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>AGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ABK.) COUKIER NEWS MONDAY/FEBRUARY 17, 1941 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' • . THE COURIER NEWS CO, *'•'':•' ' H f W, HAINES, Publisher '•* / . SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor ; j. .THOMAS PHILLIPS. Advertising Manager Y Sole National Advertising Representatives: : Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- troll, Atlanta, Memphis. : Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday • Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, -October &; 1917.' - Served by the United Press * . SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per week,-or 65c per month. 1 By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, *1J» for six months, 75c for three months by Tnail in postal zones two to six melushc $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, IJO.uu per year, payable in advance. Sherlock Holmes Re-enters Russia For a long time Russian children, not to say adults, have been deprived of the pleasure of rapt contemplation of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Detective fiction was somehow'consid- ered beneath the dignity of Marxist mentality, and those who wanted to regale . themselves with the mysterious goings-on of late 19th century London had to do it by patronizing the'inevita- ble bootleggers, who appear to have sprung up no less readily under socialism than under republicanism. Now the Soviet Union is once more allowing across its borders those tales of Sherlock Holmes and others of the detective and ghostly cliques. Possibly the thrillers provided by the ""• public treason trials, .and the exploits '. of the OGPU agents in foreign lands were expected to provide all the .necessary thrills to Soviet youth. If so, it will be a relief to have them given an opportunity to turn to pulp-paper thrillers instead of the genuine article. Closed World Or Open World? Putting aside for a moment the prin- • ciple issues of Wendell Willkie's appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, let us look at the last paragraph .of his prepared statement. It is worth reading and rereading, because in it he so succinctly -. and clearly - stated , the great js&ne^ , " which Divides the" world. ;> —We must have courage, we must bravely do what our moral sense tells us ought to be done, said Willkie, and '"• "svc must prepare ourselves to take a part in laying the foundations of a world such as we would want out- children to live in. "That world cannot be a closed world. It must be an open world/' he said. There Willkie put his linger on the broad issue between the free nations of the world and the totalitarian nations. It is not a question of forms of government. It is fair to say that the rest of the world was middling indifferent when Mussolini seized'power in Italy. .True, . the world gagged a little when the castor oil heroes swept across Italy, and shuddered when various freedom-loving people were summarily put to death. But in the main, the world was indifferent, and is indifferent today, to what kind of a government Italy has within Italy. So with Germany. The rise to power of Hitler was viewed with a- similar indifference as long as it appeared to be a purely German matter. Again, the outside world was nauseated by the racial persecutions, the blood baths, the concentration camps/ But as long as Germany alone "was forced to wallow in the bed she had made for herself, the world remained restlessly tolerant. After all, the manner in which any people conducts its own internal affairs is principally the responsibility of that people. The same feeling, in a remote way, applied to Russia. Then it gradually became apparent that no totalitarian .system was, or could be, content with that. The nature of all three demanded constant interference with the affairs of other countries. All meddled directly in the internal politics of others. Such tolerance as others extended to them was not reciprocated—could not be reciprocated by regimes founded and based on intolerance, built on evangelization. They closed their borders to normal intercourse. They made exclusive trade agreements which effectually barred others from normal markets. They closed their communications, their H; braries, their minds, as they closed their borders. A-free world must be an open world. There must be an opening of doors, a lowering of barriers, not their multiplication. That is the road on which every free country, every free person travels today. SIDE GLANCES COP*. 