The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 31, 1931 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 31, 1931
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, l631 RI.YTHEVILI.E. (ARK.) COUlUER NEWS PACR THRE1. BlYTHEVILLFS INDUSTRIAL AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES Trade, Build and Invest In Blytheville City of Optimists' SURVEY Your Cooperation will hel]> make Blytheville mightier. ui'l KomrolY l!:is \Vril1cn i Memorable Book n "Two 'Ih'.r- •vcs " n Story as StiinulaUus :iml : RcuJal>lr as His "Coroncl." liul N'ul is .yiraty or ai Full Drawn V ic all runs that othir. greater s'.ory ; .—never directly brought into Hie | ; novel, touched on only by indirec-1 lion, but pnsent all 111? time, will! i :>. lislil liiat throws 10113 shadows. !.Ir. KumrolT. I think, lias keen i I very skillful in thc way lie lias : 1-andtal tills. He has staged an im-. I |X>rtant part of the action In ttie I !icpc!cr's own mind, and no one ^ i can read the booi: without finding; I Ills imagination stimulated. | ' 'Two Thieves" j,> published by ! Ccward-McCann, and retails ut | $2.50. _ ( ! "SHATTKK THE DREAM" I IS A BIT FAK-FETCHED j It is quite a jump downhill Irom | ••Two Thieves" to "Shatter the Lim'u un utiivavy Di-siae Ji'sus. Dream." by Norah C. Jamos. Miss j They are sharply etched, moment- James tells the story ot iin unso- arlly. one with a bitter jibe and pliisticatcd and idealistic young the other with a hopeful cry; and ! man whs has the bad fortune to j we may imagine what we like i fall in love with an extremely self- j about them, for they exist, in his- ; :.:|i woman; and while the story is BV IIHUC1-: CATTON NEA Scsvics Writer ;History is [till u! mysterious figures that ste;> out of invisibility for the fraction of a fccrnd. get Into thc spotliglit just long enough for us to catch an unforgettable outline, n passionate gesture, and then vanish, leaving its ti; speculate about them and lo wish lhat we might know r.iorc abcu' Item. Amon^ the most notable of these are the iwo thic\es who were crucified on Calvary beside Jesus. lory, only In that oil the cross. figure i>5 the central characters of his new novel. "Two Thieves." The result is a book, as stimulating and readable as "Coronet"; not quite as mealy or as fully drawn, perhaps, but none the less memorable. ami who nurses a cc:npl:cated con- Ejjirecy by which lie liojies to drive UK- Homans from Judea, ov:rthrow Herod, th? usurper, and restore to the throne a monarch who wil! ^,-i!rt Jew and Arab together into ^:, strong new nation ' 'TIS 'slave one black hour very well handled in certain respects the author over-reaches her- Manucl Kcmroff. whose "Coro-1«" '» «" cf!orl - to underline the . ,'ier was such a memorable book I tragedy, with the result thai the ' ins; s-ason. has taken I'.iesc two reader is left Just a bit skeptical about the whole business. The young man is named Robin Downs. He is a bank clerk, and the woman who draws his passion is cnc Uremia Banham-Jones. She ,„. >,„.,*. >..„ ^— „ w. r.a.s a husband and is used to af- One of these thieves is an elderly i i'-iirs: anil the love of young RoUTn Arab: a man who has suffered 1>= simply a new pastime foirher- equally from (he Jewish oligarchy I s>=u:cthtns - at '> er pleasant because and from the Roman conquerors. | the lad is so sincere and so unspoiled, but nothing that need ever bs taken seriously. Unfortunately, Robin takes it with all the serlous- rpS3 that, his ardent spirit makes possible, and the result is tragedy So far, sc cod. But MlsB James has to put, the tragedy in italics otlrr is a voting Jewish j F.cbin not only has to love a, worn- owned by the Arab. To- i an who isn't worth loving; he falls HV lSHAi:i. KI.KIN | time on the rliosen Inclln:. Srh nro Kdltor, Nt'A Service j The rear or Iractlan wheels mas- It Is peculiarity of the imtomo- ] clip while, climbing the hill mid so j bile indus'.ry thnt, just nt this! use up much of the energy lhat 111 mi 1 wlii-ii new models are being i should linv.; gone Into thc actual shown ami sales are beginning to! propulsion of the car Instead, fh-3 pick nil, testing uf an automobile I driver may fed lhat he Is puitin? foi Its efficiency mid perlormuncc on too much gas In crdcr to inafc! Is fti Us worst. : the hill, while all he may be doing I DOROTHY OGBIJRN WRITES A FIRST-RATE MYSTERY yetlie'r flicv undertake a s?t of ail- I li! of an incurabla disease and goes ventures as ingenious and colorful I rapidly to his death, and at the as anything out of Dumas. They end the precious Brenda. l-.earing hoodwink Pontius Pilate, draw Uie that he is on his death bed. wants Konisns lesions from Jerusalem by a treasure caravan inlo a to send him flowers but can't re member the name of his -hospital RUIUIII^ il llt.ttSUIt Lltlil^UII 1ILLU II ...