The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 3, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE (ASK.) COURIER NEWS THE BliytHEVILLE GOURIER.'NEWS , ,,THP COURIER NEWS iDO. -. ; " -H/W. KAXNES; Publlisher -SAMUEL F 1 . NORRIS, Editor ; J.' THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager 6ofe Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday L Entered as second class matter at the post- ; office at BJLvtheville,. Arkansas, under act of Con- CrOOcll)YP ConilJtJ 11V M ; echo the repercussions, of that Jan. 23, 1933. Now at last we learn that when Hitler said, just after becoming chancellor, "the pariiamentan'-democratic 'system must be fought," he meant just that. gress/ October & 1917. Served by the United Pre» SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville. 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 Per year, $1.50 for six months, 76c for thn* months; by mail in postal zones two to six Inclusive. 16.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. He Meant What He "aid -The eighth anniversary of Hitler's assumption of power in Berlin i.s Jan. 23. This is not exactly a holiday for • other countries, regardless of how the - Germans may feel about it, but in view ; of what has happened since, it can scarcely be ignored. No other single event of the decade has cost the world so much. When Hitler assumed the German chancellorship, few read the significance of the day. So a.stute an analyst as H. V. Kaltenborn wrote (New Rc• public, "Feb. 15, 1933), "He is sworn to obey the Constitution and is likely to do so. The time for a Fascist coup d'etat is past ., .• . the March 5 election . . . \vjjl not give Adolf Hitler the op- -'portunity to establish his long-heralded Drittes Reich." Many others, no less well-informed, felt the same way. This,.was to be just another phase in the disorderly history of post-war Germany. It v was, imfortunately, six years before Europe began to take Adolf Hitler seriously. The world did not take him seriously when he said to a mass meeting shortly after becoming chancellor: "We want a. break with what a rotten brand of democracy has produced and realize that all that is great can be produced only by the strength in individual personality and that all that is to be preserved must be -entrusted again to ability 'and individual personality, w^ile the parliamentary-demo- cratic'' system must be' fought." The average reader shrugged awl added men tally,- "in Qerrnany."' And he didn't care much what happened within Germany, especially since it had been teetering 'on -the edge of going Communist anyway. So we all turned . to our own domestic troubles, which were plenty. Had Hitlep confined himself- to abolishing parliamentarian government within Germany, nobody would have cared much, except those Germans who still loved liberty (and there were some). But next came the effort to extend the Hitlerian sway to Germans outside Germany; later the effort to cxtend.if to Czechs; Poles. Norwegian*, Dutch, Belgians, French, awl Danes." - Thus the smallncss. once again or our complex world. An obscure 'and rather ridiculous-appearing politician comes to power in Germany in, 1033 *»<! at the end of 1040 nine nations Srpvel in the dust of conquest and a coral atoll in the far South Seas is •"helled by a . passing raider. So far Oneo more proud boys in khaki leave Blytheville for a military training camp. Blylhevillc's youths of VJI7 went away, too. This time, however, I hey go MS peace-time soldiers to accept military duty as part of our nation's big preparedness program. What a heartening contrast. Tlwo young nipji who left in 'J7 were victims uf (.his country's utter unpreparedness in many ways. Too many of them gave thoir lives on European battle-. fields, where they wero rushed against a .seasoned enemy, half-trained and un- Kcpared {or I he task they had to do. That they wore victorious is an undying tribute. Bui they paid the price of unpreparedness, many of them returning home, broken in health, mentally and physically. War is a hideous business, oven for the most magnificently trained and perfectly equipped troops. That is why unpj-ejw redness is such a crime. Wo pray that these American boys will never suffer the horrors of war, but we are glad that, if war ever comes, they will not be forced to fight under the conditions that faced our half-trained army of 1017. _ Company M, with its 123 men and five officers, already holds high rating among National Guard units, but at Camp Robinson in Little Rock and possibly elsewhere its member^ are to receive even better and more extensive training. To them we say boodby luck. raw, >ye and good SO THEY SAY It is., then- stomachs-, or -our livcs.