The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 13, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 13, 1940
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEViLLE COjiJRiER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO. , H. W. HA1NES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL P. NORRIS, AdverUalDf Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, Published Every Afternoon Except Sundaj Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Elytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, 16c per weeki or 65c per month. w By mail, within a radius of 50 miieg, J3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 75c for three month*; by mail in postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, J10.00 per year, payable in advance. A Nad Mind at ff'ork Otto Abetz i.s in no way an admirable character. It was he who acted as a sort of Nazi espionage chief in Paris while posing as a friend of the French". It was he who was kicked out by the republic shortly before the war. In the days of French adversity, he came back triumphantly as German ambassador. Now they are telling an anecdote about him.' A German film actress was boasting that in making a German film, they often employed 30,000 extras. An * American replied that in "Hollywood they often used 50,000. When he heard ' this, Abetz is supposed to have said angrily: -. "Why didn't she tell the man that we in Germany are now making 'Les Miserables' with a cast of 80,000,000?" Be the story true or not, the facts are as stated. Cut December's Dvcitli Toll The National Safety ^Council appeals ~:: to motorists and pedestrians alike to ~ cut the appalling traffic death toll that ^7- usually comes with-the. holidays. Last T- year 3540 persons were killed in December traffic.' r.. - The council lays a large part of the ; ^ blame upon bad weather, more hours "J-iOi" darkness and the Christmas holiday rush-, , It urges .'everybody to balance ,.. 1 -4 arkn ^ 3s and- bad -'weather'.with less and more caution. /JB.ilfeJhat is ough. There are: twd'^.iroff^laws the motorist 1 should observe: If you drink, don't drive. ' If you drive, don't drink.- ( For pedestrians there are laws too: Don't jaywalk. - Doift ignore; traffic lights. v . - /Don't try to oytspeed an automobile. ;'.-"if. everybody will just use a little ;common sense this year, Merry Christ;^.as---will...ha>re : -a better chance to live ,.• up to its name.' The.United .States i« in the peculiar position, that although it is not in the European war, it has been forced to adopt a "defense economy," and will be Faced with all the problems of deflation of that economy when the emer- picj; ends, even if it succeeds in keep- mg out. .The fact that our viewpoint i s not jet clouded by active belligerency makes it possible lo givg Ati Q that eventual shift back to omy which must come peace econ- sonic 'time. OUT OUR WAY Henco the suggestion is especially valuable that has been placed before the American Society of Mechanical En&i- neecis by William L. Batt, former president. Batt wants a board set up right now to plan how industries expanded beyond normal may be geared to produce a better living in time of peace. We knovv, As well as we know anything, ; ; that such a problem will come. If anything could bo more sensible than to set about solving it as far as possible in advance,- We don't know what it would te. •50 THEY SAY The next day 15,000' telegram^ came tumbling down en Washington, saying "Give the. destroyers to Great Britain." They never knew what hit them.—William Alieir White, describing the sensational success of his "Defend America, by Aiding, the Allies" Commiltee. * * * I have a definite, impression that the people of tiiis country do**not understand either tlie sisse.or the Pressing urgency of, the defense undertaking.-William L. Batt, former president to the Amcrtcan Society of Mechanical Engineers * » * You might as well realize that we are not going to turn the pages of .progress back and repeal social law. to balance the government' b>udget,-*ecretary of Commerce Jesse Jones to me insurance executives:' * * * To bo caught by a raid-when you're in the bath-tub ls completely awiul._Eri c Sevareid foreign correspondent, in Current History * * * An idle army ha, Always been a menace to •re.