The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 1, 1941 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 1, 1941
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 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 61 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. Another Year of Wonders In the days when it was- still fashionable to toss Latin phrases into writing lo show the author's versatility, they used to call such a year as t s he one just passed "Annus Mirabilis," the ''wonderful year." The poet Dryden popularized the phrase by his poem ot that title on the year 1666, which was such a time for England, crowded with great events, the great fire of London, 1 the defeat of the Dutch fleet, and a shower o.f others. By any such standard, 1940 was certainly such a year. Free nations fell like ten-pins, and a vast world war found a growing number of people locked in bloody combat from Chung- king to Athens. To prophesy of the year to come would be fun, but it would be dishonest. What will happen during the next 12 months we do not know. All we know is that events of the greatest gravity are in the making. We know _ that two worlds are at war (we have that on no less an authority than Hitler himself) and we know that even during the year, one or the other may become triumphant. In years past it has been our fate to read in the history books of those tremendous periods Avlien the world was in flux . . . when the Asiatic'in- vasions of Europe,were finally hurled back . . . when the Roman Empire at last fell prey to the northern barbarians .. - - when'the Moors were driven from Spain'.,. when,Napoleon's name became a charm to frighten the children of a continent.' "And always we wondered: what must it have been like to live i n sue h drifting, dangerous days? Well, now we know. We, too, live in just such a time. We know what" life is when humanity has launched mighty events, like men who open a dike to the sea only to be swept away on the tide of their own making. To a. child, every new day .is as if the world had begun again. The child grows, and begins to think in terms of weeks, of months, then o.f years. But man, with his short span, never grows so old that a year loses significance. To. the oldest man or woman, the dawn of a new year has a certain fascination. After .all, these pages are clean, they have not yet been neatly lined with constructive deeds or splotched with destruction. Both the. good and the evil remain to be recorded. Let the auspices be never so dark and menacing, we cannot be sure. The ' evils so clearly presaged may never happen at all; there may be on anv of those white'day-pages good and happy things which have failed to cast any shadow before them. Such is the fascination of the new year, such is its ever-recurring hope: May we meet the good with thankfulness, the evil with courage, and all with- the grace to play our part well. And so—Happy New Year! Honest Intentions, Act, Not Enough? One of the most penetrating comments we have read for many-a day on today's world came out of a Panama newspaper the other day. The editor was discussing North American relations with Central and South America, and the manner in which Axis propaganda is trying to undermine every step that is taken to increase good will. • The United Slates, he believes, "will make no headway if it depends only on the honesty of its acts, the sanity of its intentions,;and the integrity of its attitude being correctly interpreted, because the enemy may always be trusted to act so as to distort and disfigure every act so as to discredit the.United States and further its 'own ends." Well, there you have it. Honest acts, sane intentions, integrity of attitude- all vain without a propaganda which will persuade people that they are really such, a propaganda outweighing the other fellow's insistence that it is otherwise. This takes a pretty pessimistic view, not only of the situation, but of human nature itself. The United States has never in its history been less imperialistic toward the countries to the south. There is considerable faith here that in the long run the solid demonstrations of action, the repeated manifestations in concrete form of genuine good will, are certain 'to prevail. At any given moment, Nazi, Fascist, and Falangist propaganda in the Latin countries can whip up a certain amount of anti-Yankee sentiment. But if we build soiidly, increasing trade on lines that prove mutually profitable,-if we increase cultural contacts and learn mu- tuaKresp'ect for-each 'other's-'ways-if