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TWO HOPE STAR, HOW!, ARKANSAS Star Star of Hope 1S39; Press, 1927. ConsoUaated January 18, 1929, 0 Justice, Deliver Thy Herald From false Report! Published every week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. <C, f, Palinw ft Alex. H. Washburn), at The Star building, 212-214 South Walnut strtet, Hope, Arkansas. C. E. PALMER, President ALEX. R. WASHBURN, Editor and Publisher (AP) —Means Associated Press (NBA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Subscription Rate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per week 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 Th* Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein Charge* on Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for all tributes, cards Of thanks, resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercia! newspapers hold to this policy in the news columns to protect their readers Vom a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility /or the sale-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. Yankee Movie Rescue Ruled Out in China THERE is always a big thrill in a movie which show 1 ? the 1 United States navy arriving in the nick of time to rescue hard-pressed American citizens in some war-torn port on the other side of the world. , ' You know the kind—the refugees huddled in some com- p<3kmd or concession, with villainous foreigners laying it on them with machine guns, bombs and the threat of a fate worse than death for the heroine. ; Then, just, as human flesh can stand no more, a lean gray shape appears on the horizon, trailing a plume of smoke. It drfcws nearer, a bit of bunting flutters brightly at the main trtick—and behold! it is the United States cruiser Neversink, her decks stripped for action,, healthy tars standing at the gi^ns, bronzed officers scanning the scene through field glasses. And all is well. XXX. T HIS sort of thing puts a thrill down the spine of the most pacific of citizens. And because we are all familiar with such drama, it came as an unpleasant shock to learn that the United States navy was not going to do muth defending, as far as American refugees in China are concerned. On the contrary, the State Department has warned all such refugees to stay in China at their own risk, and has intimated that the most the navy can do is take them away if they want to leave. This reverses all of our most romantic traditions, and also leaves the luckless Americans in China with the feeling that their government has deserted them in time of peril. But before we get too indignant about it, it might pay us to examine the situation a little more closely. It is no mere riot or sporadic uprising that menaces the lives and property of foreigners in China today. It is a first- class, full-dress war. carried on with the utmost determination by well-armed, well-trained troops. It is not in the least like the sort of thing that used to draw American cruisers to lonely Central American ports in days gone by. In those cases-, a ahndful of ragged insurrectionists would be fighting a handful of equally ragged federalists on some sunburnt sand hill, spraying the port with machine gun bullets Awhile they struggled to see whether Generalissimo Th&iiftgField Marshal That would be the next president. It wai$™sinipie matter for an American warship to steam into harbor^ tfain her guns on the contending parties, and warn all halfids to stop fighting before someone got hurt. ' : ; T : : • "• • x x x ' . W HAT is going on in China has not the fantest'resemblance to that. If this government set out to protect American lives and property there in the old-style way, it would need the entire United States fleet and several divisions of soldiers. The result almost certain would be war with a first-class power—bloody and ruinously expensive. It simply can't be done. And since half-way measures are so dangerous, it is hard to see how our government can do anything except just what it is doing. The plight of American citizens in China is tragic—but the tragedy would be infinitely greater if we went to war to defend them. Growers' Grains of Hope POR the last three years the United States was an importer of f wheat—after some three-quarters of a century in which it acted as a granary for half the world. Crop restriction plans, drouths and other unusual circumstances had reversed a tide which had been flowing since before the Civil war. Now, however, the tide is resuming its normal course. A bulletin from the Alexander Hamilton Institute reports that this year the United States will be in a position to export some 200,000,000 bushels of wheat. The west is producing a bumper crop. Once again, American wheat will be flowing across the Atlantic to help restock the cupboard of Europe. Perhaps this bewildered and eccentric world is going to retuni to normal after all. cfor T. U. Reg. V. 8. Pat. Off. By DR. MOBBIS F1SHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, mad of the Health Magazine. No Evidence Found That Cancer Grows Out of Variations in Human Diet This is No. 5 in a series of articles by Dr. Morris Fishbein in which he discusses causes of cancer anil measures for Its prevention and cure. (No. 326 J Those in favor of the sale of whole wheat bread rather than of white flour claim that the refining of our foods is responsible for all deaths from cancer. In Great Britain, where extensive studies have been made under the direction of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, the conclusion was made that there exists no trustworthy evidence, experimental, clinical, or statistical, of a causal relationship between cancer and the absence or presence or excess of