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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 19, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1941 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher * SAMUEL F. NORHIS, Editor J. TOOMAf^^ —i5J National AdveHising R^reseaUUves: Wallace Witmer Co, New \ork, Chicago, trait, Atlanta, Memphis. matter at the Altered as secuuu v,«w uian-i-t « r-rvn- ?c at Blytlieville, Arkansas, under act of Con «"ress. October 9, 1917. Served by the United^ Press ^rmqT'RlPTlON RATES SUB T Citv of Blythoville, 15c per By week, or Goc per month. By mail wilhlu » rear, $1.50 lor six months months; sub- pr pel A, payable ^advance. EroSnes To Aneraof somo sidies ever offered by a povonnm-n to private industry is cumini! to a" Ninety year, ago a develop,",' America wanted railroads, and wanted >' " ll »•*•••-• — i horn badly. So it offered land gran s io those who would Imild them. MOIL than 158,000,000 acres of land v;oie given to railroad companies-^ eia Almost equivalent to the whole AtUml* seaboard from Canada to tho (,ul • Usually they received grwit tracts alternating on cither side of their right- of-way. This subsidy didn't cost the taxpayer anything directly. Land was what the United States had the most oi, and giving it away to railroad builders by the millions of acres did not seem extravagant so long as the needed railroads got built. But it was a subsidy —and a subsidy so generous that those who received it couldn't even use it all. In 1940 a new transportation act was passed, providing for the return to federal ownership of millions of acres oi this land. The whole system had be- . come ' antiquated. For many years much of the time of the General Land Office and the Interior Department was spent in adjusting claims concerning it. The government Had retained Tor •itself certain privileges for transport of its property and employes at reduced rates. The tax situation changed. Now the whole venture is in process of being liquidated once and for all. The interesting part of it is the relationship of these vast subsidies to the "free enterprise system/' It is just .one more evidence that we have never had a completely "laissez-faire" policy of non-interference of government in business. The government has always "meddled" with business. One of the First acts of the new government after the Constitution was first adopted was to set up a protective tariff, which is a restriction of free competitive selling. We have in our day had mail subsidies for shipping lines and airplane lines whose development was nationally desirable. None was anything like as 3 htfge as tlte bind subsidies granted at a period which began 90 years ago, and are only now being liquidated. There is not. and never has been, an economic system which flourished entirely without direction, restriction, encouragement, or "meddling" in one manner or another, by government. When people talk of a "free enterprise system." they are talking of something that is always a matter of degree. All Quiet Along The Seine? We can only guess at what goes on in the countries which lie beneath the German yoke; we are not allowed to find out the whole truth. Little scraps of information must be pieced together to form the best picture we can draw. Here is such a scrap: From Vichy comes word that Paris police have issued warrants against 200 house owners, business men, and janitors because the walls of their buildings have been placarded with anti-German ami pro-Free French slogans and propaganda. First, note the seventy of the measures. If you have anything to do with control of a house, you are held responsible for what somebody comes and paints on it in the night. Second, G200 houses is a lot of houses. Somebody, a lot of somebodies, must still be active in Paris for the cause of Free France. Strange Hostility The Italian newspapers are simply incredible. The French, complains the Ciornale d'ltalia, "persist in their hostile altitude toward Italy in flaunting their nonchalance and their jealousy. They lost a good opportunity to rehabilitate themselves. We will keep it in mind." What, in the name of Mars, do the Italians expect from the French except a hostile attitude? Do they expect love? Respect? Admiration 'I Subservience? Cordiality ? Reverence? Brotherhood ? On June 10, Mussolini declared war on a France already prostrate before the German juggernaut, just one week before France's final collapse. He never gave any reason, never cited any provocation, beyond a jackal desire to be in at the kill. • That the French should "persist in a hostile attitude" is not strange. The French, too, have a few things which they undoubtedly will keep in mind. SIDE OUNCES by GaJbraSth jwfc#«-fc CGPR. 1941 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. LOVE POWER SO THEY SAY BY OREN ARNOLD COPYRIGHT. 