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PAGE TWO HOPE f ARKANSAS Tuesday, September 20, Star Star of Mope 1839; Ptctt, 1927. UtiMliOated JtntiMy 18, Ittl. 0 Jwtiee ) J)ilitift l P1{y, t HffnildFrom False Report! Published every weekday afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. U. & Palrttr & Alex, H. WMfcbura), at The Star building, 212-214 South f fclnut street, Hope, Arkansas C, E. PALMER, President ALEX. H. WASfiBUUN, Editor and Publisher tAP) —Means Associated Press )—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass*n. Please, Little Girl, Go Away! Sntwertption Bate (Always Payable In Advance): By city carrier, per ireek 15o| per month 65c; one year $6.50. By mail, In Hempstead, Nevada, Howard, Miller and LaFayette counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere J6.50. Member Of The Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively sntttfed to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to It or act ptherwisl credited In this paper and also tie local news published herein. Charges on Xrlbutes, Eta: 'Charges will be made for all tributes, cards rf thanks, resolutions, -m memorials, .joncerning the departed. Cominerclal aewspapers hold to this ;policy in the news columns to protect their readers torn « deluge of space-'taking memorial*. The Star disclaims responsibility for the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts* The Earth Refuses to Be Victimized LITTLE while ago conservation authorities went to the beaver for help. Several colonies of these industrious creatures were planted in various parts of the west, the idea ] .being that their dam-buildnig activities would help in flood j and erosion control. | Just how well this will work out is something: only the | future can .tell. But the experiment will be well worth the cost if it/impresses on us the queer, fascinating; way in which nature maintains her balance. For it is mortally easy for blundering, thoughtless man to upset that balance, and he usually does so at his own cost. * * + GLIMPSE of the way the beaver fits into this natural . balance-is-provided by a recent bulletin from William H. v.€arr, director of the Bear Mountain Trailsicle Museums in New York. Eighteen years ago, Mr. Carr recalls, three pairs of .beavers wer.e released in Bear Mountain State Park, which is >some 40 miles north of New York City. By now there are severalhundred of their descendants, scattered in more than 60 colonies spread over a 30-mile radius. Now the point is that because this park area has beavers, it hasvarious other forms of wild life which it did not have before. The beaver ponds, for instance, have furnished new breeding grounds for various kinds of fish. Wood ducks, which were formerly listed as extremely scarce, are now common. The rare .plicated woodpecker has also increased—because the standing trees killed by the flooding of the pounds provide him with his favorite stamping ground. Butthat is only part of it. Sooner or later, every beaver pond is abandoned. Its dam geos to pieces and its water drains out. 'But the pond's bed is composed of rich fertile soil, carried downstream as silt and dropped when the beaver dam backed up the water. And where the pond was, a rich meadow comes to life. Reeds, grasses, and bushes spring up; before long, trees Copjrrlint. int, r.*A nitely underweight. The most striking differences in death rates according to the build of a woman have been found in diseases of the gallbladder and the bile ducts. These coincide with the clinical impression, known to all physicians of experience, that: the woman most likely to suffer from gallbladder diseases is the one who is "fair, fat, and forty." Amarillo. Tex., with an estimated 50,000 population and founded as a cow town in the plains country, celebrates , -_ T * ll »» i» 1*1 T 1*1 take root. Here is "cover" for songbirds and game birds; a . h'ttle later, such creatures as muskrats. raccoons and skunks j u s soth anniversary this year. -find the spot a good feeding ground. As the number of such ' -thickets increase, deer begin to appear. •••:•••.• * * * 'LL'of this is a fascinating example of the way nature's balance/works. And the story points its own moral. Nature's balance vides-the enyironinent in which we ourselves have to live. y:if we understand how it works, and make certain-that ~; we do not -disturb it more than we need to, can we enjoy earth's yield tothe full. When we exploit nature too ruthlessly, we ourselves-are the ultimate losers. In the Palm of the Hand F OUR foreign correspondents of high standing in their field have .given their opinions on the chances of war. . "How can anyone know the answer when so much depends on the incalculable mental processes of one man?" wrote one correspondent. "Individual opinions," wrote another, in part, "are valueless, for that outcome depends solely upon one man .. ." The third