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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 18, 1934
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.), COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Tern cooRMR N«WB qo, PUBUSUBUI O. R. BABOOUK. Mlk* |t W. UAUOH, Admuim liuu«tc Bolt N»Uoo»l Advertmug Alfcaiuu DaUles, Inc., New OtfMt, 6t, Louie, Dallas, KiW Vork, Chicago, ) City, Uempblt. •Published Every Afternoon Wccpi Hunfl»y. Entered IE second class mailer it the post office nt Biyllievlllc, Arkansas, unilcr act o( Con«rea, October 9, 1917. Served DY tne united Vre*» ' SUHSCIUl'lTON RATES By carrier In tnc city o: iilvUicvlllo, 150 per week or W-50 pci year In Rdvuv.c. By m»ll within » radius of W rolles, |3.W per your f 1.1x1 lor six months, 85c for tl.rte inoutin; Dy mail In postal zones two W six. Inclusive, Ki.50 PCT year. In w>ncs sewn anC t!*ht, IIU.OU pt'i yetr, payable In advance. 'Rays May Avert Wat Bui Not Us Cause If it hail been anyone but Nikola Tesla who announced discovery of Cleans to erect a wall of "force rays" around a nation's borders to keep out invading armies, Hie country would very likely indulge in a licarly horse laugh. Mr. Tesla, however, is one of those scientific gentlemen who can't IJG laughed off. ' His assertion bounds wild enough, in all conscience—a cross between Jules Verne and the earlier 11. G. Wells—but modern inventors are miracle workers anyway, and few of them arc any cleverer than Mr. Tesla. Suppose, just for the sake of argument, that his invention turns out to be as effective as he predicts. Each country would be able-to enclose its borders in a new kind of military wall, an impalpable but infinitely effective wall, unlike anything ever seen before. Microscopic particles of dust electrically driven in vast, whirlwind curtains, impervious to armies, navies, or fleets of airplanes—-let each nation shelter itself inside such barriers and there could be no more war, because invasion would be an impossibility. * + * This having been done, we would gel —what? The millennium? probably not?'''F.of th'e problem of wai' is a problem that goes to the very roots of •modern society, and il can't be settled simply by making it impossible for pugnacious peoples to get nt each other. The causes of war would remain untouched. The rivalries, the suspicions, and the conflicting aims which breed war would be right where they were before. If they could find an outlet in armed strife, they would find it in some other kind of strife. There can be economic wars, bloodless but quite as bitter as those in which armies and navies are used. * * * For the modern world, after sill, is still very like a jungle, in which might, makes the rules and self-interest is the first law. As long as it continues to be that kind of world, there will be international conflicts of one kind or another. Making invasion a physical impossibility would save many lives and pre- vent much suffering, of; but it would not bring us any nearer to finding how to live harmoniously in a genuine community of nations. —Bruce Cation, Stifling Criticism Htiey Long has started—or tried to .start—a dangerous innovation in his attempt to punish Louisiana newspapers for opposing his |H>licics. 'The Louisiana legislature, at his bidding, has voted a 2 per cent tax on newspaper advertising. That this represents a move to strike at the pocketbooks of editor*) who have dared to criticize the Kinglish and his program is too obvious to be denied; and that it will meet the fate which awaits all cil'wU (o curb freedom of the press in the United States is a pretty safe prediction. A very little thought, will show how vicious is the principle embodied in lujf- isli-lioii ol this kind. Snpiiose a slate government is able, at will, to impose sharp linancial penalties on newspapers of the stale. Will tint tin 1 mere possession of this ability inevitably lend to silence criticism? Will not the people of the stale, by virtue, of that fact, be deprived of their