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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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1 ^8*D BLYTHEyrLLE, '(AXK.)] COUBIER ; NEWS Amateur Snoopers Diiven to Cover, 'Professionals' Take Over BY THOMAS M. JOHNSON War Correspondent and Author (Written fcr NEA Service) ANCON, Panama Carm) Zone, July 10.—Mjstery: Wliy isn't ilicic more foreign spying on the ran. ami Canal today ' than ever before? For today Is the crisis. Today we really are just beginning to work against time—and war—to Install protective devices for the locks and other vulnerable soots, to improve anti-aircraft and other defenses. Jusl the season for spying! But Instead, the spies seem to have holed up. They are less In evidence than at any time in years It may have dawned upon these foreign .agents that even a democracy may have spy-hunter. 1 !, who can card-Index them and their activities. Many arc tabbed for internment camps the minute war comes: Perhaps that knowledge has scared them Into their holes at the .very time when they should be most -active. . Or it may be that in this crisis in the, struggle to make the Cnntil safe .against attack before *ar comes, .the amateur spies have hearth the command: "Hall!" Are their places now to be taken by: the sinister figures of first- class, professional spies? Europe lias them as we have not—careev- rnen In secret service, for a lifetime trained and experienced In the tricks of their devious trade. A few are here already. Now comes-evidence thai more are on the way. 'All American agencies concerned have woiked together In re- cent'months, to comb the thronged, twisting s streeti o[ Panama City and Colon for secret enemies. Foreign employes me being replaced by Amei leans. Secret papers and photogiaphs arc Jealously guarded. The spy-hunters have -scrutinized land leases, 'easing out ol the Zone the last of the recently celebrated Japanese barbershops that could eavesdrop on • conversations of soldiers and sailors. . JAI" B \RBERS STILI, Ft Q13RISH OUTSIDE 20NE "Good evening, Doc!" With a gold-toolhed smile, the • little •'brown man invited me into his shop, close to the Fortified Is-, lands find the American "capital" Canal Is Well Posted nt Balboa ;but just outside Ihe Zone, on Panamanian soil. "Hftecn cents haircut, 1 - grinned the Jap. "Credit if bioke." 'That's how they get the gob nnd doughboy trade," said an x American who knows. s At fifteen cents a haircut, credit II:'' broke, there ' seems to be so much business hv Panama that the Japiinese 'barbers have an association, limited to 240 members. When r, : :w;',',v--'> '-•• ~*1>~T &ftS^^TV,><; fTiVy^^'JV^^*^***- ' WINNIPEG, Man., July 11 (up) —"Ghost" elevators dotting, the broad expanses of Canadian prairie today are being renovated In early anticipation of one ol the best ;mln yields the Dominion hns ever nrwii. Advance crop, estimates indicate i harvest superior to Hint or 1028 when pinlrie loam gave 514,1)98 000 jushels of wheat,. Storage, houses closed since 1920 are being re-opened In a large- scale repair and renovation program estimated In some • official quarters as high n s $3,000,000 -• Expenditures Involved in reopening elevators or maintaining piose already In operation wll be reflected In the- economic life of Western Canada. Purchase!) Include varied supplies such as .engine rcplace- A multitude ot paled wmnlng, to tiespisseis nnd cimein cantos vh Ihe visitor to IJie Cannl a feeling of being in n war zone. All are not fishcimen nbomtl JayaiiMe "fishing boats' in Panama coastal wnteis, ns our tomilei-espionage agents hiue discoveied A Japanese "tuna fishing Irani", plclmed above as H doiked al Bnlbm, was found to have aboaid seven Japanese naval icseive officers. Thougn dressed as common fishermen by dny, they donned tuxedos to be dined by prominent Japanese in Panama In tin c evenings. borg Guliiinn, await the result p[ an appeal. •."'"'. Those convictions and other results of the spy-drive, seem lo lave driven the Germans .to their li&lc; les. The Kalians 1 role may be Inferred from ilie fact that they , run Ihe night clubs and 1 honlty-' tonks, for which some cub drivers I re '•' steercrs. ' There is Aplenty of .night life InJ Panama and Colon. "Welcome, sailor!" say the signs when the Fleet gqcs through the Canal. U sailor -or soldier responds lo the lure, he may , find . Nazi -Fascists warming up 'to -him— especially to the not Inconsiderable . number who are German-Americans. man!" Very rarely, such words have effect. The net result has been to cause soldiers and sailors to port such overtures, or anything else .suspicious, down lo mil chiding German kcg-partlcs. rjs SMT supply lh \« n ^'' ff v hajr <ito i""" : nte ngninst you. Why not get even? 'newcomer with .tools. "As good,"- remarked my friend, '" as. the • G erira'n Nnzl servnn Is' clubs. Scotland Yard Is trying lo root out of-Ijondon." 