The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 11, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 11, 1941
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PACE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COCKIER NEWS OO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor 3; THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Goto National Advertising Representative*: Wallace \Witmer Co;, New York, Chicago, De troit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered a* second class matter at the post- office at Blythexille, Arkacfias, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Pres» . 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blytheville, I5c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 milea, $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. Foreign Trade-Going, Going, The last expectation anybody might .have had that the United States would profit through increased foreign trade because'of the wai" will vanish when the figures for 1940 are completed. There was a time when war in Europe meant that American cotton and wheat went to premium prices, eagerly sought by any means and at any prices. . It meant temporary prosperity. "But today's world is a different. '.."'=world. Let's take a look at what has happened to American export trade last year. •"•?' The tot eight montli.s of the war had little effect. There was some increase in sales of arms to Europe, and .'in material to South America which countries there found themselves suddenly unable to get from Europe. About last June, this began to change. Suddenly Continental Europe, either occupied by the Germans or cut off by the British blockade, ceased to he a market at ajj. And the Soiun American boom began to slow up, simply because those countries, too, were cut off from their usual markets in Europe and as a result had no money with'which to buy American goods. Along -came 'tne armament boom. toward tee end of the year, t>2 per cent ol :our : exports were going 10 tne Bnt- ish-;ii;mpire instead, of-'the 'usual 40, and aimost au of tttese -were airpianes, ,' jron >: SLeei, machine "tools," macmnery, and. other" war or potentially war 'materials. : - jl'hus 1940 is going to show a total .foreign traae greater man 'mat of any yeat- since iv/^.-iip 26 per cent trom 'ast year. Uut almost an 01 it is a traae in war materials, with export 0.1 •::' surplus tarni prooucts actually stumping. 'Ana even if this increased .VJ<]0 export total exceeds $4,Ouu;,uuu,UOO, it wjjnstili be iess than half the iWo figure. What does this mean? First, it means that to the extent to which our mqustnai plant becomes adjusted to •arms export,' we are breeding trouble Jor the time whejr that export cncts. Second, the cards are stacked in today's worid-against .foreign traae, the total voiume of which, as welj as- our own share, tends to decline. Third, the South American market we wish so ;much to cultivate, j s there all right, hut it can not increase unless and un- til'we increase "our imports. Loans, .with their, subsequent headaches, wjij stimulate this trade only temporarily. .But the United States will have'a favorable balance of "trade" of S* VA. f-^y OUT OUR WAY 500,000,000 for 1940. You might think that's good. But we don't want imports for that balance. We don't want gold for it, even if anybody^had it to pay* which they haven't We've got gold. What then? This: Reconcile ourselves to the idea that foreign trade is declining. Plan for that. In the meantime study every plan thai permits greater import of goods from friendly countries without too strongly competing with local industry. In the long run foreign trade must be mutual—we can only continue to export roughly to the same extent that we are willing and able to import. Income Tax Warning Kven if you never before made an • income tax return, you may be required to make one in March, so get ready. Only thi' 7.000,000 people who made returns in 1.040 will receive blanks from the Treasury Department But another 8,000.000 \viIJ have to file returns (his year, though they never did before, and therefore will receive no blanks. It is up io them to get the blanks themselves. The more - than - doubled number making a return is due to the fact thai this year every individual having u gross income of $800 or more, or married people living together with a combined gross income of $2000 or more, must file a return. Hitherto the figure determining whether one filed a return was a net figure, now