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PAGfe BLTTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS „ BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS Tax ooqaqgR NKWS po., PTOUSHHW ; O. 8- BA8COCK, Editor . a W, HA1NE8, AflKrttaln« '.fcl* NtUocu Advertising VttkUMi Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dtllu, Kaiuu City, Little Published Everv Afternoon fceept Sunday, • filtered as eecond class matter tt ,ie poet pfficf at Blylhevllle, Ar- ;»U3»s, under act of Congress October «, 1817. Served b.v the tfnlted Pre«. ByBSCKlPTION RATSD By carrier in Uie city of Slylhevllle, l&c per week or .t$£0 per year In advance. By mall within a radius ol 60 milea. 13.00 per yeir, |l.&0 lor ilx months. 85c lor three month*; by mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, 16.50 par year. In zones seven and eight, 110.00 Dei year, payable In advance. Problems That Now Must Bf Solved It may seem a long distance from tlio disappearance of the liisl of the free land in tliu west to tlit 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 happening is simply thai we now HVP tackling the problems fromj which we ran away when they first were taking shape. We ran because \ve hud a western frontier to go to; lacking it now, we have to pitch in and try to solve tlie difficulties. These problems arc many and varied, but most of them stem from the fact tliat it' is hard to raaku a political democracy work smoothly in a land Inhere ccpiiomic power coatinually is concentrating itself in tho hands of a ,' few. • » • That development—the tendency of yrealth to coalesce—is r.ot a new'thing. ' In its'modern form it beg:m to appeal- directly after the Civil War; and the maladjustments which' it brought to American society at that time were profound ami disturbing. But the country at large did little or nothing to remedy matters. The < west was open, and any man wh.Q,felt / that the. cards were stacked against him could^move to the frontier and start 1 over again. .;The open west was a safety valve which kept the national pressure, down. ;• • * ' » ; As the 20th century "dawned, the frontier vanished; and immediately we began to feel the loss of our safety valve. Theodore Roosevelt's fight against the trusts, the rise of the LaFollette group in the Senile, Woodrow Wilson's battle for "the now freedom" -rthese things all testify to the nation's efort to grapple with the issues it too long had ignored. : Then came certain diversions. The war took our minds, off these issues for nearly a decade. Then came the skyrocket growth of mass production industry, symbolized by development of the auto industry, to provide a temporary new safety valve. .Those outlets, too, arc gone now. And in the enormous complexities of the Now Deal Vc simply arc witnessing our 1'mul licitd-ou collision with llic problems tlmt should Imvc Ijccn attacked two tronei'ations ayo. We aren't engaged in ;i new IlRlil. We are wrestling with chimgos loni; ovenlue. —I'nicu Cation. Embarrassing Question .. Interviewed i(l Mein)>liis Hit! 1 day, Mr. Kecd exjires.-ci! griivc' 'douhls nljont tlie wisdom of the present monetary policy^ "We ;ire heading for trouble,' 1 he said. "What is to Income of the millions who invested tlioir honest earn- iiitfs in bonds and notes? It will be well, Ijeforn people talk of repudiation, that they know the results which will be visited on widows, old men, a'nd every class of people." This is a perfectly .ound warning, and it is just as well thai the dangers of inflation be cmphasi/ed while there'is"timd'to avoid them. Unfortunately, however, some irreverent soul may feel called on to inquire what became of somo of the millions who invested their .honest earnings in bonds and notes—South American bonds and Tnsull notes, for instance—back in the eminently so\md days o!' 1929. Showdown Wanted Jt might be a good thing for everybody concerned if the twirls finally should have to pass on the argument bat ween, the National Recovery Administration and tho Weirlor. Steel Co., over election of the sfeel company's employe representatives: As General Johnson said, when steel company officials refused ».o let N'RA men supervise the election, "If we -haven't authority, the si-.w.-r we find it out, the better." This is perfectly true. Sooner or lalo.r, in the wovkiiif- on) r .r the rccov- «I.V |ir«|r|;llll, 1110 cxjil't i.