The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 12, 1941 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 12, 1941
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: BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ; .WEDNESDAY, '.FEBRUARY 12,".1941 THE BIATHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. / H W. HAWES, Publisher - •''* 'SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor J "THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole'National Advertising Representatives:_ £e Witmer Co., New York; Chicago, De- troit, Atlanta. Memphis. j . ••'' . Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday , ' Entered as second" class matter at the post- office at- Blythevffle, Arkansas, under act of Con gress, October 9, 1917. by the United Press ,, SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blythevffle, 15c per of 50 miles, .3.00 per yea. for six months. ISc for three months. . by mail in postal zones two to m $650 Sr yea?; Indues seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. 1941-Year Of Reopponionment Government is machinery. Naturally, the purposes for which the ma' chinery is used come first The direc- .lion in which it is set going, the iuel and upkeep in the form of taxes and other support— all these are of lirsl importance. But there is another matter, less dramatic and interesting, but also important—the redesign and replacement of worn-out parts in the machine itseli. ' That is the way you might describe -- the congressional reapportiorimenl due membership which will not increase the total, but decrease it if possible. Perhaps that is a good deal to expect, but there must surely at this time be no repetition of the i'ailure of 1921 to carry out a clear constitutional mandate. Another Opportunity The Constitution provides that each 10 years, when the census is tak- -eh/the President shall report its re- suits to Congress, which shall then .de-. termirie the number of representatives each state shall have, "according to ' ttieir respective numbers." The only restrictions are that each state must have at least one representative, and that their total shall not exceed one for every 30,000 people. Obviously, if Congress were to nave one member for every 30,000 people today, it would have more than 4<->uO members. To cut down the size of the House, the present arrangement is based on about one for every 250,000— 435 members for something over 400.000,000 people. ; V * The present census will show close ' to 132,000,000 people.. If the same pro;,,: .portion of . representatives to "popuja.- "tiOD'-werjg^itp bejtept, it'>ypulidrJiiean.a,^ House of Representatives of more than 500 * members, • If .the House is kept £ the same size, it would mean that each *' member will be representing \more than ^ 800,000 people.'^ j Certainly, the House of Representatives, with 435 members, is large enough — if anything, it is too large. Many students of government believe it would work belter with fewer mem- • bers. and that, the quality , of. members would improve if each had to convince a larger block of district voters of his worth. All this puts Congress in the unhappy position pf a surgeon, about, to operate on himself. II always does this with reluctance, In fact, the reluctance was so great iu 1921 that it violated the Constitution by failing to do it at all. Despite all Lhe grave major problems that face Congress in .1941, reapportionment must not be neglected. Congress must demonstrate that it can keep the machinery of government itself. in repair: it; must have the courage to make an apportionment of its OUT OUR WAY There is not .the faintest reason why a single .American, youth should ••'return from his year of military service without taking home with him a sound and workable-knowledge of the English language. During the World War, thousands of drafted men were found to have either no knowledge, or a completely ".inadequate knowledge, of KnglJsh. Some pi' them even had to be trained by • officers speaking their own languages. The problem is not as acute this time. There'will be fewer such cases. But Camp Oix is pioneering the-svay in starting classes ip English for foreign- born or foreign-speaking recruits. Every man* of them who thus learns his country's language while m service will have derived an extra benefit from his service which will fit him for later life. __ Here again we come to a Ui*» ft that has been said .before: We've got universal military .service; let's get ever v benefit out of it that can be had. SIDE GLANCES by GaJbraKh * SERIAL STORY DRAFTED FOR LOVE BY" Wf HAVERS /.COPYRIGHT," 1041. ^ NEA SERVICE. INC. T COPR. 1M1 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. I). S. FAT. OFF. ) l-l "Ann, the audition doesn't matter. Kent is home on leave. He needs you. He loves you'." 