The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 24, 1941
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PAGE KOTO (ARK.)' COWRIES' NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER N1W3 CO. H, W. HAINE8, PubUihtr SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatlver. Wallace' Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, * Detroit, Atlanta, Memphte. Entered is wcond dut Butter »t the post- office -at Blytheviile, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October $, 1917. Served by the United PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheviile, 15c per week, or.65c per month, By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c lor three months; by mail in postal aones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in aones seven and eight, 110.00 per year, payable in advance. We Want That Fourth Representative Failure of the stale Board of Apportionment \Q carry out its duty in giving Mississippi, Poinsctl and Pulaski Counties additional representation in the legislature as provided for in Amendment 23, the reapportionment measure, should be answered by a joint appeal to the Arkansas supreme court. This appeal should be filed now and should be made by the legislators representing the three counties discriminated against. Representatives L. H. Autry of Mississippi County and Nabors Shaw of Poinsett have already voiced complaints against the report of the state Board of Apportionment which naively ignored the mandate of the constitution " and proposed to leave undisturbed the "present distribution of legislative seats with the pretext that this course is "the most satisfactory solution." This board is composed of the governor, secretary of state and attorney general. If their decision stands, Mississippi County with some 80,000 population, will continue to have its present representation of three instead of the four members to which we are en- titled. Poinsett County will continue to have only one representative, although the county has greater population than six of the 1 counties that > have two representatives each. To illustrate, .Lonoke County with a-population in 1940 Of only 29,802,^^ MVO .,_representatives, while Poinsett with a population of 37,670 has only one. Pulaski is entitled to eight instead of seven representatives, on the basis of the latest federal census figures. Tt has been pointed .out that the umendmenl which was approved by a vast majority of the people of Arkansas, does not leave to the discretion of the board whether the reapportionment should or' should not be made. It is a mandate which the board is duty-bound to carry out. Fortunately, the state .supreme court asked to revise the report of the board if proper application is made by February 20. If the members of the Hoard of Apportionment do not • very .soon give some indication that - they will reconsider their stand, wo urge that representatives of these three ., counties -file a'joint plea. Judging f rom rcpor t >Sj ]\j r Autry ,. and Mr. Shaw arc ready to take this ;, step. While application by even one ; ; might achieve results, it'would cer- ; lainly give emphasis to have the Pu.". laskl forccs als « participate in the effort. Saiice For The Gander There has been considerable agitation of late because^propaganda from Germany circulates freely ''through the U. S. mails as a result of a postal convention between the two countries, Since this country is dedicated to freedom—and since freedom to propagandize is hard to distinguish from any freedom to speak and write—there has been reluctance to deny the use of the mails to this Hood of material, most of which consists of leaflets and letters brought across Siberia and Japan to the United States to be delivered through the U. S. mails. But what's sauce for the goose is .sauce for the gander. Why not flood the German mails with a wave of anti- dictatorship literature, and sec whether it is promptly delivered. .If it is not, then the convention will have been violated, and will no longer be binding here. There Is Still The Future No one would dispute that at this moment international law has reacheil a low ;ebb. A group.of nations has willfully dragged in the dust not only the Versailles Treaty, signed perhaps with less than free volition by one party after the World War, but a whole sequence .of treaties entered into without compulsion and "in 'supposedly good faith: the Locarno Treaty, the Nine- Power Pacific Pact, the Kellogg Pact, and a whole series of non-aggression treaties guaranteeing neighbor states now wholly overrun. So low has .fallen international law •in even academic esteem that an Ohio university recently dropped its study as being under present conditions "a 'farce." If the hope of "the future for an ordered world of law and decency is to be obliterated even in the halls of learning where it originated, the tope for such a world is slim indeed. Yet no other kind of world can conceivably be worth the price that is now being paid. • SO THEY SAY A business, like a, grows old.