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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 15, 1937
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PAG& , '(AMU; COWUEU NEWS THE BLYTIIEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABCOCK, Editor IT.W.HAINES, Advertising Manager ' Pole national AdverUsing Representatives: Jo-kansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Jwtroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis^ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at> the post office at BlythO'ille, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1017. Served by Uio United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of aVthevUle, Va per week, or 65o per month. By ninll,' within a radius of 60 miles, JJ.OO per year, si 50 for six months, 75o for three months; by mall in postal zones two to sis, '"elusive, $650 per year; In zones seven and eight, {10.00 per year, payable in' advance. 's Compensation Because Arkansas has no workmen's compensation law, iuul. because it luis become a popular indoor sport to "soak 'the •iiisurniice company" in pui'.somil injury suits in home of our state courts, operators in the .southwest Arkansas oil fields arc requiring their drill-rig employes to establish legal residence in Louisiana or Texas in order iliat. injury suits may be transferred to the federal courts on grounds of diversity in citizenship. And even at that, according to the Hope STAR, (he cost of employer's liability insurance on an oil-rig crew is ?26 on each and every $100 of payroll. "it" is a bad situation from every point of view. It impedes industrial dcYelopmcnt). it curtails opportunities for employment, and despite the extravagant judgments which not in- frequenlly are awarded plainlid's in injury eases, it most emphatically does not operate to the benefit and security of the industrial eVnploye in Arkansas. For 'whatever compensation he may receive is subject to the. extended delays which 'court processes and appeals involve, to the uncertainties inherent in those processes, and to the high proportion of the ultimate judgment which must go to pay attorneys' fees and court costs. Arkansas is one of two states (Mississippi is the oilier) without a workmen's compensation act. Under such acts rates of compensation for various injuries are established. Settlement ordinarily is made promptly and without litigation. The employer is - protected against ruinous judgments. The employe is assured of fair compensation, without the uncertainty and expense and delay of court action. Employers and labor organizations arc in agreement as to the desirability of such legislation in Arkansas. It is essential to the state's progress an,! 1 there should be no further delay in providing it. Strike Cos/; The dreary task of computing the cost of the General Motors sitdown strike is still going on. Tangible lig- ures arc hard to get, because so much of the.loss does not reduce readily to dollars and cents; but one of the most conservative estimates puts the cash loss at about ?S'!,000,000, divided equally between workers and stockholders. Add to that Hie losses suffered by other, companies which had to close down or go on part-lime operations because of the stoppage of General Motors orders, and you get a bill that must go well over $100,000,000. Rather a high price to pay, is it not, for our failure to devise some system of mediation that'would have brought strikers and management together at the very start, instead of after two months of struggle? SIDE GLANCES By George Clark Undermanned The parole mill probation system comes in for ii good deal of criticism. Very often, however, what thu critics are really protesting' (although they don't know it) is the fact that the system gets too little support rather than too mud). The University of California Bureau of Public Administration