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PAGE r FOUE BLYTHEVTLLE'(ARK.) COURIER: NEWS .FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1940 j THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' * THE COURIER NEWS CO. / l% H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor '" SAMUEL F: NORRIS, Advertising Manager , sole National Advertising Represwitatives: Walikcc Wrtmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. '. . . . ; . -.." Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered vs second class matter at the post- offlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congre», October 9, 1917. • Served by ".the United Frew ^SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 15c per 'Committee to Co-ordinate Cultural and Commercial Relations with Latin America, this is it. Good will, a common front against "isms": and good business are involved. Thumbs Up of 50 miles. S3.00 per ' year $150 for six months, 75c for three months, g mall in postal zones two to^ix inclusw^ $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 ; per year, payable in advance. [/. S. Losing an Air Battle It'is all very well to talk about a good neighbor policy \yith Latin America and to found an Export-Import Bank whose function it will be to help trade relations with the countries to the south of the United States. But something is wrong when Germany and Italy are allowed to beat the U. S. in the'extremely important.battle of the air. Like it or not, radio has become an • immense factor in the field of diplomatic strategy and in the battle for business. There is danger that /the United States will make the same blunders in handling Latin America that Great Britain did in broadcasts to the Arabs. It came to British notice that the Italians -• were sending daily and nightly broadcasts to the Moslem world of the Near • " East from a powerful station at Bari. So the British jumped in to counter- broadcast. But their transmissions bored the Arabs. The programs were too British. The Italian ones were slickly Arabic. Just about the same thing apparently is happening in the battle in the air of Latin America. Many broadcasts from the United Slates mean exactly nothmg to Latin Americans.. They are in English, it appears also thai/ American broadcasters, even when using Spa ni sh, thick of Latin America as one community speaking one idiom. Excluding vast Brazil,; whose. T iaii- : " guage?is Portuguese? the Spanish spok- v en in various parts of' Latin America differs-widely, v Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile... and Bolivia speak one kind. Central American and Caribbean lands speak another. The former group happens to possess 65 per cent of the radios. ,0ixly about one-quarter of U. S. broadcasts are in Spanish. The Germans' and Italians keep up Spanish. pro• grams all day long. The Axis countries carefully watch their timing. Americans make the mistake often of sending .programs when people are in bed. The Axis broadcasters supply what they think'Latin America demands in programs- U. S. broadcasts are said often to neglect this. Favorites in Latin America are high class operatic music, concerts by international stars) the best Hollywood stuff and, above all, the news which, unlike that from Axis -_ countries, is free from bias. , If ever there was something to put • upon the plate of Nelson Rockefeller's Battered, . weary, but smiling, and safe in an Atlantic port after the heroic battle of their ship Jervis Bay with a powerful German sea raider, the surviving sailors gave the modern British signal—"thumbs up." It symbolizes the attitude of Great Britain in its light for life. The cities and towns of Britain may be largely shattered by German bombers. The merchant vessels of Britain may be damaged and even sunk by Gejrman submarines. The heads of Britons may be bloody, but they remain unbowed. The signal every day and ail day is still "thumbs up/< Which translated into ordinary English means they are willing to go on and on trying., It .is 1 -not only their thumbs that are up. It is their unconquerable bulld&g spirit. It is their determination not to give in—now or ever. COP*. 