The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 1, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 1, 1940
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-PAGE FOUH BLYTHEYILLE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHSV'LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative*: Arkansas ixilies, Inc., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Oklahoma City, Memplfls. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter »t (he post- office at BlyUicville. Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by tlic United Press SUBSCRimON RATES By carrier in tlie City of Blylhcvlllc, 15c per reek, or 65c per month. By mall, within a rndtus of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 15c for tliree months; by mall in postal rx>nes two to six Inclusive 1 , $6.50 per year; In zones seven and elclil, $10.00 per year, payable In ad\ r aiice. •Never Too Old Probably Uic most unusual dmicc establishments in (ho country arc the "Fncmlshit) Clubs" in Minnwipolis mul Milwaukee, conducted exclusively for !>co))le between 28 and 120. Jlustt'ssoK are 55 ami 05 years old, anil thu iluin'os are licjuorless and jillerlexs. "Wlii.sllo dances" are featured so (hat (lie old -folks can get ncqiwinlctl—the sort of .*:• thing- that used to be tailed, we hc- •' : - iieve, Uic "Paul Jones." here we are, all worried about and rug-culling l>y tl>o young folks, when it develops tliat the older folks retain their itch for, if not actually cutting nigs, at least mangling them. And Why not'.' With every statistic showing clearly that we're all living longer, we might as well arrange to have fiiti longer, too. Distinction Wiihonl Difference Probably this time of ours will stand out above all others for its hypocrisy. We like to invent little locutions to make the unpleasant taste more palatable. Thus in the war news yon can almost always interpret "a strategic retirement to previously prepared positions" as "a good licking." But the Germans, with their "protective custody" for internment or imprisonment, aiid"protcctivc occupation" for ;• invasion, bid fair, to carry oil the palm. A ..German, admiral, one Lutxow, lias rcaeliedHne' apexMn saying of thu iNalV yik nav';d''l;attie 'Dial "The enem.v did. ilol 'succeed in winning the fight against these destroyers and in destroying them." Lut/.ow explains that before any ,-. such misfortune could happen, the crews scuttled the ships. This is one of the finest examples we have ever seen of a distinction without a difference. Finland Rebuilds The courage that the Kimis showed in their short but disastrous war with Russia is being shown equally in their brave effort at reconstruction. Jf the United States had sull'ercd losses proportional to those of Kinlaml, 000,000 of our bad men would he dead, 2,000,000 wounded. There would be 20,000,000 homeless after having been driven from . live slates, and property losses of a billion and a half would have to be faced. Courageously, Finland is developing whole new sections of Helsinki, resettling her homeless, rebuilding the homes and factories bombed and shelled to ruin in the war, A world which admired Finland at war is likely to admire her eiiiirilly in peace. Byproduct The {trail housing- projects which now dot most of our large cities have produced many and obvious benefits. 1 JJut there is one which is less obvious. It cropped up the other day in Chicago, where some ;!50 families about to "graduate" from two housing projects because their incomes had risen above the maximum, began to form their own co-operative housing project. They had come (o like community living. "We've learned to live and work together, and we have become accustomed to facing problems together and helping one another in lime of stress," wrote one tenant. Thus a new and unexpected result comes from the housing drive of the thirties, not merely a change in manner of housing, but a change in the social habits and thinking of Die occupants themselves. P*>UuM*> ta «U» column * ntM~-|fih treat other B*w^»pen doc* not aettttuUj BKU •txtoneracnt but b tn ftcknowledcxMoi at M- tarat bi the iub}«ct« A Revealing Gesture To many Americans the most recent public action., of retiring Governor Earl K. Long ol Louisiana will provide a better Insight into Ills true clmrncicr and the dominating Influences In the decadent Long political machine