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3s* i$m& wo HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS fVlday, December10, 7 Hope §| Star Star of Hope 1839; PrWs, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. 0 Justice, Deliver Thy Herald From False Report! t-..^..^^ ._„..,- ^ . .- . ....... - ... . , . ---•_„_ -_^ J- - .. .-.- -..___ .-,_-Published every week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. 1C, E. Paliset & Alex, H. Washbum), at The Star building, W2-214 South , Hope, Arkansas. "There Ain't a Gentleman In the Whole Car!" C. E. PALMEtt, President ALEX. H. WASlfBUKN, Editor and Publisher (AP) —Means Associated Press (NBA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Subscription Bat* (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per «k ISc; per month 6Sc; one year $6.50. By mail, in Hempstead, Nevada HttfWSJd, Miller and Lafayette counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere $6.50. Member of 1Phe Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively tntitlecf to the use for ^publication of all news dispatches credited to it or dot otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Charges on Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for all tributes, cards (tf.,tl«jn)fc8i resolution^ of memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial newspapers hold to this policy in the news columns to protect their readers Voftj- a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility /or the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. Another Lofty War Illusion Is Broken M AYBE we will have to revise our ideas about aviators, i , we are to have any hope of getting the horror of war cm of the world. Exhibit A in the case is the book just written by Vittorio Mussolini, the dictator's son who is currently one of the orna *mefits of an Italian bombing squadron. • •-"'»••• * * * W AR, says young Mussolini, is "the quintessence of beauty" it is "mganificent sport," particularly the bombing raids hjsfl? he;describes some of his adventures during the war ir fthiopia. to prove his point. " Speaking of a raid on a detachment of native cavalry, he ,' tvf ites i * ".We arrived upon them unobserved and immediately 'dropped our loads of explosives. I remember that one group 'of horsemen gave me the impression of a budding rose as the Jbombsfell in their midst. It was exceptionally good fun, and vthe? were easy to hit as we were not too high up. They made ;a perfect target." , And a little later he describes the bombing of an Ethiopian town called Adi-Ado. Incendiary bombs were dumped here, as follows: "This was swell, and had a tragic but beautiful effect. | Our best fun was trying to hit a large hut which stood in the •middle pf'fhe town. I had to fly over it three times to make it. 'Thef.third time I hit it and saw it begin to burn. Ethiopians .leaped out and tried to escape. We started enough fire to 'heat half the globe." It takes all sorts to make a world, of course, and this gallant young hero may be of a different stripe from ordinary military flyers. But what he writes is worth pondering over, "because it does show how an aviator's-eye-view of war can •differ from the view one gets oh the ground. That budding-rose effect, for instance, could be seen only from the air. At ground level one would miss the delicate junfolding beauty and see only the mangled bodies, the pain 'and the terror. And the boyish fun that can be had from try- itng to drop an incendiary bomb into somebody's home is not quite the sort of emotion that would be experienced by the -people who were inside the home at the time. They might feel very differently about the affair. 1 * * * N OW we have got into the habit of looking on aviators as dashing and romantic \yarriors. If has been said that they restore the essence of knightly chivalry to warfare. Much 'fine stuff has been written about their daring and about the way they have restored adventure to war. It is about time we revised our ideas. Aviators make war on defenseless folks; they kill women and children, burn houses that are full of non-combatants, and find "exceptionally good fun" in dismembering people who can't hit back. If there is anything knightly or romantic about that, it is hard to think what it can be. '; Mussolini's callous jubilance may help us change our opinions. Alimony Absurdity I T is