The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 5, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 5, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORR1S, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace- Winner Co., New York, Ciucago, 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, SL50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $5.50 per year; L. zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Speaking Of Aid— The United States feels uneasy in its present course of sending arms and aid to one party to a war,, while still firmly resolved not to take part in the .war. It is a new technique, and we tend to think back to days when one was either in a war or not in it. So we feel uncomfortable in the present situation, and shy away from aggravating it. It is indeed a strange technique. But who introduced it? The German flyers and technicians, the Italian "volunteers," who helped Franco win the Spanish war. and the Russian technicians and "morale-builders" who helped the Republic lose it, set the pace. -Interesting indeed is the accounting given by the Italian official Stefani news agency of certain details of equipment sent to Franco Spain during the civil war. There were, Stefani reports. $;j7f>.- 000,000 in loans, very little of which has been paid back. There were 1900 cannon, 10,135 automatic arms, 7,514,537 artillery shells, 7668 motor vehicles, and 763 airplanes, to say nothing of two submarines., four destroyers, and four motor torpedo beats. Ninety-one Italian warships engaged in Spanish war activities; 92 steamers ferried the supplies; Italian submarines sank 72,800 tons of "hostile" shipping. Italy was never "in" the Spanish war, of course, even when Italian- uniformed troops under'Italian'officers' were taking active part in the campaigns. These were "volunteers." But read over the list of equipment sent, which one presumes to be in addition to the equipment, carried and used by the Italian "volunteers'" themselves. Note how closely it parallels the kind of equipment which the United States has been selling to Britain, and which it is now proposed to provide on a "lend or lease" basts. Surely there is going to be no complaint from Italy, Germany, or Russia about the United States supplying to a friendly power engaged in an international war the same kind of materials ^ which all three of these states supplied to one side of a civil war within one country a few short years ago. To be just, there has been little complaint. Having set the pace for such maneuvers, the axis countries nave, by and largo, conceded the right of the United States to supply Britain. What might have been considered a 'cause" f or war a few years no longer considered to be kind of war now raging in ! s siu-h Tind,x-s OUT OUR WAY not depend on the often-flimsy "causes" which peace-loving countries used to be so eager to avoid. This kind of war is often not even declared, but simply waged without warning wheji- ever the aggressor country believes there is advantage to be derived from it. Decentralizing the SEC The federal government is getting too big and too complicated to function entirely in the crowded city of Washington. Various moves are under way to decentralize the sprawling public establishment which, often for no good reason, feels that it can function only in the capital. Newest move to unscramble this situation is in the Securities and Exchange Commission, whose Cleveland regional office has just made effective the first security registration to be handled entirely outside Washington. The San Francisco SEC office is preparing to act similarly. Kegional financing of this kind means less delay (only one week after the registration statement was filed, in the Cleveland ease) and also less dependence on the single financial center of New York, and the single regulatory center of Washington. There is going to be more of this in other government offices beside the SEC, and a good thing, too. Every economic and military consideration today calls fur elimination of bottlenecks in government as well as in indusLrv. Girl Scouts' Birthday The national hat may well be swept oil' in a graceful salute during a wec ^ from March 1^-18 to ihe Girl Scoucs oi Amenta. 'Unit week marks tne ^''ih uirihday of the movement. loday G&> f QOO young American girls ave oiK;uir/;ea in the Oin Scouts. Their awareness to their country's needs is \\cii shown by their acting as hostesses last summer to delegates trom is Western .Hemisphere countries. The building of l j art American friendships is one ot the tasks the uirl Scouts have aec Lhem*6iv<is, and they have made a good start: Ihe camp project will be- repeated this summer. The heroic service England's women have given during that country's hour ot trial is visible evidence of how vital a part women may play i n national service. The Girl Scouts appear keen- lv aware of their responsibilities and ready to serve in whatever eapacitv .seems necessary. Happy birthclav and many of them! * SO THEY SAY God intends MS to use ( ,l] the possibilities in MILS world.-Bishop Henry S t George New York. Tucker, I * * * Censorship i n Lhe >sensc lh;J( Jean-d. of the kind we sen abroad wntemplal*l.--Loweii MelleU, dirvcior Government Reports. believe is • is not. Office of \»e cannot gain token we may givt J »rtke him. \fe ''• { 'o matter whn N orris. Nebraska. * may '- nm-r north Australia will move.._A C ,'m Minister Fadden of Atwnih Hitlers friendship by any by any promise wipn war if we do.