The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 14, 1940 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 14, 1940
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THE BLYTHEVTlitE I COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. " * .&. W. RAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor ~ 8AMUEL R NORR1S, Advertising -Sole National Advertising Representatives: •Wallace W;tmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- trpit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered «s second class matter at the post- office at Blythevttk Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. " Served by the United Prese' SUBSCRIPTION RATES ~ By carrier in the City of BIytheville, 15c per week, or 65c per month. y maU, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per . tl-50 for six months, 75c for three months; iaii in postal zones two to six inclusive, per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 , payable in advance. .•.. nisphere Defense $ Forward Assurance that the American people are solidly back of hemisphere defense policy is expected to remove promptly most of the hesitation that has been shown by South and Central American countries in joining with the United States in defense plans. Probably the outright lease of bases in most of these countries will not be the~'answer. Costa Rica offered such a base, which the United States declined. There is no wish even to appear to threaten the sovereignty of any coun- •v, for Latin countries, even the small;, are jealous of their independence, permission to use suchvbases "in .ergendes, aid in developing 'them American lines and in such a as to facilitate American use if ^necessary, will probably serve ''the purpose just as well. All the countries in question, assured of continuance 'of present cordial relations for at .least another four years, will probably cooperate more fully than before. The Voices That Shouted ' The tumult and the shouting ,qf the campaign die away, but there is one shout that must .echo and re-echo, in the President's mind as he sits alone to think of his tremendous third tri- _umph.- Yes; presidents sit alone^some^' gtimes. In fact, despite th constant im' of problems and persons, the is a lonely job, and all pres- JgSents-have felt it keenly. . ' | The shout tha cannot die.'out ; of the Resident's mind is the shout .of the American people lor peace. He can-, "riot forget that the one thing, .both in' his own addresses and those of his/.opponent that always touched • off., a ' roar of spontaneous approval was any passage that gave hope of ^keeping out- great land at peace. He cannot forget that of around ^22,000,000 Americans who voted for opposing candidate, many-, many gp|S them . so vots ^ because, they thought l| : B aCe might thus be best Preserved; He forget that his .own specific of peace, .so long as peace is utted us, were the passages ivhich *w the deepest response. Neither candidate could honestiv have made or kept a pledge that "under nc> TOstance* whatever' will the Lm ed State, go to war," Neither did so. Viar or peace in the near future * J^^^cM jnat ter - of conscious OUT OUR WAY _BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS American decision as of circumstances, and the acts of others. Yet a strong and determined will to peace can do much, and the American people have that will. - • The campaign showed equally clear support of American foreign policy as revealed in action. There was no basic difference between parties here, and Mr. Willkie's post-election statement clearly this unity. Exactly where this course will lead us, no man can precisely .prophesy. The conduct of hu- :man.^affairs is not a mathematical science. But the course .has been charted by the pilot and confirmed by passengers and crew. We stake our chance of peace on strength to defend ourselves. Before the Revolution we were unprepared— yet war came. Before the War of 1812, x the same. Before the Mexican War, the same. Before the Spanish-American War, the same. Before the World War, the .same. Each time we were unprepared—-yet the war came. About the only time the United States faced a great crisis' in armed strength was in 1867, when the finest army .in the world backed the ultimatum to France to get out of Mexico—and there was no war. This time we propose to prepare, hoping that this will serve us for peace, since unpreparedness has. so often failed to prevent war. The nation is united in determination t o gain strength in proportion to its great power. To the death it will defend its soil, its interests, its free way of life. But it is peace