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KltTflEVlLLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY i>,. 1(1 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS .', TOX COURIER NKWS CO., PUBLISHERS ( , O. B. BABCOCK, Editor H .W. HAINES, Advertising Manager fole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York. Chicago, i>tcolt. St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class inatter at the post oBlw at BlytheMlle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1317. Served:by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In tlie CJti- ol Btythevllle, 153 per week, or 65« per month. By mall, within a radius of W miles, »3.00 per year, $1.50 lor six months, 75c for three months; by mall In postal zones two to six, inclusive, 16.50 per year; In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Local Responsibility Commenting on the recent raid at Hot Springs in which stale revenue department agents, acting under the authority of a supreme court writ, seized and destroyed a large quantity of gambling paraphernalia, the Kl Dorado Daily News suggests that tho same procedure might profitably Ije , employed throughout the state to eliminate slot machines, horse race betting and other forms of gambling. Maybe it could be done but wo are not so certain that it should be done— or that it was wise to do it in the cnse of Hot Springs.. \Ve venture to say that no community in Arkansas is without the means to stamp out slot machines or any other fonn of commercialized gambling. A word from any sheriff is sufficient to drive such activities so far underground as to make them a matter of extremely minor concern. A few years ago Blytheville was full of jack-pot slot machines. The sheriff and the deputy prosecutor set a deadline for their, removal and out they went. It" any of them are in operation now they are so' well hidden away that the harm they can do is negligible. The same thing can be done anywhere in Arkansas—and it will be done in any community thai; really . wants it done. That is the way it should be done. Stale and federal assistance in combatting major; crime " is desirable and proper. vBut! every' • community has its own responsibility —and it is one ihal cannot be shifted to Little Rock or Washington—to maintain its own standards of morality and everyday behavior. Disaster Sometimes a Blessing in Disguise A great disaster can be a blessing in disguise. Which is just another way of saying that cities, like people, sometimes need to bo shaken from their lethargy. A case in point is Louisville, Ky. For many years a riverfront area called "The Point" and crammed with squalid houses has detracted from tho beauty of that city. But nothing ever was done about it. Just recently the Ohio river went on a rampage, and wrought severe damage throughout Louisville. And now, as part of a long-range rehabilitation program that civic leaders are planning, the bleak "Point" is scheduled to become a beautiful park. At the saijie li'nic, slums that cover nearby lowlands may be condemned, and erased. In years to come, residents oC the Kentucky city can sec these improvements and remember that they owe them to a great disaster, And they will not be the first Americans who have benefited in this way, for history is replete with instances in which clouds of disaster have had silver linings for cities of the United Slates. The Chicago of today, for instance, was born like Phoenix from flames that raged unchecked across the old wooden-built city. It was to a huge tidal wave and a great hurricane that residents of Galveston, Tex., owe the splendor of their city. In that catastrophe 6,000 people died and almost every building was leveled; but the residents carried on. Three years after the tremendous