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PAGE FOUR BLYTHBVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER WEW8 OO. ' H.' W. HAINES, Publisher . ' J. GRAHAM SUDBUBY, Editor PAMUEL P. MORRIS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas Oily. Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 181V. Served -by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the City of Blyllicville, IBo per week, or 65c per month. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, $3.00 per year, $1.50 for six mdntlis, 75c for.lhree months, by mall In postal zones two to six inclusive, $6.50 per year; In zones seven and eight. (10.00 per, payable In advance. Dewey Off" The thoroughness with which political candidates now lay down their campaign barrages /s exemplified by the fat envelope that came to our desk yesterday from the headquarters of Thomas E. Dewey, New York's racket busting district attorney, who now turns to the field of national politics, hoping to ride to the Republican presidential nomination on the crest of his renown as a prosecutor of gangsters and gangster-politicians. ' It seems that Mr. Dewey is goiaj,' to make a speech in Minnesota soon as a sort, of' "take-oft 1 " on his flight for the presidential nomination. His headquarters just wanted to be sure that no paper, not even down in Democratic Arkansas, failed to be supplied -with a copy of Mr, Dewcy's speech. While it was only a day or so ago thai Mr. Dewey formally entered Ihe ranks as a presidential candidate by accepting 'support of New York Republicans his organization has been making ready (o launch the Dewey movement for some time. It has been said Unit Dewey retained a press agent on his district attorney s la IT, a statement that we cannot vouch for, but it is doubtful if he needed one much as his success in the role of prosecutor undoubtedly has been well earned. Of course there' will naturally bo considerable doubt ns to whether the talents which have fitted Den-ey for the lole of •"prosecutor would be quite, so J* lilting for presidential tinibei;. ^4 ''••,• From perusal of mnlcria'l in the fat envelope from the Dewey headquarters we would say that Mr.' Dewey is going to stick pretty close to generalities until the Republican platform begins to take more . definite shape. After all more than one candidate has advocated certain undertakings prior to convention lime only to. find himself the leading proponent of contrary views when party leaders finish writing the platform on which he is supposed to stand. Tft tellers Get Ideas Somebody is always coming along with new ideas to push education farther along the path of progress. But the Dallas (Texas) Teachers' Association now suggests that maybe a little less advancement would do the cause some good. The recommendations were made for the benefit of the Dallas public school system, but anyone who ever had the remotest association with schools will be interested. __ Generally, it j s suggested that OUloURWAY schools get buck io Die old-fashioned theory of the "three Il's." The teachers would fllso cut out pep squads and iiike athletic programs down a peg or two. Ami to lop it off, they would like to keep youngsters in elemenlai-y schools an extra yenr to polish them ofl" before sending them to high school. Frills can be. carried too far. And the trappings of progressive education can be brought to a point where the effect is lost in confusion. No matter how they're taught, read in', writ- in' and 'rilhmctic must .still remain part of the curriculum. Maybe the Dalhis teachers are right in believing these rudiments may as well be dished out strniKhl. At any rate such a program would probably be watched with considerable interest. I SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith Publication in Oils column of editorials from