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y, Morch 18, 1942 ETY MOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor Social Calendar Wcilnnsilny, Miirch 18th Wednesday Contract bridge club homo or Mrs. E. O. Wingficld. 3 o clock. ofM «r £ cailinB «**. homo of Mrs. K. L. Spore with Mrs. Edwin Ward associate hostess, 3 o'clock. Thiirsilny, March J9(h Hope chnptcr, 328, Order of the Eastern Slnr, the Masonic hull 7:30 o clock. Lilac Garden club, home of Mrs. S. G. Norton, 3 o'clock. Mrs. J A. Henry will be the co-hostess. Friday, March ZOlh Friday Compel Bridge club, home of Mrs. M. M. McClougl.mi, 2:30 o'clock. l> RIALTO NOWandThurs. Double Feature ''Unfinished Business" also Bombay Clipper 7 "eTH EATERS •SAENGER i Wcd.-Thurs.-"Shadow of the Thin Man" Sun.-Mon.-Tues.-"To Be Or Not To Be" PV^-a-xt.-'Xast of the Duanos," and "Three Girls About Town" RIALTO Matinee Daily Tucs.-Wed.-Thurs.-" Unfinished Business" and "Bombay Clipper" Sun.-Mon.-"Paris Calling" . Fri.-Sat.-"Down Mexico Way" and "Melody Lane." • Motion Pictures Are Your Best Entertainment! Telephone 768 — Snndny, Mnrch 22nd Mr. nnd Mrs. J. C. Broyles will be at home to friends in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Broylcs, Jr. of New York City, 3 to 6 o'clock. Mrs. s.vd fticMnth Invites Several Guests to TucSdny Club Party Two tables were arranged for the players nt the weekly meeting of the Tuesday Contract bridge club hold "I the homo of Mrs. Syd McMalh Tuesday. Exquisite spring blossoms adorned the entertaining rooms. For high score Mrs. Basil York received n dainty gift. Mrs. Kclloy Bryant received Defense stamps for making the club high score. Following the games a delicious de- sort course in the St. Patrick's motif was served the members and these fiiicsts: Mrs. Mack Duffie, Mrs. Busil York, Mrs. Thompson Evans, Jr., and Mrs. C. C. McNeil. Mrs. Gus llnyiics' Cliis.s Has Social McclhiK Tuesday Tuesday evening members of Mrs Gus Hayncs' Sunday school class of the First Baptist Sunday school were entertained by Mrs. A. H. Halbert and Mrs. Hubert Elliot at the home of the former. A business session was conducted by the class president, Mrs. Franklin Horton. Reports from the various committees were read by the chairmen. Games planned for the entertainment wore enjoyed throughout the evening. The hostesses served a delicious desert course to the members and one guest, Mrs. Herbert Lcwallen. St. Patrick's Diiy Party Is Given By Catholic Ladles In celebration of St. Patrick's Day the ladies of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic church gave a Triploi party at the rectory Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. A. E. Morsani and Mrs. Dewey Hcndrix were awarded prizes at the conclusion of the games of Tripoli. The chosen theme was further carried out in the green embossed cakes topped with Irish flags served with coffee during the afternoon. American Legion Auxiliary (o Do Red Cross Work Mrs. C. P. Tollcson, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, presided at the meeting of that group Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Carter Johnson. Assistant hostesses were Mrs. Claud Hamilton, Mrs. Glen Williams, and Mrs. Cecil Weaver. Special plans for a child welfare program were announced for the following week. The group was urged to cooperate with the D. A, R. chapter in furnishing the Red Cross room. Local members of the auxiliary were urged to attend the Rehabila- tion program being presented at Ft. Roots Thursday. The state president will attend and lunch will be served at the hospital at noon. A program on "Things to Do to KINGS ROW By HENRY BELLAMANN Copyright 1940 NEA Service Inc. JUNGS, CHAPTER XXXI was acutely surprised to find an entirely new nnd strange feeling about Kings Row. What held him here? The hospital? Was it Drake and Randy? Was it Dr. Nolan? Was it his memories of his grandmother, of Renee and Tom Carr, and Cassie, and of people like Colonel Skef- flngton? They had stayed on, those who were hero before him. Herr Berdor/T, lonely, perhaps homesick at times for the idyllic Germany he remembered; Isaac Skefflngton, talking of the civilized charm of country life in his Virginia; his own great-grandfather Mitchell bred in the fastidious and exacting life of a great family tradition — all of them. They stayed on. He had had a bad time in Kings Row. Tragedy and disaster came too early. He had been like a field of young wheat blown down by spring storms. He had straightened but slowly. • • * A CALL from Herr Berdorff •^ begging Parris to see Vera Lichinska, who had given up her playing and returned without warning, began for him another contact with Kings Row tragedy Parris sat in the little living room above the jewelry shop where the Lichinskys had lived ever since Parris had first known them. Vera's fine strong hands lay rather inertly in her lap. "I canceled my tours. I couldn't play," she said. "All at once I seemed to hear myself as if — as if I had never heard myself before. I asked myselE a question — and I couldn't answer it — and then, I couldn't play any more." Vera seemed to understand why it had all happened. As a child she was a prodigy, playing wholly by intuition, but without real education. Later, abroad, she tried to fill in her background with reading, theater, exhibitions, things she learned a great artist should have. Yet these arts expressed emotions — grief, pain, love, sorrow— that she had never experienced. She had only been frightened, as a little girl, much and often, by her family's sense of inferiority; by her father telling her she must work hard — harder — harder, or "What will Kings Row say?" "We i.