The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 13, 1941 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 13, 1941
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK;) COURIER NEWS ••- — T . "THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE-CtoURIE#''NEW6 CO. . H: W..HAINE8,' Publisher SA&UEI/R "NORRIS, Editor J. THOSiAS 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 the post- office at/ BlyUievilTe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October. 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytl'ievillc, I5c per week, or 65c per. month. By- maflf within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year; $1.50 for six months, 75e for three months; by mail, in postal zones two to six inclusivp, $6.50 per year;" in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year,, payable, in advance. It's the Principle of the Thing We are all accustomed to catchwords, and the old •business of "dis- • agreeing with every word you say ami fighting for your right to say it/', is accepted as a commonplace. As a, general principle, almost' ev- eiy American accepts it. Only when the principle comes down to application is it sometimes difficult to .stick, by;one's guns. Yet it must be obvious "• that,only insofar as it is applied is the principle of any practical value. Out in California there .-is a court case brewing. It concerns an application for naturalization by one Hans Biebelj. who quite frankly and openly ehmounces that lie is an anti-Semite: The IL S. Naturalization Service opposed tlie grant of citizenship'.,:^' , A memorandum was^then filedwith the court-by the American• Giv-it. liiber-" ties Union as a "friend of Uiecourt," asking that EfiebePs application be grantedf A. L. Wirin, veteran attorney for the A. C. L. U., bases the memorandum on the contention 1 'that the Nat- uf-alization Act "makes certain behavior, not beliefs, ground for denial: of: naturalization," and that "freedom ot' thought and of speech is guaranteed to- the- alien as. well as tlie citizen, and- . . . includes fveedbnv for\ the thought that we hate." TJhc Choi Liberties Union- has often been accused of a too-ready defense of those espousing- radical causes^:when tHeii- civil liberties were infringed; iipon: Yet the Union has defendecf^rlenry Ford's right* to air his views-; and here defends tlie position of a man whose confessed point of vie\v is probably thoroughly repugnant to W.irin personally and- to practically all the officers and members of the Union.. ' Is it foolish thus to •defend 1 those whose-views are completely at variance with basic American ideas? Our whole American way is-built on the belief that it is not. For what is the alternative? If prospective citizens are to be barred for beliefs not covered by the Constitution to which they must swear allegiance, we are forcing men into a mental mould. And we believe that the state has power io regulate action, but that thought and -speech must be free, else more is lost than could be gained by regulating them. We hope that if Diebel gets his citizenship he will have learned a lesson m toleration, for he will owe it partly to the intercession of those who' utterly disagree with him. May he then go . as a certain lawyer was^once bidden, and do likewise. OUT OUR WAY Taxing Soldiers' Cigarets A nice legal 1 problem has arisen with regard to the operation'of post exchanges in the numerous military posts scattered through every' state: Has the 1 state a right to tax ciga- rets and other similar supplies' sold through such agencies? It depends whether a post exchange is an ; instrumentality of tlie federal government conducted: as a necessary part of army operation. A post exchange is usually a: voluntary, unincorporated setup; virtually a non-profit co-operative, supervised by, but not actually- run by, army authorities. IT il is a federal- institution tied' in as an nuMspensable part of army operation, states probably cannot tax supplies solcl through them. But if running a store is a mere convenience to soldiers, and its stocks are not the property of the United States, states may assert (and some of them have) their right to- tax. Army canteens and post exchanges are likely to be around 1 for a long time' in increasing numbers. Their volume of business will' 1 )je an: item. So there's .one for legal wits to whet themselves upon! Women and Children First? . It is good to see' a; sudden solicitude for women and • children. , ' The Italians are reported to be seeking an arrangement to evacuate to : safety 80,000 women and children, colonists; in Ethiopia. We hope it will 1 be possible to do this; 'that the British will be able to blot out for the nrornent the-picture of their own women and children blown to bits, buried under walls, mangled . and-tonr Jjy shell' fragments, crouching " night after night in stinking cellars as the bombers (some of them Italian) rumble overhead. Yes, we hope the British will be able to rise .above thoughts like that,, and: to: protect the helpless. Terrible things might Ha'ppeiv to these* innocents. For the Ethiopians have probably not forgotten what happened' to their womeriv and children when-' their villages-Bloomed with' "v'ii> torio Mussolini's ghastly "roses:"" SO THEY SAY Nervous, tense people—like Hitler—make gooci piccolo players.