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April 10, 1941

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAXNES, 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 Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 191*?. _________ Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per week, or G5c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 53.00 per year $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in seven and, eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. ^ Holy Week, 1941 As if to underline a contrast Hitler chose Holy Week to launch his assault on two more countries. On the very Palra Sunday which marks the day when the Prince of Peace entered Jerusalem riding humbly on the humblest of beasts of burden, Hitler's armed men rode acrosh the borders of Yugoslavia arid.Greece mounted on the most modern of flesh-destroying machines. During that climatic week when Jesus faced His ordeal, and trod the road to Golgotha, twenty additional millions of people in 1941 are also placed on the road that leads to the place of the skull face to face with the crucifixion by shell, bomb and fire that is war. The official Nazi explanation of this sounds very like the words that were spoken by Pharisees in that.other Holy Week; they ring hollowly, convince no one. Yugoslavia is invaded because it refused to allow its roads and facilities to be used as an avenue of attack on a friendly neighbor. Greece is invaded because, defending itself from an Italian attack which had not even a Pharisaical justification, it welcomed friendly aid to help fend off that attack-. So a Nazi protestation, of peaceful intent goes with the invasions, saying in words like those of the Pharisees, "Had they yielded to our every request, they would not have been invaded;. we wished only peace, so long as everything we asked was turned over to us in a peaceful way. But, of Bourse, 'our polite, request for peaceful submergence of the national existence of these people being- refused, we have no alternative but war." Such; a choice is. no. choice; the gunman who sticks you up in the street with a; pistol offers you peace under the same circumstances. You have peace if you stand and deliver. If you exercise your God-given right to hold fast to your own,, you die. Let us not forget that what died during the original Holy Wook so long ago was again resurrected—that the whole story is one of the triumph of life over death. $ 0 it may be that. those countries which are being led this Holy Week down to the place of the skull may yet live again. We have faith that the way of life will yet triumph over the way of death. Footnote to a Footnote We have several times noted the manner in which Germany has been looting the conquered countries in the most genteel manner-by buying up OUT OUR WAY their assets at their own prices in "funny money" which they have given an arbitrary relationship to the money of the conquered people. The technique was first clearly revealed in conquered France. But now it becomes clear that the same thing is being done in Italy, whose conquest ih still masked under the name of an alliance. Italian factories and goods are being bought by the Nazi's with marks which are worth as many lire as the Germans say they are. The plan undoubtedly is that even if Germany should lose the war it would still emerge with tremendous assets in many countries which would* continue to pay a tribute of profits. It is even said that property of United States firms in occupied France is being bought similarly, though this is hard to believe. American firms which built factories hi Germany found long ago that they had practically been seized, by the device of not allowing any of the profits to be sent back to the country which had built and run the plant. Now the same thing may be applied to the other occupied countries. To the victor (as long as he remains victor) still belongs in 1041, the spoils. Oppojtunilies Still Beckon The way to success is not yet a dead- end street. Two weeks ago George Batson was a bus-boy in a New York restaurant, not the most stimulating occupation in the world. Today he is the author of a successful play starring Ruth Chatterton, which opened to great applause in Amarillo, Texas, and seems in a fair way to become a hit. Of course Batson must have had unusual abilities, but he must have had also unusual ambition and courage. And it is good to know that this country is still one in. which such a man can get a. hearing, and, when he proves to have'"stuff on the ball," can succeed. If