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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 11, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COUKIER NEWS THE'BLYTHEVILLE COURIEK NEWS '' ' THE COURIER NEWS CO .':••-• ' H. W HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS. Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS. Adveriismy Manage • 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 • Biytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press • SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City nf Blythovillp. I5r pe> week, or 65c per month. By mail. within a radius of 50 miles. S3.00 pel year. SI.50 for six months. 75c for three months: by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive. $6.50 per yeur: L -tfmfis sovon and eight. S10.00 per year, payable In advance. Fire Smofd"rintr Beneath Europe is beginning to smolder. Vei*y little information seeps out ot the tight blanket thrown over a continent by the censorship of the conqueror. But here and there a little wisj) of smoke appears, suggesting that beneath the blanket of oppression there are fires smoldering. It is true that not all news from occupied territories can be trusted. Some of it comes from sources which would naturally want to exaggerate the discontent, making it appear that rebellion is about to break out. But taking only the news permitted to be known by the Nazis themselves, there is evidence of widespread discontent as the grip of the conqueror tightens. Newspapers in occupied Paris, in which nothing appears without the . Nazi imprimatur, now threaten death for young Frenchmen who try to leave occupied France. Apparently numbers of them have* been escaping across the English Channel from- lonely French coastal points to take up arms against their conquerors. At'the same time .heavier penalties are being invoked against the Dutch, as official German news reports tell of sabotage, secret organizations, and occasional actual attacks against German soldiers. Norway, too, Is feeling a heavier hand. The Nazi commissioner has decreed that the property of the families ; of all Norwegians who aided the Bri t t- ._ ish in their.spectacular raid*onHhcSlx>- foten Islands k shall be burned. 'That is repression precisely like that practiced during foe Thirty Years Wai- of 300 years ago, and suggests that the situation has become serious. • With all this there is a mounting passive resistance; non-violent refusal . to co-operate with the conquerors. This, too, seems to be spreading and developing new techniques. These tactics, diificult to cope with, caiVt be helping the morale of idle troops of occupation. All this is not to suggest that military revolt is brewing in conquered Europe. With the machine guns, the x tanks, and the airplanes all on' one side, that is impossible. But enough has escapee! from German sources *to - indicate that the task of -conqueror is not in all ways a happy one, and that instead of being "co-ordinated" into the Nazi way., much of Europe is sullenly resentful, beginning to smolder. _ The boon of "liberation" by the Nazi invaders seems less appreciated, not more, as the months pass. Millions, unversed in ideology remember only that before the Germans OUT OUR WAY came they had food, and work, and freedom. TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1941 £ GtlteM Publication in this column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but is an acknowledgment of interest In the subjects discussed. Dividing School Money Under I he present law n school district must levy the full 18 mills tax for its schools if it expects to receive aid from the .state equaling fund. Under the same Inw, a school district may levy say six or eight mills, yet receive the .same share of the common school funds as awarded 18 mills districts. Is there any reason why a district asking fcr state money should be required to make every effort to support its schools, in one case, and In another be allowed to ignore its obligation yet receive as much money as all other districts? EHcrt.s have been made repeatedly in ine Legislature to put a stop to such distribution 01 the taxpayers' money. Representative L. H. Autry, Mississippi County, obtained passage in the House, Thursday, of a bill that would revise distribution of the common school funds. Under its provisions districts that voted less than 18 mills would receive proportionately less of the common school fund. Each -enumerate in a district that levied 12 mills would be considered as l2-18ths of an enumerate. Districts that levied no millagc for schools would receive none of the fund. Schools which levied 18 mills would receive full shares for each enumerated