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Hope & Star Star of Hope, 1899; Press, 1927. Consolidated January 18,1929 O Jtistice, Deliver Thy Herald From False Report! Published every week-day afternoon by Star Publishing Co., Inc. C. E, Palmer & Alex. H. Washburn, at The Star building, 212-214 South Walnut street, Hope, Ark. Ci E. PALMER, President.' ALEX, a WASHBURN, Editor and Publisher (AP) —Means Associated Press. CNEA)—Means Newspaper Eneterprise Ass'n. Subscription Bate (Always Payable in Advance): By city carrier, per week 15c: pep month 63$; one year $6.50. By mail, in Hemps tend, Nevada, Howard, Millar and LaFayetta counties, $3.50 per year; elsewhere 56.50. Member, of Hie Associated Press: The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the Use (of republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. Charges on Tributes, Etc.: Charge will be made for all tributes, cards of thanks, resolutions..q* memorials; concerning the departed. Commercial newspapers hold to this policy in the news columns to protect their readers from a deluge of space-taking memorials-. The Star disclaims responsibility or the safe-keeping or return of any unsolicited manuscripts. The Railroads' Solution Demands Fact-Finding If one thing ought to. be clear by this time, it is that a strike won't settle the. railroad problem. Offhand, it looks as if a strike might be the only way out. The railroad employers swear that they can't possibly go on paying the current wage scale, for. the best of reasons—to wit, they haven't, got the money. The workers reply that they, are underpaid rather than overpaid, and that they can't afford a cut any more than -ther railroads can afford the present scale; and they add that the trouble with the railroads is their bank-begotten overheat! anyhow and not their wage hates. When employer and employe talk that way, and mean it, a strike is the usual outcome. But it is hard to think of a greater disaster for both sides than a nation-wide railroad strike right now. For the trouble seems to be that both sides are right. The railroads can't pay the scale. They haven't got the money. They arc , m a spot, and if they don't get- some sort of financial relief pretty soon' there's going to be a catastrophe. . . . That much is admitted by all who know anything- at all about, the railroads. On the. other hand, the railroad workers aren't being pampered. In layoffs and in other ways, they have paid their full share of the depression. A horizontal wage cut would be ruinous to them. ^ Well—so what? It the roads can't afford to go on paying and tho workers can't afford to take a cut, where is tho answer anyway? It is easier to say where the answer isn't than where it is; and the most obvious thing,' it seems to us, is that a strike wouldn't settle anything It would leave the basic, underlying problem quite .untouched. No matter who won it, both sides would lose. And so, if you're interested, would the «en- eral public. ° The time would seem to be ripe for direct intervention by the government. That doesn't imply government ownership or government operation It simply means that someone has got to make a complete, longrange study of the whole problem—a study that would go far beyond the fact-finding venture now under way, and that would show us how to settle the railroad riddle m alt p£ its perplexing- ramifications, permnnently. This railroad problem isn't something new. It has been with us for up£?*«. wA!! C8de , now -. and som ? ° f its wots so back much farthtr than that _o far we have undertaken to solve the problem by a policy of drift and the present crisis serves notice that that policy won't work any more t' n tS^S^ med . lallon , "°* the current dispute won't help. A study that goes to the very bottom of the trouble and a chart that shows how our'transport:!- nn 1*0 Irt'o* U-._1tU. ii ..1,1. , * , October 24,1 What Lovely Weather We're Having! ^f.fif *3=r- :^^^^-^^^^^-^SSK- : - -'-' ^^*ti^S^: : ^'':">=fe*f«Z«rt!