The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 15, 1941 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 15, 1941
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUAR 15, 1941 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL R N ORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _________ published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October, 9, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION' RATES •By carrier 'in the City of Blytheville, 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 mall in postal zones two to six ^c $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, per year, payable in advance. h the 'Golden Door Forever Closed? co. Back, 50 years or more lossal statue, gift of the Republic of France, rose at New York's ocean gateway. ," The Republic oi' France is no mores having only recently officially become The French State. The statue still stands. Liberty, they called her, "Liberty Enlightening the World," with a "brave torch raised against darkness. For that" dedication a poem was read. Its words had been inscribed on the monument. They were by Emma Lazarus, 'and the last lines read, "Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: "I" lift my lamp beside the golden . door." They came freely, for many years, those men and women disillusioned and .disheartened with the Old World, to seek new homes and a better life in the New. They were for- decades new blood that freshened and. invigorated the life of the growing Republic. Times changed. The stream was regulated, reduced. Th'en came evil times even to the New'.' World, and the stream dropped to a trickle. War convulsed Europe, and certain •minorities' of race and politics have now ^ become homeless wanderers in Europe, wanted at home only as fodder for revengeful rifles, unwanted and burdensome in temporary haven abroad. Thciv t , state ^epoi}}esjpr6g};es«iYely morc.-clys^ "perate* as "'•country after Cocntry Tails' before the invaders. Many earnest efforts have; been made to bring them to the New : World. Mexico has taken many, especially those closely tied to her speech and culture. The Dominican Republic, Cuba, and other western countries have humanely helped. The United States has not done what its great resources, population and tracli- tions might suggest. One of the reason;-? may be that most of the efforts to bring in ret'u- gees have been privately backed by political, social, or racial groups whose interest is presumed by many to be special ' rather than general. Naturally, the United Stales does not want immigrants selected by groups and . sub-groups with special interests in . mmd/ It wants immigrants selected by its own government with national interests only in mind. But only the special groups seem active in the mal: ter; people generally remain indifier- ent, .or hostile, thinking of unempioy- mem.and their own jobs. The government, .Hist rejected OUT OUR'WAY a pica from France that thousands oi' refugees there from Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany be received here. The government, probably- quite properly, suggested that France first release 3500 refugees who already have American visas, but who in the tangle between France and Germany, cannot get exit permits. Between indifference and red tape, people are perishing. For one reason or another, Liberty may still lift her lamp beside the golden door, but the door is almost closed. re Haven't Got, It, All.-.Yet The Un'ted States now has 80 per cent of all the monetary gold in the world. As long as that .condition persists, it is idle* to expect that UieMvorid can possibly get back to the old ways of trade and commerce. The old-fashioned use of gold in international dealings has been something like this: Country A buys $10.000,000 worth of goods from Country 13; sells it only $9,000,000 worth. Country A must pay tlie .odd million (unfavorable balance of trade) in money. The only internationally-accepted money has been gold or cash measured in terms of gold. That game implies that all trading countries must have some gold, or someway to get it. by mining or exchange. With tho U. S. in possession of 80 per cent of it, the near-impossibility of settling international balances with gold in th.e old way becomes clear. ' The