BLYTIIEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE • BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. CATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace witmer Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter~aTlhe |>osl- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under net cf Congress, October 0, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of m.vtheville, 20c |>cr week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a rndlus of 40 miles, $400 per year, 52.00 for six months, $1,00 for three months; by mat! outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable fn advance. The Missing Charter There has been a great lo-clo ovev Jlr. Roosevelt's admission that there never was an "original" Atlantic Charter, and that consequently nobody ever signed it. Most of this to-do, however, C.TII ba traced to senators, reporters and columnists who never hud much sympathy with the sentiments of the document itself. Their concern developed only when i could become n vehicle for expressing . their dislike of the President or their dislike and suspicion of Mr. Churchill and the British policy. And they have a perfect right to speak qut with these opinions. But their opinions do not alter the fact that the triumph or defeat of the Atlantic_,Charlcr's sentiments docs not depend upon the existence of a docu- . merit printed on parchment or vellum, and duly signed and sealed. Perhaps they have been misled by the title. The dictionary defines a charter as "an instrument in writing, from the sovereign power of a state or country, executed in due form, granting or guaranteeing rights, franchises or privileges." So the so-called Atlantic ,.. Charter isn't, a charter. It is not written or executed "in due .-form,", nor does -it guarantee anything. It is a declaration by Mr. Roosevelt and Sir. Churchill (neither a sovereign power) who, the document states, "deem it right to make known certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they base their hopes for a better future'-for the world." ,. : Despite the reference to "national policies," which a President of the United States properly may declare, the declaration is really an expression of two individuals' hopes and beliefs, even though the individuals happen to be national leaders. These hopes and beliefs are invariably preceded in Uie document by such phrases as "they believe,' "they desire," "they hope." It is not important who 'first miscalled this declaration. What is important is that Mr. Roosevelt's and Mr. Churchill's declaration struck the right note. Even though there is no original document, all 20 ti war with the Axis subse-. x "Uifc jjoiiit'dedal--;; as the Atlantic Charter" in the signed and official Declaration of the United Nations. . So it is idle to assume that since no "original" Charter ever existed, its principles never existed either. No one argues that the perfection of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is marred because, as the story goes, its final draft was written on brown wrapping paper. . Preponderant American opinion holds the aims of the Atlantic Charter to be right and just. Whether all the other 25 signatories still hold the same view is another question, a big one, and a cause for real concern. Kitchen Supply Line It's a lot of trouble to bundle up old newspapers and save old rags. It's bothersome to have to remember to pour waste kitchen fats into a container. It's easy just to loss away tin cans and forget about I hem. It's also a lot of trouble to fight a war. Hut Japs and Germans must be shot, and to do that job our fighting men are going to need more and more supplies. A lot of supply lines begin right at home in the kitchen. And most of the things that housewives havo been salvaging are needed ;iow us much as ever, some of them more so. Sometimes it is difficult to rcmom- ber that a little bit more war-required i waste from every American kitchen will get more supplies to the front faster, save lives, and end the war a little sooner. But it's true. So keep 'cm rolling. Just Childish Smoking, says the head psychiatrist at New York's Bcllcvnc Hospital, is in..the same class as thumb-sucking, and a baby's pacifier will accomplish the same purpose