The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 20, 1934 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 20, 1934
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE OOUH1ER NEWS IKE COURIER NEWS CO, PUBT 0. R. BABCOCKj Editor aw. UADTO, AdTtrUiiBt Sole National Adverutinj Repr-.ftnUUm: Arkansas Dsiilw, Inc., Hew York, CWc*«o, Detroit, St. Louie, Dalits, Ka?;*« City.ldtmptli. Published -Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered BE second class matter' at the post ofllce at B:i'thevllle, Ar- katisas, under act of Congress, Oc- tobei- 9, 1017. Served oy [iic united Frew SUBSCRIPTION HATES By carrier In tne Oily o: BlvUicvllle. 15c per »wk or 56.50 per ycnr In advance. By mall within a radius oJ 50 relics, J3.00 per year. $1.5J for six months, 8Sc for l)»rec months; by mall In postal zones two to six, Inclusive, K.50 per year, in nones seven anr 1 eight, $10.00 per yeir, payable In advance. Uncle Sam Becomes a Leading Banker I'cople \vho like to sil alwul and di.scius whether UK- government uuglil to lake over bunking, might, stop n moment and consider to what extent it lias already done so. Since the hanking crisis of ihiruli, 1033, great changes have swept across tlic whole banking world, changes so sweeping thai tew realize them. The American Bankers' Association rei'cnl- ly summed up some of them, and the picture it draws is enlightening. For instance, we used to have 30,800 banks, back in 1921. Now we have something more than 1-1,000, a decrease of around 16,000 (over half). Abouil 4,000 banks have vanished since March, 1933. Several thousand banks owe the II. F. C. more than a half billion dollars on pledge, of valuable parts of their assets. * * * The R. F. C. has taken iwiru than a billion dollars worth of stock in li.-lOO banks by way of increasing capitalization, including many of the strongest banks in the country. Thus it has an , interest in «M per cent of all banks today. A million people and institutions have borrowed from the f>,800 loaning associations and corporations starlet! by the government to extend various types of credit. The 11. F. C. also has direct loans to various corporations totaling around $700,000,000. In the deposit field, the postal savings system has grown amazingly. More than 2,300,000 people now have savings on deposit in the 8,000 i«st- ofrices authorized to receive them. A thousand such offices have had to be added during the last four years. * * * Private agencies' have virtually abdicated from the credit field, the survey indicates. From ]922-t931^sccur- ities floated in private capital markets averaged more than live billions a year. During lOb'2-1033 these issues shrank to §621,000,000 a year, a decrease of almost 00 per cent. Somebody bad to do the financing. So the treasury did it. Add in the fact of federal depo.-il insurance, giving another government agency a direct interest in banking. Divorce of the security business from OUT OUR WA\' / PUTTIN' <JP"~ ROOT BEER, HAH? FINE? BUT TH' TROUBLE WITH VOU IS, ' THAT YOU DRINK IT ALL UP BEFORE IT GITS ANYWHERE NEAR RIPE. commercial banking puts ;i nw complexion on the whole field, and Die in- iluence of the Federal Reserve System is admittedly rising. So when you hear a discus.-ion of whether the government ought to go into banking, it's well to rcali/.ir right at the outset that the govi'riunwU is already in banking—right up to the hips. —liriiee Cation New Deal in War Statues Orange, Mass., is going to liavu a new war memorial. Hut it isn't, going to have the usual grim khaki-chid figure rushing forward with fixed bayonet—not even the heroic anil deliant soldier .standing with helmet i-akishly tilted and eyes uplifted. The model of the Orange mt'inorial shows a seated soldier in trench nip and roll puttees, one arm about a young .schoolboy, books under arm, who stands at his side. The soldier is telling the .schoolboy a story—mid from their attitudes you can sec that it is no fantasy about the soldier's personal heroism. The soldier is plainly telling the boy, not how lie, too, may some day attain to military glory, but how he may help bring about a day when there shall be greater glories. All this will shine forth from (he bronze figures. And who shall say lha_l. sui'li a war memorial is less a memorial to the American soldier than those "Victories" and "Glories" that clutter France? Equator to Arctic \V(j thought we hud this country pretty wull