Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 1, 1938 · Page 1
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HOPE STAR, e H Star of Hope 1W9; Press, 1927. dsajohaated January 1% 19J9. O fttattce, Deliv6rTh9 HenUd From False,Report! - Published every w«k*d»y afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. E. FUoet & Alex. H. Vaihbum), at The Star builfllng, 212-214 South •':j.J(r»imrt Street, Hope, Arkansas. C. E. PALMER, President ALEX. H. WASHBtatN, Editor and Publisher (AP) —Means Associated Press (NBA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Subscription Rate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per *k 15ej per month 65c; one year $6.50. By moll, in Hempstend. Nevada. 'Howard, Miller and LaFayette counties, J3.50 per yean elsewhere ?6.50. Mpmfcer ol The Associated Press: The Associated Press Is exclusively d to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or grot otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Charges on Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for all tributes, cards thaftks, resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial -papers Hold to this policy in the news Columns to protect their readers a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility POT the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. Congressional Right to Look Ridiculous T '"" HE proofreader is a noble person with whom, unfortunately people who have nothing to do with writing and printing £',. never get acquainted. In ordinary newspaper offices, a proofreader is a pre- "iernaturalry wise, scholarly sort of gentleman who sits all day srjong in a little cubbyhole and devotes himself to the melan- Icholy. task of ferreting out errors of grammar, spelling, fact, ^punctuation or typhography in the works of the hired r hands. ^ ; The brash young gentlemen of the press have a way of :* "speaking, of him as "the comma hound." As creative souls, ^tjiey get irritable when their mistakes in the matter of names, addresses and historical facts are called to their attention; Wfct at bottom they know that the proofreader saves them from looking ridiculous, full many a time and oft. *. . • -x '* * A LL of which is by way of introduction to the fact that Uncle Sam has a set of proofreaders on his payroll. They go over the matter which is printed in the Congressional Record— .can one imagine a more soul-killing task?—and the most recent complaint about them centers about the fact that they do tljeir job too well. Congressman Maury Maverick of Texas makes the com( plaint. In a letter to the Government Printing Office, he pro- 1 tests that the federal comma hounds make congressmen look wiser and more learned than they really are. He ought to know, for he admits that they recently performed that favor for him. Speaking from the floor of the House, Mr. Maverick referred the other day to David and his coat of many colors—an error which, if spread on the records, would have branded him Torever either as a man with poor memory or as a dis- - tressingly inept student of the Bible. But the proofreaders saved him; when the speech got printed, it spoke of Joseph, not of David. 'Alittle before that, continues Mr. Maverick, a congress-, / man.spoke of Lieutenant Hobson's feat of sinking the Merri, mac in Manila Bay—an error of fact to the extent of some 10,000 miles. But the proofreaders came to the rescue, and in . the Congressional Record the Marrimac was sunk where it '', belonged, in Santiago Bay. ' , This sort of thing, says Mr. Maverick, is common. Con. gressmen are saved daily from all manner of ridiculous errors by these G-men of the proof press. The Texan says he once knew a congressman whose grammar was exceptionally, ludicrously bad; but in the Record he always sounded like a college professor, so alert and canny were the proofreaders. * * * W HICH seems to us to be too bad. Our vaunted freedom ought to include the liberty of a congressman to make a spectacle of himself whenever nature so moves him. There never has been any tradition that our congressmen were "; models of erudition and classical English; the tradition, in. deed, goes the other way. (Consult, for instance, the , legendary "Change the Name of Arkansas?" speech). . • Proofreaders are all right in their place, but the Con- gr'essional Record isn't it. Can't we read our congressional , speeches in all their glowing, pristine, unretouched inaccuracy? Old Mac-Congress Had a Farm Program A Book a Day By Bruc« Cfttton Medlcnl Sorcerers timing White Magic. Time was when the man who sought to cure human ills was a sorcerer who practiced black mafcic and brewed horrendous potions containing such things as the blood of n bat, the bones of a snake, the comb of a black rooster, and so on. Today's medical scientist is equally a