other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but IB an Rcknowlcdttrueut of interest In the subjects discussed. Cape Has No Traffic Bridge Let'.s be careful in speaking of Ihe trailic bridge in Cape Gfrardcau. Let's not speak of it as "the Cape bridge," or "Cape Glrnrrteairs bridge," because IL Is not the property of this city. Cape Girardeau as a community does not own the bridge, docs not have anything to sny ax to Its nifinagemcnl, hns no voice in the fixing of tolls or the payment of taxes. Cape Gl- rnrdrau gels only the gad. It gels the lasting Ill-will of nearly every traveler who uses (lie bridge. It. draws condemnation from thousands of citizens living in Illinois who would like to trntlc In Cnpe Girardeau or come here occa- sionnUy for special events. Never a day passes but thnt some traveler who has been soaked SI to cross the bridge slops Io vent his wrath, and travelers charge the responsibility Io Cape Gir.udeaii, not knowing that the bridge Is owned by mi Ohio corporation that apparently has no regard for the community. Bo let us all make it a rule to spcnk of the .bridge as "the,.traffic bridge nt Cnpe Girardeau." Let us deny and repudiate the idea (hat Cape Girarcteau owns the bridge , and sets (he loll. • It 1.5 not the Cape Girardeau traffic bridge bill the Irnflic bridge in Cnpe Girardeau. The sentiment [or sign boards announcing the position of Cape Girardeau In this damaging condition Is growing. 'Hie demand grnd-' iially increases. As a- matter of fairness and ;' justice' to, CalV, Glrnrdcnil' sign boards 1 ; should.: ' be placed along tiic highways in ' illlivils and' Missouri reading something like this: HIGH TOM, BRIDGE. Cape Girardcau itocs not 01^11 and is not responsible for (lie hlffli (oils collected Ijy (be fraffli: brirtsc crossing- the Mississippi :i l Cape (jirurclcau. Such announcements should' be signed by il>o Chamber ol Commerce, bill, if (he Chain 1 '"' docs not wish to protest against the altitude of the Ohio corporation, then it will be up Io pnlrlollc citizens to do so. The patience of (be citizens ol Cape Girardeau lias been tried to the breaking point. The intolerable bridge situation must be corrected. --The Southeast MUsourlan. "My t-ollcu is boiliitg'over (he children arc screaming— Ihe dog is bMi-knii;—Iho |)| m i>c is ringing—ami you n: 1 )l you've ilisliubwl me!" ------ ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson NOW VISIBLE AT IN THE EVENING* • SO THEY SAY Lack of system mid consistency has been a great advantage to Ihe Nnzis with their extreme opirortunism. They can neglect, discard, emphasize and add ns Ihe occasion demands.—linroKl H. Chidscy, philosophy professor, Lafaycllc College, Easton, Pa, ? * • Cnrc should be token not Io prevent any of our people from expressing themselves, from forming parlies Io advance their ideas or from taking part in any group which functions under the law.—Mrs. Eleanor nooscvclt. NEW YORK CTfTV HAS ABOUT /O, GOO AfND How DfD THE INDIANS r SEND LONG-DISTANCE 0 ) COMMUNICATIONS.A^l *~~*~<-~~~^~?-—^-^*-~^^~J ANSWER- By smoke signals in the daytime and fires at nighf, NEXT: The first submarine victim. THE FAMILY DOCTOR Kidney Diseases, Recognized Early, Can Often Be Treated With Success WY 1)11. MOKKIS liiiilor, Journal of Ihe Anii>rir.xn Alcclir.nl Association, sml uf HyKcia, the Health ,M:ip\7im' Nephritis, or Inflammation of the kidneys, was fourth in the list- of the causes ; f death in 1937. It was responsible for 102.877 deaths or about 1.1 p»r cent of all deaths. There may be various stages ol TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1939 [ SERIAL STORY 5 WOULD KILL BY TOM HORNER COPYRIGHT, IS3». NBA SERVICE, INC. lo.liTdaj-1 Joi'y <ll Turin hunt., '»>• n rciiKuii Mliy J>:i,v»im «!i (1 ul<l """I ll> Hike Ills I'lKIirc'fK. Thi'n "if ruxhcK lo iLitmlt Io tluvihoii 'Imt IIP NUB iti lliw boiiKi* ulii'u Ilmfhorne „„„ |<[ili.il. Mr.'i. lU'ii- Iliwii- lirl,, B « (•(••nrflit mid HIM ,".",)" "? ""•>' UK''' Hireu <»> « !