Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 8, 1942 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 8, 1942
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fe Modern $ .* ioneers Go Alaska Is the Frontier of the United States K „ * y'By SAM JACKSON •• AJP Feature Sen-Ice Writer v JTUNEAU, Alaska—If during or after ' 3 these troubled limes you feel an urge y W get away from it all and really /, pioneer, you could do worse than try . Alaska. They made lots of fun of husky, mtddle-aged Paul Satko when he left Tacoma more than a year ago in a Crudely constructed "ark" to establish himself and his family on the edge of Tongass forest wilderness. The authorities tried to stop him. But I can testify from a personal inspection that Satko and family are doing all right. They have even re^ cently added a member to their brood of seven whom—with Father Satko's [, sublime indifference to conventional ' ways— they have christened "North Sea Meridian." It's a girl. 1 The ark is a wreck. But it was not s •wrecked on the long voyage north, as .confidently predicted, but at Eagle .River landing in the Juneau Channel •which was just where Satko wanted > to go. • Five miles inland the Satkos have "taken up and cleared land and erect• eda log dwelling that is less a cabin ' than an auditorium. Hazel, 20, works !-^in a Juneau photo shop. Edward, 19. A is a welder on a defense job Joe, 17. ',_runs the tractor on the "farm." Grace. ACNE IS A PAINFUL CURSE ' Try the clearing-up help of Black and ;, White Ointment's antiseptic action. .. Help lessen pain's ugly effect on looks. %&• To remove grime, oily film, use mild superfatted Black and White Skin Soap. HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS I Send My Clofhes to Hall Bros. And once you send your clothes to HALL BROS, to be cleaned and pressed you'll never want to switch to any other cleaner. Hall Bros, work is satisfactory in every detail, and it's these little things that makes the difference. • Send us Your Clothes Today! Phone 385 "A trial will prove it" HALL BROS. Cleaners and Hatters 12, and David 8, help Mamma around the house and look after Billie, 8, Betty, 5, and toddling year-old North Sea Meridian. It's the old case of "They laughed when the waiter spoke to me in French." They laughed at Satko when he pioneered after his own fashion. But his family is eating heartily and sleeping warmly, and with reasonable breaks in farming, fishing and trapping he may yet be a rich man. A more meteoric pioneer who hove into sight recently was Dr. F. H. Pen- covic. a slender wellgroomed man with a bearded, finely-chiselled face, who described himself as a lecturer on philosophy. Dr. Pencovic stepped out of the vast and dangerous forests of northern British Columbia, after a trek on foot of roughly 1,000 miles from Hazelton, B. C., to Skagway. More amazing, he had his wife with him and his two small children, Von Christa, 4, and La Veta Devon, 2. There were also two disciples, Ed Griffith and Ruth Britzell. I spent several enlightening hours with the Pencovic party but was never enlightened as to why they made this extremely dangerous trip. Most publicized of Alaska pioneers are those who settled the great Mat- anuska Valley under government auspices at the depth of the depression. The whole project was the center of tempests of economic and political controversy. A concise current summary: The crops have been successful, the colonists have not. Main current issues in what seems headed for perpetual squabbling are these: Whether the loans so freely granted by the government are so great that the individual farmer can never "get out from under," and secondly, whether the cooperative marketing organization is functioning the way it should. But with thousands of troops now stationed in Alaska and seaborne commerce threatened by enemy action, the essential value of having fresh farm products grown at Matanuska probably will not be questioned As you sail north along the thousands of islets of the Inland Passage, you see here and there a spoc where some family has hewn a ^>lace for itself out of the forest of hemlock and pine. Most of these people make a living from fishing—about six weeks a year of intensive work and the rest of the time on just household chores. The University of Alaska (farthest aorth in the world and with an enrollment of only 308) has done its best to tell prospective settlers—or pioneers, if you like—just what they need co know. It has a booklet, "Information