The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 16, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 16, 1940
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILtE COURIER NEWS TOX COURIER NEWS CO. , ,-* H: W^HAINES. Publisher 1 . J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager . Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witnier 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. Case For- Co-operation The army is worried. It's got a problem which it hasn't the power to solve. On its own military reservations, it is supreme. It isn't worrying about that. But in territory immediately adjoining large army reservations, two things are happening:. The army doesn't like either one, but what to do? 1. Property owners are jacking up house rents, hoping to. reap a quick fortune from young army men who want their families near them while they are training. 2. Unscrupulous men immediately open places of doubtful reputation in nearby towns or localities, to batten on the soldiers' pay by providing dubious diversions. Communities have been scrambling for large' army camps. They are an asset, with their huge payrolls. But that carries responsibility with it. Such communities would do well to clean up surrounding neighborhoods themselves before "federal action is made inevitable by the sheer necessity of properly protecting the boys in camp. Hole Without Doughnut A Democratic country, based on equal opportunity for all men to make the best of -whatever abilities they have, ahvays- has- a certain amount ot : trouble because., some of those iml.K viduals abuse those freedoms. ....They j make too much money in too devious' ways, for instance. The totalitarian countries, with their continual ranting against capi- - talism. make much of the alleged fact that they have ended all such exploitation—ended it, true, at the expense, of denying opportunity to all alike, but ended it. They leave a hole thereby, - but ^present their people with a doughnut of ant-hill security. Yet reports seep out of Russia from time to time of shootings of profiteers; Irom Germany of beheadings of profiteers; and now from Italy comes Lavita Italiana, a paper published by Roberto Farinacci, secretary O f the Fascist Party itself. Says Lavita: "Is there anyone who imagines prices arc blocked and profiteers have disappeared?" What, profiteers! In co-ordinated, corporative. passo-Romanified -Italy? Teh! Teh! No doughnut either? Only Uvo countries in the world can be-master of the seas-Grcai Britain and the United vtatcs.-EQuard Benes, former president 01 Czccho-Slovakia. Wliat Expansion Means Airplane production has been disappointing to all but the most pessimistic onlookers, Most people, however, have only the sketchiest idea of what expansion of that industry means in concrete terms. The Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce has provided some figures which give a little insight into what expansion of an industry means. Last January it employed, the Chamber states, 60,000 shop employes. Today it has 16/1,920. By next June, when -current expansion programs arc completed, it will have 382,000. V'ou can't step out on the sidewalk and hire the first man who comes along'as a shop man in an airplane factory. To triple the number of skilled emplpycis in an industry within a year, and to have laid the foundation for sextupling it within a year and a half is something. True, it is'not enough. But it does not exactly indicate creeping paralysis. ! Solid Accomplishment So much space has inevitably been given to the spectacular developments in the-field of union labor, the frictions . incident to building new unions and the like,, that the solid accomplishments 'which are possible to well-established and effectively-run unions' are often overlooked. The current Typographical Journal, organ of the long-established international Typographical Union, s h o w f ' clearly what a union can dp for its members and , for society in general when it is on a'solid basis. This union's own pension roil now totals 6.1.56 retired members, some of whom have received as much as £9000 in pension money at no public expense. Some $200,000 is thus poured out into purchasing power each month. And so ' great, is loyalty to the pension system and to the Union Printers' Home