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PAGE POUK BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK,) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1941 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 Witmev Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlyUieville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press public. On no other grounds is compulsion justifiable. And that the proprietors of business do not want. The chamber's committee has done a service in calling attention to the real implications of a proposed law whose proponents have not stopped to think the matter through. SIDE GLANCES by CafbraKh War Televised SUBSCRIPTION RATES By .carrier in the City of Blytheville. 15c per week- or 65c per month. Bv'mail. within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year SI 50 for six months, 75c for three months, bv mail in postal zones two to six inemsm, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $lo.uu per year, payable in advance. ^ Is Toss A Law' Always The Best Way? Certainly on this one tiling all will agree: It is highly undesirable to have strikes at this time, especially in industries directly concerned with defense. . The immediate reaction of some people is simple arid direct: "Let's pass . a law prohibiting strikes." But it isn't that easy. It never is. We must stop and ask the questions: "Will such a law, if passed, accomplish the good result soughtf' "Will it have other results?" "What results?" Nobody thought to ask those ques- ; Moris when it came to national prohi- : bition. The country wanted to end <; drinking. The law didn't do it. It started, on the contrary, a lot of other things. So with strikes. Nobody wants strikes. So it is proposed:" "Just pass H. law against .strikes/' But fortunately, some thinking is being done about this. Some of that thinking has been done by a committee of so ccmservu- tive an organization as the Chamber of Commerce of the United States/And that/committee has submitted a report to the chamber for approval. It has found that a law against strikes is not the means to produce what all want, a strikeless defense program. Says this committee: ".:. .' anti-strike laws will prove; ineffective and will deny fundamental rights to our citizens . . - the public interest will best be served by voluntary co-operation." ' . ' . This committee .found that loss, oi! man-hours due to strikes in 1940 was approximately half that of the 1930 period. This showed that increasing public opinion demanding no interruption to the defense program was doing' the job. A country which cannot trust its working people voluntarily to back up a program is in a hopeless case to begin with. There is an essential difference between "drafting labor" and drafting soldiers, which many, in. the passion of a moment, forget/ The soldiers are given by all the people the solemn trust of defending their country in arms. The "drafted", industrial employe is still working for a private •_••-.:_ employer who is presumed to be operating his business for a profit. To • compel a man, or men, to work for such an employer is little better than slavery. Should such compulsion be introduced, it would result in an inevitable demand that the business for which ho. is compelled to work.be a public business, operated solely by and for the Much has been said about the fact that modern war depends on mechanics, on technology, on science, rather than on bare shock of fighting men clashing together with arms in their hands. The ultimate in these revelations (thus far) was reached the other day in the suggestion that television has now advanced to the point where a general behind his front lines can send a plane across the fighting front and receive by radio at his headquarters a telephoto screen picture of exactly what is happening at that moment on that front. The possibility is breath-taking, in the Jight of history. All the campaigns lost for lack of proper intelligence, for lack of knowledge of what was really happening at the front, flash into view, and war begins lo resolve itself from an art into a science, from a groping among unknowns into a problem from .mutually known data, a chess game with all the pieces in full view. And that may, in itself, be the end of war. Don't Take It Serious There was it song, not long since, which had as one of its lyric lines, "Don't take it serious, it's too mysterious. . ." •; We feel a little like that-when we read the reported offer of Germany to clear the way for 450,000 political and racial