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PAGE FOUR BLYTUEVJLLE COUlUjiU NEWS THE BLYJHBVILLE COURIER NEWS • " - nu. oorrjura NIWB oo. - H W ttAINCS PubU*h»- SAMUEL r NORRIS. Editor JA.VIES A CMTENfl/AdverUilnf 8ol« NaUonal. Adtertldn *alUu>,>,Witm»r 60, N«w York, .rult, Atlanta Ufffiptaa • PaMlMMt'iev'tfj Arterhooii except D»- Mcond claw 'm»tt*r it Ulr po«l- jfft« «t BlyttievUle, Arian/SM. under tct of COD- October 9, 1911 Served by tht OntUtd Pram SUBSCRIPTION RATtS By earner lii th*: dtj of • BlyUjcrtll*, Mo per »tet, 01 B&;'•'/'•( month B}- mnll' within a radius o! 40 mile*, M.03 Mr <««r.'12.00 (or six month*, »1.00 (or three month*; jy mnll outside 50 nxllr tone 11000 per j'"»r odyable In advance. • ' Ba'cksta i rs Goss i p' ,Tiia(;'was a.i)C|ilp quira session flint th'cJhcw'fUale pppjii'tjliont "teiim" bad vi'ji lh£.Sem\tc. Foreign Relations Cnm- nii^lee. Many, splendid sentiments were ^pressed. But (he session just, wasn't very int'omialivr. For instance, Senator Murray of Montana asked James C. Dunn, one of the nominees for Assistant• Secretary cf S'ate, 'whether Pi'lnic Minister Cluirchjll \vas "Forcing the American State Department to play second fiddle iu.thia Greek thing." . : . . Whereupon Chairman 'Tom Cpnnally of'the Foreign Relations Committee chicled Mr. Murray, for asking (he witness to "disclose backstairs jjbssijj about Mr. Churcliill.". It doesn't scorn to us that-Mr. Murray's question was in the gossip category at all. rather it was in the category cf things that, the .American IMJO- p'.e \vr nt to know. Ma'ybe it wasn't oppressed in proper diplomatic .terminology, Lut il was a" frank iiiul undev- s'.andable question of a .soit'that many of ns would like to ask; Duimg the session Archibald Jlac- Leish, another nominee, quoted Cordcll Hull's definition of our foreign policy as "the task.of focusing and'giving effect in the world oulside oiuvboVdei's to, the will of 135 million people.'- Mr. MacLdsh nlso ntated thai it was the State Depar'nisnlV dilty l (o give the people such information on foreign policy as they uquirc. In his statement to the cpmmittcc, Mr. Diii n said that "in our.dcmociacy the basic determination pi' foreign policy rests with the people. 1 ' .:' Well, the people have clearly demonstrated their wishes lor a foreign policy that will lead to our membership -in an intei national oiganization to secure'avid maintain peace, and that will combat fascirrn and foster democratic freedom for all the world's peoples. But; having done BO, they.would also . like to keep a check on .the .way this policy is being carried out. -Msny of lis have been _ disturbed ' by ,the apparent trend cf British and Russian foreign policy, though we have'.iiad little fault to find with our owii State Department's actions and have applaudecl.'Mr. Slettin- ius's recent clarification of bur policy in Italy. ",."•''.'' • ' " But many of us have also vordered if cur hands-off attitude might not be construed by'our Allies as implying approval of a course in liberated countries which most Americans dislike and fear. And we have wondered if our government's tender and urireii'ujeled solici- ir.dc for the feelings of the Allied governments is the only way to military unity. Unwise foreign policy here or in . Kurcpe can again mean suffering and destitution and death for millions of ordinary people, just as it has in this war. That is why foreign policy should not le a private, secret affair in which r;?r!incnt questions by a representative of the people are dismissed as "backstairs gossip. . Ogderisburg's Good Idea • The end of the Sixth War Loan Drive obviously docs not end the need or desirability of buying War' Komls, nor should it end regional nml national effort to stimulate such buying. And in the latter connection, il seems to us I hat the people of Ogdcnsburg, N. Y., have hit upon a scheme worth copying elsewhere. It is a sponsor system in which a citizen selects u .service man or woman and undertakes the purchase of SfiOO worth of War- Hands through his own buying and through solicitation of others. When the Bonds are bought the ispcnsov secures a "\Vin-thu-\Var Ccr- (il'i ate'," an engraved document issued in holier of Die'sponsored person in service, which lists the iu-;mcs of purchasers on Hit; back. The certificate i:> (lien .sent to (lie sponsored person. The im'ril of this scheme in evident in letters ft".m recipient:; which Ogdens- bui'K f.ponsors have received. The certificate, a small but tangible evidence of home-front appreciation, is welcomed by fighting men, the sponsors re- pert. And certainly the .sincerity and good taste of this plan takes it out of the "preinolion stunt" clans. rxplcnatiori We HOC where Representative May of Kentucky presented General Eisenhower with a bottle of 8-year-old Kentucky bourbon, which the general promptly stiil to a field hospital. Before any touchy Kcnluckiiins utter bitter, hasty words about the eminent commander of our European forces, it should be made clear that the general sent the whiskey to the hospital for the patient;-;, not for analysis. He Ip .for Santa A poll of department store Santas , c'iis"!p:-:cs that the top request on most children's Christmas lists is that Santa "send my daddy home from overseas." The purchase of. an extra War I3oml by all of us will be a great help to the old gentleman [ in carrying: out that- Chris!mas mandate. TUESDAY, DECKMHHU 19, 19.M •SO THEY SAY The acrmnns may think lliey arc n master race, tat they rurc change in hospitals. They whine when you ton;h them.—Lieut. Julin niiinri- fonl c( Louisville, Ky., 9lh Army nurse In Ger- miiny. • » • If n;ace Is to have really solid foundations, there mint be to creat n determination never to full under (lie sway of Nazi Ideas thai it will in .fn:t cmoiiiu '.i n political, social, and moral revolution en the whole European continent,— —Erlmrd l?cne.=,, president Cv.cchcslovTikia. • • « the American soldier is net afraid of nny- t!:lr.£, but lie's the incsl. liome.sick creature when lie',; nt war in forci;;!) lamli.—Sccrclarjr of War Henry Stimuli. ' \Vhrn \vc ;oH I hem anylhinj trom cm- CBUII- try they charged il on the books, but when they brought itnyil'.tiig tn us frcm Ocnuany it was a rash deal and miuilly very expensive for Belgium.—Belgium 1'rcmier Hnbeit Plerlct. With Mipply lines now iinprovcrt, the dcs- p:riuc need rennhvi lo increase production to meet the nccclr.rated plu-h nt the great olfenslvc. —Undersecretary of War Robert ['. Patterson. You can imagine the terrific spec:! of our ncr.lnl battles over Tokvo. We were mating BW ay frcm the IE: B CI wiili a l.-iiUvind (hat brou e lit our ground speed up to about 500 mile.s an hour, die Jap fighters'in (,1111 were aj>pro : ichin- »• rt 40 inil- s nll lioui'.-- a i.. . SIDI GLANCES "Don'l buy yiinr falber iinylliin^-cxpcnsivo--!!' lie »nnn- bJi-s .we'll say we rcinenilH-j-wl hi.s.lectures aboul inllalion • -..'•••',• and Hie n:iiion:il ilr-liii" THIS CURIOUS WORLD NATURAL COLOR ' 'OF IS NOT WS-//rf/ IT VARIES FRO.IAPALE V '^.Y TO A YELLOWISH HUE. SPONSORED AMERICAS FIRST , AeRONAOTlC^L S^OW/ .•'JEAN PIERRE BLANCHABD, ' PERSONAL PATRONA6E OF THE ^PpESIDENf, /MADE -AN ASCENr IM PHILAOELpHlAi OM JANUARY '9TH,'!7S3, ''. AUTHOU&H THE FLI6HTWAS A SU'CCESS, THE SHOW WAS-A DISMAL- FAILURE, DUE TO POOR TICKET SALES. \ • COTR. iw4»Y.t»SER»IC£.'iNC " ANSWER: Minnesota. UK! popsicles instead of receii'ing WEAP, wliich il was supposed to :lo. I That's what his book "Assistant :lero' Is about. Someone Is surer lo I >uy the movie rights any minute. ELECTRICITY IN THE PARK! HOME l.el us explain how easily you may enjuy clcolricily In your i farm home. Estimates on wiring without cost! Charlie Stalcup 11G N. 1st. 2993 "We ItciKiir Everything ElectricaL" , NEXT: When rains came lo Luion. In Holly wood BY ERSKINK JOHNSON . NEA Staff Correspondent Our old tflond' % aehc Couehlln is' back In Hollywood again, this 1 time !o talk terms about his book. "Assistant. Herd."'It/docs nol have lo do with nn assistant director'or n slamlln. • >•' '.