Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 19, 1938 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Monday, Sepj£mberJM938 Editor Daniels (Continued from Page One) THANKS FOR THE MEMORY" By Ralph Raingor and L»o Robin BIRTH OP A SONG From ASCAP Filar By Joseph R. Fliailar and Paul Carrutrt. ians. New Dealers and anti-New Dcal- ersv the report drafted under the direction of Lowell Mellet, executive director of the National Emergency Council, should stir national interest i nthts one region which may drag the national advance or help propel it. Certainly if there really are men Of commence in this so-called commercial land, the possibilities of a market \vithih our own tariff walls—which the South might be in our tafirr walled world—should arotise them. But it is not at all certain that there are Americans in America or business men in its business civilization. We delude ourselves with the illusion of our nationalism and our practicality. Actually in Wall Street and Washington. Wichita nd Waycross. we are not only citizens primarily of our own neighborhoods, we are also all emotionalists, and we arc never so emotional, north and south, as when we consider cither the magnolias or the migrations of mills and men to and from the south. Indeed, the south" is a word for an j emotion rather than a region, in that lies the chief fault of this report to the President on the nation's No. 1 economic problem: it presents the facts. With only the most casual and conventional look backward at history and with no consideration for sectional prejudice and personality, it reports the statistics. But statistics are not people and even in 1938 the facts are by no means all that are involved. Poverty and Store Poverty Economic Problem No. 1 is not a mathematical problem. It never has been. I believe that the farmers of this report were misled by a conventional idea when they suggest that the relative poverty of the south began with the Civil War. I know without being a historian that the historians were misled—or misled us—by the melodrama of reconstruction "in the south. It was a wild and lurid business but the greatest damage to the south was accomplished in Washington where the Yankees (an inexact term) took the federal power as their loot of war. The south acquiesced because it had to and also 'because after the first fury, it was permitted tperhaps-it was a necessity then) to reinstate slavery. In more ways than one the south still clings to slavery and that clinging is a fault within more destructive than exterior exploration and inequality. Poverty had begun to grow in the ' south before tribute was exacted, even before the Civil War began. It has continued to grow. Tariff Walls Still Stand Nevertheless, if the President act, even now in aid with the directness of " this objective and wholly contemporary report we might begin to go' somewhere. We seem—maybe only seem—to .be, making some headway in the matter, of freight rates, but the tariff, despite ; Mr. Hull's treaties, seems here to stay i in all its fixed foolishness as the national and international policy of the world. The south remains under its complexity, which sometimes seems so simple, as much subject for emotion as William Lloyd Garrison and Harriet Beecher Stowe helped to make it long ago. And because the National Emergency Council has packed an amazing amount of contemporary information and encouraging intelligence into its brief report is hardly sign that other sections are ready economically to take the south back into the Union or that the south is ready economically to re-enter it. Indeed, there is some evidence that nothing is more disturbing elsewhere than the fear that the south is escaping from its position as a colonial appendage of the old conqueror regions Some southerners are disturbed by the prospect of better wages for other southerners which provide the only certain way to southern escape from the plague of its poverty. The NEC report and the President E ?',l )Pi !! S S >U - r *! >0 v y ' ha ^V U l±m Y u f s" ™^ i ?f7" fln Sul Song^piLWare 'written' to 8ffci.1h.in Tney wrote "Thinks For The™ory~ •$&&&%%£ s^S^T±±r,# z&^zzsyyyz ^^~^ and naipn 01 i-tewar* »>« i-«" • «"*• • -. m comomai posed "Moanin 1 Low" when they met and Hollywood, teamed up. 13 Years His Secretary, Now Wife of Millionaire They thought they hod turned out a comic song but when they tried out the lyrics everybody wept. At first they thought it was a gag, but successive auditions proved they had written a real torch song. Even the stars could not control themselves during rehearsals, and there were several retakes before the song was put over. Both young writers are members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and won additional honors when they created the hit song of 1934, "Love 111 Bloom," also written (or a particular situation. are