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PAGEf THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER N'EWS ..TIES COURIEH NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. H. BACCOCK, Editor • • H .«'. HAINES, Advertising Manager Pols National Advertising Representatives: jjfcinsat, Dallies, Inc.. New York Chicago, '*»tro!t. St. Louis, Dallas. Kansas City, Memphis Published Every ' Afternoon Except' Sunday Entered as second class .natter al ihe post ofllM at Blythe'ille, /irkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. Served by the Onjied Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES' . Oy earner In the CHi- ol Bythevtllt. IBj pei Kick,'.or 65c per monUi. . . .. By mall, within n radius o! 53 miles, $3.00' pel year, ?1.50 lor six months, 15c (or Ihrec momlis; by niall iii.iioslal zoiies ,two 10 $U*, Inclusive,. HJ.50 |)er year; In rones seven and eight, J10.00 jer year, payable In advance. Sa'es Tax and Canon Whatever" uncertainly may exist as to whether cotton and cottonseed are exempted from taxation under the pending sales tax measure must \iu eliminated before the measure is permitted (o become law. A clause exempting col ton anil cottonseed was included in the bill as originally drawn but it is llic opinion; of some who have studied Hie bill' that tliis exemption has been destroyed by subsequent amendments. The matter is too important to be left iu doubt. The general exemption accorded all agricultural p'rwl- ucls in the hands of the original producer is not sufficient for cotton and cottonseed. Cotton, espLtnlh, noimal- ly passes through two or.more hands between the producer and the .processor. The profit on these linnsdUions ordinarily is only a fraction ol the two per cent sales tax To apply this tax to cotton would hue the pi,K fical effect of pulling Ai [MUSIS col ton buyers and shippeis out ot busi ness. It would force the sale of practically all Arkansas 'cotton to out ol state concerns. An effort is no\\ being made to coi rect (hia situation in the legisLitm o but because of .a cliftcience of opm ^ion as to whether o> not the h\\ in ""lls pvuiKiit form pixWidoa the c\emp ' tion it may fail. I[ the mc.vuuo reached Governor Bjfilei >n its pu.s ent foiln we trust that he Aull sub jecl it to the most c.ucful scuitim and withhold hi.i'signalme until ho is absolutely satisfied tint it will not destroy the cotton tiadc in Ailrans.ib A Welcome Denial Her touselcd head bovibh smile, and intrepidity in the riir have eii- deared Amelia Earhart Putnam to her public. ' Admirers of the nation's No. 1 airwoman arc eagerly awaiting her take- 1 off 01; the ambitious globe-circling hop announced recently, ft i s probable, however, that Iheir enthusiasm was dampened a bit by a story that broke in the meantime. According to it, Mrs. Putnam was found to be psychic where air crashes woie concerned. She had already, the article said, divined exactly where two plane disasters had .occurred and soon would fathom tiie OUT OUR WAY COURIER NEWS recent mysterious disappearance of another airliner. Jinny who read this story undoubtedly wondered whether llie (li'st lady of the air was going publicity-hungry on r them, ft was pleasant, tllc'refoi'Cy to have her deny later that she tiad eyei 1 lin'd psychic visibhs;' to Say/, in fa'ct, that' she couldn't psycho worth 1 a darn. Can They He Blahtid The fact that Great Britain is about to' laiihclV a' $7,500,000,000 national. cl«- feh's.e program can hardly bd listed with tli'c cheerful news item.s of lli'e day. Hut it i ; s Iragically cjlftjr to see why the English people feel t'h'at they arc v ob'ligcd to spend the money. \Ve iii America' often 1 shn'lce otir hctfds 1 sadly arid say that it; will be almost hiipossiblc, for us to keep out of it if a licw European war starts. How -lunch more cause, then; does England' have for alarm! She is' riot separated from Eui'opc by 3,000 miles' of ocean; liiit by 30-odd miles' of'Eng- lish channel. The airplaiic; as Stanley Baldwin has said, has made the'Khiiie her real frontier, bike it or. not, slits has to' be ready for trouble. • ; Walla Wallif The St. Louis' Pcst-Dispdich liiis'' conic for waul v-llli n brlllhnl suT^cstlou foi 'h^ handling of llie' entire nb'ocl problem on a national'front, ]L proposes Hint 'Herbert Hoover l:'c placed In the' position of directing genius, both for meeting Immediate difficulties nhd 1'n tin Ion 0 ei time planning to •uold future (IK astcis Ihe pioposal •ilKultl be feiun