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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVrLLK, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY 1941 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS 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 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 mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six lncl " s "' c $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $l0.ou per year, payable in advance. i -' • ~ Whose Advantage? Every business man worth hi.s suit knows that only a deal in which both .buyer and seller are satisfied, by which both profit, is worth making. The deal in which one party gains an advantage at the expense of the other is no good in the long run. No permanent business, no permanent system of trade can be built on that basis. That goes for trade between nations as well as for trade between people. We have found out that no country can continue indefinitely tu buy more than it sells, to be placed at a permanent disadvantage. International trade never comes out exactly even. There are always some odd balances to be settled. But as a permanent matter, exchange between countries must come sooner or later into something like a balance. Each country must dispose of what it has too much of, and receive equal value in the things it needs. That general principle throws light on Herr Hitler's recent speech in which he outlined his principles of international trade. He was not going to be restricted by money considerations, he said; he was going to buy for the German people, not money, but goods. So far, so good. "We are going to clo business," he added, "solely on the basis of German advantage. If it's good for Germany, \ve shall trade." "The Colombians found out about :.v German advantage. They "sold" huge '^'quantities of coffee'to Germany for blocked marks, "money" which was good only in Germany—in short, for a credit against German goods, when, as, and if German goods -they wanted should be available. The Germans then took the coffee," and. instead of drinking it themselves, sold it around Europe to Colombia's regular customers at trick prices. Colombia lost the coffee, lost its regular markets, and got nothing but credits in' Germany." Because that credit was good nowhere else, they had to. take what Germany offered at Germany's prices. They didn't like the deal much, though it was certainly "on the basis of German advantage." Mark the difference between- this and sheer barter. There is nothing wrong with a straight barter deal. Had Colombia swapped so much coffee for an equal value in roadscrapers, no one would have been the worse off. But it wasn't like that. Colombia was forced, in effect, to mortgage a Jarge chunk of her future purchasing power to Germany, which is something else again. Had she received she could have gone anywhere in the world and bought what she needed. That's the advantage of money, it's not that barter, in an individual or an international deal, is wrong-. It is simply that if is a makeshift, limited system which restricts rather than facilitates trade. Hitler may rail against money, but so convenient a medium of trading is not to be abolished by a speech, a barter deal, or even (as . the Russians found out) by a complete social revolution. Developing Trade Lots of snap-judgment writers proclaim easy general truths about the relations between the United States and certain countries of South America. Argentina, they note, for instance, produces wheat and meat, of which the United States has a surplus. So trade is difficult. Difficult, no doubt, bul not. impossible. Kor in January the United States became Argentina's leading customer, taking .11.;', per cent of all that republic's exports. Britain, the next on the list, took 2!) per cent. Of course this abnormal relationship is due to the fact that the war makes normal export to Europe impossible. The 'United States cannot hope to keep any such proportion of Argentine trade in ordinary times. But it does suggest that perhaps increased trade between the two countries is not so impossible or hopeless as some have insisted, and that even in international trade, where there's a will, there's a wav. Profits Still Possible The private enterprise or ''profit aye! loss" system is having rough going these days, but there's a lot of life in the old girl vet,, according to some calculating the New York Stock Exchange has been doing. Of 829 common .stocks listed