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PAGE TWO HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Star Monday, September 13, 1937 Suffering Is Only Relative Stnr of Hope 1839; Press, 19S7. Cor.-••iidstrijl January 18, 1929. 0 Justice, Deliver Thy Hera-J Front False Report! r—-- 1 ' • Published every week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. {C. S. Palmer & Alex. H. Washburn), at The Star building, 212-214 South Walnut street, Hope, Arkansas. " C. E. PALMER, President ALEX. H. WASHBURN, Editor and Publisher *rf-^mM-^i*" — r- ii —™___^_____™__^»^_ - .^ -— ___ (AP) —Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. _ — • "- ! - _ . Subscription Rate (Always Payable In Advance): By city carrier, per ttttik 15c; per month 65c; one year $6.50. By mail, in Hempstead, Nevada, Howard, Miller and LaFayette counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere 56.50. Member of The Associated Press: The Associated Pi-ess is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or riot otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Charges en Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for all tributes, cards of thanks, resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial newspapers hold to this policy in the news columns to protect their readers Votn a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility .for the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. Mental Measurements of College Freshmen S O steathily is the burden of civilization shifted from the aging generation unto the backs of its children that the change rarely is perceptible. Fortunately, there are a few distinct mileposts along the road to the future, and one of them—the opening of colleges and universities for fall terms •—is directly at hand for close observation. If every adult properly fulfilled his duty to posterity, he would interest himself in the processes by which thousands of • high school graduates are permitted to proceed with higher - courses of training for service as leaders in the arts, professions, trades and science. Along with the thrilling experience of actually seeing the wheel of time and circumstances start, a new revolution, the observer would get an eyeful of just how much progress we are not making in teaching boys and girls how to live and ' make a living. ' •'"• '•''•• xxx THERE is, for instance, the report of an eastern college after 1 its study of about 500 applications for admission. The 1937 model male freshman, the report says, will be 18 years and six months old, five feet 10 inches tall, and will weigh about 152 pounds. These figures, showing an increase in physical proportions over freshmen of previous years, will be great news for the athletic coaching staff. But their significance for the rest of the faculty, for the student himself, and for civilization in general is negligible. Beyond listing the physical measurements and seeing that high school grades meet certain standards, the registrar's figures usually leave the freshman an unknown quantity as far as his affinity for building bridges, researching in botany or mastering constitutional law is concerned. And the likelihood is that he will remain an unknown quantity until he muddles through one or more years of his course, or until he plunders onto his "chosen" field or is led to it by the rare teacher who regards his job as somewhat more than a daily 50-minute lecture to each class. XXX THE college performs a great service in spreading its groan- 1 ing table of intellectual fare before the freshman. And the 18-year-old contributes his part, in most cases, with am- 1 bition and determination to make good at something or other. Failure to pin down that "something or other" is the gap on the production line in mass education. The job is only half done when the physician's staff weighs and measures the newcomer and the college prexy welcomes him at the orientation assembly. ' The wheel of progress will turn ever more swiftly and more efficiently when institutions of higher education seriously attempt to learn what's above a prospective freshman's neck, as well as what's below it. Mexican Horse Trading O NE danger in dishing out a new deal at home is that a good neighbor may come calling for his borrowed pots and pans before the feast is over. At least that is the'impression given by Mexico's threatened retaliation after Boulder dam blocked water hiterto received by Mexico. Mexican officials say that soon they will be in position to cut off two lower tributaries of the Rio Grande river, thus drying up the Texas water supply for 100 miles in the region southeast of Brownsville. ._ So far, Mexico hasn't definitely decided to take this action. It is being held back as a bargaining point, somewhat after the David Harum barter fashion. It's probably that Mexico would withdraw the threat in exchange for some of the Colorado river water withheld by Bolder dam. Texas, for one, could hardly appreciate 100 miles of dry border. It