The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 22, 1934 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 22, 1934
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i'AGE FOUR BLrfHEVILLE, (ABK.) COURIER NEWS SHE BLYTHEVILLE COUB1EB NEWS XXH OOURDCK NEWS DO, PUBLISHER* ' , O. E. BABCOCK, Blltar H, W..BUNXB. AdT*ru»in« Bole NUtoiul Advertising &.„ „,„, Arkansas D«U1«, Inc., New York, Chtufo, Detroit, £i, Louli, Dailtf, K«rs« City, Memphto. Every AlMrnoon raccnt Sunflay, Entered as second uliss matter »i the post office at Biythcville, Arkansas, under »ct of Congress, October 9, 1017. Served or run Driiwa prw» SUBSCRIPTION R By carrier m me civs or Biytucvflle, 15o p»t week or (4.50 per year In «ilv»n<:c, By mail within a radius of SO mile*, 13.00 per y««r, 11.50 fur BIX months, 850 (or 'three month*; r>y mflll in postal zones two to fix, inclusive, W.50 per year, In zones seven ano eight, 110.00 per year, payable in «dvance. Gangsterism Depends on Corrupt Politics • It is reported in Wellington that federal agents who investigated the famous Kansas City Union Station "massacre" have uncovered a startling tie-up between gangsters and politicians in thai city. They have found so much evidence, it, is said, thai ;i federal grand jury is to be impanelled to hoar all about it. Now the only really surprising thing about this is the fact that such a disclosure should come as a surprise. As a general ride, you may take it for granted that when any city is plagued by .gangsters, those gangsters have some Iriiid of understanding with someone in the city's political life. * » » This docs not refer to Kansas City alone, nor does it refer to any particular group in Kansas City's politics. It is simply an axiom of modern American life; and the way we persistently shut our eyes is the chief reason we continue! to have gangs. ' There is nothing mysterious about modern gangs. They aren't such excessively secret orgaimalions that honest, efficient, and unhampered police forces cannot cope with them. The cops almost invariably have a pretty fair idea who runs them, how they operate, what they do, and when and why they do it. And any city government that honestly wants to do so can usually; drive themisoijt* of business in short order. ;'.'.,. . "• * * * This is a statement that needs to be made over and over again. Gang- sterism is part of the price we pay for rotten municipal politics. This is truer now than- ever before, since repeal has knocked out public support pf the . underworld's chief source of .revenue. To he sure, it remains perfectly true ,lhal the roots of American crime go deep in the social fabric. Slums have a part in it, and faulty legal machinery helps it to sprout. Our emphasis on money as the sole yardstick to be used in measuring a man's success or failure is a big factor. Our diversified population, the absence of a unifying national tradition, the lawless temper of the land generally—all these help gangsterism grow. But in the last analysis the city gang is Hie product of political corruption. No one need be surprised to hear that this or that city, is afflicted by a gangster-politician alliance. If the gangsters arc present, such alliance may be taken for granted. —Bruce Cation. Waterfowl in Danger One of the consequences of the recent drouth is iipt to bo a disastrous reduction in the number of American waterfowl. Arthur Newton Pack, president of the American Nature Association, says Hint the drying up of so many streams and ponds lias brought about an alarming decline in the numbers of game birds—so much so Hull sportsmen in -some states arc even urging a closed season. "Hut, instead of being accorded freedom from shooting," he adds, "the harassed birds now face fin open season that promises to be Hie most disastrous in, the history of North American