— Senator Gcor« c W \ the Prime SIDE OUNCES COPR. W1 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG, U. S. P*T. OFP WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1941 SERIAL STORY DRAFTED FOR LOVE BY RUTH AYERS COPYRIGHT. 1O4t. NEA SERVICE, INC. A\irll fimln Aim ;>t OII-UT'M ami her l»»t vliiiacc Jo Uilk to Keiu before the trial if* KOiif. lu court, K«'ii< wreck* uinkJv'M c'HKc by u-Mlfyintf the JIIJIH W«M druiilc, prmluceH (he young rookie <o prove It. 'i'he c-nse IM ulMinltiNeil. Kent UOIIU>M to Ai»rll. •iou've lje«n running nwtiy> lou've igat to talk to ine, u«w." * * * GOODBY TO LOVE CHAPTER XXII gTILL holding her hand, Kent walked to his car with April. She tried to keep her head averted but there was something compelling in his look, something that drew her to him. "What is it you want?" she asked. This was the first time she'd seen his eyes clearly since he had been blinded. They were gray, serious, and yet holding a warmth like no known. other eyes she'd over I "Your eyes," she began, "they're all right now?" He nodded. "Oh, maybe not "It only takes a piece of candy to get a hug out of a i-irl this age—but when they gel "older it lakes a SCO-dollar fur coat!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD C/XPTAIN KIDD <5Osy E R Kl AA ENT* BUT THE. WC?R.K OR CAPTUR1N<3 SHIPS TOO A\UdH OF A TEA<\PTATIONJ AND HE, HIMSELF T r THB WORLD'S MUAABER KJAA\E THESE TlTL T - M. REG. U. S. (-.AT. OFF OF /MOTHER. WtTHJNJ .AFTER! 'T 13 BORN, quite as good as new," lie said, "but I'll never be in the dark again." Then without speaking further, he guided the cur through the traffic tangle on Capitol street and crossed the bridge to the river road. April sat quietly, only the twisting oi" her handkerchief in her hands to betray the inner tremor. Abruptly, Kent stopped the car and turned to her. "I can't get the thought ol you out of my mind!" he said. "No, Kent, you've no right to say that" "You'll have to hear me through. I said I couldn't get the thought of you out oi' my mind. It's more than that. I can't get you out of my blood, out of my heart. It's because of those three days when I was home on leave. Something happened to me then to change everything-. I fell in love with a girl, really in love for the first time. The gid was you," "Kent—Kent, darling." She whispered it under her breath. He drew her to him, his shoulders sagging, his hands unsteady. "If you've never been honest "before, if you'll never be again, this time you must tell me the truth," he began to plead. "Every- thing depends on it, the beginning and the end, I guess, of our future. I've got to know if you fell in love with me or if you were only playing a part, sorry for me, as you said once. If you love me I'll have the courage for anything, even to facing Ann." His voice broke, every line in his face showed the pain these words had cost him. * * * "OUT April Burnett had edged away, sitting stiffly, unbending, in her corner of the car. Ann! The name had blasted like a bomb into that brief paradise where she had soared when Kent told her she was the girl with whom he'd fallen in love. Ann was at home this minute, likely pinning the tulle on her small brown head for the wedding veil. Ann, with her eye<?, a song whispering along ner lips. "I'll have the courage for anything, even to facing Ann," Kent had said. April remembered that only the other night, when Dad had been in her room, he had spoken of the deep disappointment Ann would always feel because she had failed before the great Vivano. She thought of what she herself had said, "All the more reason why nothing must spoil her happiness witli Kent." Inwardly, something cried out, "But you, April, what about you? You love Kent. lie wants you to speak honestly." She tried to make a decision, her hands twisting at her handkerchief, knotting it. A silly handkerchief with a spidery lace edge. Many men had fallen in love with her. But they'd recovered and gone their way to find girls who would make better wives. Kent would be the same. He would forget her, or if he remembered, it would be to think that she had dazzled him, charmed him momentarily. •* ?'• 4t CHE began slowly,'uncertainly, yet with a sure "You're very goal gallant, the on. and ahead. Kent." "Gallant!" He bridled at word, alert at once. "It's too bad." she went twisting the spidery lace until it was like a string in her hands, "if I misled you. Thai night when I took up to the train, 1 told you I had pretended to be Ann "because I felt sorry for you." She saw him. straighten, .his head lift. She managed a shrug. "It was more than being sorry for you, of course. I liked you and thought that it would be sort of a masquerade for those three days and no one would ever know the difference." "Masquerade?" There was loathing in his voice. She turned her face away. 