^ldlt nf (llf- NUA's powers must be sell led )>y (lu: courts, once and for nil.- The Kfitlleineiit ni.iijhl just as veil come now. Then, «liii:U"u!> \v-.,\ '•( ;. ; decided, the NKA aiitiiorii.ies at least .will know just where 1 hoy stand \fg- ally. And so will the r--t of us. What agriculture needs Is not more government help, but more sc)f-heip. —L. j. Tuber, national master ot the National Grunge. * * » I owe my long life to exorcise and shower- baths. —August Hecksher, Nr.. York realtor. • » . The United States is a . rr.lural snrplus- prodiicing country. No government can deny or defy the,, laws of nature. \Ve can't compel our people to cease producing, nor can we deny the fertility of the soil. —Rep't.-cntalive James W. Wadsworlh o( New York. OUT OUR WAY By Williami WHY THAT'S v.isMii'x \ / NOT MAPP •• — WEIGHTS AM- / A9 H^Tss _ TIED UP V I AS I AM o-JIT 1 ss^-ssss^ ' EM LOOS " T DOWN THE OVERHEAD THURSDAY, -DECEMBER 21, 1033 SIDE GLANCES . By George Clark! "They will know very well Ihis wasn't mailed until after c received their package." issential Elements Often Missing From Rural Di s llils piece of work that wo arc go- to sec who that "Mr. Some- ly" is that Is holding it up. It is not making us feel good here at Christinas time, to know that Santa Cla.us is filling stockings and not coming up our wa y. Mr. Bly- IhevUlo business man, and Mr. Chamber of Commerce, if you see Santa picas* call his attention to Llils locality whom he has likely In the mad scramble forgotten. ' A Citi?«n and Tax Payer. Huffman, Ark. Wants ft for Himself [To the editor:! To me socialism is llie height of absurdity. A man is entitled to what he earns with his two hands and the sweut of his brow. I can't, for the life of me, see where he is iiullled to give half of it to anybody, not even tho government. That is socialism in common every day language that any man ought 'o understand, I came to this country 25 years RBO and settled on a high place in a dismal cypress swamp. 1 hued a farm from (hat swamp. Words are '•;hiR to tell ol the. hell endured and the back-breaking toil performed. I made it valuable, produced something. Now the social- sts would have me give them half of It. They would not have wanted 'I when j first .saw it. Well, when I divide It with some socialist, it will be when my trigger finger will no longer work. My advice to all socialists is to ae men. Go to work willi your two Hands, let honest sweat run down TOUT bro\ys and earn something for your selves. Be men and slop crying for the government to give you a liand out. Be men and stop crying for some man to give you half of his hard 'earned toil. Produce something of value for yourselves nnd stop belly-aching for half of what the other man has produced. Yours truly, Stanton A. Pepper, Huffman, Ark. Sir Martin Problsher was an cx- )lorer of the 16th century. 11Y DR. MOURIS F1SHBEIN ditor, Journal of the American Medical Association, and of Hy- ffela, Ihe Health Magazine You may, feel quite Independent '. tho city- markets for 1 your food, you grow much of It in your wn yard or on tlie farm, but bo ire that your independence ossn't adversely affect your diet. A great part of Hie population oday Is living more on home- abed foods than on products ought In the markets. As a ic- ilt, the diets of these people arc nbalanced. In Vermont, for example, 19 out [ 50 fnnu households Investigated n 1031 had a satisfactory choice f iffiods. But the remaining 31 ad ^rong diets, because too much inney was spent on mcnt and .igar and not enough on checso ml milk. • On these farms, 4C per cent of no foods were bought and 54 i>er ent were provided on the farms. In the case of 113 rural families n Ohio, a similar condition was oimd, except Hint 74 per cent of lie food was home-raised. • • • In the south, particularly nmcma hose in tile lower economic scale CHURCH EXCUSES By Geo. W. Barnaul ami living in rural districts, the diet seems lo be even more unbalanced. A recent investigation reveals that the southern diet suffers, strangely, from a lack of farm products in foods of people living in the country. Few families have year-round gardens. It, required n severe depression to force farmers to raise more food for home use. In 1929, 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, nnti eggs, while their families liver for. more than half ot .the year on diets consisting