correspondent wrote of his fear that "Hitler might work himself up into a state that would irrevocably commit his prestige to attacking Czechoslovakia." "It is a usual French comment," observed the fourth, "that what is to be feared is a gambler's throw, especially by Mussolini." What does the sum of that suggest to you 1 If you believe that history is the private work of arch-villains and arch- heroes, you may find that those observations add up simply to the damnation of one or two individuals. Otherwise, what the snm of them must constitute is a rare and bitter commentary on the resourcefulness of a world that has not yet found a way to protect its peace from a few gamblers. The deepest place in the ocean yet found is off the island of Mindanao in the Philippine group, where a sounding of 35,400 has been reported. By Olive Roberts Barton Children Apt to Appreciate Their Aunt or Uncle Onlj in Regretful Retrospect Aunts never get enough credit in this hear me. I thank them for some o world. I wish I had all mine back now to tell them that I was a beastly little ingrate who did not appreciate one- tenth enough all the sweet things that they did. But now I see that I was important to them even if I overlooked some of their loving importance to me. I say it now in my prayers, if they can the most wonderful times in the wor A Book a Day ty true* Catton She Cnttic, Sn\v, mid Rnvos Now. For moro thnn n century, Grenl Brinin hns been sending lecturers to \mericn. Most of those lecturers hnve vritten books nbout America, on their ctum, nnd few of them seem to hnve iked whnt they found over here. A welcome break in the tradition is urnished by Vera Brittain's "Thrice a Granger" (Mncmillnn: $2.50). Miss Jrittain has paid three visits to these •hores, the first in 1926-27; nnd while he was not too favorably impressed it first she has now got to the point where she is more enthusiastic nbout America than many Americans themselves are. The change wns not entirely in herself. Part of it wns in America. 3oom-time America was pretty brash itul self-centered. It got a little hu- tiility, nfter the depression cnme; today, Miss Brittnin feels, It is both proud of its ability to "take it," aware of its destiny, and humbly anxious to find the right way nnd make the besl possible contribution to the world. That the United States lias a goot part of the world's future in its hands Miss Briltnin does not doubt; that it ,vill discharge its obligation nobly she seems equally confident. Indeed, she grows fairly' rhapsodical nbout it all Many an American reader is likely to find that this Englishwoman's np- praisn of his country is higher than his own. However that mny be, "Thrice a Stranger" is a good book to read. Those who read "Testament of Youth" know that Miss Brittnin is well worth listening lo; in addition, our nntion.nl self-confidence could probably stand seeing how deeply and enthusiastically an intelligent Briton admires us nowadays. Hold Eve own. She is a far grander person than I ever hope to be. Aunt Maggie never married. She lived vicariously in her nieces and nephews. Their happiness was hers. Nothing was too much trouble; nothing too much of a sacrifice for her to make for us. Aunt Sade had no children. She was known as the perfect housekeeper. Her house was loveliness and order. a sanctuary of Yet she allowed us to profane it, with complete patience. She even loaned me her own saddle horse, and, when I could wrap them around me, her riding clothes. Once I let her horse fall. He was hurt. Not a word of recrimination did I get. Aunt Ella came to help nurse me when I was ill. Whenever there was sickness or trouble, there she was with thern. Aunt Tillie is still living. She had a large family, yet had room in her heart and her house to take me for many a summer and treat me as her SERIAL STQRY HIT-RUN LOVE BY MARGUERITE GAHAGAN COPYRIGHT. 1938 NEA SERVICE. INC, "Well, don't stand there like a dppel Bring me that olher bucket of paint!" Mr. Harrison Gets Around, and Now a Few Stories Get Around i By DK. MORKIS FISOBEIN Uitoi, Journal of the American Medical Association, and «t Hyf da, the Health Magazine. women is average compared to tali The mortality of women of | medium height is slightly better than Death Rate Among Women Follows Age- Weight-Height Pattern in a survey on the mortality of wo-derweight rather than for those who r.i.-.