194t. NEA SERVICE. INC. "Spring musl be in the air—our repair linemen are sterling to call us Sugar Pic instead of Hey, You!" YlvSTKIUJAT: Carolyn break* a dinner date with Ken l':ilmvr in \vurlc ntc:iin. I>r. llalu lias drcld'ril to imiisfer tlic iMoluiud ,V-1)'Ji) to a well out of tin: oily. 'I'lici-i- is danger o£ :»i explosion. \\ln-n (lie KiiliKliiuU: truck driver MTX t>ti' :trmrd (^uurtlN, then the little, lic.'ivy l)o.v lie IN to tr.-ins- jiofl. lie (Iiiiikn thr itioa in silly. Ciirolyn is worried, 1>»t Holu-rt a.s- MircN lier tiit.s method of me it will excite ICKM MUKiiiciou. # * * DELANEY GETS CURIOUS CHAPTER V TTNANSWERED questions in the mind of Mr. Spud Delaney, substitute driver for the Metropolitan Transfer Company, nagged at his curiosity for a full half hour while he edged his truck in rind out of the city's traffic. Technically he should have taken the truck route down Commerce street, which would have beer faster, but this was midnight and by going straight through towi he could stop over by the furniture factory and have a late bee with Red Cragin. It was only 3 miles to the farmhouse anywaj so why hurry? He pulled up in front of Cragin' "Red Spot," which was just shanty saloon catering to factor workers by day and chance mo torists by night. The place would "Yeah?" "Yeah. Paid plenty." "Hmmm. Well, it's just tied. Not sealed." * * TPHE hint was enough. Arro- 1 - gant Mr. Spud Delaney bit his cigar again and, puffing, untied the tiny parcel on the truck floor, d watched. "Hunh," Spud grunted. "Got a metal lid two inches thick or bet- er. Wire handle." "Lift it. Go on!" The lid was heavy, and under hat was a second lead case, tinier till. Spud eyed it. "Couldn't be rocks," he ven- .ured. "If the guy was shippin' diamonds, there'd be the steel car ind guards. And it ain't a money box." THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson It' we had applied 10 years ago resolutely the policy of aiding the victim of aggression to defend himself we should not now be at war at nil.—Sir Norman An gel 1, Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1933. * . * * Back of war is the wrony kind of politics; back of that is the wrong kind of economics; back of that is the wrong kind of moral standards; and back of that is unbelief.—Rev. Samuel Shomckarc, Calvary Episcopal Church, New York. We too arc lost if our faith in civil liberty is bloitcd otit by hate and fear of the temporary invasion of ihe liberty we have. — Justice Curtis Bok, Philadelphia. We let girls marry at 18 and manage own affairs; we have no right to tell them they can't drink.— Harold G. Ward, Democratic Illinois state senator in debate on bill to prevent women drinking until 21. * * * . My people made this choice consciously.-— Constant in Fotilch, Yugoslav minister to U. S. * * * . Complacency is Public Enomy No. 1— Undersecretary of War Robert -P. Patterson. * * * There is but one objective-, and that is to defeat Hggrcssion.-Samuttl R. Fuller. Jr.. Olhce ol Production Management. FIRST OF THE THE PRESERVED AiUAiAW 0! DWELLING INJDIANJ WAS DISCOVERED IN CAVE NEAR DURA.NK3O, COLORADO, SOA^EON^EE MAMED IT "E5 LOCATED NOW AT NATIONAL. PARK, THIS I7OO-VBAR- OLD AAA1DEN \S KNOWN TO TOURISTS ALL. OVEPL THE. CCXJNJTR.V ^^> THE ELLESMERE INI THE ARCTIC, IS THE P/XRT OF THE BRITISH EAAPIRE- HAT THREE PROPERTIES MUST A C3JEM POSSESS TO BE CV CONSIDERED PRECIOUS! J "See what it is, then! Look at it!" Red was impatient. Spud lifted the second tight cover. There, in a center depression in the heavy lead, was whai appeared to be some other kind of metal, a grayish, whitish, blackish, elusive sort of substance, irregularly shaped, suggesting a marble-sized wad of tarnished tinfoil. It seemed vaguely to glow a little in the dim light here, but that could, have been imagined. "Hunh!" grunted Red, kneeling near the box with Spud. Spud again removed his cigar say something, and idly ges- full view of her merry eyes again. "Yes, Carolyn. What a lovely name it is!" She might have thrilled a bit to that except that she had come now to know Dr. Hale better. His enthusiasm was the same he might have expressed at a successfully worked equation in chemistry. Or was it? She ventured one quick, quizzical glance at him again, and again met his eyes. That flustered her. Her, Carolyn Tyler, who thought herselE en- ,irely sophisticated about such personal trivia! She