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:• ; w ••"•<"<• •• -'-»•> :.;*?: •' Vi /*'M "*'" ' *•* ' ''i*'* r'"' ' '' ' * , — ' Star ISft. Cfchsolitlated JanuMy 18, 0 J \tstice. Deliver Thy Herald From False Report! •> Published every week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. ». - (C. ft Palmer As Atex. tt. Wtthbtlrn), at The Star buildfng, 212-214 Smith ; ,7ataut Street, Hofw, Arkansas. C. 8. PALMER, President ' tt WAtmNfi<ilr and Publisher by OR6N ARNOLD, Cepyfight 1937, NEA S*rVi«, Inc. ' v ,,' (AP) ~MeatiS Associated Press v, • <NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. t«* Subscription Rate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per j vi week ISc; per month 6Sc; one year $6.50. By mail, in Hempstead, Nevada, j^ Howard, Miller and LaFayette counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere $6.50. -V M«ial»et o! The Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively - - entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it ot ( not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Chaiges on Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for all tributes, cards 3 of thatika, resolutions, at memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial , , oeWspap6« hold to this policy in the news columns to protect their readets , warn a deluge of spaee»takirtg memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility ' for the safe-keeping of return of any unsolicited manuscripts. Acid Test Reveals Human Shortcomings ;|*r\NE'of the most disconcerting things about life is the way it t'X-Mvill toss an utterly unexpected challenge in a man's face ".every now and then. Without the least warning-, it can present »ft situation which, in the twinkling of an eye, will force a man ' A to reveal himself for what he really is and not what he ; ' thinks he is. ,,'; Consider, for instance, the thing that happened the other *,"day in Mt. Clemens, Mich. *' * A young mother went into a store to shop, leaving her ; car parked at the.curb with her 4-year-old .son in the front ,/seat. The car was parked on an incline, and somehow the '"*brake--became loosened; when the woman came out of the i store, She .saw the car rolling off downhill, headed straight a river. * * * young men were standing on the street. She screamed •1 to them for help. They looked blankly at the moving car. ",'said, "What can we do?" \" Two other men heard her screams. They made for the ,,.river without asking questions, went right into it, and got the ' frightened 4-year-old out of the car unhurt, at some risk to ; -themselves. ]t " The _whole business lasted perhaps half a minute, from f --start to finish. When that half-minute began, there were four .ijhipn ,pjj ,the street, all of them, presumably, reasonably well <• ^satisfied with themselves. When the half-minute ended, all !**?0urof them had been through an acid test. Two of them >.*;hadflunked pretty badly, and had—to carry with them the i:..Vest,:.of their lives—the uncomfortable knowledge that they ;*l*\vere neither as brave nor as energetic as they had supposed. tl'i Now-the point-of this incident ia that like most of life's '^tests, it came so unexpectedly that the people who were being "^tested hact no time to make up their minds what they were l"'goihg to do. . -:!\IJE could all be brave and noble fellows if we had time to ~;*{VV-*' ; n'erve ourselves for the ordeal in advance; to marshal i+i.our "better natures." call up our reserves of moral and physi- , set our teeth and plunge in with clue resolution, doesn't always give us time to do that. It taps us on —,,,, nT 4der,and,sap.,;"Answer, quick now—what sort of bird •*Jare""y6u,'anyway ?"fAndthe answer is out before you know it. ^ .JVTpst of us have a. pretty sorry gap between ideals and ^dpracitice. We know what we ought to be, and we know that • ; ;;we don't come very close to it in daily life; but we tell our- lJ4selves that when the emergency comes we will get hold of •^ourselves and rise to meet it as we should. ;{., ^ Which is where we v kid ourselves pretty badly. For life r'brfngs us-these emergencies without warning, and they are •V-past before we know they have come. And ever after, we ,"".,have to live with the picture they reveal. • ; \ Not Wanted Here O N .ONE or two occasions