The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 29, 1937 · Page 4
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(ARK,)\COURIER NEWS. FRIDAY, JANUARY 20,' -ji| THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS TKS COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. H. BABCOCK, Editor • ' H ,W. HAINES. Advertising Manager _ "*"?ol«- National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Ine, New York. Chicago, nntrott, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis , Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mate at the post ^ office at Blythe'ille, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 0, 1917. __ Served by the United Presa _ SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In the City ol Biythcvlluj, lfc> per ww»k or '65c per month. ' By mall wltliin a radius of 53 miles, 13.00 per year $160 for six months, 75o for three months; by mail in postal zones two to si* Inclusive J6.50 per year; In zones seven and elghtt $10.00 per year, payable la advance. _ ^ Cun Mississippi Valley? There is nolliing new about, floods in Hie Ohio and Mississippi valleys. Impersonal and relentless, ,the mijrhly rivers overflow their banks periodically. They linve done so ever since the first keel-boats went downstream from Pittsburgh; apparently, they always will. But because they arc great highways, and because they flow through the most fertile valleys on the planet, these rivers have millions of people along their banks. Great cities and teeming farmlands lie on either side, all the way to the Gulf. When floods come, as they have come' this winter, the' record is written tragically in terms of death, sufl'cring, disease and property loss. NrAv we have spent millions of dollars to get tlio.se rivers under control. After each great flood a new program is launched. National and stale gov- • Gi'iimcnts give money generously ; the best engineering brains are summoned to see that the money is spent wisely. - • Yet one winter of abnormal rain or snow scorns able to_ cancel all of this control work between' week-ends. 'Despite all thai /has beep done, this winter's rampage of the Ohio is the worst in that river's history. And that must mean that one ot two things is true. Rither we have not been vising the right tactics in our control campaign — or the canipaign is doomed to defeat by Ihe very nature of things, and we shiill have disastrous Hoods every so often in spite of anything we may do. - If the latter is the case, we can l,akc it; we have so far, at any rate, and we probably can go on doing so. But before wo admit defeat, we might • do -well to study the whole problem from a new angle. Isn't there some other way of attack that might lead to victory? It might be that there is a way; a strategy by which we would look on the whole tremendous river system as a unit, to be curbed by a great, coordinated campaign more far-reaching and thorough than anything we have ever tried. We have a handy laboratory in the Tennessee valley. . The river there is being put into harness in a comprehensive way. Under the Tennessee Valley Authority, it is not merely be- ing turned to the production of electric power; it is being made Hood-proof and erosion-proof, chained with an infinite network of dams, spillways, sluices, forests, terraced slopes, and similar works to that, when the job is finished, the Tennessee and its tributaries will be permanently under control. To do the same thing for the great Mississippi ami Ohio valleys would be a job such as even America has not tackled before. It would take millions upon millions of dollars, years of effort, and the best brains the nation could call to ils service. It might be that the job would just naturally be loo big. But in view of the record of the last fortnight, we ought to find out about it. , If these mighty rivers can be harnessed and controlled, no price is loo high. The tragedy of the Ohio valley will not be .wasted if it forces us to make the valley secure for all time to come. —Bruco Catton. SIDE GL'ANCES ' By George Clark OUR BOARDING HOUSE With Major Hop ~"" \\(^A~ffff\ G.fl! ' Business as Usual While some reports arc being received of profiteering in co'nVmodilies and services for which the flood situation has create:!