SOCIETY HOP! STAR, MOPI, ARKANSAS Daisy Dorothy Heard, Editor Telephone 768 Social Calendar Slindny, Mnrch 22nd Mr. anil Mrs. J. C. Broylca will bo at home lo friends in honor of Mr. nnd Mrs. Joel C. Broyles. ,Tr of New York City, 3 to G o'clock. Mondny, March 23rd The Women's Missionary Union of the First Baptist church will meet nt the church, 2:30 o'clock, for Bible study lend by Mrs. F L Padgltt. Tuesday, Mnrch 24th Hope Business nnd Professional Women's club, monthly social meeting nt the Experiment station club house with Mrs. Roy Stephenson uncl Miss Floyce Tiiy- lor, hostesses, 7:30 o'clock. The Woodman Circle drill team will meet at the Woodman hall, 7:30. All members are urged to attend as Mrs. Tressie Goldslicker and Miss Estelle Waterson, state officers, will be present to discuss plans for the meeting to be held in El Dorudo this month. Four Acldllloiiul Guests nt Friday Contract Club Party Mrs. M. M. McClauglinn used jonquils and penr blossoms to decorate the reception rooms ol her home Friday afternoon when she was hostess to the Friday Contract bridge club members and four guests. Two tables were arranged for playing. Mrs. R. D. Franklin nnd Mrs. W. Q. Warren received Defense stamps as awards for making the highest scores. Following the games the hostess served n delicious desert course lo .the members and the following quests; Mrs. A. J. Neighbors, Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Martin Pool, and Mrs. Dewey Bush. Another Victory I'nrty Is Given Thursday Evening Another in the series of Victory parties being given by members fo the Junior-Senior P. T. A. was given by Mrs. J. W. Patterson- and Mrs. Bernard O'Dwyer Thursday evening at the Patterson home on South Hcr- vey street. Tripoli was played from two tables by the following guests: Mrs. R. D. Haynes, Mrs. Thelma Moore, Mrs. Florence Hicks, Mrs. Aline Johnson, Mrs. W. H. Bourne, Mrs. A. E. Mor- sani, Miss Jack Porter, and Miss Ruby McKce. Spirited games were enjoyed with Miss McKcc leceiving the high score prize and Mrs. Moore, the consolation. A delightful ice course was served during the entertainment. Spring flwoers were noted at vantage points throughout the reception rooms. PAGt Guess What Day It Is— SAENGER NOW Double Feature "Last of the Duanes" and 'Three Girls About Town PLUS "Riders of Death Valley" Last Chapt. —o— "Gang Busters" Chapter 1 Duke-McCorkle Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Mildred McCorkle and J. D. Duke, both of Hope, on Friday evening, March 20, at 6:45 o'clock at the home of the officiating minister, Elder Luther Volentine. The couple will make their home in Hope, where Mr. Duke is employed by the Bruner-Ivory Handle Co. Personal Mention Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey McRae, Jr., and Mrs. Billy Duckett are seeing the races in Hot Springs Saturday. —O— Mrs. M. M. McCloughan and son, Merrill, will be the week-end guests of Mrs. McCloughan's mother, Mrs. E. L. Butler, nnd other relatives' in Texarkana. —O— Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whitehurst and Mr. nnd Mrs. Joe Broyles, Jr., motored to Hot Springs Saturday to attend the races nt Oaklawn Jockey club. Mrs. Orie Reed and Mrs. Cartel- Johnson are home from a two-day visit in Little Rock. -O- Mr. and Mrs. Albert Graves are among the Hope people seeing the races in Hot Springs Saturday. -O- Mrs. John Shiver departed Saturday for Ft. Smith nnd Springdale to visit relatives. TheHotDogT Is a Fillet Diplomats Aren't Easily Pleased in Gustatory Matters By LUCRECE HUDGINS Wide World Features Writer WASHINGTON-The chef at the Polish Embassy called up a local meat mart and ordered 1C chicken breasts from 3-pound chickens. Half an hour afler the order was delived the chef called back with a hurt complaint. "Two of these breasts are from chickens weighing three and a half pounds," he said morosely. The embarrassed butcher immediately sent up two replacements. It't all a part of diplomatic protocol. An embassy clerk explains it this way: "A fine thing," he says, "if at a dinner party the wife of the Belgian ambassador were to be served a larger piece of chicken supreme than the wife of the Spanish ambassador!" Markets which supply the diplomatic corps in Washington find it difficult to cater lo Ihe varied lastes. Chinese and Fish " ' When the Chinese order fish, they want it unsealed and