The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 20, 1941
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FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THB BLYTHEVTLLE CQURII5R NEWS TJH COURIER NJTWS CX) . H. W, HAINES, Ptiblifcet c - . _, SAMUEL, .P., ^ORRIS, Editor V J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising'. Manager Sole National Advertising Repreaentativei: ' Wallace Witnier Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except 8und»r Entered , as-second.', .class matter at the poet- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under «ct of Congress, October 9, .1917. style. We want to think,, think fast, then act! Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City or Blytheville. 15c per week, or.65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, |l5tf for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal ,zones two to six inclusive. $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight. $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Tkinh Fast, Uncle So hi, Think There is always time to be right. The United States is today in much the- position of C a p t a i h F'ljigg in "What Price Glory" when Sergeant Quirt filing at him the exultant and challenging- "Think fast. Captain Flagg. think fafct!" On the "lease-lend" bill we must think fast. But that does not mean that we should not think at all. There is time to be right. Nothing, either in speed or clarity, is gained by savage verbal pyrotechnics assailing all who would alter the bill by a tithe as '''appeascrs/' or flaying those who favor the bill as interventionists already wading in blood up to the hips. There; arc perfectly earnest, sincere men and women on both sides of this argument, and to impugn their sincerity is not the best tactic for their opponents to adopt. This is serious—far too serious to permit sacrificing accuracy on' the altar of a phrase — as Senator Wheeler did when lie referred to "plowing under every fourth American boy." It is far too serious to answer every criticism of the bill with a piercing shriek of "Appeaser! Appeaser!' : Coldl.v, wisely, and quickly, the American people must approach the problem laid before them here. This is definite, practical, it is of no service to wish we could render aid without" risk ot- : war— it is crystal clear ^at^tiife only, course entailing nti preserit^Hsi is to cut off aid completely. Few would wish to go so far. .On the other hand. as. new. means, of extending aid are devised, unci that aid becomes a greater and greater factor in the strug- glc, I he risk of being involved increases. This weighing O f more effective aid against" greater' present risk, this sighing of less effective aid against greater future risk, every 'man fntrst do for himself. Debate, as long as it sticks strictly to the subject, as long as it contributes io clearer iinfc«Aiitf?n£ of the issue, is good. For instance, there seem excellent groitrids for limiting the' cx- . tended presidential powers tc/a definite .subject, (.hen tu renewal. That it dearer thai Congress is delegating its own powers temporarily but rctctmmg .them permanent-. •But filibustering, senseless delays Personal abuse, the calling of purpie names, serve no good end. We do not want to set this course «»lh,nking and driven, in European Calling the Roll Smith, Lewis, Salvaggio, Feldman, Gottlieb, Murphy, Botticelli,, Singer, Ginsberg, Marks, Melendex, Carlson, iMadnmX Coyle, Cooke, Kazariaii, Walsh, Cangialbsi, Markham. You could almost sing those names, arid they are a song, too, in a way. They are names from a list 1 of New York men recently inducted into the military services, men whoso names reveal their origins in' many lands and far places, yet marching to the defense of the United States that has become their land. The very variety in those names is sum-thing to glory in, something that has ahvat's been a mountain of strength, a never-exhausted spring O f power. A list, of the dead who lie in Argonne Forest would read just like that. The United States is proud of its polyglot people, proud that here men of many bloods, lands, religions and races are united in a mightier bond than any of these—ihey arc all A men- cans. SIDE GLANCES MONDAY,- JANUARY 20, 1941 Patting the Bad in Badminton Already those sacrifices we have been told must be made oh account of the war In Europe arc beginning to sit, up and make faces at us. It seems that' it's getting difficult lo procure lhe shuttlecocks (corks with feathers stuck in 'em) 1 that are hatted about in the • game of badminton. American goose quills aren't tough enough, it seems, and the really tough ones which used to come, appropriately enough, from* Greece, can't get through