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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 1942 TIfiS BbYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS &l> lifercbURIKR NEWS CO. ' 'H. W;'HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORgIS, Editor Win. R. WHTTEHEAD, Advertising Manager ^- Sote Nitlontl Advertising, Representative?:, Walltce'/Witmsr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUanta, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class ntatter at the post- office 'at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press. .•SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the Cily of Blytheville, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year. $150 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal z^res I wo to six Inclusive. $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight. ••$10.00 : per year payable Jn advance. diversion of funds to a dubious enterprise, which could not be finished for three or four years, it will hold out against even $500,000 for a scouting expedition at Bull Shoals. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ubticatioc to tfaii column of edttortftk other netnupCTi doe* act necessarily tcdorsemerit but In an AcknbwledgnMoi of m~ twr*t to the §ubjec4i Voluntary Bond Buying Kthii American people will buy at least 20 bUlicr. dollars' worth of war bonds this year m- s'ead of spending the money for consumer goods, they will «o themselves and their country a great service. , . .They win "help to finance victory. They will acquire/.protection .against future want. They will, go far to prevent-'that-skyrocketing of the cost of living which" becomes an imminent danger" when as now. the national income Is rapidly increasing and the supply of civilian goods is rapidly" and necessarily dwindling. ..on May r the Treasury will start a cam- prii*n to persuade Americans to invest, on the average, 10 per- cei;t. of -their, incomes in .war bonds. ' We'hope it will' be a shining success. ".Bii'1 even more'than that is needed,' for 10 per 'cent'of the ciithe national income would be little' more.thnh/io; billion dollars. And though efforts to sell the bonds have been, greatly intensified since Pearl Harbor, actual sales have 'deceased steadily after the first patriotic rush to buy. -.".' r J - -• ". in the first three months of 1942 sales were ;at Lhe.rate of only about $9,000,000,000 a year; ir; March hardly more; than half a billion. And the; fifeair bulk of them have been bonds of $500 or $ioCQ or upwards, obviously bought by peo- pin vath idle capital to invest. Purchases of $25, $50 and $10p bonds— the sort that would-be made by. small savers out of current'income— havpbQen only about one-fifth of th2 lotaV. ; Unless the Treasury's - campaign. produces ; much more from small savers, it will fail, in its purpose. For families in the lower income : brackets^-frcm $4000 "a year down—yet most of" tlic national income and..have, most of its buying pcvr'er. That's simply because there arc so niar.y of them. If the voluntary bend-selling plan fa.bs,' ; compulsory • savings'.'and higher taxes on small incomes'.will'be' inevitable. Thchc in the higher incoms brackets also should buy mere war bends and fewer fonsum- cr gcocs. One reason many of them hesitate to ccmmit themselves to invest 10 per cent of their ir.cimecs, or more, in" .bonds U that they doh't'yct Icnow \vhat their income taxes wlir.be 'next year. .Cnngress^ught to remove that uncertainty by Epccdler action on the new tax bill. . ' :•. —Mpmnhis Press Scimitar. -State Texas Tliis week the people of New York State enjoyed a refreshing experience. They paid a state income tax which, in general, was only half as large as last year's. in the words of ITcnr.y II. Ileimann, executive manager of the National Association of Credit Men: "It is doubtful whether the American people were ever more willing to absorb increasingly heavier taxes." liut they want them to go toward paying for the war, and not for the support of dispensable civilian enterprises. Reductions in governmental expenditures come hard. But if any legislator doubts that they are appreciated, let him ask his friends from New York while the memory of this week's treat still is fresh. Sensible System Sugar rationing is coming closer. Registration for cards is not many days of!', and thereafter we shall have to drug the sweet tooth with half a pound per person each week. It is going to he a bother. But