America has any meaning for the world, 'that's it. Hague To Willemsiad • -• . •• ' The Koninklijke NederJandsche" Maaschappij Tot Exploitatie van Pe- troleumbrorineiv -in Nededandsche-Indie is now located in Willemstad, Curacao, instead of at The Hague. If that, sounds like something; in a foreign language, it should, for most of it is. The lo.ngr name i,« simply the Royal' Dutch Oil Co., which in recent- advertisements has been calling attention to the' fact that it "is conducting its business free from all control by the enemy,, and that all its resources are on the side of the battle for freedom." It is a single bit of evidence that though the homeland of Holland is occupied by the conquerors, the Dutch Empire and the Dutch people are carrying on. On the northeast coast of South America, in the East Indies, and m various remaining free lands, Dutch stout-heartedness remains. democracy: they are the creature,- of democracv.- Manchester noddy, ^ Ange , es publ , shcr> ' I can't recall one American journalist, who has bc*n successfully muzzlcd.-WiHmm L Che nery, magazine editor. THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1941 SIDE GLANCES COPS. 19*1 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. HEG. U. S. PAT OFF il that when you're youni? ;IIH! slim-enough for a tfown like that you can't ulVord it, and by the time you can .afford il, you're no longer slim?" By William Ferguson Ktt-L PEVM- f-ilt-L-.? THE. SAfsJDV K.NJOL.L- IM NORTH • CAROl_lK!/\ WHERE: THE'\A/RIC7Hr BROTHERS MADE. THEIR. FIRST SUCCESSFUL- PLANE 'FUOHT, EXPORT OF.73,000,000 OF R/XW SILK W/\S THE £-//=& H/C?/?/< OF SO/V\E 22C?, OOO, OOO, OOO i VZ^AN.VOLJ (JhJAME A WORD IN THE I RHVAMMGr WITH ++*•+• -o^*"*"*** 1 ^* ANSWER: There is up. word. NEXT: Did you ever see a pine diddledee? Mind Your Manners Test, your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then, checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is. it good manners to criticize your hostess" taste in interior decoration to another uuet>t? 2. Should a guest ask the hostess if a food served him—cake for instance—ib home made? 3. If you like a friend's new • SERIAL STORY DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS BY EDITH ELLINGTON COPYRIGHT. 1941 NEA SERVICE. INC.' 1 b&TEUUAY: llee realize* that work IIUM ck:mjc«d her ui>yrar- auce, (hat Toby and V«ru really do .101 recoffuizc lier. Hut she know* that Ihe hapiiint** *he ha* fouild ill UtltlgC-t FllNllJoflH ItlUMt today. She plans (o htJy of her frlt'iiilh. A man cornen to HUjuTvfMe rt'irnxJclin^ «h e department. Anthuuy telt« her thut (be m«-rel*andi*e manager ltu» »t<>l«n <l»«ir Hi* Idea, i» u*Iujc it u* hi. * * * BEE DEMANDS A SHOWDOWN CHAPTER XXVII do you mean, Anthony? I don't understand." "I didn't understand at first, either!" he said bitterly. "But it's very simple. He laughed me out of his office. You and I worked and dreamed and got the samples together and— and after he kicked rne out, he stole my idea!" "But he can't get away with that!" "Can't he?" Anthony asked hollowly. "You see the men measuring for carpet, don't you? I'm still section manager. No tiling else. "Miss Dane's been telling me what a wonderful merchandising idea it is, and how he explained it all to her at a special meeting last night. New accessories counters have been ordered. Plans are laid out— but nobody said a word to me. I suppose I ought to be thankful he hasn't fired me!" The savage anger she had experienced once before in this department came back to Beatrice. "Are you going to stand there and let him do it? If you are, Anthony, I'm not! I worked on those ensembles/ too! That's half my That dirty, double-cross- idea! in She hadn't known she knew such words, and Anthony hadn't known either, for he stared at her The shock -in stopped her. his brown face "I'm. sorry. I—I have a bad temper. But, Anthony, you can't Jet him get away with this!" She stamped her foot. "Do something! Go right up to his office now and tell him. Go to Bruce Sheldrake! Come on, I'm going, too." | "I thought of that, but we can't prove anything." "Yes, we can! We bought those hats and handbags and belts ourselves, didn't we? You signed the slips for those dresses out of stock, didn't YOU? What's: tho. mottot' didn't you? with you?" What's the matter ANTHONY picked up a sales• book. Ho snapped the rubber band. He opened and! closed the book. At last he said, "The fact is, Bee, I'm realizing now what a bad mistake I made. I should have listened to the old man. He wanted me to take a job in a bank. I—I've been thinking Til go around there