Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 7, 1931 · Page 1
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1MH "^~ , «rd«y night VOLUME 33—NtrMBER 22 r of Hop* feimtW 189*1 Mop* D«ll* PreM Con»olld«t«d tl Hop* St«f, Jtmittf I8,.li)2y HOPE, ARKANSAS, ftteTtlRDAY, NOVEMBER I.-'*?' NEGRO RU AltoeUtod Pr«M. ' , Bnwn>ri»» Aw'fc —v, IT Governor Parnell Hopes Farm Agents To Retain Of f ices Declares Need for Them Will Be Greater Than Ever Next Year MANY N~EW CROPS Issues His Statement on the Eve of Meetings of Quorum Courts LITTLE ROCK— (/P)— Because of the posibility of a change in Arkansas crops next year, Governor Parnell Friday issued n statement expressing hope that appropriations "wherever i< is at all possible," would be made for 'the continuance of farm and home demonstration agents when county ? quorum courts' convene next Mon day. "More than ever will the services of the county and home demonstration agents be needed and while it is absolutely necessary that government expenses be held down to the minimum," the governor';) statement said, "It is imperative for us to consider the importance of county and home demonstration work when we map out our county budgets." Enactment of cotton acreage reduction laws, which he estimated would reduce cotton acreage by 1,700,000 acres, and "a general readjustment of farm programs during 1932" were cited by the governor as reasons for "greater need than ever for accurate and conservative direction in plans nnd programs." Because of 'a critical financial situation 'facing counties, officials have expressed the fear that many counties would not make appropriations for farm arid home demonstration agents in seeking "retrenchment measures. The governor's statement follows: "Arkansas farnjw&v&efc big prob-, iemr tr^te.- np$pto^«etir'--*t their direction 'enacted- laws restricting acreage in cotton in 1032-1933. "This means, the turning of more than 1,700,000 acres of land' that was iin cotton in 1931 to other crops or to allow it to lie idle. "Cotton has been the only money crop for many Arkansas farmers. Dairying, piultry and hog raising for market is new to most of them. There will be pastures to develop, more acres in soy beans and in hay crops, and a general readjustment of farm program during 1932 and all of this means a greater need than ever for accurate and conservative direction in plans nnd program. "There will probably be presented before planting time,, and during the next few months, all kinds of plans, many of which will be impractical yet well sounding. In other words, the promoter of canning facories. flour mills, and creameries will present himself and unless the public is informed, plants will be established in localities where conditions will not justify. "There will be the perishable crop advocated and many people will launch into this line of agriculture without knowledge of market requirements and markets or how to pack for market, and great losses will be suffered. « "More than ever will the services of the county and home demonstration Vigent be needed and while it is absolutely necessary that government expenses be held down to the minimum; it is imperative for us to consider the importance of county and home demonstration work when we map out our county budgets. "It is to be hoped that it will be borne in mind that this is really not an expense item but an investment, in that it will mean a great saving to our people, the business man as well as the farmer. It is also to be hoped that full consideration will be given to this matter. i "Right now, more than any Bother time within the past 25 years at least, there is need of right and clear thinking on the agricultural subject. We want to know that we are reasonably right in launching into the other crops that are to go into the acres that will be abandoned by cotton. If we arc going to leave this r to even well meaning, but inexperienced men, we will see more grief than is nces- sary. "Let us weigh this question very thoroughly, and let us see that wherever it is at all possible, that proper appropriations be made so that we can continue on this country and home demonstration work." --- **,* •> -El Dorado City Primary Will Be Held Dec. 8 EL DORADO, Ark.