1941 BK NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. SERIAL STORY DRAFTED FOR LOVE Free Italy Organizes just as fragments of the French, Norse, Dutch and other populations temporarily under the Nazi heel have organized as bodies of freedom in exile, so now they are joined by free Italians in London, who are making the beginning of a "Free Italy" movement. Liberty has been preserved before in this manner, not once, but many times. Driven from her home, she ''does not die, but takes up temporary, quarters elsewhere, waiting patiently the day when she can return to her own. This she will do, some day, in every one of the countries from which she has been driven by force, internal or external, < *.•'<>.• . ,' < ' . , ,lt is especially, appropriate to see"a" "Free Italy" movement, for no country made a more gallant struggle for national independence and freedom. The latter, Italy tossed away nearly 20 years ago in a. moment, of post-war weakness and confusion; the former is now in danger |rpm the ancient enemy across the Alps. Today, as 100 years ago, there are;..not lacking Italians ready to undertake the long and difficult, struggle for freedom. 50 THEY SAY Germany will stop when it becomes unprofitable to go further.—Charles A. Lindbergh. * * t . Don't let. anyone tell you that New York today Isn't a better place for boys than It was in the old days.—Al Smith, one-time Democratic presidential candidate. * + * When one says that Mussolini is Quisling one admits that Mussolini is the very .antithesis of Italy—what I have been savins for 15 ycars.-Count Carlo Sforra. Italian refugee. * * * I can't say there won't be some strikes, because we arc not a perfect family.—William Green, president the A. F. of L. BY RUTH AYERS COPYftKSHT. »»4f, MCA SERVICE, INC. "Here she comes 1 I've been Irving to pass her for an hour, and now she's going lo ask me' if I think I own the ton: 1 * because Y'm driving'a truck!" Ferguson YESTERDAYt April I* fflllmg U lav* wltk her *I«ter>» tweet- keart, and k* thl»lu «be \m Ann, After that one kJ*M, April decide* to explain the hoax, admit her love. She be**** but Kent interrupt*. He «««• her «• » different A»n— flhe'a unit being »«cond to »l»tcr April. A*4 K«»t l>l«ttt* April, • * * TOE LIE THAT WAS TRUE CHAPTER VIII 'T'HE hills wer« so close and blue; the sky, unchanged; the *mell of the wood fire still lingered. But to all this, April Burnett was oblivious. It's like that when you parachute from rose-colored clouds and land feet first on hard brown earth. At first, she was too stunned to be angry. It seemed, in fact, as if she were sitting beside a stranger who was telling her something about another stranger. Kent, now that he had started, was 'plunging ahead. He loved Ann, her sister; he had a deep desire to protect her, and yet, as April could tell from the way he Do ANV &IR.DS AMOR ATE /\SO/377-Y IN THE BALL INSTEAD OF o£ herself. "Oh, April may turn out al right someday," he said with grudging attempt to be fair. April nodded, found herself mumbling something silly tha sounded like, "Sure—yes, I think so." "The trouble with April is tha she never looks beyond her mirror. Everyone raves about hov beautiful she is, how stunning Personally, I could never see it. "No?" "She has - a greedy complex thinks that she's so ravishing sh< can- get anything she wants, n> matter whose toes she treads on. tavia can't be fooled like outsiders. She knows!" "That's true* "What's more," Kent went on, 'the Glitterbug figures she's the belle of the town And everyone owes her homage," April made a itab to defend herself. "Oh, t dont think that, Kent She doesn't mean to. It's ust she is, well, maybe a little thoughtless.