The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 6, 1941
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totra BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ?: -<K •••-; H. W. RAINES, Publisher . - " SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor ^ THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager National Advertising Representatives: 'Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, De. trbit, Atlanta, Memphis. much rather than too little, hard though that may occasionally be on individual proprietors and stockholders. The time has come when only the national interest can be paramount. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday j Sticking Up t\W . _ „.. i . _ fe . * • . *• * • ,", Entered as second class matter *at the post- office 'at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress; October 9, 1917. Served by the United Prest 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 per •year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by "mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $650 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Expansion For Industry Certain industries have been reluctant to expand. They have felt, and with reason, that the collapse of the defense emergency might well catch them with plant facilities which were not then necessary. Loss might be caused, which industrial proprietors naturally would like to avoid if possible. The President's talk of Dec. 29 makes -it plain that he considers the emergency so urgent that this is no longer a primary consideration. "The possible consequences of failure.of our defense efforts now are much more to be feared.'" the President said, than the chance that some excess plant, capacity may be built. This situation deserves gravest consideration by all industries whose productive capacity proves unable to supply what i.s needed for defense as well as at the same time providing for the normal needs of civilian life. We have tried, at the outset of the • defense effort, to set on top of the normal production of our industries the extra load of war production. As the effort swings into full stride, it becomes clear'that in many cases industry will not bear both. Then two things become necessary: Until additional facilities are built which will provide both at once, civilian consumption must be cut down while the military bill is tilled. In other words, if. auto, plants can't bullet both pleasure cars and tanks, the tanks must be'built, and you wait for your new car. Then, if a new tank plant or a new auto plant can be built, maybe you can have both. Our whole- life- today has become simply a Balancing of risks, a choice between evils.. To build excess capacity and find ii unused when the emergency has passed is bad. But to attempt to build defense and find it inadequate because of reluctance to build sufficient capacity is worse. There is much also in what the President said about greater needs after the - emergency has passed. The Muscle Shoals nitrate plant, for instance, built for war uses in 1917-18, passed out of use after the war emergency, yet it became valuable again as the* keystone of the TVA regional development, which in turn has become a great national asset in preparedness. We do not know precisely what productive facilities we may' need after this emergency has passed. We only know that it certainly is better, from the national point of view, 1 0 have too It is good to see the American Social Hygiene Association joining in the army's crusade to protect its men from the harpies of vice and gambling who swarm about every camp hoping to separate the men from their pay ami leave them with empty pockets, a headache, and perhaps a lifetime of regret and sufi'ering. The problem of the soldier on leave, let it be repeated* is a serious one. Despite «very possible precaution, the incidence of social disease tends lo rise whenever adequate facilities for off- reservation entertainment are lacking. Men in birradcs are no more plaster saints they were in Kipling's day. Released from heavy army duties, they will have, fun, and. if opportum- ly'es for decent wholesome fun are larking, they^ will seek whatever kind is available. The best defense here, as anywhere, is a good offense. The positive rather than the negative is the first point ol attack. So the ASHA, in its fight against venereal disease, touches the key point in urging, with army authorities, propei- recreational facilities in towns near camps,. An ounce of