in the past our immigration authorities have made asses of themselves by barring from our shores certain foreign women who seemed to come under the "moral turpitude" clause. But it is rather hard to quarrel with them for their decision to exclude Magda de Fontanges, "the self-styled ex-mistress of Benito Mussolini. Not that there has been anything frightfully turpitud- inous about this French lady's past. To be -sure, she seems to be a'somewhat indiscreet young woman of the kiss-and-tell variety, and she did shoot the former French ambassador to t tlnb flurry il nl HIP »>nd of OOO fpi-l of tope. cnnAot ollmli back. lli-lll (hlnm Hob tin* liecn kitted n' the fopc .^liH'kea*, llr<< ll\u|> Ul.i T.VST HP Ho n nil '!• HAltnv— hero, ex- plnrer. M !•! I, I S S A I. A ,V R — llnfrjr'a nnftncf. iro.\i:v nr.r. nrtt (.••*) mi'iiihor of llnrrj's tmrt?, „> IV (>!•:,« ,IO\l;s— plniieiri member Hurry'* party. t * * Me nuin rn to CHAPTER VI -JTOLI-IMAN couUln't know, of course, that Bob Bavvy Was Safe on the "front porch" of Defiance Castle. The man above haa sensed, rather than actually s<;,en, thai something was wrong with his boss. He had seen the Iwo girls below pointing excitedly, and too U-.le it had dawned on him too that this clift had a dangerous overhang. It would be much bigger in reality than il appeared from that even ledge later. if he rotted oft the He found 19 rooms in the place, and crumbled walls of what must have been six or &ght more. The rooms were invariably small, about 8 by 10 feet in most cases; obviously there had been many occupants, and space was precious. -There were no windows, boors were less than four feet high. ' "More pygmies," Bob muttered, smiling. That was an old mistake, he knew; the ancient people made low doors for defense. Enemies might rush a six-foot door and take a fortress, but they would have to stoop to enter a low one; one squaw inside with a club could thus defend it. He saw an abundance ot shards, and many unbroken bowls and sto\-age jars. Several weapons were in evidence, also fireplaces, bits of wood, even charred corn- below, lie knew; distances are de-! cobs which he knew, to be cen- ceptive (hat way. When the rope \ t j n ' ies °* Part) - v wrapped in a Had acted crazily, swaying and IDat up acted crazily, swaying .no..i':;in deduced Bob was trying to climb back to safety, but had fallen in the attempt. Actually, Bob had given one final swing and let go—to land on his goal, the rock ledge that held the dwelling. Other troubles were ahead—such as the way to get back down to camp again—but for the moment he was safe. He had done an acrobatic stunt which he himsblf would have called crazy under most circumstances. He shroud woven of grass fibers, now decayed, was the dried shrunken mummy o£ an old num. Bob wandered, enthralled, as long as he dared. HP realized his obligation to his associates, and so reappeared after half an hour on the outside or eastern edge of the great rock lip. He gave thought to getting out safely. * * * HTHE rope was beyond reach— so far that he wondered now how he l-jid ever swung far enough to reap into the cave. He of entrance or egress, unless a series of six or eight long ladders, supplemented by chiseled ringer looked down to see both girls | still could see no possible means waving at him. "ALL RIGHT!" he yelled, "Sorry to frighten you!" He couldn't catch their answer, ' and toe holds ' werc P laced on the but he did hear Hades Jones, who I fact of the cllft - rhere were some was directly at the base of the clirf now. "You dang natural steps and footholds, nevertheless. Defiance Castle was the most impregnable of all the cliff fortresses he had ever seen, he knew. When he was sure that no other means offered. Bob did a simple thing. He grinned to himself as he worked. "I'll look like a real cave man when I descend," he told himself. He wondered what Hades Jones would say th>n. With his pocket knife, he cut and tore his phirt, handkerchief, trousers legs and undershirt into small strings and tied their ends together. He let this long string down to Mary Melissa and Hbrtey Bee Girl, then pulled up a small rope which they tied to the string, made a hasty survey of Defiance I With the small rope he then pulled Castle—he wouldn't have missed' up a stronger one. young fool, we'd ought