- an extraordinary demand, in general the business Incn and the public generally are displaying a high degree of co-operation, doing every thing'possible to facilitate rescue 'ami'relief work, often at substantial personal sacrifice. For. those few who may be seeking to derive an excessive and unearned profit out'of the misery of their neighbors 1 ami-fellow citizens, wo can only say that they merit the highest measure of public disapproval, just as the far 'larger number . who arc putting aside their personal concerns in whole or in.'part to serve the common wcl- fare:'ih this emergency deserve the highest approval and thanks. . "For," the great majority who are neither refugees from the flood nor directly engaged in the relief work, business as .usual is the best program. I WA-5 WEAR £>CEN£ AT TIME7 A, BI6,BLUE ASPHALT CHARIOT WHIZZED BY, WITH A TOMMY SPLATTERIKIG 'MORE AUOTHEK QAU6LAMD THOSE GUYS ARE" SO THE.V EAT PI6- IROW IM PORK SANDWICHES KlLUKJd LISTGM TO THIS/ VICTIM, JUO T30UBT, '' MAD EEEM 1 ' CAPTURE OF A "FLIVVER OM A DETOUR I'LL SEE THE CHIEF AT OWCE, AMD PE'MAMD A SOME LJUDEK- BODY6UARC'/ You must he the life of these conventions when I don't penknife weighln to be transferred by soiled hands. fccted person with a earner and fcod, toys, pencils, doorknobs and largest ever made. It is valui person and ono .who-is-well,-or It is possible also foi By Dennis WhcMlcv' CRIME FILE ON BOLITHO BLANE "Nose and Mouth Are Entries/Fen 1 Most .Infections Look at the hats women wear. It's awful. But life is always amusing—why not amnsiiiK hats? —Cornelius "Van Donijeii, Dutch painter. , ' V ' * .* . Fnthci- told me just before • ho died that lie (lid not fee! he belonged to ii>CuC.,i:incr.. —John CcolldBC, son of former president, explaining his lack of interest in politics, . *'. * * Why'should men be more afraid of color than women? It is the peacock tlml has the fancy! color \.n(\ design—not the peafowl. —George L. Daitgherly, predicting colorful attire for men. ' : A"4 : 4fi * * * .- p.. k - - The tcsb of our progress Is not whether \vc add to the abundance of those who have too much; II is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. —President Roosevelt. ; - * . * $ I feel a little flattered, since the Germans have also banned the atomic theory. —Miss Dorothy Thompson, when Informed that Nazi censors had banned her book, "I Saw Hitter." OUT OUR WAY By Williams- m~' E/WHV, CDOKV.'I',V\ «f SURPRISED.'YOU HWMT EVER BEEM ISi TWI-3 BACK ROOM? C'MOM-VUH MUST SEE 1MI5- WHU5V4 BACK HERE-? OH, CDOK.V, COM'T TELL. ME YUH. WEVER. SET IN THE FIME UPWOtSTERED SEATS IN THIS BACK. ROOM lly IHt. MOltUIS FISHBEIN illlor, Journal of the "American Medical Association, ami of llygeia, Hie. Health Magazine. There are various,way^in which germs enter the human'bMly. They nay, of course, 'enter, with air, hrough the nose and the breathing tract into the lungs; they may •each the intestines .with food or tltilds; or they may get through openings in the'skin. It has been estimated that at Icust 00 percent ot infections enter the body by way .of Ihe nose and the mouUi—most of them through the mouth: The infectious organisms also may-get in i with dust, witii objects placed in the mouth, or what is known as "hand to mouth" Infection may be responsible. These facts obviously are of importance in preventing infection Hands should certainly be washe; before handling food, or! attending to any of the ordinary toliet affairs of the human body. Hands should be kept- away from mouth and nose as much as possible. No one with decent manners will put his fingers, in his noss or use his fingernails to'pick his teeth. Intelligent p:ople do not chew the ends of pencils or hold other objects in the mouth. They leave this for the lower animals. Elshes and other utensils used for food or water should te boiled alter use by one person and before use by another, particularly at times when there; arc epidemics of coughs, colds, and other respiratory diseases. Food and drink should be clean and most ioods thoroughly cocked.' Such simple measures would prevent innumerable, cases of infection. Most infections iiass directly H r lIEnn 'I'OD.tY IKll.ITItO .IlIiAKR, Ilrlllsh fl,,:i n i-icr, ilfsnuiicnrs frnm yaclii oinicd tty 111* iirlnolpnl unmimtifor, CAItl/l'OiS" HOCIvSAVACK, «t Ml:lmf. A JKife found !/i JUiinc'K <<:ililn, uadrCKS-ca to Ms spori'l:<ry AlCHOr*.-\S STOIIAHT, j»c]ic:itl:s Kiiivlilu Kilice he faced IninkriiiiUiy. A memo ivrlllc.ii !,)• Sc.nl:,if nhu'ivH Jllimf.i voiui r itouk, AllUUS SUDS, cloK- lnir :it :\ new ImV Hint liny. Oilier iiiinitciisrrii ;ilio:ird llic -raclit COMIUN Oltl.ti lire MISS PBRIU llOOICSAVAGIVUi.ckxiivilKO's dllliulitrri I.A1IV Wlil.THIII JIKtllXAMl .TOCJUI.YA', HUS. JOCniA'.Y, i.nelj- Wcllnr's ,!:nii;!il..r mid s<jn-i,i-hm; tlio HISIKII 1 OF JIUDCj COUXT IjUIfil I'OSDDIXI, iiutl JSOSUKK II,WASH I. lor'lnveilfl 0 - 0 "' PIM " KE '*TBIHKG lioarils y.iclil return to Jllallll , 11R. NICHOLAS STATEMENT. WOW CO ON" WITH TUB STOUV CHAPTER II . left him, he was starting • to' un- STODART'S frcm one human being to another, or through the medium of ft carrier. There may, of com'sc, be germs In the air. in street dust, and In various other materials, but Nature usually is able to.keep these under control, as will b2 explained later. Infectious rtifUr ns to the 'route by whjch they cnlcr or are transferred to the body. Tuberculosi. 