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PAGE f OUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) : COURIEK NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 19>40 THlt BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , - THE COURIER NEWS CO. - - •' , H: W. HAItfES, publisher " - /J, GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor ; SAMUEL' F.' NORRIS, Advertising Manager ^ Sole-National Advertising Representatives: Wallace, Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- 'troit, Atlanta, Memphis. ,'_' - , Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday . "Entered as second'class matter at the-post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of congress. October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES • , , . B y carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per ' 6 'mair W it P l"nTradius of 50 miles, ,3*0 months; ye 150 for six months, 75c for by mail in postal zones two to six Inclusive,. $650 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00, per year, payable in advance. __ _____ — - — : — =- - : - " ~~ ~~~~ Let's Have Your Black ••• Book, Benito! Pity the poou Germans? In the mail ibis morning was an- other of a series o£ publications sent • to us (and, all other newspapers in the .United States) by the German Library ' of : Information in New York City. It -.'"is, the full text of White Book No. 5 "issued bv the German Foreign OHice ; and is entitled "Allied Intrigue In The, Low Countries." - - - Yes, of course, you guesse it. '^ , Allies were to blame for the German ' ' invasion of Holland and Belgium-Just 'us they were to blame for the German invasion of Poland and the German invasion of Norway and Denmark. At •least that's the way the German Libra- " ry ot\ Information would put it. When the Nazi war machine brutally' „ smashed a defiant Poland (and Russia stepped in to divide the spoils) 'the invaders "found" • ail kinds oC "documents" to show -that the Allies were really responsible for the German invasion and even some to indicate that the- United States was a party to the invasion, too. ..... ;;; - Again when Hitler's legions pushed into Denmark, which fell without a - "struggle; and on into a gallant but ill- equipped Norway it was the same story. ^.The poor 'Germans had been "forced" " " to act before their own land was "invaded" by Danish and Norwegian for- k ces/'with the Allies'- mastcr^niinds, in the -background. —^-^-. ^-^. Do you remember Quisling, } Nor way's notorious traitor who worked for the .. Germans from within and was rev/ard- -,ed with a fat post when Norway was ;subdued? . 'Do you remember the Fifth Column- lists who prepared the way so cleverly Jfor the . Nazi blitzkrieg 'into Holland ' '<* and .Belgium and even on into France? > 7 _- ? ^° - you remember the failure of a "'.certain French division to close a gap in" the Allied lines that enabled the Nazis to 'drive a mechanized spearhead to the sea- and cut the Allied line? It would, be easy" to go on and on suggesting that perhaps the Germans were employing a little intrigue, ; maybe a few spies,. possibly a small number of espionage agents and traitors themselves. Of course we find no mention of this in the latest of Germany's sc- ries of "war guilt" White Books. But we do and the Germans offering as proof of the unfairness of Dutch and Belgian authorities that they concentrated so many of their troops on the, frontier facing Hitler's powerful ^jvai^nachine and so few of their troops OUT OUR WAY on the frontier facing France and the sea facing Britain. It seems, according to the German book, that the low countries didn't trust ,their German neighbors as much as they did their French and English neighbors. Happenings of recent months have given eloquent testimony to support this lack of trust the Dutch and Belgians had for the Germans. And, too, let us not forget, the thoroughness , with which .the German Gestapo and" espionage service had prepared the way for the Gorman troops when they were "compelled" to invade these little low countries. We are-confidently looking forward to the next White Book to be issued by the Germans. It is not unlikely that it 'is already in the process of publication even though the country involved has not yet been invaded. The Germans are thorough, you know, and they must have time to carefully 'prepare their "next "war guilt" edition. But we would prefer a change in the monotony of the White Books, the Blue Books, the Yellow Papers and what not. ' It is. possible that II Duce would issue a Black Book to explain the failure of his biack-shirtecl Fascists to bowl over little Greece in 'blitz' time. We sec no reason why Mr. Mussolini .shouldn't follow custom and give us the Mow-down', a la Nazi style. :.'