Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 28, 1937 · Page 6
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Hope, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, December 2,8, 193?~ BIRTH OF A SONG WAIT TILL THE SUN SHIN6S. NELLI6 • By Harry Von T-lier and Andrew 8. Sterling from ASCAP Filei By Paul Csrrufh and Jes«ph ft Plaster By HARRY GRAYSON Sports Editor, .VEA Service i VAN METER, Ii—Van Meter and' Adel, just a mashie shot to the north. here in the com and hog country, have a combined population of 1400, but boast more truly great athletic heroes per capita than any other district in the United States. j Van Meter is the home of the justly celebrated Robert William Andrew Feller, strikeout wonder of the Amor-1 Jcah league. j , Adel turned out Nile Kinnick. phe-| nomcnal sophomore quarterback who gained more recognition on "All" teams throughout the nation than any Othe. Iowa player since tho Aubrey! Devine era. | While the good people of Van Meter | want it distinctly understood that Adel can't get away with claiming, Feller on the ground that it is ttte seat! of Dallas county, they point to Kinnick! with pardonable pride and relate howj he played on the same American Legion baseball team with Bullet Bob for two years. { Both boys are 19. Both are all-' round athletes. Kinnick is a catcher,! and if he backstops as well as he plays | football, he'd solve the Cleveland catching situation. i This central Iowa country is as flat' as a billiard table, but there's nothing flat about the meetings around the pot-bellied stoves of the hard-! ware and produce stores and oil sta-J lions of Van Meter arid Adel these i wintery evenings. Here you hear of what Feller is going to do to the Yankees next reason, and what Kinnick would do to Minnesota and the rest if given a half way decent supporting cast. Feller Expects to Weigh 198 Feller is spending the holidays with j his grandparents, and enjoying every- I thing that gees with them. He has been doing a lot of hunting. Bullet Bob says that his million- dollar arm feels as good as ever. In the last month of the season he demonstrated that the trouble that kept him on the sidelines until July had i totally disappeared. j Feller got rid of his tonsils several! weeks ago, and explains that he has since had more pepper. H ARRY VON TILZER, born in Detroit, began 0 career that has stretched into lorty years as a songwriter, when he ran away from a> th«> aa« of fourteen to ioirt a r.'irc.nt. At sixteen, he had become a seasoned trouper in a stock company, t-.ot only playing juveniles, but singing and composing songs. Lottie Gilson, comiii opera star, encouraged him to go to New York — to he Jeff — at groom to a trainload of horses. He lelf Mi load of dobbin* with a dollar and iixry.fiv« cenH coin — but he was in Now YorL Sfi flOWlS- IHf ^ The meeca of theatre fatenf (n America in fhose days was Tony Pastor's, and Harry made I (or the famous music hall, where he began his ; career as a professional songwriter. Von Tilzer always turned a ready ear to a snappy phrase, and from many overheard con- versatipps came the titles and themes of his songs. He originated the phrase "Tin Pan Alley." His first song hit, "My Old New Hampshire Home," sold more than two million copies, bul all Harry got was fifteen dollars, five on delivery and me balance on approval* We, the Women By Ruth Millctt Pest Still Pest Though Explained by Science Science has hrounht forth n new and entirely scientific reason why back scat drivers are posts. Koscarchei-K report that it takes ten times the intensity of speech for tho driver of a moving automobile to an swcr back-seat advice that it takes to give. Now that scii-nt ists have studied our best known variety of pest, |jer- haps they will go more extensive into the human pcs field. They might give, us scientific.-, instead of purely per- rcasons, of our for sonal some Uuth Millctt posts: Why mothers-in-law lands so— Why we are Ixircd by take bridge -seriously—by lon't Why we fool so rosontfiil toward the M.