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February 4, 1941

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 4, 1941
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS . CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. 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 carrier in the City of Blytheville, 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 zones two to six inclusive. $6,50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. The Boom Begins To Be Audible It was slow to start. The billions were appropriated. Even appropriated billions cannot be spent as you would spend a dime for a hamburger. But the spending which began -last year is now having its effect. Let's run through some of the overtones which can be heard in the hum that means an industry beginning to travel at high speed. INCOME payments to individuals •last year totaled 874,30,0,000,000, which is more than any year since 1$)30, and about 6 per cent above 1939, according to Secretary of Commerce Jesse Jones. THE NUMBER of unemployed has been drastically reduced. The National Industrial Conference Board believes it is now about 6,961,000, though the Alexander Hamilton Institute puts it roughly a million higher. Both agree that the number of unemployed is rapidly being pared down. GOVERNMENT and privately-financed building has accelerated to such an extent that government housing authorities now believe 700,000 dwelling units will be built during this year, as against 545,000 last year. Every new defense plant required new housing for its workers: army camps have stimulated demand for houses, raised rents, brought about repairs. FAMILY income is rising. The Northwestern National Life Insurance .Company says that the household of the average urban worker saw, its monthly income soar nearly $7 in the last six months of 1940, while household expenses remained at 1936 levels. The favorable margin between average earnings and living costs is the largest in the eight-year history of the index. : There has been a tremendous increase m buying-power in recent months. OFFICIAL figures'are now in in foreign trade for 1940—a total of $4,022,- : 000,000, the largest since 1929 in both volume and value. ONLY the stock market remains indifferent, with prices slumping and the volume of small that President Martin recently told the SEC that the Stock Exchange is actually operating at a "loss. There is no reason why all these, tendencies will not increase in tempo •. throughout the coming year. The »ig need for defense materials of all kinds, plus unlimited access to the ferl- ciai purse, assure (hat. barring some unforeseeable event. Once more let. it he repealed: this "Klicatcs no permanent solution of our ..J-Jl^i^roblenis. u ul it is a breath- OUT OUR WAY ing spell during which wise men are being offered an opportunity to plan a future so designed as to take up the shock when this artificially-induced boom is deflated. More such men, both in and out of active business, are seriously addressing themselves to the problem every day. In that lies the best hope of an orderly solution. Speed, Speed, Speed! Faster, faster is the tempo, and the destroyer Edison is launched a bare 10 months.and 12 days after the laying of her keel. " This kind of construction was done in nine months during the war, but the destroyers of that time were only two-thirds the size of the Edison, and far Jess complicated. - Twenty-five more of the Kclison class are on the way, and the record made on that ship will probably be bettered. There is no reason to fear that America has lost the know-how. Our ships will be good ships. Our planes will be good planes. Our men are good men. Time is the only thing the supply of which cannot be increased. But the use 'of it can be improved. And in the navy shipyards they seem to be doing just that. Up From The Ruins The name of Coventry has already become a synonym for the terrible destructiveness of air .war. Coventry got air bombing at its worst And what is happening in Coventry, now that the worst has come and gone? There are men there planning its rebuilding. Some of them are saying that the destruction, horrible though it was, may yet haye some good results. Many of the buildings destroyed, according ^to the Manchester Guardian, were "ill-designed, ill-placed, and overcrowded." So they are planning a new Coventry now, which shall be zoned and planned so that out of the old life a newer and more spacious kind of living can come, some time in the future. Thus already men, with courage that never dies, work ' to wrest' from misfortune itself the design of good to come. SO THEY SAY • ••^•^^^^M The rmaneiaJ and managerial components of our free enterprise system must prove by deeds as well as by words their full comprehension of their .social responsibilities-Charles E. Wilson. President, General Electric. * * * We can prevent inflation, but the clanger will have to be widerstooci.