The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 14, 1931 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 14, 1931
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KKIHT u'TH:vii.j,F. COUIIIKU HEWS With i\ Defiant Gesture These Men Looked Into the Eyes of Death THURSDAY, MAY 14. 1931 Returns Ahev-14 Years to Find Two Half Brothers and a Sister. EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the second cf two exclusive stories mi the amazing carrrr of Arnold Godbcy Mho cullbtrJ In llir M,i- rinrs in 1011, won llie I). S. 0. at Chalfau-Thlrrrj 1 , rc-rnlistci), drsortrd In 1919, Joined (he French Foreign Tx-flon hi Afrira. WAS seriously wounded in a b-illlr with desert tribesmen anil reported Killed, spent months In an Algiers hospital, was legally drclur- td dead by a eourl In St. JoFrpli. Mo., and who now rrlurunl home (o srcct Jils mother, her present husband and Ills JOHNS half-hrcthers anil Inlf-^lsler, whom he had never seen. " BY J. P. WRIGHT • IWrlllen fcr NEA Srrvirel (Copyriijhi. 1931, NBA Service. Inc) ST. JOSEPH. .\to.—Tlie tal!lc tr prove that lie is still alive am 1 wasn't killed w'.:lle lighting deser' tribesmen with (he French Forchti! Legion In North Africa, as War ds- partmcnt recoids at Wnstilnjto:' say, may be a long one, but Amok' Godbey is contMcnt he can show that h'e Isn't deed. He has returned to his mother •now Mrs. Grace Godbey Mulkev after having bc;n nbscnl since 1911 and "officially" dead for one year. His background o! experiences it the World War and later In tlir • French Sudan have glvon Islm cupi'ili excitement. Now lie wnn( r settle down, establish his Identity and go to work. After being discharged from thr legion because Injuries made hlir imtit for service, ccltlng back tr America wns a problem. Naturally Godbey hadn't saved any. incut" from ills pay of five sous n day So he worked his way lo Greece or a freighter, obtained a job on another freighter going lo Spain and finally succeeded In reaching Kc« York by the sumo method. Fired of Desertion Chirje by Marine Corps In Brooklyn he surrendered lo U. S. Marine Corps officials to answer to the charge of desertion They relented because o( his record at Cbalemi-Thlerry and discharged him without punishment. However, Ks discharge was marked "undesirable" temporarily, but If he can prove lie is n goad citizen hr will be given an honorable tils- charge' In six months. In Washington he applied for • compensation money and learne* 1 ferine first lime that a court In St.' Joseph' hart declared him legal ly dead during his long Absence. I r this way he found the address of his' mother, who had re-umrbc during his absence. There wns r happy re-union between mother n«-' son and then Godbty mot hij liilf- brothers and half-sister, bom whtl* he was awav. After his mother married Prank Mulkey the fnmliv moved to St. Louis for n time an; 1 this, 'conplcd wilh the change ir name, explains how -he lost trace o! her. "I'll Just wort at anything I car get until I'm lezally alive," sav: Godbey. "Then, after I'm official!'- brought back - from the beyond. IT enter some felnd of business." Returns to Mother Who Thought Him IK-ad Mrs. Mulkcy couldn't bbllevo (ha he. WPS sltve when he walked We her home one afternoon recently She had waited years before having htm pronounced legally deiul hoping that he would return to h? . In April. 1930. sha presented the facts to Probate Judge A. B. Duncan. He gave the ruling which resulted In Informing the War Do partment that Bodbey was dend Mrs. Mulkcy was then able to ob tain $368 as her son's share of the Missouri bcnus for World War vet erans. ' "But when the court declared hin dead and I got the money. I mad up my mind then never to soend . it," she says now. "I put it in bank and there It is yet. He mean so much to-inc. I couldn't b?ar I sp"nd II." "And she needed it mighty ba> at times," says her proud son. ". The mother does not deny Hni For months she worked in a shir u-aist factory to help supnort family that required more incom than her husbnnd could earn hard limes. •Must Ilivr Court Detlire Him "Alire" The fact that she has obtained the money is handleann'nz Godbey In proving he Is actually alive. Tri? second week in June he MIKSI appear before the.probate court and ask that the ruling bo's?l aside. If at that lime any p?r c on believing Amo!d Godbey is d:ad appears and protests, the ludge's derision must be withheld until complele Investigation is made. With Godbey on the ground it is hardly expected that any pjrson will insist that he Is dead, but the I law demands certainties and not probabilities. Until