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«#" \»». m; ' - % $V HOPE SMR } SOf^ ARKANSAS Saturday, jei' 24, MS Star Sttr e* Hops 1839; Ptw*, 1927. CbfitoiidAted Jwmary 18, II*. 0 rom False Report! Published «Wrjr ««(**<!«£ afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. C K. Mix* At Ales, a WMMJtfffi), «i The Star building, 212-214 South fttbut itfeet, Hope, Arkanaaft. C R PALMER, President AUCt tt WASHBURN, Edttwr and Publish* (AP) —Means Associated Press (NEAJ—Means Newspaper Enterprise Ass"n. Kate (Always Payable in Advance)! By city carrier, per Melt 15m per month 65c; one year $6.50. By mail, in Hempstead. Nevada, Howard, Miller and LaFayette counties, $3.50 per year; elseifhere $6.50. •Member of The Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively mtitfed to .ihe use for republicaUon of all news dispatches credited to It or act otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Charge* on XributM, Etc.: ' Charges will be made for all tributes, cards at thanks, resolutions, of • memorials, ^-ortcerning the departed. Corritterdal MwspapeA hold tt this policy in the 'news columns to protect their readers Vom t dehige of space-taking memorial*. The Star disclaims Responsibility for the safe-keeping or return of any Unsolicited manuscript*Local Contests Determine the National Issues i. A. LL OF this talk about the presidential party "purge" may irV be turning into something of a bore, but it ought to have one useful by-product; it is emphasizing: anew the importance of the various state elections. Although we do about as much talking about politics as any people alive, we Americans really don't,pay a great deal of attention to it. Our four-year presidential contests are gaudy three-ring circuses, and so we give them a lot of our time. But between these elections we have a way of settling back and forgetting about politics, elections, candidates, and all the rest. This works out beautifully for the politicians and the pressure groups and badly for everyone else. 0 jNE Of the most obvious but little-understood facts of American politics is' that all of these state elections are fundamentally more important than the presidential elections. , Presidents, after all, must work through their Congresses ; governors must work through their legislatures. And although a candidate for the presidency or for a governorship may/expound a platform and stir up sentiment on an issue, in the end the fate of his platform and his issue will be settled by Congress and legislature. Men who were elected in contests -that drew every little public attention are usually the final arbiters of state and national programs. So a people that really wants its governing bodies to be fully responsive to public sentiment can never afford to let these off-year, local contests go by default. Unless it stays interested in- the mand searches out their hidden issues and sub-surface meanings with all the care it devotes to presidential elections,, it ios apt to find itself saddled with a great number of elected representatives who represent someone's selfish inte'rest rather than the general good. That is precisely what has been happening in this country for many a weary decade. It explains why lobbyists have such power at Washington and in the state capitals. It explains why political machines are able to keep their grip on certain regions despite perennial revelations of their corruption. It explains why Congress contains so many men who represent vested interests rather than the plain people. 2*- • • - -• * * * TN OTHER- words, we pay a very high pi-ice for our lazy habit'.of letting ordinary elections take' care of themselves. And it is here—to repeat—that all of this talk about the purge may do us some good. <• This talk helps to focus attention on the importance of t&ese elections. It is a reminder that the citizen's responsibility is not simply a matter of going to the polls once in four years, but is a continuing thing which calls for an alert, unflagging interest and energy. Bone-Crusher's Break THE great sport of wrestling, as approximated in the I-, United States today, has finally lit on something. - -The shot in the arm which ugly rumors had intimated was necessary ought to be administered any day now. The formula for the injection must certainly have revealed itself to promoters in a blinding flash when Joe Reno and Roughhouse Ross went at it in Minneapolis the other day in a ring buried- beneath 315 gallans of strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla ice cream. Mud-wrestling Was, as you might say. something of a flop, but when it lead to sundae-wrestling it lead to a field of unlimited possibilities. The star that wrestling can now hitch its wagon to is, of course, the great American shooting star of commercial exploitation. "Soming! Butch the Crusher and Tramp Terwillinger, in 800 Gallons of Excelsior Facial Cream "... "Gyp the Blaster says: 'I Owe My Physique to Wrestling Exclusively in Pierre's Clam Chowder'." . . . "Wrestling Just Isn't Wrestling Without Szhultz's Motor Oil " The nice thing about it is that it wouldn't lower the sport an inch. You can't lower a thing that's resting on rock bottom already. The Famili/ Doctor g m j^ • t, H. Regr. U. a PM. Off. By DE. MOHKIS FISHBETO Mitor, Jowul ot the American Medical AssocUttoa, uri •! the Hftalth r M«garine. Autumn Maneuvers Across the Border ndia U Called Cholera "Reservoir" SIMLA.