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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGfc FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor H. W. HALN^S, Advertising SNe NaUonai Advertising Representative*: Artans&s Billies, Inc., New York, ClUcafO, Del roll, 'it. Louis. Dallas, Kansas city, Little Rock. Published Every Afternoon Zr.ceot Sunday. '.fltcn-d as »econd cla.'a mailer at •IE post olllcf at nijthcvlllo, Arkansas, under act of Congress Oc- J.ITL to!xT 0, 1917. Served ly UK united Press. 3ATSG B> cnrrler in the City o[ "rflytlievllle, 15o per week or fOiO per year In advance. By iimll within a rndlus of BO miles, 13.00 per year, SI 50 (or sis months. B.SC [or three months; by mail In postal ronrs two to six. Inclusive, {560 per year. In zcne.s seven and eight, $10.00 ocr year, payable In advance. 7 here's / ( /.s/ One IV ay io End Racketeering t(> famous be the MI ordinary H':WS article in the daily pniiuv crm In.' uisjra educational than \vlinlo culumrs of cartful L'.xpo-iUoti :nul cxli'irliitiun. A sample is a recent. story winch told how Now York poh'co. by Mayor I^.Uiiiiniiii, <m« slump out v.icl<etcurs al llx; Fulton Fish Market Tli is market happens i,i largest wiiok-wili; lish traiiinjr center in the country, iloiiij? an annual bui-'i- ness of around ?S>r>,000,0(it'. Dealers, called before a jiolice inspwior, who is looking into the racket, 1 -stilled 'thai as a f;i-oiii> they have been paying a certain raeketcovint; riii;!;. $5000 a year for protection. Every I UK 1!:at lands at the docks has to pay a fee; every (nick thai enters the market also has io pay. And the (killers warcii'^ especially anxious to have tho polite !ry to drive the racketeers out. Kvorylliinjv work- :eil smoothly, they said. Paying the ?5000-a-year fee was a naisance, of course, bill it work.-,; fh;>y did if el protection. Every so often some si:eak thief would steal a basket of fi.--'i or something, but as soon as the "protective association" \v;w notified, the stolen goods would be returned. * * * Thus you gel UK; pkfiirc; racketeers Jevyin- their toll in an efficient and businesslike manner, stafjing a theft now and then; and ivlurniiiK the loot immediately afterward, to demoiisirate the; dealers' no<-.l of their services. Now listen to tin- other side of it. Last winter a patrolman who didn't believe in racketeers was •.••signed io .duty at the market. He cryjked down on the t'aiiKster.s; he foiinc one collecting tribute from an ajrcd dealer, and he beat the daylight.-- out of him. For two weeks the market was entirely, free of racketeers. Tin.,! a Tammany -contiolied police administration transffciTcrl the cop mil of there, and the old order returner! j n t,,ji swing. ; Inspector I/..v.!.- ,f Valthe dealers thai they j ls well save their they will i-.finc Io Now entire tells might just a year. ]f JUT he says, and will testify freely whenever they arc threatened, the police can break up the racketeering ring completely, "The rnuketeers will run like yellow dogs with their tails between their It'gs, if a jri>:.'(| cup cracks them on the jaw," he remarks. All this is deeply instructive. II shows just hmv a rarl.i'l is worked and just how il <-;m ic- slipped. To work it, yon need politic 1 ;! influence and a sel of business IIIIMI who would l>ay tribute lather than stand up for their rights. To stop it. yon need only honest cops and fearle-i- business men. The way to stamp mil i 1 . < keteering, after all, is simple. Vuu just stamp it out. .BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Ajlcr the Brains '\ here's a lol of good sense in Treasury Secretary AloriccnMiau's ruling I hat hereafter lawyer.