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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 16, 1940
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)* COURIER NEWS SATURDAY/ NOVEMBER 16, *TH$ SLTTHI^nJLE COURIER NEWS THX COURIER NEWS CO. " •* " v " H. W. HAIK0, Publisher •' - 5 J ^<UURAM SUDBURY, Editor . v fiAJtun; F. ItoRWS; AdwUrtnc NMtf' 'AtJwt W»U»ct-Wttm*r : Ca., -New 'York, Chicago, Atlanta, -Mefltphis.- Every .Afternoon Except Sunday s* second class matter at the p '. office, »t,BlythevUte, Arkansas, under act of Congress; October 9, "»1T. < ' • •• • • " • "Served by the United. Pr«s* 7 - SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of BlytnevUle, 15c year $1.50 for six months, 7&; lor three {?& to postal- .ones two to ** S6.50 per' year; in zones seven and eight, per year, payable in advance The Balloon Tugs Al Its Mooring Ropes The balloon called "Boom" is filling. rapidly, and tugging nervously at its mooring ropes. America is going back to work. - After 10 years of fruitless struggle to" achieve that, the world has suddenly-thrust forward a situation that achieved it for us. Jobs are at last be" ginning to seek the man. in the higher brackets of skill In the Cleveland area,, .manufacturers are beginning to bid against one another -for skill. . -This has not yet gotten down to -the rank and file of .unskilled labor, yet the American Federation of Labor is , ' confident that it soon will, and advanc- < es the possibility that by the end of 1941 as many as 7,500,000 of the pres- . ent unemployed rna^ be at work. Up to,' 4,000,000 will be directly needed in the expanding defense 'industries. That will give work to another 2,000,000 in non-defense and transport. The miii- ' tary will -remove another 1,500,000 men from .the labor market. That would leave only 1,000,000 unemployed, at the end of 1941. This is a pretty picture, and we hope it's a true one. But like all pictures, it • is only on the surface. What, does it - - mean? '. It means that the United States is being- driven to adopt the kind of economy Germany, .Italy and Japan adopted 'by choice — that is. an economy in -vyhichV a majbix part of' the "-country's : labor"' energy is "'"diverted into arma- -ment "regardless of cost or relation to "normal economy." .-Ninety-nine of 100 Americans of both -parties agree that we have no choice. Ninety of that 99 will bask in the sun- k shine of this new-found- "prosperity." We "might as well enjoy it, for "what can't be cured must be endured," and it might as well be en joyed -to -boot, if possible. But some time' this emergency, like all emergencies, must end. The men will comeback from the training camps some day; the shell plants and- armor .plate" mills wii' close. • Not only government, but every person, especially those in positions of responsibility on whose decisions wiil hang the jabs of others, must begin to hatch plans .for peacetime production that can replace that of war prepared' ness. Government must have its plans ready for housing and roads and public works that will take up the inevitable • --slack., Individual employers must have their OUT OUR WAY plan* for new products aimed at new markets, abroad and at home, to absorb the energies'of .men no longer producing arms.'; , It is not that it jsn;t ,pleawnt to feel the balloon-begin to rise. It is pleasant. But there is no use kidding ourselves' that: .any,, problem is .being solved. The essential readjustment of the economic machine in "normal',' times has not yet been made, and We must be ready with oui; adjustments when—iuid if—"normal" times come again. PuWcation IB thte column of •dUnrt»U from other oewcp»pm do«i aot DeoMwrUy mew endorsement but to an teknowlwJginiBt cC ift- tenet to th* subjecU dJinwirt Did the Big Cities Elect F. D. R. ? The Shreveport (La.) Times makes, the • cnar 8 e ' that the major American cities elected Roosevelt. It publishes a list of .scskt«s—New York; Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania', ;Missouri and Wisconsin—and shows that/' the'', /votes of the big cities in those states gave large- majorities of the :: out-state' vote r in th'ose' -states. The Time's, is concerned-about this .because it fear the.'