The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 22, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 22, 1937
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? AGfc fc NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE OOTOIEH NEWS CO., PUBUSIIKRa - ' O.K. BABCOCK, Editor "' ,^ U ,W. HAINES, Advertising Manager , Sole Stotlonal Advertising Representatives: Irkansas Dallies, Inc., New York Chicago, Mroll, SI, Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis , 'Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class j natter at die post office at Blythe'tiie, Arkansas,' imder act of Congress, October ff, 1917. , ; Served by Uie United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City ot BlythevUIe, 15o per week,-or 65o per month. By mall, within a radius of 5? mites, |3,00 per year, $i.50 for s[x months, 75c for three months; by wall In postal zones two to sh, Inclusive, $6,50 per year; In zones seven aiid eight, $10,00 per year, payable In Rdvancc. The Court, Poll Although thb last supreme court reorganization poll ballot was printed in the Courier News lust Tuesdny tuxl the poll itself was closed at noon Saturday, ballots in considerable numbers continue to arrive—indicating, perhaps, lhat \vo were a bit hasty in brintfin^ the poll to an end. There is nolhinj; lo indicate, however, that an extension of the voting 1 period would have brought any change in the result. Ballots received over the week-end' favored the president's plan by almost exactly the same ratio us those received prior to the close of the poll—four to three. We are certainly not prepared lo say Unit the vote is a true reflect ion of thu .sentiment of all the people within the area served by this newspaper. It does represent tlie position taken by those readers of (his paper Who were suf- liciei\lly interestedhi the matter to sorjd in bal|o(s. ' ]-,oca| sentiment, so far as it is reflected by the Courier's poll, scorns to be contrary to'tliat of readers-of other newspapers in other parts of the country which have been conducting similar polls. The reason for Hint'is riot far to seek. The divided 'decis-. ion of the supreme cpAiyl on validity of the AAA struck directly at the welfare of cotton producers, it is still uncertain if, with tho supreme court constituted us it now is, legislation adequate for safctfimrding the welfare of Iho cotlon belt;' is-possible. That is why, despite "'ingrained reluctance to interfere with the independence of the courts, there is a strong sentiment here, ami presumably' in other similarly affected areas, in .support of tlie president's proposal to change the character of the supreme court. i . . ' Worth The Price? The uowspapcr "L'lnformalion," of Paris, states that Franco and Rnglaiul are willing to consider paying 50 per cent of their war debts to Ihe United Slates, on condition thai, in (lie event of war with Germany, they will be assured of getting additional merchandise credits and 'that Germany would get none. As far as is known, UQ such proposition has ever been made to the Amerh ran State Department by representatives of either France or England. 1M some such feeler is very much |)i the cards, and the Parisian, newspaper's statement can be taken as a fair reflection of overseas sentiment. Americans might as yd] begin now to figure out whether such a deal would be in (he patnrc of a fe'ood bargain, To collect Bqmething on Ihe war debts would be very pice indeed—but would it lie so nice if it involved lh.o creation of additional war debts in the future, with all the efllvmglcjmouls and imccrliiiiitics wlu'cl} would, undoubtedly go wilh them? Extortion Doesn't Pay Since the beginning of the year, G-men have been kept busy by an unprecedented wave of e^torliori ciises. And, judging from Ihe results of then 1 drive on this typo of crime, it would' seem lhat extortioners arc about the most stupid people alive. For in almost every case the culprit has been tracked down, nabbed, and haled before federal court for punish- men I; and yet this record apparently has