FRIDAY, MAY 29, BIATHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE The Eccentric Doctor Died—But His Fantastic Story Goes On Discovery of Dr. Kinsolviiig's Iliiddrn $160,000 Opens The Most Bi/nrre Chapter In The Mystery wall. Beyond that was the hiding place, outside the basement and four feet underground. There, in the wood-lined cavity, the searchers found $100,000 in cash and securities stuffed in old inner tubes, coffee cans, bot- 11Y CLARK POHTEOUS ! history of Dunklin County, since j ties and old carbide container NKA Service <'orn>spomU-iit | the heirs are almost certain to from the doctor's first automobile. HOKNKHSVir.Lh\ Mo., Dr. Floyd try to break, the will < A Z i nc bucket, filled with fire clay Kinsolvin- lived a strung li!V. but \ Meanwhile things are at a stand- was in the hole, in case of fire. ycr and snake fancier, banker reported, after the old doc- m one of the library's lo'oOO book* What has j-^t this century-old tor's death, that he had sold him The doctor's cache of jewelry in- villa^c sci'ihint* \vit.h excitement $50,UGO worth of war bonds in 'eluded 11 double handful of dials the discovery of a M/.abJe for- ! January, and the bonds were no- ) monds, several gold watches, tune hidden in the old Kin.solving \ where to be found. The search brooches and the like. He was plantation house on Little River, j turned up a treasure that even known to have had 24 women's Q. ramblim;, US-room/ structure ( the most skeptical hud not bar- gold watches. They had originally where h-w of UoniersviUr's 875'gained for. been sent on apnroval and the old resident:; were -eviT admitted. Now | HIS BUKI£D HOARD 'man was Lo pick one for a young these residents are wuHiiu- to seo jAMA/KD TOWNFOLK i woman's graduation present. He il.further s.ureh will turn irp moiv ' Tht , re were some who suspected bought all the watches and then valuables or, mo* ii»i,,,rt:iiiL st.ll, ;Dr Kiasolving of ^m* -well oil." didn>t 6 lve the Bift. |even though he always complain- jed of being short of ready cash I and borrowed money to plant There is on" will already in ex- i his cotton crop last year. But when istenee, but that v/at; drawn back J the searching party uncovered/kept all of his automobiles since in 11)17. n it'll liis estate, valued, the buried hoard, their uasp of jhLs first 1911 model. There were then at a half million, to the Uni-i astonishment was echoed all versity of Missouri and the Uni- jHornersville versity of Louisvme <Kv.). To his ! Dr Kinsolvin[ , had - nadc a will. ESTATF-: VAI.l'El) AT ACCUMDLATKI) AUTOMOBILES Dr. Kinsolving was no miser for all his talk of poverty. He' had over j 30 serviceable tires in the base- jinent. Two new Persian rugs that 'had- never been put down were ,,i,:i,i..,. i. i ..iii- i I *-"• • j-i-iiuui > »ut, ii>ivi IIIUUL niv. j • clndien hi- beitueaOied his Move hkUug place himself u was an among the dozens of expensive and anfr-iioti -uu ^1 apiece Dr. an ,. e . rooin in his basement with l -» ut never used articles found in ^Tn V "!5r• T'V'i r.-r r' 7 :i heav V doul ' and special lock. "ie house. back in l!.iu. hut Iu' didnt. like r:ol-j No one was ever a n 0 ^ t , d Lo en _ His two passions seem to have L Z S , r ; ll1Ilrr "'- lt ; v: ;>' : ' S1|UI / lwb ter it.'The walls were lined with " e e" snakes and long-staple cot- yoimn fulkx uvn. o (arm to learti shelves of dust o , d medicill(J bot . ton. He "frow" sea island cotton •' and medicine but- and ends, but The old doctor nu'i his children jable. of the shelves was re move - seed in a giant icebox to inure the seed to cold weather and early planting. He made "dunce caps" to protect the young cotton plants, and turned 2000 geese into his 3000 acres of cotton to eat the Johnson grass. Other fanners long since stopped laughing at his ec- _ centric agronomy, for • it made to the biggest, law suit in the led through 20 • inches of "coTi'crete him a fortune '™ d produced, some quarreled in U)03. and he didii't The doctor would take down the speak to ihr-m a--,in until Km, | bottles, being careful not to dis- wlien (hey wt-ro reconeih-ci. SoiLurb the camouflage of dust, then Hornersville figure:; there must, be -remove the false shelf and open a later will Hu:n.»wheiv. If there 'a trap door. Behind this was a isn't, the town is looking