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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)* COURIER NEWS THE BtVrHEVILLE COURIER -NBW8 TBS COURIER MKW8 OO. . B. W. HAINE8, pttfcUiber >"-*•* SAMUEL"F:" NORRIS, Editor 'j; THOMAS'PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representotirw: Wallace Witmer 'Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, * Atlanta, Memphis.' : . •. Published "Evwry .Afternoon Except Sunday Entertd as second chw matter at the post- office at Blytheville, 'Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Free* /SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of BIytheville, l&c per week, or 65c v per month. o By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 P«r year,'$1.50 for six months, 75c tor three months; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $650 per year; in zones seven and eight, $1G-<W per year, payable in advance. , IVew Lotus For Home Defense Legislatures'of 43 states are meeting this winter, and almost all of them will be confronted with proposals for home defense measures. Outstanding among such proposals will be a set of five "model bills" drawn by various state officials as a -result of a federal-state conference on law. enforcement, problems of national dc-, fense held last August. This program is being furthered by the Joint Conference Committee, with offices in Washington, and representing the Governors' Conference] the Council of State Governments, National Association of Attorneys General, Interstate Commission on Crime, aird the Department of Justice. .v Five "model bills" arc on the agenda, and passage in all states will be sought, so as to create as nearly uniform conditions as possible throughout the country. The more important of them are: 1. A.Sabotage Prevention Act. This provides -severe penalties for intentional destruction or impairment of defense industries or facilities, trespassing oh property devoted to defense work, and opens the way to closing of highways adjacent^"to the same by highway commissioners after public hearing. 'All the rights oC labor asserted in the Wag-, ner Act are reaffirmed, but C. I. 0. President Philip Murray fears that the provisions could be used by local authorities in "such" a way as to'nullify "-the.right to strike. K ^: -''- "2. -Air Explosives ContropAct/close- ly controlling manufacture and sale of , explosives under a licensing system. 3. An Interstate Public Property Protection- Act. This enables a state to furnish police protection to its property lying, in another state. 4. A State Guard Act. Congress has already authorized State Guards to take over the civil protection functions of National' Guard 'units called away on federal'service. The bill .provides that governors shall prescribe regulations for such guards, similar to those of the National Guard, and wisely prohibits ' enrollment' under it 'of any organizations as such, or payments to it by private individuals or 'organizations. Here again Murray believes such a guard force should be subject, to greater-civil control rather- than responsible only to military law. This bill also provides that on request, a state guard may operate in'other states. New laws of this kind, which sup- : ; pien]cnt'.the,existmg-laws-aiid the cx- • panding G-man federal protection, need careful study in order that all proper rights of citizens be preserved. OUTOUK WAY More Recruits For Home Defense ' To the committees of engineering societies and of the War Department which are studying 1 air-raid defense of our cities, is now added -the National Fire Protection Association. The midwinter meeting of this .body was partly devoted to the problem of protecting- American cities from bomb and fire losses. Horatio Bond, Boston engineer and spokesman for the association, was quoted as saying that bombing of 'great American cities is a likely, not a remote, possibility. There is no need lo. get hysterical about: this, to rush -out in the back yard and start digging a bomb shelter. But it is no longer premature for communities to begin studying the problems of bomb-shelter and fire-protection in case of air raids. If an emergency were to occur, it might come quickly and with little warning. If every 'community knows what must be done, it can be done quickly. The Curious Curie Miss Eve Curie, daughter of the co- discoverer of radium, is by all accounts a delightful young woman. Her so- piquant Gallic'wit has charmed alike the audiences who have paid her weU for the privilege of exposure to it and the acquaintances who have fallen under its spell socially. Miss Curie is 5 a woman oL" many talents, but one of them, we fear, is not diplomacy. Asked, on landing in New York for another lecture tour, what she- thought, of American aid to Britain, she gave the ladylike equivalent of a snort and asked, "Is the United States giving help?! don't feel that selling goods on a cash-and-carry basis is helping. It is selling." Poor United States—laboring under the impression that the million rifles, 2500 planes, 50 destroyers, thousands of machine guns and .shiploads of equipment already sent to Britain might have been helpful, even though Bullied with the .gross taint of corn-. 