as a cigarel. We hesitate, to predict what ei'fccl this shocking revelation will have on American life. Rut it seems logical that once the cigaret shortage cases up, the juvenile smoker will feel free to come out from behind the barn and join the rest of the family in their infantile enjoyment of the weed. Open Season Things arc all in a dither at Louisiana State University, where good-night kisses by women students have been banned, it seems to us that in Ihisj day of manpower shortage any coed who can find a man fin the campus to kiss should be congratulated, not reprimanded. Jap Strategy "The enemy was forced to make the iMindoro landings due to the terrific pressure exerted by our victorious forces on Leyte Island. The enemy was just squeezed out of Leyte," says Jap Gen. Masahnrn lloinma. ;. H appears that the Japs, by a stern threat to bury their nose in General MacArthur's fist, compelled him to kick them in the seat of the pants instead. SAY We have gone farther with free education for everybody than nny other country. To a certain extent, the UloiU . . . Is naive. It. assumes thnt it everybody hns been to iclic.ol, everybody will be a belter man for U. anil thai, the more schooling he has, the better man he will be.—Dr. Robert Mnynnn! Hutchlus, president, U. of Chicago. • » » Buying War Bonds Is no .sacrifice. It Is i the solemn obligation from which there can be no shirking until our soldiers' job Is done.—Llcut.- Ocn. Ben Lear. Army Ground Forces commander. • » « There can be no half mcas'.iros. If Fascism ts left, to breed anywhere in to or 20 years' time rivers of blood will flow a K1 .in.-llyn Ehrenbur K . Soviet writer. » • • One could not help being aware of a growing restivcncss and indignation among the men upon receiving news of strikes, as well ns the reports ni high wages and luxury .spendln"— Rev. Theodore C. Si)ccrs of New York, buck from Alaska. • » » It is estimated that 60 to 65 per cent of our sin-pluses will be so purely military in character as to be unsalable for cicilfr.ii usc.-Sen. Jnmcs M. Nfcnd of Now York. Our Boarding House with Moj. Hoople Out Our Way TUESDAY, 2G, 10-M SIDI GLANCES »£££ WAY OUR PEOPLE -LIVED- C'Purlah'.t.r.PullcnftCo.. JW; "We're a lilllc.bil under ago. mil my sislcr and I thouuht' maybe you could #el a pjnl uf Mood.bclwceu Die two of it's!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD BvWffitaw BIRD CONTORTIONIST/ IT LIFTS ITS LE&S Our OF THE WATER, SHAKES THE A\G1STURE FROM THEM, THEN FOLDS THEM OVER ' THE BACK, FIR WERE PINE KNOTS, PLACED IN IROM BASKETS .AND LI&HTED BY NIGHF WATCHMEN. T. W. REG. U. S. PAI. OFF. 12-26 ANSWKH: San Uei nanlinu i ounly. 'finare mile's. in California. Area. 20.175 N'KXT: I-'ivli l!i,H use Oir riirkcl nrlm-inli- In Hollywood HY KKSKIXI: .JOHNSON N£A St:ilT Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Anoth- r cninera-in-hliilng scene for the new Jonn Crawford picture "Mil- cnts. They're nil engraved alike— "To the most wonderful yirl in tin world." • • • Day after Lupe Velez's suicid drccl Pierce." One 1 scene sliows Jmn , eight people telephoned her busl- lywood, They'll' 1 tie^s manager—trying to rent he: on n job'Hunt in Holl, .. film the 'action at Hollywood Doule- vnnl and Vine—and hide the cam- em to avoid a riot. Deanna Durbin has her 15th straight hit in "Can't Help Slni;- Ing." The soujs. by Jerome Kern, are the best she's ever had. Tub "More and Mure" as a Hil I'arader. Little Margaret O'Brien went to se<! Santa Claus in a Los Anj;oles departmrnt .store. Simla Clans asked for, ami got. her autograph. Johnny Mack Brown's injury in that unto accident is not as seiious as thought at first; The facial lacerations will leave no scars. Maurice. Hollywood's favorite jeweler, could give the star's name but it would result in mayhem. J The stnr just ordered n dozen' soli; 1 golrj anklets for Christmas prcs- Beverly Jlills home. • * • Triple role for Lee Tracy i] Universurs "I'll Tell the World. He- plays Himself, his father ant his son. » f • Jack Oakie is on another diet He shod 20 pounds for "That's thi Spirit." HOW ARE pLfXCED IN / , MR. PiKE .' WORKING ON THfi,T IDEA.'