The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1941 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 25, 1941
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BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor J. THOMAS' PHILLIPS, Advertising Manager • Sole National Advertising • 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 congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per week or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; b mail in postal zones two to six inclusive $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, Siu.uu per year, payable in advance. ____„ Real Co-operation Begins Everywhere you look today you see signs that people M-C beginning to take the defense emergency seriously. It's about time, too. The entire motor industry has willingly accepted an initial 20 per cent "reduction in production of motor vehicles for the model year which begin Aug. 1, and is either reducing or eliminating model changes entirely. That means more man-power, more machines, mpre materials, facilities and management for the defense load. All manufacturers of brass pipe are discontinuing production of yellow brass pipe, and are making red brass pipe instead, just as good for most purposes. Why? Red brass contains-only 15 per cent of zinc*, yellow brass 30 or 40. Extra zinc thus made available . for defense equals 25,000,000 pounds of cartridge brass. This sort of thing is going on all through industry in an increasing- wave. And in the meantime, labor, too, seems to be settling down. Co-director Sidney Hiilman of the Office of Production Management believes that strikes in defense industries are dwindling, and that "labor is becoming increasingly aware of the need for co-operation." ^ In the meantime taxpayers (and that is practically everybody these days) are way ahead of Congress in their willingness to bear the money burden in proportion to ability. If there was ever, a time in history when." 1 the'' prospect, of drastic new taxes was faced so calmly, we don't remember it. As the German legions pound south• ward in the Jasfc act of the Greek tragedy, and a^ the Japanese invaders draw tighter the stranglehold they have on China, more Americans every day begin to. think what ultimate success of these adventures means to them. Both have given ample proof that their aims go far beyond readjustment of local boundaries. They have made the world a place in which only the strong can hope to preserve their rights, their living space, their way of life. And Europe has added the lesson that none is strong enough to fight alone. . Industry, labor, soldier and sailor, man and woman, America is beginning to fall into step in a marching cadence which means strength, the only safety for the future. Another Exiled King o _ Young King Peter of Yugoslavia joins the procession of kings who have been forced to flee their own lands . since the Nazi military machine was unleashed a year and a half ago. Strange symbolism, the young Peter has chosen Jerusalem as his place of refuge, Jerusalem, that ancient city to which came another once who proclaimed himself a King. Brief indeed was the kingship of young Peter-of Yugoslavia. A few short weeks, and it was over. Yet for even those brief weeks, Peter sought to preserve the independence of his country. And many a king has ruled longer and left behind him a record less admirable; Boris of Bulgaria and Carol of Rumania come cjuickly to mind. So yotmjr a king as Petei has many years before him. He may yet see much that is hidden behind the smoke of battle. t View*. of Publication in this column of editorials from ether newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but is an acknowledgment of interest in the subjects discussed. Stiffer Federal Taxes The official version of the Treasury's proposed new tax rates makes them appear much stiffer than expected. The. reports that leaked out of the House Ways and Means Committee meetings were misleading. Although the normal tax rate jumps only from 4.4 to 6.6 per cent, the surtaxes leap upward vividly, and the surtax exemption of $4000 is discarded. As a result, a $2500 a year man, married but childless, will pay $71.50, instead of the present rate of $11. if be earns $3000, the bill will be $141.89. At $3500 it will be $232 10 and at $4000, S313-C. The couple with one child will have to pay $85.80 on a net income of 33000 $106.10 on $3500 and $246.42 on $4000. For couples with two children the rates, in the respective income brackets, will be $24. 