1MO IV NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. When History Stands Still Out in New Mexico many of the 4000 Navajo Indians recently , registered under the draft law. Quite a few of the red men did not fully ^realize the pacific intent of the draft. To them it was only the queer,- roundabout, palel'ace way of declaring war upon somebody. If so, these descendants of fighting ancestors were-ready to be in on it. Many of them bade fond, farewell to their families. They were ready to do or die. Reminds us of the yarn about some of the troops 'from French territories in Senegal during the last war. They had memories of experiences of ancestral kinsmen in the days when stave- hunting was rampant. As the troops, flying the French flag, moved up toward the German lines, they are reputed to have shouted: '.'Where are the accursed Arabs?" Dr. Gobbels, Take Notice Dr. Joseph G'oebbels, the propaganda gnome of the Nazi outfit, has spent much of his time recently telling the world of the tragic plight of the Br/it- ish people as he saw it in his dream- book. With lurid brus,h he painted a picture of a populace cowering with fright in air raid shelters and suffer 5 - ing not only from lack of sleep, but from the very, food necessities of life. German bombers were driving the hated Britons to cover, while German submarines were sinking British food ships. • . " Well, recently some Americans residing in London celebrated a holiday by "starving" on clam chowder, crab cocktail, roast turkey, sausages, baked ham, succotash, sweet potatoes, mince* and pumpkin pic. Be it added: Americans are not given special food privileges and must submit to the rationing .rules set down'by the Ministry of Food.. SERIAL STORY 'BYORENARhiOLD DUDE COLLEGE COPYRIGHT. IMP. SERVICE, IMC. TUSSTERDAYt Dr. Weiley York inket MI» ulBKiM*, *vhile Andre continue* hU »eurok for tke iftrl ivitk the crutch. Girurdeau make* nrntnffeJMcnl* with Houolc'm fit- ther to take her to the Saturday dmtee. Driving out to ike ranch, he nutitthfMi into the rear of York'* dtluulduted N eduu, Lurrieu 011 iu to greet Ronnie. "Say, Doc, if you're planning on trading Unit crate m on ."a newer model, I know someone's got a 1920 Model Ti" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson HAS AN AREA TO THE COMB I SJ ED AREAS O/-//O AND COPR. 194O BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REO. U. 5. PAT. OFF. WHICH OMH OF THE MINE A\AJOR RLAMBTS IS KNOWN TO BEAR- LIFE DR. YORK GOES TO A PARTY CHAPTER IX* J)R. WOODROW WESLEY YORK, of Pueblo University, had a perfectly genuine Ph. D. degree and a reasonably good salary for a junior faculty member. But no instructor is ever paid very much, and so the rattle-bang type sedan which Wesley owned was, in a measure, symbolic. It suggested thrift, but it also suggested need. Right now, beside Andre Girardeau's sleek, new coupe, in .front of the elaborate Rocking R Ranch home,-it looked like a fugitive from a junk yard. Moreover, Andre himself had personified haughty • aristocracy when he ordered Wesley oft. the premises and stepped into Ronica Bailey's home. Andre was meticulously dressed, Manhattan fashion. Wesley, on the-other hand, wore simply his best suit; the same one he wore on Sundays to church with his mother, and to classroom .when, his second best was'being cleaned. He even had on his heavy black-rimmed spectacles. Suddenly he remembered something, and took the glasses off. He didn't actually need them except for reading, but habit is strong. He stood there in the. darkness a moment, then moved hesitantly to the porch. .He heard .the obvious pleasure of Ronica in greeting Andre Girardeau and—in sudden panic—was about ..to flee, but a portly gentleman came out the door and saw him. "Hey there, how. do you do young man?" The portly one was cordial. "Come in, come right in fore Ronica saw: him, Wesley stopped. "N-No! "rtr. Bgiley, I—the fact is, I was just leaving, thanks just the same. I, uh, did come—but I must make another call immediately. Many thanks, sir." "Oh, all right, son. Always feel at home here. Everybody else does." * * • YY/ESLEY almost ran to his old car. He felt surely Ronica must have heard him, but apparently not. Lest he be caught yet, however, and so subjected to more acute embarrassment, he jabbed at his starter and roared off down the narrow trail again. Not until he was out of sight of the Rocking R house did he regain composure and realize his plight He had thought his date with Ronica a genuine one! She herself had suggested it, but— plainly now, she had just been ridiculing him. The thought hurt deeply. He had felt that Miss Bailey was a sincere, kindly girl although a famous and most vivacious one. But, Wesley told himself dejected- y, he might have known better. Who was he to expect such bounty rom—what was it that radio olumnist called her?