-~UA.SM X T /FIGURE OM GOlM& BURGLAR ALARM ORDER. THE PRIES OPSM YOUR. V^lNDOVJ, BANG.' IVJE BSEM NOMltvJWteD UWOPF1CIALV.V TO \MEf\R THE MANTLE OFTHELWB ' CLOSED TILL A HOUSE - COMES ,, ALONG ? HOOH.' MO MORE OF THAT GUVS APPLES ER CHESTNUTS WILL I TOUCH.' HG'S A EX-MULE SK1WMER ER. SUMPIM.' HE CAN'T RUM.BUT HE CA.M HANDLE THAT THIWG LIKE * RIFLE HE CAM TAKE A MARBLE OUT O' YOUR HlP POCK1T AT TWEMMY PACES"BUT HE TCOK H\FF MY H1R \ f I PS'O'T KNOW WHY V A GUY LIKE HIM WOULD MEED A GUM TO GO HUMTIM'--A'0'HE COULP SKIM 'E\\ WHILE THEY'RE FALL1N'.' SORM THIRTY YEARS TOO soow • ..«.„» JV, (••UNJIAX TO Cil.AMOKMAK Dick Foran. once a cowboy slt>» lias changed his film name to Richard Foran and will get a glamu. boy buildup with Claiulette Colber! and Don Aiucche in "Guest. Wife.' Gary Grant's new movie. "The GreMeU Gift," gets under way Jan 15. David Hcmpstead will produce. * * • Add oddities: Bert Gordon, the Mad Russian who murders th King's English, gives voice dictioi lessons in his spare time. » * • Sign on the bulletin board at the Walter Lantz cartoon studio: "A p.iokase of clgnrcts was found yesterday. Will the owner please form a double line in front of my office tomorrow morning?" * » • Univcrsal's new discovery. Charles Korvln. and James Hilton are plotting a club similar to the Lnnibs for Hollywood. U will be known as the Wolves Club. * * • Groucho Marx, in Boston on a camp tour, received a letter from his maid advising him lhat she just got married. She's spending her honeymoon in HIS Beverly Hills home! Virginia Weidler and Martha Haye will i*rsonal!y decorate your Christmas tree-it you ),„,. $ ', 500 worth of War Bonds. Spencer Tracy plays a woman- •.tms scientist in "Without. Love" In one scene Lucille Bail walks into lils room by mistake and his doR starts to bark. Spencer calls' to him, "Lie eiown, u c down" Lucille looks at him coolly for a moment, then says: "I will not I don't; even know you." * • I Budel Schulberg and Collier Young have offered Uremia Marshall tha A Puritan Village in 1680 I WAITSTILL WALLING had lived in Suclbury all his life. He claimed, in his expansive moments, that he wnc the first white child born in that community. Some of the older people disputed that claim; they said thai Patience Harden, a girl of low degree, who hart run off with a sea captaii whan she was only 14, was tho first Sudbury baby. Most of Walling's fellow-citizens look jio stock in Iho Patience Harden story, and the honor of being the first child—whatever that honor may have been—belonged in their opinion to Wailstill Walling. In 1080 Walling, then 43 years old, was one of Sudbury's leading citizens, popular with everyone from the minister clown to iiic farm hands. During King Philip's War Walling served as captain of the local defense company and, in 107C, had saved the village from total destruction during an Indian raid. Under Ills direction the meetinghouse (the Puritan name for a church) had been turned into, a fort. It had thick walls, small windows and :. belfry thai made an excellent firing place for a squad of musketeers. As soon as the alarm was sounded he sent all the women and children into the meetinghouse together with enough men to defend it. The rest of the armed force proceeded, under his command, to attack the Indians from the rear. They fled without taking any prisoners, hut before their night they burned several houses. Among them was the home r; the Walling family, which had been built, by Waitstill's father back in the lC40's It was a ramshackle dwelling thai had begun its existence as a one- room cabin. As the family increased in size the house had grown, rooms being added here and there without any definit plan. It had one crude, clay-and- stick chimney, a thatched roof which leaked, and n dim interior as the sunlight came 'trough windows o£ oilc". paper, When Captain Walling looked over the smoldering ruins h. fcl: an inwnr." and une :preEseu pleasure. "The old wigwam hr.. gone up in smoke," he reflected, "and I'm glad : th~ la t o: it." To his wife, Rebecc , wh stood at his side with tear:, rimnin down her cheeks, h of.'ered consolation. "Aye, Hebecca," hi.' sain gloomily, ' 'ti a sai" los . But Got" willing, we shall have anDther house, and it may be, .. bette. one." * * * '"PILE new dwelling was of th sail-box lyp , nn-* all Ih V a, - ings, including Ihe, tearfn. _.e- bScca, were