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PAGE SIX BUTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BrA'THEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NBW8 OO. H. W, HATNES,' Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBUKY, Editor i P. MORRIS. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies. Inc., New Yorfe, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis. Dallas, Kansas City. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter ut Uie post- office at Biythevflle, Arkansas, under act or Congress, October 9, 19)7, Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES ~~~ 8y carrier In .the City of Blythevlllc. 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within n raditu of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.60 for sis months, 75c for three months, by mall In postal zones two to six inclusive, $5.50 per year; In zones seven and ef?ht. fio.00 , per, payable In advance. Blythevillft Does Not, .Need Two RncG Tracks Undoubtedly Blylhevillc does not need two half-mile race track plants. The suggestion of Alderman John C. JIcHaney lhal an cfl'orl be made to bring together the Uvo factions, or |xw- .sibly two "schools of thought" might be a better description, reported at odds, is a sound one. Of course, tlie city council may not be the agency to undertake this move, though we know of no body of men whose responsibility would be greater . in the premise or would be in a bel- ter position to initiate such a move. Despite denials that may be made from time to time there is no question but that a breach between two groups of • substantial citizens, men actually interested in the future of Blylhcville and Mississippi county, has been ere.? ated over the horse racing issue. We are in no position to pass upon the merits of the contentions of the two "schools." We do not know whether horse racing is the ruin or the salvation of county fairs. We do not know whether a horse racing program independent of fair week should or should not be held. But we agree with .Alderman McHaney that the City of BIytheville has a considerable investment in the municipal park and fairgrounds. A small levy on property is collcptcd annually to retire bonds. The Mississippi County Pair Association, lessee of the park* and fairgrounds, has hot 'defmiHe'dliii its obligations but at the smiie time the levy has been .on the tax books since the bo7id issue was voted. Composed as they are of successful business men surely the two groups can be brought together on some common ground of understanding. Here is ah opportunity for some one to render a distinctive community service.- Another race track plant is patently not needed. There should be some other solution of the problem. 'Hitler's Yuhtide It will be Christmas in Germany, loo, this year. The "holiday season" has started in Berlin. But the air is acrid with gunpowder, the music is a little off key, colored lights don't glimmer in the night, the song is not "Peace on Earth, Good Will to -Men" —it is "Deutschlancl Uber Alles." You may go shopping i,, ij cr ]j n department stores, but you probably can't buy that lavender scarf for Gerhardt. It would lake too many cou- pons out of the thin book that, must last you a year. You may buy toys for little Oscar, but they will have to bo swastika-trimmed tin .soldiers or miniature iniiks and cwinon. You may spread Christmas clicur if you have the money, coupons to spare and the inclination to select' from the meager array of gifts—all of which you probably haven't. • H is at i\ time like this when the irony of the Christinas los.son must ring the loudest. WR still have peace, not on the earth, but on our lilllc cor- 'ner of it. It is growing more precious every dny, We should guard it carefully. It niny become n eollottor'.s item. Olympic Games—Mfiylw Next July, Finland is .scheduled to play host to the world's greatest alh- l&los in the 1940 Olympic games. TRe meet has not yet been cancelled, despite Finland's preoccupation with Soviet invaders. It probably will not be, unless Helsinki is in shambles or Pinland has censed to exist as a territorial entity. One of the principal objectives o[ the Olympic games is to promote world brotherhood. The spectacle was called oft in IfllG, when the games were scheduled for Berlin. Germany had a bit of a war on its hands that year, and it didn't seem, proper to promote brotherhood with guns booming nearby. The Amateur Athletic Union of the United States has bitterly condemned Russia for its "illicit and immoral" assault on Finland. It has publicly expressed the hope that Finland will be in a position to extend her hospitality to athletes of the world next July. Thai hope is pretty generally shared throughout the democratic world. •SO THEY SAY It might be possible to mnke out n cn.ro asnmsl any other nation, oven ngalnsl England even the United Stales. Bui how could anyone nmke out a case ngtiinsl the Finns . —Lord Lolhlnu, British nmbnssiuJor to United States. • '* * • .