than anything else the machine or the Longs, Huey or Earl, have done. Eurl has refused to do the traditional honors at the inauguration of the new Governor, Sam Houston Jones. His only excuse is that he thinks it best lor himself and Gov. Jones thai lie take no part. The American voting public is a tolerant mass, frequently loo tolerant 111 Ms demands upon those whom it elevates lo public office, too often negligent of its rights. The voters will swallow n great deal but poor sportsmanship is one of the few things they will not swallow. Gov. Long's refusal to do the sporting, gra- .. clous, proper tl)ihs-\lo go through with his Ira- : (iltlonal role In Ihb Inauguration—Is a filling swan song for n political dynasty seldom equalled in Ms assaults upon Hie basic principles ol |iop- ulnr government. —Joncsboro Tribune. • SO THEY SAY Tlic tendency is to shorten the hours of the workers on the farm rather than lo decrease (heir number.—Fowler McCortnluk, farm uuichin- . cry maker, to. the Monopoly Committee. » * * It is time lo return lo private life those who believe Hint this country Is economically senile, matured, and washed ui).—Raymond Molcy, iiiag- a/.inc wriler, lo the New York Bond Club. * t * Our Indian |}ioblem i.s not in preserving the Indian as Indian, nor in Indlani/.ing Mexico, but in Mexlcanizing the Indian.—President Cardenas of Mexico lo the Indian Congicss. * * t It is important fur us to be Intelligent about our economic needs in the domestic licld if we :\ve to have an intelligent foreign policy.—Dorothy Uctzer, !icaro worker. * « » Tyrants have come, have had their day, and then have gone—but religion has survived them all.—Governor Lehman of Nc\v York. WI3DNKSDAY, MAY 1, 19-10 "If we have llml cleaning woman twice n week, I'll have to go wiihoul manicures--unless you give up Those silly j'K'iu's." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IM PHILADELPHIA, AN X=XUTO-G5VRO CARRIES /^All_ BETWEEN! THE. AND THE usilloiCC.MC. T M. RtC.U.S.FAT orp PLVINJ<£> PISH CANNOT UNTIL- THE^/ -ARE '. ©ROWM, SINCE THE PEC TOR A l_ PINS ARE MOT UNTIL THEN. Here's What People Back Home Give Up When Army Gels A Tank Into (lie machines of Mars go tlic makings of euo» B h products lo slock any well-sized nil-purpose drugstore. An ultra-modern, French 70-tcm tank, for instance, contains enough metal lo make nil the peace- lime products pictured above inside the outline of one of these mammoth war engines. From (he 70 tons of metal in one French tank, as figured );y the American Society for Metals, there could be made enough razors (1,280,0(10). lo shave praclicully Die whole British army. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct icciul usage by suiswcrng the fol- owlng question.';, (hen checking against the aulhorilntivc amivcrs below: 1. Should a woman ever sign a business letter "Respectfully vows"? 2. Is there any definite rtili: auout the sequence of will in;; on the pages of folded letter paper? 3. May a letter be written i.. pencil? 4. May a hostess invile persons to whose home she has never been invited, to a bridge party? 5. is it necessary to .send an acceptance or regret whe,i you receive an invitation to leu'/ What would you do if — You are asked lo join a eluh which you do not care to (ni Refuse, but do so «rn .Baying how iiiea.srd you are Unit you wen- asked? ib) Simplv .say yo do not. earn to join? <cl Peel ti>erc is no way you c;i.- politely refuse? Answers 1. No. "Sincerely yoin'o." Or "Yours very truly." a. NCI. 3. Not unless olio is ill »nd »• riling in bed. V Yes. Someone has lo I'Nlenrl flic first invil'.ition. 5. No. ik-st "What Would You Do" so- lulio.•—iai. Dutch Firm Purchases Cook Art Collection Hie art linn of Nathan Katz, of Diercii, Holland it lias been revealed. Since Hie death of Sir Herbert. Cook, for many years chairman ol Cook, Son and Cu. l.ld,. inanuUic- uii crs, minors have been prevalent concerning disposal of his art possessions at Doughty House, Hich- iiiond. Among the various Vandyeks included iu HID collection is the original .sketch done for Ihc Ueiroyal of Christ in Ihc 1'rado at Madrid: (lie an ay of works by Rubens includes (he lirazfii Serpent, which used lo be ascribed lo Vnmtyd; when lie studied in the atelier 'ot Rubens. I-ONOON pictures in <UI'>—All the Cook the Dutch collection— Ihe most magnificent private collection in England—have been ac- (luiicd alter long To Vo liurcfuol Statesman nbolish practices UMI prevailing, the Pennsylvania slate legWature passed a resolution in ns-t, rending: "Hereafter no member shall come itito (lie chamber barefooted, nor cat his bread and negotiations by cheese on (he steps of Ihc Capilol " SERIAL STORY BET ON LOVE BY CHARLES B. FARMER COPYRIGHT. 