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Blytheville, Arkansas
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fdtflt BLYtHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher - SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor . THOMAS PHltWPS, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLfcr (ARK,) COURIEft NEWS 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, I5c per week, or 65c per month. By inail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 7oc for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, ilO.OO per year, payable in advance. We Dare Not Refuse Leadership .There IP something about the American people that makes them reluctant to assume responsibility and leadership in proportion to their world position. It is natural. Our forefathers came to this hemisphere, most of them, deliberately to get away from the old ambitions, and old imperialisms which were gradually making Europe unfit to live in. We had a continent of our own to develop and exploit. We had no need of overseas dominion, and every time circumstances have forced us into exercising it, we have shrunk back and done it either Unwillingly or badly, or both. Even so' short a time ago as 1920, the military phases of the World War being over, we shrank from any active part in creating a better world order. Our nature and our position have combined to make those altitudes possible, perhaps desirable. But now we find world leadership thrusting itself upon us in many fields. In spite of ourselves, oiir strength makes us a great world power. Changing circumstances have shown clearly that we are not unaffected, and cannot remain unmoved by" what goes on .in the rest of the world. For oiiu own safety, we must'use our power. Financially, unless some totally new concept of 'money and exchange becomes , dominant in the- world, 'We • are now in a position of vast influence. We have 8<Tper cent of the gold in the world. .The gold exchange system 'of the world as we have known it, or any exchange and monetary system based on gold, can never function without our leaership. Operating with the .Stabilization Fund, the treasury, lias already taken steps to steady and co-ordinate with our own certain South American currencies, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, scarcely internationalist in ordinary times, has urged strongly that this be a mere beginning— that "international trade can never be resumed on any normal footing unless the United States moves how to get a monetary basis laid on which it can function. The fact that w6 are engaged*iii a mighty effort J.o provide the sinews of war for Britain docs not lessen, but rather increases the obligation to try to prepare the way for the world of peace that must come some day. One way to do this is t 0 take the tead in setting up a workable system of international money and exchange that peoples which wish to trade OUT OUR WAY peacefully with one another will be .able to do so. And now is the time to do it. More Inter-American Ties There are 21 nations in the Pan- American system. The relations of all of them to each other are included in Pan-Americanism, not merely the relations of each to the United States. Pan-Americanism is given a boost every time ah American nation links itself more closely to other American nations, for such ties tend to make all concerned less dependent on Europe and Asia. Thus when Chile and Peru gel together on a'mutual defense pact and trade agreement, as they did the other clay, it strengthens the ha'iicl of both in resisting any possible aggression from the west, and that is a good thing for the United States. At the River Plate conference at Monte- Video, just'concluded, some 1(1 different agreements were made between ami among the countries of southern South America, all tending to build up their economies. It is good to see these developments, lor the interest of the United States coincides with the development of the .independent .strength'of all the countries to the south. Whoa Up, There! i In a way,, we're almost glad that this came up. It illustrates so plainly the dangers of hysteria, the kind of .hysteria which wouldn't be justified