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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 23, 1940
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SODBUKY, Editor SAMUEL ?. NORHIS, Advertising Manager Sol« Nillon»l Advertising Representatives: AriutnSM D»tlles, Inc., New York, Clilcnjo, Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memphis, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second clnss matter at the post- office at BlyttievUle, Arkansas, under act o( Coo- grttt, October 9, 1917. Served by the Dulled Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier' in the City of Biylhevllle, 15c per week, or 65c per month. . By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $L60 for six months, 75c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per S' e a r : In zo " e s semi nnd eight, $10.00 p«r year, payable In advance. Let Ua Cull Forth Our Powers! "Build America!" is the liaulc-try of the Cliambcr of Commci'cc of tlic United Slates as it approaches its annual meeting April 29-May 8 in Washington. It is a stirring cry, Hie imperative lo build, in the initial of n world which is using most of its energies to tear down. The Chamber, a federation of business and industrial organixations including 1700 local bodies and thousands of individual iii'ms, lias srl a magnificent, goal for ils sessions. "New fields lie ahead—new fields for expansion, new fields for science and invention, new fields for production— opening wider vistas for the distribution of necessities, Use comforts and luxuries of life to our entire population. New horizons beckon in education, in cultural development, in all those directions that will make for a belter country in which to live." So reads the Chamber's announcement, and it is true. These arc our tasks, these our goals. The nole is positive, the tone constructive. On such objectives all will agree, from John Lewis, president of the C. I. 0., to W. Gibson Carey, Jr., the Chamber's president. Ten bitter years have driven home Ihe lesson lo all of us thai -there is no stable prosperity even for the very rk-li unless the vast mass of the people are prosperous. It is scarcely to lie expected the men m'eelinj; with the 'Chamber ' will suddenly agree that present methods of trying to attain (he very goals they have set forth arc ideal. They will certainly commend other paths lhan tliosc now being traveled. But the important thing j s u, c goal. The important tiling is thai all agree on what it is desirable to achieve. And certainly such agreement on objectives Ought lo form a bond even between those who favor different means of reaching those objectives. Sterile and ill-humored picking on business by government agencies, will not help. Sterile and indiscriminate opposition to government measures by business will not help. The goal must not be forgotten in Ihe midst of bickering over method. /Hie Chamber has well set before its member's on the eve of the meeting these stirring words of Daniel Webster: "Let us develop (he resources of our land, call forth ils powers, build up its institutions, promote all ils great interests, and .sec whether we, also in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered." Leads Slate In Postal Receipts Increase For those who regard postal receipts as a very good indication of business conditions in a community Hlythcville's record during (he lirst four months of 1010 should be particularly interesting. The latest bulletin issued by the College of IJusiness Administration of the University of Arkansas shows Blythc- villc's postal receipts during the lirst quarter of 10-10 reflecting an increase over Ihc same period in 1'JliO substantially above (he showing made by any city in the slate. lilytheville's gain in poslal receipts for (he period amounted lo l.i per cent and the gain for the month of March was 18 per cent. This follows consistent gains during liKW. While poslal receipts do not tell Iho whole story they do figure