The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 28, 1941
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner 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 Blytheville, I5c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $2.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; h. "ones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable iu advance. 'Science .Says— 9 AH Baba bad a magic word. When he pronounced "Open, Sesame!" the door of the thieves' cave swung open, and all the riches within lay before him. We of the twentieth century have inclined to believe that we, too, had a magic word. "Science says . . ." we mouth, and expect all the riches of health, wealth and happiness to he before us. There are people today who trust in science blindly, almost as our forefathers trusted in God. Faith like that, by the way, even in science, is not sci- -entific. But even science requires a sort of faith at bottom—faith that the truth is discoverable, and that it is worth discovering. That faith has been shak- -en in these days, as the Rockefeller Foundation admits in 'its review of 'its 1940 activities. Science has placed powerful tools in the hands of men. But of what use are they if they are used merely for man's enslavement? If the German dye industry produced sult'unihimide, most amaz- •-ing of modern medical discoveries, it also produced mustard gas.. If deep, principles of physics are used to point a 500-ton telescope at a hitherto unknown star, they are used also to point a .16-inch gun. If means of communication are multiplied, so that men may speak more freely to men and thus multiply truth, the same means can be used to multiply false and destructive propaganda. But it scarcely follows that wo should therefore abandon science, or the scientific methods it teaches. What we need is to realize that mere science •is not enough. We need morals, too, so that we may properly use for good the tools science has given us. \V G need faith, the ultimate faith that \i»* 'beneath science, that the truth is discoverable and good. We need to renew • faith also that there is an aspect of man apart from the material tilings in which science deals. None of these things are contradictory. We need to put science in its Place by faith that man's spiritual side .is also important. We need moral development so that the technique, O f science may be used for good and not ^1 evil. And Wft need science itself. mny use them tt and to achieve. Science i s swe ll, and wo'i- all for it But science is not everything. f s man *> great that he can afford to discard anything he can achieve in faith in OUT OUR WAY morals, or in science? Surely, the fault is not with any of these, but with the fact that man has not yet perfectly developed them. Sauce Far The Goose The people who have been demanding the "drafting of labor" on defense projects when "labor trouble" has interrupted production, have their answer in Los Angeles, an answer that was bound to come. The CIO Die Casters' Union has appealed to the government to take over the Harvill Die Casting Corp., a key airplane part maker, saying the union is willing to go back to work and negotiate afterward, but that the company will not agree. So the union says, let the government take it over. As to the merits of this particular case, we have no opinion. But it makes it clear that the cry of compulsion may be raised by either side, and that the so-called "socialization" of industry, which nobody wants, may be promoted as much by employer recalcitrance as •by labor stubbornness. In today's situation there is no place for either. Helping The Seventy Charles P. Tuft, active in work to safeguard the welfare of the new army, is backing more stringent measures to samp out prostitution in the neighborhood of camps, ancient enemy of army health. Of 100 soldiers, Taft believes. 15 avoid trouble of that sort in any case; 15 will find trouble no matter what is done; but 70 are likely to get into trouble in proportion'to the opportunities afforded. Thus, for the sake of the 70, Taft is all for cutting down the opportunities. Whether he's right on his percentages, we wouldn't know, but we think we know this: the best way to safeguard the welfare of men in military service is to provide opportunities for healthful, decent recreation outside camp limits. If is the idle hand for which Satan is reliably reported to find work. SO THEY SAY I am tired of the felling of Inferiority in both North and South Americans. . . It is' the Americans, not the Europeans, who are a -superior race.