•-, Really, Benilo, .somewhere along the -Hue you surely can lind that British flyers, British tactical experts,, British ordnance and British genius is playing a part in the gallant light of the un- intimidated Greeks. , Certainly you wouldn't dare tell the home folks or the world that your sons of the old. Roman empire you would revive have been thwarted, even captured and- driven back by those doughty little Greeks'across the Adriatic. , .' . . Let's have your Black Book, Benito! COPR. 1 »40 BY «EA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. CFF. rs-Mobilizing In case of aerial invasion, much depends on how quickly the invading force is : located, so?-that:'defense- can rise; 10'/the attack.'- : The Air Force is. not going to be caught 'happing. In New England and New York 10,000 volunteers are being .organized through the American Legion as observers, pledged to man in- • stantly any one of 650 observation posts. These posts, each with a telephone, are about four miles apart, and so located "as to : f orm a network which .could snot any plane. The new 'Skywatchcrs' Brigade will be ready for action in "January, and is to be organized on a permanent basis. It indicates only one of the ways in which men and women will be able to serve, in the iuiture even though they are not inducted into the armecL iorcc. Put us to the Lest, one! we Khali prove our mettle as loyal American citiscns!—Tooru Kana- znv:n. Japanese-American' editor, speaking tor the Nisei, or first-generation Americans of" Japanese origin. SERIAL 'STORY BY W. H, PEARS COPYRIGHT. 1440, NEA SERVICE. INC- 'I saw "You children run outside and play a while- is ha viol* another iii-hl -with Hie ice cubes!" HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyda Lewis , 19W BY !«/ SERYICf. IHC. T. M. RiG. U. J. PAT. OFF. YKSTKIIDAT: lJill (»fc«N Dot to the <l:t!»«•«>, Hfc M* with Hull*cli*:nl. ])t>( ii> <lirtiKkt«fd to have been th" caitsu of I he qusirrt;), 2iuKiirt>* Hill Uiiit xli«* iuUticncfd her father to lire J,:n«illK. Utu-k hear* of the ll«h(, Itiit Hill refuNPM to explain. Jtiick \vriles si loiter, ejivc-s it to Kill (o mail. He feeU he Iiit» ioxt bis MOU'M confidence. • ' * *•#_... CHAPTER VII WHEN .Bill left the house next morning he had every intention of dropping Buck's letter into the first mailbox. But before he could do so, Drowsy Peters moped up beside him. "How's the great lover?" "Don't kid," Bill begged, too low to take it." "Me, too," Drowsy said. Helen last night." "H-hbw is she?" "Lousy. She'd been crying. You know, Bill, I feel like a heel. I got you to go after Dot. 'Now I \vjsh Fd shut up^ Can'she really help Buck?" "I've got to risk it," Bill said. "It's our only chance." Drowsy shrugged. "I hope she ain't just stringing you along, kid." * * * "DILL thought about this remark all during classes. At noon he managed to see Dot for a moment and she agreed to meet him after work. "When Bill arrived for work, Julius Peskin was..'waiting at the door to pounce on him: "You've got a nerve, Mentor," he shrilled. "Coming here after the way you brutally assaulted "Walton!" Bill saw that it was useless to try to explain. "That needn't affect my job here, Mr. Peskin. I'll work harder than ever if you'll let me stay." "Should have thought of that before you struck Walton," Peskin snapped. "You can finish the week out, Mentor, while I get a new boy. Now get busy polishing that dirty fountain." .••:. The fountain was not dirt3 r , but Bill polished'^vigorously. His first thought was that maybe- Dot •would explain to Peskin. But, like Drowsy, he was .beginning to wonder about her powers. Suppose she was just stringing him along? But Dot shied' away from a direct commitment and turned on the .tears. "Bill, how can you doubt me so? Didn't I have Landis fired? Haven't I been talking to Father all day about Buck Mentor?" . . "What did your .lather say when you talked to him?" Bill a'sked. "Why—why, he jsaid he thought Buck Mentor was""a good coach." "Did he say he'd give Buck a chance?" Dot hesitated! She was undisputed queen of West High. During her reign only one boy had ever Bill Loses His Job And Helen Demands, nothing to do with that." "Is . . . that true?" Bill demanded. „ . "You can believe her if you like," Dot retorted. "I'm sick b£ this childish talk. I'm home." going resisted her charms. Only one boy liad ever questioned her power. That boy sat by her side now, still doubting her ability to rule her small domain. Dot rose to the challenge with a toss of her auburn hair. ''Bill Mentor, I'm getting sick and tired of your