right to know precisely what is going on in their government? SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Our Prison System Iir.tcad of this guard being on (rial, Arkansas' ix'nal system should be on trial. The It mi lor women especially should be :i placi- o[ redemption Instead of u place where ratlely cm take its revenge out on those who break the law. Tin siimc Is true ol the laviu for men. There me men In Hie rtaie iienllenllnry today who do not belong there. There arc men who will mate good citizens it released at : the; pre;«T lime, but who nre apt to become reckless and indifferent It cmifhied too long. No eitoit is made to study types. How can a jury determine how long a man should stuy in the penitentiary. If we tend a man to the penitentiary for a definite period of time, Ills sentence becomes nothing more or less than revenge. * « V We miiy send him there lor ten years mid lie might be (It to 'return to society In one year or six. moutluV; On the other hand we nilslit send ,-. man to the penitentiary for five yenia and he may never be IK to return to scclcly. yet he Is automatically released when hi? lime Is up. nlthoiigh he is a diingcrou.s character beyond redemption. Those who violate the luvv should be cent to the penitentiary tor tin undetermined period of time. They should stay there until those In position to observe their actions nnrt know, say they arc nt to return to society, whether, it is olio day or 50 years. » • f Some criminals arc or such a type that they should be confined the remainder ot tliclr lives. Yet we turn them loose on society to kill, ami rob merely because they have served a specified period of time in the penitentiary. K n ity thing they are more dangerous rchen they come out than when they went in. Arkansas' penal system U fifty j'an; behind the limes. Instead o( ctnssifymj the types and working for Ihe redemption of those who are not beyond that staje we are operating a first, class crime school. Instend of trying a trusty guard. Arkansas' pcnnl system should be on trial. As far as a majority of people are concerned it has already bscn found guilty. —Walter Soirclls. Jr.. in t>me Ulufl Commercial. "Oh, yeah? Who has Racr ever whipiK'd? A coiipla of hums!" Physical Education Valuable iii Teaching Health Habits F1V DR. MOKKIS USHBEIN Kdilcr, Jotrnal of the American nirrtleal Association, anil of Ilype!:i, the Health Magazine I don't relieve it is necessary lo H'niind you how Important il I.-, to hnvc real physical education t'i be ';ea!thfnl am! get the most wort: an! plcasiiie onl of your body. Bv physical education I mean nn' only calisthenics and musculur exorcise, but also instructions in 111" ways of health mid indeed everything Unit relates to the. body. As I have mentioned many timer, livfvlniisly, u high percentage of our children in Ihe public schools suPcr from delects that are easily correctable, such as malnutrition, bar! trelh. .hitccted lonsibrapd adc- nnMs defective vision and hcJtrln;, and occasionally henrt disease and tuberculosis. If you can uncover these diseases curly and take all possible proper step 1 ; toward coireeling them, or overcoming Iheiu. your children should benefit enormously. causes of breakdown in middle ige. Ihe collection of abscessed ,cclh, the removal of diseased ton- Jli. and resistance A physlci.v.i in Ihe Pillsbuish public schools observed the 11 and 15-year-old boys and girls over a 10-year period from IBI3 lo 1D3I. and found that tlieii average weight increased live pounds and \3 ounces, and llieir average height increased two- thirds of an inch. Tins may IK taken as a general effect o[ the application of new knowledge garding health and physical cation. the building of greater to Infection must in- fluenrr favorably the Incidence of generative diseases. The Editor'i Letter Box :o vote. They know what Gover- lor Futrell u doing for the state and people. See what he has done the first year of his administration— pm money hi Us treasury, the first for many years This is what worries Mr. Reed pud those who are opuoscd (o mi honest administration such as Is i,i.