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fAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1933 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THB COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS ' 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor a W. HA1N2S, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Little Rock. Published Every Atternoou Except Sunday. Entered its arcond class matter at the post olll « at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress Oc-, tober 9, 1017. Served by Uic united 'Press. SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier in une City of BlythevlUe. 15o per week or $6.60 per y car ln advance. By mall within a. radius of 50 miles, J3.00 per year Jl 60 for six months. 85c lor three raonUui by mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, J6.50 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 oer year, payable In advance. _ Meeting an Emergency Decision of the I'cdcn.l to spend 5400,000,000 to provide employment during December Hiid, January for -1,000,000 men menus llisil a considerable amount oC money will be "wasted." It will be wasted in the sense that it will not be spent as wisely or us economically as it would be if time wcic taken to investigate the soundness of each project and to obtain bids on each piece of work. It will not be waste:!, however, if it achieves' its purpose, which is lo prevent a repetition of the widespread distress and demoralization that the last two winters brought to millions of victims of the depression tnul their families. It is for the beneiit of the unemployed that this motley is to be " spent, and if they receive the benefits that are inic-iuled it will not tiutlu: a great deal of difference it some of them are paid for. doing work that mitfht be done more elficientiy or more economically in some other way or at some .other lime. ; . There will be talk of graft and of- politics in connection with this program, and undoubtedly some of both will enter into il. It would hardly be possible to spend so largo a sum in so short a time without the development, of minor leaks. But if we keep ; our . eyes on the main K"'d we need not •worry much auuiil them. We arc fighting a war to beat depression. Time is an important factor, and if time does not permit use of all the safeguards which should be thrown about the expenditure of imblie' money we must simply do the best we can without them. The patriotism of the state and local officials, on. whom in the last analysis the rusponsibility re.-'ts, should be adequate protection against any gross abuse of the great authority granted them in this emergency. Praise 1'or Woodin Observers at Washington do not expect that Mr. Woodin will i-cturn fo active duty as head of the Treasury Department. .Meanwhile, it i.s worth while to call attention to (he very veal, service that 11 r. Woodin rendered his country. The first days of tho present administration were cxlrcmelv dark. The OUT OUR WAY i BE "MINE, DAHLINK. x L'HOVE- YOU. MY HAWT 8LEED9 FOR YOU ! O WOO DON'T TORTURE ME LIKE THEM'S TH' KIND SHE EXPECTS ME TO GO TO 1 WHEN I HAVE TO GO \WlTH HER -~- THEY GAG ME I banks bad closed, inosl ol' us were . running nrouiul in circles trying to figures out what was coming next, and the prophets of despair were proclaiming dial Uic whole business was uljout to conit; down about our ears. Hut tlown at Washington there was a smiling, graceful little man who drifted buck and forth between the Treasury Department a"cl the White House as if the sky were blue anil cloudless. Whatever else Mr. Woodin did, lie nt least helped to i|uict our fears. 11 WMS impossible In look ac his cheerful, elfin ligurt: 'vilhout i'eeliu;: that maybe things weren't as had M we thought. •Mr. Woodin did a very valuable bit of work in those dark days of last March. Let it be renipribered to his credit now. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Saving the Farms The value of the work of the "forest army" i.s familiar lo everyone by now. What is not realised so often, however, is the fact that n good deal of this army's work i>: conwrlal only indirectly with forests. Right now a considerable number of the forest army lads are at work on an ambitious scheme for preventing further loss of soil through erosion. In southeastern Ohio, for example, ten can'ips are at work on this job. Streams which traverse country which formerly was wooded, but which now is under cultivation, tend to form gullies, or washes, which become progressively larger euc^i year. As they grow larger, they carry away increasing <[iian- tities of farm land. The forost army is building checks, diiins, and the like to keep such streams under control. Good farm land is no longer to be carried downstream to the' Gulf of Mexico. The forest army, designed to save the forests, i.s also helping to save the fanner. Aluminum Pots Safe as Any * Scientific Tests Demonstrate BY DK. MOKRIS HSUBEIN , Editor, . Journal' of the American! Medical Association, ard of ' the Health You needn't be disturbed over Ihe , cries of sraie alarmists that the aluminum pots and pans you use In the kitchen aro harmful to your health, or that the alum In baking powder makes the use o! thai ingredient dangerous. As n matter of fact, there Is hardly enough hurmful material ccokcd out of aluminum utensils, or contained in baking powder, to harm even a fly. Because of the commercial interests involved, and the cry that hat been raised by misguided or prejudiced persons, chemists have given increasing study to aluminum and its etlects upon th'c human system. Lately, new methods have been devised for detecting the amount of this substance other materials. in foods and .tails have shown that they might rat as much as one two-hundredth of an ounce of aluminum every clay for a long time without revealing any disturbance. Moreover, further experiments thaw that some aluminum is present as a natural constituent of a fjood many cereals, vegetables and fruits. • * * The axeragc person eats nbout 12 milligrams of aluminum dally. You can get an idea of how tiny this amount u when I tell you that there are 3C.ST an ounce. Yet five of the 12 milligrams you eat dally are a natural constituent of the foods. The college students, on ',he otiier hand, ale 200 milligrams—about iSOth of an ounce--of aluminum CHURCH EXCUSES By Geo. W. Bulum Dear Aunt: 1 just know you must get avv-l fully tired having me say howl Archibald and I appreciate yourl nice long letters, so full of news! and advice, and when they hap-| pen lo be a day or so late, Archibald says Us just, too bad forl ix»r me. We think you shouldl CO right on and sing your sotol every service legardless of what! r.ny of tliein .-ay. and as to thcl ;T.c'.cr,--!:; *:::?•'-•; :•: net aayingl anything after accepting your tii-l ble hospitality two or three times! n week though Archibald says oncl can't blame him as you ore suchl a wonderful cook. We think youl are tlie most wonderful woman! daily for a considerable period]'» the wolld - There arc so man*,! without experiencing any bad re- • '"'a* you can do. So we say gel .. . ... .. .?_,. ____ ., rui it, alnnc mr*» pt. Ihnm crl hr.iyf "You'll have to fix dinner, again." We have worn mamma out Investigators have found (hat when neutral foods, that Is. foods hcving no acid or alkaline reaction, nre cooked In. aluminum utensils, hardly any of Ihe metal is removed or dissolved in the food. However, acid juices may remove up to 13 pans In a million from nc\v aluminum pans ;mu Ui> to three times as much from old, ciark pans. If you ate a large amount, say Icui pounds, of slewed fruits and nothing else, you would have consumed something less than one two-thousandfri of an ounce of aluminum. Experiments on university stu- sulti. And they took more than 20 limes ns much aluminum dally a/i the average person gets. These investigations show the folly of the attacks that have teen made on aluminum by misguided chemists and promoters, .'.ome of whom make (heir claims on the basis of health appeal. Remember that no such statement is of value unless It is supported by adequate evidence and unless it comes from a person u-ho u.iiy tc considered an unbiased authority in the field concerned. Coffet Bottle Cut Throat LAKE PRESTON, S. D. (UP)—A bottle of coffee exploded in Sam Olson's hands recently and cut Ills trhoat and face. He was heating the stoppered bottle over a fire. right, along aiul let them criticize! as much as they please lor as I Archibald says— it requires verjl little brains to criticize, esiKciallil in church wons. Of course, oncl must admit [hai twenty— or evcr.l fifteen— years is a long lime foil to, congregation to lisien tame solo' sung by the same i>!.'j son two and three times cactj week. From the, remarks you sa>| i>. great many of them made! Lbout the qulvor In yoiir voice! maybe you hail better not sinfl for a while and give your voeaJ chords an opportunity to quiell t'own. If not this, perhaps you* could sq'e some specialist. Use of rouge and lipstick air.omj girl pupils less, than 10 yours oil age is forbidden by educational! authorities of Prague. 