built up with mails. Yet the I'U'A, CWA and CCC found plenty of opportunity to build enough roads to girdle the globe, just in the lasl year. First we thought of roads from the point of view of the county. Then the slate road was the model. Then the stale road built with' national assistance. Then came the great national highways, east and west, north and south. Now we begin to think of roads in terms of continents. War Department engineers have found that the projected road from Seattle to Fairbanks, Alaska, is feasible. If put through, such road would lead to faster development of Alaska, and closer relations with Canada, both much to be desired. Further, it would-connect eventually with the road now being pushed south from the Rio Grande. This fall such an all-weather road is expected to be completed from Laredo, Texas to Mexico City. Later it is to be driven through to Central and South America. It will be a proud day for America when it has a road on which ils people may drive from the equator to the arctic. No "strategic highway" such as bellicose countries arc fond of building, but a broad highway of peace, linking with a friendly tie the peaceful people, of the western world. SIDE GLANCES By George Clark not be reasonable to Include all other Items that carry a lower tax or uo t»x at all, now being cold in adjoining states? In conclusion I will ujr I am not IUT- prlsed at the paaaafe of this act. But I was surpriied when our learned -Jurtot and governor let tills become law by .hU -signature. B. N. Farrar, Blytheville, Boutc 2. CHURCH EXCUSES By C**. W. \VEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1934 "I think you're jusl buying one more thing we haven't iv use far" liny use for.' As I have often said, Jim—that's my husband—has a very large and active mind and is capable of planning very • worthwhile things for our church. That is, if we ever could get our letters so that we could go to church. Of course, Jim—that's my husband—has never yet completed any of his plans, : so ii Is not possible to say they i would be a success. I know thai he had one plan about worked out and fojind that It was not a success, as it involved a number of people who did not agree with the theory the plan advocated, however, all agreed that the plun was theoretically correct but 11 would not work. Though IK | says it would have worked, had I the others who were involved understood it as he did. He gal his ideas from a preacher he heard preach on what he called the plan of salvation, .which Jim— that's my husband—says lie learned later Tailed lor the reason that it was so intricate, that but very few seemed to understand It. No one will doubt had this preacher been preaching the plan set out in the Bible, his only dim- THIS CURIOUS WORLD Your Food Should "Fit" You Like a Good Suit of Clothes BY I)K. MOIUtIS HSHBK1N .been a food of man for thou- Kditnr, Journal of Hie American I .sands of years. Mcdli-al Association, ami of Ily- • \vcl culty would liave been people to l>ear him. getting ia, the Health Magazine Carelessness Blamed for Grade Crossing Crashes WASHINGTON. CUP) —Pure ciu-elcKsnr.'s and the disregard of simple safety rules by motorists • of years, iinri II, Is usually are two of the . principal factors digested. responsible for an abrupt increase. It is now recognized that the When your doctor puts you on; activity or the bowel can be ciuite n diet, lie lits the food you need! well regulated through suitable to you just ns your tailor rtoos a' diet. Persons with excessive loose- -icd suit of clothes. But even if ness of tin: bowel should have •ou don't go on a diet, there are; diets with a small amount of ome general facts that apply, ex- • le.ddnc. so that the lower end ol nelly iis clothing in general ap- '. the bowel will have little work plies. to do. In the llrsl place, it is known Jn sucl , di t t , SMUTS ally rind thai Hie trouble Is clue lly On lo cabbage, apples .inmalocs. milk , un tllc olher ntlnrt Patlems chocolate. Intuice, coffee, straw-1 .^ , bott ' cls . arc not sufficiently berries, epgs, meat, cucumbers, fats, radishes, cheese, cauliflower, active can lake a diet with a mile more cellulose or 'residue, includ- mils If, however, ' .'; ing figs, whole wheat hrend, raw I'H" I /_..!*„ ..l vegetables, salads, prunes. i-nii cal.'bin' the" \Mctcaline fact I poo . dl . il " lily ** necc ssary to add a is thiil some of these foods urny : cclt ?'"