Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 9, 1935 · Page 2
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isf-m 1 *; i, Sbvvbx? ttmtd Pnm Fate* Civic SWfy week-t&y afternoon by Star Publishing Co., ftto". r & Alex. H. Washburn), at The Star building. 212-214 South Mope. Arkansas, C. E, PALMER, President AfcEX, tt. WASttfltJRN, Editor ami Publisher as second-class matter nt the postoffice at Hope. Arkansas Under the Act of March 3. 1897. "The newspapet is art Institution developed by modern dvil- present the news or the day, to foster commerce and Industry, - widely cifcul&ied advertisements, and to fiunish that check upon riiiif whreh fib constitution JjflS ever 'been able to provide,"—Cbl. R. """ftick. jtlon fini« (Always Payable in Advance): By eltjrcarrier, per .., per morith fee; otte yeat,,$6.50. By mail, in Hempstead, Nevada, i MtUer and Lafayette counties, $3,60 per year; elsewhere $6.50. SIMBet of The Associated Pttss! Ttie Associated Press is Sued to^the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or ," jftof otherVSse credited in this paper and also the local news published herein a. .A I,', ,|i , ,„ i—, . u_ , , ^_ • ' Advflrtfslnf? Representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., Memphis, ,, Stertck Sldg; New York City, 369 Lexington; Chicago, III.. 75 E Wack- rWe; Detroit, Mieh., 338 Woodward Ave.; St Louis, Mo., Star Bldg. -, Charges on Tributes, Etc.: Charges Will be made for ail tributes, cards ; of thanks, resolution, or memorials, concerning the departed, Commercial v iSfewspa^ts Hold to this rSoUcy in the news columns to protect their readers tem" & deluge of space-taking 1 memorials. The Star disclaims responsibiliety tot- the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. . i»y rift. MdRRIS FISHBEIN , tdltbr, Jbtlrrtal of the American Med* - iCttl Association, and of Hygeia, >* > the Health Magazine Discredited Diet System Prrfven False and Dangerous *» A. good deal has been written lately about a system of diets promoted :by t a "doctor" who is referred to a's a na- tionaDy known authority on food Science, and also as a famous Viennese 'e^iiert The records of the American Medical Association show that . the t ' gentleman is not a physician, that he j 3ft not famous, and that he is riot a , he says, has been to a large extent a spending of capital. We have been drawing on our reserves, ruining the land not merely for our descendants, but for ourselves. He sees the fight to save our soil resources—^the ifriost important of all our resources', ultimately—as the supreme test of our systems 'of democracy and private ownership. Both systems, he warns, will fall if the fight is not won; and he describes in detail what is being done and what must be done to win it. He has written an important and interesting book. Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, it sells for ?2.50. *<**» J- ^ By Olive Roberts Barton S.M.U. Prepares to Play Stanford Mtigtaings, Disposing of Texas A. & M,, Remain Unbeaten and Untied NEW YORK—(/P)—Two Toxns teams which ore aiming nt further gridiron glory In posit-seas&n Struggles on New Year's Day, Southern Methodist ami Texas Christian, kept the Southwest Conference in front as the nation's most potent footbnll group over the week-end when they concluded highly successful seasons. Southern Methodist, which will oppose Stanford in the Pasadenn Rose l3owl, hung up Its 12th consecutive victory on n schedule which Included major rivals from the Midwest and Pacific Coast as well as from the Southwest, by trimming Texas A. & M., 24 to 0. The Mustangs, watched by Tiny ThornhUl, Stanford coach, used substitutes freely but had little trouble overwhelming the Aggies on a wot field to clinch the conference itte aw«y, II rfotuftlfy a tat afvttw city and ^stiffly of Hondlului That makes ffcW&lftlu the bttfgest fclty In he world—Iff area. In the files of Rex Martin, atMKtaftt director of Air Commerce (who 1* run-, nlnfj the Stiuth Sea expedition^ from he Washington end), Is n rejtott-— ypewrltten, single-spaced, oh Ihhv niper—that makes a volume a*n Inch hick. You will never get to road It, but it means that when the time Comes to tart on airline to Australia, the