-, accountants, or other adviser: 1 , who assisi in preparation of income lax returns must sign (he returns alonjr with (he taxpayers. Uncle Sam has lost a :,"ii>(l deal of revenue in the past hu-an.-e of the expci 1 ! advice which well-to-do taxpayers were able l» hire Nut infre- iftiently the legal technicalities which this advice picked out. prov-xl, eventually, to be worthless, and the taxpayer has had to pay up. Hut never before has there been any way of taking any sort u f action against I he gentleman from whom the advice emanated. Under the new rulim;. I lie advice- divers will be a (nib mnr-j careful. \Vilh their own names going on the tax rnturns, they may think twice Ije'- foi'e indulging in line-spnu phenag- ling. Undo Sam's purse should bo benefited. PUCK £<W£D TH BULL O' TH' WOODS FROM GCW TO THE , BO, TOM OF THAT PIT BUT 1'UL BET TH' BULL WILL ALWAYS FEEL THAT IT COULD HAVE BE.EW DOME A LITTLE DIFFERENT. i THANKS, A LO I here Arc Two Sides to the Sales Tax Tl:u snlr-.s tux which MIw!:,si;i].; adopted In l!tt! «•:.« accessary m mrci ttic gravest linan- i-lal cnifi-iitiicy. Tin- stale had lc choose between imposing n .M!,, S tax to furnish ndrn- . lloual iRveinii- or virtually shilling up sliop and guiug into bankruptcy. Thunks to tile scrvic'cs of Alfred H. Stone, one of Mississippi's lending citizens anrt a 6tii;lci!l r'. government. . whom Governor Conner dr.iftrd, '.lie sales tax lias been elficlnitiy ndnilnlslcrcc! mid made u productive SOUK-: of revenue.. With (he diiisliu rctrenchmrn'. tliat was rnntk- in I'Xiicndi'.urcs Hie sales tux 1ms accoiii- plislii't! its purpose and Misi!sslr,r>i's linnnccs MIX' on n manaa^able basis n-jair-. liul n pro- IXJ.M; ;o re-enact the .sulrs (nx b,.. which has adopk'd in l'M2 lor two ycsir.i as an emeraen- f.v tr.easui-f. has biouulit to I..-. MlssisslpiH legislature lelfuraiiis ol jjrolest, :ii tliis wrltuv.;, I:om th,- ir.LTcli.ints of N'cv. Ail.-any, Amoiy and SiniltivillL'. Those business men complain the sales lax is tlrivini! b'l.sint'is from Hit-:.- stores into cjtlu-r statc.s and channels of clKi ibiiiion, ami criishlni; many independent infrci-.-iits thromjli Iheii- inability to collect the tax irom cusionwrs or tlirougli mincing the volume -i," i:ade. They adtl what of [-oiirsL 1 Is true 01 cinv general .sale* tux p.ixs-'d on to linal pii:clia.,or5, tliat it taxes the Inr.i dollar of tin ;ioo: man buying stark necessities just as it lai.cs tile dollar spent by the vcii-lo-do for comfcr:s or luxuries. When ?.ny £ta;c considers Imp:Mug a sales (ax, i; ins ip decide whether it is if;idv io Increase UIL- pries of almost cvevHimg for all its iK'upie. hesirtcs ir.aklr.s • l i«-i< 1:^ uiuicnltii-s for its nicichant class. — Arkansas Gazette. By Wiiliami RUINING A DIGNIFIED ' GUY'S DIGNITY is JUST LIKE FIREMEN SAVIN'' A GUY'S MOUSE -TH 1 GuY'S GLAD THE HOME WAS SAVED, BUT MAD BECAUSE THEY GOT SO MUCH WATER ON TH' PORN ITU RE. cfv ^jr M^j^h .11 \vAv' \ v ^,-' V _ . , \\\ -iO \ <^ ; V^*Sx:>d • v v'///> w.- A;\ 'Y^ Vi^-HV/-\ /> ivs. x\ dWTf { '( we. £\ La v m ^_DEMTIMG A HIGH-HAT. SATURDAY, SIDE GLANCES By George Clark \ "What d» they want wilh .such a big c;ir, anyway?' CHURCH EXCUSE The liiblc stulcs that if n child is brought up in the way it should K o llmt It would not d.-part ihciofrom. Th- Bible poinls out tin- many responsibilities of tho Father and Moihw. Thu life of the children of this community reflect how well [':• fathers and mothers accept this responsibility. The Bible dot.