The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 20, 1940 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 20, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. , H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBUBY, Editor ; SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Advertising Manager . Sole National ^AdvertisingRepresentatives: ; Wallace WitanerCo., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, ~Memphis. '" Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday • •Entered as second clacs matter at the post- office >'at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October *9; 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES . By,-carrier in-the City of Blytheville, 15c per iveek, or 65c per month. By mail, '-within a radius -of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50^for six months, 75c for-three months; by mail in -postal zones two to, six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Ambassador From Hollywood .Hollywood has been a-journeying southward, and from its most recent ' trek it reports back with a stubbed toe. Heavily embarked in. some elaborate •vehicles essaying to portray life under - the Southern -Cross, Hollywood saw visions of increased sales -in the South "American market to replace in some -part "heavy losses in Europe. But the South Americans were amazed, shocked, irked,-and even affronted at some of the Hollywood conceptions of them. It is extremely difficult -to portray f to another nation its own .life. Even , the meticulously-supervised and beau- tifclly-sympathetic life of / Juarex did not get linanimous praise in Mexico. Less careful efforts got something; very •like the razz. . What the South Americans seem to like best is those strange North Americans portraying their own hectic lives —that, and El Pato Pascual, known to you as Donald Duck. Private 'Industry's Best Defense -In defending stoutly ... the. American railroad system against pqssible government * operation in defense or war, J. J. Pelley, president of the American Association of Railroads, has hit oil the crucial point of the whole question of the relationship between private industry and defense. .',-: ' £ ^ be r <j^ r °ads are ready, now .to -dp "Whatever they 'may be -caliecl npon to '': do," Pelley told the Association's an- - nual meeting. "The railroads will keep themselves ready, ahead of any demand which may come." If that proves to be true, "the. railroads need not worry overmuch about - government operation. - What the country wan is in the present 'defense drive is service, -and what it must have in event of war, is service. It must have what it wants when Jt wants it. If private industry furnishes these • things promptly, in a public-spirited manner, without excessive profit there would seem no point in .government operation of any industry. The American people are apparently still convinced that except in certain special or emergency conditions,. they prefer theu- ^tetnes .privately owned and managed- Only ,f and when they believe those pub]ic gional ''boards and other ttiems of coordinating t : heir 'facilities such that the •* .government will igeit wlrat it needs from them, "and get it promptly and without 'red tape. Three recent -tests show the preparedness of the railroads, according to Pelley. First, the peak freight movement oi' this year found a nice surplus of cars on hand. Second, during la,st summer's maneuvers, the railroads moved 40;QOO men a day, and did 'it in better style than they moved an average of 20;000 a day in the peak month of July, 1918. Third, export freight at times this year at one port even exceeded thc 1918 peak, and was handled so smoothly that no one noticed it -at all. These are good signs. If other industries can point • to a similar ability, readiness and willingness to meet national demands, there will be less talk oi : nationalization. It -is only when industries seem to hold back from the full effort that is being urged on everyone else that talk of nationalization arises. /. No good coach takes a player out of the : game if he is lighting hard -and making good gains at every plunge. . It is only the indifferent, sulky, or ineffective player who comes out of the game to make way for a substitute. The best.way to keep from being- drafted is to volunteer. ' ' Mating Too Much oi State Lines The selection by