The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 9, 1939 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 9, 1939
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1939 George Fielding Eliol Points Out Their Important Roles Wlial price neutrality? Fn r 'lie neutrals nnd the ' lighting nations? l.'.imed military expert George Kklilinir Eliot, In (he fcllowiiip; exclusive dispatch called to NBA Sen-Ice and Courier News describes the poifiilial role of Europe's neutrals la the nirfs- tnf con/lief, BV GEORGE PIEUKNG F.UOT LONDON, Sept 8.—Europe's neutrals loom large as factors for tie- feat or victory In tlie Gorman campaign, Spain's neutrality Is a serious Wow r to Nazi hopes, as Spanish bases were essential to Oernian submarine and surface operations against British trade routes nnd Die Mediterranean and Atlantic sea routes.,, between France and ncr African colonies. A hostile Spain also would force j Prance to guard the Pyrrencs border against, an expert and war- liardened Spanish army. With Britain's Gibraltar free from Spanish threat and a neutral Spanish Morocco removing any threat against French North Africa, time and resources would not be wasted in cleaning up these outlying positions. BELGIUM STRONGER TOIMY THAN IN '14 Neutral Belgium is much more formidably armed than in 1914 with strtmg fortifications along Albert cannl and Ihe river. It has a capable air force which includes only, planes for defensive fighting and few bombers. For Germany to attack Bel- Blum would add considerably lo forces opposing Hitler in the West without markedly improving '.he Nazi strategical position. On the other hand Belgium would be of little help in the launching of a French attack against Germany since the Belgian frontier with Germany is very short, and German western fortifications cover Belgium and Luxembourg as well as the French border. Neiitral Netherlands is another -matter. It is much more exposed to German attack, although provisions for inundation between fortificalions might prove a formidable obstacle, at least delaying any German onslaught. The Dutch army is trained on a short service basis and Is neither as -strong nor as well equipped •as tlie Belgian military. But Holi land does t offer an advantageous • ge'cJSypfefcjy position toi the allies from' Its "position 'on the right . ban): of thc Rhine. On tlie other hand, the Belgian-Dutch neutrality, from the point of view of air attacks probably offers a greater' advantage to Germany than to Britain as it protects Germany to some extent from direct attack from English bases.. SWITZERLAND IN KEY POSITION • Historically neutral Switzerland occupies a key position between Germany, Prance and Italy. Its army also is trained on a short- term . basis. Tlie Swiss terrain is most difficult, the mountain passes are well fortified and the people are determined to defend desperately their traditional neutrality. It is likely that any attempt to violate this neutrality would cost the as-grosser more than thc results would warrant. i •' Strategically important Denmark! commanding (lie entrance . lo thc Baltic Sea, Is in an extremely exposed position, with a very small and poorly equipped army and a navy that could not resist seriously a German thrust, Norway, less exposed geogrsph-! ieally, is somewhat better armed thair .Denmark. . j Sweden is very important to Germany because of Us supply of high grade iron ore, nnd its muni-' Free From Spanish Tilt-eats Spain's neutrality Is n serious blow to Nazi hopes. Gibraltar. Britain's eiiRi'tllaii' gale •niieiui, Is free from the threat of hostile Spanish forces front of 11. to the Mecllter- beltlnd It and those In Spanish Morocco Hi \dmlnislrator AAA, us saying that 'assnge ami subsequent results of lie program .were due more lurgely o the American FVirm Utirenu (linn o any oilier group. "Without llio nfluencc of the Federation, the 225,000,000 appropriation for par- ly payments In 1940 and the $133,500,0000 for disposal of surplus agricultural products here and abroad would not Imvc been appropriated, said Mr. Owen. Charles n. Colcman, president of the Mississippi County Bureau, vho presided at last night's mect- ng, announced that owing to the "net that auditors, from (he stale comptroller's office, who have been vorklng on (lie county audit, were called away yesterday no report ld be made of llielr findings. In seeking ways and means of putting 'It is likely that any attempt to violate Swiss neutrality would cost