seems that Mexfjo M&ywhittled Uncle Sam down to some pretty sharp horse tradisf? T. M. Rcff. U. S. Pat. Off. By DR. MORRIS FISHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, and of Hygeia, the Health Magazine. Artificial Extract Used to Control the Functions of the Thyroid Gland This Is the 16th of a scries of 20 articles by Dr. Fishbein in which he discusses the glands of the human body and their functions. (No. 31T) Because of the relationship of the thyroid to other glands, extracts of the thyroid have been prepared in pure form and .are used in the treatment of many-different diseases. If a person who has developed the condition called myxedema, which is the result of lack of thyroid extract, is given some of the artificial extract, he begins to feel better immediately. In a few days he becomes warmer and less sleepy; his thoughts, his speech and his muscle movements become more rapid; fluid begins to disappear from his body due to the action of the thyroad on the kidneys; the skin is stimulated to grow'h and peeling takes place; the hair loses its thick, coarse texture and grows faster. There is nothing more dramatic in medicine than the effects of thyroid extract given to a myoxdematous dwarf or a cretin. In case of overweight due to lack of thfroirj .secretion, the results are equally striking. In many of these cases the fat begins to increase considerably immediately after childbirth and tht fat accumulates particularly on the hips, buttocks, thighs and breasts. It is iiecessary in every instance to make certain that the overweight is definitely of the thyroid type. The administration of extra thyroid for the control of overweight not of that type may produce symptoms of extra thyroid action which are far more serious than the overweight itself. In such cases, the rapidity of the heart, the nervousness, irritability, warmth and sweating are indications and warnings of the danger. In certain skin diseases with severe dryness of the skin, thyroid extract is sometimes used to advantage, and it is frequently given to pregnant women in order to supply the extra material that they need at this time. The disease mostly definitely related to the thyroid gland, beyond the signs of its overactivity or underactiv- ity, is the condition called goiter. Goit- ors are of two main types—the simple enlargement which is associated with excessive action. Whenever the tyroid gland is insufficient to supply enough thyroid secretion to vhe human body, it enlarges. Sometimes this enlargement occurs because the body is getting an insufficient amount of of iodine; in other in.- lances, it occurs because the gland it- .self is insufficient. NEXT: Iodine and goiter pre- v.'iition. SAY! IF PAT WOULP BE A GOOD PLACE TO GO TO GBT BY HAYFEB6R? By Olive Roberts Barton Parental Proxy Aids Discipline—Others Than Father and Mother Rightly Expect Child to Obey Children who behave well at home very often give the impression outside of being undisciplined. Neighbors complain that Jimmy doesn't do as he is asked, and teachers write little notes suggesting that the boy be taught to mind. The mother is usually surprised, and well she may be, because she gets rather prompt obedience from her son. The trouble in such a case often lies in the child's conviction that nobody has a right to dictate to him but the powers inside his own front door. Even Aunts and Grandmas are occasionally*'bewildered by the contrariness of their small kin. I have *pen children even defy a relative who made her home with the family. He is quite likely to say in mother's ab- sence, when Aunt Nellies wants hin to take a nap, or stop gurgling hi water, "You're not my boss," which i very naughty indeed, but understand able. Proxies for Mother As it is necessary for a mother t have proxies every day in the week and every week in the yar, I sugges that she tell her boy or her girl jus how matters stand. The neighbor i one proxy who stands for authority when Jimmy is in her house or on he lawn. The teacher is another proxy and her authority while the child is in school substitutes for home rule. Th relative in command is another. Am these are only a few. • There is a storekeeper, the stree car conductor, the busman and eleva tor boy; the butcher, the baker and thi candlestick maker. Each and everj one of these are bosses of their owr Japan has 370,123 trade unionists in her 7liH trade unions, 101 of whcih unions art- in the transport industry. CAST OP CHARACTERS KAY DEARBORN—heroine who inherits n yacht for vacation. M E I, IT A II O W A II D—Kny'» ronmninte nnd co-nil venturer. I'HISCII.liA. DUNN—tho third adventurer. FORREST BROTHERS nnd CRAXT HARPER—yolliil? ncien- tiNtM wliONe expedition turned ont to Me n rare experience. * • * Yestcrdnyi Kny nnd Grant learn that the madmnn In DcWitt Montgomery, eccentric who wnn nen- tenccd to life Imprisonment »cv- ernl yeiirs pnrller for n nerli-M of • trauicc dcntlia on the Island. CHAPTER XVI • «Y ES -" the man went on ' "" is true. Two years ago I escaped—and