benoiis comicleiation b\ Pieslcknt Roose\clL it once Hoovct ib llic one mnn in the country who is particularly (|imllflccl by experience incliua tion and ugoi to act, in this Cornells As win time Secretary of Commerce lie did nil hi" picachnblc Job In IncUln" the pioblcin of ic lief for the Belgians he knows the dlillculttcs and the mUliods of meeting . them. rhiough his englncerni" Unhung hi expni encc as chief exe ulivc uncl Ills \voll known in Iciest iu the irmd-i of nood contiol h- is cln |ou-ly the iinn to taAo ovei the hnm»i I" Ins!' of planning ami rushin" through e. nation wide system of nood prevention. As the Post Dispatch "ais ^c neglect our p\ prcridcnl-rslinmerull/- Here is an opportunity to Immediate and spectacular use of the only Inlng one In the countiy —Wallii' Wnllri (Wash.) Union. One million dollars .for defense,• but not one L-nt for tribute —Date mibmofT famed \lo lin 1st, siicd by girl for breach of promise. .*' * * iUr. Roosevelt Is' my l:iiul of white folfc. —William rt. Jackson, one time, slave of President Jchnson, when he met PrcsidcnV Rcosc- vclt. * * *' • Are we now to return to the claim of the Stuart klna- that judges should' be lions, but. ileus liiider the throne? —Dr. A'. L. Lcwelll president emeritus, Harvard University. :.••:*' * * • A Jiev,- economy must be developed which is based on Ihe consrevation' ?.:id effective ntili- zalion cf all the water available, especially lhat which falls as rain and snoa : . — President Rocscvclt, urging anti-dust storm legislation. •SIDJE GLAN'Cfeg By George Clark By Williams '/ . MISTER VOKK. DOWT SLEEP 1M TH' BA.RM WHEW THEIR. MAR.E IS x ; THI^ IS MO PLUG, LIKE SORT'S.' AMD PLEASE LEAVE ME A PLACS TO GET OUT OF TH!6> errRAIGUT JACKET- AMD GET OUT OP UP OUR BOARDING ROUSE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY' 24, With Major Hoop!'.- llviSTEAD O. r - 70TIMG THAT PIE UNDER ARM, WHS' DOM'T YOU TRIP IHV.OLU:-'!•'= HERE POSED Ato "K ( Di-SC'US THROWER? WE'U UP PO'r, A B'zC SEAT, AMu HELP YOU TOSS IT POWW TH' HAKIM rOR A MEW AW, "TEMP TO YOUR OWkV THESE AP.5 SOME 'L KK1OW TH' TUME YOU CMAMT WHEM YOL1 USE YOUR \k!(35. TOP, A NEEDLE '% AkIDTLAV A PA-STP.Y MOW ABOUT THREE PIE^TE AT OWCE,PATS A LITTLE- ,1 HARMGMS', AS IT WERE' "Now, reiiicihbci', on iirc." he's every <is scared as Larly Syi'nploins Of Measles Like Those of Bad Clolcl Toledo Skips Abroad TOLEDO (UP)—More tlin.n C25.- OCC.OOO worth of Tolcrto-miuls products went into foreign market-in 1935J according lo Clare T3. Telit, foreign secretnry of the Chamber of Commerce. General :ctterrneht of foreign trade is ex- i opium peeled to' be rcllectcd here this! •ear. Read Courier News Want Ads I Aboiigincs Sinolie DARWIN, Australia Three aborigines cauelil smokin : r cpiuni used a strange outfit, police • " here revealed. It consisted of n jar \v!u;;h had contain'"! a yeast exlvcct, ussd ar> (lie iat-l:imi>; Kcul Rush liDMONTON drive ol dhccvcry 1- Grcc.t eiava tl:e iar north Iu Norlh Due (UP)—The great- Garfcajc Watcher Collects PORTLAND, Ore. (UP)—Martin prospectors since Hsj zilmcv u . sccl to vvor " for tlle Por!; - f>Mti fi imtnri in ni->i nuisance dipiirtmeiiL Then ,m.i..m.it,d in th,, ]l( , , ost ^ .^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ia.:e mineral area in | ccmfcrtable im cine ret>orti'!» p-r- , ,. , Ext summer by i sons who dm™ garl-Rije i'i unbroken heei- botile. (is the lamp- i Dr.n ivIacLaren, flying prospector.! authorize:! pieces information fo' Mr-cLaren is the co-discoverer of i v ,iii = h the city pays $10 unon ar- Ihe Oorrton lane gold field. Crews! i VBt an d ccnvict'.m He Ve-n'l' have been sampling the field pre- '• collected his 13tli regard yaratory to establishment of per- ! undent camps. ' Read Courier News Want Ada pipe, a salad-oil lictslc. f.s and bicycle ti}o':e^, (is needles. tlie the Hi! MOKRIb FISHBUN .louriial of Ihe America! ril A edition and of H> h ihe Health Itiugaiine El"ven to u dnjs usunllj elapse the (lin rt vh°n i M ild ed to measles ind when It actuilh; com n s doun with the dis- n*c S Idem is th" incubation p - lod as «hort as three dnjb ir- ciscs, on recoitl houevpr In VUlch tt 'eems lo Inve b;cn ps Ions as 18 lo 20 <lftjs ' The tils-use is highly conhtuus hen 1,110 patient be in couching and sneezln" which imy oc-ur before ipp°annce of the eruption Al a puty in nhlqh 13 htlle girls \me piL-ent 12 ciught rrc one who isuip d Ind ind [.ha di eas° The emptlon dli lot b e \k out on the on 0 reopon- sible foi th» spread of