The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 8, 1934 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 8, 1934
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W£TBEViLLE COURIER NBW8 • ooquxH NKWB oo, ' 0- B: BABOOCK, « W, HAOrm Adrtranw BLYTUEV1LLE, (AKK.) COURlElt MBffs Nttfexul Dtuiiw, l?ut>Uihed Xmy ATUjrcoon £ntere<) as second u:ua qi»tcer « Uie'' post office- at BiyUievllle, Arkansas, under act ol c/onjrtM, October 8, 1(17. . Servea rrt tn« SUBSCRIPTION RA1X8 By curler in we euy ot aytucvffle, 16c pw ve«k or W.60 per year in idvuicc. By mall withlfl a radius of W rollei, »3.00 per year, 41 .W ior us months, BSe for (tree month*; by null In postal tones two to <lx, Inclusive, 16,50 per year, in tones seven ano elcht, (10.00 per year, payable in advance. Tht Four-V ear Amendment Beenuse the paxling foui'-ycar term aiiiemlmenl provides a two-year "bonus" for btate^ind county oft'icei's who , \yeie nomiiiivted for only two years it •• has aroused considerable re'sontnionl. 11 looks like and in a souse is an attempt on the part of numerous officmls to grab something to which they luive no moral right. But it does not necessarily follow that it is a bud amendment. As a matter of fact'""four-year terms of office have much to commend them. They do at least giye the office holder'an opportunity to become familiar with his duties before lie lias to start another campaign. They gim him.a chalice to think for a time at least In other than political terms. Wo'are not certain that the four-year proposal to bo voted on at tile November dlbclion deserves the .support of Arkansas voters. It has some 'serious faults, as we have indicated above, 'and •it may have others with which we are not familiar But' at' least' it deserves consideration upon its merits. It should • not he voted down just b'eciiuse those most interested in its adoption have n helfibh stnke in the matter. While we are inclined to believe that four years is none too long u term for any puMic olTicer, tjie pending amendment is weak in Unit it fails lo rdcog- nue differences inherent in various of(ices. An official who has, a! job'to' do and no policies to formulate should lie .kept in office as long as he renders e'f- . licient service. This'applies to all cotm- ty officers, exceplj poHsibly county judges, to members of the judiciary, and lo ' certain state officers. Their jobs arc fmulamontally of 11, iion-politica) character, they have hj>ceiali/.wl duties which require experie'nuc, and the more freedom they enjoy fiom political'pressure the better public service' they can render. Their lorms should be'relatively'' long and the old idea of turning them out every so often to give another man a chance should be foigotten. The governor, oi< tile other hand, and perhaps ceitam other state officers and countj judges, because of'the power which is in their hands and the patronage which they control, should not be . eligible for reelection. Their levins should be long omnigli lo '.permit l|iem to cany through constructive pro- ' f r : __ grams, but they should be under the least possible temptation to build up political machines, In still a third'category fall legislative officers. Their'job is to write into law the will of the people. Mote than administrative or purely clerical officers they should be subject lo public opinion. They should bg eligible to reelection us long as they give satisfaction, but possibly four years k too Jong to wait for the removal of such of them as fail. Expensive Defense. If iisiviil lechniciaiw had'not evolved their art to 'such ii high degree of complicated and costly .perfection,• the price of building a first-rale battle fleet would be a great deal less than it is—and, the economic argument for armament reduction would lose much of its force. — Construction was begun the other day at the Philadelphia navy yard of two new 1500-ton destroyers, the Cassin and the Shaw. Each boat will cost approximately ?2,700,000 for hull and machinery. Contrast that with bills that were incurred a generation ago, when the limited Stales began to rebuild its licet following the'.post-Civil War let- •dowii. The Olympia, a heavy cruiser used us