man who can figure out a way to distribute some of this gold, getting value received for it at the same time, ought to be given a (gold) medal. A New Suit Ei very ear Two chickens in every pot, two cars in every garage, have vanished into history. Perhaps we can now set ourselves a new goal and measure oi' our national welfare: A new .suit for every man every year. It doesn't sound excessive. Yet the average man bought only a third of a suit in 1040. a New England clothier recently told a convention, of his associates. In reverse English, Mr. Aver-" age Man buys a suit of clothes only once in three years. This doesn't mean that'the American standard of living is not still the highest in the World, ft simply means that there is still plenty of room for improvement. • SO THEY SAY T dent have ar. much money as I used to. but 1 have learned an appreciation of life. I ;i«i contr nt, —Tommy Lonplmin. one-lime iight- hcavyweight champion. * * » Let no dictator j^et the<m that Americans will not fight.--Senator Warrm R Austin. * * * This government has brought more happiness lo those who live unc-er it than has any other kind of government on earth.-Danic] B. & O. president. WiHard. II there was an.vonc in occupied Franc" who had never seen a German before, and'thought lie was a good animal, ho knows diflerent now -Anne Morgan, head of the American Friends of France. SIDE GLANCES BY NEA SERVICE INC. T. M. REG. a s. PAT. OFF. SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPTS WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT. 1941. NEA SERVICE. INC, YKSTEKDA.YI Martha j* rude to J'iui). rcfuKhiK hiH invltutioun to iilniivr, bin re<jue*lM to take her Jioiue. •Slie calls Dill, HtulceM plan* 10 sniend :<»iudny tit cumit, ex|»laiuM jli;it Khe I* not ««.'*{»(? Paul uur Sii/.:ii;ne an often MM ultc bud at ilr.sf. * * * PAUL GETS AN ANSWER CHAPTER IX jl/fARTHA could hardly wait for I Sunday, and Bill's strong arms around her again. Once she was close to him—once they looked into each other's eyes—the \s'oi'ld would stop tilting, the 'Pipe down, you! What's Iherc good to sing THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson HIOH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW THAT WHEN VC7LJ SNEEZE, DROPLETS . FP2OA<\ VOUR MOSE. ANiC- A\OUTH AT A SPEED OF /OO LLOVD'S OF l_ONJDOr-4 ONCE INSURED A, AVOCADO I strange and nameless fears thai had been hounding her ever since Suzanne came to ihe apartment would fade away, like the misty, unreal shadows they were. Saturday morning she told Paul, "I'm going to camp to see Bill. I'm driving out this afurnoon." "In that old wreck you call a car?" "I can make it." "Let me drive you, Martha. Your car will fall apart! It's more than a hundred miles to camp." "Maybe I'll take the train," she said. His face dosed up, and he turned away. He was closeted with the Chief and a man from the Air Corps all <the morning, so at 12 o'clock she was able to walk out without being forced to refuse any more invitations. In the apartment, she set to work with furious energy. There was a fresh white collar to be basted on her navy blue dress and her hair to shampoo. Afterward, she'd go out: and buy some new socks for Bill. He had said '. his feet hurt, and by now there must be gaping holes "in those other socks. Her head was deep in the washbowl, her hair full of soap, when the doorbell rang. Impatiently, she swathed her hair in a towel, slipped into a housecoat and went to the door. Paul, bearing aloft a huge brown paper bag that could hold only groceries, stood outside. Martha looked at him helplessly. "I'm washing my hair." "So I deducted. What's the matter with beauty parlors?" He valkecMn. matter-of-factly, tossing his hat on the end table and proceeding to the kitchen where he dumped the bag. "They cost too much." She bit her lip. Now what was she going to do? How was she oing to get him out of here? It .iad never .occurred to her that Paul would drop in casually, as he used to do before Bill went away, "Go on finish the job," he said. 