_'.» n '"V lt; """uiU'i* /tir Ant to t»i.i u llitlc rtht, CHAPTER XVI JOHN DOUGLAS wailed unlil hi could no longer hear Jameson's voice as (he hutlcr led Ara up. siairs, then swiftly went to work Ara bail sa id Bcjitliorne put (he letters and the photographs in a book. In a hurry, a man would select a book within easy reach Douglas reasoned, and replacing i' on a shelf, he'd pick out one of, (ho middle rows. That eliminated (hc (wo top shelves. Too high. And the bottom row too. Douglas knew that Ihe book he sought was not on the lefl of Ihe fireplace. He turnec 'to the right, hurriedly pulled volume after volume from the cases lipped through the pages. Ho could hear Dawson's voice, and Hie Kalian's, just outside the door, but he couldn't make out the words. It Dawson should come back! That was a chance he had to take. As he worked he pondered Ara's reaction to the deteclive's accusation. Had she actually planned to blame Bcnthorne's murder him? He recalled, unpleasantly, that she had suggested coming out to Benthorne's although he had insisted the idea was his own. But Ara was in love with him. He was sure. Her kisses. She had kissed him before, back in Salt Lake, when she thought— before she knew her father wasn't the real John Doucte. It dklu't'add up. ^ Even if she had put him on the "spot," he couldn't stop loving her. He'd loved her from the first moment h c spoke to her, in tiie coffee shop. They were planning Io be married, too, as soon as she saw her lather. Her hags were packed. The porter at her apartment had told him she hnd wanted to catch a train. Did she really intend to run away, never see him again? T-ove battled doubt as his thoughts raced on. He couldn't i.ope io go through every book in lne : roorn. There were hundreds is only some of them were dusty, lie might have had some (ndica- liou of where to search. But that all-efficient butler evidently saw 'o it lhat the maids didn't miss dusting the study regularly. That passageway Io the street. Why hadn't Ara told him about it? That would have simplified (hc whole thing. Had she kept silent about it because she intended using it herself? If he had been 30 seconds quicker. That passageway . . . passageway. He couldn't forget it. I Benthorne had build his house with that—why—? There was the answer to the whole thing, Douglas realized Bentliorne had some secret hiding place- here in his study. A sliding panel, a hidden safe. Benlhorne had had plenty of lime to lake Ara's proofs out of the book, put them salely'away. But where? The desk? Dawson had probably searched it thoroughly. Modern desks weren't built with secret drawers any more—at leasl, if Ihey were, Davvson would know where to look lor (hem. How about the wall panels? Ho apped several, cautiously, afraid hat the detective might hear him. S T o hollow sounds there. The fireplace? Hc pulled at its projections, pushed its ornaments, loping against hope that one night give or snap open a concealed strong box. The clock ticked on, above his lead. Dawson might return any ninuie now. Thai damned clock! Did il have o tick so loud? It was gelling on is nerves. Imagine, John Douglas, vilh nerves. Tic-lac, tic-lac tic- ic! And it was gelling louder with very slrokc. He'd fix it, stop it. Maybe Dawson would not notice. Anything to slop that infernal ackcl. Tic-tac, tic-tac, TIC-TAC! Hc reached up to the mantel, >ulled the clock awaj' from the vail, reached around to stop the wndulum. t * * j^ MOMENT later he was read| ing through Ara's letters, her pictures and the marriage certificate were in his pocket. Clever of Benlhorne to have the clock i over that, recess.