—Admiral Yates Sterling, u. S. N.. rc- BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COCKIER NEWS SIDE GLANCES Guard Against 'Flu There is no reason at ail to bo panicky about the epidemic 1 of influenza reported in the west. Reports indicate that it isi not the severe type the country has known in the past to its cost. Nevertheless any such epidemic is serious enough to demand the co-operation of every man, woman and child. The ordinary cold may easily develop into more serious influenza, and therefore should not be regarded lightly, but immediately treated. The open air, warm clothing and shoes, ..exercise, and general sensible living without excesses of food or drink are all factors in helping to dodge "flu." We look to doctors and public health physicians to check these epidemics. But without co-operation from' everybody their task is magnified. Now is the time 'to swat that sniffle. Want and Plenty Nobody is under any illusion that the world is being well-run at "present but its insane-asylum aspect is under- 'ined by the discussions of a group of agricultural experts recently held in New York. 'We must%ry very hard to increase the amount of food we eat, they said- because, export.'-of'food is continuing to decline. This, in 'the face of talk of • widespread food shortages in Europe this winter. c Producers of export crops, they predicted, must turn more and more to- other products that can be used here;. The dilemma-,we have^aced .for" years}** of food .surpluses- whilei people did not : have enough to eat, has now been expanded on a world-wide scale. COUt IMP BY NEA SERVICE. Tfct T. M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1940 "For my Christmas, I want you to tell my son you've run out of bicycles for Hie time being." HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis 1940 BY KtASHVICE. INC T. M. HEC. U. S. MT. OFF. "Now kin 1 150 home?" f2-(3 Selective*-"'Service (Editor's Note: Below is published ,a list of registrants .is 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 A 625, Kcrmit • Mzirson Larkins; 626. George Franklin Carmorr 627 • Roy-Newell West; 628, Henry Moodv Barnes n; 629. Nolcn Lswis tang- i ley; 630. Robert Lindley n; im Willie Wilson n: 632, Hershef Harold Martin; (J33. - Rubes Henry Berry; 634, Cliah Hairy Smith; 635, Jewel Harold Overtoil; John Parker Doss. 637. Lyman Moody; 638, Charli* Williams ,n; 639. Walter Allen Henson; 6-iO. Harrison ArJ.sib rr G36. 641, Marshall HSys Blackard; 642 Colic Dennis n; 643, Benjamins Buckner n; 644. Jim Deaner- 5:5. Ernest Fowler n; 646, John Lefor- age St. Clair n; 647, Clarence Starnes; 648. Thomas Handy n. Board B 1C01. oamuel David Mconey; 1002. Benjamin Thomas McArthur; 1003. R. B. Lu-as; 1G04. Elbert South; 1C05. Johnnie Grain n: 1005. Albert Kimble n; 1007. Earl Ray Holland; 1008, Lonnic Merle Duiikin; 1009. Eugene Brandon Hill: 1010. Charley Clinton Wallace; 1012. J. W. Ellis. 1013. J»mcs Paul Laffarett; 1014, Sam Miller: 1035. Eddie Lawsheen; 1016, William Eari Dunn; -1017, Lois Westmoreland; 1018, Charles •Samuel- Vaugn; 1019. Dewaird Grant Huckabce: 1020, Stanley Envin McRae: 1021. R. Lse McAdoo; 1C22. Homer Monroe Robertson; 1023. James Arther Brown; BY OREN ARNOLD DUDE COLLEGE Nomtoiie , f lariat loop had snaked out gracefully and true despite the darkness. It settled over the rider's shoulders. Wes whipped his right arm backward to jerk it tight and thus an an instant the ridet's arms were pinioned to his sides. Wes dug in his heels; "Oh-h-hu-u~u-uh!" The response was a weird little staccato squeal of fright, almost feminine. Plump—down the unsaddled /rJiier fell. The horse snorted and jumped off to one side. Wes was already running. ' The last few feet he literally dived and landed squarely on the dark form, there on the ground. " "Take it easy!" he growled. •" But-the victim declined to obey. The,person became a wildcat of flailing legs. One knee struck Wes a terrific blow in the face. A heel drove hard into his ribs. The defender.was far from helpless, even if arms and body were in a tight lariat loop.. His victim, however, was noticeably smaller than Wes had expected, and' in spite of the writhing, breathing, scrapping resistance Wes found that he could hold the rope tight and finally get a half-hitch around the ankles He drew this tight, too, but—already he was beginning to sense something. "D-darn you, if—if r» The victim gasped that much while struggling, and Wesley York froze. Standing now, he suddenly was motionless, mouth open in astonishment. The figure at his feet sail fought the rope furiously, and for an endless moment Wes just stood there disbelieving his own ears. Then all at once he knew for sure! J'Ronnie! he breathed. "K-Ron- it off her, his. hands shaking and his voice quivering as he tried every conceivable way to apolo- giEe. When he had her on her feet again she literally had to interrupt him. "Gee-mi-nee, Wes, you scared me out of 10 years' growth, but I don't think I'm badly hurt. I must have thumped you pretty hard once, though, didn't I? I tried my best to! I would surel} have killed you if I could!" "I— I— naturally! I even expected it, Ronnie. I—" "So you' fought like a bear Goodness, Wes, I'd hate to have you for an enemy