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PAGE POUR BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, • DECEMBER 2V, 193 J THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THX COURIER NXW8 CO.. PUBUBHDW 0. R. BABCOCK. 'ttttor B. W. HAINEB, AOnrfMat Uta«|« Sole National AdTrttUflnj BepraenUUre*: Arkantu Dallies, Inc.. New York, Cliloajo, Detroit, St Louli, Dallu, Kansas City, little Rock. . Published Evm Afternoon Bieej* Sondajr. as ntcond class matter at fa post officf at JHythcvUl*, Arkansas, under act 01 Conjrresi Oc- F.M tober B, 1817. Served uy the PT»M. STJBSOKIPTION RATKE By carrier m me City or aiytnerUle, IBc D«r week or *UX) per year in advance. By mall within a radius o( EC miles, 13.00 per year, 51.50 for six montlis, Sic lor three montlu; by mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, ttSO'par year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 ''-'-'-'"™, p»ysblc In advance. d Refunding and --' the GasTox The Arkansas Motor Club, advocating enactment !>y tin; forthcoming special session of Die lesiflnlure of a plan for refunding state highway indebtedness, goes to some pains to demonstrate thai the Arkansas gas lax, viewed relatively, is not high. The Courier News, published in the county that loads the list in the si/.e of its road bond burdcii, needs no argument as to the necessity of a refunding program adequate to lift the threat of foreclosure I rum lands in prc-'Martineau law road improvement districts. If present gasoline or auto tag taxes are inadciiuiito to finance .such a refunding program, • then assuredly additional sources of rovv.uc must be found. But the.'ic and other tuxes should be. kept as low as possible. There is no sense in kidding ourselves about the tax cost of driving an uutomobilc in Arkansas. It is low, says the Arkansas Motor club',' in "relation to'.the mileage :of state highways per oar. That is something, but it holds scant comfort for the car owner who has to pay .it or lor the legitimate business man who sees his trade diverted to dealers in adjacent low tax states or to the gasoline bootlegger. If the Arkansas tax is low in relation to state highway mileage per car it is. not .because the tax i^ low hut because .the state highway mileage is , high. • Arkansas has more miles of state highway than Oklahoma, Tennessee, Georgia, Flo.-ida, California, Minnesota, or JMichigc.ii, all of which are larger than Arkansas in wealth, population, and area. But this is beside the point. The highway debt exists. It must be met in a way that will prevent, foreclosures. All this newspaper dcmr.mls in behalf of the already heavily burdened automobile taxpayers is that it be met as economically as i»ssiblc. We believe the history of the road bond issues is such as to give moral justification for driving the sharpest possible bargain for their refunding. And we believe the results of the present six cent gasoline lax have beon such as to point the wisdom of exhausting every possible alternative before further increasing this particular tax. OUT OUR WAY Brokers Seek a Hearing It is hardly a scci-et that there exists in Congress u groat deal of sentihient in favor of put.ting the New York Stock (exchange under Nome kind of thoroughgoing regulation. Heads of the exchange themselves realize the fad, and -a New York pajKii 1 currently reports that they are planning an intensive "t'octl will drive" to "sell the exchange lo tlie public." These men feel lhat tl.e sentiment in favor of regulation arises from an unjust and misinformed public opinion. Naturally, therefore, they are going to do what thfy can to gel tlioir side of things before tiie public. This, of course, is fair enough, anil we can. use all the light \vc can gel on the subjt'Ct. lint one is entitled to wonder whether the public's hostility is entirely "unjust and misinformed." After all, the relationship between the depression atul the orgy of stock market gambling of the Iwom days is direct and inescapable. | SIDE GLANCES By George Clark I •* C U. S. in Electricity The administration's .scheme for using a government corporation lo 1'm- ance and stimulate the sale of electrical appliances opens a new Held for