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HOPE *PA», B(MPM, ARKANSAS $%££>&* '' f ,VV <-V'" Wednesday, Septehib'ef '. i •>"' Star Star of Hope 1839} Pt*», 1937. CoMolidAted J«ro*fy 18, 1W. ,v 0 Justice, Deliver Thy tturild From False Keporil Published ever? week-day afttfluxm by Stfa? Publishing Co, tag. <& & Palmer & Alex. H. W«hburh), a! The Star building, 212-214 Sou* street, Hope, Arkansas. C. E. PALMER, President ALEX. B. WASHBURN, Editor and Publlshet (AP) —Means Associated Press ,(NEA)—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. _•. , BaMcrtption Rate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per * 'week 15o? per month 65c; one year $6.50. By mall, in Hempstead, Nevada, Howard, Miller and Lafayette counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere 16.50. Member ot The Associated Bross: The Associated Press is eacluitaly ' entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to It or act rtherwis! credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Charges on Tributes, Etc.: Charges will be made for all .tributes, cuds si thanks, resolutions, or memorials, concerning the departed. Commercial - ,aewspapers hold to this policy! in'the'news columns to protect their readers ;>otn a deluge of space-taking memorials. The Star disclaims responsibility - for the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts Question of Human Rights Sdhind Bars Is Raised J T IS a long time since there has been printed anything more ".shocking than the story of the four convicts who were .scalded.to death in the Philadelphia County Prison. Many facts remain to be brought to light, and precisely .what happened is not yet entirely clear. But it seems indis- ..puteible: that a number of discontented convicts were confined in a block of punishment cells for some time, and that -•^eventually four of them were found to be dead, and upwards -•of a score of others were unconscious. s ; - Now if this story were simply a shocker—a grim revela- ,:jfibn of the ^lengths,to which brutality can occasionally go—it "J^vould be worth no more attention than a passing shudder. But the story is worth dwelling on for another reason. * * * J T COMPELS us to re-examine the question of the sort of treatment which society is obliged to render to lawbreak- .\feTs; the question of the rights- (if any) which a man retains jKveiv after he has been locked up as an outlaw. For this sort of thing is nothing but the ordinary mis- -treatment of prisoners, writ large. It is an exaggeration, but -•only an exaggeration, of the sort of thing which is pretty genera} in jails and prisons all across the country—filthy quarters, bad food, brutal and callous guards, beatings, and all the rest. And it is about time that we made up our minds, once ancFfor all, whether pciety has the right to impose that sort of tegatment on its prisoners. N t 4 According to a fairly common assumption, it does. It is "Argued that if a man doesn't like that sort of treatment, he -cJai.avoid it by obeying the law and keeping out of jail; that mliias defied society by becoming a criminal, and that he has scant right to complain if society gives him some uncom- Jettable moments in return. '^r:_ Yet if you follow that argument to its logical conclusion it;:leads you into deep water. All the infamies that the JSestapb and the OGPU have inflicted on helpless men become .fair,, even praiseworthy, once you admit that a lawbreaker *!has no rights. IT-." . * * * B UT beyond.allof that, a society which follows such a course , is dumb. For most of the men in our prisons and jails are. '•gorftg to.'be released some day. The chances that they will "go jstralght" afterward are certainly made no brighter by cruelty ; and brutality..Man is a contVary creature; the instinct to strike back, to 'get even, is pretty deeply rooted. '. -So the Philadelphia horror is worth a little thought—not -jas an isolated instance of inhuman folly, but as the fruit of a system which is bad from every viewpoint. Feeding and Care of Spirit , -,Tokyo comes a list of wartime commandments laid T, down for the Jananese people by the Central Federation of General Spiritual Mobilisation. - Aceordinp; to the federation's list of thou-shalts, the '••process of".mobilising the Japanese