^ou^J the asylum once. I remember the barred windows — vividly. I asked my father what the place was, and he said it was there they 'locked up crazy people who ain't smart no more'. I decided then that I knew why my father was so afraid I wouldn't be 'smart,' and do well with my fiddle. Simple in a way, isn't it?' "Ye-es. Childish fear. But you learned soon enough what 'crazy meant. Wasn't the fear gone then?" "No, Parris. The things I feared are not in Kings Row, but here— inside of my own headl I have broken a connection between my fingers and some hidden source of music which was what had been called my talent. I cannot play." "It will come back. You'll have to rest, then begin again, quietly, simply, like a child." "What I seem to be most afraid of, Parris, is the asylum here in Kings Row. I've taken a room in Carrier street so that I can look right out on it—all the time. I've got to stare it down. I stand every night and look at it until the lights are out. I can't let it get the better of me, Parris!" * * * pARRIS was disappointed in his A efforts to aid Vera. It was not long before Vera shut herself up for good in the little room on Carrier street. Parris explained to Herr Ber- dorff, who spread his hands with a gesture of incredulity. "One day she iss a great violinist; the next day she cannot play! I do not understand!" The two men talked, each somewhat surprised after years of acquaintance at what he found in the other. Herr Berdorff was a little distressed to find in Parris a strain of something that seemed at times not quite bitter, but perhaps verging near it. Something a shade disillusioned and doubtful. These darker tones in Parris were deepened when Herr Ber- dorff returned to Germany. His little congregation did not want him any longer. They wanted someone who was less devoted to music—someone more of a pastor. Parris had begged him to stay, to take the chair of German at Aberdeen. "Parris!" Herr BerdorfTs voice was stern. "I am a preacher. My real work—that is for God. I could not do something else— never." * * * J-TERR BERDORFF had been gone two days and Parris was burning with a wearisome mixture of resentment and regret when Gary Whitehead called him. Whitehead, a lawyer with Colonel Skefiington's old firm, had called at the suggestion of Mrs. Skefflng- :on; who hoped he might be able to do something for Benny Singer. "Doctor, he's in serious trouble," Whitehead said. "Seems that a gang of half-grown kids around Jinktown have been nagging him, playing jokes and the like for a long time. This afternoon they were at it again, and this Singer fellow got a gun and shot into the gang—just outside of his gate." "Any of them seriously hurt?" "He killed two of them, Dr, Mitchell." The commission appointed to examine Benny Singer and pass on his responsibility for his acts consisted, to Parris' extreme dismay, of an antagonistic doctor, a pompous one, a substitute professor of psychology, a law partner of Fulmer Green, the new prosecuting attorney, and the Reverend Mr. Cole, with whom Parris had had words when he first returned to Kings Row. Parris, acting chairman, controlled himself with the greatest difficulty through the courtroom 1 proceedings. The discussion was personal, vindictive, unintelligent and stubborn. Parris had no hope of conciliating these inexplicably prejudiced men. Yet he elaborated his thesis of temporary insanity, basing his arguments on Benny's, life as he had known it from the days in primary school. He argued hospital- and rehabilitation against prison or gallows. He reminded them of society's duty to the weak and the deficient. They were tight-lipped, unyielding. Dr. Cole, indignant and self- righteous, pivoted his judgment on a chance to repay Parris for that old altercation. Parris arose and bowed slightly. "You have helped this afternoon to hand a helpless man over to legal murder. I seem to recall that another judge in circumstances not entirely dissimilar first washed his hands. I doubt, Dr. Cole, that such a simple procedure would serve to cleanse your own." He turned to the staring group of men. "Good afternoon, gentlemen. I trust that all of you may be able to sleep well tonight." Parris elbowed his way out of the crowded courtroom. Benny had not really realized what was happening. He had smiled and looked interested through the whole day, while Fulmer Green ranted, rabble-roused, made jokes about the evidence, clowned, played for the death of a luman being. There was no saving Benny. 