combined activity by the government and private enterprise—a Held whose jws- sibilities seem to be almost unlimited. Naturally enough, the scheme will be tried out first in the Tennessee Valley, where electric power will be cheap and plentiful. If it succeeds there, it will be placed on a national 1 asis. Its significance lies in Ihc fact that we just are entering thn great electrical era. So far,, we barely have scratched the surface in our use ot this kind of energy. If government and industry join hands to show the ordinary citi/cn what a cheap ami usef'il servant electricity can be iii the citizen'H own homo, the ultimate result may be something like- ;i revolution in 'iiir national life. "All right, what d'yu hel he wouldn't jump right ou ot his window if I asked him to?" .nfluenza Epidemics Come in Waves 25 Years Apart What hns happened in [lie p;i:l hundred year.s Is thiil the industrial iigc hiis superimposed ilselt on aericnllnrnl civilization. — Premier, Mussolini. - .' y* . * ' - P Give me Ohio State's muiiilnl at Colgate, and t won't lose one game in 10 years in (lie east. — Coach Andy Keir u! Colgate. * * • • We must not Uc misled by wl.at Hitler Is doing lo the Jews und tlie' MiirsistK. in all revolutions there is bound to be someone •wlio will sutler. —George Bernard Shaw. t ¥ * Business is nil light. There is no depression, really, no*-. —Henry Foyci. * * • We do grave Justice if T^' imagine modern communities arc piling up nriuiiincnls merely from : reckless ambition or a rii:slrc to be aggressive. — Sir John SimOr. ni.ttsh lorclen secretary. » * + We will not yield one incl: of Soviet sou. —Joseph Stalin. c ' CHURCH EXCUSES By Geo, W. Barhaat Jim—that's my husband — says hat conditions are so changed hat It don't seem just the thing or us to make resolutions this •car as we have always done. Now nst resolution time we made the big one, our church resolution and built the lesser one's around he big one and as we found that r: were not able to keep the big e account of the fact that we :ould not get our church letters n shape to present them to the church, naturally, the little one's ill fell with [he big one. So this 'ear I decided we would not do •mything about it and see how we 'ft along. Jim—that's my husband —says it will be just as good luck as any to tro on ns If nothing had lappencd. We feel almost sure (he liistor will conclude that we would x worth so much to the church .hat lie will make an extra effort to get us in even though we are unable to find our letters. BY IHt. MORRIS FISI11!i:iN ililur, Journal AsEccinlion, and of Ily- fi-ia. llic Health .Magazine A study of Ihc history ot p.is: itluen/a epidemics reveals ihat lie disease secmb lo come in cy- les, or waves. In facts, scientists today believe hat some ol tile epidemic.", or described before accurate monllfic medicine developed ac-1 ijally were of the snuie cbunic- er as llic influenza of today. For example, the • E:v;lish 'sweats" of the 15th find Kith centuries, the epidemics of lever hat swept the continent ol i^n- •ope in the 18th and lOili ceuuir- rs, and the epidemics dcsciibcil is "dengue" may have been, and nobabiy • were similar lo epidemic nlhicnza. Ap])areully the length cf iinii: hat any -ei>idcniic of (nlEucnza slays witli n coiniminlly 'depends on tlie nuniber of people Misccpti- lie lo 'he disease. Just ns'soon is that nninber has had Die disease nnd recovered, the epidemic disappears and recurs when a' new greally by the nltack that it becomes siisecntible to other disturbances.. The best advice, therefore, thai can be given to anyone who ha: suffered from influenza is to make certain of a lotiy rest and a pro- liaclcd peiiod of convalescence before undertaking serious work o exercise or submitting to any im- usual exposure. Barrel Skiis Aid Motorcycle Rider fc — KARTHS CX'MP. Mont. (UP) -At least George Johnson was resourceful. Johnson and his motorcycle were nowcd in at Yellowstone National 'ark. Johnson waited two • days, lioplng for a thaw. None came.