war zones. e Now is the time for all good geese to get tough for the sake of badminton. But if they can't make the grade, the quills of the American eagle are still plenty tough enough for even faster games. Albanian Alexander One of the minor reasons why we don't want to see the totalitarian ^takeover the entire world is that we would have to learn over again everything we thought we knew. »>r instance, we were taught that Alexa/Hler (,h c Great was a Greek, king o!" Macedonia. Rut the. Italian news-. paper fl Piccolo rece'nlly squeaked this musical noie: Alexander was really u pure Albanian and no relation at all to the Greeks who have been manluincl- bng the Italians of today. Not long ago the Kalians were pro- ^i'U I heir complete Aryanism. The Germans alternately proclaim that tiril- 'sh courage is the i-esult of their pure Aryanism ami that Unite!,, failure' »* d«r b degeneration of the hived (ac- ^rd.rg in !lmv {ho v , ap | . a|>|MMis U) i(c .wing at (he niometU}. "'«•»• <«<! cmn;jfh in itself, pouring ovn . if- a J! these d"i>s of mental mllsh v •YHEASEWiCE.fMC. r «°F t ) s CONSCRIPT'S WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT. 194, NEA SERVICE. INC. I.H. «ettJei< down «o n t '» u «» '»owllB« and I'aul docun't cull otlen, jr.« <ho M i(autioii. iii s jit he droyn In, "You're <o »h« country vlub diiut-o e," j lfc linnoujict'j*. MjirOui he IiiKl»| B , The y;ir«y win 'Slay out ofhere for-the res! of the day, clear—I'm cofi- centrahng on a \vow of a love sori^l" ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD rerguson O'NCE WAS THOUGHT TO CAUSED BV HENCE. ITS NAME. ...ST. /^UGUSTfNE T . TAMED A W/<L POUND INI HER: GARDEN/ BY PEEDlfxJO HIAA /VML.K N ATL AN TA-.. A LC AT R AZ. , AND CHATTANQPOA ALL. COMTAIM ^^ -, COPg. 19-^ 1. BY NEA SERVICE, ifiC. ANSWER.: They cacti contain thtiee A/s. XT: Cliar-trr mcnyxvy of:th Health Good 1 ',-But FDR Shows Strain Of Office WASH INGTONT i UP i — President Rr.osevell begins his third term in lebrst health, although . he shows |the strain of nearly eight- years in ' d» yon .< t!ij,t i:t-wsp;pr nn ,, n •uri «* Corkers „,,, not a j,, wrd '^ Po!am( ; x "o one to see n, w ;vhal . shc has L. bachar. Universiiy of TJH- OUTOUK WAY \Vhitp t A few streaks of white have ;ip- priarcd in his grsy hair, but he has lost none of his nimblRr.rss at. repartee with newspaper men and stilK spends olng hoiir.s at his desk. He appc:i-s more scriciis an,-] his race, brour.ed by a ITOPVII C'arib- cruise i.s more full, ccrufiins drrper lines. White Hause veterans, however, say that he has borne hi;; t:i: k ;ts ueU as ;uiv man \vho has sj>e'it :•>!:'( years in the Prtr.kltmcy. Rpar Admiral T. McTntirr. 'lie ProsHrnts 1 personal phy?ician. ' ; n a retailr report on Mr. Roosc- (; vrlfs condition, told the United ; "All T can say is thot hc'.s just eight ypai-.s older. Con.sWe.rinR Mint. -eighty years have gone by. I have. no ebipplaint. For a mah of hf.s •|agc. he i.s in as good health as we 'can expect. ,. "I look forward connclcntly to hi.s carrying on in the same old fashion' for" (he next four years." Mr. Roosevelt, lhe types of man i v.'hov.e wright remains virtually ccnstnni.. vi-cighs aro;;nci 190 tcdny —the same as he did ei>ht years be tau, * * * MUSIC FOR MARTHA CHAPTER XIII 'JTHE country club was blazing with lights as Paui nosed the car into the long, curving driveway. The white building with its tall columns stood out against the dark sky, on the slight rise of hill, • like a southern manor house in a moving picture. Martha Marshall, her red hah 1 piled high in curls, Paul's orchid on her shoulder, caught her breath with a sudden, guilty start. "I'm here, all dressed up and going to have. a good time, while Bill's in that camp!" But a moment later, as Paul \vas helping her out and they mounted the stairs together, the guilt died down. She had been KO starved for fun, all these weeks! Paul smiled down at her. "You'll be the loveliest thing here." Martha knew she looked well. The white dr€ss, with its softly draped V and 'its tiny stars winking among the wispy folds of the full skirtf had always been very becoming. Her silver sandals were new. She felt light as a feather, poised, happy. A girl in glittering sequin jacket looked at her curiously for a moment. Martha saw the fleeting homage in her eyes — the homage that one woman pays to another who looks even more beautiful. She was ridiculously pleased, and a little smile tugged at the corners of her lips. Paul was saying, "I've reserved a table. That is, we're with a party. Ted Willis and Madge, and ihe Graces." "Oh." He hadn't told her before, because she had known them all only during the time when she had been engaged to Paul. They were his friends, not hers. BUI