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?AGE TWO HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Wednesday, December 22,193? Hope H Star Star of Hope 1839; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 1929. 0 Justice, Deliver Thy Herald From False Report! Published every week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. (C. S. Palmer & Alex. H. Washburn), at The Star building, 212-214 South .Walnut street, Hope, Arkansas. C. E. PALMER, President ALEX. H. WASWBURN, Editor nrtd Publisher (AP) —Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Subscription Itate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per week 15cj per "month 65c; one year $6.50. By mail, in Hempstead. Nevadn. Howard, Miller, and LaFayette counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere $6.50. Member of The Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it o not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein Charges on Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for ail tributes, card of thanks, resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercia newspapers hold to this policy in the news V-oliimns to protect their reader irom a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility for the sale-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. Where Things Get Completely Out of Control How tc Determine Your City's Assets A GROUP of researchers from Teachers' Colle.ure of Columbi; /* University put 309 American cities under the rnimxscop • recently to learn what it is that makes the difference between a good and a bad city. Cities have characters, .fust like people. There are busy prosperous cities that nobody likes because thev are so ob viously on the make; there are down-at-the-heel places which somehow manage to be friendly and appealing; there are in between towns that don't look like much at first glance bin that are nice when you get to know them. What is that elusive something that sets such cities apart ? The Columbia savants wanted to know; so they begin a complicated but eminently sensible examination to discover whal it is that a good city has which a bad city has not. . When they got through they announced that it is the character of a city's inhabitants, rather than the city' •economic advantages, that makes for civic "goodness''; ant; s- -before you say that you knew that in the first place, look how thev used to figure it out. * ' * * I N studying a given city, the university investigators asked questions like these: What are the general and infant death rates? How much •money, per capita, is spent on libraries, on education, on recreation? How common is extreme poverty? What percentage of the people own their own homes? What percentage own automobiles? How many doctors, nurses and teachers are there, in proportion to the population? What are the per bapita expenditures for highways, for liorht, for sanitation, for police, fire and health departments? What is the homicide rate? How much unemployment was there in the census year of 1930? What is the average income of the citizens? Answer all of those questions—and a lot more along similar lines—and you get a pretty fair picture of a citv. Furthermore, you get a picture which is flot necessarily the same as the one you would get simply by adding up the city's tangible, visible assets—its transportation facilities, its industries, its natural resources and so on. * * * W HICH leads one, then, to the conclusion that there are civic assets and civic assets. The man who insists on putting through a program for decent municipal playgrounds, for instance, may be doing more for his'town than the go- getter who brings in a new factory. A good public library may be worth more than a new railroad terminal. A first-rate superintendent, or health commissioner, or police chief, can be a civic asset of incalculable value. Those things are obvious, to be sure—so obvious we usually fail to think about them. We try to assess a city's advantages in terms of dollars and cents and it just can't be done. For a city, after all, is a place where people live; and this infinitely complex network of things which determine whether their lives shall be pleasant or not can't be expressed in a financial statement. 