sorcerer. He, too, uses odd ingredients: the ground-up .spinal cords of dogs that have died of rabies, fluids 'rom the veins of horses, extracts from Ihe pancrease of sheep, and the like. But he practices white rnagic, not alack; a magic infinitely more effcc- ive tluin Die immibo-juinbo business of his predecessor. ' This striking picture of modern mcil- iiicine is presented by David Dieti in iis excellent new book, "Medical Magic" (Dodcl, Mead: ?3.50). Here is ;> book which, in the most simple Mini lucid language, explains for the Inymjin just %vhat our inedicul scientists me up to these days, what miracle's they luive performed ami how they have performed and how they have performed them, what problems remain and how they are being attacked. It presents a broad comprehensive and authoritative picture of medical science which is extremely informative. But there are oilier books which do that; the especial virtue of this one is that Mr. Dietz has the knack ol making abstru.su things simple without getting them out of focus. He is one "populari/er" who never gets careless, leaves things out or commits the sin of over-simplifying. Whether you want to get a soumJ hand-book on medical science or simply want to read an absorbingly in- tcresling book, you will find "Medical Magic" well worth your while. ments and live a fairly normal life. Most important of all, however, is to find out the nature of the disability and to discover the exact scope of the child's talents. The training is applied to salvage every possible value that is available. NEXT: Manic depressive « m insanity. During the last 10 years, measurements have been made of the sun's By Olive Roberts Barton Father Sways Boys' Treatment of Mother I said to a neighbor, "Your two boys, natural for them to wail until I get iltra-violet light radiation, and a de- ided variation has been noted. The 'ear of 1932 showed it at a very low bb, and scientists are endeavoring to scertain whether these variations af- ect human life. fascinate me, they treat you so beautifully and hand you around as though they were your best beaux." "That is their father's training," she said proudly, "not mine. He began when they were four years old. Now they are ten and twelve, and it is as in the car first as it is to breathe. Thej used to scramble in and fuss abou where they would sit, but he put ar end to that. He said one day, 'Boys, don't want to speak of this ever again but I am telling you now that the fel low who gets in before his mother ELINORE COWAN STON£ Trusting Prisoners OOMEONE in the state government of Alabama evidently »J has. some fairly advanced ideas about penal procedure. Aiifew days ago Alabama renewed its annual experiment of putting some 554 prisoners on their honor during the Christmas season. These convicts are being given two-week paroles over the end of the year. They are released from their cejls, allowed to go to their homes unmolested by officers, and are trusted to return to prison when the fortnight ends."•.- - . Governor Graves is said to have started this custom some years ago, and to date, apparently, it has worked out surprisingly well. And it looks like an excellent idea, if carried out with proper care. One of the surest ways to get a mian to exhibit his better nature is to show him that you are relying on him to exhibit it. Within limits, the policy of trusting prisoners to behave like honest citizens ought to help materially in actually inducing them to behave that way. •BiS IS» •& g5»k _ The ramify Doctor X, 1C, Rif. U. a F«t. OK By UK. ftTORWS FISHBEIN Journal of UK American Medical Association, and Jhe Health MajazJae. When Tests Show Mental Deficiency, Child Must Be Trained Accordingly Tliis is the fourth in a series In which fir. Fishbcin dkcusses vari- tus mental -abnormalities and deficiencies. (No. 412) Good evidence of intelJgience is. of course, leadership. Nowadays there «ire a number of mental tests which determine the amount of intelligence. Prom these tests cornes the phrase J. Q., ojnintellecetnal quotient. This is obtained by dividing the mental age in years- or months by the actual age, if the individual is under 16 years old. An intelligence quotient of 70 or less is generally considered to be u .sign of some mental defect. In taking care of mentally defective children, it is customary to teach them to the limit of their mental equipment. For some children, care in an institution is absolutely necessary. Others, with more serious disorders, must be confined permanently. Training, usually begins with formation of routine body habits, practice in recogn zing names and people, then discipline, such as marching to the rhythm of the drum, and similar practices. With some, the most that can be taught is to train them so that they will rest when it is time to rest. Others