PAGE FOUR • 11 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COCB1KI NEWS CO. H. W. HAINB9, Publish*! a GRAHAM SUDBUBY; Editor , SAMUEL P. yORRg^Advertiaing Manager Sole National Advertising ^P^t ntatlVeS D WaXce Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, D troit, Atlanta,. Memphis. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)* COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1940 Published Every. Afternoon Except Sunday " I Bntered as seconTctoss matter at the office at Blythfiviiie, Arkansas, under act of fressi October 9. 1917. Served by the United Press of 50 miles, per year, payable in advance. ______ _ Newspapers And Public Service In some querulous quarters there is a tendency to say that newspapers in - the United States no longer fill theu ancient function of rendering public service to their city, state and the nu- > ition as a whole. It is one of those things that are easily refutable. Let's take the case of. the state oL Louisiana. For 12 long years-ami they were mainly also Long years— the state was dominated by a machine that seemed impregnable. It controlled the v". courts, the police powers, the election : machinery; the treasury, and the schools and- universities. Even after Huey Long's assassination, the machine continued to func- \ , tion. Then it was that a number of cour- ' ageous papers which had been lighting Long took up the battle with even more vigor. They wanted to oust the grafters. They wanted to restore the state to its people. They succeeded m abundant measure. The Long machine was broken. Many of its leaders went to prison. Wonders have been brought about in six short : months. State job-holders no longer have to ' give up part of their pay to a machine. The state payrolls now show fewer : than 6000 employes, instead of double that number. : Today, there are 20 state agencies instead of 176, as under thev old re^ .....girne. -V;-, -\ ' , v . ., .1 ' ". Mprejnipney is' being spent ;on schools and for the relief of the poor, the af- • flicted and the helpless. . .The courts have been reformed. Supplies for the state are being procured at honest market prices. But the battle has not been entirely won. It takes time. There are those who still yearn for the flesh pots of the good old days and are ready to light for their return. So there is need for vigilance on the part of the state's press. iOne of the men still watchful on the v tiring line is James E. Crown, fighting editor of the fighting New Orleans States. He does not mince words. He knows that when one is in a hard political battle, powder-puff language is futile. The Uruguayan, government is determined to protect national' security and nothing and nobody can alter that determination—Foreign Minister Alberto Guam'of Uruguay replying to attacks upon his conversations with the United States regarding common au- and naval bases. The job of getting, the United States adequately defended is a job of the greatest magnitude ever given the industrial leaders of any country in the world's history.—Alfred P. Sloanc. British Assets for War Purchases A high official-of this administration remarked not long, ago: "Great Britain finally * In this war in dead earnest. The tip-off came when the British Government placed orders in this country that will require Britain, to sell American securities to make payment," The British went through 'the last war with their foreign investments largely intact. They bought very slowly in this country during tlie first eight months of this war, owing in parl to the fact that' purchases would have required the sale of some British .investments here to make payment. Income from investments abroad is very important in the economic life of England. Now, however, the United Stales requires by law that nations at war pay cash for American goods This country also, by law, bars further- loans to the British because of default upon World War debts. Strange as it may seem Lo many people, in. Congress and out of Congress, the Roosevelt ad- minlslralion—al this stage—approves of these barriers to new loans. The reason is that both the White House and the Treasury arc known to be convinced that Great Britain should sacrifice her investments in this hemisphere before asking this nation: to finance her war effort. In part, this attitude grows from political considerations. In further part, it grows from considerations of' self-interest for the nation. This self-interest lies in the opportunity to shift from Britain to the United States the ownership in