1956 AMV YEAR— a By Bruce Cation Tnll Tnlcs—About Prmliftlims IVopIc 1 . Carl Carmer continues to delve industriously into the by-ways of American life; and l.e emerges, this time, with a hook culled "The Hurricane's Children" (Fnrrnr & Rinelmrt: $2), which is u bretzy and interesting eoin- ' pilation of the- folk-tales, myths and i tall yarns of the American people. There is a queer thing about American myths, says Mr, Carmer. Most people build thoir folk-lore around | "the little people"-fairies, gnomes, j lives, and such-like. Americans go I to the other extreme; their mythical ] heroes are typified by Paul Bunyan. They are giants, men who can do the impossible; prodigious eaters and fighters and workers and, occasionally, extraordinary liars. ; -So here are some of these stories: fUiries about Mike Fink, the legendary Mississippi river flatboatmun; about Fceos Bill, the greatesl of all ci wboys; about Kemp Morgan, boss of the oil drillers; about John Henry and Ji.hnny Apple.seed and that fabulous product of New Orleans, Annie ! Christmas. | Then, there are some Paul Bunyan .'tunes. 1 especially liked the one about (he time Paul hitched Babe the ' Blue O.x to one end of a crooked log- 1 gins mad, lo straighten it. Babe ' heaved, the road came straight, and . was so much shorter that Paul had fiD miles of road left over—which he smoothed up. polished, and presented to Minneapolis for a boulevard. 1 Some of the finest flowerings of American oratory are reprinted here, luo, "Change (he Name of Arkansas" igieatly expurgated!; the famous tl i-ceh about "The Petrified Forest | if Ariximy." and the priceless "Fourth i-f July in North Dakota" oration. PLAPPER FANNY — ® •» NU 9tB»ICt, INS. t. M. MO. U. B. Mt. < By Sylvia "It's ;< deal, mister. I'll call the lady of llie home il you promise not to sell her iinv hairbrushes." By Olive Roberts Barton Children's Influence Can Reform Home Evils Letters from young people invarinb- y interest me. In them I see the re- ults of home conditions and unhappy nvironment. But another item sel- 'am escapes me, and this is the ability f youth to analyze its own cases and nconsciously reveal a certain self pity. Says one young woman, "I wouldn't narry the best man on earth, after eeing how m y father treats my mother. I have been repeatedly warned by my mother that if I married 1 would be a fool." And then she proceeds to say that her mother was too hard on her, and had planted a fear of men in her heart. Similar troubled letters come to me. One young girl admits she was spoiled. To even things up, her mother has now resorted to harsh measures. It is. of course, the old story of why girls leave home. And why they IK-come introspective and unhappy. Yet I believe there i.s something lo be said about younK people themselves, and their share in their own unhuppiness. I'atfciirc With Parents If they could learn to live with what they have, it might help in a measure. If a parent is too unreasonable to understand the natural urges and cravings of these young people, the way is not to antagonize that mother or father, but to conform to a great extent, for in so doing, things are more likely to smooth out than by using open defiance. If young people are better versed in behavior than their parents', and many are today, it seems that they are in a position to educate the too strict father or the determined mother. Not by Limiting Auto Speeds THE chief trouble with automobile traffic these days is that 1 the automotive engineer has gone too far ahead of the highway engineer—to say nothing; of the average driver. So says J. M. Gentry, Oklahoma state safety commissioner, in a plea for a national agreement among auto manufacturers to limit car speed to 70 miles an hour. As things stand, Mr. Gentry points out, the average auto will go much faster than the average road can safely accommodate it, and also much faster than the average driver can safely guide it. A speed much above 60 miles an hour should be entrusted only to highly Qualified motorists and confined to specially designed and built roads. Whether such an agreement as he suggests can ever be obtained i.s, perhaps, doubtful. But his proposal does touch on one of the most important aspects of the highway safety