The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1934 · Page 10
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BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18,- 1934 flTBB BLYTHEVILLE COUBJEE NBW THE oocumt mws 00, • a B. BABOOCK. KWor B. V. HADTU. Aonnuuc Bole >Uiau»] uu DtlllN, Inc., New Yort, otac»«o, , St. LouJ«, D«UM, KIN** City,lfemphli. Every AHercopn Except as second uluc matter M the 'port office at Biytheyllle, Ar- tanias, under act '.of Opngieu, October 9, 1917. Bejyed py S?« Orut*a Pruui SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in u« owy ol BSyturnue, ift? per week or W#> per yw In Klnn«. By mall within t radius of fO mUet, M.OO per yur, »1JM for nz months, 8So for three mobtba; by mill in postal tones two to ili, IccluilTt, (fi^O per'ss&r. In zones seven ana tight, 110.00 perl year, payable In advance. An Oppor/um/y /or BlytheCtlle Because the national 'Better Housing Program is a groat deal move tliuii jiist aiiolhcr scheme to create or spread employment it promises to be one of the most effective of the wen' pons invoked by the Roosevelt administration to combat the depression. Re-employment of America's idle millions is essential, and perhaps work done chiefly for the sake of the jobs it.provides is better than no work at all, but gemiin^ recovery can only come from putting tlie labor resources of- this country to work at the production pf things which the people of. the United States need. We can ameliorate the hardships of depression by redistributing wealth but we can conquer the depression only by creating now wealth. That is precisely what the Better Housing Program is doing arid will do to an increasing degree as it gains headway. And in few communities t is the'opportunity for benefit from this. ! program greater than in jBlytheville. This city has never, even in the depths of the depression, had an over supply - of good houses. Attractive, modern, well-maintained houses and apartments of moderate size have always been in demand here at rentals amply high enough to make them good investments for their owners. The only over supply has been hi unpleasing and poorly maintained structures that no one would live in except, of necessity. Today, \\ith business conditions materially impioved, the shortage of good rental lesulential properties is greater than ever before. Desirable .small houses and furnished and unfurnished apartments are snapped up ns rapidly as they become available and the demand is by no means satisfied. The moral is plain. Owners of unprofitable properties can turn them into income producers by thoroughly repairing and modernizing them. Persons with money to invest can turn it to profitable' use by building new structuies of the type that is in demand. Tenants dissatisfied with their quarters or with the rents'they pay may wisely put their savings into homes of their own. The result will be not merely work for Blythevillc artisans and sales for Blytheville dealers in building mater- ials, but a better town. Availability of attractive Hying accommodations at fair rentals is an important factor in the development of any community. Highway Beautificaiion The highway beuutilication program for Mississippi county, in which women's organi/aUomi have taken Ihe lead, munis the support and the li<;l|> even of those whose minds run in .such practical channels that they care nothing for beauty for jts own sake. Owners of Mississippi county land in particular should be interested. Highway 61, one of the nation's major arteries of north and soulh travel, if lined with trees, green lawns and flowers, well repaired and neatly painted homes, would constitute an advertisement of Mississippi county's resources without equal. We arc glad to note that the highway department] is giving increased attention to keeping down weeds on the shoulders mid in highway, ditches. More regular attention to this detail is