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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 16, 1941
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BLYTIIEVILTJE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1041 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAIKES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS. Advertising^Managcr National . Wallace Witnier Co.. New York, Chic troit, Atlanta, Memphis. go, uc Every Afternoon Excep Sunday _______ goods they sent before (hem. Can nol the New World find u way to use their lives as well? Alaska Defense Moves Knwrea as second class matter at .the posi- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, tinder act. of Con gress, October 9, 1917. "served" by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES Bv carrier^ the City of Blyihenllc. I5c .*r 0 HS«5 oC 50 miles, $3.00 n;r months, joe for by mail in postal zones tu to $6.50 per year; in zones seien and per year, payable in When Human. Beins Are Junk of There is always apt lo bo a trace tragedy in an auction room. """*'" are being sold for what they will Urn*. things that somebody priml OIKT, u"' worked and planned io possess^ anil which no one else will ever poviuips, prize so much. Most tragic of auctions, however. was held the other day at Statcn Island New York. The United ^SUU-s sold a warehouse full of pitiful household objects sent here by people who had hoped to get out of Europe who never made it. Some of the boxes hud been piiing_up_ for two years or more, storage charges unpaid, taking up room thai had to be foimd for new boxes. Egg beaters and rolling pins, pieces of silver, things valuable and worthless, useful and pitifully useless. 13 ut the people who scut them were unable to follow. So then' belongings became junk, sold for storage charges and to make space. That is sad enough. But what <>!' the human hearts that beat so high with hope when those boxes and packages were sent to America? They are junk, too, "human junk, rotting and wasting away for lack of means to come to the land where they might have a chance of freedom and hope. Thousands are standing on the piers at Lisbon, waiting for the ship that . does not come. Other thousands are in France and Germany and Austria, in every land where the Nazi boots have trod, condemned as human junk to rot in ghettoes or concentration camps, or simply to wait 'without help or hope. As they have fled from country to country in an effort to keep ahead of the Nazi legions, time after time those legions have caught up with them, subjecting certain ones to summary punishment, others merely to abandonment in that vast human junkyard which Adolf Hitler has made of half of Europe. But ships to Lisbon, last 'escape- hatch" of Europe, are few and far be\ tween. Even those who have run the whole gauntlet, and arrived at Lisbon with all proper credentials, have no assurance of flight to the New World. And any day the hob-nailed boots may come tramping into Portugal. Surely it must be possible to do something to reclaim this human junk. They are people, men and womon and children who live and breathe and feel and think (On! help them) and who perhaps have not ceased entirely to hope. A way was round to put to use the l-]etore next winter enough of six new Alaska airports to be usable will be in operation. Von may hear more oi the rather picturesque names they bear: Juneau. Cordova, Boundary, Uig Delta, West liuby and Nome.. They are a part of the $:'>,:500,0()0 worth of new defense airports which arc soon to dot Alaska and link it to Canada and the United States. Mile-long runways required by modern bombers are not easily or quickly built. So when one realizes that this program got under way only last fall, it gives hope that real progress is being made. Tin- United States is determined to defend its uttermost boundaries and l<> reach out its defensive arm in every dine! ion from which attack might come, l-'nr both reasons, Alaska's delVnsr is vital, and it is encouraging to see it. move forward. -1 ! THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson ! Years Of Discretion If spi'Cfh IK- silver and silence golden—and an old saying avers it is so— thtn Justice Hiitfht-s al 7!) may he regarded as having readied years of discretion. On (he occasion of his birthday