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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 23, 1939
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TIIEVILLE (ARK.) COUKJKR NEWS 'THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE 'OOtJlUBt NEWS 'OO, /' a fT. HAIN158, PuMtaer t . ,. v. GPAHAM, SUDBURY, Editor SAMUEL P, NORTHS, Advertising Manager „ e N Arkxoiu Dallies, Iris, New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Cauls, otOu, K*mtu> City, Memphl* ^Published Every Afternoon Ettept Sunday ^Entered us second clpss matter 41 th'e poeV- VHce Vt Bly'tlieville, Arkansas, under 'act of Congress, October «, 1917, Served by the \Jnlt«d P/cM „ , , SUBSCRIPTIOH BATES JBy carrier in 'the City of Blytheville, 15o per *#*. or,«5c 'per montp., Bv mall, .within a radius of Kfl milw »3 00 per ye&r, $1 50 for six months, 15c for three months, Jby, rnsil^ (n postal zones l*o to six InLluslve, $650 per jear, In cones seven and eight $1(1.00 per year, payable In advance Ultimate Jusl'ic'e Sl6\vly, \Vi\h diaggin'g feel and \\KS\, ta'nt rhaiinei 1 , Thomfts ,1 PciulcVgasl iVAlked from tlic federal Inulcling at Kaiisas City ycbteiday aftc'i 1 henrirife Sentence pVonoui'iced wliieh menus a 15- month institutional term for him, nil income ta\ evasion diaigcs, Pencleigast's pica of guilty to charges of incdme 'lax evasion was nnrMliCi- t'liimVph for the fetlcial government in its 'eternal &{ niggle to see that lib man shall be above the law. It is perhaps an iionic satire on our system of goveinmcnt and law enforcement that we must find uulii'ccl rh'clh- 'ods to punish for much more reprehensible 01 far leaching crimes, Pendcigasl a'ppaienlly was above tho law foi ycais in Kansas City. Some people would even go as far as to say that the heftd'of the gicat Kansas City political machine was "th'e law." 'j'o have attempted to convict PcmlorgVist in any state coiut in the Kansas 'City, area, 01 possibly 'even in the stale of Missoiiii, would liave been pure folly 01 simply a display of ignorance. Yet the fecleial govcinmcnl slops in and- clamps an an tiglit case on Boss Tonh foi incorvfe lft\ 6v ft si on. The sJim'u method was employer) bv the government in jailing Al Caponc and wrecking his piohibiUon day booze kingflo'm at a lime when Al could' dei-islvcly thumb his nose at tho* few Chicago law enforcement 6flicia)s \v!io liad the effionteiy to oppose him Judge Men ill P Otis \\;i s sta'ling -i\ coriect principle of law when he'said that he could not add one "jot" to Pendeiia'st's sentence because 'the defendant had been a political "boss" nor because the city and county which he dominated had boon govoincd with in- desciibablc couuptioii and dishonesty. But the fact icmains that the federal govcinment has used its income tax la\\s as a club to knock beer brVrOris, lacketeei-h and political bosses from the tin one of an appaiently impregnable local kingdom of lawlessness above the reach of local law enforcement ma- chineiy made helpless by fraud. We in Aikansas can icioiCe will) ohr Missouri neighbors, not so 'much because Thomas ,1 Pendeigast as an individual has been sentenced to orison, but because his downfall icnews faith in HIP belief that no man is superior to the law, v Teapot Dome, Tammany -Hall, Pendergast Justice moves slowly—but ii does We Imc got lo have more profit in industry -Alfred P Sloan. Jr General Motors chairman. ible, So'ty, GtoMi- Oil The Bible, soap 'a'h'd castor oil, with plenty of spinach and spankings. That's the success formula for rearing children as revealed by Mrs. Olelia Compton and her son, Prof. Wilson 'Complori. - • Mrs. Compton was .selected by the Golden Rule Foundation as 'the ''American .Mother for Ittfo." Her son is a distinguished leather ii'iid scientist. Together they recalled Ihc formula. Son Wilson remembered the Bible, the soap, the castor oil, and the .spankings. Mrs. 