of bread, hominy, rice, potatoes, and syrup, with sonic form of salt pork Similar studies marie In other southern slates revealed (hat cereal foods, .salt pork, and sugar were used without much seasonal variation, and that the diets of the average farm family in these spates provided barely enough calories, proteins, and phosphorus and were practically deficient in iron and calcium. Furthermore, the cl:ets of southern fimii families arc largely deficient In Vitamin C, except in summer. There is need for instruction, particularly in farm areas, on proper methods of canning' and preserving feeds, to provide the proper vitamins all year. Important mineral salts, thus, should be saved for year-round consumption. Mother beiievrs in signs. She c-ncl In the .apor the otiier tUy liat all the squirrels In tlie East verc Inivellivj west. Sho says lint is n sure sign of something iml she is going to send the mai: vho sees all, kv.r.us nil null tells 11 ami get him to tell her if h; knows just v/hat this Is a tigu of. She say-j sin. can't help b'.;; eel llial this lias, ov will tmv. iomcthiiin 'o tic about setth:.; Joe ami his kill,', right on baptism. Shi, says the r;M>er stated thni cine of the sqi.irrcls swam the river while some crossetl on the xrry boat. She feels quite suiv .liat some of them did not mimi i lot of water while others :iro- errcil staying out of tlie water Jo? tnld Mother Ili'.-rc was i:o'.h- ng to be alarmed about; ;ln: .hose squirrels \i.-rc like a iot of ;coplo who had nothing lo do b,:-. 50 tomrtvliL-re: '.i.:it this had tintl:- 113 to do with baptism, 'nud lh:i! :licy dirt not kr.i •:. any more aboir baptism than "he iiid. So i:ov. l will take -i meal deal o! t.ii;:- r.B "Peace on K,ir;h. Oorxl Will o AH" befotc tl.ey will ev™ b. .ricrully around the family Chris:- ;iias Ire:. The Editor'* Letter Box IHBELOJESSK WHEN WAS OTTAWA THE. CAPITAL OF CANADA 1 (Answer* oil Huffman Overlooked ITo the editor:] Thus letter is not intended to criticise any agency of the C. W A. but to show tliat this, one ol the best settlements in Mississippi county. Is getting very little consideration on work projects. We have risked only for one little project, that of extending the gravel from Huffman to Uie State Line, a dfctnnre of (wo miles. This road will connect the Bly- thevillc-Tluffman road with the Missouri Highway system and the Tennessee Highway system. Ther is no other piece of work even lei. limes the expense that would be so beneficial. This is not a spur road running out to some politician's farm. This road really goes somewhere; It gives direct connection north, relieving the overcrowded condition of Highway 61 j It uuLs one three hours closer to Nashville. Washington and oilier points East. It will give the merchants and gins ol Dlythevitle a chance for a large .business ih ! is not going there now. j Now this was one of llic first | projects, offered and approved by Judge Harrison and the county cu! ginrcr. but it has not been ap- | proved by (he Stale Director Why? It is because other projects less beneficial have crowded it back? Don't the business people of Blylhevllle fee Iliat this is verj important to them? How main deiecaliotis have gone to Little Rock to cet less important projects approved? We have not asked for repairs, painting or building cither school houses, churches or club hciuc.,. WL lio.rt can- how mans [,swimming pools, tennis courts, [air i grounds etc.. are built, but please I "Mr. Whoever Is Doing It." give i us this very necessary gap hi this I highway. i With no project In this part of : (he county, there Is no work ih&t • | cur people can get, and we have ,: Just as maiiy people that need thU • j wor kas tiny other section. i W* nre so much interested li \THIS_CURIOUS WORLD °C THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF COAWANDER e/RDS STAY AT LITTLE AMERICA IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, BEGINS THIS YEAR ON DECEMBER. 22, AT 1:58 A.AA. EASTERN STANDARD TIME, AND THE DAYS 6E(jlN TO GET & BUT FOR. Tv/o weexs THEREAFTER, THE >MO;av//V6S CONTINUE TO GET SHOOTER. . COLDS CAUSE A LOSS OF $450, 000,000 A YEAR TO INDUSTRIES OF THE UNITED STATES. 