BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 22, > 'rHE-BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 'THE COURIER NEWS CO. ,'' , H.W.HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P, KORRIS, Editor JAMES A.; GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole Nntloiial Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmcr Co., New York, Clilcago, De: Uoit,'Atla:ita, r Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blylhcvlllc, Arkansas, under act of Con- qress,- October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In Hie city of Blythcvllle, 20e per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius ot 40 miles, $4,00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail'outside 50 mile zonef $10.00 per year payable In advance. fronts; that our shortesFsiipi>]y line is 3000 miles and our longest, to the Pacific, nejirly 7000 miles; tjiat some of our productive effort has gone to help mount the present great Russian offensive. Mr. fihronburg may be a little contemptuous of our skirmish. Hut he might recall that the activities of the lUiesian army from August until January could have been lumped under the same heading. And recalling this;, we hope he will be patient as possible with our small but earnest efforts. Dubious Prediction Who are the cigarel smokers in these United States? What daily ration-dogs each feel he needs to make and keep life more endurable? That's one that.the quix, kids in OPA could never answer, Svhich is why we have never had government cigarct rationing. • i • ' Now the National Association of Tobacco Distributors proposes that the country's neighborhood tobacco dealers • give the answers and thus assure the success of NATD's proposed voluntary rationing plan. And while we don't doubt the deep thought and deep sincerity behind the plan, we just don't think it will work. , Suppose for instance, that John Doe smokes 20 dgarets a day. His wife smokes five a day. Her father, who -lives: with them, is an abstemious old gentleman with a touch of asthma who limits himself to one cigaret after din• ner. ,They, don't confide .their smoking habits to the' corner, dealer. But he can identify them as fairly regular : customers who arc entitled to ration cards. So they get them.' Of Course Mrs. Doe's father might, abstain from applying for a card. But the Does are subject to prevailing human fears and frailties. As long as we can get 'em we might as well take 'em, they figure. So the Doe family's daily Tat ion becomes 'to, under the NATO 15-a-day plan, as against their daily consumption of 2G cigarets. , " Or take the case of. the Roe family, who arc transferred to another city. They Jake their old ration cards to the "drug store nearest: their hew "home. They explain to the merchant that they're from out of town. He looks at their .cards, which bear a retailer's name but no address, He ,' doesn't know the Roes, and tells them -' so. Besides, he explains, he only has enough cigarets to supply his regular card holders. The Rocs go to another store. Same routine, same answer. And so on. Or we might take the case of the traveling man,, whose ration card gets him ho farther in a strange town than a demand for one-day laundry service. Goveinment rationing has demonstrated that hot even penalties for vio- A Gag Grow^jn Brooklyn Sidney II. Ascher, president of the Prevention of Disparaging Remarks About Brooklyn, slates in his annual report that the proud and fiercely sen- l sitivc borough of Greater New York was maligned 8014 times by stage, screen, radio and newspaper writers in 19'M, as compared with 3781 times in 19-13. We arc falling for a press agent';: gng in even mentioning Mr. Ascher and his SPDRAB. And we don't for a moment believe that Mr. Ascher spent a great deal of precious lime during the past year of decision in counting the libels against his home town. But we will say that in even implying that that was all he had to do, Mr. Ascher has .stretched the Brooklyn gag to the yawning point. So we hereby swear off any further variations of the same gag for the rest of .19-15. That goes for the Dodgers—and you, loo, Noel Coward. THIT SAY much different under voluntary, unenforceable rationing. But there's always a corncob pipe. Skirmish in Belgium The Battle of the Belgium Bulge seems like a skirmish as compared with the Russian offensive in the cast, writes Ilya Ehrcnburg in the Russian newspaper, Pravda. That's true, as regards the two foices involved. But we hope that the famous Russian correspondent will realize that we are fighting a war on three I would place nil men of military age in the service of their country as the first step. Then I would defer from combat all those who were employed in useful occupations and assign the others where they arc most needed, either in vinr plants, the armed forces or In the service of their communities.