- . The cyclist then broke up a barrel and made skils out, of it. The staves were attached lo the front wheel, of-His motorcycle. .Power was applied to the free rear wheel With a farewell wave, Johnson slid out of the park. BOSTON (UP)—The Cliarles- .own First Parish (Congregational) Church, which stood on the site of the mother orthodox church of the country, is being razed. THIS CURIOUS WORLD SS WORLD WAR. &fiOK£ OUT AT A TlMfe SVHEN VIRTUALLY AU.TH6 GREAT t-EADtRS WERE PAST THEIR CIEMENCEAU 75 HINDENBURC. 66 KITCHENER 64 POCH 63 /AOLTKE 65 SUKHOAMaNOFF 62 ASaUITH SZ... WOOOftCAV WILSON WAS BUT 58 / OLD SQU/iSX/ PUCKS FISH NETS tOO PEET BELOW THE SURFACE j e 103 «r A, OOO,OOO TREES ARE CUT ANNUALLY FOP, TELEPHONE, TELEGRAPH AND POWER UNE POLES.' MKTKE.MC (tN US.ALONE) The Old Squaw Duck is a master aviator and swimmer, but the I swift .flying speed has not helped to protect it from the ravages of the I hunter. Instead, it has helped bring about its dot traction, for sports- [ men hunt it. not for il.s unpalatable flesh,, but bccs'.vc its swift flight j makes it a tempting target for the most expert gurner. NEXT: How does one buy a dog In Tibet? group of suscoptiblcs among the population. develops The EdUor'i Letter Box iTo the Etlitor-: Stinuon A. l-e|i|ier KCCIIIS la be one of a fast diminishini; number cf people who have never given the Socialist lluoiy an intelligent thought. Staiilo!: v. p as born with golden spools berh wcU his mouth, nisei in the meth- By William. . Vf?M-IT'S MY FIRST SHAVE- WHA.T OF IT WELL, THATS THE FIRST OF SELF REL'ANCE f THAT is --- YOUR BOYHOOD is VOU START TAKIWG- CARE OP 0 .„ YOURS&LF FROM NOW ON-- AMD VOU'RE GTARTIMG- WITH THIS MESS YOUVE MADE SHAVING- Wave. 1 ? of iue;iples al.so occur in rhythmic manner, due lo susceptible persons who develop the disease and then recover. The disease then disappears until a ncu gioup of snKccptibles developy this appiuently requires \\ ccitain dcfinUe interval. One of the first inllncnx.i opi- demics recorded was In 1111. Another recurred in 1510. ami (here nre accounts of what might have been influenza in records dating to 412 13. C. and 303 U. C. and again in Rome In 43 n. C. The great epidemic which swept world in 1018 is noted cspcci- ly because of the fatality to wo- en about to give birth lo-chil- en. An epidemic which occurred m.1 aurt another in 1301 A. D.. =0 were fatal in the same way. lie nexi series of cpicli>mic£ nve sted as cecnvriim in UK!. H13, 427. 1510. 1529. 1S51 and 1530. T » • Notice that these epidemics oc- ods iormerly uso.'i to -get rich or stny rich. He says he has hueil his fiinn mil of a cypress c.wamp. Hii'-'-i i.. the riglil word. v;ilh money 1111.0? from a .sawmill hy his father anu mother he hired men Jo help him lo;;. clear ant! <i[lt!vale seve huudr3d acres of ti.e rich latuls </- r Walker's Ljike. He is siill l.-iicinc; some people to give him u fourth, a third or l.crhaps a hr.ii of wliat liiey produce on iiis EHiHiton can .still niisc tniitc a hue. I wish lv would study the Socialist Philosophy. Simon t'. Lcc, Blytheville, Ark. urfi for the most part, in cycles ter. nbou! 25 to M years. Moreover. . r | u , Municipal Light Plant Sent Paid Bills for Xmas NAPOLEON, O. (UP) — Lights twinkling along the streets of tills village and in its homes tell a happy Chris'.ni.ij secret this year A "Kilt" of [iiorr ihiin S7.000 ha? re me to patrons of the munlcipa li^lH plant nnre. in the form o i'ne merry r.oia-.icri. "paid." ntark- ra on all light bills for Novem- ;,„., L . cclc[i lived aiiain in 1712 ami similar : ' : " uhK ' bills aicrnge SI. H'.s followed l!ic 19i8 epidemic. '• Tnc city Ins rcuuccil its inrtebt Following a jrea; epidemic of • oiinofs from j38'X<0 to $300 in til nfliicn?.i. there usually is :i con-jl'i^ fo;ir year^. o'cspilo heavy iclcrab'.o nmonnt oi tickr.css ofi" olhfr types, due to the [act Unit I 'lie himinn body k vioaki'iicd so! (Aiuvvcri on Hack December «T^ chemist born. !ie Union Club foui shopping days fo Chnstw5x •Bob! BBaniJHERE TODAT r>\VIO BANMSTKR ri«drr(»kr» ll> lht« ••*('. who -kUM TRACT K I !V G,-*of c|*iilTa' Ifri df r.v Haa • It fer N rt»~aQth>r nn'd 'InMirr •em. p:iper man. l\t irnrlc* oh l(e murdrr rase nlfh CAI^'EY. «mr T*porlfr on tNr Tost. Aninnc thnir •n«n^ctrd nr« JL'I.IKT PltAN(JF M blond, pretty nnd knan-D le • have, vlMlird Klai; KhortlT hMnro Mn dmthl nfHI- MAN S(;i;n[.Ai:rt «h» n»tr Klnf * ihrrntpnine retteri mmd JOK r.HUKITT. dow.