for at least five years before that I had been making my plans. Plans for escape from prison, and plans for revenge upon the woman who had desecrated- my teachings and caused my misery." Kay and Grant were speechless. True, as the madman's story progressed they had become more and more certain that he must be DeWitt Montgomery. Yet the ] shock of his confession, and his frightening pride in it, had,struck them with a terrible impact. Harper's manner changed instantly, for he realized now that there would be small chance to humor a man so obsessed. "You may imagine my disappointment," Montgomery went on, apparently oblivious to their new attitude, "when I discovered, after my escape, that the woman I sought was already dead. But I am a man of resourcefulness. There are many ways in which to revenge oneself." He made a sudden contrite gesture. "But I am boring you with my personal feelings, and that is not the way of a good heart. If you have rested sufficiently, I should like to show you the rest of my poor home." Almost imperceptibly, Harper nodded toward Kay. All during Montgomery's story he had been studying this room while he listened, and he was convinced there was no escape from it. Perhaps in the movement from one room to another he would have an opportunity to better his position, catch Montgomery off guard. "Here i» the library of which I spoke." Montgomery swung open a paneled door, revealed a square room whose walls were lined with old volumes. The smell of book cloth and paste, there in that slightly damp atmosphere, drifted heavily to Kay and Harper. "Please go in," the man said. "I will let you browse a bit, for you must excuse me once again." * * * "DEFORE they could reply the ** door shut swiftly. Wordless, the two faced each other. This room was more of a prison than the last. With a little cry, Kay Dearborn ran to Harper's arms. ''I'm afraid," she whispered. "He's going to kill us. I can see it in his eyes." Grant Harper gripped her shoulders. "Steady, Kay. Nothing very bad has happened to us yet, and I still hope that if we show enough interest in this fellow, feed his ego a little, he may forget his intentions." "But why did he leave us? Where is he now?" Harper smiled down at her. "At least while he's gone, we're safe." He walked to one of the walls of books, ran his hand over a row of titles. "Obviously, the man was well educated. Probably when he first came to the island his mind was balanced, then the loneliness released some hidden spring and he got off on this idea of a new religion. Then the prison, and his obsession for revenge, aggravated his condition." "I can't think he was very well Balanced if he wanted to live underground like this." "I don't know. There've been ots of cases where men have built strange living quarters which the average man would think eccentric. The curious thing to me is that newer cabin above ground —where your friends tell me you found that woman. I wonder why he built that? It's possible that—" * * * ITARPER stopped suddenly, glanced toward the ceiling. "Kay! Wouldn't that cabin be almost above here?" "•Why —why, it could be! And that would explain how she disappeared." "You're quite sure she was dead?" Kay nodded. "I'm sure of it . ." She shuddered, moving closer to him. "He must have taken the body down here somewhere while we were on the 'Chinook'." "If that's true, then there's some entrance to the cabin from below." Hurriedly he began walking past the shelves of books, testing them with his fingers, looking intently at the facing of the shelves. But he could nnd nothing which would indicate a secret exit from DeWitt Montgomery's library. Suddenly he stopped, bent closer to the wall. "There's something moving beyond here," he whispered. Kay rushed forward, started to tap against the paneling, but Harper grabbed her wrist. "It myy be Montgomery. If it is, we don't want him to know we think there's anything beyond vhis wall. Cun you hear it?" Kay list an ed. Unmistakably there was someone moving in a space beyond. Once she thought she heard a low voice, almost like a groan, but she couldn't be sure that her ears were accurate so anxious was she to discover a way out of their seemingly hopeless dilemma. Fascinated, she watched Grant Harper remove one of the books, carefully test the partition beyond. "Try to signal," she begged. Harper shook his head. "It's too dangerous. If—" * * # *HE door at the far end of the room opened, and DeWitt Montgomery stood watching them. "Have you found a volume which interests you?" he inquired, smiling. Harper faced those wide, mad eyes. "Every one I've picked up interests me," he said evenly. "Perhaps I shall let you spend some time here. It has been many years since I have shared my library." He came to the center of the room, leaned indolently against the table. "But first I want to finish my little story—about DeWitt Montgomery." "Of course." "As I say, I was greatly disappointed when I found that my betrayer was dead when I escaped from prison. But