The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 5, 1944
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roui, (AM.7, POU11BE JHBW1 WEDNESDAY. AL'IUL 5, • ' ntt'ootnura NKWB oo H. W. HAINE8, Publisher , BAMTJEL f. NORRIS, Editor A.OATKNS, AdTtrtWng BM Nlti<n*l AarerUam KepremUtlrU: WallM* Witnwr Co., New Twk, Cbkota, D»- troit, AtltnU, Memphl*. Puttlihed Every Attomaoc bc*»l Bttttrtd « second clau nutter at the pott- offlw »t Blythevllle, Arbmtiu, under »ct oJ Co»grew, October 9, 1917. Serred by the United Frew SUBSCRIPTION RAT»S By carrier In the city of BlytheVlUe, Jto p«r week, or 85o per month. By nmll, within a radius ot 40 mllM, $4.00 per Kir, $2.00 for six months, |l.OO for three mdntM; by mail outside 50 mile zone (10.00 P«r ye&r payable In advance. ', SdUrid, Scottish Suggestion Everyone knows by now tlinl pftr- cnts arc responsible for juvenile delinquency, Our experts are constantly rediscovering the fflct with fresh do- , light. Newspapers dutifully chronicle the.repeated pvonoun'cenieiHs. - No\V the House of Lords in -London has-taken up the study 'or delinquency and reached the same conclusion. Only, the: Earl of Glascow'has put it in a somewlmt different way. "I want to dcbuiik,". lie said, "the propaganda One hears about cnniiiK being bad for people because it is supposed to brutalize those who use it as well as the victims. Looking around, I know that most of you have been caned in your youth for the'good of your souls, and I cannot sec any brutalizing signs in your faces." ' " Sociologists would frown on the implied remedy, of course. But Rome delinquent parents might apply it in simplei; cases with beneficifil ve.sults. Disturbing Symptoms Perhaps there is » wry sort of comfort in reading Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden's statement in the House of Cormrions that the United Stales is not dictating Britain's foreign policy. With all the talk of our lack of an aggressive and detailed program of foreign relations, it will 'seem odd to many Americans that Mr. Eden's questioner ever _ entertained such a notion. But the knowledge that the nine doubts exist on both sides of the Atlantic is somewhat discouraging. The fact that citizens and legislators of both Britain and America seem to be suffering from mutual distrust and thwarted nationalism re-emphasizes the need of a clearer declaration of intent by both governments. Even in war, the citizens have the urge and the right to know what the score is. Primitive Worship Flight Officer Jackie Coogan, ex- screen star, reports Burmese natives thought he was a god when he descended on them in a glider. But apparently none of them asked for his autograph, tore buttons off his coat, wore bobbie socks or swooned. How primitive! Broadway Barnyard A New T?ork department store has built a 70-foot barn on one of its floors, and is selling cattle, pigs, sheep, goata and donkeys. Care is presumably being taken to protect them at night from those Broadway wolves that seem to be so plentiful. to a good groin harvest, the tolal diet iii the occupied countries, with the doubtful exception of Greece, is ns good as or better Ulan last winter. Rations In the DamAe countries arc now on a generous scale.—British Pood Ministry expert. In a booklet composed recently by Don Harold, the Hoo.sier cartoonist, was, drawing a little innn with wild hair who was talking to himself about Ihe ^national debt, which is now in the neighborhood of §200 billion, "We, owe it to ourselves," the zany was saying, "so we don't owe it to anybody." When somebody told him that the interest charge on the public debt was over $IJ billion a year, he was very confused. "If we don't owe it to anybody, it's funny we have to pay interest on it," he mtiscd. The little fellow's bewilderment is. unfortunately, .typical of that of many Americans who would like to dismiss the federal debt with a shrug. The mag- niltulc of our war expenses is so huge that the