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PAGE FOUR BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1941 THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NBW3 CO H.-W."HAINES, publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor j, THOMAS PHILLIPS. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative; Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _________________ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Bivthevilie. Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 9.1917. Served by the United Pres» ~~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville. 15c per week or 65c per month. By'niail, within a radius of 50 miles, S3.00.per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three _ months, by mail In postal zones two to six $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, per year, payable in advance. Inclusive, $10.00 vilians quickly and without interrupting; military movements. What special defense problems would occur in each community in case of'war, in addition to those problems thai would be common to all. Since the country has decided almost unanimously on defense as the best insurance against possible war, it us no longer sensible to ignore this phase of defense, which events in Europe have shown to be .scarcely less important than purely military activity. Local'."Civil Protection Part Of Defense The dramatic side of the defense program is the race against time in the airplane factories, the shipyards, the training camps. But there is another side which we dare not neglect. It is not dramatic; it is not fashionable to mention it; it opens one to the charge of hysteria. Nevertheless— An important part of the all-out defense on which we now depend to keep war away from the United States is civilian protection and local precautions against aerial bombardment, sabotage of water works, bridges, tunnels, power stations, airports, railroad yards, and other nerve centers of urban life. The American Society of Civil Engineers has had. a committee working . : on the.se things since last October. It works with the War Department's -.'•Technological Civil Protection Committee and with other societies and agcn- : cies to make plans for civilian defense. , If there should be a sudden war, it is too late to improvise such plans, and ;. the .events in-Europe are convincing proof that civilian defense is a most .-:• important factor. This does not mean that we must immediately .begin building dugouts and practising blackouts. There is nothing 'about'the study of these things that suggests hysteria ' or war-mongering. We have been taught, bitterly,'in the past two years, that war can happen 1 • to any country, and woe to him who * is not ready. These civilian defense plans are and :" must be local, for every community presents its own special problem.-The ^ War Dopar.'rm'ut and the various engine ri:;g rrgarn^ah'ons are urging that ' oca). :i ; awl state rommittees begin - imnvcha^ s-.udy of questions like this: ; \\btrl5KT deep or shallow air-raid shelters best fit the iccal picture, and where they could' be built in emergencies. AVhether adequate .supplies of piling and other timber are available for quick repair to clocks and wharves in easy of bombing- or sa hot age. \\ hat could be do*ie to supply emergency cleciric current if the regular source were interrupted. * Whai emergency sources of water supply could be called on in emergency. \Yhat bridges and public works would- require protection. ;md how to protect (hem. (New York has already closed all openings and covered all an- chorajrey of bridges, increased patrols. and supplied floodlights.) What could be dime to evacuate ci- OUTOl'HWAY Have We Forgotten Finland? It is not so long ago—just a year, in j'nct—that- the world was applauding Finland's courageous stand against Russian invasion. Here was .the little country, unoffending, making a brave s.aiui against unprovoked aggression. Here \\~as the only country that paid its war debts to Uncle Sam. Here were free men and women, (•hears! Rut now the Finnish-Russian war is-all over, and the Finns light only against hunger, and cold, and disease. They are only rebuilding now, not lighting. That, is not dramatic. Courage is soon forgotten. The Finns want lard, and margarine, and wheat, oil cake and cotton, all surplus commodities in the U n i t e cl States. They have a port, Petsamo; they have British navicerts for transport. But they have little money. If we are in earnest about wanting to