PAGfi TWO HOPE STAE, ARKANSAS Monday, December 20,1037 _ t -.'— -. -. - . .... -'. ..-»-»» Star Star of Hope 1839; Press, 1927. Colttohdflted January 18, 1929. Q Justice, Deliver Thy ffetttld From False Report! Published every week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., inc. (C. & Palmer ft Ale*. H. Washburn), at Hie Sttf buiiaihg, 212-214 South iralnut street, Hope, Arkansas, BIRTH OF A SONG HOW YA GONNA KEEP 1M DOWN ON TH§ FARM? By Jo* Voting (with Walter Donaldson and Sam Lewis) Prom ASCAP PlUt By Paul Carturti wrd Joseph R. Fliftslef ALEX. C. E. PALMER, President WASHBURN, Editor and Publisher (AP) —Means Associated Press )—Means I*ewspapw Enterprise Ass'n. Rate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per we«k Uc; per niohth 68c; one year $8,50, By mail, in Hempstead, Nevada. Hdiratd, Mitter and LaFsyette counties, $3.50 pet year; elsewhere $6.50. Member of Hie -Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to Q» us* i« republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise tWditttJ in this paper and also the local news published herein. on tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for v atl tributes, cards Of ihaila, resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial newspapers' hfcld 18 this policy in the news Columns to protect their readers Vom a delttge of spacc-.taking memorial's. The Star disclaims responsibility /br the sale-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. Theater Isn't Dead; It's Merely Stifled R EAD any theatrical magazine, talk to any actor or scan tho •columns of any dramatic critic, and you are pretty certain to learn that the theater is dead, as far as the "road" is rrvn- " cerned, Cities -that once supported two, three or four theater^ all winter long now have but one, and it is dark half the time. A few group theaters valiantly keep the dramatic torch alight in the hinterlands, but for the most part the citizen who lik«s tho • theater has to get by on pretty slim fare. . Theatrical 'men have plenty of reasons to offer for the • decline. They blame the movies, the automobiles, the radio, and so on : but somehow they never seem able to put the finder on the greatest culprits of all — themselves. ^ * * H ERE is -a case in point. Not long ago Helen Hayes brought her Broad-way sucsess, "Victoria Regina," to Cleveland. '. Now Cleveland is a spot where the decline of the theater has been extremely pronounced. Aside from a capable grout) - theater outfit, it supports just one "legitimate"' house, which starves its way through winter after winter. But Miss Hayes did a land-office business. She stayed a week and played to a packed house every night. The theater had to turn back thousands of dollars worth of orders for tickets. Never, not even in the premovie days, did any ' theatrical troupe do a better business. -'•: So the road, then, is not dead at all — as far as this par-, jVlicular actress and this particular play are concerned. It is ~ as lively and as lucrative as if radios, movies, autos and all .the other distractions had never been invented. Which compete one to wonder if the much talked-of cle- ~ .cline of the road is not the fault of the theatrical magnate? *• 'themselves. .-.« To be sure, actresses like Helen Hayes do not grow on .every bush; nor do plays like "Victoria Regina." But the • point is that a first-rate show with a first-rate star and a ~. first-rate cast will still do a good business in the provinces — -whenever New York sees fit to offer such fare. * * * - "THE plain truth is that the theater has played its cards very ' i stupidly. It has sent out "original New York casts" filled •with incompetents who never saw Brodway. It has sponsored • dull, hackneyed, unimaginative plays, unspeakably poor musical shows, and "revivals" of numbers ,that never were any •good in the .first place. It has inflicted' try-outs on the prov- ••inces without even bothering to make the performers learn .