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FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •-' *' TOT COURIER N1W8'00. : - "' H 'W RAINfcS, Publisher ' J. GRAHAM eUpBTJRY, Kdlta F. NORTHS, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Sole N»flon»l Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc, New York, Chicago, De- twit 6t Louis, Dallas, Kansas City! 'Memphis. Publlshed | Every Afternoon Except-Sunday Entered as second class mar(er at the post- office at BlythevuX Arkansas under'act of Convest, October 9, 1,811 - • Served by the United Press. SVBSCiBIPTION RATES ~^ By carrier In the City ol Blytlieville, 15o per »eek, or 65c per month L- •••< v- By mall, within a radius of 6() miles, f3.00 per year, $1 50 {or six months, 760 for three months/ oy mall us postal^ zones (wo lo sii j'icluslve, Id 50" per jcar, In zones seven and-eight, »lfl.W per, piyable In advance. 4 nthem \ Situated at, v>e me in ,1 fertile in- Umd t galley m the United Slates vve probably feel that in tins section we me \\ell lemovccl fiom the strife that, tioubles the \\oild today as Christmas ncais Yet it will be far from a w hi 19 Ghiiijtmas tl\<tt the \^oild Jesus Christ diec^ to bavp ^ill CNpoiieiice. Hlooci led dups the styoid in pmnv cotint^ic^. Out oyn leasous foi o^sevviiii,' the Buthday of Chns(. aie unlimited awl the only hope of those peoples 'caught so helplessly in the tide ami counter tide of selfiihnesb and avaiicc abroad ib that the light of Chnst's life may 5>omeho\\ and in some \\ ay s h. i n e tlnough the 'blackout" of today's'con- flic(b and binig peace What a fine tubule the war lords of Em ope could pay to the memory oi' 'the gieatesl of men if they would declare a Cluibtnias tmce and gather around u. (a,ble to be admonished in Ilia Teachings and be shamed m then own eyes fp\ the pait thej have played in driving haid steel lowaul the heart o : f mankmd \Ve can only pia\' tha^ some vision \Mll poitiay to those self-centered and yieipus men the folly of their course. }s it (oq much lo hope foi ?.' Possibly SQ, but if the peoples, ot the world c °u\d be jomed n\ one conimon purpose —to end bloodshed pi evoked', by 'the whim of a dictatbi—^'hen the vain cle- snes and a^bitioni, ot Hjosc who he- heye in might lathei than riglitwo'iVkl 1 be swept aside as the leaf Hies before the wintry gale " Let us not lemain binug and coii- ^n'ted m the seci^ity ot our own ex- igence The allei native is ^ot n'eecs- .saiilv the beaimg of aim.s but rather ihe jaisniK of the standatd-i of Jesus Christ and a chouis of the many peoples foi \\hom He bled ami died, raising a mighty anthem to the .skies: "On Eaith Peace, Good Will Toward Men.'. 1 His Job Ended With his boat split m halt: and still bu,rn,ni£ 0 fT, iMonteyideo, CapJ.' Haiis Langsdoiff, m Buenos Aues," raised 1 'a levolvci to his head, and, end.ec| hi§ life. It is immoial |o condone suicide. ' Byi only a naval man can uiiderstat\(| completely the kind of honor that Piompted the gallant captain to blowout his biams His mission in the war -and life—was done lie faced only internment for the remainder of the conflict. By his own hand, the Admiral Graf Spee, which he had come to love as o.iily a captain > c«ii love a vessel, was a hideous hulk of twisted steel. Like a triic man of the sea, he cnr- risd out his orders although it must have been Ifto sinking a rapier into the back of a trusting friend, In the best tradition" of his profession, lie directed his crew to safely and replied. lo his superiors in Berlin that their orders hud been emricd out. Then' lie "went down with the ship." The world cari'l help wondering what some of the tin gods of Europe might have done under si,|m'lar circiim- .sliinces. SIDE OUNCES by