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star , ARKANSAS Star J(UUMtty 0 Justice, Deliver Thy fttrald From False Report/ South -^' . President H. WASHBURN, Editor and Publisher CAP) —Means Associated Press " " (NEA)-^Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n "" J "This Is What It Is All About-^~~ OOMETIMES, surveying this confused world of ours it N M e.httie hard to figure out just who is kidding- whom' The line that spnarntuc Hm y.It n ~l,.«•„.. f,. on , ii j • • '"'"• ' " L Recession *. f ew toys a £<? the New York Times went to the trouble O £ ra !' hic roport of a s l> Mch delivered k ! ck of the faithful ! » °»« «f hi« ' , f K -, * ork City - To a nonmember of the cnlt, it makes weird but interesting- reading .' 4- sample paragraph goes like this: ;;'.;;"Pefmit me to be transmittnble. permit me to be re- wcarnatable. permit me to be reproducible. When this is will see God in all mankind. . . . This is what it is all )\ hen >? u built * «P°n this foundation -f - ,- thc ; ""torprwileged and will ascend ;«"e height ot perfection and K o above the overprivileired and put them in their places. That is what I am cloinjf. I am putting the overpnvileged in their places." ••Read throug-h a couple of columns like that, trying- v, ? figure out what it means, and you get a tantalizing i y °. U . aVe h 1 ard som cthinj? very like it before. It's -? P a f° e ' bu V'° U th "^ aml think-and then, at last, vou at: it sounds just like a speech by one of the more strident European dictators ! - * * * THE technique is much the same; the emotional appeal is the 1 same, and the intellectual content of the message is the •. •'-,' •';•• X^r^>. /'f's'+' r ' f 's~',---.''':'?-\.- That, probably, is really an insult to Father Divine He preaches peace, and by and large his career probably has made for less unrest rather than more. But the broad lines •ot the appeals are much the same. For the dictator has the .same technique of aiming his appeal at the emotions rather than at the reason. He knows too, the trick of appealing to discontent, of pouring forth a string ot ^ high-sounding but fundamentally meaningless phrases ot reiterating that he and he alone holds the secret— and finally, of pointing to some sort of promised land which • will be entered if people will just follow him and say nothing. ' •..W*Y.f • : *Mjv OE/a^.«.^«+«- about n long cruise in "Let's See If the World Is Round" (Putnnm: $5) Ihls cruise got stnrtct | when the author nnd n Dnnish friend got tired of armchair voyaging nnd decided to try their hnnds nt the reenl thing They hought n sturdy ketch, retained , a crew of five (counting the skipper the mate, nnd the cook), recruited twc scientists to c-ome tilung nnd collec the specimens of this nnd Hint, am were off for the south sens. ^ Their route led them down to the Cnnnry Islands, across the sen to the Virgin Islands, thence to Fliiininn, on to Galapagos, and across the Pacific d Tnhitn, Samoa, the Marquesas, nnd divers other romantic spots—until, nt last, the prankish Pacific brought their voyage to an abrupt end by wrecking their boat on a coral ftef. " In describing all of this, Mr. Mielche is usually liRht-hoarted, frequently gaily Humorous, occasionally somewhat caustic nnd ironic, and practically always interesting. Concerning the south sea islands he waxes eloquent. He is indignant over the way modern civilization has ruined the native culutres of those places, as nothing but contempt for the unties of tourists in such spots as Pu|M'ete—and admits that the fabled "allure" of the islands is just a.s potent as the romanticists say it is, once you wimple it. American readers, by the way. will bo interested in his report on Samoa; apparently Uncle Sam i.s doing n pretty good job with his native wards there. Wednesday, Aiignat 31, Ifl Suit was considered so vital in the undent world that one of the oldest roads in Hiily w;ls called Via Siihirin. Over this roitd. the important rom- modity was carried from Ostia into the Sabine country. Tin' jjoiiiM in-- Ilicse mosqiiiloes ,-irc ealiiifi mi- up!" PHOTO FINISH BY CHARLES B. FARMER COPYRIGHT. I93B NEA SERVICE.~INC. By Olive Roberts Barton 'Dull" Pupil May Be Just Frightened ' • .