Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 5, 1938 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 5, 1938
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Lizard Gets the Spider : But Cat Gets Lizard LOS ANGELES.— (if)— A mortal en&my of the black widow spider and her eggs has been found by Dr. Raymond B. Cowles of the University of California at Los Angeles. It is a local lizard, known popularly as the alligator lizard. Harmless to human beings, the lizard has been successfully used in Dr. Cowles' own home to cliiuiniate the poisonous spiders. There's only one catch to the arrangement—whiie the lizard prey on the spiders, the cony- mon house cat preys on the lizards With the County Agent Oliver L. Adams Soil Building Hempstead county fanners are being urged by Oliver L. Adams, county agent, to check their 1938 farming operations to be sure they will be able to claim their full soil-building allowances under the 1938 program. .Though 540,298 was allowed to Hempstead county in 1937 for soil building payments, only ?28,391 were claimed for soil building payments, according to Mr. Adams. It is probable that many farmers were unable to claim payment for soil building practices because they were unfamiliar with the practices paid for. Under the 1938 program, winter legumes will be paid for at the rate of 51.50 an acre. These legumes, vetch, hop clover and bur clover, should be planted just as soon as moisture conditions permit. Forest plantijngs, properly made and cared for may be used toward the soil building allowance at the rate of 57.50 per acre. Rye grass, which is an excellent winter •pasture, has a payment of $1.50 an acre. Application of superphosphate to pastures, which has been found to be profitable by the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, lime terraces, contour ridging of pastures. STAR, HOPE, Saturday, November 6,1938 SERIAL STORY MURDER TO MUSIC REST AND KELAX Enjoy a good game of Billiards with your friends. CHINER'S BILLARD and DOMINO PARLOR Next door to New Theater GAS RANGES—HEATERS FLOOR FURNACES Automatic Water Heaters Butane Gas Systems EASY TERMS Harry W. Shiver Plumbing—Electrical Phone 259 i ARE PREPARED To Bio All Kinds of Cold Storage and Meat Curing COMMUNITY HJE & PRODUCE CO. Phone 350 for Particulars CHAPTER XXX was standing away from the table as Tait seated Nelda. When Tait stepped back the detective said, "What's this all about, Bob?" "Keep your dress shirt on, Dan nle. I think we're getting somewhere. By the way, you, told me to have my fun and wire that novelty company in Minneapolis." Tait reached into his pocket. "Here's a copy of their wired reply." Feeley looked at the typewritten sheet, read the words: BEGARD- 1NG YOUR .INQUIRY LAST 60 DAYS HAVE SHIPPED CATCALL NOVELTIES YOUR CITY TO OSCAR MOORE, GEORGE MARSHALL, GAIL M. WILLIAMS, KEMPER FREEMAN, EDWARD TREMPER, HARRIS ROGERS, CALEB DAVIS, FRANK ROTCH, EINAR FRETHEIM. MODERN NOVELTY, INCORPORATED. Feeley's mouth was a grim line. "You're hot, Tait. But that won't hang Lud Dombey's murderer. And %vhy is that a copy? Where's the original wire?" "I dropped it by Harris Rogers' chair—and I notice it isn't there now." Nervously Feeley lit a cigar. He said nothing, but his whole manner indicated to Bob Tait that he was with him, and that he %vas grateful. The crowd in the Golden Bowl had become hushed as Weeks sat at the piano in a golden spotlight. No one there attempted to dance to the tune of "The Cat's Meow." To the ickies, the whackies, and the jitterbugs, to the devotees of Ludden Dombey, late torn of the swing cats, that would have been sacrilege. Everywhere in the big, glittering room couples slid into their seats at the tables. * * * HPHE Swingateers sat immobile. a. "T orchy " Stephens stood facing them, his baton poised. The gaunt Weeks' fingers trembled over the keys, then dropped down. He looked eerie, death-like, in the amber glow from the ceiling of the Golden Bowl. And then he played—played that wild incantation which the world had come to know as "The Cat's Meow." Played Beethoven and Liszt, played Berlin and Whiteman, lost in the deep cellars of Harlem, lost and groping. Suddenly "Torchy" Stephens' baton fell like a. guillotine. The band galvanized into action, swinging a tide of sound against the gaunt pianist there in the golden glow. "Torchy"'set down his stick, picked up a clarinet. He sent that song. He was