* nul siy "s-nci them up" but '•bring them up-. The church is the one common 6found on which the fathers :„«! mothers ran mm ,he children COMIC AND IJRINCi TH10M TO CHURCH SUNDAY Committee. Women Have Greater Life Expectancy Than Do Men BV Dl!. MOKIIIS I'lSIIBKIN Editor, Journal of the Anicriran Medical Association, and of Hy- RCia, the Health Magazine Women nnve a tetter chance of living through to' n ripe old age liian have men! Of course, the death rates among both men and women, in the Inst half century, have ilccrensed, so limt their expeclancy of life at. birth has risen until now it is approximately 5G.8 ycnrs for men and GC.4 years fur women. 'I ho reason for this encouraging progress is the significant change thai lias come nlxnit, (hiring the last 51) ycurs. in the diseases llmt nlflict mankind and the causes of death. Since 1850 the number of people OUT SO yours of ace. in proportion to the total population tir the United Stales, luis just about doubled. What has effected such srcat great change in the population lias been practical disappearance of ANNOUNCEMENTS The Courier Ne-.vs has been authorized to announce tho fn;:oiving r,s candidates lor p'.iblic o(Tii.-o. subject to the Dci.iocratic primary next August: August: I'nr Member CLINTON L. CALDWELL 1'or Counlv Ticjsnrrr JOE S, DILLAHU.VTV For Circuit Cnurl f'lork HUGH CRAIG Tor County Court Clerk PRKU FLEEMAN For Re-Eicction for LJr.d Tum I'nr Assrsstir R. L. II31LLY- OAINES G. C. (IKE) HUDSON FOR CITV OFFICKS Election Tuesday, Apri; 3. For City Clerk S. a. CRAIG typhoid fevr-r. malaria, and smallpox, ns conditions affecting a considerable number of people. * + • There litis not been much i change in Hie mortality from scarlet fevr-r iinrt measles, bul \ve have Kood reason to believe thnt the ' application of the newer knowl- j edge that has developed, iwrli | larly in relation to fcarlet fever, i will lesuii in real improvement j during (In 1 next 20 years. I All over the world, it has been j nc-ticed thnt the number of deaths | from tuberculosis has declined. At ! the same time, the tendency to i deaths from heart disease has been i upward and this particularly in iwoplc in the older age groups. Deaths from L-ancor also have seemed Io rise correspondingly. Massachuscits has death rate records tinting as far back as i 17G8. These show that the expec- ! Lation of life at birth rose slowly i in that state fiom 178D to 1850. prat since then the rise has been rapid. But the present expectancy ol life at birlh is about the most that ^an be expected, unless new conditions arise which are not now apparent. Indeed, the new conditions which i may develop might result, in off: betting some of (lie pain that has been made, an example here being the increase in deaths from heart rilsens among prsons of advanced years. The Cullinan (i:a;r.on(l was the large.'! ever rliscou>reti: it weighed 3025 cnrats. or nearly 22 ounces, and was found near Pretoria, Transvaal. South Africa, in 1905. The violet is the flower of -May, Kalian colonial authorities have granted prospector license to 3.1 operators near Asinnra. Eritrea. East African town wlicro gold veins have been discovered. Texas has more mi:cs ol railroads than any other state. (Answer* on naci Ja»iB,tr> 175i=Q3bcrt Morris, African, financier, Y 20, 193J BLYTHEVILLE 10 YEARS AGO from the flto of the D*n> Coy Her Sunday, Jan. 2», 1924 No paper. Mnrtilay, J« n . U, 1924. Dlytlieville residents shivered at, (em|)craturcs betu'een 10 and 15 (tejrees above zero Sunday. Chester Caldwell left Monday for Hie University of Alabama where he will enter selipol for-uie second term., ..." •,(,•- . Dr. W. M. Owens'if "Armorei, who was operated'on* all ihe'-Bly- iheville hospital'- laSt : Wednesday for appendicitis, -is.reported js recovering. '. ; . ; Highland Park's Biggest Cop 'Outgrows' All Jobs DETROIT (UP)—The big problem confronting Highland Park police officials is Sergt. Glenn