had never met them. "I'll be glad to see them again " She. -mustn't let embarrassment, any foolish self-consciousness, spoil her magic evening. TjUT Madge Willis was cordial, and her husband, Ted, claimed Martha at once for a dance. I don't get a chanc£ like this often. Say, you're looking marvelous!" Mary Grace only smileci at her, lazily. Mary had always been like that—off-hand, casual, accepting things at their face. Probably nothing interested her very much except clothes. She arid Jack were immensely wealthy. It was good ttf b€ dancing again. Good to. be pa'rt of this gay, car£free crowdy good to hear music and smile up at a partner' who hummed under his breath and had nothing more important on his mind tharf- enjoying himself. "Long time no see," Ted said, after a \vhife ''What happened to the husband?" > It was not that he cared, especially. In this country club' crowd it was extrem'eiy usual to attach no importance to the fact that a married woman appeared at a dance with an old friend. "the husband's in the Army," she" laughed. "Didn't you' know?" "No, I hadn't heard." He shook- his head. In exaggerated concern. "Country's going to the dogs. They'd better not get after me!" Paul claimed her for the next dance. They had always danced beautifully together. She gave herself up to enjoyment. Someone tapped Paul. "You can't keep loveliness like that under a bushel basket, Elliott," said a tall man with fawny hair. "Come ( to me, beautiful!" She smiled at Paul., helplessly. The man led her off "in triumph, but half way -across the room, Jack Grace cut in. "I thought people weren't supposed to cut any more/' Martha said. "It was too collegiate, or something." "Rule's arc made to be broken. Ah. this is what;I call dancing!" "Look out," sh'<5 warned him. "Paul's coming back!" "That," said Ja'cfc, "is,much too Dlatant an infraction' o'f the law. Out the door, baby/' Expertly, ic danced her 'through the open French doors- to the veranda. 'We'll admire the moon." "No, you don't! 1 ' Paul said, behind them. "Give her back, sir!" * s * |T was silly, maybe. But it was fun. When Paul left her for a moment to get her something to :at, a red-haired young person sidled up and suggested, "Run away with me? This is my eve- ling for running away." "I'd love to," she laughed. "But I'm chained. Besides, we ? d -look so odd. Two brick tops." . . "We'd .look beautiful.' together!" he said. if lf you won't run away, at least dance with me. That'll ifl S0mething to "What did she do, run away with someone else?" '^You're a mind reader." Paul rescued her, two minutes later. "Madge «hd Mary want to go to the Tortilla." Martha realized, with amazs- ment, that it was nearly l o'clock. Where did the time go? We just came! ' She held but her hand. "My hankie; please!" In lieu of an evening bag, she had wrapped her compact and comb and the gilt tube of lipstick in a wisp of chiffon, which Paul had obligingly stowed away in a pocket. "I must look a fright. I haven't repaired my complexion all evening" "Three freckles," Paul admitted, have worked loose." She darted under the looped velvet into the powder room Mary and Madge were already there. A maid was on her knees beside Mrs. Grace, taking a firmer stitch in the draped girdle around her waist. "That fool, my husband, has a clutch like a gorilla!" Madge was touching up her mouth. "Hello, Martha. My, you certainly mowed down the .stag line tonight!" "Thanks. I think it was a conspiracy. Be kind to working girls night." "With those eyes/' said Mary Grace, calmly, "you need never worry." "Eyes my foot! It's the girlish lithesome grace." Madge tittered! ' I ve gamed two pounds and it's keeping me up nights." "There's an exercise for that. iou turn your head slowly from side to side when they bring up the whipped cream, darling 1 ' =:= * * HPHE Club Tortilla, at 2 in the morning, with Ricardo and Regma whirling in a rliumba, was hard to leave. That's how it happened 'that dawn was definitely streaking the sky when Paul left Martha at her door. "It's been wonderful Paul!" "You'd better sleep all day' tomorrow." But she had scarcely tumbled into bed— hardly closed her eyes —when the long, imperious ring of the phone woke her. At first, she resisted it. She was so satisfyingly exhausted! But it kept on and on, and she got up at last. "Hello? Hello?" Her very voice "was sleepy. "Hello, Martha?" She came awake with a start. It was Bill! "Martha, where were you last night? I tried to get you until after midnight. I .kept calling, and the phone didn't answer!" (To Be Continued) BRUCE CATTON IN WASHINGTON ^•-^ &&: -W:f^-^W MOTHERS GET CTS. ,, 4 . „ . . . ... ..... " -° — -.