The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 16, 1939 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 16, 1939
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PAGE TEN AUack Through Belgium, Holland Might Become 'Boomeiang War' BY THOMAS M. JOHNSON (Noted 'Military .Writer) ; NE4 Sen-tee Staff Correspondent "A 1 German invasion of Holland would mean far more'.than another attempt to cnisti another little people. It would mean the first bolt in .1 :liew Lightning War' beside which the war Dm stnirt: Poland v.'onkl stem a flash in Hip pan. • ' If it succeeded, Britain and France- would be crushed—and Eu- .rope 'would be Totalitarian. Aiilllnry expei U concetto the Nails probably can uS'ei- come ground tliat is flooded or mushy and occupy tlie northern hair of Holland, where the Dutch General Stan" plans to fight mainly a delaying action. Tims the 'Germans •would possess airdromes whence their bombing jilnncs .conlrt fly to the BrlUbh coasl in perhaps a linlf hour less than h HOW required, and one naval base whence submarine!, could ouciate somewhat belter against Billlsh ships. But the Geimaii invaders wouldn't slop—HOI be allowed to Eton—there. 'For, airplanes or no airplanes, submaiincs or no submarines, n fair slrnie of a Biitisli expeditionary force would get through to the Hague, to Rotterdam—lind to Antwerp, too Little Belgium could not stand the menace of Germany's neaier appioach any more limn coulct Brilnin, 01 Prance. Especially as that approach would, be 1 taken as but the first inoi'c in'a greater plan. FFlEUMINAItY TO FLANKING For the Gcimans would not add to their enemies the Dutch and Belgians — and alienate neutral opinion—simply to cut down their boinlmiff-ttinc to England by a half hour. They would do It only if tliey thought they could then s\\eep on . through Belgium, thiough defenseless Luxembourg with its mineial wealth and through the French northern industrial region, and turn the left f! n nk of the strongest part of the Mnginot Line. Then, with French ami British reseives diann noith, they'might assault that fortress vallfrontally and (or) turn it frcm Ilia south by a thiid attack tlnough the not impassable noithcin Switzerland. Tliat vast movement Vvouhl leart to (he emeloning and ciushing of the French anil British armies as the Polish armies were enveloped and crushed—the pet dream of HID German General Slafl come true —and a quirt: end to the war, BELGIUM • Jft FAIRLY STRONG What stands between? The defenses of Holland must support the first shcck. Largely those defenses are water—although there are some pillboxes, ;Ho)!and js flooding-some sections already and can : flood moie. Her.arniy of perhaps 400,000 sturdy men me well-equipped with automatic n capons but sh'o'rt 'of Water Highways Part Of Dulcli Defense r'/VEH""". v^J"^ - J - . . BLYTHBVII.LE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW Tro °P s Entrenched On German Border heavy artillery and aircraft— and training. The Belgian 1 Army is ten limes as gocd (lie Germans j ns came Oil oiieh' in 1914 Its defenses have been tremeiulpuslv strengthened In ( the southern legion facing i Germany, but on parts of the Dutch frontier they are weaker— which would be one German reason for trying Holland as the back door to Belgium and Prance. From ftheievei the Nazis' come some time they must strike strong Belgian defenses, natural and artificial, held by exeeloill'jBetaiaii troops, reinforced by British an'd French who already arc crowding up to the Belgian border near Vlrton upon the Allies would' be loosed all the fury of the 'Light- nine War-airplanes, and except in some Heeded legions, ' tanks Britain and perhaps France would be bombed ferociously. But if these forces could weld themselves first into n rod to burv the Lightning in the ground then into a sword, to strike it back again whence it cnrae, the tables might be turned. For on the Dutch and Belgian border the Westwall is weakest, and cpen warfare casi- est-nnd open warfare just might lead to the Invasion of Germany So the German invasion of Holland Just might turn into not a Lightning War but a Boomerang At Holland's German frontier, where'. Nazi troojxi'.nw,'reported concentrating. Dutch soldiers __ ^_ ehes ant) bchl »tl barbed wire, above, keep a constant .\vnlch. in tren- Mind Your Manners Test your knowledge of correct social usage by nn.wering (he following, questions, (hen checking against (he authoritative answers below 1. When you pass a cream pitcher should the handle be toward or away from the person taking it? 2. Should you say "butter knife" or "butter .spreader"? 3. Should a person say "No" in refusing food offered by a servant? 