Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 17, 1938 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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HOPE STAK, HOPE, ARKANSAS X 1C, ,<V I* - i£ & I I $«• «• * * M »' •*< »• » : |«k |«« |ig> W « M W W He •** tt m m m H if *•> « A Famous Phoneys Prove Gullible Humans Will Swallow Tall Tales By NBA Service Some terriable catastrophes never happened, • Most people believe Vhat they're „ • told: .it's easier to believe than to think and weigh and question. That's why mistakes, false reports and downright hoaxes somtimes bring stranger results that the event that didn't occur. The great Martairi invasion of 1938 came pretty close to a high mark • in human gullibity. But while, federa 1 authorities pondered what to-do, il anything, about Orson Welles' radio presentation of "War of ihe Worlds' they might remember that such mass reaction as was demonstrated the , night before Hallowe'en ,is nothing new. Zoo Break (Didn't Happen) There was the time all New York thought the animate had broken oul of the zoo. The city was a pantic. Business ceased. People bared their doors. Mothers rushed to schools to bring home their children. Many fled ti roof tops. For three days th sight of an alley cat scutting over a fence was enough to start a panic. What caused it all? The New-York Herald had been campainging for a 1 • stronger and safer cages in the zoo. No body paid any attention to reported •editorils. So Nov. 9, 1874, the Herald devoted it front page to a (wholly imaginary) story of that the entire population of the zoo had escaped. (Terrifying tales of policemen torn 'limb from limb by tigers, and stealthy • beasts stalking orphan asylums were reported in detail. Way down at the end of the story was the explanation: they were telling what would happen "if. But almost nobody bothered to dead that far. They skimmed the headlines and leading paragraphs and lit out ofr the nearest tree. The Herald soon won back its en- BACKACHE, LEG PAINS MAY BE DANGER SIGN Of Tired Kidneys If backache :in.l \fg pains are making vou miserable, don't juat complain and do nothing about I!.™. Nature may he warning you that jour Kiilncya niwi uttention. Hie kidney, are Nature's chief way of taking vf rp ? ?, " n P'." s "t»us waste out of the blood. Most people pass about 3 pints a day or ahont 3 pounds of wa-ste. • • Frequent or scanty passages with smarting and burning snows there may be something »ri ne wh your kidneys or bladder. If the 15 miles u kidney tubes and filters utni t worn well, poisonous waste matter stays IT u P lood - T ""e poisons may start nagging backaches, rheumatic paina, leg pains, loss of pp|> and energy, getting up nights, swelling pujhuaw under the eyes, headaches and duzine-I Don t w ni t. Ask your clrucgin for Doan's Pills, iweti jurcewfully by millions for over -10 years. 1 hpy give happy relief and will help tiiu to miles of kidney tubes flush out poisonou- waste from the blood. Get Doan's Pills. s%w.-.v.v.v.v.v.v.v.v.v.;. jl Try Us For Your-Meat Curing "I jj and Smoking. \Ve Do It Right. ^ Home Ice Company ;• 916 East Third Street j! Hope, 4j:k. ,• FHA 5% Loans New and existing property. Real Estate Mort. Loan Service [jPink Taylor, Agent; 309 First National Bank Building. Phone 686. -THE MARrdAN INVASION OF THE £00 BREAK irs 1874-.... ENGLISH COAST TO ENGLISH COAST teen dangered reputation for vercity, the zoo got a new cages, and people gradually go back their withs. , Modern readers need only recall the furor of the quite genuine Lindburg flight of 1927 to imagine how the country- was thrilled by the story in the New York .Sun. in 184C It told how a. marvelous ballon trip across the Atlantic had been sucessftilly made one Monk Mason. The scientific as well as the popular world was stirred to a high pitch of enthusium. But it subsided very quickly when it became'known that Edgar Allen Poe, a rising young poet and critic, had manufactured the entire story, partly in the spirit of good, clean fun, and partly because he needed the money. Poe's "ballon hoax" has become a classic. ,, .^ / # Guest Nobility (Not',So Noble) ; Easiest way to deceive. Americans has always been to pose as a foreign nobleman or 'European big shot". Many have done it, but none more succesfully than Georgt R. Gabor, Jr., a .21-year-old Hungarian student who wanted to see America—and had no money. But he had brains and faith in people's gullibility. So in 1926 he came to New York and regestcred at a leading hotel as "Baron G. F. E. von Krupp, Jr." Immediately he was interviewer, invited to dinners and receptions by social registerites. Though in America "to study industrial conditions,' 'he expressed an eagerness to see West Point, and was not only taken there, but the whole cadet corps paraded before him. He was conducted through Thomas Edison's laboratories, Pittsburg stell works, Akron rubber factories, the Ford Plant in Detroit. Not .until he had been taken al hhe way to the west ! ••••"•••—"••——"^•"•i^»«.H^k«BM — ««^|^^ < .