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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUB BLYJ'HKVILLE, (AKK.)i .COUB1BK NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 0, 1935 THE BLYTHEV1LLE CQUBIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLWHWB 0. R, BABCOOK, MitOT ft W. HALNBS, A$vejtlslO«-M»n»«f" Sols National Adyert|*M>B peprt«!H»ttv«! Arkansas Dailies, Ino,,'- New -York,- ObJ(*(o, Detroit, St, Lculs, Dalla^ tcansas pity, published Even- Affotnopn Exwpt Entered as second claw 'matter at the post office Rl Blythevllle} Arkansas, under act of Congress, pc- lober 0, 1917. . Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION IUTES 5Sv carrier In the Cliy ot BlyttievUk, I5c per week, or 56.60 per year. In advance, By mall, within a racms o[ 50 miles, $3.00 per year $150 /or six months. B5o Joi three months', by null In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, 16.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, »10.00 per year, payable In advance. The Governor's Plan The best thai can be said for Governor Kulrell's omnibus "luxury" 'I"* proposal is that it is a slight improvement over the retail sales tux which the general assembly has been debating, which is indeed fain I praise. It is a better plan because it docs ' not tax the common necessities—food and clothing—and because most ot the items it taxes are of the kind Hint Arkansas people would continue to buy in Arkansas despite the tax rather thai; turn to mail order or other out of slate concerns. At the same time the governor's program would impose an all but intolerable nuisance burden upon the public and, upon business, would seriously menace certain lines of business, and wonld involve an extensive and expensive collecting organization. • It- has been suggested that tiie ttov- crnor put forward his plan as a bluil' to force the legislature into enactment of the sales tax. That 'may be true. But it seems to us that before voting for- either measure members of the legislature sho'ild give careful consideration to two •questions: 1.—Is the nearly §7,000,000 wjhich the governor asks needed? and 2.—Is the need, if it exists, sufficient to justify such ^additional taxation? It is not difficult to make out a case for the need, for $7,000,000 or a'much 'larger sum. 'But-such need is largely a reflection of the same economic conditions which make doubtful the wisdom of attempting to raise it by taxation. We in Arkansas cannot tax away our difficulties. That may work in some states where there are large concentrations of wealth. But it will not work here. Our job is to create the wealth we need through labor and the development of our resources and' that task is not facilitated by increasing tax burdens. , Arkansas is just about at the bottom of the list of states in per capita wealth. It is just about at the top in per capita indebtedness. When an individual finds the margin between his obligations, and his resources sharply narrowed he has no choice but to deny himself things which his more fortunately situated neighbors may regard a s necessities. It is no different as respects a -state. Esaing the Way to Death As long us capital punishment lasls-— wliieli probably will be a long, long time—the authorities will have trouble tvyfflg to <i cc M e Wni ^ is t' lc m ° 5 '' ' 1U " mftiie way of treating a condemned criminal during his final days on earth. Gov. Bibb Graves of Alabama has adopted the policy of not letting condemned prisoners know until the hist moment that their final appeals for clemency have failed. His idea is that such a man might just as well have the benefit of hope, up to the last possible minute. The shock of learning that the last hope is gone will be painful whenever it is received, and Governor Graves thinks it kinder to postpone U. Many people will disagree with this theory, emphatically. But the point is thai capital punishment is a cruel process, at best. You can't be so very humane with it, no matter what you do. Governor Graves at least deserves credit for-good intentions in the matter. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark If For Beebc Why Not For Every School And Town? When the 1033 legislature reinsert to up-, inopilate operating funds for (lie three junior stale schools, It, may have .seemed Uuil llic Glide hntl put a stop to ii |>olicy on which It should never hiive embarked, nut with former Senator W. II. Ablngton of Bccbc on the floor of the' seniitc Hint tody passed. W to (i, 11 bill by Sennlor Hardy, Dr. Abington's tuc- ceisor, for the further maintenance of the Becbe nfillluttpn. H would receive \iutler this bill $0,100 from Ihut part, of Urn dyiirclic lax building fund heretofore ullollcd to Ihe Menu agricultural .school. If tlio li(sisli<(jiirc <|!s loj appropriate (or Bcebe, why not for the school at Harrison, which mis established In [he same year under the same act and likewise cut. olT the appropriation roll In 1033? Why not, for Menu? Wily not for H additional district schools provided for In Hint same legislation, which has never been repealed or amended? There vvus it warning for nil \vilh cars to hem- it, hi the written explanation offered by Senator Ward ot Lee lor .his Yes vote on Hie Becbe appropriation. He said he hopes "sufficient money will lie found some day" to establish n.similar school at Marianna. Thill will continue' to be n mUunil hope for every city nnUI It Is.miulc plain that this business of passing nroiiiKt stale-supported district, schools hns been pcnnaiicnlly slopped. —Arkansas Gazelle. &:^iW^-\^i^:m^»lf/&. 'You keep me caged up here as. though I were a canary." March and April Are Worst Months of Year for Measles I1V J)U. MOliltlS I'lSHBKIN l^lilnr, Journal uf the American Medical Association, and of Hy- llic Health Coats and vests? plioocyl No market for Ihcm. But, pants! Half the world needs Iliein. I can Mil 'cm anywhere. I'm n benefactor. —Kenneth McCalUim, sentenced In Chicago as pants theft specialist. * t t Yi\u , cnn rest; t\Siin«i y«il llw iJiunue quintuplets are npt going to be put on exhibition to the detriment of Ihcir health. —Mitchell Hepburn, Onlnrlo premier. * * * Yon can't rcgiilnlc thieves in llic utility business. All you can rio Is supplant, them with govcvinncnt ownership. —Rej). Mniivy Maverick (Dem., Texas). * * * I have never been able to bring myself lo tee that Die United States had any right to BO into the retail business. —Federal Judge W. I. Ornbb, Birmingham. months (or measles, In Illinois, 2500 new cases ol measles were reported in the third week In February—the highest mark Ihus far reached Ibis year. Measles also is especially prevalent at this lime in Wisconsin, Iowa, ntiil Kansas. Measles has been called Hie commonest of all infectious diseases. It appears in all climates and affecls all races. It is likely lo be less prevalent In rural districts than in Ihe cities, because il-spreads from one person to another. Although measles usually attacks children. It occasionally attacks adults also. This is particularly the case in sparsely inhabited areas, such us tropical islands and northern Canada, where tire disease is less likely lo attack in infancy. During un epidemic of measles in Labrador, most of the cases occurred among grown-np people, including some from 50 to 60 years of age. While Ihe cause of measles is not rlcfinilrly .known, the condition is cognized as infectious and may be ansferrcd Irom one person to an- hcr by injecting the blood fron i infected person to one who ii it infected. ' The characteristic sign of measlc. thr eruption which appears on ic skin about the fonrlh day iiially on Ihe back of the neck am ihinrt the curs, and then spreading OUT OUR WAY By Williaim, IIUGIN HRIIU TOriAV O.