The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 9, 1940 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
May 9, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Publication:
Location:
Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, May 9, 1940
Page:
Page 10
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 10 article text (OCR)

PAGE 'TEN •THE BLYf HEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. • -' H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBORV, Editor SAMUEL P. NORH1B, Advertising Manager -Sole National Advertising Kepresentallves: Arkansas 'Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Oklahoma City,.Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as, second class matter at (tie post- office at BIy(hevllte, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October S, 1917. Served-by Uic United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES . By carrier Ui the Cily of BiyUicvllle, ISc per week, or 6Ec per monlh. By maijY within n radius of SO miles, $3.00 i:i ; r year, 51.50 for six months. 75c for llivee months; by mail In postal zones two to six Inclusive, 5G.50 per year; In zones seven ami eight, $10,00 per year, payable in advance. Hiding Behind Gancrnlilies There 5s a great dubatc goiiii,' on in the country today—Isolation v.s. Internationalism. The more highly intellectual ;; writ<?" is, the more emphatically he tfoc-s lo bat for one side'or another. And yet this is largely shadow-boxing 1 . For this rousini; debate 1 , with its two glittering generalities of "Isolation" and, "Internationalism" lias a great deal of unreality about it. There is no such thing as "isolationism,".pure and simple; (here is no such thing as "internationalism," complete and 100 per cent. There are' only combinations of the two, Ipaiiiug first one way, then another. There are only practical..courses-of iiclion t to be chosen in specific circumstances. No one can .seriously maintain, for instance, that the present posilion of the United Stales in the world is either ' completely "isolationist" or "internationalist." It is true that the people have dearly indicated their fervent desire that the United Slates shall unt ,' become a full-fledged belligerent in Ilia ' war MOW racking Europe. Kuf that does not imply that it is . "isolationist." We take full part in Tan American affairs, joining with the other 20 American republics'in the effort . to regulate our common interests by ; peaceful and voluntary co-operation. Is • this isolation? 'Every conceivable facility which can properly be .extendedi^to ; 'lhe British '•' and'French govenim'cnls'has 'becinfree- . Jy given them. Every opportunity to apply American pressure to prevent extension of the war lias been seized. Is this isolation? ' Yet the United States, over since it rejected the League of "Nations after the World War, has never ceased to make it clear (hat it would not take an equal part with European-nations in regulating European affairs. Discussion .seeking that the United State.-, declare whole-hog for "isolation" • or "internationalism"'is pointless. We shall, as a matter of fact, declare for neither. We shall continue to do from day to day what seems best to be done iu.lhc fucc.of the .lay's developments : ai)d their effect .on our prosenl, their probable effect on our future. Convention Tuna Convention season is nltoiil !o begin. Conventions are one of the insliUi- tions that mark American |jfi> O tl from . life in almost any other cniinlry. J-Ya- ternal, conimerci:il. polilical, religions. •social, business and cultural mstitutimis •OUT~OUinVAY BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIEB NEWS center around their annual .conventions. It's a good custom. It forms an annual check and audit for the organizations. It creates new friendships and associations, gets the country acquainted with itself, lessens sectionalism. And it is a big industry in itself, helping lo spread money around. The average convention guest stays •1.2.'