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, FOUfc -v .w -v/jt F ., _ .* •- .r- ^ V r O \ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ; /r • THE OOCItOR N1W9 CO. ' ^ "^-H. w. HAINB8, Fublfcbtt J. GRAHAM 8DDBURY, Editor ~ F. NOWU6, Adrertfcinc ' Sok National Advertising .^»->^^^-. w . Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second cla» matter at the pott- [flee at Blytbevitte, Arkanus, under act of Con.__ «~v_i,.u.»_ ai «Ati* - gress, October f, 1117 Served by the United Prest SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier to the ,City of BlythevWe, 15c pf * -"week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of SO miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three month*; " by'mall in postal zones t%o to six inclusive, v_-''$6,50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. •The Spirit That Wins In the days of chivalry when a knight went forth to do battle, his lady fair Was apt to give him farewell with the familiar words: "Cpme back with your shield or on it." IT., Something of the same spirit seems , to exist in modern Greece. The citizens -have been sending packets of -iprized cigarets to their 4 Warriors. 'In one such packet was found a letter from the donor: * : ,"Snioke 'these cigarets and enjoy ^"* \them.- 'H ; you happen to be my own son, - ' /do not return at* all to your father's - " house unless you return victorious. If -'\you are not my son, remember your -' * father,would express the same wish." The Cycle Cycle >:_-, In the days of "A Bicycle Built for .r Two,": pedestrians" protested loudly at j£the "scorcher,"--that reckless .cyclist Myho/fetidahgered life and limb by his -'"dare-devil speeding. - TKe-Hicycie went out almost entirely with, the first coming of the automobile. But^ is" back again/and it is the cyclisV'himself who is now in''danger. Seven hundred deaths were blamed on bicycle-autonipbiV collisions in 1939 by speakers , before the National Safety ; Congress. .. ; } ' City registration and licensing, stan- idardizmg of- regulations, Vi and special J ^CQur'ts and instruction-"classes are recV-k '^^ended^to^^ut^pwj) the new "bi- T ' c^fe4nenacfe!'^5l%lo. ; 8ack : iii another^' cycle, of cycles, we .mid' a different ; --problem, -but one no "less serious than the one our fathers faced. - • , to thfc column of editorials from , ipers doe* a* BWMttftty mean ^endorsement but to an acknowiedgmtnt of m- *-—* *- the «ub)ecto discussed. How tjie Thanksgiving Date Has . ; Shifted the velt, wl „ • ,. T - - "~-... v «c»i just njurs- L-l,,!:r™ bcr -' ^ a-Ahta-Ar cdcwa- *ay to the tradition the colonies. Provincctown h as ctetaed dates fall the motto c scene 01 giving holiday in 1433. The 'Governor of New • Amsterdam in 1637 - called for a hearty Dutch Thanksgiving in honor of a victory over the Indians that turned out to be a virtual massacre. Thus each colony went'about being thankful in its own way, influenced to some extent by the widespread Indian tribal practice, scholars claim, of observing regular days for thanksgiving to the Great Spirit as each season of the year bore its appointed t rtiit. The Seneca Indians, for instance, have handed down a tradition of nine Thanksgiving days. After the colonies got together on politics, however, and formed the- United States, they got together also on the thankful season. President Washington, in spite of Jefferson's warning that church and state should be kept separate according to the country^ new Constitution, in 1780 proclaimed that the last Thursday of November shoUJd be a day of general thanksgiving. This day some 40 years later ( became the storm center of a 25-year campaign for a regularly recmring holiday, wagfed by the forceful editor of Godey's Lady's Book, Sarah Hale., In advocating the day of Washington's first choice, however, Mrs. Hale disregarded the fact that the first President had not followed his own precedent. After the .first proclamation ot a nation-wide Thanksgiving in 1789, Washington allowed a lapse of five years, ascribed by some to his dissatisfaction with the parades and boisterous feasting that accompanied the initial celebration. The next time he proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and prayer, f n 1795=, he set the date for Feb. 19. Two Presidents followed the example of Washington's five-year thanksgiving interval, and issued no