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TWO HOPE STAS, HOPE, ARKANSAS Thursday, December 9,193? Hope g| Star Star of Hope W39; Press, 1967. Consolidated January 18, 1939. 0 Justice, Deliver Thy tterald From False Report! Published every weekday afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. ttX ft ttdmer it Alex. H. Washburn), at The Star building, 212-214 South , Hope, Arkansas. C E. PALMER. President ALEX. H. WASIIBURN. Editor and Publisher (AP) —Means Associated Press fNEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Subscription Rate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, pe . Week 15c; per month 65c; one year S6.50. By mail, in Hempstead. Nevada • Howard, Stiller and LaFayetie counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere $6.50. Member of The Associated Press: The Associated Press is excluslvelj 1 entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or • not otherwise credited in this paper and also th« local news published herein Charges on Tributes, Etc.! Charges will be made for all tributes, card of thanks, resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercla newspapers hold to this policy in the news columns to protect their reader a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibilit the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. *A FTER a number of dizzy years in which the American gir * » How Glamor "Rates" in Game of Romance was urged by one and all to be a glamorous cross between -•Cleopatra nnd Marelene Dietrich, it is comforting' to see a ,;least one of her advisers come out with the statement that sh< ought to forget about srlamor and concentrate on being a good egg' f •" This sage advice is found in the new magazine, "You." < . "You" complains that Hollywood has made America! '•women glamor-conscious and that the result is pretty bad .-For'while the benighted male may like to sniff wistfully faround the edges of glamor, when lie is looking for steady •company he is apt to choose someone who is down on what 'he likes to think of as his own level. .-—.^."All-right, go ahead and be glamorous," says the mag- l azine acidly. "But don't be surprised if some mussy-haired, • shiny-faced, too-plump damsel walks off with your man. * * * '.'THAT, of course, is precisely what mussy-haired. too-plump 1 damsels have feeen doing since time began. But bewildered ; womankind may take a little comfort from the fact that the •same thing works the other way. too. The man who has taken pains to become a perfect image of Robert Taylor usually , wakes up to see the girl of his choice casting a landslide vote forborne thin-chested lad in spectacles. '"' ^.The^truth of the matter is that in this dizzy game between the sexes neither side really wants what it thinks jt wants. Man in his blindness may bow down before some imposing female with lacquered hair and sculptured features; -when he is wife-hunting he does have sense enough to think "of more earthly things. Can the gal cook? Can I unlax and be myself with her around? What is she going to be like to come home to, after a day in which she has done the washing; ministered to % a teething baby, had the furnace fire go out,on her and stumbled across those letters I got from that girl "in college five years ago? And woman is equally practical when actual wedlock looms in the offing. She knows without being told that no matter how handsome a man may be he is going to look like |he old Ned anyway when he stumbles out of bed, unshaven and..tousled, at 7 of a winter morning, clad in outing flannel pajamas, grunting testily that he can't find a clean shirt: A perfect profile doesn't help much if the man who is making a.home for you is a tight-wad, a grouch, or a philanderer. * * * S O the movie-idol type usually gets left at the. post; which is w just another way of saying that we do have a little bit more sense than we get credit for having. We manage to compromise with our daydreams. We don't discard them entirely, perhaps; we get them out now and then, and cast ourselves in roles of high romance, and have a fine time of it for a while. But in the end we realize that this is a workaday world and that it has some pretty bad bumps for people who fail to adjust themselves accordingly. ' Out of Gas! "THERE are times when it does seem as if the predominating 1 trait of the American