The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1941 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 11, 1941
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.BLYTHJEViLLE, _(ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEViLLE COURIER NEWS THt COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE6, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager , Sole National' Advertising Representatives:. Wallace Wilinef Go.-,. New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUanta, Memphis. -Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday . as second class matter at the post- office al Blyth'eville, Arkansas, under act of Con- Si October 9, 1917: Served by the United Press '.SUBSCRIPTION RATES 'By carrier in the City of Blylhevillc, 15c per week, or'GSc per month. By niailj within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 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 zones seven and eight, $10,00 per year, payable, in advance. Border Settlement Without War Can border disputes be settled only by war? It was a border dispute between Germany and Poland that touched, off the whole present war—reniem- b r e~? the Polish Corridor and 'Danzig? With the slightest will to peace, this could .have been justly settled. Hut the will to peace was absent. > In'r-Colombia and Venezuela it is present. Therefore those two countries of thenorthern "tier of South America have.; been., able to settle amicably a border- dispute which has endured more-than 100 years. These t\vo countries,' worthy adherents of the Western Hemisphere policy of peaceful adjustment, agreed not only on the border line but on the common use oi' the Orinoco : rivei : a"hd other common waterway 1 ^ the same kind of troublesome conflict which and Poland were not able to settle. The United States is proud to be a "good neighbor" to countries which - can provide this real demonstration of what;it ; means for neighboring peoples to live together in sanity and peace. It;is' 'the best possible good omen for the future of' internal peace-of the Aniericas. A Meal, and a Roof, and "Democracy.' 1 cried the ybitng man earnestly, "is three square meals a clay and a roof over your head." \fhe youth forum before which he was. spea'king 'burst into aii approving roar. ' The definition is scarcely accurate, yet it: ill behooves any of the more tof- turiate elders of this youth. with their !sst,sfe"ppei meal twenty years in the bsiekgrbuhd; to laugh off the words. They are too important, and thfc applause which greeted them is too important, for off-laughing. No. Democracy is not three square meals a day and a roof over your head. Slaves; have been well fed and housed with -reasonable comfort, but whatever you might say about their condition, it was hot. democracy. But the fact that, this pat 'definition was not stnetly accurate did not mean that the young man had nothing to say. Ho had-.plenty to say, and people had better listen. ' Three squares and democracy are not-the same living. But the ' question that demands an answer is this- can democracy exist for lonp w i lon perhaps a third of the people do not have the three squares ami.the roof? Forty feet of the foundation at one corner of the First National Bank building fcre not the buildiiigi but if you removed those forty feet of foundation, the building would no longer b£ safe; Economic security, in Other words, is not the same thing as democracy, but a democracy which fails consistently to offer conditions in which the vast majority of people have a high degree of economic security is allowing an important corner of its foundations to crumble. The democratic way of life te a vast, monumental building, the fairest and finest man has yet built: Its foundations and rooms are many—equal political rights, toleration, feM.ricted governmental power, equality of opportunity, no special privileges, freedom of discussion and thought, no permanent class lines, the general underlying feeling deep in every man thtit he wishes nothing that is not available to other men under the simie circumstances, it is greater than merely "three squares a day and a roof." But without those simple elementnls. it can be ashes in the mouth. That is not because men ik) longer prize their freedom above mere comfort, bui simply because they realize that in our United States, there is no sane reason why they should not have both. Did you dine well last evening, and the evening before that, and every evening f 0 f many years before that'? Then do not laugh away this young man's definition of democracy. It is