The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 6, 1940
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PAGE FOVR BLYT»EVILI,E (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. . ' H. W. aUNBS, Publisher J, GRAHAM SDDBURY, Editor 6AMUEL P, NORMS, Advertising Uaniger Sole'National Advertising Representative*: Arktnsis D»UI«, inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Exwpl Sunday Entered ts tecorid class matter at the post- office at Blytlievllle, Arkansas, under act ol congress, October 9, 1917. ' : . : 'Served by the United Press ~~~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES By.carrier" In the City of Brythevllle, l«o per week, or 66c per month. By mall, wllhln a radius of 50 miles, S3.00 per year, tl,50 for six months, 15c for three mouths; by mall in postal zones two to six Inclusive, $0.50 per year; In zones seven nntl eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Count, Us Out, Than If Yon A loud voice Idling us to niiiul ow own business, hollowed forlli across tlic Atlantic a few days ;igo—Diu voice of Oliver Stanley, Britain's sccrclnry ol' war. Mr. Stanley appiir'ently resented American iirniclmii" irtnilcgy,. dcnta! that there was anything "phony ' alioul the war, declared that Hie belligerents will run it the way they sec lit. HH- tain is not amused by our attitude 1 toward her war. But at the same time Mi'. Slunloy demanded that Britain and France be left to handle the war in llicir own way because it was their war, he blandly announced that, neutrals cnn't stay out of it—that it is their war as much as it's Britain's. "There are millions of individuals all over the world whose one thought is how to keep out of war; but, despite their efforts, they are in it . , .," tho war secretary said. Yes, Mr. Stanley, we're in it—insofar as we have been dragged in against our will. We don't think it's our war, as you would have us believe, because we didn't have anything to do will) starting it. U'c didn't want it to start. Imbued will ideals of American democracy, we felt all along that the war need never have begun. Oh, it's not all your fault. You will say that no purl of it is your fault, but some people feel dilVcrently about that over here. They feel that the motives for war curry back somewhat farther than the eye can 'see, and that perhaps, in the fide of ovcnU that Ir.d up lo actual cojilliel, you weren't altogether blameless. J3ul thai isn't important lo us now. The things that concern us art- our rights as a neutral nation. As long as we're not violating international law, we don't, like to have our mails censored. We don't relish having our mer- chantment slopped and searched when they are on entirely innocent missions. It's Do good trying to I'righten or threaten us over to your side. We're not biting. We're slaying out of thin war. Did yon gel thai?—WK'UK STAYING OUT. We doii'l like Bttl neither do we .like war. If you people in Kn- rope must go to war in Kurope, count us out. We do much better on this side of the AUanlic. There are 21 republics on two continents, living together as peaceful neighbors. \Ve like it thai way. We don't want to change it. The duty of this government is clc;ir—to \V«R« war in all domains.—Prcmlci Paul Ucyimml, head of neiv French government. OUT OUR WAY New York Grows New York City is getting to be quite an up-and-coming town. The lasl farm in Manhattan hits lin- ally given up the ghost and turned itself into a parking-place. VJncenzo Bcndello, lOlh avenue and 21'illi street, held out as long as lie could. Practically every year lie was good for a story in the papers about "the last farm in Manhattan." In fact, iicnedetto himself wearied of this. "Go 'way," he would .say. "I am sick and tired of talking about thu farm." Well, he needn't talk any more. Beneath (lie spreading cherry Ircos, the clustered jitiloa park. , This climax of urbanization came just in lime. Far the present census is almost sure (o show a trend toward semi-rural living. Vinccnzo Kcncdctlo " may prove to have been a fleck of foam on Hie very crest of a wave of urbanization which now begins to recede. Mild Antmyunce Of the 3,000,000 Americans urged by the Association of Germans Living Abroad (Berlin) to "sec to it that every German living abroad remembers his allegiance (o Germany," probably at least 7,830,437 will be very much annoyed. This curious German organization takes the position that the "German nation" numbers 100,000,000, and