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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.), COURIER NEWS _ 1 __ || ,, THE ILyTfflBYn^pOURIER NEWS THE COORifcR NEW3 CO. H. W. HAINES, PublUher SAMUEL F; NORRIS. ^ditor Win. R. WHITBHEAD, Advertising Manager Sole JNaliopal, Advertising Representatives: WalJ»c« Wither Co., N*w York: Chicago, D,- troit, Atlanta, Mwnpfcte. Published!^ Ev<try Afternoon Except Sunday Eniera] as second class matter at the post- ofltee at BtytheyiUe, Arkansas, under act ol October 9, 1917. Served b,y the United SUBSCRIPTION RATES •currier in the City of Blytheville, I5c p«r , or 656'f per month. ly mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $3.QO year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three ths;' by rhail In' postal zones two to six .ve, $6i«§p. \,pe'?r year; In zones seven and ( per^ year payable In advance. Biddlmg ^ It wpii't d.o to become too optimistic, but there are evidences that Washington's making ready to get hard-hoiied about the few thousands of non-alien : enemies who are deliberately sabotaging our .war effort from within. Recently the Department of Justice has acted against George W. Christians of the Crusader White Shirts, in .Chattanooga; Rudolph Fahl of Denver; Robert Noble and Ellis 0. Jones of Los Angeles; and William Dudley Pelle}', Silver Shirt leader- arrested in Connecticut and taken to Indianapolis. One need only consider the geographical distribution of these arrests to guess they are not the individual acts of zealous local prosecutors.. They are first steps to carry out a more realistic policy on the part of the nation's top la\y officer, the attorney general. As Mr. Biddle bears down, there will be outraged screams from certain professional defenders of the civil liberties. Some will be sincere and others disingenuous. -To our mind, the most charitable thing that can be said of any such protest will be that it is dangerously shortsighted and mistaken. , * * * Reiterating lifelong devotion to every freedom guaranteed by the Constitution and to some others, we urge Attorney General Biddle not to be swerved in any way from going to town on every fifth columnist his capable in this country. plot, in any way, denial of jpms of speech and of the '.: which American clemoc- racy' ? could not endure. Neither is it ff callrfor witch-burning, for the sort of hysterical oppression which disgraced •fc'administration of justice after the World-War. Rather, it is frank recognition that these' United States are pock-marked .with both naturalized and native-born Americans who in word, deed and thought, deliberately are betraying this country to its foreign enemies. * * * There is no. excuse today, if ever there was, for permitting these traitors to sell out their country with im|||unity. We know what happened to llgjher democracies which were top le- jfpttt in the name of the conventional freedoms. Francis Biddle is a liberal of persuasion. He has been reluctant to stick a toe into the hot water of repression. He has delayed so long, in fact, that his super-caution has won for itself the apt epithet "Biddling." Under such a chief law officer, there is no danger of any repetition of the Mitchell Palmer scandals. The menace is rather that even with- a praiseworthy: start, we may proceed too slowly' THURSDAY, APRIL 1C, 1942 against the Judases in our midst. Permit us to commend Mr. Biddle on the steps he has taken thus far, and to express the hope that they may portend a complete end to Middling. Co-Ordination Needed The news that Dan Gillmor, -one-time publisher of the magazine Friday, was on the co-ordinator of information's payroll for a time is disconcerting, even thugh his connection with that office no longer exists. Cillmor's ideological unity with the Communist Party has been MO secret. His magazine was a literary vehicle for numerous self-acknowledged Reds, hi it they followed the party line during the period when Stalin was Hitler's buddy and the Communists were against everything for which this country stcod. Friday did all it could to create sympathy for our enemies. Gillmoi- wrote signed editorials which contributed toward that end. • How, then, did Gillmor get onto the staff of so confidential an agency us Colonel Donovan's? Who put him there, and who kept still about his known record while he was there? Suits Us to a Tee Another silver lining in the news—• how long can we dig up one a day?