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THE BEYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOB COURIER NEWS CO. ' H; W. HAINES, Publisher •& GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor 'SAMUEL P." NORRIS,"Advertising Manager . ,8016 National Advertising Representatives- Wallace w;tmer. Co.,' New York, Chicago Detroit, Atlanta,' Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as J=*cond 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, I5c per week, or 65c per nibnth. . By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. •Do They Still Read It has been the part of wisdom in Germany during the past few years to have a copy of Adolf Hitler's "Mem vKampf" lying about the house, preferably in a conspicuous place of honor. Do they read that strange book in Germany now, one wonders? Do they read it in Russia, and in Japan, v and in Italy? It would be interesting to'know, because there is some 'mighty interesting reading there — reading made rnore rather than less interesting'as events have unrolled. . ; -'The' book was ' written in 1923. It would be strange, of course, if 17 years •had not ati all-changed the 'opinion of its author, -or of.any man. Yet there are fascinating passages which would, one thinks, make absorbing reading in /Germany, Japan, Italy, and Russia. For instance: FOR THE GERMANS: "Coalition successes, by the very manner of their ^origin, harlior"the germ for the later jcrumbHrigVoff . . ?' Axis enthusiasts, full of zip••:,ab'6ut the German-Italian- Japanese coalition, should like that. FOR THE JAPANESE: "England would be doomed," were she to stand alone. Hence they anxiously reach out for the yellow h'st and cling to an alliance which. ^vieAvcrl mcially. is perhaps -•irresponsible . . /'Grip the : Hitler hand more /irmly. 0 Japanese, with your ' "yellow (1st." FOR THE RUSSIANS: "We must never forget that the regents of present-day Russia -are common bloodstained criminals; that here is the scum of humanity... . . a nation which combines a rare mixture of bestial horror with an inconceivable gift of -lying . .-." Ah, there, Comrade Molotoft', you nftjst come over again sume time soon! FOR THE ITALIANS: "'As far as I am concerned personally, I could here guarantee with a clear conscience that 'I could still muster 'sufficient courage to participate in the victorious c'dn- quest of the South Tyrol . . ." True Hitler said this mockingly to the "parliamentarians" ^ hated, taunting them lor then- unwillingness to fight for the Tyrol but Mussolini know/Hi tier has not forgotten this once-German territory. Yes, "Mcin Kampf is still 0(] reading. It should have been read more carefully in Europe and here nianv vc»rs ago. * ' BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIEU NEWS Revising Our Sitiules We used to say "curse'd iik'c a trooper/' or, more recently, "cursed like a stevedore" or "like a triick ; driver." Those hackneyed old similes need revising, according to Arthur S.' Colbbrne, New Yok president of the Anti-Profanity League. 'Now it's the 'women, and especially "society women" who do the inost fliient cursing,'Colbornc says. We trust he means "cafe, society," assuming that there's any'difference. At any rate it is interesting to note his suggestion that bad language is most prevalent among those who should, in theory at least, know better. We apologize to cavalryman/ dockman, and trucker. Hereafter, let the simile be "cursed like a night-club debutante." Publication in this column of editorials froin other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but to an acknowledgment'or interest la the subject* discuasefi. Anglo-Saxon Grit- Fooled The Nazis Despite his phenomena] triumph; Hitler is -not clc.se to winning the war. The" ^perfect" plans or Pier. Kauahofer. the man who docs 'the' thinking for the Fuehrer, reveal a -'flaw which threatens to upset the entire structure- of "Germany's successes. The learned brain 'triislers -of the Geopolitical Institute "at Munich have mLs'cnlcu- latcd on tu'o important items: England's readiness to fight to the last nan. and the determination or the United States to withstand- any threat to its democratic form of life. After painstakingly -charting blueprints which divide the -globe into spheres of 'German. 