The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1940 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 21, 1940
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PAGE FOUB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS \ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher J; GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL P. 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 poet- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blythevilie, 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. — and So He Fights For Uncle Sam Better than a heavy sermon, better than a long and involved discourse on Americanism, is a little story. It happened in Camcien, N. J. A boy came to the recruiting' office to. enlist in the Army Engineering Corps. His. father proudly walked with him. Anton Schmager was the Father's name. He 'knew what war was about, for just 22 years ago he was in one. He was a machine-gunner with a German outfit on the Sormne. So when he presented his boy to the examining officer, he knew exactly what he was doing- So did the officer. Lieut.-CoL Lee Sumner was also on the Somme, on the other side. He and Schmager may actually have fired at one another in those days. They understood, Schmager is one of those men on whom Nazi Germany believes it should exercise some hold. He is one of those men of German blood whom the German organizations concerned with "Germans abroad" would like to control. But Schmager is not having any of that. His boy Rudolph is going 'into the American army, to (ight if necessary, for-the country his father has - adopted, and which is his own country. Rudolph is•• an American, ready to do his duty. Anton is an American, ready- to help him do ft. ;; This sort of thing must be the-.despair of those whov insist that the'call 1 of race and blood must always, be stronger than the call of country. Tt , must baffle those who insist that a man may go to a foreign land, assume . its citizenship, and yet remain loyal to the land from which he stemmed. It is not the American way. The thousands of fine American soldiers of German ancestry and blood who fought . in every war from the -Revolution on clown to the war against Kaiserism, give it the "lie every day ? every hour. The best Americans are often those who have but recently tasted despotism abroad. The love of freedom is often stronger '.within them than in those of us who take it for granted. We don't know him, 'but we'll bet that Rudolph Schmager, son of a German machine-gunner on the Somme, be a fine American soldier. Steady Does h -• ^ Hysteria accomplishes nothing. The _United States, deep in its urgent rush toward defensive, armament, needs grim determination and relentless energy.- There is no time for groundless rumors and thin-air generalizations, Everybody knows that the danger of sabotage is great; that there are some who would stop at nothing to halt or hamper arms production. The tightest precautions must be taken against this at every point. 33ut there is no good in seeing foreign agents behind every bush, either. For instance, the nation was shocked by the Kenvil, N. J., explosion Sept. 32, in which 51 workers were killed. Wise ones nodded sagely and whispered "alien sabotage." i Now after three months' investigation, the F. B. 1. reports that while the exact cause of the explosion is not known, it is convinced that sabotage was not- involved. It is one more case in which it would have been wise to suspend judgment until there is something on which to base that judgment. of QtkeM. PuWJcaUoo in this column of editorial* from other newspaper* docs aoi necessarily mean endorsement but to an acknowledgment of interest tan Ui« tubjecti discussed. Mr. Roosevelt's Veto of The Logan-Walter Bill President Roosevelt's message vetoing the Logan-Walter bill reduces to this: Don't bother us with a lot of lawsuits that would interfere with what we have -sot out (,o do. But the United States government was founded on the basic principle of interfering forces. That is the reason for what arc called the "checks and balances" of the constitution. The men who wrote that charter had lived under arbitrary government. They were determined to protect, the new republic from it. Mr. Roosevelt is in marked degree executive minded. The country can expect him to be impatient and resentful of restraints on executive action. For most of the time he has been m the White .House he has had a Congress that was ready, to enact the legislation he asked for. When the Supreme Court was unable to go along with him he asked for a law under whicn he might pack it. but found the nation against; him. Since then deaths and resignations