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PAGE FOUR PLYTHEVILLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. PAINE6, Publisher J. GRAHAM 8TJDBURY, Editor RAMDH, r. NORB16, Adfertlslng Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago,' Detroit, 6t. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday , Entered us second class matter ut the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES fly carrier In the City of Blythevills, I5c per week, or 65o per month. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, V6c tor three months, .by mall in postal zones two to six inclusive, .J6.50 per year; In zones seven and eJght, ||0.00 per, payable in advance. Our Own Carelessness--The Biggest Hazard It is grnllfying to note that (lie number of traffic fatalities in Mississippi county and adjoining; areas decreased substantially in 1039 from 1038 figures. '..Off hand it is difficult to ascertain (my particular reason for this decrease but wo are, of coui'se, none tlic Jess thankful for the decline. Oho point, however, seems to be ; emphasized, for instance, in the past . week. : .That is that hazards which are readily discernible and arc brought forcibly to our attention are usually treated as such and precautions taken to avoid them. Snow and ice of the past several days have provided a type of hazard not often encountered. Therefore most, motorists have proceeded cautiously, determined not to take chances. . Perhaps it Is (he hazard of our own human carelessness, Inking chances •without regard to factors which wo should consider, simply because they are 'commonplace—such as the "wagon ahead", the "stalled truck", the "sharp .curve", the "other fellow"—that is the greatest. Given a clearly defined danger signal, 'such as snow and ice afford, we apparently keep on the alert but we are evidently prone to accept more ordinary hazards as in (he same category hut view thorn rather in a sort of nb- v . scMt-mindecl fashion. Whose (Mistake? Mistakes of Red army commanders, in charge of the Finnish coup, have reportedly caused Dictator Stalin considerable anguish. The No. 1 comrade of them all is not a bit delighted with the tactics that are pushing the Soviet army right toward the Kremlin's front door. Only a short while ago, Stalin removed from high command Gen. K. A. Meretskoff who is officially in disgrace for his "mistakes" along the Finnish front. To rectify matters-, Gen. Grigpry M. Stern was placed in charge and; given reinforcements of troops with Siberian experience. Apparently there have been more errors. T h c Finns promptly ripped into, shreds another Russian division and confiscated much needed mobile equipment and armaments. Stalin may soon find himself forced' lo make new changes in personnel to counteract additional mistakes. Hut the greatest mistake of all was the invasion of Finland itself. Responsibility OUT OUR WAY for that moral and tactical blunder belongs to none other than Comrade Stalin. Congress Reconvenes The representatives of the people, more than 500 of them, have set up camp again in the national capital and are ready to serve. But if you come across an occasional fly in the ointment, that will be politics. No matter how grave the issues at hand, you can't blame the boys for getting a nostalgic twitch once in a while for the good old constituents back home. This is, after all, election year; and the great majority of congressmen must get a brand now mandate from their people if they want to remain on the legislative roster in 1941. You've got lo remember, too, that they had a pretty long seas'on last year. What with the long regular session and the special session, most of them didn't even have lime to clamber up nn a stump before they were called back to Washington. Some campaigning eiin be done conveniently on the floors of Congress, but most of the boys will be glancing at the calendar just the same. The presen| session of Congress will not be a lengthy one. You can bel your sliirt on that, if you like. Tea Between. Bullets The world is inclined to laugh at Hie British insistence on tc«. Whole canteen cars, equipped principally with lea to bo sold at a penny a cup, are being shipped to the Western Front to keep the Tommies happy. Hut in this dogged determination lo preserve the tried and true may lie the very key to the solidity of the British empire. The soldier who sips his afternoon tea in'a dugout and the Briton