he is declared "alive," Hie veteran cannot own prowrtv. can- nol vote and cannot engage in bus- : Incss in which his signature to any kinds of agreements would b» cx- • : peeled to be binding.. Meanwhile, he Is preparing to press a 'claim for S1787 which hs , ' 's»ys he has coming from the gov •:--' crnment for se^'ice., during fc«i It tf liillc 1 .; wcr? leveled. ..onlookers p; n military (Irlng squad evecitl'd llijlr leas bwii'l Ingclhrr, waving Incki'ruund. is ft crowd which wlim-ml Ilk' nutillc execution. rcw leiiM-ly Mlcnl... death was only n few seconds nwny. And In this rt'innrknklc Courier Nc\vs-NKA Sc-rvlce picture, taken just before three «:nvii'lcd nmnlercrs ut Guatemala Cily, Guatemala, you see how the condemned men met their tale. Note two of Ihc victims. n hat i\:i-l ;: luiulkm-lili'f in defiance of death. The arms of the oilier were thrown cut to greet Uic Impending hail of bullets. In Ihc ''•'Ihcy're My Folks" Says Returned Vet Here is Arnold Godljey with his mother, bis step-rather and his young hnlf-bruthers unrt half-slst"r who wcro born during his lon^ nl SPIICC. Left lo right are: Ilarhivl Mulkcy. Robert Mulkcy Mildred Mulfey. Arnold Godbey, Mrs. Grace Ciodbey Mulkcy mill Frank Mifkcy. her present hiubancl BCW'§ §11. always a good, safe and s.ine prae tice lo start tlie car In low, cvui \< the- busiest liafflc. 'I here is a knack in slarllivi i cnr and changing Quickly from lov to liiuh in Iruffic, without losing ar inch cf distance to any other diivci Low your mjufr?s mcrelv a push merely g:liing the car out of Hi -late cf ineilia, before it can Ix •hiust into second. H isn'i necessary either to push Ihe cnr up to -40 miles an hour ir. second, bcforo uclnx into high. In lad more harm than good comes ol I his. All thai is needed from sec- cud gear b to attain a spew! of 16 cr 20 miles an hour, wlien high Bear should be used immediately. The, icsult is no undue strain or, the engine. tciEier driving and as nuick n slurt this way as any ether, bi:l less efficient, method. 'Read Courier News want ads. ing the spark when the car h going up a long, steep hill and tho en- and labors. Many BV ISItAKI, KI.EIN Si'lmcc Editor,. NEA Service One of Hie important things to e ine slows dowi icmcmucr while driving is to avoid cars today have automatic spark overloading, or overworking the control and tins attention is 1111- eiiRine. necessary in. such c.ises. But those Hero Is a mechanism that oper- cars that are not equipped with ales at tremendous speed? in a way automatic spark control must be opposed lo Hie actual movement n[ walched closely for proper timinj (he car itself. It performs the dif- oi Ihe engine" ncnlt task nf converting what on-1 If tne me nl|ls 5 , 0 .,. and |a . Blnecrs call reciprocal motion into bo ,. s agalnst a tattd , ik( , a , hn , roiary motion. ' climb, and thd spark is; not rolard- I'hh means thai the straight up ;ea lo kce]l tllc Igll u iail ,„ stc|) „.,,„ Hid down movement of the pistons j , ne timlng of , hc t , ln(; a comicl . :ias lo become a rofary or circular croble lcnci „,„,,. ,, ia| , lne djmb 1: molion before It can be of any use In driving llie whrels. This is done by means of Ihe crankshaft and it Is llils piece of apparatus tlial has itself is added to the motor. Every time a piston rues in t'.s cylinder on thj compression stroke, it encounters the full force of a pre!° s A a " .'"- 0 -.-° rthcstmin i " volvc - 1 !ignlt(d spark, due to the advanced et that sum, It will help him to' and efficient nurse" who cared for, W o f r -, n amp r.., m p ? rlil,r^ ' ", lltC - I lllm ln a " A1? ' lms llos n !l!l1 nfl " 1'= r.. ; fn; v";; ^«i lv r, s so scvereiy vvoiimic<i ^" Give « ** Divorc \ui-.r- n i . . ' ' Ighlhig n S :iinsl Hie Rills. in this process. • • • With an engine operating at between 3000 and 4000 revolutions n minute, the main brarlngs. which take the sever thrusts of the pistcns against the crankshaft, mus', stand the greatest strain. Oil is nettled to kce;> them well lubricated and a good deal of care must te exercised by the driver to see that no more strain than is neces- "I don'l. know what became of lipr," he snys, "I M<- lost other tilings, too. Adds 111 the fertilizer cm-go of one of llic boals on which lie worked his wiv back ruined his clothe.? and his 's as well, he says. Despite Ihe mouths during which lie Ir.y in bed near dealli. Godbey Is in fairly Rood health now. lie b:- ieves quiet life and go.Td food and a good phce lo sleep will restore-It completely. Anil, of course, he'll b? happior when he is legally "alive." (THE END) While Ciodbuy Is walling for Ills resurrection," lie enjoys getting cqunlntcd with his family. He had ! on the way home" icvcr seen life step-father. Frank' jf» i os (. 