eoV- •rnment will certainly hnVe all Jhe, lope. NEXT: fclenk Islands have Iratfe- HCH In their history. > • **(*/ &e&&trc<ff title, The other Texas leader, Texas 'He,has a system of diet which he ./sells •whn are interested in remarkable plans of eating, and he also sells v I'-what he calls the "zigzag" system, for - -Weight reduction. » 4 ,In this system most of the reduction is*, brought about by driving the body 16, rapid elimination, using various 'salts and cathartics. • *He also hag some, of the salts for i sale, and their names -are such that :, they must be bought in the form in The sweetness of children, little ones particularly, almost makes my heart ache. They possess a certain calm logic that is later lost sight of in the turbulence of life. I took a small fellow on my knee and asked would like Santa Glaus to bri stretch their, way to health and therefore to beauty. He thinks it an excellent idea to bend backwards and (forwards from the waistline several times a day. As soon as one of his own glamorous pupils can touch the floor with her ha"nds, meanwhile keeping knees stiff, he directs her to stand on a thick book and try to touch the floor from this elevated position. HE «"• shoua be , each d d and warns ' eac him. A ally question. I knew I was inst hlt . or . miss 'exercises of any nc*iti(f H-iini/-! anrt .~t H/-VT-Q Tint- U« I "to"" "* " Health Question Q.—At what ages do teeth ap- rjear? f A.—The first four central "incis- '&& cdme out from the sixth to the "eighth- month; the lateral incisors ironr the eighth to the 10th .month; 4he first molars from the loth' to ""the Iflth month; the canine from the 16th to the 20th month; and the second "molars from the 20th to the 3(Hh month. Then come the permanent teeth. "The first six-year molars come in from the age of 5 to 7 years, the .four central incisors from the Gth to the 8th year, the four lateral incisors •from the age of 7 to 9 years, the four first pre-molars from the • age of 8 to 10 years, thei two lower canine teeth from the age of 9 to ^ 11 years, the four second premolars from the age of 10 to 12 years, the _two upper incisors from the age of 11 to 13-years, and the four second or 12-year molars from 12 to 14 years. Wisdom teeth may come in any time after 17 years of age. Wnioh he sells them, rather than in any of the common forms in which they are generally available at the drugstores. This "doctor's" system of dieting has all the things that are wrong with any vegetarian diet, and also has the danger of causing colitis or wasting of the-body from "overphysicking." The "doctor" is convinced apparently that appendicitis can be cured by diets or by starvation, and the most dangerous advice he gives is to take some of the laxatives which he recommends at a time when suffering from appendictis. Ninety per cent of the deaths from appendicitis happen to people who try to cure themselves with cathartics or laxatives when they have abdominal pain due to an inflamed appendix. The system also goes so far as to recommend eating onions as a cure f r t|V a ncer, and its sponsor says that dv^ness can be cured by following part of his system of elimination. The whole system of diet is based on misconceptions and fallacies, and it is dangerous for the public to follow these notions. A Book a Day Py Bruce Catton being .stupid and a bore. But he clasped his little hands gravely and nodded. •" "Yes, a scooter and a car." Then added: "That's enough." Now as he is my grandson, this chap of four, I said, "Yes, it is enough, dear. But I thought you would have a whole barrel of things to ask for." "Oh, I want more things, but that's enough," he insisted. • "Well let's hear what is in (he bar-, rel," said I, , '"'"What'"did"you say'?"