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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE : EIGHt BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. • H.-W; HAINES, Publisher, , ' J, GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor - SAMUEL F, NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., Now York, Chicago, Detroit,. Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered ^as second class matter afc the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier Jn the City : of Blytheville, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six..inclusive, 56.50 per year; in zones seven, and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. ^^ The United States Goes to College Did you vote for Franklin D. Roosevelt or Wendell Willkic for .President on Tuesday, Nov. 5? Pardon us, but you didn't.. You voted lor electors, \vho you hope and expect will vote in the .electoral college for the candidate of your choice. That is the unique college to which all the UnitecT States goes, once every four years, to find out -whom it has elected its President. _ • ';; ,, : '•• /.:'.. :V.. Those electors, for whom you really voted., will meet and Tr^EY will vote IV the presidential candidates. The' their vote will be forwarded to Washington, there tabulated with similar votes in other states, and the result is the official election of a President. A long way around to .achieve a result everybody knows about. anyway? Perhaps. Some people think it ought to be eliminated a?; a useless snarl of - recl tape, to say nothing of the possibility that the electors just might'pos- sibly get together and vote for somebody you didn't intend them to vote for. at all. It all started when the country was young, and had fewer than 4,OOO.GOG people, most of whom were not allowed to vote. Even this restricted suffrage was not trusted. It was-t'elt that the voters ought to. delegate.;the right -to eboojge a President to a- select gro.up pt" /espected citizens. ' TheSe would^ be chosen by" the voters for their standing "and" judgment,' and they,- in theft wisdom,' would ' choose-Anybody they thought best'for President,. Their.number, too, equal in each.state to the number of .senators and representatives, guaranteed'; minimum representation-to each state as such, no matter how small. But after this college had twice elected 'Washington, parties sprang- up, and the idea became more and more firmly entrenched that the electors were to be pledged in advance to vote for a 1 specific candidate, thus reducing them from a choice-making body to a mere transmission belt for a choice made by the voters themselves.' Thus we are reminded every four years of two things: first, that our government is more democratic today than when it was first set up. and second, that, it is a federal union of S0 v, ereign states, and that our presidents -arc chosen !>y th, V oto of the people 0' the states as such, and not by the mass of all th u people. _™«Jiome^mes produces the phe- OUTOURWAY ~~ n6mehbn of a President getting the required number of electoral, college votes and being elected, while actually having a minority of the popular vote. That is. because he may have great majorities in the states he carries, while losing others by only a few votes. This occasionally creates some bad feeling, yet it is hard to see that such feeling would be any less if a candidate turned up with a majority of 10 votes out of 50,000,000 cast. This odd and atavistic "college" has, been functioning for 152 years and bids fair to turn out many another "graduate." It Was More Than an Election The voting of November 5, 1940, was not Just another presidential election. It was the expression of a revolution, peaceful but prolounci. •When a state like Pennsylvania for the second time in succession buries under''.adverse votes a Republican candidate for president; when New England slates like Massachusetts and Connecticut and New Hampshire go Democratic by .so wide margins, some force overriding ordinary polticnl 'affiliations lt> • at work among their