help those who light totalitarianism, one good place to begin .would be to help the Finns. ' It's a Two- Way Route There is every reason to take satisfaction in the fact that American- built bombers are now flying regularly on delivery from Newfoundland to Britain in *time that breaks the world's record for transatlantic crossing. Every reason for satisfaction but one— What flies east can fly west.' The fact that American, bombers now fly from North America to Europe between breakfast and tea-time means that European bombers can also fly to North America; between breakfast and tea-time. Which means that there must be more than tea waiting for them if any should decide to trv it. SO THEY SAY Not since the day of t.hc Civil War has a President faced 'mere anxious or more cnticol ciay.s than has our own chieC executive.—Archbishop John J. CantweU of Lor, Angles. *• * • The (ioiibUx mui misgivings of our citizens arc ii* diingcrcu.s to American democracy today as the sKbimrines, airplanes, and bombs of He>*r Hitlpiv—Dr. M. R. Trnbue of Pennsylvania State College. t- • + t 'Ihr dictators will fimir unrl fulminate, but. Miry will not risk declaring war on us unless they have' conquered Cire«t Brmnn,-William U. BuiiiU. former ambuwaclor lo France. + * .T The only birthday wish I h;r;r is.' thai be ton: birthday rolls around, \vr sh;ill have cr in t,ho world.—Carrie Chnpmnn Catt on r &2uu birthday. * * * If men \vtrr angels, planned mmomy would i(!Pji| Dr. Ruth Alexander. N. V. pronomiM. 'COPR. 1X1 BY NEA SERVICE, INC." T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. SERIAL StORY CONSCRIPTS WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT, t94V NEA SERVICE, 4NC YESTEKDAA'j Martha «oe« to the Country Club vucty with JL'aul, Hjurnd* u tfny, whlrlwiuil evening ivitfa Paul'* friend*. After the dance, they jfo to u. ulglit «Iub mid it IM duwu \\hvu Mariha reaches home. The ttloyUone jmaktii* her. It U Bill, calliuff from cumi). lie lt;i* be«i trjiui? lu her all MAKTHA TELLS A LIJE A s . 'Then mix in two eggs and one cup of Hour aad allow it lo cook over a slow lire." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson <bO THROU&H L.IR& WITHOUT A DRIN1K. OF . CHAPTER XIV S her husband's voice went on in her ear, Martha Marshall sat down groggily on the chair by the phone table. "Where were you last night?" he was asking again. She looked at the little electric clock which had come from the store where Bill used to work. It was 9:30! ' Nine-thirty on Sunday morning, and BUI was asking her what kept her out last night. "Where were you?" he shoutecl again. "Martha, are you there?" "I'm here." Never afterward could she explain the impulse which made her take a deep breath and say, quickly, "Why, Bill, I—1 was out with the girls last night. You know, I—I joined their bowling club." "Bowling!" he repeated. "Bowling until after midnight? You must be a. glutton for punishment!" She hated herself. "I'm sorry I -missed your call," she said meekly. "Was it—was it something important? Did you leave?" "Important? Sure it was important! I wanted to talk to you. Most of the guys, go into town on Saturday nights and have themselves a time. And me, I'm stuck out here, thinking of you." * * * •CHE had been dancing at the country club—going from one man's arms to another's—laughr ing, enjoying herself—while Bil moped in an Army camp. "Oh, I'm so sorry I wasn't here!" "Well, you can't stay home every night," he said. "As far as .leave is concerned, I've got a fat chance! With only a year to train us,, the brass hats aren't handing cut any leaves to speak of." She had hoped that he might come home for a few days. But they weren't to have even that. "I wish you'd come up here to ask Paul for his car again," she said at last. "Besides, he said he wouldn't lend it to me." "Said he wouldn't lend it to you?" Bill was incredulous. "What got into him? Did you smash a fender going home?" , "No. He thought it was too-long a drive for me. I was late next morning." "Why don't you ask him to drive you down, then?