The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 14, 1940
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHJBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher , J. GRAHAM SUDBUEY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second 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, 15c per week, or 65c per month. .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. - ; •NYA Helps Youth To Help Himself . The National Youth Administration oilers a «?ood opportunity to unemployed youths to learn the rudiments of carpentry, and something about the task ol. the brick mason in the construction of ah NYA building at the high school here. Any youth between the ages of 16 and- 24 can receive 814.70 for 70 hours work a month on the project. The NYA does not require, as do so many government .agencies or activities, that those taking- part be. in effect, on' relief. With so many employment opportunities requiring virtual admission of an "on relief status it is agreeable, to find that the NYA program will include any youth, otherwise acceptable, regardless oC the '.''financial, background of himself or family^ .Employment on this project is not confined to residents of Blytiieville but youths from other communities, such as Manila, Leachville, Dell or the surrounding rural areas, are eligible. It is even possible that some way of trans- • porting youths from such points to Blytheville daily might be worked out Only boys or young men who arc not in school are ! acceptable on this particular NYA project. For those attending school there may . still be -some openings in another NY A project ; ; An NYA program, announced recently, provides part-time employment for girls while, they., are vbein^ '-.trained', in • general office work. ' " ~ It is undertakings such as that will go a long way toward improving the lot of Young America. It is concrete interest in the "welfare of the people 7 ' expressed in a definite manner and one that .should bolster faith in a govern- im:nt primarily "for the people," Medals For Civilians War, while it briny* out son)e o( man's. lowest instincts/also brings to the surface some of his best. Against all the horror, the suftermg, the degradation, must be set off the heroism the selt-sacril-ice, the sheer courage and, love which stand out amid the hatred Uinil destruction. Britain has done well to establish a new. medal, the George (.TOSS, for civilian heroism, Ranking with the famoUJ5 Victoria Cross, this new decoration is to So to those who in civilian pursuit* have shown qualities of selflessness and brav- For here, untrained, unprepared civilians are suddenly plunged into carnage as terrible as that of any battlefield,, with the added horror that they must face it without being able to lift a finger in their own defense. Heroism and courage under such circumstances are doubly admirable, doubly worthy of any reward they may receive. Think for a moment of a certain little old London scrub-woman described by an American cot-respondent in that beleaguered city. She was in a shelter that was bombed, and had to be pulled out. But she was at work the next'morning—back at the un-inapirational job of scrubbing the floors of a London hotel. Next she was in the basement of a house that was bombed, and was dug out only after three hours' frantic work by rescue crews. Again she was on the job the next morning-. Still a third time she was in the crypt of a church which also was bombed, ami a third time she was back at work in the morning—on time. Nothing inspirational about her work to bring her back—nothing but drudgery; yet she returned three times to do her job precisely as though she had been the prime minister himself. There are thousands like her in today's war, and who shall say they do not deserve medals as much, at least, as soldiers? In fact, even in time of peace, why should we not reward with public recognition those men and women who serve the Republic well? It does not detract from men who serve bravely and selflessly in the armed forces, to say that there are civilian heroes in wartime as wel], . and even heroes of peace. It is never wrong to give every possible recognition to all who serve well their'fellowmen. Hatch