the American .people want—to keep peace if they can; to join war only if they must. Those great deep-throated -shouts from 'both .sides of the whole campaign, reveal it clearly. Above the shouting and exaltation of triumph may be heard clearly the voices that cried "Peace!" Robbies For Defense The .United States is calling the roll of brains as well as of brawn. Scientists are registering their technical skills and knowledge for'possible defense use. They are "filling out great questionnaires' on .which their special abilities arernoted; These are. kept"irr a confidential punch-card file. Later, if the government needs a man who speaks Romansch, has traveled in Afghanistan, or knows all. about potato beetles, it will 'have .only to run .the cards through the machine. Hobbies'.are listed as w.ell as more formal /technical qualifications. The amateur photographer, -cryptographer, or model-maker may well find that the skill to which he has given his evenings and days off have-a definite value to national defense. Hobbies, generally regarded <as ; a harmless aberration, have developed versatility and skills which are actually a defense asset. New blood .never hurt any literature, ana these people (refugee authors) are turning tneir tremendous talents toward the task of interpreting an exciting nsw scene.-Dr. Claude Jones, English instructor, University O f Caiirorma . A r raeans unity America, it means a new balance of power in the worlds-Tom Corcoran, administration adviser, announcing his retirement from public SIDE GLANCES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER'-14, 1940 //-// R. 1940 BV M* SERVICE. IHC. T. M. REG, q S PAT. OFF. •'Tdoi>'l care if he is only three months old—no son of mine is going to wear dresses I" * THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson COP8. IMO 8YNEA SERVICC.INC. M HEfS} THE UNI/TED t-AYS XOO AAOISTEN HIS HOL-D IT ABOVE HIS T.M.REG.V.S.FAT.OFF. SERIAL STORY BY W. H. PEARS " ' i i !«• YEST13RDAY» Hele» . tkey .eftJiMt tlie "people" to ket Buck « keurln*. Bill will «Vk «fce •port, editor to fcelp. Bill poa* S^k^fu;: sis 1 * i*? **«*?* * * , •*">» *» *I« ckiiir, remain* fairly uulet, the operation m*y o* progpectc, welling Sj55S r '' »'« ««alm«t «ec«a't nail the letter. * * * CHAPTER IX JJILL .MENTOR climbed the stairs to the editorial rooms of the Clarion. He asked for Pat Hurly and was shown a wisp of a man with flaming red* hair. "My name's Mentor, Mr. Hur- 'TCentor?" He frowned. "Oh, yes I've got it now. Buck Mentor. You're his son?" "Yes, sir." ''Good man, Buck. Used to \vor- ship him xvhen I was a kid. Well, what is it you want of me?" Bill said earnestly, "I heard you mention Buck one night in the stadium. You said West would have won if Buck'd been coaching." "Or anyone else but that idiot, Landis," Hurly growled. "Skelton and Peskin must have picked him «P at a bargain counter. I was 3ust urging those gentlemen in my column to go out this time and hire some real brains." "Buck's got real brains," Bill said. Hurly straightened in his chair. So that's why you're here? Want me to push 'your dad for the Dob .: . .»» He scraped his red bristles. "You're right about Buck Mentor's brains, but a coach should also have legs." Bill talked then as he'd never talked before. He told Hurly about the movies, about Buck's operation, how easy it would be to finish the season, how the team would work for Buck. Tor answer, Hurly ripped .the copy from his typewriter. "Get a load of tonight's Clarion, Mentor. Now scram out of here and let me get to work!" • * •* * , JHLL was waiting on the porch when the Clarion arrived. He unfolded it with shaking; : fingers and turned to Hurly's column. It began, "WHY NOT TRY MENTOR?" And then: "This column doesn't presume to dictate to the board. It does, however, feel that Buck Mentor, a local man, should be among those considered. .VVest-siders, why not call the president; of the .board and tell him what YOU think of Mentor?". rr vBill dashed into the house. "•"Hey/Buck, get a load of this!" Buck Mentor read slowly. When he had finished he said', "Hpw[ much did you have to do with) •this, Bill?" - 1 GOAL TO GO COPYRIGHT. 