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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIXR NKW8 CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS/ Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising RepreMxtUttat: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis; .' :• pubUsbed Every Alternooa Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the poet- office at BIytheville,-Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917, SUBSCRIPTION BATES - By carrier in the City of Blytbeville, I5c per week, • or 65c per month. -• By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 P« year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three monthi; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $650 per year; in zones seven, and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. _ ^ The March Of America Why work? Because there is something in man that makes him not content 'to live like -the beasts, of the field. Man wants .more than that, and seeing the broad world and all its opportunities for producing the things he wants, he works, and produces them. Over thousands of vears, this work becomes systematized to produce m ore and better things. That organization of work we call ' an economic system. The : work system, the economic system,- that we have developed here in America during the past 300 years has come in for heavy criticism of late years, for it has developed grave defects. V But it also has shown remarkable achievements, and it is scarcely wise .to concentrate so fixedly on the faults as to overlook entirely, and take for granted, the achievements, some ' which were recently summarized •''•'the. .New York Sun: ot" by In 1900, for instance, there were 8000 automobiles in use; in ,1941 there are 25.UUU.UIH). In-1900 there were 1,000,000 telephones; in 1941 there : are 20.400,000. . 'In 1900 about, 4,400.000 people owned securities; in 1941 there are more than 16,000,000 'such -owners, . ' In 1910 there were 16,372,000 savings r ac- : ccmrjte; in 1941. there arc 46,000.000. : . In 1920 some 10,581,700 Americans owned their own homes; in 1941 there arc 14.000,'JUO home-owners. 'In' 1920 there were only 1000 radio sets; in ^.194.1 there are 43,000,000. • .'• . In 1S20 there were 10,000 electric refrigerators; in 1941 there arc more than 14,000.000. .In 1920 there were estimated to be L ( BOUO f UUO electrical servants in. homes, oul-side of radio* and; refrigerators; in 1941 there arc 117,000,000. . It" the purpose oi' an eL'onomy is to produce goods and gel them into the handy of people-who can us*? them, then .this .is a record without parallel. True, we have had a virgin continent to exploit, and many natural advantages. .But. when one thinks that material achievements of this magnitude have been attained by free men living under a system of free government and economy, he is less likely to be impressed by what dictator-ridden governments promise. The Germans are still waiting for the Voiksauto. It seems thai. the seems a war; the dictator had to have ear can waif. V" A» economy which has produced these fabulous' floods of goods and distributed them so widely has something more substantial than the promises of dictators. We have not come far enough. Bui having come so far. we can't be on the wrong road entirely. The future course OUT OUR WAY of that road may not be straight ahead on the line of the past. It may have curves and dips. But it has carried us too far through too green a country to encourage indiscriminate straying into bypaths. SATURDAY; JANUARY "is; 1941 *. There is already a trace of ham in the dramatic situation of the little group of ^ white people jittering in a surroundecl house while from some oil- stage jungle comes a monotonous menacing throb of drums. The pacing, white-garbed leading man comes to a s u d d e n h a 11, and barks "Drums! Drums! My God, those drums! They seem to be closing in on us!" But there is no ham in that situation applied to Ethiopia, with 100,000 Italian soldiers and colonists crouching beyond the reach of help all along the borders the Ethiopian warriors, -armed and aided by the British and their own deposed but unconquered monarch, Hai- Ic Selassie, crowd nearer and nearer. The drums are heard all too literally at the outpost camps, and the Lion of Juclah is not alone in the jungle paths. There is a British lion at his side. The Italians in Albania and Libya may yet prove to have been the lucky ones. A Good Tricky They Do It Vienna will henceforth be the world's fashion center instead of Paris. German authorities have so announced, the'Commerce Department hears. Just like that. We presume to doubt that it