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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 17, 1941
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PAGE TEN BLYTI1EVJLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS. THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES. Publisher SAMUEL'P. NORRIS, Editor j THOMAS PHILLIPS, AdvertisingManager ~~ioTe" National Adverting 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 Con gress, October 9, 1917. ServedTby the UnUed^Prcss_ vear, for six per year, payable in advance. Defense Growth Spreads Across U. S. The first orders in the defense- pro- <rram went largely to those parts ol the country which were already UK ii.\ industrialized. That is natural, be- in existence, and cause plants already concentrations of skilled labor alread.N assembled, could be turned to defense production more quickly than new plants could be built. But the second phase has now be- crun. New plants which had to be built to supplement existing facilities or to fill gaps in munitions production are being located inland. In Washington offices hang maps with a red line drawn 250 miles inside the seacoast and land boundaries of the country. That is a "safety zone/' inside which plants and populations are assumed to be relatively secure from bombing attacks. New plants which did not exist at all before the defense program are being- located well within this "safety zone." Lake City, Mo., and Denver, Colo., see ' new small arms plants rising. Milan, Tenn., has an ordnance plant, and powder and loading plants rise at Charlestown, Ind. The southern and western areas of the country have been promised "every possible preference" in locating new plants. That is all to the good from every point, of view. In the first place, the events of the European war have shown the priceless advantage of having a country's productive facilities scattered. If a few terrific air raids on a concentrated industrial area can cripple a country's production, that country is in a bad way. But i[ it has many airplane, steel, auto, and munitions plants scattered all over a vast count- try, it is much better protected against sudden raids or sabotage. There is the further fact that it is not good for a country to be completely divided into sections entirely devoted to one kind of production. If a vast section of a countr yhas nothing but farmers, that section will have interests which may be different from a section which is largely made up of industrial cities. Whereas if industrial production is scattered so that all sections have their factories and cities, and all have their farms, the whole country is better balanced, and sectional differences arc far less likely to arise. Therefore it is possible that great benefits will come to the whole pattern of the nation due to the sheer necessity of building industrial plants for safety's sake in regions where they had not gone naturally. Here is another of those changes which is going'on so quietly that we scarcely realize it. Yet this, too, like ::c many other changes that are taking place today, they may greatly change the America that is to be. Uncle Sam, Ferryboatman Some people were very much worried recently when the U. S. Army took over a number of passenger vessels to convert into transports. This, said the wise ones, means an expeditionary force. Kul not necessarily. When you realize thai the United States is now building! or maintaining-military posts and bases in Alaska, Hawaii. Panama, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Cuba, Newfoundland, Greenland, and a dozen other far-flung scattered places far from the mainland, it becomes clear that a considerable ferry service is going to be needed all the time to keep these places supplied and to make continual changes, reinforcements, and shifts of troops. You don't have to think in terms of war at all to see that an establishment of this size- and dispersion needs quite a fleet at all times, and that Uncle Sam has become a ferryboatman on a gigantic scale. Vhen Somebody Gives— fliat'sNews! Not "What can I get?" but "What can .1 do?'' Everybody knows that we need more of that spirit. Not so many actually do anything about it. In Lincoln, 111., 500 members of the Logan County Building and Construction Trades Council are doing something about it, A proposal had been made by the Lincoln Evening Courier that ornamental approaches be built at the points where state highways entered Lincoln. Leaders of the carpenters', teamsters', painters', plumbers', and common laborers' unions became interested. Their members volunteered to do the work without cost to the state, which co-operated by lending planners and machinery. So on May 10 Lincoln unveils the first of a series of the city gateways," made possible because it has men \vho are proud enough of their town to be 'willing voluntarily to do something about it; because it has men who were willing to ask not "What can I get?" but "What can I do?" SIDE GLANCES RVICE INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF SERIAL STORY BY OREN ARNOLD LOVE POWER COPYRIGHT. 1941 NEA SERVICE. INC. Ibc block n couple of "I have enough gas lo go around IMC OJOCK ;i nunm. *» times—or should \vc park right here and discuss things?