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EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLJB COURIER MEWS THE COURI1B NSW8 CO. H. WvHAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NOERIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: . Wallace Witmer Go., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Mempiiis. 'Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered' as~ second class matter at the post- office : at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in" the City, ol BlythcviJle. I5c per ^'eek, or 65c per. month. By mail,.within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per yeari $L50 for six months, 75c for three months; by, mail, in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6,50 per year; in zones seven and' cl^ht/ $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Is It Qiu-Fight? Right clown at the heart of United States relations to Europe and its war 'lies this"one incandescent question: "Is it our light?" .If it were possible to answer with •'yes'' or "no," everything would b.o simple. But few can answer so simply. Only the nmst rabid isolationist believes that the United States has no. interest at; ail in the possible triumph of a single closed politico-economic system over- three continents. Yet only the most rabid interventionist goes all the way to the other end antf with an unqualified,."Yes/ let's get in immediately." . Most people ojf the United States can answer only "yes—and MO." It is /in the spread, between those two words that argument, and events, are operating on American public opinion. In the first place, the phrase thai •••."Britain ' is fighting 1 our war" 1 is unfortunate, because it is hard to'deny it entirely, yet it suggests more than most people r in thc United States are prepared to.-admit. Let's try to take the phrase apart: In the first place, anyone who believes it-is literally and -completely true himself in a very bad light indeed docs not go on.to the only hon.-conclusion: "We-should be in it, it ourselves." Anyone who is prepared to.accept that conclusion be carei'ul ho.\y h< ph rase "nghtin % o.ur. .w'ti'L-£ ' |o£t - h6' himself open to tire suggestion' he is'willing to sit at ease and in f : .while egging someone "else on to. light his,OAVU fight for him. :•':. T-h i s should be remembered: to whatever extent Britain fights "our lip- one claims that she is fight- it Drinurily for us. Britain %lxts ;. saw a Europe rapic^y com^^ Wto : behig which threatened her jtelipip. w ' a y« of life, her posHion,. her her empire—in short, Britain lor life. Were the United States -Nothing but a blank space on the map, she could, do no, other than what she is doing. So. to \yhatever extent Britain ; tights '.-our light," she-does not fight | for our. sake. Britons who reproach| fully take the attitude that she does [. so. arc influenced more by a natural j emotion than by fh e facts. ] Nevertheless, it i* certainly true I that theHJniteil States stands to benefit j| by a. British victory. | In a, situation we .did not create, in | a war we did not will, the United I Stales is almost unanimous in realix- S ! ug thil M>orkl with Britain beaten infinitely less safe, less plea- sant, less liveable than we have known. Therefore, we aid Britain, and will continue to do so, come hell or high water. Should the United States ever enter the war, it will not be-"to save Britain" any more than Britain'entered it "to save the United States." It will be because the logic of events shall have gradually drawn us into the position in which Britain found herself in September, 1939; a position in which thc likely result of not lighting is less tolerable than all the horror of war itself. Just lieginnintr Lots of people are worried because there seem to have been holes in the Match Act. . Not Senator Carl A. Hatch, who wrote it. "I sort of expected that there might be some violations," he said in New York recently. "You can't expect practices of long standing to be disrupted overnight. The Hatch acts are just beginning." That's usually the way under democratic procedure—and under any other, if the truth were known. The perfect solution of nothing is ever hit the first lime out. Dictators cover up their mistakes, and change policies secretly. Democracies must wash their dirty dishes and remodel their legislative clothing in public. SIDE GLANCES THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1941 Titled Termites A groat deal ol' thought is given to. relUKCL-.s. VVe ik.n't want any o.