have given him opportunity to till a majority of the Supreme Court seats with justices of his' own selection. -And now the House of Representatives has sustained his veto of a. measure designed to put curbs on arbitrary action by executive .boards 'nnd commissions clothed with' rule-making powers, it has been said of these agencies that they make laws, and in themselves combine the functions and powers of inquisitors, prosecutors, juries and judges. • In his veto message Mr. Roosevelt .spoke oi "chaos and paralysis" in the administration of government as if those conditions Vould have been the certain fruit of the Logan-Walter bill. Such pictures, repeatedly painted by administration .spokesmen since this legislation was proposed, are gratuitous. It is at least as reasonable to. assume that if the affected bureaus and agencies knew that their findings and judgments were to be subject- to closer scrutiny in court, they would be more careful in the exercise of their authority. —Arkansas Gazette. • SO THEY SAY •^^______^_^_^_^_ How fast imhusfry divcrUs its efforts from product-ion for normal needs to armament depends upon how seriously government regards the immediate future.—H. W. Prcntts Jr., president National Association of Manufacturers. * * * Ultimately it rests with industry, as well as labor, what path we shall follow—voluntary collective bargaining or a means of industrial Fascism.—Mattliew Woll, A. F. of L. vice president. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1940 SIDE GLANCES V- jL-^^QKi&jH**? •*'&•'•>•* :.<••'>' ;•", ^"^^pliKIK^^ ^''^W^^S'^i^SM ''And I thought I'd get oul of running a tractor on my v old man's farm by joining the army!" HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydt Lewis C0». 1740 BY NtA SEHVICt. INC. T. M. RIG. us. "Tins guy keeps comin* here every clay for a week and lie can't hit a thing—linally lie shows up this morning v/ith a machine gun!" The Editor's Letter Box Jscc Sunshine Ahead for "Common Mini" Blytheville Courier News BlyUicvillc. Ark. To The Editor: Recently President Roosevelt, said. "I will be back if the world i survives." That remark Ls puzzling \ to some. But Mr. Roosevelt meant what he said, and it is logical from his viewpoint. President Roosevelt lives iu a different world from most of us. and it. is about his world Hint he. is .spraking and indeed his world may not survive. Tt didn't survive for the Queen of Netherlands, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the French nobility, the kings of Spain, Belgium, and Rumania. The Man- nerheims. counts. potentates, bishops and priests who fled their country—yes. certainly their world didn't survive. But there is another world, the world 01 the common 'man. whose worth is not attested to by black cloth, high hat. and cane. The man with a hoe. hammer and a plow. Him who will give an honest clay's work. To him the world will prow more beautiful. The landscape, tiie soil, sunshine, and rain, the trees and flowers will still be here—though kings may have departed. The birds will still sing for him. JNO. R. WEBSTER. Blytheville. Ark. The avenue increase in the sale of electric ifcht bulbs in the United States is 10 per cent a year. OH-I FEEL T-I-OH, FERSOT BIG 1CK/ IS AWFUV- HUM1UAT1N'/ WHUTlL HIM? WHUT r S WHV, THEM AIN'T CHR.ISTM.AS PRESENTS-TRET'S STOVE WOOD/ IT SKEERT ME FER. MINUTE, THE <SU1LTV CONSCIENCE By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople BY OREN ARNOLD DUDE COLLEGE YESTERDAYt Aaire ..< Lo»« almo»t quarrel wh«. t k« *lrl JE*» 10 ** hidden the A«-xt day, JUtlley ntm-h, flmU rebuilding already underway. He ott*r» <o kelp Mitk furniKhlnK*. lake* Ronnie to i\. i ?*, V 0 "'* Mc f " IMK«eul«rty iiilrri-K»*il In a l*r Ke drum, buy* it for n XncHd in Mexico. * * * Lona Montoya should deliberately kiss him was both shocking and confusing to Wesley York, In all honesty he had to admit to himself that the kiss was not unpleasant, but that had been squelched in a little flash of shame. He had turned nervously formal again and escorted her back to town. He had felt a strong urge to see Ronnie Bailey again. But not until next morning, Saturday, could he go back to the Rocking R Ranch. He had no classes this day, so at 9 o'clock he bought three thick T-bone steaks and drove straight from the butcher shop to the ranch home- site. Workmen were busy clearing out burned debris of the house, and Mr. Bailey, supervising them, came forward to greet Wes. "Good morning, son! Glad to see you. Want you to look over plans for the new house right away." "Glad to, Mr. Bailey. And say— I brought out some meat. Happens I'm a real good steak barbecuer, Mr. Bailey. If you could get Fabian to let