—(#)—India continues to live tp to its reputation of being nn Im- ortant World "reservoir" o cholcrn nfectlon, says the Commissioner of Public Health, the reason given for comparative nilure to effect cohtrol of the disease s that large areas of the country do lot yet possess any local public health taffs. ants to make them accustomed to olid food. When given with cod liver il it seems to ease the administering f the oil to small infants. The number of gastro-intestinal up- ets of infants who received this food vas less than in the average. It was ound that ripe, mashed banana was asily digested by infants six weeks of ge or older, that it was easily assimi- ated, and that it did not tend to in- rease the'weight but did sometimes elp to control the weight curve. Misintrcpcted Slang Do Englishmen use American lang?" "Some of them do. Why?" "My daughter is being married in Condon, and the duke just cabled me o come across." By Olive Roberts Barton Wanted: A Family Dictator to Compel Mother to . Take Good Care of Her Health The truth must surely be known that probably no class of people in the world lack care and attention as much as women with families. This is not due entirely to a prolonged depression, although they share in the common wont of funds, but it seems to me that it has always been so. Even in prosperous times, mother went begging for health simply because nobody seemed to be interested enough in her to insist that she have regular observation, treatments fo small or large ills, rest when it wa indicated and some intelligent sym pathy as well. Husbands are not always strong it true. But as they have no drain froi childbearing, with the ensuing strain of caring for little children, they cannot be supposed to understand that women often work beyond-their ability. Most men sit at their work or at least they get rests between times. [lot Lead Poisoning But Not From Being Shot CHICAGO;- (#) -When the city council received a $313 claim frorrt po* iceman William O'Brlert, covering hospital treatments for lead poisoning' the ildermen wanted to know who shot liim. 'He didn't got shot," said the finance chairman. "Ho was poisoned landllng cartridges on the police pis- ol range." The claim Was "allowed. Clear Title Asked For When the doctor told McTavish that lis wife's tonsils should have been removed when she was a little girl, he sent the bill to his father-in-low. A Book » Day By Bnio* Catton Hold Everything! Adams Examines The Briton's Way Jnmes Truslow Adams turns his historical spyglass on England in 'Building the British Empire" (Scribner's: 53.50), and finds the cmuire a mystic, wellnigh miraculous phenomenon. Somehow, somewhere, says Mr. Adams, this mixed and polygot people- uncovered a genius for self-government which enabled them to make a priceless contribution to world civilization. They invented parliamentary government and found out how to make it work; they showed how an empire could evole from conquest to freedom; they developed a knuck for building freedom and democracy oil a straight program basis, without sounding principles in the French or American manner. It is Mr. Adams' concern to see how all this hapened; so he presents this, the first of two volumes tracing the rise of free institutions in Britain of the nation's achievements. This book takes the story to the close of the American revolution. It is a good, interesting story, for the most part. Some readers are pretty likely to feel that Mr. Adams has been rather uncritical. It is easy to feel, every so often, that a strong current of Anglomania is sweeping through these pages; it would not be hard to quarrel violently with some of his 'The professor is in his den» sir—who shall I sa» is ' calling?" Paul Harrison in Hollywood He Went From Tobacco to Gelluhrid, But He Didn't Go Hollywood broad dicta for instance, the SERIAL STORY HIT-RUN LOVE BY MARGUERITE GAHAGAN COPYRIGHT. 1938 NEA SERVICE. INC* Yesterday: Put, promising" to help Lnrry. Jinks: * ( How can they think you n criminal 1 unit hnvo nn Iron-bound cn.se iiKiiinst you when you're an innocent man f" A N . Tests Showed Banana Diet Had No Effect on Babies Normal Functions Since human beings are credulous, started with one inch of banana, and they are susceptible to all sorts of queer notions until scientific study establishes facts. When tomatoes were first introduced into the diet, many people insisted that they were poison, and there are tsill people who think that the eating of tomatoes is associated with rheumatism. For years there was a common impression that a banana was hard to digest and that it should never be eaten * by invalids, babies, or old people. With more recent