Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 3, 1938 · Page 2
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STAR, BOtffi, Star Star of Hope 1*39;, gwss, 1927. toatohdMM JMtmiatj* 1% 1*». 0 Justify Deliver Thy ff&HUd Published ev*rjr week-day altei»<i«m by Sttr Publishing Co, tag. «. Palmw & Alt*. H. WwhbunO, tfcthfrSttr building, 212-214 South «tt*«t, Hope, Arkansw. C. E. PALMER, Fnaddent ALEX, a WASHBURN, Editor ud Publisher (AJP) —Means Associated Press (NBA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Babxription. Rale (Always. Payable in Advnnce): By city carrier, per W*ek 158$ per month 65c; one year $6.50. By mall, in Rempstead, Nevada, S6ward,.Miller and LaFayette counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere $6.50. Member of The Associated; Pros: The Associated: Preat is mtiued to the use for, republicntion of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also lie local news published herein. Chaifes on Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for all tributes, cards at thanks, resolutions, or memorials, ,joncerning the departed. Commercial Mwspapefs hold to this policy in the news columns to protect their readers torn a deluge of space^taking memorials. The Star disclaim! Eesponribillty (or the safe-keeping or return* ot any unsolicited manuscript*: Labor Can't Cry "Step, Thief!" at Capital 'THERE is no lack of statistics about the business depression, 1 heaven knows. Every economist, statistician and would- be soothsayer in the land has had a go at explaining the depression in dollars-and-.cents terms, and there doesn't seem to be a great deal that has been left unfigured. Yet you can still get a new angle on things, even at this date, if the right kind of figures are put together. An example is to be found in a recent bulletin from the Central National •Bank of Cleveland. This, bulletin examines the decline in national income during thie first half of 1938 as compared with the first half of 1937, and the figures it presents are rather instructive. * * * T HE income received by all residents of the United States in the first six months of 1937 totaled $33,111,000,000; in the first six months of 1938 it came to $30,629,000,000, a drop'c/ rather less than $2,500,000,000. That decline—a percentage decrease of only 7.5-—apparently measures the difference between good times and bad times. Who took the biggest cut, in this decline? Employe compensation—another way of saying wages and salaries-dropped $1,927,000,000. Payments of dividends and • interest dropped $37,8,000,000. Profits taken by owners of private concerns declined'by $177,000,000. Labor, obviously, took the biggest cut. But wait a minute. Further study of the figures shows that in the.!fir.st half of 1938 employes got $5.33 for every dollar that was paid out in dividends and interest; and it happens that that is the highest ratio yet recorded in this country. In 1937, for instance, the ratio was $4.84; in the boom year of • 1929, it was $4.58. * * * \\ LL of which is simply another way of saying that although <X"i there was less money to go around in the first six months of this year, labor got a bigger proportionate cut of it than 'ever before.. And if that is true, then the man who tells labor that labor's income. i& down because capital is taking too big ;a' slice of the profits'is simply, talking through his hat. --Capital's slice-was proportionately largest of all in 1929, .wjhen labor's income was at its peak; it was smallest in the -first half of 1938, when, labor's income was 'way down. '„.'. 'Meditating over these figures, it is hard to avoid the hackneyed: old conclusion that labor and capital have got to share the same fate. If the total sum available for wages, dividends and interest is up, then both profit: if it is down, both •lose. ! •.:,. And meanwhile, labor is getting—in proportion to the money available—a bigger share than ever before. Vv. Wings; at Home E VEEN^ince man first took to the air, groundlings and flyers alike have toyed with the notion of a country using wings in the pursuit of its daily activities as casually and generally as it now uses automobiles. ; Realization of this common dream; has seemed