to lift yore SCALP!" Hades never was one given to gentleness. "Ain't choo ^rt no sense?" "NO!" yelled Bob, agreeably. "Figure out a way for me to get down, Uncle Hades." He couldn't hear Hades any more, and he didn't need to. He could well imagine the mouthing the old man was doing. He shouted down i'c r Hades - to go after Holliman. * * * PETTING down didn't ^ prove half the task Bob at first feared it might. First, though, he it took time, but It was «asy. He knotted the blf fope at <«* quent intervals, for "steps," and himself was back in camp soon after Hades Jones returned with Holliman. The talk was very profuse all around, lor a while, save for Honey Bee. When food had been served, and the work of building a more permanent camp started, Honey Bee approached Bob alone, just outside the supply tent. "1 cried when you were up there,'' she simpered, rather surprisingly. Mary Melissa overheard it. She was inside the supply tent, but obviously the Indian girl didn't know. Honey Bee's inflection was one of secrecy, of deliberate intimacy. In the Indian's background, actions were direct; one took what one wanted, one said what one thought, let the results be as they may. * * * MARY MELISSA caught the intent in a flash, realized in that instant that Honey Bee was in love with Robert Barry. The thought astounded her. "You—you mean — ?" Bob missed it. "Aw, that's all right, Honey Bee. Don't worry about me. But I'm sorry I frightened you girls. Certainly I don'i want to scare the best cook I ever had." Mary Melissa remained quiet until they moved away. Best not reveal that she had ove»heard, oven by accident, so personal a bit of conversation. The thing had upset her greatly. That, on top of the excitement when Bob was in danger, served doubly to unnerve her. She realized, though, that all this was none of her affair, that this was a business trip in the interest of science, and from her standpoint a vacation from the hectic and somewhat stifling routine of society in the moneyed East. What if tht red girl did throw herself at Dr..Barry? Mary Melissa was doing her best to philosophize, to be logical. But it wouldn't work. Logic wasn't the answer. Her eyes filled with uninvited tears, and, a sob came. She got up hastily then, to go and look for old Hades Jones. She must talk to somebody. The white girl's chin ttas set, and her eyes were strangely hard, as she walked away. She knew there was just one thing in ali the world she wanted, and she meant to have it. (Continued on Page Five) By Olive Roberts Barton 15-Year-Olcls Are "of Age" Literately I things are with the tragic might-have- beens. On its technical side, this book is interesting. It gives an unusual and revealing angle on American journalism. But its chief value is in the human picture it paints ... of n man who had great riches, Story Aliout Hitler hy His Ex-Friend. .Italy; but the first is a venial fault, and the second seems to be a more or less accepted custom in France. But we won't miss anything by keeping her out. She was going.to dance in a night club, and we have plenty of night club dancers already; we also have an ample sufficiency of 'women vyith a penchant for making themselves notorious. If the immigration inspectors choose to crack down in this case no one is apt to criticize them much. By OK. MORHIS F1SHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, cod at Hygela, the Health Magazine, Inherited Tendency to Lose Hair Ignored by Other Theories This U the third in a series in " * which Dr, Flshbeln discusses the , . hair, its ailments and its care. (No. 3T9) Not only baldness itself, but the very pattern of the baldness is hereditary. In some families, the hair begins to disappear at the temples and the baldness develops toward the center and top. In other families, baldness begins with, a round spot at the top of the ' head and spreads toward the edges. There are some races, such as the Eskimos, in which baldness practical• ly never appears. A family in the Tramsval was described in which all , the ; .m«n in three generations became .