The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1940 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 10, 1940
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•P.AOR rcronr British Position Difficult Washington Sees Capita! Still As Of Events British Cenlcr ny THOMAS M. JOHNSON" NBA Service Military Writer WASHINGTON, May' 10.—Willie the world strains its eyes toward Ecandinnvta, the Mediterranean, the Haitians, or Holland lor (he next move in Europe's far-flung war game, in Washington (he Is kept trained upon Ijomloii. The capita! of ilic bcleaeiierfd Drills) Empire is the place whore fhe war will be won or lost. Tile British ami French have lost (he Scandinavian opportunity. Not only Norway Is gone, bill Sweden—for the Germans about Narvik will have wrecked the railroad to Sweden's iron mines. The iron will now go to Germany, not by v;tiler alone, liut by Stvcdcn'.s railroads. For this Die British primarily can thank their own indecision and sluggishness, '['lie ships they would not risk in a quid: blow to cleave a wny for a timely expeditionary force they have lost it', covering that laggard force's headlong flight. Whatever the fate of the Queen EliKibetlt-elnss ship the Germans .say they snnk with bombs, live oilier battleships or cruisers have .admittedly been damaged. And these were, losses caused by bombers that from Norwegian bases are closer thfin ever not to British (Icet buses alone, but also to Scotland. SCOTI.ANI) j'NCHOKKI) ~hc fleet may move, itself around behind Scotland, but Scotland cannot move behind anything. It cannot escape the (error"that may stalk In any noomlny. For. Informed opinion here believes, the German nir force Is now about, fit to loose upon Britain its dread Ulilz- hrieg. When the war began the Nazi air wing found to Us dismay tluil it might take on Czechoslovakia or Poland, but not tlic western 1'ow- crs. Compared to British. French and American planes, its ships hadn't the speed, rnnge or maneuverability. The Germans could not face the menace of Immediate reprisal against Ilielr Industrial aren, just a hop from the Mnglnol Ijinc. The nir force had virtually lo rebuild Itself; evolve new types and gadgets. This it has done, with pnnchire- prcof fuel (links, more armor and camion. These things Gen. II. H. Arnold, army air corps chief, has just mentioned here in Washington; but he lias not mentioned that Britain was doing the samp thing. She is not sure she wants all cun- non, but In everything else she is believed to be coming along so fast that unless the Germans strike very soon, they may strike In vain ! —and then, be struck nnywny. To Washington. Germany seems (o he at (he peak of her form, not in the nir slone, but on the ground, better now than she ever will be fiBiiin. Tier strategy is to strike and Uep on striking, to win the war Ihis summer. Thai accords with her tactical doctrine, and thus IMS worked. Now what'' HOLLAND COMINCi Ul".' Why not Holland? There Germany's air force can operate with telling ellnct not only against the Dutch but. against British attempts to land troops along (be coast. Right now Britain should be quietly rehearsing (hat very thing, as Germany rehearsed her Norwegian landings. Foj 'British troops ferried across by sen and ;;•:• could greatly aid in holding north Holland until more British, and French, too, arrived via Belgium. From there — and from Norway and Germany itself — German planes would ferry, across to Britain. Their cargo would surely be bombs—explosive and incendiary— and Just possibls", as Chamberlain The Heel, can move mound behind Scotland, but Scotland cnimoi move behind anything. Mop shows precarious position of Uritish Isles —aixl London—now that Hitler hns Ills new air bases In Norway, ami nmy acquire more new o:ws in (lie Netherlands. Siar, anxiously hinted, more than bombs. Perhaps men, desperate men, 'mined ns sacrifice detachments to itt:ick