many enterprises both within the United States and in Canada and Latin America. Officials explain that, in their view, it is only fair to expect that the United States should be paid- by. the British so long as they possess the means of payment. ; • • • What, then, arc the British purchasing plans and what are the means of paying for the goods involved in those plans? Before Arthur B. Purvis, chief of the British Purchasing Commission here, returned to England the other day in the company of Hamp- i den C. Gordon, director of finance for the British Supply Ministry, he had entered commitments for more than' $2,300,000,000 worth of American goods. To pay for those goods, the British had about $350,000.000 in the banks of the United States. On top of that, they own an estimated $1,100,000.000 in American stocks and bonds, based upon present prices. They have $1,160.000,000 more tied up in American real estate and in direct American investments that would be more difficult to realize upon. Then, of course, the British possess large amounts ol' gold that still are acceptable to the Treasury here. Still, this isn't a very sizable backlog of funds if the war i.s to continue and if British purchases arc to be stepped up further. Britain, however, has other investments in which the United States would be interested. She owns investments in Canada estimated at $2,750.000,000 and she owns investments in Latin America estimated at five billion dollars. .. ' There have been suggestions that the American Neutrality Act and the Johnson Act be "changed to permit the British to use their securities as collateral for loans. Then, if the loans were defaulted after the war. the securities could be sold to meet the debt. These suggestions appear not to have struck fire within the >. administration. • In fact, as the same high official emoted earlier said: "Regardless of anything said to the contrary, President Roosevelt is a hard bargain- er for the American interest. He-is not giving anything away at this stage." There .are two longer-range factors that aifect the administration attitude toward loans to Britain. They are: first, the belief that the United States is very.likely to inherit some of the world responsibilities formerly shouldered by Britain: second, the feeling that, if Germany did defeat England ov ciid succeed in making a peace in which the. United States had no part, the British security holdings in this hemisphere might readily rcjrescnt a power Umt could cause trouble for this country. If. later. Great Britain should be unable to finance her purchases in the United States, .she could be sure of a sympathetic American response. There is a strong official sentiment for outright gifts .of necessary war goods—once Britain really gets hard up. Until that time, it appears that change i" existing laws that bar leans will not have administration support. —United States News. SIDE GLANCES • COPR. 1MO BY «EASERVICE:. INC. T. M. REG. u. s. PAT. OFF. SERIAL STORY BY OREN ARNOLD DUDE COLLEGE COPYRIGHT. 1»40. NEA. SERVICE. INC. [T is doubtful if ever a man suffered any more acutely than Wesley York suffered during this dance. His distraction inevitably caused him to stumble, too. I When the dance was over Ronnie guided him back near Andre and the Mexican girl again. ANDRE MEETS CONFEDERATE "Professional dancer, aren't you, YESTERDAY: EiulmrraKKeil mid nugry tvbeu Mr. lluiley tell* him Andre in luki>i|£ Hoiiuie to the dunce, We* kurrie* away, tlieii decide* to K«> to the puny anyway. He Hud* Lona Moutova, itlfto alone, «tay* with her. .Suddenly Hoanie hr*>Mk« in on their tronverMUtiuii: ''1 ihuuuUt you bad u Jute with me t< * * CHAPTER X York?" Andre grinned broadly. "Hush, Andre! Sarcasm is rude, sudden appearance of Ron- Fm son . y you arc in j um i, Miss ica beside him. looking down Montoya." Ronica looked at the with frank but quizzical eyes, left o ther girl and her crutch. But Wesley York momentarily speech- Lena's answering gaze was cal- narrowed ever so slightly. Andre glanced quickly around. Despite the unfortunate personal element here, this was precisely the logical meeting with Lona Montoya that he had want-, ed. Logical, and natural, so as to arouse suspicions from no one. •'' He forced himself to be reasonable, reminding himself that the fellow Wesley York was probably just some passing whim of Ronica's, a boor not to be taken seri- .pusly; he could deal with that 'later. Now, here at hand was this beautiful Mexican girl who was, "Seems funny now, the \vay we used lo kick back home • . about washing the family car.'