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February 7, 1941

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 7, 1941
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PAGE FOUR 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 for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, 56.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. ______ Highway 61 Is Worn Out A' series of accidental deaths on Highway 61 during the past three weeks brings home in a terrible manner the rather obvious fact that some of the heaviest traffic in Arkansas is now moving over a dilapidated, worn- out road. > We do not attribute these tragedies entirely to the fact that Highway 61 does not offer the safest driving conditions, because there is the element of human error.. Just as long as there are speeding' vehicles, violent deaths will occur on the most perfect, highways, but the toll is particularly heavy on such obsolete roads as those we arc forced to use in our own particular section. The fact that a Memphis newspaper yesterday published a picture ot : Highway 61 which many in this section consider adverse publicity, simply indicates that the condition of this particu- ' lar highway is becoming so bad that it Is attracting attention elsewhere, and • this also lends emphasis to the. fact that something must be done. The cost of a modern highway between Blytheville and Memphis would possibly run into an almost prohibitive figure, but on the other hand, motorists in this section who pay a very large share of 'the revenue for building and maintaining the state's roads, are entitled to a safer route than the "dogleg" curves, treacherous shoulders and patched surfaces that mark 61 as one of the most outmoded major highways now carrying transcontinental ' •"traffic. Exposure of the general condition was made last October in American newspapers, and the specific information provided by the Rockefeller commission has now brought action, What has been happening is this: In Mexico, for instance, of 300 American firms selling through agencies, about 150 were employing representatives of definite'.Nazi sympathies. Not only did these representatives contribute from their commissions to Nazi work in Mexico, but diverted advertising appropriations to newspapers which were or could be made sympathetic to their cause, and passed on trade secrets to German connections. Thus American business men seeking to sell in Mexico and other southern countries had unthinkingly turned to established jobbers and agencies which, unknown to them, had Nazi connections. And the more American goods were sold, the more funds, information, and power were available to Nazi sympathizers for their work. It is good to see that such firms have been informed in.detail as to the results of connections in which they have generally entered quite innocently, and it is doubly, good to note that many of them have acted promptly when they learned the facts. It is one thing for Nazi sympathizers in Latin countries to use all their legitimate influence' in favor of then- own cause; to allow them to turn our own legitimate influence against us is stupid. H is good to see the "Kick Me!" sign come off. The 'Kick Me Sign Comes Off American business is not silly. As soon as it clearly sees the "Kick Me!" sign it has been wearing when it travels south,.;it is pretty sure to tear it off and see to it that if there is any kicking done it is wearing good stout shoes itself. That paragraph was written last November, and it. is a pleasure to find that it was not too optimistic. Word comes from Washington that some of the United States firms who have been employing Nazi sympathizers as their commercial representatives in Mexico. Central and South America are severing those connections. The office of commercial and cultural relations between the American republics has been informing various American firms in detail of the dodge by which they were being made unwittingly to p ! a y the Hitler game in Latin countries. And many of them needed only to be told, to act Speaking Of ReapporlionmeiU— While we're speaking of reapportionment, due in 1041 for the Federal Congress in accordance with the Constitution and the. 1940'census,'let's not forget the states. Nearly all state governments arc modeled on the federal government, and they, too. require reapportionment of their state legislatures every .10 years or ol'tencr. The Council of State Governments finds, that 19 states have not done this for from 15 to 50 years. There has been no legislative reappor- ^ tionment in Mississippi, for instancy -since 1890, in Delaware since 1897. This may seem a small matter with such terrific events shaking the world, .but it is a proof of the vitality of democracy to keep up to date the'iiiaclim- ery by which it functions. Those who talk of "making democracy work at home" may feel that this\ s a good •time to check over the machinery. 