refugees (their choice) to come to the United States—provided that they are ransomed by a- proper amount of the gold the Nazis profess to detest. There are, as we understand it, several thousand refugees in Europe, already possessed of the United States' official OK to come here, but who can- nol come because of the red tape en- snarling Europe. Let those we wish to come, come first; then we. shall'be ready to consider trie proposal of the Nazis (if 'there be such a proposal) that they ; send whom THEY wish to come. We owe our obligations, if one may put it that, way, first t6 humanity, next to ourselves., and then to the convenience of the Nazr party of Germanv, SO THEY SAY Shun clenraricc in general, wifhoiigh it, is not « Job of the Defense Housing office, is a real and important element in dcfen.se.— C. F. Palmer, defense housing co-orcJmntor. * + * Whni i,s desirable i.s not overtime for men. but more hours of production From ma en hies. —Co). Phihp B. Fleming, wage-hour law administrator. * * * In the tight for good government, thcr? i* "0 truce, no time-out, no rest, period, no such thine as the automatic fwiwitomtui O f sound democracy once hone.si officials — Gov. Sam .Fone.s of Louisiana. C0f». 1941 BY MCA SERVICE. INC. T. M. BEO. j^ SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPT'S WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPYRIGHT. 1941. KEA SERVICE, INC. YHSTBIUMYt Mar(¥a doe* not *•« fnfo detail concerning her return to Ote ottlcp, wpvitdM moMt of thi-. time taking not«M Of lh« «o«- f«rene«'. Paul WuuU her to r«f- •iiitin in Xew York to report <he monthly MCMKiun. hut «he refuse*. knowinjf Hill >vould never accent nny explunution. Ske taken tfce plan i> home, never dreaming jaat how «rii7.y Hill coulil lie, nor how :ipv:tUlng a Mituntfoii mviiitcd her. * * * A "But why do we have to travel hundreds of miles for this as a vacation spot? There's a better ventilated bar at . home!" BILL GOES WILD CHAPTER XVII LIGHT burned in. Mrs. Larkin's parlor. Martha, tired nfter the flight from New York, her head aching, gave it no thought as she started up the stairs to her room. "Is that you, Mrs. Marshall?" called a voice from the kitchen. The door opened, and Mrs. Larkin, in a bathrobe, eame into the hall. "I was just making some coffee. I was waiting for you. That's why I've got the parlor lamp on." "Waiting for me?" Martha turned, and went down the stairs ngain. She saw now that the old woman's hair was tumbled, her eyes heavy with sleep. As if she had retired and been rudely awakened. "Oh ? Mrs. Marshall," Mrs. Larkin wailed. "Your husband was here! In his uniform. He rang and rang and rang— it must have been Another thought nagged at the back of her mind. This was Tuesday. Never before had Bill secured a. pass for overnight leave on a week day. "Maybe he came here to apologize, to beg me to go back. . . . Maybe he got a special pass..," The realization of Bill's regret at their quarrel—the knowledge that he'd come all the way from camp to see her at the office, perhaps to beg her forgiveness, to make it up—smote her like a blow. "And I wasn't there! That moron at the sxvilehboard told him. I was in New York with Paull" "Yes," she heard Mrs. Larkin's voice .speculating. "Yes, he must have been, at the office in the daytime. Where was he till he came here? Do you reckon he was out among your friends—finding out if you told anybody anything? Asking them what they knew?" The shrewd old eyes gleamed with sudden malice. "His getting so excited about your clothes looks to me like your husband must have thought maybe you were running away!" X 1 there on the sola, misery shaking her. Then she caught at the old woman's words. "My friends stood on tho porch, shivering, her. lingers pressing the bell. Almost immediately, a light flashed on in the hall. Through the tiny glass panes of the upper door, Martha saw a pair of silver mules come down the stairs, and then a quilted satin bathrobe. Suzanne herself was answering the door. Suzanne's eyes, through Ihc glass, were not astonished at meeting Martha's worried brown one?. Then Bill hack been here! Suzanne seemed to know ail about it, for she flung the door open. "Thank God you're here! I told Bill you || weren't in New York!" "I was in New York. I Hew back. Oh, ..Suzanne, he was here? What did he want? What was the matter?" "I'm telling you! He thought Paul enticed you back—thought it was ail arranged, that everybody —at least I—knew you'd eloped to New York, or something. . . He raved and swore and asked me where you were,- how