The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 10, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 10, 1940
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVI1LB (ARK:)" COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1940 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher 4 J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer : Co., New York, Chicago, De' troit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published , Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheviile, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press ico a more vital link in the "hemisphere system" on which 21 American republics increasingly pin: their faith, the people of the United States wish him success and prosperity. More Big Figures SUBSCRIPTION BATES By-carrier In the City of Blytheviile, 15c per wpek or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year $150 for six months, 75c for three months: by mail in postal zones two to six Delusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, liu.w per year, payable in advance. ^ Mexico Enters a New Phdse The complete calm and lack of disturbance with which Manuel Avila Camacho was inaugurated as Mexico's new president may prove to be a happy augury for his six-year term. The United States, whose chief interest he* in a Mexico steadily progressing under stable institutions, hopes it may be so. The rude and unpleasant demonstration staged for Secretary Wallace on his arrival to attend the inauguration * need not be taken too seriously. The sheer, fruitless bad taste of the affair pretty well identifies it with one of those political minorities whose sole influence lies in such demonstrations. There is no reason to doubt that Wal• lace's warm reception later by the Chamber of Deputies is much more representative of a growing cordiality toward the United States, which the Avila Camacho regime is pledged to foster. The United States has been most patient and sympathetic toward Mexico in the past few years. That is'partly due to a genuinely increasing goodwill and understanding, and partly due, frankly, to the knowledge that Mexi-. can good-will is more important to the United "States today than it has been ' for a long time. Our two countries need each otncr. Each will benefit by cultivating the • .other's good-will in the only effective way—by deserving it. ^ Avila. Camacho-takes f. the ^einj^jOE A Mexico at { a difficult "time. He succeecis a man, Laxaro Cardenas, who is generally conceded to have been a great -president. Even those who disagree with his policies do not minimize his sheer stature. To he successor to such ' - a man is always difficult. .; Avila Camacho's own following is by /; rio means united. He must restore the confidence of business, both foreign and •• domestic, while guarding the gains , madejjy labor'under Cardenas; again, not an easy task. He must revivify an economy badly shattered by domestic convulsions and the shutting off of -foreign trade. He must defend his country against foreign influences which have not hesitated to intrigue with his political opponents. He must settle the ''long-festering "oil controversy." • In short, he faces a whale of a big job. in tackling thai job, he has the good will of the administration at Washington and of the American people, who are year by year achieving a greater , liking for their neighbors across the Kio Grande. In his expressed plan to make Max- We have become so used to tossing billions about in our minds that they no longer register any impression on us. We talk of 40 and 50 billion-dollar national debts, and, 10 or 20 billions for defense with utmost gjibness. All the big features are not attached to government, however. Insurance on American lives- is approaching a total that a few years ago would have staggered and flabbergasted us. It is $117,500,000,000! - That is the estimate of Leroy A. Lincoln, chairman of the Association >< of Life Insurance Presidents. Mt is the highest amount in history. . Just as war risk insurance written by the government during the World War increased rather than decreased the amount of private insurance, so the social security system would seem to have had the same effect. It has fo-" cused men's thoughts on security, with the result that policies issued by legal reserve companies increased 3.1 per cent above 1939, and $2,700,000,000, will be paid out this year to policyholders and beneficiaries. So despite all astronomic government financial figures, the most colossal, staggering, super-stupendous statistic of them all remains one describing private business. $100,000,000 Up in Smote Lean back, drag deep on that, and enjoy it. You and.other tobacco users are paying nearly §100,000,000 in taxes this fiscal year for the privilege. That's the estimate of • the National Tobacco Tax Conference. Federal tobacco tax yields increased 5 per cent in fiscal.