not dissuaded others from taking this path to "easy money." Tt is, in fact, the extortioner's own gullibility that leads to his downfall. He sliould know that intended victims arc not going lo part with a wad of money merely because of a written threat and that, consequently, any arrangement made by the exfortionee lo hand over the requested sum almost invariably means an a'mbush by jaw officers. Supervision of Taxes by the Slale Without nualysis of the bill for sUtlo super-. vision of taxation, which the legislature. has adopted, and without (illD!nptl|i£ jp set down w|iat all Its IjcHrlnGs inny be, it, \rn\y be suicl- thal the st«(c should undertake to acconiplish certain purposes'as tho result of certain condition;* demnndlnj ncllon. Tlie toiiil assessment of property In Arkansas decreased from $425,000,000 i|i igil lo an estimated S'1CO,0,00,PQO In 1!B5. it, suroly SCC'IIN 1111- rcasonablc to hclln'y'o thut (ivoperty'h> Arkansas Is worth less todny r limn It was 25 ypQrs ago. Action [o bring' generally, uniform assessmcpts, both as, among property owners and as amoiHi the various counties, Is properly the duty of the state. Not "only docs Ihe state receive revenue on [lie basis of assessments nuide In the counties, but. Jack of s(ifllclenl revenue in . the counties has made thc\n call.on the state for more ami more nil) ill one forin or another. The state has moreover n mor^l nnd a civic obligation ID see Hint cities and "counties and school district? have Just, aiici reasonable revenue for their needs even though the revenue is collected from local soiiyces. The Onzctlo cn.u not at moment express judejncul on the particular ineasure that has bmi passed by the legislature. A slate taxation supervision laiv coukj, bo made aii cughio of unfairness aud oppression U It were administered with political motives or with dein- ago e tc hurrah or with doctrlnnire or warped ideas about Hie ,, so of taxation to achieve certain social purposes. The proper machinery properly used could powerfully contribute to fairness and equality in taxation and at Ihe same time 'produce additional i-evcime. : —Arkansas Gazelle. I'm not divorcing my husband, I'm 1W 1 sotivg tp build a tnlllloiVrioHar house, and all Mils hiesaee Is because I did some shopping' in Europe, -Marlcno Diclilch to Interviewers at Chicago. . . . , MONDAY, FEBRUARY SIDE GLANCES By George Clark OUT OUR WAY By Williams &REAP? £==§/ THAT'S JUS' CUZ. I WAS OETTIN' BOTTOM HEEL THERE~ 1 CAM SEE SOUR ^x. FOIMT, TMER^AUl- \ RIGHT, BUT I CAM'T N SEE WHUT VOU WAMT WITH TH 1 BOTTOM / HEEL OP TH'JAM,' ' ','Hbld evcrythinff!/ : We've ir- engagement again! CURIOUS WORLD I William Ferguson XVAS -GIVEN.'ITS NAME ' ITS BLAO&ERS ARE BEING-- USECJ AS DBCORAT/ONS ON LAD/ES' HIS ARTIFICIAL TEETTH WERE EVER. /ON THE SPRINGING- OUT. ni-:<ii.v ni;iii; TODAY Invcsll^iidn^ (lie nuirjpr or lien, n mi III..VM:. unush niuin- ••Jj-i-. niumtj HOCK. XVVA(i|.;'S 3(ii-li(, Duli'Cllvi; Oill. err Klyi'riMII.MI tuns Into a maifc tit eanttlctttig clvm. lir clinrl.H the l t'lll'Il »>1 (lie . Inollvrs ti)r L!:IM«?JIKtT«l i:i.vN,i;,],,,.' \T 1'OSO- Washington lived in the days before. modern dental surgery, and, as iv icsmt, he seldom smiled. All of Ihe pictures made of him in'.his later years attest to iicorly fitted teeth. He kept his lips 'tightly pressed together to prevent Ins springy dental plate from leaping from' his mouth. • . '• . . • , NEXT: l)o all poisonous-snakes-:MVC a fiat - Jienilr Alinq§uAIl Victims of Measles Ate Children Undei 15 Years of Age BY •"•UK:.-. MORRIS I- ISlliiKIN Editor, • Journal of Ilir American MCdic:!!':'.': Association, niul of llyccla. NIC llcallh Magazine III .lire; Uliited, States, measles is cjst common during: February and March.'.!!'affects all kinds of icople, but .is;slightly more prevalent among, girls than ixjys,' arid among -while;, than colorsd children. More : .ciiy-tli!ui country pco- )le die. pfiitieasi.e, and more peo- )le' -in" the;north than In the south;-,, v-. .•• V More .