11 .JAPANESE "FISUEUMEN" HAVE BAD LUCK The spy-hunters \\on a naval .battle rccenlly. when they swept "from local waters the lost of the Japanese fishlng-boMs, thu spy- flotilla. Like III-omened birds, tlwse followed our Fleet wherever U went. Being powerful molorboat-s, often with radio, they could report on Urgel practice but they especially liked to watch Fleet transits .through the Canal. Near the Fortified Islands, where are some of our big guns, they found fishing especially good. They even tried to' buy land for a rtsh cannery. It might have helped the sounding operations they found so interesting— if '-. only to give their joung men practice and knowledge of the waters. For the final tip-off came when there put into Panama a handsome, speedy and rather rakish .craft with powerful radio nnd other equipment and a large crew. Simple fishermen they seemed to be—by day. But in the evening sometimes they were observed in dinner coats.' In fact, some of these simple fishermen were entertained at the Japanese Legation—which provoked investigation that disclosed that half of them were reserve officers, of.the Japanese Navy. So a certain American went to see Ilresident Arosemena of i'nc Republic of Panama. "We can keep .(his excursion beat-load of snoopers out of the Zone," said the American. "But It «buld help a lot if they could also be kept out of the ocean—or .Its, nearby portions," "The ocean?" chuckled President Arosemena. "We cannot discriminate against the Japanese . , but . . ." Panama forbade any fishing at .all In her waters by any but Panamanian vessels. -NAZIS "CARRY ON FOR JAPANESE ., After that blow, the Germans ' took over much of the spying foi their; little brown brothers. There ore L some 2500 Germans In Pan" ^ama, of.whom the most Influentla are active Nazis, paying dues. .; They, became more active—until last' fall their turn came. F\>ur ' Germans were arrested for taking • photographs they had been ex Si pressly ordered not to take, in a '-y fortified area. Hans Sehaekow nnd ,,. . -,'Ernst,Guhrlg v,ere tried and con-J 5lh * Walnut Oroos and Inge- . Ger- Tires, batteries, radios', heaters »od oilier products for your cac can be bought on tlie Firestone Budgcc Plan for surprisingly liiilc cash outlay and terms so small you'll lianlly notice them. Will Be Opened Marvest Season Elevators ror incuts, machinery, lumber paint, while the Insinuation of and new scales ant) the building of driveways Is expected lo provide employment not only for local labor bill also skilled mechanics. ; Determined to be nbroast of the start of harvest, foreslghtec! western Canadian heads are seeking"'-to Improve efficiency of the crop handling facilities. Thlrly-flve per cent of Western Canadian (Mnni- tobla, Saskatchewan mid Alberta) country elevators have been closed, some for us- long as 10 years, some for shorter periods. •'...• There-are 5,339 country elevates In the prairie provinces as follows- Saskatchewan 2,083; Manitoba 700; Alberta 1,756. Today, there are indications dial at least 150 of those closed will be opened and added lo the 5,3flO licensed tost year. Guided by present crop estimates, elevator 'company officials believe every house between Winnipeg and the Rocky Mountains could be utilised to store the golden grain. Indicating (he trend of Canadian agriculture, one elevator company executive pointed out that during the years many of the country houses have been closed there has been a change in the method of transportation.' Heavy trucks are now being used for bringing a considerable quantity of lire grain in. ployed In the C.N.R. • shopblaofhz ing on locomotive maintenance. C. P.-11. officials expected to call men back to work who have been Idle for eight or nine years. Union officials believed as-many as 300 men would be called back to C p,B. duly this month. Implement, houses said although machinery sales were light because farmers were making the old-worn out machinery do another year, sales of binder twine are well above those of last year. Another Implement company official said he expected binder twine sales to be the largest in history. Farmers arc now cutting sweet clover. Rye will be ready to cut In two weeks, and wheat nnd barley harvesting will start in another five or six weeks. Officials of the Employment Service of Canada did not anticipate the minimi riisli for harvest help mill! Aug. i, When hay-cutting .started—about the middle of this month—n greater demand for help was expected than during the sweet-clover and rye harvests, but the big rush for employment will not start until grain cutting, ••COURTS Max Arwocd, who was fined $50 on a charge of obscenity in municipal court Saturday, -was arrested yesterday, on a public drunkenness charge after having been freed wider bond of $150 on an appeal to circuit court.. He is now in jail again awaiting trial tomorrow on Ihe licw charge. The case of Joe Limsford, charged with reckless driving, 'was continued in court today. The case cf Hooker T. Franklin, charged with assault and battery, «'ns also continued. Fivo men were tried on charges of public drunkenness today and Saturday. 