-bosisisrai of. the big cities and itf dreads to • thinJf that big 1 ; cities; under the V,wtiip ;;of bosses, can/ bje .the domiiiant factor.- in' the election of a'President;' . •' ; .'; ' We '• highly. symp«triize • : with the Shreveport Timesv fear.S ; btzt .we/_must' take issue with the figures : 'by /which 'it'-coriijes. to its conclusions. As it happens, the P.ost-Dispatch. also made a post- election study of the-.election figures and this study, published last .Sunday, should give assurances to our Louisiana.contemporary. - Our study showed ; that, if Mr. Roosevelt had lost New York (Flynn /machine), New Jersey (Hague machine) and Illinois (Kelly-Nash machine) , the President-.would still:have been .re- elected'by an electoral "vote of 357, 91 more than he needed. If he had/lost in addition Pennsylvania,- he would have >'won with 321 electoral votes. The Shrevepdrt' Times includes Missouri and Wisconsin as states with big city 'machine • influence. Mr., Roosevelt; could have 'lost these also and won, with-2i94..electoral votes, peduct, for good measure, 'Massachusetts, and' the President would, have' been;,re-elected with 11 electoral votes to spare.. : v • . ' To re capitulate; :-Mr.; W illkie m igh t have been 'successful' in - the six'-. states ,with which . the Shreveport Times js .concerned, plus /the State . of Massachusetts ;r andi^the 10 other /statest hi which he had a "majority;/and he still would no c have Von. .."..- •-'* /./ V.> ; ' . ' • '•-. Our -study; showed llvatT^Tyith the-113 votes of. the Solid South and the v64 votes of tlie border states, all of which rwere practically-in tlie President's pocket before .the / campaign began,. he needed only 89 more to win. He got 67 of these iii; smali 3ofc§; from states like Arizon<a, .'Idaho and Montana, where there are no machines"ot the Hague or Kelly-Nash type, and he needed only'OhJo to carry him well beyond the'needed 26<f. And although."Ohio .went for Roosevelt; it voted .Republkan;, for/ihe. offices of Governor and United /States' Senator. .-. ; , So our figures support a conclusion 'ab variance, with the one made by the Shreveport times." Our figures show _that -Roosevelt .did " not 'need the big: ciiiy machines to win. But he did need tne Solid South. A- Northern political analyst mignc well be pardoned in retorting to the,Louisiana' newspaper that the .unvarying Democratic majorities in Louisiana and other Southern states constitute an election f actor ; more - potent, be-' .cause more iincnangeable than that of the major city machines. Louis Post-Dispatch.' SIDE GLANCES COPR. 1WO BV N£A SERVICE. INC; T. M. atC. U. S. PAT. Off. • SERIAL STORY BY W.H; PEARS GOAL TO GO COPYftKSMT. t940. SERVICE. INC. 'Father came with us bnly on condition that he wouldn't ; 'have to miss the nltcrnoAa symphony." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson TULIP CROP - IS BEINO USEO AS SHED THEIR ANTLERS THE OF MAV.VA/EAI5. SET FOR. YEARS. COPK-1MO BY NEA SERVICE. INC. YESTERDAY i BUI, Dro«»y •»« Ilelea itaxloiuljr await word from ike BourA «m Buck'* J«b. Bullet- keai ami Dot vowe to tke •tore, BoMrt i» relcctla* W»elt'*'appH- catioM. A fcBMdtt eaten, tkr«*te»» tke crony. Dot Skelton »creaMi»» Bill kit* tke bandit In a ftylnfc* tackle. Drowsy wield* a bottlr, mmi, ikeltoa uhia^e* ki» mi • . * '••' *'!•.