3am Winters built the gallows. Parris walked with Benny .up to hem one balmy afternoon in early May, holding his arm and talking quietly. Benny looked down at the group of upturned faces. Fulmer Green was there. Wardlaw, editor of the ~)hronicta. "Hello, everybody," he said. (To Be Continued) Goodby Mr. Montgomery The RED CROSS SHOE '6.95 The VAGABOND This "COBBIE" is made of glove-soft buck, unlined and ventilated for real comfort — its trimmed with the now military tun. Widths AA to C. All Styles One Price The DOTT Here's a most flattering pump — of Blue Gabardine clasticizccl for glove fitting qualities and carrying the new 18/8 height heel. Widths AAA to C. 'PRINCESS DEBS' These "Debs" look, fit and wear like much higher priced footwear — they may be had in Biege, Blue, Patent, Embroidered Gabardines, & the popular two-tones — with high, medium on low heels. AA to C. $ 2.50 Play Shoes and Sandals You've never seen such an array of Sandals — Red White, Patent, Tans and Biege leather — Red, Blue, White and Multi Colors in Sail Cloth — with wedge, Dutch or Cuban Heels. $ 1.49 ,o*2.50 (HAS. A. HAYNES (0. HOPE ON MAIN ARK, Improve Your Neighborhood" was presented by Mrs. Tollesori. During the social hour which followed the-program.-cthe hostesses served punch and cookies. 11 Members nt Baptist Circle 5 Meeting Circle No. 5 of the Women's Missionary Union of the First Baptist church met at the home of Mrs. S. L. Murphy Monday afternoon with 11 members present. Delightful arrangements of spring flowers adorned the reception rooms where the president, Mrs. F. L. Padgitt, presided at the business session and called for reports from various committees. Mrs. Hugh Jones led the mission study. A delectable salad course in the St. Patricks motif was served during the afternoon. Circle No. 1 Meets Monday Afternoon Circle number one of the First Baptist Church met Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Claude Button. Mrs. S. D, Cook opened the meeting with prayer. After a short business session Mrs. W. L. Thrash conducted a mission study of the book "The Way of Missionary Education." Eleven members and two visitors, Harrison in Hollywood •y PAUL HARRISON. NEA Service Correspondent Oscar Awards Get Cheers — and Jeers HOLLYWOOD — Every year, for weeks after tile Academy Award ceremonies, there is wide dissatisfaction with the choices of the winners. You hear talk of changing the voting system so that selections no longer will Mrs. Owen Nix and Mrs. J. D. Vanderbilt of Texarkana, were present. Personal Mention Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Cornelius were Sunday visitors in Texarkana, —O— Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Hroton motored to Texarkana Tuesday to visit relatives. —0— Garrett Story, Jr. and little daughter, Carolyn, of Minden have been visiting relatives in the city. Mrs. C. A. Haynes was elected vice regent of the Arkansas Division of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the closing meeting of the convention being held at Ft Smith. —0— Mr, and Mrs. C. F. Routon spent Sunday in Texarkana. -O- Mrs. Ira Yocum departed this week for Ft. Worth to attend the stock show and rodeo. NOW and Thursday HERE'S WHAT YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Mr. and Mrs. Thin Man are funnier than ever in the rowdy kind of thrill-fun you've been lonesome for! Hi-jinks and horseplay! Merry-go-rounds and mysteries! Corpses and cops! Kisses and hisses! It's grand to have them back ... at their best ... in all-new hilarity! * William POWELL Myrna LOY SHADOW OF THE THIN MAN Lieut. Robert Montgomery bids hilarious farewell to Irene Dunne in Hollywood before leaving to take up active duty with U. S. Navy. PAGE TMRte their "Capitana" through the Same latitudes, at approximately the same season, a turtle dove did alight on the Morjson ship. "The explanation is simple." says Dr. Morison, "It was the migrating season; the doves (one for Columbus, one for my ship) had been blown off their normal course." Columbus mentions also entering a small harbor in the Bahamas Which still is not on the charts. Biographers have therefore assumed the navigator was wrong, and blithely have had hint put in at half a dozen other harbors instead. But Dr. Morison found the harbor exactly where Columbus said it was. It was the same with Columbus' first landing on Cuba. This he describes accurately, according to Dr. Morison, by means of a mosque-like hill he saw. The hill is at Bariay, but writers for many years have "disagreed," and practically every town on the north coast of Cuba claims the landing. And Columbus was not fooled by what he found—on his third volage he knew quite well he had found a new world, although Amerigo