at lunch time and tell him I've thrown up the sponge." His lips twisted. "Banks are more ethical than stores, perhaps, and if I get a world-shaking banking idea . . ." "But, Anthony — you belong here! You're valuable to this store! The very fact that he thought your idea good enough to steal—why, he must be slipping so badly he's got to steal ideas somewhere! If he were any good, if his job were secure, he wouldn't do such things!" She grabbed his arm. "You're not leaving, you're going right up with me to that crook's office!" "Bee, if we do that, you'll lose your job. It's all right about me. As I told you, I—I have a chance at something else." He looked down at her, miserably. "I didn't want to use any influence I might have—I mean, the influence of friends. . . . I've always thought pull was a shabby way to get ahead. But now that I have you, I—I've got to make more money. And I'll do anything to get a better job. But it'll take time. And meanwhile, if you lose your job—" "The devil with my job. Anthony, come up there with me this minute!" She dragged him to the elevator. "I think you should be ashamed of yourself, not standing up for your lights! Where's your pride, Anthony? That merchandise manager has stolen from you. And you'd take it! You'd walk out and let Jtum get the credit for something you worked hard to create!" The elevator operator turned around and stared. Beatrice paid no attention. * * * QN the sixth floor, Anthony drew Beatrice into the corner near the fire exit. His face was very sober. He put his hands on her shoulders, looked squarely into her eyes. "I don't want you to do this just for me, Bee," he said. "I'm all for it, and I'm mad clear through, and I can get another job anyway'. But—it'll make trouble for you. Are you sure you want to?" "Of course, I'm sure!" She patted his lean cheek. ' "Don't worry about me. I can take care of myself. You'd better start worrying about that merchandise manager. I'm going to kill him!" "Bee, listen." His arms tight- ened. "I'll go in by myself. That way, he can't blame you." "I wouldn't miss it for the world!" But she was touched at Anthony's concern for her. He said, "All right, if that's the way you want it." His. smile flashed. "I might as well tell you. the truth. I was intending to come up here and wipe the floor up with him, just for luck, even if I couldn't prove anything. But I didn't want you mixed up in it in. any way." There was a stenographer outside the merchandise manager's office. "I don't know if Mr. Fletcher can see you now," she said doubtfully. "What is it about?" Beatrice walked right past her and. opened the door. In the imposing office, a small paunchy man sat at a large desk. He looked up in surprise. When he saw Anthony, his face hardened. "WHAT do you want?" he" rapped. "I want an explanation of that co-ordinated clothes idea that was o rotten when I walked in here with it," Anthony answered grimly. "I want to know how it got so good, after I left, that you're going to try it out. I want to know why you didn't play square with me. And I want to know if you think I'm going to let you get away with that!" "Why, you — you— Save- your breath! advised Beatrice coldly. "I happened to work out some of the details of that plan with Mr. Bradley. Those samples he brought up were things I'd selected. We have the sales slips for everything but the dresses." Mr. Fletcher got up. He walked out from behind the big desk. His eyes were steelly. "An employe of this store walked in here with an idea," he said. "He worked on it. The store likes the idea and is using it. What of it? ;? Kis voice was a bark. "What do you expect now? Flowers?" "But you took the credit for it!" Beatrice cried. "You didn't even see that he got a raise— that his good work was acknowledged—you can't stand there and tell me this is the way such' things are usually handled." "Get out of my office!" Mr. Fletcher turned back to his desk. "Maybe you'd like to see the general superintendent about this terrible injustice," he flung over his shoulder. •..>".-.. " "That is exactly what we'll ,do." Beatrice reached for -the telephone. "What's more., we'll see him right here in this office."- : (To Be Continued) dieting"? (c) Say, "No. thank you"? Answers 1. No. 2. No. 3. No, not if you want to keep the friend. lowan Gives Up 5 Jobs To Be County Treasurer MARQUETTE, la. (UP)—When Everett Hagensick took office as Clayton county treasurer, he gave up five other jobs — assessor, 5." Yes. As" the serving silver will ' scho ° l boarcl secretary, part-time express agent and justice of the Bcsi "What Would You Do" so- peace at Marquette, and a hard- 4. One can, but it is not proper thing. the Jution—(c). hair-do, should you ic-el 'free to copy it exactly? 