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

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 4, 1941
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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1941 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL.'.. JV.NORRIS, Editor J THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Bole 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 8, 1917. '_____ and prices must continue to be kept up by artificial means. Where will'it all end 'up? How long can American economy go on in this vicious circle?' At best, it's a guess, and yours is as good as anyone else's. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, I5c per week, or 65c per month^ -By mail within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 Per year, $l-5o' for six months, 75c for three months; bv mail in postal zones two to six ta< $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, per year, payable in advance. Farm Prosperity— Mode to Order There's something a little ncrvc- wrackhtg about this thing they call the Farm Problem. • Primarily the objective of the farmer is pretty much .the same as that of 'the man in the factory. Both want a fair return for their labor. But. there : is "one. difference: In addition to being --a'working man, the farmer is a busi- s ness man in his own right, providing ~ : his own capital, shouldering his own '. overhead, seeking his own markets. --And in that difference lies the Farm - problem. When the depression came, the fecl- • eral government decided that since both business, through the Reconstruction - Finance Corporation, and the working ,,man, through work-relief agencies, were being given governmental assist- ance. the farmer, as a combination of both, was entitled to some help. So .Uncle Sam stepped in to see what could be done. ''•.' Well,'here's what the situation looks like today: 0.1: all the major crops in the-United States, only two—soy beans and oa'ts—are unsupported by federal loans. Soy bean farmers, however, are clamoring for governmental loans. And it/may. be only a question of time before oat-raisers' decide that they better \ see about this pot-of-gold business. , ,.-The.purpose ^ Jhes^^oaris? To keep ._' ;iriric^s.upv^ro^iiartryg;by the tjn£ a farmer harvests his crop, he is.pretty nearly broke. He's got to unload'and - take what he can get to cany him through the winter a n d t o pay oft' mortgages and interest. -But if Uncle Sam steps in and lets him have some money on account, based on . the • current market .price of . whatever he's raising, the'-farmer can stor v e his .produce until the market price rises. : It looks good, but there's one other side of the picture. The defense commission recently reported that one- third of the nation is under-nourished. And according to Bruce Catton, Washington columnist, the farmer's domestic market would be worth about a billion dollars more than it is today it" every person were able to buy as much food as a family with an ^income of §100 a month normally buys. Which means that every time farm prices go up, under the current setup, .the folks in the- lower one-third can afford to buy just so much less of the food products they need. Which ni turn means that surpluses increase, Relief Rolls Declining The kind of "prosperity" we are beginning to enjoy is not precisely the kind of prosperity we would like to have seen. There is no doubt that the basis of it is war orders by the government, paid for by borrowing on the government's credit. That means that for such "prosperity" as we are now enjoying, the taxpayer is still paying the freight. Yet eyen so, it is something of a relief to sec the relief rolls gradually declining: 3 per cent in November as compared with October, while in curtain industrial cities the drop has been as high as 20 per cent in a single month. The transfer of men and women from relief to regular jobs in private industry is good in itself, though artificially induced by the emergency arms program. We should prepare now, as much as, we can do so, to keep them there. Minerva—With A Squint The Goddess of Learning, Minerva, has come back to Belgium six months after the German invader overran the hind. But she squints badly. . The Belgian universities have at last been reopened. Brussels, Louvain, Ghent, and Liege, famous names all in the academic world, again seek students to learn—what? Why, whatever the Nazi masters permit to be taught. At the elbow of the head of every institution sits a Nazi "co-orclinator," who will see that nothing is taught that is unpleasant to Nazi ears, and who will in addition lecture on such subjects as "German- istics." This is '''liberation," as brought by tank, torch, and terror. When A Pro/it's ^4 Profit ;t There's nothing like