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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher v , SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor J/\ THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager • 9oto NftiloMl Advertising Representatives: ' Wlllace Witiner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit; Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered aj second class matter at the poet- office at BLvtheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9;, 1917. 'Served by the United Press : ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES By, carrier in the City of Blythevttie, 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 thn« months; by mail in postal rones two to six inclusive, $6JX), per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Can W<> Depend On This? Howard G. Hopson strutted his !iUl« hour across the stage—and a very big • shot he was; ; *too. .He was able to play ducks and drakes with congressional committees who wanted his testimony in their investigation of lobbying, to appear only at his pleasure, and then with a very cocky and complaisant attitude. Now. a broken and whimpering man -who mumbled dazedly through his trial, be goes to Lewisburg Prison to serve a five-year sentence. It is of no use to gloat over the downfall of Hopson. a singularly unattractive man personally in contrast with more vivid and magnetic scoundrels who have gone before him. There is more at stake here than the fate of a single individual who inflated himself at other people's expense until for a brief moment he thought he was bigger than the people's government itself. At the very moment of his greatest arrogance, part of the §20,000,000 he had obtained . fraudulently from customers and stockholders was in his pockets. He was using part of it to attempt to influence the course of national legislation. But HopsonV. lawyer, pleading for leniency, made a remark to the court which is worthy of attention. "All of these transactions were in years gone by/' he said. "Standards were different then. He was the victim of the standards of a different era." • _ ''{"' l .;Can we depend on that? One .certainly hopes so. No system, economic, political, or social, can .survive, unless those who arc in positions of trust prove themselves trustworthy. No more deadly blows have ever been struck at "The American Way" than have been struck from the inside by .men. like Hopson who have used the sacred name of individualism as a cloak beneath which to steal and c)e- traud and -do deeds which -looked devious and dark when exposed to the daylight. We hope Hopson's lawyer was right when he condemned Hopsbn's practices to a different era." We have had recent assurance from the highest cir- ces of the utility business that the Uopson kind of Jiow-you-see-it-now-you- 'loirt practices are truly O f (he past.. This all have a right to expect and d; none should hope more ferv- tha it is true than those whos, in 'The American Way" i s unshaken. The American Way is, first of all »» honest \vav. OUT OTIR \?AY Savings Increasing For the seventh consecutive year, savings deposits of the banks of the United States have increased. Last mid-summer they reached tin- stupendous .total of $25,750,050,000. There were 45,791,20.5 accounts, and while that does not mean the same* number of depositors, since some people have more than one account, it certainly suggests that savings are more widely distributed among the people than some would have us think. This gives <i clew Lo the funds the government proposes to tap if it begins to float war Joans in the manner of 19.17-19. For this is money on deposit, actually in existence, and if borrowed by the government for bonds, it does .not increase the amount of money and thus lend toward inflation, as would borrowing from banks 'which 1 simply create a book-keeping credit. It is another glimpse of the defensive sinews of this great country. The Blind Do Their Bit In these days when everyone is being asked to do his part in national defense, there is a challenge in the fact that even the blind have found a way in which they i-an help. Four million pillow cases are being made for the army camps by blind workers in 22 work shops scattered through J2 states. Through the American Foundation for the Blind, tins - work has been allocated, and has brought a sense of usefulness to hundreds of blind men and women who never before have been able to do productive work. .Thus from the darkness in which 200.000 Americans live, comes a stream of material for soldiers' comfort, and one more close contact to integrate that darkened world with the world of light. COPR. Wl BY «* StRVICt. WC. T. M. Me. U. S. PAT. OFF, SO THEY SAY Intuition does not bcfin until production capacity. through a shortage of machines, raw materials, or workers, cannot meet increased' demand.