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Blytheville, Arkansas
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rou* THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' TH« COURIER NEWS OO. ! i H. W. HAINES, Publisher j. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Rditor SAWDEL P. -MORRIS, Advei Using Managtt 1 Sole National Advertising nepresentallves; Arkaniis Dallies, Inc.; New York, Chicago, Debolt, St. Lotiis, DtUu, Kansas City, Memphis. BLYTnEVILLE, <ARK.) COURIER NEWS Ertry Afternoon Except Sunday KnterM ia cecoftd ciui matter at the post- offlce «t BMhevllle, Artt»hsas, Under act of Congress, October », 1917r Served by tlii United Press, ~~, ; SUBSCRIPTION RATES ~ • Bf wrrifcf U> iiie City of Blythevllie, 16c per \eeet, of 65o her montli. By mat)/ within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per jftir, $1.60 for six months, ISc for tlirct months, •by'ihail in postal zones t*o to slit .Inclusive, • 16.50 pe* year; in zohes seven and eljjiH $10.00 per, payable In advance. •An' Anniversar hi Do tt'till to liecait •One hundred and forty-seven years •ago, on Oil. 13, 1792, ;i little Jjroii|> of jSepple gathered in David Jjurhcs' coi'ii- (ieid by the Potomac to lay u cornerstone. There wove only the mpst rudimentary signs of civiliznlioii about them, the nearest real lowii being Georgetown, two miles Up the river. They we're beginning 11 President's House, designed on classic lines and modeled ori the cotlhtry scat of fin Irish clflke. It was a Irememloit.s undertaking for a liny, struggling republic in the wilderness. ' 'Tlu'ee weeks before, the French revolutionary armies beat off a Prussian attnck at Valmy. A couple ,of months later the head of Louis XVI thumped into a basket. in Paris' Place dc lix Concorde. All Kttrope was ablaze with liic long running light between the French ivGvoliumn sind tbo runctibii , \vhich attiickcd it from all sides. The youthful Republic, not unconscious of these world-shaking events, had its own job to do, the building of a house tor lU President, 1'nree years alter the cunierslone- laymg, .the house was almost ready for Us roof. In 1800, ei(;ht years after the beginnings, of Die White House, President. John Adams got lost in ihe woods as his carnage brought him to Washington from Baltimore. The house was still unfinished; Jh's. Adams hung up her washing in the "great mulieiiee room" (the East Room) and complained that in a place surrounded by forests she could not' get enough wood for fires to keep the pliice wtifni. The building was not really finished until 1826, for it was badly damaged by the British in 1814, who tried to buhl It. To eliminate the stains of this fire, the sandstone WHS painted White, and ever since, this building has been known drouud the world as the While llotise. Many buildings in olden days stood for much longer than M7 years, yet Saw the world change far less than it has through the events which this lovely white Mansion has looked upon. Yet there is a strange augury in the fact that 1J7 years ago, when the workmen cleaved !) site in the Potomac cornfield and begah the -White House, Europe was convulsed In war, just as it is today. That war Was regarded no less as "the end of everytliilig," limn is today's war in Europe. Coiiserra- tives saw it as the conquest of Europe by the rough Parisian mob. Progressives saw it as the suppression of the OUT OUR WAY "people's republic 1 ' by the rotting monarchies - of reactionary countries. All agreed that the world was frilling opart. Today, the man in the White House is closely in touch with a new wnr in Europe. His nation .has grown great and powerful. But his task is the same as that of the men who sat in the same house and watched the Napoleonic wars. It is to/see that that house remains the home of a freely-chosen