inseparable. Alone the report is valuable as it informs the nation. But only the President can make it more than, another statement of the south's difficulties. He might make it basis for national effort to set the south free from the bondage of economic slavery. It is still true that a nation cannot remain half slave, half free. And it is increasingly true that this nation cannot grow as rich as it wills to be if a region, which ought to be a market .remains caught in a poverty the contagion of which runs swifter than plague to producers everywhere and to other consumers far beyond the inadequately consuming south. NEXT: How "The Nations No. I Economic Problem" lies at every American's door. Movie Scrapbook New York Goes To (Continued from Page One) seats in the senate unit for governor in New York in conventions between September 28 and 30. The next governor of New York will be selected then; and it is among governors or former governors of New York that both parties have found increasingly their presidential nominees. Casting 47 of the nation's 531 electoral votes for president. New York is the richest political prize. Around it have turned for generations the major political strategy of both'parties. And in the nominations to be made in convention in New York a week hence, destiny may point toward the next president of the United States. That lessens relative importance o< the outcome Monday, in New York city's "gashouse" district, of the fina' phase of President Roosevelt's effor to force a liberal-conservative issue into .'.elected Democratic primaries. In i that contest the president has stated hi-; opposition to the renominalion of Representative John O'Con/.or, eight- term veteran and chairman or the house rules committee. There alone, among all the struggles for Democratic nomination to the House, has the president staked hi.s party leadership nntl personal popularity en the result. Dragonflic.s are able to fly backward as rapidly as forward. May Sound Like "Iglo" But It's Spelled "Igloo" SEATTLE.— (/Pi —Eighty-one-year- old M. J. Ferretl. an Alaska gold rush stampeder. delights in giving his version of how the word igloo came to be spelled with the letter "i." At the time of the gold rush, the word appeared in :ill dictionaries as 'eglo." apparently because that's the way it sounded when natives said it, he explained. He was urged tn become postmaster :it Mary's Igloo (Eglo). a mining settlement near Nome, and wrote the postmaster - general at Washington about it. In ensuing correspondence, Washington officials insisted on referring to it as "Mary's Eglo." Each lime Farrcll replied with "Mary's Igloo." When Washington forwarded the post office stamp—it was spelled' with i capital "I." From that time on Farrell says, it appeared as "igloo" in dictionaries. Glowering Tulips Give Vivid Display NEW ORLEANS—Fifteen yenrs ago n 18-year-old girl went to work fot ne of New Orleans' largest furniture tores, simply bccnuse she was offeree 2 more a week than she had been earning in a laundry. Today, Hilda Burtonlcrc, the one imc laundry worker, It the wife o he owner of the furniture store Robert Sidney Macsti, mayor of thl city and 6ne of the soulh's wcalthlcs men. The romance between the millionaire who as his sccrcatry, in recent year has virtually run the mayor's vas enterprises, developed about two ycai ago when Maestri becuirc the city chief executive. As Maestri's fortune grew he ha; come to depend increasingly on his secretary for conscl, but few knew they had been sweethearts for the past two years. They were generally regarded as "business partners" since she became his secretary 13 years ago. The ceremony performed in the private chapel of Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummcl of New Orleans, reputation as a "woman hater" and had dvotd so much of his Urn to business and politics that only a few in- timats kenw of hi.s -love affair. That Mrs. Maestri mtiy one day be * governors wife nppcrs n possibility s several factions are urging Mayor Inestri to be a cnndiate for the Louis ma governorship. Maestri, who pays the largest income i the state, left with Mrs. Maestri fo .j e«i.st after the wedding. The honey icon was Maestri's first vacation sine e moved into the mayor's job two year go. tffiSA NEW"YORK CHORUS GlRL. WORKED 'RlO ^ „ IN SILENT COMEDIES AND epoie CANTOR'S XI WD FR°M SPAIN"..o By BILL PORTER and GEORGE SCARBO Paulette Goddard returns to the screen in her fir.st speaking role in . "The Young in Heart" . . . last picture was Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" . . . danced in. the chorus of several Ncsv York Musicals . . . cam? j to Hollywood while awaiting a di- | vorce from Edward James, wealthy ; southern lumberman . . . spotted by j an actor's agent at ,\ party . . . h.' got her a contract with the Hal Roach studios . . . she was then a platinum blond ... let her hair return to its natural color, brown . . . met Chaplin at a forty ... 