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-PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor J THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By caniev in the City of BlytUeville. I'M per week or 65c per month. Bvinail, within a radius of 50 mile*, S3.00 pe " $150 for .six months. 75c for three months. ',Li' «„ nrwifli rnnrs two to six inclusive, year, by mail in postal S6.50 per year: in per year, payable in advance. sonos two to zones .seven and eight, Un-Huddling the Govennenl Bitter are the lessons being written in blood across Europe today—and woe to him who will not learn them! One of them seems to be this: there is danger in too great centralization. That is: if all your ^ovornment offices are huddled in one small area, all your steel works huddled in another, all your auto and munitions plants in another, all your boat-building facilities in another, so much greater the chance of a single crippling blow by some overwhelming bombing raid. That country is best off whose productive facilities are so scattered that a whole scries of successful blows might not necessarily cripple it. « The war has centered attention on decentralization. New powder, plane, and munitions plants arc being built in remote places which had hitherto been without great industries, cvun without.great populations. And this at a time when the tide of people flocking to the cities seems to have reversed itself and for the first time the census figures show an increase in the rural population. But against this tide swims government. .The population of Washington has grown 36 per cent since 1030, a rate of increase exceeded only by Miami and San Diego. It has slopped over .its limits, and Arlington county, across the Potomac in Virginia, is the fastest- growing county in the United States. Office buildings cannot be built fast, .enough to .hold the bulging bureaus; rents skyrocket. One answer has been proposed by Representative Everett M. Dirksen o!' Illinois. He has introduced into the House a resolution which would call for moving many government bureaus bodily from Washington to other cities. Even allowing for Dirksen's probable direct interest in getting some of them for Chicago or for his native Pekin district, maybe this is worth thinking • about. Dirksen argues that $100,000.000 was spent last year by officials in travel from Washington to other places where government business was being done; that many of the functions of government, like social -security, railroad control of. various kinds, census bureau, housing and home loan work, maritime controls. AVPA, CCC, voter-' ans' work, and agricultural aid. coukl just as efficiently and perhaps more economically he discharged in* o lh c r parts of the country. Does too groat a concentration of the- nations life h], KI( j r or safely pass ^through Washington? New York? Chi- OUTOUK WAY cago? Detroit? Ought we to begin thinking seriously of doing something about it? When the Normal Is Notable Some of our contemporaries seem to have gotten into quite a state because a 28-year-old oil company em- ploye joined the army the other day in New York, volunteering before his draft time came. His name happened to be \Vinthrop Itockd'dier, and he happened to be one of the heirs-apparent to one- of the greatest fortunes' in the country. Me did the same admirable thing that thousands of* other young Americans are doing; a step no less admirable because it was done on his part with less chance of sacrifice than in many other cases. The interesting thing about this was that anyone should think it remarkable. Js not young Rockefeller an American? Have we not decided that all eligible Americans should render military service to their country? There should be nothing remarkable about the fact that a* singularly fortunate young American decided to accept, casually and good-humomlly, his plain duty. It would be a bad day for the country if this perfectly normal thing should become regarded as a phenomenon. Neutrality Zone? In good faith, and by joint action, the American republics established u "security belt" around the ocean border of the two Americas. The thought was to keep the European belligerents from fighting their war in- American waters, thus jeopardizing inter-continental trade. This "security belt" extended 300 miles into the ocean in a wider strip than the "three-mile limit" of traditional international law. * ,ln the /ace of several emergency situations^ this new American neutrality hope has taken a bad beating. A German pocket-battleship was sunk in the very mouth of the River Plate. Several German ships interned in Mexico and seeking to escape were captured by the British in Caribbean wat-. ers. The French liner Memloza was seized only five miles off the Brazilian coast. Brazil has now asked consulfa- t'o» wifh the other American countries looking toward a joint protest, against disregard of the American neutrality xone by the British navy. The United States is a party to the agreement. H can do no less than to back up its 8 j fS (, cr republics in whatever steps are agreed upon to reinforce the joint effort to keep the war out of American waters. SO THEY SAY Surely the Finns have proved thpi,- fnifli.