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WU5J3 FOUR BLVTHEVILLB (AUK.) COUKIEH'NEW THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. ;•;'•;•' • H W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBORY, Editor . • ,°AMUEli F. MORRIS. Advertising Manager Sole. National Advertising Representatives: . Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythcville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by Uie United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blyttievllle, I5c per week, or 650'per month. By mall,, wllhtn a radius of SO miles, 53.00 per year, *1,50'for six month?, 76c for three months, • by mall In postal zones two to six j',cIUEiv«, $6.50 per year; In zone^ seven and eight, $10.00 per, payable in advance. Refom.ing the Comphx Tax Structure Rov. Ctilbert U. Olson of Calii'ornw, troubled by Iho wide vnviancc in income tax rates among the .states ami . by the small perccntstgu of income taxes collected eomjjsiral to the tola! tax levy, recently' proposed a rearrange-, ment in the tax picture, lie suggested, among other things, that uniform rates be established by the federal government- so that all income taxes might be collected centrally and propor- - liomite shares returned to (lie slates. The governor's plan would certainly eliminate fears among stales that industries are driven out because of high state income taxes. Hut lo place such u proposal into effect might, initiate an economic" revolution in this country, ^the results of which might be too disastrous to imagine. The lax structure' ,of the United States is much too in. ..vblved today to admit any .sudden sweeping reforms, however meritorious they may lie. Seventeen states today levy income taxes, lint no sales tax. Six states have sales taxes without income taxes, ami 17 depend _on both for their revenues. Eight states have neither income nor . sales taxes but rely entirely on other forms of taxation, such as property, gasoline, liquor and tobacco (axes. Sales taxes vary' from <4 of 1 P«>' cent to a per cent and produce yields anywhere from half a million dollars, iujConneclicul, to 86. millions,. m.Cali' 'lorma; Income lax'raWs 'vary from '?•$> ' . of • 1 per cent on both'personal and corporate incomes, in Maryland, lo a i to 10 per cent range on personal and a straight C per cent levy on corporate incomes, in Minnesota". The federal graduated income tax rate is the same in every state of the nnion. In .states which depend, ' not on sales taxes, but on income taxes for their chief source of revenue, it might be assumed that the proportions of state lo federal revenue would remain reasonably constant. But it doesn't. In Delaware, the slate revenue approximates only IV; per cent of Hie federal collected. In Kansas the )icr- • centage is 33; in Kentucky, 31- in Maryland, 27; in Oregon, 83,' in South uu-olimi, 60; in Tennessee, 20, and, in Wisconsin, 75. None of these -status nas a sales tax to supplement its income taxes. Obviously .some of these status must depend more heavily on other forms of taxation. It was only a generation «g o that the inconuMax- was inaugurated, but OUT OUR WAY in the year ending in Juno, 1939, 27 per cent of the total revenue in the United Stales was collected through income taxes. Like civilization itself, the tax structure of a nation cannot suddenly be lunied over with a spado. Taxes in certain lields, which may be loo high, must be made up somewhere. Some uniform and centralized tax basis miglft he advisable as a 'means of of eliminating unfair multiple taxation. I3ut the process must be slow and natural. It cannot be adjusted suddenly by edicl. \Vai- Out. War-time dictatorship, in otherwise democratic nations, is not confined to the machinations of the central government. It spreads its tentacles into every county and hamlet; it touches every local official. Its decrees are almost as stringent, if not tniitu as brutal, as those of a peace-time Fascist power. England is learning all that over .