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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 4, 1937
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PAGE FOUR •LYTSEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS "THURSDAY," FEBRUARY 4, 1937 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THZ COURIER NEWS CO, PUBLISHERS : ' 0, B. BABCOCK, Editor H .W. HAINES, Advertising Manager , fol? National Advertising Representatives: Arkansac Dailies, Inc, New York. Chicago, rw-irnll, SI. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office at BlytheMlle. Arkansas, under act or Congress, October 8, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the Clti- of B'ytheville, Ifc per week or 65c per month. -By mall, within a radius ot 50 miles, $3.00 pel year {1.50 for six months, 15o for three months; by mail In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, $8.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, JIO.ITO per year, payable In advance. Abolition of Poverty Would Enrich U S. . If the republic should decide lo laku seriously Mr. Roosevelt's inaugural plea for abolilion of poverty, it is .going to have an interesting time o[ it during the next generation It Way not make much money out of it, but it \vi11 keep awfully busy. For abolishing poverty is not a matter of getting money into pockets so much as of putting shoos on feel, coats on backs, houses on vacant lots, and • good food in pinched stomachs. And we just naturally have not, as "of today, enough of jhese things to do the job. All of which simply means that if we are going to go abend itiul abolish poverty—'which is just another way of saying that we would equip everyone in America with all the necessities and a fair smattering of Hie luxuries—we arc going to have a boom such as we never dreamed of before. • ; Between the desire and its accomplishment there is, of course, n huge gap. How a program of this kind can be made to pay is a wide-open <iues- tion. No producer, be he a truck gard- piier or the head of a big automobile corporation, is going to expand production unless he thinks he will get some money for it. But the interesting thing, at this mcmeiil, is the contemplation of the stupendous jump in production which will take place if we do go ahead and -make abundance available to -.cvery- „' olle - • '.'•'. < Mr. Roosevelt remarked, for instance, that some millions of our citizens live in homes that are sadly below standard. A nation out to abolish poverty would, have to begirt by replacing all those homes with new ones. There is enough work there to • keep the vast building industry busy for ihariy decades. It is easy enough to see what would follow. Furniture factories, makers of boots and shoes and clothing, manufacturers of all kinds of household appliances and gadgets, producers of electricity, farmers, slock raisers, cot- Ion growers, shepherds—all these people would find ;m unprecedented demand for their output. Makers, of capital goods Would bo busy night and day equipping them; OUT OUR WAY mines and forests aiul railroads and shipyards would !je busy ns never before. It makes a pretty picture, and il isn't spoiled by the cynical question about who is going to pay tor it all. For the important fact is Hint this tremendous market does exist, potentially—and so docs the productive capacity to meet it. • Since those things are true, it is inevitable that we shall eventually find ii way of hooking demand to capacity. For there is where our industrial future really lies. Not in overseas markets, not below the equator, or on the far side of the .Pacific—bul right at home, where the richest nation in the world has a daraling chance to treble its riches by distributing them. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Dangerous Width Arnold H. Vey, stale traffic engineer for New Jersey, has Ijeen studying accidents on New Jersey highways and has learned some surprising things. The principal one of these was the fact that narrow roads seem lo be safer than wide ones. Two-lane highways, he said, have fewer accidents than three-lane highways, and three-lane highways . have fewer accidents than I'our-lane high- v ways. On a two-lane road, Ihc motorist doesn't try lo pass the car ahead uh- lil lie is sure that Hie road is clear. On a three-lane road, he is less careful. Give him four lanes, apparently, and he is apt to go weaving all over the place, regardless of traffic conditions. ; . • ' Engineers can do their level best to give us safe highways. But until they find a way .of giving us safer drivers, the tralYie problem will still be acute. OUR BOARDING HOUSE^ With JVkjor_Hoople we WERE WMY YOUF. OLD.BOPY MORE-SQUEAKS. MAW SHOULD THE . PALS OF ' *REDDY-THE-FOX* SEEK "REVEMGE, FOR rAY PART ~TO |M IT THAM A RUSTY f-UMcjE/ TMEKJ WE rg? ABOUT I YOUR PLAvM TO /(/ -PAMCY TMEIP, CCMSTERM- (Ij. ATIOK), WHEN! BULLETS W -BOU14CE OFF ME jr,>-Z? 5\ LIKE MAIL OFF A: J '^ \1 <3O IWTO ~TH ' , SOUMD1MQ LIKE A BEER BARREL FULL OF TIM CUPS \^.X. v <V I /.''". *Jvi suitable did securing 11 sufficient : prevented by keeping ' as clean as i Ihc passing of millions of germs amo'unt of exercise "ami sunlight, possible, taking- n bath at least from one person to another. ' and gUthig enough rest to give once a 'day with plenty of soap in brief, Ihc best type ot per- j Uy to recuperate from fatigue. Much infection;, disease can be the tissues of the body onwtun- ! and water. Thorough washing of Remember thai/ infectious dis- _ cases are spread by contact with [he hands with plenty of soap, be- | persons .who have Ihe diseases or fere and after eating, will prevent | who may be recovering from them. Hcalili Program Has Effectively. Curbed Contagion How Much Tax Relief Under Home Exemption? The purpose of the homestead .exemption amendment- was tax relief for home owners. The .social aspects of the measure were cinpha-- sizcd by its advocates. Its adoption was urged to make Arkansas more largely. a slate of people who own their own hpmcs.- Thc average assessment.of the' 160,196 homesteads so far covered by'the valuation; survey now underway is $413.65. The survey is so nearly complete that this average assessment may.fairly bo taken as applying throughout the stale. The 8.7-inill slate lax on $413.65 amounts lo $3.GO. So 53.60 a year Is nil Hint 'exemption will save Hie average home owner. Is the prospect of saving S3.GO n year going to induce anybody la buy or build his own holne? And is this $3.60 of "relief" really going to be relief? The stale's loss of revenue through homestead exemption is one of the reasons the sales lax must be rc-cimclcil with the present exemptions of .medicines and essential foods removed. The new sales tax will apply to everything a family has .to buy. 'Hie average home owner, relieved of a penny n day. In • Male . property tax, will pay out that penny In sales Inx if he makes on Ihc -average one 15-ccnl purchase n day. —Arkansas Oazctlc. :|CRIME FILE ON BOLITHO BLANJJ ci By Williains toH.THERE'S KIND OF HORSE I'D LIKE TO RIDE, ( IM5TEAD OF THESE OLD, SWAPELE5S ,'THlMGS.' VVHV WONl'T ,VOU LET ME HIM? y WELL, MA'AM, HE'D \/BORM TO RACE, BUT " r MFVPI2 r-,ir -T?-, V coijLDM'T WIM OWE.' , A HAM, WHERE HE ; SHOULDM'T BE, AMD : A HAM WHERE HE i SHOULD BE.' PROUD, BUT PKOU.D O' WHUT: THET VVOM'T TEACH • HEK NOW !M'-SHE'LL FELLER. ; 7HAT- NEVER GIT TD WHERE WE'RE AGOIW'-HE'SA 7HOROU6HBRS} AK1 1 COULDM'T 5:AMD TH' ROCHV, MOUMTAIM TGA1L5. ITP KILL HI PA HV nu. MOKIUS Editor, Journal of Ihc American Medical Assdclnllun, aiici of Ilygcla, the Health "Mn&itlnc Method. 1 ) of preventing Infection may he divided inlo those used by public hcallh officials lo'benefit •.iinian beings and those employed ty the individual. 'Public health null ample, control water, fdojl""'ii'ir. overcrowding, inoculation iri j (lines of epidemic, reporting of- infectious diseases, disposal ofjfsewage and similar factors. These public health-.".services have, been ol the greatest-value.:!! 