—America's nost oomphatic somebody? Still, lie other wealthy, lovely girls at 'ueblo-U. were seldom cruel; usu- Hy they were-as democratic as he average American. CONFEDERATE SOLDIER-, WHO DIED IN PRISON CAMP DURINJS THE CIVIL.WAR/ JOHMSONl'S ISLANJCV My name's father." Bailey — Ronica's "Uh.. York. I am Wesley York.' "Fine, fine, Wesley! Go righ in with the other young people Ronica always has a crowd around Dance tonight, isn't there? Yes that's right, this New York fellow Andre Girardeau, is. escorting -Ronica, I believe. You riding ir with them, no doubt? Fine nigh to—' ; . - . ., ., .. "Why, . ah—'i.. Wesley .coulcln' speak coherently, partly becaus MrrBailey, had; him by/.'theVarrn alTcTwas genially leading "nim t the living room door. But, be her crutch. He crossed to her. "Dr. Weslee' York!" Lona beamed sweetly * at him. "Isn't every thing so lovelee tonight?" "Including you, Miss Montoya," said Wesley, which was a daring thing for him to say, •<! am so sorry you cannot dance with; the others. May I, uh, mny I request at least one interval here with you, just conversing?" "Oh Weslee!" Lorn dropped the title. "You are too kind!" "Not at all! It is a pleasure for me. I, uh, came alone, and—" "So did I. I wanted so to be here, but I would not burden any man who might ask: me for a date, because I can not dance tonight. But thees music — o-o-o-oh! Is lovelee!" "To tell you the truth, Lona," Wesley dropped a title too, and was plunging on courageously, "I came alone in the hopes that 1 might, uh, find just this opportunity to—to be with you!" He swallowed, hard; but nothing came of his temerity. Lona merely smiled a'nd said more thanks. After that Wesley was more at ease. He rather tied to Lona in relief, for it was a dignified, logical way of escape from his predicament. -It occurred to him that, if Ronica Bailey did come in, she^would see him here and so think tie had brought Lona. If so, well and good 1 . Then he could hold up his head in truth. It would, in effect, His thoughts grew blacker and blacker as he left the moon-bathed countryside and came within the lllage lights of Pueblo again, and so without realizing it he pulled up at his home. His mother was on the porch, rocking. "Why, son, didn't you go to the dance?" Mrs. York sensed something. She stopped her chair. "Uh, not yet, mother. I—I had proclaim to Ronica that he, too, knew Ronica had been just baiting him that afternoon in the airplane; that their "date" hadn't been taken seriously by either one. * * * 'THE relief was almost physical •*• to Wesley. He suddenly relaxed. After all, Lona Montoya was nobody for any escort to be to come back for something, that's I all." ; : -I A fellow has to bluff. To keep face. He" forced a casual manner, went to his room, then out again and drove off in his old car. And by this time he was definitely angry. hence more reasonable. "I've got to go to that dance anyway," he reminded himself. "Faculty members' are expected to, and F am chief student contact. They look to me. Besides —she—" No, "But TTE glanced hastily around. she wasn't here yet. across the ... room he did discover that exquisite, dark-eyed girl, Lona Montoya, the one ; who- had just registered this yteai: : -from away down. in Ver.a Cruz} and. who had suffered an unfortunate accident Even now she sat holding ashamed of; she was beautiful, even if she was from a foreign land. He turned to her with sudden enthusiasm and was being as courtly and as attentive as he knew how, ignoring the fact that music had ceased behind him and that young collegians were milling ..around in gay greetings' to every one. ;'He felt that he might actually enjoy this evening a bit. Then,' suddenly, his conversation .and reveries were interrupted. "Hey, for pete Q. sakes, Wesley York!" somebody'was saying, "I thought you had a date this evening with me? Can you please tell-me what the score is?" . He turned in consternation to face Ronica Bailey ^and the man ' 'Girardeau he,; had', "vlef t - '• 'at -her no'fne.".'"' '" ; -' :> "' '!'"', (To Be Continued) Tuesday afternoon for a directed by Mrs. Elzie 'oods and nutrition chairman. After group singing of "America", members answered roll call by telling of something she had to be thankful for during the past year. Mrs. Wheeler demonstrated the program rating, that is for all Tenderfoot Wheeler, scouts to advance to Second Class and all Second Class Scoutsi to First Class. ._ . A. First Class scout must aid two scouts of lower rating to attain an advancement. Patrol leaders Ronald .Brogdon making of ice box rolls, cornsticks.! and Gregory Atkins' and their as- ANSWER: The one we live on . ,. .