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PAGE FOUR SLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY,-.DECEMBER -3, 1940 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H.' W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORR1S, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- "troit, Atlanta, Memphis. ^ __ ' Published Ever? Afternoon Except Sunday • • Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October, 9, 1917. '_ . Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blythevlile, 15c per week, or 65c per month. Bv mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $3.00 per year $1.50 for six months, 15c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive^ $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight. SlO.oo per year/payable in advance. ..... For the Red Cross In these days when the Red of America is seeking funds all over - the country to carry on its merciful work, people are likely to think the need is restricted because of the closing pf so much European territory to its beneficent mission. It is~ well, therefore, to point out that war relief totaling $12.^30,501 has been distributed to 10 nations. Of this sum, $7,261,489 has gone to the victims of the Nazi air attacks upon Britain. Considerable American bounty has also gone to Finland and China. The need of the Red Cross for money is great because the calls upon it are and will be increasingly great. In a world where so many values are being destroyed, America and its Red Cross are almost the last, best hope for stricken people everywhere. To give to the Red Cross is to give • to the homeless and the helpless. Uncle Sam Tackles a One The anti-trust division of the United States Department, of Justice has announced a nation-wide investigation of trade restraints which allegedly result in increased food prices to the consumer and decreased crop prices to the farmer. ..-.'.'.,. The action has been prompted, the department says, by evidence that food industries and some wholesale and retail distributors function badly. ..biking' particularly the prices for bread, milk, meat, fish, cheese and canned and fresh fruits and ^vegetables. The government claims that between 1913 and 1920 food processors and distributors-received 40 to 48 cents from every dollar spent for food by the consumer and that since then they have been getting, from 52 to 60 cents. On the other hand, the farmer who used to get from 52 to GO cents, now gets .the short end., The result to consumers- with slender . pocketbooks. is malnutrition, for the farmer'-it is often 'ruin. The government claims poor -crop prices caused one farm in four to be foreclosed between 1930 and 1936. Millions of farming people have moved to the cities. As a result of the high food prices about 45 million Americans get too little to eat, says the government. These .".millions do not necessarily suffer deficiency diseases like pellagra or scurvy, but many have chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, or such -lowered resist- OUT OUR WAY ance. that, they fall easy victims to epidemics. '' The anti-trust officials believe they can prove that many organizations stand between producer and consumer, taking unreasonable toll through illegal price-fixing schemes. The secretary-manager of the National Association of Retail Grocers and the president of the Associated Grocery Manufacturers' of America have said their organizations will welcome a sweeping investigation of all phases of the manufacture and distribution of food products. Moreover, at its recent annual meeting, the manufacturers' group adopted a resolution maintaining prices should be equitably related in each instance to production costs, ft further disapproved using the conditions resulting from the present crisis in world affairs as a means to extract unjustifiable profits from the American consumer. As the consumer wants more and better food for less cost and as Lnc farmer wants higher prices for what he raises, that almost makes it unanimous. Bombed Again Wilkinson In palmy days before the present war there was 1 -no saucier figure in Britain's House of Commons than perky little Ellen Wilkinson, member for the business-depressed town of Jarrow. She was called ''Red Ellen/; not only because- of her unruly mop of red hair, but also because she was a decided left- winger in the Labor Party. In debate she was irrepressible. There was a red flame of courage in her. That same courage inspires her now as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Hfo m c Security, a job which keeps her close to besieged London. Twice she has been bombed out of places she called