1 luvcn't lime lo die. —Di'. Clmvlulle Davenport of Philadelphia on her 100th birthday. Great Britain Shy Of Aviation Records LONDON. (UP)— Great Britain does not hold a single recognized world air record. Of the 101.,'iu't records officially recogriiz/d by "the Federation Acronautique Interna- tionale, Great Britain did hold one, that for speed over a 100 kilometer course. It was held' bv Flight Lieutenant Boothman, wteii he won in the Schneider Cup races in 1931. but this was captured by the Italian aviator Cassinelli on Oct 8 1933.. The records comprise many sc- ries in which performance combined with t!ie carrying of specified loads Is ihc consideration. An analysis shows that' there 'are: three absolute world records—speed, height and distance; 19 balloon records; one airship record; 20 aeroplane records; 17 light aero- plane records; 18 seaplane, records; 13 light aeroplane ' records; three helicopter records; seven-records for women. 1INKNJCWN By Laura Lou BROOKMAN JIMa.X IIKRK TODAY (In n Aiorm? November evealajr I1.VV1I1 IIA.XMSTBK *ice!« » liri'My litunj Rtrl nod ofTcri her n 11(1 In ike cnb In irklck he II rlilliitf. Her hnnribac «pe» ••< hr Mrfi n revolver tanlde. Next moraine IJnnBUter ren<» thni TItACY KIKC. orcheilra lender, haa been [oand dead IB M|« nrnrtnicDt. 1'ollre are aeareh- 'n^ fur nn u unlcnntrn blond.** who vinllril Kins Ihe •Ickt bctore. llniinltilrr. rrnirmhrriliB; the Kirk In the Inilrnb. Ik p«»led. Mr >rea krr nj^nla Iknl nora- fni;. 'I'br elrr Irlla blai her anme I. JL'f.llTT FIllNCB and .irror. *ltF knnira nolhlnc of the Mar* ilrr. She lieR« llnonlxtcr to help brr ntid he a^ree*. lie Kor-V tti nee hla old frieadi JIM I'AXTON. c.lhor of the Trt- inont l'o»r. nnrl nrrancjea to work I:TI Ihe Kin£ inuriler ence for Ihe !''>•?.• l.nrer lie velurna In the Jiitlcl <o »re Juliet FroMve aod lenrn» ,he nrv. dl.onteared. " B ""' •"• tn in ' "u L* " '" '» ""» T i, Tiert. flncta I like (o knock Mary of England. over poliremcn. —Queen The fnith that other nations liad in our mil- ilary equipment in 1914 suved us from becoming involved in the World War. —President, Edmund Sclmlthcss of Switzerland. * * * The nation still hns time to choose between n guided recovery and an nnguided revolt. —1'rcsident Glenn Frank of the University of Wisconsin. * * * Men are often called upon to admire spec- t,ic!i:i involving not only force but brute violence. This is contrary to Christian education t,s well ns- the sentiment. 1 : of human dignity and purity. — Pope Plus XI. + * ¥ When I undertook this Job it was just like mounting the guillotine on a bet that the ax wouldn't work. —Gen. K'igh S. Johnson. * * » I dt> not know just \vliy,, tunl can't explain il, but this country csm us home to everyone. —Jose Iturbi. Spanish pinnis'.,. U. S. Advertising Men To Attend Paris Meeting PARIS (UP~Fift?en hundred American delegates will attend the International Advertising Congress to be held here In June, accord- ins to M. Charles Mnillnrd, president of the French "Chnmbrc Syndicate de la Publicite." Gilbert T. Hodges, president of the Advertising Federation of America, on a recent visit here promised M. Maillard that he could count upon American advertising men taking active part in the 1934 congress. Hodges will present the French invitation to the Advertising Federation ' of America, and its ac- eptnncc is practically assured be- orelmnd. . ' By Williams de Gams s3-ilsa-_ round. Cape of GQO& Hope. Hew York Historical Society, founder. BLOOIE — BLOOIE ' GALLUP - GALLUP! GALLOLLUP' BLAM—BLAMl THOSE ARE THE KIND HE PICKS WHEN WE GO TO A MOVIE — At.'D THEY GAG Ml-. « WHO WAS EDITH CAVC.L? WSJEGWEUBKST PPOOUCVG GOLD V.'KEISTPEUS? WHV MOTHERS G£T.6RAv\ .NOW tin fix WITH TIII5 CHAPTER X gANN'lSTKH (bought tho woman iniisi have mistaken him for someone else, lie said, "Why, yes. ol cours- but-" Sh*! liad halted directly before him. Sue wore small red Jewels screv.