scientific studies in the field of dietetics, the banana has come to be a favorite article of diet. Now a specialist in diseases of children reports that for two years the ripe banana has been used as the first solid food for babies six weeks of age and older in the New York Foundling Hospital. Moreover, he submits the records Of 444 babies, chosen at random from the records of the hospital, to show what effects the feeding of the banana, has had on the infants. In prescribing the banana for babies it is customary to specify the amount of banana in inches. Generally speaking, an inch of an ordinary banana vritt yield approximately 18 to 20 calories ot food value. Infanta at the hospital were all as they showed appetite additional amounts were given. They were usually given in the form of a ripe banana which was completely mashed and fed to the infant with a spoon or a tongue depresser. The infants were not given any other solid food while taking the banana. They did, of course, receive their regular milk formulas, and also cod liver oil and orange juice. Dr. John D. Craig, who studied these cases, points out that some of the infants were observed over a period of one to two and a half months, and Eome E:ven longer. The bowel movements of the infants takin" bananas were quite satisfactory. The average dosage was two to three inches of banana daily, although some took as much as a whole banana each day. In fact, one small infant, weighing !) pounds 8 ounces, took two bananas daily for four weeks. This did not tend to cut the appetite for the regular formula which, of course, was given to the infants along with the bananas. A.S a result of this extensive study, investigators are convinced that the banana, because of its digestibility, is CHAPTER IX innocent man. The words seemed to echo in the stillness of the McGraw living room after Pat spoke them. Larry looked at her, their eyes meeting in a still, tense duel. "All right, let's put the cards on the table," he said calmly. "You've asked for it. Oh, I know you've been careful, very careful, not to come right out and ask me if I hit those people. But you've looked it ever since I came this evening. "I suppose you think I should go down to these papers that have been running the story about a hit-run driver all day and beg them to print my story—the story of my driving into the woman and child. Well, I hit them, but I'm not a complete fool. I didn't deliberately drive into them. They shouldn't have been standing out there in the middle of the street, It was raining. You know that. I didn't see them until too late. "I'm not taking hit-run business as a recreation. I couldn't help what happened. I didn't actually know they were hurt. What good would it have done, anyway? Who would have believed me? They'd all be like you: too anxious to put me in a jam. Well, I'm not going to stick out my chin on this. You may as well understand that now. I have a right to-protect myself, and I'm going to. It isn't as though I were a gunman —out killing people. This was an accident. I didn't mean to do it, and I'm not going to let any smart cops and prosecutor hand me a rap." His words beat at her. When he stopped, breathless, white, tense, she found her own breath rasping in her throat. Subconsciously she had been prepared for the admission of guilt. Yet she had felt that his agony of remorse, his desire to make retribution, to throw himself on the mercy of the court, would give her grounds for her lasting love. This was too unex- j pected. "You don't mean these things you're saying, Larry. You can't mean you'll lie out of it." "I'll protect myself," he saic angrily, lighting a cigaret and flinging the match away with sudden fury. "Anyone else would." "Yes—but not this way. Admit that you were frightened, didn't realize at the time the seriousness of what had happened, tell the HHtft; y<xi want to make good, pay an ideal first solid food to offer to in- ) IM hosoital bills—and, all the rest Take the punishment, and wipe the slate clean. If you do that you stand a chance of a lenient verdict. You can't lie, Larry. You mustn't." * * * TT was a cry of despair, for looking at him she felt rather than heard his answer. A man's innocent until proven guilty," he told her, "and if they can prove it—" That was the way it ended. Before she could add more of the pleas that were on her lips he had gone. Sometimes during the next few days she wondered how she lived through that night. The horrible knowledge that Larry was guilty, that he meant to carry out his pretense, formed the background tor a reality worse than any nightmare. She was swept along on the routine of life, though. The next morning found her facing .the familiar tasks as before. She went to the office, sat at her table in court, took notes, smiled greetings at police and lawyers. Then there was a sudden flurry of excitement. "That Kent case," Sergeant O'Shea explained, straightening the cards before him. "He's got Church for his lawyer." Pat clenched her hands to stop their trembling. Thoughts marched dully