•:• ' U is about Ihe average over r ase aiin In the Army and what he docs !o the Army, or vice versa. It, is a very funny book. Much funnier, \vc think, lhan "Sec Here,. Private Hargrove." "Hollywood nnd the Army are something alike." Gene Coushlin explained. "In each tlhcy put you where you don't belong and Ihnn discover months .later where you should have been." The first time Gene Coughlin cnmc to Hollywood he was fresh off a newspaper. After 20 years, mind you. Twenty years of doing nothing.but writing murders, sports nnd, eventually, columns. Hollywood beckoned mid he didn't sleep for three nights before the Interview. He kept picturing himself writing scenarios and telling directors ho\v to bring cut the full effect, etc. j COMES TUB. MiTIKNVN "Why," snys Coughlin, "I am sent to the imblicily office and I confer with a man who hail a little scissors In one hand nnd a still plio- tcgraph's back^round — which was the best part of the picture so as to leave nothing but n slightly kr.ockkneed figure in (he picture. "He |i»t down Iris scissors and Our Boarding House with MQJ.Hoopie Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams GREAT CAESAR,MAR.TWA.' I... , TURKEY HF\S DISAPPEARED — ^ A\MPF-SPUTT-TT.'~~TK£ BIRO COULDN'T HAVE WAMD&REO < , BECAUSE OLOTOlv\ WAS SO ATTACHED TO Me WE beg TO TR'V TO FOLLovJ [AS tKSTO .- OPFER A POSSIBLE Clevj TO THIS GRAMD ' HOUR IT'S TOO EARLY INl THE: t AtoRMlsSG TO ASK K& ' R!ODLES~~L'Vfti KSEVSR jei SEEM ABLE TO , SOLVE- TM.e RIDDLE OF HOW 'BOUT MAKIW COSMETICS AM' BEAUTY STUFF ? WOMEN) WILL BUY THEM IP THEY HAFtA GO W1THOLIT EAT IN' ' M.VV, WA.> MV PRIEMD COM'T \VRECk T>J l HO AM' LEAVE PAPA A TRAMP TO ROAM LIKE hV TH' DAYS OF OLD SAL DON) S XVMEM HOMES WENiT PLOP LIKE io-> EM-LOOM-' HELP WOT 7U CAMES "' OS) PATHS TC BEAUT>, WHO'D SELL TH' BREAD TO BE A r CUTIt.' Br&ig Stores jlVork slice re- Ipairs are made liere Kith the same meticn- *"ius care used (or most expensive shoes. Our leathers are Jong wearing and Ihe b«st available for this character work. If you want wear and comfort try us. Plante rs Hdw. Co., Inc. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL,MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, BlylheviUe, Ark. : ; Buy Your Winter Supply of i WOOD and KINDLING /I . While if h Available. PLANTATION OWNERS'SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. .Bly.thevil|e,,Ark. . : Phone 2911 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 lie was Bind to see me; hu certainly WHS shorlhnmlcd in Ihe department ul still photography, including pub- licily stills." At. this point, Coughlin tried lo point mil that lie 'didn't know which end of I lie raiuera made the jrictuic. "You can Icsru" the man said "Come to work Monday." "But I'want!l to use a typewriter,' Jr.U'-'hlin sjid. >,"You may do that, loo," the man said. "Wei! let yon help the office boy with wiltiny the captions." Well. Hint's what he did for a spell, -so he \ras prepared Tor what the Army .save him. He wanted l:> be a combat infantryman, n't 41 »n;| out-of-shapc. "You civiinut be n combat infantryman,' tw'o .sergeants told him "on account you are now in th Signal C6fps. You will be in radio—" "But- r:cfcut know how to turn on « radio, even." Coiiglillii protested. , "Do not be evasive," cne serse- ant sr.id. tonkins; nt the history'of Coiijlilin>,-lifr again. "It say s here you worked for Burns & Allen. 1 ' "Yes," Coujihlin said, "but I did uol have lo fix their ra<i:o set, or anythiiif!. My job was lo write for Ihem--" - '••' Illi'S IN "That 'sctMps it," Ihe other sergc- iui, f^Vcl. '.'You are a nulio teel'.ni- That's where the Army went ,vron<j. Coughlin's final test. n s a •adlo technician came at Foil Mon- «:oulh. N. J.. where the big Sigml Corps Fchocl is b:nlrd. when he 'nrt IT cnvncdt. a sttpi-r-helerdoync elrcnil. The circuit, when last he snw it, was ladlin.; out (:c cubes Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING ' I.ocaicil al 121 E. Main St. •J. 1. SE'AY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer • Pnrls .V Service 121 I'.. Main Vhone Zl'i2 VIII "T SHAH, not attempt to cx- •*• plain the passions thai governed us. Snch Ihings arc better unknown, hut when my sori \vns born and placed nt his feet, my husband did not lift the child from the ground, ns when a paterfamilias acknowledges the child is his own. So it was that servants took the child to the hills and abandoned him, yet in such a \vay thai my brother Drusus and Jonathan had no trouble in finding him and recognizing him. "They came to thy brother's home, Dntstis and .Tonalhnn, and the babe in Jonathan's arms, and iUichal met them. Michal, Jonathan's wife, thy little Michal, Joel." Flavin paused and Joel made a move as though lie were impatient to hear (he end. She began So speak quickly, her words stumbling from her haste. "Little Michal, with her hand in lier hair, stood smiling among her flowers, anri greeted her husband and guest—'Blessed be bo \vho coin- cth.' "And Jonathan laughed and thrust the child al her. 