prevention is still worth a pound of cure. The Plastic Age Changes in the everyday things of life come so slowly that we feel that they do not change. The automobile, the telephone, radio, come upon us by natural degrees, and take over great positions in our lives so insidiously that we do not realize, it at all. So with those new materials, plastics, which little by little are moving in on our daily life.; A model stood the other day in Boston's Institute of Modern Art, clad from head to foot as follows: Hat and raincoat of exylin, bathing suit-of rayon; nylon stockings and a vinylite handbag with Incite knobs: imitation alligator shoes with lignin heels; cellulose acetate parasol with plastic handle; beads of Incite. In short, here is a mannequin, dress' ed throughout in materials which were ' utterly unknown 20 years ago, utilizing raw materials not used for such Pin-poses before. The effect not only on our daily life but on our economy is noi. yet measured, but both will be very great. SO THEY SAY Even now. and much more so six months hence, it will be suicide for „ European power to send a hostile ship into Uie 'Caribbean. It would never get out,-Navy Secretary Knox. * * * K I didn't think there will be a time wnen this country wall have no unemployment, ra nun my job.-IsadGr Luhin, director,of statistics. Department of Labor There ;$ so far no political directing group anywhere which has been .elected chiefly on a bas* of imeUigence^Prof. P. C . Harriett Cam- budge psychologist. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SIDE GLANCES MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 1941 .COP*. 19*1 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. HEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. "Then explain why you never took an interest in dogs until I started what you call filling the house with weekend tjuesls!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson OIACOMO FAMOUS HE. CHAMG>£D HtS rs/AAAE TO • IN/ DEFERENCE TO TBRAAS OF THE WILL. OR A .WEALTHY RELATIVE •A\EVER. T. M. P£C. U. S. Pit. OFF. WHICH CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY DOES MOT TOUCH THE= PACIRIC c EVERY POUND CQNTTXMNS ABOUT OF BLOOD VESSELS. 1-6 CCPR, |J«i BY NEA SERVICE. INC. British Honduras does not touch the Pacific and Salvador ?>as no outlet on the Atlantic. NEXT: Can you be too ucly to join the array? No Action On Contest By Pemiscot Democrats CARUTHERSVILLB, Mo., Jan. 6. —Spokesmen for the. Pemiscot County Democratic Central Committee stated Sunday thai the rounty contemplated taking no action in regard to the .stale Democratic Committee's contest of the Governor's race in the recem November election. The. .state rom- mitiee went on record this wek eiec- j (ion. in Republican nominee, defeated Lawrence McDaniel, Democratic nominee, in a closely contested race Charley Neeley of Caruthersvill' is county chairman of the Pemiscot Democratic Committee. O SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPT'S WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPVRJGHT. 194T. NEA SERVICE. INC. Tusks Are Teeth Elephant tusks grow from CHAPTER I HPHE neighbors called them, disapprovingly, "That crazy young Marshall couple," The neighbors complained about the late parties they gave; the high laughter, the shuffle of dancing feet, the blaring radio. They objected to Butch, the bulldog. The neighbors opened their windows and slammed them down meaningly whenever Peg, the wheezing old wreck the Mar- snails called a car, sprang to groaning life at the curb outsids, And the neighbors talked about Paul Elliott, who was always with them. Imagine! Everyone in town knew that Paul Elliott was the man Mrs. Marshall had been engaged to for two years. Then, all of a sudden, less than three months ago, his old college friend, Bill Marshall, blew into town. He got a job as credit manager at Throckmor ton's Jewelry Store. And what happened? Before you could turn around, he was talcing Martha out. Within a month, she married him! And now, look! The three of them, chummy as you please, running in and out what used to be a nice, quiet, respectable apartment- house. Oh, the neighbors sniffed, .sure, sometimes there was another girl — a tall, slim blond, supposed to be Paul Elliott's new givL * * * JgARLY on the morning of Oct. 1G — Registration Day — the neighbors heard whoops of laughter from the Marshall menage. They judged, correctly, that Paul Elliott was eating breakfast with the Marshals again. "We might as well register together, Bill," Paul