The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 21, 1947 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 21, 1947
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?PAG« TEN ;>.'.•• ... • . • . • y • -' • . ' '" • " Europe Needs Saving, lowans N«i, Charged Discover During Trip Abroad """ *" J ' BLYTHRVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BT CHAKUCS HEABST As toM lo Mure i. ParaM* NEA SUff CorrecpaadeBt ' CEDAR FALLS, la., Oct. It. (NEA) . •— It we don'l save European* this •• winter, they won't b« able to save ;',• themselves. '*';- Germany, whether we ]Ue« It or Bot, must be helped now. We saw malnutrition there during * period "when food production was- »t its highest, during the fall harvest, season. Even then, the average person was losing weight simply he- cause he had far too little to Vat. We aren't .the sort or people who go to Europe for one month and come back with » lot of pronouncements but we did come back»convinced of this: It is better to risk an investment in Europe now, when there . are governments there that may work to prevent another war, than to pull out now and let starvation • breed the kind ol nationalism that l> sure to bring an another war. Before we went over there, I felt that the U. S. nnd the Midwest had »n interest in Europe. Now I am convinced that lntere*l U vital. On ly by seeing Europe today can you apprdclale the extent of the urgency of the problem. The main dish on German in».,o Is potato—and the potato crop was bad. Translated into human terms that could mean starvation on a mass scale this winter. If the Germans nre to liave bread, much of the wheat must come from American farms. Next year things might be easier for them. But. the summer drouKlit has soi'iously depleted subsurface moisture. If that moisture isn't returned to Ihe ground this winter and next spring, or if the farms are hit by drought again next summe:-, it could be the same slory nsaln. If Germany could get H reasonable amount of seed potatoes, a reasonable amount of fertilizer nnd have a reasonable break on weather, it could conceivably raise enough potatoes next year lo Inlte them ofl tlic rnlion. But there are many un- cerlnlnlios in this. And II. would still leave the people with a rtlet of Berlin housewives line up to collect their potato ration for rtlsh on German tables today. the main With Kidnaping, Placed on Trial « mjERNBEHG, Oct. 11. (UI>) _ Fourteen former directors of the Naii "rice and settlement office." Including one woman, weht on trial Monday charged with kidnaping foreign children, to strengthen the German nation. Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor, chief American prosecutor, accused the defendants of "kidnaping children of foreign nationals In order io select for Gcrinanlzation those i)f racial value." Prosecutors said the pur|X»e of the "race and settlement office, was the weakening and eventual destruction of, oilier nations while at the sairie time strengthening Germany at their expense, territorially and biologically to achieve German domination, first of Europe and finally of the world." Among the victims of tin Nazi kidnaping program were children of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, the town which wa< destroyed in June. 1942. In retaliation for the murder tjf Relnhard Heydrlch. the Gestapo chief in Czechoslovakia. Smothered for Speech lit 600 B. a., Draco, the famous lawgiver, made a stirring speech and was unwittingly smothered lo death by a deluge of clothing. The ancient Athenians showed their appreciation of speakers and actors by throwing narmenls at them. Syrian* Arrest 'Jewish Settlement Policemen JERUSALEM, 'Oct. 21. (UP)-The Palestine government announced Monday that the Syria 1 ,, army h"? "* Jewl5h xWement po- TUESDAY. OCTOBER 21, 194T . FRECKLES & HIS FRIENDS By MERRILL BLOSSEH Is There a Catch In It? Two British soldiers who Inadvertently drove is miles Into Syrian territory early today in armored cars were arrested but released after .six hours. A British In °™jnl d e n i ed rumors of clashes with the Syrians and /aid Incl- dents such as the one involving the armored cars happened -vcr few weeks because or mlsvndir standlngs. potatoes. Between now and the next harvest is winter. During the. past harvest,. everything thai was grown wns eaten as quickly ns it ripened. Already in many places the trees have, been stripped of branches as high as a person can rcncli. This is for fuel. Rubbish heaps have been stripped of wood. When the real cold weather comes, another hardship will be added to hunger. And with it will come the danger of mass dlse.uc. But there Is more to the problem than supplying Germany and the rest of Western Europe with food and oilier necessities. Europeans today are looking to America for leadership. One of the greatest rear* we found in Europe war that the U. S. would withdraw too soon, There stems lo be no source of idcquate help except us. Other iw- -lons who have an agriculture sur- ikis, like Argentina, seem only lu- tcrestcd in cashing In on the dw- wrate need. That's certainly not he answer to the problem. XXIV JJT was 5 o'clock wtwn they returned to the hotel anil tound (Mrs. llarrell and Joyce waiting *T them in the lobby. -S,,"Oh, we've , had the grandest **ne," Joyc« burbled once the )greetings were over. "Mr. Lan- iders, I love 'you for coming to !