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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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'PAGE FOUR TUB* BLYTHEVJLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEW? CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher > i. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor PAMUEL F. NORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole NalJona] Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc.; New York, Chicago, De- trolt, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday I3LYTIIEVILLB, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS .„ I ' Entered as second class mailer at the post- office at BlythevIHe, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In Ihe City of Blylherllle, ICo per vieek, or 66c per month, By mall, 'within a radius of 50 miles, $3.00 ucr year, $1.50 for six months, 7Sc for Ihrcis months, by -mall in postal zones two to six hcluslvc, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and el?ht 410.00 per. payable In advance. Civilization May S'ri&tk Through Again DUriiifer the course of Ihe last war, writers ami orators re-discovered a woi'd thiit was not only filled with lurid implications but bounced pleasingly along the tongue. The word was "Armageddon, 1 ' and it caiiie lo lie an essential part of the vocabularies of alarmists and pessimists.' Never before 1914 had a war been staged on so widespread a scale. Conflicts before had always been conducted along conventional lines—between two nations or two factions within a nation over some such orthodox matter as boundaries, colonies, freedom of the seas or the prestige of a filler. Never had half the world gone to hat for democracy and the oilier half against it. , Here then was Armageddon. II was not o'nly God's great battle of good against Die forces of evil, bill it was the war that would eliminate cither nil future wars or civilization ilnclf. Here was the master war of them all, with new-fangled flying machines that could wipe out cities as men swat /lies and guns that could !ire shells into towns 60 miles away. 'Civilization'could not possibly survive that mighty onslaught. tfor 2l years after the IfllS Armistice, Armageddon was forgotten by all but classical scholars. Civilization, through some inexplicable miracle, had hot been wiped out. And wars had not been ended. The euphemistic word was packed .way in mot.lilwils along with such curios as A. E. P. uniforms and bustles. Thfin came 1039. Bustles came back and so did Armageddon. Here it was again—the great decisive battle of all time. This was the war that would grind the earth into a mass of lifeless pulp. Columnists built their sermons around the icsurrected word. On one day, two writers climaxed their messages, with nearly identical sentences, both involving "Armageddon" and another columnist used the word so often that it began to sound like the title of a popular song. During the pnst two months, speakers and writers have gradually been laying off. Either they began 'to lire of the word or they realized that maybe this wasn't quite Judgment Day. Perhaps they decided civilization, having managed to squeeze through the last assault, might get through this one. If the war abroad is ever unleashed in all its fury, folks all over the world will probably have ;i pretty rough time of it. Those who areii't directly in the line of fire are going to feel the repercussions in their economic find political life. ' Wai- is never very pretty. Yet, somehow, civilization will probably survive. It may not be quite the same as we know it now. Modes of living may be adjusted to meet new c'on- ditions, and Europe may get UK face lifted again. But life will not be summarily wiped oil' the planet, The United States may as well plan on that. We may as well look beyond the yet undcf'maljlc! limits of the present war and project our program for peaceful existence into a future period, even though it does look a little vague to us now. Industrial production this fall reached the peak levels of ID29, Scr'clnry of Labor Frances Perkins recently told the national conference on labor legislation. Ye(, within the past yeitr, only 1,21)0,000 men have beeii re-employed. If what Secretary Perkins says about industry is accurate, wo are flliulinjj ourselves face to face with a matter we have never adequately examined. According to American Federation of Labor figures, there wore 1,80*1,000 men unemployed in 1929 and '10,192,000 working. In September of 1938 there were 10,539,000 unemployed and -'I2,-(GG,000 with jobs. Madame Perkins' statement would indicate that not only has the total number of employables increased by about 5,000,000 in the past 10 years, but that American