-inu given by Judge Futrell. Now I find another fly In the lock. Trie penitentiary has causad this bunch something more to talk about. Now what more cun be done than the governor has done? After [he guard killed the womtm and was exonerated by the coroner, Gov. Futrell ordered him arrested and put. him in jail and tired the superintendent, flrcd the woman manager from the woman's department, and appointee; a ni-w management. Now what more could any cue do? This shows his honesty *md nerve to do the right thing at all times, but some iwople arc not satisfied with this, but will Btilt denounce him. But those arc simply crooks'and arc oppnsed to anything honest and frank. Now I appeal to the i>eo- ple, not only ot Mississippi county, but the people ot thu whole state, to keep an honest man in the governor's office while we ha'.e him. It's a great pity Hint we can'i elect him for 10 ycais instead of two. Then the state would get back on its feel for many years to come. Yes, citi/cris of Mississippi county, I beseech you lo do your duty. Do il manfully. Oo lo the polls on the 14th day of Aiujust mid help to keep a good man }t\ office while you have the chance. John B. Diiver, Lnxora, Ark. CHURCH EXCUSES WEDNESDAY, JULY THIS CURIOUS WORLD % William Ferguson 6LUE tves ARE NOT £/!.£/£• AT ALL, Bur ACTUALLY ARE COLORLESS/ THERE IS AN A&SENCK OK PIG/WENT IN THE OUTER LAYER. OF THE IRIi, THUS EXPOSING THE INNKfe LAYER-, WHICH APPEARS BLUE OP THE SCATTERING OF SHORT- WAVE LIGHT RAYS. IVE-BACKED THRUSH REPEATS ITS THOUSAND T/MES DA/W. By Geo. W. Well T guess my son-in-law and hiredman will change their ideas about my new Church Hint 15 to be organized on an "entirely new plan, when they hear of the lei- tor I got from an Australian man of exceeding wealth. This man wants me to give him a complete outline of my new Chinch which ivill be known as the "Share and FIRE,THE FIRST CHEMICAL AGENT OP MAN, IS BELIEVED 6Y AAANV AUTHORITIES TO HAVC BEEN IN USE AT LEAST 6Q.OOO YEARS. Tit C T Blue eye." appear blue for the same lenson thai the sky appear thai color. If longer light waves were .scattered more freely, eyes, us well as the sky, would appear yellow. blue Share Alike Religion—limited," lie says In his letter that right at j this time all his ready cash as well as all hit; other property is licri up, but if my plan is what I'.e heard it, was—he will probably be ready to back it_ to the limit. lie will not leulizc he sees the wonderful possibilities of "Share and Share Alike Religion —Limited," that there is no limit. There Is only one thing in his letter that 1 cannot stand for nncl thai is the suggestion that his nephew be put at the head ot this Church. Of rouire it has not Occurred to him thai this idea is a creature ol the brain of a man of 1113: knowledge and abUity otherwise he would not think of put- ling some other man at the head: even though the man may be as email ns the nephew says he is. 'Copyrighted.' SOPHIE ZERR'S SUPERB LOVE STORY —-- .By Sophie Kcrr <To the Editor:) f notice you published two letters recently from those who seem to be opposed to letting the people know who they are, - but criticisint: (he management, of the recenl new deal In this country, calling surnames only, such as Frank, Dill and Ben. This may plsasc some people, but this kind of criticism doesn't gel by with intelligent, and thinking people. What they want is farl.s. not fun or fcoiishncss. After sizing up conditions in eastern Arkansas I can fully realize that this lot is damaging our state adminislra-l lion and has cost Gov. Futrell i many votes, and I have made up my mind from Die source fromf whom thi.