better in that moment than Ludden Dombey had ever been. He was taking on the crown of the king of swing—the crown that had had no wearer since that fateful night in the Golden Bowl when Dombey had crashed to the floor with his jeweled baton in his hand. When the last strains of the song had died away, there was no applause. There was only n silence that was more complimentary than applause. Quickly Bob Tait walked across the crowded room, stepped up beside "Torchy" Stephens. His voice rang out clearly: "That song was for a man you all respected—a man you loved because he brought you happy times. You've heard many stories about who killed him here, and many stories why. Tonight I am going to point out the killer to you. I have officers here to take that killer. There is no—", Suddenly the lights flashed out. The great Golden Bowl became, in an instant, a black abyss. Tail's voice died with the lights. And then, seemingly almost as the lights went out, there was a shot. A shot followed by the scream of women, the startled exclamations of men. * * • 'HE lights flashed on. Everyone in the Golden Bowl was transfixed. Everyone except Bob Tait who was hurrying toward the table he had reserved for his guests. Anne Lester was pale, one trembling hand outstretched. "Bob —Bob, that shot was from this table!" Her hand dropped down, brushed a napkin at Myrna's feet, and there lay a revolver! Feeley snatched both napkin and gun, stuffed them into his pocket. "Everybody at this table —into the lounge," he roared. Huddled in the lounge were Rogers, Macy, Nelda Starr, Anne, and Myrna—and a grim Dannie Feeley. "Look here," Rogers said, "you can't hold us here like this. And where is Tait?" "He'll be here any minute," Feeley said. "He's developing a picture." "Developing a—" Rogers' startled exclamation was cut short by the opening of trie door.. It was Tait. Without a word he handed a square of paper to Feeley who took only one glance, then stepped toward Harris Rogers. "You're coming along with me," he said, "for the murder of Ludden Dombey." It was a happy trio which the speeding taxi was bearing from the Pacific-Plaza to the Claremont . ; . Bob Tait, and Myrna and Anne. "What I want to know," said Anne, "what was that thing you handed to Mr. Feeley?" BY NARD JONES liS« NEA SERVICB, IN<£ 'T'AIT grinned. "It was a print* of a photograph taken by a miniature camera specially rigged up. As I've told you, 1 had plenty of reason to suspect Rogers when I found he'd worn Nelda Starr's perfume and that he'd or- der'ed one of those cat-calls. I figured that if he saw the wire from the novelty company, and heard me make the announcement up there that I knew, who killed Dombey, he'd naturally try to bump me off—especially since he tried it once." "But why didn't he do it when you were in Nelda Starr's apartment?" Myrna wanted to know. "Because Nelda didn't know him as a murderer. They werei friendly—but not that friendly. No, Nelda was by way of being a stooge for Rogers on occasion. But he never let her know he was a killer. And that was undoubtedly Rogers who followed you to the- shack that night. I'm convinced he would have killed you then, Myrna, believing that he could then get control of the band." "But why wouldn't he have killed me later?" "Because Barkley and this fool Macy were set to make you the goat for Dombey's death. If he'd killed you he'd have been doing away with the person who could save his own neck." "But what about Weeks?" "Weeks was the front for Rogers. He's harmless enough. You see, Rogers wrote that hit song— not Weeks. I tumbled to that when Weeks tried to palm off an anginal composition on us. It was terrible. Rogers figured he could get more out of Dombey if he had another guy to work through. It would keep his skirts clean when IB wanted to try blackmail." Anne-sighed. "But I still don't .understand that picture you gave to Feeley." "I selected the table because the picture I took on the night of the murder showed that wisp of smoke. And I found that the table was in a direct line with where Dombey stood. Tonight the camera, open in the darkness, showed a streak of flame—the revolver shot. By marking it ort into squares I established definitely that the shot had come from Rogers' place. Then he shoved the revolver across the table to Myrna. Very much the same trick he pulled the other time." The taxi came to a halt. Anne looked out. "Here we