The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 9, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 9, 1941
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS OO. "; ; H. W. HAINES, Publisher , : - SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor -J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager National Advertising Represent*tires: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- trcit,' Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BLvtheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of BlythevUle, 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, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. «, Text-Books—Shield and Target The United States believes in public education of its. children as a cardinal point of political and social faith. It- spends two billions of dollars a year to run schools for 26,000,000 children, it employs 880,000 teachers and usually elects directly its local school boards. Most teaching must necessarily be from books. Therefore the choice of text-books is important to everybody. Every once in a while some special group takes upon itself the task of influencing this choice of text-books, either by demanding elimination of matter displeasing to it, or more positively, by getting matter inserted which furthers its particular point of view. The work of public utility companies in having texts written and adopted, or modified, has been thoroughly exposed, and in the long run the resentment aroused by the practice outweighed any benefit the utilities might have reaped directly. The American Legion has had its say about text-book material which it considered un-American; so have the American Federation of Advertisers, the D. A. R, f and other groups. Latest organization to take up this issue is the National Association of Manufacturers,, which is now launching a new national campaign to scan school texts critically. All these groups have the unquestioned right (because they are made up., of American citizens, . apt they:are'groups) to"'protest""' any text-book material which is being presented to their child r e n. The "schools being among the most democratic of our institutions, local school boards ought to consider most thoughtfully any such complaints. The principal job of the schools is to turn out men and women who can think. It is not to teach them a single body of doctrine as •ultimate truth —that is Hitler's way. We Americans have a strong and abiding faith that our ways arc, in general, good ways. We have found them so, in good times and in hours of trial no less severe than those we face today.-We believe they will stand like a rock in the midst of descriptions of all other \vays-of life. Our children are not, nor do we want them to be, so tender-minded that they may not even hear of other ways Surely u way of life that must be. thus hedged about is not worth preserving. Qurs is not .such a way. :*q to call attention O f local school boards to unfairness or inaccuracies is .» Privilege of any citizen, and a duiv But it is equally a duty of school boards to weigh the objections themselves in the scale of the interest of all the people, and not in the scale of any group or organization. No Course Without Danger o From the President's recent defense speech, one phrase keeps coming back to mind. It was to the effect that today no course is open to the country that is without dagger. Everybody wants to bo safe. In fact some of the most desperately daring deeds of personal bravery have been done in the effort to become safe. That is how precious safety is to man —so precious that he will often risk his life on a hair's turn in the hope of attaining jt. So with every course faced by our country today. Our mounting debt—a terrible risk, of course. Our foreign policy—what can it be but a frightful passage between Scylla and Charyb- dis? Reforms and .social pioneering— a gamble. Why take these chances, then V Why not withdraw, ostrich-like, from the world, in the hope that the storm will pass ? Because most of us feel instinctively that this is the most dangerous course of all. Lambs And Wolves Innocence is a lovely virtue. It im- plies'a certain purity and simplicity of mind that is in itself a thing of beauty. In a Iamb it is an admirable quality. A nation, however, cannot afford