*' ' The Rest of the List "Tell Olive what the other things are you were thinking about." I tried to get him to call me 'Granny' from the first. But he chose the name himself. He calls his mother 'Mother,' but his father, who used to be i Daddy Dick is now plain Dick. / 'Granny' is my preference. I like it' much better than Grandma. But we are talking about Christmas and really serious things now. "I want another sled that you can ( turn. And a big wheel-barrow and a shovel, and a big yellow car like the one Teddy stepped on and broke. And a two-wheeled bicycle, but I'm too little. I can ride it, but Dick says I can't." "How about new blocks?" His old building sets are almost round from wear. "-And drably colorless, also sketchy from loss. "I have blocks," he nodded, gravely. "If Santa Glaus brings you nice new bright ones what kind would you like?" He was ready., "I need lots to make a garage, I can't make doors any more. The long ones got lost." "What about Deedie," I asked. "What does she want?" "I guess she wants my toys." "Then what do you think Santa should bring her?" How Desires Are Born "If I get a scooter and a car she'll want a scooter and a car. But she can't ride a scooter. Maybe she'd better get one anyway," he concluded. "Deedie wants a scooter and a car. Yes, that's right." "What do you think Many wants? "Mary wants everything. She pulls my hair," he laughed. "Let's tell Santa Glaus to bring her a lot of hair to pull." He laughed hard. "Mother, Olive i says for Santa Glaus to bring Mary j (the baby) some hair to pull. Isn't. that funny?" I held him close. But when he ] said, "Olive, what do you want Santa Glaus to bring you?" I filled up and wept. This four-year-old, this baby. He is not perfect. He has a temper and stamps around like a top sergeant at times. If he didn't, I v/ould not give half a snap for him. But my chief concern in life now is to live type. "Flexibility improves circulation and digestion, two improtant factors of beauty. It keeps the flesh tight and firm-looking, and decreases nervous tension and strain." You know, of course, how nervous and uncomfortable you feel when your back and neck muscles are tense. Very well, then, the next time you can't sleep, concentrate or sit quietly, get up and stretch your spinal column and waistline muscles. "Stand with legs wide apart, hands held high above your head and, keeping knees stiff, bend to touch your left toes with your right hand, go back to the original position, then reverse making left hand touch right foot. Repeat twenty times. Let your head fall forward on your Christum, which hod lost only to the Mustangs, found a stubborn rival in Snntn Clarn In a "preview" game for the Rose Bowl classic but won decisively, 10 to 6. Thercsult indicated that the Horned Frogs will be just ns tough an opponent for Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl gnme as S. M. U. will bo for Stanford. The other scattered games Saturday were of little importance in the national picture. On the West Coast, Washington turned back Southern California, 6 to 2, in n game which saw Byron Hnines, husky halfback, score all the points and thus earned a slightly higher ranking in the con, ference standing. Maryland led by the | brilliant Bill Guckeyson, trounced Western Maryland, 22 to 7, in n postseason clash to win Vhe state title. Florida, full of fight in the last quarter, salvaged something from a poor season by walloping South Carolina, 22 to 0. Except for the Bowl game, all but one of those teams ended their 1935 seasons. Southern California continues a week longer, meeting the Pittsburgh Panthers next Saturday Two other games of "major" ranking are on this week's schedule. St. Mary's California playing the University of chest and, keeping each muscle quiet c ,, f ia at Los Angcles and Utah nr\r\ rnlnvpH turn vntir npnrl slnwlv ^-"" " " and relaxed, turn your head slowly to the left as far as it will go, then to the right. Let it fall backward, open your mouth and, as you raise your head, close your motith slowly. Repeat several times. been chosen. It friend. to be "Olive"- There is one of the sanest and clearest discussions of the problem of soil erosion in "Deserts On the March," by Paul B. Sears, that this reviewer has yet seen. Profesor Sears, who is head of the botany department at the University of Oklahoma, hakes it clear that this is one of our greatest national problems—greater, in the long run, than any of our current puzzlers about unemployment, mass production, or government finance, since on the solution of it our whole future existence as a people depends. The natural forces which build up and tear down the soil, he says, are I normally in a state of equilibrium, j Man upsets the equilibrium and gives i the advantage to the forces of destrttc-1 tion. We have set oar deserts ex- "They say a woman is as old as pandJng, and the expansion takes place the looks, bui I !uiv<.