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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 21, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COUJUER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS; Advertising Managej Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wiuner 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 BJythevilte, ific pf week, or 65c - per month. By mail, within o radius of 50 mile.s, $3.(M) pel year, $1.50 for six months, 75c lor three months- by mail in postal zonos two to six inclusive. $6.50 per.year; L. ~om\s .sever; and sight-, 510.0(5 per yeai, payable u* a A Treasure In TIw Treasury Deep down in the vaults beneath the Treasury in Washington there is ft grilled, well-. c ealeii door. From behind that door comes a pungent odor of decaying vegetation—not at all the kind of smell one expects in a dry vault dedicated to preserving gold and .silver bars, or crisp-crinkling new currency. In heavy packing cases lining one wall of the shelf-lined vault is 500,000 pounds of the best raw Macedonian opium. That means three years' sup. ply of one of the most important strategic raw materials. Why the Treasury vault? Simply because opium is very . likely to get away if stored in private warehouses. The pressure for obtaining it is so great that it might slip through private hands, however closely guarded. But in public hands, in the Treasury's own vaults, it will be there when needed. Yet this priceless supply was secured by private dealers. Several drug companies put up $1,000,000 apiece to buy it, at the government's behest. It is a fine example of co-operation between the government and private agencies. The government saw a public need for a reserve stock of tli'is necessary drug. The private companies went out and bought it. And the government stores it for such use, public or. private, as may be found necessary for' the public good. Eight million ounces uf quinine have been added to reserve stocks against some emergency which might interfere with normal supply. This phase of preparedness i s by n o means complete. Similar co-operative measures are being taken to re-establish the cultivation in South America or 'cinchona hark. It is native there, but, hke rubber, its commercial production passed to the Dutch East Indies, which might be cut off. Government researchers are also busy on possible substitutes. Digitalis, mahuang. bella- dona, cascara, ipecac, py-rethum and rothenone are other examples—new sources are being sought. A Jewish refugee colony in Santo Domijur 0 is developing the castor bean, and* mav provide a Western Hemisphere for castor oil. source Preparedness in the supply of vi- f f y nece **ary drugs is a tine' example <* what can be done by co-operation of government and private enterprise given understanding aml eo°d-™li on both sides. OUT OUR WAY A Victory In Sight FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1941 Not all the brave battles are fought on the battlefield, not all the brilliant campaigns are fought by bemcdaled generals. It is a pleasure to present a progress report on another campaign, _a 10-year fight against a particularly malignant type of malaria. 'JVn years ago there; appeared HI Hra/.il a /no.-ijuiio from Africa, the Anopheles (.iani.tjiats probably carried across by a p.ane or a fast French destroyer from Dakar. It spread rapidly, ami willi it an especially virulent type oj malaria. r l ht iJra/Jliaii government and experts of the. Kockcfeller Foundation launched their counter-aitack. Fumigation ot" houses and spraying of binding places gradually pushed the mos- qtiilo back toward the coast, halted 'his advance up the. river valleys toward the interior. Experts of the Foundation now believe victory is in sight. They ciinnot yei he sure that the last gam- biae on this side of the Atlantic is duail, but they an; hopeful, and a few more years of lighting .should bring victory. The worid bung as small as it is, virulent malaria of this type in Brazil'is a constant menace to all America. There- lore il is good to sight victory in this epic- 10-year battle. IpriL I9l/ : April 194 \ April. [917, was the moment of despair for Britain in the World War. The .-inking of ships reached a peak that month, with nearly a million tons lost. Jellicoti himself told Admiral Sims that the British could not g (J on w.ih ihe war if such losses continued. And he saw no way out. Only a weeks' food supply remained in islands. British, Allied, and neutral shipping losses have now reached 5,000,000 tons m the present war, according to Lloyds. few the With sprng, a new all-out sub- numnc and bomber war Ol , shipping, the situation is again grave. _ I" 1017.