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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 1, 1941
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER "NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. 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 Blytheviile, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press '" SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the Citv at Blytheviile, 15c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, S3.00 pet "year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months: by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, S6.50 per year; L -onPS seven and eight SlO.OO per year, payable in advance. What Hitlertfron'l Tell Matsuoka { There is a lot of high-sounding bunk about international relations. That every country acts in its own .self-interest is a childishly simple axiom. It would be hard to find in all history an example wherein a nation deliberately took an action which it knew was to its own disadvantage. People, individuals, will sometimes do this because some of them have personal principles which they hold above personal advantage. Among nations and rulers it is more rare. Though nations seldom act to their disadvantage, there is such a thing as . restraint. Some nations have, frcm time to time, restrained themselves because of morality or decency from stooping to squeeze the last advantage from a situation, and the whole effort in the last 100 years in international relations has been to increase this forbearance; to make the pledged word good. Hitler's great advantage thus fat- has lain in his absolute disregard oi the pledged word, of fixed principles, or restraint from any cause, whenever there was advantage to be had. He warned of this quite bluntly when he wrote, in Mein Kampf: -NO consideration of foreign policy can be guided : by any point of view but this: Do^ it benefit our nation now or in the future, or will it be harmful to it?" Th us for 20 years Hitler railed umf. stormed at Russia as a menace, and at Communists as bestial murderers. But when he needed an understanding with the Soviets, he tossed all that lightly out the window, and made the pact "He created the Jews as a scapegoat, blamed them racially and personally for a» woe. Yet the other day German newspapers fell over each other to praise Serge Eisenstein, a Jew because he happens to be Russia's W han-ed boy of the arts. Yosuke Matsuoka is now dodging bombs in Berlin. Hitler will say many things to him. 'He will probably not find it necessary to mention his own bitter criticism of Britain after the World War when Britain made an alliance with Japan. "Hence they eagerly reach out for the yellow fist/' he wrote, "and cling to an alliance which, viewed racially, i s perhaps irresponsible," but which was advantageous at the time. Matsuoka is too smart a man to swallow the baloney about .spiritual union which he will be fed in Berlin He must know that Hitler wants'him tor one reason, and .one reason only— io help Hitler win the war in Europe. He must know that Hitler can be of no help whatever to Japan if he succeeds in forcing it into trouble with the United States in the Pacific. He must know that Hitler would spurn that ''yellow fist" as ruthlessly as he grasps it eagerly today. No "alliance" between Germany and Japan can possibly be anything better than a temporary conspiracy to accomplish an immediate advantage. Oar Opportunity To Learn The British Trade Union Congress is extending an invitation to American labor leaders to visit London and study at first hand the working arrangements between British labor and the government in the crisis. We hope they will go, and we wish that with them would go a delegation oi' American manufacturers, to study similar problems as they affect employers. Britain, fighting a back-to-tho- wl) %hi, has managed to carry it on thus far without infringing on "fundamental freedoms. Jt should not be necessary to learn every lesson from bitter experience though |no often that seems the. most effective way. Wo have military observers in all European war /.ones, stnving to learn vital lessons in the least costly way. Ought we not to take as much trouble to learn all we can in every other field? The Employ^ Share Rises The vast U. S. Steel Corporation had almost the same number of em- ployes in 1940 that it had in .1.929 it sold goods and services which brought in about §18,000,000 lens. But it paid out in wages and salaries §439,. 