The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1941 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 31, 1941
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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 Witmer 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 Con- grefes, 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, $3,00 per year, Si.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by man in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; ii, "ones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. The Darkness Deepens It has been usual to think of the overflowing "of the Nswi tide across Europe as a sort of blackout, a darkening of • the spiritual lamps which cast light on many peoples. But the details of this blackout as revealed by the Rockefeller Foundation's annual report, are genuinely terrify ing. T h e Foundation, which has extended help to many European institutions of learning, is in close touch with them. There is every reason "to believe that the picture it paints is accurate. The pattern has been followed in country after country. At first the universities and schools are allowed to carry on with their work, under close supervision of both teaching and student activities by Nazi functionaries. Then, gradually, an attempt is made to force on them a "cultural program" similar to that in force in the German universities. That brings resistance from teachers and students accustomed to freedom. Then comes repression, the closing of the universities, the sending of teachers to.concentration camps, the breaking up by force of student demonstfatioiis. The Czech universities were closed, and most of their students deported to forced labor in Germany. In Holland. Poland, Norway, and Belgium there has been turmoil and resistance, and such university life as remain's is under the strictest Nazi supervision. Over the whole continent, the -number' of teachers has'- been reduced at least 50 pel- cent, the'Foundation estimates. The /universities lead a precarious and dwindling existence. Soon it will be dark. Why is this important? Not merely because of the individual tragedies to thousands directly affected. Because the science and learning fostered in their universities and institutions was of value to all the people; even those who never stepped on to a campus or through an academic door profited by free academic institutions. What now? "Knowledge has never flowered in a subject people," says the report. ;; .It is only free men who dare to think, and it is only through free thought that the soul of a people can be kept alive." Worse than the bombing of buikl- mgs^worse than the maiming of bodies, is this deliberate attempt by repression and violence and propaganda, to destroy the soul of peoples. Six Hundred Chapels in Nations, like individuals, can exist only freedom and security if they are prepared to co-operate for mutual economic welfare and it need be, for mutual dcfensc.-Viscount Halifax British Ambassador to the U. S. OUT OUR WAY Never before, perhaps, has there ever been such a building program as that: just announced by the War Department. It is no less than the building of 604 new chapels in military posts and camps throughout the country at a cost of $12,816,880. Religious services for Army and Navy men affiliated with various faiths are now held generally in improvised buildings and even in open fields. "Like the church or chapel of the home community," says the War Department,"the Army chapel will be a focal point of 'influence. In camp it will provide soldiers, their relatives and friends with a comforting point of orientation relating the military environment of the soldier to that of his civilian status." The American soldier, like the American civilian, is entitled to full opportunity to link himself to a religious faith. The Army is recognizing this and providing for it, builds even deeper and stronger the foundations of America's strength. View*, • Publication in this column of editorials from other .newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but is an acknowledgment of interest in the -subjects discussed. Of Interest to Arkansas Farmers One food that Americans go in for in n bm way when good times jingles extra money into their pockets, is hog meat—though ratter pay envelopes also hike the demand for beef, dairy anil poultry products, vegetables and fruits. Pork is the "workingman'.s meal". Hence, the hog market prospers when idle labor is called to the forges and lathes by the boom of awakened .factory whistles. Already, the defense program has had that effect . The nation's pork consumption last year- hit a record. Owr 50 million hogs were commercially slaughtered. Counting out the farm families that killed their own hogs, the tots not yet of age, and a few vegetarians, that