FOtJft 'BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLttKfEVILLE COtJfelER NKW8 THE OOtilUiR NEWS OO. X. W. HAINSS, PuUbber SAMUKL F, NORRIS, fcditor J. THfcMTAS 'PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole -Nation*! Admitting RepreaenUtlw: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Dc- trolt, Atlanta; Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second clMft matter at the poet- office" at BlytheviTte, Arkansas, under act of Con- |res&, October 9, ion. Served by the United Prest BtJfeSCRIPTibN RATES *By 'carrier in the Cit? «f Blythevllle, I6c per week, or 6Sc pet ttonth. By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, $3.00 per year, M.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by maU In postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in fcohea aeven and eight, 110.00 per year, payable in advance. The Remnants Linger Altho\J£h the holidays arc-Jar behind, the remnants linger. Tt does not require a very cVilical or observing eye to notice • the dilapidated scraps of Christmas laurel left, for some unaccountable reason, hanging ..-on many of the light posts along Main Street. The custom of dressing up the business district for the holiday season is certainly, worth-while, and most of us would even like to see the project carried out on a more elaborate scale this year, bXit \vheh the holidays are "over. AVC also like to see things back in order again. Those remnants of dead laurel hanging about Main Street are' by no stretch of the imaginatioYi'picturesque, or even quaint. They are downright Twenty Yean Of •/ *' There is something almost melancholy in the final dissolution by -Jay Lovestone of his so-called "splinter fcroup" of the Communist Party. Probably you never heard of Jay Lovestone, which is -the ultimate cbn^ mentary 'on his 2$ years of efTort to make the United States go Communist. In radical circles, however, Love- stone is quite a name. lie \vas one ot Ihc founders of the American Conv -rinmist I'avty, and in ife early da:ys he was the Browder of the ri\ovement. He rushed 'oft to Russia for from time;to time, and ft ; ' he dared 'to have a little with Joe Stalin on a matter of policy in the U. S. that Lovestone was eased -out and Brnwdcr substituted. Love- Monc. then, in the fashion of alUcaloUV i minded his own private Communist Party. and very private it remained." loo. Now,, after -20 -years? -he gives up, and disbands the w ho 1 e shooting-" . *naleh.."Thc existing socialist and. rad- _ icai groups are essentially out of touch Vith American life .and its problems," he says Tsad'ly. "They live 'in an artificial 'world of their own that makes it impossible for them to afcc the fatal defects <Sf (heir exi.stencc. They' are unable (o take a positive, wn.slructie stand on present-day Well. l29.;>o7.G7:i people in the iJmtr-d Elates have known for a Ions lime IJicw same things, which it took Lovestone 20 years of heart-breaking effort to discover. With the other radical parties H lams scarcely better. Browder's orthodox. . or <otal-immorsion Communist. OUT OUR WAY Party, U. S. A., has never achieved any mass following in the group it loudly claims to "represent."' Communist policy outside Russia has been uniformly a bust. It was largely responsible for turning Germany over to the Nazis. It materially aided the collapse of France. It disrupted the Republican defense of Spain, and brought on the disorders that gave .Japan its opportunity to overrun China. The Socialists, "after a brief flirtation with the Communists, have hud to start all over again after receiving that kiss of death, and the -total vote for all radical parties in the last election was lower than it has eyu'r been in recent times. Why? Hccausc "the common man realizes instinctively what it took Lovestone 20 years to learn—that the programs advanced have little to do with life as we know it, and when applied havfe brought nothing but ruin and death. No radical party can cvor make the slightest headway in the United Stales until it convinces large numbers of people that a socialist or deeply socializing program can be brought about in a democratic society. No such example has ever been produced; no convincing demonstration in the conduct ol the parties themselves lias ever been given. Americans continue to b6 reluctant to toss away their liberties, their demonstrated advances, their