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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 31, 1939
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FAGBSFOUB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB OOUBIEB NEWS , . TBI OOtJRntS HKWB OO. Hi W/HAMBS, PubUibCT J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor P. KOHRIS, Advertising ' Bate MatiCMl AdrcrtUDf K«praent»UvM: ArkuiM* Dalllw, Inc., He* York, Chicago, Dfr- iriJt, fit. LoOla, Dillu,'. IUnt« City, Memphis PubUihed trery. Afternoon Except SurnUy Enltrtd »s B«ond class matter »t the pcet- •flioe tt .Blytheytlle, Atlctmuu, under »ct ol Congress,' October' 9, 1817, Served by the United Presi , , SUBSCRIPTION RATE8 By carrier in the City of Blythevllle. 15o per week, or 65$ per month. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per year, 11.50 for six months, 75c for three mcnthi; by. mall in posls] zones two to six Inclusive, ^6.50 per year; In zones seven und eight, $10-00 per ye«r, payable In advance. ,4 Long Traffic Safety Record Broken Every record lias to fa!) .some time. Every unbeaten football team gels it in the neck some day. and the very moment the new champion knocks out the old, he is merely'opening the way for the day when he, too, will be knocked over. - • The long traffic safety improvement record has been broken. Beginning in November of 1937, every succeeding month showed ah improvement over the same months a year before. Now at last this inspiring series of rounds won from death has come to an end. Revised figures for the second quarter of 1939 now show that traffic deaths' are almost exactly equal to those in 1D3S. The June death total was 2330— just 20 more than in June a year ago. So-the tide lias reversed at last. Death has halted in his retreat and is again advancing on the highways. It is true that increased Ira flic in 1939 is giving him considerable help. Five months' figures on gasoline consumption show a good 5 per cent increase over last year. So'there is no immediate reason to be discouraged in the fight. In fact, big cities, where concerted drives on traffic deaths are being conducted, nearly all showed further decreases. Bui the rural areas, covered now with speeding vacationists, showed the increase Unit spoiled the record. Nevertheless, 8782 lives have been saved since death first began to be driven back in 1927, and that is worth doing. That means the equivalent of u sizable little town, existing in the United States today which would not be in existence if the tight on traffic deaths had not been so relentlessly pressed. The vacation season is on; business is improving; both elements menu more miles traveled on the roads. And that in turn means that every person planning an automobile vacation ought to tak'e one minute as he gets behind the wheel to begin the tour to say to him-, self "I will be .careful." Improved roads, improved signs, improved traffic direction will help, but in the long run the question of again .beating death back off the highways rests squarely with the man at the wheel. Let's resume, individually and collectively, the a,ttack on death which will at last make our highways reasonably safe. OUT OUR WAY In thU column ot tiUtyluli frona other newspapers ctoet Dot oeccsurity roeui endorsement but k an acknowtalfibcot <rf interest In the tubjccto dlicuaed. Reasons for Refunding These am Ihe reasons (ho Gay.ette advocate.-, enactment of the highway bond refunding bill nnd we submit thnt these reasons wholly concern public considerations and are without political motives. TJio debt must be refunded by 1249, when the state will be called on to meet $-17,500,000 in prlnelpnl nnd Interest payments. If the state delayed It could build no highways In ilic meantime—unless federal money not now hclna grunted should be granted; It would continue (o pay needlessly high interest and In 10.