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PAGE FOUR; HLYT1IEVILLE, (AUK.)' COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVJLLE COURIER NEWS ; , ' THK OOURUR NEWS CO, ' ', a W. HAINES, Publhher ," 'j. GRAHAM' SUDBUBY, Editor SAMUEL F. NORHIS, Advertising Manager ' < Sole NkUooal Admtidng irkuiiM Dallies, Inc, New York, Chicago, De- lroH,,St Louis, Dallas,, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday entered as second class matter at lite post- orTk* »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under tct of Coegress, October t, 1917. • ',' " Served by the United Press " ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier tn the City of Blythevllle, IBc per *eelt. or 65c per month. ••••• Bj mail, within a radius of 50 miles. (3.00 per yew, M.50 for six months, 75c for three months; by null In postal zones two to six Inclusive, 16,50 per year; In zones seven and eight. per year, payable In «dvanc«. The Constitution, iha Court, And ihe People. People's feeling toward Uie U. S. Supreme Court, nnd toward the Constitution as interpreted by lliat court, are apt lo bo governed by how the most recent decision agrees with their own inner convictions. ' II is hard IO-HCC how the majority decision in the Hague case can meet anything but general approval, for the right of every man to have his siiy, ; the right of all men to meet together to dear lo men who do not preteml any law learning. Stripped of legal verbiage, the issue here is simple: Jlayor Hague said, no one can hold a public meeting in Jersey , City unless my chief of police says so; I am the law. But the Supreme Court says, no. Local mayors, local ordinances may not nullify the general right of free speech and free assembly. Few who are not lawyers will find much merit in Justice Me Reynolds' curious contention that "the essential rights of the municipality lo control its own parks and streets" is paramount above the general and vital right of > the people of the United States freely to discuss their affairs. In this case, the Supreme Court has again vindicated its position as the true and ultimate shield of the rights of H the people. In a republic governed under a written constitution that is the function of a Supreme Court. Disputes as to the meaning of any written instrument must arise. To sec thai they arc settled iij a way that protects the guaranteed rights of laborer and laml- , lord, craftsman and capitalist, tramp and tycoon—that is the court's function, and that is the function it has again vindicated. - The differing approach of even the majority in this case was intcre.sliiig, however. Justices Roberts and Black- turned to tho 14lh amendment, securing to citizens of the United Stales certain privileges and immunities. Justices Stone and Reed returned directly to the "due process clause" of the fifth amendment; Chief Justice Hughes touched both. But the interesting point is tliis: Justices Roberts and Black noted that "natural persons, and they alone, are entitled to the privileges and immunities which Section 1 of the 1'ltli amendment secures for citizens of the United Slates." And Justices Stone and Reed noted that ". . . tb c liberty guaranteed by the due process clause is the liberty of natural, not artificial, persons." Yet there is a whole bodv of deci- sions in favor of corporations in which successful • appeal has been made to one or another of those clauses. Is the Hague decision a forerunner of future decisions which will take the layman's position that the civil liber- lies of (he constitution arc the liberties of men, but not necessarily those of inanimate and mechanical corporations? If so, the Hague decision, vitally important in its own right, may be more important slill in its implications. Back to the tticycla. Kverybody is dimly conscious of the fact that there are more bicycles on Ihe streets than Ihere were a few years ago. Hut most people have probably shrugged it off as a fad and forgotten it. Traffic police, charged with the safety of (he streets, know better. In many cilies special instruction for bicyclists have been started, special regulations and licensing applied lo them, for they have become a real factor in traffic syfety. Kven so, did you