The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1940 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 30, 1940
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL P. NORRIS, 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 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 Blytheville, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius ol 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, payaWle in advance. Minimize the Hardships Naturally, it is going to be impossible to summon hundreds of thousands of young men from civilian life into the military service without causing hardships of varying degree. But every effort ought l:o be made to minimize those hardships and hold them down to what proves absolutely necessary. For instance, this has happened many times: a young man is ordered to report, for service, and given live days' grace to clean up his affairs and cut the ties of civilian life. He quits his job, gives up his lodgings, turns over 'his business, if any, to others; .sometimes he even sells most of his clothes and possessions. . Then he reports at camp as ordered. Given a filial physical examination there, he is rejected,, and sent back to pick up what tlfreads of his civilian life he can gather together again. The New York Selective Service Administrator, Col. Arthur V. McDcrmott, has 'had to issue a warning to draft eligibles that they may be thus rejected at the induction centers, and advising them to keep this in mind in arranging their affairs, so as to avoid, so far as possible, the resulting dislocations. To begin with, employers ought to realize that this often happens, and try to keep a man's job "on ice," HO""to speak, for a few days after he is called up, so that he may resume it if he is rejected and •returned. Others similarly affected might well try to show the same, consideration. Best of all, of course, would be to give the selectee a final physical examination before he leaves the home community. Whether this is possible to arrange or not, we don't know. But it should surely, be considered, with a view to pul-ting such a system in el- i'ect if that proves practicable. If not, many of the inevitable hardships can perhaps be minimized if se- lectees themselves will guard as care- iully as they can against possible last- minute rejection, and if those associated with them in business and personal life will cooperate to the fullest possible extent Jt is likely that the selective service system, perhaps with modifications, will continue for many years. Paul G. Armstrong., .Illinois director, has been quoted as saying that in his opinion it- will continue long after 1945, when the present setup ends by law. This being the case, every effort should be made to iron out kinks in .the system so that it may function smoothly and with a minimum of dislocations and hardships for the men concerned. The Glory That Is Greece . Broken and weathered fragments though they be, the Elgin marble sculptures in the British Museum are looked upon as the embodiment in stone of all the "Glory That Was Greece." These figures, j n their battered loveliness, still had the power to turn Keats' thoughts 1 0 mortality, overwhelming him w ilh ''. . . M most, di/.zy pain. "That minglos Grecian grandeur with the rude ''Wasting O f old Time—will) billowy main— "A sun—a shadow of a magnitude." Now it has been proposed in Britain that they be returned from the museum where they have rested tor years, and restored to the pediment of the Parthenon where the hands of very great artists placed them so many years ago. Perhaps it might be a fitting gesture—and yet any glory that these marble figures could bring to Greece today would be dimmed in the glare of glory lighted by today's embattled Greek armies. Bravery—Plus */ Sheet- physical bravery i.s common enough. Even among Uie luckless Ital. ian troops in Albania and Libya there are probably plenty of men holding their-posts and dying stolidly. But "among the British there is a certain quality added, an ability to make a joke of misfortune and to greet the grimmest fate with a wry smile. British booksellers are drawing the admiration of the entire American book world by their determination 'to carry on despite fire and bomb. Their export trade, especially among antiquarians/ is encouraged by the government, because it brings" exchange to England for articles produced long ago. Stocks of some have already been dam- .aged, but their defiant" spirit is "well' shown by one who recently advertised m. poetic tone but grim spirit: •''Rumour, thou lying jade, we have not been hit. We are functioning. Our great stocks are. intact. Our buildings have not been damaged." Hard to. beat—the come off! ' grin that won't SO THEY SAY too high t.o I. have been tuning in on these iradio) commentator*. I found out that, they have a rhythm to their way of speaking, and that I can quiver to it.