innocence, especially in a world in which most nations are more akin to the wolf than to the lamb. Only a few years ago, wire-tapping in the Department of Justice was bit-, terjy resented, and when it was abolished, people sighed with relief, content that ancient liberties had been preserved. Now Attorney-General Robert H. Jackson is cbmpellcd to ask Congress lor special permission to tap telephone vires in eases involving espionage, and* other grave crimes. Why? Because we" know Uat the wolf i s among us. and that the lamb's innocence is little protection when spies must be fought with their own weapons. Are we losing our Golden Age innocence? Or are we just getting smart.- to ourselves? SO THEY SAY To prohibit law enforcement, officers from intercepting message* no matter what the cn- cumsinnce., may bo, i, to grantee the sale «« of channels of wire and wireless communication to .pies and criminal-Attorney General Robert H. Jackson. * * * nomocracy is not. merely « good form of government ; lt is lhc bes t.-Pre S iden( Robert M- Hutchms. University of Chicago. and Garibaldi again Society, to President THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1941 COPR. mi BY NE* SERVICE. INC. T. M. BEG. U. 8. PAT. OFF. -J -"-"—- - 3 'I wiis leaching my son how lo ice-skate yesterday- you won't mind if I dictate standing up, Miss Brown?' THIS CURIOUS WORLD OF BBES AND WASRS ARE MOT RLANJNIED THAT WAV/ THEY ARE CYLINDERS THE TORPEDOES. O /AHEAD,"' "DONT &IVE UP THE SHIP/*" k bUK COUNTRY, RIGHT OR WRONG* T. M. REG- U.S. PAT. OFF. ANSWER: David Farragut, at Mobile Bay; James Lawrence, in battle between Chesapeake and Shannon; Stephen Decalur, in'the Mediterranean. NEXT: Ironical building: of the Queen Mary. SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPTS WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT. 1941 NEA SERVICE. INC. Superstition Supevsrii.jon has it that a person at a cimijer party who strikes a glass and makes it ring must nbce j his finger upon the rim immrdi- . r.toly ""to save a sailor from drowning." • Mnch From Liltlr A population three and one- half times that' of the Urn:cd Stales is fed in China from rulii- vateri land only 50 Jo 60 per a 'ut as great in area a.s that of the former country. About Ovstrrs Oysters are edible every month of the year, with modern refrigeration. They are not. however, at their best in quality and flavor during the spawning season, which comes in the months spelled without the letter "r" Moon's Effect Stronger The attraction of the moon and sun tides, with the moon >^u-inT the stronger effect of the two, since it is much nearrr to the 1 eann. \Vi<h Bill MCCU1H fcml ,, y . has OH y n, iu .| 1( (he do ^ for C01|ij _ .MM," , U1 Pslul * KiH O1 ' t tu follow IHIl'f* l»nt order, I 0 kcey M.-irtlm «»m»y. He ^rcscrlljc.Mfood.iiiovitx, K»>i!t>\ Tjie Kc'cond night he nnd Mr/.:.i.iM; come (o Hie n'liartmcitt for dinner, then K o Jo ci «ho\v, but .Murilm cannot lilde her irrlef. * * * NEIGHBORS BEGIN TO TALK CHAPTER IV JK T the days that followed, Martha Marshall realized more and more poignantly what it meant to be what she herself had called a "conscript's wife." It meant peering anxiously into the letterbox, every morning. It there was a letter from Bill, she read it at once. If there was no letter, she went unhappily off to work. It meant listening to a great deal o£ silly, well-meant consolation. "As if," she thought fiercely, "Bill had died!" It meant pressing loneliness, even when Paul and Suzanne were with her, and they were with her practically all the time. But no matter how late they stayed, there was always the moment when_she turned on the bedside lamp in the bedroom, and the neatly made up bed stared up at her mockingly. It meant, too, long letters from her sister. "The best thing for you to do is come and stay with us, Martha. There's no sense in your keeping up the apartment just for yourself. It's too expensive. We'd be glad to have you." She knew what staying with Helen would be like! Helping with the three children, doing the housework, sitting in the cluttered parlor and listening to her brother-in-law's interminable business troubles. Oh, no! Just because Bill was gone didn't mean she must stop living for a year. But in everything that mattered, she had stopped living. She thought, .wonderingly, "How did I manage