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f AGE ma JTBE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 'ODRpR NHWa OO. VWJSBfH ' o. R. BABOOCK. JHtar HAOTB. Mmtttac Mimgr '.'Mi HMfctau Mreruittc AitUMi ptUtef, toe. New York, DrtJott, Bt. Louli, ZMUu, KUIMI City, UttH PubUthtd Ertrr Afternoon Bnxpt Bunhj. (ARK.) COURIER 'NEWS Mtred u •ecocfl clasi matter at pott offlc* at BlythertUe, AT- under act oi Coogrea* October 9, mi. Benred U» tbe United Pra SUBSCRIPTION RATES By curler a'uw oil; of BiyttertlU, Ite per WMk or KM per year tn adrtoee. By mail within * ndlui of U mile*, W.OO per fear, fltt for ill month*, We for UUM montta; by mall In poetal tones two to six. Inclusive, *8£0 p«r year, In tones seven and eight, |10,00 per year,-payable In advance. Prohibition Repeal On the basis of rather limited observation ii appears that it is the wets, not the drys, who have reaj cause for complaint nt the results of prohibition repeal. All who have been so fortunate, if that is the projKr word, us to obtain supplies of the newly legalized whisky, agree in describing it as inferior to the . • better grades of pre-rcpe:tl corn. .Ami ;., that opinion is not the result of ignor- . ance or of depraved taste, nor is the , .inferior quality of the new liquor confined to that which is smuggled into supposedly dry territory. • In the city of Washington' a chemist, to satisfy his own curiosity, analyzed samples of ne\v American "blended" rye whisky, of supposedly pure imported Scotch whisky, and of . 'the. prc-rcpeal.;M;u'ylaiHl rye which was the general ^Irfnk* in the'national eap- ! i|aL under prohibition: He found "the" : Maryland rye to be the only one of the three that deserved to bo called whisky. The others, were synthetic products compounded . out • of raw' alcohol and . flavoring'extracts. And the Maryland i-::-rye-cost ?3 a gallon in 3-gallon kegs -'^compared to prices of S4 and $5 a ' quart for the others. / ' Wiis is no brief for the illicit dis- ;.!. -toller i But if those in authority at "^Washington • expect repeal to put the i!moonshiner and the borllegger out of business they, had better give atten- ,'^tion to. the ..lesson which the present ' 8}t«'ation holdsr -"It's smart to be i\ legal" \is ,the'Slogan which was put in I circulation: when repeal became effective'.' .,'Experience since then ig begin•. n'ing to make'a. good many .people ; wbrider if it really is so smart after :. ait:; ' ; ; • .. .'•-•-. . All of this, iMssibly, is somewhat •-beside- the point in the d'.-y state of "Arkansas. It has a bowing, however, on problems in which the whole country has an interest. Rnpcal of prohibition-was-supposed lo.prp-Uca remedy for widespread 'disrespect'for law ami • to place a curb upon tho wealth and power of the gangs that flourished on the outlawed liquor traffic. It was . : also supposed to provide badly needed federal revenues. It certainly will fail unless, -thq government compels the /.manufacturers of legal liquor to treat ; their customers at least as well as the : outlaws and gangsters of prohibition - -••. days treated theirs. Another Country Waiting Cables from Tokio report that American business men in Japan arc organizing a movement for American recognition of Manchoukuo. Such a step, they assert, would enhance the chances for American commercial expansion in Manchoukuo. They believe tlmt our recognition of Soviet Russia is evidence of a "realistic" policy in diplomacy, and they would like to see a lit tit- of that realism applied to affairs ii: the Far Kasl. It ia not altogether haul to sympathize with this point 01' view. Japan got Manchoukuo in ways we did not quite