The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 22, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 22, 1941
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS E BkYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS T#E pQURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAl'NES, Publisher - '- • SAMUEL F- NORRIS, Editor .J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising -Manager Sole National .Advertising Representatives: . Wajiape Witrner C<?., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. '.".Published^Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheviile, Arkansas, under act of Congre§s,.'October 9, 1917. ." ServedI by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By "carrier in the City of Blytheviile, 15c per week, or £5? per month. , By mail,'within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, .$1.50 for SJK months, 75c for three months; py mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; k. zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. • *-.'- ... .-....'.. . —. ' ——I. - — Looking Toward Another Picking Contest The popularity of harvesting contests is growing. The City of Avon Park, Florida, plans to sponsor on Orange Picking Contest March 22, patterned somewhat along the lines of Blytheville's National Cotton Picking Contest. As a matter of fact, the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce which is sponsoring the ev.ent for the first time tins Spring, ;has. written to the Courier News to obtain a copy of rules which governed the cotton picking competition held here last Fall This request is a very definite indication that Blytheviile received favorable widespread publicity through sponsoring its cotton picking contest here last Fall and ^should help convince everyone interested in the advancement of this city that -wholehearted co-operation in putting the event over in a big way this year will not be effort spent in vain. Officials of the National Cotton Picking Association, the organization composed of local men for the purpose of sponsoring the event, have every reason to believe that the contest this year will be bigger and better. The entry list -will probably be larger and more representative. Properly promot- . ed ; it will attract more spectators than last year.* These facts are well to remember, because many citizens will be called upon for" co-operation and,, the j'ob ••'•won't; be accomplished if we stand back and "let George do it." The War as a Conspiracy 'l •«/ If it be true, and there is certainly ;a; great deal pf truth-in it, that the nations pf the world stumbled blindly jn'to war in 1914, that is surely not the case this time. The .World War need never have happened. Certainly it need not have happened when it did. One word of restraint .from Berlin to the stupid and rash militarists in charge of the Vienna war office would have halted the .whole ghastly business. There is some reason to believe that Berlin wanted to speak that word, but dared not. And then, one after another, the iiatipns followed one another into the war like sheep following their leader into the slaughter jien. In short, there always was a possibility in the Kaiser's Germany that that great country might have gone on to greater scientific, economic, and even social triumphs, and thus found OUT OUR WAY its true "place in the sun" without war. True, it did not work out that way, but the possibility existed. In the Third Reich, which took charge of Germany in 1933, there never was any such possibility. Seven million unemployed brought Hitler to power, and the Nazi party never did have any plan for them except to build an immense military machine. Had the billions spent by the Nazis on that military machine been spent in legitimate trade expansion, in social improvement, in the peaceful development of Germany into an expanded place in the world, today might have been far different. Perhaps, Germany being what it was, this was impossible. At any rate, it was never tried. The Third Reich started out with no other premise than the building of a huge military machine, no other philosophy but that of a "master race" with an evangelical mission to expand. It is now clear (unfortunately it was not so clear to most people eight years ago) that war was the logical and only possible outcome of all this. The agreement with Russia to partition Poland, which gave Germany the green light for the attack on that country, was conspiratorial in a sense beyond the alliances that preceded tiie Woi'ld War. Those, at leant, were comparatively open. Mussolini's entrance into this war was «no less