even if the United States were at war and actually invaded. From Austin, Texas, comes a report that a member of the Texas House of Kepreseritatives (we mercifully omit ^s name) has introduced a \\\\ to classify as justifiable homicide the killing of "any instigator of unAmcrican activity within the state." Any comment on that would be tf'klmg th e my, but we , H risk - the • Seal-ion that to us the introduction of any such hair-brained bill is in itself an ..un American ..activity. So perhaps 't» jus* as well for the Texas legislator hat we don't share his touching bcto in homicide as n sovereign remedy for our country's ills THEY SAY On, anny, our navy, our nir corps, oiir faces our farms, can outdo the best that Hie. U opathocracies" of thc world can muster. Paul v. MteNutt, Federal Security adnimistrn- * r h '•• ?) pnmc of S!lnm nrmlc * i»t the A;ncric H n union/ We c,o ^ yCai " U0r n " L ^ ^r any roilcsrc -Wlnstou Churchill, ' KU vcrn- he . T 'ic gl accompllBhnicnts of r * * * I have often heard Newton D. B llkcr sav Um tlcspan-ccl of our ever .solving Uic complicated "*n,c. social nnd political problptns Qf our «*> long ;v s our citiz'rns r jf{ pi . t! ^ .^ fs of *ge cease all systematic Mudv of cvcvv- '»'* »«» «ielr private bu«n res or' ~A. Caswcl! Ellis, director, ci-vel-m profon. SIDE GLANCES 'Don't pay any attention to him-^if he seems to be scowling at you, it's because of a false rumor we haven't enough apple pie to go around." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson WHY DID DINOSAURS BECOME EXTINCF SCIENTISTS SAV,"LAND. X^REAS ORADUALLV DEPRIVED THE DINOSAURS O^HS^FOOD COPR. 1941 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. HEC. U. S. PAT. OFF. M/HAT MUST A UNliTBD STATES PRESIDENT DO BEFORE HIS LIKENESS WfLL. BE PLACED ON ANSWER: He inust die. Living Presidents and living ex-Presidents are not used on U. S. postage stamps. NEXT: Can a crippled elephant walk? HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Reporter' 3 s INpiCs /-i • /-i i • Invc Iri'aphic Look at Lincoln "Lincoln on the Kvc of "61" by Henry Villurrl 'Knapf: $].t!.Vi w the brief but gv;iplnr rr-c- [.'hi a flap ''lUlro-.u! station about 20 ord of a y'oun? tir'wspnppnnan 'inilas wr.>t c.l ^])rin'.:fic!d. on my wlio spent five .monlm vatli the President between his election in i860 and his inauguration. Actually, the little book is n collection of the reporters dispute lies, with notes. As such the volume is onc of the most revealing pictures of .the Civil War "president yet writlcn. Here Ls a typical bit. It describes Vit- lard's meeting with Lincoln fU, a railroad .station: Ho and I mot urcidrntally, abont D o'clock on ;i hot. sultry even ing. * $&S ^A? $SSJ OW '^ 5S?VWV ' AN^GbiNTS I ' DRAFTED FER DP KNOW "BOUT THIS- WAR. BUTINTH' LAST QfsiE THEY TOOK' TWENTV MACHINISTS OFF LEARN TH' AM' TH 1 WAR i H OUGHBOV?; -\APPRENTICES FER TO tEARM D£ '_ *oS£wi» IftAU SeKftt." fee. By -I- R. WilliaiiiH OUR BOARDING HOUSK; Maior Hoop!.- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1941 DRAFTED FOR LOVE BYRUTHAYERS c6nr*iGHT. ijM- KEA SERVICE. INC. «»*. ;---- •• April decided to D«e n* her Muter for OB« d«r» IiIunH u iilcnh? witb Kent. Hut miraiy ore they undcrwny uhd ftcr courage begin* to fail. Sh* «top» (be cur. * * * LAST PERFECT MINUTE CHAPTER VI ^S Kent turned to her in the sudden, stopping of the car, something familiar roiled over the ' seat arid into April's lap. "Why, Nip," she choked, "whatever are you doing here?" What Nip was doing right then was barking, a snappy bark of protest because he'd been aroused from a nap in the rumble seal. Kent began to laugh, it was the first time April had heard the sound from him and it did something to her. "Weil, Nip, you old scoundrel—up to the same tricks all over again, aren't you?" he said. "I'm sorry," April said. "He climbed in without me knowing. I'll turn back and park him." "Park him, nothing. Nip's been with us where we're going today." He reached over to find Nip's head and patted it. And then his liand, somehow, tangled in April's fingers and before she could speak, he had lifted them to his lips. The firm resolution she'd made with herself to te]J Kent she wasn't Ann, but April, began io crumble. And crumpled even more when Keiil said slowly, "Sweetheart, it's sort of funny, Nip coming along. They say you can't ever go. back, that you can't have the sarrie day over again. But I have a feeling that we're going to laugh at that jinx today." "No, it won't be the same," her voice was breaking. "It can't be." * * * J£ENT caught the hint of .a sob. She felt him straighten, saw the puzzled frown. "You're not— you're not feeling sorry for me?" "Oh, not that!" April almost shouted it. Relief spread on Kent's face, "For a minute you had me scared," he said. "But now I-want to tell you something..