The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 7, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 7, 1941
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BLYTHE VILLE.' (AfcK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1941 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS * ' - THl COURIER NEWS CO. ' I" R. W. HAINES, Publisher ••• • SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor ,J,,THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager '"^•cfle Mattohal AdrerUaing Representative* Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, L«- troit. Atlanta: Memphis. .'Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday •Entered as second class matter at the poet- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act oJ con- B, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Prea -"suiscRipnoN RATES" By' carrier to the City of Blythevule, I5o for of 50 nule S ,,$3.00 per months, 75c for three m™ O», per- year, payable in advance. When You re Sure You're Right • So many things today arc unccr--. tain: so many courses result in. the annoying reflection, "Yes, but maybe it I'd taken the other course .... . But it is never wrong to .relieve sui- 'fering, to be humane and kind. The sending of §16,690,000 in cash and supplies to war victims through. -the Red 'Cross during the past year is- • •something to be proud of, a deed with- , out a regret, an act of whose essential goodness there can be no doubt. To Britain, to Finland, to Greece, France - and " Poland, to China, Norway, Belgium, and Holland have gone medical supplies and warm clothing, bandages, blankets, and ambulances. -This tide must rise to greater " Heights. Oii this, all may unite, for ho fnatter what one thinks 'of details : of American relationship to the war, there is no disagreement oh the sending of bandages to a bleeding victim of bullet or bomb, no argument about providing milk and warm clothing for a \yhimpering child. - . equally ill become the United States to say, "You are fighting my fight, though I prefer to remain aloof. Get in theN arid keep fighting, no matter what it costs you." TKe man >ho'draws no •cards in the game has no right to kibib. ••;•••;.. 'As long as the United States continues to feel that its interests are not strongly enough affected to warrant going to-wary it must also feel that its interests do not warrant a judgment as to how long the right shall go on, or what shall be the settlement. Any move for peace must necessarily come-from the belligerents. If such a move should co'me, b'bna fide, from both sides, offering a basis of settlement that seemed to give any hope at all of a stable future, there is no reason why the .United States should not be willing to help if asked. But such a situation has not arisen. One of President Wilson's reasons for urging neutrality in thought and deed in 1914 was. that he felt the United States might become the peacemaker. As late as January, 1917, he made . h j s ".Peace Without Victory" . speech, with Its f a m o u s prophetic phrase, "Only peace between equals can ,: last." It was a. failure. The time never came when both sides at once .really wanted peace. • Peace feelers arc a recognized technique of warfare, especially in these days when propaganda is worth many divisions. The United States now faces this hard duty; ,to take up /and further no. false- peace moves advanced mainly for tfie'ir possible effect on the war, and yet to avoid becoming more "bitter- end" than the belligerents themselves. > 3 in The [/. S. and Peace Moves c Does the United States 'owe Europe ' . and tfi'e world its services as peace-" makerMf so, to what extent, and how? No one questions any longer ..the , intense interest o£ the Ui\\tect,States in ;r"the>i war. land •• its outcome. l^tfpigree • that our owir-failure must be"lived out in the world which emerges from th,e ____ war.. . 'It is a war we did not willTrue, - it-has been argued* that'-the United States egged some of the European countries into resisting in 1939.. That is sheer bosh. It is inconceivable that ^either 'the, Germans, in starting the - war on Poland, or • the:.. English or French in their decision to resist, wqre influenced to any measurable extent by what the United, States thought or might do. It is true that the British undoubtedly counted on being able to obtain supplies from tha United States, but that was inplicit in her situation as mistress of the seas, not .