The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 12, 1940
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'PAGE FOUR BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK./ COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE POUHIER NEWS CO. ' H. W. HAINES, Publisher J..GRAHAM BUDBURY, Editor 6AMOB1 F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole. N»tion»l Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis. Published Emy Afternoon Except Sunday Entered M second ctaK matter at the posl- ofnce »t Blythevllte, Arkinsas, under act of Con(toe, October «, 1917. Stmd by toe United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier to-the City of Blylhevllle, 15o |ier weet, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 FIT year, »1.50 for six months, 15c for three months; by mall iu postal zones two to six inclusive', $4.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per ye»r, payable in advance. Nebuchadnezzar Wasn't' So Crazy! The story is lokl of old in Ihe I5ool< of Daniel, how the mighty Kiiu; Ncb- uclifidnczxnr of Babylon was "rlriven froiii men, Riiil did eat grass as oxen, nmiliiK body was wot with Ihu dew of iicRven, till hit. hairs were grown lik« eagles' fciillicrs, and his nails like- birds' claws. ..." • Most -Bible readers have jumped to the conclusion that Nebuchadnezzar had suddenly turned up n little crazy. But not so cru'/.y, say modern tliel- ,etit experts of the Department of Agriculture.. Eating grass for breakfast is the best way to get your daily vitamins, say they. True, ordinary green grass from your front yard is just a touch tasteless and fibrous. But scientists, those Daniels of the 20th century, are working even to overcome that;'Soon, they say, we'll all be eat- nlg grass "as oxen." So hail Nelmchadncr/ar, father tomorrow's breakfast food! of War's Ugly Stain Spreads No country at war is going lo refrain from doing anything that will help it to win the war. 'No country engaged in ji desperate struggle for existence can alTord restraint, nice moral balancings, or even common decency. War is war. It is pretty useless to grow indignant over the fact that some of the most decent, civilized countries in t)n> world have become a battleground for others. Both sides wore desperate. The Brit- ish'and French, seeing that neutrality rules in Norway were benefiting the Germans, decided to waive the rules and halt Scandinavian iron shipments at any cost. They were probably not averse to seeing a northern battle front created to break the Maginot Line-Weatwall stalemate. The Germans decided not to stand idle while this essential source of supply, was choked off. Without warning Germany invaded peaceful countries, getting in the first blow. Neither side can plead any other but that ultimate plea—necessity. Jt is an ugly ple.val best. If has been used to cover some of man's most despicable acts. It will be used again. • That is war. There is no use being holier-than-thou about it. Can we be sure we would not do the same things under the same circumstances? As the war approaches a showdown, neither the United States nor the other OUT OUR WAY remaining neutrals can cxpecl any consideration from either side. Should peaceful American shipping to neutrals, or any other American interest, cut deeply into the war resources of either side, that side will not hesitate to challenge them. We may ns well begin to prepare ourselves mentally for that. The development of a "northern front" means that the long-simmering European war may break forth at last in full fury. Maintaining American neutrality will be harder than ever. We .shall need every ounce of patience, calm, and Icvel-liciulednesfi we can muster to keep the United States out of the spreading war that seems so likely to ruin every country which is sucked into iis deadly whirlpool. Ciliua on Coniabdck Trull Tax delintjuency was the municipal bugbear of the 30s. While expenses rose, lux collections fell oft' and properly went on the auction block. It was an unhealthy and uncomfortable situation. lint things are looking up. In 150 major dlk'.s, tax delinquency fell to :; "new low" of 0.2 per cent at the end of last year. At least 2*1 cities showed deliiKiuency of less than G per cent, and Fresno and San Jo;;e, Calif., stepped out with only 1 per cent each. These ligures, collected for the Municipal Finance Officers' Association, arc a hopeful sign. Tax collections are (he best index of a city's fiscal condition. KvcrylhiiiK suggests that delinquency will be cut still further in Jfl.JO. It means Unit many thousands of people arc more secure iu their homes and properly. An Indiana hitch-hiker, angry because rides were scarce, broke eight empty bottles along the roadway. Picked up by a shorifi, he w«s escorted back- along his route and made to sweep up the whole business with a broom. That's simple justice. 