through her brain. Church was a good lawyer; good at finding loopholes, good at defending guilty men. It took all her courage to look up at the men standing before the judge. Larry was there holding his hat in his hands, his hair shining like gold, his clean-cut features white and stern. Church was efficient, talking with the pat phrases of the court. Her pencil moved across the white sheet of the pad while the technical pattern went on. The reading of the charge, enter plea of not guilty, ask for continuation of bond, a week's stay granted, the consultation of the calendar, flash bulbs crackling, reporters clustering around the bench to catch the date for trial by jury. For a second Larry's eyes met Pat's. They were coo], unemotional. It was only by the slight twitching of his lips that she, who knew him so well, could read his nervousness. She glanced, up again and smiled at him. She mustn't turn against him now. Surely he would realize before it was too late. When the trial actually started he would change his mind. Now he was bewildered, confused. * t * T lunch down in the cafeteria with Tom a few minutes later she tried to make herself calm, normal. It hud been easier to A' statement that India was lucky to have the British rathdr than the French for rulers, sinqe B/ritain has far greater talent for dealing with subject peoples. )But it is a handy resume of a fascinating 'story, just the same; and the odds are that it will enjoy a very wide tale. lunch with him than to refuse she found, when in the hustle anc bustle of the short recess he askec her again to go with him. "We'll be through with earlj sessions in another two days," h< reminded her. "Then we'll star on the trials. More work for you And we'll start off with a bang Get the Kent case on the 5th. Do you know him? I saw you speak." She nodded, studying the menu "Yes, I know him. It's hard tc believe he could do such a thing Whenever anyone whom you know gets mixed up in a thing like this it somehow seems unbelievable." "Yes, that's true. It seems to strike home," Tom replied. "WelV he hasn't yet been found guilty. Although from the file on him with the report from the accident investigation bureau there's a tough case against him." * * * nnOM was talking o£ the coming -*• primaries. Cagily she worked the conversation around to the thought uppermost in her mind. ."It's rather a break getting out of early session right now, . isnjt it? You can handle some good jury trials, and some really important cases will be up," she said. "I mean if you could get a few convictions on cases that have been before the public it should help with the election, shouldn't it?" He smiled at her. *You have the picture. It is a break and I hope I make a good record. That will help considerably. Of course early sessions are easier and this next month will mean plenty of hard work. Now I'll have to study the cases, prepare talks for the juries and build up the prosecution, but as you say, if I make a good record with convictions it will rate with the public. "The voters want results and the papers want traffic situations cleaned up. Fines and lectures by the judges don't seem to do the trick. Some convictions and sentences may have a better effect. People will be more careful driving if they realize the seriousness of the situation. That's why I'm this next a defendant's guilty I'm going to do everything in my power to convince the jury of that fact, and I'm not going to leave a single stone unturned. I hope this Kent isn't a good friend of yours because he's an example of what I mean. A hit-run driver, a woman killed, a child seriously injured — that sort of thing must stop, and such cases are going to get all I have to Be GouQuueO) They rest when they commute and even at lunch time may take their ease over a table or counter without having to jump up every two minutes to lie a bib or go to the kitchen. I am not blaming husbands, for they do the best they can, usually according to the money earned. It is just a combination o£ circumstances that conspire' to rob mothers of health, or a chance to regain it. Mother herself is often to blame, She voluntarily picks the martyr part for herself when she has a choice be- •tween some benefit for her family anc a trip to the hospital. Witness the'car She has always wanted one. It woulc be so nice for tile family. The same money would fix her up in fine shape physically, or get her a helper. Bu no, she thinks she can wait, and buys the car. Clinical or surgical procedure should be put before anything else i postponement means money or risk. In short, mother needs to have some one help her to make up her mind foi her. Who is there to do it? She may not be temperamentally strong enougl to weigh the important against the un important. But her doctor, if he i honest about her strength and gen eral condition, should be listened to. If families conspired to keep mothe as well as she tries to keep them, tha would be perfect. HOLLYWOOD. — The movies have been blamed or credited, depending on how you look at it, with "placing