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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 22, 1933
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PAGE rote JHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI OOUROR NIWS OO., PUBUSiURB 0. R. BABCOCK, Wltor ' aW. HAINSS, AavtrUiim Umtger Bole National Advertising Rtpre«nU,Uv«: Arkaoui Dtllltf, Inc., New York, CtUCHO, Detract, St. Louli, Daiiu, KMUM City, UtU* Rock. _BLTfTHBVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' Publiihcd Ererv Altunoon Zucpt Bumtay. 5»t«r«i ss wcond class m»tt«r, «t •« »«[ of"" at Blythevllle, Ar- /ans»s, under act of Congres* Os~ lober 8. 1917. Served by the United Prew. 8UBSCKIPTION RATES By curler in me city ot aiylheirtlle, ISc per week or KM per year In advance. By mall within * radius ot 60 mile*, 13.00 per year, ll.W (or «lx months, Sic tor three monthj; by mall In postal zones two to die, Inclusive, $6.50 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Taxes Must Be Collected Governor Fulrcll lias indicated tluil he will include in his call for an extraordinary session of the general assembly a request for legislation extending the period in which property owners may clear 'up their delinquent taxes by the payment of oiu> year's taxes. It lack of sv.'npulhy with the difficulties which taxpayer:; have experienced to say that this is a matter which should have careful study. Action by the legislature hist spring directing acceptance of one year's taxes in ful| settlement of all delinquent ~. - general property taxes failed to pro~ ; auce the expected rush by property £• owners to put their taxes in order at a «..-4 bargain rate. The explanation'mny "be *'.:, that many lacked fund;! even for one ' ;.-• year's taxes. But there is reason for *" suspicion that many failed to pay fjc- ^ cause they were confident a further " extension would be forthcoming. Ap• .par'ently, if the governor's suggestion ;• -'is.\adopted, they are nut to be dis- ; 'appointed. j . Mjiis is nil well enough'in. its way. • •_ -So 'far as it serves the purirase of enabling financially troubled property ; owners to hold their homrs and lands •• it is B line thing. But it also has the • less pleasing effect of adding to the al• ready .too generally held notion that it is, not necessary to pay taxes. Our state and local governments, our schools • and . ot te | ax sugportttl inslitutionV ( : are already in 'a "precarious situation ' because of diminishing ruvcnucs. We ! cannot permit leniency toward tnspay- ; ers to be carried to otich lengths as , will result in a collapse of. government • ; and education. If any further extension is granted the legislation providing for it should be so phrased as to prevent the payment of one year's delinquent taxes discharging the obligation for 1933 taxes, payable next year. Such a limitation would preserve the benefits of the present law for thnst- who have not as yet been able to take advantage of them, and at the same time protect the public treasuries from a revenue loss which they aVe in no position to sustain. We're cnlerlng the greal non-shop area ot _ the world, and whatever is washed or lost can't. ^ be replaced. Down here waste Is a lelony. - —Admiral Richard E. Byrcl, in entering the ""_ Antarctic. OUT OUR WAY Neu) Party Lines Senator Hiram Johnson of California believes that the economic and social changes now in progress under the recovery program will result in a realignment of AinL'i'iciin idiiical parlies; and there seems plenty of reason to believe that he is correct. Senator Johnson himself, for example, a Kcptiblioun, is ardently supporting a Democratic president. On the other hand, such a prominent Democrat as Al Smith has voiced just about the most canst i': criticism of the Democratic adminisflration's policies yet heard. If present trends cun'iimu, it in obvious that Mr. Smith and Mr. Itoosu- velt hardly will belong in the same party, any more than will Mr. Johnson and Mr. Hoover. Ami a realignment which would group like-minded men together probably would be a good thing for the health of our political life. Party Solidarity and parly rcsiwnsi- bilily at least would Ijc strengthened, and the presentation of issues in national campaigns would ' Sfc ,-i?nt|iftMMH t vastly. ;' .State Lotteries It is interesting lo note I hat the legislature of Maine is going to be asked ' this winter to