The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 23, 1940
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FOUR TOE BLynjEVILLE COURIER NEWS ; ,</ : . , £B£ COURIER NEWS CO. ' '\'H; r w;SAINES,' publisher . , J.; GRAHAM SUDBUEY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising BLYTHEVELLB (ARKJ COUKIER „— National Advertising Representative*: Wiulace Witmer Co.; New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. •Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday - Entered'as second class matter at the post' office at Blytheyille, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. '•••'• SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the City of Blytheville, I5c per week, or 65c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 PW '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. How About 'All Aid To Canada'? The first interest of the United States is defense of the Western Hemisphere. All agree on that. Some favor a static "Maginot Line" defense. Others think the bestj defense is aid to Britain — that a defeated Britain would make hemisphere defense doubly difficult, and that therefore "Aid to Britain" 153 a phase of hemisphere defense. But how about "Aid to Canada" ? The tiny Canadian navy has already suffered -severe war losses. Surplus ..or overage destroyers or other naval ships, even merchant ships, might well be transferred to Canada, thus building hemisphere defense Directly. A Canadian navy' capable of holding up its share of continental defense would be a continental advantage. True, at the present moment, Canada would use those ships and defense sinew? of any kind against Germany. Canada is at war with Germany. But that is Canada's problem. Britain wins or Britain loses. in this war. If Britain wins, it would not need • surplus armaments lent or transferred by the United States. ..But Canada- would, and Canada is an integral part of American defense. If Britain loses, it could be forced into a pec!cc which would imply transfer of its war materials to Germany, including anything the United .States has, sent. But Canada is a separate country. It declared war separately on Germany. And while Canada will never let Britain down by making a separate peace, Canada might not acquiesce on the same terms to a peace forced on Britain by military collapse. In other words, Canada might be more -inclined, and might, be better able to bring back to the Western Hemisphere after the war, however the war comes out. shups and guns that -would still be use! ul- to hemisphere defense. •Canada is our n.ext-door neighbor. The United states is justified .to the litest degree in giving Canada any a'd that seems mutually beneficial. More ships to Canada implies development of larger and better base Paciii- ' lies in Canada-an added defense as- *cl to the hemisphere. Ships, arms a".v aid granted, to Canada seem more "kely to revert into eventual hemisphere defense assets than aid sent di*Pt to Britain. Yet so far as the prose- of the present war is concerned, ' 0 y UscflSl lo t;hc it not be well, therefore, while there is so much agitation for "All Aid • to Britain," to turn mpre closely to the possibly greated advantages of "All Aid to Canada"? Last Call For Aliens The registration of aliens comes to a close on Dec. 26, and any who have not yet registered may as well be on notice that they'd better be getting about it to avoid future penalties and embarrassments. The .total, it is clear, is going to be greater'than anticipated. The guess was 3,600,000. But that figure has a!^ ready been passed, and -1,250,000 are now expected to register. /I hat is not any overwhelming number of aliens in a .population of 132,000,000. But except for a few whose residence is temporary, the United States has a .right to expect everyone to give the most serious' consideration to becoming citizens. Many will prove to have been admitted illegally. j n such cases, discretion o » g h t to be exercised. It offers a chance to get rid of those who have definitely shown themselves unsympathetic to American ideas and ideals For the first time, the alien problem will have been placed on a "known- statistjcs" basis, and the solution can be more intelligently .approached than ever before. More Horrible~'More Costly As modern war has added still another horror to -those which war developed in th c past-the bombing in Heir beds of unarmed civilians-so it has introduced another element of cost tensions and various forms of bonuses and compensation for soldiers have become a recognized feature of war. Now conies compensation for the v>c ims of air attack, it is .certainly a JUbt and .logical development 'Britain, starting at Christmas will begm to pay compensation to those in- .