wild fowling." Most hunters undoubtedly would gladly agree to a curtailment of this fall's hunting season, if they were fully convinced of its necessity. From every standpoint, it would be a calamity for us to lose any of our present species of waterfowl, To no. one would it be more of a calamity than to the hunters themselves. Convenient 'Scare' How. much do the "alien agitators" have to do with our industrial disturbances? Precious little, as a matter of fact—according to figures unearthed in Washington recently by Rodney Dutcher. Rhode Island police, for instance, rounded •up'55 f'alien agitators" after bloodshed in the last textile strike. Of these'55, '18 proved their citizenship, four claimed naturalization, and only three rtnrned out to be aliens; and no evidence has been produced to show these three depot-table. It was .thji same in San Francisco. In the faintras "red raids" after the general strike, 373 men were rounded up. Only 101 were non-citizens, qnly : 1 ( I of these were subject td depot Ution on any^conceivablo grounds, and only one was shown to have advocated violence or to have belonged to an organization favoring violence Tin's is ui-CTty good, evidence that the "red scare" in connection with strikes is just a scare, and nothing more. Me mid Paul think that St. .Louis Is an all right town. —Dizzy Dean. » » * You can't give young people the trnlui-.ig of an ox-cart ngo In an airplane nge. -=Iiev. Dr. J. Elmer. Russell, superintendent o[ religious education, New York Presbyterian Synod, * * » I llilnk It's time I should do a little censoring ot some of the stories going the rounds about me. —Mac SVcst. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "We'll have to stop asking (he Ijoss over. He slays hiilf the night and (hen bawls me out if I get lo work one minute late the next morning." THIS CURIOUS WORLD 8Fye HAVE WRITTEN OP A STAR INSIOC THE BUT NO ONE WILL EVEB. SEE SUCH A SIGHT/ A STAR IN THIS POSITION WOULD BE BEHIND THE MOON, TOTALLY ECLIPSED/ SIAMESE TVJfNS ARE NOT UNCOMMON IN THE MUSHROOrA FAMILV/ CEDAR BIRDS WILL LIME UP ON A LIM8 A.ND PASS A PIECE OF FRUIT, OR A WORM, BACK. AND FORTH 'FROM ONE TO ANOTHER.. . MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, The crescent of the new ;moon Is only that part of the moon on which the son is shining. The wnlighted side usually is invisible, nnd tends to give the observer the impression that he is looking through empty space between the two horns of the crescent. NEXT: How ninny new skins ilo spiders grow in » lifetim OUT OUR Bv Williams ' IT IS Too! IT'S AM IMITATION OF CLAUDE AMD ME .' CLAUDE IS HEAVV SET AND I'M SLEKJDER- AMD HE JUST DOES "THOSE TH1WGS TO GET MV SCAT. IT IS MOT I EVERV THINS THAT LOOKS LIKE A BEAM POLE, VJHV I'M MAKINJ FUN OF HER— AN', SINCE SHE'S RUNNtN' AROUND WITH CHU88V, WHV L DASSENT EVEKI BLOW UP A /TOY BALLOON- I'M MAKIN' FUM OF HlM» MOTHERS GET GRAY Doctors Rapidly Solving Mysteries of the Vitamins BY 1>K. MOKIilS Editor, Jourrul of the* American Medical Association, and of Hygfia, the Health Magazine So rapid is the advance in our knowledge of vitamins that new discoveries come almost daily. Scientists agree that the biggest advances conic when Ilin vitamins arc isolated in pure form. When it was found that halibut liver oil was richer llian any othev substance in vitamin A. it became possible to prepare other concentrated solutions, and consequently preparations have been developed that-seem to be almost mire vitamin A. As a result of sliidicv. on thc.w concentrates, it was IwnA that they represent someihing very inncli like carotene, thr yellow- coloring matter of ctrrots" and other vegetables, so that now carotene has been developed as n concentrated form of vitamin A. It has been found thai animals that cat diets deficient in vitamin A develop not