The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 4, 1939 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 4, 1939
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PAGE, EIGHT BLYTHEyn.LF,, '(AUK.) COURIER NEWfl Is Russia As Strong As It Looks? ys Russia's "Fear" Of Invasion Understandable To Military Men BY THOMAS M. .IOHXSON NliA Service Staff (,'on-os|ionifeii< • It Is understandable to mtlilarv strategists that Soviet Russia, In its real or imagined fear of invaded through Finland some day by jnwerful nations of western Europe, should vvl.sli to become stronger in the Baltic, It Is less understandable that Hie Russians should sie/c Finland's Arctic coast. That makes (lie future look threatening—us . If Stalin were grabbing a sallyport Into "Britain's ocean," (lie northern Atliui- tic. Or going even lieyoncl that--securing his northern flunk for a great sweep by his southern (lank against Britain In Asia Minor or India, or against tlic Balkans. In the Balkans, Romania would fall first. With Bulgarian and Hungarian aid she would be stripped of near halt her 20,000,000 people. Then with Bulgaria, or aione, Russia would sweep southward upon the Dardanelles if, after the Finnish object-lesson, Turkey held out. All that is needed may be-that crushing air power which Is showing itself Increasingly the arbiter of war, peace or surrender, SOVIET SOLDIERS •STILL UNKNOWN FACTORS But if it, comes to solid fighting, there or elsewhere, just wlint is tliis Red Army Hint carries Communism where it goes? Balancing varied estimates, it loota like Oils: Active soldiers properly trained and equipped, 2.000,000. Additional manpower with some training, 12,000,000. For these 14,500,000 men, equipment for only abcut one-third. Armored vehicles, 8,000, tanks including 5,000 (of which some or more are very heavy). Airplanes. 10,000, including 4,000 bombers capable of dropping simultaneously 4,000 tons of bombs. in Spain Russian aircraft looked goad; tanks, barring American Christies, somewhat less so. Russia's great weakness is transport. Her advance into Poland is said to have attained In t'fliciency the standards of the American Civil War. Most supplies were horse- drawn; many trucks were ditched. Ditto, they say, in Estonia. Railroads in Russia uic> relatively few, poor and of varying gauges. The Red Army Just may be broken upon Hie wheel. : , . . The Russian himself always lias been thought to fight best not on attack but on defense. Have 22 years of propaganda instilled an offensive spirit that i.$ irresistible? Tiinl lias been the vniniA since Trotsky reorganized 'ilia' RccKAnify. Its soldiers are picked— some 300,- The world Ion men has been miide. familiar with awesome pictures of the Red Army's raechnnlxed c<|iiij Upon whether Russia's machinery of war lu as stroiiR (is It is made to look by Hie cninnw, . the future. of Kurojie may hinge. Times Square Danceteria Hits Dime-a-Dance Halls By GKOKCJi; 11OSH NEW YORK, Nov. 29—Chicago fathered the One-Ann umch, Sau Francisco claims parentage of lhe "trayiii! for a trifle" idea nnd new New York boasts patent rights lo (he Scive-Ur-Sell dining and dancing oasis. For the latest twist Is the Fiesta Dancetcrln. On first glance, the name appears t: be that of the* cutie who heads lhe girlie show downtown. On second glance, it is • the new cash-and-carry dine As dance palace on the corner of Times Square. You get the Idea from the first word In the title, without n crew of <rchcslrns and.n steady flow of (lance music, the place would have (o be content to get alont; ns (he Fiesta Cafeteria. With food nnd drink, the principle is nrosnlci a doting couple hoists a pair <( trays, fights its way to (lie counters, forages for a table tl'I'.ols sues! (two vegetables with the innln course), struggles for a tnblc and when lhe banquet Is over, dances tr heart's content on the glnnl ballroom floor. I>UIE-A-IMNCE FOLK VIEW WITH AI.AIiiSI The masters of lhe revels in New York admit it Is n revolutionary idea. The promclcrs of dime-n- dance palaces view the Fiesta Dancelerln with serious misgivings —tor It Is likely lo defeat their own enterprises. The corvphees in the dime-a-adance temples arc fearful for their jobs and so are musicians who.have earned (heir livings In them for years. America, they brord. takes (o the cnfoteria idea (oo rcnrtily, serves itself with all the. rah-rah spirit of a football rooter tearing himself limb from limb nl the hot dog stand. --J For Jclivmy Doe. whose jov budget ,- - - .