- S.THATan unfair comparison ? Read some of the 'dictators' . speeches some iime and ..'see for yourself. The parallel is And that is a measure.bf the utter confusion of our time. follow - ' v 'i ne is »ot, at all surprising. But that whole nations should flock after.the.se assorted Father-KS I'n'^T' s , urrou " di nsr th eir destinies to them and empmver- ig- them to go forth and destroy the peace of the world— that is nothing less than appalling. Cupid and Oil CPEAKING of causes for alarm:. There is a road, among U f h f s - in Buchanan county, Missouri, which is sorely in need of oiling- and has been sorely in need of it for about a dozen years. The housewives who live along the road have been getting more and more tired during those dozen years of having to dust every time they turned around. Efforts of a conventional nature to get the county to lay some oil have been have jllst notified the nf i- t0 SLle their husbands for divorce unless the matter is straightened out within a certain time. ' btunts like this spread like measles in a third-grade class- Odd 8nd irnitati Ve countr - v ' and ^ no fun Hpecu- 5 ° MiHSOUrl housewives have Often a child is not dull at all, bu gets a sort of frozen terror that creates the impression of stupidity. We are all this way, old and young. If you're in a room where people think you are up-to-date and smart, you ARE smart. You pick right up and say things that surprise you. But with a lot of people who think you're a back-number; you are apt to discover yourself saying inane things that you could kick yourself for afterwards. You knew better, but you couldn't help it. Now it sometimes happens that at the beginning of the school year, when everything is new and strange, a boy or gorl will set up a fear wall against the work aheead. They are sure they won't be able to do it well, and consequently are not at their best. We'll take a hypothetical case of James Jones who has heard that B6 is very, very hard. James is handicapped before he begins. Discouraged at Beginning James is a plodder. He gets things slowly, but when once learned, they're there to stay forever. He is a little slow on the pickup while the rest of the room seems to be using a sort of •nagic about their lessons. The class has the reuptation of being far above n,hr div ° rce * ctions an » lin & for 'ower taxes and i, public transportation; wholesale courtship strikes for ™*?h 1'censes; threats to marry, raise large families, fv,..«,,r Tu . ,. , '•" '""'i.y, iciise large lammes, Uuow. them on rehet unless government jobs art forth, rv,., „„„ -,t r jk cs f or garbage collections after i-s in the possibility that coming; and marriage every meal. The one ray of hope that ; this silly gone too f t0 , its Close before the Pray tor an early winter. -„ UK. MOKK1S FISHBEIN r. JoBrnaJ ot the American Medical Association ud •! Hyieia. the Health Magazine. ~> m •• Through the Gastroscope the Doctor May Study the Stomach's Lining- average, and Miss Black hasn't anticipated any slowpokes. James' marks for last term were pretty good, but now she is astonished at his passing into her room at all. She simply cannot help looking at the boy with a half frown. Without really speaking a word, she clearly puts poor James in a class' by himself. He senses ; it and freezes, just as you and I would freeze in a roomful of celebrities. At home his mother and father get] completely discouraged. They notice that the boy is in. a sort of blue funk. He repeats 'that.he's dumb. lie says, "J can't think when I'm in scMool any more. I'm all mixed up." His father tells him that he doesn't pay attention. Advises him to listen better and get hold of himself. Maybe he says, "You're getting lazy, boy. Why don't you sharpen your wits and qo to it? I'd be ashamed if you got behind." Between misunderstanding at home, the quick tempo of the class, as well as a certain impatience on his teacher's part, the poy is losing faith in himself. There is no stimulus to brains like praise. This is what he needs—praise and encouragement. Once he thinks he's pretty good, he'll be a lot smarter. pended for several months over a salary disagreement, Sperry indignantly refused to work at the studio as a stand-in for any other boy. He capitulated, though, when the idea struck him that perhaps Freddie never would ' be able to go back to work. j He had heard that the Bartholomews already were broke from fighting law-1 suits about Freddie's custody, and he figured they might be needing .some! of the money he had earned a.s a' stand-in. The S Situation Seems to Be Straightening Out Ray probably will never know how nearly right he was. Miss Bartholomew and her nephew were ready to quit the fight and return to England , Th P n n ..o,^™.