people must be plain absent-mindedness, : Some enterprising statistician with a flair for oddments of interesting but useless information has reported that no fewer than 1.500,000 motorists last year managed to get themselves stalled on the highway with empty gasoline tanks, and it" that record can be doe to anything but ordinary, every-day absent-mindedness, many persons would like to know what it is. Every car nowadays has a gasoline gauge, perfectly visible to the driver at all times. There are times when it seems as if every corner had a filling station. With that combination, it i? hard to see how anyone ever gets stalled with an empty tank. Yet somehow we all do it—a million and a half of us, in one year's time. We must be a tolerably flighty people, in some ways. East Is West BE PHILOSOPHICAL, MY FRIEND. IT is THAT PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE T. M. Res. U. 3. Pat. Ofl By DK. WORMS F1SHBEIN Witor, Journal of the American Medical Association, tod at H/fela, the Health Mtgazlne. Intricate Tests Needed to Determine Type, Extent of Nervous System Ills This is the first in a series which Dr. Fishbein discusses diseases of the nervous system and their treatment. (No. 392; ,. The nervous system includes not only the brain and the spinal column, but also all of the nerves which carry .-^n- satjon^ and which aid in the motion of the muscles. Moreover, there is an associated nervous mechanism which: is greatly concerned in the activities: 01 the involuntary organs whose activ- ; Hies must go on constantly. Influences of various kinds affect the nervous system, such as material coming to the j nervous tissues by way of the blood, activities of secretions of various glands, and digestion and absorption of food. I Conditions affecting the nervous j eyaiem are generally classified as of j two types—those which affect the ac- j tions of the body and those which affect the mind. In some condition; both the mind and the motor activities nj#y be involved. tn order to determine the extent u which th« nervous system is involved intricate and detailed ewmin^tions art ra^de not only of the blood and of oth- ft secretion* but usually of the spma' fluid ws vrell. Pupils of the eyes are examined the senses of smell and taste are studied, nature of the speech is investigated and tests are made of movement of individual muscles. The physician will make a complete study of the diet since certain dietary deficiencies are promptly revealed by disturbances in the nervous system. Some portions of the nervous system act voluntarily and others involuntarily. In order to determine the extent to which the various actions ait- di.sturbcd the doctor makes a .study ol the reflexes, one <j( the-.-*, for example, being the knee jerk When the doctor taps the front of the patient's knee, there is an involuntary kick if the nervous mechanism is in a satisfactory condition, if there have been disturbances of that mechanism, the kick may not occur. Spinal fluid may indicate the presence of infection or inflammation by an increase in the number of cells, by a change in the amount of protein, by the presence of blood, by a change in the amount of sugar, and in various other ways. In inflammation of the brain, infantile paralysis and meningitis due to the germ of tuberculosis, there may be changes in the spinal fluid which are quite similar. When syphilis invades the nervous system, it produces disastrous changes which may be re- Olive Roberts Barton School Attitude Influences Appearances of Students. Many schools, nowadays, have spaces tin report cards, marked "personal appearance," and the figure is averaged in with other marks at the end of the month. A teacher explained that this was not meant to lie to hard on the children, but had been resorted to in tin effort to encourage them to eome with clean hands, faces, necks and ears, as well as scrubbed knees. Also it makes clean handkerchiefs mandatory. As I write a "handkerchief" article every fall at cold-in-tlie-head time, this delighted me, Parents* mean lo tuck a fresh hanky in small pockets each morning, and children mean to use them, but how easy it is lo use them, but hosv easy it is to forget. So now, ladies and gentlemen, we are go- in to be marked for il. Either plus or minus. In tlu.s day and age. with small handkerchiefs so cheap, and paper tissues that cost next