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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 7, 1941
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'THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES,. Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager COURIER NEWS '...Sole National Advertising Representative.-: Wallace Witiner Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the , office at BlythevilJe, Arkansas, under ad of Congress, October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier in the City of Blythevilie, lie week, or G5c per month. n m dins nf .,_ „ . for three months; . By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, SI.50 for six months. 75c by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Signs Of A Newer 'New Europe' i The picture of Hitler's "New order in Europe" being at the moment just u little blurred because of Yugoslavian spots before the eyes. Greek Sire, British steam, ancl Italian nearsighredness, it is worth while to peer at the image of a still "new Europe" that is beginning to take shape. They are talking in "free Norway" now of a "'security bloc" of nations with common interests bordering on the North Atlantic. Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian and perhaps Danish leaders now in London are betnnni.Mg to talk of getting those countries together after the war. perhaps with Sweden and Finland, in political and economic cooperation. At. the same time, refugees from the Polish and Chechoslovakian republics are getting together and discussing their fatal failure to co-operate. They- are undoubtedly remembering those October days in 1938 when, as Czechoslovakia lay on the Nazi chopping block. Poland merely laughed and buried herself in amputating the Teschen areas for her own benefit. Remembering this., there were probably few Czech tears" when Poland itself was overrun. But remembering all of 1938 and 1939, it is likely that representatives of both countries can now see how' "divided they fell, 7 ' whereas united, they might have stood. Such a Czech-Polish federation would have 50,000,000 people to start with, and might add many more if the Rumanians, Austrians, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Croats and Serbs, might be induced to cooperate. Such units as the North Atlantic group, and the Central European group, if some kind of political and economic federalism could be contrived, might possibly avoid the super-nationalism which wrecked the settlement after World War I. Is it a dream, this scheming and planning by refugee "governments in exile"? Not necessarily. Hitler once wrote, in "Mcin KamplV "A nation's chance of reconquering its independence is not absolutely bound up with the integrity of a slate territory, but rather with the existence of a never so >srnall remnant () , {} ^ ^ sa°," ai -l StatC Whi ° h .' havinff th ° nccc *- SrU ; lmlom - »as m its power to be ™* only th,, bearer of the spirit! communion of the ,n(ir e nationality but also the p^arcr of the militarv He Ami the plans for a newer Europe to succeed the abortive "new order," which arc even now being discussed by fugitive groups who meet in free land:;, may yet bear more enduring fruit than the ugly orchards being planted with lire and sword. 'Trust' and 'Must Why did Mexico freely agree lo a convention with the United States providing reciprocal use of air fields, when Yugoslavia, asked by Germany for certain military facilities, is prepared to resist io the death? The difference is simply the ence between "trust" and "must." Mexico knows very W0 1J that the United States, oven if she had refused to agree, would not have gone in and lake]] the fields by force. Therefore, because Mexico sees that there is mu- !"»