spirit requires everyone to pray for the imperial family every morning, live on a budget, 'exercise daily,-wear simple clothing, economize on basic commodities and rice wine, retire early and rise early, and cultivate the spirit of neisrhborliness. It all has the familiar wartime flavor, and doubtless the Japanese are taking it with the customary submission. But wouldn't, it be refreshing to find a people whose government had involved them in an aggressive war issuing commandments to the government some time? The thou-shalts would be similar. The government would be required to pray for the neople every morning, live on a 'budget, and wear an ensemble composed of sackcloth and ashes and a hair shirt. It would be forced to economize on men and materials, and cut down on the consumption of the heady wine of mutual adoration and ambition. It would be forbidden to go to bed at all, but required instead to sit up thinking of the consequences of its actions, and, you never can tell, it might wind up by cultivating the spirit of neighborliness itself. By DM. MORKIS FI&2BEH4 Jovnal of the American Medical Association, aid ut Ryieta, the Health Attention, Committee on Un-American Activities! '•> AMERICAN RESTAURANT PROPRIETORS k . WHO BESTOW FOREIGN TITLES OH HAMBURGERS AND TURNIPS THE STUPY OFA SPECIAL COMMITTEE PEOPLE WHO THIMK THAT A CULTlVATEP ENGLISH ACCENT IS PREFERABLE TO CLEAR /^ r///~~J*\ (* r^!\ ^f&^~~^: ^ ^ ?V£*&gga 'ii WHO WOULD GIVE OS A EUROPCAM TYPE OF eXACCERATEP > NATIONALISM OMMECESSARY USE OF ROMAN NUMERALS I lie grfl •«ifc- By Olive Roberts Barton Report Cards Need Careful Going Over I look at report cards as a necessary ivil. The report card system, is both good and bad. Many a child who has vorked his head off comes home with 'P's" .while others who don't half try iresent rows of "E's," meaning Ex- he world, our smallpox rate is still much higher than t'.-.ose or many other nations. cellent, of course. ' Of course, Will'ram Uie Dallier will get poor marks, and richy deserve them, but so will Hector the Slow, and this is not quik- fair. William is not on hjs toes at home or. any where else. Hector cannot be smarter than he is. We cannot send children to school and expect some good fairy to transform them. They are what tliey are and teachers can do no more. Besides, Hector gets discouraged when he sees his failures down in black and white. Report cards submitted, at the end of the month tell no new story to parents who know their offspring thoroughly. Naturally there are children who astonish their parents, doing better or worse than expected in. school But in most cases reports are a pretty faair criterion of ability. Most systems of education still have faith in the monthly or bi-monthly statements of debits and credits. Re- porfe-are reports, and parents like to know where their children stand. Then, too, children seem to try a little harder when they know an account ing .will be submitted. That's only human nature. Look over William's discouraging SERIAL STORY BY CHARLES B. FARMER COPYRIGHT. 1933 NBA -SERVICE.'INC. Yesterday: Throueh the old notux of Snndy Cordon, I.Inda leariiH \vhnt n thoroughbred Hmoi- nndford IN. She (Mills him but IcnriiN he him left home for quite a »i>ell. CHAPTER IX was awakened next Periodic Vaccination Is Advisable For Full Protection Against Smallpox For two successive years investiga-rnunity to smallpox brought about by tors in the Kansas State College made, vaccination is lost by diferent pepole a study of the extent of vaccination at different rates, and that every in- against smallpox among the studgnts corning to thgt institution. Of the students who arrived in 1936, almost 75 per cent had a record of having been previously vaccinated against ^•mallppx, and had a scar to show for it. 'About 3.3 per cent had not had a pre- •vious vaccination, but had had small•pox, but most of them had had chickenpox. One and two-tenths per cent dividual who wants to be protected against smallpox should be vaccinated once in every five to ten years. The number of smallpox cases for each unit of population is much lower in those states in which everyone is vaccinated than in those states in which there is no compulsory vaccination law. In Massachusetts, for example, where there is a compulsory had? not had either vaccination against | vaccination la wagainst smallpox, not i_.