recently made public an exhaustive study of penal reform in California. It .showed that whereas California has approxi- inlcly 2300 persons on parole fro'm its state prisons, il has entrusted the tremendously important job of supervising thorn to a staff of 17 officers, of whom 10 are engaged in office work. To be effective, a parole system, re- (liiircs a most thorough study of the lives, habits, backgrounds, and prospects of prisoners, both before and after they arc paroled. Try to picture how effectively seven field agents can check up on 2300 men -—and yon can understand why Californians occasionally express dissatisfaction wfth the way their parolu system is working. MON'DAY, FEBRUARY 15, If [CRIME FILE ON BOLITHO BLAp IIKGI.V lli:ili: TUOAY liivfjiiiKiitini: (lie inyi(<"l<"'» illn- »D!>"m.nV-<' ,,r noi.ii'iio in, AM:, JlrJIIbh fiiiiiiiHrr, from till! jnclit <il CAIII.'l'O.V IIDUCSAV.VGK, Ills lirliu'Iiiul (.umiiHitor In wiirltl xoilli Irnili', IK'li'HIvi- omi-rr Kl-VlTBIl- l.Vli run* lulu u mnxe "1 confllctIns: «-U-»v*. I-::u-li „( (lit! Nhlll'H |ia*Ki>!IKPrH ...... Indn tlritiiihlr , WEl-TEll, on-ln-l:i\i-, "Of. course,'t.yoii'ri' her mother,, but I'm your mothe rand "•"••.. :'•;':! won't let you ;spank her." J.Ulf • tritiii miJ , lli:(;ix.\l?|l mill MILS'. .lOCRI.YJft CUUXT I'DSODIMl It"' H1SI101 1 OP lllJIli: :imJ I.VOSUKB 1IAYA. fill]. Only Ilium-'* Nfrroliiry, JVICIIO1.AS S'l'O I >.*!«.'• ilLipPlim IlllDVI- .IHHUIrlHH kllll 1 " >'" "'•'» !" llic Kill;,'* loulilt" "" Jurl'iB (lie lirrloil In ivIiMi Ilio crlmn olivl- uusly vviis iMiinnill^il. As I In- inri'KllKiilliiii l"«K«««'»i TCellerliil,- lluiin llml Juci'lj'n ami 1<I» wlfi- fliMlf aliimi Ilii'lr irliorcnlKiilIx "I t!'« H" 1 " "' "'« ••rlini.. '1'iilcliili nJviiiiliiBl! «t lliln, IfclliTiiiB |iri-ssi'» .lori'lyil wltli mi nctiiiKiilliMi. PrlBfilrni'il, .Incc- Jyn nolntx «iul Hint Hin'li"iiv!i(;c li:id tin- ri'iil iiiollvi- fur liiurilcr — Iliiniiflnl Bill". Jlorruvcr, Ilitil llorlis:iv:iKi' liriil ?i»iisti-(l of l)i-liij,- iilil.- lo i-linnKr f"r tlluiirr I" f«nr iiiliiuti'X. I !ni. linlir:illtiir In- mlKlit li.-ivi- kllli'il 111 ...... niiil *"ll re- lurjivil {L> llic fthlii'M loliii£TU In time to firm Misiiictuii. KOW CO ON WITH THE STOKY CHAPTER XVII DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S SECOND EXAMINATION OF MISS FERIU UOCK- SAVAGE. Good morning, Miss Rock- K.: I see, and you did not see lr. Jocelyn again after, say, 7:30 t (ho latest, until you reached lie lounge at 8:-10? F. R.: Why do you ask that? K.: Well, I'm just going to let on in on something, Miss Rock- avage, which I want you to keep o yourself. It's not your movements that I'm interested in but lr. Jocelyn's. P. R.: You don't think . .. K.: I don't know, Miss Rock- avagc, but unless he can. bring omebody forward to vouch for vhat he was up lo between 7:30 nd 8:10 things aren't going to ook too good for him. If, on the Iher hand, you were with him onger than you say we'd forget •our previous statement, and that might make just all the difference s far as he's concerned. F. R.: No, no, I wasn't with him after, say, 7:30 at the latest. K.: All right, Miss Rocksavage, hank you. 4*4 DE'Pf.CTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KETT.ER- ING'S EXAMINATION OF MISS ROCKSAVAGE'S MAID, Running a city is Just like housekeeping. That's why I've always said that women could run a city as well or better than men. —Mayor F. II. LuGiiardia, New York. ''-.»•*.