** -A little?" he snorted. "Yotir trouble* Ann, is that you've always been loyal to her. Whether ehe meant to or not, she was giving you an inferiority complex. All those boy friends hanging around tier, all that so-called popularity, naturally made you feel you were being pushed aside. I've always told you that, but you've learned it for yourself now." "Yes—I guess maybe I have," April agreed and felt the ghost of a smile on her lips again. Indeed ehe had learned for herself what April Burnett was like! Kent pulled a pipe from his pocket, fumbled for tobacco. Then he leaned contentedly close to April as she held a match to the bowL "Sorry," he chuckled, "I didn't mean to waste time talking about April. It was only because I'm so glad you've.pulled out of the pocket before you did anything desperate. It makes that quarrel ve had seem . awfully silly, now, Even behind'the dark glasses she could feel the look of adorar tion in the temporarily unseeing eyes. He loved Ann. He thought it was she beside him. Ahead of him were critical days in the hospital, a battle he'd have to fight out in the darkness. This was his day. It must end in peace for him. no matter what happened. If she shattered it, she would be even worse than he had described her. She would be the v/orst of all, a cruel person. Yes, she would carry out the masquerade a little longer. This would be .the last time she'd Bee him—the end of the love that for her could have been the real thing. "You're shivering," he said. "You're trembling." "It's blown up a little colder." Then because she must play the , part of Ann a little longer, she, forced herself to sit beside him, cradling his head, stroking the brief, crisp wave in his hair. "We must go," .she said at last, "I'll bank the fire so there won't be any life left in it." * * * rPHERE were things lo do and •*" she was glad to be busy. Folding the blanket, packing the kit, trampling in the ashes where the grill had been. She felt the blisters on her lingers smarting and stray wisps of hair which she had tried to wear like Ann, stuck to her forehead. If Kent could see her now he'd been more than convinced that she wasn't beautiful. She pulled up the collar of Ann's coat. She hated the coat. She hated the sight o£ the gay red slacks. Kent called to her as he stacked doesn't it, my love?" "Oh yes," April choked the words out, "I'd forgotten we quarreled at all" "As it should be." ."We'll.forget about April, too," he said. "Let her go her glittery way and more power to her." "That's what I say." "I'm afraid though, she r s going "That's right." April mumble J. 6 have "a-rude awakening one of it again and all the time she kept! thinking, "This isn't me he's talking about" . •>..' :. ;. . . ' • _ • ; ; -*-y;»; i. ^- ',,', j r'. •' "D JHVit ^was V.and ^ she.' must take • .-it.' r Puce: or twice she even Cound.'.lier .lips twitching with a half smile. It-had it's funny side,, too. No one had ever told her ail her faults like this before. "She's spoiled,". :-Kent said. "Everyone has spoiled ApriL" '•••• "Not Octavia." ''"• ; "Who—oh, Octavia. Well, Oc- K these days.' Something .impish rose in April, even while she smarted and stung with the terrible hurt of his words. "Yes,')', she said, "and I bet it will be'vsoon." ' - • • '"'. '*••'••'. • * * ENT drew her .to. him and the touch of his lips brushing her cheek was her undoing. It wasn't fair. What he'd'said was wrong and 'heartless.- Arid because she was so hurt, she -wanted to fight back. The April-storm side of her b.egaii; r .to ( ^ise,: ; ;upl. like ."thunder. .She'dspealc'out now."''"'" "Happy, ; darling?" Kent was asking. the blanket and the kit in his arms. "Sometimes you get very i hunchy when your eyes are gone," he said. She jumped. Did he know? Had he guessed? "I've a feeling," he went on, "that there's a fog rolling up over the hills." Nip, who'd been sleeping soundly on a full stomach, came bounding. "What you could tell, old boy, if you could talk," April whispered. Kent was taking a last survey, as if in not seeing, the majestic panorama of hills and brown fields, he yet was seeing it with some eye of the mind. "Beautiful day," he 'said, "and beautiful you/' • .She held his arm to guide him back to the car. And then in one desperate, reckless plunge she added the last salute. Oh, it was wrong, wicked, a Jie,and yet .the .truest, thing-she 1 d,ever,said.. •.