pcoph:. , • • • • :• ', , .But' perhaps the most significant of. ail 19 states is Maine. This .traditionally'^Republican stronghold was distinguished for-going. Heputi- licdri. along with Vermont, 'in the overwhelming Roosevelt landslide of 1936.' /But, : the Republican majority of< four years ago was, cut to a remarkably .small margin for Willkic., \Vith UK September .'congressional aiid : state elections Maine used to be .regarded as the nation's political barometer. This year the vote of Ma'ine's people is n measure of revolutionary change. ,Presidential elections have In the- past been contests'between the Republican and .the Democratic parties. Because there-.were more Republicans than Democrats in the nation as a wttoie, Democratic hopes- of. victory always rested on divisions in the ^Republican party, This v year's election was not 'decided by .political affiliations. In this campaign, and in the reporting of the returns, the' words • "] district.';" .were • : constantly ,used;. Those districts were; Democratic .••territory, or more properly Roosevelt territory. But tens -of thousands of workers were not voting the Democratic ticket so much as they, were voting for the social programs that have taken fcvm and'.been-put. into .effect under the Roosevelt administration. They were voting for sdcjai security, for housing projects, for various lorrns of public welfare that had never been-known 'in the past, for the concept that the federal'gov- ernment will provide employment and will -feed the hungry 'and clothe "the man who has holes- in'his pants. Thus new lines' were drawn—lines- that mar>:" differing social and economic", views. The 'supremacy of. social •• and, economic •considerations over political affiliations "was ( ''evidenced on .the one"hajid : by ' "Willtye Democrats'" and on, the other by those unnumbered, men- and women who .voted for -Roosevelt-'in the Vincius- • :trial "districts." " . ,••'.'•' '•, • •It miRht • be asked .whether the Republican party, which has been overwhelmed by, Mr. Roosevelt's .social and .economic proggram,' is going to survive or whether it ".has fulfilled its' mission and-will .-dissolve arid .disappear as-, the" Whig parl.y disappeared a century ago. V '•- But it .might- also lie asked whether the 'Democratic party, triumphant and. all-powerful as it is today in the national held, is going to survive as the historic'Democratic purty'. The Victory is so much, bigger than, the Democratic pnrty that the-party may .find itself absorbed by the great:forces that have for three successive quartrenniums enabled it lo.sweep the : coun- u'y for its candidate for president. And especially as the head of the-party is more devoted to policies than to his political .party as sucn.' .The Democratic arid ' Republican' -parties as Americans . have. known them for generations .succeeded by two. parties which may or, may not bear their present names, which'may or may not have their past political characters, but will represent a division of the American people, such a * the country has'never »«.„ before, mto i-wo great .social and economic m-oups. I» Mir eyes of historians of future- years trial may prove to have been the real New Deal. —Arkansas Gazette. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1940 SERIAL STORY BY W. H. PEARS GOAL TO GO COPYRIGHT. 1940, NEA SERVICE.'INC. liuck lttik«, fhe t«?am out of their »trlke, »CHdn Dili iv prnctlc*:. Dill trie* one o( IIJK futfcur'0 1'luyM and the »crufi (emu clK>k». I/until* i?kull«njt«N him to i«uc)i ike Mufub* nil kc .andis Orders Bill To Quit Football; 'Tlierc/hasn't been : anymews in this paper since Mabel was married! Wby^dbn't you -get the editor to write up .;.;''.- • your hardware business?' 1 ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD DODOS EXTIMCT ESS THAN THEIR. DISCOVERS ON MOV. I I -THE. PLANET WILL BE SEEN B^VSS- ;INK=> .'.''