living, if we develop increasing good will in fact, we shall ride through many propaganda squalls. That is jiot to say that the United States could not do vastly more in presenting its point of view to South and Central America. It.could, and it should. But to ape the German, Italian, Spanish, or Japanese m e t h o d s would be fatal. There is good reason to believe that many of the southern countries are fed up with the deluge of- propaganda showered upon thorn from abroad. . . Honest acts, sane intentions, integrity of attitude will in the long run prevail, provided that we add to (hem every reasonable opportunity to hilvc them understood. The only reason in God's 1 ;un i,f this organization is Lo keep this country out of war.—William Allen White of UK; Aid the Allies committee. We have no hatred for them as people nor contempt for them as soldiers, however muCh we may feel those -sentiments for .their present rulers.—London Times on the Italian defeats. COPR. mi BY NM SERVICE. (MC. T. M. REG. 0. S. PAT. OFF 'I remember wlicn we helped lo make a liltcr like this— instead of having lo dean it up." "^-''*—*""" HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydt Lewis CO". 1941 tY NEA SIKVICI. INC T. M. |[G. U. S. HCT. Off. "Now don't let me sleep a wink ai'lcr 8 o'clock, Sargc- at home I'm'always up with Ihc chickens!"' The Editor's Letter Box OUT OUR WAY December !!U, 11)-10. Blytheville Courier News Blytheville. Ark. Gentlemen: T am talcing, this method of thanking the officers and jiood citizens of this County anrl Dis- ( trict for the splendid co-operation j they have given me as their Pros,- ccuting Attorney. Without their ' help the Prosecuting Attorney can accomplish very little, ancl I feel deeply indebted to all of these good people for their, loyally and .support in the performance of my duties. I want to thank the ncw.spaper.s of this district, for their line co- operation. I feel very grateful to them for the fair mid imparLiiil manner in which they have pub- licised matters eonceroinf; crime and law enforcement. The papers are supposed to express the crystallized thought of the people in their respective communities, awl they i:;m bo urea I factors in molding public sentiment against crime, ancl for law enforcement, and I feel that, the papers have performed 1-hU .service nobly. I am to be succeeded in office by a One young tmm who i$ noxious to give you thr greatest, measure of public service, and 1 would like to insist that all ol you cooperate with him to the fullest extent in the performance of his duties as your Prosecuting Attorney. ftc';pcr:tfully yours, BRUCE IVY. Rraci Courier News \\uni ; «j.s. URN CUT GUARD/ HE DID THAT \ / TO BU»LD FINE -- NOW.AS V GUARD WAS „ MAkTE MORE PROMOTIONS BECAUSE WE WOULDN'T HAVE ENOUGH PRIVATES TO -TO — NO PROMOTION^ "" WIN --THIS IS j BUT ^ GUARD HOUSE—A JAIL' CASE WE LOSE . THIS \S SWELL- / SO WE'LL BE WE CAN GO / USED TO IT DOWN, BUT /I IF A DICTATOR LICK9 US/ FREPAR1M5 FOR THE By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with MajorHoople _D A^ V TMI5 AlM'T ^ <^f AW"7"'"»/«, ~ ~ -— -yr—-^ --•--? _____ OLiqp' \TPAIMIM' T/) ! v%. AV%J <-MON>GLkOSTOUE.'-^ S^V rr ^ZZ22222( r~\ mcm-^,c >NH.-I- ^^^ AV^j C j'v^^iNj tei.w.u'cuoNfc: ^>-^> •<%, AVT&R. Mt suo\v : " I'LL 1% DOU&H/VOU BUMP .^> I'LL GRftB HIS'DOUGH/ OFF/ tl -^x~ AW/ CUT OUT iTUEMUSW WEDNESDAY, JANUARY BLYTHEVfLLE (ARK.y COURIER NEWS CHRISTMAS RUSH fffrt'^jX- •*'*\ DR. CONNELLY'S SURI'RISK CHAPTER VI J-pGH CONNELLY found op* < ' portuuily, at breakfast, to tell his wife of his conversation with , Mary Wardc. It was no betrayal of Mary's confidences 1 . Ho knew that the girl realized that Martha would know eventually, jf she hadn't guessed already, that Mary loved Jerry. There could be no secrets from Martha. "I don't know why he has to Tall in love with this Volurie," MarUm said for the filth time, "if it were Mary, she'd have sense •enough not to let him ruin his career—" "Let's not pass judgment on the girl before we see her," Hugh cautioned. "She may be everything- Jerry says she is. Muvy tells me she is sweet, decidedly attractive. We have to give the girl a chance." "But if she really loves Jerry, she should be willing to wait. What's two years? 