The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 25, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 25, 1940
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BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTIIEVILLE COURIER NEWS '-•• ' T^B OOORIKR NKWS OO, R.'W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM BUDBUKY, Editor F, NORHJtB, Advertising Manager •. Sole ffiticjiwl ArtverUilnj Representatives: AtUnsu Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, De- tpojf,' &. ' jLcufs, Dallas, Kansas Oily. Memphis. PublUljeil Every Aftej-noon Except Sunday Encored. as .second class matter ul the post' office 'at 'Blythevllle, Arkansas, under net of Con- srest. October S, 1817, r Served bv the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES py carrier In th« City of Blythevllle, l&o per »'eeit. or 65s per month. By mall, within » radius of 50 miles. $3.00 per ye»r, $1.50 for elx montlis. 75c for three months, •by mail In postal (tones two to six Inclusive, W,50 per year; In tones seven and fight. »10.M per. payable In ad'ance. 'Commies' Find l'\>w Adhemnts f - , The case of Finland vs. Soviet Russia looks pretty simple. Any honest jury would be back with si verdict in five minutes—a finding of g u i J t y ngainst Russia. You could throw the book nl Jou Stalin, and there wouldn't be much in the way of crime IhnL lie has missed. Murder, arson, espionage, robbery armed/fraud of all kinds, sabotage — they're;.'all '\yriUcn against Russia'.-; recdrfl.; No matter how you try, it's pretly.-.hard. to find uny mitigating eir- eiinisttuii'es in the RUKSIHII invasion. • '.Yet, fcommunisl-innviciiced attempts to justify 'the altempted ravishment of a thriving,' democratic nation are stiil 6bV'iouR;in the United States. Portrayal ",pf Finland as- a bloody, fcudal'istic state has been used by Stalin's American friends, to sway sympathy- away from Finland,, Wo can't stop that sort of thing here, and we don't want to. In the tljlit?'! Stales, the press in tree. P.eople.'fniay write and say wliat they like, '^y'the -weight of their own ah- .stu-iiity, .arguments such as these col- :. lapse. : - Business charts and statistics aren't a.hvnys-the best evidence. Hut if they sometimes fail to tell the whole story, they usually point, at least, to Iho truth. . Anybody who has been doubling' :\v'hetr|er Finland has really been going-places during the 20 years of il'.i independence-might take a glance at a fe.^'fi^iivtjs;" based on the statistical re. pojft;;af'..tjve League of ' Nations: ! "'Iiii^ORO,'. Finland and the United Si.ntfiv.are- compared equally at the index 'of Jqp. Depression bit both coun- tri|s at,-;about the same time. In industrial activity, the United States slipped '(Jp.yi'i) to an index of a little better than •'BO, in 1,082, and then began the' tortuo'tis road back to economic stability. Not uiitil last year did we get close to the. 100 mark again. '.-.Finland hit its depression low in 1031 with an index of 80. From then the climb was steep. .In J933, Finland passed the 100 mark, hi 3939 this tiny nation of'the north had gone beyond 160 and was still climbing. In factory employment, the story is almost {he same. Finland fell to a low of 75, in 1931; the United States to a little above GO, in 1032. Finland crossed the 100 mark in 15135 and has continued to climb; the United Slates touched the 100 mark in 1D37 ai»l ' promptly slipped hack again. From what would Joe Stalin like to save Finland? From her prosperity.' From her contented independence? Soviet apologists, who take their tins from the Kremlin, are going to find it hard sledding if they intend to convince 130,000,000 intelligent Americans that SlnJin's campaign is one of benevolence—an effort to liberate) the poor Finns, oppressed by their own prosperity and decent living conditions. All you