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Commercial TewgpapeAi hold to this policy in the 'news columns to protect their readers rom a deluge at tpaee-taldnc memorial*. The Star disclaims responsibility or the safe-keetrin« or return of any unsolicited manuscript*That Dream Castle Comes Down to Earth Why haven't \ve Ivad this housing boom that everybody has been looking for during the last half dozen years? If we could talk ourselves into it wo would have had it. long since. The ' subject has been given enough columns of type to reach from here to the moon. We have discussed pre-fabricated houses, muss production building methods, resettlement projects, slum clearance schemes, and cheaper financing i until everyone concerned ought to be blue in the face. We have been told i times without number how a biuldins boom would get us out of the depression. ; Yet somehow the boom has not been forthcoming. You probably could figure out a sood many different reasons for this. One of them, undoubtedly, is the fact that the average citizen who needs a new! house and who. conceivably, could find the money to buy one, does not realize ' just what he can get for his money nowadays. There is no use denying that Mr. Average Citizen is just a wee bit gun-shy on this matter of home building. He has lived through home building booms in the past, and he has confused but lively memories of'high financing costs, high building costs, and a completed product which sometimes didn't quite seem to be worth all the expene What he needs to realize is that things are quite a bit different now. life Magazine performed an excellent srevice recently by devoting some 23 pages to the job of bringing the average citizen to this realization. The magazine remarks that finineing a home is both easier and cheaner now than ever before. Secondly it points out that for all talk of high building costs, those costs today average a good 10 per cent below the costs for 1926— ! an "average" year, any way you look at it And, lastly, it emphasizes a fact that hardly any of us have realized: that the business of designing and buildin" ! homes has made, relatively, as great strides in the last 12 years as has the business of designing and building automobiles By way of demonstration, the magazine prints pictures and plans for the homes that men in different income groups can buy. mes tnat men in different income groups can buy. —" .... ,. This display is abundantly worth studying. It attacks what looks like the I £cotland were technically at peace. y long of this building jam—the ordinary family man's failure to reali?e the BriLish kidnaped him when he was -- -' — ' --- ——~»"«j "«• u« aiuuyuie. 11 CHUCKS wnat looKs like the key long of this building jam-the ordinary family man's failure to realize just what he can get for his money nowadays. might wel1 actually * iv<? us this building STORIES IN STAMPS ^^ftJM^JMMM^Bi^ ______ Denmark Marks 150 Years of Farm Relief UZ fnrmcrss of tiny Denmark had their Lexington and Concord exactly 150 years ajjo, and when the smoke had cleared tlx>v found a now liberation lh,-,t completely reformed the life of the country. Up to the Inttcr part of the 14th century, the peasants of Denmark were nearly all "leasehold" tcn- ?i"'f ,? ul JcnBChoW «>cn implied that the peasants not only Mid ront to the landlord but wen- obliged to work for him as much and as often ns demanded The peasant was virtually a serf ,-^ 01 i?°Y cr ' "IP government in 1/33 had enacted n law forbidding all men of the peasant class to leave the estate to which (hoy belonged, thus slopping emigration. But the very severity of the system was to bring reforms. A vast movement got under way to abolish these conditions, and in 1788, finally, an edict was issued by the government ending vil- lenage. Landlords and peasants alike profited by the reform. A historian wrote: "Before the reformation i/i farming, landlords as well as peasants, were living m poverty, tout now riches sprain- from the soil." It was a reform, therefore, that was to begin an era of unsurpassed agricultural progress for Denmarlc s this 150 years of progress Wlth a ^Pecial ] commemorative • Saturday, October 8,1938 Hold Eve , trntes a mcmo- I'ifl 1 column erected at Copenhagen to recall the farmers' "emancipation." (Copyright. 