*...•*... ...i. ..*...._ — . ..— f trackless desert, incite the priest- and goes to market instead and hoot! to rebellion through a clever | bays Eomc fresh flsh for ner hus _ .by an accident aiitl so to Calvary | see. The'strain of reaching for aV. to die on the scaffold. • jcf that irony is a bit too-great. And through the background of| "Shatter the Dream" Is published WE DRY CLEAN OR DYE ANYTHING ' BlytheviSie Laundry Phone 327 by William Morrow & Co., and | picion back to him, costs S2. ; chapter. • • * j There is. also, the bride, whose i movements have been rather mys- l terlous, anrt there is the murdered I man's widow, who will Bear watch- liist yean Borothy Ogburn proved | ing. and a demented young psycho- herself a first-rate writer of the: path who had broken out of his cell more literate kind of detective I on the night of the murder—and, stories by briiwin-^ out "Ra-Ta- all in all, it's pretty perplexing. Plan." This month she follows it Little, Brown A: Co., is the pub- with "Death on the Mountain." an- j lishtr. The price Is $2. other mystery yarn That- belongs In! • * • the upper flight i A DAMNING PICTURE ! The scene of this one is laid in a' OI-' A I'ENAL COLONY southern mountain village. A man i .. The Horrors oj Cayenne," by is found strangled ou the lawn be-: Kar i Blrti t( .n 5 tne st ory ot Batz- fore his house. The nisht bsfore' ]er Heim] a vounB oe rman who w»5 he had attended a wedding, and m the/French Foreign Legion wlien had kissed the bride with so much i thc world War broke out nnd who evident, passion and enjoyment i mut:^ rather 1 than fight against that everybody present realized that j his fatherland. He got as a re- he had kissed her before, a good: £utt a sentence ot 20 years at many times. | n evi!'s Island; and this boot la Consequently the . bridegroom,! devoird chiefly to a description of who Is a sort of Sergeant York—! :he life he led there.. an Inarticulate mountain youtti who became a famous hero In the war— _. Is t-;e chief suspect In the murder; penal "colony. than this one fl and the fact that'the bridegroom I xhere are passages that s«m ut- maintains an exasperating . r«tl- terly unbelievable; yet ire are »i*- cence throughout the Investigation sured that the whole thing Is f»ct keeps bringing the reader's sus-1 and that nothing has been over- drawn. Helm. It should be added, told his story to thc author after an appeal from Germany had finally won him a pardon; and thc entire, tale Is offered as fact. It Is a moving and a horrifying book. Unfortunately, It Is atrociously written—so atrociously that there arc actually passages that do not make sense. This detracts from the book's realism, and lessens the Impact of Its exposure of brutality and insane cruelty. Even so, the book is memorable; and I can at least guarantee that no one will go to sleep over H. "The Horrors of Cayenne" is published by Richard R. Smith, Inc. at $2. coming spring Convcnllon Shoe Retailors Asscclalion. Is trying lo overcome tlio slipping of the wheels on the snowy or wet unvcinoiit- underneath. Or, on coinlni! down hill, he limy be disappointed at thc failure ol the brakes to hold tho car back iropcrly. But while thc brakes may be holding tight, the gripped . wheels. may still 'co slipping over thc wet pavement. U Is nrccssnry, therefore. Lo consider these factors in judging the performance of n car—the condition of thc street and Its prnbahle effects U[xm Ihe car's movement." Tf a dealer penults a prospective buyer to Ink,? a new .car home and try It out for a few days, he may subject himself even • further " to unjust criticism. For then tlw driver has many chances la try the car cut In heavy traffic r.nil that, even In slimmer, furnishes a poor basis for comparison and judc- ment. Truffle In winter Is slow, stops are many and long, the motor idles Ioniser under a heavier mixture, and gears (ire shifted more ptton. To be sure, this traffic will test thc shitting ease and pick-up of a car better than any other, but it Is a poor criterion for judging th2 car's economical points. Even In summer, thc weather must be considered when a nciv hill in or near town. Hut If tlnrcj nutomobtlc Is being tried out for ,T 