have to do is to look at a few statistics to decide whether the Finns need Joe Stalin to show them how to get along. Men Inject. This Ji,h Some night in April, when you're sitting before your fireplace and just about to complain about your sockn not being darned or something, conjure up in your mind the vision of Mrs. Eva L. Canfield. Mrs. Canfield will be taking the census in one of the most inaccessible regions in the country. She's a little woman, weighs only 125 pounds, and she is 07 years old. The superintendent of the north Idaho census territory has promised Mrs. Canlield she may have the job, just as she had it live years ago. He was glad to get hor. No man wanted the chore. The area consists of 100 square miles of the roughest land in the country. In 1935, Mrs. Canlield counted noses by traveling on horseback and on skis. It fook six weeks to reach 36 families. So, when you sit down some nigjit with a good book, think about Mrs. Canfield. You'll probably forget you 'were going to complain about your socks. YOJI Worry AbmiL It If you wiinl something else to worry about these days, you might try this- A University of Michigan professor luis figured out thai it costs the average motorist $2.50 n year to push his automobile registration plates along, it' lie travels 1000 miles a month. Thai's based on the average plate. Hut Michigan's 10-10 plates will be larger than usual—and the professor estimates that it will cost each driver in that stale an additional 50 cents, . It's all calculated on wind resistance. I/ you want the exact formula, the pro-,, lessor can probably furnish it. 11', on the other hand, you would just as soon forget about the wholo thing, you may bo a lot better off. • SO THEY SAY We all see clearly trml., with (he victory oi the allies, our own security will be guaranteed. Otherwise—which may God forbul-geneial Slavery will descend upon all of us and will crusn our poor world.-—Ignnzlo Cnrdinnl Tttppounl, po- triarch of « * m Our form of government nnrt our form nf liberties will be menaced until Ine New Deal theorists are replaced by lljose who believe In private enterprise nncl know how lo umkc it. work, —Frank E. Gnnnelt, G. O. P. candidate lor President. * * * The only barrier between RiiMin and uii> Scandinavian countries Is the wall of manhood uf Finland todii)-.—Mayor Piorcllo LnGuardla ol New York. « « » Already il Is largely due to the United State* that British youth Is being put into the skiiM. —Frnscr Hunter, liberal member, Ontario legislature, _THUflSDAY, JANUARY 25, 19<1< THE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER BY HELEN WORDEN . ,>UirJc model, „ miulllul L-vnihiB Kom, (or l.yml MnrllM, I, aitanlxkta nl the no<• '•!>' Klrl'H Fiirrlt'Kff M.l-mllnm. „„ „ "Did I say I wanted to buy anything? Cnn't I read a „ •--"-- — *•" ">v »•••_' "*' Jl t> • VJdlJ I 1 ILiltl Jl sample dress nuvertiscmeat without you stcumii'ig out of Hie room?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson WOODPECKERS CONTR A/CTORS AMBITIOUS Of= THE U.S. POPULATION _ _ OVV DID AAANJ FIRST REACH THE Q MESA/ WORUD J a IlKliI IICIKCCII trucker* uml n. CHAPTER II RYAN insisted on walking back lo the barge with Mario, though she begged him not to. Mingled with Ills protective feeling toward her, was a growing resentment against her father, Bapliste La Porle. "Your Dad needn't think he has n corner on all (he freight in New York," he told Marie, as she wiped the blood from his nose, "just because he owns a couple of barges." "Six barges to be exact, Tommy," the corrected. "And whellier they cnrry freight or not means Ins living. He'd die if the trucks got all 'his business. He's nt the «nd of his road, you're at the he- Binning of yours. You can't blame him for objecting. But it's not personal." "I call this sock in (he jaw darned personal." "He was hilling