#•• CHAPTER XI 46 TJIT 'em harder, fellows," Buck •*"•• Mentor called. "Keep your eyes up. Okay, that's good. Cool off slowly." The squad dog-trotted off the practice field. Buck Mentor relaxed on the bench, a cane in each hand. He frowned, spoke to Bill at his side: "Going' to be tough," he said. "It's hard to beliove that some of these boys have 1 played .a whole season, and stUJ don't know how to time a play." "Only five days till the big game with East,", Bill said anxiously. "Think you can do it, Buck?" . "L o sing your nerve?" he grinned. "Heck, no!" Bill retorted. "Look what you've done already, Buck. The fellows are snapping into the plays like they never did before." ; . "I can't cram them full of new . plays nowy 1 Buck said. "It'd only , confuse them."; ; • "A lot depends on one game," Bill mused. Buck nodded. "Skelton made it pretty plain that I'd get a contract for next year only'if we beat East. He's a little self-important, Bill, but he's a fair • man/ If we win, he's willing to advance me enough on next year's salary-to go east for the operation." "Think.of it, Buck'." Bill's eyes VS. Buck Stakes All On One Big Game • '' • • ' ^ • When it was over, BUI headed for the Welch front jp>rch. Bundled in sweaters, he and talked. Bill was neither gloomy nor optimistic in his predictions. major. They made numerous for-] mations, ending up . before Ea stands in a big E. Cheers. cuiJ crisply, across the clear winter] day. Down in' West's 'dressing roomji the noise was a faint murmurf Thirty-odd tight- jawed y6ung- haven't lost a game this season. We've only won one. But we've got the spirit now, and that makes a difference. One of their backfield men, Laurie, is a hunk of greased lightning. If we can «t*P him . . "." « "We've got to, Bill!" Helen's words made pale vapor on the brittle air. "Too much depends on winning." Bill nodded, said slowly, "You know, if Buck gets a steady job I can sort of make plans!" "What kind of plans, Bill?* , ''Oh, just plans," he said vaguely. "You know,- like people always make." Helen tilted her chin, "Oh, well, if you want,to be mysterious ...." t i 'IHeck, no, it isn't * that, Helen. It's just hard for a guy to say." ' she murmured. "It's; a long way ahead," Bill said doggedly. "Too far, I guess, to I mention." . She turned her back on him. "Then, it can't be very important. If it was, you'd want to, tell me." "AH right," BiE said desperately. "I-just, thought that-you and I—well, after I go to college . . ." sters wriggled, into uniform. Mentor hobbled, .among them lending a hand here and therel but saying little. Bill stayed b>l his side. He had insisted on wear- 1 ! ing Buck's old uniform, saying, !T'? may bring us luck ." , [ ;: \. Buck Mentor looked at tin? clock. "I'm not giving you a pei^ glowed, again. "Being -able to walk. Buck dropped his hand to Bill's "Thanks to you, fellow. As usual, you carried the mail." Bill laughed because .the football term was> so appropriate. "'I carried it, all right,'• he admitted. '"I've still got that, letter!" Bill sobered. ."But, Buck, I wish'I could really carry the mail for yOU." : . • . . ;,.;/, ' Regret showed in Buck Mentors deep-set eyes. "Bill, what do you think it would mean, to me to have -you out there playing next Saturday? But I can't;, you .know that." "Not..even for one quarter?" "No, Bill. Young Peskin. is the only boy on the squad who hasn't honestly earned his position. And •we can't yank him. Not because I'm afraid ; of •'Julius Peskin, but because it would look like spite work." ''.:•••' "Okay, Buck, you're the boss." • ... * . * * • ••'• •• • . . • •A LL week Buck toiled with, the •**• team. On.:, Friday evening he • gave them V final "chalk",talk "What, Bill?" "Oh, Jumping Jacob/Helen, don't you catch on?" She turned then, smiling. She had been smiling all the tone over his embarrassment. "Of course, I catch on, Bill." She squeezed his hand. "And I think you have the swellest plans of anyone Tknow." Bill got up. "Well, I'd better go in so I won't disturb Buck." Helen stood up, too, and lifted her lips to him. Bill kissed her, finding her. mouth cool and sweet 'You're a darn .swell girl, Helen," he said huskily. " .. /r .••:'• '.:-'• *" : . * * CATURDAY was perf ect for foot*-* baU. The thermometer hung j ust above &eezing. •'-. With" business at a standstill, City Stadium, became the hub of all activity. Even Julius -Peskin closed his "store for the afternoon and took advantage of .the : b'px at" : :his disposal. : . - .Long before game t^ine, the stadium was .filled and people begged for. standing, room. Wesfs scarlet- clad band paraded about the field behind • its " high-stepping . drum You've proved that to me week. You've done a swell job!I and, you'll go out there and keei ?