strongly in up business activities of a city, lilythevillc's leadership in this department reflects this city's reputation as a good business center. A /''/•<% 'Youth Movement. The United Stales is proud of its Uoy Sconl.s. There are now L,!58a,65U of them as compared to -1,2!10,5'1(J a year ago, an increase of 7.2 per cent in a year. Here is a youth organization without goose-stepping. Here is. discipline imposed from within Ijy developing character, instead of from without by developing a habit of unthinking obedience. Here is a youth organisation open to all on equal terms regardless of race, creed, or social position. Here is a youlh organization that hopes to serve iis iountry and its people chiefly by building men. There is, we believe in America, no better way to serve it in the long run. So we salute willi pleasure the 1,383,- Gfll American boys who arc proving that youth can be organized without being regimented. Social. Security There never has been anything like it. More than (3,000,000 people now hold U. S.'Savings IJbnJls, the Treasury has announced. The plan aimed at providing a place where the small investor could put his savings. II appears to have done just that, for fewer than 18 per cent of Savings Doud buyers make income tax returns. These bonds are by far Ihc most, widely-held security in the world. They represent a gigantic cfl'orl by G,000,000 families to provide for their own future, their own social security. They are evidence that people whose, incomes provide nven Iho smallsl margin of opportunity to save for then- own future security are still willing and anxious lo do so. •SO THEY SAY States, and I know of Sciialor Alvah Adams, no powerful Colorado. You can't get anywhere by tailing a horse tliat Is tied lo a liilching-posl. — iVcsidrinml Candidate Thomas E. Dewy. * * * 1 waul to visit the New York Fair Ihis year if only to take olf my hat lo Finland.— l-'onnc|- Governor Alfred of Texas. t'UESDAY, APRIL 23, 1010 SIDE GLANCES fcy Qtlbrahli | COFR, IMo bY "I'm going to skip lunch- it look me a halt an hour lo ' yet this veil on ritjhl." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferauscn MORE TH.AI-J 4OO YEARS' AGO VISUALIZED THE -SUSAAARINE, BUT REFUSED TO PUT IT ON PAPER. . . .""ON ACCOUNT OF THE EVIL NATURE OF AAEN, WHO WOULD PRACTICE ASSASSINATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEAS BV BREAKINS THE HULLS OF BOATS AMD WRECKING? THEM WITH ALL ON BOARD." SERIAL STORY K. 0. CAVALIER BY JERRY BRONDFIELD COPYHISHT. U40, NCA (KRVICE, IMC. Vi:STl-:ill>AV, WrJI mil III Ai'.-l, Uii! rc|.orlcr.»1niv.nvu)« lire ills- c'uvrrccl. Vnl Ihrruli-iis (o refuse them lln- u K f at Hie rmlto, liut IMille (,•!!» lu-r tiL- vt-nu't Ipl IHT clu (''"I. .Vim Kill's In. I.aliT, IMJlc lake,* :i «n||<; K r.Tiii lo Vnl. 1( la *lj;uuil "luvi— Jlujur.'," CHAPTER XXII didn't know a whol PENNSYLVANIA THE I7TH CENTTU.Ry WAS OtxIE OR TME= /WOST F'OPLJL.OLJS WIUDLJFE AREAS IKJ THE WORLD e lot about V:il DOUGHS' privale life, but he was prclly sure she didn't have any close relatives named Rodticy. So (lie any who signed the win- "love," must have been . . . we!!, he just must have been someone else. Sure. Just one of a dozen guys who'd be willing lo chase her around lite country, Ho found her helping Wong Lee with a batch of pies. "Message for you," ),o said and turned liis- atlenlion to Wong. She read it nnd then glanced (Illicitly al Eddie-. He was just .starling lo leave. "Wait a minute." He stopped. "You're not very ibllering," she said cryptically. "I'm nol very which?" "This Rodney— I thought you'd show 11 liltlc more curiosity." "What makes you think I woiikl?" he asked bluntly. "Maybe you've got your signals crossed." With that he lefl the galley. She slood looking afler him. Maybe she did have her signals crossed, Jit that. But in (lie next instant she forgot abaci Eddie. What was Rodney Blair doing in San Francisco? And why was it she didn't feel particularly thrilled lo sou him? Val was just a