'Italian and Japanese influence. Hitler has found to his bewilderment, that his scholars completely misjudged the 'Anglo-Saxon psychology. When the FuehreiVitfec'hariized units reached Pans, and ^Marshal. Petain • plodded 'for ''mercy the German general start - considered its work done. Ail its neat 'packaged 'of maps, charts and Plans had been used up. There were no plans for the battle of Britain, for the simple reason Uut ^En gland, was not supposed' V keep up the nght without a continental ally. The fnie of England ' would" be sealed whenever the Fuehrer would push the Button. But days weeks and months passed. Hitler pushed the but L on--and nothi »K happened. 'The ; miracle or London 'had' come to pass, like the , mirubfe of the Marne 26 years ago. , A lew days after'; the! fall of ' Paris- "the " President W the United States appointed to the posts . of -secretary of War and • Secretary of Navy two men -known ;to Germany as undamited adversV nes of. Nazism, men who .could ^ be caught off guard by ,ny empty-- phraseology 'on peace ad c O p crahon ;T , e appointment of Knox and Stimsoivwas interpreted in .Berlin^ mt^ ««^ P'n* for action, preliminary to entering the ring It was j, e exchange 'deal -of the 50 destroyers -through which the •United States acquired naval and air bases j n Newfoundland. thc : Bahamas SIDE GLANCES . 1W W HCA SERVICE. IMC.' T. M. MC. U. 8. PAT. Off. "You don't mind little Frankie, I hope-he can't help if, his father's a book critic." decided Hitler lo spring Tokyo alliance without' fnr t . hci - aelny Hausl^e, Ila . ^ -. ^ .^^ if. Japan would make warlike gestures in the chrection of North A menc> the power, and would curtail its active Bllt il ^ effect in America, arid production of airplanes for Britain waa redoubled Th Uni States se cms lo -have uncovered the Haw I t ^crman p lttns /0 r world conquest Nazi Inhld docs ]iQl rcac( . cmei , THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1940 DUDE CdLLEGE BY OREN ARNOLD knew about Lona; that Lona am would keep him unrevealed from ,.^"-"-J vAftui* j_/\^AiC* I Andre Girardeau were friends. Uma - . Kn owing that she would WES MAKES A CATCH CHAPTER XX J)URING the few days since (hey had discovered the significant cache in Rainbow Canyon, Wesley had barely mentioned it to Ronnie at all. I n truth, he was gravely disturbed. He wondered it he should simply make light of it so as to prevent Ronnie Bailey from doing something foolhardy again. "She is very impulsive," he told himself. "She went with Mr. THIS CURIOUS WORLD CLAWS, HOOFS, AKJD HORNS COPR. 1WO BY NEA SERVICE. i*OOLT> i; WAS -UMCOVERED JfsJ T Nt. REG US "AT OFF ANSWER: Carolina Moon. Wafcish : Moon. Pale Mcon.- Harvest Moon NEXT: Where docs the word "sleuth" come from? CATTON^S WASHINGTON COLUMN co every emer e cncy. „ „ this differ =.'== ;:-;; (age in favor of the democracies -By Pi clT e v an Passen in j By BRUCE CATTON j Courier News Washington Correspondent ; WASHINGTON. Dec. 12.—A ut<ie noticed part of the defense program is being carried on by doctors w>o have been given the job of findm- some way of enabling the nutria rr of the Border Patrol to arrest some Japanese and i" -•' Wes interrupted his thoughts snapped his fingers. ''Gosh!" he breathed, aloud He had been sitting at his office desk with a book on primitive Indian cultures before him/but he hadn't read much. Now he forgot the book altogether.- '. Here was an array of assorted facts which suddenly had slipped a little closer together: Ronnie Bailey, daughter of an airplane manufacturer just'moved to New Mexico. Five Japanese .shooting at her not far from Rainbow Canyon, and being captured by the Federal Border Patrol. United States Army officers arriving to "test a priceless new bomb sight on the isolated plains. Andre Girardeau seen coming from Lona Montoya's apartment, and Andre Girardeau apparently' intimate with the Baileys and with the army officers as well. Lona Montoya seen meeting a strange man in Rainbow Canyon. * * * rfflE facts didn't quite add up, didn't dovetail. But they did alarm him. He realized too that lie alone knew all these facts, and this weighed heavily. Added in- formation—rriost important of all really—was that Ronnie Bailey had violet eyes, and hair that shone with tHe.deep rich glint of youth and healthfulhess, and an incomparably pretty smile. These latter phenomena, no doubt, could be claimed by other young women somewhere but Wesley had never encountered them, or at least had never been aware of them. But one was constantly aware of Ronnie Bailey even in one's most intimate thoughts! He wondered if he should/go at once and tell Ronnie what he TT u• „ - < He had merely seen Andre leaving the-place. It might have been just a date. Any other implication was purely a matter, of suspicion so far, Wes reminded himself To tell Ronnie iabout if would be a