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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGEFOUB BLYTHEVILLJE (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS (COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ". J. ORAHA1C SUDBURY, Editor ^ ^AMUKL?. KOERIS, Advertising HUnacir Scde JtaUpnil" Advertklug R^preaentaU**: Wallace" SVitmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. 'Published Every .Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second claw matter at the poit~ office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under .act of Congress, October .9, 1917. Served by the United Press , SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier in .the .City of Blythevilie, 15c per week, or 65c per month. £Ty .mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 jw year, $150 for six months^75o 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, The Word and the Deed Hi tier t>poke fair words in his recent speech to German munitions-makers. The Nazi regime was all for the workers, lie averred, all .for freedom, as contrasted to democratic - capitalistic countries where hidden -influences reduced/-to a dead level all newspaper and literary writing. Nominally jfree, they really all reflected a single point of. view. Hitler avowed, Avhercas in Germany—ah, what freedom would come wlieti the Nazi -party controlled the world of words.! Unfortunately, deed followed word o.nce again, all -too closely. Only a few days later came a four-day purge of public and private library shelves in Nazi-cqm.juered Alsace. Into people's private homes came the Nazi troopers, hauling away to the 'bonfires all books displeasing -to them. ••Thus within a few days deed followed wortf to help the world evaluate the fa'ir words' meaning. AllTogeilier, Now—Pull! .'Specujaiion .about -the American de- ieiis.e effort may now .be put aside. We have'ithe verdict of the ranii best quali- tied to know. And his verdict i.s "Not good enough." '.William S.'Kmi'dseii, production meni- ber of the Delejise Commission, has made, so to ; speak, his -report on the of the arms produe- And ;his cQiisidei-edv verdict-is that, particularly^'Trr^e^'ViCa lield of airplane production, we 'have i'a.llen .30 .per cent short of the goal. _ The :basjc reason .for this shortcoming, Jinudsen ,says, is .that industry and Jabor, -"the two most important elements," ; have not : been "sold" on the Cavity of the situation. Knudsen believes that there are certain fields in which -the only way a marked and immediate Increase in production can 'be-shpwn Js by working six •or ,sey.en days a week instead of five. When such specific situations are uncovered, it should be done. There are plants not yet working three shifts which can bo placed on this basis Every situation J S its own problem, with varying degrees of urgency and vary'»& xlegrees of unused -productiyc ca- Jt seems cerUiin that more centvaljssed power must be established o iron out quickly ..^cdlic kinks in the production Jinc. F his cloey not ^ea.ii that'all social ?a.ins of shorter hours and better cons must be thrown !( l 0 .wn the ,drain RuLtho power to increase tho Pressure at ceriain points wh,,v tho OUT OUR WAY ,bot/tlenecks are -narrpw must be granted soon. .The situation 'has become such tliat .unused capacity can no long- .er be tolerated. Kmuteen is dead .right when he says that the public generally is 100 per cejit behind the defense ..effort. And he is right again when .he says that "the only way to get',this program going is .to get a .concerted effort and a co-operative .efl'ort— T an incentive fired with the «p,idt of sacrifice tram everybody from the bench to the manager's desk" Kmujsen ,hit it .again when Jie said that our -problem is :to "prove that a free people are capable .of ; se!('-discipline and of 'productive work superior to that o.f a dictator's subjects." 