The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1940 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 12, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT 'The Scandinavian Kings . . Europe's "'Good Guys'! Blj^JHTiSVILMi: (AHX.) COURIER NEWS Helpful To Allies If Swedes Gel Tn FRIDAY, APRIL, 12, [Fuehrer May linvc Over- j taxed His Luck Johnson i Declares Haakou V'L It was Norway's King Haukoii Vll. brother of King Christian said to an American diplomat: 10 " fom ' **"- whl!c ' nm a my i lly THOMAS M. JOHNSON' ; Kl:A Service Military Wriler ] Hitler'.s dramatic invasion of Nor- j way is a supreme gamble. I He risks ihc advantage of his ; Miltfiiariiif and air btorkndi; of Hrlt- | j uiii oj) ihe outcome of a new until i rar-IUm» war. Time desperate I j clmm-i", appear, and if any prove ' j mischances, Miller may find he' • lifts ovf'il:iml Ills Napoleonic link. j r-'iiil Is Die- chum.'!,' lie took In I seizing wo.lern Norwegian ports. | a diru-i challeniii 1 to the world's ! greatest naval power. If thai power i .slifjuld prove superior to his owp i air po«'<-r, ihwi liis hold oa those 1 Norwegian ports is not worm n kii>|ieri:d litrrliiB. To maintiiln his hold tiiere, his invading troops arc dependent for the lime bcbg on a line of supply and reinforcement entirely by water routes through Hit Skauerrak and the North Sea. ! This route is exposed, long, and in _ j one poinl only 100 miles wide vha I OSLO HOLDS ' 'tr.K KEY That statement accurately reflects the rule of thb nnpular monarch! - - -*• . iw wm , "nd French ikon is in many respects the most statesmanlike of the Si-andi-1 ,,„.,„ German forces' on he Nor navmn lulers, patching up old quarrels between Norway and Sweden,' wcgi . ui co st c , b r| ,., k(1 , fr keeping his com. try neutral durliiR the first World War, trying lo steer j ., llcll „„ nmcd „., , oll(hw °"j 4 democratic in a Europe deluged by fascism, and finally en- , In . OIIgh No U) Gcn , "„" gulfed In a .second world war. • j i,^,. T | 1|U ^ lf _ (l ()lu jf_ l]l( , Hankon had a large Imiul in the chunking economic life of Norway,' Noi-weglnn „,.„„. t .. ul holilln-k lonp encouiaging greater industrialization, the extension of co-operalivos. - ruou »], the larger Gcminii" forces- When the war started Norway was one of the most, stable stales in landnV al Oslo Europe for Its size. , _ . ° ' - Kaakon is n thoroui-hgolni; sailor, served n long apiirenliceshlp In ,.:' ,' , , entering wedge the Danish navy. GreaVsl disappointment of his nnvy tl:iv.s was Him ,'iAl c ° n " llc - st ° r Norway. The he could never learn to chew tobacco like a tar. ' ° ls ,?" "f 1 ;"' hcltl; >'«l. Prom it runs u railroad which can Irans- t .^tfBk ~'* s ~-<a^. ~ -•>»•• "-«s»"pasjwsia»s Port lo the western Norwegian port,*; f .j#nHL "-Swata*. .s** ^S %mmS» large bodies of troops anil .supplies readily ferried over from. Germany to Oslo. And thai can be done' ns long as the British navy cannol force Ihe Kattegat enlrancc—an undertaking so desperately risky that it may not even be tried. If Hint could be accomplished, the Germans would nsk being cut off al Oslo. too. Then not even an Invasion of Germany would be utterly impossible. Whal Hitler gambles on there is lhal even If Ihe Franco-British ships forced their way into the Kattegat, his uir force, mines nnd 11 allies can break line, they can flick off German forces along coasf ond drive toward Germany. Norway inferior easy to defend -••semi-mountainous---m any rivers ond lakes. Swedish troop routes to Norwegian coast towns. Norway must hold Germans around Oslo to make possible (illicddfivc south. j'St.avunger ristionsandjig Sweden's Maginot Line! plmor .:-.