The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1941 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 21, 1941
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER_ NEWS CO. H W HAiNEb, publisher SAMUEL F. NOERIS, Editor J. THOMAS PHILLIPS, Advertksfog_^anager^ ^"Ste"™^^ Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, ue troit, Atlanta, Memphis. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1941 rifles matter at the P° s ^" Entered as secuuu ciass mane* uv rvm- oflfce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con gress, October 9, 1917. _______ Served by the United Press $6.50 per year; in zones seven and per year, payable in advance. ^_ The Bitter lesson Experience may be the best teacher, but sometimes experience exacts a bitter, bitter price. Fortunate is he who may see the e.v perience of another, learn from it. prut- it by it, without paying all of the price. Norman Angell spent a IHelime 'working for peace. In 1933 he won t[c Nobel pri'/e for work of that kind. IK can scarcely be cited as a war-monger. What is the lesson of the past tc\\ vears as Angell learned it? He has told it in words fraught with all the bitterness of "it might have been.'' Hear him: "Because we would not listen to the cries of Chinese children massacred by the invader, we have now, overnight, to listen to the cries of English children, victims of that same invaders ally. "Because we were indifferent when Italian, submarine sank the ships of republican Spain we must now listen lo the cries of children from the torpedoed refugee ship going down in the tempest ttQO miles from land/' No one, anywhere, h a s arraigned more bitterly than this Englishman the course of England 'in the past 10 years. If Europe, 10 years ago, had united to say •'no!" when the first aggressions began in 1931 in Asia, and in 1935 in Airica, to say nothing of Spain, things might have been different. But today is today. Nothing is more hopeless than to turn back 10 years and sign "if only—" . Today is today, and what is clone today molds our tomorrows. What was not done 10* years ago, made today what it is. Today we mold tomorrow. To turn back to yesterday is valuable only if, seeing the mistakes made then, we use that knowledge to avoid making them again today. Europe and the world turned a deaf ear to the cries of the victims of aggression then. Now half that world has paid a bitter penalty for its indifference. Shall the rest of the world remain deaf until the lesson comes home to it as it has been taught to Angell and i to his England? 1 The past is the past, and it is gone. Today is today, and on our resolute determination not to make a g a i n all those old fatal errors hangs the future. the difference between his Wall Street salary and the $21 a month he will draw as a recruit. It is quite a sacrifice. It is spectacular in terms of money, and thus it draws attention. But it is not greater sacrifice, perhaps it is not as great as the sacrifice which many other men are making who never drew down in a year the salary which Martin drew every month. Sacrifice is not measured in terms oi money, and many others are giving up quite as much in terms of their dependents, their careers, and their lives as Martin. All credit to iMartuv of course, for accepting willingly what has come to him. But it would be ungracious to stress Martin's sacrifice unduly, when it is no greater than that of almost every oLhcr man who joins the colors. All honor to every one of them! I SIDE GLANCES by Gajbraith l The Road North The United States' determination to defend itself by defending the Western Hemisphere has been punctuated by the securing of outposts, e v e n i n Greenland. The Alaskan and Caribbean outposts hum with activity... We join hands with Mexico and Canada in defense measures. But the project for an overland road to Alaska lags. A shipping crisis looms up before a startled world. What would become of our Alaskan outpost if it should suddenly become hard to find ships to supply it? The answer is the overland road to Alaska to be built jointly with Canada. The International Highway Commission which is planning it now urges speed. A treaty with Canada and §25,000,000 are what's needed. It is hard to pick any one defense project at similar cost which would contribute more to American safety in time of war, and more to American welfare in time of peace, than this road. Why delay further ? COPR. 1»*1 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. * SERIAL STORY BY OREN ARNOLD