\M: in:.M)i:iiso.v, ureter n&d *:l, uurliN In it fcllk mill. Site rLuil Lcr 10-yttir-olil rtrallter, I'llll,, ituliliort tbtlr InT/ilTil fAllier. srj:\'i; >M:VI:IIS. irim ui.o ivorliK lit Ihu mill, n'k.i Onlo to iiinrrr lilin. Slic dch>}'» elvlot; Itcr imk\tvr. (,'tife K'>c* %U[|lhiK, Urenka lliroiiKh Ihu Ice inn} IK rctuueil 1,1 IIM1A.V U'K.S'lMOHi;, uliuae rulliur, naiv ileud, Imllt the mill. Itrlini lulu UDIIIU Jio;uc ufltr t\vo >ojirM In I'jirTh, rcllily tu (lllie Ula lijiu'e In llic mill. VICHY TllATCIIISH, tlnu^htrr .il UOIIUKT 'i llA'lClllcn, t-cucriil tnliiiiiKfr of {lie uilll, uelipuiv« to flilillvule tlrl:iu. She Mccfl Miu ^vhli Citle n^itl Is furlau*. COIL- IrlvInK to meet Cute, Kite tplls her Ihut nlic (Vicky) ftnj llrfim tin* enK"Kf'l to I'e iniLTrled. Gule, J«-llevIi!tf llrlnn lina littn nunutnij; lilliisi'lt lit IUT C.VIICUKU, {H 'Iceply ?iurl. Sljc re(un«< to aee bliu iiBtil". llrliin, trying to- forget Gllle, turn, to Vielii'. I'hll InhCM Ll» JnTj. Coinlrr^ lianie nflcr n «enrcli f«>r ^vork, lie en,. ,t«r» Ell VUUEL. ivitli hll rrleii,l». STHOUDI3, mill «l,ESi"ry.» TlKTC l« n ktrcel flgfit In ivhlrh ullivrt, Join. Tlicu n euii !• nrcil. KO\V 00 OX WITH TUB STOIIY CHAPTlSft. XLII rpimnn was an lustnnt of paraly- •"• sla, and then frcuny. A bub- bub ol volcca. Men with slartlDi) oyea and stunned faces. A sense of tragedy, electric, coutagtouB, ID tlio air. Someone shouted, "Ho'3 killed him!" and, as though nt a Blgnal, the spell was broken. Joe GUlaspio Bhovcd n barrlcaa- A POLICEMAN shouldered triS| "• way Into tlio crowd. "What's tlio trouble!" ho demanded, and then, seahiB the figure, on tho sidewalk, added a sharp exclamation. Tt'a Ed Vogel," Stroudo told him. "And thla la tho Jollow who shot him." "I didn't!" Phil's protest '.7aa lost. The doctor was pushing through llic crowd, issuing orders for the onlookers to sland back. Tho doclor knelt on the sidewalk, clipped an acni uuder the crumpled body. His verdict came crisply a moment later, "llo's allvo," ha an' nouuceil. "Can't tell how bauly lio'a hurt. We'll havo to gel him lo tho hospital ao Goon as possible, iomcbody give mo a hand—" Volunteers stepped forward. The doctor tool! charge efCcicnlly, qu y. In 10 minutes an ambulance .lad arrived and Vogel was lilted insiuo. Uis eyes remained closed Thoro was a 'dark stain on the front oE hia coat, A woman's voice rose, weeping hysterically, as tho ambulance set off down tho street At n distance Slroude's coinpan Ion, *'Lcfty," was saying to the policeman, "Sure, I saw him! This guy cud Vogel hail tills argument The fellow got ugly and VoBel le him have. It. He was gettln' 111 best of it when this guy pulled Hi to the front, ol the face, the trunk, and tbe thighs; the palms and the soles of the feet arc usually the last ... i In be directed. March and April are the worst | Tills eruption usually liusl.s about iree days, but sometimes as long s eight. In a few cases it may ap- rear suddenly and disanixjiu- on the nine day. Tile chief danger is not from the itself. b\it fvotu the cotvt- ilicatlous which aired cars, eyes, nd. most of all, the chest. Fatali- ics occur more from pneumonia ml tuberculosis which follow, than he measles itself. The highest number ol dentils 0:- urs in infancy. After the age of 1C, llic number of deaths from neasle.s is very low. Nowadays we . have a specific ictliod.of treating measles. It involves use of seuvm of the blood taken from a person who lias recently recovered from the disease. In prevention of measles, this se- vum may be injected into the body, :o give the person who receives it the protection allorded by the resistance of Ihc person who has liad the disease and recovered. Use of this serum is especially recommended in cases of infants and children below 3 years of ngr who were in contact with the disease, because the death rate is highest tit this age. The convalescent scrum used for children also is recommended in orphan asylums and inslitiilions of various kinds, where children