-',ba!4 at 21 years of age or younger, whereas all of the women had abund- Thua. there is the theory that the wearing of hard hats like the derby and the topper stops the circulation to the .scalp and brings about baldness. Actually, young men do not begin to wear this type of hat until they get older and ju.st about reach the age when hereditary baldness begins to appear. There is no evidence that the boys at Eton College who wear stiff hats while very young get bald any earlier than boys of other colleges. Neither is there any evidence that those who wear soft hats or caps only have any less baldness than those.- who wear stiff hats. Finally, those who go without hats entirely as seems to h* the custom with many men nowadays, also have just ant h^ir. Baldness was known in ] a k°iH the same share of baldness. B'blical days and among the ancient Greeks. . • Incidentally, hairlessness in animals "is not uncommon—tb« hairless dog of . ncrthem Mexico being a conspicuoaii example. Apparently this trait is in' herited to such an extent that mixtures at hairless dogs wijh normal , dogs gives oniy half of each kind in the progeny. The theories as to the causes of baldness beyond the hereditary effects are innuernrable. Out of the idea that baldness is caused by interference with the circulation of the blood in the scalp nave come innwnerable notions wiUi Indeed, some specialists in diseases of the skin are convinced that extreme This is the last of six articles by Olive Roberts Barton in connection with Children's Book Week. In the especially selected lists I have been giving you, as a general guide to book buying, for children of all ages under fifteen, I have omitted two things. One is a list for high school students, the other child classics of long standing. t The required reading in high school is carefuly chosen by instructors. Not only this, but the thousands of adult books are at the youthful reader's command. After sixteen, the boy and girl have an unlimited wealth to draw from. Lists are inadequate and largely unnecessary. Parents may supervise to a certain extent, but should allow much personal choice. Old favorites for children of all ages are known, so they need no further glory here. In most cases, however, they are the foundation of the child's library and to omit them would be like omitting the crown at a coronation. So here are a few reminders. "Alice" Is Good Start We'll begin with the immortal "Alice in Wonderland" and go on from there. There are "Heidi" and "Hans Brinker" and "Pinocchio," for the child around eight or ten. "Tom, the Water Baby" will probably greet you as you enter the store, dressed in raiment far removed from the ragged garments of the chimney sweep. Which reminds us of "Turn Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn." But we are getting ahead of our- worlds, as has Sir Thomas Mallory in his "King Arthur and His Knights." There are the "Little Colonel" books, sis popular today as when first written. The Little Colonel has a fixed place in children's hearts, and she will always be here, just as "The Five Little Peppers" will never be neglected., Or Lucy Fitch Prekins' famous "Twin" series. There are the "Dr. Doolittlc" books j by Hugh Lofting. Look them over and possess one. On we go to "Robinson Crusoe," "Swiss Family Robinson" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." "The Three Musketeers," "Ivanhoe," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Treasure Island," "Arabian Nights," the Alcott books, "Jane Eyre," Lorna Doone," Hawthorne's "Wonder Book," Lamb's "Tales From Shakespeare," "Bible Stories," "Scottish Chiefs," "Kim," are all real possessions. Go and sec old friends in new apparel. Buy an old book with a new. This is the best way to build a library for any child. a Pay By Bruce Catton How Brisbane Rose to Goal of Riches. It probably goes without saying that every literate newspaper man—there arc, you know, a few of the other kind —will want to read Oliver Carlson's new bock. "Brisbane: A Candid Biography," iStackpole Sons; $3). But I stives. Tiny people have many friends, , wish that other people than newspaper too. ninnng the classics. Kenneth Gra- men, a great many other people, would heme's "Wind in the Willows," A. A. Milnc'.s "Christopher Robin Story Book" and "Winnie the Pooh" (series) are books to grow on, us well us the "Mary Poppins" books and Nesbit's "The Bailable Children." "Kipling's Jungle Bcok" iind "Just So Stories" are a.s fresh and delightful as ever. "Nights With Uncle Remus" by our dear