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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 23, 1932
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S,. (ARK-). .CQVRIJER .NEWS .'ante' mtipMl Adrc^biof Representatives: ^AHcawu'iMUee.'!>><:•> N C W Ycrk ' Chicago, DttrMf, St.'.Louis, DoiUs, Kansas City, Little BO*:••.-:•;•; -.•". . ; ;-•;•• •'..;• • • Every AJternboc Except Sunday, . Entered'liMCond c^»'matter at the post office »t Blyth(YUl«, Arkansas, under act of '•'••'• "' .Serred by the United Press • SUBSCRIPTION RATES ' By cwrter In-the city or Blytheville, I5c per week at *M per year in advance. . 'By m»U within » ndius of 50 miles, $3.00 per yeir, $IJO (or six months, a5c for Uiree months; by mall'in portal zones two to six, inclusive, 96.50 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 per year, payable in advance. fherels Yet Much to Be Thankful For The. eve of. winter in a land which has something like 10,000,000 wnge earners who have been separated from . wages and jobs may seem a queer time arid place for a day of Thanksgiving. But we, have been indulging, as a nation, in a dour kind of pessimism for a long time, now, and there is little danger that we shall under-estimatc the 'real seriousness of. our plight; our ' chief danger, indeed,- is that we may fail to.realize what very good reasons .wje-.still have for continuing to ccle- bjftte this .holiday which the Pilgrim fathers established for us. ' -Indeed, when you stop to think abtfUt it, they 'didn't seem to have be thankful for, either. • ; :A ; tiny handfull of ^people had won a foothold on the edge of a wild and sava'ge continent.' 1 Behind them was the sea; aboiit them were many graves and a: few rocky farms, and before them .-were three thousand miles of menacing .' forest and untracked wilderness. An unbiased observer, surely, would have forgiven those people for despair; for " "^Me :couid not have failed to see that .Jthe odds-were overwhelmingly against /i th'ern. '"''i'^SBut they met together, had a little i£.H'fc^st, and thanked their God tor his :. : -.imercies; and they never, in'their most •-:-'^uplifted moments, got even' a glim- ..V x '\;'jirwrih& of. alh the-'giteat good:.fortune . •:' -.-'. |:hat. was / come, to - ; their descend- i^iiis in-the generations t<5 come. : -%%e.stand today in a position not 'entjrely dissimilar. . -I-- .'^'lye^'have come through some very -..- •'; .h£fjl years, just as they had, and • those years have taken their toll of us. : . jiutjthe world, somehow, has managed • ;" po't'.to come to an end. In some way ?' -vie have kept our neighbors from starv- . ing. We have had no social or econ• prriic overturns as a result of our . troubles, no violence, no class hatred, .~; no threat of revolution. We have, in ' fact, proved that we can tighten our .: belts, and stand a thin time just as - these folk on the shores of Plymouth _ Bay proved it long ago; and we are .entitled to rejoice a bit over it, just ' as they did. , ../.'For, after all—who doubts that T there are great, golden years ahead of :' u;-? Our situation today could be in. ^finitely worse; but by this time we ; arV £&le'':to say confidently.-; that will hot be.' On the contrary; 1 we ha v fe-. •every' rcasdn to expect that it will, eventually, be almost inlinitely better. So today we have our day of Thanksgiving. — Bruce Cation, The Old-Fashioned Strap We think that Judge Ounnlngiiam, in substituting the parental strap for the customary tine in cases of juvenile misbehavior, is acting wisely. A young offender may appear Kome- thiiiK of a hero in his own eyes and those of his immature associates after being punishei! by a Hue (probably paid by his parents) or oy a term on the county farm. Bui a little judicious use of the old fashioned strap puts him in his proper place as a child who has misbehaved and has received punishment appropriate to his age and the nature of his oll'cnse. A youngster who receives this kind of chastisement can scarcely regard himself as ithe bold, bad fellow ho probably would think ho was if his case had been handled like those of adult offenders. Such physical punishment should not aiid need not be brutal, and if we know Judge Cunningham -we are certain that as long as it is administered under his direction it will not be. SIDE GLANCES By George ClafJ CHURCH