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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1941 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor j. THOMAS PHILLIPS. Advertising Manager "' Sole National Advert,isin§ Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, ue iroit, Atlanta. Memphis. __ ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday - Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con gress. October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in 'the City of Blytheyillc, 15c per by mail to postal zone, two 10 six tnclusive $650 per year; k. zones seven and eight, ?iu.uu Greece, 'Unhappy Orphan Of The Storm' • "Greece is without u friend on the Continent," wrote a German newspaper after Bulgaria had yielded and let the grey legions flow on down through her territory to the Greek border. ""Unhappy orphan of the storm," continued the Teutonic weeper of crocodile tears. Without a friend on the Continent? Nay, not so. Wherever men arc free, and wherever men remember freedom, there Greece has friends. And there are such men on the Continent of Europe, as on all continents. The number of governments friendly, to Greece may be declining, U has been reduced by a round -dozen since Hitler began his advance. But to say that Greece is without a friend is not true. Where free hearts beat, there are friends of Greece. This term, friendship, is a loose word-to use in international relations. Friendship is a personal thing. Man may be friend to man, but the relationship between those great organizations of people which we call nations, and other vast masses of people, may be something more or something less, but it is not friendship. To . use the word is convenient, but less scarcely accurate. Czechoslovakia revolves in the German orbit, but arc the Czechs "friends" of the Germans? Whatever may be the relationship of Poles. Belgians,'Dutch, .French, Norwegians and Italians to tho Germans, we suspect that it is less than friendship. Are the German and /Russian peoples friends.? The Japanese and Russian? It seems doubtful. Perhaps we need a new word to define ; the relationship between peoples. The bulk of one people feel kindly disposed toward the bulk of another people; they may have joint ambitions and projects; considerations of safety or advantage may draw 'them together; but friendship, is a sacred term which applies to none of these things. Greece has few allies today, perhaps.; there are few armies ready to spring to her assistance or lend a helping haijd while she fights so stoutly for her? independence. It is entirely beside the point to argue that Greece "favored" Britain rather than Germany; to say she refused to climb aboard the. noisy and gaudy band-wagon now lumbering across Europe. She chose to remain Greece, and (u light him who tried to compel, her by force. Greece is no friendless orphan of the Nazi storm. On every continent, including the new Dark Continent of Europe, she has friends in plenty. Not so many government hierarchies, perhaps, but individuals, people, men and women who admire and love her for her courage to fight for her own. Those, too, are friendships, and they may yet bring a powerful weight to bear in the scales of history. I SIDE GLANCES Neutralizin the Book-Burners Every tirm 1 we sec a book banned by the toUiliUirian censors of Europe,_ our first impulse is to rush off and get the book and read it. Such an impulse seized us on the word that France (or rather that painful stump of u government which at Vichy, without authority of the people, claims to bo "France"), has banned Remain Holland's 'Mean Christophe." This book has been acclaimed a masterpiece all over the world, translated into many tongues. Frenchmen were proud of it. Now they cannot even read it. And why may not, Frenchmen read one of their own masterpieces? Because tho Nazis, French and German, think it bad for them. Maybe one way to neutralize the foul work of the book-burners of Europe would be to create in. the rest of the world a new reader of every banned book for every one cut off by totalitarian censors. CO PR. I94t BY NEA StRVlCE. INC. T. M. REG. U. 5. PAT. OFF. * SERIAL STORY Sheep In Cotton Clothing You've heard, of course, about the wolf in sheep's clothing. But a Lara- rnie, Wyo., ranch has done something more about sheep's clothing than let the wolf