The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 18, 1940
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W\ HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, De-. troit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the poet- 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, 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, 1 $6.50 per year; in zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. Chile at Bat Again Since President Roosevelt proclaimed the United States would not permit any foreign power to get a new foothold in the Western Hemisphere and obtained; naval and air bases in Britain's American possessions, there has been much ' - talk of seeking similar favors in South America. • In Chile this talk has received a decidedly frosty nip. The leading government-controlled newspaper denounced any rumors that Chile was going to give the United States any such bases. It said such action would be contrary to international law. It maintained that even .the gravest situation would not warrant such sovereignty, because the sovereignty itself would be worse than the danger "played up as an excuse." Then the paper added: "Chile can look after itself." The newspaper's tone is in entire keeping with a certain belligerent bantam rooster .spirit in the Chileans. There was a .time when it looked as if in their tsmerity they would come into armed conflict with the United States. Back in 1891 th,e 'supporters of the Chilean Congress revolted against President Balmaceda and overthrew him. Those who -engineered the successful revolt charged the United States had shown '.favoritism toward Balmaceda. Oct. 16, ;1891, a-party of sailors lancl- , ,ed at Valparaiso on shore leave from ' • the^U. S. warship Baltimore. They were attacked in the town. Two sailors were killed and niany wounded by knives arid clubs. } _ President Benjamin Harrison demanded an apology'and indemnity, but the Chilean foreign minister .simply made an insolent statement which excited both sides. The Chileans boasted of .what they would do in case of armed conflict. And so weak'at that time was the American navy that the Chilean navy was actually superior in certain types of vessels. Jan. 21,.1892, Harrison sent an ulti- - matum to Chile and four days later , sent what was tantamount to a wqr message ;to Congress. But bv that time Chile had a new foreign minister, *bo used -his common sense and the troublesome episode was ended bv a satisfactory apology. But the incident American dealings with Latin America. The Americans have Jong memories, don't easily forgive troubles with Sam. And forces unfriendly to United States see that thev do not forget. VieuA, oj Publication ID this column of editorials from other oewtpapen do* not necessarily mean endorsement but 1* an acknowledgment of interact tat the fubjectc discu&sec A 'Cotton Christmas' There are at least three important agencies in Texas that believe in the adage, "The Lord helps those who help themselves." The agencies are the State-wide cotton committee, the East, Texas Chamber of Commerce and the Texas A. & M. college extension service, which have- joined in a movement to fcncourage the obscrv- . ance in the state this year of. a "Cotton Christ-'' mas." What they mean by a "Cotion Christmas'; is for everybody In Texas' to, buy goods made 01 cotton materials for gifts as Christmas presents, and to remember to buy cctlcn goods for their own use. ;i).so, at ihe 'holiday .season. In order to refresh the'memory of the buying public on the matter, the chamber of commerce, the ccttcn committee and the college extension group arc asking merchants in every town and city to feature cotton poods inHheir window, displays of Christmas gooos and in their newspaper advertising. .. This is nothing more than asking the people in the State to help themselves by buying the' chief agricultural product of their own State.. It is merely