-•• BALTIC SEA Supply line to German forces jiolding Norwegian ports. Judges Took'All Of Her Lip i POBLICIH GNFflR has boon (iubixHi, is nirmtlv atlraeling ultcntlon (coin points throughout the whole south, ami a tremendous attendun.-e Is expected, he sahl. , fighting in Norway could be protected by her so-called "Mtiglnot Line" across southern Sweden from Halmstad to Knlmiir. Swe- ucn's air force has 500 planes. But Sweden Is fur more vulnerable lo the German air force than she would have been to the nus- sinn, and .she would nol go lo war wilh Russia to save Finland. She ditl send Finland so much equipment that her own .slocks arc nt tilt 1 moment low. So low, jier- haps, that she musl succumb '"to another Hitler-Stalin squeeze play SOUTI1KUN FIIONT Rumania, on the other hand, nets ,„,.,„„,,,„ , 0 .„,,.. . •.—.•"- as if she would resist such a play. siibmaimes would have (nkcn si.'cli [t it s i! 0 ,,i ( i h . >'•>' of them that his German battle fleet could cope with them ami tried, nnd perhaps even if It Ls not, the allies will perhaps even .bent none, Britain would be knees. HOW LONO CAN NOUSE AKMY 1101.1) In this race against lime, u • second stop watch is held by Ihc Noiwegiaii army. How long can il I Oslo? The country there Is .semi- sc |r ! mountainous, studded wllli lakes ' ' I and rivers, much like Finland, mil the defenders, though brave as ihc Finns, arc fewer nnd less ready F.ven ir the entire Norwegian m my coulil be concentrate:! there,,' make strenuous efforts to get Ttif- I tlal |;|, v | 0 joj,, (I,,,,,, j n wm . ()n Q el ._ on iu«. mnu y. or n (, \ fs sl to allow them'to i send, ships and troops through the | Dardanelles lo Rumania. That would make possible simnl- lancous attack., on German llol . th lliul smlth . Also Christian ,\" fiiistav V from ml hl forces, or even Trance it- U'ilh terrific finality, stalemate is ended. It may \x only u .short step from Oslo lo Armageddon. llonc.s Identify Missing Scliliv its regulars would total only about I I'ARIS tUPi—A skeleton, lo 2a.OQ[;. Its more slowly-moblll7ed! which still was attached a Biilish . That has'been Christian's habit, mixing with hts poorest subjects as he ambled about the capital. Six nnd one-half feet, a broad- shouldered erect figure at 70, Christian Is n familiar sight to liis people. He is the tallest monarch. On assuming the throne just 2ti years ago at the death of his father he sent, a brief message to insufficiently trained reserves identity disc bearing Hie name and 'ewer than 100,01)0. with scan-! unit of a man who was posted u« ,,..,,,,. i - misery. Norway's efforts lo: "missing" in the World \v.r w.i w_ai on his doorstep as he nears! reiiriii have been turdy. though found by workmen whil- C-:.:V.MI- s oS^pr^^m^t SS5 ' K1U1! a " slftr V OI 8 ^ tal """I" without guards agnln in the streets of the picturesque Copenhagen. the tie . 'I m , T monarch iisli ruler Is In Europe— •Jiui among Ihe most active. Ascending the Ihrone on Dec. 8. 1007. on the death of his fatlier. CJuslnf canceled the elaborate ceremonies saying "the money can lie spent more usefully elsewhere." That attitude has been Ihe key to liis policies ever since. can purchases. She has at most in France. The soUUer probably 200 nhplanes. and German bombing alone through. may smash a way SWEDEN ALSO Ki;v F.VCTOK If the German air force proves ns ilevnsliiliiig ugnliLsl Norwav us it proved against Poland. .Norway's ,._ .