Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 13, 1939 · Page 7
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Wednesday, December 13, HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS PAGE SEVEf4 ii Toys Hint little Homemaker'Is Santa's Pet ' DunstB ™'' to * Doubled for 1940 Ry MARIAN YOUNG NEA Service Staff Correspondent NEW YORK-The homemnking, do- meslic, back-to- the-simple-llfe theme dominates the Christmas toy picture. This is n ycnr to give n little boy archilockml blocks to enter to the builder in him; a blue print of a tiny homo with complete directions and •.•quipment for building the house from the plmis; or n miniature farm set, complete with buildings, fences and all manner of agricultural implcmenti iron) ji disc h«rrow to n corn sown- and " windmill to supply water.' For little Rirls, gifts that ore port »nd piu-cH of Hie samp theme Include in addition to improved sewing and fmicy work sots, n model kitchen in Baby Gets Head Start on Teething Record - Break! ng Drouth Hits Great Planes States By ROBERT E. GBIGER AP Failure Kcrvlre. Wrller DENVER — The greatest fall and winter drouth ever experienced by some sections of the great plains country is giving the United States' anti- drouth program its supreme test. Soil conservation experts, on the drouth battle- lino since the critical doys of 1934, says the dry landers may expect a renewal of dusl storms -next spring but probably will escape nn- other series of the "black blizzards" thai made life miserable H few years ago. More land has a cover of grass or stubble upon it; hence there is less exposed soil to blow. But the dust bowl area where severe blowing may be expected next spring will be twice as largo as it wns last year, fay technicians in the office of H. H. Finnell. regional director of the Toyland keeps right abrest of the world of science. You've read of the miracles being performed in "tray agriculture" wherein crops are raised without earth. Plants arc grown by hfcving the roots dangling into a solution oi nutritive chemicals. Well, here's a inhiaturc set for budding agriculturists. C'lirislm:is woulmi'l seem like... Christmas if there wasn't a doll under (he tree. Hero's one of the newest and loveliest— a doll portrait of lirntrix, Holland's baby Itrinrtxs. miimlurc with built-in cabinets and ironing board, handsome' electric range, sink with running water and a •ct of swce|i.'rs, broows and such domestic toys. Practically every piece of . home- makirig equipment wAieh mother uses in the care of the home is duplicated in minialuri. for her small daughters. Tiny iron.-, really get warm enough to enable the play-mother to press her doll's clothes after they have been washed and rinsed in an unbelievably i.fficient little washing machine. For both boys and girls, the new indoor chemical gardening sets are .sure to be popular. A deluxe one includes ; pcciid sand, seeds and directions for maintaining a fine- and dandy windowsill flower garden without soil. This is Hit type of toy whcih might foster a child's interest in a life-long hobby. Any youngster would be thrilled with a "leal estate development" set, consisting of materials for constructing not only several little model homes but roads between them and properly lamlicapi'd effects around them. faini sets, both with oils and water ccloi, arc constructive as well as amusing. They offer the modern child a real incentive to become something i.f an artist instead of simply a dauber. Also more intere.'.tingly designed than foime-rly are the puinting-with-out- l.aints si- IK for very yopng children, Water if applied to chemically-treated paper from which designs in beaiiti- lul colors emerge. There are bead looms for making coasters. (A parent might reap dividends from a gift of one of these.) There are hap.; of mortar— easily dissolved in \vatei 1 —which may be l.oui'.bt :;<'|iiirate-ly and packnd with a roil, (ruction loy. An xylophone- building tct e bij; news, and (here arc other lou.'irnl i-oiislruclion sets. 1'W lln- Vimiitf liiiilnuidcr In additional In (bo toys that foster inleii'sl in luimi'inaking and hobbies, Iheie are wonderful new trains— one iqiiippul with a station announcer who calls (he list of (rains in dull monotone but. .shouts "All ubom-d" in completely realistic manner. Christmas 1 !).'(!) sivne-ry for train systems includes billboards, roadside diners, landscaped homes and station squares. Bc.sides .sweet baby doll.s with charm- ini; wardrobes there are grown-up looking lady doll.s with elaborate coiffures and clothes that are copies of tin boa-selling fashion designs at the moment. What little girl wouldn't be tickled with a dull as beautifully uro- porlio ic-d as a Hollywood .star, all ilrcs.swl up in an evening gown, fur jacket, open-toed sandals and a knot j of flowers in her hair? I Among Die- oilier new and fascinating ilolls iire Princess Beatrix, granddaughter of Holland's queen; Conja llenie and Phmorchio ;m ,| ., huge t . o }_ Mrs, Caraway (Continued from Page One) Arkansas and many important Arkansas politicians seek her advice. She's a New Dealer, through and through, and a close friend of the Roosevelt's. Hher chief aims just now are to get federal contributions to Arkan- ••dt's old age pensioners increased to $15 a month, and to bring about uniform freight rates throughout the country. She's proud of being a senator, and says the "time is past for treating women as set apart by sex from any serious legislative programs." But being