Calbratth SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1030 Paying far War Uncle Sam closed his hooks, the other day, on direct 'claims of Civil Wai" naval veterans \yh,en, lie in- Admiral Reginald, Wic'hplsoiV (liecf at the a^o of 87. A Her. 75 years, we have finished paying oil' this part of our debt. Still on our r.olls for compensation, however, are widows and children of Civil War naval veterans; the last vestige of Civil War land forces, and their widows and children; survivors, and clai.im.uUij from the Spisnish-Amerieiuiv war, .40 years ago; thousands of bene- liciaries from tjie World V\'a'r, only 21 years ago. In fact, Uncle'Sam is' still paying one daughter of a \\'ar of 1812 veteran and several others Have filed claims^ for compcnsatio.n. That conflict ended 125 years ago. Jt takes a long time to pay for wars.' Ever since this republic was founded, we've been pitying in some measiiro ior the bad temper of ourselves and the world. If, at any limp, we're, not imite sure what we're going to do about the world's present struggle, we might ask the war and navy departments t'o. : 'soncl us l)rief memoranda on our monthly w a r b ill — stretching back for 125 years. SERIAL STORY ^ ' " " SANTA CLAU§ BRQWN BY MILDRED GIUy\AN COPYRIGHT, 1839, NEA SERVJCE, INC. Vi:<4Tlinn.\y! Jerry iilirku In trial 'at !!,<• '<;, c f, r home. nrt;u?>i wltli AIJL-i-: AVIioi aim m'l-uiit'ii Mm nt In-Ill^' ilrt'iuk In- stiirt* (liu rur Kinlilcni)-, ruiiM iliiwji Ktnilu Ctuiit) HriHVli. «1in, uiiiiulli'l-il, tvn» crOKi- I"K Ilii- - Ktrvt-l. Itroun U uriir I'lin Hull- h'iii),l. .Jerry bliimcit CJi,us wji C'/trUtntu* J.;ve. CHAPTER VftI r PHE Donaldson house was dark • except Ior a small light in the lower hall. Near the front door, the butler grappled with an angry man. Jim-Carter emerged from the huddle, menaced the butler with a'snow shovel. "You let "me see Mr. Donaldson," Jim shouted. "Why do you think I've been breaking my back, shoveling snow hour after hoar? I can't let my kids down—not again. They've always hud some sort o£ Christmas. i managed that. I've always "No emergency can be so deep as to make Finland disregard an obligation incurred in good faith," : said the little note attached to the serKi-anmuU Finnish remittance, of the war -.debt payment to .'the. United States. ' :'' < Those words should be carved in granite, broadcast' to ail the other cieb.tor nations.''"if there'were a liiiie more such integrity in the world, Piii- land wouldn't be dpteiiding herself today against the rapacious 'thrusts of a neighbor. SO THEY SAY I am quite certain that Herr Hitler i s ^^ nnxious lor pence-oil His own terms. I am not so sure ns ybt that he I* anxious for peace on terms that would mnkc for peace in Europe-for l ! ic "Ht SPncraUon.-BrlOsh Po.rcl.sn Secretary Viscount HaMfax, addressing House : of Lords" * * ' * Drinkers can gel enough in two hours U they think they aren't getting enough, they can drink faster.-Gov. 'Luren Dickinson of Micnr- ean, alter' refusing- .to extend drinking bnyorm Ihe statutory inWiiighl to 2' a.m. Hmii O n New Year's Day. •••.••. » » • I. have frequently denounced the theory o[ planned economy. I believe it leads lo e> total!-' tarian .slale in which individual enterprise is destroyed and all activity socialized and directed, by an nll-pmverful government.—Senator Robert A. Tafl (I?ep., Ohio). ' M) Imsbiiul's luil and coat, please. \Vc haven't lime (o Ilirl." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson CO?R. 19 J9 SY HEA 3IRVICC. 