•(gain. The people and their local officials in small communities far from London and comparatively safe from Ihe ravages of air-raiders are no longer seir-govorning. If the Crown was apathetic about their small all'airs before (he war, il is vilally in lores U:<! in them now. England has been divided into 10 regions, with an additional region each for Scotland and Wales. Knch region is governed strictly by a commissioner sent out from London. The entire system is closely co-ordinated with Whitehall. Win- always brings on those: things. The little liberties that people once know and hardly ever thought about are curtailed. Freedom of press, speech and assembly are privileges to be used discreetly, not openly as before. iN'o nation, not the most democratic among them, can escape martial, dictatorship, when war .strikes, mid that's a point. for all Americans to remember. /oys do Pun younjr, Klhelb'ej;l may iiued an ad- vmt&cl{(ioui'so;in 'phy'sics^'aiul electro- •. dynamics to piny' with h'is Christmas toys this year, but at least he won't need a working knowledge of military taclics and gunnery. To American parents, whose lives arc al least indirectly inline-need by the war, the news that military toys are not being emphasis- ed this season should bu encouraging. Less than J per eonl of, the toys recently displayed in New York reflected the influence of war. Mostly, the playthings have taken a technical bent. Sound ell'uels (U|uipmenl and parts for a complete miniature broadcasting slaUon are among Ihe newest altraelions. Girls, who don't usually care for miniature camion and pop guns anyway, are likely to get ultra-modern dolls \dlli bustles, upswept coiffures and wasp-waists. What's the point in teaching our youngsters to piny at war, anyway? WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IS, 1930 SIDE GLANCES by Gafbraith "All 1 (jol is the fc'ininiiu' viewpoint—-why mx-n't ihi-vc sonic nu-ii iinnnul hcn-'M ' ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD \-V.HEiN WlrsJT'EPS. COAAES, | | BUT THE MALE 1 KEEPERS O THE= E=.f5!XJA FOE UVfN<S IM THE DOES THE . TRAVEL AROUND THE MORTH STARL OK. COPB. 19393YNE,! SERVICE. INC. r. M. REC, C. S. TAT. Off. ANSWEH: Counter-clockwise. Actually, the apparent motion'is due lo our earth's turning on its axis from west lo cast. NEXT; Arc foiir-Icavcd clovers scarce? Mind Your Manners We, too. Ijcllci-c the war wllt-must-comn to nn end, but each nation must, limit Itself to its own spheres of liilliicnce.—Adolf Hitler, spraking al anniversary ofAHinlch beer Imll putsch Test yoar knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then chcckini; agaimt the authoritative ans/vrs below: I. Is it. good manncr.s to call a friend on the telephone and s,v."Guess who tlxis is?" 'i. Flow should nnn ncknov.1cJ-.ic (gifts received ;it the time of an I illness? 3. Should a teller ever be ;id- dre.-v.ed Margaret Smith? •I. Ho»; .should a letter lo n smull bny be addressed? 5. Himjild a Imy l>e taught is raise his hat when he meets a grown-iiu acriuaintuncc en the slrccl—wliclhcr it Is n woman cr a man? What ivoi.-M you cio If— While you are sitting talking to {jurats, you arc brought a written message or telegram. V/oult ,'EH, 5UT HIS V; :-- MOTHEd \\OUVP V- HELP HIN\ SELL \r~- IT-MINE. VVOLJLO ]-'-,:HAVE ME IM7H' /;V~',V- '.VHSEL CHAIR IF V ' ' ' 1 PlD TH-M.'YCljC; \ 6ACV,e,ROl.\MD V HSLPS, Ctl IT -, TXJM'1.' w?^^ S ! 1T ISf-:: -^ ii :>v.;; v THERE'S ABSOLUTE t- / PROOF OF HIS SUCCESS - I AMP OJR FAIL: VOU«yi TO BE Cffl.0- t COL'LDM'l EVER. SELL .'AY (XXi, .'