the entire trucking industry, not just you. It's only because you drire a truck that he resents you." Tommy dug his hands in his pockets, refusing to answer. Not more than 25, he already had a massive look and one day would be beefy. His broad, youthful face, even by the pier arc-light, was red and weather-beaten. The sullen droop (o his mouth increased with returning anger. "What's he going to do when we JllmtrakJ b\> Ed Cundw. get married? I'm certainly not bid us on a big phosphate job We giving up my truck." He kicked didn't like it." ii protruding slab of pavement. ANSWER: Most comrnomy believed thai he crossed the Bering Strait NEXT: Cold in "Ihem lhar hills." OUT OUR WAY Down Memory Lane 10 Years Apo , Miss Sclma Lents is spending the week end In Memphis. , . . F B I Joyncr of Shawnce. Okln.. has arrived here to operate th; Texaco Oil biisinrss. His family will move , here in lue near future. . . . c. E. [ Atkinson hns returned from n week spent In Memphis. . . . Mr ., n[i Mrs. W. p. Vcazy have rrlunicd from Coldwatcr, MLv;.. uhnc they visited relatives. Flvo Years A&o Uttlc Hock-^State liquor i-tores were recommended by Governor J. M. Futrell today if the legislature changes the prohibition law. Tjie governor also states "slot machines should cither be abolished or legal- teed." Our Year Aer> Fiome—Premier Mussolini proclaimed the tall of Barcelona to- niglil. from the balcony of Venice Palace. "Spain now has been freed from the tyranny of Ihe communists." he drrl.ircrt. He hailed the fall as au Italian victory. "13arcc- lonia is a splendcd victory and Is another chapter In the history of the Hew Europe we are creating," he said. lit drew hack. "Not tonight. I'm still sore, if he isn't. I just wanted !o make sure you were safe." Marie laughed. "As if I were O'er afraid 1 here. Remember when we were kids together and used to race each other up and down this pier on skates spring nights like this?" t f * CHE glanced at the sky. The fog had lifted and clouds, wind- driven, wore scudding' across the full moon. To Ihe east'stretched the Brooklyn Bridge, strung with its bangle of twinkling yellow lights. The- jagged skyline of New York pierced the heavens to the west and north, breaking into a rosy-glare where Broadway interrupted. The dock itself was descried. The barge boats, roped to- gelher like so many logs, bobbed cork fashion with the rising tide, sometimes scraping the pier with theiv sides, as a boat passed. Lamps gleamed from their cabins. Smoke rlnfled lazily up- on tho evening air. Occasionally the smelt of coffee and frying bacon floated toward Marie and Tommy, and your life up there," said Tommy, jerking his head in the direction of midlown New York. "Kver sorry you've gotta leave off being a model in that ritzy store anil come back here?" He drew her to him. "Don't be silly." She side- sleppcd his arms. "What happened lo the fighl? i heard shouting, then I saw you running and now everybody's gone." "The other guys hopped their trucks. Mine's parked down at the Battery." He paced nervously back and forth. "The bargemen, led by your oM man, had undcr- "What you need is a nize, long sail to Canada," Sat '• said, pulling deep; on his pipe. Marie glared at him. He had edged up unlil he was - t ...-o ...^.^ ui ^n»...IL^I.I.. j.n_ ii £ i u tMjgt'a up iiniM no was "Nobody osked you to." Marie abreast of the Molly. Marie had sighed. 