had said. "After a hearty breakfast, the condemned men will go forth bravely. Bill, you certainly were the farsighted bird, seeing all this coming." He didn't say that he'd had the idea first. "Now you're married, in the exempt class." "So that was it, you worm!" Martha turned on Bill. "You married me for protection." Her golden "brown, eyes sparkled with laughter, her little white nose wrinkled adorably. "What else?" Bill ran a casual hand through her red curls. "You didn't think I was in love with you?" They munched their toast, in perfect bliss. To Paul, Martha said seriously. "You should rush to the Jj cense bureau with Suzanne Decker, that's what you should do." Paul grinned. "Should I? Perhaps Suzanne has other notions." He and Suzanne came up frequently for dinners and bridge and dancing to the radio. The four of them had watched football games and movies together. Yet, somehow, there'd never been anything very serious about it. Martha couldn't quite put her finger on it, but she'd sensed it * * * ARTHA worked for Air Trans- Bill was beside her, his arms enfolding her. And in his fingers, that white paper. "Martha, this is it!" he said. "I've been drafted I" port, the sprawling factory on the edge of town where the great silver airliners were built. They were switching to bombers, now. She was Paul's secretary. Paul was assistant to the chief engineer. Paul gave her dictation full of words 'like "propulsive efficiency 1 ' and "airfoil boundary layer' 1 and "translational velocity." But these days he never stopped in the middle of a sentence to say, 'Your hair's honey." m the sun, upper jaw. They are elongated nrr specialized upper incisor teeth growing downward from a point i: front of the eye-sockets. And he never kissed her, behind the file cases, any more either. All (hat was part of the past. It had ended the night be said, "Martha, this mug is my old pal from .school. He used to smoke all my cigarets, wear my shirts, spend my money/' The bluest eyes in the world looked down into her own brown thr { ones, and a shiver coursed through n-i^i, E- < rv -- New York cUy consumes a bil- yhich Forrest Donncll, lion gallon? of water every day. By J. K. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Mai7r~Hoopl ?&^=-£=»& •—- -^ * A her. A shiver that was cold and yet somehow worm. Her smile faded, her breath caught, her heart began a frightened pounding. The tall man with the ]ean brown face couldn't seem to tear his eyes away. Then he said, "Paul, I never borrowed your girls before. But there's always a first time/' "Hey, wait a minute! We're engaged!" But iii the end, when Paul saw how it was—and in two weeks, even a blind man could have seen it—he was awfully decent. He stood in his office, turning the ring over and over in his fingers. "That's all right, Martha," he said tonelessly. "I guess you couldn't help it. I guess it just—just—" .It was as,if all the months before had never happened. As if she'd never planned to marry Paul, as if the girl who'd laughed with Paul and worked with him and kissed him had been a different girl from the Martha Bill Marshall"had pulled into his arms last night. "I know I can't hokta candle to Paul/'. BUI said. "I don't make as much money, never'""will. I haven't his brains, and—and he saw you first. But, darling, I love you so. From the first moment I saw you, I knew." "I knew, too," she whispered. * * * JglLL'S voice brought her bade to the little blue breakfast nook and the reality of the present. "Quit dawdling, Martha. Paul and I must hasten to present ourselves, give our. pedigree, all for the glory of the cause/' Bill started Peg, amid the usual thunder, and they drove off jerkily. "If I could just afford a new car." "When you're in. the army, darling, earning $21 a month", well buy a Rolls." "Say, you don't really think they might take me?" Bill asked, in mock alarm. "Sure they might! With a self- supporting wife, and a job where you're not even useful in.defense. \Vhat on earth has a credit manager .to do with defense?' 