suspect that a million bicycles will be sold in I93fl? That is the estimate of II. W, Brown of the Fisk Rubber Co., who sees 1039 as the best year in the'history of the industry. President Roosevelt may have placed tbc stamp of disapproval on the " and-buggy age," but there's no two ways about it—we're going back to the bicycle. Liank From ihiiikrtiptcy Attorney General Murphy has a plan to lake the bank out of bankruptcy, lie recommends paying bankruptcy referees a salary instead of elastic fees. He may have something there. The bankruptcy situation comes close lo being a national scandal, and it is becoming a truism that by the time bankruptcy officials have been pried off the carcass of a dead business, nothing but the bare bones usually remain for creditors. Long delays, excessive expenses, inefficient management, ridiculous fees, have often made bankruptcy a farce. Bankruptcy is never pleasant. Rut after all, the interests of creditor, owner, and employe ought to count most. It is hard to sec why a referee should not work on a salary like anybody else, instead of on a basis of all the milk that can be -squeezed out of a dying cow. • •SO THEY SAY We wobble ominously between old deals and new dciils and raw deals atKl-occnsionally— square deals.—Senator Arllnir II. Vnntlenberg, C. O. p. presidential possibility. * * * Notice has been given lhal we nre to be investigated, (Hcorinlccl, (Ingcllnlcd, awl perhaps ex-coinimmlCfitecl.-Dr. Rock Slcysler, president, of Iho American Medical Association. * » * _ The day Is just dawning when we demand our full and fair place In the economy of [he United Stales of America.—John Temple Ornvcs, Jr., lo University of North Carolina graduates! * * * U Is ti fact that, generally speaking, tbc world in which we live has largely lost its mind.—Rev. Raymond Knox, chaplain of Columbia University. [ SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith Ihink il's a sl>anic you sold old Nellie. She'll never act used to those cily folks' ways." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson CROWS ARE FONIO OP /\/y AND UNKNOWING- L.V HE!J= THE PLANT TO SPREAD HOW FAP. APAPTT ARJH RUSSIA AND v. NEAREST POINTS P ANSWER: Bering slrait, which separates the Iwo conlinents, North America and Asia, is only about 56 miles wide at jls narrowest point. : > NEXT: Where do Insects spend' Ihe nijhl? • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OUT OUR WAY ,\ llnllar A Day Won't Do Ihe Job To the Editor: Interest in Ihe Mcade bill pro- posting guarantee of loans to : "Email 1 ' Business seems to occupy many minds In'Washington. | "Small" Business in Blylhcville can borrow nil the money they need at the local banks If they can dem- onstrate that they have plenty of customers .with purchasing power. ' Hou'cvcr. as long ns common laborers, who constitute about one fourth of the population, arc forced to work for Sl.dO n day, and not regularly at that, purchasing (lower in Ihis town will,be at a tow ebb. I S,iying "one fourth of the popula- itlcn" needs clarifying. i One linlf of the population consists of Ihe women find children • who do not work for wages, so the fraction of the population who probably get a living wage sufficient -to have purchasing power for WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1939 SERIAL STORY DATE WITH DANGER BY HELEN WORDEN COPYRIGHT. !«3». NGA SERVICE, INC. ll'KlerJiij-i nary f« i|ui-«(Uiutd lor Ikr murilrr at Mnrllu nhllt iff ' Kl1 ,'" • sklr! i'r «!>•) Burdrn WIIH nin'clnl ciivm of n iiujcr uii- naunrlmr her ninnl. When I.udd t'CMUf* Illlo ill,. !'l>IUMl**il)HLT'M ojlU'*, Jlnrjr tell* liiiu .he liule. CHAPTER XXV "I'VE just heard of your arrest," Ladd protested, leaning on the police commissioner's desk. Mary's eyes (lashed, "You've just heard ot my arrest. You've probably arranged the whole thing. I haven't worked for you for nothing." Her voice broke. She buried her face in her hands. Ladd bent forward. Fcnelon cleared his 'throat and turned his hack. v Someone knocked. They all jumped. The commisisoner's assistant looked in. "Mr. Jack Burden," he said noncommittally. Jack, hair rumpled, eyes bloodshot, and clothes wrinkled, burst into the room, clutching a rum- pied copy of the Gazette. "This isn't