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November 22, 1939

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BIATHEV1LLE, (AKK.) COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. ., H. W. HAINES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor PAMUEL P. NORRIS, Advertising Munngtr 1 ' Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Ino., New York, Chicago, De- trcH, St. Lculs, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis. published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class mailer at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevllle. 16c per iveek, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of EO miles, 53,00 per year, $1,50 for six months, 75c for Ihrce months. oy mail In postal zones two lo six i ichislve, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and els 1 " 110.00 per, payable In advance. Liberty on 'Display The palience of the American people is sometimes iimaxing. For years we listened tolerantly, if a little indignantly, • to Earl Browser's assaults on our government, More recently we have also endured tlin taunts of Bund fuehrer Fritz Kulin. Both men are professed addicts to the principles of government completely alien to our own. If Mr. Browder lived in Soviet Russia and presumed to make "suggestions" to the Bolshevist government, he would have been "liquidated" long ago. And if Hcrr Kuhn were in Ger- many-ami didn't like the way Hitler was running the Reich, he would have been eliminated without iiny fuss. But both Comrade Browder and Ilerr Kuhn live in the United States, and both are now on the spot. The Communist leader is charged with using u false name on n passnort; the bund leader, with embezzling funds from the organisation he heads. Both are standing squarely on all the rights they would have us exchange for dictatorship. Each is being given a fail- trial as a sort of souvenir of American liberties. Starving' lh" >\'iisia The allies appear to be sitting around hopefully, waiting cither for Germany to do something or to holler "uncle." If Germany does nothing and waiits,loilg enough, the allies are quite certain,-Hitler .will have to : cash; in his • chips, "oi-'let his people starve IcTdeath. But look at the case of China. Since July, 1937, the Chinese have suffered about 2,000,000 casualties in resisting Japanese invasion, according to Lieut. Gen. .Wen Ying Hsing, commander of China's Revenue Guards. China has been virtually cut off from outside economic aid. Yet, China hangs on grimly, her leaders confident that she will win. in the end through guerilla warfare^ • Maybe most of the conditions surrounding China can't be compared to those in Germany. But the fact remains that the Chinese have been on an informal ration-card system for more than two years—and they're far from being a defeated people, at the end of their rope. If the allies arc counting strongly on their economic blockade, they'd better keep an ace in the hole. These days, whenever n man is opposed to any legislation and cannot find a valid i-oson he shouts dfctalor.-SccreUuy of Interior liar- old Ickcs. Liquid Gardens When agricultural scientists first announced they had developed soilless tank gardens'in which plant roots are nourished with chemicals—most people thought that was very nice but they weren't sure they wanted to plant corn in the bathtub. They didn't really sec how chemical solutions in tanks •us substitutes for natural soil were ever going to be of much IIKC to anybody. Then trans-Pacilic clipper planes began taking passengers lo China and other points cast, and the airline discovered that sandy, U. S.