to nothing, there really is no need for youngsters to sniffle, or when the worst comes to the worst, to borrow a "mouchoir" from Suzy Jones or Bill Smith. The lenders may have terrific colds themselves, which will mast certainly he passed on to the lendee.s. Children should Ix? warned never, neber to ask another child for his kerchief. Well, enough about all this matter of sanitation. Every mother today knows it anyway. Let us move now to higher grades. where the trouble is not pocket handkerchiefs, but socks. When boys arc in knickers, they manage to keep their stockings whore they belong. But once they slide into their first pair of long pants, they suddenly go through some sort of confirmation Unit gives them the divine right to telescope their socks around their ankles and allow them lo scoop up the dust on the floor. * They only do il because the other fellows do il. but at some time and at some place, there will have to be an end. No one expects these hardy, husky student princes to be loo dudish. That has gone, alas, Ihe way of ait formality. But people got very lired and weary looking at lads with their collars open, old smelly sweaters and socks like bent accordions. Mothers try to keep these offspring clean and laundered, I happen to know, and it is no reflection on them when their sons go out looking as though they had slept in the dump pile. Such things go by localities largely. 1 can put my finger on one school where such u state of affairs is not permitted for a second. Not a mile away is another school where the boys that step out at four o'clock are a sight to behold. • If all schools kept up the practice of marking on personal appearance until graduation, it might he a good plan. Mothers would thank them, and so would I. Charlie McCarthy Hogs Show Frof His Master and Creator vealed by studies of the Wassermann ' .est of the spinal fluid as well as of the blood. Sometimes air is injected into the various cavities of the brain, which are then X-rayed. A change in the outline might indicate the presence of a tumor in the brain or in the spinal column. The tumor may be associated with blocking of the flow of the spinal fluid and with increased or de- j creased p'ressure. ! ' ••* S. k el U By Bruce Carton Stimulant Is Found in New Photo Book It seems to be getting so that when- eber a publisher can think of nothing else to do he plops out with a book of pictures. Some of these books are very good and some of them are very bad indeed, but the net effect of the spate of them has been to persuade this reviewer that he never wants to see another one. Several eastern college grid teams Anyway, that was what lie thought orm what is known as the Ivy League I —until he saw "Victorian Panorama." ut not necessarily because the play- | by Peter Quennell (Scribner's: S3), rs are social climbers. Here is a picture book which has all NEXT: Symptoms and diagnosis of some nervous system diseases. the charm and interest of one of those old, upholstered family albums which show grandfather with his benigh mutton-chop whiskers, Great-aunt Sally with her wasp waist and bustle, and little Kthelred looking devilish uncomfortable in u tight jacket and stove-pipe pantaloons. Mr. Qu'mnell has assembled here some dozens of English pictures, dating back to the very beginning of photography and coming down to the dawn of the twentieth cenaury. He has provided a text which unobtrusively tells what the pictures are all about, photographers, and explains parts of discusses the art and the trials of early Victorian life which are only hinted at by the photos. The result is a prodigiously enter- OREN ARNOLD, Copyright 1937, NEA Service, Inc. CAST OF CHAIIACTEHS UOBEIIT HARRY—hero, explorer. .11 K I, I S S A L A X E — heroine, Hurry'* partner. HONEY ITJ3F, Gjni/—Indian) meml>(*r of Hnrry'x party, H.AIHO.S JO.YRS—plunor-f) member Harry's party. * » * YeHtcrilnyt IIo)> IcnrnM tlint the • trunse little brown people lire the remnaiitH of a loHt kingdom— u people who onee lived in l)r- flanee C'ustle. These peoplci* think lion and Melissa mexHcngem of the Sun. CHAPTER XIX TVHE white visitors stayed in a strange home that night. The chieftain with his family and servants vacated his house, best in the kingdom, and with considerable pomp offered it to Bob and 'Lissa. The hospitality was genuine, "But where are the doors?" "Lissa whispered. There was no opening in sight on the ground level—no windows, doors or holes. Two ladders led lo a second story Jedge, however. It was a rather imposing house, two stories high and perhaps double the size of any oth°". It was strongly made of stories and plastered mud. "In the ceiling," Bob answered. "The pueblo Indians still build that way occasionally." "You mean—?" "Yes, you have to climb up a ladder to the first-story roof, then down again inside, through an opening in the ceiling. And those other ladders lead to the second floor. Flint makes it automatically a fortress, see?" "Enemies couldn't get inside so easily, vou rneun?" "Thai 1 ; ..