Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 4, 1938 · Page 6
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 4, 1938
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PAGE SIX HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Tuesday, October 4, 19 Wyoming Builds Gunbarrel Roads "Accident Proof" Road Is Built Straight and Level By George Ross By R.E. GEIGER AP Feature Service Writer CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Death U doing a facleout on Wyoming's "gunbarrel" highways. Not once between Jan. I and Sept. 1 this year was there a death on one of the state's reconstruction "accident level like a rifle barrel." Eyes of national safety experts were turned to Wyoming by the National Safety council's report for the first eight months of 193$. which disclosed Wyoming reduced its .into deaths more than 40 per cent, moving into No. 1 position among the states. Deaths declined from 95 for the first eight months of 1937 to 56 for the same period in 1938. "Saving those 39 lives in eight months wasn't accidental." says Dr. Lester C. Hunt, secretary of state and dhairman of the Wyoming safety committee. 'It was the result of a long-planned program and u deter- minded effort to improve driving conditions. to reconstruct 1.200 miles of key highways. State officals say it's expensive but figure "accident proof" roads saved the 39 lives this year. The desth rate on older roads remained about the same. Curves, Grades. 'Streamlines' The new "gunbarrel" highways are at least 36 feet wide with threelanes cf 12 fet each. All curvature? are less than four per cent. Visibility over rises is at least one-fifth mile. Light covered gravel at the sides aids visibiliay. Ditches have been "streamlined." If a acr goes off a shoulder it has a chance to remain upright instead of plunging down an embankment. White-gravel coating is bceing used over the usual black oil surface to aid visibility at night as an experiment. "We tried to build an SO-mile-an hour highway for 50-mile-an-hour driving." says C.F. Sefried, engineer- superintendent of the highway department. Energetic Dr. Hunt, a dentist before he was secretary of state, became a volenteer. one-man Wyoming safety crusader several years ago. He set up a clinic to diagonose highway troubles. The state highway patrol, police and the highway department were quick to cooperate. Dr.' Hunt collector thousands of reports on Wyoming automobile accidents. "We discovered that time after time ccrs either 'ran off the road and turned over' or the driver 'was drunk.' " Dr. Hunt reported. "We round if we could eliminate these two causes we could eliminate 75 per cent of Wyoming's automobile deaths." An Aid For Tourists Wyoming has about four limes its resident population in the state each fummer as tourists. Dr. Hunt decided ir.ost of them cmae from lower altitudes and that the change, combined with brighter sunlight, tended to make them sleepy while driving. "They aren't quite as alert as they should be. In emergency they fail to respond normally," he said. "They run off the road and turn over." A majority of these accidents occur- ed on grades where hills obstructed vision. Then, sometimes cars collided head-on and side-swiped each other. "Gunbarrel" reads changed this. "As one graphic instance." Dr. Hunt related, "on the transcontinental; Lincoln highway between Rock Spring.! and Rawlins there were 12 motor vehicle accidents last year. This year we haven't had a single fatality." The highway reconstruction program isn't the only factor. Wyoming schools i now teach safety; newspapers crusade for it; civic and fraternl organizations ' preach it and the police enforce and j advocate it. The In members of tlvj \ state highway patrol give lectures. I Gov. Leslie A. Miller proclaimed a ; speed limit of 60 miles an hour. Police I and judges ;,re jj=st;..-.ed heavy pen- i alitics agi.in.st drunken drivers. I Same Lightning Belt Strikes Two Cars: GUTHRiE. ill._,.^,—A bolt of lightning struck the windshield of the an- j | tomnbile in which Mr. and Mrs. Jt,c Werner were riding from Chicago. A second car passing them at the ( time had all of its tires destroyed by the same charge. Occupants of neither car were njured. although they did ! suffer jitters. The Old Gay Village Ain't What Sht Used to Be! NEW YORK—Gotham guideboods- which r.re more fiction than fact— would have you believe that Greenwich Village still is the same wild, colorful sector that it was in the days of Nila Cram Cook, Floyd Dell, John Howard Lawson, Ben Hccht, Susan Glaspell E.E. Cummings, John Reed, John Dos Passos and Eugene O'Neill. S;uch is hcrdly the case. The Village, today is top-heavy with "southern" tei.iooms, chain store grocries, streamlined drugstores, waffle shops galore and dozens of hamburger establishments The neighborhood is well- springted with tiny, new aptirtment houses with the conventional doorman—brass buttons nnd all—guarding the pottals, and the citizenry itself is a fairly sedate, business like circles. Old Hot Spots Gone Vanished forever, or converted into more sober enterprises are stii'h lusty gathering spots of another era as the Mad Hatter, the Alimony Club. Romany Marie's the Black Cat. the Full House or the Pepper Pot. Last remaining stronghold of the Village's once flourishing, fUimhoycnt