only In the tissues of Uuir respiratory tracts, but also degenerative changes In their nerves. * » 4 Of course it has long been known that a complete absence of vitamin A from the diet will rcstilt in inflammatory and dcgenetatlvc changes in die eye It Iras also been rather well established that a deficiency in vitamin A in some way lowers the general resistance lo infectious Unfortunately, this docs not seem lo apply to the practical Control of pneumonia, «.s j-ome people with extraordinarily high reserves The CIew-€if ; tl*e KCVDRAKS Murder I)('.GIN IIBHE TODAY \viitii DAN m.F.EKKH, vub . IMiiT uf 'Ike Hladr, le.ri. ik" ( CJI.llir.KS HOHDIiN, police re. liorlcr, lui. been mrntrrlniuly ktlk-d lie «nlt>loj-ft SIDNEY tilllFi-', fmnoiiN vrlmlDulDulit, (a «r>lve lit iiMinllT. r Jlimlen Bud bren luv«il] En |lg e Hie nltalrii ol FKA1VK B. OA- TIIAV, wciilllir nud vroiitlnrnt, ivhi) Imil ihrruccjied fu «u« Tlie Jllnile fjirnuirt Iht ne»«i>ui>er r,. liurfed Catkuy hnd l,rcn urroted 'ilii: mnn urrc»tr4 irn» an 1mpo»- tut KlvJttK ttc name of Cnthny of vitamin A in their bodies do volopcd cases of pneumonia and some died. The limits of safety in relation ship to the amount, of vitamin i taken into Die body seem to extraordinarily large. Not : single instance has been rcportci in which any human being li'a. bten harmed by ah overdosagc o vitamin A. But rats, when given man; thousand times the ordinary pro Icctlvc docs ol vitamin A, did ..le vclop serio;u symptoms. Vitamin u consists of tw psirli>, known ns Bl and Bl It Is n-r-ll established tltat (lie con dition called bcrl-bcri. or polyncu ritis, can be prevented or success i illv treated by giving vltaini. It has teen argued that cerlai types of digestive disorders ar common among people who us white Hour from which the g:n 01 the wheat, containing a tousle crablf amount of vitamin ill, ha but!! removed. But there arc no actual east in Kiiich any direct rclatlonshl can be traced. Nevcithdess. animals which ni ;<cpl constantly on diets deficien in vitamin Bl will lose tluir in petite: ami will ni< u sc<:ii> 10 lieu onstrato a lac. ; : of proper activity , >n their boweU. 1 The .'xtuiul factor in vilamiii li | is most important 111 prevention j of i.^llagra. People who sutler vi h im s disease can l:s nlievod bv sadng quantities c! yeast, . wlilth is very rich in I hi: Uunnii <'i'ni.-'c.\, and jl'-o by Sunn nflor Morilrn U found lUad nmifii in-iYM Hint C'ulhnx u dead Mordci.'n ll.i;reT|irlii<» am f ollm | in tho ;i|iiir(iiirnt of n elrl ttunivd AI.lCll 1,011'roN <vh<T hum re- liorli'il flic liliaiijifarance of titt rnnuimntr, KVJ'IIKII OH1HVAV. Criir Irnni. llml CAHI, RACINE. THAV.'I'H 'try'lnKta iDCal^'alllls'. III.ANUIIH JIAI.ONR. SOW 00 ON' WITH TII13 STORY CHAPTER XVI CIDNEY rjiiiFF took tho clgarct 0 from Ma lips. "Mrs. Blanche Malone," ho repeated thoughtfully. Ills eyes souglit Dan Bleeker's. "You don't know wlio she la, do you—what sbo looks like, how old slie is, or anything else about her?" "No," Hleeker said. "All wo can get is tho name. Racine \s looking for n woman of (hat name. That's all I know." "And Racine is working for Mrs. Frank Cathay." Griff reminded him. "Anything else?" "Tlint about Bums It all up," meeker said. "The medical examination of Morcleu's body shows that ho was killed about noon on Thursday. Perhaps .a few minutes nftor noon. It's impossible to telL lie hadn't liad any lunch. Ho'd been (loiuif Quite a bit of running around. Ilo hadn't kcut any notes of what he'd discovered—I told him not to —but tljci'o was ,t notebook in his pocket in which he'd kept his ex- pctisc account anil ho had spent ijiiile a Iiit for cab money." Griff closed his eyes once more. "Do you remember the items?'' ho asked. "N'o, f don't," Blcekcr said. "Tlicro were two or three small ones and then a bill of -52.50 all at once, as