'Well—a lark," she whispered. "You're lying, April." "No, I'm not lying. I never thought you'd take it this way. It was something that happened and yet as you said that night, was over and done with as it it had never happened at all. Really, Kent, we'd both better forget it. As for me, I'm in love with someone else, Hal Parks. I'm going to up and marry him one of these days." There, that would let her out. soften the blow for him. * * * r PHE white anger in Kent's face A died out. He looked gray, haggard, beaten. He started ^ car and soon the 'familiar -eets of Pattonsville loomed aheaa. ' "If you don't mind," she said, "I'd like to get out at the next corner. Have some errands to do," "Very well." "And, Kent," she tried to touch his hand timidly, "it was better, don't you think, that we didn't try to kid ourselves. You and Ann were meant for each other, you're going to make a happy couple." The corner was just ahead. If he would only speak, say some- tiling kind that she could keep as a treasure of him for the rest of her life! His eyes had been so warm, so searching when he had met her outside the court. But now they were hard as the hailstones that had pelted down the day when the outing had ended in storm. "Here you are," he said, opening the car door. If he had been angry with her the night she'd taken him to the train, this was beyond anger. His face held a look of hatred; a look that spoke plainer than words how deeply he despised her. Then he said, "Thank God you told me in time. For the rest of my life I'm going to be humbly grateful for the love of a girl like Ann." Well, she could carry it through to the end. She stepped out of the car and, leaning against the door, made a pretense of dabbing at her eyes with her handkerchief. "You'll have me weeping here in a minute," she said. (i "You weeping?" Kent laughed. "You don't know what tears are." No? Wei!, something was surely blurring her lashes as she stood on the corner long after Kent Carter was out of sight. (To B»i Continued) ANSWER: }. High On a Windy Hill; 2. Arkansas Traveler; 3. between 18th and 30th on Chestnut Street; 4. Smiles. NEXT: Can you travel farther c»s( or south? HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Nathan, a - practising bachelor That allegedly yay figure, i.hc bachelor, now suffering from the, fact that AdoH Hitler is his most prominent representative, is debunked by George Jean Nathan in "Tlie'Hncheinr Life" iRcyiml and Kitchrnrk- $11.50 >. In the breezy .style familiar to Nathan fans MMCC his co-editorship \viih H. u --differ By J. R. Williams Mencken of the clown through 25 years of New York literary life, punctures deftly many myths about bach- elordom and other phases of metropolitan life. Here lie denies that, all bachelors are desperate Lotharios: There may bo. as I have bachelors who desperately pathetically try to live up to the popular picture of them, but somehow I personally and happily never seem to encounter them. Those •whom I know—and I know many in the main from their behave themselves better. No one lias yet drawn a cartoon showing an office stenographer on a bachelor boss' lap, or showing a bachelor showering n chorus girl with pearl necklaces, Ninolenths of the scandals published in the news- 1 papers during the last year involved not bachelors but married men. Mere landlords break the leases of inruTicd folk given to boisterous i cocktail parties and other such neighbor tortures than, over think of breaking those of bachelors, whose cocktail parties, wh^n and if they give them, are usually confined to a relatively small number ol guests, must of the feminine quota of which go in for sherry and spend the greater part of the time disarranging the books in the bookcase or p?ekin<: with feigned curiosiry into odd corners. Out. of every dozen men you see in a night- ck:b. at least ten arc benedicts, either with their wives or. more genrrnlly, on the loose. And for every bachelor who tiffs with his best girl there are a dozen ! married men who get Into squab- saicl, j bit's of one kind or another with and j their so-railed mates. Sm:m Set. married brothers only in that they T HERE'S OF YOUR V -SHOES— AND > THIS IS PORK CHOR OR \ AM01HSP, SHOE / I DOM'T UMDERSTAKJD / WHY VOU'VE <30T A LOT TO LE GO WILD--/vKJD SOOT HIM RIGHT (MTO THAT MESS/ IF rt WAS ME Ht'p MEVEft SIT !M THE .SEAT AM DOPE W PACKAGES AXJD HAMD ME our ^UCE OF HAM, A HAT OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople MY WORD, 3UTI AN\ 6RMEFJLTO VOU FIRE LADDIES. 1 *—x H&VE iv\tT WITH IMTM16 SHAFT/ TUB HCOS£ WITH ,V k E> I WISUTO PREStNTVOU 1 FINiS OLD POLO MALLET A, UTTLB BEHIND IN ,VW OFF OF TfeLSPMCME POLtS o«V BHFOR& WE WAULED AM OWL OUT OP A BUT rr MIGHT COME IN To CRACK NUTS E, is MOT A /-' -' COPR. mi gYNt> stBvicr. ivc. T M e tc u Mind YOUJ Manners your knowlecign of correct .soi-ial u{,;i»(. by answering the following cfue.siicm.s. then checking against ;hc niuhorirative answers belo\v: 1. -Should a .student, hoine for a vacation tip the laniily servant? 2. L> it ;<ll vixhi. for o. man to have o cocktai. party if his date doc^r/l drink? 3. At n private dance,-Is it necessary for every man to ask his nosiess for a dance? , 4. Is it a goDci idt-a for a hostess who has gH('.<t* at breakfast to ask them how they iikc their eggs? 5. How should the slice of cheese served with apple pie be eaten? What would you cio if— You are unavoidably late to dinner raid your after waiting dinner J5 minutes, has taken the guests into dinner and they finished the first course— fa) When you apologize to your hostess, ask if you may be served the course that is being eaten? (b) Expect to start with the first course? Answers 1. No. He is still a member of the family. 2. Yes. 3. Yes. 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