just around the corner for a number of years, but civilian flying has nevertheless remained largelv in the hands of "sportsmen pilots" possessed of at least a modest fortune. The cheapest of the "flivver planes'" have still been out of the price class not only of the average man but the well-to-do upper-middle class, as far as using them with the regularity of an automobile goes. Now comes a disclosure from Washington that a "plastic" plane has been developed, and tests of manufacture and nerformance have been under way for at least six months. What kept the "flivver plane" out of financial reach was mainly the cost of labor involved in assemblage. Most of the new plane may be stamped out in hydraulic presses, as the commercial articles now made out of plastics are. Bureau of Standards experts are enthusiastic and optimistic. That aviation corner the average man has been trying to peep around suddenly comes breath-takingly closer. By DK. MORKIS FISHBEDi Jownol of the American Medical AMoetettoB. tmt ut HygeU, the Health Beriberi, Discovered in the Orient, May Be Found in the United States Party Lines Saj.wdafySeptember 3,1038_ THOUCH THE PRESIDEMTI/M. PURGE SEEKS TO SMOTHER AND S POLITICIANS WHO PlVERCTE |M POIMT OF VIEW, Before that children went about very In fact, he probably wouldn't go at Beriberi was first found among Orientals who lived on a diet consisting almost exclusively of decorticated c/ polished rice. The condition may also, of course, be caused by living en a diet consisting almost exclusively of refined flour, sugar or starches. The chief manifestation of beriberi is a change in the nervous system, in- cludpg particularly an inflamation of nerves toward the surface of the Often associated with such in- waterlogging, ADMINISTRATION! URGE TO ASSAIL, ASSAULT /SMD SCOURGE ITS CONGRESSIONAL INSURG- / EAJTS ISN'T NEW. #>• By Olive Roberts Barton School Child Not Clothes-Conscious If your little boy went to school to- ay in curls and kilts, the other chil- ren would laugh at him. They didn't augh fifty years ago, however, be- ause it was quite the thing for boys p to six to wear curls, and often drts. I don't know exactly when the patch vent out of fashion. Sometime be- ween the turn of the century and the oom of 1928 it got lost along the line. happily with unmatching divots on their clothes, chunks of leather sewed over cracks in their shoes and darns as big as flapjacks in their stockings, to say nothing of knee-pads and copper-toes. All have gone to the Land of Lost Things. If a child went to school today with all the sartorial salvage he used to take for granted, he would tcel like uspccimcn from a museum all. Which all goes to show that children don't mind -too much what they wear, but they do mind being different. This, they can't stand. Nothing makes them more wretched than being out of line with the rest of the class. If you have the impression that 1 discredit the worn and the mended, let me hurry to explain that nothing delights me more than to see little pants, shirts, sweaters and smocks having their lives prolonged and doing their utmost in this world. I hate waste and I love a good sense of salvage. Here's to the resourceful mother who can take in seams, let them out and attend to coats. Who can darn, press and clean and then senc her flock out with their heads up, neat, clean and as good as the next fellow. . The way children are sent to school SERIAL STORY PHOTO FINISH BY CHARLES B, PARMER COPYRIGHT. NBA SERVICE. INC. Yesterday: To Llnila'N clmsrrln. Golden Toy KOI-H to .Monte Hill tor 4CI51M) .-iftor a buttle of bidding. CHAPTER VI M ONTE HILL swaggered up to ±V»rt 011^+11-4 v»aav» T*r»rtl» > i-Mit , lling jjf 5 the tissues due to the pour- ingnjtf water. There is also an effect wi the heart in the form of enlargement which, in the worst cases among Oriental people, frequently results in heart failure and sudden death. A deficiency of vitamin Bl in man involves chiefly the nervous and circulatory systems. Beriberi or minor manifsetations of that disease may develop in the person who lives in the United States because of various factors which render the intake of vitamin Bl inadequate. In a person who is alcoholic or addicted to the taking of fairly large amounts of liquor each tlay there is a definite interference with the absorption of the vitamin BJ. Every calorie that he takes into his body in the form of alcohol decreases the total intake of vitamin Bl tor that vitamin. 