|D In- Icrcst ntIrs might he much higher than now.' When Interest rales are at present the lowest In the country's history It surely seems more likely that (hey will bo higher in the future Hum lower, especially as Ihe country Is expected lo enjoy greater prosperity In the future, There is wide public dciiiiiiul, nnd President nooscvcll strongly Insists, Hint public bond issues shall for (he future Ix; taxable. Arkansas would have to pay higher interest If It could not issue inx exempt bonds, but Arkansas might be the better iible lo trade for n lower interest rate with a long leim issue of $140,000,000 of tux exempt bonds nl this lime. It Interest rates had rrachect ;i higher level in 10-W they would cither have to Iw paid—anil there would Ijc the same reasons demanding non-callnblc bonds today—or the stale would fnce repudiation' of Us pledges and the ruin of Its crccllt for a generation or move, will) unfortunate consequences, moral and material, not nlouc for the slnte but for the private affairs of ILs people. Only through refunding citn Arkiinsns obtain money for Inilldlng tire roads the people of various iiarts of the state are demanding.- Por live years past Arkansns has had no construction money except unmatched federal funds and (liesc funds arc no longer available. The only highway conslincllou money the state has ill present is Ihc loll bridge reimbursement money, which IK lempornry. The longer refunding Is postponed Ihe more money Arkansas will lose each year in malclmblo federal nid highway funds. New highways, if built nt the .expected into of $5,000.000 a year, would eiirn new revenue lor the slate. This revenue could fairly be set against Die dlllcrcncc In Interest rales between what mny have to pny and what slnlc.s- with belter credit aiitl smnllc-r debt might have lo pny for money borrowed at tills time. So yrciit Is the demand for the paving of ^he remaining arterial , roads In the slate, highway system that a dangerous situation woukl be created if pressure were overwhelming for highway construction nntl nil Ihe state's great and Increasing highway revenue continued lo ue lied «p by the 1931 refunding contract. The new refunding net will let the stale burn up $^0,000,000 ol escrowed mortgages on lands in 01 bonded counties. There could be no ccr- lalnly that In a future forced refunding Ihe slate could obtain from its creditors the complete and final extinction of these liens on homes and farms mill other property. The refunding of Ihe highway debt will both lighten the slntc's burden nnd forever remove n menace to political peace and order nnd financial stability. It will rml Arkansas's credit beyond (he possibility of disaslrons events. And improved public credit will favorably react upon Ihe private credit that we must have for the development of Ihls potentially great and wealthy stale. —Arkansns Gazette. • SO THEY SAY These ladies and men that 1 smv drinking were not intoxicated ns might be inferred. wh'yV —Gov. Lurcn D. Dickinson ol Michigan. * * * The Pacific cannot he a Utopia, bui it can be n Booil, neighborly region—Prof. Stanley H. Roberts, professor of modern history at Sydney (Australia) University. MONDAY, JULY 31, 1930 SIDE GLANCES by .• SERIAL STbRY •''.. ^^ GHOST DETOUR BY ORfSTARNOLO NKA *(MVICI, IMC. "You'll have to give'me jj lillle more time on this book on child behavior—I don't seem to be able to conccnlrale." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson . >.*6ICOS- ARE PRODUCED AT THE LOWER. END OF THE W/A/0f>/P£/' CUTTING THE TONGUE TO AID THEIR. VOICE is .NOT; ONLY GSELESS-, . eur CRUEL llfl ONE-FOURTH OF THE WORLD POPULATION DOES NOT USE ANSWER. When running, Ihe hind feel of a rabbit pass on the outside of the front feet • In Uie'piclure, the hind feel are on the inside. • /. NEXT: When do fish stop jrowine? King and Queen Snake Sought for London Zoo P li Hi.AUEbl'.HIA (UP)—The' Philadelphia Zoo lias Issued an I appeal for queen snakes to be matched with king snake's- which will be seiit to (he London. Zoo in I commemoration 'of the recent Am! ei-ican visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The l-wo zoological gardens hava been trading rcpliles for two years. Recently, Ihe Philadelphia Zoo received Us shipment from London, .and planned to return Die courtesy with king snakes,' of which they, have many, and" queen snakes, of which they have lionc. Neither (he king nor quccri snake Is found In Europe. 'The latest..