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flhvo STAR, HOPS, Hope a Star Star of Hope 1S39; Press, 1937. Consolidated January 18, 1929. 0 Jiistice, Deliver Thy HefaU from. False,.Report! Published evefy week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. TO. & Palme* & Alex. B. WfcifaburnJ, «t The Star building, 21M14 South jataut street, Hope, Arkansas. C. B. PALMER, President ALEX, A WAStretmN, Editor and Publisher (AP) —Metwa Associated Press )—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. StJbserlptkm Rate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carter, per *«ek 15c: pw month 6Sc; one year $6.50. By mail, in Mempstead, Nevada. Howard, Miller and LaFayette counties, $a50 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 not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news publijhed herein. Charts on Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for all tributes, cards af thanks, resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial newspapers hold to this policy in the news columns to protect their readers Vom a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility for the safe-keeping OB return of any unsolicited manuscripts. You're Invited to Co-operate, Too .vS, 1031 -- a -- sa - -*- ;3 V rff 1 -^'-^" j People Should Have "Last Word" on War D IVIDED on almost everything el.se, members of the present Congress seem to be agreed on one thing: that above ' everything else the American people want to stay out of any and all wars that may come over the horizon. In this the congressmen undoubtedly reflect the wishes • of their constituents. No one can doubt that the people of this • country want peace. War may start overnight in almost any part of the world; if public sentiment means anything, this country will stay out if it be humanly possible. But the peace-loving people of the United States might as well understand one thing. Under existing laws, they can be "taken into war against their own will, and they can do nothing about it but take it and like it, * * * I N THE first place, any President can, if he wishes, maneuver the country into a spot where war becomes practically inevitable. Wilson did it, unintentionally, in the World war; any succeeding President could do the same. In the second place, it is Congress that declares war. Susceptible to pressures of all kinds, Congress might conceivably declare war when a majority of the people did not want war. It is still an open question, for instance, whether a majority of Americans wanted to go to war with Germany in the spring of 1917. . v .There are now pending in the Senate two bills which aim to remedy this situation. Introduced by Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin and Senator Capper of Kansas, these bills call for a constitutional amendment which would put any declaration' of war up to a nationwide referendum for ratification. Unless a majority of the people voted for war, war could not be declared. The only exception would be in case of invasion by a foreign power of the United States or any other North American nation. * * * "CVERY man in the nation will jump to arms in case the .Li United States is invaded or threatened with invasion," says Senator Capper. "But when it comes to war overseas, the American people believe they have the right to pass on their, participation in such wars, and I agree." And says Senator LaFollette: "I believe that if the American people-are competent to elect congressmen and senators to make ! such a tremendous decision, they are equally competent to arrive at the decision themselves." It is pretty hard to find any flaws in that sort of logic. Early action on one or the other of these-two bills would be advisable. The danger of a new world war seems to be getting greater all the time. Here is one safeguard to which the American people are entitled—the right to say for themselves whether they shall send .armies to fight overseas. The machinery to give them, that right might as well be put in motion at once. Busy Filling- Station From VV. HQLLYWOOtX-All over the lot: In "The Big Broadcast of 1938," W. C. Fields does a satirical sequence which should tickle nil motorists. It's about those busy young men