The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1938 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 14, 1938
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1 FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 193S BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS |Q jFroir, Tins \Yreckiigc May Gome New Air Laws WillSeck 100 Members '" • - v r-rv—•** *.x™ For Cmmtrv find H Rule Never To Give Customer Anylhiiia Even If He Wins ' " This is the se::oml of :\ sciii-; of articles on the numbers ruck- fit based on n nailon-wUlo survey conducted by NEA .Service and llic Courier News Hy NI-A Scrvii'i- The numbers racket Is the ad >pt- cd child of pint-repeal mobsters Nurtured on bullets and blood, it lias (jrown into ;i vicious, ill-tempered brat which thrives on murder, treachery, corruption und the double-cross. But the brat's incoiii.- is enormous —a million dollars per day. That's why it was adopted. Tlmt's why it is I'oiv held jealously by tlic gang overlords who need cash to keep tlielv mobs intact ami functioning. Repeal of prohibition deprived | gang chieftains of their principal source of income-suckers. So the mobsters began lookiig around, and one of the first things their greedy eyes fell upon was the numbers game, at tliat time thriving in a modest way in the Negro and f w- cign sections of large cities. Heady-Made Slickers Here was n rendy-muile group of suckers—men and women who were blimleii by the sisht of o'00-to-l odds; who were willing to deprive themselves nnd their families of necessities in the uic.-iger cliancf of making a killing. Anil so the gangs moved in on ,- the numbers game, an:! today ;i survey- conducted Ijy NEA Service and the Courier News shows that the racket has grown into a Sl.- 000.000-per-day business, of which about half is profit, nnd in which about 2.000.000 American men and women participate in Ihe hope of easy money. How It Is 1'hn-ed Just what is this numbers game? . First of all. it should he explained that there are almost as inr.ny different "numbers" game? as there are numbers between 1 aiu ! 1000. For the most part they operate on the same principle, which is simple enough: The bettor (sucker) may clitiosr any number of three digit.<j—000 up to 999. He lays cash on the line (almost any size bet will be accepted) to back up his belief that the number he lias chosen will be the lucky number, for that day. ; Operators May Welch '.'••' If| h.pMs ^not..correct (and. the , chances':are iooo-to-i that he won't be) lie gets" back nothing for hi? money. If lie chooses the tigh 1 number, he is paid off on the Irasir of odds perhaps as high as cor to 1. He will be paid off, that is. barring such contingencies iis sta™ 1 police raids ami operators who welch when hard iiil. The lucky number is determined in any number of ways: treasury balance figures, stock, market transactions, bunk clearances, race track muluels, butter and egg marke' quotations, wheel devices, bird-cage dice contraptions or drawings from a box. Pay On Mulucl'Figures By far the most popular Jioiv is the use of race track mulucl figures (is a basis of determining winning numbers. Operators once preferred to use bank clearings stock sale totals or treasury balances, but newspapers in many cities quashed that practice by printing the figures only in round (millions. Supposing you wnnt to place a bet on the numbers. If you work ir an office building, a runner proba- blv goes by your door every day picking up cash and giving receipt •slips. If you are out on the street you more than likelv can get a slir from a news vendor, or in any barber shop, poo! room or small lunch counter. Housewives' Ilels on Bills 111 many cities, housewives can buy numbers by telephoning their grocers, who place their bets with n "runner" and add the amount to the grocery bill. Supposing you choose the number Ml. On it you can bet ?nv amount from a penny up to a dollar—more in some cities. The- runner give; you a slip showing the amount you have bet and the number you have chosen. He tells you the race track from which the mutuel figures will be taken to determine the winning number. Now jou wait for the final editions with race results and start flouring how yon came out, Yov add up all the win, place and show prices for ail three horses in the first three races. It totals S130.80. Almost Hit H Pine! The figure immediately preceding the decimal point- is 0 nnd that's the first digit in your number, so far, so good. Now you add up all the win, place and show figures for all three horses in tire first five races, totals $234.80. Swell! You've got the 0 and the 4 in your number. Then you add up all the win place and SHOW figure.