The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1941 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 14, 1941
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE 4 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F; NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager 8ol« National -Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Ciiicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. TUESDAY, JANUARY' 14, 1941 Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the poet- office, at BJytheville,' Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of BJytheville, 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 sb: inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. A Good Choice By Adkins The appointment of Jim Grain a*. head of the Arkansas. Highway Commission by Governor Adkins appears to be a fortunate ojie. Although an honorary post, the job is one of the most important in the state, calling for. careful and conscientious handling: of large sums'of money belonging- to people who can little afford the extravagance and waste not altogether uncommon to state departments. The fact that there may uo mori money to spend if the plan to refund • the state's §137,000,000 bonded highway debt works out will not necessar- • ily make the job easier. This will possibly make it more complicated. It will call for judgment of the highest order, the nerve to say "no" when such an answer is needed, the courage to make., decisions that are not always popular. The highway department has never had enough money to build a ribbon of concrete- to every man's front door. It--has even been unable to "properly maintain existing highways in many respects. Granted a larger budget, the new commission will undoubtedly build new roads and improve old ones, but it will be unable to satisfy the demands of every neighborhood politician. We are not acquainted with the qualifications of other members of Governor Adkins' highway commission, but if -the state's new chief executive has .picked men comparable to the-" Missis- - sippi Countian he "has placedf respon- v•:••:,sibzlit-y.' for. our roads in competent ': hands. ;:; v;A humble Mississippi farm boy who overcame handicaps that would stymie • most of today's coddled youngsters, : Jim" Grain long ago learned how to ; ."get the job- done" with, a minimum' of red tape: He moved to Arkansas - some .30 years ago and. started work for.the late R. E. Lee Wilson. It did- f n't take long for the latter to recog- * nize Grain's ability and m 1917 he entrusted the young .Mississippi™ with . the management of his vast farming interests at Wilson. Since Mr. Wilson's death in 1933, he has successfully earned out the task of administering affaire of the estate as co-trustee. ' > _Mr. Grain certainly i ias the business '. ability required ( 0 handle the post to whjph he has just been appointed. Alter bouncing over dilapidated High-' ^iy 61 .for some years as the most'of tos fellow Mississippi Countings ami "Qt a few outsider, have, Mr. Grain >hpuld also have the incentive for, l>'Mimg ,nto his new work with added PUT OUR WAY Twenty-Seven Years— Two Stars No army can be a thoroughly democratic institution. Military discipline \vili not permit the frcc-doms and Ksvcl- iiigs of pure democracy. Wo i'ound that out years ago when troops used If elect their own oJTicers—it didn't work. Russia i'ound that ( out just recently when it threw the guardhouse- lawyers (political commissars) out of its army organization. That hadn't \vorkcd, cither. Bui there are degrees in army democracy. Ours is one of the most democratic. Distinctions between hijrh and low are only such as seem necessary to promote effectiveness and discipline; the opportunity to rise is always open. iMaj.