problem. T. M. Reg. U. a P»L OB By DK, MORUIS F1SHBEIN editor, Jonrnal of the American Medical Association, and of Hygeta, the Health Magazine. Neuralgia Easily Relieved But Pain Is a Warning Signal to Be Observed This is the twelfth and last in a series in which Dr. Morris Fishheln discussed cause, effect and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. No. 4031 When a peripheral nerve (one that passes toward the outer portions of the body away from the spinal cord; becomes inflamed, there ia likely to be pain and interference with its function. Some forms of neuritis or neuralgia are almost unbearable, especially those which affect the nervts of the face. In a typical facial neuralgia. the characteristic pain is stabbing, along the course ol one of the chief nerves which has three brunches spreading over the face from a center near the car. The nerve may be so sensitive that any cold current of ^ir blowing on the face, or the ordinary movements of the face and jaws may cause the sudden stabbing pain. When the eighth nerve, which controls the sense of hearing, is a/fected, there may be disturbances of the seri.se j of hearing and of balance, with sud- ' den sensations of d«w>«ss and «o«m.- tiraes nausea and vomiting. [ If the in/laiom^ticw affects the; nerves that control the sense, of taste, i there may be disorder of this sensation, • sometimes pains in the throat, or at the base of the tongue when eating, chewing, swallowing or talking. In many of these conditions the place where the pain is felt may appear ab- :.o!utely normal. Nowadays a neuralgia or neuritis may Us relieved in many different ways. The physician can prescribe one >,t several hundred diferent pre- [.aratiwi.s which haw.- the power to lessen the sense of pain. in the case of the fifth or trigeminal nerve- of the face partic'iUi ly. it is pos; siblt- to inject alcohol or other solu- ' lions directly into the nerve and block the possibility of sensation pu-vsing 1 along it. I New surgical operation.', have- been i developed whereby to open the tissues and di.v*ct out the chief cell.-, known as ganglion cell.s. from which the noivo I an.-.es. The operation is difficult and i of course the function of tin; i.c.-rve I may be lost after such an operation. \ hut the pain in the worst cases is so [ .'.evert that the operation tf'-i'j be a | lesser trouble. In every cii.se of persistent pain, the importance fjf a prompt a/id accurate diagnosis cannot be over-estimated. Pain is a warning signal. The intelligent man will heed the warning. NEXT: Tlur first of five articles oa Nervous Breakdown. By ELINORE COWAN STONE CopynVht, (93/, NCA Service, Inc. CAST OP CHARACTERS I.IXIJA JII2.\TON — H i- r <> I n C, daughter of :i famous Kinder. CAI'T, ItAllH V >K)ltR TIIKXT— Hern, llylne "iliin-di-vll." .11 I It A \ I) A TIlK.VT— llnrry- mri-v'N i;iaiulmi>(liiT! a "strong ivomiin." * a * Ye«rerdiiy! Hurry siskx I.Inda If Nlio "\vonld" mnrry him. I.ntiT, Harry rumen liomi* Unit niurht, (rfisr, drawn. Old .Wlrnridn IN tror- rhMl too, I'imln nimiU-rx llie iiic- ture, CHAPTER VI POR what seemed an eternity to L'nda, old Miranda and her grandson faced each other in silence, the old lady's hands very tight on the handle of her cane. "When?" demanded Miranda Trent at last. "Probably not until early day after tomorrow . . . An extra few hours of preparation may add more to my chances of getting them out alive than the delay can possible add to their immediate danger." After a pause in which she seemed to think this over, old Miranda nodded and asked, "You're trying it alone then?" "It seer.".; test." Barry was Etr.-.-.ding tc.for-i tas fireplace, hfi'iung a cis^ict, his slim, A .:'.he figuie drooping with weui ine.