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If r* fc PAGE TWO HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Star i I Star of Hope 1839; Press, 1B27. Consoli'aatetf January 18, 1929. 0 Justice, Deliver Thy Herald From False Report!' Published every week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. (C. E. Palmer * Alex. H. Washburn), at The Star building, 212-214 South Walnut street, Hope, Arkansas. C. E. PALMER. President ALEX. H. WASHBURtf, Editor and Publisher (AP) —Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. v •A ^ Rate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per w«ek 15c; per month 65c; one year $6.50. By mail, in Hempstead, Nevada, Howard, Miller and LaFayette counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere $6.50. Member of The Associated Press; The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or ,y< otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Charges on 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 Irbm a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility /or the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. Modern Labor Puzzle for a New Solomon O LD King Solomon, who once settled a very tough lawsuit by drawing his sword and offering to slice a child in half, could do very .-well if he should come back to earth right now. r A : thani of his ingenuity seems to be needed on the National .Labor Relations Board. The board and the law it is operating under are both brand-new Ventures. The cases that are coming to it for decision involve brand-new problems. And some of the-decisions that .are being handed down seem to set brand-new -precedents. , Th^e i?. for example, the case of the National Electric * Products Corporation, at Ambridge, Pa. Here was a case in which Solomon himself might well have called for help. ....... XXX S OME. 1800 men are employed by this corporation at Ambridge. Prior to the final upholding of the Wagner act's validity by the Supreme Court, these workers had been getting .along (for better or for worse) under a "company union" type of labor organization. Last spring it became obvious that this organization must be replaced by a regular union. The result was formation of a local of the International .Brotherhood of Electric Workers, an A. F. of L. union. The . corporation signed a closed shop contract with this union in Moy. But there existed in the plant a nucleus of C. I. 0. union- iste, who promptly protested that the closed shop contract with the A. F. of L. union stepped on their toes. So the whole case was taken to the federal court—which after due deliberation, ruled that the contract was valid and binding. And at that point, being signatory to a contract whose legality had just been upheld in court, the corporation might have been pardoned for supposing that its labor trouDies were over. T ^ -T^ ttey'.weren't. The C. I. 0. men went to the National Labor Relations Board and that body has now over-ruled the federal court, declared the existing contract invalid and ordered, an election to decide whether the corporation is to sign with the A. F. of L. or the C. I. 0. •'.'•V •'•'•• -• ':• X X X ' •"" : '"' '" ; jpOtfglDER, now, the implications of the whole case. Is the V- tabor board to be a body superior to the federal courts ? Is thejegahty of a labor contract in doubt—regardless of court rulings—until the board has passed on it? Is it up to the employer to find out, not only what his men want, but which group of union leaders they like better, before he deals with them?. And. is the closed shop an equitable and- workable proposition in a plant where an active and militant minority happens to oppose it? - -When one case raises such questions, we have gone a long way fr'om the .traditional wages-and-hours type of labor dispute, Solomon himself might well be stumped by this new complexity of modern labor relations. ••farii The Government Is Still Buying It Tuesday, September 21,1937 SOME P6OI»ue. USCP TO EXPECT TO FINt> THE STREETS O? AMERICA PAVED WITH <JOLP WELL — WHO KNOWS? out By Olive Roberts Barton books, not director of Pupils Learn Care of Books at Home ^ ? e lS>^hing S that shocked me a bit. It seems that the yearly toll for replacement due to damage is mounting in- /M*nr1lK1-\T ' long ago, with a school a large city, I learned a people, therefore, are dying of cancer. NFXT: course. Tracing cancer to its credibly. It is timely to discuss'-n few-tilings now concerning the care of School books, as universal adoption of the free books plan in high schools is con- templated. If parents' are surprised, having had their own books furnished years ago without cost to themselves, I must explain that only certain cities and states supplied algebras, Latin grammars and geometries to their older students. It took twenty years to see the wisdom in such a course. Older Pupils More Careless There is a point