-Gen. Clifl'ord K. Powell added one more to a long list of examples the other day in announcing the sending of two companies of New Jersey National Guard infantry to the inauguration. Twenty-seven years ago Powell was. marching in the Woodrow Wilson inaugural, a private with a gun on his shoulder. Today he wears thes twin stars of a major general. Shalt Soldiers Lose Their Vole Governor Lehman of New York is taking the lead in presenting to his state legislature the problem of the soldier voter. For many years, perhaps, hundreds of thousands of Americans will be in military service at election time. We need to revise our old views of , soldier voting.jin view of new conditions. Time was f with a small professional army, 'that- it mattered little whether soldiers voted or not. But with people's armies raised on today's scale, Governor Lehman is right when he reminds the legislature of his stale.that "it is important, that their right to vote he preserved." The New York law is deficient in this respect, and Governor Lehman wants the matter remedied. Every state has different laws on the subject of soldier voting, and every one Bought to re-examine those laws/ t The guiding principle is writieu i" marble on the Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery at Washington : "When wo assumed the soldier we did not lay aside the citizen." SO THEY SAY Longevity j 5 exquisitely hereditary.— Dr Lewellys P. Barker, r the Johns Hopkins Medical School. * * * We can meet the demand- , of armament because we are a people with i.hc will to Uelena mid (he means ro dofcnd-Pre.sidctit. Roosevelt, lo Congress. * ••*: * American youth. .M Brli ;u; on it, first 'wonn- vmle job today. » 50 in ? to be proud to remcm- experiencing thr ye.r 1941,-Col. Philip B. ~ lam convince ti^t the ci B y.s of separate na- ns ana empire, are at an end. and that world tions are the only v,ay OII1 of wot , d chaos> . Weils. British novel-si. Thasr W ], 0 seek f amc do no! kl , ow , vhat R ls . hosc who ' imims&sm •&}{'.#%!; ',fo'Xrt;tfr M^£% BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT. 1941 "-' SERVJCE. <NC. COPR. W1 BV NEA SERVICE. IN4. T. M, REG. U. S. PAf. OFF. "I can't understand why llic army made an officer out of my husband—he gels balled up every time he tries to iigure out an automobile map!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IN VENEZUELA, THIS AAONfOANErMT MOTORISTS ON THE THE. INSCRIPTION READS, YESTERDAY: Suzanne J>e£» for ;i chruivc <o win I'aul bavlc, u*k* .M:irth:i fro «iej> out. Martha *ur- vo's tlit wreckage of J»er friciid- *J»Ii» >vllli Paul, realise* (be tor- «»rc h« has; undergone. IJut *he IK determined to stop necing him, to make him untlerktand iheir riieii<Js)iii,i In ended, * * * S-O-S TO BILL MARSHALL CHAPTER VIII AT 5 o'clock that day, Martlia Marshall was still enmeshed in the coils of her inner problem. How could she indicate to Paul Elliott, without hurting him, and yet without letting him know the real reason, that she preferred not to go out with him any more? Paul opened the door to his office, and Martha seized her powder puff hastily. "Ready to leave, Martha?" he called. "Wait a minute, I'll be right with you." She steeled herself. She looked up at him, "Don't bother about me, Paul." she managed to say. "I—I don't feel awfully well. *I want to go right home and get in bed." He was all concern, immediately. She wanted to kick herself. She should have told him some story of being expected somewhere . . . catching a store before it closed . . . anything. "I'm all right," she repeated tonelessly. "Just a headache." The phone in his office rang. "There's your phone." She got up and slipped out while he was still talking. * * * HPHE next morning she avoided his eyes, was thankful when he had to go down to the production department to straighten out a tangle. It-might take all day. But at quitting time, he was back in the office. "Feel like some chow mein?" "No. I—I'm going home and cook Butch some hamburger. I've got a lot to do. I'm awfully tired." His face fell. "I was* looking forward to it. After all, there's no one waiting for you—-" "There's Butch." "Suppose we stop off and buy the