50 THEY SAY • —^^^^^PW« The World War changed everything but our way of thinklng.-Chestcr. C. Davis, farm member. NDAC. * * * Pigeon fanciers arc funny peoplc-thcy will Bivc us birds they wouldn't sell to anyone else. -Master. Sergeant c. A. Pout re. u 5 A rmv Signal Corps. * * . + The defense of our country renmins primarily the responsibility . of t ho umtcd statcs _ Manuel Quezon, president, the Philippine Com . momvcaUh. ' * * * The keynote of Nicaragua's loreism policv LS an all-out cooperation with the United Stale*. -President Anastsudo Soniozw of that country BLYTHEVILLB,--(ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7,'1941 COP*. 1«t BY NEA SERVICE. INC., T. M. BEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. "Doctor, couldn't you lell my patient he has something ordinary? lie's become unbearable since you said his ailment was extremely rare I" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By-William Ferguson COPR. 19-U BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. BELONGS TO THE SPECIES ;' OF THE I ORDER XWA^C^VCd^/A^SAi OF THE SUB - CLASS &O£y~ \ T, OF THE. CLASS OF THE OF QIVS1ON BUT IT WOULD SMELL. AS SWEET By ANY OTHER NAMES/" /A.LLJC3ATOR SKIfM PURSES ARH /\AADE 1-7 <t THE OUTER SKIM Or= i ANS\\ r ER: Wrong. They arc made from the under, skin, or derm is. TfEXT: How do U. S. naval vessels get their names? | Eugene Cunningham's "Trigger-j nome try" (Cnxton Printer?:, S4'i is a fast-movinc, enter-j taining Who's Who of America's frontier gun lightn-s--} Wyatt Earp. Billy the Kid,j Wild Bill Hickok. Pat OnrrcM.j Ben Thompson. Sam BUJ-S ;<n.;lj ninny others. Exploit for ox-! ploit. it is one of br;-,i i books ever devoted to I his gallery of hard men who said little and who shot much. Follows a typical incident, how train robber Sa?n Ba.sfi outwitted the federals nnd escaped with SI0.000 of the Union Pacific's gold: Not. one. of the groups would ever sec another after that robbery' at Big Springs. Nebraska. . . Three were miirked for quick death. Two would disappear— vanish quite—into obscurity deeper than thr grave, for most • SERIAL STORY CONSCRIPTS WIFE BY BETTY WALLACE COPVRtGHT, t»4t NCA SCRVICK. INC. YESTERDAY: Su*«nne «nd Martha Keaix-li ifce hnrn, but find 110 tra^e of JJilj. Karlr next inorn- ««#, Martha telephone* camp )toail«iunrter«, n»k* tor Bill. The adjutant tell* her Dill 1* A. W. O. I,,, that he win he cln»«ed a* n deaerter if |,« doe. not return. Immediately Paul call* cw York, nil! c-ame to the knocked Paul down. He eured <hen. p nu i I H wor L* Martha's aafetj", U bur- kome. * * * from CHAPTER XXIX gUZANNE DECKER, still in her nightgown, her feet bare, ran into Martha's room .the moment she put down the receiver after '.he phone call from Paul. She slipped her arms around Martha's shoulders. "Don't worry, Martha. We'll find him. We'll bring him back to camp." A new assurance radiated from her, a calm certainty. "I'll see this through for you, because I blame myself for every bit of it. If I hadn't started it, spouting all those senseless accusations there in the hospital, Bill wouldn't have become jealous and crazy. "I lost my head, Martha. Now Bill's lost his. You see, that's why J can understand about him. He must be going through the same things I went through. Jealousy, suspicion, a sort of savage rage that makes you want to smash out and hurt someone. It's like a storm —like a black thick fog over everything, and you see things distorted, out of all proportion. Little unimportant things seem sinister —everybody's against you—you want to make someone pay for what they've done to you. "Bill wanted to make Paul pay. I—oh, Martha, forgive me, wanted to make you suffer! Don't blame Bill. This isn't his fault. It's mine. Bur I'm going to straighten it out. I swear I will!" * * * AT 9:30, Suzanne went back to the phone. She spoke to the Chief, at his home. "I've just talked to Paul Elliott in New York. It's very important that if Mrs. Marshall's husband should come to the office, you must keep him there. Lock him into a private office if you have to. Mrs. Marshal] won't be in today." She hung up giving no explanation. They went to Mrs. Larkin's first Bill hadn't been back there. "If he shows up, telephone this number at once!" They left Mrs. Laikin with her mouth wide open. . At noon they drove to the air .' /: poi-t to meet PauUs plane. He looked rumpled and disturbed. A blue bruise under his right eye anc a puffiness on his jaw were