* - less. And then, when he remem- culating. bered to stand up, he only stam- "Rudeness seems to 1 be conta-lin addition, carrying the very mered rather inanely. g'ious," Lona suggested, in fla.fc. badge of intrigue he had been »I_I__y OU _g ooc j evening! I—" tone. j-told to seek. The crutch at her "But Wesley I thought you | "* don't think T understand." j side was definite proof that she really said you'd take me to the "Is—being wealthy, and famous, •*• ^--«-» A.*_T fcJI-i*VAJVJV*.\A bUAkV****^ »-xr *••—•! ,. , - . . i .. . dance. Was I simply-stood up?" ano Sf tt ' n S shot at on the border, Ronica said it earnestly, and enough to make everybody oyer- *i : ,nrWi nnr>r> -,,f 4h* M^virnn ffivl.U^ ™dencss, Miss Bailee? Was glanced once at the Mexican girl. not Dr. York sitting'with me? I was working for his own employ- "Oh! Oh no! No, Ronica, I— did 1K} ' t hear him ask you to pardon me, Miss, uh, Miss Mon- dance .!» toya, Miss Bailey, and—uh—" "Oh'l" "This is Andre Girardeau, Miss "Please," Wesley put in now, Montoya, and Dr. York. I thought "let's ilo t misunderstand any- daddy said you and Andre came body's, uh, intentions. I am sure together and so knew each other, that—" Wes. But Tm all mixed up about Andre interrupted, sarcastically, everything, it seems." "Oh, no indeed, ladies and gentle- SENIOR HIGH NEWS Home Economics Club Attends District Club The home economics club, sponsored by Mrs. Freeman'Robinson, attended the Northeast Arkansas Home Makers' club at Jouesboro, Saturday. The program consisted of. the registration gy the Marion club, an address of welcome by Superintendent Moore of the Jonesboro .high school, the club song, the club .roll call, the National Youth Administration movie, the Hulbert 'school .sextet, a talk, "Objectives for the Year"'by Ethel Bennett, tap clanc- •ing and song by the Alt a Beai Colclren Parkin, announcements Dura Plant, a visit exhibit to the afeteria, "Wrapping and: Tying hristmas Boxes" by Kate VWil- ams. a fashion show with: Unc City club in charge^ arid announcement of the winter jouquct winner. Mary Hclen-Mo«pfr La Ray Ford and Elizabeth' JvfiE- hell participated in the fashion cussed the origin ami history o Thanksgiving. Hope Whitworth, th program chairman, played records of patriotism and. Thanksgiving music. Warren Clark read Psalm 103. the Psalm of Thanksgiving, plans were discussed for giving a Thanksgiving basket. Jettye Clare Huffman is in charge of the committee for the basket. Betty Jo Hargett was appointed program chairman for Dec. 3. * * * Glee Club Has Program A special Thanksgiving concert was given by the high school glee clubs Wednesday under the direction of Miss Nannie Clark Smith. The program was as follows: choir professional. "Come. Ye Thankful People. Come"; anthem. "Sanctus"; Gregorian chant. "The Lord's Prayer"; solo: "We Give Thee Thanks" by Betty Jean Hill; choir. "God of Our Fathers"; sola, "Praise to Thee, Immortal. Praise" by George Hubbard; choir, 'God Bless America." Lona Montoya had only nodded, men. Let's all pick daisies! Now Andre said nothing but looked on seriously, Ronica, let's get this coldly. For a long • moment no- straight. I want to know who—" body else spoke, either, and after "Okay, boys!" Ronica's ' words waiting for Wesley to sto£> point- were clipped now and her chin ing awkwardly at her and trying went up, a signal Andre Girar- to say something, Ronica sudden- deau at least recognized from past ly smiled. Music resumed at that experience. "We're all sparring instant, and so she took Wesley's around the point so I'll talk plain- hand and • put her arm around ly. Here's what— him. "Dr. York asked to take me to ers in the precarious business o£ espionage. But—perhaps she was not! Perhaps her crutch was a coincidence, her sprained ankle genuine. Sudden realization of: that possibility rather frightened him. He wondered if he ought to look about town for another person with a lone crutch. But no— no, he could at least test this girl, delicately, and make sure of his ground. "Pepper kid, you call her," Lona was saying. "I think it is spoiled spice!" "Don't take her seriously." Andre was fumbling in his pocket. There, he carried the ring with the chrysocolla stone. "Girls do not esteal men from Lona Montoya, senorl" "Let's dance, then talk, ' Wesley, this dance. He came for me I 1 All right?" know, but somehow Andre man- 'Oh, I-yes! We must-I am | '**' d0tt ' t afraid I dance very poorly indeed. * « But a S f or you , Miss Montoya, I-you see, I