I discovered that she had a daughter. That was when I returned to the island here with the daughter's address carefully kept against the time I would use it. I built the little cabin which you see above. Then I wrote, saying that I was an old friend of her mother's and wanted most eagerly to do something for her. I wrote her that all I possessed was a beautiful little island on which v/as a cabin. I told her that 1 was old now, ;md warted her to have the place." Montgomery chuckled at the memory. "You sec, I could depend upon the fact that her mother would have been secretive about her own visit here." "And this girl," urged Harper. "Did she accept tho gift?" "Indeed. As I knew s'ho. would. I even sent her the money with which to come." At this revelation Kay Dearborn stood trembling. In a li'/ninl'- (Uisli of recollection ,sh(; :;.v.v that inert figure in tho cabin. Sli': could restrain herself no \<,i:V.':t in the presence of this rnad rnon-.t.'-;. "Then she was the wo/nan y<n killed!" she screamed. "1 : .av/ !.'•; there in the cabin!" Montgomery's face grew i-.ud- dcnly livid. Impelled by blind anger he rushed at her, a.ad wa:i stopped by the impact of Harper's fist. (To Be Continued). worlds, and when tho child is in that world, he must obey the egneral rules of the premises. When it comes to maids in the house, the extent of authority must bo outlined clearly to .both child and helper. Many n mother goes out leaving Anna or Nora in charge but without any real power of attorney. She usually has a bad time of it, because the children won't mind her nnd she is not permitted to punish. I agree with this, unless she has been with the family for years or has proved her wisdom in handling the recnlcitrnnt charge. But my sympathy is with her, none the less, when she is expected to keep order and tho children tell her that she is helpless by jeering, "You're not my boss." Fix Mnld's Status Questions of misbehavior may be referred to the mother after her return, but the trouble here is that youngsters Uute the girl for tattling. This could be settled more comfortably, for all concerned, if Mrs. Smith would say before she goes out, "Jimmy, when I am not here you arc to obey Anna. She takes my place while I am gone." As for relatives, here nguin there should be a clear understanding. The child must know whose word is law. Otherwise he will cither be confused decide to use the old alibi. He must be told that obedience does not stop at. home. a D By Bruce Catton FLAPPER FANNY By Sylvia • ' -COPR. 1937 BV NEA SEftVICE. INC, f. M. BEO. U. 9. PAT, Off. —. A Harsh Appraisal of British Justice. English justice may have its points, out conidtions within some of its prisons are just as unsavory as those that launt man's inhumanity in other parts )f the world, if James L. Fhclim's 'Museum" Morrow: $2.50) has a buck- ground of fact. Born Scumas Ua Faolain (cousin of Author Sean O'Faolain). Phelan was an Irish agitator who took part in the jloody Easter Rebellion, was twice sentenced to death, and spent 14 years n Dartmoor and Parkhurst prisons. Since "Museum" chronicles the 15 wretched years that a lifer spent in "Bleakmorc" and Farkmoor" prisons. Fhelan was well equipped to provide an authentic frame for his plot. In, fact, "Museum" was written within prison walls, while the author was yet surrounded by the squalor and brutality of prison life, and the manuscript was smuggled outside the walls by friends. In forthright, vitriolic vein, Phelan describes how the mental and moral fiber of Arthur William Mansell, who enters Blcakmore hardly out of his teens, disintegrates during his "stretch." In a style that is descriptive and harsh, that at times seems like something out of "Ulysses," Phelan tries, and often succds, in imparting to the reader some of the convict's agony over his imprisonment. In all, Phelan provides a stirring, vivid picture o£ the Gethsemane of a lifer. In his revelations of the brutal tyranny of moronic warders, of the equally vicious domination of hardened inmates, of degenerate cliques, Phelan paints a picture of English prison conditions that one long remembers. Here is fiction, but fiction so powerful that its characters never really die. —J. D. If all the water in the world were put into a large glass bowl of spherical shape, the diameter of that sphere would be 900 miles, according to estimates. "Fan-nee! I'apn says tell you to tactfully hand the young man his hnt unless he's one of those brainless pups who don't own hats." ssl Actress Ignores Script, Is Balky, But She Holds Down a Big Film Job HOLLYWOOD—All over the lot: In the last. shots of 'Ali Baba Goes to Town" they're having trouble with a temperamental actress. A big actress, too—an elephant named Susie. Eddie Cantor is silting on Susie and making a political speech. The script says that when Cantor mentions rising wages, Susie sits down, and when he lalks about lowering wages, Susie gets up. The comedian then is supposed to try a l h\t i of modern political .satire by inquiring