^^:: ^Ks^r^^^^^-^^S^^^^'-^: u had, it would seem, through action by the gov- The Family Doctor By DR. MORRIS PISHBEIN Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association, and of Hygeia, the Health Magazine Telling an "Ugly Duckling" She's Beautiful as a Swan Is Forgivable White Lie I had not seen Louis since she was •. an awarkward girl of fourteen. At " that time her complexion was poor, be- ing.subject to the blotches and pimples of early youth. Her teeth were undergoing confinement in a darkish metal band to overcome a tendency on the part of the two front incisors to part company. When she walked into the room now flva years later, I could not believe my eyes. Here was a really striking young woman with clear skin, lovely teeth and eyes tat had always been ; beautiful but that seemed to have darkened. The neckline and the curve of her daw had a beautiful grace. - Nose good, too, I noticed, not the Noses, you see, change shape in adolescence. They go through a bulbous stage, not particularly attractive. Being iterested in the problem ol the adolescent, 1 asked her mother some questions. I wanted to settle a point which has been the bone of contention lor- some time among psychologists, as smoe insist that it la better to stick . to reality and tell an unatractive child , ths truth about her appearance, while , others maintain that truth will only make her self-conscious and unhappy . "I have always told Louis that sha was pretty," said her mother. "She knew it of course, that she had a bad skin and no one could deceive her about her teeth. But I remembered my own young girlhood and my misery • when my mother used to say.'You'll never be as pretty as Polly, Jean, so you may as well make up your min-1 to it.' "* used to hate Polly, almost, and I'd cry secretly about my ugly hair and around moon ace. I wasn't handsome, I knew, but when mother said I wasn't, it made me almost desparatc. Other wise I could have hoped, at least. I might have said to myself: 'Wait. Time makes a difference. Some day you might be as prety as Polly.' But I geve up. I didn't care what I wore. What was the use? Ugly girls migln as well go jump in the river for al Hhe good fussing and groming would do. Memory Still Rankles "But six years later Byron came along. He visited my aunt. He said one day, 'You are very beautiful, I want to paint you. And, incidentally I want to marry you.' He never looked at Polly. I guess I am passable now, but to this minute I feel that I am too homely to count. I am never sure of myself in company. My mother's words still sound the old kneel She never realized what she had done. I was determined that Lois should not suffer as I did. I have always told her she was lovely. I think her poise comes from knowing that she has always had a good chance. " This was very interesting, as another mother I miked to was equally certain that it was wrong to create a false impression in a child. "I don't believe in false hopes" she said. "I told my Gloria that she would have to make up in brains and charm what sheh lacked in looks " I agree with Lois' mother. Why discourage either boy or girl at a .sensitive age? RAISING By Olive Roberts Barton 95 Per Cent of the Cancer Cases Occur in Persons Over 35 t (TWs is (he third of four articles in which Dr. Flshbein discusses the new knowledge concerning cancer.) Most in-^portant of all the causes of death in the United States is heart disease. Second most importan is cancel- About 150,000 people die of cancer every year in the United 'States, U is estimated that for each person who dies, there are three living with this disease, so that approxomately 450,000 additional people suffer from cancer. The rae for cascer has been steadily j increasing. It was £3 per 100,000 in i 1900, and it is about 106 now. Of course, | the rat* for heart disease has aUo been increasing—from 132 per 100,000 population In 1900 to around 240 now. Cancer is essentially a disease of old people. Since more people tre living longer, more «n4 more people are likely to die of canc*r. Therefore, the j increase iu the death rate of cancer i does not mean that people are more j to have cancer now ihaa fur-i nierly. In addition ot the fact that people are living longer, we -must also take into account the fact that new methods have been developed whereby it is possible to diagnose cancer more certainly and much earlier than was formerly possible. Ninety-five per cent of all the cases of cancer occur after the age of 35. Women suffer more freqnuently from cancer than do men. However, cancers of the mouth, lips, and tongue are *ir,ore common in meu than in women, although in recent years there has been an increase