1NC. IN RUSSIA, SANTA CLAUS IS KMOWN AS NEAR. CALIf?., WOULD REACH TO 3OTH OF THE' 'STATE "HASH" is Nor THH ANSWER. HALES, BEAVERS, MUSK. OXEIM AND • CIVET CATS JMRORTAtNT IN] THE MANUFACTURE OR I "Listen, you in your monkey suit, I could have gone on relief, j but I didn't—I worked for the ! money, do you hear me—I worked. j I'll make Donaldson open his store —I'll get toy's for them. . . ." "I cawn'l awaken Mr. Donald- L i son, sir," (ho buller insisted. "It's quite out of the question. I'll call an officer if you don't leave! Take your hands off me! Put that shovel down!" Carter shoved him aside and bark is brown. Tcssir! Times Have Climbed Since Prejwdng VulclidcFcsisl Was Work BY DR. MOKUIS E<UWr, Journal of the American Medical Association, aim'of Hytrcm, [lie Health Magazine The rcftinfkiible ide-i rccciKl-, oc- currcd to Mirlajn ;Blr'dscyc, nutrl- -- -vir Ihe LT. s. Department of Agriculture, to contrast a Christinas dinner as prepared in 1080' with an average Christmas dinner prepared in an American city today. We hear read of the days ByJ. R. yjlliapig OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major - INDEED. NO, |W DEAR. . .. JU6TASU(vRE isUW REWARD FOR APPREHENDING (UKp i) TWIG6S ! ..UGRRY CHRIS™AS/-V~HAV;~- ww VVAS 'I SAVINS ? O V H;W£LL, SHALL WE CAROL? WE'LL HAVE A CASTANETS % HOPE'TOM £CLO SNMEM HE „. DON'T TRIP UP~~-PR6TTV K) SOOSJ HE'LL TO TRAOS TH' I CMS / FOR "C<3ME,BRM<3-WtTH /X ... ,.,~. , N >,, ..x^..^.-., 8OYS 6.' *x'( PORfEl AINJ J WE C^STM^cOLO&We j( piw/S o,^T/ -, THERE IS A 13AMTA C strode (o the foot of. Hie stairs. "Donaldson," lie shouted, waving his shovel. "I want your store opened. . I want to buy things for my children. I worked and worked—I kept thinking another hour, another 40 cents—that's her carnage—; another hour— that's one of Pete's skates—you've got to—" second servant joined the buller and attempted to quiet Carter. Then the Donaldsons, awakened by the noise, peered down from the upper hall. Mrs. Donaldson clunfi to her husband. "Some crazy man has broken in," said Mr. Donaldson. "It's ghastly. Worst 'Christmas Eve we've ever had." "What have we done lo deserve all this?" Mrs. Donaldson mooned. "First Jerry—then- this—I think I'm—going—to—" She gasped, sank unconscious into Mr. Donaldson's arms. The two servants seized Carter and jerked him to ,~ v^*.. *_i «n« jtintu null tu JJUliy WOU1Q JOVG 111(11, '1C the front door, shoved him out thought. He looked at the price and down the steps just as Jerry Iag ' !lesi la^d, then picked up ••' rtrm/o „„ <„ <>,„ >,„..„. ^__,... smaller doll. drove up to Ihe house. Cartel- slipped and foil into (lie snow. Jerry peered put, "Whal'd you do, old man?" hV asked. "They sore at you, loo?" Carter got tip and brushed ihe snow oft his clothes. lie tried to calm himself. "I spent 15 hours shoveling snow to have enough money to buy toys for the' children—three of them,"'he explained' angrily. "My baby still believes in Santa Claus—if you've ever had a child like her—with faith like that— you'd know how I feel.' "I kept shoveling'thinking about the money till the stores were closed; I've spent the rest of the night trying to get someone to open his store, just t,o let me buy filings—I can't disappoint them, f thought perhaps' your father—he might send one of the , servants down—once I had a job with him —I thought he might remember''' He didn't." Jerry opened the car door. ;iimb in," he said gently. He look Ihe store keys out of his pocket. "I work'for the old'roan now. I'm supposed to open the store at 8 o'clock every morning. Guess I'm a 'little ahead of time, but that's all right." * 4 * r pHEY. drove away. Carter could x hardly believe it was tr'-ie, until they stopped in front of the Palais Royale. They entered the store; Jerry struck a match. "I'll have to look for Hit light switch," he said. "This is all new to me." : • "•' Jerry walked about with lighted matches looking for the switch. Carter