beloved Joel Chandler Harris is ageless; as Brer Rabbit has followed me through the years, he will you and your children. Speaking of Brer Rabbit, the "Peter Rabbit" stories of Bea- exposure of the skin to sunlight i.s bad j lr j,* Potler have J <)illecl the classies fr ' r lor thn hair. Of course, there ore .some who insist it is good for the hair. This means probably that it does not make much difference one way or the other. NEXT: Some methods it! £ight- ir.g baldness. alj lime Then there are James Whitcomb Riley. of "Man in the Moon" fame. and Field, whose "Little Boy Blue" deserved u monument and got it. Include- R'JSC Fyleman, whose poems of fairies urc here to stay. Stevenson's "Child':; Garden of Verses" is u volume for the ages. Clas.sic.s Sailor: ''It's certainly and dogs, isn't it?" Girl Friend: "Yes, I just stepped in $ poodle?" t Behold the King Arthur Books with raining cats j the Round Table already part of our own upbringing. Howard Pyle did several volumes of the famous" knight, but others have taken him into older show an equal interest in it. For it is an extremely significant book. Mr. Carlson .simply sets down the record of a gifted man who apparently decided to make a desire for riches his one great guiding star. What happened thereafter is not very pretty, but it is highly educational, and bright young newspaper men are not the only ones who could study it with profit. Brisbane was a talented man—immensely so. He was a genius at the difficult art of communicating with men's minds by the medium of u newspaper editorial column, and he came on the scene just at the moment when the field of the editorial writer was being enormously expanded. But with those two tremendous advantages, he gave—what? An interminable series of banalities, a long record of appeals to prejudice, of in- consistences almost beyond belief, of dutiful obedience to a master's voice, of the purveying of stones where honest bread was asked for. He won the goal he sought: lie died rich. But the impress he might have made on bis time, the voic« he might have rawed from his unmatched pulpit—these Kurt Ludecke joined the German Nazi movement away back before the Beer Hall putsch. He was the man who sold Ludendorff the idea, brought Po/iticaf Announcemtnts The Sint Is nulhorb.ptt (o nmko tlip following rnndldnlc nmmtmcc* mcnlrt subject In the notion of the Democratic city prlnmry election November 30: Par City Attorney STEVE CAfiRlQAN Alderman, VVnrd Tlireo F. D. HENRY the Jewbniter Julius Stretcher into the party, nnd tided as Hitler's first con- tnct mnn with Mussolini. Driven from his position shortly before the blood purge, sent to n concentration cmnp, fleeing over the border with the connivance- of his one remaining friend nmong Nazi bigwiRS, Ernst Roehtn, Ludecke has since been living In the United Stntes; and, from the record, he ought to be nble to toll nn interesting nnd authentic story about Hitler's rise to power. He tells the story in "I Knew Hitler" (Scribner's: $3.75). nntl it is fully ns interesting as you would expect—although how authentic it may bo I know not. In the innin, I believe, he .sticks pretty close to the facts. Certainly his book scorns to have nil the documentation n book of this kind could have. But in any case, it is absorbingly interesting. Ludecke, who put Hitler on an unimaginably lofty pedestal nl the beginning, feels thai the ' leader sold out the cause for the sake of power. Step by step, he traces (he process by which ideals were compromised or laid aside. Hitler's biggest mistake. Luilecke says, was his failure to seize power by force in the spring of 1932; instead, he "blackmailed" his way into office, nnd got so involved in deals with his sup- I posed enemies that the blood purge of two years later was an inevitable aftermath. Ludecke's pen-pictures of the Na/.i leaders are fascinating—and bitter. Rending them, one can only shake the head dazedly and murmur. "What a Wednesday, November 24 Trolly quiet around here, afler the big wind we had lump|! 