proclamation for observance of the holiday. Andrew Jackson refrained'for the sake of separation of church and state. Zachary Taylor left the matter up to the judgment of state Governors. As a State holiday, In South Carolina a century ago, Thanksgiving day fell on Nov. 11. Before Abraham Lincoln tethered the nation's roving'Thanksgiving day to the fourth Thursday in November, it had roamed through the calendar from January to December, skipping only four months. Jan. 12 was the Thanksgiving day designated in 1814 by President Madison as a time of public humiliation and fasting and prayer, in .appreciation of the abundant° fruits of the season and other blessings. February was the time George Washington had named in his second proclamation. April was singled out for Thanksgiving day by President John Adams 'in 1799, by Madison in 1815 arid by Lincoln m 1862. Adams, favoring early thankfulness, chose " May 9 in 1798. August also had its day in 1812, when President Madison recommended the third Thursday as a special time of public humiliation and pray- ' er. Lincoln proclaimed a preliminary August Thanksgiving In 1863, the year when 'he finally established' the November tradition which has '-been-generally observed ever since. September received a Thanksgiving day, as Madison set ...aside the second Thursday' of the month in 1813. President Johnson, coming to the White House after Lincoln's death, delayed Thanksgiving until the first Thursday in December,. 1863 Johnson's December Thanksgiving was not the only exception to the unofficial fourth-Thurs- day-iri-Novembcr rule 'that President Lincoln fostered. Gen. Grant, in the first year of his presidency, appointed Nov. 18, but for the rest of, his term he followed the "Lincoln tradition Although eight of the months h avc had a Thanksgiving day, • the' ,day of -the week has been Thursday hi most cases, in nis first Thanksgiving proclamation, 'however, issued on April 10, 1862, President Lincoln asked that Uio people of the -United States return thanks for signal victories on land and sea, this observance to take place during their next weekly assemblages m their accustomed places of public worship. -Bulletin of National-Geographic Society. If capitalism, even undo* strain, leaves education ,„ the lurch, it loses pnetjf its own credits and increases its own dangcr^Dr. Dixon Ryan Fox. president, Union College, Urging greater 1 endowments. - , ^BLYTHEVILLE (Altfc) COURIER'NEWS "•••"•••^'•^••MMMWMiMBW^MMMHtfM^^^^^M^M. to the lhe Ori 8™ of th, observance in » -cord of the 's Thanks- OUT OUR WAY VVCteKEt) As long a* there is a Finland, the help America has given "will be remembered and blessed. —Kaarlo E. Kuusamo, Finnish consul in New York. We in America have played our part Jn build- mg the kind of world where war is inevitable -Rev. Dr. John Sutherland, New York minister ^COfK. 1M» gy XE* $tftV|CE, 1MC.'T. M. MG. U. S. PAT. OFF. It -Z»- '*Wowld*you mind turning Hint quiz program olV \vliile Uncle Sam asks you a few vital questions?" FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1940 SIDE GLANCES DUDE COLLEGE ••riWtta-ii THIS. CURIOUS WORLD By William o Ferguson IN THE MISSISSIPPI FLOODED X\N <ARE/\ 1_AR©EP^. THAN THE COAABHNEO AREAS OF ' DELAWARE, CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND, ANO NEW JERSEX COPR. 1940 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REO. U. S. PAT. OFF. -AAORE THAN USES NEW AND FULL, MOON I ANSWER: .Two. is ttikiak? • CATTON'S WASHINGTON COLUMN BY BRUCE CATTON j WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. — Contrary to some of the scare stories that got around fluting the past month, housing for Uncle Sam's new army will probably be mor- than adequate. Army officials now say housing project will be 90 per cent rom- work with *» ! ia«Btifte4 fcy m V «V •* "PiieWo; "'.'• :•:' ," : - * * * , .' ." • ,' RONNIE GOES HUNTING ,'.'''