-i ,., cne cas£ _ Q J smallpox was reported to been the state board of health during the Studied in 1936, a similar study of 986 past five years. itself, or chickenpox. 1053 students had {students was made in September, 1937. ffhese students were vaccinated with ^he multiple puncture method of vac- i ination. Of the 986 students who were in the group vaccinated, only 59, or 5.9 per cent, ha;d been vaccinated more than rtnce previously. Those who had had naultiple previous vaccinations within dine to five years were found to be Jinmune to smallpox to the extent of almost 79 per cent. -On the other hand, those who had but a single previous vaccination were not immune to anything like the same percentage. evidence seems to be that im- In those states where such a law is not available, it is desirable that the public be educated to the importance and value of the procedure. Physicians and public health officials everywhere should make vaccination against smallpox available to the people so that they may be protected against this disease. Sooner or later, unless there is more widespread vaccination than now prevails, small outbreaks of smallpox are bound to occur in various parts of this country. The actual facts* are that now, even with one of the best educated and literate publics that exist anywhere in T INDA morning by a woman's strong voice calling: "Telegram for Miss Gordon? Yes, suh, here she is." Callie gave the receiver to Linda, who had sprung into the hallway, her heart pounding. Could this be from Bruce? The station agent in the nearest town was saying: "—a telegram, and he wants an answer." "Read it, please." Suppose Bruce was asking her— But it wasn't from Bruce. It read: "MAN O' WAR BOBS INTO LIMELIGHT AGAIN STOP WILL YOU GO TO FARAWAY FARMS GET EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HORSE STOP THIRTY- FIVE HUNDRED SNAPPY WORDS, NOTHING TRITE STOP WHAT DOES HE THINK OF IMPROVING BREED OF MEN TO KEEP STEP WITH IMPROVING BREED OF HORSES STOP RUSH ANSWER. The name signed was "Moss." The Moss who had offered to make her staff writer on his magazine. "I'll take your answer, IV Gordon." "The answer is—" she hesitated, said: "Just one word. Yes." * * * CHE made her decision in a flash: but she wasn't running out! She was staying here. She'd cover this one assignment; that was all Moss asked. He'd pay her well; and she was going to need plenty of cash. You don't put a horse into training on hope alone. Then, too, it would do no harm to keep her writing hand in— Uncle Sandy looked up inquiringly when she returned to the table. "Uncle Sandy, I'm leaving for a week or two." He glared at her. "Thought you came to stay." "I did. But this is a chance to pick up some cash." "How?" She laughed. "By making Man o' War talk." He leaned back, hands on table. "What you talking about?" She explained. "Of all the fool ideas!" He shook his head. "Of course, it's foolish," she said, "but it's the sort of yarn race-mad Mk will re»d, Uncle Sandy". That is, if I deliver the goods." She got up. "I'll make a hundred or two." H-m-m! There was money in this writing' business. * * » f INDA stayed at a hotel in Lexington that night'; the next morning—by appointment—drove out to Mr. Samuel Riddle's Faraway Farms, a few miles north of Lexington. The magic of her magazine's name got her special attention. Though the hundreds of daily„ didn't run ag'in Snark in Seabiscuit had the rheumatiz or sumpin'? An' then they didn't let War Admiral run in the Suburban, 'cause his trainer think thr track too sloppy—an' ev'body git mad? Then next Monday War Admiral, he start in the Queens County Handicap at Aqueduct?" * * * VES, Linda remembered. She had seen that race—sitting by Monte Hill's side. Monte was rooting for the Admiral that .day. " 'Member how the crowd hiss an' boo War Admiral — 'cause So They Say Without free speech thefe is no free thought. .Without free thought there is no vision, and where there Is no vision the people perish.—Herbert Bayard Swope. I had to save her soul.—Rudolph Sikora, of Chicago, explaining why he slew "the other man." Acting in the movies often consists of knowing a bag of tricks and pulling 'em out one by one as they are called for.