The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 6, 1939 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 6, 1939
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«? *<- t- * .','(' '-', ' PAGE FOUE E, (ARK.). COUlllJStt NEWS Tlflt BLYTHEVILLB OOURIKR NEWS ,, "'V 'THE OOORO» KIWS OO. , < ''-'-' ' K W, HAINBS. Publhber , . r 'ijj-' J. r QRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor V SAMUEL F, KOERIS, Advertising Manager • ;vBol« NiUonkI Adnrtting ? ttfantai D»flte«r Inc , New York, CMc*go, D». St.' Louis, i D*ll««, Kansas City, Mcmphte. 'Published Erery Afternoon Except ^ , Entered u second class nutter at the pott- •fTJoe »t ElyUievlllc, Ark»nsa», under «ct of Congress, October 9, 1917. . ,• < • 8«ned by the United Press f SUBSCRIPTION RATES / • By carrier In llie City of Biythcvillt, ISo per Httk, or 65c per month. By mull, ftllhln a radius ot 50 miles, 1300 p«r year, $160 for six months, 15c lor three months; by mall In postal zones two to E|X Inclusive, WM per year; In zones seven and eight, MODO per year, payable In advance. Inexorable Justice Two BlyUieville negroes who have waxed fal and sleek in (lie close confinement of the deatli house a I -Tucker '•'Prison _farm-sfiw their last hope for avoiding the deal!) penalty for criminal attack on a white girl near here in December, 193<1 fade yesterday when the United States Supreme Court refused to review a lower court ruling upholding their conviction. Admittedly justice has Ijcen very slow in their case but they must finally die for their crime. It is to the credit of Mississippi County, as a community of tolerance and law and order that their death will be legally exacted. .Regardless of our personal views or feelings over such a crime it is undoubtedly best for any community that its law enforcement is through the proper channel and by lawful methods. Beware Of The Hale Monger Children are not, generally speaking, born wilh strong hatreds. They gradually acquire them only as they hear their elders voice them, by, watching their "elders practice them, - by deliberate teaching. r This process goes on throughout life. Even mature people do not naturally hate other whole classes of people. Kv- ery natural tendency of a life which forces all to be together in the world , is toward mutual friendliness, mutual ,^ufl'erance, mutual tolerance. *,., <-' But some people, for reasons best "known to themselves, go about stirring up hatreds. Quite simple people, who, like Ihe amiable comic character Wash Tubbs, "ain't mad at nobody," are thus converted Jnto haters. This is an established Vniciple, never better illustrated than during the World War -when,perfectly.ordinary citizens with no particular feeling about Germany or things German were (juickly aad consciously converted into Hun-haters, and boys from the cornfields who had scarcely heard of Germany were taught to thrust home the bayonet with an angry growl of "ISoche!" All this is happening again today. People angrily demand one's ear, and insist lliat one'should hate this or that nationality, this or that religion, (his or that political system. But one's own nature and conscience are a better guide than the advice of interested persons, especially -those who get their living by preaching hato, Strong and deep in America is the • tradition and feeling of respcct-for oth- OUT OUR WAY 1 CAN <SMEIL PORK CHOPS FRVIN'., BUT t VJosrr EN joy 'EM — i WON'T EW 3CN Trf HULL EVENIN', BECAUSE 1 LOST TH' GAME TOCW/....NEVER i '.©IT VOOR MA INTERESTED IN BASEBALL.- - GOSH, •! OREAD COIN' INTO THAT HOUSE'. era, thoygh they lie different from our-' eelvos in j'digion, ii; politics, i,-i Wood. Strong and deep in America is the natural toleration and lack of ingrained hatreds that is far from a mark of Aveakness or indifference, but a tower of strength. Re yourself, he natural, let the natural Amciican toleiiuice and respect for others and their beliefs have full play. Turn disdainfully from professional hate-mongers who have the supreme impudence to think that Ihcy can play : oh the American people at will a time of alien prejudice and unnatural hatred. Society Jf there is one crime for which it i.s hard, very himl, to find a vestige of an excuse, : it. is Ihe snuigflijit' • into tfio country of luxury goods by- social-register travelers who have no objection to laying out hundreds and thousands of dollars abroad for dresses and jewelry, but who are willing to take desperate chances on avoiding the payment Of taxes on them in the form of duty. :."