child. The argument that some districts are so poor that even an 18-mill levy would not begin to meet their needs has nothing to do with rail- distribution of the common school fund. Expression of the desire to vote a needed levy as evidence of good faith is what counts. And there have been more than a few districts which have refused to express any feeling except that taxpayers in other districts should shoulder their obligations. Penalising such districts by reducing tncir common school fund allotments apparently is the only 'way to force them to meet their obligation, though it does tend to penalize those districts which can and do operate their schools on levies of less than 18 mills. Another flaw in our system of distributing common school funds has been the practice of dividing revenues between all districts In proportion to the number of children between six and 21 years. It is not hard to pad "census flg- ' ures and it has been done. Both houses of the current Legislature have passed a bill which reduces the" age limit to six to 18. That is an improvement over the present law. An even better move would have been to • add a provision that the fund must be divided on the basis of the average daily attendance, rather than the total number of school children in the district. However, maybe the next Legislature will so see it, or districts will realize the folly of turning in dishonrst counts. —Arkansas Democrat. If you don't want your -child to become an "ami," don't'shower him wiih too much a flec- tion.—-Dr. Mandel Sherman. University of Chicago. Under existing conditions in our country, an education is not -lost, no matter what you tnny do for & livelihood.—Mayor La Gunrclm of New York. * * * A good poem is like a good plow; it has good . lines and contours,- it \ s useful, long-lasting, j end never gets ont of date.—Robert P. Tris| tram Coffin. American poet. j H we retract our pledge <of aid to Britain" at this late hour, we shall have to answer not only to the embittered living, net only to the deluded dead, but to our own ottemlca con- scjpncp.—Senator Sheridan Downey, CaUtonna SIDE OUNCES .•CQPR..WA BY KE* SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. QfF "Sorry, \\c don't need any grandmas today—we're look ing for someone who will fall off a horse for six bucks !V THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson LEAPS OTHER D>O<SS IN) POPULAR! TV AMONG? T. M. REG. U, S. PJT. OFF. \S THE TEMPERATURE OF ICE AL.W/SVS AT> DECREES F DID MOT ORIGINATE THE. V MONROE DOCTRINE, V &LJT HE WAS ** THB. FiRST TO \* ANINIOUNCE THE pouiev 3-11 COPR. 1<Kl BY NEA SfRVlCE. INC. ANSWER: No. It myy have a much lower NEXT: The hanging: gardens of Babylon. Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checkin against the authoritative below: 1. Into whose glass does the pour wine first? '2. Is .sweet wine ever served before dry wine? 3. Is it the duty of the host, or the hostess to get the guests into the clinint room when dinner is announced? 4. Is it necessary for both the host and hostess to shake hands with guests when they leave? 5. When you turn on the front porch light for departing guests, should it. be left on until they reach the street or may it be turned off as soon as they are down the steps? What would you do if— You are addressing a personal letter to a husband and wife, both of whom are doctors— (a) Address it "Drs. John and Mary Smith"? (b) Address it "Dr. and Mr;;. SERIAL STORY DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS BY EDITH ELLINGTON COPYRIGHT. 194? NEA SERVICE, INC. All characters, incidents and organizations of this serial arc entirely -fictitious. * * * CHAPTER I BEATRICE HUNTINGTON DAVENPORT was 20 years old. She had a shining, dark brown mink coat. She had a shining, black limousine. She had a chauffeur to drive it from one night club to another, from New York to Newport and down to the pier when she went off on a cruise. She had a big white house on Indian Creek, in Miami Beach, Florida. She had a 10-room apartment here in New York, on Park Avenue, where three maids did nothing but wait on Beatrice. She had four room-size closet full of evening dresses, sports clothes, lounging pajamas, costume ensembles. There were racks full of shoes and shelves of lints. Beau-ice Huntington Davenport had stocks and bonds and real estate. And she had an immense, sprawling store that extended in a solid square from Fifth Avenue to Sixth. It was eight stories high, crammed to the doors with exactly the same sort o£ tilings Beatrice had at home. She had a tight-lipped man whose pictures appeared sometimes in the columns of morning newspapers (but she had never bothered to meet him herself) whom