-ed lo the lobes ot her ears and :n siio talked the jewels shook, catching the light and reflecting it. At Hie throat of her sweater suit she wore a sparkling broach which might have been a diamond. The suit appeared to bo a trifle tight for her short, round figure. lier utirui hair had been curled until it hnd a fueled, frizzed look. Vet. la e-nlte or these details, she lind * cart f,t prettiness. Once. iiamilsfr,- was sure, sho had been very p?rt;y. "I want to talk to you." she told him firmly, "about this murder. Vou're a deleclive. aren't you? Well. I've got something to tell joi::" "[;-it—cr. you see—" "I'm Mrs. Kcn:ie!»ec." tho woman Introduced lierfclf. "Mis. Hnsscii Kcunebcc. My apartment is on the seco:«l floor. We'd better go up ilicrc: (here's no place to talk Move." "Incuse me. Mrs. Kennclec.".'.cr InUl her firmly, "but I'm from 'You're a 'detective, aren't JOB?" Jit III up 10 • and c.\r- r • wo. .yK.I ; to \.*\f I lace on their backs. The rest ol the furniture appeared to Bannister—who knew nothing whatever cZ periods in decoraiins — t» be French. Louis-something or other, ha guessed. The furniture was small and delicate with much hand carving. There /were pictures on tbe wall—too many ot them—hung tasseled cords. A tall irotber." Mrs. Kennebec went on. 'Has anybody aaid anything to •ou about thoso two?" • • a. RANNISTER said that Ihey nad cot. He bad stopped twisting not a detective: " Tiic woman drew back. "Not a ros " ' an '-P "I"*' a fringed shade. Two otl ' er lt "?P s - one >nau»« eni . detective:" she exclaimed. "Why. I 0 " 0 °' Parcliment. Thero were in- the icleiiliouc operator said yoii i numcrarjlo small ornaments — dec- worc! She said you and Mr. Link 1 oratcd boxes, Ellt »nd lace trimmed n-ere up in noor. Mr. King's apart- ii:»nl You wore will] Mr. Link, weren't you? 1 san- you get out of pillows, Cgurinea, .bowla and vases of brass and brigut-colorcd glass. Everything looked • feminine, not UK- elevator toselher." Sho drew i nrticularly taateful. and eipcn- - - •• • - ' .• . . Mrs. Kennebec sank to one ot the chairs. /Sit there, v . ebe said, Indicating th> mauyc silk divan. "It's more comfortabia for a man. And you can sraok.8 It you like I'm a widow, Mr,- Bannister, and 1 like to sae men comfortable." Sbe pushed an ash tray In (he o.ick. syciiiB ninnlster sharply. •Whai do you mean," she dc- iimnrte.l. "sayin; you're not a dotccllvc: 1 * Well, lie had told her the trulh. And be was rcore than a little rnnous io hear what she had to "My name is Uanulsler." lie her. "Yes. I've just come from investigating— " The womnn sijhcd. "Then that's . all ilie belter." she said. "Conic on : " They pained tho second floor by I mean* of Ilie Etalnvay whlcli. as Link voiiitcu out. was just back o( the cl-vator. Mrs. Kenucuec led down a corridor, paused teforc a door and Inserted a key. "This Is where 1 live," slio said. "Come In." • • a open door revealed an or- natclj decorated living room. riz« It was almost Idenllcal with Hie room IJanulatcr had ciamlncij on U;e door above but there was other ilmilarlty. over- U'.fir.l di\ao 4nd chair upholstered auve jstla »ore squ»r«» oj Kill's rOTins.- Dul I'm not with shape- of a green flsh toward h|m Ihe police department. The truth i Bannister drew a package 0 I'm doing a little—er, special [cigarets from, a 'pocket, offered them to Mrs. Kennebec, but ih declined. He •attracted one tor himself and lighted !L He wag beginning to wonder how this Interview would turn ont. "You had something lo tell ins;" he-asked. "Yes, I have. It's about this murder—I" Tho woman leaned forward nnd the Jeweled car rings shook violently.- "I wasn't here when It happened," she went on. 