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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 22, 1939
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THE 'COURIER NEWS 'jacwa 'do f ,-,,.,PubU»lSff BAMM SUDBOBY, Editor P. N9RRI£, 'Advertising Manager .Sole NattoritJ XdRrUOng RcpntenUUvei; Arkansas DMlles, inc., New York,, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Puhllslied Every, Afternoop Except JSunoiy fcn'ttrwj 35 secon'^ clvis, nutter i «t. the post- jffice v at ^ BlythVvIjle, AritansM, under »ci of Congress, "October S, }911. , •' Served by the United Press f i- .. SUBSCRIPTION .RATES ... ,.. jBy canter In the City of Blythevllle, 16o per *eei, "or 65c per month , . .,, ;. By mall >llhln a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 per 'ye&r, »1 50 for sl^'mont'\s, 15o for three months; t by mall In postal zones Uo to six. Inclusive, tfifefl pel year; In zones se\cn »nd eight. 'per year,' payable In advance. In Spite of Everything, We fiorge Forward Whatever else you choose to say about this countiyj we ceilainly ca'ii take it. Theie is tiemcndous .stiengtli latent behind a system which can move for- wai'd, 'eVon slowlv and cumbi oiisly, in the fa'ce of war 'fcais, m the face of a nation-wide coal stiiko, in Ihe fftco of aii 'uupVediclable tax system rind a rtmgiesi, 'tliat talks economy a'nd then bmVtS the 'dam 'of biMget limits set by an 'executive they have con'dem'ne'd as money Vecklcss. When, in s^itc of A'll these 'things, Die national economy moves cr'eak- iligly 'fpnva'idj ypu know that ii'mle'r- nci^tli theie is stVengtp. Given any so'it of 'a chAnce it will iise to the surface somehow. . .• „. March, ni'inoimc^d the Alexander Hamilton Institute, is the fifth consecutive month in Which tlio national income \yas iaigei than in tlie corro- ,s]K>hding p'enod of a yeai ago The iia- ti6'nal income fo'i the (list quarter of 1939 is estima'ted ( at, 5i > l,332,000,000'.«.s/ compared with $i2,883,060,uOO last yeai In shoit, we aic doing better' VhiVi'i labt y'eai But not enough belter, c'oii- sKlcnng what a poor yeai 1^38 was. k Piohts me up The National City Bank ^of New York p\'eseiits 'figures to indicate that S'05 leading industrial cor- pmations made net piofits of |206,000,000" r "in the first fj'uhitci of this;'y'eair.' That is nio'ic tlian double [he-'proifi', reported m the same peuod of last year. The coal sliikc, as a national danger, is ovei The Euiope.m war s'iVua- tion is less acute, for the moment at least Wheat puc'es have n&eii some- Wha t l ° n ' 1rollt ! 1 icpoik- The motor and ' constr'tictmli induUnes aie holding up \-,ell Traffic should 'spmt, now: that the mines have ic-sumed wo'i'kiVig 'and re-stockmg of exhausted coal bjiis 'begins Employment is gaming Slight'ly, not enough, but some, and iclicf rotis have been slightly paied The stage is set foi a considerable. of business this summer.' The biggei units of business, leali/mg 'that they must function whethei eoriclitions exactly please them 01 not, have succeeded m making money in IKe first quailei. It can be done It is being cl6nc What the coun'hy needs light now is ^ f 01 get Em ope and its \\ar talk, foiget p6htics and pailisanship, forget griping, and saw wood! South America's determined resistance to .the. iiilriisio'n 'if European ""isms" is both surprising And heartening- II is (j'nile true (.hat many countries to the south fa!) short 6i' pure democracy, Mini thai sonic of them, in Iheir p r a 'e i i e a 1 political Working at the mQihciil, arc .simqii-purc (iicln- twships. l!»t nearly nil ihc heads of 'slates in Smith America have bccil •making 1 i\ determined slant] dictatorship by parties linked to Europe. Latest is Argentina, whose President Ortiz has ruled that "every tiatio'ii, whether or not composed of foreigners, must liavo its origin exclusively within Argentine 'territory." Direct or indirect relations wild lor- . cign countries, or.'use of uniform or maVkiill's idcnlilicd will) such foreign groups, is forbidden. 