total meant a right handsome quota of pork per consumer— maybe nearly half a hog each. It helps to exphiin why everybody began to look happier last year, i n sp ite of the war and hoisted taxes. Kog slaughter figures went higher in a couple of years of the booming 1920'*, but we exported a lot of pork then. Lcist, year's exports were trifling. We atu most of the pork ourselves —and while there are more of us now than in the '20's. the 1940 consumption is still an impressive statistic. Reports from the MicKWest are that hog pro- clucers there, looking for a yet brisker pork demand, arc giving the spring pig crop extra care The news also is that dairymen, poullrymen and vegetable and fruit growers nrc planning to profit by bigger and better market* Experience is that meats, butter and all such foods gam from industrial cxpansions-for millions of consumers, better heeled, shift in part from the cheaper items of fare to the choicer. costlier ones. That's a tip for Arkansas farmers. And another item that should interest them appeared ™ Whirligig the other day. : t said that big shipment* of foodstuffs to Britain and the hun- er .spots Hitler has created i n Europe are cx- are likely to continue long niter m ""' Ul °" I)lrtnts havc ' shuL Pcctcd-and down™'' All the brightness in the farm picture is on ustock mid food crops. The deepens over cotton. 'Arkansas has - mmg. By every indication. wc . shoul(l pmh »''" Program along. ^-Arkansas Democrat. crops. The shadow .(ill it's a ha|jpy circumstimc|! launched into clivcrsiUcci Modern marriage is handicap at th e ou<C, , • Chicago, ncanns his 52,679th divorce I. SIDE GLANCES MONDAY, MARCH 31, 1941 SERIAL STORY COPR. 1941 BY NEA SERVICE, IMC. T. M. R£C. U. S. PAT. OFF DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS BY EDITH ELLINGTON COPYRIGHT. 1941. NEA SERVICE. INC. ''School lels out early every lime thai young salesman conies byl" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson .^ "STKHIJAY: !{<•<• discovers MM.' ~ Jr| i\ho has f:iiu«-tl i.-s to Jinvi- a >: "'.v. [i»th .Mj*s Jtyuii run! JUT . l|l *l>:m<l :i,-^ i>iii|tlii;i-il :il lluut- "ii«uii's. have ki'j»i tlu-ir ticir- * : 'K»' :i SO<TC<. IJi-i- kno\vs her ^•••""IfallH-r Avonld lt:ive Ii:iu«II«>ti I'"' xiUiatimi iliJVvrt-nlly but .she |'» J"Mv.-rI«'ss. Talking (o Anthony •" iii/uicT, she risks how tlie Y'H'hess %v<mlU ( : ,k.- such ntr«>. j '"• "lof.SIlM 1-V4MI lM)(lj«T :illl>llt ",'' Polo jiimjcs site liuys tii'r (>«•>'"•H-IMI." n,,,v ,I< M . S Anthony knvtv •"'"U l (he )»i>I<» iiuiiiiTitf * t * ANTHONY'S I5IG IDEA CHAPTER XVlil c *| DIDN'T know she bought her boy-friend polo ponies," Bee ^kl in a low voice. "Who told you thai?" Anthony's eyes avoided hers. JI '-^' lips tightened, and he an- swoi-ed hurriedly, "Oh, I heard it somewhere." 4i But Beatrice wasn't satisiied. Where could you possibly have ''card it?" she persisted. "It isn't UK- sort of thing that would be Mentioned in the papers. At least"— s he caught herself—"at I didn't see it in any gossip n, or anything like that." Anthony said uncomfortably, "I don't remember where I heard it. Maybe she didiv't buy him polo ponies. What earthly difference dues it make to us?" "None, el course." She lifted her coffee cup. "What time do you have to be in class?" "Eighty-thirty. We still have an hour." He leaned across the table, and the fleeting uneasiness between them was gone. "Listen, Bee, I had a brainstorm today. It v.;as so busy, I kept hearing the yirls saying 'I wish she'd make up her mind!' and suddenly, out of the blue, 1 got tfiis idea." "What idea?" ''Well, you remember those things you said about helping customers choose the proper clothes? Today, one after another, I heard women saying, 'But I don't know if it'll go with my hat!'—things like that. J never really paid "a groat deal of attention to the selling angle before, but since that tuiking-io you gave me about customers benefiting by a salesgirl's opinion ..." "You're just trying to ring me in on this idea of yours. You're trying to give me some credit for it, beforehand, if it's good." "No, I'm not. I'm trying to get some help from you. Because we'll both have to work on this." "Tell me about it, quickly." IN WHAT SPORT DOES THE WIN/INJINC5- TEAM, 0) TRAVEL, *> WHEN FIRST TO THE UNITED STATES, WAS CALLED i:r PHE departments upstairs— " the College Shops and Young Sophisticate and the Little Shop and (--von the Salon have a stylist, don't they? That sort of service comes much too high for a base- ment department. But suppose, Bee—here's the big idea, so listen --suppose in Budget Fashions we had ready-assembled costumes? "I don't mean simply displaying a hat, some gloves and a handbag together, near a dress, the way things are displayed in show windows. I mean that we could have a regular accessory section.. Each item would