proud, does not mean being conceited. One of Spnator Caraway's favorite stories concerns the lime a womaiv accosted her when she was leaving the senate chambers. "You are a senator, aren't you?" the woman asked. "Yes," the senator replied. The woman hesitated a bit, and It's a Laugh Dry weather can't kill dust bowl humor. In Kansas the farmers will tell you it's been so dry the waler in Smoky Hill river is wet on just one side—the "bottom. In Texas they tell about the ducks that carry their individual canteens, flying south. And in staunch Democratic counties they contend the Republicans were wrong when, in the presidential election, they said grass would grow in the streets if Roosevelt was elected. ^ "It's so dry,'' say the Democrats, "the grass won't grow anyplace." Soif Conservation Service at Amarillo, Tex. That will make it less than half as large as it was in the "big drouth" of the mid-thirties, when it covered approximately 50,000,000 acres. The new drouth area extends over a dozen states, from the Appalachians to the Rockies. In the Kansas dry belt less than an inch of rain fell during September and October, scantiest on record. Montana received onlv 76 per cent of its normal •SenlPmber-Oclober nrorioitntion; Kansas 10 rx>r rent: Nebraska .10 ir>r C enl: North Dakota 53 per r<Mit; Wvominw 77 per cent; Minnesota 50 per cent and then added, "but .1 don't know which one you are." As she walked away, Senator Caraway told of the incident to a colleague, and concluded, "that is deflation." Senator Caraway was born February 1, 1878. on a farm near Bakers- A baby of rare distinction is Jeltie Lee Cromeiy pictured with hei mother, Mrs. Floyd T. Cromer of Winston-Salem, ; N. C. • Born prematurely, Baby Jettie arrived with two fine front teeth' she- : so proudly displays. 12 miles ivom a rail- and Senator Caraway ville, Tenn., road. She moved to Jonesboro utter their marriage. He previously practicied law at Lake City, Ark. Iowa 37 per cent. - Prospects Very Poor "Prospects for next year's wheat crop are the poorest over the widest area in recent years," say experts in the conservation office. "Wheat farmers (of the dust bowl) in most instances already have lost the opportunity for making a crop next year. Their next opportunity will be to plant wheat next fall. In practically all of the critical area wheat was seeded in dust and has not sprouted. "It is difficult to say whether the wheat farmer or the livestock producer will suffer more. Even where grain crops and grass were poor this year as a result of drouth, cattlemen can gel through the winter in fair condition. However . . . where feed crops were poor and there is little grass, cattlemen are facing a serious problem." Reviewing dust bowl history since the first "black blizzards" struck in the early thirties, technicians see a definite change in the patern of dust bowl farming. The use of water conservation practices ha's, in many' cases, meant the difference between a complete crop failure and a crop worth harvesting. His technicians estimate approximately 3,500,000 acres are under a complete soil and water conservation pro. gram in the demonstration projects of the conservation service set up within the 96,000,000 acre^area "normally considered as potentially a part of "the wind erosion region of the southern great planes." . "The additional acreage upon which some conservation measures are being .used probably will run into the millions," Finnell says. BARBS Roosevelt is thinking of having two budgets for next year. Maybe he has an idea they'll balance each other. Ireland is laying plans to float a navy. Just can't stand the idea of not getting into a scrap. It was Britain, the Nazis say, who is responsible for the fall of Poland. Germany and Russia are merely accessories after the fact. Ken Keltner, $7500-a-year Cleve- 1 land baseball player, cant collect §15 weekly unemployment compensation during the winter. He will have to try to adjust his standard of living to that of an ordinary executive. A Democratic leader was cleared of voting twice because he said he was absent-minded. Thought he had voted two years ago instead of that morning. Santa Clans Lives in Marshall, M< Divides His Time Bi tween Plumbing Sho| and Pulpit By ED MILLS AP Feature Service 'Jj MMARSHALL, Mo.-Santa Claus li growing a beard. You thought he already had Well, that's true of the fictional I Claus—that's his real name—of shall, Mo. For years he's been trying in.hit, own way 1 to live up to the meaning i the name—given him, he says, by\ father with a sense of humor—hut,! has remained clean-shaven. This year, though, friends persuaded Marshall's Santa to try to look USfe part. • When his beard is growing he'll whiten the whiskers, don a rkl and white suit and be a realistic Salita for the town. Plumber and Pastor Eleven months a. year, Mr. Clause divides his time between his plumbirt* trade and his Christian calling jJS pastor of the local Chuich of God. Much of the time in recent yea's he'i had to depend on the .WPA to"si«ii- plement his meager earnings'. ; Buf business has been better this year "and Santa has had a regular job with^A plumbing, shop." ; In •'December, however, Mr. ClaiiS spends most of his time answering letters. H Providing for five boys (none naniee Santa") and two gfrls of his own doesn" leave him any /money left to buj presents : for the thousands of anxioill youngsters who write him annuall^ But 'he can 'answer letters with thjl inriguing signature. "Santa Claus," aril hie does. , „ j * He has to depend • on charitabu friends to help him buy the stamps.) 