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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. JL W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor F. NORRIS, Advertising Manner Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis.' * Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class 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 week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 Per year, 11.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail in postal zones two tc six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. allace In Thunder-Land The interests of the "United States and of all the Americas are best served by steady, orderly, forward progress in Mexico. The designation of Vice President- elect Henry Wallace to attend the in".- auguration ceremonies at Mexico City Dec. 1 as a special envoy, reads most clearly against that "background. The Mexican election of last July Was no election at all if judged by the highest democratic ideals. This politically- turbulent land, over whose head thun- .' der the periodic drumrolls of revolutions and rumors of revolutions, has ;not yet developed its educational and political systems to the point where the best practices of democracy can •.•• really function freely. The presiclen- tia! campaign was free, but when the election came, traditions, procedures, and practice were all such that "no election" would.have been the only just verdict. Florid claims of Juan Audrcu Almazan that he received 90 per cent of the votes cannot be proved. Neither can the claims of President-elect Avila Camacho that he had a huge majority. There it stands. In any case it is not up to the United States to judge which candidate was elected. In their own way, and without any widespread violence, the Mexicans appear to have settled on Avila Cama-: cho as their next president. Short ol: a civil war supported from outside Mexico's borders, there can be no other VTesiilt on Dec. ;1. : ''''.;,!.-.. '• -*.';• - That being the case,'• the "United States does well to accord full honors r to the incoming Avila Camacho administration, and- it could send no more sympathetic envoy than Wallace. He has deeply studied the trade relationships between the Americas, especially as related to farm production, and he has put an exclamation point behind that interest by learning Spanish during the past year or so. The custom of sending special envoys as a.courtesy at inaugurations is general in South America—Mexico only recently sent a large delegation to Cuba for the inauguration of President Batista. It is an appreciated expression of good-will. This formal recognition of the Avila Camacho regime in Mexico almost assures that there will be no violent opposition to its inauguration. The United States, has no wish to dictate to Mexico or any country as to who shall lead it. But Mexico having made its decision in its own way, the United Mates has a natural wish to develop the closest cordial relations with the new administration of a country whose future both geography and fate have closely intertwined with its own. '...'.-. Pufcttc*ttoc in thfe column of editorial* from other acwtptpen do« at* necessarily mean endorsement but to «n acknowledgment of in- terat !• fth* wbjecti dUcuued. More Taxes and Still More Taxes President Roosevelt appears to be making ready to do one of the things which Wendell Willkie - Pledged himself to do if lie were elected. He has summoned to the White House four tax leaders in Congress for what, it is said, will be the first of a series of conferences 'on tax revision Presumably out of it will come a general overhauling of Federal taxation as required by the national defense .program. It is impractical if not impossible to place the defense program on a pay-as-you-go basis The very levying of taxes heavy enough to pay the full costs of rearmament and military development could very well be self-defeating. Taxation then might become such u burden that it would hinder rather than help the building up of our defenses. But there is little or no danger that we will err in that^lirection. Certainly we -arc nowhere near that point now. The taxes we are now paying toward the defense program—the temporary five-year 10 per cent "supertax" and the excess profits tax levied during the present session- arc mere drops in the bucket to what we should pay and will pay -before we have achieved the rearmament which conditions in the world require. As a matter of fact, the excess profits tax is really not a revenue-raising measure. It is essentially a punitive tax, intended by Congress to hold down profits in the production of defense materials -and equipment. If defense manufacture profits rise beyond a fair