*own just wticn you did." "Now 1 call thai very handsome you. Miss Harrell, very tand- »ome indeed. I'm hapjiy lo be there, loo," Steve assured, her, as itbey moved into the dining room >«nd were greeted by the head iwaiter as though he had lived tor [just this moment and their arrival *iad made his day perfect Mrs. Harrell asked intelligent Ruestions about Steve's travels and experiences, and it wns all very (Pleasant and friendly. But to'ward ithe end ot the meal. Mrs. Harrell said, "l was lucky enough to get itickets for your lecture, Mr. Landers, so we will be there." Steve looked unpleasantly star- "Plcase don't," he begged with <8sarming frankness. • "I feel enough of a fool as it is, standing «lp there trying to make people JxHieve what I know is true. But « 1 knew yo« three were in the audience, I'd blow my top sure as shooting." Mrs. Harrefl laughed a litHc But of course. I Ihink I umler- «*and. We're hoping that you have a few days free, Mr. Landers, and } •that you will come with us to Sun^ ** OW ?",, We ' d lihe havir >S yo« very ... held her breath, and •Joyce looked swiftly at her and »en at Steve before she dropped her anxioun eyes k> the dish of *ce cream she was pushing about prith her spoon. "Thanks, Mrs. much." Happy very kind of you— very gracious. 1 do have a ' few days free- and I'd like (hat a lot — a whole lotl Happy said Steve, you're ecstatically, going Ln be "Oh, mad , about Sundown; it's the loveliest place!" They arranged to go down the following morning, so that Steve would be able lo enjoy the scenery and the points of interest en route. And instead of going to the lecture, as the three women had planned, they would see a movie and gel to bed early so that they could make an early start. were all hi a holiday mood the next morning when they left Savannah. It was another bright blue-and-gold spring day, with peach and pear trees in full bloom along Ihe fields, with the woods garlanded with yellow jes- samine, farmlands green and fertile. Each little creek bank »nd river was bordered by intent fishermen and women, or little bright- eyed pickaninnies who waved »t the station wngon as it whipped past. ^^ They slopped a* Old Midway Church, one of the oldest churches in the South, and an ancient while-haired Negro, bent and feeble on his stout cane, showed them the old, old carved wood dark with something history. They paused in Daricn p*ws age, and told them' t the' church's prowd to look with awe and respect at the huce and .-mcient onk where, tradition said, 5000 of Ojrlcthorpe's foJ_ lower, had camped in comfort beneath the wide-spreading branches; they visited Butler's' Island, and Madelainc gave them a brief nccount ot Ihe unhappy residence there ot the celebrated English actress, Patmr KembW They stopped briefly at the causeway to Goale to visit one ot Brunswick's moat cherished land- dcr which the poet, Sidney Lanier, used to sit when writing his poems, facing his beloved "Marshes of Glynn." And it was midday when at last the station wagon went *p the drive and came to a halt at Sundown. Slere looked abowt him in mrtro ishment • • •<- "QOOD grief, I waso'l prepwcd for anything like Uiii. M's overpowering," he admitted »od blushed at the admission. Happy said eagerly, "I tried to tell you, but I couldn't flnd wo»ds." The door had opened, and George, very handsome io the well-worn riding breeches, booti and shirt that constituted his working clothes, was coming down to greet Steve with every evidence of pleasure. The two men shook hands, and were apparently on the very best possible terms. Bwt Joyce, with a swift, winged k>ok at her-brolher, had a slighlly malicious smile at the corners of hei lips as she turned to superintend the removal of various package; and boxes from the car. Timmy, a golden-yellow streak who had heard and recognized the voice c< his beloved Happy, came Bakers Increase Price of Bread In Some Cities By United Press Housewives In many cities learned the hard way today what son-- ing wheat prices on the nation's grain exchanges mean to the shopper at the grocery counter. Bread cost two cents a loaf more in some cities. Bakers in New York, Pittsburgh Oitiahn, Milwaukee nml Atlanta an-' nounccd increases of one to two cents a lonf nnd bakers in other cities were expected to take similar action. They all blamed soaring prices at grain exchange.'