The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1940 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 24, 1940
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ;: THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher * J. GRAHAM SUDBUBY, Editor SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, De-. troit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every- Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, • Arkansas, under act of Cou- gress, October 9, 1917. , Served by the United Press • SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrlr in the City of Blytneville, 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. Let The Lights Shine Forth! There shall be no blackout in America," says BemaiT MacFadden in a fullrpage message published in the Courier News today, on Christmas Eve. IVJacFadden echoes the sentiments of millions of Americans who are determined that this country shall continue as the citadel of light as opposed to the darkness of Europe. There are no shades drawn of necessity against the watchful eye of an invading bomber in this country. It may be that America will feel co.m- = polled to take a more -active part in ' meeting the challenge of the dictators , fh\ order to keep the light of liberty and ^ of individual freedom burning. But .for the present at least, we, in 1 the Americas, almost alone of the peoples of the earth, can keep our lights shining brightly as a brilliant symbol of the liberty that we cherish. Let the lights shine out! The Of Christmas "I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people/ 1 ' In such words, 'the angel reassured the trembling shepherds, that night in Judea so long ago when they were overcome by the glory of (.he h o 1 y night. f ''On earth peace, good will toward men." To untold, millions across the world 'today those words must have a hollow. and miserable ring. On earth peace— when there is. no peace? Good will toward men— when men are killing and bombing and maiming? Where is the good will, where the peace? Have men made a mockery of this promise, which came to' them from H murc-than-earthly source so many years ago? Blame the. men, then, not the promise. For the earth is good, and productive. and splendid for men to live' unon. Peace has been offered them; peace they could have, for the taking. But they would not have it. Good will toward men is nullified if there is no good will among men> ,- md j, cLwcc ,i men. Christmas comes again, offering its bright promise of peace and goocfwill. K is too much to hope thai men throughout the world will accept it at Us face value and instantly upon the" •midnight cease their warring and hating and killing. But each and every man, woman, and child can. in some little- private corner of his heart and .soul, reflect some glow of the glory of that night in Bethlehem. Our own land is'still at peace; here we can still strive for increasing grace and good will, for tolerance and understanding and love.- Js there no ill will among us to be overcome, even to one another as countrymen? Let good wilt begin there to gro\v and spread like the leaven "which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened;" So with the precious 1 o a v e n o f Christmas-time, with its promise of peace and good will. Until that leaven haw perished utterly, as long as men turn even for a day to Christmas and its promise, the world need not abandon hope that it will turn again to good will and peace. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1940 YESTERDAY t Flrlnr Mmith n L tfc ^" d «" S** 1Lona ' *»•«£ /I" 116 came Cunning toward them £tt *h*« Ilnrd^c !><•«.,.i -._, facf w «»« viivt* Wesley turned toward Lona .her- L. t ,J «i 1-t • * • . *^^*41» .4iV J. heir. "Did—you have it—when we Publication in thte column of editorial* from other newspaper* doea not necessarily mean endorsement but it tn acknowledgment of interest to the subjects discussed. Lord Halifax To Washington Lord Halifax, the new British Ambassador to the United States, is a .man decidedly in con- inist with his predecessor, the late Lord Lothian. His record and the criticism it has received from many American observers may be a handicap to the new envoy In establishing himself on the friendly and accepted footing that the previous Ambassador enjoyed, but there can be no questioning Lord Halifax's ability, his devotion to Ids '.country or his sincerity. An Ambassador who had no connection with the now discredited Chamberlain policies would doubtless have been received in America as more truly representative ..of the present embattled British Government. Halifax, however, i s the choice of that Government, for the important Washington .post, and if Winston Churchill has enough confidence 5 in him to entrust him with its grave responsibilities, then American opinion has no sound or becoming basis for questioning the choice. , It was the hope of Lord Halifax, as of millions more in 'both hemispheres, that the present European war might- be averted. In the methods by which he sought to avert it, developments have i-howvi. he made the error of misjudging the motives of the dictators, and pi considering their promises valid. Halifax is a man of high conscientious scruples and of intense religious feeling, even mysticism, his most severe critics i concede.. He .sincerely believed that the methods now stigmatized as "appeasement" would save the world from the horrors 7 cf ; war. By "simiUir' negotiations and"' concessions. Halifax <n.s Lord Tnvin. 