Vespucci got a lot of the honor. This was due, in a large measure, to the words used by the two men, Dr. Morison believes. Columbus spoke of his "other world," and Vespucci of his "new world." The latter phrase caught on. Chris Columbus Had the Idea Harvard Professor Sails Same Ocean Route By JOHN SELBY Wide World Arts Editor NEW YORK—When Samuel Eliot Morison finally got around to writing the biography of Columbus he had had in mind since 1916, he went at it with a compas. This tall, spare .reasonably austere Harvard professor decided the best way to trace down Columbus' manner of thought as well as his accomplishment was to do it through his sailing. So Dr. Morison, on several voyages, sailed as nearly as he could along the tracks explored by Colum- bus, and he came out with the livest and probably the most exact story of Columbus eytant—"Admiral of the Ocean Sea." He also laid a lot of historical ghosts, and acquired a mild phobia or two. One of these last, he explained the other day on his way to Johns Hopkins, to which university he has been lent for the season, is against the teachers who tell their pupils that Columbus was proving the earth to be round. "There was no question," says Dr. Morison, "even in Columbus' time, that the earth was round; the question was how big it was. Columbus had it 25 per cent too small—and that led him to misplace Japan considerably, in his calculations." And this sailor-biographer resents a good deal those arml-chair navigators who decided Columbus was wrong on many points just because the incidents seem improbable. For example, Columbus says that at a certain point on his first voyage a turtle dove landed on his ship. Turtle doves do not habitually land on ships in those latitudes. But when Dr. Morison and his crew wore sailing NO ASPIRIN"™* St. Joseph Aspirin is as pure I '"••«•• ( ' as money can buy. No I SAFER* aspirin can do more for you. IBHHMBI^B^ So why pay more? Always demand genuine,;' pure St. Joseph Aspirin, the world's largest < Bellor at 10^. Even bigger savings in theii largo sizes. 30 tablets, 20(, 100 tablets, 3&i4 PRIZE BABYl SHOW § (Including Free Health Clinic and Beauty Revue) March 23-24-25 f Every baby, under six years of age, is; eligible for registration without obliga-5 tion on part of the parent and is -. in-x vited to participate in the show. There; are no entry fees. Trophies will be' awarded to the healthiest baby, the' prettiest baby girl, the most handsome baby boy and the grand champion"' baby. Special souvenirs will be presentr;; ed to first fifty babies registered. Regis-Q trations may be made at Hope Furni-':. ture Co., 220 S. Main St., until' Fri-ij doy, March 20th, at 5:30 p. m. ':. >/ HOPE CHAPTER i of • • :V--;/^l ORDER OF EASTERN STAR CHAS. A. HAYNES CO. be at the mercy of thousands of bit players and extras whose judgment j is likely to be influenced more by j personal prejudices than by critical ] standards. Many of them don't even see all the pictures involved in the nominations. This year, in addition to that sort of grumbling, it's pointed out—less significantly—that some of the efforts which won awards were partial flukes. For instance, RKO scarcely deserves any share in tile glory attached to Joan Fontaine's best-performance prize for the lead in "Suspicion." The studio did its best to keep her out of the role, which it wanted to go to Michele Morgan, but Alfred Hitchcock insisted on having Miss Fontaine. Originally. Columbia wanted no part of the "Hero Comes Mr. Jordan" story. Studio heads opposed Al Hall for months because he wanted to make it. And finally it won an Academy award for its story and screen play . . Gary Cooper didn't want to do "Sergeant York," but it won him an Oscar . . . Donald Crisp, honored for the best supporting actor's performance, was a last-minute choice by 20th-Fox, which had tried repeatedly and for many months to bring Wilfred Lawton from England for the role in "How Green Was My Valley." "Gold Rush" Back Best picture I've seen in months is one made in 1925—Charlie Chaplin's "Gold Rush," reissued with a distinguished musical score and narration written and spoken by Chaplin. It will be released in April. I went to the preview fearing that changing standards of comedy and technical progress in pictures would make the old effort seem pretty corny. Instead, it's swell. In those spots where silent film technique was too melodramatic, or where shrugs and leers were overemphasized, Chaplin's narration always came to the rescue with some ribbing remark that won a laugh. No part of Chaplin's performance required any such camouflage, though. The dance of the rolls and the eating of the boiled shoe by the two starving men in the prospector's hut arc still the most delightful sequences you'll find in a year of movie-going. Shortage Scenes The tire and automobile shortages have provided new dramatic values for uses of cars in movies. 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