^ of a court ordei . re _ . .. -- most of their debts—to ! his parents and their attorneys-—and a new contract with Metro brought him back to work. In October, 1937, his salary jumped from $350 to 52000 a week,'where it will remain through May, 1939. Then it goes to 53000 a week for three When Freddie's Stand-in Got His Job He Practically Became a Bartholomew HOLLYWOOD-Ordinarily a stand- last-a test for an important role in a scientist ...j see first-hand the changes th- t- s«.«r"scope nas been perfected going on within the human'bodv iTi 'V'l'^' """** " fle * ible tube and a series o lf ..-.H n f ,,.,.;„„ .„ .,..." .*• '"- of Ifcn.-:es, as well as electric light ami that particular branch of ciergces a tremendous advance W-n-- 1 , \ ~," c/ our greatest advances have been i ','< " ' '° stomach - -nade bv *xt P nrlin 0 ,K. ,.;..:., een i -'"""' ; ' n >' the mouth and the esophagus and then directed of the wall which made by extending the vHon of m™ '• ,i-, Y "•"' ' "' "' " lc wu " w ""-' through the use J! instrument vh!ch he ,", hyslcian rnay wish to observe enable him to look directly into vari W ' th this new type of gastroscope ous portions of the interior of the! : ' ma " ero - sions "r rough spots on the human body. '"! wa " of 'he stomach, small ulcers, areas The otoscope is used b\ in diseases of the ear 1 of (• be eardrum; the ophthalmoscope is u . ef i | to look at the retina, the ti.ssue in b;~rl- of the eye by which we see; the cysto- . is used to look into the , ;ll ,;, ;(J r of the bladder. One ot the most recently developed instruments, now gradually co m in« into extended use, js called the zn°- troscope. With this instrument it "has become possible to look directly at the lining of the human stomach. As far back as 1868 a German investigator developed the Idea of passing Ordinarily the wall of the human tomach looks exactly like the stoTnach f ai'.y other animal of a higher type. The membrane is, glistening and bright in appearance. If, however, a gas- lcer is present, the wall of the h s.ecms to be yellow or grayish white, and the ulcer area looks much in doesn't make much money, or have the picture. much fun, or get any opportunities. Probably half the stars in flickers don't even know the names of the that people who do their preliminary pos- has ' n S and sweating under the lights. But it isn't like that with the actor- and-stand-in team of Freddies Bartholomew and Ray 'Sperry. They're pals; such pals that they might as well be twin wards of Aunt Myllicent Bartholomew. She can't give Freddie a new tie, or a book, or an extra quarter to paint the town red, without doing the same for Ray. The kids have the same lessens, vacations, interests, and ambitions—the latter involving football instead of movie stardom. Ray Walked Into a Steady Job All this began four years ago, during the making of "David Copperfield." Director George Cukor beckoned a skinny, darkhaired boy from a group of extras, checked him for height and coloring, and announced that he would stomach. This ^ e Freddie's stand-in. passed easily Bartholomew didn't know what a stand-in was. Sperry, who had wanted to act, wasn't sure that he wanted to be one. It has worked out very well, though. Sperry's $35-a-week income has been fairly steady. Most child actors have to change stand-ins about once a year befcause of varied characteristics of growth. Freddie and Ray, though have grown inch-£or-inch and pound, for-pound "So if Kay gets the part," he continued, "I shall go over there and be his stand-in!" Aunt Myllicent said she was affraicl that Metro wouldn't like that very well so Sperry declined to make the' test ' e es Later, when Bartholomew was sus- f.V.ST OP rilAIIACTKIIS I.l.MJA (iOUIKI.N —|,,. r ,.; S | 1( . KM*!