though he'd taken a long trip somewhere hi a cab." firlff frowned for a moment, "Anything else?" he asked. "N'o." Grift got lo his feel, started pacing the flnor, tlic long let's taking swift, nervous strides. Hie woolen bathrauo Happing against his shins. Once or twice ho reached out In front ot him with the ei- tended fingers of his hands as though trying to feel his way through tho room, giving tho impression of stroking the atmosphere with tho tips of hjs fingers. Blceker watched htm anxiously. ft imUPTLY Griff turned and, when ho snoke, his voice was as rapidly explosive as that oC Bleekcr himself in his most driving moments. "This thing Is deticale," he said. "It's got to ba handled with the delicacy ot a surgeon performing a brain operation, ijut tho thing la lierc. It's in our giiisp, It'n all ready to bo smashed wldo open, "Tho trouble is we're overlooking someihing somewhere. There's some point, probably an obvious point, something that's logical as the very devil and yet wo aren't gctltnn It. I liavo that feeling. I'm cover wrong when I havo that feeling. There's something that I'm overlooking—something big, something vital, something that's already in our minds—something that's etar- fng us In tlio face so close that wo can't eeo It." Bleeker shrugged hia ahoiildsrs and safd nothing. Griff was pacing tho floor again. When lie, went on speaking It was as though lio had forgotten the other man's presence, . 'Tho last time," ho salil, "Hint Mordcn reported to The lilado office ho said ho had a live lead. He didn't want to mention names, fie said ft was going to bo necessary to cultivate a girl. Almost Immediately after that call he must davo gone to tho apartment occu- pled by Alice Lorton—the one from which Esther Ordway is reported to have disappeared. Tho Ordway woman has b«eu gouo for two days . . ." Suddenly Griff stopped short. "We've got to find tho mau in this case," ho said. "I want that ajmt- ment shadowed. I want a check-up on this thing from every angle. I want n report on everyone who comes and goes to that apartment. How quick can you get tlio men there?" Bleokcr spoke In a voice In which thero was no enthusiasm. "Demember," ho said, "(hat we're running a nen'snancr. Wo can't fake all of our men to chase down Morden's death. We're doiug a lot of work now." C* RIFF'S voice was cold nnd ominous. "You moan you're laying down on the Job?" lie asked. "No, I don't mean that," Bleeker said. "You mean you've lost your en thusiaBin for bringing Morden's murderers to justice?" "iVo, we'ro going to get them. Hut, frankly, Griff, it seems to me you're using up' a lot of energy on a blind lead." Griff starod steadily at the publisher. "It wasn't a Mind lead," he said, "when I told you to check up on the women who hail disappeared. Now I'm telling you 1 want to check up on tha men who coma to that apartment. There's a man la tho ease somewhere.. We've got to find cut who he Is and then we've got to find him." ' "But lie wouldn't come Jo the apartment after tho girl had dis- KETO.irc-d," Biceker ob.iicted. Grid shrugged his shoulders impatiently. "Either," he said, "you'ro going to wort with me on this thing or I'm not joins' to wo'r* with' yd You can get some detective aienl to put oa men to do th« mechaujuf Snadowlng work if you wan' l.old you that before." "I think," Blceker «afd ,I OW L Til have .to aak you more »bcl your theory before WB put'- i watching that apartment. It'HI utterly useless to me." r Grltt flung off his b»tbrobe, st r o toward tho bedroom and was air plug off his silk lounging suit he walked. "All right," ha said,- "we'll to the apartment. I've got a thcoi I want to check it there juiywa 1 TN less than three minutes he A appeared, clothed In a tweed si and tan rublier-soled shoes. : strode into the room, Jerked o|i the door ot 'a closet