'ir. p. Schaefer has filed suit In chancery court against Theresa Schaefer, asking for a divorce en the ground of deserticn. His attorneys are Rctd and.Evrard. Charlie MeDavIs' is asking for a divorce from Geraidine McDavis on tiic ground of Indignities. Us attorney Is Claude P. Cooper. Sarah Anne Meyer • has Ijcen granted n divcrce from Hugh M. Meyer cm the ground of desertion. Her attorney was Hoy E. Nelson; Patience Rewards Judge; Old $200-8111 Is Paid Goering's Bow As an Archer ^ic-ld Marshal Hermann Goering, German Air Minister, showed he boys how it's done when he urned • archer at the- recent ireat-Germany meeting of the German Forest' Society in the Schoffheide Forest. maun, WPA Supervisors Are Osceola Office Visitors OHOEOLA, Ark., July 10.—WPA area and county supervisors from eight counties, along with other visitors attended the first opc-n house and visiting day at the Housekeeping and Jfome Aid project offices here Friday. Mrs. Ora Belle Hollow, Jones- boj'o, area supervisor of Professional and Service projects, assisted by Miss Leslie B. Williams, Joncsboro, assistant state supervisor of the same work, were In charge of arrangements and demonstration for the Osceola meet- Ing. The Oseeola unit Is one of two maintained In Mississippi county, the .other being at Manila. Martha La whom Is county supervisor of the nine workers here and eleven workers at the Manila office. A totnl of 231 visits were made to seventy-seven needy families during the month of June with a minimum expense of $47 'spent In supplies. •. On these visits workers assist-and Instruct families In preparation and .cooking of food, caring for children; laundering, cleaning and maintaining : orderly and sanitary living •' conditions, simple home care of the sick, construction and reconditioning of furniture. Since August 1938 a total of 2227 such visits have been ma'de in the county into . nearly 100 homes. Eighty-one such units are operating In the state in 48 counties, according to Miss Williams' statement. The primary purpose is to give employment to women needing it, the secondary aim is to train the women for some definite work thus enabling them to secure employment, and another result is lifting the living standards of needy families into whose homes they go. In comparing the work in the various counties, Mrs. Rollow said that Mississippi county unit had excelled in number of gardens grown nnd foodstuffs canned. In mentioning the needs. Miss Williams listed equipment and materials with which to work and construct home made furniture, leaching and supervisory assistance together with a greater effort to interpret the project to the public. Supervisors from various counties in northeast Arkansas here for Friday's meeting were Mrs. Louise Davis, Crittenden; Mrs. Eve I.ill,* It lit Vein cf Timlaist ManJ*, naihutftrKaimttM, ,V. B. C KtJK>l<aA Tone mthcHrtnooeVoiceotiheFirm Ridio Progtin ITOM «cb »«k dusiog noon hair PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. "I suppose you want the court to check off that IS year old bill, too," the judge interrupted. "I'd clay was hot, nnd the receivership No, jour honor. Tills outfit lias Tins means that small scales will Newkirk to Judge Harry 'H. Hilge- hnve to be replaced by larger ones money and heres your check." ' itmn was long and boring. Twice. Judge HilgemamV inler- and thai drives nnd runways will have to be widened. rupted to point out that he would Eyes In Dark Deceive TUBLOCK, Cal. (UP)—Hunting The two Canadian railways, basic be forced to reread it nil -when he imit.s In the mechanism o! formality be done away with,' he careful aim at a huge pair of eyes "Just a few more pages," New- and lunged with his spear. Exnm- The Morning AfterTaking Carters Little Liver Pills Pacific disclosed they planned to kirk answered, so the judge settled thick, through which had crown'n Sebastian! found nat n frog but a Suddenly he cocked his cur. large ccj-ple speared through tin Already 132 men have been cin-1 JOHNNY VANDER MEER great new star of a greqj old gamo 810 the all-star game this week- and W ith millions every ^-AMERICA'S NO. i SMOKING PLEASURE is Chesterfield Chesterfield's all-star combination pf the world's finest cigarette tobaccos— Chesterfield's major league blend that can't be- copied— gives smokers from coast to coast just what theywant because^, , * Chesterfields are Milder * They Taste Belter * They have a more pleasing aroma TJCOIFT & virjtii I MMM , Toucco Co, WM JPWIBWW f | 1 nestertield MONDAY,-JULY lf>. 1939 Grobmeyer, St. Francis; Mrs. Cor- IIHC Lessenberry, Cross; Miss Doris Sowers, Crnlgheacl; Mrs. Jeffrey rlarrls, Greene; Mrs. Loralnne Tinsley, Lawrence; Mrs. Edrie 3nov,'dcn, Clay; Mrs. Martha Iiaw- iorn, Mississippi; Miss Leslie Wll"lams and Mrs. Ora Helle Rollow. 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