The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 8, 1940 · Page 5
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JFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1940 mm TIHT OF fie Strategic Position Of Island Of Crete ELYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS fccu^ied Now By British It Was Once Center O. f Culture .V N r EA Sen-ice The island of Crete — like Its < ' lother country, Greece — has a ' . rategic value in the struggle for ower hi the eastern Mediterran- Hn. Lying about equidistant from ju'ope, Asia and Africa, it is a jaluable base for warships arid Ipmbing planes. ',; Greece reached its zenith sev- :i:al centuries before the time of i'hrist. but Cretan culture dates jick.mvch further'than that—to '•"- 1 - 1 - 2000 B. C <i It \vas a culture similar in many iys to our own, as far as arche- j-Hogists have ben- able to explain . \ Crete today is a somewhat jard island with products largely sricultural—olives, olive oil, raising j!tron and other fruits. Potential ,iineral deposits are unexploited. ; Crete's area is about 3320 square Mies—larger than the state of elaware, smaller than Connecti- '•tt. It is the fourth largest island •-" the Mediterranean, being sur- assed by SicUy, Sardinia and Cyrus. Its population is approxim- tely 370,000. : The island is 160 miles long; its readth varies from 7M: to 35 miles, terrain is mountainous, and the •orthern shore is dotted with bays ,nd natural harbors, best of which ••;•• at Suda. :, Crete's history in. the Christian ra has been one of violence, its eople were in almost constant re- pit against Turkish and Egyptian '.zle in the last two centuries. And iveral times since taking control •i 1912 Greece has been forced to se trops to quell incipient revo- • itions. MEDirERRANEAHSEA \( CHIEF pit Enter* Third Term With More Power Than Any Other President Occupation, of the'island of Crete gives Britain n,t only commencing position across the Aegean Sea but provides .bombing plane base from which flights may be made to lower Italy, all Balkan countries, Italian Libya and the Dodecanese Islands, where Italy has important naval and air bases! ' Driving during the winter months irith tires that axe improperly in- iated will cause rapid wear, hard teering, and an excessive use of asoline. Jo Relieve Misery of UQUlD,TABLtT5.SALVE. NOSE DROPS soap Rhode Island Society Receives Dickens' Desk BRISTOL, R. I. (UP)—A small table once, used by. Charles Dickens has been given the Bristol Historical Society by the latp. Col. Merton "A. Chcesrnan. His will describes the table as ''my small round Dickens table which my father purchased at a sale of the late Charles Dickens' effects at Gad's Hill. Hingham, Kent, England, and brought to this country by me. This table was from Dickens' library and stood on one .side of Dickens' writing desk and on which was placed food when Dickens wrote." S KI N TROUBLES 1% I 1^ OF EXTEINAL CHEMICAL CAUSE 31earing-up help and healing aid helped by antisepsis of Black and White Ointment soothes out burn, itch. Krjst try does it or your rnoney ?***-" Vital in cleansing is good. , get Black and White Skin Soap. Because it meets the strictest requirements J-M ASPHALT TILE FLOORING i WAS USED IN THE NEW Walls' Hospital Hospital floors roust be kept clean and they must be able to withstand tremendous wear. Because J-M Asphalt Tile Flooring met the strict requirements of sanitation and durability it was selected as the flooring f or the new Walls Hos- .pital. However, these were not the only points thai, decided the builders hi favoi- of lohns-Manviile. Its line appearance, resistance to moisture aiu! fire, comfort, sanitation and safety under foot make it the ideal flooring. This flooring, which comes in a great variety of pleasing colors and patterns, is easily cleaned, making; it particularly adapted to locations where nigh sanitary standards must be maintained. It cushions hard heels aiid makes for quiet foot Iratnc. It is a safe floor, because the tile surface dees not wear slippery with use. THE NEW WALLS HOSPITAL WILL BE FORMALLY OPENED SUNDAY — VISIT IT AND SEE THESE ATTRACTIVE FLOORS. FURNITURE CO. All Powerful He con control stabilization fund of $2,006,000,006. ; He can devalue the dollar any Hi \ He con print $3,000,000,000 in , He can fix the value of tKe sifvi He has $250,000,000 in cosh at I He can commandeer factories f< [ He can issue priorities on defenj He can control the railroads in efjr j , He can control radio if nation is \ He can control and I He can control ' He can control He can confj .He can co Congratulations to the Walls'Hospital on their New Annex We are proud that we supplied the Building Material 4RKMO LUMBER CO 40 By BRUCE CATTON NEA Service Stiff 00rrM|>ond9Qt WASHINGTON, Nov. B.^-Heading iriumphtmtly into his third term, President Roosevelt carries with him more actual, concrete power than any President in American! .ilstory, ' j Lay aside the prestige th&t goes with his smashing of the third-term tradition and hi^ victory at the polls, and consider only black-and- white laws. • The.se urc in literal fact what some of them have often been .ailed—blank checks, signed and countersigned by the Congrcsg, giving the President power to dp practically anything he may wish with the foreign and domestic afr I'airs of the nation. Some of these powers were voted to him last summer. Others arc holdovers from the early days :0f the New Deal. Still others come down from laws passed.long before Mr. Roosevelt oame to office. Probably it Is fair to say that no one. in Washington knows precisely - how many of them.there are and how far they go. • • ' ' • Alpng with the powers goes, a vast amount of authority.'over : -''a sphere Congress ha? always jealously considered its own—the '-. public purse. In any survey of the; vast powers held by the President, Ihotie affecting monqy riui.ft get first -consideration. MONEY—AND MORE iMONEY For example: , "r The President hn.s complete' control over n {stabilization fund ''of $2,000,000,000. He can devalue the dollar at'any time he chooses. He can print ,$3,000.000,000 jn greenbacks. He can fix the value of the.sil- j ver dollar at 'any. ratio he selects, j and may lay down the rules under which gold can bn acquired, held, imported or exported. : Y • 'In addition, he has $250,000,000 .in"cash at his'disposal. The army and navy appropriation .bills - of last June set up • : an' .emergency fund of $100,000,000 for the -President to use as he saw fit to provide for emergencies "affecting i the national', security "and defense." The President need ma'ke no accounting of this .'money bc- "fore June of 1942:-So far, only a little more than $5,500,000 of this has been spent. , A supplemental defense appropriation bill passed • in Septernber gives the President another hundred mjljion for defense housing. Slightly less than : $40^000,000 -of .this- has been advanced to the Federal Works Agency, but the President will get this money back from the War and Navy Departments. . ' Lastly, there is $50,000,000 which the President may spend on supplies of food, medicines and other rie.- cessaries for refugees and war victims, to be distributed by the Red Cross. Only a few hundred thousands of this have been spent tc date. . r All this is only a starter, POWER GRANT IfA,S LAWYERS GU.ESSING Last July Congress passed an act to expedite the national defense. This .empowers the President trough .the .secretary of war, tc ouild and operate factories for tht oianufacture ,of military equipment oupplies and pjunitions. Under this -he President could put the govern-, ment into the munitions business— or .the airplane manufacturing bus T ine,<>s, or indeed into practically any other business affecting national defense. Tnis same law then goes on to make an amazing: grant of power which has .the lawyers guessing out looks like authorisation to dc practically anything, It simply empowers the President "to provide for emergencies affecting the national .security and defense and i or each ami .every purpose connected therewith. 1 ' The .draft act authorizes the President to commandeer any fac ; tory.which refuses to accept:- i government order for defense mar lerjal or to give such an order priority. The President .may also requisition any munitions or machine tools .produced here for foreign governments ' or" for private con r cerns. , .„'. •'.•.' .. •" He can control the nation's' industrial life, Y by- issuing priorities for-- the- prpductipn. of defense materials, ' "' ' : ' ; - • - : _ :,•: ;-',- Ui;cter.-a..-}.920 amendment to the Interstate Gornniercc Act ' he . cat) control the railroads in time- of emergency, by laying down priorities ;for .ccVtaitx types .of traffic— a : power.by whipji apy industry'.in the' cojmtry • could be brought to heel. ' . '..'•.''.'•'.;'• ' LTjider 1 ' the • cspionnge act of 1017. -the President ia&y exercise complete control over'ail ."vessels doniestic or-fpreign, 'in U. S. ..territorial .'waters, even to the,-extent of seizing'them and removing their crew > s by force. " •'*''>; - The Prci-iident couid coi.)troi '"the electric, utilities u'iiqer.'.'a?J act..^ 1935, \vl.iicirgivcii him broad, powers over distribution systems to provide current for war-essential industries. He could control radio up to the hilt in (IBM of war, Jn time of threat or peril to the country/or even "to preserve ^ht neutrality # the United Btates," htvlnf »uthor. Uy.to take over sUtioiu and neU works to be run by the government, During any emergency . ptrjxxl pj-flcJaJnied by. the_Pre^ldpnt, ho cai; have poinplete jww^r over the country'* banking snd financial system. ->;,,. In wwrtUne.he <^uld put ^H t«)e- phoi>« and telegraph facilities under military contrpl/ Nor are these power* all. The Prcikfent ^?*ri control foreign trade by «mbttr«olng the export of any (jominpdlties he 4e«ms necwsarv to the national 'defense. ' . " He can control and regulate foreign exchange and transfers of credit, Through the lire wt QIC Jm- port-!fcport Bank,lit can grant loans to private industry or to for«l|n government*. Ht can anth«r- iie the sal? of "wrplus" war material* to foreign countries, subject to the approval of ranking army and navy chiefs. Last but certainly : not least, the draft act is so drawn as to give the' President ' ewe'cping power over the nation's meti. The act vesla exceedingly broad powers Jr the local draf| boards-which, i« thg last; analysis, means that the pow§r Is vested in the President Conceivably, these powers could be used to regiment worker* PAGE FfVl farmery and indeed ail oth« betwttn 21 and H to a Courier News wwit *ad«. / • Expert Radio Service Home and. Auto Radios ' All Work Guarantied .. - .Phone 676 Montgomery Ward COAL Uifh Grad* . Uw Priee Farmer's Gin & Exchange Co. Phone 325 We urge you to carefully inspect the General Electric KITCHEN In the NEW ANNEX at the Walls' Hospital This modern kitchcn,includin|jG<|neraI Electric all-metal, built-in cabinets, combine* beauty and convenience with the, sanitary features so necessary for the hospital and private home. After view- in* this modern kitchen, for which we supplied the General Electric equipment, come in and let us explain how you may enjoy the same type of kitchen in your home. H U B B A R D FURNITURE CO. ns TAL ON YOUR It's truly a credit to Blytheville BEN WHITE Genercd'> Coniracto r

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