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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1936 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE CHAPTER IA TJAIWAII shrugged, "Plain lo- coed, if you ask me. That he could put up with that liilling Susie Spralt for housekeeper proves enough. Then look \vhat he called his outlandish house— the House ot Long Shadows. Nobody hut a crack-wit would ever put such a brand on that kind of a place. All carved walnut woodwork to catch the dusl, and those gosh-awful high ceilings! That I'.ousq wouldn't be much of a loss, if you did have to let it go. And I don't envy Kb Sprat I and his sister, Susie, tryin 1 to take cave of It for you, either." j "But it was the pride of Uncle I Lyman's heart, Hannah. He spent n small fortune copying the eastern mansions he'd known. He thought nothing was too grand to build In his beloved mountains. That house and his jewels were the passions of his life." "Yep, the Fcsdicks always were up in the air about some fool thing. Your Uncle Lyman was (lie worst o' the mess, but even your own father was a dreamer. Pest his soul. I,ucky for you that your mother was a real western woman with her feet on the ground and her head full of horse sense. Or you might be goin' 'round, too, with your ideas in the clouds. What you goin' to do now?" ; Claire had jumped to her feet us though she had come In a sudden decision. "I'm going up to the House of Long Shadows right now, and start looking again. If there's anything hidden there I'm going to find it. I've got to! Help me into my riding clothes—there's a dear!" "But, Claire, it's past 9 o'clock, You can't go galavantin' up to the mountains alone at this lime o 1 night. You wouldn't get there for hours. It's 50 miles from here.' 1 ^ "Nonsense, Hannah. dlemeinber, I'm going in my car. Not on horseback. I'll he a heap sight - by Ida R. Gleason ; © 1.936 NEA Service, Inc. i ere, llluilralcd by 10, II. On ruler. In lite uncertain light of a hal[ moon the House of Shadows loomed gloomily against l/rc clar!( background of the mountain. get it. I'll send you word lomor-iden and hurried to the garage, row that I'm all okay. Probably Here she got her own liltle car safer out on the road than 1 , wasting precious time. Besides, the .Spralt family is there. They'll take almost as good care of me as you would." i Still Hannah shook her head' doubtfully. "Well, if you're set' to go—but this Nick Haim. DUKS he know about this—this jewel or whatever it is, Claire?" "I don't know," the girl replied. "We haven't known Nick so very long, you know, but Daddy was awfully fond of him, so he might have mentioned il." "Urn." Ilaimah reluctantly held out Claire's coat. "I'm tellin' you, I got a hunch about all this that I ain't likin' any too well." "Hannah! Your h u n c h c s— you're worse than an Indian medicine man. Go on to bed and for- El) Spratt'll be coming down or can send the man." Claire pulled on a pair of driving gloves. "Remember you taught me yourself never to be afraid of anything: Besides, what on earth could happen in such a peaceful old place as the mountain house? It's an event if even a peddler finds his way up there from the village." She dropped a light kiss on Hannah's nose, and without waiting for any more objections went down stairs. * * + AS she passed, the library she halted a inihuto and softly closed the door which was half open. She had been pretty hard on Nick. And he had done so much. Why couldn't she love him and soon was threading her way through the (raffle of the city headed for the road that ra:i straight as an arrow toward the mountains. The way was too familiar to make the (rip at night seem an undertaking. Hadn't she driven it more limes than she could remember when she and her father had gone to the House of Long Shadows to spend the week-end 1 She settled down to a steady pace which would bring her to her destination long before midnight After half an hour the house! began to thin out and small drj farms took the place of suburbs The cool evening air of Ihe open country blew against her cheeks. As always, a