'l, eh?" Charlotte: "It must be three years since I saw you last. I hardly knew you, you have aged so!" Clarissa: "Well, I wouldn't have known you either, except for that dress." Movie Director (to actor playing bridegroom in a wedding scertj "Hey, don't look so glum! nils veal wedding!" Evidence That Film Actors Are Just Humans After All HOLLYWOOD. - Strictly personal: Most skittish person to interview is Charles Boyer, but he has a reason. Two years ago a writer misquoted him as saying: "My baby oars were attuned from birth not to the grandiloquent words of mummers but to the whir of machinery coming from the small, industrious factory next door." Boyer never can forget that; still gags when he thinks of it. Most colorful ciLiser in Hollywood Is Gary Cooper. He swears witlt feeling and imagination. Carole Lombard is tops among the gals. But eloquent though she is, Miss Lombard is the colony's poorest speller. Lots of primary school spelling books have been sent her for jokes. Eddie Cantor has the biggest telephone bill in town. With him, to see a telephone is to call somebody. Dolores del Rio neither writes nor phones, but her telegrams are almost as long and numerous as the late Flo Ziegfeld's. Frances Drake saves only those fan letters which contain proposals of marriage. Napkin Tucker Beery William Powell, one of the best- dressed actors, lounges at home in a pair of shorts'. Errol Flynti likes to dress up; clops around his house in wooden shoes and South Seas sarong. y arro s no' Dick Powell ||s; lomlell. &! Only cup wearers in the colony are George Murphy, Blng Crosby and Dance Director Seymour Felix. George Raft carries hankies with his 1 name embroidered on them. Reason Joan Crawford can't wear j ready-made clothes- is that her should- | ers take a size 18, her bust a 1C, hips a 14. Miss Crawford likes to cat nlniost everything with a spoon. Edward Arnold hires a cook hut does most of the cooking himself. The cook is merely a taster. When Wallace Beery sits at table he tucks u napkin in his collar. Olivia de Hnvilland uses a fork in her left hand, English fashion. Only tobacco-eater is Al Dubin; chews up cigars while writing tender lyrics. Beery, often shown intoxicated on the screen, is Hollywood's foremost teetotaler. Nobody laughs harder at Mae West jokes than Mae West; some say she makes 'em up. J, Carroll Naish, the heavy, began hi.s career as a female impersonator. But Franklin Pangborn, now seen in most of his films us a fussy dressmaker, was a vil- chcrubic portraits. Nicking Names Paymistress at the Hal Roach st is Grace Cash. ^Arthur Hornblow Myrnii Loy "Minnie." Cesar Roi is "Butch" to his pal.s. Mr> Karloff calls her horror-man I --.,.-.• "Sweetie-Pie." Nancy Carroll is kno^flS?; as "Baby Face." "Powie" to Joan Bl Most reluctant dancer at partiesJyS Paul Muni. But Louis B. Mayer nofei* sits out a number. M<xst notorious scene-stealer is Ben Blue, who tices making faces in front of a n ror. Fred Stone is superstitious ab saying goodby: always says "G luck." j Gary Cooper always has to have chairs when he sits oil the. set; on for his feel. Clattdettc Colbert is ways mooching eJKarets. Rosalind Russell is a celebrity w,ir-j shipper; collects aviators. Clnrk has five hideaways near Holly wi where not-even his studio can him. Kay Francis lias trouble pronou; ing r's. Jeanette MacDonald is to cross streets alone. Carole LombtSdJ fears heights, and Sylvia Sidney c8JSfi!t| stand crowds. Jack Haley wnlks|J0| his sleep. Pals say that he also tn" bows. Most nearsighted people are stance Bennett, Gloria Stuart and tha Raye. They can't recognize quaintancos readily, and so have a ^ utation for being high-hat. Virginl|| Bruce, careful not to offend anyoiiiji will smile at u person whether ''" ' knows him or not. John Barrymore always turns to comic page of a newspaper lain in "Ben Hur" in 1918. Pat O'Brien, at 5, played the role of j Power used to rend Sunday comics a Imnb in a church cantata in Mil- I kiddies on the radio. Most rnbid waukee. Humphrey Bogart, now n j lective-story fans are Clcmhi suave scoundrel, used to pose for ( and Bing Crosby. I T'S happening again this year, Oldsmoblle is sweeping them off their feet with its stunning, original Style! Oldsmobile is starting something in modern design that others are sure to follow! Yes, and Oldsmobile is doing things in safety no other car has ever done before! See the new Six—the new Eight—the newcars that have everything-* thenew favorites for the new year! STEP AHEAD MD BE MOJfBY AHEAD DWEM- OLDSMOBILE

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