another cfl'ort to promote patronage of home industry. It is a practicable and a desirable effort. » Just now, there is a lot of talk about the heavy cotton carry-over from last season. There is complaint about the slow movement-of cotton for export, and .fear that the war in Europe will result in further decline in consumption of cotton abroad. Conditions in Europe and Asia are making more serious the cotton problem of the South', particularly of Texas, whiclf is ac- V customed to export a good part of its crop. l That problem ''can be minimized greatly, how- „. ever, by the people of Texas and the South, it they will give more attention to buying com- . moditias containing cotton. Where it is possi- '• bit; to obtain an •article with or without a cotton ingredient, self interest surely should prompt the Texan or the Southerner to give preference to the one containing cotton. Because every, purchase of such goods helps to reduce the cotton surplus, tends to bring about a better market for cotton, and thus aids in strengthening the entire economic fabric in the cotton States. The .proposed "Cotton Christmas" is .not, therefore, just a stunt, or a fad. By really observing it, Texas .people could make an impression on the cotton industry that would be felt throughout the coming year. Back in 19H. when the war in 'Europe restricted exports of American cotton and a surplus began to pile up in Texas, the "buy-a- balc" movement was inaugurated. Hundreds oi persons bought, cotton .from jfnrmcrs and held it. off the market for a" period,, with the view 61 forcing prices up and affording; farmers some ready cash. The movement helped, in a limited BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SIDE GLANCES WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1940 DUDE COLLEGE BY OREN ARNOLD YESTERDAY; "I git it, Doc! You Army was known to be planning cuten your car, if you want ' bu»>. i- Ronnie to her home the LONA GOES RIDING CHAPTER XXV gECAUSE the road from ^ - J?°u klng R Ranch swerved right by the University stables, Wesley thought to stop by there. He saw the horse wrangler, a friendly fellow, already out working a young filly even though it was but little after dawn. "Morning, Dr. York," the man greeted. "You been to the fire?" Yes, Tip, thought I'd drop by and tell you. Whole house burned. No one hurt much, though." "B^ he *£ an . frowne d in sympathy. Miss Ronica home? Glad she wasn't trapped or something, and her folks." "She has only a father. Mother died years ago. Both were home, both all _ ~ ~"~~ r, ** J N*W» w* taut. I en have another hoss saddled up quicker'n a owl c'n hoot!" • * * * J)OWN trail ahorse 10 minutes later, Wesley told himself that he was being foolish again. Why had he acted on impulse to follow Lona Montoya a second time? What business was this of his? True, the secret cache in Rainbow Canyon needed explaining, but— He refused to consider it all none of his business." Too many mysterious things had come tofcis attention of late. As he rode he sort of recapitulated them again. They still didn't dovetail but they held a mounting importance in his mind, individually and collectively. To the group of unexplained events now was the matter of last nights fire—that, also, was a mystery. It had no logical relationship with Lona's strange doings, or with Andre Girardeau's meeting \ COPB. 1940 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. R EC . u. S , PAT . pff. ^X5^fcrr^ . • — -"t^ii. tiuw. .LUC,} nave moved into the cowboy bunk shack until they can rebuild Other ranchers had brought in beds and things even before the fire j died down. Just like the Baileys ! were nonr fnll.-c » i i ~ • -- Js i us ^ a bit obvious—she savs the baby wears a size 3 suit now and a 6% shoe.'