The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1933 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 21, 1933
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ARK.) COURIER NEWS ! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS QWWSR NayW9 <?O.. PUBLISHHW 0. R. BIBCOCK. Editor H. W. HAINE8, AarertUlng r National -Advertljlng RtpresenUUve*: Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. LouJi, D»ila», Kansas city, LltlK Published Enrv Alitrnoon Kxeept Sunday. • altered u Brcond class matter «t ,ie pott offlcr at DiythevUle, Ar, under net ol Coujrej* Oc- C.— totter «, !«]?. - • Served, by Ibe Vnlted Freu. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in toe City of aiythevllle, I5c per w«k or .MSO P*r year la advance. Bj mail within * radlua of 50 allies. 13.00 per jtar, (or eU mantlis. 85c tor three months; by mall in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, 1650 par year, in zones seven and eight, 410.00 oa year, payable In advance. Problems That Now Must B( Soloed It may seem a lonn d'stancc from the disappearance of the of the free land in the west to tho complexities of the alphabetical groups by which the present administration is trying to promote recovery and reconstruction. The connection, however, is very direct and strong. What is hap^tjiiing. is simply that we now nro tackling the problems from, which we ran away when they first were taking shape. We ran because we hud a western frontier to go to; lacking it now, we have to pitch in and try to solve the difficulties. These problems are ninny and varied, but most of them stem from the fact that it ! is hard to imil:-j a political democracy work smoothly in a land [•where economic jiowcr continually is concentrating itself in tho hands of a [ few. • * » That development— the tendency of irV.e$lth to coalesce-—is V-Ol n new thing. • In its* modern form it begun to appear directly after the Civil War; and the maladjustments which it brought to American society at that time wore profound .and disturbing. But the country at large did little or nothing to remedy matters. The / west was open, and any man wkoJtelt .that the cards were stacked against him could T move to the frontier and stirt- oyer again. •The open west was a safety valve which kept the national pressure down. '. As the 20tlr century 'dawned, the frontier vanished; anil immediately we began to feel the loss of our safety valve, -• Theodore Uoosevelt's fight against the trusts, tho rise of the La- Fpllette group in the Sen'ite, Woodrow Wilson's battle for "the now freedom" —these things all testify to tlie nation's effort to grapple with the issues it too long had ignored. jThen came certain diversions. The War took our mimis-, off these issues for warly a decade. Then came the skyrocket growth of mass production industry, symbolized by development of the auto industry, to provide a lempor- ; ary new safety valve. ; ; Those outlets, too, are fjone now. , And in the enormous complexities of OUT OUR WAY the Now Deal 'wo simply arc witnessing our final collision with the problems that should have been attacked two generations ago. We aren't engaged in it new light. We are wrestling with changes long overdue. —Bruce Cation. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, Embarrassing Question ... i *'i| Hi r, i- W.'IViH.I' i'H" i i' ii. <i l'- - >iV« i i'Jirn,'<IiiG9di),l.hb-i former 'scnnUinif]Ott> tirj,' .VpVpiKJp)'epajrYM' 1 oh'iic'' l iiit>re t 16' Rl iiW Interviewed at AIuinpliJH tiro 1 other day, Mr. Heed oxprcsHi'd grave 1 'doubts : iiljont the wisdom of the present monetary ixJlicy. i "We arc heading for trouble," he said. "What is to bcrome of the mil- lion.s who invested thoir honest earnings in bonds and note; 1 ? It will be well, lief ore people lalk of repudiation, that they know the results which will be visited on widows, old men, and every class of people." This is a perfectly .omul warning, and it is just as well that the dangers of inllntipn be emphasized while there 'is' time" to avoid them. Unfortunately, however, some irreverent soul may feel called on to inquire what became of some of the millions who invested their: honest, earnings in bonds and notes — South American bonds and Insull notes, for instance— back in the eminently soli ml days of 1929. Showdown '//anted It might be a good thing for everybody concerned if the courts finally • should have; to pass on the argument between the National Herovery Admin- istratiori and the Weirlor. Steel Co., over election of the steel company's employe representatives; As General Johnson said, when stee) company officials refused *.o let NRA men supervise, the election, "If we •haven't authority, the WJIVT we lind it out, the better." This is perfectly true. Sooner or Intpr, in the wc.kinjj out r I' HIP rpr.ov- eiy pmuiiiin. HIP <..x:n'f ,!