•their lines before accepting the public's good money. It could get away with that in the old days, because it had no competition, the citizen who wanted amusement had to ' take what was offered. Now he doesn't, If he slips into the ". movies or listens to the radio instead of going to the theater, • it's simply because he gets better amusement that way. ;• The road would revive quickly enough, if the theatrical world got back to first principles and gave the customer a decent run for his money. A New York East Side streel celebrated the jtaX Fourth of July; on on upper floor in one 6' me tenements there was another kind of colebralion— as Joe Younq was born. u In common with the history of other song writers, Joe Young as a lad, Ireauented the theatres ol his neighborhood —ana secured a job as card boy in a vaudeville house. In the lobby of an uptown theatre, young Joft Young saw some ipoftily dressed men, who, h« learned, were song writers. Hit ambition wai. cemented: "I want to bo like them," he said- Practicing lyric writing and keeping hit eyes open for a more recognized profession, Joe found a. happy combination of both. COTTON OWNERS E. C. Drown Cotton Company which flrtn hiw served tills community for thirty yews lins licen dirty Bonded to hmullc GOVERNMENT LOANS. Immediately upon reteint from you nt this office of (lie Warehouse receipts and samples, we will class the edtton and have check available Immediately. Information will l>e gladly fufti- IshPtl upon request. E. C. BROWN PHONE 240 The Best In Motor Oils Gold Srnl 100% Pcn« n qt, _ 25c The New Sterling Oil, qt. 30t Tol-E-Tex Oil Co. East 3rd, Itopt-CVptMi pay & Kite Nights found him engaged as a song plugger, making other song writers' songs popular. One memorable night, he tied with Irving Berlin for first prize by out-crying him. Just as he had established himself, the war came — (1) Too young for service, Joe sang for the soldiers at Yaphank. (2J Sheet sales before radio produced large checks—(3) the war ended HI and Joe mode a brilliant observation. In time. Young was elected to membership in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Then came one of those breaks, a lightly regarded song developed into a smash hit. The repertoire ol Young's work is enormous, but his reputation, based on his popular works, stamps him the father of the "Mammy" songs. Logs, Blocks and Bolts We arc hi Hie market for White Oak, Overrtip, Burr Oak, Red Oak and Swwt C.um I.iigs. ttoiind Swt'Pi (itim and Black Gum Blocks, Oak, Ash and Pliiu Bolts. For Prloos and Spcrlflratlons Apply to Hope Heading Company J'HONK 215 By Olive Roberts Barton Age Tempers Knowledge of Biology In the past week or two. I have been pressed by mothers, not about telling the truth of Santa Claus. hut something far more realistic—birth. Schools almost everywhere are Inking tho matter of revelation into their own luinrls, and teaching biology from the word "go." One mother is shocked because her 13-year-old daughter came home and told about a baby they had in a bottle. I suppose it was a foetus, or the embryonic stage of the unborn child. She did not seem to know. Another is worried .because her 7- year-old was in a class which witnessed a mother guinea pig give birth to her babies. This had been led up to, naturally, by talks on setls, eggs and the development of eggs inside the inside the body. It was all done care\fully and naturftlly.. butt,-yct, thr, fact remains lhat the children saw more than their molhers could countenance. The Pros and Cons I wish I were less of a mugwump than I am. I hit on a fence and whisk myself first to one side and then the other. I see where it is wise, and high tirpe too, to take the child by the hand and show him. or her. the strange marvels of reproduction. But then, too, I see stark realism shoving in where the angels like to go. I just wonder what the price will be some day when we learn to look at the flower only in terms of nitrogen and chemistry, or the human body only in terms of glands and functions. But I havent answered the question yet, of whether all this education meets with my approval br not, as the appeal is usually made in his way. <•, I wish that I.had n<4 as my voice is only one ancl doesn't mutter. But here's how I feel, if any- i ne wants to know. Educational methods are usually worked out to a degree of what approximates perfection. Not always, bu.s mostly. Experiment has to lx> tried and the best selected. If the .study of biology is now presented universally, for my letters come from various points of the compass, then most assuredly do I believe that the system has been tried and not found wanting. I don't like it and I do, for mothers Actresses Find "Stage Door" Open on Highway to Success -AU, HOME OWNKKS- We Invite Yiiur Inquiry T K H M I T R C 0 N T R O I, A( Reasonable Trices Home Service Co. Hope Hoy Allison, Mgr. Ark. HOLLYWOOD.