The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 22, 1941 · Page 4
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FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK;) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1941 THE BLYTHEVILLE COUKI12R NEW8 THl COURIER NKW3 OO. ,- H. W. HAJWES, publisher SAMUEL F.' NORBIS, Editor • '. J.'THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager ' . Sole National Advertising Representative* Wallace* Witnier ..Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta^ Memphis. - -Entered as second class matter at the post- office-at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Contress, October 9, 19H. Served by the United Pre» ___ SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of BlytheriUe, 15c P«* week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 milee, $3.00 P« year, $1.50 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, liu-w per year, payable in advance. ' Selling Arkansas To The Tourist- The day has long gone when the automobile* of a tourist is the object of curiosity to natives of other sections. Nowadays, the native .is interested more in the tourist's purse and how much of its contents will be spent in the various communities in which " the motor -traveler might happen to : ,, pause. A small news item on an inside . page of the Arkansas Gazette yesterday contained some .very interesting •" information, , particularly to people m Blytheville and other towns located on major highways where a share ot ? the tourist business is enjoyed. We refer ~ to a report of M. C. Blackman, state .publicity director, who revealed that of the number of persons -who wrote to the state publicity commission for in; formation about Arkansas last summer, 37 per cent, visited the state. ; The report further reveals that 79 ' per cent of the remaining 63 per cent wno requested information but did not visit'Arkansas, said they will be here next summer and requested more literature. Each visitor "brought an average of 0.5 persons. They stayed 9.3 • clays, spending an estimated $5 to S10 >. per day, per car, according to figures "of the American Automobile Association. - ; . The high percentage of persons who responded to the state's advertising efforts 'is "\Yorth noting. Thirty seven per cent. That is pretty fair results, especially /when you consider the rather unpleasant fact that the average person living a few hundred miles away who has never visited Arkansas regards it as a remote wilderness inhabited by hillbillies and raxprback hogs. v. The results of this advertising 'campaign are such that we would like to t urge every person who comes in contact with a tourist (and there are many right here in Blytheville) to become, "advertising conscious." W.e can follow up tins preliminary Advertising by personal efforts toward making tourists who stop in this section i'cel that they have indeed come to a charming,state. Such an altitude on the part of the traveler is partially a state of mind. If he comes in contact with friendly, -hospitable people he is not 'likely to soon forget it. Good manners help any business and there are hundreds of ways in which \ve Arka»sans can put forth a little extra eflorl to sell tourists on Arkansas. TheU. S. War That Was NolA War Many people are disturbed , today by the fact that the present position of the United States in relation.to'the war in Europe is neither traditional neutrality nor war. It is described as ''non-belligerency," '"armed neutrality," "not-war" and other phrases, and we think of it as something utterly strange and without precedent. That is because we incline to think of today's situation in terms of the World War. If we would go back again a little farther in Amerk«ui history, we could recall that there was a 'period (1798-1800) when the United States did not know whether or not it was at war. War _*was never formally declared, but it had a lot of similarity to war when the new American frig*ate, Constellation, was savagely lighting -and capturing the French -ship' of-war LMnsurgente off the island of • Nevis in the West Indies. | Historians usually refer to this as I "The Quasi-War With France." .me Latin term means ''just about, but not quite" a war. it is interesting lo reflect that President Roosevelt is especially weil informed on this period of American history, and was instrumental a few years ago in having published an absorbing collection of papers relating To it. Here is how the United States once fought in what was almost like,* but never formally, a war: Relations with France had been unsatisfactory, and President Adams called borne American diplomats who had been pushed around and very badly treated in France. "I