Patch % The suggestion that the Hatch Act needs some patching up at some points is well re-enforced by certain figures revealed by the Pittsburgh Press, which surveyed the Pennsylvania political battlefield while the wreckage was still .strewn about. \ The. Hatch Act limits expenditure oi •: any. one > party in^a 'national .election'to V $3,000,000. .But the Press' surveir concluded that various Republican state, local, committee and club organizations spent ?2,500,000 in Pennsylvania alone. Unite legal, of course, because the spending was not done by the nation*1 l^'-ty. Joseph Pew,-the party's PC- ' '-r^ and hi>S family a!o1 * Kuve oOO to .15 different committees Press estimates, and lent $81 146 more. That _ 1Jal .fc O f the Hatch Act aimed «l restricting the political activities of "'"^holders may have had S0 n, e good clloct Ihe part restricting the political acdv.l.y of money obviously has n'ol * SO THEY SAY ^ inc function of democracy, unlike totalitarian ,<ncmmcms. is lo train .men-little men as wcll •*to_g men-noi.ror subjugation, but for mdl I'tos. U. S. Supreme * * war has ever been like [his t my hnir anc! nor 1U I tol- a haircuL-WiHJam Zorach. sculptor SA'rURDAV, DECEMBER -14, 1940 SIDE GLANCES If Q*ratt '^mM^smj^K^m COP*. 1MO BY N£A SERVICE. INC. T. M a£G. U. S. PAT. OFF BY OREN ARNOLD DUDE COLLEGE "I don't think you'll have any Iroublc gelling a date, young man—our phone hasn't rung all duy!" • HOLD EVERYTHING Lewis CPU. 1940 BY HEA SERVICE. IHc'T.'M. RtG. U. S. PAT. CTf "Wolla life! 1 used lo lose my shin bellin' on 'cm, an f now 1 gotta, in uuicuro 'em I" Selective Service (Editor's Note: Below is published ;i Jisl. of registrant* .ts they are .senl questionnaires by Mississippi county's three draft boards. Earlier groups have already been published in their order number unri ol.her.s will follow. > (n.'f. Drsivc JoFeph Lorio Jr.; (574.. Phillip Morciand TroHemair' (;-•)' Iva Cope: 676. Delects davk jr .677, Joe Crawford n; 678. Bonja- t min Franklin Harirrovc; 67D Willie ! Hunter n: 680. Earsel Columbus (Morris n: 681. Homy Jewel Maliatr ' G82. I-Yank Jacob Peters jr.: Henry Chism Jr. n; e84. Cecil THIRTY VEA^STOO By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE les Pride Jr.; 388, Richard AVam:- elin Becker; '389. Newell William Brighaui; (WO, George Cotton u; 6SL Edward Tom Northcult; (>92 ; W. C. VanBibber Jr.; 693, Herman Hardvil Coihran n; 69-1. David Levorn Smith n; 095. Detroit Odell Ringer n; (595. Curtis Deion Mason, (vin. -John Edward Recidick Jr. n; 630. Tomir Thorn a:; Hnynes: 651. Paul Horton n; &J,. Tcr.sey P. Curtbov n: :55:<. Kmmitt Andrew Hill; G.i'U Willi-im Bnwdcr PriveM: 65^. Elmer Unlmar Chrnowelh; 6f>t«. Ardon Roy Sheppard: <5- ! i7. Abe K'nuiinuhum; 058. Wylie Hit'kmau BryaiU: Jackson Bakor; Gt>0. ley Phillips. 66.1, Virgil IVIonro j Josoeph Nash n; (;H:>. ike Knight <\: Isaac Williofii:- <i; -jti5. Allen While: tii)6. Raymond Virtis Cprdell: f?f>7. Charles Emmiti. Snearin; 663. \Valtcr Henry Alien n: Clarenc!' Franklin Fark.s n: 670. Dan if 1 . Havi.s Russell: 671. , . , *^»i X * v . ^.v ^.u *.\,mc» AlUJt* Hie, dijucovem alie, too, lt«« been iramjia: L«n«. si uc « it I« too late to fliid the 3fexicaa tfrl. they r«- <ur/i Itouie. We* IN elated, heliev«« lUi/uiio cnrcx for him, unttl a faculty member mention* u £o»«ip column rumor of Jber eu£UKeuieut Lo C'irnrdeau. * * * AN INTERRUPTED PAKTY CHAPTER XXII WESLEY YORK, deeply hurt, " told himself all at once that he was tired of endless worrying, Ronica had seemed so fine, so utterly fair with him and charming withal, that he just couldn't envision her being in love with a man like Andre Girardeau. Andre plainly was a playboy of a type nil too common; Wes could hardly /eel that Ronnie had been taken in by him. "I shall demand the truth myself," Wesley suddenly avowed after supper this evening. Wherefore, in characteristic action, he drove immediately out of town in his eld sedan. His car, incidentally, was in much better shape than it had been on his original trip in this direction; its rattles were gone, its motor tuned carefully, and its body really attractive under new paint. He hoped Ronica would notice it. Another car was parked at the Slocking R ranch home when