-in. Die, mantel. There were other papers too. Re- celpls. Notations. Memoranda. And almost on (he bottom of the pile, a letter from (ho Great Northern Mining company. Douglas shoved Hie clock back in place, genlly starled (he pendulum once more. Tic-lac, tic-lac Funny how soft il sounded now. Where could he hide this stuff? Mrs. Benthorne might know of the mantel hiding place, but lie j, doubled it. No use taking any f chances. Belter get it outside. Hc moved over to the window, slowly raised the shade. A policeman was still at the gate. The window was in full view, but Douglas would have to take that chance. If the cop just went on talking to Nick Smith and didn't turn around. He glanced around the lawn be- ! v- low him. That watering can, half Vi hidden behind a clump of ever- " greens. ? He raised the window, slowly, silently, slid his leg over the sill and dropped to Ihe ground t * »"J WAS just coming in the doorway here, when I heard the cop's whistle," Joey \vas explaining to Dawson as they sloocl al the street entrance of the passageway. "I knew something was wrong and I thought the cop had seen me duck in here. I tossed away that eigaret Alston found and ran to the hall. 'II was dark, bul (here v/oa a light upslairs. I figured Ben- lhorne was in his study then, hut 1 didn't want to see him right away. So I ducked around the foot of the stairs and into the living room. Come on, I'll show 3U." Dawson followed Joey into the hall again. It would have been simple for Joey Io have stepped -o the study door, killed Ben- lhorne and dashed back down the passageway. But Joey had said le thought Flyim had seen him enter Ihe house. Bellcr hear Joey's story out. "1 knew I could go out a win- low as soon as the cop got away 'rom the gate, so I crouched down lere in the dark," Joey went on, when the detective followed him nto the living room. "Then, while I'm wailing here .ill. things quiet down and I can ;et out, I hear Benlhorne shout 'You!" and someone answers him, very sofl-like. Then, after about lalf a minute, the shot! "I already had my gun out, and stuck my head out around viie edge of the doorway—just jiiic his—to get a look and—" A'shot ended Joey's story. With queer look of surprise he swiiiiEt around to face Dawson again and ell^ full on ],j s f acc ; (To EC Continuc-d) nflammalion of the kidney and! police force, lakin« the nlace of i /I"""/ ° f ?, Wney dbraEe -! A - F - Statin, recently res gneS * °™ tha c " 10 °" C1 * f >'. G. Goodwin' annou-nwd' suddenly and which may result in death within a few days. Far nore frequent., however, is the chronic form ot inflammation of the kidneys which Bright's disease. is known as Acute inflammation of the kirl- ncys is such n serious c million '110 one is likely to neglect it •condition, the very long. blood. may In that appear in I: day. Five Years :\ga The tuition for the high school students has been reduced from $0 to $1.50 for the six week term. . J. W. Meyer and C. C-. Redman have gone to Washington to seek g;v- ernment aid in strengthening the Big Lake'-LUlle River levac system. Fire of unknown origin swept There may even be sudden complete oss of consciousness. Such acute inflammations o: the kidney frequently follow serious infectious diseases. Chronic inflammation or the i.'hieys includes a number of clif- i terent f.rms of inflammation. These involve dii:erer,t inrts ol the kidney, including the litt!:i groups of cells which collect the material that is to be excreted. Ihe tubes (luougli which Ihe fluid passes, or the blood vessels. When the kidnc,- is unable Io get the waste material out :f the body there is an accumulation in the urine, the Blytlievllle Gin Company's plant this morning causing damage estimated at $30.0CO. W. J. WUH- derlich was named president of the Chamber of Commerce at the <r- gam'zation meeting held this afternoon. One Year Ago Philadelphia—An investigation of- the Works Progress Administration by Hie 76lh congress was predicted t:day by United States Senator H. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire. Alabama H<itarians Shamed MONTGOMERY, Ala. (VPl — Alabama - born members ol the w'nrt ~n ""TI •••——- -•- Montgomery Rotary Club know blood cells, Then there is swelling lew about the stale than "foreign" of the tissue:; called cdcnn. At tlic ' ° English Bishop Forbids ?, Clergy To Join Army Jj $1 BIRMINGHAM, Eag. (UP)—The .' Bishop of Lichfleld ' (Dr. E. S. |, Wccria) has fcrbrdden clergy lu '^ his diocese joining the army as i;! combatants. ' 'j He lias, he says, had a consid- S eraole number of applications % from clergymen who wish to be- ~ n come chaplains in the services and i ( he is sure lhat, if a need for fur- t ther chaplains arises the Lichfieid 1 diorese will not be wanting. Hc t>: adds: ;; "1 have had one or two requests M from clergy to join the army in a S combatant capacity. 2"I have no hesitation in saying U Mint such a course will not meet j with my approval or have my aii- Ihorily. unique Thc special and indeed t- contribution which Ihe £j clergy can make at this time tow the national need • is a spiritual !. cue and our special vocation U> v- minister to spiritual needs Is otfi- - cially recognized. "The only possible alternative '.i uiu suite m.ui lorcign lil ^ uin> tju.viiuie aiuuuiuivu The club recently was'open to the clergy would-be sor- \ .•-"•"•• v-iiuu liutui-.. "" i"u i mfinocrs. The club recently was'open to tnc clergy would-be sor- samc tune more work is thrown on ;given a qiilii on Alabama history .vice in the 11.A.M.C. But even such .lie ue.iri. ^ ^ | and Industrie*. The "foreigners" service would be a distinct diver. won by 18 points. iion from our appointed task." The most imnortant lvt:c ot i -• .—. MAW AM' PAWS 1M TOWM WITH TH' 1EAM-- NO SIR, WE HAVEN'T A 1ELEPHONE--TH' NEXT HOUSE 7 WHY, TH AYS ABOUT THREE MILES, BUT, NOBODY LIVES THERE . AWOTHEtt. HORSE, BUT HESASHETIAMP , POWV- TOO LITTLE ) ~^-~. FO(? Vm 1 1 _____ BORN-IHIRTV YEARS TOO SOOM By J. R; Williams OUR BOARDING HOUSE with Major Hoople ;.• AW WORD, SRlZiMI, |( OO WOT GA^ROT THE ,\\AN«~-' ALLOW HIM "SPACE f Kfpuav-iiAi I BEFORE ME : TWIGGS JESTED __ A, DILEMMA/ T HOPE WE CAM ReSusciTATe HIM j 3 WEEL MOT BLOW LOOSE ZE KMOT6/ &j% VOU CAN ROLL ME UP GUEST GRLZIMI V LIKE A RUG IF VOL) , PEENlSH TlHYOU UP,) WfcNT TO.PROFESSOR v 7.E MOUNT VESUV' j ~^THEW NftlLTiE LiD ONl AMD Gtx/e WE EXACTLV owe MINUTE —• YOO'LL FWD We IM TU& 8>\CK ROOM t ATI MS A The mosl chr nic tamed dcgc™ ra ir re ' S or l «nlteT \ HOLD EVERYTHING 5 TWIS65 POOLI.M6? WE CAW VVAIT ' cause it occurs in old people, tn the ninjority of these cases there may be high ulooci pressure w'nicli hns existed for fome time. To prevent serious disturbances cl Ihe kicliiDy. curly delcclion is ol (he iilmo.st impartiincu. These riis- turbaiu'cs imnifcsl tliinwelves sit an cavly date by the presence in the tirinc o. albmnin or by changes in Ihe fclootl \vhlch indicate lhat the kidney is not doing its work salis- lactoril.. A rc*ii!:ir physical c;:acnitwtio:i cl Ihe body will Icntl Io dclocl the discl.sc at" an early sliigc. \vlicu much can !>;• done to control its prcgrcss. The early detection i>f higii blooci pressure is also impor- Eanl. Pipvcntlon •( infection is Important a.s a nicaiis of prcventuvj ;n- nmalion of the kidneys. Next, of I cours?. ij, u, e limitation of v.ork lhat Dip kidney must do. A fliitriblc i control a (he diet i", important. Clyde Lewis Down Memory Lane 10 Years Ago Announcement was marie by Dwl?M Blarkwood today, chairman of Uic Arkansas Highway Commls- sl:n. that weather permitting the new concrete viaduct approach to Ihe Harahaii brldgs \vill be opened February 1. . . . J, Z. Ozinent. has been added to the Blytneviue "Sure the bii'ds here have learned Io lalk—you've been • here 24 hours, haven't you?" A'.

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