— The city Democratic primary election will be held here on Tuesday, December 8, when four aldermen, a city attorney, clerk and treasurer will be elected'. George W. Jackson has announced for clerk; D. M. Phillip for alderman from the third ward; and John C. Carroll for attorney. Mayor Walter L. Goodwin, hold office until April, 1932, the vari- who went into office las,t April, will ous office terms expiring on alternate How Uncle Sam Smashed Capone Ring f GALPH,CAPONS v/XC/C GV2/it SAM. (j-UZ/K. With the sentence of Al Capone to prison, Uncle Sam's income tax agents now have won convictions of nil five leaders of his Chicago gang. Capone, ''the big shot,'.' is in jail at Chicago, pending outcome of his appeal to overthrow a sentence of 11 years and a $50,000 fine; Ralph, his brother, the chief of the beer racket, got three years, 'but appealed; Jack Guzik, head of the gambling and vice joints, got five years, and also appealed; Sam Guzik, slot machine chief, pleaded guilty and is now serving a year and a day in Leavenworth penitentiary. Frank Nitti, the gang's treasurer,arid head of the alcohol rickct, pleaded guilty and is serving 18 months in Leavenworth. All were Weekly Review of The Cotton Trade Market Steadies on Trade Buying and Covering After Earlier Weakness NEW YORK— W)— A reactionary lone was evident in the cotton market the past week, but after selling off some 55 to 5ft points from recent high prices, tho market steadied on trade auying find covering. Private crop ^reports appearing for the past, esveriil days estimated the ndicated yield from 15,243,000 to 1G,- 748,000 bales. All these reports have oointed to an increase in the indicn- :ion following the favorable weather of last month. A canvass of New York Cotton Exchange members Friday indicated that on the average u crop is looked for of 16,040.000 bales, compared with an average of 15,509,000 oales a month ago. The government report as of October 1 placed the indicated crop at 16,284,000 bales. These various private crop reports, which, on tho average have pointed to gin- lings of 11,826,000 bales us well as an increase in the crop indication, have bad little apparent effect on the market. A feature of the trading has been •uthcr persistent selling here by brokers who are frequently supposd to act for the co-operative interests. This las ben accompanied by rumors that he co-operatives who bought futures o replace sales of spot cotton last season were not reconvening their contracts into cotton out of the new Holding evidently continue on a suff- stantial scale and while there have jeen no definite statements as to the amount of holding that may be financed by Southern banks, officials of .he Federal Farm Board have been quoted in Washington reports to the effect that the New Orleans plan is progressing at a satisfactory rate. Mrs. Hoover Is Riled Over Newspaper Story WASHINGTON—(vT')—Inquiries to determine the source of the story that Mrs. Herbert Hoover was having :alkie voice tests made were started Friday by White House personnel. Mrs. Hoover was displeased at pub- ished reports Thursday of sound' news reel appartus being set up in the executive mansion to determine which range of her voice was most* effective. Further tests planned for Friday were cancelled. Newspapermen and photographers were questioned concerning the source of their information that such tests were being made. It was said at the Whit cHouse that Mrs. Hoover did not plan to view the results of the first test. Theodore Joslin, one of the president's secretaries, said he had heard nothing about the tests or that inquiries had bean made concerning r^paivs about llU'lll. Ralph Capone Now Behind Prison Bars Brother of Chicago Gang Chief Begins Three Year Sentence LEAVENWORTH, Kan.-(/p)-Ralph Capone, Chicago's public enemy number three, was committed Saturday morning to the Leavenworth Federal prison, where his brother Al is expected soon to begin serving a ten year tencp. Al Capone also is facing u one year county jail sentence. Ralph, the older brother of the gang overlord, is under a three year sentence for an income tax evasion offense which caused the overthrow of Al and several others of the Capone dynasty. Ralph joked with newspaper men as he recalled th<; end of his journey and the gates of Leavenworth closed behind him. Travis Norwood Is Not Identified As Lewisville Robber Mrs. Dave Patton Fails to Name Pair as Bandits at Lewisville River Steamer Is Delayed to Camden Mist and Fog Cause Many Overnight Stops on Journey CAMDEN, Ark.