he aggressor more than the results would warrant." Above, tin artillery crew on guard in a Swiss mountain pass, backgrounded by tun towering crags that make the terrain n military hazard. tion works. But Sweden, by far the most formidable, hi a military sense, of tlie Scandinavian comi- tries, hn.s a good army, equipped to the teeth, and mi excellent although small navy, including small battleships, cruisers, destroyers and submarines. Finland is In a bad position because of long frontier with' < an uncer B Soviet. Russia, always an uncer-!Schroedcr Emphasizes tain neighbor. The' Baltic states | could not long resist attack either from Germany or Russia. If forced to chose, they would prefer Germans to Russians any day rOHTUGAL ' TS STRATEGIC Portugal has declared her neu- Farm Bureau Activity at Osceola Meeting OSCEOLA, Ark., Sept. 8.—"llie American farmer must, ue organized to protect the farm home; lo trality, though asserting fidelity to, f"f rc thc Ijermnnency of Agricul- the British alliance. sn e Is not *«« «•"Jjndwtij-; and to teach important while Siiain remains I neutral but would be a vitally lm-'° lves a portnnt British fleet base if Spain made Gibraltar untenable. There remain then only thc neutrals of southeast Europe ami the Balkans which be discussed in a succeeding dispatch. is important to remcmbr-i because of the major char- It that ncter of this crisis these small neutrals may join or be forced to join sides in the war and may have a decicslve influence on the outcome. Thc "propaganda"' war continues unabated nnd will be intensified as tlie war proceeds and each side seeks to cause. ' neutrals to HOLD EVERYTHING - By Clyde Lews "My husband is nroiimt somewhere—probably in thc back yard practicing with his pistol or playing with the the Individual farmer thai decent contribution •monoy, time, and talent to he his craft- his community— his fellow man and his posterity", was the striking statement of R. W. Schroc- <ier, assistant agricultural agent for Mississippi County, at the regulai meeting of the Mississippi Farm Bureau held at the Community Clubhouse Thursday night. Mr. schrocrfer urged the farm lenders presnt to have courage to teach this fact to the membership emphasizing that the minimum objective should be nn "adequate standard of living for the farm home and nn income from the farm lo pay the bill." In discussing the old nnd the new. today, in the Extension Programs. he traced the origin of the county extension service .around thirty years ngo when local groups began to study ways of combatting the boll weevil, then r making its first appearance. Comparisons were made between various counties In Arkansas and other states as to membership, financial standing and services rendered. Tuscaloosa county Ala., leads the nation with 3100 Farm Bureau members; Texas is 100 percent with all 247 counties having organizations; Washington county. Ark,, leads this stale with mere than" two thousand members. Forty states in the nation arc at present members of the National Farm Bureau, with three more tu be admitted by the end of this year. A. C. Owen of Lost Cane community, secretary of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau, gave highlights of the recent Southern Rum Bureau Training School held In Memphis quoting B. M. Evans, PHONE 205 FOR YOUR POULTRY Nice, fat hens and fryers & other poultry at all times. (VE DRESS AND DELIVER FREE! STICKLER-GOODWIN CO. «6 E. Main on a sound financial farm bureau recently he county Dasls, the voted opposition to floating a bond ssue, and endorsed,the audit. In nn' open forum on the ques- fon various plans and angles were discussed and questions answered jy W. P. M. Ferguson of Cm-son 'c, H. C. KnnppBiiberger and Roland Greon of Blythevllle, G. n. Segraves of Osceola and others. A plan suggested by Mr. Colcmnn for consideration was lo reduce the assessed valuation of land by onehalf: dcublc the school tax to thirty-six mills, nnd double the county tax. It was pointed out. that Mississippi County pays around $2,000,000 into the state treasury annually yet the county's turnback is among the smallest of the counties. No recommendations were voted. Efforts of the Durt Cnson American Legion Post, Blythevllle, In their campaign for payment ol poll (axes were commended. Tlie next mettins; of thc bureau will be held Octobci fifth at Um Rusllc Inn in Blythevillo, It wns announced by .Mr. Colcman. Errant Spring Under Building To Aid Cooling PHILADELPHIA (UP) — IJllgl neers supervising construction of the new Municipal Court Building put their minds to good use when confronted with a baffling underground spring that poured out 200 gallons of water a minute. The stream, lor a while held up construction until foundations were sunk 22 feet Into Hie ground. But the engineers still had the water seepage problem. Tests were made ol the spring and showed it always wns 58 degrees and clean enough to tlrink. The engineers then came upon a novel scheme for air-conditioning the "Palace of Justice" at a. big saving In the city water supply. Ducts will carry thc ccolcd and mmidifled air lo every part of the building, except thc "cooler," or eel! block in the basement. The underground stream also asses by the Public Library, cross the street from the covirt yard. Franklin H. Price, librarian, said ic association often thought of using the water fcr air-conditioning—"but we haven't • even the noney we need for books." All Major Coutilrics, Many Minor Ones Have Channels In America »>' \VII,I,1H TIIOKNTON NKA Krrvlir-StiilY Coiwsuomlent . Actual war In Europe means immediate heightening O f i), c U1 ,,.- Vflge ol foreign propaganda In the United States, which began in ION nnd bus never let up since, All mujtir countries, anil some very minor ones, have their nml I'hniiiifls of propaganda In Hits t'otniiry, using every possible uenns to mold American policy to coincide with their own. But the present slumtlon is serious enough to have merited the special attention of President Koose-voll. who' has announced .spo- c.lal precautions against It. Propngmxla In general Includes nil orgiiulml cflorts (o sway public opinion, in the sense- In which Americans understand It, however, remcmbrrhn; World Wur experience, II Implies devious methods, vhosc source, agencies and objects ire not clearly understood by the people nHedeil. Last September, Congress In nn effort to "stnokc out" the sources of such propaganda, passed a law compelling registration of all such agents—nil who represent foreign governments, parlies, or Individuals other than purely commercial capacities. Any such law obviously could bracket only the more opcii and "legUlmnle" foreign propaganda cfforls, but (hi: results In one year Imvc been Interesting. EVEN IIA1I.E SKLASS1K (IAS I'UOI'AGANDIS'J' Three hundred and fifty-one agents have registered thus far. They range all the way from Josef Israels 11, representing the Interests of Halle Selassie, late emperor of Ethiopia, to Sir Wllmol Lewis, correspondent of tlie august London Times. Sir Wilmot would nol be compelled lo register In his capacity ns n newspaper • correspondent, but he does a great deal of lecturing nnd writing for American magazines, Some of this work of representing foreign governments Is highly profitable. For Instance, George pjamgaron" gets $50,000 u year from the Dominican Republic for "public relations work." Here Is more of the Interesting roster: Bruce Bllvcn—Haitian Republic. Angus S. Fletcher and Robert ..Wllbci force—British Library of Information. • Frederick Moore—Advisor to Japanese government. Herbert a. Houston — Advisor Chinese consul-general. ,. . - nv.WILLIAM i:. (iii.itoY, ». r>; ^illlcir of Advance Those who urtlcvr Hint chnrnctel' is Jonnni eliWIy by environment Imvo u very dillleult problem to face, for uood fathers often have very weak umi evil sons, iwd very bad fathers often Imve very good sons. It would swiii that father UK! sen who come out of much Ihc Bftinc 'environment would fuco nuch Ihe (mine sort of conditions. We ure Mo apt to forget, perhaps, that mothers are a very Important faelor in Ihe cnso. We are likewise upi ( 0 underestimate the Importance of heredity, which ti'connls for the exlrmu's of ggo<j- ioss and badness In eencrnllonff- O f [he same family, Tho-i! Is, of .'Oiii'.w, lhi> oiinllfylng clrciimsthit'ce ihnt the environment may actually Jo very much illlVeionl from vil'mt t seems, The fact tbat n fnlhor ins been n dnmknrd or n wmil'pr ins .sometimes stimulated n son's detcrmlimllon not to follow In his father's footsteps. The text ol uur lesson In itself would not Mem lo mran n great don I or to olfev much for spiritual Instruction. It secuw lo be cast very much In terms of rUmtllstle inicticc, But If «-c rend (he context and take Into account the whole story nnd circumstances, we shnll llnd n roost Interesting lesson, full of hmunii value* and very Instrtic- .Ivc for righteousness. * » • Ahnn. king of Jiulnh, (vns one