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February 28, 1940

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Man With Job To Do "Appeaser" Seen Transformed Into "Iron Man" Of Britain Now BY MILTON BRONNER NEA Strvlce Staff Correspondent LONDON, Feh. 28. — The "appeasing" Neville Chaniberlnln, nround whose head often stormed criticism for his "vaccinating," has long flnce liardened In the lires I of wai\ A new "Iron Man" Chtun- Berlain Is emcrBinB—and Britons love it. .When Oie prime Mlnlslor recently spolje.at Birmingham, lie described his dlsillusloninenL wllh Adolf Killer ns a man who had "shattered nny fnlth In his pledged word," and declared (he Allies were steeled lo win the war, he was cheered to the rafters, " So don't make nny mistake about, It—wartime Brltnln Is lie Ing governed 100 per cent hy n mighty 'tough old man — mentally iind physically—in the person of 70- year-old Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. And don't make another mistake —Chamberlain is going to continue • (o be Prime Minister just as long' a~s he desires, " The twists of his jwptilnrity curve nre among the most striking in the history of British public men. In September, 1938, when he came back from Munich, he was n popular hero. The thing that stuck in people's minds was that Germany and Britain had been very close to war and -that Britain was totally unprepared for armed conflict. If Hint period saw the zenith qf his pull with Ihe crowd, March, 1939. saw its nadir. All ihc fair promises of Munich were swept away. Chamberlain seemed a doomed stalcsmsn. WOOL IS. NO LONGER OVER HIS 1JYES The iron entered Chamberlain's soul .and from that time on lie was a changed man. A man of honor, himself, ho hurt Implicit? trusted that what Hitler said Hitler meant. When he fotmci he hail been 'deceived, Hitler entered into Isis' black book. Prom lhal lime on Chamberlain worked (o prepare Britain for war, if war must come. When he said Britain would light if Poland was attacked, he Jiicnnl it. That's where Ribben- Irop, Nazi Foreign Minister, fooled -his boss. He told Hitler Britain would, not go to war. Having . taken Brilnin into the war, Chamberlain has been \vork- fng overtime over since.-, Let's take n peep at famous No. JO Downing Street" where the Prime Minister lives with liis good-looking wife and where he carries on Hie big business of waging war lo n finish with Nazi Germany. It is a three-story, rather sn.ua.1, brick house with no outer pretension to style at all. There arc slin- pl.v thousands of houses In London which look something like it. Its one main outstanding feature is that with No. 1I-—quarters lo Hie Chancellor of the Exchequer—it is Ihc only residence in short Downing Street. ONLY .CASUAL GUARD AT NO. 10 In striking contrast lo the hundreds of guards that surround Hitler's chancellery. No. 10 Downing Street has only one guard, a solitary policeman on duty oulsUli the door. And inside there arc only a couple of blue-coated dooi keepers. The Premier breakfasts about 8 o'clock. Then for a spell, he read? personal letters, glances througl all the London papers to sec what they are saying and dictates letters which arc most important. That through, sun or rain, he usually goes for a brisk walk i: St. Jame's Park with Mrs. Chamberlain. Birds and flowers are Ihc hobbies of this iiisii who often seems lo have no poetic .strain in him. From then on. except at luncl and dinner, Mrs. Chamberlain Ma\ not see the Premier again. Hi ROCS to his office in No. 10 ant works steadily. His ministers' al h»vc almost immediate access lo him in the forenoon and so do the high officers in charge of Brills! war efforts. Al 1:30 he lunches, usually alone with his wife. If Parliament is no .in session, he then goes back to hi' private office. If Parliament is sit ting. 2:30 finds him on the c.ov ernmcnt Front Bench. Very oftei Parliament sits until quile "laic a night. When that is the ca.sc the 1'rc mi" | 5 apt to dine in the HO-.K or Parliament. When he finally does go back lo his official home he works at state papers until midnight, sometimes even later WBUNKSDAY, FEBKUAIU' 28, 1940 Not the famous umbrella of "appeasement" days—but the doorman's huge bumbwshoot protects Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain »K Britain's "mighty tonsil old man' 1 enters No. 10 Downing Street, Brenda's No Dark Filly In Gotham's Glamor Girl Stakes i-: noss NEW YORK. Feb. W. — That Third Term Question may remain IP In Ihe air, but around Turk Yvonne there is no doubt but Ihat irenda Fra/.lcr still holds office as he First lady o[ Cnfe Eocluty. Ul efforts lo supplant her have tolled, lo Ihc chagrin of press igenls and doting debutante. 1 ,. Bmxla'.s term as No. 1 Glamor ".in around here automatically .-luled last New Year's Eve and .lew candidates came forward for ihe much-covcled honorarium. There wns Mary A. Steeie, who is lull and blonde, and 1'ntrlcia PlunkeH. who is lull ami blonde, ind they ran well ahead of Ihe others. In fact, they raced to a photo finish in the annual duliulsinlc •wecpstakcs. But even the negative wns Inconclusive, because iomewhcic in Ihe picture, n dark horse was shown to be forging ahead of (he others. Or should l say n dark filly, who happened.,, to .be Breuita, Involuntarily, ciitcvwl'ln the debutante race far v l|?w£;li'. looks ns if that girl is soiiig lo 'be liie glamor belle until she weds, a step .she is reported to have '''Contemplated several limes, without result. At (lie moment, Brcnda. is sunning herself In Nassau, which Is why photos of her ngiilnst a i-ebr.i- jtrlpcd background nt El Morocco white tablecloths at the Stork, :ire rallier scarce. But her absence Joes not seem to have given Mary or Putricia any particular ailvan- tiige. They Just cnn't hope lo be the Dcbiilnnte of Ihc Ycur while Breiuln prefers to remain single. Poor girl, she's go! to be glamorous whether she likes il or not TA1.KNT SCOU'fl.NCi •SHOULD RKGI.V AT 1IOJ1C Gus Edwards has discovered mr>rc ioollight satellites than anyone else m the song and dance world. But .10 always will me the day when ac failed to .spot in his own hov.se- lioW one of the brightest slurs on ;he immediate horizon. To (his day. he blushes when he recalls the time, about el^ht years ago. when his aciolesmil niece, Joan Edwards, approached him about a career on the singe. Probably the fad that Joan wo.s born and educated in Ihe hcarl oi New York influenced Uncle Gus. None of his proteges .stemmed from the Big Town and he was firm in the belief thut stars dici not rise in Ihe metropolis. So he counselled her laclfnlly thnl. she should study to lench music in high •school! Joan obediently enrolled nt Hunter College for such a lifework, but while she inufrlciilntcd things became economically uncertain nt home. 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