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'» SB* of Hop* 13%; ft*Mjjft.Cguohaated jfettgafy ^, I \ Saturday, Hertttd From Fats* Report! Published *vwy week-day afternoon by Sta? Publishing Co., Inc. ftdHWf & Ate*. It Washbutti), at The Star buitaiftg, 212*214 South &6fx>, Arkansas. C. E. PALMEn, President ALBX. ft WASttBUHN, Editor And Publish** CAP) —Means Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. $% H*t« (Always Payable In Advance): By chy carrier, per ISc; tJef month 6Sc; one yeat $650. By mail, in Hempstead, Nevada, and LaFayette counties, $3.30 per year; elsewhere $8.50. tttittftvt of The Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or jffot Otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein, V , ChMtftS on Tributes, Etc.! Charges will be made for .all tributes, cards Bf thiihfcsv resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial tkK&dfAtkK hold to this policy in the news K;olumns to protect their readers i frottJ'ff deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility ft* the safekeeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. COMPANt By KINC COLE "Now Is Time for U. S. War or Peace Choice ", TT 1 tjS hard to read those news stories about the encounter of ,£ * the American marines and the Japanese army in Shangha I witfiout feeling just about as a motorist feels when, driving around a curve, he meets some fool speeder coming at GO miles ^ an hour on the wrong side of the road, and misses a fata gffiashUpby a fraction of a second and a fifth of an inch. ' • ,For while the even tenor of Japanese-American relations ' ^ seems to remain unbroken, there was a terrific amount oi dynamite packed into that tense half hour at the Shanghai • "barricades. Nothing much actually happened, hut some pretty frightening things vary easily might have happened. * * * •THE Japanese troops, as you may recall, had gone filtering 1 through the city to take control of a big part of the International Settlement. They were more or less on their muscle; they, had captured Shanghai, they were a tough, victorious army,-and they didn't care if the whole world knew it. > \ So by and by they took over a bit of land either in or im- *\"tnediately adjacent to the American defense sector. Presently tjuro marine officers came up and tried to crash the Japanese picket lines. They were met with leveled bayonets and some ••- hot words, but they finally got through to the Japanese commander. While these doughty marines were telling the Japanese , to move on, other incidents were taking place up and down . the city four enlisted men of the marine corps were threaten* ed by Japanese officers with drawn pistols. An American 1 ' citizen was beaten up by Japanese soldiers. A truck load of British soldiers was menaced bv the victorious troopers. 'Somehow it all came out all right. The Japanese moved f back from the disputed sector, there were a certain number of apologies and explanations, and everything was smoothed over. But for about half an hour a disastrously bad accident I v/as all reared up on its hind legs waiting to happen. « - •> " Since it didn't happen, we have leisure to try to figure • out what we would have done if it had happened. I i, - - - • * * * I 1 II7HAT sort of stake have we in China, anyway? Just how \ ,VV ' important is it to us. as a nation, to keep a specified ; dozen blocks of Shanghai out of Japanese control? What are • -we protecting out there? What do we do if our marines and the Japanese troops are actually thrown together in a pitched -' battle onfr of these davs? V W,e might as well figure out the answers at our leisure, beeaiSe/we may have to give the answers in a terrible hurry, . some'dav soon. And when we give them we shall be deciding Irrevocably bet-ween war and peace. It. is fpllv to sav that we can't possiblv be entangled in the war in China. We can verv easily; a little bad luck the other",dav might have done it. The time for us to decide definitely what we are going to do there is now, before some incalculable incident compels us to make up our minds between , breakfast and dinner. I MK3HT HAVff KNOWN pe MV WEN 1W»W Mifit IMfiWfc W WI6M SUNBEAMS SAO LUCK} we'u IN It. If £AN CJNUV 8S SfiWM •WAT'S git IN' '£M ( MATI5* UP fO/2W6 SUNBEAMS BAG AUU RIGHT! The Be.if. In Motor Oils Cold Seal 100% Penn., <|t. The New SlerlliiK Oil, qt. Tol-E-Tex Oil Co. IIoj*.