here, you know, in spite of the fact that it is easy to say that if education is to be tree it should be just that. The point is care and appreciation of books. Many school boards, sighing over the annual bill for scuffage and destruction, discovered that contrary to expectation, the toll mounted with age. Instead of little people losing, tearing and defacing more than their Aviation Vision r»LENN MARTIN'S imaginative picture of 250,000-pound VJ air liners carrying 180 passengers on non-stop ocean •-flights might sound like a pipeclream—if it came from anyone else. But.Mr. Martin has already advanced so far on the road to the super-airplane that we can only take it for granted that planes such as he describes will be in actual commercial operation within a decade. Mr. Martin's prediction—voiced to an interviewer at the recent National Air Races—is interesting, because the famous designer and builder of planes does not seem to believe that there is a theoretic limit to plane size. Fora long time it had been supposed that the "curve of efficiency" diminished as size increased, and ffiat there was a point beyond which added size would prove a drawback. But he has already made studies of this projected 250,000-ton airplane. His studies indicate that such a ship, properly designed and built, should be perfectly practical. And, as he remarks, 'If we can build to 250,000 pounds', I am convinced there is no definite limit." If this is correct, we shall eventually have planes that will dwarf the mightiest sky liners of the present day.. THE NIGHT; Copyright, i<?37, MBA Servi'efr, foe. By DB. MORRIS FJSHBEIN Editor, JonrnaJ of the American Medical Association, and ol Hygela, the Health Magazine. Greatest Increase in Cancer Deaths Is Recorded Among Persons Over 60 This is the third in a scries of articles on Cancer, in which Or. Morris fjshbein discusses characteristics of the disease and measures for Its prevention and treatment. (No. 324) 'One of the.most common topics o consideration is the question of wheth er the incidence of cancer is incrcas ing. We know that far more people di of cancer today than formerly. Foi instance, in 100 there were 65 deaths c cancer for each 100,000 in the popula tion, whereas in 1933 there were 102 deaths out of each 100,000 of the pop ulation. In the intervening period, however the average age of death has beer: greatly raised. Cancer is essentially a disease of advanced years. The mere fact that more people live longer than used to is proof of the fact that cancer itself is probably not increasing. Children who used to die in infancy and the people who used to succumb to typhoid fevfir, tuberculosis, dysen- try and similar complaints now grow to an age when they form better soil *Mf*li tsu ii! wOns" growth: ----- Latest available statistics show that there has been no significant increase in cancer among white women at any age below 65 years. There seems to have been a significant decrease between the years of 35 and 55. One of the points about which there is much argument is whether the age of death from cancer is lower now than it was 30 years ago. Actually, the average age at death from cancer in 1901 was 59 years and the average age at death from cancer in 1921 was 61.7 years. The real increase in the percentage of deaths from cancer is in people over 60 years of age. However, certain forms of cancer may be increasing in incidence in association with the changing habits of human beings and with chages in our methods of life. We know that certain factors tend to increase the incidence of cancer. Most of these factors have to do v/th irritation. Cancer is increasing because the population is increasing and because more people are living longer than they used to. These people are kept from dying from these diseases from which people formerly died. Cancer being essentially IfcfiSease"' of ~6Id~ age, more CAST OF CHARACTERS PniSCILLA FIERCE — heroine, ynn*it£ woman tittorney. AMY KIOHIt—ClIly'H roommate anil murderer'* victim. JIM KEIUUOAN—ClllT'x flnnce. IIARHY HVTCHINS — Am>'« •trnngre vlnltor. SERGEANT DOI.AJV—officer HH- MlKited to solve the murder of Amy Kerr. * * * Teflterdnyi The cn«c of Amy Kerr )• complicated when Cilly receive* a xurprUe curd from Jim Kerrigan uilvixInK he hud taken the Drat iilnne to Utah. . She thought of the Utah ellrfplns. Then Hergeant Doliut fcnocku at the door, CHAPTER VI flLLY led Sergeant Dolan into ^ the living room, remembering as she did so, that she had not as yet tidied it. One could not put too much faith, she was thinking, in Sergeant Dolan's pleasant manner. It was reflected in th* careless, good- natured bulk of his six feet two, In the lightness of his speech, in the wide smile which came so easily to his lips. But his rather small, quick eyes belied all that. They were shrewd and cunning. "I'm sorry to say, Miss Pierce," the sergeant said, seating himself in