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TWO HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Friday, December 31, 1937 Star Siar o{ hope 1TO; Prass, I'XiT. Consolidated January 18, 1929. Looking Back on 1937, You'll Remember These Cartooned Events 0 Justice, Deliver Thy Herald From False Report! Published every week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. (C. K. Palmer & Ale*. H. Washbum), at The Star building. 212-214 South street, Hope, Arkansas. j C. E. PALMEft" President i ALEX. H. WASHBUKN, Editor and Publisher j (AP) —Means Associated Press (NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Subscription Bale (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per week 13c; per month 6Sc: one year $8.50. By mail, in Hempstend. Nevada. Bbwardi Milkr and LaFayette counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere $0.50. Wjsmber of The Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively snUti'ed to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or "tHA otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Charges Mi Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for all tributes, cards of thanks, resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial newspapers hold to this policy in the news Columns to protect their readers j Wn .a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility | (or the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. i , U. S. Sacrifices May Revive "Real'' Japan j W HAT makes up a nation, anyway? The government, Ihe! military forces, or the plain people who do the hard \vorkj and pay the bills? i The answer isn't as obvious as it may seem. And because! it is so easy to get mixed up onit. what has happened in Japan since the sinking of the Panay is worth a little thought. There can be no mistaking the fact that the ordinary people of Japan were deeply and profoundly shocked by the sinking of the American gunboat. The evidences of popular feeling have been too widespread and plain to be attributed to mere propaganda. Every cable from Tokio has. brought word of genuine national sorrow over the tragedy. Ordinary Japanese have .stopped Americans on the streets to tell them that the Japanese nation would undo the damage if it could. School children have contributed to funds for care of the American wounded—and Japanese school children are not exactly overburdened with pocket money. A Tokio nev s- paper has urged' the collection of money to buy a new gunboat and present it to the American people. Expressions of regret poured into the American embassy in an amazing flood. . * * -»< CONTRAST all of that, now, with the official acts of Jap\s anese statesmen and military men. The bombing may have been a blunder, in the sense that the Tokio government did not explicitly order it; but how can any ma-n suppose that it was not clone with the full approval of the men on the spot? Amply identified by its flags, the Panay was bombed by airplanes that could not conceivably . have supposed it to be other than an American ship. It was machine-gunned by surface craft; its lifeboats were attacked after the sinking. A Japanese naval detachment boarded it before it went down. On. the heels of that came glib and facile apologies. The Japanese government was broadcasting apologies almost before the Panay was below the surface. The Japanese navy • issued a formal, blanket apology. And all of these apologies sounded exactly alike part of an act. The ring of sincerity • was not in them. • All right, then—which is "Japan": war-mad statesmen and military leaders, or honest, conciliatory rank-and-1'ile ' hack home? * * * THE truth seems to be that Japanese has been suffering I from a case of split personality. To an extent that is hard for us to Understand, government and armed forces do not reflect the -will-of the people. They have made the people reflect 'their will instead; until the Panay went down, there was not'a hint that the people might prefer to go in another direction."' ' 'That is why these public expressions of regret at Tokio are.so important. They indicate that "Japan" may not, after all,'be a bellicose and high-handed nation, but a friendly, well- intentioned folk with whom we could get along very well indeed. And the ray of hope in the present situation is that the •sinking of the Panay may be the means through which the Japanese masses may once again get control over their own country. Legal Hair-Splitting A N odd legal tangle in Chicago makes one wonder whether our courts are not sometimes the instruments of a complicated legal game rather than implements for attaining exact justice. A Chicago woman whose husband had vanished in 192G went to court the other day to have him declared legally dead, so that she could collect his insurance. The jury heard the evidence and retired to deliberate; while it was deliberating, word came that the man was not dead at all, but alive