'Had your lunch? I thought not. I'll fix something. And I've got a lot of stuff here for a picnic lunch on the road." "On the road?" "You didn't think I believed that stall about taking the train? In the,first place, the camp's a couple of miles out of town, you'd have to find a bus or taxi. In the second place, I knew darned well you'd start out in thaf rattletrap. And get stuck somewhere on the road." * * * CHE was so astonished she didn't know what to say. Uneasily, she went back to finish, her hair. She toweled it vigorously, afterward, and set / it herself, with newly clumsy fingers. Paul mustn't go with her tomorrow. It had been a whole month since she saw Bill. There'd be so much to say to each other, little things. And besides . . . Her eyes" were troubled when she came into the kitchen. "Look, Paul, you simply can't horn in on the first time Bill and I see each other!" He was opening a can of peas One of her aprons was tied haphazardly around his waist. He said slowly, "I guess you're right I—I didn't think about'that." He dumped the peas into a saucepan "Tell you what, you take my car.' "No, thanks. I might smasl it up." "It's insured. Go on, Martha lake it. You know darned wel Peg isn't going to stand the trip/ She hated to give in, but she had a sudden vision of herself anc Bill getting into the car, ridin far away from the camp—reallj spending the day together, as i the Army had never existed. "Al right." He began to set the table, and automatically, she reached for th knives and forks and helped him They cleaned up together, after ward. She washed the dishes an he dried them. "And this is how I'm neve going to be alone with Paul an more," she thought bitterly.-".:," have no spine, that's all. I ough to tell him lie mustn't come "her again. It doesn't look, well." Paul was silent, wielding th ish cloth, putting the things way. Once he said absently, "i hvays liked these plates. Saw hem in a window once, remem- er, when we were walking on Iroad street?" But she didn't remember. He aid, "Oh, you liked them, too." 'he wondered, wretchedly, if it lad been one of those times when he'd talked about how she'd fur- ish the home they were to have ogether. * * * E kitchen spic and span, they went into the living room, 3utch padding along behind them. 'I've got lots of things still to do," Martha said uncomfortably, as Paul settled himself in the red eather chair. "I meant to iron my dress, and wash some things." 1 But Paul didn't take the hint. He only sat there, his pipe in his land, giving her a direct, unreadable look. "What's the matter with you, artha?" he demanded at last! 'This whole week you've beeri acting very strange. You've stalled ne off every single night, sneaked out today, snubbed me in the office. I promised Bill I'd take care of you, didn't 1? You don't seem to be giving me much of a chance." I can take care o! myself!" she told him. "It was nice of you and Suzanne to rally around, those first two weeks. But now—" "Now, what? Now you don't want me bothering you? Ie that it?" * * * L at once, he was out of the chair, taking a swift step toward her. His hand touched hers. He looked down at her very gravely. "Something's happened to you, Martha. Fvc been feeling it all week. You're different Edging away, stiff, irritable. What is it? Have I said something— done anything to offend you?" "Oh, no, of course not." She snatched her hand away and retreated swiftly. "It's simply that I realized I was—well, depending on you'pretty solidly for company, Paul. That isn't fair to you. You have your own life. I'm not really your responsibility. After all, Bill and I are only your friends. Why should you bother with me so much that I take up all your time?" "But I want to bother! I want to be with you, help you. make things easier for you wljile he's away. Haven't the three of us always—" "Yes," she cried uncontrollably, in a small, choked _voice. "Yer-, Paul, that's just if The three of us!" (To Be Continued) OW H1<5H ABOVE EARTH DOES THE AIR. R^ACH ANSWER: At least 625 miles. No one knows exactly how far. NEXT: When is a fog: a mist? •COME AND GET IT What to Eat in Winter—and Why Proper Outiutirit'S ol Vitamin 0 Fortify Boilv Aaainst Colds. "Flu"' J J . O ' Mr. duBci.s. a. former food r'rrsrisf, for thf zrovernmont, is a n!»lioi>yMx" rcro:;»v/etl authority on did. Neck Broken 10 Days Before Victim Complains RATON. NV M. i UP •—Men arc men in Hie \vicic oppn space* of. New Mexico. A irurk driver walked into a Rat on hospitnl and '-iskcd ior i.rrat- rnent for a "stiff neck." After preliminary cx«nunaiion a do; % ior decided that there ; .vas inor? wrong \vilh the patient.'s wrk Uv.m the man thought. He discover;! the sixth and .seventh vertebrae were fractured. If the man h;icl moved his neck he rnt^iu have :lied. The doctor .said the iniurv ii.'