-f>pen Mny & Nile By Olive Roberts Barton Who Shall Give Presents to Child, Your Or Santa? buggy Last year I gave little Lowrie n sled long enough to carry a man. I also gave him other things such as a book! nntl a few ten-cent tloo-funnies thnt helped to make Christmas. To Decdie I gavea doll-bed and incidentally it took me long evenings to knit covers and make sheets and blankets. Tiny Mary, likewise. She had her big doll and ull the trimmings. Now that I think of it, there was a doll for both, including the dolls. They are my grandchildren, and all were under five. Christfas WHS at our house, as I hope it will be this year also. Santa Gels Credit On Christmas morning, lifter the first shock of joy was spent, Lowrie suid to me, "What did you give me, Olive?" 1 said, thanked not ask. I thought, "Whnt a piker my darling grandson must think me. Simla couli l>e generous, but 'Olive' could onl> Iliink of a book." 1 wanted to say 'Oil. you precious. 1 n»ve you this am! this and this." Hut not for world would I hiive him think that Santa had failed to fulfill hi.s request made weeks ahead, for ii fine big sled. He doesn't know yet, he will never know that I got him the best sled I could find, tied the ropes on ami hid it in the altie for days. He was very proud of his book and made me read stories from it. Me is so very polite and sweet. And perhaps after all, the book wus as necessary to his happiness as his sled. I do By ELINORE COWAN STONE Copyright, 1937, NEA Service, Inc. Air Martyrs • THE-pre-eminent feature that makes the airplane a valued 1 means of transportation is the airplane's great sneed—so very much greater than any speed which can be maintained by a means of- transportation which is earth-bound. But the •nrice of this speed, unfortunately, seems to be a tragic toll in human lives. The fivers tn nay that toll most recently were Rudy Klrngand Frank Haines. two of the country's leading air race nilots. who crashed to their deaths in the opening race of the Miami Air Show. .Such tragedies seem an inescanablo part of the nir racing game: and the air racing game, in turn, seems to be absolutflv essential to the development of hitrher airolane speeds—which in turn, are essential to the continued development of aviation. It is a tragic situation, from which there is no obvious escape. Apparently we must, every so often, sacrifice one or more fine young men in order that the miracle of human flight may make the necessary progress. CAST OF 1 CHARACTERS T.I.VOA BK.Vrojf — H i- r o I n o, dniiKlitrr of n fnmniiH NiiiKor. CA1"J'. HAHRV.HOflR TKEAT — Hero, llyliiR "daredevil." M I R A .V D A TK KXT — Hnrry- niorir'M Rruiiilniotheri u "Mtroug; woman." * * * Ye.«t*rrtnyi Linda and Cnptnlii Trent bi'^lu to Und n plnoe fur each other In their llvi-s. l.lttU* did they know, however, of tile heartbreak thnt (117 uhend, CHAPTER III DARRY had not yet returned from bidding his friend, Lieutenant Rust, "Good luck" at the airport when Linda came in after mailing Mrs. Trent's Christmas cards next day. It was not until she was preparing, a little forlornly, to go downstairs after dinner for a long evening alone with old Miranda that she heard the front door bang, and then a lusty baritone lifted in joyful, If not too tuneful, song. As if by magic, the old house again came young arM alive and friendly, When Linda went downstairs to the chawing room, Mrs. Trent was not in her customnry sent. Only Captain Trent was in the room, wandering about, picking up things aimlessly and putting them clown again. At sound of the opening of the door he wheeled. "The Duchess has run out on us," he explained, his eyes half laughing, halt' caressing, on her startled ones. "Gone to spend the evening with a sick friend." "Oli!" said Linda a little breathlessly. "Then I guess I'd bolter go and finish wrapping up her parcels." But he was between her and the door, his eyes laughing down into hers. "Oh, I soy!" he protested. "Ycu're not going to leave me high anil di - 3', too, are yoy? At least you might read me a bedtime story. Reading aloud's your job, The Family Doctor T. M. Reg. U. 8. Pat. Oil By OK. MORHia F7SHBETN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, ind of Hygela, the Health Magazine. After-Effects of Chorea Preventable If Patient Is Given the Proper Care This is the ninth in a scries in which Dr. Fishbein discusses cause, effect and treatment of diseases of the nervcus system. be helpful. Certainly a child with any kind o slreptococcis infection within the body demands most careful study and attention. If there are infections at the roots of the teeth or in the tonsils am the adenoids, these must be eliminate! and controlled. The heart must be (No. 4001 JH about one-fourth of the children with chorea, the speech is disturbed beeju^e of the difficulty of