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HMTIIEVILI/E COURIER NEW3 . SATURDAY, DECEMBER 0, 19M THE BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS TBB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, PublfcK»f . BAMUEL P. NORRW', Editor JAMES A. QATEN3, Advertising Utttatff .Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wttmer Co., New York, Chicago; Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Aft«moo» Except 8uns»j Entered as second class matter it triff Ppst- offlce at Blythevllle, Arkansas under act of Con'. gress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Frew BOBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city dt Blythevllle, Ke per week, or B5c /« month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months. $1.00 tot three months; jy mail outside 50 mile zone »10.00 per rear • payable In advance. {Contradiction ,; The temper oT America is riway ;..' from isolationism, as the result of the ;." Nov. 7 elections proved. Our Kuropeaii ' Allies had a right to rejoice iti that re• suit, since il was as much lo their in- {crest as to ours. But now the political aftermath of 'liberation in Knrope almost, makes it v seem as if these same Allies Were invit- -.« ing us to return to a cynical, isolationist -"' frame of mind. Certainly the role of liberator is a -'. delicate and difficult one. Old discon- "' tents could not be forgotten in countries where the end of Nazi domination ' meant the chance to start over with a clean political slate. Nor could liberating '; forces avoid the task of maintaining '^ order until a stable, popular)}' accept- able government could be established. Yet the lask is being complicated by •i- clashes of desires between the liheral- *'. ing powers which are tanning the fires » of civil dissension and piling resentment t on top of gratitude. Few can doubt that in the end these clashes svill be resolved .- with the establishment of governments - in Poland, Yugoslavia, Romania and - Bulgaria that Russia finds acceptable, •' and of governments in Belgium, the Netherlands, Ilaly and Greece that are acceptable to Great Britain. But what about "the consent of the governed'!" Take the example of Italy. All six political parties agreed to the appointment of Count Carlo Sforza as • foreign minister. But the British did ' not approve the appointment, apparently because they consider Sforza anti- Badoglio and anti-monarchy. ' So are a lot of other Kalians, it would seem. Nevertheless, Count Sforza didn't get the job. Polish patriots did : not have the strength to drive out the Nazis. But millions of them chose lo live and die . at .the hazardous business of resistance, thus paving the way for liberation. Surely they have earned the right to choose their own governors. Yet Russia has not suggested accepting a coalition cabinet in Poland and adjoining territorial' settlement un- tila freely elected government takes ; office. Only in France have the patriots won out. And there they needed favorable, .c,iv.CA;mstanees anil superior, leatler- '^h'vpljo b.yejrdome the. long opposition of the 1 ? A'meri'rJa'h and British governments. Blxcept in France, we have stayed . clear of these disputes. Our hands-of f policy is probably wise if we would save our greatest strength to apply within the framework of the United Nations organization. But it is also the policy of isolationism. And it may- thrive if it appears, once the United , Nations begin functioning that Britain and Russia are deeply committed to continuing the policies of Europe's provisional governments. The Atlantic Charter respects "the right of all peoples" lo choose their form of government, and presumably its ad- ministrative officers. The United Nations organization is based on "the principle of the sovereign equality of all peace-loving slates." But political events in Kurope scorn to be steering toward contradiction of these principles to which the majority of Americans subscribe. o i to (Hi Mtami> «| wlltoriib turn «nd«nem«nt Ml to M (K*»»wJ«5jm«nt ,f (». tor** IB tb* «o»X«<« Htmmtt, Cotton's Outlook The Hidden outburst In newspaper, magazine and pamphlet. over Ihc postwar Mlualloii of ration if. peculiar In that It [rents of atr old problem which has been with us for .some time, nnd about which we have (lone much, very Ineffectively. We have stubbornly reinsert lo recognize the basic elements of the problem and have spent money and lime on remedies which In the most favorable results only put off the Inevitable, The production of cotton loday Is in violation of an inescapable fundamental law—Inefficiency does not .survive and outmoded methods arc doomed to perish in (his day of industrial marvels. For the take of conveying the picture as we sec it. lotvk, for n moment at the automobile. 