any particular constituent of the human diet. Enough is already known to say that no distinct relationship has been established between the number of vitamins taken into the body and cancer. There are some who assert that eating food cooked in aluminum cooking utensils is responsible for the incidence in cancer. They, give a fine example of the mishandling of medical statistics by those who do not have the slightest conception of medicine, chemistry or statistical information. First, it is not at all certain that there has been an alarming increase in the incidence of cancer. Second, investigations made by special committees of scientists in Eng- land, France, Germany and the United States have shown that cooking of even acid fruits and vegetables for long periods of time in aluminum ware does not get enough aluminum into the food after cooking to give any appreciable effect. In fact, it requires the most delicate chemical tests to indicate the presence of aluminum. Moreover, there is hardly enough aluminum in the materials to equal the amounts that we take in every day in our ordinary foods. By Bruce Catton Touring Industrial Slums of America. Those who followed carefully and in detail the revelaitnos of the LaFollette Civil Liberties Committee will find little new in Clinch Calkins' "Spy Overhead" (Harcourt Brace and Co., ?2.50). The book is a summary of the grubbier examples of industrial espionage turned up by that committee, illuminated by Miss Calkins' frequently acute comment. The LaFollette slumming expedition into the tenderloin of industrial relations was a dramatic production directed by Senator LaFollette. Miss Calkins has collected and strung together a bunch of the more odorous Thursday, September £3, 1937 ' Whatever Became of— PLUS* FOURS? TRUST" CARICATURES? 'Biff BltlT THOMPSON? THE POSSIBILITY OF THE RETURi* OF Z«f POSTAGE FATHER WHAT'S-HtS»MAM£ Af4P CCKALP (SHARE-THe-W6ALTH)SMITH? THOSE SAFETY-AIVSEA INVCSTICATIONS? THAT NICE LONC SUMMER WE WERE LOOKING* FORWARP TO? Cop)light. 1937, NLA.. By Olive Roberts Barton Problem Arrives With Hand-me-downs What shall we do about Betty tell- jacket was a hand-me-down, ing all the family secrets to the neighbors? a mother asks. 'She received a box of clothes from her cousin who lias more money than\she can spend. In it were some fall coats for the phil dren, as they are about an age with her cousin's offspring. The clothes were far more expensive than any she could buy herself, and besides they had that look of elegance far removed from the fashion of her own community. Betty, it seems, tore next door at once, wriile her mama was hanging the garments away, and told the good news. Had Betty been Louise, her older sister, she would have kept mousy quiet, as Louise is at the sensitive age and would rather die almost than let on that her swanky new morsels. Three hundred detective agencies in :he country do industrial work, Miss Calkins indicates, and the amount of he "overhead" for this kind of work may be guessed from the fact that Pinkerton's alone was paid $419,000 by General Motors in 31 months. The technique of spying, of disrupting unions by detectives planted within ;hem, of the agent provocateur, of pro- 'essional strike-breaking by "finks, nobles, hookers, sluggers, missionaries and ropers," of th tear gas business of jlacklisting, of the manipulation of public opinion, all are discussed. The cream of the jest to Miss Calk- ns is found in those instances where detective agencies shamelessly mulcted the industries that employed them, by padded expense accounts, shadowy activities with no reality, and exaggerated reports aimed quite successfully at scaring more spy-money out of jittery employers. ' Miss Calkins has contrived with senatorial assistance, a thrilling personally-conducted tour of the industrial underworld.—W. T. A Worry Instead of a Help Well, next door wasn't so bad, as Mrs. X was a good friend of Mrs. Z's, but there were the Smiths and the Joneses ami the whole street Beside* Louise's school friends would be wanting to know. "Really," said Mrs. Z, "I wish the box hadn't come. It worries me to death to know what to tell the girls to say. "I don't care who knows, myself, but John doesn't want people to think he can't dress his family. And besides Louise is just as touchy. What am I to do?" "Do the children need the grand clothes, their little cousins outgrew?" I inquired. "Well, not actually. I got them nice blue coats in the spring, and for winter Betty can wear her sister's last year's brown. I have to get Louise a new coat then. These beautiful gray ones that care are too light to wear when it gets really cold." "If the clothes have only brought you a new problem, then I would not use them. But if you feel like putting them on the children, then have themj tell the truth. Be guided by your lit- j tlest girl. She knew what to do. Possibly other things will come that you won't want to discard. It will all be to do over again." 'Louise has some stuck up little friends. I am afraid they will talk. And John will have a fit if we go telling people that our relations are dressing us." To Accept or Not to Accept "Then I think you have answered your own problem," said I. "Why not write your very kind cousin and suggest that she send the next box to children who really need the clothes?" "I hate to do that. They have such wonderful things." "I am afraid I cannot advise you to tell the children to fib about it. And incidentally, I don't think other people will care a lot where you got the things. Far better for them to know tha nto suspect you of pretense. And let Louise call in her friends and say, 'Look here, girls, here's a coat my cousin sent. Would you wear it? I sort of like it myself.' And ten to one they will rave over it and tell her to go ahead. As for John, handle him as you can. But adopt a policy and stick to it. You will sleep better." Forest fires often produce real rain clouds over the burning area. This "Thrill of a Lifetime" Eases the Burden Upon Ben Blue's Chest HOLLYWOOD.