of .he worst kings In lh ft whole history of that jicnplc.. Uul, his son, Ucstoklnh, In contrast, was one ol (he best, llrackliili Clinic lo the John M. Taylor—Mexican Nationalists (Gold Shirts). Henry P. Fletcher (former nm- bnssiKlor. to Italy)—Itnly-American .Society of N. Y. •W. S. Culbertson (former ambassador lo Chile)—Spanish No- tionalists. Tlie fact thai Uiesc representatives came in and registered nc- cording to luvv Is the best evidence of their straightforwardness. Many are concerned chiefly with promoting travel and trade with Ihc counti}- they represent. George Sylvester Vlcreck, for Instance, Is not now on thc register but he was only a short time ntjo employed by (lie German consul hi New York as a publicity advisor and also did work for a- publicity firm employed by Nazi Germany He Insists that all his work was commercial and not propagandists, and that he Is not now In sympathy with the Nazi regime, rod and writer, he wns thc kaiser's ablest propagandist In the United Stales during thc World War, editing the widely-distributed "The Fatherland." Tlie 351 registered foreign agents arc. however, merely n drop In thc flood of propagandists', thc really sinsler of whom arc effective In proportion to their anonymity. The principal sources of foreign propaganda nrc Britain, Germany, Russia, with Il/ily, Frmice, Japan China trailing. All have thc j same cbject': to create as favor-1 able an Impression as possible of their government nnd people, nnd SUNDAY SCHOOL LftSON kingdom under clicumslances that would test llu> character mid COIIWBO of tiny man. cvcji If lie had the strong will to do rlglit; Alia?,, In his vlolousni'SM and foolishness, had perverted Die religion' of Isrne). lie hud stripped the 1 temple of ll.s treasures to try (a gain the favor _of'ril B ain-plls(.'ncr, king of Assyria, though it did him no good, Not conlciu to ilt'si'cmlo Die temple nml pervert, the religion of Isritel, ho imil nt s o set up nllnr.i everywhere In Jerusalem to false sods. Pagan shrines were nl the street comers. ' One can Imagine how deeply, these things nuisl have taken liold 1 of the We. of n people who even permitted llii'in to happen, Yet, the first thing that Ilecy.eklnh did when ii« liccaine king was to face this situation iioUUy. lie purlfled UK* lcmplt> nnd restored Us worship, mid ho destroyed (ho uitnrs tlmt had been set up for Idolatrous I worship. This whs not etiotitjli. Tlie life of the nation Itself hurt to' be purified: Our lesson describes Ihls symbolic purlltaitloii, wliicli Imd underlying It much real experience of snnctlllcatlon In the imUonnl observance, of the 1'assovcr, when Hie people assembled i\l Jerusalem and "kepi Die Icnsl of unleavened bread seven days with great Kltul- iioxs. 1 " It was n great dny In Israel; nnd fcr modern nations nml people* there Is hope hi what It diiphiislzcs: tluit mass movements for health, sanity and righteousness lire as much ixwslMe us mass movements of lapse Into laxity and degrcdfttlon. Non-Musical Cabman . Directs Dance Band NEW OHWAKS ' (UP) - Frank (Vnl> Barbara makes a living out of cabs and cadenza's without being able-to read music , mul'-wlthout being classed as n 'singing cnb- drlver. Here's how lin does It- Bui-Ing (he day lie forcsakcs music entirely, with the exception of an occasional tweet on'>'the whistle ho uses to cnl! cobs. Hs woi'ks ns n cab starter—from 8 A, M. to 5 P. M. After dark, Bnrfoam directs Ill's dance uantl. He dccsn't know anything about music personally, but He knows there's money In dance bands. Lightning dors more good than harm. Ench year It produces tons of fixed nitrogen which 'greatly aids vcgRttitloii when added to the noil. to mold American opinion on for- elKii policy nloiiK Huts which will aid home policy. Thus French propaganda Is largely a "good-wlU" kind, wlillu the Russian has, during the two years, been devoted almost exclusively toward swinging American foreign policy Into the line of Stalin. CENSOHSIIII' MADE I'OKM OK I'HOI'ACANDA The first net of the British In 10M, one day alter war was declared, was to cut the Clermmi millet; to the United State, ant! clamp down n strict censorship, That. Is simply propaganda In the negative sense. With radio, cables are no longer so • Important, but censorship Imd nlrcady been Jammed down by the European countries before fighting started, mid lltllc Information will be able to get to America except'dial'which has been approved by (he censors. American foreign news