of such cancers in women. This may U> associated to some extent with increase in smoking amon£ women. Almost every organ ol the body may be affected with cancer. The form which affects most people of both sexes is cancer of the stomach; next comes cancer uf the intestines, then cancer of the breast, aii dthen cancer of the skin. Cancers of the stomach caused al- most 27,000 deaths in 1934, cancer of the intestines about 14,000 deaths, cancers of the uterus alrfnvst 17,000, cancers of the breast 13,171, cancers of the 3,313, cancers of the tongue 1,050, and cancers ot the Up 712. These are the organs chiefly affected by cancer, an dthese, therefore, are the places wliich should be most thoroughly studied by the physician in relationship to the possible appearance of this disease. Especially should they be studied in men and women past middle age. Among people over forty years of age, one death in thirteen men, and one death in every eight among women, is due to cancer. Turtles are unable to hear high- pitched tones.. orison m An Adventurer Prefers Bookkeeping to a $250-a- Week Movie Job. HOLLYWGOD.-A bookkeeper for a trucking company dropped into Paramount the other day on the invitation Manny Wolf, head of the story department. Feeling like Santa Glaus of a fairy godfather, the executive offered the bookkeeper a job as a writer .at S250 a week. A secretary and a private office would,bo included, of course:' The vistor, whose name is Ray Medley, very quitely replied, 'No, thanks. My racket's the trucking bus- iness. 'Ive been in a lot of crewy businesses in my time, but from what I hear the moves must be the screwiest of all. Besides, Ive got a wife and kid to support now, so I'd better stay where I've got some security." Medley came to Paramount's attention as the author of a story called "Ambush," which he sold to a national magazine. The studio bought it for 55000, and is filming it with Lloyd SERIAL STORY MURDER TO MUSIC CAST ima U ° M " M V— U.Tnlne. NviiNntlonnl .s«ii, K I101IRHT TAIT— l, P ro. Xe,v.s- IIIIIMT nliotiicrnulii-r — ili'l.'otl vc. ANX1! l-KSTEIl— Myrnu's c-los- fHt frirml. window, all right. How do you explain he had the time to manage thnt?" "I figured I was covered. That light on the landing worried me. There was plenty of time before I got the nerve to make the second Innrlinu." "Which," said Dannie Feeley, was lucky for you." They went to the window,, climbed down to the roof next door. Gravel 0:1 tar, it showed no trace of a recent, occupant. The 1 knife wielder could have walked for a block over the ancient roofs, or could have gained the street in a dozen places down fire escapes. driver Tf T^ ^ "^ I ^"^ »«• "™ "oM dtiver had almost given his life in j him back to the factory room, the discord of a cat's cry—and watched while Dannie went over when Tait had detected tint U P racti cally foot by foot. At haunting odor of perfume But' lcnfit !j the clotoctive straightened oven in tho li,,h n f ' " ut i wearily and shook his head. "I even m the light of day it was an don't see anything I can tie to. It's evil-looking area, and the factory ! certainly a cinch that nobody's in which Tait had fruitlessly pur- | been using this room for very long. But I'll send Dunphy down with a squad to look over all the BY NARD JONES COPYRIGHT. 1938 NBA SERVICE. INC. FRKI..KY — olIHM-r ns- Hl»niMl «, liivi-sllBnte I.u.lde.i IJiinilii-j-'.M murder. * * * Venti-rdiiyi Tnlt Hipnrlxrn lluit <;<-<>riti- \\ c,.kx, >v hi> wrote '"I'lio I.IU'M Mfiiir," murdered Momlu-y | u I-I-V.-IIKT,. I'Vc-ley ,, u <l Tnlt rei'iirn 1» tnu Cm-lory uixlrirt for ulcwM, CHAPTER XIX QTI-IE Millbay district looked much less fantastic to Tait in the early morning than it had in sued an attacker was the worst building of the lot. "This is it," Tait said to Dannie Feeley as the latter drove his car alongside. Feeley eyed it with distaste. "A fine spot for murder, all right. D'you know, Bob, if you'd come here alone and they'd done you in it might have been days before anybody found out about it. Nobody comes down here but the last of the bums, and it hasn't been on the patrol chart for iive years." "Yeah. ... I owe my life to that taxi driver, all right." Tait stepped out of the car. "Come on, let's go." "Take it easy, son. There's nothing to tell us that the bird isn't still up there. If it's the goofy