The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 27, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 27, 1940
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVltLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY,, NOVEMBER 27, 1940 THE J3LYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher J. GRAHAM 6UDBURY, Editor 'SAMUEL P. NORBIS, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.j New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. . _ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. 1 < Entered as second class t matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1817. ' • ^_____ Served by the United Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per week, or 65c per month. 1 By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 P«r year $150 for six months, 75c for three months; by mall in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in adrmnce. •• We Are Lucky-.Let's Be Thankful Americans are he luckiest people in the world. * If they were anything but devoutly ' and humbly thankful on Thanksgiving Day, they would be the most ungrate: ful people in the world. . We are at peace—and thus we have "- been granted the most precious boon '- granted to any people in these days, ~ We live in a plenteous continent ~ stuffed with all the good things of "ma- 1 terial life. 7 We have freedom; we have hope.* * Of all people in the world who should ~ give humble thanks for their blessings, ^ we.should be foremost. * We are at peace—but this is no great ^ credit to our superior policies or even * our superior good-will; Other countries " have as Earnestly sought and worked * for peace, have had as great goodwill, but peace was snatched from them. We live amid plenty. That this plen- l ty is not available to all is a matter for I our shame. But the opportunity has ~ been given us.. Plenty is ours. That we have not 'had the wit or the will so •; to distribute it that all-might share -' is certainly no fault but our own. We have freedom. Our forefathers wqji it for us with blood and tears. It ; comes to us today through no special / merit of n"f own. Whether'-we shall I keep it &nu.,extend, it—that will-be; :tbe ~ test of our'merit. But it is given us " today without'regard to our effort or ~ merit. , Surely, a people .so blessed can do no • less than to take a day of solemn thought to consider how it may become more nearly worthy of this bounty. More than 300 years ago a tiny band of Pilgrims on .the Rocky New England coast saw their straggling crop _1 wither in drought. They visioned another "starving time" such as they had looked upon before, when loved ones weakened and died before their eyes for lack, of a little corn. Then came . rain. The crop was saved. And for this " simple bounty -they declared a day of Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is the day which we. who have been a thousand times more favored, are to observe once again. May we render these thanks with something of the humility and devotion that moved the Pilgrims, kneeling amid their ragged cornstalks at Plymouth. The Loui Brandeis Way Recently Louis D. Brandeis, who retired from the United' States Supreme Court in 1939 after 16 years of great service, celebrated his 84th birthday. He could Jook back upon many years of success in the practice of his profession, of fighting for great liberal causes, of crusading for the under dog and of topping off his career with a place on the bench of his country's greatest tribunal. One of the Americans Brandeis has always admired is Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson in his time was member of the Continental Congress, governor, of Virginia, negotiator abroad of important treaties, secretary of state under Washington, vice president under Adams and President himself Tor two terms. Yet when he came to write his own simple epitaph, he omitted mention, of all his high offices. He preferred this: "Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of.' Independence, of the Statute of 'Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of ' Virginia." Mrs. Brandeis, asked what her distinguished husband had been doing since his retirement from the bench, spoke simple words which might well be his epitaph some day: "He saw people and helped wherever he could." Lewis, remains silent behind —Rev. L. M. Birkhead. his eyebrows. OUT OUR WAY of OtfteM Publication In this column of editorials from other newspapers does aot necessarily mean endorsement but U an acknowledgment ol interest fan the subjects discussed. In Praise of the Attic Most New York 'children today could not comprehend the meaning to English youngsters of n recent order that all attics must be emptied, to reduce the fire hazard. Many thousands of