spiteful act of a love rival Because he wanted to th'ihfc these things out, Wes left the cam pus at 5 p.m., walked to the University stables, and took out hi horse. He said he would ride for half an hour or so before supper time. *^ But he was less than a mile ou Arroyo del Rey when the magnificence of sundown assailed him so he dismounted and sat on ^^» IA**^ oak uii c rocky point to enjoy the show Suddenly, though, the stillnes< was broken by a sound of hoofs He turned to look. "Why-it's Lona!" he murmured. * * * JJE expected her to see him and come by. Then he noted that !? e £a£ unconsciously come out the Rainbow Canyon trail a ways before turning off. here to dismount, and that Lona herself was j ld j ng down th at trail as if with definite purpose. She did not look toward him. His own horse lifted his ears and head as if to" whinny an i«^ es ' <* uickl y grabbed its nose! Whoa, boy, ho-o-o-6-o," he soothed the animal. In five minutes Lona was out of sight, winding among cacti and mesquite and yucca growths, over and around- ground rises, and Wesley York was staring after her with a quizzical frown. "She had a pack and a pistol and a canteen," he told himself. "Hers will be more thari'a short ride. I— I wonder — " All at once he mounted his own horse and swung down the trail to follow her. The thought of shadowing Lona Montoya or anybody else was somewhat distasteful, but Wesley consoled himself with reasoning that he was a faculty member with, responsibilities, and that certain other definite suspicions were strong enough to justify his actions now. "He rode carefully to 'keep just out of sight, pausing often to listen and. to ' walk ahead for brief reconnaissance. He wished that he had brought his own pack arid canteen, but he had riot anticipated a long desert ride. One thing 'oh his saddle was-' the /lariat rope which always stayed tied there. In a short time the sun's' great display had ended, and twilight moved quickly into night. Wesley welcomed the darkness. It push right along, he kept his own horse walking fast, ,or sometimes in a slow gallop, and'when he had neared the sloping. terrain that led down into RainbowjCanyon itself,, he;stopped and:dismounted. Safer now, he. reasoned, to proceed afoot, especially since he wasn't at all sure what'he would do if he did see Lona enter the Canyon cave again. He was tying his horse in some brush and carefully noting the immediate landmarks in order to find it again, when the animal lifted its ears and head as it had done once before this evening. Now, though, the beast looked back up. trail, toward home. "What is it, fellow?" Wes whispered, ' The horse gave no further sign. Just listened. But that \vas enough; Wes knew from years of experience that a horse's nose and ears are keen, dependable. Somebody else, was coming, surely; a third rider was on the Rainbow Canyon- trail and Wes reasoned that it would be either .of two men, one a stranger and one-known to him. * * * WISHING that he had brought his pistol at least, Wes nevertheless decided to take action without it. 'Quietly he unslung his lariat rope, petted his horse to soothe it, and walked back up the trail 50 yards or so. When he caught a glimpse of the approach- ng rider, he crouched out of sight His heart was beating rapidly, and he had to force down a certain urge to get panicky. "This is no child's play," he reminded himself. "Whoever the' man is meeting Lona, he would all me as sure as sin. And yet by heaven I shall do this thing! 1 ' Even before he caught a closer rn ? S f. of the rider>s silhouette, ves felt sure lie knew who it was He was humped over in a rock shadow, waiting. It would take •jood aim to throw a lariat loop ccurately in the starlight, but hen the man's bulk should be vi«- ble against the sky, and Wes tnew something of roping. Rop- ng is fundamental to a man ranch eared. He' allowed the rider to pass horse walking fast. Then—sws-s-s' sws-s-s-s-s, sws-s-s-s-s — three rapid 'twirls of the loop and— throw! He saw his loop dart out and settle with perfect aim around the rider's shoulders. Then Wes dug m his heels:for the jerk he knew was coming. ., planes and aerial warfare inflict on airplane pilots. A health and medical committee has been set up under the defense commission, with army, navy and Public Health Service experts cooperating. This committee studies routine problems connected with learning what sort of person is best fitted to be a pilot, and also is tackling several brand new riddles made >*icute bv current war u , t , experiences current .