-'"•' "-'• "•:.: v s ';.: ,--, Bv j. l{. Williams ()l , K HOAKIIING iifUISK ' ' with Ma ajor ,; EGAO,;WJ66S,SJRELY I WAS SORM 7O* Alt I'VE I MOT o\'LY CAM WEAR VT I DteEP-TOr'EO CLOSELV DUR5M6 T^S ME ^NiO G^B IP VOU Ci^M ( DETECT TMB LOW fAOftNJ OP TUS AMD T4e RU9TLt OP ,* FOREST/ t)5TECTeO '7C> DAT LOW MOAN OP THH WALRUS, ME HS ., rAOURNHMG AMD MSD A FOR. Ti-*£ -FAT > HCAWEb CARP/ IJY BKUCK CATTON Cqurifir News Washington •.Correspondent WASHINGTON. — That Eaton plant strike at Saginaw. Mich., packing a lot more of the dynamite 1 of significance than any lo- i';tl cii.-tKr^iiK'c .shonki. lias cx- nlodr:! do\vn in Washington. Finsl. it iias put Congms-.s in H frame of mind to apply .sieni roj.iressivc men;-: res to labor in defense- in- dusrr;>K. Second, it niny wreck a '>ic O'.pfmiw-i lubor pla'n io .srrk -parf.nfr },i| } " .s-fjun? with capital is n-,;!natroinr>nt. o!' fho national prc- ;HrrcJneso program. Thr novr rarnou.s Hcnther rrpoiH -.11 rsinf- icijr ant.o fartory r3ri!itji--r ; o mflkr jiirnlpiiFs was 'om. l.hc fir;;!, st.rp in Usi.s prnyra-u hy whi-}| iabo'r loaders hope to establish inbor's right, to .sit in a.s a partner \\\ liandlinr, of national defense. Soon t.o bfr announced is the second plan, a report now being perfected by officers of the C. I. O. St.fpl Workers Organising committee giving labor's ideas "en how, steel production cnn be increased. I A. F. OF 1,. HAS A PLAN, TOO This report i.s unrlnrstcod to Jind approximately one-lhird o! Uic nation's total .sieel capacity is cither- not being (,•<*•(] at all or i.s fcciny used far less effectively than it might be. It .sets forth along Uic lines of the Reuther report to suggest way:, in which existing facHi- ilcs could be made lo yield much higher production. In oppo.sit.ion to this labor piun. of coursr. monufactnrero say many cf idle [aeilities for .steel' prodifcrion are now rr«|rd by man-j j,»f>me«t. a.--= obsolete and v.'npronl-j pblc to operate. a-< !hey arc "hand"; cpcrutcd in comprtiMon wfUi "an'-! tomaUc" machine operated mills p; in general use. , Third proposal in the labor plan [ will come from the A. F. of L. iria- chiriists. who are co-o'i>crdting in a ..stt.'dy l)y the American Association of Railroads of imiisctl railwav mn- rliinr shops. 'This fo not on all fours with rno other two studies., sinr.r it is primarily ,1 management | job. Labor, however, is playing an • important parl. ', 'ihesc developments — and there] will be more like them before the ; winter is over—are very much in | line with Defense Commissioner; Sidney Hillman's conviction that labor has an equal responsibility \vilh capital and management, for |)roper functioninc of the defense program. He is fond of pointing to (he .silvation in Groat Britain.: where the labor representatives in' the Churchill cabinet have brought labor's role more and more to the" front. Hilimari, himself an expert on management, believes labor is amply fitted to share in the solution of all production problems REUTHER PLAN N T O DEAD DUCK A sample of the sort of duty- sharing he has in mind is furnished by the Shipbuilding Stabilization Committee—a body set up under thr Defense' Commission to smooth out employment kinks in the shipbuilding industry. On this committee labor and capital together are sitting in \vif.h the Maritime Commission and the navy. Meanwhile, the Reuthcr plan itself lias been getting: in'ich mo»-r serious attention from top Defense Commissioners than early report.--; indicated. An "inspired' story saying that the commission was sorry but that Uie scheme just didn't. hold water was -planted a couple .nf weeks ago by a jnst-below-top- member of the commission. but when reporters inquired around they couldn't find anyone who would father the story. Meanwhile. Kniidsen's experts weint to work to make a thorough analysis of the' plan,, and- a little later ifc was announced that Kmids'en would go over the whole thing with Beiithcr and with Phil Murray. C. I. 0. head, in' a personal conference. Telescope Camera Used To Trap Moonshiners MEMPHIS, TeniT. (UP)—Moon- shiners in' Kentucky and Tennessee hare {o yearning to be stars of mc-ticn pictures, especially those taken by agents of the alcoho] tax unit. A.s if rop?al of the 18th amendment weic-not e'n'ough. moonshin- ers have another big worry. Tiir "revcnoO-ers" are employing motion picture cameras with tellinc effect in building their cases against. %vildcat whiskey distillers. Qsing a telescopic lens, agents hide near an illicit still while if- is operating and shoot motion pictures. At a signal other agents ccnduct a raid. The pictures arc ; :rserved for evidence when the. r fend ants are brought, to trial./ HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyd* Lewis career woman!'

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