- li|» MiiiiliiiHtin to n-liirn lo Iirr lllllf <;rn»N. Will CK U VDI'OJtl)—iiowi.pnm.r- mnii. II,. triiitlU s lvi- up niiy(l,|,, K lof l.lniin. " t X«-1.10 SA.MJV_|,,,r»,.iuMM. ll f M-oiilil nlvi- up uiijtliliiK, Inn, fnr u frnnil ImrNc. .Mo.vri: HIM—n,.,, rlll . IllK . dc . »olec. llr also wnnlrtl l.liidu. * * iii YcsliTiliiyi I,hula iirrlvi-x liomi-, tr«-iit» llrii...- llmlfuril « l,li ( . (M ,|| y nail Ihi-ii (cri-riH riu-lf Siiml). she Iflln him si,,. IN IOIIIIK In hu.v n ••oil lij l-nniiicy tar 11 (lurilnn CHAPTER III "gO Bruce Radford stood by, didn't suy ;i word when the executors forced you to pay $3500 —money you didn't have to pay, morally." Lindii Gordon spoke with bitterness. "I don't hold it against the boy; it was just luck," her Uncle Sandy said quietly. "I hold it against him!" "I wouldn't have written you, but I didn't want you to think your old uncle was leaving you a pot of cash—when there-was no cash." months, after which time Freddie may' Thcy WGro talking on the porch; renew for another year, or he and Ray 1 the excitement of her arrival had may do a little traveling before theyj ciiecl d°'wn. She ha'' i'"'" •-•••* i—go to college. Miss Bartholomew says cl °thes in the spar she's going to see that Sperry goes to Ie 86ecl Norman hr CollctlG i > r^i^c'*i-i»-.,'«4I-_ Freddie and Ra yjire known—to each other—as "The Master Mind" and "The Genius." Bartholomew's title came! from reading detective stories. They figured that if Sperry were to become a directotr some day it would help a great deal if he already were identified as a genius He has a sort of intellectual look anyway, with horned-rimmed spectacles i UII.K.:. ( j-«iu iul . jui iiursus, m mid-man- Ser^^ng-tisten 111 ,^';;-" %°^,^^»^ <* ?«»' ^ loader with the p aSS - She had laid out her spare room; bow- had placed her roadster in the empty barn; old black Norman, who had ridden :. ;iny a great thoroughbred to vic- tu'X, a quarter century ago. "Uncie Sandy, I wish you'd tell me all about it—and your friendship with William Radford." "We gcew up together . . ." William Radford and Alexander (Sandy) Gordon. With a mutual passion for horses, in mid-man- t 'We'll buy the Pompey co|t tomorrow him — races—start all win some develop great- over." together, counting "Listen the current one ^ "The Genius," said The Master Mind, "is a great deal more than a stand-in. He's my moral support. A Book a Day By Bruce CattMi They Sailed Awayto (lie South Seas. The amateur sailors continue to provide good reading. Latest addition to the list is a far-from-melancholy Dane named Hankon Mielche, who FLAPPER FANNY By Sylvia U direCtly ' red i he same a.s does an ulcer on the sur- fact uf the body. The modern physician does not, how- t-vtr, depend upon any single test as a of making a diagnosis. wi.ih to have an X-ray He will within th* last five y*ar s , the symp - SUite at the Ray didn't turn out to be as handsome, but he has given up the idea of being an actor anyway. Some day, when he and Freddie get through being a pair of All-America tackles for 'Stanford, or maybe Yale, they'll return to Hollywood, and Sperry will direct Bartholomew's pictures. These will be all action pictures, without any kissing or other mush. It's a Mutual Aid Society Ray definitely abandoned his acting career while the Sclznick Studio first was trying to cast "Tom Sawyer." Freddie went to his aunt with the news that his pal had got a break at jO Stop him !——cive him hl« haait I T TV-IT T-V hadn't been ridden sin^he% out oflne Jl^Jp «° U thoroughbreds as partners. ". . . tnen t-iiiuu the y<_-,-ir oui Beau Mardi won most of the big stakes . . . William wa/i money- getter ..." William Radford with uncanny foresight sensed the coining of the industrial age. He sold his turf holdings at boom j«ices, and put Ills money into real estate. William Radford's fortune mushroomed. Sandy Gordon continued to campaign from Saratoga to Tanforan, eating turkey one year sow-belly the next. ' ". . . then I started horses . . ." This was when Linda Gordon's parents died. The old man had quit racing to make a home for her, though he wouldn't admit that was the reason ing years; a bank director, trustee of a collect— Illustration by E. H. Guilder "It warn't, honey. Estate shrunk in the depression. Bruce got . He's just been living , ,, . i. es us een vng lets go partners j al Uwi ta.un. That's going to be and buy her; he—' William Radford wanted to put racing