~ comes is a well formed plan lo injure Ihe head of our administration by those who opposed him two years ago. and I fully realize why nnd for what jji_ | purpose this is being done and I who is directing it. The parties OUT OUR WAY Bv Williams / RUMNIW 1 FROM A -SNAKE, 'V / HAH j» WELL, AIN'T IT NO: MV WAS AU- TOOK UP WITH TH 1 SNAKE? KINDA VELLOW,TO RUN AWAY AM' LEAVE VOUR BABy BROTHER? COULDKI' Vou FEEL -TU 1 WAGON GIT LIGHT WHEN HE PELL OUT? COULDN'YOU FEEL IT SUPDENLV PULL EASIER? COULDN'YCU FEEL— T'n \fj -it- ill i ON»E TMMS AT A TIM While Ihe middle-aged iicrson of today breaks down becaira of overwork ol the heart, kidneys, and circulation of Ihe blood, this Pittsburgh physician believes that llio jirescnt generation when gro;ui will suffer less from such breakdowns, because ol better pronnr.i- tion through the mcans.of modern health education. * * • As a result of proper attention lo correctable defects through in? teaching ot goon! hygienic habits uurt by use of suitably organized physical training, the adolescent cf today will develop strong musculature, co-ordination of movement, and a better balanced nervous mechanism. From what we know of Ihe ANNOUNCEMENTS The Courier Nc*s has been authorized to announce the following a« candidates frr public office, subject to tho Democratic primary nest August: For Representative IVY W. CliAWr'OKD CURTIS J. LITTLE For Reelection for Sccor.d Term Fur Cortntj Jodjo 7.AL b. HARRISON GEORGE W. B.VRHAM For Member of Consrcs! CLINTON L. CALDWKLU For Shtnrr ind Collector CLARKNCE II. WIISON for Second Term Tor Re-elcctlM For County Trra-witcr JOE S. DILLAHUNTJ ROIjAND ORKtlN I'or Circuit Couit clerk HUOH CKA10 ADDISON SMITH R. B. (SKEEn STOUT For Cottnly Court Clrtk FHKI) FliBEMftW Fur Uf-EU'cUnn for 2n,l T Ctm CAREY WOODBUKN For A^.<emo? H. L. (BIl,I,Yl (1ALSEU U. C. (IKE) HUDSON For ConiUble of CUciuawbi Towuihip JiOK ROBERTSOit who are behind the move were opposed to Judge Futrell two years ago and want. Ills administration to be a failure. Frank, the weakling, is an easy mark because lit loves two dollars more than he loves one. Hen lias never been for Futrell. and Bill, who's an unknown quality, recently Iroin tiic great, slate of Mfesi&ippl. is simply for Bill and his recently purchased holdings in Mississippi county, which 1 learn he has well equipped, as your Headway correspondent indicates. I may later on give a full description of the tilings your Hood way correspondent 'suggests, afte making an inquiry and getting the facts. Knowing what hap pcned (o the Driver gin. NO KIN Ol-' MINE. I am not surprised a what might take place on a farn nol well regulated. The chancer> court has the gin matter in hand and will do the right thing whei the time comes. This crew. Bill. Frank and Ben will do what suits them. Now what I object to is tha Governor Fulrcll is being charge with being responsible for thi dirty mess when he had nothin o do with the matter whatcvei le made the appointment ^o Oyess on the recommendation c men whom he fell were his friend —such men as Frank Barhan who knovys no friend only to place nnd power. He never opsn ed his mouth in a public wr during the campaign of two yea ago but lie claimed the crcd for Mississippi county majorit when he absolutely had nothii to do with it. Whatever my le ters, published by Mr. Bflbcoc who like myscll was Judge FI trell's friend without hoji; c fee or reward, accomplished. \ P'.it the people to thinking ai got refiilts just as we will th time, regardless ot Frank, Bill al Ben. The diends of Reed in 111 county are doing ail they ca to switch tliis county from F trell lo Reed, but 1 feel that Hi won't work. Keed may go rov Ing over the state with his si! stories of fish bait and other pro aganda, but our people are Int* llsent—too much so for this u. ..irtitcnci --.'in when -Jury < BEGIN HERB T4DAT JA.NK TEHRY COMCa to Hew York deiTTfelaed t* aaorr her aoni^ IOITB. Mnrbwrr* ani eape- .