-Marian Miller, burlesque dancer known as the "Queen of Quiver." * _ * . *. Only the totalitarian nations arc wholly irce of labor strife in peace and war-ami they accomplish this at a price we think pay—Senator Robert P. Wagner. • * * * The distribution of intelligence is not markedly variable in any large group taken at random throughout the civilized world.—Prof. F U. Bartlctt, Cambridge. * * * Tins i.s not a world that can be saved by professional humanitarians.—Clarence Pickctt, Quaker relief worker. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COUIUER-NEWS MHMlHMiMMMH^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^rt SIDE GLANCES W BY NE* SERVICE. INC. T. M. REO. U. 8. PAT. OFF. MONDAY, DECEMBER 30," 1940 BY TOM HORNIER CHRISTMAS RUSH ChrlBtmn* n«y 1 -\vlth i'xvlu-ii u .,»| jinil « ur . ACiisr dinner, Alnrthn »<i- Jerry ttj.ju-Hr* ivorrit'il. 1|« u She's determined to beat my top score, and by the time she does I'll either be broke or own the bowline allovs v THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson NATIVES CALL THE TIGER PERSON WHO SPEAKS OF i SOON IS CHOSEN! AS A UNCLE OWNS S>,OOO ISLANDS: OUTSIDE. THE . BOLJNJDARlES- OR THE. LJ S. PROP-ER.. corn. mo PY NE» 12-30 ANSWER: At the equator. NEXT: Calendars of stone. OUT OUR WAY Blind Youth Triumphs And Becomes Lawyer OGDEN, Utah (UP)—As a. boy. Donald H. Wilkinson of Ogclen had his heart set on becoming a civil engineer. Through high school and Weber College here, he studied with that objective in mind. But .six years ago—two months after his college graduation—a splinter of steel became lodged in his eye. Complications set in. Wilkinson became blind. He had to jrive up engineering. But he wasn't "rtaunt- ed. He learned to read Braille and to operate a Braille typewriter. Wilkinson enrolled at University of California at Berkeley four and a half years ago. He was determined this time to study law. Hf; completed the usiwl. five year course in four years—writing clown instructors' lectures in Braille and studying- them by touch. His struggle for a career was rewarded when he took—and passer! —the examinations for the California bar and wa:-; sworn in as a practicini: attorney. * * * J1SIIKY MAKKS A DECISION CHAPTER IV YOU'RE not— what?" For 'the Hrst time in his life Hugh Connelly roared at his son. Jerry's knuckles whitened as he gripped the mantel. "I'm not going back to medical school, Dad. I'm through. I'm quitting." "Jerry — Jerry," his mother "Don't say such tilings. You'ro tired, upset. You've been working too hard. You can't give up now." "That's it, son," The doctor's arm wont around his lull son's shoulders, hold him. tight. "You need a rest. How about a hunting trip? I'll leave things, we'll got away for a few days. Fill you up on good food, and you'll be anxious to yot buck to work again . . ." Jerry shook his head. "Thanks, Dad. But it's no use. 1 like school. I feel swell, it's not that. It's just —well-— I'm going to be married." "What!" Hugh Connelly roared again, drowning out Mary Warde's half-stirted scream. Instantly she was on her feet. "I think you want to discuss this alone, Mrs. Connolly," she said. "If you'll excuse me—" She ran up Uio stairs. There was a long silence. The doctor left his son, standing alone before (he fireplace, and slumped in his favorite chair. "Now, Jerry, let's have the whole story. Mtiybc this can be straightened out." "Jerry, you haven't done anything—" Martha hesitated, half afraid. "No, Mother," Jerry answered tenderly. "Unless I should be n.shamed of falling in love." "It's that Valerie Parks — I hate her!" Sheila broke in. "Let's hear what Jerry has to say first, Sheila," her father commanded. "All right, Jerry, let's have it." "H is VaJ," Jerry began: "I'm in love, with her; she loves me. We want to get married. There's nothing wrong m that/is there?" "But we don't even know the girl—her family. Jerry, how can you do this to us?" Martha sobbed. "You'll love her, Mother. I can promise that. She's coming tonight. Wnit till you see her." ' "Not tonight, son/' Dr. Connelly counseled. "This has come pretty sudden to your mother and me. We'll see the girl later. "What about this sudden, decision to give up medicine? It means ending your career. Have you thought of that?" "I've thought of nothing else. I know how you've