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f AGE FOUS BLYTI1EV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER. 3, 18SU THE BLYTHEVILLl COURIER NEWS , ; -" THB-COURIER JJEWS OO. • " •' ' H. W. HAINE8, Publisher ' - '.'rf, GRAHAM SODBUBy, Editor ' PAMUEL F, NORRIS, Advertising Manager "" '~ioTe"~Nat,ional Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. 1 Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday . Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlyfiievJIle. Arkansas, under »ot of Con- iress, October ». 1917. Served by Die United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 8y carrier In the City at Blytlievllle, 15o per week or 65c per tnopth, . . By mall, within a radius .of. W miles, $3.00 per year, f 1 50 for sL\ months, 75c tor three months, by mall In postal zones two to six fclua™, |650 per year; In zones seven and eight tlO.w p^r, payable In advance. ^ Democracy Becomes Part Of School Curriculum The school system in this country has gone a long w».v since Uie days <>'' the raw-boned, fossilised schoolmaster who ruled with » .sieni counlemmce mid a hickory htick. Nowadays, the pupils liave almost as much to say aooitt. the nimiintf of Hie classroom as Hie teachers themselves—in some things, at least. For most normal small fry, .school will never be quite as much fun as sandlol baseball or hop-scotch. Bill education in the lower grades, is a lot easier,to take these days than it was 30 or 40 years ago. More important, youngsters in public schools are Belting a rough idea of what democracy means. The \\ord is beginning to mean more to them than just something they find in their history books. .^ To find out how far democracy i" education has gone, the Educational Polieics ComvniUC'Oi' Ihe American Education Association is conducting a survey among public schools in the United Stales. The results of this study will lie used lo advance still further the leaching of democracy in a practical, comprehensible way. There was a time, not very long ago, when the schools' total contribu- .liou toward building patriotic cili/.eus was lo teach youngsters the American's creed, the "Star-Spangled Banner" and the Pledge to the Flag. ,lt iJiat didn't make good Americans i/«i. of them, it was generally conceded there wasn't. much hope. It luis been only with the introduction of streamlined educational systems -, that childr.cn were given a shot at this tliiiig^callcd democracy. They were permitlcd to organize clubs, elect their own oflit!ers ( frame their own rules of conduct. Safety cadets were elected and 'finally student councils were formed. These councils, when ( they are properly set up, give elementary and high .school students about as generous a 'part in the management of the school as can be safely given without having the pupils vote themselves a permanent vacation. The Eihication Association's committee, after it has-comiileted its research, will select a few vepres'c'nlalivc schools and nil! experiment with even more progressive ideas.in the mailer of student democracy. . These youngsters, unlike, (heir fov- bears, arc going to.grow up with Hie •:--idea that democracy means more than just casting a vote for president every four years. They arc gelling so used lo'having a voice in. the affairs about thorn Jhal they won't be able to get •rid of the habit when they become full fledged citizens. They are learning not only the meaning of democracy but of Communism and Fascism as well—and liow to tell all of them apart. Flag-waving isn't enough, and reciting the American's Creed doesn't' necessarily make a good citizen. Hut gelling democracy mixed in with ren- din', writin', and 'rilhmetic will probably show results in the future management of this country. I SIDE GLANCES by Gajbrarth City Fulhcrs ilciir Among the weekly radio attniclions in New York is the broadcast of the City Council meet ing, .said lo rank-in popularity with jitterbug programs and Ihe hit parades. Mayor LaGuardia .started it nearly two years ago over the municipal station, and the program was so widely acclaimed that it sluck. * Here is what seems lo be tni eflicicnt checkup system nearly every city could copy profitably. Few citizens know even their own ward councilman, much less the other members of their lawmaking body. As a result, a lot of people who don't know a statute book from a theater program manage to sneak into comfortable council seats and slick. Not so ii' Ihey wcnl on the air. The electorate would know them by their speeches—or their .silence. And conn- cilmen would be goaded lo put on much better performances by the knowledge thai Ihe whole town is listening in. In i'acl, it wouldn't be a bud idea to ex- lend these broadcasts to Congress-— with television. There might be fewer pinochle games in the cloakroom and more densely populated It'Ki chambers. SERIAL STORY • ' JOAN OF ARKANSAS BY JERRY BRONDFIELD COPTniQHT, It 39. NEA »ERVICK, INC. '.'