before I married Bill? I was alone then." The davs before she became his wife" were shadowy and unreal, as if they had happened to another girl. In the office, the girls were kind. They asked her to their homes for dinner. She refused, gently, but she appreciated their thoughtfulness. One of the girls- asked, "But what do you do with yourself?" Another girl •the thin file clerk who worked right there in the Engineering—said, "Oh, Mr. Elliott doesn't let you get lonely, does he?" There was a dreadful silence. Martha felt anger rising inside her. She said coldly, "Mr. -Elliott and his fiancee are old friends of mine." Suzanne wasn't his fiancee. But she couldn't let a crack like that get by! * * *' JT made her wonder, dully, if it was wise to see so much of Paul. But that was nonsense! Just because she'used to be engaged to him. Hadn't Bill himself said, "Take care of her for me, Paul." And then, one night when Bill had been gone three weeks, Paul turned up at the apartment Vith- out Suzanne. "Wo had," he explained, "a little disagreement last night, after we left you." "Oh." She wondered if he would tell her what it had been about. But he didn't. He only said, "I'll show her!" smiling, as though it was all rather silly and unimportant. "You and I," he went on, "are going to the Davenport for dinner tonight." ; "But—" "That'll make Suzanne burn!" he said. Somehow, there was something not quite light in his tone. But she meekly x got her coat, and off they went. The Davenport was the swankiest restaurant in town. They had come here often, long ago. The headwaiter even remembered them, and led the way to"the table in the corner where they used to sit. She was conscious, as she looked around, of the fact that her simple dark dress, the gold chain at her throat, were too demure, not up to the style of the ruby velvet dinner dress of the woman at the next table. She had never used to worry about her clothes before. Because then she had lived in a two-by-four room in a boarding house and all her money went on her back Now, it was different. She realized, suddenly, she hadn't had a new dress for months. . "I feel, 71 she told Paul, "like a beggar maid." And she kept wondering about Suzanne. "Stuff," said Paul,-picking up the long printed menu. It was a delicious dinner, from the shrimp cocktail straight through to the .luscious French pastry. Martha giggled, "I'm full to the eyes. I must have gained five pounds." "It won't hurt you. You're rather thin, you know." "Thin?" she exploded. "Paul Elliott, .1 weigh 115 pounds and that's plenty! Would you like to see me bloated up like a palloon?" ''Xou haven't looked well since s said soberly/ "There under yoiir eyes. You're not—not as energetic, somehow. No spirit." She dropped her eyes. "I do miss him." ||It's -senseless to worry." "I haven't been worrying.'* After a while he said, "We've seen just about every movie in ab0ut fioing for a it came to her, how very _ like the old days this was. They didn't talk much, driving along. They never had. She wondered fleetingly about Suzanne, hoped Paul would bring her with him tomorrow night. He switched on the radio. There was a quiz program. A man's voice asked Now Mrs. Smith, what state in the smallest "Arizona," Martha said, idly. "Utah," Paul insisted. The woman on the radio was silent for a. long time. At last she said, "I'm afraid I don't know " "Sorry, Mrs. Smith. The answer is Nevada." "We were in the right part of the country, anyway," said Mar- Ira. "Nevada, eh? You wouldn't think— with Reno—but that's a sort of floating population, I suppose." "- . Paul didn't answer. Reno. The divorce .center. "The Army's just as good as Reno for separating people," Martha said. "And a whole lot cheaper." "But not quite as permanent." Suddenly, with a swift turn of the wheel, he was turning around, heading for home. At her own door, as she shook hands with Paul in good night, there begun a fearful scratching from the other side. "Butch!" she exclaimed. "I almost forgot him. I'd better led him out right now, or he'll break training." Butch bounded out, gratefully, making straight for the stairs. "I'll walk around the block with him, Martha, and bring him back to you." "Thanks, Paul. And I did have a lovely time." She remained in the little foyer, the door open, waiting for Butch to come back'. From