nt filling stations who give you everything from n shoeshine to a valve grind when nil you want is 10 gallons of gas in n hurry. , Mr. Fields, with chauffeur, arrives nt nn imposing institution called the Happy aasntnrium — Super Service With n Super Super Smite. A platoon W Facts, Fantasy—Fascism I E do a good deal of talking in this country about the danger of Fascism, and it is a good thing that we do—it keeps us alert. But the danger in America is more or less remote, almost academic; in Europe, however, it is extremely acute and pressing. This is shown by the recent sensation in France, where secret fortresses and arsenals loaded with explosives and weapons in preparation for a "rightist" revolution were recently discovered by the authorities. A mysterious hooded secret society, which seems to have made grandiose plans for an armed assault on the popular front government, is believed responsible for the existence of these arms. /The whole thing sounds fantastic—yet, unfortunately, it is sober fact. Which indicates how very real and menacing the danger of Fascism is to one of the surviving democracies of Europe. fleas at their source. Many different preparations will re- leve llea bite itching, most of thorn containing products like menthol, camphor and phenol. Since all of these products are irritating, the proper proportions in any individual case should be selected by a physician. NEXT: The bedbug. Lou Should Know NEW YORK—Lou Little claims Sid Luckman is the greatest passer he ever has seen, including Benny Friedman and Harry Newman. The greatest fingerprint file in America is that at Washington, D. C. Started in 1924 by J. Edgar Hoover, it By Olive Roberts Barton Chronic Scolding Is Wasted Breath One hates to harp too long on one string, and so much has been broadcast about .scolding children, that an added remark seems futile. But really, in spite of all that has been said about , ..._ ..... ,. scolding children, we still hear impa- rrentor, if chil-lrcn Most mothers know now that scolding is an enemy to good behavior, rather than a help. And that although there are times to be tart and business-like there are more times to be the calm are to be really tient mothers shrieking their griev- ! improved and trained . _ . anccs and telling children that they ond as its nucleus, finge^rlnte taken are hopeless. - ]t may not be too w (o Do you mind if I go nil over it again? and speak one's mind, but where'docs from federal prisons. I OREN ARNOLD, Copyright 1937, NEA Service, Inc. T, V. Res. V. 3. Pat OA i , By D Jovnal of the American MedJcal Association, tnd of H?f eta, the Health Magazine. Best Means of Dealing With Fleas Is to Prevent Them From Breeding This is the second in a scries in Which Or. Pishbein discusses insects and parasites wMch affect human he Ings. I moistened. When fleas get into a house, usually they are brought in by pet animals. ; Therefore, it is useless to attempt to clear the premises of fleas without seeing that the fleaes are removed (No. 387) Fleas are much more likely to dis- '< Wthe""animak turb the human being in the summer Animals should be washed with a so- h ° Ugh *** ™ l ' Uti ° n ° l creosote or with ^' oiTemul- * country *' any, sion. The skins of cats are more scn- 1S Wid£l> ' dis -i*'«ve than are those of dc^ So1u- The «rst result of a flea bite is -tch- \ leTstS «L^«£ VS/* ing. Assorted with the itch there] Usually carpets and furniture mav appear, a S maH spot of inflammation, be freedom fleaes by scrubbing w^th The amount of inflammation and irri-! soap an d water and thereafter fppy- tation vary m different individuals. > mg oasoline ' ""f m r aSUre '" deaU ! The chief'diwase carried by fleas is " l ° ehmlna * th «» i "* Plague. Fortunately, plague hi nr n i , Sre f St - numbers in '**" l *Wly eliminated from thVt/niU or in dust containing vegetable I e<l States or animal matter Moisture must be I Not all fleas look alike so thev -,«• present but the breeding place of flea, ! clarified „ the human fka utc- do« » usually one protected from the rain. , fieu. the cat flea, ThT rat flw he the wither and the sun Flew breed I chicken flea and thTst cktighT £ most profusely under buildings and living quarters. P Tn heS 'i u u i Tht