1040. NEA SERVICE. INC. EAR-TH'S PRIME AAERIDlAM S ASSOCIATED WITH WHAT ANSWER: Greenwich, n borough of London, KiiRlnnd. Ihc Oroprnvk-h mcridijn. longiludcs /or the resl of the world ;ii computed. NEAT: America's,giant \voodpecker. British Women Pass Up ' Post in Trade Union LONDON (UP)—After a year's search fov a woman, wilh ambition to be a British trade union ofliciai, the executive committee of the Railway Clerk's' Association in Britain 1ms reported that Ihcy I ported, "The number of applicants was so small liiai we could not conscientiously appoint any of them." So W. Scon, general secretary of the association, will hnvc his salary raised by S5CO to make up for the lack ot a woman assistant. Cypress ,. kncc: , | failed lo find a Mutable wo- J [,,„„ ir roots, and these growths, ' ' j protruding through the swamps They were KIVCII permission toiwaters. are ihought lo assist Uic Oj) llic search alter they had re- trees in bieathiii" OUT;OUR WAY YOU GET OUT OP HERE , WA.RT--VOU GOT NO BUSINESS BEIN' WITHIN A MILE OF FRESH PA\NT f I KNOW IT _ 3UST GIVE ME A FIVE-MINUTE START DOWN THE ALLEV BEFORE YOU COMMENCE / /'. GENERAL SHOWER By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplc PLftNS TO CHRISTEN CRUISER FR.ICAV I? WIGHT, MAJOR "~ Me wit^s 1 YOU SOT EMOUSH POWER TO gUST ft BOTTLE OF peat ST<MSo 'avert HER 6EAK AM' STIU- BE ABLE TO C/»^WERE'LUB& ONE JU6,SO'S THH BOVS CrX'sJ BAPTISE INDEED, SsJbFFV, WFORM TlMTHKT I MPWE MORE TMAM AtOUTWIMS OisS NilC-HT I SHALL BE IMG A OAR.K JUMGL6 > MENTALLY, THAT is—Give MV ' HM.'GOOO OW FOR VKS'l'KHIIAYj l>i>|i|ii<r liny IM Ir'l :H I In- HUM ill his 1irM rili-i', l.ul Jlnilili-n vi,l,-s hi, ..... ,r,l i,, tirms 1,1,,, tbmiiKli »ln- Ill-Ill. 'I'll,.,, Ill a lin-:i l!|. Inking tlriM-, I'l-|1|u-r H'».r |r.-iA*(-.s f(,c Jc.-u)rrs. l,:ittlr-( Crtiy S(:ir In His lliiNh i mse mill lliixc. (.'rny S(nr »vfns: CHAPTER V OLD Sam shook his graying ^ head, moaned, "Land's sakes nlivc!" JoL'ltcy Madden took otic look at the numbers, slid to. the ground as Sam went lo the mount's head. Tugging at the saddle, the jockey called over his shoulder to Sherry nond, "You can't say 1 didn't give your horse a ride." T| c jerked, oil Ihc saddle — ran inlo the enclosure .intl weighed, threw his lack lo his fat valcl, and stalked of! lo Uic jockey room. Gray Stnr the 'winner, by half n nose; Pepper Boy a bang-up second — but n nose ;Jicad was as good as a mile ahend, Slicny recalled, and the world paid off onlv on winners. "Miss Bond?" A messenger was slanding in Iront ot her. "5'cs?" "Secretary's compliments, Miss Bond, and he says will yon nlcu.ic have Pepper Boy taken into the paddock." He spoke the words as nil order, not a request. "Taken inlo the paddock? For what?" "Secretary's compliments— for delivery to his now owner. He's hccn claimed." She hud lost (he race— now she was losing hc.r horse; n coll thai had shown superb class — that was worth Ihrcc or four times the claiming price: $2500. What a fool she liar! loecn to start him out of his class— lo run him with n group of cheap horses. She might have known sumo wily trainer votild claim him — why, ho was a standout—in (hat Rreat drive down (he stretch he Imd showed Derby quality— his first race at that! Vcs, she was a fool! Paul Wharlon had warned her— no! once, hut twice, not (o run him in a claimcr. Good old Paul! H --well, it ho weren't always beg- Ring her lo marry him— weren't gcld'ng so bossy, she might have listened. J'.iul w,is right. He w,is right about her marry- in? lijni, loo. Deep in her heart, .Sherry realized that ?rift was in Im-e willi Paul, had always been in love with him. Bui hr. had liecn so determined lo keep her out of racing. 