LOVE POWER COPYRIGHT !945 NEA SERVICE, INC. Spuel I)i-l:incy, ilr!v«-r »*' tlif Iniok carrying Jliilr'K priM-MMis v:ir£(i. stops for a ln-rr. Thru, «'iiriims lo Uito\v iiiort- iiliiHit .'iis umisunl lo:ul, he opens th*' IIHX as :» srilnotik^i-jn-r wstti'hcs. A. liil of Inil iri^-ar ash tails. Carolyn, :i( limn*', .s inlil filly lic:ir>> a trrrlf j'ij»K roar. * * * X-990 ON A K AMP AGE CHAPTER VI li^EAR seized Carolyn, held her motionless. "Did you learn anything, honey?" "No. No, mother. Please go on to bed. I'm sure it's nothing— nothing so—important." Her voice lacked conviction and she knew it. ."I'm going out again. Just to see. You go to bed." "But Carolyn, it's dreadfully late!" "Just a little past midnight. Bob "Carolyn," her mother called j Sai( ^ nh yain. ''Did you hear that?" "Yes, mother!" It was a raspy • jrt of assent. Her mother came in, clad mean a second or even general alarm, fire somewhere, the driver said. But no blaze was visible. Ambulances streaked by them twice. "Oh-h-h!" That was involuntary, from Carolyn. "What was it, miss? What busted?" "I— I don't know!" He let it go at that. And 20 minutes later Ihey had the answer before them. * * * Dr. who?" Hale. My boss. T—well, frankly, mother, I am anxious to learn what happened, I am sure _ _ ..., —I mean 1 hope he isn't—Look, nightgown. Together they went| 1'H telephone you the moment ' 00 ° 1..,,-,,,, .itt«»41iiridi Vriii t//v 1« n ;o a window, but even after snapping oil' their light they could see nothing. This city was large, and, while exceedingly loud, the ex- plosun might have been far away. "I've got to go see what happened!" Carolyn breathed, tense. her. "SUidy? Shucks, I'm half dead! Mother and Dad had another crowd of eultips in last nighl—anniversary -blowout!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson SO THEY SAY It Costs To Serve William McChesney Martin, president of the New York Stock Exchange, look a salary cut of $3979 a month when he went into the army. That's I sometimes wonder who invented the name "medium" and "light" tanks. . . The transmission alone ol' the 'medium lank weighs 7600 pounds—as much as the combined weight two automobiles.—William S. Knudsen, defense commissioner. * » * Time may be against- us in the present crisis, but the evolution of civilization is a long-term process. There will be many centuries after Hitler.—Prof. James T. Shotweil, director Carnegie Peace Foundation. * * * Some people speak of social gains as though they were nothing but little luxuries, like ciga- rets and lipstick, which we should all be willing U> give up in the name of patriotism.—Gen. Philip B. Fleming, Wage-Hour Administrator. * * * Are we prepared to pay taxes to establish the four freedoms in Hong Kong, in Berlin, .in Rome, in Dong Dang, in Moscow and in Yugoslavia, Turkey, Arabia and Ethiopia'?—Senator Burton K. Wheeler to an America First meeting. * >» * No air force can be expected to expand a number of times and maintain the same low accident rate it has fought for years to establish.—General Marshall, chief of start". * * * Without in any way trying to depreciate the preparedness of the I still maintain that, owing to technical inferiority, she is bound to be beaten in any war with the United States. —Sir Victor Sassoon. British banker m the Far East, A WHO COULD LIVE LIVE ON OLJR. . WITHOUT S-f=»JEC/AL, B&j£A 77V/A/C3 HAS NO CO/VvAAON OBSERVANCE OXXTB BECAUSE THE BEST -PLANTING DATE VARIES THROUGHOUT THE STXXTES. j" IM DEJECTED/ Her mother turned to "Where, dear? What is it?" Where, indeed! She didn't answer. She just stared into the :ii;;ht. She could almost hear her /n heart now, she suddenly realized. Where could she go? She was thinking back frantically, trying to remember some phrase through the fatigue o£ the past day and night's work at the laboratory that might help. If Robert had only been more specific! Or even if she were sure the explosion was due to what she feared! She ran to their living room and lighted it, then opened the telephone directory- H—Ha—Ha— Hal— Hale— Hale— Hale— it offered three inches of Hales including R. J., Robert W., and plain Robert. The She had no plover resided, or even if he had n home telephone. But he signed all his letters plain Robert Hale, so maybe— She called know anything! You go to bed no\Vj there's a dear." * * * T'AROLYN talked jerkily as she ^ literally snatched off pajamas and dressed again, gently commanding her mother as if she herself were the older of 'the two. She paused only to telephone for taxi