be keyed to a dress, or to several dresses, in stock. "Instead of a salesgirl advising the customer, as you tried to do, all sales would be co-ordinated. In other words, automatically, as a matter of policy, a salesgirl would show hat, bag, extra belts, collars—whatever it happened to be—every time she showed a dress. There could be some line about, 'Of course you're not obliged to buy these, but it does give you an idea of how much you can do with this one dress.' "I think it would make sales easier to close, and certainly the customer who isn't good on seeing the possibilities of a dress would find shopping easier." He was talking rapidly and enthusiastically, his whole face animated. "From the merchandising angle, we'd turn over double or triple the accessory goods we do now. Of course, we'd have to see that items from different manufacturers were all keyed in color and style to harmonize or complement each other. We'd have to co-ordinate our buying in some way to have every item fit in with every other as far as style, quality and finish go. "And the prices, too. You can't sell a $5 hat to match a $4 dress. But all that's pure mechanics. The idea of ensembled sales, ensem- bled showing, ensembled fitting and an ensembled te cimiq ?tc throughout Budget Fashions is the thing. Bee, I'm sure, if they'd let us experiment in a small way, we could prove the idea's valuable!" "Anthony, it sounds wonderful! 1 ' She remembered all the fretful customers whom she hadn't been able to convince simply by telling them about the collars and belts that would liven up a basically good dress. "It's so practical, too, because it's simple. You show a woman a dress. You get the hat, the belt, the collar and show her that. That's demonstration. She can see the effect for herself. Why, it's marvellous! I'm sure sales will simply soar. "And you know what else. Anthony? All those 'busy' little numbers, with cheap clips, too many buttons, extra ruffles that give me the creeps, will go righ. out the window. When a girl sees that a dress like that can't bo varied— when she's got it right up against another dress that's perfectly ensembled with accessories — she'll drop it like a hot cake. We won't have to educate the customers. They'll educate themselves, just by using their eyes." "You've got it in for Dane," he laughed. "Those dressed up dresses are the pride of her life. She thinks she's giving the cus^ tomers extra value with every extra paste clip." Beatrice had no time for Dane now. "Who do you speak to about this magnificent idea? Oh, Anthony, I can just see it! The special ads— 'Good Taste Guaranteed at Huntington's. No matter how little you spend, you can look a million in Huntington's co-ordi- nated clothes. 1 " "You shnuld be writing ads," said Anthony. "There's more money in that." do you speak to about this? The merchandise manager, or is this a matter for Bruce Sheldrake himself?" "Sheldrake? He doesn't interest himself in stuff like this! Sheldrake manages the big money, after the sales arc made. He appears at luncheons, too, of course." The idea had taken hold of her. "You must assemble some samples, first, Anthony. Telling about a thing is never as convincing as showing it, concretely." She glared at him. '-'And don't tell me the merchandise is rayon, not cement! For instance, tomorrow morning you should get hold of a navy blue crepe with a high neck. I noticed today. It's $3.89. Almost any accessories at all from the main floor would go with that. A chunky gold necklace, maybe a navy blue calf bag — I've seen one with a little gilt clasp that's only. a dollar — " "Gosh, Bee, you really sound us if you like the idea. Will you help me? It's right up your alley. You have such perfect taste. I might make a mess of what I picked and the whole think would flop. You know, I'm. no fashion expert. "It's t^e idea of selling more things, • re quickly, with more service / the customer that I dreamed up. But actual details of what particular dresses — !J He- spread his hands, helplessly. Beatrice said dryly, "You havc all, the equipment for a first class executive, Anthony. Let the other fellow do the work. But — " Her eyes shone, "I'd love to. Now you run along to school, and I'll make a tour of show windows on Fifth •nuo." (To Be Continued) ANSWER: Tug of war. NEXT: Musi /British prime ministers In- born In Fn Mind Your Manners case Test your knowledge of COITCCI -social usiuic by answering the to!lowim: quest ions, then " clieckinu against the authoritative imswcrs below: 1. II a voting- woman is invited, I by an enlisted man to IKIVC dinner' j at an army camp on visitors' day 1 • LS it all right, for her to ucct-pi? ' | 2. U n yomiy man a girl has I known for a km? time is at a ut .some cii.staiKT from her r may .sin- visit h im . sr; , vin . in a hotel in a nearby towr r-i'i.v? 3. If a yinnif! man who i> i: army camp Is invited to dmm a private hoinr. is it niri'^arv him to uikc hus hu-itc^s tknvi 1 : candy? •i. If a liivl semis \\c\- pir;i|;- n young man away at ramp. :.'n .she. if she likc.s him. in>i:r:b:> picture with soir.e .siirh phra- ( "With all :ny love. .Sue"? 