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two , ff 61*3, ARKANSAS Friday, .September 23, 1938 •]» Star Sfar of Hope 1839; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18, 199. From False Report! Publish** •vwr WMlHiay atterneon By Star Publishing Co., Inc. C. & Pains* ft Alex H. WMhbutay, at The Star building, 212-2H South f *lmrt ttrett, Hope, ArkaM*. C. I*. PALMKB, AUBL tt WASHBURN, EdKor and Publisher (AP) — ftieans Associated Press CNHA)— Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. The Spirit of 76th Congress? (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per week 15o| per nxmth 85c; one year J6.50. By mail, in Hempstead, Nevada, Howard, Miller and Lafayette counties, $3.30 per year; elsewhere $8.50. Member of The Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively •ntttied to the use for republicaUon of all news dispatches credited to It or aot ptherwis* credited hi this paper and. also- the local news published herein. Charger OB 'Britain* Etc.: 'Charges- will be made for all tributes, cords j if thanks, resolutions, or: memorials, .concerning the departed. Commercial newspapers hold to this, policy in the news columns to protect their renders 'rom * d«ftu» of. spac*Jtaldng memorial. The Star disclaims -esponsibility j 'or the safe-keeping ox return of anr unsolicited manuscript* Memo: All Armies Consist of Personalities A S THE threat of war deepens in Europe, people naturally are trying: to figure-out which of the rival nations is likely to be the strongest in a knock-down and draff-out fight. | The easiest way to do this is the obvious way—count! noses among the opposing armies, and assume that the- side vritttthe most troops has the advantage. But the fallacy in thM :5 is the fact that not all soldiers are the same. Take two Battalions of equal size-, equip and train them in precisely the same way, give them leaders of equal skill—and still they won't be the same in fighting power. -x -x * T HIS was- touched on by Major John 11. Burns in a recent i article- va> the Infantry Journal. Major Burns suggests j that we pay altogether too much attention to the "genius" of I famous military leaders, and not enough to the qualities of the humble foot-sloggers who do the actual fighting. The deciding factors-in a battle, a campaign, or a war, he believes, may be the-psychology of the opposing soldiers, their racial and national background, their general adaptability to the business of fighting- Major Burns points, as an illustration, to the way the famous; Swiss infantry of a few centuries ago broke up the cavaEry charges of the armored knights. The Swiss carried long pikes, and in line of battle formed a bristling, steel-pointed hedge that ruined every cavalry charge directed against it. The French decided ta adopt the same tactics, and trained their men accordingly. But what the Swiss did perfectly the French-troops were unable to do at all. Fot- some queer reason^ the-"pike hedge" that worked so well for the Swiss did not worft at all for the French. The armies of the Central' Powers in. the World, was gave equally striking examples of the same sort of thing. * +• * IN connection wtih the most modern of all weapons, the air(L plane, the same truth is.evident. Students of the war in the Far East,.for instance-, reuort that although the Japanese are vastly superior to rthe Chinese in air power they are likelv to run into real trouble the first time they face an air fleet emual fn size to their own. Man for man., the Japanese just don't seem, to-be as good aviators as, say, the Chinese—or the Russians'. No one seem* to know jwst why this should be r but that the-difference does exist all agree. That "next -war" we are all dreading -may, jwell be won bv iust some such difference—some little quirk '-irr'ps.ycho.loei ieal make-up or racial background which iio- one was able to figure on in advance.. By Olive Roberts Barton Paul Harrison in Hollywood I you . Mother Works Hard Enough to< Deserve 1 a Day Off There is a lot of speech about the modern mother and much criticism o£ her methods. She is generally supposed to be more anxious about her clubs, career and social life than a responsible caretaker should be. Yet, in spite of the fact that some mothers do have foot-itoli and prefer to consider their children; as second best in their lives, I must: say that I j consider them rarities. It does not run, j true to pattern for any woman to go against her heart. And where her little children, are concerned her heart is just naturally involved. No, E find more need to side with the average mother than to take