and was on the sidewalk when it came. "The explosion—to the Schoenfeld Laboratory, driver. -Please rush! I am so—" "That's east, miss. The explosion was sout'west. You know what it was? Gee, it knocked me outa my—!" "Was it? Oh! Oh dear! . . I—look, driver, do you know a farmhouse out 30 miles? A—a d e s e r t e d—a place with land around—" She stopped, realizing how inadequate that was, how silly really. Distress in her voice made him stare at her. "Then let's go there!" she suddenly ordered. "Southwest, I mean. Until we learn—" "Okay!" murmured the driver, roaring oft". Two minutes later the taxicab was positively crawling; but no— she glanced over at the speed- addresses'didn't'help, ometer—hardly crawling at 48. The streets weren't crowded. The idea where her era. ^ &n screeched and s ia dd ed his tires on sudden turns. "Thisaway, I'm positive!" he shouted back to her. Then be- had left the main business *- district, passed miles of outlying groceries, small firms and dwellings and were in the suburban industrial area when the matter became more plain. "Gee!" murmured the driver, appalled. He slowed because he had to, now. IM a moment the traffic stopped aim entirely. "Come on, miss! On foot, eh?" He was excited. Efficiently he escorted her up a railroad embankment. He asked questions of everybody. He climbed part way up a power pule ladder the belter to see, then boosted Carolyn up. He learned what they wanted to know. " — all the big furniture factory, a florist's greenhouse covering two acres, an old warehouse four stories high, a half mile of. railroad track — !" Thus the awed driver summarized what they had learned from looking and listening. "Spies, hah? You think spies, miss? They oughta—" "Oh-o-h!" Carolyn was inarticulate now. Devastation before them was overwhelming. From her point six feet up the power pole she could see limitless wreckage. Twisted girders. Piles of brick and stone. Smoke. Every kind of as if the whole area had been run through a grinder, so small were the pieces. She wasn't familiar with this section of town and so "couldn't tell what structures had actually gone down, but the whole lurid landscape here was a scene from Europe's hell. She looked around to sides and rear. She couldn't even pick out her taxi now in the sea of cars Flames. debris. It OliUU ttLl Utiun. t-^/ m-*. . -».***_*.* v- *» — .. ,,*--.-- f cause he was highly interested that had crowded up behind. . ., — — >• _ * _ \- —., 4 * *^ rrr* ^-% r\ 11 r» n the Robert Hale number and almost at once hung again. Dr. Hale wouldn't be {here! Of course he wouldn't, she reminded herself; he had left her 1,0 to the farmhouse and receive the shipment of X-999. And of course she must not talk about it at all to his servants or even his family. She was suddenly frantic again with indecision and inaction. himself, he added, "Don't you worry about the fare, miss." She hadn't even thought of that, but she felt a flash of gratitude. He was a gentlemanly driver, and skilled. They passed several other taxicabs going southwest, and then a police car with siren shrilling passed them. They had to pull over to let fire trucks go by. They knew now they had the right direction. If fire trucks were coming from this distance, and this long after the explosion it must Honkings and shoutings, police whistles, wailing, sirens, all added to the general hysteria. She felt more and more impelled to do something. But what? • -Nothing before had ever struck her city like this. People and vehicles were packed around by the thousands and doubtless were still coming. Whatever could she do? "I've got to!" she whispered desperately to herself. "I've got to find him!" (To Be Continued) he ask if he may call at her home? 5. Should girls doting beys in ihe army go easy when they order n a drugstore or restaurant? What would you do- if— A woman whose son has bscn !rafted thinks it may be a worth- vhile experience for him and tells \cu she" doesn't feel badly about at all- ia) Say. "It's nice you feel that wav. But I certainly wouldn't"? (b) Say. "I think it is wonderful you feel that way. ami there probably will be many ANSWER: 1. Peanut Vendor; 2. Moon Over Burma; 3. Sugar Blues; 4. Wishing. NEXT: The oldest tree in the United Slates. MIND YOUR MANNERS T. M. REG. U. 5. PAT. OFF. i or wife) the "course" is available in his books. But most emphatically, this is not a textbook. Professor Hicks divides his story into tw r o parts, the Federal Union. America from Colonial nays to the close of the Civil War, and the American Nation, U. £. from Reconstruction to Roosevelt's third :erm. It would toe useless to elaborate here except that famous ride all right (on a tired work horse) but he never finished it. The British captured liim and one William Dawes car- Bui "he rede into oblivion." Revere had a name with the ring of heroism. ried the news to Lexington, while Dawes rode valiantly. advantages to having that experience"? Answers h a cl that probably Tru.