!. Louis Knvnn, secretary of the Omaha Grocers nnd Meat Dealers Association, said that the increase of two cents (or the 20-ounce lonf of bread had been under consideration for some time. "The bakers held off In hopes that whenl prices would go down " he salrt. He said the increase hatl nothing to do with the nation's wheat conservation program. At New York, bakers increased the price of their IB-ounce loaf one cent, and grocers prom ply pnsscd tlu increase on to the public. The loaf went over the counter today for 16 cents, > racing hurled around himself the house upon her, and and Happy stooped and caught him _,, in her arms, fondling rim so ttiM he purred loudly. Steve turned and said, "Hi, M- ler. Remember me?" He put out a tentative hand toward Timmy, who was suddenly very srHl, not purring'at all, eyeing Steve with golden, inscrwtabfe eye*. Stere'i hand ye«itured a KMte further and hk fingers gently scratched the velvet head between the earn. Timmy wa* thooghtfMl for a moment, and then he emitted » gentle purr, which grew in vwl- ume, to Steve's frank deligt*. ^Obviously, one of us SM grown mellow since we left New Vortt •• h« said happily. And George looted swiWr f^,, Sieves beaming face to Happy's delighted eyes before he once more became th« cowteow, pleasant :, inhering hm new sue* into the ho**. w*h <-rery evidence of welcome. Me Free Delivery Coll PICKARD'S GROCERY Phone in 13 1044 Chickasnwba FOR SALE 4-irt. Concrete Sewer Tile Concrete Culvert Tile Size 10 in., 3(i in. A. H. WEBB Hwy. 61 at Stale Line Thnne Blythevillc 714 marks, the be«rtif«! oafc tree i - HO °P |C ou ' r T-- - ' *IEUAI 1 THOUGHT YOU GOT OVER WATCH IN' >»UR HOBS'S FEET IN TH' ROUGH COUMTRY-. IT ONLY N1AKES YOU OH, NO--IT'S MORE FUN THAM WATCHIUrt A CHECKER GAME I THINK THE OLD -OOL HAS, MADE <j A BAD MOVE1 J RI<3HT HERE. ' i«F^L ^ THE GENEROUS ^ WE'LL MAX* BOVS ARE LETTING- , TU E M FAT US PAY .' SUCK CRU517 J -THO* SOROS SCRAPE r t , e ^zsa^a^gnrs ROGER. , DODSER,/ |l( u ..? BUT DONT- "Qj& FORGET, J VSVv » L^L, ASKED OFFICIAL ,' TOTAL. --•ONLY WHERE "If you teacher* are going to strike for higher pay, I hope you do it while the weather is still nice!" PHISCILLA'S POP Hy AI, VERMEER Shame! Throwing rocks at street fights! you're lucky po/iceman Ate, you're too young But he could take coutd take me to Jail ?f minute you hadme Chimes Takes Charge By iMICHAEI, O'SIALLEY and RALPH FOR fIVE YEARS MY FATHER VYANTfD NO MRTOf ME. iYHY THIS SUDDEN CHANGE OF HEART, MR. FLINT ? LET M£ 5KOOT THE DOS, CHIMES.' WE CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVJ HIM AT OUR THROATS NOW.' BUUETS A1AKE HCHES MV DEAR, AND THEN {THERE'S BIOOOON THE CflRPET .. « - r-) HE CAN A!X YOUR '/ V 1 " "i F °RG!«NES5, MISS T YOU FIRE A SHOT, YOUU HAVE EVERY TOHCEMAN IN THE NEI6HBOR- HOOO AT OUR THROATS.' J. WASH TUHBS Don'f Interrupt By LESSL1E TURNER ^-v/x^f WEUr 6ENTLEWEH, HERE'S Olle WISUNDtK.- VsttWD TRUANT, FRESH FROM HIS TR1UIWH ^^^^ ~~^. ILJ A klcul ctFihl n/J?} FACE THOSE POLITICW- DISAPPOINT THAT SOU - NlklNIES OUT FRONT HOW .__, ^. kr ^ ^Tiovt i. IS-T m/KKJi D7 TOOK THteE BMJ.E-T LESSONS M\ CONFID1N& M • WN POCrORS 5LSG«STIOU.\ lit. D&DDS W» GET »T 0\JEE WITH THE SEASON WITH 1HW COMEPV PftNCE ROUTIHE' VOUR EL80W,. flEASE! By FRED HARM AN -iHtJ SASD^'.L EOT"! Y=P,I^EVSR\1 P\R- Co/v.-( ' THOUGHT REP \ IS) YOJR nr- •5LU3<5=T> !-\~ A^SD „ 1A^f=D YOJ SUSP Neat Deductior C, OOP FRET4 ^^CiJT THE STRANGE OF HIS "VICTIM". OLIEEK.' NEETAH NEVEE CLUM3 UP IN TH' TREES ALONE: SUMPIN SOT Hex. SUMPIN OR HOOTS ANT) IIKI{ Welcome, Golliihy! I!y EDGAR MARTIN Two Drowned When Tug Rams 45-Foot Yacht NORFOLK. Ba., Oct. 21. IUP) — Two Long Islanders were drowned Monday but a third was rescued by a heroic barge captain when their 45-foot yacht was rammed and sunk by a tug In the early morning darkness of the busy Norfolk harbor. The-Coast Guard Identified the victims only as Mrs. Frances Gir- nrd and Richard Bard, both of Long Island. The woman's husband. A. H Girard. was rescued by Skipper J. 1 Miller Waldcman of an'oil barge the tug was towing. Capf. p. B. Russell of the tu« Po- cnhontas said the yncht, the °Lone Star, was anchored without lights in the channel 200 yi\rds off a grain elevator pier. The occupants were believed all asleep below decks when the Pocahontas rammed the lighter vessel: Russell said the Lone Star sank "almost instantly."

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