4. Should you say "Thank you" each time a wailress nils your glass or brings you food? 5. If you are asked to pass a dish at the table Is it correct to 'clp yourself first? What would you do If— You arc pulling butler on po- atoes. Would you— <a> Put it on with your fork? (b> Put it on with your knife? Answers I/ Toward him. 2. Butter knife. • 3. No. He should say, "No, thank you'." 4. No. . 5. No. Best- "What Would solution—(ax DO" eery. Court for the ..Chicknsawba District, of Mississippi County, Arkansas. All persons having claims or demands upon said cs- tftle must present them, duly authenticated, to the undersigned for allowance before the .end cf one yenr from the date,of'granting or -said letters. If not so presented ^ \ukon territory,^ Cnnnua, which within such time, they will be for- Canadi's area is 30 times that if the British Isles. Call Us For Prices Before Selling Your Soybeans Lee Wilson & Co. .^ ; „ _ Wilson, Ark. . — voters, sends one member to Die Canadian House of Commons. The territory covers mi nrcfl' of 200,000 square miles. IN TUB OHANCE11Y COURT FOR. THE CHICKASA.WBA DISTRICT OP MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS, I'ROBATE DIVISION. Ill the Matter of Die ) Estate of )No.l301 «. J. Marlincttl, deceased) . . , , NOTICE 01" AimiNISTRATIO.V ( Nollee is hereby elvcn that letters tcslnmcntary were granted to (he undersigned upon the cstntc of R, J. Mrirtlnetti, deceased, en the 19(li day of 'October, 1939, by the Probate Divisioy of the Chau- For Best Results In Baking—Use Shibley's Best ever burred; and those claims presented within six months from the date of said letters will imve priority over those filed after the lapse of said six months. Haled this 27th day of October 1MD. HELEN iVfrtRTINETTI, Executrix Reid & Evrard, Atlys. —-PRESCRIPTIONS— ' Safe - - Accurate Your Prescription Druggist Fowler Drug Co. Alain & First Phone HI Only A Few Days To Pay LEVEE TAXES Will Close Dec. 1st FLOUR ASK YOUR GROCER . . . N0v, 13 to 18 evilfe.... ffov. 20 to 38 Pay How—Avoid Penalty Mrs. Lyn P. Gooch, Collector lUylhevillc, ' Arkansas Tall Fibbers Arc Li Fine Fettle, Champion Liar Gets Lyre ,jan 1 lly A.VTIIONV (i. I)E I.OKHNKO Uiifiot ness Staff Correspondent I5UKLINGTON, Wis. (UP)—Wai or no war, the tall story business is booming again. And ] nil* placid little southern Wisconsin town of fewer than 5.000 should know, it's the liars' capital of tile world. Oils C. llulett, pipe-smoking, cniic-Uling president of the TJiir- llneton Liars' club, whose fame Die globe, lias a bumper ci op of little while lie.s mid some not so white or litt'le awaiting Nov.' year's Eve. Before the hands of tiio clotk j;in al midnight and welcome the New- Year, the world will have had « new chnniplan fibber. Symbol of victory iignln -Kill te a "lyre," dot- tod with sparkling gems of the five and dime variety. Mall Heavy Already • Already Hulelt lias registered i 3.COO entries and each dixy . tho mailman's sack piles upon lits desk. more . "The bulk, of our mail usually arrives during 'the two. months .. the New Year and (he two following,"- ho said, "but this year there has hardly, beeii a day that we have not received some- mail, ft looks as though tlie ciub has become ah institution. We now have members in 33 countries en every continent, and it takes a staff of volunteer • interpreters lo translate some of our foreign mail" And that,, he insists Is the "straight goods." No. 1 liar and defending champion is Gilbert Boellchcr cf Milwaukee. He outdistanced the pack in last year's contest with a liltle sovy about "barking dogfish." • Inlo I'ort ou Barks Once upon a time, ho told liars' club cfficials, lie worked ou a fishing boat out of New Orleans. One day he and his colleagues were besieged with rare 'good luck and re- lumed (o iiort by noon with a full ttirgo of fish. Net satisfied, however, he said, they decided to put out to sea again for a second cargo. They got it, he explained but ou. the. way back to port they ran cut of fuel Snd were stalled. "But I fixed things," he modestly declared. "I had them sort out all tile dogfish and put them in »• separate tank. Then, taking one fish at a time, I tickled those dogfish.,until they began to bark Two firemen 1 fed the bark Into the furnace and it wasn't long before we get up steam and came ou into port!" But tliis year's tall story tellers are just as versatile and the competition will be equally strenuous according to Hulett. One --candidate; U R. Wilson, Middlesboio, , Ky., attorney, reported that as a child lie "inn-in the mcunlnfns" a lot. "Holler" in Hollow Log "f couldn't holler very loud when I got lost," he wrote,'"but 1 got by that by just cultin^ n ic 'holler' cut of a'' tree and letting it do my hollering -for me. It always allraclcd enough attention to get me rescued!" < Mrs. Prank West of Pcttus, Tex., is slaking her hopes for the liars' club title on tills story; "We're having seme rains these days,", she .said, "but they aren't nothing compared to-the rains we used lo have back home. Why, we used to keep an