that 8,000,000 subjects of thai, nation live in the United Slates, 3,000,000 in Switzerland, and 1,700,000 in France, etc. This is, of course, mildly irritating. I'ut it will irritate none so much as those people of German extraction who are among the moul loyal and patriotic of Americans. To be thus admonished to "remember their allegiance to Germany" will only remind them thu more strongly of their allegiance to the United Stales of America. War Mortgages ih<> Fulnru The losses of war arc paraded before your eyes, and they are terrible enough. Hut. unseen are the losses of the future. They are the sum of the things that would have been had the war not come, bul which now may never be. The Rockefeller Foundation has been Doling some of these losses, lest they -slip into oblivion without our realizing it-' The University of Warsaw has ceased to exist. The entire Polish faculty of the University of Cracow is believed lo be in a concentration camp. The University of Madrid library was devastated by Moors who used the books as rille emplacements. The Universily of Prague has been closed by the Germans. Half (lie universities (if Germany have boon closed, and at the Universily of Paris Hie student population has shrunk from 20,000 to 5000. For these things, life will render its bill later. Their nerves ilo not seem to uc quite in or- der.—Uussimi premier Mololoft. rcfcvrlnj; lo the ind French ruling classes." In uo lime of history lias private cluirily been Midi a necessity as today.—Dr. Albert c. .1. Stmard, French civilian relief worker. SATURDAY, APRIL I},-1940 • SERIAL STORY . K. 0. CAVALIER BY JERRY BRONDFIELD . "ilt I lie "I liaven'l lost interest in Ibc community club work, but my attention is distracted since my children made me Ihe \ neighborhood chauffeur." * THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson •WILLIAM H. TAFT, WHILE GOVERNOR OF THE PHILIPPINES, SUCCESSFULLV INTRODUCED THE K30ROTBS SUBSTITUTE T. M. R£C. y. 3. TAT. OFF, •^ ALL SPECIES OR TREES AR.E NATIVE TO AMERICA. ANSWER: Dccndo, 10.years; forlnighl, M nifilits, or two weeks. NEXT: How large docs Ihc moon appear? KdJIc Ijfgtni l<l. iluir nun a Ilitlit wurkoui mi a e rniindH \illli Kellj, Al- iih In. H Mij>i,o»,.d lo In. «|i:,r- . CiiviiIJtr jn.ijjjil, Kelly wllli- iirrvy. Vol ln:ikt« Dnlfv «IO|| >lauiil,Hr, ivi!l« Cnvnllrr a ktl'l, CHAPTER V11I Ji^ODIE and Mike spuncd lighlly the last two rounds and when 1'op Grimes called a hall Cavalier went over and took tjolh of MikoV ands in his. "I'm sorry about that first round, Mike. Honest I am: Thnl dame there. ... I guess. . . . Well, j«il ..." Mike nodded. "Ycali, kid. I know. That's okay . . . forget it. Von didn't hitri me much." Eddie slapped him on the hack and rushed below to lake a shower. Val Douijlas looked after him thoughtfully. "He might be genuinely sorry mit j('|| still make a good slory. I'm Tiling my first one tonight." "Never mind your story," Kelfo Wailed. "Whal about our .fSOOO forfeit tnoney?" "I cton'l l<no\S' why I should play Santa Clans, but 1 might liavo an idea about that, loo," she. snid. , * s * CHE found Captain Hnnsen In his cabin. Quickly she explained Ihc situation (hey had put Kelso in. "Stevie," she concluded, "I'm Kohiff (o wire Undo ffank the facts and have him lend Duffy the money." Captain Hansen looked at her a long time before replying. "Honey," he said gciilly, "how Ihose three men really came on board will have to be held from your Undo Hank for awhile. It's bad enough Jie'll be knowing they're on board just as he reads th' papers. Dut there's Eomelhing more important." lie paused for another moment. "As much as your Undo Hank would want lo do anything in (lie world for you he wouldn't be able to scrape up $5000 in less than n month—if at all," he added significantly. "Stevie — what do you mean? That isn't so | much," "Normally, 1 it wouldn't he, bul remember I told you we have a lot of rcrondiiinniiig (o do? Well, XJncle Hank has just about every lienny he could get his hands on already tied up. That's why we need this Halliday contract to wind things up. Then v/e'll be bouncing right back im there again." She nodded. "I didn't think. . . . I had no idea Uncle Hank was working on such a close margin. What happsncd?" "Well, just between you 'n me, that rival line is- trying lo freeze us out of tho coast trade. An' they haven't been too particular about their methods." "Is that what you meant when you monlloned (hose tough