bow anybody can launche a New Deal from the back of an elephant. Unfortunately, Susie hasn't read the script. She adheres to her early training, which was that when she was ordered to kneel, somebody wanted to dismount. So now she will kneel readily enough, but nothing can budge her from that position until Cantor hops to the ground. As soon as he remounts, Susie will rise. They try the scene again and again, finally have to film it in two takes. Perhaps out of respect for the supposed dignity of a star, Susie also refuses to take trunkful of water and whoosh it over Cantor. So the animal men are obliged to tie a garden hose along her trunk. The hose can't bo seen by the camera, and Cantor is thoroughly showered. Sus-ie provides some genuine excitement, between takes, by fumbling admiringly at n necklace worn .by a scantily-dressed extra girl. The girl Wins Promotion To Movie Land UERE is the perfect dress to wear between Summer and Fall. 1 •«• It will look lovely in town all through the late Summer and will see you smartly into Fall. Make it of the fabric that Paris has made famous in this dress—silk and rayon jersey that looks fresh and cool, and drapes so very easily. - Black and brown are two important colors for tins dress (Pattern 8020), which accents the charm of the feminine fk'ure Note the becoming low neckline and the button-trimmed closing at front of bodice into which the blouse is shirred. Tho waistline JS placed a little high and finished with a casual belt to emphasize the full dare of the skirt. The tapered front panel in the -kirt gives a pleasing slimness to the whole silhouette Pattern 8029 is designed for sizes 14, 10, 18, 20 40 and 42 Si/.e 16 requires 4 yards of 39-inch material with short sleeves! with long sleeves it requires 5 yards. The. Fall pattern book is now ready and includes 32 pages of late designs. Purchased separately, it's 15 cents. If ordered with! the pattern above, send in only an additional 10 cents To secure your pattern, with complete step-bv-sle'o sew cbavt send 15 CENTS IN COIN with your NAME ADDRESS ^TYLP .NUMBER and SIZE to TODAY'S PATTERNS U STERLING 0^nflS B NEWSPAP£R ' Y " aml be SU '' e '° MEN ™N THE NAME Murjorle Weaver, above can look back and smile now at the long 1 monllis she .spent climbing up to the feature role that Hollywood at last lias promised her. But it was hurt! work getting experience In slock and posing for uncounted bathing suit pitcurcs before Die movie moguls decided to give her the second feminine lead In "Second Honeymoon" opposite Lorettn Young niul Tyrone Power. doesn't immediately recognize the rough touch as that of a friendlly elephant, and a lady elephant at that, and she screams. People on the edges of the crowded set believe that somebody has been trampled, and a property man telephones for an ambulance. Knows His Snores Robert Benchley is cast in a feature picture, "Live, Love and Learn." But when I visit the set to see him, Mr. Benchley is asleep in his dressing room. There is no "Please Do Not Disturb" sign in evidence, so I knock at the open door. He opens his eyes, stares at me vacantly, and dozes again. I ask a studio photographer to snap a picture of him because here is proof that Benchley knew what he was snoring about when he made that celebrated short titled "How to Sleep." But the cameraman refuses; he says movie people raise Cain when they're caught in such unflattering, poses. Interviews Reporters 'Rosalind Russell is the most wide- awake person on the set. She is something of a trial to story-seeking correspondents because she never seems in the least interested in herself and prefers interviewing reporters. No other player in Hollywood has such an insatiable thrist for facts— almost any sort of facts. She toads kits of biographies of a person she will buy them all and check une hook against another to keep the facts straight. She is a rabid fan for aviators. When the lust group of Russian flyers reached Hollywood and were slated for a visit to the studio, Miss Russell was in a fino dither all day and had her maid waiting at the gate to notify her of their arrival. But they didn't arrive. Almost (Sub!) Too Good When Gladys George finishes "Madame X" 1 mean to find out how she feels about her astonishing transition Irom frothy ^ux-appc-aling comedy to mature roles in melodrama. A lot of tears have flowed under 1 ' the bridge of her nose since she panicked Broadway in "The Milky Way" and "1'ersonal Appearance." (jilt here, "Valiant I.-; the Word for Curiifj" and tins Mademe X business have pretty well stamped her as a sob specialist. She is a fine crier, though —almost too realistic. I watched her in the climactic courtroom scene, and for several takes she got so choked up that she couldn't carry on with her lines. »* I t * 4 Death duties provide one of the greatest sources of national revenue in England. First imposed 41 years ago, the British Exchequer has received ?7,500,000,000,UOO from them

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