••' ' You cnn never help man unless you hnvc his consent, mid ',«> mn} > hnvc no doubt Hint propaganda, will brenlc clown In the end bccaus? II Is psychologically unscientific.— Dr. Willard b. Sperry,. dean, Harvard University Divinity School, * « . Any mnn who can make ereal numbers o! people quit, smoking nmj drinking nnd even make (htevcs return the things they have stolen, I am for.-col. Hubert Fnuntleroy Julian, Harlem .aviator, defending Father Divine. * » • * Our best eiforts, as individuals nnd ns a united iieople, must continue to be directed toward those means of giving every man, woman nnd child n chnnce to realize the promise of American traditions and Idcals.-Paul V. Mc- Nutl, federal security administrator. * * * So far we nre lighting nlone against an enemy that threatens to Invade our soil, although it, Is in reality n struggle Jor all Hint humanity holds precious.— Vlinoe Hakkila, speaker of Finnish diet. * * » During Ihc last two months the people's attention has been diverted from domestic questions; yet domestic policies are going to have n good deal more effect' on the happiness ana welfare of our people than an impossible Involvement in a European war.— Senator Hobcn A. Taft (Rep, Ohio.) I SIDE GLANCES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, "Hello, men." . THIS CURIOUS WORLD ''.SECOND WINJO" THE PHENOMENON EXPERIENCED BY DISTANCE RUNNERS, IS =\ THEY HAVE FOUND g\ NJO FKA&MENTS OF= METEORS IN THE. CRATER NEAR. =j WINSLOA/, ARIZONA/ ~ 11-15 ENGLISH SOLDIERS AVERA&E MORE IN HEISHT TODA/ NEXT; The sun )s lion- much larger lhan llic THE FAMILY DOCTOR Science Minimizes Childbirth Pains ijuries to Babies Without Causing BY !)]{. MORRIS FISIIKI-IX ' of pain fi.nriiiff childbirth. One of the chief difficulties has been the OUT OUR WAY Kdltor, Journal of llic Anwr'iran Medical Association, ami ( ,f fact 'hat drugs used to relieve (tygcia, the Health Magazine. pain may delay childbirth or nf- For many years doctors lun-p feet the breathing of the newborn been trying diUercnt techniques in 1 , baby. nn endeavor to relieve Ihc molhir i Wilh more experience, however 0 SERIAL STORY SANTA GLAUS BROWN BY MILDRED GILMAN COPYRIGHT. 1939. NEA SERVICE. INC. P CHAPTER 1 [T was Christmas Eve, and Ihe small town of Southbury glistened gaily with Christinas chcei Positions of holly were strung across' the center of the street and lighted trees blazed along the walks. The snow was falling gently, whirling into soft while drifts. Street lights gleamed in the darkness. Along Ihe main street of the (own, men were busy clearing MIC .street iviih snow shovels, stopping occasionally to b)ow on their hands and stamp chilled feel. By far the most festive place in lown was Soulhbury's main department store, Donaldson's Palais fioyalo, its glittering windows Iille<l with toys and games and Christmas trimmings. Last minute Christmas shoppers passed in and out through its doors, and hurried homeward along the snowy street, their arms full of packages. It was a good-natured crowd Ihat hurried anil jostled and called greetings lo one anolher. The snow sliovelcrs began to relax. TJiey leaned on their shovels nnd joked with each other; all except one—a young man wilh an earnest, intelligent face,-\vho went right on with his work. Jim Carter had but one purpose in mind —to shovel snow until he had enough money lo give his llnxe small children (lie kind of Christmas children should have. He looked up at the town clock. It was only 5:30 ... he could shovel for hours, and hours. His comrades called lo him. "Come on, knock oft" for the day, Jim. It's Chrismas Eve!" "I'll be along in a litlic while," he answered, as the others slung their shovels over their shoulders and trudged off toward home. Jim Carter stood for a moment before Donaldson's department store and aazed at store. "Going ITS A BEAUTIFUL CREATIOM.ALL RIGHT/ FIRST THIMS VDU KVJOW IHEV'LL HWESI6NS ON 'EM SAYIN' 'BUMPERS BV MIKE LEARY, HUB CAPS BY JOE JULOSW; AN' soct\ UKE TH* MOVIE PICTURES AM' SIVE TK' MECHANICS LITTLE PUBLICITY.' VEH, AN' GIVE JOS A CHANCE TD BECOME A STAR AU' GIT PROMOTED FROM HUB CAPS TD BUMPERS WITH A SALARV RAISE •OP SO CEWTS A WEElii COULDWT AFFORD TO SEND FANS HIS PHOTO OR AUTOGRAPH ON THAT .' THE UNSUMG ARTISTS — --' By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople EGAD/ CHRISTM&6 |5 BUT TEN DAYS AWAY-~™ HAVE YOU BOYS COMPLETED YOUR SWOPPING ?