— Col. Philip B. Fleming. Wage-Hour Administrator. * . * * Dictatorships, more than anything else. arc roccMvrrships.-.Jamcs S. Keiuper. president., Chamber of Commerce of the U. S. '' * * » Tliow who really mean all :tid to England -short, of wnr should specifically .say: No convoying. No American ships in war Kone.s.— Alf M. Landon, former G.O.P. preAJKlnitial candidate. * * * W C may be the iasi goncmtioM !o enjoy ine principles of free government. But if such things come- to pass, the failure will not be the fiviJurc of democratic principles; it will be the failure of men—your failure and my fullure.— U. S .Senator Carl A. Hatch. " ' * * * No country can extend a citizenship that, is «)l privilege and no duty-Attorney Genera! Robert H. Jackson. * * * A man lighting for life, other things being "q»»l. will put up a hnvcicr baUle than a man [Ufctmg to keep .something hr took from somebody filsc.-Boolh Tarkington. novelist.- . d.y'.x increased clfon will shorten the Miuggk- by :1 day.-Ernest Brvm. British minis- lor of Labor. y all l<xsc.-6cnalor Hcnnk Ship.tead n.sk- who will win ihf w»r. MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1941 "It's that old couple out on the turnpike road they seat it back unopened, afraid it might be bad news!" By William Ferguson TELESCOPE BUILT FOR MOUNT P'-A.LOAVAFt, IN SOUTHERN WIUL. BE G40,OOO TIMES AS TODAVtS AUTOMOBILE, ! IF BUILT OF AA.ATERIAL.S , . AVAILABLE IN IQOO, MICH OF THE ABOVE -1W! 3, !,E* SERVICE, i?;c. H3 a ' yCS; Tyler> n ° ; FiIImore - no: Cnrficld. ves; NFA'T: Advice for living, Boy Who Stole An Apple Awaits Action of Court NE\V ORLEANS. -Ian. 13. >UP.i — John Robert fiwaruio.i Jr., 15- year-old East Aurora. N. y.. high | .school youilv. today awaited :i juve- | nilc delinquency hearin:: in the Jefferson parish court-a hrarhi.2 t.hat may evcnt.unlly -niv.; him 1'reedom or six years in ;\ reform school. S\vnmon was freed from a three year penitentiary sentence yesterday for biTKkin into M home and taking un apple. When he was sentenced, he told the court he was 17 years okl lo escape the longer reformatory senJcJirc. Swan son entered a plen of not : guiily to t.he delinquency charges and his hearing WHS set for Feb..7. "I have nothing to say about the Swanson ease anymore.". Assistant District Attorney Ernest M. Con/elmann said in refusing to comment, en the boy'.s case. The Britten people consume an average of half a pint of milk daily; Americans Tour times n.s much. WOW LISTEN!-- W WFLl THAT'*; FIND THAT KFV/ * QUITE* A £55. ", E ^* "'"?. '! OFMO^S KNOW THING ABOUT ' DO YOU GAMBLE ? >K#S=S^j^= ^-?. '"' ^ ^.S/S^iK ^&^/JK\ xS-Sr^rr^m.-; .. -V\\;':;, By J. R Wffliams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopie WAS TALKlM 1 TO A TRAWEL1NJG MAM PITTSBURGH AMD ME SAID VOU TWE PAPER, 80V6 / «-^ Tpl 1 MAYOR MA.S PsSKHD ^AH TO HELP m, AM- 'Al\\<B X INTRODUCED IM ?:;lcLi\\BlMG THAT TIME VOU ft BOU6HT A ONE-WAV PITTSBURGH, SO I DECIDE TO BECOME A PILLAR OF VOUR TO €ftW OIE6O UH JUST BUMPS PR06RHS5 JAKE- SERIAL. STORY CONSCRIPTS WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE YESTERDAY: Suzanne belle vr* that P«ui HUH love* Martha, »>CK» MwrlUu to quit *eeli»K hi»>»- '!'»«« fourHume, ivlth Hill and MtiHhn, >va» JuKt to Kivr I'adl s cbunce to be with Miii» w wife. Msirtlia an- irrily rfctiu-v any him <>t ;m affair •»viU» I':M;| and Suzanne ntfrc-ts Mnrtha f* innocent. AM *he leaven, liuww^r, Khe threaten* to tell Ulll if 3kur<li:i jfoex on ntdity; Paul. * * ••» IF BILL KNEW CHAPTER, VII pOR a long moment, after Suzanne's last words left her lips, they didn't quite sink in. The small girl with the red hair, huddled on the sofa, didn't quite understand the enormity of what she had heard until Suzanne was reaching for the doorknob. "Wait a minute, Suzanne!" She ran to her. "What do you mean, .someone might tell Bill? Oh, you couldn't ~r you wouldn't dare — go to him with a lie like that!" "Lie? I wouldn't lio. There's no need. It's true that Paul's in love with you, and that you've been seeing him every night, even after I refused to come along and play chaiaerone." Martha's mouth was dry, a little pulse hammered in her throat. "But I didn't mean anything — it was innocent — and Bill trusts Paul— You can't do this! You can't come into our lives and — " "I didn't say I would," Suzanne told her evenly. "I merely said that it wouldn't be very nice if someone did." Then, as