000,000 as compared with ^120,000,000 m J929, and paid out $30,000,000 more «n taxes. Apparently the wage and salary increase is not accounted for | jy high planes, for the amount paid'during the year in salaries of $10,000 and over Wil « I** than 1.5 per cent of the total payroll. If these tores, taken from the ;m- »««l 'report of U. S. Steel, are correctly interpreted, it means that a greater Percentage of the income of this giant concern is goin fi to those who actually •o the work, for the amount paid out 1 Imrieml « * holder, of common stoek was roughly cut in half This tendency i s a risin n-oughout industry-to afford actual - ucers a larger share in tne buai . .income, and further, to make re- SJ ff \ clcw *' ™« "imply show "hat LS being done. Kmploves who these things J e the n* be content. SO THEY SAY ;>sloy - in civ 'I life a" successful * * * Sidney playwngiu. For an of us. the SIDE GLANCES _COPR. 1941 qy NEA SERVICE. ItlC. T. M. REG, U. S. PAT, ;Ho\v do you do? Arc you the ninn from-the i?as company, one of my son's college friends, or one of the daughter's boy friends?" JX^ ANDREW &ONAR. BORN IN NEW BRUNSWICK* IS THE - : ,- EVER TO MOLD THE POST OF PRIAAE MfNISTER. OF GREAT BRITAIN, WHO WAS NJOT BORNI INI THE COPR. 1941 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U, S. PAT. OFF. A LEAF OF THE Of ANT VUZTO^f WATERUCV yV\AV INCREASE |N SIZE AS A/XUCH AS IN A S!Nei_E NJJC3HT. ^CSSSSSSSKSSf^ • _jiimmiiiiTrr BASEBALLS USED BV AAAJOR LEAOUE TEAAAS ARE ALL. ALIKE. standard baseball used by the National " that used in the American. NEXT: Did Baron Munchauscn actually live? Mind Your Manner? OUT OUR WA Tost your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then rhrcltins ncainst the authoritative answers below: j 1. Is it good manners for u man to sit with his arm around his ciatc in a picture show? -• If ?* sir!, riding in a car in i which there is a man. has a !et- ter to mail should the man " C t out and take it into the post of- ficc or lot the girl do it herself? 3. When a family goes from the living room into the dining room fhculd the men stand bark nm let. the women go first? 4. Should the men of a famil seat the women members of th family, even when there are n guests present? 5. Should one make a habit o asking to be excused from the, ta l;le as soon as he has finished eat ing? What would you do if— You receive an Easter card Iron a friend— * <a> Write a note thanking him J. R. William: -_; OW °OH-H-H/OUQ_ ^J CORPORAL. MOTHER.^ HAVE QUIT BR.(DG>H ~ AW AFTERNJOONJ TEA PARTIES AM' MOW HAVE CLASSES ONJ : \ I REGuucnoMS/AM' " v us TH' PRIVATES TO PRACTICE WE GOT TO DO (OURSELVES FROM" ' THIS MESS, so I'M GOIM'TO GET A .TERRIBLE LUST PER. BLOOD-LIKE . ALLUSTA.LK.1W /ABOUT STABB 'PEOPLE WITH BAYONETS/ 30D--LIKE \Y TALK1W ( /. 3TABB1NJ' /4 / £'7 H ^X * * <:S^S^^g *\Mf-^- <s ''"^,. ,- .-J-.Tr. j r rir S$ *4J3^ ;i fc\j OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople PRIVATE E&AOj MRS. UOOPlt WILL BE JllrjLJsf TICKLED PI.MK TO see. YOU ° AGAIN,£OSCOE.'~ HAf3-RQ,Y\PH.' — 6V TU£ WAY, GOME COARSE 60U\'OER HAS BEErt TURE to DO ME BODILY IM JURY A***-\\JiLL VOU ACT AS Mtf BODYGUARD I ARR.AN5&B SOME BOUTS FOR YOU? LUG OUT, MAJOR I'LL RUMPLE HIM UP AN' STUFF RIM IN THE BAGWrmTHE FRPWE.O ^MlRT6/vc~WMAT I WANTA KttCM/ ¥ i£> MAS THE. MISSUS HUNG UP THE GLOVES? I CAr^l DROP A BUM. ON HIS WIG AS EASY AS SLAPPJN6 A T^LV OFP MY NOSj^SUTSHECANJ MS LIKE,/ A RUG. 1 :=a A i I /.',' A m •*u :^*n wHl A'' OV ^— Afc*. H ;Jfm '?/ ? / ~w >M$ —^NfcY ^S vote FOR 8. WARE ^Wca! ^sv. Ci U^vl 't't^v.HA^\AAi ^=€^ 4-1 ^»CJL>u«a. U.S.P «.ow! diT LOOKS AS r£ BAD NE\\JS 6URK9 HAS FOUND WORK*. TUESDAY, APRIL 1, i 941 DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS BY EDITH ELLINGTON V: Anthony evade* :IM to Jitm- he dln- «'»V«Tl>ll t!l«; Dui-lttTHN 1VHK ))Uyij)l> l>oltt jtoitif*. Tli*n he tell* her of hi* MK J<le«. Co-ordiiintfoii timh- Jo»s In Hie bud tret department. Aci-rNKoriex, hal, r<c., with eiioh drrsx, and rorreKpcmdiiig la i»rlc-f. , prorn- *• * * IF THE "BIG IDEA" CLICKS CHAPTER XIX POR a full, hectic week, Beatrice and Anthony worked together over the Great Idea. Co-ordi- nated Clothes, or "CC" as they mysteriously referred to it within the walls of Huntington's, led them on merry shopping tours of the main floor, during their lunch hours. They poked around in Neckwear, and Handbags, and Millinery. They compared colors and debated in great detail such monumental matters as whether or not a belt with a fiat bow could honestly be called a tailored belt. Beatrice took to hiding among the size 42's, dresses that were size H. "It would be awful if someone bought that navy blue fitted!" she said often. "Just when that ensemble's perfect. And the tan jersey—Oh, Anthony, suppose someone sees it there, in between