* It's not too far for him, I hope! I'd like to see the old prune, anyway." "All right," she said slowly, "I'll ask him." "That's swell. I'll be seeing you next Sunday." "Yes." Bill asked, "Want to take a look around the camp, Paul?" "Not especially," was the honest reply. "Give me a bird's-eye view of what they've been doing to. you, and let's get out of here. I suppose you'd appreciate a decent meal? I'll even pay for it." * * * r PHE drive into town from camp, •*- with Paul behind the wheel and Bill squeezed into the space next to the door, was different from the other time she'd spent with Bill. Now Paul was asking questions about the training. Bill explained, "The brass hats figure they can't give the con- scriptees any fancy training. You ished it for him, "I love you, dar- Hng.'i . ._ _ - , i i* iw l -"**^»*-'WMM|.4 1 / *.t_*i.A^.jr W4U.11*11J,5» -4.WVA "In case. I forgot to mention can - t make anti-aircraft gunners. it—" he began, softly. Martha anti _i ank gunners, tank corpsmen, knew what was coming. She fin- | even ^vse W ranglers for me cav _ airy, in a year. So we're the infantry, boy. The good oldjnfan- ^ t -,r, 1.1, «. * t j u i tl> >'' the ri S ht arm o£ the'army. CHE sat there, after she had hung Wre the kindergarten class in ^ up, wishing bitterly that she soldiering. hadn't lied to BUI. He wouldn't " "They're teaching us a lot of lave minded her going to a dance tougn exercises to harden us up. with Paul. There'd been no need Then xve march, learn how to care 3 He. for the rifles, and the right way .Their silly little joke, hers and to hit a rau d puddle. Then there's Bill's, was like, a reproach to her. drills, the manual of arms—oh, In'case I forgot to mention it—"h 0 t s O f higher learning. We're was a phrase that always brought getting battalion training pretty back the time Bill carried her \ soon That's harder. Camouflage, over the threshold into their ne*w scou ting, patrol— Am I boring home. He had glimpsed the red vou jyir. Elliott?" » 11 »*. i. • i ii_i«_l*' * leather chair which he had in- "No, indeed, Mr. Marshall," It was a gay Sunday. After a huge dinner in a. good.restaurant, they explored the town. It was full of soldiers. About 5 o'clock - again," Bill next week? 'could?" "'She. hesitated. said. "How about Do you think you Much as . she •wanted to go, it had been a grueling drive. And she'd been late the following morning. "I—I hate sisted on buying in defiance of g r j nn ed Paul. "But I think Marall the laws of good interior dec- t na » s yawning." oration, and he had dropped her unceremoniously. "The chair! See, it does fit iu. see?" Martha had managed to keep herself from falling by grabbing ] they "f ou ' n d a cheerful little joint his shoulders. "You. dumb oaf! w here Bill and Paul drank cold Is _this ( the. way you carry in your beei . f ancl w here a juke box bride?" ground out dance music. Martha Bill had grinned, sheepishly, danced with Bill, and then with "In case I forgot to mention it, Paul> an d then with a couple I love you, darling. But you've O f soldiers who had somehow got to admit, that's a wonderful cras h e d the party. "We're lone- chair. It adds distinction and class to the whole room!" She went back to bed. But not Lo sleep. Why had she lied to Bill? Why? * * * TDAUL was delighted when she asked him to drive her to the camp. She had known he would be. "Now you won't have to leave on Saturday, to make it." he said. "Sunday morning at about 7 will put us there plenty early." They reached camp soon after 10, and again Bill was waiting. He shook hands with Paul and said pityingly, '''You look pale, fellow." "It's the night life," Paul retorted. Martha prayed h,e wouldn't refer to last. Saturday 1 ,night. "He means night work,"" she put in hastily. "The plant's about 3000 orders behind." some," they explained. "We're very lonesome." BUI vetoed a movie. "That's all we do nights, see movies. I bet I've seen every one they're running in town." Yes, a gay and jolly visit. And yet, saying goodby to Bill, Martha couldn't help the little feeling that something had been missing from their hours together. Some tenderness, some intimate oneness; a joy in being together that had been theirs that other Sun- Bill whispered, against her hair, as he held her close in a last farewell, "I enjoyed seeing Paul, honey. But next time, try to make it by yourself. .After all. darling, two's company^—especially .when it's a darned long 'time-between f| Sundays!" (To Be Continued) ANSWER: When Hanson Gregory, New England sea captam,.w3S a boy, he noticed the center of his mother's cakes were doughy, and suggested the center be cut out before cooking. NEXT: Do large brains Indicate a brilliant mind? hat, a mannish, blouse and flat- ' heeled shoes with them. PERFUME SWELL- OUT OF THE OFFICE Perfume. But he doesn't like it in the office. A FRSH LOOK. But he doesn't much go or a scrubbed, slimy look anyone over 18. On adult, he prefers suave grooming bo little girl effects. A GOOD LISTENER. But he hates being