tingle of anticipation ran through her when she The mountain] InvarlaH/ >>"i« hnt attraction for Claire, no mai- er how familiar she was wllh hem. For her, nothing could ever ake the place of their changing noods. All the mad, colorful life of the hardy seekers for gold, heir tragedies and romances, successes and failures, seemed embodied in the lowering snowcapped crags thai Jagged against !he skyline. Thai was why going to the old house in Ihe mountains had iil- tvays been an adventure to Ihc girl. The Mouse of Long Shadows—the very name her uncle had given his home made it a house of dreams. Here she could live again, n imagination, l.V exciling days ivhon the lillle mining town near- ay had been a blaze of hectic life. When fortunes were won or lost in a night and the haunting qucsl for gold turned the heads of the steadiest of men. * * * TVOW Ihe road began lo wind sharply upward, coiling about the rugged side of the mountain. Higher and higher went the car, each succeeding loop in the road lifting it above Ihe plains below. Soon Ihe cily became a minialurc 1 , twinkling fairyland, ils slreels ci.Aiiu! lonr tin n MJIIUIUT hlvr <i> Die lilniLiilrilii i-rlir.l from IJIT irri ' lurlll . K«»i « luirruu tire di> Iruzni'il ttuit muni • III' lllllllKhl mis MIH iiu i-V I,. l,,r rilKi.-r'n frlriul. Ml K Itll M. M.'k """ l«rr>- li<-r. Ijul nnlri' ?;""i'S' 11 "" c '"'"B 1'iTp.rlt 10 ««)• 'I'lie trl|i In tTir uiuiiiitnlnt, U tur tvio |)ur|>n*r»i (I) in tblnl. mil Wr ,,r,)lj1,-i | i'J) ,,, o'iin'li t.> Lrr llnHi' unit MUtuiusril lu hi" Ilir Ibr miihi Mr'lxvii)- I'hilrr'i i-ur friuhra Inlo u IIIK jirr.ns the rcinil. M)\V 00 OX WITH 'I 111! ST01IY CIlAPTKll 11 W/HEN Claire regained her senses she was lying on Ihe ground with a coal lor a pillow. \ young man was bending over Ser, an anxious frown on his face. &'or a minute she slarcd confusedly, llien a smile of recognition touched her lips. "Pal Magan?" lie grinned. "Sure, Ihe very tame. And whal do you think you're trying lo do lo yourself, anyway?" "How is she, Pal?" asked another youiij! man coming out of the darkness. 'Guess she was jirsl knocked. outlined iii rows of tiny points | oul (ol . ., ' mimlll ,," ]. :ll i ulll him. as she had always hoped she I entered the foothills, with the would love the man she married? [high peaks hunched dimly behind She let herself oul into the gar- (hem. of light. Claire never (ired of this picture. She threw back her head and filled her lungs with the bracing air, a sense of exhilaration sweeping through her. Unconsciously she pressed on the accelerator. The car leaped forward with a sudden spurt of speed that sent the gravel' flying down the steep side of the mountain. Instantly she jerked back from the danger of taking the curves too fast. She knew only too well how narrow Ihe strip of road was that lay between her and a hurtling death into (he dark depths below. Now she was coming to the narrow, twisting road that led from the main highway up lo the House of Long Shadows. As sho turned into it, another car passed behind her, going along Ihe inaiti road. In jusl a few minutes sno would be at her destination. SYic sat back in the seat and relaxed her grip on the wheel. There was a sudden grinding crash as the car hit a huge log that lay directly across the narrow road. Inslanlly Ihe lights went out, and splintered glass showered about her. The machine lurched tipsily and slopped. Claire fell limply forward over the steering wheel. Quick foolsleps sounded dimly behind her and the last thing she knew she was being lifted hr a man's arms. Farm News Edited by J. O. FULLERTON County Agricultural As J. L. DAMERON Ass't. County Agent May Be Substituted for While Avsenate In Poison Bran Mixture Additional information has been secured on Che control of grasshoppers from Dwight Islcy, Department of Entomology of Ihe University of Arkansas college of agriculture. The bran mash previously recommended was as follows: One pound white arssnalc; 25 i neer. University of Arkansas college of agriculture. Destruction of soil and depletion ot soil fertility are results of clearing timber