-:i, several experts for a leading in-, are overweight, prance company point out that the, The rnonulity r , f short T.Uitude of insurance companies t"-| above the ward wornsn policy holders has changed greatly in the last 20 years. Women today are considered desirable insur- , . , ,, . ., , 3 nce risks from almost every point of h;U ". f . ta11 . wf ' me '\' n the ear y years, view. They do, however, present cer-' l ' ut thls sltuat ' on IS reversed in the tain special problems. It has been well established that there is a relatively high death rate among young women who are underweight, and among older women who are overweight. In other words, younger women who are overweight are a much more desirable risk than these who are underweight. Older women who are slightly underweight are a more desirable risk than tlvxst who are overweight. When the death rales of women were analyzed according to their build, certain definite characteristics wore observed. The young women who are markedly underweight die morf frequently of respiratory diseases like tuberculosis, but older women who are overweight have high death rates from all of these diseases affecting the later yC'cirs. It is possible that this question of height i.s associated with race and so- cail factors which have not yet been takcMi into account. It has been established, for instance, that the average' leight is greater among people who! are v.'eli situated economically than i imong those who are less favorably situated. Moreover, the short women nclude a larger proportion of foreign ;orn women and women of foreign lescent than those of the tall group. Those women are usually of an cco- lomic and social status somewhat less han the average for ualive born ,vomen. The number of deaths from tuber- :u!o.iis i.s 60 per cent higher among .vurnfcn 15 per cent or more underweight than it i.s for the average, .vomen who are 15 per cent or more jverweight, tne mortality is only 33 ier cent of that which would be ex- Yesicrdny! Pnl nii'clK Tom nt tin* ehili nfter Ijjirry lonveti her for Dultir llarnivs. it rich iilnygiri. CHAPTER V "DAT felt lost again after Tom's goodby, and turned back awkwardly to find Larry. He was still talking to Dottie Barnes, but he came toward Pat when he saw her. "Thought I'd lost you. Who were you with?" She suddenly was tired of the party. "Sweeney, assistant prosecutor assigned to the court. He was here playing golf this afternoon." Larry's eyes narrowed. "Acted like an old friend." "He's very nice," she said. "Always helpful and considerate." They danced and moved around with other cotfples for the rest of the evening. Going home though, she felt depressed. She supposed it wns her own fault. People had been nice to her. She hadn't been a wallflower. Larry's friends had taken them into their groups, yet she had experienced no spontaneous pleasure. The quiet of the early spring morning aettled about them as they drove back to the city. Only n tinny lattle at intervals broke the monotone of the motor. "Something must be loose on this car, Larry," she said, sleepily. "I noticed it on the way out, too. Is your fender hitting something?" "Another car must have hit us \vhcn wo were parked at the club," he said quietly. She was drugged with weariness, untactfully persistent. "We wore last in line," she .^minded him. "The same car was next to us when we came out. I remember because it was a gray roadster And I heard the noise on the way out." "I don't see why you get so worked up over a car rattle," nt said pettishly. » * * CHE sank back in the car, awake *-* nrr.v and with that tinwordec feeling of fe;>r creeping into hei heart again. "Was Mr. Abbott in the office late this afternoon, Larry?" she asked. As soon as the words were spoken she wished them unsaid Yet so.ne secret fear made he r.slc "Abbott—" Lurry said. "Sure Larry mustn't know she thought of him with fear and suspicion. She had no cause to think of him as anything but honest, upright, kind, humane. And yet the picture of those cars knotted at the wet corner, the coupe flashing in and out ahead, the crumpled figures on the pavement was indelibly etched on her mind. Larry had been on the opposite side of town. The car she thought was his belonged to another. The man at the wheel with his hat and coat like Larry's was another. Larry knew that Abbott was at the office at quitting time because he had phoned in, and not because he was there mself instead of at High Hill as e said. The fender, loose and attling, was caused by another nr while parked at the club. It 'asn't the result of a body being truck and flung aside. Her lips as they kissed him good ight make He was there at 5- She sensec blood vessels and the kidneys—from diabetes, diseases of the gallbladder. cancer arid conditions associated with -_. ^_..,. .. — .. — childbirth. Particularly in women 50 jected from the average. The deaths years of age and over ia there an ad- 'rom pneumonia and influent are also vantage for those who are slightly un,- highest among women who are defi- his :=urtdcn alertness. "I know, he added quickly, "because called in. As I said, I was out al afternoon." Her throat was dry, aching witt In | the tightening of her nerves. Thi suspicion was building a higl wall between them: a barrie built because of her unreasonabl imagination, her stupid suspicions "The judge spoke of going ove to see him," she lied desperately and their sacrifices as