1 waited three Xor you." "The situation was different I hen, my darling," her husband laughed. "You would have been awfully hungry, going practically without food those first years after I left medical school. Things are different now. "These young people have an entirely new outlook on life, now problems to meet. We can't sny what was right for us is right for them. Don't forget, too, thai Valerie has money of her own." "You don't: think Jerry would ever—" Martha was angered at the thought. "I hope my son will never live on his wife's money," Hugh agreed. "But that's up to Jerry. It is his life, and his to live as he wants to. You and -I are getting old, Martha. Our children, arc growing up. We can't run their lives Cor them forever. They have to stand cm their own two i'eet. "We've given them all wo can in a home, in education, in training to be honest, good men and women. The rest of their lives is entirely up to each one of them." He bent to kiss her goodby. "I've got a busy day.ahead of me, nnd. so have you. Everything should be perfect for this 'an uounccmcnt party 1 tonight, dales for Sheila and Kathleen. No We to the want Mary there, too. As Valerie's sorority sister, she has every rich! 4 " be included. "It's up to you, Martha, to keep o twins in line. Let's not condemn Valerie without giving hei a chnnec. See you at dinner." Martha finished her cottco slowly after the doctor had gone. Hugh was right, she knew. Hugh was always right. * * IT was not easy to dislike Valeric after you met her. Her blond beauty, her undeniable charm were major assets. And she was doing her best in an uncomfortable position, Martha could sec trying- to make Jerry's family like her. True, she was inclined to be the center of attraction, she demanded attention and got it anywhere she might be. But that, too, was her privilege, the just due of every strikingly beautiful girl. Bespito her determination to dislike the girl, Martha found herself half approving Jerry's choice. They would make a striking: couple—this tall, smilina man-son of hers, so like the Hugh Connelly she had loved so many years, and this small, utterly feminine creature. But a single doubt lingered—coulct Valerie, would Valerie bear up under the trials which every doctor's wife must snare? The doctor seemed entirely won over. _ He had apparently accepted Valerie without reservation, welcoming: her into her future place m the family circle. His voice came to Martha now, as the dinner ended. "I think'n toast to the future bride and groom is in order," Hugh was saying. "Then I have a surprise for you." Martha sipped the wsuo without tasting it, her eyes roving nround the inble. She had expected Mary to ask to be left out of the party, but here she was, pushing Valeric into the spotlight at every opportunity, leading the conversation into channels- where Valerie could shine—in small talk about new plays books—giving Valerie every chance lo show to best advantage. Martha wondered if she herself would have been as generous. The twins had accepted Jerry's choice, too. As always, everything Big Brother Jerry did must be nght, and if they bore any animosity lownrrt the newcomer, they carefully concealed it. • "Let's have coltcc. around the fire, Martha heard herself saying. Then we can hear about this big surprise your father has ; lo tell us." *fi H 1 ty "IT'S really not us big H surprise as I may have made it sound," World's Fair Home Exhibit Showed Laiest Building Trend doctor began. "You know,' Valerie and Jerry, this decision of yours came rather sudden—Jerry leaving school and all that. "To end the suspense, the surprise is just this—Jerry has a job Not much of a job, of course, at, flrst, but it will pay enough for you to live on here in town. , % " - , "I was telling John, down at the drug store, about you today-, Jerry, and he wants you to go to work lor him again. You'll be a clerk out in front at first, of course, just as you were during the summer^ you' worked for him before. But he'll pay you more now. Start at $25 a week." - _ < ' 1 "What?" Valerie gasped. "Twenty-five—" r .;. But Jerry cut for short "That's swell, Dad. We can get by on that fine." "John will give you a raise in : a couple of months or so, as soon as you get into' the swing of things And he'll give you a chance to get m some time behind the case, too so that you'll get better acquainted with drugs. With your knowledge of medicine, and ail the things you've learned in school, you'll nave no difficulty in passing' the pharmacy board exams next fall.- As a registered pharmacist you should be earning $50 to $$0 a week here in no time." 