a little bit hard to work up a whole lot of sympathyor indignation over the lot of either party to a divorce suit, because the troubles which arise in divorce court are troubles which people bring on themselves. Nevertheless, the matter of alimony does occasionally call for a little straight forward denouncing. In Connecticut, for instance, a lady who is suing for divorce demands alimony of $1000 a month pending trial of the suit. Her husband objects, saying that her income is $45,000 a year and she does not need the alimony. She replies that he is mistaken; last year her income was a scant $30,000. A case like that makes one wonder why we continue to put up with the institution of alimony at all, except in cases where there are small children to support. For this seems to be the reductio ad absurdum of the idea that an able-bodies woman is entitled to fat sums from a man simply because she once accorded him the privilege of supporting her. Rib-Cracker Nell Kelly Puts a New Wallop Into the Films IIOLLYWOOD.—Dauglucrs of bank president.-! seldom go into vaudeville. But Nell Kelly's father's bank nt Memphis collapsed in 1914, so she started out to see the world through a mask of burnt cork. Thai was when. Miss Kelly was 4 years old. Her elder sisters, Valentin and Flo. got up u blackface net and included Nell for comedy relief. The latter said, "I was supposed to niiiR, but 1 renlly didn't have to do anything to get laughs because I was so funny looking." When Valentin dropped out of the act, after several years. Flo and Nell washed their faces anil became a harmony team. "And, boy—were we ter- rihle!" Nell recalled. "But that was before the depression, and an act didn't have to be so hot. Flo had talent —she's dunce director at the Roxy in New York now. "But I was a crazy kid, nil elbows and knees, and skinny as a mil. When I was 18 I tried to get into a Fiiiu-hon antl Marco chorus, but 1 was so thin active good for other people. Making friend, enemy and stranger alike feel better. Turning our la/y hands and indifferent hearts to Hiving a fellow be- they mntle mo n comedy principal nntl we played Orphcum time for nine months'." K*d t!«lr-Th!s Week Vou re not imeiy ever to ?nent n girl with less vanity Ihnn Nell Kelly. She .sn.vs her photographs Hotter her. Naturally, she hopes (he movie cameras will be MiU'ill.v kind, for she has n lonlriit-l with Paramount nnd will stnrt her screen career with n par! specially writ! en for her in "College Swing." She hns red hair. "At least, it's red this week," she saitl. "I don't know what the studio will tlo with it. Every limb the style of my hair is changed it gets burned. Maybe I'm hot-headed." The Kelly mouth is larger than average, but she hopes it won't be featured lest fnns consider her an imitator of Martha Raye. Her architecture is more angular thnn Miss Rayc's, although she isn't as thin as she used to be. She's strictly low-comedy, nntl violent. Night club musters of ceremony everywhere wince nt the more mention of her name. "1 didn't mean to hurt 'em, out it wns port of the act," she explained. "You sec, I'd sing a lovo song to the MC and finish up by swul- ting him on the chest. This always Hot u big laugh, because I can 'sock. ing a lift. Christmas i.s coming. 'Most children have (ho "gimmic's" ut this time of the year. You can't blame them, but you' «l> '«'' cracked ribs, i can suggest that they earn their "I even swatted But after n few nights, with thrcu shows a night, they'll have atough time breathing and would have to be taped wood show shop wlirrc' entertainers flrfnt tot n chance to work for nothiftg because they'll be seen by movie executives. Nell Kelly wns seen, all right. She did her Salvation Army number, with tho big bass drum. Also her Garbn Imitation, %vhcrcin the anemic Swede does a hit of hot truckin'. Agorits'by the dozens telephoned her next day. Qcts n Dollar Dully Unflattering imitations are what the comedienne does best. She's especially eager for a chance to burlesque an operatic death scene because she always has been tickled by the way dying is prolonged in the classical medium—the drooping tenor, although neatly spitted on the villain's sword, warbles for 10 minutes and finally staggers up to reach a high note before expiring. Miss Kelly lives with her mother in Hollywood. Mrs. John Alexander Kelly has chaperoned her daughter for years, antl also