The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1937 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 9, 1937
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PAGE FOUil BLYTHEVILLE '(ARK.)' COURIER NEWS t'RlbAY, 'At'IUi; 9, 1937 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS > THE" COURIER NEWS co., PUBLISHERS 0. K. BABCOCK, Editor H, W, HAIKES, Advertising hSanagcr Sola"• National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louts, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post office -at Blytheville, Arkansas, unto act of Congress, October 9, 1917. ^^^^ Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City .of BlythevHlo, 15o per WCCK, or G5c poy month. k . By mall, within a radius of 60 miles. $3.00 per year 51 50 for six montlis, ISO for three months; by mail In postal zones two to elx, inclusive, $650 per year; in janes seven and right, $10.00 per year, payable In advance. Tyranny 'Can't Happen Here?' Ask Mr. Gedeon! , This is commonly stipiiosccl to bo u free. country, with Constitution and courts to protect the citizen from tyranny and injustice. Most of the time it really woiks out that way, too— but may the Lord help the innocent person who happens to gel in the way of the cops when they arc floundering around trying to solve a sensational murder case. For Exhibit A, you are invited to look tinon Joseph Gedeon, the New "York upholsterer whose wife and daughter were recently murdered. This murder had the coppers stimip- eil. Being stumped, they did what coppers usually do—fell back on the old game of laying hands on the nearest suspect and trying to put the heat on him until he confessed. It was Gedeon's hard hick' that the police cast him in the role of likely suspect. Observe, now, what happened. Here was a man whom no murder charge was formally placed; a man who was guaranteed ('protection under our laws. What he i actually got was a deal so raw it would bring blushes to the cheeks of Ogriu or Gestapo. From the housetops, the police announced that this man was an unspeakable monster. Hy the broadest ai.,1 most unmistakable implications, they declared that he would presently bo proven guilty of having slain his wife and daughter. They annovnifced that he \va.s given to--vici(5ii v s/pivacl|ces'j in his m'ivate life; they "rblied F their : eyes over the fact lhat he had nude picliirei; on the walls of his bedroom; they named his various girl friends and declared they would put these young women on the grill as soon as they could fin I them. As if this were not enough, the yellow journals of New [York joined in the hue and cry. Given their cue by the police, they tore Gedeon to tatters —not forgetting to take an occasional swipe at his dead wife and daughter, also. The murdered daughter had ' been a model; so the city's tabloids- had a held day with photographs that the old Police Gazette would have turned down. It must be said that the out-of-town papers and the press associations bc- • haved with 'restraint. They did not certify the upholsterer's guilt, nor did they compel their readers to look on the kind of pictures that arc usually reserved for the back room of a one- chair barber shop. But in New York the sky was the limit. This went on for a week or more. And then what happened? Gedeon was turned loose, and all tulk about his "guilt" was forgotten. Instead, the police announced positively that the solution of the crime would lie elsewhere; u young sculptor would be shown lo have committed the crimes, and, just as soon as they could calch up with him, the case would be closed. Now the point of all this is that these enthusiastically blundering coppers managed lo put their big feet on the constitutionally-guaranteed rights of this man Gedeon in a way that the worst dictatorship could not surpass. Aided by yellow journalism, they tore his reputation to tatters. And he has no recourse, no redress. This is a free country, and you arc protected against tyranny — unless some policeman happens lo decide that he can sweat you into confessing to a murder he isn't bright enough to solve by lawful 'means. 