—Arthur T. Cremin, clircctbr, New York Schools of Music.* * * Europe's control: or v ; the overseas world is probably broken• and: done:—Dr. Clinton Howard;professor or History, University of Carifornia. * * * It is common "to • speak of the newspapers oi today as purely commercial enterprises managed with a single eye to< profits. T.Hc facts of the study suggest' that for most of the press of the United States this is a slander.—Dr. E. L. Thorndyke. Columbia University psychologist. * * * - "V I want this war to end by negotiation, before the men, women, and' children of tlie world, arc debauched and demoralized; before' the weaitif and treasures of the world .arc destroyed, and before human rights and- liberties arc lost lor- evcr.-William- Rhodes Davis, international oil operator, * * * The average man of the 13th century had G5GO more chances of dying peacefully in bed Ulan has his descendant of the 20th— Waldc- mar KnempfTert on the prospects for peace 1 SIDE GLANCES •—« CQPR. tMt BYNEASEHVlCKiNC. T. M. KK. U. S. PAT. OFF. "We spend thousands of dollars building you up as a star—you read your own publicity—and, of all things, ,you believe it!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD B^.William Ferguson ACCORDJNJO TO ANCIENT WAS THE ONI WHICH EUROS CAN "you NAME" THESE BOOK MORE THA'M THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1941 BVRUTNAYERS DRAFTED FOR LOVE COPVJUGHT. . NKA CCftVICC. INC. BY NCA SERVICE. INC. -^ ANSWER: 1. Gone With the Wind; 2. Little Women- 3 The Good Earth; 4. The Harvester. NEXT: Wlial killed off-the dinosaurs? HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Josephus Daniels has a long memory. He is making fhe most of it in perhaps the liveliest and most important set of memoirs to come off the presses in a long time. Tlie elderly North Carolina newspaperman, who was secretary ot" the navy under Wilson, Xs now U. S. ambassador to Mexico under Roosevelt, published his first volume a year ago. "Tar Heel Editor." Now comes his second, "Editor in Politics (University "of North Carolina Press: $3.50). He plan's to write two more and perhaps a third, five in all. tracing his- remarkable experience in, American politics - from the "raw deal"" to the New Deal. The "raw deal'' was the sort of politics Josephus Daniels tackled head-on as a young editor in tlie Carolinas of the tray nineties. And because he tackled it he got into By T. R. DOWM SO FAR THAT CRAWUNJ* AROUMD TO GIT DOWKJ FURTHER WHY--T - THE WORRY- WART OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major HoopJe * <i7 -» HULLOjlWGLE 8UL&Y MEW UMCLE^LEAKlDERT-^FlSHBOvVL? M LET ME . 1 ^ SHE /-^ 3-OME, MY BOY/GRANDFATHER SOT A SWELL !NME^--| MOOPLH OMCe CARRIED-ATT<iS-POCKET •X ^ BEEHNE/'HE- TRNNiEO A BEE TO SUCK AT A -ROWER IN\ ms LAPEL, AND THE HONEY-MAKER WOULD suzz GRANDFATHER'S POCKET ABOOTA ''' POCKET RSVIBOVVL 60 YOU'D KNOW WHENi vTO COWE IM OOT OP -""•«: QUIT WHENi CLOUDS *' * *'. MASQUERADE FOR A DAY CHAPTER V ES > as Hal Parks had said, there were other ways of being di-afted besides for the-army. You coul'd be; di-afted for peace work, for service—why even for love. Drafted!for love!. April said the words; aloud' and couldn't-help laughing:at how they soundW: Her laugh echoed: in the• ramb- Img-hbuse to arouse>Nip,.tKe wire^ .laifreidi who poked 5 his head from the hallway- door, gave a small yip and promptly, retreated; Oc- iavia; dozing; until the young: mistress arrived;, was almost as brief: Going upstairs t6' Her room. April Burnett, made another impulsive-decision: Ann was away; Kent was home on leave, eyes blinded, life at a standstill until his sight.returned; Why shouldn't .she be drafted for love for one day? In the dark, middle-night hours, n seemed very simple and smooth. When she finally slept, her conscience slept with her. *•' *• * r THE 'next morning, she fairly . flew to answer the telephone,, reaching; it just before Octavia came Lumbering through the kitchen door. "Hello;" she said. _"Oh, Ann, you^fe all right?" Kent's words were eager, happy. "Fine," she said, and then in- a whisper, "everyone's asleep