those black afternoon dresses!" "Roll it up into a corner," he advised. "With one stock girl, no one will discover it." And then, on a Monday 10 days after the idea had been born, there were five separate ensembles all ready to be carried upstairs to the office of the merchandise manager. "Don't forget to get back the money you spent on those bags, hats, and necklaces, Anthony!" He had had to buy the things from other departments. Naturally he couldn't explain why he wanted them taken out of stock. "I'll remember. But suppose he throws me out of his office?" "I'll buy the stuff from you," she offered. "But, Anthony, he simply couldn't be so stupid as not to realize what a wonderful idea it is!" "What are you two up to?" Toby Masters asked, as Beatrice went to the black, size 42 case to fish out a rescued sample. "All week you've been, acting screwy." "You'll find out," said Beatrice placidly. She whisked the dress expertly back into the case as Miss Dane went by. She re-rescued it. "Give this to Anthony. Dane's coming back in a minute." The packages with the hats and ready upstairs, outside the merchandise manager's office. Anthony made out slips for the dresses he was taking upstairs, signed them, and picked up the dresses. "I wish you could come with me, Bee." "So do I. But I can't. Don't forget to stress that line about more sales, quicker sales, easier sales, greater volume per sale." "I know it all by heart." He looked at her. "I wish I could kiss you, right here. Our whole future is tied up in this thing! Why, Bee, if it goes over, I'll get a raise, I'll be able to—" She cut in quickly, "Not here, Anthony!" He had almost said] "I'll be able to ask you to marry me." And she was afraid of that. The moment he asked, she could no longer continue this deception. "The best of luck," she whispered. "I'm sure everything's going to be all right, but I'll be praying for you, anyway." Anthony took a deep breath "Well, here I go." * * * A MONTH ago, it would have seemed ridiculous to her that a man and a girl, ostensibly in their right minds, could be so dreadfully earnest—could even be praying!—about a tiling like this. "A month ago," she thought, "I'd have laughed at it." ' Yet the whole time she waited on a girl who wanted a bottle green dress and who should never have so much as approached any shade of green, Beatrice's mind was up there with Anthony. What had he done first—showed the ensembles, without a word, as Beatrice had urged him to do? Or had he begun to explain, and was he showing the ensembles afterward? The girl who wanted the green dress compromised on a rust wool. Beatrice wrote out the sales check, gave the customer the wrong change, caught herself, and had to summon Miss Dane in Mr. Bradley's absence to o. k. the opening of the cash register "Where is Bradley?" Miss <1TI , . „ , I m sure I haven't the least idea," Beatrice fibbed tranquilly, She approached another cus- COPYRIGHT NEA SERVICE." "NC. tomer. "Isn't thai a pretty plaid?" She eyed the woman's size, made an experienced guess. "We have that in 18. It also comes in a smaller plaid, using those samp colors." She kept looking at her AH of half an hour! "But if the merchandise manager was interested, of course they had to talk it over. The very fact that lie's taking long is a good sign. If—if it hadn't gone over, he'd have come right down again." "Show me the smaller plaids," said the customer. "No, wait 'a minute. My husband's waiting for me upstairs. I really didn't expect to buy a dress. I think I'll bring him back down here and try it on so he can see it. If I'm going to buy an extra dress he'd better see it first." "Of course," Beatrice smiled. "I'll hold it aside for you." CHE didn't expect to see the woman again. Often customers promised to be back in the afternoon, or tomorrow, or in 10 minutes, and disappeared forever. Toby had explained, "They hate to admit they're just looking." Beatrice, who had never been intimidated by a salesperson in her life, found it amusing to reflect that she who had bothered other girls endlessly and frequently walked away without purchasing, should now be on the other end of the transaction. "Will you wait on me, please?" a woman with a little boy asked. "This child's bothering me to death, but I just got to have a dress to wear to go away in. We're going to Ohio, to see my husband's mother, you know." The customer talked on and on. Beatrice made the proper rejoinders at the proper intervals, but she was six floors away, up there in the merchandise manager's office. If only Anthony would come down soon. The suspense was awful. She was just ushering the woman and the