11 might be extended. Motorists jump their care over curbs, snap off young trees, fireplugs, or light poles, tint, do they pay for them? No. Old John Q. Taxpayer is asked to dig down lo repair the damage. After all, it was "JUKI an' accident." It would seem elementary justifo that those who damage public property pay for it first. Then if the ease is complicated by negligence or carelessness, punishment might follow. To restore what has been destroyed is not punishment. That is only the beginning of justice. • SO THEY SAY We nro just as lacy as rlrctims(i<iicc,s will ucr- inil—I'rcsldritl Ocotsc B. Cuitcn, Cdaciie Unt- versi t y. * * t 1 have nothing to say. 1 li,-ivc had nollilng lo fay since the Murl, and ! will liavc nothing to say.—Vice President Garner, iniciicd 0:1 pri- in:u\v leHiILs. * * « We must nol permit one man. or any group of money-raiwrs, | O pick our nominee.—All Landon. lo the G. O. P. state convention al Wicliitn. , APRIL 12, 1940 • SERIAL STORY K. 0. CAVALIER BY JERRY BRONDFIELD COPYRIGHT, 1»*0v "JoHms that Edgar Allan Poc look again, Molhcr—why don't yon give the boy some sulphur and molasses?"" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson THAT (=/i,LX ON THE EARTH BETWEEN^ MOON AND AAID IMIGHr AVERAGE V^ THAN THOSE TT-I.AT BETWEEN /VMDNK3HT AND - THE RO[_t_OWINICb NOON. LESS THAN THREE PER CENT Of= IS AL.WAVS UNDER. ICE AND ANSWER: "The Vision of Sir Laimfal," by James Russell Lowell. i The KJIclle" run. Into i m urn,. -\\'j,eu \'ul dl«rc- Kiirdu the limit's order <u uliij- 1>*. 1<W, Bailie trlt» to nfou fcer. £h« «laj'» him, duxlio uii on deck. CHAPTER XIII by foot Val moved along Ihe boat deck. A driving rain slanted into her face and almost blinded her. She put her head inlo the wind and discovered she could make better progress. The. wind tore at her oilsldns. She couldn't sec three paces in front o£ her. She grabbed a lifeline and hung on for five minutes while she cnught her breath. A brilliant fork of lightning blazed over the sky and shelved her where the eompaniomvay was that led to the bridge. She released her grip on the rope and splashed her way through decks covered with wafer. An oath escaped from. Steve Hansen's lips when she closed the door behind her and stood there dripping, panling, but with a smile of conquest lighting her /ace. "What in jehoshaphat are you doing up here, and how in the great horn spoon did you ever get here?" Hansen boomed. "Get a load of that, Charlie," Hansen roared fo his helmsman. "If she ain't got guts I clon't know who has." Val grinned. "Never thought I'd make it," she admitted. "We've got as much water on deck as there is in the whole ocean." She rubbed her hands and Peered through the glass. "Thought I'd come up here where there was something doing. This is the first Ijjne I've over been in a storm at sea, y'know, Stevie." "Well, don't be thinkin' it's any, lark," he bristled. "I haven't seen wind like this in years. You up here, shouldn't have come •Val." "Why not?" He exploded. "It's no' place for n gal, that's why. More'n likely you'll have lo slay here till morn- Ing. I ain't going to let you make your way back down there alone." "Quit fussing, Steve. I can lake rare of myself." She winked al the' helmsman and Hanson muttered something beneath his breath. JJANSEN'S mouth was a tight, was dropped from the murky sky ffrim linrt ne \\n ctnvn/1 nlia-irl i'Self. grim line as he stared ahead every second and there was a good ciiancc of scalding herself if she had an accident. She bar! almost 'reached the Ihe other ship came from but suddenly it was there, looming up in front of them like somclhing that , ahead. Give It Into the gray- sheet of driving rain. ye|1 ™£ fte ^ y -„ The seas were mountainous. He he screamed, and then turned to didn t like the progress they were bellow down the tube, making at halt speed. " p "" """"'' ^ > -~- 1 Hansen plugged the speaking lube to the engine room. "Throe- quarter speed ahead," he called down. There was no response. The