—Dense fogs, heavy cargoes and extremely low water delayed the steamer Ouachita many hours every day and night coming up to Cumden from New Orleans, according to Captain L. V. Cooley. At times the fog was so thick the river men could not see the river bank from the steamer. Several nights the bout was tied up fro msix to eight hours on account of the heavy blanket of mist. The pilot had to wait until morning sun dispersed the mists so as to provide safe visibility for navigation. The steamer brought a capacity cargo of sugur and general merchandise on the trip to Camden. One of the largest cargoes of years was brought uustrcam with u heavy shipment for Vulion which was unloaded Wednesday and trucked to El Dorado, 16 miles away. The Ouaehitu also brought three large barges upstream from New Orleans. Two were left at Monroe to be loaded with cotton and the third was dropped at Calion for cotton shipments. These will be picked up on the downstream trip. On arr.val at I»'ew Orleans on the last trip downstream a newspaper there sent a staff photographer do\vn I to the Ouachiia's wharf and took pictures of the steamer unloading its record curgo of nearly 5000 bales of cotton. This was featured the next day with a big front puge story tell| in;.; of the bis shipments from Camden I .-in'il iiuiiii-: .-iliHii; llu> riwr. ONE MAN RELEASED Norwood and Knox Still Are Being Held for Investigation LEWISVILLE, Ark.—Mrs. Dave Patton, Jr., late Friday failed' to positively identiy Travis (Babe) Norwood and Kenneth Knox as two of three- men who on October 28 locked her In: a vault after robbging the First National Bank of Lewisville of approx 1 - imately $5000. Knox was brought here from the Columbia county jail early Friday but Mrs. Patton did not view the two suspects until the 1 late afternoon. Travis Norwood's brother, Joe, who was arrested with him Thursday at Kilgore was released', officers having previous-, ly expressed the opinion he was not connected with the robbery. While Mrs. Patton could not positively identify either of the two men as the bandits who entered the bank, she said Travis Norwood bore a close resemblance to the man who stood in the door of the building while the other perpetrated' the holdup. She could not say, however, whether or not Knox was the other man. Both were still being held in custody Friday night. Meanwhile, Sheriff R. H. Duty revealed for the first time that Knox had been arrested for invetsigation into the $25000 looting of the State Bank of Omaha, Texas. The man, however had been released,, but Mor* ris county said-they jvrould ..niake further attempt to connect him with the robbery after LaFayette county officers had' completed their investigation. Knox was arrested at Longview by n Texas Ranger Thursday cpon in- fromation furnished by Sheriff Duly. The Norwood brothers were taken into custody at Kilgore. A new angle on Norwood's whereabouts on the day of the robbery which might possibly result in the establishment of an alibi came to light early Friday when Constable Jim Akin, of Texarkana, asserted he had picked' the man up in Texarkana on the morning of the day of the holdup and taken him to his plantation about 15 miles from Texarkana on the East Ninth street road. There, the constable said, Norwood alighted and proceeded on toward Garland' City walking. It was about 11 a. m. when Norwood left the constable. The bank was robbed at 12:25 p. m. It would have been possible for another automobile to have been whiting for him near the place where he alighted but Akin did not believe this likely. "No one knew I was going to the farm that morning, not even myself, until just a few minutes before I left. Norwood was standing near my car and' when he saw me preparing to leave, he asked if he could ride thnt far with me. He explained that he owned a farm in LaFayette county and wished to go over there to sec his uncle, who is living on the place. "A man planning a bank robbery wouldn't be standing on the streets of a town 25 miles away from the. place he intended to rob an hour before it was carried' out," Akin said. He's Perpetual Candidate When Norman • Thomas, Socialist ledder, ran for Borough President of Manhattan in the recent New York elections, it was the eighth time he had sought an important public office in the last eight years. He has been at different times a candidates for President. U. S. Senator, Congressman, Governor i of New York, Mayor of New York City, and Alderman. W.C.T.U. Pageant Ruling Changed on Trapping Season State Game Warden Issues Statement to Hunters and Trappers Game Warden C. O. Baughman reports that the ruling has been