Neatest distance that a flea is In order to prevent the breeding of, depending on their habits and favorite «?ted^ronr h kSU ' lrSSh , OUlC L bepr0 - |able l ° kap ^""tally * 13 inches i -£. chickens and other an»-, and it takes a strong flea to iumo mate The areas in which the fleas! more than seven inches in toe Tr brml may bo protected and th* fletsjlt i* therefore, possible to prevent n^y be destroyed by spraywg the them from getting into the bed by area with creosote oil. The ground in: |>kcing sticky fly paper 13 inches wide which inunature flw develop may be I on the floor around the bed Jtb covered with salt and thoroughly t much better, however, to get rid of the CAST OP CHARACTKHS ROBERT BAItllV—hero, explorer, M Kl>1 Sit A LAWE — herolnr, Hnrry'M partner. HONEY BEE GIRL—Indian; m i-m lie t of ilurry'ti imrly. HADK.S JO.VE.S—pioneer: member Unrry'* party. Ymtcrdoyt Lout iueetlier In the ilnrltiieKM of (lie myMtvrloiiH cuv- fru. Hob mill MvllXHU ttiiii u drrii UrUr ailcncc nil fiic'li <illier. T«- tselhtr tlic-y Mtrugirlf Initfk lo llnii their iiiu'kx, IK thl» the vitdf CHAPTER XIV 2AC.HARY "HADES" JONES Wi'S a bit weary when he returned to camp that night. The 24-mile round trip had taken him two full days. "These danged mules is contrar- ler'n a thunderstorm," he grumbled. "They ain't pack broke good yit. Here, Holliman, would you J" elp me with these here kags, pleasu sir?" Th'jy unloaded the fresh cool water, ample for drinking, cooking, and scanty toilet until another week should, pass. Then Hades released the anirr.r.!!: for a bit zi grazing nearby. There was a hole of stagnant water just a mile away, all right for the stock but too alkaline or "salty" for human use. "Where at's th' boss?" Hades asked, "Ain't seen him all day. And by grabs I'd like to know, too!" "Eh?" Hades paused to look questioningly at Holliman. "Well, fact is, Hades, he's out with 'Lissa. Just them two." Hades spat rather copiously and glared at Holliman. "S'posen he is? Ain't no lion, is she? Ain't gonna hurt him none?" "Hell, no! But what business has he got taking a young gal out by herself." Hades Jones, aged 70-odd, stepped forward menacingly. "What do you mean, Holliman? Why you lyin'—!" "Shut up, old man. Want me to slap you down?" * t * TVO one had dared to speak thus to Hades Jones in more than half u century. Uncle Hades had friends, and enemies who respected him, in practically every county and corral from El Paso to Yuma. However, it was the utter surprise of his "sass" which saved Holliman some serious embarrassment, there Jn camp. Hades' jaw just dropped. Five seconds later, unquestionably, he would hgve had two massive pis- tols aimed with terrible accuracy at Holliman's stomach. He had been known to do just that with other men, and daring them ever to resent it. But—at that instant Honey Bee Girl appeared. "Supper iss ready," she announced, "and Bawb say to tell you not to wait for them, as they might not be back at all." Before Hades' astonishment had fully cleared, Holliman was sitting down at the crude camp table, dishing up a pint or so of rich red chili. The old man discharged enough tobacco juice to drown a good-sized mammal, tabled his plans for discipline, and went glaring into supper himself. * * * TIE got up before Holliman did, - 1 - 1 - and walked to the foot of the castle cliff. BANG! BANG! Holliman and Honey Bee peered out in alarm. But ?Iades was only signalling. His old neck upward, studying was the craned castle. He fired again, twice rapidly. It was a time-honored call of the outdoors—for anyone within hearing to answer or come. Hades never thought but what Bob Barry would know it, and answer if he heard. '•They ain't up there," the old man muttered presently, and came back to the dining tent. "Hcdliman," he began, his eyes flashing, "I come dang nigh killin' you u while ago. You ain't old enough to know better yet in some ways, and it may cost you. We ain't known to each other plumb good yit. Now I don't want no trouble, but you don't be so free and careless with yore tongue, young feller. This Barry is our boss. You can quit any time; we c'n git more help, if I have to ride in after it. But by god, Holliman, I'll kill you deader'n a petrified snake