lube \vas dead. "Dammit!" Hanseu peered out info the storm again. "Guess I spoke too soon, Val. You're going to have to go below. Tube's dead. Tell Chambers we want three-rjuarler speed. And have him get that tube working again in a jiffy." "Aye, aye, Cap'n." She fastened her oilskins tighter around her neck. "I3o back in short order." "Take it easy and stay away from (he rail," he warned. She slipped into Ihe teeth of the wind again and started the treacherous trip down. It took her a good 10 minutes. She could feel Ihe increased throb of the ship's engines as she started back for the bridge. Bul when a sudden thought struck her she turned back and entered the galley. Wong was just finishing cleaning up. He watched her put up a pot of coffee. "For Claptain Hansen?" he guessed. She nodded. A few minutes later she stuffed a couple of paper cups under her oilskins and stalled off again. * * * JpDDIE saw her go up the com- paniomvay with the pot. Dangerous business lugging thai pot along deck; but let her break her neck if she wauled to, he figured. Nevertheless, he followed her. Eeldie poked his head out into Hie storm und walched Val's progress as sha slithered along the deck. The Northern Belle lurched into a particularly deep trough and a huge wave broke over her bow and hissed down on the girl. Val froze against a ventilator, clutching Ihe coffee pot in one hand and the life-line in the olher. Val wished then (hat she hadn't bothered with that pot of coffee. yanked the siren cord r.nd let out a long blast of his whistle. He swung his searchlight full upon the other vessel. Ho knew (he other pilot had seen the Northern Belle but he feared it was too lale. "More speed!" he bawled down the tube, and thanked his stars it no longer was dead. * * * r PHE sudden, sharp maneuver A had caught Val Douglas by surprise. She had just loosened her grip from the life-line for a second when tiie ship started to swing about. Val's fool hit a puddle of water just when the vessel lurched under the strain of hard aport. She went down, a scream muffled in her throat. She slid for 20 feet as the nose of the Northern Belle dipped deep into the sea. She groped blindly for support and then everything went black as her heari slammed against a stanchion. 11 had happened so fast Eddie Cavalier found himself almost helpless to move. As it was he had lo grab for support himself. And then the other ship was hard on them. The Northern Belle's stern swung wide bul nol wide enough. There was a dull, glancing shock and then the sirens of both ships were screeching above the thunder and the rain. Eddie could hear Captain Hansen's voice bawling out over the gale and the startled, muffled cries which came from the other ship out there in the murk. A gigantic wave broke over the bow and Erlrlie, horrified, .is lie raced forward, saw it crashing down upon the girl. He slipped once, fell in the deck himself, almost blinded by (he torre:!!- of rain healing into his face. The mountain of gvcon-ljladc water roared upon Val, lifted her up and carried her toward the :'• other side of the ship. The next wave that broke over (he rail would sweep her overboard. Even as (lie of ship ' - -~..*--> !..> nn, t:u£iY/,Tp UL ui« ^nip it was getting more unwieldy went into reverse to bring the vessel to a stop, the next wall of water crashed against her sides, rose over the bow and slithered down on Val. companionway going, above when In five steps Eddie was there it happened. No one know where bul the rolling 1115)1 'of water I knocked him Hat. \Vhen he struggled (o his knees Val was gone. (To Be Continue'!) RIGHT OR WRONG ABOUT PEOPLE Should We Try lor Accuracy or Speed? ISV UON,\U> A. I,AIH1> Ph. !>., Sci. I). Ours IF, an nye or speed. We have so much speed Ihot the chief Job of a large proportion of all policemen is lo keep us from going too lasi. to be wile. H is inlcrcxlini! thai this speed .vc get from modern machinery ol ill ktnrts Is due (o the accuracy ot mass production. It has Slum Clearance Found To Reduce Delinquency Kl-"XT: A lugli snot in life sivtnc- lufiii ajjuv m un, ;a\jnji. iuuue;in ([HIS.