will be that easy. The factors which made Pails a fashion center were many and various, but one of the most important, certainly was that over scores of years Paris gradually became one of the most civilized cities in the world. Prestige of the kind Paris achieved in the world of fashion is achieved, not decreed. It is built on complicated foundations, not all of them sound, a lew of them rotten, but it is built, not decreed. The Western Hemisphere turned to Pans for fashion, but it will never turn to Vienna. For: one reason, while the German authorities decree, New "Vork is already achieving. SO THEY SAY The secret of successful marriage is not so much n matter of finding the right person ns it IK being the Tight Dahlbcrg. Syracuse. person.—Rev. Dr. Edwin The American co-operative movement .should take the initiative in reviving International cooperative trade whon the war is over.-Walin K Uykstra. former manager International Co-operative Trading Agency. London. * » » The army and navy Wimt th oir men UwIUiy J»nd sound, and wiil do what thny can to fccnp them so. We know mough now to control U»rsc "octal, diseases, but do wo have the npplrcci common sense to do .so?~Dr. Rny Lvmnn Wilbur president American Social ciation. Hygrnc A,,SO- We accept and T cHiino —Rodolfo no government. stress s. now * * b u f dcmoor.u-y. J strongly. Chile. '1'hoir ant no sidriinos in tociu SIDE GLANCES _CO'POfl« BY NE*~SERVlCE7>*iC. fl M/REQ. U. S. SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPTS WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT, SERVICE: INC. 'I must be getting old—I Feel so flattered when someone tells me how young I look I" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson O L L_V MADISON ONE CENTCJRVAGO. MANY WELL.-INFORMED PERSONS BELIEVED THAT THE: CS PORTION. OF WHSTERM UNITED STATES WAS SEPARATES THE SOUTH , PROM THE J SOUTH **<•>* ANSWER: Drake Strait. NEXT: How influenza got its name. • SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON Men Miss Means o|. High Attainment, Though They .Livef-.-Aiiud Opportunity Text: hukc 11:15-21 lice. Men live in the presence of BY WILUAM E. GH.ROY. D. U. great opportunity without rcaliz- Etlitor of Advance jng It. nncl through Ihrir sHiekness It is' typical of humanity to ... a . a ^ J ? ck °/ regard for duty they think of the grcnt-Ihingx onr would constantly miss the means of bet- do if tho one only hod thr oppor- icr J»Ualnmenl.' . tunity. or the privileges tliat one- Jc.srs _put. this inio the rorm of w^iki value if they were only-a .story "which-\vn call'"The Para- \vithin onc'-s reach. Yet. how dif- bJe of MIP Great Supper." A fcl- frrcutly things work out. in prac-. low guest, where Jesus had been es, CHILD SHOULD BU\LD THEM SO 1MVALJDS KIKJ OPEN] AM'-SHET 'EM -THIS B GITTIM' A BAD REp FEQ. ITS ELEPHA.MTS 1>OC LCX)MEV I TH' DEAThl RATE -ME WOM'T LET A OWE OF HIS RamENJTS GO OUT \VITHOUT A WRESTLER. LOOKER. "DAT By J. K. Williams 0 (fK BOARDING MOUSE HoopJf YESTERDAY) Hartk* And* Bill la actually enji>yiu£> hi* cou«crip- •ervice. lie ka* ckanjfed. Hi* kamacM* IK cone, replaced by u. fticlinit of »Ucut. power. They K» to reception <tunder* *o g«t HHI a pus«. A. whole afternoon and «tv«niuy ( together, U ahead of tUeiu, * * * DATE FOR A PARTY CHAPTER XII JT had been a glorious day—this first day with Bill since the train bore him away from her, into the army. "But it slipped away so fast!" she was wailing, there on the dark road as the car sped back toward the camp. "We hardly had a minute!" "Mrs. Marshall, you have been monopolizing me for exactly 11 hours, 15 minutes—" "So you've been counting the minutes until you could get away from me!" "Counting the minutes, all right," he admitted, with a new glumness in his tone. "Counting them and wishing there was a way to stretch 'em out." She cuddled against him more closely. "Five minutes, yet." She added, "We're like Cinderella and the golden coach that turned back into a pumpkin. I forget where Prince Charming came in, at that point, but my Prince gets turned back into a buck private at the stroke of 10." His arms tightened. "It's hard to take, honey. I only wish you could come up every Sunday."" It was much too far, and it cost too much. They both knew it. "Anyway, this one round trip may result in 'our owing Paul a new clutch. You always play the dickens with the clutch." . "I don't think these new cars have clutches. No shift, so what would they need with a clutch.? 