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>^, Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Good-Farm Prize in Arkansas Won by Lee Garlands Mr. and Mrs. Loo Garland Win$100Planl-to-Pros- per Prize TRI-STATE CONTEST A China Boy's Letter The Man Next Door Glamor Beats a Drum T HE following 1 loiter received this week by Hope Chamber of Commerce from a Chinese school-boy: Dear sirs: You will perhaps be surprised and. at the same time, glad to receive from a Chinese boy of .17 a letter written in your own language. My name is Ching Chihoti. I am studying in the First Municipal Middle School (of Hankow, China). You must have read from the newspapers or heard from the radio broadcast what has been taking place in China during the last few months. My country is fighting not only for her own existence but also for the maintenance of world peace and sacred treaties. I venture to send you this letter which I respectfully ask you to read because I am sure that when you were of my age and if your country were in such astatc that my country is today, or if you had a son of my age /on or he would have wanted to do that very thing that I have been wanting to do —to go and give up my life for my country at the firing line. But my country thinks me too young to do thai at present. Therefore 1 want to help my country by helping with the International Red Cross. ' «m greatly interested in Red Cross work and enclose a Red Cross letter which I earnestly request you to spare n few minutes to read, because thai letter tells of cur suffering and how you can help us. Any help that you or your friends give will be heartily welcome and forever remain in the memory of my fellow countrymen. Roys in our .school have decided on this letter and are making copies which are sent to leading, important and prominent gentlemen in the United Suites. This is why 1 am seeding you thi.s one. If you (holild ever care to write me, I will be glad and proud. Your Chinese Ixiy friend CHING CIUIIOU October 22, 19:17. First Municipal Middle School of Hankow, China. * •* * So much for a b:iy patriot. The accompanying letter from the International Red Cross Committee of Central China recite.s the horrors of war and appeals for money to sustain hospitals at Hankow. U is well enough for sympathetic Americans to give aid to this foreign CHU.SC—but an hone.sl man or woman will first make sure that he bus discharged hi.s Christian duly here at home. I am not trying to brow-beat thi.s Chinese youth who writes -such a pleading letter from a distant land. He is u brave and patriotic one. Hi.s instincts are right. But we Americans have a constitutional failing for "glamor." Any glamor. Movfe glamor. Glamor of war. The glamor of going 10,000 miles away to help .somebody— when the man at our very doorstep is in need. China is an interminable problem. Always in the history of Chinn there has been an invader, an oppressor—Japan being merely the latest in a dismal history whtch has finally become tedious and boring. I am not anti-Chinese. I am not pro-Japanese. But I do believe America should cut out IhLs foolish business of running off wilh the first foreign issue that comes along. We pick 'cm fast—and we usually IOKC. Why nol Iry lo understand both sides, for a change'.' The brightest spark thai has been slruck in Iwo thousand years of dismal Chinese history is this patriotic spirit reflected in the China boy's letter. This is the way out for China—where help from blundering "helpful" Americans can only hinder. Job Census Sets Trap for Relief Chiselers Hempstead Family Judged Best Kami Operators in State A diversified and wcll-pltinncd farm program won for Mr. and Mrs. Lee Garland first place in the state Plant- To-I'rosper contest, according to Mi.ss Mclva ttullinglon, Hempstead home demonslraiion agent and Clifford L. Smith, county agent. The contest is conducted by the Commercial Appeal and the Memphis Chamber of Commerce, und i.s .sponsored by the Extension Service in the various .states. Winners in the contest arc selected on the basis of carrying out the Iwe-at-home program, soil improvement and diversification, and home improvement. The Sunday Memphis Commercial Appeal carried the Garland story. The prize was $100 cash. The Garlands are now eligible to compete for the Tri-Suite prize. he Garlands are a young couple op- crating a 3%-acre farm near Hope, with a general type of farming which provides an ample living for the family and a satisfactory annual income, and at the same lime, builds up the soil and protects the land from erosion. Feed