* THIS CURIOUS WORLD Bywiniam Ferguson were poor folks." The wrangler nodded. "That's . how come I Jike the west, Mr. York. Folks are democratic out here. People don't see no money line What'd toe Baileys have to r ' Observance of a "Cotton Christmas" will be of much 'greater nelp, because it will put cotton into channels of consumption. What the cotton fanner needs, what everybody who is dependent in nny degree on the cotton industry nseds. is greater consumption of the staple, not piling up of stocks in warehouses. Let Santa Claus help in providing more uses, both old and new, for our home-grown product. —Houston i.Tex.) Post. AVS A3H1 OS • The competitors of democracy inculcate in youth their distinctive loyalties and creeds. Democracy must be no less diligent.—Alexander J: Stocidarcl. Philadelphia .superintendent of .schools. * * * Tliis continent, united in defense of a common CHUSP and determined to protect ius vulnerable spots, will be invincible.—President Avilti Cumacho of Mexico in his inaugural address. * * * There is no doubt that foolish forms of nationalism are being encouraged in this country, as a means of niching away your liberties while you are not looking—Bertrand Russell. British philosopher, now r, lecturer at Harvard. X\LTHOueH THE e*l_/XC8EI*S IN /VsOUNT. RAINIER NATIONAL- PARK y\ c> cz: AA/*^»V /*>w t s- .**—<--**», <v^^-^-_ . . . _ ARE A\OVJNe THE VALLB/, ! THEY ACTUALLY/ ARE ' '"'''— —--vv^^. BMD EXCEEDS RERLEEN|SfcH/V\ENT AT UPPER . THE SAME SIDE OF ANSWER: No. The sun revolves once in each 25-day period Therefore we see all,sides of it. yenuu. tf EXT: A mother that outweighs her, young 3000 times. Wesley smiled a bit. "Honnie was overwhelmed. Cried like a little girl, although of course the nre itself had upset her tremendously Tried to say thanks, and choked up. Well, I haven't had any sleep myself, Tip; m be going What're you up at daybreak lor? No riders this early." "Sure thing. One just left. The Montoya girl." Wes had stepped on his starter and had the lever in low gear but at that name, he looked at the wrangler again. "Hunh?" "Sure. Early bird, that gal. She taken a good hoss and lit out before daylight. Said she aimed to do some painting, or something. Had her a big package; paints and brushes, I reckon." "What sort of package was it, _ "Why, uh, sort of square, Dr *ork. Eoped up., with a rope handle. Gawky thing to tie on Heavy, too. Had to fasten it on her saddle horn. But she don't mean no harm, I reckon, even if she is a student. She's a right »•*.» i i..l.__ t k O Andre's apparent love making to Ronica, or with the five Americanized Japanese Ronica had helped capture in strange gun battle. These things had no earthly connection at all, that he" could see. And yet—strange incidents have a habit of collecting in a fellow's mind; they just seemed to congregate in Wesley's consciousness, and he mulled them around there. Before he left his friend Tip he had, with careful casualness, borrowed Tip's pistol and his rifle as well. Tip had joshed him, but Wes explained that Lona Montoya liked to shoot .and they just might get m some practice cracking at 'jackrabbits and gophers and prairie purty—" "Oh, no, Tip! I'm sure not I uh— well, to tell you the truth', ' OUT OUR WAY Haste Ban Put On, Marriages By 30 States WASHINGTON <up>~Me.n MJII ;UT .repenting ni leisure'.- bur, Yhe days when they could marrv in haste are gone forever in 30 ^Ui^s. At least that number this year require couples nnxious to mp.rry'to wait anywhere from 24 hours \n\\\ days after filing intention to mai-y before taking the final.step, according to the Council of State ments. The laws are designed primarily to prevent ;'Gretha Green" marriages, widely publicised in recent years. Twenty-three of the 30 states require .cither advance .notice of intention to marry before p, li| cense will be issued. or a waiting period between issuance of the license and the marriage. Eighteen of the 30 stares have pre-marital health test Inw.s ?.