Admiral Dewey's flagship at Manila Bay, cost 'exactly wlisl one of these new destroyers will cost. In other words, the cost of building ope of the lighter craft,, which a first- rate navy must "liumber by the dozen, is equal to the cost of a main unit of the fleet a generation ago. No wonder modern navies -are expensive! Useless Air Racing Major J'inuny Doolittle is the dean of America's .speed racers, and knows about as much about airplane races as any man alive. So when he tells the National Safety Congress that uir racing has just abbu't outlived its usefulness—as he did, a few days ago— his words demand attention. Major D.oolittle cited live, principle advances in airplane design in recent years, and asserted that none of them was attributable to air'racing. Admitting that'air'races.'.did,'originally, promote aviation safety, through' the testing of planes, materials-and engines, he. added that "it, would appear,'of late, that the vahio received-is »ot commensurate with lii'd personal',risk involved." Death takes a heavy toll of our .speed dyers. Perhaps the; time lias come to question, with Major Doolittle, whether the game is worth the price. Tliey (the. broadcaslurs) nllcnv anybody In Hie world to abuse the . soldiers, but It anybody lakes tlie.jsoldiers' part, tlicy cut'him'oil. —Major General Smccllcy Duller. Perlmps you will say that when onr money lias been devalued we ciin , bring it up iigntu. Tliat Is Impossible once It has no lunger any value. • You cjinnol revive" the dead. —Gnslon UouinerBUc, Premier ol DOT OUR Bv William MA, WE'RE OUT OF BREAD WE HAVEM;T BIT— GOLUV, WE'VE GOT TO HAVE BREAD BUf I'M MAKIMQ MUFFIMS FDR AND FOR BREAKFAST WE'LL HAVE PANCAKES, THANK YOU! THANf<5,EVE|2, SO .MyCH,FER 6IVIM' ME A ' INBREAK, PER ONCE. IN THIS \ HOMe? IT AIN'T 8REAO •SHE'S WORRVIM' ABOUT— SHE'S OUTA GUM, ER THIS WEEK'S ISSUE DP ^^K MUSHy MURDERS IS OUT— /tw^x itS SUMPN THAT SHE •, tiEEDS, WHILE I'M APTER SUMPM. WE DQM'T NEED — ME TH 1 FAMILY 2 ' *' r S& ^JLljf " \f» ft \ T -W^-MQTKERS (Of T GRAY SIDEGjLANCES By George Clark] ;^p|;|i^{r^ IP atfV' / "Yeah, thtbc are the same lotlcrs she "sends me other writes them for hei." TaUiilalTShuns iVanderbilt Case (tonal president, anticipated the keynote of the meeting when she declared that American Jews must assume leadership in Jewish life because reactionary forces in Europe have .retarded activity there In behnlr of Jen's. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mrs. Henry be guests. Morgeiltliau, Jr.. OUR BOARDING HOUSE MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, j 193! m f. THE OPPORTUMfY 1 AM ^ OfT£RlN6 VOL),TO INVEST #300 IN THE VENTURE WITH Mt, IS THIS-^ CAKE CANDLE -^.UM— c50 AHEAD,ILL WAIT UNTIL YOU - j —THEN T WILL KE/XD NOU THIS PA&E OF STATISTICS THAT I HAVE "PREPAP,ED,ON CAKE cANtsLEs U&£D TJAILY. AND YOU WILL "BE ._> " A-bTOUNDEoVF YOUK EVES PROM STSttft '' UP NIGHTS ^IGURW OUT WAYS TO SUPTH' NOOSE : YOUR 6YPSY TO r^E,AN . THINKING OFSOMETmN6| SAD,TO KEEP A STRAIGHT TACt f Gastronomic Experts Plan Mid-Atlantic Feast PARIS. <.UP> —Timid souls who like to sip champagne throughout a meal instead ot switching from red to white, according to tiie dictates of the food, but feel that they arc guilty agnhisl epicurean now take heart. of nn outrage be served. .Tlie nirnir is being sponsored by a French publication which gives monthly dinners f^i glorify the best culinary standards of French and other countries. Arrangements liavo been made to hold the champagne banquet- on the lie dc France, while the liner is midway Stcross the ocean en route to New York. About 100 covers be laid Some of the finest epicures of Prance will partake ol n la mid-Atlantic next November, at ivhlch nothing but champagne will and the banquet will be open to novices as well as professional champagne sippers. Rend Courier News Want Ads. Man Built Violin" From Ship's Ma^ EAST MILTON, N. H." tUP)-| Back in March, 1893, W. E/Mor constructed a violin, nsig part a ship mast. The violin, now in the posEessio! of George Burton ' of this towil was made with the nid of dircif tions published In the Boslol Globe at that time. ' The back Is maple and .the spruce, part of the ship niast. actually