-Pror. T,- V ing Fisher. Vale, emeritus. * * * There \ K no .such word as -hopeless" j n a diplomat* ciictionary.-japans foreign minister Yo- sukc Matsuoka. We America™ arc not going to have just brcaus, WP ] 0 vc po.ce.-Thonm w. Umom. partner. The oddest commentary on (hi. wholp situ »"0" * t.hH (he people did no, h., V e the on- ty l a ,t Member to vote on this ^S how close we shall 8CI . to war -*i . former G . o . P . COPR. __HH1 BY NEA SERVICC. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. Off. "•Grandma wants us to wail while she changes into her new underwear—she's afraid the sleigh might tip over 1" HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPT'S WIFE COPYRIGHT. (941 KEA SERVICE. INC- 'Tjm going on kitchen police Monday—what do you suppose they want me ib do, arrest the cook?"" Don't overlook "Jennifer." If you're looking for escape fiction, if you've had more than your fill of modern war. factual analyses. American historical fiction, if you're book-hungry for a good lovr .story that, packs morn than itr, share of romantic interest, suspense and genuine enpoyment, try Janet 1 Whitney's "Jennier" Napoleon had. just- returned from 'Morrow: $2.50'). Rlba when Jennifer began . to take an interest in the plight of children working lonti hours in mills, and weavers, unemployed for years. And she developed a hate for the j mill owners who grew rich from 1 the fruits of child labor. She was hardly more than !5 when she became engaged to her •M-year-old cousin, handsome na- ; val officer 'Philip Trcfusis. and turned clown'.-the love of her childhood sweetheart. Christopher North. But Trefusis. beset by *past indis- i cret.inns and creditors, could not wait for Jennifer's father to die naturally. Philip gave him ;m over- j'dcse of opiate. And Jennifer dis- ? patched the same medicine fo the mill owner's wife. So she found herself convicted of. murder, on circumstantial evi- I dencc. marred in secret to the real I murderer, and on a convict ship bound for Botany Bay. New South Wales. I Rut Jennifer borr a chunned j life. She found friends wherever i fate took her. Not rvm ihr sad fa tic ! cruelty of her master. Mncgrcgor. i Sidney plantation own FT. could ' quell the spirit of Convict 90. ! And. of couisc. Trefusi.s had to j come to Sidney. :^ ;ii;io to the 'governor: and it was inevitable that _ the ever-faithful Christopher .shoirld ! follow, and that the whole affair 1 KSTERDAYr Martha discover work i* (fc« i, CHt modU-lne for Jit-artucbe, 1'auJ U in New York, *o the Mire(ln K with klm U iioat- Don^d. Tfc«=i» the Chirf cull* her, order- her to tuk* luxuriant pa- lier* to Paul. When the plane J.-m4«, i» au i u A vnltinif to *r*et * * * TROUBLE AHEAD CHAPTER XXVI "QH, Paul!" Martha cried, in mixed gladness and dismay. 'You shouldn't have come!" Yet even while they walked through the busy, glassed-in passenger loading underpass to the administration building, she felt a little throb of relief that she wouldn't have to buck this bewildering hugeness alone. "How did you ever manage to get away from the conference." "What was the sense of twiddling my thumbs in the hotel?" He looked down at her with undisguised joy. "It's good to see you! When did you get back to the office?" "Yesterday." "I'm glad you came to your senses, Martha. One day of tho oflice has worked wonders." ^ She couldn't help dimpling. "Only the difference between my best suit and newest hat, and Helen's printed house dress and the accompanying symphony of baby howls." As they entered the great round room which was the main, ticket office of the administration build ing, Martha's breath caught. "Why —it's, it's lovelier than Grand Central Station!" She had a swift impression of warm, pinkish marble; of gold- glinting brass. The room was spacious, modern, somehow thrilling. She looked up to the domed ceiling and saw that an enormous globe, the continents and oceans of the world in bold relief, was suspended above them. At each side of the room were the busy counters of the various airlines, and in the center, an enormous circular information desk. Martha couldn't take all the splendor in at once, and Paul was already rushing her. * * * TN the cab, she wanted to stare out and get her ail of LaGuar- dia Field. Paul wanted to talk. "You haven't told me anything. Why did you come back to the office? Did the Chief tell you