- against the inertia of skeptical leaders in t!:o British Admiralty, vuuvoy was adopted. In May, the lirst «">»th of convoy, losses began to fail >h<> menace was licked. What means for lighting the twin submarine and bomber mc-nace will be rcd to mcel the present emer- w* do not know. But it wa . s <- once, in an emergency at least as V '° , MS Lhal ° r UUl. Thai offers -in >na] '"'I* ^at it can be done again. SO THEY SAY "•• • The program i.s a tremendous ihin« [t «> big thai you hav, co .say « Wc ™H „ • •v T O>-t*rl-\iv,, i> v V 8 ,' . M. Nrlson. defense board purchaser. Thiu-c never has beun. there never \vill bo, any n.s masters over Roosevelt.. * '.\ ' nee 01 people fa to their fellow men—Pros!- Times may r unclismged Cross orflcl ., remains lor- gCMerosity.—Jean an Aincr- I SIDE GLANCES COPft. Wl BY NEA SERVICE, IMC. T. M. REGl'u'; SERIAL STORY DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS BY EDltH ELLlKJGtON COPYRIGHT. t«4l NEA SERVICE, INC. ^ . an for a Jr.b. finds she i* anjii'ivd by i|»t ftfli<t>d£ of <h«> jpt'riiioiiut'l dfirvffor, H« j r in talking up <o tlie director (he p<n<•«>•, At luiK-iitime >!r, IVwmliiir, im. »ln<- Js to South Aiat-tlen— Wilhout surprised, aeiTftly m<-mlKT tfom And o* ., Hunting IOU'K vtntf. "Donald, may 1 borrow that sweater of yours? Fd like the full attention of my feminine students just once!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson V. M. REG. O. S. PAT. OFF THE c3RE^>vT WESTERN] RAILA/VAV HX\S TR/=MMEC> ON' ITS DLJTV O KEEP' Sh-<EEF» OF=R THE. TP?XXC.KS ,AMD» OF-WAV -TnKN00J[B>[UE LEMONS AMD phou* bootfc. * * * BEE SIGHTS A CHAPTER X UDGET FASHIONS, In the basement, consisted o£ a huge amount of floor space bounded by built-in cases fflled with dresses of every size and color imaginable. In the center of the department, four iron racks of "mark-downs" proved an irresistible attraction which lured even the most casual of passing customers from the nearby children's department. Housewares, with pots, pans, electric appliances, were on the other j side ot Budget Fashions. Miss Bee Davis, \vbo had been i working in Budget JOT a whole j week now, suppood that the i housewives who purchased double I boilers and little boys' pants were i the logical customers for Budget dresses, and probably that was why they had put it so conveniently between the two departments. H had been a hectic and eye- j opening -«eek. She had learned j to make, out sales slips; she had j learned the difference between j what you did when a customer j wanted a purchase chavged and j delivered, and when it was cash j and carry. She had learned to J walk up to a woman fingering mark-downs under the blue "Reduced for Clearance" sign, and ask, "May I help you, Modom?". Every customer in the store was "Modom." The lady in charge of the training department had crisply corrected her when she pronounced it "Madame." Beatrice had. learned too that you never turned a hair when a woman who weighed 200 pounds pawed around in the size H's; and no matter how broad of beam she happened to be, if she wanted a print with immense flowers that was sure to make her look like a slip-covered elephant, you let her buy it. "See how well it fits across the shoulders/' she had learned to point out, if the dress was too long. And, "It's just the color for you," if the dress was too tight. She did not feel happy about those things. They seemed a little dishonest. But Toby Masters told her cheerfully, "That's the way to make the quota sing, honey." NAA\E THE CAPITALS OF THE STATES REPRESENTED !NJ THE SENATE BV N. M,: Tydings, Annapolis, Md. NEXT: The world's busiest baitl-e Held. Tallahassee, Fla.: J^IGHT now, Beatrice was stand- Ing beside a thin young girl v/ho was trying on a black crepe with a white lace bollar. "I think that looks very well on you; it's quiet, but it isn't the sort of dress that's easily catalogued." At the strange look in the. young, girl's eyes, Beatrice hurried on, "No one could,tell whether you'd spent $5 or ,$50-—do you see what I mean? You could wear this dress to work, to a dinner party—" She knew that this was the wrong technique. Toby would have readied promptly for some rod horror with an imitation rhinestone buckle. But somehow, in this week she had worked here^ Beatrice found herself rebellious! This child simply needed someone to explain things to her. For the same amount of money, she'd get so much better results"! So many customers hadn't the faintest conception of how their slim resources could be stretched to make them look smarter. "It doesn't cost money to exercise good taste," she thought. "Why should this girl walk out of Huntington's with a dress that's a poor advertisement for us and a disaster for her?" But the thin girl trying on the black dress was stubborn. "I v/»*it something — well — more stylish," she said. "One of those prints, maybe. I—I want it to look dressy." Beatrice sighed and went obediently to the marked-down rack for a couple of prints. * * .