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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 18, 1940
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS tHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . : TO* OOCWBR MEWS oo. • : />*.i,W. HAftOfe, PtfUhfew ' J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor tAMU»'F. NORM* Advertlrtnt Ifenapr , _ -7-5 ^. -, * •* i . :• Mtf XaiiottU Advertising RtpmenteUro: Wallace Wttmer po., Neir York, Chicago, Dc- tatifc Every Afternoon Except Sunday teUred &• MfettxTclaas matter at the post- efflcc at BbthftYilk, Arkansas, under act of Oon- Octobar f, 1017. . . •arvtd by the Uaitod . -- I , .1 SUBSCRIPTION BATHS . • By carrier in the City of Blytheville, I5c per week, or lie per month: B* mail, within a radius of SO mil**, $3.00 Per y«ir;$1.50 for-eix month*, 75c for three months; by mail in postal jrtoe* two to six inclu&ive, $6.50 per year; in -zones seven tad eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance, ________ Don\ Worry— Youth h All Right What manner of men were aboard the Jervis Bay, egg-shell converted •British liner, when it wrote in letters of fire and-blood a new Britisli sea epic by rushing to suicidal attack on the German pocket battleship when it fell like a hawk in, a chicken yard on the, §8-ship • convoy? * Were they old, hard-boiled sea dogs? ,Nd; they,were 19 and 20-year-old naval reservists. These were the boys of a ^iteration called soft and degenerate. - they were the despair of ponderous . elders, ^with their jitterbug ways and Oxford oaths.- Yet they served their guns .until the rising salt water slopped into the muzzles, and fought a h'ght - as 'brave and unflinching as any of the tars of Kelson. ' ( This talk of soft, degenerate youth is an Old Husband's Tale. What the young men of today are called upon , to do, they will 'do, and do it gloriously, as did the callow young reservists wBo died writing history on the sinking Jervis Bay. A Memory of Many Solferinos ''The, people of the United States are now "being asked to join the Red Cross. Never ^ was -there a time when it was more clesirable that as many people as - \possible become -members of that great body ', of ,drgiuifzeci mercy. \ Never was \\^5P^?$? s sa r #'t!i^aH contribute what,, ' the^cati; in money; in time; in-service. Since that Hot 'Tune day in 1859 "when -300',000 men locked in bloody - ,, ba t% ?n;the field of Solfcrino, leaving ;> almost 'without 'care' 40.000 of their , number dead, dying, and wounded, the . _worJd has seen many Solferinos. But VJKwas £t Solferinp that Henri Dunant, a^youfig Swiss traveling as a neutral :", observed and helped with the care of . the. wounded at Castiglione'and Brescia. And it was three years later that , he. wrote his accounf of it— the first ' f iarion call for .organization of what is now known throughout the World as the Red Cross. Dunant felt the full shock of the horror of the battlefield, and he described it in his book, "A Memory of Solferino," in terms that no one 'can - ever forget. The, litter lack of any pro- paredness to relieve the suffering over- whelmed him,; and the -sense of helplessness of the individual, no matter how filled with pity ahd the wish to Help. ''The feeling one .ha* of one's own cy in such extraordinary OUT OUR WAY and solemn circumstances is unspeakable/' wrote.the young Dunant. "It i», indeed, excessively distressing .to realize that you can never do more than help those who are just before you— that you must keep waiting men who are calling ypu and begging you to come . . ." ' So Dunant had the inspiration that has brought about the organization that ministers, in an organized way, to suffering brought about by the all-too- ei'ficient organization of destruction.' "Would it not be possible/' he asked, "in time of peace and quiet, to form relief .societies for the purpose of hiving