'mercialisnv! r i • c ; ' ;' : : ^v-- ; ,X; ; 1 True, we should have, known better, ; well taught by no less a mentor than Miss Curie's own France, which showed clearly its distaste for sordid commercialism when repayment of war Joans was brought, up by the United Slates after 1917-18. All we ..can say is, we're sorry. In our blundering way, we meant to help. Two-Refugees There is a good deal of discussion about immigrants'and refugees these, days, and whether it is good for the country to admit them. Contribution to the discussion: The Ijnited States lias entrusted its whole defense effort to two immigrants of a former day—to William S. Knudsen, the Danish boy who saw a better future m this new land and came to seek it, and to Sidney Hillman, the Lithuanian boy who, denied a chance' because of oppression in his native land, came to the United States to escape it almost a.s refugees come today. [SIDE GLANCES by Gajbrarth SATURDAY, JANUARY 25," CONSCRIPTS WIFE . . **A MilVICK. IMC TESTERDAYt P*«l l« «**ry <• •«e Martha workfe* •« hard. It tm mot until CYCM!**: that they hare M chance to he alone "to talk taut- IMCNK," Martha explain* lamely. I'avl dea*aa4* taut -Mae return to the oMce, threaten* to tell Bill. Martha teliM him. then, that Su- xanne ha« Hl«o threatened to yo to Will, tell hint huw Martha in car- [COP*. mi BY MEA SERVICE. WC, T. M. «£& U. S. PAT. OFF. i "Pop just sent jne $20 for school supplies--should I get a new sporls jacket or an evening gown?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson" .** .^*« A CONJCERT TUNED JOHANNES B(?AHMS A BOOST TO MUSICAL PAME/ IT FORCED H1AA TO TZS^^AS&OS^ HIS NUMBERS FPOM/M^£^C7/^ ) X'... A PEAT WHICH WON HI/A "" THE AD/AJRATiONJ OF .FAMOUS /MUSICIANS IN THE AUDIENCE. TAKE THB LETTER M B' our OR OF= THE'LATTBR.. CQFR.19-V1 BY N£A SERVICE. INCl" .''" "0 • • ' • **^**Wr*f *rv" - -• ' ' /*•*-' . . •• .,- CANJ VOLJ NA/AE THB: FOUR. THE UNI|TED STATES! *'*'.* "OF COURSE I LOVE YOU" CHAPTER XVIII JJ UT even as the words left her lips, Martha was sorry she had said them. This would just bring on more of the talk that was dangerous. Yet she had meant to tell him. Ask him to prevent Suzanne from carrying out her threat Was it too late now? "Suzanne?" Paul echoed, puzzled and uncomprehending. " 'The way you're carrying on?' I don't understand. What was she getting at?" "The same thing, in a way, you were getting at," Martha heard herself saying, resentfully. "Going ^to Bill and complaining about me. Except that she—she was going to complain about you, too." "Me?" "Don't sound like that! You know perfectly well what Suzanne meant! I tried to' tell you myself that night. That we should not sec so much of each other." The street down which they had been aimlessly riding came to an abrupt end. Paul backed up, retraced the route a few blocks, nosed the car into a little dirt road. xThey could see the passing lights of cars racing down the state highway beyond. He pulled up short and dimmed the lights. "I met her on the street," Martha explained, turning in her seat to face him. "Suzanne was—very angry. Because Madge Willis told her we'd been together at that country club 'dance." "Go on." "She talked and talked." The memory of Suzanne's narrowed eyes, the sound of her tight, impassioned voice made Martha stir uneasily- She could not escape the same, unwilling pity which had touched her then. Suzanne had been suffering sol She would never have spoken with such edged malice if it were not her own pain that was urging her on. "She said—she said that she would drive up to camp herself. She said that she'd 'warn Bill. Warn him that I—that you—" * * * J>AUL swore, "Is she crazy? The -*• meddling fool! What's gotten Into her?** "You know. She's—she's imagining things Because she—" Somehow, Martha couldn't betray Suzanne by saying, baldly, the things Suzanne herself had said in that shaking, hungry voice. "I can't believe she'd do a low trick like that! Suzanne has always been decent" He mulled it over in his mind. With the eternal wonder of women* Martha sat beside him and marvelled at the simple, incredible fact of his blindness. That Suzanne could feel to strongly about him, and that he could be *o completely unaware! Paul's jaw hardened "She has no right to go mucking up trouble, no matter what she imagines! It isn't her affair how often, or why, I take you to dances." "Perhaps not, Paul But—remember—I tried to explain before exactly how it—it can't help looking. With