part against her. For, yoa see, children are lovely little- tyrants. They soon get the idea that mother is theirs to put on. and' off according to' mood. iAnd the mood is. usually, to have her close by. Who sees to it that things are pretty, that meals are just what they want, that little hurls are fixed? Who else cares quite so much when tilings So wrong? Who fixes surprises like birthday cakes, nice new shoes and dolls? I could go on forever, for there is no measuring the many-sided genius that ; s mothei 1 ';;, not to mention the drab workaday routine she pursues to keep the family happy. She has her own ways to accomplish all this, of course. Many a mother works outside to provide the things her children need. Some, excellent managers, find extra time to carry on outside interests for the good Exiles Adrift .THESE being, boom times i in the field of international ova•l ; :,tory, a man. becomes,Accustomed 1 to finding the affairs of the-world b^ing explained to'him-almost exclusively in ex- •t-favaffan't.fipnireis^of apeech. But a steady diet of language as full of symbolism as apolitical cartoon tends in the long- run . ' to rdb the situations under discussion of much of their reality. A recent news story describes- rn literal terms the situation a^certani {nroirp.'of exiled Jews find themselves in. They are- living- on- a -barge mooredj in .the Danube. I They journeyed down the Danube without any certain j •notion of where they might find a. refuge that was secure. The ! barge 1 ia now mmred in an arm of the Danube that UPS in | Hungary. And Hungary has iust announced thnt the .Tews can no longer stay here. Friends in a nearby Czechoslovakia!! j town-are-atterrrotingto get the government to admit them, but j they have already failed oncp. And Hungary is nrenaving to j cut the- mooring cables-and set the barge and its human ! burden adrift. ' It would be hard to imagine ana figurative language with I the power to suggest the tragedy of the European Jew todav I more vividly than this bare report of homeless men and ' women trapped on a barge. j SERIAt. STORY HIT-RUN LOVE BY MARGUERITE GAHAGAN COPYRIGHT. I93B NEA SERVICE. INC. We can't go out because trie police have taken my license- away. Maybe we can have a- little time together alone; though, at your house." She noticed a change in the boys : manner when they discussed Larry t dinner. Bill brought up the subjec , trying with the awkward embarrassment of youth to express sympathy and yet unable t conceal the puzzled wonder .hev all felt. "Tough, all right, Doesn't seem lik Larry to pull a hit-run trick. You were in, the car that Saturday night, Pat. Did you notice anything wrong?" She didn't dare look into his The Family Doctor ^™ UJ It Ret. U. 3. P»t Off. By OK. MOKKIS FISMBEIN ; Uttoc, fevnul of fte American Medical Association, and •( ! HygfU, the Health.Maraztae. , Special precautions to Guard Health of Child Must I Be Taken Now How that school daya are back again the relation between th« child's health and his work in the classroom de. rnands attention. Many a child has to repeat his grades because he has- not been able to take full advantage of instruction as a result of correctable defects. Moreover, the child's entire future life may be ruined by the- sense of inferiority and and incompetence resulting: from failure to attend to such matters. It is now possible to make certain that many diseases will be prevented by the use of inoculations. One of these is smallpox; another is diphtheria. In many states children must b?- vaccinated against smallpox before they can be- enrolled in the school. No state as yet has made protection against diptheria compulsory, although France has recently done so abroad. Diphtheria is a treacherous disease. The child is entitled to the right of protection. A single injection of a stand~ ardized anti-diphtheria toxoid will confer protection without danger or harm to the child. For real protection, however, the __jEhiJcl will be taken.- to the doctor for "a complete physical examination. This should include tests of the vision and the hearing. There should also be a visit to th* d«ntiat, who will examine the t«eth, clean than if necessary, and arr«ng» to fill any cavitie* which may have developed, With the beginning of the school year, the child will spend more lime indoors away from the sunlight and j the fresh air. He may lose some of the resistance to disease that has been developed during the summer. Moreover, in school he will come into inli-' mate contact with numbers of other children who may be carriers of various types of infectious disease. Under the.'