>( n ,i ,,f i] 1( . NUA's powers must be sotflrd by the courts, once and for all.- • .. •' The settlement niiijht just ns well . como now. Then, w!"«n:' \\-n\ •(. \ f decided, the NKA autlionliua ui Icasl .will know, just where t.lioy stmul k-g- ally. And so will the r-f of us. BDWSMi What agriculture needs is not more eovcrn- mcnt help, but more so)Micip. —b. j. Taber, national master of Ihs National Grange. * * * I owe my long life to exercise and shower baths. —August Hcckshcr, Nev York realtor. • » * The United States is n natural surnLiK- produclng country. No government can deny or defy the (a\vs of nature. We can'i compel our iwoplc to cease producing, r.or can we deny the fertility of the soil. — Rcprtvcntative James W. Wa<Uworth of New Yorl:. By Williami WHY,THAT'S CRA-ZY VJVTH WE\GHTS AN ROPE'S TIED up UKE THAT.—YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY HELPLESS. NOT AS A-S I AM «/'lTH EM LOOSE. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark '*l'hcy will know very well this wasn't m;tiie<l until after r e received their package." Issential Elements Ofte:p. Missing From Rural Di s nv T>R. Mounis FISIIREIN dilor. Journal of the American Medical Association, anil of l[y- ftia, the Health Magazine You may, feel quite Independent f the city- markets for your food, you grow much of It In your wn'yard or on the farm, but bo ire that your Independence ocsn't adversely affect your diet. A great part of the population oday Is living more on homc- aiscd foods than op. products sought In the markets. As a rc- .ill, the diets of these poople arc nbolancott. In Vermont, for examine, 19 out f 50 fnrni households inve.stigalcd n 1931 had a satisfactory choice f '.Icon's. But the remaining 31 ad ""wrong diets, because too much louey wns spent on nient. nnd ugar und not enough on cheeso nd milk. . On these farms, 40 iwr cent of he foods were bought and 54 per cut were provided on Ihe farms. In Ihc case ol 173 rural families n Ohio, n similar condition was ound, except that 74 per cent of lie food was home-raised. In Ihe south, particularly amon^ hose in the lower economic scale CHURCH EXCUSES By Geo. W. Barham Mother bclicvrs In signs. She c-rtcl in the .lapor the other day hat all Ihc smiirrcls in Ihe Easi were Iravclh)',' west. Sho say., 1ml is a sure siyn of '.soniclliur; and she is going lo send the man who sees all. all and tclli nil and get him to Icll her if li- aiows j»;st iilint this is a t.i'fi: of. She say, M.t can't help eel that this has, or will hrw. tcmcthiug 'n clc about sHtiu^ Joe and his kin.'. light on l»ui'sii.. Slu says the puixr stated ihii: 1C of Ihf sqi.irrcls swam the ilvcr while some crossed on Iho fury boat. She fe.'ls quite suiv lhat some of Uu'in did not niiiul a lot ol water \ t hi!i; others preferred slayin; out of the ivaVr Joe told Motho: t litre was imth- lo lie alarmed about: l!u: these sqiilm-ls w.-rc like a lot of people who had uolliing lo do b,;- ;o .somewhere; ll.nt tins had nolh- .113 to do wit'i h-ipllsm,-and ih.i' :hcy did not kr.i v. ;iny more atoir. bapllsm than rli t <lui. So no,, 1L will take -i [ deal o'. >ir.-. "Peace on Earth, Good 'ft':'.: to All" bcfoic will cvoii b Iriendly around Ihe family Chriv.- mas. tro:. this piece of work that we are going to see who that "Mr. Somebody" Is that Is holding it up. H Is not nuking us feel good here at ChrWmas time, lo know that Santa Claus is filling stockings and not coming up our way. Mr. Blytheville business man, and Mr. Chamber of Commerce, if you see Sanlii please call his attention to this locality whom he has likely In the mad scramble forgotten. ' A Citizen and Tax Payer. Huffman, Ark. W*nla It for ITo !he editor:] To me socialism U the height of absurdity. A man is entitled to what he earns with his two hands and the sweat, of his brow. I can't, for the life of me, sec where he Is entitled to give half of it to anybody. not even the government. That Is socialism In common every day language that any man ought lo understand. I came to this country 23 years f.go and settled on a high, place in a dismal cypress swamp. I hued a farm from that swamp. Words arc l.icklmt to tell of the hell