The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1941 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 23, 1941
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TEE BLtTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE CODRIIR TOTTS 00. H. W. HA1NES, publfcbfer SAMUEL -P. MORRIS, i Editor •J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager 'Sole 'National A'dverUsing Representative*: 'Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, A'tlarita, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, unfler act 'of Con- gresis, October 9, 1917. 'Served by the United Pres* " . SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in "the dity of Blytbevllle, I5c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius or 50 milts, $3.00 P«r year, $1.50 -for -six -months, 75c lor throe months; by mail -in postal zones two to six inclusive. $6.50 per year; W zones seven and eight, f 10.00 per year, .payable in. advance. Assert the Brotherhood of Man The very words, "brotherhood of man/' sound old-fashioned in the world of today. It is true that no ag;e and no country,-perhaps, ever accepted the phrase with complete literalness -in every implication. But at least lip-service was given to the ideal, at least there was a sense of shame in falling short of that .glistening, goal. Today, however, there are whole .governments and systems based specifically on the Rejection of this uni- 'verBal " brother hood, based /entirely on the theory of "master" races to which 'the rest of us owe-obeisance and virtual servitude. In times past, the brother" hooxlot man was an as yet linattained Klciil, a shining goal from -which meti •m 'their weakness fell short, today. in large sections of thc earth, the 'hrotherhood :6T man is deliberately rejected. K y, : Aye'of the United States just as cle- gj|berately 'reject the idea of ;» "master ^^ce." : We believe in men, in individ- gpliis;;'that the least ol' them is still a |||$an,;-and that the best of them can be |ff§b ; mOre than that. 'On this ground our "^'•fbl-efathers took their stand, on this •grope] we stand today. We helreve that ground 'is not only solid but holy ground.;. The weelr:6f flic birthday of Washington (Feb. 2238) has been chosen this, year for the 'annual BrothcrtiQpd Week- sponsored by the -National lg§ii- ference of Omstiaiis <and Jews, and President .Roosevelt has urged its observance "to purge our hearts of all .intolerance and to. bind all our citizens in a.common loyalty." ; As never before, this Brotherhood Week should be marked by Americans show^he world how utterly we re.,,_ ' l racia{ ^ctrines which are to us |g|lse and obnoxious. There is, thank |od, in the United States no dominant which merely "tolerates" others s a grudging duty. Every group has |s contribution to make to America, -- ' our strength'lies in the cbmbina- |»on of them all under a common urge v^fp create here a better society. . Some time during this Brotherhood ' f Week > ]t *-ould be a fine thing if' every person in the United States would read to-himself i n uuict, or aloud to another, these words from the call for the week's observance:. ^v " c affirm the inherent dignity ol f|vc'T hcman bdn^ O f whatever blood gg creed. Anc! r beyond all th e divi- §f|f "* of our imperfect socielv, wc as . the brotherhood of man." BLYTHEVILLE (AliK.) COURIER NEWS One Tax That h In -these days when 'taxes .are .rising visibly and rapidly, it is interesting to note an instance in which 'taxes are 'actually falling. That is in the 13 states granting tax preference to homesteads, or partially exempting owner-occupied homes •from the property tax. Oklahoma, reports the iXational Association of Assessing Officers, shows a 'year-by-year increase in the number of homesteads exempted, and in ]<MO they had reached n.8 per cent of ail homes. Oklahoma granted- exemptions on -213,20"! homesloads in 1940 and 171,133 in "H)o9. IVlore home owners (a socially desirable gain) is oiic "answer; the other is move home owners taking advantage of the law's exemption. The object of such exemptions and preferences is to encourage home ownership and thus create more social stability. But of course it means just that much more tax money that must be raised in some other way. A soldier may shift his pack from one shoulder toithe other, but he has to carry it all somehow. It's that way 'with taxes. THURSDAY, JANlJAllY 23, 1941 Contimiow Object Lesson *r Too meager is our information' ol: the countries occupied by the German 'armies. One reads that the -conduct of German soldiers is "very correct," that relationships between them and the conquered peoples 'are improving. Then •one reads of anti-German 'dcmonstra-- tions, of sabotage, and an occasional head lo.pjx-il off. »And one remains pretty much in the dark as to the real, situation despite the best efforts of the newspapers to find out the truth. .' From Poland no word comes. Prom Czechoslovakia almost nothing. Yet these -are the countries longest occupied, and the presumption should be that the "new order" i* better established, there than in the more recent conquests. But there is only silence. •Perhaps that very silence also has Us story to tell. We must read it as Ijest we may, 'and we can only conjecture that whatever story that silence tells, it "is not .good. SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPT'S WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE and the girl thrvntenH to tell Kill «f ihv CouHtoy Club danve. Martha "Soi TC'bul i( won'J ilo-hcVI like i! on some other '•vile, but not on 1110!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson TOM WHEN GAME 'NEAR. R/\Wt_(NJS SO THEY SAY If I believed that -Britain could collapse and America could survive economically, then I would not take n single risk in involving this country m any international entanglements.—Wendell WiUkic, Republican presidential candidate. * * » It's about time that German propaganda about her industrial achievements be debunked -William O'Ncil, president. General Tire. We must originate now the products and processes which will keep our assembly lines busy after this emergency.-Dr. Karl Compton. president, Massachusetts Tech. * * * We may not have to choose between guns ano butter, but thc time is not far hence wlien we may have to choose between guns and automo- bilcs.-Amcrican Youth Commission report. » * « Scarcely anyone doubts that today is one 01 the most favorable periods in our hfstory for ombnrkmu on home ownership,—Dean R' Kill president Mortgage Bankers' Association. * * * . We have been spoiled and softened by we shall ROW/: ONE OF THE GREATEST is OW MANY RIBS HAS AN ADULT MALE; ADULT FEMALE; FEMALE CHILD 9 Shir <l<MtTM>itic* to tell I'aul to N"»I» Mr/aim... A felt>i>rMm MUIJI- -','.""* '"''' <0 l "' lr Klx'l«r'j«. H«-|<rn i» HI. Martha niuKt come at o»»ct. AUNT MARTHA TAKES OVER CHAPTER XVI r 'PHE hour and a half on the train after hurried packing and' i quick dash downtown in the cab xyas like a nightmare to Martha Marshall. The rumbling wheel seemed to be saying, over an'd over, the words Eugene had used in his wire. "Helen critically ill Helen critically ill. Helen critically ill." The sick shock, the sudden all- consuming fear for her sister, drove everything else out of Martha's mind. Helen had never been strong, but she stood up to "life and battled so valiantly! There was Eugene, and his little garage that seldom made money. There were the three small children the oldest only 7. Helen did her own housework, her own washing, her own ironing. And now, she was in the hospital. All those letters Helen had written later—those letters asking her to come and stay with them while Bill was in the Army—had they been-Helen's indirect, hesitant way of telling her that she needed help? Help for which Eugene was unable to pay? A'MOUNTING panic shook her as the train neared Bayville She was standing on the platform suitcase beside her, her hat on' her gloves on, clasping :her han'd- bag very tightly, when at long last the train rolled in. Eugene was waiting for her. He was a short, stocky man whose usually ruddy face looked pasty and green. There were deep rings under his eyes. He was worn haggard, as if he hadn't slept for nights. COPR. 1SA1 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. ANSWER: Normally, all have 12 pairs. NEXT: "Blue laws" for railroads. Helen?" Martha shot at him immediately. "What -^vas wrong with her? How long has _^ she been in the hospital?" H "She's had a hard time," Eugene evaded. "They operated this morning and I— I kept hoping I wouldn't have to wire you . . ." Her fingers were tight on 'his arm. "Do you mean Helen's— Helen's—" Her voice seemed to ,j- give out. She couldn't utter the ! horrible word which was searing mto her. No. No. It couldn't be ihat bad. It couldn't be. "She isn't rallying," said Eugene' dully. "They're doing everything, but she won't rally." wear anything but business suits —no matter how formal the occasion may be. Wives generally are put in the back seat of a car where they can talk