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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 28, 1939
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'PAGE FOUR BLYTIIEV1LLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1939 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher J. GRAHAM SUDBURY, Editor PAMTJEL P. MORRIS. Advertising Manager ~ Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., New York, Chicago. Oe- troit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City. Memphis. .Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday - as second class mailer at the post- office at Blytheville, Arknnsis. under act ol Con- tstesf. October 9, 1911. Served by .the United Prets. SUBSCRlFriON RATES By carrier In the City of Blythevllle, 16c per neek, or 65o per month. • Ev mail, within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1 60 (or six months, 75C for three months, by mail In postal zones two to six t i« llls i^ $6.50 per year; In zones seven and elsht, $10.00 oer. payable in advance. Lets A'ol Wail On George. However outworn it may be, there's slill a lot of truth in the old cxures- sion that people are willing I" J usL "let George do it."/ Take this Cotton Christmas idea advanced 'by the National Cotton Council. Just about everybody will agrco that it's a : fine thing and that it will help boost cotton consumption. Mighty few folks in Blythcville, Mississippi comity or anywhere else in the cotton belt won't admit that cotton goods arc better tlian ever before. Even fewer will loll you that dozens of line cotton articles aren't suitable as Christinas presents. This is one time we should not wait lo "let George do it." We know that when we buy Christmas gifts of cotton \ve arc actually putting money in our pockets an din those of other people in the cotton belt. Let's go out ' and do it without waiting for George. Move Timi' for The minimi clamor urging you to do your Christmas shopping early has begun again, but the stores on Saturday, Dec. 23, will probably be just as jammed with riotous last-minute shoppers as'thoy always are just before tlie 'holiday. This is too bad, because merchants • can't very well have their choicest merchandise for the convenience of harassed eleventh hour buyers. It is ii\so\ a pretty well 'establishedCt'act'".' that getting: your toes stepped on anil your hat pushed down over your face amid the frenzy of late shopping doesn't help to develop Christmas spirit. And sales-persons who should be singing Christinas carols and hanging holly wreaths will probably spend Christmas Eve with their feet in a mustard bath. Folks who have tried checking oil' their hojiday purchases rtu'ly have found the hohliday season to be a lot less strenuous, and a lot more fun. Avoiding Trouble The United States can heave a deep sigh of relief that the American merchant marine is not plying the European side of the Atlantic these days. From all indications; mines arc as . abundant in European waters as celery roots in a bowl of vegetable soup. If American ships were crossing tlic water, the chances are pretty high that at least one would have struck a mini; by this lime. For that section of the revised neutrality act which prevents OUT OUR WAY ships of American registry from entering combat /.ones the United Slates can be thankful. The Athenia, "incident" may have been .shrugged aside and the tragedy ascribed to the natural results of war. But too many losses' of American life and property could not be laughed oil'. The cumulative effect of such disasters would bring the national temperature dangerously close to the boiling point. A drifting mine has no conscience. The only certain way for a skipper to avoid hitting one is lo steer n wide course around the waters where such mines have boon sot loose. I SIDE GLANCES by Gajbralth of Publication in Uila column at editorial* from other newspapers doea not necessarily mean endorsement but la ui scknowledtfaveot ol interest In the subject* discussed. How Slow Arc Reforms in Public Affairs! As n reminder Uial "worth-while reforms in public alfairs come slowly," the Fort Smith Southwest, American recalls the history of county auditing in Arkansas. It is 22 years since the 1017 legislature mncln provision (or stale audits of the