* the earth. NEXT: Earthworms—doubled and redoubled! Demonstration Club News Notes •anana bread and ginger bread. Each member took a cake to the sistants. Htigh Atkins and Charles Lewis, and Ed McCormick promis- nieeting to be judged. An exchange! Ed a great deal of action on 'the and Miss Beatrice Hargettv reporter Roll call was answered by each a Thanksgiving of recipes was conducted and better planned school lunches and use of thermos bottles were stressed. -A poem, "A Good Housekeeper Speaks" was read by Mrs. C. J. Little. '.The hostess, assisted by Mrs. Wheeler and Mrs. Aubrey Chapman, served home made candies. The "next meeting will be Dec. 10 In the home of Mrs. Little with Mrs. Wheeler and Mrs. -George Bunch as co-hostess. It will be the Elect Officers Mrs. C. M.- Abbott was elected president. of the Flat Lake Home Demonstration club at a meeting at the clubhouse, Tuesday afternoon. Other ^officers are: Mrs. W. A. Ccolter. vice president; Mrs. B. G. Shelton. secretary and treasurer; member's giving Bible verse. Plans were made for a Christmas party to be given Friday, DesJ annua i Christmas party. 20. 1 •The Thanksgiving theme was car- j riecl out in the refreshments of cranberry salad topped with whipped cream and .served with cofiee and cookies by the hostesses. Mrs. j Essie Davis and Mrs. Abbott. j proposed advancements. The meeting time of this troop has been changed from 7:30 to 7:00 o'clock. Two games of "dodge ball" were played. Next morning, this was sawed off even with the ground. Then old steel rails were placed across the road and embedded in concrete. But this didn't stop traf-i fie. Railroadmen soon found the rails cut with a torch and the barrier removed. An appeal was sent to the commission. The commission then ordered the railroad to put up another barrier—-and offered to provide a guard to see it wasn't removed. Rail Crossing Barrier Fails Even With Law Scout "News Boys Girls OUT OUR WAY Yarbro Chsh Meets Fifteen members of the Yarbro Home Demonstration club met in j „ the home of Mrs. Ernest Grench • ^ IrU ' T i; Ia ' £e For Little House. Eye-Protectors Adopted For Army's Ski Troops SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (UP) — U. S. ski troops, preparing for Alaskan maneuvers, are equipped •with eye-protective devices which a-bsprb the glare and prevent snow blindness. The eye-protectors were adopted •by the military authorities after a. study of the Riisso-Finnish^cam- SALT LAKE CITY, Utah CUE) — The Utah Public Service Commission ordered a railroad crossing in ' Provo closed—but is having a hard time getting its order enforced. When the order was issued, the Salt Lake & Utah railroad placed a wooden barricade across the highway on each side of the tracks, i one family to a room. Fifteen thousand people in Islington, a London suburb, are living By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople OH. JUST UP MY PLAC& A LITTLE WELL, I HATE TO TELL YOU, ALEC, B6T THEY <30TAM APPRENTICE SOY MACHINE WOMDEWL WHY SO MA.MY CEMEMT NVXSOMS IS IM FER.TH' MACHIME TRADE? A MASOM TOLD THERE AIM'T MA.CH1KMST WORK. TO KEEP A BUSY IM HIS SPARE TIME.SO HE'S GOINJ' SO.ACHIMIST SO HE CAM LMP.OPWrTM THIS BUM HAMD OFF - HE USED PLASTERED tWO BY N M SEPVICE. INC T.». *EG- 0. S. P*T. Of F HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis Twenty Uvo Girl Scouts of Miss Lola N.ison's troop i" Central school made plans to do _ work, at 'be Little Kcuse when they met Wednesday afternoon at the school. This group voted- to make cushions for the divan and to paint l\vo kitchen tables. Furniture in the Litte House is to be painted by Mr. Bradsher of Sudbury .school, j This troop wil ihave a Christ- j mas party at. the Little House in, 'he mar future. There will be a Christmas tree, and candy will be made. Ten cents a month is to be paid for durs. according to a vote of the trcop and registration will be in by December "in order that the trocp may keep its rating. The nifietir.R ras adjourned after the girls sang "Upon My Honor." i,; «i * • Boys Flan StaiU. Plans arc goin-? forward in Troop 38 of the Boy Scouts for the stunt which this group will present at Community yi.un't nijht, Dec. 6- Almcst. the or.tirn meeting, was d?- vctrrt to outlinincj the stunt and receiving suggestions on improving n\c presentation. v At the close of meeting, the troop said the scout benediction, Bugler Steve Brooks blew taps and the Hag \vas lowered before the' meeting \vns dismissed. ri Objective. C'ojccUvc for Trccvi 36 of the ! Bey Sccm.s (lui-ii;^ December is ^ the'-advancement of each scout one SUVICC. INC. T. M. »<?. U. S. f*T. OFF. ^That's oufbuiUling landlord in the oilier elum—Ihc boss , is a little peeved over. the.rent being jacked up lately."