breaks we've been having lately?" He nodded, "fire in our freight warehouse once. Two (on of salmon hijacked on (lie road before we could deliver it to the consignee. I.itlle delays here and (here thai slow down Ihe service. Never had unv proof, of course, Iwl we have ideas." "And (hat machinery (joing up to Prince Rupert? You're worried about (hat, too?" "Not while it's on board, we're not. But ii's handling it at Prince Rupert that'll take a lol of care. All (liey got (o do is steal one little cog, or .somclhin', or throw some little lever ouia whack and lh' whole works will be held up until lh' part can be sent up from Frisco." lie patted her shoulder. "Bul you worry about your box-lighter and I'll worry about (he imporlaiit things." "Oh, he';; important," 5)10 .said quickly. "la a different sort of way, dial is. After all, he's sort of out' responsibility. Ami maybe I can slill help him," she said thoughtfully, "i think 1 can get our San Francisco bureau lo intervene with the boxing commission. In facl, I'm sure of it, but don't Id Kelso or Cavalier know anything about it." * * * £DDIE CAVALIER slopped her iust before evening mess. "I icar you're writing your first training slory tonight," he said ribruplly. She nodded and noticed thai he had ;i fresh palch over his black- lack wound. "So Mike did bell you a good one," she murmured. "Thai's finod." "Bled a lilllc, that's all," he said briefly. "It'll be all closed up in :< week. But what I wanted lo ask von was not to scorch me foo nuch for this morning. I didn't •oalize Mike wasn't wearing a leadgiiard and somehow f got a crazy notion that you hnd prodded Mike inlo giving me something I wasn't looking for. You were •ifilit when you called me a heel —(hen. I'll go easy on him from low on." "Mike's an old man as fighters go but he can lake care of himself," she observed. "As for my story—I'll have to think it over. It'll look awful good in print, you know—'Eddie Cavalier takes ad- vanlage of washed-up spar- mate.'" "Okay," he said quietly. "Cru- cify me. You're pulling all the strings in this deal, anyway. And I'm Ihe heel. That's a good one. Night calls the crow black!" "All, a brilliant piece of euphemism. Who said fighters were dumb? Why, I'll bet you can add two and two and get four for an answer without pulling It on paper." "1 believe 1 can," he said, grimly. "I'll have some other answers once 1 get you ashore." She raised an eyebrow. "Threatening me, eh? What ore you going to do—beat me up?" "If I can't Ihinl: of anything better, I will." • • • CHE found a wire from her office >J - when she .sat down at the (able. It said: "Great work. We have scoop of century. Everyone else screaming. Give us first slory soonest possible and keep coming 500 daily." She shoved Iho message across' lo Cavalier. "Tlris'll kill you." lie read it and Val felt like chuckling at his expression o£ disgust. JJuffy Kclso peered suspiciously at the food Wong Loo was selling on Ihe fable and suddenly burst into a roar. "Bread . . '. potatoes . . . meat pie . . . starch and more starch! Hey, Wun Lung!" Duffy howled. "Get that stuff away from that fighfer. Co easy on (list starchy stuff, gel me. He's gonna get hog- fat. He's gotla have more fresh greens and less o' this hash you dish out." Wong Lee's eyes never changed Ihcir expression. "air. Kclso," Val said icily. "We treat everyone around hero willi all Ihc i-cspecl due them. If Caplain Hansen were here now it would go bad with you." "Nuts," said Kelso.' "Whal aboul it? Do we or don't we get some sort o' training diet around here?" "Don't bother, Duffy," Eddie id quietly. "I can gel along on this." "What about it Wong Lee?" Val asked. Wong Lee puttered around the table, looking al no one in particular when he spoke. "Must have more help in galley. Make other things chop-chop for boxing man only if noisy one help." "He means that, loo," Val said slowly. "You'll serve your (rick in the galley from now on, Mister Kelso." There was snicker from- someone at the other end of Ihe table. "I'll die first," Duffy roared. "It'll be by., starvation, : then," Val replied sweetly. "Remember —no workee, no ealee." (To Be Continued) • RIGHT OR WRONG ABOUT PEOPLE Will Do We Have Fewer Relatives? Mind Your Manners Tiwl your knott-lcdcc of correct nodal usage by sin.swrliiK Ihc following riwstlons. Mien -iiccktivj asalnsl the authoritative- answers below; 1. IIo\v soon before-n liny cluirc-li wedding should the uslieis arrive, at the church? 