the trust company had appointed as general superintendent o£ the department store. Only this morning she'd seen his narrowed eyes looking out at her from the paper. "The Man Behind-Hunting ton's" read the caption. Beatrice smiled. The man behind Hunting-ton's had always been—and was now, in his jealously laid down policies and. far-sighted provisions—her grandfather, Michael K. i n g a n Huntington. Grandpa iiad founded Huntington's. He started by peddling pins and needles and shoelaces from a pack on his back. Then came a little store on Grand Street. Cutting prices and indulging in practices which made his competitors choke, Grandfather had seen the little store on Grand Street grow into an emporium on Fourteenth—and at last into this imposing Huntington's which was a New York landmark. Lastly, Beatrice Huntington Davenport had Mr. Curtis Weeming. who was small and bald and 73 years old. Mr. Weeming was given to rubbing his hands and bleating piteously. Mr. Weeming—theoreti- cally—managed Beatrice. * * * JJIGHT now, in his office on the 45th floor of a skyscraper ^n Rockefeller Plaza, Mr. Curtis Weeming was wringing—not rubbing-—his dry little hands. Mr. Curtis Weeming was pleading, "Bu!; Miss Davenport, this is incredible! Miss Davenport, I must protest! Miss Davenport, I simply cannot allow—" "Nuts, Mr. Weeming!" said Beatrice Huntington Davenport. She sat in a brown leather chair, with her^slim silken knees crossed. The mink coat was car^essly thrown back. A cunningly contrived topknot of mink perched on her golden curls, and her red lips •railed. "You tell those armor-clad mights behind those chromium grilles in that trust company to pay that check—and pay it nowl Clarence must have those polo ponies. This delay is silly!" Clarence, you sec, was her fiance. The rest of his name was Fernando cli Grandezzi. Clarence was dark, and tall, and fascinating. * * * T W ° month f| £°.- Beatrice had first laid eyes on Clarence-. He was so different from the men she'd always known! He had manners, for one thing. He kissed her hand. He'bowed from the waist. Nor did Clarence resemble those Behind her. the door to Mr. Weeming's office remained a little ajar. She heard a young man's voice. . . . "She's the world's most useless object." She was suddenly angry. She wanted to slap that hateful, smug face. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE~ mth Majorloople ANW UEUF J IT'S A WORD IWjn ? CLEAR A9 MUD TO John Smith"? Answers 1. Into hi.s own 2. No. 3. It is i.hc duty of the hostess. •i. Yes. 5. It .should be Icit on until they reach (he street. Best "What Would You Do" solu- tion—(h). Icr she Is "Mrs. Smith" when her name is used socially with that of her hrsbaml. other men she knew—the ones who were poor but proud and worked very hard at blueprints so they might eventually build bridges; or grubbed along in some dingy office, so that some day they'd be a third vice president No. Clarence said, with engaging frivolity, "A million dollars, theese is not saved out o£ a pittance, eh? What I could earn, it would be pathetic. Me, I prefer visiting. My hostesses have invariably been so lovely! How was it, I did not see you in. Hawaii?" The Frothinghams had just returned from Hawaii, where Clarence had been their guest. Beatrice. knew that Clarence was -supposed to be the property of Mimi Frothingham. So c-he said, "I wasn't there, but I'm here now.'' And his black eyes looked down into hers while they danced. Mimi Frothingham frowned, from the side lines. And two hours later, Mimi Frothingham was searching for Clarence in a fury. But Beatrice and Clarence were in a silver airliner. Flying to Havana. To see a horse race. To play roulette. To become engaged to be married. * * * ^EARNING of her engagement, Mr. Curtis Weeming had done everything but weep. He went all the way to Florida when she returned from Havana, to falter, "This isn't wise, Miss Davenport."' He was a man who always grimly did his duty. "Your grandfather always marie it perfectly clear what sort of man he expected you to marry. He warned me to be firm on that point! He wanted you to marry a business man. A man who could conserve, even increase, the Huntington estate.-' "But, it's the Davenport estate now. Besides, he should have put that, in his will." "Your grandfather always said positively you had enough of his blood to be practical!" wailed Mr Weeming. "Oh, Miss Davenport^ when I remember how he used to say. 