desirable. Many property owners and ^ tenants along jthe road are giving thought and care to the appearance of their premises. Recent years, despite economic dill'icultics, have brought substantial progress. With such leadership as the women's organizations of the county are in a posi- ~ tion to give much more can be accomplished. A Case Under the Arkansas Penal Sysleip Here is Ihc record of one individual under the Arkansas penal system—or nl least under Hie Arkansas penal system ns 11 lias been administered, ill the past: (1) Convicted of murder and sentenced to the penitentiary. (2) As a "trusty" guard killed n prisoner attempting to escape and received a parole. (3) While oil parole was charged \vitli wounding a woman with n shot gun. Arrested in Missouri and returned to the ixmHcntiaiy as a parole violator.' (4) As a "Irusty" guard .killed another prisoner (lliB second) who was allcnipting to escape and received a parole (Die second). (5) Shot a filling station attendant In an attempted holdup and was sentenced (second time)'to five years' imprisonment. (6) Received a irarolc (his third), was arrested on two robbery charges, and returned to the penitentiary (second time) as u purolc violator. (7) As "trusty" guard slopped aft attempted escape ami killed n dangerous prisoiW (his third). (8) Released (for Ihc fourth lime) on furlough, Was under bond to appear In circuit court but jumped ills bond. (9) Has now been arrested on the charge thai, with another man he robbed thvcc Siloam Springs residents. Reported identified as one t>f two men who robbed a store near Joncsboro, leaving the manager and nighlwatclimBu bound . and gagged in a swamp. j 11 remains to be seen whether tills individual will again be sent to the penitentiary, again made a "trusty" guard and again released for "meritorious conduct." 1C this case is Twentieth century penology, an ox cart Is an eight-cylinder motor car and a stage coach is u fast passenger train. —Arkansas Gazette. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark 'Which one of these did she wanl us to be careful with' THIS CURIOUS The Clew of the $ KM KttStiAc.lv.. Forgotten Murder IIIHIIN I1EBU 1'OIUX When DAN flI.i:KKi:U, pob- be , iudf, Iturn* -:s MOIIIJKN. vollce fan* titva Myiilerlo ilclrruiliifM to ciu '' Grid sot to Ills feet. NINE-TENTHS OF THE PERSONS' STRUCK 8V LIGHT;- NtNG IN .THEIN KUKAL AREAS/ CKlHt, '» icilvi; Ihc murder.' Mordru hnit |tef« BBnlVDtd to Icnrn nil tin could nMl>ut FI1ANK II. OAT1I.VV. ivcnlttiy anil iiruw- Jiii'nt. \vliu Inn) Ihrentetifd to aue Tho llhiJc IIFITIUIC iJio |ien««u|irr ri'liorli'il Ciiltmy lifiil tictn nr- rrMlcd. I.HliT It \VIIK [iruvtn thut tlic- limn nrrfKfi'd, KJvliiK *ke name n* Cnlliiiy (mil nt'comimnled liy • Kiri uniu-a BiAitr imicg.s, ««• nn Jmiitiftlur. The Illnde published Tlica Morilm In fi>uii<1 dead nad n few ln)urn Ifllfr roiut-N nr«a thnl CalUtiy [a dcnd — |ioN»ll)ly Liolsnnril. Sidney llrln umlL'rlnkr* Ikr rime, lie full* on CVltlkiiy'M Jnc- tl]>M null thru I^III-N lo iu-4* 4; II A U I, i: S 1,'ISillCU, Cnlbcir'ii frji-ntl anil hiwycr. Now fin ON WITH Tin; STOIIX ClIAPTI-m XIII /^ II IFF bad been listening to the ^ lawyer intently. "How long,' ho asked, "was this reporter in Hivcrvicw?" "Just a day I think. Perhaps not a day. 1 don't know. He mado somo investigation and made some comments, lie spent most of limo in tho office of Tho lllvervlew Chronicle, a newspaper, by the way, which has been -hostile, to Mr. Cathay's political candidacy for membership In tho city council." "Did that man," asked Griff, "call on yon, counselor';" "No. certainly not. He was collecting evidence which would have a tendency ID undermine my client's reputation. Naturally, ho would hardly have called upon inc.'' "You didn't know him then?" "No." "Perhaps then," said the crhn- Inqloglst, "you entirely missed the significance of the account in The Ulatld tills morning of the murder of otic of