• we're pretty good friends, and- weil, I like to ride so—" Selective Service (Editor's Note: Below is published a list of registrants HS they are sent questionnaires by .Mississippi county's three drafi boards. Earlier groups ha"« already -been published in iheir •«'der number and others will follow.) Board A 697, Roosevelt Ninscy n; 595. William Franklin A.sher; 599, ElmW Corneiious Kempcr; 700. Leon WiT- (ILs Pettus; 701. S. T. 3tubbs -r { 7C2. Jiles Willie Ra'mbo: 703, "red Navman Stevenson; 704. :iuy' High tower n; 705. L. 3. Braxton \\\ 703. Rpy Huston :i; 70.7. William Edward Brooks: 708. Thomas Ecl- ivard Beasley. marmots. He took the rifle from its saddle scabbard now, to inspect it. It was a powerful thing which Tip used to get 'deer and bear in fall. Wes saw that it was loaded. A quick flip of the wrist and he could have it in action. The pistol was e type more familiar to -him. It \vas .a «ew. high- powered automatic, shooting ?2 calibre long-rifle shells. The cartridge clip in the handle held 10 rounds but the barrel was empty Holding the handle in his left hand, he jerked back the carriage with his right thumb and'fore- finger, thus pumping the first cartridge into chamber, ready ,to fire. He had no idea what" he ex-, pected to do with these guns He had just wanted them. -;. Something- told him that the secret cache in : Rainbow had. been put there by men who would kill on the sligfat- . est provocation. ! The fact that the United Slates j, , f ~;;—. ••• *"*»!. cued, and that a landing field had been set aside on the desert for temporary army use, all seemed to add up to something. Maybe, with that cache of clothing and canteens and guns, that powerful two-way radio outfit— y He didn't'draw any pat conclusions. He just jode on. Soon he had to be extra cautious lest ne ride too fast and overtake Lona. If Lona were riding with a bulky box tied to her saddle she wouldn't be riding very fast' he reflected. And what, come to think of it was in her box? Something to add to the secret cache? What would it be? * * * pLAIN curiosity, driven by a mounting sense of responsibility in view of all that be knew caused Wesley finally to plan a definite spying attempt on Lona Again, said he, he would hide his horse before entering the canyon, then conceal himself and watch for her on foot. When she left the canyon cave, and when any other person with her there departed, he-would go again to the cave and investigate. He felt this was the very least he should do. And the safest. _ • He had no, more than reached that decision, however, when a motion caught -his alert eye. The motion was not on the ground, not amid the Spanish daggers or the rnesquite trees or the cacti or the rocks, but .was an extraordinary whirling black spot that lifted up into the sky Itself. He reined his horse in automatically. <,X' An aut °giro!" he breathed. One of the new Border Patrol planes!" „ He stared at the fantastic thing. Hovering near the ground, maneuvering like some gigantic hummingbird dipping into this blossom and that, the ship dropped to earth a half mile ahead, stayed a minute or two, rose almost straight up, then' dropped down near him. This time, though, it did not touch earth. Apparently the two men m it recognized him, for they just waved a greeting and lifted on away; its queer horizontal propeller whirring. - He thought one of the occupants was Inspector Starr of the Border Patrol, whom Ronica Bailey had helped capture five. Japanese a few weeks ago... He stared at the plane in awe for some five minutes—and when he turned, down,.the Rainbow Canyon trail again he saw Lona Montoya riding back toward him. (To Be Continued) ITH1MK THEY !