'She's got my chin! She's no weakling, that girl. No pretty- boy's going to flim-flam her— she' ™^ gojnarrying any counts or -she continues to .stand cie- pcnds forgrly on the United fctn,cs. Samples of Klem- mers stories are excerpted dukes and iigurr in divorces'—" His voice broke. Michael Hunl- ington had not only been his best friend, but his idol, as well. "You must realize, Beatrice, that you need a husband who will be able to take over the reins of management after—er—" He looked at her beseechingly. After he was gone—• But Beatrice said, "Pooh! You'll be here, lecturing on thrift to my grandchildren, you old fake!" Mr. Weeming thought of Clarence, whose grandchildren these would be, too, and shuddered. Now, in the office high above Rockefeller Plaza, he was shuddering again. Beatrice was blazing awa_y about that check. He said, "This is a tremendous expenditure. Totally unnecessary. Unjustified;' "Nuts!" said Beatrice again. "Now, look here. Clarence called me from Wesfbury, upset because those ponies were not in their stalls. Will you please see that mi- check is honored at once?" «•• * * gHE went out through the private, unmarked door to the corridor. For a moment, adjusting her coat, she stood, in the'hali thinking, "Weeming certainly must be put in his place every once in a while or he positively tramples one!" Behind her, the door had not clicked, but stood a little ajar. Suddenly she heard a voice coming from Mr. Weeming's office. The voice of someone who must have been in the little room beyond, wailing for her to go. "Why do you take that from her?"' the voice asked in exasperation. It was a deep, masculine voice. Pleasant, rich, young. 'That girl's the world's most useless object. "You know what I think?" The pleasant timber of the voice hardened, and even as Beatrice stood there, stunned and rigid, his next words exploded against' her eardrums. "I think a givl like .that should be quietly and competently chloroformed. More in sadness than in anger. But chloroformed." (To Be Continued) HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Nazi Heel Clicking ; Ami "SomT Crisis' ! .Bother British There te a cioiugc of books on Britain: fow will s:n~ more than thr vivid, .straight-from- thc-shculder account 'by Harvey Klrmmev. "They'll Never Quit" i Wilfred Funk: (S2.50X Klemmer. just returned from his post \vtih the u. S. Embassy in London, writes a completely uncensored story of the baztle of Britain. He was in more than 40!) bomb- higs. was machine-sunned by ;i CMTWJUI plane. You can still nuiil a l:-(;vr in London in Ihc :ilicr^con. hn\T it delivered Mie ncxl morning, he reports, but he warns, "though Britain stands, whether or not, The Nazis, from all accounts, arc niclmcc: to br; surly. They usually dick their heels and give the Hell Huler saiutc. When I left tendon, people were telling a delightful sicrv about the experience of a Bri^ri cffi cev in the Southeast. This o'ffi- cer got tired o, -.vau-.hing the Nazis cliCK the:r heels. He accordingly tola his mm u> tnkr the Vaxis 1 boots o.'i before bringing ih ?r n in Tne result is said to be very runny * >• * PfOjilr arc al\v;iyj, ;^v;Hi- roe >vhai life is like in England today. The only answer I can nuke Is thai, although the or-t;vard'l'ornv- j have been srcaiiy chsr.jccl UK: I basic activities con;:nuc mere or loss as u.<rual. Thr majority of the people, while iiicy may :;Ieiro elsewhere. still live in their own homes. i'ney s',ili gn - tO work, read their papers, attend the moviss, listen .o the radio and enjoy their I'avor- ite sports. Footballers .still .strive lor » goal, ihey may hove to run for shelter boicrc ihe match is over. but the important thing 'is that they continue to yiay. There- is still racing in England. I luvr ;t ropy of the Daily Sketch boio.-o ;;ic a.s I \vriU-. The licid- linr o:» i.hc sports p;W c is. •T.-v,!;^ Chiefs Cnilal to Dc;il With $< ;•-'•,•)• Crisis." Vanishing Fish Mystery Posed For Ichthyologists FALL RIVER, Mass, tUP)—The vanishing fish of Conicut Pond are a piscatorial poser for ichtyologis's. Two years 350 members of the "•"civ Bedford and the Fail River red and gun clubs stocked the pcnn with several thousand came fish. There was a season of cocci j fi.'hlng—then not a bite. 1 The pond 'was drained recently frut. not ? fish wns found. WrUer sample have been .submitted for stale ar^ly^is and exports, hnve fc?en summoned {.o investigate. "Dental" Fish i moiuhs- of fish :md annoy them. : Tii? riny butterfly fish .".vim int-> ; thn mouth;? or these larger fish • D rc.-riovo the parasites ivhiir !ho : "patient' 'holds perfectly still. Announcements ; The Courier News has been au- i ?homed to make formal announce- i ment of the following candidates I for public office at the municipal "Ircfion April 1. For Mayor TOM A. LITTLE E. R. (RabbiU JACKSON Ft»r Alricrman, Second Wanl •JOHN 0. Me 'He-elect ion Read Courier News \vani J. E. LUNSPORD (Re-election)

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