\ir Son ill. Awaits lloom Indications'Arc lhat it's going to be a great season for southern resort owners and business men. Miami alone is fully expecting to reap in the neighborhood of $25,000,000 from an estimated 2 ) 000,OUO^oui-is! i s,'. v aiid the, '>el- c'onic, slranger"- ; signs are out all-along Hie gulf and (he Mexican border from Brownsville to San Diego. The far south has been gelling ready for (his northern, invasion for some lime. Hotels are being buill, roads are being improved and houses are being renovated for guc.sls who plan to stay a week or all winter. During the past 10 years, tourist business in the south- land has fallen ofi 1 because of the depression and the growing allure of European watering spots. But this year things will be better Cor Dixie's merchants. l!n,sinc.ss 'generally is better and (here's a war in Kurope. ''See America First" is still good, safe, gradc-A advice. Vl:STi:»I).\Yl Jloi'cu, one at lln? tlirfr Nf runtfi-rn »liu arc In- tiTi'Klril In Juiui, Iriilla lirr lo the riinitiuH Vrirnllj- »hoi>. Mr 1J1« clifrt', Mulling (ar Jolm mid Mnrt- aiitic (a li-avc. Jlr im-rl* Tummy IVIrrs, 11 ho rci'ntlH KCclllK llr>i'fa'» pli'lure, Ijnt Toinni)' tiini'l remeiu- IJIT IJio 1-omiccHon, CHAPTER XX! j^OCCO luu'lcd a cal) and went downtown. At 11:30 Stun and Bid Kd drew up lo Hie intersection of Iwo back streets and picked him up. "Wclir 1 Ed said. "Kd, I'm tcllhi' you I know so much about dame 1 even know what she's gonna have for lunch tomorrow'." Hoi:co grinned in the darkness. "Yeah . . . sure," Big Ed told him. "You're simply ainazin', but I'll pin 'Ilu> medals ui) vou later. Give out willi the dope." 'Hocto spoke cjuickly. "Tomorrow she yoos on some- trip with her sociology class out lo an orphanage . kid's car . the us:s this Rhodes . she gets back al 'I can't find n thing—someone's stmigHcucd up my desk!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson YOUR. CAMERA" *LENS" IS NA FOR ITS RESEMBLANCE TO A ? trv »r> stRviCE. irtc. T.W.REG. U.S. rAT.orr. IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE COST 2.OO 3irls in her class who were to nakc the trip with her. They joined the rest of the group at the orphanage and spent the next three iUmrs making observations and taking notes on the institution's system of operation. Tl'iey ale a late lunch .at a dowjilowi! tea sliop and then re i turned to the university district. Joan look Hie oilier girls back to the dormitory and stopped in at the Varsity for a minute. "HI, Uncle Jim/' she greeted. "How about some stamps." He pulled out his postal box. "Say, Joan, there was a fella in herb a few minutes ago looUin' tor a foo'.ball ticket. He wanted lo know U you usually stopped jj during the afternoon. Ho was in last night jusl about Hie lime you were, and asked me who you were when you went out." ' Joan frowned. "Thai's funny. He wasn't a student, was he?" "Nope. And 1 noticed he got Into a big sedan across the street with a coupls other fellows." "Thanks, Uncle Jim . . . couldn't have been very important or he'd have called me at the They walked out into the bright sunlight. "Think HI turn down your oder,." he said. "The walli'll do me good. Anyhow, Slocum icrcams when ho spots any of the aoys gelling chauffeur service. He claims the rnodei'n athlelc is going soft because of the automobile and stuif." 