conspiratorial and opportunistic, for no one could claim that Italy had any more provocation with France on June 11, 1940, when she declared war, than she had in September, 1939, when the war began. So, too, the Japanese advance into French Lido-China and southward is made without even any claim that there is a provocation. It is simply part of the conspiracy, timed for a moment when Britain is ill able to protect the status quo in that area.' The world of .1914 always devised a cause for its wars; often a'phony cause, true, but a cause. It remained for 1940 to- usher in a series o1 : conspiratorial wars launched without even a suggestion of cause or provocation. After all, love is a mile! form of insanity, and it doesn't last over 30 days.—state Senator A. E. Edwards, Washington, on a proposed new marriage law. The force that binds society together and niakes it possible for us to have any civilization at all, is love,—Bishop Herbert Welch. * * * The biggest famines live in the poorest shelters in America.—Jonathan Daniels, in "The Nation." * * * Army humor hasn't developed or advanced in the 25 years I've been in the Regular Army. —Capt. John W. McGilvray, 44th Division. * * * •You are taking a step now that you will regret to the end of your life—Judge Alfred C. Coxe, U. 8. District Court, to a draft evader. * * * A modern philosopher described a fanatic as one who doubles his effort when he has forgotten his goal.-Charle.s Hogan. American Association for Adult Education. * * * I have made a tot of appointments, tuici I U«nk I am good. But when 1 make a mistake, a-s a beaut.'-Mayor La Guardia of New York SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1941 SIDE OUNCES OiJbrthb -s^vt- __ --^ ONE. f, •A ^\'/^ jy* dfi-®**' *' -W'^ -Y 1 l^ 7 COFR. l»il BY NEA SERVICE. INC. ?. M. PEG. U. 13. FAT. OFF. 2.-Z.7. "She claims she wears a size 14 dress, but everybody knows she has to have it steamed bigger I" DRAFTED FOR LOVE BY RUTH AYERS COPYRIGHT. 1941. NEA SERVICE, INC. By William Ferguson IS THE ONJLV WILD AM/AAAL. TO COAAE DOMESTICATION r IN MODERN TIMES. AN YOU NAAAE THE OARITALS OF= THE T. M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF YESTERDAY: Ann in coining noiiits The audition \vaw a fal'ure. She {* coming back to tier Kent. April di'ddi'M to confers, goes to Hike Kent to the tmlu. lie l»us «Ii!Uie?d. He kissi-s her uKaln— but tiil« U an entirely illitcrent kins. At last he asks: "Why did you do H, Aprilf To aiiuex another JSCilll»t" * » * "ANN WILL NEVER KNOW—" CHAPTER XIII APRIL felt her fingers freezing, and after awhile she realized her feet were numb and soggy wet from standing in the snow back at the garage. "You have it all wrong, Kent," she whimpered, much as Nip, the puppy, did when he was hurt. "No, I think not." Kent's words chipped like icicles. "You stumbled on a situation which amused you and made the most of it." "Please, you're not being fair." "Fair?" He gave a short laugh and went on, "You fooled me, of course. Your voice and Ann's are alike. You wore her coat. You had some diabolical way of discovering where v/e had our favorite outing." "You'll understand, if you'll let me explain." He ignored this and with a quick, hurtful grip on her arm, demanded, "Where's Ann?" "Ann—she v/ent away." By some miracle, April stopped short. Ann didn't want Kent to know about the audition. It would be even worse to tell him now that the great hour with Vivano had been a failure. Besides, Kent was opposed to Ann's hoped-for career. White night, she thought, white lie. "You see," she was stammering, "Ann didn't know you were coming home. She was on a little- vacation. They're all away, Mother and bad and Ann." "When will Ann be back?" "Soon—oh, very soon." April's teeth were clicking, her tongue numb, like the rest of her. "Tell me, how—-when did you know I was April?" For one small word spoken kindly! For ,one second when that harsh mask on his face lifted! Then she could speak to him. out Jl her heart. & * * T>UT not Kent. Ho repeated her •" words. "When did I know?" Ee was speaking as if he relished hurting her. "I'll say this for you, April, you'd make a great actress. I think you've missed a career. You've wasted your talents being the town belle. How is it you haven't heard the call of Broadway or Hollywood?" The red temper under the yellow hair began to rise in self- defense. "We can skip that," April said. "Naturally, -I'm not proud pf the things I said about you," he spoke gruffly. "I apologize." "Oh, think nothing of it." If he could be brittle, so could she. "Just hurry on with the story of how you discovered my true colors." "If it