-; j\/p. BRADLEY, the section manager, crossed the floor swiftly toward her. "Oh, Miss Davis." "Yes, sir?" Something about Mr. Bradley invariably amused her. She didn'"t quite know what it was. Perhaps it was because he was so earnest. He stalked through Budget Fashions with his clean-cut young jaw set sternly, as if he were bearding lions in their .dens. He had rather nice brown *yes, and dark hair that didn't lie suite smoothly. "Miss Davis, I—er—well, as a matter of fact, Miss Davis, our buyer thinks you should be warned about spending too much time in conversation with each customer. 5 ' He stirred uneasily from one foot to the- other. "We understand, of course, that a sale can't be hurried. But she feels that you er—perhaps unconsciously er—are attempting to sway the customer's judgment so that— well, in the end, we shall have a return rather than a sale." Beatrice's hand on the dresses shook a little. "I'm sorry,- ;Mr. Bradley," she said quietly. 'Til try to do better." TJ/? customer finally walked out without buying anything. Beatrice let her go. She stood there in the fitting room, touching the rejected dark dress that was smart, practical, and quiet for nil its tiny price tag. and thought, "Doesn't • the store want the best efforts of its sale* people? Is this the way they treat everybody who tries to be really helpful?" True, the dress hadn't sold. But if the store, as a matter of policy went in for educating its customers—for being of actual service to them—in the end, the sales would be better than ever "They'd be dependable, regular repeat sales. Customers would be grateful and come back, for they'd know at Huntington's you got an honest opinion, not just a .sale-talk." " " it* CHE returned to the sales floor ^ slowly. Mr. Bradley was signing a slip for Toby. On an impulse, Beatrice asked him, '-Do you thl".k customers prei v _r noi having n .\e opinions of the salesperson Dfferod them? Some of them arc uncertain, they reallv ask—" Mr. Bradley looked uncomfortable. "A store must give its customers what they want, not what's good for them. Everybody's taste is different. We can't go in for educating our customers up to our own individual standards." "Why can't we?" asked Beatrice hotly. "Oh, maybe I don't know enough about it. But it seems to me that if that same girl walked into the college shop upstairs, they wouldn't let her buy a $20 'dress that wor>l announce to anyone who sau it that Huntington's college shop smells bad!" "Miss'Dane has been buyer in this department for 10 years." She wanted to retort, "Maybe it's 10 years too long." She bit the words back. The store earned a great deal of money, it v/as certainly a successful store, and efficient. "I never tried to understand it before. But now that I'm here. I'm going to stick it out. I'll learn." It came to her that If she were the girl she pretended to be. she'd have no choice. She'd be glad of the job and meek. "I'll take it," she thought fiercely. "'I'll siay right here and find out if I'm worth anything or not." Again she remembered the voice in Mr. Weeming's office. "Useless, am I? Well, I'm going to find out if Grandfather's store is really living up to what he wonted it to be. And if it isn't, I'm going to make it over!" 4To Be Continued^ Son of God. the Holy One of f L , , _ Israel, the Great Teacher and I Lnat Jesus t a «§M: "Thy will be Master, to whom they give alle- j d ° ne oa earth as it is in Heaven." giance and to whom tney look for j _____ , '^ ._ . _ _ salvation and strength. Others think of Him only as a man. emphasizing almost entirely His human character and stripping Him of all that uniqueness of divinity which His followers have attributed to Him. Still others write volume after volume .to prove that He never really existed, and that, the story!"!' p' . IT i rp of Jesus is only a myth or a legend, j J '-» ll«lC!l L<clUi£.ll T Cbt For some of these it is still a • HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS 'Unexpected Uncle' Plays Matchmaker • SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON *— --•.._ _ , * Pilate's Problem Still Confronts Us: The Solution: Accept Christ's Way Text: LMkr £3:13-25. 