—BY THE WAY, 1 HCWE JUST &OME 'INTO PARTMERSWP WITH AM ART COMNOfS-SEUR, AMD WE EXPECT TO SELL AN &MCIENT STATUE OF THE GODDESS VENUS'FOR A KlMG'S f/jRANSOM/ CAM YOU THINK OF •SCWEOME WHO MIGHT WISH TO 'M OBTAIN SUCH i MASTERPIECE AS =j A Yuu-E GIFT FOR A LOVED I.I ONE ? <V\Y WARDEN IS ALWiWS BUYING OLD JUNK BUT wee LIMIT (5 A OWE SHE WENT 406 WILD ONCE AN 1 <E>U£LLED OUT fc. QUARTER FOR >x SHIP IN A BOTTLE ~~ WHICH REMINDS /\\e / -^~ j IVOMDER HOW /UUCH SAM WOULD GIVE ME OM |T -'I I I gEgyiragjggpCT- r~\ i^p^p,^, fegrffl?^. >~J ~~^~~ £=E=- u REPAYING F - REPAYING FOR - THE- HOLIDAYS = windows. He tound himself picking things out for his Pete, and Joe, and little Betty, impossible things wiili.high price lags, that a man shoveling snow at 40 cents an hour can only look at, never buy. And then suddenly he saw Betty, his G-year-old daughter, skipping up Ihe street with a group of playmates. He turned away and bent over his work so that she would not see him, but he watched them out of Ihe corner of his eye as they all trooped into the big „ to see Santa Clans Brown," he lold himself. "Bless their hearts, how the children all do love him." o $ * JJETTY and her little group of friends hastened to the toy de- parlment inside Donaldson's Pa- Isis Royale. To Ihem it was fairyland; they stood wide-eyed with a\ve and wonder. Then one of them shouted, "There's Sanln Clans Brown!" They rushed over to a plump, jolly Santa who sat enthroned among the wonders of the toy department. As Ihe children approached noisily, a floorwalked called: "Time to quil, Santa Claus Brown. You worked half an hour late last night. Better go home and fix up your own Christmas." But Brown didn't even hear him. He was smiling at Ihe children. Belty asked him earnestly: "Are you the real Santa Claus, Santa Clans Brown? Are the others just phonies? Gosh, you look like Santa Claus. Or—are you just working for the real Santa Claus?" Some of the children snickered, but Brown smiled down at her ant: answered seriously: "H you believe in me hard enough, I'm Santa Claus, Belty. If you believe hard enough you'll want, Betty?" "I want a doll carriage for myself, and a sled for Pelo and a :ool set for Joe," the child answered. "So please be sure to bring them." IKuslraled by f/arrj) Crusingcr "Are you the real Santa Clans, Santa Clans Brown?" Betty asked him earnestly. He smiled down at her. "If you believe in me, I'm Santa Claus, Betty." Donaldson nodded. "Have fo help oul these • last minute fellows." Santa Claus Brown turned back to the waiting children. "Santa Claus will remember every last one of you," he promised. "Now you'd belter run home fo your dinners. Good nighf, children, and Merry Christmas!" The children left reluctantly. "Good night, Santa Claus Brown," they called back. 'T)O you suppose he's the real Sanla Claus," Betty asked her friends in hushed tones as they wenl oul to the street. "Naw, there's no real Santa Claus," answered a little boy DONALDSON, .proprietor of the store, approached Santa Claus Brown. He was a pompous, small-town, big business type, bristling at all times with his own importance. The children became instantly silenl -\t his approach. "Brown, could you do me a big favor?" Donaldson's tone was a command. "Work ;i Jiltle later to- nighl? The wife lias a parly—her idea. They want you to put'on.an act for Ihe youngalers. Toll dollars extra. Guess you can use it Ihis time of year—eh?" He slapped a condescending hand on Brown's shoulder. "After ail, oid fellow, you are Santa Claus. Every youngster in this town believes in you. You've been Sania Claus for almost 20 years—ever since you first came in and asked for the job, with that little girl of yours riding piggyback. Where is that daughter of yours now, Brown?" Santa's smile disappeared. Everyone in town kept asking him, "Where is Ihat daughter of yours?" None of them realized how cruel the quesfion was. "She's—a—she's doing very well in New York," be answered politely. "On the stage you know. Keeps her on Ihe go—doesn't have time to get back here. Always was ambitious for Ihe stage." "Children should have enough respect for their parents to come home once in a while." Donaldson was unsympathetic. Then he beamed with pride. "My son's coining back from college on the G:IO. Fine boy. Won't take over Ihe business, though. Wants to be a lawyer. Maybe that's jusl as well. Good profession, law." He paused. "Then you'll help me upwards out tonight?" do you here till you need me. You're Claus?'' keeping open till 3, aren't you?' scornfully.. 