the. Little Rock School- Board oi an out-of-stfitc .man to succeed Superintendent R. c. Hall as head of the city school system lias -brought several letters of protest to the Gazette. The' writers do not question the professional or personal -'qualifications of the np- pointee. RussellT. Scbbec, "who is at present .superintendent of schools at Jefferson City. Mo. But they seem 'to feel that in some way reflection has been cast on the abilities of Arkansas educators .'and school executives by this appoint-. merit. One of them suggests that Little KOCK is "virtually pleading guilty to the charge of having no timber within our borders measuring up to the requirements of the position. Another regards it as "unnecessary and uncalled for" to go outside Arkansas for a 'superintendent, ''and asks what inducement this appointment otters to the ambitions of "native sons and .daughters" who might legitimately hope to \v in promotion through years of loyal and capable ser- 1 vice. ...... •...,. But suppose the principle' of reserving home jobs for home folks were to followed in all stales. Who would have the' job of assistant superintendent of -schools at Louisville, Ky.. now filled by William T. Rowland, from Arkadelphia? Who would have the job of Coak Campbell, •now dean of the graduate school of Pea&ociy College? The job of Julius .Scott, from Vilonia. now superintendent of schools at Peek-skill. N! V.? The job 'of Henry Bennett, from Prescott now president of Oklahoma A, & M. Colle-e at SUlhvatcr, Okla.? The job of John Guy PowJkes from Hot Springs, now professor of school administration at the University of Wisconsin? These are the names of only 'a few Arkansans .among many who. fa the field .of education alo/.e, have won places for themselves in other states-places which would have been closed to h«n if a sort of doctrine of state rights had been applied whenever an educational vacancy was to be filled. • The Gazette can not believe that state .lines "ivc any proper claim 'to first consideration or even hirge consideration, in such matters' as .*£*. On thc contrary, much might - be said for flic view that in this American democracy interchange among the states i s desirable ana beneflc-Bl. Other**, how would American ever Set to know and appreciate each other? —Arkansas Gazette. f of 1917- believes they have se t up re- SIDE GLANCES fcjr Qt&rcftfc ^pPB. 15*0 BY HEA SERVICED ttlfc, t. M. BCC. 0. S. FAT. OFF. //-2.O "I thought that would wake Mm up—now 'bring on thai expensive'"gown, I Xvas looking at yesterday afternoon." THIS CURIOUS WORLD, By William Ferguson AT ELAAORRO.NATIONAL- WAOMUAAEMT, IN NEW MEXICO, /\ SXXL./AAONI - BXXITEO CAT SPANKER. >AUTOMATICAL-LV IT5 THE J-ATIM VER(!TAS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1940 DUDE COLLEGE . ley, financier »nd Hirulaue liixnu- , 3ftu« M |«, to jolu him. Tfce t up with Koutole, iK Aiidrt; Gimrdeun. Gotkiim'M «ar^ retttK^. jjfce t« to ntleud •'««Wo -Wttivemity. letter KNUWU »» Dude Colleee; Her word JN ;1«^ After Andre her home, lie Kttett a .card «i.otker « u ink, munN It to lnkg Mft e«r* in real r,, .ucutonant Iftc Genera] Voshitsugu ncwiv- aiipomtcd Japanese aobMador to Russia AMYWAY, IF I SP 1 TONIGHT? I PED UP WITH THINGS AROUWD HERE AW' GUYS WHO Life Of Rookie Draftee As Seen By News Writer BY MILTON BRONNEft jNEA Scn-icc Stan" Corm-ponrient ! WASHINGTON:' NOV. G. — John Q. Citizen, drafted lor the army by his local board, thought when he sent them a questionnaire in which he • told all about himself that he was through -with papers OUR BOARDING HOUSE M<WBE YOU CAM TELL WE, AMOS WHERE NOUR HE , IT'S MOT POSSIBLE/ \\<UV r WISHED L\KE /\ • CARPET, M£>NiG VMITU HIS ^UlTCASp' NOU'RE SUCH A GREAT CHARACTER READER^XKMOW VOU'LL .BE SURpR. 