The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1939 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 28, 1939
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Y, JULY 28,l939 {ARK.? .COURIER Enemies At Home And Abroad Threaten b'llle Nation's Democracy BY THOMAS M. JOHNSON War Correspondent and Author Written for NEA Service SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, July 28. —Tliis is llie only real democracy left In Central America today—and Is keep Dint distinction II Is grimly watching Its step. Costa Rica is walking a tightrope over a caldron of troubles like one of Its own volcanccs. Today, 11 simmers; tomorrow . . . "If one [icliceinim clubs the Wrong mail—pcufi Revolution!" Thus one expert observer judged the turmoil into which this liitlc republic of 600,000 s'.uls has been plunged..And since Costa Rica Is next door lo our present canal ni Panama and borders Uic proposed route of our probable future one in Nicaragua, Americans him;' a real interest in what the .sh:otin» is about. USE "INCIDENT" TO GAIN TKAni; Krsl. Nazi Germany today is wielding- every possible economic and political club to gain trade ascendancy in Ccsta Rica. Typical ot German methods is the "international incident" uhlch Berlin recently made of a bodily attack by J. Costa Rican journalist upon Heibert Knohr, Costa Bica's No 1 Nazi. Tlie Nazis made strong hnd threatening diplomatic representations over the affair, -Non- they are following up by bavins Knohr himself, barely recovered, press the Costa Riran Government to buy, with barter coffee-payments, an electric plant from Hamburg to replace nn American plant cper- nted by Electric Bond and Share. German photographers here nd- vertise "Sixty . per cent cheaper than American goods." AXIS FIGHTS FOR CONTROL Tins is only another case of German activity in. Costa Rica. Recently the Nazis crammed down the threats of her merchants and banks wads of their trick aski marks which are not marks but trade credits calculated to give Germany the foreign exchange she craves. Finally the Costa Rican government protested and Berlin yielded. EnsM out of the aski mark gag,, Costai.Bic.niv Merchants brentlied again; but the^:Gennaiis hnd 4ttV per. 'cent 'it^tlieir^lorclgri, trade. ' "«•••-.-' • • •-. '...-• -.'..•• •••• Costa Rica frequently has turned ti cold shculder, upon the totnl- Hnriims. Rccentl}' she passed a Jaw that permitted her nierchanLs to do business with foreign countries only, ccmmensuratcly to the business they did with Costa Rica —which: meant the breaks went mostly . to the United States and Grent Britain. But not to Japan, which does not buy Costa Rica's i bananas, cocoa, coffee, cattle or other leading products. So recently a Japanese trade {mission came' to San Jose. PANAMA ATTACK./ IS POSSIBLE All cf Japan's activity in CosUx Rica is not strictly commercial, however. During .my stay here, word came from Pun [arenas that Japanese, working In pairs, with hlghpowered photographic equipment, were making a camera map of the Pacific shore, including Culcbra Bay near the Nicaragua!! border. Tlierc ends one cf the two routes proposed for the canal that President Somoza of Nica-: Democracy Challenged Wlierc- Costa Uica's Congress rneels—n real Congress, not n Reichstag lik-o many of the parlfanivntary bodies In Latin America. frleiully Cosln Rica \vo\ik\ |x>rmlt. no attack from her soil upon tlio Ctmnl. -. COSTA RICA IS ' NOT'TKIilHRKI) Hut (he Totnlllnrlnns nttwk nrst nnd declare wnr afterward. And how would Coslu Rica slop Ihcin? i Her nilny? 