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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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PAGE FOUB THE BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS res oorantR NKWS co. H. W. HAINZ8, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL'P. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Arkwuac D*UI«, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Qkteboa* City, Memphis. Every Afternoon Except Sunday Enttrtd as second "class matter al the post- office »t BIytheyille, Arkansas, under act of Cou- gresa, October », J817. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cirrtw In the City of Blythcville, I5c per week, or $5c per month. By mall, within n radius of 50 miles, $3.oo per year, fl.Sfl lor'six months, 75o for three months; by mgil In postal aones two to six Inclusive, f6J>0 per year; hi zpnoi seven and eight, 510.00 per year, payable In advance. Alaska Is Like Norway Travelers have often noted how liko that of Norway is the scenery of Alaska. They have noted (lie same general remoteness, the same sparec population, the Kimie fjords lending up to quiet little towns nestling in pockets between mountain and sen. Yes, travelers have rigrml, Alaska is like Norway. The ridiculous case with which Ger• man troops seized all important Norwegian ports leads one to wonder how much farther the similarity to Alaska could be carried, Thq Norse were anight flat-footed. They didn't expect to be invaded without warning. They believed that the existence of the world's largest licet, 500 miles closer to Narvik than the German, made it impossible. But careful advance planning and an utter lack of scruples nullified Norwegian defense, plans, if any. Sudden appearance in (he Inn-bora <jf lioslilc warships and infantry probably brought in on merchant ships in disguise caused such negligible defenses as there were to melt away like snow under Hie spring sun. At Narvik, lor instance, Norwegian land troops present were unable to do anything more as the German troops marched in than to say "How do you do?" and then fade quietly out of the picture without firing a shot. Narvik is 200 miles north of the Arctic. Circle, Every Alaskan port of importance, ..ts'ome, Anchorage,. JvuWu,, are far south of, that. Sitkiu is <I50o' mjles, Scward 1900 miles from their military command post, San Francisco. Narvik is only JOOO miles from important British bases. - First, lesson for the United Stales in tt)e Norwegian invasion is that any country interested in seizing Alaska would not wait for a declaration of wtr. It would bo prepared in advance. If military forces in Alaska arc no more alert, no more ready than those of Norway, defense would be impossible. The presence of a flccl 1900 miles away is shown to be no protection at all except for a bitter nml costly recapture. With such warnings written in blood across Scandinavia, the United Slates would be negligent indeed to fail (o strengthen Alaskan garrisons and defense measures lo a point where any such quick seizure-would be unattractive to anyone who might at some future time consider it. Mmlca I Mdling-Pol While the German legions were in the very act of invading Norway and Denmark, an odd little demonstration was being given in Cleveland. Erich l.einsdorf, Austrian, was directing a Metropolitan Opera performance of "Tannhaensor," an opera by (lie German, Wagner. Singing were Kirslcn Flag.stad, Norwegian; Laiiril/, llelchior, Dane; Kcrstin Tliorbnrg, Swede; Herbert Jan.ssci), Gorman; Alexander Kipnis, Kimian; and Arnold (Ja- Itor, Hungarian. Man can be international in music, arl, and literature. But when he comes lo politics ho reverts to a much more- primitive nationalism. Would there be greater harmony, do you suppose, if every country liretl ils political leaders and appointed orcheslra loaders in (heir places? Unnatural Trade Once again (he War God steps up to fhc cash register and plays a time of dislocation. United States invest incuts of $221,000,000 in Scandinavia are jeopardized by the German invasion. In January and February the United Slates ship- lied $1)0,018,000 worth of goods to those countries, and received $H,9<15,000 worth in return. That trade, for the present at least, is gone. If is possible that Britain will call on the United Slates for some farm products formerly obtained from Denmark. Bui in general Mars lias again narrowed the trade iicld. With every such