behind him; wasn't compatible with his standing- he going to .soil on" remainin- ! raising .. horses the money is in raising " * were • • good years and bad years, too. But old Sandy got along, while Linda went to college, then New York. Uncle Sandy," Linda north to conquer leaned . , ....j i v.i lu<ll l |[ |l» brood mares and their foals But he said: ". . . Sandy, you saved mo once- maybe this mare will drop a lim- foal, put you on easy slroet a«ain If she does, and if you ge 'sold next month, too. ^ get five thousand cash—" "Thai's more than he deserved Ho should have spoken up for -ou—(old them to tear up price for the foalj me back, if not, we'll off . . ." Sandy Gordon insisted on mg his note. . a fancy ; wrjlo il note—' Sandy Gordon got to his feet. lJun t worry about races that liiivo Uvn run, Linda," he said. •Sin.- was silent a moment; took his arm, .started into th» house. vacation , forward, interrupted him, "tell me about the big favor you did William Radford, when the bank was closing in on him." "Oh, that was nothing, honey." "Yes, it was," she corrected gently. She knew the story by heart. William Radford had told it to her, more than once, in expansive moments. ". . , I had to have six thousand in a hurry, Linda, or I'd be wiped out. I went to Sandy. He said, 'Sure I'll get it for you.' He did. Not until the next week, Linda, did I know Sandy had sold a fine handicap horse to get that money. Anything I can ever do for him . . ." Linda repeated these words 'now to her uncle. . "But he paid me back," Uncle Sandy reminded her. "Now tell me of this last deal " she prompted. Last fall Uncle Sandy had a chance to buy a good mare, in foal to Stimulus. "... I could get her for fifty-five hundred, a forced sale. I had two thousand. I went to Will . . ." .William Radford had become a. T INDA GORDON leaped to her feet. "Uncle Sandy, Bruce Radford home on v , —wasn't he present when you j'ot that money? Knew the circumstances?" "Yes, honey." "Then what happened. Tell me exactly." "Sale was at Churchill Downs- I bought the mare. Was goinn to take her home next day. That night—" he broke off. "Go on, Uncle Sandy." ^. t "She^was burnt up in that big O f --. .am—out Jie died next m,,i» ci , '""""'6 uner So, executors find iny i ™ , n f h ° F Thi lcd , V P , l ° him an j insulin, .ten his old bones stiff- -„,„.,,, VJlWUlJJJtJ barn fire. It was racing luck honey." ' ' "What did William Radford say?" "He sees me next week—says hes going to send back my note —for me to forget it. Will always wa= fine. But—but he died next week, note—" "What did you say to Bruce?' "Nothing, but he was present when I talked to the trust company. I don't blame him—" "Why not?" I'Truth is, he gets mighty little." "Didn't he inherit all his uncle's estate?" "You forget the funny will his uncle made—in boom days. Will was a millionaire, then. He left twelve hundred thousand to the college and his wife's church and a hospital; Bruce was to gel what was left over—residue, they call ".That should be plenty." M"in.!4 to buy a race horse."' * * * JJ1 ; ^ stopped in the hallway. Faded old ' eyes bored into her. "Did you give up every- i thint', just to be with me? If you "id, I'm going to .send you back . "as and baggage—" | "Why Undo Sandy! I told you i l was fed up with New York I <-an t you understand?" She lorced sincerity into her tones. l 'I d be a wage-slave there for- I i-ver. But on the tracks—why , women -are being licensed as i trainers today!" . "Whoa, there!" Life was coming back into the old frame •Sandy was of the older generation w '_io say women and "".7 "^Hldl U11L1 c-m't—" m ' lX ' " A iady> Linda « "Oil, yes, she can, loo, old fossil! She reached up and tweaked his car. "It's a hard life, honey " "Not with you looking after to shield her from lhe ~~s a few •s begin breeding again—and now, good night, old dear!" Quick- lv ,.,„ ,,;„,.„,, him> ran £ he] . kissed , *. llll} AUIl room before the tears fell Uncle Sandy thought she had money. She had nothing, save a .second-hand car and $600. Then she remembered that the Lord tempers the wind to the .shorn lamb. She began laughing hysterically: ". . . Dear God _ ,, m the shorn lamb—give me a chance, God, please . . ." (To B.U Continued)

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