true," he shouted, pointing to the headline. "I killed I Martin nnd I'm glad of it." Ladd and Fenelon exchanged glances. Mary's own expression cluared as she realized what was happening. "Well, aren't you going to cto nnything about it?" demanded Jack hysterically. Feneloc gave him a quick look "Take it easy, boy," his voice was kind. "We'll have to have some prool of this first." There was a commotion outside the door. It swung violently open. Clem Shirley pushed past a protesting officer. "I heard that," she cried. "You can't arrest him. He didn't commit (he murder. I did it." She waved a copy of the Gazette under Fenclon's nose. "This is all a lie. Mary Franklin had nothing more lo do with Mr. Martin's death than you have. He was a snnke nnd f killed him wiih his own revolver!" The commissioner listened gravely, nodding, sympalhizing, as ho heard both confessions. Then calling into his telephone he said, "Bring in Bill Condon " * * * r-ONDON, Martin's butler-valet, ~ was pushed in by two cops without any pretense of tenderness. "Who killed Marlin?" asked Fenelon coldly. Condon focused on Jack. "There's the killer," he howled. "Don't lie lo me," said the commissioner. "You probably killed Duke yourself." After a few similar questions and incidents, Condon began 'to get wise. "Why, Commissioner, I wasn't even in the Joint when the Duke kicked in," he Chined. "Take him out," ordered Fenelon. Still whining, Condon was led away, his mouth twisted in a snarl. : The commissioner turned to Jack. "What motive would you have for killing Martin?" Jack hesitated. If he mentioned Clem it would involve her. "I guess—I guess—I didn't know what I was doing, sir." Fenelon smiled. "And you, Miss Shirley, what motive would you have for shooting Duke Martin?" Clem pushed back her chair with a weary hand. "I'm so befuddled I can't think. But I do know that neither Mary nor Jack (lid It—the Gazette was all wrong about Mary." Mary looked at Ladd. Ifc did not meet her gaze, tine turned :o Fenelon. 'I saw Duke Martin aftei- they uid left. He was as alive as you." "Did you kill him?" asked Fenelon skeptically, "So the Gazette claims," said Mary, again-looking at Ladd. * t * "WHERE'S the gun?" demanded the commissioner. No one had seen any gun. Then they d all seen it, but no one could produce it. "I think you can go, Miss Franklin," interrupted the commissioner. "And you'd better take your young friends with you." "But if we're all set free," asked Mary, "who really aid the killing?" "Person or persons unknown." Alone with Ladd, he opened a humidor. "These are very good Hnvanas, Tom," he remarked. Ladd lit his cigar. "That Shirley girl's a lot better than I thought. She wanted to save young Burden. How do you suppose it happened?" "She was going with Marfin a little, wasn't she?" "Yes." "That's simple enough. The boy was jealous. She went to Martin's place. He followed. Mary trailed them." "I can understand thai/' drily commented Ladd. Fenelon eyed him steadily. "Personally, I believe Burden shot Martin with that revolver the Duke used to carry around. Marfin never stirred without it, but he didn't have it on when my men searched his body. The case is closed as far as I'm concerned. "There's nothing else, to do. With Mary and Clem arid young Burden all lying to sa\>e each other we'd never get a''case against any one of them that would stand up in courl." 'How about Condon?" Ladd asked, • "Condon is scared of going to the chair for (he Janice French murder— it was murder," the 'commissioner went on. "We've been questioning him since the Martin killing was discovered and he's told us everything. He'll turn state's evidence to send Nick Hart up for 20 years, and Condon himself will be lucky if he gets off with' 10. There's an old pre-repeal gang killing charge against Condon, loo. "We've spread the word around the underworld by grapevine that Condon shot ,his hoss. So right now the hcalthicsl place for him is inside prison walls. Martin had a lot of friends as well as enemies." "And you'll let (he Martin killing go as 'unsolved'?" "Even the district attorney agrees that's best," Fenelon concluded. "Good riddance of bad rubbish — and an end to the Dovo nnd its rackets." Ladd left police head_ quarters, a