•It.lT AMY JACKSON that aae ran mnke N aacceM of her life. Am* and nrclt her heat friend Mail! HOWARD JACKSON hrolie the cnKTiKcmeat Jane had fprfied apon aim and married ABIT. la A'cvr VorU Jnuc L>l>lQlB* • position la n rrnl catnte ofllee ••* a«oa U nak- IDK a larce IncaMC. Sac ana •• affair with flOGER TIlimi'K Ttao la aiarrled bot tlrf< nf him. Waev he altcra to bear the expeme 'of their ehlta* hbr cnnlemplDomftlr dl»ml»»c« him. She cnnflde* In AmT. realizing ahe I* her nnlj frlead. Jane Inilati e-» nFvinc her danEhler anar aad Atnj iRkea the child, promlalac never to reveal lla parentage. The bakT la naated KA.NCY. b'nr IVTO Tear* Joae alar* anDT ftciiu Slarbnrc-. Taea, o» a •osl- nejn Trip, «he coca to AntT'p home «n,i n«lia lo aee her danjchter. Am? !• nfrald Jaae will lutiit •• Inking the child. NOW <;0 OS WITH TUF, STORY CHAPTER XXIV ,ij CAN'T stand these boys enlisting." said Howard. 'They're BO young. "More than half tho graduat- ns class." cald Professor Lowe lonmlly. "Lord knows how many ot the undergraduates. They're afraiil It'll bo over before they get In." They were silting In Professor Lowe's study. Amy nnd her par- onta and licr husband. The Sun- ilny night music \vna over and al the others hail gone. Mrs. Lowe was knitting < stocking, ftrst among that deluge of amateur work which was done M eagerly by women who longcf tn help nnrt who knew nolhins 6156. and who toiled away al 1 to appease this longing, evot when they felt sure ot the result': futility. Am? stayer] quiet, watching Howard, trying to keep all expres 5ion from her toce. Slie Ihiit tie had been wondering, ere since America nnd Joined the Al lies. If he ought to enlist. He di not want to wall to bo drafted They hoil talked about tt ver little. Sho hail offered no olijcc tion. She left him free to mak his decision. Bin 11 was tearin her heart to agony. .Mrs. Lowe went on: "A wnr t end war. What a calcii phrase It's a war lo breed war. Here sit knitting stockings to put on tho feet of a young man march- Ins In bis deDth. We must keep his feet w.-um na be sees! \ arn ashamed of myself ,inrt nil the olhe-r women like me." "My" said Professor Lowe, "your Quaker ancestors are coming oui strong loalghl. Of course It's the paeeantry and tho falto glory She doesn't want an wants to be homo o bit at all. scort. She arly." So they left .on this homely nota. iut out In the dark street Amy ook hold ot Hov/ard's arm, lield It Slit. "You want to go," GUO said adly. "1 don't know. • I'm caught be- weeu tho conventional traditional dea and a sort of bleak common- enso. Everything your mother said bout war is ghastly truth. There uglit to ba no war. It's an Insanity. Nevertheless, there's a war oing on and this country's Joined n. Ought I to do my part In tt. or light I tn Ptnnd out and protest od refuse to fight, be one of those reakish martyrs—you know, Amy, hey are freaks In a way! You iev«r can be quite convinced tbat Iiey're great souls suffering (or ft irinciple. You always suspect cow- irdico. If I did protest—well, look it it on the practical politic siilo— 'd bo kicked out of m» ]ob here In wo minutes and I'd bavo an awful ime getting another. And by God. "0 rather go and fight and bo killed ban lo refuse and protest. 11 It didn't come from an overpowering personal conviction that would make mo willing to loso all I havo ir hope to have rather tban give In. Do you tee?" "Yes, I seo. T do see and understand. Howard. Only—' "Only—?" "I love you, 1 lova you. I livo and breatlio and move with you. tbat keep war going oo. combined with the fact that th.-> Individual can make no effective protest. Marching men hypnotize us. tf peace ever offers anything as rousing ami us glimorous as a military ; pararie with colors flying and bands jince—my playing ant! tho loog line? stepping In time—why, for! When I think ot you—oh. Howard, su'pposo it was reversed and I was going Into the most horrible deadly danger—how would you feel, what would you do?" "I couldn't bear it.' Sho dirt not answer, except by holding his arm closer. Presently be went on: "Suppose wo Mop thinking about it until after Horn inencenieni's over. Then wo'll have a talk.and decide. Something mighi come'to change things. Wo can'l tell." "What's the use, of putting ' off.'Howard? You've decided now You've decided to go. Tha only thing you haven't decided is how and «hen. r • • • a tiT'VE decided this: if I go *want to try for tho Aviation Corps. I niay Ira too old. But tbat' us far as I've thought. We'll r« all tie rest off until after Com mencement. We won't Break of tt We'll protend we don't know. I' rather have It that way. Oh, Amy svccet. wbnl else can I do? Afto all. Tin worth no more than anyon more men and here are you. Ami that's that! We'll take our little special vacation through Commencement tind then, dearest, we can plan. Howard. I'm glad It's seltled. It's hnen so awful to tent your uncertainty and not say anything. It divided me trcmi you." "Amy. you're never divided from me. There's nover been anything false or deceiving or untrue ba twcen 113 and there never will be. Tile only reason I kept still about enlisting was because I wasn't sare. nnd (t tlitln't seem fair to pusli my cicubtE off ?n you." lie put his key In the door and wneil it with the last words. In- antly old Mrs. Pearce appeared at head of the stairs. Sier bonnet her head, her bag in her tianil. /in all rqaily lo go." she said ID n md whisper. "The baby's slept is ood as gold, only woke up once ud wanted a drink of water. Now on't say you're walking bnme with le, filr. Jackson, for I won't iet ou. Nobody's going to run off •ilh a girl my age. not in Marburg. ohow. Goodnight to both ol you." Tlic-y went up ham] In hanrl. like hildren clinging together against mpendiug danger. pOMMENCEMENT In Mnrlmrg was always strenuous. There were so many established customs, wsiclea the annual Class pny, Bounders Day, Commencement D^y. o many returning alumni, sn n*;my graduates' families, tbat the fac'il:>- was in constant flurry to keep It going. This year, outwardly, v.-^s olher ye.irs. Tho president else. K I don't do my Intmfleslnia share I'll always feel a dirty mar against me. You don't think I wni! to go. dn you. that I look to It in nny way? Tho whole thin gives me A curious angry annoy- work. Interrupted, eub- llne? of men [milling myself to Hie Idtollc eiac- ,'s done tlons of army disciplina which are A MT c-ould not stand any more " "V'c must go." she E.iid. "Old Mrs Teirce Is staying with N'ancy ead st« Lues to ba out too late." "1 *1WB4~£ otter to go borne with absolutely foreisn to natural liviai:. and worst of all. lo leavo you. II was bad enough to go on the field trips and lo start oft with Ellcrt. but—ob. what's the use!" "Yes. I know. You told me once to deal <rltn tacts. Hn('(wll&gs— "bat tlim toak« »nrt there's th» wnr. »rii ihsf Kavo his garden party for c-tudem; his reception for graduates am) vis- tora. Tho juniors hail tboir lire- figlit. The sice club gathered lie. 'ore tlie Muslim for their twilight concert of collf^o songs. The eoph- omores ami frc.-hmim played their linual baseball p.-imn nml afterward the freshmen lore up Ilicl: caps. Amy w^s accustomed to the routine from her childhood and had heretc>Vire gone through It easily enough, eonstmiily niniiseil by 1(5 endless small Importance, emergencies, pomposities nail naitet?;. Hut this year, thoosh she went lira round conscleminn:,iy. keeping ten- table hordes in order, t!u!y-dauc!ii5 wlih. speechless, awkward yoiia?- slcrs. stanilin^ n rcrrivir.j lir.::. smiling until her fncc Mt stiff, ami listening to dull comments until her ears fell r-tulfi-.l. slicdirt il only with her surface conFcloiianess. beneath which Iny [lio iiread she must enter as.Fnon as the week was over. Khe saw little of Howard pyeept at n distance, on the speakers' rostrum, or nllotins fjiuo tlisll"- guishcrt vis|i or - B wito toward the refreshment tnhl«s. All their Wk was ot tiic little d.iy-to day liapfienIngs: "Howaid. thn president telephoned. Call him bacV right away." -Howard. ITofrssor KUcrt's luncfi- eon !s at om-o. but he wants you to bo there early." and "Amy. don't you think this drcis shirt will 3° tor oa9 moro night?" or "II I 00519 Ilka the usual thunderstorm for the garden party." • • lCoj>yr!KM. 1334. by Sophie Kerr) <To Be Continued.)

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