... Many American patriots in the days just before the Revolution were smugglers. tint that was different. They were avoiding taxes on necessities, in the laying of which they had had no 'choice. - ,.'.. . ; . . , Today's smuggling of the kind referred to has no such excuses. The 'goods are usually luxury goods. It is to he presumed that the people who travel abroad and buy such dxponsive articles have plenty-' of money, else they would not do either/ To see thcn\ attempt to beat the law in order to brag and snicker, to their friends later of how they "beat the government" is obnoxious in the highest degree. On such offenders the government should crack down efliciently and thoroughly. ' , - Un icu niei'ii Is - Slates have been slow lo follow the example of Nebraska in establishing one-chamber legislatures. This political experiment appears lo have worked well, ) s H- has strikingly reduced the; cost of legislative; sessions, and though it is early to .say delinitely, seems lo have improved somewhat Ihe quality of legislators chosen, there being fewer of them, chosen by broader constituencies. . Most slate constitutions were modeled after the federal one, and though most, of the rc.-tsons for having a House and Semite in the federal government do not apply lo (he states, they follow-, cd precedent here, tod. Precedent is strong, but iievcrthe- le-ss bills proposing unicamcral legislatures gained places on the 1939 legislative calendars of seven slates, according ^ to the Council of Slate 'Governments. .Four have been defeated, action is s;till pending in Ohio, California and New Jersey. Five years after its experiment in "streamlining" slate government, Nebraska remains alone in having a uni- rameral legislature. )3ut the recurrence of such biljs in many states show that .some at least are still alive to the possibility/of improvement. SIDE GLANCES ••by Carbraith "Your wife tells me you're oxlrcinely fortunate and Unit your business is exceptionally fjooil." . '' THIS CURIOUS WORLD A B AAANV OH THE ANCIENT ROMANS BE1_I EX/ED THAT THE COM£T OF -4-4 B.C. WAS SENT TO CONVEV THE SOUL. OF JUUOS TO ITS FINAL. RESTIN<3 PLACE. A -OR T>-IE FAR. - /A WHAT is THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENTS ^> v« n »nr" !l ' '" lhc Amies of Argentina, with Us cle- valion of 23,080 feel, overshadows nil other peaks of both Americas. NEXY: Across Hie soulii seas by (and. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social iisiiRc by answering || lc fcl- lovving questions, then clirclimff against the authoritative answers below: 1. Would it. be correct to use records on a phonograph for the wedding march at a simple home wcriritng? 2. For a simple home wedding In the summer, is it correct for llie groom lo wear white flannels anti a dark coal? 3. When wedding gifts are en display, must the cards be removed? 4. Docs a bride wear her engagement ring on her engagement finger rim ing the wctiding ceremony'?'. 5. Who selects and pays for lhc bride's bouquet? What would you dn il — Von arc. a prsspcclivc bride anti want lo .sciul out your nntiouncr- nicnts at tlic correct lime. Would you— : (a) Have Ihcm mailed immediately By J. R. Williams OUR BOAIIDIKG HOUSE : will] Major-Hooplc v v , THAT'S JUST A PART OF TH'TRAlMING! WAIT TILL vou GCT FAMOUS AND HAVE THOUSANDS Of BASEBALL FANS OM VOUR NECK. •WHY, THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN VOtl'LL BE ASHAMED TO LEAVE THE HOUSE! M-M--THOSE CHOPS OO SMELL GOOD! WELL, SO LON6.... ' ^i?r MW? $*X' •'> ^ FAOM6 THE MUSIC TUESDAY, JUNE (5, 1930 '.