>0 (S GIVE EVERV GEKJE^ATlOKl SOME 0'THIS. SO WHEN! YOU OUT SO "DIFFSR.EN VOU THISJK AMD AMOTHER THING- Y I'VEUVED OFFICERS MUST NOT ) |£ A FJWERNJiZE WITH THE \ D MESS—EVENS A SHOULD KEEP ALOOF J THIS Sp cf l l 5-f? UAD '^ D \ GOIKJ'TO -u?J EAK T° AM OFFICER \ BE VERY I HEY MUST RRST GET PA1MRJL ' FROM THE TOP WAR.'COLLEGE By J. R. Williams OUR BpARDING 709. Sidney Tanner Jr. n; 710. .Robert jsivin Walton; 711. Arjctt Willianw n; 712. Harold R. Harry; 713. Aiiclie Poake Landrum; 714. Darrol Sterling Lowery; 715. Jewel Callender Hawkins n; 716. Isaac Murray McHaffey; 717. • Phillip Spencer Alexander; 718. Buster i Reborns; 719. Rocert Taylor; 720 In the Middle Ages. Italy -was} Willie Green Johnson n. the greatest resort for .students j 721. Louis Kinkle n: 722. F. L. desiring higher p;lucation. j Wicker; 723, Fred F^aimht; 724. HOUSE BULL . Rushing: 72fi. John Henry Mit- jcljell n : 707. Emmanuel " Muth •Smith; 728. Tniman Kirby: 72.9. Bradley Elwood Moody; 730. Uoy Lee Beavers; 731. Robert -3i-eed Bennett. 732. Frank Pulley n; 733. Ira Earl Dirkson: 734. Frank James Richards; 735. \V. 736. Julius Gilden S. Davis a; 738. House; 730. Harrv 740. Bufnrd Allison Young Johnny Jackwn n; 742. Noel "779, 781, ' 7 774. Theodore Roosevelt Payne* 775 Jimmie Lee Griffin n: 776. Jessie Piggic n; 777, B-ankie Jackson• , 778, James Revell Nebhut; Samuel Newton Lewers. 780. Milton Lauderdalc; Precious J. Donnerson ;,v 782 „.„,,. Elliott: 783, Alvie -_R O y Sandier; 784, Jasper Frank Watkias; 785 Conston Smith -vi; 78S, Jerome Higgins; 787, .John '.'Doss Hart; : 788. Arthur Herman, Bingham; 789, Kyle Columbus Ball; 790. Harden Presley McElrpy; 791. Mac Henry n Board H51. Eddie Clifton ausey ,r 1152. Cleo W. Elrocl; 1153. James ^Pope -n; 1154. Burlic" .Singleton Gann; 1155. James Albert Lilly; 1156. Willie Galloway :i; 1157. Qr- ville Edward Reams; 1158. Alrin«c Hayden Portlock; 1159. .Lester Franklin Perkins; neo. Dan Alven Brown; 1161, James 3purgeon Tavlor: 1162, Dallas Lowder. " * . 1163. Dolpha Martin; 1164. Edgar Hubart Caglc; 1165. Emmit Fnimorc Branom; 1166 Norman Little; 1167. Arnold James Summit; 1168. Johnie Alford Thompson; 1169. Brlwin Ray tfimmo; 1170. 1182. John Thomas Askley Bnscom Ro- L: C. Johnson n; 1171. Turnagc Hull n; 1172, Richard Pierce Brlley; 1173. A very Earlin Penninglon; / 1174. Celbert Harold Kinkcad; 1175, ' Bernie Jenkins. 1176, Oliver Lee May; 1177. vir- gil Henry Hicks; U78. Charles Owens Jr.; 1179, Geyl.on Tally a; H80, Marvin Newcom; .H81. Vernon Clubb; Hall; 1183, „ zelle; .1184, Hershefl Cross"7i'; jias, John Avcry Cook; 1186, Cecil McCloud; 1187. Edgar Curtright. 1188, Thelbert Qthclia M 1189. Oscar Edward Stone: ..„„. Wayne Monroe Boone; HOI, Hubert Ca.sey; 1192. David Fredrick Cowsert; 1193. Loran Ellis Cockrum: .1194 Hutchinsoir » -_-.-,, •v*-.*m^.,-j \_f 4 V, V ».. I i Ballard; 11.96, R. w. Wsirrcn; 1197, Walter Alexander Methcny; 1108, Leo Ervin McCord; HOB, Roy Raymond Gist; 1200. Thomas Clcvcrn Rogers. For the annual "picnic of the states" a Inble one .nlle jong was built nlonj; a tree-lined street In Ontario. Calif. I19o. James Washington 1195, -James Cloven HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyd* Lewis T. Briscoc >i; 737. Donovan James Atkins Alfonso .fisher: 741. j .Itur- 1 ie.v C.TOlf; 743. -Jessie William 744. Goorgr Kodgmnau Tnunblc; 74:5. Albert Jenkins; 745. Vivlon Vincr Hin^hclitf; 747. Andrew 'Welts iv. 7t3. ".ruwt :V\phard vVocd: 749. M. C. Currin n; 750, Booker T. Franklin n; 753. Robert Allen Ellis; 752. Leo Silas .tieltey: 753. Bhvooci Francis Doon; 754. 'waiter Sanders n: 7.">5. Nelson Beits. 75fi. Jnnnir Lrr Kine n; 757. Thomas Boguj;; 753. Clifford Lee Thaekor: 75fl. Howcll Deen Rich- ju-d?on; 7(50. Frank Owillc Page; 761. Roy Dnphira Jackson: 762. Allen Bcihd Rushing; 763. Arthur;. Bock; To4, Je.ssic Lafayette Quarles; ! 765. Bob Wylie .Sthrid'ge: 766. Oteis ; Lcc Taylor; 767. Edward Cavmack ; '.ViJUams. | 768. Cleveland Whitficlci n: 769. i Pc'.voy Coicman n; 770. Willie* ; VnlJcy n; 771. Major Dan Chap- j n uin n; '''V'J, Eii ward Odcl) Hat- •• tiex n; 773, Oavy Oliver uuckolls; »Y NtA, SUVlCt. IHC T-M. IIC. U. 5 sec a Irain.of'cars, a sled ajul.a new suil—hul dcfinitclv not a bicycle." *

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