musician he may not have sense enough to scram." * * * £AUTIOUSLY they climbed the narrow staircase, and Tait | showed Feeley where the candle i had. been burning. The Irishman I nodded. -I don't think it could | have been your fancy blond, Tait. I A woman doesn't usually curry the stub of a candle around." "But how do you account for the perfume?" "I don't," said Feeley. "At least not yet" He started clomping up the stairway to the b'ig machine room. "These your tracks?" "Yes. And those marks in the dust are where the others were adjacent buildings. We might find where this guy Weeks has been lodging since he skipped his board bill at Old Lady Sourpuss's." As they went down the stairs a—'-- " ' - - swept up." Feeley looked. "They go to the tective stories I ever read a couple of guys in our position up there would have found something—a busted match, or a hunk of hair, or a cigaret butt. All we find is dust." "You keep forgetting that there was a noise like a cat meowing, and the odor of perfume." '•I don't keep forgetting it— 'en if I'd like to. Feeley shot Tail a look of disgust. "I'm talking about tangible clews. All you give me is a smell and a sound. A fine couple of clews!" Feeley yawned prodigiously. *'Fve got to get some sleep, and I have an idea- yon could use some." "You said it, Dannie. Drop me off at the apartment, will you?" At the apartment Bob telephoned Myrna. His heart lifted at her voice. He was sure there was relict in it. "Bob, where have you been?" "Just around. I'm getting some sleep right iow. But I'd like to take you and Anne to dinner tonight. How about it?" "We'd like to," Myrna said. * * * JN the days that followed, dinner for the trio became a regular thing. And sometimes, when Tait .iot iced that Myrna's spirits were up, they would drop into the Pa- ciiic-Plaza to hear the band. At first Myrna obviously steeled herself against the memory that came rushing when she entered the Golden Bowl. But gradually she faced her problem, and it seemed to Bob that she began once again to enjoy hearing the band. "You've done, a good job of lifting Myrna out of it," Anne told Bob one day. "She's beginning to take a;, interest in The Swingatec-s as a business. It's the best thing i" the world for her. At first she didn't want even to think about swing music. If—if only she couk". be definitely cleared of the suspicion of killing Lud Dombey!" Tait nodded soberly. "Feeley's no nearer than ever, and I've been no help, I'm afraid." "What does Barkley say?" "The prosecuting attorney? He says, in effect, that he wants Myrna's neck. And the trial opens on the 20th. Keep your fingers crossed, baby." But that very day Tait did more than keep his fingers crossed. He went to see Barkley. He knew Barkley's kind and he tried a simple bluff. "Look here," Tait said, "I've still some friends on the newspapers — and I don't want Myrne served-up as political pottage." * * * |ARKLEY'S dark eyebrows . Tait. There's an open and shut case on Myrna Dombey. For instance, Tait, when you are called to the stand you'll have to testify that a few seconds after Lud Dombey was killed you picked up Mrs. Dombey's handbag, won't you?" "Yes ..." "And that inside it was a .32 caliber revolver with one shell fired and the barrel still warm. Is that correct?" "Yes, but—" "Well, then?" Barkley smiled. "That's just one example. And I don't mind telling you that Leonard Macy and Doctor Matisse have been bringing in some interesting things." "Those fakers!" "That is wholly a matter of opinion, Tait. I doubt if the jury, when I am through with it, will think they are fakes." "But what about Feeley?" Barkley shrugged. "I'm afraid Dannie is a little baffled, Tait. And I've tried to get him to say that he's confident of Myrna Dombey's innocence. He won't quite go that far. Not even," again Barkley smiled, "not ven in view of your splendid .friendship." Tait reddened, tried 'to hold back his anger. But it was no use. "You're going to regret laking trouble for Myrna tc save your own skin, Barkley!" But even as he gave the warning, Tait wondered dully how it was to be fulfilled (To Be Continued). Nolan, Gladys Swarthout and Ernest Thtex in the top roles. Ita was Medloy's first try al story writing. "I needed a little extra money,' he said, "and I figured- I could write as good a story as a lot of the ones I've been