-; praCIUCUOIl. It tia. 1 f.bcen prcdsioji engineering—nccii- Slnciimali. Juvenile court. com-t'' n( ' J '~ vvlllrh makes this niecrmuica ''"<Hs for hoys in the age group ;nwrl "««»>>" averaged 3-1.8 pur 100 boys CINCINNATI. O. (UP)- Juvenile, delinquency records are .icivsmccct as proof Hut placement, of low income fnmlltrs in a wholesome environment- will lead lo character : development among children. ! Ktcecfccr Miirqucttr. raailivc Uccretary of (lie rsctlcr Housing League, reported Hie jiivniiln delinquency rate in Laurel Homes 1-n . for (he city as a whole, but only 8.6 for Laui-Pl Homes. Tbe nwnigG income for Laurel Homes families is S20 a \vnek, Manmetlr. smtl. Tonvito Really I-'ruil The tonuxio. technically, t 1 classed as a berry by botanists, anil, as such, it would also be classed us ;\ imil. The Bureau ; Plant. Industry, hcmcror. classes . . , . ' ••• "»iii.>ii*. uut\ U*C|. ci;[sst'S I local slum clearance project. only as a vegetable mxl it is popular]^" c ' f< ""' t " a "_b'Sh ">• the rr-sl ol and commrrrh.lly known ns such. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING IJOUSlT" with Major"Hoodie I D.PUNCH THA.T SUV IM TH' NOSE IF IT WAS ANY OF- MV BUSINESS--OR I'D TELL OL' DAN IF IT WOULDN'T BE RA-THN6' -\ DftH'S TRVIN' TO RAISE g\ SOME- FLOWERS "THEM &UVS ARE PUTTIM' CHL ON TH' SEEDS; WELL, WE'LL NEVER HAVE A UTOPIA TILL ONE THIRD OF TU' WORLD BATS THE ORNERVNESS OUT OF ANOTHER THIRD SO 'THE REMAINING THIRD CAN EMJOV LIFE-AN 1 T THINK I'D LIKE TO BE IM TH' BATTING THIRD.' MM.' ( STRIKE \ ONE' THE PLAY BOYS IN'T SCIEMCE WONDERFUL / possible. With people, it is exactly Uic a;u<-. When ivc start out to learn .omething. wr make much better rogress if we direct, our early Iforls at accuracy. We cat) do the lilngs more speedily in the long Jn when ivc begin them by striv- iiU mostly for accuracy. Look out for accuracy and speed .ikes care of Itself. Hie speedy typist Is the one who ,ivcs most, intention to accuracy at he start. The speedy draughtsman s Ihe ciiiij) \vho as a bcginner viUchcd his accuracy closely. One .liliig tliiil. makes them speedy is hat Ihey ;nc not slowed doivu by :orrectin,2 mistakes. In Icarnmc to drive an autoiuoAnnonncements: The Courier News ha.s been for- nnlly authorized to announce the ollou-ing candidacies for office subject Id the action of the Democratic primary in Angusl. Mississippi County .lutlgc HOLAND GREEN Sheriff and Collector KALE JACKSON County Treasurer R. L (BIU,Y) GAINES U-'or Second Term) JACK FINLEY ROBINSON County aiui I'rnh.itr Clerk T. VV. POTTER 'Kor Seconrl Term) Circuit Court Clerk HARVEV MORRIS 'f'or Second Term* lirprrscntativc 'Kor Mir seal now held by Wooclrow Hutlon) •I. I,KK HEARUEN For pixsl now hold bv Fi-ank Williams PRANK WILLIAMS i ' for second Term) | (I''or !»<,(, now held bj- I,. H. Autiy) '• I,. H. AUTRY i For Second Term) ! I'HANK 1). bile. In taking 10 easy .sons at home, in learning a new game—in all learning. In short— . we should watch accuracy in the ! early stii«cs of learning, and at the end will have both greater /speed as well as more accuracy. I Trying lo teparale accuracy from speed is as impossible as .settling v.-helher the hen or the egg is more important. We can't have the one without, the other. l-'aM talkers impress most, people as being smarter than a whip. But fast talking is more likely to be n sign of superficial thinking than ol profound thinking. Tt- lakes both brains and reserve for n person to think twice before he talks, if |i c cloes tblnk 'twice, Bay State Considers Skilled Job Courses BOSTON (UP)—Training courses to prepare unemployed persons to fill available jobs probably will be inanginntcd after a study Is made of the unemployment situation in Massachusetts. Director Robert Marshall o[ the state unemployment compensation division announced Ibat an effort was being made to set up a practical program (o "Insure Midlclcnt quantities of trained workers to fill vacancies." 'Many jobs arc going begging now for lack o[ experienced workers," he said. "One important feature of the program which we tire planning to make possible is a system of short vocational trainiii!; courses to til workers for actual vacancies requiring special skill." the odds arc lie half as much. NKXT: Why ari- schools emptier? talfc only the public Ccurier News uam. arts Drivers lo Bliunr A Pennsylvania professor, on completing a five-year study of i automobile accidents. conrluclcs that at least 65 per cent of all traffic accidci-.ts can be blamed on the drivers. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis W. W. c BUDDY'.' VVAT.SON. i For Second Term) "\Vuuld you min<1 kcrpinj! MiHia-nl for n few days? She gels so surly when 1 clc.ui house."

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