the other, day, the learned ami venerable judge had only this to say: that lie had nothir..!; to say. .lustier Hughes is wise in years and in experience, in learning and in life, lie proved it on his birthday. = HEADDRESS /• A. HE ONCE RISKED HIS LIFE TO RESCUE HIS H/XT. COI'R. Wl QV NEAbCRVICL, INC. T. M. HUG. U. S. CAT. Off. THEE P>OF>LJLATIOM PELL THE Of= £, ROTH ER - 1 N - LAW, DATU/V ^ AND CUPFUL. © SERIAL STORY BY OREN ARNOLD LOVE POWER COPYRIGHT 194t, NEA SERVICE, INC. * SO THEY SAY ANSWER: Brothers-in-law, data, oases, cupfuls. NEXT: The world's radium_ r supply. _ •WOMAN OF VISION Historically speaking, democracy i.s nol on the deten.sive; it has all (ho other schemes on the defensive, Tor it is the only conception oi" Man' that is— Frederick II. Bair. superintendent ol .schools, Bronxville, N. Y. * * * The quest. I'or beauty is amony the must, practical thinu.s of life lor a livin:, 1 , human spirit. —T. V. Smith. University of Chicago. •- ••» * Quirk, dcvtric courage i.s ;;ood to Mart a. fiuhl. but H takes patience to win a campaign. —Ralph W. Sockman, pastor, Christ Church. New York. * # * Thermopylae, Hastings, and tin- Alamo will live in the hearts uf men long after Munich is but the memory of an ancient shame.—Mrs. J. Bcrden Harriman, former minister to Norway. * * * The dictators always look j-ioixl until the last five minutes.—President Masaryk of Czechoslovakia. Ii democracy cannot ride out a storm, some other \vay of life will crowd it out.-. Clarence A. Cykslra. deicnse labor conciliator. * * * The business man is simply foolish if lie thinks paying a 1'ee of any .sort to any person or organization will make it easier for him lo R;'t a defense con tract,--Dona Id M. Nelson. 01- iiee of Production Management. * * * The character of 'democracy re!lccf:> the fidelity, or jack of it.'Uie religious forces have .s!;o\\n to their r< spon.sibilili.^. Ur. Francis M. hali. New York pa>ior. HORIZONTAL 1 Great feminist of last century. 12 Perfume. 1? Since. M Regions. 10 The ocean. 17 Nc\vr,papcr paragraphs. To roast. 20 Duct. 21 Her native land. 23 To hasten. 2-! All right (letters). 25 Taxis. 27 Palm lily. ;;OTo govern. ?,2 Fnrcv.'t!!! 33 Ell. to Previous Pnxiic "M 11 Mongolian people. 12 She the cause o[ woman sufiragc. 15 Priority of i'iUAN pQlDiQJSi 17 I am. (conlr.) *A Woolly. ' 47 Turkish military title. 48 .Marsh. 50 Sb a r nor. 51 Sailor. One tint tiles. 52 Books. 36 Subdued shade. 38 Half an cm 40 To take up. 41 Preposition of place. 42 Any Emblems 01 royalty. 57 She campaigned for of slavery. 58 Verses. • VEUTICAI. 1 Slice ot occi'. 2 Indians. ?> Tree iluid. 4 Measure o£ area. 5 To mitigate. G Dye-ing apparatus. 7 Ordinary. 8 La lighter sound. 0 Eye. o Close. 18 Disfiguremen 22 Projected. 2fi Craftier. 28 Not many. 1 29 To say again. 31 Measure. 34 Light. 37 Cubic meter. 39 Viceroy in India. 41 Eagle's nest. 43 Knife. •15 To foment. 46 Unless. 47 Garden herb. 49 Rose. 51 Fish. 52 Go on .(music) 53 Musical note. 55 Groin (abbr.). 50 While. Yi;sTKHI>,\Y: l>r. Holjcrt Ilnlo, VCKJI;;.-. sru-:iUs!, mill Jiis ;issisl:ui I, Sormi, M:iml in :iivt- ol (lie t initMoli- ilu-y li:iv<- )ii>r- irii. M tirrictlly, lln-> lock (licir .H:I I or \ . |i':in lo pi:ic*- :i ^;ii:ird ilu-ir srcrfl. M i-:i 111 i (!!<•, I Jr. lets :ulx criisi'tl JOr :i >crn-- At It is iillifc hi- limts Criro- >li-r. l(t-:i u I il nl. >.-\t:\r tniiitr. >' is no it<-ti>. Iiui lie ^sirns l!i«- .sciTis-j'. (in* il:iriniT i!::it inns! snfroi:i:<l JI.T \vorU. Sluis »i<iS ::l'f:iiil. "llnl iliis." Dr. Jl:iU- i'i.i! iiinirs. "is soini-l tiiii^' Ituit \\ill i/A- civ ili •/.:<) ion V CHAPTER II "THIS 0:111 be your desk. It's by n window. . . . Your typewriter needs a new ribbon. . Your notebook can rest on the ftcik arm, thus. ... I can lowci your chair, you are not as tall n . If I walk about as T die tate, don't he distracted, please. . . . You must weigh abotit 120 pounds, don't you, Miss Tyler?" H was Carolyn's chance to } jot in an answer. He had been .'