—Lieutenant Commander Carlos Fal- r lou of Columbia. * » * The most import-ant fact about youth unemployment in- 1941 is that we still have it.~Rc- port of the American Youth Commission. * * * Sometimes the old stock is so old that it rots away.-Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Penle. minister. Tf American Christianity is satisfied to remain merely « .spectator of che worlds tragedv. it will lose its own souL-Rev. Dr. John Sutherland Bonnell. H was prescription stuff and that's legal A prisoner in Swcctwatcr. ex.. denying he was intoxicated. • .* * * If t run. I won't wu!k.-Huro!cJ ickcs cii-s- «Ksing the possibilities of his caadtclacv tor mayor of Chicago. FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1941 SIDE GLANCES K^i BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S.PAT Off. "Here comes Mrs. Needle wiilniiat half-pound of bulfcr she borrowed six weeks ago-! Bonder ^hat she wauls this Umcl" THIS CURIOUS WORLD * By William Ferguson CHftRMER* DCN' SNAKES / THEV U STOAA Tr-tH,-\\ TO COP". 1?*t BY "It* SERVICE. T. M. BEG-U.S. f.'.T. Off. A LAPIDARY SOCIETV IS IMTERESTED IN PRECIOUS STOMES SNJAKE CH ARAM NO SOILLESS CHEAMSTRV -AS &RK5HT TO US .AS AMV OTHER. ANSWER- Fiecious stones. NEXT: Who invented bifocals? "Alaska Nellie", At 67, I' 11 -" - she - said - " In lllc s i> ri »8 r n rr »T ii ,'went to .'.own and sold my furs for Returns To Northland 5280.' In her second year she obtained ST. JOSEPH, Mo <UP1 — Nellie' a conn ' act ' to furnish food to men Trcsper Lawlng. who has earnwi' who werR b " i! d ir >g- a government her Jtvinu in Alaska the last 27 j railroaci in Alaska. She killed most years by trapping and fishing. haH° f J h .° same herself. gene back to Alaska after a vi.q; with old friends here. Mrs. Lawlng, known in Alaska a.{"Alaska Nellie." wa.s bom in J?r •Joseph 67 years ago. Her fa-hei ;had taught her to hunt and trap • but it \v;us notv.titil .--ho was almost 40 that MIC decided to yo to Ahx.k;/ | "T spent my (\r;;t three m-•]•:?;., without xeeim; another human i>'-- Today she has a tourist rrsort I which is one of the most popular in Alaska. She said her camp had 'the larges: bi»{ game eollc"Uon in i the leiTiloiT. There arc no land animal:-, laryer ! ;han insects between the .south I pole and latitude GO. Read Courier News wunt / AT LAST HE'S GOT / WISE-HEFOU.ERED TH' OL* VV^TCHMANJ OKJ VEH, IT TOOK ME A LIFETIME TO IT OUT, TOO/ S FOLLOWIM* WBOW& GAME, AM' MOW, IP J IX/Ki'T FOLLOW, v ROUMD YSAS.S/ IT TOOK. HIM ALMOST A LIFETIME TO RWD ODT IT WAS FOOLISH FOLLER11M' PEOPLE.' By J. R. William. OUR BOARDING HOUSED "with Major HoopJe SERIAL STORY DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS EDITH ELLINGTON COPYRIGHT. . NEA SERVICE. INC. YJSSTHI'IDAY: Anthony telU Uct more siljout him«elf, how J»J» liurent* died when l*e W»H Kill! lit MOllOOt, JlOW lllN fltthiT'M frl.Mlll *'duei*(<:d him. lte« almost mimic* IUT rt-:il iiluuill.v, but tioetn't, JVarhtg; tlm knowledge mi^ht kill Aiitliuny'H love for her. She does <eli Mm nljoiit G'ruuilfathur IluuU Ju£ton, mentioning ii<> name*. A fluull>- oust* tucui from * * * IIE LOVES ME! CHAPTER XVI j'N the morning, Beatrice re- garded her black store dress with dissatisfaction, before she pul ii on. "I want to look beautiful for Anthony," she thought. "I want a dress like some of those at home ..." AH those dresses, hanging in the closets in the apartment on Park Avenue, were as far away as it' they were on some other continent. The jewelry in the antique silver box, the rows of slippers and hats, were useless now. "All I've got is this. Yet Anthony i'eil in love \vith me. He didn't fall in love with my clothes, or my haircomb. or my car. I have nothing. Nothing at all. He fell in love with ?ne. J ' "What time did you get in last night?" Toby demanded, from the kitchenet where she was pouring coffee. "Terry stayed until practically dawn and still you didn't come ..." She yawned. "Another day. As they say in the :irmy, another day, another dollar. A million days, a million dollars. Oh, Vcra, what in thunder were you and Terry fighting about? You kept me awake." "The same old thing," Vcra .shrugged. Shu looked more benu- tii'ui than ever, this morning. Her brown eyes had such thick, silky lashes, and her live-feel -nine inches of lovely curves under the navy blue crepe illustrated alresh why she was constantly phoned about modeling jobs which she never look. "If 1 married Terry, I'd Jive on Hi-millimeter film. -served up with burnt-out flash bulbs." "You're such a far-seeing wench/' said Toby. "Why do