H. Pike the man who has outgrown every job in the department Sergt. Pike weighs 348 pounds although he was only a 160-pound stripling when he joined the deportment 19 years ago. The officer expanded on his job throughout the years and as a oesk sergeant at headquarters he Broke three swivel chairs in six weeks. He was placed on a beat, mil "walked on" 10 pounds. Chief Dan Patch transferred him to a radio squad car. There was no room for the bound when Pike answered a call. In desperation. Patch moved hLs iwoblcm Into the identification bureau after engineers had. supervised the construction of Hie bureau chairs. THIS.CURIOUS WORLD B /,,S a ; OF THE SPOTTED DEER. ARE WORTH SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH, IN CHINA. TVifY ARE CUT OFF AND SOILED FOR. MEDICINAL PURPOSES. OI9* BY n£» ; r nvicE. m~. THERE ARE WHICH OPEN AND CLOSE AT SUCH DEFINITE HOURS THAT IT is POSSIBLE TO TELL FAIRLV ACCURATE TIME S,y THEM/ LINNAEUS, THE SWEDISH BOTANIST BUILT A FLOfiAL ' CLOCK., /AADE UP OF FLOWERS WHICH OPEKj AT VARIOUS HOURS OP THE DAY. AT SCWAE FAR DISTANT AGE THE EARL'S ROTATION WILL 6E REDUCED TO THE SAME PERIOD AS THAT OP THE. ROTATION OP THE MOON A6OUT THE EARTH, AND THEM C'JK. DAY AMD MQ/V7H WILL BE OP ->' EQUAL 1-20 Jf THE Chinese say that ailments or all kinds, as vri-n ~as oTd~aie. come from [he exhaustion ol certain vital forces :n the system', and Unit these forces must be renewed from lime Io time, if one wishes io live long. The brew made from t!i» antlers of the spotted deer Is supposed to furnish this life-prolonging substance! ar IK HERE TODAT' MORKLl, a»< TOM HI. A ni,i,s tuiurj. IIOTALI.VI and i.n, ,„,«.." while Gyp.y I.. ' Hit I (enda t . -- »r ,"'• ">i« arr JU», Knrklne In n •rilltmcnt .rtool. Alter tttarnlttc tram ker hnnernioon In Kurnpt Lila larite. Cke «r:iT«r, [o illaner. Among li»nif«iM- k «'* '" alll| T HIA1IKO UKUI.I JIITO?!. irbo »ee ««ked »'yp»7 To Mnrr; him. Jfe *honrra htr >Thh .Kcmlon. nhtrh .he •ccrjjl. iMcaaie ihe I, It.loM. Ml .v,"..* '"'"«»< I" HILDA 11I..I.\CIIAHIl. After the parly 1 om nnj CM,*; quarrel, feat i>eac« i* later rratprri). Mrn* MroUKhion itha oflVr* her L MABa - McELL'OTT Klvr ?oO. '*' cr, <«>-p>«y decides not to tell nljimt ihl*. she. a»rn the .-T 10 b»y hi. Chrl»(nui« K If|. n nitn-h. On tnr Salurdnr follcMr- Inz ( hri,n,,n« Tom tnll. to come h.imr in dinner. A I 10 he npprnTi. Mr hn. IIFCD plajlnj eeker n»d nriniilni;. WOW GO ON WITH THE STOUY CHAPTER XV 'TMIE family was coming Io Sunday lea. Thai liail Io be lived (livough. Not for worlds, towed Gypsy passionately Io herself, would slio let them see what had happened to her marriage. Sho dragged horselt from lied at 3 o'clock. Sho hadn't slept for hours, anyway. There was no use trying to. Slie dressed, glancing drearily at herself In the mirror. Why, slie lincl aged overnight, she fold herself. Tom btill slept, heavily hut guiltlessly, on Ihe daybed. He hail the iiiiilt which Gypsy had r.-Mly given liiru. He looked some- forlorn and defenseless In his sl°eji. Young, troubled, pale. 5:it she would not forgive him— n>. not she! Ho had betrayed an u:.written pact the day before. >.3nsiiiil, heavy-eyed, she went • ihc business of preparing hrMlifnat. Slie had to eat some- rJiing. she reminded herself. Even If Tom didn't love her any more, iven if it didn't matter Io anyone yhcther she lived or died (she was isiioftiiK a large family of Morells for the moment) she had to have her breakfast. Surprisingly enough, sho brought an appctile Io it and sat, perched on Ihe while painted kitchen stool, ^PPing her hot coffee. What n fool slie had been to think, flying home the night before, lliiit she would tell Tom sho was working for Marko — that his money had bought iho platinum wnlch! Now she would keep that affair to herself. She needed, she told herself coldly, every penny she cniihl enrn. If Tom wcro going to behave in this unforeseen, this out- rngeons fashion, surely she had a right to earn money in any honorable way which presented'Itself. After a time'he wandered out. looking big-eyed 'aid slcep : soddcu and sheepish. .