'Most Niw'i and 'Comnn'mist brga'ni- '/A'UoVii deny any such links, and 'contend that Uiey are 'native 'moVc'riieriis in each country. This makes the task difficult. The lest: "Is it 'conceiva'bU; that this 'local' organixalion could lake a stand opposed 16 that of the, parent •organization in the'old 'country I" Publication In ibis column of editorials from other ncwsnn'pcrs docs not ncce^arlly mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of iri- fcr'est. in the subjects discussed. •A LaWe'rti For The Rail FeiVce ,. No!s:tl ? 1 B. l . c news ooze.'i put ^pf the O/arks: Tliev Xrc^fciirli'ig <jo\vn the Vail fences nnd rcDlaelng llic'in with wire. Wire fence's lake up less room, n.rc.jmpre ^satisfactory to stock raisers, and— iiilrabfic d'fctu—n'rc chcnpc'r than rails. But who would judge a mil fence In terms '(^economy alone? 'All. the rail 'fences we c\ l c'r saw we're a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Most of them have disappeared Troni New aiglrtiul and othei- prirfs of the country. Alis- spiirl^scBtiis to hare been blessed by their re- iiialnliig longer 'than in most other sections. ., Yes, we know that a wire fence lakes iiji less room, runs st'ra'tgh'l Instead of being crooked, ^'Vl^.ipolis trimmer, but there wns something': frlcna'ly abo'ul n rail fence s'tr'aVgliii'j; around a p^stiirc or mcnilow. Wo'don't remember ever seeing one that looked new; The rails .were (is \vcatlierkcaten as if they had been split by rail-spllllcr Abe Lincoln Pf.'.'T'f; Vfns there ever a more convenient i)lacc for .'farmer neighbors 'to meet lor a chat than over a friendly fence? The binckbe'rrira, 'lob. seemed lo grow tnller and ripen earlier nlrma the rail fence limn (hey did in the woortlol. Wonder what the Oznrk squirrels will do without rail fences to scan'ijier "along 'jjs they have in the past, every once in a ivhiic 'frisking 'to iV-i!°? 9f. ".I'™ 1 *° 1 , £l "' v ' e 5' the scene—and see .whetlie'r tlie (io^ tiiat s'iirpVlsoVl Uicm nibblinf; bulte r nnVt.vwns 'still lii 'purauit? We suppose H's progress, bill, we'll miss 'the rail fences, whether 'they were in the Ozariis, or the Berkshire's, or the •Adiroiidacks. TliVy leave almost a : s. big n gap as ihc stone wnlls, also . ([ nlns, fighting a losing nglil for survivnl on many an American farm. —Christian Science Monitor. SoirtieYp and guns and trooia will not mine coal in America. Tiie time hns gone by when men could be shot back into the mines.—John Lewis, UM\V president, 'protesting the sending of National Guard troops to linrla'n county I no like the sentence. I like belter (he jiicltfe give me live years in prison here than make me go buck to aid. country .—tames Znharla's, oh being sentenced to t\vo years in Atlanta to 'be followed by deportation. MONPAY, MAY 22, ..1939 'Next lime you borrow a curling iroiY frorn my dr'cs'sirig room, clon'l forgcl to rctuni itl" eURlOlJS WORLD By William Ferguson corn, mi si uu SLFKICF. inc. T.M.ttG.u.s.pAT.OFr. ANSWER: }n'w£l simsliiiie, wh'ifc'ciollifrig is cooler because it icilccls.the light away from the body.. Al night there is little or no difference in the coolnpss of while and elcirk clothing of the same weight. NEXT: A mail on llic niooi'is.'oT M.irs. ! Owl And kawk Eggs Hardier I h Hatching STATE