arc crowded together and in which measles, once It appears, may spread rapidly. Ing shoulder aside and pushed hia way forward. "PiilH" ho cried. "Phil—1" But tho sprawling figure on Hie sidewalk was nol t'hll Henderson. A man on his kneea, benilius over the limp bmly, snlil, "Someone call a doctor. Tell him lo hurry!" Men woro trooping out of the pool hall now and lights flashed In nearby buildings. Tlio crowd In Uio street swelled, as llioiigb bv magic. Women's voices joined with men's. "What's happened?" "Did somebody lire a gun?" "Who was itV" Tho questions rose, Ghrill, excited, "It's Eil Vogel!" "WHAT?" I "Someone sliot Kil Vogel!" "Voeel—they say somebody's killed him." "Dirt you fiuil out what happened?" "It's VogoU SOMEBODY KILLUD UD VOGEL!" Phil Henderson stared stupidly at the man on tho sidewalk. "But —what was il?" lie asked. "I mean how—?" s ; The sentence was never finished. Phil turned as someone gripped his arm. It was Slrouile, Ills sly face distorted anil menacing. "Hero ho Is!" Slrowlo i;houlcd. "Don'l lei him gel away!" "liuL, Stroudo—!" "Grab him!" Tho other man's voice roso higher, "lie shot Kil VoKcl. lie's tlio one who diil it!" Tho look of amazement on Plhl's guti—- "But I didn't!" Phil protested "I haven't got a gun, I lell you! "Haveri'l, eh?" Tho policeman's hands, slappin Phil's coat pockets, cuconutore something bulky. Ho reached In sido, drew out a .38 revolver, had n dull black handle. Anyoii who had glimpsed Uio weapon I Slroudo'a pocket Iwo hours earlie would havo said It was the same. "So you haven't got a revolver!" I'll)I stared at tlio gun. he said, "I don't know whcro that cauio from. I've never seen H before. I swear to Cioil—I" "That's enough!" Iho policeman cut in gruffly. Come along. Eoth llicse fellows say they saw you shoot him. I Cound Uio gun on you. If Vogel dies It'll bo murder you'll bo charged with. Get ttiat? Murder!" "I3ut I loll you I didn't—!" "Get going!" Tbe policeman's club emphasized tbe order. Phil patted her anu. "Don't, Is," ho eald. "Don't take It that ay." "I3ut I can't help It. Tho Idea I yon hero—In a place liUo Ms-" "Never mini! tint," I'hll ealil ruffly. "I'll gel out of It somo ay. I don't want you worrying, eellng BO bad. I—I'm not worth All I do Is mako trouble for on—borrowing your money and ot paying it back, losing my job, citing arrested. It was had noiigh before, but now this!" "Don't!" Gale said. "That's not ruo, Phil." "Oh, R'a tma nil right. I'm iuat :o good." "Phil, please! Don't talk like hat." Ho went on, as though be tiad lot heard her, "The worst Is hav- as Dad know—" "IIo'll understand, Phil. He'll mow It wasn't your fault." Sho vaa patting bis hand soothingly, as though It were a ehlhl'B. said, "Everylbing's going^ to bo all right. We'll find a ivay—" ' "You haven't heard anything moro about Vogcl?" "They said he was Just the same." Phil's jaw set in a hard line. "It I only knew about that gun!" bo said. "Someone must have put It In my pocket when Die crowd was milling around. It ouly—" "You didn't notice anything?" "No! I didn't know anything about It until Ihe policeman pulled It out, I never saw that gun bo- foro In my life. How could and Stroudo have Been me shoot Vogel when I didn't have a gun?" "Tbey didn't see you. Of course, they didn't. But they're friends '- Voncl's ant] they've been sproad- .ng the story- that you ami Vogel Jail had trouble before. Oh, Phil, there must bo others who saw what happened, who know you didn't do il!" "There's Joe—I don't know aoout the others. It all happened In such a..hurry, I ccm'l remera- bcr exactly. I was waiting for Joo. and then Vogel came along and sail! Bomo things Hint made mo sore. Wo started fighting and some ot the others got into it. Vojid landed a couple of hard ODCS and 1 swung back at him—and all ot a sudden I heard the gun. Vogel looked sort -of funny and Just , , ,, , slumped down to Uio sidewalk, jail cell. Galo Henderson sat on ].