'Let'me have a pull on. thai raspberry lollipop—that . kissing aunt is visiting mother againl" Educational Backfire Sometimes, when a lire is sweeping a wood or a prairie, the best way to fight it is to. start a backfire. In the attack now being made by organized propaganda machines on American institutions, government, democratic principles,'and outlook, the best defense is such a backfire. ; .. The public .forum, the discussion or study group,; these are the front on •which J..YV. Studebaker. U. S. Commissioner of Education, wants to see this backfire kindled. His Office.- of Education in Washington has prepared a complete"set of programs and agenda for formation and conduct of such groups. They , are . encouraging their '''formation air""ovei r " the country, to bring.^forcibly and definitely to the-American people their stake in the events now shaking the world. Now, more than ever, people cannot' afford to- stop, learning just because formal school days are over. Enlightenment is today, as always, the best defense of free government. SO THEY SAY TME I D ENTVXL- ELECTION OF WiTH A* TOT/XL- POPULAR VOTB OF INI THE. ELECTION WB1JLKS POL. LED VOTE THAM THIS .IN D, AND jLOS-7- OXLENDAf^S FOR THIS THEV /\RE. RRilNTED IM IN ORDER. THAT THHV A%AV BE SEEN THB VvHAT V\/AS KNOWM «*THE SICK OF= EUROPE TESTERD.VY: Kent is home for three <lrty«. He "vva.s injured in the <:xj»losiou of a dud bomb, but hi* si^bt ifti not . i»ermaucutly im- vaircU. Doctors believe an operation will restore it. Me talks ou, Mttll believing Am» it* be-sltle him. ile asks about April, ejillin^ her tho "Clitterbusr." April i* turiuu*. * <t * ANN REFUSES TO RETURN CHAPTER III ; A PRHJ : managed to leave Ken! at Iris gate with a murmured answer. It was an answer that said noth- were oft camping. She said as much, to Miss April. Just as long as you're home n time for breakfast," April said, 'you can go your merry way with my blessing." * • • JYJFHEN the house was quiet at " last, all the flippancy vanished from April It was 9 - o'clock. Within: the next half hour the hree handsome swains who were ;aking her to Casa Blanca would be ringing the bell. She must hurry {o reach Ann by long distance, to make the homecoming arrangements, and then to figure some way out of tonight's date with Kent Carter to which she had committed herself. In the dimly lighted hall where the telephone table stood, April looked up at the small oil portrait of Ann. An artist who had owed Dad money for settling a damage suit had painted it when the sister was 16. But Ann hadn't changed. There were, her eyes; brown, wist- ul and appealing; there was the mole-brown hair and the .quiet brow. "She doesn't need to be ,": April said half aloud, sing—and how she can sing!" "I've waited for chance. I'm not going to give it up now. I'm not coming home." iay Vanished in Ann's quick an- «Here goes/' April thought, and paused briefly ; went whirled the dial for long distance'. <^er of fact, jj.Kent ^ I want to place a call to New £ *^ ^^^ew^or^S York. '••••• Then almost before she' could "HeUo," April said to the familiar voice, "I would like to great Vivano _ April clutched the telephone , speak to Miss Ann Burnett." stubbornly. "It doesn't matter," "Ann Burnett? I'm sorry, but I she wailed. "You'll have to post- think she's just gone out." ing but promised much in the! "Oh, no," and April,' who. had ' manner of all sweethearts. forgotten about placing the call in What mattered now was that Person to Ann fairly wailed she was tearing down the hill, "Please, I've got to get her at escaping from what had been the once strangest situation she'd ever "Wait a-minute. 'Maybe I can known. The wintry air smelled catch her." The strange voice good free! drifted off and even 500 miles Kent Carter, temporarily blind- away. April could catch the sounds id, had taken her for Ann, the sis- ?* nurrying steps and a door open- ^ And.then, unbelievable but true, tomorrow if April had to turn the I a voice came through the wir. world upside down to get her. the voice that might have been She wasn't doing this for Kent, her own, so identical was it. "Oh, Not at all. She was doing it for hello," Ann was saying Ann. - "Ann, dear, this is April!" And Clitterbug. indeed! Kent Car- then.'because she was trembling ter 'would eat those words some April cradled the telephone in-her day. Then she shrugged. 