The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 28, 1932 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 28, 1932
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1932 BLVTHEV1LLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS New York Heiress Who Dropped From Sight FIF1HJW Societ yGirl's Disappearance 22 Years Ago Is Still a Mystery. Ct-lonel-Kayrnond Robins, frirnd c[ President Hoover, his mysteriously vanlshi-d, Jolrjnj the rank", of 50,000 pcrtons who disappear an- i.iiallr in Ibe United Stales, Tilts ii the Uiit of a scrii-s of sl\ myrlrrj cbislis uf real life — those who never tame liack. BY ROBERT TAI.I.EV SKA Service Writer 1832. -NKA S(rvlcr,>nc.) The mcst famous "missing per- fons" ease in American hisloty Is that of .Dorothy Arnold, New York's "lost heiress" who vau- ' irhed 22 ysars ago and of whom no trace ever has been found. Her case ranks with the kiil- r.arilnB of Charlie Ross or the kidnaping of the Lindbergh baby as • one of the nation's classics of mystery, which lime not only has failed 'to solve but has actually deepened. Kerc Is the story of her strange disappearance as it might have appeared In the. newspapers when it was revealed by New York police on Jan. 25. 1911. six weeks after che had vanished: . New York, Jan. 55 — Following a futile search of more than a month, 'Deputy Police Commissioner Flynn announced today that Dorothy Arnold, 25, daughter ot Francis li. Arnold, millionaire perfume, importer and leader in New York- society, has been missing since Dec. 12,. last. Miss Arnold disappeared mysteriously while shopping on Fiftl avenue. She had an engagemen to' meet her mother for lunch a! the ' Waldorf-Astoria, but did not appear," The young heiress, who is noted tar her beauty, was last seen : by Miss Gladys King, a friend, as sue emerged from Brentano's booK store at. Fifth avenue and 27th street about 1:45 P. ^f. They chal- ;cd for a moment about n party that was to be held at Miss Arnold's name on the following day arid then Miss- Arnold hurried with the statement that she PAGE THREE More Children of School Age, Fewer in School! TU FDR THE COITY $1,411,118 In lllc Mississippi county schools for the past yenr. rninnoralton :ins Increased, enrollment mid nv- oruiK 1 dully alU'iuhiDrr has du- ciTiiwd. AM scrvlrv ims Incicas- ;d iinil receipts iiiul expenditures unvi' decreased, according tu iln- iiri'.s com]>llc tit the offii-e of the cauiuy .superintendent, Miss Wll' A. Ln\vsoii. Ccmpm."cl to 24. 930 children of school HKD cnumi'iutcd last ycnri _ , there wore 25.761 enumerated (Ills' Onl >' a ' 7u cars wcl ' c »-«««3fd (Continued from H»R« Out) I hit; miscellaneous ocrfciinal |)roi>;r- I ly, KE5i'ssi-cl at J2SO.M7 In 1031 (lrc|)i)fd to $106,100 on (lie 1932 ! nssrssiiK'iH records. Automobile as' lost nbuut J100.000. j'eur. Tile cnrollnnnt fell from 15, 357 to n thous.ind less and (hr dully nvcrnve nUcmlnncc was 8950 or more tlmn » llioiunml less wlilcli wns CD percent of the enroll iiwnt. Then' were seven districts lust year who voted tlitm 18 mills while this yrnr only nvc voted less (him this nnioiml. Tile liebt service Inst year wns $103,031 while for the pasi year. ju.v eiKled. the same service cost $127.8-10. company 1,800 Merchandise . 385.372 IJusinciS, professional fixtures 130,320 Manufacturers' clotkfi nuiclilnery 413,030 Viiluc pro|)orty of ns- fudnllons. corporations engaged hi tnsiniinco, tjiiurunly anil Indemnity business and bunks 42,000 \':'.\:i: nil oilior pcr- . .::i:l piowrty IU3.100 5D4.0C8 175.H05 Farmer Exhibits Tollll 88 Farm Displays OWENS CHAPEL. Ark. CUP)- • Jack Owens exhibited 88 farm. displays hero lecently.' The dls- • piny consisted of vegetables grains, fruits and feed ciops raised on ! his farm. ; j His display, liowerer, was 'plac- i c<l second to that of H. H. Putnam 86,400 j of Ills Fork who specialised In I quality and not. so much In var- 253 901 kly. ' i in ndillllon to the produce, the' j men showed chairs, tables, knives $2.217,537 $3,OW,4SH and other tools mode at home. "' Poles For Lighting Equipment Reach Park i "i LAST 9EEN CHOPPING .ON FIFTH AVENUE Dorothy Arnold, whose disappearance 22 years ago is still a mystery. ftp- as : lui \v6s late for her luncheon nolntment with her mother. A3 well as the family can. estimate, Miss Arnold had about] S2£ on her -person when she lift iliime , that morning'. ' No motive is!;kncwn- for her disappearance, she was an unusually che.