uncleaned. They want to clean it their own way. The Finns like their poultry boned. The Poles like their meat in fillets. Each embassy and legation has its favorite maat. Luxembourg officials prefer veal, especially Wien- erschnitzel. The Finns like ribs of beef; the Poles prefer chicken. Local markets report that the war has apparently made little difference in diplomatic appetites. In one week one legation of a warring country ordered 70 pounds of veal and GO pounds of beef. Turkeys are ordered by the half dozen. Squabs and chickens come by the two and three dozen. "They want nolhing but the besl," say the grocers. "If they order 1C pounds of spinach they want just the top flowery leaves and all the rest must be thrown away. Peas must be selected so that all the peas in the pod are the same size," What, No Spinach? Carrots, string beans, cauliflower, and peas are the favorite vegetables. Grapes, bananas, and melons are the favorite fruits. Most of the diplomats have trained American lastes. They order peanut butler, and like baked beans. One embassy attache declared that it was undignified to call such a wonderful morsel as the hot dog by so lowly a name. "II should be called an 'indi- — why, obviously, its the first day of spring. Harrison in Hollywood By PAUL HARRISON, NEA Service Correspondent Movie Mills Also Grind Out Rumors Rialto MIDNIGHT PREVIEW SATURDAY 11:15 TO BE OR NOT TO Sunday and Monday The Fighting "AUSSIES" See This Thrill-Packed Picture! "4O,OOO Horsemen" Sweeping Action, Stirring Drama, Love, Tragedy and Comedy against a blazing desert background that's a mere description of "40,000 HORSEMEN," Epic motion picture of the daring exploits of the Fighting Australians — HOLLYWOOD — Even counting!) wartime Washington, Hollywood still must bo the world's most fertile' field for the mushroom growth of rumors. Let a star get a scalp wound in a fight on a set in Culver City, and 10 minutes later everybody in the sludios in Burbank has it on reliable authority thai Ihe poor guy was killed instantly. Let any actress meel her lawyer at lunch to lalk over a difficulty she's having with Ihe inlernal revenue people, and 12 hours later Ihe morning paper columnists will be announcing her separation from her husband, will be hinting at the identily of the co- rcsponclenl and naming the amount of the alimony they have agreed upon. Reel Report Best new rumor story involves "The Yearling," which Metro owns and is preparing to make into a movie after two false starts. One day a well- known political analyst and writer, visiting here, was lolling in the sand at a friend's beach house and reading "The History of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union." To pro- lecl the new copy, he had put on Ihe paper jackel of anolher book from the host's shelves, and Ihe jacket happened to belong to "The Yearling." Another guest, this one a minor executive in a studio, glanced at the jacket and asked what the book was about. "It's a history of the Communist party," said Die preoccupied reader. The studio man was in a fidget unlil nexl morning, when he rushed to the office of an important friend at Metro and broke the staggering news thai "The Yearling" was riot an innocuous novel at all, but actually the story of Communism. And for weeks afterward Ihe sludio buzzed with speculalion on whether I the prized "Yearling" ought lo be filmed. Al least lhal's Ihe story I've heard; of course, it may be jusl another of those rumors. For years Walt Disney has been regarded with some suspicion by various red-haters because his and Charlie Chaplin's films were iibout the only Hollywood products bought by Soviet Russia. As anyone ought to realize, these were the only pictures which readily could be understood and appreciated without translation. Out of Blind Speaking of stories, a reporter's snooping error resulted in dozens of Hollywood people gelling publicily from a completely non-existenl yarn. The Irade paper reporter went into an executive's office on a routine call and while standing by the desk peeked at a sheet of paper on which was typed "Out of Town," and after it the names of four top-notch writers. This was just a report lelling which writers were unavailable. Instead, the snooper figured Metro had whipped u pa supermovie titled "Out of Town." As soon as the trade paper printed the phony scoop, independent