establish a ;itate lottery. One of, \hu legislators has a bill ready to submit establishing sucli a lottery, granting cities and lowns the right to participate and oll'ering them a share in the profits if they do so. ••'Preparing a bill for submission and actually getting it adopted arc, of course, two entirely diil'erent things, and one probably is safe in predicting that Maine will turn thumbs down on this plan. But it is worth remembering that legislators in other stales have been preparing similar bills, ji'id that we .seem to be witnessing a curious revival of sentiment in favor of lotteries. What has happened to us, anyway? Are we losing our old distaste for such . schemes? '• Or has the 'depression made sonic of us feel Hint any method ijy which a state can get money is bound to be a good one? Tliat most dangerous explo-avc—public opinion—is becoming more cxp!aslvc ami more dangerous. —Newton D. baker. * f * Having dcvclojKd the neeessaij technique for almost unlimited produriioii of wealth, tho engineer no longer cnn afford to stand aside while financiers, promoters, ,iml politicians so tragically bungle the problem nf its distribution. --Dean A. A. Potter of Purdue Ui.iversily School of Engineering. » • » Neither law nor clrcumstat ccs should clfnce the Clu-istian Meal of man's obligation to Ills neighbor. — ogdcm L. Mills. t t r. I'm not worrying about prcserung my beauty, anrt when the time comes I'll te ready to stci> back into the ring. —Max Bht.. GOOD GOSH/ T AwA USIW JUDG-MEN F- SHE'S ALWAVS IM THE BATHROOM f NOBODY ELSfr KIN GET IN THINK.' r AlNT MVHEAD ON PRESENT' LlSTES, NOW — DON'T START ANVOFT r :AT SIL1V STUFF ' BUVING YOUR SISTEP PAJAMAS TO MATCH THEV BATHROOM - PRESENTS ID USE A JUDG-MEN F ABOUT. . THE WAITHIG^OOM , . SIDE GLANCES By George Clark| ^ There is still lime to remember their Christmas. lye Is Good Barometer for Measuring Health of Body At -(hit time 60 pounds -of bacon, 30 . dqzfn .- : egg s ; SO lonves of bread,- . 25'. pounds of evaporated fin it, -44: packages of cereal and a proportionate amount of coffee arc used. For lunch ISO pounds of ham nd 260 pounds of roast meat' Is used. IiV I>K. MOIIKIS FISHBEIN dltor. Journal ,, f the American Medical Association, nnd of ||y- gcia, (he Health Magazine ' Not only Ls your eye the win- ow of your soul, but it is a baro- ictcr for mcnsuriii!,' (he health of our body. By looting Into your eyes, vis- allzing their interior through the! se of the opthalmoscope, and bv icasurlnu certain of their reac- ons. Ihi; physician can tell ;i rent deal about your body genev- Not, only does thrr body reflect lo ome extent bad randitioiis of the yc, but the eye cnn reflect trouti- \s elsewhere In the human body. When (he doctor notes tlmt yoiir yes are clear nnd bright, he in- iratos nt once a fnirly good Mate f health. A condition like jnun- icc shows itself In yellowness of >e eyeball. Frequently, trouble in the brain r in the nervous system may be omid by lookinR into the buck of lie eye with the oplhalmojcone. Ccrlnln conditions, such ns nl- oholism. rhcuinntbim, gout, din- 3ctes, anil poiEoninB of the l>cdy y various metallic substances, re- cnl- themselves in changes back f the eye. Eye.itrait), due to overuse of the CHURCH EXCUSES By Geo. W. Baxtum Of course, our Saturday Ni^ht Club lias not been organized long noiigh to call for a register to bfl <ept of these who havu socially rrivcd, as one might any. We use that we is a more modern nelliod of finding out just, who we nay accept as members. We use i qucstionairc and when all the questions are answered to our sal- slaction, uc take them in t>ut you nay know Hint there ave ui.iny alicd and jusl a few taken in Wo lave no', barreu church members ust for the reason they are clKirch nembers but we nnd so lew tliat :nn atijwer the qticstions as ;o the alest steps. Noi-.c of ti'ifm NCCIII o have heard or know aiiytiiinij ibout our latest step •'shufliiiig- slmltlc." We found that very lev.- of our older incnibcrs can do this step until after the rcfrcshm-.-nts lave been taken, i think it \v.:uld K much easier for us if wr could ind just th= rigr.t music. Some ncmbcrs read of a new inttica 1 in- •ilrumcnt called "hurdy-Riudy.- or ome such nnme, so if we can tind one ot these and so:nc cnc to play II, we may have our iiroblcm so:ved. iCopyrightcd.i eye, particularly in bad light may reveal Itself in dizainess, nausea or disturbances of tho nervous system, if you ure nenr-sightcd, you will lend lo be stoop shouldered bcc.