„ Two things have made Gustaf i n "'- v h0|>c ' lln ' 1 lhL ' allies best hope, the people, saying. "I hope you "M'ctolly popular, ids ability toj" 1ixy be Swetleu. Her urmy inus keep Norway out of the first World S "' or -S lh (1 'at Noiway's lacks, prob- When Die war broke out. in wlll show me Ihe some confidence ind respect ns you gave htm." Denmark did precisely that. Christian's road has 'been dim-. „ .... „„. „,„„<.. uu( . „, IBli cull since Ins accession. His crown-1 Gt'slaf Immediately declared Swe- mg achievement came in 1920 <!en would be neutral -ind he when, mounted on a white horse,, Brought about ihe historic meeting lie rode across the frontier into at Malma of the three Scamii- SchlESwig, which had been re- navian monarchs was killed by a shell which caused n tre::ch to collapse on him. The lush lips that Dorothy Steffan, of St. Louis, is wrapping arounrl that pearly smile are the 'loveliest lips in the Mississippi valley.'' So said judges at a recent St. Louis beauty show in which contestant, wore nv^lf Dell News Koyal Service rioKi~.ini C.'fven at Dell Meeting Fourteen members of the Woman's Missionary Union of the Celt Baptist church.antl.o.ic guest, Mrs. Boyles, met lor ti Royal Service program Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. C'lyde Smith. Mrs. M. VV. Lewis gave the devotional which was followed with sentence prayers. Mrs. P. H. Gill was in charge of the program, "Steadfast in the Homeland." At the ope.'iing of the program. Mrs. Allen Hardin and Mrs. C. A. Smith entered with the Christian and United States flags while the group sang "America". "Early Witness in the Homeland" was the subject discussed by Mrs! Gill alter which Mrs. Whaley spoke on "Home Mission Beginnings". After Mrs. Gill sang a solo, "Faith of Our Father" the following program was presented: "Changing Conditions in the Homeland" uy Mrs, Prank; "Unchanging Need in the Homeland," by Mrs. John Hardin; "Southern Baptists Steadfast in Home Missions" by Mrs. C. A. Proceeds from the program will i Smith; "Indian Association" Injo into the fund for the student I Mrs. Allen Hardin; "Good Neivh- handllooks which will be distribut- bors" by Mrs. C. H. Downs. shows potential high spots in Ihe Allied-German clash in Present Talent Program Tonight At High School A varied musical program will ic presented at the annual talent iiiphL program tonight at 1;30 o'clock at the high school auditor- urn. The ailair is being sponsored New Releases Prepared, Conlacls Made with • .Various Iradc, Magazines A flood of ncw.s material is Ijeins; released daily by the publicity committee oi the NiUlonal Collon I'ick- ii:i! Association to trade papers nnd farm journals llirongliout the Hi- tire cotton holt telling of the Na- lional Colton Picking Contest lo lie held in Hlytheville Kept. 2^-24. il «'.is anr.oimccd by Don Bdwards, vice jiresident of the association. The tjenefil.s to Ihe cotton industry Dial will uci-nie from Ulis biK event are ucing lorccfully pointed out, as well as Hie fact that the National Cotlo.'i Picking Association is a non-profit organization formed by representative Blylheville businessmen lor OH; purpose of maUnx Ami'dcit more "Cotton Conscious". The Cotton Trixk' Journal iti Now Orleans; Cotton Digest, published In Houston; Farm & Cotton News. Memphis; Cotton, Atlanta; Fibre & Fabric, Cambridge, Mass., are among the trade publications which will carry news stories on '.he con- ! test. i "Through outlets