11; is not too much to say -that the whole .future of : free government hangs on what the United States -is able to accomplish during'the-next six months: We 'believe -that :tht; American people are .prepared to make any required sacrifices to win -through .on this front, provided that 'the sacrifices are evenly .Distributed. The armament-effort : is :the joint effort of all -the American : people, not of classes or groiips. It .is for their joint safety as a people. Xhey. .have never 1'ailed .before to do What -.was necessary to 'be done. They Will not -fail todav. College enrollment stood firm during 1,040,-witli even a-.slight-increase over •3030 despite 1 the demands of military •training.. .S t u d y b y Dr. Raymond Walters, president of the University of Cincinnati, .shows 883,594 iiil.i-limc and -enoiig-h ;partrlime .students to make a grand total of 1,347.146. There were slight decreases in most branches oC college training, but a -five per cent increase in engineering students more than -made up for them. More than '32,000-students registered for engincer- •mg .courses. During the depression engineering graduates were all too often a drug on the job market. But now -they are in demand; in fact both in military and •uvil -lite .today there is a marked Jack •ol 'trained engineers.. Quick to note •this change, young--men .have been drawn Jn to this occupational vacuum. Js .every vindication that all of and -more, will be badly needed, |^hapse.v.en before they .complete their entire course. 50 THEY SAY •regard -Pascism , he|r inckct-whcreas ; thc -.Germans Buffalo. lecturer a as ui or * * » One of ,ll. c difruHUtics in American public lite s .ooen ius failure to call it* ablest and Avuikip G U men -to public service.- Wendell P. 1940 prcsidcnUal candidate. No wage-earner, be it in .an airplane or anywhere else, enjoys str!kins jasl , for sake ol .striking.~jamcs B. Carey. C T O secre- ^Express yourself. Parson—il wilj do you good!" HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydt Lewis COf*. |9«Q >y .tibi SiKVtCf. IMC T. M. UG, U. S. >AT --Avanl sonicttiing real nice for (he swcclcsl Jitlle wife in the \vhple \vorldf' •* BRUCE CATTON IN WASHINGTON Ky BRCCL CATl'ON .Courier News Washington CorrcsyouUcnt WASHINGTON, Dec. IS.—Ambassador Joe Kennedy is .expected •to Play a frpul-ijagc part .in i|;c bolationist movement once " the Cliri.stin?is holiclai'.s arc pa.s(. Kennedy li», s boon in closr.-lonely with the America'. Committee —the militant, group \vhu-ircloes tor !i-.r isolationi.sUs what the White Committee docs for the -pro-1 ally crowd. He hopes to stcp'oul" in the open as a '.spear-head of Mils movement, as socu as possible r-fier the first of the year. Right nov,- one thine is iioldin". him back-a bit of canny mancn- vcnng by Pi-e.sidcnt : When Kennedy handrrl 'in -'h'is resignation ;us ambHs-sacior. F asked him as a pmon;.] f n v 0 r keep the title until u new man could be appointed and confirmed. Kennedy agreed. To date : no successor has been picked. Which 'has Kennedy stymied. For although he isn't- .going back to England, -and Is no longer on : thc payroll, nc .still is technically the U. S. ambassador—to .be oxact, by diplomatic usage, he Is Roosevelt's ambaJs^idor. ;Henoc he can- noL lift his- voice in opposition to FDR's foreign policy, even -though he is -straining ; at the leash to .do so. •This may explain the long .delay in naming a new ambassador.. WINANT IN M;.YI> FOR LONDON POST Meanwhile. Llie itanie .most Considered tor M«C job :-io\v SERIAL_STORY BY OREN ARNOLD DUDE COLLEGE YESTERDAY i Lou* jolan We«1«>, and after bri«f target pmc- «•:*•, they nit and lulk. Wenley lapse* Into SjiunUb, l» »uri>rUed when Loim dUplay* J K no«in«:e of •common Mexican diulect*. but k« «ji.v» Jiotfclair.- He hardly ha. '*' ° r L «M»» KII fcfucft- * * * ANDRE BUYS A DRUM CHAPTER XXVII happened lo it? Where did you go?" Andre Girardeau looked hard at Lona Montoya, "Where do you think?" she snapped back, eyes afire. "Am I a child not to be trusted? Am I not a part of the organization myself? Was I not the one sent here to work with you?" "Oh come, Lona!" he was impatient. "You know what I mean! 1m not being personal, I'm just —anxious. Don't you understand? We risked our lives to do a thing and then you — !" Lona shrugged, expressively. You come here with a chip on' your shoulder, Andre. Sit down." "Don't be .a fool!" he almost -snarled that, his face lined Jn anger. "I let you take the .thing because I had a heavier front -to maintain, a cover .to .keep up. But I am running .this show, understand? I am the one who got the instrument, but now one night later I do not have .it in my possession and my hands are tied! Y/ou — you are a girl!" He said that last almost contemptuously, standing over her in an attitude of melodramatic men- it cc. He had slipped thus to her apartment at 1 a. m. as he had often done in the past weeks -Noone had observed