4. May one stir gravy into potatoes before beginning to eat them? 5. If yon are asked to pass n dish of food which has not before been passed, .should you put the serving silver on it? What would you do if— Your host offers you a .second helping of food and you do not wish a second helping— ware salesman at McGregor. Until shortly before his election he also was fire chief at Marquette. Hagensick has as many as four times a day turned the office of his hardware store into a court of matrimony for Wisconsin couples who had driven across the Mississippi river to be married He is a bachelor. POWERFUL LEADER NEW ORLEANS (UP» — Two homes, built by a river pilot and his c on to retain some of the lore of the old Mississippi packets, stand beneath the levee in the older section of this city. Capt. M. P. Doullut, who spent his entire life on the river until his death in 1928. built one of the HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured religious. leader, 7 Ho is an extremely or rich man. 13 Bull. H Green fodder vats. IGRude person. 17 Musical note. Answer to Previous Puzzle homes on the pattern of an olci < is To malign ft tfn»- ^ir\o I *T*i f I-» 5 f <- »• & ,-v«1-— K.f\.rt ,-J r\fJ * O ' , river boat, with its stacks, beaded fa) Say, "I simply couldn't cat j gingerbread and silvered iron — a reminder of what had gone before. 15 Precept. 18 Dry. 19 Cupid. 21 He is paid another bite"? (b) Say. "Don't tempt me. I'm UR& THEVRE THRR1BLE AMD WOW'T DlSAPPoiMT By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Maior Hoople - • ' • i .- • • - . J BHAW./~w~ IMAGINE MY 6ElNl( CONCERNED OVER THAT SOUNDER KILLER cpoo/^ AM • IN THE. PRIME OP LVPEjXoSlNG. MY APLOfvVe ?«~ FOR A WEEK 1 HAVSN^T HEARD SO MUCM AS A WHISPER A80UT THE CHURL/ — HMP/ WE.P-ROSABLV HAS 6SEM, pronoun. rtOSSEO JWLFOR CHILDREN!/ WELL, AIK^T THIS DUCKV.'^ IT'S HOCPLE ; ' ALL l?iSH v T/u A ~ AFTER LAVlNV (MTHE WEEDS FOR A WEEK, AT LA<=>T x CATCH HM A<2> yJlOE OPEN A9 A NEW DEPOTA~~I ! LL JUST TAIL THE OLD ROOSTEK to A NICE QUIET SPOT AMD TURNS V\iM ' o\DK OUT/" time. of rQ? »•=&•£.- /I m " H£ "/ JUJS^ TUREO OUT \MiTUOOT O lAE\M6 BORKS ^ speech. 3.9 Heron. 41 To absolve. 47 Mulberry tree. 49 Churcn bench. 51 To handle. 52 Land right. 54 Granted, fact. 56 Metric measure. 58 Diamond. GO He is head of the Ismaelian 43 Transposed Capl, DoiUtut was one of the last, ™ T^r""* ,.,. 4 =& b S,. or the old pilot, who worked the \Tw^*^ %£^*. river beiorc the advent of modern /- a hhr > steamboats. He hated to see the old' ^xo slash ". .: >1IS 7 lrttouft 7 a P U5h ««t began' 27Pronoun.' at tnc; start of tne present century With his son, Paul, and a negro "-•••Ir.iivr. Capt. Donllut built his home in n year and a half. The t«'O- noried building is topped "by a pilot oc .^ ^* s>i - hciusc with windows on all sides. ^ toutuu aic. On the first floor—the engine room of a river boat—he built his living room, dining room, kitchen and servants' quarters. Four bedrooms occupied the second floor, with a Stall and steps leading to the octagon-shaped superstructure. Steamboat stacks on two ( sides of the house serve as chimneys. Surrounding both the roof levels, the house and the pilot cabin is ornate silvered iron work under which hangs the beaded gingerbread that typifies the c^ecor of the packet. Paul Doullut built a duplicate of hit father's home eight years, afterward several blocks from { he first house. When the levee was | moved back U»lrr. he was forced 'o move his home acioss the sUrel from his father's. The pilot houses are seldom tu>?d any more except as a storage space and an. occasional view out over the river. Guides tell many an interesting tale to the idle tourists. Mrs. Doullut continues to occupy the original home, while the son and his family live in the other. VERTICAL 1 Preposition. 2 To slab with horns. 3 Form of "bc. ! ' ; 10 his in go Id-or gems-\ 22 Promise. 23 Curved knife, 25 His bath —— is sold to,--his-' followers. 26 Black haw. 28 Disturbance of peace.. 30.To prosper. 31 To, strike. 32 By. 34 Right (abbi-.). ; 36 Feasted. 37 Kingdom. 4 Measure. 5 Valuable property. 6 Rebukes. 7 Crawling animal. 8 Theme. 42 Fifth month. 44 Wireless. 48 Framework wood. 50 Pay. 51 Cougar. 52 Salamander. 9 Pound (abbr.) 53 Grassland. 10 Also. 55 To scatter. 11 Antler. 57 Ream (abbr.) 12 Year (abbr.). 59 Bone. JRead Courier News want ads.

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