hamburger, you fry it while I walk Butch, and then—" Martha averted her head, pretending to fish out the eraser and the pencils from under the legs of her typewriter. "No, Paul. Th- thanks, anyway." "But why not?" "Nol" This time, her voice was sharp. Paul stared at her, his thick dark eyebrows a straight line over his brown eyes. COPS. 1941 BY NEA SERVICE, T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. A\A,M IS THE LIVED OF= /A*. NENA.' EfslGLAND OF DEPOSITED OCE/XKJ THE WIMDOWS O.F= HOUSES IN ANSWER: Right Stories • of the longevity of elephants have been greatJy .exaggerated. . . NEXT: Why cover-a sneeze? CHE walked home. A long walk, u with her head high and chin up. She hoped tliere'd be a letter from Bill waiting in the box. But there wasn't. While she- fried the meat for Butch, even while she walked behind him, later, she remembered Paul's surprised eyes, his set mouth. Mrs. Kelly, the cleaning woman, was waiting for her in the hall when she and Butch returned. "Could you let me have a dollar on what you owe me?" she asked. "I know tomorrow's Saturday, but I can't wait for this." Her grandchild, she explained, was ill. "I gotta pay at the drugstore for prescriptions." "Oh, that's all right. I'm sorry he's sick." Martha said, disliking to tell her now, but knowing it had to be done, "I've been meaning to tell you, about the cleaning. There isn't as much to do as there used to be, and—" "Oh, yes there is!" cut in the old woman argumentatively. "That friend of your husband's, he still comes, I can tell by the newspapers on the floor, and pipe ashes all around and didn't he cook up a mess of something sticky in that skillet like he always does?" Martha remembered the concoction he called "slumgullium" he had insisted on making that night they played two-handed bridge. Her face burned. "Mrs. Kelly," she said evenly, "Mr. Elliott will not be calling any more." The words seemed very loud in the suddenly still room. The cleaning woman eyed her shrewdly. Those little blue eyes, in their bed of wrinkles, were like the eyes of a bright, inquisitive bird. "Oh, so Mr. Elliott won't be caJling, eh? How disappointed that Miss Trent upstairs is gonna be! Her with her tattling about him stayin' all hours." She folded her fat, chapped arms. "You're a smart girl, Mrs. Marshall. Husband's friend or no husband's friend, it don't do when a man pays too much attention to a pretty woman all by herself." "I think we'd better get back to discussing the cleaning!" "Yes'm," Mrs. Kelly said, deflated. **-•)! J^ONG after Mrs. Kelly had gone, Martha stood there in the foyer, motionless. Everybody, everybody had the sams idea! How stupid she had been! How blind! But as long as it wasn't true—as long as she xvouldn't go out alone with. Paul again—it didn't matter. \ ~ Bill was the. only- pue who counted. He'had never : dreamed of such a thing. She held'to that, desperately. That Bill had trusted her, that he'd trusted Paul. He knew them both more. intimately and with more understanding than anyone else on earth. She seemed to hear again his voice as he said at the station, "Take care of her. Paul." Suddenly she wanted to hear his voice again. She went to the phone. "Operator, I'd like to speak to Mr. William Marshall at Camp McAllister, please. No, no one else will, do." At long last, his voice came. "Bill!" she cried. "Oh, Bill, is it really you?" "Martha? Darling, what's the matter, why did you call, is anything wrong?" * * V JJOW dear his voice was] "No, stupid! I just wanted to talk to you. How are you?" "I'm fine, sweet. How are you?" "Why didn't you call me when I asked you to?" Almost, she could see the sheepish grin as he said, "Tell you the truth, I just didn't have the money." "You could have reversed the charges, nut." "You've got' too many bills to pay now." ' "Oh, darling", it's so good to hear .you! Tell, mo, do you like being in the Army?" "It isn't bad. My feet hurt all the time. The chow's good. Tell me about you. Missing