'This is my son,' lie said shamefacedly, nol meeting her eyes. "Instinctively her arms clasped Ihe child and she looked at her husband, her golden eyes growing dar'c, a wild pulse beating in her throat where her bine garment "There scorned no anger in her, only a great wonder, and for the irst lime in their friendship Drusus hated his friend. closed upon her voice quile controlled and clear although so lo\\" Drusus says he scarcely heard her words. 'Thy KOU, Jonathan?' she said. "Drusus loved her from that moment, he claims, when she looked upon my son's small face for an instant nnd then, courageously, to Jonathan, 'We have ' been hasty, surely,' she said, a . smile faint about her mouth that : ML'as red as the anemone. 'Here . it is bul the second month since we were \vcd and already our !son is come.'' • :re (all llowcrs grooving near, Drtisus recalls, nnd ic thought for a moment she iwnycd even as the flowers iwaycd in the light wind. 'Jona- haii,' she said, and he thought he aw Hint now mockery had cooled lie lips that were surely made to ic warm against another's. 'Will lion take our guest with thee to nd a young cedar while I make place for the child to sleep?' "She looked now at Drusus, icr eyes strangely bright and her voice still quite steady. 'It is our custom, sir, !o plant a ccdnr tree when a male child is born.' "She ignored Jonathan, looking it Drusus with her wide golden jlancc until lie answered the Uiestion in it, 'Flavia,' he said. Not naming me by more than that one word, yet it seemed enough. " 'Flavin,' Michal repeated softly. 'II is a pretty name.' Her eyes sought Jonalhan's face, seek- ng his accord to her next words, 'I do not know her,' she Enid quietly, 'but the child shall be Malnchi, n messenger.' "Her eyes fell and her voice became once more so low ho scarcely heard the words, yel they seemed lo fall like hard litlle pebbles into the depths of his pily, until it overflowed for her. 'I had hoped,' she said, '1 had hoped my firstborn would be a daughter that I might call her Naomi, for happiness.'" "The nations have heard thy shame, mid Ihy cry halh filled the land." Joel thought how often the slony words ot his anger liac struck upon Michal's flesh, am Ihe bitler lash of his pride liac flayed her. While she shielded the memory o£ the dead. Flavin's voice went on, telling the intolerable truth. "Micha hnd learned to love Hie child, foi ley heart is wholly innocent of alice, when Jonathan obtained rom her a promise thai Malachi liould go to Home." Somewhere beyond Die range [ his vision, Ajalon wore a nini- )us of silver while the moon tood slill in the valley, and Fla- 'ia look the Insl shabby sir m out rom (be past and lei him look ipon the sin that dyed it. * « * •'JQKUSUS loves thy wife," s ], 0 said, and he nodded in agreement. While the larnb she Vas holding ceased nursing and le placed it beside its twin and 'cleascd the ewe. "Jonathan," Flavia said, not iparing Joel, nor his brother, nor 'el herself. "Jonathan promised vlichal to Drusus if he himself -liould die. Vowing he should lave her by El Shaddai, thy god of faith." Joel had need now to know the end. "And 1 Michal?" lie asked. Malachi's mother looked long il him, surprise in her glance. 'II is nol possible thou should doubt her readiness to marry thce vas aught but the wilful determination to withhold from Jonathan one thing at last that he desired." He must know one thing inore while the moon stood still and .c watched his sheep by night, while in the inn his beloved lay with their firstborn son. "Michal," ic said. "Did Michal love thy brother?" A lamb bleated. And somewhere, far off, a nameless bird called for ils male, and Joel waited for the answer to the demand his hcarl had found. "She was fond of his company," Flavia told Joel. "I have seen her dancing to meet him, flowers in her hair and joy upon her She liad greeted him thus, Joel told himself, doubting nol that Jonathan, too, had known her glad. Had known her angry also.' Had known her? Jonathan was dead. Drusus loved Michal. And Michal? Her life with Jonathan was past. Her child was his own. But how had Jonathan died? He had never asked. {To B« Continued)

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