had to laugh aloud, at herself. "It's good to relax with you," he went on. "You don't act so eternally formal, like—well like Leana. You know what I mean. And as for names, mine is Bob." "You are my employer," she reminded him. . have been closed for lack of busi-' ured with it as he spoke. ' ' " " ness except that Red also slept there. Red was willing to chin with Spud Delaney. They had more than one beer; at least Spud did. It was past 1 when Spud left Red's bar, singing. He was not drunk—he was too smart io get drunk on any driving job—but he wasn't depressed, cither. He had a good new cigar, on Red. He climbed up to his truck cab and turned to face Red again. "Red, I got the nuttiest load I ever heard of," he declared sarcastically. "Big as my two fists si'ttin' on cotton." "What is 'it?" "Hell, they ain't told me! A two- inn truck and a two-bit package Heavy : though. I hefted it. Going to a farmer. "'Want to see it?" Spud swung down from the cab, opened a side door and climbed into the darl truck. He had his cigar between hi fingers and he gestured with i at "the parcel. Red .stepped up. t sec and Spud snapped on an in tenor light. Red pushed the thin tentatively with his foot. "Man!" breathed Red. wasn't joking when you er. "See here, let's go first for a midnight bite of food," hd urged. I can take the time. Please!" It vas his second such invitation to- ny. Plainly he enjoyed being "Yo sai heavy! But it can't be 100 pound "\Vhy~you and this big buggy?" "I don't get :t They paid m is all I know." -L A nob oi red-hot cigar ash sud enly fell. * * * 'AROLYN settled down in Dr 1 Robert Kale's car with a little gh of weariness. He turned to "Not here. Not here, Carolyn! I—please! Last night you showed me something. Showed me the great value o£ relaxing from work. I had almost forgotten. A bit oE gaiety, of dancing, of small talk- please let that be a part of your job!" He was so earnest with his pleading that she was suddenly touched by it. Obviously he was a gentle being at heart. They talked for a quarter-hour, rather personally, and she learned or at least deduced easily that Bob's only intimate companion for the past year or so had been the brilliant Leana Sormi. He all but confessed acute loneliness despite his fame. * * * vitli her. W HEN he had left her at home' she went quietly to her room and put on pajamas of blue silk bed with one knee hugged up under her chin. Staring unseeing at the floor, she reconstructed the past two days. A new job, a sensational new Irrelevantly then ob; an even more sensational secret and the trust it in- d. The responsibility assailed ler, and the personality ^ of Bob Hale was an influential thing. She "All right." he added, "1 surely hope nothing -lappens," and instantly regretted t. "You mean—?" "I was thinking of the stuff; the X-999. I mean I hope you find the farmhouse ready, and all." She couldn't quite phrase her feelings about the strange events on this new job. Things had an air of nystery about them; vague, but inescapable. "Of course. I appreciate your interest, Miss Tyler." "Would 'you like to call me Carolyn? I'd prefer it. At leas we are away from the 'Miss Tyler' sort of old when office, maids me!" He suddenly smiled. "Why- yes!" They were at the nearby drive-in cafe now and he turned to her as he parked. He had lad a sense of confusion but it was a delightful, stimulating sort of feeling even so, enough to make ier live in constant anticipation. She had no idea how long she had thus sat meditating when, abruptly, a not-too-distant roar and reverberation sounded. Her very bedroom shook. Goodness!" she exclaimed, face suddenly taut. Immediately her mother called from the next room. "Carolyn, was that thunder? It seemed so loud!" Carolyn did • not answer. She knew the night sky had been clear and starry. (To Be Continued) AN 7 SWER: Beauty, durability and rarity. NEXT: When is Arbor Day? MIND YOUR MANNERS T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following quest ions, then chocking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it £ood manners to let y:mr child go visiting the neighbors at their mealtime? 2. If n mother would like to v;ot rid of her children for a few hours, is it all riiiht to send them over to play with the neighbors' children? 3. Which is the better method of teaching a child Io say "Thank you." by reminding him each lime he should say it. or by always saying "Thank you" to him? 4. Should you let your children | e o to the houses oi other children To play, when the are likely to be taking naps—as on Sunday afternoon? 