long you were going to slay—things like that. I told him it was nonsense. I told him I didn't know where Paul was, but that I was certain you weren't in New York at all. asking them Suzanne! "I know it's a vacant lot—lint Uic building that used to be here was lorn down by non-union wreckers!" carried on something fierce when I opened the door. He insisted on going upstairs. I couldn't make it out. He wanted to see if your clothes were gone!" She wrung" her hands. "I never saw a man in such a state, Mrs. Marshall! He was fit to be tied!" "My husband? Are you sure?" The room seemed to be whirling dizzily. Martha put her hands up to her aching head, and sat down quickly on the sagging sofa. "What did he say? What was the matter? I don't understand." Mrs. Larkin asked sharply, "Where were you, anyway?" "In New York. I flew — the office—" "Aha!" cried the old woman. "That's xvhat he said! I thought he was out of his head. He said you were in New York and he wanted to find out about your clothes!" Martha sat bolt upright. "He knew I \vas in New York? Then he must have gone to the office!" * V :'f CWIFT understanding washed over her. Bill had received her note. He knew she was ia the office. And he'd come there. Someone there must have told him— she trembled with rage nt the idiocy of it—someone must have That's where Bill went! He must have. There was no one else. He must have gone to her house to find out if she knew whether Paul and I—Paul and I- Her throat said. "Mrs. Marshall's York with Mr. Elliott." in New closed up, convulsively. Suddenly she was galvanized into action. She leaped to her feet, her body stiff with decision. "Excuse me, Mrs. Larkin. Thanks for—for telling me. I must go out now. I— goodnight, Mrs. Larkin!" Her landlady stared at Martha as if she had suddenly taken leave of her senses. "It's 1 o'clock in the morning!" But Martha was opening the front door. An instant later, the cold.nig!it wind stabbed her. She hurried down the street, oblivious- Two blocks away there was an all- night cab stand. She had to get to Suzanne's house on Sugar Hill. That's where Bill had gone, all right. It was there he had spent the hours between his discovery at the office and his appe^-ance at Mrs. Larkin's. A lone cab stood at the corner. She pulled open the door." "Sugar Hill." The name of Suzanne's street eluded her, for a dizzy moment. "Stafford—no Stratford Road. The' big white house of! by itself in between Piilnier and Britt.. ." . •;-. • • * # * •"•' A T last the'cab stopped. Martha 4-1 *\ •• j-7 4 l~* r* i^-\ *i »•» 4 i'r\Wv r-b t J rt rf ^Jl l"l •*• paid the man, trembling. She I—" Suzanne's creamy face flashed, "I honestly tried lo repair whatever damage I'd done that time, Martha." "Damage!" Martha's laugh was curiously mirthless. "He's thought of nothing else. It kept growing in his mind. He magnified it to even. greater importance than you ever did—he got sullen, impossible— made trouble for riimself at camp —quarreled with me, kept asking me things about Paul—when I'd seen him, trying to trap me into admitting things—oh—" "I'm so sorry! I'm so sorry I ever said a word!" "That's a big help now!" "Don't, Martha! I—HI do anything. Look, let's get this straight. || How did you know he'd been here? Where did he go after that?" "He went to my boarding house. Rushed upstairs to see if I'd taken my clothes'. I simply guessed that he'd been here. But where can he be now?" "We must look j!or him," Suzanne said, rising. "I—I hate to say this, Martha, but I—I think he's been drinking. 1C he went to your boarding house—raising Cain, and then—then didn't know what to do next, it seems to me he—he probably stopped for n drink somewhere." "Or two or ten." Martha whispered. "Oh. Suzanne!" "I'll get dressed at cncc. We'!: get in. my car. We'll scour (he- town Jfor him." • (To Be Continued) winter, so it's just a case of fillin' | money, the fair market value of; in - • - -" the thing taken must, be reported "Have von got. ;mv oicvclope- • • ' ^5 income dias in this here hotel." a waitress j was asked on still another occa- ! Compensation credited to the MC- sion. i courtt of or set apart for a ta:<- "Ain't seen none since we washed I payer, without any substantial the beds in kerosene/' replied the limitation or restriction, and which waitress. HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS [opened into the 'dining; room from j a stairway. The trailer opened it. and four men bearing -\ corpse : came in. ; •'___••• . .