EXCUSES By Georgo W. Barham • Mother told Joe the other day :hat she had com; to the conclu- 'ion that the question of : baptism was not, the biggest question the cliuich had to deal with and I hlnk the argument would have ended there' if Joe had agreed with her or rather said nothing. He did tell her for once in the connection with out family with him she was right. Jrfother simply could not stand the insinuation in .the tone he used. When he said our family connection with him when we all know as Mother says that I simply married Joe and brought him In our family without giving his church connection .a thought, know I should have found out before I married him Just, what church he belonged to but a girl can't, fine out everything about the man she is going to marry that Is befon she marries him and then you don' know all about him. If it wasn' to? two or three of my friends would not know as much about Joe as 1 do. and 1 sometimes wish the; would not watch so close. (Copyrighted.) '. WEDNESDAY^JNOVEMBER_g3. JM - TW/S CURIOUS WORLD - "I'd be glad to do anything, Mr. Wells. You see, I've been out of work for five months." * * * The old brass band of the small town was .a grent, institution. Most people got their first thirst for music from it. —Edwin Franko Goldman,, bandmaster. * * * I would compel every solvent merchant and supply man to buy one-third more goods tliis year that last, if I liad the power to do so. —Alice Pomercne, chairman, Reconstruction Finance Corporation. * t * Mink coats and,.,period furniture are not ill- ways possible, hut at least we can have omelets that arc soft and melting, and soups that are savory and even beans that arc succulent and satisfying, —Sheila Hibben, cook book compiler. : .. The chief.da'n^er'.inhering in university circles is that they will become so intellectuallzed nnd standardized that their pliability and usefulness as educational .institutions will be minimized, if net destroyed. —Dr. Lotus Delta Coffman, president, University of Minnesota. * * v We must eliminate the possibility of brutal aggression through short-tern', non-professional armies. —Joseph Paul-Boncour, author of [lie French arms plan. .*•'*.* Washington, the admiral, is a new term, yet that is Ihe title which the navy's studies ot his long struggle gives him. Though h? never gained the title, there Is no doubt as to his right lo be so considered.- Secretary of the Navy Adams. * * * The truth is, too many of the missionaries today are too small for the situation. I have heard them criticized In Ihe bitterest terms, and agreed. I have seen them narrow, arrogant, sure and stupid in their own belief, and disdainful of a. great culture. I have seen them scornful, vulgar. Ignorant and superstitions, and I have seen them making over Chinese converts in their own image. —Mrs. Pearl S. Buck, author. Seek Scientific Basis for Determining Sex of Child This is the first ol two special] Zondek test, depends on the pres- artlcks by Dr. Fishbein on scicn- ence in the urine of a woman of a tlsts' quest for the sex basis for lire- hormone derived from a gland. of the nnborn More than 10 years ago, an Inch lid. . vestlgator named Manoilofl sug- * • * Rested that there are different hor- EY DR. MORRIS F1SHBE1S I mones in male and in female bloo; Keeper Finds Pikes Peak Is Shorter COLORADO SPRINGS, Col. tUP)—Pikes Peak isn't what it used to be. It's four ine'r.33 shorter. It has shrunk. Lawrence Cockrell, veteran employs of the summit house, who las spent enough time on the M.COO-foot peak to . total five years, discovered that the peak had shrunk when he placed the steel door on the summit, house and locked it up for the winter. It seems that there is a sub- ierranean peak of ice underlying the summit of the peak, and because of the unusually hot, dry summer, a considerable portion of this ice melted, and the whole top of the peak settled tout inches. Edilcr, Jownal of Ihe American Medical Association, and'of-Hy- (teia, the Health JUgaiinc Unending, is the debate!, Can the sex of the unborn child be predicted accurately? A common superstition among is the belief, based on DUTOUKWAY By Williams l-lliyalliiui'3 '» vnt. ui.i*<«*t •«"•*»• i» ~— i a statement made by a German [eeptance. named Frankenhauser, that it to • possible to predict the sex of a child before birth by counting, ttje