average person can't grasp it. lie thinks the interest alone on our debt a.s being over $3 bilious; then he remembers that all of the income taxes colccted from individuals in 19'12 lolal- cd only that amount, and he gives up. lie say;,, "So what! We owe it to ourselves, don't we?" We can't repudiate the national debt. The alternative then, is to knuckle down, pay currently as much of the war expense as we can and to look forward to a great many years of pemiy-iiincli- ing so that the interest and a small part of the principal remaining will be paid annually. We can help ourselves greatly by being pcnnywise right now. Every needless public expenditure delays the day when the war debt will finally be paid. Governmental inefficiency wastes manpower as, well as money and these extravagances are not to be countenanced. Taxpayer associations and citizen groups maintaining a watchful eye on public expenditures should be fully and universally supported and their worthwhile aims expanded. •'. It is only by a'stern'attitude toward our overwhelming future obligations that we can preserve the things we are fighting for—the free enterprise system which allows vis to choose our own job and to advance in it as rapidly as our talents and ambitions permit; the eventual repayment of the money we arc now investing in war bonds; the perpetuation of the rights of property; the self-respect of the other nations of the world, whose destiny is inextricably interwoven with our own, and the myriad things that make life in these United Stales a certain, fruitful existence. SO THEY SAY Freedom must, always lie exercised under discipline.—Dr. Robert G. Sproitlc, president University or California. * » * All ilic troops who have not yet been trictl under fire irnist gel what I call battle cunning, and that can only be gained in battle.—Oen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery. The sominj! age must be taught, that foreign trade Is the art of contributing to the foreign counti 1 ) 1 rather than the act ot seizing an exploiter' profit.—Assistant Secretary of State Adolf A. Bcrle, Jr. By the cud of this year Japan will have a strength In organic divisions equal not only to our planned strength in Europe, but In tlie Asiatic theater as well.—Col. Warren Clear. War Department general staff. 'Die hope of making the good neighbor policy general throughout Ihe world is perhaps the most solid basis (or believing that \ve can arrive at a successful world organization capable of making and maintaining peace.—Assistant Secretary of Slate Adolf A. nerlc Jr. COPB. 4>4 >V »TA SitTOC. iHcV'T. M. t[0. I). S. PAT, orf. t-s "Well, yoti ought In he worried about your dntiglilcr! She wants to he a lawyer, and il \v»s ;i spring moonlight niqlil •. like_ this tlial wrecked my amhitibn for a career!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD 9y WKU« ..AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE IO,OOO'FEEr OVER THE UNITED STATES, WINDS BLOW •• FROA\ THE WEST ATONE TIME WAS LIMITED ENTIRELY TO THE CCPfi. 1M4 BY WEA SERVICE. INC. . T. M. REG. U. 5: PAT. OFF. IV'HEtJ YOUI5 HAIR. COMES IN, IT OWES our or- YOUR HEAD/' Ssys , A\RS. JOHN P. RENTZ, Rolexl D. NKA Srnlcf, Hie., i'Hi)l.or:i;jOi A Colorndofnrjuer, aklnK for «oine nlruj-cj rnlvrt I it .sriKcjitljcr ovcnliiiir in ilHO, ni<>* u]inn :i «lck Hlrluiitcr tvho riU-ii* |j]m \vllh tin ltii|iurlnnt rllli'JiliuxKiiKi.. SfeUliiKhdil, Hi* ruiur full* ami huuclcN ljtii)Mi>lf mil. \Vlii-ii IK-ri-vjvrsliolh Mrin.cxr oiiil njrmnKi? lire KOIJP. No one Ijc- Mcvrrt JI|K liile. TIIK STOHVl Aflcr ilu- Kli Kill* Klan Ijurn iloun Ms liiiru, .Inn Ml'lirllc, O*n-T,OKlovnk, l\ visited liy JiKltfc MeNiiiunra. * * a A CASK AGAINST THE KLAN X 'THE Judge was not ns (all as my •*- grandfather, though more slock- !y built. MB slijjIH txcoss of weight was encased in a carefully fitted Jlack suit, the coat of which of iho frock typo which formerly distinguished ! mpo'rlan t offlcc- noHtevs liom