— is that there won't be any more golf clubs made after May 31. This is designed to save some millions of pounds of metal, useful for the production of war equipment, and to free the services of a couple of thousands of workers. Well, if wo hang tightly to our tempers on the tees and in the rough, the old clubs ought to be good for several years more of use. You'll have to do better than that Mr. Nelson, to get us down nowadays. Thai Lives May He Saved Knowledge of first aid methods, learned in a CCC camp, enabled a Cleveland youth to- save the life, of a young woman seriously injured in a traffic accident. Similar knowledge, now being acquired by thousands of men and women .in Red Cross classes throughout the country, may save many lives in a like manner, even though those taking the courses as a war measure never see an air raid or serve in combat zones. • SO THEY SAY .Japan said .she would liberate China, but brought only terrific suffering. This same propaganda ir, now being brought to India.—Sir Stat- forcl Cripps, after collapse of British-Indian negotiations. * * * If we strike back at the hub ol the wheel- Japan herself—the" spokes would fall out by themselves—Senator Lister Hill, Alabama Democrat. * * * Rational confidence is a virtue, but when it leads to the slackening of effort it becomes a vice.—Rear Admiral Clarlc H. Woodward, U. S. Navy, retired. * * * Thus far no industry has functioned more admirably in the war effort than the transportation industry.—Joseph B. Eastman, director of Oilice of Defense Transportation. * * * The Nazis should introduce a new column in their war casualty statistics called "slightly killed/'—Soviet Spokesman S. A. Lozovsky. commenting on German claims lhat Russia had lost "0 million men. SIDE GLANCES I;A:J BY NEA SERVICE: IMC. 7. M. REG. u, s; PAT. OFF "Oh, Say Can You See—" "if you're like my wife you carry about five pounds of juiik in your bajj—so 1 know you can't be serious, coining in here m u-ar lime uiiil asking me to deliver half a uouud oi' tea!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD %Sn m DWDQANS TAKE EACH VEAR /XNJD THEY TAKE THEAA AL.JL. //V AT ONE TIME THE CONTAINED AS IT DOES NOW/ VE. VOU EVER HAD PAROTITIS 9 ANY TIME IS A " TIAAE TO HAVE IT/ DO VOU KNOW /v> ; . ;:'••'' '•".%?•• •"•>• /''•''# : 'V^y> .-^•.•^ ; c.--.':%^»r-- , .../%' ';«*&•"'' • ..•::' #;- r :V£$;;''.'> ;/ ' ' : "- ;; -~ ^T : .;j-V ;; . : ^^':^>'''^,^f s ,•• .::•-..• ?. • _......• f.-y.-".' .•• -.*• ,j.-.^f . ••.'.--..•: ... ..•*.'• can't be measured in mere months figured on flying- up to Port Richardson and back. But I knew I couldn't quit r.iere when I saw men standing- in line an hour be- or miles. He turned clown a movie job in 'Hollywood to extend his tour. Pie lost, rigir., pounds, received no money for his work, but came back feeling amply repaid. NEED MOKE FUN The comedian won't like the way I'm telling- this, as it it were his fore the tCH' opened — standing and in zero in a .snowstorm 'weather/' TOO REMOTE FOR MOVIES Besides six complete baseball kits personal heroic adventure. What, j for Fort- Richardson, Brown took he wanted to talk about was the reat need for much more of this crt of thing for the men in Alaska. As important as entertam- let itself is the contact with people rom outside and the realization hey're willing to do what they can o brighten up life in the Army the north. "At first," Brown said, "I only one of his movip.s, "Alibi Ike." At least, the film caught up with him after a few days, and he showed it wherever thsre v;ere facilities. There are ineaiers tit the main po.'ts and stations, he said, but there also are many forces in spots so remote that the men have no chance of seeing a movie. Brown nc''.v is trying- to line up Hollywood celebrities for Alaskan tours this summer, if the military situation permits. He's especially anxious to arrange for the purchase of five portable motion pictures projectors which could be kept circulationg among the isolated posts by trained Army and Navy operators. Authorities have eagerly okayed the idea, and Brown hopes the money may come from public subscription; believes at would mean more to the men. Incidentally, he found that the actress whom our Alaskan forces would most like to see in person is •Betty Grable. In 1869, a 190-pound gold nugget was uncovered in Australia. SERIAL STORY MEXICAN MASQUERADE BY CECIL CARNES COPYRIGHT. 