—It's a striking coincidence that "Stage Door," which dealt would have signed for $75 a wei'k. Now she hns a contract at $300 and a with the lives and struggles of a lot of parl in "Vivacious Lady." young actresses looking for a break, has provided a break for five of the little-known girls who appeared in it. In her first two pictures, Ann Miller! was just n better-lhnn-nverago hoof-' er. In "Stage Door" she started out to. have been depending on some else be- | 0f course it wasn't all coincidence;; he the dancing partner of Miss Rogers Orville W. Erringer Slate Manager Hamilton Trust Fund Sponsored by Hamilton Depositor Corp. Denver, Colorado. sides themselves to take the burden. They waited too long. Now they have what they wanted and they are not quite prepared for it. Approach Subject Cautiously My idea is that the whole subject should be approached only with an eye on age, and the child's ability to understand and accept without bruising his sensibilities. We can start things as well as stop them. 'We can educate and at the same time kill something very essential ancl sweet. We are turning realistic with a vengeance, ancl in the future extreme realism will collect some kind of price. Things reduced to their formulas somehow toughen us. I still think that Copyright, 1937, M£A Service, Inc. Bv ELINORE COWAN STONE A Break For Lindy N OW that c ol. Charles A. Lindbergh is hack in this country, if only for a few days—how about giving the gentleman a break, and letting up on the everlasting prying that caused him to leave the country in the first place? He is a public figure and an object of legitimate interest, of course. But it does seem as if the nation would survive if it failed to know each day precisely what he had for breakfast, what he said to his wife when he left the house, whom he had lunch with, what he intends to do tomorrow and how he feels about aviation, the government, the next war or the price of pork chops. We might even be able to get by on a scant dozen photographs of the man. Lindbergh was hounded out of the country. Can we show that we have learned something and let him have a half-way measure of privacy, this time? t «. Reg. u. a p«t, oa By DK, MOBU1S P1SHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, *od of Hygela, the Health Magazine. Disease Known as Epilepsy Is Best Described as "Convulsive Disorder" This is the tenth in a series in which Dr. Fishbein discusses cause, effect and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. (No. 401) Epilepsy has been known to rnetli- teeth during the atlack. Frequently within three io five minutes there fol- J(jw.^ a period of exhaustion with uul recovery. Sometimes there may be a series of rapidly recurring convulsions. Attacks in thi.s condition may vary cine since very early times. Among from a slight loss of COHSCIOUMII.-.SS v the ancient Greeks and Romans it was known as the falling sickness. Epilepsy is much more rightly called a convulsive disorder. Its exact cause is not known. In the classic type tacks of convulsions. the most severe forms. In some m- stances the attack.-, may occur severa tunes a day. In other cases month.' may intervene between various at of convulsive seizure, there is a sudden loss of consciousness and sudden Moreover, in some ca.ses there may \x. rnenUil changes definitely iissocialet pitch forward or back with complete: with the physical reaction.