•shipment to Philadelphia from London included wall gi'ccn ami glass lizards, European vipers, dark green snakes. Aescu- lapius snakes, a small python nnd six chameleons. By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hopple DRAT THIS SCUEAK1WS STAIRCASE/ ARCHITECTS SO UE6LISEWT IW tHEIR COUSTRUCTIOVJ BE TOSSED IUTO IROUS' E6AD.' THAT AWA.V QUIETLY b£ A COMIUS TO A STOP STREET.' IT'S ALMOST TOO GOOD TO 85 TRUE, BUT 1 HOPS WE DO6SMT CCWS BACK TOR A MOUTH.' SCREECH WOULD STIR MU.W.W W MIS 1FERVEMTLY HOPS MARTHA ISUT D;$TUPSED! SHE MIQHT MURMUR KT BEIKIS DESERTED ^~ WITH ALUTHE BEST * OP us ow VACATIOM ; CAESAR? WHAT' WAS "Offi^is^ VMtrnlijri A. Ihe M«W York (.ollejc* vtrtr taut* Uoldrrtil, thrlillne nee* m "prof*»»or" Itmve (fee croup, utart tow*rA the oU hunk liulldlnE. Ilrr tram ore KCBUtnc when »kc ««e. Franklin run ntlcr tkc mail, CHAPTER XV £MRL QUAIT, alias John Sawyer, now alias Professor York, had been too shrewd to come to Goldcresl in the dead o£ night to recover lh« stolen money he had put there. 'That had been Ms original plan, right enough, his first hasty Impulse when he read Ihe news of re-opened Goldcrest. In lad he had thrown up his job and hastened away expecting to slip inlo Goldcrcst that very night. Then he liad started thinking and revised his plan. It had required some patience,, foul he knew patience was necessary. Quail, a man of almost 50 years, had hung around mining towns during much of his career, and the rest of his lime he had been engaged in ( "miscellaneous" business enterprises. His biggest effort had been a try at a California factory payroll. It had almost worked, loo; but his accomplice in dial had become scared and had started shooting. All Quail could do was grab a part of the money and "scram." Even then he had been captured, tried, sentenced to prison for life. He had escaped because he was an artist at escaping, just as h*e was an artist at opening windows, doors, locks. When he had found himself with almost $15,000 in hand after the pay roll holdup, he had capitalized on his mining knowledge, slipped by night to the abandoned (own of Goldcresf and "deposited" most of his money in the Goldcrest bank itself. No-' body ever came to Goldcrest. He had meant to hide there until the excitement about the robbery had subsided, but he had become lonely. He didn't know the vault combination, but he didn't need to. It would serve to keep any chance prowler out and he himself could open it in half an hour any time, he knew. He was relying on his ability at picking locks and working combinations when he had come to Goldcrest today in broad daylight. 'As one of a group of people he would hardly be noticed individu- ally. The old : man at tht highway turnoff had told him the yaull remained closed and locked. All he .had to do now was leave the- crowd ol college folk, slip <o the bank unobserved, take out his money and go on his way with St. Perhaps he could even take most of it with him at once, he thought daringly. His umbrella and coat would help conceal the burlap bag until he could reach his car, three of four blocks down the street. All these details he had planned before he entered the bank door, but once he was. inside he dropped his casual manner and almost ran to the vault. In a second or two he was twisting the heavy dial of Ihe combination, his left ear pressed to the steel door. » * '» HEN Christine Palmer saw the odd "Professor" York depart from (he crowd, and then saw Franklin Larraway step out to follow him, she was almost petrified with fear. "Franklin!" she called. But he didn'l hear. Christine looked at the old bank building; "Professor" York had gone inside. Franklin walked directly toward it and, moving cautiously, himself stepped through the front dooi. "O-o-oh!" breathed Christine, frantic now. She was gripping the back of a rustic chair that stood near her. Then someone took it to sit on, and Christine looked quickly around. Nobody else had noticed. Nobody saw what she saw. Nobody else knew that Franklin Larraway had gone into the bank, alone, to try to capture a desperale bandit and murderer! This crowd of college folk was too intent on food and laughter and conyersaiion to notice the frenzy ir» her eyos. She looked from them back to the street.' . Franklin and Dick had a pislol hidden in the bank, she knew. She knew they slept there alternately every night now. If it really was the outlaw at last-^and if Franklin could get to the gun first—oh! She felt, her heart pounding. She wanted to scream for help. She knew Franklin was in danger—she knew it and was powerless! " ' '' .!,_, .' And yet, she, didn't; know positively, of course. She'had merely deduced it from "the strange 1 look in Franklin's eyes. Had he