percentage, the Federal tax collector steps in and takes the excess. It is. in short, an anti-profiteering tax in the production of defense articles and supplies. We need and will have to have not merely punitive taxes, but money-raising taxes, big money-raising taxes. Undoubtedly we will now 'broaden the base of the income tax. Many informed students of taxation have felt it a mistake all along that the income tax base was not broader— that it did not begin to apply on lower incomes. English brackets have long included persons whose income would have been exempted had they been Americans. We need also to put an end to tax exemption for governmental securities. Under the long- established but .obviously misguided policy, income from Federal bonds and notes cannot be taxed by the states and income' from stale municipal and other local -government bonds .and securities cannot be taxed by the Federal' Government. This means a great area of tax-exempt income. as many a person of wealth has invested heavily in government securities with the cieli- nitc intention of achieving relative tax immunity. This unsocial practice has been so common that the Wall Street Journal has referred to investment in these "tax exempts" as providing "a cyclone cellar for the rich mnn." The base must be broadened and the tax immunity loopholes closed, and for the same essential reason. This is no picnic that the American people are embarked on. It is serious business- as serious as business can be. Persons of high estate and low must be made fully aware of it The one sure way to make them all aware is to require them to reach down into their pockets and pay their share of the cost. They win care more about it, they will be more interested m the wisdom and efficiency with which the defense program is carried out, if they arc p-iy- mg for defense until the paying really hurt*. Taxes arc going up and so is the national debt. We may not like it. but that is not (he issue. The Post-Dispatch believes, however that ^ great mass of citizens will pay ungrudgingly their fair share toward the preservation of lib- freedom in this dictator-darkened "St. Louis Post-Dispatch. " erty and In many re.spccU the corporal of ciun-es the leadership qimmics of |ho —- rday.-Licut, Gen. Hugh A Drum. of HAT MUST BE AWFUL . SMELLY OPPOSITION VOUVE GCT VVHEN YOU CAM MAKE A TOUCHDOWN WITH A CAN J \ ON YOUR. J^ OH, MO—THEIR. TACKLER is UBUL. TO HAVE A TRUCK RIM AROUND HIS NECK-- MO, WE'RE 'BOUT EVEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS GLANCES lit: _SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1940 • SERIAL STORY DUDE COLLEGE tified the five to Kilns happened al any other kind of a contosl you'd slormmij to the boxoiliec mid demand a vain checkr SCHOOL NEWS HIGH SCHOOL NEWS Have Program At Stadium An American Day program with j SC nled Marcus Evrard as principal speaker was given Wednesday Morning, in the high school stadium. The band under Charles G. Morehead performed for the crowd oi ibout 1200 .students from senior ugh, junior high. Central, Lange, and Sudbury schools. The high school glee clubs, under he direction of Miss Nannie Clark Smith, sang "God of Our Fathers". The Sudbury and Langc .tonette chorus of Miss Medrith Hancock, played "America." In his address. Mrs. Evrard pointed out that Americans are the most privileged people in thc world, and added that (here were too few real Americans, even though there was in abundance of material vhich to create them. about the game which they had not understood before. * * a Garden Club Hits Program Presentation of a potted plant to each teacher in high school was the highlight of a program pre- mng, den club. The theme. "Flowers," was used throughout the entire- program in the talks, music and stage decora- tins. Artificial grass, flowers and a white picket fence gave the realistic appearance of a summer «*ar- clen. - ° with Miss Mary Emma Hood and WH- iam Bcswick assisted by directing :he program. * » « Ionic Rooms Have Varied Programs "Manners" was thc theme of thc Jrogram of Mrs. L. E. Old and Charles Morehead's homeroom pro- ram presented at assembly period. Tuesday. George Workman discuss-" <\ "Introductions". Further plans for donating a nanksgivinp basket were discuss- o by the freshmen of Miss Jimmie D. Brock's room during homeroom eriod. Jn a quiz program presented by he sophomore students in Miss Elizabeth McHcnry's room, the oys* team led by Donald Hickman vas victorious over the girls' team cd by Marjoric'Stevens. Thc theme of a round table discussion in Miss Eflic 'Lcc Terrell's room was "Better Study Habits". Thc sophomore students in William Beswick's room discussed plans for presenting a musical program at their next meeting. A round table di.scus.sion on manners and the general rules of etiquette u-jis held in Miss Cecil Cas- -sidy's room Tuesday morning, jack Chamblin. program chairman. 