the most comfortable armchair, "that this matter of Miss Kerr's —er—accident, presents itself in rather a different light this morning." Cilly sat down opposite him. "You've seen Mrs. Corbett then?" she asked. "Who is Mrs. Corbett?" he countered. "A neighbor from across the street. She called a few minutes ago—with some rather startling information, I suggested that she get in touch with you immediately." "Um-m-m-m." Doland scratched his chin. "Just what was this startling information?" he asked. » * * plLLY hesitated. It would be ^ wiser at present, she decided, to do no more talking than was necessary. "Perhaps it would be better, Sergeant Dolan," she suggested, "for you to hear Mrs. Corbett's story from her. She intended to phone you, I believe." Dolan looked at Cilly shrewdly. "Here's a girl," he thought, "who's nobody's fool." Aloud he said: "She did g<* in touch with me. Thought I'd just stop in and get your version of the affair once more." "I'll be glad to answer your questions, sergeant," CiUy offered, courteously. She was more composed now, more her natural well- poised self. Sergeant Dolan took out his inevitable black book and an almost "How long did you tell me you've known Miss' Kerr—Amy Kerr, that right?" "Yes." Cilly repeated what she had told the night before. She met Amy some six months previous, in the Cannon building where they both worked. "We frequently ^inet downstairs in the tea shoppeior lunch," she added "Amy spoke of the difficulty in finding a nice place to live in New York. She had been staying at n Sirls' residence club and did not like it very much. Finally I suggested that she share this apartment with me. That was two months ago." "Remember tyie name of this residence club?" Cilly named a modest but well- known clubhouse in the Seventies. "Did she have many friends"" "Very few, I should say. Amy was a stranger in the city. I understood that she came from a town called Interlaken, in New Hampshire, where she had lived with an aunt. She came to New York less than a year ago and happened to find this position as secretary to Harvey Ames, of the real estate firm. They have offices on the same floor as ours." * * * TN his book, Sergeant Dolan wrote: "See Harvey Ames." "What company did you say you were with, Miss Pierce?" he asked. "Crowell and Burns, attorneys.' "Secretary, I suppose." "No, junior attorney. I was admitted to the bar two years ago." Sergeant Dolan raised his eyebrows. He looked Cilly over with a new respect dawning in his eyes. "You don't say! Quite a youngster to be a full-fledged lawyer, aren't you?" "I'm 27." "Twenty-seven, eh? Well, you don't look it. Not a bit of it. And how old was Miss Kerr?" "She was younger than I. We celebrated her 25th birthday together only a few weeks ago." Sergeant Dolan nodded. His eyes, never quiet for a second, were still roving about the room. They saw everything and they saw through everything, it seemed to Cilly. He went on: "Was she unhappy about anything? Worried?" "Not at all." "Had she quarreled with anybody? Was there anybody, as far as you know, whom she particularly hated or feared?" "Nobody that I ever h_>ard of. Of course, she didn't speak of her past very much." "Wasn't that unusual?" "Not with Amy. She was naturally a reticent person; she never forced herself upon anyone." For the first time, Cilly understood the attraction between Amy and Harry Plutchins. They were so totally different. "Did she ever tell you why she left New Hampshire?" "No. I assumed it was for the same reason that thousands of girls leave small towns for New York. To seek a career." "Never mentioned any trouble at home?" "No." "Never spoke of any enemies?" Again Cilly shook her head. "I'm sure Amy didn't have an enemy in the world." * * *• CERGEANT DOLAN leaned for^ ward in his chair. His sharp brown eyes looked deeply into Cilly's gray ones. "She must have had an enemy, Miss Pierce," he-said. "Somebody wanted her out of the way. She dicln't fall from the roof, as we thought last night. She was murdered!" He wondered why Cilly showed no surprise. "I know it," she said dully. "You kno-v?" "Yes. That is what Mrs. Corbett told me. Her mother saw someone—some man—throw Amy off the roof." "For Heaven's sake, why didn't you tell me?" he des^anded irritably. "You said that Mrs. Cwrbett had. already communicated with you." Dolan nodded his head abruptly "Yes, she asked me to stop in and see her. I haven't done it yet There's always a dozen people ready with startling information in a case like this. What did she say?" "Her mother saw Amy flung bodily from the roof. Some crimi-. nal, some maniac, she supposed." Unconsciously Cilly shuddered at the recollection. That terrifying, pitch-black roof. Not Dracula up there, no foolish figure of a silly imagination. But a real flesh-and-blood murderer. A fiendish trap had been laid up there, and Amy walked into it alindly. Dolan shook