Bill away. And people what ^they are. Oh, in a way, I —I can't blame her. And now, now that you've come driving all this way to Bay ville after me, everything's worse! Can't you see, suppose I let you take me back—suppose you hired a woman—" She couldn't go on. Paul turned suddenly. His hands were strong on her shouJders. "Listen to me!" he blurted. "J don't care what anyone thinks. I know there's been nothing, nothing a detective on my heels could find out. What if I do love you? Of course I love you! Any fool might guess. But they couldn't point a finger—couldn't muddy it up—because I've been careful, I never—** Martha gasped, in swift dismay, "Oh, Paul Don't! You mustn't!" "I know I mustn't," he cried savagely. His face was a pale blur above her, and his hands' on her shoulders were shaking with a powerful emotion that had at last become too strong for him. "What do you think has been torturing me, giving me no rest? You're his! But I love you. I can't help that. I can't help breathing, can I? It's like that Beyond my control;" He was fighting to keep his voice down, but. the words came jerkily, hoarsely. Martha's heart thudded with a terror she had never experienced before. Something huge and elemental seemed to have come into the car here in the darkness. Something that sat with them, and had them in its grip. ?*Tt have no intention of doing anything about it, Martha, 5 ' he was saying. **Savft I ever tried to make love to you? Have I everl expressed it—in words—in any! way—before this? Bill's my friend,! he-trusts me, and you—you're tool fine— As long as you're happy with Bill, I'm content to remain] out of the picture, Martha." • "• • JJE was sorry he had said thisl much. Realizing, Martha bowed her head, and looked care-l fully away, while he tried for| composure. "But I can't 1 bear to see youl overworked and miserable, taxed! beyond your strength, when it's sol unnecessary!" he cried. "I telll you, I will hire a woman to"do| that housework! You've got tol come back to the office, where you belong. You can't go on killing! yourself with floors and pots and! three children." •• 1 Stubbornly, Paul's hand shot out| and cut the switch off. "Martha, you must listen to me. For your own sake! If BUI realized what it means to walk in there, as I 'did, and see you pale and tired, circle under your eyes—" "I'll live. Start the car." "Martha, please." Almost, he was begging, now. The imperioi tone of command, the note ol overriding anger was gone. Thert was no more arrogance, just piteous plea. * • "Martha, listen to me. .You're not well. Since Bill's been away you haven't been yourself. This is no time to be taking on adde responsibilities. Martha, outside of my own feelings—if ypi weren't anything to me at all- I'd still say the work's too rougl for you! 1 ' "Paul, if you don't take me bacL immediately—" She was trem-1 bling. * * * '• : TJE uttered a wordless sound J and his foot found the starter] But something was wrong. For moment, as the car leaped -forward, Martha was aware thai Paul's usually sure hands, .th« keen, swift, co-ordination, were shaken. She felt a vague disquiet] Then suddenly, out of nowher'ej the blinding lights of a car, speeding down the highway, stabbed them. Paul was turning—there was : an involuntary gasp--and before he could swing the wheel thcj other way, the lights were white and pitilessly close. "Paul!" she screamed. "Paul!", Something smashed a g a rri-s. them. She was aware of the blackj hurtling bulk behind those glaring headlights. Aware of the .groat arid .rip of steel, the sudden violent shudder of the seat beneath her! and:the sound of 'Shdwerihg-glassj (To Be CooUnued) ANSWER: RaUie.sna.Kc, cor^l snake, copperhead and \vateu moc- ' casin. ' NEXT: What is Antarctica's only industry? CATION'S WASHINGTON COLUMN By BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON.—You can't hope • to understand the fight over the iend-lcase bill unless you realize j fhi§' aUministration is as fully hurry to get the bill passed. They disagree, however, -. that such transfers would be equivalent to war. On the contrary, they insist this program offers the best means of ensuring that American boys won't "have to fight— assuming, as the administration does assume, that the crisis is due early in' the 'spring-/ ' . • • . " • There, is still another angle pointed out by some congressmen who haven't lined up yet either for or against the lease-lend bill. It goes like this: how clearly the specter of war- by-April i.s visible to manj' men on Capitol Hill. These men may be seeing things. committed as a government can be to the proposition that it isn't going' to stand by and see England beaten. Suppose the lend -lease 'Shin Piasters 1 Found In Walls Of Old Home HARBISON. Ark. CUP'—When nn eld country houyc ncnY (laither. WHS torn down recently, a number