not a very good definition, but it is full of meaning to America. Straw on Winds of Changed •j o Where-, would you imagine* is the most modern- up-to-date* model cotton mill in the wbrlcU New England-, where the textile industry first flowered in the United States? Some southern state where some enlightened employer is pioneering? Germany, proud of its industrial techniques and vaunting its solicitude for the labor soldier? RUssia, where the industries are all al-' legedly run for the workers? No. According to a group of United States industrial research experts now in South America, this model textile mill is on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile, that is significant. It heralds the coming South America, which will not only be a producer of raw materials, but a processor, this trend is inevitable, though it may cut into North American markets for certain distributors'' goods. And this model mill uses all North American cotton, and nearly all North American machinery; South American industry is going to be built in any event, and thus it is ji pleasure to see it being built with North American aid and co-operation. SIDE GLANCES COPR. .1941 BY NU SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S.PAT. OFF. FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1941 This is ho time to ask for quotations on Hio defense of the United Stales.--William S. Ktiuri- prh, bfficc of -ProducUbn Management. A strong bond exists already uchvecn the republics of (he Americas. It is only hecessary to help it fioiirish.—President Avila Camacho ol Mexico. There is still rtiUch To b"e done in Mexico, but socially and economically the country has made enormous strides during the past decade.—Chancs H. c. PeaHall. u. S. shipping man. SERIAL STORY DOLLARS TO DOUGHNUTS BY EDITH ELLINGTON COPYRIGHT. 1941 NEA SERVICE, INC. YESTERDAY i Bee I* furlo»« when Mke learn* the merchandise m.-iuatffr hmm atolen \nthb*y'k idea. Hefosiag- to linten to An- ihony'H protect, nhe lends the way <o Mr. Fletcher'* office, runheit in, (It'iuiuidi hit explanation. Fletcher IK cold. "The Idea wjm pboa »o ihc nibre adopted H. There'll mxuinjr more to It. PerkBp* you'd llki- to talk to the general *n- iterliitend^nt.'' Wee flnren: "We wl»J. JVo^r. In (hi* office." * * * WEEMING STEPS IN CHAPTER XXVIII "T^/HAt are you going to do, Bee?" Anthony asked oddly, reaching for the telephone. "You can't call Sheldrake! He wouldn't corne!" "Oh, yes, he will! Take your hand on" the phone." "But Bee, wait a minute—" "What's the matter with you?" Anthony said evenly, "I'd rather you wouldn't." "I bet you'd Fletcher sneered. "We had a little house with a ^lu'dcn years ago—1 can"I % help thinking about it every THIS CURIOUS WORLD * % THE S;A/AE THIN (3-. IT>At_L- DEPENDS ON THE SECTION! OF THE cS IN WHIO^I VOU L.IVE. COCOR-A.DO, E T1AAE, THE ROUR.TH [AAEAABER. OF THE CHIOV5O CUBS' rather!" Mr. "Let her go ahead. Let her call him. Do you think she'd even get to talk to secretary's not that him? His dumb." Beatrice whirled on him. Suddenly all the arrogance of the days before she became Bee Davis was in her small face, in the lines of her body, in the way her voice cut levelly through the stillness. "We've had quite enough from you, Mr. Fletcher. You are not only a thief, and a despicable coward who lives by picking the brains of helpless employes who work under you, but you are also an insufferable bore. 1 dislike being in the same room with you!" She took Anthony's arm. "Come, we'll go to Mr. Sheldrake's office ourselves. I can't bear this person another moment." Mr. Fletcher's mouth hung open. Anthony was looking at her in complete bewilderment. But he walked out with her, obediently. * * * TN" the hall, he said admiringly, "Whew! You certainly laid it on the line that time." Then he said, slowly. "But we can't go to Sheldrake's office, of course." "Why can't we?" She was boiling mad. "If you think Fletcher can hide behind Sheldrake, if you think I'm going to let anyone in this store intimidate me—" "No, no, that's not it at all!" A curious embarrassment crossed his face. "It's just that I'd rather not see Sheldrake." "Why not? You saw Fletcher. You can't give up now." "Yes, but—but . . ." His eyes avoided hers. "Anthony Bradley, are you alraid of the general superintendent?" "No. I'm not afraid. But—" his hands balled up" into fists, "I'm not afraid, Bee. But darn it, the man knows me!" "Knows you? What do you mean?" Anthony looked at the floor. Slow, painful red rose about his collar. He raked his strong fingers through his dark hair. "Helie knows me, that's