IflO'l lire swept her entire business district, Baltimore,- Mil., had completed rebuilding, and found that- disaster had loft her with belter city government and greater diversification of industry. A temblor-born fire raged for three days in San Francisco, during the early years of the century, and demolished one-third of the city. Now, with modern slcel buildings, it is one of the finest cities on the continent. In the Miami river flood of 1913, Dayton, 0., suffered $100,000,000 damage; and -100 people died. But for ils determination that the tragedy must never again recur, Dayton might now be dismally surveying flood debris in its streets. But it energetically built a $32,000,000 system, of dams, and straightened and widened stream'- beds. Now its residents can be complacent during • flood seasons. All of this constitutes a splendid testimonial to the American spirit. For a people that has the courage to rise again from disaster, and benefit from il, the future should have no fears. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark 'today, when you see a woman of 05, she locks so young and attractive that you take her for her daughter of 25. —John Sheparcl jr., ex-mayor of Pnlm Beach, Fin., oil his Both birthday. * t T I seemed lo float, into a soft darkness. There was great pcacefulncss and rich' contentment. —Theodore Prlnz, of Aberdeen, Wash., who was clinically "dead" for five minutes. * * * The American League race will be closer this year, buL the Yanks arc sure lo repeat, with Cleveland- and Dclroit trailing in that order. —Manager Joe McCarthy, New York Yankees. * * - * Teaching Is an individual, personal job, and pupils are Individuals, too. —Dr. Herman Cooper, New York educator advising school teachers not to keep union hours. CRIME FILE ON BQLITHO BLANE ni«ii\ nnni; TODAY noi.mio in.AM:, mmsh fluau. cler, tlUiipiic-nrj* from yneht riVYiH-tl !,>• l,l« prim-Ilia! rumiirll- tor, CAHVTON HOCKSAVAGH, ii ir Jlliiiul. A noli- found In Illntiu'a t'jililii, nddrfs.si'il <0 lllK ururclory .NICHOLAS STODAH'IV 1tllJlfll(fM Mlli'Iilr Kllil'O hv fncfd hnnkriiLitC} 1 . A ini-nio lyrllteu by Ktodur* Nliim-M HlimrVs comimuy Ktork, A1UJ1IS SI1DH, i-IUKluff at ft ucw law Ihnt ilny. Oilier i>iiM*ri]Krr* nlionrd yacht f;0),lll:\ <M 1,1. arc MISS PEllUI HOC'KSAV.UJK, H uckKU Vlltf e'K <liiUKbliT| 1, ADV WKIiTKBl HI:niNAI,[) JO OB I. Yff, MRH, .IOCI3I.V.Y, I.mly IX'eller's iliiugh- *cr and «»i,-lii-lim'| Die- lllSIKll- OK IlllllHi cnii.VT MUG! 1'OSO- 1HM iniil 1.VI1SI lii; IIAYASIII. savage, Welter. Ihl vi- nnicrr KHTTKIUNC, 1'iiardlii^ the yiu-M at Mlinnl, null* MfrtitiK? iiiurkM mi llliinc'K cabin (Viriicl jiml Mimd an tar. curtain. iilloi]. . :n!ml(« Jii 4-trref nn lIliniK aboard tn "They can't be as important as we Ihought. They called on us. the very first time we invited them." OUT OUR WAY By William? HE DON'T K.N1OW WHO S'OU ARE, AL~ HE'LL THINK WE GOT A MIMING- EXPERT. ' SOU SAV YOU HAVE THIS IAMD LEASED? \WELL BOVS, VOLJ 1 RE RICH, IF YOU HANDLE IT RI6HT-THI5 IS VERY VALUABLE V ^- l ORE HAVE YOUR COU51W SAY IT LOUDER- HE'S WATCH IN' US-HE HAS > CURIOUS WORLD B / e William Ferguson MUST HAVE W/OfT'EfZ. IN ORDER. TO'::UVE, AND THEV " HAVE BEEN KNOWN TD TUNNEL INTD THE EARTH A DISTANCE OF FEET TO REACH IT/ iuifilgtiiuiillon of Ilielr coinimnlett. Jt N lil«o revculrd Ihtil I.nily Wcltrr IK lirnvlly Inter. <'«<cd In llnrk&nvngrc «(ock«. JVexl, <fcc HlH'hnii, uudfr ([UrxMonlng:, fulnfN ivheii Slodjirt enter* flic ruom. SLil>soriUL-|]|]y. Ifiiyawhl rc- vviils* IIR iviiK iiltniird i'liJfax'otlnj? *<> Nell a |IHJ;C Miaii niuiioimly el- tlu-r 1n Illniie or to Hoi-kunvaert-. 