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e AGE POUH BLVTHEVJLLE, (ARK,) COUJRIEK NEWS TH13 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAlNES, Publisher : / GRAHAM SUDBUBY, Editor FAMUEIi P. MORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies. Inc., New York. Chicago, Detroit, St Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every -Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at (lie post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress October 8. 1917. Served by. the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In che City'of Biytiwvllle. lie per aeek, or 85e per month. By mail- within a radius of 50 miles, 53.00 per year, $1.50 for six montlis. 75c for three months, by mall In postal zones two to six inclusive, 56.50 per year; In zones seven and eight «W.Ofl per, payable In advance. Where. Draw the.'Line, in U ,S. Deft n.\n of (:<iini<lo Colonel"Lindbergh's most recent i'a- dio speech, whether you liffrcc will) its wisdom or no I, is serviceable in ilniw- " ing attention to the promised Anieri- • can defense of Ctuwda. Thoughtless concern htis arisen from ,' the possibility thnl the United Sliites " might be drawn into war because Canada is at war. It has been said that any sort'of attack on Canada, by nations against whom she has declared war, would ,bc considered an act of war against the United States. Colonel Lindbergh apparently Felt this so strongly that he suggested that Canada ought to have "asked our permission" before declaring war on Germany; that is, she should string along either .with the United Rlutes or with Britain. This seems entirely unreasonable. The Canadians are a /fee people, as proud as any people of their independence of action. They have (he same right as any sovereign people lo declare war on .whom they choose. They are much loo proud a people to expect to be shielded by anyone from the consequences of their own Jicls. This \vu can readily understand. The Monroe Doctrine, once tlie policy of the United Stales alone, but now becoming the united policy of all the countries south of the Great Lakes, is in essence very simple. It is that the Americas are closed to colonization from Europe or Asia and united in resistance to conquest from abroad. What President Roosevelt said on Aug. 18, 1938, at Kingston, Ontario, was entirely in line Avilh this tradi- • tional policy: "1 give yon assurance that the people of the United Stales ••will not stand idly by it the domination of Canadian soil is threatened by any other empire." Any threat to Canadian 'sovereignty —in short, any military invasion of a - ; ort which threatens establishment of a European power on a permanent basis—is a threat to the United States, and will be so treated. But that does notjapply to blockade of the Canadian coast, or even neces- •. saiily to bombardment of ita cities by sea or air. Canada, is rapidly becoming the center and heart of British air defense, both as to the building of planes and the training of flyers. Should those, planes arid flyers hold the balance of . power in a widespread European air war, the Germans would be more than human if they did not try to strike at their source. ' Technically, it c(niM 1)C [lo)1|; Von OUT OUR WAY Gi'onmi flew -three ; limes lo No r Ih America from the North Sea—in 1930 to New York, 4070 miles, <I7 hours' flying: time; in 1931, to Chicago via northern Ontario; and in 1932 around the world, through Detroit and Chicago and north to Winnipeg. The northern Great Circle route, over Iceland am) Greenland, pioneered by Lindbergh himself, is a "short-cut" into Canada from the northeast, ' Such a bombing attack on Canada, while a long shot, is by no means impossible. But there is no present reason -to think that it could threaten the sovereignty of Canada, or result in any permanent occupation of the kind with which the .Monroe Doctrine is concerned. Canada understands this distinction. ]'f this be n true estimate of American policy, there would be no harm in everybody's understaiuling it. l'\>f tlir. I'tcciirds Sir Nevile Henderson's final report as British ambassador to Germany should contribute largely to lhe world's understanding of allaire abroad immediately preceding the commencement of the war. Released by Britain, for public consumption, Sir jNevile's analysis of the .lliltcrian philosophy and the ambassador's accounts of diplomatic proceedings would appear to be 'as nearly dispassionate as any contemporary writing from an enemy state conhl be. The former emissary tries to present a clear-cut picture of diplomatic intcr- c-liwigcs and an honest personal im- prc'.