The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 4, 1940
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUHIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher J, QRAHAM BODBORY. Editor SAMUEL F, NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole N»tlonal Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dtllles, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Okl»hom» City, Memphis. Published, Every Afternoon Except. Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October J, 1917. Served by Lhe United Pr&ss ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of BlyUievllle, 15c per «•«*, or 65c per monlh. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, 11.50 for six months, 75o for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six Inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. First Unspanned Generation Today's'student.?, President Hufiis V. you Kleinsniid of the University of Southern California puts it, are (he on. ly unspankcd generation in the world. By this we suppose lie means llial their childhood cnme during the twenties, when the idea first began to lake root that children might develop bettor if allowed considerable freedom anil were hot subjected to » rigid discipline of hairbrush and razor-strop. President Klcinsmid believed they .. have "missed .something." No doubt about Unit. Hut wluit? It's too early to judge a generation still in school, spanked or unspanned. But the generation now running the world was thoroughly spanked in youth, and there seems doubt that an unspank- cd one will do any worse. Straw Blowing the Right Way First and most conspicuous of straws that show which way the business wind is blowing for 1940 is in a list of the first 250 corporations reporting for the first quarter. It shows that their average profit was 50 per cent greater than during the same period of 1939— their three-month profits wore ?272,201,000 as compared to $181,375,000 last year. Unfortunately this doesn't mean that business generally is that much better off—it doesn't mean that it's 50 per cent easier to eat or lind a job. It doesn't mean that small enterprises necessarily profited in proportion. But it certainly is encouraging to note that in spite of war mid political uncertainty many large enterprises can make more money than they did a year ago, when there was no war, and presidential politics were still far away. May the wind driving this political straw prove a • strong and steady one that will gain velocity throughout the year! Theory arid Practice A few years ago there spread widely over England, especially among young wen, a movement whose adherents took oath never to shoulder a gun in any war. So popular was this movement that many believed that any ISrilish attempt to raise an army would face serious difficulties. Maiiy did stand lirni on their convictions, and the conscientious objectors have had dignified and considerate hearings as they were called to service and stood on their principle's. I!nt in the latest call of 312,912 men of age 26, only 3838 listed themselves as conscientious objectors, sibont 1.23 per cent. Thus the force of circumstances has beaten down the conscientious principles of many, who rcalino now that only if German youth were in a position to take the same attitude could their principles set up an cITcctive barrier against war. Hitler's I'aillifttl Are Human Adolf Hitler, calmly pushing the buttons of state and industry hi his Bavarian mountain retreat, is beginning to discover the human element. He is learning that even pure Aryans and faithful Nazis can't run forever on unadulterated zeal. Production in German factories, geared to build up an invincible war machine, is beginning to lag, according to dispatches from the Hoich. On paper, the plan appeared sound. Rut what Hitler forgot to lake into consideration, evidently, was that even the most Naxi- Jied body couldn't hold up forever sound under a consistent diet of rationed food and under the continual speed and tension and I he longer hours imposed by the demand for war goods. 