1'ive hundred men, who nine-tenths of the time are policemen. A few days a yenr, nminly fclc-duys, they are transformed Into soldiers. Casln nic.i Is proud her soldiers nrc so few, I:r .she prefers scliool- triichci's, She has 3000—more per capita than any. Central American state. Per excilenjont (lie Costa Ulciuis have an occasional village bullfight rather thtin n revolution, But the next few weeks may answer the question: Can Costxi nica remain democratic? Tlie Cosla Hlcans' Spanish blood Is balling new—over a third term. President Leon Corlra does not choose to rnn for re-election but is backing Cnldern Guardln, whose )-/.Blcr.s plaster nlnicst every tlmtclied luit; Fav.'ct" nre the. posters of Don Rl- cnrdo Jlmlncz, 80 years old, twice president, lately seeking election again. JlmhiCY. recently startled Iho country with charges Hint President Cortex, Is backing Guardla Improperly nnd Costa Hlca Is n, demcerncy no longer. Feeling is very high. So is the cost of living, by Costa Hlran standards, A revolution now might give the Nazis a chance. FACE THftEl ••COURTS Mrs. llnllie Robinson has filed suit In chancery court ngnlnst Hnr- vcy Robinson, seeking a. divorce on the ground of Indignities. Francis G. Sladcr has Tiled suit against Mrs. Doris Stnder, asking for a divorce and charging • indignities. Percy A. Wright Is attorney for both plaintiffs. / Mrs. Kathleen Ropp hns re-filed u, divorce suit ngalnst Ropp, charging desertion utter, recent, dismissal of nn early action. laude P. Cooper is attorney for the plnlnliiT. They are policemen on ordinary occasions—but on Costa Rican fete days they .emerge in tho guise of soldiers, as seen above. Costa Rica's'situation in Central .-.menca makes it doubly important that tlie United States continue pleasant relations with her—one, because of our canal through Panama and, two, because of our proposed canal through Nicm-amia. rania just urged cur Congress 'to build. Near Punlnrenns, too, is La Barranca where Japanese recently stalled growing cotton. Their cotton nt'kl would, make nn excellent air field. Its square mile is flat as Mitchcl Field, -well-drained, nir currents just right. And it is 300 miles from the Panama Canal. From a Japanese aircraft carrier DOflO cr even 3000 miles at sea canld fly bombing planes. They could drop their bombs on the Panama Canal, then make the short hop to this field, refuel and return to the carrier for another load. In short, the field permits the carriers to operate from so far out upon tlie world's vastest ocean, thnt foi (is even to locate them would be hard; to sink them, harder, ; So say American naval and I military men, who should know ! Ccsta Rica's Japanese farmers arc raising .some cotton, for I have seen specimens. But It is coarse In quality and small in quantity. And every cotton expert who has visited La Barranca says tlie scheme is impractical and the Japanese there aren't working very hare! at it. The Costa Rican Government saj'.s with evident sincerity it believes they are bona fide pioneers in a project to help redress Japan's unfavorable trade balance with Costa Rica. And anyway, France Founds First Museum On the Sahara ALGIERS, Algeria (UP) — The first museum on Sahara desert history has been established in the large modern desert town of War- Bin. It records the history and customs of the Tounrcg, Berber, Sudanese find Riff peoples wlia inhabit the desert region nnd Its fringe. The museum as well as the town is the work of the engineering section o[ tlie North African French Army corps under tho direction of • Lieut-Col. Louis Carbillct, military governor' of the Oasis district. A remarkable collection of native- art Implements, house articles, clothing and Jewels has been 'assembled in the museum as well as maps, reports nnd personal relics of the gradual discovery and conquest of the Sahara from the lOlli. century down to modern times. One. 1 of the most interesting sections ls ; devoted to explorations into the 'Sahara from ancient times down to date. Wargla Is a broad onsls In the burning