home. After \he last bombing, she sent a telegram to Jarrow where the folks were expecting her: "Bombed again. Cannot come. Deeply sorrv." Laying A $ ide the Sword The sword now passes from the military scene, and with it the standby of poets seeking a good symbolism for war. and of comic artists who loved the green lieutenant getting the silly thing tangled up in his legs. The War Department has officially discontinued the use of the saber, and instruction in its use. Whether there is any plan to beat them into plowshares, we haven't been told. The simple fact remains that swords are a nuisance and no good to kill 'people with any more. If .only the poetic allusions can be abolished with them, we'll all be ahead. Instead of writing, "Amnesia lias decided to draw the sword against Insomnia/' it will be necessary to write instead. "Amnesia has pulled a gun on Insomnia." That will at. least get the simile clown to a really descriptive level as applied to current transactions in Europe and Asia. The German jjj often a moral creature—Germans nevpr.-Sir Robert Vansittari. chief diplomatic adviser, 10 the British govern men i. SIDE GLANCES COPR, WO BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. SERIAL STORY BY OREN ARNOLD COPYRIGHT. NEA SERVICE. INC- Td like to buy my husband a. pipe—do you have any Avilh non-smell attachments?" YESTERDAY! Andre Mud Lona fc'o to au upper balcony. Aacire IK more intereitted in aU coufed- «rute r M beauty tium in her work a« a *|»y. Koauie uud AV«« Nettle difference*, and Iloaiile. an- We* Nae intended coming <o the dance with him. lie hurries mvuy to uee Audrr u^ahi. He find* Girardeau on the l>al«-OM>-, Interrupt!* a kisit. Honuto. below, bear* u blow, Neea a figure tuiuUe over the low railing. * * * LONA HAS A CALLEE CHAPTER XII TpHICK privet, allowed to bunch itself artistically against the arches that formed the colonnade, saved Wesley York from serious injury and may even have saved his life. Drop from the roof there was a good 20 feet. Ronnie Bailey screamed just once—a shrill little "EE-E-EEE!" —and was running to him before Wes could scramble out of the shrubbery. Lona Montoya and Andre looked down, appalled. "I—I didn't mean to do that!" Andre called, inadequately. "It was—" "I should hope noli" Ronica said. "Did you strike him?" Wes was making a lot of noise coining out of the bush and she was reach. ing in to help him. "Wes! Are YOU —all right!" ' * "I don't know. Y-yes. Scratched and—bruised—whew!" I He spoke, tremblingly and was THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson ROADS AFTER INTERIOR COPR. 1 MO BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG- W. S. PAT. OFF. ...JL. •-.... PREHISTORIC: - -TOOTM WAS fvJOTA. ONLY TWO PRESIDENTS HAVE I DIED IN THE WHITE HOUSE, i | shaking when Ronica finally helped him out onto the open grass. "It.might have killed me. I —see here/Ronnie, I must go to him at once! I—" "No you won't! Come with me. Hurry!" "I tell you I must go to him! I was taken by surprise. No man can deliberately endanger rny life that way and I—I am not without some strength! I am an excellent swimmer. My muscles are "Oh, you men! All you think o is muscles. Come on with me Wesley York, before I use muscle tell a certain party, believe me!" Wes was glad enough to get home. The evening had been a hectic one for him, too, and even though it was still not 11 o'clock, he felt that late enough. Besides, his face was still numb and he suspected it showed discolorations. He slept poorly because his mind could find no repose. At dawn the .facial signs "were even more marked, and so he stayed inside most of the day. His mother, concerned over the "accident," gave him more attention than he needed, and on Monday he was presentable again. At noon Monday the tri-weekly Pueblo Periodico, student newspaper with a Spanish name, came out with a brief item about his fall, and Wes noted with gratitude that Ronica had also told the reporter it was an accident. But the same paper also carried this: "Ronica Bailey, transfer student from New York, Sunday flew her golden monoplane to Phoenix, Ariz., with Andre Girardeau as a guest. Mr. Girardeau, retired capitalist, is spending the autumn season at a ranch near Pueblo. He and Miss Bailey were friends in New York before the Baileys moved to New Mexico." That's all the item said. Just a little personal society brief. But it disturbed Wes York immeasur- Wednesday was his regular field day, and at 1 o'clock he was driving his old sedan out toward the Rainbow Canyon Cliff Dwellings, 12 miles from Pueblo, \yhere he was regularly doing excavation work. The road out went near the University