borrow it. To keep the wolf away from the ranch-house door, in fact, they have rigged out several hundred of the ranch's sheep in cotton clothing. It's all part of a test being made by the Department of' Agriculture and H cotton research laboratory. When ewes arc thus clothed, the theory runs, they keep warnior, need less supplementary feed, and produce better wool. Thus by using more cotton to produce more wool, both industries get. a break, to say nothing of the sheep themselves. . • SO THEY SAY COPYRIGHT, NEA SERVICE. INC- YESTEIID.W i Kent coufca«e» tbut the girl be (till in love with AVU8 AyrM, nut Ann. But Alirll cnituot lielruy her slater. Ske tell* Kent that the Celt sorry for him, that the -whole affair tvai a. lurk. He takci her hornet leave*. huUujf her. * * * HAL GETS HIS ANSWER CHAPTER XX1I1 >JN was alone in the downstairs hall at the telephone when April returned. "Oh, thank you very much," Ann was saying. '"Your congratulations mean a great deal. Yes, I have the message. I'll promise to let you know," April went on. upstairs. Con- came high against her throat In front to leave her back a gleaming expanse of opal skin. "You look mighty sweet," Dad said. But she knew she didn't. The dress belonged to another part of her life; it set oddly with her white face and frightened eyes. "I'm celebrating my escape from jail," she said. "All set for tomorrow?" Dad seemed to be worried about something, anxious to talk to his oldest girl. gratulations to the bride! sounded thrilled, elated. Ann "I want to buy a hairbrush—one with a light'handle that won't hurt!" By Clyde Lewis I thank God and America Tor the. right to live ;intl raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy mid freedom.—Wiilt Disney, animated cartoon producer. * • * TUc .split between rights and duties is democracy's greatest weakness; If yon please, its worst enemy.—Dr. Kimball Young, Queens College. * * * The federal government has an obligation to provide school facilities for children of personnel connected with the, defense program.—U. S. Office of Education memorandum. * * + One of th« greatest elements of strength U-i our national life is the fact that no one can buy an American newspaperman.—William U. Bullitt, former ambassador to France. * * + America'.s youth today i.s more lit to ww: the country than In any other previous genera- ticn.~Dr. Delbert Oberteuffer, Ohio autc physical education department. * * * Ali g«jfxi that America can do nm l;c Uow •nUinut ;<p m iing men. And if Hitler wants /Vrv>«Hca >n the war, he has reason enough al;ready.—Pierre - de - Lanux, French publicist. COM. \W\ »y NIA mviCi. INC T. M. REG. U: S. TAT. Off, And suddenly April realized that she was more at peace with herself than she had been since the iirst night she had seen the blinded Kent. Even when Kent had been ready to jeopardize Ann's future, she had been the one who had saved it All that was important now was irmt no one should ever guess the secret, guess the sacrifice she had made. * * * r FHE Burnetts had planned a small dance - that night for Ann's friends in honor of the coming marriage. Dad, looking handsome in tuxedo, had a few minutes to talk with April before going downstairs to receive the guests. "You made a fine witness today, Daffy girl," he said. "And you're the best lawyer 1 ever had/' she tossed back. "It was Kent and that rookie who brought the hearing to a quick end. Winkle Appleman is a trouble-maker and trouble-makers can be pretty dangerous." "You don't think he'd dnre do any scandal-monging around town?" Dad thought not. "At any rate, not for awhile. He's being held for vagrancy and -will, probably ! end up spending a few weeks on the county farm." April was before the mirror, smoothing in. (lame lipstick, spraying a mist o£ spicy perfume into her hair. She'd, chosen her most dashing dress for tonight, coral "All set?" April answered. "I'm glad Ann dismissed the idea of having a bridesmaid. It would have .struck me as funny to have been standing beside the bride groom in court one day and be side the bride, the next." Dad looked at her, a questio way back in his eyes. But h walked out without saying any thing. 