The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 8, 1941
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PAGE'JOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NJSW8 THX COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager - Sole National Advertising Representative*: —Wallace Witiner Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheyille, Arkansas, under act o! Congress, October fl, 1917. Served by the United Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier la the City of Blytheville, I5c 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,. 16.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Tarn Light on the War Committees If it be true that one man's meat is another man's poison, it is equally true that one man's truth is another man's propaganda. ...... A -half -dozen committes are no\v deluging the country with material aimed at influencing United States foreign policy in one way or another.* There are the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, the America First Committee, the No Foreign, .War Committee, to name only the most vocal. Let it be said at the start that "no" particular good will come of trying to dismiss any of these committees with an 'epithet. "Pro-Nazi" or "Pro-British" ivS not good enough. So far as we . know every , one of. these committees is a purely American committee, actuated by the single desire to lead this country in the path that will prove best. It is true that one group tends to advocate policies which one presumes the Germans would like; another, policies which would bring cheers in Eng- land. But they, are not to be dismissed by calling names. They are too important for that and it is essential that we know exactly and in detail what is represented by each. The U. S. Department of State registers and i-eq Hires such information from representatives of foreign governments. And. that is .good. We know 1 for instance, when Sir^YUmbtWLewi^ Washington correspondent of tKe Lori: don Times, issues a weekly news-letter called "Foreign Correspondence" that this is British propaganda, and it maybe read, as such. Sir MImott ' is duly registered with the Department of State as a British representative. *ou can take what he says, or leave it. tfut the domestic committes while they certainly wield more "power in molding American destiny 'than foreign Propagandist,, perhaps even morc tha[1 •Political campaigns, make no such accounting. • These committees, naturally wish the people to trust them. Their pur- Pose is to crystallize public opinion. » "ere Is nothing wrong in that. It is Part oJ our democratic process Citizens w,th pronounced opinions have not on y the .right but the duty ( 0 advo- e ° Pmi0nS - M ° dern te<ihni « uc organization in .such adJvo . have lice » ** for congressional investigation committees. This seem. scarce- policy of complete ami -BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.). COURIER NEWS utter frankness as to sources of support and objectives sought by all organizations seeking to.influence public opinion is the answer, and the only answer which will inspire public confidence in what they-have to say. Y Pays Fer cf Pertection, See: An ugly, black-visaged, insinuating chap leans across the counter of the little store. "See?" he leers. "Ya pays fer d' perfection! You joins our association, see, an' nothing bad happens la ya. It's onny 30 bucks a week. If ya don't pay . . ." That scene has been enacted all too often in the United States. We arc- familiar with it. It is a racket. Now change the scene. We arc now in the Czech-Moravian Protectorate. H is the second year of the Gorman occupation. The Man - lias come around for 400,000,000 crowns, twice last year's payment. That is payabje l.o the German Keich in exchange for which the protectorate is relieved from paying for certain administrative, military and other costs. These have been taken over by the Reich as "guarantor of the protectorate's security and sovereignty." That is the New Order in Europe. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1941 j Up From The Depths A war always produces its share of those stories winch are stranger than fiction. But surely no-stranger, more weird story has come out of the war than thai, of the submarine- Thetis, resurrected from a watery grave to send another undersea monster down to take her place. The Thetis was on a trial run in the Irish sea in j imc , 1939 when she sank and carried. .9.9 men to their death; Five months,later she was laboriously raised, Reached, and .reconditioned Now the British Admiralty .says it was IKs same Thetis, re commissioned as. the Thunderbolt, which sank an Ita!-' Inn submarine. Ships have been raised from the wat- ejT depths before, but to atone for this resurrection by sending another to take its place on the scene rthly ocean floor; is a deed no Ik- tioner has yot even dared to imagine SO THEY SAY The policy or aid to which we are committed may not. be carried to the logical conclusion short of war. a fact ffhlch cu ,. ^^ ^ ^ « en tnken into full consideralion^-Broofes Emony, director, Council on Foreign Relations. * * * To punish men with 10-year sentence, or po,,sessm, and tiling literature whic «oes legally through the U. S . ]rmils is an J™ democratic institutions-Ani^ GarrieUl Hav« compel. American Civil Liberties Union * * * . Popular election, cxpm,, thc win of the poo- Pie. but back of that wH! mU5t bn Ulc C ocrat, JC .pirit wWch H(onc r om il UIJ I ot COP*. 1JH1 BY MEA SERVICE. INC. T. H LSEC. U. S. PAT. OFF "Perfeclly scandalous, isn't it? I wonder,how much a dress like thai would cost." T. M. REO. U. S, PAT. OFF; VOW AAANV MEM A\AKE UP XX IN COLONIAL. IT WAS BELIEVED THAT A PERSON WHO To uct. NEXT: How do bees build hexagons? Trains Stopped by Inserts ; Train locomotives sometimes run over armies of caterpillars crossing the tracks. The crushed bodies of the caterpillars make thi- rails so greasy that u-action is in. the train brought to ;i Mop, r.ulitter Prizes Pulitzer prizes include one for the best example of correspondence, one for the best editorial and one for the best cartoon published in an American newspaper during the preceding-year. e dirndl i, that which WP Cim (lo I0(| Jinpowibto 'takes n lim "* TH' RR£ AN' WARM IT—THAT'LL TLOO THIS 3KLATE — WHA'LL I DLOO? ^. f ' ! ' AND HIM, TOO Arm Fractures in Series | Fcwcr Sllicidcs of Xptrr()cs LAWRENCE, Mass. .UP)-Three j MONTGOMERY Ala mr>)-Six ^^p-™° \^^xs^£ £%z% »^?r tey^^jr,? Ss rs^T&^ss -^ b-<=-» &S OUR BOARDING HOUSE J with Major Hoople SERIAL. STORY CONSCRIPTS WIFE YESTERDAY i 111II germ* almost _£Jt»a (o jrct a>v»j- from Uie dnib routine of tlic slort. And before iriM thU rc '" Mie4? * *** <"'« d«y for JJm M luuvljig )>u* ' urrlvvd. I';«ul «VM H *° <he train AVlth « ] »««». As «»II Hiving* aliourd he tell* Paul to look our for Martha. The train' lenve». Martini face* 1'aul. "I'm a con»icripi'»ivife mm'." * * * PAUL FOLLOWS ORDERS CHAPTER III ' J/JARTHA MARSHALL stood on the platform, watching with tear-blurred 'eyes as the lights of the train grew dimmer and dimmer in the distance. She scarcely noticed when the crowd of people began pushing toward the stairs. Someone behind her said wearily, "Well, that's over." For Martha, it wasn't over. It was just beginning. -She thought of the empty apartment—the silence and the memories that were waiting for her—and her throat tightened. ..f 3 ,^ touched her arm. "You dicta t eat dinner," he said. "Do you want to stop somewhere and have something, now?" "I—I couldn't, Paul." _ Out in the car, Butch was whining, his nose pressed against the glass. He bounded out as Martha opened the door. He licked her hand Then he looked behind her His head cocked to one side inquiringly. He seemed to be asking, "Where's Bill?" ivr" 1 ^' 8 gone, boy," murmured Martha. "Gone for a long time. There's just you and me, now." "Well," Paul said, gently. "There's me, too. Remember, I promised Bill I'd look after you." Martha didn't answer. She Paul was sarcastic about the way Suzanne set the table took over the task himself, "it's simply not your line, Sue."' Martha moved in between them then, laughing, ordered Paul into the living room. Suzanne was furious. bered the far-away day she and Bill had first seen him. He'd been a scrawny little pup in the arms of a weeping small