New Yorkers, juvenile and adult, never saw an attic. They might .appeal to the dictionary, but a book which defines./'mother' 1 as "female parent" is obviously incapable of • rendering tn> rich connotations of '"attic." An attic is a won^ derlanci that cannot ba described: it' must be] experienced. ' - •- •' "Emptying" an attic is something like empty-' ing a,watch or emptying a pet rabbit; nothing-' significant is left. The children of England with . their empty attics will now be no better off than those children of Manhattan who .never had any attics at all. The joy of searching i'or treasure in' the old hair-covered trunks, or rummaging through the discarded furniture that is still too good to be junk but not quite old enough to be "antiques," is no more. Nothing is let'i but a big:, bare, raftered room, depressingly clean and useful for little but drying clothes on a rainy wash day. When those English children who have lost their English attics come over here as evacuees, let them by all means be placsd In homes that still have, attics. And let it be hoped that our American attics will never have to be emptied. —New York Sun. Accustom yourself to walk rapidly, even if you are going nowhere and have nothing to do.— Roberto Unanue, visiting Argentine newspaperman, setting up rules for visiting fellow-Argentines. SIDE GLANCES by toftrri* CJOHtTlHO'iY NEASEKVICC. INC. T7n.«G. U. S. PAT. Oft. 11-17 SERIAL STORY BY OREN ARNOLD DUDE COLLEGE 1*40. SERVICE. INC. YESTERDAY* Ro.»ie ««<er- mJ»e* to Jar l>r. York o»t of fcU •hell. §ke takes him *flmg t or- 4er* him «• leave •• hU *lm»»e*, 4ecl««* to call him *We»»» an* ellmaxea all fcjr asklay him to take her to (he «»•««, gatnrday •Igrht. The irofeaior readily "I cloh'l mind the cost tif a new outfit, clear—it's the thought of having to take you nround to all the expensive spots in town io show iL" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson AULE, IT WOULD COST TO TRAVEL. TO THE- COPS. 19*0 8V KL*. SERVICE. INC. T. H. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. ONJ-TRE BEAK OR ENIABL-E IT TO ITS ,AAE,AT IMSTEAD OF VOU MAME HOUR. KINDS hat, plug horse, fire plug. light plug.' tobacco Iio\v n't a n v people Iiiive lived on rr.rui? '" * * ' * WES MEETS A RIVAL CHAPTER VIII itT'Lii aing a song-g-g-g-g— " Dr. Woodrow Wesley York, Ph.D., stopped short. He caught a glimpse of himself in his long bathroom mirror. His muscular body was pink from bathing, but his face was pink from embarrassment Astonishingly, he had actually been singing a snatch of a current campus song! It was something he hadn't done in— well, ever in his memory. Back in his own college days he had been extremely busy working to pay expenses, studying to make his grades, and practicing to make the varsity swimming team. He had been deeply interested in his' chosen science, of archaeology—the mysteries of people who lived centuries ago, long forgotten races and clans. He had loved even then to explore their ancient cliff ruins and pueblos in the Southwest. Never had he found' time to do any social frittering. Certainly he had rarely been one to sing a love song, notwithstanding his undisputed ability in the church choir. a . . Stm, why not? He snapped his jaw tight. He lad, this day, gone airplane riding for the very first time. He had gone with America's best-known irl, Ronica Bailey, wealthy sociai- te renowned coast to coast. Moreover—and this thought really appalled him — he actually had a date with Ronica Bailey to take her to a dance. The first date with' a girl in more than five years. Dr. York resumed . - r punishin v hurts elf with his rough towel. He rubbed exceedingly hard and — resumed singing! Varsity Pharmacy and went at hce to the drugstore phone booth. The Rocking R ranch answered ut somebody with a Mexican dia- ect informed him that Miss Ronca was not at home. Andre couldn't understand well; omewhat out of patience he asked 'or anybody who spoke English. That brought Thomas U. Bailey himself to the telephone. Andre was, in truth, pleased to have this chance at speaking with Ronica's dad. "So good to talk with you again, Mr. Bailey," he spoke AJSDRE GIRARDEAU discovered, through the tactful help of his dude ranch hostess, that the big Pueblo -University dance on Saturday night was not exclusive ly for students but was-open to "the right people" of the littk community as well. TheVvillag was closely knit to" the university in' both business and social' life Mr..Glrardeau could feei'hirnsel quite welcome therb just by purchasing tickets in advance.: " He bought, two tickets in the Miss Montoya downtown. He telephoned the Rocking R ranch again Saturday afternoon, but neither Ronnie nor her father was in. He went, somewhat in boredom' to a theater, then after