for Prospective Settlers in Alaska." The gist of it is: Have some farm experience and at least $2,500 to see you through the first year. Bomb-Shelter Dryer Perfected in Sweden STOCKHOLM —W— An apparatus for eliminating moisture in bombproof shelters has been perfected in Sweden. It consists of a unit in which moisture is extracted from the air through condensation on metal surfaces, cooled through a refrigerating compressor, the condenser of which is used for reheating the air. The refrigerator fans, coils, electric equipment and automatic controls are all built into a compact casing which is easy to handle and to install in any locality. The unit can also be used for ventilating purposes, being then simply switched over to supply warmed outdoor air, heated by means of an electric coil. Remember Pearl Harbor Within two weeks of the atack on Pearl Harbor, emblem pins came out with the slogan "Remember Pearl Harbor." In one copyrighted design the slogan is surrounded by American flags. The pin is made in a combination of gold-tone metal and red, white and blue enamel. Contents: One Fighter Plane Workmen "wrap up" c very welcome Bund/e lor Britain—a Mustang lighter. This scene at the North American Aviation pjanl is fypical, (2ie flvialion News Committee reports, ol the efficiency with which planes ol this fype are crated lo: delivery by ship to the British. The Mustang's horizontal stabilizer is being pushed into its cradle in (his picture. Not* the slim fuselage, wrapped in heavy paper. Harrison in Hollywood By PAUL HARRISON, NEA Service Correspondent Vera's Vague but Not in the Brain No loose, careless work'marisfiip in Dickie's, nor faulty materials, nor short-cuts to "economy"! No, sir, not in Dickie's! These superior matched shirts and pants are built to stand wear, tough, exacting wear. Whatever your, occupation, Defense Worker, rancher, mechanic, you'll find Dickie's a real economy to buy—and a comfort to wear. Ask for these superior garments next time—and examine the difference. They'll cost you no more. t :•• D/ckies HOLLYWOOD—One recent morn-© ing Barbara Jo Allen, who is Vera Vague, answered the front bell at. her house and stared in surprise at the caller standing on the porch, "Oh ah—pardon me," murmured the com- edianne in confusion. "I thought you were at the back door." Now maybe you think that was a nilwitticism typical of tho Vague character, but I figure it was more like the perplexity of an absent-minded professor. Miss Allen is no more a flutier-brain than she is a goggle-eyed biddy in outlandish clothes and bird-nest hats. She is an intellectual glamor girl. At least, she's very attractive, and she has been educated at Stanford, the University of California, and the Sorbonne in Paris. Neither screen nor radio has done much about exposing these qualities. In fact, many a fan, seeing her for the first time, has refused to believe that she is Vera Vague. Certainly there is nothing in her assuerd manner, her pertinent talk or her low voice that's remininiscent of the dithcry chatter she chirps into mircophones. Goes for Robinson In nearly all of her dozen or so pictures, Miss Allen has had comedy roles with nothing flattering in the line of make-up or costumes. She also has had comedy romances—with Jimmy Duranto, Jerry Colonna and Billy Gilbert. The only really shrious one involved Don Ameche. Just now, in "Larceny, Inc.," Miss Allen is planying the role of a moonstruck lingerie shop proprietress who keeps making goo- goo eyes at Edward G. Robinson, She is allowed to be reasonably attractive, but not very bright. Brown-eyed Barbara Jo Allen has a figure that would make many a sweater girl green-eyed. Away from the sound stages, she's one of the best- dressed women in Hollywood. Being tall, poised, utterly assured and dircet in manner, she reminds me most of Rosalind Russell, but nearly everyone eke thinks she closely resembles Kay Francis. Around town, she's always being asked for Kay Francis' autographs, and she always graciously obliges. "It's much easier than trying to explain who I really am," Miss Allen said. "They wouldn't believe me, anyway." She's the only player using two names professionally, sometimes being screen-credited as Cera Vague, but identified as Barbara Jo Allen in her more serious roles. She'd like more of the latter; in fact, she was established in radio and well on her way to dramatic prominence on the itage when the screwball charateriza- tion rose up and attached itself to