vital spots or even lo sei/c ,1 port where, aided by iiircnift. ernitni troops would land from .ninsports. That would not seem Impossible to Hitler. Nor would nil attack from Holland and Belgium or (he llnginot line. 11 would seem least impossible it the moment his ambitions and hose of Mussolini arc winging over he lialkans, seeking (he food, the )il, the copper that both must, have for future conquests. A long wny from (he Balkans or -lollanti or Scniidlnai'fn to London? Not so long—for from London will me the answer lo the question: "Do they gut. mvny with it?" That answer depends upon another question L "Does Chamberlain and company stay in powBV? 1 ' If (he answer is "Yes," then Washington throws up its hands, f'tor most of Washington believes .he Chiimbcrlain government cannot, win, And Washington believes that to the United Slnles that neans a great deal. Mattresses From Kapok Tree The Kapok tree wraps i!.s seeds ;n a perfect package. Thij seeds rolled in water-proof, vermin- proof liber, are |>ackcd in a hard- slit-lled protective pod. Mnn uses Hie (Ibcr In ninkiiit- mat tresses. • BRUCE CATTON IN WASHINGTON Uy HIIUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Uorrcayomlciit WASHINGTON, May 10. — A compact under whlcli an American firm making important military devices for the U. S. army and navy was obliged to permit German inspection of processes mid inventions used In that production is revealed 1.1 a document recently filed in (lie U. S. district court lit New York. That document is a bill of particulars filed April 2(i by the Department, of Justice in connection with nn anti-trust indictment returned ti month earlier by a federal grand jury, against the Bausch Ijjmb Optical Co. The indictment accuses nausch Umib of combining with the Gerninn firm of Curl Zciss lo <ii- I'idc markets and maintain prices on military optical instruments. In the bill of particulars is an agreement miide between the ttra concerns in 192U, slightly modifying an earlier compact dated l!)2J. COMPANY SET til- M1UTAKV DKPAKTMKNT Under Ihis compact, Bausch & Lomb agreed to set up a military department under y.dss's guidance., Zciss wus (o grunt u. a. manufacturing rights under its patents, mid ~~ THE HOUSE OF MEAD BUY STANDARD TIRES At Today's LOW PRICES! As Low As |C I'cr Week On Our BUDGET PLAN PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Mh Walmt Ptone 8l» He is wise wlio enjoys cool comfort tin's summer, in these h.uulsome Croshj Squares. For he shows lliat lie knows "the rules of the g.unc," which mean so much to success in business c social life... These rules of correct dress ate hid down by thoscdistinguislicil gentlemen who set the fa. Their fmccustom-maJc hoes are reproduced or you in Crosby Squares. >loj> in. Slip : fttir ^f 9 • As advertised In tiq«lr». As Usual the Best Is Always at MEAD'S MAIN ,11S _ Wilhelmsfiovcn W Bremen ranfnqen rolirH roynliiw on nil Bnttsch .t 1/iml) sales. After .stipulating :i mutual exchange of mnmiracturl-" knowledge and mutual HCCPS.S l» each other's plants, Hits a^recim-nt. stales: | "Kach party shall place a i the i disposition of the other, Inventions in the military Ii;.e acquired from u third party, under the same favorable conditions under which It itself i.s making use of them. "If A: !.o;»b .should ac- [|iiir«i palonl rights nut ix-sulllni; iroin tiie Zcls-j co-o|>er,itloii but independent therefrom, from cm- ploycs of llansch A, I,omb, ihesc patents sliall also be ut ti lc disposal of carl 7,ciss. "The inutuul ooliKalioii reyavti- lii(! tile exchange of military" designs sliull be void whenever the highest home government ol one party cxpro.ssly clfimmifs that they be kept in confidence it] the in- ' •-.•mix of the nation." •tin- compact sllpuliileil Die mil- iiry (icparlmcnt sel up )>y ijaiiseli solely to the hoard of directors" is. s. rum iti:rt)si:n TO SKM, AlilKU!) Under the asieemcnl, the American firm was to refuse to sell military equipment milsido of the ulted -States without Zelss's consent. 