forward ; hole 1C inches in diameter, chisel - Kdmonston with containers which held Slt>0,(lUO fount! iit secret cache shown in inset. Huckel ol lire eluy "corked" hole. say, the best long-staple cotton in brilliant lawyer, serving a.s eoun- tli ecountry. Now other farmery ty attorney for years though lie use geese as "cotton choppers." , never was admi'.tt'd to the bar. When he became fond of snake* j WOMAN WAS KtilHNO nobody seems to remember. Bub he was often seen walking- through th village with a snake over his arm. He kept a rattier in his • woodpile, and had one favorite reptile named Bessie. He would. fire an} killed a snake. HIS FAMILY KOW He was a surve.yor, a .skilled iron forger, operated his own saw mill and dabbled in various .sciemv.s. And he built a fortune by invc.slmg his early savings in bottom land farmhand who-jut $] an acre. Some oi that land . ir> worth 2f>0 timer. Uie The doctor was a mite queer. today, but \w. never sold a but he was no fool. To be sure louL Ol lL - Leachville Society—Personal Miss Ruth Kennett and Blanche branch way are leaving this week for Memphis where they are entering Druughon's Business College Both were members Of the graduating class this year. lias McPhearson of Pontiac, Mich., is visiting his uncle W. W. Cox and Mrs, Cox here. daughter and other relatives. Lewis Herndon, of NashVille, Tenn,, visited his brother .Willis H«rndon this week. While here the two brothers made a trip .40 YellyUle to fish in White river for three days. Mr. and Mrs. Herri- don accompanied him as • far as Memphis on Ills return home. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bearden ar« announcing the arrival of a son on May 26th, in St. Bernard's Hospital, Jonesboro. he spent 13 years building a steel- and-black-walmu ' house trailer, His quarrel with his children grew out of an eccentric net which then bought a ready-made one j.wound up with his divorce and and never used either. But he WHS [second marriage. lie had qua:-- aiso a brilliant physician and a reled earlier with his old medical Left: .Eccentric Dr. ..Kinsolving kept all his old cars, .since .his first, 1911, model. Right: ..Fellow fanners .scoffe* when .Dr. .Kinsolving put . out 204H) geese to eat the Johnson grass from his cotton fields ..without hurting: the cot- tun plants. Now the scoffers imitate ..him ..use geese as "cotton choppers." Right: These prehistoric ..bones are too big and too old for Oz/ie, the .dog. .They were found when a ditch was dredged. Dr. Kinsolving an archaeologist among other things, ..studied them, • . '. declared .,. they were those of a "big lizurd," figured out the beast's size and , weight The'lute Dr. Floyd Kinsolving partner and next-door neighbor Ur. li'li Anderson, who built tlu house where the money wus hlddei But. when L)r. Anderson became ill jl)r, Ivlnsolvinc, .vent next door U treat him -and never came lumu He simply stuy.'d around till hit old partner died, divorced hLs wife unit married the twice-wldnwec Mrs. Anderson. 115 years his .senior it wasn't until flu: second Mr.- Kinsolving died at ir.» that the family breach -was healed. Mrs. R. I'i Cannon, his daughter, was I rst to be reconciled with him loyd Kinsolvlnii, Jr., ot Carbon- de, 11!., vlsiti'd hi.s lather when e was ill. Mi\x Kinsolving, of li'iuphis, son ol the late Norrls insolvlnif, Is u grandson and linl heir in the event the will s broken. EDSON IN WASHINGTON TABLE TOP OIL RANGE It's a honey for the money! A-genuine Florence Table Top Oil Range with built-in oven—just right for the small kitchen! Back of the smart, paneled front are three Florence focused beat wickless kerosene burners; two under the por- celaineci cooking top and a giant burner beneath the por- ccbincd, fully insulated oven. This oven is a real baker with drop door and dependable thermometer. There arc also two handy cabinets for your cooking utensils. All parts subject to heat and wear are porcelain enameled. It's easy to own a Florence like this. Come in todny and let us show you how. See our whole big Florence line. There's a model to fit your oeeds and pocketbook. Model Pictured Above $5995 Courier News' Washington Correspondent A certain' farm 'lady in Arkansas is kinda mad. When a year ago last March, the Department of Agriculture said this country