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The Take' Is Well-Guarded Seciet In Indiana Politics ' 'By NFA Service j INDIANAPOLIS. Ind, July 17 — -Paul Vorles McNult, If lie goes into the presidential race iieU seal, is almost certain to be tagged 'Two Per Cent" McNutl jThat's because attention will lie centrrr-d o» Die ,Two Per Cent Club, Democratic machine fc'nm- .paign cdlleclibji fund agency which takes from the uagcs of some 3000 Estate, employes around $200,000 eiery >ear. Bemuse this efficient airangc- ment was made open nnd ofllcinl under the goveuioishlp of Mc- Nntt, Die practice wns promptly identified with him" when his name came before the Senate for confirmation as Federal Secuilty nd- mlnislrator. Exact figures on the finances of the Two Per Cent Club cannot be clled, foi the simple reason that it makes no repoils It was at first incorpoialcd as the Ifoosler Democratic Club, IHO, on Aug -I, 1933, shortly after McNutt took office as goveinor McNutt took no open personal put, but his secretary, Pleas E. Grcenlee, was nn Incorporate! Tlie corporate form was soon dropped, and arrangements made such as lo make unnecessary tiny reports wider the Coimpt Prnc- lices Act So «ho jinjs what to the club, and vliere the money goes, is not public propeity COMPUISIOX DPN1ED Membeislilp among Democmllc employes h pmctlrallj 100 pei cent Piijnient is made In propoi- iion to snlniy At 2 pei cent, n stenography earning $100 a month would pay 524 a yeni Fiank Fjmiey, club piesldent contends, lioncici, flint mccnbei- ship h "entliely voluntary" 'No NEWS Gary May Many , Prank Finney . . T\\o Per Cent .president. •Joercion is used ngnlnst nn em- ploye," he E.IS s ' We ha\ e found (1ml all state emplojes are glad to contribute. 1 ' Such clubs are not exactly innovations In American politics, but the Indiana %eision lias been a little more thoroughgoing than most state Democratic lenders and Senator Minion on the Senate floor, maintain that the whole thing is open and above-weird, and a far more decent way of collecting necessary campaign funds than collecting from the wealthy 'Heavy contributors would expect fa\ors and pihilegci from the administration," explains Fm- ney Bowmtm Fldci, Indianapolis business man close friend of McNutl, and the club's treasurer, declines to make public the cash balance of the club, but explains dial the contributions of stole employs are listed in the accounting of (hi state Democratic Committee aftc elections, according to law HEAD QUARTERS •ARE CLASSY Some of the money obviously goes to mlalntain elaborate headquarters offices at the Claypoo Hotel In Indianapolis The m_\ uriously-furnlshed rooms are air- conditioned, and the nigs are thlck- - "Before the Two Per Cent Club we had no headquarters office e\ cept for a few \veeU before elec lions." explains Rnney state Dem erratic Chairman Fred P Bajs I paid $8000 a year, and 1ms a full time staff of seven There has been talk of an In vesligatlon of the T»o Per Cel Clubs In the past it was an ac live Issue In the last campaign bitterly assailed by Senator Va Nuys, defended by Senator Mm ton A movement for income ta accounting was made, but u pressed. "• It has been suggested by thos unfriendly to the club In Indian that it may have other Incon beyond the contributions of Ular employes Since only th dub's contribution to the can -. Grant, well-known American screen leading man, and Phyllis rooks, actress, were snapped In Pnris where: they were doing tlie sights together, giving rise to rumor sot nn engagement. billly. • . , U lias also been suggested that ic Roman holiday with which . McNult candidacy wns Inlio- uced lo Washington might liave irncd to the club for some of-lhc ist: - ' 'Cut because only the Insiders now, the truth. of such specula- ons cannot, be verified. The only erlnln tiling is thai the McNutt egiine in Tndlnna has lurnccl an d political iirnctice into a systcm- tlral mean-; of keeping:its pock-. ,s full, and It seems Inevitable mt as the McNutt candidacy professes, further Investigation Into ic Two Per Cent Club will be night. vra SEED is TOBMTED North Mississippi County Farmers May Plan I 70,000 Pounds ',-•'.. high Sabatina Wins Feature Midget Race Hugh Saballim won the feature ace of the midget automobile prp- rnm at the Mississippi County fiilr- lountls• In Walker Pail?.yesterday flc'rnoon when seven of (he little lluiuderbitgs" participated In lliu even-event program. Ho. was