her. Clubby Chatter Miss Allen once had attended i club meeting at which a woman speaker, attempting to talk about litarary matters;, floundered and circled through ;< maze of generalities without being able to remember the title, author or even much about the theme of any book. Some months later, having been trapped into a promise 10 entertain at some other function, Miss Allen worked up ti monolog based on the bland confusion of that dizzy clubwoman. She almost abandoned hie satire at the lust minute Heart Tugs in Class B Story Best Is Story of Little Girl Lost for 5-Doys By RAY PEACOCK Again in 1941 it was true that the events which interested newspaper readers the most were those which reached out and touched them in some way—warmed the heart, stirred the imagination, tickled the funny bone. And 1941 was prolific in such stories. You all remember Pam, even if you recall only vaguely that she was a lost child. For eight dnys the curly- haired five-year-old wandered on the wooded slopes of Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire. Then, hungry and dirty, her tiny feet swollen and frostbitten, Pam was found on a mountain trail—smiling and unafraid. The good news put a lump in throats of people who read daily of mass disasters without being affected. Full name: Pamela Hollingsworth, of Lowell, Mass. And there was the Lone Ranger, whose death was ironical to adults, temporarily tragic to children. In real life Earl W. Greaser, 32, he was killed when he dozed off driving his automobile. To win a $50 bet, George Hopkins parachuted onto Devil's Tower, spire- like volcanic formation rising 1,280 feet above the Wyoming plain. Hopkins intended to land on the tower —and did. But he couldn't get down. He stayed there for six days, tents, blankets and food being dropped to him Finally, eight mountain climbers reached the top, lowered the apologetic George in a rope cradle. Hearline punsters had a midsummer fiolicfay wjlen Japanese j-,ilk supplies were cut off and caused a "run" on stocking counters, drove women shoppers to "sheer" madness, caused the Department of Agriculture to "go out on a limb" with the assertion that cotton fabric hosiery would be very chi-chi. Long-standing myths surrounding Thursday, January 3, 1942 °' Mmc. Lupescu, friend of ex-King Carol of Rumania, wore punctured by John Evans of The Associated Press. On the snme ship with the two as they fled from Europe, Evnns was able to report that her name was Elena, not Magda; that she was tall and slender, not short and fat; that her hair was soft reddish blond, not flaming red; also that he had pictures to prove everything. Three hundred and fifty troops in the 110th Quartermaster Regiment—or some of them, anyway—shouted "Yoo- Hoo" at a group of Memphis girls in shorts and started a controversy thiit died 'midst national hilarity. Resentment arose over the discipline march ordered by Lieut, General Ben Lear, foe of rowdyism and upholder of Army morale, but the public learned that in the Army the general is always right. Another controversy with, the same blend of bitterness and humor was the shortage of oil and gasoline in eastern states announced by Secretary Ickos, as oil administrator. Ickes warned of the shortage in May as U. S. tankers were diverted to Britain's use, and in July urged a pipeline to the east. Railroads retored that 20,000 tank cars were idle, which Ickes knocked down to 5,192. An eastern gasoline cm-few followed, but the "crisis" passed in late October. Still another feud was that between ASCAP lAmerican Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) which if nothing else, resulted in a tremendous revival of old American song favorites. o " Colil-nioodcd The blood of « cold-blooded animal is not always cold, but lakes the temporal tire of the air or water in which the animal lives. By n 19-10 agreement the U. S. will get half of Bolivia's tin out-put for five years. NOW SHE SHOPS CASH AND CARRY' Without Painful Backache Many BuffororB relieve nagging backneho quickly, once they discover that tho real fa ciuiso 01 their troublo may bo tired kidneys. The kidneys nro Nature o chief way of taking the excess nclds nml wnato out of tho blood. They help most people pass about 3 pints n day. When disorder of kfdney function permits poisonous matter to remain In your mood, it mny cnuso nagging backache, rhoumatio paina, leg pains, loss of pep and energy, getting up I ) nights, swelling, puflmcBS under tho eyes, v ' headaches find dizziness. Frequent