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD SO THEY SAY It happens Unit I" do not, believe in censorship. tuid it happens that I know I relied the opinions of the President of the United States on this subject.—Lowell Alellett, head of the Office of Government Reports. * * * They do what tfiey do because they have no choice—John Montyomory, former U. S. Minister to Hungary, explaining that country's politics today. * * * We wont peace, if we have to fight for it— but that doesn't mean we have to .senrl our boys abroad to fight. It means thut if we are tnlly prepared lo fight, we won't have to fight.—Es- lello Sternbcruer, director. World Pcacewnys. * * * For the last two years I've been iryins; to get my golf score down to my n^c. But now my n^c is creeping up toward my yolt" score.—President Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia (he's THE WAR, BRITISH ISSUED AN OR AS MEW TYPES OF GAS" AAADE THEIR APPEARANCE NEWER STYLES WERE CONSTRUCTED TO COAABAT THEM. vou ONJ COPR. W1 BY NEA SERVICE THERE ARE ONLV TWO POUNDS OR EXISTENCE, THEIR- IS ABOUT ANSWER: 1, Star Dust; 2. Whispering Grass; 3, Unfinished Symphony; 4, Tumbling Tumbleweeds. Lost World." NEXT: Canada's YKSTKRIIAYj T)r. llnlc^ putu Crirolyu In \vork imiiicdiutHy, <lir- :\ M'h-ji l illo rc|iorl of his experiment. 1'iirolyn calls Kfn rainier, :i boy in love with lier, to hire jiii:irds, l>ny rilti-.s. I veil hriliKH :i <lo/.cn ;i])|ilii-:iiits for police J»)>N. 'Mirre is more xvork. J)r. M:ile :i«l- lie IK liislitrlieil. l»y <':irolVII'K t'K. A ml she finds her ticiciitiKt- jiloyor is also human. * * * SECRET OF X-999 CHAPTER III IE office clock showed 9:02, but Dr. Halo was unaware the thing existed. He was still dictating, walking slowly beside the windows where he could glance out at the night. More often, though, he glanced at Carolyn Tyler; somehow her presence here was exalting. A subtle, delicate presence. A fragrance. He hud never quite observed thjs phenomenon while with Leana Sormi, his feminine associate in the laboratory. Patently Miss Tyler was somehow .set apart among the feminine gender as a superior—• His thoughts snapped back again to the business at hand. He resumed dictating. "—wherefore it seemed advis able to interrupt the actual lab oratory work and make this de tailed report, lest some quirk o late eliminate both Miss Sorrn and me from this earth tonigh We are the only two human be ings who hold this priceless se crct. Moreover, the public Use is entitled to know what has bee accomplished. As to what may b expected from this isotope, which I have tentatively designated X-999, I will venture this much: "One—sort o.r tabulate it, please, Illuslraled b]) Ed Cundcr He liked dancing with this strange girl, who could make him forget work and worry. Being with Carolyn, Dr. Hale realized, was good for him. chair, and tossed her pencil onto her desk. I wouldn't want to be inquisitive," she began, laconically—Dr. Miss Tyler- OP.- A five-pound Rob ' ert Rale ^ SQ young look _ lump of X-999, in only 10 to 50 j n gi — "But I'm sort of curious to per cent purity, would drive all know how scientists get along of America : s ocean liners and na- without eating. My own lunch was , , , u -t- ™,+ 10 hours ago." She flushed with a val vessels for months witnout refueling, if the power were prop- ^ tumed ^ astonishment crly harnessed. One pound of the painly substance is equivalent to 5,000- « Tor gosh sakes> Miss Tyler! I— 000 pounds of coal or 3,000,000 O f course! Of course! I am so sovry. pounds of gasoline. Two, in ex— Please forgive me. And please let nil—explosive power it— r> "Did you say explosive?" Carolyn asked. "Yes. In -'explosive power, a me take you to dinner at once! "The X-999! Tomorrow we'll arrange for a truck to—" "Hush!" she ordered, smiling. "Time now to rest a bit. Do you dance?" "Why—uh—why, yes, I used to. I can't say that—" "Come on!" Somewhat astounded at himself, he danced with her twice before their hour here was done. Moreover, he liked it. "You'are a remarkable girl," he said, a bit later. "Thank you!" She dimpled at him then. "But let's be going.. Over yonder four blocks is quite a i£ I must work all night, I must." good drive-in. I often eat there. Outside in his car the talk My car is—" slipped back toward business, and "You aren't through the die- stayed there when .they walked single pound oi' X-999 equals ap-Mating," she countered, proximatcly 15.000 tons of trim- "I may work all night. Couldn't trololuenc, and—" possibly sleep this night in any to 15,000 tons?" "Yes, Miss Tyler! It's unbc- "Tons? Dr. Hale? One pound event. Come on, we shall go eat." The employer-employe attitude [was, by unspoken agreement, left behind, partly because Carolyn licvablc but true! One pound to was so naturally at ease and self- 15,000 tons of TNT! I know it sufficient toward him. She was staggers a person to think of it, not the giddy, scared person she but-well the language has no had bcen when she started m , i ' T r °4\ • i -u- t stenographic work three years ago. S fno'^.S: "wth^-S Sho hV.Irc.dy risen to a t™ • • • i .11 t i. secretarial iob in the bank, ana avaiiuulc, the human race mustpT; , ul !. . J , ± ... f .^^. r ,- n • - - 4 i- i r she had lumped at this oddly in- rcvisc its entire concept of cn-P'r . J /,. , ,. «.