•(,<,„. u , 0 n £xi tiling 1 knew, - faco turned lo panic, "liiil, 31 rou do, I didn't! You know I didu't shoot him. Why, we were just lighting—" "Listen, you can't get away with that. I aaw yon! Kveryiiody Here saw you. You killed Ed Vogel nail you'll hang for it!" T\m,L, light Biltcd through the single barred window of the Uio narrow' cot, her anmj around her brother. "Oh. Phil!" she said, her voico choking. "I was framed, Gale. I iliiln't ilo il!" "I know," Gale held n hnr.ilkcr- chief, already limp, to her eyes. "Of course, 1 Know you didn't do it. Anybody should kuow that. But, oh—il's go dreadful. What nro we going to do, Phil? YVIuit arc we going to llo?" "They soy f[ Vogc! dies—" Gale's shoulders moved convulsively. Her hand, on her brother's arm. lightened. "He's not lo get \vcll!" she cricil. "1 won't think ot anything c!sc—1 won't bcllerf, it. lie's—oh. he's got lo get well!" Rtromle liad crabbed rno and ho '' was yelling to everybody that I'd ' done it, tliat I'd stint Vojcl." A voice from the door Interrupted. "You'll have to KO now, Mlsa llc-nilerstSn. Time's up." "AH right." Gale got to her feet. Once- moro Eier arms went around her brother, pressing him cle^e. "Every-. Ihiug's going lo he all right," slia' assured him. She went out into Uie corridor and opcacd a door. Steve wag waiting for her. Oalo took one look at him and hurried forward. Slits aaifl, "Oil, Sieve, what's tup- pence!. Is it Vogel — ?" (To Ik' CoiuhnieiJ) The Editor'i Utter Box / IF YOU'D GROW YOUR MOUSTACHE LCM3EP., OR- SAY/ ARE YOU HE YOU RIGHT OMES. THW KIUDA LOOK LIKE VOUR'E JUST (SONJNJA SAY — ^ R-R-P.-REVENGE" BUT THINK OF .WASHIM'TOM, PA! HIS HAODA HAVE A SPRING IM 'EM,SO THeV'D OPEN! WITH HIS MOUTH . GITTIN' QOOD, MOW A DAYS- YOU. LOOK LIKE A— UH- WELL , T. HOPE 1 NEVER HAYE TO HAVE FALSE TEETH. LET'S DROP- CLICK-CLACK- TH' SUBJECT. CUCK: The Uniform Ncsoliafilc Inslrii- incnts Art :jlid the Times To the editor:! For mrmy years lie country's pnhlic and prlvntc cl)t has lie™ evidenced almost, 'holly hy notes, bonds and other ummcrcial paper called negotiable istrnmcnls. The debt volume may hevcfove he atUilratcd lo t'.w op- rations of (lie 30 page Uniform v'egoliafole Instruments Act which nil Ihe legislation Congress ;nicl he States have on the subject. II 5 a substantial copy of the Kng- i3h Bills of Exchange Acl adop- cd by the English Parliament in he year 1832 and hy moil il nol ill the British Dominions since. It was'not adopted In Arkansas until he year 1913 when the total rmh- lic debt of the Stole did not cx- cteri a million dollars. In Vhe first, year of Uio Act's penetration Into this country (18D71 the volume of negotiable nstruLiienl.s anil . Ihe promise lo :iay on lite face of paper money essentially the .same. Any artclilion- i! promise or agreement on Hit face of a negotiable instrument cndercd il non-ncgotlahlc. II made only an endorsed note a bankable note. A bank's exaction of security as by pledge or inorlgaEc if disclosed in Uie note, rendered it non-negotiable. Bank loans therefore were made exclusively on character and personal crcdll until it was legalized In iiie new i lection agency service was to llout law. The new law permits ttie ne-' the civilization quasi-currency built Instruments outstanding atom 10 billion dollars—now (1935) l!50 billion dollars. In 18D7 the money circulation was about 2 billion dollars—now S'i billion tlolliiri,. In 1B97 the country's wealth \vas nbonl. 70 billion dollars—now probably below ISO billion tioll.v.:.. Tiie negotiable instrument volume.'