counted on my becoming a doctor, how you planned on my coming back here, working with you. But you've always promised if I decided not to be a doctor, you'd let me quit. I want to quit now." 4 * * * fpGH CONNELLY was silent,' hiding his hurt, afraid to trust his voice. "But this, «irl—this Valerie— she?; 1 Martha questioned. "The gh-Ls imvc told you she drives a big car, that she«tias a bunch of fur coals— That's irue. Her family is rich. Her father is the head of one of the biggest corporations in the state. Her mother is independently weal thy,-and Val has a large income from, a block of oil wells. "She's a wonderful girl, Mother. She's real, she's Iruo-rovbrythinc you could ask for in a daughter- in-law." lie dropped* to his knees beside Marlha, pleading. "Please try to love her, Mothcrr-for me." "I'll'try, Jerry. Bring her over tomorrow." • * • u gUT Jerry, have you considered all the angles?" Dr. Connelly interrupted. "How are you going to live? You have no money —nn inh " -no job.' "I know that, Dad. But I'll get a job. I'll drive a truck, run a filling: station. We'll get along." He was smiling now. "How about Valerie? Will she be willing to Jive like that—as the wife of a truck driver?" "Val would -live in a tent, if we could be together—she said so." Ho rose, kissed his mother, and turned to leave. "Then, it's all right? I can. tell Val you don't object?" "II you've mnde up your mind you want to quit .school—get married—your mother and J will help ail we can. If you're sure— But you'll have to earn your, own way." • ; "Don't be in too much of a hur- ry to "tell Valerie," Martha cauV tioned. "Let your father and I talk this over. Run along now, I don't want to meet her tonieht"' ' ' ' 'V: * * * . „ " JJOUHS later, when the shadows of Christmas night had closed in around them, Hugh and Martha Connelly reached a decision/Jerry ..had gone to meet Valerie, the twins had hurried off to a dance. They sat before the flre, as they had sat so many evenings before, planning the future for their children. This had not been included in that plan for Jerry, but it was a situation that must be faced. All of Hugh's hopes had been centered in his son. From the day he had bought Jerry his first book on anatomy, carefully directed his boyish study, Hugh had longed for tiie day when Jerry would come into the office, a full-fledged physician, ready to take his share of the burden. That was Hugh's dream. In Us realization, he had promised himself a rest/time to do the myriad things he had never been able to squeeze in. He and Martha could take long motor trips, he could buy thnt north wood? cabin, he could go hunting and fishing without a constant worry that someone at home was needing him. But that was selfish of him. There could be no thought of that dream now. Jerry was, as always, his first consideration. "If he is determined to do^ it, there's nothing \ve can do to stop him," Hugh said at last. "He would hate us always, if we broke up his marriage. The girl may be as lie says. We'll have to see." "But he's giving up everything —his career—he's wrecking his whole life," Martha argued. "Maybe not. His happiness is our first consideration. He might never be happy without this" girl. Now it's getting late. I have to drop in at the hospital. You go on to bed. I won't be late.", * * :* TT wns after midnight when tye - doctor returned. He left a light for Jerry, wearily climbed" tl\c stairs. He had counted so much on this son of his. Too much, perhaps. He glanced in the twins' room. Both beds were empty. He walked down the hall to his own room, winding his. watch, The sound "of someone sobbing disturbed him.' Mnrtha? No, she was asleep. The sobbing persisted. It seemed to come from the guest room. He knocked gently, then opened tha door. ; : Mary,'Warde lay across her bed, sobbing as,,if her, heart werc- broken. (To Be Continued) be ie be He's Po.slina.vltT at ;>l MOXEE. Wash. <UP) — Simon believes he is one ol youngest p-oslmastc-rs i u United stales. j-j c i. s J U . SL 24> the Ihc ==/ EXPLAIN, OH, THEM—OH, THAT-WHY, SHE USES MV STUFF TO DO HER. DIRTY WORK — .SHE SCRUBS <SUOVES AN 1 .STUFF IN TH' BATH ROOM AN I MOnCE MS' TOOTH BRUSH \S TH* OMLV. ONE WET-- WHAT WAS DOG H/MR. J.V. REC.U.S. T>A7. OfF. GET GRAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopl " ~ ~ ~ X. ^~ . v •* i 'EGAD, JASON, PLEASE DROP, WNOT 6O RVBT. MY /ER VOU ARE DOING u\ BULLV/— YOU PRESS TWESE TROUSERS/ H BETTER PUT T^, : HOPS YOU OOtfT EXPECT ] BLOWfsJUP BEPsK OF ANJY MONEY FROM Mtf BROTHER \ YOURS 1M REVERSE 1 ?*£ rrJ^f S° .