sands, ami Is known' ns the "ousts of at thousand wells." H forms a big green splash on the while sands, formed by half a million date trees grouped : about- the wells. Sahara tourist circuit tows ! are now organized to .this former desert outpost. Missouri's Third Annual School Opens At Car- uthersvillc Monday CARU'1'HKRSVIUiE. Mo., July 28 -Missouri's third annual Cotton Classing school will be held here next week, beginning jfoiidny, July Ji, nnd concluding Salimlny, Any. otn. 11 wtis announced here yesterday by E. n. Hope, assistant county agent. Tho six-dny school will be Held In (lie high school inulitorlnm, I wnlcli, It BUS stated, provides al- mcst Ideal facilities in regard to' lighting and space for Inbles. Classes will be IUTIIUKUI) according to experience in grading nnd stapling so llmt cue!) i-ronp may : receive (lie training most bene- ' ficlal to iimt particular group. There win be one group for (hose | who have attended previous schools, and another for beginners. I Tho purpose of the schcol Is for growers, buyers, clnncrs, vocational agriculture sludcnls, 4-11 clul> members, and all others Interested . to lenni more ubout (he differences land finality of cotton. Competent government licensed cotton classers will be In charge of the cotton grading and (stapling clnsscs, while well-informed speakers will tnlk on subjects of interest to the clnsscs. 'Hie program sets out, about six and one-linlf hours practice cnch dny lu Binding and stapling- cotton, with brief discussions each tiny en subjects dealing with the producing nnd marketing of cotton. Cation samples amounting to about 1300 pounds have been received from the Mld-Sculli Cotton Growers Assoelntlon to be used In the ilnlly classing nnd stapling sessions. The school is being held though the cooperation of the county extension cilice, the Mid-South Colton Growers Association, nnd the CiinithersvlUe vocational Agriculture department. A small,fee of $5 for ndnlls nnd $| for vocational ngrl- cuuurc studcnl.s and 4-11 cltib members Is being charged, lo helj defray Incidental expenses. Last year, ulnicst a hundred persons attended the scliool, tlilrty- I'lght belnu from 1'emlscol County. In addition lo (his county, six other countk's of BoulUeast Missouri mid Northeast Arkunsns hnd representatives nt Ihe school. Kcelstrnlloti will be ni elijlit o'clock Mondny morning, July 31. Batiinliiy morning, August 5, thti Jlnnl I'.s-nnilmitiom will be given, beginning at U:-t5, anil Hint mow- Ing the Cation School Becrelnry will make Ids voiiort, after whlcli cerllllcatcii will ln> awarded lo the imallfylng students, lollowlnKWlilcli the school will close at noon of thai day. • Among the well-known speakers, Iheir subjects, ami the dale lliey will speak, are the following; Monday, July 3i~Oonlon 71. Nnnce, extension economist, Missouri College of Agriculture, "Purpose of Cotton Classing School"; II. Vnndlver, field service director, Mill-South Ocllon Groivm Association, "Principles of Col Ion c/luss- Ing." Tuesday, August I—P, K. Noi-rls, economist, U. S. Oepni'lnwnt uf Agriculture, "The Foreign cation Situation." ' Wcrtnesdny, August 2—J. i{. I'niiUIng, extension economist, Missouri College of AgrliMlHure, "Colton Improvement In Missouri," Tliursdny, Alifjlisl :i-s. Croivs Reynolds, sinner, Cimilhersville, "Problems In Olimlng and Mer- fhnntllahiB Missouri Cotton." Friday, August .|-Spenker lo bo selected, spcnklng on "New Uses for ColUn," Sntindny, August —Clordon B. Nance, Missouri College of Agriculture extension ccojiomlst, "Review of Ixiclurcs," Hoi-Dog Buyer Awarded .