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VOLUME 32--NWBER 28 «r of Hop* founded U99| Hope Dill? Prcw Connelldtrtd U Hap« Sttf, Jinmty 18, H3» HOPE. ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVMBEK 9,1081 ^_ . / . „j.^..'^^_^w.^i_^i^ JJJ -_ J ^^ .. .- — , -_.£^^_.^jjj^kLa^L-^^aij-fak-jij£J^M»iM^^»^^M«aMfa^t»» Ai- Pttu, Hope Merchants to Close Wednesday For Armistice Day American Legion Sponsors Movement on 13th Anniversary TO CLOSE AT 11 A. M. Several Firms, Including Banks, Will Not ' Open Doors Hope places of business are closing Armistice Day, Wednesday, November llth at 11 o'clock; complying with a request made by the Leslie Huddles ton post of the American Legion "in honor of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the world wide cataclysm which ended thirteen years ago on this date. The local Legion post, of which J. L. Stringer is post commander, Is asking the shopcrs of Hope and all southwest Arkansas to make their purchases Tuesday, or before 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, so that no p\ace of business will inconvenience their customers; and so that no patronage will be lost by any firm who has responded to the call of the Legion. Practically every business institution in Hope signed the petition. A vigilance committee will comb the business district to see that the petition is complied with Armistice Day. Drug stores, news stands and confectioneries are opening again, according to the petition, at :30 to close again at 2:45, which is just 15 minutes before trie Hope-Prescott football game starts. These places of business, along with the filling stations, will open again after the ending of the game; Many Close, All pay The Citizens National Bank and the First National Bank ace to remain closed throughout the day Wcd- of the dry goods'"^wreirare*'following sui!;. although the Legion' petltibn asked only that al places of business close at 11 until 6 with the exceptions noted above. V Those who signed the -petition, besides the banks, are as follows: Geo. W. Robison Dept. Store, Patterson's Dept. Store/ D. C. Burr & Co., A. D. Middlebrooks, Rephan's New York Store, J. C. Penney Co., Haynes Bros, M System Store, Darwin Store, Montgomery Ward & Co., Landes Supply Co.j Voung Chevrolet Co., hope Building Macrial Co.. O. K. Berber Shop, McRae Hardware Co., Duffie Hardware Co., Briant Si Co., Ritchie Grocer Co., Arkansas Printing & Stationery Co., White Sc Co., E. P. Stewart, 'Nelson'-Huckins Laundry, Co. Weltman Millinery Co., Gorham & Gosnell, Capital Barber Shop, Walker Sales Co., J. A. Brady Jewelry Store, W. M. Reaves Clothier's, Whatley & Keen, Hope Transfer, Co. Garner's Cleaning Shop, Piggley Wiggley, Waddle Bros., Boswell Bargain Stores, Stcphenson's Grocery, Hempstead County Lumber. Co., Hope Furniture Co., Thco P. -Wit, Hope Retail Lumber Yard, T. R. Billingsley & Co. Monts Seed Store, Lee DeVaughan, City Bakery, Star Barber Shop, J. H. McDaniel, Southwestern Coffee Mills, P. A. Lewis Motor Co., B. R. Hamm Motor Co., Loreco Service Station, Gih Lewis, Lewis & Wilson Gro. & Market, Bundy Service Station, J. L. Anderson, Joe C. Coleman, Broadway Service Station, Cannon Service Station, J. L. Green, Gibson Book & Stationery Co., Hope Auto Co., The Gift Shop, Luck Service- Station, 933 Service Station. Roy Anderson & Co., 556 Service Station, Polk Milinery Co., White Way Barber & Beauty Shop, Ladies Specialty Shop, Peterson's Grocery, R. M. LaGrone & Co., Reed Routon & Co., .Hope Hardware Co., Hall Bros., W. I'. Singleton, Singleton & Co,, Keith's Barber Shop, Moore & Hawthorne, Halliburton Sheet Metal Works, City Barber Shop, Glen L. Williams, A. & P. Grocery, Southern Grain & Produce Co., Cephman's Bargain Store, Marinello Beauty Shop. The following places of business signed to close from 1' a. m. to 1:30 p. m. and from 2:45 until after the football game: Moreland's Hope Confectionery, Cresent Drug Store, Ward & Son, John S. Gibson Drug Co., Jno. P. Cox Drug Co., Webb's News Stand, Jack's News Stand, Joe B. Green, Donalson & Tyner, and the Hope Fruit Co. , Newspaper at DeQueen Helps Farmers 'Swap' DEQUEEN, Ark—Farmers in this community now have thfc opportunity of publishing free of charge, lists of articles they want to exchange for commodities they need. The DeQueen Bee. local newspapr, has inaugurated i- column under the heading of "Swap" in which farmers