• SERIALSTORY : "r - ; DATE WITH DANGER BY HELEN WORDEN I»J», NEA SERVICE (I vou OIOWT RESUME 7.XCKL.V SOLID AS i RECOLLECK 'CEPT SE8EM: MGS ikl THAT LAST MILK PUWCH/ AM' A-CTER VOU FED AAAM HAT TO THE WLK VVAGGW I4DSS, VOL) 'SISTED T. BUYS A'COZEN "ICE CREAM COWES AT VEWA'S LUMc^f PO'OE H'OSS,(\U'WHEKI TWE MOSS OlDM'CRAVE'EM, VOU VOOSE'P/C3THA\V)SE Yd DIET WAS RESOLUTELY LlijUID'/ MIS' HOOPLE GOME TO TH 1 STORE SAV SHE V/ANT WORD WIF' YOU WMEU SHE <3ET EVEM "WE ICE FEELS LIKE GLOWING TOCO L&.ST 14IOWT . THNT MIGHT HAVE «E? WHERE DID WE GO TRACK. WlTM ALL THAT MOWEV? EOAD / COULD P^CE OS, WITHOUT IVMERE'S MARTHA dd afltr, M»rr " ur >' »* ct '« A ' CHAPTER XVIII CWM looked very young, thought u Martin, when she walked info his apartment half an hour later, Jici- Ijraiily slarlled him. He rcsjsleil an impulse to send her away. His sentimentality irritated liitn. "Sil down and make yourself id homo," ho said awkwardly. "I've got a new drink I think you'll get a kick out of." "Good," she said. "Drinks and people are no longer amusing when you know them too well." "Then you. must like me." "I hardly know you at all. But I nlready lilsn you." .lie sat on the lounge beside her. "Mow wo can talk." As she sipped the cocktail she pressed him for more details ot liis own life. "I'd much rather talk about yours." , "I'm very dull and so is my life." "No beautiful woman Is ever dull. You haven't (lie face to deny youVe cot Hie prettiest figure in the world." He put an arm around her, "Don't," she said, but she didn't move away. "Did you like your drink?" lie asked. "It's marvelous. I feel so happy —so gay." She smiled brightly, her eyes shining. "May I have another?" "No. You've had enough. What arc you-doing tonight?" "Nothing," , He glanced at his watch". "Like to continue our lour ot (he town?" "I'd adore it." lie stared down at her. As the codilail wore oft, she watched him wilh fear. Suddenly ho was kissing her passionately, savagely. "Oh, don't," sho bogged, struggling. Then she laughed, and snuggled against him, but dre\v back as her head touched something hard and metallic in his vest pocket. : ^What's that?" "It's my best friend, my gun." •*'•** A STEP sounded in the hall. She jumped up and began arranging her hair. Nick was standing in (he doorway. "G'd cv'ning, Miss Shirley." Clem's chin struck a defiant angle. "How do you do, Mr. Hart Mr. Martin and. I are just about to leave." - • _ "So I sec." He' winked ait Martin. "You've . picked a 1 good one this lime, Duke." Martin walked toward the hall. Im going to get my coat, Miss Shirley." Then In a whisper to Nick, "Shut up, you fool." Nick mumbled something about people who couldn't'stand kidding. "What'll you have, Miss Shirley?" he asked as he poured himself a scotch and soda, "I've been drinking a marvelous cocklail Mr. Martin mixed for me!" She held up her glass. "It's empty." "Is he try Ing •» new one on you?" "Yes." He glanced at her thoughtfully. Say, did you ever know Janice French?" Mai-tin walked into the room. "You're as much • of a fool as Tuckie Thompson, Shut your trap." "You'll have to excuse Nick, Miss Shirley," he said in a louder voice. "He's a diamond from Tenth avenue." • . . The second cocktail was getting results. "That s'all right. Duke," said Clem. "Lady, you'll have me fallin' fer you, instead of the Duke, if you keep that up." Nick grinned. "You're easy on the eyes. How about a date?" Martin's mouth straightened. "Beat it, Nick. You'd do better sticking around the Dove." "Then I'll be seeing you at the Dove." The front door banged "If he wasn't my pal, I'd knock his head oft," grumbled the Duke. "I've done enough beefing. How'd you like to go to Mickie's?" "What's Mickie's?" "A joint where they've got a peep-hole in the door." * * * 'S was over a saloon at 40th street and Eighth avenue. Because of two entrances which formed a getaway, and a proprietor who was one of the boys, the gangsters of prohibition days made Mickie's their headquarters. After repeal, those who hadn't gone to Sing Sing or to the bottom-of the East river continued to call it headquarters. Martin led the way up a narrow, winding flight of stairs. At Ihe head of the steps was a closed door with a small oblong panel and an elaborate lock. Duke knocked three times. The panel slid back and a pair of black eyes peered out. A little man, round enough to be called fat, with a. full moon of a face, a broken nose, and a slit for a moulli, opened the door. "If it ain't the Duke himself. How are you, Kid?" He held out a fat, squashy hand, his small eyes'.darling'back of Martin. "Brought your lady friend along, too." '.-.