of "shin plasters", of Civil War. clays, were fo\md in the walls. j The "shin pln.slo.rs" became very | rcmmon in this section during the | Civil War. They were really"" fine | bills 1 , isrued. by .st.ore.s. \\-\\ [\ which. i Uie people could irnrlr ;unong | themselves or buy merchandise ;A i the stores. They wove ultimately : to^5e redeeimibU' in <:urrr.iu:v. A little investigation showed'that 1 j the old homestead "had been owned j by a mnii named Sam Flinn. who j also owned a store:. Flinn' issued i the "shin plasters" to customers of. Ins .store. They wore in do-i Senator Wheeler and other iso- ncminatichs of five nnd ten cents nud upward. That specter may bo a product of -bill fails to pass, and that the i their own imaginations, a ere a- .crisis does come as anticipated and gone code- finds the United States government powerless to'transfer the ships and planes that would make the difference between victory- and defeat. Ts it. these "undecided" .congressmen ask. unreasonable to suspect the Atlantic, and. put .•warshiij and combat planes to work cor voying merchant vessels to Britaij The effect would be about ,t}| same, except that a good mail American boys would be oy<l there where the air is full of : flj ing steel. Brings In Oil Well 20 ^ears After Firi tion of eyed. But the point is that .1 specter is really (here. i A. W.' Hewer, of California, has | bough C the home and is remodel- j ing it completely. Blackouts have innrased the sale : 1 bottled beer in Germany. .And we thought !.oo many bottles caused blackouts. , The call for all' Americans United Slates will mean i ply c ; xtencl tr >e "neutrality patrol."'.get together reminds us that ; fcr instance, to the far side -of can't get much by yourself. \ ' Enemies ore friends ! the mistake of By J. K. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE ' wiib 3iaju7'H«oiS •frrtx, me.' T. K.HCC. u. *.*nr. arr. EG AD, 80V5/*~ HOW WOULDT/vSrS^frT LOCKS UJ^Yv\toULD THIS 60UMO AS AM HNCOSETo) TlN^LE « N ( OLD BOTTLE OP AOU KR SOLO ^"OOWM IN-0£?WODUE C ; |pRUNS SUlC-fKNOW CORNFIELD, VteAR DAT ^VERS| L ?$6^CT,BUT^ MOURNFUL SOUND/....'-' Jtf 199 IT A OOlsfTsW?#AR= ',_ V/VX. j/\ .--..._ , . -^_ , .uvi^ rxt— i£O\~\r ("OOPLE'S HAT/;. V TO STAMPS ^^^J^-vv^Vvwe csi f j Jsitlonirt* . fiauro it. out, like thi.s: : i*» l. The administration say.s j there i.s no time to .waste, thai j a crisis in the v/«r is coming i Jftst,. and that within BO days ! or less England may cot to n. i point where extra aJd from ! the j the difference between final J victory and immediate defeat. • 2. Yet. say the isolationist?. i when Willi:vm S. Knudsen ; Tirycd Ihr House Foreign Af! fain. Commit fee to pn.ss the i bill he iKlmilted 'that it, will i be :) good .six months before the clrfr.nse j>roon\rn h;is thinsrs movir.s off the assembly lines in rail quantity.'.The power lo lump British and U. S. production i.s important, but. it can't—by Knud.sen's 6wn word —have much practical effect before mid-summer. 3. If that is -so. anri If the war crisis is due within three months. Senator Wheeler and his followers can't .sec any reason for a bit: rush »bou!. pn.^inc <.he !rnd-lr;isr bill — except UIH'-. the administration wants Ihe.pcwrr to .send BriL- nin whut the U. S. has now. without waiting for the defense program fo .swine into high and "without waiting for anv further authorization from Congress. EL DORADO, Ark." (UP)~-Twei| ty years ago. on January". lot) 1921. Samuel T. fDoc) BuW brought, in Arkansas' first commej cial oil well just outside the ci{ limits of. El Dorado. On January 10th. this-year; ; brought in another oil well-ju| outside the city limits .of El radc—El Dorado. THino^. •Bus'ey wrote the El .Dorado.-. TAI kansas). chamber -of comtnerj about tlic coincidence. He l-hat he "is proud -to have pla>-J ihat In such case the administni-1 a small part in making lion might intervene anyway?- It ,oue of the. important oil : . 1 wcukui't need to transfer any (lie country." ships or planes, and it wouldn't need to declare war. It might sim- HOLD EVERYTHING By. Clyde Lewis "By this line of rea-'-onius. the eel sprim: crisis—breakdown j of shipping new blitzkrioc. ^ w)iat-not—would, find parts of thy U. S. Jinvy -rteaminc to British waters, plus nil or part of the TJ. S. air fleet, plus such mechanized forces as might be needed. Amed- can boys wouldn't be .riding .in them, but the final effect might not be "a great deal different. THAT'S SIZK OK IT Off -the record, administration 1 senators admit that is just about { the »izo of it and tlmt the desire j \ \o get authority 'to'''make such; transfers is the real reason" for -the IT 3X /5 IT KIA SCCViCC. WC T. U. IIS, :.J.S. PAT. Off. "Sure, I want lo help my country, but you Icll the colonel \to get his maps some place else-after thisl" -

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