2. Where do (he ushri-.s receive their boutoiinieixvi? ."I. Wlm (Kiyt, for the boiilointlorrii? •). Should mi nvlicr offer his ,-inn lo I'vci-y woiv.iin guest, whether he kiimvs her or r.ot? R. Where ilo (lie p:uvnls of the lni(k> !,il? Whiil would you do if— You avc mi usher ill a Iricv.d's K-rdditi-;— in) Say iirilhlng lo the quests us you lake them up the nisle? Ib) Make :>ume remark like "They liavc 11 beautiful day, ilon't Iliey?" Answers I. About on hour. IAY UNCLE ORE, AND IT'S WOT MUCH TROUBLE TO A FEW OF HSE QUEER KOCli'-i HOME....VOU NEVER KMOW wvw MIGHT HAPPEN--UFfc IS 1 ~".X AMY WAV SMELLlmT GPRIMG AIR HEAR 'THEM BIRDS TW BEES MUM--LOOKIT TH£s\ FLfJECY CLOUDS- - IT CANfT BE AS WHEM YOU'RE OLD.' IT CAN'T EG, WITH ' ASTHMA RHEUSVATI5M M' SPECTACLES N' INSOMNIA.' -M-M, LIFE SWEET.' THE GAMBLERS By J. K. Williams OUR BOAKDINC HOUSE with Major Jlooplc ItV DONALD ,\. I.AIK1J I'll. I)., Sci. I). Not so many years atjo, home j life van more fun than a- box of 1 monkeys because there were a, couple times as many people living ul home to make life interesting. There were too many around lo allow dull moments. You could usually count on something lo hap-! pen. ( When (hi; family reunion <vns hold ill some picnic spot, (he place was almost as crowded and cxcil- itig as n firemen's clambake. Many persons \vlio have nolrd that, family reunions have fionc oul of fashion have blamed this iO people now living further apart 'J. In th<> vestry or the coat loom. 3. The groom. •I. Yc.s. Unless there Is a large crowd anil .several women comr Lo- jctlicr. In iimt case lie offers his arm (o one ipcrhaps Ihe olilcvjti and asks thn others to follow. 5. In Ihe lust pew on the left- j facing tlic chancel. | nest "tt'liiil Would You Do" so- lution—(Iji. than they used to l)c in the horse- and-buggy days. Relatives arc farther apart no«-, perhaps, but, the automobile and long-distance tele- WE'LL L/IONCHED A BIG-SCALE OffEMSNE OM THE ICEBOX, AMD IF IT COESN'T i I'LL HftNE TO QUIT DOWT PUT THE CHlt-LY STARE OM PROWL fca & COLD M&S SODD£ MLY GOME SPEARED A COLD CUT FCK so LOMG, PEOPLE "MINK I'M „». iGTO /r SO* GA.NDUIV NIGHT, Bur IT WAS AS EMPTY AS VE\MTS DC MILO'S ARE (XMV OF KEEPIM& A HORSE? UPSlOE-OCWW, phone slill ivmkc II «s easy for a fiunily .scattered over n couple st:itcs to pot together. Tin- fucl.s in (he case arc Hint families arc weakening in the U.S. There arc more families, but- they are smaller. Today tlie average family number.-: only slightly more than three persons. In grandfather's day. (here were six to eight members of the same family living miller (he same roof. J A gathering of the clsu todiij* brinys together barely half the number of people 'It uecd to. and il is perhaps only one-fourth the- : fun it. used to be. I am also afraid that, the rapid ' advances in invention and fash- ! ions have weakened the younger ! members' pricic in the family by i making (hem feel the others arc j old-fashioned. Family pride as vvcli i is family size may have taken a tumble. ; On every .vide we sec signs of i these changes. Big houses arc | empty and rolling while small \ houses are being built In every ( Mibiirb. Agricultural scientists lia'ri 1 to develop lighter-weigh I turkeys ' for .smaller Fnniillcs. Even ccms- :. Iciy plots arc smaller today then (hey used lo be. And there iirc. more "only children for grand- • parents to spoil.. . ' i Hut ive should not IM family I pride wither Jual because the size j of the family has shrunk. f NKXT. Do cold bands iiic;iii ;'{'•<< warm heart? HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis A nnouncements: The Courier News has been formally authorized to announce the follon-liii; <-nndldaclOfl for office subject to the action of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi Counts' .Itidsc IJOI.AND GRF.EN Shcritf and (Mllcdor HALE JACKSON Coinilv Treasurer H 1,. (BJLL.Y) GAINES i For second Term) JACK FINI.EY ROBtN'SON (.'oiiiily ,-iiiJ Proli.Ke (,'lcrk T. W. POTTED 'Kor Sccourt Term) f ircuil Court (Trrk HARVEY MORRIS (For Second Term) * » * Itciircsent.illvc 'I'nr tlii- sent nnw held liy Wooriro'*' Hulloii) !•'«>');«..( naii'licM by I-Vank Williams FUANK WILLIAMS '(••or Second Term) (Por post now held by L. H. Aulry> I,. H. AUTRY (For Second 'rcrn>> l-'ltANK T). UNDKIIWOUU W. \V. lUUUDY) WATBO.N (For Second Term) ''Kcqi ycr tloiigli, pal—rni. leaving unil Ibis one is on • Hit house!"

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