—Mayor P. 11. LnCUurtlln of New York. * * • The other day I saw a big sedan drive up to the Cnpllol with a uniformed driver in the front sent nml one mnn In the back seat. There's manpower for you.—Rep. Frank A. Barrett (R) of Wyoming. » • ' • The public will be interested in lighter nml smaller engines, but because of the higher stresses It is doubtful, that the high octane automotive engines will be of less weight unless novel materials of greater specific strength become available— c. D. Veal of Detroit, Coordinating Research Council manager. * • • We were organized into work' parties find ench of us had to work every other day. We were fed rice and water, and on rtnys we worked we also were given a can of American field rations for lunch.—Aviation Machinist's Mnte Ohnrles O. Wntkitis of St. Petersburg, Flu., who escaped Japs and hid two years in the Philippines, » • • Our training doctrines are O. K. I believe we have the best prepared army in the world — Mnj.-Gen. Leo Donovan, Army Ground Forces training chief. * • « . .Wo must teach girls that it is not desperate, ..r-.whatcyer' happens/ im<[ -thnt} there- are all sorts '"31 disadvantages in having a husband, as well as advantages. There is, for example, lots more time. lor bath salts if you aren't married,—Dr. Margaret Mead, anthropologist. » * * A Jap hit me across the back wilii an inch- thick Iron rod. I don'i know why he did it. Ofter we wouldn't know why they did such things—they'd just get mad and do something.' —Aviation Machinist's Mate Charles O. Wnlkins of St. Pctersbvrrg, Fla., who cscaixnl Japs and hid two years in Philippines. » » • The Russians arc using (heir new Joseph Stalin super-tank on an ever-Increasing scale. This most powerfully gunned and armored vehicle in the world is more lhan a malch for our best tank, the Royal Tiger.—Hclnz Megcr- icln, Germnn reporter on Berlin radio. WAY' OUR .PEOPLE* x ' T TVPD taJJt «a ^AU . DilliibuKd by NEA Sir.itt, lit. "Drop one on (lie Japs for me, Dad—they're Ibe reason Mom won'I buy me long pan Is, because she says it's iwlriolic |<> save cloth!" _._.;_....'.'...'. CURIOUS WORLD THIS VOLCANO, ONLY 39 MILES FROM AWNILA, ON A-JANUARY NIGHT IN I9II EXPLODED WITH SUCH FURY THAT WERE SNUFFED Our INSTANT 'WISE STi LL IN THE CASK. CONCERN I »*) THE TRUE MATURE O^ U6tV,"&ys \ LEE, , ; I SOME a «=a& BUY -THEIR JADE IN NEXT: Inside story of an inside.earth. JEour Young Men in the Gold Rush I nrUiE movement of gold-seeking adventurers toward the newly found California gold fields in 1849 and in the early 50s is quite correctly described as a "rush" rather than a migration. Whenever people migrate to a new country—or o an old country which is alien .0 them—they go as .settlers and jsually after ; jtolg preparation. They are accompanied by their wives and children, for they arc ooking for a new home, where .hey expect to remain. There was nothing like that In the famous ;old rush, which was dominated iy a hysterical recklessness. Men jy .the thousands left their homes n the eastern stales, and rushed lell-meU toward the setting sun This movement, which lias no parallel in American history, was inspired by the accidental discovery ot gold in the Sacramento Valley in January, 1843. Capt John A. Slitter, a prosaic-looking erman-Swiss, owned a large tract of land in that region. The population of California was small, and there were great areas ot forest, desert, and mountain ranges that were uninhabited Parts of the territory had novel been explored. That is probably the reason why gold had not been found much earlier. Captain Sutler employed Jame: W. Marshall, a mill builder, to up a sawmill