will learn simple exercises, such a. cutting with scissors arid plain sewing Idiots will learn only enough to keep themselves from danger and to avoic annoying other people. Imbecile may reach the second or third grade in school, and morons may get as high as the sixth grade. Industrially, even imbeciles may to taught to use a hammer and nails Girls able to reach kindergarten Icve can bo taught to sew. Most important however, for all of these children, i iociyl training. This they learn bj playing games and even by trying dramatics. Of. the greatest importance in developing the feeble-minded child is the selection of the proper school or place for this training. Often the greatest trouble lies in the environment. Such children, with the right kind of help, sometimes make the necessary adjust- CAST OP CIIAH.VC'I'IOIIS M.VIJA IIK.VJ'O.V — II v r <i I u c, dntiKhtcr of » riimmiM MinKrr. C;AHT. n.muv.iioitn THEXT— Hi-rii, ttyiuif "ilnri'ilfvll." .X f R A X D A 'I'll 10.V1' — Iliirry- morf'H gmiuimtithrr; u **strong woman." c t t Y«M(crd.'iyi Uuilii IcnniN tluif llnrry'M £rnitdmn1lier IH lonely anil ill. And then :i niitr in tin- |iu|>vr (lit* lic\r morning* (fltlififffM her tfil- tifo uuilwok. CHAPTER XV TDKCGIE GRIMES' column flourished on innuendo. "People are beginning to ask questions," Linda read now, "about the mysterious and spirit- uullo little singer who has suddenly begun to pack 'em in at a well- kr.own night club of our fair city. . . . Who, since the issue has been raised, is Silvia? Where did she come from into the here? Your commentator is old enough to remember the nights when Linda Audubon was standing the stage- door Johnnies on their ears before the scandal of her tragic end. The resemblance — in voice, appearance, and a uniquely effortless gift for 'putting it across' — is so re- rnaikable as to suggest something more than mere coincidence. . . . Oh, well, v/e merely mention it for what it is worth." "The one thing," Tony said, "that spoils Reggie Grimes' meals, is a mystery. But you don't have to tell hirn or any of 'em anything you don't want to—not me either," he added. "She was my mother," Linda said steadily. "I have often been told that I am very much like her." . "Then this is O-kay by me." Tony tapped the paper. "But how about you?" "Why should I mind?" Linda demanded proudly. "I never understood — what happened to her —until I %vas grown up. Then I was never ashamed, only — sorry. . . . This just doesn't matter." But she knew now that she would never write to old Miranda for that key. Almost over night the legend of Silvia Star had taken possession of the city. Everywhere people were humming or whistling the quaint, wistful air Tony used for her entrance cue. Orchestras jazzed it; radio entertainers crooned it. )UT Linda went obediently about the routine Tony and his sister planned: for her. She practiced her simple little songs with the orchestra; she tried on the simple frocks that -Tony had designed for her; she showed herself occasionally at the most discreet of the fashionable amusement places, always aloof under Mrs. Campagno's proud chaperonage — for being seen seemed to be part of her job. And if, when she was tired, she sometimes felt waves of homesickness for that great shadowy house where she seemed to have left so vital a part of herself — even for that indomitable, proud old woman who was alone there with her own unhappiness, Linda determinedly beat the feeling down. Why return, even tion, to the fire in imagina- once had burned her so unendurabiy? Better to remain frozen and anaesthetized, except for thpse few minutes each night when she came to life in song. One evening, however, her uneasiness did so far get the better of her that she went to a pay station, got long distance, and called the Trent house. Jefferson answered the telephone. "Yes," he said in answer to Linda's guarded questions, "Miss Miranda was doing nicely. . . . Would she like to- vpeak to Miss Miranda?" "No," Linda sait "Oh, no! I— just called to inquire." She was about to hang up when Jefferson demanded suddenly, "Ain't this Miss Linda speakin'?" Linda hesitated in panic. She had thought she was disguising her voice so well. "I think you mast be confusing me with someon& else," she said at last. "Yassum," sal'l Jefferson, but his tone was un:onvinced. "Who shall I tell Miss Miranda called?" "I — oh, Mrs Trent might not even remember one." "Yassum," saii Jefferson loudly, as if for the eai"s of someone listening in the n^om beyond. Then in a carefullj lowered tone, "When you comin' home, Miss Linda?" There came the sharp tap-tap of a cane on the polished floor, and then old Miranda's imperious voice, coming nearer: "Is that Miss Benton, Jefferson? Why did you not tell me? I wish to soeak with, her." Linda hung up and sat weakly lot a