The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 1, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 1, 1937
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itotfti , '(AUK.); jG MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1037 THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER 'NEWS -• HE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS O. R. BABCOCK, Editor ' ' K .W. HAINES. Advertising Manager Pole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York. Chicago, TV-unit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Alternopn Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office at Blythei lib, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. ._ ' Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the Clti- ol B'.ythevllle, IBo per week, or G5c per month. By mall, within a radios of 53 miles, »3.00 per year, $1.50 for six months, 76o lor three months; by mull in postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $650 per year; in zones -seven and eight, JlO.uu per year, payable In advance. Flood of Kindness In all the vividness of the llbod disaster, nothing )i«s 1)ecn so ! )ulsc " stirring as the splendid, warm-heartctl aid which other more fortunate people and communities extended to flood victims. One news item was especially significant. A fuv trapper, livlni? 500 milijis north of the United States, heard of the plight of human beings trapped in their homos by the swollen Ohio river. With three Indian companions, in two boats, he immediately left for the states to aid in the rescue work. Held up at the border by immigration I'egii- lalions, he returned, disconsolate, to his wilderness cabin. He did not kiiow hat, *a few hours after he left to 8 relurj} home, permission for his fcntry l £fe-htfd 'been granted. It is pleasant to think that the burden of many flood refugees lias been lightened, because the hearts of most people, like thai of this trapper, are in the right place. i">Far ley's Fame [_-••;. mox • •-- ,-*"T' '•" ' " ' ** ""'tfi~- •*" jr •»**•"" *••-- """"Tg There sccins to be quite a hulla- balloo down in Slony Point, N. Y. A neighboring township has oll'eml to share its high school with Stony Point, hut citizens of that community are loath to abandon their little schoolhouse. The reason, it seems, is thai this schoolhousc is the one from which James J. Farley was graduated in 1905, and Unit one of its desks contains his initials, carved by him when a boy. Apparently Wv. Farley is still riding the crest of the amassing popularity in which he has basked since the election. Indeed, the value placed on his youthful carving would seem the greatest tribute he has received thus far. Now that even his desk initials are hallowed, it is interesting to remember that, just a few short months ago, as the whipping boy of tlte administration, be was the bull of much ridicule. Americans, it -scorns, like to ride with a winner. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Banishing A "Poorlwnse" When Herbert Hoover visited tho Virgin' Islands during his term as president, he. was appalled by the desolate , economic situation he found there. He. remarked that these islands-constituted "an effective poorhouse," and there was no reason to quarrel with his judgment. Happily, a better day at last seems io be dawning. "Qov. Lawrence W. Cramer, reviewing the expenditure of federal funds to rehabilitate •.the. islanders, declares that an end of this spending is at last in sight, and predicts that the islands may easily be • made self-supporting. Ru!m and sugar seem to bis doing the li'ick. Federal money financed a start in their production—or rather a revival, for ihc Virgin Islands once waxed rich on those commodities, generations ago. If the program is wisely continued for a little longer, Governor Cramer reports, the Virgin Islands wi!! have a sound economy which will enable them to stand on their own feet. The day of violence in labor disputes hfis passed in the United States. —Gov. Frank Murphy, Michigan. * * * I think there is a-. 