approve, maybe— but the fact remains that she got it, and there is every indication Hint she will succeed in keeping it for years to come. To recognize the fact formally might promote American trade; '•{ also might help to ease the tension in relations between • America ami Japan. At any rate, tlie suggestion seems to be worth thinking about. SIDE GLANCES By George Clarkl An Old Argument If the efforts of Colonel Lindbergh arc successful, thu old hostility between* Orville Wright and the Smith- .soniaiy.lnstitntioi) at last will be ended, ami tho Smithsonian will get possession, of that historic Wright airplane in which man btgun his great conquest of the air. The antagonism begsii because the Smithsonian seemed inclined to give primary credit for inventing- the airplane, to^ Professor Lnngley. Mr. Wright protested that tiie Langley air. pian'q never, got into the air. until long after the first;Wright, Rights, and'that even then l it. dew only sfter important alterations-had been made in its Stfuc- . ture. .,'..,;;''. • •>• , '- •' . -.: Public opinion doubtless sj(je3 with Mr. Wright in this dispute. ' Ah'd"if Colonel Lindbergh' •succeeds 'in", smooth-•' ing. over., the situation, so that, Mr. Wright will consent to let the Smith-, 'aonian have mV plane, everyone will rejoice. This plane is an American invention, and it belongs in an American museum. Much of our current gloom is eriiotluntil self-: Indulgence," not intellectually ;;«tined:V : ii—The Rev.. Harry^^nwreon Poedick of'-New .York. '-. '•'•>' «". • • •». .„ . ".-• What this country needs is a brand-new joke- book. Judge Harry E..Kcld'itii"i,T Delr'qit. ft the Mississippi.. overno«r, i!s banks next spring, you can bet your life someone will pin that on Moscow.' —Corliss lament,' son of famous financier. * - * t Severity of punishment never yet lins proved a dclcrrent to crime. —Clarence Darrow. T * * II must not be said llmt France is afrnid. France can face my cvcnliiniUy. —M. Daladler, French war rnlnisLer. . ; I do not like y( life of a dlv.i. Sleeping on trains. No smoking. No driukirg. No lun. 1 'must not do zls and I im.sl not do sat. —Lily Pons. i r'} il'i If J i£j' r r''t f '\ '•'•'»wif tU*^"' 1 '(1^"*' '- *' n "1 J: III' '' J' f K/JM t &iiBn?ijb. "How shall I be around Mrs. Wood, mother? Real sweet, r sorl of superior?" Movies Have Importrnt Affect on \our Ghildren ? s ^Behavior By William Or- !*•<<[ YOU'LL NEVEP? LEARN TO RIDE A BUCKIN'j HOSS — TH 1 FUST JUMP.YUH GRAB HOLT O 1 TH' HORM. DIS AM DE FUNNIEST BUSINESS AH EBER IS TRY TE.R LEARN! VO 1 CAlNfT STAV ON,TILL YO LEARN IT, AM 1 YO CAlN'T L6ARN IT,TILL YO KIN STAY ON, HEROES ARE MADE -HOT BORN. Whenever, yonJ.sciul your ehil- ren to the movies, consider Hie icture to be shown .hnd the elect it) might hiive on the minds ' the youngsters. .' For a receni ttudy by a distin- uislied committee on rcsearcji in ducatlon divuj^id the- fact thai lotion pictures have a decided clntkmship to crime, nervousness, nsomnla, and similar problems. In the matte 1 : of delinquency and ilme, two sjKr'.'ilisLs investigated 'lnc 300 girjj snrl. young... Wpmoii elinquents In a.large state.tMin- ng school, anil a great niariy dc- nquent boys and ylrls in schcols cvited to. ooha\-ior problems. Tpcse InvestlBOtloiis 'were chrck- rt by studies of n number of girls nrt • boys In ihe grade s&iools.. There.seems to he n'pjddubl that [ie. motion pii^urcs^do act. as-. ;u Mwerful inMuenco on 1 ; nilnds ^that re especially receptive: i Irj Mnnny nstanccs the form of "behavior, is oplcd exactly Irani a motion |-'p!c- The authors rnservcd that' (lie ski., allnd cleverness with' \vhich form of crime may be .carrlsrt out In the picture, the S'adventure .nd thrill surrounding Hie act;, the X)wer ar.d importance of the crini- naj.