-, for all seven races at the track. It totals $309.00 Pshaw! You've lost. You neede( a T instead of a 9 in (rout of that last decimal point. Your dime is , shot. But remember, your money would have been lost just as irrc- i trievably if Hie first total hat! been ^ any number without the before the decimal And Kvcn It You Win—! Vhile Congress started action on new aviation Icgis'utlon a:ul Investigations of recent mrijor' crashes -one in Montana mill tlvj other in the South Seas -rescuers brought the bodies of 10 victim:,- from Ihe harreil, twisted wreckage of n Northwest Airlines plane, pictured above, which crashed into a mountnln- idi- near Hozcman. Mont. Kn to this snowbound scene of northwest does, horses, wooded mouu- alnskle and nsctiprs, were member- or-;; yiecla) Investigating bnard, appointed by Kecretnry of Coin- T.' Dunicl o. nojwr, The plane crashed in Humes us the pilot song hi to land In a small clearing diirina a snowstorm. For Country Club Here A drive to obtuln 100 members for the Hlylhevlllc comUi-y club will be l.imu'hi'd within a lew -luys, following n inoi'tliiK m \vhlili c<-.-ll Shane was clfdei! rlmtriimn if tin- dub, inul J. A. Leech, Hurry W. Kiilnos and Mr. Hhunc wciv n'aineil nn o;>c)-aih)[! t'oiiiinllli'i 1 to a.-cstsl Kvcrett 15. Cice. owner. In ojn'iatlon of the club. R. R Khslmi'r was fleeted secretary. ..... "' v nlan, (hi 1 uvinber- shlp fc,. will be rednc<.Hi from live to 'i'llhu.s ivr month nnd dill of town members will |>ny $1 liistviid of threo ilollnrs nuinthly Ik'iiiiisi- Ihe i-hib must h:n-c' 100 lumbers for the) b ;olf course nml flub lioase to be inuinlnliu-ii. It \ voU-il to launch Ihe membership ihiv,. the first, of the week with sci-cnil teams to cnnvnss the The golf club was orjtnnlu'cl In 1!)2U nntl (lie club house creotfd lute In 1933. Whistle Gin Worker Cuts Hand Yesterday K. I'. Alk-.v, of Manila, cut hi:; i'if!ht. liiitul huilly vcslcrclay while workiiif! ui tl)o C. II, Whistle i>ln, south of lioseliviul. Hv Is restlnu very well nt the Blvthevllle hospital. where he vviis brought immediately utter the nccMent. May West Files Suit Here Seeking Divorce /.(ted 60 Feet Over Bonneville )warfcd by the gigantic size of this huge lock at Bonneville Dam :ic river steamboat pictured above was on the way up the Colum- ia river to The Dalles, Ore., 200 miles distant. First vessel to make he transit, the ship \ras raised CO feet In Bonneville's world's larjesl ingle-lift construction locks. Operation of the locks will permit ccan vessels to ascend thp Columbia to The Dalles, ranking point the nation's farthest inland .M-aport. that o-l against the chance that the me you picked will be the right 1C. And what if you had won? Well, you would have had SijO coming to you for your dime at 600-to-i odds. •'i could you have kept the $60? Oh, no! First the runner would get, 10 >er cent commission for selling vou the winning number. Then you would be expected to give him another 10 per cent as a "tip." if you Played just a dime, you might get •some' with Ihe $48 yon would have 'sft. If you played a dollar and won SCOO—well, lots of persons have failed to get home safe after win- lin? that much. There are 1000 numbers between WO end i Two in Lighthouse Go 5 Days Without Food QUEBEC (UP)—August* Laugc- lier. SG-year-old lighthouse keeper if Kamouraska Island, and his •ompanlon. Cyrias Oulctte. spent Ive days without food on the lonely fit. Lawrence lighthouse vhen marooned by a storm. They were rescued by a government steamship after nearby Que- occ noticed (lie light out. Langlier said, "I had not eaten •for five days, and there was no water left," The veteran lighthouse keeper described the mental anguish endured. ••[ was afraid of the boy." lie said, "because Jie would walk out of (lie lighthouse and watch (lie waves. I thour-ht he would drop In." The marriage and birth rales of England are increasing, while the death rete is dccrc-asinj, according IOW- to statistics! Houston Museum Gets Sword of Santa Anna HUNTSVHJ,K, Tex. (Up) _ The gold inlaid sword of Santa Anna the "Little Napoleon of Mexico" who led the attack on the Alamo on March 6. 