•peaking in a monotone, getting her settled with meticulous attention to details. '•Only 11IV she corrected. Then added, ha!f amused, "Must I pass a physical test, too?" "Oh, no! I—I was just noting how becoming your street dress is. 1 am sensitive to all sorls of. phc- n<-me:v.i. It is unimportant at the moment. Immediately, we must hire- a tfuard. Men, with guns. I have no idea where to get them!' Carolyn 'looked her surprise. She noted that lie was gazing off. now frowning. Something inside her told her to take the initiative; here m;.ybe, was her chance to mak' good with him at once! An exceptional job with exceptional pay, the advertisement had said. Well, it meant she had to use her head, no doubt. '•I'll get them," she volunteered blindly. "How many men, Dr. Hale'. 1 And what salaries? And where—?" Illustrated b]) Ed Cunder "Listen, Ken—" Carolyn spoke earnestly. "Stop whatever you're doing. Buy rifles, pistols. And get a dozen trusted men to use them." a dozen of each and send them out here at once! Money is — is no consideration. Send them C. O. D. or anything. "And Ken, lure me some — I "Kcn!" she greeted :\ tall young man. "'You—you brought th-.v.i.'" He nodded. "Nearly $700 wo ; ui. And C. O. D., if I may be so bo id. '•Oil. \Vhy, any salary necessary. You must understand that money i.s no object here now, Miss Tyler! Yv'e are amply financed. \\ r c have something of transcendent importance. All former requisites, all of. human thinking, must be reorganized so as to—" "Goodness! Then, no doubt, we am NOT being funny, I tell you! Hire me n dozen trusted men to use those guns. I mean, io stand guard around a place for Dr. Hale . . . Yes, guard, like — well, like soldiers or police or something. Men we know, or you know, Ken. Hurry!" Something of her intensity must have slid over the wire to him. Ken Palmer, became serious, as one does with any emergency call. A minute later Carolyn was back near her employer. "It's taken care of," she announced. ''They'll be here before night." "That's fine. There's your dictation pad. A letter lor Dr. P. D. Hines, University Hall, Detroit. "Dear Dr. Hines: Miss Sormi. and I hasten to report that the experiment was a complete suc- Dr. Hale didn't even hesitate. Tie just wrote a check and gave it to Ken Palmer. Together the three went outside. Twelve men were 1 am still agamsl all ciictaiors. both llu- si'h-avcweci bullies and the privaie kind that Mirak r,;) on you under the pietenso of phnnn- tiirony. -John F.r.-.kine. author. can buy the necessary guns. What kind? And how many?" "Why, a dozen men at least. On all sides of the main laboratory yonder to sec thai absolutely no one even approaches the place night or day/' "Whc\v!" "It is extremely important, Miss Tyler!" "I don't doubt it. Let me use the telephone." /^KDDLY enough, lie appeared now- to forget her entirely. She noted the way he buried his nose in papers and charts at his broad Plainly he had been willing to delegate a task to her, then assume that she would do it promptly and exactly right. She was a trifle nervous about all this. And yet, she would try! She dialed a number. Ken Palmer answered, and instantly she .spoke most, earnestly to him, in somc- what hushed manner. "Ken! Ken. this is me. This is I. I mean. Look here, Ken, listen carefully. I got the job. I arn out cess. Of course, I shall withhold details until adequate tests can be run. Anything but absolute secrecy would be devastating now Also, there has been no time to prepare the necessary shields. 1 happened only this afternoon Measure of the radiation Is impossible today but lead plates can be arranged within a \veek. In any event there is grave dangex at this stage, as you will realize Leana Sormi knows every stei I have taken, so that if .anything should happen to me before '. can have detailed reports mad out, then—" Carolyn's eyes narrowed. Sh waiting, mostly young men of excellent physiques. "Happens the police department keeps a waiting list/ 3 Ken Palmer explained. "Up to 100 applicants for jobs on the force. Men who have passed rather rigid tests already. I was able to get a dozen n a hurry. I'd do anything Caroyn asked, Dr. Hale! I hope you reat her right out here." "Hush, Ken! And thank you ever so much!" They stationed the guard at Dr. riale's direction. It took half an lour more. Soon after 6 o'clock, though, Carolyn and Robert Hale were back in his ofl'ice at dictation again, which surprised-" her. Things had moved with incredible swiftness since came out here at she nervily o'clock, one hour ahead of her appointment. She had no idea what to expect next. A sense of excitement, too vague to understand but too