was going to heed every' pound of dairy products that could be produced, this good farm lady decided to cooperate. She would keep an extra cow, selling, the milk tp make butter or cheese or evaporated milk or whatever was not needed for the United Nations. Things went well last winter. Prices were good and every can taken to the road was purchased eagerly by the creamery route collector. Then one day this spring, the good lady from Arkansas got notice from the creamery that they couldn't buy any . more milk from her. That's when she got mad. Here she was, milking an extra cow and nothing to do with the milk but feed it to the pigs. And the British were supposed to be starving. Was this stuff about all the milk America could produce, the bunk? The lady from Arkansas got mad. She wrote a letter to the President about it, so she did, and she wanted to know if this was the way to run a war? About the same time the lady from Arkansas was sounding off, thousands of other dairy farmers who were keeping extra cows to help win the war were receiving similar notices. They didn't all, write to the President, but they were just as mad. Stories began to appear about millions of gal- lens of milk being fed to the pigs or just dumped, and the War Production Board and the Department of Agriculture began to catch un- shirted hallelujah for not figuring •things out better in the first place and not providing enough equipment to evaporate or dry all this milk, or make it into butter. It looked like a national scandal in the cow barns, and a lot of crying over spilt milk. TOO MUUII SPRING Investigation by your old reliable, however, seems to indicate that the predicament shared by the farm iady from Arkansas and her milk is accounted for by several factors. First reason is Spring—the kind of Spring poets rave over, but as far as a cow is concerned Spring means green grass, and green grass means more abundant pasture, and m. a. p. means more milk. In ' the dairy industry this is know as the flush season. So come Spring, the cows ull over this bright land began to give mire milk than they had been giving just because they couldn't help it. A veritable Niagara of milk. A Mississippi of milk, a Gulf of Mexico of milk. It flooded the creameries and the evaporating plants and left them swim- ing the Australian crawl from churn to cheese plant. Second came the rubber and gas shortages. Creameries 'that had been sending their pickup trucks on routes both far and wide discovered they had to conserve tires, and they had to drop off their more distant customers. Third was a price factor. To encourage the production for example of evaporated milk, which Ls whole milk with about three- fourths of the water removed, it had been given a favorable price position on the market as compared to the price paid at the creameries. Then with shipping and containers becoming a little tight, the price of butter was raised to encourage more production, and the flow of milk was switched back to the creameries. So, all things considered, with more cows producing more milk than ever before, with the evaporating plants working at capac- Mr. and Mrs. Ted Tnoble of Pcorlsi, 111., are vilstlng his .sister Mrs. fu I Eblen and Patsy Ann. Mrs. 7,«b Baliew of Pine Bluff visited IILT parents Mr. und W. R. Mooring here this week. Mrs. Floyd Dlsmukes and three children of Detroit are visiting her brother Mr. uud Mrs. Burke Taylor. Mr. und Mrt>. Forest Smith and baby of Flint arrived this wi'ek for i visit with his mother HVs. laud Smith and BrundmoUu'r Mrs, /lartha Johnson. Mrs. Mary Mitchel Is visiting her atlujr and mother in . St. Louis, ml her son Donnye Mitchel and vu\s. Mitchel In Gobbler, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Louie Welnberg, Mrs. Cha;;. Harris and Mrs. Norman \enneit, spent Tuesday In Mcm- )hl.s. Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Brownson It'll Sunday for Little Rock, where Dr. Brownson will undergo u phy.'iical examination for entrance info the Army. If he passes the examination he will receive u commission a.s captain. Mr. und "Mrs'. R. A. Moore, of Slke.sl.on, Mo., were here Monday. ami Tuesday. Miss Peugy Smith of Trimble, Tenn., hus been visiting In the home of her dster Mrs. Willis Merndon and Mr. Herndon. Mis-; ,io lillu Pierce is spending two weeks In Sennth, Mo., with her Traffic Lights Slow, He Takes A Good Nap NORTH TONAWANDA, N. Y. <UP)~-H was a case of not going through a traffic light that cost motorist John Keegan, 39, a fine of $5. Police said Keegan snoozed too long while waiting for the light to change and tied up traffic at a principal intersection. Even the inevitable horn-blowing of uneasy motorists failed to arouse Keegan, who finally responded to the not- so-gentle nudge of Patrolman Fred Harder. Detecting Job Simple For Police Chief Mady GREAT FALLS, Mont. (UP)— Pvt. William Jones of the Royal Canadian Air Force lost the address of his uncle, who lived in Montana. The Canadian mounted police said they could not help him, but suggested he write Police Chief Mady of Great Falls. . Tn a few days Jones received a letter from Mady saying his uncle had been found living in Great Falls. What he didn't know was thnt his uncle operated a grocery store situated between Chief Mady's residence and the sheriff^ headquarters. T. U. Pierce. Mrs. J, If. Morgan has had &;j her quests the past week her brother C. W. Lendrum and Mrs. Lendrum, of Fresno, Cal. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuhn returned home Sunday from a vacation .spent In Independence, Kan., und Dewey, Oklu., with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sellmeyer are In Little Rock and Hot Springs this Read Courier News want ads. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Craig spent u part of hurt week In ami Anna, III. Mrs. Com Woods Is spending 10 days in Forrest City with her thing about it. Department o Agriculture experts still insist it's impossible for this country to produce too much milk. Every pin of .1.1 will be needed. •There may be some temporary local disturbances, but these re ports of milk being dumped Int the field are said to be nothln more than the dumping of whey which Ls practically all water, after the curds have been taken off for use in casein manufacturing plants. It can't be dumped in the rivers because it, pollutes the stream. Even If the skim milk does have to be slopped to the pigs for a time, the farm experts say there's no harm in that, for there's a shortage of fats, too, so the pig- geries can do their bit by convert- uake one barrel of crude oil uul two of gasoline ami It formerly uik i;> million barrels of crudo A DAY to keep this Atlantic Seaboard urea going Bus Urn operators who lease their tires get from liU.OOO to 100.00U miles pel lire.. Arsenic has been pu under government priority reyula Lion. Will old lace be next? ing this excess milk into lard. Neat trick, that. » % * * WASHINGTON PIN CUSHION Eighty per cent of the principal war industry jobs can be done by women Store inventories may be limited to an over-all dollar volume to prevent retail honrding... ... The 1.5 million homes heated by fuel oil in the Atlantic Seaboard area consume 80 million barrels a year Conversion to coal has saved 10 million barrels, and the drive is in to save another 20 million by further conversion. Four barrels of crude oil for all occasions Personalized Service THE FLOWER SHOP Phone 491 Glencoe Hotel Bldg. Oklahoma A. & M. Gets Defense Center Rating S'ni.LWATER.. Oklii. (UP)—Th Oklahoma A. .S: M. Colleiie physical plant here has been dedicated as an emergency civilian defense center. The new plant wius accepted on behalf of the state health department and the eighth corps area medical pITicer.s. This college town has been do.s- iynalud as an evacuation center to en re for civilian wounded in the event, of bombing in the area. Harvard Adds War Courses CAMBRIDGE. Mass. <UF')—The new Harvard University catalogue h:is uruwn lo record .si/e. with the addition of many wartime courses. Additional studies listed include Japanese. Chinese, German, Russian and military German. There are morn than 12,000 ! waler supply reservoirs and dams in the United Stales. BEAT ^ THE ^ HEAT Sufit.lit- and r:»ul uway licat I:IH)I iiinl help prevent, it.