endured and the back-breaking toll performed. I made it valuable, produced something. Now the socialists would have me give (hem half of It. They would not have wanted it when I first saw it. Well, when I divide it with some socialist, it will lie when my trigger finger will no longer work. My -advice to all soclaltsfs is to be men. Qo to work with your two hands, let honest sweat run down your brows and earn something for your selves. Be men and stop crying for the government to give you a hand out. Be men and stop crying for some man to give you half of hts hard earned toil. Produce something of value for yourselves and stop belly-aching for half of what the other man has produced. Yours truly, Stanton A. Pepper, Huffman, Ark. I JHIS_CURIOUS WORLD yjr THE AVERA&e 7EMPERATUBE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF COAWAANDER B/ao3 STAY AT LITTLE AMERICA WAS IZ'BELOW Z££XO. IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, BEGINS THIS YEAR ON DECEMBER. 22, AT 1:58 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME, AND THE DAYS BEGIN TO GET LONGER.! 6UT FOR. TWO \V££KS THEREAFTER, THE /MO/aV//V6S CONTINUE TO GET Sir Martin Frobisher was an explorer or the 16th century. COLDS CAUSE A LOSS OF $ 45O, OOO, OOO A YEAR TO INDUSTRIES OF THE UNITED STATES. Winter begins in the northern hemisphere at the time the sun reaches Its greatest distance south of the equator. But the sun nas been setting later for a week or two befo>e winter actually °egins, and it is not until some two weeks afterward that both mornings and afternoons begin to lengthen. NEXT: What is the deadliest of all mushrooms? and living In rural districts, the diet seems to be even morn unbalanced. A recent investigation reveals that the southern diet suffers, strangely, from a tnck of farm products in foods of people living in the country. Few families have year-round gardens. It required a severe depression to force farmers to raise move food for home use. In 1029, about 50 per cent of Alabama farm families produced enough milk for their own use, and many farmers who had cows and chickens sold their milk, butter, poultry, and eggs, wliile their families liver for more than half of .the year en diets consisting of bread, hominy, rice, potatoes, nnd syrup, with some form of salt pork. Similar studies made In other southern slates revealed that cev- eal foods, rait pork, find sugar were used without much seasonal variation, and that the diets of the average farm family in these abates provided barely enough cal- .ortes, proteins, and phosphorus, and were practically deficient In iron nnd calcium. Furthermore, the diets of south- nvn farm families arc largely deficient In Vitamin C, except in summer. There is need for instruction, particularly in farm areas, on proper methods of canning nnd preserving fowls, to provide the proper vitamins all year. Important mineral salts, thus, should be saved for year-round consumption. By Laura Lot BROOKMAN The Editor'. Letter Box TUKECHEKK (Answer* on u«ck Huffman Overlooked [Tr> the editor:) This letter is not intended to criticise any agency of the c. w. A. but to slimv Mint this, one ol Iho host settlements in Mississippi county, is gelling very little consideration on work projects. We linvo nsked only for one little project, lhal of extruding Hie gravel fi-oin Huffm:Mi to the State Line, a dL'.tance of two miles. Tills road tt-111 connect the Bly- thcville-Huffman road with the Missouri Highway system and Ihc I Tennessee Highway system. There I is no otlier piece of work even ten i times the cxpciiM that would be • so heneficinl. This ts not a spur ! roart ninning out to some politician's farm. This road really ROCS .somewhere: It Rives direct connection north, relieving the ovcr- i crowded condition of Highway Gl. . It out* one three hours closer to Nashville. Washington and other points East, it will s;ivc the merchants and gins of niythcvillc a . rhance for a Inrpe .business that i i> not goiiit; there now. Now this \ one of the first projects, offered and approved by I Judge Harrison and the county cn- • Blnecr. hut it has not been ap- | proved by the Slato Director. Why? It is lincairi. other jirojects less beneficial have crowded it back? Don't the business people of Ulythevllle see that this Is very ImpDrtant lo them? How many tlclcKations have gone lo Liltle Rock lo cot less important projects approved? We have no! n.sked for repairs, painting or building either school houses, churches or club houses. WY Joii't cai. how many r-wimmlnK \wo\$. tennis court:, fair grounds etc.. are built, but please. I "Mr. Whoever Is Doing U." give ! us this very necessary gap in this I highway. | With no project hi this part of j the county, there ts no work that | our ptoplc can get, tiud we have ; J'lit as mnny people that need this , wor kas nny other section. I We nro so much Interested In , TODAT. DAVID DANNI5TER ..terlnkn Jo nod ml rvfco killed TBACX KI.VG, orrhcBlra leader. Baaalitei I. an author „.