- a theory that at a steadily increasing rate. Mr. Sears soberly recites the tale of the drainage we have done—how we have destroyed forests, plowed land that should remain in grass, over- DECIi\ HERE TODAY | After the dentli of her parents, lovely DANA WESTBROOK come* from alirond to mtike Uer Uoiue irlth a grandmother vhc hits never seen. Dana's Iinlf-slstcr, 'N A N C Y WALI/ACE, resell (.H Dunn's coming. Dniin'a errnudmothcr iiopcfl her yonnn granddaughter will marry rlcli HOi\AI.O MOORE, and Is elated when lie (nils In love with her. Dann. meanwhile. Him become attracted to 'DII. SCOTT STANLEY. A'ancy. who masks her love- for Ronald licltlnil nn antagonlxtic altitude, unhappily watches Ronald's Interest in Dana. JUKI ns nnXIdiisly. I'AUKA LONG watches Scott Stanley'* attraction to Dann deepen. Ronald become* Jealous ot Scott anil HtayH away. Dana wonder* what nan happened. Mrs. Cameron a»li» Scott to Htop vlsltlns Dana. . Ilclicvhie Dana sanction!* her grrandmothcr'n interference. Scott censes Ills attention*!. Dana anil Scott meet nt a dance rind, swept nloiiK by their love for each other, decide to marry. Dana breaks the news to her fjrnndinbther. MOW GO ON WITH THE STORV CHAPTER XVII fi/TRS. CAMERON sank into a •'•*•*• chair and stared at Dana. She tflt Jiu £ove X Mary ight NCA H)3S looked tired, defeated. Dana, her eyes. on the white. "So you're gettln' married," she said, as she placed hot waffles and a pitcher of melted butter before Dana, "and.,not. to Mister. Ronnie. 1 allus thought 'twould be Mister Ronnie, i could jus* see you settln down in that fine bouse. I guess Ol' Miss could, too." "I'm marrying the finest man in the world." Dana said firmly, attacking her waffle with healthy relish. its tubbed regularly. And then In winter I have a warm, woolly one. 1 wouldn't exchange them or my ol felt slippers for the best new ones you could buy." "And • my quilt, whicn I made with my own hands when 1 was younger and smarter, \s the only thing that bothers me much. Sicae- Umes Sarab gets it mixed with the new one Agatha bought at a bazaar. And do V get in a temper "Yes'm," said Sarah doubtfully, j when I find that brand-new silk "1 sure hopes so, Miss Dana!" I upstart on my bed!" At the top of the stairs Dana , Dana smiled, but there was pity met Aunt Ellen's beckoning finger. "Your Grandmother -wants the ceremony performed here, Dana,'' Aunt Ellen said, when the door closed. "She couldn't bear it if you ran away. It would bring back too many sad memories. And it would be such a blow to her pride." "We'll be glad to be married here if she wants us to," said. in her heart, rible. if life How sad. how ter- should become a groove like that. The same old quilts and slippers! Her eyes, blurred by tears, were on the bills in her hand—bills that had been bidden so long In the old leather trunk. Somehow, Dana knew Aunt Ellen would never use Dana ithem. They were a symbol ot something she had missed, of bap- drawn face of her grandmother, said, "I'm sorry to hurt you. bin I can't help H. Scott and I love each other." "Love, tommyrot!" scoffed Mrs. Cameron. "What do you know about love? What does he know about love? It will be a different story when there's rent to pay and grocery bills and you need clothes and haven't the money to buy 'em." "We know all that," Dana said, "but we're not worried." "Not worried now." Mrs. Cameron said darkly. "More fool, you! He's a fool, too. He might have had a chance to gel up In the world, but there'u no chance now. Saddling himself with a young wife before he's able to support one. You'll both live to regret it. Mark my She got to her feet then, swaying under the stress of her words like a broken reed bent by the wind. "Here, Sarah, give me a hand." The excited voices had drawn Aunt Ellen and Nancy. Sarah, In humble devotion to her mistress, was hovering near, too. Aunt Ellen follower! her sister, LUJCJ- wuiii.v-iii lit jiiv nu w ja iiw live; •»-...••. «..»» VU4 . u ..