he got there, so Wes knew instantly that .he wouldn't be able to ask Ronnie his point-blank question. His idea had been to demand of her if she really did love Andre Girardeau, and to beg of her to— to—well, he hadn't planned quite that far, but he did hope to inter- i'ere with her "engagement" as announced by the New York columnist. He wished he might tell Ronnie of Andre's meetings with Lona Montoya, but that wouldn't seem diplomatic. He'd have to think of something else. The Rocking R living room—a large hall beautifully done in log beams and Indian rugs and western furniture—was gay with music and laughter. Shyness halted Wes for a moment at the threshhold, but both Mr. Bailey and Ronnie saw him. A moment later he was in the midst of seven Pueblo U. co-eds, lovely girls all, who were bantering him as the only eligible male present to dance with them. Six guests had driven out to visit Ronnie, with no dates tonight be- ciiu-'.o of school ruling. 'lus talk was too rapid for Wes. Temporarily he slipped back into bis old defensive "Quite so," and ^Yes, indeed," and such poor conversational phrases until Teeny Travers, a cute bit from Detroit, grabbed him and literally forced him into jitterbugging. C&od sport at heart, Weg tried it Moreover, he showed some talent—if jitter- .bug steps can be called such—and presently, was actually enjoying himself. No normal man can long remain unhappy amid seven vivacious girls. Finally Ronnie Bailey herself interrupted Teeny and others who had pre-empted Wes. "Goodness, you girls are terrible!" she declared, brightly. "Dr. York came to see me—not you!" 'THAT merely intensified the rivalry. And built up Wesley's spirits even more. The strange delightful stimulant of feminine attention and approval was overwhelming-to him and before 9:30 he found himself doing and saying things he would never have dreamed himself capable of. Just for plain old fun they created new dance steps. They chimed in with radio music and chorused the songs, stopping to improvise new words when they cared to. They cracked jokes and laughed inordinately. They even revived the old game of "handles" whereby you do cute imitations with fingers and hands,/ and Wes himself proved the cleverest of all. In short, an outsider looking in would surely have taken Dr Woodrow Wesley York, Ph.D., not for a dignified instructor in archaeology but as some lively member of the junior or senior class, a young collegian very popular with the co-eds. Harmless and impromptu as it was, this hour represented the highest good tune Wesley York had ever known. At about 10 Mr. Bailey himself came through' smiled benignly and talked a bit before climbing to his upstairs room and going dutifully to bed. Youth, said Mr. Bailey, is for pleasure, but an older fellow touched with indigestion . must have his rest. * * * ||ILARITY inside the Rocking R ranch mansion fitted the plans of another individual perfectly. This individual, a woman dressed in man's clothes, drove out toward the ranch with a man about 10 o'clock. Car lights were turned off and their car parked on the open plain, headed back toward town, less than half a mile from the building. "There is the residence,"-' the man said, "and there the hangars. No moonlight to bother us, but ;just enough glow from the stars. You have your pistol?" • "Certainly," answered"she. "All right Remember now—first at the dortheast corner behind the sahuaro cactus plant. Feel for thei fuse. Lighted, it will glow no more than, a cigaret for two minutes or so, then it will touch the prepared material Hurry then to the rear corner and repeat/The fuse there ends at the largest, rock that protrudes, under the tweediana vine Light both and come directly back to the car. There will, be ample time. "Do not run, either going or coming, lest you arouse suspicion. If you meet any one merely say 'Hello' and go on by... Make your voice deep. Of course, in emergency, your gun is—" "I understand," said the woman T am not a fool. And don't fail at your end, either, for this may be our only chance." .+•.*'.