•* I think liquor Is swell ns long as IL doesn't Interfere; 'with your golf, work, or love-making. —William Seubrook, notca author. ' * * T We should do something besides singing and praying for peace. —Rev. W. Van Kirk, executive for the Federal Council of Churches, pleading for rv world pence movement. . *. * * The "self-made" man may . still go fur, but from now on he could go much further if he had the background of (mining. —Dr. Paul s. Burgess, president, University of Arlumm. * » * I nin quilo callable of managing an expedition by myself. Any woman .who likes it could be a successful explorer. —Mrs. Martin Johnson, wife of lute explorer. * t T If by democracy you mean government for and in Iho Interests of the people, llien our system, and ours alone, Is truly democratic. — rremlcr Bcnito Mussolini. * * * The greatest foe of artislic liberty is the enormous, stupid, and silent censorship of the mass mind. —Pearl Buck, tmlUov, I'm Boing back lo amateur golf. That is, if Ihc United Stales Golf Association will let inc. —Babe Didrikson, professional golfer. OUT OUR WAY By William THIS] CURIOUS By William Ferguson EVEN A DUMB HAD MlMD TO THINK. MIGHT BE THIN ICEf DOG HAS. MORE. &KA1M5 THAM vou GOT. HOW DO SOU LIKE THAT? GREAT ! CUZ. ME CAW'T BE TELLIM 1 ME ABOUT IT ALL TH' TIME ! THIS PLANT NOT ALWAYS A TUE-PULPIT, AAY BE A "U/LL" THE.-PULPIT/ THE MALE: REPR.O D"t JCT1 VE ORGANS EQRNE ON SEPARATE. PLANTS. SOURCE OF THE: THAMES RIVgR ' OF CHEESE:. MAKINGDATES: BACK 'MORE THAN •7,OOO s Y&&J1S. A.TINV s TH HILLS. savage. F. II.: Good morning. K.: Sorry to trouble you again but there's just a little difference of opinion between Mr. Jocelyn and yourself as to what time you came down from the top deck on the evening of IJIane's death. He says it was 7:30 ami you say it was 7:15. Can you clear that up for me? F. H.: I'm afraid not. I didn't really notice the time and perhaps it was twenty or twenty-five past seven, but surely you're not suggesting thai I had anything to ... K.: Of course not, Miss Bock- savage, of course not. But saying il was even us late as 7:25 yoi didn't get into the lounge change< until 8:JO. Thai is an hour and a quarter after you came below Surely that's a long time for even a lady to take changing for din ner. F. n.: But I told you yesterdaj that I didn't start to change a once. 1 was reading a book in in; cabin for half an hour or so afte I came down. K.: Yes, I remember that, bu as you had so much spare lime 01 your hands it seems a Hltl strange thai you sho_uld have bee ten minutes late for dinner. F. K.: I was interested in in book and I forgot the time. You must know how easy it is to do that if you are deep in an exciting story. My maid will tell you that I did not ring for her until nearly a quarter past eight. That's why I was late. TION OF MR. ROCKSAVAGE. JT > Good morning. NELLIE ORDE. K Come in. Don't look so scared • now. I'm not going to bite on. Sit down kid. O.: Oh, I'm not scared. K.: That's the way. Now, you're Miss Tiocksavage's maid, aren't you? D'you help her to dress every evening? O.: Yes. K.: Did you help her the night that Blanc got his? O.: Yes. K.: How long were you will lor? O.: She rang for me about to after eight and we weren 1 through till near a quarter of nine K.: Ifow'd you find her whci you came along? O.: All right. She's alway chcer/ul. I'll give her thai. Cfnc made me hustle though, getting her out of her dress. . K.: That so. How was the cabin O.: Just like any cabin alway is. K.: Can it. You know what mean. Was it all tidy, or did look as though she'd had a part there? O.i If she'd had ten parlies I wouldn't be telling you. I like Miss Ferri and I like my job. K.: I get you. Maybe you wouldn't object to a party yourr self some time? (NOTES CONCLUDED ON THIS AS HAVING NO FURTHER REFERENCE TO CASE.) * * 3 DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S SHORTHAND NOTES C)F DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S SECOND EXAM1NA- CARLTC Mr. savage. jj R.: 'Morning, Mr. Keltering. '•• K.: What's the latest quota!!