rate'of the heart. Thus, ,he clairc,- ed that a girl's heart-'was-'more rapid than a 'boy's. '•Dr. Joseph B. DsLee, : now", unquestioned dean. of Amsrlcan obstetricians since the death, or.the late J. Whltridge Williams;' I5un ; l that a boy is more likely to bj.bDrn If the heart beat is persistently below 130, arid a girl if the-rite is constantly above 150. However, it is safe always to tall prospective parents that the pro- diction is a'pure guess. Since the number of girls" and boys born is approximately oqual. the addict to games of chance can be assured of breaking even if he bets on either one or the other consistently, and of having a slightly favorable trend in this direction If he picks boys most of the time, and particularly, boys most of the time after a war. From time to time methods have been devised for studying the blood of the mother, with a view to finding in it SO-NC substance Jcrivad from the unborn child .of a distinctly masculine or feminine character. Obviously, any distinctly masculine secretion found in the blood of a pregnant woman migr.t induce the belief that the fetus wns ma.s- culine, and this, of course, particularly in the case in which there was assurance that no possit'e absorption of such secretion could have occurred in the previous two or three days before the examination. and that a test of th» blood might be developed which would reveal tht circulation of male hormones. Hoyever, the test he worked cut, and those of many others who followed him, did not appear to work with . a sufficient amount of certainty to warrant.its general ac- Want Ad Locates Pipe LOV ELAND, CXJl. (UP)—When Reed Hayward lost an old friend and pal he insertc-d a want ad in the local newspaper and his old companion was returned to him. The old pal was nothing but a wall- worn and battered pipe, which had been given to Hayward 31 years ago. The scarab, a beetle, was re- IN CAPTIVITY WIUEAT ABoor IOO POUND? OF FISH EVERY DAY/ THERE ABE FIFTY VARIETIES BANANAS! A DCAGON-FLV TORN COMPLETELY OFF/ In Hawaii, every native has his o\vn favorite as we have our favorite kinds of app!es here in the United State! However, only a few of the 50 Hawaiian banana vaneti<v. a[| suitable for shipping out of the country. the amount of fish eaten by a full-grown, t'.rce thousand-pom! .uh'us in its native haunts can only be guess°d at. Three vej ;. oung cues, owned by Carl Hagenback, consumod almos"; three to: of per month. NEXT: Where did lae turkey ftt its n.imt:? Teachers Bicycle to School Each Morning BOISE, Idaho. (UP)—Maybs it's the depression; maybe ll's a new fad, biit two Boise high school teachers have taken to the bicycle for transportation to school each morning. Police Seek Man Who Snatched Wife's Purse! BOISE, Ida. (UP)—Oro Sprou.l knew thero was a law agalnf snatching another man's wife! purse, but he has yet to ba taug':J that it is also unlawful to snatci a purse belonging to his own wifa Mrs. Spyouse complained to p:| Hiss Evelyn Wenstrom, foreign < lice that her husband had take! language teacher, • and Howard her purse containing $10. The searcj Paul, mathematics instructor, may | was started and 'when Sprouse gLKded in Egypt as a symbol of j be seen pumping their "two wheel-j arrested. Jie will be charged wit Immortality. | ed limousines" to school each day. | cetty larceny; .officers said. GABRIELLES FORBUSH in:<;ifi IIKHB TOBAK AMIIS IMMIIODY, tldiTl; cumin ot I.1VU4 *Vi:illl,l. full* lu kl» drnlh Ivom tbr MifruMiJ flMr> ru»7 nt Ibf Avrrllln' l.nap Inlslat knrnr. l.tniln rrnrhrK him IMM Ix- furc hr Ulr*. I* (Imr 1n hfnr him c:i.sp. "He ppHhrd mi-—1" Tlirre nrt* four £"?*!• In Ihr hiiilvr nnj all lirromc anftprct* nl thr mariliT. All nrr xlraiiR phynl- cnlly. hare vinlrnl lemptra and nil bnvt* qu.irrrlrd with f.'onnin Ainn-.. T!:o four nrei SIR. STAT- T,A\!>r-'ll, mld<1ln7i'*rrrn manncrr nr I lie tlmi TOM AVF.ItILL work, &1AKVIN IMIATT. fennel Miilor ,ir l.lniln 1 .: CAITAIil I)E ^ US. bundniimr HcTgiaM rrprr- Krnllntr n Rurnrrnn prrrtime ninnurnclnrrr: nnrl r.lAK SlIAIIflll- Ni;ssi:¥. lrl»li >\rllrr nnd Itrlntep. l.lndn, rrnllzln? fcrr conhla and Irlrd fa Irll hrr hr irnn mnrdrrrd.. riMhri ni» thr Ktnirn In Ihe hnl- I'nnr- S«,nir,,nr fllrp* >)<>Mnd hrr, irlrK In Ktrnnclr hrr nnd «&e falli In a tulnl. Shi 1 rrpnlnfl roniclonwnrAii BfT- mil [iiium Inlcr. It In aanunird ihr ilcnlh nnn nrclilrnlnl nad thnt l.lnd.i fnlnfrtl frnm shock. When • lir N nn.lllj nl,lr In (til T,,m \%hn1 ha[>li«ne4 t.lniln Inntnla lhc-7 iim*r krrp Ihr fnnr cnrKta Tvilh ihrni until Ifcrf rilxcarrr trhlrh t^ the murdrrcr. Thcrr l» no rvi- iU v i:rc <in which tn nrrr»t nny one «f Ihr fnnr. 