5. Should a student telephone a, teacher at her home to ask a. question about classroom work? What would you do if— B Another child's mother has asked {your child to come over and play on a particular afternoon— (a) Give no instructions about time to return? (b) Tell your child and tell the hostess how long he can -stay? (c) Tell your child not to stay too long? Answers 1. No. 2. No. 3. By always saying "Thank you } him. Children learn better bj. xiy.nplf 4 than by any amount o preaching. 4. No. Even though they aren't sleeping on Sunday afternoon, it is a time when most families enjoy quiet. 'fi. No. Best "What Would You Do" solution— <b). m«r He took one look at my pre- clay for National City. Calif., where dicament, then grabbed up a piece they will make their home. of lumber that had been left over from the building of a cage and started beating the tapir over the head with it. This had scant effect on the big animal and Ali could see it. This tapir needed something to bite on beside my face. So Ah ceased his beating and with rare presence of mind for a Malay thrust his timber into the huge, open mouth. This did the trick. The tapir crunched down on it and I could hear the wood splintering like a walnut shell. It was enough for me. and apparently a satisfactory victory fur the tapir. Reiser News HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Roy Womack who has been liv- inc in Members. N. Me>:.. has returned to make his home here. Mrs. Eugene Conn, is confined to her home this week with a throat infection. Mr. and Mrs. Oris Childs and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wall arc visiting Mrs. Childs' sister. Mrs. M. L. Grcsham and Mr. Grcsham in Brinkley. Miss Willye Qtiinn had as her guest for the weekend her brother Herman Qtiinn of Memphis. Mrs. Bill Harris is visiting Mr. Harris' parents. Mr. and Mrs. Harris in Louisville. Miss., this week. Miss Eddye Evelyn Turner spent the week end in Memphis with her aunt, Mrs. J. S. Kaufman. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sharp spent the week end in Memphis with Mr. Sharp's aunt. Mrs. D. H. Davis and Mr. Davis. Mr. Sharp's grandmother, Mrs. Sue Carr, returned with them to be the guest OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOAEDING HOUSE with Major Hoople •x f ^- AN OLD HALLTRSE LIKE TWISGS DUMPS MOT ttEsrrsrs TO sg{ ROSCOB oti HIGCROCK,\{ x SUPPED/ I'LL ASVWC'J FOR & LOAN S\ SLTTVOLUWTTOSET )> SCATTER BLOTT "OF^ip TO \VA6HR ON\ UB BOUT T FHBL SURE ~L WE TUB GDY CAM QTOP A SUT2L-9AVJBLO\ t ; THE BUT IP i \VERS. voo I'D C&KE 603.KE To Back Irs Aliv Mr and Mrs. Colcman Crews and Mr. and Mrs. Bats Fraiscr have as thrir guest this week their niece. Miss Edna Mac Dills of Parma. Mo. Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Corley and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kounswall and family left Thurs- of her daughter. Mrs. Lavcrt Sharp and Mr. Sharp. J. D. Wheeler and Nccley Wheeler, with their mother. Mrs. N. L- Wheeler cf Colt, visited L. E. Spencer in Little Rock Sunday. Read Courier New* want ads. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis r DOM'T KNOW I HA55.OLV KWOW HOW I'LL GET THIS HOW WE'Ll- EVE.R. SET REARRAMGED AFTERi MOVtMG ~A AFTER MOVIMG THE STOVE I \ IT OUT •All in a Lifetime" <McBride: S^.7fi' is "Bnni; 'Em Back Alive" 1-rank Butrk'.s life story. Irom his days as a Tex.-.s ycuth Io his present fame as prnbablv Work! Wild Animal L'r.lU'cuir No. 1. 31 is precisely ihc sort of last-action read- in i: you v.T.uid expect. How a t;i])ir' nearly ended Buck's career is told in the following representative bit: It was in my compound at Ka- onr. ihrti I wen' m:o a lapir'.s pp' 1 <j minister lo n badly barked, .'jovc ;ack whieh had l-.appcncd clurins; he animal's capture. This one. lahins (;f: '° ^"-inds, turned on ^.j'in a Hash, charged, buried his head in my stomach, and scut rnc sprawling on my back inside the pen. I had no >OOIUT hit the grcund ceioi'o iiv.s "meekPst" of animals was en my chest with his ponderous ivont feet. leaning down with oil his weicht. . . I looked s.traigiit down the pink of the p, t ntin;: brute above me. It w-as not" a pleasant sight. I knew that tapir could crush my face and skull with one furious bite. To 5top him I got my right knee under his jaw. and I grabbed i one of his ears with each of my j hands. He shook himself like a ihip in a gale trying to break my hold. ••Ali! Ali! Ali:" I called my Malay. He came on a run just as my held on the tapir's ears was ^ ail " COM. t<Xl JV Nl* 5f»V(Ct. !WC T. M. ttS. ». S "Major MacSchulU orders you io report el s that fried chicken \vith you once and briag

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