ils reporters." Charles Fisher gripped the cilgcs of his desk. His head was thrust forward. His eyes fastened iipa'n tlic crhnlnoiogist's faco liiirl gradually grew wider and wider. "Good heavens!" he said. "You don't mean to tell me ... it "in't bo ... it Isn't . . . that is, it wasn't the same man?" Griff nodded. Clial'ies Fisher got slowly to feet. lie mopped Ills forehead with a handkerchief, regarded Griff with wide, startlej eyes. "Now," said Fisher slowly. "I imlorstand your interest hi llic I understand who is employing you." Griff remained silent. The attorney looked at his watch, went lo'the window and stood with his back to Griff, looking down at He turned at length to aslced Flslier with a forced attempt at lils'old cordiality, 'anything I can do to assist you, Mr. Qrlff, which will not in any way conflict with my professional obligations to iny clients?" Griff smiled at nhn. "I think not," lio said. Tho two uieu shook hands. tlrltf went at once to a public telephone, called Die office gt Dr. I'. C. Cooper and explained to the nurse that it was qulto important that ho talk with Doctor Cooper upon a personal matter. A moment later ho heard Doctor Cooper's volco on the wire. "This Is Griff, Doctor Cooper," ho said, "tlio crimlnologlst who called on you earlier this morning." "Yes," salil Doctor Coojrer In a lono that was calm and wary. "What Is It you wish. Mr. Griff?" "I just wanted to tell you," Griff said, "that I have been In com munlcation with Iho counsel who la representing Mrs. Frank D. Ca tbay, and that Iho Catliays aro planning to have you cited before tho medical hoard because ot the statcnienis you made concerning the symptoms of Mr. Frank p. Cathay." "Yes?" salil Doctor, Cooper in the ono or TOICC one uses in asking a courteous question. ,. "Yes," GrlK said,, "and I just thought, Doctor Cooper, that if a lost-mortcm should disclose that your diagnosis was correct and Lliat ot Doctor Ainstead incorrect, it might go a loug .ways toward ellrn inating the necessity for any defense upon your part." Grift ceased talking and held the telephone to his car. For a .moment thcro was only the buzzing rioiso of tho wire. Then Doctor Cooper's voico said in the ,sauic cautious, thoughtful tone, "Thank Grifl yat'ched blin with, eyes thft winkled jvltii iniuscniont, yet wpr? autlously watchful ••;'.• .1 • '• •'Business here, liaduo?" h.^ \skcd. .' . ''.•''',•;'• ..'-,' Carl Racine stcpil wltli his feet planted slightly apart, his \>lij ihouhlers squared, his eyes Blaring steadily at tho crimlnolpglst, "Business hero, Griff?" ho asked mockingly. Griff nodded. "Yes," ho said. ''/ want to sue Mrs. Cathay.", ''Hardly n lime for social visits," Racine pointed out. Griff shrugged his shoulders In a pollto gesture of dismissal. There was a click at tlio euil : b the line. Griff slipped (be receiver back on its' hook. ,i.<!.«i,v IDNBY GRIFF'S taxicab de posited him at the witlo en trance to the Cathay rnanslon "You want me to wait?" asked .he cab driver. the crlmlnologlst. "lias tho newspaper," he asked, "any idea o[ tho motivo for tho murder? 1 ' Grift shrugged his shoulders. "Itcally, counselor," he said, "1 can't tell you just what tho newspaper knows or what it susiiects." li'lSHER made cluck- noises tongue against the root of his month aud shook his head from siile to side, after tho manner of one who has hoard most disagreeable news. "Yes," Griff said, and started up tlio long cement wal.k which led from tlio ornamental .wrought-iron gate to the porch on the' front ot tlic house. ' r , Ho had almost readied the porch when the door opened anil J <a tall man with broad shnulderg and'a slight paunch which bulged out his waistcoat stepped with quick vigor from the house and turned Eharply to the right, walking across the poich to stairs which >Ied to _a driveway that came from the garage. Griff called a low comment:" "Hello, Hacine, 1 ' he said. '-'You going to pass