••FRONT OF= THE ANONG WHAT ARE THE : ** tvtmU (o. That niffkt Hull«tli«ud it tiring* Oat tfkeltoH to <fcc ---„ nione f bpMNUM Bill urouuii. I Jot like** liill. DrutYNy I'eteri* I* tiUl it* overlooking n be*. >WQH'< IstNf, and II Bill i* in •olid >vtth (be £ke|ton» . . . - * * * CHAPTER IV "DILL MENTOR, in football togs, •^ moved slowly toward the practice field. Deep in thought, he was i'or once in his life deaf to the seductive pung of toe against leather. Ten clays had passed s,uice Drowsy dropped the hint about Dot Skelton, but it clung to his mind like a burr on a piece of wool. "Wait ur>. Bill." He started guiltily at the sound of Helen's voice. He felt somehow that even thinking of Dpt made him disloyal to Helen. Besides, sho had a darn queer habit of guessing what was on his mind. Helen fell into step with him. "Am I poison, Bill?" "Heck no, Helen," Bill said, a little gruffly. ""I've been putting in overtime, so Old Man Peskin'll let me off for the dance." "Oh, Bill, I'm so gladS" Helen's eyes glowed. "This will be the first time I've ever gone to'dance with someone that I... well, kind of like." "We'll have fun/' Bill said, and changed the subject abruptly to .football. "Well, we finally won a game Saturday." "Westerburg!" Helen scoffed. "And just by a field goal. If that's the best we can. do against a little, weak team, what'H happen when xve meet Clayton?" "Slaughter," Bill said gloomily "I'll bet Landis is fit to be tied.' * * * TANDIS was. They could heai his voice as lie stomped along ,he sidelines-bellowing at the boys Catching sight of Bill, he scowled "Well, Mentor, still teaching the scrubs to be All-Americas?" "No, .sir, but we've got some new plays ready to roll. You saic you'dMiko a chance to have the varsity stop them." Bill spoke quietly, without chal lenge, but his words sent H rusl of crimsoa to Landis' face. Foi the first time he appeared to realize that his taunt had been takei sincerely, and that now it v/as too late to .back out. "I meant what I said, Mentor, lie snapped. Then, turning to th varsity squad: "Get in there anc smear this play wide open!" In the huddle Bill said earnest ANSWER: ".Emerald," ruby, diamond,'sapphire, op'al and pearl. .NEXT: When will Valley's comet be back? Finrlc flilnrinatofl RiiKKer ! ciiistrial application. But its prop rinas v«ionnatea KUDD^T j erties prcclict rilturc usc in out . Is Successful Paint Base'; door aclhesives to impart, water ____ proofing. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- CUP)—Rub- ~" ber treated with chlorine now is! Cog Carries Children to School used in paints to prevent tacki-1 KENNEBUNKPORT. Me. (CJP)- ncss. ' tirittlcncss. instability and | Earl Biber's 180-poimcl Great Dane 1 rorros|on,aocording to the Arthur' puppy. «oc.? to school every morn- D. Little. Inc., Industrial Bulletin.; i«S i Chlorinated rubber is said to cut driving time, in half, improving | and resistance. • In hicquci-.s it. is used n^ a nuijor mgrcdient- to which plasticix;cr.-s. resins and pig- mente'nrc added. High 'cost ha,s rost.ricirc! its y, "Lefs. make these good, fel- ows. We know the plays will work, but we've got to prove it o Coach. If we do, he may let the varsity use 'em. Lot's go!" The play was simple, yet employed a brand of deception suitable to young teams. The ball came to a big scrub back. Bill cut behind him, faked a p-ab at Jie ball. Then, running together, the -two sliced on tackle. Good work by the other faking back lad made it appear that the play was going in another direction. Only the defensive halfback stayed on the play. Bill roll- blocked him as ho -dived for the ball carrier. Landis blew Ins whistle sharply. " •-. hung over the Held a minute/ The varsity stood in a sheepish group. To a man, the scrubs tried to hide the triumph that lighted their faces. Bill Mentor was surprised. Buck's training told him tha 4 . the play shouldn't have clicked' so easily. He sensed that 'it wasn't the fault of the varsity boys, but of their defensive training. Coach Landis strode across the Held toward Bill. The tiny network of veins on his nose flamed "Mentor," he said, "you're too big for your britches." "But, Coach," Bill protested "you. wanted me to show the scrubs—" "I don't want them learning circus plays," ho