6 =r>/ /^ /( ^ I , H °. P ?. !5 T ^ T **>. TOUT LH^D IT'S BAD B HIS 5O.ARO BILL ' MEET THE PROFESSOR CHAPTER II 'J'HREE days after Ronica Bailey received the telegram from her dad, New York's best read newspaper columnist had this opening paragraph: "The town's most oomphatic. Sombody has left the Town in the lurch, maybe for good. She took off yesterday in her new golden monoplane, and by how she's probably, at the controls of a saddle horse with a golden mane. The location, if you want to follow roaming Ronica, is Pueblo University in New Mexico, famed more for dudes than for football. We'll bet a week's salary Ronnie's the best-looking maverick that college ever corralled. And the. heart news is that the too, too devastating gentleman, from Europe was successful in his rapid wooing, hence will become a cattle baron, too. Exact date of the wedding is yet a secret but—stand, by for further announcement." The columnist, shrewd fellow, knew whereof he spoke. Pueblo U. had been more or less taken over by the dude ranch patrons in the past few years, wherefore some dozens of America's wealthiest and loveliest girls were registered there, but Ronica Bailey's coming was a distinct sensation. "Whe- euw!" was the definite if unscholarly reaction 'of the university's young men. * . * * jy/JONDAY at 9 o'clock saw Ronnie tap-tap-tappirig down the arched colonnade of the administration building, walking fast as always, dressed in a simple, but costly, sweater and shirt outfit. The skirt was almost knee short, convenient as well as cute. She smiled at everybody, including those she 'didn't know,' and practically everybody turned to watch her. She entered the registrar's office. There she received instructions to report at once to her faculty adviser and counsellor, a Dr. Woodrow Wesley York, Ph.D. Ronnie heard his name with dbfi- nitc misgivings. He sounded formidable. He sounded like—like a frame-up her daddy had arranged. Daddy hadn't liked the reputation she acquired at college last year— too much publicity to her traveling and flying and general extra-curricular activity—so he had probably connived in advance with some crusty old gent to boss her here. She climbed soberly to room 309. "I am Ronica Bailey, 1 ' she told thc bespectacled .young clerk in Dr. York's outer office. The clerk turned from a book and spoke first without looking up. "PJease sit down. . . . Bailey. . . . Bailey. ... Oh yes, Miss Bailey, here is your record card. Now it is a pleasure to welcome you officially and'I trust that—" All at once he stopped. He had looked up and got ten. a.-lull bang- on view of Ronica Bailey from New York. He is not to be blamed. Many- experienced the arresting pleasure of discovering r, . , • Ronnie Bailey, of coming directly army M rial number which has beer. I j n front of her violet eyes. Ronnie assigned to linn, thc birthplace ol j. waitedL Her ebony cm . ls flowed his father, mother and himself, how j down behind to strike white clad Ion?- he has hcen in this country shoulders and sort of splosh back if not born here. the dale of his questions as to his education and j vfhole series of j whether he can speak German, 5 —~ ,- French. Spanish or any other for•.i Ti/r - TJ I A ' ci £" Ian 2<iage. If .so, he is asked Wltll ITiajOr JdlOOpiejhow fluently he can speak and read *• j it. He is tested later to see whether 'he has overestimated his ability, A speaker of a foreign language i might come in useful if the country were at war. He is asked as to his main occupation in civilian life and whether he has.. so to speak, a second and a third occupation. He tells of his hobbies, the favorite sports in which he engages. - and whether he has any talent for public entertainment by singing, acting or playing a musical instrument. He also (.ells what, if any. previous military training and experience he has had. If he claims he is skillful at a trade, "he will be given a practical test. One of the reasons is that tlie army is seeking occupational specialists like bakers, coofcs, phar- ' macJsts, radio experts, etc. Upon thc results of the card and the tests, the army classifier will decide whether a ciraTtec shall serve • in a combat unit or as an occupational specialist, who?jc services the 'army needs. The young man turned from a book . . . "Oh, yes, Miss Bailey. It is a pleasure ..." He stopped abruptly. He looked up into the violet eyes of Miss Ronica Bailey, from New York. upward, like a black cascade. "Is—is Dr. York in now?" she asked, courteously. "I am Dr. York," croaked the young man, basso prof undo. , * if & pOR a moment they just stared in mutual appraisal. Then all at once Dr. York arose, remembering his manners. That embarrassed him even more, however, because she was already sitting, and he could only plop back down. He turned a bit crimson. He took out a handkerchief and blew his nose, glanced fearsomely at Ronica again and said, inanely, <: Uh, yes, yes indeed!" instance. Despite his initial embarrassment here, he had an open, friendly manner. His talk was