press agenls all over lown begun wangling their clients' names into it. Actors and actrpsses were announced as having been tested for the leading roles. One publicisl not only released the news that a client director had been chosen to make the piclure, bul that he already had left Hollywood to search for the best location in which to film it. And a song writing team was declared to be working on a theme tune. To save itself from the deluge of talent gaenls and job seekers, the studio finally denied the whole thing. vidual fillet'," he said. Olives, cocktail mushrooms, pickles and marmalade are musts on the shopping lists of every diplomat. "And hamburger," added a local butcher. "Hundreds of pounds of hamburger a week." "For the pets," he explained sotto- voce. It'sa2-Way Musical Gain Mr. Laval of Basin Street Swing Swipes Longhair By JOHN SELBY Wide World Arts Editor NEW YORK — Don't feel too sorry for the great composers whose melodies are filched by Tin Pan Alley. Paul Laval thinks they gain by hte deal —and anyway, most of them are dead. Laval is a short, drak, almost shy young man and he may be known to you through a couple of his unusual radio programs: "Dinah Shore" and "Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street." Both of them are popular—with a difference. Laval arranges his own music, and he not only useds instruments like the oboe, English horn, bass clarinet and contra-bassoon, he makes these erstwhile symphonic woodwinds do the brighest sort of popular tricks. "I think," sals Laval, "and I really mean it, that 'good 1 music gains more than it loses from lending its melodies to the wider popular audience. "The classic example right now is the Tchaikowsky B flat minor concerto for piano. Every serious musician in the world, probably, knew the work, for it has been popular since Warplane Insignia UNITED NATIONS UNITED v BRITAIN STATES GREAT Wing and Fuselage SOVIET NETHER. RUSSIA LANDS Wing and Fuselage THEAXIS GERMANY JBL Wing Wing COLOR KEY: SBlue SOrong. These wing and .tail markings of allied and axis planes will help you identify any that fly low enough for their insignig to be visible. he composer revised it 53 years ago. But you could have canvassed Broadway from the Metropolitan Opera to 57th street, and two thirds of the people couldn't have identified Ihe chief theme. Martin Did It "Then along came Freddy Martin, who placidly lifted the opening, called it variously 'Piano Concerto' and 'Tonight We Love,' and today I think )9 per cent of America must know that tune. "I also think that a large share of this new audience will be interested in hearing the whole work, and that they will be more likely to enjoy it than formerly." Incidentally, Freddy Martin is said to have garnered $100,000 already with Tchaikowsky's -ghostly help; to have been boosted to the place where he can ask (and gel!) $12,000 a week for himslf and band—and' lo -have snared a movie contract on the strength of it all. Laval thinks the whole field of music, popular and "long haired" as he calls it, is realigning itself like one of those great earth disturbances which throws up islands and submerges continents. He thinks the drift of melody from Carnegie hall to the dance floor benefits the latter and helps fill the former. He thinks the quality of popular music generally, and particularly of the arrangements, is improving. The appearance of men like Benny Goodman as clarinet soloist with various symphonies has dramatized the fact that a man may be a very fine performer, and still conduct a swing band. Works Two Ways Some of the austerity of "good" music is lost, and young players are finding they may work in both fields without blighting either — Laval's musicians, several of them, play in the NBC Symphony as well. And some of the rawness of "jazz" is also disappearing, as witness Artie Shaw adding banks of strings to the uual popular ensemble. The drift is more pronounced than most "long hairs" know, too. Andre Kostalanetz's "Isle of May" was taken from Tchaikowsky's famous Andante Cantabile. The same composer's "Romeo and Juliet" overture supplied the works for "Our Love," by Larry Clinton and "Pete." Another Tchaikowsky favorite, "None But the Lonely Heart" has given its all to Tommy Dorsey. Goodman's "Caprice" once was Paganini's, Claude hornhill's "I Found You in the Rain" was the