well-grounci- *cd faith in Orderly progress, for any wi!l-o'-the-\visp''promise of pie in the sky bye and bye. Giving The Boys a Break All kinds of allowances and exemptions are being made these days in favor of >• the "men who are inducted into the military services, and that is aVit should be.' A man lifted out of the ordinary course of his life for a k j'ear or more in training camp, gives , vm more than most of us arc-asked to ^.give. Everything that can be done to make the dislocation as small as possible should be done. Fifteen states have already, for in- Stance; followed the precedent of In- dianaMn arranging to recognize" the ouU>f-sUite auto tags of soldiers who 'have been sent from other states. Cer- lainly to send a man to camp i n a far . state and then- compel him to buy a »cw auto license tag when* he gets (hirer if be "orHis wife take the family car a 1 o n g. j s unreasonable. S o me •Ktirtcs, which do ;not have large camps • -with -many out-of-statc men in them, arc not faced with fins problem. But those that are would be doing a good job if r by exemption or by .reciprocal arran^ment. they lifted this addition- a l burden. SO THEY SAY have C0 l anyt.hiu, fn>n! mc u had been 1n H.e car excep, mv Sa500 mnH; wo.lh only O0.-Gv. y , ROKC LCP . ;Ulclnptctl FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1941 SIDE GLANCES SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPT'S WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT. 1*41 "~- SCKVtCE. INC. lESTERDA-Yt " ° wil «««"» Bill «.ked hi. <mt f»r Bill'. ,vlf e . A. .March* \%itt» l>j»nl. Tomor' »>. "fcere COPE. 1»41 BY MEA SERVtCE. IMC. T. M. REc. U. 3. PAT. OFF. I'll "I tan remember the very first night we met—Clark Gable, was playing and there was a newsreel on Singapore in. Technicolor!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson, • BEECH ST. CHARLES. VIRGINIA, GREW DIRECTLV THROU&H THE OF X\NJOTHER NEARBX T. M, REG. U. S. PAT.-OFF COPR.1M1BrNEASERYtCE.lNC. ^ JOHANN SEBA'STIAN BA.CH WAS THE FATHER OF 'FA BOY 'IN ' SAID HE RAN THROUGH : A T WHAT KIND OF GRAIN- WOUUD HE^-^ BE S-REAKING? OF- V ANSWER: He might mean wheat, barley, oats, or rye. NEXT: Who liclcl the first Inaugural Ball? \Vhrre Its Nanir CJUV.P: Fnnn Phoenix. Ari/ona. dorivod it.-s iijijun from .the niylhirnl bird, phoenix, wh'irh WP.K :;.aic] to live for r»00 years. '..>- consumed by lire, and ari.sr a^;)iii ?):; :\ nc«- flrci'-iiina from it:; o\vu ;i;-.hc,^. "Radio Pillows'.' In one Australian ho:;pita! pa- lirnts with head or nock injuries »rr Mipplird \vith a "radio" pillow. Containing a very .wenfc Insid- sprakcr. tlir* piilow.s am nmdc of n?ongc rubber. . I.ttnjf Walk . Coulee DPIH. in Washington. rcu.sumecV cnouszh concrete io build P \v».lk one root \vi:3r and Three inches thick from Mir r-,: s r(.}\ to the moon. PRIVATE MARSHALL, U. S. A. CHAPTER XI little watch on Martha Marshall's wrist— Bill had given her 'this watch—showed 10:30 when she nosed the shining new coupe into the recently improved side road which led to Camp MacAllister. A khaki truck with white U. S. A. lettering on is body and a grinning soldier at the wheel slowed_down to let her pass. Ahead, -a long line of Ira flio flowed toward the camp. "Visiting day," she thought. Mow many wives, how many sweethearts, had looked forward to this Sunday as eagerly as she? Butch,, on the seat beside her, was wriggling ecstatically. ' As if he knew he was to see Bill. At the sentry hut, two soldiers were on duty, asking questions of the people in the cars. They did not keep them long, and Martha sJowed to a crawl instead of stdn- ping. But before the soldier had time to open his mouth, someone behind him rushed forward. A voice cried, joyously, "Martha! Martha! ' Bill, unfamiliar in olive drab n»s eyes startlingly blue in. a newly tanned face, leaped on the running board and thrust his head through the open window; "Darling, I've been hanging around nere practically since reveille!" "Oh, Bill!" * * * JjER arms were reaching for him. She clung tightly, in. a sudden rush of emotion that surprised her. As if she hadn't seen him for years" As if an ocean had separated them, instead of 100 miles. Butch began to bark. High, delighted yelps. His tail thumped the upholstery and he climbed over Martha's lap to get "to his master. "Save it, soldier!" grinned the .sentry. "You're blocking traffic " Bill said, "Don't