-! days in the host city. He spends ? 1-1.71) a day, according to the International Association uf Convention Bu- rwiiw. And ho has- a whale of a good time, according lo our own-observation. •THURSDAY, MAY-9,'19.40 of Publication to tfcfc column «( rtK"rtr,te tnm other newspaper* <*** not nec«MttUy mem endowment but U ui uloiowlcdgiuot * Interest In the uibjeclB discuaed. •What Do You Think? Mosi everyone who oURlit- to know stems to be of the opinion that the'United Stales Is U>- tnlly iinprcpnrixl to defend itself against Invasion, or provide protection so often .pl«l«td lo the Smith American countries. It M'uns thai many of our new slilps. such us cruisers and destroyers, me not properly balanced, mill have lo be loaded clown with cement or icr.ip iron lo remain in an upright position. And then (here is tlie army, not much bigger than Switzerland's and perhaps nol iis well equipped. Another Informant says this nation lias only antiquated nnli-airciaft guns capable of reaching only 18,000 feel In the nlr. They ought to be effective at 30,000 feet, we lire told. And the rllles used by the army :ire nol much more effective thun BH guns. And fu it goes. All o. r this seems rather frightening ivitli the Ociin.'in Army on tlie march, and the allies displaying a pitiful resistance to the wcll-or- ganteed niul cflicicnt Nazi war machine. Who knows but what Hitler's nexl objective . . . after lie takes over London aiul Paris will be Mexico -or Cauiula. In fact who knows tluu he will take over London iinrt Paris for that matter? l!ul come what may, t'inc DIuII mid a lurge povllon of the slate of Arkansas is secure mid safe, especially If Hitler strikes in the winter. There is absolutely no chance for Hitler IB reach Hue Uluil unless he comes throng)) New Orleans, or by way of Uttlc Hock. Hc'il never get here by way ol Rison, for instance. Nol in ihe winter. NoL with his modern methods of transportation, Even if he could negotiate this horrible stretch ;of hitshway, llicrc is usually not a bvidt;c passable in winter. Perhaps il mialil be fortunate after all that wintertime is selected lo repair bridges. Even if he succeeded in Getting through he'd probably have to delour around by Sophie's place and no one lias ever been heard from since who tried this stretch in the winter. If we should try to wish something awful on- Miller WR could think of nothing meatier than have him ride over Ihe Sheridan pike after n "slight dew." 'lliat would bust his dream of a world conquest as well as a few other lliinss. In fact. Pine Hliiff would only have to defend two highways. And if Hitler doesn't hurry up', we won'l'have lo defend these. Log trucks will sooner or later fix these so Hitler could not travel them unless by horse and'buggy. It is consoling indeed, that the Germans couldn't «ct to I'inc Illuir In tlie winter, time. And of couitc tlicy wouldn't want lo in the summer Inx-imsi: of the dust. So we say 1-t him | ry j,. u , t 1,1,,, (ry i,,.i,, sll , g in his army from RUoji on u blrak ivintiT.dav.' Or Sheridan. 'Hie experience would certainly sfrvc him ritlit. After so long n time I am l.>ci:miiin g to nu- <lml:iiKl n-liy the iKition's highways arc consicl- <v«t an important factor m UK- nation's defense plans. It might, be true that the United 'states army couldn't travel over many of-the nation's liiali- way.s. but nt'ilhrr could llu- enemy. Ami ilul'N .