COLLEGE,. Pn. (UP) — : The worries of chicken farmers •' would be grc'olly rcducctl if liens' Jcygs had some of ihc .properties of I those laid by owls aifd hawks. ;ic- I coidinB to H. if, KaiitTman. exlcn- ; sipn 'poultry specialist'at the I'ctm- •.'sylvanln Slate College. shire, McKccsriort,. Pa.,, po'ii'ltry breeder, by a hnntcr. The egg, partly Incubated, had been abandoned and had lain in the cold, for at least nine hours. Ten flays after WiK.sIiire placed the e'gg in an incubator, a young-hawk was hatched. Although no one seems to know why. eggs of the great horned ;owl can lay in zero weather without injury, according to Kauffman. -.1 i\r • , tV -'i with Major Hoople Kauffman tells the 'slor hawk egg given to Floyd II. Will- Rend Courier iews want ads. By J, R. Wiiliaihs ^ WAVT, PAW-VOU CANT BUV BLOW-OUT. PATCHFS IM T W|RE--THAT5 A DRuo STORE, AN' DRUGSTORES ONLy SELL MEDIONES AND PRU6S.' a i'-i IM BLA c fi 6u L cM IM TeX-us f " (Ml . HILL-BLLV AIRWAVE WAIL ' ' "'* i '/\ T-\rr' ~~s-\ • rv~\ : • ~f///\ <J^vKE^ •~TM AAAicTOK A L£>-DE-0~00-^ SURE HOWEREDFOR ,^ym US Ikl A P.IJJCH VVHEW HE •<%%( LEK1T US TMIS LAY A-WM' -w v> • "^\ • ^Ro/rt ws COLLECTIOM i -T-l^lAT QWCE HOW YA LIKE OUR AFTER OUR MAMOOLIM BLEW A FUSE' ARCHLUTE? SOU.sJCS LIKE IT MIGHT BE / HAS ANY BROTHER BEEW ViSlT)WC3 A.WY OF TH 1 LATELY? 'AKE OP THE DUQAM& ixi-stand. The girl dancers in the floor shows often wear clothes than some of tlie n ci' the audience and there burlesque show left. The noisiest thins; left is a shooting ssallcry and (he proprietor there complains that even the rille's can't mtxke very much racket "if there ain't anyone around to tire 'em." There Is a padlock on the door of the Reno club where Count Ba- >ic and his Damns of Rhythm did 'hot lick's" for yehrs before they went east. The proprietor "extended" the closing jaw once loo often aiid stale enforcing agencies ordered the place closed. At least -.._. dozen' hostesses who entertained men customers by drinking •'short "beers" and 'non-h'lcolibllc highballs while the jiien tossed straight whiskies or "quick cold >nes," lost their 'jobs and the oticc boisterous 'corner at 12th nnd 3hcrry became quiet and dark. Two binle'sqiie theater's "used lo iltract a large following. Now boih i re gone and the only strip-tense ittfaction remaining is Die old Gillis,_dowh in the itiarkel district. The Gaiety ll'iba'ter, once the pride )f the West 12th. street hotel sec^. or, now is a chromium plattd light club, catering to a high class rade. The old 12t!i street theater, vhich •.drew some of the better ;no;vi) hoofers aloni; \vilh Hie tank "own IroOijers, lias been converted nto a modei'ijisUc fa'rhily show The few 'remaining . night" clubs. Tor the iiipsL part, are . orderly drinking places where customers Biirlesquc Shows Hard to Find 'On Twelfth Street Now KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UP)-Gny, reckless 12Ui Street, long famous for iu night lire Is siilxtuccl now. It is. as respectable by • night, as llic Petticoat • Lane women sho'p- i)'cr;s iJi'omcnarte by daylight, The campaign .to purify Kansas City's nocturnal activities hns closed the honky-tonks, dlmc-a-dahce palaces, burlesque theaters and gambling parlors. Gone arc , the carefree Negro entertainers in the. study little low- celling night clubs. The upstairs taxi-dance that used to advertise —75 beautiful gj r | s 75— has been — lorn clown for a parking lot and a ' relax. In deep-cushioned chairs and IJlilloifophlzc In low tones, A. few still maintain floor shows, hut none have the casinos and gaming rooms which used, to. be U\e chief source of.incorne for jhe opijrato'rs. Fi