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MGEFOUK BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, li)»9 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NFWS ', '-" • THE GOTO lER NEWS CO. •.."•" H. W. HATNE8, Publisher -' ' - > j: GHAHAU 8UDB0RY, Editor *'< PAVTUEL P. NORR1S, Advertising Manager ~ sole N»Uonal Advertising RepresenTatlves: •Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, De' 8t. Louis, D«Uas. Kansas City. Memphis^ t Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday , Entered u second class matter at the post- 'oJBce »t BJythevllle, ArkansM, under act of Contress, October f, 1817. i • * Served by the United Press _ I „ By carrier in the City of Blythevllle, 16c per »e»k. fa 65c per month. . By m«!l -within a radius of 60 miles. 53.00 per year, »J.50 lot six months, 75c for three months, by mall In post*' ««<«* two to six '-'-!«• I6.5Q per year; In zones seven and -'" per, payable In advance. Our Schools and Cur D<>n;tcrucy While we are observing Education Week in Blytiicvillc as well as throughout the United Slates • H might be well to remember thai education and democracy sjo hand in I'aiul. Of course our own democracy is lav from perfect but it is so much bolter than any other type of government we • now see upon this universe thai wo cannot help but be proud that .we arc are a part of such a nation. Essentially the backbone of any democracy is a well-informed citizenship and education points toward this goal. Education for the youth of the nation is fundamental, not only education in the rudiments of learning but education in our philosophy of life. But in order to become well informed, in or- ller lo weigh intelligently the written word, the signed statement and to study the great forum of public opin- " ion that our country provides preliminary education is necessary. • The public school system provides tlie child with the knowledge of Hie three R's of old and with Ihe more comprehensive studies developed in the "modern technique of leaching. And, as important, it provides him with a course in appreciation of the.rights ol others wherein lies the basis for his future responsibilities. The duty that evolves upon the school teacher and in fact the entire educational system in this period of stress, is so great that we cannot but view with awe this task. We repeal President Roosevelt's recent summarization of the role our schools must play in helping to maintain and lo build a successful' democracy: "To the resolution of conflicts am! struggles of life, democracy supplies no easy answer. The easy answer, the I quick but incomplete .answer, is force tanks and torpedoes, guns and bombs. ! f Democracy calls instead for the application of the rule of reason to solve . conflicts. It calls for fair play in canvassing facts, for discussion, and for calm and orderly handling of difficult problems. These vital skills we Americans must acquire in our schools." to laugh al themselves instead of looking around for someone to get sore at. The American habit of organizing silly societies may look a little lunatic to some people, but it is one way of avoiding the jitters at a lime ..when hysteria may set, in at the drop of an insult. Take the recently incorporated Grouch Club of America, for example. This society wants specifically to provide an "organized outlet for the grouches of all human beings'' and to "survey and analyze exasperating national grouches and ... to alleviate them," Silly V Maybe not half as ridiculous as certain other organizations whose ladies are confined to working Uicin- selvea into a mental lather over deplorable conditions, aiid events—and then doing nothing at nil ajxml them. View* a Qttt&tA Publication to thU column at ediwuis froa other newspapers doe« not necessarily mean endorsement but if no tcknowledctbtat of interest In the «ubjecU discussed. How Far Can (lie Stales Go With Pensions? Congress "liberalized" Hie Soclnl Security A« t>y raising the federal mulching nllolmenl per pensioner from a maximum of $15 per month io $20, But although the new law takes clfe':t on January 1, not one slate has ijiuxliliPd lor the increased federal allowance, which would provide for ,.