'willl" .Ti'"",'i" I is the least bit of snow on tho j performance and economy, with a thc Middle Allanllc grntnd „,. tnc sl « c i )s w ct, it |3J view toward Its purchase. For tha NICE. lUPl— T!;c music lovlns population here Is enjoying cr.iiul opera at prices cents to $1. An Jay Oould Ls providing thc novcl- ly a.s part of an enterprise hero. ranging from !2 American, Prank ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. (UP) — Contrary to edicts of previous years, mnscnllKs shoe styles for the demand thc Conditions at present are such as to drmniKl the me of more gasoline ami ell and lo put u greater strain on thc moving parts of the automobile than Is ordinarily the i use. lluyln^ a new riiitotuobilc today, Ihcrofore, requires consideration of this point, in order to judge It fairly. Unless the engine is o|X?ratin-5 at the pro]>er temperature and the streets arc dry, and there Is no heavy wind lo si«ak of. Ihe motor 1st Irving out a new car will find Ilial wlmt thc dealer or salesman says of its fuel consumption ma> not ho exactly true. This, however. Isn't tl:.;ir fault Ulatne it on thft weather. Even attor the motor Is warmcc up It will not be us efficient, so far as burning of fuel noes, as It, can Vo in summer. For the carburetor will feed more gasoline Inlo Ihe combustion chambers and the fuel mixture will be heavier than Hint of summer. It Is the prop?r thing for winter, but II also Implies more costly operation. Of course the difference Is slight but if It concerns tlie purchase or tlccllnc'of n new automobile it must Uo taken into consideration whcr the bargain is being made. weiring ot "subtle brown" shoes with gray suits. Such was the One of the acctptcd places for testing a new car Is the steepes Silver Is. l».ilk for bulk, times 'ns heavy as water. again unfair to thc auto dealer to' pranks 'of the. weather may dls- , make a comparison between hlsj prove the sincere statements of anj 'en I statements about the performance^ silc'inan. iiven though his points of his car and its action at the' are based on scientific findings. No bo2k has-given a more~dacnn- Ing picture of the' notorious "French S1PSEY SATISFIES Also Other High Gvade Coals Bughaftan Coal Co* Office Phone 107 Residence 717 A.S. Barboro&Co. ? Inc. Blytheville, Ark. Wholesale FRUITS — NUTS — VEGETABLES BEANS — TEAS Serving southern merchants over fifty years. . Phone 920. Second and Row. SAM MEISEL PAINTING and DECORATING CO. ^ paper nf the 1931 styles at Low Prices. Atoo 'Hanging and Decorating— Lowest Price— Cash or Carry. Ill South 2nd St. IT IS IMPORTANT That you have your tax returns properly filed. When done hi the right way. much time and money may bD saved. One not versed in income tax procedure Is nol prepared to Intelligently file tax returns. It is not good business to trust your affairs with someone not qualified to do the work properly. A. G. HALL, Public Accountant. 21i VV. Walnut St. • Bonded BJjlberlUc, Ark. You Can't Skip a Step in the Building of PROSPERITY Prosperity is built in three steps. The second cannot be reached before the first, nor the third before the second. Yet there is a large class in America that is trying to skip that first step. Tt is to this class that we appeal. "What A Life— -" saj» one tr»ke lining to another, 261 (tops In a day's work. ! No wonder we wear out." KAYnESTOS Lined Bniu Stan* the Gaff. Dixie Service Station Phone 315 Ash £ Broadway Chicago Mill And Lumber Corporation COAL and FEED Kentucky and Alabama Red Ash Coals. Delivered Anywhere. Hay, Ear Com, Oaf.s, Mixed Feed. Special Prices on Car Lots. C. L. Bennett & Co. Phone 64 You who are employed and who enjoy an income diminished either slightly or not at all; you are trying the impossible. The first step in building Prosperity is Normal Buying. The second step is Normal Employment. The third step is Normal Production, or Prosperity itself. But you are not buying normally. You arc foregoing- luxuries to which you are accustomed, and even doing without necessities. You have followed the leader into a Buyers' Strike. Wherefore, then, your bellow ing for Prosperity? Until you, the employed, Buy Normally, there can be no Normal Employment. And until there is Normal Employment there can be no Normal Production, or Prosperity. It is in your hands, the hands of each individual employed person. Delay if you will. Buy if you are in earnest about this prosperity business, resume Buying Normally. COURIER NEWS

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