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PAGE COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. - . • H. W. HAINE8, Publi»h«r SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. • Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the poet- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Congress,, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press A Time of Opportunity mo- of us..think of these'tis pretty scabby times. Our-lives .are interrupted; our spirits are fray eel and wherever \ve look; about ys there is no peace. - X et Dr - 4! e ^ Carrel; who looks at .mankind from.a "somewhat longer 'viewpoint than most can achieve,, believes "there hiw perhaps '-never been a men! s;o opportune for human ress." Responsibility, sacrifice, and heroism are as essential as health, strength, agility, and endurance, Dr. Carrel believes, and ; moral training, too long neglected* should be added to physiological training. • He believes if possible in America today to develop "men of greater physical and spiritual value than have lived at any other time m the history of the world." It'Is easy today to look downward and backward. It j fi good that wc havc still some men who and forward. can look upward < Back to Bootlegging c?O o Blame it on the war. •It's a big war with broad shoulders Lots -of things are being verv properly Warned on it. Latest is a new stvle of bootlegging. • ' You see, high-powered imported li- OUT OUR WAY 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 P«r '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. • Alcohol in the Carburetor Everyone knows, and it's been said • a thousand times to boot, that alcohol and gasoline don't mix. That is. drinking and driving don't mix. But few people realize that the problem is increasing in importance. In our motorized and mechanized civilization the question of drinking is quite another question from what it was to * our pioneer or horse-and-buggy ancestors. Donald' S. Berry of the National Safety-Council has, in the quarterly. Journal of Studies" in Alcohol, pointed to the significant feature, which is that drinking drivers involved in accidents increased from 7 per cent in 1933 to 11 per cent in 1939; drinking pedes- , trians from 8 per cent in 1933 to 15 per cent in 1939. In one of every five fatal accidents in 1939, Berry reports, eitKer driver or pedestrian«had been drinking-:' , . Even a fiat increase in traffic accidents involving drinking might be explained as due to more people in the country and more cars on the road. But the increase in percentage of accidents in whicH alcohol is a factor is definitely disturbing. quors, of certain types, like French brandies, are almost impossible to import under present circumstances. So almost immediately up come the bottles with the phony'labels, the synthetic and falsified contents. "Today, with the war, the British blockade, and present high taxes, we have a virtual duplication of the situation which led, to extensive luim- running and bootlegging during prohibition," warns an authority. Thus spread the horrors of war, and probably many a bomb has fallen in Europe with a less-damaging effect • than can be had from the kind of slove- polish-Hml-turpentiiie concoctions with which we became unpleasantly acquainted during the Dry Decade, Gambling With Credit The frequenter'of New York gambling houses may soon be losing more than merely his money—he may lose his own credit standing. Mayor La Guardia has ordered the names and addresses of all patrons m gambling houses taken down by raiding police, and plans to turn this information over to institutions -which specialize in credit ratings. One nationally-known rating house has already indicated that it thinks this information is pertinent, and'that it will be glad to receive it. Mayor La Guarciia counts as lost that day on which he fails to do at least one spectacular thing. It will be interesting to note how he fares with this new plan. It is just possible that it may cut some of the cream off the top of the "take" of gambling houses,-for to risk one's credit along w ilh one's money doubles the odds against men whose chance of winning is already scopic. micro- Otw in O.f our population of something more than 130,000,000, one person out of every 1969 is in prison. That is based on the Bureau of the Census' estimate of today's prison population as 66,000 persons in ](>8 prisons and reformatories in 46 states and 18 federal institutions. . H 'makes one think of the hearted Eugone V. Debs, who said, "As long ay a sin ^ [)ei . son mams in prison, I am not free." But there is this good side of it: all over the world, scores of thousands of men and women arc in prison for opinion, for political non-conformity ] n the United States, not more than a handful of these 66,000 imprisoned men and women are "sins." reat- oncc re- paying for political jr un- SO THEY SAY We have a wav. in this country of waitin HI the last minute and (hen cxpcctin* -Donald M. Nelson, co-ordinate,- O l National Defense Commission. ' I -say win, S adnc.s.s that there arc loo many potential Lavals in our own couniry.