—Tlnmnau W. Arnold, chief of the Anti-Trust Division,.Department oi' Justice. * * » In contrast with the Japanese, the Chinese have :i sense of humor ~-Dr. Clarence A. Burch, missionary in China for 3-1 ycm*. * * * When 51 British victory is in sight, there will bo a revolution in Prance.—Andre Gmud (Pcr- tinax). French newspaperman. * * *. An alcohol-drinking 'democracy cannot 'develop the maximum .strength lor national cic- fcnsn,—Senator Sheppard. Texas prohibitionist. * , * * Wo open our doors indiscriminately to 'certified and uncertified visitors nlikc.—"Pannic Hurst,, novelist, on titled termites. * * . * '. Hitler expresses what is in Die German mind, or he would not romain.-Dr. Carl ,).. Harubro. former .speaker oT the Norwegian Storting- * . • » ' Undergraduates o'f today arc seemingly tough- n- in (heir thinking and certainly ]&sx"sentimen- tal than were their older brothers. . .—Rev. ur. Retnsen B. Ogilby. president Trinity College. » » • One of the surest facts of the social science is that the power to lax is the power lo destroy, but half ct our citizens think Umi this is false. —Dr. E. L. 1 homelike in the N T . V.-Sun! _ PRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1941 OUNCES I Com. WH BY KEA SERVICE. INC. T . M.^ „. S . PAT . b « entered the shop. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IN CAROLINA, OURIN<5 TUB cS*^-/ NINETIES, A LAW F0R6AOE TH6 OPERATION OF FREIGHT TRAINS ON SUNJDAV UNLESS THEY THE SEABOARD INI ORDER TO COMPLY/ WITH THE LAW AND STIL.UKEEP ITS TRAINS RUNNING?, CARRIED A ON EACH FREIGHT. CONSTITUTED ABOUT OF'THB OF THE UNITED STATES. li±, ' (-24 /HAT PO you ASSOCIATE WITH THE AND ANSWER: Reynard, £ox; Chanticleer, rooster; Ferdinand, bull. NEXT: How to make pineapples from banana^. SERIAL StOKY CONSCRIPT'S WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE Martha nuaei t. . her MI .|«m«ly 111. Aluriha takes »ver ManuK«M«nt of ihe fco«»e «»« ike three you»**ter*. At ih« en* of r*eh <*ay »hc i» w.»rw out. Friday, Paul arrive*, Munh* »ke look* terrible. '•'.'** * CHAPTER XVII MARSHALL, in a printed housedress that belonged to her sister, with her hair straggling about her unpowdered face, a knife in her damp fingers, was -a different Marina from the girl Paul Elliott had always seen before". At his tactless, astonished outburst, she almost broke down in tears. But she managed to say, "Come jn." "So you think I look terrible?" she said, and her tone was almost gay. "1 don't blame you. I feel terrible." He couldn't seem to stop staring at her. "You must have lost 10 pounds! Haven't you been sleeping? Good grief, what's been going on here?" "Helen's in the hospital, and I'm merely doing the housework and looking after the children. Woman's work. The kind Helen's always 'done." "You mean, you're doing slav- ey's work ... work you're not accustomed to . . . work for which your brother-in-law should hire someone!" He was very angry.' She 'could tell from the spots "of color on his throat, above his 1 collar, and from the way his eyes regarded her, a hot brilliance in their steady depths. For a moment, the fact of Paul's anger came as an inexplicable surprise. Why should he take this attitude? Bill wouldn't have dared to say this'. Did he think he •owned, 'her? But as she stood there, seeing the way Paul's big hands fumbled lor his pipe, her resentment died. She said softly, "After all, Paul, Helen's my only sister. I'd do anything in the world for her! More than this. Why, this is nothing! A little cooking, caring for my own niece and nephews . . ." "Nothing!" he said grimly. "Look at you! You're not strong enough. The whole thing's ridiculous! Why in the name of common sense can't they hire someone whose business is housework, someone who could do it better and more cheaply? Martha, your health is involved! Your well-being! To say nothing of—" "My health is perfectly all right!" she snapped. "I think you're the one who's ridiculous." Just then, the/door burst open. , Genie 'rushed "in: His face was sticky, his sweater flew open, and he was screaming, "Sis "upset the baby! 'Sis "upset ttie baby!" jyjARTHA ran out. the baby carriage was askew against the steps. A very astonished, fat baby sat on the pavement, while a frightened little girl tried /to drag him to his feet "I didn't mean to s-spill him •, . ." Sis sobbed. "I was j-just . . ." Martha scooped him up. "Never mind, Sis." The baby caught his breath and jiovfr'that he was'safe, let but a protesting howl. His aunt said, "Hush!" and carried him into the house. She sat him on the sofa beside Paul. She undid his cap and sweater with newly-deft fingers. 