mo up?" Tho man whirled at the sound of the voice. His eyes stared at Sidney Grift with an expression of quick recognition which speedily gave way to wary appraisal. He turned aud walked back toward Griff with a leisurely manner. was a niemcut of silcnco. . "I wonder If you can tell ma Just what angle of this case you're working on!" Haclno asked. "How many angles has It?" Griff countered. Undue frowned impatiently. "Oil," he. Bald, "f'm just a square- toed (iick. I can't match wits with you if it conies to a matter of being Indefinite in conversation. You don't have to tell mo if you don't •ant to, hut don't he so damned uperlor. After all you're, only unian, you know, oven If you are Sl'dnpy 0. Clriff, the great .crinitpol- igist." ; Cliff said nothing. Ills'eyes held 1 twinkle of anitisenicnt. "I thought,"' Itaclno said, "that you might like a chance to pool information on this." "Sure," said Griff, "(hat's fair . enough. You start off. You tell jje something, theu\ I'll tell yCu something." .:' . "That's a bargain," Racine said. 'Who aro you working for?" •'.' Griff's laugh was almost sarcaa; tic. "So that was th.q way; you wanted lo pool information, was.it Racine?" ' ;'•'•.' A smooth running motor slid Into view.-stoppeti where the siue.step's of tho porch met the driveway. .The Cathay chauffeur slid from behind tho wheel, opened the rear door'.Ot the car aud stared steadily at the two men. . ' ; "Tliere is," said Griff musingly, "something strange about that chauffeur, nacliie. Turn around and take a look at him. fie wears tho livery of a servant but notice tbo expression on Ills face. He's evidently vary much irritalcd bo- cause we're talking together." Kacino did Dot turn, but he, straightened abruptly and Ills' tonaj hecariio formal. ' . . ' ''•• "Ho's in a hurry," ho said. "He'» under instructions to £«t wa^Vo • certain place. . I've .got to start Gooilby, Griff." Ilacino crossed the porch wltt long strides. Tho chauffeur Etopi at rigid attention, his faco a maalb As the detective-entered the cat; tho chauffeur slammed the dooij turned to face Sidney Griff. "You can't ECO Mrs. Cathay." hi said, jerking open the. front door of the car. He did not wait for v reply, nor did ho turn hack for an) instructions from tho detective. • (To I!o Continued) Tn Ihc next tniitnllmcnt Grift rnlu on .Mrx.'Frnnk Onthay. l>cne~ JicJnry of her huBbapd'A iiillli^a- dollur Insurance peltcle*. GOBY FISH I DROWN, I F KEPT j -28 UNDER. WATER/ •"* If there were no atmosphere around our earth, darkness would prevail the moment that the sun disappeared below the horizon. The atmosphere catches the sun's rays and gives them to-us Indirectly. i NEXT: What bird gels Us fnoil by spinning about in-the water.' America awful nice place. People live like monkeys way up high. —-Tcrcngosi, African native brought to U. S. / OUT OUR WAY Bv Wiliiams V-IUEUES TiV SKILLET, L/\RO. SAV.T AM' PtPPViR ARE MADE - NOT BoRNS Heart Is Endangered When an Artery Becomes Blocked BV 1)11. MOKKIS I-'ISHHKIN blocking of the blood vessels of Kiiilur, Jmiriuil nf the Amcricnul Ihe heart, oilier small blood vessels Medical Association, and of Hy- I gradually may lake over the prob- gcia, Ihc Health Magaiinc cm of supplying the blood lo the There's a rare possibility Hint'heart. yon might be endangered by the] In many instances blocking oc- condiUon called "coronary throm-) curs' in association with hardening bosis." which Is a blocking of any | of the arteries and high blood New Deal Week Cuts Company Illness Record NEW YORK. (UP) — What the New Deal means to companies in industries which are observing its five-day ^yeek probably is for tile first time factually, revealed by health statistics gathered by Paramount Pictures during the first year of the Blue Eagle's reign. In this film company, which lias home oilice personnel in New York, alone, running into hundreds, there is a weekly decline in sickness amounting