sileni reminders of his meeting with Bill. Vlartha swallowed hard before she could say, "Hello, Paul." Suzanne didn't bother with ireetings. "Any news in New York before you left?" "No." He looked at Martha. "I'm sorry as the devil. But I couldn't do anything with him. He—he was drunk." "I know. Oh, Paul, what'll happen to him if he doesn't go back to camp?" "Nothing he doesn't deserve," Paul said grimly. But at her white face, at the misery in her eyes, he relented. "I guess it's not all his fault," he muttered. "We'll find him. We'll smooth things out." * * * OUT they didn't find him. The long houi% dragged on and on. Endlessly. Martha sat in the car between Paul and Suzanne, going from one building to another. They checked up on the YMCA, on all the hotels, on overnight rooming houses. They consulted with the detective agency, and drove around to find out if by any chance Bill had appeared at Air Transport. At 6 o'clock Martha was faint and terror stricken. Hope seemed to be dying inside her. She couldn't even tell herself any would find him. more that they She could only sit there in the car, thinking of Bill as he must be thinking of himself. Suzanne's words this morning had illuminated some of that for her. Bill thought he was a wronged man, a man whose wife had beea running around with his best friend. Bill thought of himself as shamefully treated, so he had kicked over' the traces, venting his titter- ness at the shackles of discipline Martha thought, too, of stories she had heard. Stories in which men like that went out on wile benders, reeling through the streets of strange citiei-, meeting with unspeakable accidents. Fear, a dark and paralyzing force, grew swiftlv and relentlessly. Her numbed brain her tired body, could fight it oft no longer. "Oh, Paul, I know Bill's hurt. Maybe he's dead. We'd have found him if he weren't in a hospital somewhere. Or a morgue.- 1 feel it, Paul. I feel it." She was babbling, suddenly unable to curb this hysteria. . • ' ' Paul's foot tramped on the brake. Suzanne said, "She's caved in. that's all. Take us home, Paul. I'll put her to .bed." zanne, frightened, sent for tha doctor. Martha never knew what Suzanne told him. Her teeth were chattering, her head was swimming, but she kept moaning, "Doctor, I'm all right. If they'd only let me up! I've got to do something. I've got to find him!" "You've got to get quiet, Madam!" The doctor swabbed a spot on her arm, jabbed in the needle, and said, "Now 20 to sleep!" "I can't, I can't." But in a little while, she felt the drug taking hold. Dissolving something in her brain which wanted to hold on. Something which fought, and was losing slowly. . . . * * * TT was morning when she awoke. •*• Late morning. And Suzanne's face told her at once that Bill was still missing. "Paul's on his way over. We're driving to camp, to look around the town close by. The detective thinks maybe he went back and didn't have the nerve to report. Sometimes they do that." Not Bill, Martha thought bleakly. H he went back, he'd seen it through all the way*. But she said nothing. Her mind seized on the fact that Paul and Suzanne were going away. She'd be alone. She could get up—look.for Bill herself— : Lying in bed. marched on " in. Martha's her fears '. She couldn't rid herself of the terrible pictures of Bill hurt,-, .Bill killed. Suddenly a chill shook her, and then another. She was shuddering in uncontrollable spasms, and Su- think of Butch!" to quiver. Of even more where to go—he : Her lips began course! "Bill loves Butch than I do!" In a great shining blaze of .certainty, she drove out of town to the farm. She ran from the car straight through the path to the runway in the back of the house. "Butch!" she called tremulously. "Butch!" Then, rounding the corner of the house, Martha ..^topped • short. For Butch was barking, jumping excitedly at the feet of a tall man in olive-drab.. , • -:?;;..,.,-(-: • "Bill!" she screamed.""ph.'.BiLl. we've looked everywhere for you!" (To Be Concluded) OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams QUK BOARDING HOUSK UKrni_-HEy DROP A. BOV-\G OSJ ME I IWTEMD TO ' MIMD MY OV/VNJ . -\K!D UWT1L~THEK5 I REFUSE HE CAM'T BE IMTELUGEMT OR. THEN A FEW WORDS WOULD NVXKE HIM STA\V AMD BUILD BULLETS OR. SAYOKJETS Tt-\EV NEEDED I O*sM'T A GUV tNJ HIS PLACE IM EUROPE BE1KJ 1 TOLD .IT'S r YOUR. OWM BUSINJESS-- THEM WORDS WOULD MAKE ME ?>O N\OST AMYTHINJG TO } FROM J EM / / will) Major Hoop! &^ rt SOLO, OIFFORMB, POVs^o ^ ft P£R COMPASSION! AM A/MO. ^JG5^~C •/^MEOW, Y ^s?r HoW V^RV y( FVOU 1 ^CATASTROPHIC//? /V5K $ ^>?s.