me have charge, of the noon meal, why I would put some expert touches on these steaks for you and me and Ronica, sir. We could do it in the outdoors here — wonderful weather right now, isn't it?" "Perfect! Perfect all around. Only Ronnie isn't home. But don't let that interfere, son. I can eat twice as much as you think anyway. You'd never know I came west with indigestion." Wes felt let down. He had expected—hoped—to find Ronnie here. But he knew -from experience that she seldom "stayed put." ever and always. "I'll get Fa"bian to keep the steaks on ice until noon," Wes said,' trudging off. Mr. Bailey sat at an outdoor table and checked measurements and details on plans for the new ranch house. No architect had been hired, because Mr. Bailey, said he could do his own designing with friends' help, but he had contracted with a local builder who was already on the job. ; Wes pointed out myriad details —he had forgotten a place for gun racks, he could use ranch branding irons for an attractive dining room chandelier, he could make a would be both fireproof and patterned better than any rug he might buy, he could make a hat rack of deer and elk horns. . ' You're full of ideas, son," Mr. Bailey declared, exultantly. "I hereby hire you as consultant architect. Now you must—" '-'Can't hire out," Wesley grinned m thanks. "The University would fire-me, sir. But I intend to build a western home of my own some day so i' ve given it some thought. And I'm glad to help you. A fire is a tragedy." Mr. Bailey was suddenly serious, intent. He jabbed a pencil at Wes. " ««. he sai(J F in J °w tone now, that fire was no accident, either!" Wesley looked closely at him. No, Wesley, I don't know who did it but— whoever did had it well planned fend well timed. They used that as a cover to steal the new bomb sight from one of the army planes!" "No!" "Yes, Wesley! The fire drew every army man over here, naturally. Some thief went right in cut the sight off and took it away. The only hour those ships haven't been guarded since the new sight was put into them. The sight was course, but that didn't stop the thief." "And you think—?" "No, not a clew. Of course— strictly on the quiet, now—the federal agencies are onto it. But we haven't learned a single thing!" Wesley was astounded. He stared off into space, frowning, hardly hearing his host give the other details. He was deep in his own thoughts. Here, shockingly, was yet another mysterious occurrence to add to the long list of unexplained incidents which crowded Wesley's mind of late, this the most important ot all. Ronica knew some of those things with him, but he alone knew them all. He wished earnestly for Ronica now so that he might talk with her. Possibly together they could evolve something. He looked at his watch. Almost noon. "Mr. Bailey, if I'm not being too inquisitive, could you tell me when I might see Ronnie? Where is she likely to be this afternoon?" "Why Mexico, son, she's I believe. headed for Flying her plane down. Said they'd have lunch at the dude ranch where Andre i& staying and 'lake oft.from there aoout 1 p. m." ' '' • '" : "Andre? . . . Andre?" Wes exclaimed the name twice. "Why yes. You know him, Wesley. Andre Girardeau. Fine young man. He has business connections down in Guaymas .on the .west coast of Sonora, and Guaymas is •also a resort town, as you may know. He and Ronnie and some other -girl named—let me see— Lona? Is there a Lona somebody in/the college here?." "Lona Montoya!" Wes looked straight at his host. "Was she—she going too? Flying with Girardeau and Ronica? Into—Mexico?" "Why yes. But—?' • f . "I've got to go, Mr. Bailey! Excuse me, sir, but—well I've got to hurry! I-I—m explain later. * * * TJE never finished. He had jumped up. half dancing in his excitement, and all at once he just ran to his car and hastened -away, leaving an elderly man smilii after him and slowly shaking head. There is no explaining the impulsive' actions of youth, reflected Mr. Bailey; especially oj youth when Ronnie was involved He wondered if this .quiet-mani nered young professor was-inter) ested in Ronnie personally. Wouldn't mind if he was. I As for Wes, though, he broki all speed records for his old cal in driving to town. And he trie! to think while speeding. A lot oS details needed thinking out. •-[ He braked to a sudden stop ai his home and ran to the telephone Then he stopped short. He couldn' remember the name of the rand: where Girardeau stayed, if ever hi knew it. He tried to telephone Lona Mori toya, but she was out. Back to his car, he drove fas then to the office of the Unite- States Border Patrol In this ares and luckily did find Inspecto Sheridan Starr there. "Howdy, Dr. York," the