-than "one-half of all-"bases if measles.'affect children younger ban ,5; years':of age. and 87 ' per cent of cases affect cliilrticn un- ier 15. It an older person catches ncaslcs, It is no sign that he is •hlldish in his ways or habits, but t is nevertheless an unusual dis- 'ise among older people. Not , only do mosl rases ol measles atfcct young rhiWicn. but nost 'deaths .from ti, c disease claim very young children Over per. cent of deaths involve children under 5.' and the highest death rate occurs among children n the first and second years of ifc. Tiic .safest, time to have ucasles Is-between 5 aud 15 years f age. • " .-•' 'he death vntc liom (liphlherla :roppcd- froiu 21 per 100.000 in diseases, is not what it used to be. Measles, like; other Infectious 910 to around six iu 1930. Slmi- uly, the death rate from measles roppcd from 12 per 100000 In 310 to Z\>, in 1930. About 10.0W deaths from measles Mill occur . M<> fur im kni)n;it JJIM, Kt-LitlKi- uujllvi »l:int-| Itoi-U-himinc. KtroUK luollvc »' nniiiiilul Ki'lnl IllSUOI- 01.' BVUK, htiaiig inullve sliu'O lllliilc k«nv of Ills uimivory niml. I.AUV WI-M/ruu, slrouit uintirr of llniinHiil cnllil 1XOSUICI3 IIAYASUI, Alrofiu uiollvo <if fi_ iiuiii'ini unini iii-:rii\AM> joct-:- '.V\, sirotpif ..... live nt nrmurliil K'llui MISS UOCKSAX'AfM:, iiimr, ui>|i»mi||y. ()nl) Ibf hhlip'« c-M'iv "'111 XICIIOIiAS S'I'OD.Vll'l 1 , llliin«'« *"-fn.|urj-, uru mlcd out cim- «lllhl\ r ely. 'riien llocTfMUVuirt' tiLPlirnri MlIU nix iliM^lor (mil Lining Mluivnril, "ITcrlllJi- « Kouiiil ,. t llM ttir Jil.V pri'm-iirt, [„ l,i» ,,,,,i esililn ill llu, llJiitvot Hit- t-rhiii'. \i-.\l, .Mr*, .'"('L'lj-ii, iiiiilrr tjrr.s.slirp, iiiltiillM nnvln^r livvn in I'ONOillnrM i-alilii "1 (In. llmo of I hi- vrliiii-, fiiilnhi- >'iK K|H: ili-JUjlTjid-O- cuiirli>il the <-i'iint tn otniiih'rrn-t ln-r rui).l)iiiiJ>N nfTiilr wllh 1-Vrtl llurkiuivagr. NOW co o.v MTrir THU s'ronv CHAPTER XXIII DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S FIFTH liErORT, CON- TlffUED. 'pHE Hon. Mrs. Jocelyn had only jusl left when Lady Welter's maid, Mildred Shorl, appeared at the door of the writing room and asked it she jnight have a word with me. She was very nervous, but, afier a little, I got tier to tell me her trouble and, from a big work bag which ^she was carrying, she produced a pale blue knitted jumper. In the middle of tlie back of the jumper Iherc was a largo burn where it bad been singed with a hot iron and, after some persuasion, Mildred Short made the following statement about it. VOLUNTARY STATEMENT BY MILDRED SHORT. 9-1-37. As previously stated, when I went to Lady Welter's cabin at about 7:10, this jumper still lacked one sleeve. When I returned to her ladyship's cabin to tidy it at 8:30, the jumper was lying on the table finished, and I knew that her ladyship had left it there for me to lake below and press. Later that evening I proceeded to do so but I was called away and, most unfortunately, left the electric iron on it. This resulted in a large burn in the middle of the back which 1 could not possibly disguise, and I became mosl desperately worried in consequence. In my fright I decided to say nothing and, iE she asked me about it later on, pretend that it had got lost. With. all the ; ifl, do about the murder on the following day lier l.idyship never said anything about the jumper and I was beginning to hope that she had forgotten all about it, -until she sent for me and questioned me this morning. At first I protested that the jumper had got lost somewhere, but when her ladyship impressed upon me how important it was fliat j(s whereabouts should be discovered I broke down and told her (lie truth. She said I must tell you exactly what had happened and lhat is the truth as God is my witness. Mildred Sliorl. Witnessed: Keys Kettering, Detective Officer, Florida Police. 1258 Palm Avenue. * * » DETECTIVE OFFICER NEAME'S SHORTHAND NOTES OF DETECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S THIRD EXAMINATION OF MISS FERRI HOCKSAV- AGE. JTi Sorry to bother you again, • Miss Rocksavagc. Coins ami sit down, won't you? F. R.: Well? K.: Look here, help me oul will you? F.R.: I always help people out it I can. K.