restriction, the necessity is all the greater to maintain and increase domestic buying power. Self-conlainmeut is not a goal lo be desired but under present circumstances it is increasingly a necessity to be faced. Mtm am have anything he wams._Dr diaries P. Kcltering. General Motors research wizard. Horn d( j Parole The hors d'oouvi-e is hors de combat. Midwest hotel men are rushing to the aid of those myriad Americans who have sprained their ? tonsils ..trying lo make'something of that wordvHOKS D'OIOUVKl'; when the hostess 'goes around with the [ray of gimcracks before the party really gels going. The hotel men offered a prize for a new word to lake the place of Hie 1'Vcnch verbal concoction that lias proved a pronunciatory Waterloo to so many Americans. The best they could get was "apileascr." So Americans, with their usual inventiveness in matters of language, will probably continue to say, "H C y, Alayme, pass over » few of them little gadgets on llic I ray, willya?" SO THEY SAY Wo .slndl i,oi provide jobs for Ihe worker ol Aincnni . . . until Ihe dark legr-nd aguil)sl American business is destroyed.—Wendell Will- kic, utilities executive. A liolitical parly, like any voluntary rrgamwi- lion. has the right lo protect ils members trom ptiblrc exposure lo conlompi, prejudice or -m- I:iuonkm.-Ro s er llnUhvln. Civil Liberties Union director. (ARK.)' COUniER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1940 SERIAL STORY K. 0. CAVALIER BY JERRY BRONDFIELD "Now I know why Mom tells me lo JHI! my hand over my mouth wlien I yawn." ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson RIVET HEATER, WiLKES-BARRE, RA-, WHILE WALKING* OM XX SIX-INCH WAS STRUCK THE FALLING BODY OF WATER. BOV STANLEY RITJZLE/ HE AAAIIMTAINED HIS BALANCE AND CARRIED THE BOV To SAFETX COffl. tWO B-( HM SCfWCC, INC, TOMS, OF= WERE -AIR-EXPRESSED """"•' S.AN FRANCIS<JQ INI IS73O. , f\S^ (&&(%& \ fS^~1' M ; ^S-U. S.PAT. OfF. ^ Is A NEAP TIDE OMF5 THAT IS OR. ANSWER: Neap lidos avo Die lowest litlcs of the lunar monlh. ouwnng.at the first and' third quarters o£ the moon. __ NEXT: A high ana low in b;isebai!. OUT OUR WA •'' K ' Willi " ms ON'T WAN! ANYTHING RI6HT MOW ....TWO, SIX--VOU GO AHEAD, t WANT TO FIGURE WHAT CHANCES ARE OF-WINNING ON THIS PUNCH GOOD SOSH! HE'S GOMMA GET FREE LUMCH AM'-AM' A PROFIT NOU SEE IF HE DON'T--THIS SUDDEMLY I'M RESIGNED TO MY FATE--MY LOV£ OF FOOD OVERPOWER'; MV BUSINESS SENSE- THA.T'5 NATURE BUILCTN ME UP PER LABOR-WHY,EVERY TIME X SMELL A BAKE SHOP T LOSE HEAD-SO" mi me««,,JUvitt<. Minister Joins Colors, Wife Takes Over Pulpit II'SWITCH. E.i B . <Ul'._'n,c con- SieBHtion ol Taeket siveet Congregational church. l|Kwiidi, were lot deprived of thr-ir Sunday ser- nnn IJCCTIIS elhe paslor h'ul -joined I up." Mis wife .siibsliiutcd for him and completely "stole Ihe picture." Mis. O. I). Wiles. II,,: pil r.,oil' S wife, did not slop (or lengthy words. She told simply ; ,,,d gi-a|ih"- I ically to .some 300 fnsi-iiwlcrt listeners—mostly woincn-.';lic slory of llic Prattigal Son. and lurne:! it lo;i(Toi!ijl by encouraging mothers to wail i-ontidcnlly for the return o( their sons and husbands from tin- present crisis. I'IUsl,mi;h [/.K'liS IlllllSlllg t'l'ITSUUHGH (DPI — Sixly-livE per cent of the families in Pilts- burghfl sub-standard areas art living in overcrowded dwellings and a housing .shortage is b2com- ini; prcvalc;:l throughout the entire metropolitan arcix. Ihe Pittsburgh Housing Association has rc|x>rlcd. .. vui i, i.inkinK wtr IVHJ- riloiie Ilii- v.'.i-M.i'ni •1'l'k ivhrii Ilif \urllUTM llrlli- IN inick li>- iiimtlirr vrssl'l. Kddlu ilnlien li> « tlvi . IHT. A Jiuirii mive -' • Ov< ' r ""' '"•"' l :1 ">' ll i» U. J.MI.I. Wlicn Kc Kcrx <(l JllK e*, Vnl kli» JI»ninir:,rtU. XIV CAVALIER neve thought he could yell as loud he did. "Man ovorrrboarddd!" The cry was taken up favlhci down deck and again tho wailing bias I of (he Nbrlhern Belle's v/hlstle sounded o\ r cr the wind. Carney MacGregor was first to reach hfm. "It's Val!" Eddie yelled. "Just as I got to her : wave washed her overboard." Barney's face went white "Searchlight, port astern!" he shouted. An instant laler a silvei shaft of light swung into the sea "Lifeboat No. 4!" MacGrcgoi bawled. . "All hands aft!" "There she is!" Eddie shouted hoarsely, as Ihe searchlight picked up a while face that sudden]} bobbed up on (op of a big rol 30 yards out. "Thank God we were reversing the engines when she went over," MacGregor yelled. "Otherwise