produces dulcet tones. Although a friend of Airs. Gloria Vaudcrbilt, Tallulah Kaukhead, noted actress shown ahove on hor arrival in Now York, asserted tUat her roliirn from abroad has nothing to do wltli the Yandar- bllt-Whitn6y trial and that sht . do.ea npXjiXpcct to testify. _ IVomen Zionists Plan Annual Convention WASHINGTON. (UP)-The Wo- meii> Zionist Organization of America will . hold their HHh an- Uml convention or Hadaxali here Oct. H to 10. Prime objective ot u«; group will be lo further education anti- scmitism and to foster an appreciation of Jewish contributions to civilization. Mrs. Samuel w. Halprin.. na- . srafes inted Minis- r of State fbr ' %'ots between and American „. ; "baseball j& ea^u ms? iiuciN nr.iiR TOIIAY CHAUI.ES JIOIIDKN, reporter for Thi> IHndc, lelviiluitivx tho IK'WKpjiper n report ot the di-alb of unu'.Miu sini.i.iNcnv. ,, t i. vntu iIiMecllvc. litllLTcil ID line iH-cti killed l>y "CINC1NN 111 IIKI1" lAJIf'SOX. K nn E ,lcr. The name night ah imnDMlnr, rrrlfitdlBB to lie PRAiVK B. O'A- THAV of nivcrvlcn, >vc:il(li» mid liromlnvnr, !• tmnichr to itrilfce hrndruuirler* on NUnpiulon tit driving ivbllc Ifiroxfi./m-rf. With Idm I* n Kirl vrhn any* nhe In MAIIV IIIIIUGS. hl<ch-1iil«T. Uolb air Mordcn tclcpbnncA llir ;r:K-lM In hU'nciripnncr. .VIMI ilnr the rrnl Cnthny cnll* mi DICK K12\NKY, rllj uilllnr of The nlntle. Cjitluiy rlnlma bli reimlntlnn bnj* »,i-rn liijtired, nnil ilvnmntla d:imnK<-» anil n relrnullan. IM» -BLEKKEH. Junior potl- ll>kcr nl The Illnile, hvnii Ihn lllfektr *ayn, " r l'herc»» Rnmelhlni£ tlahy "nh,>tlt IhH.' 1 nut) xciiiIiR 3Inr- ilen lo UlTCTvle\« to Iciirii nil h« .cn» alioul Cnthnj. NOW GO O.N XVITII TII13 ST011V CHAPTER IV V)AN BLEEKI5R. juuior partner and publisher ot Tho Dlada. turned to Morden, his nollco ro- liorter. *'I'm putting someone else at your desk down at headquarters." he said. "Vou get busy nml chase down every lead you can get on Kraak B. Cathay. Dig Sato Calhay'a lifo wilh a spade, and dig deep. Thero'll tia plenty tliero that ho won't want to have brought out—there always la. Tho trouhlo with mer. ot his type 13 that they peso as being altogether too perfect. They put up a front that isn't human. When you get back o( lliat front, you Hurt n lot ot stuff that nobody knows about. You get busy and find out." "Yes, sir," sak' Blorden. "Hut don't spring any of It." said Uleekcr. "You button It up uuder your hat aod' see that you keep your mouth shut. You gel tho Information. As you get it, you bring it lo inc. You'd better mako daily reports." ' "Suppose they get wise to mo?" Morden asked. Hlceker's words popped out with Iho esploslvo forco ol firecrackers, "Don't giva n damn!" he snapped. "Let 'cm find out. What do wo care? Tell 'em what you're tliero tor It they ask questions. Komomljcr, young man. that this newspaper is bach ot you. Prank ii. Cathay may bo bigger than you aro but. by God, tho newspauer is bigger than ha Is! He's started a fisbt. All right, he's going lo get a tight. Tell him so! Stand up aud look him in the oyes and tell hjui dial. * . •. • you do, don't bo " sneaky. Dou't get to skulk- lus arouud coruers, listening at key boles, peering through windows. Dust right in. Vou'vo got a job—it's a -Icgltimato job. frank U. Cathay Is going to claim lliat his reputation is 'worth j comolhiug and that ; wo'va damaged It. ,\ 11 right; tho question or what that reputation Is worth Is .1 (act to be ijtterimiic'). ft de- Vendi,on a lot 'of\thiDgs.', You're going to find out. those thlugs. Don't bs ashamed ot what you're dolus. Don't let anyone get you on tlio defensive, bo you under. Eland?" Morden nodded. "You're eajsged In a fljht." Eau BleeVet eald, "and lU_ere'i 9 "Yen /f«on>," Mrs. Calhny mill, "htabaaJs n'ouW very frcqucntljf ma!(<: loots ot thenuelvei vcrc \ not for llie restraining hand of a a'i/c. dignity about a fighter, as long as he stands on his two (cot and fights. Iteaicmber this about Tho Blade, young liau. It doesn't snoop —it lights. - : "Aud aa far as Frank fJ. C.i: .liay ts concerned, don't mako any 3ones Attend roeeliiiga of his Itmcheoii club. Mtugle round in the city. Smile at bira. Be cordial lo him. But never forget llio.oiie fact that you're there o blast Ills rcpulation wide open. Do yon understand?" "Yes. sir," said Mordcn. "Can you do* it?" "Yes, sir." "Get sU'rlcd, then." voice thai was iralQiui. She B'lhcl V.'est stroilo Into Dan Ulceher's private ollice. . .'