\ai but Ule (hvcj . stm hag tQ sto ^ 0 a nf f . halfway up. and "taper off— ±? 5 *K" IC rm0st ., P«ssing of (which, again, the aviator just can't divers, sand-hogs and others who work under high atmospheric rressures. WORK ON PRESSURE 'SUIT A modern fighting- plane can climb several thousand feet in a minute. The pilot who ascends rapidly from sea level to two or hi-ee miles altitude undergoes a iudclen change in pressures such is a diver would encounter if he came up from great depths too rapidly. The army put Capt. Harry Arm- irong- to \vork on the problem at Wright Field. The navy called in ;ts expert on deep-sea pressure problems, Lieut. Commander Aloert R. Behnke. and Dr. Ben Jones of the Public Health Service. It's a tough nut to crack. The diver avoids the bends by coming up slowly, giving his system time to adjust itself to the decreasing pressure. An aviator climbing fast to get above an enemy bomber can't- wait. Behnke had found that a diver avoids a lot of trouble " (To Be Continued) if oxygen Ls mixed with" tiis air; these is the fact that fighting pilots nowadays are subject to the "bends"—that painful and crip- malady familiar to deep-sea Hoople , - --0 .--»» .IKIIKHI body to stand up under the terrific strains which modern high-speed pling OCR BOARDING HOUSE 'AT'5 GOOFY- US SHOPPINJ' WHE\J WE'RE 100 SHORT TO SEE AWYTHiNG/ JlS PICK 'OU OUT A SHOPPED. PICKS TOA\ORRO\^'S TUE BIG OAV,EM, MAJOR? IT'LL BE Q.OIT& A TO BE ON\ TME. TABLE AFTER you PATROMtZE INDLJSTRV, MAJOR, DEfv\AND A LOCAL X SUPPOSE THE ETW£ WILL SMELL LIKE FRESH AIR.' AFTER INiThlE OWLS CLUB ALL UP— HER. AM' VOU'LL SEE PLEMTY ' N16HTTS UNDER IT/ 1 do. Right now the experts are tryin to figure out some sort of pressure suit for the flyer. Trouble with that, so far. j s that as the flyer climbs his suit blows up with the internal air pressure. If the fabric doesn't give, the thing gets so i rigid the man can't bend 'his arms j or legs. Present problem is to find some way of making a pressure suit with articulated -joints—which will probably leave the flyer looking like a man from Mars. FATIGUE ALSO rROIlLEM Centrifugal force is another ! queer problem. The uHra-maneu- verable modern plane gives the pilot a bad beating in that respect. Practical effect of application of centrifugal force is to increase a man's weight. A goon plane can withstand 14-G. as the experts put it—centrifugal force equivalent to increasing' its weight H times. The pilot can only stand 6-G. When the pressure goes above that—as it can in a .sudden turn, abrupt climb, or what-not—the pilot blacks cut. Even when the pressure isn't (great enough t, 0 make him lose 1 consciousne.s-s he's likely to feel tired, so that the effort "of moving a hand or a foot Is almost too much fcr him. ' Pttin. ordinary fatigue is still another puzzler. The Combination of nerve strain, physical \veari- nc-ss and Um tror and excitement of "an "aem! liab* ran do rnieer things to a Pvfrr. The British have noticed this ^specially A •• 'pilot returns from a raid over Germany. Fine clear night, smooth, well- lighted airport waiting for him - . . but he cracks up in landing. Selective Service .(Editor's Note: Below is published a list of registrants HS they arc sent questionnaires by Mississippi county's three ' draft boards. Earlier groups have already been published in their order number and others will follow Board ,\ 601, Rex Marvel; G02. Andrew Rodgers n; 603, Raymond Mayfield Kruiz; 604. Keriiiet Brackin: 605 Leonard Wesley Townsend; 60S William Henry Rial; 607, Sterling Davis n; 608. Calvin Clifton Bar! nett; 609. Isaac Martin rr Gift Lcnzy Davis Jr. n; 611. Haywodcl Parks u ; 612. Charlie Doss Nolen. 613. Loyd Hickerson; 614. Johnie Russell McCammon; 615, Ernest Joe Roberts: 616. Alfonso Chancy iv 621, Albert Stokes n; 622, ohelton " . Branscum; 623, " William Dewey Bynum; 624. Bernard Francis McDevitt. N v Board B 976, Finch Ragsdale Priese; 077. iiiiie Kemp; 978, Roosevelt Jen-- nings n; 979, John -Thomas Handover; 980, Dee Hcaley; 981, R'obcrt Dee Hardin; 382. Corbett Lcvon •Stockton; 983. Buddy Robert Davis; 984, Ellis Eugene Prichard; 985. Elmer Willis Overtoil; 986, Amel Mathew Baldridge; 987. Howard Manuel Hoskins. 988, William Herbert Bingham; S89. Gustbff- Sylvester Evans; 990 Ulus ,S. Blankenship: 991, .^eo R'ochester. Hammett; 992. Jesse Bailey; 993, Wiley Andrew Tate- 994. Hugh Ellery Miles; 995. Vernon Brock; 996. Jessie Willard Walker; 997. Woodrow Wilson Funderburk; 998. Curtis Willard Henson; 999, William Jennings Cooksey; 1000. 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