-.s. ''I've got to carry extra fuel in case I—have to be out longer than I hope. Not to speak of emergency supplies." "Your plans are all made, I suppose?" '•Been at it all afternoon. It took a little time to get the official okay," * * * QUDDENLY Linda broke through the icy sheath of horror that | had been closing in about her since .she began to understand, and cried out, "Barry! You're not going—-down there—alone in that jungle? . . . Oh, no! . . . You said, yourself, it was hopeless." She knew from their faces how childish her outcry sounded in the contained stillness of that room. They turned to look at her— Barry, detached, almost grirn in his weariness; old Miranda, rigid with incredulous annoyance. "My dear Miss Benton," she said, her clear old voice like a trickle of icy water, "I think you forget yourself. . • , Now," her manner dismissed Linda as completely as if she had not been there, "what can I do to be of the icnost help, Barry?" "Just have Jefferson stir me up something hot, and then shovel me into bed, Duchess—" Barry's smile held a glimmer of his usual carefree self—"and stop hopping on Titunia for not wanting me to full among boa constrictors and crocodiles. I think it's mighty sweet or her . . . Gosh!" he yawned and stretched. "I'm too dog-tired i.nd hungry to care, myself." * * » "DOOR little Titania!" Barry took Linda into his anna as the indomitable tap of Mrs. Trent's cane faded into the distance. "It's a tough world for gossamer wings, isn't it? Now this ties it! We tell grandmother —tomorrow—about us." "No!" cried Linda into hi .•; shoulder, "No!" "Just after lunch," Barry went on, kissing the top of her brisht head. "The Duchess is alway:; at her brightest and best than—a Lit drowsy, and more incline.1 ti •. ' ••./ the weaknesses of the rec'. c^ ;';•; world with tolerance." "Not mine. She thinku I'.n ju.t an — an invertebrate \vo:-.n . , . But, Barry, how cun who .;.:i :_t you go off that way—as ii' i. ./.ic nothing?" Barry laughed. "It's a sort of inherited gift," he said "3:l:c second sight, or having red hiiir. The Trent women—• even '.he:;:: v/ho have r.u;med int^ the family—have been 1he wive:; and daughters and mothers of soldiers for so long, that the later generations have all been born with cartridge clips in their mouths instead of silver spoons , , , And grandmother was born a Trent. She married her second cousin." When Linda laughed a little unsteadily, Barry patted her shoulder and said, "That's a good girl! Now wipe your nose before the Duchc-ss comes back." Linda said, clinging lo his coat collar, still between sobs and laughter, "Imagine your grandmother having anyone tell her to wipe her nose! . . . But then, I don't suppose the Trent women ever have to wipe their noses." "Oh—I must have forgotten to mention it—" Barry continued to pat her shoulder and laugh down into her flushed, tear-stained face .—"the Trent women are all born with patent nosewipers." ''And automatic refrigeration, too," Linda choked. "I think all of you Trents are born that way. "She is a grand old girl," approved Barry. "But we can't all be alike, and you're rather an artist in your own particular line. Stick to It. I like it." * * * A S the wheels of Jefferson's tea- wagon sounded on the polished floor of the hall outside, he kissed :!< r .swiftly, and whispered, "Tomorrow — after lunch." Then drawing her arm through his, he iiJ her, with his knees shaking ji mock terror, in ludicrous pan- 'ujinime of a wedding procession toward hi.-; grandmother's favorite chair. \Vhen old Miranda came in, ; t.'.cy were both laughing. | "Upon my word, Barry, yovi | look rc-lcc! .ilready!" she .said ap- P:YA ingly, and added with the i <;rc'.ci AW unbending that often fol- lo'.vcd one of her vitriolic otit- iHurt.', "Whnt have' you done to him. f.Ii.':; Bt.nlon? . . . And what arc yo : two Kii'ghins about'.'" '•T'lania," raid riarry, blandly ••;-iCiiii.{j for tiie laigest sandwich :i ti . 'ruy, "was just telling me the j.iOil amazinr; .story about—er —a family of her acquaintance. ''";:,.., v?- /e born, she insists, fully 'f-'-'i-i '.I with automatic nose v/ip-.;-:i ,md cUr.-I'-Jc refrigeration. |. . , Oi.!y .she lound the-m rather ' LM.-.-y.v.p;. i'jetit und lackini; in thu "Indeed," it- d the old i.Kl.v. "you c;,:! t li.'ll r.-.