-uisc of bending over to sec your work. A person with astigmntLsm not properly corrected by eye-glasses may IwLrt his whole body to sec properly. One authority insists that many cases of wry-neck arc due lo errors of the eye not proudly corrected. Recently, a German Investigator nsistcd that the rapidity of the onset of cataracts of the cye^ in older people mi B ht be lakcn as an indication lhat Ihe rest of the botiy also is aging rapidly. To lhat extent ihc condition of the eye nmy be taken as 'a. measure of life expectancy. ' • Thus the eye, in more senses than otic, is n barometer for measuring the health of the whole body. Scouts Nervous Breakdown Theory BERKELEY. Cal. (UP)--There is no such thing as a "nervous breakdown." nr. M. c. Reid. University o. California psychiatrist, claimed today. Actually, Dr. Reid said, the condition termed a "breakdown" is a menial "compromise." "A typical case thai we have in college." Ihe psychiatrist said "is the student who attempts to take subjects in which he Is iinlnl-r- rstert or for which he is mentally unadatJted. Unable to force himself to give the concentration to master these subjects, he worries continually, and at the approach of finals he attempts to drive his brntn and will power. "The resui^ from n case of Ihis kind is that, tho conscious mind is determined to carry on, hut the unconscious mind rebels. The so- called nervous breakdown Is a compromise. Tlie individual 'saves' "is fnce and the scorn of the world is chained to sympathy and solicitation. This is an unconscious evasion of rosjionsiblllty." Relaxation was cited by the psychiatrist as an aid lo overcoming such conditions. GUPKg Denver .Sets Stadium Record DENVER, Colo. lUP) — An attendance record was set at the stadium of the University of Denver this year as the Pioneers .ended up in a three-way tie for the Kocky Mountain Conference tltlu with Utah University and Colorado Aggies. The total attendance for nine games, including unpaid admissions, was approximately 115,000. The largest crowd of the sca- scii. 23,016. tArnivcrj December American, poet, rival of _ __ ._. "Winter, who, up Bootlegginf Gold Rivals Liquor Profid NEW YORK (UP) — Tlie bootlegging of gold threatens to replace the bootlegging of liquor. An arrest has Just been made on the Canadian border, which Is believed to indicate that gold smuggfers recently have carried $I,000,o«0 worth of the precious metal out of the United States. The situation of the gold prices ts unique In history, and threatens to develop countless bootleggers of the yellow metal Into foreign countries experts say. Under the present law the Assay Offices and the Mints cannot pay more than $20.67 an ounce for gold, while the Reconstruction Finance Coriwratlon Ls buying cold dally for almost twice this price, lhat is newly mined gold. Secondary gold recovered from old gold and scrap Is not purchased by the Government at this higher price, and actually Is glutting the martet. The gold In both cases has exactly the same purity and Is "as good as gold." But bootlegging this 'secondary gold" into foreign countries where an open gold market exists, an enormous profit Is realized which makes the old fashioned 'bootlegging " O f liquor seem trifling ;by 'comparison.' FRIDAY, bECEMBERg, Breakfait $g Meal For Arkaruaj Students MONFTicELLp. Ark. (UP) - Brcakfaf t. at . A-. <k M.. College here, Is a 'b|e .'meal'.fof the'3B« bpardlng '-' • ' I IHIS CURIOUS WORLD K"'r ".!,".' -:( •w/m A CRIPPLED A STEAMSH/P / IT BECAME WEDGED IN THE PROPELLER OP THE TWIN-SCBEW STEAMER "/eyOA/A" AND 6ROO&HT THE PORT EN&INE TO A HALT / THE SHIP WAS FORCED TO PROCEED ON ' -yONE MOTOR, SINCE THE FISH COULD ^ .NOT 6E DISLOOGED AT SEA. The Antarctic region Is about JO degrees ' colder than the Arc- ic region. WIRE is' AO SAND IN SANDPAPER! IKE SRltTy PARTICLES ARE CRUSHED FLINT GARNET, OR A PRODUCT OF WE ELECTRIC RJRNACH / AMANITA PHAllOIDGS, A MUSHROOM, IS ONE OF THE DEADLIEST OF ALL POISONS. AND THER6 16 NO KNOWN . ANTIDOTE fOK. IT. San(J ls watcrworn, and each particle has rouru'.cd' edges. For "his reason It Is of no value in sandpaper, where a clmu cutting edge is needed. The exact composition of the poison of the nmanita mushroom has never been ascertained, which makes It doubly dillicult to find an antidote for it. NEXT: Where do we get cutllcbone? HF:nr; TODAT DAVIU n*>M.STKII OKilrrlKkri <•'•»* OBI rtka klllFd TRAC* KI>O. OKknitra lr.