1'onoiUiil nvern he Is uLuiiri] mere- 'y tor iilcnsurr, NOW «o ox wirir TIIU STOHY CHAPTER IX DETECTIVE OFF1CEK KETTERING'S THIRD REPORT, CONTINUED. the foregoing statement? it is obvious that, as we have a note in Diane's own hand, scribbled on the back of the leaf torn from Slodarfs pocketbook with the share quotations on it, which was sent down lo him at 7:45, he must still have been alive at that lime. The steward, Kingboltoni, entered his cabin at 8:30 and discovered him to be missing. Therefore, Bolilho Blanc must have been murdered between 7:45 and 8:30. The situation of Ihe cabin steward's pantry and Ringboltom's statement, backed by that of the carpenter, possibility THERE IS NO '! HORN IN DEER-ANTLERS/'! THEV -ARE COMPOSED OF 1 PURE BONE/ "& WORD '* REPTILE. COMES FROM THE LATIN VERB ' MEANING W TO CKAWL i-5 The antlers of n deer rreouentlv arc mlslakenlv referred lo as "horns' After reaching maturity, (he blood circulation in each pair of antlers censes, nnd they harden into pure bone...being very much different from the homy growths that adorn the heads of cattle, antelope, etc. NEXT: Arc loiighorn cullle plentiful in Texas? Quarantine. Walion Helj Joules, rules out the of Hie crime having been committed by any member of the crew. After I had questioned Count Tosoflini, Detective Officer Neamc told me that lie felt certain that this man's lace was familial- to him, and that \vc had hirii on our criminal records, Every effort, should, therefore, be made In obtain full particulars regarding him at once. ' Having taken statements iVom ail ,the guests and the on'iy members of Hie crew who might possibly have been concerned in the -iffaii- I proceeded to analyze their rtatemcnts. S 5 i TIMES ACCOUNTED FOR BY PRESENCE IN THE LOUNGE. , Analysis of people eliminating j each other from suspicion by their presence in the lounge from time "."when Blane was known to be alive until he was reported missing. At 7:J5 Mrs. Jocelyn, Count Posodini, Mr. Rocksavage, Mr. Stodart. At 7:45 to 8.00—Steward, Rock- savage, Slodarl. At 8:00 to 8:05—Steward, Rock- savage, Stodart, the Bishop. At 8:05 to 8:10—Steward, Rock- Stodart, Bishop, Lady At 8:10 lo 8:15—Steward, Bishop, Stodart, Lady Welter. At 8:15 to 8:25—Steward, Stodart, Bishop, Lady Welter, Mr. Hayashi. At 8:25 to 8:30—Steward, Stodart, Bishop, Lady Welter, Hayashi, Posodini. At 8:30 to 8:32—Steward, Stodart, Bishop, Lady Welter, Hayashi, Posodini, and Mr. and Mrs. Jocelyn. At 8:32 to 8:33—As above with cabin steward who reported Blane missing. * • » UNVOUCHED FOR TIMES KS following table shows the number of minutes in the period 7:45 to 3:30, when each member or the party was not under direct observation of one of the others and, therefore, at liberty to commit the crime. MRS. JOCELVN: In the lounge till 7:45. Returned, changed to lounge 8:30, Unvouched for time full period of 45 minutes. COUNT POSODINI: In lounge :iil 7:45. Returned changed to lounge at 8:25. Unvouched for iime (in period) 40 minutes. MR. ROCKSAVAGE: in lounge :ill 8:10. Returned chfnged to lounge at 8:35. Unvouched for iime (in period) 20 minutes. MR. STODART: In lounge at 7:40. Remained there till 8:33. Unvouched for time (in period) lil. BISHOP OF BUDE: Came bo- low with Lady Welter at 7:05. In lounge, changed at 8:00. Un- vouched for time (in period) 15 minutes. LADY WELTER: Came below with the Bishop at 7:05. In lounge changed at 8:05. Unvouched for time (in period) 20 minutes. MR. HAYASHI: Went to cabin at 0:10. In lounge changed at 8:15. Unvouched for time (in period) 30 minutes. MR. JOCELYN: Came below willi Miss Rocksavage 7:30 (approx.). In lounge changed at 9:30. Unvouched for time full period of 45 minutes. MISS ROCKSAVAGE: Came olov.' with Mr. Jocelyn 7:15 (approx.). In lounge changed at ounge for (wo periods of t| minutes each during the lime ill dcr review. !