care given to the wounded in wartime by zealous, devoted and thoroughly-qualified volunteers?" Yes, it is possible. "The imploring appeal must therefore be made to men of all countries and of all classes"; he added, "to the mighty ones of this world and to the poorest workman; for all can, in one way or another, each in his own sphere and within his , own limitations, . do something to help the good work-forward." ' . Yes, Dunant, and ever since you wrote in 1862, they have never failed to answer your appeal. They will riot fail today. The world,has seen many Solt'erinos * since Dunanf's time;, they are. being seen today.' Modern air war has' brought thtf battlefield to every man's home. The heed for "zealous,' devoted and thoroughly-qualified volunteers" is greater than ever. America of the great and never- failing heart .''must answer this -year's •Red Cross Roll'Call with a mighty voice. MONDAY; NOVEMBER -id, Our $365,000,000 Christinas Gift The American, public is about to present itself ..With a. §365,000,000 Christmas present/ .That represents the savings which* 7,500,000 Americans'have Piled up during the year in Christmas Club savings. funds in 4800 banks throughput the' country. . • ,When TtfOQ/OOO- people are'"able to save $48.50 apiec^during the year to fifrve their Tamm&fa Merry Christmas, and when .the totaUistr^butionas ncav- lv 5'per cent above last year's • the country can't be said to be going very rapidly on'the rocks. Every indication points to the busiest Christinas season! jii many years. It w only one more of the many things tor which Americans have reason to be humbly thankful in a world much of whose Christmas season can scarcely oe very merry. Dlctatonai rtgitnes boast of being totalitarian il * u™^ * de "> MW *«^V- «rt is, ih ^ csseilc e r individualistic and -Count Carlo Sforza, Italian exile * « * Women have greafc f BalUmor C >^omen' s clubs Fifteen billion dollars of 'th c and o 0 ,cr>hing s that SIDE GLANCES **Y<iu try and convince your son you're nol a wealthy man • —I can't i" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson CIXXTE HORSES OATTL.E* CHOICE ^TlNi THXVN ? £/Z; PER CENT OP - -~!~ aaaiBh.' -^P«ftM.^B. _ «^b .. ^. — _ BOX B^SIE^S'"^ / IF THIS ClR'CL-E IN THE; v.&, REACHED 1 OF STONES- fSN-T KNOWN THE xv<3E OR TEN; 4 AS /WORE TH AM'" Of PER DO . . . THEN SV WHAT NAME AS IT KNOWN! " ' .COPR. 1940 BY NEA SCTVI^ INC. ANSWER: Stonehenge, a-circle of sandstone monoliths near Salisbury, England ._, . from-the Late Stone Age. NEXT: VWhere are Shetland ponies used a» draft horses? Radium-Detector Finds Pig's Diet Is Valuable MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UP)— When 1L_ comes to lost radium, J. W. Burchta, University of Minnesota physics professor, and his j electroscope detector will find ii'. | Prof. Burchta's radium-detector . has an electrically charged rod I stuck through the cover of an ashcan. When he goes radium sleuthing, he watches the rod, which responds with electrical discharges when, stimulated by radiations from the unlocated radium "His device is used chiefly Lo locate infinitesimal bits! of ; 'the rare .element lost by hospital's and medical centers. , Once he was called' to llnd a radium needle lost by a Sioux Falls, S. D.. hospital. The radium vvas believed to bo among garbags thrown to the pigs. Burchta's detector pointed the finger of: guilt at a sow. After the pig was butchered, the radiunr was found in .foe pig's - stomach. • American business lost $80,000.000 iu 1939, .due to poor" handwriting resulting in misreading of sales checks. SPOOK/: STOCK SPENCE/ JUST BECAUSE M3U'RE THIN- 1T& A REFLECTION ON,ME/ 'SPOOK/" WHY THAT'LL SncVCWfTH WU ALL YOUR, UBE" IN PRINT I'LL TELL .THAT SPORTS WRITER./ - . MAITS NOT BECAUSE I'M THN-- "SPOOK" 13 BECAUSE I'M HARD TO CATCH ON TH*.