are," she said. "I'm going to bed. But you two come on up and use the living room. I have a hunch you've some things to talk over—and I don't mean murder." (THE END) Bubbling Over With Joy sodding or reseeding pastures, and turning under summer legumes are ether soil building practices which may fulfill the soil building allowance. The soil building payments, though not great enough to pay for the practices completely is offered to encourage soil building which will lower the cost of producing crops and maintain the land for future generations of Arkansas farmers, Charles F. Simmons, Extension Agronomist, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, points out. Soil building practices will receive payment up to the soil building allowance on the individual farm. Farmers whose soil building goal has not been reached may get further information about building up their land from the county agent. Soil building practices for which payment is to be made under the AAA program must be completed before January 1, 1939. Do You Want Industries In Arkansas? Then Vote FOR Amendment No- 27 This amendment will change the Constitution so that a Workmen's Compensation Law can be passed. Amendment No. 29 This amendment will exempt new industries from the State Tax, but not from City, County or School Taxes. Mississippi and Louisiana already have such a law and are getting all the new industries. This amendment will bring new industries to Arkansas. Amendment No. 31 This amendment will stop the crooked lawyer from corrupt practices in the "Damage Suit Racket." Industrial Committee—Hope Chajuber of Commerce. —Paid Political Advertisement. With the Hempstead Home Agent Melva Bullington Place for Children Maintaining "decency and order" is a difficult task when there are several children in the family. But it is not so difficult in those homes where a definite place has been set aside for the children's books, toys and games. Habits of neatness and order can be cultivated more easily in children if they have definite places to keep their belongings, declares Mrs. Ida A. Fenton, extension economist in house hold management, University of Arkansas College of Agriculture. Most growing children have plan and sports equipment for both indoor and outdoor use. Things used out-of- doors, such as skates, bats, croquet sets, tennis racquets, and scooters are convenient if stored near one of the entrances frequently used by the children. If it is possible to arrange a closet, fitted with shelves and racks, or a chest, nearby, many of these articles can be kept accessible but out of the way. If the basement is dry, sometimes it is the best place for bulky playthings. Indoor game boards, folding tables and other recreational equipment that, is generally used in the living room or dining room is most conveniently stored in those rooms or in a nearby hall closet, Mrs. Fenton suggests. Bookshelves in the living room need not be used entirely for books. They often prove to be a good place for keeping the various games in an orderly way, musical records, mag azine files, and so on. A wa!k-.i,vi closet in the living room or hall is a great help, as shelves can be made the right size for the different articles while folding card tables or game boards will go underneath. Window-seat lockers or chests are more satisfactory when the interior is divided into compartments for specific uses so that the article wanted will not always be at the bottom of the pile. emergency Shelf Unexpected guests for dinner are no problem in many Hempstead county farm homes where the emergency shelf in the pantry is prepared in ad- vamre fir just such an occurrence. Miss Gertrude E. Conant, extension nutritionist. University of Arkansas College uf Agriculture, has sent Miss Bullmgtun a suggested list of foods for emergency shelf, and several menus which can be prepared with very little notice or truobie. Shu suggests that the emergency shelf be stocked with a jar each of meats—beef, chit-ken, sausage; vegetables-green beans, tomatoes, beets, English peas, or butter beans, carrots and soup mixture; fruits—peaches, pears, apples, plums or berries of two or three varieties; three of preserves and three of pickles. No. 1. Roast beef, browned potatoes, STORIES IN STAMPS "";. .. -v , .,^^^^^^^ "•"•i«nisk«->a»«'.*i««k.