polo field. He glanced- at a group of riders at practice, then stopped his car. From his shoulder pack he took powerful binoculars and studied the horsemen. One, he perceived instantly, was Andre Girardeau, and another was Ronnie herself. He could see her bright flash of laughter and the color of her hair and costume. Girardeau also was dressed meticulously, as usual. Morosely, Wes drove on. * * * rpHE field day wasn't very fruit*- ful mainly because Wesley • spent most of the time meditating on matters aside from work. Back home, he settled to reading. Thursday was mediocre, too; and on Friday morning from his third floor office in the administration building he saw Andre Girardeau's new coupe stop at the entry then take Ronica away. Saturday was still no better for him. By being alert he had managed not to come face to face with either Ronnie or Lona this week, the shy person he was, he on you myself. night!" * * what a found his car and Ronnie drove away with him. At the Varsity Pharmacy she bought bandage and disinfectant, telling th.e druggist that the scratches and bruises came in an accidental fall. He helped give the young man first aid. Then Ronnie drove Wes around town a bit and ended up -again at the gymnasium. "I'm leaving you now, boy friend/' she said, laconically-. "Our first date's over. .And Wes—you drive straight home. Promise?" ,!'I—all right.". ably. Plainly, in his mind, Ronnie thought a great deal of Andre Girardeau, and so regarded Andre's conduct last evening as excusable, probably because he had been drinking before coming to the dance, "Ronnie doesn't drink," Wesley murmured to himself, staring at the paper. "But this Girardeau— 'retired capitalist,' it says," There was the same old bugaboo, money. A man with money is a power. Wesley wanted but little money for himself. His salary and prospects he felt adequate to care for himself and his mother, even for a wife if ever he thought to marry some humble girl. But— * * * TJE didn't have very good lectures in class that day, and he himself realized it. He dismissed his students rather early in each period. His mind just wouldn't ge back into its groove. Tuesday wasn't much better. H spent a great deal of time alone in the library. He- saw nothing of Ronica nor of Lona Montoya save once when Lona crossed the campus several yards away. He purposely avoided meeting her. ANSWER; Right William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor nre the only two to die in the White House, but six have died in office. NEXT; \Vliy does starch stiffen clothes? "Good night. At least I haven't had any time to be bored this evening! And I've got some things to seat? Answers 1. NO. •, 2. No. .3. No. 4. Not unless it is something so small it is no trouble for him to •take with him. 5. No. Though it is nice to take flowers to a. hostess. Best "What Would You Do" so- lution—(b). vas both anxious and afraid to see he two girls, especially Ronnie. Saturday night he took his mother to* a movie. Afterward he -ead a while, then walked out alone at midnight to eat a sand- vich and coffee. Still moody, onely, he continued walking down Apache street and out onto the high semi-desert land, and when he had meditated there under the stars for an hour he started slowly x home. * * * COME vague inner yearning led ° him this time via Mescalero avenue, so that presently he was near Lona Montoya's residence. Her apartment was the west side of a duplex. It was dark, but he leaned against a tree to stare at her door as a girl-struck boy might do, and was thinking of both Lona and Ronica when Lona's door rather abruptly opened. Stillj no light shone, but a man came quietly out. Wesley's chin dropped in sur- He noted that she no longer used her crutch. Without it she j walked with infinite grace. prise. He recognized the figure at once. Silently he watched while Andre Girardeau crossed the street, walked a block, got in his shiny new coupe parked there and drove away. y. '• Then Wes stretched his wrist to catch the moonlight. His wak-h showed 1:20 in the morning. (To Be Continued) Vice Wood; 6N5, Dale Byrd; 617. Willard Warren ^Glover; 618. Homer G. Rakefitraw; 619, Fred Dee Boggs; 620. Willie Hopkins n: 621. Jame-'; Othar Hall: 622. Alonzo Ray Morris; 623. Thomas Edward Franklin Williams; 624, James Al- ferci Clark; 625. Benjamin Prank Gilmorc. Mind Your Manners to him when he is at your house , so that he will have to carry it ! home? j 5. When you HIT invited to rtin- __ B _ I _^_ I ner is it necessary to lake flowers j jj " ' — or some other gift to your hostess? • 1. Ls it good manners to whisper! What would you do if— t A couple behind you are whisper- Selectivc Service «Editor's Note: Below is published a list of registrants <tb they are sent questionnaires by Mississippi county's three draft Boards. Earlier groups have already been published in their order number and others will i follow.