--Vaino Kotilainrn. Finnish Ministe Supply, appealing lor food shipments. ul * * l''"r all I care about- it! I myself am a Anrentiijo. captured Italian * * * I! would lx> impossible for ™>l»vo to be placed n -ho.r if, mlerfrrrd with. The Empire t" Canada, it. W0 uhl (iisap,,,- K. -Sand well. Canadian editor. this desert, yon ran port, -Gen. Francesco iH'al in Libya. tlu- luMrt of an I)e»lin2 could br "onId never movf ir tir.st.—FJernarct SIDE GLANCES BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REQ. U. S. PAT. OFF. TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1941 SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPT'S WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT, 1841. KEA SERVICE. INC. v"Yes, I find travel so broadening 1" »S£^~ THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson WINSTON CHURCHILL THE -SOUTHWEST ' DESERT COUNTRX NEVE TMEV AAAKE THEtR HE O1ANJI C/VCIUS. •' 15 IT WPOSSlBt_e TO BE. JESTEROAY: Kindly .. ffx tn-?r> Marthn and I'aul nftt-r MM* <'ra;>Ij. J'niJl JN iiiit-'oiisfiou*. -Martha in not Kcrimisly injured. At (Jut Jiovplf.-d, ducior.s report I'.'Mil haw cojiciiNsIvn, JTrsu-lured ••ollar lion,;. AVIien .Martha £<>«* 'hum**, J£uKT<:iur ccnsurr* her fur l>:irIiin K ,,11 u u . K|,jt. r oad. Next <)jiy sli<? k-:m>K JW1 das called, i* ••mii hi K (o »iiciid the wei-k ead. Mu« l.s lerrilied Ijy <he (hrniplit Huit Suy.aintu niny have ween bill, liiut he is rollim-ing I'aul here. * * * SUZANNE TALKS CHAPTER XX "JUARTHA MARSHALL dressed very carefully for Bill's eyes, that Saturday morning after the accident. She creamed and powdered her face, trying to obliterate the long red scratch on her cheek. All the while, her fingers trembled with anxiety. Was it only because he wanted 1o see her that Bill had managed 'o get this unexpected pass? Or was it because Eugene told him that Paul had come? She couldn't eat breakfast. The phono ringing made her jump. Eugene answered if With a grunt, he put it down. '"'For you. It's Elliott, at the hospital. Must have had a phone put in his room!" Helen's room, at the same hospital, had no phone. Whan she heard Paul's voice, a weakness came over her. "Are you all right? How do you feel?" "There's nothing the matter with me," said Paul. He sounded so exactly like himself! As if he were in his own office. "But I've neen nearly out of my mind worrying about you. How arc you Martha? I thought I'd killed "you with my criminal carelessness." "I'm practically perfect," she said. "The hospital snubbed me. Paul. Bill's coming from camp. We'll both be up to see you in a Jiltle while." "Bill? How did he—?" "He doesn't know about the accident yet. He called last night while we were out." She'went on, uncertainly. "I'm so afraid Suzanne may have— :> "She wouldn't have dared," he cut in. "She was just talking and lost her head. 'it." Don't think about Even as she held the phone, she heard the children shouting outside. "Here's Uncle Bill, and he's a socljer! Daddy, Daddy, Uncle Bill's a sodjer." "Bill's here," she said. "Goodby, we'll be there in a little while."" * * * CHE ran to (he door, the swift singing happiness that always Bill coursing threw herself came at seeing through her. "Darling!"- Sh right once more. panic which the it right away. His arms, tight around her, made everything all The sense of accident had brought— the nebulous fears which had gnawed at her this morning —were gone. "Darling, I'm so glad you came. Oh, Bill, I do love you so!" "Honey," he cried. "Martha, sweet. Here, let me look at you." He held her away from him, his eyes on her face with the old hunger and eagerness. And then, like a blow, he saw the scratch. "Martha, what happened? Where did you get that scratch?" "I was in a little accident," she admitted reluctantly. "Paul and I were driving last night, and—" * • * "DILL'S sunburned face was still, closed up, unreadable. He sat down on the sofa, drawing his wife beside him with hands that were suddenly very strong. She felt his fingers biting into her arm, and saw the line of his mouth tighten. "Suppose you tell me about it. Martha?" "Oh, Billi don't get worked up! Really, I'm not hurt at all. He couldn't help it, don't you see? We turned into the highway— we had been talking. Paul said the office was so busy I ought to come back and hire -a woman to do the work here ..." Bill was listening in silence. With that look on his face. With his eyes telling her nothing. She v;ent on, desperately, "We