that a whole column of bequests to one or both is noted—the last, wills •'of old • printers who left all or part of their estates to their colleagues. ' Accomplishments of this kind aueVn^. ,onl^good in-themselves but a rV a'stab- : lining force in society. r • . . To The Last Frenchman* So many people have had to eat their words during the past few years that verbal,salad has become a staple article of diet. Opponents of Britain have been fond OA saying, during the World War and at_ the beginning of this one, that "Britain will light to the last Frenchman." "ell. it is six months since the last •rencnman as such passed from "the active scene of the war, and the .Brit- !*h an- still lighting. , What kind of an idea would it be to gc ' a hu »c banquet, and have every I*™., who has uttered that phrase • ™ llp to him ()n a deaj] ^ dish as a first course? the Munich meeting with Hitler haii f.i could have d,o ppccl 2000 ' MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1940 BY OREN ARNOLD DUDE COLLEGE / i COP*. tJHQ BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. «.-/6 "This is no place for a man whose accident insurance policy has lapsed!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson GRANT, COMAAANDBR- INJ-OHIER OF THE UfvJIONJ I FORCES IN THE 1 OVIL- WAS SO UNORTHODOX IN HIS THXXT HIS OWN AAEM STOPPED HIM, MOT R ECOc^N 1 2L I NO HIA<\ TRAVELS AS BAR SECOND IM ANSWER: Thai great aggregation of baseball i;my who con tinue to talk baseball throughout the winter. * NEXT: Arc bees color biiml? "«i Kaseuicm." drive* to the Knilcy r.i,i«n. u e encoujiier. a party of K lrln ivlio kt-«-p him »IK find (!:mclu«. Suddenly, MlU-llM NlllOliC of a lire. * * * STEALING A BOMB SIGHT CHAPTER XXIII r £HE man. who had come out near the Rocking R Ranch had stayed m the car when the woman left him. The car had showed no .lights for the last mile or so, but just rolled slowly over the flat comparatively barren land. The man sat in it quietly now, waiting Ins moment. He would have to time himself well, then act swiftly and efficiently. He could see a window light or two which he knew was the ranch house. In hangars to the left of the house he could see lights also and knew that the army officers and mechanics would be there— they even slept within a tew feet of their planes. When half an hour had passed he quietly left his car. In a small canvas pack he carried tools—a powerful pair of steel cutters, a hack saw with extra blades of the hardest metal, a short stubby crowbar, four sizes of files. Under his coat was a belt hold- nig an automatic pistol. A second and smaller pistol was slung in a shoulder holster out of sight under his left arm. Outwardly, the man's clothing was neat and of excellent quality so that if by chance he should be seen and recognized he would excite no suspicion. Simply by dropping his bag of tools out of sight he could welt assume a normal role with no one. the wiser. With no houses save those at the ranch though, and no road or trail along this flat mesa area, he didn't expect to encounter anyone. He walked cautiously to within 100 yards of the hangars. There at the edge of the cleared landing Held, he lurked in the foliage of a mesquite shrub, waiting. The field was a long smooth plain from which even the small rocks had been, removed, but its boundaries were marked by Spanish dagger growths, mesquite gveasewood, sagebrush, and a few scattered boulders. Recently too a five-strand barbed wire fence had been built around it to keep off-roaming cattle, horses and men. Over the ranch house roof came n sudden lick of flame. It died down, sprang up again still higher. Almost at once other flame tongues showed. He glanced at the hangars, anxiously waiting. two or three.'minutes the ' firq grew to astonislfing proportions' over the house, he had planted his inflammable material well. He could hear the constant sound ol music and laughter there as he had heard since he "first neared the place, but still nobody had discovered the fire. All at once, though, he heard a shout. "ph-0-0-0-0, HELP!" Somebody yelled, then came a series of shriekings, and in the. mounting glow there he could see people running. Further shouts came, louder and more frantic. A door*in an airplane hangar popped open and somebody looked out. At once the