'What hand and curled up on the.lounge difference did it make what he "Oh, April dear. What's wrong?' ler with whom he was in love. Ann was away, but she'd be back called her? He was nothing to j The quick pulse of .fear traveled pone it, cancel-it. anything." Ann might not have heard her. Hie was saying, "I've lived for his time, worked for it. It : may je the making of my future. Yes, chance of a lifetime, this audition for YTvano." * • * * A NN'S voice. Yes, while April •^ and Ann talked alike and. laughed alike, Ann's singing voice went away ahead . and beyond April's. It was a lovely contralto and everything must be done to keep it that way. Mother was always particular to have nothing disturb Ann before a recital. April knew if she told Ann now about Kent's blindness, her sister might .go all to pieces- It might even spoil the audition. So instead, she almost bawled into the 'phone. "Kent-loves you, Ann. her. the miles in a split second^ Octavia'was. waiting, hovering "We're perfectly all right," Apri in a way that made April alert made herself say. steadily. "Mothe He's crazy about you." "Of course he is." Ann gave a small sigh and then .with the quick little gasp characteristic of her, "How "come you take so long, and Dad went up to the cabin to asked, "Did he tell you. so?" : tfiss April?" Octavia asked. "Dat 'build log fires and spend a rugged - "Yes—no." April .floundered and Mi: .rain was on time 'cause Ah heard week-end, Octavia has taken her- her tooting same's usual. You self downtown 'and at any minute meet Mister Carter okay and give Nip is going to howl hello." him the message?" • • • "And you?" There was gay re"Misler Carter is safely at home lief .in, Ann's question. 5n the arms of Auntie/' April an- "Oh, me. I'm my same gorgeous sxvered. "And if you wonder why self, Annie. Reason I'm calling up I'm late, you should take yourself has to do with you, Ann. You've downtown, to see the traffic jam got to come home at ; once—this caused by the free barbecue' in very night, on the midnight train." Drinking by tho elile i.s.apeci. craved, and enlarged a-s jl zigzags through the lower brackets of the social order, .••gathering millions on the way that swarm into' the low dives and dens, thence shunted on lo courts and spewed out uito society ns divorcees, criminals, diseased, insane, cripples, orphans and indigent*.— Former Uov. Uirej.i D. Dickinson'; of 'Michigan. * , ' * * France has bccri the crossroads of European development. . . '. Thus geographical fact of a position cannot be changed even by • Kenry E. Bourne. profesj--or-emeriui.s oi Western Reserve University. * * * I am proud of my German la! owl. Bui I hair aggresjion and tyranny.— Wendell Wilikic. I'or- mrr G. O. P. presidential candidate. ANSWER: Turkey. Once a powerful empire. Turkey's disintegration set in about 1540, and from 1683 to 1922, the sick man title was .quite appropriate. -'•:•' ' NEXT: Ancient ideas of SU Valentine's Pay. _; the bandstand square. "But why? There is something Free barbecue?" Octavia was wrong, then!" thrown at once off the scent,. or "No, Ann, everything's as right rather thrown' on it The scent of. as right can be. Better yet, Kent ham and pork roasting on a spittle. Carter came home today." Knowing she must get Octavia "Kent! You mean for goo out of. the house at all costs and at once. April went on. "You better join the jamboree, Octavia. I There won't be a hambone left in News Man Pinch Hits For Legislature In Need i The Liberty Bell crackcj in 1835, while tolling the death of Chief Justice John' Marshal! o£ the U. S. Supreme Court.. cvnother hour." "Sure ? nuf?" Octavia's eyes rolled and. her voice rolled, too. until she remembered that she had lo be on duty while ber "folks" ; 'Kent! You mean for good, from Fort Dodd? T) "No, honey, not for good. On leave until Monday night. Now listen, quick, Ann, because every word I'm saying costs,money. I" was all unexpected, I mean Kent'; coming home. Naturally, he' crazy to see you." All the things she'd meant t hen, blessing of blessings, Nip came bounding to bark his 'howlo." ' : ' . ' "When the barking was over, so aS the bad minute. Ann, apparently being hurried away by someone who .stood at her elbow in that lalhvay 500.miles away,.spoke iu her same, lovely, gentle lilt. "You send word to Kent, April, that I'm heartbroken I can't make it. But don't dare tell him about the audition. That must be kept a secret until I know it's a success." •'.••" So that \vas that! She, April, was to send word to Kent Carter that 'Ann was heartbroken but couldn't get to Pattonsville. These were Kent's-.-three- days against the darkness 1 .. . Out of her confusion and,despair, a flash of sheer inspiration struck April. . . ; <To Be Continued) history. R-ALETGIf. N. C. .(UP) — North Carolina's state senate was so poor? ' ly attended for one Saturday morning session that Licul-.-Gov. Reginald L.- Harris, presiding officer, drafted «' newspaperman : Jolin W. i Cannon of the Greensboro. N. C., l Daily News, to act as-reading'clerk. T'ne session lasted two minutes?.' with only three senators prevent, Cannon, "however, had to read one now bill v;liich was introduced. Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to make formal announcement, of the following candidates [or public office at the municipal! "«>' tor ;,, 5] election. April 1. .UJblUJ. UU1 HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Nations. Wilson, in his turn, j vide for their care-. As si.'a ho_ i& yielded ground because with a | entitled lo the same' exempt-urn LCHUUC and the United States in i allowed a married person—$2:000. it. he felt present injustices would j Thoro arc some unusual be wiped out. In his last Eird.ra.ll uses • careful cnaptfv under this classification. A .single Professor I ne,son. v; ho .supports and maintains words: ! in one household onn'or more in- For Mayor TOM A. LITTLE E. R. (Rabbit> JACKSON 1 Wilson Oniv [ sludv of the record reveals S dividual* who arc closely connect- -I xi.vWcmiJMy consistency in Jed'with him by blood, by marriage. ^1 By J. R. William^ OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major HoopJe VESSUH-PURTY MEAR \ AI.L O v TH' RAMGHES IM TH5^ PLASMS COUNTRY HAVE ANYWHEPS FROM OME TO A DOZEKJ HOUWDS.'PER, CH/\S!M THIRTY VEA^STOO • T.-m. fits. n,t. TAT. off. at Pans Wilson's ftelit. for hi* program un- j or by :Kloplion. and whose right to | overwhelming dimcultir~. a; | exercise family control and provide -;| hish decree of t}aUU p j:<l I tor them is based upon a A new book OlO T -SAY rtODOlMG? VOLJR MERG1L WAS HOW ODD IN UAK-HAK.'f T CkN\£ TO ASHVOFfHE [^ PIPE'S TO GHH A OF A DREftM- BOOK— T GOT SAO CUCKOO CLOCK .*- aVIS. i WP jj a>s a ITJ^I, tierce of poUtv^l ! for them is based upon a Icgal_or • i intelliconoc in traii.slp.ting the a'j- ! moral obligation, is the head of ^ i>ok hv P,,,l Bii-dsaU-isU-acr prinript-: ol' hte program] family, mid. as .wchjs ^ ^ ^ Twnr'v vov- Afic- 1 i into concvcic urlails of appiira-r tljp exemption .iHowfid n- mm,led i w»l-h-o.4'• V3J.«ia^L Uion." : prr5on~S3.000.Ui ^ciit.on^hc may .. ' _^ ' ^" n> " J I_...'" i ._ „.:, ... rlniin n C.l'Cdit Of S40D 'O'. Cfl^'l (Rcynnl nixl well be wl'.erl "Woodrow Wil>o3i Ho :;a.Vf. Wil«o"'.s cntiAS Vindicated Tv.-rnly Y?grs AHe.r-" hir; failures, but lail to assp. 1 ^ the Per th^.1 i^ exactly what the d&-! enormous value of the evils he tinguished V)roTf*s~or oT rxl; at i prevrn:cti. Finally: Wiiiisms College (loos after, a min- ! "The record clearly :;hcws that nte Mudy of <iil p-.iblisberi dccu-s on cvnr y niivjcv filiation nv.l that, ittcnts. letters anrl mrrooirs n'nc! j O r rrpara'ion. thr Tr<\ r ;!y of Vcr- drdiict ; .ons JJori or Tlie n from hitherto • prrscntr. sallies \vould h.:we b.?cv. -.1 wovs i.r^l.y had WJJ.son remaned i Warhir.^ton "Vith a.U 5ns mis he shot a'. Irc»m Uie fr«il. b>" tv>kes-. iic emerges '«-s only % \ t-he treaty tnakrrr. ifcsn Britain, I France. Ilrly nntl Japan, all of vrhom wanted loot: sniped R'"frorji ... the rear by Theodore RocsevelU \ Senator Lo:!gp sr.d ot-hrr V?ilscn '• haters wl:o told the -svcrid the i President n.o Icnc^r represented: his' country; anc: hampered in his j own wifgsiir.-n by men' thought tbti:nsTl\Ts bi^arr their leader. Tl-,Eie L 5 - a "-tf! irtn.'y b; reading i today that some senators want the. | bsliis ere! -ts in the present war to j state their -*-ar aims. In ths last 1 v,-ar these were stated for the | allies by "Wilson hi his fainous \ o! real stature at rare." Your Federal hi come Tax No. 9 Who Is The Head Of A Family? cl^ivn « credit of dependent. Another example .not *o ui;i"H C'.it of the usu3l i'5 this": A widower who Kiuiports in his hou-t'.iokl n^ect mother r>nd his -child 17 yrnv:i of i/ar is the. hro,d o!' a family, and i HS sScri is entitled to an e^inplion ; or $2.000 ?.nd -u'credit of $800 for! Mpi- infrrquriioly a HV;e Uu. ; . is rf-:pcrt.en'. Jt involves the support i o<"'an iT-rUgEut- ed.uit Uy a .^h-,?';r l ' person who K inoraUy ar.fl V?gaily cbligated to provide a boivtc tcr exemption ss the head of a fBtnily may be allowed—the circtimstanc"-; cf "each case, are comirierrd in making the drierraination. If tin? ir.divuUial so. supported is not U- npnrioUv dcpcnrient. even thcilgn tb.e taxpayer ma;rjta5ns a common hoine and furnishes the chief support, the latter may not claim the I exemption. | A taxpayer who supports In his ' i home his minor children over whom treaties t \vcer, them. over Wilson M'I\»V k -\t» 1J \.* >A » -»«-l ' " 1 •-- . * Thcv he-Id * clubi pendents, ami he must have a legal uvw _ occausc thev ' know I or moral obligation to .exercise his anxiety to have a League of 1 family control over them ana pro- own in'.'omc. but docs exercise I'um- iiy control, he cannot be classilied as the head of a family.

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