$40 pensions. The fact ihra noc even the wealthiest states have sought to avail Ihemselvcs of those added federal dollars sliows what It means to pay pensions, as contrasted wllli passing pension luws. Fewer than 10 stales have ever been able to raise as much as $12.50 per month to lie federally matched and bring .the average pension to S'25 or more. The average for all 'IB states is around $10 per month from slute sources, providing (he basis for a federal-stale payment ot around $20. The only way lo increase Inis average would lie by providing abater funds for pension purposes. And all the states, wealthier and less wealthy nlike, must reckon ivllli a present lax burden, federal, state and local, that is Ihc highest in the nation's history. It is estimated that totnl'tnx collections for'nil P«r- nnses In 103B look 22.4 per cent, almost 25 coins oiit of every $1, of the national Income. It appears at this time that so far as any practical benefit to those on slate pension rolli .goes, and so far as any additional drain on federal pension funds is concerned. Congress might have rafscrt (he maximum federal allot,-' mrnt, not lo a mere $20, but to the blue sky so long as slates were still required to mulch dollar for dollar. But even though no stale is now nmlcning Ihe maximum federal allotment of $50 llien: arc movements in various slales for flciwlons, higher tliim any paid, now, 'which would sncr 1 - fice federal aid by reducing the age limit from G5 lo 60 years nnd abolishing the federal need requirement. —Arkansas Gazelle. • SO THEY SAY Organizing SiUy Societies It's painful lo think of what might happen' to'this country if Americans ever took themselves seriously. Inhab- itants'of the United Stales have the almost unique capacity of being able jMl of us ivho are cilixcns wear a badge of trusteeship in America. It represents our heritage ami our responsibility to our ovm and to 'future generntions.—W. O. Gibson Carey, Jr,, president, United States Chamber ol Commerce. * * ' * If war is declared before the voting in I94U. there will lie no presidential election. This country will Immediately fall under a dictatorship as Germany's.—Samuel P. Pryor, Jr., Republican national cominitlecman. SIDE GLANCES by GaJbraJth V. corn i«a BY HE* sfRv'teg. ind T. M. EEC. iJTs. PAT. OFF: ri-7 • SERIAL. STORY JOAN OF ARKANSAS BYJERRYBRONDFIELD COPTKlCHT, |»W, NBA tERVICC. INC "Tlie grocery just plion'cd.'Jean—Ilicy wonder if you'll let ' lliem hnvri their hov Iiack." VMSTUHD.VVi Joim'« falktr fllf* to TrcL uiiun rfcrl|il .of lite ranxutu. 0?ii)ntidx null Juyn IN re- VfflU-ii ;i* « vvc/iHhy Jielrei**, Tommy 1'elrr* flimllx relkicuibcrN \vlicre lie nu\v Itnvro'N lilclur*. ncrvo wttit ntlvril up l» :t St. J.oilU btdniuilni*. "I IlilnU I've tfol n cli'iv," 1'eterN Hhouls us lie dash** CHAPTER XXIV F)AN and Joan sat on the dusty sofa dejectedly, (heir backs against the wall. "Mind if wo talk?" Dan inquired. "Talk your lool head oft'," Big Ed lold him. "As long as you don't get any ideas like busfin' oula here, for instance." He dropped Ills hand into liis coat "pocket, casually !>ul significantly. Sain got up and look off his coat. "It's loo light," he explained. "It chokes me, almost," Big Ed glanced at Sam's shoulder holster. "Put that coat back on anil keep Dial roil covered. Some day you're gonna get too careless." Ed took out a deck of cards and started playing casino with Sam. Every two minutes he raised his head and looked at Joan and Dan quickly. "Scared?" quietly. 