'The pregnant woman, who becomes nauseated often restricts her diet to concentrated carbohydrate foods which! are low in their content of vitamin Bl Also, she may fail to retain in her body all the food which she takes in. Furthermore, her metabolism is greatly increased by the presence of the coming child. All these factors combine to reduce the powers of assimilation of such vitamin Bl as she takes into her body. The small baby who happens to have the condition called pyloric ste- nosis, in which the outlet of the stomach is greatly restricted, also suffers greatly from vomiting, and as a result may not get a sufficient amount of vitamin Bl. People with colitis, with prolonged fevers in which there is increase of the auctioneer. Took out checkbook and pen. "How do I make out this check?" "Well, now—" Mr. Jenkins hesitated. "Wait a minuteT' Linda Gor- 'don was pushing forward. Monte thought he had this colt, did he? She'd show him a thing or two. "Mr. Jenkins, you said 'cash on the barrel-head—no checks accepted.' If he can give a piece of paper—" she left .the sentence unfinished. The auctioneer raised a hand lor quiet. Hill turned to Linda. "You know me, Miss Gordon. My checks are good at Saratoga; are they good here?" Linda looked him straight in the eye. Said: "I'm okaying no checks—I'm buying a colt, for cash." She glanced up: "Mr. Auctioneer, do I get the colt?" Mr. Jenkins cleared his throat Frowned down at Hill. "Mister did you run that colt up without enough cash, or a certified check to pay. for him?" "I don't carry that much cash with me," Hill flashed back. "My checks—" "Don't want 'em, my friend. Last cash bid was eight hundred" •—the auctioneer went into his sing-song—"do I hear the thousand?" He did not. "Sold! To the young lady, for cash on the barrel-head." The auctioneer jumped to the ground- Honied held out a hand to Linda; in it were four $100 bills. Linda programs at the track. I just want 10 say—" He smiled at them; spoke as if he harbored no bitterness, "You've got the smartest niece in America, If she hadn't spoken, my check would have been taken. But all's fair in a horse deal." He turned to Linda: "I caught on, that you two were joining forces. You've got an aristocratic partner, but I sort of wish you had teamed up with me." She smiled, too, but it came hard. "Maybe 1 would have, "You pay," he whispered, put the bills with her money and, carrying out the ancient southern custom, laid $800 on the head of the keg. "Here's your bill o' sale, Miss. Big Boy, give the colt to the lady, and bring out that nice little bay." * * * 1"~)LD Sandy Gordon took the ^ halter-rein from Big Boy, led the colt to the fence. Linda turned away from the chagrined Monte, but you said women.and racing don't mix." His face hardened. "They don't. Brown Donald lifted eyebrows, "Don't, eh? We'll show you a thing or two." "Show me?" "Yes, you." Donald spoke with a superior air. "It'll take more than a fancy steeplechase jock to do it," said Hill with finality. Linda shot a quick glance at the handsome youngster. So her partner was THE Donald; a gentleman jockey who rode at country club meets. One of the hangers-on of the moneyed aristocracy. So, he was trying to pick up a hoijse of his own—cheap. That was it. Probably tired of riding horses for wealthy friends. Just then three cars came to a dusty stop in front of the sales barn. Bruce Radford jumped out of the first car, followed by a handful of prosperous - looking men. "Hen! You started the sale?" Radford demanded. "Waited over an hour for your crowd," the auctioneer complained. "This here is business—" "What about Golden Toy?" "Sorry," Jenkins shrugged fat shoulders. "Sold for eight hundred—" "I'm darned!" Radford turned, TTE seemed shocked. Said some•"• thing to the men around him. Linda caught their words—advice spoken from hardened mouths: "Buy the gal out—she'll take dough—you got a right to the colt—" The girl flushed. Looked an