| it up. You're going in against 4 tough club. All I ask of 'you. L|| to keep fighting, no matter hov bad things look. .Better get ouj now and limber up," One by one they'filed past and for each Buck Mentor hac; a word of encouragement. Hi 5 dropped into his chair and Bil wheeled him up the'runway onto; the field. "They're good boys, Bill," hi said proudly, "they'll give Eas one whale of a battle all the way I"' •:. I-. • .* . * ••'.* '..'••• tIE first quarter verified Buck'; ] prediction. The West boy,: smashed in on every play. The; : | bottled up Laurie, the. star o Easfs running attack. He mad< a few short gains and, one of li I yards, but' he didn't break loos- •{ for any sensational runs. . East, however, was equally effi cient on the defensive. Time afte'l time Hart, Calvert, and Peskii- carried the ball and were huriei- back. The" quarter ended with n<;| score. At the half the two teamV were still battling each other' tr a standstill. Buck sent his boys: out for th" third quarter with a few. word 1 of quiet praise. It was on the .secij pnd play that Laurie broke On a fake reverse he cleared | West's first-line defense, snakes away from a charging tackle by - sheer speed outran - the de|| fensive fullback. He got to thf| 10-yard line before West's safet;| man caught him. , ^ •"We, want EL- touchdown! want a touchdbwnl" '"•': •_ Bill Mentor /chewed. : -his Buck hunched forward 041 -thi| bench. T\vo power plays netteiv six: yards, then no gain, and lail down - with -goal to go..r EleyeiJ hard; young bodies smashed' at t West .line, piledr up: in"a. ; heap . The referee's. aj^.raisecL; Bedfl lam broke loose: and 1ixe, so? 6 to 0 against .West , ' " (To Be Concluded) ANSWER: Monday, Labor Day; Tuesday, Election .Day "Wednesday,'Ash Wednesday; Thursday, Thanksgiving; Friday/Good Iri-, .day; Sunday, Easter.. :• " NEXT: Preferred "diet for mosquitoes. All Americans awarei of the threat of totalitarian mtoleranbe must 's«t ; an example'' of unit- edpuipose in-the defense oi the repubiic.-Alf Landon, Republican presidential 1936/ '•', • Selective Service (Editor's ;Note: .Below, is published a. 'list of registrants as- chey are sent questionnaires by Mississippi county's" three draft beards. Earlier groups have already been "published in. their order' number and' others will follow.) : ' r - •', •.-: .-.-.- ' . Franklin Soutl^ard; • 132, - Donald 1 lap; r 125, • Charles " Harlley •."Mani"J ;verett Stuart. . . '126,. : John Henry Nelson n 133. Henrj ; Clifford. Beasley; 134. Ruben Dukes n;"l28,;cioyd.Fo;rd ; r Robert Simes n; 135,- George Lee *29> Chester KTbert ' Pierce Rogers n; 136, Lem_, Bynum; 137, 130, Curtis tee Harris .n;. 131, Ha-, R. J. Powell- n; 138, Orval Elmer^ ry Grant.Myres; 132,. John Bark.; Moore; 139, Jessie Leonard Hayes; I dale Rayner. candidate of, John. What arc you waiting for? -William -M.: Leader,. Hosiery 'Workers' Union leader, to John' L. Lewis. Official Survey Ends Long-Standing Quarrel '.'• : LANSING, 'Mich. ' (UP) — The 1 State' 1 Department' of Conservation j has determined the highest body I. of water rn the state, 'bringing" to ! an end an ai^uinent of long .standing. Resorters , of the Little Summit Lake area,' near LIAnse, have: been Summit Lake have been equally sure that they lived.-in.-a higher altitude. Surveys recently completed by the conservation department" show that Little Summit Lake is.' jus* 20 feett higher, lying at an' altitude of 1,760 feet above'sea level. 140. Itelana Algie B. Wiseman;' 141. Roy Edward Brown; 1.42. Herbert' lifton .Guinn; 143 / Clifford' Daniel Russell; 144, Charles Franks ' Board" C ' 97. James Clark" Wilson;- 98 Tommie D. Horton;- 99, Ferdinando I DeSota Holleman;' 100;" Marvin Tal-l 133, Samuel James Sharp n;_ 13. Asa Graves" Morris; 135, Willia' Earl Haltom; 135, Virgil .Vernt'l Morgan; '• 137, Bennie- "Orvil, Erini 138, George Clifton AUenswort: 139, - John Boyd ' 'n\.. : 14ft, '.'