'I'nnt lic»ltnlr*. final* ly nprrrv. \o\v co o> wrrn Tin; sroni CHAPTER XV T IN'OA glnnced again at the clock. After half-pnsl 10— How Hie time speil by! Tom was still lo be convinced and some hold plait in be agreed upon to the house party together. "But if tbey did slay, Binta, vhat could we possibly do?" Sho breathed more easily. At east he was taking her seriously :onsidering this desperate suggestion. "Talk to each one separately and notice how they -answer, as well as what they Bay. They'll talk about tbe accident perfectly naturally witb na. We can ask eadlng questions without seeming to and then meet and analyze what we'vo found out and go back and talk with them more. Oh, Tom, don't you see it's tUe only way?" He nodded slowly. "I see that, all right. It's a crazy stunt—but It's that or nothing." She cut in eagerly. "Then let's go right away, Tom, and Qnd them. I'm ready—" "Now wait, Binks. Don't bo in too much of a hurry." ALTHOUGH she knew of ol ^ that bis common sense do cisions were slower but also mor thorough than her quicker Im pulses, his caution infuriated her so highly was she keyed for ac lion. "Ton ! It's 11 o'clock. In a hour—" Qulle recently several investigators succeeded in developing a technlc for diagnosing with more than a fair degree of certainty the fact that a woman was' pregnant. This v test, known as the A'clitelm- Purple was associated with roy- .ality in early times because it, was the fincsl'and most expensive dye made by the ancients. MLOltSSK (Answers on 15.itli I'.ijrc) "We must think ot some way of keeping them here." she went on. "without giving everything away., ""ell them—well. I thought perhaps I cculd appeal to them. 1 could say—a^nd it's Irue, Tom— Hint this'was "jinrily:-a business conference and therefore It would hurt you at .the office If you dirtn'1 pnt'it throng 1 !]. That.would applj to Mr. Slatlandef snd" Mr. DeVos. You do have to talk to them, don't you? I :ould appeal to Marvin— It [ could get him alone—" Her hilsband's face hardened but Mniia hurried ahead; "I'd ask him as an old friend to stand by me because vou had to be occupied a good deal with business. As for Kr. Eliftuglinesscy—well, he's a. sponge, anyhow. A grace 1 fill, charming sponge, but the sort that's all (or himself and probably has planned to spend a week or BO In our gnrage at our expense, iie won't need lo be coaxed." "Thai aouiids plausible." Tom considered It wliilo she anxiously studied nil face. Would lie agree? No. he wouldn't—yes, lie might— BO! "But Dinks, It Just wouldn't work. Pul yourself In their places —a death In the family—" "lint Tom, we can tell them wo Sard I y knew Cousin Amos—" "Even so." "And ill the festivities planned j for tlie Fourth ot July week-end! 1'erhaps wo can't go to dinners 'fVirt brlnt: ;rmi«av fcut tbe> •flo'uia." "In an hour they'll be gone fo good, especially If we tumble I I want to think how to go abou this. First we must persuade tbei to stay, then tct together for 01: first conference and decide on tl story of what happened to you— "Thai's easy," sbe Interrupte "1 fainted--" "Not so easy as that. Remem ber, one of them knows " "Yes." Their eyes met. "Binks." saiil Tom quietly, shouldn't consider this for o moment." ' "But you've agreed to It!" "Yes. But I'm going to make one condition." "What's that?" "Tho agreement Is dissolved at any moment if 1 think I'm justified. Think, dearest," as she be- san to protest, "you haven't real- j taken la yet what It means. II mc:ins—" (as b* spoke his words seemed to reach ber through some sbell that had not been pcne- .raled ^forc) "it moans thai lere, right In our house, there Is a killer—a roan without mercy and, possibly. Insane. A homicidal maniac! And that sort Is insane only until he kills. Then !!» and havo them all quos- oned?" "No." Again the faintest breath sound. Then, more strongly, ho paused, perplexed, "It ouldn't do any good, Tom. That —that sort of man oould get way. We mustn't alarm him—" "But you know we are doing a sky—a crazy—thing. That either us—you