! advantage in the plan, a iul because she is under no compulsion Mexico agrees willingly. But the Yugoslavs •seeing what has happened to other countries when [he Nazis needed their co-operation/' and knowing (}„> N . m objectives, would rather die than "cooperate." *"" That's what the whole world needs— more "trust" and less "must." The Right Spirit Just now, when many people seem unwilling to get right down to grips with the national defense situation and to do what ii; demands, it is refreshing to read a wire from P. K. Wrigley. president of (he gum company, .to the Defense Board. In it Wrigley Offers to let the defense board have 500,000 pounds of aluminum which the company had stored up to make the foil m which its gum is wrapped. "In the interest of national defense," Wrigley wriKl, "we will be more than glad to change our wrapping and make available to you our entire stock of aluminum ingots." Whether this offer would be help- ill 1, technicians with the defense board will have to say. But the spirit is admirable. First, it was voluntary. Second, it involve considerable trouble and probable real financial cost. It says, simply, "Here is what 1 have. Can you use it?" What this country needs is 130,000,000 more people saying the sy»iu thin IT. SO THEY SAY An outstanding characteristic of the American people is a healthy competitive spirit This has had n decided influence in moulding our people into the great nation it is Uxluy.-Lieut.-Gc-n Hugh A. Drum. * * # There is no escape from the truth thai someone must pay for everythin-.-Marrincr s Eccles. chairman Federal Rr.scrvo Board of Governor*. * * * What this country undertakes to do it ins the power ancl the will to finish-Raymond H Gas:, commercial division, the State Depart- * * * Too little and loo late ! la , spelled disaster '» ^oo many places aliTacIy.-Clarcncc Dvkstra National Defense Mediation Board. * * * a- lovely traycdy.—John Erskim-. ;ui- Liu- thor. SIDE GLANCES COPH. -\94t 8V HE* SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF.' MONDAY.. APRIL 7, > SERIAL STORY DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS BY EDITH ELLINGTON V!:STi;iU>AY: The dnncc linll is :i n«-\v thrill for m-o. *},<• is KC. j.UK'h in love with Aiuf.unv, Jlm | Nlir Know* he lovi-x her. S.-IHI ,-uu! Tc.J.y M-.'in to h.-ivc xirUU-ci <j,eir (In- su!m:,y, nut „ URMUVEI) KI»- Oh, idiot! "Remember, children—don'l call her grandma or you'll spoil her day!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Per orison THERE WERB FEVVER. THX\M INI USE JNJ ALL. THE WORLD. ASTROLOGY IS A BRANCH OF x\STRONJOA/W. T. M. REG. U 5. PAT. OFF. <i3U- WITH ITS C5EXSERS 1 AMD STEAAMNCr? POOLS. IS A HANC3-OVSR. FRO/VX THE "if/WE AA ILL ION'S C?F VE.ARS AGO WHEN ALL. THO. EARTH'S AREA BROILED OVER. SL ._ - - - *r'« cor«. ANSWER: WroiiEf. Astrology J s in no way connected with Ihc science of. astronomy. * * * MASQUERADE MTJST END CHAPTER XXIV J£1DNAPED! The paper said that Bealrxrc Davenport had been kidnaped. It was incredible, fantastic, so ridiculous that Beatrice wanted to scream. She- wasn't kidnaped. How in (he world had that story gotten -started? Her head hummed. She was supposed to be in South America. Of course, she'd never -so much as booked passage on a linor. But even if someone, somehow, had run across that damaging fact—did that make her kid- naped? Then, like a blow, she remembered. Clarence was the one who thought of kidnapings! the fool, the blundering This story must have come from him. She'd disappeared—he couldn't find her—Wceming said she'd gone to South America and Clarence, shocked because their murriiige was only a week away, must have tried to find out where in South America Tiic thoughts fitted through her head so swiftly that only now w?. s the train stopping at the station. The doom opened. She looked at Toby, her head, bent to take in more of that tabloid story. "Come on, Toby!" Sam pulled at her. "Oh, quick, buy me a paper! The Duchess has been kidnaped Hallelujah!" Stiffly, Beatrice walked out of the train beside Anthony. Tofay had seen that picture. Didn't she recognize it? A T ow they were on the platform. Anthony was looking straight ahead, his jaw a hard line, a little bunch of muscles twitching at the corner of his mouth. Beatrice felt her insides growing cold—dissolv- "ig witii a little horrid sensation that was like nausea. "Anthony—?" He didn't answer. * * * QH, ho had seen! Pie knew! But ho still had said nothing wnilc the others chattered. Her mouth was dry. She wanted to ask him and couldn't. On the stairs to the street she stumbled. Anthony caught her His smile was tender. No! He didn't know. He couldn't! Not and smile like that Dimly, as from a long way off Toby's voice came to her. "They must be holding her for ransom Boy! Wait until this news hits the store! The girls will be dancing in the aisles! They'll run up a flag on that roof where the} were too tight to fix a sun deck for us worn-out, overworked slaves." "Imagine it," Vera murmured "You'd think, with all her millions, she'd have sense enough to have u