-SccrctaiT o! Interior Harold ickes. * * f?w periods m * the world's, hi.storv Therc arc when man isn't beset by a multitude of evils -W. Somerset Maugham. British novelist, •' THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1941 SERIAL STORY CHRISTMAS RUSH "Don't be remorseful Over having ;i good time—you'll |ook dignified when you're in a frame like that, tool" By C!yd» Lewis 'Lady of the house? Why, yes!" SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON e Above All, Our Religion Should Ma! Us. More Kindly arid Humane to Others Text: Luke 1.1:1-5; 10-17 BY WirLMOT E. GII.ROY, O. i). Kditor of Advance With the New Year wo bemn a quarter's siudy in the • Universal Gospel, based upon Hie Goxprl of Si. Luke. The first lesson deals wuh Jesus and humnn affliction, and these i.s certainly plenty of ;ifTlr- tion in (he world today for us in consider, and for the CJreal Physician to deal with. The problem of Iranian .sufTcnn-. always, acute, was never more <».r.- phasized than at the present hu!;r \vhen millions of our fellow nu'a and women—a.s innocent of wrojv^- o'oins as ourselves, and possiiilv BY TOM HORNER YESTERDAY: The funtil? diw- rover Valerie roally JKIK ilu al- tractive in-rsonaUty, welirom« her into the oirelf. At uu "eiiKago- nifiil imrtj" (he doctor aiinuunci-x he IIHH found a job f ()r Jerry at .%'o a «-e«!k. and a little IIOIIHO for «{i« fKMrlytvedx, .Jerry in Ii:u»i»y. \:<lt>rle is ubviuusly (ll^tiirl)ed. laat Kiilnry ivtm't even buy her clothe*. * * * VAL SEES THE 'DREAM HOUSE' CHAPTER VII CC Y"AL v;iil understand after I talk to her tomorrow," Jerry told his father as they sat before the dying fire. "All this has come rather sudden. It will take a little time for her to get her, feet on the ground. But you can count on Val I'm sure of that, Dad. Isn't she wonderful?" Hugh Connelly nodded, puffed his pipe in silence. They were alone. Martha had led Valerie upstairs, to stay in the guest room. Mary had moved in with the twins for the night. Valerie might have preferred to remain with Jerry and his father —perhaps to continue the discussion of finances that had almost precipitated a quarrel—but Martha had been insistent, suggesting that Jerry might enjoy "man-talk" with his father. And since Jerry had not objected— "Yes, you don't have to worry about Val," Jerry continued "It'll be difficult for her for a while getting used to living on a salary —my salary—but we'll make it. "She has never been taught to economize. Her father and mother have lots of money, and Val is an only child. Why, Dad, her spending money allowance at school is more than my salary will be." "Your Mother and I will buy your share of your car—the one we gave you and the girls for Christmas/' the father went on. "That will give you a little cash reserve. You'll have to watch the pennies, though, Jerry. Once you're married you're entirely on your own. You'll have to budget every dollar. Your insurance-is all paid for a year, at least. So you don't have to worry about that." "Gee, Dad, there's a lot more to think about when you get married than just finding the- right girl, isn't there?" "There is, son—a lot more to think about." * * * ^HE house on Front street was everything the doctor had predicted and more. Front street was not the best residential district in town, but it was entirely acceptable. Most of the wealthier families lived • farther west, - in the newer additions, but at some time or Bother V wise 'contractor .had built this little home, apparently for newlyweds. The owner was waiting for them when they arrived, the doctor and his wife in Dr. Connelly's car, the twins in their Christmas present Mary, Valerie and Jerry in Valerie's coupe. Mary had not wanted to come but Valerie would not let her stay away. In fact, Valerie seemed to cling to Mary as her sole ally against the family. It was strange that she should choose her rival in love as her champion, but it might have been that she felt a common bond in being not entirely accepted into