you pick up these wet smacks and then make them miserable because you can't marry them?" Astonishingly, Vera's red lips twisted, and her eyes filled with tears. "You know why!" she fried harshly. "Lend me a dime lor cat-fare and shut up!" * lie :'i A FTER she was gone, Beatrice ~" looked at Toby, bewildered. "Vera." Toby explained slowly, "is in -love with Jake Simon. He's half her size, and has a shrewish liUIc wile." "Jake Simon — " Beatrice said. "I've heard that name somewhere before, haven't I?" "He's her boss. Every season his firm almost goes under, and every season Vera sticks it out, getting paid now and then. That's why she won't work anywhere else, don't you see? She could make thousands if she'd only take the fashion and posing jobs that come her way! But ..." Toby washed the coffee cups viciously. "Dear eld Huntington's keeps Jake Simon so broke he can't buy his wife off with alimony. They keep cutting prices, threatening to buy somewhere else, and that would ruin him. A lot of the better dresses upstairs are his. "Oh, it's a mess! Vera's loyal, and Jake's really a swell guy, if weird looking. Anyway, that's just one of the things that makes me hate Huntington's! What that store does to people's lives!" Beatrice averted her face, carefully. "I didn't know Huntington's was such an ogre. What else does the store do?" "It would take me a week. Getz, for instance. No pension. .And all those hardworking saps in the office, who do Bruce Sheldrake's job for him at about one-twelfth .the salary. And manufacturers like Jake, pushed to the wall because Huntington's pares prices to the bone." "Maybe that's the management/' Beatrice suggested slowly. "Perhaps the people who own Huntington's don't know about—" "You mean the Duchess?" Toby inquired shortly. "Huh! That dame's so busy keeping an Italian prince, or whatever he is, she hasn't time to find out about all the girls her own age and just as good as she is, too, who live on nothing and work like slaves so she can run around to Palm Springs and Hawaii and South America. Did you see that in the paper? She went to South America." Beatrice's throat 'We'll be late." closed up. AS she hung up her things in ~ x her locker, she longed for and dreaded the moment when she would see Anthony. Her face burned, remembering their kiss. Would it be the same, when she saw him. again? She thought, too. of what Toby had said. Soon now she'd have to end this masquerade. She'd have to do something about improving the management of the store. But then she wondered what it would do to Anthony, rinding out who she was. Would he hate her for deceiving him? Once he had asked her, "Are you trying to make a fool of me?" Please, please, God, don't let Anthony take the attitude that I've been amusing myself at his expense! She knew, too, that Anthony wasn't the kind of man who would enjoy marrying a girl with millions. "If'he had met me somewhere as Beatrice Davenport, he'd never have given me a second thought. He's so independent He's not like Clarence ..." Miss Dane lined the salesgirls up beside the wrapping desk, first thing that morning. "I want an improvement around here in the care of the stock!" she announced. "We've kept two stock girls busy, just because the salesgirls haven't made it their business to pick up dresses, to bring them back out of the fitting rooms, to pin back belts and make sure about clips and buttons. This can't go on! The office has withdrawn one stock girl this morning, and we'll have to manage by ourselves. I've seen girls standing in front of cases talking when they might have been taking care of their stock." Her eyes singled out Beatrice. "Any girl who can't do the routine work as well as make sales is not worth her salary. Remember! That will be all." * * * gUDGET FASHIONS was very busy, that morning. Beatrice ran in and out of the fitting rooms, placating a customer in the first booth and another in the sixth. She peered through the curtains as one customer turned for inspection in a sport dress, murmured, "That's good 011 you," and fled to see how the woman in velvet was coming on. Instead oE taking only two or three possible dresses into the fitting rooms with each customer, she took six or seven, so the woman could splurge in trying on and be so busy she wouldn't notice the salesgirl's ab- •sence. Other girls got the same idea. The result was that by afternoon the fitting rooms were crowded with discarded dresses, and the work of arranging the stock was even heavier than before. "The nerve, firing a stock girl!" Toby muttered, as she passed Beatrice in the narrow aisle behind the curtains. Miss Ryan, a stack of dresses over her arm. bumped into them. •'Oh r sorry." She leaned for a moment ag.'iinst the partition, her hands over her eyes. "I'm so tired. J just can't keep on stooping and hanging without getting dizzy." A moment later, the dresses slipped from Miss Ryan's arm into a heap on the floor, and the girl pitched forward. • "Bee! Sheis fainted! 