Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 21, 1938 · Page 4
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**f>**»1^^ PAGE FOUft HOPS! STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Wednesday, December 21,1988 They Laughed When He Sat Down to Out News of the 'Flying' Machine * MANAfiO, N.C.—Thirty years ago newspaper refused to accept telegraphed stories about the doings of the crczy Wright brothers on the sand dunes of outer North Carolina. Practically every piece of press copy brought scorching replies from .editors who were too "smart" to be hoaxed by tall yarns concerning the : Wr!ghts' "flying" contraption. Some publication!; even fired their corres- -pondent for reporting such fantastic things as an EIGHT (!) mile flight. To Alpheus Drinkwater, whom Fate had chosen to be the operator of the duly telegraph station connecting the Outer Banks of North Carolina with the sophisticated outside world, this Was all very puzzling even irritating. For Alpheus was a simple man who had eyes to see. And he had seen the \Vrights fly. On December 17,1903. he hnd watched 'open-mouthed as they made their first test. He had seen their plane Slide unsteadily down a dune, sputter frantically into the air and alight SB quarter of a mile away an higher ground that the takeoff point. He had seen the distance grow and grow in Drinkwater, the humble telegrapher, tiie miracle of man with wings was an accomplished fact. ' ; Hence he shared the futile anger of the correspondents, at the world's skepticism. And he believed the pro dictions of the newspapermen that the Wrights would eventually make a long flight—yes, even as far as Cape Henry, 75'miles away. Alpheus knew in his j heart thaat someday Kill Devil Hill, • We, the Women By RUTH By Olive Roberts Barton Little Chance Women CUM These "Rights" act Most women have a hard time getting riled up over the "equality with men" talk that is regularly stirred up by women lenders in business and the professions. But every woman, no matter how feminine, would like si personal equality that can't exist alongside of men's one-sided notions. We get pretty tired of hearing that it's gossip when Mrs. Jones gets the neighborhood low-down from Mrs. Smith. But it's only amused interest when Mr. Jones says, "What did that old gossip have to sny?" As long as men are set on saying "Another woman driver" every time they blow a horn at a car driven by a woman, we wish they would say "Alibther man driver" when (as just as frequently happens) they start Alphous still lias news on tap Santa Is 1500 Years Old and -Still Going Strong swearing at the rond antics of brother. We would also like to have our face creaming put in a class with men .shewing. They are both necessities of modern life—but men can shave openly while women have to sneak theii face creaming, or listen to 11 man's "What do you put that stuff on your face for anyway'.'" We really can tune in n radio program without help or advice. And sometimes we would like a chance to prove it. We wish that when a man says in a tone of superiority, "A woman can't bear to head another woman praised" he would remember how annoyed he got the night before when his datoj voiced her approval of the mnn at the| next table. j And if we could only tell the man who says "women don't know anything about friendship and are out to cut each other's throats" that his best friend has started trying to sell us on himself. •But to keep the peace we let men get away with their condescending attitude. Isn't that just like a bunch of women? (Copyright, 1938, NEA Service, Inc.) "If you nren't n good little boy Santa Clous, won't bring you a single thing," Whut will mnmn do after Christmas. is over, for it big stick to dangle over ymall heads? But children do not seem to. mind. It depends pretty much on the wny it is said. But why not put it the other way? "If you are nice and kind and do the Very best you can, Santa will like it." Threats are wearing to the best of us. If we wanted to shake the good old saint and give hmv the cold shoulder entirely, telling tho children that he is just a silly myth and all the rest of it, that would be a pretty hard thing to do. It is this way. Anything so entrenched in custom, especially if it is somelnihg I ho I contributes to the hap- pness of children, seems to live on and on in spite of us. Doing a little research on the jolly old snhit, I find some interesting things. It seems that Santa Claus under various aliases. h;is been doing business at the same old stand for 1500 years. Began in Near East Hardly »t the sumc old stand, cither, for he began his work somewhere off at the other end of the Mediterranean Sea. Ho was called Nicholas, and when he died he was sainted, being a church dignitary. He was a friend of the children and around Christmas time after his death, he was supposed to come bnck and bring them gifts. Santa Clous has been called Saint Martin and then Krist Kind, which t suppose is the same tis Kris Kringle. He got mixed up in 'mythology and become an old German god descending on a horse to bring presents. The children in Scandinavian countries still pill out hay for the horse of the benign visitor, supposed to come on horseback after dnrki Clement Moore, who wrote "The Night Before Christmas," or rnther, to title it correctly, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas," introduced the Idea of reindeer. And the stockings were probably n change from the shoes set out for a hand-out. Chimney, sleigh, the whole scene as represented In the famous poem appealed to the gay side of imaginations and took hold, I svon- der if ever to lei go. tie may hove taken his reindeer too, from some old cusloYrt. Englnnd calls Sa*itn Claus "Father Christmas;" France "Pero Noel;" Germany (unless Santn hu tdoSt his license), "Weinaehtsman; 4 Denmark, "Julemanden." And so on. Canada has n "Santn Claus" as well as ourselves. Germnn immigrants brought us most of our Ideas about Christmas. They used