1 ; for instance, comes in most time.* by way of Ihe lungs; infantile paralysis probably by \\ay of lh nose; and syphilis by way of the genital organs. In most cases the infectious material is transmits by direct contact; in ethers it i transmitted indirectly through wa Icr, food. soil, and nir. In stil ether cases, it Is tinn.smlllecl b> insects or other carriers. Applying a mathematical for mula. experts in prc-vnuivc- medi cine point cut that the dangc from Infection 'diminishes Inversely as to the cube of the distanc iroin its cause. True, infcclions are ^otnclimcs carried fcr great distance in peculiar ways. For example a. survey lyiR. BLANE told me about a *~ fortnight ago: that his'.'companies were in very serious difficulties but that his-principal competitor, Mr. Caiito'n.Eocksayagp, had invited him to a.conference in the United Stales., i^r. Blane Relieved that Mr. Hocksavage''s companies were in almost ; os serious difficulties os his own, owing to the price cutting war which had been going on between'them for n considerable time. Mr. Blane was the big man of the British soap combine and Mr. Rocksavage the hgad of the rival group in America."Between them they could have had the virtual control of the .world soap market, but they have been trying to smash each other for months past nnd neither has succeeded to date. That cost both groups an immense amount of money, and an amalgamation between them would have meant salvation to them both, whereas, if they continued their rivalry, it was quite.certain that one of them would go under. Mr. Blane accepted Mr. Rock- savage's invitation and we sailed lor the United Slates -hi the Be- rengaria. During :the voyage Mr.' Blane was very depressed. The steady fall in. the shares of his companies caused him grave anxiety and he told me repeatedly that if Argus Suds went' below 45 he would have very, little chance of pulling off a; deal with Rocksav- age except upon ruinous terms and that; i£ Argus Suds went below 40, there would be no chance o£ his pulling off a deal at all, as it would pay Rocksav'oge better, in that case, to let him go under. The fact that thp shares of the Rocksavagc companies were also falling, although in a lesser degree, did not appear to console him. Mr. Blanc's depression was so great nt times that I had grave doubts as to bis sanity. He seemed to think that. Rocksavage and bis associates would slop at nothing to wreck him. He knew, of course, that his death would mean a complete slump in the Blane interests nnd, although he had never met Mr. Rocksavage, he apparently regarded him as a man who might even go the length ot engineering his dealh in order to smash the Blane companies. . He knew that his only hope of. pulling his companies through was this conference on the Golden pack his things himself. Directly I had changed I returned fo the drawing room and found Mr. Blanc had only unpacked a few things from his suitcase. He was sitting.staring out of. the porthole window. After a moment he sent me'up fo Mr. Rocksavage with a message that hbi.wished to get some cables .off, and so would not appear before dinner, and told mo at the same time that I was to get the latest market prices which had come in by radio and send them down to him. That was at 7:30. I straight up fo the lounge, and finding Mr. Rocksavage there, introduced myself to him. He introduced me to Mrs. Jocelyn and Count Posodini, and gave me a drink. I. took down the closing prices In which Mr. Blane was in terested. These were sent down at 7:40 by the: lounge Reward who returned to say that Mr Blanc's door was locked and tha ho could get no reply. I marked that Mr. Blane would b changing and was probably in hi bath, so the -steward was in structed to slip the note under hi cabin door. Mrs. Jocelyn and Count Poso dini left us just after that and I remained in the lounge talking to Mr. Rocksavage. The Bishop of Bude came in and then Lady Welter. Mr. Rocksavage remarked shortly after that it was ten past eight, so he must change at once or he would be late, and if he was we were to go in to dinner without him. After he had left us Mr. Inonikc Hayashi came in, then Count Po- sodini. At 8:30 Mrs. Jocelyn, having changed, returned to tc>e lounge with her