.d ! occurred 10 d;<vs previously when ihp man \va.s st.ruck on the neck by fi door. ts 7 Night 'Decreed On Outdoor Ice Rinks MUSKEGON. Mich. ''UP '-The .'city recreational department lias approved a regulation whereby adults will not be periled by "traffic hazards" on local outdoor skaiing rinks. Certain nights in the week have been set aside when the youngsters will be barred from the rinks and only adults \vill be allowed to skate. FY WIEBUK. So Jack has I dnliOIS. IM: A. another cold. Per- hups he isn't yet tin? enough vitamin C. Pur-ccptibility to colds, in- ^upri7:' «n<*l other infections is diminished by the presence of thi.s vitamin. If .fill i.s irritable, it's most likf- !v another for vitamin C. Our j New we need not. and .should not •' wait until spring to have our S lircfins. .The arocer dons a very j uccc! job in offering vitamin C. It ( ;<< there for the taking and the wise meal planner takes it. Vitamin C has been called th« vitamin of uncooked foods. Among the riohpf.l, sou are oranges. Irmons. ?imes. grapefruit, straw- raw cabbage and raw TOtatoes. Vitamin C is very soluble in water and in the. case of cooked foods is apt to be-'lost. Such foods .should be cooked in very little water with the vessel tightly covered. fill liquids should be saved and used in food preparation. They contain valuable vitamins and minerals. The sink doesn't need them—we do. Jack and Jill aren't going to have scurx'y <resuit of extreme lack of vitamin C> but they may have- too many colds and maybe they ate too often irritable. Try stepping up on vitamin C. Hy .1. K- Williams ()(]}> BOARDING 'UOUSK with .M aor VES, IF ' THE CTTHEPi HASN'T GOME TOO FAR./ HERQB$; : . ARE MADE-NOT BORN OAKB GOT LETTER VESTERDAV, HE PACKED UP &ND 5CJVvAP- EREO AWAV LIKE A SCARED T, WOULDM'T j ONJLV WE PAID A BOARD ME REALLY < WE'LL PROB- WAS OFFHREO) ABLY GHT A JOS, IT'S jWE LOWDOWN JAKE'S WHEREABOUTS ARE AS MYSTERIOUS TO NAH AS HUOJO'S MATHEMATICAL THEOREMS TO MY HE TOOK !M A DOCKET SMI P.' ITIM A DM OR 90 WUEM THE PROMT WARD \6PUILOP X" 1 MOUMTIEG/) ^—~ MAY M\LD MEMTAL VOUR TIES oerne.s. onions. Cnly ^lightly less rich in this frrowth. t.rrih. ciispcsitions. pep vi'uimin HIT npple.s. bammas. pcn- ivnd rr.vistanr^ 1 0 tiiseu'iir «rc ivill'cnc.s. ercon peas, pinesipplr.. raw jnnuenccd by vitumin C. It-is cs-j turnips. s])inach. carrots ant! graphs, pecially chiidrrn. imporiiint for growing A surplus is very desirable—not m2rely H minimum. Stock up well. Forumalrly it can be .stored. Millicns arc sprnt, in Uic effort to keep younc. but little of this sros for vitamin C.. Ther> is ;n delinilo rolnt.ion b*I\vcen this vitamin and thf hoaiU) and resistance of the c:ipil:aries. Relative shortace tends to make j «J:e rapillnrirs t'rauil^ and brittle—! M. condition nccotupanyijig <;ld «ige. j A liberal intake ol" vitamin C helps j retain youth fulness in important t v;ay.s. Fflcrt. oT vitamin C deficiency v; I \vidcspreac! a':non? American children. 1"ne \vinter diet is often responsible it ner 5 not be when the of this vitamin i.s thoroughly uncierstood. Gelds, inflnen/a anc! other in- 'ccUcus f*re. more common durins; j:hc v/jntrr morjth.s. Mo:-r people Other foods not containing quit .-o much, but still important sources, arc pet a toes. milk, cooked cabbage, cooked onion.s and .sweet South Dakota Highways Biggest ^Taxpayer Item PIERRE. S. D. (UP)—Highways cast South Dakota taxpayer^ more than any other item, a report on 1939 state expenditures discloses. .Approximately S6.0CO.COO w a s 'spent to build and improve roads. Social welfare work cost the .state S3.795.COO and financing the slate debt $3.429.000. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyd* Lewis vitamin colds. ainst hlamc the weather. "It is possible that onr winter menus arc more rc-vpciuiblc tnan the weather man. Hunting daiideiion greens used to be one of the signs of spring. "An' they call Ihnl painJin^! AVlial sonic people \voii'l N sloop to i'or the sake of a living!" .-

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