-. "Glad lo.se6 you, Mickie," said' Matlin." "Meet Miss 'Shirley.'' The little man shook hands with Clem, "Come In, said the spider to the fly,", he chuckled. "Bui in this case, I guess il's Hid other way round, Miss Shirley. I'm t|, Q fly and the Duke's the spider. At least I'm one of the flics." liis eyes rested on her. She and Martin followed Mickie. The tightly •-shuttered window, dim lights and cigaret smoke, helped the husli-hush al- mosphere. So did the people. A group of dark-skinned, unshaven men stood at the bar talking in low tones. Two or three who inlght iiave been race 'track bookies were in»a corner drinking. All the company seemed to know M^flin ond all slared fur- lively at Clem. Fleeting glanceii passed between them. Clem wondered if it was her fur coal or diamond bracelets they wanted, liii another moment, they were fawn-' Ing in their servile greetings lo Martin. , "Well, liere I am, by God," lie exclaimed, slapping first this one, llien lhat one on the back. He was in excellent spirits. "1 want the best sleak ;n the house," he commanded, "and bring us Iwo Scotch and sodas." "Tell me about this place and these- people," she said. In stark words Martin began describing the purple patch that was the past of this furlive spot. He sketched in Ihe killings, the pay-offs and Ihe get-aways' lhat had been planned at Mickie's. His self-complacency was magnificent. "I made Mickie," he said. "Saved him from being fried. With a violent gesture lie drained liis glass.- "Another Scotch and soda," he called to the bartender. "I never knew life coulcl be so exciting until I heard you scribe yours," Clem said. "It's ,,^ living a detective slory. You lake chances." Martin lit a cigaret and inhaled a long breath of smoke. "To my mind there is no risk, if you plan." He reached in his pocket aiid brought out a cigaret case. "Have one?" As Clem smoked she studied llie cigaret. .' "That isn't drawing well," Martin said suddenly, substituting another. Dropping it in llie ash Iray, he deliberately lit a match and set fire to the stub.--Slowly'the flame licked up the paper, lighting sharply, for a second, two initials just below the fed .marks left by Clem's lipstick. ;. • • "Why look," she exclaimed, "J. F." Janice .French's initials are on that cigaret I was smoking! 1 ': (To Be Continued) after the ceremony? (b) Mail them the day before the . ceremony? (c) Mail them when you return from your wcckliiijj trip? Answers 1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. No. •t. No. . . ! 5. The groom—though it, is wise or him to consult the bride about icr bontuicl, since it, is really a part of her costume.' Hcsl "What Wculil You Uo" sa- ulion (a). " Ten Years Ago r«-l -• ' ' . Jinie C, 1929 , Thomas' Kent- Maharr returned his morning from Alton, 111., where ic attended Western Military Academy. Mrs. Edgav Muir and daughter, 'oily, of Flint, Mich., nrrlvcd ycs- crday for a visit with Mrs. Muir's inrcnts: Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Silkier, rhcy formerly llvtd here. The. Rev. Marion A. Boggs, pastor :f the First Presbyterian church, vas given honorary degree of doc- or ot divinity by Arkansas college, it -BaUwnllc, at the 57th annual commencement, exercises this week. Miss Vivian Dillahutity anti Jane Conway Field have returned from Gulf.-Park College' at Guifport, \fiss.. where (hey were students this year. Mrs. Charles Mttescn has le- lurncd from St. Louis; where she spent a week because pt the death :f her brother. ' • Mrs. VI. E. Ntibietl of Tupelo. Miss,, will arrive tonight for a visit with Mrr and Mrs. H. O. Pnrtlovr. She is Mrs. Parllotv's mother. New Brunswick Hopes To Boost Cattle Raising ST. JOHN. N. 8, (UP)—Plans to evive New Brunswick's once- lliriving hoof cattle raising Industry ate being discussed here. The cnltlc industry flovirishcd In c province until an embargo was damned down mnny years ago, on exports to Great Firllotli. The embargo was liilcd some time ago. It is believed that revival of the beef catlle export Industry would benefit New Brunswick agriculture as fl whole, and especially aipour- nge (armers to produce' their own grain. j Maine 1111 By Erosion ! Augusta, Me. UP)—It Is estl- nialcd^ that • about S.000,000-acres of land have been , abandoned In Maine'durlng the past 50 years because of soil ercslon. • .. THE FAMILY DOCTOR -I T. M. M*. M. •. Mkt. Mental Disease Problem Is'Grave Aiid Needs Intelligent Attack UY DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN enough Into conlact wilh Ihef scon right kind