-nnd-oX rnuJfTlllc nrtor. lr-l> nlna knoir* that MP.I.VINA (1OI.I.ISTFR. p.14- dlr-nfrrit »pln«ier. .hud ^varreled wllS iriiKr rcrtnrlr.- ' Al. DRHGAV. frlcni -I JO**'*, IH fnNnd dead In a Yr'reek«i m«(*- BOBLK Lnura Los B'ROOKMAM Ilnn rhl<-t Uter peutunden <he •«] * In Jall« co«> <o . on Ihr tfcnrr tin! If «kp Kill h»- llrvfj. h^ryelf free Ihey-cnn learn nwrr nb«BI her, - - - ' Hrltlna HoIM.lcr I. Couxi ftlraneltri IN 'the apnrlm^Dt nherc -l,<- tlvr4 nlth krr hroilirr. «»l- lhc». Urt nralk lc«T«.kln >olr I.rir ID *15n.OOO. A mnn nnd iTnmnir Pnnnl^l^r hn^ never *tctt before call to ••• • .IllliM. ,\ sow no ox WITH THE STORT. CtlAPTBR XLII ' : n AXNISTEn hcaitated nil Inslant ami then said. *• "Won't you rome in?" . . I'M ilia .and woman Entered She l ^.n.. TT^'^reman was small. Mender ctS yoang looking. She ivoro || io ns coaf;bt,black lur and ' TXc man . wa3\ older, squarely built. His dark t OTercoat, the hat in bis hand, everything about him looked eipcnslTe. H« »id briisnuely. "ily name's Stuart — E!bcrt Sluartt— an'd this Is my wire. Isn't Mis3":France here? Tbey toid us pe'd find her here — " His voice was brusque and rather ioiicl. Thers were footsteps in the Uyiug. room and then Juliet France appeared, framed iu tlie doorway. "Juliet!" the woman cried, riiFhins forward. Their arms were sroitml cadi oilier. Juliet France kisse* tbo newcomer. She said, "Oh. Helen—!" aiid then Eisscd her again. Stuart spoko up. "1 don't know i; you rcalizo what you've done Juliet." he said sternly. "We've tir.il .1 terrible time trying to fine! you. I don't know what could have possessed you! Yon shouK lirivc thought of your parents^—' The girl raised her head quickly. "Do tbey know!" she demanded. "Well — we've managed to keep It from them eo far.' But youi sister's been nearly traalic. don't know what could haye made you do a tbihg like this!" Bannister bad teen looking from one to the other, trying to maka out what 'wai hap'pcnms Suddenly Juliet Krahce retnctn bcrcd bhn. She turned. "This is my sister," sac er Inert, "and her hjiEband. Helen uoul4 nylkln thrs Intruplon. On ati; ai, MT wife's'wraily 1 want oithani .'yon for all you-have Jon«'f6r- HlBs:France." "tilt I'm afraid 1'don't under- tand!" '-'••• '.TUAVT WSved tlife »s'lda. ' That's wnjr 1 thought A^e hould bave this talk. My wl'te and I arriTed In Tremoiit just • ew hours ago. Our iome Is ID hlcago. I'm a lawyer. Mr. -Bannister." He added, conBdentlaHy, 'McCook, HnrtrWg*.»nd dtuart. We leU Chicago laat night after wo'd read this—" I He fumbled to a pocVet'of big coat aud drew out a crumpled newspaper clipping which he handed to bannister. U was a vividly written account of Tremont's recent murder, with the part of Juliet France, the "mys- erloUs, blond suspect" prominently featured. "My wife and I were not sure," tnart went On, "tbat tbe girl mentioned in that newspaper account was reaily Juliet until we arrived here.. But Mrs. Stuart was worried- and ncllilng would do bat we muct unke the trip." He shook bis head ndly. "This s a terrible thing!" he went on. Terrible! 1 don't know what will happen 1C Juliet'* parents ever find out atfont it!" Bannister had been.eying bim perplexedly. "How did you know :hat Miss France was here!" he asked. "They told us at police headquarters. Your Chict—Henley, 1 believe the name is. We had a long talk with him. I satisfied him completely thai Miss France could not possibly tiave had anything to do with the serious charecs against her. I eiplalned that her conduct was ths result of a girlish prank and while tbat does not make, it !esa reprehensible—" Bannister Interrupted. ~ "Just who is Miss France?" he asked. Tho other's eyebrows rose. "Don't you know?" Bannister shook his head. 'No." he said. "Miss Franca hasn't wanted lo talk about herself and I didn't liko to ask questions." "Yon toot her into Tour homo ~—a girl arrested on a murder charge— without, knowing who she wa»T' Elbort Stuart's gaze was Incredulqns. "This Is my aunt's borne.