The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 15, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 15, 1940
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FACE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.); COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE CQOR1ER NEWS CO. x."* ^k: W:-HAINES, Publisher ; \ J. ; GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor ; -SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Advertising Manager , -Sote • National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit," Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday * Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. 'Served by the United Pres* "•' "" ' , SUBSCRIPTION RATES • By carrier In the City of Blytheville, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 -per year, payable in advance. ' Make the Most of the Draft Nobody is likely to urge that the military training camps now being established be turned into schoolroon^. The primary job of these young men is to learn to be soldiers capable of ' defending their country. Nevertheless it seems likely thai a great deal of good can be accomplished by certain training courses only indirectly connected with national defense. Henry I. Harriman recently told ..the New Jersey Educational Association that the army should at least provide "a program of remedial instruction in reading .for that considerable portion . of clrafted men who will be found functionally illiterate.- 13 He proposed further* practical mechanical training, and other practical instruction. Just about, all the education there is in Russia came about through schooling drafted men in the army. The coum try had few schools, and the army was the best bet for hammering in a little, education. Our case is not like that, , but a great deal of good may be done in plugging the gaps in our educational system If the most is made of the op- portimity offered by the new army r . - drafts. Out in the Cold < -Left quite literally "out in the'cpUr -", V failure of Congress to back..up their -\' South Polaiiexpedition, 59 .me"n ; .voivthe' A 'ice-of Little'"America await transport back to the ; United States. Congressional funds for continuing the Byrd expedition were refused during the current fiscal, y ear on" the' ground that war-conditions made the \vork inappropriate. -When the Byrd-men finish the sledge and airplane trips of geographic and geologic exploration and then quickly determine whether perhaps it is worth continuing. The richest country in the world, at peace, -'may abandon such work after deciding that it is not worth while, but not through sheer neglect. Imaginary Barriers Jascha Heifetz, the violinist, said a - very sensible thing the other dav He was just hack .from a ap.OOimilV concert trip through South America - '"' It is plain silly to say 'that we can understand our Latin-American neighbors, or that they can't under, *tand us, he said. "I think it's a pe- iousformof-propaganaa, - thi, - the e « d OUR WAY • ences' between North and South America.'* , ;, ; " : V - :: .:. ; i : ". .'.'.' - . -•.•'"• Heifetz, a citizen 6f the world, has found that directly and simply approached, people iri .South America are "simpatico," just #s everywhere, and he regrets that talk of mysterious mis?- understandings is possibly preventing' young American''men. from going south to take hold of work that urgently needs them, thus serving both the Americas at once. A little less emphasis, please, on our differences—a little ynore on our similarities of all. mankind. " FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1940 Ic tfiic column of editorials from other oewtpapen do* aoc necessarily mean endorsement but is tn acknowledgment ol ua- tenct to the «ubject< If Judges Made Appointments To Offiee : .'•••'• / • > The 1939 legislative, act to separate the oilices of pq.ijnty .sheriff and collector was invalidated by the Supreme Court,, but. the merits of this plan are "not affected by the court's decision aga.inst the method of appointment that was provided. . . • .•_•.- ..,'•• p ~ ' In a well-meant .effort to take the tax collector's office put of politics the act "provided that the collector should be named b,y 'he three circuit judges, the chancellor and the county pudge. It is natural to' turn to judges for a non-political "appointment,, or for other non-political duty, because ."Judges are farmer removed from politics than. .any other elective officials are. -The Pulaski county act \yas' voided because it assigned iuv executive, duty to the judicial branch. But irrespective of the constitutional bar, it should be clear that if judges were to appoint public officials the result would be to bring the judges into politics. Under the 1939 act, the appointive position 01 collector would have been a $5,000 job with a five-year tenure, by far the most desirable or all courthouse positions. As the Supreme COUI-D