.'o circumstances, the- child will need all of the resistance that ho can develop. A child who is vigorous and well nourished, who is free from foci of infection in the tonsil.s, the teeth and the adenoids, whose bowels, kidneys. and skin are working satisfactorily. may be able to throw the child who is not so healthful will not be able to avoid. Infections in human beings re-sull from the presence in largo amounts of germs capable of causing infection | combined with the failure of the body to resist the infection. We are doing everything \ve can to' eliminate the presence of ihe germ that produces disease. The building up of resistance in the individual is, however, a matter which is and must be under his own control. The child must depend on the parents or the guardians to look after the : details of such preventive rne.-isures. I YfstcrdHyr' 'Oirry IM arrested ntt ihv -liU-run. driver. Pat callM tiiur n> sivt- him Ilic faith mid IIIVH hu m-edf* now mure than cvrr hefwre. CHAPTER VUI /COOPED up in the stuffy, dingy phone booth in the court lobby Put felt the rush of blood in her ears, heard the heavy beat of her heart, wiped the nervous perspiration from the palms of her hands. Four phone calls and still she hadn't located Larry. She called his salesroom again and managed to talk to one of: the men she knew. "He'll be here in an hour," he said. "Can I have him call you back?" "Please. I'll be at home. Tell him I must see him." She hated going home yet she hurried lest he call before she arrived. The boys weren't home yet,* us tice of the law. It had been but Mrs. McGraw had heard the ' news. "It's a terrible thing, Pat. For the life of me I can't understand a nice boy like Larry doing such a thing." She sank down in her favorite chair and watched Pat tos.j her hat on the table and sit dov.-n on the sofa to read the evening papers. "Being in an accident was a horrible experience," she continued, "and 1 can feel sorry for the boy. It might have happened to anyone-, but driving away; leaving that poor woman and child in the street. That's what gets me, Pat. Do you s'pose he didn't know he hit them?" Thf; In-np in Pat's throat made her answer hesitant. She tried to force a ring of sincerity to her v.'ords. "It must be so, Mom. I can't think he'd try to hide the fact. It doesn't seern like him. I left word for him to call me. After all my place is now with him. I'll have to .stand by and give him a "Capable—" Larry repeated slowly. "Sure, and pretty darn anxious to get the nomination, too. Probably running his legs off to get to the right people to baclc him. I guess he'd like to know some of the guys I do. Old man Barnes, for instance. He's a big shot in banking circles here in town, and can put money on the line when a campaign comes along." * * * TTIS bragging was so obvious, so •*••*• like a small boy's, that Pat's pale lips curved in a tremulous smile. "I didn't know you knew Mr. Barnes so well, Larry." "Oh, I've met him, and I know n lion in n movie, you mny be pretty sure thnt Melvyn Koontz hncl n hone)' in the proceedings. Koontx and-his troupe of lions—or nt least his head lion, Jackie—hnvc worked in morfi thnn 200 pictures, nnd nre now busy over lit RKO in "Peck's Bad Boy With the Circus." A lot of the humor of the film will depend on how the trninor handles his beasts. Nobody doubts that he will handle them safely. The camera crew set up their equipment- inside the big en He for some of the shots, and not nil of Urn eight lions UHed in this picture arc ns docile ns Jnukie; Brutus, for example, is n mean srumpi but Koonlz says that's only in- dignnlion at his snuill salary of $10 n day, and is pretty smug about it. The Linn's Louso! Whnl of II? Jackie is 11 years old, weighs 450 pounds, nnd is affectionate, well-mannered, and obedient. Most of the time he doesn't have to endure the indignity of being caged, and is the only so- cailed wild nnimnl which ever is allowed loose on movie sets. Actors pel him and some ot the show-offs push him uround- playfully as they would u big dog. Koonu has only one rule about his treatment—no wrestling, "Jackie likes to wrestle," the trainer said, "and it's instinctive for him to put out his claws. He wouldn't hurt anybody intentionally, but if un actor got .scared and tried to pull away, he might snag himself on the claws." Some trainers carry two guns, one with bullets and one with real blanks, when they enter a cage. Koont-/. carries only a chair and a whip. He says blanks are too likely to injure a lion's eyes. Visitors on the "Peck's Bad Boy" set are inclined to doubt Kuontz' .assurances