- in-any-promises,-policies, or exh'orta- • - tidns from this side of the Atiilritic.' - The war, let us repeat, was not oi our making. By the same token, the decision as to how long it is to be carried', on is not our own. It, would ill become the United States io put excessive pressure ior peace on any country which believes it is temprarily on the short end of ii fight fora righteous and vital'cause. It would Cross -Fertilization of Science Even in the laboratory and the scholar's study, the United States: can'/; scarcely withdraw into the isolation so wistfully wished and so" impossible to attain. :,.. • -., The American Association for the Advancement of Science heard a clole- ful story the other day of the .fate : -of learning in'Europe: The University 'of Warsaw.has ceased to exist; the faculty of the TJniveriity of Cracow in' : a concentration cam]?; the University :o.f Madrid in ruins; the University of Prague closed, with half the universities of Germany; the University o"f London uproo.tecl and dispersed, with 100,000 of its hooks destroyed by bomb, and fire. - ' " ; What is'that to us, if. American universities.'can "be preserved? Just this, according to the Rockefeller Foundation: Scientific progress results from a sort of cross-fertilization of the laboratories and halls of study of the world ; ( one group alone lends to become sterile just as a completely isolated fruit tree, denied cross-pollination, bears fio fruit. Which is just one more of the things Germany forgot. SIDE GLANCES COPR. 19il B? NEA SERViC'e. 1NC._T. M. BEG. U. S. FAT, OFF hear-she can tell him ofT more picturesquely than he .yells at us." By William Ferguson THIS CURIOUS WORLD EL \S ABOUT THAN <3AROEN OTX- KANSAS - -. BUT WH EN IT'S /VOO/V IN EL. \T'S ONL>/ /Xx4.-/V1 C3ARDEN CITV V.-/' DO C1C3AK. 'DEALERS OFFER A CTUSTO,AAER> WHOLE BOX.--SO ' THAT HE A\AV PICK THE. DESIRED hJUAABER * No nation, not even our own abundantly supplied country, could long fight a mechanized war without access lo foreign sources of mineral supplics—Dr. C. K . Leith. consultant on metals. Defense Council. Let us make the wish that America, will, throughout the coming year, be stroii* to do the right., as God gives her to .sec the°right.- Prosident Rennet Irving Brown, Dcnison University. SERIAL STORY > CONSCRIPT'S WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE ' ./ • V COPYRIGHT. NEA SERVICE. INC. YESTERDAY i Martha Msit*HaI! '" hud b«eu engrafted to I'nul Elliott for <%vo yearn before nli« met ||1H >IarMlmll, Puul'M Mi'lifiul chum. And Kiie luid married itill ICMM tUuu u month later. 2Yo*V. *ll!i u. bride. »ke and Bill make n fourmomc »vlth 1'nul and Suzanne Decker. Come* rejciMrndoH for draft. DHL U iu CluH* T, *tm:e "Martha In tlnuncinlly independent riud Dili'* >vork Ik not e»*eniinl to defenwe. Theu one Any, there i» it letter for liili.- Ue ha* been drafted. * * •* CHAPTER II CHE seemed to hear him saying it *^ again. "I've been drafted.' And the room was still swimming around her. "Honey," Bill pleaded. "Darling, don't look like that. It's nothing. If I have to go, I have to go." Martha steadied herself. Her husband's face came back into focus. She saw his crisp dark curls, the tightened line of his lips. Her fingers went up, to pat his cheek. . So he had been conscripted after all. There was nothing they could do to change it. He would go away. For a whole year. His country needed him. The United States of America. ... "Lots of men enlist," Bill- was saying softly. "Lots of men join the army for a career." His arms were around her. He kissed her. /'It'll only be li like having'a job out of town Martha. You could come up .to camp week-ends. I'll be home on leave sometime." . . "Why, Bill, you—you talk as if you're used to it already." He was accepting it. He was not rebellious. Something stabbed at her heart as she realized that almost this might be an" adventure for him. A change. Something different. Perhaps, he even welcomed it. ' . Bill was like that. He had curi- Suddenly she was clinging to him. "Bill!-Oh, Bill, darling." "Don't cry, honey. I'll be thinking of you every minute." He shook hands with Paul. "Take care of her, boy. I'm depending on you." now there'd be her.own living to make. •' ' Duty, : it was a big word. Strangely, an unfamiliar word. Martha Marshall thought, as she walked into tie sunny office where osity and a boundless thirst for she typed specifications for air*. , -» ™- • T 3 «. r.