Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 2, 1942 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, February 2, 1942
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HOP! STAR, MOPE, ARKANSAS Kid From Across Tracks Donald Nelson, : • Production Boss, Lived on Wrong Side fv •< *£ HENRY B. JAMESON AT Feature Service •> HANNIBAL, Mo. - Donald M. Nel's«n lived on the "wrong side" of -. Bear Creek here as a boy but that v "Blade no difference. He was, in spite <rf it, one of the best known and h best liked kids in town. He was a handsome, raw-boned jrouth; a brilliant student but not a bookworm; a good athlete; a promising young actor who always played the villain in school plays, and leader of the South Side gang which lined up and threw rocks at the North ' Siders who tried to come over their way. Some of his old schoolmates still recall how they envied Don because s he was the only kid on the South Side who owned a goat cart Little Lord Fauntleroy t He wasn't a toughie—in fact, he ^.wore his Lord Fauntleroy suit longer than most of the boys—but he got ' into plenty of fights and usually won. That Lord Fauntleroy was one of "the dark moments in Donald's life. /At the grownup age of eight or nine his grandmother, with whom he lived, _ still insisted on his wearing it to Sun" day School. f v! The other boys snickered plenty but didn't dare to laugh out loud. They knew it meant a poke in the nose af- "ter church. Normal, American Boy ^ And so it was the life of a normal, red-blooded American boy in the closing years of the "horse and buggy 1 ' era that Donald Nelson, the nation's new war production boss, spent ( in Hannibal, the boyhood home of | Mark Twain, in the 1890's and the early apart of the new century. Born in 1888, he was the son of Quincy Nelson, a "katy" railroad engineer, and Mary Ann MacDonald Nelson, both well known and popular residents. The old frame house that was his birthplace still stands in the 1200 block on Lyon Street. Donald was barely three years old when his mother died and he was reared by Grandmother MacDonald. The South Side may have been called the "wrong side" but old timers recall a lot of fine folk came from over there. - Rollicking Boyhood 4 Those rollicking boyhood days are still near to Nelson's heart. He still likes to live over those times when •he played corner-lot baseball, carried newspapers, explored the caves and roamed the hills and trails made famous by Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. His long and gruelling days in 'Washington are not too busy to hark „ back to them. This was demonstrated ^recently when John W. Mahoney, one 'Vof, Donald's boyhood chums, went to Washington on a national defense mis- j^siqn. Nelson was elated over Ma- hohey's presence and after the bus- OUT OUR WAY ByJ.R. Williams YOU WATCH MORE. CLOSELY FOR THOSE LITTLE PIECES GETTIM THROUGH THAT .SIFTER." WHY, THERE. OUGHT TO BE. AT LEAST HALF A BUCKETFUL OF COAL IM THAT PILE. OF ASHES.' NJ \»VM\li\ii\! &ORM THiRTV YEARS TOO SOON Monday; February 2, t$42 Going Back to the Trees Belief At Last For Your Cough fICreomulsion relieves promptly because it goes right to the seat of the •trouble to help loosen and expel term laden phlegm, and aid nature 'to soothe and heal raw, tender, in- fl&med bronchial mucous membranes. Tell your druggist to sell you * bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding you must like the way it quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. GREOMULSION for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis iness was settled, they slipped off to the quiet of his private office to talk over "kid days" while important callers cooled their heels outside. Nelson was an honor student at the Hannibal High School from which he was graduated in 1906, and the University of Missouri where he won membership in both Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Chi Sigma, honorary engineering and chemistry fraternities, respectively. Lessons Came First Even as a youngster, his lessons came first. When the other boys came home from school, they flung their books on the table, and dashed out doors to play. When Don came home from school, he got his lessons done first and then went out to play. "His powers of concentration were such that he didn't have to study hard," recalls Sinclair Mainland, former mayor of Hannibal and Nelson's