in a town in California. The word came too late, and the jury brought in a verdict that the man was legally dead. And the judge, with this news at hand, held that he could not reverse the jury's verdict, and ordered the insurance company to pay up. Higher courts will probably overturn the case; but doesn't this unbending adherence to legislistic formula seem rather odd ? T, M. Beg. TJ. & Pat. Ott By UK. MUIUCIS F1SIIBKFN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, ind of the Health Magazine. Individual Attention Is Required For Every Grade of Low Mentality This is the thiid in a '.tries in which Or. Ftehbein discusses vari- ouf. phases cf im-nlal iilini.rmalities i and deficiencies. (No. 411) Feeble-minded children are classified in various, grades. Morons are not really the" feeble-minded dhilclren'of lowest intelligence; in fact, morons tern arc the most delicate in the human body, repair is likely to be sli if it occurs at all. Exceedingly difficult also arc- those cases of mental defectiveness complicated by other conditions, such as epi- blindness, deafness or glandu- disturbances. >ne authority points out thai men- symptoms commonly seen after in- inclule not only inability to if judgment. FPITH WHAfttdN GERSHWIN ec> HOWS RAMSAY MACDONAlD I4A&COMI OGDEN MILLS JOSEPH ROSlMSOM MOTOR TROUBLE TIME AMP CHANCE BEAUTlfUL. OHIO* MR. ROOS6V/6LT DEDICATES A REP BLOOD —A New Year's Editorial— JANUARY. I is just another day. The coming of every " morning's sun offers just as clean a page, just as fine a chance to make something better out of ourselves as that first day of a new year. But somehow we don't usually think of it. And since we usually think of that first day of the new year as the unusually clean first leaf of a beautifully blank book of the new year, the day has come to be one of stocktaking and future promise. New Year, 1038, finds many people discouraged because the country's feet have slipped on the upward path that was leading rapidly out of the swamplands of depression. .; Except foi- those people who have actually lost their jobs, despair is largely unwarranted. If we can divest mirsclves of an unreasoning mood of discouragement and despair, we will find that every element urging better business in the middle of 1937 is present today. some in yi eater power than before the slump. In some lines production has been actually below the point of current consumption: further inroads into inventories have been muck- by a Christmas trade surprisingly little below last vear's. * * * W HETHER we can firmly set our feet again on the upward path remains with ourselves. Perhaps some- New Year resolutions like this would help: CONGRESS: Ashamed of the pageant of paralysis showed during the special session, we will roll up our \\e sleeves and go to work in January, to prove that not only dictatorships but democratically elected congresses can act and function with speed and decision. BUSINESS LEADERS: By action we will disprove the ugly story of all too wide circulation, that we delib- erately'bet rayed the national economy. We will strive unceasingly to move forward with an eye on the national welfare as well as on our own balance sheets. LABOR LEADERS: We ill stop bickering among ourselves, and put personal ambition definitely beneath the welfare of working men and of the country at large. We will not snarl up the country's productive machinery on slight pretexts not allied to the general welfare, and \\ill vccognizelhat the welfare of all the people is greater than that of any part, however large. THE ADMINISTRATION: We will stop sniping at business leadership in general, abandoning tactics \\hose tendency is to harass without specific legal objective. We svill try to provide firm, intelligent leadership, now lacking in Congress, without demanding any blank checks. * * •>< A LL these resolutions would help, but what would help most of all would be for 1 :'.<),<><)().000 Americans to resolve singly and individually to think a little harder, work a little harder, In- a little more productive, a little kinder, a little more tolerant, a little better. If we will, we may look forward ith confidence and hope to 111:18. 1S00K a y By Bruce Catton nun; Hcuiks Reveal Lyric Poetry Trend If you have- on your Christmas list iyom.