-\V BE?V PR\EMD SELL V-:& SELL EITHER. OM5 OR BOTH-BUT I'LL HAVE TO GET SlK DOLLARS FOP By J. R. Williams OUR BOABDING HOUSE " with Major Hpople MY TITLE or- 'MAJOR? CERTA».JLY -- ' SIMPLY AVJ HOMOKEO .,„.,..,„„„ ' TPAT CLUNG TO WE APTER 7HC - EOER WAP.,IN VflUCH V WAS > WOUNDED M THE BWTVe OF- 6PSOM KOP.'—~ ARE YOU BY 1 CI-UNCE, FWAIUAR, WITH THE- DEEDS OP AHMS IM TH^T i 7 .-A./t:U.,WaL-'---' biVAit. WORLD, \w? IT ? 'SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL BY TOM HORNER COPYBIOHT, l»J9. USA SERVICE. INC. Ifxtfrdny, Arnold llrnlliorno mil I'm (In, |i(j. KImK „.(,„ |,. 1(4 . I, (N| "" !S ""MS fur III* |)iurili-r<-r. Jll» Im'k liiis ,,,,, ,j v .i. while l.i- n- f""i Ills phrnunii-nril ljn»h.f«s iim-rits. tin- ,I. IIM . „,„.„*. dr.- killer i-iili-ra. llrii|li,, rm . ri-i'iiKlilat-H !>!» vf.iKur, liilu-s ;, ,u. H ,i rr ,,(c ^Uiiate. CHAl'TKK II JT-JUDDLED ,-igalnst Hie aalcposl, Patrolman Klyim h,-,d not missed the sliver or lighl thai (II- UTcrl through the rain as Arnold Menthol-no peered out Into Ilic ^loi'in. KOI- hours ho had watched 'h-"l windmv, steadily, throughout •lie nlghl. He knew Arnold Ben- Ihornc wos in thai room—waiting. "I'oor fool," l-'Jynn said to himself. "Him and all his money—and afraid dial someone's going to get him. Silting up there waiting. Cold and wet as they .-ire, I'd rather he in Dan Flymi'j,- shoes tonight than Amok! Benlhorne's." Hi- jumped, involuntarily, at the sudden llasli of lighlnim;";md Ihe chip ot linuidur lhat followed. He hunched-hi-,':-;houlde,-i deeper into his raincoat, resumed his pacing back and forth before the gale. * * 5 j^ TAX1CAK slid to u stop at the curl). The door opened and a young mini's head emerged. "Officer! Oh, officer!" the'young man culled. t'lynn turned. "What do you want, al this lime of Ihe night? If you're drunk, you're disorderly and I'll—" "It's not drunk I am, officer. We're looking for a minister. We want to j;et married." "What?" "Thai's right, officer," the taxi Benthorne paused, Undecided. "First place Helen and Joey would loot;," he said, halt aloud He stepped to the window, pulled back the ,],-,„„ sharic , Rain drummed unceasingly against the panes. A fresh, cool draft swept into the room as he raised the sash a few inches. A Hash of lightning revealed the dai-k-contcd figure of a policeman, huddled against the gate. There was another in the garage, ;, third at the u-ai- driveway, Benthorne knew. Thunder'shook the house, valued Ihe window. The licking ot tl)0 clock . (bovu the fireplace .echoed throughout •'he ensuing silence. Only a few minutes more, Ben- thornc thought. There was yet one chance—only one—but IIQ would take it. Quickly lie returned lo the desk, turned (he lamp shade so lhal Hie light fell more upon the closed door.' H'-' crumpled the paper in his h-'iiul, tossed il into the waste- b.isUet. He opened a desk drawer, took out a revolver. The safely riicked. He replaced it, carefully leaving the drawer open. Pulling his chair back from the circle ot jjgM, ve t sli]J w , ithjn mich of !i-,o gu;; in tiie drawer, Arnold Benthorne.sat down, '.vaited for his murderer. "If you're' going to write down our names, you'd belter step into the cab, sir," the youlh suggested, "Here, climb ill. I'll stand oul on the curb. I'll turn on the light for you." WAR 15 te FMAUJAR TO M&j /AA.TOR, AS A FI5H WE^O J5TO A CKV.I--^^ J vVAS 1W ii THE CAVALRY UMD^R JTOHM DENTOM PlMKSTONE FRENCH —WE V-IERE CITED FOR OUR VICTORY AT KUP DRIFT' YOU sw YOU AT .SPIOM VCOP? THW6 WHERE GEMERAt BULLER'S TORCE6 '.ME^E RUM BY THE BOERS/. G YOU <SMOT~™ IM £[E coulrt sec the headlines— "BLOO1JV BEtNTHORNE MURDERED." Thai would I)o old Parker's slu:n(. Tlic.v haltcl him, loo. Koughl his inctho*, tried lu Imp him. But never <|iiitc- suc- cc'eclcJ. "BENT{1OI!NK, V1NANCIEH, FOUND DKAIV Hood ,,lrt mi>- strvalivc Ci.rlci- Smjfii. Wishy- WMliy. Afraid to ,.