-^John Barrymqr.e, Barbers nre scientific, professional ;men, not gabby mediators of ,the week's choice gossip.—AUlen \Varmelln president of the'Master, Barbers Association. The Lord lets us live too long.—Mrs. Louise Spangler, of, Philadelphia, on her 100th birthday. I just •co.uldn'i stop thinking about it, nncl finally I had to go and do it. —Lorenzo Ccrrutl, of Mountain View, Culif., who dynamited a bank that liaWd foreclosed on his property four years before. This wife business is the most expensive thing I've ever come across. Why did I do it?—Jack Oakie, film comedian. he the sight-seers were arriving, she was! Suburban? An' they all prayin' given the exclusive services of for Snark to win—" Man o' War's gray-haired groom, the courtly Will Harbutt. Old Will went into his spiel: told of the stallion, now 21 years old, being bought from August Belmont for $5000 as an untried 2-year-old. "—an' he done made a million dollars in winnin' races, stud fees, and sale of his chillun. But fust—" First, Will insisted on showing two of Man o' War's great sons, Crusader and American Flag. He pointed to an empty stall: "That's jes' waitin' for War Admiral to come home and be with his pappy. An' hear"—with a sweep of his arm he pointed to a fourth stall in the immaculate stable: "Heah is Man o' "War hisself!" The Negro walked into the stall, closed the lower half of the door, said: "Come here, Red!" Linda saw a flaming chestnut turn in the stall, approach the door. Will threw an arm around his neck. Said: "Listen, Miss, this here be Man o' War, the greatest horse in all de wide worl 1 . As 3^year-old he run in 11 races, win 'em all, an' bust track records north an' south. Got so other horses skeered to run ag'in him. Once only one would come out on de track—that was Hoodwink; and old Red, he beat him by a hundred lengths. "As a 2-year-old he start 10 times. He lose one race—an' de jockey what rode him is walkin' "I wasn't, Will," she told him. "Lord bless you, ma'am—course o' War's chillun be the now. "Man greates' of 'em all: there be Genie, Scapa Flow, Mars, Crusader, American Flag, Clyde Van Deusen —he win the Kentucky Derby; Edith Cavell, Bateau; War Admiral—he win the Derby, too; and about 300 others—" "Does Man o' War ever talk, Will?" Linda asked seriously. "Talk? Why, Miss, he writes letters! Yes, ma'am. He done writ a half dozen to his son, War Admiral. Ain't you, Red? " 'Member when, they call off that Seabiscuit match race? 'Cause not! Anyway, old Red, he hear that hissin', and he go half-crazy. He writ out a telegram, an' he sent it to War Admiral, und they give it to him jes 1 as he get to the .post. It say> " 'Son, yo' pappy remin's you you done won 10 races straight— make this Ueven. Never mm 1 that crowd o' pore whites booing you —you is quality—go out an' win, son—win for yo' ol' man." "And 1 he did! War Admiral, when Snark come alongside him, he say, git back in the rear— where you beloi:g—you can't pass quality folks, an' Snark, he git back, an' War Admiral he win fo' his pappy—almos" bus' a track record. Red writes him a long letter dat night. He say, 'Son, yo' pappy mighty proud. You win even wid dem pore white trash hissin' you. We's improvin' de horse breed; hit's time humans improve theirselves—" Linda had it! Unknowingly, old Will was giving Linda the backbone of her story. "Now, Miss, we turns him out—" Man o' War, a trifle pot-bellied now, but still majestic in bearing, stomped into his Blue Grass paddock. Will Harbutt and Linda followed. Someone was running up behind them. Linda stopped as a hand caught her arm. She wheeled around. It was Bruce Radford! "Hullo, there!" he called, a broad smile on his face, as though nothing had passed between them the night before. "Oh, hullo, Bruce!" He held her hand an instant. "Look here," he seemed slightly puzzled. "Why did you coma home? To visit Mr. Sandy, to buy a racing stable, or—or—" "Or what, Bruce?" "Or to scoop me? I'm here to interview Man o' War." He grinned shrewdly, "What's your business, young lady?" (To Be Continued) A Book a Day By BrvK* Catton Cowboy's Songs Are Collected From 1870 to 1890, 100,000 cowboys pushed 13,000,000 head of bawling longhorns up the trail from Texas to-Mon- tuna (incl Dakota,leaving a rutty