-;, particular relaxation of the muscles and a failure . ly involving such symptoms ;j.s easy of the person to protect himself. fatigue, depression and sudden changes In about one-half of the cases the of mood person who is about to have an attack I In the cases of some persons wit! makes a sudden outcry. TXiring the i convulsive disorders who have- been attack the face becomes pale and the | famous, typical signs of the- idsorder hands whitened. For a moment or two were noted in the manner in which CAST OF" CIIAH.tCTRTIS M\I).V IIKXTO.V — Heroine, dnnuhlrr of a fnmoiiM Klii|S«-r. I'.U'T. IIAHKY.MOKK Tllli.Vr— Ili-rn. llylitK "tlnrcili-vfl." . M I It A \ I) A TKI--..NT — Itlirry- morr'x unuiilmotlicr; a "mruiiir woman." * * * YvKferdnyt Hnrrj-ninre fiikrn IJndii in his iiruiM. TlH-lr roiiiiuirc IIIIN IK-KIII. hut I.lmlll <'<nili! "Ml knuvr ho«' mion it wn» to In- U-sti-d. CHAPTER IV PXCEPT for the light bandage around Captain Trent's left wrist, everything at the breakfast table next morning seemed much as usual. That is until Barry took up the morning paper and opened it. In a moment he said so sharply that his grandmother looked up startled from her mail, "I warned him—the blithering idiot! Well, he's dosvn." "Just who is down — and where?" a.sked Mrs. Trent calmly. dren was rehearsing Christinas carols, their high young voices rising shrill and sweet on the frosty air— "Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel! Born is the King of Israel!" T INDA, waiting at the crossing for the traffic, did not realize that she was singing with them, softly but clearly, until a round- faced, dark little man who was standing beside her turned to smile at her, a gamin smile that crinkled his face absurdly. "Bravo!" He spoke to her with a faint twist of inflection that was not quite an accent. "Excuse me, Miss Benton, but that is a voice to pack 'em in the aisles." Linda frowned faintly. She did not remember ever having seen the man before. "Oh, no, you do not know me," he went on with his funny puckered smile. "But I heard you sing once before, It was in a hotel in I New York — for charity. . . and I lowered her voice. "Old Rust. And the devil of it , nave never forgotten you. Such there may be a stopping ol the breath- they flew into violent ruge.s jl the sulky. ing. Then the skin resumes its normal ulighest cause, became an color. i disagreeable or suspicious. [ As thtattacks go on from year to year • During this Stage the affected mdi-, !hefe may kc gr;idua i f j e teriorati is that no one seems to know just where." Barry was reading on rapidly. "The pilot of the big plane carrying the supplies lost him in the fog and turned back . . , Last radio signals from somewhere over Nicaragua early this morning. ... I told him that if hf cracked in that jungle h<j had a- rnuth chance of being picked up as a needle in a haystack. But he wouldn't listen to me." "And when," asked his grandmother dryly, "have you begun listening to good advice?" Hut Ban-y was reading on, his laughing rnouth a straight line. ... He was serious enough now, Linda thoight. When oK Miranda rose from the table, she said, "Those parcels must really get off this morning, Miss Benton. Take George and the car. I >hall not need you until after lunch. And no doubt you have some errands of your own to do" Barry did not follow them from the dining room. He hardly :,ec.-riied lo know that they were going. Linda did have some errands of her and it. was an ideal day freshness — such purity — such power — and you standing there so straight and young, like something out of a story book ... It was the kind of singing one dpes not forget." Linda remembered now. That was the one occasion when her aunt had allowed her to sing before a public audience, The little man was so wistful and friendly standing there that she smiled back at him. After all, it was Christmas week. "Thank you," she said. "When you love to sing, it is nice to know that someone has liked to listen — and remembers. You were kind to tell me." Linda made her purchases at the town's litlly gilt shop— the knitting bag for Mrs. Trent, some trifles for the servants, and a book for Barry. She was paying for the book when two elderly women advanced upon her. She recognized one of them as Miss Lydia Chat- tarn who came to see old Miranda sometimes — always bursting with news . . . Miss Lydia was a plump, pasty woman, with a nose that always looked cold, and pale r~\NE of a gtoup of smart looking younger H'omen gathered at the book table Earned to stare at Linda. As Linfla picked up her bundles, she her.i-d the woman ask in a careless, thr.mly drawl, "And who might 1he little dresden shepherdess be?" "His grandmother 1 !; maid, I suppose," said her companion negligently. "Did you see ;'er blush? Well, Barry always ti.d have a way with the lower class ... By the way, Rita, did you