roommate at Missouri. "He always said in those days that his exercise consisted of running up and down a column of figures." This is gross exaggeration because Nelson was fond of all sports and played baseball and football in high school. Mainland insists his temper was all that kept him off the college teams. "Temper?" says Mainland, "they talk about his being so calm and easy going now, but he really had a temper hi those days." Nelson played in one baseball game at Missouri—he was supposed to be the best first baseman the coach had ever seen—but he got in a hot argument with the umpire and walked off the field determined to stick to chemistry. Contrary to some reports that he worked his way through college tending furnaces and doing odd jobs, friends say Nelson had a good allowance for those days—?50 or $60 a month—and any -waiting on tables or firing furnaces that he did was for extra pocket change. Expert Pool Player He was one of the best pool players in his class, and always had the smelliest pipe on the campus. Nelson wanted to be a school teacher; he has hinted that he still would like to return to "Old Mizzou" as a professor of chemistry. He took what he intended to be a temporary job I'M SENDING HIM CAMELS REGULARLX THE/'RE FIRST WITH MEN IN THE SERVICE SPECIAL CARTON for men In the service Your dealer has Camels already wrapped _ with complete instructions for mailing Actual sales records in Post . Exchanges, Sales Commissaries, Ship's Stores, Ship's Service Stores, and Canteens show that with men in the ^rmy, the Navy, the Marines, and the Coast Guard the favorite cigarette is AMEL **1 THE CIGARETTE OF COSTLIER TOBACCOS Prescott News By HELEN HESTERLY Basket-Bail Game O The Junior boys of Prescott won over the Arkadelphia Junior boys Friday night with a score of 38 to 21. The Cale girls beat the Prescott girls twenty-three to twelve. Southwest Arkansas Meet Opens Friday Prescott will complete the annual Southwest Arkansas meet, which opens Friday, and continues through Saturday at the Nashville High School. In the Junior boys tournament, Prescott will play Nashville; Senior boys tournament Prescott will play Magnolia. In the Senior girls' tournament Prescott will play Nashville. Chuck Hatfield, former State Teachers college basketball star, will officiate the tournament. Society Miss Corrie Conkling arrived Saturday from St. Joseph, Missouri to joni her mother, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Corrie Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thompkins. They will return to St. Joseph next week. Telephone 163 Miss Carrie Mae Huskey is spending her mother, Mrs. Corrie Scott and the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jim Black and Mr. Black. Miss Ruth Miller has returned from Shreveport, where she has been spending a few days with her mother. Miss Theo Butler is spending the week-end with her parents in Willisville. Miss Jean Chandler left Saturday for Little Rock. She will enter training for a nurse at St. Vincent's hospital. Miss Maxinc Martin of Camden is spending the week-end with her mother, Mrs. Ida Martin. Calendar Tuesday Rotary Club meets at the Broadway Hotel, at 12 noon. Weslcyan Guild meets with Miss Frances Bailey. Wednesday Meeting of the Sessions at the First Presbyterian Church at 7:30. Harrison in Hollywood •y PAUL HARRISON, NEA Service Correspondent It's 'Over There' Over Here Again HOLLYWOOD — It's autumn of®— 1917 on the set of "Yankee Doodle Dandy"; the scene is Camp Merritt, Long Island; the occasion is the in- troduijtion of George M. Cohan's great war song, "Over There." On the night it really happened, while Nora Bayes was singing, a power plant failure produced a blackout which was broken dramatically by the use of spotlight from a circle of army trucks. That detail is being enacted now, except Fances Langford is the unifomed singer and Jimmy Cagney is the song-and-dance man who goes on the platform and helps lead the soldier audience in a couple of choruses. Nobody's obliged to do any real singing during this action because voices, band and bugles are roaring from a pre-recorded sound track. But everyone does sing, and the slimax of it is stirring enough to make the hair rise on the back of your neck. Frances Relaxes As she leaves the set after the shot, Miss Langford pauses to give autographs to a few doughboy extras. She's a radio personality