'And you believe him, of course." "Absolutely," he said solemnly. "Well, if you don't want to ride with me I'm very good 3 and takes the car lo the stadium so's he don't have lo walk back (mm foolbnll practice . . . when she drives down to.Tue. stadium, (hat's when we work." "Yeah, and what if she decides (o keep (he car all afternoon and take it back al 5, or maybe later." stadium. "Nine chances oula ten shcj "1'H be back in 45 minutes or won't. 1 know, I'm tellin 1 you."l s °." shc tol d Elaine. "H 1 get "llow'd you pick all this stuffily Phone calls insist on a mes- company, you know." He grinned again. "Okay . . . let's get going before we start squaring oil." • "Who's squaring off?" die flared, but he covered his cars II and pretended not lo listen. " Once In (lie car he relaxed deep in the Icalher scat and siglicrf. "Just think—three more days and life'll be worth living again. No more practice . . . no more churley-horscs . . . no more Slocum bellowing in our ars." "Whal about the Rose Bowl?" lie was silent for a Jong moment. "We'll talk about lhat a tier Saturday's game—maybe." "Vou think we'll win, don't you?" "I think so." She noticed his tiuict confidence. wrote a couple of letters before taking Keith's car back to the up since 4 o'clock?" Itocco laughed mirllilc.ssly. "Tell m?, Eil . . . you know anyone as smart as your boy Rocco? 1 got methods." Big Ed bit off (he end ct a cigar and lit it. "Sain, you get up early and give this bus a good going over, bey?" Sam stared straight ahead. "She ain't never run better." "Mebbc not, but you'll do what I say, hey Sum?" "Sure, Ed ... Sure.' * 5 t IT was a beautiful fall day. and Joan, walking over to pick up Keith's car, wished it were two miles instead of two blocks lo the Gnmmti house. She picked up Hie keys from skirled the university house." I *• power plant and swim" onto She returned to her room and the long gravel" road which led down to th£ stadium. At the same instant a heavy blue sedan' moved out ot the stadium parking lot and started slowly toward them. .loan didn't notice the other car unlit she rounded a curve. The sedan came toward them slov.'ly, smack in Hie middle of Iho n;>r- now road. "it's about lime for that' Buy lo move over," Dan muttered as they drew closer. ' Forty yards away and the sedan showed no inclination ot drawing sjvev to its own side of thn j-oud. And then Joan noticed there were tliree men in Ihe other car. A sudden thought made her swing wide in an attempt to move around them, oil the road, hut around them, nevertheless. - But (hey swung wide with her and when she jammed on the sage, will you?". * * 2HE. dropped her letters in a corner box and drove' across campus. Slopping.at the library to pick up a book she bumped into Dan Webber. * "lli, there," she paid. "Going down to the stadium soon? Ill lake you down." 'What' do you mean—you'll take mo down?" She explained she was return- 1 ing Keith's car. "Can you imagine lhat lazy so-and-so making mo! walk all the way back from the stadium when I could have left It at the fraternity house." Dan grinned. "Sure I can. Thai's Keith. But maybe I shouldn't blame him at that. The way Slocum has been running us ragged this week lliat'C.ir ; comes brakes the ears were only three 'She was completely 'V.'haf.T feet- apaii. blocked. "Hey!" Dan shouted. going. ..." . ; But even as the- two cars screeched to a slop; Rocco was scrambling out of the There was an in his il<o cook and drove over to one in handy when it's time to go'Dan's arm. hand. Joan 'gasped and ,clulciicd of the dorms lo call for three!home." THE FAMILY DOCTOR 11-3 ANSWER: Cheetah. Ml is estimated that the World War also cost the lives ot 3,000,000 men clircclly, and another 4,000,000 died prematurely Scorn indirect causes of the war. NEXT: Tcclh that never slop growing. I do not say the President should be -stripped of emergency wnrlimc powers. Unfortunately, certain extraordinary powers urc ueces-snry in lime of war.—Senator Robert. A. 'Pnfl (Hep., Ohio), commenting on the American system, should the united stales go lo war. [Crossbow Archery Is Student's Recreation Von don't know how good 11 Is lo live like a human being again.—Wes. Carroll, endurance Dyer, nficr lip and Clyde Schllcpcr established no* world's record of 30 days and six hours m air. (UP) — • When low thuds sound through ! Lowell house at Harvard. Icl!o\v students know George F. Sncll Jr.. Is practicing with his cvosslio.v. : Special permission had lu bfi obtained before Sncll could the deadly bow into his ro:m. He made the weapon, after mc.irch in the Library of Congress, from Study of Headaches Intrigues Medics; Origin of Many Types Still Unknown automobile spring and device fashioned from a cocking billiard ball. The b:w string Is made from 40 slrniuls of .shoemaker's Iwuic. OUT OUR WAY black wuhnil stock, a. '20-inch rolls." Cleveland Hans Relief Autos CLEVELAND (UP) — Relief authorities litre have ordered the impounding of license plates of relief clients and members of their families -ah: own automobiles. "I these people want to own and op- crate cars." City Relief Commissioner Frank G. Jones said, "they will RCl themselves cut off relief By J. R. Williams OUR BOAllDING HOUSE with Major.Hoople /IF I WAS A BOSS I'D F1GGS.R.