ef you git too fresh! You savvy?" He leaned forward just a little, hands ready to draw. He was a trifle comical, because of his wrinkles and his stoop. But there was no mistaking his earnestness, He meant precisely what he said. a Holliman tightened. He h-pd started to grin at an old man, but he didn't. The keen old eyes spoke a silent warning more potent than the words. Holliman moved very slowly—hands away from his hips. "All right, Jones. Forget it. You're old. I ain't goin' to fight no oldtimer." It was a wise decision. But the situation was still shaky. "You been eyein' Miss 'Lissa yoreself, Holliman. I seen you. I know th' signs. Waul, that ain't no insult, as such. Any young man'd be a fool not to set up to her. Ef she wants you it's her business; but you be dang shore she does. Now I wanta know— do you know where they're at now? Why ain't they here? It'a well after dark." '.•• » * T-TOLLIMAN had been surprised indeed to hear that old Hades knew of his "settin 1 up" to Mary Melissa. The old fool must have eyes everywhere! But this was no time to argue. Besides, his own curiosity about the missing pair was mounting. "I swear I don't know, Hades. And quit bein' warlike. I told you I ain't fightin'." Hades grunted. "Woman," he called to Honey Bee, "come out here. Whnt about the two bosses? Where they at?" "They are not here," said Hon-» ey Beo, stupidly. Hades bridled again. Contempt almost suffused him. But Holliman spoke first. "Well where are they?" The younger man was equally interested. "They have gone, for maybe a long time," Honey Bee declared. "Hell, didn't they say where?" Hades was losing patience. "They just say tell you both make thee better camp, thee better corral for thee mules anc| horses," Honey Bee spoke slowly, stalling. Then she had an idea. "Meester Bawb, he say must go. Maybe all day, maybe longer. They take food, canteen, go that way." She pointed—not toward the cliff dwelling, but in the opposite 'direction. The men grumbledl about it at length, but after all the note Bob had left also told them to go ahead with their own work, and forget about him and 'Lissa. Suspicions thus were not aroused, at the time. An hour later, though, Hades went for a last night check-up on the horses and mules—his regular job. "Shucks!" he suddenly ex-? claimed. "Their horses is both; here!" Bob and Mary Melissa wouldn't have started to go far on foot. The old, man turned to store back at the camp, suspicious, confyyse<J. He didn't trust that Inijiw, fiip}. Holliman. (To Be Co»«ipa) it get us? Absolutely nowhere. The c-hiltl Rets used to our hysterics nnd our blowing off steiun. U is just one more headache for him. Thnt is, if it i-t'Bisti'rs at all. The ehronicnlly bawl- ed-oul child sheds n scolding ns nicely ns- a duck sheds wnler. It never pen- c'trntcs. If it does penetrate it adds lo his enmity. And onco a child becomes etifniy to his fuont, his ense [s , w good us lost. '•lense don't l,hink that nil children nivl-nll parents arc friends. The thought is incredible, almost, but ii ls,ns true as the fntt thnt countries thnt pltigue rach othf»r become enemies. The gratitude of the child for nil his blessings won't predomiiiHto if he feels that lip is only a subject for constnnt criticism and punishment. Ferhai>s a recent experience brings nil this diatribe to my typewrite)- keys. 1 was Walking along n street about five o'clock one day, and it hnppvncd that (in epidemic of mothers were calling their youngsters. I did not hear one friendly word. Voices were harsh and faces sti-'i-n. 'I thought, "If I had' to return to a home like ?omc of these children are .scuttling into, 1 would run away and never come back." Crossness Is ContaKrous Perhaps if I had chosen another block, 1 might have seen better conditions. Sometimes I think thnt communities carry more contagion than measles. One or two cross mama's can spread their unhappy virus to all the neighbors. Children are trying. I know that, and disobedient and even bad, especially when they are in a pang. But what chance have- they when they are subjected to poor street influence, and go from thnt into homes where no pleasant word U ever spoken? Is there any place in tho world for such n boy or girl? No wonder they get