and not often seen at the movie studios. "This is a relief," she says, sitting down and strelching out her feet in their high- laced, pointed shoes. "It's a relief, I mean, to be singing something besides ballads for a change. "It's exciting, isn't it? No, I never sang 'Over There' before, but I remember it. I remember it from the theater in Lakeland, Fla. My mother played the piano there, and every time a war scene came on the screen she'd go into this tune." Most exciting to Miss Langford is her entertainment work at Army camps. There's no audience so appreciative as a bunch of soldiers, she says, unless it's a bunch of sailors. The latter applaud her with tacks of letlers and she answers every one. The fan mail problem is getting awfully expensive, the singer admitted nervously, especially with all the requests for photographs. She pays for everything, including an office and secretaries to keep the mail moving. Most of her letters go to the fleet, and as she sings she likes to remember that her voice is going <>• to darkened ships in the velvet blackness of the Atlantic, and to ships boil- in 1912 in the laboratories of Sears, Roebuck & Company, with the expectation that as soon as he had saved enough money he would go to Princeton for his doctor's degree. Instead he rose to a $70,000-a-year job as vicepresident, a position he relinquished to devote all his energies to winning the war in the second most important job in the nation. The home folks were not surprised to hear that lie forgot to ask about the salary—many times .smaller—until he wa- already on the payroll. ing through sunny Orienlal seas. Freaks Demanded Hollywood may be freakish in some ways, but when Alfred Hitchcock tried to round up a sideshow company for a sequence in "Saboteur" he had to do a Barnum-like job of fakery. Midget Billy Curtis, a full-fledged actor from dozens of movies, was available, and Pedro de Cordoba doubles as a salisfactory thin man. For a bearded lady, though, whiskers had to bo spirit-gummed on the face of a character actress. And for Siamese twins, Hitchcock hired twin dancers, Jeanne and Lynn Romer,'who achieve unity by wriggling into costumes that have been sewed together. It's significant that in all this region of feminine emaciation, there wasn't a suitable fat woman. Hitchcock, who is the fatlest man in Hollywood, had to import Marie Le Deaux from a carnival in Arizona. Marie weighs only 350 pounds, but she's also ; mere five feet in height. She weighed 85 pounds at the age of 2. But Marie admits that she never will be as famous as was her mother—500-pound Baby Alice. Miss Le Deaux' father was a lanky boss canvasman. She likes movies, all right, but is not envious of the screen queens. Wouldn't trade places with any of 'em if it meant going on a diet. The harmonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin. Unified Labor Movement Head? George Meany is rumored a possible leader of any re-organized labor movement growing out of A. F. of L. and C. 1. O. peace overtures. Meany is secretary- treasurer of the A. F. of L>. Humans Aren't Original in Current- War Spasm AP Feature Service SANTIAGO ISLAND, Puerto Rico— The humnn rncc isn't being very original in its current spasm of wars, nggressions, destruction, persecutions and strutting of dictators. A complete pattern for all this can be found every clay in the week in tho colony of 400 monkeys who give this tropical paradise the name of Monkey Island. And it's a pattern that goes back thousands of years to monkey forefathers who swung footloose and free of human influence from prehistoric trees. Behave Like Monkeys The very fact that monkeys behave so much like humans—and vice versa —is one of the underlying reasons for the existence of this colony. A 35- acre spot of land a mile off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, it was established in 1938 by the School of Tropical Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico, affiliated with Columbia University, to supply monkeys for research work. "Trying to grow anything here is a fruitless effort," M. I. Tomlin, the island boss, says. "The 400 monkeys follow right along behind me and either break off the freshly planted shoots or pick out the seeds and throw them around." Cocoanuts don't stand a chance of getting any farther than tho bud stage, he explains. Just as soon as the palms bear a