-owncd Wake Island was just the right distance between terminals to make an'ideal stopover .spot. The chief difficulty was Hint the soil on the island couldn't even support a blade of grass—and station crews and overnight passengers had to have vegetables jind greens. The airline called in a University of California scientist who set up lank gardens. Now there arc enough beans and carrots and lettuce to go around for ;i .second helping. You can never toll when even Uncle Horace's most fantastic inventions will lie useful to a world. that keeps hopping ahead. Publication in this column erf edltorlab trom other newspaiKrs docs not necessarily mean endorsement but Is an acknowlcrtgnxait ol interest in the subjects discussed. Abotil This Term Politics Hccntise politics Is another name for (Me science and art of government—"government, in the making," it lins been called—the word "pon- Uclmi" should menu simply, n man In' public lite. To speak of a public official as a politician should be ns Inoffensive as (o refer to a merchant ns a business nmn. But everyway knows tlml "politics" and "politician," as generally used, are more or less derogatory words, CJov. Carl E. Bailey (old the Arkansas Education Association that "the bad odor of j>olilic5 .. comes from the misconduct, of some politicians." Misconduct is self-evident In Us grosser forms —personal dishonesty, lor example. Bui ordinary offenses ngainst the law are not all llml politics 1ms (o answer for. • '! Is it good conduct or misconduct for the politicians in a state legislature to repeal a civil service law and insist that the public services which llio taxpayers support shall be political spoils, and that public employes shall be clioscn for political or personal reasons instead of lor the sole purpose of getting the public business done with the utmost possible efficiency and economy? What is 11 when legislators for 3G years refuse lo obey the constitution of their state nnrl re-apnoiltoii the membership of Ihe legislature in accordance with population changes, until tue people have lo lake Mils matter inlo their own hands? Or when revision of an outgrown and defective criminal code, hampering the administration of Justice and Imposing exorbitant expense on Ihe taxpayers, has to be taken out of legislative hands and accomplished through. Ihe initiative and referendum? Is [here uo political misconduct if would-be legislators or. candidates for governor hold oul Ihe promise of $30 pensions when, if they nrc well informed and intelligent enough to fill the offices they seek, they must know the slate 1ms no money for such pensions and could not raise It by any taxes Hie people would endure or could In reason be asked lo pay? The less of what U commonly known as politics we have in government the less derogatory will be the implications of the word. —Arkansas Gazette. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, l'JB9 SIDE GLANCES BY TOM HORNER COPVRIGHT, 1639. rJEA SERVICE, INC. "I'll sell 'cm to you,, bill my experience is [hey give you '" THIS CURIOUS WORLD %*S; IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA, BEFRIENDED THE FAl_l_ SEASON C3UMMINS UP> TEN TO FIFTEEN WITH THEIRL \0 WEBS. THERE ARB .'. APPROXIMATED 130,OOO &UND IN THE U.S. ELECTRICAL STORAA, IS IT SAFER [XI THE /HI ) COUKJTRV OR. THE CirxA' NEXT: ll.ilr)iinir eggs In (r.insi ! • THE FAMILY DOCTOR j Milk Provided in Schools Serves As JNulrienl as Well as llolaxalion OUT OUR WAY (This is the first o! two articles on drinks for childr™.> HY DK. MOIilUS H.S!II!i:i.V Edilnr, Journal of the AnnTir:m SI c (11 c LI 1 A^s:riatinn. atitl of llyjfia. (lie Health Magazine Parents ol tociny arc constantly being advised by all types of agencies as to what kinds o! drinks / VEH, 1 TOOK. DOWN / ALLTH' FIGKTEHS, FOOTBALL AM' BASE\ BALL PLAVECSS AW' ) PUT UP FAMOUS BK3 / BUSIMESS MEM--AM' I WOThiM' BUT GQOD V BOOkLS.' THEY SAV I YOUR EMVI -THAT ~f V IS. YOUR SUROXJMD- \ IWS MAvKS *ATt II , WELL, I DOMT WJOW-- 1T MIGHT START WU TO TH1NKIM' A LITTLE, BUT YOU GOT TO HAVE SCMETHIN' UPSTAIRS "TO START WITH YEH, PUT A PI& IM A PARLOR, IT MAKES HIM MORE OF A PIS-ALL IHiS WON'T HELP: By J. R. Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople A LOST AP-T IM TU\S NEIGHBORHOOD WITH ^ TUOT BEVJITCUEO CAT OF YOURS CRV1WG TO THE MOON AT ALV HOUR'S ~~ FAP-PAP/; .HER PUMMTWB MvtOWIMG \ (uoicM-E-S THE. "POOR / PUSS MUST BE STARVING —- DOrO'T EVER PEED •^ IT'S NiGvirw>p,E5 FROM AM GULLET ™,\T KEEPS VOU fcWAKE MY TE«Y IS THE MOST CONS'.CSRATt C&T IM TO'WM "•- OH, J>A6YBC SHE MAKES A LITTLE PURR OR ceo MOW AND TU^N •— BUT NOT • ENOUGH ID niSTURB THE MISSUS _, Jp? AMD JAE-.- fvMD WF-BOTH '—'- ^SZZZ&'ti. .U Y-^ ' SLt-EP 60 LIGHT A V-^.-^y" 1 IF YOU CAM PALLIMG SMORE THROUGH CftT'S COMCERT, YOU \\U3T SLEEP IN WOJFF&/ . i -Tinno .