- interested in modern Arneri- n |ioi. try, or yourself are given lo ndenng whether we arc drifting, rically speaking, there are three re- cm I bor.ks which you should not miss. "Such Counsels You Gave to Me. and Other Poems" (Random House: S2.50), by Robinson Jeffors, is the first book in two years by one of America's greatest living poets. The tillc work, dramatic, arresting and mag- nifictnlly done, is u tragedy involving u mother, father mid .son. The tremendous conflicts of these tormented people have bon given reality and power, and the 22 shorter poems in the book sustain Mr. Jeffers' position at the very top of the list of l.oet;, of our generation. A lesser known pool, but one whi. are next to normal-in the amount of j fancy inclule not only . intelligence they possess. | e ^ n "} school but lack , , , lack of reasoning power, and little Bslow the moron comes the imbecile, and most defective of all is the idiot. JE-arents may do a great deal with mentally defective children to rr.ain- ' g'-od tain their morals, traan them i habits and select occupations to which f.uch children are suited. It is important to realize, howevei that ciass handling of children of thi.. type is not likely to be as satisfactory as individual handling. The kind of treatment or the type of attention that will work with one child may fail completely with a/if-ther. Every case must be handkd a sa special problem A.nong the most difficult of all cases are those which represent injuries at birth. Here there rnay be associated damage to the tissue of the bruin Since- the tissues (A the nervous sys- ability to pay attention. Feeble-minded children remember some things but, in general, are not good for learning facto Often they aie fond of music, but usually can .•i[,[.rtc.iat<: only rhythm. Km h '-hil- dren are particularly 'lull in anth- metic. Many people make the jiD.-.take of lOnfu.^mg ihe illiterate With the mentally defective. A recent survey indicate;, that there are 4.000.1)1)0 ilhlei ale and 8.000,000 menially defective periods in the United States A feeble-minded person may not be able to support himself, but an ilhtei- ale rnay do so, provided tie gels work which does riot demand an educalion. NEXT: Training the feeble-minded, j OF SAFETY WHEN A DEMOCRAT AND A REPUBLICAN GET TOGETHER, ^ou HAVE AN ARGUMENT,.. JJ -_ V/H&N A CAT DOti CjE NOU AND \ R AND GET TOGETHER. VOU HAV£ AN ACCIDENT / By Olive Roberts Barton New Year's Resolutions for Mother New Year's means resolutions, usually dreary fingers thai iminl the hard way. But. mother, why not make a few menial 'do'.- and "don'ts' to lighten the months ahead, instead of making it harder for yourself'.' I am not going to suggest that you stop worrying, because you will worry anyway, but I .mi going to recommend thii >ou enjoy the children more, instead of brooding your over fault.,, or jumping to dark conclusions about small appetites or runny noses. In u .amily of children someone is certain to be under par every once in •' ivlnli-. So it is best not to conjure; up dire , L , rs possibilities, but .-ay lo yourself, as I ,.',.., ',, the farmer replied when asked if he thought the ram would slop "It always ha.i:" ,,i.y firirly. "Tins won't la.-,t -.. — : — - the day. I you like FLAPPER FANNY "You don't net me in there ii^ain! The linnl's yoml b.it the icn ice is tcr- Movie Players Seeking Lost Camnraderie in Studio Club IIOLLYWOf.D •About 2~> years ago, in the curliest days i)f the film colony, members i if thus) 1 pioneer companies wrn- bound togt-tlu r socially because- nobody ol.se wouM have anything to I do with them. ] Sinic- thru, though, players on the i.'iiiiie lot.s have nut been particularly i chummy. So. with the idea of fosti-r- i mi; a spirit of wc'll-die-for-doar-old- ! Magnapi.x, studio clubs have been or- )rini/i-d on most of the lots. These gnups are principally concerned with collecting duos which .send luwpaid, ailing niembei-s to sanitariums', and with handling group insurance. Kach studio club makes two social gestures a year - a dance and a picnic. Everybody yews to those, affairs except the actors and actresses. Family Style Mi'utings Over at RKO recently some players in "Radii. City Revels" got to talking ! of the strange lack of camiiriidene. I Although under contract to the same (company, working on the same lot, | anil lunching in the same cafe, they hardly knew each other. Some of Ilium decided to do something about it. The RK.CJ Hluyera Club, bowi out of that discussion, isn't a lonely-hearts proposition at all. The members figure they can do each other a lot of good, talking over roles and opportunities, and getting acquainted so they can work belter together. Also they'll get publicity. Officers are George Shelley, Crawford Weaver. Ida Volmar, .Frances Glfford. Cynthia Westlake and Allan Bruce. The membership of contract players- with stars excluded—is, or soon will be about 30. There are no dues. The mee-ting places are inexpensive night clubs selected by the officer. 