1 requires quite a few to answer 6,00 letters—his annual average—but fi keeps writing as long as the stanij money holds out. There have beei times in recent years when he cii •short the Christmas pleasures of hi own family to answer more letter; The missives from hopeful kiddfr started coming this year before tli first Thanksgiving. His mail grow 'heavier daily. Santa is unhappy that some nation will be at war this Christmas but hojie that the United States can stay out- that "peace on earth" can remain th'i nation's Christmas motto. , v < .With a war in progress, he believe more attention should be paid to toj given youngsters. He doesn't believ they should be given guns to pl» with—war or no war. "It would ' a wise idea to get their minds av. from guns." Santa says "It's not much the -war I'm thinking of, bu holdups and tilings of that sort KiL will be kids, and war toys will fc used in play now but they might Ft fleet on their la{er lives" Chop suey originated in New York Chinatown in 1896 and is practical! unknown in China. Some (lay Junior miiy he a hig real estate operator, Jn (he meantime lie's having fun playing Immelmilder with this fine miniature subiirbitn development, which no! only includes houses, hut everything needed for proper Landscaping. liny, flexible, composition one:-;, scaled to fit miniature furniture. More Troops (Continued from Page One) Ncnt Housekeeping can't be learned loo early, and here's Little Sister wcshing her toy dishes at a miniature kitchen sink Hint has real running water. Note the water tank at rear of sink. \\'ni.il«l be to compromise our right flank and establish a base for air i pcnitions against qur Northwest. From southern Alaska to northern Washington is some 700 miles. Thorp is excellent authority for say- ii>!< that American army and navy leaders are concerned about our position in Alaska. Air power had made all the difference between the tiny K.'nri.son of a thousand men—without Inrlilic'i.liuiis—which we now have "guarding" the roof of the world, and i.vhat UT .should have. Admiral Hepburn's survey reported: "Naval air bases in the Alaskan aii-ii will be essential Jn time of war." So Alaska is about to be stri-nijthe-ncd, by outposts for the navy's patrolling seaplanes and submarines at Kodiak Island, Sitku and at Un- in the strategic Aleutians that stretch within 500 miles of Soviet soil —storm-wracked culposts where even to fly is to fight nature. To protect these installations- the* Army will need eventually not one thousand men but five thousand, and is building a central base ready for the G. H. Q. Air Forces long-range bombers to use as takeoff for flights against an attacking fleet. The job will cost $12.000,000 and will be done in 1941. To link up this and other help for Alaska, with its source in California, both serivces are strengthening themselves in the northwest. Seattle sets a major naval air bu.se for not only patrol planes but an airplane carrier. and Astoria, Ore,, a submarine* urn] seaplane base. These bases will receive a good share of the liOOO aircraft the Navy hopes to have. Also the Army is holding back from maneuvers in the South one Regular Division—the 3rd—to rehearse in the Northwest this summer, in conjunction with the Navy, the difficult amphibian operation of defending that Russo- Japanese frontier of our. Of other denfenders. first stands Mother Nature, who gave Alaska a jagged coastline, mountains, and a climate lhat sometimes means (it) below. Nature and Hawaii Understandably, the liO.OOO people are not softies and remark lhat "there is good hunting in Alaska—and good shooting." They have been asking better defense and will raise the first Alaskan National Guard, a small detachment. Canada would probably join in Hemisphere defense with a naval busc at Esquumault. Partly for such de- tense, a proposed highway via Can- andii would connect our Northwest with Aliibka. But strangely enough, that Arctic Territory's U.-st defense is a tropic loi ritory—Hawaii. So long as. the center of our sea-defe>nse line holds out, affording an operating base for tbe> United States fleet, and so long as that fleet undefeated sails the Pacific our Russo-Japanese frontier may be raided or bombed—but he who tries to cross it for keeps will find that the water up there is not only very cold, but very, very deep. 'HERE'S A DIVIDING LINE in motoring, too. Go in and look over the new 1940 Pontiac Silver Streaks, and there'll be no stopping you from still be worth it. But they don't—only a trifle more than the lowest-priced cars built. Put them on your "looking list. 5 ' You'll wonder why you've waited crossing over to the luxury side. For so long to cross the line from utility to into these stunning new 1940 cars, Pontiac designers and engineers have put the extra style, extra comfort, extra features, extra performance and extra distinction to make your motor car A proud possession. Even if the 1940 Pontiacs cost a lot more, they'd luxury. That's how good they are. Why not step over the line and buy a 1940 Pontiac? AND VP *delivered at Pontiac, Mich. Transportation bttitdon rait rates, state and local taxes (if any), optional equipment — white sidewall tires and accet- soriti—extra. Prices subject to change without notice. General Motors terms tv suit your purse. 207 East Third Street HEMPSTEAD MOTOR CO. (MAX COX, Owner)

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