that his cats arc harmless, because they see a man standing outside the cage with u rifle and a six shooter. Talking with this guard, a Mr. J. K. Lee, 1 found thai he isn't there to protect the nctoi-s and crew, but to protect tho lions! Lee is a representative- of the A. S. P. C. A., but he is paid by the Producers' Association. British motion picture distributors will not buy films about animals unless they are accompanied by affidavits proving that the animals wore humanely treated during the making of the pictures. It's the First Slap That Tells tho Tale. "Bringing up a lion is about like training a child," Koontz said. "If you don't discipline a kid when he gets out of line, 'he'll grow up to be an outlaw. "The first time you slup a lion is the most critical moment in his life as far as his future is concerned. And maybe in yours. "The first time you give him a sock for doing a wrong thing, he may decide that he doe-sn't like you any more. And a lion is awful stubborn, once he gets un idea like that. "On the other hand, if he takes his first punishment with good grace, you can be pretty confident that he can be trained." Life Begins at Fifty-Four The-comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy seems to be broken up irreparably, and the Roach studio's new combination of Harry Langdon and Hardy will make non-slapstick comedies, You probably remember that Langdon, now 54, used to be a very popuular and wealthy comedian. Through bod advice, he chopped his production budgets in half and began making semi- OJ ' ac ^ e > the ^OO^Day LioTii Is a Model of Considera- tlOn — -He OWCR HlS SllCCeSS to Tl'ailiei 1 , Who Raised Hitn : to Be a Gentleman honest young eyes, nor meet Joe's his daughter I helped her out of , ~, i , -I, n i.nm nnnrk Shrt nrmpprl 1111 n 7-\f»U7 anxious glance. She toyed with her dessert. All three of them had been brought up to believe in the heir father's creed and he had passed it on to his children. "Yes—on the way it banged a little. Larry said it must have been hit when we were parked at the club. It could have, of course. fie said he was over near High Hill at 5 that evening. He couldn't lave been there and at the scene of. the accident, too." * * * VET when Larry arrived the boys departed after a few brief words of greeting. She could feel their embarrassment, their uncertainty. "I thought I'd be able to stay a while," he said, "but my lawyer wants to see me again. We go to court in the morning. Have to arrange things before then. I just wanted you to know everything is going to be all right. "The police haven't a thing on chaace story." to tell his side of the rp-HE minutes dragged, but finally •*• tlnj phone rang. It was Larry, and her heart leaped at the calmness of his voice. No tremble, no quaver. "The boys said yot called, Pat. I was pretty busy al' day, as you can imagine. I suppose you read the papers?" ''Yc-3, this morning, Larry. Are you all right? I mean, things aren't as bad as they say in the newspapers, are they?" '•They'll have a hard time pinning anything on me," he declared c.uietly. "Just because I had to have a dented fender, and because "^me dumb cluck said he saw m< driving tViefe at that time isn' going to make me guilty." Lurry's voice was hummini over the wire again. "I can't talk to you like this. I'll come over a jam onco She banged up a new model she was trying out last fall. She hasn't .forgotten about it either. In fact she was mighty nice when I calicd and told her I couldn't come o^it today. Said she hoped I'd get along, and that maybe she could help." Help— Pat stared at the pool of light made by the lamp on the old walnut table. Help—a lot ot help Dottle Barnes would give it it meant embarrassment or publicity. How could Larry be so gullible, so naive? "And by the way, Pat," he added, "you are in a position to offer some help, too. I notice you haven't made any move yet, but I suppose you want to help me don't you?" She looked at him soberly. "You know I do, Larry. We're to be married. I love you, I don't want to see an innocent man suffer. What can I do, though?" He dropped his gaze before her steady appraisal, and shrugged his of the community or merely to fortify themselves for the strain of home cares. Who can criticize this? Not I, for all I am such a staunch advocate of mothers in their homes, and the old- fashioned responsibility that I think every woman should assume upon the birth of her children. My idea is that there should be a fair balance between the rights of a mother, who is after all a human being with very human urges, and her children, who are not old