those wlio put them in office. His vest, also black, had a wide piping around Iho collar. His face was full, his features large. His complexion was light and inclined to turn pink at the slightest excuse. Hut his crowning ijlory was his hair. It was snow white, thick, long and wavy. This hair was the Judge's vanity. His progress down the streets ot the towns in his circuit was marked, not by greetings which merely included a touching of the fingers to the hat, but by frequent complete removals of the wide-brimmed Stetson. Like Samson, his glorious while hair was the Judge's only weakness. His costume, which today would ho regarded ns affectation, if not burlesque, was honest. The •Judge was nn important public official. He- dressed himself in keeping with the imprcssiveness ;and seriousness of his duties. So, while Old Jan talked, I ibout this young squirt. He was irunk, but a drunken pup cim get under your skin with impudence, .00. I sliovildn't have said it, I uiow. He didn't know what he was ialking about, and the question :lidn't mean anything. Maybe I've j;ol a 'streak of perversity in me. After all, who knows who won the war? Say the weight of America won the actual combat, the actual wnr up to the Armistice. But -that was what H was, an armistice. Then we quit, pulled out, checked it. But great, movements arc ,"dill going on in tliis woi Id, great forces are at work, huge armies are abuildlng. Nobody knows, Judge, who v;on the war. Maybe it was a charge against Norberg. Was"he' iho onn who set flro to the bam? 1 "' "I don't know," my grandfather: replied. "I really don't think so.' Naturally I couldn't-see everything' that was going on. They were running around the yard like Indians." "It makes' no difference," declared the Judge. "Ho was a fellow conspirator in an illegal enterprise,' even though they did not intend to burn the barn. They had no right to be here. You can file charges of" arson against him, and maybe he'll; implicate others. I think we cajJ^ break this Klan up." • But Old Jan sat quietly puffing. his pipe. Finally he said: "No, Judge, now I think you are' ic foolish one. H would just (jausei icie trouble. It would just make; ie more enemies. I have enough ow. And Norbei'g's not really a riminal. I don't like him, -I don't; ke him at all, but he was one ot '.watched the Judge's hair as his :)icad bowed and shook to the fell- •ing of the Norberg-Klan story. ! "Why did you say that Germany or Russia might have won the .war?" the Judge inquired,- breaking in on grandfather's monologue • ' : It was foolish, I know," repliec ;0!d J=n, "but I was.getting sore Germany, maybe even Russia, maybe America. Who knows?" « * • T DIDN'T understand this line ot - 1 argument. America had won the war as far as I had ever hoard, although, of course, at that age I hadn't heard very much. It wasn't until many years later that I learned v/liat was in the back ot Old Jan's mind as he talked to Judge McNamora. "Well," the Judge replied houghtfully^ "I don't know that I igrce with you, but I can't sec that there was anything particularly communistic in the remark. It might have been foolish and inopportune, but Norberg certainly war asking for it, for anything thai might have been handed him. Ant: what yon said certainly didn'l justify what the Klan did, nm that's what I came out to talk about. As a matter of fact, nothing justifies the Klan. It is a bad move inent, and maybe we can make a case out of this barn burning tha will stop it, locally at least. Could you identify any of those whi came to the farm here?" Grandfather then told abou grabbing the hood off Norberg' head. Tlie Judge jumped from hi seat. "Now we have it," he exclaimed "Now we have a case. You can fll he few who stayed and helped me et the horses out of the barn. He: an't be all bad. He must have- omc good in him. As for the Klan; ! t the top it's cheap and grafting nd bad, but maybe for the rank ml file out here it's just a mlsdl-' ection of good intentions. After- 11, what can a person do With' load intentions these clays? Help' irohlbition? That's n futility.