0 [iir.r t)' lulkcy, until lie cnmc back, nor did ie know that lie had two hnlf- rotlicrs v mid n hatf-slster. "Tlicy'rc my folks," he' snys roudly. "And I'm Just Betting so know tliein." He calls Mildred Mulkcy. 11. "his little sweetheart." And the lillle, uuiirn-haircd girl smiles happily. lie other children are llarlnnil nd Robert. llielr half-brother ,ero Is the object of tliclr admira- lon. He and his step-fallier l:ave ecome great friends. Godbey also has two full brothers, Villlnin C., in (he navy and now tationcd at San Pedro, Calif., and Ben. of Santa Burbara, Culif. There's only one dispute in the amiiy now. It is between him and ils mother. She declares he should lave the $303 bonus money and he s determined that she should keep t. "I can work and I don'l n?c.1 it— •uid don't deserve it," h; dccl.ives. 'Mother has made a great nuny •ncrince to keep H intac! and I want her to have It. 1 hope to nnke up for the sullcrlng she en durcd while mourning me as dead.' Godbey isn't contemplating marriage—yet. He recalls a "pretty . a sary is applied to these points. Divorce Cause When a high rate car Is traveling of speed for a LOS ANGELES. IUP) — When' sldernblc lenglh of time, inlense hcat' is generated at the main bear- her picture Notre Diimo nlayed the University of Eoutlv?rn California in football' i"gs. The oil Is thinned down nl- hcrc last December Mrs, Ether !•'. • most. to ncthing and any shortage Gernenux's husband told her hc!°' nl1 will increase the danger of had a ticket for her. When game [ burning tlie bearings, time came, however, Gerncaux i The best way to avoid this Iron- failed to apiwar. Mrs. Gcrneanx j ble is not only to see Iliat, enough learned he had taken someone else I of Ihc best oil Is maintained in the Last Time Today Sec Rulli Roland in 'Reno' Atlm.—JIaUneo and Nifv 10 and 25c. Friday and Saturday ASA f ;pnrk central, and therefore has so much more forcelto combal on its wav to the lop of Ihc stroke. This expresses itself in the form of a hard, metallic kngck. It should be warning lo the driver lo retard thrt spark. •' At the low spe,~d of a hill climb, also, I lie oil prcfMirc is low. with tho result that thr- main bearings mav be dimi^e* 'hrough lack of sufficient lubrication. >..' Dcg-Catcher to Wear Armor CLEMENTON, N. J. (UP)—The og catcher of this bcrough will receive a suit of armor according 11 a bill approved by the council It was decided that t';e official djr catcher nnght need protection friuu- irate owners of dogs. She Trcivcd !fe W:is Wro:i{r KILMATCTIIOMAS (Watcrford) [re. tUI')—Angry thnt he insinuated she was of t:-.e "weaker s?x" ')}• oflcring her Ills scat in u motor- ins. a woman sluuuv:! a passen- ;er's face, and the conductar >jecled her. K1T7 THEATER Last Time Today See 'Trader Horn' Adm.—25 ami 50c. Friday and Saturday RICHARD ARUEN Gun Smoke ICtMk' Klnj of I Ii i- II :i d J| c n ' lie ('aunts his toughness i n the face of love! With Mary Itriau, Eugene [•alli'ttc, William Bo.vd, l.oui-je Fazen- ila. Atl 111.—Mnliiicc—10 and 30c. Night—10 and a5c. Stnrlln- i *'concl g?ar, espo- Ihe motor is Here they tome! Rcdmen and. Coining—Sunday and Monday vvhilemen in a true blue tale 1 —Ramon Novafvo in "DAV- of Ihe wild and wooly West!!! BREAK" ' l Adm.—Matinee and Night— | Coining—"CBIMARON" \vi'th to the game. Today tl::rc is an entry Ilc.ld Cnnr^r New,-; want nds. books of Los Angeles County to show IhnL Mrs. Gcnhcaux has divorced Carnie A. Gcrneanx. "He pi-mnlseri to take me to the Notre Dame game and bought a ticket," she explained to • a judge. "Then he look someone else and I didn't get lo set; the game." j crankshaft, but to drive at slighlly on the - lower than high speed when on a long run. Find a satisfactory cruising speed and slick to that, rather than push the motor up to Its limit, and you won't exp:rience any difficulty. Another way the engine is to of overloading neglect retard- Sunday MEMPHIS AND RKTURN GOING—Leave DKthcvillc nt 5:-18 A. M. or 3:52 p. M, Sunday. RETURNING—Uavc M-mnhls a late as 11:20 P. M., same day. ROUND TRIP FARE From Blylhcville Ibe l-i A Wonderful Saving for Women Who Sew! FLAT The Smartest Prints for Summer Comparable quality would have cost ^1-79 a year ago Your wardrulic will im-liule not one, but sciison . . . liny pi ints for the street and c ami evening . . . All for the price of remarkably Invv-piiced Silk! Printed Dresses this designs for afternoon . If von select tliia . C. 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