except, me. I'll meet you iiv about hal£ an hour in front of your House." Hardly waiting, to hear his answer, she hung up: Nip, aroused' by the jangle of-.the telephone 'bell, pranced at her heels. Seizing Octavia in th'e kitchen'. April--demanded, "What can you root out of the ice box? I'm. going, on a camp fire jaunt today." Octavia, sad-eyed;- reproachful because there'd been-no free barbecue- last night; pondered; this; "Camp fire? Why, Miss April, you hasn't been on no outdoor cooking trip since you was in your lollypop days. How come you ; lar'-dri w out' today?" "Well;.it's a swell day,.isn't it and why should I sit in a stuffy house when all outdoors is calling?" . "It done never call you.before," Octavia: brooded. "Now you-take' that-dear sister of yours, my own little lamb, Miss Ann; Many a time she's gone out on a day. like this for one of: dem steak fries." "Exactly! Steak fry. That's what it's going- to fee;. Fill the thermos bottle; pack the steaks^ toss in the salt and plenty of whatever else we need." Octavia blinked; then cast a suspicious look at April. "Who else is goih' on this here outing?" "The whole: town,' the whole •world;, maybe." As April started for the _ stairs she heard- Octavia grumbling something about how lucky sh'e was that she had a prime roast on liand fvom which a few choice slabs could be cut for steaks. Nip; torn between a raid on the ice box and tagging April; chose the Tatter,, *' * * ;£jjNE. thought intruded as April i dressed; She would; give Ann plenty of time to- arrive nom.e v if sh'e had; taken the midnight train fronri New York. Now for Her outfit. She felt a Xateli in her thrbatas she-remehi- 'bered Kent Carter wouldn't see it. Just the same,, she chose her newest sweater combination, wool in a luscious ice cream color, worn over flame red slacks with: a matching hood. She'd" top it oft" with Ann's coat, the- same one she liad worn, last night. In the. distance;, she-heard the whistle of- tlie -New 'York train: It would take only a few minutes on Sunday mornihg;for th> town taxi to reach the Burnett house. Fif teen minutes^ went by, 20, a tialf Hour. No Aiuj; Resolutely; April ran downstairs to- the garage. When she had the car out, she made a quick uive; ihifr tlie kitclieh. for the kit Octavia h'ad packed; and fled without a word' or a backward look. No time to think- now. She was in this and had; to see it through. It would only be for one day. Ann would surely be here tomorrow. . * * * Tjf ENT was waiting at the gate of the Carter house. As April slowed the car, she had a< ctiance to look at him; He was out of uniform and had worn slacks; too, 1 and a heavy sweater. His head was lifted; the glasses making dark shadows on his-face. . "Ann!" "Good morning, Kent." "Good morning; glory:" He was stepping'toward the- car with sure steps as if her being there was giving' him,, the confidence he needed; " "I was scared'last night that ail the excitement had made ybii-a ..wreck. I'd know- •: soon? • enough whether you were all 1 right if i. could see you." He had climbed into the car. "Does it matter so much," ApriV 1 asked with her heart in her mouth "that you can't-see me, yet?" "As long as- you're .beside me. nothing'matters." ButsheUseen the shadow cross his face and realized no matter how confident he was in what the doctors had said,, there was this fear behind everything that per- haps-hte wasn't going to see again —ever. • < ? ui< l!S? r ' she Banged the sub- :ject. "The day, Kent-it's^ made to order." "Yes, to order for us. Tell me about it,. Ann." As he moved-closer to her, she started the car.: Ann! Always Ann; She picked her words as' she was sure Ann, would have "You?d hardly know it's winter "' she said. The sky is as cloudless as October and the sun is going to be- as warm. Even the grass has a-green look where"tHe. frost has dried, and -the'Hills are hori- ,zon blue." • •_ ; There, that" was- the- way Aim would have described it. She'felt proud of herself. Besides; now that she looked' at the view; she realized it was beautiful. "I've brought the fixings for a steak fry," she said: "Go on—tempt me furtlier." His head' was back against the leather seat. She'noticed-his'hair, Drown;, with' a brief; russet' wave. "Well, if you must be tempted- furth'er, we're going to 'drive miles and-' miles out to that windmill farm, we discovered:" *••«•* gHE was thankful Kent couldn't see the guilty-' blush which ; slie knew was creeping' into Her face Last night, wlien she'd been mak-- ing these fantastic plans, she found a notebook Ann. used in her music lessons. ( Tbered been a few notations on the margins; 0he~- of them had said—"Kent and I found another perfect place for picnics' today. We drove into Green county, through the State park to wiierc tlie red'- road 1 fork's off and came upon a : farm witH a' windmill.