'Compton recalled the spinach. Well, it worked- All Mrs. Compton's sons and daughters have turned out well. Let modern child psychologists YiiKl pediatricians look sharp before discarding a formula at once so admirably simple /.ml .so eminently .successful. 0<iSjiera!.i'on. in War One of the 'things we ought to get on't of our heads right away is this: that there is any difference butwccn the way in which any two countries - would wage war. We arc shoced at the bombing of helpless vvom'en a'iid children, but we would do it ourselves ii' we had to. We ai'c horrified 'at plans 'to starve whole populations or burn them, but any country at war and in a desperate position, would 'do it. Thus there is no reason to be especially 'surprised that the Japanese are Mow denying Hcd 'Cross food and medical supplies to Chinese refugees in cities tinder attack. It .seems cruel, and inhumane, and brutish. And so it is. But it is war. As the desperation of a country at war increases, scruples 'fall away, and whatever of huinani'lariaiiism had been retained is gradually lost. Thus the new Japanese- move is an index 'to hope long •deferred in the conquest of China, and can o'nly be read as an evidence of pressure bordering on •desperation from a strain that is becoming intolerable to the Japanese 'as well as to the Chinese. o] Publication In Hits column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily uiean endorsement biit Is an nckiiowleclgment of interest in the subjects All Acting Governor's Hour of Power Lieut. .Gov. Bob Bailey shows respect for (lii;- iilty nnrl propriety 'In government when he nn- noiincr.i that, nfU'ioi'igli he believes nn emergency claiiSc should 'be enacted for the Crawford sales lax law, he would not presume to call n spcdnl session of Hie Icgisbliirc in 'the event, of Governor Carl 'Bailey's absence from the slate. In the past there have unfortunately been instances In Arkhiuaj as In other slates of a Heiilciiatil gpvcViior's seizing momentary oppor- tunfty to exercise executive aiithoritj 1 . At times, such action has reached the point uf the olfi- ciiilly scaiidiilous. Dignity 'and propriety in government are essential for orderly government, and for proper respect for Government. The federal government, derives 'much of the respect In which it- Is held from the dignity and propriety Unit characterize it. —Arkansas Gazette.'. 1 love him. lie Is so nice ami so (nil and ] so real.—Marguerite Bcflnrd, Qiiclicc girl who checked the king's coat. SIDE GLANCES' by Gaj'braith "CouMn'l we ali'Gixl another icebox just lo slorc food we want (o save over for Ihc following tiny?" THIS WORLD By William Ferguson ON ONE OF THE T|NV OF THERE VVDULD BE SO LITTLE GRAVJTV POLL T~U_I A—T- \ A / r- lt-1/\l WE WDULD BE ABLE Ts~* II IKA n '*\ COI-R. 1JJ3 BY !<E» StKVICE. me T.'v^rc! U. 5.1'MToFT _ /VCV53-JE-, LIKE WHISPEFJJNcS VOICES. AN'SWKR: Wrong. All rabbits can swim, if necessary, but only the rmirsh and swamp rabbits,' two tropical Amcricim Species, arc known lo be regularly aquatic in their habits. . JS'KXT: iiio'osc walked across Lake Superior. OUT OUR WAY Whale Hide for 'Shoes Gets Faint Indorsement CINCINNATI, O. ('UP)—Japan's recent efforts to substitute wlmle liitlc for the more common types ot leather in Uie production of stiocs may be successful, in the I opinion of Dr. Fred OTlshcrly, • professor of leather research at, tlic •| University of Cincinnati here. 1 However, he says that such products would