if Martha's shock and misery had gotten through to her, she leaned impulsively over her. "Look, darling, I know you. And I know Paul. He's held himself in leash, he's suffered but he hasn't made love to you. The only thing I'm asking is thai you look the facts in the face. Quit seeing him." Once more her voice vibrated with passion. "Give me a chance to get him back!" the door closed behind Suzanne, she left ruin behind. The world of simple friendship, of trusting and " uncomplicated companionship which had sprung- up between Martha and Paul, since that day she told him, "I'm going to marry Bill. But can't we be friends?" was wrecked forever. Never again could she be so casually cool with him. Never again could she laugh and talk and dance with him and remain blind to the truth she had not seen before — that he loved her. Loved her enough to torture himself endlessly by seeing her with Bill, by visiting in the apartment where she lived as Bill's wife- Unwilling pity shook her. Poor Paul. He had had a raw deal from her, right from the start But her heart said it wasn't her fault that Bill Marshall's blue eyes had stirred depths in her she herself had never dreamed were there It wasn't her fault that the camaraderie, the serene content she had accepted as love with Paul, had turned out not to be love at all. Not after she tasted the heady wine, the magic ecstasy of the touch of Bill's hand, the sound of his voice, the feel of his lips on hers. . . . Could it be that for Paul there was magic and wonder only with her? Oh, he shouldn't have gone on clinging to the ghost of something that was dead! He should have turned to Suzanne. But Martha knew, achingly, that love isn't like that. All the counsels of common sense, all the old teachings she had been taught at home of love, honor and duty, had directed that—even though Bill's blue eyes had wakened something to singing life inside her, that first time—still she had nq v right lo go on seeing him."Had no right to let him kiss her while Paul's-ring was on her finger. Practical considerations would have directed that Paul, with money of his own and a fine position, was the better man to marry. He could have bought her so much that she and Bill had gone without. There would have been no small apartment, but a big house. No job to wake up to each morning. No dilapidated Peg, but a good car, a new car. And yet, she hadn't even given those things a single thought. Her whole heart was Bill's—simply, forever and beyond denial. Once she had. heard somewhere that it didn't matter whether or not you were wildly in love with the person you married at the time you married him. "After 10 years," someone had said, "you love him anyway. The. things you two have gone through together cement you closer than any fleeting passion." Perhaps it was true. But she had never thought of standing at an altar with Paul, saying those solemn vows, merely because she had promised. Was that why Paul couldn't turn to Suzanne? Because the thing called love held him ys unrelent- lessly in its grip as it had held her? Suzanne had accomplished what she set out to do! "Give me a chance to get him back/' she had cried. "Oh, Bill," Marthanvept storm- iiy, "Bill, why did they ever draft you? You never should have gone away from me. Never." TPHE next morning in the office, A it was as if everything had changed. The sunny room was bleak, the shadows east by the Venetian blinds seemed like bars. When Paul came in, she couldn't help the little tautness that went over her. She couldn't help Ipok-i ing at him in a way she had never looked at him before. As always, there was a pipe in his mouth. As always, he bid her a cheerful good morning. She answered almost inaudibly, and bent her head low over the typewriter as he went into the' private office. Through the' long.' : morning, she couldn't seem 'to" stop" looking at ^ m ; With that awful fascination, that suddenly clear and penetrating gaze. As if. she had never seen him before, exactly as'he was; ^He had discarded his coat In shirtsleeves, he worked at thu board in his office, the door open His shoulders were broad his tanned, bony.face absorbed. Once he picked up'his slide rule, drew it out of its worn case, slipped the little transparent panel carefully down an inch or two, and frowned as he made a calculation. She began to wonder, as he worked on, oblivious, how Paul could have stood these months in the office with her after she married Bill. He had always been just the same—casual, normal, businesslike. How could he have such control of himself that, although Suzanne said his eyes gave him away, when they were together, here in the office they never did? . QR did they?. She'swung around in her chair; her. eyes on the back of the thin file clerk. What was it the girl had'said, several/ weeks ago? Something about Mr. " Elliott keeping Mrs. Marshall !l from getting too lonely . . . | Her head ached dully, by lunch- | time. Her fingers had been, slow |and faltering on the typewriter $ keys all morning. Lunch did not 1 revive her. There still echoed in | her mind the sound of Suzanne's f voice. The sickening realization [:• that those awful things she/had I said were true settled more and more heavily in Martha's heart. 