-FIELD-- WHV, ITS A-&IG COMPUMENiX LIKE W1LL-0-TH' WISP, OR'PHANTOM/ MOTHERS GET By J. B. WOlfam. OUR BOABDJNG HOUSE jrifl, Major HoopTe NJO MA— MfV \A 'srr— — •'' •••••• ••' • ' . J t /v*. .- *~ ~ ,..-_..,_,,_ THE TIME- COME TO PUT>OU (N W^AT IS VUL&ARLV AS HOCK/u-* MAR-RUMPH/; SO BEAUTIFULLY ' . '.DESCRIBED MY PLIGHT, "fHOU KWOWEST TH AT MY FORTUNES ARE AT SEA • NEWER HAVE I MONEY NOR COMMODITY 1D..RWS5 A PRESENT SUM: THEREFORE GO FORTH: TRV W ' ' I ft It t fc 1 ^* * Iv t ^ ^*. -»«. • : * LET ME SEE I'LL ASK WALKOUT ^ WHEN H& OFFERS 20, DEMAND 30, AND ACCEPT SERIAL STORY BY W. H. PEARS GOAL TO GO YESTERDAY: Back drill. kU tvan, M«it4n them lit aifuinMt Kuut l«t Bill play, feariiiu he mitfht be uccuxed of favurltUw. Went fiKhtH Juuxrto a McurelvM(« tie «t Ike half, liut tu the third quarter, Ea*t'» nuKhx back y«t« mvf»y. Tower pmya xlve E««t • touchdown. is cor* Ea*t, 0; W««t, 0. * * * CHAPTER XII yV MOAN swept East's stands as the point after touchdown Jailed. West received. From the 30-yard line they ran three plays, then punted. "No gain," Bill groaned. "Buck, they'll never crack through the East line the way they're going. Those guys are smart and tough. It'ir take plenty to score against them." "It'll take something the're not expecting," Buck admitted. "They've felt us out now and they know what we've got. If I could only give them a surprise!" Suddenly Bill snapped erect on . the bench, glints of excitement in ..his eyes. "Buck, you can give them a surprise—more than one." A-time-out for East gave Buck a chance to talk. "What do you mean, Bill?" , "Those plays we taught the scrubs, Buck! Remember ho\v I ran one of them through the varsity?" -• •:•• Hope kindled in Buck's eyes, then died.'-'.Too risky/fellow. If I remove my varsity now I can't send them in again until the next quarter. And if your plays fail, those East boys are liable to rip the scrubs to pieces." "But the quarter is nearly half over," Bill argued. 4I I know we can hold that long; It's oui- only chance, Buck." .. ,'... '.'. .*'•",*' .* ' "..' TN silence Buck Mentor watched the rapidly .shifting pattern of •plaj'. East was playing the game safe, clinging to its slender lead, giving West no . opportunity to gain. , • He said finally, "Go ask the scrubs, Bill. Maybe, they don't even remember those plays/' Bill's, excitement 'was contagious. They swarmed about him, wild-eyed. "We haven't forgotten one of them, Bill. Honest! Two cf them start exactly alike, except that the. off-tackle—" . "Right!" Bill- grinned, and turned back to Buck. "We can roll 'em for you, Buck."' • Buck Mentor hesitated, a moment, then his jaw set "Okay, Bill, get .ready. ; I'm., going to gamble a lot on you fellows!" Eleven eager scrubs high- stepped along the sidelines, warming up. Buck called time: : -An entire new .team trotted".across the field to report to the referee. A hush of astonishment gripped the Bill Takes o Chance, Surprise Play Works; Final: West 1, East 6 stands as,-one by one, the varsity returned to the bench. ' ",; • * * AND then, as the situation be^ came clear, a roar burst the silence. Bill, however, was deaf to it, dumb to everything but the hard, turf, under his feet—striped with white lines which he must somehow cross. Bill took the pass from center, started to slice off-tackle. Expecting a running play, the East defense was sucked to the right. West's left end cut far over; the right end blocked out the defensive halfback. Bill was almost to the-line of scrimmage when he veered off and heaved the pass. Running diagonally, the end gathered it in and scooted along the sidelines. He^ was thrown out of bounds'on East's • 40-yard line. A 30-yard gain! The West stands roared into lite The cheerleaders hurled their megaphones heavenward and attempted to fly after them. Bill called the off-tackle play, and the ball went to the tailback. The end darted out as if for another pass. Bill, running ahead of 'the ball carrier, cut down