stood aside waiting, iii» eyes following the light excitedly as it flickered across ono toy after another. Suddenly Jerry called, "Here it is," and turned on tne lights. The whole glittering tay deparIntent stretched out before them. Carter'was dazzled by the display. ' ' ' Jerry picked up two burlap bags, handed one to Carter. "Help yourself 'to'whatever you want, Mr. Carter," he said. He slaited down one aisle with his bag and Carter down another. Carter picked tip a pair of skates. "Skates—that's whirl Pete wants. Wonder how. much these are!" Jerry, on the opposite side of Ihe store, was saying to himself, "I bet the Carter kids would like look like the best Carter stood admiring' a doll. skiis—these ones. would Jove that," he when a 30 or 40-pound turkey could be bought, for 25 cents—not a pound, but complete. Here is a Cnrlslmns dinner or 16?0 • on a plantation ol the Maryland tidewater. Tile inemi included oysters on the half shell, turtle soup, ham, venison, turkey and ducks, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green vegetables jollies, conserves and pickles, pumpkin pie. mincemeat, applie pie. custard, coffee, and sheets. There were also cider and "divers wines and spirits." All of these materials had been collected from local sources of production. Except for the choicer liquors and the sugar, it is doubtful that any of the food was purchased. * * * Now for contrast look modern Christmas dinner American city. Eyor.yo<ie bcini! assembled except ,,or the usunl couple thai is always late, the host begins serving the cocktails thai have licen bought ready-mixed. The hors d'oeuvres come prepared in cans ana the ilttlc 'crackers on which they vest come all nicely baked in hoses. The oysters ami the soup also come in cans. Just heat and serve! Now for the' turkey. If the housewife wants to tlo .TO she buys it quick-frozen in a bag. thaws it in her electrical refrigerator, stuffs it with bread, butlers, parsley, and poultry seasoning all purchased in part-ages or cans. The cranberry sauce comes prepared in a can; the vegetables come quick-frozen and arc ready alter 10 minutes cooking. The Cre.sh vegetables for the .salad arc purchased, hut the dressing, already mixed, is perfectly bluiKled by an expert manufacturer. The pies arc made with canned pumpkin, canned mincemeat ov other mixtures, put on an already prepared pie-mix, and garnished with tndivtditnl cheeses out of little tinfoil wrappers. Or the hostess can have tanned plum pudding, which is delicious, or get her Ice cream .shipped from miles away in dr yicc. Even the raisins and nuts come ready mixed in cellophane, the coffee, ready ground, scaled in vacuum packages. Hundreds and hundreds of human hands nil over the world have done all the work that the housewife and her helpers in 1680 used to do alone in their own kitchen. The prejudices once held. against packaged ami canned goods no longer cxi.sts. New food laws, government inspections, and me work of great j numbers of competent and authoritative agencies'which protect the consumer have made possible i the miracle of (lie modern city Christmas dinner. Read Courier Hews, waul auV Down Memory Lane "Guess'I'better take this one, though," lie decided' reluctantly. Across the store, Jerry was put- ling a much finer doll in his bag. "Belter take three" or four''of these dolls," he mused. "Kids' like lot's of dolls'." "Here's an airplane. Joe said he wanted one," exclaimed Carter, "and it's only 50 cents. I can buy him e baseball, too." Jerry put armsfiil of games and toys in his bag. : "Oughta be sonietyiing among this sfu/I that they'll like," he told himself. He looked over the Ijook counter and selected several books. Finally, the two men