oil that Exchange, 577 paid cash dividends last year, and the $2,000,000.000 thus paid out represented a 5.7 per cent return on the year's average market value of all eommtm issues listed. So the Exchange reports, adding that during the depressed 1.930-JO period, ^.lO.b^OOO,- 000 was paid out in dividends by listed common stocks. f Thus, in spite of world-wide *w». it is plainly stiii possible fo tfreal many large, business 'mike money. The a units to private enterprise or !'profit and loss" system, seems nave a lot of .vitality in it yet to those who believe that we on-lit [» 'xw our heads meekly , 0 th o scour-c "01 accepting it ns something inevitable as -the Middle Ayc.s accepted the Death.-bccrelary of the Interior . * * * of a T . ; C T () 1 Mio bottles _ N i" th c Balkans. N;ition;il . In U o -,, C-IM; most e B ins ;il. .security administrator. Only ;, ro<;l woulcl , Allen While M thr important. -Paul V. McNun .c i : , .sun- editor. SIDE GLANCES 00*1* CpPft.HHi BYNEASEnyiCE; INC: T. M, REC. U. :;. PAT. OFF. "If anyone phoned righl now and offered me a seven- course meal, I think I'd marry him I",- THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson HAT IS ENTIRELY BV OF= ANSWER: The Sargasso Sea, a large area of the North Atlantic that is covered with drifting seaweed. NEXT: The oldest duck decoys in existence- HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Burros 'SmdF Gold in .Bailey V Tale of Southwes SERIAL STORY DRAFTED FOR LOVE RUTH AYERS COPYRIGHT. 19/,f. SERVICE. INC. Mian J,:i.s hrouwlit Kiii! :i«uliiNt April for diimn^i.M. Her failure to ri'ixirt tho :i<!fia<Mit mlijH to tlic st-rlouwnuKN o« ih<- eJi.-iryv. Trapped >»>• :i <-heck, April plead* for *«•- «'r«-«:y— aiH i JCj.jjt C«rti»r arrive*. lift tidmiJN ItrluK a n-ifnc** to (he •jiiitlr. 'J'lu-ii Ann come* out the uuur. "Wh«('* ib e matter f" * * * ANN SETS THE DAY CHAPTER XX was Hal Parks who look in hand when ho arrived. Witli one arm protecting!/ around April, he talked to the constable, drove to the police station and arranged for bond. The date of the hearing in lower court was set for the following Friday. That night, April came home early, managed io carry the hidden brown suitcase into the house unseen. Not that it maUered,fshe thought with a wry smile twisting her mouth, if all thc family, all the town watched her. It was too late now to spare Ajin from the gossip that would be sure to follow Wiakic's suit; too late to keep Dad from knowing she was accused of trying to "fix" a case. Lying awake in bed that night, she was. sure she heard sounds of sobs from the adjoining room where Ann slept. But there was no sign of tears in Ann's eyes the next morning. Except for her pallor, she was seemingly as happy as- she had been since Kent had returned, "Kent and I have set our wedding day," she announced at thc breakfast table. "It will be on Saturday afternoon, Mother, and because—well, because oC everything, we've decided it will be a very quiet ceremony here at home." Mother brightened instantly at this news, although she showed the marks of worry from the experience lust night when Winkic had brought the warrant. She put clown her coffee cup with a clatter. "Saturday? "We never can do it. Today is Tuesday, so that means only four days to get ready." "Oh, I think \vc can manage it nicely," Ann said. "You going to thc altar on Saturday and me to jail on Friday," April tried to joke. "Please, April," Mother pleaded, ;md then almost at once forgot her distress in the hasty making of plans. * + * A PFJL tried to avoid Ann that morning, but her sister caught up with her in the hallway. "Was there some reason," she asked, "why you didn't want to tell me that you took Kent to the train that night?" a April shrugged. ''Really, it didn't seem important." "You didn't think it important when you tried to pay off'Winkle Appleman?" When April made no answer, Ann went on, "I can't help wondering nowjf you saw Kent at any other time when I was away." ''For goodness sakes," April blustered, "why should I have wanted to see Kent Carter when Hal Parks and the rest of my erstwhile cavaliers were rushing me around at the Casa Blanca and gay places." Mother joined them then, ready for a shopping trip downtown! She was so busy fussing with samples of white silks and satins that she didn't notice anything wrong. But April knew that Ann's suspicions were growing by leaps and bounds. All that Tuesday, April stayed in her room, Nip's wiry head cocked knowingly at her. Nip