a'little touch of candor to make the whole world kin. A friend of ours is a stamp collector. Stamp collectors arc a sort o.t' race apart from other, men, so perhaps that explains something. Anyway, he had prospectus from an Ecuadorian stamp dealer asking him to buy some Ecuadorian stamps. Postscripted the dealer, "For every U. S. dollar's worth of Ecuadorian stamps you order from us add 10 cents, this extra 10 cents may be in coin. It is a profit to us." No baloney about 10 cents to cover cost, of this or that. Just 10 cents: "It is a profit to us.'' Nothing could be fairer than that. Nobody begrudges a fair profit on any deal in proportion (o service rendered. Simple candor liko that warms the heart. There should be more of it. SIDE GLANCES COPR. 1M1 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF "The guy that ran this station, before you used to tight .. niypipe!" By William Ferguson THIS CURIOUS WORLD CQLOMISTS USED /\ P>Af\J FILLED WITH HOT COALS TO WARM THEIR BEDS/ THE PAN] WAS S WISHED ABOUT RAPIDD/ BETWEEN THE COVERS TO PREVEMT SCORCHINJO. AMERICA ISN'T AT \VAR- r BUT ABOUT ,2,6OO PERSONS •ANNUALLV. WAS FIRST AMERICAN SERIAL STORY CHRISTMAS RUSH BY TOM HORNER COPYRIGHT. 1940. NEA SERVICE. INC- YESTERDAY! Jerry call*, at?ret» ti> come borne for the Con- iiolly'M uiiiiuiil New YenrVi breuk- fiiKt ut whlcU all iiiivtukCN, fiuar- i-oln ot j»:iMt year are oflleially liuried. The doctor, JIartha and JIary in tike a coun<ry call. It develop* Into an ohntetrlcal cn«c, •with Mnrthn and Mary nitKUttnK. Arriving home, they find the cook la tear*. Sheila in in jail. * * * HAPPY NEW YEAR! . CHAPTER IX "TkR. CONNELLY turned from the fears. "Sheila's all right. She was arrested for speeding. Police are being particularly vigilant tonight. ! '. . . There's nothing to get excited about. I'll have her home in half an hour." "What a way to start the New Year," Martha breathed. "In jail!' "She's really not in a cell," the doctor explained, "merely detained at the station. Kathleen is with her." He paused at the door "Better see what there is in the house for a New Year's party There'll be no dancing for the twins tonight." He tried to mak' his voice sound sternly paternal but Martha knew he was secretl} glad for an excuse to have th girls at home. The door slammed behind him Martha sank wearily into a chair * * * T was after 11 when Hugh re turned, ushered two chastene daughters into the house. Weep ing had played havoc with Sheila's makeup, police station dust streaked her white formal. She burst into tears again as she rushed into Martha's arms. "Oh, Mommy, Mommy 1 It was terrible. I was arrestedl" Martha patted her, comfortingly. At her -father's side, Kathleen grinned impishly, the twinkle in her'eyes matching that in his. "It was swell, Mom. Imagine Sheila being arrested. Why, some of our best families were there. Louie the Dip, Chopper Tony, Butch, the burgLir. It was swell, i wouldn't have missed it—" "You didn'o have to go to jail," Sheila sobbed. "You weren't arrested, and brought up before the judge." "Even if I had been—" "Kathleen!'.' Martha's lone silenced her. "You and your father make some sandwiches and coffee This is New Year's Eve. We'll ring in the new with our own party.' "I was only teasing, Sheila. Kathleen apologized. "Honest, was as scared as you were." Martha waited until the doctoi Ivlary and Kathleen had disap p eared into the kitchen then asked: "What was this, Sheila How did you get arrested?" "We were going down the bou evard/i Kathleen and I. We left ie boys at the house and were oming over to pick up Mary. I uess I was going a little fast— 'his motorcycle patrolman stopped s, took us down to the station. Ve had to prove that we hadn't een drinking, and they wouldn't et us go until Dad came down. "Kathleen called here, then ailed the boys. They came right down, but they didn't have enough money to pay the fine. When Dad arrived he said we'd have to come home—that we couldn't go to the' party. "Won't you ask Dad to let us ;o, Mommy? He will if you ask him. It's New Year's. It only comes once a year—and this is a grand party. I know it is." Martha smiled. "I think it can be arranged, if you'll stay here until after midnight. Your father and I are selfish enough to want you to ourselves when this year begins. But I doi- c want you to stay at home, and neither does Hugh, unless you really want to .. . ." "Mommy, you V be with you." Si. ished her tears. >w we want to .;'s smile ban- HEY stood before the fireplace, hands tightly clasped, as the clock began the first of 12 strokes been stood up by a couple of jailbirds .... It's for you, Dad." Laughter subsided as the 'doctor listened intently, asked terse ques- • jj| tions. He was serious as he replaced the instrument. "There's been an accident on the highway. I was