recog- nlzed the man Quait, posing as a professor? She was sure he had. Still she couldn't call out an alarm that would excite all Uoseleo's paying guests, perhaps unnecessarily. She didn't-know what to do! . "Franklin!" she muttered again, inadequately. "Then without further thinking about it, Christine herself darted through the hoiel door and ran down the old ghost town street. She continued running until she paused for a deep breath at the bank door. She leaned to look in. She couldn't see anything. The vault was back behind the tellers' cages and half walls, in the dim rear of the building. A hall or passageway to one side led to it. * * * HE stooped low (o avoid being seen over the half wall, and edged around the front curve of it until she could see along the passageway. She glanced down it lust in time to sec Franklin suddenly pop up inside a cage, on the exact spot where she and Koselee had found Dick Bancroft thai first night. "Put up your hands!" Franklin ordered. The command came in sure, hard tones. Somehow, thought uinstmc, here was a different Franklin. In the same instant she saw him raise a pistol, and saw the professor" turn with lightning speed from the vault door. Christine wanted to scream but she was momentarily frozen. The man at the vault did not obey Franklin. lie looked up and for a long second he stared at the younger man in combined surprise and fury. Then cursing, he dropped abruptly to the floor. The 'sudden drop is an old trick, and often a good one. It is the quickest way to avoid the aim of a gun. It worked admirably now. Franklin fired—BOOM! Inside the small b-ir.k room the noise was like that of a cannon. But the bullet went harmlessly over Carl Quait and ricocheted oil the sleel vault door. Christine still couldn't speak, nor scream, nor do anything but make a pitiful gesture of helplessness. Quait had dropped, but in the same motion he had reached for his own pisiol. It was the .41 he had stolen from the hotel clerk. He had never shot it, but he was accustomed lo guns and he had no trouble flipping up the muzzle of this one and pulling its trigger as he crouched there on the floor. Its roar, too, rocked the building, even more than had Franklin's gun. Then Christine could scream, and she did. For, at that moment she saw. Franklin suddenly- topple down behind the'tellers''cage. (To Be Continued) THE FAMILY DOCTOR V- •- Mfc. Ml «. ***. «•» No Great'Haum in Ice Water iii Hot Weather If It's Not Overdone BV UR. MOUKIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal, of. the American M c rt i c a I ASKiciztfon, and of Hygeia, Hie Health Magazine With the .coining of Ine hot weather, people are accustomed to cirink far more fluids than are normally taken into the body in the cooler season.-in- general, it is said that (he- average -person requires eight glasses of -water daily —three at, meals, • -three "between meals, . one on arising and oho on going to -bed. — In exceedingly hoi weather we 'osc both water-ami-salt from the body. As temperature of water nnd other drinks taken inlo the body .Is a matter of habit and convenience and not a matter particularly related to health. Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago St. L:uis: Dale "Red" Jackson unrl Forrest O'Brine came to earth body. As a preventive . of heat last night alter living HV- days In -stroke, it is now customary to rcc- (he S ky in their monoplane. ••St. onimBiKl the taking of .additional Louis' Robin" to sccrc a new and ' Very frw people oiil'side of those in the United States drink water containing ice—probably' because Ice Is much harder lo' gel In other countries. There Is "a sort of vague impression (lint the taking of ice water cause.-; harmful effects. However. Ihcrc is no reliable evidence to this cncct. if large quantities ol cold water are taken ' during a meal, the cooling 'ellcct niay lend the the historic triumph f:r aviation. Washington: Fallowing the example set by his aviator s;n. Sena- . me roonl wherc (he w tor Caraway of Arkansas took an js c(ll n p!>ca „ ilh hC!tU ,[!>, fans i«.