* • • : YORK, -playng his own accompaniment on 'the 'Bailey grand piano, roared out ."The( Branding Song" with : a- truly 'impressive baritone. The seven girls made .a semi-circle around him, linked arm on shoulders. "Ooooooo, Doc-tor York!" gushed Teeny Travers, in appreciation. "You do sing beautifully, AVes,*' Ronica declared. "Do it again and we'll try it with you, hunh?" They did three stanzas and were elated, and because range songs- were a new experience to most of the dude college girls here, they sang every one Wesley could remember— "Home On the Range" and "Cielito Lindo" and "My Fiesta Song" and "Lowell of -the Dos S Ranch" and "Nuevo Mexico" and snatches of many another. Then because the mood struck him, Wes swung into the/hauntingly beautiful music "of "Pueblo Mio," the- university's own song, with its weird minor thumm-bopm. thumm-boom background of-'Indian tom-toms' and its quick chorus alive with yip-yip shoutings and' castenets. . The young people were so engrossed in their pleasure that they were insensitive to anything else for a long while, but. as "Pueblo Mio" ended some of the girls were rubbing their eyes. Two had. been smoking, ciga'rets, with no notice taken. But all at once Wesley coughed. , "Good lord!" he exclaimed: "The room's full of smoke!": '. .They all turned, staring, motion- ess for an endless moment. Through their silence came 'an unmistakable crackling", and sooty smoke whirred under a . doorway into the room as if blown, by strong force. Ronica's hand jerked up in a L gesture of defense. ... -/ "Oh!" she cried -out.^ "Wes! Oh-h-h, Wesley!" (To Be Lawrence Cerrelles n; G72. George Alinon \Viginton. Board K 1051, Hubert PoLsgrovc: 1052, Elvis Ray McClish; 1053. Amious George; 1054. Austin Thomas Skinner; 1055. William Ralph Lucy; 1056. Ray Ford; 1057. Virgil Oakland Carnal; 1058. Robert Pauline Laws; 105D. Willie Edward Hicks; J0(50. Edward Nolan Ed gin; ICoi; Whit Henry Steakley; 1062, Johnnie Anthony. 10S3, J. C. Wrignt; 1054. Charlie Williams Jr. n; 1055. William Eel- ward Stark; 1056. John Latham Stacy; .H>S7. Ezra /Asberry Snow; 10S8. Clyde McDanicl n: 1G69. William Loycl Keith; 1070. Edward Kimbrongh n; 1071, j2rvin Leonard Jackson; 1072. Carl .Francis Hale; 1073. John Leonard Poteet: 1074. Oclcll Warren Bowman; 1075, Clyde Crab tree. 1076, Raymond Dudley; lQ77 r William Tayborn n: 1078.' Ha\vley Lee Anthony; 1079. Doris F. Spain, 1080, Eli Preston Bunch; 1081. Cecil Obra Sacrider; 1082, Lloyd Wfl- liard Covey; 1083, Theodore Roosevelt Johnson n; 1084, Lacy Jim Hubble; 1085. Iziac Miller n; 1086, Hubert Leonard n; 1087, John Wesley Haynes. 1088. Charlie .Franklin Logan; 1089, Bill Brown Biggs; 1090, Thomas Henry McGrew; 1091, Rnfas Young n; 1092, Lester Lawrence Lewis; 1093, William Jean Bradberry; 1094. Vemon Alfred Hales; 1095. Dell Haynes: 1096. Harry Pegues n; 1097, Tommic Booker; 1058, Jack Parker; 1099. James Oliver Kacfcley; 1100. Charles Ellis McMaster. Friend of Hitler Goes to Bucharest By William Ferguson EXPLORERS DISCOVERED with Major Hoople FISHHOOKS OOL.O E'S CURED, V ALL ALL RIGHT /As HE MY PLAM WORKED/ 1 INFERMAL SHAMBLES/ \\VMERE ARE / CLOTH E^TV^, CALL. f ft CAS/ BACK/* :] SOME WAV '/> WTMCUT TO SHUT HIM OPP/JV.^ "-•-? ; ' A- \ r %j /- \ >_J. ' »:.. t •' ^fhi If *•"( ' f-'l — \ * /(- / \ ^' *"J v K \< .'• .', ' ••\(. \ J '^. 1NJ FOOTBALL., LOSES ON THH IT LOSES L-1VES ^~ "ff ., .V-4•.; -,-.>—\ >A ^<>v4£ 1 ^^&\ ~r^l^Z=* ~} rfysA &?-ws i •*•?* ~OUQ SEAS WHOSE , "" ARE. ' ~~ "~* *" Am 0:1^ high-ranking . German" officers reported sent ta; Bucharest to- help subdue-threatening civil war in the Rumanian capital is Count Baldur von Schi- rach, above. Count von Schi- rach. military governpr of Vienna, is a close confidant of Chan : celjor Hitler. New Symbol of National Unity CpOD LOSER CLUB group -of "'New 1 . YbrJcers- ha? anized" a- "Good Loser-Club," "ANSWER: Kcd, Wack, white, yellow NEXT; Clothe* don't make the soldier. A organ rarnposed of Roosevelt, arid. WiiU kie partisans; aiid . dedka ted io national unity behind U\e.-'suQ- cessfu I candidate. The club r . is distributing 'the poster picturerl abcrve. hoping the idea ..'. will spread to other communities-- so that Americans, bitterly divided over the recent election, \vifl close ranks and present a united front to the y/orld. ' Bead. Courier News .want, ads,

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