hadn't been for the shock of that accident at camp, you couldn't haye fooled me, blind or not. Maybe my nerves were on edge; maybe I wasn't clicking. But looking back, I can see where I should have known who you were right from the start. The trick you used to get out of the date the first night I was home. The clumsy way you built the fire on the hill. The crazy speeding you did on the drive home last night. It was Aunt Elizabeth Garter who gave the final clew. No wonder you didn't want to lace her." "And what did Aunt -Elizabeth say?" She was fighting to keep the break out of her voice. Kent snorted and at that minute he wasn't unlike his great aunt. "She said." he began, "a girl like Ann Burnett with such a Dresden doll face and that head of yellow curls must love you a great deal to burn her fingers over a barbecue." April saw the clock on the dashboard. Fifteen minutes to train time. She pushed her numb foot on the gas pedal. It didn't seem to matter any more whether she kept up the bravado. "I see," she said. "Then your Aunt Elizabeth hates me, too." Kent looked away. "No, as a matter of fact, she admired your spirit. But never mind what she thinks. I'll be on that train in a few minutes and there's one thing you'll have to answer to me about." "Yes." "What possessed you to pretend to me that you were Ann?" A PRIL started the car. It jolted, •^ wheels spinning, churning, so that for a minute it seemed as if it would never pull away. Once- safely moving again, April was so cold, so near the breaking point, that she couldn't think clearly. The only thing that was sharp in her mind was Ann's letter. Ann was coming home to her beloved Kent. She said' ; the first thing that floated through her brain. "I did it because I felt sorry for you." The one tiling he hated! Pity sympathy. *' But when she tried to stammer a further explanation, he cut her short. "Never mind," he said, "I think we understand each other perfectly." The roadster chain-clattered across the bridge, neared the track siding and the station. There was something else. Something important that had made April see Kent tonight. In the daze of fast falling snow, in the nightmare of her own cold and feverishness, she tried to grasp it. "Kent," she began, "whatever Ive done, I'm sorry." No, that wasn't it. That wasn't what she'd meant to say. In the fog of her thoughts, the name "Aim" leaped out again. "It's Ann!" she cried. ."Ann!^ Promise you'll never tell Ann that I let you make love to me, Kent. I couldn't bear for her to know. I'd die rather than hurt her. You've got to promise." Nothing else was of any importance. She felt the tiny hat slipping off her head; she was sure her hands were frozen stiff to the steering wheel; but otherwise, she was lost in the white confetti shower that danced before her eyes. "No, I'll never tell Arm," she heard Kent say. "What happened between us, is over, dead, wiped out. It's as if it never happened." "Thank you, Kent. Thank you." "I love Ann," Kent was saying. "If I come out of this operation all right, I'm going to marry her." "She loves you, too, Kent." And now April was crying openly, bawling like a baby as .she was' to remember it afterwards. "You mean it?" "I know it. She's going to be waiting for you, Kent, praying you'll be all right. You're good, oh, you're very good, Kent, to say that what happened between us really never happened at all." * * H! A ND now April's face was frozen with tears and tears stuck on her lashes, blinding her eyes as she wheeled the roadster up to the station platform. Wheeled and stopped. But not in time to hold back the terrible thud against the fender; the shocking, frightening lurch as the chain-banded tires struck some- thingT-^struck someone. Kent was out of the car in. a flash as if second sight came to aid him in this emergency. Muffled and faint-sounding, the 7 o'clock express whistled at the bend, hurried on into P.attonsville. (To Be Continued) from grace. ... " never Mr. Brown. It is the opinion pf the Chinese i • 2. It is c.oiirteous. people, too, that the negative at- j 3. Yes- titude of the democracies toward i 4. Yes. take part in the state's worries, Is particularly confused this time. Ho doesn't want to ignore t wishes of his constituent,, and oV Japanese aggression in China con- a. No. If you \can pall a doctor j the other hand he doesn't want to stituted in itself a violation ot in the daytime 'don't put off the instigate a movement that might "tall until night. OF P5XX!1_P5OX\P' IFM THE WESTERN,' HE-AMSPHERH iN ^ ANSWER: Beehive, Utah. Salt Lake City; Tarheel, North Carolina, -Raleigh; Volunteer, Tennessee, Nashville; Keystone, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. NEXT: WiaTs the good of smashing atoms? treaties and international undertakings which was as reprehensible and as disastrous to interna- j lution—(a), honor, good conduct, and respectability, as the positive ab- rogations and acts of violence of which Japan was guilty when she invaded Manchuria in September, 1931. and China proper in July, 193 1 ?! Best "What Would You Do !