'Til never again act natural with Paul," she thought. "I won't be able to be gay and offhand and the way I've always been." There was more to it than thai, too. "I'll' have to stop seeing him. I can't tell him why. straight out. Yet I-mustn't let'him come to the apartment any more. How can I make him understand that our friendship is over?" V (To Be Continued) • COME AND GET IT What to Eat in Winter—and Why Body'.Requires Vilaiiliii A for Normal Growth' i^Tr. duUois. a former food chpnilst for the government, is a natir,nn.lly recognized authority en diet. BY WILBUR L. duBOIS, IW. A. Vitamins are essential to normal lutrition. and qre .found, in. most ;oods in i.hcir natural state. They have, ot" course. been in foods since l he world began, but their pres- sncc is n ruther recent discovery and their duties still arc. being uncovered. normal growth and development. apparently ordinary food contained other essential elements about ( which nothing \va,s known. i In his experiments Voit useci lard for fat. He now substituted butter. The rats that hadn't died perked up and began to develop, Apparently there was something in the butter that was necessary to grow tli. Something that' was 'not in the lard. This ' substance was i called "vitamin" and listed as "A." j It has .since "oeen isolated and its j chemical nature determined. j This discovery confirmed, the | suspicion that- poor health may be clue to some lack in the diet. Much of the ill health in winter is explained here. In cold weather we are apt to eat more heavily of rich foods and cut down on milk and green vegetables. and thus lack enough -vitamins to insure physical tone. A deficiency means trouble for the body. Instead of saying, "He inherits it from his grand fa theiv\ consider "He .needs more vitamin A." Ancestors are hard, to get at. but" you. Vitamin A i,s necessary lor nor-jean drink a pint of-"milk.a day.' Foxes Menace Quail Crop \ Randolph Hunters Claire POCAHONTAS, Ark. (UP)—Far4 mcrs in the north of the state' have made a number of complaints about the increased .number of foxes in the hill country. ; The latest complaint comes fromfl Randolph county where .cjuaij|] hunters claim the foxes are ravaging the quail, and that with'thf; aid of severe cold weather, ,havr reduced, by half last year's quai crop. -••."' Farmers say the ;oxes are kili-j: ing chickens, pigs, and sheep. Th^y state has sent professional trai>-;| pers to anany of the counties U||l control the increase. ! ' ;l mvil growth, lo sustain weight, prevent, anemia and keep up muscular j strength and physical well-being j throughout Hie, j .Where do we find 5J.V ! Mjlk. buitor. cgir yolk, and yellow and preen vegetables such as wicarole, kale, spinach, parsley, beet, greens. chard. dandelion and turnip tops arc- important -sources Liver, orange juice, tomatoes and peaches also offer this vitamin. Fish oils abound in it. but we will leave the pre.srribing of those to the doctor. Patient, scientific research lies behind this discovery of facts about nutrition. Here's (he story of vitamin A. A scientist named Voit fed youus: while mKs on 51 diet competed cf NEXT: Vitamin K. Wood chopper Keeps Title ROCHESTER, N. Y. (UP)—Eo; Wacenskc. 24, of .Ptttsford, is Monroe County champion chopper. For the fifth Ume:ha successfully defended his Utlcij'j winning by chopping through a SJ inch log in 38 place ' went to Honeoyc Falls. seconds. Second Ivan Sheelcr tf HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydt Lewis ^jLV I \^_ corp. mfsv XEA stRvict. ixt. T. M. nca v. s. m. orr. Vitamin A keeps you physically fit pure protein, carbohydrates, fat* and minerals in the right, proportion for normal growth. But the ruts failed to develop normally. Tn.stcorl. they quietly passed away. Voit began io wonder. The;>c same elements in ordinary food, in the same proportions, -promoted. "Smoilgc, Ihcre. and I used to work on the same job— InU I collected old ship models and iSmodgc collected old . mortgages/'

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