she wouldn't have a chance." Then to Ihe men. "Lively does if!" he roared. Val's face disappeared from sight and Eddie Cavalier felt as if n battering ram had hit him in the stomach. ' I" a split setoiul lie had lorn his shoes oil and mounted the rail with a life preserver. He tossed Ihe cork ring as far as he could and (hen plunged over the rail after it. The cold water gave him a terrific shock. Eddie held his breath lightly mid fought his way toward the surface. He struggled clear just when it seemed he'd never get lo the top. He gulped a big mouthful of air and looked around. J'The crazy, bUthcrin' fool!" MiicCrogor roared. "Now we've got two o' Ihem to fish oul instead o' one." Barney cursed and limbed into thn lifeboat that was eins lowered from its elavils. • « * J£DDIE was a strong swimmer, but as he struck out toward QVK BOARDING HOUSE »iil, Major HoorJc -,H E OLD BOY SEBMsV SLICE OF WE, HAPPY AS fV CAT lt^ THE ^ iierrrwf (iiffM 1 ^!^ pp'--^ A ,"^^W(;53f^5 llic spot he had last seen Val, he never thought anything could bo as lough. Every rolling sea that broke over him left him fighting helplessly until he learned the secret of riding (ha great waves and resting as he slid down the other side. It seemed like an eternity until he reached that spot. He tread water furiously. His arms felt like lead. Off (o his right he sow her ngairt in (he brief second the searchlight Played back and forth. She had recovered consciousness, but he knew she must be loo weak to struggle much longer. It was a matter of seconds, probably. He had to reach her before she went under again or it might be too late. Eddie lunged toward her. The rain beat in his face and blinded what little vision he had in the solid depths of the water. Then the searchlight picked them both up and he breathed a silent prayer. At least he could see where lie was going navr. "Hold on!" he shouted. "I'll be there in a second!" He doubled if she could hear. The look on her face drove him to one last frenzied effort. He (ook a final look" at her ilruggling feebly, as he hit the top of a wave. It carried him deep nlo the trough with her. She had already slartcd lo sink from sight when he caught a hiind in her oilskins. He tread water while he lumped with the heavy garment. He had lo gel that off her before lie lid anything else. The dead weight vould be enough lo pull them bolh down. Once she was freed of Hie en- umbrance he grabbed her under lie chin with one hand and started wimming toward the life pre- ervcr floating a few yards away. It it had been another yard he icvcr would have made it. He vas completely spent when he grabbed hold of Ihe bobbing circle <md hung on. lie hoped he had trength left lo maintain his grip mtil (hey got lo hint. He shifted lis grip on V<il cautiously until he mally sot an arm around her. It had taken them an awful long imc lo swing that boat over the idc, he thought. HaK-chrikcd, COPYRIGHT, 104O. NEA SERVICE, INC. blinded by water, he could ECO i them fighting their way toward • him. The heavy Eca },ad carried Val and himself a good way from Ihc ship, j "Keep fighlin'!" h c could hear j Barney yelling from Ihe bow of llic boat. "Ifaiiu on, hid!" f Keep fighting , . . j, anj! Oll | sure , . . easy to say ... but what ' was lie going to hnna on W j|h . . . dictn't have any arms left . can't let go, though. Can't! There they were . . . 40 feel ... 20 ... Eddie closed his eyes and fagged against the side of (he boat. Strong arms reached down and dragged them over the .=Me Then every Ihing went black 'for Eddie Cavalier. R5GHT OR WRONG ABOUT PEOPLE Why Arc the Public Schools Emptier? Kv I\/\V\1 l\ t r *¥ni. ... he opened his eyes an ' 1 hour later he looked up inl.i Dufly Kelso's frightened /ace. Ed--» die never had seen Dully look so VI funny before. Ho smiled wanly. ' 'I thought you were seasick" he cracked wealdy. ••, \ "Sick?" snorted Pop Grimes. \ When he heard what was hap- i pemng, he ran up jmtl down deck and was frightened out of it" Eddie frowned. "What am I doing in bed?" "What'ro you doing in bed!" Duffy Kelso was up lo par again. Here you go swallowing half the Pacific ocean and nil-tin 1 with pneumonia, at least, and you ask what are you doing in bed. Sometimes I think I'm runnin' ;i kin- : dergaHen instead of managing (he next middleweight champ " , :; Pop nodded. "That's right kid •• You shipped a lot o' water out (here. We had an awful time rolling it oula you once wrj got you on board. What a beating you musla look." Pop drew Ihe covers up around Mdie's neck. "H was a fool stunt,fi kid, but we're proud o' you.