The. .old-timer's wink 'at the respectability and hint that the comparative flulcMs Just .a "front" to fool .those..who .would-stop 'their fun. They will tell you that a "certain / taxi-driver, "knows where things aye wide open," but emphasize that it has gone back t« the point where you'll have 'to tell '(be. man at the door that "Joe sent inc." refused; to leave the nest Tlierc- uixm the hen went elsewhere to nest. Mitid Ymir Test your . knowledge of corVc'ct, social usage by answering the 'following questions, tlien checking against the authoritative answers below; 1. What .does . the 'bridcgrppni wear, at a fovriial evening wedding? 2. Must a Bride, .married in a chiirch, wear something on iicr head? .. ,..„, 3-If S'OU;are. invited to more i church ( wedding, but not nbcrs reception afterwards. - large Poisons of various Iminiils are used considerably in treatini !a il- Jnents. Rattlesnake poison Is ii'scd J.n.. yellow fever, work, and that of the cobra Is a heart, remedy •• STORIES IN STAMPS Hoty.b Book Started The Red Gross JKAN HENm DUNANT was •. ! r ?vcling through -the ' ' . . , it . jicccs~ isn't a savy .to send the brUc a gift? ( i to . the ™ r y { ° w '" of Solfci'iiio in June, -' v iiGu nglitinu bcjjnn ljc~ . e rc a g i twc ' c P ^ lie Austrian's on t'hc one , :; 4. If a linde.tlianks Anyone verb- Sldc .ancl the French and ftalih'ns ally for i Vc'ddin'is gift, must she also write a note? 5. If a bride is given a money giit, should she, if possible, tell the donor how it is to .'be used? What would y'6'ii 'do If— . °". - tllc . other- Dunant paused, . C ? u 8ht by the sheer horror of tin; .V? llls .','.5laycd to see 20,000 Aiistri- " ^* 1 n ? a ' r ly as many of the .,, Then it was night and D'lina'rit ,.., tive.brkief: . "" ' ' .the dying 'an'3 wounded. Literally .(b) Seiid the .'gift 'to.tfic groom? thousands we're cared 'for, others ' • ; '' PV >ve M..j I )'o churchps arid "schools ittle town .. . . m , ,(c) Have, 'nh •qffice parly ; for ,'th'e PV >ve M..j I )'o churchps arid "schools g'rdom and gl'A him tl'ie gift If."! 1 .-I 1 . 0 ," 105 ."ritil the lit il'ien? .. 'i oversowed ^ith soid'iers. Answers .1. Formal, evening clothes. (Top hit, while tie and tails) 2. Yes. 3. No. !i Yes. 5. Yes, f , ,. Best_ "What. Would You solution—la). Hen OisoWns Kittens; Refuse To Scratch TON, Cal.XUPJ—Mother Icre in . a hen 'apparently 'ceases when her ."ciiicks" re'fiise to .'get out and scratch for themselves. '• A hen. belonging .to Mrs. .Clar..- —..-.....,..„ .,.,.,.. j jt.uH ence Daley 'mothered a family of .first run double features. i baby kittens .for. several wests.. However," when the time ..same; when real chickens would get out on their own 'account, the kittens ,.... , — * in his 30s, ,had .performed > historic service jjut jhe real work was yet to come. It ..started, with the little book D,imant ,wrote after that battle, ,"Un Souvenir dp'Solfcrino." into .this r book, ..really, a pamphlet, , Dunant packed the full tragedy'o LbmbaYay ba'tllh and 01 all battles, The book was immediately a ( sensation. Victor, Hugo, (hen a world fig- ., Do" .P UI ?' nt , , - ure, read .'lKc,:book and wrote "at oh'cc: ''Y oh'cc: se'rye ., ','Ypu Liberty." Humanity nnd 'th'er liberals .tock ,'iip the "cry. VU (he samp ^imb .the bqbk was translated 'into several languages., Thus 'Solfennb becarnc t .onc Of trie world's nio'sl s'ign'ific'inVt battles. 6iit of it came .eventually, the Red Cross as we 'know it today,', for Dunant con- jCeiyed the idea that 'day. touqant .is.honprcd above-on'a'new Belgian stamp,. : SERIAL STORY DATE DAN'Gtfc COPYKIGHT. 1539. NEA SERVICE, IHC. . >M(rranTi filpfc .ll»r< ( <rl«i. kill .