the idea thnt the world is something to outwit nnd cheat. This street, by the way, is not a "slum" street. It is no "Dead End." There was a look of decent prosperity about the place. I said, nevertheless, as I heard one mother after another scream threats and investives. "It is a place that God forgot." Maybe all these children would sit down to good Innib stew and apple dumplings, but this is not everything. The child who is to increase in self respect nnd self control needs a measure of intelligent understanding and training. Helpers Get a Uirlo C, Fields of uniformed attendants, complete with trumpeter, springs to attention nnd goes Into a presetit-ncms with nn assortment of sponges, cloths, wrenches nnd oil gauges. The militaristic touch is too much for the comic, who stands up and launches into a patriotic speech. The chauffeur has to remind him thnt the men tire not soldiers. Just then the trumpet tootles nnd the Happy Onc- ers smile in unison before swurming all over the cur. Give Him Credit Bill Robinson finally picked the right horse, imd when I snw'the world's greatest tap dnncpr today he wns delightedly repaying a loan of several hundred dollars lo u 20lh-Fox executive. Bill's trouble is that his pleasant but wisely adamant little wife collects his pay checks each week, nnd all the money Robinson ever has is what lie can win. So he'll borrow $100 from Clarence Brown to mtike a bet. Next day he's borrowing $150 from Diirryl Znmiclt to repay Brown imd make mi- other bet. A $200..loan from Joseph Schenck lakes care of Zanuck and buys a $50 ticket. Anil so it goes'. Bill's credit is practically 'unlimited; probably would bo pveivif he didn't ent-n $.1500 a week. U Rallied, Then Poured If Fi'ed Allen happens lo speak some irrelevant lin'es on his radio program, don't he surprised. They'll be part, of the dialog of "Sally. Irene and Mary," because A116ri is <i vory harassed and confused entertainer these days. By dint of hard work and careful planning., he'arranged for four weeks of freedom from his radio job while he played in the. picture. Allen writes his own stuff for the air, and he wns sure he'd never'be able to carry both jobs at once. But pictures have a way of being delayed. For four weeks the comedian twiddled his thumbs, fumed and otherwise did nothing at all. Today his Town Gets Alortf s Without Police or Jai nOO'KLlN. Culif. - (/'I') th!." i." nn Irieorniirnlod city wilh j) .pulnlinn of 7-12. U gets tilnnii wilh] oi't n city attorney, police chief, poj lice judge or jail. For years (lie conn •cil hns declined (o build a jail ol appoint n police chief, arrests who! necessary being made by B counl deputy sheriff. life Is n welter of cameras and micr phones. He has to read nine newspapers day nnd 10 rnnga7incs a week to radio ideas. HP scribbles nt air co tinulties, studies the screen scrip dashes for DIP sound stage, rushes tho broadcasting studio. The other day he jumped up from n. liiblc in a Hollywood cnfe and n littl^i Inter handed his check nnd n $5 bill uf| Alice F'uye on the set in Culver City. Amifhcr Contender In liny contest for the title of "Bus ii'st Man in Hollywood," though, yuu'i have to consider Richard Ln'nc. If hns worked in 1.1 pictures this yen! nnd right now is appearing in two : RKO, hopping from llip sol of "Ughlt Out." where lie lins llu» rolo of a mo| vie producer. !» a nearby sound stngtf' where 'he is pl.-iying n detective i$ "Women Have a W.-iy." | Lane also manages a liftht-henvyjj weight pun named Danny McShaift nnd nets a lot of fights for him. On a week he conducts a sport;; p on the air from n local station, nnd Sundays lie appears in the cast of t Joe F'tMiner broadcast. As if thiKe WCTI; not enough, the n lor-coi>lmel)talor-managri- owns ;m I ji-rest in a cvindy-bar factory nnd lirc-retre.tding plant. Also he's s owner of ;m automobile agency in PnS^ adeiui. Sometimes of nn evening file drops out there and sells a car to a paf| ticularly tough prospect. If; Colony gossipors have helrolhfa Phyllis Brooks and Cory Grant, afttl evon haw gone so far ns lo set InS' wedding dnte. On the set of "BloS Moll," though. Miss Brooks deni|i everything, although n shade regret fully. 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