well as the'her solid sense and sympathetic hands warming welcomes when I visited sho ma(lc »° coment on her own misfortunes, but merely undertook to help with ours. She never complained, although she nursed two husbands through their last long tedious illnesses. I did not half appreciate her, as a child, nor understand. So, mothers, impress on the children that they must be grateful (or at least appreciative) for what their aunts do. And their uncles. My uncles were not one step behind my aunts in kindness and affection. I was blessed with both. Maybe relatives have changed a bit n this world of independent young- bters. Maybe they realize that their gifts have little room in a land top- icavy with the youth movement, tfaybe they themselves have more problems than formerly. But I still .hink that aunts and uncles play a M-iceless part in any child's life and hat the boy or girl so favored should e reminded and impressed. It all depends, of course, on who is who and all the rest of it. Perhaps relatives in general are abandoning an old-world friendliness and have no time for each other. Maybe, after all, blood is thinning. Maybe week-end 1 mean "No kin allowed." I am not too ready to admit the charge, however. were clinging, up to him for She must those un- poken fears, those sham.»'ul sus- icions. yet as she tossed on her ed during the graying hours of Sunday morning her sleep was roubled. !HE wakened * * to the commonsense, prosaic routine of a rest uy. Sundays could always be illed somehow. There was her rousseau to think about, weekday purchases to put in the big edar chest, linens to unfold and finger happily, a dusky red suit to cnit upon. It was afternoon before she bund time to read the Sunday papers, and the front page story with jictures set her mind back in the 'rantic squirrel cage of supposi- ions again. "Mother dies in hit-run accident—" The details were all vailable now. Mrs. Mary Gilespie, 38-year-old mother of four children, wife of a factory worker —dead. Her back broken by the acing car that knocked her down in an unprotected traffic zone. In the big, drear municipal hospital her 6-year-old daughter, Jean, fought desperately for her own life and suffered from a broken leg and fractured skull. Police were seeking the driver of the car that brought grief and heartbreak to the Gillespies. They were said to have received some valuable information from two witnesses, but as yet no arrests had been made. Pat thrust the paper aside, tried to busy herself with the society section, the comics, the women's pages. "Where are the boys, mama?" she asked at last. She wanted the security of the family about her. Wanted the boys' ready noise and humor. "Oh, they still have this buying a car on their minds," Mrs. McGraw said, taking off her glasses and putting her paper down. "They should be home soon." o * * TPHE shrill ringing of the door- bel! broke up the conversation. "Probably Aunt Nora," Mrs. McGraw suggested cheerfully as Pat got up. "She said she might come over with Shelia." Pat and her Cousin Shelia were nearly the same age and had grown up as close as sisters. It was Shelia who would be bridesmaid, and Shelia who heard all of Pat's plans and hopes and dreams. "Out last night?" Shelia asked. "Yes, Larry and I went to the Country Club." Shelia's brown eyes widened. "The Country Club— Who was there? The nearest I ever came to that place was through the society pages. Tell me about it." "Oh, it was all right." Suddenly Pat wished she hadn't mentioned last night. It was a bad memory in which Lurry stood out with his animation in the midst of the oiMwd, and his petulance on the way home. "It's funny," she said slowly, "we're never satisfied, are we?" "Does that mean you and Larry have broken up?" "No—of course not. Why we're almost ready to set the date. I still think that aunts and uncles are grand people And children should think so, too. Harvard astronomers announce that they have found a temperature drop cf 1,500 degrees between the surface of the sun and its overlying atmosphere. Sun spots arc dark, cloud-like regions which last from cluy to a week and in number in 11-year cycles. HOLLYWOOD.—Short takes: A songwriter got a hurry call from Michael Curtr/.. The director said: "I need n song here immediately. 