„;„„« ;n~ . i- i j. j -i t nailing nosition. at the scientiuc ergv ancI power, as applied to daily , , ' i^^v ^ i- •" fi-i 4. • » T j >i- i laboratory because it had held living, I hat is why I don t dare iduu - < i u ,/ UL - unu . 3 ^^f d-m take chances on letting this prc- c ™ b j tter P rormse - In S ^' *?£ cious secret be lost now that Leana was a business woman with poise and 1 have chanced to-but i even if she were only 23 She must not digress. Put down that could leave work on he desk the quantity production of X-999 where it belonged, and relax when in this laboratory has made pos- outside. ^ ^ * siblc the—" CHE HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Murder is rarely but murder in quantity as commuted by two lovable old ladies and terror-man Boris Karioff is Broadway's biggest laugh hit of the current season. You'll why after you read Joseph Kc.^cl- rinp's "Arsenic and Old Lace" (Random $2K Three homicidal maniacs and a snbrr-wavmg brother who imayine.s he is Theo- dorc Roosevelt, providr more fni than a half dozen so-called humorous pieces. The maiden rumus mean their murders \vell. They are merely removinc; homelov.s. friendless old mon from an uncomfortable existence with blackberry win. flavored with arsenic ami cyanide. Their score of 12 equals thai of their .similarly :il!licted nephew played by Boris Karioff. and the race for the IHih victim is a near riot. Two bodies and a second. sane nephew who tries to keep the murdors a secret and get his aunts ^ itthat-wilhin H E slipped back from his sud-p a quarter hour she had Bob den intense conversation with Hale himself relaxing. She saw Carolvn into his dictation drone,' that he was really a man who had driven himself unmercifully, bnc again down the office hall. "I suppose it will have-tremendous economic importance," Carolyn was saying there in the corridor. "Somebody will get rich. Me, I don't even try to save money any more. A little poem expresses it thus: "There was a man who saved up for the future. He put in his money bags all he could spare. But, alas, for the poor economical moocher— The future arrived and the man wasn't there 1" Dr. Hale laughed heartily. The funny little rhyme did him good, and he realized that just being with pretty Carolyn Tyler did him a world of good, too. His racing thoughts, however, were suddenly interrupted. Leana Sormi popped open his office door choosing words with meticulous care lest he say neither too much nor too little. It was past 10 o'clock before he paused again. This time he was at the window, and stopped talking for a long moment just to g:)7.e out. at the blackness punctured by distant city lights. It was a natural stopping place in his narrative, Carolyn noted. She sat back wearily in her OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopla WHV,VES I BEEM THiWWMG OF DIS&AMDINJG THE COMPAMV. AS THE BOYSTHIMVC IT'S TOO MUCH, WITH SCHOOL., AMD HON-\E: WORK AMD CHORES, AMD WHY, I VVOULDNJ'T TH1MK OF LOSE THEM WE CAM TO HELP VOU TO R^OM VOLUNTEERS coaxed him to listen to music in the restaurant, and discuss the manner in which a dish of sea food was prepared. Once he slipped. "Next move is to get this stuff far away," he declared, unexpectedly. "I must think of-some place where nobody lives." "What stud?" she asked. "The baked :-almon?" and came out, glaring. "What in the world happened?" sbe demanded. "Nothing, Leana. I've just been eating and dancing. And I—" She was plainly shocked. "Dancing, Robert?" said she, in- crcdulous.""And laughter, on this night of all nights? Have you gone insane?" Then the blond woman, impressive in her anger and handsome in spite of it, turned-to Carolyn with restrained fury. (To Be Continued) Y I'LL STEP A (COUPLEOF ROUNDS, \ ROSCOE/ •h CAY, MAJOR, IF ' 807Z-S/XW 6LOTT, TlM! MG/ ABOUT v A LITTLE TA& \\MTR ME?—-COMc ON!,I'LL 6£ Nice./ DRESS^\AK O'JM.WV OF safely lodged in an institution add to the Lun. * * * The adventures of the McKcn- ney sisiers arc well known to readers' through Ruth McKenney's delightful "My Sister Eileen" and "The Mc-Kenneys Carry On." Now Joseph Fields and .Jerome Choclo- rov have borro\verl the title "My Sister Eileen" <Random House: 52'. for a bretrzy bit about two girls and a basement studio. The .situations make the laughs here, but it's all good fun. if a little on the risque side. "Sixteen Famous American Plays." edited by Bennett Cerf and Van H. Car!moll (Garden City: S1.D8K includes the favori'.es "Life Witli Father." "Man Who Came to Dinner' and "Time of Your Life." of recent tvloxs?, as well as old- timers like "Front. Page.' "Green Pastures" anri "Dead End." Its an entre fi;^ni;\ti;- season parked between tuo covers. Dont overlook :\\e three-volume edition ol "The riays of Eugene O'Neill" i Random ST:f)0). or ' Modern A^e's "Nine Plays of Eugene O'Neill. Old CnUcr U;uk in Service DETROIT iUP> — Michisan's Coast Guard hns added the 51- year-old cutter Marigold to its j fleet in line with orders occasioned by the national defense program. The snip, vecommissioned after a year and s half of inactivity, makes a total oi four Coast Guard cuttter:, and Uiree patrol boats now attached to the Detroit base. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis "Thai's our new secret

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