3ed thc discussion. j A Who's Who Contest was held ,in Miss Margaret Law's room T.ues- Mcmbcrs of Stanfill Cutchcns room who play football led a round (able discussion of the rules, plays and scoring of football. In this way . many students learned new tilings drcW Books." were made by Max- Preceding the presentation of the flowers, a program of brief talks smd music was presented. George W. Patterson, in his message on "God's Gardens", described the various gardens in the Bible. After a piano selection. -My Wild Insh Rose", by Miss Nannie Clark Smith, a talk, "The Use of Gardens", was given by Marjoric Perry Mrs. R. F. Kirahner advised the sLdents as to how they could obtain more from their individual gardens in her talk on "Garden of the Home." f A solo. "Only a Rose", by Betty Jean Hill, and the playing of the record. "The Waltz of the Flowers" comprised the rest of the program'. * * * Show 'Educational 1-11 ins "Henry W. Longfellow" was the title of the film shown to the Am- merican literature classes of Miss Luna B. WiJhclm and Miss Margaret Laws. "Conservation of Natural Resources" was the title of U\e film shown to the social problems and commercial geography classes of Miss Rosa M. Hardy and the civics classes of Miss Eflic Lee Tcrrel and Mitchell Best. ••;• * * Classes Serve Banquet A bankuet for the superintendents and principals of Mississippi County was given in the Home Economics Cottage. Thursday, at 6:30 o'clock. The planning; the buying, the cooking, and the serving of the meal wan left to the second year economic students. A Thanksgiving theme was used and favors were turkeys made from gum drops. ANDRE MAKES PLANS CHAPTER V "^HE-E-EUWl" Andre Girardeau breatlied that, then turned slowly down the arched corridor leading from the Pueblo U. administration building to the Jibray. He went only a few feet before he halted, though; he lelt that, for personal as well as professional reasons, he simply must have another and better look at the Mexican girl. The bespectacled man her left, helping her to walkTwith her right arm she handled her crutch clumsily. Andre decided her act was none too convincing. But he also decided that any sort of act important; what really impressed him was the appearance of this girl. "M-M-M-m-m-m!» Andre gave murmured tribute again, already sensing the pleasure when he should meet this girl. He saw her perfection of teeth, lips almost too carmine. He noted the >vay her hair clung to her head in ringlets, swept low and backward. He saw, too, that her initial touch of haughtiness had faded when the bespectacled mail Cc was a one came JUNIOR mcai NEWS to escort her from her car; patently, then, this lady responded to masculine attention. Without being seen at least more than casually, he slipped on down the archways and. out of her sight. * #' * - • IF walke d along the s h aded avenue toward his hotel. An irrigation canal there made a rippling rivulet, beautiful in reflecting the trees as well as giving them life. At a lovely rustic bridge he paused a moment to study his image in the quieter pool. He smiled at himself; he, Andre Girardeau, should be able to enjoy this assignment, with a _ beautiful senonta and with Ronica Bailey both as protagonists in his little drama. He wasn't bad look ing; not at all. He adjusted his tie, whistled little softly, meditatively, an( walked on. He reasoned next tha he would have to set himself up ir some dude ranch nearby to giv outward excuse for his presence in and around Pueblo. The idea wa distasteful, but he supposed h would have to ride a horse som in the western way, and no doub listen to tall tales of Indian massa cres and such. However, when he should form his contact with th Mexican girl boredom ought sure ly to vanish. "If this goes smoothly I can ne a quarter million or better and then skip out," he reminded himself. "With that much I can probably take my choice—ha! Maybe —maybe Mexico City itself wouldn't be so bad. As safe as anywhere." He knew no particular fear. A conceited, man seldom does, because conceit is but exaggerated confidence. Anyway, it was more pleasant to meditate on which of two lovely girls he should choose for permanent companionship. It simply did not occur to him that the Mexican senorita might not care for him. He purchased, a sporty new car during the next hour, and with proper directions drove out a few miles to the expensive Rancho del Sol. There, as a business man from. New York, he could be a typical dude guest, loafing the autumn weeks away. It would give him adequate front. He tried to telephone