boy. "My father don't want him," the boy said, huddled up on the curbstone. He had looked at them with tragic brown eyes. "I just can't take him to the pound They'll g-g-gas him." The puppy had pathetic bowed legs and a funny, wrinkled little muzzle. Martha had reached lor him and the little boy asked eagerly, "Do you want him, Missus? Do you? He's a good dog. He don't eat much. Honest, he don't." Bill coughed. "I'll give you a dollar for him.' 3 "Gee, Mister!" For nights afterward Martha had had to get up to feed the crying little puppy. He had to be house broken, and there was the problem of what to do about him while they worked. Bill cursed himself for ever having bought the animal. Yet he was the one who said, "It's tough on you, coming home from the office and straightening the dump, anyway. Let's get a woman to help—she could fix our. dinner, too—and then she'd be .here to let tile pup out during the day!" "Martha," said Paul, touching her arm. "Martha, what is it?" C^HE shook the memories from her. She mustn't go oft; into dazes like this. There was so much to remember—but she had to keep going, had to bear up. After all, she thought, trying to whip herself into being sensible, she had been alone before, she married Bill. Butch scrambled back into the car. Martha got wearily in behind guess I am hungry, after all." She couldn't face the empty apartment. Not just yet ... "You must have been hungry," —-« - •>— 'wsvVvi.j, 4,1 vt*J&l. J - -«.»^.**M i» j.til Cl o LCctlV til said Paul, in a restaurant a few music, and loud talk." her lips and put it back without tasting it. "Now, listen, Martha. You've got to be reasonable. He's not going oft' to do or die—nobody's going to take potshots at him. It's just training." > "I know/' she smiled wanly. "I know." "Well, for Pete's sake, buck up!" "I'll try." He fiddled with promised Bill I'd his fork, take care you." There was a wry little smile around his mouth. "I'm not going to let you mope. Why, you won't even have time 'to.miss the guy. Because you-and I are going to be very gay. Very patriotic, see? The chin up, the spirit fearless, and body parked .in a movie every night." But she couldn't summon even a smile, so he took her home. After he had" said goodnight, Martha threw herself on, her" bed. The tears which had been dammed up so long came freely then. She cried with her face in the* pillow where Bill's head had lain, every night She' cried with her fists balled up and Butch worried and restless on the floor under her bed. After a while, he crawled up and licked her comfortingly. "Oh, Butch," she -wailed. "Butch, how are we going to get through a whole year without him? :i Butch jumped up on the bed and did his doggy best to assure her that it could be done. J^FEXT morning, in the office, she was ashamed of having been such a fool. She greeted Paul with a cheerful smile. "The flood is over," she said. "From now on, it's stout heart, iron control,, and bring on the gaiety." ™™~ -riSSfsd his hand for the lev- If ^ K •? b ° yish charm ' tornado on ^ screeu > who waj a aSSfe-a aF=""- ;"«&"- 'You call up Suzanne -right away] The first thing to do is drive the blues out of the apartment with a steak dinner, radio So at 5 o'clock Suzanne drove up to the plant in her smart gravr, coupe. Martha and Paul squeeze^ in. They stopped at a supermarket and bought quantities of food. In the kitchen, Martha donned an apron and Paul, appropriating the only other one available, .began supervising production. He was sarcastic about the way Suzanne set the table, took over the'task himself. jj "It's simply not your line, Sue.! "Oh, isn't it? I'm very domestic] underneath." £, "You make the coffee, Sue. Any! one can make coffee. Just measure it right, add—" £ Martha moved hi between them . then^ laughing, ordered Paul.into the living room. Suzanne said"bitterly, "If I walked around: wit§ flour on my nose, I suppose he'd admit that I'm domestic." I .,;After dinner, they^went,out la T * a movie. Martha Hung'""back ir| SI the darkness'-of.the-aisle S o that if Suzanne could sit next to Paul] * She thought, triumphantly, "Frrt . so tactful! I hope Sue appro-' |l dates-it." s But