193s. NJiA Service. Inc.; wating for so long. The Family Doctor ' By OIL MOKKIS F1S&BEIN Jwnul rf the AawricM MedJcal Awodatlo«. ""• Employment of 10,000,000 Persons Is Interrupted Annually by Accidents (This is the first of a series of seven .articles in which Dr. Fishbein discusses the causes and prevention of accidents in traffic in the home, and at work.,) In. the United States 106,000 people died in 1937 from accidents. The rate for. Canada U 40 per cent below that of the United States. In England and Wales there is constant agitation over deaths from accidents, yet our death rate is twice as great as that of England or Wales. One person dies every fourteen minutes in the United States as a result of an accident in the home. Last year almost 40,000 : ; people were hilled and nearly a million injured as a result of accidents, collisions, and other difficulties on the highways. It is said that at least 10,000,000 people every year have ha daccidents sufficiently severe to take them temporarily from their work The loss financially may be estimated in billions. The total working time lost on account of accidents in industry has been estimated at approximately 250,000,000 working days These are some of the simple figures which indicate the importance f the safety program. They indicate moreover, the need for itfi organization like the National Safety Council, which is holding in Chicago a vast congress dealing wUh the necessity for prevention of accidents and for the kind of education of the public that will lower the costs of carelessness Safety is a habit, as carelessness is a habit. Safety means the avoidance of unnecessary carelessness or foolish risks. Our world was once much safer than it is now. Before the coming of machinery, no one was disturbed about automobile accidents. In a previous genera ton people did not die in their homes from electrical shocks or from the use of vibrators, .eleclrcal stoves, electric sewing machines, or even electric lamps. Workers did not suffer from contact with high speed machines in-industry. The four types of accidents that cause most deaths are those from automobiles, drowning, falls and burns. Most of the accidents associated with automobiles, drowning, falls and burns are preventable accidents—preventable by a little carefulness and proper instruction. In a recent study of accident rates in the state of Kansas, it was discovered that accidents are fifth in the causes of death, piweded only by heart disease, cancer, brain hemorrhage, and chronic inflammation of the kidneys. We have given careful concern to these leading causes of death. There are societies and organizations devoted to encouraging public action against every one of them. The National Safety Council concerned with the fifth of the leading causes of death, deserves the support that all of us must give if its work is to be successful. eght years old and held him a prisoner for upwards of 20 years, while Scotland was governed—or misgoverned, rather—in his absence by a regent who had no slightest desire to pay the ransom that would get him back. So James was getting on into middle age when he finally returned to take the throne of Scotland. It was an uncertain sort of throne. The lawless clan chieftains of the land did not care to see a strong central authority over mem. James's efforts to restore order, end abuses, and give the common folk a halfway decent sort of government made powerful enemies for him. In the end he was murdered. But he RAISJNC A By Olive Roberts Barton Parents Must Teach Children of the Many Dangers Lurking in Innocent-Looking Things planted hi.s dynasty firmly, and his descendants sat on the throne of England. Mr. John tells this story well, if at great length. His picture of the cruel, dirty-at-the-edges, half-barbarc age is excellent; he tells Jame's story with sympathetic understanding, and he provides a fine portrait of England's bluff King Hal. All in all, "Crippled Splendor" is a fine book in its field. "Prague Cut Off From Rest of World," reads a recent headline. Anywhere else these days that would amount to a stroke of good fortune. That politcal house of cards that i you hear the Versailles Treaty built; on the continent seems to have been: constructed entirely of jokers. i A new fountain pen's on the market' now lhat can make an instantaneous j switch from blue to red ik. There's' nothing like helping the business man keep abreast of events. The New York World's Fair people are bragging about the acquisition of an old-fashioned camel-back locomotive, but it's a good bet it can't hump along like the modern ones. Daylight saving time