head of a grctit mid free people. What's become of Tom Alodnoy? l'\n' 20 years, you heard a great deal of this man, Jle had become ii "martyr," and always there was some new movement, sonic new agitation, about the prisoner of San Qucntin, lie was "money in the bank" for all radicals. Even many people who were repelled by Mooney himself and his political principles, rose to Ills defense as that of a mail 'unjustly convicted. Now Mooney is oiit of jail. And today he cuts no ice at alh The last we heard of him was when he was about to address an liidiiilta labor union meeting, and the invitation was withdrawn at the last moment, leaving Mooiicy high and dry. Mooney in prison was a symbol. Moonoy free is a cipher. isn't .there-a lesson there for UK when the cry goes tip again for « wartime witch-hunt among alleged radicals? No dangerous emergency exists; but even H it did. Congress Is Iti session.—Representative John Tabcr (Rep., N, Y.). J. R. Williams OITR L U1 .WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1931) • SERIAL STORY Russia Wins the Baltic Sol'k'l Russia Is pressing steiullly forwr.rd with n seiies of (lijiloninllc victories tlint will .'iiean pollltoit nncl strategic dominance in the B.illio region. Germany once hint ambitions to rule this area, mid moVcd -within slflklng position by annexation of Mcmel last-March. • Now Hitler cnn do nothing iiiprc thnn look on while, life powerful ally ptlicis it Into his sphere, of Influence. The i3tilllc stales themselves are powerless lo . resist ns (heir Foreign Ministers, one by one, «rc summoned lo Moscow. Their only hope Is to mnke the best Icfms they cnii. The four Unlllc countries were created by the pracu conference, riot, primarily In recognition of their nationalistic ambitions, but as h butler region bclm-cii Western Europe ami the (treaded Soviet- Union, The cordon sanilai're, it wns hoped, would teej> Bolshevik infeclloii tit a citslntice. When collective security collapsed, the four little states were left helpless, (Ho prey of whatever Power moved first lo dominate them, ftussin hns merely beaten Germany lo the (itmity. Moscow how announces that it hns gained the objective ssoiight : fn -vain iu the negotiations with England and Fraiice. Its decision to join Cermnny hns weakened the Allies' strategic position, (>\il the moral weight of tlieir cause would have been immensely Impaired imd Bvi- tnin nhcl Fvaiicc consenlcd to tiic I'olisii and Biilllo gains Jiiissin hns now made [is an ally of Germany. Even so, Allied statesmen cannot, conceal their snlkfaellon that Russia niul not Germany has plucked the Baltic plums. Flnlniiii, u | S now Indicated, will not yield so readily ns Esldliln and Latvia huvc done and as Lithuania is nboiit lo do. There is talk of appealing (a Sweden of Germany for support ii the Soviet (ictiintuls liirn out Id be "excessive." Ycl Swcdeii has no wish lo become embroiled, Germany is in no position to make effective protc.^ and Finland itself cannot expect lo re- fist. Soviet might. Stnlln inny be counted ii|ioti to follow a canny course, In the hope of more bloodless victories, while Hitler sees his Hoped- for Baltic domalii passing out of the picture. —St. Louis Posl-Dispaten. _ " Au(1 if I ''"it oul ii is ;\ Inirgisir—whiil THIS CURIOUS WORLD ' Ferguson IN MOUNTAIN NAT'L. PARK A\AV FLOW NORTHWARD INTO RARK OR SOUTHWARD INTO CAN VON!. . , \ y irg COP«.lH,OrHE»6IR«CE.II(t T.M.Rtc U.S.PM.OT?: 5<A.£, \X / f S\ J/\ tfftf^^^it\ .. tfv ANSWER: The population of the world is~ estimated at appro*!