little afraid to answer the second question in her mind. She hud a dnwnjny suspicion (hat it involved Eddie Cavalier. Even {(gainst her will and what she thought WHS her better judgment. * * * Jj'OR two days Bradley and. Monroe practically monopolized •Kddie Cavalier. They managed to sit next to him at mess. They gave up their cabin lo bunk with him in Ihc crew's cjtiarlcrs. They played poker with him, and rummy for a penny a point. On credit, us Duffy Kclso explained. The only time Val was able to ECG~ him was at mealtime and occasionally during' a workout. Once she caughl him giving her a quick glance as he skipped rope. It was the first time lhat day lie had looked directly at her and she wondered il he were beginning lo realize Bradley and Monroe were monopolizing him. Weailicr conditions were Ideal. The Pacific was as calm as a piece of glass ;ind Eddie made the mosl ot it. He must have run Iho equivalent of five miles a day around decks. He sharpened up on Ihc light l>;ig and slammed away fiercely at the heavy sandbag. On the (bird day Mike Kelly insisted he Wiis okay, despite hi.s recent narrow escape in Prince Rupert, «nd sparred three fast rounds with Eddie. The boxing writers from San Francisco looked al eacli oilier slgnificanlly. "He's right as rain," Br&dlcy said. Monroe nodded. "Anci jusl as fresh. He's a great one, lhat kid." lie nodded toward Val who was munching an apple on (he olher siilc of the ring. "Uoauliiul, over Ibere, hasn't been so chipper liilcjy," lie observed. "You wouldn't be, eilher, if someone blew nj> an exclusive light underneath you." ¥ * * VAI, leaned over the slern rail watching (ho foam-flecked wake as it trailed oft' behind them. H was a beautiful, star-studded niftht. A soft, warm breeze foycti will) wisps of her hair. "Careful, (here. T don't want to have to fish you onl again." She turned, startled at his voice. "Oh . . . irs yoii. 1 didn't hear you come up. And how did yon manage to slip liiose two leeches who have been tracking you down?" "Simple enough." He leaned on Ihc rail next to her. "I got Mike and 1'op to start a rummy game." "We'll be in San Francisco tomorrow night," she said. "Glad?" "Glad enough. Things will really move once we get back." "Oh, you've been bored lo death the liisl 10 days?" "Hardly. It can't be very boring when you're around." "How am 1 supposed lo lake dial'.'" He looked down al her. "Who is Rodney?" he asked quietly. Klin was so surprised she couldn't answer at first. Finally she got her jumbled emotions straiglilcned out. "Rodney . . . Rodney Blair . . . he's an attorney bad; eusl." "is dial all?" : Somehow; she didn't'resent his questions. In fact, she fell a lillle limp. me (o He ... Rodney ashed marry him a couple of months ago," she answered slowly. "Are yon going lo?" She turned away and looked for her answer in the moon-washed water. "I'm not sure. . I don't know," she faltered. Then suddenly his hands were on her shoulders but she didn't turn around. "Maybe I'm out of bounds," ho said in a low voice. "Way out ot bounds, but there's something I'm going to do and then try lo forget." The next instant he had fumed her around and taken her in his arms. She made no movement of protest as he bent down and kissed her, hard, but u^t too hard. She closed her eyes and for a brief instant her own arms went about his neck. Then lie released her. "I suppose I'm a sucker," he said evenly. "Probably left myself wide open for nny thing lhat enters your mind. But as 1 said, it wa.s something I had lo do. Maybe it would help me more if you forgot il, too." Then be left her and slrodc down the deck. , . . wail!" She ran after him, caught him by [ Ilie hand. I "Are you sure,.you want to forget il?" she asked in a low voice. "Prclly .sure." Bui his eyes hc- Iraycd him. "You're a lousy liar, Eddie," she lold him. "So I'm a liar," he said fiercely. "But don't you understand? I started to get ideas 1 shouldn't be gelling, Just like dial guy said back there in Prince