husband, Ms. Reggie Jocelyn, to whom she •in-' troduced inc. It was just after the dinner bugle sounded that the cabin steward come up to the loungr and handed me the note that Mr Blanc had left for me. o. c * T-IAVING read it I hurried below with the cabin steward. We found that Mr. Blanc's suite wis empty and, the window of Iris drawing room wide' open, so it looked as though he had thrown himself out into the sen. It was JUST before the ship got under then thai Ihe steward picked up a reveals thai an infected mosgui'.o may travel on an airplane from South America to the United Stales, but that a mcsauiio Infected with malaria can hardly be -blown by the wind irc:n Brazil to the United States. Sun. wind, and other factors in our environment act unfavorably en infectious organisms: otherwise, we would a'.l long since have disappeared. The term "contact infection' means a o.uick transfer of germs. The contact may not involve actual touching of one person by an other. It' may, however, involve coughing, 'kissing.' sneezing or handling. Infection may result licm direct contact between an infcecd Gull, yet he seemed to think that by going on board he would be taking his life in his hands, nnd it \vas such statements as these which made me consider him lo be ofi his mental balance at times. '80 0 "JUST before 7 A'clock we came .NICHOLAS STODART. FLASHED BY DETECTIVE OFFICEf to suggest that they actually murder ,, one another. I think Mr. Blanc's fear for his life was brought on purely by an overstrained imagination and, realizing, that his last hope of saving bis \companies had disappeared, whciix the Argus Suds shares dropped below the 40 level, he decided Jo make on end of himself rather than face the music. • ". . « « 8 STATEMENT OF SILAS KING- BOTTOM,'.CABIN STEWARD. out to the yacht in a tender " and. ori being told that Mr. Rock- Eavngc was on the bridge, went straight down toy our suite wilh the chief steward. The cabin steward came along and asked it lie could unpack, but Mr. Blanc was so nervous that he would not allow the man inside his cabin. Tl-.c yacht got under \yay just ;>(,oiit then and Mr. Blane told me to change at once and, when I piece of paper from Ihe writing table, which I recognized at once as the leaf from my pocketbook with the share quotations on it, nnd I saw the line of writing in Diane's hand containing his last message on the back of it. It read, "You sec! Argus has gone under. '!IX So the game is up—" 1 sent the steward up to get Mr. Rock- savage at once and, immediately t had told him what had occurred, he sent for the captain. This business has been a great shock to me' because, although I have not been in. Mr. Blanc's employ for very long, he always treated mo decently and I had got lo be very fond of him. I don't think there is the least doubt about it being a case of suicide. Big business people may use unscrupulous methods at times but way the chief steward called for tne and said, "Ringbottom the two iii2W ones that are allotted to Sitite C have just come aboard. 3'et along at once and settle them I .went to C drawing room and on the door. The sccvc- back to iny pantry. I did o.^c or two odd jobs, n bit of pressing and EC on, and then 1 sal down to\rea« for half an hour, white the (Wests were changing, until the dinW bugle sounded at 8:30. I tlicr;, proceeded to my duty of tidyir.'iJ-. cabins C suile (hat is Mr. Bla'wc's, bciii^' nearest, I meant, to start on him tut I found the door of the driving thc door with my master key! went straight into the room. [ The first thing I saw was a I addressed "Nicholas Stodart i| and marked "URGENT" in tal letters. I thought that funny as if Mr. Blanc had up to dinner why couldn'l have taken it up to Mr. S himself.? But it's not for question the why and where of lite guests, so I took it i| Mr. Stodart right away. He just thanked me and tcl open. Then, as I was leavin;! ounge to go below, he came f after me and said, ' afraid something's wrong, ard." We went down to the latl men tod's cabin together and! i quick look around. He v.| n the suile and the drr/.ving ' ivindbw was open. Mr. Kt-l told me that he was atYiikl poor gentleman had chucked [ self overboard, then I spoUcd 1 of paper on the writing labltl gave it to Mr. Stodart saf 'What's this here?" He gave it a glance and I me up to get Mr. Rocksavagcj mediately. I did as I was bid o>ul| owner sent me for the (To Be Continue ;-vji uuuious inuinuu» «'v *"..— --- ---- -- . it's stretching things a bit loo far room locked, so I just unlocked Save this instalimont as I to help you solve "the el

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