Bohcm- iansm is a tiny, barren celler on Seventh Avenue South labelled "'I lie Vanguard." And it's pretty much »f a pale, carbon-copy edition at that. Thhe room itself is a Unit;, illlishted affair with an ordor of last night's beer that nearly knocks ymi down when you've navigated tin- flight of steps downstairs and ducked your head in the narrow enternnce. The customers sit nt bare tables, equipped with the inevitable flickering tallow candle, and the service, like the entertainment, is static. There's a dance-floor and the musical chores are shared between a somewhat aesthetic looking youth who would rather Play Bach than Berlin, and one of those nickle-in-the slot Rramaphones. Pools and Peasants The particularlar night that your reporter visited the spot there was the usual collection of long-haired mules and short-lwriod women, the cigarette smoke was as thick as cotton and the majority of the ringsiders appeared to have been neglecting the cruse of soap and water for the past few days—in customary Bohemian fashion. John Rose Gildea, the Village's perennial Villon, was holding at the moment—standing in the center of the floor and bellowing forth the deep chants of Vachel Lindsay. A large percentage of the audience, apparently members of the anti-Glldea faction, merely snt around heckling every line, nnd casting heckling re- inarkfl ns to the ability of Mr. Gildea to recite anyone's poetry. The peasantry, among which your reporter At the conclusion of Gildca's recital a reward of pennies, nicklcs and dimes trickled forth from the customers- hut Gildea passed up the money disdainfully. He was followed by Maxwell Bod- cnheim, the novelist, who recited some of his own poetry—much to <:e.iting himself in a chair directly in front of Bodemheim for the purpose of heckling at closer and more effective quarters. Later in the evening a young lady with blonde hair nnd no stockings pranced about the floor barefoot fashion to the music o( Debussy, a gentleman with a red beard sung "On the Road to Mandalay", a couple of renegades from the collegia! ranks uptown did the rluxg to "Flat Foot Floogie", three se- pimi lap-dunce youngsters wandered in from the street and hhtlffled about to the best financial returns of the night, and a young Irish poet recited verso in Gaelic, which no one understood but listened to in reverent silence. Proprietor, sole owner and scrgeant- at-arms of the Vanguard is a sad- faced man, Mr. Max Gordon—who is i.o relation to the theatrical producer. He wanders about the premises good- naturedly, announces the entertainers, waits upon the tables—and seems pretty unaffected by the fact that he represents Manhattan's final sticcesor to Montmartrc nnd Bohemia. The Library Another interesting novel appearing on the rental shelves of the library is "A Modem Jezebel," by Irene Nemirovsky. The following, gives a outline of the story. "This powerful psychological novel is the story of a beautiful woman who refused to grow old, and to whom love was the proof of youth. It opens with the trial of Gladys Eystnach, a woman of sixty, for the murder of a youth of twenty who is supposed to be her lover. Then, from Gladys' first hall to the lime when u smoking pistol wns in her hand, the novel (raves he rdcsperatc struggles to __ beauty and power over merlj.^ Mme. Newirovsky is one of distinguished Russinn writ day. Her first novel, "D 1( , created a setwlton, and sine* HI"! j lication she has steadily d| her remarkable powers of ical insight and character" lion. COLDS ' Liquid, Tablets first,**? i . 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Our size ranges are complete with regular, short, stout, slim, long stouts and short stouts. Only one cash price on any Curlee suit in our house. Wools, Mcgodores, Moire, Satins, Borathers, Charvets, Geometric Twills, Persions, 98 c Complete Hat Selection Curlee Topcoats.... $14.85 up Here's a real money saver for men who must buy clothing of more moderate cost. Select your choice of the newest fabrics in up-to-the-minute patterns, double or single breasted, plain or belted backs, 20 or 22 inch bottoms. Regulars, shorts, stouts, slims. As to value please note this: Just one year ago these same fabrics, with the same high standard tailoring sold from $2.00 to $5.00 per suit higher. With pride we point to our hat department us the most complete selection of hats shown in several seasons. New shapes for the young man, conservative styles, and the newest fall shades for every wardrobe. Knox ..... Swann Rothschild $5,00 $3.98 $2.98 (FREEMAN) | M_ •VIE 11 4-75 Boys' Two Pant Fall Suits 19-85 Sizes 6 to 17 Our full range of fall styles are in—-and what beauties they are. We've never seen .shoes so good, so reasonably priced. Brogue styles and dress styles, crepe soles and many other handsome styles. j y %jt\ r &?/$+.< **'£<••$ &• * *«*<Lr t . 4, fK«? * ^ $9.98 Up ?M m wy m Duublc breasted dr.ipe model. A sure favorite of uhcn who want i-asy style. Our Kclcclii'ii <if spcrl-lmck suits is most complete. .Shown is only < no of tlu- i»an.\ sl^ It's. A sinjilc breasted drupe model wilh nUclied lapels. Also three button sl> Ic front. We Give Eagle Stamps The Leading Department Store Geo. W. Robison &< Co. HOPE PRESCOTT NASHVILLE

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