„ ! " nou ' H ot i»<liBestlblc oil be just right for .some iiropic. but!? 1 ' b " tky sub; invariably give trouble to others i'° alti ;>cll °"- peppers, primes, ornngcs, and s;u-., inon. • Iruils . This would seem to inchide i r, ry ' pracilcnlly all Ihc foods (hni you \ substances to the diet One intcrcsthm fact that has recently bcei; establish^, about disease is Ihc iiree&sily for hal- p.ncing the diet even of a sick man whose selection of foods has lo lie res'.ricted. In other words, even if n diet hns to be selected for a ccrlnin illness, the doctor must Ire Mire that, the patient is sellinp all the necessary substances, including minerals, vitamins, and necessary sails Another iiUeroMtnij fact in con- ncclion with nutrition is Ihc kind of superstitions that have existed among medical men concernins els. For Instance, there's the Htcmcnl "avoid fried and greasy Tods." Actually, food properly icd by immersion in fat U not idigcstiblc. Well-made pie crusts and pas- Bv Williams OH,TVE TOOK CARE OF THAT' I PUT A LOT ' OP PEPPER IN IT, so t COULDN' DO TtHAT. The Editor'^ Letter Box n grade crossing accidents, the ilKJTnov G^T'VE ELEPHANT IN MODERN HISTORY, WAS MOUNTED, AFTER. DEATH AND NOW STANDS IN TUFTS COLLEGE " '1ASCOT/ HE IS THE WORLD- LARGEST COLLEGE .MASCOT MAKES' IT5" NEST OF A CURIOUS SUBSTANCE \VHKH EXUDES PRO/A ITS OWN BODY HAS ONLY JBMSV gp^ Jumbo's fame was due not only to his great size, but to the fact that he was an African elephant, a species which is seldom shown in circuses because of its fierce disposition. His advertised height was 12 feet, but a careful measurement made In 1883 showed him to be less than 11 feet. NEXT: What famous oak tree still is standing in South Bend, Ird.? says in a pre-vacation plea to motorists to exercise maximum care. Accidents at grade crossings Increased 34 per cent during the first two months oi 193* as coin- American Automobile Association pared with the corresponding per- iod of last year, and llic injury lisl shows a 44 per cent rise. These figures are viewed with especial concern by the Automobile Asso- ciaiion due to. indications that, travel (his summer will be great- than ever. CHAPTER XLVUI r\ON*NA hid watted BO long Tor *-* Bill's tekgram, asking over aod over again If a message had come for her. that wbep at last It was put In her hand she was afraid the prinled words were.'a delusion. There were :only five words. "Come home first train. BUI." Ibiims from her traveling bag. In less than 15 minutes she had them all back, had snapped tbe lock, paid her bill and checked out of the hoiel. It made little difference to Donna whether she had an hour or five minutes to wait at the station for a train. Once her ticket was In her purse, slie would feel that she was on her wajr bach to Bill. Fortunately ehe did not have long to walL There was Jusl titne The 303-Foot '/.ore <To the £(lkor:> I invite the readers of this ilem to i;rt their .slate map of Arkansas and make a careful study of ils boundaries. They will find some very Interesting facts relative to bordering stales and towns. We have within our stats two separate stale taxes on gasoline and arc familiar with its passage by the last legislature. To this phase of my subject I to invite the thought of al p:op!r. was such a wish onr law passed? In order to compete with '}• is not necessarily indigestible, 'hose bordering suites that lowever. certain persons may re- ct to certain foods because of a >ccia Isnsccptibiltty and for these wrsons foods fried in such fats re sure to be indigestible. * • * It is H common belief that led icats arc- bad for some peopl .dually, however, red meat Is no •orsc than while meat. Moat has a lower stale tax on gasoline than we have, How can the tax be placet! on a competitive! basis? The acl slates, 300 feet from the boundary line yas can be sold fit a_ price being sold by bordcr- M) ttiS states, or at the some rale [c !0f lax as fixed by other suites. awar wfti him. First let me tell you that Grandfather left the farm and all tk* money Lo possessed to me." "Oh, I'm glad!" Donna cried. "I'm so glad!" "Doesn't it strike you as curious that he should do that?" "I don't know. -Biit If bo hadn't | died so soon 1 was going to Insist that he must cbanse his will. If tbe farm is yours—why did. you ast me to come back? [ hoped it might be because you loved me but I know It isn't,' You net as if you hale me." "No. I'm waiting to hear the truth. I'm