-wi. .. v . „. — . — ., long enough to see him grow up. And with frightened eyes. Nancy said Deedie and Mary. I am not Grandma excitedly: "So you're going to or Granny. Already my status has] marry Scott Stanley! Well. 1 am By Alicia Hart surprised. I didn't know he was the marrying kind. There are lots j "Aunt Elleu!" breathed of girls who will envy you. Dana, j"01i. poor darling!" Aunt Ellen looked at Dana in a sort of breathless wonder. "1 think you're very brave," she said finally. "And I believe you will be happy." "Oh, thank you, Auut Ellen," Dana cried. "I know we will!" "Wait. Dana—I have something for you. It's a wedding present." Aunt Ellen crossed to an old trunk in the corner of ber room and opened It. After a moment she came back, holding a worn chenille purse in her hand. "There's almost $100 In this purse," she said In a low tone. "It's been there 50 years. Old money, but !t will buy some of the pretty things every young girl should have when she marries." "I couldn't," Dana cried. "I wouldn't take It from you for anything In the world." "It will grieve mo if you don't," her aunt said. "Dear Aunt Ellen, I couldn't take your savings!" "It was saved many years ago." Aunt Ellen's voice was almost a whisper. "You see, dear, I too expected to be married. To someone handsome and young, and »ery poor. Your grandmother had mar rled well, and she was bitter because I wouldn't be as comfortable and secure. 1 bad always looked up to her, and obeyed her. In the end, 1 gave up my fiance, and after a while be married someone else. He was Scott's grandfather, Dana." Dana. even though he hasn't a bank account. "You see, I feel a sort of claim on Scott, too. And then 1 would "Scott anil I aren't afraid to be Hke this money to be used for grazed prairies and turned them into sandy wastes, and promoted ever more destructive floods. Our great agricultural production, pour," Dana answered proudly. "Lota of people have been poor and married. Think ot the pioneers." "Don't be simple, Dana. The good old pioneering days are gone. That was before orchid corsages had been invented, silk stockings were counted among curreui. necessities, and smari, expensive cars were rolling around." You couldn't expect Nancy to un- she is only as .jld us her back mus- derstand! N'ancy wasn't In love, cles," declares Donald Loumis, trainer of Hollywood stars. "Allow the feck to grow stiff and onger flexible." he- tc muscles be- the body is no continued. "The come tense and ::tiff. a woman starts to show her age." Mr. Loomis advis.es ;\"il women to wasn't being married today to the most wonderful man In the world. Dr. Scott Stanley. t * » rynVNSTAIRS, Sarah served ^ breakfast with a mournful countenance. what it was originally intended—a trousseau." D ANA took the money wonder- Ingly. The worn bills crackled under her hand. Perhaps they would be falling to pieces soon. "How unhappy you must have been!" Dana said. "At first, yes. It was a long time before 1 could be reconciled. But now it is all like a dream. It's been nice here with Aga'.ha. We've always bad enough to get along. I've liked my big, comfortable room. It just fits me. I don't like new things, dear. My old purple crepe kimono Is as good as new, summer after summer, when piness she had lacked the courage to take. "I'll take this money," she said suddenly. "Thank you, dear, dear Aunt Ellen. You've always been so kind and understanding." She h'ugged her aunt close, pressing her radiant face against tho wrinkled cheek. Fight to keep your happiness, Dana." "I'll fight like everything," Dana said. The words had almost the sound oE a prayer. * * * T was a home wedding, but it might have been anywhere for all it mattered to Dana and Scott. Someone—Aunt Ellen, Daan ans- pected—hncl lighted the ivory candles in a stately old candelabra. There were flowers, brought In from the garden and arranged in vases and bowls. They perfumed the room and the flickering tapers cast a spell of beauty. Then the deep, earnest tones of the minister . . . "with all my worldly goods I thee endow , . ." Scott's earnest voice. Then "a quite definite pinch on Dana's arm. Scott couldn't be serious — not even at his own wedding. Glancing up at him. Dana saw that Scott's eyes, like his