seventh Chopin prelude for piano, and Duke Ellington's "Clementine" began life as part of Mendelssohn's violin concerto. They even gang up on a poor tune. The almost too popular "Dance of the Hours" from Ponchielli's "La Gioconda" is "Dodger Fan Dance" to Harry James, and "He Said, She 'Said," to the Andrews Sisters. Answering the Mail Orders Asserts Reports Don't Generally Exaggerate By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON - Answering the mail orders: W, H. K., Butte, Mont. — If you think Washington reporters (Mr. K. referred to the word-of-mouth kind as well as those who write for newspapers and magazines, and those who broadcast over radio) are exaggerating about the h.c.l. in Washington, let me tell you a little story. I have a friend of moderate circumstances. He recently was transferred from New York City to Washington. In a month or so, there is going to be an addition to the family. In New York City, often referred to as the most expensive in the world, he had made all arrangements. In one of the finest hospitals, he had reserved a private room at $G a day. His wife's physician had estimated an over-all charge of $150. They started immediately lo make arrangements here. The hospital: S7 a day for a private room PLUS $2 a day for the baby's "board and keep." They had to agree to stay at least two weeks, with a proviso that they would stay three if .the physician thought more than 14 days were necessary, BUT, if crowded conditions in the hospitals become worse, it was to be understood that they were to move out within 12 days. The obstelrician's fee: around $200 . . . provided of course, there are no serious complications. I don't mean to say that this is the low price for bringing a baby into the world in Washington. It's far from the top price too. F. A. Jacksonville, Fla. — Faulty vision isn't nearly as important as it used to be in the physical specifications for enlistment in the mltary forces. Neither the Army nor Navy would give me any definite information on your request. What they said might be summed up in the phrase: "It all depends." But not many days ago, the Army was out with the proud announcement that: "Mobile optical units now occompany all armies in the field and spectacles are supplied to soldiers without cost." Political Facts (Continued from Page One) 'win a reasonable add practical measure of acceptance." In 1939 Mohandas K. Gandhi, nominal head of the Congress Party (Hindu movement for complete, immediate independence) rejected talk of protecting minority rights until after freedom was'achieved. A year later Gandhr feared civil war from the Moslem's,militant attitude. Congress Party leftists then threatened civil war to prevent a possible compromise with the British, and Sir Hugh O'Neill, Parliamentary under secretary for India, told Commons Britain would not grant India complete independence. Later that year, Britain prmoised India free and eqUal partnership in her empire. The India problem goes round and round like a whirling dervish. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, now active leader of the Congress Party, demands freedom without dominion status and says he represents most of India's 240 million Hindus. But the Hindus are divided by their religion which is really a caste system of society, topped by the supreme Brahmins and reaching down to 50 million untouchables. It is this system the Hindus received from their first Aryan invasion. The lighter-skinned Aryans set up castes to prevent intermarriage with natives. The complicated form of worship they invented to bulwark their caste system eventually developed into Hinduism. The 77 million Moslems or Mo- hammedans practice ,a monotheistic and democratic religion even more at odds with the Hindus and their caste system than are the religions of the G million Indian Christians, the more than 4 million Sikhs and the VA million Jains (a modification of Hinduism). The Moslem League wants Moslem independence from the Hindus and the rest of India as well as from England, with the northeast territories as their own independent state. The Sikhs, the warrior tribes who live there, object, along with Hindus and other minorities of that section. The Parsees, descendants of early Persian settlers in India, who constitute most of the capitalist class, can't go along with Nehru's Congress because they