- Miss • •:•;• Mr ever talked any <• "•)) nonsense:' 1 And i wondjred ..;.., Ihcy laughed ...Jain. Altogether it v/as a very gay lit- i tie supper party—on the surface , at least—With Harry -Jternately i teasing and paying the mast extravagant compliments to both of them indiscriminately. Old Mirandu professed herself to be inordinately hungry, and ate so many sandwiches that Linda, who hud seen her groaning in one of her attacks of indigestion, was alarmed; und Linda convulsed them both hy singing and acting j out a droll little French song, in which .she imitated a quarrel between I'.vo wooden manikins over the atun'ions of a window dresser. There were practically no long silences, ami if one did by ch-incu threaten, everyu.ie promptly began to talk at once. It is true ''.'at after the party had broken up, Jell'eioon .showed Cicely a neat pile of barely nibbled sandwiches on the lower tray of the tea-wagon opposite Miss Linda's chair; and that Linda returning to the drawing room after hours of sleepless tossing for a book she wanted, saw through the open door old Miranda, sitting by the dying fire, her fingers stroking the .sleeve of Barry's overcoat, which lay across her lap. Lindft stole av/av without her book. (To Be Continued) tryinjj to st'll them or show thi-ni their mistakes, for this would be ntlding fuel to the fire, but by showing a willingness ID co-opernlo mul working from there. Once the parent gets the idea that he c,r she coimls with the boy or girl, as well as :i belief in llie good judgment of their offspring, some good is iure to L'ome of it. Home will be happier in the first place, when these younK people stop complaining, be'- ciuisc many a rift hetween mother and father i.s caused hy friction uriginntini; with the children themselves. Once I saw a ;lrl. sent to a welfare home hy the co;| (, come hack, after two years of character (raining and home economics, and revamp her whole unhappy family. She -saw what the trouble had been and took her courage in her hands to make everybody happier and kinder. ! Unselfish Service Sho forgot about herself and dedicated her life to bettering the homo of her brothers and sisters. Her mother and father, almost without knowing it, became reasonable and less exacting. This girl married first, of all the family, not because she was bent on escape, but because she had proved how fine she was, and young men ore alert to quality more often than we admit. Many, many times it is hopeless to change the shrewish or narrow mother, and the know-it-all father. But escape, even at this, is not the real answer. It may be condoned and even approved, but il leaves the wanderer without a home, and this is bad. I am certain that many times the unhappy girl will bo doing a wiser thing by .slicking and lending her strength and wisdom to the uplift of her home life. Four Families in Movie Whirl Accept Their Lot Serenely HOLLYWOOD. -The most casual oh- ; Mostly ho just walks arouni servers of motion picture celebrities : looking important and telling wile and their work are the members of | tales lo distinguished tourists, four families who live on Ihe 20lh Cen-| With a perfectly straight face 111. tury-Fox lot. To them, stars arc mere 1 Tciisc Situation ! Teacher: The sentence, "My father 1 had money," i.s in ihv past tense. Now Mary, what tense would you be using if your iaid, "My father has nlciiiey'.'" M:uy: Pretense. Made Ovcrniehl fur; Ra.stus: Ah tell ya Ah mad' I line las' niyhl. i Sambo: How's dal? | Kastus: Ah went to bed feeling like ''i rents and woke up fueling like a million, of a nuisance than ,-i thrill. And millions of dollars' worth of glamor and tinseled make-believe all aro.und them are to these people just so much dust and noise. Hugh Conlon. assistant fire chief, has lived on tho lot mere than 10 years with his wife. Blanche, and their son, Hugh, Jr., now 18. They came from Tucson, Ari/.. when Conlon was hired to organize n fire department on whal no wis the laryesl movie lol--22r> acres. Hugh. Jr., may become a fireman, but he certainly doesn't intend to become 1 an actor. 'For a few years the Conlons lived in the fire station, but they now occupy one of the four five-roof cottages patcrnalistically provided by the studio. There is no rent to pay; utilities are free; scores of plumbers, eleclricians i.nd carpenters are handy if any little captain identifies extras and hit play ers as Greta Garbo. W. C. Fields, Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert and Charlii McCarthy. Strat-sner's sons are working in tin .'