suggested in Us opinion invalidating- the act, most ' people who apply for public office have the backing of .influential friends who could no.c be expected to "circumscribe their activities" merely because the appointing power was in judicial instead of executive hands. " Judges should not be subjected to the hand of solicitation- and pressure that always develops when a number of aspirants are seeking a desirable appointive position; • But the importance •. of :the ^Supreme Court's, ruling. goes beyorid this one case and this one 'office; if the practice '01 filling positions .by -judicial appointment in order to keep them out of politics once gained a foothold, where would -it stop? —Arkansas Gazette. SO THEY SAY Our chief peril is the man who measures greatness by the pocketbook.— Dr. Frank Kingdon, New York Aid-the- Allies advocate. :'. There is no question .that "flesh-ancl-bloocT drama is staging, successfully, a comeback wun a vengeance,—Philip W. Rice, dramatist. * * * Nothing can touch America if it has unity: nobody can harm it. if its psople stand together.—Richard L. Strout, political reporter. «'"»;.* Whether contemporary democracy can survive, will depend entirely'on its leadership ana the intelligence of the people who follow it.— Dr. Robert J. Kerner, University of C.aliiornia history professor. * * . * « The freedom we have enjoyed in this country is worth it. If they need-me I'll .serve alone with the boys.—Dan Will, Iowa farmer, lather of three sons who enlisted. SIDE GLANCES • . •» ^•*J|r«NV'»*" •. - '* ttf\«*r • . ';'*"~--^ „ COPB. IMP BY NEA SERWCE. INC. T. M. KEG, u SERIAL STORY BY W. H. PEARS GOAL TO GO COPYRIGHT. 1940, NEA SERVICE. tNC, YESTERDAY: BM> effort* to arouae the • ** voice ut'the'yeojita" IM ttUCC£M>»£tllf 1$U4!&£ Kt? tltf 21 cllilJ1CC"' tu *liim lila movies to thv Hoard" member*. He explain* tbat lite team JIMS uhiliif, lat-ku cunitdencu uiKl *i>irit. Tlirti; bouril MJCJ ' , are ii)n,rt-ss t! «l. I'*;«kiii counters: "How can you inspire hoys vilu-n ° * < store, "I heard your story and the deer did, tuo—so we might as go home!" HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis HH« IY NU SMVICI. INC T M. US. U. S. FAT. Off "We're sure heating the army on enlistments since \ve ^^^^^ put Minnie pn the job!" NYA Training; JProiect *'•••' O : J . ' Sought For This Couniy CHAPTER X JJACK at Peskin's drug Helen and Drowsy r ._. T _ eagerly for news. Drowsy fidgeted behind the counter; Helen played with the cracked ice in her coke. As Bill came slowly through the door, they rushed at him. - -^'What's.the news, kid?" Drowsy demanded. - • - - •- • "Oh; Bill, is :if good?" Helen asked. ••••. : -... .;. • ••; ;;.' - , '. "I don't know," Bill said gloomily. "But I'm afraid' not/' He told them about the meeting. "Mr. Skeltpn • wasn't so bad,"but old Peskin's'still sore as a'boiled owl. Gosh, I wish -I'd let Buliethead knock the tar out of me!" 'Helen looked at the clock. It was nearly 10. "I'm-awfully nervous, Bill." "Just" the -.same,''I'm glad you're here," Bill said.'""I'll mix up some cokes." Drowsy moved to let him .behind the fountain'. . They sat in silence, sipping their drinks. Each time the door opened they jumped. In.-a daze, Bill waited, on customers. He made the wrong change twice' and put cherry syrup in a chocolate soda. A loud, familiar voice broke in on Bill's thoughts. Builethead Peskin swaggered into the store with Dot Skelton. She'froze Bill and his friends with a haughty glance. Builethead hammered on the table and made himself generally obnoxious. But tonight Bill could not be baited. He waited on them quietly, making no retort to their jibes. : Helen's eyes 'blazed:- "They ought to be ashamed to treat Bill like that!" ' Drowsy said, "Look, Helen, here comes Peskin now! J. Conrad is with him.".. The two men strode importantly into .the store, joining Dot and Builethead at their table. Julius Peskin's .dour,face was as close to a smile as it ever came. He jerked his finger at Bill. "Two chocolate sodas," he ordered, turning a magnanimou; smile on Skelton. "This is my treat." ..'..": "Thank you," J. Conrad Skelton 'said pompously. "All that talkin; has made my throat dry.'!...,,.. . "Why don't they say " some thing?" Drowsy whispered. "Why do they want to make Bill suffer? Tl-2 /our t a Heed in low tones Peskin Loses a Bout When the Sack Bandit Meets a Flying Tackle drank leisur.ely. Several times Builethead smirked in Bill's direction. JT was the toughest 15 minutes Bill* ever had spent. He was pretty sure they had decided jgainst Buck, but until they spoke here was still a chance. He moved about the fountain his mouth cotton-dry, his hands" shak- *.ng a little. Presently .Skelton cleared his throat. "Mentor, will you step over-here, please?" The distance seemed like a mile. Bill was' conscious of the tense faces of Helen and Drowsy, of the ill-concealed triumph in" Bullet- head's grin. He knew what was :oming; he