-or gang leader, the enjoyment ccitaln indlvidujlf- to criminal lani delinquent, behavior. ..' ' ; One-half the; ..Inmates of • one r.nal of mon-jy end of high -am last life are all aspects wlilcl may incite inslitulion indicated LhRl movies suve them a desire lo carry a sun, and a consider-' able percentage . said Hint they conceived thair." first- irteas of "st!ck-ups" fron.i the movies, Around 20 per cent ol lliosc, in- vc-stigalcd indicated tliat llii' man- nc-r of stealing -.vhich they i;sed v.-as in "the mo-.ICE. From the iwlnl of view of:sex oellnrtuenci'. 'there seems to bo no doubt" Hint ma:'.y of these pictures act as excitants .and serve at the iamc time lo indicate 'methods to the delinquent mind. i children reared Jin 1 poorly organized i-oininunlttc'i)' In^SOBI'C ^communities in which -. fapijjeV;- 'scliool, ani chinch have • fitcpme weak, the 'iiolion picture liab come ,to be-trie clilef guldp a! tl It wields extraAr- dinary inriuenco. • . " The Editor'i Letter Box CHURCH EXCUSES OH. W. Dear Aunt: •" • I have so much to ttU I simply annot wait for « lett«r from you nd I hardly know jiut where to begin. Archibald and I are both worried almoet to death about unlor and while I would not hare irchibold know It, for anything In he world but I am worried about itm. You know that I wrote you ast Christmas about Archibald iieeting up. with two of his old riends who he called Tom »n4 Jerry and they were so Intmstint hat he did not get home until way past midnight as b« said h« probably would nenr . see than gain. I did not ujr much but It seems that they came back ' this Christmas and he .was out with hem nearly all night, and I would iaU; for you, one of my own people, to know Just the condition, be >'as in when he did conie home, i- rather when someone brought ilm home as there, was .\w« with Urn at the door. I.-suppose it v was hese same two 'fejtaws *&£ called Tom and Jerry, fjiriied to. get to he door In time:to : see them but hey opened tt\e, "i'dpor and-laid poor Archibald In?and left; before I could get to trie'"door.-I know 'ou are going-to say I should have teen going: to church and taking Urn witri.m'e. but he seemed to hink so:rnuth of.'tlieni they would have -loufid'r-hUn .anyway. : : .. •'TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1933 , = ' ' '"* "'- rj r..~ l " v ~ _- ••-• . . - -.-yi 1 THIS CURIOUS WORLD 5S!r ^ * • .' '. j.""i '•'". — i r . . . .. • .lUwnplajred.: •' : . -.-^_^,,..,....>; (UP)—Tlie.521 people- 'of':-Sa'rte|I-'haye no unem- jloymerit-V.proflern.. Every able- xxlied! rn^n. was- on a job today. The' Watab Paper and Pulp Com>any Is . : jesponsible . for.the. absorption of iuiaemployjnent here, the residents sitd.' • '' HEABT DOES NOT ALNMH/S BEAT IN THH SAME DIRECTION/ AFTCft SENDING THE BLOOD ONE WAV FDR. A NUMBER. OF 6EATS, THE HEART AND FLOWS 8ACkVARDS. WHEN DISTURBECX GRASP THEIR. YOUNO IN THEIR. FEET, AND F1.V TO SAFET>-: * ' The -Woodcock Is one of the very few birds (hat has- learned to carry its young to safety. Just how the bird grips the young while .carrying it is not known: If given time, 'he mother bird will transport her .entire brood, one at n time. NEXT: How many trees are needed annually <or telephone ana power line, poles? ' BROOKMAN BCG1* ,rt£nB~ TODAY' kixa, Sir. Pcnjitr and Socialism ITo llic editor:! • ..' • The writer lesls it a sort of civic duty to help remove any misconstruction placed ' Mr. prellj » ««» t» >re Ti<c4 KI.V »*,,ttr'**ien M>'d»Iki UKH- HA,N DGURI.ACII nl» wt«1« - ' TAHROT . -ft !