-Ronnld Crc^s, British minister' of shipping on refusal to allow food to be" sent to Europe. * " * * What totalitarian state has human material as good as an American with a job?-Col Philip Fleming, wage-hour law administrator. * * * If we want peace we. must .be stronger than those who want war.-AclmJr?.! H. R. stark, chiot of naval operation.?. * * . » Cilizeai have a right to expect, that the .schools will help solve 'problems of fitness.— Dr. N. L Engelhardl of Columbia University. * * * I've attended meetings, meetings, meetings almost every night- of .our married life, nnri any wife who .stands for that de.sci-vc.s- n medal- George Weiier of 'Milwaukee, member of 37 organizations. *' * * Mr. Knudsen ha,s asked industry to do what was frankly termed the impossible. And let me add that. it. will do -the impossible.— H. W Prentis. .Jr., president, National Association of 'Manufacturers. . * * • Our people have proudly refused (o yield lo the temporary masters of Norway.— Crown • Prince Olaf. * * * Appeasement .j s simply another word for suicide in tho Axis dJeUoimry.-Joseph C. Menen- dc/, commandant. Veterans of Foreign Wars. * * * The worth of a citizen depend* on hi* ability to face the realities of existence.— Or Alexis Carrol. • SIDE GLANCES FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1941 SERIAL STORY BY TOM HORNER YESTERDAY: Jerry j* rtfiit Vaivrie will he delighted when *he seen »li« liouwe. It i« u *waU iklacc, not In the Uc«t re*J- drultal district, nfcur railroad (nick*. Tlie owner proudly *l*o\v» ilu-iij through the place, .i.-.-iJU at- mitiou t« (he funujce and laundry, Val KtoruiN out, declare* the whole jijk'air «aj» itlauned. She not live "tn the IIOUKC, do ^, even fur Jerry. Dr. nud uniit'lly «xi>l:tiu they \vere trying <« iicZi*. But Jerry llu-m 'J paid $200 J'or that dress, and it doesn't even have a middle part lo it!" HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyd* Lewis sttYici. INC T. M. 110. U. ». FAT. OfF. "Anqther telegram from Ills son in college, asking for -no wonder, he's wild I" Admiral Gets Right To Act In Port Of Martinique Hy PKTER C. RHODES United Tress Staff Cor OUT OUR WAY FORT-DE-PRANCE. Manmique. Jan. 2,—Extension of powers given to Admiral CJeorges Robert as "rush, commissioner of the French Antilles colonies, and tho replacement of .Gov. Henry Bressolle.s by Yves Nichol as governor of Martinique, have led principally Lo a supervisory control of all departments by the military. As Admiral Robert said in oifi- cially announcing- the change; "i henceforth will inform, instead of. being informed." Under Robert's orders there hn.s been a slight reorganisation ot \\\Q naval forces { the past month. There have b3er to believe Htfia, trying to break, uu him lie follow* Val. * * * SHEILA GETS IN TROUBLE CHAPTER VIII 'THERE was no word from Jerry until Tuesday. At noon on the last day of the year, he called his father from Valerie's to say that he had brought the twins' car home, parked it in a garage near the bus terminal. "You'll be here for New Year's breakfast, won't you?" Dr. Connelly asked. Jerry hesitated, finally promised. "I knew Jerry wouldn't back out on that," the doctor said as he turned from the telephone. "More family tradition, Mary," he explained, noticing her ouzzled Irpwn. "The Chinese pay all their debts on New Year's, start the year off with a clean slate. The Connellys do the same thing, in a slightly different manner. "Each year, since the children have been old enough to understand what it was all about, we have formally buried the Old Year at this annual breakfast. All quarrels, differences of opinion, mistakes and faults are forgotten, never to be mentioned again. We start out fresh — from scratch, so to speak." "It sounds like a grand idea," Mary agreed. "It works, too," Kathleen added. "Remember -the time' Jerry smashed the fender of your new car—when he was in high school? Dad didn't discover it until the next morning, and by that time we were all ready to eat and Dad couldn't even scold Jerry for it." "Jerry learned his lesson, though," Martha defended her first born. "Do you think he'll be willing to forget what happened yesterday, Hugh?" "He said he would come and bring Valerie, if he could convince her we would all forget the incident. But he won't be here unless Valerie comes along." "Wish I could make my dutes toe the mark like Val keeps Jerry in iine," Kathleen said. "Instead, i have to do the jumping. . . . Oh, Mary" — she shifted the conversation abruptly — "Paul has a fraternity brother in town for tonight. ile asked particularly for •you-W "Why 4—" "You will, then." Kathleen set- tied the question. "We're going to the hotel, then to a few of the clubs, and everyone is gathering at Paul's for breakfast. There's a tea dance this afternoon, too " "Count Mary out on the tea dance," Dr. Connelly