The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 7, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 7, 1941
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PAGTFOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' f THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher : ' SAMUEL P. NORMS, Editor J, ' THOMAS PHILLIPS. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, troit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- of^e it B^heville, Arkansas, under act of Congress; October 9. 191 7^ BLYTHEVItLE, (AKK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1941 Served by the United Press per year, payablenadvance. Research. Ray Of Hope Men like Dr. Karl T. Compton Charles lettering, Quite aside their own considerable personal accomplishments, are of double value to the nation. That is because they are always looking ahead. They are apostles of research, preachers of "never be satisfied with things as they are." If the world over needed such men; it is now, when m- • -creasing numbers of men and women all over the world are becoming convinced that "things as they are" just ' -aren't good enough. •"'' At a time when the defense program ' is just getting fairly under way, people - begin to worry about "what will hap- k pen' when the defense plug is drawn • out of the national bath tub? Will our present relative prosperity go promptly 'down the drain?" There are plenty to say that the uome-uppance is coming. ..^"Certainly it could come. The concli- . •- tions are being made right for it. But T'- that doesn't necessarily mean that it '" ' must # come. •:: ..'•• .More and more, mankind inclines to:" day to reach out and grasp his destiny ';.; firmly'' by the throat (or by the hand, ; if ; that is his nature),. In other words, r. we are, no 'longer content to sit su- ..- pinely and say that what will come, •••'- will come. What we bring, will come, - says the modern, scientific-minded man ' or woman. • , True, '.\ve have badly hashed up our •. . attempts to direct our own ' cteStiny '' • since 1918. And whose fault was that but' our own? And- whose fault will it be, with all' the. lessons of 1914-1940 ".< spread before us; if we fail to do better another time? Dr. Compton, in a study for the Advisory Commission on Scientific Re; search of the National Association ol" - Manufacturers, sees research as one of :: " the ways out. It is certainly true, he grants, that if, after the emergency has passed, everybody slumps back to mak- ' ' ' ing just what we made before it began, there will be a tremendous set-back. ' But by research today, Dr. Compton believes, we can assure prosperity tomorrow. He queried 181 companies, and found that they were spending 2 per cent .of gross sales for research, some as much as 10 per cent. If -this plan vvere carried throughout industry, Dr. Compton believes, new goods, new services, new industries, new jobs, ne\y sources? of wages and salaries may be developed which will more than take up the .slack. It is this kind of forward look that America needs *o desperately today. World In False-Face He runs a costume rental agency which has prospered for 20 years. But 1941 to date is about his worst season- A whole generation of people is growing up who have never been to a masked ball, never known the gaiety oi fine and exotic clothes, the thrill of the mask lifted at midnight. Why, we asked? "The psychology of masquerading/' he mused, "was probably grounded in an attempt to become for the moment someone else, someone more glamorous, just for an evening. But the world's too small for that now. Who wants to be an Italian flower girl or a Japanese Mikado today? You know they aren't having any better time than we are." There you are. Sometimes we think we are having a thin time, what with the draft, and taxes, and all. If you think anybody else is having a better time—well, hame two. Uncle Sam, Landlord 3t is customary to say that the public domain is gone—that the nation no longer owns vast tracts of vacant land. Yet the federal government today owns more than 20 per cent of all the land in the United States, according to a survey by the National Emergency Council. This vast area of 394,657,721 acres includes holdings in 2628 of the 3071 counties of the nation, and m 2965 cities. .In fact, the city holdings are becoming a problem for some cities, which cannot tax them, hints the American Municipal Association. For even if the federal government were to make some contribution to the city in lieu of taxes which cannot be levied, as in Washington, who would pay it? Ask the man who pays taxes; he knows. I SIDE GLANCES SERIAL STORY DRAFTED FOR LOVE BY RUTH AYERS COPYRIGHT. 