dance only a very U did have a date with him and he little, for courtesy's sake at the t if he wants to jilt i Hi ttmi-oM-tr •iFTaivc? ntlH _ '' i nw» j Tr< , me, he darn sure can. But he and ' how. The •iris who went were S. Crook, Mary Helen 'Moore, Jeanne Morris, Nancy McGill. Frances Sue Bright, Agnes Callis, La- Ray Ford, Elizabeth Mitchell, Carolyn Peterson. Dorothy Jean Higginson. Doris Adah', Dulcla Smith. Beverly Jean Thorpe and Luoise Edrington. V\ Have Program Clubs Present Program "Thanksgiving" was the theme of the joint assembly- program presented by a tew members of the boys' and girls' clubs Monday. "America the Beautiful" was sung- by the entire student, "body under the direction of William Doswick. Other musical numbers were, a piano solo. "Ode to Thanksgiving" by Beethoven, played by Miss Nannie Clarke Smith, and' a vocal .solo. "Come Yc Thankful People." Uy The freshman students of Miss Jimmie D. Brock and Charlc; Morehead at their homeroom meetings Tuesday completed plans foi contributing Thanksgiving baskets to needy families. ! A quiz program was .held in.the freshman class of Miss Irene Morgan at the homeroom meeting Tuesday. Billy Cross's team which .consisted of Margaret Johns, was victorious over Nancy McGiU's team, which had as- its participants Betty Rodgers, Nell Dickinson, and Joe Evelyn Disinger. Betty Adams. Philip. Reed and Steve Brooks were judges. Following this a reading. "Preparing'Thanksgiv- ing Dinner," was given .by Betty Adams. This group -also discussed plans for a Christmas program. Forum Club Meets The Fellows Forum club met Thursday night. Nov. 14. and discussed current, international prob- university affairs, and—' "You're doing beautifully, just an easy one-two one-two step, easy as walking. We won't try any frills if you don't want to. Can you tell me what happened now? Didn't you really have a date with me?" "Oh, Ronica!" She laughed, then, dancing very close to him. "You are sure it's that bad?" "No. I mean—I did think I had a date', but—" Ronica sighed elaborately. "Okay, pal. no hard feelings. I think 1 get it, even though it stings. The Montoya girl is lovely, all right." "But Miss Bailey, you don't understand!" Wesley was appalled. "So you've started 'Missing' me again! Shall I go back to 'Dr ' York'? I thought we had become friends." I will have words first, and we're going to start right now'. Andre, you stay here; Wesley and I are going off to stroll in the moonlight! 11 * * » T OLA and Andre watched them go. The little clash had passed unnoticed by any of the other collegians present, even though a few boys and girls did wave or say hello to Lona, and several spoke to Wesley and Ronica as they left the room. Andre sat down, uninvited. He was a trifle white at the corners of his mouth, but he turned to Lona and forced a sort of genial smile. "Peppery kid, Ronnie?' he began. "Mustn't take her seriously." ANDRE laughed. He liked her - spunk. He liked the fiery nature of Lona, obviously very angry. With a definite little zest of anticipation, then, he extended his •hands. The ring was on his left middle finger, and with careful casualness he fingered it with his ight hand. Lona glanced down, saw the ring. Slowly, her eyes widened. She ooked up at the crowd quickly. She looked right and left. Before Andre's gaze her expression changed completely. She took a deep breath and ventured one studied look, at his face, For a long moment she said nothing. Then— "That iss a—pretty ring. Yes?" "Your crutch must be a nuisance," ventured he. Her lips tightened, and her voice dropped to a whisper. "Fool!" She almost spat it. "Why have you waited so'long? Thces crutch drive anybody era- zee, and—the high ones--are demand action from us at once!" Lona bit her lip, and her eye (To Be Continued) Perciful; treasurer. Pat Burks; pro- the county commissioners' office gram chairman. Gene Shanks. This club has .entertained each month for the pupils having birthdays. The pupils having birthdays are Marjory Button, Billy Jo Humphrey, Mary Evelyn Cruse, Nancy and signed her name on the rolls of qualified voters (as a Republican). Then she looked vip Sheriff Alex Elliott to learn when he was going to make good on an .old promise to Hamilton, JiJmmy Yowell. Gene ma jj c her. a ' deputy on her 21st, birthday. The sheriff polished an extra star, administered the oath and placed, on the payroll the name of Deputy Sheriff Sara Belle Deaclc. Indian Draftees Fear Loss of Long Braids Shaiiks, Charlinc Mullins, Bonnie Thompson, John Anderson, Marjory Cogle, and