since there is a shortage, the individual rationing plan seems to us to be the only sensible way of handling allocation. Surely it will be better than the current haphazard control over gasoline. With a ration card every person gets his share, and no more. Without one, early birds and hogs get everything, and the rest of. us nothing. SIDE GLANCES COPR. 1*42 BY HEA SERVICE. INC. T. M?RCO.' U. SO THEY SAY Table Rdek and Bull Shoals Are Out 'The House of Representatives—and that means in this instance Congressman Cochrah and the Missourians who joined him—have won the" battle against large appropriations for hydro-electric dams at Table Rock on the White River in Missouri' and at Bull Shoals, also oh the .White-River but across the State line in. Arkansas. Conferees have rejected a House-opposed Senate aroenclmsnt to appropriate $2^106,000 for Table Reck and $16,700,000 for Bull Shoals. This c a. recognition of two things: -First, that the'war emergency, is no justification for free-handed appropriation of .public kuids for the benefit of greedy Congressmen and a few of their constituents. Second, that Missouri's mag- .nificent'streams' are not to be saddled with clams without clear proof of their need. As a sop to the backers of these projects, the conferees did approve the appropriation of S5CO.C03 for preliminary surveys at Bull Shoals. Eip it may be, but every half-million counts in this v:ar of unprccadented cost. If the House -wants to get rid of the bill, it will approve the conference report, if it wants to prevent any We can participate cither in an European victory or :\ British defeat.—Marcel Dent, pro- axis Paris editor. . - History probably will speak of the present ballyhoo as the Second World War, bvit every war while it lar.ts is THE war.—George Bernard Shaw. + * * The reason \vc arc. all worked up about in-. fiation is that as a nation we have more money, to spend than we have consumers' goods to buy. —David Gin.sburg. general counsel bi' Ofl'icc of Price Administration. •'•••• ^ . * * We don't intend to paint any houses yeUbw, or put pecple behind barbed wire if they don't buy war bonds.—Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. * * * Production speed is the. dominant factor in the v&ce with the axis; we have no time to wait for "hew tools and new plant facilities.—War Production Board Chief Donald M. Nelson. * * * •-•An allied victory would be meaningless 'unless we drive from Germany the breed that tends to militarism.—Dr. Ernest A. Hooton, Harvard ; anthropologist. * * * Ycu can bet that Hitler will take the French fleet whenever he decides the time is right.— Sen. Scott Lucn.s. Illinois Democrat,. * . * » It "s going to be awfully hard Lo put women of all shapes into clothes of the same shape. —Mrs. Paul V. McNutt, on War FrocUiction Board clothing restrictions. * . * * War is never cheap, but it is u million times cheaper to win than to lose.—Emil Schram, president of New York Stock Exchange. * * * One almost gets the impression that some AmciJctin business firms regard this war as an annoying interruption to their Fascist economic alliances.—Senator Robert M. La Follettc, Wisconsin Progressive. "Get Touffh-I Can Take It" "Private Baker—must you always wink when you salute " THIS CURIOUS WORLD IF A WIND (/•£>* TO THE NORTHWEST; FROM WHICH DIRECTION WAS IT BLOWING PREVIOUSLY Q 04. VAXES' 7- SWAM /VOA/S7O£> ,29.2. DOWN THE Dr. Kountz says a records obtained by his instrument, through the microphone, in comparison to those obtained by the electrodes will show how much faster his machine works in recording heart conditions. He believes the experiment will give more information on th,e general actions of a "dying heart." I "We have developed a new instrument which picks up variations and change in heartbeats long before other instruments," he says. "This is extremely valuable in detecting early the presence of heart diseases." . In a lethal gas execution the gas chamber is hermetically sealed after the condemned psrson has been strapped to a metal chair. Hydrocyanic gas is generated by means of a lever arrangement, ''won't bite you, any more than which releases cyanide pellets into clog- would." a jar of acid beneath the chair. Says Wolf Tame as a Dog •FRINGFIELD, Mo. (UP)—That at Charles Parks' door is a' pet named Tecldie he picked out of a litter he found in the country some time ago. Parks says that careful raising has instilled good manners in the wolf and that the animal Read Courier News want ads. Save for Victory Have your shoes, tarpaulins and bean sacks repaired at the TRU-BLUE SHOE SHOP 310 E. Main St. We buy and trade shoes. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREETT PHONE 3382 (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) SERIAL STORY FRANTIC WEEKEND BY EDMUND FANCOTT COPYRIGHT. 1942. NEA SERVICE. INC. ANSWER: West, direction. Winds "veer"' when they change in a'clockwise NEXT: Pigeons and war. The electrodes will be used to' I check the new microphone device ' which is attached to an instrument 1 developed by Dr. Kountz and a I colleague. Dr. ,John Smith, at Washington University. Dr. Kountz, when he was satis- , fiecl with his instrument, wrote • j Gov. Forrest C. Donnell for per- ST. LOUIS (UP)—A Kansas City niission to make a test on the next! Negro, sentenced to death for mur- prisoner executed at state prison. I der, has agreed to lend his body I Donnell referred him to Warden! to an experiment for the benefit (Paul Kaiser who told him he would of his fellow man. have to get permission from the THE STORY: Two cur* ot tverlc rnd Ku*'*t."« nro <• it route 1<> Ii'erdy I.orton'* country place ne:«r Montreal. In one lire the three >Inekn: ' Myrn, a stenoj^mnhcr; Michael. 11 soldier. :m«l IV-ppry, thrir 17-yeirr-old xiKtor. In the other are henutifnl Vay Hansom unit Lirrut. IViK«-l Moiiklinii.xt-, -\vho- ha* seen >'«y «>»<•*• before and now i?« »n!Trrin>j- from tongue-tied adoration. * * * THE GUESTS ARRIVE CHAPTER VI rpO compensate for his awkwardness, Nigel drove as fast as his concern for his precious freight would allow, and that was faster than he realized. After leaving Montreal the car As lif? leaves him in Missouri's lethal gas chamber, scientific equipment, designed to reveal heart conditions will be strapped to his body. The man. Ernest Tyler, has authorized Dr. William B. Kountz of the Washington University Medical School to install a microphone over his heart and attach el'c- trcdes t:> his ankles when he i.s put to death Friday (April 24*. convict involved. Tyler was the next man to face death and he Plastering BOB MALONE BIylheviHe. Plaster, Stucco, Concrete. Phone 2078 OUT OUR WAY OO-OOO- OW~ OH, IF IT WAS ME THAT LEFT A, DRAWER. OPEN AN 1 SOMEBODY GOT NEARLY KILLED, BCTY,WOULDN'T THtRE BE. A SCENE/ BUT ME WHBi.TPURTY NEAR GIT MURDERED WITH 5OME- BODV ELSE'S LAZINESS BAH/ THAT'S ONE OF HIS 1 SARCASTIC STL)NTS-:HE'D HAVE TO 8E GOIN6 THIRTV MILES AM HOUR. TO MAKE THAT POLE VAULT— COME IACK TO-YOUR WWY DON'T YOU TURM THE L16HT CM FIRST? HAVE T' SUFFER. SILENCE CJTK.WlU.1AM3 By J. U. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople PAP/? LEAST T_ EXPECTED WAS A WAR BONO/ GET A WEDAL AND Ij FRIENDS, A<b T UOMOR HOOPLE'S BRkNJE DEED \M\TU T MENTION UOW YOUR P138UC CUT TWEGj BUS FARES AND GAS RATE9? LAUNCHED DAILV GARBAGE COLLECTION "f -^-LHT US REMEMBER. NiOT OMLV PATRIOTISM,BUT TW9 BENEFITS OUR ClTN EKCSOV6 WHEM MEKT NNiE GO TO THE: POLLG AMD BLAH-, villages of the plain, beyond the island. Beyond St. Jerome they turned from the main highway and soon were plunging along a little known road climbing up into the hills through cuttings and long lanes of trees. A subtle freshness came into the air of the warm afternoon and mixed with sudden waves of coolness, as the road cut through thick woods. All the time they climbed. Nigel became uncertain of their destination. He consulted a rough map drawn on paper with an air of doubt. • "You arc sure you know the way?" asked Fay with an amused smile. "Well ... er ... I think we're 'all right. We'll ask if we pass anyone." The first people they saw were three, all grouped around a fairly ancient model. One girl leaned with detached patience against the door of the car, while another girl and a soldier struggled angrily with a flat tire. Nigel pulled up. "Could you tell if we're on the right road Then he stopped and his voice took on a note of relief. "Well if it isn't you!" "Is it?" Myra Mack smiled. Michael and his younger sister straightened and turned expectantly toward the other car. There was an awkward moment in which everyone looked at everyone else without quite knowing where introductions should begin. "Well," said Myra. "To think of meeting you! Miss Ransom, my and her escort in the expressive] statement. Fay looked cool and dewily beautiful in blue linen, her hair gleaming copper gold in the sun and blowing "free. , on the other hand, looked decidedly hot. Her hands were grimed from