-r- •glrl. •- a graduate of Bryn Mnwr, an amateur authoress' and wry popular -In New York society. Police have been unable to obtain, any '".'definite clews.- That was • 22 years ago — and Uial .news is ..Just - the same today, unchanged,' for the.police are still-wi'thout-'clews. 6n that' crisp December day In IDlO ' Dorothy Arnold walked.. out of (lie pages -of life and left behind her a mystery that outdces fiction.. There have, been 'a .thousand theories, a .million, rumors —bill 'not. one shred of real evi- dcnce/Vihich might explain where she went, "how she went,' or why. Her' -disappearance ' became a notich-wide sensation,' comparable —In this" generation -to the kid- naping : of the Lindbergh baby. Picture's :of- her were published in every newspaper in'the land but no community has ever recognized her as a stranger in Its midst. Her wealthy parents sent detwtues to search (cr her in Euro]>e but this, too, without result. Search -for her body was made In the waters t irauni NCR- York but her .. i body never was found. Dorothy Arnold's fate became classic of mystery. Digging back into lier past, detectives found a lot of things that were of much interest, but cf doubtful importance. Dorothy, an aspiring authoress. n ?d submitted several stories tt magazines and they had been returned. This, naturally, led to gcod-nalured gibing by her family. A little later, Dorothy rented post office box—apparently for' place wbere she could receive her rejected manuscripts in secret. At Thanksgiving time, shortly before her dlsappcsranee, she had gone to Washington to spend the holiday week-end u-lth two girl friends. On Friday morning, a bulicy package resembling a rejected manuscript (which seems to have been forwarded from New York, though nobody knows how) was delivered to l>er; whereupon suddenly called ofl lier weekend visit and went home. Though s:ie was • .lever very much ol an admirer of men, she had had a love affair with ceitain George C. Griscom, Jr.. a Pittsburgh engineer with whom she had become acquainted while attending college. J!e was 44 years old. and a bachelor. It was learned that she had secretly met Grteccm in Bosto!) less than two months' before and that she had pawned S500 worth of her jewelry for $01) while there." Griscom was In Florence, Italy, and Dorothy's father and brother hastened there, hoping that there had been an elopement and thai she would be found. Griscom, however, lyiew nothing of her whereabouts. it developed that on the day after Dorothy had so' hurriedly terminated her Thanksgiving visit to Washington she had written Griscom a long letter—mostly girlish gossipy epistle, • but In which. this apparehtly significant and when Mrs. Arnold followed ilm to the grave in December, 1928, the mystery remained unsolved. It Is still n mystery. tThe End.) T FNII.F.G. paragraph appeared: • < if hn>- '***;< Fifty foot poles, from which Hie flcctlUghls' Jor night football at Hnley Field will be suspended, arrived H lh e high school park to- dny. Installation of the lighting equipment will begin immediately, fobs suitable for the lighting system were located at Caraway by Clarence Wilson, member of the committee sponsoring nlghl football. Heavy rains enrly thl? week, it was feared would prevent transportation of poles from voodlaiids to a hard rond, fron 1 which they culd be brought in ind the first source of supply was abandoned when suitable poles were found at Carnwoy. the enmity this year compared ullh 3.300 In 1931. showing u dc- creiuie of approximately CCO cars. Other IntorrMliiK details Of the nssi'.ssmcnl reveal Unit tile 4.4CB cattle llited In the county were ahnosl evenly dhidetl between Osceola and Clilrknsnwlui districts with less thitti .six more In this district. Almost us ninny mules ure | assessed this yc.ii 1 ns last but | the principal kss in Hit* assessment resulted from a voluntary u-ducllon by the u.ssrssor from ubmil $3S per mule Jo MS. A comparison or ::;e usscM of various types cf personal property In IUX! us ccnipiirud with 931, luued on Hie us-sessor'.s re- x>rt tu llu> Arkansas (ax co lon follows: •Well, it has Vosie 'back.' Mc- CJnrt's has turned . m^ down Failare starts me IB.' tht face. AH I it* a head'is » lone road with DO turning; Mother will always bintf an accident li is '• happened." .To. .this day. nobody ever hasj been able . to explain . what that y pmtnqt!.