-" "You remembered it, Ann?" "Yes;"' stie faltered: "It, was a —red letter day;" The words were clicking Her. Tliis venture-had'seemed easy and gallant oh her part when she started out. But no, not a m'jtb from the Garter Home, Her courage was already failing. She, April} had no riglit to be-here: SHe was an-outsider, an-interloper. Why, she was worse;than; a' Glitterbug.' ...She must tell "Kent- at.once;, no; matter what the consequeneev; She the tiip o'C- the hill'and then, abrup-t'ty; jammed on the brakes; Tlie c'a'ir quivered; to-a-stop. (To Be Continued) trouble. Once the advertisers threatened to put his little Democratic sheet out of existence, another time he was held : in contempt- of court. This second' volume covers- the period from 1893 to 1913. Tliose were bitter years in North Carolina and Daniels' chatty yet two- listed book mirrors' graphically the struggle between liberal and ; reactionary forces in the south: Always was the editor on. the side of the progressives, "agin" the' corporations, "agin" corruption in politics. But by no means does Editor Daniels project himself boldly into these; memoirs. If anything lie is subordinated so that you get : a- picture of American politics first 1 and the story of Josephus Daniels second. : In 1893 the young editor' with a bride and family responsibilities and a paper with dwindling' income, accepted a past as assistant secretary of the interior in Washington. His political career dates from that point. He got S2700 in Washington, lived on $100 a month and kept his paper going with the balance. Tt \vas a sacrifice but it paid dividends in the .public benefits that pepar. tho Raleigh News Observer, returned to North Carolina over the years. Incidentally, iherc is a - very good picture of Franklin D. Roosevelt a.s Daniels first knew him in thus second volume. That wa.s when Roosevelt as a young state senator organized' a band oT liberal young Democrats to defeat a pillaging Tammany candidate. "Blue-Eyed Billy Shcchan." for the U. S: Senate. or such 'other place as she or lie may occupy as a temporary or permanent' residence. It ii not always necessary that a- taxpayer and- his dependents jive..under one roof; the whole year ;round iiv-or'der that he. be allowed; : the- exemption given trie-head of ;a family. If tlie: common: home is maintained, and'the parent? is away _much- of the time oiv business, or a cliikl is away at 1 school or on a visit, that is still "one-household," and the exemption Is allowed. It rhay. be unavoidable for a parent to- keep his dependent children witlr relatives, or in a boarding House, while he' lives elsewhere— that- constitutes "one household/' But a person who, without necessity, gives the dependent of another a< home, is not, under the income-tax regulations, the head; of a family. Another term that may be. ia some cases, confusing or perplexing to many taxpayers • is "Jiving together," in the case of a husband and wife. Again the income-tax regulations arc, liberal in interpreting a phrase which, precisely defined, might do an injustice to a' taxpayer. When a' cbmmoir home is maintained, and it becomes necessary for the Husba.nct' to be away on business occasionally and 'temporarily, or the' wife is absent ;on a visit, the $2,000' exemption still applies. ThY relation is not changed; neither is Uie' exemption 'forfeited, if either husband or wife is unavoidably confined in a' sanatorium. If;. however, tlie. husband continuously makes hLs home ih one place, and the wife her liomc .at-another, they arc not "living, together" within tlie meaning of the Internal Revenue Code. In- Colonial days, pumpkiiv- beer was a popular beverage. Aimoiuiceiiieivts _ \ The Courier News has been nu~ thorized to make-formal- announcement of the following, candidates 'for public office at the municipal election April 1. For Mayor TOM A. tlTTLE E, R. (Rabbit) JACKSON HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde iiewi? Invoiue Tux No. What Is A "Family"? "In our housrholfi" is a phrase which confront nnmy tuxpaym when they come to m»lic out iUcir income-tax returns, what do the regulations mean" when they classify as the head of a family one. who actually support* and maintains "in one household" a certain number of dependents? Income-tax regulations arc not straight and narrow in interpreting* this phrase. U may mean" the taxpayer's- personal residence,, an ^apartment, rooms in a boarding house, living quarters in-a hotel, iw >v.m4..M»vici; INC T. M. RCG, u. s. TAT. OFF 'Got any liol" jive on that Uiing?"

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