—Short takes: Robert" The good valets couldn't play well Benchley had spent a long, wilting day under the hot lights on the "Live. Love and Lcurn" set. 'He sighed, "Golly, it'll be nice to get out of this wet suit and into a dry Martini!" You've heard of chest wigs being applied to smooth-lorsoed he-men of the films. But censorship has changed all that. Ben Blue had to shave his chest to wear bathing trunks for a scene in "Thrill of a Lifetime." And Speaking of censorship, the script of Mae West's new picture— which may be called "Every Day's n Holiday"—has been provisionally approved. But almost as long as the story itself wns a letter suggesting changes and deletions. Charles Laughton just won't come to Hollywood for "Mnrie Antoinette," or for anything else. So Peter Lorre nncl Oscar Homolka are being tested for the role of "Louis XVI." It will be on odd Sino-Japanese alliance if Paramount persuades Sessue enough, and the good players were poor valets. June Boosts Income Department of realism: Errol Flynn, playing "Robin Hood," is the despair of his archery teacher. Somebody figured it would be a novel idea to have the Yacht Club Boys perform on a yacht in "Thrill of a Lifetime." They never were on n yacht before. Most of the little girls in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" wear wigs. That's because the casting office couldn't find enough Hollywood youngsters with long hair to be braided into pigtails. When Jnne Withers isn't busy at the studio she likes to help out at the sidewalk pop stand run by some neighborhood pals. Sometimes she earns as much as 10 cents a day, supplementing her regular salary of $750 a week. Don Ameche's brother Jimmy likely will get a contract at Warners. W. C. •Hayakawu to come here and appear FieldsJs_well enough to beat all call- with Anna May Wong in "East of Shanghai." Hnyakawa, a silent-day star, has been acting in French pictures in recent years. Gnrbo Conquest? Those romance rumors about Leopold Stokowski and Greta Garbo can't be stilled. Also there's talk of another heart-attack for her—somebody in the east—She is said to have visited New York in disguise several times since her return from Europe. Certainly her picture, "Conquest," has been delayed long enough to permit such trips. It wns 10 weeks late in starting, was in active production for four months, and required an extra month for additional scenes and retakes. The cost will be about $2,000,000. 'Funsters in the title departments are having fun with names such as "Love and Hisses" and Sheik-to-Sheik." Most inexplicable title is "The Four Marys," announced by Metro. There are only three women in the story and none of them is named Mary. Sidney Solomon is here, in the last stronghold of suckerdom, looking for a location for a restaurant. Solomon is the former manager of the Central Park Casino, where if you said pretty- please you could get a ham sandwich ers at ping-pong. Clark Gable is conferring with architects, and in big figures. Joan Crawford is determined to try a Broadway play or two when her Metro contract expires next year. And she may never return to the screen. Spores of the rust, crdnnrtium ribi.c»T la, move from host plants—wild currents and gooscbetrieS—to healthy trees. Wind carries millions of s from each diseased plant to nil within 900 feet. ' . .., The disease can be controlled by destroying every host plant in a forest. It appears to be sort of a crniccr") which enttrs the tree through the needles. It moves into the branches •• and then to the trunk, where the pni'*" • asite lives on snp sent up from' the' roots. A canker appears nt the seal of infection. As the disease progresses,- • the canker bursts, releasing millions of 1 " spores. ' ''"' Pillar of Coal May Be Seen Once More LINTON, Ind.—W)—Plans are being"., mode for the rebuilding of a monu-r ••• ment marking the center of population of the United States, two and nine- lenths miles northeast of Linton. The,!' original marker, built of coal, was .. burned for fuel last winter by a needy family. for SI .50. Seen; Simonc Markey. Helen Simon Hayes with with Roosevelt Longworth. Herbert Gene Alice Marshall with Lee Russell. Wendy Barrie with a black eye. Overheard: "He'd really be a good guy at heart—if he had a heart." Wanted: A chess-playing valet for Jchn Barrymore. He has hired and fired five within the past six months, areas entirely." Pine Blister Rust Damages Forests Valuable North Rocky Mountains Stands Are Attacked SPOKANE, Wash.—(#>)—Faster than nn army of control workers con check it, deadly white pine blister rust is damaging the nation's best commercial timberlands. At the moment it is attacking the immensely valuable north Rocky mountain stands. Although thousands of fighters have been mobilized against it, the department of agriculture reports the blister rust is spreading through Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado and Wyoming, where most of the nation's valuable pine timber is found. "It is obvious that control measures are falling far behind," says Elers Koch, in charge of control work in the northern Rocky mountain section. "At best we are going to lose a tremendous amount of white pine—and we may be forced to abandon large YOU, TOO MISTER. Hold everything until you've read "HOLD \ EVERYTHING!" By Clyde Lewis . . . then 'let yourself go! 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