lo 40 |jer cent less than corresponding periods just a year ago. The accuracy of the check is in- disputable, since the employes are required to report to the company doctor on the first manifestation of an ailment. By going through oilice cases, each of which Is carefully recorded, D. Stern lias been able to make the comparison. And he attributes the decline in company illness .directly to the five-day week. Bury Casket Maker in Coffin Built by Friends ST. JOE, Ark. tUP)—Willis Phillips, casket, maker in tlic Snowball community south of here for more than 50 years, is dead—buried in 25. OUR BOARDING I J.OUSE of tlic small; blood vcsseis which supply the heart with its blood. But here Is a situation, lliat is helpful lo understand, so thai proper measures may be taken lor recovery. Whenever anything In the na- lure of a disease disturbs llic coronary arteries, the effects arc .soon felt on the heart itself. These vessels are constantly in motion, lie- cause the heart 'itself is always in notion. The coronary arteries arc end vessels. Any solid substance coming loose Into Ihc circulation may gel into one of them aud block u. When this blocking occurs, the condition is called coronary thrombosis, because a blood clot will Inrm promptly where the blocking takes place. Just as soon as the blood sup- ily to the heart is stopped, the issues begin lo die became ol luck ol nutrition. 11 the patient lives, scan-mi; takes place. Associated with this there Is intense pain my not iiificqucnlty fever. Sometimes-the blocking may h, merely in llic form of a spasm 01 tlic blood vessel, which means t great deal for Ihc npssibllity ol recovery, although at llic time when llic spasm occurs, the patient tec much the same as he would wcr there a compleic blocking, If the patient lives fonowtn pressure. Some doctors, however, feel that hardening of tlic arteries is not an immediate cause of the condition. Quite frequently Ihcic is severe ain in the chest and difficulty vilh breathing in cases of tliis ype. It 1ms also been suggested hat occasionally the blood itself may lie responsible, because blood s thicker in some people than in ithcrs and also flows more slowly n some people than in otticrs. « * * The various suggestions that lave been mado indicate how carefully the medical profession is turtying this serious condition, vlitch Is now responsible for a large number of deaths from 'neart disease. More than half llic people who develop lliis condition die. The rest recover, but must, of course, govern Uieir lives accordingly thereafter. The length of'lime they live after having an • attack depends largely on the way in which. they control'their lives. They must do only partial work and' must give Ihe heart every possible opportunity to make a complete recovery. Forlnnafcly for the encouragement .of those who have an occasional altnck ol tills condition, there are records of men who have lived 10 and 20 years after having a first attack of this disease. a casket made by his friends. For more than a half a century tlic skilled carpenter and cabinet maker made caskets for his neighbors' dead. It is a pioneer custom of the hill folk for neighbors to make caskets for bereaved families. Phillips made about 200 during his life without charge. Many who could afford expensive coffins made last requests they be burled in one of Phillips' making. LANCASTER, Pa. (UP)—Saniuel Armstrong,.'.oldest living Mason in the United 1 States, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Armstrong was born in Parkesburg, Pa. He joined the Masonic lodge when Bv Alien? WE.LL.KID-'-YOUVt GOT *X DIAMOND WtACb- VOU CAN NOW "RE/XCH "FOR SECOND HELPINGS WITH OASS • AUTHORITY/ LITTLE "BETTEiK THfXN ONE I USED TO WrXVE— H/\T3TO CATiKY A TO MAKE IT v. KNEW! SA\"D THIS STON& WAS } •*'~ r n'H. r $"3OO ' ""'*" <SO OT-'F -TWRTY-TORTY- Jf\A-rv\ •THCT THE "ROCK

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