office! greeted. "You" look excited." "Listen, Mr. Starr—it's near!: one o'clock now. Can \ve—is—i! the Patrol autogiro plane around? Near here? Is—?" "It's out 10 miles or so, out near The Tanks where we keep field, stables also. You know 'the place. There's a pilot there, and—" "Then, for God's sakes, Mr. Starr, let's hurry! Come on—I can tell you about it while we^re on our way!" • ' . Running with .the officer. Wes felt lake sobbing as a frantic "boy might do. He knew, without the necessity of reasoning now, .that Ronnie Bailey was in grave danger; and .he knew, .he loved Ronnie Bailey better thari everything else in this'world. •:•••; ,M7 •/ >v (To Be Continued) •Spanish a little more. Washing- toniatis who attended" the Aviia Camacho inaugural report that while Wallace valiantly • talked Spanish to Mexico's new- president, -Avila Camacho's to be called on the services of interpreter had frequently. They don't report that malicious-, ly. 'Wallace made a fine impression, they say, and was liked by the Mexicans first rate. "NO MORE, NO LESS" The recent influenza scare on MAJOR'S 5VSTEM WILL LAST ABOUT AS .POOD FROM ROME ETt4E^"~ UGH I'VE MAsD tS'NCE f <5OLD LONG ISLAND <SOUND TO A MAM VOU CARE TO BANKER,I'D LIKE Ton OLD SVSTEiYV I FOUND IN MAJOR, MACHINE/ • BRUCE CATTON IN WASHINGTON Ry BRUCE CATTON Courier JJe\vs Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—While Senator Burton K. Wheeler suns himself on a liner in the Pacific, certain Department of Justice officials arc more than a little worried About the future of his pending- investigation into U. S. industry's foreign tie-ups. Unofficially, and sub-rosa the the west coast led a fcci enii health department is awfully anxious to officer to reminisce sadly about the have that investigation pushed. It 1918 e P icleTTlic < ^hen h e was put in Is convinced Uiat.'a thorough probe chai '8 c of influenza-control meas- and patent agreements ures in a Ncw England city, between big German and American industrialists would reveal some surprising facts, and it figures H Senate committee is best fitted to do the job. ' But Wheeler's committee won't get soing until after the first of the year, in his . absence, the \ Dies Committee has begun to show an interest in the 'Same subject. Now the Justice people are afraid Die.s might steal the whole show. They figure Wheeler would do a first-rate job and that Dies probably wouldn't—but that Die.s" work would spoil things for 'Wheeler. Wheeler himself apparently isn't! worried. He is .said to feel that | (here's no pood reason why Dies shouldn't look into this .subject if he \\auls to. Also, he doesn't ^hsrc Justice's distrust of the rangy Texan. and the schools and the movies I'm not sure but what we" even closed the saloons. As fast anybody came down, witlv it, ..w< isolated him promptly. We people wearing masks, and so But you know, I" honestly don' believe it ail'did one bit of'good If we hadn't, been'there at aft,,' think they'd have had just acbly as much flu as they,-did have—no more, and no less." Limited Menu .For more than 600 years, onhl two foods and two drinks havt| been sold .by 'The Bratwirfstglock-l lein, famous restaurant in 'Nuremberg, Germany: wine and beer I sauerkraut and sausage. ,ri'w H .or: Madagascar li said. We closed the churches to the east of .southeastern Africa THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWilfiam Ferguson , A I, PLANS MOVING AHEAD "•Socialized medicine" has been ! a vory hot potato politically for a ! loin; time. That, is why those inter- ' cstcd arc watching closely' developments in at least two states Michigan and Ohio. Legislatures there ;;rc passing lav;.s enabling medical service plans to he set up. Members would pay a weclcly ?rr into ;i 'fund, neing then entitled to nuxlica! and surgical services i at need. This plan, which has/support of stale and local academies of medicine, is entirely voluntary and therefore is not in any sei^c "socialized medicine," but- Is similar to plans for providing hospitalization under the same terms which have proved popular iu many ylace.v While it would not .solve the lowest-bracket income group, the proposed plans arc expected to be a boon for small-income groups, and may .serve to reduce the agitation for ".sociali/ed" instead oi' "co-operative" medical care. ASTRONOMER THEREAFTER. WITH H!/V\ HB MlOHT ON) OF APPKOXf/W/XTELV <£><& .PERCENT Wallace ently, Vice President-elect needs to polish, up his ANSWER: Chain mail is a flexible armor of interlocked met Jinks. Chain letters arc written communications kept in unbroken emanation. the «cean evipcratc fa$4cr in summer w

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