• -ii OtLlS . HELVIKA HOtLlSTIR, > ; •*'• *»!«.<«. l>«* oind K1«ff necmtly,' • •- AI, D«UGA.\. It f«o»4 4M< U<lc- l nllk Roosevelt's efforts to restore prosperity -to the nation. ».j '>"•"•• , Mr. Stan toil -Pepper, ; lt,;ijeei)l£ r is r hone'stly = concerned - about'- ''~$bme impending danger which 7 nfey/grow out 'of the "New set Fiiiiliormor;, lures play : the motion -< pic- important role n the lives ol delinquent girls and onng women. Seine 25 per cent of he 252 delinquents examined in- licatefl that Uu- motion pictures i'ere to some oxlcnt responsible or their delinquency. At ihe same lime, it was found hat other lj"i>;s of movies ccr- alnly may exercise a deterrent up by . the adiuinistratlan' at'' Washington.' ^fr. PC pcj- .rail is < it. -.'social- Ism" and that he thinks'., .would be against .a nmn 'of his"tyiie, and he", wants to be protected 'from it. Socialism in practice Would not l>o antagonistic to MrY ^Pepper's interest. All socialists would" like just such a mini .as Mr. Pepper. He is a- ''big sh'ol/' .now and would be under any other form' of society which may 'tic ushered in. The wqrld' r fieeds ::bi? shots" and Mr. Pepper need have no fears that Mic "New Deal." whatever it is, wjll make anything else 'out of him but what he is— a reliable citizen. What Mr. Pepper needs Is the proper information. Now lets sec how Mr. Pepper's nttitnde harmonizes with cei-tnln great facts of his life. Mr. Pepper Joints with his neighbors In a petition for a public rosd out there,- not a. private rond. but a public road built by the government. Now all public roads arc socialist institutions. The U. S. mail that brings his newspapers ami keeps • him in touch with the outside world is a socialist Institution. The great river that flows so majcsdcly at his feet h a socialist river from end to end. The school out tlicrc which he prizes ro highly is a socialist institution. The very land that he stands on. he may have homesteaded U— if not the title once lay in the government whose principle was every man n home as long as there was a public domain. That was a socialistic principle. •mrt reformative influence. These So we see that five of'the great's r so by arousing the de-sire to be est factors in Mr. Peppers life arc — J by showing delinquent or socialist Institutions which he '.ocd. criminal cond.ict as unattractive and dangerous. ;\nd by making •ivid portrayal of the punishment o offenders. Motion p!ct.iiY5 play an hnporl- >nt part especially in the lives ol would fain do without. W. M. Tucker, Blythcvllte, Ark. (AnsTferj on Back I'a M Peel prime H>ai£te of ~ "' . chltt t* I«t. Jlltal c»mt I. hi. «»•!'• 'o» Ike wore Hrlil»i> , 1C Ike (III ke. Ir«» tk«y ««a limn Kclliiltr. '••!•' f«af Im 4bc atari v»t where •tit llTtd.wUk kfr k»tk«r, M»t- tll«w. Simidqtvr leiaru Ihnt her dralk Ifjvck Mallken «olc kclr <• I. He <ll>ei»en .!• kU tke Ifittr kc hat foriodr* !• T«-»*. '. . / M>W GO 0\ .WITH THE :»*ORT. CHAPTER. XL j- ] . . yilE letter -waa not a long.one -"-It was. written rijn a'-sheet of paper bearing at the top the iiame 'Anderson^ Photo'•Svudio.'' Below was a signature Bannister^ did lot recognheJ The litter read; 'Dear Mr. ^Bannister—Your,let- tec aidresaed'to the Swann Studio was delivered lo me. Fifteen years ago I bought out .Mr. Swann and took over the business, changing the name to Anderson Fhoto Studio. Mr. Swann mored to the «-«st coast and Ins died Bince. "I am sorry that I hive no way of identifying th« people In the plctur*. There were » tew old negating on flle. whenj:I took over tin aboy but nona" as old as the picture you sent That : must haye been taken 30 or 40 Tears ago. in 1010 tlio studio caught Sre am ei.il flies were destroyed. It the old negative was Jiereai that lima timers around here but nope hat any Idea who the. roan and womau it must have been burned. I showed tho picture to several old were. I am Bending the piclun tack to you under separato cover anil am sorry not. to be able t supply Iho Information.' Very sin corcly, It.. K.