all. He knows my connections and—and—" "What connections? What are you getting at? Do you mean you knew his son or something like that at school and now you're ashamed for him to find out you've been working here as section manager?" Anthony gulped. "Well, no. Not exactly. The fact is, I—I met him several times in the office of the old man. And he might think— "You mean you met him in the ANSWER: Harry Steinfeldt, third baseman. NEXT: lias Lent always been 40 daysv Mind Your Manners OUT OtJR WAY Ttist your khdwicdjc of cor- social risag-c by answering Ihr foUowihp questions, thm checking' against the authoritative answers below: 1. How might a secrclnry correctly .answer her employer's telephone? '2. How might a motlirr introduce herself lo her child's uv.di- er? 3. It" a man offers his nsM you through school? Your guardian?" "Yes." "But what iias that to do with this?" She pulled at his sleeve. "Are you coming with me, or aren't you?" "Bee, I can't. It would—it might reflect on my guardian." "Reflect on your guardian? Are you out of your mind?" She thought she understood, a moment later. She asked slowly, "Does your guardian do business with tliis store? is that it? You're afraid a quarrel with Sheldrake might result in lost sales?" Anthony had once said he might have pulled strings to manage r promotion here, she remembered "That's what you meant when you said you hated pull? Your guardian could have spoken to Mr Sheldrake. You didn't want him : 'In a way," Anthony adinitle'd uncomfortably. r ri-IERE was a * sound behinc hem. They turned to see Mr Fletcher, brick red, running afte them and shouting, "I called Mi •heiai-ako myself!" he cried. "He's oming right down. You can't get way with this impudent insub- rdination, either of you. Now ou two come back into my office nd see Sheldrake, if that's what ou were so hell bent on." He rubbed his hands together. A nice .state of affairs when n alesgirl from the basement can arge into my office and insult tie! I'll show you." Behind Mr. Fletcher, his secrc- ary stared with round, almost rightened eyes. Doors all along he corridor—the doors of department managers and head buyers nd merchandise men—were flung •pen. Beatrice saw Anthony's chin :ome up. He straightened his boulders, took a long, deep? breath. The muscles at his jaw lunched. But his hand on her rm was steady. For the first time since Anthony old her about Mr. Fletcher's hav- ng stolen his idea, she remembered that Anthony didn't know vho she really was. She could quelch both Fletcher and Shel- Irake. She could blow the whole habby mess wide open. But what vould it do to Anthony? It was too late to back down. She walked back" into Mr. Fletcher's office beside Anthony with a jlank face and high-held head. Carefully, and pointedly, she ivoided any stray contact with the person of the paunchy, prema- .urely triumphant Mr. Fletcher. Anthony drew up a chair for r. He sat down beside her. Mr. Fletcher scrambled around his big desk and stood there behind its protections, breathing hard. A MOMENT later someone roared angrily outside. A tall, burly man in a dark business suit burst into the room. "What's the meaning of. this rumpuSj Fletcher?" he demanded peremptorily. "Have you lost your mind? Can't you handle anything by yourself? Must I be annoyed for every blasted trifle?" He surveyed the two young people sitting against the wall. "Now what the devil is all this?" Then his expression changed. He seemed to be puffing up in a vast and sullen fury. His collar was too tight for his neck. A vein in his forehead bulged. "Oh, so it's you, is it? You whelp! So old man Weeming has been spying on me!" "Weeming?" Beatrice bounced to her feet. "Did you say Weem- ing. Mr. Sheldrake? What connection has Mr. Weeming with Mr. Bradley?" (To Be Continued) is convenient for the guests is correct? ib) Peel that it must be an afternoon party? Answers 1. "Mr, Browns office. His .sccr- retary speaking." . Or "This is Mr. Brown's secretary.'/ 2. "I am Susan Smith's mother." Or "I am Mrs. Smith — Susan's mother." 