person tuffied back inside, called loudly, and ran to the other hangars nearby and sounded the alarm. Men came streaming out and ran toward the ranch house, When he saw the last person leave the hangars, the man concealed near the fence grinned in elation. "Perfect!" he breathed. "The whole place deserted!" He sped across the opening and stopped at the first hangar. There to be doubly sure, he paused and waited a moment. He looked in the hangar and called out. Nobody came, nobody answered. He went to the big ship. He had expected the compartment used by the chief bomber to be locked, but to his delight he didn't have to use his tools here. One strong pull threw a latch and opened -the tiny cabin door. With his pocket flashlight, then, he surveyed the scene. "Ah-h-h-h!" he breathed in exultation. There before him was precisely what he wanted and meant to have. in a housing no bigger than a small overnight bag, was the one "gadget" which nations were willing to sacrifice lives and fortunes to own. There was America's most valuable military secret! He was kneeling to inspect the instrument when he suddenly heard a noise of running feet nearby. "Two in each hangar?" a voice shouted. The man crouched, gun in each hand, ready to kill. He hardly dared breathe while a form dashed into the hangar and took fire extinguishers from the walls, but 60 seconds later he knew he was alone again. Ke reholstered his pistols and resumed his task. He knew'the bomb sight was sealed in : metal so that he could not feasibly see its inner workings now. But that did, not interest him. He woulon't'liave ti^derstoBdT them anyway, for 'h"e was not* that' technical. But he did know enough to appreciate' the importance of them, and of course any sealed metal housing cou id be easily opened later and the parts laid bare for minute scientific analysis and copying. His cue, he told himself with satisfaction, simply was to take the whole thing He set to work. a metal arm as big as his middle finger was found welded to the side frame. He tried his powerful nippers on that .. and made little impression. But the hacksaw dug in at once. He swung the short blade back and forth rapidly, glancing up and out the window often. Nothing interrupted him. In hardly 10 minutes the metal arm was sawed in two. Support from the bottom was.-as he had already observed when inspecting the airplanes here, thinner pieces of strap metal, probably aluminum or alloy. He dug his crowbar under one rivet and pried. It broke loose~ at once. A second and third support cams free with equal ease. He was elated, in fact, at the ease of the whole operation. Shoutings and cracklings of fire, muffled by distance and the hangar walls, told him that he still had time. . .' With a short steel tape under his flashlight beam, then, lie measured exactly every detail of the bomb sight's installation. The distance across the compartment. The height of the sight from the floor. The size of the opening in the floor itself. The distance of the chief bomber's seat from the base of the sight and from the eye pi£ce. The height of the compartment ceiling. Everything he could see to measure. These figures he put down with' pencil on a note pad. Then, without further ado lie took his tools and the precious bomb sight and backed out of the compartment The load was heavier than he anticipated, for the thing was of metal, but even so it could be carried in one hand. He sat everything on the cement floor, went back in. a moment and wiped all the interior with an oiled rag from his pocket to leave no fingerprints. Then he gathered his things again -and. calmly departed. Nobody else was around the hangars yet nor would likely be soon, faiths Bailey house now was roaring and flashing so that'he had to duck down in the low shadows to avoid possibility of being seen. Even as he fled, though, he looked at the burning house with satisfaction. The woman who came with' hinV'nad done her job welL (To Be Continued) Selective Service (Editor's Note: Below is published a list of registrants *s they are sent questionnaires by Mississippi county's three draft boards. Earlier groups have already been published in .their order number and others will follow.) -"*-~ n\j i w-^/ty,—— Qil rtcnclcrson. who u-a.s British Ambassador Germany and attended the meeting along- Nevihc Chamberlain T>OK5'T I>OM'T BE VOL) SVOM'T BE GETTlW THAT A CHRISTMAS PRESSMT >\ GOtJPl £ OF VET.' I/ OH, THAT'LI- DO --THAT'S TOO — IT'LL FIT ME THE^.' Eyes Found to Reflect Vitamin A Deficiency LAFAYETTE. Incl. <UP>—If you aren't eating enough foods wit.h vitamin A. scientists can ."sec it i'n j your eyes." according to Purdue t University experts. The dcficSetu:y ' can bo detected by means nf ;m instniment that measures \\\ K adaptation.of the o.yc> !o d:-ir!