< former o.rr,. P.ltier nan. || e wort« o» Ifce marder raw nllb CAISEK. «tnr rrporler o> (he Po»t. Amonc tko.e tn^iieele jii.urr .FHANCE. bio.a. nnd kno»> i« ka<e <l»llr« Kln B • horily before >(. lemlit HEn. «U.\ SCIIIU.ACH w6o wrote Kl>r » lhrratrol>K letterr om JOE I'AIIIIOTT. . don-n-iiu-rat »n..Je• |l!e nctor. Vt l» »t.ti k.oxrn tb«l Hiri.vis.i imr.r.isTEn. midd|e- tTKCd «|iln..l»r.'jia< •umled irltk ICInff rrrrntlr. Al. imuuAM. frlead of Kin B >.. «nM°" '" * mttktt "'•>- rt'lt't"".'"*?* """""'"I «»» nollre 5*' p ' '" ''« J»llf< tome t. kl. stunt* hnmr. colcmlblr m n prop.t. q» the Ihror, ,* n , If ,,,, c ,7, b ^ llevc, hrr.elf free the, >ur tear. more nl.nut her. DU^Y CO.VXOR. malt I. tke ralrninn fcnme. tell* CnlneT nun Hxmttur Ihnt on i.e ntehr Klho ...n, mordered hi. nnnce. l)i:MSK rnirn.iT 1 '' 1 ' 1 "'"" 1 PAIIKKK C01...1IAN ,„,„ r«lr,,, n S , md B «nll1l r ,""""»'?». nenlM told n. "."n, C ,&,T- "" " *" »•»' llnnnrmer nrrlvr. home »qd NOW GO o.\ WITH THE STO11X CHAPTER XXXVII PnOM his chair In the shadows Bannister sat looking at Juliet France. She was sitting on a low footstool, drawn up near h.ia aunt's cliair. The light from the fireplace fell on nor hair and It gleamed in brightly as tlie flames. Her lead n-as turned so lhat lie could i>e her face In profile and the tn\t:v line of her throat. She was .Istcir.'if to what tho olilor woman His annt wa« *n tre r f^^ "DaTld!" airs eiclaimed. "Wbat la It? Wbat'a happened!" Somebody hurt out at the Shelby Arms." he told her. "I've got to go out there. Don't get excited. It'a nothing to worry anout-^" And then he was gone. He had neglected to call a cab but. fortunately, was able to hail one half way down the block. "Shelby Arms." he .told the driver, ^i'm in a hurry:" ' •'!• iho street' :<' ":i\: ilnv-pr sort ot girl was ahe. Ban- nVicr asked tilmsolt. Hero In the H r ell£ht she nilglit bo any pretty girl reared In surroundings ol nioilcriilc luxury. An hour tefore, oul in tlie snow slorm. sha had seemed little more lhaa * child. Ho tlmuslit or the first .time' ho had seen tier— a while-faced young w.'.man n'lth a revolver in her hand- eas. Ho remembered tier behind 9ris-:i bars, defiant and hostile •Am! all ol these were Juliet »nnce. fiiit that was Impossible! One ft them must bo the real Juliet '.ml the others pl.iy-acting. Which was tlie real girl? Mc.Vcr.l thought nhe was working for Mug Logan and lila gnng- itcrs. Uamilstcr remembered what McN' had said. "Just because _ flic's cot a pretty [ace doo'l let f that fool you. Did you ever see a ' siimnau'c dol.1 wlio wasn't pretty! ri-.c swcllcst dressed untl best look- ins anil most ladylike acting dame t ever saw was with Big Boy Ml- mn:> — " But perhaps McXeal'a Judgment iljout girls who wore "swell look. ing ar.d lady-Ilka acting" wasn't to bo relied upon. Bannister straightened. He asked. "Has any- oody seen the evening paper?" "It's on the table." Kate Hewlett told him. "or maybe 1 left it In the dining room. 1 remember — " The ringing of the telephone cut •T nrr words. Bannister who was >'ti uis feet said, "I'll answer It." He wcat into the ball and picked up the Instrument. "Hello." lie said, "D.ivld Bannister speaking." A moment later tbe women la tlie living room heard his ebarp ex> clamallon lie went on speaking bin they could not hear nit words clearly. Ahnrr.t Immediately b* reap- pfare<i In tlio doorway, wearing his nat and co»t- He said, "Don't wait dinner tor mt. Aunt Kit*, I'rt (ot U) it dsw» town." r pHK snow ii:-.' trcarhproi,.: i took BaimteicM n minutes, nltci . on two cm-iii'i^ the door or r:-r> -• driver'? ha:;. • . of the- linii-i i- countered f -We rai- • .. tiini. "M<-.\ ::; Burns. 