sucn «•; these. I In addition to a selected list of ' daily and weekly newspapers throughout the cotto.i hell nnd' sev- Our Family's WHISKEY RECIPE Hariy /:. Wilkfn Tti •r (lie Student Council school. of the Sign the New Register at the Ritz ed to the incoming freshmen next fall. After the group had been dismissed in prayer by Mrs. Burns. The profjram which has been ar- llle hostess served a salad plate, inecd is as follows: vocal-'"solo,' . Tlie " C)(t meetinjwill be at the nobby Ann Purvis; trio, ."The Wind Kin! thi' Rain In Her Hair" nnd "What, Do You Mean by Loving Somebody Else", Bobby Ann Purvis. Wanda Fisher and Mildred Muir; piano medley, Jean. Bonz- lund; vocal solo. Evelyn ShiMcy; vocal solo, Wanda Fisher. ; church Monday, Apr. 22. Now It's "Shoelrirlun" PORT WORTH, Tex. I UP) _ .Southwestern shoo repairmen coined a word recently in renaming theirs organization/ The new Utle is "Texas-^Soulliwcstcrn . Associa- Vocal solo. "Chine" and "What's tibn of Shoetriciaiis." The "shoe- thc Matter With Me?" Herman trician" inline was chosen al n rePosey: reading. Mildred Muir; CC nt session here which ciecWed to mi solo. "Al Desch March". C11 || a convention Sepl. I and 2 in George Hubbard; pinno .solo. Fort Worth lo extend membership "When You Wish Upon a Slur". | 0 olhej . s |,, ,j, B lcalher-worki::{; Rilly Sclnnuck; trombone solo. "I'm craft Getting Sentimental Over You". Boh Douglas. • Vocnl sola. "Just A Memory" and "My Reverie", Betty Jenn Hill; violin solo. Olga Johnson; vocal solo, "Beautiful Dreamer", Carllyn Hood; accordion solo, "Two Guitars", Joe Evrard; piano solo. "LlcbcsHnwn". Mnrjorie Stevens. • know of its presence." Mr. Edwards said. "Likewise, we irant to .sell the fact thai our organization Is nol putting this contesl on for what we can get out of it for ourselves, but for whal it will do for the cotton industry as a whole and tor Mississippi County and Arkansas in particular," Mr. Edwards added. In addition to the list of Irade papers, farm journals ami daily and weekly neuspapsrs receiu news stories, national news mnga-! zincs such as Time and Newsweek! have been sent full particulars on j the contest. Preliminary steps were j ( "' taken today to get Life, nationwide 1 HflUSe Across the Bay" picture magazine, to cover the con- Also Scl , c(cil shnr(s test and photograph it in detail. . "Major manufacturers of products I affiliated in Ihe cotton industry j will be awakened to the fact that' our National Cotton Picking Contest is not jiLst n one-lime proposition," said Mr. Edwnrds. "We waul them to know that by participating | in this nationally-publicized event i they will help us stimulate (he business of Ihe industry as n whole, ami bring some hlg benefits to themselves." I "We are now making plans to obtain a complete broadcast of the contest over a coast-lo-coast hookup 1 of one of the major radio list- works. If we are successful hrdoing this it will bring the contest, to ; the attention of the forty million rn- liio listeners there are ii! America," j he added. "This would be an ad-j veitisemenl for Blythevllle and the j colton business that couldn'l he ! bought." | "Everyljody'.s Party", ns the con-1 Friilay, April 12 425 Good Ileasins You Should Attend the KiU Ceo. ftafl & Joan lieniieH SATURDAY \ «Q A SONG-HIT ON HIS UPS... ^ I- \^ ft LULIABY IN tITHER FISTl ' WAITER CATlRTv. ED 680PHY la rLlr tl Cksr!l. tltlil AUo Comedy & Serial SIJNDAY-SIONRAY Martha Rayr* Cnaifeftugglesj Rend Otmcr Nnw.i turned to Denmark after 56 years under