Ronica and- learned that she was not on her father's ranch. He tried the allege, with no better results. It ocurred to him. then that she vould be somewhere on the campus and so he drove back there. * * * fJEARTY young collegians seemed to be everywhere but ie recognized none of them. Some f the co-eds were definitely in- eresting. He" asked a few if they knew vhere to find Ronica Bailey. They cnew about her, but not where he was. ' ' - •., He kept looking for another hmpse of the Mexican girl, and while he did see several others of obvious Latin heritage, he did not see that particular one He wished he had heard her name distinctly, somehow, soon, it would be his move to approach her and make himself acquainted, but that would have to be handled with infinite tact, at least so far as public eyes were concerned. It must appear entirely natural 'normal. ; He did see the bespectacled young professor once, striding across the main campus court with four books on. his arm, but was not interested in that gentleman. When he was back in his car, Andre drove in a filling station to be sure of his fuel supply, and there encountered a youth as talkative as his kind is likely to be especially out west, ' "You hear the news?" the youtlr asked, between, windshield swipes. "About the Pueblo girl?" "I beg pardon?" Andre was democratic only by effort. "Yep. College girl from right here at old Pueblo, by George! Plenty of the old nerve, mister let me tell you! They say she didn't even take a guri out there, but when the right minute come she- Why how-de-do, Miss Montoyal" A second car had driven up to the pump and Andre found himself instantly deserted. He had paid his bill anyway, and his windshield hadn't really needed cleaning. "He glanced out. Something about that name Montoya had caught his interest and— there she was again. 1 The same girl. First time he had seen her a bespectacled professor had jumped to help her. Now obviously, she had a filling station lad enslaved. "Iss so sweet of you. Jimmee," she was saying, musically, "you come so queek to help me." "Aw, I'm supposed to, ma'am Anyway, I— well, gee! Say, have you heard the news, Miss Montoya?" Jimmee?" "Sure! One of your own Pueb- o girls. Gosh, maybe you know her! Her old man's the big airplane builder.. Name of Bailey ma'am." • ' "I have only coom. here wan veek myself, you know, Jimmee. But what is it that—?" "Aw, sure, that's right. Well his Miss Bailey, she was—" Andre, straining to hear, caught no more of it. A roadster piled ugh with collegians rolled up lonking behind him and through heir hilarity someone broke into a. college song. All he. ; could do vas drive- out of their way. (To Be Continued) play ' jave the name of a book they have read recently The home room has organized a Dramatics club. Last Tuesday they were In charge of the genera! assembly program which was as follows- A "Financing the Government; rt talk, -Takes and You." Shirley Barham; and a talk. "What the Government Does for You." Dorothy Crawford. The eighth grade home making class is making; blankets - which will be presented thc Red Cross In mathematics class the room has begun a savings account Shir- Icy Barham was elected secretary and Imogenc Callis, treasurer. * * ' » . 7B1 News serve for six weeks. fourth Grade Students of the Central fourth grade who so far have a perfect attendance record are: Franklin Hunt, 'Jimmy Lowe. Richard Lum Sam Millican. Frank Russell, Jimmy Williams, Patsy Hearn, Max- mc Hill. Lillian Jones, Billie Marie Miller. Wanda Lee Price. Out of a total of 96 words given by Miss Medrith Hancock the past four weeks, these pupils have made perfect scores: Russell Phillips Frank Russell, Margaret Helen Hodge. Wanda Lee Price, June Stircs, Martha Taylor and Betty Joyce Reid. Fifth Grade. The fifth grade had* a Book week program for . assembly. These The business meeting was conducted by the president Jeff Uodson. 7B2 Tuesday morning the 7B2 and the 9tl News <BB3 rooms had a spelling match Home room 8B1 presented a pro- when thc bell rang the score was gram in charge of Sophia Harshaw and "Country of Books." Charles Crigger. as master of ceremonies, introduced Jack Horner who impersonated Dr. I. Q. and asked questions concerning- books, poems, and authors. The questions ranged from Mother Goose rhymes to books on sixth grade level so that the which was based on juvenile liter- Mary Ella Garrett and Maxine, chi drcn ^7^^ "" ^ aturc. Talks on "The Joy of Hav- Jones of the 7B2 room drew the C G pZ, o ! t!-V, P ?r « , •me Books." and -Illustrating Chil- best picture, of the week R A Frfond r Billy McFarlarid, i . •*-.__!