reading. And that's the way it worked out." It Seems (he Mnn Has Been Around The reason the studio wanted the service af the bookkeeper is the same reason the bookkeeper doesn't want to work in pictures—he has batted around the world a good deal and has made and lost a lot of easy money Orphaned at 10, Medley run away from n Detroit home a few years later, went to Montana and punched cows, drifted to California, Mexico, and through Central America to Nicaragua. There he worked in what he describes as "a military capacity." Whatever it was, he admits that the reason he left was the United States Marines He went to Alaska and joined a seal- poaching expedition. The Coast Guard caught up with thm and shot the boat almost in two, and Medley found himself washed up on the coast of Siberia, whence he drifted clown into China. His H!K Mistake:: He Turned Ills Bark. In China Medley signed up with one of Chiang Kai-shek's generals as a machine gun insturctor at n promised wage of $1000 a month. But he did more fighting than instructing, and after 18 montlis lie had collected .only about $18. When the army attacked the Standard Oil docks nt Canton, Medley balked. He went into headquarters/ and told the general he was leaving. The general didn't say anything, but as Medley was tawing he shot the American in the back. "He'il have finished mo," the advon- turer said, "but an English newspaper) correspondent happened in just then, and he took me tu the mission hospital and later got me on a ship Cor England." Recovered, Medley decided to return to China because he had discovered "where certain things were." So he went back and got the "certain things," and they brought him $50.000 in London. He took the money over to Paris and blew every dime of it in six weeks. Morocco, Detroit, L. A., But Not Hollywood The soldier-of-fortune business still looked attractive, so he joined the Spanish army and was sent to Morocco Didn't find anything that time, though, except another bullet in a skirmish with the Riffs. Pretty soon he got homesick, so Medley went back to Detroit, took a job with a detective agency, and got married. Three years ago he and his wife and their baby boy came to Los Angeles, and the ex-advcntui'cr bace a bookkeeper. He wrote "Ambush" under the name of Robert Ray, and expects to do other stories in his spare time. "But I don't want any studio job," he said. 'I promised the wife I'd stay settled down. And 'settling down' means more than just making enough dough to keep you comportably; it 'nVeans living a quite kind of life where you can be happy and easy in your mind." A Book a Day By Bruce Catton The Arctic Ibis What it Takes It is interesting to try to figure out just what this "spell of the northland" really consists of. The frozen north is from all accounts one of the most monotonous and unpleasant regions on earth; it is told, dreary, hostile, and barren, guarainteed to give all comers a beating. Yet peoplp who go there are fascinated—and we sty-at-homes read all we can get about it. Part of the answer, perh'ips, is contained in Robert Flaherty's "The Captain's Chair" (Scribner's: $2.50). Mr. Flaherty spins a yarn ibout adventure on the shores of Hudson Bay; Movie Scraphook FLAPPED FANNY -«0?». 1MMT Nt ASIRVItt. INC. t, M. Mfl, U.«. f*f, (Jtf.. By Sylvia -iHOTF • CHOCOUTE "Two nickel cones in n hurry! An' if you're .1 pal, you'lllf- take that sign down 'til we set outti here." It' about a lone white man who undertakes to stduy mineral deposits in the bleak regions north of the timberline and makes prodigious winter sludge journeys; about Eskimos who get cast uwny on desolate Artie islands and carve out a living for themselves against unbelievable odda; and about a ship captain who fights gal».s, fogs, ice, uncharted roofs, and all the perverse cusedness of Artit- muiiurlu-.ic. It's exciting reading, and fascinating to boot; but what makes it so fascinating? Why do we get pleasure out of idetifying ourselves with men who are up against the primal realities of cold, darkness, and hunger? Why is it somehow so prodigiously moving to get a preview of what the last man will see before the last curtain comes down? Figure it out if you can. Whatever the reason, "The Captain's Chair" has :m appeal beyond that of mere "adv- venture stuff," and i t makes ideal reading for a cold autumn