. CHAPTER IV OR a long moment Ronica Bailey concentrated on the hole in her cabin window. It was a bullet hole, unmistakably. Anyway, she had seen'the sudden little spurts of flame from the men's guns. Five guns fired at her by five men she h ad found walking across the rocky cactus- studded desert. "What ev-er!" she murmured .that to herself, subconsciously ^ handling her controls to lift the " powerful monoplane out of range Once more she looked downward. The five men had stopped shooting "but they had. begun to run like so many excited insects She studied the landscape care• fully, with glasses and without. Nowhere was there 'house, road, windmill, any. human sign save those five men. ' She fumbled in a side pocket of her cabin and pulled out her own expensive pearl-handled pistol gift from her dad. She could shoot it and shoot accurately, too, for she had a target range in her basement at home. On the other hand— •..:.. "That's foolish," she told herself now. "Whyever shouldI fight back at them?" , : v She reholstered the 'gun and accelerated her. motor into a '•smooth, powerful crescendo that lifted her skyward,, Then she leveled off, made a big curve and streaked like a phantom rabbit for home. The ship responded to her slightest -touch, moved with astonishing speed and ease; that was why she loved it. But the wind s stiU fingering at her through the.bullet hole served to heighten her indignation, too. Who would dare shoot at a Bailey? Or; for that matter, who wo.uld 'dare shoot at any airplane in the United States of. America? This country wasn't at war! This country clung to freedom; and np- , body, official or otherwise,- had '•. a •right:to shoot at a pleasure plane. JN no time at all the earth-carpet rolled under her to reveal a new pattern including -the little town of Pueblo and its college and eight miles to one side she could spot her father's new ranch She shifted her direction, still roaring, gunned her ship down ward, and edged off just enough to land easily on the broad mesa her .father had caused to be marked as a private landing field Her mechanic sensed trouble before she touched earth and he came running. "What happened, Miss Ronica?' he demanded. "The ship's fine, Barton. But— where's daddy?" "In the porch hammock. He'; still saddle sore." She werit to him and told him what had occurred. Mr. Bailev refused to be excited. "Probably hunters, and you sca red off Jheir game," he suggested. "Why don't you get a bo6k and relax, daughter? Or study up on your—'' . * "Oh, daddy, I can keep up with my studies at night! You wouldn't even care if—if Indians tried to scalp me! Would you, now?" "?' d feel s°riy for the Indians wait—where are—?'* "I'm driving to Pueblo.** "Better report it to the sheriff." he called, "just in case:" There wasn't any sheriff in Pueblo, she found. Na even a deputy. But there was a constable and a branch office at the United States Immigration arid Naturalization Service. The constable sent her to the latter place, where she met Inspector Sheridan Starr. "No doubt about it, Miss Bailey/' Officer Starr said, earnestly 'They tfere aliens slipping ' in from Mexico. Now from your description of the country I think I can go right out there and—" "I couldn't see any sign of a •oad," she declared. "No. But I can-drive" to The Tanks, where we keep a few saddle horses. Faithful old Mexican n charge. Then 1 can ride horse- jack and maybe pick up the men's •rail; Thanks again. Til. shove •ight off." He started to his' car, and .when he had settled behind the steering vheel Ronica Bailey was beside "Jim. . . . "Hey," he began, surprised, •you can't go along. What I rnearit wa's-V "Hush," she srriiled at hihl. "I vouldn't rniss it." '• '•''••• ••- .."•'.* '•* * • .'" . '..' ' •. HE ride out was, almost an - hour, and; Ronica' ha<j> ample nance thereto get .acquainted; with he .country from - a '.-, man -who eally knew it. Sheridan'Starr vas a big-shouldered, .big-hatted, rig-hearted . officer who had known long.-service.-;on..the Bor- der Patrol, and he seemed to be intimate with every hook arid cranny of this Southwestern arid 'land. He told Ronnie a lot about her college. His conversation was rich with the lore of the region spiced with adventure and 1 interests,, quite foreign to her NeW York background. .At the Tanks he strapped a rifle, and holster oh his saddle filled his pistol cartridge belt, and' again bade Ronnie goodby. "It I'm not back by nightfall" said he, "you take the car and go home, then send a man back to .help me." But he hadn't ridden out of sight until Ronnie had a second horse under saddle—she wheedled the old Mexican man there —and was trailing Officer Starr. She realized he would never .tolerates her close to him now, for here at hand was the, country where she had been shot at by the five .aliens. She marveled that he expected to make an arrest alone, wherefore she had to-^ simply had to!