tin Jiseise mill tha day after the party. The other cl ildien became ill 11 to 12 1ays : afterward. As a child begins to come down \|th iii°nsl"s h" has first of ill, •he''Symptoms, of a severe cold, in- cludiiig ..inbislcning of 111: eyes, sensitivity. lo light, sneczlnj,. and iisclmfges from the nose. There nay bV a hoarse, hard cou?h anJ iome soreness of the throat. ; Inflammation of the eyes is a :onditlon p:cnliar to nnosles. An- ;thcr is tli2 appearance of Iistl2 vtlte spots on the mucous mem-, jranss of Ihe cheeks and lips, and >n the palace. Thasa little bluish .vhlle spats are surrounded by rcd- ilsh areas of inflammation, and are :ommonly called kojilik sp=ts, after he physician who described • them. Three or four days after nin- '.ing nose and slight fever appear, i rash breaks out on the face, noiith, and chin, and then spreads ver (.he trunk, arms, thighs, and cgs. The victim is likely to bs sicker while the rash is comin? nit than nl any other sta?e of the disease. He may also have lack >f appetlt;, coated tengue. seme OQEencss of the bowels, ar.d slml- ar disturbances. Tr.e secondary complication's fliich affect the lungs are far more crlcus than mcasin its:lf. i\ii;l jv- ry possible attempt must bs made to guard against such complicalons: Practically nil deaths'-from neasles are clue to complications. * • * When a. child has measles he -ould be placed alone in a room "id other children shoiy not b2 iMrmiited to com; in contact with him. m this regard, pirbnu owe n absolute duty to the children of their neijlibors and friends. ! Whenever a case of measles ap- irenrs in a school, parents of other children should bs warned of th- occiirrcnce and advLsed lo b- on the lookout for symptoms of measles in their own children. This is one of the m isl linrcrtint By Dennis Whcatlcy ! 1837. NKA Service, luc.j William Mori'oir £ Co. CHAPTER XXV DEFECTIVE OFFICER KETTERING'S FIFTH REPORT, CONTINUED TK' closinij Ihis report I how have to confess myself completely , • s'i • a loss. .'...., The following is an analysis of .-.:% What, occurred .according to my latest jnforniation. : MRS. JOCELYN. Could not have done it, because she was with "Slick" Daniels, alias Count Poso- dini, from 7:45 iill 8:10 in his cabin, and from 8:10 till 8?30 she was with her husband, changing. COUNT PO SOD INI, alias "Slick" Daniels. Could not have clone H, because he was in his cabin with Mrs. Jocclyn from 7:45 fill 8:10, and from that lime ujitil 8:25, when ho appeared in the lounge, he would have been occupied in changing. * * * JJR. HOCKSAVAGE. Could not have done it, because from 5:10 when he came down to his cabin, unlil he went up changed at 8:35, Dr. Ackland was with him 5:50 p. m. D-l-'37, M E ill 0 To Detective Officer Kcllering: Solulion of murder perfectly clenr on evidence submitted. Arrest Bolilho Blanc, now. pos- .ng as his secretary, for the murder of Nicholas Slodart. ^JOIIN MILTON SCHWAB, lieutenant Florida Police, s -•* .-? JEUTEN'ANT SCHWAB'S ANAL- and .vouches there. for his presence THE BISHOP OF BUDE. Could not have done it, because from 7:15 until 8:0 the ship's carpenter wns doing a job of work outside his cabin and vouches for the fact that ho never left it during the whole o£ that time. LADY WELTER. Could not have done it, because her maid, Mildred Short, WPS wilh her, in her cabin from 7:05 until 7:35, and from Y:35 till 8:05 she is proved to have been knitting the iast sleeve oC a jumper, which would have occupied her tho whole o£ that time, until she went up to tho lounge. MR. IIAYAsm. Could not have do.ie it, because, when he rang his bell at 7:50, ihe steward found him in his cabin still unchanged, and he was still unchanged when the steward returned at 7:55, with flic nolepnpcr. Eight out of the following 20 minutes lie was occupied in writing a letter and the balance in changing to arrive in the lounge at 8:15. MR. JOCELYN. Could not have done it, because from 7:15, when he went below, lie was with Miss Ferri Rocksavagc in 'her cabin, until 8:10, and from that time until 8:30 he was wilh his wife changing. MISS ROCKSA.VAGE. Could i ill r.: prevention of this'dis- 1 case. __ Five .cities in the .United States have mere than 1.000,000 ponula- t,=n. accprdlnj (o the 1930 c'tmii Ihsy arc i^ew .York. Chica?D Lji Angeles, Philadelphia, aud befoit plate brush, Hie laller being an it was rotten luck that YS1S OF THE EVIDENCE. FOREGOING udicalioi! dial Blane had false eeth, whereas in photograph Ii of Stodarl's