helping her brother and she had forgotten that she had wiped the heat from her face with dirty fingers. I didn't seem to bother her. With engaging frankness she was staring at Nigel Monkhouse, obviously wondering how much he was involved with this beautiful piece of nature's handiwork and whether it would be fun or hard work to try and pry him loose. It was a pity, she thought, that he was not as handsome in his blond way as her brother was darkly good-looking. Michael, just hot and soiled as his sister, was also staring at Fay with a startled look in his eyes. Myra was the only one who was as cool and collected as Fay Ransom. "Want any help?" asked Nigel, jumping out. "We're almost through," said Michael Mack. "Practically set to sister She cleared the introductory hurdles as Peggy gave forth with a low whistle and an audible comment. "My!" she murmured, gazing at the other car and the other girl. "What a swell outfit!" She included the convertible, Fay Ransom Peggy was already examinging .he other car. She flipped open the rumble and climbed in. "Come out of there," said Myra. "Nothing doing," said Peggy with a pleased grin. "If we are all going the same way, I'm going in style. O.K. folks, let's go." The car drew away from Myra. whose lips were set in a stern, thin line. Nigel Monkhouse was even more uncomfortable, but Peggy was blissfully happy. This, she decided, was fun. • aunt was weeding a flower bed in front of the wide veranda when the sleek coupe drove up. Ferdy lifted himself from a lazy chair and joined her. Both of them stared as they saw the strange contrast in the car, the extremely attractive girl in the seat and the strange apparition in the rumble. "Well!" exclaimed his aunt. "We do sec some strange things," Ferdy grinned with his usual calm. Ho guessed the streaked, gamin face in the rumble belonged to Myra's sister, and probably had a normal explanation. The car drew to a stop: Impulsively, before the car door could open, Peggy Mack was down on the ground with a brilliantly white smile breaking across her smudged face. She had already seen it in a glass and had decided it was beyond! repair short of soap and hot water. So she had left it as it was. "You're Peggy Mack," said Ferdy. "Yes," smiled Peggy with a pleased air, holding out grimy fingers. She looked down at her hand and drew it back. "Dirty, isn't it? Pure white spirit beneath, though." Everyone laughed. Introductions were completed but somehow Peggy's entrance had stolen the show. Nigel Monkhouse glanced several times at this odd child who had kept up a stream of chatter all the rest of the way up to Ferdy's place. Ferdy really did get hold of some queer people, but he had never heard of hint robbing the cradle. Peggy had given two days of careful thought to this weekend. She had ransacked the wardrobes of her best friends to decide what she should borrow to wear, and then had concluded that her line would be gypsy informality. If there were cool pressed linens and expensive prints she could not hope to compete, but if she went to the other extreme and dressed with a carefree ease she would gain by contrast. After all, Ferdy xvas an artist, and she would dress the part to play up to him, except, of course, when it came to n swim suit. She drew the last dregs from her savings account to buy something that would open their eyes, provided she could keep it from her father's eyes until they left. * * * QDDLY enough, as at all Ferdy's parties, the haphazard mixture of guests turned out well. There was just time for a swim before dinner and the whole party drifted down a pine-needled path through the cool woods to the lake below Ferdy's cottage. The path led to a ?mall level grass clearing, a large boathousc and a wooden wharf. The men stnrcri with appreciative eyes as Peggy and Fay came out of the boathouse and out to the wharf. Myra whispered to her sister in ominous tones: "Where in the name of decency did you get those two pieces of string you've wrapped around yourself?" Peggy grinned like a pleased child. "Straight from Vogue," she replied. "Wait until your father sees you!" "He won't," laughed Peggy. Then she walked onto the wharf, lithe and lovely as a native princess. Which was what she felt like. Fay, in contrast, was comparatively modest in white lastex, but was quite pleased when the eyes of Nigel and Michael followed her as she walked slowly to the wharf. (To Be Continued)

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