get gay. This lady's my wife." "Oh, Bill," Martha was laughing weakly. "It's so good to see you. I've missed 3-011 so." "I've missed you, too. And Butch, look at the darned pooch, ne can't stand still!" •-. , The sentry's raucous voice began again, and Martha reluctantly withdraw h*r arms from around her husband's neck. "Here, I'll move over. You drive, darling." * * * "TT was swell of Paul 16 lend you his car," lie said, as they turned into the camp's main street. With a grin, he added, "I'd almost forgotten the top-of- the-world feeling driving g car gives a man. In this dump, we buck privates scramble but of the road, fast, as the general's car fties by. S«e what I mean?" Martha cuddled against him, her fingers on his arm. "It's so wonderful to be together again." "Feel any hew muscles?" he teased. "They're hell bent on making a man out of your Bill." "Do your feet still hurt?" she giggled. "I brought you new socks." "I looked it up in the Soldier's Manual—what you do for sore feet, I mean. It says sore feet are due to ignorance." "You're making it up!" "There's a lot of queer doings in this man's army. Stuff civilians never think of. Like Saturday inspection, and. saluting every time you pass an officer, if you pass him three thousand times a day. I hardly ever forget to salute." He sounded quite proud of himself. MartKa looked about with interest as they drove on. "It's a regular street," she murmured. I.^didn't think camp would be quite like this." There were long, low white buildings, \which Bill -explained were the administration buildings, tiie canteen, and so on. "Those houses over there are officers' quarters. We call it Officers 7 Row." Letters painted just below the top front step oh each house gave the name and the rank of the officer who occupied the house. ( . "How.thoughtful," said Martha. "Nobody ever rings the wrong bell. 'Gosh, Bill, wouldn't it be wonderful if they gave privates little bungalows?" "You get the silliest . notions! •Lots of officers, even, can't -get quarters on the post. We're jammed. We have Regular Army men, Reservists, and us lowly con- scriptees. The top kick—he's regular, of course,.been in the Army about a hundred years—-has a cute little trick of calling us Strip Tease guys." "You don't look as if /you're being: mistreated," she couldn't help saying. He looked brown and fit; more handsome than she had ever seen him, .really. "I think you even sit straighter, darling." . , ....._ ( .. ..... •-.; His shoulders were inches above her own, and his 'hands . on "the' wheel were brown and capable Some nervous energy which he had always radiated—a flight restlessness—was gone, and in its place there was a sense of quiet power. "Maybe I'm imagining it," she thought. "But he docs look so welL" * * * U A RE you takin g nie to that tent y° u wrote me about?" ., . Tent? No, we're out of those things. They've finished our barrack shacks. I'm driving you around, then I'll take you over to the reception room. That's what we're supposed to do with visitors." "What are the shacks like?" See them, over there? Just wooden buildings, quickly Constructed, if you ask me Tar paper, no paint. Like the CCC S! mps u ,, Better lhan thc tents. though." "Won't we be able to—to go somewhere, this afternoon?" She had not expected to stay here in the camp all day. • ''Well, hurry up and get it.'* Her nose wrinkled in laughter. "I like the camp, darling, but I'd rather have 'you all to myself." Bill turned the car around and they pulled up in front of one o£ those administration buildingsv Inside, it was very bare and very clean. He took her into a long room where soldiers and girls and men in civilian clothes were sitting in groups. She saw a piano, and curtains at the windows. "The reception room, honey. I'll be right back. I'll have to find out where he is .. . ." of the soldiers,herc, Maitha guessed, were . younger lhan Bill. All of them had thc tanned, fit look Bill had acquired. The girls were carefully dressed —but she saw one girl in a bright, cheap dress and one girl, sitting in a corner with a man who seemed no different from the other girl's man, had carelessly thrown a mink coat across the back of her chair. "Democratic, all right!" Bill came back very soon. He was waving his pass and saying jubilantly, "Honey, a whole afternoon and evening. I don't have' to be back until 10 o'clock!" "One whole