1 '. Meetings are conducted "family i style"—no dates, and strictly Dutch. Komancitig is out. Ally pair caught i ven so much as holding hands are lined. Fines go into the kilty, which very appropriately is a ham can, nnd the kitty goes to charity. On meeting nights, the men pick up the girls, but at least three men call for each girl -and as many must escort her back to her door later. At the last meeting it was decided th.ct when a member's contract comes j fi,r the unattainable and take off our ' (• lasses of dreams. We can say, "We're I all IH-IV, anil God bless us each" and j every one." We have the formula for PC-JIK- and ronlenl right in ourselves. up for renewal all the other player.'', will write letters to the studio asking that the company co-operate m keeping the club intact. Technical Slips This department's ihief .scout, Rill Porter, has come in from ari-cnnnnis- >ance of Ihe lots with some technical grievances, lie says that allhough Clark Gable's name in "Test Hint" is Jim Lane, tin- monogram on out- of the thirls he wears in the picture is CG. Although London is the locale of "Food for Scandal." the lOT Hulls Itoycc used in the picture is a left- hand drive, American assembled ,ear. Although the casllc used in "IJnbin Hood" apparently is of stone. Howard Hill, the archery expert, in a bfiUlc with Errol Flynn. sticks arrows into the stone railing of a balcony. In "Mountain.-- Are My Kingdom." reports Porter. Villain Fred KohVr carries his gun on his right hip, although he has only two whole fingers; on his right hand. Although all the flowers In .'i Swiss Knrden in "Mad About Music" are in full bloom, a cherry tree also is in blossom. , . In "Wells Fargo." there is n fierce battle between a large detachment of Confederates and the guards of a wagon train bearing gold to the east for the Union cause. The wagons, each with six hnrses, are driven throirgh a hail of gunfire. Sluirpshoolmg southerners pop off many of the guards on the careening wagons, but they can't bit a single horse! And of course, if they wauled to stop the gold, they'd shot first at the horses. If industry j-orlunity to under which be sl.ihili/cit is to have work, the it must <!'• IIIlMH ' .. .'' a fail- legal du Pont. fin..mil American .HIM-. have no IIII-,M..I, . tiiry of Slate (-'.,.< [ Trial by jmy j in tins connii y I takes IN) ila\. t.. j could be . h . i Knglaiul. J.nu' I inolugist. | 1'lays just .' . while yon ..it I,,, J cmberton, tbi ,,t seems to me to deserve the title of our finest lyricist, is Wallace; Stevens. Some 'in poem.-* are contained in his latest volume. "The Man With the Blue (untai" 'Knopf: Sifi. the forever." Overcoming Mnimtny Housekeeping takes on a monotonous note during the deep months of winter. You are shut in more or less, and small things lake on loo much importance when we have nothing else lo distract us. Kven the menu annoys us like a buzzing mosquito. "What 'shall 1 have tonight''" We mill over j ! the same old standbys. Shall it be '< pork chops anc. carrots or short ribs ami dumplings; round steak and c jcn i pudding or lamb slev with orionsV j Why not take an hour some day and I make up seven lists'.' Ma.".a/.ines and re full of suggestain:- lhal take the bin den of planning off Ihe housewife, 'lake them up in >ne kilch- en. and each morning have a I* ok. Mother's little helper is all ready for Vary these combinations as of course, but the big bur- ' The- m<.cs.5 t and m a .-.oil nectc' 1 poet, . no [,i.i dec-pi'. i-ompli I .(. . . JS "S. ' Si ibn tin.-. . t,i In. .,0.1 gl Mi poet , i- lln- C"l 1 1 U out m Ullabl, suckle. e itlleclive lyric.-. i/il conjunctions b ile.il with elu'cen re; laL'inalion and form collect! "t iinlebiiok m.i 1 Ihougllts 1)11 the i.i ihe spn il. Tl ' .. '.'.'iif k in .. 1" !.-it ruin agi on 1' •I*.', i ea 1; /i ' 1 -..fill but of •1. ,lcd lui-m. i. el <,?.' •' V.tll • Mine i '.lit.. ins . e . e ,, In ; |.,,eu. I'll . ..H . hi neflle.l II T.,1,. l'i,,nkK ... ..I.i .-I!.:, hi . ..'. ,. I.i ....,!,. Wi, ''111. 1 < 1 1 1 IT 1 I: 1 1.-. • 1. follow, the Ira . Th. poel ..In. Ml i.' 11)1 of ( ii,|,..i l.iiii •li-ie h.,., 1 ng l.'lne n . in.- plied etpial inlel ,;, Allen ' . . 1 IL 1 W j I 1 H 1.- i. Il 1 I jf 11 --.ill , ,111,11 ,. ic by ,1 1 ''. ,,!!..! 1. . 1 ,,fl. .Ill ,,' OW.ll V. i i, In- ic-ai the le.nle n., action i; .1 ,.lop pla. with blllldi: a.V ing ctive den is off your mind. Then, as fresh air is the best anil- : dote for blues there is. right in the' middle of things. Mop and pul on your wraps and rubbers, and walk around the block. Inhale deeply and get the house air out of your lungs The baby complicates it a little, but unless it is too stormy or cold, wrap him up and wheel lum light along. You will be getting .. break in your house rounds, and <.\ygcn. too. Contagious ((uii-lncss Think over also llie matter ut touchy tempers and (anses of fi ic- lion. Maybe everybody is too quick willi tongues Say "I ,un going to h.ive mure peace amiind here, but first of all 1 am going to I,ilk less my.self." C^uietnesS in the motlier is contagl- ou.s Smiles are vei . catching, too Maybe the clnldieii will be more obedient if they hear you singing. Can you smg v No? Too bad. J thought eveiyone knew "Yankee Doodle." The New Year should mean a new page It should be a happier one, with everybody cluing ju.-.l the best he i can. We can, at least, skip wishing "He went down this street, sargc, but be careful -lie's a jujitsu expert 1"

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