-. That's a good girl. You got a sunny nature, haven't you? You're always being nice to people, whether they deserve it or iiof. F.R.: Oh, I don't know about that, but it's a short life and it's Ho good being miserable. K.: You've said it," and that's why :'m hoping you're not going to blow up on what I'm going to -ay. P. R.: Why should I? K.: Well, I don't 'know, you're a young girl. Very well brought up and that sort o£ thing. Some girls like lhat might resent the sort of questions I'm going fo ask, out you know I wouldn't do it if t dictn't have to in the course of my duly. Now, I'm going to treat you just as though you wji-en't a young society girl at all. I'm going to talk to you as though you were a woman of the world. I". H.: I suppose I am what you call a woman of the world. Most girls are these days. K.: That's right. Now, I'm sure you don't want any sort of scandal attached to your name and believe me a scandal is the last thing that I want to involve you in, but there's one thing I've got to ask you. Who was the man who was in your cabin on the night that Blanc mef his death? F. H.: I don't understand. ' * » « ' °'V ycs y° u .dp, and you can • ••- take it from me that I-havc actual proof'that a manVwas'th'ere. F.R.: You're Wufflng. You haven't got any evidence.' '"•' K.: 'Yes I have. Take a look at.this little bunch of hair. That came out of your comb.. It was Winers Expect Gold Boom In Creede, Col, CREEDE, Col: (OP)—One of the biggest boom-periods in 'the his- ory of this famous gold camp is being predicted by proprietors and nine operators. Tlie reason far Hie promising :utlook comes form (he expected levcJopntent of a source long ovcr- ookcd—the hanging wall veins ot he Crccde Mines. In the hectic boom days mining norvvho flocked to the loivn were coking for gold-studded veins. They cleaned the tunnels of the choice ore and abandoned tlie .hafts to drill new holes in productive mountains. Vincent Ryan, a newcomer (o .lie region last year, discovered .hat much gold remained in the langing wall veins and recently opened up an eight-foot vein ol •re. Other prospectors have taken up the search and re-development of all the old claims which \vcrc be|lcved worked out may start a real revival at the Cie«lc camp. Strange Names Revealed Among Harvard Students CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UP)—Kai- sui' Nimmanahacminda of Chieng- niai, Slam, ' was'' credited with pc-raessing the longest name in Harvard University, Interpreted from Siamese, the name means "good luck" and "creation of gold." There was too much competition to award anyone the title of having the shortest "name. Those in the contest were Y. Ku of Pcipiug, p. .Y... Lo o( Nanking, P. S. On of Kwangsu and H.K.M. Wu of Honolulu. Other names among the student body included H. n. x. d'Aeth of England, Messrs. Ting and Toons of China, I. Pass, B. Schur and A. Schuh. . .. PAIUS (UP)—The president of (he Paris bar has issued an older banning women buyers who wear br.Kelcts around their ankles from pleading at the bar. No reason for t.'ic order was given. found in the wastcpaper basl Iho night after Blanc was mi?, dered. Tlie fair hair's yours t! (he short dark curly hairs are iv' Somebody used this comb |o tii'l their hair after you had rulllfi' it, before leaving your cabl Tiiose strands of yours were prof ably already in it at the tin" Anyhow, you'd have cleaned '< before you Used it to do your hi' S I'lV? 1 !, dl ' D£Setl !m diii » Shall I tell you who those da hairs belong to? F. R.: Who? K.: Reggie Jocelyn. .*•«•: Very ingenious, Mr. V. Dine but we had a swim oil t yacht cartel- in Iho afternoon. 'lent my comb to Mr. Jocelyn the' after I'd used it and, beini- a la person, I suppose I never thoug to clean it afterwards. .Does: that rather upset your clever 1 tie story? ; ' K.: It might, Mi ss riocksavai if it weren't for Hie fact lhat man s life hangs in the balau« i'? 