- ....... ..... 000 yearly— from twice Hint mini- Ls "'""cd and his best girl. Mary. ber eligible. They are well fed, clothed, housed, looked up to by the. njilicn OIK) ./.looked I after; bv Communist Pnrlyt <co)ijm!$ir:f 1 nj- (ached to every unit, recently, when Stalhi found the Red Army wasn't as red as he had hoped. Those -Cpniniissars, . .„ . . n r s . a 1 ?*;-,-sit. nuj rnl(1 the elbows of the .officeitijoClnid- 1 ^™,, ing political strategy upon mm- ' E « tary, which must obfuscate sonic ' ol Hie c ulcers. For since,''Stalin's purges liquidated thousands of them (extreme estimate, 35,000). including some of the best leaders the remainder averages- in intelli- wlio likes to dance—nnd eat—the Fiesta Dancelcria already hns turned out to be a boon. The young folk have slnmpcilcd in there since the evening tiie Fiesta Dnnccterin was unfurled and it lotks ns lliongh il's slick innovators are nolne (o have a mine at Broadway's buslesl arccco set hnve dawdled over hnu'lilv nuest to see how lhe gence nnd training something less than marvelous. Against the 111- BUFFET WINCH Speaking of smart- enterprises, couldn't well overlook the enormous success of the Swankv Franky equipped Balkan armies they might i Plcet ' ' Slvn i lk V Pranky cars, midget prevail/ bul, ngnlnst Britain France, Italy—? There are some of the reasons why the man who Is perhaps the best American authority on the Red Army lately told me: "They are big boys with lots of equipment, seme of which is very good. The whole army • may prove as good in actual combat—and then again it may not. Nobody knows —not even Stalin." models custom-built bodies. , now I"' 1 ' up on ulmcst any lively ""'''' """ "° " J I, fit! AW Only Graduate Oplome- (rist In nivthevllle. Glasses Fitted Correctly Every Swanky Franky car Is n uniquely compact commissary, for this Is what happens when the driver pulls his brakes and gets himself ready for business: running: rt short-order house — short snacks here and short snacks there, midnight lunches . . . even if u husband never locks al us. Just because we may be go;::!- looklng the wife gets Jealous and Tires us ... we get paid nnd (lie housewife then borrows our money lo pay the iceman." All lhe maids questioned said they never entertained man In (he kitchen. police- he removes the steering wheel and "That's just in the funnies," one- replaces It with a gas grill, takes of Ihcm said. Inventory of Ills lict (logs sanitarily { Most housemaids said (hey resting in the compartment ordi- thought Ihelr work was "good narily reserved for gloves and roaii ' Irulnlng"—professionally and ma- maps and dons a elie/'s cap. He j Irlmonlally. laps soda pop from a fount in the I dashboard which is usually the oil guage and mustard, ketchup and napkins arc under Ihe seat. A Irain- ed man can convert his Swanky Franky car Into a portable restaurant in ten minutes lint. To Sponsor 'Milk Tea' For 'Fund' Benefit The geniuses of Swanky Franky „,,£,',? arc Lhrcc gentlemen named Weldler, ,,, ,' , ' Brady and Kimball who thought it , ,' , all up n summer ago and quick* , 5™»'"« I"*'" 5^ CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Dec. 3. nssoslation sp:nsor n "Milk afternoon and put Iheir Idea into execullon all over Long Island. It caught on so fast that before Cantrell, for the benefit of the milk Hind, A silver offering will be taken, and two different programs will be iv LlLLlgnu UII aw 1113^ 11IUL UVIUJU „{.,- .nt i they had much chance to marvel , £ 1 . ve "-, n »! P™<*eds will be used to . at (heir success, they