~i_ »-.1n»-.Qc. -fV^f •nfvrVmnc "tVlPir f*PT"lf?Ta- excitement.. Marriage had not settled him. '' . , * * * HPHEY walked out into the street. Peg, so rusty and dilapidated, so contrary, was suddenly dear. "It's a good thing we have Peg," she said. "I can drive up to see you.'" planes, that perhaps their genera- turned into the station drive. "The parking lot's jammed." Laughing girls, and girls who weren't laughing, and men carrying suit-1 cases, and older women clutching handkerchiefs, were getting out of the other cars; "I'm not the only one who's be- ANSWER: Not because of any federal law, as many people believe. ..but merely as a sanitary measure. NJBXI:.'Whal our ancestors thought about potatoes. "Yes, if the camp's not over 10 miles away. I wonder—where do they send the men from this vicinity?" He added thoughtfully "Funny, how you never give the army a thought. I bet I can't name two forts, off hand. And what I remember from ROTC drill in high school, you could stick in the eye of a needle." Separation. She looked at him hungrily. She must remember the line oi: his jaw. the "blue of his eyes 3 the way his hands were big and capable on the wheel. She bit her lip. They had never been separated, not even for a night, since the minister had said the solemn words over them. And now, they'd be apart for a year. A whole year. It -stretched before her, barren and endless. "In case I never told you before/' Bill was saying. "I love you, Martha." "In case I never told you," she whispered, "I love you, Bill Marshall." tion-fhers and Bill's—had heard ing left behind," Martha said. It all too little of duty until now. It was cold comfort. .iad never been a stern taskmaster Inside, the station was crowded LO be reckoned with. No one had and noisy. As they pushed their preached its necessities, it had had way toward the gate, Paul said, no part m their lives. "Reminds me, of a scen^ from .a Paul Elliott raked his strong newsreel. Kissing the boys good- fingers through his hair when she by." . told him Bill had been called, j Martha's eyes stung, her lips Nice mess! I thought they'd use quivered. But she . had promised some discretion. First crack' out herself she would send Bill away of the' fishbowl, they hook a mar- w |th a smile. ried man/' He told her to go. right home.' "I'll fix Everything." "You'll write to me, Bill? Every Bill set his suitcase down. ''Well, this is it, honey." His arms reached •was TT all-happened so swiftly. She f or } ier? and suddenly she -*- could hardly .believe it when clinging. to hiny "B.ill., Oh,. Bill, she woke' one morning to the darling." '""'"' "•'-"-;'"-•"-..' sound of Bill's shower running, the "Don't cry, honey. Ill be think- sun streaming in the windows, and ing. of you every minute." " ' the voice in her brain saying, He • shook hands witii PauL 'This is the last day. He goes to- "Take care of her, boy," he said night.. Tonightl" At breakfast, he said, "I'm ac- gruffly. 'Tm depending on you;" A' Tabernacle Repaired SALT LAKE CITY. Utaii <UP) — Time has mellowed the tone of the \vorld-famoiis Mormon Tabernacle pipe organ and today, after 73 i years of playing iho world's best ; music from church hymns to Bash and Beethoven, the instrument-is undergoing a major repair job to remove the creak of age from its voice. Pioneer Mormon craftsmen began construction of the organ shortly after the close of thr civil ! War. Materials .that, went, ihf.o the instrument were hauled" from thf forests of southern Utah by horsr and ox cart—there were no railroads. Cue hundred workmen worked for a year carving out woocler pipes ranging from five-eighths o' an inch to 32 feet in length unti' 6,868 of the" pipes had been installed in the organ. Other craftsmen carved out/ an intricate facade. Work was completed in 186" and the instrument has been in constant use since that date. T the Air Transport 'plant, Martha said, "I'll ask for time off. I want to stay with you every minute, until you—leave." She'stumbled as she got out'of the car. The blood pounded in her ears. It seemed to her almost as though she was saying farewell to the gay and careless .life/.they had known until now. Sayinj farewell to the laughter and dancing and the irresponsibility. The country had given her husband a stern duty/to perform; and she, as his wife,'had her part in •it, too. She'd have to stay home alone and waiting. She'd have to come to this office every mornin _ Not as before, simply because i made things easier-^-but because tually liking the idea. I was get- "MARTHA stood there, a girl of ting fed up at the store. Felt like • LfJ -' stone, as Bill mounted the'lit- a mule on a treadmill. Same old tie steps into the .train. His face customers, buying the same old appeared at a window, over some- junk. Asking them, got a job, how one else's face. She picked up the much you make, how much can comers of her lips and smiled. She you pay a week?'