^NGV TUW-; OR I'LL GWE VOU HE TAKES A PEMN Y /\ YOUR MEN f OUT Of HIS POCKET ABH ^ /PUNCH IN AOVAMCE/ UMCOLM BUNKS AT LIGHT/ s^r-^^^ \\ DOG60ME ET= { MlSTAH JAKE'S PA.MT6 ' AiM ( T GOT RUSBER. i' ^-TME BAGS A RIGHT BACK (N WWEN OEV COOLS OPP • CATION'S WASHINGTON COLUMN A ny mi ITCH CATTON Courier ^-IttWH Wellington CorroKiiowlciit WASHINGTON, Dec. 30:~-JShakc- U|> of the whole- government youth program i.s expected .soon. Out of it will come a merging of the Civilian Conservation Corp;, jinci the National Youtli Admini.struJion into otu: agency, and it may that sonic oi the functions ol' Office oi' Education will also i drawn. Both Aubrey Williams, head of N. Y. A., and J. J. Mclftucc. lu-ud oi" C. C. C.. niiiy bo replaced, ihonrrh '.vho will head the new agency isn't .known. Parallels between the work of C. C. C..rind N. Y. A. are obvious. C. C. C. ha.s approximately 1350 camjK. in which 2<>G,000 curollees arc getting training. N, Y. A. hns 500 work camps, and has additional work projects lor youths who re- j main at home. In all. its programs Civile ! LakT f:a!f> oi nhnul ' !SO '°M Vomit; men. N. Y. A. pros rams of tor most ol the varieties nf \\ork of- by C. C. C.. and in addition include a t;ood deal of training in mo;:!ranicH th:U tile C. C.C. boys do not j^ft. Both N. Y. A. and C. C. C. draw their nuolloi-.s irom relief families. Many lacl.s liavc at one time or another in both i:ronps; most ol the lads who arc rli»ible for C. C. C. an- also eligible for M. Y. A., and :-:oinciimcr, there actually ha.s been competition for the youths by the two services. In general. N. Y. A. currently -has been trying to turn out youn^ men erjuippccl to tnkc jobs in pri- f vale industry, while C. G. C. has had sSU'hUy movo of n military rii'rny 'inthcritier-, -».re krovvn ro In-! that C. C C. might wci! becosnt' a t.r.-ii'ip.p, around for many of the "speciriiisis" the growin? army nocdri— cook: ;> baker:-. t,ruck drivers, .signal corps linemen, and .-;o on. ART von ALL With mor.r of .'Jse :;;nTrMmenl fOiirrntralini; on t,hr job of ert.tini: ready lor war and destruction, you .-hould know about the ar! I v/oik Edward Bruce is doiny for your ?;ovei)i;nent. Edward Bruce i.s chief of the .section of fine Jiris of tiie P(?dcral Works Agency, and it,s his job to :^r. thai new government buildings are properly equipped with paintings, sculptures, murals and whatnot. He makes an exiling job out of it—largely because he i.s takin» ih;: cipivyl A ofi ol .Lhc word, "art" and is getting if out of fiic art and postofi'lcas, hospUnls ana court- ^ houses where ordinury folks can "njoy it. Bruce has pulled recently i.s the .set of water colors l»e got together. Uncle Sam .wtus .building n marine hospital at. Carvlllc, La. Usual procedure is to allot 1 per cent of the build.inp: cojit for decoration^. Bruce announced that, he'd pay $30 apiece for each of 300 water colors—which comes to $«JOOO—stipulating only 'that they Ijc plcpsnnt .and cheerful In tone. More than 10,000 paintings were ."Ubmlttccl in this project, of tliem by comparatively unknown iirti.sU, and most, of them extremely good. Rrucc had a committee of ranking artists pick the 300 for the hospital; then he put -the best of the remainder on exhibition in Washington, invited the public to buy them al; $30 each, and a lot of pictures have been sold. And .so, if yo.ur tax bills are bothering you unduly and . you think the government in Wash-. im-,ton i.s going to the dogs, you can get consolation out of the fact that it will go with artistic trim- :nii>Ks. o-Eds Advised Against Wearing Bright Colors NEW WILMINGTON. Pi Women should select becoming colors and not to lit the current styles, according- to a Westminster college art professor. Harold J. Brennun, head off the art department, told Westminster co-eds to observe the following don'Us: :Don't wear obvious, bright colors; .wear .subtle off-shades/ s Don't fail to look at the co'lpr of « street dress by daylight before buying it. Don't wear bright colors in large masses; wear them as accessories, such as a bracelet or a handkerchief. Don't your girl friend about your clothes unless you're sure &hc will be- frank with you. Don't forget that texture « \&~zz important as color in determUunff the kind of clothes that I6ok- well on you. The punkic. which is the smallest fly that bites man, can pass through the eye of. a needle? HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydt Lewis *" ^"^^s""^ COP*. *S>40 1Y H«A SttVICt. INC T. M. StC. U. S, PAT. Off museums into places like "And now \vc prcsciil thai roo!iii\ tootiu', ropin', shootiii* y , Cowboy Joe!" ^ : t;

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