tone, were solemn. Dana wore a dark gray suit of soft woolen material. Her small, gray hat had a darker gray bow at a perky angle. Pinned to her shoulder was a bouquet ol orchipa. Dana bad bemoaned Snott's Ajcfc- lessness. while adoring him Bending the orchids. What was it Nancy had said about orchids and sills stockings? What an odd thought to have while you were being married. Perhaps it was because Scott was just concluding the phrase, "1 do endow." Now the minister was beginning facing Hamaii-at Honolulu. -»a • U. S. Colonizes (Continued fr*m page one) Nevada County To (Continued from pnge <me) VteClure and Jud Bush; Sheriff: 3. R, Wilson. Parker Township (Bodcaw Box)— Juges: H. S. Herring, R. L. Martin, T. 5, Goodwin; Clerks! 0. D,' May and Doyle Bailey; Sheriff: Charley Maltl- son. , » Parker Township (Union Box)— Tudges: P. E. Butler. Earl Russell, Earl Beeves; Clerks: C; H." Butler and A. C. iMncher; Shnriff: S. L, Maltison. Hedland Township (Liberty Box)—' Tudges: H. E. Hnynie. Clint Barham, Dave Snrtdusky; Clerks: M, J. Tnvlor nnd T. E. Belrne; Sheriff: J. L. Danells. . Redlnnd Township (New Hope Box) —Jutlpes: George DeWoody, Steele McClellnnd. M. E. Cummlnss; Clerks: W. A. Barlow and W. F. Gulllck; Sheriff: W. E, Coltingbftm. . Taylor Township (Willisvillc Box) —Judges: J. J. Barr, ,T, R. O'Keefe, E. S. KellOHg; Clerks: .Harold O'KcefC and Arthur West: Sheriff: J. R. Atkins. Taylor Townahin (Waterloo Box)— JudRes: G. S. Allder. Sam Comer, A. C. Waldreo; Clerks: Roy Mitchell and B. G. Winberry: Sheriff: I..P. Mitchell. Union Townshiu—Judees: W. B. Gillispio, John Nichols. Luke Carter; Clerks: J. E. Barlow and Imbn T. Wilson; Sheriff: A. E. Adams. Commissioners: W. S. Martin, J. K. Prescott and F. E. Murrnh. (Continued from pajfe one) ts a Wethoa of sttUsfactorliy financing j the 'cdntonnlnl citebTHtloh which ltd adceptnble 16 a majority of the people! in the slate," Mr, Couch wrote. *T "The commission Is not undertake Ing to force any plan on the people, we can have n full discussion of tht matter all over the state, a plan nc* testable to the majority will umloubt-i be found." Other plans which have been sug-1 gestcrt were listed by Mr. Couch, Ml fbllows: '. 1 Removal of exemptions in sales t'axf law. Increase In gallonagc tax on liquor | sold Ih the state.. Tax on salaries of city, county and stale officials In excess of $200 ..a j yetir. A drinker's license at $1 for the! privilege of being allowed to buy liquor !n Arkansas. A tax on radios. Increased tax on horse and dog rdc- -. ing and pttrimutuel betting. The sale of 1,000,000 acres of slate | tax title land at 5fl cents i\h acre whlfchj would produce- $500,000 of which $300,000 would be appropriated for thej centennial nnd the balance to the ojd age pension fund. ; Mr. Couch pointed out that since tftc celebration will be state-wide, couniyl organizations must be set up and! urged thut members of the comtnts*] sion cnll meetings of representative] business men for this purpose. "I'll be frank' with you," said the young man when the embrace over. "You're not the first girl;.I ever kissed." "I'll be equally frank with y she answered. "Youvc got a lot to learn." •Mi WANTED-HEADING BOLTS White Orik—Whisky and OH grade,' Ovcrcup, Post Oak and Red Oak, Round Sweet Gum Blocks. For prices and specifications, See HOPE HEADING COMPANY Phone 245 Hope, Ark/ "Why did Sally break her engagement with Jack?" "She tried to cut her initials on a window with the diamond he gave her nnd—" "Didn't it work " "Well, when she looked for the initials, she found them on the.dia- mond." those solemn words "whom God batb joined together, let no man put asunder." It was realty, wonderfully true. She and Scott were married! And nothing, nothing in the world would ever separate them. Forever and ever. Aunt Ellen glanced up at ber sister just then. There was 8 strange gleam in Mrs. Cameron's dark eyes and ber lips straightened In a relentless, ominous line. (To Be Conttoss'i) be fueling points for the giant ships All had to pass rigid physical examinations. The islands arc no place foi invalids. A ship will visit them every four months with water and food, Most of their supplies are kept buried just in case a tramp steamer