'Keep the CCC If Congress follows the advice of President Roosevelt, the Civilian Conservation Corps will soon be made a permanent adjunct of our government.- Mr. Roosevelt has recommended that its enrollment be set at 300,000 and that it be continued as a regular lixture. Aside from Ihe fact that it is pretty expensive—and what arc expenses, in this enlightened age? — this move doubtless will win'widespread approval; for the CCC is one organization that has amply proved its usefulness in the last few years. : It has been a line thing for the young eiirollecs, and it has done a great deal of highly valuable work. If any of our "emergency" institutions deserve to be made permanent, the CCC must certainly head the list. /. -•••'•• , .Dictators «cenv. to bound ing- Kin-ope, oil • lhe v 'wliolc, but now "and" then a news item appears that suggests everything may not be well with them. Such a story was published the other day, and has to do .: \vilh Schiller's drama, "Don Carlos,";.; which has been staged in Berlin and throughout Germany. At a certain point, during each presentation of the play, tremendous, fervent applause stops the show. Coincidentally, the yells 4 nnd handclaps always occur just aftei- the ' Marquis Posa demands of King Philip of Spain: "Sire, give us freedom of thought." The German 'press is said to be highly disturbed over the incident, and, if Nazi leaders are ruffled, too, it is not to be wondered, . Oppressive measures can cork up surface opposition to regimentation; but such outbursts as those that have been taking place in the darkness of theatres can be even more menacing. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark "I'd like, lo speak lo the brains of Ihis department." THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson IBA1LER-ADVENTI By Nard Jones © I9W, NEA Service, Inc. Hi:ili: TOIIAV 31.1111 I[A nimTM.v ami iiCT- 'I'V IIAYMiS 1'lck Ul> GEIlllY AI-;A|., hnjulxoine you»K Mtrli- lilki-r, on their iviij- up the ivrxt i:on*t (n ili'moiiNtrnlc Ilie new Alr- (*rt-»-U \rti\\f-r. M the I.OMK Heni'h unto camp, ivberc Xrfll «'"« '»> nitt't n friend, one JACK Sl'I'H- 1IU.V, ,\V,,| dlKn|>iH'tir« from lliu trailer njitl Sjic-tliluu iiljdueln Ilclly. ATtrr rriiruU'd rtfurl* fo flnd Itflty, MiLrlhu utfitln intfl* Xrnl nnd ti£rern io rclurn to Sun Vrnn- fltico nJlli him lo trurch fur llrt- I). .Urmmlillr, Mntll.n lm« fnl- Itii Jn Invi-- with Neril, di-Niiltr- tlio fnct tiki: JOL-X not know ivliellu-r hhr mil trust Klin. 'In S:m I-*r<in- "-•iKi'O, Mnrlli:i liinlH tltut itclltuT Jlttty >ior Siu-ildtm tire ri^Uld-fil ill thr hotel tlr>!|;ii:ilvd tar lln-lr lilfftlliK. JnsU-ml. .lIlirlhEi jjl-lli It letter, Lin-xunirtljlj- from IIHIjr, f*~ l>liiliiliiir Hint , v.Tjllilnt I* all rlKlit. ,llul Mnrllm In IncrrilhT^lRrly dls- fiirlird. Kin- uitiilK to c:ijl roll^'p liul \oiil It-Ms lirr tliiH'ihove inl£lil incnit Hetty"* dfntli. 'J'lui( nlKlit A'cal trll* .Mnrlhu lie lovex her, Lint* (lint If xlit didn't love him, Hlie uould have fumed htm In In tliL' tiollee IOIJK UKO, And llic next du)-, en mule north wllli A'tal, Mnrtlut Kitddenly mvervcH her enr IILIO n nllln;; Ktatlun, while i\e:il IK iixleeii, nnj tellK thu nl It'iiduul Hint (iL'rry iiiiiHi lie iirrrKled. NOAV CO ON WITH TUB STOHY CHAPTER XV r PHE burly attendant took one look at Martha's pretty, troubled far?, and needed no further encouragement. In a swift movement he reached beneath tile cash register and brought out a revolver. Three long strides and ha was at the side of the coupe, swinging open the door. "Come on," he said, nudging Neal's shoulder. "Get out of there! Ncal stirred drowsily, then opened his eyes, found himself staring into the ominous barrel of the station attendant's revolver. "What's the idea?" He sat up straight, looking first at his as- sailunl, then beyond at Martha BriUain. "What is this, a joke?" "No," (he husky young attendant mentioned. "I said get out there, and it isn't any joke.' nlc'rrupled. No doubt about il, ic was enjoying himself as he had never enjoyed himself before. In ills excited brain danced sweet visions oJ newspaper headlines, maybe a reward for capturing a dangerous criminal. Neal lell silent. Though he was inwardly raging he knew now that lie was helpless. This giant idiot wouldn't listen to reason—and Marlha had already telephoned the police. Casually he asked his captor's permission to reach into his-pocket for a cigarcl. ln- slead, the younger man inserted one of his own between Neal's lips and lighted it. "I'm not," he explained, "taking any chances." 