11 "Then n ^ , mamk'd "01 riii:i-«. ; Tho - Mclvina Mnlli:"-. i had conic 10 i.z of vlolenve seme i HUP hours ol tllreo nnrl lin afternoon. Ueatli lisa ncc: by strangulation. Bui it was some time Iw'ore nju- Ulster and Galucy oiid the other reporters saw thnt report. They waitcd In ttie hotel lobby until the clerk r.t the d-?sk asked them 10 step Into a smaller, adjoining roqm: It was almost art hour before Mc- Ncal came down BUirs. They gathered around him. asking qucatlons. "Yes, sho was strangled, 1 * lie told them. "Wo found what U was done with—a man's silk tcarf, black and white. It was dropped on the floor beside tier. She was sitting in a chair facing tlie window—" "\VIio found her?" Gatncy asked. "Her brother." -What time was lhat?" "Just before the call reached hcadquartcm. A little after five 1 o'clock. Tho brother claims be went out for a walk about three o'clock. When he left, hla sister was writing a letter. The desk was open wlicre she mlsht bavc been usins i*- but there wasn't any 'letter In sight- Hollister claims he came back a liltle after live o'clock and a-enl upstairs, lie saw his sister lying back In her chair and thought at first she was sick. Then ne realized what Had happened and ran down to get the clerk. Tuat's his story, anyhow—" r~]iTD anyone in the building hear *-* anyihlng?" "The woman who lives across Ihe hall." McNcal told them, "said she thought ehe beard someone talking to Miss Holllster about four o'clock. She didn't understand anythlnr; thnt was said or recognize the other voice. Couldn't say whether It was a man's or a worn- aa's. Aside from that, nobody heard any thine." "Is there any way to get Inlo the apartment except the. regular entrance!" Bannister asked. "Thera'» a »crv|c« door but It waa bolted." "Anything missing from the r^artment?" UcNeal shook his head. 1 don't tilik to." IM uid. -W« hid r hard tlma irttinj injtilnt cut ol HoIllBter but ne Mid the only money in tlie place would be In ais sister's purse. We looked and there were a couple of five-dollar bills and some change. He told us she kept her jewelry in a case in her bureau. We found the case all right and Hollister said It was all there—^ soino old-fashioned rings and trinkets. One of the pins had i If a'good-sized diamond IE it—or It *• looked to me Ilko a diamond. Any. how none of the stuff .had been .touched, apparently.",.- '.,., "Any signs of a atrugsle?"t!aifie'y' ' ' wanted to know. Again McNeal shook Ills head. "The room—she was hi the living room —looked Just as It did the other night when i was there. N'othins out of place. Whoever did it either came in without her see- ins him or else was someone slie liad no reason to susiicct. He must iia>'o slopped ua behind her—" "Arc you sure she was Killed in the clialr where you found tier?" I'aunister asked. "No. I'm not sure of it but il looks reasonable. She was slttlin; uciiij; the window ami away from lite duor. Anyone who Sad a key could have como in and slipped up behind her." "Rut who else had a key?" "No one but her brother, so tar as I've been able to find out.'' I^ANNISTER thought of Matthew Ilolllsler witb his mVti, spectacled bluo eyes. "How about that scarf J-QU. mentioned?" Fleming aske-^ "Think you'll be able lo trac^ it?" "We're going to try." "Where ia it?" Gaincy asked. "Can we see it?" "Yes. It's upstairs." "How about going up there now?" , "You can go." Mc.N'e.-il tola "^ them, "bill you won't find anything more than I've told yo*.." He besitalcd. "If you'll wait a minute." he said. "I'll jo with you. I want to sco the monger first." McNcal's "mlnnle" Icngthen'v? into five and still he did not rt appear. "I'll bet Iho manager's plont* excited." [''icrning volu-itcered. "Two murners In two w»jka in this place!" "lie probably Isn't any too pleased about U," Gaincy agreed. "1 heard yesterday thai five families have moved out of bore lately. There'll be more leaving now." "And five tenants In these times mean money." "Five tenants mean money in any times." Gniney corrected him. They saw McNcal then, coming toward them, and tbe reporters got lo their feet. Tuey rode to the second floor In tbe elevator ana followed the detective cauiain down a corridor. An officer in unlfo'rm stood before a door ahead. He stepped aside tor them lo enter tbo apartment. The living room, as McN'cal had said, looked exactly as it had the night he and Uanuisior had paid the Holllstcra a visit. u ;ln . : nlstcr stood Just Inslrte tho ropnj, glancing around him, when another door opened. Hatthow HollUtcr ilood on the J threshold. He seemed to rccog- nlze McNcal as the person | n charge tor he nurrled forward. His voice rose hysterically, 'Tre got to have protection!" he cried. "I won't slay here, I tell you. Th« police have got to prelect' me I" .(To B« r« i

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