-Anderion, Prop." Hannistor re'arl.th«.'leU«r through a second time.. Well,.that was that If Ihe negative had burned am the photographer'was-dead there was certainly Mills hope of idea tifylng the picture.- lie wondered It the photograp! had arrived yesterday at the sam lime as trie letter. He had riot noticed a package when,.he picJK up the letter. Well, It didn't Mail matter now—• ' He heard someone- coming and turned. It was" Fleming of lh» Times. "HI, there!" Klein ins greeted, him. "Have you seen Me- Neal around any whore?" "He was here a tew minutes ago. the Basbliter . tr»iK«* «t fcfc . lUess I'll be Q»"»y way," tie said. So; long; FlemlBjE.'' See, you tih O.ITOW."- "•'•'••'' '•' ^' ' '.''' , . • ,• '«••'•'-• ..... R 'H Jt,EFI.Ui6,buildUifc. bailed « . ! t»il'ana:?otl» hbnie: The pack- ge he had hoped to find was wait- n'g tor,: aim. on the hall : table. h era was a -letter, too, which be pened and found to contain .an drertisement: Baunittcr dropped rlDtoi'a waste- basket 'and picked p the package. He hesrd, his ai^nf, mqtin'E about i .the .kit chea, .and! ^ went' out here. "Where's. iilia. France?" he asked. '•-• .-..-•; Hia aunt.-wearlng a arge whit» l apron over her black nd white froclc, 1 peered in it tbe JSfn "en door. .Tbe'sptcy' odor of Mking ham came to JJannlster's "' '' going to aee . .-..'• . .. ' low whistle. Snld he Chief." • rieralng gave a "Wonder what th»t Bannister sbooV bij. head. "I don't Xrior. McN'eal't sore becauw of tUo way the . ntwaDapcra have been jumping on the; police department." - . .''...'••• "They'll jump on It.a lot harder If there isn't soms action'.oh theja murder cases- p'relty .socri. MS Ncal'a all right idr routlrfo Jolij but M. doett't know" Bo»:to,Uckl< • murder—", " - • *We-Went.dpwn town to do some hopping this .afternoon, *;Kato lewlett added, prodding th* meat with a fork. "I thought It would do Janet goijd to get out After we got. home' ( I. aent" her. to her room, to take 'a rest. I declare that child's run down. She doein't eat enough—" - • . Bannister -Interrupted, grhming. '"Well, you'll see to that! No one •an stay around here and not-eat." His aunt .tossed her bead hough she wias used to such flat- ery. 'There ,waa a package came or yon, Darld," sue said. "Did •ou get It?" "Yes. 11 He held it out. "Got a knife around here!" "In tha drawer ot the cabinet." tfrs. Hewlett motioned toward" a drawer containing cutlery and tounleter drew out a paring knife. —r.jt-j- the cords about tho pack- age'and field UP tho photograph. ."Look..Aunt Kate." he-said. "Did: you ever se» either of these pec- Kale Hewlett scrutinized the plclure. "My land!" she exclaimed. "Waere'd you get an old thing .ike that?" . ''"Oh. I just picked it up. Either ot thole faces look familiar to your 1 His aunt studied Ihe photograph, :he'n' shook her head. "No," she said. "Who aro they?" "that's what I'm trying to find out," Bannister loM her, "but I guess I never will. Oh, by tbe way — I caw Mrs. Harborougb down town.", 'What did she tiara to say?" TSot much.? He didn't want to explain that they had talked about MilVina 'Houjsler'* death.' -She wauled me to tell you "she's conn'ng jver here "some'day soou." t ' ' ATE HEWLETT had turned and was busy -before tt» refrigerator. Bannister helped hlm- ?