too bookish, but his blush had been that of a boy. She couldn't imagine Andre -Girardeau ever blushing! She had liked Andre, even. though she knew'so little about him; from the day of'his arrival in Manhattan society he had paid her ardent court. But now, with 2000 miles between them— * * * g'HE brought her thoughts back to the formal conference here, and when it was over half an hour later she jdrove straight to her All at once Ronnie laughed . out] new ranch home. College classes 1 ~" 3 wouldn't start until tomorrow, so she had a day in which to explore. She had her mechanic warm up COPR. JWO tY NEA S€RV(CC- WC. . ANSWER: Chilled shot is composed of lead to which a small, amount of antimony has been added to increase its hardness." NEXT:. Gold mininf on .the high seas. r Jay he is at an army . reception •renter he reports to an officer who is armed with a inn-colored card ',vilh small holes punched, on all Tour sides. These _are for the automatic classification of the card. It becomes part, of John's permanent) „ 1S not ^ ", c -, »„,!,„ « another man had record in the army. Join: givc.s his full name, the birth. Then follows loud. "I'm so sorry!", she quickly apologized. "I didn't mean to be rude." He smiled then. Moreover, his smile was genuine, human. He didn't look like a Dr. Woodrow Wesley York. He looked more like somebody's big brother who has been working too hard in an office, Ronnie told herself. Suddenly she liked him, and so with characteristic impulsiveness she spoke. "Do you know how to dance?" she asked, brightly. "Do I—I beg pardon?" His mouth remained open. "You surprise me, Dr. York. I expected a crusty old professor. You are a professor, aren't you? Chemistry or something?" "I—I—archaeology! And as for surprising one, Miss Bailey, you, ah, do right well yourself. But wait—! Do not misunderstand. I like your frankness, I mean. Your r ah, natural verve and ebullience^ It is an added pleasure to discover one of your striking personality. You have the capacity for leadership, I'll -wager.'.' "Tell me some things," she leaned a shapely elbow on his desk. "Will it be all right if I keep my monoplane here? I do so love to fly?" "Oh by all means, Miss Bailey. Pueblo University has no foolish disciplinary restraints, so long as its students stay within reason. Freedom of action is a concomitant of freedom in thought, we hold, and youth must have free rein." Ronnie sat back, smiling happily at him. Oddly, she suddenly took careful note of Wesley York as a man. He was big. Not as tall as—well as Andre Girardeau, for her golden monoplane. "Landing fields are scarce out • here. Miss Ronica," the mechanic warned. "Righto. I'll stick in a 'chute,' just in "case. It's-gorgeous country." It was truly gorgeous. It was even more so from the air. She leveled off rather low to study the thorny cactus growths and the old rocky contours of the map slipping under her. For one thing, there wasn't a town nor a house nor any living object as far as she could, see, except for the tiny college town and the ranch homes in that particular canyon. She was whirring due south, and she flew steadily for at least half an hour, more and more awed by the vastness of this uninhabited cactus land. When she had made a great curve, leaped over some low mountains and headed back north again, she suddenly saw five dots crawling on the ground. Binoculars showed them to be men walking, although there was no sign of road or trail. With a curiosity typical of her, Ronnie cut her motor and slid down the air to get a close look at them—and that was a -mistake. When her plane was singing along easily not 100 yards from thc men, they produced guns and began to shoot! Ronica was speechless. Wind fingers reached in to grip her face, because one bullet had conic so dangerously close as to break her front view window and scatter glass in her lap. <To BG Continncd) HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis Fossili/ed Rattlers Found SULPHUR. Ckla. (TIP)—So well preserved that the grain of tine skin could be seen, the petrified bodies | of four diamond-back rattlers were found in the Dougherty, Okla.. mine of thc Southern"'Rock Asphalt Company. Three of the fossils lay in coil. The diamond markings 'on their backs could be easily observed. "This pep talk comes to you by electrical transcription."

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