-! $335Jr^PickIe Row MONTREAL. (UP)-Por injuries received in an argument over a pickle, at n hot-dog slnnd, A I). Elder, was (warded $335 In dnm- agiw b) 1 the conn of Appeals lierc: F.liler flrsl wns mrarded J8W ilnmnues by the Sii|ierlor Court tali, this amount wns cut lo $3(15 by the higher court, The hl^h court also ruled thnt Die linn of the refreshment stand wns not responsible i and the whole blnino rested on nn , employe (it Ihe slantl, and on Elder himself. Elder liked DID pIcMo on )ils sandwich, nnd nsked for iv second, this he received and becnme angry when he was refused ft third. He then proceeded lo help himself suid wns lilt In the fncc by a glnss and ills )!|i cut severely. lfi;na>, suit wn.s ItislUiitcd against tile employe, who, said Killer, threw Ihe Blttss, iind agnlnst tlie owners of the hol-dou slnnd, as being responsible for the employe's action, The Superior Cowl assessed El- 1 der's diunnijpx at $1,200 and found PHONE 2ftr, FOHYOUU POULTRY Nice, rut hens nnd fryers & other poultry nt nil times. ft'K 1WKSS AND DK.I.IVIlIt FKEKI STICKT.RK-GOOUWIN CO. 400 K. jvinln • him to blnme ohe-thlrd for the af- fali and both the refreshment' sland proprietors and (employe to- gethcr liable for two-thUds of the damage, or for payment of MW. It was tliia Judgment that was brought before tlie Court of Appeals Ken lywed* 74 and 19 aHEELYVlLhE, 3, 0. lUP)-Dan Cupid thrives to a ripe old age In tills little South Carolina, town. Latest newiyweds here -arc iioben Ifawklns, W, and Fannie Burns; 14, WHY PAY MORE? Ke«j> Summtr Clothes,. Cool, 4 Fresh at Less Cost to YoiirMlf, Dresses Cleaned 6'5c Suits Cleaned 85c PHONE 162 PEERLESS CLEANERS Cherry ft Franklin Notice Farmers : t We Are Now Contracting ; Fall Green Bean Acreage. BLYTHEVILLE CANNING CO. Eat Your Cake And Have It Too! Pay the rent money to yourself. You CAN do it! $20.5!) tier month "in- cluditifir (axes and insurance pays for onr "Average Man's Home." Uvirig •• room, two bedrooms, kitchen, dining mxtk ttiul bath. Huilt for permanence just like the hctler chiSK'homes, but on n scale to meet the aver- :iigb nmn'H purse. . '..''. ' : . . : . :; '.,.'•'...•'..'•' - 'NOW OPEN FOR INSPECTION Air Conditioned For i'our Comfort Lowest Rates 111 E. Main St. — Blytlicvillo S^se-; i' '»^ r ' •'••-'•• • - ;:|i$ce Drivers buy RIVCRSIDES 50 for ANY OLD TIRE ;:rs^^^^ ^ a §2.50 ^vancc oiT the t"^*™^"^ each Rivcrride DeLiixc tire you buy! You get the hnest firsUnalilv tire money can buy I Far more stable! Less, like- Iv lo skiti! Harder to wear out! Easier to steer! . ROOF Ccvliiinlcuil WooiHux (Jtiiylilend mm- position shingles' \vfiffhin 2f!fl per SI DEW ALLS Cerligrnclo Keil Cedar Shingles, double counseil nriilttl on tong-uc ,ii)(l groove .shealliiii); with galvanized mills. Insulallnjr p paper lieiivcen lliree co.its of lead and oil palnf. WINDOWS Non-slick, pre-nttcd and i assembled at factory wltli full niclajl weatilierstrip- pliiK, I'ullman balances and narrow line rolonlil triii). •1.50-21 .1.75-10 5.25-17 6.00-16 G.SO-IG 7.00-16 , Keg. Price 8.75 9.05 10.20 12.00 15.:)0 17.35 Allowance 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 Sale I'rice G.25 8.<i5 7.7(1 10.10 12.80 M.85 FOUNDATION Porch floors, steps, walks, drive and garage door solid concrete for permanence. INTERIOR ^ 1. •J. 2. + V 3. if -1. if 5. if 6. Three coals Hanhvall I'laslcr. Wnllpaper in all rooms but kitchen and bafH. Complete kitchen cabinels. Non-mechanical dish-wnshin^ sink. Electric W.'itcr Heater. Inlaid linoleum on kitchen and bath doors. it\\. Disappearing stairway to attic.' '1-inch Rock Wool Insulation. Emerson built-in circulating Fans. Hardwood Floors. lieautiful plumbing and electric fixtures. Russell and Erwin Door Locks. 406 W. Main CBiERY WARD Phone G76 1015 Hearn—one of city's best locations j OPEN FOR INSPECTION FRIDAY EVENING AND SUNDAY AF- TEHNOON FROM 3 TO 6. ANYTIME BY APPOINTMENT. Phone 100 or 387 E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO.

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