4 9 * TT seemed lo Marlha lhal she had hardly turned from the telephone when a siren-screeching police car rolled into the station lot. She was laken aback, however, when one of the officers reminded her (hat she must come to the slalion with them and prefer charges against Neal. The desk sergeant, under the impression lhal he was facing speeders or roisterers, yawned prodigiously as they entered the roo.1,. But a word from the offi- V made him sit slraighter. He Icuked hard at Marlha. '•What's your story?" Quickly she told him, avoiding Gerry Neal's eyes. She begar wilh the day she and Belly go Ihe job wilh the Airspeed Trailei Company, and showed her letlers from Arnold Sloss. She lold of Belly's disappearance wilh Sped- don, and how Neal had Insisted upon accompanying her. When she had finished, Ihe desk sergeant lurncd to Neal. "Wha have you to say aboul this?" he shot oul. "Nothing," Neal said quietly. He spoke over his shoulder to| think Miss Driltain has told you Marlha. a You hctlor call the police slalicn. I can't leave here or I'd lake him down for you." Neal's eyes widened unbelievingly. "Police station? Look here—" "No back talk, buddy. Hold quiet a minulc." tapped the bulge A huge hand in Neal's coat : DOWN WARO WIN OF A BIRO \S NOT DIRECTED- LIKE A .THE TILTING- OF THE WIN&S AND INDIVIDUAL. PRODUCE. THE PROPELLING- FORCE. pocket, drew out the revolver he had taken from Martha's coups. "Now just sil down on the running board there while the lady phones lor a nice big taxi." His expression ludirruous wilh aslonishinenl, Gerry Neal dropped i^nominiously lo the running board 01 Hie coupe. He saw Martha I laiting down Ihc receiver of the telephone inside Ihe glass cn- closure beyond Ihe gasoline . "See here, you fool, that > (N A.LIFETfME., MAN TRAVELS ALONG THROUGH SPACE WITH THE EARTH ABOUT otx/iNo MILUON MILES. ,,-q -*Rir,l has misled "'rifih'i ,id—" you.) You've no "Button your lip,'- the attendant the whole story." The oflicer shrugged. "We cai send out a description of Mis Haynes and this Speddon and 111 car in which they were lasl seer As for this man here, I'll be glai to see that he doesn't annoy yoi further. There's also the litll matter of a permit to carry a re volver" "T-then I may go?" asked Mar tha, trembling. me?" "Gosh, lhat's all right." He inned engagingly. "Just part of lie company's service, like wash- ng the windshield or putting air n your tires!" * <> l/TARTHA had answered Ihe burly attendant's smile, buf is she drove out of Eureka and m up the smoolh, wide highway, he felt litUe enough like smiling. ?he had imagined that she would be relieved beyond words to be id of Gerry Neal with his scem- ngly misleading advice, and his egotistical palaver as to what she felt for him. Hut somehow il was .-cry lonely driving the little coupe wilh the trailer swinging jehind. II was a loneliness grow- ng from more lhan Neal's absence from her side. She leal- ized she had no advice in the world, good or bad. There was no one now to whom sho could turn. True, she had (he assurance of the Eureka police that an effort would be made to watch for Spcci- don and Deity. But the desk ser- Jeant had been as dubious of her interpretation of the disappearance as had that exasperating de- ective, Sloan. What brand of stupidity was it thct made them re- ' gard her beliefs as coining from a suspicious ana Hysterical girl? She pressed on toward the border between California and Oregon. She knew (hat at the California border would be a traflic station, and she could determine whether the Eureka police had really reported to the state patrol. t •• If they had not, then she herself i: would. The California stale patrol was, she knew, an efficient and soldierly body which had brought many a fleeing renegade to the end of his trail. Yet she knew lhat she was hoping Brean, young lady back lo her car, you?" When she returned fo the gasoline station to reclaim the trailer arid coupe she foiin'd the burly attendant waiting',. ;expeclanUy. "What happened, lady? What are they going to do Id.hirn?" .'