me?" "Terribly. Always. Oh, darling . . ." She mustn't cry. "I miss you, too. How's Paul?" "F-fine." "Is he doing all right looking after you?" She said, carefully; "Suzanne and Paul were with me almost every night, the first two weeks. I wrote you. remember? But I—I'm not seeing much of either o£ them, any more. You know how it is, everybody has their own lives. Anyway, Butch and I arc doing swell." She was talking very rapidly. "I even took the cleaning off Mrs. Kelly's hands. She just cornes in to feed Butch and let him out." Then she raced on.. "Bill, I'd like to drive up to camp this xveek-end. Is it all right? Are you allowed visitors yet?" "Sure, we're allowed visitors. Every Sunday the camp's overrun with them. But it's an awfully long drive. Especially in Peg."' "I can make it, Bill. I might even lake the train." The operator's mechanical voice cut in. "Your three minutes are up." .. . S; . ,.,,,:, . "Goodby,-''Bill. See^VoV Sunday!" . "Goodby, honey." (To Be Continued) « i.s *on-t .seek H- rj. F. Ashum . on „,, ^ ^ Forest Officials Track- Down Careless Campers HOT SPRINGS, Ark. <Upr._ Forcst- .service officials yiv usin? J Hi! the methods known to crime investigators to track clown per: ;,nn,s responsible for fores; fires in Ouachltii National Forest. When officials find an abandoned camp-fire that, hasn't been properly extinguished, they bring bloodhounds from headquarters and put them on tho track of the careless campers. If there arc footprints nt the scene, plaster forms are made to be u.secl in the investigation. . The officers also have fingerprint equipment and other modern crime detection machinery- Forest .fire.s have been cut down considerably by this efficient tracking down of fire-starters. •The- British colonial empire has ail area of 2,000.000,000 square miles, and a population of 50.000,000. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople WO/ A L*=TTC R TOC^ OLD EfcAD JACOB/ ^jpii.LBE' AS 6URPR15HD .YJAKE FROM OTV HALL/ X <%YGO ARE T^NCTO f AS THE GUV WHO SPD3E YOU'RS ALL AS CURIOUSYNEYTLE M.Y CUR1- <fCAU6WTA WADDOCKff AS A PIG SNCFFiN^T A ^frQSlTV, LHT MS STATED THE WASH 6AS1M IF IT'S r poRajpisis/~~ 3S 1 \ HE WAV, MTHAT i ANA AS ALOCP J, ANYTHING BUT AM ORDER WHEN MIZ^ONER 60=6 TO /AS A LOPTV ALP PROM VTO LEj \\Jfc TO WM V PLCR10A I GUESS HE'LL -JfTHiS WHOLE 24 HOURS {J*. ±r*WZ- KTU " 7 Vv V ' '^X °*\ N ^- v J. \ •'^VXs.'osrNN. i*-- .£ X<$S!^^ IT'S OMLV A 6IDTOA BOSNiTHIRTV YEARS • COME AND GET IT What to Eat in Winter—and Why Deficient Supply Oi' Vitamin B May R ,.^., . I"" 1 T? " .- un,o Vrray Hair Mr. (ItiBois, a former foo<l t'.hcimst for the government, if a nationally recognised authority mi dir.t. »V WTLEUR I.. ' iluBOIS. M. A- Gray hair may be a sign that one^ -dirt, is lacking in vitamin B. Seme of th? characteristics of old •age also are due to a deficiency of | this vitamin which rs needed in in- i creasing amounts us our years grow ; longer. A doctor in charge of a prison hospital in the Dutch East Indies observed that chickens in the yard, feeding on scraps of prison fare, showed .stiffness and weakness in the feet and IP:::;. This looked like. I he prison disease beriberi. The prison fare wa? polished rice. The doctor put. some- pigeons, in a raae and ted them polished rice. They all developed .symptoms of hcii-hfri. He then added rice hulls to the fare nud the bird.-* recovered. Evidently .something in the hulls prevented the disease. This substance has conic to be known as of vitamin B in the diet, possibly they are having too much cereal from which the vitamin coat has j been removed, or too much bread I made from over-processed flour. I The white flour so clear to the eye BJK! taste of- modern folk, lacks much of the essential vitamin nature put in the wheat grain. The diet.,;s not likely to be short of this vitamin becatisc it is widely distributed among plant tissues'of all kinds. Our common vegetables contain it. Milk and eggs ofler vitamin B in goodly