-ight, 'Lissa. The ladders are oulk-d up after the residents are all in at night. No doors, no ladders--not bad!" "Seems mighty inconvenient," the girl suggested. "Sure, and doubtless unneces- sarrv now. But very important in the old days. The simple folk evid-ntly cling to old costums, re- garci!c,s." » * * j'HKV found the first floor rooms *• used only for storage of grains, skins, tools and other valuables. Beds of grass and woven mats were on the second story floors, inside small rooms. Yuu Laii stay up there," Bob said, "and I'll curl up somewhere down here in the store rooms. I'll pull ir> th# ladders for you." They didn't get to retire immediately, thouglj. They b$d hardly finished, exploring wbe» they were hailed Irom outside. They has* tened to the ledge and peered down. There stood the chieftain and two other men, evidently an official body, and before them were four brown maidens, young girls all. The chief was pointing and signing. Bob hastened down. This new powwow, lighted by torches, lasted fully a half hour. In the end, the three dark men led their maidens away, and Bob came back up the house ladder. "What is it?" 'Lissa demanded, anxiously. "It's awful!" he whispered, in a strained voice. "Things, have taken a much more serious turn. Those girls — they are sacrificial maidens, 'Lissa!" "Sacrificial?" She looked intently at him. "Yes! The old chief says they have chosen the most beautiful girls in the kingdom for the white gods to see. You and i have to pick the one we want sacrificed to the sun!" "But — but — how? Sacrificed how, Bob? You mean — " He nodded. "It means death ':.:' her, even thoyeh it's honor for us!" The thought appalled them, nnd for a moment the two were silent. Finally Bob spoke again. "He wanted us to choose tonight, but 1 stalled for time. Told him the sun was down now, and it couldn't be done at night. But tomorrow—goodness!" "Couldn't we refuse?" "We don't dare. Our own lives might be jeopardized. It's a delicate situation. It's normal, too, but I never thought I'd experience it. Human sacrifices were common among most savage people. The early tribes in Mexico nearly all did it, the Mayan, Aztecs and such. They had special stone altars for it. Removed the neart, and had feasting the while. This custom links up with the Asiatic countries, too." * * * MELISSA barely listened ••** to the rest of his explanation, with its scientific background. She was too horrified. She rieard him, though, when ne told ner the chief himself has promised to officiate at the ceremonies tomorrow. "You mean he wiil— he's the one to—?" Bob read her thoughts. There was great anxiety in his tone as he answered. '•'Yes. He will honor us in the highest form possible, by personally slaying the maiden we select. We will occupy seats ol honor at the ceremony beforehand and afterward." Mary Melissa couldn't quite grasp it. Charged with emotional strain, she shivered a little and almos* 'groaned. This was fantastic, unreal, impossible. 'Lissa peered now over he roof rim, but the maidens and their escorts had disappeared in tho darkness, somewhere in one of the other houses. The village was singularly quiet. There was no calling, singing, visiting or other manifestation of communal routine. She had swift mental pictures of New York at night, by contrast. Bob reached to pat her hand, encouragingly. "Don't let it get you," he half whispered. "We still have time. And as yet we are in no danger ourselves. That's something, A whole lot, in fact." "Do you think they know one of them is to be sacrificed?" she demanded of Bob, in an awed whisper. "Yes. The chieftain said so. They consider it an honor to be chosen, and each one hopes we'll r.ick her. Their idea, you see, is that the sacrificuu yir! becomes a lesser goddess herself." 