'She could sense Paul staring at the baby; she could feel the way his eyes took in the picture 'she made, bending there over the child. Genie, still in the hall, sidled inside. "That your car Outside, mister? C'n I mind it?'i His eyes were uncertain, but his dirty- little face yearned. "Sometimes kids slide on the fenders ... I wouldn't let 'em. I'd ftght 'em." Paul grinned, despite himself! "Mind it, sb'n," he said. '"And you may take a few slides, if you like." Genie's eyes shone. "Gee, mister!" He was gone, like a shot. The door which swallowed him up served also to permit his sister to slide in. "D-did he "g-get s-scratched, Aunt Martha?" "No, Sis. Gome in and sit down This is Mr. Elliott." Martha-smiled slyly. "He's my boss,-Sis." •Gravely, quite like a grown-up, Sister settled tferself "on the other side of Martha realized afresh how lovely the child was. % Th'e baby wiggled. He wanted to get down on the -floor: Martha reached for the box of dominoes "which could keep him endlessly busy, spilled them out on the floor and sat .him down beside them "Take off your jacket, Sis. Play with him a\vhUe. My boss"— again the little quirk of her" ."lips could not be resisted-—"wants to speak to me." '"I certainly do. Abput running put on her job! Sis, if you were Aunt Martha, would you go away and leave the office to go to ra'ck and ruin while you took a vacation?" He was sblernnf' disapproving, but-his 'eyes twinkled. Martha thought with a pang, "He really likes children. He 'really does. It's just that he hates -my.being made a drudge . . •" "ISTo, sir," said Sister. "I'd stay right there and ( typewrite and typewrite." Her little face lilted to his. '"I just Ipvejto ty^write," she confided. "SpmetimesY Daddy lets me, down at the station." : While the babythrew- dorhinoes and tried to•cra\vi"after them, Paul' —^^^•^•^•B asked Martha, "Does Bill know wh^t you're up to?" "Of course he knows! Oh, Paul —-.' she cast a warning glance at Sis' bent head, "We can't talk here.'? "I'll wait. I'll wait until your brother-in-law comes home. Then we can go somewhere." * * * jjARTHA'S heart sank. But the . two hours before dinner were rathjr cheerful. Sister and Paul set the table. Genie, having had his fill of fender sliding, cam* in and showed Paul his football, his bow and arrow, his collection of stones. "They got any airplanes where you work? Aunt Martha says they only have big real ones I wisht I knew somewhere -they had little real ones. You know with a kinda engine that flies " ' "I know where they have some " said Paul. "We'll see about it." ' She could hear their voice's as she bathed the baby. She heard too, Eugene's astonished, "How do you do?" after the'door opened, and Paul's rumble of explanation' She dried'the baby, put him into his sleeping suit, presented him with his bottle, and tried to repair the ravages of the day swiftly right there in the bedroom. She emerged to hear Paul saying mat- ter-of-factly, "The chief reason I" drove up here, Mr. Nugent, was to'get Mrs. Marshall's check to her quickly." "Oh, they're paying her for the time? Nice!" But after dinner, Eugene was puzzled when Paul said, "Do you mind if \ve slip out for a little while?" "Office work," Martha hastened to put in. He didn't believe it, and she could feel that he didn't! "We'll be back in half an Mi our,' Eugene, so you won't miss your visit at the hospital." ALMOST the moment Paul pulled away from the curb, he was back-to being angry. "Cooking! Dishwashing! Bathing the baby! Mopping the kitchen floor! I saw you! Are you crazy, Martha? I'm going to hire a woman to take over first thing in the morning, and you're coming straight back with me." ""I am not!" "Besides, the office is really busy. We need you." "Helen^ needs me more." ""Martha," he said ominoudly, "I'm going to telephone Bill." The palms of her hands, grew suddenly .damp. "Everybody," she cried in a queer little voice. "Everybody wants to go'running to Bill! I meant to befbrb- Suzanne has threatened 'to' drive up to camp and—and t-fell "him how I'm carrying on." (To Be Continued) Mind Your Manners OUT OUR WA your knowledge of ror- m-t social lisa^c by answering the following ijut-stions. t \\ r ii rhrckiiis: against the auUnn-Un- live answers below: j 1. When u irirl shows you her! •engagement ring, should you uirn-j liui Oic'beatM.y of it. or the size! ol" the .stone? j • i 2. Should, you ask the c;trat weight, of n friend's diamond'? j :i. When an a c q u a i u I ;i n <• •* j ,vpraks of hi.s farm .should you ask j him the number of acres in -it? 4. When you moot, n young per- ron" .'should you immediately ask him <or her) his father's occupation? % 5-. Should