.\ •"Mra. Cntliay is out there," she saiti. lilccker looked up at lisr 1 Ewift Ero'vn. WEST, Ban Tilcckcr's secretary, was lotis-leggcd and languid. Ifnr face held nn «- nrcEEioo of perpetual wcarinesa which seemed due not so much lo a disapproval of her environment S3 to the people who filled it. She surveyed the woman before her with glassy eyes that starca" in expressionless appraisal from behind spectacles. "Your name," sba satd, "is Mrs. Frank B. Cathay. You'ro troru Riverview and you wish lo see Mr. Bleeker but won't explain tiie nature, ot your business. Is that right?" •;,'••,• -The woman 'was expensively gowned and well kept; her raaa- ner regal, yet worried. Her face , nas nestled "Tliaiik you," she said in a ] Ktlicl West pulled the door- sh neither cordial apr | behind her as &he rslurned to in remained standing. diitVr office. 1 with tho collar of a Cur coat, a collar which had been carefully selected to eel off Iho delicate oval of tho Jaco. when Ilia taca >vas Insist against tba collar fit Just such an ai:slr>. "Yes." "What docs rhc want?" •> "She won't tell me." "What docs slio look lii;c?" "She's about SO. Slio has lots of money and she's ; ,spent a. lot 1 of it on her appearance. She's got ono ot those schoolgirl complex iotis. Slio hardly over, moves facial muscles. Her eyes are nervous. She's trying lo ; inake a j'obd Impression. She's, wearing a fur coat with a bis collar; she looks better in it whca she's standiDff up. She started to sit down and then changed her/mind. She thinks perhaps you' might come out to see lier, instead of lolling her come in to sea you. She's slauding up so she caumake a good Impression." "Fat?" asked Bleeker. "So, she's got a perfect figure and tiie displays it lo advantage." "Show Lor in," said Bleeker,' • • * MRS. CATHAY enUicd the office 1 witb short, quick steps. From tlio moment she reached a point from which she coulrt command a view of Dan Bleeker'3 desk her eyes were wide, showing lo ad- 1 vantage the lung lashes. Her head Yes." she said. "Will you he,'was held slightly to one aldo so good as lo tell blm tbat I am j.igainsl the big collar ot tbe coal. here? lithe) deliberation. "You'll havo (o wait," she said" "Will you be seated?" Mrs. Cathay bit at her uader lip. Tbea her face occe moit »* Jajri Inlo psrtecl teptet. Her lips wore curved In a perfect' West moved with sloirjly arched smile. "Mr. Bieeker!" sba csclainied. "It was so nice, ot you to see ma and so nice of you to s seo aia so promptly. I know wbat 8 busy •- imati you ire." i, Dan &iesk£r didn't se{ cp, "Sit down, Mrs. Cathay,"| Dan llleeker. 'levanted to see you about iuaud." Mrs. L'aluay eaid. "Yus, o! cour=o." "t)h, did you know I was con ills':" ''.•••. i\"o, but I.uaturally that was what you wauled to'ij me about whcu my secretary you were in tiie office;" .squirmed about In til chair/ settling _ herself with . no*.. ?"s''t gesture of the sboiitddrs. fjgg.'iqulc.k twist of hor head. lUc-eycl " deep hazel. ,wero smiling no'i "Yoa.^know. Mr. Uleeker." said, "uus.lwuds would very frl (jueuily ruake foola ot tbernse.ud were' it>'not for ths hand ot a wife." Bleeker surveyed lha with acid eyes. "Cm a bachelor, - uiyself,"_i M. - " : •''"'•. :' Sbe gave a low nerto ( u^ UugJ "And,", went on Sleeker, ''ycf caa cut out the prelfnilnarfes-ad get down to business," "• .' L "My husband." sha said, "it| man of/very strons will." : She paused and Bleeker nothing. • ; "At times he'i (jullo laiBulsIr That Is, In his rages, you knol He reaches some decision .on':tr spur of tlio moment when « real j mad about Bornetulns ~ lbon ! he's too proud aud obsi to back up." :. ' Slie seemed to sutisgU lnto ; t| tur coal with » quick squiiml motion. Her head, lilted : 'to ol side, rested agaiusl ibe high. f| cc*ar. Her eyes, as well ts lips, smiled intimately >al Bleeker. " (To Bo Continued), f . J lira. Celfcnj tuaktr an iiaaul la tts But lait-

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