1 * * * were to remember that, later, when the questionnaire came. Because Bill Marshall's serial number had been among the first drawn in the national lottery in. Washington. Paul laughed when he heard ?.bout it. "Hi, General!" . But he didn't think they'd take Bill, either. It was only when Bill was ordered to report for a physical examination that they became uneasy. "And I'm so damn healthy I" "Wait," Paul comforted. "Wait till they get a load of your knock knees." "I'll have you understand." Martha informed him primly, "my Bill has beautiful knees." She wished, unhappily, they weren't quite so beautiful when Bill returned to tell her: "I'm. in Class I." "Oh, Bill, no! You're married. You can't be drafted." "But I can. You can hardly be classed as a dependent, earning almost twice as much as I do. You got along all right before we were married"—there was no bitterness in his voice—"and, I hate to admit, you contribute .more to the support of the household than I do." ttii "But, Bill, you'll be credit manager in no' time/'Aild-T cari^quit my job." They had discussed ail this before they married. "But the arrny won't wait. I couldn't lie about it, Martha. I had to admit the facts. You don't need me. I'm physically fit. My work is not important to defense. Besides, it's our duty—my duty, anyway." * ff * TOUT, somehow. Martha was sure they wouldn't call him. They simply had to take all the single men first. There were others eage.r • to volunteer. There was need for only a small percentage of the men available. One morning, while they were still at breakfast, the telephone rang. Bill answered. "The desk clerk," he said, replacing the telephone. "Probably wants to know when we're going to pay the rent Be right back." He returned before she had finished her coffee. There was a long white_envelope in his hand. All^at once the table, the walls were swimming dizzily. Then Bill was beside her, his arms enfolding her. tenderly. And in his fingers—that white envelope. "Martha," he said tightly,. "Martha, this is it! Induciion order. I've been drafted!" _____ (To Be Continued) j included in your menu. ~jvTr7f processes continue. fTTeeTj Pood .science j going, it must have a constant sup- is comparatively] ply or fuel—usually expressed in ne\v. During the generation calories. What fo Eat in Why :ow much THAT 8RE&XS Tt OLD SPRINT RECORD HELD 8V TUH VILLAGE FIRE IN GETTING TO A Give Special Care To Di(* old Months GORILLAS LMJA.N WOULD s . While nearly all roods furnish investign tors| some energy we depend chielly on have- proved: sugars ana starches lor our ci;r- thai many phys-j ant supply. These foodstuffs arc icai ills are due j vet y \vioery distributed and tne to dietary de-i cntap^t source of txx.v energv. ficiencies. the; We know just how * much lucl lack of minute j is required to keep the coay ma- qi:a n titles of ji nine n;iming smuotniy. ror cm- certain mystc- I eigencies. wnen tnc iAu : rent siipijiv nous com - j oi luel pounds essential 10 health. Scientists tell ujv -A-hai ihese element^ a i e. is not adequate lor me to and them. They ai.^o.iuci ar;d me oj each 10 select n dice them BY WILW. : !! L. iluUOIS. M. A. You can cat throe mculs n day and still die of malnutrition, starved for some dietary necessity, not and how ihoi win give IKS a jj O f the riant propordons. ';i- .iob ihe opciy has u the ccnversion cf rood 'into ti.-5\;e a ad energy, a is Vlial {h . u ^ CQ glvon encugii of the rifint maieiinJs to work \vith in oroer to do a good joo. I'urprAe o! th/.; .«.-pno.s oi a>'- ndcs i.s 10 find these mavmyts 'or you and shew how • rm:ch ot {them (o nit in ortlei to have poco p the body's fire | ncalth rftmr.g winter mouta?. j • New 'jells auci tissue inn^t, i)£ • provided consr-antJy ior tnc §ro\v« ir.b pL-rson and the v, : urn parts ji t--u-i-; human imc.iunc iniici DC :e- p^iivci. I-or thi-; protcm i;- required. Protein ii^ aU-o ;i vaiu;ti)ic source of body heal. \i i:, lounri in nu-my i'GoasiirtTs. the most, uunilinr DOU'L; icini iue:?,t. r.uik and chcea\ UuBois. u former food for the government, is a nationally rccogniml authority on (iict. Th bctly : r shift. aemanu. we have sumo .stored \\\) m ir.e lorm of tat. in jnuiuig XMLS valuable reserve away, v.c recogiuze tiie clanger oi loo luucji ci irns .->H,i - (.r; aeuty of me oui.v to t.uv.< u away in uiuinveiuci.i- of.Ci I ;i,'>iguC;V plrfCC4>. 'itlU> V.f OiVl control. Ail of tin;; effort is tutiie. hwv- evtr. unless those ir.y&tencus viu- uut.« avc present- m aouudance. j lu-y ajc tti«: rei;iUaio:5—lat 1 gov- ciJu>rs oi niiU'HiOu. we Knovv uieir .•;iuing jjiaci'j'i sria WiiJ <<UI ij.-> SVt! £0 iliOHK. we up move iient a no. er,etv;v, wncl t.he waarr cact il. f;ot io"w' oeucirni in some ' the prcoum a ,UOIUK!. cine ni PM»' jjfiTvi and mcl vnc uic '.-ooy invic-t, uove s] •vvuiter to prevent UJR-J 'i he uexvcr knovvicti tlon offers the i'acth works on u J problem. Tiictc laci^ Even when resting cut Ior you. ?c o! nutii- io iolve th:; ; \ve rt'iil ai^

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