his coming and going, he felt, and he had made .sure that all windows and shades .were closed now. But he was not the suave Andre of past visits here. This call was not for pleasure, it was .a business call by a definitely nervous man. ^ Lona Montoya was staring off. Fool' is a strong -word. Andre." He looked narrowly at her. Then he walked to her little kitchenette and got himself a drink. He paused, drank another glass of liquor, and let his feelings cool. He came back to her smiling. "Listen, kid/' .He purred. "I'm :all on edge, tonight. Can't help being -jumpy. Forget it" Lona looked up at him -with cold calculating gaze— and all at once she.. appeared. satisfied in turn. She lifted her arms to him; "Of course, Andre. The thing Js hidden safe. We- can .ship -at. to New York whenever the •excite- inent dies down, ship it easily, too. There is no worree,'Nqt when I have you .beside me. You " Andre! Andre didn't know yet where the .precious instrument was -hidden, .but he-would, find out—later. '**'.*'• gECAUSE Ronica had no classes after 2 p. m., Andre Girardeau called at the Rocking R ranch next afternoon an£ again was profuse with his sympathies. The fire loss had upset Mr. Bailey rather badly not the monetary loss, but the sentimental, the fact that' ; his newlv discovered resting .place was suddenly consumed. Andre arrived to find four trucks there, and several other men talking to Ronnie and her dad. "We heard you aimed to rebuild out of this .red sandstone, Mr. Bailey," one man, obviously a rancher, was saying. "So we "just thought we'd cart a little of it over to you in our spare lime, like, Thomas U. Bailey looked at" the bronzed westerner. you," ftc, said. "I appreciate your coming. I'jl be glad to pay you gentlemen -whatever you wish for your work, .and—" "Hold on! I didn't say it clear I reckon, sir. We didn't come ^here hunting jobs. We—well, -the fact is, Mr. Bailey, we-was'trying,to be neighborly. Np.w out here in the southwest, when a man gits burnt out why we all mostly .pitch in and help -rebuild him, see? It don't time and work that away. No sir, we couldn't take no pay!" "Lqrdy!" Thomas U. Bailey sort of rumbled that. -His voice .wouldn't behave very well. "I can't buy that m New York ... -I can't buy that any where in God!s world, gentle- >->-irt»-*f T T 4 2 ft ; • x —-t .want to shake your * * .» , scene apparently touched ' Andre Girardeau, too. When he had looked approving-' y at plans already roughly drawn' for .the new ranch .home, 'he took: -Ronnie in -his car and drove the- eight miles in to town with her As he parked at Wilson's Indian Ti-aaing-Post die turned to the girl at his side. P "Ronnie/"' said he. "I can't very well haul : in rocks to build .with 3ut -I .want you to know that I feel iust Jike those ranch men. And I can show .a little .of my feeling Now you have ss^d that the new \ouse will be furnished with authentic Spanish and Indian .things :?o come in!" >.,.'.' They went an .the store—which- was more like a museum, in dnuth —and Fred Wilson in berspn came to shake hands and invite them to look ground. Ronica Iwas fingering some .brand-new Navajb *ugs, but Andre turned suddenly to a huge drum that stood near. t Ji h f 5 rum SS large ' as Indian tom-toms go. This one was Apache I made, -Mr. -Wilson said. It was two feet across and yearly 4htee feet! high, a barrel-shaped thing with! heavy rawhide stretched -and .laced aver each end and painted "with Indian .designs. With ;the accompanying drumstick Andr,e thumped jut a cryde pom-pom, .pom-pom, i he .tone was deep, cpmrnandirig Suddenly Andre brightened. v £ I "Remember the business a^soci-1 ate I introduced you to :dpwn : iji Guaymas, Mexico? Do you Ronnie? The man named Pico?" ' ' '" ' "Yes. Why?" "He'd love this. He has a new| hacienda on the edge of town-bis home like yours v, He ask's me to keep an eye open lor Indian things. If -you ' we can order two." "Oh, by all means get it for him Andre/You are so thoughtful!" ;:' .»'**•"' :.-'''•;.;,• "E purchased the drum.—$3.5.. • And then-he moved[".Jo thel jewelry case. Wilson, a picturesque! gray-haired gentleman who hadfl expert knowledge of Indian, crafts! and .artistry, showed -him ; hancU| wrought bracelets and rings:;^fI silver set .with -turguoise,' ;with| petrified wood, with tourmalincl and all manner of native ! semi-I precious stones. _He purchased >tho| prettiest -ring and .'bracelet set for! Ronica. -.'