found (hem milk clnily fcr more than Health Writer Sees Football Ebb In Schools CHICAGO rui>) — High .school foolball Is undergoing constant de- (inpiiasis, according 'to Alfred K, iMrkcr, lierkeley, Cat., win-so ream article In Itytiica, heallh magazine, said the curtailment followed rules invoked lo prevent injuries to players. •The revolt against American football lias gone fav beyond a- mlidsm of the dancers of the L mil!," tile article said. "Attempts liiive even been made lo eliminate fuolljalt entirely from high school and college sports programs." Parker criticized wliat he called commercialism and prifessionallsm of modern football" as detrimental to the health of most participants. He said the public demand "forces c. aches, whether they will it or not, lo drive players at a pace detrimental to tlieir health and which results in injuries to play- on." His article lauded Hie modifications In rules for high school competition which protected lhe health of players. He said a shorter playing time, elimination of types of blcck and tackles, advancement of six-man football, and classification ['.CL-oic!lng lo size and age had decreased materially the hazards or the game. But he recommended further protections of health and, if necessary, abandonment Of the corn- MONDAY, DECEMBER '4, 1939 Legless Bcauly Wiiis Drivinc License rTT«M»HIMinl i l O pcllllvc game aj American high schools. now played in • * COURTS Four men, arrested over the weekend on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor, were tried in municipal court today. They were: M. v. Harris, who was fined S100 after entering a plea of guilty; Henry Oaines, who was fined $100 but who was granted an'appeal to circuit court, and his bond set at $250; Woodrow Hendon, who was fined $100, and Raymond McMas- lers. who was lined $100 after entering a plen of guilty 'but $75 of the fine was suspended. Andrew- Wigfall, negro, was fined $25 on a charge of fighting. Dee Petty, negro of Dell, was fined 550 on a charge of selling selves with fitly Swanky , Franky J 50 »n<'ernourished children at the liquor without a license but $40 of ... J J •* \npn J irrnrln » T. — T^ *t._ tt.,~ • . * cars on their hands and before next spring, they may Imve to clcublc Hie quota of their present fleet. The Messrs' Wclciier, Brady and Kimball also arc proud of their hot does and justly so, for they nre GOOD, ' " r ;T|^^ And they have been,known, on an idle Sunday afternoon, to drive aimlessly nrcuncl the suburbs, pull up at one of their own Swanky Franky outfits, buy something so us not to arouse suspicion and i listen to the admiring comments cf! ' ocnl grade school. Mrs. Roscoe and Mrs. Ernest Hazel are in charge of the programs, while Mrs. Cautrell nnd Mrs. Eli Lockaixl head the refreshment committee. We nre apt lo think of the mighty ice masses of the north us frozen from large quantities of open water. Yet all Dip grent sheets that held whole ccntineiits during the Ice Age were formed by the packing, partial melting and re-freezing of countless bli- Swanky Franky fans. | lions of tiny snowflakes. the fine was suspended. The case cf J. c. Swain, charged with petit larceny, was continued until Tuesday. Ernestine Fowler, negro woman charged with disturbing the peace, Is scheduled (o be tried Tuesday. Eight men were fined otrcharges of public drunkenness. Former Frisco Employe Here Gets Promotion; Jessie Simpson, famed Teanpck. N. J., beauty who lost her legs in a railroad accident, passed State road tests and received a drivers license. She is pictured at Hnckensack, N. J., entering the midget- type car which she drove for the inspectors. Device Warns As Autos Face - Curve Danger HELENA, Douglas L. Mont. (UP) — When Stcmple, Grcenough, Mont., was snowbound in a mountain cabin for three weeks, he had a lot of time to think about a near-accident he had on a highway curve. As a result, the nnticn's high- ivays may be made safer by macns of a signal system to warn motorists of approaching cars on blind curves which he invented during his enforced' idleness. The device, which works much like a railroad block signal, is rc- sulls inve been celv " 1B "Perlmcntal tests by the •v court here re Mo " tn " il "'^"W department on F Coone r £ \t I McD °»'"d ?