5101.10 and $178.50. The married man who makes $5000 a year, and has no children, will give the Treasury $572. If he makes $10,000 and has two children, his contribution will be $1770.80. These examples should make it plain mat the job of defending America is not theoretical It can't be done with resolutions and speeches Production is what counts and the cost of production can be defrayed only by taxin- or by borrowing, if wc are to cmerge fnm ^ ^ deal with any prospect of economic stability taxes must pay for the major pan of the program. l The American people, we believe, are ready to pay these taxes, or whatever substitutes are dowsed as the Treasury's program takes ' its course through a properly critical Congress nicy will pay them gladly for the purpose oi national defense, if they thought they were financing a participation in the European war there would be. misgivings. One thing is cer- am. ir we get into war, the tax rate for the utle fellow wiU not^top at 1M per ^ ^ schedule now proposed by the Treasury will in Srn o am Smiths heyday. O f interest only to curio see*- ei s and archeologists. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY A trained man is certainly more important n a new machine. Machines can be created by trained men and only by them, but they become obsolete, whereas engineers continue We cannot defend democracy unless we extend and preserve democracy at home. We can do tin, only U wc practicc riemocra{ . v d • • • m our schools. in our industrial plants m "'« comnnmiUes in which we live.-sidnev Hillman, Defense Commissioner. * * * The only description I nsk ls to be known a.s En glsh n,ui. The only wor, I nsk i.s to serve .-lvoel Coward, British FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1941 | SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith \ VJT-' n :*#:'>=.'4.\ - m \ \f'\'"'-' • ?. • • •&' >• *& )>Iufet>i« SERIAL STORY LOVE POWER COPYRIGHT. 194) NEA SERVICE. INC. %^ \ COPB. 1941 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. R£Q. U. S. PAT. OFF. 'That's cxadly how 1 used io foci during our old coin-Ling day si" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson ROBERT mm, INI /^. SPEECH DURING THE VA/ORLO CATTEREP HIS FIST SO SEVERED/ THAT /AND WERE NECESSARV FOR WEEKS. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. iUJWM, i^. fc!Li»! ii'iiix ^ -yt 11 |HIH!!IM!(!!III 1^ IT POD/OXXAAOUS TO BE. TO SEVERAL HOSBXXNJDS AT ONCE ^ c u . COPR. 194t BY NEA SERVICE. INC. WERE f=IRST <3ROWN IN X^/WERIC/X ABOUT NOVA SCOTIA. Carolyn admiii* overhearing Leana'* conver*aJicn, but Hob vrefertt tu forget It. 1m- mcciiutc-ly »h«y pi an what i* to he done with the remaining X-«0!>. C'urolyn KiiKgviiix taking it went, hiding it Ju a cave. .Meanwhile lioiver HHVM from Uoulder I)ai t i can )>e laiUK-d for the laboratories, SlriuiKclr, u leiter arrives tor IJolj. It |« from Leana Sormi. * * * "TAKE A LOVE LETTER" CHAPTER X 'pHE message which Bob held had been handwritten, and even the script gave hints of the writer's feelings. "Robert, dear," the letter read, "I send this in desperation because I can write what 1 cannot say. Things have been so changed these past few days. You are utterly different. I hardly know you. But the worst is that you hardly know me any more, or you seem not to. "Tell me, frankly, have I proved unsatisfactory to you in any way? For many months we have worked in harmony side by side, and while I hardly dared hope for such success as we have achieved, I know it to be far more significant than you realize. Don't you wish me with you any longer, Robert? Have I shown myself unworthy? Where have I failed? . . ." There was more of it, in a pained outpouring. Bob . read with increasing distress. *'Somehow on paper het plea affected him more than hei spoken words had done. In truth, he had listened to her rather absentmindedly, but if Lean were this upset— "Oh, Carolyn,'.' he called abruptly. "I must move fast. The plane for the west leaves in barely two hours and— Look, can you take one more letter? ... I had no idea she felt so keenly!" The highly personal nature o the matter never dawned on him Somebody had written him a let ter, so in his mind it was logica for his confidential secretary t take a dictated reply. "It's to Leana," he began. "Leana? You mean Lean Sorrni? Isn't she here?" "Yes. But I'd better write. Sh wrote me." Carolyn looked her surprise. "She is upset." Bob's voic showed infinite sympathy. "She i such a wonderful person, Carolyn I have been most ungracious. Bu she is sensitive and I don't wis to embarrass her in the slightes Ready?" Carolyn was ready, s he: fc^an: "JMy Dear Leana: "Y-Tur rote has shocked m Tl'Et you had to write it at alii /as enough to show me up. Please orgive me. Paragraph. "Of course"—underline that, lease, Carolyn—"of course, you ave proved satisfactory to me. lore than satisfactory. You are till the outstanding woman you vere when you came, even more o, in my estimation. Leana, it is ust that I am an insufferable ngrate myself! I forget to show ppreciation. I— "Look, Carolyn, I