disconsolate managing editor, he stood on the corner, face set in a pessimistic scowl. Then suddenly he brightened. Shoulders straightened. Stepping as if he were going lo a lire, he dived into n cigar store and dialed Mary Franklin's number. "Hello, Mary? what, you've just come in? Well, stay in." He roared into tho phone, "I've got something to toll you." Mary shrieked back that she'd been fired from the Gazette. Ladd paid no attention. His voice was deafening. She couldn't answer him because he wouldn't stop. Five minutes later Ladd v.'as looking into the eyes of the woman he loved. "It's no use," he said. "I can't get along without you.' 1 She put her arms around him, but before she could speak, the telephone rang. Impatiently she walked over to the desk and picked up the receiver. "It's Crossie hunting for you," she called to Ladd. "He says he phoned here on a hunch." Tom took the telephone. "I'm not through talking," he said in the softest voice she'd ever heard him use, but I'll settle this first. Hello!" he yelled into the receiver. "Yes, yes. What? Who? Well, it it's true we'll replate. I'll be in." He banged up the receiver aiul made a dive for his coat and hat. Suddenly he remembered. Ha stopped. Then turned . . . "Miss Franklin. Mary! There's a tip that quintuplets have beau born in the Grand Central Sta'- lipn. Get down there and call the the office for orders!' 1 """' '•' :> • .He raced out. Mary after him. The End something besides beans, is the 'raction left, about one fourth. 1 often hear Uie expression "Bly- heville used to be a good town". Well, the former lenders of Blythc- 'illc rtid not think dial Sl.OO a day ras too much for a working man. Zeph O'Brien. THE FAMILY DOCTOR OM-HO, SO WORRY WART K OPEN1M' UP BRANCH OFPICES IN HS.MA6A7INE BUSINESS.' I GOTTA ADMIRE HtS'TRUSTIM' NATURE, BUT SOME GUY \S GONNA COME At-ONfo, TAKE A COPY AN 1 FOR6ET TO - DROP TH 1 MONEY IN TH' CUP! By J. K. Williams OUK BOARDING HOUSE Wuh Major Hooplc -%?**•• EGM3/ SIV O'CLOCK IS 'f : ' : S AM US5EASOM\BLH HOUR '^ •; ; ;\ TO LAUUCt-l SO TRIVIAL . •'.'/[ WJ EXPEDTTICU ASA HIKE ;-'! TO PARLEYS FALLS/ HW/. /\ S'ES.ALVlW, YOU '••'l I THE Vj PO YOUR LE6S FEEL STRCU3. L REMEMBER A.'.WS, YOU'RE GOitJQ ~tO PARLEY'S PALLS TO 5EWCH IM TKE PARK / ^EOT^Eff <-j U'vyf^V fl Ten Years Ago _ Today .III lie 11, 1329 Tom Miller, former airplane pilot of this cily, who was injured when his ship crashed at DCS Moiiics, la., yesterday is reported to be severely cut nnrl bruised. Miller taught flying here last fall and winter and went t: IJes Mducs as a pilot for the Yellow Cub Air- .vays company. .Word hns been received here that Jess Eberdt, former 1J. tl. s. athlete, nnd for the past three jcars a student nt the University of Alabama lias been elected lo the JJasui s:ctety. Ehcrdt is the third j Blytheville boy lo be elected lo (lie Jason society at Alabama,'Hcrschol Caldsvcll and Henry,. Smith having' been accorded the same honors in 1925. Robert Smnrl, s:n cf Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smart, returned Thursday afternoon from Harvard University at Cambridge. Mass., where T. H. »««. V. «. »*T. ElecLrpenrcliograni Helpful, but Not Sole Reliance m Heart Diagnosis 1!V DR. MORRIS F1SHBEIK , vessels in the heart, or whether Editor, Journal of the American he has Infections of tile valves or Magazine, and nf jof the lining of the heart, or per- Hygcia, llio Health Magazine I haps change.? in the muscle of (lie Modern science applies all sorts. heart. These technics have been of of new technics for determining' great assistance to specialisLs in tbc functions of the tissues within j diseases of the heart in finding out the human body. Just as soon as'as soon as possible that changes any new tcchnic is discovered for. are occurring. If the changes can measurement of motion or the tc detected early, it is sometimes passing of electric current, attempts arc made to use that method for the diagnosis of disease. The X-ray Is an example of scientific investigations of appearances nniler tho surface of the body. As far abck as 1802 attempts were made to trace the pulsations of Hie arteries and veins. In 1887 possible to save life by applying appropriate measures. * » * The new electrical devices have not replaced (he experience of the doctor who has seen many hundred. 