questions! I£ you don't choose to believe me, why, we'll just drop the whole matter.". ;. It was his last straw of hope. BUI clutched at it. "Don't be sore, Dot. I—I believe" you." He heard footsteps, and as he turned his heart bounded into his throat. "Helen!" She said, "Yes, Bill, I came down to see you. I'm sorry, but I overheard what you just said." * * * "DILL was so glad to see her lie couldn't speak. He realized how badly he needed someone to confide in, someone he could trust. Her loyalty made his cheeks burn. "It—it was swell of you to come," He muttered. Dot bounced to her leet "Well, I guess I'm intruding." "No, you're hot," Helen said crisply. She moved closer to Dot, her face white and set. "It's time you were-honest with Bill." >V "I like that!" Dot flared. "What business is it of yours how I treat Bill?" "I happen to really like Bill," Helen said. "And I don't want to see him made a fool of by someone who makes promises just to keep a boy interested. Bill was the only boy in school who didn't jump when you snapped your fingers, so you decided to make him jump." "That's not true." Dot spoke defiantly, but her eyes avoided Helen's. "Oh, but it is, Dot. Bill's poor. He hasn't much time or money to spend on a girl. What other reason could you have for wanting to go out with him?" Bill - interrupted feebly, "Dot's promised to help Buck. Helen." "Yes, I know all about that, 3 Helen said grimly. She turned to Bill. "You're smart, Bill. Can't you see how ridiculous it is ioi her to pretend she can run the board?" "She helped to get Landis fired, 2 Bill objected. • . . "Oh, Bill, where's your commoi sense? ~ Landis was fired because he' was a bad coach, because Pa Hurly and every West High sup .porter wanted him to .go. Dot had Helen planted herself squarely in front of Dot. "Bill and I ire going with you." ^; "Why> you're—you're crazy!" Dot gasped. ^ "What's the idea, Helen?" Bill asked, puzzled. "We'll settle this.now,-Bill:-hf you don't see Mr. Skeltqn, you'll always think Dot might 'Have helped Buck. The only way : to find out tor sure is to ask him." ' _* ' * * .. . v^I \jTALKiNo'next to Helen, Bill felt free of worry and doubts. If Dot had been lying to him all along, he could take it better with Helen by his side. They reached the big house and Dot sullenly showed them into the library. J. Conrad Skelton sat at his desk. He was a tall, thin man, with gold-rimmed .eyeglasses -set atop ah ascetic hose. Pursing his lips, he said coldly, "What is the meaning of this intrusion, Dorothea?" . Bill stepped forward. "I'm Mentor, sir, and this is Helen Welch." Skelton frowned.. "Mentor, eh? Ah, yes, your father wrote me last summer about a job." He paused. "Recently, I believe, you were involved in a fight over my daugli- er. Reprehensible, Mentor!" Helen said, "Please, Mr. Skel- ori, will you answer a question? just .has to know whether his ather has a chance for the job of coaching West." "What impudence!" Skelton snapped. "You come here at 11 o'clock and ask me to divulge Doard business. Dorothea, take them to the door." "That's not fair!" Helen pro- ested hotly. "It's Dot's fault we're lere, Mr. Skelton. She promised Bill that you'd give Buck, a chance." J. Conrad Skelton scowled. "Is that true, Dorothea?" "Why—why, I . . ." "I'll discuss this matter with you later, Dorothea. Leave the room." Skelton turned to " Helen and Bill. "Let me assure you that my daughter does not direct the activities of the board. If she has misled.you, I'm sorry. But I pride myself upon being a just man. For this reason I feel.that it is only fair to inform :ypu of the truth.. At no time since, the resignation of Mr. Landis'has the board considered the name of Buck Mentor." (To Be Continued) "He used to be a \vindo\v trimmer." victs regain a respectable place in society.;; He has organized the -Fields Town Reports Even Cats Now In Mail Boxes Ex-Convict's Loan Plan Gives New Start In Life To Others In our France . . . children learn at .school thai America lias never refused a great human obligation.—Henry Bernstein. French retugec plnywrigght. NEA Service Special Corrcaiioniicut TULSA. .Okla.. Nov. 11.