know Barry was to be here?" "Naturally," murmured the ono called "Rita." S5e was tall and lithe, with a warmth of copper- colored hair, a full red mouth in pale, too-narrow face, and leavily lashed sultry eyes which wept Linda covertly from head o foot. I wondered why you got home ahead of schedule," said the other, and laughed significantly. Linda fled with burning cheeks So Barry had a way with he lower classes! At lunch that day Mrs. Trent observed, her eyes trailing cur- ously over her grandson's face, 'I hear that Rita Blan«hard's back." Our dear Miss Lydia is still faithful, I see," said Barry smoothly. "And where had Rita been?" "Here and there. No grass has grown under her feet, I do assure you, ' ' •"•" "" for Christmas shopping—clear and vidual may bite the tongue of a carrnping of the muscles of the jaw. Fart of the body may f*iJ to have complete relaxation so th»t there may be rigidity on one side and spasm on the Other. • Violent jerking ol the body is sometimes rhythmical. Action of the mus- c!«s of the throat m»y cause the per- j,on to cough or grunt or grind the there are many instances in which tho convulsive disorder has been ;j.ssotii>t- ed with behavior problems of a serious character. and i c(J ld vith a crisp fall of snow that V'.'i«J,»«»i.4««-~»*J- ... made daz/iJng arabesques of the over-arching trees along the avenue, and crunched delightfully under foot. Everywhere people were going about their errands with shining iitcc.,. Already some of the doors Nevada is Ihe only slate in the union j and windows showed holiday lhat does not contain a stretlcjf line. 1 V/rt-Uthfi, lit th* church littXt U/ NEXT: Treatment of epilepsy. eyes. just a minute, Miss Ben- skprp *'Ah ton," she began now. "I hear that Captain Trent is at home for the holidays." "Why, yes," LJjida answered "He came last week." "Isn't that just like Miranda Trent?" Miss Chattam turned to her companion. "Keeping him to UerseU all this while, i heard the 1 don't want to bt'little n swell job of casting. Nevertheless "Singe Door" seems lo have clone more for more- people than jiny other picture made here since the screen found its voice. Lucille Ball had been around Hollywood four years. Just around. Worked in 20 pictures, but in small purls. Everybody liked her; everybody said that Ball girl was sure to BO places, and that opportunity would be along any time now. These reassurances didn't make her happy, for she was ambitious. A fairly incniy comedy role in "That Girl From Paris" looked like her first real chance, but the picture didn't at- tracl much attention. Then came her portrayal of the wise-cracking chorus girl in "SUige Door." Miss Ball was called into Ihe front office and saw her contract torn up. Then they handed her a new one. with an imposing increase in salary. Her next picture on the road to stardom is "Broadway After Midnight." liaised the Ante Phyllis Kennedy is an ex-chorus girl who three years ago suffered a broken back. Even after regaining her health, the going was lough unlil Ginger Rogers got her a place in the RYO Lillle Theater where players are trained (and where Ginger's mother, Mrs. Lela Rogers, i.s the coach). i Miss Kennedy did well in a farce,' and Mrs. Rogers urged Director Greg- , nry La Cavn to test her for the comedy part of the boarding-house slavey in "Stage Door." At that time Miss Kennedy gladly childhood ha.s iLs right to lake ceruiri things for granted without too many details; just enough to guide and help it. We certainly necled a light and now we an- getting it But will biology, made an experiment of school rooms, fill the bill'.' No one in our generation will know. 1 am nut here to answrr. Book a Day By Bruce Catton Homely Sidelights of Colonial Living. since her divorce was granted." Barry's eyes danced wickedly over his grandmother's face; and Linda sensed undercurrents that she did not understand. She began to understand later in the (lay when she found old Miranda at the telephone. Of course, my dear Rita," she was saying, "I will tell the captain you called. . . Ah, you must mean Miss Benton. . . Indeed? But she has been with me for some time . . . Yes, very charm- not? We _ _ I—" the ofd lady's face broke into what in any one else would have been a grin of gamin malice—"find it very