- All -the time -after the accident, when I was in the hospital, too darn proud to write you because of that quarrel we'd had, I was hanging on to one idea. I believed that if you arid I could pack up arid have a day to ourselves in the hills, we'd fall in love all over again. That's what kept me going. You see how much It means?" April let herself be lulled. Back went the blinders ori her conscience; down went the resolutions. H tin's day was so significant to Kent, he must have it. TomorroWi oh surely tomorrow, Ann would be home. Mother and Dad would be back tonight and if all else failed, they could prevail oh Ann to return. And April could explain everything to her sister, make her understand. Why, it was like being an understudy in a play, pinch-hitting until the real actress could come on the scene. Kent was saying, "Oh, the major at the hospital was stubborn at first when I asked for a leave. Said he wouldn't hear, to it. But t said what was most important in a pending operation was to have the patient ready for it." And because he's a fine surgeon, he knew I was right." "Yes, you are' right, Kent." "Nothing can lick me, Ann, if we're together again." "No, nothing can lick you." Yes, that was it. -She had to help him., couldn't let him down before Ann returned. He leaned back, a certain shyness in his face. Nip settled between them and looking down at his wiry head, April couldn't help the smile pulling at her lips. Nip! Nip knew she wasn't Ann. But he couldn't say a word—only sit there with that wise-owl look in his eyes. * * * IE road rolled and dipped. The miles sped. The three in the roadster raced on in. a complete harmony of silence. Now and -then, April .threw a glance at Kent. Each time it seemed as if she saw something else that made her pulse quicken. And when it appeared as if, actually, the drawn lines in his face were lifting,, she could have cheered. - ^ ..-, . '•Where arc we how, Aim?" Nip gave a derisive siioftr April hushed him and said, "We are' burg." ' ; "Fine. I've always had a 'han- kering to be welcomed to Jonesburg." Arid a little later, "Let me guess, ,A n l, l bet th ere's a sign on the left that says, 'You are how leav- ingCrestwoooV" '•"You're five miles too late," she said. That sigh was oh the right Or>/"t »*• '**f*!J t-rt ,_ *»--.. •.+ . v . elevation Fifteen hundred feet above the clouds! A mere nothing. Why, if all comes .out right for us, I'm going to keep you 15,000 feet above the clouds all the time." They laughed, fell silent again. ine miles sped on. across the county boundary line, passed the state park, to the fork where the - yed road led off, as heat and easy to fina as if it had been mapped before April's eyes. Not long after they were on the red road, April spotted the windmill farm. " is," she cried. "Why it's heavenly, Kent!" "Of course, arid so are you.': She liuitied from the car so the perfect Tninute wouldn't .be spoiled. As it happened, it way the last perfect minute for quite a while. . * * *'/.' AS bctavia;liad reminded her, L April hadn't been on an outing since her lollypop days. One thing .was to talk about a' steak fry and another was to get a steak to frying. April helped guide Kent to what she figured was the best vantage point on the hill above the farm pasture. He' carried the lunch kit, insisted he could, build the grill. As she carted the wood and stones to birri, April became panicky. _ Th is would be the give-away. Kent would know by her very clumsiness., by the way the steak tested* that she wasn't Ann. "Here : " he was saying-. "I think it s all set to