dinner in a cafe drove back to his own dude ranch to dress for the night's in heartily. auJ' "(ft! good "This is Andre Gfrar- Oh yes, Andre. Sure, how are you, son? Well, well, now you've followed her out herel How are you?" "Fine, Mr. Bailey. I hope you don't mind if I do drop in to see Ronica." "Oh no. Nope. Wouldn't do any iod.Jf I did. Ronnie sees anybody she wants to see. Saw a lot of you in New York, didn't we? Heh-heh!" Mr. Bailey felt like teasing a little. "When you coming out to the ranch?" "Well sir, I wanted to come Saturday—that's tomorrow. There's a dance tomorrow night. College dance. I hoped maybe Konica would—" "Sure, sure, Andre! Come on! Know Ronica'll be glad to see anybody from back home. She's not too much at home yet in this wild country, I imagine. She'll be tickled to go "to the dance with you, of course!" Andre was definitely pleased. He had wanted a date and he had wanted to resume what he hoped were cordial relations with Ronica's dad; all this had come to him at once. In fact, practically everything had come his way since he left the east. He felt very confident. All he had to do was move slowly, cautiously, build thoroughly and pretty soon his business as well as his personal plans would all materialize. * * * QN Saturday he was downtown again, hoping to see either Ronica or the Mexican girl named Montoya. He wanted somehow to arrange a logical meeting with the girl using the crutch. He had received instructions to contact this person at once,-and he had already been in. town almost a week. Still, he had been told to move with discretion, too. He knew it would never do to rush in carelessly. The \vtaole fate of a nation—if. one looked at it .that way—hung on his for h*erv under-cpver activity here; bii£ more important, his personal dance. As he dressed he whistled mounting anticipation. He would see Ronica again—even hold her in his arms and dance with her! Before his dressing mirror, Andre surveyed himself. He had a powerful frame. Weight right at 200 pounds. Good muscles—not to be scoffed at in his work—and a perfect polish in manner, too, he told himself. • * * TT was just after 9 p. m. when headlights of his sleek, almost silent, new coupe picked up a sign on, the highway. "Rocking R Ranch, Turn Here," it read. He made the turn and almost immediately had to slow down for an elderly and rather rattly sedan ahead of him. Impatiently, he touched his, horn. The car ahead couldn't pull out of the narrow trail, and apparently couldn't speed up. Andre's eight cylinders were wild chargers straining at their bits. He looked out in distaste. "tin can affair," he rriurmured. "Some stupid Mexican workman." They swerved into the big loop beside the ranch house porch. Andre saw that the house was a massive thing of rocks and logs. He was appraising it in the moonlight, hence not driving with much care, when the rattly sedan stopped beside the front step just ahead of him. Slap! Crash! Bumpers collided, rather hard. "What's the idea?" Andre growled, leaving his seat. "Isn't '| there a servants' entrance to this place? Now please get that thing away from the door before we come out." "Oh! Quite so! I—I beg your pardon! I shall gladly pay for any—" But Andre Girardeau was not listening. Already this ebullient 1 swain had stepped up onto' the porch and .was walking toward Ronica in the big lighted living room. Standing in the darkness beside his rattly second-hand sedan, Wesley York heard happy greet- pleasure and fortune was at stake, ing away.. ings and laughter within, and saw everywhere about this ranch the evidences of : wealth and aristocratic luring. *r A.;, vital something wiUihv'nim seemeayiow^to be sti< fled, its very life suddenly ebb- He didn't sec either Ronica or (To Be Continued) inet.) But— . . :. . ; .'.' Hurley was recently notified by the War Department that as a colonel in the U. S. army reserve he had been put on the eligible list for summons to active duty with .the rank, of brigadier-general of .infantiy. The. colonel is 57—a vigorous 57 to be sure., but it's •CATION'S WASHINGTON COLUMN Democracy works in America because you fought for It. In Europe it failed because most of the people there acquired it, not through their own efforts but through the Treaty ot Versailles.