track across the grasslands and string of ballads unique as American folksongs. These ballads, 218 of them, complete with music have been corralled •. in a most unusual and entertaining book, "Cowboy Songs," by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax (Macillan: $3.75). This is a revised and enlarged edition of a volume first published in 1910. The cowboy mad a song of his job in the heyday of. the cattle barons, whn beef ruled from Abilene to Cheyenne. He used a sharp staccato rhythm to stir up a lagging herd on the long steady trail drive in the day, and he chortled lullabies to soothe his longhorns becled down for the night. Some of the best of the "dogie" songs seem to have been created to prevent stampedes such songs coming straight from the heart of th cowboy in th stilmss of the paririe night. Still others rocked with ribaldry, mirrored the trails and dangers and work and loves of frontier life. John Lomax spent three years traveling by train and on, horseback and on foot them on wax records, copying them in bars, making notes by chuck wagon fire. A negro saloon keeper In San Antonio first gave him the music for "Home on the Range" in 1910. For 20 years it attracted no attention, thn suddenly it emerged as one of the greatest hits of the radio. Whether you've ever straddled a western pony or seen a bowlegged cow puncher, there's a reare treat for you in this odd collection. —P.G.F. Hold Everything! "Yes, we're twins, but my brother delivered pies for the bnkery all summer." Paul arnson in tie Who's Planning What, With arid Against Whom, Along Celluloid Coast Bees Came, Too BERNE, Intl. —<*)— William Townsend, the governor's cousin, shot a squirrel from a tree in which bees had their hive. The squirrel tumbled on Townsend's head. There were bees on the squirrel—and then there were bees on Townsend's head. HOLLYWOOD—Short tukcs: Between scenes on the set, nn undistinguished nncl very uppity young actor was discussing his hideaway vacation plans and berating the public for not allowing screen celebrities and privacy. An elderly, acid-tongued actress suggested: "Why don't you travel incognito—under your own name?" Old-timers add a lot of zest'to this business. Harry Davenport, now 72, and an actor since he was in rompers, will dance the Suzy-Q in "The Lady and the Cowboy." And Flora Finch, after 50 years in theater and movies, will sing for the first time in a sequence of "Stablemates." Neck mid Neck Photo Finish Rival crews of writers have • been working out scenarios bused on the ac• tivities of Tammuny Hall's. Jimmy Hines, waiting for the verdict to decide the course of their final chapters. Now there'll be a race to get the first picture -to the screen. A once- report card when he brings it home. Digest it. Try to decide where the trouble lies. First of all, allow for the child's ability to acquire knowledge and his disposition to study. In both cases you can help, for you know far better than the teacher what his real obstacles are. You know the caliber of his brain and the flaws of his energy. It may be .that your attitude is antagonistic to school. Is that it? Maybe William won't \ry simply because he has an idea that school in the main and a teacher in particular are enemies rather than friends. Or it may bo that William has never had to apply himself at home. Habit doesn't change by itself. Why should a child do for strangers what he wouldn't think of doing for his parents? . It is really too much to expect. Help the slow child with the hard spots. There is no law against home service that supplements school service. And please don't jump to conclusions about poor marks. Get d.own to the roots that bear such discouraging flowers. Add your efforts to that of the school. prominent writer has been hired at a | handsome figure to prepare a scenario about the life and doings of F. D. R.'s new neighbor, Father Divine. The bills for making the movie will be paid by the Angels. Switch-Artist Perc Westmore, one of the colony's head makeup experts, .has arranged to market novelty lockets containing tiny claps of hair from the heads of movie stars. Then per cent of the profits is pledged to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, thus providing some assurance of authenticity. But I