instant at Monte Hill. He shook his head, as if. to repeat, "women and racing—they don't mix." "Tell you what I'll do; I'll giva you a couple of thousand—" Radford began, but Linda cut him short, saying meaningly: "You should start at thirty-five hundred, Bruce—the price of another thoroughbred." He flushed. She said, "Remember?" "All right, I'll give you thirty- five hundred—" "Not for thirty-five thousand—, from you!" Radford looked at her levelly a moment. There was no resentment in his face. He turned to Donald: "You don't want to make any money either, do you?" Brown Donald looked at Linda: "We don't want his money, do we?" the metabolism, and vomiting as well j Hill, motioned to Donald to follow as a limitation in diet, may also suffer from minor degrees of vitamin Bl inadequacy. Thus apparently a. lack of vitamin Bl is quite frequent among people of the United States, and each of us can examine his own diet in order to determine whether or not he is getting a sufficient amount of this substnace. Religion must have some economics in it or it is dead. — The Rev. L. J. LuggutU, president of the National Catholic Rural life Bureau, her. "Uncle Sandy, this is our partner, Mr. Donald—" "Brown Donald," the young man said, taking the uncle's gnarled Where fist. Brown Donald! had Linda heard the name? Somewhere in connection with this racing game. A tall figure loomed over them —Monte Hill. He ignored the girl, the young man. Said: "Mr. Sandy, you don't know me, but when you were winning with Beau Mardi at Saratoga, I was a kid "No." "Colt's not for Radford," Donald "Now, Sandy, farm." sale—to you, said evenly. youUl excuse us. let's get going to Mr. you* recognized Linda, who had been obscured by Golden Toy's entourage. "Hello, Linda! You did get here! Who bought Golden Toy?" "I did! That is, Mr. Donald and Sandy. Gordon and Brown Donald led the colt off; Linda turned her back on Bruce and his crowd. Monte said goodby. Then Brown. Donald came back to her; he, too, was leaving. His eyelids lowered, he half smiled; again she felt that electric current. "Got to run up to Berwyn tonight; riding in a big steeplechase next week," he explained. "I told Mr. Sandy to give the colt some long, slow gallops; 'get ready for the fall steeplechases." "Steeplechases?" She drew back. It seemed hard to talk against his wishes. "This is a flat runner. Jockey together." "You—and Donald!" He swept his panama off, ran fingera through thick, brown hair. He made Linda think of a fat kewpy —a disgruntled kewpy. "Well, I'm darned! Since when did you team up with a—" "That'll be enough from you, Radford," Donald said quietly. "Who spoke to you?" "I'm speaking to you. We bought the colt together; we're going to campaign together." Radford looked ut Linda. "That true?" Slv» nodded. We're going Club Stakes; after then, the the Derby next year." The man's face set in hard lines; again the current snapped off. "I don't think so." He spoke evenly. "He's long-legged; his mammy had stamina. I'm going to make a great jumper out of—" "Oh, no, you aren't!" Linda's eyes flashed with purpose. "No?" He smiled; once more the girl was drawn to him by an invisible something. "We'll see. Well, I've got to catch a bus. Keep record of expenses; I'll divvy with you." He waved a hand, turned and left her. Straight ahead, old Sandy Gordon was leading a spirited thoroughbred. (To Be Continued) Hope Softball League Clubs Bruner-Ivory Williams Lumber CGC Cnmp Hope Basket Geo. W. Robison W. H . 0 . 8 5 5 Highway Dopt 4 L. 1 2 .( 7 8 9 Pet. .917, .818 ,GQ7 .'117. .385 .308 Friday's Rcsulta, Hope Basket 20, Geo. W. Robison. 9. Williams Lbr. 10, Highway Dpet. 8. Gnun's Moiulny Bruner-Ivory vs. Williams Lumber at 7:30. Hope Basket vs. Goo. W. Robison at 8:30. G nines Tuesday Geo. W. Hobison vs. Bruner-Ivory nt 7:30. Williams Lumber vs. Hope Basket at 8:30. Gnmes Wednesday Alton Camp vs. Hope Basket at 7:30. Hope Basket vs. Bruner-Ivory at 8:30. Gnmes Thursday Hope Basket vs. Bruner-Ivory at 7:30. Geo. W. Robison vs. Highway Dept. at 8:30. (End of Schedule) A Book a Day By Bruc* Catton A Kunncr-Away Itnn Inlo JJfu Two little books which ought to 'if .nso-,1) good many people are current ly availble. Each one is light physically, and also in content each is gracefully and pleasently done. One is Stephen Vincent Bcnct's "Johnny Pye and the Fool Killer" (Farrnr and Rinohart: §1). Tnia is a folk-lorish sort of short story [.bout Johnny Pye, the New Eng- !