lands, careless overcrop- ping and overgrazing which |>er- miis rapid sheet and gully erosion by running water. Under the old farming practices of growing cotton or corn continuously, top soil wastes away at the rate of one inc'h in each 12 to 15 years. It has taken nature thousands of to prepare this top layer of productive land. It should be the goal of each farmer to me his land in a manner Chat will provide a desirable longtime standard of living and leave fertile land for his children. Mr. Karns told County Agent J. o Pul- ierton. The federal government recognized the importance of conserving the land by enacting the pounds wheat bran; two quarts soil conservation and domestic !il- chcap molasses; 2-3 gallons water; loiment program. This program is C lemons or oranges. | an effort on the part of the gov- Mr. Islcy states that perhaps as j eminent to 'help the fanners im- good or better results may b2 ob-1 prove their living standards by retained by .substituting Paris Green | Bnlnlny. soil fertility through adopting balanced farming prac- for while ar.wnatc In the same amount. The bran and while arsenals or Paris Green should be thoroughly mixed, other ingredients added and mixed again. This poison mash should be distributed as early as possible In the morning. All livestock should be kept away. The mash is broadcast by hand on the ground, at the rate of 10 pounds) per acre. TIKES TBliJ STfllE Control Is Esscnlial to Preservation of Arkansas Farm Values During the bsl 100 years Hie farms of Arkansas have been so fanned thai we have lost an area ttliinl lo 13 counties by forces of erosion, according lo Elbert E. Karns, extension agricultural engi- liccs. A good soil conservation program is one which Includes a balanced use of the primary erosion control measures which arc: reforestation In some Instances, permanent pas- lures, and crop rotation. Black Locust Seedlings ' Available to Farmers Black locust seedlings may be purchased form the State Poreslry Commission at a price of $2.50 per thousand. These seedlings arc slnpiwd from the stjile nursery at Conway. Producers may secure the supply of seedlings needed for farm plant- mgs by making application to the State Forrester at Little Rock A small supply of application forms may be had at the County Agent's office. Harvesting Potatoes i "i?"' V " 1CS lme .FEELINGS LARGE IN STIIT[S in" New Jersey unquestionably will -be. even a few hundred votes might conceivably throw an election. I.n<ikin K Over Pennsylvania Moving over to Die great slfitc of Pennsylvania, one finds in the eastern third of the slate this class business looming up in gigantic proportions. Like ancient Gaul of Julius Caesar's day, all Pennsylvania Is divided into three parts. First | there is the industrial east, centering around Philadelphia; second, the middle, or rural, sections; | arid third, the slccl and coul dis- 'i'hcn, with a wave of his luind nt the newcomer, "Claire, this Is my side-kick, Dob Stcclc, a mining engineer, with a good job- believe it or not. lie's spending his vacation In the Rockies.' Claire smiled and held oul her hand rather shakily. "How about my car, Mr. Stoele'.'" lie shook Ills head. "Prclty bailly damaged. Front axle busied and a lol of minor casualties. Someone had closed Ibe road with that log." Claire turned slartlcd eyes on Pal. "Closed the road! You mean the log was mil there?' "Sure. Probably repairing 01 something. But Dob and 1 arc or the loose, and we'll be tickled lo death to trundle you any place you want to go. Feel able to make il over lo our car?" He helped her to her feel. After a minute she was able to walk unaided, am got inlo their car to wait unti they could move the wreck on' of the road. When finally they came bacl she had decided lo tell them why she was going lo the house in the mountains. • + • • /""LAIRE pointed out the road and then told Ihetn about her quest, even lo the part abottl Ihe mys- lerious hidden jewel. For 'a minule neither of the young men answered. Then Bob Sleele said slowly, "We had I planned to 1 spend mosl of our 1 vacation in the city, Miss Fosdick, * hut if Pat's willing I'd like to heli; Illiiali'nloil by i:. u. Oumlcr „ "Triggeri ileaj. Susie." (lie man saitl, loolfing at lier ilentlity. I just jaiintl him out in those asimu bacl[ of l/ic i/og/ioiuc." (Continued From Page 1) millions in this country would have starved to death." The ice was broken A white- collar employe took up the story: j ",'JcVT' the" we"!,^" eon" "Look what these fellows in this I „"?