about the awful time we had without you?" She brought her eyes back, reluctantly. "He told me. With gestures." Pmrt looked rather fit, considering that he had been in the hospital so,recently. "How's your collarbone?" "It's all right. I'm good as new.. be settled in the fury of a convict riot. Miss Whitney has done a service to reader:,- in presenting- this simple romance, fringed with history, perhaps, but never allowing background to overshadow central action nor character. Jennifer's convict ship does not. follow the usual pattern of fortune and .suffering, nor are her years of .servitude harsh. "Jennifer" is romance—nothing more. And it's swell reading. Look here, Martha, what happened? Did you suddenly come back to your senses— or did Bill—" He stopped. His, eyes clouded. "Bill's still sore about what Suzanne said, I suppose?" There was no point in evading. "Yes. He's— he's being very silly about it. Oh, Paul, I'm so sorry il ever happened! If you had only listened to me when I tried to tell you!" Somehow, against her will, the old regrets tore at her. She remembered Bill's sullen eyes, the hurting way that he clung to his suspicions. But she must not tell Paul about Bill's senseless rebellion, there at camp. She must not tell him that she had come back to the office because she could bear no more. She touched the briefcase that lay on the seat between them. ''Hadn't you better be checking this over, making sure it's all in order? It'll be almost 4 when we reach the hotel, and your men may be waiting." Paul frowned, but his fingers worked the tiny brass catch. He drew the crisp papers out, and Martha gave herself again to sightseeing. They were skimming along some sort of parkway, now. He said,; "Martha, do me a favor. As long as you're here anyway, sit in and- take notes of the whole proceedings, wilt you? Then I won't have to remember all the endless details, and there'll be less chance of slipping. up on anything important. These boys don't quite know what it's all about yet. If I have to write them later, clarifying any points — " "I'll be glad to, Paid." * * •* he was all engineer, and she was all secretary. No one seeing them half an hour later in the richly-panelled conference room which the hotel had put at Paul's disposal, could possibly have imagined that the stern gray- eyed man with the strong, bony jaw and the self-possessed! commanding voice was in love with this small, redheaded stenographer. The conference lasted until after G. One oC the men suggested, "Send out for something to eat?" But they didn't. They rushed the discussion to a close, and shook hands all around. "See you at 9, then, Mr. Elliott. Finish up all the ends." The Jong notebook she had ;;ent out for was almost filled. Page after page of her neat, shorthand hieroglyphics. "Paul," she said. "I ought to transcribe these while they're reasonably fresh. You -could get a typewriter from the management, couldn't. yor?" r " '• "I could, but I won't. Take it back to the office with you. Better yet, stay tonight, take the rest of the stuff in the morning. . . . We could fly back together." Martha stirred uneasily. "You won't really need me in the morning." "r will. God only knows what may pop into their heads. I tell you, they're foggy. Building plane parts isn't like fabricating auto parts. They're experts in their line. But this is my line and—" I don't think the Chief meant for me to stay." "I'll phone him. When he hears how it's been going, he'll want you to stay." * * * CHE felt dazed, bewildered. This f morning, when she woke up in Mrs. Larkin's boarding house she hadn't had the faintest notion that tonight she'd be in New York with Paul. With Paul. An ominous little doubt shook her. Bill, there at camp—out of the guardhouse by r.iO\v—had. already received hex* note, telling him that she had left Helen's. Although they had quarreled, although she was not sure of what would come now. her .-;pine crawled at the thought of 33IlTs ever finding out about this. Never in the world would be believe the simple truth! Not after nil the things they'd said to each other, not after his bitter, "Back' Back to Paul!" "I can't stay, Paul," she told him. His eyes were suddenly very direct. "Don't be a fool, Martha! I'll drive you to a well-known woman's clubhouse just a block from here!" She gathered up her pencils, the notebook, her handbag. Her face was hot. "I simply can't stay Paul. Surely, after all we've been through already, you should understand that!" Your Federal IncoHie Tax No. ;j Forms For Making Returns Musical Auto Horns j Illegal In Macon, Ga.l MACON. Ga. (UP)-ir your horn | tootles "The Sidewalks of