| The only other person who'in entirely ruled out is the secrcla^l Nicholas Stodart, as he was in ft" lounge during the whole perl; 8:40. Unvouched for time full period of <15 minutes. DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S THIRD REPORT, CONTINUED, i r PHE foregoing tables rule out the lounge steward, Cane, as lie was only absent from the under review. I then proceeded to make \ analysis of possible motives. ''• * t t POSSIBLE MOTIVES MRS. JOCELYN: Nil, as far s known at tho moment. COUNT POSODINI: Nil, as j as is known at the moment. MR. ROCKSAVAGE: Blan death will send the shares o£ 1. Blanc companies down to a|j and, "in their present precaric'j state, possibly cause them crash altogether. That would L ttocksavage's book far belter tK the proposed amalgamation. Bid also stated his fear that Roi avage might attempt his life,.US fore he died. Motive in RoclL savage's case is, therefore, slrbfl THE BISHOP OP BUDE: '*''* as far as is known at the moit LADY WELTER: As the la! holder in the Rocksavage nies she stands to benefit Blanc's death. She may hsjl other assets outside the Rocks age companies, however, so, though there is motive, in her c;J!| it is weak. MR. HAYASHI: Nil, as far ft] is known at tho moment but, f. he is concerned in the world so''| interest, he may well have a i live which has not yet come !.'•! light. MR. JOCELYN: Nil, as faritl is known at Hie moment but, a; ;'I dependent of Lady Welter, his ija forest marches" with hers, so it«.f possible that he might have act.] at her instigation. MISS ROCKSAVAGE: Nil, , far as is known at the momentl-^l Having analyzed the infornw lion gained from first slatemen-t as above, I then went below -' examine the dead man's proper! An inventory, disclosed the usi travel apparel, dress suits, shoi shirts, hats, etc., and in.additi two tins (100 each) Balkan S.h'1 branie cigarets, one bottle Phensffl one bottle Gum Tragacantn, i Kt Scott Webley automatic, unload(!*f and "bullets for same; an elect/:j torch, and a postcard address}only "Boliiho Blane, Esq.," ion) 'n right-hand top dressing t«l! -Jrav.-cr. I The last item on the in\ e<^c- is of considerable interest a»' comes from the Japanese, Ino t> IIaya,;hi. It Is on a yacht k pii| card and, therefore, written af* Hayashi's arrival on board. (To Be i Continued) Save this Installment as e« dence to htlp you solve the ciui lepers of assembled trol. this and country may be kepi under con- For each disease there is a special method of isolation. The measures applied during quarantine iind Isolation are definitely related to knowledge of the ways in which the diseases are spread. Fire Sets Back Malaria Tests at University SYRACUSE, N. Y. «JP>— Ten years of study and experiment with malaria fever was wiped out In the spectacular; lire at Lyman Hall on the Syracuse University campus. The work was being carried on by Dr. Reginald D. Harwell, University zoologist. Dr. Mamvcll said the far-reaching elfcck of the ruined experiment "may never be computed.' The scientist had hoped lirst to determine definitely the Identity of the bacteria causing malaria This accomplished, he planned t( Another object was to formulate i chemical solution with which ropical natives and adventurers could be Inoculated. One scientist commented the fire "set back one phase of science some five years." He said the lumber of people who could be saved from malaria during the course of five years "probably would be staggering." University scientists arc completing plans to erect n new museum, replacing tile original one destroyed. Many valuable specimens were salvaged from the ashes and debris. Most important among these were about half of Dr. Charles H. Richardson's famed minernlogical collection, nearly half of the museum's exhibit cases of birds, and a number of the 700 skins brought from Venezuela. Some areas of the earth's surface for years do not. get enough rainfall to measure, while other sections get several hundred inches annually. New Hawaiian Bridges Jj;| Of 'Earthquake' Desfl| HONOLULU (UP)—New briipgl on the island of Hawaii arc bijfjl constructed under an "ea>l^l quake-proof" design to climii|f'l danger from volcanic tremorsj^l the region. >?;; I The "Big Island" bridges ||1 built along lines developed by JK;I territorial highway departmjfi.' The melhod includes use of !