-.sion of Adolf Hitler. The document will become an important addition to the archives of the Second World War. it will give future- historians a better opportunity to dissect impartially the elements that led to the 1939 conflict, A postlude is written to the long Tom Mooney case. Warren K. Killings, convicted with Mooney, lias.been granted a commutation of sentence and is now « free man. ... , Few person's will debate the justice of this move on the part of California's Gov. Cnlbcrt.]}. Olson. Billings was sentenced to life imprisonment after he was convicted of participation in lhe bombing of the 1916 Preparedness Day parade. He had served 1'A years in the penitentiary. Billings and Mooney were arrested .together. They were convicted with virtually the same testimony. Once tho affair was known' as the Mooney-Billings case. If, for no other reason than that Maouey had been pardoned, Billings deserved'his freedom. •SO THEY SAY a not believe that we have reached the . where v,-c would take sides <(„ thc war) ' rl^"' ^ -Miouui not <,„ It .y Hcnrik Shijwlcad (I-'.-u We «* flehiing to rrilBVD mm -» hearts O f Ihe "O'Hmg r car lhat Ihelr 5 ons arc being brong,,; H> M nrnnllton power to be ,,«,, anrt McrUlccfl U) defend the ,vorld again st organized violence. -Lord Snell. leader ol Labor Opposition, Um- 1511 Parliament. CQPH 1939 Br HE»StRVICE.'1KC. T. M. HEC. U. 5. P*r.OFF •FRIDAY,"'OCTOBER 20, 193» "Well, if you weren't, sleeping, how do you explain dropping u parking tickel in Hie collection plule?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson j AN ADULT'S PRESERVER, IN ORDER TO R rt^y., ii PASS U.S. Pt&E'P SOVERNA\ENT %W \^ INSPECTION, MUST SUPPORT X\ DE/XC> WEK3HTOF 2O POUNDS OF (fSOKJ, VBIRDS FROAA, ALI_C) LIVE NEAR WEBS ABANC5ONIED BV SPIDERS, PREYJNS ON INSECTS CAUGHT IN THE DESERTED -SNAREHS. ANSWER:, Feathers, which arc found only on birds. NEXT: A. snakc-calcliing automobile. • SERIAL STORY JOAN OF ARKANSAS BY JERRY BRONDPI ELD , lf*». NEA SERVICE, INC. College Head Lists Ways ! U.'S. Could-Aid Allies OBERLJN. O. (UP)—Dr. Erncsl Hatch Wilkius, president of Ohor- llu C:llcije, believes there nrc ways the United Slates could help England and France without becoming involve;! in Ihc war. "While the war still ir, goiir; on." he snid. "we shall have the c'jijioi- tunily to supp.Tl the work o! tile Red Cross and other .slinllor organizations In Enjlatul nml Franc 1 ;." It would be up in the Unita) •Stnles to helj; l)rii)i; shout u "ir.n- vinclictive nncl couslniotive peace." he said, in which nations, both European and American, should participate. Finally, he sal(S, "if we go lo war (Uc chances are that the average t:lal financial cost (during the wnr and after ward I to the average citizen will he something like 55,000. it we save thnt sum, we .should be willing to give it to England and France so Ihat they could use it for rehabilitation pw- '" Some fertilizer is made of oyslcr 1 shells, jjrowid to a fine powder. OUR M1LKMAM, AREM'7 YOU ? WELL, -|bU WOM'T BE IF YOU'RE GOMMA GET SORE OVER A UI'L FUW ' WE WOM'T HUFn ATHIMG-" THEV WON'T GALLOP -ffl HORSE 6R. SPILL A,S>Y MILK--SX3 Sltt- By J. R. Willianw QUB BOARDING HOUSE with Majo7[loopk *\ V'wSrt, I A"--, *N M j,INSTEAD OF A MIMSTP.FU Pi=P,VORM.\HCE WU1QI SNUFFY SU66EST& T PROPOSE WE lAIKS THE OWLS' BENEFIF AFFAIR \ AM IMDOOR OLYMPIAD 01 A LAVISH -SCALE W Hav,'KU.VPH/; T WGLLP-ECALl. AVI ;/ i!iTeRWi\riowii- WRESTI.IUG TouRMAfAEMr | SlK/\MOARi\Bi\O WHICH tMOURED A "r> FORTM1&W, VHHT.H I HuRLEO THE REDOUBTABLE RASiEM -1A7. TOEA^TH BY WEAMS OF A JIU- O'lTW AKTlFir.E APTEP. HOURS OP // G55APP1.IHG if.) PIT OF t KMOW i\ RfViSLEtt. ! NAMED BAD BOUNCE BAB<V"«v - U , E LAST"" t RAM ACROSS HI/A WAS 50 BAO HE'O 1 STHAMGI-t A BA.KERY -. - FOR A POPPY ' SeED.' MAYBE HE'D GRUMT FOR. US HE LEADING (US CHW AGAIN/ YHSTKHIMVi Jaao lirtuku 1W Ciimjiuu }ri'i)rtl by jHiylnfT luur ilutrx tvllh Keith iitnl on Ibe dumb. ],t k!»aes her. I.nlcr «ku Browing reHi'Ulm*»< tu (be ..