1 love you. 1 hate you. 1 got lots of money. The skies are blue. The birds are in bloom. Write me a song like that." Two men in the uniforms of policemen, but wearing heavy makeup on their faces, hurried into a bookmaker's hideaway near Paramount the ether day and offered some bets for the day's races. The bookies accepted their money, assuming that they were actors playing cops at the studio. But they were real policemen cleaning up some of the gambling spots. R. S. V. 1*. If You Dare The American Legion sent a list of movie players to the Producers Association with a request that none of the people named be included in any of the Legion's convention festivities. Considered anti-American, the blacklisted actors were mostly those who have been red-listed by the Dies Committee. . The boss of a studio heard the head of his music department complaining that n new employe sent to be his assistant knew nothing at all about music. The producer exclaimed: 'Well you know nil about it. Teach him!" Flush! They Don't Want to Be Talked About! Movie exhibitors throughout the country are worrying again about Hollywood radio gossipers whose attacks on stars are considered harmful to business. And this time they think they've found a way to stop them: Five states have laws providing damages for every time a person's name or picture is used without authority for commercial purposes. Mention of a player's name on a sponsored program would, it is believed, constitute commercial use. Casting For Casts Joan Crawford may play a role identifiable as Barbara Hutton if her studio is able to buy a story called "Woman Without a Country" . . . Claire Trevor, never sriously considered for Scarlett in "GWTW," at this writing is the top contender for the part opposite Clark Gable . . . 20th-Fox has been testing frantically for a new Charlie Chan, and may try Charlie Lung, a .Britisher known on the radio us "the man of a thousand voices." One of these should fit. A foreign actress who hase been quarreling about her roles emerged from a producer's office the other day and, white with fury, rushed through a lobby crowded with callers and studio visitors. Of nobody in particular, she demanded in a shrill voice: "Why do I even try to be ;- Indy when all the people in this company are such fools?" If Flyer Corrigiin ever does get around to making a picture, Gabc Yorke of the Hays Office believes ill ought to b<- titled "Gone Against the| Wind." About Kutly, Eddie, Holiliic and Freddie Eddie Cantor and 20th-Fox have] called it quits, and his next two commitments are shelved . . . Hundreds of men who believe they look exactly like Rudolph Valentino have written Produced Edward Small asking for n chance to play the story of the idol'f life . . . Robert Taylor, who loves cowboy clothes, will have a chance to strut in all the accourtrements in "Stand Up and Fight." which is ful cf stagecoach holdups and such . Freddie Bartholomew is rehearsing : n six-week personal appearance tour| Traffic Trouble: Auto— and Thrill- Director Edward Griffith once fired] a chauffeur for getting too many,! speeding tickets. Other day Griffith/ himself was hauled down and given .'^ ticket. The policeman was the formeij chauffeur . . . Clark Gable sold "ancy $3000 roadster. Fans could rec ogni/c it blocks away and were ai ways pursuing him; one car full ol| youngsters even forced him into the curb and demanded autographs . local theater has been drawing turn-] away crowds by challenging custom crs to sit through a triple-billing o| horror pictures—"Frankenstein," "Drnl culn" and "The Bride of Franken.stein.'l The Hays Office now frowns on sucl| spine-chillers, but all studios now an looking for new scare .stories. There are now 14,000.000 hnrsts am mules in harness on American farms ii addition to about 8.1)00 race rorses am 500,000 riding horses. FLAPPER FANNY e y s y ivi* COPR. W8 BY NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. HCG. U. 6. PAT. OFF. bridesmaid one of Yet she was glad You'll be a these days." when the boys arrived nnd Aunt Nora decided it was time to go home. Shelia knew her too well to be lulled by mere words, * * * A ND then. Larry came. Pat relaxed and smiled naturally for the first time that day. She led him over to the old sofa. "Aren't you going to tuke off your coat and hat?" she asked curling her fingers around his. He sat down holding his hat. "I can't. Got a business appointment." Bill interrupted. "Gee, we wish you would stay. We want your advice on buying a secmid-hand car. Pat doesn't seem very enthusiastic, but you can change hci 1 mind. And, by the way, Pat, wo need some more help," ho stammered. "We were out with ArUe this afternoon. Wanted to .see how those new bearings worked nnd he stepped the old bus up. We were over on the boulevard where there isn't any traffic, but some sorehead cop gave Artie a ticket. We feel it's sorta our fault, so if you could fix the ticket—" Larry Jaughed suddenly. "It shouldn't be difficult, should it Pat? That assistant prosecutor can fix it. He's a friend of yours. In fact I'd rather like to know just how much pull you do have." (To Be Continued), "Fasten, (his car wasn't built for style—it was built i'cr speed. An' if you don't lite it, you can walk on ahead ag' wait for me." Want It Printed RIGHT? We'll have a printing expert call on you, and you'll have an economical, high quality job. Whatever your needs, we can serve them. Star Publishing COMPANY "Printing That Makes an Impruf&inu"

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