nud struggl Into iin overcoat "Come on," he saM. "We'll ta B look at that Hportment. By, 't way, what are the police ilo about this Esther Ordway w missing? Are they Interested tho thing? Are they looklae her?" "They'ro treating It as a cas disappearance, eo far," Bleaker i "Wo haven't told theni about fingerprints we found In AIlc* L ton's apartment—MordeirV, flii prints. I wanted to got y'oiir actions to'It before we dfd'atjyih wllh the police." j > 't think," Grift told him, , continue to forget the police to little, while, until we've done;s experimenting of our own. C on. We're going to see Alice ton. In the meantime I want: to telephone your paper to-piih the best photograph of ,;Cha Mordcn you can dig up arid particularly If any taiicab dr who remembers being htreil by hour by this person will comni cate with the paper; . ! You see," Griff .went on, "Ij big taxi entry is far niore 11 to moan that he engaged a cab the hour for lots of short trips't that he look one long trip, could h;vre:takeH ry long riiie.'rn more «|ieilitipiin)'y unit Mif than In a tqxteab. But it-Ire fighting against time, trrliig"to something in a hurry,- as hla ports Indicated that ho was',.n'n IIB had uncovered ff red-hot-1) he would have rented a cab-by! hour, fn that way he wouldh't':hi lost any time while lio went fr place to place^-pliccs that' iJrobs' were not in districts where he cm pick up cabs'easily." • ; . f]| Dieeker nodded. '- '\ •That." he said, *1». :iog|. We'll see that'the fflicr carnesStlie photograph i ivo'Jl ask anyone who might h any Information ahout Morden get In touch with Tho Bla'd.e." "' picked up llic- telepic (lo Be Continued).," xi frtHf Alice I.orlom :.«« Borne InforniHIiuu nb«nt fcef Iri^ rouniuptv in Ihf nrxt'U icl. fresh animal footis ;is m?als, , butter, ancJ similar i;<:ocli;c!s. oy tlic continued cuflings administered by her parents, Toots and 00-Pound Grizzly Has Cauliflower Ear Repaired SAN DIEGO. Cal. fUPJ—Speak- ig of operations. Buttercup, a 00-pound grizzly bear at the San Jiego Zoo recently underwent a urgery usually confined to for- ier prize fighters—she had her auliflower car lifted. Dr. C. R. Schroerter, who pcr- ormcd the three-hour operation, ,-ud it required 100 grains of fembuta L to put Buttercup to leep, where three or four grains •ould suffice for a human being. Buttercup's ear became marred Huge Pageant Planned For Dakota Black Hills DEADWOOD, 5. D. (OH)—Two thousand actors will participate in the "Pageant of America." to be presented next summer lor liO days in the natural nmnithcater at Rapid City. Work on (lie project was started in New York city many months ago. There will be no spoken lines, the entiie presentation being a pantomime unfolding of the United Stales' historical growth and development. The pageant will be presented in two sections, morning and:a| ernoon. Spectators will see i-pil orama of the west, with the Bif lands 05 miles away, receding 1 the distance. A backdrop of 'pil clad hills nnd gulches forms! perfect screen for the nctors. ! OfTciais here estimate that' pageant will bring a million '> iars to South Dakola In gaso| tax alone. DALLAS, Tex. (UP)—Nieknal for member,-, of the Dallas pel Department arc taboo. A depl uient order forbids members | the force irom referring to-tl co-worfcers as "Tiny", "R.I "Rosy", etc. And the order ap[| to civilians, too. It seems the partment needs more dignity, t| within and without • • jjj OUR BOARDING HOUSE WHY, YOU MLKb.VOU IT WAS A.N NOU WORE TK~ STOBBU& OFF "&OTH CHVNS SHOUUDEPS TALWN' INTO BLWN" TVV W\>,^ Jy/ TOR -#50 I ONE OT TVA GUYS TOLD IAE "BtPORt YOU TiOUGrH FROM TOOK VT TO /\ HE "RWED a AS WORTH$3OO/ NO WONtttRYOU GfxVE •$•50 SO PAST KM IT/ I THINK YOU TOOK ADVA,N~[AGE; Of (V\E, \T WAS WORTH MUCH / SHOE LACES —

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