-' malely two b.lhon persons . . . about one-third being made up"of the wnile race. NE.VT: Wlial is t vlgmtillion? He's Lost for Decade j Only 2$ Miles Away ' CINCINNATI^ O. (UP)-For 10 S'ears Hie faintly of John A, Dlst- ler senrchwi iff him—and yet he Wns only 23 miles away. I His family failed lo hear from Win since Disilcr left home iti 1929 lo find n Job. Recen"" •>" mint' died .leaving hf m and the long-lost man's abouts was discovered v wife cnme lo Cincinnati the money. She revealed that Disller, now a paralylic, had been living in La\vvcncebui-g, ind,, during the to years Hie family tried to find him. Community Day in Graveyard JASPER. Ain. (UP)-Rcsidents of this liny Alabama town not only P!"" t '° Clcau Uwlr Bvaveyards, ^ut make a picmc out cf it besides. <, ' ^ '" l " e Ja5|)cr pa " er roce "'' y -'' ,'' " :Cre "''" '* a 8™ve- " "" * l ™ >lrti CenM!ten '- ._ J, RORM' AM AM1ELOPE ISA M^VELOUS FEAT'- rr PUTS A FELLER. IN'A CLASS BY HISSELF AMD HIS NAME IS STOKEN WITH ADMIRATIOM 8V PEOPLE FAB- AM'WIDE--BUT THIS HAPPENJSTO SB ATAME OWE — VHP, •THER'S ED LOCW-EAKS EAR M .OJ HIM - HE RAISED HIM OM A BOTTLE--HE COME 5HGHT TO VUH, TT^TTOT- . , , HOUSE with Major Hoople , - Lt, t DOTE OM ODD \^'(- f:AAD,r UMOFPSTAMO ^^^ ;( INM6MT10W5 — A MERITftGS FP-OXV k^. PeRPeCTLY, MR are ' WT11 iTRIC GSiNOFATWEP.,Wo /# ,\NGC-STORS WERE- MECHANICALLY ;l '- TINKER/ WHY,I'VE SEEM t'\'MIMDEO AL9O.'GPAMOPAVHeR 4 S96NDW BITTS SO ABSORBED .M M15 W UOOPLE OMCt OeviSECi AM WUTO- '( VISIONS WE'D E4T .HIS MEALS-WITH j MWIC FOOT TO EJKT TUE CAT-/ CUlSEL AND PLIERS.' WE INVENTED X 4 HAR-RlMPU.'r«OW AS TO W EWAUST I E^^iSIE^l^H^^ IT 15 fAAGMETlZcD Fi?o.V\ TOP TO" V/ ^,.5; C A,\T ~ rCH "~~ UAt ' BOTTOM,EL.MIM.VnMG BUT TOMS.'/ ,,>\ TWINS HERE IF YOU~ r^IS- " y^- Trc ^- /- -" ~^n ^RO.ASE: \ k «- ife MV~'i /TO-HM^V. ,_ Wlk '> L " I Kvvb.Ki S^ ^ Av f ^ j • /& 'i/ J <* ' \ • \ .• , —i • - j- S .'.-•• i. I VW ITT" ' -^-/ aiK c TO , SUM fa $ .HASE IT/ n^i'M K ^^PnWWTAw"Bur,OMS' ^SS^ ^vrrri?^'- —aa.'.'iniit>...v«.i»t J .^, M t,.,, r ,|.,,\ < ' s ^ x ^ WORKING WIVES BY LOUISE HOLMES .COPVHI5HT. 1»5». NtA SIRVICE, INC. \'?Ktt rtlwj'i On I''cl). 1 Mnrlnn leave* fbe rtttk-e ivllh « *5<w JIIJIIUK, Slie dud* her ilJij* (tiled ivlth lin'imrxtlonM /or Die arrival Hi liic f>aljjr. Onft dny flho meeU Ati^le I>nrnni Virj^ON bcr tu com^ Iu the ai»arliucut, CHAPTER XXVIft jyjAniAN and Angio Doran, each carrying a large paper sack, weal lo Marian's apartment. They ialkc'cl ot inconsequential things until (hey were seated in Ihc sunny windows. Angio took ii for firanled thai Dan was the head of Marian's house ami Marian let her Ihink so. Marian opened the conversation by saying, "I did a thoughtless thing once, Angie, a cruel & I clldn'l realize il at the time, but now I know." "I've hated you for n long time, Marian—but 1 don't know^-if il hjidn'l been you it would have been someone else." "Yes. Sally Blake did the same lo me. It was when she began to edge in on me IhaL I thought o£ you, realized whal I had dono. Women are cruel (o cadi oilier Angle." Angle shrugged. "Whal about men beiiij;' cruel —what aboul Grant Fellows?" "I know—jfs n law, I guess. •Aller all, lo (he men we work for, we arc nolliing more than machines. When \Ve gel rusty, when our mechanism slows down, when we have lost 0111- nev.', shiny look, we arc replaced by a later model." Angie nodded. "You nre among the lucky few, Marian. You have ;i husUnnd and you are going lo hare a child. When I first worked for Mr. Fellows I could have mar- ric'l. A fine man wanted me, but I couldn't see il. I was ambitious for a career, I thought marrying a poor man was hiding my lal- enls—" "Marrying a p 00r mnni keeping his homo, bearing his children— it's Ihe greatest career in the world, Angie." "Yes, it's where we women belong." After a little silence, Marian saitl, "Tell trie about yourself, Angio. In my pool- way I'm trying to make amends for ihe many years when I thought of no one but myself. I want my baby to have the right kind of n mother. I want yon to know that I'm sorry for what I did to you—I want lo us!; you lo forgive me." "Thank you, dear, f, loo am glad to have (he little hurt erased. •Fovlunalely, I wns a before- handed person. I have a small an^ miily and live- comfortably, happily. 