0 1»U if NU t Winter begins in tho northern hemisphere at the time the sun reaches its greatest distance south of the equator But the sun has been setting later for a week or two belc-e winter actually iweiaj, 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? BM»N HErtE TOrtAT. DAVID nARMSTKR ..dtrlnkc. lo nnd pat irho klllc* T11ACV liixn. orrdc.lri lender. nan«l 9 tcr I* nn author nnA rorm«r neufl- na|»*T man. lie vrorfca o» tbc mardrr r»e irllk GAINEY. .t.r Tfjmrter OD the ro«t. Amonc Ikoie >n>nreted arc JI.-I.IUT r-rtANCa nlona. arctt? nnd knulT. lo «4, Tr ,|.l(td KlnVt naoTil, krtore HI. drnlki HEM.- •IA.V SCURLACn wno nroCt Klnr • lhtonlrnl.it lellrri and JOE IMIIROTT. dbtra-nBd-om »aad«- »lllf nrtor. "it I. ltl>« k.o.rn Iknl ,. - nxcil •plnMrr.'.knd oarrrled: nitk Kint: Trrrntly. .,*'• ","i" : i H - '"«»* «' Klnpj-.'. utiMlV * " rrcktl1 "•««- UannUtcr pfr.nMr. t»e roltrr f*' r ' '" '" Jnllft ,om, t. .1. atml » h.inir. n»trnilblr n« n =o<-.l. •.n >hf throry ,h n , „ , hc B |7| ",'- iinrr* ,""'l "" '"" •••'1««« tnorr nljnut her. IMISY CO.VNOR. .mM I. ik, rolt-mnn linmc. trill Calnry nnd Hannblrr tna , „„ lhr „,,.„/„?;• «,» mttrdrrcd hu nn»rr. OEMSE cnirin^ P ? OI1M PA UK EII Cfll.f,llA> 1«I CC . ht|rf»,n 8 „„„• 9 mfll'i ^ ,•>'"••">«!» De»iw loH 5. >"»,<&'• "•• " b " »•»• xow oo ON XVITH TIIF: sronv. CHAl'TER XXXVII pncni hia glialr in tlie shadows E-nnnistcr sat looking at Juliet Franco. She was sitting on a low footstool, drawn up near hia aunt's cli.iir. The light from the'fireptace fell on her hair and It gleamed is brightly as tlie flames. Her lend was turned so that ho could v»e her face In profile and the in<f-'v lino of her throat. She was .UtcnA>ig lo what tho older woman w.is sa>;-'s. What sort ot girl was ahf, Dan- r^itcr asked himself. Here In the Si'dlglit she might bo any pretty sin reared In BnrroundinRs of moderate luxury. An hour before, on! In the snow storm, sho had seemed litlle more than a child. He ttmught of ilie first time' ho hid ic?ii Her— a a'hfto-facciJ young iviman wlih a revolver in her hand- ra^;. ilc ren:enihered her behind orls.ii Inrs. ilcliant and hostile. v\ml all of these were Juliet »>anee. nut thai was Impossible! One M Uicm must be tlie real Juliet iiid the others play-acting. \Vhtch was the real gtrl? iMc.S'er.l thought sho was work- ins for Mug Logan and hla gnng. ileis. Uannistcr remembered what McNc.it had salri. "Jusi because •she's got a pretty face don't let that tool yon. Did you ever aee a sinimau's doO who wasn't pretty? The swellcsl dressed and b«st looking and most ladylike acting dame 1 ever suv was with Big Doj Ml- innn — " But perhaps McN'eal'a Judgmeni iliout girl? who were "swell looking nnd lady-tike acting" wasn't to be relied upon. DannlEIcr straightened. He asked, "tins any- nody seen the evening paper?" "H'a on tho table," Kate Hewlett lolil him. "or ruayuo I left It la the dining room. ( remember — * The ringing of ilia telephone cut •T nrr words. Bannister who was .•n His feet said. Til »nswer It." He went Into the hall and picked up the Instrument. -"Hello." he 5.ild. "David Dannhter speaklne." A moment later tho women ID tho livlug room beard his sharp exclamation He went on speaking out they could not hear nil words clearly. AlniMt Immediately h» rcsp. pearert tn tho rioorivay, wearing his Bat and coat. He said, "Don't wait dinner tor me, Aunt K»t«. I'Ti rot to gf 4pK» town.* Hia sunt was M oer feet. "David!" sis eiclalmed. "What 13 it? What's happened?" "Somebody hurt out nt the Shelby Arms,"' he told her. "I've got to BO out thera Don't get excited. It's nothing to worry atiout^" And then he was gone. He had neglected to call a cab hut. fortunately, was able to hail one hnlf way down Mie block. "Shelby Arms." he .told Uie driver. Tm In a hurry!" . ' - ..-'.••• •. .... ,.-j.j "THE snow Mr.' ,•-,<* ,!,,, si^eY treac'lieron> n-i :!:<• i : ,\: rhivcr took nannlsipi a- in- «-n;-n in 11) minutes, afioi -•' • • ••-, : n(n jiiiisiv on two tin!"]? ::ii oil ii»:c:re llie door ot \\ •> •• • • tin of the n(H:'i counlercrl f "We r:<!- 1 Burns." n ; mamleil "Of cur.i-'.- : - - . The ci.ru:..-. - ,- - Mclvina lli.ili.