-- favcn't we sort of cletoured goorl: ntcntions, forced them up blind' illeys, into dead-end streets?" "; But the Judge wasn't following him. He brushed the argument- aside. Ho appealed to my grand-' 'ather as a good citizen. He pointecti 0 the fight going on all over the' country to break up the Klan. Hoi Jointed to Ihe danger should it' :ontinue to spread and became' move powerful politically. ^He urged with all his legal persuasive-^ ness, that my grandfather make an* issue of the bain burning, force the Klansmen into court. Eventually, reluctantly, Old Jan agreed to file charges. "You understand, of course," the' Judge explained, "that it would be impossible for me to sit in thi>r case, that I won't even be able to appear in the court room. In fac4|: 1 am oil the reservation a bit in urging this prosecution. But realize that I'll be with you in the spirit." (To Be Continued) •: DET Wllh l Medicine thil will Frovt Iliell If you suffer from rheumatic pain or muscular aches, buyC-2223 today for real pain-relieving help. COc, $1. Caution: Use only a.s directed. First bottle purchase price is- refunded if you arc not satisfied. Get C-2223. Try our "Own Made" Die Hickory Inn Across from High School We Still Have A few Bags o? PEDIGREED COTTONSEED MIXED FEfmUZER CERTIFIED ROYAL SOYBEANS Order AMMONIAN NITRATE Now. J | «=ran rp« F\ r=\ [pa a 1 L TFRRF'II • ftn* B &n&%.i^.E=i&a&=< 1 7 J S. Broadway Phone 263? NEXT: Is the earth's water supply changing? Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! !09 W. Main St. Phone 2912 — For o better stand! — — For quicker germination! — — For healthier plants! — — For more $ per acre! — Should Improve Water Systems, ! Engineer Says LITTLE ROCK, April 5.—Vast improvements in the water supply systems nncl sewage disposal plants will be needed by.many Arkansas towns and cities after the war, in the opinion of L. A. Henry, engineer-director of the State Planning Board. Henry will be one of the principal Sjwakers at the 14th aniuml Arkansas Water and Sewage Conference to be held in Little Rock on April n and 18. He will discuss post-war planning. Upwards' of $5,000,000 should be spent by Arkansas towns for development of water supply systems, sanitation and sewage systems, he reported. The meeting of the Arkansas Water and Sewage Conference this year will be one of the most liniiortant in the history of the organization, according to Dr. Harrison Hale, secretary of the conference and head of the department ot chemistry at the University" of Arkansas. Many problems connected with the future development of the state will Ire discussed, he said. The departments of civil and chemical engineering of the Uni- versity of Arkansas College of Engineering aiid the State Board of Health will participate in the conference. E, P. Byerly of West Helena is chairman. One of the featured speakers at the conference will t» S. F. Newkirk Jr., of Elizabeth, N. j., president of the American Waterworks Association. It will bo (lie first time in the history of the Arkansas group that the president of the national organization lias appeared on the program FOR SAM; CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Briiige Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 631 Osceola, Ar )ur Boarding Hoiise with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams C-AD.VIRGIL; p&RHM>5 f excuse we,MAJOR, OJ OR 6RKEST COOLD J BUT ^OU'O PREFER. ro^ MISUT IN N^ MO, IM GOIMG TO TAKE IT OFF 1 DON'T THIWK IT'S FUMNy AMD 1 DOM'T TH1MK ITS RI6HT TO . TORMEMT I THOUGHT YOU WERE BRIGHT/ t>OM'T VOU THWK IT'S EASIER ON A GUV TO SEE THAT SOU CAU T HELP HIM THAW SEE THAT VOU CAN BUT WONT ? LM KIMD- HEARTED.' WO CR&.VJL LKE A MOOSE. OOPL6 MANOR f LIKE TO ^S/OlD TtAE ILMEUT BUT Tile UOTEL6 /XRE FULL TRULY I'M IN! 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