rind n very limited iiscfidiicss in the United States because American leather users demand style and comfort which the siibsliiiiee would, riot, produce. Dr. O'Finlierly says \vhaie hi:lc especially would be adaptable for btiff- ihg wheels. Television espc'rimcnlni.icn in the United Stales :t. in the hands o( p'rivaic ciiicrprisc, .backed by thousands of stockholders, while in Europe it is in the hands of stale officials. By J: R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSl SURE, SUM'S A V GREAT PITCHER AW' ' yVILL.pRO&'LV MAKE A FORTUNE'! BUT SO CAN .YOU--WR£ TH BEST BATTER ABOUND HERE— THERE'S WHERE VOU'RE WRONG • HIS MA MAKES HIM PLAY BALL, MAKES HIM .PR ACTICE, TAKES' AN INTEREST IN IT, HELPS HIM-ME x 'HAVE TO SNEAK, A.RGY, COAX AN' SCHEME tO DOIT.' THEFJE— THEREtl BE SOMETH1M6 FOR THE REST OP US TO GUIDE OUR FUTURES BV — \VATCH1N6 THE DEGREE OF SUCCESS OF THESE TWO CONTRAST^ - ^ OMLV, OF COURSE, WFJLL BE TOO OLD BY THAT TIME TO . BENEFIT BV THE v LESSON! THE TROUBLE WITH EXAMPLES AH, /AISTgft HCOPLE^l PRESUME/ HM-M-fA/THE OTHER EVEU1WG DJG OF MY PARTNERS CHAKICEO TO OBSERVE YOUR ARCHLUTE WHILE ATTEKIDIMQ A BROADCAST KT SQWK —-PARDOM ME/ I AM SIR HAWKLEIQH HlMQE OP "THE. FIRM OF fJUCKSCREW, IROUBOTTCM, SMUDGEWICK& HlW&E, DEALERS IM AMTIQUIT1E.S, AMD I AM AUT14ORIH.ED TO OFFER$3OO TOR "THE PIEiE/ ITS VALUE AS A TCKMER FAVORITE 'WSTRUMEMT OF-' OWE OF VVH -^ 4 3OO .' ER, AHUM/ SURELY, tfR. BUC^SOTTOM .' WE, AH, THAT 15,'l RE6RET FAKTifJcs WITH-TH' DEAR. OLD HEIRLOOM OUR FATHER LEFT TO US"-THAT IS,ER, TO ME "^ BUT I SUPPOSE l-^COULD "TO LET YOU HAVE IT AT 71-IAT FIGURE / SUPPOSE I BRfWG IT TO YOUR OFFICE EARLY MEXT WEEK < HAS BSEU CORROBORATED (. 1HATS OAKS, MOT THE MA3bR= TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1939 • SERIAL STORY DATE WITH DANGER BY HELEN WORDEN COPVfllGKT. 1039. KEA SERVICE I 1 M|cr.ln, t Tlic. 1,ofl r of, n.Blrl ii fimnil Jn i:i.»l Illvrr imil Mnry fan. ullh H.U ameer* la lifntllr (lit: Klrl. Shu It »ure II !• Jjnlce 1- rt-imu, CHAPTER VI nnilE weather had suddenly •*• turned Warm with Die first burst of spring and rain. "Devilish hot in this car, ricilly," complained Fericlon to liis chauffeur. "Give us some air. Now go to the 'morgue and make tho ride short." "Very good, sir." Pat Rellly tipped his hal. He was powerful, over six feet (all. His bristly red hair and small humorous blue eyes made him look .very Irish, With a purr of motors he piloted (he commissioner's car through deserted streets. The shriek of the siren echoed eerily against the empty block's of tenements, secret and menacing at (his hour. There was a sinister quality in the intense blackness. Lack! stirred restlessly. "This hellish siren gets on my nerves. Even under ordinary circiim- Etan'ccs it's bad enough, but in the:;e stvc'cts it's t uncanriy! Four o'clock," lighting a match to look ;it his wist watch. "We'll be at the morgue in five minutes. That will give us a break for the first cdilion nnrl be loo late for the morning papers." "I'm inclined to believe this is the girl we're looking for," Fcne- lon spoke quietly. Speeding automobile tires swished over wet streets, skidding slightly when Reilly gave the steering wheel a twist. As the commissioner's car made a second turn, Bellcyii6 loomed up against the sky. Lights gleamed in the morgue wing. A sudden gust o£ wind la'sh'ed the rain against the car windows, blotting out the city hospital, the morgue and the twinkling ligh'ts. * • * mi-IE wind blew the rain in - 1 Mary's face as she clim'b'cd out. tadd and Fqnelon braced themselves against the fury o'i the storm. They entered the morgue in a flurry oE wind that sent a newspaper on the watchman's desk flying across the stone floor. "Right this way, Commissioner, we're expecting you," said the porter. He. chuckled good- naturedly. "Mighty glad to have visitors this 'time o' night. Gets sorla lonesome here.". He .