•tudio. but not as actors. One is in the labor KanK. the other is a nurseryman The studio i.s a wood place to rea, children because it is wnllecl in and i: I'.uarded by 100 policemen. Has its owi school and leaching staff, loo. Th residents never are bothered by house to-house cnnvussers. and bill collector. are turned away at the main gate. Tw» Knmilics KeiHlinj? A .strange thing about this four family group is that they have IK community social life. The captain: MuelhaiLsen and Strassner and thcii families used to live together, bu there was a rift of some sort am they've been feuding for three years The Conlons aren't at outs with thcii neighbors, but they seem to prefer their own company. Dr. Seyfarth am his wife stick pretty c'lose to the hospital. For all the attention the families pay each other, they might all be liv- ins in different cities, Indeed, they practically do. Tin Conlon's bungalow faces the New York street. Just around Ihe corner is the French street. The Strassnen live near the entrance to thus street, Not far away, the Muelhausens' bun- thing goes wrong. Studio gardeners tend their flowers and cut their lawns. Police Chief, Physician Other residents of the lot are Capt. John Muelhausen, studio chief of police, und his wife. He's 65 now, weighs 23G pounds and is almost as active as when he was sheriff at Cripple Creek. Colo. There's not much excitomenl for him thc-no days, bul Mrs. Muel- lu'usen i.s glad of it. Near the studio hospital is a third collage, this one occupied by Dr. and i Balow stands at the edge of one of the Mrs. C. A. Selfarth. He's resident j targe sels used for "In Old Chicago." physician and since most of Ihe set i —»•«•building und other heavy work is done- Hot <;li his Trail He knocked on the boss' private office and asked to have a few minutes of hi.s time lo discuss the matter of a raise, "Mr. Berry," he said boldly, "1 want more money. I tell you frankly that (here are several other companies after me." "Just whal other companies are after you?" asked Mr. Berry. "Well, sir. that's a personal question and 1 don't think that 1 should ho forced to answer at this time," fter acting hours, the doctor fre- (iuent)y has to attend lo injured men at night. In the fourth collage live Capt. Jules A. Strassner, former German navy officer and merchanl mariner, and his two sons, Jules, Jr., 18, and Frederick, 16. Tall, thin, and always topped by a yachting cap, he's the best-known individual on the entire lot. His job is guiding visitors, especially foreign visitors, around the sets and stages. The captain says he speaks 27 languages. Anyway he .speaks a lot of them because he came to Los Angeles during the 19,'i2 Olympic Games us in interpreter, A Fox executive hired Ktrassner because he could say "yes" in any ton- Lifted Waistline in Dress led to Slenderize BY CAROL DAY HpIIE woman who would look inches slimmer will find this dress meets her needs. Pattern (1106 softly drapes the long yoke at the neck for a gracious accent and 'lifts the waistline for a smooth midriff. The straight, pencil slim skirt and full sleeves emphasize the long, slim lines. Larger woman who want a dress for bridge luncheons and informal dinners will find this an excellent choice. For a dress that you will enjoy all through the spring, choose a thin wool or a heavy silk crepe and add a yoke of satin in light tone for Mattering contrast. Use this dress as a basic style, letting jewelry and accessory touches give it the occasional character change. Pattern 8106 is designed for sixes 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 and 52. Size 38 requires 2 3-4 yards of 54 inch material and 3-8 yard of 35 or 39 inch material for contrast. The new WINTER PATTERN BOOK is ready for you now. It has 32 pages of attractive designs for every size and every occasion. Photographs show d; esses made from these patterns being worn; a feature you will enjoy. Let the charming designs in this new book help you in your sewing. One pattern and the new Winter Pattern Book—25 cents. Winter Book alone—15 cents. For a PATTERN of thfe attractive model send 15c in COIN your NAME, ADDRESS, STYLE .NUMBER and SIZE to TODAY'S PATTERN BUREAU, 11 STERLING PLACE, BROOK- "Thai's all right son. you go aheac and give me their mimes and 1 will sec what I can do for you." "Well, if you must know, Mr. Berry the other companies are the Gas Company, the Light Company, the Water Company, and the Aulonmbile Financ( Company." 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