_ ., , " __ " **• J'lLIlU. Jimmv HPiiW "R/vrrx: By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoopk PULL STEAK\ > SAILOR tf SPOTT-TT/? — AAV WORD MNO DROPPING, ANGKOR \\TH\S JEST OF YOURS HAS IN THt MIDDLE OF THE RUG/ .//FAR ENOUGH/ EGAD IP I AM -i YOU'RE THROUGH ||sl fe.( HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THB VOL) CAM TIE IMTO THE I/OF A DEFAULTING 6OAROER LET ,v WORK \TOOTJ\T TASKS REQUIRES " " " " DRUDGERY MAKES MOCKERY OF] MOOPLE: DIGNITY/ Miss Lola Nason's 'English claw which has- recently been spccializ- wp m clincrcnl. i.ypc.s of hobbies presented a hobby .show Wedncs- cay afternoon for the mothers and lathers of th r students. After locking at . lhc different things which the children had made, a shadow- box show wns given and jun a Anne Woodson spoke upon the characters. Re- ircshmenis of punch and cookies were .served nnd after the program the mothers and fathers went to p. T. A. meeting. Third Grudr Last week i :c jj, g American' Edu- cat.on week. m c third grade students si.uaiccl .schools. Each child was asked to have his parents tell him somcthin- about school and these experiences were told and compared with the schools of to- . Jimmy Henry. Berry A Urn. Billy Sam Berryman. Jim MUhcan. Gordon Halscll. and Caldwell's group gave the program. Refreshments were served by Marcelyn Tounzen's group. In a recent campaign for perfect scores in arithmetic the following pupils kept the 100 percent : record; Mary Ann Parks, Margaret \ Roush. Peggy Bratcher, ' Earlenc Bi'own. Marcelyn Tounzen, Ruth Waldrup, Leonard Mullins. Kenneth Pruitt. Nema Burks, Marilyn Deen, and Frances Marsh. . The final, "dodge ball" game for the week was very close. Marcelyn Tounzen's team won a close score over Nancy Partlow's. Marcelyn's team held the field 21 minutes to Nancy's 20-minute record. Chiaroscuro is the name given to the arrangement of light and shade in paintings. Charie.s- Henderson \vcrc audioncc assistants. Dr. I. . This class has completed a rc- - day. Three of section of history studied din-ins the first two months. There 'were a possible 31 poinUs to be made. Dick Williams ranked first with an average cf 20 points. C. G. Redman, Charles Criggcr. and W.ilagenc Daws tied for second place with nn average of 28 points each while Martha Hale Williams was third with 27 points. The boys in the room ranked abovn the girls. They had a class avenge of 20 points while the girls' class average was 18 points. SUDBURY NEWS Assembly "A Growth" ' was the theme of the Rev. James A." Overholscr's speech when he addressed the student body i n assembly Wednesday, during the week Rev. M r . Overholser stressed the KOIT smi home to par-j fact ihai every child must develop icums thrm what, thc schools r the four pha.scs of his life: namely, they physical, mental, social, and spiritual, in order to 'become a well NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE Notice is hereby given that the ?j undersigned, as commissioner for the Chancery Court for" the Chickasawba District ' of Mississippi ., County. Arkansas, acting under 5| thc authority of a decree rendered a in said court on September not 1940. in a cause wherein Ivy V/. | Crawford, guardian, ct. al.' were ^ plaintiffs and Carey Woodburn Phecncy was defendant, will at thc front door of the courthouse in BlytlicvilJe. within legal hour.-, on the 2nd day of December 1940. offer for sale to the highest, and bidder upon a credit of tlirre months and in accordance uilh said decree the following . described property in Mississippi County, Arkansas: Lot Two (2), in Block Five '5) of the Highland Place Addition to the City of Blytheville, Arkansas. • The purchaser will ' be required i • to execute bond with a proved sc- M curity and a* lien will'be- retained upon the property.. until thc purchase price is paid. Witness my hand as such .commissioner this the-8th day of November. 1940. HARVEY MORRIS Commissioner ih Chancery. . . 11-9-16 trained, well rounded individual. Following this speech, group singing was conducted by Graham Wright. arc trying !o do for jirls today. Dunne the Week 13 letters wcrr '.vritten by pupils to citizens of our fown telling them how student* u ve in the schoolroom each day and inviting them to visit the class. During the week 19 people visited this room. ,, lt . lcrs »w 'orK* h 10C !- Pd - UlC foII °* M ! 1S i, ™c Studcm, improvement Club - club FMrt l " eir G °° d Clt H had lte «8»lar meeting and pro- CIUD Fnrjay aficrnoon: pres»- gram on Friday, tfov 15 As a part r«i^' e i?," Jlor . : Vice President | of the Education week observance rri r; : ' cnich: secretary-. | a patriotic theme was used. Ira »»s, tieasurei'-Alan- Ber- CaldweHs group gave the program -J Grade Peter? new COAL High Grade—Low Price Farmer's Gin & Exchange Co. Phone 325

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