[ this political persuasion, or that racial origin. We arc choosy. Hul; there is one "Open Sesame" that seems to swing wide all doors in Ibis democratic country— a title. Any kind of a moth-eaten, semi-bogus, home-repudiated, shopworn title will do. The country is flooded with exiles, refugees, visitors, lecturers and sojourn-. ers affecting titles of nobility. There are always people glad to. give Mike Ruination', the entertaining phony, the same uordial welcome they give to duller but more genuine royalty, ; ••"• Some people might be. inclined. CO; gro.w serious, about the activities of the titled termites. We can't. In most cases the people who accept such visitors on title and without requiring: them to prove themselves, are as void of influence and solid worth as the titles themselves. SO THEY SAY Watch out lest our great country »<:t into a Thirty Yeur War, then find ourselves alone with the impossible task of fighting the whole ol Europe and Asia.—Philip F. La FoHctte, former governor of Wisconsin. * * * Tiic nation's problem is whether \vc arc to build and defend a civilization on our continental domain or to resume, in effect, our ior- mcr sliflus as a dominion in the British Empire and rely upon British policy and arms for our very cxistencc.-Charles A. Beard, historian. * * * I count it a joy and a privilege to help feed the name of liberty, or rekindle it wherever it has been quenched.-Helen Keller, blind writer. * * * Gentlemen, choo.se girls wno are less internment than you arc. You'll feel much more comfortable with them.-Dr. Blake Crider. Pcnn College psychologist. "Mr. Browser is calling to say he's recovered and feeling strong as a bear—he \vants to pick a bone with you over the bill you sent him." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson (3OVERMOR. ANY OTHER AMERICAN LOUIS IAMXX TERRITORY COMPRIS'IM© IS THIN "ENJOU(=7H THAT M2U CAM SEE OBJEOTS / y ./OO THEN IT'S Do THE /=>C=-OAv/^- OR LEGS DEVELOP ON A TADPOLE ANSWER: They develop at the same time, but the front limbs remain concealed beneath the skin for a while before breaking through. v & NEXT: The "friendly" trees. SERIAL STORY 1041. NEA CCRViCK. 4NC- \ESTl3RDAYi Martha evade- P.-tuI, luukeu prepMr«tio»M to vinit Bill. I'util »u4<l«nlr turn* up at tfao apartment, apparently iutenii- iuif 10 go nluug. When Martha Hually t«lU htm *he doe*n't want It i in to ico. he mile* what i* wroiitf. Sk«s ha» **«• avoiding: kim. He had itromittcd Bill to look after h«r. Ske ttnnlly telU liitu that iH'fo^f! Bill lett there were three of (beat—. * * * PAUL ANSWERS QUESTIONS CHAPTER X PAUL ELLIOTT stared, down at Martha,-- speechlessly, as the echo of her words hung in the stillness. "The three of us," she had cried. And the implications of thpse words were suddenly filling the room—suddenly so plain, so clear, so hurting—that she \yanted to run away from him. She could not bear the look in his eyes, the way a muscle in his lean cheek was twitching. "Oh, I -didn't want to hurt him," Martha thought in dismay. "He's so fine, so worthwhile. Maybe I'm destroying something" I'll never find again. I hurt him once, when I married Bill. He forgave that." She thought of the clean, unselfish friendship—the strong arm, always ready to help her— and she experienced a sinking sense of loss. "I didn't mean to say that, Paul," she cried quickly." "I—I didn't mean it—-the way it sounds." "Sit down, Martha," Paul said gently. "Sit down here aud let's talk this over." "But—but there's nothing to talk over." Again the panic and .the uncertainty—as if her feet were set on a bit of earth that kept sliding out from under her. "The whole thing's silly, really. I—I didn't mean to put it that way—" Her fingers smoothed the maroon housecoat, played with the ornaments on the zipper, pull situation has changed. Either you haven't ever really wanted me about, since you and Bill were married ..." She gasped. "Paul! That's not so! I don't see how you can think that." "Then, Martha, your remark pushed her gently down "*" on the sofa. He sat beside her. "Martha, we must be honest with each other. Since this thing has come up—since we've already started discussing it—let's drag it out into the light and examine it "You have been avoiding me Definitely. I couldn't understand why. What you just told me makes it very clear. It's because Bill is not here." Almost, his voice was like the voice of the Paul who sat in thc private office at Air Transport, discussing with the chief engineer thc stresses, strains, and examining the evidence to explain the :;cr,umpling of a wing in the wind tunnel. "You said 'the three of us.' Meaning, now that there are just two, you and