hoping we'd get through the holidays without any serious '., smashups. . . . People will 'drive too fast, on slick pavement . . ." Sheila ran to get his coat and hat, Kathleen brought his galoshes. "Call the hospital," Dr. Connelly went on. "Tell them to be ready for anything. One man is dead, another seriously hurt, the high- vay patrol officer said." He hurried into his coat. "I'll get home as soon as I can. If you youngsters go out, drive carefully, and look out for the other fellow." "Don't drive too fast yourself, Hugh," Martha called to him, but ie was gone. * * * accident cast a shadow over A their party;. There was no room for laughter now. Why someone else's misfortunes should affect a doctor's family, Martha could never understand, yet it was true. Kathleen yawned, broke the si- ending the year. Over the city church bells began to ring. Someone fired a gun. Whistles shrieked "Should old acquaintance Hugh started the song . . . Maria's clear soprano held the las 10 te. Hugh kissed his wife tenderly. May 1941 be as happy, my dear, as all the other years we've_been ogether." Her eyes were shining. "We've so much to be thankful or, Hugh . . . If— if—" she hesi- ated, and he read her thoughts. "If Jerry were here." he finished for her. "This celebration would perfect. Don't worry about the boy. He'll be all right. Jerry is 10 fool. He'll do the right thing." "He should be here, with us." "Martha, darling our children are growing up. This is the first New Year's we all haven't been together. And don't worry. Jerry will be here for breakfast. That's the real family New Year's. 'We've been lucky to keep them all together this long. They'll be getting married soon, establishing their own homes. Then there'll be just you and I again—like it lence. "If those fellows don't call soon, I'm going to bed." "Maybe they won't call. They may just drop by for us," Sheila suggested. The telephone at Martha's elbow jangled again. She lifted the receiver. "Yes? ... Dr. Connelly is not in. ... He's on his way there now. . . . Yes, my son and daughters are in school there. Just was when we started, ber?" Remem- The telephone rang. Sheila interrupted her pronouncement of numerous New Year's .resolutions —including **I will not drive too fast"—to answer. "It's probably our dates, wondering if they've a minute, I'll ask the girls, they may know. . . . Will you repeat that number please. . . . Thank you." She covered the transmitter with her hand. "It's the highway patrol again. They're trying to identify the driver of one of the cars in the accident. It has a university- license—V-40, I think he said—" Kathleen gasped. "V-40? Are you sure?" "After he talked to Hugh, the officer discovered this license, and he remembered that you and Jerry are in the university. He thought you might know to whom the car belongs." Kathleen's face was ashen beneath her rouge. "Let me tall?: to him, Mother." Her hand trembled as. she picked up the phone. "This is Kathleen Connelly. What was tliat number again?': . . What kind of car is it? Yes,' I know ' the owner. That car belongs- to Valerie Parks!" (To Be Continued) ANSWER: Shortest term. William Henry Harrison; unmarried, James Buchanan; first born under American flag, Martin-Van Buven. 1VEXT: Who was Jacob Liebmann Beer? BRUCE CATTON IN WASHINGTON the committee's existence, and \vill ive it a considerable • sum of noney to work with, seems high- y probable. By centering more attention on Nazi and Fascist activities Dies has camisd many of he fears which congressional liberals used to have of him, and his ong fight with the administration has—for, the moment, at least— een harmonized. GERMAN-AMERICAN TIE-UPS TO BE SCANNED Even more important than this investigation may be the one which Senator Wheeler and a Senate LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Blytheville Courier News: Just* about all we hear now in the big 'dailies is "Help to Eng| ,land' : 'and "Give to England." 1 Now, understand in the outset of this article I do not have a drop of English blood or German blood in me. I am South Irish. Let's just see what England has ever made a treaty with them but icy tooic advantage of United tates 1 weakness. Now, let's see if England has uy wealth. She owns control of 5V= million square miles of ter- itory; she has more than ' any ountry in the world—asking for money, blood of American boys o cover up her crime of the Ver- sub-committee are about to launch | done to make this country so into trade and patent agreements • crazy about it, We first went to between United States and Ger- .nan industrialists. ^ The anti-trust division of ths The more economists have tampered with economic conditions, the worse they have become; me „,„,, pom,™, KtenUrt . have formed g ov- ! ^ *« ^ J™ !o° S. By BlUTCK CATTON Courier Nows Washington Corrcspoiulnnt WASHINGTON. Jan. 3.