of medical facilities. Probably the first problem for! the psychiatrist is to determine jj: whether or not Ihe child at birth f is mentally sound. The psychiatrists j;' are convinced that.preventive work;: can 'best be done in childhocd.S Parents, teachers, and organizations i" concerned wilh the supervision oi| children must realize lhc impor- jj lance of recognizing strange be-1 hnvlor at Ihe earliest possible mo-t ment. also necessary to recogniz as soon as possible children who have been mentally retarded or wha are slow in Ibcir menial develop.'' ment. Sooner or later these children f; attempt to compete with more in-f children. Pressure home forces them beyond obilily an^l Mieir menial situation^ fro m E Ihcirt Editor. Journal of the American .Medical Association, and of Hj-gcia, the Health Magazine Recent years have, seen great grcwth in interest and popular knowledge of psychiatry and mental health. The terhis or the science are used frequently in conversation, unfortunately often by people who have only a sketcliy idea of what they mean. To , begin with, many, people will glibly tell you that ^mental disease Is increasing at an'alarming rate, •nils ought not to be said-without qualification. The unquestioned facts seem, to be these:• -. , About one p'cr cenl of the people of the United States are .incapacitated by epilepsy, fccbte-mindediiess and various other type^ of mental disease. About 40' per cent more people - arc now in hospitals for may ^ result In jiermanent dislm mental disease than in 1926. Each anccs. day, about 300 such people enter. In the language of llie p.-.ychiai- such institutions for the first time, rist, these children s;melimes have This makes the problem of the ! parental ovcrprplcctioji, .soinslJmss! care of mental disease an increas- I sensitiveness over their handicap.! Ingly important one. But it dees I sometimes a feeling that they have? not necessarily mean that mental j been rejected by society, as a result' disease itself is increasing. of which they may develop feelings [ People live longer today, and the' of inferiority, insecurity and appre-i older we set the more chance there ; hensicn. Out cf these feelings come;' is of breakdown ot the mental fuhc- anxiety neurosis, splitting ol tlicn 1 lions.- We diagnose mental disease 'personality, or the Insanity ol actol-S more accurately than \ve used to; , csccncc and perhaps eventually' people with menial defects used to, complete menial breakdown. die earlier (ban they do now. The) ' . - » handicapped child today lin-s a bcl- j NEXT: Sympathetic. umlcrslAVl lor chance to live due to belter ing of chn[l 01IC of Uesl p, cvcutive5 | facilities and medical procedures,) ot tutllrc mcntal i 10 ublcs. The. advance in. such- diagnosis'.and treatment is such that It has .beccme a new medical specialty oh a 'tremendous scale,'known as psychiatry. Even this has already been divided Into several specialties. us i The problems cf mental defect and of mental disease are now approached not only by putting the patient into an institution, but also by applying new. forms of trentnicnt, many of which hiwbeen discovered only within 25 years. Nevertheless, with the rapid development , of- this new medical specialty and wilh the Improvement In our knowledge there still remain many people ^ho have not been brought inlo cintaci with suitable information. No doubt, part of Uils Is due to cutting of budgets for Institutions, but also e .is due . lo the fact Dial people do nol know that lliese conditions can be con- BuildJng Soundproofed For Traiti Dispalclier&l trollfid. _Patieiils ..are not brought dispatchers. ST. LOUfS (UP)—Because seven train dispatchers \vlio work in the Pine Bluff'. Ark., yards of (he St. IiOiiis-Southwcstcrn complained -Ihat noise from trains on adjacent Irncfcs Interfered \vltli ! Ihelr. work. Federal Judge Charles 1 B. Davis ordered the railroad to 1 spend 61,600 to soundptool the. building.. Carleton S. Hadley. atoiney for! the trustee of the railroad, whh ^ Is In process ot reorgaiiizalik,,. said the road would go even further. He said ft would, in addition} air-condltioii the biilldine, install! venelian Winds and Indirect light-! Ing lay new floor covering and! build metal lockers for each of the

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