--..: . -• . . had come lo t.ei t: r;:i. : of violence sninr- :I::IP n r.u-rn llie hours ot Uireo ami nv ( . ,id'u-k niai atleruoon. Death had nee:i caused by strangulation. Bui it was some Itme l«fore Rjn nister and (Jalnoy ami liie oiher reporters saw lha! report They waited In the tiolcl lobby unit! tlie clerk r-.t the desk asked them to step Into a smaller, adjoininfi ron.m. It was almost an hour before ilc- Ncal came down stairs. They gathered around him. asking questions. "Yes, site was strangled." lie told ttiem. "Wo found what it was done with—a man's silk ecarf. black and while. It was dropped on the floor beside ner. Stic \vas sluing in n chair facing the wiu- dow—" "Who found her?" Gatney asked. H Ilcr brother." "What time was that?" "Just before llie call reached headquarters. A little aficr live o'clock. Tho brother claims tie went out for a walk about three o'clock. When he left, his sister was writing a letter. The desk was open where she mtglit have been using it but there wasn't any teller ID sight. Hollister claims he came back a little afier live o'clock and went upstairs. He saw his sister lying back In her chatr and thought ai first she was sick. Then nc realized what had nap- pened and ran down to get the clerk. That's his etory, auyhow—" 1~vID anyone In the building hear "-" anything?" "Tho woman who lives across the- hall," McNeal told them, "said she thought she heard someone talking to Miss Holltster about four o'clock. She didn't understand anything that was said or recognize tbe othor> voice. Couldn't say whether it was a man's or a woman'!. Aside from that, nobody heard anything." "I» there any way lo get into the apartment except the regular entrance?" Bannister asked. "Thera'i a lervlce door but It was bolted." "Anything missing from the McNeal shook his head. 1 ion't Uiluk to.", kt uld. "W* bid r hard tims letting «n;thln{ out ol Hollister but He tatd the only money iu the place would be In his sister's purse. We looked and there were a couple of live-dollar bills and some change. He told us she kept her Jewelry in a case In her bureau. We found tho case all right and Hollistor said it was all there —somo old-fashioned rings and trinkets. One of the pins had ! If^ a 'good-sized diamond In !t--or it " looked to mo liko a diamond. Anyhow none of the stuK .had been touched, apparently.", . A ."Aiiy signs of r! scruggle?"iJaiho'y wanted to know. Agnln ilcNea! shook his head. "The room—she was In (tie living rociin^lookcd Just as it did the Killer night when 1 was there. Nothing out of place. Whoever did it cither came in without her seeing him or else was someone she hatl uo icasc-Q to suspect, fie must nave stepped up, behind her—" ".\re you sure she was killed In Hie chair where you found her!" nannister asked. "No. I'm not sure of It but It looks reasonable. Sho was sitting facing the window and away from Hie floor. Anyone wno J<ad a key could have come in and slipped up behind her." "Hut who e&so had a key?" "No one but her brother, so far as I've been able to find out." • * • OANNISTER thought of Mni- '-* thew Hollister with his inUt!. spectacled MUD eyes. "How about that scarf yo.u mentioned?" Fleming askc-* "Think you'll be able lo tr.ic^ it?" "We're going to try." "Where is it?" Galney asked. "Can we see il?" "Yes. It's upstairs." "How about going up there • now?" . "You can go." McNcat totd *W them, "bin you won'l find anything more than I've told yo?;." He hesitated. "If you'll wait a minute," lie said. "I'll jo with you. I waul to see the m;v:ager first." McN'cal's "minute" Icnstticn'vJ Inlo five and still he did not rt appear. "I'll hoi the manager's ploul* excited." l-':cming volu«;ieered. "Two murucrs In Iwo w*»-:k3 in this place!" "He prohahly Isn't any too pleased about II." Gainey agreed. "I Heard yesiorday that rive families have moved oul of here lately. There'll be more leaving now." "And five tenants In these tlmcg mean money." "Five tenants mean money In any times," Gainey corrected him, Tiicy caw McXcal then, coming toward them, and Uie rcporlers got lo their feet- They rode to the second lloor In the elevator ana followed the detective captain down a corridor. An ofiicer in unifo'rm stood before a door ahead. He stepped aside (or them to enter tbo apartment. The living room, as Mc.S'cal bad said, looked exactly as it had the night he and Bannister had paid the Holllslera a visit. Ban- : nister stood Just inside the room, glancing around him, when another door opened. Matthew Holllsier ilood on the i threshold, lie seemed to recce- nize McNeal as Uie person In charge lor be hurried forward. His voice rose hysterically, "I've got to hare protection!" be crlel. "I won't stay here. 1 toll jou. The police have got to nretect m«!" .(To Be r<,mtnrtcil)

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