willing to accept any explanation tf you can give m& one, Madeline. Or should I call you Donna?" She drew back. "You—you know?'' "1 know part of it. Here, read Mils!" From his pocket lie drew n and I »m glad yon an Bill's wife. I pray that when ho leun> ell till be will know, as I do. that you are sweet and good and that nothing must ever come between the love you bear each other. "Year Grandfather, Amo3 Siddal." Tears rolled unheeded down Don- i\ na'a cheeks. They were tears ot .1 gratitude, of tenderness r.nd grlet for the dear friend with the understanding heart. Bill watched tier, his own eyea dimmed. There was a lump in his throat. "Whore ia Madeline?" he askert. "She's dead. She died lasl sum- "And— " "Slia was Con David's wifo. I , -- .~ ,,.... ^ , IIII&L num ins pucKti in; uruw 11 buy tbe ticket, telegrapb Bill j r olu ed sheet ot paper and handed It when the train would arrive, and j, to her. The handwriting rao ANNOUNCEMENTS The Courier r.'e*s has been au- horizcd lo announct the following candidates for public office, sublet lo the Democratic primary tit August: For Representative IVY W. CRAWFORD CURTIS J. LITTLE For Coonljr Jaift ZAL B. HARRISON OEOROE \V. BAHHAM For Mcmtxr of Congrcsi CLINTON L. CALDWELO For Sheriff and Collector CLARENCE H. WILSON for Rc-slcction for Second Term For Connty Trcasnrer JOE S. D1LLAHUNTY ROLAND OREEN Vor Ciicult Court clerk HUGH CRAIG ADDISON SMITH H. B. (SKEET) STOUT For County Conrt Clerk PRED FLEEMAN For Re-EIectlon [or Snd Term For Assessor H. L. (UlLLYi C1AINES B. C. (IKE) HUDSON k of JACK ROBERTSON Missouri being on our north, with several hlyhly traveled roads cn- Icrin it Irom Arkansas, and il having ihc lowest tnx of any bordeiing state, we will for the present discuss this. Since the passage of this special act. Ivown as the 300 foot line, there have been several service stations opened in lliis zone that sell B;LS al n lower rate than it can Ix- sold between the zone lines. Thi.s is especially true along the Aikaiisas-Mlssouri" line. This acl allects every property owner who x hns land __ within 300 feet and one inch, 'or more, in the event their tax on gas is less than the 6'i cent slate tax In Arkansas. This act is very flexible. U'e therefore assume in the event tordpiing stales should pass a special act, establishing thsir zone. where no tax would apply within a .specified tone. Arkansas could not colled any tax in their special .loo-tod; zone, for no competitive tnx in that event would exist. What has Ihls act done to help Arkansas revenue? Will some one answer lhal? One thing il -has done. It has aroused every person in Arkansas who is engaged In Ihc gas business. It has said to the world, .we stand ready to establish our own tax zones In competition with those adjoining states who dare to have a less f^t» tax limn «c. And to its own ii.ople. il "...i do not lue t n thiJ flexible zor.e you canaoi cr-j^ge In ifce gis business -slthout ply- in? higher rate. Would "it Ifien scurry through the gates. On the Ions trip she rehearsed over and over in her mind ho* she would tell him her story—liow ehe had deceived him about-..the real Madeline's death and tbe purpose of Con David's visit to Lebanon. Of ono thing only was she positive. Bill had not believed .thai ehe had cloned with Con. He might have thought she had been married to Con, but never that she bad run away with him. Why had he wailed so long to tend for her? It must have been on account of the will! Bill had read tbe will and knew that the. property was hers now. The train wheels spun around ami around, carrying her nearer to Hie cltmai of tbe drama. Dill met her at the depot. He had become an austere, grim-faced stranger who took her luggage without a word of greeting and then walked briskly to the little car. permitting her lo get In wilh- oiil assistance. His silence, his rigid lips and uncompromising attitude gave Donna no help In starting her confession. Twice during tho ride over the snow-caked road ehe tried to tell him how grateful she was because he had sent for her. but the words stuck in her tUroat, She managed nt last to say, "Of course Grandfather is buried." "Yes."' ,t'i AJISS PERKINS had gone and * the door that led Into the room where Grandfather had lain for so many weeks was closed. Ever?' thing else seemed the »»mc. Minnie rushed to meet Donna with qpen arms and burst Inlo tears as she kissed her again and again. "You shouldn't aavo