1 ; of cases of heart disease or the ability of Ihe individual doctor to use his eyes, his cars, his i hands, and liis brain in dctcrtnin- he received his ,\[. A. degree this as the Icclrocardiogrnrn. it was discovered lliat the human [ing changes that have taken place heart when it contracts produces in the heart, electrical currcnU, In 1903 a per-j A doctor who looks at a patient man named Eimhoven introduced with heart disease may tell somc- a melhorl of recording the passing | limes by the color of Ihe patient of electrical currents developed by and sometimes by the breathing the motion of the heart. The lrr.f jU>at 'sometimes is wrong, fly the ings marie by the apparatus dc-l.i'sc of his hands and hl.s ears he vetoped for tills purpose are known can . outline the borders of the year. The RcV. Jefferson Siicrmiin, pastor of the Kirsl Methodist church is in Conwtiy this week where he is attending the annual preachers Institute. Tinfoil Collector Says He's World Champion SEATTLE <UP>—Aaroil Herr, 32. claims the title of world's champion tinfoil saver. For 20 years Iforr has turned tinfoil over to the Children's Orthopedic hobiittal. which sells tt. He has averaged 50 shopping bags full every year. Herr estimates 525 pieces of tinfoH to n bag. He picks up the tinloll once a month on n 15-mile walk down lown. "There Isn't much else an old fellow like me can do," Herr said. "If I can help Uiosc kirts out by n little work, that's just my part." Military liiiltons Collected TORONTO, Out. (UP)—One of heart and determine whether or By placing the contact wires on not it has changed its size. Ifc also different portions of the body as. i counts the pulse and listens in valor example, on the right and Icftlilpus changes In the sounds which hand, the right hand and the left foot, and the right foot and toft hand, and the chest, it is possible to record the changes in potential caused by the heart's beat. These have been analyzed in relationship to definite knowlcrtgc of the heart so that we now rccnj- ni:e a series of curves which represent a single beat from a normal heart, including the contraction ot the auricle and the contraction of the ventricles of the heart. » * * If there ar; disturbances of (he Inrtiratc that something may be wrong with the tissues concerned. The .modern physician uses every possible method In diagnosing a condition aurt does not depend on any single Uchnic. 'In live Garden' Although Mrs. E. M. Bryan's flower garden has been, tern asunder this season because some of the plants have already been normal rhythm of the heart, moved to her new house, under con- changes take place In these waves | slrucllon at 1(/18 Holly street, she winch represent the beat of a nor-1 h a s some beautiful bkoms now mat heart. Sometimes one of the waves will bo Inverted, which Indicates that the Impulse toward the motion of the heart which should originate in one auricle hns gone to another point. In some Instances the waves change their character, and this the experts Ihe greatest collections of military, lake as an indication that certain billions in Canada Is owned by [changes have laken place in the nofctrt S. Duncan. He has 2.000 tissues of the heart. Already in- army button.? which have como numerable modifications of the va- frf.m fvcry section of the British vioiis waves have been classified. Bmplre nnd from IV other coun- Obviously, it Is most Important tries. They are divided luto 31 to determine whether or not n na' gioiips mounted on corrugated tienl hns coronary thrombosis. beards covered with paper. | which is a blocking of the small flowering in her plot'at her present home, 1025 West Ash street. Among these are the salm:n colored gladioli which have more than'three feel of blooms on some of Ihe slalks. And this is the sec:nd jear for 'the bulbs, according to Miss- Ellen Bryan and brother, < Moss, who do most cf the garden-v i»g. The. Bryan* had wonderful sun- cess .in the planting they riid in the rear yard of their new place with HID frequent rains a lioon to them, and they are planning an extensive landscaping projvam for the entire yard.

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