now growth of buds, the monkeys twist them from their stems. Imported Delicacies All of which means that every bit of provender must be imported from the mainland. Chief staple is the sweet potato. Feeding is limited to once daily, at 8 in the morning. Two hundred pounds of sweet potatoes are prepared every morning by two native boys, who wash slice and distribute them about the island at feeding stations for each of the six tribes. Once a week they gel 2,000 bananas and a pill concentrate, "mil," is on the menu thrice weekly. For reasons that have never been determined, the monkey colony has divided itself into six tribes ranging in size from 20 to more than 100. Each band has a leader who wins leadership simply by licking every other male in the group. The tribal chieftain can be recognized because he is the only one in his group who struts with tail in Ihe air. The resl of Ihe males drag their tails on the ground. The chief's tenure of office depends on how long he keeps in good fighting shape. Boundary Wars There are fixed boundaries to each tribe's domain and once these frontiers are violated, war breaks oul in great fury. The monkeys apparently know these boundaries exist for peace has prevailed for a long time. First choice of the day's meal goes to the chief. After he has picked over the food, made his selection, all With considerable dignity and no hurry, he retires to one side with his "secretary" (female) of Ihe day, and his "first vice president," next in line at Ihe brcad-baskcl. Scrap to Slap the Jap X \ s(/&£.' WE'LL LET HAVE OUR- SCR.AP//. Formers of America—Uncle Sam Needs Your Scrap Iron! FiiesforlLS.A. Sacred Cats Cats were regarded as sacred in ancient Egypt When they died, they were embalmed and buried in the Temple of Bast, the cat-headed goddess The first American newspaper was published at Boston in 1690. STORIES IN STAMPS, ••*«««!•ffttt* 'Frederick the Great Brought Prussia to Power WHEN Adolf Hitler made Aus™ tnu a province Of the Third! Reich in 1938, it marked an' achievement Frederick the Great,! Prussian emperor, never dreamed: possible. Frederick, pictured on the stamp above, issued in 192G, labored unceasingly to make Germany a! great European power. He, like 1 Hitler, brought Prussia into war. The Seven Years War (1756-1763)' saw virtually the entire continent; allied against Frederick's armies. 1 Prussia was exhausted and nearly ruined by the conflict but at the end of the war was recog- 1 nized as one of the great powers; in Europe. Thereafter it was in-| evitable that a struggle for domi-j nance should arise between Aus-; Ida and Germany, with the small- 1 er Germanic states grouped around one or the other. In early life Frederick had no taste for war. He acquired a liking for literature, learned French and Latin in defiance of his father, and even despised the German language. He determined to marry an English princess. His father, stern Frederick William I, detested his son's effeminate leanings. He forced Frederick to break with the Princess Amelia and made the emperor-to-be work long hours over minor, tedious tasks. Tutors; dinned the military arts into Frederick, with the result that Germany soon had a strong army and Prusbiunism became syuuiiy-. mout. with war. "I'd hate to be the first Jap to get in front of his gunsights." Thus spoke his lieutenant as Corp. Leum Wee, 21, first American-Chinese to be appointed a flying cadet at March Field, Calif. v was transferred to an Army basic flying school. Clubs New Darling of Broadway 'Junior Miss'Is Definitely Not Personality Kid By KAY PEACOCK AP Feature Service Writer NEW YORK—The "Junior Miss" tilled dangerously back in a swivel chair, snuggled deep into her gray caracul coat, and shook out her long blonde hair. "Gee, this is all right," she said, sighing contentedly. "I don't have to act like a personality kid." Her blue eyes were half shut, and she looked like a well-fed kitten thinking seriously about taking a nap. Some three months before, sitting in that same swivel chair, Nat Dorfman had aimed his telephone in this direction to scream hoarsely: "Wait until you see Patricia Peardon in 'Junior Miss.' She's terrific!" Newest Darling Nat is notoriously enthusiastic, but every once in n while he is right. Patricia Peardon is one of Broadway's newest and cutest darlings, the "Juniro Miss" who in the Chodorov-Fields stage hit makes a