'Lissa shuddered anew. "How often does this happen? This human—murclor?" "I don't know. Probably once a year. But it isn't exactly murder. It's all in the point of view. Now you take—" "NO, NO, NO!" Mary Melissa wasn't going to "take" anything. She wasn't even going to listen to any more .scientific talk about it. She was exhausted, emotionally and physically. She could not possibly hsivt' restrained the sobs that shook her then. Bob said no more. He just held her tightly us she cried against him, looking out the while to see if her outcry had caused any sort of alarm. He was badly shaken, himself. He gave thought to one or two wild plans for flight. Maybe, in the dead of night—! But no, his reasoning corrected him. He realized they couldn't get out in secret. News of their presence had of course excited the whole village, und their slightest move would become known instantly. Besides, this place was 3 gigantic trap by physiography; ire would simply have to maneuver"« way back up the cave. Only their utter fatigue drove them to sleep, eventually, huddled together there on the second story ledge. (To Be Continued) HOLLYWOOD.—Among the nominations made by readers of a magax.ine for Man-of-the-Year. bloc)<-beaded, sardonic, wise-cracking, pergy Charlie McCarthy runs well up in .such distinguished company as Senator Burton K. Wheeler, John L. Lewis and Chiang Kai-Shek. But while Kunnymanigin McCarthy is doing so well for himself, what of his maker and mentor, slim, trim, grim Edgar Bejgen? Here's what: Bergen is away out in front for the title of Forgotten Man of the year. McCarthy goes on the radio, gives the interviews, and lias his picture taken perched on the laps of movie cutics. Bergen just stands around looking dour and unnecessary. Nobody talks to Bergen about himself. As a matter of fact, he is deeply concerned about the skyrocketing fame of the dummy to which he plays stooge. He isn't jealoas. He's worried le.st the old oaken McCarthy be warped and ruined by the spotlight. Speaking as Bergen, for Bergen, Bergen .said, it's bad business, being a sensation. Sensations don't last very long, because too much publicity is deadly. I like Charlie and I'd hale to see anything happen to him. I ought to do all right, myself, because I've got some other characters which could become just as popular as Charlie." Elmer and Peggy McCarthy's predecessor, when Bergen was a ventriloquist-student at Lakeview High school. Chicago, was a negro dummy. In later years Beren has made a few appearances with u cross-roads bumpkin named Elmer. A new character is Peggy, a snub- nosed piece of fire and fluff with a vocabulary that would bring a Technicolor blush to the Hays office and would send the Federal Radio Com- mi.'sion into special session. Peggy will work only in the night clubs until, and if, she loams to be a lady. Bergen also is experimenting with a couple of chickens. Replicas of the ciiiiuiion garden variety of chicken except that one is sad-faced and one smiles. Tile idea thus far is thai these two birds will talk over current events, but they're not ready for a debut. 1 F'/obably it's a mean trick to report I this fact, because Bergen already has I to maintain three secrelaries to handle 1 his mail, and he employs two lawyers. i However— | The world's No. 1 ventriloquist i.s thinking about yetting married. And he hasn't any particular girl in mind. During 17 years of trouping svith McCarthy, Bergun lived out of a trunk, He didn't evt-n consider asking any girl to share a life like that. Now, though, Bergen has rented a house in Beverly Hills, and .soon will build a home here. Doesn't expect to give up stage and night club work altocther, but such excursions from pictures and radio will be rare. He tells himself that the stceling-down process logically should include a wife. All Qualifications And so, gal.s and ladies, the lines form on the right ,the left, und in the middle aisle. John Edgar Bergen will be 35 on February l(i. He is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs KK pounds, and is blond—American-bom, of Swedish parentage. He attended Chicago and Northwestern universities, was a D. U., and does credit to any hostess' dinner parly and | any tailor's evening clothes. I He has a large income. My guess, based on movie and radio contracts i plus endorsements, is one thousand ; dollars a day. I Bergen is by no means a cold and dis- i agreeable fellow. If he seems aloof and a bit too business-like, it's merely i thowmunship—the deliberate suppression of his own personality for the benefit of Dummy McCarthy. Unless you count an insatiable appetite for smorgasbord, and a passion for motorcycles, Bergen has no notably bad habits. Pnrl of his new leisure i.s devoted to flying lessons. Blevins Mr. nnd Mrs. Sweeney Cope!nml and son Jim, were Sunday guests of Mr. ntul Mrs. Jim Brown Mr. and Mrs. S. E, LOP arc in Cnll- I'ornin visiting their sons Hoy nwl Ray Lop. 