'Hie ore from' which Its forging and casting is made Is mined by scientific, machinery designed, to' clclive'r tliC maximum capacity at minimum cost. That ore Is transported efficiently and smelted in the finest furnaces lo be found in the world. Part- 1 ! for automobiles are'machined at high speed and compiled purls move swiftly along production lines which constitute the eighth wonder of (he world. Assembly, distribution and selling are handled by a system nowhere duplicated. The result of all this Is that America stands first in aufaihobilc production and comparison with the output .of forolRn countries Is a joke. Now turn (o Cotton. Two steps In the production of cotton are handled Jusi as they were when the fli'st stalk was grown. Chopping and picking are done loday In our fields just as they were (tone in the beginning. Take any two major steps in the automobile industry and, throwing' out present day efficient methods, achieve Ihose two steps as (hey .were performed it; the first automobile. Gone are your production lines, your high rale of turn out, your low price, and your position in the world market. There is the fundamental cotton problem. It. strives lo meet competition by artificial respiration which works toward no cure. Who ever heard of nn automobile manufacturer 'having to cl'rnenrt on (lie government'for survival. Yet his market is not equal to that of cotton. Just tlnnk. Every human being In these United Slates is wearing a cotton garment of some description. And garmenls arc only one of the many items which come directly from (his crop. It is am'nzln; that leading cotton producers have not (earned with our mechanical master minds to eliminate this ill years ago. Such a. solution mail, come and now that il is rccog- ni/cd and brought into the open we expect not too distant, results. It appears (o as that the spectre of a practically free world market in which our collarx will compote with Indian, Chinese. Egyptian and Riusian staples has had much to do with the recognition of cotton's fundr.mentnl weakness. Well, so be it! We must produce colon more cheaply than anyone else, jui.l a; we produce countless other things more cheaply than our compclilion. Thus is Hie death knell of the one mule farmer sounded. And we can toe this to his benefit. No longer will lie clinsr to a routine which at beit offers only a bare existence. Any change he makes will most probably be for the best. That is the outlook for cotton, ns we sec it. And \vc can find nolliing about, which to be gloomy. On the contrary, the sconer the cotton idustry becomes zclf-suppoiiing and able to challenge the world, the sooner we will take another step along the road (o sound and lasting prosperity. —YAZOO CITY (MISS.) SENTINEL. SIDI GtANCB CopjTl«h<, 10«, KE\ Service, See. IT looked XXXV as if 'I'd outblurted COPR. IM* flY NFA 6EHVICE. IHC. T. M. REG. U 5, PAT. Of F. l*"l ,"II's llml woman iijiuin—now slio wmils lo know if our sul'ciy deposit boxes will hulit two Mounds of builcri" THIS CURIOUS EVER SEEN BY A WHITE MAN WAS NOT 5TAND1N& AVAJESflCAL-LY ' IN ITS PRAIRIE D'OMAIN — Bur IN A ZOO/ IN 1521, WHEN CORTEZ AND HIS MEN VISITED IN ANAHUAC,' THE AZTEC CAPITAL OF MEXICO, THEY SAW IT IN THE MENA6ERIE OF KINS AWNTEZUMA. •*- Boggio. He left me in peace, vanishing froiri my life as completely as If 1 he'd never existed. It had taken some; lime to get rid of the last lingering doubts, and for awhile 1 was jumpy each lime the phono rang dr.when a stranger bumped into me on the street, and then that loo disappeared. I breathed freely once more and began making plans for the future. •But such is the strangeness of destiny that often the people and events that play live greatest part in shaping il are precisely those yon overlooked. I had forgolfen about Rugs, tlie miserable jerk, whom 1 saved from Ihc chair. Had my eloquence been less siiri-ing ami had I not obtained such it triumphant acquittal, he wouldn't have been alive Ihen. And he wouldn't have made Iho belated discovery that n man cannot twice lie tried for the same crime. He learned this in Detroit from where lie Was writing Bog- !io frequent requests for small sniiis of money which Boggio sent lim, more because of the nuisance value of these letters than for Ihcir threat to Ills security. Then Ihe inevitable happened. Confident that he could expose ~ ggio with np*risk lo himself, Rugg made an exorbitant demand. ! never did learn the exacl amount but it was staggering. The Ictlcr arrived on Ihc