changed on the taking of fur bearing animals, and he wishes to correct a mistake he has made in giving the opening date of the season, which is now December 1 instead of November 15. This applies both to hunting and trapping. Following are Act No. 216 of 1929 and Act No. 213 of 1931, on Fur-Bearing Animals: Open season: December 1 to January 31. inclusive. Allowed to February 10 to dispose of pelts; $25.00 to §250.00 fine. Traps must be smooth jawed and not larger than a No. Ig, and must not be set in roads, paths and runways commonly used by persons or domestic live stock. Deadfalls prohibited; $25.00 and-up. Poison, explosives and chemicals prohibited. Cannot rut rien trees on l:uul i.f nuothi-r; $10.00 and up. Young People's Partiotic Service at the First Baptist Church A young people's patriotic service and pageant will be presented at First Baptist church at 7:30 o'clock Sunday night under the auspices of the state W. C. T. U. Tho program, to which the public is invited, will be as follows: Song—"America." Prayer. Devotional. Introduction of State W. C. T. U. Worker—Mrs. Henry Stuart. Youth's Reply"—Miss Lurline Moody Temperance Songs. Free Will Offering. Reading, "Robins Cold' Water Sonfe" —Tomp'ic Fae Toland. Reading, "Where There's Drink There's Danger"—Terrel Young. Reading, "A Splendid Record"— Marjorie Dildy. "It's the Brain That Counts" (Dr. Charles Mayo), Truman Springs. "Roll Call of Famous Athletes."— Junior High Boys. Reading, "I Pledge My Firm Allegiance"—Jay Yates, Reading, "What Can Little Chaps Do"—Donald' Parker. Sayings of Frances Willard—Junior High Girls. > Reading, "Our Heroes"—Mary Ellen Fu liner. Brumfield. Reading, "Don't Let Him In"—David Song, "Observance and Enforcement"—Carrol Brown. Reading, "Which Will You Choose" —Miss Eise Reid. Count of Grammar School Parents. Pageant, "The Patriotic Wedding"— High School Students. Benediction. Cast for "Patriotic Wedding" Bride, Miss 18th Amendment Helen K. Cannon Groom, Mr. Patriotic Citizen Colburn Aubrey Minister, Uncle Sam Taylor Alexander Uninvited Guest Edward Bad'er Guests: Army Arthur Miller Navy Harry McLeMore Christianity Nell Helms Temperance Opal Garner Church Margaret Kinser School Katherine Bryant Labor » Lane .Taylor Capital Luther Hollamon Home Frances Williams Yc-ung Americ. a Ellen L. Bowden Mother, W. C. T. U. Avis Wilson Father, Anti-Labor League Robert O'Neil Best Man, Legislation Gray Gentry 19th Amendment Margaret Powell Colorbearer Carrol Carpenter Law Enfrocement Willis Smith Ballot Bearer Florine Lindsey Train Bearer Blanche Dobson Flower Girls Marjorie Dildy and Marie Antonettc Williams Bi'ides Maids—Mary Sue Anderson, Marjorie Higgason, Ruby Owen, Har- retl Fritchard. Marlyn Ward, Agnes Morgan. Junior Brides Maids—Carolyn Barr, Jane Bo.vett, Helen Ruth Whatlcy. Mary McCullcugh, Alice Boyett, Mary Death Suddenly StfIkes U.S. Senator Caraway Friday Blood Clot in Artery Is Fatal to Distinguished Arkansan MUCH IN~PUBLIC EYE Apparently Was Recovering From Operation Ten Days Ago LITTLE ROCK.— (ff)—The body of United States Senator Thaddeus H. Caraway, who died cnexpccted- Ftlday night, a week after an operation, will lie in state at the State Capitol for several hours Sunday and (hen be taken to Joncsboro for the funeral services and burial Monday. The funeral services will be held at Jl Monday morning but the church {and; offtcUtlnK minister have not been selected. The entire Arkansas Congressional delegation will accompany the body from here and the official congressional representatives for the funeral will arrive at Joncsboro Monday morning. Mrs. Caraway, who was with the Senator until the end was holding up well under the shock Saturday. Meanwhile messages of condolence were coming in from all parts of the nation and from political foes as well as friends. One was received from President Herbert Hoover. The States' junior senator who was 60 years old was believed recovering from a kidney' operation a 'week ago when a blood clot in .