the defensive left-halfback and the play rolled for 10. First down on East's 30-yard line. The third play began exactly the same as the previous one. This time, however,- the tailback slipped the ball to Bill. The wirig- back and the end blocked out the defensive tackle. The East end broke in on him, but Bill swiveled away. He got up to- the 15-yard stripe and .was brought down. Now Bill saw his advantage: The East boys were temporarily demoralized by the abrupt switch in strategy. Ke sliced the wingback off-tackle and picked up five more. Speed counted now. Give 'em no; chance 'to get organized. West snapped .from the huddle into formation, and a sweep around end carried to the five. "Once more!" Bill gritted, wiping sweat from : his face. "Push 'em back into the goalposts!" They rammed into the center of the line. Bill was buried. He got to his feet deafened by the roar of blood in his'head. Then he realized that the noise, wasn't in his head; it was the crowd yelling. They had gone over! / ••.••' * *'Vit '•••''•••'-'<. .; -V THHE scrubs were putting on a wild war dance, • but. for Bill there was no time to feel triumph. Who should try for the all important point after touchdown? Not one of the scrubs was a dependable kicker . •Bill's, ininti snapped to a decision. He must risk a pass' and he must do the job himaelt He lined his team up, barked signal* The ball came back. Players charged him from every angle/ He retreated, side-stepped until hazily he saw his target in the end zone. Bill heaved the ball. A dozen hands seemed to, reach up jfo bat it down. .Then the end leaped high and clutched it. West, 7; East, 6. But now, Bill knew, the lead must be defended. East received and began to roll. Time after time Laurie cut through the scrubs' ragged defense. Clear to West's 20-yard line the East boys drove, and only the end of the third quarter held up their march. Buck Mentor acted promptly. Trotting across the field came the varsity of. West—11 stalwart warriors, rested and eager, to fight back the invaders. "We couldn't hold 'em," Bill mumbled. "I'm sorry, Buck.** Buck Mentor snorted. '"Look at those wildcats out there, Bill! They're taking care of your lead." His words were true. East had been stopped cold. West took the ball on downs and punted out of danger. The East boys were whipped. They tried desperately to rally, but when the timekeeper's pistol exploded the score was still West, 7; East, 6. ... ••'• • . •*,*'*•'•' TJUSK, was..settling over the ': empty shell of concrete when Buck and Bill were finally alone. For the past two hours Buck had been shaking hands and receiving j| praise. But now a wild horde otjl rooters had gone • home to replay the game over cold suppers. The :| streets were deserted and still ail] Bill walked beside Buck's invalid chair. Buck Mentor spoke quietly: "This is our victory,Bill. Tomorrow may bring us a defeat. But if we hang on and keep fighting well win^ahother victory." Bill nodded solemnly. ; "I guess that's right,'Buck. You'll have a tough fight in thevEast. But I'm betting the two of us can lick almost anything. . . ." . Buck stared into the smoky dusk. A slim figure waited foi* them at the corner. Without speaking, Helen Welch .came and walked on the other side of Buck's chair. ' - >.: '.• •• ;.-;,-:{•,'..•." •.'.;•' ,';-V=;^ The big • unan- ; smiled;^gently:-: "You .mean, Bill, the three of ui can lick almost anything. . .." . (THE END) Selective Service •••:'(EdUorV Note: : Below 'is 'published • a list of registrants as :hey are sent, '.questionnaires" by Mississippi county's; three" draft beards. Earlier groups" have . already been published .in their order, number and others will follow.) . . .; -.- Board A 145. Fred Carl Bell; 146," Joe Franklin Estcs; • 147/ LUtheV^Earl Hopper; 148, Everett Rehegar; f 149. Robert Lee Smith n;. 