'Wo oon't have (o cross followed, still pleading with Him bridges before we come lo them, lo come aboard. Their arguments f '° wc? " were interrupted by the scraping Impulsively she caught his hand. o£ the hatch. " -at tho Molly. Come Baplisle La Porte stuck an „ ,- , P s P rob:lbl y torgoUen angry head out. "Mon Dicu! all about the fighl." What's all tlieosc conversation? Marie, cet is not you! With that Tommec Kyan? Tell him to leave at once!" La Porte banged the hatch shut and scrambled over the barge toward: (lie pier, cursing Tommy freely in French as he v/ent. Whenever he was deeply moved he lapsed into 'Cadian patois. On the lean side, with fhe'rangy body of a Noi-lli woodsman, hi,s--/ace-was long and lean... Neithei\.liis mustache nor black hair had a streak of gray in i(. Though, grotesque, he was not without dignity. "You say you love my daughter, Marie," he shouted at Tommy, "and yet you would take the very bread from her father." Marie leaped between the two men. "Go on, Tommy," she cried, as he sprang forward. "Pop doesn't know what lie's doing." Frantically she leaped on the deck of the Molly, shoving her father back toward the hatchway. Tommy turned and swung sharply back down the pier. ; "Don't worry, Marie, I wouldn't hit your old man. But I'll tell you one thing, Bat La Porte, this is a free country. I've just as much ._.._.-,.. ..,„. .,_ ,,,.,., ..uiiinij. jiti; i_vtJllu y, 1 V (J JU51 ilS inilCtl 'Some difference between this right lo .be on this pier ns you, or l<> truck what freight I can gel. You don't own (he world." Bat made a scornful gesture. "Come, Marie. I'm not listening to that fellow ,-my more." E didn't answer. The cabin into which the two stepped down was small but clean. An oil lamp cast a friendly light over the nipper table. The fl,,or was covered with black and wnite linoleum, Hie wood walls were painted yellow and white Swiss curtains draped the three windows. At the opposite end of the room wns an alcove with a blue-denim covered studio couch in it which Marie used. A rocking chair stood beneath n corner lamp and three straight chairs were drawn up to the table. To the right was the bedroom where Baptiste and his wife slept. This side was the kitchen. Mrs. La Porle benl over the coal stove. A little tremor- passed through her substantial from., but she didn't look around. "Eat, I wish you'd K-ccp thai hatch closed. Were you fighlin? wijh Tommy Ryan again?" She j; fe=d the bacon. "Marie has little enough in her life as it is, ""ing on this old barge, without -cpm' Tommy from seein' her.- She's young and growin' and she's never known anything else in lite but canalboals!" Bat said nothing'. Marie walked across to the alcove'' and hung her hat and coat up in the' closet. "Don't worry, Mom." Her lips trembled. "Let's ialk about something else, I'm dog fired." Bat settled down in the rocker and reached for his pipe. "Eels not the barge, but those young men like Tommy Ryan, which make you weary. What you need is a nize, long sail to Canada. The Ice is breakin 1 and we'll be pul'.in' out soon.'' Mrs. La Porle banged the oven door. "I've Jj v ecl on H barge twenty years," she said wilh increased exasperation. "And I've learned that the men are the only ones who get any fun out of this life. It's scrub, wash, and cook for the women. I want Marie to have something more than that." She picked'up the evening paper and stuck it under Bat's nose. It had been opened at the society page. She pointed to the piclnro ot a girl. "Look at her, Lynda Marlin. She has all the advantages in Ihe world, and yet she is nol any better than your daughter. But she hasn't a stubborn father." A knock on the hatchway de- flcclcd Bat's retort. "Come in," he called. "Why H's Jerry McGwire." he exclaimed as a cop stuck his hc.-id through the opening. "I want to have a talk with you, Bat," he said. (To l!c Continued) ... tlED ALL 5UMMAH TER HOOK D1S EABV BUT HE FERQn r>AT HE WAS FOOUN' \V1F A NJQ.IHETS GOOD SPOKTSMA.NSHIP-- NO HOOK IM HIM, HE EON'T SUPPER... IF A FISH SCREAMED WHEN VUH HOOKED HIM YOU'D NEVER FISH TILL THEY CUT FROZE UP !M ' S1REAM-- VERV BAD SPOETSNVMJ- SHIPJ l^2iS^=rd r\ r^ \^St /!-*-v THE-FROZEM ASSET By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with MajorTloople E6AD, t MAY WAVE JUDGED %TuE'S GOT MY BROTHER HARSHLY— AFTER Vi GRfVNiO ' AULj JAKE IS P(3ES£NTlMG ME Jjf TEETH ~WITH A GREYHOUMD WHOSE !