'Viceroy 01 India) had averted disaster in one of India's most crucial periods, and had won the respect and trust of that resourceful opponent of British rule, Mahatma Gandhi, it was not until Hitler In. March, 1939. annexed what was Ictt of ' Czccho-Slovakia after Munich that Lord Halifax realized the error of his policy. Winston Churchill knows the Halifax record more intimately than any American can know if. The Prime Minister war, for years a persistent and emphatic critic of the policies for which Halifax stood. His present selection lov the post by Churchill's Government is the b/st indorsement Halifax can have in American opinion. And. considering the respect Americans have for Churchill and his remarkable achievements, tt v is a strong .testimonial. Any .momentary-.surprise, our,people may icoi over the appointment, cannot be allowed to interfere with the very -considerable aid now going from this country to England, nor, on the other hand, can Halifax's eloquent picas for the British cause in the months ahead be permitted lo sway America's determination' to keep out ot the war. • —St.- Louis Post-Dispatch. Isn't it possible to put the defense job on a war basis, even if we arc at peace?—Uclensc Commissioner William S. Kmulscn. , There js not much reason now to talk about loans. The lime has come to talk about yin.s; cash, it necessary—Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevcil. Life's iunny, ain't it? I was jusl about to pan that guv when he tips an' hands me (his fiver an 1 says-'Merrv Chjrisimasl"' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson jm / f * ~ <f '(/, "&. /'// * '% 91 ^^^^f^^^m ONE DOLLAR. PLACED- ^T 4- PER CENT INTEREST; AT THE T(/V\e ,CMP?!ST WAS BORN/, ' WOULD AMOUNT TO ^ <3oo, ooo, 000,000,000, ooo, ooo, ooo. OOO, OOO, OOO. IF C-&W,&C<_//V&&Z> X^x\^VC^^Ld.X ONE PLACED AT SI/V\PL_EE A- PER: CENT INTEREST, AT THE; SXX/VNE. TI/VNE, _WOULD A/AOUNT TMANI COPR. 1MO BY MEA SERVICE. INC.- T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. wltk Amir* «ud JLona.-R^tti; •etn the Border Patrol auto*iro, move. t« obey 1U »|tf M li, to land! Lona turn* on her In fury. Andre jerka her from the control* Hie* • he plane klm»elf, JL OII » I^K, Andre'* Indtau drum out ot the plane. Unobserved, Ronnie » puritehDle, fasten* it* «Hve» trout the plane. * * * OFFICER STAR* EXPLAINS CHAPTER .XXX ER parachute's open, she'; safe!" Wesley shouted frantically at the two officers in the autogiro plane. "T-thank God!" "Use. your rifle!" the pilot yelled. "Aun at the front of the cabin, the controls!" But Officer Starr was already aiming, and. he began firing with meticulous care. Crack! Crack! They just had to stop that monoplane now before it could outdistance the, government ship! "He's hit!" the pilot .yelled. "He's got to land!" There was no open field, no cleared spot. Obviously-Girardeau was striving desperately. He did guide the crippled monoplane over huge boulders—then all at once it struck the earth, bounced twice and finally halted tail up against thick yucca growths. The autogiro was settling right near it. Girardeau jumped from his plane and started running. The moment the autogiro touched earth Wesley York leaped out in pursuit, carrying Officer Starr's gun. "HALT!" Wesley yelled. * * * QIRABDEAU shot back twice, , ,, ran on - The chase continued half a mile, each man dodging cacti, greasewood, rocks. All at once Wesley saw they had been running at an angle toward the spot where Ronnie landed, saw hei- unstrapping her chute to be free. She saw. them then and began shouting. _Girardeau stopped abruptly behind a rock and shot back again and again, and Wes in turn , r dropped prone to resume 'shooting. He saw Girardeau's head go out of sight, and so he quickly sprang up and ran again. When Girardeau's head next showed, only a few feet separated them. He himself couldn't have sa?d what strange fury drove him, but Wes was on- the fleeing man with a peculiar exultation. Both guns had been emptied. Wes literally dived at Girardeau in the last few feet to make a flying tackle such as any man who has played loot- J>;ill knows: •- '. ; , .