went. Mis' Siddal! You shouldn't have went! My lands, but I'm glad Tou'fe back!" Bill's gruff, "That will do, Kin ate," «rnt til girl back to tbe Wick en. TVbon tt« husband and wlte were alone la the lltUe sitting room Bill said, "Sit down. There's tn explanation I want from you.' "You -kaow,' Donna choked, "titt I wasi't married to Con Datld— •ver?" "Ye|, I kao-r thit 1 also kao th«. in tpitt cf tha t«t tlat «rtry thlag psi?te to M, you didn't" nia oblitiuely, was uncertain and at times difficult to read. "Dear Bill." Donna niade out. "As wo forgive our debtors BO are we forgiven. .When you read this, my boy, I'sliall be gone and you will be suffering a double paiu, but if 1 can understand the motive that prompted the deception and take iato niy heart and home the deceiver how much easier It should bo for yon who have made her your wife! "She's a dear, sweet girl, my boy. And sbe loves you. The reason she deceived us doesn't matter much since sbe gave me more than sbe ould have asked. At first I thought he property might be an attraction rat I soon knew that wasn't true. Just realize, my boy, that you've a above many. Love her and euerigh' her and be happy. "I have deeded the farm to you since the real Madeline, caring nothing for it or tor me, Is not en- Hied to it and the masniier.idinE Madeline could not hold It in court. "Your loving Grandunclc, Amos Siddal." "Oh!" Donna sobbed. "Ho know. He knew and he didn'l lei mo even don't want lo say anylhlug unkind of her, but when I camo lo the farm tlie first time it was Madeline who persuaded me to do It. It soemeil a Inrk to me. Anil after Hint I lored him—and Ihe Idlers you ivrolo—" "And?" . ..;,. "And tliis," Dill went ou, "was addressed to yon." * » • . r<HE second note began llnis: ^ "Little girl whose real nama 1 do not know (although I believe you must be Madeline's partner, Donna Gabriel), I'am writing lliis to thank you for the happiness you gave me in my last days. At first I didn't know that you weren't the grandchild who lefl me In my old age and cared so little for rae that she woald not even spare a few hours to make an old man happy. I thought that lime must have made the changes in your voice and features, yet from the day you c^me into the house 1 felt somft- Ifcins—»n added softness and « ItoitrneM that Madeline Aid not my nccitlcnt she wrole • you. She tliouglil slio was doing the right thing. Truly she did! Slio knew I would lie helpless nml III for a long time. At first I didn't understand—and then I was sn happy horc. and she wanted ma to stay. Oil, so many times I Tvanied lo tell you His truth but I was afraid! I thought you would turn against me, and you had grown to mean so much to me. And if yo;i hail toltl Grandfather it would have been such a shock! All Iho time he knew—" Bill did nol answer, bill Blood staring at the carpet. "Madeline loved Con," Donna went on, "He had wauled to Furry me—but after I left he marriei! her. She didn't want tne back ID the circus. And then—you asked me tni niairy you. I moanl to lell yon Hie trulli. Before God I meant to tell yon! But Grandfather had tbat stroke and—oh, Bill, bo generous! Say you understand. lie did. Can't you? "I didn't mean to do anything wrong. It was just Ihat 1 was so atralil of losing you! I thought you would bo hard—like you are now. Bill, il you send mo away I can't live! There Isn't anyililog | n life for me but you. Thoro never lias been since the time I first, met you- "Gradually, Slie broke inlo bitter sobs. He took her hands anil pulled her to her feet- "Why did David coma back here?" lie demanded. "He—he knew Grandfather wasn't well. Ke wanted to gel the prop- oily Itat would have been Madeline's. I hate him! You bollove that, d>n't you?" His arms folded her close. "Darling," ho whispered, "if yon had only trusted me what a lol of suffering w* bolh would have been fpared!" me to take the place ot tbe eyf* I bad lost, I EJW you. I saw a*ott»f .girl who, tor some reason, bed cboMB t? P u ? tb* part ot mj JYpu won't send me away?" "The next time you try to leave the sight God me I'll drag you back by ths hair 'J- I a» taacktul M for ths coxpaaloaship you hav« given m« ol your head," he laughed. But there was a sob In the laugh. "Supper!" Mtanle announced from the doorway. Then, "Ob.—es- CUEB me!" She eaw Bill and Madeline to an embrace that rui even • her presence interrupted, IHE EXD

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