3. No. Simple speech Ls better. "May I help you?" would be the ( thing to say. j : 4. No. i 5. Yes — even though you may I • never be urged. j j Best "What Would You Do" .so- I < lution (a). \\ by artificial Fire-works and Fireballs." Many years had to pass, however, before dc Lana's prediction was to come tnie ... In the meantime, however, balloons were usec' in warfare but largely for purposevS of observation. Between 1789 and 1799 tho French Army organized the first balloon corps in history. Miles Staudish in Army SYRACUSE, N. Y. (UP)—Another Miles Standish is a soldier. Leigh Miles Standish. descendant of the famous soldier in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, has been drafted from his job as wholesale drug salesman. j Read Courier News want ads. daytime. Sound sleep is equally restful, i_ whether taken at night or in the STAR PERFORMER to a woman who i.s a .stranger should he .say "Permit me to assist you?" 4. Is it good manners, to say. '•'I like Ihc color of your hair this time better than ever before" to a- woman who admittedly dyes her hair? 5. Is it usually h good idcn to wait until urged before bringing out family movies and showing them to guests? What would you do if— You arc planning 10 liivc a .shower for a prospective bride and wonder what hour is correct for n shower — (a) Decide that nnv hour that HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS LM.AN! HONES KSO GUILTY COMSG5ENJCE / T HAVE FOR MV COUNTRY AMD. AM VERY AMD VET I. TRYJNJ' TO PICK OUT TM IW THAT" MOB- WHV \S THAT? T1- x o \~ IP MV SISTER MERt, SHE'D BE PICK IN' OUTTH' BEST GUY. AN' WE BOTH HAD TH" SAME ANCESTORS/ PICKPOCKETS ANCESTORS SOMEWHERE \VELL, WHY \S VT2 By J. R. William* OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople '.•I uS T UNHAND ME A GOOD M*N.» ~~ WE VOu'RE THE OILY HIPPO GONKED MV CUCKOO VDW OOTA 50 £ / r-L>K ^ iv\uu FACTORY/^ WELL, rfoo\VN AND DEBATE TW\G V LARD HEAD, 00 I GET TUS <(' AGREEMENT IM A STATES MANUKA * DOUGH BACK RIGHT NOW, OR DO I )) MANNER, WlTKOOT REPORT OOWN r^TKx-—--^f TO V10LHNCE OR ^ ASPERITY/ 6PERITV \S CiUST TrAB This is a ^ood time to read a history of aviatfrh. >S. Paul .Tolin- stou offers one. graphically written. strikingly illustrated, in "Horizons Unlimited" (DueH, Sloan and Pcarce, Inc., S3.75). Here is the whole story of man's <-onquesl of Ihc air from l)a- Vinri's rrndc drawing of hts "Ornitlioptcr" in Ihr 15th ccn- Un-y to the world's first air travelers — a sSirr.p, rooster a nil a duck in a baloon over Varis. 1783 — and today's newest bomber and straloclippcr. Just a jot of {'its; book is cx- crrptcd here, the story of the Alonk who pn-dirlfd in 1(>70 the horrors of modern air war. A .Jesuit Monk. Francesco cle [ HORIZONTAL I 1, 7 Pictarcd i actress. •12 Smelt • > 'J 3 Step. ' '; 16 Axillary. il7To learc out. '19 Rowing, pa'ddle ; 20 Bang. •21 Sustenance. •23 Of the natiu'c of aloes. •26 Part of a : bird's bill. •28 Wing's. . ^20 Advertisement 31 Male bees. 53 Becomes ; 34 Spain, (abbr.). ' yellow. ; 35Linc. K Sloth. Answer to Previous Puzzle being 10-10 s beat actress. 22 Gaseous clement. 24 Musical note. '25 She is a ancl finished performer. 27 Generalities. 30 Bee. 32 SniaJl hoiiC. 33 Coterie. 34 Salt. 36 Soft mass. 40 Brother. Ltina. \va.s the 1' 1G70) lo make any record of the idea there mi§ht be gases liglitcr than air which, when confined in a suitable f'ont-nincr. mighi float about like a cork on the ocean. HE reasoned that "no" air" iva.s lighter than "some air." and argued that if ha could remove the air. from .spherical containers, those container.^ must inevitably be buoyed upward. He proposed a vacuum balloon con.sisting ot 'our sheet copper spheres 20 feet in diameter. But dc Lana never undertook Ihc construction of a balloon be- causes he concluded that any attempt to Hy in (he of Providence would be impious. He wrote: "God would not .suffer such an invention to take eflcct. by reason of the clislurbanr^ U \vouid cau^c lo the civil government- oi men. For who sees not thai no City car- be secure againM. at lack, since our Ship may at any time be placed directly over it, uncl deyjending down may discharge iSouldiers; that the same it would happen to private Houses, and Ships on the Sea: for our Ship descending 'out. ol tile air lu Uit- .VJwila of the ^ 1 3C2 Ships ... it may ouT-sel them. kill their men, burn tl\cir Ships :37 Silly.. 38'Lava. • 39 Selecting men for Ihc army. !4tTo oblaoi. 542Pound (abbr.). 43 To let fall. '45 To ncconapiish .47 Balance due. 50 Myself. 51 Lieutenant (abbr.). i 5R?sht (abbr.). 44 To primp. (• Field. -5G Medley. 7 Road (abbr.). 48 IMcasuro 8 Helmet- of length, shaped part. 40 \V;md. 0 Exultant. 50 Rodents. 10 Branches. 52 Child. pictures. 11 Senior (ybbr.) 54 Mwrrird G2 She first ] 4 To spoil. 55 Part of a gained fame 15 Body in •is a . IhcVkv. VKP.TICAL 1 8 District, 5(ii Uproar. f'8 To cut oft. 50 Alms box. 01 She stars m 1 Pep •:.(} Sun. 2 Heathen deity. 21 She was 3 Convention;) 1. -—— the 4 Soiled deeply. prize for circle. 50 Room (;ibbr.). 57 Liliaceous tree. 59 Form of •;;»•" GO Measure of area.

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