-, paragraph, meant. Was Dorothy . Arnold kidnaped? ....That, -would--bp : very difficult to accomplish on busy. Piflh ave 1 - nue at' IMG .P.,!vr v ' when a worn-1 an's scream would attract crowds Council Will Apply for $150,000to Build Municipal Light Plant. KENNETT, Mo.--Application for a loan of $150,000 for building municipal light plant will be presented to the Heconstruction Finance Corporation by the Citj Council of Kennett, within llv next few weeks. Some feu- years ago, the people of this city voted overwhelmingly in favor of a municipal light plant if. the same could be built without a bond issue on the part of the city. The franchise of the Arkansas- Mlssouri Power Co.. which now furnishes light and power to Kennett. expires in 1935, and the Council, at its next meeting will pass a resolution notifying the power company that, its franchlss will not be renewed at its expiration. I!, will -take several weeks to get up all of the data necessary for presenting a formal application to tha Reconstruction finance Corporation, and In the meantime j the city will brin? its tiudit of the Read Courier News Want Ads. 'Continued rrom Page Oncl on t-ase. Seventh Inning CUBS: Grimes fanned. Herman singled to right. English fllocl out to Combs, Herman holding first. Cnylcr reached second safely on Crossettl's error. Herman going to third. Stephenson singled to left, scoring Herman and Cuyler. Moore I walked. Grimm out, Huffing to | Gehrig. Two runs, two hits, rto errors. YANKEES: Ruth walked. Oeh- rig singled to left, Ruth gcln? n third. Gehrig took second. Lazerri was safe at first when Herman delayed throwing to Grimm. Ruth fccring, Gehri" goins to third. Dickey wes hit hy a pitched ball. Chnpman filed to Moore, Gelirig scoring after the catch. Crossetti forced Dickey at second, Kocnk to Herman, and La7^erri went to third. Laierri scored on a wild pitch and Crossetti who -had reached second, was caucht out at third. Three runs, two hits, no errors. Eiihth. Innin- • Cubs:—Hartnett doubled to leff on the first bill- pitched. Kocnie tripled to rteht center, scoring Hartnett. Cndnt . was called out on strikes, Herman was out. Geh.- rig to RufTing. Koenlg. scoring. English walked. Cuvlcr filed to records up-to-date the Conn- T.MCIT! who ran back into shod cil voting at the Monday meeting right, Two'runs, two hits, no er- to employ Felix Pratt of St. Louis, who made the audit of the city books lust year, to audit the records from that time, to the present. This Is one of the require- and policemen Did she ruti where, why? Mere limn 5100,000 was spent i a hurry, away? How, ments In making an application for a loan. The Pinanoo Committee has also been authorized to make a con' tract by her millionaire father in the search for Dorothy Arnold. Her! finally came to the belief j th c ably family mat she was dead. Mr. Arnold died In Yet, when April, 1922, with some attorney to pre- m for the loan, to be ratified by and this will prob- rors. \ Yankees:—Huffing fanntd. Comba doubled to center. Sewell singled to left, scoring Mmilxs. -Ruth popped cut to Koenig. Gohrlg lin'd tn Cuylcr near the wall of the bleachers. One run, two hits, no errors. Ninth Inning Cubs:— Stephenson singled to right. Motre fouled out to Dickey. Grimm walk'il. Wurtnctt, filed to Ruth. Koenig wns out. i ____ be presented at the ^nexl '. ri to Gehrig. No runs, one hit. no regular meeting of the Council. lcrr;r^. MINMIN» $9.60 - here « Amtrka. Ixm tea «ood «ery diy, with roundtrip returns good TWO MONTHS - coa - JACKSON, Miss. NEW ORLEANS BIRMINGHAM CHATTANOOGA •CHICAGO UNION BUS DEPOT 2nd * Ask Streets. Phone CM DIXIE GREYHOUND —<//!' 5 THEY'RE HERE!! AUTHENTIC UNIVERSITY STYLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL MEN $' 25 Hart Schaffner. & Marx made them, after scouting all the leading Universities of the country. They're right. Right in style lines, right in fabric, right in color and right in price. They'll give you long hard service and cost you less than other clothes. They have 72 Bench Tailored details found only in $65 to $75 suits last spring. 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