German rule. Since then he had guided Denmark through depression, and worked to counter increasing pressure. On his olst birthday he decorated for bravery by Win- and his drive for n new and | ably tDO ' 0t> '"en ready, wcll-lriiincd stronger Scandinavia. " 1Hl wcll-i'tuiippcd by the famous Hofors munitions works, which! makes some of the world's best anil-1 aircraft and anti-tank jjniis. i I Sweden has some 400,000 reserves. I Her troops could reach Oslo quickly ) by rail. Her navy could make much licuble lor Germany in lh c Sknger- rak and KiUtcgat. whose castein shore Is dominated by Swedish coastal batteries al Gothenburg, The rear of Swedish troops French government for his active work in the rescue of a. French Caught. beUvcn (he allies and Germany, he has striven desperately to keep Sweden neutral again. 8 Nazi D ° ct °rs call Guslar the "mira- |cle" king. Ncnring 82. l le j s ., ,;,. markable specimen of health engages in many athlelic activities. His favorite sport is tennis He is the only athlete of royal blood Cattou Seed STONEVILLE 2B Experiment Station Tests Prove Ii To Be B«l Money Value C'oUon For M I s s I R s i [M I i fJounly We li*ve a limited supply of IftcKR scctl which .ire (hfi. from I'dilt- ETccrt Stoncvllle - IS lio^glii tl^iori trom the broetler. U was grown nn local fanns and Its vwrlij is iinurcd Tiy asicetnl snitptvision and strictest serration in )ij,inlin^ v pirkliiE arid ginning. Hoi fresher ami purer seeil now—-we wUl t>e glad to tnUp for ymir seed or yftn «v\y oMntn these <tcllnte<l rfeeJ for S2.F>[> p{- r hnnrtrcrt. RED TOP GIN ,,. the steamer wre:ked oil the coast of ever to hold a Greenland. . ship. national champion- Shoulders Inside Hibs Al one time tortoises had only an armor-plated skin. Tills heavy armor gradually settled down to the ribs and spine, and later became welded lo Ihem. The tortoise now has its shoulders inside of Us ribs. J. L. GUARD Optometrist Only Graduate 0|itomc- Irist In Rlvlhi>vlllc. OI.issr.5 Killed Correctly \ NU-WA Laundry-Cleaners Phone 180 For Prompt Laundry and Cleaning Service Why Drive a SHABBY CftS? )!o proud of yaur car jiml j, r iiin I ho ndded respect of others. Our c.vpt'rt repair men will fct 1 Iinppy In give vntt :in i',slitn;i!r. Body Dented? Fenders Bent? Class Broken? Then See Us Today! Wfi'U, SIAKK YOUK CAR LOOK LIKE N'KW AT VKKY LITTLK COST TO YOU. PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. 5th ,5- Walnut Phone 810 WED., APRIL 17th Hiwav (ii Grounds -FARMERS DAlWHIfR Also C'onieily A- News Cc iiliiiiioiis siiou Sunday Coining to flic Rltz: "Young Tom Edison" "Star Dust" "Grapes of Wrath" "Seventeen X Y £ FRl. & SAT. Kriifrrw of Ihe Koyal Mnlinlctl in "Danger Ahead" Also Comcily A: New Serial "Dtrk Tracy's G Men" Until S o'clock All Children Under 10 Yrs. Ohl Sr. SUNDAY-MONDAY With Huge IVitd-Aniraal and Real WILD WEST.. Qals WotvfcA St-.ow cl Ute rinil'iii Hut ttaiMriltl Eilaliuaul BiliJ <t Ecjaiatai itiB An) OlHi drcui ia lit Unsuipassed ArcnicCliainpiott!; • Ama^iny Trained Animals • Marvelous Horse Show • Tons ol Elfphsnis . Clowns Galofe . . . Oeori Optn «l t * I P.M Adulls Now Onlv v „., „„ Children Under'12 15c ^£^L ANEW -^--'j|/jpy (G UNIVERSAL POURE /*' lo All Children 5c up to 5 o'clock. Also Comedy A- Xews ' LISTEN TO KU3N 11:00 ».m. —1Z:45 p.m. —4:30 p.m. Blytheville-Sunday, April 14th BIG BARBECUE, BEGINNING 9 A. M. Fairgrounds 2 P. M.—50 Mile Race—$175 Cash Prizes ADMISSION 25c-FREE PARKING-NO EXTRA CHARGE

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