75 per centchnnce Hint there. will be a war in Europe In the not distant (future. —Leon Trotsky. Is Chivalry Passing OLtt-l'ashioncd miiactiliiic chivalry is going the way of Nineveh and Tyre, if you ^believe all you hear. The women complain that it is vanishing rapidly, and hardly anyone gets tip to argue 'tho point. But .a couple of male students at Ohio State University used the columns of the student daily newspaper the other day to remark that it's mostly women's fault. Chivalry is vanishing, explained one, because old-fashioned femininity is vanishing. A home-body yirl can expect chivalrous attentions; a budding career-woman cannot. And the other 'man remark^! that girls who go about in red nail polish, heavy miikc- up, and such uiifcniiiunc contraptions as jodhpurs are not much inspiration for the Awakening of the more gentle sentiments. ^ Wo pass these explanations along for what they may.'bo worth. Our own observation is that the young people of both sexes arc pretty nice; Tolks, these (lays. f , If"they're losing the old- time graces, they: arc acquiring i\ new frankness, and camaraderie that seem to its to be Tniich more worth while. OU&BOARI)ING HOUSE With Major Hoo| - "this is no ordinary Jap-dancing class. I'm searching for genius, and who can say it isn't in this group?" TAW/ ME -3LJMPV ? E<3A,T? MY IROM MERVES WERE IM BETTE.F, FETTLE UM-M— KAFF-KAFF -T= -F SURELY, YOU rPOM'T THIK1K SOMETHING SIDESWIPED YOUR CONSCIENCE? YOU'RE A cHlLL-~-OK ARE YOU AFRAID -7HE BUZZARD OUTSIDE ISA OP IOU'5 ? NO, I'D BETTER MOT TELL HER OF rAV FEARS OF <3AN<3- - LAND FiEVEMfiE, <^_ -BECAUSE OF MY ^ CAPTURE OF -TOX A HOOPLE X. SHOW'S THE . V WHITE FEATHER ' ' ..chronically ull mist exercise mndling food other people. typhoid germs extreme in am) liquids: for Attempts iinve been made ccnti'ol'this type or typhuid carrying by opcratlm; on the gallbladder. In many such cases, the chronic Uphold carrier may be cured of his condition by removal, sachusctts estimates thai there.<| of the gallbladder, which is done | probnWy U0o can . iErB in . .with a fair degree of safety in; Btate alone. This indicates ll most cases. , - j nl!ln y th OL] j an( j s mere must be;| The health department of Mas-' the whols United States. I .am not going back, because I prefer American working conditions. —Vladimir Niko- laevlch Ipallcff, Russian scientist, in Chicago, whom the Soviet government Is trying to entice home. ;•'.* . * * With impersonal relations existing in metropolitan centers, the racketeer, with no social Imagination, flourishes.- —The Rev. Charles H. Scars. • ' * * * Public opinion looks with dread on the cominj of the day when a few glgnnllc combinations ol capital shall control production and sale of (he ncccsslllcs of life. —U. S. Senator Joseph T. Robinson, arguing against monopolies. OUT OUR WAY By Williams Clu'oiuc Carrier 01' Typhoid Fever Cured by Operation 1IY DIt. MO'niliK FISHIIEIN Seme common lerm.s used discussing the spread, of diseases not well understood by niaay prople. Two such terms, for instance, arc the words "cciHsgi cus" and "Infectious." A contagious disease is one lhat is catching, and usually, implies by direct or personal con- 'act, since the word "contagious' comes from a word meaning "to touch." An infectious disease usually Is one that is not curried directly tut indirectly through some hidden influence. The distinction i. really an artificial one, and actually there is no difference. Many infectious diseases arc contagious; and vice vcrSn. A betlcr term for them isTj'com- municable disease," whlch^Vrefer.s to, a disease that can be 'passed from, one person or one animal to another/ , The carrier, as has already been rnenllonert, is frequently a medium of communication. About 33 LCI- cent of people who have, typhoid fever continue to discharge the gcrriis for three weeks after 'he beginning of the disease, and 11 per .cent continue to discharge -ho germs-for eight to !Q-'--vrooks. From-2 to 4 per cent, however, may continue to pass off germs permanently. ' These people arc known as chronic typhoid' carriers. For some reason, women outnumber men as carriers of ly- phold, which is probably due (o 'he fact tiinl women are more •subject to Inflammation of the gallbladder than are men, ' and '.hat typhoid germs tend to local- '.ze and stay In the gallbladder. The most notorious typhoid car- •ler is a woman known as "Ty- 7hpicl Mary." She was a cook ii: i family for three years, and ir 1901 she developed typhoid fever following a visit to the family by •omcone who had the disease. A month later (he laundress In family became 111 with typhoid :CRIME FILE ON BOLITHO BLANEI TlKfilN JIEIIB TODAY nniilTIIO m.ANE, IJrKlBlt flmrnclrr, dtaipvrnr* frniu rnrtil mvaca by his imncljml comlictUor, CAUI/TO.V HOCKSA.VA<JI-:, OIT Miiluki. A tintc: found Iji llhuic'N t'lililn, ttddrcssct] lo Tils Hfi-retrtry iS'ICHOI,AS STOIIAIIT, IiiGlunlcs KiilcUc slnuc he fllfeO Im:ikril|>lrr. A niciim vrldpn li>- Stutlurt 9liow» llInnc'H comiuilir Jilock, AUCt'S SUDS, tlus- IIIK nt n new Itnr that djir. Oilier TiiM«c"B«r» nlionrd Ihc Tilth! GOIrDFA Clil.I. are MISS PKIIIII ItOOKSAVAnE, ll<iek«nv:ii;c'.i i1:lli K li(cri I,A1)Y Wi:i,Ti:il: JlKClSAIiB. .KICni.YJf, MUS. JOOKI.YA', Inily Welter's llaiiulllor nnil »cm-ln-ln>Vi ilin 11ISHO1' OP IlUDBi COVAT LUICI I'OSOUIXI, :inj INOSUKK llelocdvo Omccr KETTERIXG, Iioilnllnu'Iil nl Mlninl, UndH JllrnnKc nintkN <>n ]llanc^ vnliln enriiut nnd hlooil im curtain. lie •rdptu CYiimTntifJoii ot.nll. llucksElVHKt', contcnuhur lllrine £«' ohvlonx • ulolde, ndiultii iovUln^Ulnae ou yticlit 1o effect ntujilynulatltm ol ' " BABY FELL. ASLEEP IM TW SLED—aOSH, ITS KIO USE 1AK.IM' 'ENA OFF, JUS 1 TO PUT HIM IN BED. WMin TH' COAAIM' IM TH' , HOUSE WITH SKIS OM, AMD UPSTA.lt2.