just got so absorbed, talking, that we turned out— and the other car was speeding — " Bill's big hand dropped io her knee. He caught sight of. the bruises under her stocking. "That's from last night?" "Yes, but it doesn't amount to anything." She leaped to her feet. "Darling, please don't make a tragedy out of an unimportant little accident. We ought to go and sec Paul. He's the one who's in the hospital." "Bad?" "No. The doctor said broken collar bone and concussion. He sounded all right on the phone a little while ago." Eugene said, "Take my car. Don't forget to look in on Helen, too." * * * ALL the way to the hospital, •-*- Martha tried to be natural with Bill. She kept nor voice light, ayked him about camp, laughed abota the accident. But his an- U U W LA U VIJV,. <.&lM\*l. H\*1.4 V> JLJ Ll U I *4O Cl Li * —•»•-» M -- <v .*..*. 14.J.\_«^LL k> UV^ swer.s were short, and behind the m S had caused went mounting. ovoc: fhai fnW lini- Tinfliinrr t-T-,^. -...ic- SUZiinnfi CriPrl "Whv chruil/ eyes that told her nothing, she was h ad only ] et Pa ul alone this would into his arms, her cheek with the up here after her. Once he said, alarming scratch against his shoul- "Why didn't he mail you the never have happened!" der. Perhaps he wouldn't notice check?" "~ ~ * was doing, too, I guess. After all, the office is busy and — maybe they told him to talk me into coming back ..." That curious constraint was still between them as they walked into Paul's room at the hospital. It was there as Martha hung back, letting ll speak first. "So you .'got my wife all scratched up, you worm!" Bill cried. But the heartiness was brittle, some of the easy good-fellowship there had always been between the two men was absent. Or, ' perhaps, Martha told herself, she was only imagining it. Paul's swift wince was too real. 1 Bill said, hastily, "Heck, fella, I'm just kidding. Lucky • it was no worse. Don't take it to heart, Paul.i Accidents will happen." Martha stood close beside Bill ' gratefully. Everything was going to be all right. The door opened. A nurse looked in. "Another visitor for you, Mr. Elliott." "' Suzanne Decker, her arms full' of flowers, came into the room. Martha stiffened in surprise. Paulj too, \vas looking at Suzanne in undisguised amazement. "How did you find out so quickly?" he asked. "I phoned you at the office early. this morning. Your chief engineer told me you were in the hospital." She ran to the bed. "Paul, how are you? All the way out here, I kept thinking the most awful things! He only said you'd been in an accident—he wouldn't give me any details, said he didn't know." She looked at the white bandages around his shoulder. "You're badly hurt! That bandage—" "The awful truth is a broken collarbone," Paul said. "Your hasty trip, while a compliment 6? course, simply isn't justified by the injuries." He was smiling, now, buC' Martha sensed the annoyance under his bantering. ' "Martha was in. that accident, loo," came Bill's voice, from.- the other side of the bed. "Don't you care what happens to her, Siin zanne?" He meant it lightly, of course. He was teasing— going on with the bantering Paul had begun. But it was exactly the wrong thing to say, Martha realized with horror. For Suzanne's red lips were tightening grimly, and flame leaped into those gray eyes. Even while Martha's own eyes flew to Suzanne's pleadingly, in the thick silence which settled, the savage fury which Bill's well-meant teas- Suzanne cried, "Why should T/ ^-^T W*J ^ilVi^l-WlX-iJtV-l lLVJ*L.IllJ>3}k?ILt* W C13 „ _.„!,, *-••,/ t^» l\S V*-*V-i- f. afraid Bill was painfully fumbling care what happens to Martha, Bill -vith the fact that Paul had driven Marshall? You blind_ fool, if -'-- (To Be Continued) ANSWEft: You cannot bo ono-?rxlh blooded of r,ny race. If von have the blood O f two or more races, thr donominykM- of the fraction expressing the ratio io cither uvo or a power of t\vo . , , one-half, one-fourth, etc. NEXT: A new scvonth wonder* HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS j t line of Tibrriu.s < wh.Pti Chris* wns j a voiint: mam and the parallel 'rra in Chin;), It. i.s loaded xvil-h i ?j'" e , r 'j.sly humor, lusty adventure-, un- i institutions of our own lime journey across Asia to be accepted I a.s a .slave in the household of the Chinese "empress. Cabals are commonphici;. with i everyone in the expedition plot- i ting against everyone else. A murderer is taken along by one of the brothers to slay Simon after the soldiers job is JinisUeci. where 1 upon the brother plans to do away with the murderer. The other brother, meanwhile, has laid a plot of his own io kill Simon before the first plo! is put into operation. Despite those enthusiastic designs against- his life. Simon man| ase.s io survive. But at the cm! perors court in China., lie runs j into ciiflioui'irs ho had not foreseen. To t'rrr his beloved, he finds it necessary to co-operate in an- which promises Inrrcdi- C(Kst lron three-eights ^ an ble hazards. inch steel bands. It, is mounted on ?. two-wheel trailer with .springy mid pneumatic tiros. K is f> feet hich and is towed by an emergency trurk to wherever needed. Police Traikr Carries ! '} of fire" in a vacant lot adjoining! i police headquarters. Lieut. Gcorgcl ! A Wa«shhnrri fironrnis u-ncl pYnln-l (JUiJX.