takes care of the money. The actress gets an allowance of a -dollar a day. Doesn't know, or want to know, how much money she has. Clark Audi Tag DTERO1T. — Michigan's department of automobile registry hns set aside No. ? us the license number of Earl (Dutch) Clark, as long as the Detroit Lions' hackfieltl star and coach drives a car. Sebcn has been his playing number since his college days. By Olive Roberts Barton Generosity Is Essence of Christmas Spirit There is something wrong with Christmas, that is, with the way we prescribe sedatives sufficiently trong to control the condition, at least ntil it has been thoroughly studied. NEXT: Locomotor ataxla. present it to children. We say, "Be good, and Santa will reward you." And Johnny begins assiduously to scrub his teeth twenty- five strokes instead of wetting his brush and hanging it back on the bonuses. Turn their thoughts le> other children who art- less fortunate. Show them how to mnke little gifts, for instance, for the stranger in the neighborhood, or the little chap whose mama works all day long and will come home late on Christmas Eve with a hastily bought toy or two, too tired I to trim a tree or cook a turkey. | There i.s scarcely ;i child who doesn't j live within two stones' throw of some boy or girl who needs friendship and a feeling of being in things nt Christ- j mas lime. Here is an opportunity to ; be "good" in earnest. Both spiritually i and psychologically it is good for the | soul. Selfi.snp.ss gets in so many home- saucers. Brother stops yelling for end- j r . lms ^ Christmas time, that some- less drinks of water after being tuck- llu " B slloultl b " (lonc al) »'" jl - cd in for the night. Oh. yes, they are! Training Opportunity Very, very good. I Lest we forget, the whole Christmas But still it is not quite perfect. This! soas °" If.," p rov '»8 K™"''"' for many kind of "goodness" smacks of the Phar- .' worthwh.le lessons. At no other time isee who stood on the corned and called to heaven to note his virtue. "Behold, oh Lord. I thy servant have killed no one. I have not stolen, or coveted or gossiped about my neighbor who didn't pay his bills." "I. Johnny, have not pulled the cat's tail, Santa, or | copied my nightwork." Only Negatively Gooel This isn't half of it live goodness, should do of the year are children so alert., impressionable and so plastic. Anticipation, part of our old friend '-fnterest motive." makes it so. In this mood, children are approachable antl receptive. What an opportunity for parents to do a little gentle training on the side. Generosity should loom large now on the child's horizon. Let each one rack. Netty sorts the plates and puts bribed. . .. , . . "•• .-•*- *..,<.*« .< ,,!*> f i.ijii. tjwt trtii.ii uiit. All this is nega- work ., m| ,.,„ (o jvo pv{ . n , (| „ It ,s doing what one j w . ly rnthcr „,.,„ k . const . m(1 anyway, without being( nbout what ht , wanl _ s ,, n(] h - c , * them away properly instead of slip- What'Santa Glaus expects, 1 am sure, ping the butterplates in with the coffee is more on the Samaritan order, doing V?3^>y OREN ARNOLD, Copyright 1937, NEA Service, Inc. By DK. MORKI5 FISHBEJN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, «nd at , the Health Magazine. Syndrome, a Collection of Symptoms, Classifies Type of Nervous Disea.se This is the second in a series in which Dr. Fishbein discusses diseases cf the nervous system, their 'cause, effect and treatment. (No. 393) The nervous system i.s one of the most complicated in its fii.sturbance.-5 ut any of the portions of the human body Some diseases which result frum disturbances of the nerves are almost incomprehensible to the average person until the mechanism of the nervous system is understood. In some of these diseases, the body loses strength. In others, one may be- constantly sleepy and in still others certain portion of the body refuse to function or function incorrectly Sometimes there is a combination of various symptoms which physicians classify merely by the name of the doctor who happened first to observe aad describe the combination. Such a collection of symptoms is caller). technically, a syndrome. One such. Brown-Sequard'a syndrome, was first described by the famous French physiologist of that name. It is always d,ue to disurbance of the spinal cord on just one side—a stab or bullet wound, or, more frequently, a tumor or infection of the