stood erect, bracing himself for it. "My boy," Skelton said, "you and your father gave a good show. We on the board appreciate' the :fTort expended." Skelton continued: "Several members were favorably impressed. I myself feel -that your father is capable. However, in view of certain past actions of your own, opposition to the appointment was encountered." Drowsy Peters emitted a snort. Bill's jaw went hard-'as he asked, "Does that. mean, Mr. Skelton that Buck won't be hired?" f "I'm afraid, Mentor, it—" . * * * TTIS words dropped into a mean- A ingless quaver-of sound. Bill saw the fear in Skelton's eyes anc followed his gaze. A man stood in the doorway. Big and bulky, his face was hidden by a burlap sack with, holes cut in. it. He held a pistol.' "Reach high,"; he commanded harshly. "This is a stick-up." Bill's first thought was of Helen, but the sack bandit's attention was fixed on the adults. .Speechless the two pillars of the board raisec their hands. Dot's face was creamy with fright. "You!" The man jerked his gun at Bill. "Empty the till." "M-my money," Julius Peskin wailed. "Shut up! Hurry, kid." Bill -moved toward the cash register. There was nearly a hundred dollars in' the drawer. He tried to" thi iik of something. to do •but his mind b3ankSKe;f ambled with the money. : _•> •. ,..-..: "Quit stalling, kid," the bandi growled, "or someone's liable to get hurt." There was an instant's silence n which Bill could hear the bandit's heavy breathing. Then the ;ilence was broken by a- strange ;ound. It was like the sobbing note of a harmonica. Bill shot a glance over- his shoulder. He saw Dot Skelton ump to her feet, her mouth open ii terror. The bandit whirled on ler with a snarL, His trigger finger tightened. Bill crouched, the money in his land raining to the floor. Then .ie drove forward in a flying :ackle. The bandit turned too late. Sill caught him hard and low. The gun, jarred from his hand, went clattering across the floor. Steel fingers closed around Bill's throat, (Gasping, the boy rammed lis fist into the bandit's stomach, out tlie fingers pressed relentlessly. As the room began to swim before his eyes. Bill heard a bony thud. The fingers relaxed. * * * "DILL shook his head to clear it. He saw Drowsy Peters, still clutching the jagged neck of ^ broken bottle, looking down at'the bandit, who lay senseless in a pool of rubbing alcohol. ''P-did I kill him?" Drowsy asked weakly. . Bill hugged his friend. -'You were swell, Drowsy," he choked. "That guy almost had me." With a grin of admiration, both boys turned toward the rear of the store. Helen Welch was .at the telephone calling the police. "That's keeping your head," Bill called to her. A squad car arrived promptly. Julius'Peskin sulkily 'refused"to answer questions, but J. Conrad Skelton surprised . Bill with his statement to the p'olice: . "These boys deserve credit. -They were just as frightened as we were, but, unlike ourselves, acted in spite of their fear." When the police had gone, Bill began to sweep up the broken glass. Skelton and Feskin were in a huddle at the rear of the store. Finally Bill heard Skelton say emphatically: . "I must go against you, Julius. Young Mentor saved my daughter's life. You can't tell me that a boy who .acts that bravely is a bully. I don't propose to insult him by offering money. There is but • one way to repay the boy, and I intend .to take it!" . Skeltpn crossed the store -with brisk steps. His pomposity had vanished for the moment He took Bill's arm.. - ''.'•" "You're a :brave lad," he said .kindly. "You, can forget what.I said . before • that'" bandiV entered. I'll drop in and have a talk with your father tomorrow morning.", (To Be Continued) A- National Youth Administration training- project for girls and young women is being sought Cor Blytheville and surrounding secUor by the'Chamber of Ccmmerer fo'- lowing the recent exhibit at the Mississippi County Pair which cre : - ated such widespread interest. If such a project can be .secured for this section, young women and girls of .low income families will' be taught,' to sew. .weave, make handcraft articles, cook,' care for children, and keep house in one of the -best programs of 'this kind ever- inaugurated, in the opinion o c those who saw'the display of the BatesyiI!e,*Ark.. exhibit at the fair Experts in their lines who /SOFA SOLDIERS/HA-HA- /TH'LACE LEGION/yOU GUVSLL NEVER. HAVE TO \ WALLOW THRU SEAS OF MUD, BARB AM' MACHINE GUN BULLETS, OR. SLEEP N PUDDLES UKE US GUVS DID-- PLEASE JT ,SAY SOLDIERIN'- CAMRN-TRtP/ WORSE— BECAUSE A BOMB DROPPED WAD BECAUSE .ON A GUV IM ALL THEY WONT HAVE TO GO THRU WHAT WE DID IN W18--THEYU- PROB'LV GO THRU THAT MISER.V HE WAS IN WOULDN'T BE HALF AS BAD AS ONE DROPPED iON A GUY IN' ALL TH* LUXURV HE THINKS THEY'RE BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS By J. R. Williams OUR BOAEDEVG HOUSE was perfect and the booth was constantly surrounded daily by 'men •^pmen