-V I JWS1 V^VHICL* L^. 1 k Device To Fire' Bombs I A. Washburn, firearms and explo ! sive expert, of l!l.-i(,\ <(U\I Ihl'lll . Nil- satire on the trends B - v usin " "Wiern idiom throughput Mr. Shinri hns made the sal-ire BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (UP)—A new method of combatting sabo- 'tagr.—a "bomb taxi"—has boon perfected by the emergency squad of the Bridgeport police department. Should a citizen .spot, a suspicious looking suitcase or package, he is advised not to take the risk of picking it up and placing it in a pail of water. Instead, he is asked to step to the nearest telephone and call the "bomb-taxi." A!, first, glance the ''taxi" is. not. unlike an ordinary, run-of-the- mill ash can. But it has walls of inch thick, reinforced with three Iwo- thc department, placed a home-made bomb in thel device. The bomb was fired and,! although the concussion shook thcj ground for several hundred yards and dislodged some paint, the "bomb-taxi" itself was undamaged. About Serifs Because the cross .strokes oul printed letters, such a.s "W." resemble tails, they arc called serifs] frcm the Hebrew seraph, mean- i ing serpent, i authorities. according to sonnj »iu\,i » / *. i i .1 t ' * i * i, i t * i - \J A VII 1 i ,» »» J i i i i i * i, >- , c very much lir.o a ! unmistakablr. He has also uuulc modern "Candido" or n "(.inllivrr'.s j' -The • chronicle" involves !hr I-.-j "Caravan fur China" an intensely Travels", is Frank S. Stuart's COO-mfle expedition unde.rt.akcM by readable book--a story that- points "Caravuii for .China" 'Dniihir Dora i V. $2.50). Only rliflrrnu-r perhaps, that SMJJT, i (irvo:r { ; ,•>,<„_,, . more irscarch to li.is vnt-k iiian (Reman brother.;. The brothers j so maybr it isn't going to pot ! occasion (o use Ihr truck yet. How- did either Vottaiu- or TV mi Swift., i.srck .riches from the kingdom of (after all." around (the Yellow Man; Sinio-i, simplo and] j straight forward, is searching '< )r ! ari unci i Helen, his aclore.ci. wi-to some years Black Simon, mercenan- scldicr of | to the nnivrrMiy of human na- Rome, who is linanced ;ind accom-j turc ami says romfortingly. j panied by a pair of : i tho work! is just, as it always was. whose satires rrnrrrert ; ipLiondary lands. Sh art's title is writ;en the civilizations or Rome Although Bridgeport is one of the largest ammunition centers in l.he United -Stales, police have not had ever. it. has boon «iven a "baptism More than 100.000 species o} beetles arc known to mankind. Announcements. Thr Courier News has brru thcrimMo make formal annouucd monl ci!' thr fcllowin? candidate! for public office at the municipal election April I. For Mayor TOM A. LITTLE ihe earlier had made the perilous K. William: LEFT BAVOWET PARR.V/ HEV LISTEN. YOU' \ RECRUITS--THEM'S \ \) HORSES' EARS I PROMT OF YOU \ THERE. MOT CORN TOO SOON OUR BOARDING IKHLSK .will. Major Uooplc Miod Your Manners HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis LCXJK/ — UNO W WAMG '^<% I 6OTTA COULO I A ONlTO N'9URl 6ET NEV_ -9,80V, J SOP ''[ IGaTLSPT A YOU'LL BE ' THE EYES DO PUW CM A MAM, . ' )-" WALDO/ BUT PEAR \ 165 MtlW •/SHOES/ SUCCUMB TO oi Tr,s'; your knowl^ -iai nsusjr by answering thr I'ol- j .-,'.• in y (ine.vjion.K. then checking | against fli." auihoritativc 'answers i iiciow: •' 1. If !hr fumily jrroup includes 1 a uranclinniljrv ;i:r 'visitors Intro- j cluceci fits! to hrr? j 2. .Should you ;<j>eak of another I }:er.'-on ;is -;i : ; j;-o old lady" when ' yo:< are ;;iikif;:^ ;o ; i -.vomatt of i about, hrr ii^r? . ' •*. i- >; ii '.:!"!rin::.-, to (irr-cri'uc ^ : m a.', "vvr:! prr.-rrverj"? ! -1. T.s n -\:,^i manners for or.e • iH-!\son to ;i:-k .uiolhcr to guess bis «or hen ji;:e? ' • ^- 1> 'i ?ranc;mo;.!icr- ciiskiles ; railed "Crra'.niy" should the i mother cf hrr ?,vr.ndrhiicircn teach ! them 10 oil! !:or ^omclhin? else? 1 o: v.-ou!d yo\: do if — 1 Your f-ninloyrr rail.; you "Jim." i hit? "no IKT, never told yon how io i ss him - j f :i'i Gail him "Mr. Smith"? i <b> cn!l him by his tivst, name? Yes. In deference to her ace. 3. No. 1. No. {-'or it put;, the persoti asked to p.ues;-. in an cmbarray>ing siluatioM. 3. Yr,x. Tiosi "What. WouUi Yo\l Do" *C- lufiop.—'a'. Read Courier JN'CWS wain aUs. "So you'd prefer something other than baked beans, ch? \Vcll, wol ubout some boiled beans?"

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