-?! She d of drowned, sure, if yon hadn't been there to hold her up « i till help came." f; "Is she okay?" Ecldie muttered, t 'Yeah, sure. She's fine," £n id ; Pop. "Swallowed a lot of the wet 51 stuff, same as you did, and prob'ly ' was scared halt (o death, but she'll snap outa it by morning. That : dame's got plenly of Hi 1 old } Moxic." Eddie nodded. "She put up n batllc out (here until i reached her. I could see it in her face" Pop grinned. "Talk about a ;'. battle. MacGregor tells me Ilicy '•'.. just about had to use a crow-bm- '.. on your hand, you had such a |'f death clutch on that dame. You f* weren't going lo let go, come whal !' may." i "No," said Kddio; "No, I giii'^ : I wasn't." " '• (To lie Continued) } County Looks for Owner < Of 107-Year-OId By DOXA1.1) A. I.AIKI) I'll. !>., Scl. 11. In many communities nowadays (here Is space lo waste in the school buildings, in ii, c big cities, some school buildings are not being used at all. in other phices. many rooms are not used. This is somethhiK which makes profession,!I pessimists hc-licve the U. S. is dying out. As a mutter of fuel, Ihc less heavily populated school buildings mean nothing of the sort, Here is (he true, inside irdorma- .ion on this puzzling; situation: /Viien Die American "soldiirs rc- .urncri from the first World War. hern was a marriage rush, ihc lite >f which has never been seen be- orc or .since. And as night follows day, there •VRS a tremendous jump in births n !!>20. when nearly half a mil- ion more youngsters were liorn h.-in in ordinary years. The year Before and after this also hu;l a: 1 . :biionmil number of "war babies." When 1823 rolled around, school 'ward's ro;-.sctiuently. were faced j with around a million additional I beginninc: pupils lo educate, required new buildings. School boards didn't iraji-w this dig bulge in ;>ew pupils just, n temporary situation, so Ihey built fur too many school rooms. So you see. empty school rooms are a symptom (hat IS and 20 years ago more school rooms were built than were needed for n normal population. They do not mean that the country is dying out. or Hut people are neglcctini; education. 'Vi » matier of fact, a lurger percenliigi: of youiii,' people nciir- nig 20 years old arc going to school than ever before. Duin be frightened about the future, of the United States. Twenty years from now. there will be at Jc.'i.sl 1.5 million more people here than there arc loclny Although the birth rale is only half what it was 50 years ago; nevertheless, there are still a couple million babies bchiK born each year. Chinese is spoken by more pcr- sons ihun is any oilier laiiguugo. BUFFALO. N. Y. (UP) _ t'omil.v is looking for Ihc nghtfr" owner of a 107-year-old Bible. -: Augustus Hictii. custodian of rccS. ords in' the- county clerk's offlci:- <iis--covcrcd Ihc Bible while rc$ arranging old documents, ft np'' pareiitly hud been used as evidence in n Ijiivsiiit years ;mo. ' According lo cnti-ies in flic leaves, ihc Fiible orisinnlly w'«'S owned by a James McKnhi, \\-\f v:as born in 1783. '; Refugee Beggars Work > War Racket in Londo LONDON (UP) — Aliens in U Unllctl Kingdom have found n 110 war nickel. Orrani/ed gangs r refugee beggars, sliejlcring belli r " tales of Na/i persecutions, arc bi coming a menace lo office and II; dwellers in London. ( , The few oddments (hey c;i.0_ for side make them immune froi ; the hnv. ;>:> they ciumot be c-hnrgc• with bcijgine, and lo all who w:- r listen they (ell hanowiiiB talcs •; stitividlon Hi'.f) bruliilily. =; Announcements: The Courier Mc'.vs has been for- 'nally authorized (o announce the following candidacies for office subject to the action of the Democratic primary In August. Mississippi County Judge ROLAND QUEEN Sheriff and Collector HALE JACKSON Con illy Treasurer R. I.. (BIU.Y) GAINES iV'or Second Term' JACK PINLEY UOBINSON Comity anil 1'rolialc Clerk T. W. POTTER 'For Second Termi Circuit Cnurt Clerk HARVEY MORRIS i tor Second Term) 4 1 ' Kcprescnl.'ilivr ''•'or (JIB ?cnt. now held by Woodiow Hultoii) •I. I.F.F. nEARDEN t'w Jia'.t now held by Frank Willi:iins I'TIANK WILLIAMS (Tor Second Term) ll-'or post now held by L, )t. Aliiry) I,. H. AUTRY i l-'or .Second Tci'nO VHANK I). HOLD EVERYTHING By Clycia Lewis W. \V. iHUDDi') WATSOX U ; \)r Second Term)

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