'Che bill ill particulars cites unii-rous cases in which it charges " ciJie sales u-ero turned dov/n: .ugiist 2H, 1M9: AnU-airciafl iiht and range lindcr.s. niul mn- ne range finders, to the Ministry, Hulinid. March 30, I93U: Stereo height IliHlcr.s, to the liiitish embassy June a, 1937: Airplane machine n sighting devices, to Unlit-d rcraft Kxport Corp., East Ilart- rd, Conn. Feb. 0, 1S3S: Telemeters, to the) illllnry aviation .school, nio de meiro. Uepiutment of Justice investi- , ilois dug up this agreement In- I of all plncc.t—the riles of the Securities anil Exchange Commission in Washington, where it, had been reposing for many months as a completely uninspected public document. They stumbled on il, ffhile making a routine check of SKC files, Ailer gfiltiiisf this J32I1 ilfirec- HiMil, a sub|ic.!a prodtued Die 1U21 asfreejnenl from lintisch .V l/imh's own files, ntiu.sch & I/jinh detend their contract with Zeiss, poinlina out Hint aside from the fact it.s palcm license from the German innnufac- turer Is rcstvlclcd to the United I States, the "company has deemed it for the best interests of all con-1 cerncd to confine Its production I of uiDlliiry Instrument.;.- for the .sole use of ili(> lj;jlt<!<j .states gowrn- uic.u." Employers Favoring j Daylight Savin? Time (Continued from Pasc 1) me nnd the store will fall in line with the proposed change." The Montgomery Ward .store of filytheville is anxious to use the. new time system, J. T. Smith, man,-!(;«•, .said. "We arc for it 100 per cent, for we think It, would benefit, many and hurt nom;" he declared. Willie it makes no (inference to the nVythcviUe Canning Company, Ocorge Grcb, president, said "I think it would be alright, Speaking for the company and as an individual it could certainly hurt no one." Julius Gildcn, assistant manager of the GrabiT Department Store, .said that, the store was in favor of the plan mid that every one with whom he had talked approved the change. Dr. Floyd Webb, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist IHIS moved his office lo (he Lynch building over (.'fader's Store. FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1940 GoodNewsTravelsFast ESSO * STANDARD OIL'COMPANY OF LOUISIANA == THE HOUSE O? MEAD Arrow Summer Shirts l;T,i:i. I, IKK a fonlier . . . tliev'rc made of fine, lightweight meshes aiul voiles that keen you inenly .'lii'-cotulilioncd. I.OOK I, IKK your favorite ycar-annnid shirts. I hey have huiulsomo Arrow collars, smart pal- terns, the. iinunie Miloga shaped-lit. They're SiUilomi'd-Shnmk. fabric shrinkage less than i '.; '. »n AA $£.VV Gel Vour's While Our Slock is Cnniplete I'Al.M U10AC1I TIKS TO MATCH As Usual the Best Is Always at MEAD'S 31S MAIN 315 ITHE HOUSE OF MEADS To the exciting serenade of chirping birds and popping buds... BLYTHEVILLE SHEDS THE Heavies! ...and becomes cool, calm, comfortable in DIXIE WEAVE Tailored by HART SCHAFFNER & MARX Along a nationwide front from the Atlantic seaboard westward a winter-weary nation is emerging from hibernation. Oiu-e more the miracle of Spring j s i n lull throli, ;tn<l all America is thrilling ( n i(. To some people the advent of Sprint,' is the sit^a] for shedding as much clothing as possible. The majority of men, however, arc content to shed clothes weight. Smart Hlythevillc males find (he solution in a lighter weight suit . . . I)i x j c w ca vt . . . tailored b y Hart Schaffner & Marx which looks like a regular weight suit . . . yel is 22 ounces lighler in weight . . . feels as comfortable as pajamas, and because il is all-wool U holds its shape in the stickiest weather. Our litling specialists invite you to come in ... -shed your' heavies . . , and choose a Dixie Weave. As Usual the Best Is Always At MEAD'S 315 MAIN 315

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