don't mean o be that way! A man just gets its confounded nose into some- hing and forgets everything else, ee what I mean? Now how can tell her that? She is a delicate, ensitive—" * * * CAROLYN suddenly found her^ self in the role of father con- essor. It \YSS as if Bob felt he iad to apologize not to Leana Hit to her. Moreover, it disturbed her greatly. "You are not unkind, Bob," she said, gently. t so." "But I do! what a heel "You musn't feel Her letter shows I am. I—well— ,eana," his voice resumed the dictation tone, "I humbly apologize or seeming inconsiderate of you and I promise to be more carefu lereafter. It is necessary for me .0 leave the city tonight on a Business mission and when I re- urn I—I will—" He paused, his face serious ... "I will endeavor :o make up for my shortcomings [ regard you as the one person in this world closest to me. I—' "Did you say 'closest'?" Carolyn interrupted. "I—yes. But you phrase it a seems best, Carolyn." "Me?" "I am not very good at words. But—all right. Leana, it is my one fervent hope that you and I can always be near each other. I pray that our companionship, so pleasantly and fruitfully started here, can endure through life. It will be—" Carolyn said nothing. She was gazing at her fingertips. To cover her feelings, she reached for the telephone directory. 'I'll call the airline's office for your reseivation," she said flatly 'What city, Bob? Denver?" "No. Somewhere in Arizona or Nevada. They have fewest people, wildest mountain lands. Say, Boulder Dam. You suggested that," When the call was completed he tried again to resume dictation, but while his feelings were no less intent, words were even more elusive. "Make it clear that I need her," he ordered, almost desperately. "You—need her? To, uh—" "Yes! I was just thinking. I had no idea how much I relied on Leana. How invaluable she is. We have accomplished much. We must ,stay together always, for the good of science and of ourselves. We have a debt to humanity. Besides, Carolyn, she and I— Leana and I—" He was stuck again, but in a moment Carolyn murmured, "Bob, are you confessing that you love Leana Sormi? Are you?" * * •*-*• /CAROLYN had looked up in consternation, so that he paused again. She hadn't meant to reveal her feelings but she suddenly blushed with a sense of guilt. Guilt and distress. He saw the distress, at least. "Please," he begged, "you write it, Carolyn. You see what I'm trying to sayl I'm never good at this sort of thing." "I can try, Bob." She almost whispered it. "You're priceless. I've simply got to square this with; Leana. I have no idea how discourteous I have been to her. I know I always was tactless, but— Look here, Leana really is tops. Know what I mean? :v She is!" He paused to consider that. TLTE turned slowly to her, face strained. For a long time he just stared in abysmal worry and confusion. Then he slowly nodded. "I — guess that's it," he rasped, barely above a whisper. "I hadn't thought . . . hadn't thought . . . you . . . that would seem . . . right." He was still nodding, looking oft at nothing; now. "Together . . . Months together here, We understand each other. We lave been very close . . . The work, Carolyn, must continue. It must! "Carolyn, you have to help me! I will pay you any salary, any price! You are brilliant in your own right. You can do things I can't. You have understanding. You simply have to help me with Leana, help me win her, show me how to — to make love as a considerate man should! Carolyn, I — you simply musn't laugh at me! — I need your help now more than—" But his secretary had not laughed. He stopped because she suddenly stood up, then ran back to her own office cubbyhole. He saw that she had given way to uncontrollable sobbing. Her sympathy — or what he thought was her sympathy for his position — touched him. He hadn't meant to upset his lovely young secretary. Plainly, Dr. Robert Hale ; berated himself in anger, he was n fool around women, not understanding them at all. (To Be Continued) ANSWER: More correctly, it is polynndrous. NEXT: How high up do storms reach? MIND YOUR MANNERS T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions. Ihm checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. If you rail a doctor at his home and he is not there, should you tell whoever answers the telephone ivhethe ror not it. is an emergency? 2. Should you ask a do:;tor's wife "What is wrong with the Joneses " if you see the doctor call there? 3. Should you try to persuade another person to be treated by your doctor? 4. When writing a letter to t a doctor's wife, should you address the envelope "Mrs. Doctor Brown?" 