<!0 a week for unemployed not hospitalized as a result of ' l married men U " y C0m " e " s:ai0 '" are evi- „ mcrc to ,. mm| , e| . flf cone-one more way ;„ , vhich „,„,, to rs', Incros81n * in "''feet proportion P its horrors. Considering that som<* t ;,M 20 T ***** " v C n/'"' Pe '' haiK 3 '"' bt)mbs 8il «* a»-out i-aid- l»ean last September, the ' po«i ies are evident ' so THEY SAY n, h H " " l on on r obligations „„«, right5 . * * Wnislol , SIDE GLANCES I'd pronounce you guilty if (he sheriff hadn'l jusl (old ie he wanted lo whitewash Ihc inside of the jail over • the weekend!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson COPR. IMO BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. CQPERNlfCAN THEORV WAS ONE OF THE OREATEEST CONTF5IBUTIOMS TO HUMAN KNOWLEDGE OF ALL. POLAR BEAR LIVER! *is POISONOUS ;i TO 12-25 r our planetary system. NEXT: Compound and simple interest. Scout News Boys —T— :- Girls OUT OUR WAY ; Have Christmas Party ! : Thirty members of the Bluohird trcop of the Girl Scout-s had a- Christmas party Wednesday nishr* at the home of Mary Sue" f>n-v- niaii. ' , The Berry man home was rated for Christmas tapers, silver bells and evergreen- arranged about thr cn'tertahilpV rooms. On the mantel was a .scone of the NfUivUy which was lighted by a largo electric star. Members of the party visited Betty Black, a member O f the troop who is ill at her home. Upon their return, they popoed popcorn and cookies lor refreshments. Gifts from ;.hp Christmas tree were distributed to the girls who had brought gif& of food to b . taken to a needy family for Christmas. NO I WOULDN'T HAVE TO HIDE Wy STUFF IN SUCH'PLACES IF E DiDNST LIVE SUCH*A NOSEV FAMILY/ WHV MOTHERS By J. R William. OUR BOATING HOUSE with MajoT¥oople /EGAD/ HOW FORTUrJStEAlIirii 'AMO-80-,8&-86"~MM.' A ^V^^A^/^^^rLT^^^v^V 86 " £/ JU5T 1M TIME TOR A ¥<SACr-T U^MI nTr-r 0 ,n >M - * Rc — , 0! -^^ __.. • -^^ « r? (ortub^T WOULD <STR.\P I/A JivU= \\i\\\ von SU OF 3HLATED ChlQi^TMCxc: v\-—\— v ^. ^ Y-V > W|Ll -^^^ «-i- uKKtoim^^ \\ , t-^jj. ^ BANKROLL L\KH \-\ 5T^P BOT£ACOB,)(ACORN SHUCKER SO.M'5 ft^O CASH A WOULO^T VOU UKE TO MONDAY, DECEMBER'23, 1940 BYQREN ARNOLD DUDE COLLEGE * * * RONNIE GETS A SHOCK CHAPTER XXIX RONICA BAILEY was noted for j collecting interesting person- i alities around her and for showing scant patience with bores Hence there was nothing unusual m her ready agreement to take Lona Montoya on the air jaunt into Mexico, although she was surprised that Andre asked it "Lona has never flown down" Andre explained, lightly, "and she knows the country. Besides, Ronnie, she can serve as a sort of j-of chaperon, which we haven't had heretofore. Don't you see?" Ronnie was truly grateful then. Of course, Andre. I am entirely too careless about such things. But I don t mean to be. I think most conventions are important, really. 111 be happy to have Lona, and my plane cabin is plenty large for three of us and more." "Big enough for my Indian '0?" Andre asked, smiling. ivugiH as xvell take it down to good old Pico in person, instead of shipping it." Wherefore the three young people took oft m the early afternoon with considerable gaiety. Weather was perfect for fly ing __ as it mu _ ally is m New Mexico—and the time to Guaymas was only a matter of three .hours or so. Departing m early afternoon had been Lona's idea, urged upon Andre in private Being a conscientious pilot concerned always for good flying and maximum safety, Ronnie sat alone , r «> nt fro™ the moment they eft the ground. She had told her two guests to relax and have a but There were a few early bumps, then the monoplane settled down to auiiful, smooth sailing. Ronnie held tau-ly low the better to enjoy the semi-desert landscape She caught one glimpse of Rainbow Lanyon—and quite involuntarily turned for a quick look at Lona remembering. Ronnie smiled a bit to herself Maybe, given some kind -of break s!:e could make Lona tell her secret. Ronnie felt that if—but all at^ once her reveries broke clown _ -Look!" Lona Montoya almost sr.vieked that. "Look, Andre!" * * * gONNIE .lurnccL She saw Lona and Andre staring out a win- . and Lona's face had an ex pression she had never seen be fore. The bright beauty of it, th open Mexican friendliness, hau vanished and in its stead was an expression of anger that seemec almost fierce. The change in th girl was so quick and so complete as lo be startling, and even Andres face showed grave alarm Ronnie glanced out," too. "It's only the government auto g^'o!' she shouted back to her guests, slowing her own speed to coast so they could hear. "It's onb he Border Patrol plane. See they re waving. They're friends and anyway—" Lona and Andre ignored her Lona had grabbed his arm in fury I told you!" she snapped at Andre, lips tight and pale. "It's a trap! A deliberate^" He glared back. "But you yourself agreed they wouldn't be out now, Lona! You said they patrol me international line only in mornings. That's why you wanted to leave after noon 1 " "Oh-h-h-h!'