—follow him and see Whatever was to be seen. She kept just out of sight. "Daddy will skin me for this " she told herself, and . admitted that he ought to. : ^ She pulled up when she saw Starr dismount behind mesquite brush, then creep : to a ridge to peer over from a pfone position. His rifle .remained on his horse^ but all at once she saw him un- holster a pistol. She knew i he had spotted, the five men! ...;. . *•, * * -...'.•. JJE circled briefly, then went - out. of sighlv Ronnie crept up to the ridge herself. She saw nothing at first, and she just lay there nursing a sense of excite- nieiit and guilt, wondering what her faculty adviser, Dr. Woodrow 1 Wesley York, would have advised ner to. do. Poor Wesley York; he could be hunian, she'd bet, if given a chance. She'would have to see that he— "ALTO!"From somewhere off came that shout. Starr's voice. "Alto! Manos arriba! Los fed- Tales aqui!" ;••-.• He was yelling orders, and in-' stantly she heard .the answer^a shot! '•Oh!"., gasped Ronnie Bailey, moving to where she could oetf the five aliens. "Oh! I don't even have a- 11 -" _She stared,spellbound now-. The ;hootihg" : had increased. Officer Starr .was^just ori^ inan^l^ainst ive, and all around herNe^'Mex- co loomed broad and bare and ominous. : " ; ' ; (To Be Continued) pletccl by Jan. 1. 'with the "adequate shelter" stipulated by Congress available on i.hat date for 800.000 men—although that; many won't actually be in service until sortfe time in March. Army food stands to be better than ever before. For -some time now the army has been operating more than a score of special schools for cooks and bakers. Virtually all its cooks and mess sergeants, and many of its company officers, are graduates of these schools. ;• In addition, there are regular medical inspections of army food and food handlers. Every man as- assigned to K. P. duty gets a mcdt- . cal exam. . Westerners got;^farmed recently by wild tales .of epidemics at the" 4istr'division riational -guai'd sta- j tidns, Camps Lewis and Murray,' Washington. Army : a : 'u t'h.o'ri ties! checkecl : - up -"and found - only ' 13" cases of illness, all slight, among 13,000 eniisiecl men. FAREWELL ' ''•'•' ' ' ':• ' • TO MOSCOW Some interes ting man c u v e r s among jeftwing- groups in America are expected, for the near future. One importarit-if-true : yarn ; has t that the Communist Party, 'u. 3. .A..^will shortly -have , a ,grand conclave at which cbnriectipns" with the; Third. Internationale will be •j severed. ';.- the: 6nd-pr6ducfc. vbeing a ,100 per cent American party not subject to orders froni Moscow: Selective Service (Editor's Note: Below is published a list: of registrants as they are sent questionnaires by Mississippi county's three draft; boards. Earlier groups havd al- reaciy been publishe'd in their order number and others" will follow.) : : • • • Board A 217, George Langford Connell; 218, James Edward Kennedy; 219, Alton Ray Thorn; 220, Lin ton M Maxwell; 221, Herman Simms n; 222, John Stanley Wilson; 223, Alva William Jones; 224, .Lloyd Benjamin Sbnger; 225, Joe Edward Williams n; 226, U D. Jamas' 1 Norman; ,382, . Walter Henley Bisfioff; 383, .Ciarerice "Sichard .Rose; 3'&; Orviil Golston Vaughn; i 385, George Atkins n; 386, Willie f. Williams n; 387, Freeman Clarence' Pate. '• " , • . , :-,• ; .-• 388, Eddie Lee Taylor h; 389, Albert Allen McCollum; 390, Buster Colman n; 391, Waiter Viel n; 392", Edward Michael Wiecher"; '393, George Washington Bradford; .355, James-.William' Porter; 395, Rdose- velt Fowler h; 396, Cuff. Corbitt n; 397. John Burdies Williams hi 393, Chalmiis Wash Cayson; 399, Charles Oscar Ray Jr.; 400, Loice Douglas BlaylpcR: Supposed advantages: local par-1 ^ m ^ n; 2D26 ' V P~ Jamcs " n -line people wouldn't have!to cle- £'V s ? e 5??, R- Blodgcr : n; 228, ty-Iine people wouldn't have to de fend .every twist and turn-.of Stalin's foreign policy . . . and maybe party members would not come under so much suspicion of -being agents of a foreign; government, if that's the plan, it must be reported has al- DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE COM1W TO WITH CREWS AWAV WITH , AN 1 TH BOMBERS DCN NT AMW V/ITH WHV IMVEWtlONS HAVE TO ALWAVS HAVE SOMETHIN' ID OO WITH VVTTH MEW—I ITHIMKTH'LAST ON EARLTH ABSOU3TEUV AWAV wrrn WHATS LEFT-I-UH-- ^flmtiw/ti