5. If you can't- pay a doctor's bill immediately, should you just ignore it or talk the matter over with your doctor? What would yon do if— At a party someone starts to run down a friend of yours— (a) Say,-"I think I'd better tell you right now, she's a friend of mine?" ib) Keep still — and then repeat what was said to your friend? important of all, there was no fuel problem. eral others of his band have been called and now Nelson doesn't Even wireless has imposed an i know whether to be glad or sorry additional limit on the commerce destroyer. By its use she can call her colliers to her or remain in Answers^ .. i communication • with her own 'i'YesVr'orVit'is an'emergency, country. But by its use she also it may be- possible to reach him, and ask him to put off less serious calls until later, 2. No. For she does not want to tell what is told her in confidence by her husband. 3. No. Though you may recommend your doctor to a friend— once. 4. No. "Mrs. Ralph Brown." reveals her presence to the ene- mv. Physical Program Puts Band Musicians In Army h he started the keep fit campaign. Skunk Cabbage Called Harbinger Of Spring MT. PLEASANT. Mich. (UP) — The post who sees the season's first violets and writes an ode to "the harbinger of spring" is misinformed, according to Miss Irene I Jorae, head of Michigan's Central NEW YORK (UP)—Ozzie Nelson £ tate Teachers biology deparl- the band leader, never forgot that 5. Talk it over with the doctor, he was a star varsity football There is nothing wrong- in con- j player, an intercollegiate boxing that- you haven't ready I champ, a wrestler and lacrosse cash. "What would you do" solution — ra). ment. Miss Jorae claims it's not the violet but the skunk cabbage which heralds the coming of spring. The player. Thus .when he went into j violet she says. Ls a latecomer, the music Held he carried a gym- j preceded even by the trailing ar- nasium around with him and made j butus, the cowslips and marigold, his musicians work out. | HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS A.s a result Nelson may lose most of his tand—to the U. o. Theatre Cries Once Hushed SALT LAKE CITY. Utah (UP) — OUT OUR WAY WHAT S THAT ? HE'S UMDER THE ETHER. RIGHT MOW? WELL, TO HECK. WPTH THE ETHER,/ PUT HIM OsJ TH' L1XJE RIGHT NOW-- THlS IS IMPORTANT— VERY--WHAT? THAT'S TH' TROUBLE WITH THESE OME- MANJ SHOPS-IF OL' NtAM OVERSLEEPS TH' SHOP 5HUTS t?OWKJ/ VEH.I THINK THAT'S TH' WITH HIM-HE'S KEPT SO MUCH .!»• p-sir^r-^ \' . - >. IHE OSiE-HOR.SE WAGONi By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople ~ . \, v fs s sis ,i \ . it . — ! ••'/ S / . "™ " V'-Xj'/' . _' JI ~ rm ** " "~~X NOW TW&T YOU'RE UP IN ra THE 6UCXS "—< •"•«-' M OOM V T NOG -House BLOUSE: AMD INVEST ir op Ui CENiTURV COSTUfAHf J/COLORR!1_ CRACKERS KNOW PICK up i HOLD EVERYTHING 8y Clyde Lewis Army. Three of his bandsmen were j Utah Writers' Project discovered summoned for selective service re- j theatre-owners in 1862 solved the ( cemly and were found to be in j "crying baby" problem with this i The wartime raiders have been j such fine physical sliaj>i—con- • sign displayed over the boxoflice: j at wcrk practically since history ! trary to most musicians—that they "Admission — Adults. 35 cents. oejan. They make a dramatic if ! were accepted immediately. Sev- Eabes in arms, $10." destructive story John Philips Craawell recounts the raiders' forays in the age of steam, that Ls beginning with Ihe Civil War and continuing to the present, in "Spoilers of the Sea" (Norton, S3). It Ls high adventure. The modern raiders, it would .seem, have come a long way from the makeshift men-ct'-w-ar Commander Raphael Scmmcs and his daring Confederate u-.i? sailed to drive Union shipping from the seas. But have they? Writes CramveU: The change Urom sail to steam) was for the forse as far as the raider was concerned. In a sailing craft the raider had the ideal vehicle for his trade. Seaworthy, fast, and self-contained, such a j vessel permitted him to keep the ' sea for long periods without going into port. She could take her prizes: equipment, food, even guns and ammunition — nearly all merchantmen in those days went armed. If her sails were carYied away by storm or shot away in action, new canvas, sai'cly stowca below could be bent and the ship was good as new. If she lost her rig- gins, it could be rcrcve. If she were dismasted, .she could be jury- rigged until she made some unfrequented spot of land where new spars and masts could be cut and set up with no more mechanical aid than could be improvised by any good ship's company. Nor was she defenseless at such a time, for her giuis could be mounted ashore to guard her against attack, if her bottom became foul from months of cruising in tropic water she could be beached and scraped. And most "Turn So Ihe society page, Herschel—I'm itchirf to know what the Park Avenoo.set is doiu\these (lavs."

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