. ter- Brown n; 141. JElbert,.Denkins V 142, William. Vollie .Alexander.;.'.H; • '.. Board A .. 97,. Arzo John Toland: 98. Malcolm Johnson Flake;.-99, Clyde Leslie Viekery; 100. David Clarence Neal; '101, Milton Farr n; 102, : John Kenneth Bishop; ( 103, "• Jimmie Wayne Cold;' 104, Leroy David Lo>an n; 105, Cecil "Aldon 1 . Giimow .08; Lscafus McHaskell n p. kelson n; 108, J/L: Ttiompsmi Jr 109, Claude Benjamin Klene; "110 Tyroe. Russell tf; -111," Alfred Price 112,' Thomas Kent "Man an; "113 Benjamin. H; 'Levy ' Jr:; 1 " 1H, 'Oscai -John Jones'' n; U5, ' John Quincy- land -Edward Trammel; "^llVAlqnzpllqstrcombination to-'a "safe "in 1 Oi| Adams: 116, "Delmas D.'"McDariiel; | Woods' n; 118, "Walton "William [mayor's:'office 'which hadn't 117,' John King n; 118, Curtis"-Mayo Roach; 119.' Porter Garrett n;' 12CK opened since- T. A. Penney McDerniott;' 119, Coady;"\DeImar', Simu'el Mathoivs n. " " " •' '. ffic'e-m Mayv niage Coley; 101, Earnest Lee Fel- LLen Coltan Newton n; ; 144, Richa::| ton n;-102, Lecky Taylor n; 103, Clark .n! Ralph Elba - Gilbert; 104, Charles Claude Mote:'105, Jim Lee Wiley n; . . . . ,. ... , v , . 106. Henry C. Steele n; .107, Tommy LLoSt- Combination FoiHld Willingham u; 108, Edward Arthur • ...... n «- f * .«.-•McCoy I But Sate. l& Barrc 109, Juan Martinez; 110,'Harrison Colilcy n;" 111, William Martin;! .. TULSAvOkla. (DP)^-A cry of : tt .112, Johnnie Lacy n; 113, John uraph- rang through: the.- city vl Beasley; IK, EUnier McDaniel;" 115; when .Hubert'Sniith, secretary--J Johnie Sblrp Williams; '116, Gar- -Mayor'C. H. Veale. found a:-lon^J u s a ' World ! Eaton ' 120, Joseph Henry ^Gude,. ' f 12i; James "Eithel PrenUs; 122, "Smith -called Vealev' and ' . . " 1 ' " ' ' ' War ally was made to .Great ;Bdt- ain hi . April. 1917. Tbe r amount .finn; in their.belief their -lake \vas $200,000,000 at'3Vi per cent: •was the .highest in .the state. But I • • " •''• r "-"'- .na.tives. In the vicinity ot Big "Read Courier News want ads. ITS NO FUN VOU DO <3ET VOU SPE.N5D TH£ REST HORSE. H^IKLS OFF THE BABV'S ALL- SUC-KER. .THIRTY -V£ARS By J. R Wimanis OUR BOABBING HOUSE ; with Major Hoople . James McCoy u; -122. -Tho-"'.Tommiei Manuel; 123, 'Fred "Gober they opened 'the /safe.' ' IE' Perkins 'n;..123..Hussell Clinton , Horn; 124, William Lawrence'Dun-' empty: - • '. ' - : : ' " ; COMTROUVOO THT': MEANS co»n.,t««My .w mvtociNc T. ^nco. ir mas Mosley; 124,. Darnell - Sermi t., Car- sou u: 125.. .Lpvell. Stroughter -n; 126, .Odes .Henry,Reed;-127-, .Corenlius Modiuger;, 128,, James • Dunlap n: 129, Nathaniel^ Brown- ."n; 130,- Woodrow Wilson.- Hall;-'.131, Witt. Da,nual Ethridge; 132,.- Johnnie-W. May n; -• ' 1 133. Paul Everett' Biship; 134 ' Phillip Kimbrough' n: -135 ; . Charlie { Ferric William.spn;. 136, Nolan B i Yoiirig; 137.' Thomas Hershei Holt: j 133, Clarence SuUvaii n; 139,. Jerry I Earl" Gardner'n; 140, James Ed,ward'n: HI, Clayton O'Neal. Terry; , 142. Elmo Murry Morgan; 143, Thomas Fran Win McDanielV H4, 0an Jefferson .Warrington. , : .- .. Board B • • 97, MitcheU- Neal ru 98, Paul Eugen's Poe; 99, Leroy Green n:'100, Murrel Greer Gray; , 101. Chester •Robcrson; 102. James Virgil Keith; 103. Albert - Herman Collins; 104, William Ctenton Staples; 105, E\ ri ereU Sebcurn; 106/.-Homer -Daw; 107. Robert Green Payne; 108,-.William Lee Denton: ' 109. James Lloyd Blackwood; 110. Rayford Monroe'Pollard: ill..Lettis . Elvis "White: 112, Rufiis Ear! Moslc.v: 113. Dug'las Jaines Robertson; 114, Ed Sr.ephensou: 115. Keii-. neth Langston: 116, Robert Jaincs , Gillespie; 117. John Ervin Jones; , US,'Fred Mcparlarid '.n: 119,. Prim Giles Parish; 120. Adam Love. u. 121, Jess Richard Prwtt; 122 ; Henry Mount Pcfcz:. 123, Leon fjovn^ Boyd: 124,..Jack Wan'en; 125, Harrison Frank Pplsgrove; 12i3 r Lawtou Berry Martin; 127, Kennetli Lee White: 123; Edsel ''Hall Kinkead: 129, Melton"L. : Pearson; 130. Dale Andrew Needham; '131, .Alvin HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydd Lewis The'big"dope thinks"he'll get a raise that wayl" c

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