-,„..."No matter.what happens/' she whispered, "I love you." (To Be Continued) things is not to arm to the teeth. If you went to war and won, you would lose more than ' you could gain. Everybody would lose. When he declared that the Germans are not, arming-, so intensively, I said 1 . Last January and February Germany bought from American air- Mind Your Manners Test your, knowledge of correct craft people $1,000.000 worth ol social usage by answering the fol- high-class war -flying machinerv flowing- Questions, then checking p j ece O j ca nriy. <b) Let his master decide what the dog should and shouldn't, do? Answers 1. No. 2. No. 3. Yes. 4. No, For the host may not, want the dcg to have even a small .ANSWER: Yes. Many birds of the southern hemisphere go 'north toward 'the equator after .their nesting season. NEXT: What caused.the Ice Ages? Diary" (Harcourt Brace: $3.50), edited by William £. Dodd. Jr. and Martha Dadd. Here is the whole incredible picture of Nazi dealingxS, aimed toward war as From 1033 through 1337 historian- teacher William E. Dodd was • U.S. ambassador to Grvmnny. j saw Hitlcrism rise to n world j threat. He did nor. like it,! bluntly said so — both aloud i early as startling 1934. Following is a bit Dodd wrote on Sept. 19. 1934 r about an inter- Dr. Histalnmr view with OUT OUR WAY Schacht. head of the. German Reichsbank: He said: "All the world is com- and in his private notes. The i bining against us; everybody is latter are now available and {attacking Germany and trying to a most absorbing book they I boycott her.' 1 Yes, I replied, but make, "Ambassador Docld'ayou know the way to'stop such and paid in gold. He .looked embarrassed and was about to deny it, gut as he saw I was going to produce a aocument, he-said: "Yes, I suppose you know all about'it, but we must arm." He, then acknowledged .that the Hitler party is absolutely., committed to war. and the people, too. are ready and willing./Only • a few government officials are aware :of the dangers and are opposed/'"He concluded: "But we shall "postpone it 10 years. Then it may. be , we can avoid war.'' I reminded him of his Bad Eilsen speech-some two weeks ago ami said: I. agree with you about commercial and financial matters in the main. But, why do you not. when you speak before the public, tell the German people they must, abandon a war attitude? He replied: "I dare not say that. I can only speak on my special subjects." below: the authoritative answers | 5^ ! Best "What Would You Do" solu- 1. Should a dog be allowed .in i tion—(b). For your host has prob- the dining room while a meal is' ably worked hard to train the dog being served? i not to jump on guests and you will 2. Should a clog "be permitted to '• hel P imdo his training. By J. R. Wiffianw OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Maior Hoople •^ .'«!•• THESE? WHY, THESE IS STUFFED .WITH OL' PAPER AM' PAGS TO PROVE TO VOL) TVW WHENEVER SISTER SEES ME PASS HER HOUSE WITH GROCEP.\ES.SHE \ PACKS UP TH' KIDS AM' COME<=> ) DOV.VW HERE PERTH' DAY, " J TO FILL 'EM UP PERTH' *WEEK AM' SAVE WORk. <^ GROCERIES/ MOW YOU WATCH-* SHE'LL SE HERE.' '^GADjLEANIOER.'tHE SCIENCE OT= ^ PHRENOLOGY, OR SKULL READING, : DISCLOSESVOUR MTURBTO ME UKE A D|£R.V W ft ONORCSTRI/^L/ SIMP FDR RU6&EO IMO\- M/XVE SftGAClTV, ARTISTIC AMD UTTERLV NO CONi^C^^Ct/^ LARGE 8SKWOTL\t.EARrtj: l l \/E HMD A O^T W FIND THE BUMP OLD GOURD | TH W MAKES HIM GlMCE •£ PELL - OUTA \KKK CROTCHES MV RGHGHWR^ OOT FRONVUN03? 9UPP09E TUKT'S WHftl MAKES ME i-\ \ . )> WE'LL STUFFED < S IT OUT// "r / she is just as fond of her dog RE anyone could possibly be of a child? What would you do if— You go into a house where there is a dog whose master says "Down" when ho jumps on you— (a) Say "Let him alone; I like dogs." and then call him to you ? 86.COO miles. jump iip on guests? ! 3. If you know a. friend dislikes j Jupiter is the largest of the cats, should you keep the cat out' planets, with a diameter of about of the living.room when the friend- stops by to see you? 4. Should a- guest feed a dog candy, without first asking his host if it is all right? S.' Should a woman without children tell persons with children that Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to make formal announce- 1 • ment of the following candidates f . for public office at the municipal || election April 1. For Mayor TOM A. LITTLE E. R. (Rabbit) HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lev/is U. S. Poet Makes Pro-Axis Speech * WHY MOTHERS GST GRAY- - X. R£a U. S. *AT. OFF -- /• "Let's slick abound and see how this comes out." ! Ezra Pound, above, expatriate, pro-Fascist, American-born poet. 1 is, reported lo have broadcast ! speeches over the. Rome radio | praising U. S. isolationism and . blasting American aid to Britain. ! The bearded poet, now 55. has not been in his nalive country, except for brief visits, since lie was 22. t,;

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