1 ' (To Be Continued) Sense Of Taste Developed But Boy, 6, Can't Swallow V NEWEURGK. N. Y. <UP>—Six-year-old-Bobby Linsig. the boy without an esophagus, i.s gelling accustomed to the taste of food because his mother clings to the hope that medical science, one of these days, will find a way to enable him to swallow. sen nourished through a tuba 1. jnncctect divecrtlv to "hi.s stomach | bro:hcr Dlckj e« and their pet is i these six years he hasn't swai- I " p ? t a cat When Bobb > v wa * 3 - a r . f r , — . ! Ic<ik,'i!?r ripvr»lrmpH in HM\ *->.)-.n : p fC WERE NOT TOR KV OLD WOUND All his young life. Bobby has* been nourished through a tuba conn Ii lowed a morsel of food. His mother sives him food — not to swallow, only i.o taste. Mrs. Lin.sig ivlaies the first time Bobby yor a pirro of chocolate: candy to la^te. It \va« .something new to him. lie chewed it. she said, and then "made a funny face" h-.> didn't like it. Except for the missing passage boUveen ihroa; anti stomach, Bobby J5 a.s normal us any boy his age- His mother lias caught him at the cookie jar in the pantry munohinii on bi*fui!x He likes the t^.sU 1 . In 1st CJr.ul*' ;it .Sflsool Bobby attends t'nr grade a I school where he enjoj-.s \vritin-. colcriny jmd numbers. The family W. Burton Barrit;, nonixal growth to the prompt, ;tuci delirate operation performed at i"vTs birth and the lov- intr c;>rr ot hi.s mo'her. 'ilie uprrauon was the. only way to save fiobby because he couldn't swallow. NOW. still through a tube inserted in an incision in his stomach. Bobby ti<?;;> ius nourishment— ,?hiei\y fvuit.s. soft deceits, milk and or:-inu r * juir". To cee the blond curly-haired Bobby with hi.s friends, it would be impossible tc> delect his physical trouble. In th.e words ot his motii- er. "Bobby is just like any boy his nee except tha: he needs artificial Bobby's best pal is his 3-yesr-old ! - Announcements I The Courier News has been au- i 'horizea to make formal announce- j ment of the following: candidates j for public office at the mimicips' j election April 1. • For Miiyor TOM A. LITTLE R. < Rabbit I JACKSOxV Alderman, Second Ward JOHN C. McKANEY iRe-election) Aldiirman. Third \Vart5 J. E. LUNSPOBD (Re-election) K. B. WOODSON . 1 " !!«'.• full 'j year leiiu 1 RUPERT CRAFTON d N'nnu!' li. K. .J^u'Us WIGHI' BKMTLEV 1'iil inicxyimi leriu of E. R. Jackson) developed in the tube through which he is fed, and he had to undergo an operation. Later lie recovered from an attack of grippe. The medical costs have " been staggering to the Linsigs. The father, a concrete mixer with only intermittent work, was forced into bankruptcy. He filed a pauper's oath, explaining thai he did no; have the money with which to pay the $30 filing fee. In his affidavit, the father listed liabilities of $1.437. of which $1,312 rf'prp.seuter! 'mnnirt hospital and doctors bills. The Linsigs live in the nearby village O f Marlboro, •wnere Mrs. Linsig contributes to the family's support by working on tne local newspaper. Bobby, like his mother, hopes to be able to swallow some day. He has a large bull-dog shape bank in which the Linsig parents and even Bobby deposit coins for the day when an operation might permit, him to swallow. "To Bobby, candy means nothing." Mrs- Linsig said. "So when Bobbj^, gets any pennies he quicftly deposits them in the slot atop the 'dog's' head. Yes. Bobby already knows what the bank, is for." Mrs. Linsig has never abandoned the hope that surgery will ! to the point where Bobby will be j aole to swallow. Liberty Bell to Keep Crack PHILADELPHIA (UP) — Mayor Robert E. Lamberton has decided that "the Liberty Bell without a crack wouldn't be the Liberty Bell," ;-;o Philadelphia officials have dcclineci a proposal to restore. I the bell by means of a new process. I j During consumed gasoline. y:;;-;. r\mcricai) motorists 638,000.000 gallons of HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyda Lewis D ,*i VSrt . >^*( j^*'<; _^-:^^* < ] f f&^~$E>ff£L' v ; ^r>a,p <&*" r> _8r_Nt* :.{tvic», i»ic. T. M. BW. a s. FAT, on. They Couldn't give me any rest until I mechanized unitr'v made

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