light. Careful, Ann." She knelt to strike'the match. Smoke curled up; the stones heated. . "Its going!" April died. And suddenly everything seem>rt hushed and beautiful in the glow of the burning fire. She felt Kent drawing her to her feet. "Ann," he said, and his hps were ori hers and he was kissing her, hungrily, possessively. Deep within her, April felt her heart rise up in a burst of great, new joy. . - ' • , : "Kent". She whispered his name with awe and Avonder. " Kent drew-her head ^-tb his shoulder. '"You've' never- kissed me like that before, darling. For the first time, I can believe you're in love with me ; " :" (To Be Continued) return from a grcot meeting at Petersburg in Menarcl county. Hn had been driven to the station in « buggy and left there alone. I was already there. The train, that we intended to fake for Springfield was about due. After vainly waiting for half an hour for its arrival, a thunderstorm compelled us to take refuge in an empty freight car standing on a side track, there beins no buildings of any .sort at the" station, r We squatted down on the floor of the car and fell to talking on all sorts of subjects. It was then and there he told me that, when he was clerking in a country store, his highest political ambition was to be a member nf the state legis- Mind Your Manners r • \ •; e ' - S]U niy friends got iiie into this ''meaning the canvass^. I did not consider myself qualified for the United stales Senate and if took me n long time to persuade my.seif that I wn.s. Now. to be sure," IK- continued, with another of his peculiar laughs, "f Test your knowledge or correct social usage by answering the following questions, then chccKiii"- i against the authoritative answers | below: 1- If you are riding in a friend's car. should you ask permission jbe.ore opening or closing a win- I dow? ! 2. If a friend offers to take you somewhere in his car, should you while you run an errand? 3..JT you arc riding in another person's car and suggest stopping should you pay for Just'what you' order or pay the entire check? 4. Should a driver look si n. road map while he is driving a car? j S. ir yon are a guest in a friend's j car. should you feel free to call ! him down for something you consider dangerous, like turning his point out'landmarks?.' What would you do if— You are a woman who finds, it necessary to. walk in front of u row of people when taking a seat in a theater— ' • fa) Pace the stage? »b) Face the people you'are-try- ing .to get 'by? " ' Answers 1. Yes. 2. No. 3. Pay the entire check. 4. No. This is a matter of safety, but it also comes under the heading of manners if he has others Hi the car with him—for he is bound to make them b'le if he takes any such 5. No. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a). ,| An estimated 50.000,000 bushels i of wheat and . 950,000,000 pounds iof butter 'are consumed annually ; by Americans in 'making buttered nil. 1 »m sayinij to myself every day: 'ft i.s too bi^ a thins for you: you will never ^ it; "Mary 5n- slste. however, thnl I am going to be .senator and President of the United SUUc.s. too." 'lliese word,-> )ie followed with a roar of laughter, with hi:; arms around his knees, and .shaking ail over with mirth at his wife's ambition. "Just think-." he exclaimed, "of such a sticker ns me as President!" Baby Needed Some Clothes — Size 38 LITfLK ROCK (UP> — An old nr^ro uinn. apprsred at the. Pu- lj\pki JuvrniJr Court this week and nskcd if U\prc vrrrc any old clothes beiiig disH-ibTJted to nesdy families. His "b»ty" necdfd some. Vie r>aiti. 'R'p'crptionist Aclna Baird apkcd the oid man what size the baby •A'crC 1 . ''Sixe '-'8." answered t'ric ne^rd. "Thai's a mighty big baby. 1 ' observed Miss Baird. "We'll." said the old man. "she's growod. but she's -slill my baby." Renu* Courier News want ads HOLD EVERYTHINtj By Ciyda Lewis Aiuiouiicemeuts The Courier News has been authorize' t! to make formal announcement of the following candidates for public of tiro a I, the nmmcipal i April 1, ' TOM A. LI E. It. (Rabbil) JACKSOJt *'Look hard,'Miss Cronch, and see if you can find me a "' " tush 'deal 'sbinewherG in Florida!" ';-

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