.. ' I When-he obsei-ved wMch Navajo rugs Ronica admired most, -Andre ordered them for her,'and when they discovered a great arm chair made skillfully of the light <but| astonishingly strong .nbs : ifrom sahuaro cactus, Andre, ordered that especially for -Mr; : BaHey. Ronnie looked up at^hirn. "Ycr* are -just too generous, Andre. I know Dad will love you for it. though." • . •'..-.-• She wandered down the store-'to inspect a collection: of Mexican and Indian dolls hanging .there. and kindly Mr. Wilson 1 smiled "at Andre and said .\confidentially. She is a very lovely: miss;%h't she?" -. '"•",.'.'" ! Andre .acknowledged the com- Jliment by. nodding.' ."The 'Miss'-is :ernporary^hpwe\ren I stiaH change :hat in a day .or .two,"^'""""'" tnow. how to pick 'em Wilson?" ' ." :: "' : His open.conceit:seemed.! :o have a^asty-^irk'rtQ ,4v, ov , hat Wilson looked^ up m'surpriscj But the .storekeeper j.ust^epeat.edj courteously, "A 'yery' ipvely'fiirL"-' (To Be Continued) : so •s supposed to be that of John .G. Winant, former .governor ^f :<vi ew Hampshire and now director of the International Labor Office. • Kennedy .is reported to have warned the President that British, aborites _are getting mote and more po\ver and that the next am-; }assador had better be someone who tB3ks-their language. Winant.! would fill the bill admirably in 1 that respect, He knows Home- Minister of Labor Ernest Bevin ntimately, and it is understood that his appointment would be •highly., acceptable" in London. In Washington, a Winant 'appointment would be widely approved. He is respected for -his ability., is considered to have the sort of personality -that makes .\good diplomat, and has never been identified with .the ardent pro- ally crowd. The organized peace groups would .probably okav him. * * s MORE ABOUT THAT BOMB SIGHT Death of Bi'itisli Ambassador Lord Lothian i-ecalls an "unwritten bit of .history connected with the still-mysterious British deal -for the U. S. bomb .sight! Working ,in -Washington to get the bomb sight for Britain .was Sir Charles Ross. English .inventor who brought out the .famous Ross rifle in C:mada during the last war. Hess mr.dc a. number of efforts to get ..Senator Burton K. Wheeler. isolationist leader, to relax his opposition to release of the bomb sight. Wheeler laughed these cf- turts off. About a montli ago. however. Ross jubilantly told Jricnds. "Well' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson ILL NEVER GIT THAT A QUY THAT OWWS TH' P-G*T OUT OF JT IF By J. R. WiHiam 8 OUR BOARDING HOUSE ' with Major Hoople l iv. ir->[~r^ i- i A t 11-^ \ ~" "N - i . - • .l JUST RISKED A BUCK OM THIXT C4E&SV % WMEELj AvMO I W^ MV ^ISi SMACKERS RIGHT MEV,SHOAT, Y0l3" TO UO o WOWj NOT WHAT IP I OiOOMUV ^V IT O'^iCH ^v^ IT'S A "REE COUMTR.Y, -00 TMCNftspRRV, BUT ONE PIP j SAMKROLL'S SMOT, ICI-; 90 ^AST A-T6ETSt V JAK£ -•-1 -.Dip A / COULO^TCATCKVOU/' ^ ANY 0' VOU OTHER CLERKS' VVANJTA GO'H06-WlLO A O!>A£ ? —GT£P UP, IP VOUR \JEiMs Alf WANT6 TO PLAY 6TORH - THERE- WAS -NOTHING SUPERNATURAL IN we've got 'the bomb sight'." Some •one •-ferried the .remark to "<Je George C. Marshall,/chief of''-sr/ .who explained -that an carljr-irwjj sight, hao been released 'to : Brita1r :Ross only grinned ' -when "in •formed of that. "You've -g6't•':'•' a': army and a navy bomb sight;? h said. "Tlie services'are a : bit-:jcal ous of each other; and •each-'on claims its sight is the better,^ty say we'd just as soon have .one; "3 the other. Anyhow, we've' got ivha' we want, and Lord -Lothian isV' 1 ing it back to .Great Britain/' A clay or,so later Lothian did « ; back to England. - ;*'•• "' Many .persons suppose s .thc stin of a bee to benefit certain : ments. Jn Germany. -bcc-sEing'-sc crction can be bought 'in ' capsule: ON WORLD WAR BAT.tL-E.FfEL.DS/ FOR AAAMV CENHXJRJES, THIS PLANT HAS SPRUNG UP AS A Vs/EED ON ANV NEOLECTED LAND OVER AREAS OF FIRST THE ,U- S ONI SEATTLE, Bur NOT A SiN&t-E BIR1?> OF THIS SHJPAABNT -. •"•^ | * * • "'••"•-tt'r$~ •:•: -Viv^Tff : '3% COPR. JMO BY NE* SEI^rtCE, ANSWER: .A -sea shell, frequently uscdt as money in some soc- tjons of the \vorld. NEXT; Th? man- wHh-ihe v >*- *•' __ .'friV:™"". '. " _~^" ^,*"** 11 " - nose. • " • •No-afFection for the eventual VP- cipjept is intended in ihis-k-k~ * •for the British gunner is i£%J planting it on ap "-' : - : -...'• dr » - plane,

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