'It's Hocco," he said, and relaxed.' The sedan crunched up the drive, "Run it info the barn," Big Ed called. "K«p it outa sight." Rocco came in a minute later, his arins laden with bundles. "Well?" asked'Ed. "Okay," said Kpcco. "I called Alex from a pay station in a drug store . . , didn't go lar into lown ..." "Yeah . . . yeah, go ahead . . ." "Alex says the old guy climbed right up on his hind legs. Alex had one of the boys tail him . he ain't foolin', cither . . . and he ain't wasliu 1 lime . , chartered a plane and headed out this way" "Let 'im come," said Ed. "He's gonna play our rules anyhow. He ain't even gonna come close, Bui if he docs He focused glit- Dan asked her THIS CURIOUS WORLD M™ Ferguson QUESTION OF= WHETHER OR. NOT THE PLANET /WAJ5S IS INHABITED IS NO NEARER A SOLLmOM SlfXICE THE PLANET'S RECENT C.L.OSE APPROACH TO THE EARTH. COPR. <91» BY NEA SEHVICC. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAF. OFF. " ALUAAINJUM THE /AOST ABUNDANT IN THE EARTH'S CRUST IS A\EANT BY THE. O "I'd be a liar If I said I wasn't," she replied in a low voice. "I think you're safe enough," he said. "That is, it your father comes through." He frowned slightly. "That big lering eyes on Joan. Dan looked at Big Ed and reac the expression on his lace. A colt rage flared within him. "You big gorilla . . . lay a hand on her and I'll take you apart!" Big Ed slared down on him hands on hips. "Look who's lakins who apart, would'ya!" He walked over and lifted a menacing hand. "Why, you flip punk, you ... I oughta . . ." "Cut it, Ed," said Kocco. "He ain't gonna do anything to you. These kids just shoot their mouths oft without Uiinking. Anyway, let's put on the feed bag." "Thai's a swell idea," said Sam, moving toward the groceries Rocco had brought back. "Sure. When 1 called Alex I told m to get me a grand's worth ol hat 4 to 3 on this Tech oulfil. "That ain't all," said Rocco. "I licked up a ticket down to the lotcl last night before I come out. 'm gonna see that thing Saturday myself." "You're crazy! You're gonna get us jammed up 1 ."Who's gonna jam who 'up? Why,.a guy couldn't spot an cle- Aant' in that crowd of 70,030 ihat'll pack that stadium." "Say, this crowd has a good kid named Rhodes, ain'l they?" Sam put in. "They say he's an All- America cinch. Ain't that right, Rocco? He's the kid wit' th' drums, ain't he, Kocco?" Rocco sneered. "Rhodes? Hell, no. 1 can get you guys like him for a dime a dozen. He ain't my idea of a ball player, nohow. Too fancy!" Dan and Joan were all ears. On a sudden impulse Joan goaded him on. 'Keilh Rhodes is the best half- guy said your falher could raise] "How about letting ms help?" four times that much in an hour. No one can do that unless . . . unless . . ." He hesitated. "Unless what?" "Unless he's rolling in dough." "Pop thinks I'm worth $50,000, I think," she replied evasively. "Lucky these guys aren't interested in ransom tor one Dan Webber. There isn't anyone who would raise 5 cents for rne," he muttered gloomily. "Wonder how much Coach Slo- Joan asked. Big Ed showed his surprise. "Sure, sister, but I can't imagine you being very much of a hand at this." He smirked. "AH you've got lo do is show me how to operate that coal-oil stove there. That's a new one on me." give for you right we've had in years," she interrupted. "He's . . . he's . . ." Rocco turned on her swiftly. "Girlie, you don't know what the score is. Me, I've been followin' this game for years. Sisler, Ihe guy that really makes that ball club click is a kid named Webber. "He's the boy behind the works. Where would Rhodes get without him? That guy Webber is the most valuable football player in the rountry. Trouble is not enough people know it." She felt Dan's muscles grow tense. Inside her there was a singing sensation. Funny, the way everyone else—even Rocco—had known. Everyone but her. Served her right, perhaps. She hadn't given herself much of a chance lo believe it. cum would about now." "Don't remind me of thai. Every time 1 think of rotting around this dump Salurday, 1 could howl." He lowered his voice lo a mere whisper. "We've got to get out of here." "You've got to, you mean. Fifty thousand v/ill.take care of me. If you get your chance, just forget about me." • ... She got a kick out of Ills reply. "Say something like that again and I'll growled. whack you one," he T up and looked out the window. 