H woman. In the first J [e\v mimitrs of conversation. tc 1 ^ M ne\v acquaintance \vhaf. her husband's occupation i.s? Wirtt would you do if— • A bride shows you through her fa) SuErjrrst improvrmrnts s'ic • ran make in Ihr Future by By ,1. K. Williams ilmlN€jK)U^H _._w'iih ,\!ajo. jlf'^GAO, MACTHA, ^p\*A£ PDR A FEW OAVS/—> JASON WILL AS SMOOTHLV AS KEEP THE PIRE 6C1MG A^O THE j A SCHOOL BEDS A\PiOw/«i-»-VOU AMD TUE 66% CAM HAT OUT FOR A CHANGE AMD IF T FlMO SO i\\uCU AS A A , , CX?MES FROM— ALL _? I ^ HT '/ GOOD GOSH.'MOOSE VOU'RE RIGHT-HE COULD BE. A SCOTCH •^ - M/\ . TEMPLATES < MUST SUMMQM t'THS MILD, JASON- saying- "Later on you can «Io this' and that"? (l>) Admire the house just as it i.s. witJioiil making any .suggestions for improvements or saying- "It's too fr;id you don't have this and thai"? Answers ,„ 1. The beauty. The size of the diamond is the conspicuous thing about it. 2. No. 3. No. Some jjcople think that i.s as personal a question as asking ho\v much money a person has in the bank. 4. No. Though it may be n'oth- ing more than friendly interest on your pa;'!, if. may .seem to him that you 'arc trying to 'plaoc him in a certain cultural or economic level. 5. Not unless there Is .some reason Tor doina' xo. Best "TVIi^l' IVould Von l>6" .so- Tulinn—-(b). HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS truth?" he bellowed. "Ye.s. sir."' Heitman- produced a photograph. Holding it in the palm of his hand, he •brought it, closer to my eyes. It was a pas-sport photo of a blond young man. . "Do you know this Jellow?" Heitman demanded. ' . "No, sir." Instantly his left fist hit my nose, it began to bleed. '. Again Heitman- brought the hand with the photograph close to my eyes. . . . Slowly, with'an almost imperceptible motion oi' in's thumb, he turned the picture around in the palm of "his hand. A short message .had 'been printed en tc reverse .sid? of the phole- ' graph. ... j "Attempt entry into •PP-Ap[ pa rat. Situation favorable. Talk ! with caution." '"PP-Apparat" was the Comi mrni.sL designation Tot undercover ! woik inside an enemy police j force, ... I understood the -.sig- I nificance of the The I Western Secretariat had appointed ! nir to maneuver myself into the . Gestapo. . . . the most deadly ,,, a-signmen', of my career. Manila Scouts To Get Second Class Badges .MANILA. • Ark:, Jan. 24.—Jack Tipto'n. sccutmn'ster of Troop 32 of Manila, announced today t-liat Sc'c- ond Cla^s badges will be awarded in a special. ceremony next Monday night to Monte Grimes, Cfti'l Byrd. Wackie Joe-Mc'Collough, Talmadge Holt. Murrill Osborne, an'd Quithvan Locke. Mr. Tiptoh also •said that Tenderfoot badges will be, awarded to Wayne McCollough. Hersiiell- Long. James Dilts, and Harold Fleeman. and Charles Lonf immediately after the presentation of badges to the Second - Clase Scouts. ' .M>ich has been cUsp]uyo<i in i,lvis Ircop. \vhich was recently organized, with Mr. Tipton s'l- 1 - poiiHrd by thr Lions Club troop committee • to .serve the unexpired term of Byrl McHenry \vho resign- i zti kcoalite of oilier duties. . "We liavr 22 Scouts registered ; Hiu.l it i.s ou'.' intention io start u !Crb.. troop with powibly 20 hov? of 'Cub age/' Mr. Tiptof saki, .'''Mcnte 'Grin:e.s i.s to '.verve as lem: poran' Cubmastcr xmtil such time • a"^ wr- can engage the services • of ' r :iK father to aid the Scouts." 'Out of ihr Niir ° Is Exlraordinarv HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyd* Lewis o -Or! pf thr Ni^ht" by .Ian 'AUiaivco: $^.r>fl> is Uie am?'/-! in? rpcord of 2n yetirs service | as s .secret atrrnt of the Com-| jnunist Tntmialional around Ihr world. AS .such, it, may wr)I be ]!)4I'.s most extra or- \ dinnry hook, certainly none. V.-J1: be .'}iorr exciting. Sabo- 'aco. ; smuycling. abduction, mutiny, murder were daily fare. At. pi)r lime, onj orders from Mosco'v. VaHs.n! ont.rrrd ihr N;r/:5 C«rMaj)0. broke finally \viUi- thr "Com-; nwnistp, becaine then a fugi- ( tivc from both Gestapo a n d j the relentless Cgpu. Following is a typical dramatic excerpt showi 11? hew even v/liile lie was held a prisoner by the Gestapo 0 fellow CotHHHmist — Iwrwvoir an Ogpu inai\ within \\\p (>stf»po — visited him m>dr>r the eye of Ji NM ginrd ririivrrccl orders : The trooper locked the door bf- 'iiind Heitman— Uic G. P. U. man in the Gestapo. ,An instant later I saw that the guard had raised the small metal shield from the spy-hole in the door and was peering through. Under sucli circumstances. I could not greet Heitman. I stood al attention. HcUvnan pushed me rudely against the xv*all. . . "Are you going to tell me the corJL. mi ir MU jtivici. rue T. *. ««. u. t JAT. OFF. ''You're the same cop thai pinched me a year ago today small world, ain't it?" *

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