1 -" 'Course there is," Belly, shocked. . responded . Several of the children laughed. "Yaah— she still believes in Santa Claus," cried one, and the others look np the taunt. "Belty thinks there's a real Santa Claus, thai comes down an honest-to- gosh chimney, and wears a red suit, and ..." "Children, what on earth nre yoti doing?" The children stopped, and looked around, surprised, as Alice Banks, their school teacher, came up behind them. Alice Banks was a pretty young woman with frnnk blue eyes and a warm, pleasant smile. Her cheeks glowed, pink as a child's in the chill of the December day. But she was not smiling now. She looked down sternly at her pupils. "I heard all that you said to Betty," she said. "Now, stop teasing her!" The youngsters muttered unintelligible apologies and then, with the surprising suddenness of youth, disappeared around corners and down side slreets, leaving Eetly clinging to her teacher's hand. The child's eyes glistened with tears as she turned her face "Tell me, Miss Banks," she cally a Sanfa (To Be Continued) techniques have been developed which make it possible to control the nature and amounts of the drugs used so as to minimize (heir effects. Recently physicians have reported SCO consecutive cases of babies born to mothers who were being relieved of pain by the use of various drugs. They found that the lechnlc, when properly used, did not increase the number of deaths of rabies, nor did they injure the :hi!d's health. The chief problem under such circumstances is the difficulty vhlch Ihe newborn baby has in breathing properly. If the child does not obtain sufficient oxygen, here may be serious change,? hi he brain tissue.-,. The study of 000 consecutive c.illdblrlhs in cue rcat hospital indicated that children who have difficulty In breatli- ng nt birth nre often premature, n other instances, the damngo vhlch occurs due to a difficult, hildbirth may interfere with renthlng. Excessive amounts of sedative drugs or anesthetics will also provide difficulties for the child. However, the question which the dcc- [tor must decide for the patient is j whether or not the benefits of rc- ]lief of pain, both for the mother •find the baby, are not more im- 'portant than any harm that might ensue. | It Is the opinion of Dr. Joseph B. DeLec (hat physicians should I not stop relieving pain of chllci- i birth, but thai great care must be Used in selecting the proper drugs nnd tchir manner of administration. If the drugs greatly prolong the time of childbirth, the harm done by such prolongation may be greater than if justified by relieving pain over a brief period. Fortunately .investigations made in pharmacology laboratories throughout the nation have yielded new drugs as well as new information about Hie uses of old drugs. Tin's information, properly applied, means more painless childbirth and less danger to Ihc chi:,1 Old Theater Discovered In Abandoned Brewery PHILADELPHIA (UP)—A long forgotten Civil War era theater was rediscovered when workmen starled to demolish an abandoned Philadelphia brewers-. According to records, the theater was first knoivn as the Philadelphia Music Hall, later as the Concordla. The date of Its con- structlcn is unknown, but the brewery was built in 1867. Sections of the proscenium arch, the balcony and the "peanut gallery" were still intact. According to old newspaper clippings pasted on the walls, such stars as John Drew nnd Maude Adams appeared on the Concordla's stage. Down JMemory Lane Rend Courier News irant ads. 10 Years Ago Ed Sherman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jellerson Sherman, star end. was chosen by hi.s teammates to lend the 1D30 edition' of the Chick- as.-uvs. J. VV. ftayder \vns named sub-captain at the annual banquet given last night by the girls athletic association. Charles Brogdcn. team mascot, opener! the program with a bugle call. Phillip Glassbrook of Liverpool. England, is attending to business here. . . . Mr. and Sirs. Horace Gulp arc spending tills week in St: Louis. . . . Johnny Pepp has gone to St. Louis to spend the holidays with relatives. Five Years Ago Liltlc Rock—A maximum three per cent sales lax, replacing the three mills state school levy, was approved by chairmen of four state educational assogiations meeting today with the state board of education to outline, legislation to be submitted to Governor J. M Fu- trcll. One Year Ago Mrs. Berry S. Brooks Jr., formerly of here and now of Memphis, and her daughter, Virginia, left .Memphis this morning for Hollywood, Calif., where Virginia will try out for the role of Bonnie in the movie production "Gone With the Wind."

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