cig- arels between the lips of American womanhood." This statement of re- ponsibility was made, in a censorious •ein, by the recent W. C. T. U. contention at San Francisco. What the ladies probably didn't now was that long before any across thought of smoking a cigaret on 1 he screen feminine patrons of the egitimate theater were taking up the ad that later became a habit. All his was begun, in 1909, by a man who ubsequcntly lias become a power in ho motion picture industry. His came s Herbert John Yates. At that time Yates was an executive of a large tobacco concern. His great irotessional sorrow was that almost he only women who smoked cigarets vere a few doughty dowagers of up-, permost society and a few Jezebels of .he nethermost strata. So Yates hired i crew of respectable-looking females :o patronize 20 leading New York theaters and, during intermissions, to jo to the rest rooms and puff cigarets with patrician aplomb. The idea be;an to catch on right away. This incident is told here mostly in support of Yates' contention that a businessman can be a good showman. Indeed, he is annoyed by any suggestion that showmanship is in any way alien to business. Mr. Yates Seems to Have » Few Lines Out Yales' actual movie making is confined to Republic Studios, of which he is head. But he has a hand in the financial affairs of several other companies, and he holds mortgages on one majoV studio and everything in it from the players' contracts to the linoleum on the floors. He organized the Allied Film Laboratories Association and Consolidated Film Industries, and is president and managing director of the latter. Republic is nn independent concern. Not being allied with the association of major studios, an independent is unable to secure wide release in big theaters for its products. Reason for this is the commitments which the big companies force upon theaters, mostly through block booking. In spite of the restrictions, Republic is doing well. "We are in the best position that any company has been in at the end of its first three years," Yates said. "And I know because there isn't one of them that I have not helped finance." He added that several of the major studios are in nn unhealthy condition, and I asked why many of the motion picture stocks arc so astonishingly low. He said, "It's simply lack of faith. People are always hearing about the great waste in Hollywood, and they know about the top-heavy salaries and the big bonuses that executives are taking. 'In tiiis town a man is rated by the money he gets, and you find $3000-a- week men working for $300-a-week bosses—a siutation that doesn't make for much co-operation or respect either way." There's Nothing Like a Sense of Proportion Yhtes' organization at Republic is efficient.. Salaries are scaled pretty much according to the value of services performed. Picture costs are determined in advance, and to the clime. "And," said Yates in his first Hollywood interview, "we don't have to go outside and borrow any money." Numerous first-class players arc attracted there, and the studio is building its own small list of stars: If block booking becomes a forbidden trade practice, thus creating an open market, Yates is ready to compete with a regular program of big pictures. "Monopolistic practices are going to be forced out," he said. "Also the government will make the big companies divest themselves of their theater chains. I went through the dissolution of the American Tobacco Co., and I saw every stockholder make lore money and every employee bon- fitcd^ That will happen in this busi- ess as sure as God made little ap- les. Ahd the public will benefit, too, lirough fewer and better pictures. "It's just history repeating itself, here was a time, for instance, when tandard Oil acted as if it. was doing ou a favor when it sold you a can jf kerosene. Now you drive into a illing station and. it'll wash your car ntl inflate your tires and even thank r ou." FLAPPER FANNY By Sylvia -COPR. 1938 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. KOf,9. S. PAT. OFf.- going to do my best month. When I know ' "Sorry, old maiv-rmy girl's superstitious about three on a straw." » American League Clubs W^ ll Pet. New York 95 -19 .660 Boston 83 59 .585 Cleveland 83 01 .576 Detroit 76 69 .524 Washington 71 72 .497 Chicago GO 76 .441 St. Louis 51 89 .364 Philadelphia 51 95 .349 Wednesday's Results Friday's Results Cleveland 8-G, Detroit 1-5". Only games played. Games Sntiiirdny Boston at New York. Washington at Philadelphia. Cleveland at Detroit. Chicago at St. Louis (2). National League Pittsburgh 83 58 !589 Chicago 82 61 .573 New York 77 64 .546 Cincinnati 77 64 .546 Boston 71 70 .504 St. Louis 68 74 .479 Brooklyn 63 77 .450 Philadelphia 44 97 .312 Friday's Results Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4. Chicago 3-7, Philadelphia 2-6. Only games played. Games Saturday New York at Boston (2). Philadelphia at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. St. Louis at Chicago. WANT-ADS

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