followed in tills last event y John Holdcn who rounded tlio ruck In 18 2-5 seconds for the astcsl time made in the lime trials, ""'lilrd place In the feature race lent, (o Leo Stickler, local driver. Halden n|so carried off first place i the second nnd fourth .events 'Idle Sahatlna brought his car in or first place in the fifth event. First places In the "other two vents went to Ken Hcritheringlon, f Joncslioro, and to Archie Lylc, ho defeated David May In a pedal exhibition, the shoe race. Woman's Arrests Total 655 in 14 Years NEW ORLEANS (UP) — A look through New Orleans' police de- lartment files while modernization was going on hns revealed many liings to scolf at, If tliev were not icts. For Instance: One Negro woman, who now lays laim lo the title of "New Orleans' most arrested person,", was nppre- icndcd G55 times from 1821 to 935. Since 1917, 3,207 people named Vashington linve been arrested in Orleans. A carload of vetch seed Is expected to be planted by farmers of North Mississippi county Jri September, for a Soil bnlldin'e orop, following u series t of farm meet- tugs, held In the past week which were climaxed with" a meeting here Saturday afternoon. ' : • Already ti total of. 15,000 pounds lias been cbnli acted for, ns the icsull of these meetings held especially : for fnrmurs of smaller farms, .and' large operators have sijjn'mcd their; willingness to use more thanlhree times that amount to make up the 'carload. This will be purchased cooperatively ihrough the AAA. Planting of vctcil will earn more soil building payments ,I6r .the farmers who .-last year earned 85 per cent of .their soil building allowances but the allowance wns small, being only about $10 r>cr •10 acres of laud. This'was done mostly by planting soy beans in corn. ' : Because the allowance this year hns been raised,(o about $10 per 40 ncrcs, or about Si for cncliacrc of (lie cotton allotment, It will be necessary for farmers (o have some building prnctlcec other (Iran s-iy beans planted in corn If all of the allowance Is. earned', It lias been -pointed out by the agents. Checking performances in measuring the farms for the government program was also taken tip by D. S. Lanlrlp, county agricultural ngcnt, and R. \V. Scluoeder assistant ngcnt, at all of the meetings which were well attended they said. C.. E. Crigger, a member of the county agriculture conservation committee, presided at the meeting here. Spokane's 41st Group Hasn't Losl Man In Eight Years BY HOWARD J. IHUOH United Press Stall' Correspondent SPOKANE;, wash., juiy n. (up) —The 41st aviation dlvlsisn squadron, stntlcned at Fells Field, Spokane, hns developed a reputation the last several years that has become (lie envy of virtually all the other National Guard air units In the nation. The flying officers of the group spend more hours In the air each jciu than those of any other unit and despite various hazardous cross-country nnd tactical flights have maintained a remarkable sifety record/ The squadron's last fatal accident occurred eight years ago. Personnel of the squadron numbers 122 officers and enlisted men, commanded by Ma). If. R. Wallace! Its performance has been so Impressive that (he War Department lias ordered that It receive the best and most modern equipment as on as It becomes available. ; Organized hi 1024 Organization of tlie squadron started In 1924, with its first officers being fliers who participated In the World War. The only ships they had were Ihe old Curtlss "Jennies." Now—15 years later — icy have sleek speedsters capable I 225 miles an hour. Maj. John 'J'. Puncher, who spent Is youth in the Spokane district, as the unit's first commandant, ronlcally enough, he was killed in 928 when n fireworks bomb ex- loded accidentally while he held t In a hand,jit a festival at Wen- tehee, Wash. Operating under. the theory the osl insurance against accidents is spend as much lime in the all- possible, Ihe squadron amassed total cf approximately 1,500 lly- ig hours during tthc fiscal 'year ndc'd June 30—an average of 300 ours per pilot. ".' , ' its patrol area'covers Washing- on, Oregon, Idaho and Montana nd overlaps inlo .Wyoming. Durig spring and summer months the I hoy used to call him "Dub' Logan when he delivered papers every day after schob). ire was a <iuiet kid with a serious face, and must people nlcng u, t . route j,,. nctlvcly liked |,l m .. Now llt .. s known as Walter Logan, alert night manager of the