bodyguard." "The paper didn't say positive^ she's been kidnaped," Sam pointed out. "It said 'believed' kidnaped.' "1 hate that dame!" That waj, Toby's voice. "Ever since that $50,000 debut I've hated her. We slave in the store, while she runs around spending millions. But she's not having any wonderful time now, I hope. I hope they're keeping her in a cave. A nice damp cave some place where she can find out what it feels like to do without—" "Toby! Stop gloating! It's ghastly!" That was Vera, tolerant as always, and a little amused. They were on the sidewalk. The corner candy store was closed. The drug store was closed. "No boys with extras. It's a disgrace! I want a paper right now." "gtATRTCE walked beside Anthony, the blood hammering at her temples, her knees weak. Couldn't they sec on her face what this meant to her? If only they'd look at her, get it over with! "I think it's barbarous," Sum McArdle said. "Kidnaping n girl! Men who would do that should be executed. Why, jlV-it's—" "All right, kidnaping is terrible," Toby admitted. "But Sam this is the Duchess. You' work for her as well as we do. Doesn't she deserve it?" "She's the kind who'll fall in love with one of the gangsters" Terry said. "Wouldn't that be a laugh? Anything for a thrill, with those girls!" she gcts a hard . ., , v o~"^ " &uuu, iiclila jolt. I hope every one of the gangsters holding her looks like a guerrilla, I hope—" Beatrice found her voice. "Toby, why do you hate her so?" To her own ears, she sounded shrill and brittle. But she couldn't stop. "What has she ever done to you brides having been born the granddaughter of Michael Huntington?" "What has she ever done for me?" retorted Toby. "A girl who has the power of life or death over so many thousand employes might take an interest once in a. while! Just because she is a gi.-j she ought to make things easier for all the girls who work for her. The millions of little petty cheapnesses that Huntinglon's gets away with! Like not giving Getz a pension. "Why, if I owned Hunlinglon's I'd make it a model store. If I got millions out of it, the way she does, I'd be generous enough to share some of it with the poor unlucky dopes who have to work there. "Do you know, some firms divide part of the profits at Christmas. Everybody gets a bonus according to how long they've been there. What do we get at Hunt- mgton s? A lot of extra work!" They had reached their apart ment house. Sam McArdle said " ' soothingly, place to t ' paper, Toby. Forget it. They'll probably find her visiting a friend somewhere. I suppose her guardian got excited when he learned she wasn't home . . ." Anthony looked startled "That's nght Her guardian. You handle a lot of stuff about her in the comptroller's office, don't you?" It struck Beatrice then that An' Said much What did he look .so' startled about? * * * gHE fought for self-control. She must act perfectly natural Without a paper, tonight was a reprieve. In the morning, when they looked- at that picture in the tabloid more closely—and the other pictures later editions would surely contain— At the door, the men said good night. Anthony drew her a little away from the others and pulled her into his arms. With his arms around her, Beatrice faced the bleak knowledge that tomorrow it would be over. Tomorrow he might hate her. She wanted to push at him to ay, "Listen, Anthony. Beatrice Davenport hasn't been kidnaped I'm Beatrice Davenport/' But she wanted to put off tell- ng him, too. "I love him so much. It will hurt him so terribly . . ." "Darling," said Anthony "You're shaking." "What's a girl supposed to do n your arms, Anthony?" she forced herself to say, lightly. She freed herself, smiled at him ' "Good night." She added,' with catch in her throat, "Good night laiimg." (To Be Continued) across the plate, as you do at the end of a meal?* Answers 1. Left, the era of "woodhawks" and the thriving Missouri steamboat trade. Good scholars also. Professors Rister and Ha fen are equally thor .sacrificed to national 2. No. Girls sometimes think i ough but they begin with Coro- they will impress their dates with | naclo. De Soto. De Vaca, cover the their popularity by doing so. butj beginning of the Southwest. They NEXT: How Mind Your Manners OUT OUR Test your knowledge of cornrt .social usage by answering the t-ii- lowiu;; questions, then chec!-;:!L: against the aiithonfative anrv.rrs below: 1. Should a man wear a; (! ;i- niere in his ri^ht or left, lnpoj'.' 