or I—may be—" "Stop!" She put her hand over Is mouth. "I can't h«>r you say lat, ^om! I know—I realize ow. But we must—wait! Tony's Saturday. We'll find come ay to keep them until Monday lornlng. That, you see, will give 3 the lest of today and all to icrrow—Sunday. Everything we Lf' or guesa or even Imagine e'll report to each other. We'l et something, I know that, Tom Jut I promise this. If by, say, af er dinner tomorrow night, w haven't a thing, not a ghost ot an dea, or anything stronger, yov an do whatever you want—cal up Tim Hanaban or go get him or—" "Him!" Tom was contemptuous of tho local policeman's aid. Binks, to capture a man like this you'll need a squad—and then watch every mova you make!" That's for you to take care of. Whom to call 'and how to do It. Whether we locate him or whether wo give it up and call for help, that's your job, Tom—to bring It oft. My job's to keep them here and happy and unsuspicious." "Agreed!" a « • '"THEY shook hands on H solemnly. Am' there came a tap at tlie door. Rosio stood on the threshold and her eyes were troubled. orae up laler. Suit already as made so free, as to use tu» illipbona without asking rqu? emission and has called 'arsons. 1 heard him give th9J lumber and well i tnow It me ilf." Linda rallied first "Tell Tim we'll bo right downj losic." she said almost sbarply^ lioth of us." And as the girl hesitated sha added, "I'm feeling quite myselti now, thank yon, Rosie. And won't keep him waiting." .Tb«| dismissal was definite nnd the girlj mo?ed oft slowly. She was notj going to hurry for brother-in-law Tim Hafeahan. TINDA, grasped Tom's arm «a| much for physical support sij to wh'sper anxiously to him, "Ton —do they know?" "It looks queer, Binks. ing tor Parsons—" "Was Tim here—before?" No. Parsons reported tie ac cident. He tried tbe police tlon when he was hunting for] Boyle, hut he took It for granted it was an accident and ot courscj so did Tim." "Especially In our house." "Yes. Tim's entirely too rep one ot the family—even If ty only by adoption—to suspect ot anything so ungenteel as mi "Please sir," she said, "it's Tim Jlanahan. He's very nrgent, sir. Ho says ho must see you at once, sir—and Madame, loo, If she's able—which I told him sho was not." Uoslo spoke with a sudden access ot asperity that suggested her tone lo tbe young village po- iceman who had the misfortune —so far as authority in th" 1 louschold went—10 have married tosie's sister Tessie, her predecessor In the Avcrllls' service. There was conscious guilt In tbe glances ths two conspirators es changed, but Linda quickly.cov able, Rosle— he's as cool and clever and as sane, or more so, than most of us. Oca of those tour men— Pratt, Shaughnessey, Slatlander DoVos—la certainly a murderer and may be » homicidal maniac Do you take It In now?" "Yes." »he answered in a wnh- per' "And you don't want to call U her surprise. "Certainly I'm though thank y.m for trying to save me tlie bother. Will Tim come np here!" Again ftosle tossed her head but slio was reluctantly compellei to pass ou the commands ot in law. "He -ill r,ot, ma'am. He says will tho master'bo so good as t ilj£ downstairs at oncet, and f9t cannot come too, then be wll "But something has happened!'' "Yes—something—" "Well, come on, Tom. Wd won't find out this way." "Be careful what you sayj Binks. Let him do the talking." \ She flashed him a glance mingled scorn and agreement and ogctber they went down Ibo shor lall. down tho graceful winding talrs and Into the central living; ooin, still redolent ot (lowers and pen to every passing whisper o^ ir that might stir on that uly day. Here, hat In hand, ob lously embarrassed, perspirln polcigeticalty in bis official uni-J OTL,, stood honest Tim Hanahan dreading as much as they tbe apj preaching Interview In which ha must assume tho position olj authority. They had hardly greeted hln when there was a furious spurt oil gravel from the roadway and tba doctor's little roadster swung dangerously around tlie curvlm drive and came to a violent «lojl before their open door. From tn« oadster, as though catapulted the arrested momentum ol t car. shot the doctor himself, ad red-faced as Tim and far morfl agitated. "What's this—what's all .ft! nonsense?" he liufst out before I was fairly In the floor. «To lie Ox

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