ended the other day, and 30,000,000 Americans set their clocks back an hour—which was pretty small potatoes compared with what a few gentelemen in Europe were doing at the time. Movie Scrapbook SERIAL STORY MURDER TO MUSIC BY NARD JONES COPVF3ICHT, 1936 NEA SERVICE, INC, CAST OP ,CIIAaACTERS MY UN A DO.MUKY—hrrolnr. AVife of tUc »en»uilouul «nvinic band leader. HOBRR-T TAIT—hero. !S>H«J)H|HT iihotogruplH-r-—drlrvlivr. A.VXR I.FSTKR—Myrna'M eloH- r*t friend. IJAXXIR PEKLRY—officer nN. NiKiied to in vc.s cignu- Laddeii Doatlirfu murder. * t * Yefilerdny: Tni« imd Anne And tin- ••oitnsK and dJacoVer .UJTIJH hidlnjf. CHAPTER VI "QH, Myrna!" Anne stumbled forward in the darkness and clutched the frightened girl who stood back against the wall. "Anne! . . choked. Then: Myrna's voice "I might know It seems timely just now, since chil- cien are more or less indoors, to talk about safety in th* house. Pan of such protection is up to parents, but a great deal of it is the children's own responsibility. So I think H best to discuss both sides of the subject. It is one thing to warn tham and tell them of dangers, another to im,press them sufficiently to put them on their guard. Naturally experience is a fine teacher, and hurts are the most impressive lessons of all But this fine theory cannot be carried out to realistically. The burned baby may be burned too badly. This fall a new book has corne out that must surely be -A boon to parents of Jittle children. It is Mun.ro Leafs 'Safety Can Be Fun." The NTT WIT is always in hot water, figuratively and literally. I think the little stories and pictures w31 be regular sermons to any child under eight. Tiny children know instinctively the dire things that can happen with heat, cold, or anything that hurts. What they don't know are the things they have never tried out They don't know, for instance, th*t a lollypoy can kill if it sticks In a throat They don't realie that a baU left on Btttire can be 89 Ctapferous *s a fuo. Or that pok- ing fingers into light plugs is as bod as being run over by a car. It is foolish to fill up a youngster's mind too elaborately with "bogey- mans" but still it's better for them to learn enough self proection to keep you'd try to find me—and after I got here, I wanted you so!" "How cbout some' light?" Tait asked, trying to make his voice sound jovial. Myrna did not answer at once, Then she demanded in a queer, tight voice. "Who is that, Anne?" "Robert Tait. He was—at our table." In the silence Tail's eyes grew accustomed to the dark room. He saw Myrna move across it. A match struck, and her hands lighting a kerosene lamp at the table. In the uncertain yellow glare she looked very little like the smart, happy girl he had met only a few hours before at the Pacific-Plaza. "You'd better sit down," he said gently. "Cigaret? 1 — «-- -•• -— ••-».j» £i.tib*,r. v>i£cuci; them alive, than to avoid the possible! OV.P t nn \, ,„- „„„»„», n scars of warning anri nr.rmnl fl, She t00k One gratefully, ac- scars of warning and normal fear. Our part is to keep the house as safe j ce P ted his tight with fin as possible. Medicines should be too trembling. "Thanks . . . high to reach; screns placed before all i much. I—I inippose I'm a cov A Book a Day By Bruc* Catton so open fires; windows' with 1w"aib\ to act like"thuTaut*TvvanteTto closed below or barred; electric wires „,,„ T .,^t i,. repaired when worn; gas fixtures put rU "' ^ keep ° n ™ nnl »£beyond temptation; knives and scissors' somenow the onl y P lace I made taboo. So many things. Safety think of was here." means unfailing vigilance. Tait nodded. "Fortunately Anne knew you well enough to figure just that. And we don't think you're a coward. I believe I'd want to scram myself. But it won't do you much good, Myrna. You've got to face the music." He could have slit his own tongue as he mentioned "music" for Myrna cringed at the word. "You'll be all right," Anne said. "They'll want to ask you a few questions. It can't be worse than that." "They?" _"The police/' gaid Tait gently. A Kuig Spent Half His IJfe in Jail. A long, gaudy and colorful historcal- co.sturne novel with all the trimmings is Evan John's "Crippled Splendor" <Dutton: $2.50). It tells the story of James I of Scotland, the man who put the Stuart dynasty on its feet and so became, ultimately, the ancestor of EgJand's kings—and who incidetally paid with his life for lu's achievements. James had a tragic time of it, from start to finish. Aitliough