raged. "You're—' Ho checked himself, as if realizing that his.anger carried him too far "So long as I'm coach, Mentor I'll run the show. You're a disrupting influence. I've ]et yoi practice with the squad because I felt sorry for you. I'm througl being soft. Don't let me catch you around this field again." "Bill dug his cleats into the ground, bit down an angry retort Buck had told the fellows to behave Kke soldiers. Now it wa: his turn to take orders and no whine. T? ILL changed clothes slowly. H wrapped Biick : s uniform in ^ big bundle. Where his hear should have been, there \ sick, empty feeling. No more foot ball ever. Iiv another year 'he'< be through school and looking fo a steady job. .Bill Mentor realize* sharply just how much thes andwiched-in practice sessions •ncant to him. That night, Bill tried to get the bundle in without lotting Buck ;ee it, but the older man's keen ^yes noted the shape of the package. "That looks suspiciously j.ike a football uniform, Bill. Anything wrong?" Lying to Buck was out of the luestion. Bill said dully, "Landis booted me off the field today." "Why?" Bill toid him. Buck nodded, thumbed his pipe; ut he uttered 'no condemnation of Landis. He said simply, "That's tough, fellow." "Maybe he was right," Bill said. T guess I did want to show off your plays, Buck." Buck Mentor smiled. "Keep punching, Bill. If things go as 1'vo planned, you've got five years of football ahead." "Five years! Say—" "Here, take a look at this, fellow." * * * ' .. kN the table Bill saw a movie camera and projector. "Buck, for Pete's sake, where did you get that?" . ' / A voiding-Bill's'gaze, Buck said, "A friend of mine loft it here.' 1 . "A present?" Bill gasped. • "Not exactly. You've heard me mention Jim Kirk?" "The fellow you said could drive a hole in a concrete wall?" "That's Jim. He was my sidekick in college. Recently he heard about my accident and looked me up. He's a district sales manager for the company that makes these outfits." "I still don't .get it, Buck." The older man fumbled with his pipe. "These machines are designed especially for coaches. Jim thinks my football background would make me a good bet to sell them." "Nothing doing," Bill. said. "You're not going to do anything like that. You know darn well what the doctor told you about being quiet. I'll keep tilings going until we can afford the operation." Buck gripped his son's arm. "Sorry, Bill, but I've made up my mind. I'm through pampering myself. I'm going to. make a living for us. My legs can wait. Don't think it's going to be easy. We'll be separated, and that's tough to take.'.' "Wait/' Bill pleaded. "Something will turn up here.- I Icnow it will." Bill's mind flashed to an "auburn-haired girl. "I—TVc-'got-a plan. . . ." " (To Be Continued) SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON Golden Rule Presents Deep Challenge To Entire World in Times of Stress sleeps in the hall unti' time. . Then the children •he dog and ride "horseback" until the bell riny.s, recess in- The Hindu laws o! Manu condone lies uttered Lo .save one's lift nr 'compliment. :> !;'dy. GOOD ec GUV CAN'T LIVE INJ A HOME LIKE THAT. SUCH A RICH MOOD, ON HIS " " " ^t jf CANTT BE .DOME.' NO SIR. IT CAN'T BE PONE- X KNOW J X CAN'T ADO IT/ THAT'S , you SHC-OLD OF SAID IN TH* FIRST PLACE- YOU CAN'T vo IT/ I CAN'T UCK DEMPSEY CAN'T BE AT SEABiSOJT-- DAVE -DO TI-V SAME 0 |j|jr;:. I^SSvslK' Kn~J ^ By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople ISM'tjTME AGREEMENT'S HERS IM THIS PAes^USH TO SATISFY AStUYsWRmrt6,HboPLE-»*vlTSAVS £>CARRYING 'WHIM? WHV COULDN'T XXJ WA\T OUST feE LOSER EITHER CQU&H.S %®Oti! <^~ ALC > A PEW OfXVS UKMU I COOlD PAV VOO 1( DP*I5 ON 'DEMAND OR PUSHES) I CAM THE *!5,!MSTEAO OP DEMANDING ^TTHE WINNER PROW "THE OWLS] 19 I , YOUR. POUND aPPLESH. f ^E6AO»TWPO')CLUB TO KELLY'S WHARF, OLD BULLET \S-OUNJO IM IAS 8Aa<,TUE/ INCLUSIVE, BY WAY OP THE OMB X GOT INTVie BOHR WAft, IS 3^|] BOULEVARD/- AMD . HOOPLE! C0r«. 1M01Y HEA SUittCC. Wt. T. W. MC. U Te.