grown on the farm is marketed through live-stuck. The herd of thirty white faced cattle is headed by a pure bred bull which Mr. Garland recently obtained from u lending herd of white faced cattle in Texas. He expects lo build up the herd considerably in the next few years, and nl present, is marketing all the culls. A barn full of alfalfa hay and a newly bunt trench silo filled with hcgari, and a 1UO acre berimula pasture which is supplemented with Icspcdc/a, burr clover and Imp clover, will carry the herd through the winter. Kul.se '100 Turkeys The Garlaiuls had a flock of 400 Bronze turkeys this year. These were marketed just before Thanksgiving. The extension of electricity out to the farm led to the expansion of the enterprise this year. Two electric brooders costing $!!0 each, and an electric incubator costing $72, were added to the farm equipment. The turkeys have ;i large pasture range. Next year, the flock will be increased and a new brooder purchased. A new pasture land will be provided in order lo prevent any possible spread of disease. Mr. Garland said. Collon is lliu other cash crop on the Garliind farm with '10 acres planted this ItuwiIbii-'lU is the variety useil and Ihe yield has been one-hall bale an acre. An under-pinning of shiplap and foundation plantings using euonoymos broadleaf evergreens, junipers, arbor- vilae, nandina, japonic, i, and English laurel have been added to the landscaping of the Garland place. The yard fence*m the north is being moved 15 feel back with a screening in front of il of crepe myrtle, lavender bush, and bridal wreath, bordered with iris, to hide the poultry houses. Privet is being used a:; screening from the house to the g;ii,-;ge. Js (aiming Winner Mrs. Garland, prosi.lcnt of the Hempstead County Home Demonstration Club Council, won frisl place in the individual canning contest at the Achievement Day program on Friday, November 12, 1SKI7. She cans according to u budget and Ibis year canned a total of ISO quarts of vegetables, 97 quarts of fruits, 12 quarts fruit juice, 68 quarts of meals, !i!) pinls of jams, preserves, etc., 70 pints ot pickles and relishes, ;t pints of catsup and cured 250 pounds of meat. Last year Mrs. Garland won a J3 prize on her canning which was spent for rose plants to start a rose garden at the back of her large farm home. As u former 4-H club girl, Mi's. Garlaud was principally interested in home improvement and since she was married three years ago, has J (Continuecl on Page Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS.-- I/I J ) -December cotton opened Thursday at 7.97 and closed al 8.01. Spot cotton closed steady .seven points higher, middling. 8.10. SAN FRANCISCO- </I'i -The post office got an idea when Ihe mailmen brought back a number of unemployment census envelopes with the notation "unknown at thi.s address." Fictitious names at such addresses—' mostly cheap lodging houses along thi.s city's "Skid Row"— will be check- Hope 7% Star Vv JVEATHFR. ^ Arkansas—Fair, nol so cold Thursday night; Friday increasing ctoudtincss, warmer, probably rain extreme west. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 43 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2,1937 PRICE 5c COPY VOTE ON WAGE Germany Repeats Offer to Try for Peace in Orient Meanwhile, France "Rounds Up" Europe's Small Republics PLANES FOR CHINA Fleet of 300 Russian-Built Craft Massing Against the Japs By (he Ai'soclatecl Press Germany was authoritatively reported 'Ihursday to have offered to nego- liale a peace in Ihe Far Eastern conflict. Early last month China replied to a similar report with a statement that .•'he would consider no exclusive ncjm- tiations with Japan until every possibility of international intervention and every collective pence effort had failed. For European Pence In Paris, foreign Minister Ycon Dcl- bos of Franco arranged to leave for Warsaw on the first stop of a 17-day tour of Ihe capitals ol 1'olami, nu- mania, Yuogoslavia and Czechosla- vakia in Ihe third move of Europe's complicated idplomatic maneuvers. On the Spanis civil far front there was a lack of decisive action. Later reports Thumlay in the GVic.nl said China was massing a fleet of .'100 Kussian-built warplancs for a renewal of aerial attacks on Japan's advancing armies. On the Yangtze delta battleground the Japanese fought their way toward objectives where groups of American residents were believed to be in danger. At Shanghai two China Chinese airplanes raided the Japanese positions In the first aerial alack in more than n month. The Japanese said the