United Press bureau at naleigh, N. a., nnd most -' those Blythcvllle people who ;ed to sit on Ihcir front porches and wait for Dub to come tnidjdn" along with the Courier News have lead some of the interesting stories from Ihe typewriter of the 'farmer Blythcvllle boy. As a matter of fact, newspaper readers all over the nation have read Walter Logan's stories for .he past Ihrcc or four years since he started work for one of the biggest news Uganda; in the world. It all started several years n"o ihcn young Logan and Jnmes Downing, boyhosd clnmi and now cil expert for Ihe United Press Oklahoma, decided they Minted real newspaper jobs. Their first work was as reporters on tlio Jcmocrat-Argiis, semi-weekly paper D rosecution Uses Film Of Intoxicated Drivers ••COURTS FRESNO, Cal. (UP) — A new ystem, developed here, for con- 'Icting intoxicated drivers, has >roved so successful that other countries are adopting It. " Under it, what the driver says to the Irafiic officer, or what tests of tongue twisting pronunciation or words the driver passes have no weight Instead, he/:is presented nith a photographic movie scene showing just how he was driving.' It costs $7.50 to film a driver, but saves about $200 In Jury fees nnd lie district attorney's time In try- ng to convict. Teacher's Average Pay Was$U80in 1938 SAN 1 FRANCISCO (UP)—The average salary of schcol teachers throughout the United States for 1338 was $1,380, according to statistics presenled to the National Educational association here. These nnd other slalistics show that since the depression, teachers Have gone further toward complete restoration of salaries than other groups. The average monthly salary of " CgIach<:r5 (in Regaled ne- palgn fund Is accountable, It ha *bcen suggested that other Inte .earner? posted persons than bona fide sla those in 4>, employes might contribute to It i Under c<)\er' of Ils non-account-) R^ the white teachers' $100. It was pointed out that rural teachers are paid much less than Municipal court sessions of 111 past three days have been fillci with varied cases. Clarence Strickland and Charles Strickland each waived preliminary hearing on charges of incest am were held lo Ihe grand jury. C. E. Cooper was fined $100 on a charge ol driving while under the Influence of liqucr and was granted an appeal to circuit court Appeal bond was set at $250. Andrew Braunon was fined ten dollars on n charge ol assault anc battery. Appeal bond was set at $15 Five men and women were fine? on charges cf public drunkenness Judfie's Aulo T.tccnsc Stolen ST. LOUIS (UP)—A Negro burg lar whose taste ran to avilomoblle and their equipment fled whei surprised In the act of slealin some auto batteries. Behind lid he left a stolen car, whose Keens plates had been stolen from th auto of'Judge Joseph U Sliupso of the Court of Criminal Corroc tlon. PHONB 205 FORYOUK POULTRY Nice, fat hens and fryers & other poultry at all times. WE DRESS AND DELIVER FREE! STICKLER-GOODWIN CO. 4»S E. Main o 0 planes of the squadron work ith ground and artillery gnards- icn mills in laclical maneuvers, icludhiB mock atlacks and target polling. ' .. : i.i 1 Slji-'dnlisls in 1'linlcgr.lphy "' One of the specialties of the qun'drcn is photography'. High of- icei's;of the regular army air corps itul to praise It when one of ils ilanes went to an allitudo of 1G.OOO cet over Spokane and took a plc- ure of Mt. Haiuicr, 242 miles lo he wesl. A recent, .attempt lo shoot Mt. ihnsta, Cat., from n height of 25,DOO feet over Tuconm, Wash., 375 i^les away, '.failed only because louds obscured Ihe iwak. Another attempt to get the picture will be nadc. A rare picture wns obtained vhcn a ship wns down over Ml. Rainier and the observer snapped a" view of the mountain's volcanic crater while on a practice plioto- ;i'nphic mission. Besides its normal duties, tlie squadron acts as a taxi service for Washington's Oov. Clarence D. Martin, who frequently telephones from Ihe slate capital at Olympiji, across (he slate, and asks for a ilane to fly over, pick him up tnul take him to his destination. The governor hns such failh in the squadron he arranged to have one of Its planes take him to the San Francisco Pair and return. Carulhersvill'e, Ma.' lAgau/soii Mr. • i mjil MIS. Theodore !/>guh Blylhcvilli.'