7200 Dead-Ami No War The United States is not in the war. Kul, in the first three months of this year it can count 7200 dead. They arc the victims of automobiles, and they arc just as dead ;is the men who lie silent, in the snows of Norway. II is ((iiite likely that llic Germans have lost no more lives in seizing: all southern Norway than the United Slates has sacrificed in only a little longer time to Iraflic. The toll is -(aQ more than last year, a 7 per cent increase, with the summer months of heavy vacation^ traffic yd to come. There seems no way out for Murope. Bui for. ourselves, it is to our shame to ronlcmbcr thai our toll is due .simply lo carelessness, thoughtlessness, and selfish indifference. • SO THEY SAY Hitler snys the entire German people is behind him. 1, for one, am prepared to lake him a( his word.—Alfred nulf Cooper, British politician. •t * t The transformation of men of good will into men of hale Is a major tragedy ol our limes.— Rabbi Lewis I. Newman, New York. * 4 * Surely In Ihi.s world of ours more people nrc killed by thoughtlessness than by bullets,—Rev. Dr. Joseph II. Birao, New York minister. f t » II ivonltl be possible for Ihc Western Hemisphere lo Ije absolutely self-sustaining, » significant Munition In these hectic times.—O. Uine- don While, professor of ecology, Western Rc- M'H'c University. t t * Anybody who wnnts to know the Irulh can find out thai the same individuals who arc promoting Ihe war in England and Frnnce are wip- porliiiB II In Germany.—Henry Ford. * * , * Hichelicu. Rasputin, da Vinci and I'oe leaned heavily on Ihe poise, and wisdom of ral.s—M»- vian Elicit, Concordia, Kan., ncw.spasirr woman, opposing a state war on loose cats, t * » Newspaper advertising is the backbone of busi- ness.—Arllmr U Scnite, General Electric «ilcs chief. SATURDAY,-MAV-'4,-1940 SIDE GLANCES COPB, IMP BY NEAscr.-ncr, INC. TT3; 5-4- "Whiil's that silly canary so clicerl'iij abonl? Didn't I just drop iwenly bucks on the Kentucky Derby?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson CHEMISTS, GROWING •SOLUTIOWS WITHOUT SOIL, COULD PRODU'CE EMOUOM POTATOES ROR THE EfMTIRE. UNITED STATES IN AN or= T. M. HEG. IX S. PAT. O OF RATAL- A.UTO ACCIDENTS OCCUR ON IN WHAT ARE STASES BETWEEN ANSWER: The larval and the pupal. NEXT: Will the curlli ever have rings like Saturn? Rise Of Lying Called Check On Telepathy CLEVELAND. O. (Ur>— The lie thwarted development of mental telepathy, ticllcvos Dr. ntim Pol- gnr. famous Budapest psychologist. I "In the primitive slate. I believe I men generally were able !n rom- i muv.lcatc by means of menial lel- | epathy. supplemented, perhaps, by la few crude sounds." lie said in a I lecture. j "With I he progress of milijai- , tion. souiul was devdoprd -.tnd II- nnlly became language. Then man SERIAL STORY BET ON LOVE •BYCHARLESB, FARMER- , ' NCA »HVICC. INC. WhHHoii knit fJulnird Jipr eolt, nbe could not kuve mileri-ii 1'eiiiHT II"j- In Ike I)erl». sfarrrr In furl- <>u», lirlleven 1'mil »u> trying (u lirllie htr.lrtti, murrjtnK him. llfil .Snldlfr eijuulju the truck record Ju • 4 c«»y victory. CHAPTER VIII TVOW the field was coming back to the finish line, for the jockeys lo dismount and weigh out, Red Soldier was last in — and Sherry saw Paul Wharlon push through the track gate, go out and meet his victorious colt on the center of the course. Hut he did not take Ihe shorlcsl line, a diagonal, to the finish line.. Instead, he turned his colt, walked straight to the fence, then turned again and walked down the fence toward (he wire. He was coming loward her—her bench was next to the rail—he was going lo pass In less lhan n yard o£ her. His eyes were searching the crowd on the rail—now he saw her. A big and arrogant grin spread over his face. Now he was passing her—was looking up —and though (ho hand was playing a triumphant march, she heard his words, "Not bad, eh? See you in Louisville." He passed on—and a moment later flowers were circling Red Soldier's neck, and cameras were clicking. "Did you hear what he said to inc.?" Sherry demanded. Uncle Willie smiled benignly: "Let Ihe lad boast a bit. He won—I'm devoutly glad to say." He finished in a tone so low that Sherry missed Ihc lasl words. "He cheap can have braggart!" decency—the she flared. "Calling to me as. if—as if I were a rail-bird!" She look his arm. "Let's gel out of this crowd." When (hey pushed back toward (he clubhouse she slopped him— though he seemed unusually eager to leave her. "Listen to me minule, Willie Bond," she said sh'arply. "We're going to pack \ip instantly—leave for the Downs Understand? We can't get there quick enough!" "Why, er—yes. But there's the lilllc lion. —1 mean track bills? Sherry frowned. She owed $4 to the blacksmith; at least $10 to the