it is gross —all income regardless of exemptions. Probably loss than half of the 15,000..000 people expected to iile a return this year will have to pay a tax when exemptions are taken and calculations are made. But the return must be made nevertheless. Most of these newcomers in Die Income Tax Club don't know all the angles as yet. The deadline is March 15, 1 and let us remind them, and it's not too soon to begin getting together their information and preparing to get the blank, fill it. out, and file it. A Million Men , . . The old-fashioned orator used to glory in shouting that, should the United States face any emergency, "a million men would spring to arms'over night" The o. f. o. nevi-r bothered about whether there would be any arms to spring to, or whether anybody would know how to operate them. But there was a glowing, comforting ring to his oration in .an easy world. The United States has been face to face with an acute international situation for more than a year. Thus far 358,000 men have sprung to arms in the army, navy and marine corps We haven't quite reached the million -after a year's effort, and when we do-(which will be shortly) it | s on]y a bcginnfng> merely a foundation on which to build such forces as arc found .necessary? The fundamental element in the discipline of the mind of the free man is a love of truth. -Present E. E. Day of Cornell Unhmiiv * + * in the sorrowful international period in arc l lving , no colm(ry in to U le Bering* oi - Canwcho of Mexico. CQfft. 1W «Y *EA SERVlCE L mC. T. M.HEC. U. S. PAT. OFF. SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1941 That bill old J. B. just tossed into the plate looked like a fiver I" By William Ferguson ONE OF THE eREATEST ANNOYANCES OF SEISMOLOGISTS THEV MYSTERIOUSLY/ INJN/XMDE. THE I N STRLJA\ENJTS, AMD RECORO EARTHQUAKES OR IS EMTIRELJV- ' COPR. 1W» BY NEA.SERVICE. INC, T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. 'HAT DO THESE. O HAVE INI COAAAAOM J PIED PIPER. AND A PIEBALD ANSWER: A variegated coat, NEXT: The seeing eye of Talomar, Freak.Hunting Shots Witnessed Three Times SOUTHPOR-T. N. C. (UP) — Within a few \veeks Bill Keziah saw: : A man shoot, at one deer just ,as I another crossed between them ahclj | kill them both with onr charge from a 12-gauge shotgun. ! A boy who killed five durk^ with one shot from a Dingle-barreled shotgun. The same boy, with the same! gun. take a pot-sliot at a tvcetop j nest arid kill three 'coonj;. 1 Driver. 55. Asks to Be Barred DETROIT (UP)—Martin Ryan 55 t amazed traffic Judge George T. Murphy by demanding that hi: driver's license be revoked permanently. Ryan said he decided he was becoming too old to drive after he received, a traffic ticket for running a light and that he wante. the temptation removed. Judge Murphy obliged. Approximately 24,000 trucks and automobile* cross the San "Francisco-Oakland bridge evcrv day. ° Read Courier Nnvs v/ant ads. GOOD G. AWSH.' HOW DID 1 GIT !M A A1ROPLAME »TJ r-t~--. , '• -' hLEECV CLOUDS '" By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople ^!I?^P*" —•»" — i* ILI-^^— -^ ** JL f XBE ^ LETTER ^ MAYOR —446 WANTS GRAMMAR IS CUT-. •ss it ' ~ "SUSTj -/ W£ TO TfrKE A CITY^NOL) DO MOT JOB — T COULD '- IHkRNi VOU VOKEIS Y-\ tf^ME SOME SUCK Bie-y'jTWE MAVOR TOWM STUT^P IN V DlCTlOM-'.•-.„. JAKE WOULD})'HE OLiGUT TO 6C fte A ciMrM /'PRH-TTV FAR IM POLITICS—IF HE ^ 6HT5!NiToTHEClTV H^LLjT WOULONi 1 ! AW- so/ SE SURPRISED <; PM6U8H\>TOWEAR.OPW1W \ 50 INJ ( RUN SPELLING//( Twe A '" • SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPTS WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE! YESTERDAY! Martha CAimot 1 gorget tb« neighbor*' tfo«»ij>, flual- ly decide* lo «ee Paul Ie»« tre- <iucntly. On her flr«t night at Jiome ulonc, «he finda time drutf- «ri««f. Suzuimc cull*, want* (o com* over. Wlicu Slnrflitt <iur*- lion* her about Ifae cauxe of the U«nrr«l with Paul, Suzanne ad- witKs "We quarreled ovejr you." * * * •'PAUL LOVES YOU!" CHAPTER VI U A BOUT me?