articulating! watched carefully because strepto- during the movements. The child be- ; coccus infections there are much more comes irritable and restless and later j serious. may show carelessness, dullness, lossj During convalescence, it is importan o| memory, or inability to pay atten- • - tiojn. Thfre are also mild emotional disturbances. IR many instances the condition comes and disappears within six montha. In the United States, seldom do eases last much beyond 12 weeks ^fhiere arc case*, however, in which the twitching Becomes chronic, and sometimes a habit spasm follows tnt twitching. Since chorea is a conditio/i affecting th* body generally instead of just the nerves and muscles, it is customary to put these children to bed for three to six weeks. Occasionally they improve greatly with suitable baths and with drugs which help to lessen the severity of the symptoms. From time to time various new remedies art tested in this condition, but as y«t no one of them seems to be specific. In some cases the application oj beat treatment has seemed to to build up the child's nutrition am reserve. This may be done by giving plenty of forxl, well balanced with suitable amounts of vitamins and minera salts su that the child will have the .•iubstances necessary for the best pos .-iible growth. In the ufter-care, exercise as well a.s ran must be regulated, and the chili •rcust have plenty of relaxation, including supervised play. With this type of attention there is little tendency for these patients have any permanent residues from tin. NEXT: From June, 1936, through June, 1937 the gold stock of the United States was increased to 112,318,000,000, the larges stock on record. Dempsey's Nose, Film Comic's Scalp Just Couldn't Take It HOLLYWOOD.-All over the lot: Comedian Kdftnr Kennedy is bald, and he's going to stny thnt way. During his first dav on the set of a Universal mystery flicker, "The Block Doll," a toupe is suggested. Kennedy says no. Then ho reminisces: "1 wore my last dome doily back in 1925. Jack Dempsey was champion, find we wore mnking some shorts here nt this studio. I was just as bald then ns I urn now, and they figured n fighter had to have hair. So they glued a wig on me "Hint was when Dempsey first had his busted schnoz/.le fixed. They built up the bridge by pumping it full of wax or putty or something. Anyway, he was plenty proud of it. Boxing in the picture, he began to belt the side of my head w ilh hi.s thumb. Every time he'd catch the edge of my wig, which was glued tight, it would rip some skin off my scalp. It hurt. "I got mad und went after his phoney none. I'd yelp when he'd peel rny scalp and he'd bawl whenever I reached his nose, which was spreading all over hi.s face. After thut scene my >ead looked like a smashed crate of tomatoes, and I've stayed bald ever since.' Versatile Directing Norman Tourog is directing Deanna Durbin and n lot of other youngsters in the new picture. "Mad About Music." By this time, Tourog is typed as an expert in child-actor psychology and producers bid for him when all," Linda said, Then, as all f/ie air about her warmed and (I'ng/eJ, he dre%> her quickly toward Jnm, and into his arms.' isn't it?" "But after laughing at his air of a wheedling schoolboy, "there's nothing in my contract with your grandmother about entertaining visiting celebrities." i "Bring the parcels down and we'll have them done in no time. , , . Aw, don't be; so tight with yourself, Titania," he coaxed. "How are we ever going to get acquainted if you keep yourself shut up behind a barbed-wire entanglement? Honest it's God-awful lonesome down here." * * * OUDDENLY Linda remembered ^ how very lonely it would be upstairs, too. She hurried up and brought down the parcels. "You may help me wrap these," she said, "but first your grandmother does want the antiques in that cabinet in the dining room dusted and rearranged before Christmas. You may come and wntch me do those if you'll promise not to touch them." "But never in all my days"— Barry seemed inexplicably pleased —"have I known her to let anyone touch those sacred relics except herself and my own mother." "Why, it was quite natural." Linda wished that he wouldn't hover there quite so close behind her. It made her fingers unsteady. "One day when her hands were bncl with rheumatism, she showed me what she wanted done, and I've done it ever since." "Of'course it was your hands that did the trick with Grandmother," Barry was saying as they returned to the living room to wrap Christmas presents. "Did anyone ever tell you, Titania, that are like soft white them—like