books of county offices. But from 1017 Lo 1928 a county's records were audited by the stale compliol- ler's office only at the request, of (lie county judge. Such requests were not ordinarily mtule until it had become general report, in a county that something was wrong In one or more of the courthouse of/ices. The audits ni.'iclc by request during that period revealed .shortages, errors and overcharges amounting lo around S1,OCO,COO. Nobody knows lo Ihls rtny what the condition may have been in offices thul went, unaudited. In 1925, the first compulsory niidltlng bill was Introduced in the legislature, and promptly tabled. It was re-introduced at the 1921 session, but political opposition lo the measure was so strong thai it got only 30 votes In the House, and was beaten. In 1029 an auditing bill was at last passed, but only after senator* and representatives of 34 counties hud been permitted to exempt their counties from its provisions. But when, during 1929 and 1930, audits made in the 41 non-exempted counties revealed irregularities of more than $231,000, the way was cleared for amending the law in 1931 to apply lo all 15 counties. Audits made under the amended act revealed shortages, errors ov Irregularities in practically all Ihc 3-1 counties that had been exempted two years earlier. It took 14 years, and eight legislative sessions, to apply fully to county offices one of the fundamental practices that private business hart long employed to assure the accuracy of its accounting and the protection of its money. But even alter the compulsory audit law WOK state-wide effect, Arkansas continued to let bonded officials post personal bonds as security for the funds entrusted lo their Keeping, though prolonged experience had plainly snowed that a personal bond seldom provides lull security, nnd often is no .security at all lor practical purposes. It was not until 1937 that the legislature supplemented the audit law with the law, just upheld by the state Supreme Court, that makes the bond of a surely company the only legal security any bonded 01- ficial can give. —Arkansas Gazette. SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL BY TOM HORNER COPYRIGHT, t»3». NEA SERVICE, INC. SO THEY SAY ' Son, by now Ihc whole town knows you're Number 28. Couldn't you resume your name and drop Hie. number \v5ili Hie end'of ik- football season?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson FOR. ALMOST A CENTURV AFTER THE. SETTLEMENT OF AMERICA, THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE WHEELED VEHICLE IN ALL THE LAND. NARCOTIC PROPERTIES OP THEE HEMP PLANT (AAARIHLJANA.) HAVE BEEN KNOWN FOE. THOUS/XNJDS, OF VEARS. WHY DOES AAOL^O LOOK (S^SS/V OfM /XN OPANSEE, AND O sS^-ACA: ON BREAD [ ANSWER: Because two different hinds of molds arc involved. NEXT: Lone distance yclline. The main question before us as a nation K not "Can we keep out of war, and how?" but "How can \vc best .serve mankind, the \vellare of the world, at whatever cost to ourselves?" — Bishop Charles W. Flint, head ol eastern slates Men, Mctiiodbt Church. » * * If we raise tlie level of education above society. can \vc raise the level of .society?— Dr. Robert M. Hutchins, president, University of Chicago. Down Memory Lane In Years AS: After 14 years iu the dry goods business here. H. A. Kleban. prominent merchant, is selling his stock and will go to New York city where he has business connections of a similar nature. The Blvthevlllc Chickasuws celebrated Turkey Day by soundly trouncing M. H. 3. cl Memphis Ycsli'rdny! Dousing iili'iidx fur n i./inri.e lo talk lo Am tilone. ' \Vlii-;i ntiuHim nrranKi'N M. I)IIUK- Inv Muiu* llj ( . Klrl n Itlillun from IICT dtt'ttx. "1 fiiLiiid M In Mm- liiimit.'