-;ill a sjiiicto ;i you— *rt^ Oi)'.-n ;t. imcl rr,Ttl it l\>i Kay, -will you excuse mo" before oin-niiig it? Answers 1. N<>. 2. B\- ;\ nolf—if |xB.<iMr. 3. No. Ml>.s ,\jarsarel Sinil.li— no mutter hm- youiif slic Is. •I. Mnstrr !);i!|)i, Jones, • 5. YPS. Ursl "Wlmi Would You Do" .\o- liitlon—(b>. pulled his notebook oul of a raincoat pocket, leaned, wcl and dripping, inlo (he cab. In the now. The older boy, Billy Watson, had challenged his right lo sell Papers on lhat corner. Arnold— his name was nol Benthorne then had refused to fight, had run away in terror. ' )!cUlre to mind. -n n. illys face, disappearing beneath the walccs of the river. Arnold ..ad run screaming lo the nearest policeman; menhacl Uivt-cl into the river for Billy's botiy. The crowd ju-iiisecj Avnold—he had done all EvenjBIlly's mother wat liysleric-ai Tliey ncver'found Billy's body. It was just •- -*' " Illustrations t\) Ed Guilder. Uirowinc a shaft oC lighl on llic tall, old mail, "Come right in, Mr. Alston," came the butler's voice. "Mrs. Benthorne is in her rooms. Shu asked that you corne up iinmctii- alfly. It's all i-jglil, officer." The door closccf. As the policeman returned lo his post just iii- woiilrt e\-ev solve. For years i'],,, v had been speculating as lo whcix- Arnold Bcnlliomo got Ms stake- No one knew him wlien he first »-!,"£, lo Nctt ' York ' :11 'mecl with 5=0,000 atitl lite determination to ice lo him, after he crying had slopped. • """" "^ we ^- Someone might have wondered abwut lliosc bruised knuckles—bruised as Arnold pounded Billy's li« E p,-> as he clung to the dock. The papers would not lc-11 that slory tomorrow, f t >—there would be columns about Arnold Bcnlhorne's phenomenal rise in Ihe. business world. They would lell how dying stocks revived under his'magical.touch, liow he pyramided his wealth inlo millions. There Voiild be ihe story ot his vusl Victories, his lliousands ol employes, llis charities would be mejilioned, and the scholarships his wealth had made possible. There would be pictures, loo, of Benthorne — dark-haired, (Ulyish, •lis cold, piercing eyes staving out 'rom the Iean;hard,iEss ol his face. fie hoped they would use that picture he had had made last month —Die one I lie photographer suid uadc liim look like a dictator. Helen's picture would be back » the papers again, too. The so- iely edilol-s would see thai his marriage to'Helen Alston, dauijh- ''cf ol cnn .oC America's g,x-:iti- s l molor Iruckmanufucturcrs, would not be forgotten.'. . The gossip columnists had enjoyed a Held day guying ll u; real "icls Ixsliind ihe AIslon-Bcnthornc wcdduiH—wondcrin" how one of society's favorite debutantes could; knew—nor would ever know—the Eloiy of "Big Ked," They had met in Alaska. "Big Red" had come in with the Klondike rush, hunted his strike for 20 years. And he had found il~ far inland, among unmapped mountains, "Big Red" had found his «o!d. Benthorne—his namR had been Benson HIGH—learned of the mine when "Big Red" filed ins claim. He hnd followed "BiR He remembered Red' . ere Big Bed's" piteous cries ws he left him, blind and dying in'that forgotten valley. He had Inkcn "Bi« l!«l' s " ]Mme —John Mouglas—j W wrll ,.,,,. i,^ claim title and ore samples, until he had sold oul lo i pany. a mining coin- He had listed "Big Roci'' as one of the /li'o-aiid "Bis Ren ' wys dead. He'd scratch off (ho name-, use blaming a murder on a dead man. Queer that he bad imagined, oven for im instant thai "Big lied" was alive. He reached lor the wastebaskot. ft t s ''•IQON'T move, Benthoim-!" The sott voice, almost a whisper, came from the h;ilf- opened door. "YOU!" Henlhortic gasped. The mm.7.