if this is the way you treat your friends! But what we—?' ? "Yes, Ronnie! I was, uh, trailing Lona Montoya. She—" "So was I." "Hunh?" nie! * * * gHE stopped fighting. Bent almost double there on the ground, she lifted her head to see him better in the night glow. "Is it—is it—?" Oh, Wes!" He couldn't possibly have been more contrite. He was almost pitiful. Delicately, tenderly, as if she were now extremely fragile, he released the lasso and slipped been snooping on Lona since that day in the Canyon. This afternoon I saw her get,a horse from the stables and ride away. Andre Girardeau was with me at the time, but as soon as I could shake him I got a horse and followed. I wasn't sure which way she went but I just acted on a hunch," "Oh Oh, lordy, Ronnie, you are certainly—!" "But, Wes, weren't you curious about all that, too? Interested? And—don't you remember it was near here that I had a scrap with five Japanese?" "But you, Ronnie, coming out alone—!" She laughed a bit. "Fooey on that! I bet you'd have me sit home and knit long underwear! He sighed. No man ever seemed to y'm an argument with Ronica Bailey. He went to catch up her horse again and when he helped her remount he noted that she was utterly at ease. His own chin, by contrast, was aching; almost surely he would have to face the indignity of dark bruises again! They talked over the situation at length and decided to go back home, after all. In the fighting they might have been heard. If far ahead in the delay anyhow. It would be too risky in every sense to try further snooping tonight in Rainbow Canyon, so Wesley got his own horse and they started back to Pueblo. * * * • . - [ECAUSE it was not much out of their way to go by his home, .Wes led them there before going to the stables. He went inside a moment and came'.put carrying a, pearlrhandled gun. "Ronnie," Ke. spoke- calmly, seriously, "take this pistol and carry it with you- whenever you go any- where. Do you hear me?'' "But, Wes—" "No buts! You do as I say. I won't have you risking your life as you did tonight, unarmed. I don't like for you to risk it any way, but I know you will do as you please. I'm sorry I had to be rough tonight, and if you think there is any further chance of fighting any time, you come direct to me." Ronnie didn't answer. It was, in truth, the first time in such tones. Any New York man who had tried thus to give her orders would have had a saucy reprisal at once. But—oddly— Ronnie Bailey was secretly elated! She didn't even mention that she already owned a pistol. She just let him escort her to the stables and then to her car, and she bade him good-night with a new note of respect. And in his own right, Wesley York also was elated. * * * jjOCTORING facial wounds for a second time—and for a second time making lame but accepted explanations to his mother— the young college instructor reflected that the student Ronica Bailey, for whom he was faculty adviser, was the most extraordinary somebody he had ever" met. She fitted into no known category of co-eds. She was utterly different—and delightful. Courageous? She had done a daring thing, alone; and in a crisis she had fought back like a wild beast. And yet half an hour later she was, save for disheveled hair and clothing and a few bruises of her own, as serene and lovely as ever Contemplation of these thinfj made his night a happy one, ajid the glow of satisfaction (ami of revived hope), carried over into the next day and the next. It carried, in fact, into the regular weekly faculty meeting in the Commons where the informal talk '(•' included reports on student ac- £' tivities of every sort, such as ev- & ery college faculty has. H Wesley was much interested II when an elderly professor iinex- | pectedly mentioned Ronica's I name, but all in a moment his I [low of satisfaction vanished. ;- ; "We may be losing the Bailey ' firl before the semester is over," his elderly gentleman predicted. 'I just happened to see in a New York paper where she is engaged —here, I clipped it for this meet- hg. She is a national figure in society, you know. This column- st writes of ten'about ^herl Seems he bridegroom will be the; young Frenchman we see with her so often. Named Girardeau." (To Be Continued) 1029, Herman son- ion wiiiinm N p n , nan r W v, at ~ ^ V ° te ° f the House to scrutinize ! the President/ • • . »S; 1032. ^^^^^ } ^^^^^^^\ Woodrum doubt, any-important 1C33, Winer Bryeans- 1034 Lerov noinK rr tviaf i<^>? -^ saungs can be made by Gibson n; 1035. Willie Williams n" i it mShahiv \?^n'f possible-and down on regular appropriations. 103G, Woodrow Wilson McDonald'- ministration ?