> so- HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS If you want to know precisely j what has happened to China | in three years of undeclared war. what China e'xpecVs to do in the next three—or HO— you should rend Madame Chiang Kai-Shek's frank, illumi- i book, "China Shall Rise j Again" (Harpers: S3). Written i at. odd moments, between cru- cial conference.s. field trips with her distinguished h u s b a n d, during air raids, this is a book to stir the sternest- And it is a bitter indictment of the democracies. .Says the Madame: Democratic statesman have fallen far short of that lofty ideal of honorable recognition and fulfillment of obligations that has been set up before o;;r people as the precept to which responsible nations should always strive to adhere. All around us we have witnessed how the .mighty have fallen Japan's easy conquest of Manchuria by unscrupulous means was but on example of how an aggress- sor could scafely kick irksome prin- lose lor him a great portion oi his male vote. Crossing- Not New Feat Before Charles Lindbergh made his epic flignt over the ' Atlantic I * J.L rkf m, i to Paris, 6? persons had flowr Length Of Dresses tnat ocean . £ ndoer g h ' 5 ^ was the lirsi solo flight. Asks Law To Govern ciples into limbo. . Japan had tested international reactions to undeclared warfare, to the wholesale abrogation of treaties, and she found them empty of danger'— cither immediate or remote. . . . Read Courier News want ads. LITTLE ROCK, Ark- CUP)—A constituent of one of Arkansas'" legislators has written a request that a law be passed governing the length of girls' dresses. The woman—a man didn't make the request—deplored the lack pf! . modesty displayed by todays young I Tne courier News has been au lady. She is in favor of making it} thorized to make formal announce 1 a law for girls more than 12 years meni of the following candidate i old to wear dresses that hang at If unhappily for the dsmocra-1 least four inches be.lpw the knee, j election April 1. cies as well as for China, we were I And the younger girls' dresses j —^ defeated in the end. at least the (should never be more ' than two for public office at the munjcipp I world ought to know that we were beaten not. because of lack of courage—either moral or physical—but inches above the knee, the constituent says. J Our hero, the legislator, who gets because, by the concerted action j many a headache trying to satisfy o the democracies, China was. I strangled TO death by an economic, ' noose fashioned by Japan out of' British. appeasement,' American profiteering and French fear- the voters \vho helped him to For Mayor TOM A~ LITTLE > E. R. (Rabbit) JACKSON For Alderman, Second "Ward JOHN C. McHANEY (Re-election) 1 By J. R. William* OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Boople •r -*- YOU CAN'T QUIT ] THIS \S AWFUL/ HE MAKES OUR MOTHERS CORPORALS IN OUR COMPANY TO US LIVE UP TO OUR DUTY - T BUT TH' WORST "THAT THEY WONT LE i US QUIT/ ARMY EtTHER- BUT THEIR CORPORALS TO VVATCM A HULL SQUAD WHER£ OURS ONLY HAVE T' WATCH ONE-- AMD HOW/ ! mm A Mind Your Manners HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against, the authoritative answers below : 1. When .-peaking to or introducing a doctor, should you address him as Mr. Brown? 2. When a doctor who has made a house call leaves, should the patient -and the member of the family who sees him to the ccor say "Thank you"? 3. When a doctor makes a .house call to .see a man patient who is up and around -should he stand up aud shake hands with the doctor? 4. Should »he person who opens the cloor lo a doctor thpw him xvhsre he can v/a-s-h his hands? 5. Does a considerate person wait until night to call a elector if the patient has. been ill all clay? What would you do U«- i Alter having seen one doctor and j been treated by him. you are not | satisfied and wani to see another^- j •a) Tell the second doctor you ) have received treatment from | the first doctor? i (b) Don't admit you have seen 1 uny other doctor? • 1. No. He is always Dr. Brown, "Little Wi.Uic will give yon inslruclions in getting Ihe barbed '\vku ciitungiuncnls." -'

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