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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 19, 1940
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEViLLE (AK&) COURIER NEWS J. W.'HAWEB, TJiHr AHAIMUDBURY, Editor .* NORRW, AdwUHflf , Sole, N»ti<»ai Advertisin Wallace: Witmer Co.,- New, York, Chicago,/Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Ent«r<4 M sccoad dws matter: at ith«,. offioe,*tBlytlJ«ville^Ark*ns*»,'under act o , -.1917.. ServedJsy the SUBSCRIPTION;, RATES By, carrion ill ^th?,; CHy ,c week,- or-65c'per month:/ By mail, within a radius of v 50 ,t_ .„ . _,_,,. year, $ 1.50 *for si*, months, 75c,:for !;r three months ,v. by mail ,ini postal ..zones, two to.t:six.irincjijttvje^. $6.50 .per.year;-in- zone?-seven; and^eight,! $10.00^ per year, payable,in, advance. Thin Ghost Of A m Eaglet's Shadow Europe nqver breaks with;, . its P<ist.' Always- the dead linnd -of; the, -horrors and the glories-' of the past 1 arc ;.-on?i^ c ^ continent's shoulder. i A healthy, sense oiMheipast is good, but- there is, something : morbid* inj . th.C" news .frpm Germany that; the -remains . of-lh'e.Dukc of Reichstadtl; Napoleon's pitiful ' Ijjttlp.-son, have been removed • from the gloomy old. Capuchin, tmausQ- leum-iiii' Vienna and- rebiuried iin/i Paris. . »%.<•**'' " ' • ; Irt:' Heaven's name, why .-this, all-too- t literal jrustling, of the dead jbones^of.-thqo past? What price has France/paid, that- the dust of ^ the. bones of 'L'Aiglon^.the : eaglet; should return. to the, Paris < where' he was born? Why- should •German-au-: thorities wish to encourage- this symbol of French .'nationalism.? The more- one thinks of. it the madder -it/ seems. This- little son , of Napoleon>;and.;Mar rie-Lduise- of Austria , Hack; a -.. strange, /ill-starred, unreal life, which;;. short as . was ' Became, -the stuffjjof drama;;He, ° rn in tne ' Tuileries., Palace in in 1811, when hisV father; was, of -Europe and ,the> most' power:""*.•' man im.the world. He, was a baby of, two ; (though decked .with the title, King of. Rome) when his- father's empires fell}' • He was three during,? the -Hundred Days, and was being rear.ed-; as am Austrian princeling, when his ."-.father died ,oji 'lonely St.- Helena:; . His existence was used as- a pawn in._E M uropean;. politics for 15 .years, .but the, frail,.Duke,Jiimself.;ied thejifcrof, a lap-dogtjuntiJ =he-die;d- ! ati2l; ! .probably 'the victim of pneumonia, though wild tales .were not lacking that he had been poisoned. There has always been ;,a ; .cult, of N,a-r. poleon- worshipers ~m>. France. In ..fact;. il:has beeihsanLvthaU lh(v return -o^the body of Napoleon I to Paris provided the spiritual background for cstablish- cnt- of the, brummagem AempireT of Napoleon, III. Perhaps-- the Republic hav, mg fallen, Napoleon-worship •' has -res- urrecled itselfe-m, France -perhaps- there are those who were willing ^to. trade something to' Hitler for this, pitifu svmbol. ; . v ; Unhappy and restless -in-.- life- thfc little Duke could not; be, allowed, to sleep, in,, hi^Jiapsburg, catacomb;- A PWi;while,breath W .;o^be used- m some.obsuure move on , the- European -checkerboard- • .'Could, they -not, have let you rest, Eaglet, rest-in,;Hf e ? In the very -heart-, of- , Italy.; the .tiny Republic,- of-. -San ..Marino with its 38' square miles -and jits 15;QOO :souls basks in the Apennines.^! .peace/ with; all 'the world. ' ; N'Ot::qui^e t .all.,th(J^\vorld r though. San Marino is ;• technically ^afc- wars witfr.Ger- many:' That's '< because itioverlooked jthec formality of,. making peace,- after; the<» World War.- But Sail? i Marino wants., the i • worlds Ho .know. that,;. thbughijsmv- roundij)g};-Ital>? • is, ati war. with'; Great , Britain;'. SahrdMarino iLs«<t.