1830, has been presented to the sam Houston State Teachers College her e to be placed in the new $40.000 San Houston Memorial museum. Soldiers of Gen. Houston's army purchased the sword at an auction sale held immediately after the battle of San Jacinto to dispose of Santa Anna's personal effects. The sword is made or blue steel with gold inlaid figures on both sides. The handlf is of mother of pearl. rostnian Dislikes Envy HOUSTON 1 . Tex. ,!j P) _ Somc mail carriers may envy A. Kramer who delivers mail in a single build- in..,' in Houston, but Kramer says his job isn't, so ens)-. He walks more than sis and three-quarter miles a day mm carries on the average 207 pounds of mail. QUALITY FOODS MEATS GROCERIES We pay highest prices on poultry at all limes. SAVR ' MONEY AT GAINES MKT. 118 IV. Main P , lon Peppery Speaker Mrs. May (lied suit,in West of chancery Manila has court hciv, B n divorce from her husband. Alton West. Mrs. West charges de.serjlon. Her attorney is 1(. s. Hudson of Mnnlln. Aiiilnilaiu'i's Killed its Sjimllnjr QUUBKc (UP)—Kvcn ambulances hive to respect sjwed laws In Que- bi-i- city. John Bouchard, ninbii- lamv owner, lost a damage suit "hen the magistrate learned thnt Ihe ambulance was going between 'M and :js miles nn hour at the time of the accident. II turned out to he a spicy broadcast that Arthur Gorfielcl Hays, famed liberal lawyer, made in New York discussinR the opposition of Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City, N. J. to the CIO. Shouting "It's a lie!" when Hays began his speech in a broadcasting studio, a woman htirled a box of white pepper at him. At top Hays rubs pepper out of his eyes. Below is the pepper slrewn table at which he was seated. Read the courier News want ads SlflRLl CRflins FOR fXTRA-f INI FIAVOR ; DtiliMed in Kentucky's Mod Beautiful Oilfiller/ NOTICE CITY PRIVILEGE AND AUTO TAXES NOW DUE Taxes are due January J. The City Administration earnestly requests the co-operation n' the Taxpayers in paying: these (axes this week. The city's financial condition will nol permit delay. If these taxes are not paid, we will l)« roinpcllcd to force collection at once. Signed .Mayor and Aldermen Hubert Utley's Service Station and Cafe 24 HOUR SERVICE Phillips 1 Ol^ Tax "66" Gas 1«>2C Paid All Leading Brands o( Ik", I.lqnor, Wine, Gin and Cordials. Cigarettes, 2 Pk^. 25c, $1.15 Carton Highway f>1—Holland, Mo. PAGE THRKE . CORRECT ANSWER uppears helow in upiide-ilown lypt. pl«y fuir! Uuu'l look unlit you buvo dumtd. " you DON'THAVS TO GUfSSmw Your best buy in cold-wealher gasoline is Phillips 66 Poly Gas ... the highest test motor fuel which costs nothing oxlra . . . because Phillips ia WORLD'S LARG- KSf PRODUCER of Natural High Test gasoline. It starts oven icy motors with split-second speed. Delivers more pep and power. Increases mileage by wanning up faster with less choking. Try a tankful. You'U feel that difference! i« ><„, „ it J» P p jDUioinu x<[ jimij jod ia[iiu c;g |u (launi >|Jm H )I1(I M1IOI| J3d K0|llll <j h El t 33 V lUqUCUW attif.u oil} in imJs iiiiuuixum otfuja.vv *Ui*tw«w "See .... -it's signed by young gton As early as 1746, the neighbors of young George Washington entrusted the surveying of their fields and forests to the master of Mount Vernon. They could count upon his unswerving honesty. His name upon a map made it an authoritative document. A good name is no less important today. As you read the advertisements in this newspaper, you see the names of manufacturers and merchants who have builded their business success upon honest products. The very fact that they advertise speaks for their integrity. The store that stays in business has not only to get customers but to keep them year after year. Your good-will is worth too much to be endangered by inferior, unsatisfactory goods. Read the advertisements regularly. They' will save you minutes and money. They serve as maps of good merchandise—signed with names which, like the name of Washington, have been tested by many and found completely trustworthy.

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