the Connelly inner circle. At any rate, Mary was definitely on Valerie's side, whether she enjoyed the role or not. And if she did not like it, she did not reveal it "It's adorable," Mary enthused as they entered the cottage. "Val, you'll love it. It's a dream house."' Val refused to be impressed. "It's so small—so crowded." "But we won't have much furniture, at first," Jerry reminded her. "And no dining room!" /'But this breakfast nook—it's big enoug"n. Besides you won't be doing much entertaining." "We'll set the table in the living room when we have company." "There's hardly room to turn around in the kitchen." "You'll never get lonesome here, not like you would in a big housr." "Our first 'apartment' was over a store," Martha recalled, laughing. "Can you 'ever forget it, Hugh? Your office in the front, and the kitchen and bedroom in the back. I had to go to bed every time High had a patient." "You should have quarters in the flood zone ... China," Mary put in. "Shanghai was all right, but when Daddy was ordered up the river—and Bill and I refused to stay in the city alone. All the discomforts of a home." The owner led them downstairs. "Nice furnace . . . plenty of laundry space." "You'll have plenty of chances to get acquainted with this furnace, Jerry," Dr. Connelly said. 'And you, too, Valerie. Place shouldn't be hard to heat, though." Valerie halted on the stairway, stared down into the basement. A furnace—built-in laundry tubs an ironing board. The voice of the owner droned on, in a sing-song monotone. "Nice location, too. Off the main traveled streets. Lots of children on the block. Plenty of place to play, and not much danger of "automo- biles.'Soon'get used to the trains, too. Of course, they're -a good four blocks away. After you've-' been here a week you'll never notice them—" seen our Children trains This horrid, tiny, f cramped house. 1 * * * 'JHEN she was talking to them— almost screaming at them. • "I hate it!! I wouldn't live here—" "Val-Val!" That was Jerry, but he couldn't stop her. "I think you planned it all. 'A big surprise' . . . You knew I wouldn't stand for it. You don't want me to many your son. AH right—I won't! If I ''have to live m a crackerbox—If I have to fix a furnace, wash clothes—I won't marry him—" "Val, you don't know what youi-e saying" Mary tried to calm her. Dr. and Mrs. Connelly were only trying to help." "I won't! 1 won't!" Valerie was screaming now,. She turned on Jerry. "You can have your doll house and your $25-a-week job. But I don't go with it!" She turned, ran up the stairs They heard her heels pounding over the bare floors, the slam o£ the front door. * * * J)R. CONNELLY was the first to break the silence that followed. •• • "Valerie is mistaken, .son/' he said. "Your mother and I had no intention of hurting her feelings. This '•> a good house, as good as you can afford. You could be very happy here—as Mother and I were in our three rooms. "If Valerie marries you, she will have to learn to live on your salary—unless you are willing to live on your wife's income. That means cooking, -doing housework even taking care of a furnace and doing her own washing. It won't be easy at first—" « ' But Jerry wasn't listening. "You did plan all of this," he interrupted savagely. "You and Mother. You brought Val here to show her up. You. don't like her, and you don't want me to marry her. You want me to go on studying medicine—you want to go on running my life for me. "I won't let you! .Val and I will pick out our own house—and I'll find my own job. Without any help from you. We'll get away from this town—away from vou— all of you!" He was gone then, racing after Val. They heard him start a car, the Christmas present. Dr. Connelly slipped his arm around his wife. "They won't be taking the house," he said to the owner. . Mary fingered the furnace.-,'cpV.? and metallic, tenderly..'-I-love it," she whispered. But no one heard her. (To Be Continued) not at all account- for all the facts.' his position to the highest bidder Here in our lesson we have the among the waiters at the end of Story of .some who came to Jesus > the line and told Him about certain Gali-• AS the leans whose blood Piiate mingled with their-sacrifices. Just! exasperating the "r; why Pilate had thus treated j prices got higher. He Galileans is not clear, but even more :>o- creriible torture -;irr suffering oi" famine, As the crowds got larger, the had I lines longer, and the waiting more ac k e te er'.s" He collected ns -imuch as ha!f-a-do!lar for a posi- SL-egestion cvjdently war, that, they!lion near the window. Then in some way suffered because 1 of their sins. Je-su.s very pointedly reminded those who .spoke to Kim that these who thus suffered were not sinners above other Galileans, nor \vcro the IS upon v:hom some time earlier the Tovver h:id fallen .sinners above all ether dwellers in Jerusalem. Why. then, had they suffered? did not say. but. seller, retorts. "My friend. I've been sitting- here .since November 1st jus!, waiting for you to come he'd start at. the end of the line again and work up to another good sale. Which just goes to prove that successful men start at the bottom and work up to the big money. And here's a storv which reveals ??