The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1940 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 24, 1940
Page 2
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE .-(AKK;) COURIER NEWS .. Music Lovers Hail 'Ballad For Americans' Long Awaited rr CaruthersviUe Society—Personal Monday Night Rook Club Mis. G. O. Leird was the guest of (lie Monday Night Rook Club when It met tills week with Mrs, W. JI. Ijitlmer as hostess. Miss Doris Shore won soap for low score priv.e and Miss Minnie McGIII re- Iccivcd bnlh powder for high club 1 )>r1zc. Mrs. Leird was awarded candy , for guest prize. The hostess served j a salad course at the close of the i evening. * * • Lucky Nine Metis Mrs. Lloyd Raisers entertainer 1 member)) of the Lucky Nine Club at Ilia Top Hat Cafe Monday evening. High score prize, a cork waste basket, was won by Mrs. Ralph Ooodln. Miss Elizabeth Feilds bridgoed nnd won a cord covered clyarctlu box. A salad course was served after the games. « V » Jolly Nine Meets- Members of the Jolly Nine Club met Monday nl°ht at the home of Miss Swan Naylor with Mrs Rose fiothenhcbev ot St. Louis as club, guest. Mrs. Mnild Green won high score prize nnd Mrs. Sam Orpcl won sec- ond high. Both prizes were hosiery, Tlie hostess served strawberry IUB cream and nngcifood cake. » •• * Mrs. W. O. Long of Kansas City, Mo., arrived in Corutlicrsvllle Monday for H' • week's visit with' her brother, Casey Kllgore. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cook of Walnut Ridge, Ark., loft Monday after a weekend visit with their- son, Jack Langdon. and Mrs. Langdon! Mr. and Mrs. Perry Butler have moved Into an apartment at the H. O. Sharp residence at aog Ward avenue. Miss Gnll Norment, who has been confined to her home for the past week by illiiejs, Is reported to lie much Improved, Miss Kay Miller returned to C'a- ruthersvlllc Monday morning after visiting at her home In Columbia Mo. Mrs. Pauline Haydeii and Mrs. Dill Haydcn left Monday for a visit of several days In Memphis. . Miss Harriett Jnduu of New Madrid, visited hero Tuesday with Miss Mary Jane C'rysler. Mrs. W. M. Crysler and dxiigh- ter, Miss Mary June, arid Mr.s. Crews Hcynolds awl daughter, Miss Jane Crews, will leave Friday morn- Ing for St, Louis where they will attend (he horse show at the Arena. Mrs. Lee Malln and son, Maurice, drove to Maiden Monday evening. The Rev. and Mrs. W. L. Meyer left Monday morning for Atlautl- CHy where they will attend a. WEDNESDAY/APRIL 24,-'1940 era! convention of Methodist Churches. They expect to be gone aliout three weeks, Mrs. O.. O. Hendrlx of Warden was a business visitor In Caruth- ersvllle Monday. W. T. Yarhro of stcelc spent Monday here. Mrs. KOS.S Llles of Unytl was a Curulhcrsvllle visitor Monday. Wendell Mayes, employed at Cape I Glrardcau, visited in CaruthersviUe | lor a short time Monday afternoon, | Sum I'arks Has put Class PPTrsilUROH (UP) — Student: and faculty "duffers" at the Unl-' vuslty of Pittsburgh lire loarnins JioH' !o "break 100" In s golf school just begun. Two lessons a, week arc supervised by "Prof," Sam Pin-to, Jr., former National Oiien . golf champion. FEMALE WEAKNESS TJwurandi ca\m irrltaMr IWVP-*. dlsirc*« ami "itri^ularUica" due lo female functional causes i»V taking FinltLaia's Co/npouno. Try HI LydiaE-PiflkhamV'™ I COMPOUND SPECIAL! 1/3 More for the same money Johnson's Wax anil Glo-Cuat SHOUSE-HENRY HARDWARE CO. Phone 35 Bail Robinson, al pkino, am] John Lalouche. BY TOM WOLF NEW YORK, April- U.—Early lust, November the Negro baritone 1'aul Robeson, assisted by a mixed chorus, sang on a nation-wide radio program an unheralded, 11- minute, "modern cantata." Before the last overtones had died away, music-conscious Americans every- wliere believed they liad heard at last the .long-awaited great American epic in the "BiHlad for Americans." IU collaborators' combined ages toial exactly 50. According to their notations on the original manuscript, it was to be "a modern can- tnlR. based on four high spots in American history: the P.syshiiten, tne growth of the Union, the Civil •War, and the machine age." The soloist is an epic figure who embodies the hopes, the fears, and the spirit of all the people. In each of the four eras the ballad covers he reaffirms, half spoken, half sung, his belief In America. In a stirring final passage, the soloist, whose, identity has not become eiitirely clear, though we know he embodies every race, rc- ligion.'Vand trade, expresses his conviction that liberty will continue .to be the keystone