. hiu) graduated from lie high school hero and Imd nl- cndcd Arkansas Stale College al Joncsboro for Ihree yems. Both rays wore eager for the uppor- imily of working on the Cnnilli- I'svllle imper for they rwilked II .'ould afford Ihein sonic needed xpcrlcncc and n start in the news- lapcr game. One day the two boys decided i try for a job in n major orgnnl- ilion. Off went their applications ' the United Press, nnd'eventually Downing wns given his first chance vllh that organization at Jefferson City. He made good and was transferred lo Kansas City, then to the Memphis office where he persuaded ils boss to give Lagan a trial. As result Walter reported for duty. He recalls that It was the same lay Thelnia Totlrt, the movie ac- ress, wns found dead/In her givr- ~ ;<e. Since that day, Waller Logan las handled nil sorts of assian- iicnts. He has been connected with he UP bureaus' al New Orleans, Ulanta, Nashville and at Raleigh. H Memphis, cue of the first stories carrying his ..name, or by-line, was about the wreck of an Illinois Cen- ral passenger train al Covington, I'enn., in which three were killed. His quick work while al Mem- )hfa enabled the UP to get the slory of the Tupelo, M«s., t:rnado n which more than 100 were killed •v few mliniiles after Hie storm had iiactlcally wiped out the entire c\\u Waltei \u\s talking with the Little nock bureau over n "pony" lllarkblnls Do Oond Deed OROVILLE, Oal. UUP)—The seagulls that .saved .early. Utah .settlers froiii 'possible, .ijarraUoii by hailing a cricket invasion liiiye had a counterpart here on a M- acrc olive orchard. The orcii.ird was being Invaded by 'a lion),; r.f grasshoppers , that threatened "its destruction, \vlicn thousands -of blackbirds lay to with a hearty good . will—and appetite. Wlinn the birds finally left UUTC was hardly n 'hopper to be found. Read Courier News want ads. ads. BUY NOW PAY THIS FflLt! TIRES, TUBKS, RADIOS, PARTS, REPAIRS, HODY & FENDKK WORK, AND PAINTING. All On Fall Time NO DOWN PAYMENT BUY NOW-PAY ONE PAYMENT THIS FALL TOM LITTLE CHEVROLET CO. U33 Alivnys Foreign 'Assignment Ambition Of Walter Logan, 'UP Writer Waller Logan or speci.il Isng distance wire when the conversation' wns interrupted by tlio Little Hock UP man who snld he wns receiving a storm report. eiiliKing llmt these storms are sometimes widespread, Walter started checking the Memphis territory. When he called 'niiielo the tel- phcne operator was sobbing fran- icnlly. "The whole town has 7>een vlown nivay and everybody is dead," she said. "I can't tell you any more now, 1 have too many emergency calls to make.' But this was enough to put Logan in the middle of a big story nnd Ihe rest of Ihe night he spent .gathering information from the stricken area and sending it over Ihe UP syslem lo the entire nation. The former Btytlioville boy's work has been varied and interesting. He has prepared news copy for radio broadcasts, made hundreds of book reviews, written articles for Time and oilier magazines, and lias taken his share of news assignments. He wrote the copy on the fantastic slory of the Pearl River, La., woman who reported that her newly barn blue- eyed baby boy was carried ont cf the woods and dropped in a clearing at her home by a big black dog. The amazed community named the baby "Moses" in honor cf his supposed supernatural deliverance, but tlie woman's story was later exposed us a hoax when she ad- milled (hat she was only trying lo deceive her husband who, she said, was not, Ihe child's father. Waller also "broke" the story of Uila Bell, the jailer's daughter who let.. the pleas of a prisoner niMt her big hacrt with the result mat she allowed him to escape only tp turn killer. Last year, when Coach Wallace Wade's Blue Devils of Duke Unl- versity were preparing to go to Pasadena to play in Ihe nose Bow) game, It was Walter who wrote the story of the famous "pink panties" allegedly sent in Me '»n,e Red" Upton, great Duke slar, by opponents as a derisive gesture. That was one of the brightest and jnost widely read stories of the li)38 football season. Walter went lo Raleigh on a transfer from Nashville where he was bureau manager. Both are Important news centers. The Ualeigli bureau handles a big volume of North Carolina and Virginia news. Walter hopes his next move will he to Ihe New York office, because hla ambition Is to be sent to Europe as a foreign correspondent sonic day. He Is not; .merely wishing he is preparing .himself now for the possibility-of such an opportunity by studying courses In German and French at North .Carolina University. Spare-lime is none loo plentiful, ' buC