—Count Ferdinand Czernin. Austrian refugee author. fact that Col. Patrick J. Hurley is going to Mexico for the inauguration of President-elect Avila Ca macho. highly unusual for the department to hand out promotions to reserve officers of that age. ; ' Add. k to this the fact that Hurley has the confidence of the Mexican govefnment and a few. months. ago succeeded in working out a" settlement of the dispute between Mexico and the Sinclair "Oil Company. HURLEY MAY DO SFADEWORK Officially, Donald R. Richberg has been handling oil negotiations for the two major oil companies whose claims against Mexico arc still unsettled—Standard and Dutch pointed out to him that that would jeopardize American property holdings everywhere. In addition, ..continued non- settlement of the dispute har meant that a vast quantity of .oil which might be going- to the United States is, at least potenr tially, available for the Japanese. Selective Service •(Editor's Note: Below is. published a list of registrants d.s they are sent questionnaires by Mississippi county's three draft boards. Earlier groups have already been published in their order number and others will follow.) Richardson; 435, • Herman Arlo Johnson; 436, Alonza Baskin n; 437, Robert William Watkins; 438, Joe Bill Tucker. 439. -John. Edward Jackson; 440, James Vergil Rich; 441. Bill Littles; 442, Melvin Lacey Bollinger; 443, Andrew Bazzett Hicks; 444, Everett Elmer Jones; 445. Jesse Roscoe Coleman; 446, Clyde Wiley n; 447, George Edward Murry; 448, Delma Noel CHppard; 449. Earl Junior Bradford; 450, Winfred Lee Gray. The whole thing is very hush- Sh€lK Richben , has bcen a -White hush so far, but here's the situation: Not long ago the Mexican government sent a special invitation. ask- By BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Nov. 27.—Best hope for an early settlement'of the long-standing .scrap between American oil companies and the Mexican government may He in the simple House favorite ever since NRA days, and retains the confidence of this administration. It's highly unlikely that Huricy ing Col. and Mrs. Hurley to attend or anyone ' el j, c would' replace the inaugural ceremonies as guesrt I Rfchberg as front man in the ex- of the government. Col. Hurley, of ! course, ts a private citizen with ho government connections. (Also. he's a devout Republican and a former member of Hoover's cab- Board B 426. Cleadis Franklin Morrison; 427, Adam Vanhook n; 428. Oran Morris Tucker; 429, Rush Knox Austin; 430. Paul Sannel Crump; 431, Alton Ruffin h; 432. Henry Bill Harrison; 433. Augustus Garland Jackson: 434 r Thomas John ictures. Pupils Prefer Auiry To Hedy Lainarr Films SOUTH BEND. Wash. (UP)—As for Hedy Lainarr, the South Bend ^rade school can take her or leave her. Compared to Gene Autry. she is not in the running they indicated in answering a Parent-Teachers" association motion picture survey. Most of the youngsters liked cowboy pictures, and had less enthusiasm for crime pictures, musicals and mystery films. News reels held doubtful approval, as did war By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE irith Major Hoople AHEM/ A-HUM/ WHY MOTHERS GET GRAY Yft MM.' OUR RECORDS REVEAL TIW O\SAB!UTV l.NSURAMCE LAPSED IM Wlj MAJOR WOOPLEf IF VOL) DES\R& A MEVJ POLICY, VOU MUST UNDERGO A PHM5\CAt CHECKUP, BUT. I 6UG(bfcST 8EFORE OUR. DOCTOR CALLS VOO TO TAKE OFP ABOU1 OR 50 POUNDS/ j MR.SPEEL, EASILY W SHOT- HAD = BOER WAR COVETED PUSHiMG AWAV TFROM PUTHMG IN A Fl LTLJE'LL GET DOWM TO A A 60X CAR/ pected deal for a settlement. Nevertheless, when you add all the facts ' together you can see how something like this coul-J haooen: Suppose Hurley is called to active duty as a- brigadier general and in that capacity goes down to Mexico for the inaugural ceremonies along with Vice President- elect Henry A. Wallace and all the other dignitaries. As an intimate of many of the high Mexican officials, a veteran oil man and also a general officer in the United States army, it would be perfectly natural for him to discuss the oil question tn.s a military problem, perhaps) with ranking Mexican army officers. And if that should happen, it would hardly be: surprising to find that the ground-work for a complete settlement was laid—on •whiph Richberg and the civil officials of the two governments could then build an agreement. JAPANESK , ANGLE It certainly :s no secret that the Roosevelt administration lias long been anxious to gel the oil problem washed .up. it's no particular secret, either, that the oil companies hare- kept . in fairly close touch with the White House and the State Department concerning the negotiations. A couple of other points are o£ interest, in that connection. When the move for a settlement first began, a year or more ago. the President \\os inclined to feel that the whole dispute ouMit to be settled pretty much Mexico's way. with t h c American companies making most -of the concessions, was dissuaded when it was HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis COPt. IMO HY »<t* KKVICt IMC. T. M. IES. U. *. f*T, Pit. *Tm going lo have the case conlimiccl till ncxl week—I hear the judge is having his glasses repaired and he can't see well .without themi" : -

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