4 it C ^lll 1 ' luiiicd, went into (lie pad- dork. ,S;n» was beiiw directed in, will, i|, c blanketed coll at the end (if a hallr-r-rein— n vnvy aej- faleci Sdin. Catching sight ot the girl iiuiici-, plaints; lie broke into com- "1 done tol 1 you so, Hiss Sherry —we done lost our baby colt— hit ain't fair!" Sherry shrugged her shoulders, slood by, helplessly. Then two men came from nowhere—walked to tlic colt's head. Each put out a hand toward tlic halter. "I claimed him," said the first man, a hard, pimply-faced and stubby fellow of middling years in a dusly brown suit and brown derby. A la!! husky in a wide-brimmed Stetson drawled: "Not so fast, stranger—wo Hot a claim in, loo." "Wait a minute, white folks," Sam protested, "you can't get this here horse till you give me an order the secretary. Anyway, which one of you white gen- clmcn done claim dc coll?" The man in (lie derby glared lip at tlio '(minor in (lie broad- brimmed iial. "A boy's bringing me the order—be here in a minute." "We'll sec," the tall one said, and luiiicd aside. "I'm gonna .start coolin' this here horse right now," Sam grumbled belligerently, and began walking Pepper Boy in a long circle. "Which one of yon ficls my horse'.'" Sherry wanted to know. Ihc mini in the Stetson spoke, •'is if lie hated (o say anything: ''Whichever one wins liio- roll, Miss li-.nd. Our owners arc in llin-p,^ lie nodded toward the sec- votary's oflicc, then explained, us if realizing that slic was new (o racinj:: "V\ he-it (\vo or more claim a nay, Ihcn Ilir claimers roll for High man with the tho . dice win.-, 4 ' "Oh, 1 KC. .Just— which stables —do you two—represent?" The man in the'derby answered first: "I'm foreman for the Bonnie I.ari Etnljlo: our trainer—h^'s in Ihcrr: ro'lin' now—generally he wins, 1,-j's ] u ,.|.-.y_.thi5 i s !,i s winmn' d;iv," Sherry imi.jncHvrly tiivnrrrl from him. The in the Stetson faced hpr. (hon looked away: ''I rn a trainer—bu'. my—my owner—ho decided to handle this himseJf." "Who i; your owner?" The IVUM, \viprd bis Itns with a liandknchiff, looked s'raighi a! tier brfoir- | lc ans wrre'.l: "Mr. Pan! VVhiirlon, ma'am." "Wut-lnil—lip 1 ., my—my—" stic caughl hcrsdf in time. She, was about to blurt out, "Paul Wiiar- lon's my fncnd—a man wlio ivan's to marry me!" For an in- slanl she was sjlrnl. Sho cuiilf) not hplicvn \vh;il she had hoard v . ,-.,., , „,,, , and flic did not v.'anl to. "Where's ton—he said grultly: "This Mr. XVItai'lun now?" .'..'.. to aik. "In the secretary's office, ma'am. For sonic reason," tlic trainer repeated, "Mr. Whaiton decided to handle this hiinscIC." "I sec. Thank you. I'll go there." "Yes, ma'am," V.MS all he said, as she walked off. * + * AS Sherry approached flic door•^ way lo (lie secretary's oflicc she heard a familiar voice ringing out—loud and clear; the voice, ot Uncle Willie Bond. She had forgotten all ahout him. She crossed tlio threshold. Hiinning along the end of Ilio little room was a counter, and behind the cuimter slood a tall and totally-bald man wiih brsc, Mack-rimmed glasses perched on the end of a long nose. He was pcrrinfi over the glasses at Ihrcc men who expostulated in front o! him. A {tangling, nnsliavcn mtm in Impressed clothes—to (he right of .Sherry; the su,ive and immaculate Paul Whaijon at the left; and between them 1hc massive figure of Willie Bond. All three bad llicir backs to her. Uncle Willie was pounding on Ihc counter with H ham-like fist: "I tell you I've a right to speak —I'm William linnd—businos.'i af,'ent for tlie l.ono Tree stable-— just back from Kuropc," "Hut we don't know yon," the hawklike secretary was ohjc-clinc.. "Your clerk (allied with me this inoniin^—when I scratched Pepper Hoy out of Uic handicap. And my credentials were mailed lo the Jockey Club last night." "And Mr. Bond is what he says :ic is, loo." The secretary glamrrl H|>, fhc three men Inriicd around—lo face Sherry Bond. * Her blue eyes blazmc:. Sherry iRnorcd Whaiton. stepped forward, .\poke only to Ihc official: "This is Mr. Bond—he i; my •'^cnf—I am Miss Bond—1 ^wi> tiie edit. Pepper !ioy. Dn 1 \\av-.. to ho identified, loo? You mi»:i(. send for--" "Oh, no. Miss Bond. And we're sorry, Colonel." Tiie secretary motioned fov a morel (n dive Ilio door—lo rx- rh:dc some loungers who Iried lo 'force tiicni. t iei''os in. lie look a leather dice Cii' down from a slielf, put (wo '.lice in it, said: "Here yo'.i arc-—you, Jamison —.1 comes before W. Holl—and hiah man gcis Ihc colt." "Maybe—maybe not." Willie. l!oml said distinctly; and to Hhcr- ly, who hacl slrppcrl lo his sjrle, —Hie oilier side from PSII] Whar- isil't tlic managed linishcd ycl—we've (jot a ;-ay," 1 <To Be Continued)

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