--Ji .\u hiiuAe NKJilnul her. <'"rul explain* Unit *hi: JinN r»- iiiiilnril HO inueli uf u mystery IV ct.'i-j-oue. JOUH lH-UeveH leUlnjr nl.nut IterNtl? ivuuld ottl)' ulllke miter* >vor*r, CHAPTER VIU ' was a cool, misty tiftcrmon when Tech played Mprquelte. There was a strong- hint of vain in the ah- iind the girls wore light oilskin slickers over their coats. . "Don't give a hoot for myself," Joan grumbled, "but the experts insist we're a dry field learn,, or .something like that." "What you mean is Keith Kliodcs needs a dry field'to get going," Klaino remarked slyly. "Come to think of it, Keith was Imping it wouldn't rain because he says ho doesn't like mud deals." But (he game hadn't been under way five minutes when a slight drizzle began lo fall. Neither team cared to take chances," but midway in the first quarter Johnny While, Tech's quarterback, decided to open up. The ball come back lo Keith in the tailback position. U was a pass. Keith faded back, looking over h'is potential receivers, and saw Barney Hughes just about lo break into the clear in (he flai territory. lie whipped the ball over. Mar- quelle's defensive left half streaked over to cover Hughes, leaped high in (he air and virtually look lhe ball out of Barney's hands. He came down in stride and headed up the sidelines. Keith, recovering, started over to cut him oil. He was just about lo make (he lacklo when someone cut his feet from under him with a beautiful block. Thc' Marquette man scampered 52 yards dov.'ii the sidelines lo lhe Kuai. The Tech tons recovered from Hie shock jiist'onougli to roar with hope when Marqucttc. missed the extra point. * « * JT really began lo rain when lhe second half starled and wilh Ilic field turning l o gooey, sticky mud, Marquelle's six-point lead looked as big as a mountain. Time slipped by. No score in the third quarter. The heavier Marquette team protected its lend, Played strictly defensive football. Straight power stuff, very little ball handling and punling on second down more often than third. Eight minutes to go in the last quarter and it looked bad. The Tech stands were silent but still hopeful, if only the field were dry. If only Keilh Hhodes could break away just once. But no—the turf was liks a piece of green glass. A ball carrier's legs were sliced from under him at the slightest touch, it was so slippery. Six minutes. Too gooey to take a chance passing. Tech-got the ball at midfieia when Marty Gallagher recovered a fumble. It was then or never and Johnny White engineered his final drive. Ho sent Dan Webber and Tony Mangano smashing inside the tackles and guards. Tony cracked through for a first down on the 43. Twice more the big Tech fullback, took it arid then White slipped through for another first down on a quarterback'sneak. Thc Marquelte secondary moved in. They played a seven-man line. Three minutes to go. First and 10 on Marquetle's'30. The rain was coming. do\vn steadily now: It trickled off Joan's hat and into her face. She hardly, noticed. ' Hc'i- eyes were riveted oh thc field below. "Do something, Keith —do something," she implored in a whisper. The rest.of lhe stadium wasn't quite as silont. There was a solid, rolling wave of sound as Tech came out of the huddle into a single wing to the right, with Tony Mangano in .(lie .tailback position Marty Gallagher'snapped, the ball. It went to Johnny White, White spun, faked to Mangano roaring into the line, Keith, playing the wingback, slipped around, took (he ball from Johnny and was off toward (he opptsite end. Joe Donchek, who:had pulled out of (lie line, and Dan Webber were leading (he way. The Mar-, ciuette tackle'broke' through, but Donehek lied into 'him mid! dumped him OH the spot. HUodes ran wilh his lice hand almost touching' Webber's back, sticking close and feeling ins way. The Marquette end swooped in on them, but Webber cut sharply, inside lhe tackle position, Keith practically .