industry, which is supposed lo he operating on a "peak-year" basis, is getting along with about 2,500,000 less workers than it used in 192S. We have riot only technological problems to contend with, but also the problems arising out of our increasing population. And 'oven the experts hnveh'l yet found a way lo solve either Profits vs. Libdrtitis When war begins, private rights can be taken iuvn'y overnight. ij u t they are' never restored as quickly wheii' the emergency eiids. Democracy remains in a convalescent state long after a peace is signed and troops arc sent back to their civilian duties. This invasion of private rights is one of the principal reasons business men in the United States today are unalterably opposed lo entrance of Die United Slates into another general war, according to Charles K. Hook, chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. Most business men went through the last war. They remember government control of railroads iiiid all the rest of the accompanying industrial regimentation. They don't want any part of that, again Kvcn the profits that might con- ccivably come from war trade arc not alluring enough to business men today. The price they must pay is far too high. And when business will turn away from W ol\is, the reasons be pretty potent. There's .,,,ch a thing as trying lo bc loo ,., ' 1 COPfl. 1331 DYHCA SERVtCt. ISC.-T.M. am U, S , PAT, OFF. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1930 "I'm {joiiig lo leave for n inomcnl, dear. Promise me wi won't send liie ollicc slnll' ou( on errands while J'm ,;ouo," THIS CURIOUS WORLD B / eWilliam IF ONE TINY PARTICLE SHOULD BE sexxrrt -ABOUT IT WOULD BE TO THAT LOCATION! SILK IIV A SILKWORM COCOON K 3O, S22, OR 3,222 fff/- WHEN (TAf2F2VlNG>.-. ' A RISH, ALWAVS.' GRASPS (T WITH HEAD TO THE FRONT] 1-18 ANSWER: J52G feel, or more than one-fourth mile. NEXT: Can a 1/f.ivcr Jiandlc a. log heavier tliati Kscl tHE FAMILY DOCTOR .ilcnidily, Toxic Disease, Injury To Ear Bones May Cause Deafness iiV nit. .MOmtIS FISHBElN I it iiTiTpcriod during which phy i >UT OUR WAY Editor, .iuurnul of the American Medical Association, ami ot H.vgch, Die Health Magazine The week of Oct. 22 to 20 has been proclaimed National Hearing Week by the President. ROM ALL ALONG HEAH, WES, 15 WHERE VOU, SIT 1H' BEST V1EW.O' THET HULL BOMITO VAV-LEV--7H' WALNUT, COTTOW WOOP AM' BOX ELDER SBOVES LOOK TH' MOST BEAUTIFUL FROM RIGHT 'LOWS HE/>H / WjELL. GET TrliS / CAMERA AMD TAXE I SQV\E PICTURES SO \I CAM SEE IT Mclaus and others interested in the cause of hard of hearing will devtte themselves to emphasizing the prevalence of deafness and the need of discovering impairment of hearing In children us soon as pos- J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE witli Major Hoople H'AP-Ki\FF -~~ A VERY PETTY QUE9TIOH.' — - LET FOUR VJORD5 TOW WITH "YU" IN 3O ."SECONDS—T WiVb QOIMG TO S&Y " EUROPE 1 ' BUT WAT AIM'T KJO, MY BOY, EUROPE : DOESN'T BCG1M WITH A ''Y n />"•"• FAP-PAP/.- I HAVE A DOZen ' OWTUE Tip OP BY THE _ IS THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR ? OFFtlflMO, HOW ABOUT YUCATAM, YUKON, YULE AND YUtAA? THEM THERE'S THE YU& RWER 1M RUSSIA ~*~ YUCCA HOUSE, A MOUUMCMT IM COLORAOO MD YUMGPIMGFU IF ' THE _ VOU'RE TOMORROW, W f> JOR, ALONG AN UfABRELLA IT'S GOIMG TO RAIN.' • SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL BY TOM HORNER COPYRIaHt, I8»». NtA SERVICE, INC. lol'i In front rll)' httuia 'U'jIcrJn/, A luv! • . '."'""" f "<-''« Hl lliliinlKlil. As Ottlrt iliins NIC driver mill I hi: two n<'HK>'rtf, the j'miri^ man .. Jf.VIl'i " ie '' wHIIrilli A ««iiKhlcr. »ure lit l,(i "'"* " »I>TI|* ii conn's in 'y ill Torlo nlJM. Mini}'. tr )ii» iiiaktu CHAPTER III "JT'S murder, nil right," Captain Dawson oC the homicide squad agreed with the coroner's deputy who knelt beside Arnold Bcn- thonic's body. "Shot through the forehead. Death instantaneous., Absence of powder burns eliminates suicide. His own gun was in ttie drawer, anyway." The deputy nodded. "Mi-. Ben- tlionie evidently was expecting his visitor"— he glanced upward at the lamp shade, still turned toward the door — "but (here's one puzzling tiling, Captain Dawson. Ben- thorne's body is almost under the Ihe desk. .Tt » impact of the bullet should have knocked him backward, but he Jell on his lace." "Someone might have Uirned him over," Dawson supplied. "t doubt that," the coroner con- Hnucil. "Blood /lowed directly ironi (lie wound lo (he carpet. There was no trickle across the face— and killers don't wipe off the faces of their victims. Ben- (horne was reaching for something when he was killed." "The gun?" "The revolver is in a drawer to the right. If, seafed in his chair, Benlhorne had jumped for the gun, his body would have fallen to the right. As it was, he fell io the left. He must have been Mouth open, Flyim stared at Benthorne's iiote. i will be killed tonight," he began. ing them time to think up good ' 'Krone and I tried to force it, -"I there isn't much room to run send him, Captain." The across that hallway and that's a , . detective closed the door. Dawson „ _,.