of American Democracy: \. . , x "Oiir^-ma'rcHfng-: so'nfV*wili'- "come' again. Simple us a hit tune, deep as our valleys, High as our mountains, strong as the people who made it; For r 1mvc always believe! it nnd I believe It now. And you know who I am. CHORUS: Who are you? SOLO: America!" Largely for his "Ballad for Americans" score, tall, sandy-haired, 27-year-old Earl Robinson Is the winner of the 19-10 Guggenheim music award. With the grrmt he hopes lo write a full-length ballad- operettn, based on Carl Sandburg's "The People, Yes." Bom of a musical family in Seattle, Wash., Robinson, after graduating from the University 01 Washington, came to New York to study and write the American bnllnd. He wrote two moderately-successful pieces — "Abe Lincoln," sung in "llcllzapoppin," and the labor balliid "John Henry" —boforo joining the Federal Theater Project in 1D38. There he met. short, brilliant, dawllng John La louche, 23-year- old Virginian with an urge to Wiite n poem expressing-'hi. 1 ; tils- gust nt the. growth of intolerance .tn : ,Arnej'ica. '(hey. decided to col- - • BRUCE CATION IN WASHINGTON BJ nntraE CATION Coutter News Y.'aaMnglon Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 24.—If til? Japanese have at least eight battleships under construction—which is accepted as pretty straight here- then tlieir navy would actually be ahead of the American, in capital- sliip strength. The Japiijesc are supposed to have four battleships almost, ready . to be launched and four more pretty we!) along. Considering difficulties of operating a fleet away from its bases, that would mean heavy superiority [or Japan in the western Pacific. Getting accurate dope o;i Japanese naval building is just about the hardest job the u. S. Navy lia.5. In all other countries, it's almost impossible to maintain real secrecy about the broad outlines of a naval program; sooner or later, spies caTi Jind out what's going on. But *in Japan it's different. A U S. intelligence agent may pass liim- •self off as a German i-.i Germany or as a Hussion in Russia—but how- is He going io in.a as a Jiinancsc 111 Japan? Thai means our iutelliscncc service has to rely mostly on information it can buy trom Japanese individuals—and it. never can be deal! sure It isn't buying s tnft puvposr-iv Wanted by the Japanese government. CONGKKSS SKEPTICAL ATKWT WAR SCARES Which perhaps is one rea.yjn win- Congress tart geltinj into a IV.hcr over these reports. A more important reason k that a lot of co . They did stop the war talk. Tin curve on the fever chart look an abrupt dip. Now it has gone 'way up again. It started tn mid-winter, when it began lo be realized that the allies weren't winning and that the Welles peace effort was no dice. The Norwegian news put it np almost lo last-September levels. So once again we hear this "when we get in" talk, and once again there is a lot of talk about six mouths. Luckily, though. Congress is doing a pretty fair job of keci>lii» cool and refusing to get scared. With Newspaper 03 Years BOSTON (UP)—Bill Thomas,Rl, foreman of the Boston Traveler composing room, is in Ills C3rc year with the newspaper. Asked ho\v to keep n job so long, Thomas smiled, "Don't try to kill yourself when the toss is looking and the loa( when he isn't. Just go right along smoothly." First introduced in England during 1799 as a temporary measure, income taxes were not regarded as n permanent source of income un til 1812. 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It would be interesting if could make a chart ol the xips donns In the v:ar tempcratut Washington. Last September, when the began, that temperature was up. .Almost everybody down litlu seemed to take it lor Rram«i that America would be itv the war before 'long; six, months was the commonest estimate. Practically air the talk »as about "when" we would get in, not "if." Then, came - the special session of Congress called to. revise (he neutrality, law. ,T!>e RdmlnlstraUo" got Its Is* revised. l>ul It also sot a cold compress applied to its fever- &lvlcken bro». The rctunilng solons came to the capital with one firm conviction: that the folks back home didn't v,ant any war. WAR FEVER ON WA't UP , . In a wnsc, (he, isollittor.lsfs rcnlly won thfe special session fight, even thoiioh 'thev were rmrl'v ontvoMrl. Bring Home The Loveliness- Of .This Period With A Beautiful BROABLOOM RUG T - Jius is clclinitely a year for thc livable gra- ciousncsi of charming iSth Century furnishings. 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