^s. M .i.wv«i«v... ,,,i „,«.. »J Figuratively bubbling over with joy, 4-year-old Phyllis PetreUi" is pictured above as she had some pre-Christmas fun with a new doll that quite literally. blows bubbles. Little Miss Petrelli lot acquainted with the bubble-blowing doll when, with four other children of working parents, she was the guest of the Toy Manufacturers of the .United States at their New York annual pre-view of the latest playthings. Spanish beans, Harvard beets, bread antl butter, jelly or preserves, canned peaches, 'peanut butter cookies, coffee ojr tea. No. 2: Roast chicken and dressing, mashed potatoes, 'buttered carrots, bread and butter, pickles, apple shortcake or whip, coffee or tea. No. 3. Chickcn-a-la-King on toast, scalloped tomatoes or English peas (buttered), blackberry cobbler, coffee or tea. No. 4. Vegetable soup, croutons, Dutch salad (beets stuffed with preserves and cottage cheese), bread and butter. ' No. .5. Sausage, apple sauce, scalloped potatoes, lima beans, plum duff, coffee or tea. The recipes for any of these dishes may be obtained from the home demonstration agent. The Bureau of Standards has just ok'cl the average gas meter, which will now continue to ko the average breadwinner. The un-cut verion of "Hamlet" now playing in New York last five hours. That's no "Hamlet" that a metropolis. There are seven sots of twins now attending San Jose College in California. Both members of each pair lok as alike as two college students. A wcl-to-do business man applied for relief the other day with a set of falsified books. The entries were just wiridow-und rosing. Those Mexican (ravel posters ad- vertiseing the place as a sportsman's Burning 10,000,000,000 Cups of Coffee POFFEE aroma bangs heavy ^ over the Brazilian uplands these days, but there is very little pouring: the government instead i.s burning a few million more cups to hold clown the supply and to keep up the price. More than 3,000,000,000 coffee trees, three-fifths of all there arc in the world, arc troubling Brazil today. In the last crop year this nation alone produced 1,000,000 more bags than the world consumed. So the burning started back in 1931 continues, and is likely to continue for many seasons. Since the desperate growers set fire to their surplus stocks in 1031 upwards of 60,000,000 bags have been destroyed. The standard bag of cofTee weighs 1.12 pounds. So statisticians have figured that upwards of 10,000,000,000 cups of the steaming drink have evaporated into the skies. Unsuccessfully, Brazilians first tried dumping their stocks into the ocean, later pressed the coffee beans into bricks to be used as fuel for locomotives and utility plants or as roadbed materials. Some of the ash is now being used as fertilizer on Brazilian farms. But in any event the problem goes unsolved. Burning is merely a temporary expedient. Meanwhile, a current Brazilian stamp, shown here, advertises to the world the country's chief product,-; coffee, displayed as the burry, and Itv bags. NKA Service, Inc.) Students Soon Forgot What They Had Read] IOWA CITY, In.-WHMemory testa nt the University of lown showed that G.G05 sixth grade school children forgot what they had rend almost as soon ns they rend it. Herbert F. Spltzcr made the tests for n master's degree. He gnvo each child tw6 600-word articles nnd quizzed them nfter the readings. He found the children forgot 44 per cent of the facts contained in the articles shortly nftcr rending. A week Inter they hnd forgotten 67 per cent. Spit/.er thereupon devised n "recall" test to be applied immediately after rending. These wore found to reduce forgetfulncss considerably. m A new detector for nlglit blindness that mny be used to determine qualifications of thho persons seeking driving licenses is now available. ^miiimiimiiiiiiiiiiimimiiimiiiiiiu |Use Mont's-Sugar-Cuseji m f! I it! = 21* E When liulchclng Pork and Beet E E Electrically Mixed E E Printed Instructions KurilIslicd E ~~ With Rich Purchase ~ paradis^ Eyorybc wonder |\littlo supcrrolusous. Ps by now about the iTWexico. Wai CHIC bicycle?! Minnie;;: of schc grades' $ She such la hayajgl equipm rules'q signals i 'Inspected, Too K-Testing lanes for ommondcd by Miss istant superintendent go of elementary ^principles to organize issiirance that bicycles &,and proper lighting i-jinstruct riders in how to use arm lists. For Sale by 111 E MONTS SEED STORE, Hope. E sA. J. Ward, Ross ton, ~ EJ. F. HiKKins, Bucknor. E ET. 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