-rson who ii;,k.s pcr.soiiiil people people pet IHIS- who who Today he it not only a song writer, but a publisher and o highly regarded member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. He Behaves Like an Idiot and Critics Are Foolish About Him By NEA Service MEW YORK—Broderick Crawford j never thought that he'd grow up to be He was growing every day before the 3n idiot. But now that it has happened operation, but started to take on weight he's quite pleased, ever more rapidly following it. | Young Mr. Crawford, you know, He expects to be 15 pounds heavier rlays the part of Lenny, the hulking next spring . . . come in at 198. He half-wit of the Broadway stage hit, "Of | weighed 183 pounds the past fall. He's Mice and Men." And he is quickly going to be quite a boy—and quite a making people forget that he's just the right-hander—when he grows up. json of Helen Broderick with his grand .Starting when he was 8 years old. ! , nightly performances. ' Feller developed his early speed pitch-! Indeed, Mr. Crawford plays the role ing to his father with the side of the so well that folks think he was born barn as a backstop. i to be an idiot. The show hadn't been When Kinnick was 6 years old, his running a week when he got three of- father rigged up a couple of baskets fere to play different kinds of idiots. in the hay loft of his barn. It was "But I told 'em to take 'em away,"j here that Nile and his younger broth- says Mr. Broderick. "I'm crazy about er practiced basketball basket shooting this role in this play, but I don't want the year around. to play another one like it for at least Kinnick, the Iowa guard of today, throc or four years. What do they is as accomplished on the basketball think l am—an idiot? If I played floor as he is on the gridiron. , ancthcr such part right after this one After Nile starred with Adel High for rcl be ^F" 1 suro as shooting for noth- three campaigns, the Kinnicks moved to Omaha, where the current Hawkeye luminary performed so well for Benson High that he was named as an All-Nebraska forward. As a sophomore at Adel, the chunky Iittl« athlete hit a hot streak which saw rm for me than him average 12 points a game for 32 games. His team reached the final of the Iowa state tournament after scor- ing but idiot roles, that there's more in life bsing an idiot." Flopped in Hollywood But Mr. Crawford admits that the role came "sort of natural to me," although ho never killed a mouse in hi.s life. He had come cast from Hollywood early last summer. He had been in a ing more than WOO points during the cou P'e of little-known Sam Goldwyn season. pictures—something of a flop, to bo Jowa Barn Yards Fertile Ground Wunt ' Hc was wandcri "g around for Scouts , , ' town no f" n ? " jr ' nc best when he Kinnick stood out throughout Iowa's hc | rcl *?" , of tho hunt for . L . onn J' rther disastrous football campaign. -•""cborfy recommended him to George Kaufman and he talked to the rather disastrous tootball campaign The Old Gold and Black boat only Bradley, but Wisconsin repelled the Hawkeyes by only a touchdown, In- Jiana by only a field goal, and Michigan by a point. The Hawkeyes made more yardage and first downs than Indiana and Michigan, and scored 10 points on Min- Orville W. Erringer State Manager Hamilton Trust Fund Sponsored by Hamilton Depositor Corp. Denver, Colorado. Have your winter Suit dry cleaned in our I modern plant—pressed ' by experts — delivered promptly. PHONE 385 HALL BROS. Cleaners & Hatters INSURE NOW VVUh ROY ANDERSON a/id Company Fire, Tornado, Accidcn/ Insurance The Bc.s» in .Motor Oi'.t i GoJd Seal ICO% Penn., qt. 2.ic ! The New Sterling Oil, qt. 30t To!-E-Tex Oil Co. East 3rd, Hops -Open Day & Nile producer, looked the script over, and went dally over the part. But Kaufman wasn't definite and Crawford didn't know ho had been chosen for the part until about six weeks before the .show opened. The company started rehearsing three weeks before the opening and Mr. Crawford had no other rehearsals. "I just fell into it, that's all," sayo ho. Hosvevor. he rehearses every night before going on ... "You've qot to," .s-ay.<- ho. "Ivo ,qot to got hack into the habit of letting my jaw sag, and bury- int; my voice deep in my throat, and blubbering instead of talking. So for about 10 minutes before we go on each night we got together and talk to one- another same a.s if wo were on the stage." Leaves "fx-nny" at Theater The young actor—he's just in his early twenties—doesn't think he'll have tl.c fame trouble that tormented Sam Byrd. Byrd. who is also in the cast of "Of Mice and Men," had to quit a low-life part in "Tobacco Road" be- ci.use he found himself living his rolu off-.-tage. He did his part so well ho would catch himself slipping into the drooling language in a drawing room , or restaurant. "That won't happen to mo." says Mr. Crawford. "In fact, it's just the other way around—I have a tough time remembering that I'm Lonny. I'm i afr-nd one of those nights I'll forget 'myself and speak lines in rny natural voice." He guards against this happening by repeating each line to himself before l:o utters it. The halting speech of the character Loruiy makes this easily possible. LSes Little Makeup Ho uses vory little facial make-up i<.