enough to see justce done where their mother is concerned. Whether your family thinks you selfish or not, mother, I would take some time off for myself. I leave the how, when and where entirely to your good judgment. But refreshment will soothe your soul and give you courage. It: hikes the "drug" out of drudgery. This tender scene ought to pivc you a pretty good idea of the degree of civilization that has been (rained Into Jackie, the movie Hon. Whether Jackie was rocking trainer Melvyn Koont?. (o sleep or Koontz rockinc Jackie (o slcen the photoeraohcr failed to report. FLAPPER FANNY "My luck gets better every time I gain a pound. When I weighed 50,1 was only gpnta get a rich husband. This **yr '515 pounds—you will marry twice.' " quickies. Result was that his last three | pictures were among the souviest ever seen anywhere. His entire fortune went into the stock market, and he went out of-pictures. Langdon is still remembered, though. Recently he played a bit role as a minister in "There Goes My Heart," and spontaneous applause from preview audiences are grueling his appearance on the screen. The Delta experiment station at Ston villeville % Miss., is one of the largest in the world for the study of cotton production. Hold Evefyfhitig! A Book a Day By Brut* Catton Miillicr Earth Has Quid' A Past me. You know that fender was | shoulders as he moved to put on inmmpH at the club. Remember? his coat. "Oh, I don't know. jammed at the club. Remember? And you know I was at High Hill. I told you about it, remember?" She nodded slowly. "Yes, you told me you were there—" "Well, you believe me, don't you? And you know about the fender, too." She pressed her hands to her head. "I thought I heard it rattle on the way out to the club, but—" "Good heavens, Pat, you're letting your imagination run away with you," he broke ia harshly. "Well," he was walking up and down the room nervously. "Suppose I'll see you tomorrow at court. I hear that your bright boy Sweeney is going to run for prosecutor in the primaries. What's the feeling about his chances?" "He's well liked, and he's very capable." She thought of Tom standing beside the witness chair, firing questions, breaking alibis, opening pitfalls lor lying witnesses. Maybe as a character witness. Tell Sweeney I'm not a cheap crook, or a hold-up man. Tbat you think highly of me and plan to marry me." "I'm. not ashamed of you, Larry. If my serving as a character witness will help, you know I'll do it. Only the men you work -with would serve the purpose mucl| better. As your girl, my opiniorj would naturally be colored i» your favor. And Sweeney won't think of you as a criminal, unltss —unless—" As her voice trailed off the sileoce was pregnant with unspoken thought. "Unless what?" Larry demanded quietly. She drew herself together and stood up beside him, smiling into his eyes. "Why, unless he feels he has an iron-bound casa against you. And he can't have th£n, can he, when yoa're an innocent man?" (To Be r.Conttttue<J). Y-25 COUP. 1«8BVNE*fi«VICE.t How well are you acquainted will this old planet on which you live' Are you familiar with-the forces whicl huvc shapfd it, raised and leveled it:, mountains forged its rocks and minerals, prepared the way for plant am animal life. Your high school and college genera science taught you all this, of course but you find the subject opened will an entirely new fascination in an unusual book just off the presses ,'Oui Amazing Earth," by Carroll Lam Fentou (Doubeday, Doran: $4.50). To browse in it for an evening is U ichieve new perspective of the every- lay world around us. Mr. FenUm sweeps through the whole 'iultl of geology from the creation Hypotheses to the study of fossils The work is scholarly, drawn from i myriad of authentic sources, but I Hows Llong as one smooth nur- alive. It is strikingly illustrated. Exploring with Mr. Pen Ion you discover that the. Niagara gorge began at the end of the Ice Age, has undercut jnly seven miles in 20,000 years; that the great falls of the Yellowstone lunge over lava beds, that there are 'dead seas" in Kansas and the southwest, that folding and thrusting once iiadu the Appalachians higher than the Alps that dinosaurs once roamed "rom New Jersey to Vermont. Whether you ever collected a rock or even care that the world is roughly 3,160,000,000 years old,'you almost certain to enjoy "Our Amazing Earth.' P.G.F. ! 'The Bearcats nosed us out, 136 to 7." Sales of American-produced condensed milk lo C/echosloaakia jumped 300 per cent the first half of 1938 compared with 1937. WANT-ADS

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