— dust, nil over vvit.li Moxirun llfiil, 1'uWiler — (IMC after your balh. CoalH littlo. ity, with creameries swamped and with not enough plants completed for the production of the comparatively unknown product of dried whole milk, things are in kind of a jam and it's no wonder that farm ladies from Arkansas are writing letters to the President. STILL SOME HOPE The situation is declared to be far from hopeless, and the proper authorities are trying to do some- Kcc Our Complete Showing of Florence Oil Ranges BARD FURNITURE CO. "Fine Imported and Domestic Liquors" Yoar Patronage Appreciated Russell Marr's Liquor Store 106 N. Broadway Phone 286* Next Door South Port Office FITTED BY Doctors J. L and J. C. GUARD x OPTOMETRISTS IN BLTTHCVILLE SINCE 19Z2 1. flPTICRL STORE 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 It's the Law! (Effective June 1) To save precious rubber for I he war effort, the Director of Defense Transport at ion issued a general order to service industries which says: We cannot make more than one stop at each customer's residence in any one day. This means ... to pick up your laundry or Dry Cleaning your bundle must be ready and available when we call. To deliver your laundry or Drv Cleaning, we must make collections at the lime of delivery. If these rules are not. complied with, we must postpone the delivery or pickup of your laundry or Dry Cleaning until the following day. We cannot give any special delivery service. This means . . . any requests, other than our regular delivery service, cannot be granted. We must reduce our truck mileage 40 per cent each month below what it was the same month last year. This means . . . we must re-schedule our delivery service in each territory. We've already asked your cooperation lo help us save trucks and tires, in anticipation of the passage of this di-livrry curtailment ruling;, lint, now that it has become a Government order, we must comply with it. The inconvenience caused by this order will mean .1 sacrifice lo both of us. But we feel that it is a small sacrifice, because it will enable KS to continue serving; you, nnd at Iho same time help our nation in its effort to win Ihc war. HUDSON TAILOR SHOP BLYTHBVILLE LAUNDRY CLEANERS NU-WA LAUNDRY CLEANERS 2. 3, JOE GAMP TALKS TO DRAFTEES All Draftees to uge 64, inclusive, Before you might be called into Some Branch ol' Service GATHER UP YOUR LIFE POLICIES And Call in your Agent and see If Each Policy is arranged for your PMMMMMBMBMMBaMII I Beneficiaries (Like you want it). TEN REASONS FOR CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS 1. Have your Agent see that your Wife or Family arc named Beneficiaries, (Not your Estate). Tt will save Red Tape and Expense. 2. Have your Agent see that the Automatic Premium Loan Provision has been made effective. Have him get letter of confirmation from Company and (Give it to your Wife). No Cost. It may save the lapse of your policy if you are. away or temporarily busted. 3. Have your Agent see that each Policy is arranged to pay Your (Family Monthly with Interest),—not a lump. sum. This will increase the amount they receive and lessen or eliminate the hazard of Investments, (with Markets changing). ^ 4. Have your Agent see how long the Extended Insurance Feature would carry your Policy, or if borrowed on, see how long the additional money, if any, would carry your premiums. (Make record on policy for your wife;. C. Have your Agent state the total borrowing value of Policy or Policies in event of extreme emergencies while you are away, and recommend that enough cash be left on policy to-maintain premiums for a time. 7. Have your Agent find out the Discounted Value of two or three premiums (to be paid at one time) and then pay them if you are called into Service. 8. Have your Agent explain the Installment Privilege on one of your Policies and show you how to make sure your boy or girl will get to finish College. 9. Have your Agent fill out the Family Record Sheet in your Family Bible, you and your wife sign it—have your Mother, Father, Aunt or Uncle sign with you, then you will have an authentic record that sometimes is costly, expensive, and embarrassing. 10. Have your Attorney make you (A Will). It may save your Family Expensive embarrassment, bond fees &. other expense. If your Agent is not available OUR SERVICES TO YOU ARE FREE For the asking. INS. JOE NOSE. JOE CAMP & COMPANY STATE AGENCY MANAGERS FOR RESERVE LOAN LIFE INSURANCE CO. Dakon Building Poplar Muff, Missouri Established in 1897.
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