** Bannister reminded him. "I thought she'd be a good de»l more comfortable here than — where she was. »nd you elill baven'l told me whu i^e is." • • CTTTArlT cleared his throat. '•' "Misa France," he said, "la the daughter of ^Ir. and Mrs. Rob- Hits is Mr. Uaoolncr. He andi 0 " S " France ot Evanston. The bis aunt have been so wonderful younger daughter. She's had to me. They've taken m? into cvcr ' 1 ativantage ,1 girl could have their home aurt donfso much (or! —expensive schools, travel, social \ advantages — but she's ; hcad- mc—" Stuart stepped tnrward. liko to have a talk With Mr. Ban-1 Allowed to have her own way too "I'd I strong- Spoiled 13 what I call It nister," he said. "Can you girls leave us n'.&cp tor (cliltlc whlleT" Juliet looked at her sister. "We'll so upstairs." »oa gsld. Arm In aria, they went op IDE staircase. "Como In here." Bannister invited, motioning toward the living room, lie lid Hie way aad Elberi Stuarl "No doubt." the newcomer be- »ts ssaied, "J much ol - the time. 1 suppose that's how she bccamo acquainted with this orcne»tr» leader, Tracy Kins." Bahnlstcr straightened but he did not speak . "1 don't know whers ?h» met hl«* Slusrt wetit on, "bnt I don't thfnk H "tonlfl have been while ehB vu at hbrre. She's Ing. probably kne« now to impress a foolish /oung sirl. Any. ho'w," Stuart frowned as he ct'j- tinued, '"Juliet had a flirtation with him. I didn't know anything about all thjs and my wife didn't know 11 at the time. If I'd known, I'd have put a stop to it. You can be sure ot that! "Well, Juliet wrote some foolish lore letters to this man. 01 coursa her father la wealthy. A fo> _ weeks ago I Kuesa she began it" realize what a reckless tbinB sba had flone. Love's young dream had cooled off. Juliet asked King to ro- turn the letters and ho told her h» would—for 'a : prlre!' fj "That threat had its effect. I'v« told you Juliet was headstrong. Sh» made up her mind to get the letters back -without paying Tracy King a cent. She told her parents she was going to Tisit a friend In New York. Instead of that ene came to Tremont. What happened here you know. She went :o King's apartment and demanded the. letlcrs. A few hours later the man was found dead. "Juliet, naturally, was horrified at thb thought of tbe scandal If itio news should reach her homo. She did »n extraordinarily foolish _ and yu I can ur.1erst.ind it. 8y refusing to tell who sbe was or •here she bad come from sbo rought suspicion on herself. At tame time she m,ina«:d to keep er Identity concealed. Ot conrso t couldn't have gone much farther. he'd have been obliged to «K sooner or later. Chief Heolty ex- lained to us how you arranged to ake her into your home. Tbat wa» erlalnly generous—" THERE was a. rustling sound and •*• both men glanced up. Kato Uwlett stood in tho doorway. Ob," she said, "I didn't know you iad company, David." Bannister was on bis fec^. " n. Aunt Kate," he said. "Tliis"^ Ir. Stuart. Mr. Stuart—ms> auat." le eiplalned, "Mr. Sluart cacie to ee Miss France, He's her brotf^r- n-law." Mrs. Hewlett smiled as she sbooV lands. "Then I'm awfully glnd to know you," she said. "We've grown so fond ot Juliet while she's been with ns." Tbey heard footsteps en lha ilaira nnd a moment later Juliet and her sister appeared. Bannister noticed a likeness between Ibo two. though Juliet was taller and tbeir coloring opposile. There wero further inlroducllons ind Kate Hewlett said, beaming, "Of coursa yon two will slay tor dinner! I'll go pui the plaids on right away—" Stuart raised a band, objecting. "We couldn't think ot pulling you fio much iroublft. Besides we want lo calcb an early train. Are your things ready, Juliet? If itiey arc we'd better be starting." Tho girl looked nt him oddly. "\Yhat do you mean?" she, asked. "Why. haven't you racked! Then you'd better hurry. There's no llmo to waste. We can get a train in"—ho glanced at Ills wrisl watch —"an hour and 20 minutej. H will get na In Cbicaao it 6H5 In the morning." Something in tho girl's face stopped him. He eyed ber Jin instant, thoa vent on sharply. "Don't*, you understtnd, Julie'.? VAVrs la*. Ing you hosa«l* Quite M ln»»T «h« answered. "Oh, nt, yca're cot. I'm tolus to away otlca, flsilini wlih friends. |st»7. b»rs." 1 und,ersuad Kins was Eoad-lnnk-! ..".' tT« t* Continued)

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