'I'vo been In Chicago and 1 just got back this afternoon. I wasn't hero when tho detectives wero asking mirslior.3 c£ everyone and that's why I wanted to talk to youi You see there's something I think the police ought to know!" She paused dramatically. "It's about Melvina Hollliter aa<S JJ he match In his fingers, was listen ng Intently. "I didn't think they had," tho woman continued with an I-toId- you-so '.lod of tho head. "Every )u>- around here's too scared! Brit I'm not. And there's plenty that's queer been going on. I think It's time the police should know about It seemed a lengthy preamble and Bannister was beginning to grow restive. But in another instant that rcsllvenesa was gone. "If you're » detective, young nun—or a special investigator or whatever you call it—you'd better find out where Melrina Holllster was last night when she said tha she wasn't at homo. You'd belter llnd out about the tongue lashing she gave Tracy King and how she swore she'd have him out of thi hotel or know tho reason why You'd better find out nbout thos crazy goings-on at the cemetery— "The cemetcryl" Bannister couk not conceal his amazement. "That's what I said," Mrs. Ken nebec went on emphatically. "Per scnally 1 think the woman's out o her head. Did you ever hear o a sane person having a rcgula funeral for a canary bird? Bur; Ing itjn a real cemetery wilh flow ers bought from tho florists an hafins a special bo* made llko casket for itf "Just a minute!" Bannister In tcrruptcd. "Whoro does tho canar bird como Into this!" "It wasn't th« canary bird th: mcnt one day last week. The biru vas In the cage and tile eat jumped aud kuoc!;cd the cage over. 6Iel- vina heard the noise anil ran into he room but vlieo she got there .ho bird was dead. "Well. sir. she threw a fit! Had iiysterlca. Matthew - that's her '| >rother. who lives with her—bad o call a doctor and It n-as hours before they could quiet her. Crazy about that bird. Melvina was. Thought more of It, 1 declare to joodncss, than she does ot her j| brother. As soon as she was able o get out of bed she went up to Tracy King's apartment a rled oa something terribti Kiug said he was willing for the bird but that only madt'c lier worse. She said, the cat bad to he chloroformed. 1 guess that made Sfr. Kins mad anil they had It out, hot and heavy. Everybody on the third floor could hear them. Finally the manager had to go up and make them stop. • • • «4 * FTER that Melvina had Hie little casket made and put tho bird In it. She bought (lowers from the florist and she and Matthew drove out to the cemetery and they had a regular funeral for the bird. Melviua told altom It afterward. And she told me herself, that she vas going tn see iliat ±. Tracy Kins was put out of this hotel. She Eaid he kept a 'vicioas pet' and besides that lie hart :-a many late parties and mode so much noise she and llatthew couldn't get any rest." "But you don't honestly think." annister said in a tone ot dis-Le- ef, "thnt tbis Miss Hollister could ive been tho one who killed ing? Not just because of a dead nary bird:" "I tell you that bird meant more her than her own brother. Why. 'er since it died she's been going •ound with her eyes red. artiua ke she'd lost her last friend." 'But surely—" '1 think she's crazy." Mrs. Ken- ebec said with pursed lips. "And •azy people will do anvtbm.t;. tclvina Hollister's crazy ss J|i 'On. I don't say she dirt It'fl.t do say the police should know bout all this. Don't you think so?" "Why, yes." said ftanntslcr so- erly, "I do." Ho asked a number of questions icn, whether .Mrs. Kennebec had card the nnarrcl between Mips lolllstcr and King, whether she ad heard the woman mako any cliherate threats. Mrs. Kennebec, pressed for efinilo answer, had not. Hill tbe lory ot the quarrel was all over ho hotel, she Insisted. She described Miss Ifolllslcr as a woman whose age must be wel )vcr 60, tall, slim, rather torliid ng-looklog. Matthew, she said came in. It was tho cat. Th rjnoer looking one they call Raja Tracy King's cat, yon. know, cam* Into - ta« Holllitar's, apar vas understood to be somewha oungcr. They had lived at the •helby Arms ever sinco II had been built. It was understood that thi lollisters had s considerable amount ol money, all ot which was Mclvina's hands. Mrs. Kennebec would have talked longer but Bannister glanced at his watch and said he must leave, lie promised that bo would report wlm Mrs. Kennebec had told him to Captain McXeal. Ha left tho hotel a few moments later, walked a block and caught a street car. As he put a band in his pocket to draw out the fare he touched something, remembered the object he had picked no/jn Tracy King's bedroom. He had an opportunity lo Inspccl sinco. Bannister dropped Into a teat and took from his podiet the ou- lons bit of cardboard. .(To Be C«ntlnu<MJJ

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