>.omulliii><;. —Walter I). som-lls. Jr.. in Pini- Blutt ComiiH-rcial. SIDE GLANCES "•.I'm (iikiiiK Ihcse.IqUcrs home lo show my wife, Miss U(jlesby—alter she met-you yesterday she hcl me ;i hat .you.couldn't spell." THIS CURIOUS WORLD <By William Ferguson FEW CENTURIES OF N CONSIDERED IS ABOUT /OO THAN THE PIMEST PEL ASIC IS OME THAT PfiEYS ON OTHZte. &RDS t-fVES OA/ THe OCeAN ANSWER: Onc-tluil lives on and about the ocean, such as Uic gulls ;iiid Icrns. KKXT: Why il» willow sccils have to f;ill on \vcl ground (o grow? •• HOW to EAT to BEAT the HEAT Buy Right if You Waul the Budgcl To Keep Up.With Your Stomach SERIAL STORY BET ON LOVE BY CHARLES B. FARMER HCA •CKVICK. IMC. CHAPTER XH 'THVO days later, when the Lone •"• Tree Stable with its one horse rolled through the arched gale- way oC Churchill Downs, a crowd of reporters and photographers was on hand to greet Sherry. , "Safe trip, Miss Bond? '-rile colt okay?" They crowded around her car, asking question after question "We've been waiting for you; You're the only .girl to have an entry in the Derby this year. Who will, ride— ?" "Please!" Sherry: ' begged"-' as they directed her to'the "stabler- signed to her. "Pepper:Boy must be unloaded. Let's get him into ))is stall, first." Next day Sherry saw tierself and Pepper Boy slaving out from Ihe front pages, as she ate breakfast in the furnished cottage she had rented for the Derby season! When she went to the stable, Sam was'rubbing down the coll. "He be in fine shape,'Miss Sherry," he said. "An' Miss Sherry, sec that liltle black boy"—lie nodded to a youngster standing near— "that be Elijah Jones. 1 knowed his pappy. I done got him for our exercise boy, and he's gonna lake Pepper Boy.out on the track 'now—get the kinks out of his legs." Sherry 1 beckoned lo tlte boy. "Elijah, Ihink you can hold this colt. He's rarin' to go." "Yes, ma'am, 1 sho' can." For a mile, Elijah held him. Then they went into a light jog, imder' tight rein. Two furlongs went like a breeze. Elijah came hack, grinning all over. "You got a Derby colt here, Miss Sherry," he exulted. * * * CAM was cooling Popper Boy out when Willie Bond and Ted drove up. They had been over to the secretary's office, getting entry siieets, and had seen Pepper Boy's workout. "My word!" Willie Bond,exclaimed admiringly, "The colt's in fine fettle. Now, Sherry," he-turned to the .girl, opened a condition book: "Here's xhe very race for Pepper Boy—conditions perfect for him—be a grand workout -foi- the Derby—and we'll pick up $700 or $800. Read it— the race is day after tomorrow." Sherry read the conditions: "Purse, 5800. For three-year olds which-have started not mor. than twice since January, and which have not-won. 120 pounds One mile and 70 yards." said quickly. "We're starling him Friday, Madden. You handle! him smartly, bring him in first, and— well, the'..Derby will be run Saturday week." "Ijgetcha! -Got to go and check in—see you later. And I'll work him out tomorrow—jusl to see if he's ; got his speed." "There's the'toy to ride him in Ihe Derby," Willie Bond was exulting, when another figure came around the near end of the stable: a lanky figure in scuffed riding boots, faded breeches, a torn sweater, .and an oul-of-shap'e felt hat which sat back jauntily-upon Then she looked up at Willie | riding on the flat—and you'll se» Ond: "Think h» far, An a mill* I'm tfnnrt Thnt'c nil" Bond: "Think he can do a mile so soon?" "He better—-the Derby at a mile and a quarter will be only eight days off. It's an idea! workout for the big race, edge." She nodded. Colt's getting on 'Then enter him lorn<jrrow. And you'd better)look up a jockey—" "Look behind you!" Willie Bond interrupted! "Here's Madden!" , "Thought I better come down," the jockey said as Sherry turned, "and handle the coll in a prep race." He spoke as if iI were a settled fact he was to ride Pepper Boy (n the Derby. "The very boy!" Willie -Bond his fair head. "Shop Grant! Sherry greeted him joyously, "So you did get here all right! 