Rupert. Sometimes it isn't good for people. Don't you see (hat we're , . . dial you and ! arc in different . . ." llu slopped. "I'll bet I'm building up the best yarn of all for you." Thai hurl. Ho just didn't have any faith in her at all. "Slop me il I'm wrong, bul didn't you slavt to say something about being in different leagues ... or something like that?" "Sure. Something like dial. There's no use kidding myself. It's Irue, isn't il?.',' • She didn't a'n.swcr. She wasn't, going to led him that'notliing wa.s further from the truth. She couldn't say anything just then. She just turned away. But Val knew what lie was thinking as, he slipped down the companion way.' She wont back lo the stern of die Northern Belle and let (lie breeze blow in her face... She needed something 'soothing like that just then. " : . (To Be Continued) Your Brifish Cousins Are Nol in Need of Boxes of Feed Jusi Ye! Mr. Graham Sudbury, j Editor BlythevHlc Courier News, Blytiicvllte. Ark. Dear i\lr. Sudbury: ANSWER: The earth passed through (lie lull ot Halley's comet in May, 1910 . . . and nothing happened. NEXT: Delayed lic.idfincs. 5. ff Iherc is less expenditure tor Ioo:l. there is more money for taxes and loans lo curry on the war. C. II aids in Ihc distribution of __ your American rel-j food, preventing one section from ativcs or British friends arc pretty having an abundance while an- hmigry ( d;<ys you have tui- oilicr think anning. There is ample foml If any of you generous Americans [ think some of your American rcl- I [ OUT OUR WAY China Reports War Refugees Top 20 Million CHUNKING (UP) —War rclu- M under cure ot national and ' t local relief organizations have (reached n Brand lolal of 20.7BO.OOU, • according lo an announcement uy Clinlrinan ffsti Slilh-yinu of Hie Kclicf Commission. In addition, Ihere arc- K>9,8;jf> 'xnr orphans bciut' taken cnn- 6t by 2-H) oi-|)haiinge.s wider charge of 11,'Kiamc CliiniiR Kai-slick's "waruhons" To assist in rehabilitating refugees. 'M.26S of them have been put lo woik in refugee handicraft. factories turning out cloth, paper, • chininviire. blankets and fertilizers.' The commission, according lo Hsu. is planning lo open, six more ol these. Thirty reclamation farms have also been opened for refugees in various provinces of China, glv- ! ing employment lo 70,151 men and women. ' in this i.sland lor everybody; moreover, there is reason lo believe the gov- eminent lias so increased its stores j lhat Ihe outlook is favorable for a considerable period, even it nol a. pound of :,lutf crime in by shops for a fair interval. That, the contrary view is prelly wi:lely held in the United States! is evident. My Kentucky relatives wrote asking what we wanted I hem to send us. A prominent busings ru;in I know recently got a big I'.'u-kayo from :i friend in I'hiladel- lihia. The parkitgfl contained boxes '•I s.irilinr.'i. .'Jabs of chocolate, lln- n<'d hum, Swiss cheese and peanut, liutter Of nil Ihe comments, Europe, ,.,.,., tins tin; lowest mean altitude Oiw- , lOMMj feet i and Antarctica has the hlfc'h-I >m ' ws STKliMiTII" other is short. H also helps provide food tomorrow instead ot next, week. 7. It cuts imports lo the bouc, Ihi.'s lessening (lie work of the navy in convoying food ships. In peace timp rood constitutes -15 pur cent of liritisli imports. esl loci). I WOULDN'T DO IT.' I'M SURE THATS WH<\T STARTED LORDS . AW LABORERS--TWO GUVS, OWE WITH A STIFF &ACK.THE OTHEKi WITH A BIG HEART- STIFF- BACK'S BEAR SKIM FALLS OFF, BIG HEART P'CK-f 17 UP FEK. HIM, STIFF BAG Id SET.,'HAM, 1 MEED THIS GUY.'"-- Tt-lEN STIFF BACKS BECAME VER.V POPULAR.--AKJ'--- 1 KNOW VOU SAS'E ClGARET COUPOMS BUT ARE TOO PROUD TO PICK 'EM UP OFF TH' STREET" SO TO KEEP FROM HURTIN' YOUR PRIDE, I'LL PCH By J. R. Williams OUK BOARDING HOUSE wilh Minor Hooplc ~~r— - : - — - . - _ .--.• -- , — , * * U> MOST OP YOUR ' •\ IMVEMTIOMS f\R6 , Y EG>AO,.