1~\OWKSTAIRS, a v/hite-coate ern screen which shut out sight f the guests dancing hi the living oom and sunporch. "I think maybe you've danced ong enough for your first night Hal said. "Yes, I'm not up to my usual orm." "I was in court today. You ante through with what they call flying colors." "Well, the army saved the day." "Yes," Hal said with a quick glance, "the army did." April leaned back against Hal's arm. After awhile, he looked down at her. "Remember what I said about waiting for you?" "Yes, Hal." "Well, I'm still around." - just learned right then thai. as two wrongs didn't make a right, nor could a second love lake tho place of a first. She had told Kent she 'was going to marry Hal Parks some day. But she knew r^w she could never marry him. An empty heart wasn't enough for a person like Hal. She faced him. "Hal. I never liked any person as sincerely as J , , « . . , vo do you. I've tried to learn to care cousin of Octavia's was pre- fo / you but that>s not love . j wlsh paring the punch; clearing the floors; arranging .the scats for guests. Three of the boys from the band at Casa Blanca were coming over to furnish the music. The first person April saw when she went downstairs was Ann. Ann was the beauty tonight, the shining one of the two sisters. Her dress was of creamy lace, so designed that the week and shoulders gave a heart-shaped effect. Out of this she emerged ethereal, radiant. "Ann, our first bride, 7J Mother murmured and it was as if those words expressed Ann's triumph at last from the role oE the "plain sister" to that of the glamorous it were." Words choked her. She couldn't say anything else. Hal patted her shoulder. He understood as he al- vays did. "If it will make it any asier for you, I've guessed it all ilong," he said. "I stopped 'hop- ng— oh, a long time ago. I think t was the last time we- danced ogether at Casa Blanca." He lilted her face, brushed his ips lightly across her cheek. Then le stood up. "April, honey, love is slow blooming with some people, but not with you. Love with you is like lightning. It strikes onco and fast." one. The pianist ran cxpenmenta fingers over the keyboard and th< accordion player ( grinned and sa luted with the wedding march. April' avoided Kent, dance with young friends und old one of tho family and then, at last, with Hal Parks who hadn't taken his eyes from her all. evening. It was Hal who managed to dance her away to a corner,"in the hallway. Here, an excellent idea of the florist's had resulted WHEN he'd gone, April still sal * in the fern-shielded corner. Nip, bewildered and not a little- unhappy at the whole uprooting of the house, nosed her out. April leaned to pat him. "Ever hear those words — 'bury the dead'?" Her head began to slump. "Well, that's me, Nip. I've buried it all 'today." . Kent had said. "You don't know what tears are/' , "Maybe T don't." she thought, and felt her hand wet with them. Suddenly, she was on the floor beside Nip, tho coral gown as incongruous as a clown's pain!-, swirled around her. In her sobs. she didn't hear footsteps approaching. When she looked up, tears streaking her face, she saw "that Ann and Kent were staring at her. Ua£>U.U.l£i vu.t^j i.v«i- »^"-. D "v, _-.- -colored velvet with a neck that in a small comer, blocked with a| (To Be Continued) vineyard uuU> others. Utructrd to say when she answer, she comes in, or may I take; H »"••«Now. wruit i.s the application, of the telephone and her unstress to, sage, (he parable? Jesus Himself seemed out? j 5. \cs. i.o make this plain in the reference . to the stone which the builders ployc reiectcd. ""but which was made the . forms? it customary to. buy her j'ov an cm-j Best "What-Would You Do" so- maid's uni-i Hition— (a). "So you-want to join the cavalry! Do you want to enlist - as a soldier or a horse?" • SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON Rejection of the Prince pi Peace To'Blame for World's Present Ills cornerstone-. He Is evidently re- fcrring to God's persistent appeal What would you do if— You fire a maid who does not uO the people through the prophets suit you though she has two things whom He had sent to proclaim \ - m ) ier favor-she is honest and a righteousness ;uid to warn them of'i iarc j worker. Vou -are writing her UTC peril of continuing evil ways. 3 recommendation and wonder These prophet*, one after another. wnat !o ouy about her— Text; Luke 2U:fl-/:(l Another servant who was sent had V" WILLIAM I,, GILROY, U. U. the same late, and was shamefully Editor of Advance mistreated. A third servant was Ui the form of o parable, con- ^nt, and he was similarly wouncl- , vl ,. ..