. "I don'l know," iyiartha' said. "At any. rate, they're going.lovhold him—and I can go oh in ' peace.' How can I thank you enough for against hope lhal, it Deity ami Speddon were still traveling, they were yet in California. When, after long hours of driving, she rounded a bend o£ mountain road and glimpsed the litllc traffic slalion her heart beat wildly. Drawing the outfit to a slop she asked Ihe alert officer if the Eureka police had telephoned. "Yes, lhat report came in. But Spedclon drove through here sev- lakc the cral days ,ago and there v/asn't -, will any woman with him." any Martha know? Are you"Absolutely. paled. "How do you -are you sure?" That week we were looking everybody over on account of a kidnaping up in Tacoma. . I looked in Ihc record book and-found Spcddon's name and his license number.' He was okayed through—and nobody was with him." (To lie Continued)- Mines Bureau Opens Virginia Test Tunnel FRONT ROYAL.'va. (UP) —To improve underground working conditions aMccting the health of min- espacially suitable for conducting ! drilling tests. The work is similar to that bsinn done in Ihe coal in- dutlry by the .Bureau of Mines' experimental mine af'Brucelon. Pa., where the prevention of coal- dust explosions has becti studied. ers and to increase the-knowledge Tnc tcsts a ' Mt - Weather also of metal mining, a research tunnel j W 2rc expected to reveal hew data has tDen established by the Fed- j regarding the comparative effi- cral Bureau of Mines at Mt. Weath- ciencies of rock drill bits of differ- ers, near here. . jent-.steel alloys and carbon steel. Findings will te published by the It is easy lo think of the earth making its yearly journey around the sun, returning to the same place it occupied a year before, but such is not the case. The earth is being carried along with others cf the sun's family, along a spiral course and we never rtturn to a former location. NEXT: How luli[i mania"? long did il take Ilcllaud to recover from "llic great ''OUT OUR WAY By Williams H<\H~I THIMK- GO1M 1 T TIME HE e>oes IN A STORE, WE GIT A SMALLER. OFFER- WE BETTER. GRA& WHUTS LEFT. ... 7. OUGHT TO OOK. TH' BUCk.S.,WHEM /< HE & IT TO US THE FALLING MARKET. Bad Hygiene Usually Responsible For Spread of Amebic Dysenlei 1 } 'the test, tunnel mem reservation. is on a govern- The \vcrk is in Bureau of Mines when tests have been completed. . charge of Wing G. Agnsw, resident engineer, in co-operating v.'ith j * the weather bureau nnd the Da-; f , , c M n partment of Agriculture. i LCilay Seller JjaVCS Problems studied in the espsri- | Pprmips Tn Pav $9 ^fifi mental tunnel with -.1 small force! rennies 10 «ay 9^,J»\) of regular workmen include tech-i' • nical investigations of rock drill-! CLEVELAND (UPI—Once a Ing,' and the formation and pre- i inonlh. for the past eight years, a vention of dust caused by blasting.! roly-poly man has appeared at the rock drilling, loading of mine cars White Eagle Savings and Loan Asand underground transportation. sociation office, and smilingly de- It was explained by the Bureau i posited 25 rolls of pennies in 100- of Mines (hat th« r.itc of the re-j penny pnckagcs, in part .payment search lunuci here was selected on a 32,500 mortgage . The man cccauso the prevailing ro.k uas is Frank Sikora. candy-store pro- prietor. For eight years, Mr. and Mrs. Sikora have scraped logsthjr Ihc penny profits from newspapers and candy bars nnd put Ihem away until the end of the monlh. when he would make the usual payment. While business men were struggling through the