*'1940, and state tax yields from the same source, 13 per c.ent. Gradually increasing, and likely to increase still further, this tobacco tax has reached 5 cents in Louisiana and Arkansas, 4 cents in Mississippi. 3 cents in eight other states, and 2 cents in 15 others. . With defense and other ** expenses mounting, My Lady Nicotine may be carrying a heavier and heavier burden during the next few years—and that's no pipe dream. • 50 THEY SAY Philosophy is at a low ebb anci has itself become absurdly specialized, while religion has almost disappeared from the curriculum.—Dean Luther A. Weigle. Yale Divinity School. * » » The Russians arc bold, enterprising, inventive. " and shockingly- unpunctual and untidy.—H. G. Wells, lecturing British novelist. * * * A year ago the manul'Hcture of munitions hardly existed in the United States . . . the charge can never be made that entry into any war was occasioned by the .selfishness of munitions-makers.—Irving S. Olds, chairman, U. S. Steel Corp. * * » The war is bound to alter American life, outlook, and institutions more than we can possibly predict.—Prof. James Graf ton Rogers. Yale University Law School. SIDE GLANCES COP*. 1MO BY NEA SEHVlCt. INC, T. M. RCG. U. S. PAT. OFF. SERIAL STORY BY OREN ARNOLD COPYRIGHT. 1M9. NEA SERVICE. INC- The Reverend says it is we little people who backbone oHhc nation." THIS CURIOUS WORLD. By William Ferguson INDICATE THA HAVE RRIEMO F=OR SOAAE ON THE BODV AT FEET UMDER. THE PRESSURE ONJ THE BODV AT SEA LEVEI 15 LBS. PER YESTERDAY j Half terrified, mid W«M filter th« cave, their way' with, it torch. They dtMcuver a large room » Khort dlutance from the emlrunce. f*'oud and clothing: are 'Btorvd in »>oxeti. lu a. lax-ire box they di»«-over rifles, automation and ammunition. * * * MORE SECRETS DISCOVERED CHAPTER XVIII HAT on earth, would Lona Montoya hide such things for?" Ronnie Bailey wts murmuring as if to herself, rather than to Wesley. "Especially away out here in a -wilderness canyon." "Hold your torch to the flame," Wes directed. "Mine is burning low. And I'm not sure she' did it." "Then who did?",.. "Don't ask me, tell me. But I do 'know this, Ronnie—this find is significant some way." She didn't answer. She was very busy maneuvering her light now. It cast dancing black devils on the cave ceiling and walls, and the smoke was beginning to choke her slightly, too. They spoke in hushed tones. f "Wesley, let's hurry!" ' "All right. But—" ."I'm not afraid, but I think the smoke might leave telltale signs of our being here." From his knees before a box he suddenly looked up admiringly at her. "You'd make a good outdoors- many Ronnie. You think of practical things. But there's a ventilating draft. Cracks in the rocks back here afford .wind putlets. I tested that as we came in." "Can we look in the biggest box now? It's like a trunk, really." He opened this largest box with heightened interest because of the guns and ammunition already found. Would this be explosives? Dynamite and caps, maybe, such as miners use? But no, this cache could hardly be for use by pros- •pectors. TJE lifted the lid and at once they saw a peculiar set of instruments — wires, tubes, electric switches, coils, small black hous- think. I don't know too much "You need sisters; you'd make about them but this equipment looks elaborate to me." "It is elaborate. I have a set in such a swelkbig brother, Wes." * * * HTHEN as suddenly he felt let my plane, remember. I know." "I think we'd better get out of here, Ronnie!" They looked quickly behind the stack of boxes. Several pairs of men's shoes were there. Also neat rolls of blankets and several two- quart canteens. A push at the canteens showed them full, doubtless of water. "You lead out slowly, Ronnie, and I'll pick up any charred grass or other sign we may have left. Tracks won't show on the rock floor." - ' "What'about tracks outside?" "We can do what Lona's boy friend did—drag a leafless brush behind us. Especially