- . - - , "vi.- < MiHiiln Dim-xnii a xliir MI. iranrr, ivlilcj, „„., imlm'KtiJ Jit Hie I im- of tin- niiiiJi-r. l.ii li-r, (HJI>K- tlmihiK AlKInn, llruvsmi nrnihCH II"' motor Imf-lc iii.-iuiiulr lit licit LKt/.tc IHM Mm-lu-lniv. Alston IT- liirmi^lj ItriLMtoriif'K il.silh, l''lj'u» I'fliig* Jn Joi.j. di Torio, C1IAPTEU VI c4 J-TELt,0, Joey." Thoro was no cordiality in Dawson's greet- ^"IJMcn, Dawson —v.'hat's the i<ic:i of sending thai dumb Flynn doivn to my place in the middle of the night—just when my party wr.s—" "I douut if you've met Mr. Alston, Joey," Dawson interrupted. "Mr. Alslon, Ihis is Joey di Torio, owner of the Club Chateau, you've probably been there." Alston rose to acknov/ledge Joey's nod. Neither nian made any move u ( snake hands. "1C you "don't minrt, Captain Dawson, I'd like to i;cl somcslcup," A'^'ion said. "If I can—" "Co rigiil Hlic-ad, Mr. Alslon," Dawson agreed. "You probably nc:;d it." "Would you mind if I ordered some sleeping tabletn? 1 left homo huri-irdiy and forgot to inke one." "Tell Flynn to get you some, Ulr. Alston." _Ho \v;ii!wi ;is Alslon moved slowly across the room, out of (tie door, (hen called after him, "Good night!" hut Alston apparently did not hear. Davvson turned back lo di Torio. "Cigar, Joey?" He offered Ben- lliornc's box of perlcctus. Di Tpi-io took one, lighted it, pulled vigorously. For a moment both men sal, smoking, saying nothing, waiting. ~ni TORIO belied Use popular conception of a gnniilfci'. He was small, and his Ilalian ancestry evidenced ilsc'f in his black, darting eyes, and dark complexion. His clothes were well tailored and lie wore them like a model. He looked more like a musician or a gigolo llian a killer. "Listen, Dawson, I've .k'ol work lo do," Joey began at iari. "I was just gelling ready to close when Fiynn comes in und says yen wanted to sec m.;. He said Arnold Bsnlhorne had been killed. I tried lo lell him that I haven't born outside of the Chateau all evening but he wouldn't listen. Said you wanted lo tali: 1o me end that was Ihat. What do you want, Daw- "You knew Arnold Benlliorne prejiy well, Joey?" D.v.v;on asked. '•Sure, 1 knew him. Halt the night clubs in (own knew Ben- lliorne by bis first name. He used In conic to (lie Chateau a lot. B'.it I didn't know he was dead until Flynn told me.' Why pick on me?" Joey di Torio "Weren't you and Benfhcnie ns- Eocialed"—Dawson paused at the 1 word—"in business together once?" "Bcnlhorne backed niy first speakeasy." "You haven't had much tb ; -do with him since then?" DjiwVon 1 queried. ., •: . "Only as a customer. IVlien liquor went legal, Ucnthorne decided there was no quick money in it, and we dissolved cur—pur partnership." Di Torio pursed his mouth, devoted his attention lo smoke rings. "You're lying, Joey," Dawson said calmly. "You and Benthornc never dissolved your 'partnership.' You mil Bentlmrne have been mix?d up in half the rackets in this lo\vn. "Bcnlhorne had . the habit of keeping records—privL'te records, Joey. Me had a little boolt in his c'cs,'; here. You thought it was in the safe, didn't you, Joey? Ben- thorno guessed that, and kept it almost out in the open—an innocent looking little diary, but I couldn't rciss it." , "Listen, Dawson," di Torio said | condescc-nciiissly, "I told yon I was in my club i.!t night. 1 wr.s with 'a party of friends. They'll tell you—" "Arc you sure you didn't leave ihc club last night?" ' "I'll take that back," Joey said. "I did Jcave but only for a few inir.utcs. Dave Watson \vas having a party. I thought I'd drop by and pick up Marlyn—you know, Marlyn White—but her apartment was dark so I drove on back to the club without stopping. Dave'll remember and so will Pete. Pete's my manager." "So you just went out for a ride, Joey—all by yourself," Dawson shook his head. "No, Joey, I thought you could think faster than that. 