'HEY heard the motor of a car coming down the road. Ed got CHE and Sam took charge. They had ham, green beans, and j It coffee. "And we got cherry pie, loo," said Rocco, poinling lo an- olher package. "We get fancy whenever we have company." "Haw!" Sam laughed. Dan didn't think it so funny. "That town is getting nuls over that football game Saturday," Rocco remarked after supper. Big Ed turned on him with exasperation in his voice. "Dam- mit, can't you forget about football for a while? Football, football, football! That's all I hear for the last three months outa you." "I can pick 'em, can't I?" Rocco grinned. "I'm ahead three'grand for the season . . . and I'm gonna pick up a. nice chunk Saturdayi too." "Huh?" T>1G KD suddenly sat up straight and laughed out loud. "Hey, :oeco, that's a good one!" He jointed to Dan. "Know who that ;id is? From what you say, there's kid who could protect your grand . . . that's-Webber!" Rocco lifted liis head slowly and stared at Dan. There was a funny, almost sickly expression on his face. Rocco licked his lips. "You're kiddin'." "He's right," Dan said. "I'm Webber." ''Well, I'll be—" Rocco shitted to Big Ed again. "Look, Ed this kid's only in Ihe way, ain't he? You said so yourself. Why—why don't we let him go:' He can't do us'iw harm . . . and without him my grand ain't got a chance" j (To Be Continued) who lias been visiting her daughter in Bclzoni, Miss., arrived yes- lerday lo spend the rest of Ihe week with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kirby and Mr. and Mrs. E. W. •Cfrby. ^~ One Year Ago Paris: A 17-year-old Jew, ngcred by the • .deportation of Polish Jews from Germany, shot iml seriously wounded a member of tlie German embassy stall today. ANSWER. It is n sen phrase which means an enumeration of the various poinls, half points nnd'quarter points ot the mariner's compass in Iheir proper order. ; NEXT: lias the Thanksgiving !dail6 been changed before? Down Memory Lane I Frankly, I am afraid we have ovcicmpnasi/.- i ' ed the Importance of neutrality legislation. It is important—yes. But it Is not more Important than our entire foreign nollcy.--Alfrcd M. Landon, 1936 O. O. I', presidential candidate. in •—-- Ten Years Ago Woodson Vcazcy ttncl Rmirtoipli Patton will spend the week-end in Colclw'ntcr, Miss. . . . Mrs. M. S. Steger Is going to Memphis for a lew days . . . Sam McKetreie is 111 at the home cf his parcnls. Mr. niidn Mrs. W. M. McKcnzle . . . Mai?, of Tupelo, Mtss.. spent yes- terday here with Mr. nnd.Mrs. H A. Klcban . . . A. F. Slnton. a member of this cily police force since the advent of the.present administration last spring annouuccc last night his resignation Iron Ihc force. Five years Ago Mrs. John C. McHnncy and Mrs. T. E. Tale have gone to Fort Smith for the stale PTA convention. Mrs. McHnncy represents the icily group and Mrs. Talc is'presi- dent ot the Fifth District. ' Mrs. J. R. Kiiby of Paragoulcl, Mind Your Manners he plate? What would you do if— You are served an artichoke. A'ould you— ' (a) Eat it with a fork? (W Pull off a leaf at a time, dipping the end which you cat In sauce; when you reach the center, edt, it with a f:rk? Answers I. With your fork. 2 .With the fork. 3. No. 4. Slide the serving spoon under the toast and hold the mushrooms in place with the serving fork. D. On the meat. Best "What Would You D;" so- lution—(b). be finished by next August and turbines and generalors will begin turning at that time. TVA oflicinls said HHvassee Dam was being finished ahead of schedule, because workmen and technicians, Irained in dam buiid- ing on oilier Authority projects, had beccmc more proficient antt therefore were able to finish Ihc work far in advance of the original estimate. At present, 1.150 men arc cm- ployed on construction. Two hundred arc completing clearance of the basin of the lake. Fuir I'.'.m- dred are working on roaO and railroad relocation projects and tewer and water jobs. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following ([iiesticns, then checking against the authoritative answer below: 1. When a creamed food Is served on loasl, should you cut U with your knile? 2. How should bullcr be put, on a baked pctato? 3. Should you push your plate aside when you have finished eating? 4. If mushroom.'; on arc served, how do you help yourself to them? 5. When y:n help yourself to gravy, where should it be pill on Speed Work On Huge Dam In No. Carolina ^W/ VOO RIM IAUGH.&UT \,V?/ OH, ' MO, A GUV LWE SOU WITH /X BOOW WOM'l BO1HERW/ COMSClEMCE.-- BECA.U5E. I KMOv\/ VOU WOULTJM'T ^\OVE A PRESSED LEAF OR R-Y TO -REAP UNiOER ~THE^A! H'LO, WEEST' RAFFAIRTV/ YOU BETCV4A AL1 HE'S READY RA6SLE HOOPLA FAM'LY, VA>AM BY TELL P1PPLES' . ALI BEN ZEEM WIMD5 UP AW PEETCH BEEG BUTTA BALL OVER HOME HOORAY FOR BEM ZEEN/ 1 II I'M DE"!£RMINEO THW 1 / FEEL GUILT/O I l'N\ GOlM' 10 TAKE A / GOSH, ' LOOKIT THE BOOK WITH ME LIKE X AM' IDLER. WrTH SLAP WRIST W-l/ GET SO IF I HAVE \ \ TOO MUCH PLEASURE JI RIGHT AHEAD — MOB SCE.VE/ BUCK UP, AAA.JOR, HE'S TALKING TO KEEP HIS COURAGE UP/ ICAMEMJOVA r-fff UTTLE STUDY/ y i !..> VOO VSIOM'T SPOIL /w BACK; . HOOPLE/ DIFFERENT COLOR AMD WHAT A HORSE / n-7 NO EXAMPLE The maximum non-stop range of Irans-oceanic clipper ships is 5000 miles. ASHEVILLE. N. C. (UP)—The $22.000.000 Hiwassce Dam. ' the Tennessee Valley Authority's ouly majcr project In North Carolina, is being rushed to' completion nionlbs nhen<] of schedule. Originally scheduled to bo built in HI. Ihe huge project will be finished early next February. Completion of Ihc electric power plant, had been cxpecled within 12 mounts after tlie lost of the c n- crclc had" hcc'n poilrcd. But. according lo present cslimalcs, it Mary Aster's Son in Fir;': Picture THE FAMILY DOCTOR Vision Is Related lo Diet HY DK. MO11K1S FISHBf.IN Edilor, Jiurnal of the American M c A i c x \ Assomlioii, and of liygeia, the Health Magazine People in Europe are worrying nowadays about Iheir ability lo snc in the dark. Tlie blackout, which is now the rule in Loiukn, Paris. Berlin and other foreign cities, has mode people realize Ihc Importance of making their way aboui hv darkness. There is a well-established relationship between the amount- of vilamin A in the diet nml ability lo see well at night. Before air eyes become adapted lo the dark, there Is a .short iicriod when everything looks btack. Adapiation darkness ia almost complete lu im hour. During liic Mr;,l Wcrld War it was discovered that .soldiers had to have a sulflcient amount of vitamin ~A lo avoid night blindness. Since then. Icsls have been developed lo determine whether there Is deficiency In vitamin A and whelher night blindness Is present. At Ihc same time, studies arc being made on Ihe ability ot people Ic delect differences In color at night. The 'clearness with which any object • is seen depends, of course, on the surrounding objccls and on the background. Color Is seen more easily if set off by illu- mlnalUn. Red and yellow can be seen more clearly on a while background, and green Is seen better on a WAcK background. On nights when lucre are no shadows because <f absence of the moon, it is harder to judge distance. There Is also a difference In the brightness of colors at night. In daylight, yellow is the brightest col'.r. At night, green is more ea.sll} seen than yellow, blue and red—a fact which aiijone can find out for himself by walking in a garden al nlghl. Orawi nnd leaves urc seen more easily than the colored ilow- ers. Fortunately, in Ihis country, are n:t yet subjected to black- 'ollls. But visits lo molion plctun houses at night and night motor ing emphasize iho importance o having sufficient vitamin A I' climUiale night .'blindness. . Mary Astor's new bnby faces Ihe pholographcr's birdie for the i'nsl llnie. Screen aclress is shown with ucr 5-monlh-old son, Amiioay Del Campo, al Beverly Bills, C'alif., home. .

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