cabin there is oil the vash basin an ordinary tooth brush only. Further, in the .inventory of Blanc's belongings Ijderp 'appears a b^t.tje of Gum Trajjiicarith'pow- der, which is used for. sprinkling ipon denlures in order 'to keeb these in position in llie'rnb'ulh. As suite C \Vfis locked after Ihe :rime, Blane was no longer able o set at this powder, hence his difficulty in keeping his false teeth In place on the following night. Fourth—It will be recalled lhat, it the end of his first examination, on the morning after the crime, .he Bishop of Dude fainled. At hat time it was assumed, upon the Bishop's word, that his faint ivas caused by a weak heart and the fact that he had had no break- ist. It is clear, however, lhat the :rue reason was the shock he sus- lained upon the man, presumed fo be Stodart, coming into the cabin. As the Bishop had not breakfasted wilh the others it was Ihe first time that morning he had seen the secretary and, as he knew him to be Blane, lie must have thought it first that he was seeing a ghost. The reason for Blane's letter, written from New York to llie Bishop, warning him that some very strange things might occur once the yacht put to sea, and that whatever might happen the Bishop was io keep his mouth shut for his own sake, now becomes apparent. Blane's confession on his arrest confirms the above deductions. JOHN MILTON SCHWAB, Lieutenant Florida Police. * * * CONFESSION OF BOLITHO - one of them should chance to be among this parly. Fortunately, however, I knew more about him than he did about me—a nasty busine/; V, during the war which everyone's.)" forgoltcn now and I knew thai the Bishop would rather:* lhat they weren't remindedjuso:!-wrote him a little :warning .tbat : .lhere was veal trouble cominaJochim unless he kept his mouth shut. Announcements The Courier MOWS nas Been aii Kiorlzed to .announce the follow- Ini candidates for Dlythcvillc municipal offices; lo bo elected (in April e: , Vor Stayor MARION- WILLIAMS W. W. HOLLIPETEn For First' Wartf Alderman' J- L. GUARD tot Alderman, ;!nd Ward FLOYD A, WHITE ,. not have done it, because from 7:15 she was with Jocclyn in Iicr cabin until 8:10, and from thence onwards she was occupied with changing in the presence ot her maid, Nellie Orde. It seems to me, therefore, that all tho parties under suspicion have incontestable alibis, and as we know Hint Slodavt was in the company of. various persons in the lounge from 7:30 until 8:33 he could not possibly have committed this murder cither. Moreover it could not, on the evidence shown, have been any member of the crew. This leaves mo at a completely dead cna, and I am now awaiting further instructions. KEYS KETTERING, ^••' Detective Officer, Florida Police. r PHE time of the murder was set x between 7:45 and 8:30, owing !o a message, supposedly in the victim's handwriting, appearing on a leaf torn from Stodarl's diary, which was not in existence until 7:40. Compare the share quotations supposedly written by Stodart, lowever, with other examples of landwriting known to have been written by Blane. The word 'Rocksavage" in the share list also occurs twice in Blane's letter to Stodavt and twice in his leltcr to :he Bishop. The similarity of the firs I fo the other four immediately springs io the eye, only the "s" •md the "g" differing to any cx- :cnt. Other similarities appear on closer inspection and there can be no doubt that all three documents iverc written by the same person. Not the victim, but the writer of the share quotations therefore wrote the alleged last message, : that there is no evidence as lo ivhcn the murder was commillcd. The alibi of the man presumed to be Slodarl begins only at 7:2o when he entered the lounge. If !ho crime was committed before that his alibi falls to the ground. Examination of the evidence brings other points to light showing that the man known as Slod- art throughout the investigation is in reality Bolilho Blanc. These arc as follows: First—Photograph D of Blanc's balhroom shows a safely razor on the wushstand, whereas photograph E of. Stodart's cabin shows a cut-throat razor on the vvash- tbud. The photograph presumed lo be of Stodart, flashed by Dclec- livc Officer Neamc on the morning after the crime, shows a razor cut on the man's face. It is obvious that he had always been used to shaving with a safely razor but, as suite C was locked up after the murder, he could not get at this, and hod to do the bc.it ho could to shave himself with (he cut-throat