1942. NEA SERVICE. INC. ANSWER: Murnps. The medicnl name comes from the paroiid glance, wliicii Lci:o:nc inflamed during mis disorder. NEXT: Hare you time to say helic? OUT OUR WAY RY PAUL HARRISON NEA. Service Staff Correspondent; HOLLYWOOD.—'People of the • movie.-, ami all th? rest of the rnteruiimnont world are generous in giving Uieir time and plenty of' energy to tours of the military caraps and bases. But mo.-t of their efforts look like? Sunday afternoon • picnic-: compared with Joe E. Erowr.\ Al^knn expedition. He ut-vott'd fiv? weeks to it. and traveled EC?,o m-;es in Alaska it- : .':slf. Mr nmijed from the southern > tip r.r ihe Alexander archipelago to Nome and out on the Aleutian Islands to Dutch Harbor. He visited posts and outposts, navy bases, flying fields. He was grounded and detoured by weather, and once was almost given up for lost on a flight from Kodiak Island when the stcrmbatterer] plane was more than three hours overdue. Brown is the first entertainer who has b?en seen by our armed forces in Alaska. He gave one- man shows in. theaters, mes:; halls, tp.nts and, shacks to groups of men ;vhose loneliness and isolation ASIA'S GETAWAY CHAPTER XVIII « A LLAN!" He marveled at the way Asia's wonderful eyes were suddenly lighted by the fire of new hope. "You've come to save me!' He will—he vail shoot me, that Escobar!" "I believe that's the idea," said Allan. "So think fast, lady! You can drive a car? Good! Do you happen to know where I left mine?" She nodded: Poona, she said, had told her. "Okay—here arc the keys. Your psls didn't take them from me, thank goodness. Now, you hop in tho sedan and beat it for the border—Mexicali. Understand?" "Yes, yes! But—that devil will catch me—!" "Leave him to m?. I think I can fix him. Got any cash?" She shook her head. "Here's a hundred. Will that get you anywhere?" "Yes! It will take me in the States to—to where I have re- -J -£=* •q 'i! k (if &* ~=T-" j"-I^V~ ~ ! ''', . -^ - Williams 15-WS NOW. DUST HOLD \T mm^ OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major -Hoopla x > UERO'9 f BULLET ALON6 AND BUY A BAG. . owl DID t-ve DiDNi'T= sources! Oh, Allan—how can. I ever repay you?" "We-ell, you might send me your address. Write ma care of General Delivery, San Diego. Then I will come to you nnd—er—claim my reward! How's that?" "Oh, Allan—it will be wonderful! You shall have anything I can give you—everything!" "Little liar," said Allan to himself cheerfully. He looked around. "Nobody about for the moment," he said aloud. "Get going, Asia, and keep your foot on the gas till you hit the border. Vamose!" He was serious, however, when he met Escobar coming down the steps of the bungalow. The officer was smiling and gay till Allan summoned his courage and spoke bluntly to the point "You won't like it, but—I've just set Asia free." "The devil you have!" For the he could open his mouth to protest, a step sounded on the tiles behind the colonel. Kay Sargent appeared from the foyer, and one look at her white face told Allan she must have heard the conversation. She spoke to him without meeting his eyes. "My father, Mr. Steele?" "He's over in the shed where they put your car. I have come to get you and bring you to him—" "I wouldn't dream of troubling you. Colonel Escobar, will you take me across?" "Senorita! With pleasure! Your servant always!" "Kayl For heaven's sake, listen, !;!. you—" Her lifted chin told him she wouldn't. The colonel extended nls elbow. She put her fingertips on hi=i arm. And at the last she couMn't resist a touch of feminine malice. She looked at Allan. "You are becoming more adept at intrigue, I see. This time you remembered to wipe off the lipstick!" They turned together and took the path to the pier. When they reached the dock, he saw them pause as the colonel accepted a dispatch case from a newly arrived messenger. Then they were in the launch—pushing