>^Lona was half standing, and she shook Andre in an obvious little fit of frenzy r ear. "I ought to have—!" "What is wrong?" Ronica called oudly. ' "Shut up, and fly this thing fast! Lona snapped. "If you don't, you'll—" "Hs-s-s!" Andre tried frantically o quiet the girl, but plainly Lona vas in a panic now. "They're signaling me to turn Jack," Ronica called. "I don't mow what's the matter but—sit town, kids, and don't be afraid, t's nothing endangering us, I'm sure. Careful—I'm going to turn " "NO!" Andre yelled at her. "No you don't! Keep straight for Mexico or 111 kill you!" * * * BONNIE'S chin dropped. Had she actually heard correctly? Frowning, incredulous of her own ears, she turned around in her seat again. To her further astonishment she saw Lona Montoya rolling Andre's Apache Indian drum—the souvenir he had bought to take to a friend in Guaymas. It had been carefully packed in thick padding anrl +Jo^l ,...'ii. T>. ^ "Do as I tell you!" Andre Girardeau yelled menacingly, in her ear "Keep due south. Get across "I won't!- 4Uiddy M **> ssM * 1 " heu you won>t; y ° u Httle . With a quick move, then, he jerked her out of the plot's seat and literally threw her backward on the floor. Even as she moved she tried to reach under her leather jacket; there she carried the pearl-handled pistol Wes" York had given her and ordered her to keep near. The plane lurched dangerously. Ronnie's body struck the cabin floor, stunning her so that she came to a sitting position slowly. When her head cleared a few seconds later, Lona Montoya had taken her gun away and Andre Girardeau was at the ship controls. She stared up front at the couple. Andre had often said he knew nothing of flying—but he handled this ship with obvious skill! : Lpna was shooting out a crack in a cabin window. Shooting and glowering at the autogiro with that peculiar lew fury in her face, an expression utterly unlike the Lona they lad first known. It wasn't simply a Mexican girl in anger or fear: it was—different * * * BONNIE didn't understand it, didn't understand anything. Her own fury was such that she vas beginning to sob a little partly from sheer helplessness. Somehow she knew Lona Montoya vpuld shoot her on the slightest ^revocation now. Also that Andre Tirardeau was anything but a riend. All the past weeks of adventure nd change and excitement treamed through Ronnie's con- ciousness as she sat there on the loor of her golden monoplane. The ^ £? llege entry ' the friendship vith Wesley -York—was that really <Ves in the autogiro?—the fight vith -the five Japanese, then the pymg on Lona in Rainbow Canon, the fire at her home, every- nmg. Strangely, Wesley York had ,. - - . - -•• ^-~v^, fc gured prominently, even hero- tied with ropes, Ronnie hid I ically, in most of those excitine: ['VPn All ?3 f r\Y^f*A T j^*-. n .. " T i Y-» r^ ,-3 «-. A _ 1' T .. »_. ' *- ^ ------ -»^j^»-^, AIUH.UIC: iicHI observed. All at once Lona opened the cabin door and kicked the drum outside! ''HEY!" Ronica yelled, in new astonishment. Sensing real danger now, Ronnie looked quickly out. The autogiro was repeating its signals to turn back- or land. She even thought she recognized the flyers m it. She handled her controls to obey them. A--hand-struck her shoulder, .hard. 5 . " ' , M " , v ^ ^A*.v*fcj\_ ^^VV-ACi lit incidents—lordy, if Wes were only here to help her now!' Angered now beyond any sane control, Ronica Bailey did a characteristic thing. With Lona's attention centered with the gun out a window and Andre intent on litsIlyLig, Ronnie grabbed a parachute case, quickly strapped it on and threw herself out the same cabin door from • which the Indian drum had fallen. (To Be Concluded) At-Seven; He's "Sergeant Majpi // HOLD EVERYTHING By Clydt Lewis COM. 1SAO »Y NtA 5UVKX INC T. M. RIG. U. S. PAT "Believe-me, I'm going to remember ihis house from now ' OJ *—this • iitiy jnits .out good cigars!" Meet irwin Horsey, 7, "Sergeant. Major" of Canada's famous Princes? Louise Dragon Guards, stationed at Ottawa.' For a year he atcompanied his father, a squadron quartermaster, to dvili.s. phowing such intense in- (ei>;j>J, ht wa.s put on the pay- roi! <i< regimental mascot. Oddity Near the gate -:o the cemetery of Getlysturrj is n signboard which itccd throughout the entire his-* tc-ric battle. The sign reads: "All i^ojis iioing firearms in grounds will be prosecuted with the utmost rigor 01 the la\y;' ^ ^ Say, 'Dear General: \Ve ,iust ; memorized auolher army v_ regulalioJQ r^-" v — .-

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