-THACT WAS A POINT IN FAVOR. OF 'YOU CAM SEE THAT WASTE'HAS BEEN USEPASA PILLOW—SEE TH' SHAPE OF A HEAD THETRE A'-'C USIM \ 50ME8ODV fJM J>\' ' NIGHT 5HIFT OF USIU 1 THAT PU.H OF GEARS FOR A petP" THEY'RE UP A BAD CASE AGINST TH' SHIFT'S EFFICIENCY WELL , GEMT5, FlHE Mt&WT MURDER.' WE. HOUSE IS AS FULL AS THE MAJOR'S BETTER SUP IMTO YOUR TIGUT'S, WE GO ON tM FIVE MINUTES/ ^, Ufc&U'T yes, YES , OP COURSE, ^& YE.V t"6AD,NOW fe^ THE. BIS AW IM T14E MOOD Or €iHM<ESPEM?t'S UAMOR.TM- ORLAMDOj PREPARING TO FLIMG THE CHARLES TO LIE WITH AVOTHER E CLOWM TRIP OVER A PI REPLUG •—•HE VERY WELL WHO LAID DOWM IM IrlEHB MUST ' HA>VE IT TO KEEP AWAKE 1)11. MO It 1118 FlSHHEIN ; Kclitor, Journal of the American Medical Asocialipn, and of liygeia, the Health lUagarinc One subject that comes up again ami again in medical discussions is that of headaches. Apparently all over the world people • sutler with headaches of unexplained origin. Recently Ihe special section en nervous and mental diseases ot the British Medical Association met lo hear many different British authorities lull: about heartaches. A number uf valuable facts everybody ought lo know were brought, out. A person's ov,-n acc:unt of his headache has little value for the doctor in making a diagnosis, 11 was .said. It is impossible, moreover, for Ihe rioclor lo assess the quantity of the patient's headache. He must lake the patient's word for the area' of pain, duration of Lhn aclic. character of the pain and its intensity. There arc certain headaches that are clue to swellings within the brain and Its coverings. Sometimes icmlndii's result from an iircurnii- ation of the ccrcbrospinal flulct which circulates through the brain and the spinal cord. Headaches which arc dull, throbbing or burst- Ing, and arc aggravated by coughing, stooping cr straining, are usually associated with tome inflammation of this type. Pain beginning in the back of the head and radiating to the temples and front of the brain may be associated with Irritation of the, tissues which cover tile brain and tilt spinal cord. However, tbesc pains have alfio cc- cnrrcd in cases where the doctor could not prove such changes had occurred In the tissues concerned. If a person who l>ns iicver hnd headaches suddenly begins suffering repealed attacks, there "Is usually .some definite change, taking plncc in the brain and may require surgicnl treatment. I'.irllcular attention was given lo the mental aspects of licntlnchcs. | Headaches due to some menial trouble, such as a difficult family adjustment, arc net likely to-be relieved by the vsc of drugs. Most headaches caused by changes that have Ukcn plncc in the tissues can be helped by paln-rcllcving drugs. If the doctor can find out the relationship of the headache to some social maladjustment, he can probably .bring about a cure by Hacking .the social difficulty without depending an operaticn. •on cither drags or Down Memory Lane (To lie Continued) LllWSOll. Five Years Ago The Rev. \V. J. Lelloy. pustor of the Lake Street, ^5clho^list church for five years, has been transferred lo the First, church at Truman. . . . Miss Betty McCulehen and Uick Tipton were voted the most, popular students in the city iiigli tcliool's annual "Who's Who" contest held yesterday. One Year Ago Greenville, Miss.: Comes now one S. C. "Shirttail" Smith wUn a double-barreled proposal to solve the smith's cotton surplus problem and tiring comfort and protection lo suffering males by adding !i inches to shirttnils. Ten Years Ago big iiiirlitorium of the new school was crowded to capacity last night when the building \vns crucially dedicated. Hon. W: J. Driver acted us nws- ter of ceremonies Uovernor Parnell making the principal address. Slicrt talks were made by Crawford Green and Miss Willie Korrcfu] Oratory PnTSFIEl.O, Mass. (UP) — Speeches of candidates for the city council bad unusual power this year. The three candidates took sound tests at the General Electric laboratories and the results showed each made more n.'isc Ihan Jolin>y Wcismullcr giving bis "Tarzan 11 yell. One of them. Waller H. Rain- sny. had a decibel rating ccpial to the roar of a lion. FLAPPER FANNY C:urier News want uds. By Sylvia "It's got a surprise cmling—l-lie grand mother really is fi nice old lady, instead ot the iv.urderei 1 ,"

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