-5, TOO.' OF ALL. TH' £*£ O " HEROES"AEE WvXDE'NOT •SOW <!0 ON WITH TUB STOBY * CHAPTER V DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'g SHORTHAND NOTES OP DEi" TECTIVE OFFICER KETTERi ING'S EXAMINATION OF 'CABIN STEWARD SILAS : RINGBOTTOM. . TT.'Morning Ringboilpm. .. F ••R.:'-Good morning, sir.V -. K.: 'Have you been on board this ship long? : H.: Yes, sir; ever since Mr. Rocksavage bought her, and before that, tod, .with the previous pwner, Lord Foulkes. I am an ex-navy rtiari and this was my notcpaper, not before the dinner bugle went. K.: Did it slrike you as unusual that Mr. Blane's cabin door was locked when you went to tidy it up? H.: No, sir, not particular. Visitors varies, some's open-handed some's not. Some's suspicious some's not. Visitors who haven' sailed vvifh us before sometime locks their cabin cloors for the firs day or two out, then they don' bother no more. I didn't thin! nothing of it. '.I just unlocked th door with my-'.master key am went straight into the room. K.: That's good. Now, from you first job on leaving the service. I pantry you can't sec the door o K.: Good. Well, there are just Mr - Blane's suite, can you? 'one or two things I want to ask ^" "~ ~ ~ " fever. • In 1552, Mary left her job for n new place, and two weeks afle: she arrived Ihe laundress in Ilia family had typhoid fever. A weel later another person became ill ind soon seven members of the household were stricken with typhoid. In 1904 Mary secured n Job in a Long Island home In which were a family ol four, and seven scrvauls. About three weeks after she arrived, four of the servants developed typhoid fever. In 19C3 she secured another job, and six of Iho 11 members of lhat family developed typhoid. Two weeks* after beginning her next jcb, a laundress was stricken with typhoid. In 1001 she entered a home in New York city, and two cases developed promptly, one o! which proved lalal. . In five years "Typhoid Mary" caused 20 casr.s of typhoid fever, so.'in March, 1007. the Nc'.v York Department .of Health locked her up. Not much was heard of her again until 1914. when she escaped from observation and .sccuret a Jcb i.s a cook in n ho:,pita for wnmrn in New York city. Two moiilhs later nn outbreak or 'typhoid fever occurred in tha h&spital. nflfccllng principally doc tcrs and mines. Twenty-live case in all developed. Today she i maintained at stale expense in a private place in New York, whcr her ncllvities as n cook at leas are under control. There are innumerable similar i cases now available in mratrol hi- eriUurc, which prove definitely I hat a person who is infected you about this affair that occurred last night. According to what you told me then, after you had been to Mr. Blane's suite to inquire if he wanted you to unpack, you went straight back to your pantry, did a few odd jobs there, and then read a book until the dinner bugle sounded. Now, is that correct?, R.: Yes, sir, that's correct. K.: You're quite sure you never left that panlry of yours? I'm not trying to pin anything on you, don't think that, but I want you to be quite certain that you're not making any mistakes. R.: Wait a minute, sir: I did leave it just once, to slip up to Iho writing room to get some sheets of nolcpapcr for the Japanese gentleman. He'd asked for it earlier on, but I found the racks were emply -and; as the chief steward had been ashore at Miami, the storeroom was locked. When Ihc Jap rang for me again later, Ihough, the chief steward was back again in his cabin and he gave me some from the store. K.: What lime was that? Ii.: A bit before eight bells, sir. K.: Just before eight o'clock, ch? Ami, apart from that, you never left your pantry? R.: No, that's the truth, sir. K.: Who else was on duty at that time? R.: Only me, sir. The other stewards who help with the cabins was at their job of laying up for dinner then; and Ihe stewardess, Maud Briggs, what would have been on duty, went down with shingles two days ago, so she's in the sick bay. Fortunately there's only three ladies aboard, and two of them has their own maids, so they're looking nftcr the oilier lady between them. - V . Can yon bring anybody to • prove that you were in