told the twins. "She's already dated up for a ride in the country with Martha and inyself. Unless you'd rather go to the dance, Mary—" . Mary's .eyes spoke silent thanks. He did understand. "I wouldn't miss that ride in the country for all the dances on earth—" she said. "But I will go with you tonight, Kathleen. Pick me up about 10, if it's not too much trouble." * * * '"THE trip in the country was all Mary could ask. Stark, leafless trees, silhouetted against a snow landscape. Chains beating out a carillon's song on snow-packed roads. Bright sunshine belying near zero temperatures. Farmers, bundled in neavy coats, waving as they recognized the doctor's car. "My father used to come here in a sleigh/' the doctor told Mary as they turned of! the main highway. "He raced the stork through a snowstorm to get Neil Hurley here safely. Now, we're driving out to make sure Neil's baby will get here all right. Better "have Neil get his wife into town before this snow melts. I wouldn't like to try this road in mud." "Your father was a doctor, too?" Mary asked. "My father, and my grandfather. There's been a doctor in the Connelly family for more than" 100 years." "That's why it's so important for Jerry to go on—" "Hugh has counted on it so much," Martha said. "And Jerry has never had any other idea— until Valerie came along." They were turning into a farmyard, stopping before the yard L-ite. A tali, bronzed farmer stood waiting in the open door. "I won't be long." the doctor promised. "Neil's a little excited. Shouldn't be, though. He's been through this three times already." * & * MARTHA and Mary were dis- . x cussing plans for the twins' next 'year in school when Hugh returned, without his hat or overcoat, pulled a large bag from the trunk. "I'm going to stay/' he said. "Mrs. Hurley fell the other day, didn't say any tiling about it. But Neil guessed something was wrong. That's why he called. "Mary can drive you home. I've telephoned for a nurse. Send the car back with her.". 1 , ,...' "Can't you get Mrs. Hurley (o the hospital?" OH Doctor's Bill Paid, Both Principals Dead .LOCKPORT. N. Y. (UPi—A 25. . . year-old doctv h;ll arnoimUna to •emoved for financial irregular!- $8 has baen paid, long'after" the posts, with a small indemnity. Reorganization of the educational etup here indicates that many of hese posts will not be filled by jthers. The mayor of one town has been COPYRIGHT. 1940. • - SERVICE. INC. •••••^^•••••••M "Hate to risk it, cold as it is." He kissed his wife, hurriedly. "Don't worry, I'll be all right." But Martha was not going home. "The nurse may not get here in. time, Hugh," she was saying. "You'Jl neeri some help—with the children at least. Tell the nurse to come in her own car. We're staying." "Thanks, darlin'." The doctor was smiling. "I wanted you to say that—hated to ask you. We've been through this before, haven't we? You caa help, too, if you want to, Mary. Keep the children entertained." But that task fell to the husband. With the efficiency of n trained assistant, Mary anticipated the doctor's orders, sterilizing gloves and instruments, carefully helping him into his gown Above the white of a mask, Martha's eyes shone with tears as she watched the girl—saw in .this stranger a mirrcr imege of her own younger self. She counted drops from the ether can. * 4' * A ND suddenly it was all over. A white starched nurse was taking charge of the patient- Nestled deep in blankets and hot water bottles was a new life—tiny and premature, but living. And a happy father was wiping his eyes as he thanked the doctor. "You were fine, Mary," pr. Connelly said as they drove away from the house. "You should have seen Martha the first time—I almost had to take care of two r>a- tienls." ; ' ' . "It's not my first," Mary said quietly. Dad thought a doctor's wife should know those things so he let me—" "What a grand wife you'll make for some doctor," Hugh said, and his fipgers gripped. Martha's hand ~'if you can find a doctor good enough for you." * * V /"•LEO was waiting for them at ^ the front door. "Doctor Hugh, Mis' Martha, I'm so glad you're home!". "What's wrong? It's not the children?" Hugh and his wife spoke together. & • "Yes, sir. It's Mis' Sheila. She called about half an hour ago. Wanted you to come right away. I called out to Mr. Hurley's, but you'd already left there." "Cleo—what is the matter?" "Mis' Sheila—she's in jail!" " "In jail? What for?" Hugh hurried to the telephone, called a number. "This is Dr. Connelly," he said, after a moment's pause. "My daughter— .Sheila Connelly. What's this, all .about? Yes. ,All , right:Vi'U be right down." " - " f: (To Be Continued) payments before he died. My grandmother intended to pay the rest, but she never could spare the money. She died the other day, but before she