The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 12, 1940 · Page 5
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1940 BLYTHEViL^E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAG* nv* The Call to Arms . . . Well-musled Little Island Of Little Im- |; , portance Until U. S. Took ;^;v c ;* >; ^ j Notice ' ' K:^ UX: ;^ By, NBA Service Until the U. S. Department of State took cognizance of the sta- ( tus of Martinique and how it \ would be, affected by the Berlin- Vichy accord, the little island in the West indies meant only tw^ things to most. Americans—it was the ' birthplace of Empress Josephine and the site of a terrible earthquake in 1902. Martinique is notable in the | world of trade for its sugar, rum, I bananas, pineapples and cocoa | beans.. -'" . ' ' Maps show it as a mere dot in the group knbxvh as the Wind ware! Islands. Its' area is about 385 square miles—little larger ' than that of the five boroughs which comprise New York City. Its population is around .250,000. The capital city, Fort-de-France, has one of the finest harbors in the- Caribbean. In that well-de- [ fended harbor are sheltered the; 22,146-ton aircraft carrier Beam.; the mine-laying cruiser Emile Berlin, two light cruisers and four torpedo boats. Not far 'away,, at Pointe-a-Pitrc, Guadeloupe, is the cruiser Jeanne d'Arc. And 011 the Bearh are 100 American-made airplanes'/the U. S. Navy would like to lay hands oh. They were being delivered to France when that country capitulated. So'Uncle'Sain wonders: 1. Whether Vichy will turn those ships over to Germany. 2."Whether the planes will go too. 3. Whether Germany and Italy will seek to use Martinique and other French bases in the West Indies without formal transfer of \ sovereignty. Enters Naval Training School At Norfolk, Va. Steven'. JohnSj : son of the late h and Mrs. N. Johns, who recently enlisted In the United States navy, Iv.is entered the rinvnl train- Ing school at Norfolk, Va., for u course of Instruction before being assigned to regular duty. Recently lie was ordered to Llttli? Rock for n finnl physical exnminnUon before being sent to a training School, but an ear infection caused t\ delay In his flntil acceptance at that time. He loft here Wednesday and stood examinations ut Memphis and Nashville before being sent to Norfolk. . Bristol county, R. I,, is- slightly larger .tlidh New Yoi-k, on Manhattan Island. At St, Stephen's, land, is located the-«Uy ,ch»'pel specially 3«llcit«d to ictbrs. ' Masons Will Meet On Wednesday Night Chk'kasnwtm Lodge No. 134 will meet in regular communication a( the Hull Wcdhesduy night, at 7:30 o'clock for work In Uw FoHou^rufl degree. Visiting Mason.s ni'e invited to ntteml the meeting, of fleers .stated. Ask Government Aid to Save Confederate Fort There are two essentials to successful national defense. One of them, the more frequently seen, perhaps the more attractive part, is symbolized above by Private John Miller at Camp Shelby, Mass. Before the flag he has sworn to defend with his life if necessary, he stands alert in his duty uhifbrm,rifle in hand. But . . . . . ; it takes more than Just...willingness to fight. It takes work— less glamorous, perhaps, but no less necessary. Soldiers actually. ao more work than fighting or parading. Hero Private Miller, pictured on a labor details, wears the. dungaree work uniform in which enlisted men most commonly begin their day in camp. RALEIGH, N. C. lUP) —Stale historians have asked the National Park Service for aid in preventing Historic Fort Fisher, on the North Carolina' coast from being undermined by hipping, waves. Dr. c. C; Crittcndcn, secretary of the. State Historical Commission, and Joseph H. Pratt, of Chapel Hill., president' of the North Cnrollim Society for the Preservation of /uitiquitleK, snlcl sand erosion has brought the tide up to the'old fort's log-and-sand cmbankmciit. , The fortress, liscd by Uic'.'Con- fcderates during the Civil War, : hi 20 miles below Wilmington, N. C. neiii 1 the South Carolina, line. TWWEL BRRGMHS MEMPHIS Sl45 -ST. LOUIS CHICAGO ...... BETK01T NEW ORLEANS GULFl'ORT • B1LOXI. Jacksonville. Flu MIAMI, Fla. . American railroads carry passengers an average of 54 miles pei dollar today, as compared with 32 miles in 1921. 'll marvel at how little it costs to go anywhere by Greyhoind —and /io»v much extra comfort and convenience you enjoy aboard R Super Coach. For busineis—for'pleasure—for less— goGreyhotmd; Greyhound Bus Terminal KM) No. 5th St. Phone 600 Vital Harbor Martinique Would Afford Axis CATION'S WASHINGTON COLUMN BY BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Correspondent 1 ;"•' "WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.