off—and no backward glance from Kay! Twenty minutes later Escobar came striding back, his spurs jingling briskly, to'halt a few. paces before him. Allan looked up. The colonel was grave, but no longer appeared angry. He saluted formally. "I believe T owe you an apology —Captain Steele!" "I believe you do," said Allan. "Forget it." He added after a moment. "How did you find out?" "It was not diffieuU. I was interested in a young who came to Lower California in mid-sum- first time, Allan saw the colonel {mer to take photographs. I had really angry; his brow was a thundercloud, his eyes were coals of fire. "You carry sentiment a bit <Too far, senor! That woman—" "I gave her my car headed for Mexicali by now. I'm going to carry sentiment a little farther, Colonel. I was able to do you a small service once, and you promised to return the favor. I'm going to ask you to see she is allowed to checked." cross the border un- There was a moment of silence so deep it could be felt. Then Escobar bowed — the coldest, most ironical bow Allan had ever seen. "You shall have the favor you ask, senor, with my compliments — and contempt!" * * • inquiries made in San Francisco. The editor of '^.-c Golden Horn Review confirmed your story. How- jever, our men are very thorough ' they also inquired of the minor members of the magazine staff anc they had never heard of a Mr Allan Steele. That was the report I received." "I get it. So then—?" * * * "CO then I began remembering little things I noticed abou you. The way you rode your horse like a soldier. The way yoi fFHAT was too much. A flushed an angry red, Allan to salute me, then lifted your hnt instead. I suggested a possibility to our agents in California. Your arrny list showed a Capt. Allan Steele, U. S. Cavalry, stationed at San Diego but at present 'detached for special duty'! The report reached me only a few. minutes ago. Your regulations, no doubt, forbade your revealing your status to me —or anyone." "Yes. I couldn't tell—anyone. I *no\v now just how you felt when you said you had to put yourself n a bad light with your friends secause they did not know you were in the Mexican secret serv- .ce." "Quite so. It is too bad we have to masquerade ourselves, some- .imes, in order to unmask others, [ncidentally, I can see now you nad more than a sentimental interest in releasing the lovely Asia." "Oh, sure. She'd have been wasted on you, Colonel—you only wanted to shoot her—but she can be very useful to me. I'll get our border officials on the phone long before she reaches Mexicali and Calexico." He went on a trifle sententiously: "The American eagle has eyes, Colonel Escobar. Those eyes will be on her from the moment she sets foot in the States till she leads us to Gen. Baron Kazunari Sagoya: and they will be on Sagoya till he leads us to a certain German agent who was in on this Japanese camouflage; and they'll be on the Nazi agent until he innocently reveals the location of the secret Nazi base in the Pacific from which that bomber must have come this morning, summoned by Watanabe before a bullet put him out." "Splendid! I knew that would be your program, for it is exactly the clever strategy I would have adopted in your place," said the colonel artlessly. "And now, Captain Steele, our masquerade here is ended. You will be going home —and to the further pursuit of Asia, no doubt! But someday, when this mad world is sane again, you will come to see me in Mexico City, I hope. We will talk over these strange times. And you will bring Scnora Steele, eh? She, too, will have memories." "Senora Steele!" Allan laughed shortly. "You're wrong there, Colonel. I'm more likely to lead her to jail than to the altar!" "Poof! I don't mean Asia! I mean the equally charming young lady who is waiting for you with her father—over there!"' The officer jerked his head toward the Peninsula. "You will find her very penitent, very anxious to make amends for having misjudged you." "What!" Allan came to his feet like a jack-in-the-box, his heart beating wildly. "Do you mean to say you—you—?" Escobar's white teeth ^vere flashing in a smile as he held out his hand. "-I knew you couldn't tell her, my friend, so—I did!" 7CHE END

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