knew. "Winkie Appleman knew. Tiie man at thc garage where she had had the chains put on that awful night had openly taunted her about going up to the Cartel- place. Even Octavia was putting two and two together. Yes, it seemed as if all Pattonsville was going to know that April Burnett had masqueraded as her sister, and fallen in love with Aim's sweetheart. She pleaded an excuse when Hal called. She sidestepped thc family. Best, and most important, she didn't see Kent again. * * * QN Wednesday, Dad came into her room and settled himself for a talk. "I'm awfully sorry about this j mess," April blurted. But Dad wasn't angry. "You're, not to worry," he said. "The hearing on Friday will be a preliminary one, likely held over until later. I'll defend you, of course, see you through it. It would have been better if you'd told me about it at the time, but you were so sick afterwards and then, probably all you wanted to do was forget it." "Yes, that was what I wanted. To forget it." Dad questioned her, made notes. "I can't believe you hurt Winkle Appleman," he finally said. "Winkie's a pretty hardy old specimen. But he's nursed a grievance against me since I sent; him to the workhouse a few years ago. Maybe this is the way he's getting back at us." "Dad, I'll tell thc truth on the stand. I'll take a chance that everything will come out all right. But I don't want to bring anyone else into this. Not Kent Carter, Dad. Please, he won't have to be at the trial, will he?" "Kent?" Dad smiled in a secretive way. "But Kent insists. Nothing I could say would keep him away. He wants a chance to testify." He came over and patted her shoulder. "I've an idea you've been through more than we realize, Daffy," he said. "When I get you cleared in this case and thc excitement of the wedding is over, 1m going to make it up to you." "I'm all right," April stammered. "There's nothing you have- to make up to me." "I think we've lost sight of you in the excitement of Ann's romance. Seems strange, doesn't our little Ann a bride?" "It's wonderful," April said/ "I'm very happy for Ann." \ Dad pursed his lips. "Yes," lie began, "it is wonderful, and yet I have a feeling that underneath, something troubles Aim." Did Ann know? Had Ann guessed the whole truth about April and Kent? "What do you mean, Dad?" "More than anything, our Ann hoped to make a success of her voice. I don't think she'll ever quile get over thc disappointment of the audition with Viva no." "All the more reason," April spoke up, "why nothing must spoil her happiness with Kent." QN Thursday, Miss Evans, the seamstress, kept thc sewing machine whirring. Octavia closed'' thc kitchen door on the rich aroma of bakiijg cakes and roasting' meats. Florists surveyed the housuj for decorations for the wedding Wedding! Ann and Kent's we.. ding on Saturday. Ann herself came and went, humming .softly; patient at fitting;; of the bridal gown; hurrying on innumerable errands. April decided she couldn't stand thc strain and suspense any- longer. She herself had an errand to do—an errand that couldn't be put oil any longer. She picked a time in thc afternoon when she could leave the. house unnoticed. Her tinkle had: completely -healed, although she. was still wabbly, weak from the long inactivity her illness had brought. She took a short cu( across town, began walking up o- familiar road. Her yellow hair blew around, her face; her checks stung in the',] January air, but she kept-dimb-d ing, sometimes slowly,. somclinietf| in a desperate sort o'f jog. (To Be Continued) t So lony u.s there l.s ;i MXI!Invest there will he last mines and fant.a.stic sioriw; o! buried treasure. Prospectors si ill arc looking for the legemiajy Spanish loot, the MoUier [.mie. the Lost PcgUvj mine, the Lost; OUR WAY Dutchman. Lost Padre. Lost Wheelbarrow, to mention only iv few of the " bets." Plulip A B.'iiley \vrite.s about, both these prospectors and the: long- .souglit treasures in an exceptionally fascinalmt;. easy-ve.ui- ins book. ;i sort of "strike" in itself. "Golden Miragt\s" \Macmilhvn: $3>- Listen in ;i.s one of the grizzled old desert, "rut-s" tells Bciiley about hi.s yold- smcllin' burro: "She's tlic one I ever sivw; luui her for move thun 10 years, and all hell couldn't pry her loose from me. -She can .smell xvuler for 10 miles, maybe more; anci .she can smell qolci. s.oo. a.s far if .she wants 'o! Why. one year, alony in the fall—the year the j ITclce washed out old man Smoo- gcr—me and .she started out for :the Castle Dome