Chinese planes operated at a height of 10,000 feet and successfully evaded pursuit craft. The Japanese said, however, in an air battle nqiir or over Nanking six Japanese planes shot down 13 of China's new Soviet-built planes. Singer Gives Helping Hands Thumbs Down ed up against the stale relief a view to excising frauds. with MIND Your MANNERS Tost your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. Is it good manners to stop in the middle of << public sidewalk to talk! 2. Does a well bred person eat candy or fruit while walking along the street'.' :i. Should persons walk four abreast un a city .sidewalk? '). Do good manners require one to krep his voice low when talking in a crowd? 5. Is a man being courteous when he sit.s with liis arm on the buck of a woman's chair when they are in a public place like a theater? What would you du if— You are u man, and two women who are talking are directly in your path— (a) Clear your throat to atlract their attention? tbl Say, "May I pass please?" <e> Say, "I'd like to get by if you don't mind?" Answers 1. No. for it inconveniences pussers-by. 2. No. 3. No. 4. Yes 5. No, he makes them both conspicuous. Best "What Would You Do" so- lution—(b). (Copyright 1937, NEA Service, Inc.) Ry the AP Fi'iiturc Service NEW YORK—Joan Edwards, 19- year-old radio pianist-singer, thinks the greatest obstacle to success is "good connections." Joan should be something of an authority on the mailer, loo. Her father is a music publisher, for whom a great many band leaders and others of stage, screen and radio, would be pleased to death to do a favor. Her uncle is Gus Edwards, whose vaudeville units have played practically every theater in the land, and who is credited with "discovering" Eddie Cantor, George Jcssel, Georgie Price and a score of others. Got Job On Her Own Two years ago Uncle Gus offered to take Joan under wing, wangle some choice .spots for her, pave the road to the top. Joan said definitely . . . no! Papa offered to see what he could do. Joan said nothing doing. On her own, the youngster, just out | of Hunter college, went to Brooklyn, gol a job on a .small radio station, f. ix months later, she was playing the piano for a Manhattan station, singing in a night club on the side. Uncle Gus wired he had a featured spot for her in his Hollywood air show. Instead of accepting, Joan barged into Hudy Vallee's office, sang two numbers, emerged with a contract. She was with Vallce for two months before he discovered her "good connections." IJkes Perfume Last week, Joan took another step up. gleefully wired Uncle Gus: "Have just signed for three coast-lo-coasl programs of my own, on my own." Joan's intimates have nickna,med her "Luscious." Her greatest extravagance is perfume. She likes vivid colors, tailored suits, Mexican tamales. "The trouble with 'good connections'," she says, "is that they gel you into a spot before you are ready for it." A Thought Remember that whal you believe will depend very much upon what you arc.—Noah Porter. 1. Were father and son ever President of the United Stales? 2. Whal is a fool-pound? 3. What is the "Lion of Lucerne?" 4. What is the largest residence in the world? 5. What is the proper form in addressing the President of United States? a Cardinal? an Ambassador? Answers on Classified Page Roy Crane Finds Real Europe Has Stranger Adventures Than He Draws for"Wash Tubbs" COTCHrArXVl LOOWHCj THE . POLICEMAN, OUST LIKE IN THE Here's a trip to Europe with n famous comic artist, all In one panel of pictures. Artist Roy Crane, whose pen traces the adventures of Wash Tubbs and Cnp n Easy in The Star, is just buck from an extended tour... He found p lenty of old-world color, and also managed to blunder into a Wash Tubbsian situation himself ahourd snip, a situation his pen has recorded In the sket ch at lower right. ff """WRHMBflL"' He Finds Real Life Funnier Than 'Candelabria 1 of His Pen Incident of the Warplane and the Neutral Ship Occurred in the Mediterranean—and Not in Fictional "Sneezia" Ry NEA Service Roy Crane, NEA Service cartoonist who pilots Wash Tubbs and Cap'n Easy through their engaging escapades on the comic page of The Star, is convinced tluit truth Ls .stranger than cartooning, and that the sword is flightier than the pen. Jusl back from a long tour of ® • Europe, Crane found border guards in feathers and gold lace that made his own pompous little Pandemonian generals look plain as crows. He found curious characters, odd native customs and outlandish architecture and dress that bent anything he had created in Snce/ia, Candelabra, or