-i.lpr. n>HDl>(rr l« mi nolkor nnd former >cm- Pnper man. M* ivnrku - oa 1h« "nurttr c>»« nhk OA1XET, >Ur reiwtrlpr OB tbr Pent, ' Jtll.lKT nnd known to lihnrllT bflprr HELVIKA . m neca splmtrr, knd 4»rrtlle« Klne TVCTMtly, ., • "* '* * KI««-», n.nm.trr »r r >a«4e< tkr •ollrf' clilcr to l^(. Jqll»t c^ie -til k!. nunl )i Imra*. I?II» M« MelTl.o „„. f« r |i"«l r *' "'* hri> " k "'-*"""""• ilir- police ii-olcd klU!" " ' *' XOW no OX WITH THE STORY. ClfAFTER 3f,XXVIH A.TATTHBW HOLUSTEft was a completely changed: figure — whether from grief'or terror Bah- ntater coulrl only fiitis. He seemed smaller, shrunken and his face -was as colorless as his rather sallow skin could be. "The police hare got to protect me!" he shouted. McN'cal stepped forward. "Just what are you afraid of, Mr. Hoi lister?" he asked. "What am I afraid off You ask opened oft » narrow ball at the left. It was a email square, room, simply.furnished. riofllster, apologizing' for the lack of chairs, BUI on the bed >nd Bannister sat beside him. "We'd like to hear just what happened this afternoon." he said. "J I mean—so' far as you know." The wild look find gone from Matthew Holllster's eyes. They were.pale and mild again. But his voice was not quite at Its natural pitch and It was not o.ullc steady. VI told the police." he said, "hut 1 over again, j don't know anylhing about ""JlbW'-tt' happened. 1 was away most of the afternoon. 1 went for a walk. 1 usually go for a walk every day 1 and I'didn't get out tills morning, j Had a touch of indigestion. "Melvina'd been nmtcrinsnround | Ihe. kitchen, washing Hie dishes i aiid doing sonin conking. She told ; I me she'd made a lemon jiie for supper." He hesitated. "It's out there now." lie added slowly, "j saw It a while ago. "I tolil her I was gfiins out and stopped to find out if there was anything she wanted me to get for her. She aald (here wasn't. Then ahs looked out tlie window and saw it had begun to snow. She. told me I ought not to go out In the onow but I don't mind that so I aafd I'd go anyhow. If I hadirt--lf I'd stayed here maybe this wouldn't have happened." Ho paused and the room was perfectly quiel. "She was Riding ......v ,.ii, i nllfllu VI : lull d3K , . ., ,,. " me thai, with my sister lying dead , the wrUln S leak when I left," In the next room? This place isn't 19 " ent on - " shc did" 1 ' «»}' ~ sate, I lell you. I won't ,lay „." ,' 8 '' P .^ 5 . ed ,. sl . l . e _ Ka . 5 _. Boi "S so g to writo a lelter. Just as I was going out the door Bh« called and ; wanted to know If I had my rub- don l. want to." McNeal assured j hers and I tola her yes She »aid him. "You can go.ibrbe where i'Matthew have yon got your rub- C]K -" ' tors on?' It was the last thing I here—" "Yon don't need lo .staj if you ."That's not what I want. I wanl protection!" . ; McNeal eyed him c'ufloualy, "You mean you. want 4 bodyguard? Listen, Hollifiter, If there's anyone you're afraid of 1 wanl you to tell me about it. ^Ye'll do .all we c»n to protect you but we'll have to know" who or what yoii suspect—" Hollistcr's .vqtco . rose more.shrilly, "My slstv.'" dead, iWt «hb?' .Someone mrirdereil her. Itlgh't Iti.this room! . There' was a mnn ktUtfd upstairs, tooi- less than tv.-o weeks nigo. I t«ll, jpu this place Isn't sato! They're llablo to walk In hero nnd murder mo any ir.lnulcl" ' ' • ' . "Who do you uit-an uy.-.|Hie>''T™ Thai line of ciucutloning brought Hull satisfaction. It wu obvlout tliat Matthew Holltster ««s in .the Brlp of hysteria'. •• ' • It wns finally lolll'ed: that he should stay in the BJi».rtiAent t fl at night nnd that McNeil wonld send out a mm- to guard lb$ Place. . '. -,.-•:. Wliph Holllaler Bcerned nuleter nannlstef steriped --to ,Ms side. "Yon'-'irojneniher me, d«n't you, Mr. HolUnler'? 1 ! he'VasVed. "We had a Millie talk do*rtro*n a few days ago."' , .. Mntlhtw; Holltstef rt\st-A his eyes. "\V'ti)f. y<j," he sd'ld slowly, "1 *ememboV.'v'. . '-- .