will never send another minister to France/' he said, "without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the representative of a free, powerful and independent nation." French naval ships seized American vessels carrying supplies to England, which was at war with France. American indignation mounted, and a frantic preparedness campaign was launched. Three frigates and 30 smaller vessels were built, and ordered to protect American commerce, even "it' that implied lighting with French ships. An army was hastily improvised, and Washington was recalled from retirement to command it, in a little more than two years, 84 French ships were captured, mostly privateers, in sea fights to protect American commerce. Yet neither country formally declared war on'the other. In 1800 a treaty .accepted by both nations put an end to the controversy. Was it a war? Historians, have not yet decided. .Mas lYesideni Roosevelt's careful study ol'.lhjs period convinced -him that .There would be nothing new, nothing without precedent, in a decision (o project American ships sailing to,a belligerent country? It was (lone in 171)9. and done without formal war .resulting. Could it be done againV And is the possibility now revolving in th e mind of the President? SIDE GLANCES COPR.-W1 6V NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. 1! our civilii:aiicn i.s to be saved, the religious' faith of America's young manhood must be prc- fnTprl.-Ccninntt.ee on Anv.y and Navy ciiap- SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPTS WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT. NEA SERVICE. INC. 'For his birthday, let's get baby a good strong bank so we can't break inlo it." By William Ferguson IF AVERAGED -2.O /SAIL.ES PER: OALLON, VOU COULD /NAAKH YJ&S'i'EK DA.Y: jrfarthm lien to JJill jibout llie party, »uy« vile wa« IiovvJiuK- lit \YMiitw k«r to ooiue to cuuii>. 1'uui drivt'M b«r :uiil while tUvy have an enjoyable day, Murthu rc-Mllxe* tUut " three'* a crowd." * * * SUZANNE TIIEEATENS CHAPTER XV CHINKING over' that vaguely unsatisfactory visit, Martha Marshall decided that Irom now on she would lake the train to camp. She would engage a room in the little hotel in town every week-end, and spend Saturday nights and Sundays with Bill. j That would cost a great" deal. ! Wrinkling her brow over the ! problem, she came to the conclu- j sion that' the only way to swing it was to give up the apartment. "I don't need a whole three- room apartment to myself anyway. It's just a lot of cleaning, light bills, phone bills, and grief," She. would lind a room, live the way she had lived before she married'Bill. The only problem was Butch. She hated the thought of boarding him out in the country, yet that was the only solution. The night she drove him out to the farm, she felt like a traitor. Butch regarded her with solt, mournful eyes. For all her admonishing to "be a good dog," Butch howled dismally when the man put him in the back yard runway. He ^thrust his nose through the wire "fencing and continued to waiKas Martha walked to the car. pACKING the furniture for storage was a wrench, too. A burly packer arrived, and he stuck things expertly into barrels; put the mattress into an enormous carton; sheeted the so£a and chairs. He had no patience for the way she dawdled over the little things. The clock from Bill's jewelry store; the pictures he had selected; the lamp that had been a wedding present. Once she retired into a closet to cry. The man grunted. "Women!" The room she found, at the other end "of town, was close to Air Transport. The landlady was a comfortably stout matron who assured her there was "continuous hot water and a refined atmosphere." But she was puzzled by the fact that Mrs. Marshall wore a wedding ring and had no husband. to mean positively no visitors, fex-1 than before. Her heart missed a cept in the downstairs parlor. The I beat. It flashed through her mind parlor has a complete gallery of that she had lied to Bill about tho Mrs. Larkin's entire family, in- very country club dance which eluding her deceased husband. He most infuriated Suzanne, had handlebar mustaches." "Suzanne, you wouldn't do a "Cheerful," said Paul. "What- cheap trick like that 1 . You can't ever gave you this crazy notion?" do it! To go out of your way to "Train fare to camp, and hotel repeat false gossip—to upset Bill tariff for week-ends," she. an- * 01 ' no reason- swered. "On what Air Transport "For a very good reason," said pays me, it takes close figuring." Suzanne, coldly. She turned sud- "I see." I "Think it over, Martha. I mean it." Then she was walking CHE had been 'living in Mrs. rapidly away, her slim back very ^ Larkin's house nearly a week, straight. and had