5. If a your!i: mar. in an .1 cam.v asks a r? ; rl to travel .-,r, luuvlred milc.s to pav him \\ • .shcu'ci he pav her wav? What would VOM do ;:"-— You nrr a ;;iri Vv:ui;r (ij - t v . a training camp— t;u Tell him what a gay Ume you are having? <b) Consider thai he may be feeliujj rather homesick, anyhow, and forego mentioning that you arc having a grand time going to parties, etc.? Answers 1. Certainly. 2. Yes. if her parents do not object, She be careful, .since .she is not chaperoned, that her behavior i:s above criticism in every respect. 3. No. His hostess will understand that he hasn't much money for such things and wotiijl probably rather he didn't spend any on her. lie .should thank her cn- rhuskisUcall.v for her hospitality, however, and write her a short, letter afterwards, mentioning what a i;ood time he lv,ul. 4. No. For IK* will probably want, to show Mil 1 pic;ure io all hi.s friends. 5. No.' Besi "What Would You Do" .solution— < b). you DOM'T KJtEDTQ GIT 50 LOUD ABOUT IT* THAT'S JIST MV STOCK! W COME DOWM AN' GOT FULL O' OM, I BEG VOUR. P.\RLDOW! I THOUGHT VOU'D BEEN) K1CK1M' CAWS WITH VOUR NEW • -• l^ "^ /;//-/!_ S By J. R. William. OUR BOARDING HOUSE" with Mamr'jtoo TWAT LAST WORD M OAU JMtwb BURKE : ^ Ss^^S-l^^ 0 ^^^^ r COULO H^-H-IB 9^-c ^ wT^oNr^w^S? m T * M ^ L8I / LLV 8A ^° L '^r tyUST COME TO TUE MANOR v\<t7^ SPA(5HE '- Tl ' ~~ Mow 'S * iT ~ WE'RE HAVING CARR>/iM l A AMD VORKGMlR MEWS TO MAJOR • HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Irviu S. (lohb Looks .Biirk, Lan^h;-? .n Grand Book ughitu;" iBcbbs-Merrill: is In in o. Cobb's life to hi.^ Hollywood suc- ; Iroir, lii.s nn\v.s])npering .small town to his 11- s!in!. for thr 'Salurciay :sg r</.;! and his assign- meat in F-uropc covering Work! \V':iv I. i; b< over[lo\vin'.; v.ith good iimuov, rich in yn- '.'.cri.o'os mid "iiisicio" aiorics (such as only a veteran reporter can .set down) of the great and near great 01 the last 40 years. One of these typical inside yarns is cold here, what President Harding -sitid at a poker .session at a Maryland hunting lodyc several months aftcr^hi.s ejection: When the poker game was over we had a snuck of broiled oysters and Canadian ale. Some of the party put off to bed. . . . The rest sar chatting. Without warning and apparently not regardful of anything that had been said or done, the President, burst forth with an avowal \vhi;h. by reason of its frankness and its unexpectedness and its .self-searching analysis, was -startlin- even to men who were his intimates. /'Boys, I guess inayjc I got too fcij (or my breeches when I let n tot of .smarter fellows than I am —fellows like Penrose and Smoot ;uul Jim Watson—-edge me into tin's spot. I was all right running a country paper out, in Ohio. Its a doyyoned good paper, if i do •say i; myself. No. sir. I wasn't biting off more than I could chew back yonder in Marion. And through the grace of God I even got by being a- member of the United States Senate. But I'm a small-town product. My horizon is limited: it doesn't stretch out- internationally. Problems of involved diplomacy, and of intricate foreign relations, and the problems of financing a government—well, they keep bobbing up and I haven't either the intuition or the experience to swing mum. So I have to let Jones or Smith or Brown do it and if the thing succeeds I get the credit, and that's not fair to the faithful lads hanging around the palace. I've been fearful ail along about my ability to hold down the job and'I'm not getting any less afraid ns time po.ssr-.s on." He smiled a rueful smile. "Boy.s, don't any of you ever let anybody you care for get. elected President of these United States." Some Al'rica.n savages -still bc- that, 'white men are the ghcst.s of black men. that all deaths from disease are caused by evil spirits, and that apes arc a race of human beings. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyda Lewis .';?ory; hood CGS.SCS in a year Eve:u Announcements I The Courier News has been au-1 iliorized to make formal announce-] ir.unt of the following candidates j tor public office at the municipa' election April 1. I For Mayor TOM A. LITTLE R. '(Rabbit) JACKSON For Alderman, Second Ward JOHN C. McHANEY (Re-election) For Alderman, Third "Ward J. E. LUNSFORD (Re-eJection) E. B. WOODSON (for rhe full 2 year tevm> RUPERT' CRAFTON UVVIGHT BENTLEY Uo Till unexpired term of E. R. Jackson) p ca il—liiere's an cxira iisb in it for you .if 1 get Iherc in lime for dinner 1'

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