—Nearly 10 years ago the president of an Oklahbrna invcstn^cnt company stood before Federal Judge Franklin E. Kennamcr and was 'sentenced to serve 15 years in prison and pny a $5000 fine. He had been convicted of using the mails to •misrepresent oil roy- ; allies to prospective investors in • the firm of which he was president—the Fields Investment Co. And so Ben P. Fields was Uxkcn away to Leaven worth. During his "stretch" he'^was transferred to Atlanta, later to the model prison at Lewisburg. Pa. There, undei became commissioner of athletics in charge of recreation. In those three prisons, Ben Fields did n lot of thinking about himself and his fellow convicts. He had heard plenty about how tough it was for a convict once tie got out. and he vowed he'd try to do something about it. He was paroled April 7 r 19.38, and OTI Jan. 13 of this year was given a pardon by President Roosevelt. LOANS MADE 'TO EX-CONVICTS Today he lives in Tulsa. says he has enough money saved to get along on. He devotes all his time to the task of helping other paroled, INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—The old joke of posting mail in the fire- alarm box of the waste paper cans has .now taken .a new turn, according, to Postmaster Adolph Seidensticker. Many things have been found .in the mail, boxes in the past. Several cats have been rescued after being imprisonejci by mischievous boys. Women often drop their purses I into the boxes and remain • on guard until the mail collector passes, only to find that she ha to make a trip to the.main post- office to be identified and get hci purse. Coins, bills and checks often are found iu the boxes, and the postmaster tells of the girl sent to a oank by. a touchdown ..firm who dropped the company's Bankbook ahfl a considerable amount of money into one of the boxes. Pickpockets seem to find the mail boxes particularly convenient for disposing of rifled purses^ and pocketbooks. Seidensticker said. One carrier found a tiny and diamond wrist watch in pne of the boxes on his routs. When he got to the postoffice with it.-.the- girl who had lost it was f waiting. One of her friends had 'found, it and dropped it into the box for safekeeping, then told her she .would be able to get it at the postoffice. Girls possessing keen eyesight are more capable at- spotting flaws in Lin plate than are men. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson the prisoners self-rule setup, be pardoned and discharged ex-con- By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople Ben F. Fields . . . tries to reduce nation's crime bill w.Uh small loans. Foundation a chartered non- G1R.LS DOM T OH, GIR.LS is FOXIER,TOO.' THEY'VE LEARMED THAT TO BE A HOCiSe YOU GOT TO EAT ENiOU&H TO A RIDER., SO WHILE TH 1 HORSE: IS BUSY isTAww TH' OALS OUT-A BULL AIM'T COMFOCrr- ASLE' IM A. \VHITE COLLAR. GONE WITH THE OXEt J AW,MARIH/V' I VVAMT VOUTO MEET^\W GOODNESS, MR. PEND/\Rs/iS RUG.' MR.RUG-EC- l\W^S. UOOPLE TRWELS^AMD M£ IS KE&siLV ESTSD N NVV. AUT®,^f\TlC CATOH JM OlONl'T J= BRAIDER/— IM FACT, HH MW ^fTD SEE SUCH OHCIDE TO PROVIDE TUE T^ANCI AL^ \OUM6 PORIT I KMOWrUETVPE,ArODX KtJOW HOV\J MUCH PER5UAO- MAoOR \ PICKS UP THE 9TRANJGSST THINGS/ VMS'RE FULL,SO I MNO SHARING CROOM—ME'U. T£LL YOU H;S HOTEL/ TOUCW OF FROST- profit institution whose purpose is to grant loans to ex-coavicts from the time they arc released until they get a job. » He plans to have i'ne foundation give personal attention to rehabilitation of eivch case. Loans will be made without interest or administrative charges. No security except the man's word is required. The revolving fund will be maintained' through investments by the foundation's board of directors, and a continuous campaign xvill be waged for new gifus lo the fund. The foundation's first case was I that of a young man who/ came back to Tulsa from a federal prison after serving time for a postal rob- bcry. When he failed to find a job. he -became discouraged, asked for readiniuancr to the penitentiary. The case came lo Fields' atten- j lion, and his foundation loaned the young man S55 while Fields tried to find him a job. He is now working as a trucker's helper and paying back the loan. WANTS TO Cl'RB CRIME'S COvST The foundation's main concern Is with first offenders on their re- Iea.sc from prison. Plans call for j extension of the organization into other states, and for opening offices in Washington. D. C. An advisory board of penologisUs, psychiatrists and philanthropists will be organized. "We arc goini; lo Iryv to reduce the $15.000.000.000 annual crime bill of the nation," Fiokis says. "More money is lost through crime than is spend on education in America." NO MATTER. HOW COLO WE :AR& 7 VVH DOMT <5ET OF AN IfsJCH BEL.OVV "THE. SURF^XCE OF OUR. Bocyv; VVB'LL FJrsJC> THB APPROXIA^ATELV COPP. 1W1 BT NEA SERVICE. INC. IS THE OJ-D=ST COl-UESE L-ETTER. FRATERNITV- CAN VCU NAME THREE 'WELL-KNOWN PROVERBS MENTIONING ,cS//?£>.S/> \f \^~ i"~ i~ a~ \\*~ •: f- ^jf-'j- ii ANSWER: Birds of a feather flock together. The early bird catches the worm. One swallow does not make a summer. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. . • NEXT: \Vhich letter of the alphabet do you use most?