finally mastered the trick of sleeping between the lumps in the ancient 'bed, the day she met JN her room at Mrs. Larkin's, Martha threw herself on the Suzanne Decker as she walked bed and wondered bitterly how she could stop Suzanne from going home. Suzanne was exquisite, as al- to camp and pouring garbled gos- /ays. She wore a violet velvet sip into Bill's ears. It would be turban, and a slim coat with a such a sickening blow to Bill! He faint violet cast. There was a had never dreamed there was lovely cascading collar of blue anything between his wife and his fox, into which her chin was J best friend. buried against the wind. And there wasn't, Martha "Going to pass me by?" Martha thought, tossing restlessly. There greeted her. "It's been months wasn't a tiling—except that'Paul since I've seen you!" did love her. But his love was his Suzanne stopped, her eyes sud- own business. He kept it under denly guarded. "Hello." control, never once had he tried "That's a stunning outfit, Sue," to tell her, or kiss her, or in any. Martha said. "You make me feel way at all depart .from the self- like going straight home and assumed role of brotherly corn- dropping this thing I'm wearing panion. COPR. 1941 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. TV' JOW CAM A BASEBALL. .TEAM WIM A, C3/VAAE IN'WHICH IT DOES NO''Q tha. "He's in the Army," said Mar- I HUMAN BRAIN OKI REeCCRC? BEL.ONC3ED TO AN] right into the ash can." In her' tone, there was no indication that she remembered the painful scene between them, there in the old apartment. Eut Suzanne was remembering. Her eyes were still guarded, and she watched Martha narrowly as she said, "I played bridge with Madge Willis. She told me about the country club dance." Martha stiffened. "It was lovely. Why didn't you come?" "Because Paul didn't ask me," Suzanne said bluntly. "He had other fish to fry. Look here, you weren't fooling Madge any, or Mary Grace, either. They know what's been going on. ACter you told me you wouldn't sec Paul any more! You were so naive, so innocently surprised when I put it up to you . . . Oh, you just couldn't believe Paul was in love with yo.u, and you never encouraged him! But you're still .running around with himF 1 In sick dismay, Martha realized that the same, uncontrollable excitement was shaking Suzanne again. People were looking back, in the winter twilight. Suzanne rushed on, "There's one thing you forgot! I said someone might tell Bill. Suppose I drive up to camp myselt—you took Paul with you, I notice, when you She knew, lying there, that if any of this had come up while Bill was at home, he would have roared with laughter. He wouldn't have believed a word of it. But while he was away, while he scarcely ever saw her and had nothing but letters and brief visits to depend on, it was all too likely that any malicious word might sow the seed of suspicion. Night after night, he was confined to the camp. Knowing that Martha was free to do as she pleased — knowing that Paul saw her every day at the office . . . .C..; I "What can I to stop Su- Martha told. Paul in the office, "The refined atmosphere appears went—" The sidewalk under Martha's feet seemed suddenly less solid zanne? What can I do?" Suddenly she sat bolt upright. 'Paul could stop her! I'll tell Paul first thing in the morning!" She felt better, having reached Lhat decision. She was brushing her hair lor bed, the heavy load of dread somewhat lighter now, when someone banged on her door. "What is it?" "Mrs. Marshall?" That was her landlady's voice. "A telegram just came for -you." Martha threw the door open. Had something happened to Bill? Tho wire was not from Bill. It was from Eugene, her'brother-in- law. And it said, "HELEN IN HOSPITAL CRITICALLY -ILL. CAN YOU COME RIGHT AWAY?" (To Be Continued) 1 who is .safely ifrom his wife's j lived. The result, is you discover a j styles will approximate . those _ of point of view; in love. trreat deal you never knew about'ancient Mesopotamia, Imperial MAKING UKK THINK t.he influence of history on art. : Rome and the Romanesque period AN EVENING PERFECT Athens, for instance, during the: of Europe. Between 1934 and 1940, If he really wants his wife - to , last clays of Pericles, • was the most [most of the buildings constructed foci he is a bargain, a little a tt en - i democratic city in the world, cites Jin Germany and Italy evidence this lion when they are out together i-Professor Stite.s:. "Religious, po-j style." i in -public goes twice-as fjir as any j litical. and esthetic discussion; • thought fulness he might, show S reached a degree 'of freedom never when |Mey ;u'C alone. i before known and from this spirit If he wants to make her beam lot' free inquiry rose the great art 1 