I"—he smiled, but his eyes weren't.smiling—"The must mean, that you—that you're afraid of me. Or of how our being together with Bill away looks. It doesn't look proper, is that it?" She stirred uncomfortably. "No, that's not it." "I don't believe you, Martha. Once there was a time when I would have sworn that gossip— other people's incorrect opinions —meant nothing to you. But now, especially after what Suzanne was foolish enough to get excited about—" Martha's little start, the unguarded gasp that escaped her, was enough to betray the fact that Suzanne had had a finger in this, too. Paul said, sadly, "So she came to you, too." "She—she only wanted to warn me," Martha said miserably. "She knew there was nothing in it, but—" The memory of her neighbors' whispers, the remark that even the cleaning woman had made, burned in her mind. "She was right, Paul. Besides, it wasn't fan- to her, that when you t-took her out, I should always be there, like a—like a fifth wheel." "Suzanne is intensely emotional. She has an imagination that sees a roaring blaze where other people see not even a. wisp of smoke," said Paul, choosing his words very carefully. "I'm fond of Suzanne, sorry that she—she . spoiled things." No words came to Martha. She could only sit there, picking at that foolish little zipper ornament. "You'll break it," Paul said. And now he was in absolute control of himself. Ho stood up. '.'Look here, Martha. Let's be honest to the very end of the thing. We used to be engaged. I—I thought I was in love with you, and you thought you were in love with me, and it's that knowledge which makes our friendship now look queer while your husband's away." Martha's lips parted. A great tight band seemed to be closing around her chest. It hurt to breathe. Paul said quieth r , "But people are wrong. I'm not in love with you now. You're only my best friend's wife, and I'want to make his absence less difficult." * * * . VET, even as the words left his lips, Martha saw that tell-tale muscle, twitching there in the hollow of his lean cheek. 'Tm not in love with you now." How steady his voice was! How rigid the control with which he reined himself-! Only, as his fingers curled into fists; as his, teeth clamped down on the pipestem in his mouth; as Martha stared at him, her heart beating fast^-Paul's eyes were giving him away. Those clear eyes, looking down into hers, were shining with a look she remembered too well. Steady eyes, gentle eyes, eyes that could not smile even when he forced his lips to smile. Eyes that could not lie, even while his lips lied. His love for her, unchanged since the day he first slipped their betrothal ring on her finger, shone in Paul's eyes and Martha turned her head away, a poignant pity sobbing inside her. "I was silly, Paul," she whispered. "Suzanne was silly. Of course—of course you're not in love with me!" She broke away from him and said, more normally, "And now I've simply got to dress and get started. It's late." He took his car keys and put them on the table. "You must lake my car, Martha. A hundred miles is too far for that wheezing wreck o>? 7i.-ci.Ts." He picked up his hat. The car's downstairs. Have a good time. Tell Bill I said hello." AN hour later, as she got behind the wheel of Paul's new car. Martha was glad he had insisted. The hum of quiet power, when she started the motor, was reassuring. 'And please, Butch," she told thc dog, "stay on the newspapers I've spread on. the seat. Paul doesn't want your hair all over his car." It was a long drive. Plenty of time to think.. In a way, it was better they'd had it out. Paul would go on pretending, and she would go on pretending, but with this scene vivid in their minds, Paul would not insist so strenuously on seeing her every night. She wouldn't hnve to stall him off so much. Gradually, they'd see less and less of each other. This way was easier, less hurting, than the abrupt ending she had tried to achieve. A swift gray bus came up behind her. Her toe on the accelerator pressed down a bit harder. "Martha." she admonished herself, c 'keep your mind on your driving if you expect Bill to see you all in one piece." Tomorrow morning, early, she'd be seeing her husband. Feeling his lips on hers, hearing the gladness in his voice. .„, "Tomorrow morning, I'll "be where I belong. With Bill!" (To Be Continued) English Mother of 19 Takes In Orphan Boy ?••_• MOUNT ORDERLY, MUCH DL^t^ '!