'They plan lo be there until lifter Christum. 1 ;. Mr. nm! Mrs. A. 13. VVeaUieringloii were snapping in Hope Saturday. Mrs. T. J. Stewart, Dwifiht Stewart, Mrs. Johnny Wade nnd daughter Kvn Jane wen? .shopping in Prcsrott Snt- urdn.v. Mr. mid Mrs. Clarence Leveret! spent Friday in Cnmdpii. Mr. and Mrs. Young Neshit were (hopping in Prescott Saturday. Rev. J. A. Copeliim) of Delight filled his regular appointment ill Blevins church of Chri.sl Sunday and Sunday night. Jurk Bond:; spent Thursday nnd Friday in Shreve|j.>rl visiting relatives. Cy Ilonen was a business visitor in Gurdun Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Uoy Foster and sons were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brown. Mrs. Jack Bonds and daughters Linda Myrle and Mary Faith nnd Miss Emma Phillips were shopping in Hope Saturday. Mr. .iiid Mrs. II. H. Iliiskey. Wade Huskey and Clifford Huskcy of Prescott were attended to Hlevins Thursilav. 'Hie Japanese arc* poor aviators and this hiis distressed the militarists of Japan and has prolonged (lie still undeclared war in China.—Dr. Ernest C. Wilson, Kansas City author and educator. Single answers or simple slogans will not euro the complicated economic problems which today face all nations.—President Roosevelt. If a would-be American ducc were to learn the trick of appealing to desperate young people . . . thM social shyster would become a serious men- aee.—Dr. Henrv M. Bu.sch. Cleveland, O. American industry should invest its jobs with social satisfaction if cit- i/.cns are to be kept from turning to mass movements foreign to American traditions.—Dr. Harold W. Dodds. president. Princeton University. COPR. 193T BY MCA SCRVICE, IHC, .T. M, REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. "Wot kindu chickens ya ^o( here? They've- been scratchin' all morning and tlu-y uin't found u og^, yeli" Youthful Pajamas Smarter If Materials Contrast laining book. The Victorian age is revealed here, in all its self-conscious rectitude, its stuffiness, its solemnity I and its queer contradictions. Noblemen and slum-dwellers, sailors and j actors, statesmen and soldiers arc ex' hibited. So are representative fash- | ions—which look quite as incredible as today's will look 50 years hence. All in all, it is an extremely diverting book. if»-f-^er- Although usually packed in small, half-pound tins, the tuna fish sometimes weighs three-fourths of a ton. BY CAROL DAY DLAN to include among gifts to make this pajama designed on new and flaring lines The top combines two fabrics in a manner that cj-eates a pencil slim silhouette. The jacket has a jaunty peplum and features a convertible neckline. The trousers are cut full and flaring so that they are wearable for lounging as well as sleeping Make them up in a gay printed rayon crepe combined with plain. Girls in school and voting business women both will welcome such a gift. The one pattern (8090) can be used, to make two or three gifts, savin;.; time and money The pattern includes complete sewing instructions. The sew chart with diagrams details every step in the nxiking of this smart pajama. Pattern 8090 is designed for sues 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20. Size 14 requires 3 1-4 yards of 39 inch material and 1 yard of con- IftlSt. R The new WINTER PATTERN it v , ™ s ready for y° u now« has 32 pages of attractive d°signs for every size and every occasion. Photographs show dresses made from lhcv> nat- terns being worn; a feature you will enjoy. Let the charming designs in this new book help you m your sewing. One pattern and the r*.v Winter Pattern Book-25 cents. Winter Book alone— 15 cents. mmer For a PATTERN of this at- !YN RL N N ?

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