£-, expansion plates, or "rockers,")!'I permit free movement and cl'jS'.L inatc danger of undue strain. •;IJ:J Read Courier News Want Ai'ifJ Announcements ||| The Courier news nas Been i§| j tnorlzed to announce the folltjl Ing candidates for Blytheville. Jl.l'J nicipal offices, to be elected j" April G: .: For Mayor j MARION WILLIAMS ( W. W. HOLLIPETEE Prevciu Spread of Disease DV DC. .MOltlllS HSHUCIN Editor. Journal of the American Medical Association, uml of llyecin. the Health Magazine III the Middle Ages, people who arrived on Eliips from oilier porls Italian cities until a ncricirt' of -10 for Iwo weeks. Meningitis also demands two weeks' isolation; scarlet fever four weeks, and whooping coush three weeks. For chickenpox. diphtheria. German measles, measles, and prevented from enUrins mumps, the minimum time cf isolation is one week from the time the rasli. or first symptoms, ap- OUR BOARDING HOUSE cluys had passed, wher.ever there ;vas a case of plngue or infcc- pear. This point, however, Ion aboard the ship. a | so hc elaborated in later The word "quarantine-" comesj s 'on of each infectious disease, 'rom an Italian word mcaulni; 40.1 IJiinng ilic period ot isolation It has come to mean Hi" deten- i and quarantine, certain procedures Men of well people, v.ho havej arc necessary to make certain been exposed to infection, long;'he disease will not be spread. 'no«gh to make certain that, they! I" yellow fever, a mosquito are not infected. (screen must be placed around the. The term "isolation" is used in! f alicnl so that niosc,uilccs thai] connection with sick persons or!™* happen to bite the palienl disease carriers v.ho cue {ccptl may Mot transfer the disease to alone or isolated until well andt cthcr free front gcrm.s. Besides Isolating (he person himself, however, it may be"-necessary frequently to practice wlial is called sanitary isolation, involving control of insects or other factors involved in spreading disease. For each ot the inicclknis diseases Ihere.ls a period ot quarantine, definitely related !o the fO-civltcd Inciibalion period of Hie disease. Every slate has .special rules covering various infectious diseases. In Infantile paralysis, for example, (he period of "isolation lasls at least two weeks, i may be Children who have been in con- i up.' lact willi Ihe palienl also arc! I-'or leprosy, il is customary to kept away from other children establish a leprosarium, buch as Fcr diphtheria or scarlet fcvtr. the patient frequently is isolated In his own room, and other members of the family may come and go frcc-ly. I" ho.',plta!s, these riatinU.s may! be isolated in individual rooms or .sometimes even in cubicle.s. For ,Miia)l|)o.\. most communities liavc .siKcial places. • • • Typhoid fever carriers UCLC! nol be imprisoned, provided they knew how to take care of Iheir excretions. On Hie oilier hand, i.' they are careless or ignorant, they may lx; public menaces and it necessary to lock I hem With Major IS IAE GANGSTER MIMDED, OK M1WDED? OLt? BLOW CAME !M TH' FROKiT POOR LWE A dMAMPlOM HEAVY AMP WEMT OUT LIKE A LI6MT 'f HAR-UAF>~-AMP ZJUST BECAUSE Tf-V "DOOR BLEW SHUT WITH A OW, HOOP/ CRAWL, i T~r?/*->V A W/-M tr^> IT^y-M I X oar "FRosA YOUR IROM CAGE/' WE KMOWYOLJ OKJLY too E-6AT?/ VJHATA

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