„„„ n nm«,l™T, ' ' slate arc doing to vs. Hoffman verging on Pittsburgh. you look over Iho house in Ihe mounlains. Maybe sonic of my technical knowledge would come in handy." "Count me in, loo, Claire," Pal agreed. Tiic resl of Ihe Irip was spenl in making plans. Claire told them about her eccentric Uncle Lyman, his fondness for jewels, and how he had given the fantaslie nam? lo his house in Ihe mountains. "And you mean lo tell me that no dame ever waltzed him up Ihe church aisle and snatched his name and forlunc?" asked Pat incredulously. "A. bachelor with, money enough to drift around Iho' world buying jewels!" "Susie Spratt was his housekeeper for years and she never spoke ot any woman. No. lie never married," Claire answered. When they came to the end of the trip both young men agreed that Lyman Fosdick had indeed named his house well. In the uncertain light of a half moon the building loomed gloomily against the dark background of Ihe mountain. Of Imposing height, it was a perfccl example of the flamboyant mansions of im earlier period—narrow railed porches, and many bulging bay windows. At the right side of Ihe second story rose n round cupola which RCemed lo melt inlo the shadow of a huge pine tree with twin tops that grew close to that side ot the house. In facl Ihe gloomy aspect of Ihe place was largely due lo Ibis mighty gianl of the forest. "It's really two Irees grown together, and a marvelous specimen, as you will sec by daylight," Claire said, poinling toward the tree. "Hut il must cut off lots of light from the house," remarked iiob Stecle. * * • CLAIRE nodded. "Yes, it's the ""* house of long shadows, you know. Drive up lo the porch nm lot me out. I'll get the Sprats ui while you lake the car around I the barn." She twlsled (he Iron knob o Iho doorbell. The faint sound o Ihe bell ringing could bo heard ii the silliness, then footslcps. Presently the door opened a crack an< a sharp-nosed man peered' out. "Oh you, Claire?" His voice hai n odd croaking sound. "Yoi didn't come up by yourself?" "Nn, Eb. nut I was alone who: I staried," answered Claire. "M car's down nl Hie bollom of Ih hill, smashed up. Someone put r big log across the road where i culs off from Ihe main highway mul I hit il. Two men comini along licnrcl me and brought mi on up here. I happened lo knov one of them." "A log across Ihe road!" Eb'_ voice sounded genuinely surprised "I was down lhal way myself jus afore supper and Ihcre wa'n'l in log." "Well, Ihcre ccrlainly was on, when I got Ihcre," Claire rcpliei with conviction. Before Eb could express anj further opinion, his sisler, Susie came hurrying down the stairway her plump figure wrapped in dressing gown. Innumerable curl papers wagged about Her round face that sllll retained Iraces of a one-lime babyish beauty. "Claire!" She Ihrcw her arms nboul the girl and kissed her. "Have you had your supper? Eb, sllr up Ihe kllchcn fire quick; Clnire'll want somelhlng hot after Jier drive." ! Footsteps sounded outside and Eb' went to open Ihe door. He admitted Ihe strangers with a sour Ionic. After Claire had presented the newcomers mid explained ugalu nbout Iho accident, she dis- palclied the Spralts kitchonward lo prepare supper. Then she looked ralliev curiously at the young men. Hob Steclo was handsomer than she had thought, while I'at Magan was—well, stfll ust Pat. "I'm sure glad lo sec you again, Claire," he was saying. "Golly, •oii're looking wonderful." "You haven't forgotlen you've (Issecl the Ujarney Stono have •on, Pat?" laughed Claire. "Pnl always gets a lillle groggy vhen he's excited nboul soinc- liing, Miss Fosdick," Hob Slcele explained. The girl turned away willi a avigli, "I'm Claire lo you, loo, .Job. And now while we're waitr ng, lei's go into Ihe library. That vas Ihe room Uiielc Lyman loved icsl. Everything 1ms been kept iusl as II wns whcivhe was nllve." OHF. led Ihe way down (he hall,' and opened a door. "Ha, lliere mighl be a clew or two right ici'c!" exclaimed Pat. Then he added, "Say, I don't think your man cares much for us, Claire."Claire smiled. "Oh, Eb's all right. He's that way wilh Susie and Dan, loo." "Who's Dan?" asked Pal. "Dan Dallas^ the cxlra man Eb lilrod to work hero. .What are you staring at, Pat?" 