1 Hi ink I shall live even more happily ..after today."' She smiled and (hero was understanding between them. . Angle remained for lunch. Wheri slio wenl aivay, Marian fell fiat one more wrong had been righted. It was as if she were impelled to smooth her past life, put it noaily in order, before taking ihe onward palh. ."* * * CjHE rested during the aflcrnocm, dreamy, contented. Dolly would soon be back, she would hear from Dan on Ihc morrow. Even his brief notes were things lo be anticipated. Always fliere was the hope that she might find some personal bii, some sign that he cared for her. At 4 she dressed, planning to spend several hours at the neighborhood theater. The evenings were apt (o be rather lonely. But 'that would soon he over. Soon there would be two persons in Ihe apartment. It was unreasonably warm and she made a (all glass of iced coffee, pouring the hot, amber liquid over cracked ice. II steamed pleasantly, u, P g i ass fi-osfej over Rich cream gave liie glass opaque golden shades. Sipping ihe drink, Marian was startled by a brisk rap on Ihe door. One of Ihc neighbors. They were kind, her neighbors, keeping an' eye oh her. She opened the door. "Cnrma Forbes—" slie exclaimed. "My dear—am 1 glad lo see you? Come in quick." Carma came in. Her dark suil was as smart as ever, her small hat as extravagant, but there was a subtle difference. The restlessness was gone, serenity had taken its place. She did not glow like Dolly, she had not acquired Marian's wistful beauty, but she was serene, at peace.. Marian hurried lo the kitchen for another glass ot iced coffee ami Carma followed. r "Well, well," she said, "I guess I'm just one jump ahead of the stork." "Hardly that," Marimt laughed. ' 'Most any minuie I'll be presenting the morn or less appreciative world wiih another citizen." "I heard that you had quit your job, but I had no idea you were doing yourself proud like this. I Rot your address from Mr. Fellows." Holding her glass, she sat down and looked around Ihe Pleasant apartment. "You're a homcmakcr al heart, Marian." "Do you Ihink so?" delightedly. Carmn nodded. "How's Dan?" "Oh, fine." "I haven't seen him since—thai night." "Don't talk about it; if you'd rather hot, Carma." "I'd give my' right'-haid i£-H had never happened." "Try lo forget it. Everyone ol us has dono things that simply (urn us cold when we think about 1hem." Marian felt qualified to speak On that subject. "I have fried lo forget, but it's a black memory. I must have been insane." "If wo. learn through mistakes— if we try and try—I'm preaching lo myself, Carma." "I have learned," seriously. "I'm Iryhlg—"• "Are you working in Springfield?" "No, I'm going to he married. I'm here in Chicago lo buy my trousseau." "That's lovely. Do I know (he lucky man?" Carma shook her head. "I knew him in high school. I used lo hear from Kim when I lived here. He has a hardware store in Springfield." Carma spoke without enthusiasm. 'You don'l love him, Carma?" 'No, but I like him a lol. We'll have financial worries, business is bad in his line. I'll wear my clothes year in and year oul But 1 don't care. 1 thought maybe—if I made a go o! It—I could wipe- out this other thing." * * ? WERE they all making amends? Was life compromsie and sacrifice? But were Ihfcy not fortunate to have a chance to make amends? Marian said warinly, "You'll find happiness, I know you will." Carma looked down, brushing an imaginary something from her skirt. "Do yoii ever see them— ' Pele and Julie?" "No, it's been a long time." "I wrote to Julie. I apologized. I said 1 wanted her and Pelc lo Ihink well of me, i£ (hey could." "Did