spine with syphilis. Careful tests are made of the sensation in the skin for heat, cold and pain below the place where the lesion is supposed to be and tests are made of the various reflexes. The disturbance thus may be located accurately. Then the X-ray may reveal signs of thf tumor or of a destruction of the bone or of some other lesion in the ,'pjna! column. Surgical operation may then alleviate the trouble-. Another common syndrome is the r rm known as Meniere's syndrome. This i.s usually due to some disturb- rince ill the nerves of hearing and of i ho little canals in tne brain which (give us our sense of position in space. The person who has this syndrome ha.i difficulty with hearing, ringing in i the ears and much dizziness. Secondi anly there may be sweating, nausea | and vomiting. Sometimes there is ' inertly a mild inflammation. In sea tic fu.sf.? there may be a hemor;ige into j various portions of the tissues concerned. or a sudden rise in the tension in the- tissues. I j In this condition also, poisonings of 1 various kinds and infections with such j : conditions as malaria and syphilis may i ; be responsible. ) If the attacks are frequent and severe, it is customary for the doctor CAST OP CHARACTERS HO BERT HARRY—hero, explorer. M B Ii I S S A LA X E — heroine, liurry'x partner. HONEY I1KIO GIRL—Indian; member of linrry'n party. H.tURS JO.VKS—pioneer; member Bnrrj-'H party. » * * Yenterdnyt ApprelienHtve lo«t (he MlraiiKe lost people harm them, I)ol> find MeliNan plan to eHoaiie. And In their exhaustion of the moment they fall asleep, CHAPTER XX TUST at dawn a weird chanting " and hallowing awakened 'Lissa. "Bob! Get up, dear. Bob! It's starting already." The day's festivities were indeed under way. The white couple had removed only their shoes at bedtime, and so were peering qut in a moment or two. Already a gre-.it pile of wood had been assembled, near the chieftain's house and other wood bearers were seen coming from far and near. Apparently every villager, old and young, was contributing to the fuel supply and was n.aking it an occasion for EO ng, The sun had not actually appeared as yet but the dawn was bright gray. It would be 9 o'clock or so, Bob observed, before the actual fireball itself could appear over their horizon. This was because of the sheer cliffs that hemmed in this kingdom to protect and isolate it from the outside world. Studying the light, Bob decided it must be nearly 8 o'clock even now; they had slept very late, but they were refreshed. "We're getting off to a good start, anyway," he said to 'Lissa. "I hope I can remember some of these chants." * * * TN due time a red cliff top to the •* westward was suddenly illuminated, as if a gigantic stage spotlight hud been turned on. In that moment a new sound dominated the valley, and the course of action everywhere was changed. First a chorus of ijrums—the same tom-toms Bob noted, that Hopi Indians ysed—reverberated throughout the canyon. It was a penetrating bass noise, alarming, heraldic, of great volume. OOM-OOM. OOM-OOM. OOM- OOM. The rhythm changed soon. OOM-OOM, (pause) OOM, (pause) OOM-OOM. This was continued for pezhaps a quarter hour—two beats : one, then two again, and repeat. "Remember what I told you, Bob Bsn-y!" 'Lissa was becoming floxmed. "If you love me you'll try to stop this senseless business." Bob nodded, in great earnestness, "But maybe I can't, darling! Our own Jives may be endangered if I try. The maidens may actually want to be sacrificed. I certainly do not. This is a delicate matter, and I'm trying to figure a way out of here gracefully—and safely." "It's murder, Bob, and you know it." OOM-OOM. OOM. OOM-OOM. No more wood was brought, but all were assemblying by now. And from a number of houses came men in fantastic costumes of skins and paint, with all manner of ceremonial objects dangling from them. Without any sort of preliminary, these men, evidently high priests of some form signaled to the drummers and the rhythm again changed. Now it became a one, one-two-three beat: OOM- oom-oom-oom, OOM - oom - oom- oom, with double emphasis on the first, done rather slowly at the outset but gradually getting a little faster. It seemed to be perfect time for the extraordinary dances begun by the costumed ones, * * * '"FHE priests stamped and hopped and chanted and rattled the sticks they held, and soon the villagers all were