1 clamping out disease oh a large scale. As a result of such work yellow fever appears now only ii a few isolated spots ln ; the world Typhoid fever has been fought so successfully thai many young doctors never encounter'a case. Cholera and plague arc limited to remote places in China and India. Even malaria is j gradual!; disappearing. Epidemics 'occur bu rarely, and,' when they, do, they ', usually arc brought ' promptly under control. The individual may pi-event much infection in .his own body iy particular.attention lo personal hygiene. A special personal hy- >icne associalcd with each infectious disease will be described in this scries. The most important (:\clor in personal hygiene is lo keep Ihe Kcnltli at an optimum at all times. Every person must study '.ils own powers, learn how much .'cst and how much sleep he needs, .mil find out how much exercise .ie may lake wilhout becoming un- luly exhausted. He "must learn the hazards associated willi the par- icular Industry in which he. works. He iiiu:-t know when he is r:ti- ng .too much and whon too little. 3c must realize which ioods dls- igree with him, anil avoiil He must practice a constant jcneval cleanliness In alt jf his life. All this require!) knowledge. We cannot trust our Instincts. Appetite frequently runs away .vilh us. No instinct aulomaUcally vlll prelect human beings from disease germs. The average pci^nn tears high places, wild animals, loud noises, and the dark far more lian he docs disease germs. Yd i Ihc lasl named arc far more deadly. Our instincts warn us against! visible and audible daiiyer.*.; they j do not warn us against the invisi-1 ble ones. • j Furthermore, our fceliiips im not to be trusted. Many a tram who feels lircri really need:* exercise. Many a person who i.s very excited and wants AC;ion tcally needs rest. The eyes may create an appetite .for food -that is harmful. Thus, the sensations ami nno- lions ol Ihc hiininu Xxxiy dcmiind a typo of menial control whiru must be trained. Many of ihc: feelings and desires arise from the' actions of glands which must bet understood If they are to be used' to best .advantage. | It Is necessary lo study the von-j stitulion of the human licine and I his heredity. We are born" with I tcdies which arc the sum ol all] our ancestors. From our mothers! we derive elements which enable' ns to resist certain infections; other elements may be absent. There tr, much thai Is unknown concerning Ihc ability ot Ihc baby lo resist disease at the lime of birth. It often is possible by ?c\- cntlflc tests, however, lo determine (he extent of the resiMunte and sometimes to supplement it iirlin- ni'MJix HI;HI; llOl.l'I'Illl HI.AXU, llrUtKll lltiuil- i'r. <nv:iii]n-iir> rriiNI Jnrlit oiviiL-ll II}' IHN |iriiicti,nl I'umiiHr- tur, ('AKL'l'd.X HOCKSA I'ACIv, Kit .Mlllinl. A nnli- roiiniL In JU.-uirV .Ml, in. iMlilrfsM'il lo lilk KciTi-lnry XICHOI.AS STODAHT, Jnllk-llll-K ^iilc'lili- xiili-c In- f.-U'Cil b'nnkriiiilrr. A IIII-LIII, ivrild'ii Iij- .Slnilnrl Ndmv.s IlLniir's cuiiiiimi v Mlick. AlltlllS SUDS, closllie al n Jie\v lc\v Unit tiny. OfTicr iinssciigcrx al,o:irj ylu'Iit 0(ii.ii::\ 1:111,1, ,,n- MISS Ki- JlOCKSAVACi;, II a<!kn a V n K o.'s ilnilKlidTI 1, A 1) V \V B !, T B H ; m;i:ix.\ l.D .1 o (; i; i, v ,\ , M ;t .s . JOCI-:i,V\, l.:ntv Wi'llrr's ihlti^li- tor mid Koii-ln-laiv; Ihc IllSIKir (>!•• mini;; cou.vr i.nuii I'uso- ni.M mill IMlSUIvi; IIAYASHI. ynclil n( Mlinnl, -flndit ll]rtru.'.s fnlilii curtnlit. irilnn Mrilll^u nuirks rnrjict jiniL lilouil fjtllliliimtilt]!. llorksiiyii^c :i<l]nllx IiivIliiiK Illfinp. nliu.ird to .crfei-t nniiilKiiiunlliiiL of tEinlr roniininlry. air. :i[id .Mr*. Jncclyii", rcvcnl I,:iily ^'cllcr I.s heavily inlrrt-stcu In lliii'kHiiviini- Nloi'ks. Thui\ the Jllslioii Is duutluiiril. : While he Itilks .StoJnr^ 'cjilcTH the rfnoin. Tin: llislitjp full>iLiscK:in his cbiilr. arow co ox wrruvriiB ST'OIIY- CHAPTER'VUI '•'-•' DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S SHORTHAND NOTES OF DP;TECTIVE OFFICER i KETTERING'S EXAMINATION OF MR. INOSUKE HAY ASH I. ]£ . Good morning, Mr. .Hayashi. • • Just sit down and answer, a few questions, will you? ' ' Uncertainly. K;: Will you, ; give me .your movements please from