104!, NEA SERVICE. INC. • SO THEY SAY C0f«. 1M1 BY K!EA SET-VICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S.PAT. OFF. 3-7 YESTKIIDAY: There i* » daiic- iujjT jiurly for AMU uu <He *vc ut lier w?dUiit£. Hut the eougHilu- lailotiK Auu receive* on the telc- lihonc mid In pervou UruJii on Ajirll'* eurM. She tries to l)c Ihc if ay April HKuin, but her father tiCiiKt'K a dlU'crence. Hal proposes ii^nin mid April Unovr* thnt xhe van never marry him. After lie lc:ive* she bur*lK into teiirx. Then, suddenly, Aim and Kent arc bc- wide lier. • * * ANN DISAPPEARS CHAPITER XXIV A NN followed April upstairs, her knock on the door imperative. "April!" she spoke her sister's name. "Oh, Ann, don't mind me. 1 "Tell me the rest of that joke later, Lcm—I gotta give this first show crowd real night club service." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson No one has the right Lo call the Creator his Father if he .-refused to be brother, to nil God's other children.—Premier Benes of Czechoslovakia. * * *K The board of u museum is not u House of Lords,'nor yet an exclusive social club—Park Commissioner Moses of New York. * * * The hardest thing for a public official to learn is how to say "no." Once you learn that, everything is easy-.—Mayor La Guardia of New York. * * * The self-discipline of a free and independent people will always enable them to out-think, out-produce, and outrlivc any .system of totalitarian slavery.—Sidney Hillman, defense commissioner. ^ * * The whole nation ought to be drafted. I''or example. I think Senator Wheeler should be drafted to keep quiet.—Sidney Kinysley, playwright, on being himself drafted. * * * The machine-tool industry is -but the Yankee mechanic grown trreat— John D. Biggcr.s, director .Division of" Production, OPM. Eventually we may have to fight to do!end our civilization. The future in that respect is unknown and unknowable.—Joseph P. Kennedy. U. S. Ambassador to London. * * , * Only by full employment can \vf: provide adequate defense, maximum living standards, and unity among our peopU-.—C. William Ka/.elett. Notional Committee for incentive Taxation. <5EA'CH WEIGHTS OF 0C? POUNDS. *. M. REG. U. S. PAT. Off. CQI'R. 194! BY NCA SERVICE. INC. April was struggling to pull herself together. She walked to the mirrored vanity and began, to smear her mouth with lipstick. "I think it's time \ve were truthful •• with each other," Ann said. Her voice v/as gentle. Her eyes, loo, were the eyes o£ the real Ann, without steeliness or suspicion. storms." Ann went on, "I've guessed all along that you've been in. love with Kent Carter since that time he came home on leave while I was away." "Ann, you're being absurd." "No, not absurd, April, bu frank. We love each other very much, April. We're not alike in nil ways, but we're sisters, just to sleep. the two oi us, April. Lots of times I've envied you because you're beautiful and I'm not. I've re- i sen ted you because you had all the admirers, the flowers, the dates. I've been jealous until it hurt. But Octavia said something tonight that expressed what I've always known deep down but haven't wanted to admit." "Octavia?" "Octavia said tonight when she was helping me dress, 'Once Ah thought Miss April had nuthmg more to her than that gold on the top of her head. Now Ah knows the real gold is in her heart.' " "Oh—well, Octavia." April tried to smile it oft, tried to find some way to stop Ann. Ann persisted. "You've tried to cover up everything, even to the way you injured your ankle and paid oil that wretch of a Winkle Appleirum, and it's all been because you didn't want to hurt me. I think it's the mosl. sporting thing I've ever known." "But you're silly, Ann," April cried. "You're foolish to talk that way. There's nothing to what you're trying to say. It's your wedding day tomorrow. The house is all fixed. Mother and Dad are so happy for you! And Kent— what about Kent, Ann? You've forgotten about' him in all this foolishness. Listen, honey, you and Kent are going to make a grand couple." Ann stood there, still smiling, istening without interrupting. 