-'was a little, man with a cheerful, round biil'to'n of a face and a shining, bald head. His blue eyes twinkled humorously. Ladd smiled. "I would hardly call this spot lively, even in the daytime." : "You newspaper chaps never learn-to take things phlegrhafi- 'cally," commented Fenclon. "We fellows .would be 'dead before we st £ rtci ? #>e let 'bur surroundings affect us." He turned back to VaVe Mary's arm. "Worn 'out?" "No. Just oppressed by this place. I.guess I'm pp't a good reporter. I've never liked morgues " The watchm'an Rui'ded'therri into the office. ."Commis>iorieV Fenelon, sir," hc> announced to a tall saturni|ie-lTaced ,m'an gittihi iri front of a small desk. "How are you,, Ryan?" 'asked Fcndon "Ladd, I suppose you know Detective Ryan. Society editors seld'om have occasion to' pay calls at the morgue.'' Mary smiled. "You'd be surprised, , Commissioner.. We have reason for coming to the 'mor'g'ue ofte'ner than you thirik." Uyan, a typical plain-clq'ihes- rria'n, gave a taciturn nod. "i understand you want 'to sec 'the girl who was found in the J&st river. The medical examiner is 'waiting Shall we go?" IJIS pale libs were tight and ^ thin, making his mouth a mere slit, and one eye drooped Ihe; result of eith'e'r a^bulle't Wound or the gash of a knife which had left a scai- that slanted "down 'from the right eyebrow. Mary 'fell glad he was on th'eir side, but the /clamm'iric's's ot his presence disturbed her. "The girt rhusta died 'about four hours ago," Ryan remarked. "She's .just stirtenin'l now." . Grimly hi unloclccd 'th'e narrow door. A stairway curved 'db'wn into the rr.or'g'ue. "Second tier to the 'right," said Hyan briskly. ,\yjth dawn on a November morning still 'two hour's .away, electric Jight^ burned bleakly in the center of 'the. great 'refrigerating room, their 'glow dimly, reflected in the white tiles that extended hallway up the side walls. "Good, thing, you have, your coats on," said Kyan, "it's always chilly .down here. We've 'got to keep it at a certain temperature, a cold storage'plant, you know." He. smiled.. Wary- felt her 'throat tighten as he turned into the first lane rimming the Vail rrietal •cubicles. They reminded hVr of filing cabinets; .one 'sliding drawer above another; human records with finis marked on .them. Dr. Albert Morris, the medical .examiner, was , standing . ; at the head- of the first 'aisle. Squarely built, of more than "middle aje, he had a chunky face with pe'he- trating blue eyes. His mustache was gray and bristling and lie spoke in quick tones. Ho wore a \vhite operating apron and long rubber gloves. "Glad to sec you, Fenclon. It's an interesting case. These your friends?", he asked, glancing at Mary and Tom. , "Yes, Doctor, this is Miss Franklin, society editor of the Gazette. She thinks she can identify the girl. And this is Ladd, managing editor of her paper." . "It's a simple case, of suicide by..drowning," Dr. Morris said. "Officer Murphy declares he struggled more than 15 minutes with her in the water." . He beckoned to a morgue attendant. "Commissioner Fenclon wants to see the young woman they dragged out of the Vivcr." » « * 'TTHE attcndnnl, a middle-aged man dressed in a white uniform, reached for the handle of a box o'n the second tier. "Miss Franklin is the only one who knows the girl we're looking for," said Fenelon tersely, "Mary, we're depending on you for this Identification. Look well and fell us whether or not this is Janice French." The