you hear from her?" "Yes, a nice litlle note. Pete added a postscript, 'To a grand girl. Thanks and forget il.' Oh, Marian—il isn't righl that any Woman should lose so much just because she's a fool." Marian knew what she meani. ihe, herself, was living on a vague lope that she might be given an- ollief chance. Without that hope she would have wanted to die. Carma had no hope. "You're a good sport, Carma," she said. Carmn was dining with friends and she hurried away. "Give Dan my love," she said. "Tell him (hat I'm going lo make a papa out o£ my husband one of ihesc fmo days." Marian put on her hat. The plc- lurc al Ihe neighborhood theater was Dark Vic'lory. Dan had liked it, he had wanted her to see il. Dark Vi c t or yj—''must' one -go through the- darkness to be : 'victorious? . .••..:•:.' ^mlrrilnr, Mnrlnil Is .xntprixFd "lien <;,mnn <-nlls :it UIB ti]inH- mcu(. Cnrhiii IINK found TirUntU ««.•« in lipr Jinmc (own. !•. to iii.-Trrr ;i rMIdltoml sw^Firnr'. .sin- hnprx Iliul I'rle unit .Tulle ,rll"l IlirKivi; licr. I.Ih,. ,>m r | an ,j, t . ,„ trying I" miikc iimcndii. CHAPTER XXIX MAY DAY. No letter from Dan. Marian stayed close lo tr.e telephone all day, waiting fur Dolly's call. She was restless and uneasy, filled with nervous energy. She cleaned the aparlment until it shone, baked a small cake, wrote letters, finally packed a suitcase. Nighlgowns, (he pink tiiffela house coat with the flower buttons..Shc'd had il on the night that Dan refused lo kiss her. He hadn't noticed it nt all. But her baby would like it. She v;anlcd the baby lo think her mother lovely. And she was lovely these days, mysteriously beautiful. She went on, fining the suitcase. Little shirts and bands and liny sleeping garments. The doctor had given her a list and she consulled it. He bad said dresses were not necessary, l-ul she added a frail, handmade J.'isp of while. Packing the little things, her daughter's clothes, she was filled with won/er. Closing the suitcase, she lay beside it on the bed, one arm thrown over Ihe lid. "A woman needs her husband at a time like tin's," she thought. A dreadful, suffocating loneliness caught at her throal. For the first lime, she was frightened. "Dan- Dan—help me to be brave," she moaned. "You are so far away— sometimes I can't find you at all." Hosoliilclj-, she set her chin. "It's my punishment that I must go through this alone and it's just piinishmcnl. I'll lake il and he glad .of the chance." Glad. Dan used to say that she could be glad about Ihe darndcst things. Dan's • letter arrived oh Die following morning, ft had been forwarded from the- office. Oflen, when Marian looked in the mirror, she cnvlsioticti Dan's picture of hw-'if ho had a picture. Expensive, smoothly filling aown, ex* pensive lltlle h,tl, liilert just so, expensive shpes and hose and Dag nnd gloves. Even an expensive look about bcr face. She opened Dan's lellcr slowly, examining the postmark, 6 p. m., April 29, seeing him as ho dropped the letter into a box, seeing .the bveadlh and bigness oi him, with an acho in her heart, She hesitated, hoping that she might find one little thing, just one, to help her until tliS heard from him again. Next time, she'd show ihe io.ttcr !o Ihe baby. She'd say, "this is from yeuv father, lie's a wonderful father—I want you lo be like him." Slowly, she pulled the single sheet from the envelope. A check fluttered' to her lap, but she ignored it, "Dear Marian: Enclosed find check. A nice clean spring has arrived out here. I can't remember Hint we had springs in Cliir cago. Dan." Marian closed her eyes. There was a slinging pain behind them. Dan couldn't remember spring. He couldn't remember her. She was ulU-rly,, desperately alone. Even Hi'; Ihin thread of hope had ecaspcd her. i3hc lay back in the chair, quietly enduring heartbreak. She couldn't