'Til come to visit you in your lew home," April finished in a rush. "I'll be godmother to your first boy." She was up from the vanity table, almost pushing Ann from the room. "Annie, go down and dance until morning and then sleep until noon. And don't get any more of "Hush," she kept saying to Nip. "One growl out of you and no walk." Nip hushed. The wedding was set lor 5 o'clock. Everything was in readiness lor it; froni Octavia's white- tiered cake to Ann's orange blossoms. The house slept quietly after the festivities of last night. Likely, no one would stir until noon. So as April left her room bound lor the walk, she tiptoed. Her first surprise was in seeing that the door to Ann's room was ajar. Nip nosed ahead of her, poked his nose into the door. April stepped to close it and as she did,, something struck her as wrong. The bed was made, Ann's evening dress tossed lightly across it; * * * tried to reassure herself. 1 Ann had probably gone down- liuuii. -TTLHU. uu-n i/ s^i- ciijjr iiiwj-v* ^* i those last-minute bridal bram - stairs for early coffee. But even Ann turned one searching glance on her and then leaned quickly and kissed her cheek. After that, the day was over for April Burnett She was too tired to think about it now, too weary to live it over-. While the trio from Casa Blanca played in waltz time, she went nPHAT'S why she was up early the next morning, surprisingly refreshed, ready to face the last day before she would be really free. Yes, once the wedding was over, she would be clear of all remorse and doubts and decisions. _..HICH OF-THESE AMJSICIAMS ^XRE STILL LIVINJO Y RACHMAWINOFF r GRA1N&ER.,, MACPOWELL 7 TOSCANlNi • as she went to check, she knew that Ann wouldn't be in the kitchen. . The kitchen was empty, spotless, untouched. Octavia had stayed up late to wash and put away the party dishes so everything would be spic-and-span for the great day of her "little lamb's" wedding. The other rooms were empty and the inside lock was still across the front door. This cut oft the last, dwindling hope that perhaps Ann had started off on an early walk, too. "Something's wrong, Nip,' : April whispered, "dreadfully wrong." Nip knew it and sniffed up and dOivn the hall and behind the fern screen. Then a door of the Nip had pushed his way into her room last night and slept curled on the floor beside her bed. "You be quiet," -she cautioned him, "this is a sleeping household. 1 ' As she bathed and dressed, April saw that the early morning sky gave evidence of a sunny day. A good omen lor Ann. She was glad she had reassured her sister last night, quieted any doubts in Anil's troubled head. Now for the red skating skirt and the blue suede jacket. If she went out for a brief walk with Nip, maybe it would bring some color into her cheeks and she wouldn't look like a mourner at the wedding. kitchen creaked and opened. April almost jumped in fright. "Who all's there?" a familiar voice was asking. "Just me, Octavia." "Anything I can do for you, Miss April?" No one must know yet; the house mustn't be aroused. So April thought quickly. "Yes, Octavia, go back to bed and sleep your head off for hours. It's going to be a hard day."' When Octavia, satisfied and unsuspecting, disappeared behirkl the door, April started upstairs. Every step was an agony. Even Nip sensed it, his whiskers bristling. It didn't take long to find the white envelope with her name on it in Ann's room. April held it, afraid to read, fearful of what answer her sister had found ouC of the three tangled lives. (To Be Concluded) HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Where Women T1 T T T 1 ! T 1 Wore Die iro It! its and devils and try to frighten ing to - be walking spirits, when- i him out of his life, and • it -was . ever they wanted the men to run I not till he had shown himself in | to their bidding. every respect a man that lie wa>s | Q nc C j a y r however, one of the admitted into the company of the 1 warriors chanced to discover the j warriors and told that the spirits j real tru th c f the matter. He told I had merely been masked men, but j h j s comrades that it was only that under no circumstances was] their women playing the fool and i,_- _ _,:__..,-. ^,.:_ , : ^,_ *»*.