«wji>, Plant In Home Produces Silk In Raw State airplane here t«lay to return lo his home in Joncsboro. Misses Mary Elizabeth Scafford and Doris Phillips, of Springclale. Ark., are the housegucsts of Miss Delnia and Maurice Oravette and B:nceta Langston. Five Years Ago Herman Cross, first Democratic appointee since 1921, will succeed J. H. Elkins as Blythevllle post- to slow down digestion in stomach for a while. However, ,'loinacli promptly warms' up to' master tomorrow. . . . The Arkan- body Icnipcrnlurc' any fluid that, sa s Mis30url p;«-cr-Cc. cuts electric is put within it. rale here bringing savings of H\i Most people in this country have PCT cent to consumers. . . . Miss 'velopccl the practice of drinking i Lorna Wilson became the bride of water so much cooler thnn the; Jessc Horncr at the Presbyterian normal body temperature that a 'church In Oscccla Saturday evening, PHILADELPHIA (UP)—Mrs. Pir- rity Vartanian can produce her own silk for stockings—and it's genuine silk. On the second flo:r of her Philadelphia home, Mrs. Vartanian has everything necessary for silk culture. After overcoming many difficulties, she now can. produce enough silk :for a "clczen pairs, of silk stockings every 45 days, Mrs. Vartanian v.'as boni in Armenia and came to this country, when'she was 18 years old. Although she was noted for her silk culture in her.native ccuatry. she did not try it here until several years ago. Her. husband, a mechanic, marie over a second' floor bedroom, but there were.still many problems to overcame. Fortunately, she found a, supply of'mulberry loaves near her home to take care of the food problem, • Her family was forced Is g;. on a" cold diet, for food odors inter- fere.with .the worms and hamper silk, production. She imports the worms from Armenia. The room wiiere the worms arc and olher devices necessary for maintaining correct temperatures. Mrs. Vartanian explained that the silkworms keep her so busy that she rarely gets more than five hours sleep a night. "Tltey require almost super- hospital care," she said, "because so many diseases can kill them." distinct and usually pleasant sen-! One fnllou of cold in the mouth, throat QuceiKtown. Vear.Ag* Ireland: Douglas ' , nml (he tube that passes lo the Corrlgan who started out from' New stomach may be produced. This tends to develop the Impression that thirst is stopped better with cold wnter. than with lukewarm or warm water. However, this Impression is not scientifically correct. When the body iiceds o-nter, warm water will satisfy that need as well ns Icc-colrt water. * * * Very large amounts ot exceedingly cold water taken suddenly may induce a temporary spasm of. the muscles of the gastro-lnlcs- llnnl tract. Beyond such minor barrels, however, (here Is no danger whatever from drinking cold drinks during the summer season, Experts point out that whereas we eat Ice cream in the summer, • the Eskimo cats frozen meat in ; Ihe winter, with about the same amount of pleasure and with alack of any inconvenience. The York for Lcs Angeles and landed Driver Uses "Press" Tag Why? Father Is Tailor ST: PAUL. Minn. (UP)—Passersby thought they were host t: a foreign correspondent' when tbey saw Stanley Grccnspun's icar parked in the loop. The car, a large sedan, carried a Fl:rirm license plate No. 00-000. pins a In Ireland «ants Ic,'make a coast- , Shanghai plate with lettering in to-coast tour of the United Stales | ^!™ c , s , c a l ld * m f tal P'a.'o stamped exhibiting his airplane, he said today as he sailed fcr New York. French Author Sees America More Settled CINCINNATI, O. IUP) — The Untied. States fs "nol as despairing as it was about two years ago. nor as heedless as it'was before the 1929 stock market crash," according to Andre Maurols,' noted French author. ' • . "It seems Ihe people'have, settled down 1 to whatever the outcome will be," said Maiirols, who was In Cincinnati for a lecture at the Women's Club there. '. uith Ihe w:rd "Press. Reporters traced the car lo Greenspan. . a candy salesman from .Philadelphia. "What about the Florida license plate?" they asked. "I'm a part-time Florida resident." Grcenspun asserted. "Florida, requires cnly one plate. The cue on the front is a phoney just made'-up as a sample." '."Well,'how about the Shanghai license? 11 . "Oh, there's a store down in Iowa that sells them frcm all over the worjd." "Welf, llien, how dc you explain Ihe PRESS emblem!" the reporters persisted. "My father's a tailor," snapped' Grcenspim. ' In Syria, girls of marriageable i age hang dells' in their windows.! ' Reaa Courier News wans aai K ;•

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