•? JZJ™* the ad- long as 1037. Melvin Everett TrimTYintn I fiihl n? already moving to . bureau or agency in existence arid waett TimD i,«kn j fight the program-interested mem- | gives it a job to do. that agency nrnhahlu «.,n ral]y around • must have money g^^ sujns ^ Tripp unkn. , Fred.Williams n; 1039. Taft bers probably will Hcndrix Kitchens: 1040, John Travis Fields; 1041. James Albert DUcon; 1042. William Warren Edwards; 1043, Charley Joseph 'Patterson; 1044. Robert Lee Bowman n; 1C45. James Alfred Simes; 1046. Oilie Ralph Baugus; 1047. L. H! Harper; 1048, Clarence Columbus McCord; 1049, Harold Bruce Bley; 1050. Fred Douglass Patterson. • BRUCE CATION IN WASHINGTON By BRUCE CATTON Courier News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. Dec. is. —- A cloud no larger than a 'man's hand is beginning to rise in front of the administration's projected spending program at the next session of Congress. 1024. Paul Dan Eallarcl; 1025. John ' Everybody agrees that defense ! appropriations will be as generous ^^ 1? Y tARs I SEEM OM THE DAV SHIFT TILL I'M NJEXT IM U WE FeR _ YOUR, ^-^F YOU STEPPED UPORV v OR. SOMETHIW! I'D BE WILL BE AHEAP OF ME FER. BUT GUVS WITH TOO MUCH EXPERIENCE AIW'T SO GOOD OM THE DAY SIDE. VOLJ MEAKJ "THEV'RE TOO GOOP--FER. THE BULL'S PEACE OF MINE?/ THE MIGHTT SIDE: t HE BOLL OF THE WOODS IfrJ. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE Ellis Tlirasher. 1026, Thomas Orv n: 1027, Lawrence McVay Dunwoody; 1028. Major Hoople A, 2A vvtu.L.jNS'ELL/ ALL READY P HIS , AND IT CLOSER to RuTM f}4A.Nj OF |4iS &TE.LLGTME ABOUT SU6tM£5S BE1N5G BAD BECAUSE SO MUCH CUTTHRCA1 LMOW NICE DEHP they were last summer, if not more so. But lines .are beginning to form for real opposition to other forms of spending. More important, there is going to be determined nnd effective resistance to even defense spending of the blank check type. j At the moment this opposition centers in the able person of Congressman Clifton Woodrum of Virginia, CHIC of.the most influential members of the appropriations committee and a long-standing leader of the economy bloc. Standing with him. in all probability, will be Senator Pat Harrison of Mississippi, boss of the Senate Finance Committee. Other important figures in both houses will bo lined up. INFORMAL GROUP i MIGHT RE SET UP Strategy will be to try to get members of the House Appropriations and Ways and Means Committee to agree on a general program for economy. Such a program, a.s Woodrum .seas it, would have two principal points: 1—To prevent any unnecessary expansion or extension of regular government services or New Deal agencies under the guise of defense measures. 2—To keep appropriations down to v budgci, estimates in all cases. making sure that all moneys appropriated 20 tor specific purposes ; and arc not lumped together to be j .spent, at the adminsitration's discretion. If the UOUMC leadership could be brought to okay a program, a __- t * ^ ...-»v* L --~--*^--v, 4 .i. iv *.i\ - j, ^JUiniL OLUilO liitl V Woodrum in a more or less infor- | be whittled off here and there mai committee or bloc to do the ' perhaps, but the savin same sort of job. Point is that if the bulk of the Appropriations and Ways and Means Committee members *o along with this idea, as seems likely.- such an informal committee would be almost as effective as one set, up by action of the whole House. CLAIMS CONGRESS CAN HURRY Woodrum is especially emphatic about the blank check matter. "There's no need for that sort of appropriation, \vitrf Congress. here fill the time." he says. "They can get money quickly in any emergency through regular channels. I his fall, for example, the defense commission people put in a hurry- up call for money for defense housing. They appeared before the Appropnacions Committee at 10 one corning and explained that the matter was urgent, that each dav counted, we took the item they were concerned about out of the deficiency bill and rushed it Bv 6 the next evening it had passed is insignificant. His big objection to the blank check system is that a comparatively modest sum can be allocated to start a new program which, eventually, will cost a huge total. Milliners in Vermont Restricted by Bird Law RUTLAND, vt, (UP)—Vermont's . latest feminine hats may. be. decorated with crow, or even sparrow feathers. ..... . State game wardens have warned '• J : Vermont milliners who sell haUs "( adorned with pheasant or other { game bird plumage that they are « breaking a state law. The law pro-^ | hibite sale of any part of wild I birds except the sparrow, starling. | crow, hawk, snowy owl blackbird, | great horned owl or kingfisher. | Known as the "world's most clan- | gerous snakes." " king cobras arn i among the easiest of all ;makcs to f tame. FinVNY BUSINESS "Doing double duly. I '.A^qyJEA SERVICE. ISC. figured I could shorten my £9.a?. Jo, SKL-iUpnlhsI" 1

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