<7^ss. bein? the first siun of a lack of this rvc-savins vitamin. The UVCIHKC artnlf • AvouUi Jia'-f n liberal margin of safety if his ci-.iilv menu included: ono pint, of whole milk; one egg; two pats of butter, and an average serving of a leafy grcrn or yellow vegetable. Other foods ri~h in vitamin A are; fish, liver, cheese, turnip tops. spinach, carrot, squash, and sweet potatoes. Home BuUriiu:; Vn in Kansas TOPEKA. Kas. < UP i—Homer C. Bastian, state director of' thr eFderal Hcusmt: Administration, reported a 52 per cent increase in ho:nc buiicnm; in Kansas for thr month of August Board F. I1C1. James Ralph Taylor; 1102, Bethel Bellinger; ]103. Fred Williams Wells n; 1104. Hershr.I A. Brimhal!; 1105. Charlie Theordore Beckman; iiOfi. Franklin Linton Kitchens; 1107. James Monroe Bar- net.t; 1103. Bland - Gordon May- narcl; 11.00, William Edward Ridgr; lilC. Raymond Lee Heel; lli-l. J. D. Sherrod; 1112/ James Otto Mel v in. 11M. Charles Herman Dixon n; '1H5. Sid Blunt Dildy; ni6, Jeff Nacfy; 1117. Tillman Wells: U18. ( Walter Hedge; 1119, David Wash's ingiou n; 1120. Lawrence Thomas JBarneit; 1121. James Lee Pier- I son n; 1122. Jesus Ramos; 1123. Charles Bloomer Clard; 1124. .'William Rodney Bunch; 1125, J. C. Brown. 1126. Leonard Rush Terry; 1127, Athern D. Ashcraft; -1128: George Ray Gibbs; 1129. Earl Eddmgs; 1130. Ernest Ward Sigman; 1131, Aubrey George Bruce; 1132. Earnest Lee Watson; 1133, Troy Roosevelt Ward; 1134. Hermon Lee Anderson; 1135. Ralph Wilson Melton; 1138, Clyde Veron'-Clark; 1137. William Clyde Cooper.' 1138. Albert Eugene: Williams; 1139. Jefferson Gordon Walls: 1140, Harvey Newton Welch;' 1141. Carl' Louis Hears; 1142. Ruland Andrew Bellinger; 1143. Lewis Collins TT, 1144. Clarence Everet Harris; 1145, L. E. Jac&on; 1146. Willie H. Taft Farrell; 1147, Johnney Adams; 1148, George Elbert -Smith; i.149. Clyde Collins Sexton; 1150. Jphnie Edward Finley. . Olarkson Grads Find Jobs POTSDAM. N/Y. (UP)-Clarkson College placement, bureau reports what it believes to be some kind of record. A total of 98 per cent, of last June's graduates are working. Of the 77 graduates only two said I they were unemployed. Indian Artifacts Exhibited VERMILLION. S. D. (UP)— Archeological remnants of 300 of South Dakota's, prehistoric Indians are. on exhibit at the State University museum. Skulls and skeletons, wit-h thousands of bone and stone artifacts, were excavated from old Indian village sites along the Missouri river. . Army Man Turns Inventor NEW YORK (UP) — Perishable foods such as 'fish, lobster and oysters are being transported from the Atlantic seaboard to the West in portable refrigerator units the size of a large trunk which maintains an even temperature for a week. The new container is the invention of Major Elihu Church. Read Courier News want ads. Priest May Head A Freed Albania By J. R. Williams OUR BOABDING HOUSE with Major Hoople HOLD EVERYTHING 8y Clydd Lewis t - -EGAD, VOU. SUCCEEDED IM .¥COME ON, _ \TO OPERATEA\^JOR/vM^\ FOOLING CN'LV SOUR59AJES//ObST BAILED VO(J .(TUB \DE.\ WAS TO CnMoCK f — IT \x'AS MOT FRIGHT, A AT T^.E ;\ YOU OUT OP WE- ^tf BUT GMEHR WILL POMeR,VcAGE, AND / WVSTER1A WHICH \ 'M TiW RESTORED MV ^/ RESTbRE THOSE HELD YOU J-j^zr^} M SPEECH/*~ UC\\J£^tR, j^ I'M, TAtf NG CARE OF 4 YOU iV\/\Y Q """ ME A BILL AT YOUR ^ ^v LEtSUR; -.-/• ,• ( YOU LIKE WAROHM J ^-^ LAW = ENiD K'\\AeiLL, DOCTOR ,Y;^ KR6 —-—— "• • i . ..i— 11..,. -— "Yon g«.v» W ill Imvc lo spread oul a IHlU^you can't raise -, much dougn. lim w ^- - ~~^ lt ^.> sources prominently mention • former- Albanian ;Prel-'an Stylian Noii as s leading candidate to head Albania. f{ that nation should win- freedom from Italian domination. Photo above was recently taken in Boston, .Mass,, where he b ie St. George ... ian Orthodox Church*

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