then, the. figures on the,screen became blurred. . Havins Paul and Suzanne for dinner had not chased the ghosts out of-the | apartment at all. It had simply I reminded her of those other din- 1 ners,. when BUI was home. Shq wondered, achingly, what hei husband was doing now at thai Reception Station. Was he lying somewhere on a- cot, in a ,'tenj perhaps? Was he thinking of her? It was—she tried to look at net wristwatch, but it was too dark—' it must be 10:30. Did soldier! have to turn in early? j Paul leaned across Suzannq "What's the matter, Martha?" * 1 (To Be ^Continued) • COME AND GET IT What to Eat in Winter—and Why Behvecn-Mea]'Snacks Are AU Ridit— Ration's Really Needed WHAT "WE A TJ\\E TABLS/HM/ r**~- i MHRTHA_, ^ ivii^,-, i [ HATE TO BRING THIS UP, AS A TME FELLA 5A10 WHEN HE iNTHe \ CELLpsR, 30T T GOT "PECS OF JOBS ; AM' I r AS WELL P&V ROOM fc&sn-¥^ MPOLK9 AS MOVE ID A vfT ^ -» IT.iwr^i j-«_j »»CiU t TOJ<INiPOLKS ' r\0\ EL/«****-B v PANCAKES THIS WORDING 1 PAV, NO PANCAKES? Mr. riuBoLs. a former food chemist for the government. Is fl nationally recognized authority on diet. • "* ' r T ")y WauUR L. duBOlS. &l: A, Work done by the average human body, in 24 hours would raise a heavy passenger automobile to the top of A 10-story building. All this power comes *' s Vo- 4 tro:n Uie burning . , „ s ^ loxklaJicn) of t ^ t'ooc! within {he *- ^ , • body structure. The .source of ^xV ail energy is the flPfe Mln - Wi ^ h r ' hs li'^ht. green'leaves combine carbon dioxide from the air with water #nd make sugars n n cl .starches. 'Hie rlinnist calls ' h'r ;n cnrbohy- dra.te.c-. Carbohydrate:; distributed, throughout '.vcrlcl ;znct are thc cheapest mci the body can" burn. They arc alto quick-energy foodh. Cane ;MH> beet ,-.ugar:.v mciltUvC.s ;md honey arc stocked with power i'or iiumcdUsie use. The starch in such focxis y.s bread, cereals, po- Uitocs. corn. p?as. beans and par.s- in our own KUMOIT. ;hr body. In a mixed diet over- half our energy usually comes from the rarbo- In a later article \ve will show how this mixed diet, .should be made up so as to include carbohydrates and other food essentials in the right proportions. A .source of quick heat and energy is very important in cold weather. Our fims bum faster and sometimes exhaust thc fuel supply before regular filling time. Keep a box of good candy or sprrc raisins or dried fruit hard Si ^ i._ *\' _ ^ > known. Growing children'who have les;,. storage capacity than adults anc§ at the same time are more on thflf move, really need a small-refill o:'H Mils' same nature in mid-mornins'^ and mid-afternoon so as to'carrjS : them comfortably to the . nex $ meal. ' . - ' : $ A piece of bread and. butter witv|f .jam or jelly, a sweetened - frui^f drink or an ice cream cone wi.l!| till thc bill. A. cup of hot cocoa i;| n pleasant variation. Sugar is also 3 protectioi against low temperature. Wnei exposed . to cold we need extn fuel. Eaten while on a long win ter hike or when watching a fool ball game on a cold day, its flam^ helps keep the body temperature! as it should be. Take along :| candy bar. ' | a NEXT: iiou- much fuel? Thieves AIr-o Take Watcb SAN JOSE. Cal. (UP)—P. D. Or- Ifinclo. rancher, maintained storage tanUs for gasoline. Bui thieves kept tapping 1 his supply. S< he bought vi valuable pointer cios r to guard ihe<1anks. On their r.o>:| visit, the thieves took their ternary 25 gallons or" and also the dos. Carbohydrates give us energy for hard work. by. For (h;U hrtivor rat sonic nf (hoc qirivU foods. This emergency ration will hit the right spot nt on^c anil pvr Ihr :in-i>siry Uivk luc asioUirr hour's work. Sughr is thc -quickest foot!'--stimulant Universe, in a A planetarium is a circuit $ room over which is ouspencied stainless steel donie. serving as screen upon which, by means an i-iitricato projector, it is pos; blc to shov: in a realistic inamv&rf every star or other object in-'-tlul r-ky that b visible to the nnkcc'r- •\vo. I I un.suuJ K££ rrjllcction ; A college at Noi-thfjcld. Ma.0 hntj un unuMuil collection of <0: c~*s 01 'many rare .specitr.cus < birds native lo North' America. I/* 1

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