day Ginger walked out, and I suppose the combination of Ihese two iinrelaled evenls coming aflep my own gesture of defiance plunged Boggio inlo rage that bordered on insanity. When he came out of it something had happened. His spiril broken, lie decided to throw the sponge and finish his days, abroad under an assumed identify. He would no longer live ir constant fear of exposure, and furthermore he still had a large fortune soaked away outside the borders of the United Slales. He therefore wrote a cunning cttcr fo Rugg, indicating that he vas raising the demanded sum, and asking for a* few days of grace which Rugg magnanimously granted him. Then Boggio made •»' deal with Perez, leaving him afgc liquid holdings in exchange or a final undertaking. * # * T^IIAT evening I went to fetch Mickey from work as usual. The bookstore where she was cm- iloycd was located near U'ashing- on Square antl I always got n dele out of approaching the place n such a manner that I'd see her hrough the window long before she saw me. Then I'd lap on the vindow and watch her face light up. THE SEVEN SO-CALLED ©y Si? ®@*JflL- PRODUCED 556 M/U/OV £tiW£(S OF WHEAT THIS YEAR. ANiY/ER: The so-called two-toed sloth hns two toes on the . fore-tool ami three on Ihe hind, or a loial of 10 iocs. "Hi, Mickey!" "Hi, Leo! 1 ; I'd walk'in. "Shako a leg there, honey. Papa can't wait all nighl." "All right, darling. I'm coming as fast as I can." She'd close Hie door, lock it, push it lo see it it was secure, and then we'd start clown the slreet together, swinging hands like a couple of kids. This lime she was in unusually high spirits and 1 remembered (hat Don had just started on his new job in a downtown garage. I asked her how he liked il and she said it was fine. He'd called her up during the lunch hour to tell her about il. We, continued on down the block and slopped in front of the window of an antique dealer, lie had several tilings thai we'd mentally bought for our future' home and we liked to look at them. Suddenly Mickey uttered a little sigl of disappointment. "The end table's gone." "Yes, Mickey, I guess it's been sold." "Now we'll have lo pick ou nnother." ( "How aboul (lie one over ther by the mirror?" " "It" Isn't half as nice." " "There are lots of oilier place?," I said, "fn fact 1 lie-re's one around Ihc corner. Let's go sec." We were turning away when tli'crc was a noise like a .car back- ring, followed by a shattering o£ lass right near us. The shock was o sudden and so violent that foi- moment all consciousness was uspended. Then 1 became aware f a burning In the left shoulder nd Mickey grew heavy ou my nn. « * * A T the hospital they dressed my wound and told me how lucky was. The bullet had only grazed le. Lucky! The irony of it! I kept on asking for Mickey auci icy said the doctors wore stJjk xaminmfi her. They'd know i?$ little while. Thcn"n couple of ien came in. They were froiii {he olice arid fired all sorts of ques- io'n's at me. I fold lliem what I ould, but I guess I didn't make luch sense because they said hcy'd : leak to me later. When they left, ihe same lioughts kept coming back, over ind over again. Dcnr God, J haven't askctl i/oii or anything since J it'as « kid. Maybe I haven't always belieuerl n you, out i/ yonYc ilicrc listen 0 me. nfnl.'c if a siipw/icin! luomid like mine, please, God! 'liosc bullcis weren't meant /ov ler. It was all u mistake, Coil. jistcn to me . . . A nurse came in. I didn't even iiave (o ask her. I could read it in her eyes and f became frantic. 1 pleaded with her as il it were in icr power to work miracles. I yelled at her hysterically.. What t. <ind ol a lousy hospital was this'.' Let (hem call in more doctors! Real doctors! Had Ihey tried a blood transfusion? Yes, that was They could lake all the blood from my body. Every drop of it. I'd sign a Dancr right away . , . The nurse grabbed my arm. Tier voice was sympalheiic, but firm. "We've done all we can, Mr. Kabaleck, but it's nn internal hemorrhng We've given her something for the pain and she's not suffering. She wants to s you now. Please bear up for her sake:' (To I5e Concluded)' ecinr>ffB • • • Co;>7r!sht, 10«, NEA. Service. Inc. For awhile we just because I couldn't NEST: The unofficlii world's highest ino-.nituiu In Holly woed UY KUSiUNK JOHNSON' I sented him with a '..on named Bill. M-IA Staff Correspondent "Couldn't you timl si better name EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: For the than Bill?" said Goldwyn. "Every Sniper.-:? This squad can get you a dozen within two blocks of here If we start smashing in houses . . . This town is lousy with blond Aryan civilians.