very proud o it. TI salt-box house was a typic,-'. New England creation; few, ; any, (The Bettmann Archive) '', Puritans who offended against the law or proprieties I were sentenced to tho stocks on the village green. (Chap- I such houses were ever built in the other colonies. The word "salt-box" was used to describe them because they were shaped like tho salt receptacles in New England kitchens. The Walling house had nine rooms—four on the ground floor, five on the second floor—and there was also an attic. For that period it was considered a very large bouse, for most of the colonial families livec" in cabins tha: consisted of one room with a loft overhead that could be reached only by climbin : ladder. All the rooms >. the new Wall^ H home were small; indeed, they were tiny comparer to the rooms in mode - dwellings. There were n bathroom: in the house, but the-;- wer no; missed, for no on in that er~ ever took a bath. The fanciful medical lore of 1h 17th century ascribed many Inline . ailment- ,o i Contact wiih wate.. Consequently, 'washing with \vatc_- \.'a. limited t( the hands an ' i'rci-. The front door -on the ground llooi: opened on - shor. entrance ' .in. On the righi o" th 'nirancc wa In. coimiov room; on th- 1 combined kitchen and dinin ; com. The Waitings, who wer neither poor mr rich, but I well-to-do according to the stand- ards of the lime, might have had' r. dining room apart from the 1 kitchen, but they and their friends looked upon such devices as marks of vanity and hateful pride. /T*IIE doors of early colonial), houses were usually fastened by a latch. Just above the latch a hole was made in the door panel and the latchstring was passed- through it, so the -string dangled outside. To enter the house ni visitor had only to pull the string and give the door a slight push. ; At bec'.lime, or whenever the fam-i -I;- cli' not care (o receive callers,; th-. latchstring was pulled inside.! "For you the latchstring is al-1 ways out" was an old-time invita- 1 lion extended to intimate friends ! Waifstill Walling's latchstring' was always out to a lot cl pco- < ' '.?, .01- besides managing hls^ farm o' many acres, he was en-! gr.g d in public affairs. ! Some of his callers came every' da,-. SJnmuel Caylord, the head! man 01. the Walling place, :>p-' S "pcared every morning an hour, .' nfler sunrise to report on the' .• affair-- r-" the farm; and the next!., visitor was usually James Law-^H "on, the village constable, who i! was a walking newspaper of local j happenings. ; (To Be Continued) A PURITAN VILLAGE IN 1G80 II r\N a bright, sunny morning in April r r . the year 1G80 a young man wailed patieniiy bench in tho Walling garden f"r '' constable to come out of the aous and depart. The youni; man, whose name was Olive- Hill-n -, wanted to tee Captain Walling on a, very -personal matter, an-' he much preferred to havj no listeners to his conversation. Young Mr. Hillman was plainly nervous; he kept twisting about on the bench, and now »nJ then he would rise rvu. ,okc r. short walk around the garden. But Constable Lawson remained with the Captain long time. Besides his daily balch of news he had some problems. "I fear, sir, that yo'-. may have lo deal soon with Jeremiah Sheldon and his wife." "That so? .Why? Quarreling again?" "They are, Captain. Quarreling like cat and dog. Everybody is talking about it. It's the same story all over. Mistress Sheldon says Jerry won't work, and she has lo do everything. She declares that she works her hands to the bone, milking the cows, making butter and cheese, brewing the beer, cooking, washing and taking care of the childrc while he won't turn his hand to a thing." "Is that true? "P—stly nearly, I think, sir. I've been watching 'cm." "Have you spoken lo Jeremiah aboul his idleness?' "Nay, sir, I have not. I thought lhat might belter come from you." "Why don't they hire a maid to help out?" "She says he won't let her. Wants the money himself to buy rum and gamble away on shovelboard." "They have a man for the farm, I believe," said the Captain, that so?" "Js "II is, sir. A man nnmcd Brown, fie seems to :lo all tlir work on the place. Jerry Sheldon, when ViV in the tavern ijiu i;i his cups, JOastr 'hat he's i-t.ircd." Sit does, eh? Well, I.I retire him way he wi.L -•••* relish, him summons i court next IVi'on": .Jefor • '] write i' now"—his -Hill pen scratched ove- •pponr " ay. •Joose- sheet c£ paper- -"and if lie ;,innol show tha'; he works every day ana all day I'll send him to a place whore he'll be busy." * f; k 'THE constable had hardly left 'he 'urns. when Oliv;.