-'•' "My' : riame'a Bannister," tho other • reminded him. VI wonder If there's! some pl»c«. where w* could »b nay to ulk—". Holllitah glanced ildewlst at McNeil .who. WAS . apctkinc to a unKotined pfhcer. • "We could jo In my room, I guess," hs Said. ITS led the wiy tod Ut rtpor- •*-^ ten followed. T&»' bearcom ever heard-her say." • * » AGAIN there was a panso and •**• then Holllster-continued, "I went down stairs and out on the street. The snow wisn't coming down very heavy and It wasn't cold so I'decided to walk over toward the Heights. That's one of my fivorlte walks. I .went down,kinaman avenue and titrned into Forest." "Dili you meet anyone you know?" BannistSr asked. "Jfo. Don't remember that I did. Thera 'ere sorns people on the street but I didn't stop to talk to anyone! :. I. jjjt walked. After Wljlli I thbiigtit I'd gone far enough afld started 'bacK. The snow was C0n)lng,'dow» -faster and it began to 1 oik dark-but I-wasn't in any etpacial hurVy. 'I HXe to be out In IN show; 'yi'h«« I got to the corner do«> itrMt I noticed the cloct ln'.'th'« :dr'ug store window said It was Bv'e minules lo five, "fhat.wash't.right, though, because ralwnys k«p my watch right I lobkeJ at It .and-It was nactly one pilnute-btfo're fiva o'clock. '"I'camb into Ilia hotel and rode up to! this, floor .in tUe elevator. H was -dark • when I opened the door'find I-wondered why Mclvinn ha'dn't turm>d of. the (iBlls. Then I »nw her;, apa .wns In that- big cKilr 1 b«for» tho window, sort of fXllcn ;ld:-Mlie. 1 thought she w»s sick bui \v|ien t'.touchcil her arid (ell her h,aiirtu—" Hla voice dropped »ud'.ri» turned away. "I.kuen-," he-rent! on .brokeuly.. , 'J Via doijt'l »t»ir8 and told the clerfcr.tomethlng-terrible had happened.- 'ito unit-back'wllli me. Th«'rt'»U 'tfoclar '-It tie building led he came trill? w«n. but of course It was too late. THe'clcrk called the police, too; I'guess. Any- liow they came after a while. They've been 'going around asking a lol of Questions." He looked'up at the three men who were listening. "Why don't they stop asking questions," he demanded bitterly, "and do some' thing? Letting people be murdered in their own homes in broad day .1 light! Why don't the police do something about It?" ."I guess they're doing whal they can,"- Bannister told him. The older man did not b'rtni to hear. "I can't hardly believe 11," lie want on. his Toice catching so tliat the words were clioaked. "I don't see who could have wanted to harm Melvina!" Rnnnisler said, "Mr. Hollisler, when we liad lhat talk the olhcr day you lold me you wore afraid your sister was worrying about somclliing. You said you thought shc might know something about Hie Tracy King murder." * • • JTOI.I.ISTER raised his eyes but their expression was dull "No." he anid. "[ don't think sho did. Tliere wasn't anybody had any canso to harm .Melvina. Shs and I—we wore the only ones left. There's only me now. 1 can't qiiita realize It—" "But you must have some idea who could have done such a thing? You must have some theory?" Hollisler sliook his head. "No," he said, "I haven't. The police have Ihe theories. All I know is Melvina's gone. I'm nil alone. I'm the only one left. I—I hone you'll excnsa me now—" They left him alone. As UK door closed behind them Gainey said, "Poor old duller!" and Kleni- ing adde.l, "He sure Is ;ill broken i up." -<f McXcal was not In the living room but another deteclivo wa* there. Bannister asked if They could see tlio body and liie detective nodded, motioning toward a door at the right. The reporters entered Iho bedroom. They saw the bulky outlines of a figure on Ihe bed. covered by a sheel. Hannistor lifted a corner of Ihe sheet, then dropped it. In life Melvina Hollister had been formidable. Shc was not formidable now. "There's no reason for us to stay hero any longer, is there?" Ban- tister risked gruffly. Gainey said he.wniited to see Me- N'eal again and Bannister told lilm he would .wait for him down stairs. He used the stairs instead of the elevator this time and turned into the small parlor whe'ro, ho nnd the others bad waited for McNeal. Rnnnlster dropped Into a rhafr, took a clgarcl from his pocket and lighted It. Then he set himself to reviewing cvcrylhins; tu< kniur | about Melvina and Matthew Hoi' lister. Bui Hie mind som«!imes rial's strange Irlcks. IlannUtcr. trying to remember just what Melvina had said on Ihe only ncr.i.-lci[i he had talked to her, was linltcd by a curious thought. He saw Juliet Franco again, as sue had looked across the breakfast table that morning. Ho heard her saying. "Something's go- Ing to happen. I'm afraid It will be something terrible." How could she poislbljr have lore- j seep that? (To Uc Owtlnued)

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