met in front of the store. Jerry's sack was bulging, his arrns were full and he was dragging a sled behind him. Carter's bag was only half- lull. He was radiant, bufhe hesitated, when he saw all the things that Jerry had. '. ' ' " "How much will all this cosf; he asked.' ' 'I don't know," Jerry replied carelessly. "You qan charge ii." "But I don't liav'e a charge account," Carter protested. "That's all right—charge it any- ay." ' •••'• •:••:; - ' "But—but I haven't enough money—lo buy all that." Jerry turricd to him for the first time. -' ',-" • 'Mr." Carter, what I mean is— well, what I'm trying to say is, the toys won't cost anything because — I'm paying for }hem." Mr. Carter" Was grateful hut firm. : . ' ' "Thanks—thanks a lot, 1 : he said. "But, you see, I worked to bViy these toys. I shoveled snow all day for them, and I want to give my kids their Christmas—myself." He took some money from Kis pocket and shoved it into Jerry's hand. • Jerry understood. "Sure. That's right," he nodded, putting the money in his pocket without looking at it. "That'll pay for the lot, : of it. Stuff's all marked down anyway. Always is the minute the Christmas rush is over." He went to the back 'of the store, returned wheeling a small doll carriage full of candy and perfume. ; "For Mrs. Carter,'.':,Terry said. "We almost forgot her.''He picked up his bag. "Come on, Carter, we're gojng home." Jerry turned out {lie light. "But Mr ; Donaldson, .1 have to go back to my own home,. he- cause—" " V.,,. ', ._ "Thai's what I mean," intcr- ruoted. Jerry. ;"Corne.'ofr."'•'.'; (Continued on Page S) noon today received a Snick sedan as Christmas gift from state eiii- ploycs. •'. ' r , 10 Years'Ago • Bethlehem—There' was a strange unrestful quiet over the little lo\yn of Bethlehem today ns solemn preparations went forward for the celebrat.ipn qf'c'hristmas. Although thankful for cessation of Araij'"dL'>- orders which 'took" niahy lives throughout- the Holy Land, oifi- ciab nevertheless planned 'tomorrow's program in an ri'tmosp'hcrc of general apprehension. Five Yc^rs Ago ' Dr. and Mrs. L. 3. BrLscoe are motoring to Rector, Ark., tomorrow to spend Christmas. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Louie Waters of Memphis were in the city yesterday. . . Mr. and Mrs. H.'J.'Watson have gone to Newport to make - their home. Mr. Watson will be connected with the Southern Handle company. . . , Funeral services \vcre held iu p ar asould Sunday for S. R. Simpson who died at Port Worth. Texas, Friday. Mr. Simpson formerly lived iu Paragouid and osccola and served as prosecuting attorney in this district. One Year Ago Little Rock—Governor Bailey ot Old Musical Masters In Demand for "Sying" MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, (up) — Musical compositions' of the old masters, Bach; Beethoven and Wagiier, are much in demand at the Minneapolis Public Library. ' ' John P. Rossiter,- veteran Minneapolis bandmaster who bb- Queathcd a musical library of 12^,585 (Urns to the library when he died in 1936, would have been gralified by the 'demand for h'is classical composition. ••'" But the frank opinion of Miss Dorothy Amesbury, head of the music department of the library, Is that young Minneapolis musicians arc taking liberties with ' the rhythms—"swinging" the 'old compositions, and tossing a few '•jitters" into the harmony. TOLEDO, O. (Up)-Fiflcon manufacturing plants here have been listed by the ordnance department of the U. S. Army as being ready to make equipment and parts for the War Department in emergency. jVEff YTHJNG - By Clyde Lewi* ^ "Bui 1 don't woof her'lo give me another ciiau< honor-Us jusl a (rap to gel ine hom"| vmir *

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