\Ite ; ar.m.y . oft? 39:5 offers and,; 050 : men is , snug^ inn San,; Marino, vundrnokt on-, the snow-,. slopes, of 'Greece. or? the: sands of ;EgypU IlKyoirre going a >small country, iii;:today.?sj'-,\voiidi-:,the -moral;, seems,. "be, so-..smaliiithey,vdon!l . even -notice you:i' Newspapers'-are-- usually; glad. : to print letters-:; from; i readers .• for v t wo-,: reasons: (1) They- are;-a^forum•. -a;:..means - uf icx r - press.itin . for.? people, why. might •- other- , wise bc.^unable-tOi,speakj.;uul',•(2):'Other Abu.sive." and; !Scumidus>,lULters-.-. can't be-.-., panted.; ThaL ? b'i; because the- law>« prohibit^ ,: it.; Law • makes, responsible, not i only hci; who-writes, but he who publishes,, Thli : truciname,of .the writ-; ei\-is re(}iiii; an evidence of? good ifaith: A smar,t"New,.York .publicity iirm is now trying^ toi-take cash 1 advantage, of, thci letterrprivilege. Let's say-it' has M'aisie- Dish face," movie* star,-, as a client- It-writes-a samplo, letter -saying, "15 thought MaisJc Dish face -was marvelous in '-Hob/Hearts/ Shev brought home a great moraUesson,,toV,ourjpeo- Pie.'' It:then distributes : that -.letter, to people.who are..suppp.sed,.to,copy,at..and send it in,to, ; lo,cal papers. uiuleiM their own,names,: For every three,letters these "clie'nts'.': succeed -in-putting, over, the^agency-pays $l'plus postage. '' Readers sometimes -wonder- >vhyedi- tors insist-on-checking^ and-reserving the Tight to reject., letters, to. the. edi- ,tor. This new dodge shows why Some super-smart .New.York press^agent^has injured , every newspaper, reader to whom his "letters" column was a means of., getting;- his -honest: opinions into print.. - . ^ • We:Puturist5 : .,prefcn:!thc.vdcccfa| 1 'of ! ;war ,-to the cd Si of ( pca C c,,aud:theref:-- . Marinclti. Italian Futurist poet «M Great races,,.dp .not, die Herbert: Hoover. oppression.— We must look,: U pon. the:principles of our democracy,.- through .no; -haze, of .sacred tradition bu :.ivth e ,cle J vr,n S ht :; ol,icxpe l ;icncc:. a nd csscn-' tuU:uth_Dr ; ,F. Q-^Blancharcl^Cleveland,min- A ' lC1 J;: GCnUallyVS CiCfeat - tee'WiU ;, >f :EuL-opc^-but;ilt r\tx:hdukc .-Felix-.v soiv of. (lie Old. ; Austro,-Hiiini«ri.,,, „„, U 'C*li~ ; We, must, look-forward, to. a'.'.society U IR . ^-of,thecxtren, C;ml5;0 ^ xtrci J^ extreme,- poverty.- Herbert Morrison British' of .'Home Security. v Williams SIDE OUNCES :. tMC._T. M."»E_C._U. S. PAT. OFF. ,J«ft_t^<M-> i^-jcj THURSDAY, DECEMBER.' 19, 1940 BYOREN ARNOLD COPYRIGHT. NtA SERVICE. INC- for YESTEKDAYi ar ter the are. We. hlublei, Jeara. 1;°»« h«T «u early ri*«. »ke w« . » liukr i»««k« K e, the «raj.,cler IHi, hl». w.» borrow. a title, aad an automatic, «ieU out to trull LOM. Il e «,« the Uocder Patrol'* «uto«ijru, «»* "» " f cw "»*»»«**, ioa* rWe» dow» the trail lotvnrtf-kl«. »»«• * * - *." ' CHAPTER, XXVI sudden turn ol events found * Wesley unprepared.- He -wasn't at all- sure what, to make.of the autogiro's presence. He. guessed, though, that it had settled down first near Lona, Montoya herself —it could land on...and-take-off from. a fiat space not much bigger than a back yard—arid-then had dropped down to where the fliers had' identified him. He knew the ship was> a new unit in the equipment of the United States'Border Patrol.-Now, he -saw Lona riding .back up the trail .toward him-and he- could only • surmise that-the plane had caused her to turn back. *'A few weeks back the whole town crowded around the rcar' r ;of the train, listening:to thai guy make a political speech—now he can't gel the attention of a cab driver." HOLD EVERYTHING By Clyde Lewis COM. l»«0 yr.vMU.IUVICCrtNC -T. M. «G. U. S „ a .clean-cut,; wellTbuUl^chap ,like you wants to enlist in the infantry."'