- •* "V< • • , ; f sudde "ly gained his feet but Wesley straightened upward, swinging under Girardeau's guard. Splack! The man's head snapped back; he fell limp. In 60 seconds more Wesley had Girar- deaus hands tied with his own necktie. * • JHE officers had found Lona Montoya dazed but jnot crit- landing she had fared worse than Lrirardeau. Mr. Starr gave; first aid. The Border Patrol pilot took to the air and when he saw that Girardeau was.safely captured— with Wesley and Ronnie waving to .hun~he flew back a few miles, landed for a moment and promptly took off again for his return. It was marvelous how he could set the autogiro down and lift it from small places. When he came to the .crashed monoplane this time all the others had gathered there waiting, and he left the government ship carrying —surprisingly — Girardeau's Indian drum. Still panting, Wes York stepped forward He tore off the padding around the drum, then with pocket <mfe cut the rawhide head and took out the parcel concealed within it. "You had .the right hunch, Dr. York," Officer Starr said, calmly. That's the bomb sight." * * The}' Cough t there furiously, rom'him." A others—Ronnie especially— —just looked'on, enthralled, -xma and Girardeau had been handcuffed now. "The U. S. Secret Service owes you a new hat, Dr. York," Stan- went on. "You've lost yours. And there may be some points you and Miss^Ronica want cleared up, eh?" "!" Ronnie could barely mutter it, nodding. "Well," the officer looked with obvious respect at Ronnie and Wesley both, "to tell you the truth, Girardeau isn't French, and the VTontoya girl isn't Mexican. Our ederal under-cover force has been checking close for weeks, the Mex- cari government,, co-operating. He's German; -she's some Asiatic mixup, probably part Japanese at east. And she .was playing him or a sucker all along—ha! She md some Jap agents have a secret ache in Rainbow Canyon, with adio and everything." . "Oh-h-h!" murmured -Ronnie vide-eyed. "So that's—"' "Finally," the officer went on. She made Girardeau take the ctual ,risk of stealing the bomb ight," but she" would 'have taken it were out riding horseback? You hid it then!" Surly for a moment, Lona finally nodded and spoke slowly, "E x /van# for the autogiro I would "have taken it to my own countrymen then, on the desert. Have they not been near the bombing field all the while waiting to observe the army tests? Yaah!" "Certainly," Mr. Starr agreed "We kept a secret watch on that from the day Miss Ronica and I caught the five Japs. Watched you too." "Later to keep Andre from being suspicious I brought the bomb sight back. Anyhow, I wanted to take it from under his very nose!'* Starr resumed talking. "We know a lot more than we told anybody. But Dr. York, you sure saved us! We could get nothing clinched either way. I see now this Lona was working her treachery in two directions. And they would have gotten out of the country with this bomb sight today as sure as sin! An Indian drum—ha! And Bailey's own daughter!" "I feel utterly flat," murmured Ronnie. "Wes, however did you know? You came—when I needed you most!" Inspector Starr grinned. "You two kids talk that out while the pilot and I take the prisoners in. He'll come right back for you. Ship won't hold all six'of us." * * * 'JHHEY watched the autogiro soar off like the weird mechanical 3ird it was, and when Wesley :urned to Ronnie again he saw :hat she was still trembling and lad slumped a bit as if tired. He put a comforting arm around her. ne ' so y, "it's all over now, except that I simply must—I've got to—uh, vou—" He swallowed. "Ronnie, this Lona was a type who tried to get everything in life through her feminine appeal. And this Girardeau had money and a smooth way of—" "Must we talk about them, "No. No indeed, Ronnie! It wasn't what I—I—you—Ronnie, could you ever be engaged to a— a mere college professor? Ever? "Wesley York, if you don't kiss me—! I've been throwing myself at you for weeks, I love you so! And I know you love me. Or—do you?" • ' • Dr. Woodrow Wesley -York. , Ph.D., could find no more words. ;. But sometimes even a scholarly ' young man doesn't.need them. (THE END) 12-241: Tuberculosis. It is bS^eTtt?