or scanty pnssngcs with smarting nnd burning some- • times shows there is something wrong with your kidneys or bladder. Don't waitl Ask your drugeist for Donn s Pills, used successfully by millions for over 40 years. They givo happy relief nnd will help tho 15 miles of kidney tunes Hush out nompn- ff\ ous waste from your blood. Get Doan s Tills. **^ Ad. No. 08 NEW 1942 MODEL — Advertising Special $15 UNDERWOOD ELEDcET Tc SHAVER Only 50 to he sold at this Two Hour Sale, by arrangement with the manufacturers of this Nationally Advertised ?15 Dry Shaver—we arc limited to 50 only. Get Yours At Once—Limit 2 to a Customer—Ivory Case — (lubber Grip Pigskin Pouch 5 Hours Only! 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When she showed up at the studio, officials at first were indignant at what they thought was a hoax. Movie writers seldom have been able to provide her with roles in the original Vera Vague mood. j. o. PCNNCY co.. INC. 2nd Thrilling Week of AMAZING VALUES! WHITE: SHIRTS '&PANTS. GRADUATED SIZES fya&tofrtt&e PERFECT COMFORT We Have a Complete Stock of DICKIE'S SHIRTS AND PANTS McDOWELL'S R. 3rd HOPK Phone 510 Well, It Sure Was a Bad, Bad Dream ROANOKE, Va.-i/P»—Miss Margaret Pearman, state employment service secretary, hasn't a crystal ball and doesn't claim occult powers, but on the morning of December 7, 19-11, she awakened and told her family that Japan had bombed Manila and the United Stales had gone to war. She thought at first she had heard the news by radio, but then realized she had dreamed it. Her dream was almost identical with news of the outbreak of war broadcast later in the day. —^ »--«!»Kentucky IULS a town named Chui'- ley arid Texai, hai one named Charlie- HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS Sky Fury and the Gibbs Family By JAMES E. HELBERT Maybe it can't happen here, but maybe it can. Anwway for probably the best combined written and pic- torical account of how it, meaning the bombing of civilians, tears apart the busincsf-as-usual manner of life sen "The Battle of Waterloo Road"( Random House: $2). Diana Forbes-Robertson with words and Robert Capa with pictures make plain for even the most ostrich-minded what the crash of bombs means when it blows up your church, cleaves your butcher shop through the middle, bites your Cousin Jane's house into 20,000 pieces. Devoid, thankfully, of tearjerking words and pictures (he book nroves that bombs, just as the rain, fall on the just and the unjust, bankers and beggers. Here is the story of what Mad Adolf's winged bearers of the New Order did to London borough of Lambeth and particularly Waterloo Road. Another mass murderer also once had a fling at a place called Waterloo. Among those Goering couldn't bomb and burn out is the vicar, Father Hutchinson. When the authors called on him, he greeted them: "You come to a house where no one possible could be living and that's where I live." Night after night he herded his flock into his church until the night "the old church gathered the full fury of the blow into her heart and gave her life for her children. Now we take to the crypt for worship, as better Christians have done before us, until this church shall rise gloriously from the ruins. "The" people of Watetloo Road, however, arc the Gibbs family. Mr. Gibbs, a policeman by day, is air raid warden by night. Mrs. Gibbs is a sort of mother-general of the neighbor and their four children are all active in some sort of defense. Their day would make a combination steel worker, farmer and circus roustabout sound like a few minutes at a fashion salon. "One more day is over, a quiet day of a London family. An ordinary family, too, but their evcrydayness is an answer to Hitler"—an answer American families may have to learn the hard way. —• —«» • <m. 53 Years Is Enough in Public Life MAWAH, N J.—(A'>— After 53 years in public life, 75-year-old Mayor James Devine has retired to his farm to raise flowers and vegetables. During his career he held every elective office in the township and several county and state positions. He .says now, "Public life is a fine thing for young folks, but not so good for old folks." Siiii.il .Seers Scottish maidens once placed taiails on .slates in thr- thought that their IwiMin.y, cmnkfil I...its iniylii. spell (Mil tilt name;, of futui't husbands. . tr A-j««y.ffiafc * *Ji WELS SHOP OUR STORE FOR MANY OTHER OUTSTANDING VALUES DURING THIS WHITE GOODS EVENT. 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