(reading'on his heels., Dan's shoulder bounced (he end aside and (hey were through 1 and down the sidelines.' -..' Forty (housahd people slbod on (heir feet and almost ' - went berserk. Thc Marquette safety man charged across the field. Dan smashed into him, surely, viciously. They both went down in a puddle of mud as Rhodes wenl by and slithered over ihe goal line. , Then, with Johnny. While holding, Tony Mangano stepped into the ball and split the crossbar /or the seventh point. The gun went oil' two minutes later and it was all over. were scheduled for a his•*- lory mid-term the following Wednesday and Keith .suggested that the three of Ihem study together Tuesday night. "A lot you'll be able to ofter us," Joan scoffed, "but if it's okay wilh Sunshine, here, it's okay with me." Dan grimaced. "It's okay with Sunshine. Guess I can stand it if you can." "Really?" The word dripped ice. "Hey.— wait!" Dan added hastily. "Don't 'get me wrong. I'm referring to (he oi-dea! of pounding European immigration into this guy's head. You could put all his notes on the cuff of my shirt." Keith registered indignation. "Say, I'm no dummy, y'know." "A moot point," Dan murmured, nnd Joan laughed out loud. . They locked themselves in the Alpha Ku music room and it look just three minutes to see that Dati was right about Keith's notes. They were worthless. For almost throe hours they crammed, going over Joan's and Dan's notes. Keith would have been lost without them. Most of the lime was spent in wearily tracing the important things for bis benefit. * t t "JOAN couldn't fall asleep for «f quite a while that night. A pale ray of. moonbeam slivered in through lhe open window and she slarcd at it unblinkingly. She wondered if Carol and some of lhe other girls weren't right about Keith. Was he just a glamor boy with dazzling personality? 'She recalled one of Carol's first remarks about him ... he thought life was a lark, and had novel- heard of clipped wings. Always following the path of least resistance, expecting others to come lo his aid when the going got rough. Too bad Keith didn't have a little of Dan Webber's ctmscience and :atnhition . , . but superficial people rarely had much conscience. . -Just before she dropped, oil io sleep she wondered if Keilh wasrit just a little loo superficial. Vl:.yri;ill).VV: Uan.rle.ira Ilic \v:i.v for K*'llli (<i *eori' ngtlhiKt JluniucUL-. Inn I he J?»mff, iilnycil in Hind, i* \vm\ TIJ- :i single pohil. l.iKt-r. rrcicniiiiii^ for nil e.viim, Ki-llll khmi- Miiall InlwrHt In .sCmlU-*. JIKMI M.,inl,-rs If kc l»n't :i little tuu hili'ti-ncinl. CHAPTER tX T SAVING her room, Joan saw a . couple of girls reading a notice on the bullclm board in lhe hall. "What's up?'.' she inquired. "Special meeting tonight ... and I bet it's got something lo do with homecoming queen election." The hunch was correct, Carol Reid explained that night. Tech was a big school and politics were as much a part of the campus scheme as football. Many a big-time politician could take a lesson in vote-getting and caucus tactics from the collegians. There were tivo powerful torn- bines—Blue and Gray, and Scarab. Alpha Nu was aligned wilh several fraternities and sororities in the Blue and Gray. For years the Gammas had been spearhead of the combine. v'.v . "General election will be held two weeks from tomorrow," Carol announced. "Al the caucus last night I managed to wangle a homecoming nneon candidate for us. In order to do that, however, v/s pass up a chance of getting any class office this year. I figured it was worth it. "The Gammas are stronger than ever, and wilh iheir support I think maybe we con get our candidate elected." There was an excited buzz throughout the room. "Great stuff," Elaine Chcsbro chattered. "We haven't had a homecoming queen since—since—" "Since Lizzia Barne-, back in '02," someone in the, rear piped up facetiously, "Well, anyway, it's been,a long time," Carol added, "and this looks like our chance. "Now, then, who's going lo be our candidate? We've got to pull together, so lei's be open-minded." Thete was silence for a. juoment nnd then a muffled whisper here and there. Carol had purpoiely avoided giving lhc girls any'pre- y-low notice. She Wanted' every- thing lo be right out in the open. It was Bonnie Harris who went into action first: "I nominate Kay Granger," she said. "Kay's a .senior, andr-well, there aren't nany more popular girls on this campus lljan she." "My idea exactly," a davlc- laired girl up "front chimed in. 