—American soldier at. Strasbourg. France. first lime Hollywood is about to link n great motion picture of (lie past with the present. IL's Preston Stur- »cs' Idcn for Harold Lloyd's return to the scrccfi. The new film will open with the fmrd scene of Lloyd's 20- year-old comedy "The Freshman," nnd Ihen continue from there, it's another first in recent weeks for Lloyd, who recently debuted on the air as host of the "Comedy Theater' 1 program. Tda Lupino. "resting" lis'Uvren films in her usual manner. Is up lo her neck in a new ciunp show iden witli Monte WooUey. who is coachlug her iu "Macbeth." Hutli Tlnsscy is hraifcil for a sla- mor sirl buildup in Andrew Stone's new movie 'Tictlside Manner." Now it is ci'salv, cigarels on movie sets. They're made of tissue paper and sawdust. * • • A writer at the Goldwyn studio met Sam the olhcr dny and proudly announced (hut his wife had prc- Tom. Dick ami Harry is named Bill." XXXVI OHE was very pale. And us beautiful, 1 guess, as .she'd ever been. I sat down on the bed beside her and there was ;t terrific lump in my throat and a burning back of my eyes, held hands trust myself lo speak. Finally I heard my voice, a million miles away. 1 "It's going -to be- all right; Mickey." Her lips moved, but no sound came. She looked at me and 1 looked at her. I realized then that she knew and that there was very lillle time left. 1 bent over and .1 held her close and put my cheek J against hers. And I wanted lo I say, "Don'l lenvc me, Mickey, I please don't leave me. I need ou so badly," but I couldn't. This is it, Father, the fire and in hell you used to talk about. HI yetliny my slifirc riryJit here, can't slant! il.' Now she's ca~ essinu mj/ liflir. S/i'e's trying to anifort nit; instead o/ me COHI- ortintj )icr. We .should never ave met, Mickey, on that*dusty un-drcnchcd road. I should hav icked up Die 'first Iiilc1i-ltil;cr ilaybe it would help if I prayed even know what it was. There vas just one thought in my mind. One single thought. Vic .M ris are ' ;\ncl Clu-.slcr Mor- rcsuniius; (he Syl. (^uirt- Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams AV.TWlGGS.X LOANED THE: \A30R *2.75 TO BOV GROCERIES FOR THOT GHOST-BIRD HE'S SOTHAUMTlWGTHE IS THE OLD BOV A GILT-EDGE ME WA6 A6OLVT To CfV3H IM ONi •SOME HOTEL STOCvC / S'OU MftDE A \\!0»DER- FLJL BUY IP VOU ON5LV OH, SHE SEZ I'M ALLUS \ READIN)' TH' COMICS TO \ TH' KIDS OM TH' FLOOR \ AW GITTIM' THEIR CLOTHES \ --CA SWCE SLAM AT I SOUR. HOUSEKEEPING)-- -/ SO I'M IRVlW SDMPlM ELSE---VHIS (S KlhOOA L1K ATHC^R THE MiXSOKS AND VOD'LL HfXO PlNJK.ER.TOM HOTEL STOCK CONSISTS OF TAMO COLLECTED i WHV.MOTHER.S- GET GRAV. Cap!) !'I»£R fentl (wilh different names) in (lie Columbia movie "31 of (lie Deep." • i « PTJl'I'KT I'AKTNKKSllir Now it's plaslic cartoon charac- Icrs. TVVII ol Wall Disney's former arlists. I ;trry Morey anil John Sutherland, hnvc fMrined a "DafTy Dilly' comp:ui>'. sl:u-rh]|< plastic pup]iels. Leave il to Hollywood to put showmanship into the blood bank drive Ingrid Bergman and Jeunilcr Jones registered donors at (he Sclznick studio. :iini a Marino combat (can staged a sham battle on the studio's front lawn. Xnvirr ('ni;at is {KiginK Aurora ATirnilil.i, Carnifn's sistrr. In jt>in hi band as vocatisl. i\ troupe of can-can dancer working in "San Antnnio" servi colfee to service men visiting tin sel. There's n sign over Ihe coflc not re.id.iUK. "Hollywood Can-Can lecn." t t * George Yatcs. one of the town 1 better script writers, is publishin a "Handy fiuide for the Amntcu Screen \V;ilcr." llie book give 100 basic plots plus several huvuhe methods of working them out. Ad in a local newspaper: "Coi plelcly furnished Knahc Spinel p .inn. Tlu-ce bedrooms, 'i b.iths, en closed central palio, spacious re cciilion hall, unit Ural." Now, there a piano! * f * Martha Raye can be found the Arthur Murray dance slndl three times a week Riving rhumb lessons lo service men. Robert Walker has devoted h. entire screen career to the wea ing of an Army uniform. Now he in uniform again as the bellboy "Her Highness and the Bellboy.'" HOT SHOTS AGAIN The. Hoosicr Hot Shots arrived Hollywood over (lie weekend for II third III a scries of cislil films f Columbia, "Rockin 1 in the Kocklcs * * * Add things wo wished we seen: Marie Wilson playing "c mfllc" in a school theater produ ou>. HOIL> docs it (jo again? The Lord is my sheplicfd; f slirtl He malcetli me (o li y unclasped my hand from the leased the safety catch and for a moment my hand trembled. I heard, him start down the wooden slairs, each step revcr- .berating through the stillness. Step. Step. Step. He was coming closer sind closer. Slowly I extended my