who dresses for dinner in the jungle keep England what it is—one of Ihe greatest powers in the world. These are same people who love tlieir democratic traditions and the heritages of liberty too well io trade them lor hollow ideologies. We in America are like IhaL We've not tea-drinkers, but we're . addiHed to freedom. In a sense, we learned that from England. Most of our colonists were British to the core before an arbitrary monarch tried to deprive them of the rights the people back home enjoyed. As long as there are enough people who insist on having something lo say about their way of life, dictatorship won't bo able lo get a foothold. SO THEY SAY Both the need for nnd the effectiveness of the Social Sreurity act have already been demonstrated beyond question,—Arthur J. Altmcyer, chairman, social security board. » * • Everyone must know we belong together in life and death—Col. Gen. Walthcr von Drauch- ilsch, commandcr-ln-chict ot German armies. * * * This war Is that ol the nrulrals almost us much as the belligerents. — Foreign Minister Grigore Gafciicit of Romania. * * * I hope we con slick It oiil for a fciv month:; until help comes. .1 think everyone except Russia will lidp us.-Kallc iVapro, Finnish consul in Kio de Janeiro, en route lo join troops. SATURDAY, JANUARY fj, 1940,' [ SIDE GLANCES by Gajbraith "Sure, I'll marry all yon guys! Now how will you L'CU- llcmen have your eggs?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson AN EXPERT CAN IDElXfTIFV XX . BY ex/WMNIIXKS. THE SCALES | ON T. M. R£GL U. 5. PAT. Off. „ WHALES OCCAS|OIMALJ_y <3IVE BIRTH 70 OFFSPRING* J& THE RULE . ANSWER: Ham's grandson, Nitnrod, referred to in the Bible as a mighty hunter before Ihe Lord." NEXT: iVorth America's mosl deadly snake. (Salt Lake City Citizens ! Are Home Town Guides I SALT LAKE CITY. Utah (UP)— .The butcher, baker, housewives. • debutantes, professional and bus, iuess people, and even the mayor B*ridcd more lhan 1,000.000 tourists ! through Salt Lake City's famous ' 10-acre Mornicn Temple Square In 1939, according to J. s. Pecry, manager of the Sail Lake City Tourist Bureau. To eliminate commercialism and insure corlcous attention lo lour- jisls. more than iiO Salt Lake City |citizens, from nil walks of life, devote from cnc to six bours each week lo guiding visitors and show- Ing o(I their historic city. In addition to the Latter Day SainUs Mormon Temple and the Tabernacle will) its' 5.500 pfjje organ. Mormon Temple Square contains Pioneer Museum with its collection of relk'.s.' • SERIAL STORY BLACKOUT BY RUTH AYERS COPYBIOHT. 1339, NEA SERVICE: INC. .i Jlury IIL<IH-I>|H litr r;il>. Mini rmlKtui lii-mi-lf to hrln K Amu* Whurr*, until Iit-r fni-t:il In- i"rj Is ihir*il. 1)1. l,eili>Y IK KVIII- linllu'll,; trlra Co lirln. ll;iry Wro^pll/OK 111 M (III- l!<K-tOr *Yll[> liH|ii-il JUT tlurlni; Ilii- rnltl /'lilj-m. Slit- Is *r>iiii WI'U tliuiurb l'» IfllVB (In- iMMJlltlll. CHAPTKlt XI A SQUARE yellow lickcl bore the word "Discharged." It was Mary Carroll's permit (o leave Ihe hospital. "A lot of good 11 will do me/ .she mused bitterly. "I've no place (o go. And no money." Two pound, iiofes ;i«(l n single sixpence in Annn Winters* liockct- hoolc was her entire capital "About $10 in. American money," she thought. She had resolved lo begin life imew under the severe handicap of an altered appearance and miilTKl, halting speech. And how she \vould bein'n her sirange new exigence ;is Anna Winters, a former English governess, she had not (he slightest idea in the world. "You're looking belter already," the busy lloor nurse said briskly. "Jusl the thought ot being released seems to have helped you." ''Thank.?," Mary murmured, but there was no bravado in her spirit. She'd been sheltered and shut oft from the world in Ihe nurshi; borne. Dr. Lenox had buoyed her up with his kindness and hope. In a short while this would be all gone. Mary realized that she had become dependent o;> Gilbert Lenox. She wondered where he was this morning—why he had not come to bid her goodby. i * 3 AN efficient British matron approached her with an armful ol well-worn, tweedy clothes. "Here, my dear, are some things you can wear to tide you over," she was saying. Mary knew the woman—Lady Ponce-Townseiul— had been in the word repeatedly, doing her "bit" for the refugees. "You'll find this dress very serviceable and this coat will do nicely lor a while." Mary drew back. She who had been a fashion