-ind 'ad who set out to run away from the fool-killer, and who in the running .-ntinagrd to wander all across American life, contort the eternal my 'cry of human ex.'stenee, and become ;• symbol for questing and dis- appoinlid man. Mr. Be-not ieils the s'o'-y with humor and tenderness, r.n,i while it is a sliyli; enough story, it is vp'.i worth reading. The other booklet is "The Rubiyat of Omar Ki-Yi," by Burgis Johnson (Putman: $1.75). This is a compilation if doggish verse, and the principal item in it—as you may guess from the title—is an extemely clever parody of the poem that made Edward Fitzgerald famous. One verse will give the flavor of this: Myself when young much eager leisure spent Watching a rabbit-hole with grim inlet, And never knew, through all those patient hours, He had another door where out he went. Silly? Probably; but it's ingratiating sillness. If you are one of the great army of dog lovers, this booklet is pretty sure to please you. FLAPPER FANNY By Sylvia . 1»3§ BY NEA OtM'ti. INC. f. M. M6. U. ft. »*t. "Of course this isn't all I have to. wear! I just don't beHqvci in using feminine \yiles like hair ribbons an' charm brace-i lets an' silk socks in, a business office." Paul Harrison in Hollywood! has so much to do with their success. Once the child is conscious that he is dirtier than he should be, he stops trying to be good and he won't study. It hardly ever fails. I've seen many a child suddenly retrieved by some sympathetic soul at home, or taken in hand at last by a converted mother, come marching into the room as though he owned it. And almost invariably, if the renaissance was permanent, lessons and behavior improved. There has been a tendency in upper schools and some colleges to emulate the gutter. It's a pity to say the least. Shoes united, socks dragging, sweaters .shapeless and smelly. Children imitate their big brothers; I don't say sisters way, mostly. The wise mother will do all she can to fight this carelessness, insist on haircuts and see that the family is tied up, at least. The Cops Made a Lot of Are Still HOLLYWOOD.—The curbs were lin-" ed with out-of-state cars. The sidewalks and stops in front of the National Talent Pictures Corporation were crowded with women and children. In the lobby stood groups of adults, some fathers among them, talking indignantly. In the large yardjit the rear, containing were more children trying rather aimlessly to amuse themselves. A boy sat at the piano and with one finger was [licking out "Home Sweet Homo." "Ah," ah-ed this foolish reporter to himself as he first surveyed the scene, "how sad! How typical of Heartbreak Town! A few clays ago these mothers and dancing-school teachers and their prodigies were excited with the prospect of having come all the way out here to make a motion picture. And then the police came and arrested four 'officials of the company, charging them with making false promises. So here are all these poor, bewildered people—-saying goodby—picking up the fragments of their tattered, dreams." Then I began questioning some of them and found out how wrong I was. They're Certain It's All;a Mistake They were not going home. They did not believe, for a second, any of the charges made against Ira C. Overdorf, president and head promoter of the enterprise. They said they had been fairly treated. They were convinced that Overdorf was going to make a picture—a wow of a picture—and they were going down and give the district attorney a good piece of their minds. They understood certain darkly hinted rival interests were responsible for a strategic and carefully singed upset of their plans. And as for those cops!