emphatic to ignore, charged the all- around this great laboratory and ofi'icc here on the outskirts of town. Curiosity in Carolyn was at the steaming point, too, so that she had some difficulty maintaining a business-like poise. At 7 p. m. Dr. Hale was droning on, using more and more scientific terms in his dictation. Her stole a quick glance at him, then fingers were growing tired. Then had to keep her pencil flying. Fortunately, she was an expert at secretarial work. Two years with an energetic banker had helped. Dr. Hale was gripping both corners of his desk now, looking straight ahead and talking. He ended this'letter and went instantly into a'rather technical report, referring often- to his own notes as he dictated. ABOUT 4 he paused to dismiss -•*" politely the other girls who had conic hoping for a job. Caro- all at once he surprised her again. "Who is this Mr. .Palmer?" he asked. at Dr. ifale's laboratory now. atj !yn fell a definite sympathy lot- work and—listen carefully, Ken— them. At 5:20 she and Dr. Hale by a Caro- Jh'iwsil C'jro-.vs for LKOMTNSTKR. Mass. ' Fifty dollars d ''.posit ru in a hank 7 '.i years a ;o 1;.;; <'. Vi :u Sf)78.o4, banker Kayr-vincl cilcmns reptv.-is. Th • :n; v deposited lor a>u! is still rdivr. L. Mi'l- stop whatever you're doing and go buy me one dozen rifles and one dozen pistols. . . . No. Ken. no and no and no! Listen to me! Get and boy were interrupted again knock on the ollicc door. lyn answered, glad of another moment of rest. <: Kcn? :j she looked up smiled. "Oh, Ken's just a in love with me." Dr. Robert Hale, scientist, slow- . ly frowned. "Astonishing." "Astonishing that a boy should be in love with me?" "No, no! J meant, it is astonishing how your—your eyes distract one. The. uh, pigmentation is—" He paused, awkwardly. Carolyn squelched a quick little smile of amusement, tucked in her lower lip. Her distinguished employer was more than a scientist, she realized; he could be intensely interesting. And human. (To Be Continued) OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Iloople WHV THERE S FOR. US-HOW UNJUSUAL.' WE CAW GO RIGHT HOME WITHOUT HIN'\ OR. GETTIM& HIM CL5T OF WAIT, w[. s. HE HAIM'T AVWAfTiM' TO GO HO ME-HE'S A-WAIT1M' FER THE OTHER HALF O 1 TH' MOMEV HE ASKED ME TO KEEP HIM; VES, WAIT, WES-- VV'E GOT TO THlMVC. OUT SONAETHIM*-' GOT TO GIT AM' WE CA,INJ'T WAIT TILU HE SHCOKiD WiNSD VOU GOT -||&^ AH jVE£-», T-Y^OfJ, *%&&{ SAV, MAJCR ,I r V NEWS BURKE TO OO *&s\ HMP-KWF^/:'.-«-• RGSCOE- Ac CHORES, tyteTAH MAJOR.' k r3 TRW Nil ^,3 rOR &• )/* UO\M'O \0lj UtfE TO GOTTHkT OLD GPRlMG $ PlSTlC ENiCCUNTTE.R'A TW<E A SPR^T Wff[4 j • N\E OVER TO THE \ GOTTA MAKE MY ROU^S £i| BLOTT/u^oTHiNi&T) OTHEK SiDEOFTcWisU -ETDPAJZ,)~t5 LIKE A FEv* O.^YSOTQy ANiO B^K?—\T ! LL CAiN'T ^^-s^^ —j R DOMESTIC COO 3O6s)l BEG ^NOTolt^Pj; .1 i A" TO BRIMS A.V^fsl rl~l \ViMD' . n >*f*/^ Unit" Is Hj/ Tcxans AUSTIN. Tex. i!jps One ' " .'••.•>. <• .. . i . :v!i!:iry vcirn'ns \v>!I l>r oifereri to! Prc;.i(icni l\'.n;srvrli i«-,r \vliaifvcr: j ;:;•!• iic ni.'iy drsiv;n:ii" in t'ne na;:':n:U I'mcrnency. i';-;i!ik Uiimcr. fcri'ier iiMH'.er captain, nsui others pro ;:o,si'. The i'dire \viii bf h:r.i;cd to I.nCiO ir.rr, to !>e picked i'o!- !]\<->ir kno\vn o.rpnidenry rnrlt-r dii"!'?:-?'.!) situa- ti- ns. No uniform \vi!l be \vorn; their vvili i»f jif; s'.nl's r«r insignia. Vr.l;mtei'Vs'will ::•• ./,'.••-n, io repor' fnr any duly to \vi: ; .••• ;iir;: may be As Il"i?r;rr cir •• \ 'ihr'ji tlu; pvo- nDsrd orii^ni^i \<v\. 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'' -^9 . • '"' i \ V.^rfrvJ"' (,-' *f \ t -^^\ t.»'v v L-T: .-:; fs^ L** I / i. • \ \ — r** i ^ ^-^ *V ^"*^ . - ..:...--. ..,T-:. .. ^^-^i_ CP \\JiNiD riov.'n CO:V.- i pmiicn. p.-.-kcr. \vhen the • \V.TR :-o;u;h; for ailr^ed killing j of a stale his;h\vay ptUvolman. j If the offer 15 fK\:epted ihsrc j may be seen a revival of the non- j uniformed Texns Rangers who I have been connected in fact and | fiction inseparably with the state's frontier nays. The Raneers scvenl vears ngo 9 *r^s^— 1041 RY HE* SeR^lCE. INC. *// mi ^1 . .'. > ^•jr- • •'•'' •T. M. REG. U. 5. T» T CTF. : '''T ^ i r .. ; •'• ' 4-/t !* 'Til 'nave !o cut down on my kniiting for all | v ciclics—-il's loo inuch colVcc and cake 1'or these aid so- one day I"

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