this, I mean—" . He took one of her small hands in his and pressed it against the lean, smooth, hard surface of his cheek—against his eyes, and against his lips. Then, as all the air about her warmed and tingled, he drew her quickly toward him, and into his arms. * * * TT was much later that Barry •'-said, laughing out delightedly, "I'll tell you what we'll do. Christmas morning I'll hang you up on a tree, all done up in tissue paper and silver trimmings to surprise the Duchess," Linda shivered a little in the your hands flowers? . . because alive. Only much lovelier, they're so When much more you look at them, you can't help wondering if they can be as warm and sweet arid tender as they look. , . . Uuw they woyld feel U ooe held warm circle of his arms. All of a sudden she was remembering old Miranda Trent's face that evening when she had twitted her grandson with having "a new sweetheart in every port." And this was Miranda Trent's house. Even as Linda struggled to put her thoughts in order there came a sound of a cane on the polished floor outside, and she had barely time to free herself before the door opened, and the old lady stood on the threshold. In his first startled movement Barry had struck a vessel of lustrous Chinese porcelain that stood on a table beside him. Snatching at it as it smashed into a dozen pieces, he cut a deep gash in his wrist. As old Miranda grimly surveyed the wreck of her treasure, Barry caught a handkerchief from his pocket and stood like a sheepish schoolboy, trying to staunch the blood that seined his cult' and trickled down his fingers. Years ago, as a child in Paris, Linda had seen a hideous street accident; and since that time, try as she might, the sight of blood had turned her faint with horror. Now, though in that first moment she bent over Barry's wrist, trying with her own handkerchief to stop the red (low, she moaned in sick little gasps; an4 as the stain continued to spread, she wavered and sat down limply on a nearby chair. "Come, come, Miss Benton!" old Miranda's voice tinkled like falling ice. "Fainting doesn't mend any broken bones. Please see if you can't control yourself and ring that bell." "Oh, have a heart," Barry objected as Linda got up "trembling. "I've seen hard-boiled marines turn green at sight of blood. We aren't all born to be top sergeants like you, you know." * * * 44/^ET my first-aid kit, Jefferson," Mrs. Trent calmly directed as the old man appeared in answer to the bell, "and have Cicely bring some ice and a basin. And," finished the old lady, sweeping with her eyes the galaxy of indomitable Trent portraits that lined the walls, "if the women of this house had let their feelings get the bettor of them every time a crisis ijrose, you—Barrymore Trent—might not be here at this moment—nor, in all probability, the house, itself." Cicely appeared, and old Miranda directed briskly, "Hold that basin here, Cicely. , , Hold it, I said, not wave it! , , , And Miss Benton," she added as Linda hesitated in the background, "if you must shake like a forest in a storm, please go elsewhere to do it." Linda retreated with what dignity her .shaking legs lent her. As she clung to the banisters in the hall outside, she heard Barry's voice in quick protect, and heard his grandmother snap, "Fiddler sticks! She'll be all right in a few minutes. So will this scratch of yours. . . And that's more than J can say for my Ming jar." No, thought Lir.du, by no stan» dards could she ever measure up to the tradition of the Trent gentlewomen. . . And did not dream how soon and how bitterly she was lo be put to the test. (V') Be CoJ»U»t|i«4). not know. But anyway, he gave me credit for my kindness. This year he is six. Perhaps his mother has revealed the truth about Santa Claus. He inny know that all presents come from tho family purse and the glamorous toy department. But I am planning on another surprise. I shall again tell him that santa brought it, thnt is, if he has not discovered the truth. MV own case does not matter, but I believe that other mothers are put to it about this problem of telling children when friends or relatives de-serve credit for their gifts. Christmas For All When Aunt Molly takes weeks to dress n doll, or rGnndpa spends dollars on a bicycle or electric train, is there not .something very valuable to be remembered and appreciated? A child takes as much pride in presents from loved ones, as in his booty from Santa Claus. Lowrie's mother wanted to tell him that I gave him the sled. It was my idea not to tell him. But there are many presents that come from friends anil relatives for