stylist—she who had worn only the most exp9iisive clothes—clad in castoffs. Then, everything that had hap"• penect came back (o her and listlessly she donned Uie coarse garments. Lady Poncc-Townsend looked on approvingly. "The very thing,' she sold animatedly. "You'll do per/ectly." Mary stalled lo laugh at the high-born woman's obvious patronizing. In her cars, the chuckle had. a familiar ring. It was her own old laugh! Something had happened to her face! The paralysis that bad kept her right cheek as inflexible, as iron relented a mere trifle. "Thank you, Lady Ponce-Townsend." The words were made audible only with effort. "The outfit will do nicely indeed." The English aristocrat looked at Mary critically. It was as if she detected a possible hint of disdain in Mary's attitude. But there were hundreds of survivors of the Moravia lo clothe and a score of them would he discharged from that very hospital that Any. She had ivork to do. She walked away from Mary with a nod. Mary went up to the floor nurse to say goodby. "Good UicV," the nurse said, when Mary proffered her thanks. 'And cheerio!" Mary blinked (o keep back her :enrs when she relumed lo say goodby to Mrs. Tally. A generous I withal, Mary would miss iier kindliness when she had gone. "You've been a mighty brave ,•]. Here's hoping (hings will be brighter for you from now on. .''ipc away those tears and powder •our nose so you'll look real .•liccrful when you say goodby lo hat nice American doctor. He's )oen so devoted lo you." liul as Mary left the ward, there vus no sight of Gilbert Lenox, lie coitld not understand her own lisappointment at his failure to ou her oft. Was it because she'd grown to depend on him? Or was t merely the way all patients Jell .owtirds lhe doctor who brought :hem through dark hours? iylF, walked slowly toward the outside door. Here she was, it last leaving lhe hospital on her own. What lay ahead? The gray winter world of wariime London. "Oh, Miss Winters,'' someone called. "You don't think I'd lei foil go without saying goodby?" She looked up into the serious face ol the red-haired American doctor. "I didn't know," she began, miserably. . "You weren't walking out on • me, were you? Alter all, I meant every word I said about helping ; you. When Dr. O'Coimell returns from the front, I'll want lo get in touch with you." "I did want to say goodby to you and I looked for you," she answered. "But 1 realize only too well how busy you are." "What are your plans and where ure you going?" Mary looked down at the yellow card in her hand with its single word—"Discharged." "I'm not sure yet." She hesitated. "I really haven't any place f lo go." "Yovi mean you haven't a home or friends wailing for you?" ^ "That's right—I'm quite alone." ' "But look, I've been thinking'ot something (hat may help you." Mary loved his forthright American way of coming right to the point. "I've ii couple of rooms in Soho that I'm not using. Since (ho war broke out I've had to live in the hospital and they're doing me no good at all." "Oh, but you are too goad. I couldn't accept." "But they're no use to me. The ease is taken until spring and they're already paid up. You could use them, at least until you've found a job." Mary tried hard to keep the (ears from falling. "You mustn't think that I'd bolhev you," he spoke eagerly. "I never gs there at all. So you might as well be using them. Here's the key." From his pocket he produced a large, old-fashioned brass key. •# "A key like this means -bus!-'-" noss," he tried lo speak lightly. "You English don't 'fool with flimsy paifiii jocks." "We English?" Mary-started to say. But she remembered in .time that she was Anna Winters—and English, as far as Dr. Lenox knew. . She was grateful that he seemed f not lo note the interrogation in her voice. "And here's the address, all written out." He handed her a slip of paper designating an address in Soho. "Mrs. Simmons, my landlady, will lake good care of you. She'll even char for you if you like."Without waiting for Mary lo refuse he walked away. • She stood irresolutely twirling the key in. her hand. Should she go Ihere? Should she' take advantage of the doctor's kind offer to use the rooms he no longer required? She wond .red. >. (To Be Continued) < THE FAMILY DOCTOR Copper Supply Is Important lo Diet But It Usually Takes Care of Itself [extra copper is seldom required. Since the amount of copper needed in the diet is so small, it is seldom necessary for the avcrag'- UY ntt. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal nf the A 1 ' 1 " 1 " It! c die. 1 1 Association, and of Hygcia, the Health Magazine A certain small amount of cop-' person to give much concern to its per is necessary for Ihe body every provision, if people plan suitably In fact, it is so necessary :o for iron, Hie copper will usually i'ke care of iteelf. _ Since tliese discoveries are fair- \vhtch is assoclatsfi with the for- 'V recent, investigators are con- nwtion of (lie red blood cells .111:1 limiing to st-uny the question of the red coloring matter of the anemia as it, affects infants inrt .•Inert. In most of the food one women — particularly women who Detains In Hie diet. Iron, an essnu- >vre. going to have tables and those ;ial element in the red coloring nursing babies. natter of tlic blood, and copper; .According lo authorities of the life that babies are usually born with a reserve supply ot copper, : Orders for more than S25.COO.OOO worth of equipment have bcr.i placed by air carriers. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople ABSOLUTELY MOT .' ANVBOD-/ TAMES AS LOWG AS -KKJ DO TO GO TO THE STORE MEEPSSOMB NOUWSHMEMT.' ETA FEW-I DIDM'T-IHIMK WU'DMIND NOW FOR (T/ EcSAO, I HOPE MARTHA ISM'TOU Wl\ HER METTLE TOW// MMP/ - WHAT VJOULD BE \-A THE BEST APPROACH'—TO STRIDE M WTU S^ THE MONCHALANC6 Of A BARK/MORE EWTERlMS TU& LAMBS CLUB OR TO peiGM ILLMESS AMD STIR HER SYMPATUV ?""~ FAW'; •—EMOUGH OF THIS TlMlOlTV/—COME .GIADSTOME V'l w^ WILL MARCH IM LIKE A TPUE 'DESCENDANT ' /* OP THE HOOPLAS TUjyr- foLLOVOEO RICHARD J -' K TOE L[Of a --'Ir-Ar-mri ' —^ ' -r^i I "~? i Si' i $ fi A. HORSE/ \HORSE/ ,v KINGDOM FOR A , ^ B?j; k Ii ire usually found logclher. United Stales Department of Agri- are an excellent' even the poorest families eat foods and copper, but.U'at supply at least 2 to 3 millt- Announcements The Courier News has been forms'.ly authorized to announce the following candidacies for office subject to the action of the Democratic primary In August. Mississippi County JuHttc, ROLAND GREEN Sheriff and Ocllcdr.r HALE JACKSON Treasurer R. L-. (BILLY) GAINE.S (For Second Ten") IhET 61AD6TOME r>0 THS TALKIM6, / i> Tnc Courier News 1ms been authorized lo announce the following candidacies for election at the Municipal Election, to be held April 2. Judge IX>YLE -HENDERSON iFor second Term) l?A/"fc'R YTT-T TIMP 1 TJ 11, V H.JV I IrlllNLr - 1>Y Most foods Unit supply to the culture, some of the surveys nf ;dy from -1 to 5 l/1000tbs of a diets that have been made on •ain of iron will also supply groups of families in differeni about one l/1000ili of n gram of par's of the world showed thut copper. Meals source of iron poultry is better than beef for (he. (grains ol coppery day. ir content. Iron and copper! ~ ^ simlly found also In the Icalyl vegetables. Ihe sends like beans j and peas, and the root vegetable-..! Liver and oysters are also rich in iron and copper. The body nf a human being of ordinary iize contains about 125/lOOOths ol a gram ot copper. .Most of this Is eonlfllned in ;hn muscle.';, the nones and the liver. These tissues in animals, therefore, arp good for their iron and copper conlent. Anemias, when they occur in infants, indicate lhe need for bolii copper and iron; but it lias been found that adults have enough stored copper in the body so that Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith left Sunday afternoon for Houston Texas, where they are lo maki thcl rhome. . . . Announcemeiv. has teen made by Mr. and Mr,; W. S. Hanley of Steele, Mo., of tlu engagement of their riaughler" Elizabeth, lo Mr. Dixie Crawford, 01 this city. H. T. Cillp, loca (or the Cotton Belt railroad lias been named commercal agent for the road for a territory embracing most of the St. Frnnci: valley and extending into Kentucky* and Illinois. J Five Years Ago '^ Funeral rites will be held lonior-' row morning for J. Frank Adams World War veteran and plain tuner, who succumbed at the Bly-. theville hospital Saturday afternoon Full military rites will he observed One Year Ago MisSfjElprt county bail 20 fntn. traffic accidents in 1038. will Pemfscol county having 7 to mak' a total of 27 in this territory a' compared to only 17 for t\v. Counties in* 1 1937. *0 5y KE'StaviCE. IXC. T. V. fltfl. U. 1 PAT OTF. "il'bli ni.V tousliliilioiKiI right r I'm in pmslmil ul

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