afternoon and evening!" she repeated. "Bill, we? inustn't waste a minute of it. Oh. darling, it" has been so long. I've missed you so!" Jt Btfl's fingers tightened on hers. Ten o'clock tonight 4s a long way off, sweet. And., in case I neglected to ; mention , at before, I I love you, darling." '' . (To Be Continued) • COME AND GET IT What to Eat in Winter—ond Why .Recently Discovered yitamin G Wards Off Germs, Adds Zest to Life Van Weapon Looking like H common folding fan. the dagger fan really is a sheath containing a short, sharp stiletto. The deceptive \vrapon was invented by the Japanese. Au obsei'vcT on Mars would .sr* solar airri lunar crlip^cs' almos: everv dnv. ».v .1. K. WiUhm,, ..AND BECAUSE MACHINIST BUCK RUSS DID NOT PAUSE WHILE ON PREPAREDNESS WORK TO PULL A HOT 0-UP OFF HIS MECK, AMD FOR. \ftLOR ABOVE. AND BEVONO TH' UNE OF DUTY A GRATEFUL NATlONl CONF£p4 UPON SOU THE IRON S WASHER. / YHAT \ MAKES ME I WONDER I VWHY THEY \ DOMT HAVE \ SOME KIND OF MEDAL FER. WAR WORKERS TOO < _ro It WOMt WORK/ TO GET THAT IN TH' ARMY. S'OLJ GOT TO DO MORE.'N TWEMTY MEN AMD VOU'R>E A HERO—• BUT HERE, !F YOU DO MORE THAN TH' 6UV NEXT TO VOU, VOU'RE A »<.' y 2f$' <t£ffi ^'£ I; >\ VtV',5-/ * tS^T.WT. Ol'K HOARDING I.VOUSK wil.Ii \iaj,,r Hoop!,- l ent need. There might be a short- k-*.*, ur :,p:n^ land's «£-,--*} * l - a»rf open what she required. Bc.st sciM-ce for this vitamin is milk, fresh,, dried and condensed. Eggs, lean meat and leafy green vegetables also furnish it. Every child should have at least a quart, of milk a day and adults haH' that much. In cold weather it. i.s smart to even raise the va- tion. TR I. <?nBOtS. M. A. G is something of a newcomer to the alphabetical family and 'usually pate around nith vitamin B 'ui foods. For a long lime it wasn't discovered, or in fact, suspected, bin, it is l.here. A Hberal supply is impor- in krpping, health and vitality a high levol. " \. M ^ k alsi ^ supplies all thc. ncc- Tlic psa.lmi.st. considered three- rwar - v '^'"crals except iron anci f - - - • form of protein v;hioh is perfect for human .use. Drink milk for health! Vitamin G is soluble in \vatcr and much is lost if the liquids are srorc .TIKI (,cn a icasonablc life span, but suggested it cpul-cl go 'ocyoncj "Dy reason of strength." He might, have said. "By reason ot v.tamin C." It is thought that this vitamin lias a definite influence on thc length of life. Deficiency in vitamin G may br j responsible for various ills. Among j them arc digestive disturbances, nervou;; deprc:*ion. general weakness and an unhealthy condition of the skin. Infectious disease is more easily contracted, and thr prime of life •.Icfmitely .sliortencd. ty the cariy development of conditions that sihc-.jtd oi^ly aviivc with old age. Here is another vitamin thai helps our winicr (iaht against colds thrown away. Cook in as little water as possible 'and use the liquids in food preparation. Save the jruces. There are other vitamins, but A, B. G, and G- ate the important. ones for us to have during colcl weather. drained from cooked foods and of thc typewriter. HOLD EVERYTHING Cameras Used To Trap Modern Day Rustlers OLYMPIA. Wash. (UP)—Cameras helped the state send 18 "gasolirie cowboys" — cattle .rustlers using trucks tc hau! away their booty— to the penitentiary so far this f;| year. Agriculture Director Walter -§ j. Robinson reports. •The .slate's .seven livestock hi- .spoclors, all were equipped with small cameras to carry with them on their inspeclion tripr,. Thc^ ; use To photograph tn:ck 'license ?r.s. suspcc'feci -stolen 'ca'tt-lu^ brands and other evidence to UT ; ||] • ; n cc^victinir the r-attls ihicvrs. C. L. Sholes. printer ftnci wSi- tor. is credited with the invention mimber.s. By Clyto Lewis Vilanun lonirer. .VON and other physical ill:-; that u.s in cold weather. An extra sup- j . ply is pood health insurance. ' A good housewife looks ahead. €hc has a bit extra on the panlry .shelves. If she has fruit trees she cans the fruit and puUs iL aside .for future need. Vitamin housekeeping mav be managed in much UnTsamc "way. 'Flic body can take an;l store three or lour times as much vitamin . G as is absolutely necessary lor prcs- ccrt. mi IT HI* vnyxx IHC T. H. UK. u. J. r*T.«rf "Kaw, they're not freezing—ihal's just ai^ aci to cct me to ^•take 'em io Florida or California!' 1 '
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