'I was wondering why that slonc lilock wllh the broken arrow carved on it wasn't the same color as the rest at this gingerbread slufT on this fireplace. H's lighter." "It's boon there as long as I can remember," Claire told them. Susie, fully dressed now, but still wearing her crown of curl- papers, bustled In carrying n big tray. "Ham and eggs, rolls and coffee, Claire," she announced as she drew a small (able up before Ihe fireplace. "Wanl Eb should lay a fire in here? My, you'll freeze with thai window open that way. Land sakes, Dan!" Her voice sounded surprised. "What ever do you want?" In the doorway stood a man about 40 years old, carrying a black mongrel dog. The man's forehead bore a wide scar that twisted one eyebrow inlo n perpetual droop, but the eyes that looked out from under it wove unusually keen and piercing. "Trigger's dead, Susie," the man said, looking at her steadily. "I jusl found him oul in Ihose aspens back to the doghouse." "Dead!" cried Claire. "Why, he barked when we came in." "He's been shot. See?" The man parted Ihe shaggy hair above the dog's eyes and pointed to a bullet hole. "Bui—but who would do such a thing?" Claire exclaimed. "And why didn't we hear the shot?' 1 (To Be Continued) calls a special session for relief !„*".„ '?. 32 ^"nsvlvanla went and they adjourn a few days ago —and they didn't do a single thins for" the poor people . . . Say, we've jot to look lo Roosevelt." It was the same old story; the working people here in the east —whether they wear white shirts or blue shirts—were conceiving the coining campaign as a class affair. They had nolhinj at all against Landon. As a matter of fact, many of them really like his looks. And an equal number of them have r,c faith In the Democratic party as such. It is a personal belief in Roosevelt. Class Feeling Rampant I go to Ihis length to tell this particular incident because it dramatizes so clearly what I have found pretty generally over the eastern states. The outstanding fact that I have discovered here in the cast, since the conventions, this constantly growing class fecllKj, AA one exi>erl(i,]ced c^i£<rver •"aid to me, "The greatest problem the Landon people face here will be ,to break through this working man's class vote and win some of it away." I believe Hint Ihe defection of Al Smith and the other four once- leading Democrats will have no effect on this particular faction- cxcept possibly " a reverse one. How strong Father Coughltn's Influence still Is remains to be seen, bi't he will take more Roosevelt than. Landon votes.. Certainly Lemke makes no imp- "Isr appeal In the Industrial oast. Uul In a tight battle, as this one There arc precautions few necessary which should be observed. The potatoes should not be exposed to the sun for any length of time. They should bo '-stored In a cool, dry place where ever until n.« ™n i , , ec exposure o e sun aec eier, until the soil b f n | r l y dry.lti, e co | 0r and causes, rapid decay. Of * exposure to the sun affect* Hoover by a plurality of 157,592 votes — Philadelphia alone giving him 10.810 of this total. In '28 Hoover carried the city against Smith by 143,747 voles, while In the old days Ihe lurinnl Republican majority was close to a quarter million. But rcti-rning lo the stale for a moment. In 1934 Joseph Cuffey was elected U. S. senalor by m,00»-the first Democratic senator since the Civil War. That same year Earle was elcclcd governor by 00,000—the first. Democratic governor In 40 years. Meanwhile, Philadelphia politics was being scrambled so that even a far-famed Philadelphia lawyer could hardly