«»• west of here. l. ooopei is. at,- Maids Disclose Major Reasons For Ending Job SEATTLE, Wash. (OP) — Why maids leave home was revealed in n survey of Seattle maids. A poll of housemaids .disclosed these reasons: Not enough pay. Too much work. No consideration from employer. [ Children. i No time to themselves, | No accommodations. Amorous husbands. Some of the complaints set forth by the maids were; "Some people think they nre Coffee plants must be shaded v.'hile young. taller, plants the rows of coffee plants; bnimnos, caski- oil planls To accomplish this, arc grown between Three divorce filed in chancery ccntly. Claude torncy for plaintiffs in'the casss. 1 They are: Elsie Williams vs. Earl Williams, Mary Margaret Potter vs. Rolen Potter and Eva Wright vs J. B. Wright. McKimion _ Mon t an!X Indian corn serve the purpose admirably It lias been estimated (hat the national income of the United highway engineer, has Stemple's invention contribution highway The signal this; system works like thin rubber hose placed States now Is between GO and 70,across the highway back from the l billion dollars. blind curve. When an automobile passes over it, a red warning signal flashes at, the other end of the curve, warning other motorists that ancther machine is approaching. It is estimated the devices would cost about $100 each. Highway officials said they also could be used on hills. The shamrock is supposed to have become lhe notional emblem of Ireland from the belief that St. Patrick made use of it to illustrate the doctrine cf the Trinity. PRESCRIPTIONS— Safe - - Accurate Your Prescription Druggist Fowler Drug Co. Slain & First Phone. 141 ST. LOUIS, Mo,, Dec. <!.—J. Coulter, general traffic malinger oil Hie Frisco Railroad, today an-} nouncKl the appointment cf Charles' B. Michelson as director, and Albyt G. Amlerjsmi as assistant directO!] of agricultural development. Mlcliclson and Anderson have had a wide range of experience inf this field, Michelson having started his career with (he Frisco in the! Immigration Depaitment in 1905? remaining In that department dur-j Ing Hie period Die wave of home-' seekers was engulfing the nndevcM oped regions of the Southwest. As! these regions were settled and farms dotted the landscape, Michel-' son turned his efforts t:- agvlcul-f l lira I development and was subsequently made supervisor farm marketing and later perishable freight: agent. ' Anderson, upon receiving nisi master's degree from the college ofj agriculture. University of Missouri 1 < wiis appointed vegetable agenl Blylhcvlllc, Ark., nncl Inter went to- Almorc, Ala,, as agricultural agenlj where his work was chiefly identi-' fied svlth the iiotnlo-produciiig' dls-' Irlcls adjacent to Atmore. In 1938* he was promoted to general llve- ! stock and dairy agent at Spring-! field, Mo. Mlclielscn's headquarters will be' in the Frisco Building in St. Louisj Anderson's in the Frisco Building at ! Springfield, Mo. Great Britain has nearly lO.OOo' local government councils, ranging: from 02 county councils to 7,000 parish councils. For Best Results In Baking—Use Shibley's Best' FLOUR ASK YOUR GROCER The Morning AflerTaking Carter's Litlle Liver Pills For - 1939 Government Loan Cotton Sec — THE ALL-AMERICAN CHOICE FOR r AND BETTER TASTE IS CHESTERFIELD'S RIGHT COMBINATION of the world's best cigarette tobaccos When you ask for Chesterfields you're buying something no other cigarette can give you at any price . . . the RIGHT COMBINATION of the world's best cigarette tobaccos. All over America millions of smokers find'that Chesterfields give them a cooler, better-tasting and definitely milder smoke. LOUIS APPLEBAUM J07 So. 2nd Blutlieoille, Ark PHONE 167 - LID. 19 t 19J9, I TOUT h Mm, TOBACCO Co.

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