1940. . JNC, ANSWER: The moist finger informs him of the direction of thi . by registcrwg a cool sensation on the windward side. NEXT: What cat cannot draw in its claws? • " Pride in Large Family Expensive for Speaker MERRILL, Wis. ""(UP) p. j Golden made an expensive speech sav- Wmston Churchill, British prime mincer when Lincoln-county-4-JH- club- , celebrated their annual achieve- pl ^ lire to ment day here. Golden, an attorney . interested m youths' affairs, was a tnow called upon to "say a words." proud of the fact tlw from lawyer, offered'$1 to each member cf. : any family there which could equal or exceed his family's numerical record. Children from two families of 13 and four of li spoke up. Golden counted out 570 and said it was a The People Speak; Buck Tells Board Members His Plans • : , . "I talked to Hurly this morning," Bill admitted. "Why, Bill? You know what was in that letter you mailed." Bill gulped. "Buck, I—I didn't mail your letter." "You'd .better tell me why, Bill. You've done a rather- serious thing." Bill said stubbornly, "Buck, I couldn't let you do it, not when there's even, a small chance of your Banding the job at West. Helen and I worked out a plan last night and ..." Buck listened, shaking his head. "You kids sort of took things into your own hands. May I ask-hov you squared yourself with Helen?" Blushing, Bill explained about Dot. Buck said gently, "BUI, you've been all kinds of a fool. You've hurt Helen and you've hurt me. Right now we're in a serious jam because you didn't mail that letter. .But, Bill, I'd rather have things as they are, than the way I thought they were. We'll work things out some way. Right, Bill?" * * * JJELEN WELCH came to the * door after supper. Someone \vss trying to reach Buck on the telephone. Bill went over to take the message. When he returned his voice shook with excitement. "That was J. Conrad Skelton, Buck. He's been swamped with calls ever since the Clarion hit the street. He wonders"—Bill imitated Skelton's pompous tones—"if you'd care to talk to the board tonight?" Buck grinned.: "Pay Mr. Skelton my compliments, Bill, and tell him I shall be delighted." Bill, with projector and films under his arm, was at .the school a half hour before : meeting time. He had everything set up when the first member appeared. He was good-natured Jim Bansen and he said smilingly, "Bank night. Bill?" • Julius Peskin arrived ancl scowled Bill. "What do you mean, Mentor, sending your friend Peters to work for you? I—I've a good notion to ..." "You already have, Mr. Peskin." Peskin sat down, fuming, and •was joined by two members Bill didn't know. Presently- Skelton arrived. ; • ! . Using canes, Buck entered .the board .room. His,eyes ..wore grave as he nodded to each -jmember. "I'm not much of a speaker," he' began with a smile. 'Tmigoing to let the pictures : talk for .me. You will see the various problems th'at confront our team. With your permission, I'll show you how I propose to meet these problems." Bill turned off the lights, started the projector. Buck spoke in toe .darkness: "This play was in the Clayton game. The break-through occurred on the left side of our line. Notice the position of the tackle and guard. You can see .how simple it .was for the offensive back to slice through." "By George, he's right!" Jim Bansen exclaimed. * * lit "DILL kept changing the films. MJ Buck talked on steadily with quiet confidence and a complete knowledge of his subject Bill felt a thrill of pride run through him. Buck was sure telling them! Bill ran the last film, turned up the lights. Jim Bansen and the two men Bill didn't know nodded approval. Skelton blinked impassively. ..Julius Peskin still scowled. Skelton was the first to speak: '•Your demonstration, Mentor, was impressive, if slightly theatrical. But the question which inevitably must occur to each of us ; is: How can you; in your present condition, coach a football "squad?" Buck said quietly, "Bill can be my legs for the rest of the season. He's familiar with the way I teach blocking and tackling. He can show the boys exactly how I want things done. "Every man on the te^m loves to play football. The fault has been,..not with their efforts^blocking and tackling—but with timing, .use of the right .play 'at the right time. Frankly, gentlemen, West's football -team needs guidance more than anything else. I can give them that. "If you hire .me," Buck said, 111 have .my own legs by next fall." He told .them about the doctor in the east. , . "Suppose the operation fails?" Peskin objected. "They most always do." "Then I'll gladly release you from your . contract," Buck said. "But it won't fail." . Again Peskin bent close to Skelton, who said, "We sHould like to Ivnow, Mentor, - how" you expect to handle • a large -group .of -boys when your own son is constantly in trouble?" ' . Buck's fists knotted. "Bill, like anyone else his age, is liable to do foolish things. But.I can assure you that he's not' constantly in trouble." . Skelton said, "Thank you, jVIen- tor. T~ believe that answers all • our questions. Naturally, we must discuss this further. -We shall inform you as soon as we have reached a decision." (To Be Continued) • CATION'S WASHINGTON COLUMN Freshmen Show Courage DETROIT .