• IN WASHINGTON By.-BRUCE CATTON Courier. News -Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.—President Roosevelt is not going- to come out for repeal of the, Johnson act. nor is he. going to-exert; any pressure, on congress to .relax the neutrality laws. Not--for quite a white anyhow. Administration, experts, .figure :;he British .have enough .liquid assets in the- United States to finance purchases for .-another six months. Meanwhile, it-is hoped-congress will beginmiding Britain,on- its own nook. ' That explains the PrcsidcutSs maneuvers-/in recent, weeks, while the .late Lord Loiliian and sundry others proclaimed Britain needed money and.needed it badly. FDR stayed very quiet. He' also refrained from applying any behind- the-scenes pressure in the House or Senate. He did all this with such a straight face that the aid- the-British people got very worried; some of them recently have wondered aloud if the President, needled by Joe Kennedy, had given up on Great Britain. But the whole idea is to have congress produce ihc next batch of aid for Britain under its own rteam. Even if this fails to work, the yards away, so he rode -slowly on toward the pretty Mexican girl. She recognized him in.a moment and spurred: her horse. "Weslee!" she cried--out happily \vhen she neared him. "You are out riding, too!'" Her smile was bright.-. ''•Yes! I—I thought. I might, do a little shooting. Jackrabbit or coyote maybe. Haven't seen anything, though. I like to ride in early morning.". He hoped his explanation didn't sound as lame to her as it did to him. "I 'come out often to paint and sketch.. I just ride. You saw the autogiro?" "Yes." "They slop near- me to ask if I have see any aliens—imagine, Weslee! If I see any estranjero— I would faint!" * * * JJE smiled with her. But he had appraised, her equipment, too. She had a gun, and :small saddle packs and- canteen and rope. But there \vas definitely no large package such as the horse wrangler said she- carried. He wondered if she had already been to the Rainbow Canyon cache and left her parcel. But, no, she couldn't possibly. have had time. "I weel shoot some with you, no?" She said it .so sweetly, so engagingly, that no man could have declined. They dismounted and dropped reins. Morning sun was a spotlight now that shone on the white rocks they stuck in cacti. Together. they : . fired -first pistols and.r then- the rifle he carried, walking, to •- inspect the; results of each shot. It < was fun, really; fun for any man thus to do target practice in • the \ zestful autumn morning with; a beautiful girl. Very conscious of her presence (as any man as shy .-as Wesley York would :be>, he studied her face when, she was shooting, studied it : closely and in minute = detail i, It occurred to - him that ;she didn't appear as Latin as - most .Mexican senoritas.- A Mexican is, theoretically, half Spanish and half Indian; many are just touched-with the Indian blood. In every case, however, they have a definite skin hue and a.racial something;, about their eyes. It seemed to Wesley, HOW, that Lona .lacked these-subtle .but significant < things; Trained to: observe details and weigh-them in his work as an archaeologist,. he began to wonder why Lona was an exception in her national heritage -.When they had exhausted most of their. shells . Lona suggested they sit for a while and talk;. She found a niche -big -enough;for. two in a granite boulder and invited him to join her. Of necessity,-he sat close. "Your home you said is near Vera Cruz, Lona?" He asked then. "Yes. An old, old rancho, Weslee. You would: love it!" "Surely. A