'That's about three times as much as we had the first year we were married," Martha put in "That's perfect, Dad." Jerry was all smiles. "When do we start?" Valerie was silent. "You can go to work the Monday after New Year's," Hugh went on. "And that's only half— There's a little house over on Front street, an.attractive place, even if it is small—1 called the owner and he'll AU ,£ OU ,, havc U for ?25 a montl »We H all go over and see it tomorrow. . . . Well, Valerie, what do you think of it?" • Jerry answered for her. "Val and I are just tickled pink over it' Mighty good of you to go to all that trouble, Dad. We can get married Saturday and start living Monday, can't we, honey?" Valerie forced a laugh, "You're not giving me much time, Jerry. ~ have to buy a trousseau,- and Mother • insists on a big wedding. But maybe it can be arranged. .'Tn- dying-to see the house," she went on, genuinely delighted:now. Well have to buy furniture, and sc: about a cook—" ,*•,„ "Hold on, here, to-be-Mrs. Jerry Connelly. You can't afford a cook. on $25 ;. week," Jerry bantered. "Yr . ., don't-iicxpect—!" Valerie^ asked, incredulously. "Why, Jerry, $25 won't even keep me in clothes!" (To Be Continued) As wreekins emolilion of World's Pair, ry's exhibit complete the New York the building inclu.s- which took J'nrm in ;o b n ui IOM.S to ing system with radijilor heating. The nir going to the main Jiving quarters i« heated in the Winter . nnd cooled in the Summer by mid the means of healing and cooling coils, falls with I while the .10 basic- plants••Hlus- I't^ j trailed by actual application »L the """World's Fair do not illuxtrutc all combinations' "of (hey modern contribu- (.mentals of modern convenient, health Till, JUKI I living. 1 In addition (o demoM.stniUng dil'-• tm-nf, designs :in f l exterior mnlr- I'i.ils, l.he proved intcrrest/lnu and iwcful as working demonstrations ol' Uir many, new developments in plumbing, heating, insulation, venlilatton. floorim^' | mrf |- Wood of 5 Continents In Unusual Table Top PENN VAN. N. Y. (UP) — Five continents and numerous "Atlantic anrl Pacific islands have-conlrib- iitcd to an inlairl tilt-top checker- hoard table built here by C.-L, Harper. ' >^ \ , More than 1,900 pieces of 50 kmcl.s of domestic and., foreign wood, each a quarter of,an inch in thickness,, arc included in 4hc design; The. wood was collected from various parts of AfricV Mexico, India, British Guiana, Brazil, Central America, Hawaii, Australia. Tasmania, Cuba, Isle of "Pihcs and the United States. It took Harper two years to collect the, -wood and four months to build the table. Timber wolves l:tvn broken and .sleds. ' .'•' sometimes,'have trained to "draw Read Courier News want- ad*. GLADGTOrvG WILL GO THIS eoy. SWELL, AN 1 IT JUST PITS UNDER UNCLE JAKE'S BED T LOOKS LIKE A N1GKT COM1N& UP venlilatkm, 'floorings', wnrr. and other home equipment.. Ucatiii/r Hunts Viewed Great interest, was expressed by visitors in ben'ting systems.-mid Lhi: exhibit, which contained- Iho 10 biiMi: types of modern dealing .systems Cor houses in various price num.':,. undoubtedly helped to clear up in many minds the difVcrciiccs :nufin<; heating plant;, suitable lor- H'sidrntiul installations. Tim 10 systems .shown won:: l.A coal-h'rwl one-pipe sloain- hrniinn with indirect water healer. :i.A coal-lin-d gravity warin-airj system. ' i '-1. A one-pipe yl.C'!im~he;».|.iii£ system with an oil humor. The do- hot, writer i;s heated indirectly by the oil burner and boiler U H: yea i- round. 4. A sleani-heattny plant .supplied with a stoker. Two-Pipe System - r ). A two-pipe gravity hot-water he?» with a gas-,'tred l:»iler. A .s'.-paratc fuil.omatic hot- w<iler heating .sy.slem provides hoi, fi. A !,wo-pipe . hot,-\vaUT healing ;-y,stein with mechanically forced circulation and an oil-fired boiler. V/herea.s radiator, are used in connection with plants 1. 3 4, and s. j this plant illustrates heeling by means of convenors concealed in 7. An oil-Hrnd two-pipe stcym- iH^ling system with domestic hot, •water from the heating pl»nt year roi.uid. Healing is done with converters, ancl htimidification it, provided from steam pipes and introduced to rooms through grills in the walls. 8. A gas-fired warm-air heating piunt with Winter air conditioning. Combination Plant Shown 9. A .combination Winter healing and conditioning plan}, nnd Srnu^ incr cooling system. 10. A year-arounct air-condiUoh- THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson FULTON EXPERIMENTED ON BEFORE THE DAYS OF HIS STEAMSHIP INVENT] ONIS... Bur MO OOVERMAAENT WAS INTERESTED INJ THE /AAPR-ACTJCAL. OR WXXS -4-5O B.C. ,A.D. HAVE MOVED ALONG WITH THE EARTH, ON ITS- TRIP AROUND THE SUfW,. ABOUT l-t ANSWER: Between -150 and 323 E. C. NEXT: - The stride of a J race horse. :

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