„.. w . ,, .-,.- „ ..»~~ Then the lord ot the vineyard Jesuy portrays the attitude of mat', suid. "What., shall r. do? I will send cerning a man who planted a vineyard and let it out to husbandmen. tnc had been" rejected, and most of them had been prosecuted and killed. Now Jesut- Himself was the son] whom God hod sent, and the word? of Jesus were prophetic, for He apparently realized the fate that was before "Him. This late wns rapidly approaching, for our lesson tells how Mic very people who ought-, to have accepted and honored a good man, conspired, immediately to destroy him, setting spies upon him mul even feigning TO be bis disci- pie--;. f=o thai., they might "take hold, of his speech" and u.sc it. against i'ai Say she is honest and a hard worker? <b> Say she is excellent help? Answers | 2. Yes. Or U" you want, her to, leave immediately, give her an es- |.ni week's pay. :>. Yes, that is unly fair. •1. "May Mrs. Smith call you toward himself and toward the my heloved sou." But. when smice of Goci. husbandmen taw tho son. they said. jjij, n . " Tho viiu'vard owner, alter plant- "This i.s the'heir: let us kill him., Jp; . us w ., s JTJf:t ,, efi b y most ol !in« it lei.'if out in husbmuimon 'Mat the inheritance may bo ours. | )lw . ( , of Tiis OWM limr . when wi: j;md went to another country for Sl > they cast the sou :Us«j out, 01 j t ,, iuk o! - Ris continued rejection ;i longtime. At. the proper nmr \\<- Mir vineyard, and killed him. J^vi,Sjj ;v i a .t, (:r generation.^ wr cmuiol smt.'"to the rmsbnnriincn ^want:, asked what llu- owner ol Uir vine- u )Ut , reflect upon the tryuedy which who should gen the fruit ol Mir ynvd would Ho to them, and the. (iuu . vejcrtmg Ua? brought >o Ibr nnswer was th;H he would Announcements News lias been au= formal announcement of the following candidate* for public office at. the municipal election April 1. For Mayor TQM A. LITTLE E. R. (Rabbit). JACKSON i/or Alderman. Second M"ar«J •rOHN C. McHANEY (Re-election) For Alderman. Third Wan! •r. E. LUNSFORD (Re-election) THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson • vineyard, but the hnsbantluiun boa* i.hr .-evv;iut n«d sent hhu nw.iy. come destroy tlic OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople I WAS JEST A-STUDVIW 1 , \NES-I THOUGHT.WE WAS A-GOlVd' TO HAWE TO PACK THIS WIRE TH 1 REST O'TH 1 WW BV MULES-BUT I BEUEVE I SEH ANWA.VWE KIN MAKE IT USTEM, CURLY, tf you csuv-s, VOUR. oww SELVES, WHO ARE RLMNMWS THE BIG SOLITUDES YOU LOVE SO WELL—STARTING RDADS FOR THE TRAFFIC.' XCOTI m > ar MA actmeg. *c. T. u. SEC, u. a PAT.. OFT NICE HOL& VOU GOT TMERE, WEIL, I 8R'JrtG TUE Wi NDIJV5S j AM 1 ,. THERE SHE SETS —A UTTLE OLO, %#"' BUT SHE'LL PULL VOU OOTATMAT UOLB ) :( UKE A CORK/ VOU CA^ HAME S4ER A \NeEK«—' I iMSTALL IT, AMD TMAT'LL BO CE^TS AM HOUR, 6DT I'LL VERV VMELL, N60S oOS IS WVO HOURS BV nwo SHAK AND NOT TWO owe fcCHl FOR THE MOOPLE world. Tt 'S in Miminir from fringe of Pour*:, rofir^ing i.o receive God's Sun <uul. to '^ivc Him H 1 ? f.rti;nipliau!. place in UI'J, lh«t peoples ?.n.cl nntion:> !nivr> broiight, upon themselves Uu> luve o[ the v/orltl today—a "vorM in v/liich millions yrc sutfennt: ;.<mi flyitie, because hate and greed aut! violenro have ruled instead of peace »'-5cl love and service ^hich Jcoi;c> came to proclaim to liien\ both 'ny fits teaching '<w<\ by His example. Vet Je-sns 'oeceinv: thr f-orner- •aoU.C Ol the Christii'M'ly ihc«! b;t^ srov/ii thvongh "0 renlu.i'ie:; ciej-v^'e persecution, haired ;mfi evji. T>v: cornerstone otiU Suiiiru-, and though vood. hay and stubble have beer-, built upon it. a ctruclvu'e worthy P j the" [oundation will sometime r j se when men receive the Christ i n His fullness. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by ttt:s7-c-rin§ the'fol- lowing quCi'Hono. Ihrn checking ugttinst Ihc authoritative answers below: 1. is it necessary to pi.it ;>. rUH'» u -,i ;> JjreaUl'asI, tray? i li. Is it customary to give a maid a work's notice when U is ucec«.ary 'to let her go? 3, If a maid is lii'cU. should she i be'told why? ! 4. What might a maid be in- OULCP . OVEKL O KlltrHT 3= iTARS i-l£ SEES AT HCA\E1 ANaWER: Yes. Every constellation visible in Germany is visible irom Canada.' And Canadians can sec s number that Germans can't. NEXT; How many ice ages were there? '