ranch—in old Mexico! It's romantic, to think about." She laughed., low and musically. "I . like romantic-minded man, Weslee." "Mexico is a beautiful country, no es verdad?" He lapsed into Spanish. "Si senor! Usted hahla Espa- noll" "Some," he smiled. "Let's speak it together; I need the practice." • * * • # :• THEY talked at .length. Lona, oddly enough, lost.a bit of her vivacious^ manner and she appeared to concentrate on her words now. Wesley's first Spanish was the purest of Castilian, but presently he shafted to the several Mexican dialects that he knew. Mexican folk do speak differently In different .states, just as -English is spoken,differently in London, New York,' Atlanta and Albuquerque; the idkim of .one place may be hardly recognizable ! in another. But Wesley York was a scholar. Reared in the Southwest, he^had specialized in Spanish, -and because his archaeological studies had taken him pftea to the ancient ruins in Yucatan/Carnpeche, Chiapas-.and other. Mexican states, he had. become intimate with the dialects in almost--every section. In. truth; few Americans -knew Mexico better than young Wesley York. Several times he looked at Lona as if in surprise,' but in a moment she shifted back to English. "No, no/' she smiled-again. "Is better I speak English and learn to use-it perfectly; It is more difficult than-Spanish, and-1 want so to know. Otherwise—you professors shall make-it hard for me in college, eh?" "If you promise to speak Spanish when I visit your home/Lona,would you some day-go with-me to the ruin of 'Chichen Itxa/ iu beautiful old Sinaloa? Just sightseeing?" "I would love it! I have been there many time, Weslee, but—" "You have?' Bueno! Kagame usted el favor de-^" "Yes! But to i<o' with you— oh, Wes-lee-e-e!" She said that last with such fervor as to startle him. Obviously she wanted very much to avoid further Spanish conversation; and besides, she had made a statement that— # * * JJIS thoughts were interrupted here.because Lona had actually snuggled closer .to.'him! And in all his life few if any women had ever snuggled close to Wesley York. . Already sitting very close to him, she had made a slight movement to get .even: closer. Her soft shoulder wiggled his, and she laughed just a little—deep and intimately,'with a knowing look.. "Weslee, we could—be friends no?'" "Of course,' Lona. I—uh, wish every one to—to—uh—" He realized he wasn't going very smoothly,, but then he was ill'at ease. He had come out snooping, not courting, and the mystery surrounding her -had- been enhanced. She.-, had .flatly, tripped herself in discussing. the famous ruin of Chichen Itza, .which is not in the state of Sinaloa at all; and she, a self-avowed -'Mexican, had shied, off her own language after muffing common dialects and idiomatic phrases. But all at once she broke oip<his< • thoughts., again; = indeedy\she. -paralyzed them. Before he realized it Lona had slipped an arm around his shoul- , ders, had lifted her face and xvas •. kissing him Imgermgly, on his lips. "Wee-lee!" she murmured. "Weslee!" Dr. Wesley York,, Ph.D., was • utterly appalled. (To Be Continued); OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople I BROU6UT ALONG TH»S f/A CUTE LITTLE. SEPARATOR. UjAMOS/M^SME'S GOT LOADS INLftlO'STUFF/ UP A FRIENDLV LlTTLH FOR-: .__ RlENDS? I'D JUST ASSOOsiTOSS] " " ' 8UMDLE INTO A AS TAKE A CMA.NCH WlTM DISGUISED LOOKS ABOUT SOCIABLE AS A WOUNDED PAMTWER.' BRINGS OLD.VUKOM OAVG.