— An im-. portant part of Congress's job has ernments the more are governments in need of reform; the more sociologists have tampered with the family, the more the family has disintegrated.—Dr. pttirim A. Sorokin. Harvard sociologist. cised in several important fields by the new"' Congress. 'Most famous of all recent congressional inquiries, of course, has been the Dies committee's investigation of nn-American a divines. Congressman Martin Dies, chair- Department of Justice'. uncovered some sensational material in this j field last winter. Nearly a year ago Assistant Attorney General rhurman Arnold warned defense jhiefs that some of the agreements his men were uncovering man of this committee, insists | JO : ntec j i 0 the existence of price- that its study of fifth column ac- j'j xing coiuro i s aiK j limitations on seriously to re- tivitles is now more than ever vital \ pro d u ction which might seri to the nation's safety. He has j ^pair the nations effort t< annoimced ' that he will ask for | arrn wheeler got interested in the $1.000,000 to enable the committee j mn tter. got the Senate to approve j scalpers, to continue iUs work on a large | an i nqu i ry . anc i j s preparing to di war with them with Gen. Washington to whip France. Then thej mistreated the colonies. They thei made war on us and for sevai years, the Americans went nakec barefooted, to get out from unde their yoke. They then set the In dians on the white people, kille the men and scalped the wome and children. My great, great uncle. Cap John Robinson, cut- the first tre to build Fort Nash, which is no the city of Nashville, to keep 01 the English tories and India Now, why don't we hear -some- tne -fine battleships scaie. Whether Congress will give him that much is an open question: j deeply into the things Arnold was ' talking about. Insiders predict some startling finds may be made. BY THE POOR WHERE >'OU CAM VVATCH5 THE COSTS ^ JMr-^T CS "~~--~ L_!-J *-^~. ''7~_lCV~-^ '"••-:* -"'T^-^.Jc^S^-'ir 1 ! i ilk / ft 'f- /— / BORN-THIRTY--'YEARS TOO By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople STOP/ DON'T SHOOT AGNN /— t GWE. UP/ TME MONEV OUTA M5RE. GRAB OUSW/ [NT L\J£>Cr 10 SECONDS LATER = will vote to continue I During the full a good deal of sentiment developed in Congress for an investigation cf the Civil Aeronautics Authority was thoroughly shaken up by 'n presidential reorganisation order last summer, the Ah" Safety Board was abolished, and the surviving bureau was put back into the Department of Commerce. Bitter opposition waii expressed in Congress at the time: the faci that three major airline disasters occurred during tho fall drew charges that the reorganization had been detrimental to the government's air safety program*. j Senator McCarran of Nevada mary demand an inquiry. TV.r administration would oppcsr such a move, and might, succeed in blocking U.. " i A LOOK ' ; AT ELKCT1ON.S ' Another investigation thai may j develop would center around the ! 1940 election campaign. j Thr Senate campaign fund coir,- j nultec headed by Senator Gillette j I ol Iowa will shortly report on the j inquiries it nn-cic during and after 1 the campaign. It ha? not yet i drr»v:u up its report, Uv it is hniuy possible that it will recom- mrr.d a further Senate investigation—with the idea of formulating j new legislation to utrcngthen the I Hatch act and the corrupt prao iGo act.; a bo is a Senate inveb- Then, let's turn to 1812 whe they came over with the finest army in the world. Lord Packin- ham's company, the same one which defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.. They failed again in 19IS. We hoped to defeat the Keiser. All we pot was a good cursing and gave them six billion .dollars. Wo America shot down, 250 million lollars—the finest war ships that ever floated, to please England, destroyed none, sne aid not stop at that. She got the United States and France to go over to make Italy, Germany and Japan do something. They said "No." Tnen Mie Rome-Berlin axis was r ormed. Why should we take out of the mouths of the hungry, off the backs of the naked, tax the American people to give to the richest- , country in the world? Why doesn't England give up those Island Naval bases to pay her honest debts? Now. this is the capitalists at work—not the common people. I don't believe it- will be six months until the Johnston law will be repealed or amended—one or the other—then into war we go.. ; When -such men as Alf Landon xsaid; "England should have all they want." the big boys arc at work up yonder in Wall street. H. W. KYLE, Caruthersville. Mo. HOLD EVERYTHING By C!yd« Lewis io the new world. "Well, \vcll-I sec you played'llircc years r

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