about curtains, while the men sit together in l,he front and talk about local and national affairs. When a girl is born 10 a couple who have no children!! or only onc or two, the public attitude is one 1 of. pity. . . Women wait upon their hus- | bands. It's never the othe rway j around. If there arc two children in a | family, a boy and a girl, it -is gen- jeralh- understood that the boy will He couldn't look at her. He muttered, "Complicated. She didn't tell me right away—" It was after visiting hours at the hospital, of course. The quiet lobby was dark, with a pool of light over the switchboard. A nurse sitting there looked up. She recognized Eugene, for she said at once, "Go right up, Mr. Nugent." A nurse at the chart desk rose and walked toward them. Her rubber heels were almost soundless on the tile floor.' "She's not sleeping, Mr. Nugent. You may go right in." -Martha braced herself as the nurse opened 'the door of a room just beyond the bay-windowed waiting room. She tried to pin a smile to her lips, in case Helen should be lying there, watching the doorway, waiting for them. But Helen, wasn't caring who came or went, she realized in thc next shocked second. Helen lay white and bloodless on the bed, with parched lips, with tumbled hair to which the odor of ether still clung. Her fever-bright eyes were fixed on the ceiling. "Oh, Helen! Helen!" The cry was torn from her. * * * morning, Martha waited for the doctor in the hospital corridor. "How is my sister?" she asked him bluntly, %< She seemed so strange last night—for a little while—" The doctor had kind, shrewd eyes^and a reassuring smile. "She Wasn't doing very well yesterday But she's better now. I think youi- coming has helped her." "Is—is she out of danger?" He made a tent of his fingers and said carefully, "It's hard to judge. But if she has nothing extraneous to worry about—if she can be made to' think of nothing but getting well—" So she telephoned Air Transport Tom the coinbox in the hospital obby. Paul wasn't in his office. She talked to the chief engineer. 'My sister's very ill in the hospital. Very ill. I must stay here. There are three children, and she'« jeen worrying I don't know how long I'll be gone. "Until she's veil." He was very kind. then. "All igh't, Mrs. Marshall, 'Don't worry about anything. I'll get a girl from sales to-help with your work until r ou're back." Swiftly she planned her days. VIormng visits to Helen, bringing he children. She'd bring them eat and clean! Then home,-lunch, idying up the house, putting 'the hildren to bed for their naps. At 4, she'd slip back to the hos- I CO'PYWlGHT. NEA SERVICE. INC. pital, alone. By 6:30, when Eugene came home, dinner would be fixed, the children-rested. In the evening, Eugene could see Helen while Martha stayed with the children. It was a good plan. But it didn't work. * * * QENIE, who was 5, and Sister, who was 7, could dress themselves all right. But the e/Tect was weird. And Martha had to be dressing the *baby, gettin« breakfast, feeding the baby, and somehow straighten herself out before they could go. By then the baby had to be changed, Genie had gotten his blouse dirty, the baby was crying, and it was 10:30 and they were nowhere near the hospital. In despair, she commandeered a taxi. Genie and Sister had to be desisted, violently, from climbing up on Helen's bed. "Oh, darlings!" Helen whispered. "Sweeties . . ." Helen wanted the baby lifted so she could kiss him. There were tears of joy in. her eyes as she thanked Martha. "It's so good of you, iMarlh'." "Nonsense!" Martha cleared her throat. "How are you feeling this morning? Chipper?" The pinched white lines of pain around Helen's lips belied her brave "Fine." * * * JJY Friday, with Helen definitely getting better, if slowly, Martha was almost in command of herself and the children. The baby had learned that "No!" meant dragging all the dishes to destruction with it. Genie had learned that a big boy 5 years old could wash his own face and hands, must not jump on the sofa, must •drink all his milk, and must never never let the water run in the bathroom until it overflowed thc 'bowl and made an ocean on thc floor. And Sister had learned that •a 7-year-old young lady took her '.own baths and wheeled he-r Mttlc brother up and "down the sidewalk —without a single spill—for an hour every afternoon. She also dried dishes with hardly any accidents. up a Martha was cutting chicken, Friday afternoon ""and hoping fervently thai the no-spill record for baby-tolling had not been broken, when the doorbell rang. She raced to answer it fearful of the baby's safety. But when she flung the door open, it was Paul. Paul Elliott, his hat in his hand, his new car parked at the eurfj', and his eyes startled. "My God' Martha.'" he said. "What's happened to you? You look all in!" (To Be • Continued) A ^ , !