suxrro straight in the cyr for mi "aour while hp talks. Vv r hn,n he- finishes his monologue, he likes vsn intelligent comment better than, a vapid "uh-ruih" or ••really" or "my- you're wor.drr- fuir ' A GOOD DANCER. But hr hate: 'You-Know What Men Hate; 1 Whv Not Try Avoiding U? tributes a salty running account to the volume. down with the landlubbers and write his reminiscences. He has a : American- fishing'dates back to i plenty-coal passer in a freighter, . . . „' • . , . „ t-.u'n »:htnt!UTPr.Vrj; riln<; ', early colonial days." says Mr. Connolly, "though not as an iiudustry except in the port of Gloucester. The explorer Champlain sailed into Gloucester harbor in 1606, . stayed there, several weeks, and cairie back to France with great stories of the abundance of fish to be caught off Gloucester harbor and the reeky coast to the eastward." Locking at Mr. Church's 260 re- ma.rkahle pictures, you, can almost two shipwrecks, runs around Cape Horn to San Francisco in the days || when "men of sail" meant life like Moby Dick's aboard a windjammer. This is u good book to sit down to these winter evenings when you'd like to go out. but can't. Skipper Smale will take care of that.' Draftees are having the novel nwept recotd from the early early "pinkeys" down lo the niodern Diesels, the drnggers ancl deep sea A Los A.neele.s doctor says ; vr j PV ALICIA HAKT NEA Service St;itT Writer By this time wr know p-rttv well"'! ! like to rec us wear. ,1 Tiie average man of ta.-.t.c likes: LIPSTICK. But hr ciorsn't lifcr _ whnl mm hatr--erookr<l Mrickmg | to sec us spen:! much time putting j'.^.^. rum:;, badly littrr.1 clothes, .stmik-l'i. on rit, ine table nftcr eat-Hi^- ( JEWELRY. od makeup, anl so'on. JThis is a job we have to do q;iickly ;<.:1HEK\VISK Let's begin Muartlv by reminding | and as inconspicuously as'possible. oursplvps of ihr kind of crooniing ! TAILORED SUITS. But h< Miry Uk<\ i he type of clothes they ' tlocsnt, want as (o v.rnr a srvrrt being made In feel conspicuous j| SC oilopers. Ever sec >m "bailing ,.i the aanrp r. >r by fancy si^p-j a jib haul?"' Well. Mr. Church v; V. ••r much rowing of ?y«; or n Kreat | snovv vou , anc } \vhat yen cicn't un<M| of .shoi'ldPv pat-Mng. demand Mr. ConnoUy IcD.s yon. :?WOO f n-l. WHITE HANDS. Aiiotlicr rousing god ;.en book j though from somewhat a different ' tack is Capt. Rudolph .S'mal^o ""Hirrc Go t.hc Snips" "'Caston Printers: $4>. ; At 16. Rudolph Smnlr rr-l n;n t" sra. It .seems Ilia I- he scarcely rvrr AND orimr: biick until a few yuars ago. I all ore half lazy. \Vc .say he hasn't .said the half of it. HATS SHINY HAIR. You don't iv.ivc fo do your iinir up in the blest, ccifrurr ."tylr to pi en .so him. hn:, .vou do htiv:- in kprp it cie^.n ;uu! Report of an tiling movie actor urtting better reminds- us that S-herc'G always room for bettor actors. T::-!;an. authorities insist the sit* •:.i- behind thfir line.'? in Al- i-.pm;i i'i .surisfaclory. It's okay with ;hr u^rks i:i "ro::t of iheU 1 Ihv-. By ,1. H, Williams ()[\\\ BOARDING MOUSK vvilh Major Hoop!? BORNJ 'THIRTY V&AR,S TOO SOosJ like PR. EC; But. hr riorr>n't .r :-:;<f braiTlrl.-. :i pin. mr-ruiKS. i nns:." :>'»d ;i rl'p \voni ,ni thr sauu* i limn, in C'hrisiinc-^ ir?r niR^nfr. i FT,A'TTKKTMG HATS. They ninj br plain, jrsl, plain Kool'y or poinr- •.vhf-rr bnt.wern UTP two. but they must br brromine. lie decided finally to settle "eaa Courier HOLD EVERYTHING By CIyd« Lewis HIGI-i LIGHTS FROM LATLST BOOKS American Sailing JUST GCH5 To «5HO\V < 6 GET/ UP, YOUR. MUSIC JUST LEFT FORTBcr I DO NOT V16M TO SUPPRlZE 5OO^ &=> I A600T TELLS tv\E DtR M^JOR. ^SST^E' OLD £HETP\R> UP A GTRi^G -4%&\ PICKED UP QUARTET UNO DOT I SUOULO\AN\D D\DN! 1 T HMEM D06HOU6& BcHlND ALL/ I HAVE NJOTTIM6 TO DO \^rm IT BUT FOR. (SAKE > OE MC06SC/ LUCKV MOTTO i BE m jU MRS. UOOPLE OUR ERROR hns. in fad—but riOi too far for Albert Cool: Church when he get? the Tor ;\ new book. Anc! Mr. Chrrcli ha-; ^ new book—-one of thr mo ; T yvapnic aii^l fibre 1 bing. iaiiy. (j-' inr y'yr--."Afrtrricaii t- i' lir; n^n" • \V IT you retr.finbpr Mr "Whale Ships ?n<:. hnvp sow^ iri^n of hi,» ititrrpsi in Mr. Ch\;rrh j in Mow Braford '"Tlinr She | ;g marine: tor most. (t| fjo years. Thr j nil :.- tn " Vrl ion. hr s*>rms lo luvvp vuit into "AuK"iii:;<n i''ish r nurn." Jauirs 13. Coniioliy. \viic fiops for the .' ; cn in V0 v -'l • v,v,'.' Mr. Ci ;-:;-c'|-i (.'Of-; 'Ul i wviti.cn "The Port ol Gloucester," cou- was sure I saW Private Flookcy sncalv iu. lierc."

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