depression and dodging creditors, the Sikoms were pulling through on penny traje. "A penny saved, a penny earned," Sikora says. "Ihey mount up.'' He saves a few silver dollars, too, and says proudly. "I now have 12." The Sikoras have three children that, take turns bcrind the* counter. Sikora lias only 150,000 more pennies to go before the full mortgage finally is paid. The amount doesn't bother him, however. After wading through the troubles of tr.e depression on pennies, he has a spirit that can face anything financially. It has been found that rays of the sun often are hotter in winlcr than Ihey are in summer. OUR BOARDING HOUSE (Xo. 1831 BY UK. MORRIS FISHBKIX Editor, Journal of^ the American Medical Association, nnd of Hygci.i; the Health Magazine Infection .with amcbic dysentery isually is caused by bad hygiene. The organisms arc .spread by fin- ;ers. food, and files. Especially dangerous arc those distances In which a cook, a .silad lanciler, or some other hotel or restaurant employe has the disease and is not exceedingly «rc- fi;l aboul his personal hygiene. Since vegetables In .salads frequently are not cooked, they arc more likely to be contaminated than food substances thai arc. The common fly may brins the disease into a home by becoming contaminated wilh excretions containing the ameba. and thon alighting on food that may happen to be on Ihc lablc. In Cliinti and Japan, human excretions frequently are used us fertilizer for, vegetables and the disease, therefore, Is cxcccim::ly prevalent, in those countries. People arc protected against this condition, therefore, by suitable supply. * * * It does not seem possible loh.ivc physical examinations of {«xl handlers made sufficiently often so that the public can be protected from those who are diseased. However, food handlers should regularly report illnesses nlfcciing the bowels, and should be in.nle to practice a form of personal hv- gicnc \\liicli would minimize ii- (f possibility of their tian.-aiiuinu | disease. f After a person lifts had amebic | dysentery and recovered, he may 'carry the organisms in his bowel 1 for a long time ami thus constantly be potentially able to . transmit Ihc disease. ', In the Chicago epidemic there iwas wide contamination of water ; supplies by sewage. ; In the treatment of iimcbic dys- cntcry, several drugs now are ! available which seem to have a '.definite effect on the organisms. These include preparations of arsenic, emetine, and ipecac: also : certain drugs such as chiniofon. carbarsonc. and vioform. These arc highly toxic drugs and .should be taken only at Ihe advice of a doctor. Far more important than any altcmpt lo trc;it amcbic dyjctjlary, however, Ls its elimination from the community by means ol !he correct practice of modern scientific hygiene. ^ HA, AMOS,!. CAM TPAIK) AWYTHIWQ IWTO A WIWMER — MO£i5>E&, T^LEAS "RESPOND TO AAY MAGIC 1 — ~- GIVE ME A WEEK WITH A WILT3 (3OO5E,. /\KJP T-'LL WAVE HI^A •FLVlMc3 NOPCTH POP. TH' WIMTEP, AHEM I MOT A BAD -fAvAE "FOR A DAY'S BALLYHOOlMG — 6Z.S CUSTOMERS SQUEEZ.ED ^ IW , AMC? THOlJSANlDS V/ TURMBC5 AV^AY" -~*-~^ ]'/, C'cfwOW TO PAW6LE TH' BAIT ]>!> /' ^~ —^ <'// WITH A LITTLE AC7D&O \'/ CAPITAL, TO IMCR£ASE AAY j CAPAdlTY, T COULD OOUBL.E j TH' <3ATE .' , -r- - i\ With Major Hoople EM/2 WHAT'S THAT '<2 CUSTOMERS? WHY?-2£ TIMES I0<f THAT'e*6«.5O—AAY ' EQAI?, MAYMAP 1 CAM iMVEkSLE HIM INJTO LETTIMQ ME 1WVEST KEVVART? MOMEV IKI HIS Two Sides Chcrr Witntars 1 PIONEER. O. 'UF>| When ih I dispute, between Dr. W. w. t:i and Harvey A. Oish over ri?hu ... I.a driveway was aired in conwnu i picas court, virtually all bi:iin?\5 I in town was halted. Nearly cvay one was called to testify for one side or the other. Those who \v:ie not witnesses came to 'watch and cheer their favorite. •SHOW OM WHY, MY GOOD MAME WOULD (3ODOWU JM SHOvV HiSTOP,Y ALON1Q WITH THAT CVF BARM DM .' i The mud-skipper fish of Pni- luauese West Africa cannot swim. This curiosity breathes through iu •tail nnd drowns if il gort out oi 'its depth.

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