3'2-,".4a Jesus clamored for His condemna- beautiful myth or legend; for others it represents something to be attacked and destroyed. Jesus has His foes and enemies in the modern world just as He had when He was here upon earth. Yet the world cannot get away from the reality of this Christ . At almost every angle of life He stands, in some way challenging us. He challenges the sincere and earnest with His way of life and with His example. He challenges the selfish and the greedy with His gospel of unselfishness and brotherly love. He challenges the' .\, 1r f _:-. A- . _ , ,. . . I -'ilU BY WILLIAM ... GU.UOV. „,,. Ho] , It b ,,0 .ucsUon that also sinful and ^omnaged with His S eto? ^""T ?. r .°'. A " ra "™ imcvitably confront* almost every;offer of salvation and help, and „„„„„„, ™™ ^ Wholly impossible yet entirely delightful is Eric Hatch's latest adventure in laughs. "Unexpected Uncle" iFarrar and Rinehart: $2), which provides as pleasant an evening's reading as you'll encounter this spring. In the first place, Seton Mansley wasn't really Kathleen Brown's uncle. He wasn't anybody's uncle. He was just a contented old fraud, wintering in n Florida trailer camp, who made his living making oiher folks like him well enough to pay for his company. had never seen until he started "What shall I do with Pcsus who L man ana woman. is called Christ?" i.s thp Golden jesrs stands in history and In. Text 01 this lesson. ij fe as a grcat challenging figure. ; rest. This was the question that con- Men cannot ignore Him or leave. That, perhaps, is the most amaz- !He challenges a weary and dis- itrancrvit wor ld with His offer of trouted Pilate as the accusers of Him alone. To some He is the MACHIM "WHEN iV\ADE WAR. i MACHINISTS WC-MLD ! IT'S MEVV > OIL HOLE AWL'- EMPTY TH' CANJ EVERY HAVE WORK. ON AGAiKJ THE DEAt> By J. R. Willia,,,, OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople HAT MlMGTREL MAKEUP ALM.O&T ME ; ,\\A JOR, BOT T TUMBLED WHEN vou GAID "EGAD/ "THAT VOO ORNING CLAMCY VER OWM IDE^ WASHINGTONS'S 8IR.TUDAY ? THAT) BALM/ MIRROR SHOWS M HOW 8MMY HE IS = ing thing of all. for who among the world's great men has ever | offered to others rest? Those who would gain a following among their fellow men have offered wealth and power and conquest and glory and adventure—but Jesus knew that the deepest of all human needs is the need or rest. Pilate understood none of these things and thus, though he was well intentionecl. he was weak and he was willing because of his fears and his ambition to deliver Jesus over to those who crucified Him. With the experience of nineteen centuries behind us we ought to have a better tmderstandnig of what. Jesus means. We ought to perceive more clearly the rest and peace that He has given to those who have accepted His way of life and trusted in Him. We ought to understand more fully than even Pilate, the Roman, coulfd have understood it; how almost all the world's tragedy centers around the fact that men have rejected the way of Jesus, which is the way of life and love and peace, and have turned to the ways of the world and of the devil, which are the ways of lust of power, and evil, and false ambition. The choice is one that cannot be ignored, and there are only the two ways. If we reject Christ's way. we place ourselves with Pilate and those who crucified Him. If we accept Him and try to follow Him, we take the way of life with a great company of those who have lived to make a world, and a world ol men, in harmony with the prayer fighting her battles a few minutes alter Johnsy Hamilton had kissed her on the nose. So Kathleen" found an uncle, and Johnsy fell hopelessly in love. It took all "Uncle" Seton's best managing to unite Johnsy's mil- Uons and Kathleen's unpredictable anpetuousness in matrimony and keep them there, especially since Johnsy's sister did not approve. But Seton Mansley did ii as only Seton Mansley could. Author Hatch breezes his story along, light as a soap bubble with scarcely a break in the laughs, yer maintains interest to the last line. And if you Ye planning oil " spring serenade for the lady of your heart, take a tip from Johnsy ... He sang his love SOIT?S with massed bands of police, fire and sanitation departments, all playing different tunes and all playing at the same time. That's just a small pan of this laugh-and-love riot. Thomas Broughton introduces "Perhaps Timothy Was—" <Modern age: $2) in a similar light vein, then shadows his story with trae- eriy as he tells of the love affairs of Timothy Martin. Timothy had his redheads—several of them— but he paid a price for his fun. "Perhaps Timothy Was--" is smart sophistication, with enough interest to carry the reader alonu to a rather disheartening finitle. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis 'Gosh, it sure would be tough to have ears as big as those " to 5y.ash evei-y day]"

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