-;! or Argus Suds? \ R.: Eh! Oh, they opened at 13fe ins morning, but why the que-- ion? K.: 1 was just thinking what me break it is for you tlnit Blai hould have faded out just \vh ic did. R.: What the devil d'you mea K.: Only that you must he pic ng up those Argus shares by > ucket lull and making a Ji hing out o£ it. That's all, It. ^ocksavage. j R.: Now look here, what ,i! /ou insinuating'.' ' K.: I'm not insinuating an: hing. I'm only voicing what quite apparent to anybody w! <nows anything of your fmanci iituation during the past i'o veeks. You were up against it! ?ocksavage. Up against it prot jadly until Diane's death, b once that happened it was enough for you to get all financial backing you needed aij you're picking up Blanc's sharj as hard as you can, so ihat b! lore you're much older you'll ha' control of his companies as w< is your own. That will make the unchallenged king of the so; market with a secure future. I a bit unfortunate though thj; Blane should have died on yot yacht. f R.: Everything you say is rjej; feclely true. I admit that, as yc :> -,| would see it, I had a strong moli']: for pulting Blanc out of the wa> but very fortunately the facts,'? the case place me absolutely hi| yoncl suspicion. I did nol leave tl lounge until ten past eight, so ho could I possibly have murdered man, disposed of his body, ai changed lor dinner—all in twen minutes? K.: Twenty-five, Mr. Rocksa age. You didn't gel back to tl> lounge until 8;35 and I hear ycf are an expert quick-change arti I've just been talking to Jocclyn. He tells me thai yif wagered Count Posodini a hu dred ch and that you won your bet. j, you did that the night Blanc di(j it would have left you a full dgciiru \^uuni. ^USUUIIIL a nuijv 'ed dollars that you wou?l ian£e in under four minutes <|J e night before Blane's deal.*! id that you won your bet. [I ill did that the night Blanc ditjl would have left you a full :;l inutes to commit this crime ar|| ear up afterwards. )| R.: So Jocclyn said that did hfl clear Jocclyn but wait a minute, how know that he didn't do ' I passed him in the ^ unchanged, at ten past eight, wh(j I went dowil to change myself. | - •• - ' (To Be. Continued) Save this installment as cv(J dcnce (o help you solve the crim THE. plant known as Jnck-in-thc-Piilplt Is dioecious, meaning t-it.bears stamens on one plant, nnd pistils on another. Mother Nature lias; provided ample room in Ihc staminate never for insects to wallow about in the pollen, but the pistillate flower is crowded inside, making . it necessary for insects to brush ngnlnst the stigma. NKXT: Docs a mil moon give twice (he llshi of ;i half moon? Because the infection affects primarily the coverings of the spinal cord and the brain, direct injection of the serum into the spinal fluid and, in those cases affecting the brain, into the brain fluid. Is of exceptional value. It is aided by additional injections of tile serum directly into the blood. It seems quite likely that meningitis germs which are living organisms occasionally modify in na- aire and tliut, from time to time, t is necessary to prepare new -ypes of scrum according to the lew types of ycrms. Modern scientific laboratories lake this into account. Automobile Club here. Bp.zan urged that planning to visit Mexico City cover the section south of Tamazunchale dtii'ing tlayliyht hours. motorists Bost ° n University Adds I Course on Family IJI BOSTON (UP)—Boslon Uni because high mountains and night 6 jty- s College of Practical Arts traffic intent prove dangerous to, Letters has instituted a course persons unfamiliar with the road. [ 5jgried to teach girls how to a- the pitfalls of married life. A psychologist lectures te' '• pupils on aspects!! [amily life, a physician on pljl ical aspects and a sociologist 'I social aspects. JI Officially known as the "Psy.l ology of the Family," the coursfl open only to senior girls. Mexico Hopes to See 50,000 Auto Tourists PHIL A D ELPHIA (U P) — T il e Mexican director general of highways, Carlos Bazan, expects 50.000 visitors to use the new highway from Laredo, Tex., to Mexico City [luring 1937, he told Ihc Keystone He suggested