* slujj-. \VITP you llitriM" Slif ucluillu »|, 0 « u iv Jli-iillninit Iml insist* it uriM i-iirly Iu Ihr t-vi'iiliif;, lout; Ijeforc lit WUN Iclller], CHAPTER XI HELEN BENTHOUNE led Dawson toward the hack stairs. "You asked how my father got into the house," she said, pointing to the doorway across the kitchen. "He came in there, met Jameson in Ihis hallway, and then came up the stairs to the left. Jameson's quarters open off the kitchen to the right." Dawson glanced backward lor a moment. On the other side of the swinging door lie had just passed through was the dining room, and beyond that the study. If a man hurried—van— He followed Mrs. Benthorne up the stairs. "Here is the. landing where father paused lo catch his breath—" Noting Dawson's quizzical look, she added. "Oh yes, Captain, I forgot to tell you. I talked to Father after he had seen you. He told me all that he had said." Slie hurried on, her black gown swishing about her trim mikles. Dawson hesitated as he reached the top of 'tlie stairs, eyed a small door recessed in the wall, "The clothes chute," Helen Benlhorne explained. "A most convenient place to hide a gun." "I'd thought ol thai already, 'Mrs. Benlhomc." Dawson smiled. "Krone emptied it fully two hours "go." "Do you really think you'll find thai gun here in Hie house, Captain?" Helen Benthorne seemed amused at the thought. "I should think you'd be searching the grounds. Unuuubfedly the murderer of my husband went out the window. While you waste time here, he's probably miles away." • "Mr. JBentliornc had many enemies?" "Arnold had no friends." She opened a clonr, "This is the guest room"—and nodding at the figure on tlie rumpled bed. . . . "My father is sleeping. . . . Poor Dad!" The detective pushed past her. through ihe donrway. He took ir the disarray oJ the room; the stretched full length upon the bed, face down, outlined under the blanket. The man's breathing was steady, unnaturally loud. "The sleeping pills,"-Mrs. Ben- thorne explained. "Must you disturb him now? This has been an ordeal for him. Won't you let him sleep and come back later?" Dawson nodded, backed slowly from the room. Alston stirred slightly, (hen relaxed again, resuming his quiet snoring. Dawsor> turned lo Mrs. Denlhorne's suite. * » t 'TWENTY minutes later he was ready to admit that if Helen Benlhorne had ever kept a revolver hidden in her room, she had left no trace ol it. There was 10 tell-tale outline on flimsy tm- derlhings in any of the dresser drawers; closets, filled with hundreds of dollars, of costly dresses ind coats yielde'd no clews. Each garment was hung neatly upon a satin-padded wooden hangar—to lold the shoulders in shape, Dawson decided—and at the end of each rack were more hangars awaiting this season's frocks. Mrs. Bentiiorne sat beside the window, nervously cutting an envelope to pieces with a small gold scissors. She did not miss Dawson's approving glance at the padded hangars. "Arrjold called those my pet extravagance," she said, nodding toward the closet. "The gowns? They must have cost a small fortune," Dawson agreed. "No, the hangars. I insisted upon-them, but Arnold could never sec why the ordinary wire kind those tho cleaners always send back—weren't just as good. He owned one of the companies that makes those—the wire ones, I mean." The detective nodded, and went on with his search. Once he paused, as if listening. "Is this room directly over Mr. Ben- horne's study?" he asked. Benthorne's widow shook her head. "I wish it were," she replied. "I might iiavc been able to hear—last night. Mr. Benthorne's room is above the study." Do you want to look around my husband's room?" "Not right away," Dawson said. "I'll have to awaken your father now. Or would you rather?" spread tossed back over the foot) Helen Benlhorne led the way. of the bed; the muddy shoes, side There, was a queenly pride in her by side; the blaek raincoat in o heap on the floor; the hat, on the h'ghboy, and the little line of water down the front o£ the drawers; the figure of. Alston, 1 Arnold Benthornc's longing to lave this woman for his wife, and lo take any means to force her nlo that marriage, Helen Bsn- ;horne was an aristocrat, Dawson <new, and her mannerisms never allowed anyone lo forget it. She opened the door to the guest room ;enfly, then threw it wide with a crash. "My father is gone!" she screamed. Dawson darted into tho room. ft was true. The bed was empty, tlie covers thrown back. Tlie shoes still there, neatly placed side by side, rtalf under the bed. Dawson rushed to the head of the front staircase, searched the hallway and entrance beneath. 