New! York" or -'God Bless •America"! whenever you pass a car. stay out! O't Macon. / j Chief of Police Ben T. Watkins i has dug. up a city law which slates' that- an auto horn is a one-note 1 j signal for xvarning purposes only I | Indiscriminate, if tuneful, tootling 1 f is a violation, says the chief, andj jtootlers will be prosecuted. i gO he took her back to the nir- _ port in a. taxi, his pipe between his teeth and his eyes hard. He bought her a ticket for the 9:20, and they ate almost in silence iri the beautiful Airport Terrace. Twinkling lights on the field below, the hum of airplane motors, the sound of wings in the darkness above them; did nothing to lighten their mood. "I can't help it, Paul!" she tore out once. "I love Bill and he—he's crazy enough, alread}^." But she never dreamed, in that moment, exactly how crazy Bill was to be. She never guessed,, either then in the restaurant, or later, after midnight, when her cab pulled up in front of Mrs. Larking boarding house, how appalling was the situation that awaited : rier. (To Be Continued) Four Lions Bagged in Day PRESCCTT, Ariz. (UP) — Giles Goswick, predatory animal hunter for the U. S. Biological Survey, thinks neither South America nor Africa could offer him a much better field for big game hunting than does Arizona.. In the past few years, he has cither shot or captured alive 230 mountain lions. He bagged four in one day recently. It i* estimated that domestic production of plants now is at the rate of about 1000 monthly. About h;ilf this number arc being . to Great Britain. Amiouiicements The Courier News ha.s been rm- thorized to make formal announcement of the following candidate:-, for public office at the municipal election April 3. l r or Mayor TOM A. LITTLE THIS CURIOUS WORLD I'M A LITTLE LATE--TH' PUMP WOULDKl'T STAS.T--BUT I WOKJY BE LOWG MOW 6IMME THAT MILK BUCKET AM' VOU GO 1M AM' BE READV--AM' ) 6ET THAT MAMDOLIM 1 AM' LET'S GET GO1W'/ J1S FILL TH' WOOD BOX, OOM'T YOU, JESS? WE GOT TO STOP PER DEL AT TH' LIVERY SABLE VET—I HOPE GOT THEM ELEVEN HORSES FED--MO WOMDER WE GET SO MAMS' REQUESTS TO PLAY TURKEY TH' STRAW/ By J. K. William, 0 (.fR BOARDING HOUSE" with Major Hoople BORKJ THIRTY YEARS TOO SOOKf ;> LEADER/ IF UNCLB ANAO6 PiNJOS ODT YOU CUT ft HOLS H HE'LL BUST A BLOOD VESSEL/-— T. DON\ 1 T WANT AMY PART op THAT ST A SOLO |M PUBLIC I'VE GOT i ENOUGH TO pun rWlS ALLtY MELP HIM. OVER &OUGU IT'LL BE A OUE-~\ INSTEAD OP A SOLO/ CCPS^Wf SY K£A SESVICE. 1VC. T. M. KEG. U. 5. PAT. Orf 'I Formes for filing returns .of in- L come for 1940 have been sent lo perrons who liled warns last year. Failure to receive a form, however, doe.s noi relieve a taxpayer of his obligation to file his return ! and pay the tax on lime—on or before March is if the rHurn is made on the calendar-year basis, as i.s the case with most individuals. Forms may be obtained upon request, xvriiion cv personal, from (.he office* o;' collectors and from deupty collectors of internal revenue in Ihc larger cities and towns. A pcr.son whose gross income for 1940 was derived from salary. wages, dividends. interest. «nd annuities, and was nor in excess of 35.000. .should make his return on Form 1040-.A. A person whoso gross income w»s in excess of $>5.nco. or. regardless of amount, v;n,s derived from y, business, P r °~ K-ssion. rcnl.s. cr sale of properry is required to use Form 1040. fail- uvr to use the proper form presents difficulties to both ihc taxpayer and the Bureau of Internal j Revenue. Therefore, it is cmpha-.l si^ed thai a taxpayer who is liable J for a return and is engaged in a ' business or profession is required to use Form 1040. The return must be filed with the collector of internal revenue Tor ! the ilistnc!. in which UK- taxpayer I has his legal residence or principal • place of business on or before midnight of March 15. 1941. The tax may be paid in full at the time of filing the return or in four equal .installments, due on or lotcr'C March 15. June 15, September 15. and December lf>. The Congo and ii.s tributaries give Africa more than 8000 miles of navigable \ViUcv\vays. ONJCE CITIZENS C>P BV XVTTE AAPTJ MG | 'O BOV THE & I FtTH RLACE ^S NA/ITTH THE: IMTENiTtOM OF /W?S/llsje IT TO HIS " IfM MEW VORK V i - . .1, IS ESTfAAATED TO HAV ABOUT <3O PER CE THE WORLD'S RHSERVES- AND ABOU OR HICK Of= THE FOLLOWING? HAVE WI fV O,S- p CH(CKAEEE 7 TITMOUSE, FLYING FOX* SEA ROBiM ' Read Courier News want ads. I ANSWER: The titmouse, wTm-Ii is o bird, and the fl.ving {ox, a bat have wings. The chickaree and sea robin, a t-quiiTeJ and a fish, respectively, do not. NEXT: Bird-hcaclcd. haulers of

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