the hall closet, the sleeve of Bill's raincoat stuck out. There'd been no raincoat on the list of clothes the government told him to bring-Impulsively, she reached for it. brushing it against her cheek. Suddenly she heard a voice, indignant and very loud. "That man's walking around the block with her dog at this time of night, and look—her door ' zs ine such goings on!" , (To Be Continued) open? COME AND GET IT What to Eat in Winter—and Why 1 medium potato, u cup split pea Mr. duBois, a former food chemist for the government, is a nationally recognized authority on diet. * * ^ Hy WILBUR L. <luBO3S. M. A. Our working machine operates at it.s best when invert' just the right amount of fuel to burn. We ran climate our fuel requirements quit c accurately by us,s mg a measure 'supplied by , food science — the calorie. IP ?. device called a . calorimeter scientists navo measured the energy of multitudes o i' ioods and expressed this in calories. They "K. n o w h o w. m a n y calories are required to ;oup. DAIRY PRODUCTS: 1 tablespoon butter or other fat, large cup buttermilk. 1 oz. American ,«,«. W. L. duBois AvMES AM' CHAPIM ARE KEPT IM SCHOOL AM DAK;KJ HAS HIS MUSIC LESSON-- CARTER HAD TO DUMP ASHES AM' HAY DOM HAS TO TAKE TH' BABY OUT--AM' KMOX HAS TO GO TO TH' DEMTlST AM' AM' JAMES HAVE GOTA JOB CLEAMIM' A LO CARTER., CHAPlM, WELL, HE'S GOT AART UESSOKJ By J. R. William 8 OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopie BLAST THIS LESSEE WMPCT XGOT WERE- -•:;... THE C5REAT MAS 6ESN A VALVOOS V PITTSBURGH, AND I HOPE RND A NICE SPOT FOR 54l,\\ H ALL ^— SOME U6^4T. SETTL WORK ^ HE'S A GREAT FELLA* .' Vc s SHERIFF . BUM? ,. GPP GRftS PtTtSSUSJoH.' OR. YOU'LL WIND ^*\w* _COffl. TW ft HU StBVtCt. IftC. T. H REG, U. &. CAT > Keep the average person goinir. in Cus respect nutrition is an exact .science. Food consumption varies greatly with the 'degree of activity and the weight of the individual A man w^iing 150 pounds engaged in a ^cornfnry occupation needs 2200 to 2Sno calorics in 24 hours: light work. 2800 to ?,000 calories; work requiring some muscular strength. 3000 to 3500 calorics; work calling for severe, muscular effort, 4GOO to sooo calories. Heavier men require more in proportion. Tempera!WT has an effect en the amount, of food needed, ex- pCMire to cold fiemjsndins more uirl. So during Ehr \vintrr lar"?t amounts of calories are required. In the guide boUnv. there. Ls listed the iuei value in calories of various foods. The items are Interchangeable with others of the same—vegetable (or vegetable, for example. If a mixed diet and the principle? cf nutrition discussed in these articles, iolcct a menu which apparently will supply all (ho fuel you need. Then watch thr scales • and vary the quick-furl food* (carbohydratesi until your -weight remains n.- 3 you want if. In the following foods, each i;cm yield. 1 ' 100 calories: FRUlTo: 1 iar$e apple. .1 mc-.j dium banana, 5 medium prunes. 2 tabicsv30out> of raisin;;. '- large grapefruit., l lar^c orange. 2 me- uiiiirt P ; \TVS, 3 medium peachc.s. i VEGETABLES: 2'-, c.". baked j beans ;navy or !i;n;u, P- o& j creamed carroLs. 1'- m. i'rc«h car- ' rots. !- cup creamed rutabagas, 1 Calories are muscle builders. cheese. 1 square sweet milk chocolate, '-j cup cocoa, with milk; 1-4 cup cream..; 1-4 cup ice cream. '.» cup rich milk/large cup skim milk, l large egg. MEATS, • FISH: 2 oz. lean, cooked meat; '.» cup salmon, 2 oz. liver. 1 1-3 oz. boiled ham, ^ cup canned salmon, 3 oz. lean, cooked fish; ',-: cup codfish. 4 thin slices of oacon. OTHERS: 3 slices of bread. 1 cup of -cooked breakfast food. 2 tablespoons of sugar. These figures were taken from "Feeding: the Family" by friary Swariz Ro.^e. NEXT: Reserve fuel. Solar System on Move Astronomica l. anno u n c e m e n t s state that the solar system is moving southward in the direction of the Great Magellenic Cloud of stars at the velocity of 450.000 miles an hour, . The "figure eight" diagram found on globes of the world is known as an analemma, and it is a graduated scale designed to show the equation of time and 'the apparent declination of the .sun for each day of the year . , HOLD EVERYTHING By ClycS* Lewis Y NU SUVICT, i>*c T. M. REG. \i. ; j. TAT. "Better keep an eye on inc. Surge, into range!" that hal comes

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