150, ..Charles Providence Bradbum; 151, James Clinton Terry;- 152,. Herman fpruitt Harrison; -153, William;Joe--Whitney: 154, ,7--7/. Carter nf 155, James Henry Fplioway; -156, AJfred'^Da- vis n. ( ,'' '•' ' .''^:" ."; •'•' 157, Charles Tilden Shamlin^.Jr;; 158, Robert Lee 0 \ynliarhs- 159, Charlie Hampton ii; v .ISO,--William Studdards; 161, Otto Garson; 162 Reuben Henry Chandler; >: i63. Bert Noel Lamb; , 164. Gus ; Clabon n; 165, Ray Edwin; Larkiiis; 166, ; Tommie Jefferson Chism;. 167, ...Willie Ezcll Small n; 168 r Melvin Eclward Wicker. ::. -v. -V.* . ; Board IV ' 145. Charley Woodruff ; Jr.; 146 Ralph Doyle White; .147.' Hdmer Floyd Robertson; 148, BoydvNckori; 149, Melvin Leon Butler; 150, Wilson Done n; 151, Macic'Mize Bunch; 152. Ralph. Thomas Myers; '153 Oliver Early. McMinn;- '154, .Claud Eryin Travis; 155, .Walter- Lee Gould; 156, .Gordon .Wade-:Cowan :157. Troy Cdpeland; ' 158," James Jefferson. Ppe: 159,, Woodr.ow Wilson Sigman; ; 160, Fred Auss Fields; •161. Jimtnie Wilkersou: Davis; 162 Melvin Opel Fortson: 163, Charley Elbert Baker; 164, James Harvey Fowler; 165. Calvin, White n;:. I66 : Charley Sehorn n;,167. James. VaT- dcma'n Vemon; 168; Can-oil Wilson Pratt. 169, James Leroy. Hopper;: .170 Ralph Sanders Giles; -171,. William Russell Springer; 172, John Henry Thweatt; 173," Marvfn- Louis Blch- ardson; 174. Thirman John Roach; l75,..Williac Carl Pliilhours; 176 Harlc William 'Ross; 17l Leon David Davis; 178 T Buford Ramsey Gould: 179, Roy Brown Wright; 180, Clarence Paiil ' Gilliland. 131, Ralph Les pcugla^; 132 Robert Fred Bresllers; 18.3, Robert Hulctt. Morgan; 184, Kenneth Alx bert . Lewis; 185. Frank. McGirjty; 186. Doil Cecil Widner; 187', Roy Lee Wilson: J88, Marvin Mciyin Bibbs; 189, Floyd Milton DcSpain; 190."Willie Vanhorn; 191, Heston Clell Harmon; 192. Wittfred D. Blnylock. BoanI C 145, Ottia Daniel Pearson; 14ti Charles Bowen Driver; 147,'""John"' Wesley- - Atant-- nj• •* 148, ' "Alexander McClendon; 149, Jolin' Andrew Moore n; .150, Alonzo Wash- j ington Page; 151, Oscar Oatsvall- ! 152, Menzie Thomas n; 153. Raymond Ray Holt; 154, Willie Lee Taylor n; 155, James Franklin Treatenburg; 156, Charlie Huff n 157, Willis .David. Mitchell; 158. Ivy Roper n; 159, James Rawleigh Clark; 160, Willie Melvin Nichols; 161, MarvhV Thomas Mpsley;. 162 Ira - Edward Chambers n; 163,' Mal- •cohn Guy Taylor; '164, Robert i Brookshire Gray; 165, Curtis Fred Dyson n; .166, Robert Buchanan n; 167,. Larkin . Jefferson Atkinson- 168, Charlie r Kelley . ri. , ' 169, William Russel- Smith; no Frederick Bruce Wilson; 171, Otis Thin-man . Bowman; 172, Thomas Manley. Wadswortlr; 1^3, Louis Anderson n; 174, 6am Major Hodges Jr.; 175, Roy Pattbn :Willbanks; 176, John. Robert. Cissell; 177, Nathaniel Aldridge ri; 178, William Fennan Harris; 179V'Joe Madden n; 180, Ollie Garner;n."-., 181, Anthony Thomas n; 182 Nesby Syk-es n;-. 183, Thad Pointer n; 184. Ezell Rogers n; 185, Woodrow Thomas n; 186, Clifford Harmon n;-.187,..James Calvert n; 188, Jcs sie, Robinson n; 189, Eugene Buchanan n; 190; -James Edwarl Williams n; 191, Augusta Turner if 192, Robert Johnson ru Veteran 'Cellist Joins New Orleans Symphonl ORLEANS. .(UP)—Lorn Faget, after, a 40-year trip in many parts' of th€s .world,- has nl turned^ here to join the reorgail i?ed New Orleans Symphony O[ chestra as first", 'cellist; '.'' Faget came here from' DalU Tex., where he was head of tl .'cello department in' the Southei Methodist University. school music ^ and played in the " v Symphony. Orchestra." '" ./ ;: Faget-also is: a veteran of Ftenc array musical organizations in T<. hitf." tfie Cfncihnstti orchestra coii ducted by. Eugene Ysaye, and til Scottir :arUl : : .5aii - Carlo . opef troupes: . ; ; . \ "' v During . the past - decade, : -paj senger fatalities on American rai roads have averaged only one '1,498,000,000 miles. • Read Courier News want ads. 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