laughable mess of family relationships but manages to make things come out even. It is a pleasure to report that after these months of adulation Patricia has no lofty ideas about the thea-tuh nnd that she still has a ready, un- questioning smile, "I want only one thing," she said, "and that's a career on the singe. I'm 1 timing nil I can nnd trying to decide what kind of parts I could do best. I don't wnnt to go into movies, renlly." Delnycil Coed She has had a yenr of college (one reason for rumors that she is tin old hag of 19) but her education was disrupted last fall because of the out- of-town opening. She intends to get nn afternoon classroom schedule nnd finish up, because she doesn't wnnt to be n dumb blonde. For this occasion, if occasion is the word, Patricia was wearing n Indy- likc wine-red dress instead of the baby-blue nnd frilly white things she wears on the stage. The hemline was lower- and she looked more streamlined, less chubby. She actually is 17, although she ad- milled she herself is confused from reading that she is 15, 16, 18 and more. Before Broadway Before she hit Broadway in "Junior Miss," the New Jersey girl had done radio work and had been in the touring "Jane Eyre" company with Katharine Hepburn. "But it wasn't much," she said, referring to her past. Her father is Commander R. C. Peardon, U.S.N., and just recently her mother left New York to join him at Philadelphia. Patricia moved to a hotel for women. Yankee, meaning an American, was originally a Dutch word. ««*TtTTCD PAIN OF I •" I IB" K UGLY! L I I Lit Try the clcaring-up help of Black and White Ointment's antiseptic action. More than twenty-five million packafics of this ointment sold in the last 25 years. vsr To remove grime, oily film, use mild superfatted Black and White Skin Soap. DUDLEY Flour & Feed Co. ON COTTON HOW Agents for International FERTILIZER We recommend that you buy your fertilizer now. As the ingredients in fertilizer arc used in the manufacture of munitions, shells and bombs. Price subject to change without notice. DcAiin The DcAnn Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Richard Arnold on Thursday January 22. The meeting was called to order by president, Mrs. Roy Burke. Minutes were read and roll called. There were 8 members and two visitors, Mrs. B. R. Hamm and Mrs. J. C. Andrews of Hope. We elected some new officers, President, Mrs. C. R. Samuels; Reporter, Mrs. Wayward Burke; Clothing, Miss Lillie Clark; poultry, Mrs. S. J. Burke; Better Babies care, Mrs. J. J. Samuels, Food and Nutrition, Mrs. Richard Arnold; garden, Mrs. Roy Burke. We kept the others. The President made a'fine talk on the Food-for-Victory Campaign, urged us all to enlist also raise more and can more food than we did last year. After dolicius food was served by our hostess. The meeting adjourned to meet at the School building on February 2G with Mrs. Wayward and Miss Bedia Burke as hostess. McCuskill .1-11 Club The MeCaskill 4-H Club was called to order by the president Ruby Daniels. Then the 4-H Club sang "God Bless America." The minutes were read by the secretary Dimple Smith. Three ne\y 4-H club members joined the club. The program was then turned over to Dimple Smith. A talk "Good sporlmanship was given by Ruby Jean Hood. Ruby Daniel then Have n talk on "Food-for-Victory." Margaret L. Daniel gave a reading on "Hitler and Hell". The meeting was then turned over to Mr. Chambers and Miss Harris. They helped the club practice a 4-H Club Victory Pledge which was put on the following Thursday as part of the "Food- for-Victory" campaign. The meeting then adjourned. FISTULA Should Have Attention Anyone suffering from Fistula, Rectal Abscess, Piles or oilier rectiil or colon troubles is invited to write today for a FREE copy of an up-to- the-minute, 122-page book telling about these ailments and related disturbances as shown in churl. e your tires HERE'S HOW YOUR ESSO DEALER WILL HELP YOU GET EXTRA MILEAG You may now have a copy of llii.s book by asking for il with a poslcard or letter sen I to the address below. McCleary Clinic, E518 Elms Blvd., Ex- culsiur Sprinya, Mo. —Adv. Switch Wheels Every 3,000 to 5,000 Miles-Don'tkt your spare go to waste. Your Esso Dealer will change all tires periodically as shown in the diagram above. The charge is trifling compared with the additional mileage. 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