Ihe' time you came on board this yacht until you wcnl in to dinner last nighl H.: Oh, yes. I came on board from a launch at .4:30 yesterday afternoon. After visiting my cabin I had tea with my host and some of the other guests. About 10 pasl six I went down to my cabin again lo do some work, and remainec there until after I had changed for dinner. At 8:15 I came into the lounge where I found the bishop am Lady Welter, whom I had met a lea. The latter introduced me tc Mr. Stodart whom I had not seen before. (FROM THIS POINT INOSUKr IIAYASIII'S STATEMENT CON FIRMS THAT OF THE OTHERS. K.: Now, I'd like to know thi reason for your coming on thi trip. H.: At the invitation of -Mi tiocksavage. We arc busines Iricnds— ii is nice lo meet eac oilier— and enjoy the pleasures o cucli excellent company upon hi Very beauliiiil yacht. K»: Now, that won't do, and Hi riooncr you come .clean with tn Ihe better. This pleasure trip \ya a (jliud lo cover a big busines rlcal between Rocksavage an Blane. You're going to tell m just what part you were going t play in that. H.: I tell you anylhing you When I say flint it is a pleasur trip I speak truthfully, bul I hav already said that I was a busines friend of Mr. Rocksavagc, to When business men are togethe even {or pleasure, their conversn tlon is of their business also, mo of tlic time, as I have frcriucnt observed. INOSUXE HAYASHI.FLASHED BY.. IIEAME', 8 j 1.37 »mc inand made himself known We had another round of By Dennis Wlicatlcy ) 19.17. NU,V Soivico. Inc. Williilln Muriciw & Co. Tf. You knew, • ness would lien, that bus ivould come under dii cussion? j H.: Ccrlainly I knew lhal. 1 K.: Well, let's hear the part yo M'ere going to play in it. H.: I have Ihe honor fo rw:l ft the Shikoku Products Com pan which is associated with my go' eminent. Khikoku handles vario' commercial concessions for 11 ministry of the interior and 01 of these has to do with the supp ot soap lo the armed forces an also civil >iervices of Japan.-Tl monopoly is or considerable Val Hud Shikoku hoped to raise a lo of 10 lo 12 million dollars on would M-v-' . H onsiderable value for whatever I';'.'....,_.... ,'ishect, they could float a subsi- iary company upon Ihe prosper ive prolils which the monopoly vill bring, and thus allracl con- iderablc new public money to heir business. K,: And you were about lo sell his monopoly to cither Rocksav- ge or Blanc? 11.: That is so. 1 have been ne- iolialing by correspondence with roth for some time. A fortnight ago, however, Mr. Kocksavagc jablcd me that negotiations could go no further until after a conference he proposed to hold on this dale. He suggeslcd that I should oin Ihc parly and said lhal, if I lid so, he had every reason to believe that the affair might be concluded to the satisfaction of all concerned. I sailed , from San Francisco lo Panama 1 and from ;hcrc I came overland to join his yacht al Miami. . K.: I sec. Thbt will do, * * * DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'i SHORTHAND NOTES OJ DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S EXAMINATION OF COUNT POSODINI. Hello! Has this writ- room been converted inlo a pholc-graphic studio overnigM? K.: No. Come in, Count. Il'i jusl thai we're taking a flash o all Hie guests on board before w examine them. Mailer ot routine that's all. Sit down, will you There are jusl a icw questions Ti like lo ask you about this unfor lunalc affair lasl nighl. P.: Fire away, friend, fire away 1C: Okeh. Now, would yo mind Idling me what your move mcnts were from Ihe lime Ih yacht sailed (ill you went in t dinner lasl nighl. P.: There's no mystery ahou that. 1 \va!vhaving a drink, in 111 lounge with Mrs. Jocclyn whc the engines started lo'luvn ovc A few moments lalcr Mr. Hock savage- joined us. We hcd anollie p. Hello! * in;* rn rinks lo keep him company while c was taking some notes of share rices oil the board for his boss. lie lounge steward look those own lo Blane's cabin for him and amc up to soy that he couldn't et any answer to his knock, so todarl told him to take them own again and push (hem \mder ie cabin door. Jnst after that I said 1 thought t was about time lo go below ncl change. K.: Can you tell me what lime ha I would have been? P.: About a quarter of eight. Mrs. Jocclyn said she thought she wuld go down, too, so we v/cnt down together, after which I went Iroight to my cabin. I came up to the lounge again bout 8:25, and when the dinner ingle sounded most of Ihe guests vere assembled Ihere. (FROM THIS POINT COUNT POSODINI'S STATEMENT CONFIRMS THAT OF THE OTHERS.) Jocelyn who asked me if I'd like lo conic along for a few days' sunshine and big-game fishing. KJ: How long have you known Jocelyn"?' P.: I 'met him coming over on the Normandie, and later developed the acquaintance in New -York. ; K.: Thank:you, Count. That'U do for the present. .- * s i DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'E SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S; EXAMINATION OF THE; LOUNGE S T E W A R D, : JACK CANE. T/" • Come in, Cane. I jusl wanl ' ; • to ask you a few questions about what occurred lasl night, i C.: Yes, sir,..'' ... . K.: How. long haye.v you been in the employ of Mr. Rocksavage? C.: A year .and three months, sir. .-•••. K.: What were you doing before thai? C.: I was third barman at the Billmore in New York. I did eighteen, months there and before that I was at Ihe Sporting Club in Havana, doing lounge waller. K.: That's all right; now, I wanl you to .fell me all that you car, remember -about which guest; came 'arid went from the lounge from the lime of the ship's sailing unlil Ihey wenl in lo dinner lasl night. (CANE'S STATEMENT CONFIRMS THE TIMES OF ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF THE GUESTS FROM THE LOUNGE, AS GIVEN BY THEMSELVES BETWEEN THE TIME OF SAILING AT 7:05 AND THEIR GOING IN TO DINNER AT 8:40.) K.: Were you in the lounge the whole of that time? C.: Yes, I was there the whole lime, sir, as they kept me prelly busy mixing drinks, except, of course, for two brief absences between 7:40 and 7:45. Mr. Stodart took down some figures from Ihe: notice board in his pocket book, tore out the leaf and asked me to lake il down lo Mr. Blane's cabin. I knocked and Iherc was no reply, so I took it up again, and then Mr. Stortarl remarked lhal Mr. Blane was probably in his bath, so he sent me dowii with il again and told me lo slip il under Mr. Blane's door which 1 did. do. You can go K: Nov.% Count, what d'you know about the real motive !or Ihis parly? P.: Real motive? There's only one as far as I know—stealing a kiltie summer down in these waters aofore New York becomes livable again. I'm just mad about sun- ihine, but maybe that's my Italian blood. K.: D'you mean lo tell me you had no idea that an amalgama- lion between the big soap interests was lo be negotiated during this trip? P.: Thai's news lo me. The only thing that I know about soap is Ihat it's useful lo wash-with. I didn't know cither Blane or Rock- savage. K.: But if you've never liad any dealings with any ot these people can you give me a satisfactory explanation as lo Why Rocksavaga invilcd you to join this outfit? P.; Ho didn't, It >vas Reggie K.: That'll now. DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S SECOND EXAMINATION OF THE HONORABLE REGINALD JOCELYN. : TT. Sorry to bolher you again • Mr. Jocelyn, bul I understand thai Count Posodini joined this parly at your invitation. J-: Yes, Ihal's right. K.: Now. whal parl does he play in this business deal which Rocksavage, Blanc and Ihe Jap contemplated putting through? J.: None at all. He doesn't know anylhing about it. K.: Why did you ask him then? J.: Because he's a nice fellow and I Ihought it would give the gathering more the appearance of a pleasure trip to have someone there who didn't know anything about the business which was contemplated. K.: I sec. How long liave you known him? J,: About five weeks. I met him coming over in llio Normandie. K.: Thanks, Mr. Jocelyn. That's all for Ihe moment: (To Be Continued) Have Ihis installment as ev|. deuce lo help you solve Ihc clinic.

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