>t«ry when he flndu her ni the'Jnnlcr -French .'pfctoreir,-Ih he le/tvr» ifhen poline nurrimc l.nlcr. Jlarr corn to headquarte to (I'll 6cr «(ory. , ; . - ..CHAPTER y - . J/£ARY and Jim Chase arrived , at Police •Hcadci'uarters .after Torn Ladd. . Commissioner Fenelon had left word,for her to come directly to his office. She 'glanced at the big clock in the white marble hall. The hour hand pointed 'to 3. Tired, depressed and.. apprehensive", she could i Imagine things closing ominously 'in on" hor and Tom. Sinister men in shadowy 'streets, wicked, blue slc'cl revolvers. 'The 'dark, slick waters of the river. White; bodies on cold stone slabs. Like Black bats these macabre thoughts ran through her rnind as she climbed the stairs with, the deleclivc. Three o'clock .'in the morning was also the ebb hour for Police Headquarters. A cou- 'plc of officers in the main corridor watdied the door, but aside from them the halls were deserted. "I'll lenvc you here," Chase said, &s they reached the third floor. Nodding goodby, she walked into the Cpmmisstoner.'s ^office... A low lamp burned over Uie big desk, The air was. gray with smoke. Tom sat in his coat and hat, as though he had only just come in, but the ashes in the little tray on the desk showed that h'e had b'een .ttie're, some. 'lime. At sight of. Nary he Jumpsd up. . "You're not hurt?" 'he asked anxiously. , "No, I'm all right." ' ; He turned, "Miss Franklin, this is Commissioner Ferielon." The commissioner was not th'o officer of fiction. Educated; suav'e and, easy-mannered,, he..was, as Mary .knew, a lightnmg .keen police officer, trained fo the job. .^ "Won't you^ sit, .down, ,,Miss f'riinkliii. Jwant to Kifar ipore about 'tfiO; Duke hrid(Nick: Harl. TlUiir actions may,, hayo. some bcaring i on Janice Frenic'h'is.'clis- appcarance.". r . • * * * ENELON was a b'i'g feUow, over ,sf)c feet tall,;with strong,,wide shoulders andVa muscular body, lie had slate gray eyes that nar L rowed when ho i talked k and long, sensitive t fingcred, .hands. \Vhen you looked at the'iri you couidn'lt help thinking' that, they'd close like steel on anything they gripped. "Janice' ( s, parents. pro frantic, Mary," I.add said. '.'They haven't seen her since Wednesday." "She called them yesterday noon,,however," interrupted .Fenelon, "but she didn't say wh'e're "sbe >vas, just ^said. ishe'djspen'd ihe week-end, will) 'them al .Tuxodo." ....''Diaj^eX.kno'w.'bf '(his a'part- 'ment ,"sh'e.,.kept. pn,_East VOth Street?" inquireil Mary. . . , 4 '/No..,,And,I h'aven'.t ;toid,.'thern. .They ,might losp. their h'eaijs 'and rush 'to .it. 1. want to kee'p 'it .clear. 'l^niay^tx able 'to trap the D]uke !t with..Jh'e 'goods. , Tell us what.'happerie^ to ypu there." .. ,.,.Mary,. repeate'd,,.the story she had .told'Chase, buiidm'g'iVjip wjth ( word., sketpheg of ,th*e Dove ( a l rid an.,. account _;'pf.. her : cpny?rsa'Uon with the Duke earlier in the 'evening. ,, _,,,., .. . ..." .,,,"Ja'nic'e iffs just .a 'fat, juicy plum. 'for. Mai-Un 'iairid Hart, to blackmail,", 'satd ..the , 'commissioner. "For 'that reaio'n I can't b'elieye. Iheyld i kiil 'flie goose that laid the golden, e'gg. She was worth morpjafive." , ,,.' ;., "But where £3 she?" asked Mary., . .."Hiding.;.... t .. e .,. Ladd looked thoughtful., '|My guess is^that Martin and Hart^lso .think she .is, hiding. They'ti 'give their boys the h'i'gh-sigh. .Then tfie Duke.will let her,know that he's got Ihose.candid cVmera shots 'you saw., {anight. Shp'U havp to pay aga'tn." , ., . ; . . , . .