momeot. '"PONY was deeply immersed in A his plans for his New Year's celebration, which was to be what he called "super-super-colossal." But something had come up that made it hard for Linda to take much interest in the event. There were,rumors in some of the papers that an amateur radio operator somewhere in Texas claimed to be picking up faint signals from the radio of the lost Aurelius expedition. The later editions had it that he had succeeded in translating whole words, names and phrases, and that one of the names was that of Captain Barrymore Trent. Late one afternoon, when Linda could endure the suspense no longer, she called up the flying field from which Barry had taken off. When a girl answered, she asked, clenching her hands to keep her voice steady, "I wonder if you can give me some information about Captain Trent?" "Captain who? Oh, him! Well, what do you want to know?" The girl's voice was indifferent, as if she had dropped more entertaining matters to answer the telephone, "Is it true—" Linda began breathlessly—"I mean, have you any new information about Captain Trent?" "Oh, they gave him up several days ago . . , Who is this speaking, please?" The girl bruskly efficient. Something in her pert indifference stung Linda to incaution. "This," she said, "is Gaptaia Trent's wife," anc} could have bitten off her tongue when she heard the girl titter under her breath, and say to someone beside her; A dame is asking about Captain Trent." Again that suppressed titter, and then, "She says she's his wife. Wouldn't that burn Magda Shirley up?" Linda hung up in a panic. That evening the papers all discounted the rumors of the morning. Experts were quoted as saying that the frequency on which, the Texas amateur claimed to hav« picked up the signals did not co» incide with that on which th,* Aurelius expedition — or Captain Trent, either—had been transmitting. Moreover, why should, an amateur in Texas pick up messages that the powerful government stations in the Panama, had, fatted to get? So Linda put on her gray frock and went out to sing her simple songs, to, a crowd even bigger thai) the night before. (To B s.tays at home." "What else do they do?" 1 asked sure that I was on the track of something. "Well, you'd be surprised," she answered readily. "One of them is there to pull my chair out at meal time, always. And as I do my own work mostly, they won't let me carry in a single thing from the kitchen." Dud Should 1)(; It And the story grew as 1 listened These lads have what it takes, most as suredly. But one item I must add: " have never spoken a cross word to them in their lives," reflected thi- mother seriously. "I never needed to. There is something abovit all thi that sets us to flunking, don't you agree? Not alone about courtesy in the children, for we know they shoulc be taught to be chivalrous to Uiei mothers, but it concerns the father'- attitude toward his wife, and his in iisUince upon family consideration urn helpfulness where she is concerned. He is the one to do it, being wha he is. The mother cannot insist on small attention to herself, withou making it appear unnatural and awk word. The children in most familie have a fixed idea that favors shoul flow their way from mother, and tha it is her desire that they should hav first place. It is true, too. She usual ly does think so. Start Training Early All children, but boys especially are quick lo take their daddies' wor for it. He is just enough removed froii this motlier-and-chilcl tie to lay dowt the law occasionally in her favor. 1 her turn, the mother should not inter fere. She need not be embarrassed o resent it ever so little when her hus STORIES IN S -HANDS T^O undertaking in his art wa •*•' too vast for Peter Paul Rubens celebrated Flemish painter of thi 17th century. He gloried in grea canvasses and many of them a one time. "The large size of a picture," hi "gives us painters TO represent ou once declared, more courage „ ,. F , „.. ideas with the utmost freedom and semblance of reality." And Rubem proved his philosophy. One of the notable achievement: in all art was his famous serie of 24UpJctures, depicting the lifi of Marie de Medici, queen*mothei .of France. The sketches for al these were executed in Antwerp Rubens employing at times a many as a dozen distinguishec collaborators in the work. But th< final touches Rubens invarjabl' placed himself. In the Medic group, the complete retouching was finished in four years. Painter of deep vigor and intense action, Rubens came to be known as most prolific of his time perhaps of nil time. He roamed, from Italy to Belgium, painting myriad religious subjects. Somi of 'the greatest of these were hi; "Massacre of the Innocents," "The Martyrdom of St. Peter," His ( "-r^jgjgjgrrr "Garden .of r^S^ml Love" and the "Village. Feast" were equally moving. Rubens, (15171640) Is shown here on a 1«30 Belgium stamp. Saturday. January 1 t ..