that visitors spend the night at Laredo, Tex., and cross the border in the morning, arriving at Monterey about noon, The afternoon, he said, could fee pleasantly spent in Monterey. Remaining there overnight, the visitors might leave the following morning for Juarez or Vallcs. The Ihird night, he said, might be spent at Pnchuca, seven miles off the main highway from Colonia. The tourists would arrive at Mexico City the following afternoon. Bazan said that while construction work 1 south of Tamazunchale was incomplete, traffic was being maintained "with a minimum of difficulty." He added that gasoline in Mexico sells for 18 cents per expenses are Unilcd Slate: gallon, and living lower than in the Announcements The Courier News nas been chorized to announce the foil ing candidates for Blytheville ij| nicipal offices, to be elecled April 6: Development ol' Meiungilis Serum Was Great Medical- Achievement ItV 1)1!. MOUKIS Kditnr, Journul of the Amcric:m Alcilii-al Assvchition, ;unl of Hygcia, the Health Magruinc In diagnosing meningitis, .'a doctor not only studies the. symptoms and the history of the patient, which may indicate that he has been'in contact with the. infnc- lion, bill ho also obtains specimens of the spinal fluid and examines il for signs lint indicate irritation and for genus. In times of epidemic ontbrcaks.. (lectors not only examine victims' tpinal fluid. Hut they nbo frequently study secretions of (he nose and throat to determine whether germs are present. Since these germs also can invade the blooil. it is occasionally wise lo examine.the blocd us well and to determine not only whether it contains genus Inn also whether the blood has bccun to develop the anti-substances by means of which the body opposes this disease. * • t During ;>.u epidemic many germs may bo found in tho thioais of persons who have been in contact with cases but who ;rc not (hem- selves sick with meningitis, under ordinary circumstances, llic germs would be found only rarciy in (he nose and throat of normal |»r- .scns. Because the disease may be spread by such germ ."arricvs, it ii customary in times of rpidemtc to limit overcrowding, to insure adequate ventilation, and (o keep j mem. ilicse who may be carriers out in the Min^hine and open ail 1 as much as possible. 'Viii'ious iiltcmpUi lo disinfect the- nc:;e and throat by applying antiseptics of one kind or another have boon without -success. One of the great discoveries in modern medicine.has been Ihc development of the scrum now used in (he treatment of typical mcnin- gococcus meningitis. Mosl of our knowledge of the value of serum trcalmcnt is due to Simon Flcxncr of the Rockefeller Institute, who preparcc f.crums from Ihc goat, horse, rah tit, .iml guinea pig in 1S107, am who also studied the disease nionkeys. He prepared Ihc scrum of the present type by Injecting; inti houses, at weekly Intervals, the Bcrms and their products. The serum taken from (he horses then va.s used for Ihc treatment of persons afflicted with the disease. As I already have pointed out, mere than flO per cent of those infected with meningitis In Uur New York epidemic of 190S-0") died of the condition. With the use of the Ecrnni, more than 70 per cent of 1300 patients recovered. If Ihc forum Is given quite ear- i ly. and in sufficient amounts, the j percentage of .recoveries is still ! greater. There ure fewer rcla-xscs. j loo, and practically no chrciiic | cases, afict proper scrum treat- OUR BOARDING HOUSE For Mayor . ?l MMUON WILLIAMS If W. W. HOLL1PETER For Alderman, 2nd Warrt'J FLOYD A. WHITE With Major Iloo IT'S MOT RECEIVING A CARD "PROM TH' MAaOF^WITH A PICTURE OP A SWANKY HOTEL/ AND HE'S C-PUP-S OUT FOR AM ANCHOR, IM SOME BACK STREET HARBOR, BUT HE'LL "DO ALL ROWIKkS HOTEL LOBBIES f PAGE UP TO HIS VrZST TO HiDETH 1 GREASE SPOTS/' OT 50 LOLJD HE'LL HEAR

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