amounts and you will find it in the whole grains and dark, form of cereals, in yeast and wheat germ. Apparently it cannot be .stored in the body for future use so we must get our supply daily.: Jack's appetite might, come back if he had plenty of vitamin B dancing around in him. Maybe JiU woni, push away her platp. so often if she is well stocked with this vitamin. Follow- this simple rhyme: Vitamin B for appetite. When Jack's not hungry And Jill's too Jisht, NEXT; Vitamin C. — •' ! Twins Upset Sergeant j At Recruiting Station j MOBILE,.Ala. (UP)—Sergt. H. P.f] Ernst of the army recruiting sta-jl tion here has fingerprints to thank j for keeping him from going, daffy.f James Beck, Geneva. Ala., ap4 plied for enlistment at the air' corps school at Maxwell Field,; Montgomery, Ala. ; "I've enlisted him before," mut-; tered Ernst. I' Only after fingerprints were£ taken did Beck get his enlistment! papers, so much did he resemble^ bis twin brother who had enlisted several months ago. "They look so mucb alike I don" sec- how anyone is going to ,tr/4i them apart," said Ernst. ' The twins will serve at Maxwell Field. Read Courier. News want ads. AUCTION Vitamin B perked up l'»c pigeons that lost (their appetites- vitamin B. nv.c? lr- recognized ns csocntini to health. Tliis 15 another demonstration that, di;-cu5c- can be tailed by nu- tvitionrtl Deficiency. We can't blame gcnn.s for everyUiii.g. Vitamin B is c:>senLial to growtli iMui lui.s an important,'relation <o iipp^livc :uui licalth throughout lite. Los? of appetite may be a .vR»-iou!- nifiltcr. Children arc often alVlictcc! \viLh it. Tliis may be clue to' a shortage Farm Equipment of H. DLUtfACH WILSON, ARKANSAS THURSDAY. JAN. 16. 1941 .PROMPTLY 10:00 A.M. Ihivinc: iraoccl my plant-atlon. which is localccl 5'-: milc« jiorthwest. of Wilson. Ark,, auri otic mile north of Carson La'ke. sill-weather roati. T am selling, \vithout rcsen'o. ihr rollowine mules, tree? and equipment: 2J) Kt-:A(> OF MULKS Ace?'3 to B year* eld. • Most of these mules were p.wchasecl last year and are in goccl Hefih and a mil set of work mules; all sound! It you are interested in \vork mule.s. don't fail to attend this bale no.rnn PECAN TKKES 2 !o 3 years old: all paper shell, of the fcllowino- varieties- LFAVTS. STKWART. WRIGHT. MADAM X. Trees must "he .sr.en \> he a.|)prrc;a;.rc(. They v,-ill be .sold rcgurdless of price, in lots to Mi.f j>\;re.haser. Trers are well cultivated and healthy. You can readuv bmid yoursrU a neat income by purchw.siiiEj pecan trees, as no trw i.s as >.}rof;::<oie ar; a pecan tree. Now is Mio t-ime to buy, UK vou ~vi\ hny flicm at your price. LIST OF PrANTATION liQUU'MENT H Cultivators, used one season: l stalk cutter. 1 mov/ins machinr I liny baler, u.scci three sea.scr.r,; 1 siric dclivrry- rakn. T bull rake 3 wagons «r.irm>. 2 wagon bcris. 2 cotton wagon beds. S3 cotton : imi corn .sweeps. 1C cotton scrapers. 30 pair plow sears. 30 leather mi:I* coliavs, 30 bridles. 28 ditching shovels, H hoes. 9 pairs of leather line.-. 1 pair/leather wagon harness. 12 \:afr cultivator fender??. :'. vetch planters. 4 cotton pianier.-. practically new: 4 .section harrow.s, i) mido'Ir husr.ers. 10 turning plows, l ford'miii. 1 16-ft... sheet iron' y/ni.c.ring (rough, new; 20 iron singlr trees. 10 iron double tree-; 2 double 4.hovels." . • You will find the above equipment ail in good condition. The snln w'U start promptly 10:00 A.M., ram or shine. TERMS OP SALE: CASH riu equipment or ave-stcck to be removed from premise* until settled for Bale Maiiaced By OWEN BROTHEK3 HORSF. AND MULE COMMISSION COMPANY Memphi.s. Tetme.s^ee ORF.N OWEN AND ODpTfi OWEN Mgi> AU.CTfONKKR: (,'OL. M. R. iMKAl'-S CASHIKR: LAWKKNCK 1*. MAI-S ( RINGMAN: PETE CARROLL: CLERK: C A GAHMAN* !• or inlonnation call or write Owen Brcihcr.s -vic> Mule Ccn ration Co.. Memphis. Tenn.. telephone 3-OU28. or Co! M R Cluscu Hotel, Memphis, Tenn., telephone 5-4SG1 ' '"'

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