\W 6OV, PSiCHOLOSV DID i V> ^^^SHT HfvJE 6 ADDLED FWMUNT 'S LNTPAMMELPD SPiRIV HW-RUMFH '£ ~ .ED ID lilS ' '- COLO FRIED E6G.S, H WlTU SOME DREADFUL PHOei! MJvJOR, BUT W& -N( BUT OUR SOEMTlFlC DEVICES -. SCROLL OM VOOR VJE5T FOR. LEWDER t DOWM OOTA TH 1 H TREE/ , O! / IT WfoS A N I LITTLE TRICK, j JUST LIKB fW UOOND 0;: \& _L' M ft WAS A PA.MOUS MICTORN Bluff Oily. Fullon county, 111., and was sent to Bridges by Dr. Don P. Dick.son. director of the Uickson Mound Museum al Lcwislon. III. Bridges said the jnr probably was made l)y a stone -scraping in- MrHiiictil, and skin patterns arc finer Iban (hose one would expea lo be lefl by a man's fingers. The pclicc officer expects to pliolo- grapli the prints to illnslrate his booh, "Fingers of Destiny," which traces the liistory of fmijerpriiils. Doilies? Certainly Not, They're Antimacassars CONCORD, N. n. iUP>—Librari- an Marion Holl doesn't think much of objections by the Hoard of Aldermen to biul^et request.-; for llic city's new $250,000 library. Board members recently -sought lo reduce the library's S20.450 budget on grounds Dial certain expenditures were nmvarra ;ted. One alderman, who questioned an SIS bill for "doilies." received tins answer from Miss Holt: "For one thing, it wasn't S18 we ' spent for doilies, bul 3H.IJS. "In the second place, it wasn't dailies we botujhf, but antimacassars. "And thirdly, the city Isn't paying for them al all. The money conies from our (rust funds." ham. butler and sugar, n mailer of fact Britain has rationing not out of s. hut on! of strength. The of rnliouing arc little unit h;is Us effects In so w.iys people scarcely tliint line are some: spieacis iocri evenly aliioti? | ivopln. avoiding flic food J •s U'hirli iverr so disli'CMlng ' time in ihe last world war ' ratinninii was pill, iulo cl- frct. 'i II has an Immense iwcho- :unl moral effect because It assures the less prosperous thai willi long purses c«n't hog the available food. 3. It helps cut down the amount of imported food, thereby saving foreign exchange and also shipping. 4, Govanmrnl- control ° E loocl supply and rationing helps in H«: control ot prices and Therefore in the coil of living. foodsiutis, itiitjoning thus becomes mi instimiiml of international policy. H might lit- a good thing, for example, to buy Rumanian wheat which would otherwise go by rail to Germany rather than buy wheat from overseas eouulrics. XOAII; IHKJS DO Al.l, ItlCIIT The Pekinese and a few other luxury doii.s. incidentally, arc gelling alum; ,1)) right on Die meal I ration—they'ic eating poultry. Poultry isn't rationed. These pel dogs—belonging to a lot of hand- painted Marie Aniioiicltcs still nmniiiB around uncaged—each gel once a day a mcnl of minced cooked chicken at four shillings per ] meal. You ran imasmc Jusl how j Ihc s'alf.s in the luxury hotels feel iifcoiit Hint. 1 Bf\>>, regards. MILTON imONNEIt. \ Coiuirr Nc',\s European Corrc- •'.rjoiictail. Connecticut first, raised tobacco between 1G40 and 1GGO. .4 nnouncemenls: Stone Age Fingerprints On Pottery Are Studied ALAMEDA, Cal. (UP) — B. C. Bridges, Alamcda police llnecr- prtnt expert, is studying prlnLs lie fslimates lo be nearly 10.000 years old. The prims, liridgcs mid, were left on a pottery Jar during the stone, age. The jav was found near The Courier News has been formally authorized to announce Ihc tallowing candidacies for office subject to the action of the Democratic primary in August. Mississippi Ciunity Jiitlgr ROf.AND GREEN CLAKENCE H, WtLSOM Sheriff anil Collector HALE: JACK.SON Counly. Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINES 'For Second Term) JACK FINLEy'ROBINSON County and I'rnlralc Clerk T. W. POTTER 'For .Second Tnrmi Circuit' Court Clerk HARVEY MORRIS (For Second Term) * * • Ucprcscnlatlvc 'For the scat now held by Woodrow Hutlon) J. LEE BEAHUEN l'\)r post now held by Pi'ank Williams PRANK WILLIAMS (Ftjr Second Term) (F'or post now held bv L. II Autry) L. H. AUTRY (For Second Term) FRANK D. UNDERWOOD • * • Assessor W. W. (BUDDY! WATSON tFor Second Term) i

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