'Krone! Krone!" he shouted, and as the patrolman rushed through the ha\f-open front door, "watch this stairway and the hall there. Slop everyone. I'm coming down the back way." * * t TJOUGLAS and Am were still at the table when Dawson pushed through '.he swinging door. "Anyone go through here in the last 20 minutes?" "Not a soul, Captain," Douglas answered. "What's tlie matter now?" But Dawson had hurried on. The detective bumped into Krone a second later at the door of the study. "What is it, Cop- lain?" "Alston—he's disappeared!" "But he was upstairs, sleeping." "Yes—yes—1 saw him not 20 minutes ago, sound asleep. But :ie's not there now. Did you sec him come down the stairs?" "I'd just stepped outside with Joey for a smoke—I'd have heard him—" "He left his shoes by the bed— Whal were you doing outside?" Dawson thundered. "Search the house. Call in a couple of those men on duty in front—get me a dozen more. Where's Flynn? What—" The words died in his throat. "Were you looking for me, Captain Dawson?" The dcor of Bcn- (horne's private hallway to the street opened and Alston emerged from the long corridor. The detective stared at him, openmouthed. "I awakened suddenly, with an idea," Alston explained. "1 came down quietly, snd I think I found something you'll want to see." He handed the detective a smudged, water-stained cigaret, half burned and crushed. "Most interesting," he went on slowly, his breath } rasping in his throat. (To Be Continueti stolon from, his car parked a short distance away on Highway 61 today. One Year Ago New York: A plan to amend :he Unite,-! states neutrality net so :hat the president could apply an embargo en any iiation he b2lieved to be an aggressor is being prepared by - government <r.-n«v's fir presentation to President Roosevelt. ¥Fmri IT iLnll u ih 51 to 2. Vive \Vars Ago National form income this y?si was one billion dollars hijher thai 1031. . . . "Baby" Nelson, ac cnsed slayer of three federal agents v:as found dead near Ntles Center. Illinois, his b:<ly riddled with bullets. . . . Tile University of Alabama football team today received the invitation to play in the annual Rose Bowl classic. . . . Wnllac; fixes cotton acreage at 15 per cent of the annual average. . . . While recrvcriiii; a. doctor's kit from the mud Arch Lindscy had liis revolver Engineers Will Discuss Improvement At Convention Due Soon • THE FAMILY DOCTOR Proper Rest and Hygiene Is Urged For Patients With Heart Disease PHILADELPHIA. (UP)—Amcrl- - (This is the fourth in a series of 14 articles by Dr. Pish- bcin on the nine principal causes of death in the United States.) BY T)R. JIOKHIS FISHBEIN Editor, Jouniiil of the American Medical Association, ami cf Hygcia, the Health Magazine We can do much to prolong our long lives and to prevent heart disease by maintaining suitable hygiene, including control of diet, By J. R. William? OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople ( \, V/ NO, I GVJ'T GQ--OH, I COULD, ' " \| BLTT IF i KMT PO THIS NOW/ SHE'LL ;\W£ ME TX> IT WHEN) RfcAL 1MPOR.TAWT , , COMES UP, SO GO AHEAD .. .( [ By ycUB.5ELF.S--QUITE Y' A * B)T OF COM. IW THEM , AIW'T ; } r- -»« ,s~- ty/* '-^ v'SSC -^^^ . i&'liS&.ic. 60BM TrilET/ VEAtas TOO SooM •• SOWEBOOY PHONED THERE A WUUT THE SUOT5 WE JUST , _ UJE . . IS THE OMLY CftT I OWM ~-- BUT SAWOM'CAMS IN (AY WEREN'T THERE LAST NlSWT/ WHY DONT YOU SUER1OCK6 FIND OUT THE PISH IN M.Y THERE ISM'T ANY MURDEP. IW TIAVo OR SOMETU1N AT YOUR I4OUSE-J BAV.TER/ WHAT AR6 THESE WILD BEASTS PROWLlM 1 AROUWD HERE? I SMELL THIS -ZOO PER BODY, 6ERSE&MT/ IAAJOR; !l\l. >. Ul'.S 'A- can cngiiicerin? progress in its ap- 1 ™,™^; w ^- ,,, 5lcc P-. .y cl .?*" li °"' plication lo mechanized industry ""' "" "" '" " will be studied and reviewed hero by engineers, scientists and trialtsls from nil parts of the advice. United States and Canada at the Slr Clifford and rest. For the person who already lias a heart disease or W2ak- indus- ncss ' there is nlso some important Allbutt, one of the "Cth annual meeting of the American Society of ' Mechanical nccrs, Dec. 4-8. I Result. 