veterinarian; more than— She of—er—transporla- First, do wo owe any bills unshaven man walked up to her. An oily smile creasing the furrows of his face, he spoke without even touching his greasy hat- brim—spoke fast: "Mighty glad to see you come In the money that first race, Miss Bond. Knowed you'd be lookin' tor me. You g«t $180 rurihing second. I'd appreciate the favor of my $62 on (hat feed bill. I was mighty glad to accommodate. Some of these here owners—" "Seems you wish money at once, my man. Am I right?" !WUUc Bond demanded. The feed man shifted his weight. "I just want pay—" "Certainly. You will get pay- in cash. Come with me," And to Sherry, "I'll handle it, my dear. And will pay our groom, too." * * * TTOW much money was she going to have after everyone was paid? Standing there on the lawn, Sherry made rapid figures on her program. Twice she totaled Ihe figures; the result was' astounding. Why, she would have only $16 left out ot that $180. It had been a long and hard winter—for her. And she had to transport Pepper Boy from Long island to Louisville, Ky.| had to transport her groom, her uncle, herself. Had to ship her tack. Would have to buy feed the moment they were stabled at the Downs. There would be other expenses—and $500 more lo enter (he Derby! If Pepper Boy hadn't been left at the post; if his nose had only been six inches further lo the front, at the finish—hut il wasn't and lie ran second. She glanced at her wrist watch. No use staying here—she had no interest in the other races. She'd go home—cotild catch a train in 20 minutes. She slarted for the gate. Lanky Shep Grant stopped her. "Oh, say! Gol lime for a drink, Sherry? We can rim into the clubhouse." "You know I never touch the stuft, Shep." : 'Suie i do, but I wanted a chance to talk." He slipped arm through hers. "Look here, Sherry — let's sit down a minute. "Sherry, honey, I'd — " "Wait, Shep. Is this anolliei proposal?" He reddened, grinned again. "It sure is — it there's any chance you'll lake mo. I'm going to steady down — quit drinking— make some money — buy me a breeding farm.' "Sorry, Shep — " She started to rise, but he stopped her. "Wait! Wanted to say; Sherry IV had some swell Kick lately At bridge. Now if you need si> or seven hundred — to get to Louis- •ille—get ready for the Derby— Pepper Boy IS good, Sherry—" "Please!" She was on her feet. 'That's very sweet of you—" •"No strings to it. You don't lave to marry me, you know," he old her, smiling. "You're swell, Sherry—" "And so are you, lad," she said softly, touching his hand as he itood up. "You're a peach, but I lave all the money in the world —at least enough to pay bills— I'll see you id Churchill Downs, Shep." She felt the tears welling up in her eyes, so she lashed him a smile and moved swiftly away Coward the gale. * '• • E sun had dropped behind housetops when Sherry Bond reached 'home and faced the f ear of a modern Noah's Ark, parked in front of her apartment houre. Drawn to the curb was an enormous, open touring car—a seven- scater, vintage of the late 'twenties; It was jammed with household goods. A rusty locker-trunk was securely lashed to the rear. Who was responsible for this monstrosity? Somebody was sitling behind the wheel. Deliberately, Sherry walked to the front ot the car— stopped, looked at the driver: a horse-faced girl in her early thirties—perhaps—dressed in green tweed with a brown beret pulled back demurely from shiny, walnut-colored hair parted in the middle. A mass of freckles flecked tho features—the homeliest face and the most interesting that Sherry had seen since Christmas. Sherry drew back from starinp, murmured, "I beg your pardon," and was starting into the house, when the stranger stopped her. Leaning over the side of the door, the woman asked in breezy, clipped accents of the mid-west: "Can you tell me where—well! IE 1 it isn't—it is Cousin Sheridan Bond!" The car door flew open. An angular girl, whose bones stuck out like those of a half-starved race horse, leaped to IhS pavement, a joyous smile lighting her face. Phrases cascaded from her lips: "Cousin Sheridan, I am Theodosia Duncan Bond. I recognize you from your pictures — but you're much prettier, much younger looking." "I've just, driven in from Wyoming—brought my duds with me. I read about your thrilling aparl- mcnl—I got the street number out of the phone book." She paused. "You—you arc Cousin Sheridan, aren't you?" "I am," answered