1 The gentleman rider grinned broadly. "I'm on my chucked the Bonnie Lad Stable," he added quickly. "I'm going to buy a colt—a good one. I want to (rain and ride my own horses. Then I'll buy a breeding farm— but look here, Sherry—you going to stall-Pepper Boy in that Derby prep race Friday?" Her face sobered. "I want to ride him. 1 "Sorry," Willie Bond put in quickly, before Sherry could speak. "So sorry—we've just engaged Madden. "Oh, I see," Grant looked from Willie Bond lo Sherry. He spoke hesitantly. "The Derby's run next week, Sherry—I'm Ihe man to ride Pepper Boy then.' "That's lovely of you, Shep. But you—you're a steeplechase rider—the greatest in America, and Pepper Boy runs on Ihe flat." "And -I'm not so hot on the flat?"'he flared. "Well, I'll show you." He started off. "Shep, .please!" she called, as Uncle Willie Bond retreated to a safe distance. Grant stopped. She saicl: Shep. '[ didn't like that threat What, did you mean?" "No threat, 'Sherry. 1 merely offered my services, and you ditin'l want them. But you will see'me I'm good. That's all." * - * * wllEKKY discovered that she was • to s«o him riding, on the flat- almost instantly, for : when the entries for Ihe prep race were posted Thursday, «he .read this first line: No. Horse .Jockey I Monitor .Mr. Grant The names of eight other entries followed,.and (hen the tenth line: 10 'Pepper Boy Madden Shep Grant was riding against her Pepper Boy! His mount had drawn the best position—number one, against .the rail. She had drawn the worst, the extreme outside. And this :Monitor, she quickly learned, had been bought the day before by Shep Grant. The colt was a three-year-old shipped in from the West Coast— and it was -nominated for Die Derby. "Find out how good this Monitor is," she told Willie Bond.-And he reported back, with many a head-shake: "This bay, Moniior—lie's a threat. Then there's a little brown fellow, Castanets—also nominated for the Derby. There are two good horses, and seven average horses,-to beat tomorrow." "I see," said Sherry, savagely. "And there'd be only one -good horse to beat, but for Shep Grant. The-idea! Entering a colt-against me—riding against me! He's as bad as Paul Wharton." "Sherry, he didn't own Monitor when he offered to ride Pepper Boy. He bought -Monitor afterwards—late yesterday afternoon, I learned. Paid.$500 down, balance out of winnings." - "It's not on the level. One minule he wants to ride my colt. When—when I've engaged another boy, he gels mad. and'buys a colt just:to beat me." The gorgeous blue eyes were flashing unreasonably. "We have one thing in our favor tomorrow," Willie Bond -offered, hopefully, "and on Derby day, too." -Sherry saw a gleam come inlo his eyes, saw him throw shoulders back. Uncle Willie Bond began to talk: "Pepper Boy is one p[ the smallest-horses on the track—can scoot through.a keyhole. Yes, sir! And he's been trained to go a route. In his only-start hs was left at the post, but he finished a bangrup second—was .running over horses at the wire. He's just reaching top form—ready to run a hard,;fast mile against strong company. He'll be riciden by a boy ..who'll ..give him a masterpiece of.a ride: He'll win—sure. -Yes, sir!" (To Be Continued) a small income? Well, that depends very much on you. Yon can it you want to. You can't expect hors d'oeuvies, but if you shop right you can get a balanced diet. True, your food bill may take more of your budget thai; any By J. 11. 'Williams l!y Al.ICi: II. .SMITH NulrllLouiil, Clr.vi-lauil llcalUi Couii-:tl Docs your income keep up with your stomach? Thai's a question most people have to itnswcr lliesc days. You rnu.st eat wliellicr yon mnkc $15 a week or $500. But can you cat. adequately, on Foods wisely selected and carefully bought can and do give excellent returns in health value, other item; but it's worth.it.