^ -1 ^ ii——ls-i-i Paul Harrison tn Hollywood From Ireland to Stardom in 13 Days, Only a Fitzgerald Could Do That coast was he caught at Albuquerque, N.M., on a bad check cnarge. At a time v/hen channel swimming was much in the public eye, one Dorothy Logan climbed wearily out of the Chantll surf at Folkestone, England, early one October morning. She collapsed, and announced that she had just swum from France in an hour and twenty minutes Igss time than Gctrude Edcrle had required. She became a national heroine. England postively palpited with pride, until one day Miss Logan broke down and admitted that she had rowed acros entering the water just off the English coast. She wanted to prove how gullible people would be in the throes of vogue for channel swimming. Cardiff Giant (Big 'Gragt) Barunm's epochal discovery that people like to be fooled was never better illustrated • than inthe case of the Cardiff Giant. George Hul, a Binghamton, N.Y., tobacconist, and a notorious hoaxer, had stonemasons chisl roughly in the rock the figure of a giant ten and a halfw feet long. He hurried it on the farm of a relative, and had it "fou- -nd.' ' Such cmnent men as Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ralph Waldo Emerson werg taken m, but geologists immediately pronounced it an arrant fake. Nevethelcss the public loved it. Barnum made $150,000 carting it around and exhibiting it. While such deliberate fakes as te Cardiff Giant or the Ballon Hoax are not in the class with the Wells broadcast, all derived their force from the fact that people read, look, and listen all too carelesly for their own good. HOLLYWOOD.—Among stage "people the world over are tales at how the movie studios lure earnest players here and then let them languish in well-paid idleness until they're all but forgotten by audiences back home. Geraldine Fitzgerald had heard such stories and WHS determined thnt it wouldn't happen to her. It didn't. Exactly 13 days after leaving her htfmc in Ireland she was working before the cameras as the second lead, under Bette Davis, in "Dark Victory." It really nil began back in 1930 when Miss Fitzgerald was 15 and a student at the Dublin Art School. She painted, and w«s very serious about it. Next, she thought, would come a few more years of study in Paris or Home, or maybe London. So when she was ready to graduate all that the Dublin teachers had to offer, she asked, "Where should I go from Iwre?" An instructor said, "Frankly, you had better go out nnd get mnrried." So She Weil the Theater So she went out and got a job on the stage. An aunt, Shelaih Richads, was n leading lady at the Abbey Theater, so Miss Fitzgerald tried the Gage Theater. For two years she took any role that came along. Finally a British movie scout came along and offered her contract. Her first picture, "Turn of the Tide," made her a star. Her second, "Mill on the Floss," brought an offer to appear in Shaw's "Heartbreak House' on Broadway. Up to this point in her narrative, the small, dark Irish girl had smoked four cigarettes. We were sitting in the Warner cafe, and she toyed with a bowl of mushroom soup. Already lean, she is loyally starving herself, and hates it. "When the play turned out to be a hit," continued Miss Fitzgerald, tapping her fifth cigarette, "A!m'orican picture offers began to come in. But all I had to say to discourage the agents was that I wouldn't accept more than a six-months' contract. Then Warner Brothers surprised me by agreeing to it." Hcres where the actress was smart. Instead of rushing right out to Hollywood, she packed her trunks anci went home to Ireland. The studio wns surprised, not to say dumfoundcd. Nobody ever had behaved like that before. • < •• Waited Until Hollywood Cabled But Miss Fitzgerald was determined not to be idle in Talkictown. Right away she began getting letter from the studio. "They didn't sound insistent enough," she chuckled, "fic- sidos, a letter takes quite a while to get to Ireland, so I judged they weren't exactly in a hurry. Finally, though; I ;ot a cable demanding that I report immediately." \ 'She grabbed a ship for New York, paused there a day and took a train for California. From Los Angeles she rushed to the Burbank studio, was tested, accepted and assigned to "Dark Victory." With my extra pencil, Miss Fitzgerald doodled on the tablecloth. Just designs and swirls and something that looked a little like a face. That's all tUats left of her art school education. Over her sixth cigarette, she declared that she doesn't like California. True, the hasn't seen -nYuch of it yet—not the mountains or the ocean or Clark Gable or anything. I guessed it was because everything is so scar and brown at this time of year—not like Ireland. Or maybe she wants leprechauns. "Dear Mr. Harrison: "With my glasses perched on my nos«, I read the following item in your entertaining and fnrfltmg (I just flung II myself) column: " 'Joan Bennett refuses to wear, glasses, but is so near-sighter she can't tell Charlie McCarthy from Victor Mc- Laglcn at 10 paces.' "Now, this may seem to be a small matter to draw my fire (inaccurate as it m'ay be even at 10 paces), but you know how a woman feels when she thinks she has been misrepresented. The fact is, I DO wear glasses when I am not facing cameras, and I feel thnt 1 should be credited with that fact, even thoUgh it may be making n virtue of necessity. "True, there arc times I don't wear them because I can't finw them nnd there are other times I don't wear them because I don't feel 1 need them —I'm not always being called upon to distinguish between McCarthy and Mc- Laglen at 10 paces, you see. But at any rate, wouldn't it be more charitable to heed Dorothy Parkers dictum, and not let your typewriter nvakc fox passes at girls who wear glasses Sincerely, (Signed) Joan Bennett." 