----»; ^••"wwviviidbtilC l - r VJ.) Will mPlMP'TIl WYvnuvn Fl/vnV Ui.'l^ sct thc collese ethj cation. if there WOll I Oil U011 I IXllle W eno ^ Jl forboth-no matter Tire Koosi In Every Town •By RUTH IVHLLETT of community, yon had b*itcr In some communities, women ore -steer clear of living in th'c second, on an almost—never quite com- You' won't have any trouble tell- plctcly—equal footing with men. ing- if the men run everything In others, thc men rule thc roost to whether the girl has twice as good a brain. GKT POLITICS FROM THK MEN The women get all their opinions One night after these young men blundering negro called there a •put Con way's handsome new bridle on Thornton's horse. Some jest or impatient word on the part of the owner was carried to Nellie, and she apparently dressed it up' in passing thc remark on to thor- ton. to sound like a charge of 'theft. Of course, it was beneath a young gentleman's honor to explain! The two friends met outside Fredcricksburg on Christmas Day. Each shot his bullet into the other. Next day both were dead, within an hour of each other. * * , That dueling was to early American ycuth what a major sport is I. ndtatcd in to shoot and be damned to him." If this advice had been followed it would have deprived the bov 'of a father. Yet such was the manly -spirit in childhood in the days of -he duel. Geometry Teacher Aided By 3rd Dimension Device CAMBRIDGE. Mass. <UP) — A third dimension device that dates back to grandma's time is no\\ being employed by Douglas P. Adams of the MassauclYusetts institute^ of Technology to aid -in the teaching of descriptive geometry, works like a stereoscope. and 110 fooling, while the women a! 'e some of the. signs: on national husbands. . Thc women hav c t o a sk thcir husbands for every cent, they spcnrl. themselves. If they do. these ' Foreigners who come to" Amcr- exccrpt: * When Governor Wright Governor Lloyd on the field, j O f Wright brought his 12-year-old .son as a second. By the terms on? this choice i forerunner of the motion mor g e Into lving - thc [am lheil . ».t advance „ near as ,,e ica and remark that American braced and hardened by dis- ! U '° rk just as harcK if nof h ««'tlcr. ' The business and professional ! womcn hav ^ cvcrv ^ing their own ™ nstcr.-Andre Maurois. • French writer and lee- I 1 . 1 ™" whcrc thc womcn turcr. say-so. J Wr OUK WAY l?i^^ _r ' If you are used Mo thc fir-si type The more men dress f*r better than their j^^ talki " § aboul New York wivcs - • j There are plcnt.v of places in men stubbornly refuse to 1 THINK IT'S HA" R3R PEPEND OM \\y - VOU'RE SPEAKING . TO ALL THE MOTH6RS /—-. OF COURSE- ' ^ Williams OCR BOARDING HOUSED with Major Hoople America where women "yes" their husbands and wait on them and have their intellects as little respected as did their grandmothers. before shooting. Wright missed. ,, r , a graphics instructor, make these drawings in a few hands." "Your life, sir. At this the cherub screamed from thc sidelines. "Papa, tell him soon _ traled by thre in my j tures which can be studied by'^a reader wearing pilaroid glasses" Courier News w »n; AMD QT ERECT/ UM-ZUM.-ZUM PROFESSOR! WOW YOU CAM TVfe 90UMO 'OF AM -EMGlNi PUFFINS \VH\8TUMG • HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Days of Dueling Make Colorful Fast-M,ovmo Book There were more uucls fought in America than anywhere else in the world, up to the Civil War. says William Oliver •Stevens in a most entertaining bcok on the code of honor. "Pistols at Ten Paces" (Houghton Mifflin: S2.50K Mr, Stevens appears to cover most of the duels, including Jackson's. Baton's. Hamilton's. Decatur's. duels with pistols. .swords and bowie knives, duels for good reasons and for trifles as exemplified in the following revealing bit: Of Virginia in the early" 19th century, this anecdote is typical. William Thornton and Francis Comvay were dose friends, but they were paying atrrnlions to flie i^c yn/i. Nellie 1 !Mti<Jh.:«.<n.. i\jcc'j of the Fi'ei-iUenf., *She was a frequent guc.%1- ni Chatham. ll!e" famous Citato neai- Frecieneksburg. "My compliiueate, •Captain:—anyhow* f 0 r^ urn* ^ mt - ... . . nf f»h0firai.c9'> „ p ad'-ue checkers ?*'*

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