attendant pulled out the drawer. On a. flat slab was stretched a slim form, covered by a. long white sheet. Gently the attertdaht lifted the sheet. There lay a you'rig girl,. straight and slender, her red-gold hair dripping with wafer, her long, dark lashes drawn over closed eyes. ;Her heart-shaped face was ghastly white .and there we're blue circles about.her mouth, stiU.scarlet with lipstick. A. pink chiffon evening gown clung to her body and on her feet we're silver .slippers. .. "It's Janice French, all right," Mary, said weakly. Ladd held out ah arm to steady her. "You can't break," he said. "The story isn't written yet." He studied the'dead girVs face. . "Doctor," he said, "I'm not satisfied to close .this case with a suicide verdict." . Dr. Morris Started 'to speak. "I know and you know that it was suicide." Ladd held up a hand. • "But perhaps if you called an inquest "we might get at the cause of .th'e, suicide." ...Fcncloh glanced at him shai>!y. "That's right, Doctor. We may smoke out the real rnurderer. I'd like to have you perform an autopsy on 'this body." "And when I do?" queried the doctor: . . ', .' , : "Look lor,/traces 'o'f a drug -in the stomach,." (to Bo Continued) • THE FAMILY DOCTOR T. M. •«*..».•. »»T. Doctors Must, Search to Answer Questions Raised at Medical Meetiiig ISY THt. MOHUIS FISHBEIN- , The search continues fcr me'thcds kililor, .linirnal of the American.'of dissolving stones within Hie SIcilical. Assoriiition, and o[ body, thus making an, operation by its symptoms. Early discovery means early atid generally sure recovery. Mi»d Your Manners ' If.vgeia, Ihc Health Magaiini: Althrugli many advances were reported at the American Medical Association's recent convention, the necessary. Specialists at the medical association meeting pointed out that there arc four common types of kidney .stones with four different meeting also pointed .'out questions! ki »ds of chemical composition. en which doctors must continue ncir research to, supply answers. Tivo of Ihese problems are: . Ifiiw lnii£ to uilniinistcr sul- ' fann:iint(lc. to a patient. How to dissolve stones within llic body su Hint an'operation is imueci-ssary, - ' The diicstion rcgitrding sulfanil- iiniiile was ncccntimted by reports of n:se mid thoal specialists wlio are conecrnetl with iiiiinercus Infections acquired tinriiiB swimming. siicCess. Ddclcrs also are try'iiiV ,ihtrot)iice a 'dissolviiiB fluid (lire, Dr. H. Marshall Taylor of Florida has spent i\ lifetime 'on this subject. He points out thai man has one natural means ot 'prelecting'to,'the heart, himself when swimming against As they grew infection and that is proper breath- ' ' ing. By exhaling through the nos'e while the head is under water antt inhaling through the mouth while Attempts to dissolve the stone by making the urine acid had little lo I'iiuo the kidney's'or bladder by passing a tube. . In one patient a solution was found to lie cflcctive whc'ii iisecl in this manner aiul the expcri-' mcnts are epnllnndig with th'e h-pe cf possible success in the near future. Doctors nlso called attention in their 'reports (o the seriousness of rheumatic fever. Among a thousand children—around eight years eld—who lind Hie fever, 314 w'cre lea without riemonstrablc damage the head is above water, tho swimmer can maintain a positive lir i)rcssure within the nose, 'fills irote'cls his sinuses arid llie tubes hat jiars fr;m the nose into the car frcm being infected by con- aminatcd water. Of great imppr- nnce, too, is keeping warm. A'ni- nals thai swim h;uc a thick layer it. fat or blubtrer but the average uimnn being tries to avoid 'that kind of i.n ac'ciimillation. In children who devehped