\t: Luke (i:27-38 By WILLIAM E. GILKQY, D, l>. Editor of Advance This lesson on the Golden Rule :omcs with a deep and tremendous challenge to us in the times in which we arc living. To love our •incmica, to bless them thai curse as. and to turn the other check tc .lim who smiles the one, is a tcach- ,ng that 13 not cnsy to follow in a .vorld at war. and in a .world in .vhich our own country is threatened with a violence that now as; .•nils other lands and peoples. It is obvious that there is .some .imit of practical common sensa .0 ihis idealistic teaching- II one followed the injunction of t:he icsson, "Give to everyone that .jskcth thcc." there would very soon jc nothing lo give. The ultra-pacifLst would say that A T e must follow these teachings 1H- jrally, re^arrUcfjs of consequence' jO oiii'vsclvc^ ;md regardless even jf the sweeping away of our government, and its free democratic ( It is a principle of i lor individuals !1 '^'! governments. • Few follow an interpretation that j leach to .such an illogical, impracti- i GUI. and disa^rou.s end. Ncvcvt-hc-1 less, to disregard Uvi? teaching and aullify it, making it of no account, is as false n.s io interpret It with complete How different our histoiy here the United States would have .been, following; the Civil War. if Lincoln had lived and. if his counsels and attitude OL magnanimity had been followed' resistance,.but also on the spirit of that resistance. A nation that would be strong should not dissipate any of its strength in hatred. 'Buikt Factory' Makes Ttarget Practice Cheap ANDERSON, S. C. (UP) — For years, Anderson's police force had no' target practice because the city acials said it. was too expensive officials said it was too expensive. i Now they have their own "bul- Instcad, what Mic country saw i let - factory" and the cost of target was the spirit of the carpet-baggci and exploitrr grasping for himself the fruits of victory, and thereby in very large measure turning the physical victory -into something of a moral and social defeat. Pcrhsips it, j r , along Mils line that we <:;)Ji best interpret the lesson. People ;irc not likely to be dissuaded by a lesson like this from defending their homes from attack, •and from upholding and defending their country against Hie threat of violence, aggression, and destruction. Yet, the defense of our land de- practice is very small. The council authorized the pur- chy.s-c of bullet-moulding and cartridge-loading equipment.. The United States Department of Justice gave police the empty shells. Lead for the bullets comes from I ho discarded lead pipe, which the police collect. The city buys black powder and caps. After each target practice, discharged shells are picked L-IJ and used again. Black widow spiders arc so named because the females willingly make widows of themselves by eat-- -v-..,.. *.,v. .HIHYI^ wjuuvva ui i.ut j.pemts not only upon firmness of ing their husbands. By Clyde Lewis Our Ipobou is ;i lesson lor Armib- j tice Day, and il we look- back to j the first Armistice Day in 1918 a»d ; observe what has followed in the \ years since then, we can perhaps understand more clearly something of the meaning of this lesson. j If, in the setUcmcnt of the Hr&t j World War. there had been more j »ovc for one';; enemies, if there had j been greyer magnanimity, U there j had been a greater purpose, such j ns Lincoln expressed, to "bind up i the common wounds with rnnlice i toward none"—how different the j course ot !hp v/di-ld, might have | Tiin Treaty of Versailles," v.'hicii j hus l?een so roundly condemned j was not .such a bad treaty as' treaties go. Its terms were very mllcl -i;» >oji)pn.n.\on with what Germany is impojiing on conquered countries and in comparison with ( what, slic IH likely to impose if she j ihoukl dominate the world. Vet, measured by the standard of the; teaching of Jesus and the ideal of i recovery of lite and good relation-} ships for all peoples, the Treaty of Versailles was subject to much condemnation. ''Mania was too tired lo wait up i'or you—all right, what's ' your storv this time?" *• '- -i

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