1! '' ' What li ' you meal1 . Just this. Reggie Jpcelfi • iiad a very strong molih! for wishing Bolitho Blanc out li' tho way. He even brought Coiri Posodini on board, knowing f Count to be a criminal,' with grudge against Biaue. F.S.: What! Our- handsor?' Count (urns out to be a.crook!]!, K.: Thai's so, and '"JoceHt brought him on this trip j. "" hope that he'd do Bhme in. l|i didn't, though. Posodini's pi an alibi and that makes the .„,, sumptive evideiice even slron»)> against your boy frierjd, >£ swears that he was in liis bath f 7:45, but his wife now admits th" he wasn't. What's moi-e, he w?' actually seen in the passage'-wjj slill unchanged at ten past cigl; Now, what was he doing b£ fween 7:45 and 8:10? If he v,f with you 1 tiiink you'd better r.ff so, because, if lie wasn't, it !OD| to me very much as though Joe/ lyn is going to stand his trial fi murder. i, F.R.: In that case you v.-il Reggie was with me, from U- time we came below, which wh really about a quarter past SCVE' until he left me at ten after cigl' I'm afraid that would hurt ili'i Jocelyn a lot if she knew, H< ,A.B '.j father wouldn't be too pleasci either. Will you try and '•"''< that out of it if you can? K.: I'll do my best, Miss K savage. You're jusi payiuj, 1 «.-• penally of being over kind Toiji good looking;-yoking rascal, bV' I'm.prepared Vtake'a lilllo rifli otf being Kind-to ybil. ^; (To lie'Gontiuuefl) Save this installment as c\ri deuce lo help you solve the crinf : r State Line Bisects ! Church Pipe OrgJ BLACKSTONE, 'MOSS. (UP)- 1 ;'! organist at St. Paul's Ronli'' Catholic Church is perhaps 0 only organist \vhq ever played -v same instrument in Uro sta'i simultaneously. : | Half the organ is located t Blackstone and the othc r half is'l Woonsocket, R. i, ;• The state line runs through ? choir loft of the church. I Announcements ll Tlie Courier MOWS n as Deen t; thorizcd to announce the folk ing candidates for Blylhevillc n ; nicipal offices, to be elected ' April 0: ' For llayor MAHION WILLIAMS W. W. HOLLIPETEEl For First \\'ard Alderman J. L. GUARD For Alderman, 2nd Ward FLOYD A. WHITE OUK BOAJRDJGNG HOUSE each year In Ihe United Stales. • Measles is one of the oldest diseases known to modern medicine. It was described In writings of doctors who lived In the seventh and hliilii cenluries, but it was hot until Ihe nth century that measles was clearly distinguished from scarlet fever. Because of the rcrtiicss of - : the eruption and the formerly. . indefinite character of medical science, measles was no! definitely \ distinguished from smallpox ;until the lath century. * * • H is interesting to know _th:U Uvo of the greatest 1 names in medicine arc.associated with identifying measles. Thomas Sydcu- ham, who was the greatest among the c'arlicel English physicians, distinguished measles from scarlet fever, and William Withering. British physician who Introduced the use of digitalis in heart disease, distinguished measles clearly (ran .small pox. For « i ong n me n generally was thought that every child had to have measles. Mothers even used lo"cxpase their,'children to the disease wtth the Idea (Hat they might as well have it and rjcl !l over with. Today we now that measles Is transmitted from one person to another, and that, vviih suitable'precautions, It js |x»slble to avoid the disease. Epidemics of measles recur at Intervals of two or three years in lather heavily .settled cities. In country areas, the time between epidemics is likely to be' much longer. With Major v $0 TH' BOYS "DECIDED I'-TAxKE -£10 OFTH' VUWD AM' GET MOLT OF A PAIR o' HOOP AW STAVE PONIES AM' THROW A JINKS AT TH' OWL'S CLUB—£>O GET YOUR LiTTLE HATCHET /\KI' CHOP A FEW COLD CUTS- OUT Of zf- $ Ea AI3, <S> M LVFF V ! SKIITCMIMQ TME ' PROVEMDER \<=> A TRIFLING MATTER, BUT IT WILL. TA'SV'-i EVEN THE WIMBLE MIMD OF- A HOOPLE ; TO PUT OVER AN EXCUSE TO 6ET OUT ON THIS PAY OP HOME&T MEMORY f TWO OWLS HOOK IM WHISPERS,THEY ARE P16URIK1Q OM DO1WG 6OME H16H "PLYING~ WELL,! KNOW •ONE'..WHO \B <30)N6 TO<3ET r-il5 WlWfSS. CLlPPEP.' LnJe. WILL. •ROOST AT HOME . TONU3HT-

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