hand and the trembling stopped. My hand no I was holding and helped me | was steady now, and as one with o my feet. / the gun in it. "Here, drink this, Mr. Kaba- eck!" I drank Ihc stuff, down. 1 didn't WAR DEPAKTMEXT Washington, 1). C. May 5, 1913 1'ERSONAL FROM: IVfaj. Lawrence Comvay '•The police are waiting i.i the : T() . c j , Sl ' /" M ( , vanl olnce lo see you, Ine nurse eon- inued; "and then you should gel some rest." I SUBJECT: Sd. I.eo Kabatr.cX 4 Dear Sieve: "Yes," I repeated' dully, "the I ..I have read, (lie manuscript )olicc." ' ! which Sergeant' kabalcek gave Like an automaton I walked i you for sUfe-Icecphijr when your out the door, along the corridor, I company.arrived in Australia anil down the stairs and along another i thank you for having sent it corridor. The police could waii. Outside it had started to drizzle. lo me. It rnny interest you to hear ihal upon finishing it my I turned up the collar of my coat! curiosity was aroused regarding ahct hailed n cab. "Columbus Towers/' I "As fast as you can." , . When we got there I asked the : ( cek gave himself up lo (lie police (he outcome of (lie s!icn(ing o£ said '; liojrgio. From the records I was J, jable lo obtain I learned lliat Kaba-'V driver lo wait and hurried up to a " (1 was Iiltcr (r 'cd and acquitted. ihe apartment. I opened the iop j Since your lasl Icllcr, Ihc cila- di'awer. First I look out the fat ; lions and medals you rceommeml- envelope addressed to the F. B. I. i cd for your men for (heir gal- ancl pul it on Ihc dresser. If T ; iautry in the Buna, action have didn't come back they'd find it all; citlicr !>ccu awarded to them or right. Then 1 shoved the gun and sent lo their next of kin. the key to the warehouse in my 1 Hov.'ever, the Distinguished pocket. Service. Cross you asked for Ser- fjcant Kahatcck remained here pnylTircs; he Icnd- jot want. in '(/i -me beside Die still waters. lie •csforeth my soul; fie lc«de!lt me n the pnllts o/ riphfeousTiess /or ils Panic's sake. Yea, (liough I i;alk (hrougli the valley ol the •hadou) of death, I iciil fear nu evil: lor thoit art with me . . ." Vhy arc you so s!ill now. darling? Mickey! . . . Oh, Mickey'. . . . I kissed her lips. They were itill warm. Then I closed her eyes and brushed Ihe tousled lock T>OGGIO was there, just as I - because \ve could not (ind anyone thought. After I'd opened the (o send it to. As you mentioned, door I stiw the light upstairs. He ' lie had no relatives, must have heard the door creak j For awhile I was in a quandary because he came out nnd walked ' regarding the disposition to malic to the head of the circular slair- i of (he decoration, but since read- case. There was panic in from them. al T DON'T know how long I sa r*- there. Suddenly (he nurs was standing beside me. Sno /jrnt- voice. "Anybody there?" My heart was pounding like sledgehammer. his ; ing (lie manuscript a solution-presented itself. Last week I had occasion to go (o New York, t made innuitics Again he called . at several hospitals and finally out. i localcd (he one I was looking for. "Who's (here?" 11 am sure ycu will tic pleased to A flashlight played from the'Know Hint the information I re? lop gallery and swcpl across the dim warehouse. It didn't catch . ._ . _ me because I was standing at the j awarded posthumously to Sgl. Leo fool of the slairs, hidden in the Kabatcck now resls on the grave shadow. I pulled out the gun. I of Ihe girl lie called "Mickey." was available and (hat ll'jj Distinguished Service Cross- J "it's quite simple," he'd once said. "You release the safely catch and that's all there is lo il." I re- | Bcsl regards, THE END Larry Passing through Flagstaff, Ariz.. Judd McMichacl of (lie ifcrry Macs riccl to buy some Indian souvenirs 'or his youngsters. "No souvenirs," ;aid the station man. "Indians all vorking In war plants." The green turtle is best adapted 'or soup, while the hawksblll Is .ploitcd for tortoise shell. Save 50 % On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic ». STEWART'S »• Drug Store Maiu' & Lake Phone 2822 Recapping and Vulcanizing ADD LIFE TO YOUR TIItES [Work shoe rc- Ipairs aro made here wllh Ihe same niellcn- *tous care used for most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and (ho hcst available for this character work. If you want wear and comfort try us. H-H'LTCRS i QUflLITY SHO€ SHOP, 121 W. Mfl I N S-T. • MOD1N6ER-POETZ*TIRE*CO. Bwy- 61 North Fhona 22*1 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPIHG! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repatt WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291

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