1 They were just talking. Talking to cover the ache of parting. "I shouldn't have let you stay this late. It's a long drive at night." "I'll be home by midnight. "No, you won't. And don't speed, please, darling." "Time's up now, Bill." She lifted her face for a last kiss. As Bill got out of the car, Butch, who had been sleeping on the floor, woke up and growled his protest. Bill patted his head. "Sorry, old man. That's the way it is in the Army." "It's been wonderful, you. BUI. 11 Bill straightened* his shoulders. "Tell "Paul I said thanks. And listen, woman! Tell him I also said not to take too good care oJ seeing you!" For a moment, her heart lurched. Thea she realized that BUI was only joking. "I'll try to come up again very soon, darling " She waved gaily,, while Bill cau- f ioned her to, drive carefully. * * * pHE hundred miles of .state highway which stretched before her seemed suddenly ominous as she drove off into the darkness It was lonely, too. Butch had gone to sleep on the seat The headlights of an oncoming car blinded tier. She slowed down. Twice she stopped for coffee. It must have been long after midnight but her watch had stopped because she'd forgotten to wind it, so she could not tell exactly what time it was. The next morning, she woke to find the sun high in the bedroom. "Mercy, I'm late!" Butch was patiently scratching at the door. She let him slip out, while she dressed hurriedly. "This is what comes of visiting my own husband!" She drove downtown, quickly. "I hope the Chief's not around when I get in." But he was. He was in Paul's office, as she discovered when she opened the door to return Paul's car keys. "Sorry, sir," she mumbled. "I drove out to camp to visit Bill, and got home so late—" She put the keys down on the desk. The chief engineer grinned. "The moral is, don't hang around army camps." At lunch tune, she found a minute to thank Paul for the car. "Peg would surely have flown to pieces under the strain." "I rather think it was too much for you, too," Paul said. "Next time, I shall insist on going with you. If only to help you drive." He asked, "Nice vij*t? How's Bill?" "He's looking grand. He got a pass, we didn't stay in. camp." Paid put the key in. his pocket. "This ends my generosity, positively; next time I go as chauffeur." * * * J>UT he didn't suggest seeing her that night She wrote a letter to Bill, telling him how Jate she got home. On Tuesday, she scrubbed the kitchen floor, and Wednesday night she took the living room apart and put it together again. Yes, the things they had said to each other, she and Paul, Saturday afternoon here in the apartment, had shown Paul plainly that they mustn't see each othel too much. But by -Thursday, -Martha was conscious of\ loneliness It was so monotonous,. to • come home from the office after a hard day and go to work at home! It was monotonous to listen to the radio, maddening to have no one to talk to but Qutch. On Friday, Paul suggested a movie. "Yes, indeed!" said Martha thankfully. But she refused his invitations tor the week-end. She stayed home, grimly. Sunday she went for a long walk with Butch. It was the next week that she joined the bowling team the girls from the office had formed. "A person has to do something, or go rnad!" The week after that she bought some brown wool at a knitting store and started a sweater for Bill. ''Knitting!" she thought t *-«A*. ftrnt • . u in alarm. This makes me a widow beyond dispute!" * * * gHE was actually working on the ' sweater—sitting in the red leather chair and conscientiously 61 knitting two, purling two, the J night Paul Elliott appeared, with- tl out warning, at the apartment again. "How's the hermit?" he asked. "I came here to indulge in an argument. Put down that ridiculous fancy work. What is it sup- '| posed to be, a sock?" "It's a sweater, stupid. For Bill." "Then that's merely a sleeve,*'' he said, settling -himself on the -I sofa. "Now for the argument. I have, subscribed to a dance at the country club. A very gay affair, they promise. I want you to go with me. You've been burying yourself ..." Here it was again. Martha braced herself. . But Paul said, smiling, "I intend to take you if I have-to hit ^ you over the. head. That's what || I .meant by an argument. The'' dance is Saturday night, anclj you'll have to exhume an evening ..dress. I shall be splendid |f| in a dinner jacket." fl "I can't," Martha said. But the fl thought of music, of laughter, of || herself in the long, smooth soft- 1 ness of the white evening dress : jj she had not worn for months-, s | teased her. She remembered the long, dull evening in the bowling alley when the- noise- had given her a splitting headache. She remembered how she bad scrubbed the kitchen .floor. She- looked down at the poisonous brown wool in her lap. "A dance at the country club." The tempting picture of herself,in the white gown—the alluring.. . promise. of