gUMl'MATOR OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople f./ j,' — i * *• • cCATTIAWUwa vini'v "^X ,/ , "7" T"^ ^ w ^/ >nciNv^, [v\RS, ^OOPLB AMB^ ,^1^ ^o WiS^ T x m ^ D NOUR ^ L ^ E i2^^%*l^^lSSS^^ M AMOR. "TOMANS UP HIS ' ^ E ALSO WASHED j to be very skeptical. More absorbing to New Dealers is a rumored boil-over among the Socialists, where there is considerable discontent with Norman Thomas' isolationism and his refusal to sec much good in the works.of P. D. R. Possible- is a realignment which -would-" find Socialists plunking for nicl to Britain- and occupying a position -some-, what to the left of the New Deal -• but still rather friendly'to it. . ELECTORAL COLLEGE j REFORM REVIVAL? ..,'. Watch for revival in the new Gpr.gress, perhaps even in the late days of .this one, of 'the Norris> Lga Amendment. Submitted first in 1934, this proposal would abolish the electoral college, and current talk about the way in which a 4,- COb.OOC-vote national majority was fpagntfied into a landslide through tile-tens' of ths electoral co'legc has reyivefl .interest in the reform. ,-Tl-je Korris-Lca plan would re- ta'in .the electoral vote, though abolishing the "stooge" electors. Each.'state would have as many electoral votes as it has senators > and representatives, as at present. Easkin Gilddn , n. 229, Osie Kenneth Yowcll; 230, Ben Franklin Payne ri; 231, Sam Willis Sikcs; 232, Grady Wylie Bt- hs; 233, Burel Minnieficld n; 234, Theodore Herman Nunley- 235, Johnnie Thomas Jacobes; 236, Martin Vanburen Brown n; ' 237^ Dallas Lee Owens; 238, Willie James Hamilton n; 239, Charlie Arnold Clayton; 240. Walter Scott Jones n. Board B 301. Ornie Cleggett n; 302. Edward Frank Robinson; 303, Arthur Elvin Taylor; 304, Osbon Ellis Elrod; 305, Frank Beard, n; 307. Eugene Steves Mills; 308. Ollas Bradley Brickey; 309, Woodie Floyd Cotton; 3l(f, .B'ritty .Bee McGuirt; 311. Robert Austin Minyard- 312 Hershei Charley Wilmoth; aid' James Edward Griffin, .314, William Glenn Fowler; 315, Ralph Vcrnon Hargrove; 316,' Clarence Albert Jones; 317, George Lee Rcwe; 318, David Wimbush n; 319. Georgq;Gibson n; 320, HolCon Marion Garner; 321", Otto Kcrnion Thomason; . 322,: James Lyman Morrison; 323, W. K. Chitdress; 324. - Gentle Willis n; 325, Abner IsbelL , , Board C 351. Willie Fields n; 352, Harold Wright Porter; 353, George Wesley Malikic n; 354. Jack Fontaine OUs; 355, Leamon White n; -356, Toy A. Morgan; 357, Alpnzo Anderson n; 358, Henry Vernon n;. 359, Glen ton | Wagner n; 360, William Franklin ! Oyster Harvest Oysters are harvested to a td- tal of 16.300,000 bushels annually in the United states.- They"• supply 95.600.0CO .pounds of food, valued at $£700,000. SAVE 41:-GAL *' «•»—Tink" car fe ^a? car. (Tetrmethyl QM) JOYNER OIL CO. C. & Highway 61, DANCE EVERY SAT. N»r T HT BLUE ROOM HOTEL NOBLE BONNIE-BUTTER STEAK SANDWICHES SERVED cvnu i^^riwo^ukcvLives, as ai preaeuii. TTnguti i But} instead of all of.each state's'! Giliespie; 361, .Jasper Clifton electors going to the candidate Croff; 362. William Hanley Graves; haVinST the Stat^> moinm'ttr AT nhl- ^RR3. Charlpv Wnllovi/4 Coffin HARRISON'S AUTO PART<: & GARAGE SERVICE SfATIdN General Repairing, Welding Red T»ik Gin Wert Optometrist M HE MAKES 'EM Over JM bMo* 1 Star* Phone 540 having the. state majority £T plurality, they would be proportioned to the popular vote. * Thus, if a slate has 10 electors, a'nd one:'candidate got 6000 votes, the other 4000, the states electoral votes would go six for one 'and fbiir for the. other candidate. It would, be almost impossible to obtain and-electoral majority without also getting a popular majority^ .' • V .~T—-^ —• • wevus n;. a/B, joe Williams n; 379, '-Iceland^ has neither prisons nor J.Alfred Curtis Dearing n; 380, Edpoiicemen: — . wafd AfldrW JYisb'ee; 3817 Joe 3663, Charley Holland Saffell. 364. Dick Ttee; 365, Lee Harwillc Stallings; 366, Sol Beech' n; 367, Tommie McMath n; 368, Guy Rubenstein; 3S9, F. W. White n; 370, William Seaborn Wastinger) 371, Murphy Bambo; 372, Prank .'B. Portner; 373, Henry Wehunt; 374, Harold Leo Artii; 375, Wesley. Wilson '11. \ • , • "•:.';. 376, Geovge Jordan n; 377, Jopie Nevils n; 378, Joe Williams n; 379, Corn Dog America'* Newest Sandwich TRY ONE TODAY Die Hickory Inn Aero* From High School — PRESCRimON Prescription Fowler Drug Co, 141 <*?;

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