„ to A IK ANSWER: • All-arc • living except .Edward MacDowell, who died *n 1903. ' N'EXT; Opossum sfbwaways. 'Journey to the World's End.' 1 by - t -;; he to divulge this little dodge to any of the women or children. For they were able to keep the women under proper control by appearing every now and again at suitable intervals in their masks and fright- go fe[1 Qn the j r halves and -slew them all. except for some five young girls who had not yet been' initiated into the plot. Federal Grubstake Urged GRASS VALLEY- Cal. <UP> — Soldiers At Fort Dix Get Bayonet Practice FORT DTX. N. J. (UPi—Bayonr; practice i.s under way here on a new bayonet course equipped with 'J-i special bayonet obstacles through which soldiers must slice their way. Targets arc constructed of wood. ! some with swinging arms which i must he parried by the boyonrt. ' others which arc targets for full bayonet thrusts, jabs, lunges and fire. Soldiers will be required Lo run the yauntlct of targets in r>o .seconds. Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to make formal announcement of the following candidates for public office at the municipal election April 1. Hakon Mielche (Doubleday Do- ening them out of their wits ran: 52.50). is one of suitable shrieks and howls. Prospectors would be "grubstaked" rare "travel" books drawn Naturally, the men kept their hr . ' hp . Pprinral Government under from actual and protracted secret to themselves, and had stay in a country. Mielche liv- done so for as long as man could ccl ' a whole season in that! remember, yet it was all part'of stark .southernmost point of an ancient act of vengeance, on the world, Tierra del Fuego. the weaker sex. For with shame where Magellan won his fame. The result is our of the most the Federal Government under a' plan evolved by Richard Haddy. Nevada City, Gal-, miner. He proposes that men on relief rolls work under mining engineers and quali- must it be said that, according to the .story, it was once the wom- graphic, rart-hy stories of a en who — metaphorically — wore slninge people and a strain^; the trousers, and that in those ' For Mayor TOM A. LITTLE E. R. (Rabbit) JACKSON For Alderman, Second Ward JOHN C. McHANEY (Re-election) Tor Alderman, Third Ward J. R. LUNSFORD' (Re-election) . land to come of! the presses in ;•> lon^ tiinn. Typical bit i :; the author's description of a Ona Indian custom. I When an Ona boy become old 1 enough to be considered worthy ! cf admission to the ranks of the 1 v.-srriors. ho had Tirst La undergo ja trial period . . . Some of the) 1 7n«:n would dress up like evii spir- . fied geologists. days the men were completely under their thumbs and scarcely dared to move when their women looked at them. Jt all came from the women having hit on the idea ol putting on masks and prctond- PC'C'J Island, in Lake iiiie, i-s ihc southernmost point of Canada. Read Courier News want adf. EVERYTHING FOR YOUR OFFICE OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoop RADIOS AT DISCOUNT FOR CASH! Radio Hospital Ingram Rids- 1C3 K. HARRISON'S AUTO PARTS & GARAGE SERVICE STATION 45-'Minutc Battery Recharging General Repairing, Welding Across from Red Top Gin PHONK i - 16 PHONE DELTA OFFICE SUPPLY STORK Elytheville, R.R. & As' 1 ^TVOU SES, MkJOR, I UiXD TO SUVJ|x£ EGAD/ VJELL.TK LAST WAR THEY WAS •fl LUfv\BER>ROPE,6CREVJS A^O NWLS TO POT TUE WMOL/V3S A COOL$ ll.OO BLOOD AM<XZES M JUST ^40V^f MY FUNDS ED UPlM OAHM\CAL L/XSOR RUM $1 US/— I'LL A SPORT AM 1 KNOCK OFF H4E l5CBv\T€>^YOL5'RE A GOOD NEIGHBOR.' WHV X31DMT H5 MAKE HIS TRIP \\IHEM THEY AM' WARTIME 5S THE OKJLV TIME HE MAKES EMOLX3H TO AFFOR.D A TRIP L\KETHAT/ MCSST/ SHE OR WRITE ME FOR eed Corn You Can Kuy The Ul. 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