chanting too, to make a rumbling background of sound. This continued for at least ftalf an hour, but stopped so abruptly that 'Lissu almost jumped. The chieftain of the brown people walked to 'Lissa and Bob. He made motions. "This is the moment!" Bob whispered. Robert Barry swallowed, then took a deep breath. He was still without much hope, and he didn 1 . dare offend these people lest he and 'Lissa themselves be sacrificed. But he determined to try the biggest bluff in his career. He turned ostentatiously to the sun, and mumbled a long jargon. He winked at 'Lissa, and raised his hands to the sun. She did likewise. They sank to their knees. "Act it out!" Bob mumbled. 'Lissa was trembling. Ignoring the four maidens, who had been brought out tied hand and foot, Bob kept pointing to the sun and talking sioudily to the chief, gesticulating as impressively ar he knew how, but actually without meaning. He kept up this mumbo-jurnbo for two or three minutes. Then he looked imperiously at the chief and began a serious sign talk, as they had conversed at length the day before. Twice Bob had to resort to his pencil—which the brown folk seemed to regard as magic anyway—but in time he got his thoughts across. * * * SUDDENLY then the chief issued a command to his people. Six or eight hurried away, while the assembly waited. To fill in the gap, Bob orated meaninglessly to the sun. Wb,?n the mes.scnvers returned wittt live rabbits, Jive .snakes, and other small animals, 'Lis.sa's curiosity popped. She hadn't spoken for nearly half, an hour. "What i.s it, Bob?" she whispered. "What's happening?" "I'm playing a hunch. Keep acting." Bob signed a bit more to the chief. Then, surprisingly, he took one of the wild rabbits, killed it, skinned it with his pocket knife, all with elaborate ceremony. Each piece of the carcass he placed on the great pile of wood, but he presented the dressed meat portion to the chief, instructing him to cook it. Then, Bob ostentatiously cut the thongs that bound the maidens, and set them free. He signed to the chieftain and folded his arms, standing &e-« side 'Lissa with imperious mien, The chief, duly awed by it all, shouted excitedly then to his peo* pie, and the fire was lighted. Quickly there was a frenzy of yell» ing and jubilant dancing. "What is it, Bob? Tell me! What did you do?" 'Lissa clung to her lover's arm. "I don't know where we go from here, sweetheart, but I think we bluffed that one through. I told, them we were messengers from the real sun god, and that he com* manded an end of human r-.acrifice. I said this tribe i.s small no\. no more people must be sacrificed from it. The maidens must beat- children instead. In substitute, I explained, a live beast of the fields should be killed, and its ?kin thrown on the fire, and the good meat eaten as a symbol oi feasting and plenty. The sun god, / said, wants eternal happiness to reign here, not pain and blood and death." She shivered^a little, and snuggled closer, Tascinated by the amazing pageantry before them. "O-oh Bob!" she murmured. "That's the way I feel too, 'Lissa darling." (To Be Contmuea) for getting it. Exchange has become the keyword for Christmas. No get, no give. What a nuisance and what a pity! There i.s no harm in exchange up to a point, but there nre higher and better motives for giving and receiving. Rudy Vnllcc. I to cut out that part of it. but ho insisted. No, I didn't break tiny of bis ribs, but you can't say I didn't try." After playing almost every City in the United States in vaudeville, Miss Kelly was graduated to musical comedy. Clowned in Earl Carroll's "Vani- tii'.s." Another show was "Boob- Boom." which featured another redhead named Jeeanctte MacDonald. Nell was breaking ribs along the Pacific Coast when the opportunity tame to play one of the Sunda.v night shows at the Trocadero — the Holly- JUST THE THING For an Ideal CHRISTMAS GIFT Authorized Dealers for All Sizes Underwood Portables Small Down Payment Balance on Easy Terms John S. Gibson Drug Company lINDERWdO •''••PORTABLE Give an Underwood Typemaster Portable and you will 1 that the "Thank Yous" are heartfelt. AH year long ana: even after it will mean "Thanks to you" from students who have received better marks or from any member of the family whose writing tasks have been made easier and more pleasant by your princely gift. 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