with pride, he should occasional-; ol the Periclean age." j-ly say scmctluns thai shows her j So much for the advaucemerit 1'riciid^ IIP ndmiros VUH! respects i of art under the democracies. Pro- Tl\c average American family spent $1236 last year .on retail pur- chases—uo part of it goin? gas masks. [or ANSWER: Runs scored as a result of errors and walk's arc classed as "unearned/ 1 but they count just the same. , NEXT: How to catch game poachers. Husbands: Those 'A.re Valuable Tips On Marital Diplomacy her pisrrni.s. or sonic other member of her family who is clo.se to her. | Tf iic \vrrnts her In think an eve- i ning is perfect, hr should I el I hci' jut inas(. on re tfu>t she is (lie prct- ;.t.iRsi, woman in tJu- crowd. • TO WAR US FttWtfK IIAW'-WAV 1 -UNHAPPY WIVttS i Jf lie dor;>n'{ vvaiu her to po into in sulk because hr lias paid wttrn- fesso: Stitc.s traces it under all fcrrns. through all age.s. from the crudest- figure of Uic hirntmg age The fuinre i.s much too short to spend worrying about the past. . J ,: t -j< r flrmers -sny low-flying planes down to the aru of the 20th cen- i have caused California hens to lay tury, some of which, ironically, .seems just, as crude. There are ROU pages, more than 1000 illustrations in lhii> .book—piiilil in frill color including "The Ma'donna of Chancellor Rcllin." attributed to Jan ', or .Hubert, Van Eyck. .Ho'2. and bv Rcni- lower ogg.s. A .stand-up -strike. s urn obstinate little v.'on'U work i.mle.ss you do. » <r •• riCiOs Jinny of doctors avy ^ a war we're nil in f:.ivor :iur ; ! flu! you goint; so do y'll c!;v ISV KUTH Every inan should knew that; . If he -doesn't 'want a jeulsus j If he wants to keep his wife con-;-wife he should never even hint j tented with being a homemaker he 1 that any woman who works in his j should tdl hci\ often how remark- office or that lie seas rUiriii!,' bnsi-; ably well she handles a difficult' nc:-s .hours is "darned aUrt' job, instead of sayini; innocently in the morning av ho uulps hr.-, Ja.st. swallow of coffer. "What arc i l:nowl'-'clj:e of !he con Get thin and -when .lie does praise (hr. at- j C ; Q >f another woman to t.iou "to a eood looking girl at a, "Supper at Emnmu.s party, he should brai her IrO (hr. < brandt. 1648. ' ofTcr.sivp hy racing her irood-nai-1 Professor Stitcs. incidentally, saes? There i.s a U»rycr ih:ui ureclly -about the man who has | lit.Ue hope for art under the die-: supply oT both apples and .pc^r.s been jiivint; l^er n rush all eve- talors. "If the world as a whole j this winter for the people of the nmg. I accepts the type of government | United State."—plenty for forc.ikTivif.. If he wants her to .shine social- represented by the Third Reich in 1 limcb. dinner, or for a bctween- h. he should never question her; Genxiany." he warns, "the esthetic ;ne-d oiek up. to : — liis wife he should pick on some- OUT OUR WA By ,1. K. Williams ()(j|» HOARDING .MOUSK with Major lioop!« SAV, WHV DO VOU TALK LIKE THAT TO A POOR. DOG ? CAM'T SEE HOW BAD IT HURTS H\S FEEUN'S? WHV DO VOU DO THAT? TO SHOW VOU HOW t FEEL- WHEN I GIT IT/ HE CAM SHOW VOU BETTER. 1 N ME HOW I ^- REMINDS WE OF A j LET U5 TRV THAT O\fl=R ^TWH WkVES" ONC^ WORE, AND 5TRNE TO) 1ST; C EMOUGH IMG WITH A COUPLE IT 6.O KEAUSTIC THP^T \NB CAN PEEL THE BOAT 8066INJ6 AMD OAR9 9PLASU1NJ6 1N5.TWE WATER/ W.S OUT ISO MUSIC \fAu^^- ttv ^ x fev^ ; ^^S^ wY;f\ovv^(H*r. A,AW^K \-\CCPlH UOT 5KOI6= • II hr- Wii.nts her to enjoy his | companionship hr shouldn't make: it. pin HI tlv.'l hr is poing just U> ]>lr-a^.e 1-ic.r. If all men knew just !his much atout women ti'.r.r wouldn't, be so many half-wny imhappy wivc.s. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyd* Lewis HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Tlic W< s ri of Art M] in Book as Subject '"• •---•!'!-!• M>" r "-<:\ {h?t Prof. Ii:\ymoncl S. Stitcs <Antioch Col- '.^uc. Chio 1 iias ..'ODU at his task i^ijicc IP 1?. :ind yor br.r.i^. 'o sr-rvr .'Ojnrihir.i; of the achievement thai is Ills bulKy. beautiful book? "Thr Art. 1 ^ pnd Man" i\Vhiit!c:-:ey Hcn.se: CT.nO). Tlif indnfa! iyable trnchrr n) rstiiri '..'-> tiys bc?ii f imaged five ycavs in the acluaJ w.ir.ing aione. But hr should br amply re^a?'^ed, (iespitp the fact his book came 1 out a bit. Loo late to catch its full share of year-end plaudits. The libraries arc going to pt't this down as one of (he most exhaustive histories of art. mid the reader who ha, 1 - any interest, in the arts at all KS going to find it, invaluable. It is invaluable because it ties 11 ic 'pi'cal paiutcvs. the uvcat sculp- tore and'. architccUs of the world to the particular age in which they "Hey, cul the gab fesI—there's a draf t in here!"

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