-Pood is a form o[ insurance. It pays the \ highest dividends Hi hcnHli and ivcll being. CiETTIN' PUNISHED. HAH? OOTTA SIT HHERe TILL VOU REMEMBER. WHAT MDK) A-JKi. YOU TO DO - - WELL, I'LL TELL -VOL) -VOU. WAS SUPPOSED TO CLEAN UP ALL THE JQ.MH AMD STUFF YOU GOT YOU KEtiP CUT OP \ THIS—MOM'S FOR.<JOT Wr\Xl IT WAS, •tOD--AKl' I'D ' , R-VTHE.G. SIT HERE- / THAN) DO IT.' ~/ •OUUJ30AKDING HOUSE / W-\P! :: .-with Major.Hoople .'•"- "AT THIS JUNCTORE ft,N OVER-)f IF HE MAD A BWPJ|"HE'S BEEN) PECK- rtWERiMS LAN&UOfi-. SWEEPS rvfe /^JOH UlS KKlOBl'D l|{ ING AVVAY SiMCe t FRO\t TOP 1O TOE.'' -OOVE.mAT £# tftv SOMEBOCr/ -yf LftST NIGHT V^lTH I P«5«E IS WOP.THV OF DlCKENS/~-N'( \MiThl ft hiEvvJ SET }'\ tin SLEEP. BUT < n . . vJi-riA ft hJEvvjSET}'} no SLEEP, BUT , AMD TWQGo&U FLUTTERiNki ESEL1DS {/ OF KNOCKS W^O k\ EVERV 15 MINUTES CCMES. A viiSlOM OF STARDUST J.\ CHC6EM UlM TOR. j 1 HE RUSHES TO . , . ~ CftSE/^ THE ICEBOX FOR. MORE POOD> <5AYS HE'S LOST POUNDS/ Announcements: The Courier News lias been formally authorized to announce the following candidacies ••for office subject to the action of the Democratic primary In August. Mississippi County Judge ROLAND GREEN CLARENCE H. WILSON J. A. (JIMM1E) GWAL.TNEY Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON CoHnty Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAINES (For Second Term) JACK FfNLEY ROBINSON Comity and Probate Clerk T. W. POTTER (For Second Term) Circuit Contt Clerk HARVJ5Y MORRIS (For Second TernO Congressman first Arkansas Dislrkl BRUCK IVY * * * , Representative (For the seal now held by Woodrow Hutton) J. LEE BEARDEN For post now !;eld by Frank Williams FRANK WILLIAMS " (For Second Term) (For post now held by K H. Autrj') L. II. AOTRY <For Second Term) FRANK D. UNDEKWOOB * • « Assessor W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON (For Second Term) A .very limited list, of .foods could supply you with a minimum dairy .diet, standard accepted by health anlhoritics. This list would he: One quart, .of whole milk, or equivalent. One pint lomatccs. Twelve slices whole wheat bread. Two cups cooked whole grain cereals, plus either more cereal <incl-or fai.s nncl .wccls to furnish approximately (iOO lo 800 calorics, depending on (lie activity of the SXii'son. Not a very appetizing diet, of course, day in and day out, but it does teach us a few tilings. For. instance, that, the less money you have lo spend for food the more important milk and whole grain cereals become. The backbone of low-cost diets might be c-onsiri- crotl mill:—ii> nil its forms—whole grain cereals and tomatoes, or cilrns fruits. But you want your diet cheap and attractive, too'? To do ttial you can reduce the total amount of cereal, but you -should so plan as lo have at least one-lialf of the cercnl whole grain. Next, add Ilic less expensive varieties of green aixl leafy vegetables, potatoes and Jniits. Important also, especially if the amount of milk Is reduced, is the addition, of eyes, meat, fish, or poultry. Meal is the -most costly item uul, fortunately, you can cat wet! without, meat-every day. Meat substitutes such as eggs, dried vegetables, mils and cheese may very well -be used. The organs and inexpensive cuts should be selected'for low-cost dietaries. NEXT: \Vlial we can learn from .Ihe good old days. Speech on Economy Brings Penny Donation NEW '.BRITAIN. .Colin. (UPJ — State Finance • Commissioner O. Glenn Saxon 'gave such a 'coavire- ing talk on governmental economics that H -apparently,' affected the'.liberality 'of his audience at a public forum. After 'tlie talk, six coHcclioi'i boxes were opened to learn tlie financial response of his listeners. Five were empty, and the sixth contained a single penny. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyd* Lewi* mvici. IHC T. H- tec u < rtr. on. M l Mr, Twccp will now give his celebrated bird imitations."

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page