'Listen. You letl the Club Chateau, you drove- up hero to Benthornc's—you could make it in a tew minutes—you came in that side entrance you always used and you found Bcnlhorno in the study. "You've been holding out on Bcnthorne, blackmailing him, and you knew Benlliorna wouldn't let you get away with it. That's why he made out (his record. With that book lie figured he could keep your mouth closed until he found a way of closing it permanently. "But you beat him to it, Joey. You shot Arnold Benlliorne as he sat in this chair. Then you jammed that straight chair there against the door, rifled the safe, and finally, when you heard Flynn and Krone taking (lie door off the hinges, you went out the window. It's a closed ea.?i>, Joey—and it will send you to the cha'ir." * t » TORIO was silent, studying the glowing end of his cigar. At last he spoke. "You've missed one thing in your murder case, Dawson. What time was "Bcn- thronc killed?" "The coroner's deputy said it was right around midnight. It took Flynn and Krone a while to get the door down." "That proves it." Di Torio smiled. "I can prove by halt a dozen witnesses that I didn't leave the Club Chateau until after midnight. It was almost 12:15 before I could gel away. And you had already found Benthorne's body by that time." * * * «^ND there's one thing you've lorsotten. 1 never thought it of you, Dawson. I'm saving your job by telling you this in advance. There's the little item ot a gun. "Yoiii- cop, Flynn, lifted my automatic out of this shoulder scabbard on the way out here. Have you found (he gun that I killed Bcnthorne yet? "No," Dawson replied, "but Flynn probably has it in his pocket now." "Don't be too sure about that, my friend," Joey went on confl- denfly. "I carry a .38 automatic and it hasn't been' fired in six months. And when you get,that bullet out of Benthorne's head, there's one thing more to remember—ballistics tests. Surely you've heard o£ them!" (To Be Continued) / they should provide for thsir children with meals, in Echosl or as simple refreshment. Many schools are already giving children milk at. noon, or in the middle of cither the morning or afternoon session. Recently the director of uoilth rirl physical education -.{ the East Orange, N. J., public schools disclosed o study of beverages used by children and brought to light some useful information for every parent. In the East Orange sdio:ls. cash child was provided with n drink of milk at on: of the periods! mentioned. He was usually given graham cracU'is as well, because it a us icll that milk and cra:hei~ provided not only nutritional benefits, hut relaxation a.-, well. The child fr.m the underprivileged home was assured of at least one glass of mill; a day, with the useful minerals, vitamins nu' proteins; other children had their diet,-, supplemented. An inquiry, mad" nm'jiv* leachersj in charge of s,c;iool lunchrooms, re-1 vcaied that ih:- s."h:nl sir.terns arc | iivacd by outsiders to promote milk ] chocoJale drjiik.-. orangeade, orange f mish. orange juice, grapefruit juice, ] pineapple 1 juice, prune juice, grape ! juice, and tomato juice. Moreover, I in sr.nie .sections of the country ef- fort.s are also to promote cnrb naled bcvrr;.gcs enriched with cnffeine. Ccrlnin slrmdavds obviously should be prm'id.'d lo rnalilc Ic.ic-hrrs lo know vrhit to sclecl. Any drink-; prov.'ricd tbioiizh public agencies should certainly contain dcsiriblc clcmenls t.r the growinst child, nud [ i MIC nrnrliict Is n milk product j it should conform with all sanitary regulations relative to the quality of the milk. Anolhc, advantage would be in i having m.itcvial which will be usc- i ful in te;i7hing sound nutrition. | 11 is imp.rtrml lo consider Ihc . cc.-t and lo m;ike certain the drink ( ' conlaiiii the proper amount of | j nutriment dements for tlie money spent. ! NKXT: l-'noil v.iluc in ehocnbic , milk ,-iiid sthrr drinki for children. comedy favorite, died suddenly today from a heart attack in Hollywood. Five Years Ago Hot. Springs, Ark,—In characteristic volcanic lashi:n Senator isusy Lens today expressed a desire that Scotlsvillc, Ky., bans the employment of bachelors in the inn- (( nicipal government. | "that bunch of mugwumps and cry.sial gazers in Washington" would "gel out of Louisiana affairs in fact, leavi. us oul of the United • Slates." One Year Ago Anntunccment was made by Governor Carl E. Bniiey at Little Ro=k. yesterday of the appointment of Prank Barham, Osseola attorney,! a.s chnirmnn of Ihe state board of, 1 pardons and paroles. nces Before Selling Your J. 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