dancing and laughter -J —was suddenly-too much for her., J ''All right, PauU I'll go withJ you. <To~ Be Continued) " entertained, in his enthusiasm, had .said. "Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the Kingdom of God." all the privileges and the glories of the Kingdom oi Heaven were offered to r.hcse who sat at meat, with Jesus, and it was this that inspired His story. The narrative is fective. A certain groat supper and simple and cf- man made a invited many guests, but when lie sent his servants to tell them to come, that everything wa.s ready, they all with one consent, began to make excuses. Tho excuses were as flimsy as all excuses to grasp opportunity usually arc. One man had bought n field which he said he nui:;t go and see. Common sense would have dic-taled that he should have gone to .see the field before he bought it. Another, who had bought. live yoke of oxen, paid thai he ought to go to have known a little more about tiie quality of the oxen before lie mcught, them. Another man had married a wife so he .could, not come, but someone has made the remark that a newly married wife is always interested in attending feasts. Perhaps Jesiis in the story wanted to stress the foolishness of excuses and of Uios.o who make them. But the man who had provided the supper found a way of having guests. He sent out in the highways and the lanes and brought in the poor and tho maimed, the halt and the blind. * * T The meaning of the parable sem.s very clear. While those who seem to be the called and the chosen reject- the mercy and the grace of god. He bestows that grace upon the needy and the sinful, and all who will may come to the feast of grace. lei in the play by Barrie, entitled. "Dear Brutus." where, taking the- saying of a Shakespearean charac-:|] ter, "The fault, dear'''Brutus;' lies! not in our stars but in ourselves,'! Barrie gives all the characters the play who have failed in life a second chance, which they muff af they muffed the first time. It -taker, something more than opportunity to create character and attain sal-; vation. '•$ God spreads the-feast, but'upon"; man depends the response to- '-thd invitation. Limited Of a total population of 2.593.392, in Wales, only 97,932 were, found to speak Welsh exclusively yl and 811.329 to speak both.'English?) and Welsh. and prove them, although he. ought- There is something of a paral- The steel industry expends $2.-; GQO.OOO annually' for miscellaneous office • COME AND GET 1T What to Eat in Winter—Kind Why 1's.c This List'as .Weekly Guide When You Shop tor Vitamins USED TO T£f&e TW& IN DWG, BUT.I MS KNEW C.NSt MOTE "PROM OTUSR MAO'S NJICB LOW SOUMOSj COULON^T TELL IF IT W^S A OR. ^J BUT M.V ASM'S IN SUNG COUNSt MS OUT/ WE ARE FQRMIMS AN OVJLS CLUB QUARTET*^ FOK PLHASUR- AND A BIT OP POCKET PAONEV.' \ME WILL HAME ATR^OUT MAJOR,, TILL GHT -50 PAT IT ME AM' X . GAME iT UP/ PLAN' toON\ FR06ABLV v\ilsiGEL'=>c, iUr. dnliois. :\ former food chemist fa rthc government, is nationally recognized authority on diet. t •» •* BY WILBUR I.. duBOIS. M. A. Hc'-e is a table based on the principles of winter nutrition discussed in these articles. "From these figures the meal planner can determine approximately how much food *o buy for her family for a wee-k in order lo serve thorn a mixed diet containing .ill food essentials in the right, proportions. No such list, iy absolute, however. Allowance? must be made for xi'/.r. and activity of individuals. With the, labie as a guide these adjustments are .simple. Good health is assumed to begin with. Physical disturbances should be referred to the doctor. Look to vitamins to Get plenty of keep healthy this < him for prescriptions. The table following: gives food requirements for a winter diet. of Child under Boy 1-6:Girl 4-7 ri'r! over Active boy Boy7-8: Boy!)-10; *„. ^^ ,->. l5; Active boy Girl 8-10 Girlll-ir, ' ^ cU " vc " very active ° rcr l5 woman woman Mod. active man (150 Vet?" 4\j aclivn man (130 tb;> Bread Uncocked cereals or flour MJJk FotsUcrs or sweet Orircl beans. po;«!- or nuts f omalaes or cttrus fruits Leafy green vegetables OHed fruits Other vegetables :uul fruits utter or other' f;vts t cnn mc:M. pr.i'Ury or lish (number) 0 ozs. H O/.H. .9 ozs. 9 oxs. 7 jrls. 7 qts. Ji oc. 18 n/.s. IS O7.s. qt*. Ibs. or* i Ibs. 8 oss 7 qts. i '» Ibs. Ibs. \\-i- 0*S, Ibs. i H»s. .'1 o/x <» Ibs. 10 ««s. II 07.S. 2- l 'i H5S. 18 oxs. C|t.S Ibs. 3M Ibs. i r n ibs. •i'-i OfcS. G Ibs. 11 07.S. n or.s-. :; n>s. i libs, Ibs. P.. Ih.sjj i it CZS. ~! q(s. Ibs. : C7S. fi Ibs. 3 ow. • l s Ibs K Ibs. 7 Jbs 8 Ibs. 1 J 8 Ibx 1 J /.I Ibs. /3 Ibs. I'.; Ibs. 2 t Ibs. 5 Ibs. His. 5 lbs -

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