\e of a rcvotvci- shone m the light. The round, bind; liole held Bciilhornc's hypnotized gaze. "Briiij< your hands up. Knup i way from Hie dei-k. You'vp hern expecting me?" BeHlhornt' did not answer." His lead was slill above Ilic "level i;f .he desk. If he could fall forward, suddenly, he might bent the sh'oC •each liis- own gun. Onu nion- second— Klatnt- spouted fm:n tliat blarl: rclf as Arnold Bnitinirno looi: his last chnnce. (To ]Se Confiniird) THE FAMILY DOCTOR ftjiiny Suffer FronrTwisial iVccks; Tissues, Muscles Bc(-onic C Calls Fee-SpliUer j A "Mora! Indigent" «V m;. MOHIilS . ITSIJWav v.hicTTre not conRcni'lsi ami l-.dilw. .looriiiil fit the Aiucriran . which arc not due to ;i permanent Medical Association, and of I deformity. T!;c.vc arc rasr.s in 'Jygcia, liu- Ilcallli .Ma^iixinr. I which there Iws Isc'cn tn'flniniiiu- Matiy |Wnj)! ( - tilt their heads to i lion of " lc l! " 1! i<:lc due to an in- on side niul twist 'them mi their j terior in fee Hon.. Such hitlnmmlln! NEW YORK «U[')_DI- Terry M. Tou.snul, jnc.siclcnl of (he Medical Society ,,r the suite of New York, xnys Hial the- ph-itician wlw -)IIU fees is a "moral ir.rtigctil." "f(c fi Us hl.s honor for a te^ which lie im not inmcd. and which he ohlains lu 'aicli n way tlint If Ihe iiiiticnt \ver-: award of It. he would get another doc'or." To.uisciitl said. "f'cc-s)ilil(in:: is a disgraceful confession or Ir.couii)-- ((Ticc. Such sh(ii(-:.|!!l-.t,:e!nrss is not unfcjuj'.vn onion 1 : phvsfr.'aiis who cull themselves" i:i-ofc.«toiml nifil. Nor is i| unknown lo scr.k .1 duclor's tlol(-..«'hich is what -ttftle contrul of Iho pnielico of medicine will really Ije. "The urlce paid for llils liour.iy vUl) Iw loss cf personal frccdon: iin<l f'.I'Spnrax'.-aietH of Jlic <|i'alit/ of IIio physirlim's work.' TJirre an.- m.,c than 4000 Ken-1 Uicky colonels, . • . become contracted .. p.Mcrisled . K. ecome conrace j 'y .Mcse w e iind nuil Uin bend toward otic side, i catching a cold. In these c:>ws Ihn The pcicnttltc. name for this contli- ' I'.cck will lie stilT and the muscles lien is torticollis, which means '^ill ] >e noTitraclrtl and lender. "twisted neck"; the common name j In ordinary ca.scn of wry iscc*. Is wry i\eck. jnppllraiion of heat and Use of In many instances this coiull- (drugs to ovincomp Jiain and rhcii- tion seems lo Oc present at birth, niatic conditiui will fmnu-nlly hut usunlly It • dcyolcps early iu |t:rin!j about prompt relic}. In every chlkllHKicl mid gradually .increases j Mich Inst.unc. hnwevcr. the doctor , iu severity. In some' cases the mus- j should mnke a Ihoroiijjh stan-h j i:lc vcsiionslhlc may be imperfectly ( to fin-J out whether or not liicic jjormcd at lime of With., or there ; arc fo:i of InfMlion in (he i)o-!v' "•'n> C<1 M, 1 ' ;;Cl ° UlC ' llilSCU ' dul -|i-r exumpie. In Ihe ro^ls of 'the hiR the urn. process. | tn.-l!,. in thr nr.s,- j,,,d thro,, I or In M.-CS Blilrh have lasted a ; In the sinuses. Krnipvul of such lim<;. ihn lissue on the short I foci of inlr.-ition will protabiy 'yrc- ..... side ot the neck also becomes shovtcned to acc-.iiiinwlale itself j to the IwlMlng. The face as well | as Ihr skiil] may breome deform- !cd. Hiving it a slanting appcar- I niK'e. Thrre may actually be a . for lln- twisted head. There are instances of \vrj- neck the Inkclioii. rccunrncc of Ihe coiiditton. SciiK'thiK-s cnlarccuicnt ot the Rl.indr, in Hie ucck- will cause twisting of (lie neck. Thi-sr: ijlaiuls cniiugc because there Js inCecllon fomrw-hcro' In the head and ucck. A;,ain (lit- fundHn.niliil trcutnii-ut iniisl lie aoplieo l^ the -source ot

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