27 years old June 11. j Wanted to Finish Job ; Despite Broken Leg OMAHA. Neb. — I/Pi — Francis Olig, messenger for a telegraph company . here, knows when duty calls. ! Injured in a collision between his bicycle and an automobile, he was, taken to ;i hospital. j "Can't I go out long enough to take j this message'.'" he asked. ; Hospital authorities called his of-1 I ficc. assured him the message would! i he delivered, and kept him in bed. Darwin Breeder and Cottage Tulips BlosMtmiiiK Together May flowering tulips are the finest of their race. They are taller, larger and more varied in color than the earlier classes. The varieties most suited to garden use are commonly classified as, Darwin, cottage, breeder, hybloe- man, bizarre, Rembrandt and parrot. The basis of classification is blood relationship and fa mil yresemblance. There is no reason why varieties of all. these different classes should not be (grown in the same bed, provided colors arc chosen which look well to gether; and it is hard to find a color clash among the May flowering tulips. All of these garden classes are hybrids; that is, they have been developed from native species. Most of the flowering. Many are still grown in rock gardens and for naturalized effects. As a rule they are smaller and less hardy and. of course, of a much less interesting color range than the hybrids which represent several centuries of plant breeding for im- irovcmcnt. Being one of the oldest of garden Mowers with a recorded history, the tluips have an interesting background. The oldest of the garden types are the breeders. No one knows from what native species they came. But they were grown by the Dutch breeders of the sixteenth century for the purpose of producing, by the process known as "breaking" the gayly striped varieties now called bybloemans and bi/arrcs. These striped varieties were highly valued and .speculating in them caused the financial crisis known as the tulipomania.. The breeder tulips were never so highly valued for their own merits as they now are, when modern taste considers their rich but somewhat dull colors, in which tones of brown are usually present, mast desirable in the garden. Darwin tulips were an introduction late in the last century, supposed to by hybrids of breeder tulips, but (lie origin was kept secret by the introducers. They arc characterized by soft pfi.stcl colors, always with white over- lilootn, including a remarkable complete color range, but lacking entirely so far, good yellows. Cottage tulips are brighter in color, not so tall, ,-md not .so large as the Darwins and breeders. They arc usually later and they have brilliant yellows. The flowers *s a rule have pointed petals', which often are inclined to reflex or turn back. The "Cinderella romance" between Hilda Bertoniere, top- photo, and Robert Sidney Maestri, mayor of New Orleans, surprised the entire city and was not revealed until they were married. The blue tit bird weighs less Uum half an ounce. Some of the dust particles in the air arc very important as they form nuclei on which water vapor condenses when air is colled sufficiently anil without which there could be no clouds or rain. Bills or notes dated Oct. 12, Columbus Day, art? legal only in Arkansas and Kansas'. FLOOR FURNACES Phone for Estimate Harry W, Shiver Plumbing—Electrical Phone 259 Arkansas at her finger tips ...ready for your call AT the finger tips of your telephone operator stands many million dollars' worth of equipment in Arkansas . . . buildings, switchboards 'n 88 offices; nearly 300,000 miles of wire . . . ready day and night to carry your voice the length and breadth of Arkansas, and beyond. Last year it took more than three and a half million dollars to operate this system for you Part of this was for materials and supplies. Nearly half a million dollars went for local, state, and federal taxes, to help pay for your roads, schools, police protection, and so on. More than one and a half million dollars for wages, to 1,400 workers who are your neighbors in Arkansas, and who spent that one and a half million dollars in this state ... no small item in keeping Arkansas business moving. The telephone company, like the men and women who operate it, is a part, of Arkansas. Its investment here has bcc-n made to meet your state's need for friendly, dependable telephone service. It serves its own interests best by giving you the service you want, at reasonable cost to you. S 0 I I II W I. S T E R N B L II. TELL f II 0 N F. C 0 M I' A N V 'aracms. For refreshing mildness ...for pleasing aroma...for better taste... the things that really count in a cigarette . . . smokers are turning to Chesterfield. It takes good things to make a good product. 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