razor lhat was in Stodart's cabin. Second—On examination of the photograph presumed to be of Stodart, it is apparent lhat the!about the fifth place 1 had spent coat lie is wearing is loo big for a week in, advertising and inter- hiin, as the sleeve is oveiiong, and DON'T suppose yon want to know how it was all done. I got some closing prices from New York by long distance before coming on board and wrote them in a disguised handwriting I had been practicing a long lime on a page of my diary. I wrote a message to Stodart in my own writing on the other side, and put it in my pocket. As soon os we were on board I gave Stodart some work to do in our drawing room and went to see the Bishop. I found my nols had bad the desired effect. Then I went back lo Ihe drawing room nnd gave Slodart a little knock on the back of ihe head with a hammer I had with me for the job. He was sitting at Ihci small round table, so I moved Ilia writing (able away from the window and dragged him across lo it and popped him out. It was quite dark by then so no one could see from Ihe deck. Then I threw the hammer and the gloves I wore while I was arranging tho room lo join him. I found I'd cracked his silly thin skull, so I had to sponge out a spot of blood on the carpet before I changed into evening dress in his room. * tf n / ] GOT up lo tiie lounge at iiait- ' past seven and introduced myself as Stodart and after n while BLANE. ES, all right .then, I killed 4:55 p, m. 9-l r 37. Golden Gull. * * * FOLICi; on S. Y. Miami, Fla. minute, realized Little sycophant, what use was he, anyway? I've known since last December that I might have to get out any In facl, I suppose I've it might have to come sometime ever since I started business. All I wanted was peace, and I knew if I could find someone to step into my shoes and leave me bis to step into I could have it, '1 Parted looking in January for someone whom my shoes would fit. It was only a question of patience. Someone of the right height, build, age and with no friends would turn up. Sfodarl turned tip in Ipswich— Ihe garment must have been built for a slightly taller man. It is obvious that Blane, having changed identities with his secretary, had to wear his secretary's clothes, which did not quite fit him. o * t THIRD—It will bo recalled (hat on the night o£ the 3th, when man presumed (o be Stodart ed with Kellcring, he complained ot an abscess which was causing him trouble with his false teeth and, as the upper set were slipping badly, he was unable to cat any solids. An examination of photograph D of Blanc's bathroom, shows a taoth brush and a viewing applicants. He was ideal, no friends, no family—just the sort of man I wanted to become myself, so I decided lo let him do the first big thing he'd ever done—go out with a bang. When Rocksavugc asked me lo his conference I thought there was ;i faint possibility of pulling things together, and Stodart could have gone back to his clerking. By Ihe lime we got to New York, though, I knew my position was hopeless and I decided to put Stodart through the hoop. I hnd a hasty shock in New York when I learned the Bishofc of Buctc was (o be on board, Very few people know me by sight and wrote the closing prices in my diary again in front of everyone, and in the same kind of handwriting. I told Ihe steward lo push it under the door of the cab- n and stayed in the lounge until the bugle sounded for dinner. After that everything \vcnl according to plan. Al f!:30 Ihe Sleward came up with the note I iiad left addressed In Slodart and I hurried down with him lo the cabin. While he was in the baili- room I exchanged the noie I had kept in my pocket with the one hat had been pushed under tha door. That proved the missing party was alive al 7:45, nnd you ECC although I'd v.-orkcd this thing out pretly carefully, the difference between doing a thing ju»t well and doing it properly is to make allowances for the unexpected. I didn't sec why Ihe suicide slory shouldn't be accepted. You know, it's almost worth it lo have seen Hie Bishop's face when ho saw me llie next mov:;- infi nnd realized I hadn't committed suicide. After thinking he was rid of me he must have realized. what I had done. Thai's why he fainled. Well, that's all, and since it hasn't come off I want lo sec M * finished with as little delay ar/I \j formality as possible. iy ar,'I BOLITHO 13LAXE.' i! Witnessed: KEYS KETTERIXG on S. Y. Golden Gull, B-:..'37, Detective Officer Florida Police, The End.