•!• the role. Just th-j usual grease I a i.-it and some heavy rlaubs of eye- .fr.ad'.w beneath each t>o to make the '.-.i.itc-ji f.f his eyes stand uut . . . 'Thi.t uivus rne a stupid look," says Mi Cr.iwford who graduated from the With the County Agent Clifford L. Smith Electricity on Fnrrn Electricity will bring convenience economy, and safety to farms and into farm homes in Arkansas—and all three of these things will depend upon the wiring, according to niformation recently received from Earl L. Arnold, cc'tension agricultural engineer. University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. The convenience from elect! icty comes through having the wiring properly laid out, so that current is available where it is wanted, when it is wanted, and in sufficient amouts, Mr. Arnold said. Economy depends on having copies of the proposed wiring layout and specifications, and on getting bids on these from several wiremcn. The most expensive is not necessarily tho best; Lhc least expensive is not necessarily ;he cheapest. Safety is something everyone desires, Mr. Arnold said. The insurance com-! panics want it, too. They have pro- voclied an organization to check wiring materials against a code of standards to reduce fire hazards and accidents. The engineer suggested Dial owners ask the wiremcn to iu.i-nj.sh n Fire Underwriter's Certificate. Sell Wood by Cord It is safer for farmers to sell wood by the cord than by the pen, and especially if the sticks average 6 inches in diameter. According to studies conducted by the V. S. Forrest Service, it takes approximately 109 sticks inches in diameter and 4 feet long to make a standard cord of 128 cubic (ifect, and only ;,'0 sticks if they measure 12 indies in diameter. On the other hand it takes 120 sticks of 6-inch wood to make a unit of 5 pens, and, more strikingly, 60 sticks of wood 12 inches in diameter. Five pens of 12-inch woixl. therefore, contain about 'i cords of wood. If the sticks average about 6 inches, there is very little difference between a stacked cord of 128 cubic feet, and 5 pens each G feet high. If the wood averages more than B inches in diameter, it should lie sold on a cord basis. ns the cord is tho. only fair standard of measure for cordwood or pulpwood. M. H. Bnincr. Extension forester, Jniversity of Arkansas College of Agricultue, points out that it takes 5 imo.s us many 5-inch sticks lo make a cord ns it does 12-inch sticks; it takes. nearly 3 times as matiy sticks from 7- inch trees (o make a cord as it does from Iree.s 12 inches m diameter; anil it lakes (i times as many S-inch trees to make a cord of wood as it does 9-indi trees. The Wary Herd Tho dairy bvill should he selected wisely and carefully, because he will pay big dividends if he is the right kind. The ow.ier of fair to poor cows often say it i.s not worth the ex|>eiise and effort to not a good bull for his pool- cows. A goiid bull i.s worth m-ire to the wnt-r of poor cows because of the greater improvement in type and production in the diumhters. Oil the other hand, the owner of good cows has the responsibility of maintain^ the type and production he already has. Vigor, dairy temperament, mid quality should bo the first considerations in selecting a dairy bull, says V. L. Gregg. Extension dairyman. Univer-l sity of Arkansas (".-ilk-go of Agriculture. Inherent maite-tip shoulr! next bo considered. This may Ix.- largely determined by the type and production of the half sisters by the same -sire and from the same dam, the type and production of the dam, and records of other ancestors eoither in records or individual appearance. Uniformity of ancestors and close re-! lation.s should always be c-on.s'dered. All of the half sisters should be con-i .sK.ered. because I he bull may carry' the same inheritance a.s his poorest half sister. A registered bull of one of the dairy, breeds should be selected for dairy j production, Mr. Greet! said because the ancestry of a regi.sterod bull may be -studied for inmiy generations. This and waits for an answer— Why we groan to ourselves when a proud Mama starts putting her darling child through his pncos— Why wo arc so embarrassed when ii woman asks us to guess her age—; Why wo resent being told that something we just bought is "mighty prdt- ly—but"— 'j Why wo have no use for the "to >per" who always goc.s us one belter- Why we nrc annoyed by the pt r- son who, when we say "Slop ILI if you've heard this one," rcnlly decs stop us-Why wo dislike the person who feels duly-bound to toll us things "for our own good"— Why we mind the gloomy predictions of the pessimist— Why we get so vexed when a gupor- snlosman gets hold of us— Why we gnt so tired of the guest who becomes tho "life of the parly" after two drinks-Why a columnist makes n pest of herself by bringing up the subject. Kilts for Women? Scotland Can't Decide GLASGOW.