Bclchia. "I suppose it's true," says Crane, "that real life anywhere in the world is just us comical, just as ludicrous and pathetic, ns anything an artist can invent. But it seemed to me thai Europeans—so serious that they're funny, so intense in likes and dislikes, so bound by outworn traditions that it's often ridiculous to a Texan like me—provide mi endless supply of the kind of characters and situations that amu.se American comic-strip readers." War I'lane Over Ship Crane himself has the knack of running into Wash Tubbsian escapades, and fie found plenty of opportunity in the tangled complications which face peacefully from one country to another in today's Europe. He was almost thrown into a German concentration camp because an altercation which began when a vi.siting American Legionnaire refused to "Hell!" Hitler in a restaurant. U couldn't have been more absurd in Candelabria, Crane felt. or himself, and he knows what Wash and Easy feel like when they are dumped off a train penniless in some strange land. Fifteen years ago, fresh from college, Crane shipped before the mast on the cotton freighter Effna, and for five months he knocked about France, Belgium and England. Often he stood before the gay continental cafes listening to the bands, hungry both for food and for the gaiety and luxury within. But this time he was inside those cafes looking out instead of outside looking in, and he found that "the insolence of office" is no less funny than it ever was. > In Algiers, North Africa, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Morocco, Austria, Sicily, Gibraltar, Portugal and the Azores he found the kind of people he draws in Wash and Easy, living in stranger houses, dressing in more outlandish dress, and full to a petty officiousness and wistful Necessary Signers for Vote Obtained by Laborite Bloc Deadlock Broken With Signing of 218th Member Thursday "SWAP" JS^CHARGED Republican Fish Asks Probe of Pressure Behind the Bill WASHINGTON.— (ff) —The house " leadership broke the prolonged deadlock over wages and hours legislation Thursday when the 218th member signed a petition to force a vote on the measure by mid-December. Before the 218th signature, went on the petition the house heard Representative Fish, New York Republican, demand an investigation of statements that the backers of the administration's wages and hours bill "swapped everything but the capitol" to Insure a vote on the measure at the special session of congress. l Senator McNary, of Oregon, the Re- publr'f an leader, asked the senate to j send the Pope-McGill farm bill back to the agirculture committee for redrafting along lines suggested by.Sec- retary Wallace. McNary forecast if the bill were passed in its present form it would be vetoed by President Roosevelt. * Green and Lewis WASHINGTON.—(/P)—Two giants of organized labor—William Green and John L. Lewis—arrived within a few minutes of each other Thursday to begin their momentous conference on la- bor's'.two-yeat-old civil war,' Organized labor staked its hopes for' peace and unity pn^this conference,,, • Neither-I^wis; ch'aifliHan'- of *the-(HOr- ( ' nor .Green, president of the AFL, • would disclose what demands or concessions they carried to the conversations. '& ,'' <•' Xi L •JJla , £$ ^f fj$ "•'18 A big war plane circled over Crane's ship in the Mediterranean, apparently about to bomb il until Ihe'pilot got in position to see the neutral flag at the masthead. He waved his hand cheerily and withdrew. This was not in Sneezia, mark you, but in today's Europe. The Natives Doubled Up Modernization and regimentation have not rubbed out all the quaim- ness of Europe, Crane found, if you know whore to look. No comic costumes he ever drew matched what he -«iw in little-frequented rural sections of Europe. Bui it's all in the point of view. Crain reflects, recalling ihe incidenl of the trip that appealed most to his sense of humor. It was in Bavaria, where the quaint dress of the natives recalls Belchia on Sunday. Among a group to tourist who were observing in condescending amusement the native dress, was a Scot, nattily gotten up in his plaid kilts and "duster." And he was blissfully unconscious. reports Crane, that the natives were doubled up in laughter behind his back at the sight of a man in skirts! Inside Mokins Out Crane has always been un advenlur- conccived with a pen. In Tul)lisi;ui Confusion , Crane, who has a knack of getting into scrapes only exceeded by his own Wash Tubbs, pulled a typical Tubbsian honor himself on the ship coming home. He blundered into the wrong