_."! P vhat the i«y who sells the license tags thinks about the last-minute and violence. The problem is no loss acute because this is.almost all Kc spoke of this mystery that n:n.s through all of life. O f the innocent suffering for the tuiilty -the mys- in Hi.s suffering induced by man. A poet tcr y that, w^ emphasized of past, generation wrrttc. "Man's ov -'" suflerinj^ and in His inhum;mi|y to man m:iScc? co-.mtless V ° ne (V - the things that itnprew; thousands mourn." and w<« iuu-c I us ir: tho amount "of suffering t.ha'. every reason to foci the truth O fj coul d be alleviate^ or avoided if ( these words. , men took n different attitude. We! rush: ' One impatient auto-owner says, been "Here, take my money—I've waiting in line for three hours.." To which our Lorado Taft Honored CHAMPAIGN - URBANA. 111. < UP>—The University of Illinois has honored Lorado Tafl. the late sculptor --and an alumnus of the E-chcol, by naming a new drive-after him. The drive passes the architecture building which acquired the sculptor's collection of originals, casts and miniatures after his death. Taft was graduated from the university in 1879. Honey's color depends on the flowers from winch it, is made. It, may be yellow, white, brown, green. hero, the tag- red. or even black. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson convenient, the- The plausible. ory has always ben thai people suffer for their sins ;inr\ errors The fact that, .'in does brin R s ;if- ate troubled that, people surfer: anci yut. hr.v: much in oar own attitude has -o c'o with thr contiiUon.s that mako ioj- suflerinj;! jf v c do not fering lends apparent trtp'i to this l )rotcst " ^ w *c oc> not strive to make conception. 'but or.p cannot j-o very far into the study r,i !n;/n:Tn .suffering without, realizing ;iu'.t a ios DAW6ONJE VERE BUSINESS OB RA\SIM' POLO PONIES ON A COW RANCH/ AH DO AM LAK IT/ THE BALL OF WHITE. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE ~~ with Major Hoopl, WE^ALVIM, WE'LL STICK 17 BED ALONG wrm GLADSTONE AMD WH=M TM£ BIRD BEGINS TO ' HOLLER MUftOER, TjLL PULL T AMD ^WE DRU.VX WILL SOUMO JUST LIKE EVENS UNCLE r? VEM ' GLADSTONE- t.-e <-.onc!itions of iifo irore'li:-! .n'.ai.c. Y.T may nclunilv o'.'rvr.; in i clang things that cause people i.o suffer. . Think of (he moment, of suf- frrinu. for;m<T, thai has re- M'ltrc; from bigotry and preju- :iicr. Hero is a story of a poor wcmun who had brrn ill for 18 years, so fcowocl over she could not lift herself up. Yet- when Jesus healed her on a day. the ruicr of tho .synagogue was moved with indmivilion. Jesus denounced him and all who .ihnred his attitude as hypocrites, but how much of such shameful and cruel hypocrisy' there has been in the world and how much of it, p'irw':>ts even at ih^ present, hour! Docs our re| li^ion. above nl! things, make u.s kinciiy and humane? Or arc we p among those who value conformity j 10 ritval more" than gentleness.; gcocincs-s and blessing? I §m* Standing In Line Pays OH For Spa Resident HOT SPRINGS. Ark., Jan. 2 j 'UP-— Ol all i.hc slorirs told about the last minute rush of auto-iiccnsc i buyers:, the best, one comes from , the Hot Springs revenue office. It ! describes the situation pretty well] throughout .the state. ' One near-genius, who should be i the years No. 1 job inventor, made himself a nice piece of chance by wcrkini- himself up in one of the many lines forming before the license fee window and then selling SCOTCH POST OFFICE, OF ST. Au<susrn\)E, WHERE TOURISTS ! BY THE THOUSANDS PLACE NOTES' 1NJ THAT SOAAEONE W I LISEE THEIR NJAAAE TO THHAA. GREVHOUNJDr TTlM<b RACE HOP2SE HAS.A STR!D= OF PEEET, A- INCHES. HfCH OF THE FOLLOWING NIAAAES GEORGE ELIOT, GEORGE AAARK TWA INI,, RT HUBBARD. AXSV>-'Hr>: George Eliul \v;is tho pen n.imc of Mari.-.n M<ir>: Tvain iiu*l of b\tinur! Clemen:-, MEXT: IIow did Martinique get its name?

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