Pauline Curtis. The club has remembered with gifts the members who have .been ill a week or more,' They recently took a trip to the park where they gathered leaves of various colors. Stories of their trip 'were written .the following- day.' Elvcy, sung by Betty Jean Hill. "The Lost- Proclamation. rribune"' and "Arc We Thankful?" were the themes of talks given by Charles CaUlwell. Jettye Clare Huffman, and Vivian Victors, respectively. Alexu. Williams read the U3rcl Psalm from the Bible. Vivian Vickcrs. president ol the girls' club, was in charge of the program. lems. After Bill Chamblin read an > article on the participation of France in the current war. Joe McClurc spoke on "Why Hitler CENTRAL SCFTOOL NEWS Fifth Grade, Miss Swift In the second period spelling review the following, children made perfect scores: Jack Homer, Dick GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. CUP) — Mayor George Welsh has been asked to intercede for a tribe of Indians at Taos, N. M., so that when its members are conscripted they won't lose their long, braids and their chance to go to thcf Happy .Hunting Ground. Welsh, who on visits to New Mexico became- friendly" with the Indians and invited them, to visit here, received a letter from a 1 rancher representing the tribe. The letter sets forth that long hair is an essential part of .the religion of the Taos tribe. Tribesmen are ready to serve their. country, dispensation regarding army" regulations which make the "bean the letter said, but hope for special shave" a part of. the military scheme. Read Courier News v/ant ads. , r.lJVi.lW^V OV/V I «wt? . UltV*V j-^i-.fc^» — .; — ---Wins." After plans were made foi , wiiu Jov KcUU ancl Do roth,v im- • holding the mutation, dinner im- \ mediately following season, the meeting the football was closed. Observe Than A Thanksgiving This ctor* has three new pupils: Eugene Cunningham'from Cape Gi- rardcau. Bonnie Sue Stock from SCHOOL NEWS coming, and Blanche Webb from Tbird Grade Armorcl. Mrs. Qucl!ma!//s third: grade [ Tltc j- iri]j yl - ac j 0 children arc pre-room has elected new Readingj par i n g a Thanksgiving basket for a needy family. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson program was ivcn in Mi.ss Cecil Cassdiy's home club officers. These officers are: president, Larry Shamlin: vice president, room Tuesday. Herman Poscy dis- ' George Reid; secretary, Jimmie OUT OUR WAY By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople *-- IVE WORKED MOT T "HAT VOU HAN BR.1LLIAMT IDEE EVER HE\RD FC2.OM VOU .' VJHV, WE'LL. BE MADE (v\V HEAR.T OUT PER. PROMOTION •' MOW VV HUT'S TH' PE PER. 'DHr F WE AIKVT. HERE ArT-\U_-- AM 1 SICk. ABED, WE'D BE. MADE UEUTEMAMTS ALMOST BUTTED ME "& LET UP, BUSTER/ DOKS'7 CLOSE 6O1M'TO SUUT <% GUZZLE, Wrm TV\E TOM 'Ni 1 JERRY SEASON* ftNV 11 8E ABUETOWE! lOUARS/ • OFP US WiM LIKE THE irjirie, i\Iiss After the party Kivcir last Thursday by Miss Lola Nason's home room the mothers and' fathers went to P. T. A. where' they won the one dollar prr/c for the most pnr- cnls there. The parents of the children donated money to the home room to buy leuthcr'which the students will use during their activity period. A Christmas program is being planned in which the students in Central will take part. Also appearing on the program will be five .students from Junior High and two from High school. The title of the prosram is f.o be "Why the Chimes Run?." Reader will be Willie Mar- Johnson and vocalists will be Dona WunderUch. Francis Shouse and Roy Halsell. -Joe Evrard will play several numbers on his accordion" and June Workman v/ill play the chimes. Saturday night the Girl Scouts from Central held a supper at their ••Little House" in Walker Park. Girl, 21, Wins Deputy's Star From Sheriff SHARON, Pa. (UP) — Twenty- one-year-old Sally Deacle has a regulation gold star to back up h cr claim to the distinction of being the youngest feminine officer oi the law in the United States. Sally, a clerk in the Mercer county sheriff's office for the last two years, reached her majority June 28. Accordingly she-went to IF voo cur AM EARTHWORM IN TWO, IT DOES EACH PORTION OKOWS INTO A. 101 RANCH, IN OKL.AHOAAA, WAS SO BECAUSE IT CONTAINED /0/,OOO ^ 'HAT WAS- THE NATTOMA.UITV OR ^^M T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF, ANSWER: English. It is a common error lo suppose that he was Dutch, because of his voyage in the Half Moon, under Dutch auspices. KEXT:_ Do camels require le s* wa ™ 1 ' llian °^^ r animals?
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