children that should be labeled with the truth. The child knows that people shop before Christmas, that they buy presents for each other. Why should he not be toUl that others go lo a lot of trouble for him? "This came from Mrs. Jones, dear. Anil this from Aunt Molly. You see, Christinas is not all Santa Claus, but other people, as well." The child con appreciate this. Maybe I am wrong, but I think Lowrie would prefer knowing that I like him ns well as his friend Santa Claus does. they're planning a kid-flicker. However, it was not many ycnrs ago that the plump director was n specialist in cruelty. Fans laughed, but it was cruelly just the same. Tnurog went in for the broadest of low comedy—uric man would hand another man a rod-hot-hroseshoe, and audiences would become hysterical as vmoke rose from the victim's supposedly sizzling flesh. Boiling soup was poured down the hacks of dowagers; fighters clouted each other wilh glove.s filled with concrete; dray horses slumped on Ihe faces of luckless funnymen. Thai's whnt Ihe fans wanted in those days, und that's what Showman Tnurog gave 'cm. In 1930 Hollywood gasped when ho stopped out of slapstick to make a tenderhearted kid picture, "Skippy." But it won him an Academy award. Knows Ilt'r Gun 1'lay Dolores Del Rio has lo shoot a smnll automatic pislol in "Shanghai Deadline," and in first rehearsals she holds the gun with two fingers, and gingerly, as though it were a dead mouse. 'Director Eugene Forile Iries lo loll her how to handle a gun. She says she knows, nil right, but just doesn't like 'em, and that she'll do all right in the take. Skeptically, Forde orders tlic scene. Miss Del Hio grabs the gun and pumps bullets in a very businesslike way. Extra Rare There's n feast on the impressive castle set for "Robin Hood" and Prince John und his Norman gourmands are doing very well by huge roasts of real meut and platters of genuine fruit. Before the granddaddy of all fireplaces some vassals are turning and basting an entire carcass of beef on n spit. It's a real carcass, right enough, but nobody will eat it. The fire isn't very hot, and the meat is raw. A property man and veteran lily- gilder named Jack Mountz lias painted it with several shades of a lacquer dye so thiil it will look perfectly ronsled. And the basting gravy is mostly glycerin, so thai the roast will shine for Ihe Technicolor camera. The Warner prop department has bought $1,1)00 worth of aluminum swords and pikeslaffs for use in battle scenes. The studio owns plenty of real swords, but the ones of that period arc so large and heavy that aclors would wear ihemselves out swinging them. This is no particular reflection on the stamina of movie warriors, becuuse they have to fight longer hours than did tho medieval Englishmen. A man with tin aluminum sword could have whipped the pants off an adversary who was literally heavily armed. Book a Day By Bruce Catton Personality Into History of United .Stales No matter how well il is done, academic history invariably lucks something. That something i.s the people themselves. Il is a rare Ireat, lliere- fore, to browse in such u book as Henry Beslon's "American Memory" (Fur- rar und Rinehnrt: $3.50) which puts the iharuetc'rs of the times on the stage in person. Mr. Beston tackled a prodigious task in this book. Beginning with Jamestown and the first American .settlements, he went buck for his materials to the diaries, the reports, the letters, the writings of the people them.'ielves. And he carried lhat plan throughout, ending with the spacious days of Theodore Roosevelt. The whole is a vastly interesting book, a resounding of the voices that were America—from John Smith und Willium Bradford to Hamlin Garland and John D. Rockefeller. Quite obviously, the task demanded the most searching editing; and Mr, Beston has supplied that. One scarcely knows how to review the book. Twenty-five chapters, broken into scores of separate, episodic accounts, euch from a different hand, leave you finally with a wealth of impressions. But the picture, fortunately, is saved by the author's series of skillful prefaces which open euch chapter and thereby link the whole of the story. So you talk with the backwoodsmen, the colonial housewife, the captive returning from Indian slavery, the Mississippi pilot, Collon Mather, the slalcs- men, the trappers, the Indian hunters and Stonewall Jackson's men. You emerge finally with George Santayana and the education of Henry Adams. And the vigor of the times is there to the test liue!-P. G- F- COTTON OWNERS E. 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