'J. Ls it poo:! manner.s for ;i ::irl io cany on a lonj:- trlr|)honc cun- versation while her date waits m travel in fiie r?nr!c. the livintr room? o. Is it correct lo tisr initials rather Minn full names on rn^mvrc't wedding invitations? 4. Ls it the duty of the bride or the groom to make arrangements with the clergyman for the \veckhnii ceremony? 5. Ls it better for a saleswoman to sny "Ris-fnt this way. Marram" or "If you'll come wilh nv\ pleas""? What- would you dn if — You miss yo::r phtp to thr> hot 1 ,:! of the table for a :-.<••-omi helping — (a* Hold your knit'e nn<! fr-rK in your hand'. 1 <b» Place the knil<- and fork 3. No. 4. The bride's—though the groom pays him after the ceremony, or gives the money' to the best'man ami ^lets him pay the clergyman, i Least formal of the three books 5. The latter, j and so more enter-dining j s j^.,. Best "What Would You Do" so- -' Gardiner's. The difference may be liition—ib). j traced to the fact that- Miss Gar— . diner is more of a novelist and less ___ | of an historian. Now she recreates these plainsmen in colorful, intimate details; fur traders, freighters, fighters and Pike's Peakers. She covers only have been defense. The Bethel Baptist church near here ancl St. Magdalen Catholic church at Kolton. Ind.. have completed final services, and the congregations have transferred their quests, transportation, mining, the | partnfent."will^use the ^?iri for cattle mdusiry, the ncster. Like testing the nation's war s?ren g th cflhe^L^r* lhG C0mln « at «* **™» l>™in g *™n d8 ' HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS ^Williams OUH BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopla \ 1 i ^ t •1 4 ^ "V ^ / -*< ^= f\ L, V ^ \E TO TU' ROPES AN 1 I MA-JOR WWEM •&> uuu.^ uFNt the MA-JOR WWEM MARTHk i ^•> (505S P"Of5 Ti-V>- ; '"™>O' -r >.— — —' '• J UNiDER HIS GUARD V,,TM T^£ OLD^ONJE-TOD A ANO WE GOES OUT C-O COLD Tl-VEy PICK Up \ v up WITH (CP TOM.^C, „__ v^ ^ West. in Three . the -country beyond the Missouri— Mi'-" "West of the River." Youth Pays For Theft To Ease His Conscience .TULESBURG, coio. < UP j—Mar- vin Stalcup. store manager, said today that a young man who look«i like "a traveler of the road." c.'imf; into his .store and confided. "Tel like to speak lo you privatc- Book Rounfluus i You rould set all of Hi lev's con- Mursis to date do\vn in the Great Plains and America's \ and lose the \vhole conglomeration; lose thrin no:, only because there is l>Icniy of room for a couple of Lurnpes but the: west K a sort of melting pot which has niiidc Unirrd Slaters threat. I'lTcisely how imporfnnt is this UV.s;. \vho has made its hisjorv anc! what it has had to 'so with fcuild- hu; Hie nation is told in three im- P'lrtnnt. interestinii new bocks all covering pretty much the same £M'oi:n;l. "Vanguards of the Frontier." by Everett Dirk < D. Appleton-Century: $5>: "Western America." by LeRoy R, Kafen and Carl Cok'- Ri.ster <Prentice Hall: $4.65 t'radet $3.50 < school M. and Dorothy Gardiner's "West of the River" (Croweli: S:}.oO>. i The first. "VYm<ruarr!s of the I Frontier, "is Profes-r.r Dick's sec-! cr.ri outstanding volume en the'! v/cst and precedes in time thej earlier "Son House Frontier." pub-1 lished in 1937. Whorea.-, - the "Sod j House Frontier" (•(.•vc-rcd the! Northern Plains from about ISiH! to 1830. the new volume is a social i history of the Northern Plains and ! the Rocky Mountains from the earlier white contacts to the coming of the honicmakcr. It is rich with ihe lore of the mountain men. ir.iners. cowboys, freighters, and lumberjacks. But its good stories in no sense detract from a sound scholarship and the result is a book fully as absorbing and thorough as its earlier companion. You will find in its practically every topic of frontier life from the characteristics of the Texas Long horn r.nd stories of the long days on the cutue trails north to life on western waters during Churches Abandonee! For Army Test Field: MADISON, ishing Bnnlisj old. rind church. T-I. i UP)—A nonr- chuiTh. lie When they were alone he hand[ed Stalcup a dollar, saying. "That's j ior a hat I stole here Fast suin- "My conscience has been bothering me." he -said, "and I want, to pay for the hat," Stalcup accepted the payment By Clyde Lewis "i hear she stalls gelling her social security benefits this.

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