- _ "Wo was t.old t,o bring this party . " . i through here." said one of the They used to call Dodge City, - mcn Kansas, the "Athens of the ,, r! don - t d ^ fo ,, ave Cow Trade- back m he. bell- , ( b . raising days after the 0,v,l J the * 8 it ras s. --You can | War. Charles C Lowther;- hhn alw .. Olp | knew the np-roann camp of | . |pd ~ tents, ''dugouts" and sod lious- . duucu - rs then, having come there ns j Father the alley, Your Federal Income Tax No. t When To Report Income From Salaries, Wages and Other Sources i may be drawn upon by him at any time, is subject to tax for the year during which r,o credited or .set. apart, although not then actually reduced to possession. If the services were rendered during the year 1939. or even prior thereto.'but the compensation \vas not received, or made unqualifiedly subject to demand by the taxpayer until 1940, Veteran, 100, Prizes Letter PHILADELPHIA c'UP) — William Jackaway. 100-year-old Civil Wai- veteran, has a recently received letter among his souvenirs of 31. battles. The letter compliments him on his latest birthday anniversary and tho signature, in "Franklin Delano a bold hand, is Roosevelt." In North America, fur seaJ-'> breed onfy on the Pribiloff Islands. Announcements thr entire amount, is taxable in 1940. when the taxpayer is reporting on the cash receipts anci dis- election bursements basis, which is the basis! 1 used by .most individuals in re, porting net income. The Courier News has been authorized to make formal announcement of the following candidates for public office at the municipal April 1. For Mayor TOM A. LITTLE g a ] ar } ec j and wa.gr i 5 am- if it arc elected. now moved slowly t,c- a child with his minister fa-i^wd the four men who bore the j, en T whose income is derived from trier, Mr. Lowthcr recalls it- I blanket-covered corpse on a wide < p ersona ] services rcrm the tereest with- all its two-gun detail in board, which lumber looked r- •< •* a book as salty BS you'll find. ;m»glH hav 'c been part of a "Dodge City. Knnsas" »Dov-' box rnncc: $2.5tn. It- nrns in \\ncc- \ "Excuse mr. Sir." hr hf dot P.? like « Texus steer 10 ("but- being a minister of the Gos- short, grass. Take the following ! pel. could I bo of any service to experience, or the Re.v. Mr. lyou?" Lowi.hcv. new in Dodge City: • -Begging your pardon, parson. Just-before we entered the ir.fcby anri thanks just the ?amo but the there was »t knock r.t u door w!itch hole is Already d«!g--h>\s been er.-;. This year this army of taxpayers will be ureaUy increased. Thosp who paid an income tax for 1939 have gotlon the forms lor the 1940 incoms* lax return through the mails. In order that none may OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE HURRY UP, MEW. GET SACK TO QUARTERS -IT'S "TIME FOR &=TTl'MG-UP EXERCISES/ BUT LEAVE SHOVELS AM* TOOLS- COM!\J' RIGHT BACK APTER DRf LL HEROES ARE MADE - MOT V/S IP YOU MAJO£,OEM T GWOULO , TONEG OF TK£ SA99 VIOL PERFECTLY wrrM MV OEHR - WILL BE UNiO VOICE VvllWLW '6 P|TCMEO^cR.V.U&NOV, BETWEEN SARlO^E AMD MAJOR D66V VjOLlM/ KiGOLETTO \9S AND DHR BASS FiOOL^ ALL ALONit MlGUT ZOUMO LIKE A BULL FROG }|^ escape filing the return, employers arc required to report o\\ Form 1099. accompanied by l-ransmittal Form 109(5. the immes of all their employees to whom, u* single, they made payments of §800 or more, ill 1940; and. it" married. §2.000 or more. If the myritsl si w Mrs of the employee is unknovfn, ho must, be reported as .single. These returns should /re ftled r ' n or before February lo,. 1941, with the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Returns Distribution .Section, Washington. D. C. The law contemplates that every individual, if single, or if innrricd but not U'vins with spovse. ^vViOse gross in romp for 1940 was SROO r,r mere, mur.t fiip «n mcome' \^T- return. Exc\;;-fs tor not (Joins so cio not relieve the delinquent, I'icm responsibility lor the delinquency. Neither the Pi't^ulcut of the \ United Siatp:s. nor th.c Vice Prest: dent, nor Federal Judges, nor Mein- i ters oi Congress, are exempt from i filing returns. All typr.s ol compensation, specifically rxclixied by ; should-be iurorporuie'l in the gross in^otne ro'urn of the fHKpaycr. A mfuister of the Gospel, for n:c. must repot 1 1. ail fees he receives™ for funerals, for masses, for baptisms, for marriages, and for other like services. In addition to salaries, wages, fees, and. commissions, all bonuses, tips, prizes, awards, retiring allowances for past J services, honorariums, and other forms of compensation arc rated as \ part- of one's income. 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