England and Myrna's head raised in bewilderment. "Then—then they don't know who killed him?" "Not yet, Myrna." * * * HE girl was silent a moment, staring into space. The'-i she straightened in her chair, her fists clenching. The cigaret dropped to the floor. "It was one of those women who did it," she cried, "They were all in love with him. They woman have him. So you see— I—I'm really to blame. If he hadn't married—" Tait took her by the shoulders. "That's enough of that kind of talk, Myrna. You've got to get hold of yourself." He held hoi- gaze sharply. "Who was with you here tonight, Myrna?" "With me?" Anne Lester's voice cut in gently. "Listen, Myrna, when you tell the truth it's good enough for me. Didn't you know there was someone else around here tonight?" told him I lived in a farm house down the other road and didn't want my father to hear the car so iato. _ The fare was more than I could pay, and I — " her voice broke. '•! had to give him Lud's ring." "Do you know the company that ran the cab?" "It was a green and red one." "Good. The outfit's all right. I'll straighten up the fare, and we'll get back the ring." ters." Anne's "No. You—you must be mis- grateful Myrna dropped her head on Anne Lester's shoulder. Soon she was asleep, oblivious to the noise of the car's engine. After a moment, Anne said softly, "What's the program when we get back to town?" "I think you eals had bettor .wlpop in my apartment. Mike JJUnpiiy and Dannie Feeley may be camping around yours. Wt'Jl let her sleep until noon, at least. Then we'll have some lunch and rehearse a little talk Myrna will have to give down at headquar- taken." Tait shot a significant glance toward Anne. "Perhaps we were. We thought we heard someone in the brush." He took up the lamp. "We can negotiate that path better with this, I think. Let's get back to town." Without protest, Myrna allowed Anne to take her urm and guide her from (he shack. Tait went ahead, holding the lamp aloft. When they reached the car, he blew against the wick. Then, after holding the lamp to cool a moment, he tossed it into the tall weeds by the side of the road. * * * 'J'HEY put Myrna between them in the little coupe, and started down the narrow road. For the first time, Tait noticed Myrna's shoes. They were the evening slippers she had worn to her wedding. And they were streaked and torn. The hem of her long dress was in shreds! "Myrna, how did you get here?" "I hired a taxi to the fork in the road," she said dully. , _ .... "And tramped here the rest of helping until it is?" n.. I (I/*? nrt i nrl T^cirvn !* eyes were filled with admiration. "I don't imagine they make a man any better than you, Bob Tait." "There've been plenty of complaints," grunted Tait. "Another thing—you and Myrna can't go out in daylight in the clothes you're wearing. Tomorrow when the stores open you'd better do some shopping. I can furnish the price of a couple of modest outfits—" "Oh, no. My credit's good at Bilger's. I'll go there." fully, "I'll admit I'm glad to hear that. I don't know how long it will be to my next job. Looks like I'm gofr.g to be too busy to take any pictures for a while." "But why? As soon as Myrna puts in an appearance—" "She's going to be in hot water. And the police are likely to want to keep her there as long as they're up a tree. This is going to be a tough one to crack, even for a smart fellow like Dannie Feeley. And Lud Dombey was so well known that the public won't let it slide." He looJted apprehensively at the sleeping girl. "The fact is, I don't thinK Myrna is going to get out of this mess until the murder of Dombey is unmistakably fastened on somebody else." Anne was silent a moment. 'And you mean—you'll keep on the way?" to know where I .was 'God and Dannie Feeley will- vo= T ,i i , t 4 4u j • '"£• y es -" He grinned. "I'm a Boy Yes. I didn't want the driver s « u f at hoart » J— I ITu Be LD UKEtO &£ A R&Au BROKER. IN+KXLWVOOD.C CROSSES FINGERS VJHEN ENTERING ELEVATORS..HEfi CHIEF EXTRAVAGANCE is • Ky HILI, PORTKR anil GEOIUJK SCAKBO A rnrliu singer, Gale P;ige i.s now heading toward stardom in the movies . . . has worked in only three pictures . . llie 1,-i.st was "Sister Act" . . . things lire being planned for her ' big . . .she's five feet five inches tall, weights 105 . . brunet, with big brown eyes . . . native of Spokane. Wash. . . . received radio break in Chicago not artistic, but says .she doudk-.s . can't .stand pictures hung crooked hates bridg . . . play backgammon. <l "Now for $3. ( Jb' cxtru we can give you a really SWEET ; job—wilh hemstitclungi" Well, Leo Saw Dis Joolry Place, Sec? Wuz Late, See? . . . likes to dance nnd HOLLYWOOD-AII over the lot: Leo Gorcey, eldest of the "Dead End" kids, i.s explaining to the director why he is late for a call for "They Made Me a Criminal." "1 was driving up the boulevard— see?