unscramble it- In 1»35 n picturesque, high- powered, and somewhat politically unidentified firebrand, named S. Davis Wilson, ran on the Republican tlckcl for mayor. Against him was put up Jack Kelly, an attractive and inteniallonally known s|K>rlsman. In the hot campaign that followed. Wilson, ex-Democrat. incidental-Republican—who is not ut present even registered us a Republican—carried Philadelphia by 43.000. Wilson promptly got busy with the Roosevelt administration and found plenty of money for relief work. And at the same time, he sold himself up to the hilt to the common people of Ihe clly. At least parl of his Republican tag was lost in the busy days of the last year. Party Labels "Out" Excepting . possibly only N e w York city, I would say that relief and class feeling run higher In Philadelphia than In any other big city of the east. Although a rock-ribbed Republican clly In the past, party labels seem strangely to have gone out of fashion among the working class of jwople here. "The Democratic parly in Philadelphia was for years a sub rosa branch of the Penrose and Vare Republican city machine,", that Roosevelt has a fair chance an olii-tinier explained to me. of carrying Philadelphia. simply wasn't any genuine If be dots that. It appears that Democratic city party at all. "It's even mixed up now, because Mayor Wilson, with his Re- lic has even n lill.le L>eltor than a fair chai:ce of carrying publican label, really is only a! state. electoral college votes the of the phoney when it comes to the national ticket, "Our city charter declares that no clly employe can mix in politics. H's a swell 'out' for the mayor. And Just, one thlnj more: Holding the Democratic convention here will swing a good many thousands of Philadelphia!! votes to Rooscvi'H." So it is lhat in November Philadelphia, dominating eastern Pennsylvania, faces the first real national political battle in its history. And if he docs that, he will be doing something that no crntic presidential nominee has dene since James liudianan, a Pennsylvania!!, wns elected Democratic president in 1855 — when Library on Wheels Popular in Hawaii HONOLULU (UP)—Reports for the first fitful months of operation of Hawaii's library on wheels, show that the innovation has solv- It is certainly correct to write ] paign. Ihe newly organized Republican parly made its first national bid with Fremont. Apparently Pennsylvania will Ilils nrluinn furnish another Gettysburg for one of the great political armies. You can lako your own choice. I'm only a war correspondent covering this cam- nemo- c(l si'ttasfiilly H>e problem of _ ,,__ thinly settled and widely spread communities whlcii do not have adequate library facilities. Since the adoption of the syslcin of hnvlnir library on wheels make ICE COLD LIQUORS Pints Pints Pints NITK Cl.tll! 1)HY ON, 85 I'rnof Fifths SI.10 $ .b7) !l;iir Pints NITK CI.UH OKANGK GIN 1 , SO Proof ? .05 Half Pints 9 .85 $ .50 N'lTF, CMIU SI.OK GIN, fin I'rnnf § .05 ]hill' Pints HKANDY, DO Proof Blackberry, Cherry, IVacli and Apricot Pints $1.00 Half Pints $.50 Pints COTTON 1!I,OSSOM, 105 Proof $ .85 Half Pints $ .45 the regular rounds of these communities. 82..W books, during the (irsl eight monCils of operation, have been lent to 0,000 resiiKir borrowers. The library lo-dii(e has traveled 8.000 intle.s in the COO square mile area that it serves, calling 11 times at each of the 21 country schools and pausing at least a day at cadi slop so that everyone might' be .served. Fairy Tales, books on aviation, and sporl-s stories arc said by library authorities to be most in demand. The most dangerous hour on roads is between 5 and G P. M., according lo accident sl(»'slics. 666 Litnild. Tablets Salve, Nose Drops checks MALARIA in 3 days COLDS first ilay Headache, 30 minutes Try "Kub-SIy-Tism"— World's Hcst IJiiiincnt NOTICE Privilege Taxes, Street Taxes, Automobile Taxes, Dog Taxes, and Inspection Fees are due and payable for the period, o{ July 1 to December 31, 1936. : ed. Your prompt attention will be appreciat- Ruth Blyfhe City Clerk,

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