Walter ' manages lo crowd in some Intensive' sliidy in these languages which lie hopes may some day help qualify him for an European assignment. iFann Women To Trek Tomorrow To 'Rest Camp' At least 200 members of home demonstration clubs in " Mississippi county arc expected lo leave their husbands, children'and chores at home to attend the eighth annual County Home Demonstration rest tamp to be held Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday at Crowley Ridge State Park near Walcotr Feet liot, tired, irritated itchy perspiring? Annoying, isn't it? Do this: s|ji-itikle on famous Mexican Heat Powder, then sit back and ah" your contentment It "feels so good" and gives you medicated protection against chafe irritations. Mexican Heat Powder soothes— coals—relieves itching of minor skin irritations—heat rush. Be sure to nsk for famous Mexican Heat Powder—it's "medicated." Bringing comfort to thousands. Ask your druggist for Mexican Heat Powder MEXICANHPOWDER Selective Air Conditions NEW LOW PRICES See this New 1939 General Electric It's New Inside ar\d Out! New styling, ne«'features, new convenience — and a new low price — make this the grcatesi refrigerator "buy" G-E ever offered. Selective Air Comliliant now give you Sub-Freezing Storage* Low Temperature with High Humidity Slorage • High Humidity with Moderate Temper- _ aturo Storage • Safety-Zone Storage. I "Thrifty-Six" me ear or Mew Stainless Steel Super-Freezer with removable shelf *. New Adjustable Interior Space and Sliding Shelves • Quick-Trap that it lease two or more cubes »t a time—freeze up to 48 Ibs. of ice in 24 hrs. _ — -. r r hl . : s not an obsolete 193S Quiet,Seateef-ht.Steel G-E THRIFT UNIT Built by the orightalorf of the scaled, cold-makine mcclianism. UhasforceiT- feed Uibrication and oil cooling, G-E features that mean quiet operationjow current cost, long life. GENERAL ELECTRIC HUBBARD FURNITURE CO, )2 miles southwest of Parasould The trip will be made In Cics, school busses and cars, n w'ns n ii-. nouncod today by Miss Cova Lee Colemnn, county home demonstration agent, who Is Hie offlchl I'os- tcss for Uie nllalr. While rest and recreation are tlie keynote of the camp, the women will also think of others They plan to make « cjullt to i, e so uj lor the benefit of the slate 4-11 elui> house being, erected on the campus of tlie state university at FayettevlHc. Tho.se iviio wfsli will • | eKl . n i 0 make toys from thread S p oois nml Hook rugs, oilier recreation will include a drama tminmment flve minute stunts, singing, cotton style dress revue, a white elephant bingo party, games, sunset vesper services and reading. Expenses of the camp have been kept nt a minimum so tlwl every home demonstration chib member can attend, according to Miss Coicmnn, who 1ms worked out" a plan to have each woman bring food, cooked and unprepared, to total $1.60 if she prefers nol to buy a meal ticket for this sum. The regislralion fee is 50 cents and women may lake cols, rent them or sleep camp fashion. Quests for one day only will be assessed a small fee. • Such camps are very popular hero, 1'22 member.-; having attended the 1938 camp nt Sunset Park, near Bassett. rn ancient Home, when thunder wns heard "on the left," men believed that the gods .were trying to impart to them an important message. By burning 25% slower than the average of the IS ofher'of the largest-selling brands tested- slowertiian any of them -CAMELS give smokers the equivalent of EXTRA SMOKES PER RACK /"•OOLER, milder smoking in V> longer-burn ing Camels. Extra smoking, too, as shown by the following results of a recent impartial laboratory comparison of 16 of: die largest-selling brands: 1 CAMELS were found to contain MORH TOBACCO B\ r WEIGHT than the average for the 15 other of the largest-selling brands. 2 CAMELS BURNED SLOWER THAN ANY OTHER BRAND TESTED-25% SLOWER THAN THE AVERAGE TIME OF THE 15 OTHER OF THE LARGEST-SELLING BRANDS! By burning 25% slower, on the average, Camels give smokers the equivalent of 5 EXTRA SMOKES PER PACK! 3 In the same tests, CAMELS HELD THEIR ASH FAR LONGER than the average time for all tlie other brands. Yes, Camel's fine,slow-burning, more expensive tobaccos ih make a difference. Delicate taste.., fragrant aroma ...smoking pleasure at its best, and marc of ill Camel is the quality cigarette crcry smoker can afford. Penny for R?nny your best cigarette buy!

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