must ask him whether he'll dare clip the toupees of some of our aging actors. Stanwyck nnd Colbert Dither and Dither Those stories so widely planted about Barbara Stanwyck's health not only were wide of the truth but resulted in a lot of embarrassment to her. Insurance companies were threatening to cancel her policies if she continued to work. . . . Claudette Colbert went into a great dither when she heard that Paramount was planning to put this line on billboards: "Colbert Can-cans in Basil Rathbone In "Dawn Patrol," is playing his first sympathetic part in years. "The Phantom Crown," about Mexico's Emperor Maximilian, likely will be the biggest picture ever made by Warner Brothers. Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Director William Dieterle, Technicolor, tortillas, serapes and cactus! Music Folds The musical famine is becoming even more acute. Not one typical tap- FLAPPER FANNY -SOPH. 1»)| BY HIA SCRVICE, INS. T. M. BtC. U. 5. PAT. OFF, By Sylvia nnd-tunc show now is on the 1939 production schedule of 20th-Fox, which led the 1 recent cycle nnd now is the first to drop it. , Even Eddie Cantor will have to get along without chorus girls. The current football flicker, "Hold That Co-ed," began as a semi-musical and then was revamped to straight comedy. They Think Money Isn't Everything Deanna Durbin has turned clown n 26-week radio contract ai $5000 a week. Decided she'd be busy enough making pictures. . . . And Edgar Bergen has refused a third flicker at Universal for which he would have received 5150,000. He couldn't afford to accept the offer, which would have zoomed him into an income tax bracket which is almost' confiscntory. Dolly Huas, red-headed little German, has completed a year and a half at Columbia, at $1200 a week, without making a picture. Now she goes to Ernst Lubitsch and Myron Selznick for ?7'0 a week, but is very happy about it because she'll work. . . . Norman Krasna quit his producing job at Metro because he said he was tired of being an overpaid office boy. He expects t ohave two plays on Broadway late this season, after which the studios probably will rediscover him. Having outgrow nthcir rompers, Die Dead End boys will be replaced at Warners by a new gong of small roughnecks from New York. But their tratdition lingers, and has spread. An animated cartoon outfit—not Disney- soon will introduce the Dead End Mice. And Universal is building its own juvenile gang, to be called the Little Tough Guys. Ties Stressed," headline. Ahd whose necks are inside the ties this time? "Austro-Hungarian reads a late news STORIES INSTAMPS Vowed to Conquer Golden Peru ' RUGGED adventurer, Francfsco ca And that s the guy who said he wouldn't marry anything less than a million." Well, every, .ma». baa his. priee-^-but hia. has Jfeeen marked down m§r*l time*" Pizarro first sailed for Ameri- in 1509. Four years later her had settled on a small Innd.-hold- ing in the new city of Panama, 'and from there he began a series of explorations to the south of the isthmus which convinced him th? country was enormously rich. But not until 1531 was Pizarro, with a small band of Spanish soldiers, able to invade Peru. Ho found the Incas in a virtual stain of civil war. Atahualpa had completely defeated the forces of hi.i brother, Huascar, and had taken him prisoner. Atahualpa was encamped at Caxamarca on the eastern side of the Andes. Pizarro set out for him with a force of only 102 (got soldiers, 02 hoi-semen and two small cannon. Pizarro captured Atahualpa in the Caxamarca public square,- bui instead of releasing him after payment of a huge ransom in gold, he executed the Inca 'leader fb. 1 refusal to embrace the Christian faith. Then, with re-enforcements; he entered the Peruvian capital, Cuzco, Nov. 15, 1533, stripped, ii of its hordes of gold, set up'r: puppet ruler, and proceeded '• 1) arrange conquests of other Peruvian cities. 'Meanwhile, for protection- he built Ciudad de lo.; Reyes, the present Lima. But b; 1 now the Incas were thoroughly aroused. ' At the same time Pizarro faced revolt of his old friend, Almagro. In an cr.- suing civil wz.- he fell beneaf.i their swords. He was put to death finally in 1543. He * ia shown here <u a Peruvian stamp of

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