- Hillman, w 1 7 u;i been absent-mindedly p:.ki.it, ;, now • yie.es, got up ;ro:n 1.: bench th Sarder. As cnis ;•' ;h cji i- mc - rcoi Caplrii- Walling smiled and extended _-iis hanii. "Oliver, you've become a slranser," he said with ;. laugh. "Harvard seems to have kept you busy." "Aye, Crpfain, it did in facf." the young insu said. "What with the studies and duties a man has little time for much else." •'You're a graduate student, I think. Is that so'!" graduated last Ihcti I've been helping out with the teaching. But that j.s over now, and I'm back home again." Wailing was well acquainted v.-ilh young Hillman'. father, who ; wncd one of the few paper mills in the coionios. This mill was on a stream of clear, fresh water a few miles from Sudbury. "Are you going to help your father in his mill?" "That is our intention, sir. I know a deal r\bout paper-making rather thick Captain Walling said, "fs there something that you wish to speak to me about?" "There is. sir, ' £iio young Hillman. "Your daughter Harriet. May I call nn h"r be her "H is. sir. I year, and sinc already, and I deeply into it." shiill This go more was said stiffly ns the young man sat up- rifcht in his cair. There was then o pause for a jnoment. When the silence had become mean be frbndly with her?" This was: vliered with blushing and hesitation. Captain Walling was pleased, but he kept a solemn countenance. Young Hillman would be an 1 excellent suitor for his daughter, and a most desirable son-in- law. After some reflection he said, "Have you spoken to Harriet?" "" have, sir," the young man replied. "Yesterday, at Mistress r-iilkncr's. She said she had no objection , and then she said I mils', .sk you or her mother—Jf t I -xp^ctcd to do." w ' "Very well, Oliver, I consent,' and I speak, too, fov her mother." "Thank ; of, sir." Oliver J-'iUman had known Harric; "iVallin U iiis life. As children they had played together. 3ut she was now 17 and lie was If. Not only Puritan etiqu.lte but als< ?urilan Jaw - .quired that he It the content ' Harriet'- parent., before he became her beau. Young women ' - the Pruitau colonies did not accept the attentions of a number of beaux, i>ii. this does not mean that the girls were kept in slate of nun- iike seclusion. They went to parties, lo dinnci and IT other social occasions and met the young men of flic neighborhood. For steady company, hov.'cvcr, the gallant swain had •'•• obtain the consent of the girl's parents. Otherwise he was likely to be brought up before a magistrate for "inveigling" the young woman's affections. Walling rose and shook hands with Oliver. "Come in any evening, my lad. whenever you please," he said gravely. '.'We shall always be glad to see """ (To Be Continued) lead in their play, "Now That You're Home." • * • PIDGKON WITH 7 "KKATHKHS" One suit for Walter Pidgcon in "Weekend at the Waldorf." He wears the same gray suit throughout—with seven different neckties. • • • Lt. Robert Stack writes that the South Pacific Is like Hollywood at Vino. In one dny lie saw Ensign Dennis Day, Tommy niggs, Claude Thornhlll and Bob Crosby. • * • | Veloz and Yolsvndn are praclic- i ing stilt dancing for a new novelty routine performed In the dark with phosphorescent costumes and black stilts. Pearl Harbor Crucifix DUBUQUE. til. (OPi—A crucifix, made from material of the battleship Oklahoma, sunk Dec. 7. 1911, at Pearl Harbor, has licon presented to the Catholic Archdiocese of Duhuciuc in honor of U. Alolysius Schmitt, former Dubuque priest mid Navy Chaplain, who lost his life (luring tho Japanese attack. The gift, its cross iur.de from teakwood from Hie deck imd the figure of Christ from the ship's metal parts, was presented to the Archdiocese, by the Navy Department. FARMERS We hive plenty of Iron Roofing am! Kough Cypress Barn, Timbers. ! 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. L C. Lumber Co.
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