correspondents abroad lire the best In the world, mid the fairest, but they cnn't send what neither cable radio, or mail Is allowed to carry •The atrocity, stories' have not yet begun; to come through, but they will. All who remember the Crucified Canadian, the Child With Its Hands Cut Olf, the Baby Spitted on the Bayonet, the Corpse- Conversion Factory—none of which ever stood tip under Investigation —know that deliberate deception Is all part of the propaganda game. In fuel. Arthur, Lord Ponsonby, British member of Parliament, who in In a position to know, has written tlmt "Falsehood Is a recognized nnd extremely useful weapon In warfare, .mid every country uses It quite deljberatcly to deceive it.s own people, to attract neutrals, nnd to mislead the enemy." For when war ueglns truth Is the first casually. TUHBOTV1LI.E. Pa. (UP)—Last spring, while plowing n field for wheat, Joseph Laldackcr lost Ills « allot containing $29. After the wheat ripened nnd was cut, Lal- dacker started plowing the Held again. In one of Hie furrows lay hl.s wallet, still Intact and containing the money. TERMINIX TERMINATES TERMITES BRUCE-MEMPHIS Ore Smelter Revival Indicated for Texas HOUSTON, Tex. (UP)-A oneo- lirospcrous Industry, processing of Texas' abundant Iron ore, will be revived here next year under pltuvs announced by A. s. .ucrgcmluhl, Houston engineer.- ; J. M. Pendlcy, Jr., engineer for Cocklnirn Oil company of Houston, who wll build the plant, said Hint construction of « smelter on the ship channel here will begin this fall. The first unit will huvc u capacity for 100 tens of piR iron dally, ho said. The ore reduction plant will 'operate on n new process developed by Borgcwlfllil to use natural gns and unlive ore. Deposits of ore from East Texas will be used. The Industry had an auspicious start CO years ago In East Texas, when a plant was established nl New Birmingham, near Husk. The lack of coke for smelling caused Texas to fall be- lilml other Iron-producing , states mid the Industry hud declined fov nboiit 25 years; ••COURTS Martha Dclroy vvns nne<l lei dollars on n charge of disturbing the peace in Municipal Court yes terday. One mnn was fined today on i public drunkenness chnrgc. The feathers of ix'iigulns resemble scales. J. L GUARD Optometrist Only Graduate Optometrist in Blythevllle, Glasses Fllttd Correctly Byc.r.vthing for your onler- tninmcnl imil comfort.' Watch Society P*ft Of Courier News F»r Free Show Gnesti Saturday Also ctirloon & serial "Oregon Trail." Continuous show. ^ Admission 111! 5:00 p.m. lOu ft iiOe Admission ufler B p.m. lliq &• .lie Sunday - Monday *Robert CUMMINGS • GREY ^GLORIA JEAN PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Pric** Kirby Drug Stores ALFALFA SEED FOR SALE We have on bund a supply of New Crop alfalfa seed for sale. U. S. Verified and approved for A.A.A. payment In North Central District. L. R. Matthews Gin Co Phone ll-F-2 Yarbro Post Office, IHylhcvlllc, Arlt. on Ihc Mississippi's Largest — Fines! — M--»est AI.I.-STKKL EXCURSlOiS STEAMER Sicied HejrJ Yourg MM'J Club V. t. 0, Shteihwd & American Uglotv MOONLIGHT EXCURSION 3.T. CaratbarjviH* ...... ...,,.8-CS DEL '• Enjoy an evening of fun an<J romanc! on H; river. Ride this splendid, palaliil slcamcr thai people co-o from cossl to coast lo see. Dance to Hie smjih hit bini of thc season. 'SIDENT [ire DtcVi High Cily Block Long 2000 D>ncm jf eat limt Announcing l.hc Opening of ihe NEW CITIES MASTER SERVICE STATION Located on Highway fi! Af the Arkansas-Missouri Slate Line Open for Business Sunday, Sept. 10 featuring "One Slop" Service Complete line of Acme Tires, RaUcrics anil Accessories Special souvenirs, balloons & banks, given to those who visit us during our opening, L N. NOLAN, Manager *IEUUHIONDI *VIRClHIAWEI01fR > KURGARn UHOSAt *C,MIIinf SMITH , * SIHY GIIIUT *AHNGIUIS * RAYMOND WAUURN *SA«Uftl HINDS A JOE PASTERNAK PRODUCTION .. CllOVEII JOKCS Diriclid by RICHARD WAtLACE VM«»Uh4IVEIiS»l Hclur* Also I'nniniounl News K Conwily Continuous sliow Sundivy Ailmls. Sunday all liny IBc * 36c Ailniis. Jlomlny Alallncc lOc & 25o iVloiid.iy Nlfht 16o ft- 3fic R OX Y Admtalon always Ita & Z8c Mat ID tea Fri.-SM.-Sna Friday-Saturday Gold Mine in the Sky with GBNE AUTRY and Smiicy Burneltc. Also carioon * serial "Ilairk of Ihc Wilderness." Continuous shotr Saturday. Sunday-Monday BLOOD-CHIU1NG1 TKIMAJB TH1VCOULI* 8EOT8IAK& F tlJI.ja A COLUMBIA HCtUH Also Fox News Si Comcily

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