old barrel with the [lung out, setting under a china-' berry Iree, and when it rained it fined Uic barrel lo overflowing. Well, partner, Dial was sonic rain, but hack In Arkansas we had heavy dews, We had a jug scttln» under an umbrella tree, and the dew was .v., heavy It filled the iu" lo overflowing and (he water running down the sides of the (IIP Ha-shed the handle off!" - fork as Vou f.ike It And here's the contribution of Michael j. G. Carey of YCUIIM- '"'Wi, O.: 'The, wife and I were talking over old .times the other day and loui about some pigs her i*«su»b .njiin; JJ'Bo I1LT lather raised that were enormously fat on one side to their lard rymgs, etc., and on the oilier side uic pigs v.'ero very )« wlio. liked scribbled. lean \'in for , pork chops," he "Telling: that reiriinded me of Ihe time her mother put- a largo ningniryinif glass in front cf her chickens' roost tliat made them lay eggs so large that she sold (hem »y the jiounrf instead of by the Announcement or the nation's o. 1 liar prcbably will \x made again this year in a nationwide broadcast, Hulell said. Modern instruments have uccn able, to measure planet tcmpm- tures very accurately, and Hint of Mercury registers C2) dcgrcei- Fahrenheit. Creen [toads' iJi Texas .THURSDAY,, .NOVEMBER .«,'.-1939; Ormandy Says Music Beyond Nations' Wars PHILADELPHIA (UP) - Eugene Ormandy, director of the Phlla- "Ciphia Orchestra, in aii effort to piove thnt nnislo transcend.; , .ill ,.„ * '««.7iv n/ui.itvmi.v . tin (inferences between countries and creeds, will , )rcs eiit several all- JJMEslaii and all-German concerts 'his winter. "We !imst not permit ourselves to be led Into (he folly of 20 years ?8°, he said, "when Wagner and oiraiiss were cast out cf our concert halls merely because' they were German. That is cutting off "IB nose to siiite the face. 'In such tragic times as these we need n.U the solace tliat great music can bring us. -A composer is 10 be measured only by artistic rds. The place of his birth noes not make his music great, nny more than the language he learned to sjioak 0.1 a child.ran deprive it of greatness. . 'H is the color of a. composer's AUSTIN, . lex.. ., (UP) --Green .roads, easy .'on the eye,' are belli? constructed' over long stretches of Central Texas. '• The .roads gei thoir, colcr from rock quarried in the vicinity and used In mixture like them. a coat of-asphalt. Motorists are con l orchestrations that -we ».., .-„„. ?f rued-with, , 10[ , I1lc color orl , lis swii. It does not malter what church lie goes lo, or if he goes to my. Perhaps If we all sleep onr- •.cives in the universal harmony that Is music we can .sooner restore harmony among the warring lations." J. L. GUARD Optometrist Only Graduate Optometrist In BIytlievUle. Glasses Fitted Correctly I '/! I For n ch(inj<e from (he sameness of many wliiskics-fnsle tlie luxury flavor of... Al your tsirnrltc iiaetMge slorp. A blend ol slroighl wjiijltlsi — 90 proof. Copr. 1939, SAcnley. Dislillers Corp,, Hew York City • "Lnsl ycnr.lMscd Losliivcr llirouy - imll season. 11,H ,m more Summer- imdcnvcar forme, tl,a,,k yo,,, \\'! mi ,| 1( . lc:lm comes „„[, I'm a« set for comfort in HANKS middIuvvci»hL WlNTKR SKTS." H-VNKS WINTRR . SETS give yo« onfrfoor irannlli wilh iniloor coinfdrl. You fcrl right, l<>» . . . wilh the ycrille, nlhlctic support of the HANKSKNIT Crolch-Cnnrd. Convenient, Imtloiilcss veil l. Select one of the popular Wl.VTKH Sw styles. See your HAMM Dealer today. P. H. IIa,, t . s Kiiilling Co., Vt'iustoii-Saleni, i\. C. HANES WINTER SSTSSOc to 79c HANES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP/OS 5? • 'Ancient Age Is also available in straight Bourt>:n whiskey, 00 proof. This whlskeyls 4 years old. Kas taken Asn erica by storm S1012* If it isn't a Fe^tfae it isn'ta ' NO, "Torpedo styling" isn't n term like "four-wheel br.ikos" or "safety glass." It doesn't denote ,i development that's industry- wide— as yd! It's the colorful phrase that ,America adopted to describe the boldly different beauty of the bigg«t> smartest, most luxurious Pontiac ever built. Without that sparkling jcwcl-likc front- end and its cresting Silver Streak—without ihoscflaring fenders foreatid th.itartfiil taper aft, it could only be "just another car." But NOT A PONTIAC "TORPEDO"- \vitlv its rich interior luxury and the thrill- iiig, thrifty :cight-performance for which Pontiac is .'renowned, So when you can't resist the urge to own an eight with "Torpedo" stylmg, come in and get the only car that has it^the leader' of Pontiac's 19 (0 line of 17sixes and eights.., n/f supremely smart and brilliantly beautiful! PONTIAC SIX PRICES BEOIK AT . . {£'••* 783 *dt\ivtttd atTonllat, Mich. TrantporlJtrtn land on rail raltt, Mat? PONTIAC "TORPEDO" PSICES DEC IN AT * 1036 nntl. Wnlnul LANGSTON-WROTEN CO. BlythevUle, . Ark. t ,'

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