— VVASTME 6AMK !»io »v *» at»vMc. t^^Tvealry »< f-^ administration has two other things to try before asking.repeal of -the Johnson act or the neutrality laws. It will suggest that the -British "liquidate their South American holdings before asking lor U. S. cash, for one thing. Much more important, it is prepared to suggest that Britain transfer to the United States (or agree to share with the U. S.) military and naval bases on all British possessions in the Atlantic and Pacific which are readily accessible to the new '.vorld. f S » TANKER TRANSFER ROOSTS FUEL BILLS Transfer of tnose two-dozcn-odd U. 3. tankers to Panamanian registry some months ago is bearing fruit now.-in the shape . of higher fuel oil biiLs for • the whole .U. S. merchant marine on the eastern seaboard. Ultimately,. it may .also mean higher costs for the • U. S. .^avy. Only U. S.-flag tankers may carry oil from the gulf area to eastern seaports like. New York and,'. Baltimore. Departure of the _ transferred vessels naturally, re-i ciuced the coastwise fleet, and prices shot up. Before the transfer, the tanker rate on .such shipments was 14 cents a barrel. Now it is around 70 cents, it went considerably higher earlier in the summer, then fell to 20 cents—partly because j German conquests made shippers anticipate heavy transfers to • the U. S. fins of Dutch and Norwegian tankor.s. and partly the House merchant marine and fisheries committee launched a closed .investigation of tanker rates. The- transfers didn't, materialize and the investigation came -to • nothing, and then the rate went back: up. All of this wa.v reflected in the price of bunker fuel, which rose from 60-75 cents a barrel to its- present level of from.Sl.25- to SI.50. The navy i s buying its oil under-contract at DO.-cents, so is undisturbed the present rise.. The navy wit] reel the effect, of course, if the price is still up when it next calls for bids. It also mcan.s bad times for the independent refiners along the glilt coast. Except for those who cv:n their own tankers, the independents 'must not only pay- a much higher freight rate" in order to gel their product to the eastern market—but, they must pay it to the big companies like Standard, which own most of the tankers and with whom their product must compete after it gets to market. Two Languages Divide Belgian Cultural Ties BRUSSELS. (UP)—Cultural, separation of both' parts- of Belgium —Flanders where Flemish -as spoken and the Walloon or French- speaking part—has become a fact. Only papers published in Flemish are permitted in Flemish, towns. In Wallony there are no Flemish newspapers. and : : French remains undisputed as the official and everyday language. Brussels is an exception.. however, because. • newspapers in.- both French and Flemish are printed Brussels originally was a • town.-;.and . the. original form of its name. Broeck-scl; means moor spot in Flemish, Dtuv. ing the past 100 'years, mainly, the last few decades of the 19th" cen-, tury, and also, after the World War, many French-speaking ., Bel-: gians settled, in Brussels (Bruxelles in.French), most of whose citizens now are Walloons. Brussels is surrounded by Flemish districts and Brussels workers- and shopkeepers speak . a type . of Flemish dialect mixed with many French words and. phrases. It has been said that, citizens of Brussels speak neither good French not- good Flemish.-. To remedy this, children, are sent .to .Flemish or French--schools, depending on the language spoken Ht< nome.- \ THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson THERE ARE ABOUF Many periui»£: o! a .superitiliuui nature still bov; to the moon when first they see it. and turn the coins in their.-pockets. • ^ ANSWER:-Nine. Quebec. Ontario; Nova Scotia,--New Brunswick Manitoba, BrihM.] Columbia. Prince .6d\v?r<3 Islan^, A]b«vi-> ^ Saskatchewan. * ' " " ^abwt**o»pK5^Q&\W«rld -U'ar-battlcfieid^'-.-

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