^ was used for the disease jjyDr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. NEXT: Where life on earth be«an. The Editor's Letter Box Indian Mound On Red River Has 1 Floors TEXARKANA. Tf\\. (UP) —One of the largest- Indian mounds in j Texas is being explored on the Rfd River near here, one of four projects sponsored by the University ot .Texas and the WPA. A. T. Jackson, university archaeologist, said the mound is 100 feet long. H5 feet wide, and :*0 feet high. Approximately one-fourth 'of its area lias been explored. OUT OUR WAY built, by the Caddo tribe or some nnvhistoric Indians and. that their found a rU facts resembled those along thr Mississippi river. The workmen imvr uncovered seven floor levels so in Indian village. Seven .smaller Indian mounds have been foirncl within n three-mile radius and two cemeteries, containing about 60 December 23, 1940 Christmas and Chunuko To the Editor: The question may be rained: How does it happen that Chris.t- -na.s and Chamiko .should fall this year on the same day. Dseember 25th? Ls this merely an accident? The late Professor 'Louis Grossman, of Cincinnati, was interested in determining why Christmas and Chfiunko alwa.v.s fall so close together. After doing .some .research an the subject, he uncovered the lollowing: In ancient limes the people "suffering from l.hc famine and cold of thr winter months, rejoiced ai ;he return of the sun in December, for they knew that soon it would ;ring them longer days and the street, I imagined I could .see red. green, blue, black, white and even pink bicycles. That was what I wanted most of all for Christmas Suddenly I realized it was late! or bed time almost. Just one last- look at the t beautiful blanket, of snow on the hard ground, on the red chimneys, on -the porches, soon U would completely cover all the pretty scenery with a prettier one "snow." Finally I hurried in to a hot and .steaming supper. At the .-small table, mother asked ' me what I wanted" before I thought I sa id a bi* bicycle. ... " Personal. Xmas One Xmas morning. I raised from my bed. I ran to the tree To sec what, I had.' There were .presents lor mother And for Emily Sue. There were presents for -Nancy. Ant! .some for daddy too. There way one for me, I was interested in it. And when I got it opened, I liked to of had a fit. . Other excavation projects car-, vied on under the $181,000 univer- I sity-WPA program arc at Victoria.' Grnham. and in Centra] Texas. «• ... A v..<_.., .v,..£,!,* KU..I.J « .i uKUQ 10 ot nad a warmth and enough to cat." The j There was a new hat advent of December was an occa- •••>--• l0 " rejoice, he explained. "They ice.s and games to celebrate thi.s happy Lime; they lit- great bonfires, which locked like suns Just the very things A girl my age loves. Of course there were more presents For all of us, it's .true. But I couldn't stop to .name-them. 'Cause it, would take a day or two. Now ni tell you one more tiling I'd like you all to 'hear, I'm wishing all a Merry Xmas And a joyous, happy New Year. First Edition Handbook Of Boy Scouts Prized READING. Pa. (UP)—Jack and Sidney Brooksn" members of Troop 8 of the Reading Scouts, own a first, edition of the original Boy Scout handbook published in 1908 by Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout movement. The boys' father, the late Ralph Brooks, used the book when a Scout, in Chicago in 1913. The British handbook was used here until the organization of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. The American Scouts' book was then adapted from Baden-Powell's publication. feEffffk~ HEROES ARE MADE - MOT By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople " Xfcsss^S^A^Att—\ ; ,- . J * Work on the Trxark.n' pro'eat h °" lircs - which lu ° kcd Uk ° suns began last fall a pIO - ltG0 l glowing upon (,hc earth, and carried HE 9ft\D HE £CT TRIMMED WORSE-mAMTUETREE WE SVAS ASOUTTO MANS A < OM SOMEBODY'S NOSE/ MAJOR USED TO IN ALL OF A GUDDEM DHQDED7O HAi^S UP FORGOT TO TAKE GOING CftROUN WAKSSI torches." While "Uiesc celebrations happened Ion? ago." he pointed; out, "even today people all over the earth keep their mid-winter festi- ; val and rejoice that soon i.ho sun 1 will brighten the earth and drive place , nway ihe winter's cold." In of t!io bonfires ar.d torches of for- mcr tiinr.s. today "the Feast of Lights is observed with .singing und rejofring and lighting cinidics" by Christians and Jews duvinu Christ- mns and Chunuko. Christian peo))lr have icientifiecl the Feasl of Lights with.ihe binh of Jesus and iu:;cri it witii Chri.stian ideals; Judaism merged the oi Ligi^is with the victory of the Maceaoees and the regaining of religious and civil .ibcrtics. Thi.s :><\i;son of tixo year crnpha- ,-;:>rc.s Mow much ih^ rchgiou.s of the worlti have in common. Religion is a universal phenomcuor.. and '•^rom^'i .:) : '"fFret\Maicd by _ Ihr way the rrliaious ideal is applied- by '•the rcremon^s and techniques that »Ve_• devised to give it.''expression.. Creeds and denpminktions ' ;u'e many* but. religion i;s one. just MS ethical monotheism propounds the idea of one God and one humanity. Herman Pollack Rabbi. Temple Israel I.'ivtlvrvillc, Ark. Christmas and .loyce !>;um>n Xmys. The white flaky = sno\v ; \s lulling la,-,!, iu\vnrd U»: hurcl frozen ground, if was Christmas And a pair of leather gloves. HOLD EVERYTHING 5T6VICC. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. Of F. "If the enemy came imo Ihis kitchen righl now, about all __,JLMiipw liQ^j ft .iQ^^dbe lo scalp 'cm!» "

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