— As for those cops, I must say here, on my own authority, that their melodramatic raid on this talent School was a rude and thoroughly stupied piece of bungling. Hollywood always has assumed a humanitarian attitude in its vigilance against exploiters of vanity; it wants to spare movie aspirants tho humiliation of failure. This time it shot very wide of its mark. Plain Clolhes Hulls in the China Shop One policeman could have entered the studio and said quietly to the three persons arrested the first day: "I got a car outside. The D. A. wants to see you." What happened, instead, was this: Nine detectives and a couple of radio car patrolmen with whooping sirens told you you'd get it caugju some day if you didn't stop slidujg dawn. tt»e feaftistej?," Noise, But the Hopefuls Hopeful whirled up.to the building. Exits were covered. Most of the officers swarmed into the building in search of Gver- dorf, his wife, and Edward Rose, vice president of the company and publisher of Screen Juveniles magazine. They also encountered a lot of frightened children and anxious parents. Some of the latter, judging from the numbers of the invading force, assumed that they wore all under arrest and made protests. Kids whimpered and women screamed, and a portable radio transmitter brought in from a nearby broadcasting station amplified the excitement. Police said to the women: "Go on, get out. ... Go back where you came from. . . . This joint is closed. . . . Take your kids and get out of Hollywood!" It was a mob scene with real hys- aerin, and done in atrocious taste. You can imagine the psychological consequence. Mothers and fathers and teacher- sponsors of potential Shirley Temples and Freddie Bartholomews got good and mad. They didn't like being yelled at and undged around like supected criminals. Overdorf, right or wrong, was better than this, and they'd stand with him! They'd stand with him and they'd make the picture. Their children would be in the movies yet! They'd defend Overdorf. I was told that fou» individuals who happen to be wealthy pledged their aid, and that only four of some 180 parents or guardians had gone home. Talking with mothers and fathers from Florida to Maine, Texas to North Dakota, San Diego to Seattle, I remarked on the apparent absence of jealousy between them. They told me frankly that there had been some jealousy and hard feeling. Also there had been some discussion of Overdorf's integrity and intentions. But that was before the police charged in. Now these clients of the talent- school scheme were united in a common indignation. Late in the afternoon, following n, succession o£ huddles between company officials and attorneys, everyone was called into a large room and told that production would begin — "as scheduled," Thu principals already had been selected. Music, direction, script, cinematography, sets, recordings, and costumes had been arranged. Bravo! Huzwih! On to fame! A union technician told me: "They'll do this picture. It may be the lousiest picture ever made. It may be that no theater will ever show it. But these people are going to get their kids into a movie- or know the reason why." To believe in the efficacy, of pacts and treaties to protect us against- international brigandage is a dream of visionaries. — Admiral William D. Leahy. —H. G. Wells, addressing the American and British Associations for the arvancement of Science. _ • 1 Legal Notice NOTICE Hearing petition by electors of School District, Oak Grove, Number 20-A. Notice is heheby given that a petition purporting to be signed by a majority, of the qualified electors of Oak Grove School District Number 20-A of Hempstead County, Arkansas, has been filed for the consideration and judgment of the County Court of .Hempstead County, Arkansas. The •said petition asks that Oak Grove 'School District Number 20-A be dissolved: and. that all the territory thereof be annexed to and made part of Hope School District Number 1-A o£ Hempstead County, Arkansas. The County Court in session at Hope, Arkansas, on Sept. 2, 1938, orders the County Examiner of Hempstead County to give notice by publication for two weeks in some newspaper having bona fide circulation in the county that the above named petition will come up, for hearing "by the County Court, Hi F. Rider, Judge thereof, an Friday, Sept. 16, 1938, at 2 p. m. at the City Hall, Hope, Arkansas, H. F. RIDER, County Judge. By E. E. AUSTIN, County Examiner, Hemptstcad County, A*k. •3-10.

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