> AN EA.SY JOB/BUT WE'LL ED ORDERLIES.... PROMOT MEED NO KITCHEN Bishop St. Bristol!, in addition to having a family of 19. ^oing out to work in the day and being an aura id warden at night. ha.s adopted. n orphan, which brings hor family to 20. ranging in age from 33 to f). Only 8 of thc family now luv at home, but there are n j:r;\nd- crrildrefi; in the nearby houses. The 'newcomer is an orphan boy 'oT i3 v a school friend of $ one of Mrs. Gueckett's children, who was found .-sleeping; on a bed with no mattress in. thc 'house dead parents had lived. The pineal Eye" gland, imbedded in the back part c£ the brain, sometimes' is called a human remnant of thc "third eye" of prehistoric animals. This gland seems to af- reet, sex; but little really is known, about it. iau-is OUR BOARDING .HOUSE with-Major Hooj>.U> ^WELL, IT'S S&FETO GO OUT NOW V HEH-HEH/ WYWORoAlXEMTUW MxSMlT WITHOUT BEIU6 AFRAID OP TRIP-A R.IJ33ER BOOTS/' ^L DOUBLE TALK OVER BLOODHOUNDS IM 1% EGAD, NO vtoMOER WAFTER YARD/ JAKE DROPPED TUlS$ JAKE DEPARTED <f JAKE LETTER ON WlS WAV OUT— IT'S ^l LIKE A FOOTPAD ' FROMTWE MANOR, AND HE OFFERS^ (UP AN ALLEY/ f2\ CHANiCt JAKE A STEADY CTOB IN TWE < V_^_^^L1> / _1/ n EC vM GARBAGE COLLECTIOM DEPART- } ' '-^ v - UCH1Vi Ue'LL' BUY A AND RUSBER WHY LEFT TO WM 1»«T BY NEA SERVICE. WC. T. M. RE6. U. 5. P •COME AND GET IT Whof to Eat in Winter—and Why Su nskhie Vi Lamin Gives Protection Against Rickets Mr. duBois, a former food chemist for the government, is a nationally recognized authority on diet. * * * By WILBUR L. cluBOlS, M. A. Vitamin D has a pleasant name. —the sunshine vitamin. It is. produced by thc ultraviolet rays of thc .sun on .suitable" substances, one of which is crgosterol. This compound: is found in thc outer layers of the skin. Vifcamhv D is formed when the sun shines on this material of cu'r. skins. It is then absorbed into the body. Sun bathing isn't as idle • : a.s it looks.. Our blood must contain an aiu- •plc supply of calcium and phosphorous to make sound bouc.s. The normal, content of these minerals ]'m our bloc-el depends on the presence of vitamin D. If is thc regulator. There, must, be enough calcium and phosphorous in the blood to start with. Then vitamin D must be present to keep them in order. Most mothers have heard, thc word "rickets." It is thc mcut- when there is not as much direct sunshine as in the summertime. Egg yolk is the richest food source for vitamin D. but oils made from the livers of .sea fish contain much more. Here's why. On the surface of the sea. in ihn sunshine, float large masses of a tiny form of life called plankton. The action of the sun's rays on certain substances in this plankton forms vitamin D. Small minnows and shell fish feed' on this plankton. Then along- come cod and halibut, who feed on the small fish. The vitamin D which the sun put into the plank- ten is now stored in thc liver of the cannibal cod or halibut. Along; comes man, catches the cod. and makes cod. liver oil from his liver. There, in a roundabout way from the sunny sea. comes our vitamin D. The doc-tor will, know whether thc children should have this concentrated vitamin D. Many spe- tialisus in nutrition bclievy that it should be added to the. diet of all growing children during the whiter months. NEXT: Vitamin G. Sheepherder Vanishes, So Does Flock of 178 JUAREZ, Mexico (UP)—Police of this Mexican, border city had two mysteries on their hands. A Mexican sheepherdcr disappeared, and an investigation was held. What the police were more concerned with, however, was thc disappearance of 178 sheep thc herder had been tend ins. Goal Thieves Toil Hard EAST ST. LOUIS, III. (UP)— Thieves who stole 15 tons of coal from a fuel yard here earned whatever money they realized from its sale, according to police. The prowlers scaled a lOrfoot fence, shoveled the coal over Uic fence and then loaded it into a truck. Read CJuunci- News want; new. A/out Air Pure dry air is compose:! of a mixture of gases containing 20.93 per . cent oxygen. 19M per cent nitrogen. O.C3 per cent carbon dioxide. Inert gases form 1 per c^nt of the nitrogen. Water vapor and dust particles are included in atmospheric air. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydt Lewis Vitamin'U 'keeps (he blood pumping regular. GOinmcn nutritional disease occurring amonr, children of Lhe temperate zone. FuUy thvee- • fourths, of -tlin infants in large cities show signs of rickets. Apparently the food eaten by most children is deficient in important, vitamin D. The food. can. and should be supplemented by concentrated, forms of. this vita.- min. especially during, the winter COTR. mi tr nu stuvici. INC. T. M. *co. u. s. PAT. OFF. "Is he that slupid sergeant you were telling me ahoutZ' 1

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