passed away she asked that the bill be paid up out of her estate." :ies, and been replaced by an ad- ninislrative council. It is possible physician "hat other similar changes will he deaths of ooth the pat.ic.ut and the carried out. AS one important person said: "What is lacking is not :lv plans of reform and improvement, but the men:: The new yearly budget envisages C. Rhodes Palmer. Junior Chamber of Commerce director, was sitting in his office when accosted by a stranger. "Are you the grandson of Doc :he beginning of several important Palmer?" the stranger asked. :ubli: works Vopects. mainly of a : Palmer answered affirmatively, character, to meet unem- no administrative changes in loca.' j Jloyment. A leprosy isolation col- departmenls as yet. although i ™V- an asylum and a luterculosig Nichol and Robert have indicated I lospital are planned, and a com- they intend to simplify and con-' solidate all local administration on the basis of the same, new law: applying in France. Forty lucrative posts, which wore nor, considered of importance, have been eliminated. Age. Limit Set ;it :>n It has been announced thai a!) administrators 50 will be retired, as in the practice in Prance now. However, none will be replaced here. All married women with fewer than three children. u r have been requested to resign their L CAMT PASS THOSE/ EVERY ONE OF THEM JS FROM A HALF- .THOUSANDTH TO A HAT ONE LITTLE MICROMETER IN THAT 6CVERMIMT INSPECTOR'S \ WHEN YOU FOUGHT HAND KIN CAUSE MORE THE ENSEMi/WlTH A POP <3UN AM' A SET O'LEAD SOLDIERS (NST\D OF WITH A LATHE AM' A SET OF ACCEPT WORK THE BOMBER. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople TWERB 1 W&.9, ONJ& LOME U OEPPITV AGAINST KILLER \WM\9TLE BLEW ^ KEESAM AMD HtG MOB/— Jr VOU WOKE UP KILLER STOOD THE.Q&, MIS .. 1 SMACKED MiiV\ COLDER TH&NJ A LEFTOVER P^MCAKB.' iNT^E BfcEWER.V AMD PUMCUEO 5 TIME (CLOCK/ OOl^T START POPPlMO OFF TILL JAKS >leto reorganization and improve- neht cf the public health services. \nother pro.ipet of commercial and laval import snc> is the plan for he enlargem?m of the. small rtry- •lo-k ii> thr harbor. Of course all j these plans depend on the amount I of foreign commerce, nnri imports •that can be made, for cc-.icrete, steel and iron are lacking: on the inland. Three ne\v departments, nor- i mally under administrative con- j trol. which Admirnl Robert has taken direr! ly in hand arc the in format ion so-rvur. \vhic-h provides | thr only news on thr island lo the locril papers: the censorship and thr postal control service. In all three rase.s thr admiral* control was effective some rime before the announcement. Admiral Also Knvoy Thr most important power ^ranted to Admiral Robi-n was that, of full diplomatic rights in negotiating with American republics. The lions of this power, which were cabled to tho Arlmirf:! on Oct. 22. in private instrucMor:* are not known. It i.s betirv^ri here that these limitations on ihf admiral* i.irisdictioh in diploma uc affairs aiv rclativfly strict. No mmectiate ch::n,«r in the acl- r.mist.rative dffparlvnr.nt- ir- ex- pec:! ed. ndminvsi ration be in si , one depart mcnl over whicii rrural Pobert was not suiliorizsd to x^akr full .supsrvisory control. ' Gov. Brcssoiles. who will "p re- I tired bRcausr he rxrppds by t.wo , years nrw retirement asr limit established by Vichy, probably will remain as acting govevno'- for al> least another month, until j the new governor. Nichol. '.ran reach his post. j Three more American freighters, i the Carib Star, the Busch and a J tanker arrived with further stocks I of food rcvently. However. !hr res- \ ulor ]'":Tiu-h freighter ^-\-\^ \Q \ Mr\v York remains and was handed $8. "That's in full payment of a bill your grandfather .sent to my grandfather for services '25 years ago,'' the stranger explained. "Ths Tree Returns Good Deed .OMAHA, Neb. (UP)—O. A. Lsr- .dahl "wouldn't take anything- 17 for an ancient maple .tree. in his yard now, although when he treated it f.or a rot-ting limb a year ago. he wondered if it was worth the effort. It was. When a runaway rmJk truck bore down on four boys playing in the yard, they ducked behind the tree and the truck crashed into it. ven. with oner third Qf their bill was originally 511. but my wing area remo/ed, most -birds grandfather paid three, one-dollar have little difficult}- in flying. THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson EXPERiA\ENTS SE.EAA TO I/NJDICATE THAT WHEKJ NJEAR TT?ANS/V\!TTiNie TCX'- BRS OF POWERFUL- STATIONS. COPR. W1 SY NEA SERVICE. INC. Ad- i A\AP>TINIQ«J£ fS SO NJAAAED FROAN THE PACT THAT COLUMBUS DiSCOVcRED IT ON! HAT DOES THE. WORD " AAKANJ ii i Read Couilcr Ncv;s want acb, lCn: It is ;;n ;ibbii;vi;*'ion ol "e NLXT: Colonial bed \variucrs.

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