^."Suppose she 'doesn't?" Jvfary turned, to. Fenelon. "Th l nv'5T 'loirs, '»Wi -Uj^ . . ITi_6se .fellows are pretty well 6r- .ganired." .TOe c p m mi s s i on "er touched iomp; pipers., in 'front -of him. "Like to see their records?" ' ,-;. , , '. . .,-., reached .. for h reip.ort .,, marked, '.'iak"'b. MaVljh,'. alias IThp, Duke, 1 " and reaS: "Born in August, ,1908, "in Hell's Kitchen. P.PF 1 .0? Annie, ^scrub'vyoma'n, ^who worked in, the Beau'x/A'rOj'resta'u- ran iva.t,^0th street and fithjavenue. • ,,"Annip was.arreslcd (en ..time?; for .pc.lty larceny. ,.!§he 'sciioolcd her son in Hie cocaine racket.. He WS-*^ Bood student. . His; name didn't appear on 'the 'police blotters until 1924. This was the first lime that the. names of,Nick.Hart and Bill Condon had been coup'foa with his. Mother's tears are 'effective weapons before a Parole Doard. One year after his sentence, Jake Martin was free again. P&Wfl.hls mblhei; went into the bootlegging husiness, first in a' modest way above a pool hall on the corner of 50th street and lltji avenue, later in more 'el'abofato surroundings on 8th avenue and 53d. street, .: v .. . , "Martin bpcanje associated with a dope racketeer named Cokfe Conklin. Only Martin and his old mother know what happened after Conklin dined wjlh them the night Cokie carried $20,000 in cash on his person. Even Conklin cannot tell; Vie was never Veen a'gaih. 'After that, little was heard of Martin uiilil i'9'32, when he "started th'p Dove wit'll.Nick Ilairt, his gang lieutenant. Bill Condon was 'the bcuncer. Annie, the scrubwoman, JMartin's'moth'e'r, had disappeared. Mariin was. 'putting on the Rifz. Gradually, he was :-becoming , a definite character in the night life of New York. Park "avenue began to,.patronize his place." t ,','It y/as .then," int'erruplbd the commissioner, ."that, the idea of blackmail s'tnick 'the D'iik'e 'as an easy .racket.., He .trained Bill help frXme.his. cusiomcrs. Do you remember .the .first time 'the name man w]io was later .divorced. A candid'shot of. him tiike'n at, the Ppye with a .pretty 'girl came in with..the .sjo'ry. 'i 'didn't 'iise 'it, but the Looking Glass did. When the., man's .wife filed , suit .she named the girl as dprespohdent." . . . ._ . * * * ripHE ringing of .the.tcicplione iii- •^..tcrruptcd "th'em.,;'What's 'tliat?" said Fenelon. "f?o one in any hospital answering the 'description of Janice French? Try th'e morgue." .Then tp,fdary, "That,man,.ypu sppkc .of ; 'didn't pay off the Duke. BuVfor eve'ryorie that tiidn't, there were a doze'n who did. We would proscculCL-Marlin ..It,.we. cpuld got the victims to talk. They lack cpurage." ,, ,., ... ... , lie ba'ngcd his fist;on the desk. /Even, though I know .Uip Dukp's a, c'ropk", 'a,. murderer, and, ev'ery- thing .:clsc ( yoji want,to, call him, I can't arrest him without .evidence.: That isjwlicre you can help me^Miss. Franklin." ,..,,. "At least I could 'describe the pictures I.saw.tonighl,',' said Mary. Fen_. shots of Janice ,Frcncn,.wiin nun, there's'nolhing we con'do'on that scpre." ,, !It would be your word, against theirs, Mary," broke in Ladd, "before a nipper-dipper judge and with the^bcst lawyer in town smearing you.",,.,., ,. A knock punctuated Lsdd's sentence. "Come in," called Fenolon. An officer stepped in. "The Morgue's reported the. body of <i ymfng girl dragged,'from the East River near Beckman Place, sir." Fenelon and Ladd stared at one Another. ."She's dead?" cried Mary. "Yes. They put It down as suicide." * u>, ' Janice French, Miss Franklin?" "I ought to be able to. I've been following her ri,x weeks." .The commissioner pfckcd up his elephone. "Call the car," Then to Mary and Ladd, "Let's go " (To Be Continued)

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