on Suiter's Creek. In the course of this job Marshall found some nuggels o: gold in (he bed of the shallow stream. lie was not sure that the little yellow pebbles were roallj gold, but he thought they were, s( he took them to liis employer Sutler and Marshall messed ovei the nuggets—treating them will acids—for a week or so, and then Suiter sent them to San Francisco for further analysis. The chemist's report that the nuggets were pure gold leaked out within a few days and there was a stampede of men of all classes and conditions toward the Sacramento Valley. For a few months this frenzy was,limited to the inhabitants of Califovnia> for there was no railroad or telegraph line across the continent, and it took many weeks to send letters on their long journey around the Horn, or across the IsUimus of Tanama. The news reached the east in the early summer of 1948. It came with prodigious tales of wealth suddenly acquired, of hills heavy with gold, of the surface of the ground covered by the precious metal. Most of these stories were fanciful lies, bul there was a stratum of truth some of them. Gold was to' be found, indeed, but hard, backbreaking work was necessary, and (The Betimaiiii Archive) California's "Forty-niners" on the way to new diggings. HV EKSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Corresiiomlcnl HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 22 - Glnm- ur, nt Inst, has come to a motion picture .studio nt night. The atari:, the cxu-vcs in ft Bcv- :ily Hiljsj .cariyqi), 'ai million .dollar- novle rtixd -a' doctor's'^rescripuon did the trick. ••', '••:':< "It's all very nice." Hedy Lnm'arr ;al<l. "except "thnt I have to kiss ny husband good night on the; tel- •phone." Motion picture studios, at night, osc their glamour. When Ihe stars ;o home Ihe glitter is gone. There's nothing romantic about darkened boinul stages, scrubwomen with buckets of soapy water, janitors pushing brooms and night watch- mcn. But things have changed at M-GM. Janitors are whistling while they work, the scrubwomen are excited ami the ni?ht watchmen are thin'Kins of donning white tics ana tails-. Hcdy Lamarr is the reason. The gorgeous Hcdy is sleeping ii her studio dressing room during fihnii'.K of her current picture, "He I Highness and the Bellboy." Th 'curvt-s in Benedict Canyon arc re Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople OutOurWay ByJ, R.Williams &^»3— _. ' * 0WE GUV QHOU6D M-J AVMANCriE OP BRICKS «T us OFFTiAe ROOF,OFPICER! •"-I DlOhSTT KNCWJ Trt£ viKTOR^^c, PACKING UMP/60WE LOOSE BRICKS FALL OFF A ROOF REPAIR. 308, j CRACKS Atf^OU PLN-/60YS >y HIS COLD THINK IT'6 6UtoM.CAMM()STORA&E , IN FftCT I TOLt) HIM.THE Gme WERE A ' DO COME TELL TvAe UOV/E6 S P AUDE\)H.V.E VMT sj<j SEH?Y PECIH-XPS: BLJT'MO ) V-XS1RVIM' TO 1 ONE COLILD EVtC / —=r=^ SM TH' DOOR.- ) FIC-DRt? OUT WHY /•'•'•'•''"• •/ VOL I DOWT PUT V.' ' .' •SOME Or THK I •,',-" AV!D CPEM 7t-IE ,^Js«£j\ ' CAN'T i W-' Pu 5ELC WITH \W FOOT AS) 1 H-XD. A LITILP -VCODEMT-. N'OST ANVBODV COJLP SEE THAT .. -XT A GLANCE.' even lhan the .finding of a fortune in the ground wns mninly a matter of pure 'luck. ttt T^HE movement toward California was under way in 1848, but it did not assume great proportions until, the spring of the next year. By the midsummer of 1840 it had become a stampede. . Farmers left tlieir fields unfilled and went off with only a few dollars in their pockets. What did it matter if they reached California without a cent? Gold could be picked up from the ground. .Workmen quit their jobs without notice "md began to tramp across the continent on foot, hoping to join iome wagon train in Missouri or Kansas. Small storekeepers—not a few, but many—advertised that ,hey were selling their goods at cost because they were leaving 'or the land of gold. In every :own and village one might buy ^old-seekers' manuals, guides and maps of the fabulous region. But the psychological impulse behind the gold rush was deeper and more urgent than the desire to gain wealth. For a vast number of men it was a flight from reality; an escape for those who were tired of the monotony of existence, of their petty shops and trades, of. their wives and families, o * ;=* "TF anybody wants to drop oul now's the time to do it,' 1 said Jacob