-'•nn arlery-whlch supplies the heart muscle developed, killing him.' Senator Thaddeus H. Caraway died at 8 o'clock Friday night in St. Vincent's Infirmary after he had fully recovered from an operation for removal of a kidney stone performed October 29. Death was caused by coronary occlusion, a blood clot in the coronary artery which supplies the heart muscle. .;" He was 60 years old, and had represented Arkansas in the United States Senate since 1920 and previously had severed seven years in the national House. Senator Caraway's death was a profound shok not only to his relatives and intimate friends, but to physicians and attendants at the hospital. Following the successful operation 10 days ago, his recovery had been rapid and was considered complete by his physician. Famous for Quick Wit ; A sarcastic tongue and a quick wit kept Senator Thaddeus Caraway much in the fpublic eye. To newspapermen, he was a periodic source of stories; to his colleagues he was a man to be avoided in rough and'tumble debate. Many times on the Senate floor while «a colleague was discussing at length a question which he opposed. Caraway would rise from his seat, thrust his hands in his pockets and walk about the room mumbling. The mumbling, though, would be audible nearly all over the chamber floor and sometimes in the galleries. When he had the floor, his manner of presenting' arguments was forceful, even though he was not considered an outstanding orator. Once last session, when he was taking a leading part in the debate over i'ederal appropriations for drouth relief, he began describing a family in need in his home state f Arkansas. Even Etcngrapher Mvcr Before he finished, he was in tears. An official stenographer—one of those who ordinarly shows no reaction to speeches no matter what their subject—met the Arkansan outside the Senate chamber later and gave him a personal check for $25 to help care for the family. His liking for moving about the room when he talked followed him through his term as chairman of the Senate Lobby Committee. While witnesses were testifying, Caraway would differ with them in an outburst that would end when he had walked around the committee room several times, his voice dropping lower and lower as he continued until the official stenographers had difficulty hearing him. Despite the lash of his tongue that lie applied in debate, he was on friendly terms with most of his colleagues. Often he found them after the Senate adjourned, ! patted them on their bucks and assured them he was not attacking them personally but their beliefs. He was noted for having his desk piled so high with magazines and mail that he hardly could see over it. Yet his memory was such that he could dig into the stack at any time and pick out what he wanted without hesitation. He owned and lived in an atraclivc i-ulonial hi me in Ji7ar>;and. Hoover Enlists in Red Cross Drive Sheriff Quk Takes Ex-ftw To Distant Mrs. Henry Nance,™, A«ault Victim at Her Horn* MOB IS SOON Fully 200 Arm Men and Boys round the Jail DAlNGERFlELD, Tex.-*Barney Ross, 23-year-old negro jifci was carried safely away front; forming mob here Saturday. hours after Mrs. Henry N* was assaulted in her home rieaV.jl four miles wefi-of here..' ,^'Jf,/i Mrs. Nance identified r Morris county s jail here'' after his, capture. r The negro Was being he] unnamed jail Saturday, dispersed immediately, after sent out that Sheriff J.' B. his-deputies had'spirited. S It was a signal that the annual nation-wide drive of the American Red Crossr'was" on -when, as pictured here President . Hoover '(right) was enrolled in the campaign by Dr. John Barton Payne (left), chairman of the relief organization. The ceremoney took place on the White House lawn. Rotary Governor to Visit Thursday Sid Brooks Will Addrcts Hope,,; and 'Stamps'^ Clubs Here ~ District Governor Sid 'Brooks,' of Arkansas Rotary, Little Rock, will pay his first official visit to this section next Thursday night when he will address the Hope and' stamps clubs in joint session at Hotel Barlow. The dinner will begin at 8 o'clock. Governor Brooks will be accompanied by Mrs. Brooks, and members of the Hope and Stamps clubs are expected to bring theia, wives and guests. The joint meeting will be not only a social occasion but also" a conference on Rotary subjects between the district governor and the boards of directors of the two clubs. The Stamps Rotarians will drive to Hope for the meeting. Young Girl Kept in Closet Four Years Incredible Cruelty to Child Revealed in Washington Home WASHINGTON. —Emaciated and covered with scars, 13-year-old Edith Riley was released Friday from four years of capticity in a dark closet in her home. Policeman Ruby G. Brandt and' two United States marshals, armed with a court attachment, entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Riley and discovered the child locked in a dark chamber on the second' floor. Neither the child's father nor her stepmother was at