^ vluui . unworn ii u a v y uuoi, jvus. uemnornc was alone in the study. He walked slopped screaming long cr^ugh to to the door, surveyed the scene. The light caught him full in the face. The open safe, the bookcase pulled out. Had Benthorne done „„„,„„„ JUS ,, e u uuivn, go;, a •caching lor a left-hand drawci-,1 thai? Or had someone actually screwdriver and we took'the door and was completely off balance—", been in (he room after Benthorne off the hinges. I squeezed through "There's nothing hiit a check-' u ' ils sllot? and found this heavy chair: hook, a diary, a box of cigars, and'.: Benlhornc's fall io the- left of Propped against the doorknob. a few letters In that left drawer. The others are empty," Dawson inlevfupted. "You're got all the pictures and you want now?" he The deputy nodded. everything went on. "Then take the body (o the city morgue. Hold it there until you hear from me. I don't wont to ialk id reporters imlil morning." Dawson turned to a detective, busy at the window. "Any fingerprints?" "Not a one, or footprints cither. That rain—"' "But yon do think someone came in that window?" "I'm sure, sir. The sill has a mark that might have been made by a rubber sole. The person who came through the'window knew what he was doing. He wore gloves, wiped the sill off after he had climbed out, and was-careful lo walk lightly. What tracks he' (lid leave were washed out by the rain, and you can't track him on the sidewalk;" "Could lluit mark have been made earlier—before tonight— planted there to make us think someone did go out that window?" Dawson shot at him. - "That's possible, Captain, but I doubt if it would have been so heavy—" "The person who made it could have marked it heavily to he sure the rain didn't wash it off, couldn't he?" Dawson countered. The detective nodded. "Okay," Dawson went on. "Let mo have a full report as soon as possible. And semi up (he pictures. And have Dan Flynn come in here right away. He's wilh the prisoners in the front room. I'm giv- ic's fall io the left of the desk might be explained if the killer had entered through the window. But surely, Daw" son thought, Benthorne would have heard the window opening. No man would have a window open wide in last night's rainstorm. The curtain would have ueeh .soaked. The shade was dry, although the cui-tains aiid the carpet beneath the window were\ wet. Dawson rcineinbered seeing Ihe shade drawn when he checked Flynn at Absently, Dawson picked up the desk pen, began to draw "doodles" on Die blotter. The pea wasldry. I-ie sliook it. Ink flowed, easily. He replaced the pen in its holder, recalling (hat he. had'picked it up from Ihe desk. So Benthorne had been writing. What? * * * "VOU wanted me, Captain?" Patrolman Dan Flynu asked from the doorway. "Yes, Flynn. I want to hear your whole s'loi-y over again; You can skip about Ih6se kids wanting lo get married. Tell me what happened after you heard the shot." "It was jiist as I told you at first, sir," Flynn began. "I blows my whistle, when the taxicab pulled away, and went for my gun. But Ihc cab turned the first corner. I stood there for a minute or so—not more than two—and then I hears a shot. "I runs to the front door, and almost ran into Krone's guii as he cainc racing around the house—" "You mean Krone ]eft,his post?" Dav/son put in. "It was my fault, sir," Flynn explained. "I shouldn't have blown my whistle. We pounded on the front door and at last (his butler open the door. It was locked, apparently Irom the inside, for there began, was no key in the outside lock. heavy door. Mrs. Benthorne tell us the door couldn't bi locked, that the lock was broken, and Jameson said the same thing. Jameson rushed down, got a 'Looks like Benthorne had the door well blocked, or the murderer put the chair there after he shot Benthorne—" Dawson ignored the observation. "How long did it lake you to get through the door?" "Not more than 10 minutes, at the most, Captain. "Oh, yes," Flynu went „.,. "While we were working on the door this Mr. Alston, Mrs. Ben- thorne's father, comes down the front stairway. He said he'd gone up (lie back way to Mrs. Ben- thorne's siding room—Krone ,met him at the back doir, you know— heard the shot and 'hurried down the stairs. He don't get along very fast. He's got a bad heart. He was just telling me about it." . DaWson nodded. "Was everything in this room just as I -found it? Window open, shade up, light shade tilled and