—ami passes a jewelry store and thinks. "Well, it might as well be now as ever." So J parks the jalopy and goes into the point and says 'Gimme a ring.' The guy saya, 'What kind of a ring.' and I say 'A ring for a guy that's tfonta (jet married, or anyway engaged.' He shoves out some and I say 'Gimme that,' jind he says 'That'll be a hunnert ad fifty bucks, 1 and 1 say 'Okay.' " Young Mr. Grocery fishes a little suede-covered box from a pocket and displays a ring set with a small stone. "That ain't a chip off a milk bottle!" he declares. "The dame gets it tonight, and I hope she likes it." (The dame is 17-year-old Catherine Marvis, a dancer from Atlanta.) He's SmikiiiK His Way Into a Good Hart A few weeks ago Sid Davis was working as a mail boy at RKO. Today, on the same lot, he i.s an actor and snake-handler. Not much of an actor yet. but the snakes are paying for dramatic and diction lessons, so he has hopes. Nobody gussed that Davis' hobby wits snakes until he learned that the studio was going to rent some for "Ghanga Din." Then he admitted that he had a collection of nearly 500 dead ones, stuffed and pickled and IflO live ones. Many of the latter are rattlers, with poison sax.s intact, but he had plenty of large, harmless king and gopher snakes, so he and hi.s reptiles- were hired. Of course they needed some hooded cobras for the picture, so Davis resorted to a favorite Hollywood trick of :;nake make-up—made some little rubber hoods to be fitted to the gopher snakes. They appear very realistic, except that they don't seem to have a cobra's appreciation of flute music. Anyway, Davis will receive about $500 for the engagement, and he'll .spend it till on learning to be a real actor. He wants to play sinister heavies. Little Boy Grew . . . But Just Sideways Among the youngsters working in "Peck's Bad Boy" is Spanky McFarland. Spanky will be 10 years old Oct. 2, but visitors to the set still recognize him immediately. He's still very small, vertically, but has an imposing circumference. His mother says- she doesn't worry much FLAPPER FANNY COPB. 1936 By NEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG U. S. PAT. OH. By s y ,v ia "I'm writin' my life story but I'm stuck. Can you remembt-r ^anything jpxwlm' that happened before I was three?" Here's a picture of what amounts to a veteran in Hollywood. He's Spanky iNIcFarland, 10, all drc.sscd up and with Plenty of places to BO still, after seven years with "Our Gang." lit- has no diet worries. about hi.s diet. As long as lie can lie healthy he may :is well be fat, and therefore a H"od type for a juvenile comic. "Spnnk had 9G cents worth of lunch," she sii.vs, "and he'.s already hungry again." Spunky lia.s outla.slcd many nn adult star, for he lias been a featured men- bcr of Our Gang Comedies for seven years. Here after the Gang pictiuos will be produced by Metro, which took over the series from Hal Roach. And Spanky has contracted for 12 of those films. lie Was a Fright to Horace Meidt Spanky recently returned from a lour, which went off a good deal better than the youngster's first ex» pcrience in a theater. That was in San Franiscco, Mrs. McFarland recalls. "Horace Heidi wns the master-of-ccremonies," she related, "and he was supposed to introduce Spnnk and talk to him a little while, and then let him sing a song. "Mr. Heiill suggested thai the whole thing be ud Jibbed, and I thought that would IK- all right. The first show was all right, too. He asked Spank how old he was, and how he liked movies, and a lot of simple questions like that. "But when the second show began Spank didn't realize that it was a different audience. Mr. Heidi began asking Die same questions and Spank got mad. He'd say, "1 already told you I was 4,' and 'I explained all about how I like the moxie.s,' and so on. Mr. Heidi was furious. He couldn't do a thiiiB with Spank, and the audience was in si idles." — --—«»•«*The truth is that each recurrenl crisis brings us nearer war. We slither ever closer to the abyss.—Anthony Kden. former British foreign secretary.
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