'And if anyone doesn't think Kay doesn't photograph well, (hey can dash upstairs for another gander it lhal full-length photo she took in her purple evening gown." The remark, brought on a ripple of laughter, and Joan,. glancing sideways at Kay, recalled the picture and mentally agreed with the dark-haired girl up front. AY GRANGER was a beautiful girl and she did photograph well. And electing a homecoming queen depended greatly on photo-* graphs for thc benefit of those who didn't know candidates personally. ' "I gather,: then, that there is a second to the nomination," said Carol. "Any further choices?" Again silence. And again muf-' fled whispers here and there. "No uolitics," Carol warned. "If anyone has any further discussion or nomination, speak your piece." Marianne Burrowes stood up. "I've gol another nomination. How about Jocin Johnson? "I'll admit there aren't as many kids on campus who know her— after all, she's only becn_ here a month. Bui,"' she went on significantly, "I'd like to know who is the ' rnosl-lalkeci-ab'bul girl around here, it it isn't Joan." •"No, Marianne, no,". Joan whispered to her roommate, "I don't—" But Marianne motioned' Uer' to keep quid, . ••• "And although there arc. a few people around here who wouldn't even admit it t o themselves, Joan is thc prettiest girV-this chapter has had In years," Elaine Cliesbro added.. "And she's had the pubr Uclly to go witli her "'looks. 1 '' . ;. "Von mean notoriety, don't you?" someone asked.-'-'-." "I jnadc.lh'ij on,apei!,discussion because I thought .we'd gel tUa best results that way," Carol said stiffly. "But I'll dismiss lhe next girl who can't be decent." . "Well, U you're speaking of pub- licily, don't forget Kay's uncle is city editor of the Tribune," someone piped up. Kay .jumped up at lliat. "I'd like very much lo be the candidate, .of course, but I refuse lo allow anyone to approach my Uncle Ed wilh publicity in mind. There isn't much he would do and besides, I—I, well, I just don't think I'd care to take advantage of something like that." .Joan looked UP quickly. Sho liked lhe way Kay said lliat. .''-'. -3 * * , • JT-.was Mildred Holmes \yho look - the floor next. Mildred was a v (all, .studious girl from upstate. She wasn't :a pretty sort, hut she had a lot of good, common sense. Everyone listened whenever she spoke.' . • "It seems .to me," she began sloiyly, "that either Kay or Joan would make- a good candidate. To my way of thinking there arc two outstanding angles to the situation. Kither we capitalize on Joan's stand-in .with Keith Rhodes and Ih'n. Gammas, or consider the fad that-Kay is ;i senior and has .a last .'-chance 'at. something big. I move we gel the thing over with and take a vote." 'Mildred's motion was seconded and carried, arid Carol called for a.closed vote. There was such a thing-as-cariying open business too far. - .:. -. ' Helen-Bancroft read .the ballots as Bonnie Harris marked them off. Carol .watched as Bonnie called them off in a.low voice: "Granger -^Granger—Johnson—" • .- -••'•'.':.' r'- *'*'*- 'TWERE 'was tense silence when •*- . Heleiv handed the result to Carol.. .. ', . . ,- ,. ."A lie at nine votes each," Carol announced; arid, the buz?, wenl up louder I' 1311 ev er. ."We'll lake one more ballot," Carol ordered. "Perhaps someone has reconsidered." But no one had. Tlic result was still 0-0.. "Then I guess it's up to mo lo cast thc deciding vote," Cavol said. Sho looked down at the pieces of paper in front of her. Just as she opened hex lips, Joan sprang to her .feet. "I'd like lo withdraw my name in-favor of Kay," she said in a low but firm voice. CTo Be Conluiuca)' iUuskmcltm Vur;cts Jlstlf DAIUiINGTON, S. C. (UP)—H. W- Snillli, watermelon groucr, Ir-llevr-s 1 imis!;me!oji Aceds mixed up.-in his watermelon a n d 1 a muikmcloii measuring 33 indies must have keen 1 !n diameter, 13 Indies \ in hei fields lie found and weighing L'2K puma's.

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