Birclsall, looking at the three young men sitting around the table. "As for me," he continued, "I'm going, even i£ I have to go alone." "Aw, Jake; you know we're alV:>] going, so what's the use of asking 'j I us again?" This came from Andy.31 Gordon, who seemed annoyed by i\ Birdsall's question. "We ought to';' be on our way in a week, or we'll have n laic start. It would've been better if we'd left here a month^ago. Jtae it is the middle of April, and they all say it takes four months to get out there—" • "Takes Ibnger'n that from here," (I said the youngest member of the || parly, whose name was Tom Plunkelt. "Anyway, that's what it says in the guide book I bought. It says there that it takes four-' months from Independence, Mo.,jf. or from St. Joseph, and we're not h-l nt cither one of those places, but If I right here in our home town of g I Memphis, Tenn.—so it'll be 'boul?r| a wc,ek longei', starting from here. 31 '; "Yes, yes," Birdsall said peev-ii'l shly. "I know all thai. Therea-! ; | son I asked if any of you want toljf drop out is that we'll have lo buy jjl our things right away and get go-j'" ing. It's now or never." The fourth man present in the);! back room of the grog shop where?;! they were seated was Matthew'.!! Gordon, brother of Andrew, raised his arms toward the ccilingy'l in a tired gesture, yawned noisily.jj and said, "My God! Stop talking and do something. Come 071 and let's lay in some supplies. As it is we can't leave under a week : now." He rose from his chair and ; -4| strode toward the door with thel; others . following him. The Cali-|j. ' -'' . fornia" gold rush ha'd gained four-: new recruits. (To Be Continued) Announcements The Courier News has been authorized lo announce Ihe following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April... Municipal Jurtge Some mushrooms are so delicate that they are to be found only between dawn and sunrise. TOO MANY CURVES There are three curves to every ile and Hedy's home is five miles i the canyon. Until now, she hns- t minded [he curves driving to mi from work. But now that she's oing to have a baby those curves "iAkc^Hcdy jfcarsick. y'Wh'v.i 'not live.' at•'., the' • studio 'hilc you're making the picture er doctor suggested. Hcdy thought, it was ;\ brilliant :tca. Next day she packed her grip, sisseil husband John Lortcr good- iy and moved into her dressing com for the duration of the pic- ure. Yon can't say that she is roughing it. though. Her M-G-M Ircssing room—living room, kitch- u and bath—compares with any n a swank apartment house. Hedy was sitting on a couch reading "Forever Amber" and minching cookie 1 ;, when we stop- icd by to say hello. "Yes," Hcdy said, "M-G-M is a very nice hotel. The foot! is good and I get Anything I want—if 1 scream loud enough." The first night, though, was little hectic. Around midnight Hcdy got up to get a glass of ice water. Soineonc had turned off the water. Half an hour later there was (i knock on the door. It was a janitor, wanting to clean up. No one had told Hcdy Lamarr was there. "But at 3 a. m. things really started to happen," Hcdy shudder' cd. A gang of laborers set up somi work Itghts outftdc Ihe drcsslii[ j room building and started to tea ip the street. Visit Us In Onr NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. dhrysle'r Dealer - Paris & Service 121 E. Main Phone 2m Dr. W. A. Taylor Veterinarian See Phone 453 At Phillips Motor Co. FARMERS We have plenty of Iron Knot- ing and Kough Cypress Ham Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. LC. Lumber C». Buy Your Winter Supply of 5 A 9 f\ i^\ ^V I i^ Q fc if S^k 9 S ^ fi ^^ WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON TOO RANK LOTSf BARKSDALE MFG. CO. BIytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 rj^Jt-M;-,?^ GUARANTEE 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Reps"'- N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 decided to go lo the sUulio cafe I 'or breakfast. She got dressed, went o the cafe and found n sign on. ;he door reading: "Open at 9 a. m." So she went back to her dressing room and fried a couple of eggs on the little gas stove In the kitchen. Since then though things have been comparatively peaceful. HOT. 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