-•".. j "Good o;ormiis!7 '*'•' ' \\ Gypsy's reply was'glacially polite. "Will you have''some'coffee?" She glnnced oul-of-llie window 'vita studied indifference. "Your orange juice Is In the icebox." "No. thunks." He didn't say his head ached but he looked IL And presently she could hear the shower and through It Toui's vigorous slnpulng, all part of tho morning ritual, onco dear and amusing, now only reminding her that ibcy had known happier times. 1>UT ,-!io hart .1 busy morning ho foro her. She had nn time, 'y. to ;-]( almnl and moan. There »<•«* .1 thousand Ihlngs to ilo nl- v ','>> ori Sinid,\y —gloves to K 1 v vaf!i.-; ;m,| mended. siOk'Jiiiigs ilh to. lue ljundry to bp suited ^»d pui »»«r. Swidet this tli?r° .M>IP all her extra preparallons for the family tea. Little sandwiches and a hot'dish to bo got ready, and the house put Into apple, pie order for the expected guests. Tom helped. He reappeared shin- Ing, brushed and shaven, smelling of soap and lotion. Ho mqred tables and chalr.3 wordlessly;' He asked if ho could do anything else. He was properly and humbly male. Gj-psy answered him with monosyllables. Hut under her anger was a genuine fear. Was It going to bo liko Ibis for always? She felt as though her face were a frozen mask. She Just couldn't be nice couldn't be natural. At last Tom's composure broke. "Look. Gyps." ho said placating- ly- "Let's havo stand this." o.iit. f can't U'B none of my doing. Gypsy thought rebelliously. I didn't gam- bio away our money. It's no fault ot mine. But she listened to him. nevertheless. She could not entirely sleel her heart apalnst him. He'd been at a loose end, he said, tho day before. She was busy—he didn't have anything to do. Some of the fellows had gone over to the club—and a game had started. At first he hadn't meant to jet in. Hut he hnd. He had won, to begin with. He had got excited. Then !uck had changed. He hadn't been able to stop. "How much?" She didn't look at him. "Seventy dollars." His voice was very low. "Oh. Tommy." Put ibe word was enough. The Ice around her heart had cracked up. Elie was in his arras aud she was crying, and he was smoothing her hair and telling her ho nover would again. She knew that, didn't she? And he was a hound-he knew that! She was wasting her timo with him. Gypsy put her hand over his mouth. "You'ro not to say thai— ever." Sho felt ^irong and maternal and brave. Her love went out to him like a tide. So It was that the Morells. trooping m at half past four, found Ihe vision of a united pair. Gypsy, her brown curls shinin-. j,, a bri ghl frock, and Tom with his arm around her. • • • gO the storm blew over for the moment and the little domestic bark was steered Into safe waters. But it was hard, making up* tor Tom's losses. They felt the pinch of it all through January, and, though Gypsy said nothing. Tom felt It none the less and said to himself frimly ih.u he had learned hia lesson. Gypsy's Saturdays at Marko's continued. All her fears had vanished now. After !hat first Saturday she saw him only once or twice. Her conscience no longer troubled her. She w,-, s . Greenwich Village, and Gypsy had hoped to reach home !iy 5 o'clock. "Don'l bother to make tea for me today, nates," she had said, when sho arrived. "I'm leaTlne earlier than usual." ° The cataloguing was more t'kin