tn- cctipiis cf the ear wftli subsequent iiflam'mations cf Hie memu'ranes oyc'ring the br.iin, sulfantlamWe va's found to be life-saVing. Before the dciclopmcnl of sulfa- nilamirte seven out cf eight caseb >f thjs kind died. In a mere re- c'nt scries ot 15 consecutive cases inly four o! Ihe 15 died. The lime since Ihe development it this product has been short but heady the doctors are learning thai sulfanilamidc can step in tec- lion. Now they must determine n'ofc long to keep on giving the sulfnnilamide so that the Infection may be completely controlled before the product is discontinued. Since I Ills drug is potent, and may cause harm If wrongly ndmln- islerctl. it is desirable to discontinue administration just as soon as the infection is actually under "control. older, however, Test your knowledge of correct Sfldial usage liy answering' lln- folfrm-hip questions, then checking .against Ih'c aiilli'oritativc answers tielow: 1. When, a telephone .is answered by "Hello", is it polite to suy "Who is this?" 2. How should a business ivomun give her name to a secretary? 3. When making a business telephone rail,-is it important, to make it .as brief as possible? 4. Should a business man haye his secretary put a call through, and then keep the other person waiting? 5..Is il.eood 'manners for iv I lo make "cute" remarks lo a telephone, operator? What would you ilo if— You are a working slrl widi a grcjil ninny frivmls'. M'oiiltl yiui— (a) lincoiiragc them to call ynti at the office? (b) Encourage friein (11 (dciilione •y(»ii nt your hnnic? (c) Call tlic.ii; at tlicir heart disease appeared i:i 25 per cent of Uhem. in a considerable niiniber rheumatic fever returned. Most, important for these children is, continuous observation by a doctor. Control of the symptoms, as spgn as they appear, may make the difference between life and death. W.hy Eady Diagnosis Of Tuberculosis? "The one most discouraging thing that I know is that people, and many physicians for that matter, become alarmed About 'tuberculosis uhcn it is far advanccdr UTiles a ffcll-knb'n-n suna'torium •superintcndenl. "The reasdn that so many thousand.? of people must 'die with tuberculosis lies in the .lack ; 6f early diagnosis. I have talked ii and talked it and lalkc'd It until I feel like saying as Jc- su's dirt. 'Father, forgive ih'c'ni. they know not what they do.' If the public coulcl be aroused to ac- livily,. and then If this iivte'resi could be sustained into continued activity, we could accomplish as much In the nest twenty 'year.? in tuberculosis work as will be accomplished iii btir present system of Indlflerencc and lethargy in the next 200 years.' 1 fearly 'tuberculosis Is found by the tuberculin 'lest a'iid X-ray, mit .1. No. Ask for Ihe person you w-ant. "2. "This is Miss Wylie." 3. Yes. 4. No. he should be ready lo talk the moment the other person is on- the wive, 5. No. .Best "What Would You Uo" solution—Cb). Ton Years Ago Today May 23, 1S29 Mrs. George W. IJarham c'uler- talncd with a Japanese party last night, in honor ot her daughter, Miss Gladys Barham and the members of the graduating class of Blythevllle. High School. James Bomar returned yesterday from DCS Moines, In. Hr> purchased an airplane and flew it, home. Mrs.. Myrtle M. Boiirland and Mrs. .Willie M. Cox .accompanied Mr. J. A. Bass lo Memphis yesterday. Mrs. Bass who has been in' Memphis 'for treatment, returned home with them last cveiilnp Friends will be glad to know thai Mrs. Bass' condition is improved Oscar Fendlcr. Manila was clebl- ed president of the University of Arkansas Menorah Society at its annual meeting in Little

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