his head ncgativc- y. _"More to it than that, I'm afraid. The medical examination .his morning disclosed no evidence of criminal attack, such as might be attributed to a degenerate, or i maniac. But it did disclose lomething else—something very curious . . . ." "What was it?" "The girl was strangled—brutally strangled with a piece of ordinary clothesline—before she was lirown from the roof." (To lie Continued) share, it was theothcr way around. Urges for artistry on margins, need for a bit of blank paper so conveniently furnished by fly leaves, tight strapping, and a thousannd other things of like nature, could not he credited so vvholesalely to Johnny as to his older sisters and brothers. Tine figures are rather astonishing. And if we are not careful, the time may come when children will again have to buy their own books, as used to be the case. It cannot go on forever. School boards are spending tax money for supplies, and every dollar and half dollar counts up. Library Books Last Ixmgcr It is too bad that the child receiving a book that has been defaced and loosened by its previous owner, has to put up with it and do the best he can for a whole semester. In some cases 1 have seen books in use utterly impossible to read for pencil markings and dirt. Occasionally pages are missing altogether. There is a yearly drive in all schools to repair used books, and as many as possible are salvaged and freshened for future use. But even with this nursing and patching, it is still a discouraging business for the child who draws a crippled speller or geography. A library book lasts far longer than the average school book and is read by hundreds of people instead of being used by three or four pupils, more or less. There are fewer library books lost, also. We cannot attribute this to maturity altogether because children are heavy library fans. The child should be trained at home to respect a book, any book, free or not. He docs not mistreat his owr personal volumes, or allow anyone else to do so. If our children arc given fresh text books this fall, it is our duty to inspect them frequently, and impress on our families the necessity of handling them carefully. FLAPPER FANNY a U By Bruce Catton How Aincricn Lived Before Civil War. With the revival of interest in Civil War clays comes the timely publication of Dr. Thomas Nichols 1 "Forty Years of American Life" (Stackpole Sons: §3). This is a sincere account of one man's careful observations 'of his own time, 1821-1861. It is an amazingly broad view, considering that most of his traveling had to be clone by stagecoach, horseclrawn canal boat, steamboat and, later, the early railroads. Brought up on a New England farm, Dr. Nichols first gives a picture of bucolic clays when n quilting bee or a sugaring-off satisfied the gregarious, and men could snuff a candle with a bullet. On market days frugal farmers would carry bean porridge frozen into a cake, ready to be warmed at a tavern fire, saving the expense of dinner in town. Relief was no problem then: paupers were sold by the city to the highest bidder, for a year's service at a time. Dr. Nichols began early to travel. He kept his eyes wide open and his notebook handy. The result is a very detailed recital of life in such cities as Buffalo, New York, Mobile, Galveston, New Orleans, Cincinnati. He studied and tried to account for COCA. 1937 or NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. MO. \). 6. PAT. OFF. "1 don't sec how you ever tell those twins apart." "Aw, that's easy—it's when they're together that it's hard." He Quit Fight Ring for Films and Is Still Ahead on Points HOLLYWOOD.—The way it's conducted these days, wrestling coines pretty close to acting. And boxing has certain elements of showmanship. But fighters don't make good movie actors. In fact, there's only one ex-pug who has made a go of the gentler arl of historians. That's Kcldie Roberts. Oh, there are plenty of fighters who sectional peculiarities, was inordinato- y proud of American hotel service and icemen, could laugh a little at the American love of lecturers and camp- meeting forensics, extolled democratic ideas and chauvinism. He tells all serfs of amusing anecdotes about all sorts of men from Barnum to President Tyler. The greatest interest of the good doctor was in communities designed for ideal living. Dr. Nichols and his wife themselves founded the Memno- nia Institute at Yellow Springs, Ohio. The Civil War broke up all their hopes as well as their ideal communities. They fled to England and Dr. Nichols wrote this record first for the English magazines, to give the English public a straightforward account Today's — have appeared in pictures — Jack ?! Dempsey, and that promising come- •> dian, Max Baer, and even the pon- • derous Primo Camera. • • need to confine the flattery of the Princess frock to dress-up hours—enjoy it around the house, too, and look