little boy into a fitting room when she caught sight of the woman who had said she was going to get her husband. "She actually came back." It was unusual. Beatrice stepped forward, to ask her to wait just a moment, when she saw the woman's husband. All at once, her hands were icy. There was a lump in her throat, and though she wanted desperately to get back to the sanctuary of the fitting room, she couldn't move. That woman's husband was Jenkins. Jenkins, her own chauffeur! (To Be Continued) for it, just avS you would if you had received a present? <b) Feel that since it is only a. card, it need not, be acknowl- ,- edged? Answers 1. No. 2. He .should offer to mail it. 3. Yes. 4. Yes. 5. No. Wait until all are finished, "r/Jo-s it is absolutely necessary to leave. Best "What Would You Do" solution—(a). HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS tare hundreds of Laliie Belles I scattered on plantations in the South. ..Beautiful, willful .girls who battle for a chance of equality with more favored daughters. There are Help Reegans. too. Youths with a flash of inspiration, but insufficient inherited will po\v-j er to attain their goals. j But more important than the, individuals he depicts is Kroll's! picture of living conditions inj prosperty. in depression, of strug-l gles for a better life, of out-mod-1 ed tradition that must be over-! thrown if the South is to prosper i —these make his novel important. There's no denying. Kroll has chalked up another hit. Kroll's New Novel Pictures South A It Really Is There have been many books written about the South; there will be more. But none can present a more accurate picture of actual conditions in the south- land of today than Harry Harrison Kroll does in his latest novel. "The Usurper" (Bobbs-Merrill: S2.50). Here is King Cotton: here is the battle between blue-blooded planters ancl red-blooded sharecroppers presented in a story that maintains a swift pace from first (.0 last. Kroll knows the South as it is, not as n novelist imagines it to be. He proved that in his autobiography. "I Was a Share-cropper." and in his 1940 best-seller. "The Keepers of the House." His new work far excels these in literary merit and sound story-appeal. Krolls hero is Stan Butterworth, born "poor white" who misercd his way to become Cotton town's most influential citizen. Stan had money—cash in the bank—and money was power. Stan's wealth made him president of Cottontown's bank, bought him the best, house in the city: it even made him chairman of the annual cotton festival. But it could not bring him what he desired most—social standing among the planters' gentry. While Stan occupies the center of the stage throughout.- there are numerous others of Cotton- towns high and low society who come to life in this tale. There is Lacey McFerrin. the woman who refused to marry Stan, but who turned f:o him for financial help on numerous occasions and considered it his privilege to lend to her. And her son. Hart, who steals cotton, considers an affair with the overseer's daughter just a passing lark, but is likable, nevertheless. And there is LalUe Belle. There Its All Part of the Job, Governor, These Requests LITTLE ROCK. Ark- (UP) — Such things as appeals for jobs and other assistance are old stuff to Governor Homer Adkins, but when a request comes in for a pet dog it's really unusual. That's what happened Wednesday morning. In an armload of ietiers of diversified origin was a leter from a 12-year-oid lad of Cairo. Ga. His name is Roy Robertson, a seventh-grader, and not only was he in search of a dog. but he also wanted all the data on Arkansas that the governor could send him. The letter was. dated "The First' Day of Spring." It began: "Dear Governor. I would like to know the name of your state flower, state bird, state tree, state motto, and the names of your hunting dogs, and what are the most important, wild animals of your state." The Post Script put the governor on the spot. "Please send me a pet dog or anmal so I can show the class you have plenty money." " ' Roy. who. the governor says, is obviously stricken with spring fever, will receive a pet if efforts of the governor and state newspapers succeed in an attempt to find one for him. Tax Rills Cut Voters" List BENNINGTON. Vt. (UP) — One of every seven voters here were barred from participation in the annual town meeting becraise of tax delinquencies. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis - »*» •* NIA SCKVICl. WC T. M, »EG. 0. S. fAT. "No,.you dopes—that's not what I meant when I told you to show me a little spirit I 1 *

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