pleasant to have such youth and freshness about the house." Rita Blanchard, Linda reflected, must be at least 30. But what, she thought, has Mrs. Trent against this Mrs. BVanchard that she's ready to use even me as » weapon against her? 9 (To Be Continued) ing to look at, is she both—the captain and A ImniL'ly and immensely interesting sidelight on early American history is lo Liu found in William Chauncy Langi don's book, "Everyday Things in I American Life" (Scribner's: $3). i Here is a book which i-s not con- I'cmed so much with what |x.'u|j!e did us with how they did it and what they did it with. What sort of cooking utensils did our early New England forebears use, for instance'.' What sort of plates did the pre-Hevolutionary Americans eat from; how did they heat their houses; what sort of chairs and tables did they have; where did they gel their glassware and what was it like; how long did it take them to progress from the rude huts of the first steelers to the stately mansions which (where they survey are so prized today? It is such questions as these that Mr. i.aagdon undertakes to answer, and he does it in chatty, informative style, including a considerable number of line drawings to illustrate his remarks, and giving one an understanding of colonial life which is invaluable. Colonial life, as Mr. Lungdon presents it, was not crude. Ptople had to get along on less than we have now- clays. but they made the most of what they hud. Their life had .simplicity, but it was not barren; there was a symphony orchestra in Bethlehem, Pa,, for instance, long before the revolution, and the fine architecture, furniture and glassware of early Virginia and Pennsylvania reflect u life of genuine charm and cultlure. All in all, "Everyday Things in American Life" is u fine book. It is to be followed by sequels which will carry the story down to the present duy, and I suggest thut they will be worth wailing fur. But most of the dancing was cut out' : of the picture, and it then was reali/ed '; that the Miller kid could net. So they let her do that. Next came a straight part in "Having Wonderful Time." And now she has been named as feminine load in j "Radio City Revels." Nice going. Stock Went Up Remember Eve Arclen, the girl with j the cat? That was a small role in Stage Door," but she made it so outstanding that n much bigger one was waiting for her in "Having Wonderful Time." She had hud varied experience in stock companies, but not much Kick in Hollywood. "Stage Door" also opened the way from disfavor to triumph for Andrea j Leeds. She had refused an assignment as the gold-digger in "Woman Chases Man." Didn't think it suited her. Samuel Goldwyn suspended lnv forthwith and she was languishing in idleness when KKO asked her to come over tmd be a tragic, idle actress in their picture. Miss Leeds' portrayal set the critics to burbling. Also it melted the resolute and autocratic Mr. Goldwyn, who sent word that Andrea had better hurry right back because he was saving the feminine lead for her in the sniper - hyper - .stupendous "Goldwyn Follies," ' "And there you have five success stories from a single picture. 13ul it due.sn't complete the coincidence because we've still got Ginger Rogers und Katharine Hepburn. There were a lot of people who doubted that Miss Rogers could act. , Oh, well enough, of course, if bol- ' s.-tered by her dancing and Ihe pres- ' encc of Fiecl Astairc. But scarcely j anybody dreamed thai she could net j like that! She came out of "Stage | Door" an emancipated personality. It i.s my own belief that Mi.s.s Hi'p- burn profiled more than anybody else j from the peture. It i.s no secret that her popularity had slumped dangerously. "Stage Door" must have reassured a great many movie-goers that Miss Hepburn is a human being and a grand aelro.ss. 1, fur HIM-, am willing to forget even "Mary of Scotland." INSURE NOW With ROY ANDERSON and Company Fire, Tornado, Accident Insurance FREE! Your Full Name OH— Sheaffcr or L. E. Waterman Fonn- tnin Pens and Pencils. JMrnd from $2.5C to $15.00 Also Leather Goods'. JOHN S. GIBSON Drug Company The Kexal! Slore I'linnc C3 Delivery Have your winter Suit dry cleaned in our i modern plant—pressed by experts —delivered promptly. 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