Cousin Sheridan Bond, m n_ still and small voice. '" "' '• •••• (To Be Continued) HOW to EAT to BEAT the HEAT Don't, Overlook Color When You're Buying Food Supplies discovered Ihc possibility ot lyin; of sayirc; the oppo.silc of what lie thought." Dr. f'olgar snld that with the development of the skill lo lie, man s mental life .spill in two directions —the subconscious, which was luc truth, and Ihe conscious, which was what man wanted to believe and make others believe. The Budapest psychologist him self demoi'.ilratcs telepathy. "We all hnvr some poer of telepathy, 1 ' he said. "Women Iv.uej what, they call intuition and men i Ihcir Inmclics.'' [ Read Ccurtcr News want ads. OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hooplc MOsv LISTEN, I \ DIDN'T DO THAT \ AN' YOU KNOW IT.' SOME KIDS CHO / IT LAST NIGHT, SO WHY GIVE ME THE 1MDIAK) INSULTS 1M •SIGN LAMGWIP6E? YOU DIDN'T PUT IT UP, BLTT 'iOU ClDNV T TX3WM.' I DOM'T DIRTY BUT I HAVE 7O WASH THEM--: TOM'T RUMPLE. BED OP, BUT J TO MAKE IT-- MOW •XBOUT EOMC-) A LrtTLE. FOR. S"C. ; ABOVE? HE'S GOME ftSAW — EVER?/STITCH OP BEOCLOrMGS i^. NO'M, M<S' HOOPLE.' ^- WHErt T WAS COT WEST, T SEED IMJUMS JUKniM' 'ROUN', WRAPPED UP IM BUCKETS SO ONLY THEY FEATHAUS .-.^- UIVCUIM, DO YOU KMOW ^^-^n 'iTiCKOUT.BUrr 'UlSTAH MAJOR NEVER {fWVUlMS ABOOT TJ!£ MAJOR'S )'•,-( CONFESS To ME ME GOiM' TO TURN •CT ? IS HE I ( TAKING A FRE.SH AIR CORE ) SOME PARK ? By AM Civ II. SMITH N.ittilionist, Clovclanil Health Council How colorful is your diet? Thai's a question you'd better look into the nest time yon order your groceries. There's food value in color. Science h a s not come lo Uic point where il tliinks the color ol a cabbage lias anything lo do with whether you are blond or brunel, but science is sure il ha.s a lol lo do wilh your complexion. • your teeth, your' muscles and the Ulster of your hair Alice II. Smith 'Hie colorful did is the diet contributing mosl lo ni'iicrtil soud health and bodybuilding. It includes these foods: I. Green, leafy vegetables such MS kale, green cabbage, Ictfucc. chard. mustard and dandelion }. r rcrns, spinach. Their chief con- Iribution is iron a;:d vitamin A. along will) iron, vilamin A and vitamin D. 5. Whole grain cereals and breads. These arc good sources of Unamin (vitamin Bl>, iron and phosphorus. 6. Cheese and milk. They supply the best quality protein as well o.s calcium, phosphorus, vitamins A, U and riboflavin. 7. Wheat, including the organs. These arc also a rich source ot iron, phosphorus, Ihiamiu and nicotinic acid. Because these foods contribute mast lo forming aiicl maintaining hcnlihy bodies, llicy are called "protective." in addition to the eonslHucuts mentioned here, they contain smaller amounts of oilier vitamins and minerals as well as supplying calorics. Finally. « colorful diet slijiWr lates Hie appelile. Without, an appetite no diei docs its bcsl work. Grocery Bill Settled After Two Decades- SEATTLE. Wash. CUP) — When Paul Rlngsclh closed his general .store In the 'Central Alaska mining town of Livengood 22 years ago, he marked off as "total loss" nearly 525,000 in unpaid' bills. But, he reckoned without Tony Zubcr, a minor, who, with a partner, had (i joint debt of 5600 on Ringseth's' thick ledger. After years of endeavor. Zubcr tinally tracked down his benefactor who now operates a Seattle, grocery. "Zubcr called me up and said he wanted lo pay his share of the joint, bill," Ringscth disclascd. "He gave me $320 and I gave him' a 'paid in full' rercipt. It was as simple as all that.'' Uix. (UP)—Because Arizona is the only pest-free citrus raising dislrict in Ihe country,' the state department, o[ agriculture is becoming increasingly vigilant inspecting incoming fruits ."y vegetables at, border checking stations. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyd« Lewis Il's Inic—the color of food you cat can oflen afTccl Ihc liwtcr of your hair. 'i. Yniow vcSf.Utycs and frllits siii'li as nnrols. squash, sweet po- talors, apiicols and readies. loo arc splendid sources of vitamin A. .1. Tomatoes (canned and fvcsb> and dims fniil.s Midi as orai^es, lemons, eriipclriill. and limes. This laoup is especially valuable, as n dependable MJUIVO 01 vilamin C. I. K?gs. They contribute a gooii quality prolciu imuscle builder) "Would yon piil Ibis in a sufc place for nir on Ihc (>!anr,. • • in wise w; liavc a cruckiip?" ^ •

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