your prettiest. The Princess lines follow the natural figure and give you a smooth, firm silhouette unbelted and as comfortable as when in an apron. This in a young, gay fashion adapted m pattern 8031 to the mature figure. Made up in more lonnal fabrics, the same pattern can be used for an afternoon frock. It may be finished with buttons to the hem as pictured or with a 30-inch long slide fastener if you prefer. It is a dress you'll find becoming to wear and a real cinch to make. By making this dress at home, you can have two dresses for what you would Usually spend for one. Have it in calico for morning, in rayon crepe for afternoon, or in a li;*t flannel for street. The pattern includes a complete instruction sheet with diagrams telling you just how to proceed. Pattern 8031 is designed for sr/.es 3-J, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 45 and 4«. Si/e 3G requires 4 7-H yards of 35 inch material and 3 1-2 yards of braid to trim as pictured. The new Fall and Winter Pal- torn Book is ready for you now Jt lias 32 pages of attractive designs for every sixe auci even- occasion. Photographs s h o w dresses made from these bat- terns being worn; a feature you wjll enjoy. Let the charming designs in this new book help you jn your sewing. One pattern and the new Fall and Winter Pattern Book—25 cents. Fall But they appeared in fighting roles and even-then were able to last only a few reels against the merciless camera. They could deliver punches, but not punch-lines. j Mr. Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom hasJ, done a lot better than any of the. heavywheight champs. He is 1 still un-l defeated after a career of six pictures,,? none of which was a knockout. Rosen- ; i bloom also plays fighting parts. But this Roberts boy is doing all right. Since he hung up his gloves ir* 1934 he has appeared in about 40 flickers, has been featured in comedy roles and character parts, and today is in demand for portrayals that have no bearing upon his old trade. Stumbled Into Movies Eddie was a good, fast youngster in* the welter division. He has tangled with Willie Harmon, Sid Terris, Mushy Callahan, Tom Jordan, Mel Coogan— some of the best. Of 109 fights, he lost only seven. Only mark of the ring, upon him is a slightly dented nose, ti Buck in 1929, when the uppercutS ousiness was slack, Eddie stumbled!' intp the role of a gangster; in "Follow!! the Leader," which starred Ed Wynne.* Right then he decided that picture? acting must be a pretty good racket £ because a guy could stay in it for years*' without getting slug-nutty or blind • or all scarred up. Not until three years ago, though, was he able to quit the ding for a steady job in Hollywood. Al Christie hired him for a series of boxing come- . dies with Buster West and Tom Patri-" cola. Of the assignments that followed, nearly all were straight acting parts. Today, though, he's back in the ring with a fistic-dramatic role in "Blonde Dynamite" at Universal. He's the •' challenger who takes the crown from Champion Noah Beery, Jr. Just Call 'Em "Champ" Hollywood is full of former, pugs, out most of them work at odd jobs of mayhelm in gangfight sequences and other items of violence. When a pic- ' ture such as "Big City" is scheduled, casting directors buy up every cauliflower ear on the market. For action shots, the brokennosed lattalion is willing to provide all the •ealism that film audiences can stand. ^ Veteran fighters are astonishingly docile; all that an assistant director has o do is address each one of them as Champ." Some names which elder sports fans nay recall are Frankie Grandetta, Jilly McGann, Sailor Vincent, Joe : lick, Kid Mitchell and Barney O'Toole. Then there's Dick Gilbert, ivho went 42 rounds with Jack Herrick. And Phil Blum, who took all that Jenney Leonard had to offer. And ,bie Bain, who tangled with Mickey i Walker not so long ago. The aforementioned Mushy Callahan, one-time junior lightweight champion, is a trainer at Warner Brothers. He taught Wayne Morris how to handle his fists in "Kid Gallahad," and gave Errol "Perfect Specimen" Flynn some pointers for his recent picture. Mickey McMinn, former welterweight champion, retired in 1923. He fought Jack Britton 13 times, and a lot of other topnotchcrs such as Phil Krug and Billy Wells. t He's pretty bitter about the boxing business now, and hasn't seen a fight in 14 years. He likes his new trade, winch is being u stagehand at Paramount. Mind Reading ar >d Winter Book alone 15 cents Two Jewish business men were riding home from their stores, on the street car. Side by side they sat, both looking worried, and both remaining silent. Finally one heaved a deep .sigh. The other studied him for u rnument and then s;iid in an annoyed tone: "You're telling me?" Archbishops England are Grace." of the Church of addressed as "Your READAND WANT-ADS

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