-low A i u not since James ' T.larJi of Democracy" a few years ago has a Blushing Tommy Retires As Outfitter Of Women LONDON (UP)— A British soldier man Tost your knowledge of cornet social usage by answerinu the following questions, then checking against the authori- T tativc answers below: j 1. Should vou wait until a man fore giving him farewell party? 1 2. If a girl gives n youn 1 a gift to lake away to camp with him. should he mention in a letter he is enjoying it? 3, If a young man loaves the job at which he has worked foi 5,overal years to go into iho ai'mv.j I should his associates cither &w a p&rty for him or i;ive him a'gift to which all who want to can contribute? 4. if ;i young mnn meets a lo- a! an army dance and 1. Yes. Otherwise, he may not be taken into the army after all. and will fed embarrassed that he- was entertained under "false pre- »iu^««.j - .-.. J ----- „better "course' in our past been j v;no blushed so much that his red available. It is amply illustrated and carries good maps. If you remember Wecters entertaining "£aga cf American Society" you have some idea of the book in store in America." Through "The Hero the lives be the friendly hus his final" papers ordering him' C al to report for military training be- would like to sec her again ma> reuses." 2. Yes. 3. It would Miing to do. 4. Yo.s. And he .shouldn's mir.d if her mother and father are on first time lo look him after all they know " .- v yes—if they want more date? with them. T?rsl "What Would You Do" so- hitic.ii— (hi. Don't try to make rnyonc fed bad over the inevitable. thr fen- such leading and contrasting lights as Jefferson and Johnny Apple- .seed. Lincoln and Lindbergh. ! face looked sunburned, has lost his job and he's glad about it. His job was to hand out to newly joined members of the Auxiliary Transport Service their army kit- coats/ skirts, stockings, and the more intimate articles of woman's clothing. He has now been replaced by a woman, who is more likely to un- . * • Washington and whooping Buffalo i derstand the whims and Bill he unfolds virtually the his- women so far as ciothes tory of the country itself. It both debunking and reassuring. There arc some interesting is corned, but his greatest relict is 10 be spared the blushes that came to his face when young A.T.S. criti- ,ic MJIIIU imci cfcwus >-u- '•"> - - , ., about seme heroes. Paul cizeci their clothing, as well as the . Revere, for example, .says Wecter. chaffing owe.s his fame solcy to Longl'el- . ,,,,. of his ma low'.s poem. It .seems he started Read Courier News want OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoc-pie / LISTEN-TH* FRlLLY- ; PILLY STUFP YOU ME H'NS ID GO TO THE STORE FOR VOU -- SO WHY CANST HE GET WHAT T WAMT WITHOUT ME A M1CKEL FOR TKF TRIP ? ' SEND PER \<B WORTH MOfvJEV TO ASK FEP. LEAVE ALONE PINDIN* IT ON ME. !F I'M HURT/ T'M &LAD TO DO VOU FAVORS , BUT (MOT ORDEALS' WHV MOTHERS GET HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis Learn Mert th In Two Most Americans, for one reason or another. MTNI to take their history Htih;!y. rc.ntont tc with a few dates and a handful of hcroex. At any rate, it is a good time to learn wove as the nation makes history :.he .srhoolbooks may link along "with l.oxin-jrcn r«nd \ Concord loO \ears hence. Thsve is voam for not knowing For insiiuuT. twc books just off the ;:vc:v;r.i fill the need abundantly. They are John p. Hick's two-volume narrative history. "The United States" (Heighten, Mifitin: S7.f»0> and Dixon Wcctcr's combination history-biography. "Thr Hero m America' deribners: S3.50). The first ought to bo read FIRST for what it is. a straight survey course in our past by the well-known University of Wisconsin professor; the second to straighten you out on your heroes, how "they got that way, which may be worthy, and why. For 18 years Professor Hicks hso tausht" Wisconsin's leading survey course m American history. Now 1941 6V NEA SUVICt. INC. T. M. 5EG U S 'Don'I tell this to a soul—I'm going to order deviled eggs.''

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