all?" "Yes, sir. Well, one thing was moved. I—'' was moved, Flynu?': Dawsbn almost shouted the words. "Well, sir, when. Mrs. Benlhorne saw her husband's body there on the floor, she rushed in and knelt beside it; She started to lift Ben- thorne's head, but I told her not to touch him. Then her father comes up, and starts to lift her up and I moved the wastebasket around to the other side of the desk so he could get to her. I intended io put it back, and I must have forgot, sir." Dawson did not hear Flynn's explanation. v He 'vas on his knees beside the basket, smoothing out the papers, scanning them closely. One crumpled sheet held his attention. He read it swii'(?v, handed (',< it to Flynn. *> "It's good you didn't ••>• ...... ...... uvi.ii.1 1 1, a guuu J ULl U1UIL t llfi^lue v3 •Jameson—conies down tfnd lets empty that wastebaskcl, 1-lynn" .s in. * - - - "We found Mrs. Benlhorne rat- ...... tling the doorknob and trying to paper. he said. "Take a look at tin;" Mouth open, Flynn stared al Ihi " 'I will be killed tonight;' " ht> (To BE Coniinucu) siblc. |mcitt of any severe toxic disease The problem of educating and or of any other type of serious j-diahilitating those who have al- poisoning which may paralyze the ready become hard of hearing will;nerve of hearing. Such paralysis be given special attention. Some may lie asscciatcd with mchiii- cau be helped by modern tcclmic gilis. scarlet, fever, mumps, syph- lu lip vending and others by us-[His, or occasionally with measles, ing n suitable hearing device. . ! Influenza, or diphtheria. Experts estimate Ihal there arc! Excessive doses of quinine, par- fr;m-jiix to ten million people iu,ticulnrly in live case or n sensitive liie United Slates afllictcd with; person, niay cause some loss of Down Memory Lane lev mav iiave suffered s marked. MH..V IIWV IUU U hUilyitu l. ........ — ....*•„„ hearing impairment, early in life] In addition to the infections hntore they learned (o talk, Rnd j wlilcli may damage tbe nerves of those who developed Impairment (hearing, there is Ihe possibility of hearing as they grew older. of suppuration which destroys the tt is important to find out as small hones in the middle car. ;oon as possible whether or not | Guce the nerve which enables us n baby can hear. Frequently the to hear is destroyed or seriously nurse 'is 'the first to discover the damaged by an Illness or poison- act Inat the child has impaired i lug. recovery cf hearing is un- 1 '' i healing. ' ' A chlW that does not hear well The most a specialist can do to uses Its cyca more than one that preserve the amount of hearing does. He finds no enjoyment In that Is left is to utilize the slruc- the use of a rattle or In ether lures that are still Intact and to kinds nf noise-making devices, and relieve the body of nnsnl pbslrilc- \vill not respond to a spoken word lions and other minor infections GO TO DIE, ALVIN ,' J unless there is movement nssosl- alcd with the speaking. * * * There arc three Important causes of Inrdness of hearing In infancy. In the case of heredity the child is born deaf. There' Is apparently a tendency hi certain families for the inheritance cf a constitutional structure which causes loss of heaving. Another cause is tile develop- • iuu.1 in tu UIEIUI imiiui iiuuui'iuiia which may constitute fin additional lead for the damaged tissue to carry. KEXT: How diseases a(to;t children's ears. The planet Mercury is believed to keep one side toward the sun at all times, and since the planet Is very near the sun, enormous temperatures arc (o be expected there. Ten Years Ago -. new type ol steam cngliie which il is claimed will develop greater power .at less cost Is the , invention of W. W. Brown, Icca! | photographer, who htis worked oh his Idea for 35 years. A number o[ .large manufacturers have been in- I (crested In his invention, Mr. I Brown says, but he hris made no disposition of it aside from accepting .sttck from local business men tor its development. Five Years Ago FricdcrlctehaiT:!), Germany.—Dr. Hugo Eckencr announced today that he proposed to start n two- weekly Zeppelin service between FriedrickshnCen and Lnkehurst, N. JJ., via Miami, Florida in July. Bill Pollard led the Blythecillc i Country Club golfers iii the qualifying round of the annual club tourney yesterday wit'n a 73. One Year Ago Berlin—Germany ordered her ambassador to the United states home tociay to explain the "strange attitude" of President Roosevelt and the American government toward recent German events. The mortem world uses two kinds of lime: Sidereal time, which is absolutely correct, and solar time, which is not entirety accurate except en or about March 21 of each' year. This latte time scale is the one in common usage.

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