country. The weather turned hot, holier than nil get-out. "Weil, as you know, when you leave Weaver's cm there's forks in the trail, one goiny no place and the other to Tyson's. Well, sir! When we yot to the" forks, .she turned on to the one leading off into them nogoocl washes, .so I whacked her on the .side and tried to head her back. She stood •there .vlubburn-like and wouldn't move. I finally cluy my heels into thc .sand and put my back against her belly and pushed; but it didn't do no good. So I finally gave up. and we went up the wrong fork. "And do you know—we hadn't gone more than about two chum- lengths before I .saw some dark- lookinLr si ml in n wash, and 1 •slopped :md took out .$1100. by hen-F,cnilvhin-. in lew than four hour.s—unywity. Uie sun hadn't, dropped over the river yet. .She knew i; \v;>.,s ) 0 o dunged hot to j prospect: but she knew "there was i'Jiolcl their, smeiied it, I guess!" "What woulcl you do if— A person you arc: sure really likes you says something to you lto:tL you think is catty— (a) M;iki; a barbed answer? (b) .A.ssume that the friend didn't mean (he remark as you took it? Answers 1. No. If you want to find out just .say "How arc vou?" 2. No. That's his business, '.}. No. Describe her ns bei; "slender." 4. No. For grocers hutc to ' clogs .sniffing food. 5.No. It shows you place t emphasis on beauty. Host "What Woulcl Vou Do' 1 s. hflion—(h). , [f you want to friends always give them thc ben';| fit of (lie doubt. MAP PUZZLE ITLL RUIW MY PRACTICE. PEOPLE WILL. THJNJK I'M A. BE61WMER.--A KID JUST OUT OF COLLEGE ' TT'LL TAKE MOUTHS TO GROW OUT WELL, I KNJEW YOU'D DO IT TIME-- LI6HT1MG SUCH SHORT CIGAR, STUMP5 OVER. THE L/\MRS AClS TOO SOOKJ By J. K. WU llama QUll BOARDING HO US 1:1 will, Maior Hoople HOOPUE MUST BE LOSING M-lOTHER BOTTOM? I'LL TAKE A INTO Ti4E YPP,DJ MOPE IT WM'T MOOSE GOT OUT ISA uiLtftWA.'"-^ I MAVE DELVED 50 D£EP !M 1til5 DRATTED CLIMB ODT/«~ AKD Nio ONE &T - My WORD/ DO I DtTECT ODOR OP G&ST— SUPPOSE T BECOME GIDDY AMD QJCCUM9 TO NOXIOUS VAPOR SUCH AS AFPUCT6 / LITTLE- OO DEt P Mind Your Manners i your KunwifMlg-? of ror- "'(•i x;ri;il^o by answering tin* foliowinp questions, then '•w'.ckMig; against Uu- authoritative answers hclow: 1. Is it courteous to .say to a friend yon haven't seen in some timr. -what's the matter, aren't you ifrJi!,M VC .H ? you look lerri- cie"? 2. Is i:. ^ooci manners to warn *' ' !lr 'i f .' <on the plump side) "Look out inr the calorics" when he civic:.s K rich dessertV •*>. Is i' f-oMrieous to refer to a woman ;4,-. b"inif ".skinny"? j 4. •-• i' .none! manr.rro to lake ycsjr c\vz wi;h you when you (io your nr.jrkelinu? ; v i- s ii L'Coci manners to cle- wriliv iir.rjf.hrr woman us bein£ "homely a.s (\;»i bo but very nice" when you ;j y c talking to a \voman ! "'ho is noi pretty herself? Aunouucemeuls HORIZONTAL 'l North American , colony. 11 Soul. 13 Imbecile; H Epoch. 15 Pertaining' Id Ihc throat. 17 Arid. 18 Meal dressing. 20 Wriggling fish 21 To woo. 22 Dress. 23 Mythological being. 25 Transposed (abbr.). 26 Blithe. 28 Sloth. 20 vSco/Is. 32 Free admission ticket. .1-1 Measure. 35 Foot (abbr.). 36 Gist. 37 To move sidewise. 39 Type standard. 40 Northwest (abbr.). 42 Christmas carol. Answer Io Previous Puzzle AILIAIDIDII INLJPIUiBIB Li N,G '13 Upon. d&tf 44 Perched. \ 46 To backslide. 50 Carpet. 51 Emerald mountain. 53 Artificial stream. ^ .M Small tuber. 55 Nobleman. 5G Genus of evergreens. 57 Part of u, book. 59 It is an near Canada. 60 is a dependency ot this colony. ' VERTICAL 1 North Africa (abbr.). 2 One v/ho suffers patiently. . 3 To telegraph. 4.To soar. 5 Whirlwind, fi Close-fisted. 7 Percussion instrument. 8 Mesh. D No good (letters). .10 Owed. 11 Substances used to increase .stability. 12 Measure of area. 16 Sheltered place. 18 To speak. 19 Half an envl 21 This land's il capital. 22 Kind of J 24 An industry in this land. 26 Oat. 27 Opposed to lower. 30 Being. 31 AstraL 33 Drift. 35 Sheared of wool. 38 Drone- bee. 41 Houses irorr sleep. i 43 Outflow. 45 Chinese- money. 47 Indigo shruijti 48 Rodent. |!l 49 Thick slice, j J 50 To peruse. 52 Brother. 54 Health resc 55 Jumbled ly^J 58 Noun termination z^ The Conrirr NPWS has been authorized to mnke formal announcement of thr following candidates ; for public office at the municipal i election April l. ] For Mayor TOM A. LITTLE K. R. 'Rabbit) JACKSON* l''nr Alderman, SecouO "Ward JOHN C. McHANEV 1'cr Altln-man, Third J. E. LUNriFORD (.Re-election)

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