the tree and perhaps the author of "Night Before Christmas" got his chimney epicode from them. The early Geramn settlers of Pennsylvania, with their wide flues, brought hi'm' down tnat way. It all ties up. One country has borrowed from another until now we have 'Santo Claus. I don't believe we could refuse him n passport. An Appropriate Endowment Graduate; 'Professor, 1 have made some money and I wont to do something for my old college. I don't remember what studies 1 excellent in." Professor: "In my classes you slept most of the time." Graduate: "Pine. I'll endow a dormitory." Ix-ss Sentiment 'Ho snltl he would lay the cnrth at my feet." "Yes, It sounds good, but it Is not practical. You already have the earth at your feet. What you wunt is u house over your head!" The AAA says that without preduct- ion cotrol tho annual bright tobacoo crop mighht provide a surplus of 250,000,000 pounds, OAV.V.V.V.W.V.V.V.V.V'. t Try Us For Your Meal Curing ;• and Smoking, We Do It Right. Home Ice Company 91G Host Third Street Hope, Ark. City Meat Market CHOICE K. C. MEATS, HOT TAMALES nml OYSTEttS. PROMPT FREE DELIVERY. PHONE WT Gifts for the HOME Knee Hole Desks Magazine Baskets What-Not Shelves Tables Smoking Stands Cedar Chests Radios Vanity Lamps Waffle Irons Percolators Refrigerators Hope Hardware COMPANY The Wright brothers' airplane as it got off the .ground at Kitty Hawk, N. C 1903 scene of the first flight, would become a.place of pilgrimage. Still at His Post Three decades have passed. The new papermen have long ago left the sand ..dimes to follow the big stories else- where. But Alpheus Drinkwaters home is still the goal of the occasional correspondent who comes to the dune country. Alpheus still handles infrequent press dispatches which tell of coast guard matters, of wrecks and rescues of the famous Lost Colony drama at Fort Raleigh. Now, after many years, Alpheus Drinkwater's faith in \vhat he saw will be vandicated. For on December IT 1938, ceremonies at Kill Devil Hill will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Wright brothers' flight. The beautiful Wright Memorial beacon tower on Kill Devil Hill will be the scene of the celebration. Aviation notables from, all over the nation will gather. There will be spenches There will be duck dinner. Alpheus Drinkwater and some of the grizzled coast guards men who also saw the first flight will be ther as guests and will rub shoulders with the not- Adjustable Glasses « I A county health officer in Mnry- i land told a school boy that he should j wear eye-glasses. "I have glasses, but I don't wear •; them because I might break them," the ', boy said, "My Mom is wearing them." j The doctor then asked whether the t glasses had been made for the boy or his mother. "Neither," the boy answered. "They j were made for Pop." An English law makes it illegal to! buy a loaf of bread after ten o'clock Sunday morning. WE WILL BE CLOSED All Day Monday, December 26 CALLING YOU Take Advantage of These Special Christmas 'Food Values. For Big Savings and a More Enjoyable HOLIDAY. THURSDAY--FRIDAY--SATURDAY CELERY-Large 10c CARROTS-Bunch 5c CANDY Christmas Mix ables. Afterwards, Alpheus will go home and send over the wires the dispatches which will tell of the latest pilgrimage to this place, and of the. 1 200 mighty war planes which flew which flew in formation around the ancient heap of sand. Not a newspaper will reject his telegrams. Auto Hot Water Heaters $6.95 Values $9.95 Values $5.95 $12.95 Values Good Year Marathon TIRES 4:75xl9-$8.35 value 5:50xl7-$10.50 value 6:00xl6-$11.80 value $9-45 Tubes As Low as §8c Winter Fronts As Low as 49c Cp*SNAPSHOT CUILL\ CAMERA YEAR Baby Clothes Electric WASHING MACHINES $12.00 Value-Only $4.95 ROOM HEATERS DeLuxe RadiantQ.95 $12.95 Value if — 5 Radiant $9.95 "7-95 Bedroom val. I — Bathroom $2.95 $4.98 Heater val. I — Bathroom $6.954.95 DeLUXE val. *§ — AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CO. - - - - - Hope, Ark. 112 South Main St. Progressing—moving upward Into the light—this striking picture could well symbolize the serious camera hobbyist today. H OW much did you learn about picture-taking In the past year? How much will you learn in the \'ew Year we are now entering? This is a splendid time to take stock of yourself, examine your cam era progress, make plans for the future. Could the figure on the staircase above symbolize you? Are you standing still—or are you moving upward into the light, reading more about picture-taking, studying your pictures, taking more, and constantly trying to improve? • Much of value is being written these days about taking better pictures. Simple, practical handbooks about photography areveadily available. Photo magazines contain much useful information. Manufacturers o! cameras and film offer dozens of free pamphlets—not advertising, but practical instruction booklets, Every camera hobbyist should avail 'himself of these aids, for wider knowledge helps one make better pictures. la it your habit to study light and shadow —not just when taking a pic- ture, but in everything you see? Light and shadow are the stances of which photographs are nade. Observe them, compare their variations In morning and evening, on sunny and hazy days—and you will learn much about finding pictures that please the eye, What do you know of color filters —the little devices which, slipped I over a camera lens, account for many of the striking "effect" pictures one sees today? Have you studied the simple rules of composition that help you arrange pictures so much more pleasingly? Inexpensive, elementary books on how to make good pictures explain all these things in a manner that any picture-lover can understand. Why not make the new year a period of study as well as of picture- taking? Broad knowledge is not needed to get pictures, but it helps obtain pictures that are better, more pleasing, more satisfying. And today such knowledge is so easy to acquire! 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