stateroom, only lo encounter a very scant- ilyclad woman. She screamed, prompt- IMaylie you've noticed Wash Tuhbs, in the midst of sonic absorbing cf- fi rt, with tongue protruding ns he struggles, Here the cameraman caught Wa:;h Tdbli's pon-papa, Artist Roy Crane, doing the same thing. Then at right, Cnnvc is seen as he looks when (he drawing's nil complete... Fellow artists accuse Crane of getting his characters' facial expressions by looking in a mirror. , ly and loudly. Immediately a glowering husband's head emerged from the escaped in Tubbsian confusion. Oolhroom door, whereupon Crane The only way in which Europe fell .Oiort of the pen-and-ink world. Crane felt, is in its women, who failed to measure up to the distinctly snappy iirlicle he produces as playmates for Wash and Easy. These are his reactions: The French women have big feet. The english wear good-quality clothing—which doesn't fit. The Germans have blueing muscles and hard hands, but look healthy. The Italians aren't much to look at physically, but they have swell dispositions. ^It should be noted here that Mrs. Crane is an American girl. Cake Walk A cake walk will be held at Spring Hill school house Friday night at 7 o'clock for the benefit of the Athletic association. The public is invited. Plenty of entertainment will bo provided. There are 230 members of the National Academy of Science at Washington, D, C, Doctor's Slayer Sentenced to Life Paul D\vyer, 18, Changes Plea to Guilty in Maine Court SOUTH PARIS, Maine.—(/I 1 )—Paul N. Dwyer, 18, high school youth, reversed hi.s innocent plea Thursday to the slaying of Dr. James Littlefield and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced immediately to life imprisonment. Rev, Whitlow Is Called to Amity Resigns His Pastorate at Ozan, Washington and Emmet The Rev. S. A. Whitlow, pastor of the Ozan Baptist church since early summer has placed his resignation before the Ozan Baptisl church. The Rev. Mr. Whitlow has resigned from his charges at Washington and Emmet too. It is reported that he has accepted the pastorate of the Baptist church, at Amity. Approximately 25,000 gallons of water are used in Ihe manufacture of one tun of paper. Greyhound Settles Bus-Driver Strike Increase Granted, But Closed-Shop Movement Is Defeated CLEVELAND, Ohio. — </P) _ Nine Greyhound bus lines resumed normal operations in 16 states Thursday—a compromise agreement negotiated by a federal labor consiliator ending the strike of drivers called by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Agreement Reached CLEVELAND - (/P) - The 16-state strike of Greyhound bus drivers was settled Wednesday night with the companies granting wage increase of one- fourth cent a mile for all drivers, but refusing the Brotherhood of Hallway Trainmen's demand for a closed shop. Federal Labor Conciliator John L. Conner, who negotiated the settlement, issued the following statement: "I am glad to announce a complete settlement of the strike now existing on the Greyhound lines. I have received the sincere co-operation of both sides in my efforts to bring about the settlement. The accord reached is satisfactory to both parties." The wage increase becomes effective July 1, 1938. But drivers affiliated witth the brotherhood went on strike Thanksgiving Day. Their demands included iConlinuec! on Po^e Three) Further Shakeup in State Forecast But Governor Doesn't Indicate What Changes Will Be LITTLE ROCK.— (/P)— Governor Bailey said Thursday he planned other changes in the near future in his reorganization of the state departments, "We will have the whole atmosphere cleared by the first of the year," the governor asserted, "Some of the change will not necessarily be political in nature, but will be because of plain dereliction of duty." He did not indicate what additional changes were planned in the shakeup. Band to Give Concert at School Thursday A concert will be held Thursday night at the high school auditorium at 8 o'clock by the Hope Boys Band. It is held primarily for the band auxiliary but the public is invited to attend. This will be the first of a series of concerts which will take place in the next few months. Approximately 6703 acres of parks and open spaces are maintained by the City of London, but only three acres are actually within the city limits. At Christmastime, Tyrolese peasants listen to the bake ovens. If they hear music SUT perstition says it means an early wedding, ff bells are heard it means death lor the listener. <if j«fi ,« ''I 1 4 'I «"' I Q *

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