(UP) _ The Varsity ity of Detroit , i. ° f " 1C reveals that 52 per cent of the class favors basing AWP T1PPY-- THREAD'A WELL, TRET'S WRY HE PUTS A YEA*3 YUH GC5T MV 'THREAD- SUPPLY IN THE NEEDLH AT ONCE . PLEASE BUST OH/ VOUR ORDE GET rr WHOLESALE SWILE BDRNiEO By BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Jorrcspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. — One of the big things keeping Nelson Rockefeller busy these days is the met that Latin Americans can't 4Uite forget the U. ,s. marines and dollar diplomacy. Saddled with the lengthy title of co-ordinator for the National Defense Commission of Cultural Relations with Latin America young Rockefeller has become chief jai.esman, field marshal and kink- remover for the whole good neighbor policy. The Latins like the policy fine, he says, but they keep wondering: "Is this real, and if so, how lon^ does it last? Axe those people trying to help us or to exploit us? If they're helping us, is it for keeps or just while the war lasts?" "I realize we're tinder suspicion.' he says. "Right now this ornce is studying all the plans people have suggested for helping the Latin Americans and making thorn like i us oetter. We've got to improve our cultural relations in two directions —our own people must do their part to know and like the Latin Americans better, too." There are two angles to this policy, as he sees it. Improvement ol'-our cultural relations has got to be ouiit on improvement of trade relations, if the Latins can oe convinced tnat xvnat we're doing in the field of trade and com- j mercc is to make them permanently oeuer off. and isn't just another form of exploitation, then j.they'll be interested in reading our books, exchanging students with us, learning our language and listening to our radio ir-'Q- graoris. • • -• OO-ORD1KATES „ VARIED ACTIVITIES In the commercial field. Rockefeller has to act as a sort of .liaison man. Commerce 'Department is .trying to help T_r. ,S. exporters increase their sales m South America. Agriculture , is helping the South Americans develop new carnmocliiies—such as rubber—for. sale to the United States. State -Department and Import-Export Bank experts are puzzling about dollar exchange about getting: capital for new- -Industries and public improvxauenls in the southern continent - ari'd about disposal .of commodity surpluses. It's -up to Rockefeller to see that' each grouo of cwim<= the other groups are doing and that the whole job is co-ordinated properly. Building on that, there is to ; be a broad program the cultural field. Some $3,000,000 has been allotted for this ; work. There is a committee on communications— composed of Karl BickeJ. John Hay Whitney and Don Franisoo— to handle newspaper, motion picture and radio propaganda. Another group "is being farmed to deal with music, art and books. STRAIGHT FROM THE SHOULDER /Rockefeller frankly admits he aoesn't know precisely wnat will be done in these -various fields. First job, he says, is to figure out just what sort of .stuff the South Americans themselves want. .He .may send out .some sort of poll, or questionnaires, to .find .out. " " ". "We're way behind .some other countries in this : field, and we can't catch up in a month, or even In a year," he says. "I rather think though, -that the -franker -we are m our propaganda—me more di- jrectly .we learn how to sav 'We want you to like us, and this is the way we do things, and we hope you like our methods.' the more successful we shall ba. "The first thing we've got to do is learn their langauge," he aQas. "I want to popularize Spanish and Portuguese in .American schools as well as popularize English -in South American schools. We've got, to get - acquainted with, .them at the same time that .we make them acquainted with us." List Illinois Pilot Among RAF Injured SALEM, 111. (UP)—Mrs. Phillip ;Lekrone .is awaiting .further word regarding ;her.,husband 'who, according- to a brief -.-cable message, was/injured in sen-ice with the Eagle Squadron 'of the Royal Air Force m England. .She was -informed he ..had suf. :fered .shock and concussion and that a letter would follow. Leckrone, one of the first residents of Salem to begin flying for sport. Joined the American squadron with the BAF several weeks ago and had been credited with shooting down three German plane*. The Leckroncs have.'two children. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis ; "He's on a sildown strike, for longer hours."

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