and children. All were fascinated by the weaving looms man- ipul.ated by two younj women whc freely discussed methods 6'f'weaving- »%nd 'other matters of the N/~Y. A project at Batesville. examples 'of which were in the booth. While the resident training project for girls at BatesvlllB is slightly 'different from the project antici- : pated for Blytheville. because the -students live at the dormitorv while here . they would probably "live at home and work only during certair days, at least in the beginning, the program would he similar. Students would bo paid m oiler 3 f wages while they were being taught Major Hoopie ALL RIGHT, NOU GpM& UP IDEA POR BRftNWS BY REWOTE CONTROL/ SO WHAT? 6O VOU'eOTO A BACKER AND HE TURM& 'JDUOOWN A **R KNOW A6PL3T S ME W E1 LL CAD| T ALIZE STOdK OP THE STOCK if- • CCf R. 1*0 BY NC* SEBVttt; isc. T. M. EEC. U. S. PAT. Of t.J the art of weaving, now widespread in ' popularity in'this country be- ( cause of lack of imports from] European countries, sewing-, and '.vind red arts or" the, home. While weaving sounds very complicated, it. is • said .that the students learn rapidly and the. hand- .ome ,,drapsries, bed '£.;eads, coyer- *ets. luncheon .sets, towels ana rugs :n display were striking examples of what has been done by the students at Batesville. The articles were not "homemade looking" bur were smart in design ind material and woven without a. -law. Almost every one who saw che work (wanted-to purchase som_2 articles but there .is a rule, that only tax-paying institutions may purchase these articles which arc .nade for such groups at no cost 2xcept for materials. : Since the school was opened two years ago ai Batesville/'' the lib student-, have made 4,181 double mattress ticks, 1,500 toys for. under privileged children.' 41C 'single mat- cresses, ticks' and covers, 419 quilts and comforts. 1,985 sheets, "thr jame number of pillow cases and almost as many pillows. 41.10' dish towels. 12,000 swabs, bandages .and. applicators, -repaired 300 garments, repaired 300 library bo:^; and magazines, and in • smaller quantities, fashioned bod spreads coverlets, dresser .'sets, -draperies .table rloths. napkins, ironing board covers, luncheon sets, samplers, slip covers, aprons, flags, costumes uniforms, shower . curtains , and various other articles in the sewing line. In addition tc sewing. and weav- JQS, they have made nursery furniture, k;nUmg bag handles, wooden book ends, indoor and outdoor games, tennis nets, designs.for toys ^ and rugs, rug frames, weaving loom 1 heddks and other equrpmsnt ' placques. scrap books, redecorated furniture o.nd the like, most of . which were exemplified in the booth here. . - - . ; .The N. Y. A. boys make the tv\'c I types of looms used in the weaving i and c?,her wood work - ussd by the " Is'.in then- projects. Taese couid .be madq in the N. -i'. A. shop for .bovs already functioning here, it has been pointed out. • Besides providing another payroll fp£: the • city, the" instruction's tc hundreds of young worn en "ji" •mase them eventual better, wive? and mothers by giving thsm an opportunity to improve themselves ;n many wnys'. it is the'belief' of' the sponsors. Tae Batesville project, which i: the only full-time project of its kind now in operation in Arkansas is headed by Mrs. olive E. Matthews who spent some time here during the fair. Mrs. M?itthews and Mrs. ^An'reci WHson an-anged lhe_ exhibit and their entiiusiasin for their r project, \vas an' in'cenlive" i'or those in Blytheville''talking with them to want such a "school" for this city. . • They not only" superintend the project, they instill into the young enrollees the desire. Lo improve themselves so that they will show increased '•efficiency in home management, improved educatioj.i an* a knowledge of better citizenship so as to become leaders for ? more abundant life. Virus Use Suggested j In Defense Program I PHILADELPHIA- (UP)—The use i of virus, generally considered an (enemy of mankind, hasbee'n sugr jgest.ed to aid in the national defense program. It was pointed out that the vims which causes .tobacco mosaic could be used in designing faster ships, attaining more accurate shellfire,/ and speedier torpedoes. The virus'' itself is invisible, but in water has ;-| the strange faculty' ; of making >; visible details of flow, around an i object. ' ' •' The suggestion was made by Dr. Wendell M. .Stanley of the Rocke- * feller Institute for Medical Re-' search at Princeton, N. J.. who • presented a report on the ^properties of viruses at the University of '•( Pennsylvania Bicentennial con-- : ' ference. : Spills A Fortune In Checks . LOiRAIN, O. (UP)—A mail pouch thrown here from a fast train, fell! under the wheels and split open. scattering $75,000 in checks. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson 1 CHEETAH", _^^Bt^AAg^. ) V.^_J _ '.N'EXX; Do all deer shed'their auUcrs

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