woulc come along and decide to play pirate as there are only four youths on each island to defend their stores. There seems to be some haziness about who really owns these islands That is the reason the government has kept so quiet about.it. They arc listed on some haps as British. There ib evidence the British have been on them some time in the past. But we are claiming them. It look? as though our claim is good. Bu there may be a dispute. Here is the record: The three islands were discovered by American seamen between 1832 and 1842. They weren't anything to be very proud of; just bumps of gray sand sticking out of the water no bigger than a good-sized ranch. American whalers often visited them, to gather birds' eggs when their supplies were low. The First Colony In 1857 an American company, formed in New York, sent colonists to the islands to dig guano deposits for fertilizer. The islands were possessed again at that time for America by Capt. John Patty, of the Hawaiian schooner Lihiliho. The digging went on for 22 years, and the guano was sent to the States and sold for a high price. During all this time, American men and women lived there. Then, in 1879. one of the men in charge of the South Sea guano digging pulled what is known as a fast one on the home office. He reported to New York that the guano wus all gone. So the company abandoned its colony there. But the guano wasn't gone at all. Tons of it were lying there, already dug. The sly official had a scheme to sell it for himself in Australia. One boat load was sold, but the ship was lost on its second voyage. There has been no guano digging, or any habitation, on Jarvis or Baker or Howland from that clay to this—more than 50 years. Hawaii Junction The map shows how these islands lie in relation to possible airline routes to Australia. Any such airline would branch south of Hawaii. And it would also go through Samoa, for that is on a direct line to Australia. Samoa is our southernmost possession. It is probable that an American company would run the line as far south as New Zealand, where a British company would take over and run it on to Australia. Our problem, then, is how to get the planes from Honolulu to New Zealand. There are a number of possible routes from Honolulu as far as Samoa. One would dog-leg to the east, with a division point on Jarvis island, 1600 miles from Honolulu. Another route would dog-leg to the west, stopping at Johnston Island first, then either Baker or Howland (they're only 35 miles apart.) and then Samoa. A third route would be to go straight through, with a stopover at Kingman Reef or Palmyra Island. But neither of these islands is half way to Samoa, and that would mean an awful lot of water on the second day's hop. Hurricane Refuge. Swain's Island, not far north of Samoa, could be used if there was a hurricane or something wrong at Samoa. Both Swain's and Palmyra Islands arc privately owned, are thickly grown with tropical vegetation, and look just like the islands in the steamship ads. Palmyra Island, although a thousand T O L--E--T E X OIL COMPANY Special—5 Gal. Hi-Grade $1.50 Lube Oil Phone 370 Day and Night GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES Waffle CC AK Irons 3*0.43 Harry W. Shiver Plumbing-Electrical Phone 259 Let Us toii^Up and Tonic-Up Your Car For Wintlr Maybe you've been looking with longing eyes at some of the new cars but can't see your way clear to make the grade just now. Let us prove to you that your old car isn't down and out yet, even though it may look that way. * We can probably put it in prime shape for at least another season at very small cost. Drive it in tomorrow and let us look it over and give you an estimate, HOPE AUTO CO. Expert Repair Service For All Makes of Cars Wrecker Service Phone 654 Christmas Cards Cheery bits of the holiday spirit, expressed la clever ., artwork mid bright paper! You'll want to remember all your friends with a collection of the new Chi-lslinus cards wu're showing, An Excellent Selection OF Engraved and Sheer Sheen Cards Our Representative Will Be Glut! to Call. Star Publishing Co. ^f —-_«i '•Printing That Makes Au Impression" Phone 76S

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