* waved to him. ,/.,,.,', Her breath caught. "I didn't A vpice cried, "All aboard! All know you weren't happy." . aboard!" There was the rising "Sure I was happy." He was al- snort of the engine, the deepening most impatient. "But things get rumble of wheels, 'ihe tram be- monotonous after a while." They'd gan to move. Martha waved fran- gotten monotonous in New York, tically. Suddenly she was running. That's why he came here, she re- trying to keep up. : "Bill! Billl * membered. j Paid.said, "Martha. Don't.' . She scarcely heard him. She was Paul rang their doorbell half an , . lour before train time. "I should running along beside.the train, h&r have brought flowers," he said, eyes on Bill's face. ' Goodby, 'But I-got this." It was a compact darling. Goodby." But she wanted kit. leather, with comb and mirror another moment - of seeing - him. and razor and chromium contain- She ran as if, somehow, she could ers for soap, toothpaste, shaving keep up. As if, somehow, -she cream. ' could prevent being left behind, "Say, that's swell!" Bill grinned. But inexorably the train moved. "A pint would have been useful, faster. Bill's face was drawing too." away. Then it was gone. Her ami The three of them piled into the dropped to her side. "He's gone, front seat of the old car. Bill I'm'alone." slung his suitcase in the back. 'A Paul was running toward^ dejected Butch, leaping in behind All at once, she was laughing, them, sniffed unhappily and asked "Paul," she cried hysterically- in low growls what was wrong. "Paul, I'm a conscript's wife now. '•"Look," Paul said, as they I (To Be Continued) 415 ll it Ifex THE/ SAY THATS ASIGM OP A WEAK 5TCMAGH-- Vj'ELL, WHEN ALL PEOPLE GST LiKElHivT THERE'LL. BE MO MORE WAR.S. FDR WHEM TH' FIRST GUV GITS KIT, BOTH ARMIES WLL ALL. • JUST'PRICKED HE WAS THf • 5ASERWJTH .A BURMISHIW' CHAik) AM' ALL OP. A FAlMT AM WAR WILL. BE COPR. mt BY KEA snwcc. we. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople WAS FOUR OF'EMjTOUGH AS JAIL MOUSE Biscurre/tw 1 BIS sov MAO A MUG j BUT I RAN MVROD UP ? N l tXDWN MIS R18G UKH A KlD RDSJ^IN 1 TK 1 SCALE ONJ A PICKET FEMCE, AM 1 ME LAMMED AS A PAGE 'RECORD/ MO-MUM/ WHERH^D THAT BlROGmWAT LINE? WELLjX'LL t ALL ABOUT nr= AND GET IT What to iat in Winter—and Why .^^_^ L 1MBn __^_—^^^^»^« Maiuteuance. Body ' j. Growth Depend On Proteins entire growth and maintenance oi" the whole body depends on it. Protein, also furnishes body fuel. Proteins are well distributed throughout' • the vegetable a.nd on vital organs. No storage space is provided Lu "the body for excess protein. We can't lay ifc up in the summer tor winter use. -Body tissue is 'osing broken down continually be replaced at once. For Ibis a regular, daily supply of protein is required. ' Practically all foods except, fresh fruits and leafy vegetables furnish appreciable amounts of protein, ince for the sake of other food elements (discussed later) it is- to eat a mixed diet, the table animal worlds They * are -riot all alike, however, and ,rnusl be taken apart in the digestive system .so Ibe body can select gives safe amounts of animal prod-l from t h. e s e parts the ones that can br rebuilt Into 'unman pro tern.. Those Proteins build tissue and cells. duBois. a former food chemist,' for the government, is a authority that contain all the elements • of human protein arc known as complete pttrtotns/Meat. eggs, and mas- arc in' this class. Foods rich in protein are true heating foods. A liberal supply helps give' «s a ; feoling~ of warmth. In 'cold weather usually we are more active, our digestion? are letter and we ran and should use up more ricii fpod& than in summer;' I ''Tiie' sedentarj,' worker, however.} should be cautions. Since nearly j ail : foods furnish some protein, he should not overeat of fosds 1-icli . Such overindulgence Sciulf, to ex- \ i revive nitrogen intake which is I nets to use daily in winter. 'Select from the tabte one item — or U more t'nan one bo desired. reduce (-he Quantity accordingly. Use this in a mixed diet with vegetables, fruit, and grair. products. The protein requirement?, of a sedentary person be amply by this plan. In case of ..o ounces . 4 ounces.. . J> ounce;; .. "•; cup 3-4 ounce?. 4-5 ounces 3-4 pint .. t pint .. I pint doubled "Lean meat Beef liver Lean fish Salmon (canned) Cheese (Ainer.) . Chicken. Uean> . Milk (skim) .... Milk i whole) ... Buttermilk Eggs (large) .... NEXT: Fuci for the fire. nationally recognized on diet. F-Y AV7UIUK T,. duF.OlS, M. A. . , 'It'Uxkes protein, to ..make- humanJTlic.-body iiaus to elimmata....Uie ..ex- a name tissue and build living cells. The I cess which may put undue strain 1 shrew. b'cih" wasl-cfut and clanyerou's lo! ' The peculiar j^trong-lJackecl Af- om- heallh if contiiired vciy-Jona. • rican shrew i:; known there by liJch means .."hero-

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