«(It-te; an apple from the- bowl 'on [he table tndiwent on to the living room. Thero'he threw hlrtself down Into' ma favorite cTiair, propped the picture on' the table before him, aid sat br.ck, looking >t'it. '•;Dut (hit was not saljsfaclory. Ill reached "for . the photograph" and frowned dqwn'at It, trying to fincj soraetlilnt about, it he r'bad mlstec before.' The face of tho nan waa definitely, fain^ljar arid at the sama llrae obstinately eluslY.4- Where could he have 'seen' >h»- mm? Boiinlitef. gave It.ap^nd'studied ther clutched her bouquet ot oses. She mlgbt have been no more than 18 — 20 at the most. A young ' bride, obviously «eltcon- cloufi and .yet appealing. Bannister -gave his attention once more lo the man. Trio wrinkles in his coat subtracted considerably from tbo elegance of lis a.ppearanco. Not, of course, hat that was 'important. It was the man's face that concerned Dan- lister. -He catalogued the. features —dark hair, "parted on Ihe sida'''^ and too long by modern standards; ^ small, dark eyes; the nmstacho standing out stiffly: a firm chin. The man's shoulders were broad and square. Though he was scaled, you -ould Efio he was much taller Lhan his bride. Older, loo. "It ha was 30 tlien," BannlElsr mused", "he must ho closo to CO today. He might have shaved oS the mustache—" Ho heard a sound and looked up. Juliet Franco stood ia Uia doorway, smiling. "Hello," she said. "Aren't you home early3" Bannister (tared. Slie wr.re a dress ot corn Mower blue, shnp'.y raade but extremely becoming. Si:o had arranged her hair In a ilil- "ferent way, too. Satin-smociM. gleaming, it causht Ihe glow of Iho lamplight and held it. "Why hello," Bannister said. —"What—what have you done lo yourself?" J>'T 14 raln'utes':U.ey 5dtec'nssed' *<Mltat«r'»-' death. T%*D (h4 brij*. la spite ot her ttrl pc and out-modrd Bn'erjr.. «h» was . rutk.er' attra.clJ'M.' Oat biad rested HookW familiar. HIE girl smiled. "Do I look different? It must lie llio dress. How do you like il?" "It's perfect," he ascnrcd hor. ] "Perfect! Yon look like the princess in a fairy talc." "1 wish I were." the girl said, lipping Info a chair facing him. I'd change—oh. lots ot tilings!" 3lio saw Ilia pliotosrnph in tils and. "That looks Intercstlns." he said. "May I scj il?" -I Ho handed the picture to lit'r.T "Why. it's an old fashioned wcci- ing picture!" Juliet exclaimed. Tho britle is sweet, isn't slie? Uiu what a dress!" Bannister Icanorl forward. "1 ound that photograph." lie said slowly, "on the floor of the room fhero Tracy King was killed." The smile faded from tlio girl's ips and her eyes rose to his. They had lost their look of eager satc;y. Bannister went ou. "I'vo bce:i trying lo find out who that maa and woman arc, hut" so far I haven't had much luck. Yon en't any Idea who they mlgiit re. I suppose?" Tho girl shook her head. "N'o." aha »aid, and handed the picture back to him as though it were something she did not like to touch. There was a pause and thon tho girt said, "Mr. Bannisler. I've been wanting lo talk lo you. 1 mcnn there arc things I want IQ explain." Her eyes searched his face, as .though looking for something to give her confidence. Whether or not sho found it. she continued more slowly. "When you broiiflit mo here to your aunt's homo 1 knew things weren't—just tho way ynu said Ihoy were. I know the police wcrs atill watching me. tint they dlda't believe what I'd told them. I didn't think you believed It either.A* Bannister heard the. words tmO he was'not listening to them. He. knew luddenljr whjr iho photograph on -the fcrWeirooci'i -shoulder-; tbe (Continued On Page 6) <T« B« Continued)

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