1 ; of study and research into all phases of the mechanical engineering field will be covered =>!' the hundred-odd leclmlcal pa- oers scheduled to bo read before technical sessions which will feature the five-day meeting. Th? papers will include studies the ...... .. . ^ greatest British authorities what causes strain. An excess of fluids in the body, an excess of food that must be digested, nn excess of muscular endeavor of any kind, and excess of emotional tension will make w_rk for the heart, speed up its rate, .and endanger tiie life of any one I whose heart is not up to normal capacity. A doctor can prescribe drills i which induce sleep and l:\ver the tension of the nervous system. He can abo prescribe dru^s -.viiich slow the rate of (lie heart and strengthen its beat. Every drug, however, is capable of harm as well as good; no drug should ever bo taken in case ,f disturbed action of (he heart unless prescribed spc:i- ficallj- by the doctor after the patient has undergone u careful examination. Few people realiuc that worry is bail for tiie heart. In tact, worry on Engi- (henrt disease, used t: say to the I young physicians who studied with him. "Tell a patient with heart disease to find out what he can do and do it; toll him to find out what, hn cannot do and never rlo It." '• over the condition of the heart may The one m:st important rule for actually lead IK:pie to (eel symp- nrolcngiug life in the case of peo-, toms that do not exist. Women pic with heart disturbances is to frequently complain of palpitation keep ail their activities within the' of the heart, which turns' out 11511- capacity of the weak organ. This | ally to be something wrong with i the menial and nervous system. should p.void any kind of | We now have tests for measurinj that involves sudden effort, not only the size of ths hcirt and o e vvea _ ., o E some Hi the fields of photo-elaslicitv. ^ fuels, aeronautics, machine de-! M ,. c H i M»n. iron and steel, dynamics v;rk railroads, textiles, rubber anu such as lifting heavy weights, the constant use of the arms in swimming—even sweeping and hammering. Any exercise that the patient can take \vithout becoming short of ,mbnstion' brcalh or (eeling a pnin may be promotei helpful. The first prescription, how- j n ;evcr. is rest. To provide rest for n plastics, heat transfer and turbine problems and others. The opening day's business meeting will be followed by a public hearing on the ASMK's proposed test code for dust separating apparatus in large con equipment, designed to sir puritv and public health cities and industrial centers. Approximately 3,000 of Ihc ciely's 15.000 members are cxped- the meeting. This cd to attend the meeting at which ,- s (j, c nrst hel(i the 1010 officers will be installed.(city in 43 years. Elected recently by nationwide ballot of the membership were Warren H. McBridc, .S.w "an .-Isco. prwMcnl. :mri Kenneth H Condit and Francis Hodskinson of] New York, and K. M. Irwln o! Philadelphia, vice presidents. Chief of the awards cmiferrcd by the society for outstanding engineering achievement will be <'Mt of the Hoiby Medal to "" n pl Johansson of Eskiltuna. for production and perfection gauge blocks used world by machine manufacturers. In addition to the ASMEs a«- weakened heart, we must caisidcr' peclancy. detecting the character of the heart beat but also for measuring the capacity of the heart to do its wovk. Such tests made by cinipetent doctors arc nf the utmost Importincc in determining liow much work a heart can do. and in regulating the routine of the patient to ensure him the longest possible lite ex- ycar's meeting New York Kansas Co-Eds Found Healthier Than Men LAWRENCE. Kas. (UP)—Women students at Ihe University of Kansas are more healthy than men students. This was revealed by Dr. A. Canuteson. directcr of the students health service at the university. that 10 per cent of the men entering the university arc underweight. The average co-ed at the. university is 18 years old, weighs 120 pounds and Ls 5 feet 4 Inches tall. The average man at the university is 5 feet 8.8 inches tall, weighs H5 pounds and Is 19 years old. 6? pcr c(mt of . A . r , hea , t , on , 47 Blindness S'o Handicap NEW HAVEN, Conn. <VPi~ Henry T. tstas has been sightloss since birth. He is a successful lawyer and now has a place on | the board of aldermen, having de- that • feated Ills opponent by a 60-vote had • margin in a spirited campaign, per »,,?! dfmer a rmniber o confer- cent of the men received the same Rice Is grow more widely and ,r« rrtpxlranews activities rating. 'used more extensively than any *U ba held ta conZctlon wKfi The health examinations showed other, foodstuff. i

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