-—i ^ ^ _-—X / / / V / WHERE FOUL TFEUNE/ / ^'^ *s-^. AH/ MORI A, MORI A UH : <UHH|CjA7 /V5K Vf j /.'' /V-rt^vl bear headstones. The sixth— j That was the stocky, dark cow-: boy with the slow wide grin and i the drawling .humorous speech—! Sam. Bass—who would gain some- | thing like immortality in a crude { ballad that has held the cow-1 boy's fancy these fifty years. And j he had less than a year to live, i '^ he rodn southward beside Jack l Davis that bright, cool September j day. ... i Bass and Davis, in the old buggy, drove quietly through Kan- fas. They came up to the camp of a squad cf soldiers set to hunt for them. Thr officer stjeppadj forward to question them. They listened quietly, their Feet on the striped ticking .sacks of gold in the buggy's wngon. Sam r s whita teeth showed beneath dark mus-j tache in his easy, good-humored j grin. " | He and his partner knew noth.- intr a!, all jibonl. express robber.s-- whether nnmccl and Davis or Smiih and Jcne^. They were two "flat-broken" _ farmers .leaving western Kansas for n better location where they could sjet jobs. A.s for two riders with a pork they had seen so MANY He fini.shrd by asking permission to camp neor the" military! And hrr mid P;»vi.-. borrowed the troopers' frying jnm and coFTec j pot. They rooked iheir meal with i tropi)crs idlincr nbout thorn. The ' next morning they promised the officer to keep watch for the much-wanted Bass and Davis. Then they drove south. Your Keel era I Income Tax No. f> Personal Exemptions and Credit {or Dependents making cut nis or her return. • Strange House The.head or a family, as defin- 1 A house in New Jersey is built eel bv the income tax regulations,! in the shape of an elephant and is one who, because'of nlesal or j contains six rooms, reached by moral obligation, supports" 'and! spiral staircases in the hind legs, maintains in one household a de- j The howdah on the animal's back pendent individual, or . individuals, Ms 65 feet from the ground. closely connected with him by; —— blcod, marriage, or adoption. As, Beer Begs Bride such, he or she is entitled to aj Presents ci meat and beer from personal exemption of' $2.000. i the boy's father to the girl's father A credit of S400 is allowed for ' are used to arrange engagament< jn Tibet, and acceptance of this "begging beer" means an acceptance of the suit. tern. each -dependent. A dependent is one under 18 years of age, or one who is physically or mentally defective and incapable* of self-sup-' " S'rPi^TV 01 ; UVC With " Or 'i ™ s »«mbev cf telephone calls be related to tnc taxpayer. ; Jn the United states ^ (ioubled If husband and wife contribute j .cj nce installation of the dial sys- to the support of a dependent, the' $400 credit may be taken by the one contributing the chief support, and it may not be divided between! them. Likewise, if two members i _-..._ of a family contribute to the sup-1 The Courier NeW5 has been uu- port. of a .dependent, the 'one who| thorizcd to make formal announce- contributes more than one-half of i ment rjl - Uic following candidates the support may claim the credit.j r or pu - D ]j C office at the municipal Both the personal exemption and I election April 1. the credit tor dependents must be pro-ra.U-d when the status of the! raxpayor changed during the year. Announcements For i\!avor TOM A. LITTLE HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis She lay there, uncomplainingly, while Paul came in and asked how she felt She nodded when he said, "You must-stay in bed, Martha, The doctor says you must." Ke- luctantly, he left with Suzanne. She waited until she heard the car start off. Then she got out of bed resolutely. A cab took her to the garage f| where she had left Peg, after she cirove' Butch out to the farm. Standing there in the garage, waiting for the man to get the dilapidated old car out from behind the truck that hedged it in, Martha thought suddenly, "The farm! Butch.! If Bill were anywhere in town—if he was upset, didn't know Domes tic ninkin? of This shows o I rehi!kr...s enter into thn an income tax return. it.srK in the matter of xnpptir.n.';. Too mwiy taxpayers do nnt unclen-tancl legaliy tl>c hcucl of P. or v.-har 1$ a dependent. As a consequence. they overpay the Government by not claiming their proper exemptions onri credits., Of course. Uic audit of their returns iCies most, of these errors, but not n.U GJ" them, due to negligence or lack of understanding of Hit income t»x luw ;\nd vegulatious>. Cnir is InUrn in drafting Uir iri- Mvuctionjs for filling out- the forms to rnaKo them simple and e»sily understood. The tu.\paycr should study Ihcbc inslructions belore "I do three years ior picking pockets an' the 200 as a saf.e place wit'out temptation- today I come to -an' just lookl"

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