fear his pledge to socialize Indian industry and his interest in Marxism and Russian Communism. In the meantime, the untouchables TT — 1 iiitajtuijii;, uie unioucnaoies i, Hamilton, Ohio—I don't be- I are struggling with the help of en- lieve the police forces, city, state or national, are neglecting civilian crime in, as you say, carrying on a "witch hunt for saboteurs, fifth columnists and spies." The Federal Bureau of Investigation informed me that it is castes to lift their caste restrictions. In a crowded thoroughfare of a modern city it is difficult to keep an untouchable or his shadow from touching a Brahmin. But an orthodox Brahmin must puri- is wise to avoid his wrath ~ *••"* »v *~i AJUL ou ui uiuuuji orctimuii mum pun- less than a month since they cir- fy himself with elaborate ceremonies culanzed thousands o police agencies if this happens and the untouchable that "crime among youth continued ' ' .... to be '.he most serious police problem of 1941" From reporting agencies came the startling facts that last year, 63 per cent of persons charged with robbery: 75.5 per cent of those charged with auto theft (8,100 persons), were all under 21 years of age. There were 864 persons under voting age last year charged-ivith murder. All :ef the figures are new records. The spies, saboteurs, etc., captured last year set new records too, but it's a tiny hand- full compared to the growing problem of "criminal youth." ••>•«. State Farmers (Continued From Page One) Let the Youngsters Move a Good Time LOS ANGELES—(/P)—The Borrowed Time Club, organized to provide social activity for persons over 70, has been such a success that comparative youngsters of 50 and GO are joining it. The "baby" of the organization, Mrs. Chattie M. Griffith, is a mere 44. Oldest member is Mrs. Lucy Wylie, 81. this demand for workers has in the past few years been able to handle an increasingly larger percentage of this problem. In 1939 the strawberry pickers, many of whom remained in the State for other seasonal farm work, came from 30 different states. Sixty' three percent of the total was recruited in Arkansas and 79 per cent in Ar, kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. In I 1940, the pickers came from 22 states, 71 per cent from- Arkansas and 89 per cent from Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. In 1941 we had pickers from only 20 states, 71 per cent from Arkansas and 95 per cent from Arkansas, southern Missouri and Eastern Oklahoma. "The most difficult part of the whole problem is the question of how many former agricultural workers will have | to be replaced in meeting the increased from demands of 1942, because of the inroads the fighting forces and war effort production plants have made in the ranks of men previously depended on for harvesting. The most thorough research indicates that by mid-summer Arkansas will have 32,000 less than the normal supply of farm workers. "That is our major problem and we must face it. Just like many other problems facing us in our positive determination to win this war, this problem is very difficult and can only be met by a tremendous super-effort and possibly many personal sacrifices. But just like those other essential problems, we will make that necessary suy>er-effort and we will successfully meet this important war victory problem. The Farm Security Administration, Agricultural Exten- tion Service, Agricultural Marketing Service, Work Projects Administration, .State Welfare Department, United States Employment Service and the Farm Placement Service of the USES have completely coordinated their efforts an dare all working together 100 per cent and we all realize, and want the public to realize, horn essential it is that all loyal citizens of Arkansas lend this same unqualified 100 per cent interested cooperation," concluded Mr. Rushing. Barbs At least kids keep out of more trouble than they get into. Our expert opinion is thai Ihe man who calls sweat perspiration doesn't know much about work. It's a good thing hens don't know how much masons get for laying bricks. What we'd like to see is one big appropriation to handle the German subs. Sort of a sinking fund. If you've got more work than you think you can do with two hands, double your fists! But He Doesn't Have to Bury His Hide! FORT DAVIS, Tex.