- glv- i:n nrc necessarily estimates he- anse dependable and complete tatlstics are. not, available. Npgo- lable instruments cloflge (heir own tntislfcs like they d;tlse Ih^ir own axes. Even Uie lusl gov. census of Ihe public debt nnricv- .tatcd by more than 3 million dol- ars the public debt ol County. Arkansas—the only totintv I have checked. The Old The old law generally in | 0 ic C lirloi lo 1897 invented ami cieatcc negollablc liistrunicnl*. ti made them as IncoiitcsliWe os fcdcra reeervc notes. It matte them payable or redeemable in any lawful money wllti even more certainty than paper money is redeemable in gold. It made them paw fron which fact exacted near maturities and rapid liquidation. Thus it riuloinaUnally supplied Uie ncces- sai-y elasticity lo an Inflexible currency. All these finalities constituted instruments negotiable under the old law a miasi-currency. The .\cw Lav The Uniform Negotiable Instruments Act pcrmiifl additional gcecments ou the faco of, or coi- ateral agreements to the ncgotla- ile instrument, cither as incon- cstible as tlio obligation to pay. Mortgage and pledge Instruments 'oveiinR any species of property rom the entire lax revenues ot i i slate to (lie family bed have qualities of negotiability and passi villi the dcllveiy of tiie bond or- icte containing them' or referring j o them. One of the results is that. endorsed name p.iper has practic- illy disappeared [rom bank poit- lolios. The new law favors rliitant maliiritles— ycui>. One listed railroad bond isiiio of 15 million dollars matures -loa vents liencc. The new law is indifferent to short maturities nnri rinick payment, or even payment hy Uie living. We do not pay for what, we get bill our children must pay lor whal they do not get. The nciv law permits the negotiable instiumcnl lo* contain a clause providing for the acceleration ol Its maturity, illus- Iraling the cflrci til this change: one agency continuing nearly 2 billion dollars o( ically moitgii?e loans of wliicii le,';. tii'iin 7o million dollars prindpa! manned in gotiablc instrument to contain a clause requiring the debtor to pay the excuses of collection and attorneys' fees, that is, the debtor iiiust- pay the creditor and his attorneys for selling him out. Such negotiable inslrumcnls can not substitute for money scarcity or money inelasticity. Mankind would have been amply served and bet- Ire served if such instrnmcnls had remained valid contracts as under the old law r which however denied them the qualities of negotiability. To prostitute negotiability to col- hronghout lite centimes of the old law's reign over all Europe and ill America. Conclusion We can not go back lo llic old law we defiled. The new law devours us. It may require a generation of trial and error to formulate substitute that will enable posterity to achieve the new destiny. No subslitule law can have the unanimous approval of the federal government, 48 stales legislatures, 48 state, governors am the couits of 48 states. It would implify tiie procedure io have Congress declare that upon delivery of,a negotiable instiumcnl to its first, holder in due course such instrument hu deemed quasi-cur- rency'iind subject to exclusive federal regulation a.s money, and, at the .same time, impose such u graduated circulation tax on quasi- currency hereafter issued, a.s may restore negotiability to the country's nionelai-y service. This would involve ho 'present change in the. Uniform Negotiable Insuumcms Acl. Clinton I,. Caldwdl, Manila. Ml:. OUR BOARDING HOUSE By Ahcrn hand to hand by mere delivery like money. H made the promise to pay on the face of negotiable 'sold clause the yeai-s 193t>. in^l aiirl 1W2 by selective accclci.ii ion of matin i- tles, collected in the same 3 period over 365 million dollars principal exclusive ol interest less IVtan I -3rd of \\h\ch collections of principal weir represented in forfeited realty. With the exception of 2 or S teaboaid States the never heard of WANT TO TELL YOU'LL HAVE TO 6O ON! A "DIET ! fV\Y WORD,YOULL. TO GO IM TO SOrAE T5EEN PUTTINi WE\CbHT,ANJ" AHM -POUN'DS CVAH 30CKEY WEIGHT, NOW !^fYiLiS'T3£ WHAT ' CH\TL\NS CA.WN "BREAD, AH CHESS, A^A IT \ — MY MAMMY HER TOLKES. IS ALL HtBBY WEIGHS 'BOLJT /

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