—l/l')—Scotsmen are in a dither over whether women should wear kills. The Aberdeen branch of Scotland's ll society—arbiter of kilted fashions --passed a resolution admitting women to membership. This aulomnticnlly entitled them to wear kilts. But the Inverness headquarters of tho society, declaring women look undignified in kilts, overruled Aberdeen. Maine is the only stele in the union in which state elections are not held in November, cannot be done with L Brodcrlck Crawford makes doltish "Lenny" seem pathetically real playing with Ina Claire In "Of Alice and Men." "Ki-ade" bull, becnus-c the anct«try i.s usually lost after tho first preceding generation. DIESEL ENGINEERING Mr, Rutgers, district personal sii- jicrvlsor of the Anderson Diesel KiiKlnccrlng school of Los Angeles, Calif., will l»c In Hope next week, Thursday and Friday to interview men to start training for permanent positions in this rapidly growing Industry. Transportation allowance to Los Angcle.1 anii employment .sufficient to defray living "Jt- pon.ses while training will he given those who (|uallfy. We will also interview a few (jowl substantial young men of good moral character for extension work, with practical training later. Only well recorn- inendod men with good references will be considered. For Interview, call or write— MB. A. J. RUTGERS Barlow Hotel ANDKKSON OIKSEL SCHOOL of !.*« Angeles, California. References: merco. Hope Chamhir of Com- Dean Academy and went to Harvard "for about 20 minutes." Ho wears built-up shoes and n bulky vest under hi.s shirt to give him thai i hulking appearance. Cigaret Makers Enjoyed a Record Year NEW YORK.—i/Pi-Encmieh ci Bare Is j to encircle the earth at the equator 282 times, if laiad end to end, were rolled Bui Mr. Crawford i.s so capable in in American tobacco- factories in 1937, the role that he could play it in a tux- I a record year. edo. For. thanks tu him more than i Tl ' e l " Ul1 reachcfl ''"-' .stupendous , , , ,, ,, . , , : sum of 163.000,000,00(1, as compared with anybody else. Mr. Kaufmans pl,n.s ; 152,100,000,000 in 1932 and 1!9.GOO,«)0,000 for "Of Mice and Men," Robert Burns . in 1929, estimates based on bureau of notwithstanding, did not go awry. ; internal revenue reports indicated. [ *r ^ J ™ '"' •,' '•" ''' ^? SV IV,,, • ,|L_/ WRONG FREE! Vour Full Name On— Shealfer or L. E. Waterman Fountain Pens and Pencils. Priced fror.i $2.5e to $15.00 Also leather Goods. JOHN S. GIBSON Drug Company Tf-.s fUxaU gforu Pnone 63 Delivery r:fc.--ot,i jji Ih • first period Kmi;jck di-e.s everything i 1-s'rinll. und i.s a superlative W)v;t ;:> tn'tn: j/nporUint. he out.->t;inriing ill schobiti ii-i'l Jeadershir/. .so much .v< well in j/u/iter. is equal'• ability 'hfit a.s a .sophomore he haa won a [/o.sHion pm.i.iir in >h(: rnen'.s quadrangle- on the '-•ai/it.n.-, Jt'.s f-elrlnrn that u sophomore i.s 'j.\:'i : n the iuf.ervusiori of 100 other :-.l.nrir-l, Ls. Ku.nick rank«d in the upper I per ".-!.' nt tiv.- frtvihrnan clu.s.s ia.st year ',vi:i. ., ;;.? grade average, which i.s ju-.t '.', -hf.it rA a perfect murk of A. !< n..giit be wise dn both basebal' and football .scouts to .MIO.;I. anmnd these central £ov/a bdiri.v. I Open Garage Doors Before Starting Ab ut 600 people Kv.- their lives each yaer th inhalation and a groat many of tiio.su ca.se.s occur the rnotori.-l tne.-i to v/airn up hi.s car without ope mr,i. oxide i.-, an insidious enemy. It i.s hard to d with deadly effect willnn a ver;, low innaite.s. I' it harir.le.si>. ro i(<|, carbon . . i.,.si r| jja nij. 'hi- do-jis eloi i the n«i.s 'ic-i.u ,,f vent iiiuiiox.de f^as rages. Usually first Carbon and it .strikes ilation lenders 100.000 men... Maybe you hadn't thought of it, but this newspaper has one department of 100,000 individuals. That department is The Associated Press. This cooperative world-wide staff collects, verifies and distributes each day's news over 285,000 miles of leased wires direct to member newspapers. Its credit line, "By The Associated Press," guarantees accurate, swift and impartial coverage of the news wherever it breaks. Read the news daily in SBBw *HS» ^hsi^ ^ftt^ ^^tgif Star A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED P&BSS

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