-(/P)-Rancher Richard K. Merrill tells, solemnly, about his tiny bulldog, Pat, who doesn't like skunks but nevertheless rushes lo the attack whenever one invades his master's property. "Afterwards, Pat can't get to a watering trough too fast," says Merrill. "Quickly he washes his hands and face!" Table Tennis Champ Gets Trial With Cards ST. LOUIS (fP)— The St. Louis Cardinals will have a former international champion table tennis player trying out for second base down in St. Petersburg, Fla., training camp this spring. His name is Buddy Blatlner. He's 21 and when he was 16 he won the table tennis crown in Prague and relain- ed his title the next year. He played baseball last year for Pepper Martin in Sacramento, where he stole 25 bases, batted .295, knocked in 95 runs and hit . 17 homers. More Recruits for Morale Women From Occupied Countires Work For Allies By ADELAIDE KERR Wide World Features Writer Women of the United Nations *. doing their war work for victory'! hundreds of different ways: " if Women of the American Theaf Wing War Service Inc. optnedV Stage Door Canteen in New York, men in service with two gala pr Admission were a pound of coffee or cheese or five cans of «,„-»,,, Jane Cowl and Selena Royle are'iio^ chairmen of the canteen. A $10 basket of groceries gave Julia Kiene (home economics ... ager of Weslinghouse at Mansfi Ohio) an idea for home defense. U>^ saw a thin, young factory workei* aritl his wife filling the market bask' with food which was low in calorlu. and vatimins. So she started a fab-i tory wives' Health' ofr Defense Clti which provides them with menus atf recipes to feed a family of five ft ?14 a week. ,jy Five thousand women of the Alliectl countries under Nazi domination working for the Allied cause in L.. B -, land. The Belgian Countess de Bdusifef conducts a rest home 'for Belgians. refugees. . . . Fifteen hundred Dutch! women are engaged in such activiUefji as work on the Dutch governments staff, assistance to refugees or'help for the Red. Cross. . . . Nine hund Norwegians are working in hospi dental clinics, convalescent homes the newly opened school for H wegian children. Two hundred ~Po women are occupied with nursing' civilian relief. j In New York the Advertising Wom-l en's Club has started a drive to cleanf out the boss's files for paper tot.be reclaimed and reworked into pas board boxes for shipments to cam,... . . . Women of the City Salvage Com*-, ; millee are collecting tin cans tioafj, the housewives of New York to'.Be^ used in defense. . . . Twenty-five in-1 mates of the House of Detention! for Women are scheduled to begin soon a Red Cross First Aid cours£.'4 . . . Thirty more women are being^ trained by American Airlines as ti ' agents and reservation saleswom jobs in which the company is usirig| more women than ever before. Eight American women doctors _,_<, working with 6,000 British women doc- k - tors in hospital posts, public health" services and private practice. More 1 « than 1004 British women doctors 'a«3 members of the Royal Army Medical Corps with the rank of lieutenant the same pay as men—$395 a dai, ( , : Forty thousand British women ha'iu replaced railway men now in service.!, They carry baggage, creosote blocks?: on railway tracks, operate signals ^ and Work electric- welding machine*,' 5 London women also are driving buse*.^ &.a Olives and Peace Early barbarians considered olive oil so valuable that defeated tribes sent ail olive tree to the opposition to signal a truce. In later times, just an alive branch was sent. WOULD s .UBGIST 'SELLER ."^THEATERS! • SAENGER Jj FH.-Sat.-"Last of the Duanes,'U and "Three Girls About Town'X Sun.-Mon.-"To Be or Not To Be" "*! Tues.-"Dark Victory" ^3 Wed.-,Thurs.-"You Belong To Me* RIALTO ' Matinee Daily _ J- Fri.-Sat.-"Down Mexico Way" and^ "Melody Lane." _,", Sun.-Mon.-"40,000, Horsemen" „" Tues.-Wed.-Thurs.-"Aloma of the South Seas" and "It Started* With Eve" ,', • Motion Picture* Are Tour . , ' Best Entertainment! * i • ^*ir»i» The first white commander to visit' Alaska was Vitus Bering, a Dane in ] the service of Russia. I Ni eui Sunday and Monday Only! Alexander - BEnnv ita IDBITSCH'S .,.,„ 1 0 BE OR HOT 10 BE jf i»4vctd end dl(«ct«t by Etnii Ml(A(ED THRU UNIIfO Added Attractions • Latest News e Conine Caddy Tuesday Only! "Pork Victory'
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 12,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month