%& v\MV DON'T FORBEARS WERE THE. WVOO TRAll-' ' MAN tfWAR ARISTOCRACY OF H> HM TO THE CANINE KINGDOM.'—~ // BITE BILL THIS FELLOW SHOULD WIN V COLLECTORS? THOUSANDS IN PURSES OOVW, SCRAMWOLD/ 'JAKE, I-o* ^ HUH/ BET THAT }% GOOFY COULOM'T W, ABOUT BEAT AW jm, THAT IRON) *&> SMAIL.— MEBBE PROM TUB ( \ HE'LL. .LAWN TO </•-SHELL THE 6ARfvGE.'j{ ME A FEW NUTS . Mp FOR IT.' 'M,« W' -if 0 THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. AEG. U. S. PAT. Scralrlu-.s Should Nol. Be Disregarded; They May Lead lo Serious Infections BY OK. MORU1S ITSHREIN ' . Oner nn infection ol this type Editor. Jminuil of (lie .Amnrinn | has occurred, there is little to to Medical AssorbtiOTi, and of | gniiiril |,.v moderate methods of "Sficiii. (In- Jlcalth Magrane j treatment. It is absolutely neces- Anumg ihc most common of all sary lo remove the infection com- coiirillimis ntfortiiig (he fingers is,'plrlcl.i-. This means not only e vac the one culled a bone felon or j nation ol all of (he pus from the "runi-oniul." Usually the finger be-1 soft tissue?, nut. in sonic instances, comes infi'cicrt through a wound j allmv.ion t 0 the covering of the or Ihrnush damage to tiic skin In bone .is - xi ,\\ flieti it Is iiK<xsary some manner. to apply v .-ct dressings of hot null- In n rrrent series ol caws, the [srpUr, snlutlons for a long period first wns th- result of penetration i f° '"nfcc certain that Hie infection of tho ".ttanb bv a pier? of wire; I lr - brouzlit completely imrinr rcn- the s.-;or,(i. prneirsllon of the In-''""' Tcii-Puint Doe Killed FORT DAVIS, Tex. (OP)—Gabriel Snlcedo killed a doe during the hunting season, but Stale G.-iine Warden Tom-Hertford made n: arrest. The deer had horns. Salcerto basgcd tho animal ami found it to be a doe with 10- poiuterl horns, so Kedford termed it an "honest mislakc." Read Ccuricr News want, ads ciex flnaei vrith a safety pin; third, penetration of the iuciex finger with n nredie. Unlcs.-, this Is dnnc. it lr, possiblr tor the infection to spread »(> the hand and arm along the Atirr !hp jnm.iliiiT orcins. germs i " llr> of the lymphatics and 'o pro I urt. imo ihp R-OIIU:! and sst »P an ' dllco - a Bcneralhed Infection of the Infivlirn. tjsuiliy little iilt:r.tion ""'tie Ixriy. I U jr.'!:; in (lie injury until P»s lor- Ma-t c( us like to tiiitik that yr • n-.3i.ioii v,i-ans. Tiir-n Ihete is j nre hie fnoiijjh and strong cnonoli j two-Hills, isnsencss. iiiflaimr.atioo • to ctisn-isarri minor sccatelies of the jimd pain Home remedies are usu-;sktn or punctures of the soft Us-1 j ally applied, nidi as painting with ' siiej of the body, but It ts not ; various antiseptics, healins. b° r l=, safe to disregard any penetrating acid packs and similar treatments:-, injury because of the seriousness but frequently the condition be- j associated with generalized infec- ' intcptioii has penetrated to the; It h as i )( . nl dj s:overec i thai blue bone and | las hivolvcd tl« cover-r l.s !hr fn\o;it^ automobile color: hig of the bone. I wlth wt", ivliile ivonicit prefer red. Announcements The Courier News has been. formfi'.ly nulhorlzcd lo announce' the following candidacies for office subject to the action of the Demo- i [•ratio primary In August. Mississippi County Judge ROLAND GREEN Sheriff nnd Collector HALE JACKSON Treasurer R. L. (BILLY) GAMES I Par Second 7'erm) County and Vvobatp Clerk T. W. POTTER iFor Second Term) The Courier News has been RU- ; thorized to announce tho follow-' Ing candidacies for election nt Iho I Municipal Election, to be helrh April 2. j aitinlclpal Judge 1 DOYLE HENDERSON I IFor Second Term) i GEORGE W. BARHAM | Ciiy Clerk <] FRANK WHITWOETH \CHARLES SHORT City Attorney ROY NELSON

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