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With the exception of Georgia, the survey did not include any of the heavily-Democratic Southern states because sufficient data from them is still lacking. The percentage of Republican votes in the 24 states in 1936 was computed on the basis of the total vote in the presidential race. The percentage for 1934 was reached on the basis of votes for representatives. For the 1938 compilation, gubernatorial and senatorial returns were used in some cases because of oncomplete returns in the district elections of representatives. In the 24 states this year, the Republicans polled 14,010,223 ballots, Democrats had 48.5 per cent of the major party vote. Despite the indicated Republican vote-getting advantage in half the states, which comprise populous centers of the East, Midwest and West, Democrats elected 262 representatives, or 60.2 per cent of the house membership. With 170 congressmen, Republicans have 39.1 per cent of the house voting power. The nation-wide popular vote can not be tabulated until all states have reported. If the ratio of former years is maintained, however, the 24-state survey would indicate a tital vote of about 40,000,000. Such a total, which would include about 1,000,000 minor party ballots, would be the greatest off-year vote in history. Wednesday's preliminary tabulation showed that Democrats suffered major percentage losses in a dozen key states. Although they won the New York governorship, Democrats polled only 50.7 per cent of the major party vote in that race. The ratio in some other statewide races was higher, however. In the 1936 presidential election, the party polled 58.5 per cent of the vote and 56.8 per cent of the off-year balloting of 1934. The sharpest Democratic reverses occurred in the "third party" slates of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The party toiled only 5.7 per cent of the Minnesota vote this year, compared with 62.4 per cent in 1936 and 26.8 per cent in 193*. ,, ; _,,.,,,; .. ; , - Movie Scrapbook Oklahoma Convict Sought in Slaying Malvern Hunts Beer-Bottle Slayer of Lubbock (Texas) Man MALVERN, Ark.—(/Pr-Officers announced here Thursday they were hunting a paroled Oklahoma convict for questioning in connection with the beer-bottle slaying of a man tentatively identified as W. J. VanHooser, Lubbock, Texas. Three officials who returned Wednesday night from a Texas trip said they had determined that the hunted ma nleft a Clarksville (Texas) tourist camp to drive Van Hooscr to Meni- Iphis. Thlit'sclay, NoVemBcr 17, 198& j Meet an Uncombed Beachcomber This sodden, uncombed wreck of humanity Is one of the world's best-known actors. Give up? It's Charles Laughton, plummeting from old heights to new depths in his movie, "The Beachcomber." Andorra, liny European independent 1 state, has a standing army of. one' brigadier nnd nine other rnhks. The country has 5200 Inhabitants in its 191 square miles of territory. ./ Not now/ . . . (hanks to Hlack- Drnughl. Often thnt droopy, tired feeling Is caused by constipation, an everyday thief of energy. Don't put up with it. Try the fine old vegetable medicine that simply makes the lazy colon go back to work and brings prompt relief. Just ask for BLACK-DRAUGHT.. "An old friend of the family." Methodist Ask (Continued from Page One; leader; J. S. M, Cannon, Little- Rock, conference lay leader; C. H. Hoilis, Warren, and Fred Moore, Pine Bluff. Dr. C. J. Greene, vice president of Hendrix College, Con way who wits elected secretary of the conference for the !J5th year, announced his assistants iis Clem Bilker, C. R_ Hoy, Otto Tague and George Meyer.'The statistical secretary is C. E. Whillcn and his assistants arc A. W. Hamilton nnd G W. Warren. Rosie was so took with him, .she told me she would jump in the well, less I got the license. She run toward the well but I caught her.—Mrs. Grnce Columbus, Prcstonsburg, Ky., explaining why she had helped her 10-year- old daughter obtain a license and I much prefer handing ice to fitting out women in millinery. It keeps your hips down.—Mrs. Pauline Maison, Cleveland, former owner of a millinery shop now delivering ice. ITCH Prescription 200,000 CURES ITCH JOHN S. GIBSON DRUG CO. This Will Advise That We Will Not Be in the Market Longer for Standing Timber, Logs, Bolts and Blocks. HOPE HEADING IN MANUAL LABOR ; ACTOQIE9 AND CTOCE?., JUST INTO AOTiNG AT THE /4G-E OF TWENTY ItaOVES TO GAPP£N ,,,<,, PLAYS IN THE -70'S»«p'>WGlT-&/* PLAY/- AHO STORie*/7o. 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