evening by a {warm fire. ley. An exciting and colorful storyj of Nosv Orleans after 1803 when In*! newly acquired city was the batllo|| ground for Jean La Fitte, the man •mystery, who had declared etcrnay w on Spain, was by turns privateer, sla trader, perfect gentleman in coriecti drawing rooms, ruthless leader t>f rul less men, careful governor of an islond, colony, merchant trader, diplomat could speak French, Spanish and lisli perfectly, a hero with Genei-3 Jackson, a first class blackguard, ann always an adventurer. The Library The following is a nynoposls of one o .ftho most interesting novels in the Hope Library: "The Buchaneer," by Michell Cham- Still Coughing? No matter how many mediclnes. you have tried, for your common* cough, chest cold, or bronchial irrl-t tation, you may get relief now with Creomulsion. Serious trouble may be brewing and you cannot afford to take a chance with any remedy; less potent than Creomulsion, which* goes riRht to the seat of the trouble' and aids nature to soothe and heal the inflamed mucous membrane*] and to loosen and expel gerin- laden phlegm. Even if other remedies have failed,' -> don't be discouraged, try Creomul- sion. Your druggist is authorized to! , refund your money if you are notfr thoroughly satisfied with the bene-f. fits obtained. Creomulsion is ono < word, ask for it plainly, see that the name on the bottle is Creomulsion. and you'll get the genuine product and the .relief you want. (Adv.) B ORCHESTIC l£APgft glTf COviEPiAN PLAY/-" PING- PONG« Frank Jenks bewail a musical education as a kid . . . continued it at the California . . . made good money playing trombone, trumpet, pass horn, and clarinet with dance bands . . . gave up college to start alband of his owu . . toured in vaudeville . . . slopped .nto comedy while leading the band . . his antics attracted the attention of movie scouts . . . his first picture was 'Follow tlie Fleet" ... has since ap- xwred in 31. pictures . . . been married to Margaret Glazier, dancer,' for 11 fears. In The Language Of The COURT AGAINST AMENDMENT NO. 28 THE BUG UNDER THE CHIP ..."... the motivating purpose and scope of Amendment No. 28 is to get the state to assume these additional 'millions of dollars issued by said improvement districts, not connected with or related to the general highway system of the state. Many of the district bonds which the state will assume if the amendment is adopted, were issued to improve streets, drive-ways, avenues and boulevards, in, through, and around privately-owned suburban property and such bonds should be unloaded on the state unless the voters are given full and complete notice that that was the real purpose and scope of the amendment." BOND SPECULATORS GET MAINTENANCE FUNDS ... . . . Amendment No. 28, if adopted, will deprive the state of funds with which to maintain her highway system and will practically eliln'inate or destroy the turn-back fund to the counties.or so reduce both funds that the fund received will be inadequate to maintain the roads already built and inadequate to build any farm-to-market roads of consequence . . ." DICTATOR SETUP-STATE TO BE SUED . . . "Many other such iniquities might be pointed out in proposed Amendment No. 28. I might mention the fuel that as the law now stands the state is immune from suits without her consent and this proposed amendment surrenders that soveign right in advance and permits suits against the state both in state and federal courts. This surrender of the sovereign ijrtmlunities of the state is not made clear in the title. The proposed amendment also makes the revenue commmissioner a constitutional officer and authorizes him to pay his own salary, to employ all the help he desires and fix the salary and pay them without the necessity of an appropriation . . ." CAMOUFLAGE APPLIED BY PHILADELPHIA. LAW- JfEB . . . "The ballot title is very adroitly drawn so as to emphasize the good features of the proposed amendment and minimize the inquities in it. The skillful hand of a Philadelphia lawyer, as it were, in drafting the title, co'/iy- pletely camouflaged the scope and purpose of the proposed amendment in many respects." Vote Against Amendment No. 28 Hempstead County Club Arkansas Constitution & Citizens' Protective League. -Paid Political Adv. f

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