—Tech- \ hictUly^tlie .United .States ,govern- ! ipent h'as rioi'ma'cle any s'ec'ret* com-'{ mitmerits or agreements with . any other'-nation. . Actually, though, some of the most vital, steps in U. S. foreign "•policy have been taken behind closed doors, with the results unveiled only after everything was settled. Tlie process started before the present war began and has continued clown through the recent summer. Unless all Washington gossip is cockeyed, it is still going on in the form of "conversations" regarding possible joint action by the United States and : England in the F?r East. First tip-oft came earlr in 1939, when a new Douglas bomber designed for the U. S. Army crashed on a t-est flight in California.— with a representative of the French air ministry aboard. This stirred a row in Congress [ and led to the discovery that the ! administration had made new- { model American military planes available for purchase by the French. Legally, the whole. business was simply a -commercial transaction. Practically, as a number of con- i gressmen pointed out- at the time; it constituted ? highly important decision affecting American foreign policy. Months before the war began, it committed this government to a stand which was to be of -.vital importance after the war :brqke out. That the implications of the Maps show close-iip of Martinique and its neighbors, and proximity of the French island to the Panama Canal and U. S. Caribbean bases. Below is the harbor at Fort de France, the capital. ANTILLES Bates her* for both seaplanes and (and croft Fort de France, Robert MARTINIQUE v Marin 1SANTA LUCIA Value Stoiy Car Ever Haiti Maps show close-up of Martinique and its neigfi- bonvand proximity of the French island to the Panama Canal and U. S. Caribbean bases. is the harbor at Fort dc France, the capital whole affair were understood at the time is shown by the fact that, the President fell obliged to call in members of the' Senate Military Affairs Committce-for a "cOufiden- tiaP interview. OESTttOVEK DEAJ. KEPT SECRET .More than a year later came trie famous deal by which 50 overage U. S. -destroyers were .traded to for naval and air of the same nature— formation of a joint U. S.-Canadian defense board, coupled with the initiation of "talks" by the general.. staffs of the United States and Canadian armies. Announcement of this .step came after President ttoosevfelt and Prime B. &P.W. Club HANDY Makes Party Plans Minister Mackenzie King held Great Britain bass sites. This deal had been on the five for months. So many rumors and lips were circulating about it that it hardly came as a surprise, yet the WhiteJHou.se denied flatly that any negotiations o* the hind were being made only a few weeks- before the deal was consummated; When it was finally announced, it was presented to the Congress as an accomplished fact, not as a trcatv requiring Senate ratification. _ * , ,1 ,. j ' L-IUII r»jiew iiuuui, ju UZIOH It W&S The country generally accepted* an n the swap as a good one. But the . v ° ltUx fact remains that it was one of the most momentous steps ever taken by an American government, and that it was completed before the government would even admit that it was being considered. tJ, S.-CAN ADI AN DEFENSE BOARD Last August came a third move a two-day conference near Ogdensburg. N. Y. It was stated that the joint board was authorized "to consider in the' broad sense of the defense of the north half of the western hemisphere." Here, again, the general sentiment of the country- undoubtedly apprcved of the move. Yet the agreement morally, at, least, committed the United States to active collaboration with a belligerent nation and marked a fundamental change in its foreign policy—arid nobody" outside of the sdmi Plans for. the Christmas party ol | the Business and Professional Woman's club were discussed Monday night ;\t a meeting of the group in the Rose Room of the Hotel Noble. Mrs. J. L. Newsora and Mrs. F. E Fox will be hostesses for the affair which is to be given either {he second or fourth Monday in December. Eight members and one visitor Mrs. Blythc Westall were present for the business mceling which was presided over by Miss Clara Ruble. COAL High Grade—tow price Farmer's Gin & Exchange Co. Phone 325 Dr. Saliba's Clinic EYE. EAR, --NOSE and THROAT IS8 E. Kentucky Ave., Corner Franklin & Kentucky GLASSES FITTED J. A. Saliba, M.U., IVI.E., Ph.G. Office Phone 418, lies. .410 Read Courier News want ads. 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