do it alone. She was a coward. She wouidn'l try any more. She'd send for Dan. He'd have lime lo get there before— She iifted the telephone receiver —and put it back. Her sigh said, "That .was a iiyrrow escape—in another.moment I'd have shown liic white feather." * * » ' , TH^E bell tinkled and she said, "flcllo." ."Marian—it's Dolly." "Dolly—my dear—can you coiiic right now—right now?" There was frantic urgency in her tone. Dolly asked no questions. She said, "Give me the address." Marian lold her, then went (o the window. She waited but 20 minutes. A great car careened up Ihc street at unlawful speed. It slowed down end stopped. Dolly fairly tumbled out, tunning up the walk, peering 'at The number. Marian went lo the head of the stairs, : "Up here, Dolly," she called. Dolly came, running.) Almost at liic top, she hailed. Then, with -- moaning little cry, she had Marian in her arms, 'crying, laughing, hugging her. "You poor child," she kept saying hroUcnly. "You poor child. Why didn't you tell me?" ' Marian led her Into lite anarl- rncht nnd closed UtS. door. Her cheeks were wet. ''Wm glad you've, tOm«," she taUered. * * * : £)OLLY removed her hat and gloves ami threw them on the couch as i£ she inlcndcd staying. "And just about lime," she said briskly. "Where's Dan?" "In P-Portland." "Why isn't he here with' you?" Marian caught her by the shoulders. "Look, DoHy—! was never so glad to see anyone in my life, 1 don't Ihink I could have endured H if you hadn't come, but I'll throw you oul, I'll Vim away and hide, unless you promise to do os 1 say." Marian pulled her to the daven- port and they stit down close together, "Slnrt al the beginning," Dolly said. "First of all—I'm going to have a baby." "No—really?" • Dolly dimpled and laughed. "I knew it before Dan went away, before you were married." Dolly turned sidewise. "Why didn't you tell him? He certainly had a right'to know." "Dan didn't Just go away, Dolly, lie—he left me. I don't blamo him," she hurried on as Dolly ex- claiiruxf in dismay. "I don't know why he put up wilh me for so long." "Oh, Marian—3'ou should have lold me—I wouldn't have gone—I still don't see why you didn't tell Dan—" "I was ca'lermihed that it shouldn't be true al the time. And, when he went, I hadn't lime lo Ihink. Since Ihcn he's made it perfectly plain that he cares nothing about me and I haven't told him because—because I don't want him rushing back from it sense of. duly. He'd come, you know. Di.n is like that." Dolly nodded thoughtfully. "And your job'—are you going'back?" "No. When (he baby is old enough, I'm taking her lo Portland. Even if Dun doesn't want us, and I'm facing the fact that, he probably will not, I want her to grow up near him, I want hcc lo know her father." "Her? Are j'Ou sure?" "Dan always wanted a little. girl." Dolly regarded her lovingly. "You're bravf, Mafiart—and ftrte. You're beautiful, sweet, and womanly, it you care for the adjectives." "I love Ihem. I've found my place, Dolly, and I'm happy in il. I have an idea, maybe it's a foolish belief, that, if t work hard enough al this job, I'll find my Way back lo Dan. It can't happen alt.iu a minulc because I have so much to Undo. 1 have years of selfishness-Id alone for." Dolly held her hanri tight. "Itow about money, Marian? Hanrty and I will be so happy lo help." • "It isn't necessary. Mr. "Fello"'!gave tnft a bonus when I left. He said it was for being a good girl," smiling. "Dan sends nie $15 a month. I'm living on it. The baby and I will live on it." ' Dolly gazed at her In admiring wonder, "And when is the great event to take place?" Marian's eyes widened and darkened. She stood up \mtcr- lainly. "I—1 Ihink it's gt'ng lo lake place very soon. WIM you call Or. Moss. Dolly?'' (To Be Con'tinuctl)

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