behind the horses. It's almost impossible to see our own trail because we have walked on rocks most of the way. The horses' tracks are on the flat sandy floor of the canyon .where the wind whips all night. Wine erases tracks and such. But we'l take care." Still speaking in undertones as if they might be overheard, they debated the origin of the cache Then Wesley, near the exit, extinguished their light, catching any ash fall in his hat. "Gee-mi-nee, Wesley!" Ronica breathed it nervously. "Don't be afraid. Night has settled outside but in a moment our eyes will adjust again. Let me hold your arm—here is the opening." "I'm scared silly. I expect something to yell 'Boo' any moment and if it dnes I'll just explode!" "It is a very real experience," said he. "More important than we realize, probably. But have no fear." again. Big brother! It wasn't what he needed. Not what he yearned tc be at all. He didn't want to be a faculty adviser or a big - brother - person to Ronica Bailey. "Oh," said he. "Well." With great care he escorted her back down the slope to their ibrses and up Rainbow Canyon again. Childish minds might well lave seen many a ghost here now, the cliffs were phantom giants leaning over to clutch at puny humans, and off to the east came a wavering "Ou-U-U-U-U!" which was but some coyote in his customary overture to the stars. Presently the riders were back on the trail which Wesley had used in ' coming to the cliff dwelling. We can eat some of our food," he suggested. "It is quite a ride in, you know. There are candy bars, for instance." The ate, and drank from their canteens. "Gee-mi-nee, Wes, I'm even nervous out here!" Ronnie laughed now. "Do you suppose maybe Lona is—?" "No, I'm sure not. She will have gone straight back to Pueblo, I believe." "I've never had so much fun. Never!" Wesley considered that. "Say, it is fun, isn't it? Adventuring!" He felt younger; less a professor and ings, batteries. "It's a radio set!" Wesley said, studying it carefully. "Transmitter and receiver both!" "Goodness, Wes!" "Rather powerful set, too. ' "I'm all right. You talk like a professor even when adventuring, Wes. But I sort of like it." He halted, turned close to her in the darkness. "I beg pardon?" "Never mind. I was just thinking that your educated, trained mind is a solid something to cling to. You are as calm as can be, Wes!" •"Thank you." He was suddenly elated. Outspoken Ronica; Bailey had paid him another compliment of a personal nature, and each such invariably stirred a yearning within him. irupre a boy. Their talk took on more intimate tones. "Let's—let's not tell any one just -yet," suggested he. "I—we have found something important, but—" "Good!" she stage-whispered. "Keep the secret. Until—?" "Until I can conduct some private investigation. Listen Ronnie, I haven't told you, but there are some other things happening this fall that need explaining, and this adds to them." "Such as?" "Well, I wouldn't want to talk too much until I felt more sure. But you can trust me . . . Ronnie, I—I somehow feel that you and I are friends!" Ronica turned in her saddle to look gently up at Wesley York. His tone more than his words had somehow gripped her attention in a new way. He looked strong there beside her, riding gracefully and erect. "Then you have been lonely, Wes. T felt it. Of cours&'I want to be your friend, and wanfryou to be mine. Didn't I - say back there you'd make a swell big brother?" (To Be Continued) • STORIES IN STAMPS ANSWER: Gold or silver, when considered merely as metal. NEXT: Docs frost always damage plant:,? Fireman to Engineer: "You've Lost the Train" VENTURA. Cal. (UP)—Said the fireman to the engineer. "Don't look right now. but, we've lost, the rest of our train!" Said Lhc engineer: "By George, we have!" r Just as shocked • as the fireman and engineer were motorists on the highway near here when they saw the huge streamlined engine and teiKJer of the Southern Pacific's Noo'iH Daylight streak past them en the way to San Francisco from Los Angeles—minus the passenger coaches. and chugged back a mile to pick up the wandering cars, which had apparently broken away from the tender after leaving Ventura. Fortunately for the passengers, the ' the Statue on U. S. Capitol is Symbol of Defense »A S U- S. speeds its defense pro**• gram, the statue which crowns dome of the nation's Capitol. liam Denny Hammond; 576, Howard Houston Adams. Board B 876. Jessie Ray Eoff: 377. "Robert Gilbert Lee; 878. Henry Preston Young: 879. Clifton Thomas n; 880, Jessie L-yerly; 881. Edward Luther Parks; 882. Willie Ray Tate; 883, John Elmer 'Flowers: 884, Jerome chands McKay; 835. Norman .Shields: 836. John Burniece Jones; 387 r Cecil C&lbert Johnson. 