-.~.».. !. Tf-, ' fn r i re" cow. i«7 ey US* sthviw.i&e. Jr.«. RED u The nexl turn- you go to the barber 1 want you to sit- r *,v. ™ ' l "• ._i- ! *t ,.!»,. I H 1>* J r ' higher up in the chair! V, #• U i i Grammar Takes a Beating as Foreigners Flood Films;'.; HOLLYWOOD.—All over the lot: In satirical recognition of the tremendous nl'lux of foreigners into talkietown, the door of u writer's office at Metro :ars the sign: "English Spoken Here." It's hard to realize how cosmopolitan the colony has become, and the "Dan- jerous to Know" company, working at Paramount, is an example. Anna May Wong, the leading woman, is Chinese, though American born. Her leading man. Akin Tarniroff, is Russian, Anthony Quinn is Mexican born; Barlowe Borland i.s a Scot; Donald Brian is from Newfoundland, and Paul Sothern is English. There arc a lew Americans in the cast, but Robert Florey, the director, is French; Charles Schoenbaum, photographer, is German, and Assistant Director Karl Cantrell is Italian. Among the technicians are a Swede, a Hollander, another German and another Russian. "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife," the Cooper-Colbert flicker, is so cosmopolitan in locale that they're calling it "Lubitsch's Cook's Tour." Foreign cities are scattered all over the sound stages, with sets representing Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Rome and Warsaw. Curtiz Murders English Michael Curtiz (Hungarian), directing "Robin Hood," continues his assault on the English language. Other day he shouted, "If anybody on thees let has somesing to say, please keep quiet!" Another time: "When 1 say 'Action!' do not pay any attention to me." What he meujit.was thai the players were not to look at him during the scene. To an actress he said: "Geev me now a beeg sneer—not so moch from de lips as from de iusides." lo tile entire company he declared: "It is not so lousy my English as is your acting sometimes." Curtiz always inakes himself perfectly understood. Hollywood never has forgotten Uie time when he wanted some saddled, riderless horses led on the set, He called, "Bring now the empty horses." I'luyers Get Balled Up, Too Frequently players get badly twisted in their lines. In "Love on a Budget," Shirley Deane twice said to Russell Gleason: "Hurry up and get breakfast while I shave!" At 20th-Fox 1 watched Alice Faye and Tony Martin rehearsing a rooftop love scene. He puts an arm around her, they talk, and he kisses her. Most players, mere acquaintances, would have kissed in the rehearsals. But this husbajid und wife didn't; they scented embarrassed by the love-making. Director William Seller grew impatient. "That's terrible! Do it ugain, and try to forget you're married." Baby Talk for Wuldo On the William PoweU-Annabellu sot, "The Baroness and the Butler," an unhappy time was being had by all. Walter Lang was trying to direct what would have been u very simple scene if it had not been complicated by the presence of a small, fuzzy dog named Waldo. All that Waldo had to do was follow Henry Stephenstui us Uie latter paced a room and talked. His owner and his trainer coached and coaxed him. Mr. Stephenson, elderly and dignified, hop- peel around and squeaked a rubber mouse. Waldo was not impressed. He had decided that the only sympathetic person thereabout was Helen Westiey. Miss Westiey fostered this unpreS->%i sion by crooning baby talk. "UzzurnB-fS^' wuzzums a oootsie-wooliit,' she muj- f mured oblivious to the gUue r and gag- Kings of Uie director and animal men: Waldo would go into .spasms, of. dt}» ' light. Somebody suggested that Mi Steph- i cnson should try baby Udk. Ml* j Stephenson indicated tluit he would sell oranges on the stret comers first, j. Or, better still, he would stuff-Wnldb, mount him on wheels and lead him around with a string. Have your winter Suit dry cleaned In our modern plant—pressed by experts — delivered promptly. HAIL EROS. Cleaners & Hatters ._ . . *xh|bjl(on issue. {Copyright. 1037. MEA imite. band insists that she sit down and read the paper while the children do the dishes. Of course it all depends. There are times—as ev«ry mother knows—but if mothers continue to allow children to expect service without consideration or decent courtesy in return, the day will come when she will sadly wonder what gratitude means. We have to begin very early to ttach anything worth while. The little child's attitude toward Jiis mother is not the least of these. So, Daddy, go to it, with my blessing. You not only set the example, but you arc there to see lliat justice is done. INSURE NOW' With ROY ANDERSON ,,< and Company , Fire, Tornado, Accident;," \' Insurance , - ,i, f Orville W. 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