* ever, is the deep yellow color of the sodium rays, which have been used extensively for highway light- in a movie? 2. If it. is impossible !o keep a small child from talking in a movie, .should his parents take him to movies? IJoard A 400. Oils Cleo Warren: -HO, Or- Burlev it good manners to e:U. when walking along thr 3. Ts candy st.rrct? 1 Tf you borrow some!hint; from » friend, should you r:ivo it ing loud enough so thai, you miss j ville Maxwell; 411. Harvy Hurley sonic of the dialectic of a movie— I Alfovd: 412. James Edward Wills n: " <a> Turn around and glare at 1 413. M. M. Mathew.s n. 414 Rich- thcm so thai they will know i ^ n; ,? 15 ' J? cr . Dcrt If? they are disturbing von? Brackin; 416. Arthur Davis n: 41, • s ' Rovmoncl Lee Reed: 418. Clifford (b) Just hope that they will get too interested in the picture Home Blackout Sought Without Using Shades SCHENECTADY; N. Y. «.UP) — The blacking out of a city for air raid protection without pulling down a window- shade is possible by use of lighting; experiments being conducted here. By pitting one color light against another in the window glass scientists hope to neutralize or "black oul" the rays so they are invisible, or nearly so. from (he other nide of the window. A combination of blue-painted windows and sodium lighting in the home or factory Ls one answer to the problem. Windows treated with (he special blue dye admit daylight but do not admit sodium vapor light rays, the researchers said. A strong disadvantage, hcw- Army Entrance Fails Despite Hearty Meal i HARTFORD. Conn, i UP)—Eight pounds is keeping Joseph Ying. Chinese laundryman. from joining the army. Ying. 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 102 pounds, wanted to be with the first contingent of con- ( scriplipn volunteers. When he of- r fered himself at the recruiting .sta- . tion. a doctor told him he was three pounds under-wei?ht. Ying went home, packed Ivmself full ol rice, oatmeal, bananas and milk. Uttle; 419. William Wait us Garret r. after a while to whisper and I 420. Herman Strong n. • t f\-\ T w. ™_ TT^. ..,t »» . A • if they don't find another A WH\P IS TOO GOOD FOR THEM-- A TRAP ON THEIR. NOSE IS WHAT THEV OUGHT TO GET/ THIS MUSHRAT DON'T PAY - - WE'RE. BANKR.UPT RIGHT NOW-THAT'S OUR. LAST TRAP/ WHIP BEHIND THE WAITING By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople and returned the next day carrying an extra three and onr-rjmripr pounds. But his ambition was biased again. The doctor, it seemed.'had made a mistake. The minimum, weight of 105 pounds was for rf- cruit.s 5 feet tall. Tn Vine's rase, f.he minimum was 113 pounds. Yintr. disappointed, 'promised <o return again when he could m:vke !he grade. , MV.' WMKT COULD BE TEfv\PCRAey PARALYSIS IMDUC 3V M.V6TER1A COULO BE OPTM5 MUST 60 TO HOSPITAL POP. OB6ERVA ER CALL l MKYBE J) RUBQER-JHE'D P OREO ^A MORE AT CARRIAGE,yf MON\E BUSTER/ )>> PATROL I—"I I LlMEV NMGWT TO 6L/XST/ 421, Horace Ford n: 422. Ira B. Logans n: 423. Logan Edward Perkins: 424. George Harley Hcnson: 425. Curtis William Nelson: 426. Harley Lester Kjng: 427. Tom Jr Galloway n; 428. William Frank Hill; 420. Robert Wiley n: 430. Benjamin Franklin Slaten: 431. William EllLs; 432. Tom Boltien Jr. n. Board B 576. Russell' August Barrett; 577. Jnme.s Leonard Martin; .778, William Howard Taylor n:" 579. James Cleggett n; n80." Herman Charles Hart; 581. James Franklin Harmon; 582. Sidney Burette Evans; 583. Jim Barksdale O'Ncal: -^4. Hartford Sr.tlon; 585. Jessie Tomis Morris; 586. Velpo Bcc Grain; 537. Tom Mick Wright. 588, Claude Van Bunn; 589, Em- 1 mctt Wayne Vanclavecr; 590. J. D. Tinsley; 591. William Brooker Nichols; 592. Carl Lcdford; 593, James William Carrcll; 5P4. George Milton Morgan: 595. Paul Thomas irhort; 53G. Joseph Artmrr omun; 507. William Ncah Carter; 598. Omer Sylvester Schultz: 599. George Elliott; 600. James Detroit Bvackln. eoi, Evercttn Lrvell Maiiscll; GO- Rush ton Emmett Davis; 603. Warren Kennedy n: 604, Olie Dar i Hathcock; 605. A. B. Lewis n: COS, James Lee Bearden; 607. Henry Thomas Lei.^; 608. Jess Robert/ Lett; 609. Mack McKinlcy Grant n; 610. Eugene D. Hodge; 611- Hertert Lee Bca.sloy: 012. Carl F.lbcrt Morris. 613. George Eugene Worrell; CM, Newton Wilson Rose; 615, .. John By Clyde Lewis COfR. 1T11 «Y HE* JlnVICt. INC. T. M. UG U. S. TAT. Orr "0. K., General—a captaincy or nothing!"

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