888. Deuzil Hustler Howard: 389. Woodroe Willyerd; -390. William Ehia Brown; 391, Grady Acklee Morgan; 392. James Moore :i; 393. Cecil Wayne Cope; 894. Jeff Davis Shinault; 895. Collin Webster Fleeman; 896. Bill Edward Phipps: -397. Paul Guthery Shelby: 898. Warner Glen Bunn; 899. Floyd Ashabranner; 900, Eldrecl Warren Watts tm- 913. Thomas Milton Towles: 314, George Washington Mories; 915, Revel Willis Butler; '.116. Walter; Hipp; 917. Leon Clifton Foreman; 918, Joe Woodrow Osborne; 9L9, Guy Dallas Fitzgerald n; 320, Luster San ford Doris; 921, Arm on Woodrow Reams; 922, El vie Wilson n; 923, Willie Reed n; 924, Marvin . Lesley Turnbough; 925, Charles B. Ervin. freak accident happened on level ; at Washington takes on greater j known. tracks and the string of cars came j significance. For the'statue is | 901. -\villic Johnson to a stop.' | that of-Freedom, armed with hel- | lic Roy Crawford: 303. Johnie : met, shield and sheathed sword. ; Poinler " 11; 904 Jamcs Johnson :a: Australia to Produce Drugs CANBERRA. Australia (UP) — Thfi federal government- has launched a program to make Australia self-sufficient for all drugs procured from plants. These include opium and its derivatives, strychnine, quinine, chinchona and eph- redine. Four hundred and fifty acres have been planted in poppies alone for the country's opium needs. Barbers Duped on Ko°'^ WILKES-BARRE. Pa. (ISP) — Several local barbers hencei'onh are "going to examine new razor- honing compounds more thoroughly. They discovered that a new compound, for which they paid $1.45 a small box. turned out to be nothing more than ordinary Pilot Remembers His Mother ._ __.. _ . PACIFIC GROVE. Calif. (UP)Not so well known, perhaps, as_the • 9C5 Oliver Roscoe Finney; 005. j Steve Bancroft, pilot of the trans- Statue of Liberty, this figure is a | virgle Hammock: 907. Roy :3dgin; I pacific China and New Zealand symbol of a liberty that must be-! 908 waiter Edward Croney; "909, Clippers, salutes his mother. Mrs. defended. ! Albert Davison: 5UO. Flovd Jackson | Ed Victor, on both in-bound and OUT OUR WAY Slowly the large engine stopped 'sand. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING, HOUSE with Major Hoople The head of the statue was used for the design of the U. S. $5 stamp above, the only Tai-color i stamp of the 1922-23- postage se- | ries. The star-studded helmet bears a crest of eagle's beak ^nd plumes. i The bronze statue is 19£ feet Mconey: nil. John Luther Smith; j out-bound voyages, by flying over 912. Farias Edward Horn. her Pacific Grove home. HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis WE'VE GOT "TO HAVE TH' OUTFIT VOTE ON) SOME V<1MD OF PUNMSHMENJT FOR. iMFRACTIOMS OF TH' RH6ULAT10WS —THAT'S POMMY, ALL RIGHT--THEY TRA\KJ YOU TO WOT v CORPOR.> YOU CA.KJ TH' REST DICTATORSHIP ARMIES ARE SO EFFIC1EMT-- OFFICERS AM PRES1DEMT DEMOCRACV I>OES Tt-W OEMOCKACY WERE BWNGING voo A LITTLE TOUCH OF FEVER-KILLER, MAJOR,BUT Sr-lUFF^ GOT A DlZTV SPB.L <SO \ME SLIPPED IT ~fO *4tM AM 1 HE V^EMY INTO A COMA/"^> SHTTERL LUCK MENCT m{ STOPPED .v the esplanade, Dec. 2, 1863. "Freedom" is the work r<£ ' Thomas Crawford, an American artist The original model is ia the Smithsonian Institution. Selective Service (Editor's Note: Below lished ;< list of registrants .^ they arc sent, questionnaires by Mississippi county's three draft beards. Earlier groups have already been published in their order number and others vriU Hoard A 553. James Harvie Cotton; 554... Tom Bell n; 555, Charles Donnid Pcttit: 55(5. Francis Lafnyetto Elder; 557. J. R. Bell n: 558. oatnuel ( Sherlock- Holmes; 559. Henry Eoolry n; :V>0. James P'nleasant Rambo; r>01. Bruce Mitchell: ^62, •Elmer Battles; 5G3. Eura V. Stone; 534. Ira Otto Alexander. 5SB. Charlie C. Gunn; 566, Joe Martin Rhodes; 5G7, Mitchell Zeidcn Saliba; 5S8. TheJma Howard Pankcy: r>ti!). James Wesley Williford: 57o. ciaudl Sharp n; 571. Ervin C;UT; f>72, Charlie Wilson Chism: 573. James Roy Ovcrlon: 574, James* Goodlow u; .575, WH: RY NIA SIKVICt. INC. T. M. «G. U. S. P*T Off Tin "ivm« notice, sir—J Know where J can gel a .heller 0 uosilion." . .

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