halfwaj finished. Would shs be Slad or sorry »ben it was OT«? These afternoons had beeii pleasant enough', they had even (s!i3 had to admit It) the spico of danger which makes any adventure seem attractive. For just a little while sria could play, if sho liked, at the role of being mistress ot this beautiful place. It was innocent enough—It harmed no one. At last she put away pencils and pads, covered the typewriter and resigned It to its cave of darkness. She was Just about to ring for Bates, to secure onco more Hie custody of her hat and coat, when she heard a familiar voice ID the drawing room. "Don't trouble. Dales," she heard Lila say. "I'll wail right here. Mr. Uroughlon will be home directly He said so." hands flew to h« ot al! people! Oh. I through the work splendidly. The ridings and tho comfort ot the big room received her agreeably whenever she came. U:u ci !lad lal!en to serving her lea. Gypsy would look . to see the silver tr,,y its - -- --- "I.II.J Liiiy \* HU us delicate china and linen bofore her. Mr. Uroughtou said you were to have It. Madam." Un the fourth Saturday she had Planned 10 leave rather early. As usual, she had told Tom a. whito s'?niu1i > ,?" 1 ,, I "" tinj SI "«<!oiiD for unscreu on tue air. uyvw 1 s. oppi i... Bui Ihc -I,Acuity ot raak- mi lrc d Romclblns Basly and QYPSY'S throat. sho didn't want to be found heri. It wouldn't matter what she sail} or how she tried to explain. I.iia simply would not understand. Her eyebrows would go up, she would look quizzical and sophisticated anrl amused. No. she couldn't— wouldn't bear it! Wildly she looked about for t method of escape. Rut a penthouse 20 stories up offers few of these. She could, of course, ask Bates to smuggle her out the- service entrance but that would pui a strange face on the whole affair, lend it an indecorum it was far from owning. Slie could wait in here, trusties that Marko would soon set rid of his caller. On the other hand, at any moment Lila might saunter In. in search oT cigarets—or a book. What on earth was she to do? The high sludio windows were curlained in dark rod daraask.'fold on Ihfck fold. Gypsy dallied for an inslanl with the idea of hiding her slim self behind one of these, but tho whole thing seemed too melo- drnmatic for words. It was ton ' much like the second act In a so- I cicty comedy. Beyond the iron gates which s'cp^ arated Ihe drawing room from ili'g library she could hear Lila mo?l.ii -. about, humming softly. "She'll come in. She'jl find rnp. * Cynsy thought, despairingly. "No matter what I say, sho'll not ba: lievo it." She sat, very still and small, In the growing darkness. She simply must get out of this. It was an absurd situation. Her chicks dared holly at the thought ot Lila's amused air, if she should stroll In. Gypsy glanced at tho clock. It was five minutes past five. Slie stood up, bracing Ucrsclf tor ibs encounter. No matter what Lila said or thought, she had to walk out ot that room at that moment Her foot was on the threshold, her ,. hand at the gates behind 'the «'- || vet curtains. Her heart was going like a triphammer. : "I thought you TCT« gone. Madam" . .. Instead ot Lila stood at the fireplacs. Lila's fur lay across a chairback, hor scent lingered on the air. GypsF lus R-iliinhty :i |,oriinuo:il engage- and sped"across"°tha room like an i'n,» S ^ S *™ W| 16. Surely some; arrow. Luck was with her! 1,11.1 time sooii ho would begin to |;erl. This fveiling they w cre , ! ,., dine wilh s ,, r ,,o ci; icQ acquaint, ioie,- «l Tom's, i V'JUp!: , lived <•: arrow. had gone Inlo Mario's room lo powder her nose! She was safe. Sna cuulrl : being seen. (To Bo Continued)

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