home when the policewoman en-; tered. The closet was locked next to the bathroom, it was reported, and was without windows or other means of ventilation. Its floor was completely bare and there was no bedding of any kind. The girl was unable to support her own weight, according to Mrs. Brandt. She was clad only in a dirty thin undergarment, and was almost totally blind. Her forehead was covered with scars and her body badly bruised'. All of her teeth were missing. She had never been ot school and was able only to say 1$ Yes"-and "No." The closet adjoined Mrs. Riley's bedroom which Mrs. Brandt said was guarded by a large dog. The Rileys have another child, a boy who is attending Langley Junior High School. An old colored woman who was at the house when Mrs. Brandt entered said she had not seen the child for a number of years. The girl was taken to a hospital. Authorities began an investigation at once. Fulton Woman Fails to Make Bond, Jailed TEXARKANA. — Mrs. Florence House, 41, of Fulton, held ot the Bowie county grand jury on a charge of fail- ir g t ostop and render aid' to three children and a negro woman whom she is accused of running over on the New Boston highway last Saturday, was placed in the county jail at Bos- Ion Friday afternoon tjiftcr failing to make u $500 bond. 'Mrs. Nanse was believed, to?b< serious condition from - : shock,., bruises caused by the negro's- as he beat her before fleeinr^jr; lapidated old automobile.' ,<,i\* Ross was captured by three!-Ca men, John Tidwell, Jim Montgorr and Louise Bassett, aboit-twbjji north ot Sason a few moments^ a the alarm was spread over jtnej.T' community. 'The 'negro's'] autonn wasVtalled and he was taken into today,easily and witnout fight.;,/; Carried to the jail at palrigeirfltid: groups of angry farmers and, 1 ( people .began forming -innnediat The sheriff and his deputies,'a at the,jail after being notifiedr capture and lo«t h'ttle>'tim« hi,* ing-the prisoner and rushlrigv distant jaiL *"*'** Fuily-aoO; yard of the courwbwe.' Bullets Cut Down Acquitted Slayer Machine Gun Squad Executes Of fending Saloon Keeper at Detroit" '"'-,;; DETROIT.-^)—Thirty hours after a coroner's jury, had exonerated! Joe , Rivett, «0-year-old saloon keeper of blame for killing a notorious down / river liquor operator, a machine gun squad opened fire in a Wyandotte sa- /• loon Friday night, killing Rivett and another man and wounding a customer. - | Rivett had arrived' at the saloon of s Charles Tear, 34, five minutes the reprisal squad entered, a volley from,'two machinef( one or two shotguns and Rivett a Tear fell dead."John PeUitier. 40. whp,',S| was standing at the bar, is expect°(l to dies of several wounds in the head and neck. .. Three weeks ago, Rivett beat Joe' Evola to the darw ih what police said was a querral over Rivett's refusaj to sell Evola's beer in his saloon. A coroner's jury found that Rivett had shot in self defense. Steve Messer, bartender in Tear's saloon, who escaped by dropping behind the bar, said' that eithef three or four men comprised Friday night's re T prisal squad. He was certain two of them carried machine guns but was not certain whether there was one or two men armed with shotguns. He said Rivett had time only to reach for hi§ pistol before the shooting was over. Several exploded' shotgun shells and ' seven machine gun bullets were foutjd , by police on the floor. • mam • ' Mena Woman Rescued From Burning House MENA, Ark.-Mrs. Lon Smith, ill in bed was removed safely from a burning house here early Thursday when flames destroyed the residence of J. H. Allen, veteran realtor. Mrs. Smith i sthe wife of a trucker employed on the concrete street paving, and for^ merly lived at Little Rock. She escaped injury from the flames. Allen, who roomed in the same house, also fled in safety, though losing part of his clothing and personel effec s. The fire is said to have started' from a defective flue. Firemen saved adjoining property. Insurance of $800 will partially cover the loss. Student Minister to Preach at Magnolia MAGNOLIA, Ark.-J. A. Youngberg, student minister of Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, lias been invited' to deliver the morning and evening messages to the congregation of the local Methodist Protestant church, The church has not had a regular pastor for several months and every member of the church and other are invited to attend services Sunday, Qc'.cber 8.

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