your panlry during all that time? R.: Well, maybe it's lucky for me, sir. In the ordinary way I wouldn't be able to, the stewardess being ill, but, as it happens, I can. Syd Jeiiks, the ship's carpenter, was doing a job of work in Ihc passageway during the whole of that time and we passed the time 'of day, as you might fay, quite frequent, while he was at it. He knows 1 never left my panlry, except to get the Jap his E.: No, sir. You see my pantry 1 n inside cabin, so I can't EC round the corner along the pass age way. K.: No. Thai's quite obvious from the ship's plans I've got in front of me. So you wouldn't be able to see if anyone approached Mr. Blanc's cabin from the lounge, would you? R.: No, sir. K.: But you \yould he able to see anybody who came the other way, from the forward companionway, which leads to the upper and lower decks, wouldn't you? R.: I would thai, sir. K.: Was your panlry door open during this time? R.: Yes, sir. K.: Now, think carefully, Ring- boltom. Did you sec any member of Ihc crew, or any other person come either up or down the companionway and pass your door going in the direction of Mr Blane's cabin between 7:45 and 8:30 last night? Ii.: Only , Miss Rocksavagc' DOWN A DOWN UP FORWARD COMPAN10NWAY maid sir, going along lo dress her no one else. K.: But you would have, if the; had? R.: Yes, sir. I couldn't hav helped seeing them. K.: Right. That's all I wanted t know. DETECTIVE OFFICER NKAME'S SKETCH PLAN OP'A'DECK, s.x GOLDEN GULL. ®5TEWftRD'S SEFVT BEHIND DOOR fS\ PORTHOLE OUT OF Whl CH SHORTHAND 'NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KKT- TERING'S EXAMINATION OF SYD JENKS, SHIP'S CARPENTER. Tf". Good morning, Jenks. v> J.: Good morning, sir. K.: How long. have you been on board this .ship? J.: Just on two years, sir. Ever since Captain Dcrringlmm took over. He brought me wilh him from his previous ship, the South- BODY WAS THROWN. K.: Did you see anyone go up or down it during the time you were working there? J.: Lady Welter's maid went below just after I set to work. K.: Just after 7:30, ch? | J.: Yes, sir. Then Nellie Ordc, Miss Rocksavage's maid, came up to dress her mistress much later on, about ten past eight I should say. K: Anyone else? J.: No, sir. K.: Could you see the entrance of Ihc steward's panlry from where yci! were? J.: Yes, sir. i It was just across lite componionway or. the port- PLACE WHERE SHIP'S! CARPEHTER WAS WORKING. V. cm Cross. K.: Right. Now, d'you mind telling me where you were between 7:30 nnd 8:30 last night. J.: 1 was filling new skirling boards lo the stewardess's pantry on A deck from just before 7:30, 'air. K.: From where you were working could you see the door of Mr. Blanc's suite? J.: No, sir. I was working on the starboard side, just across from the for'ard companionway. K:: Was the companionway in your view the whole time;. J.: Yes, sir. Was anyone there, d'you know? J.: Yes. sir. The cabin steward, Mr. Ringbottom. K.: Was he in his pantry Ihc whole time you were at your job? ,T.: Yes, sir, except when lie went to answer the Japanese gentleman's bell, and then oil lo the chief steward lo gel some nolc- papcr from him out of the store Ho remarked, I remember, abou Ihe slackness of the lounge slew aid in letting it run out in tin writing room because someon else had asked for some carlic on in the atlernoon, when th chief steward was ashore, an< Iherc wasn't none. K.: What time was that? J.-. I'm afraid 1 couldn't say sir. K.: Can you give me any idee J.: I'd hardly like lo say Ih time, you see I didn't notice fr| tic'lar, being busy on my K.: Was it before, or aiu| eight? J.: Oh, before eight. Mayll bout a quarter to, but I wouklif kc to say for certain. Ringbcl om was away about live minuUI hen, but all the rest of the tirl e was in his pantry because,, i\ lougli we couldn't sec each ollnl very now and then we exchang | emarks. K.: Did you see anybody else lie passageway during Ihe tin| r ou were working there? J.: Only the bisltop, sir,' whl he went up. That was at eigl >'clock,' because I heard the shi|| bell strike immediately after. K.: But various other poor! nusl have been coming dovj 'rom the lounge or going baj up lo it, during lhat time. J.: That's true, of course, 1:1 he companionway to the lounl is way alt, nowhere near who] I was. 1 heard cabin doors shij ling now and then, but you I had my back to the passagcwl most ol the time and I didn't tal much notice what happened 11 hind me, being busy with my jcf K.: What time did you si] work? J.: Just after the dimicr 1 sounded at 8:30. K.: Right. That all I w know. Thank you, jenkj. J.: You're \vclcome, sir. 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