>J Martiia echoed in bewilderment. "Bui, Suzanne, what in the world—how could you and Paui quarrel about me? I don't understand." "Don't you? 3 ' Suzanne's eyes v/ere narrowed,.her face was pale under the rouge. "That's just what I'd like to know. Don't you really understand?" Martha stirred uneasily. - "No, really/' The other girl touched her hand. Her fingers were icy. "Listen, Martha. Every time Paul .asked me for a date, it was to come up here. Wait! I'm not talking about now, since Bill's gone. That is, not entirely. I'm talking about before, when we four always used to go out. Sometimes, you know, I didn't feel like a foursome. Sometimes I wanted to be alone with Paul, have him come to the house for dinner, or just to talk . . ." Her voice trailed off. She tightened her hold on Martha's fingers and suddenly she was saying passionately, "There's no use denying it. I'm in love with-Paul! I always have been! Even before he met you—years ago. I was so happy when you married Bill, J wanted to get down on niy knees and pray!" A host of half-forgotten memories came back to Martha. The time she and Paul met Suzanne and some man at a country club dance, and Suzanne had looked her over with a veiled hostility. Then, after they • were engaged, Suzanne went on that trip to Honolulu. Was gone for months and when, she returned, the society pages were busy with the dinners, dances, and the sensational New Year's Eve'party she gave. Because Paul had drifted away from the country club set—because Martha had never been one of the Sugar Hill Colony, she hadn't noticed how seldom they came in contact with his old friends. And yet, they ran across Suzanne every now and the;.!. In n restaurant xvhcre they v/ere dining. In the lobby of a theater. Once Suzanne came to the plant with some .friends from out of town, asked Paul to sbrv them around ... . NCA *CRVICC. INC. CO many things, now that she *^ knew Suzanne had always been in love with Paul. Even before Martha wore his ring. "Martha," Suzanne was saying huskily, "when you were engaged to him, I played it squara I tried U, 1 k-jcp out of his v,-E.y. I 'Ji'Jq't do a lot of things I could have done. Oh, it wasn't easy. Sometimes I couldn't help wanting to see him, just for a little while. But I didn't run after him, I didn't play any tricks, I.told myself it was over and I tried to get along without him." "Yes," said Martha faintly. "Yes." "It was all right to begin again when you married BUI. I was wildly happy when Paul began to call me again, ask to see me'. But, Martha, it didn't take long before I realized that he—we—well, we were always a foursome." "I don't understand." "Yes, you do. You must! Surely you weren't that blindl We'd sit right here in this apartment, and Paul's eyes never left you. He'd look at you so hungrily—and all the while he never heard a word I said ..." "You're crazy, Sue," Martha whispered. "Crazy." Her brain was spinning dizzily. "You imagined it." • "Did I imagine it when they took you to the hospital^that time when you almost had pneumonia, and Paul almost lost his mind- stayed there all night—" "He was with Bill! They sat up together, smoking, until I came out of it . . ." "Bill! His best friend! Do you think that was easy to take? Don't you- see he had to pretend to—to be friends with him? And then, instead of dropping you -both, letting it wear, out, Paul kept-oh seeing you. As if he couldn't live without seeing you!" "No, Suzanne. You're wrong It wasn't like that at all!" Martha got up, began to pace up and down the living room. Thoughts flashed in and out of her mind/memories of all the times she and Bill and Paul had been together. "But never once did he do anything say anything—" "He wouldn't have told . you! He—" Suzanne choked. "He prides himself oirbeing honorable! Honorable!. And what about me?" She leaped to her feet. She came and grabbed Martha's shoul ders and looked straight, into hei eyes. "Listen; that's whyT stopped coining here-sp: much* 'before Bil] left. That's- exactly^why; 5 rOh;-1 r:ouldn't stay away altogether. I— I'm the same'way about'Paul, lit is about you. I just had -to see him!" "Suzanne, you must stop! You mustn't say things like that!" "Why must ' I stop? It's the truth! You know it's the truth! That's why we quarreled! That's v/hy/u? clJdn't tell you what it was all about, you fool! Because I told him straight out I was sick anu tired of being camouflage—being used as a blind so he could see you without people talking!" "Suzanne!" **••»' gUZANNE'S' hands dropped, , wearily, and a shudder ran through her slender frame. "Oh what's the use? I thought if " I told you—if you understood—" She whirled, suddenly. "I've been a fool! You probably .knew all about it. A woman always knows when loves her. You did 1 know! You must have known, and you encouraged him!" "Suzanne!" Martha's knuckles were white as she gripped the edge of the end table. "You've got to stop talking like this. I won't have it. Not a word of it is true! You're just—just making trouble . . ." All at once, she was sobbing. Helpless 'tears stu:?g her eyes, and her mouth quivered. "Why should you come here and s-spoil a f-f-friendship that was clean and—" "Because it was never merely friendship. For Paul." "That isn't true! You know there's nothing—nothing at all— between Paul Elliott and me! Why, I was engaged to him! If I—if he—why, I'd have married him, wouldn't I? How dare you say I encouraged him? I didn't. I never even guessed. I married Bill and I—" She -was faltering stupidly, the tears getting the best 4 of her. After a while, Suzanne lit another cigaret. . "It's no' use crying," she said in a hard little voice. "I suppose I went too far when I said there was actually something between you and Paul If there had been, I suppose, he wouldn't ever have needed me for camouflage, AH right, I'm sorry I said that. Maybe you. never guessed: that Paul was still in love with. you. But if you didn't, Martha, then it's time someone told you." She stood up. "I'm going. I r vc said enough. ' But remember, there's only so much one human being can bear. And it wouldn't be very nice, would it, if someone should tell your-husband .exactly how often "Paul comes here, "exactly how much heotakes you but'."and-^exactly "• how • he fee' about you. 1 ' (To Be Continued) •COME AND GET IT What to Eat in Winter—and Why Inclination to Overindulge Greater In Frigid Weather; Guard ^J Mr. chiBpis. a former food chemist for the government, is a nationally recognized authority on diet. v *J >y By ttSUHiK I.. cluBOIS. M. A. Lifetime allotment of food for :he average person is. about 50 tons. This is a fair amount. Tt would ."ill 20 moving vans. But bear in miud it Is supposed to last a lifetime. There i? nt.. dietary magic by •vliich weight can be controlled, 'n'- jtead of magic we use knowledge. 3y eating enough, ani7 only enough jf a diet (ample in all necessities), we can brinj the body to a healthful degree of fatness and keep it ihere. A moderate store of fat is an essential, but the storage room should not bo overcrowded. It has sben estimated that for every pound of excess fat stored in the body one mile of capillaries ore necessary for its nourishment. Think of the mileage and heart energy it takes to send blood on such journeys. Overweight u> (he direct result of persistent overeating. People often eat because they are bored These articles have shown you how to arrange a good, balanced diet. Sweets and pastries, while move concentrated than other roods, may be included on a calorie basis. If your weight remains constant with this program you are eating the right amount of food. If you get heavier, reduce the" quantity of high-fuel foods — breads, cereal products and sugars. If you lose weight increase the total amount of food eaten along the line, in. proper proportion. Control the fuel sources with due caution. Do not tamper with the foods that serve- to safeguard health. A healthy person can control his poundage in this way without foregoing the things he likes tc eat. So watch your weight. The bathroom scale is a better inonitoi .than appetite. ' . . . " Remember, the 50 tons of must last a 'lifetime. NEXT: Vitamin A. Hot Toddy Alleviates Zoo ElephantVChil COLORADO SPJIINGS, Golc (UP)—Thanks to an enormous'ho toddy,-, Shirley, a zoo elephant- -ha recovered from an attack o "chills." ' -'•.'• ; Although she's only 19 years olr —two years under legal age — Shirley was given a. mixture of: One quart of whisky. A half gallon • of.-wa^er. Twelve bananas'. Shirley didn't even get a hang over. •' • ..Weather Bureau types of winds include; ..-.calm 1 with a velocity below one milt f per hour; light one to seven mile,, per hour; gentle, .eight to 12 miie| per hour; moderate, '13 to 18 mile, per hour: and fresh, 19 to 21 mile per hour. HOLD EVERYTHING ByCiycte Lewis Don't overcrowd your room with too many fats. or to ;;Mti\ty ;i ;>cnsc of frustration. A snack tiTty don't need lays cio?. : u n bit of tonnngr. Ti;L-. mnv happen ;U any time, but. in winter the inclination to cat is sveaiev. Ordinarily more food must be burned to provide the extra heat needed al this reason. and (ho appetite i.s stimulated '•fey exposure to cold. If WP arc confined to slriun- hcot.ed rooms, or do not increase cur ueiivity in proportion lo the extra rood caicn. we \viil have to lei out our belts. "If you can't gel rid of ihal bay window, fhc only \\\\\w I I can advise is to become a v gcncral as sooii as possiblcY-'

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