may advertise products they wish to trade. The opportunity was supplied to the farmers in an "effort to lift the agriculturalist out of his present condition of a surplus of farm products but a need ot certain manufactured arti- clo.s." Baby Inherited Nearly $2,000,000 1932 Expense of Hempstead Co. to Be Fixed Monday Quorum Court Convenes 10 A. M. for Annual S ession RECESSlDATNOON Appropriation Battle Begins in Afternoon Probably the nation's littlest millionaire" is John Mitchell Reynolds 3rd. Shown above with his mother, Mrs. Florence Reynolds, at their home in New York, the 15-months-old child has inherited $1,785,415 from„,a great-grandmother, Mrs. S. Jennie Sorg of Middletown, Ohio. Below is a close-up vTew of 'he very youthful financier. .'.,-, etins I LONDON—(rf>)-iMahatn>B Gandhi told the Associated Press Mon- ilay that the Indian round table conference was doomed to failure and he would sail for Bombay November 29. LITTLE ROCK — (/P)— j'ustlce William F. Klrby of the state supreme court, defeated for rtclcc- tion In 1920, by the late Senator T. H. Caraway. Monday urged the Democratic State Central Committee to nominate Mrs. Caraway to succeed her husband' for his uncxplrcd term. LITTLE ROCK.— (fi>) -The su- premo court took under submission tho case Involving a referendum on the divorce hw, handed down opinions and adjourned out of respect for Senator Caraway Monday morning. Kidnapers'Victim Former Arkansan Alexander Berg, St. Louis, Brother of Well Known Camden Banket CAMDEN — Alexander Bert', St. Loiii>: fur draler who was kidnap- ed Friday night, is a brother of Henry L. Berg of Cfimden, president of the First National bank. Alexander Berg wa;> born and rcornd in Camden, leaving here about 20 years, ago. Much concern for his safety is felt here. Senator Carway Is Buriedlonday Q,. : ' • Entire Delegation of Arkansas Senators and Congressman Attend .— ~ — v * JONESBORO — (fi>)— Simplicity of ceremony, which was caractcristic of the man himself, the body of United States Senator Thaddcus H. Caraway was laid to rest in n litlo cemetery near hero Monday. A brief funeral service Was held at the First Methodist church and the cortege, headed by a company of National Guardsmen moved to the cemetery. Hundreds viewed the body before the service. Delegations of 39113tors and congressmen attended the . funeral, including the entire Arkansas delegation. Additional Givers To Hospital Named Solicitors for Funds Are Meeting With Splendid Success Family Concerned ST. LOUIS—(/I 1 )—Police and friends of Alexander Berg, 57-year-old president of the Hill Fur company here, who was kidnaped Friday evening as he was being driven 'home by his negro chauffeur, still were seeking to find a trace of the abductors and th"'" prisoner Sunday niaht. There were no further developments in w .ie casu Sunday and no further communications to Mrs. Berg, who received a special delivery letter early Saturday morning, mailed at East St. Louis, 111., purporting to have been written by Berg. It instructed Mrs. Berg not to worry, to gc-t money ready to pay ransom for Burg's return, and shaid he expecte dto be back in several days. No amount of money was specified. A report the kidnapers had demanded $100,000 in a letter to a friend of Berg's was denied. Chief of Police Gerk, who is directing an intensive hunt for the kidnap- ed man and his abductors, said the police had come to the conclusion the leter to Mrs. Berg was not written by the fur dealer. Paroled Convict Is Returned in Robbery MALVERN, Ark. — (/P) — Fulton Green, paroled from a life sentence, was returned from California Saturday to answer a charge of robbing Lhu First National Bank here lasl A;>.-ii M of $:«K>0. The second list of those giving to the 193^ Julia Chester hospital was made public Monday by Syd McMuth treasurer of the hospital association. .The list follows: W. H. A. Schncikcr, Plunkett-Jar- icll Gro. Co., Ladies Specialty Shop Ira Halliburton, Geo. Sandefur, G W. Ware, H. E. Luck Moore & Hawthorne, Hope Basket Co., C. F, Erwin Ivory Handle Co., A. D. Middlebrooks Haynes. Bros. Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Miles, Mr. and Mrs: J. L. Myers, Hope Hardware Co. Sidney Stanford, Gorham & Gosnell Ritchie Gro. Co., Lillie Middlebrooks Mrs. C. S. Lowthorp. Huge Road Project Proposed By Norris Federal Program to Aid the Unemployed Is Announced Se ss ion The Editor Speaking— Well, what's the Highway Department going to do about it? Five days have elapsed. There has been a political pow- wowhcre, but no action and no official statement. Now that We've called their hand, is the Highway Department afraid to say who played it? The facts printed on this page last Wednesday about an appointment by a state government that is responsible to the taxpayers and voters, demand either an apology or a justification. What's the matter? Are the boy* in such a panic nobody can talk? . 1931 "Crusoe" The discussion of appropriations to carry on the Hempstead county government during 1932 began at 10 o'clock Monday morning *when th'e Quorum Court met in annual sesisbn at th ecourthouse in Washington. ; . County Judge L. F. Higgason appointed various committees from the attncding justices to retire during the mroning and report back at the afternoon session with recommendations as ;o the amount of money necessary to carry out the separate branches of the county administration through the coming year. Afternoon Session The court reconvened at 1:30 p. m., with the hearing of recommended appropriations, on , which final action would be taken during the afternoon by the justices and the judge. In previous years the county budget has balance dat approximately $40,000. Judge Higgason estimated during the summer, however, that local tax revenues had dropped sufficiently to require a cut of several thousand dollars in the 1932 budget now being drafted. The two principal issues to come before Monday's session of the Quorum Court are county co-operation in the establishment of the Hope Municipal Court, and' posible employment of county, farm and county home demonstration agents. Municipal Court Under ; the terms off the municipal court lay, the county''would sharo In both 4he''expense and the income of this ", tribunal; applying to DeRoan township only. ; . Although there appeared little chance that either county agent's-work would b ereslored at this terrn of the Quorum Court, representatives of the State Extension Service were to appear before the court late Monday afternoon as in past years. . • From El Dorado came reports Monday that County Judge J. G. Ragsdale had recommended a budget discontinuing the agents in Union county, a move said to be necessary to save that county from defaulting on its installment payments on a $700,000 courthouse. The Union county farm agent is Lynn Smith, former Hempstead county agent. United States Cotton Crop Is 16.903,000 Bales Second Largest in History With Arkansas Producing I Largest Yield'Ever Reported—Pickers Favored ' by Ideal Weather Conditions WASHINGTON — (fi>)— Favored by ideal weather, the south is picking a ctjtton crop of 16,903^00 bales, Hhe sejcond largest crop in the history and 61P.OOO above the yield indicated a month ago. 'JThe Department of Agriculture attributed a large share of the increase ,iii the November first report to th fact that the October allowance made fig*' a greater than average potential loss of open cotton, but favorable weather made the losses smaller than anticipated. • Up to November 1, ginnings totaled 12,129,546 bales. The indicated production for Arkansas is 1,860,000 bales which is more than 100,000 bales above the indicated yield a month ago and the largest cfop.in the history of the state'. \ Arkansas ginnings to November 1 totaled 1,036,162 bales. ' > W.C.T.U. Pageant Held Sunday Night Baptist Church Was Filled to Capacity for Occasion > A young peoples service sponsored by the W. C. T. U. rendered a program to a packed house Sunday night at the First Baptist church of this city. Many who came late were turned away on account of there not being even standing room in the church. This program was under the direction of Miss Lurline Moody of Little Rock, who has been connected with the W/C. T. U. organization for the past year. The pageant "The Patriotic Wedding" was presented by the high school students. It was the marriage of Miss 18th amendment and Mr. Patriotic Citizen. Uncle Sam served as the minister. John Barleycorn, the uninvited guest, tried to break up the wedding ceremony, but did not succeed. Uncle Satn requested the officers, Law Enforcement, to arrest the outlaw. John Barleycorn was ushered out of the building and 18th Amendment and Patriotic Citizen were united in the sacred bonds of national wedlock. Preceding the ceremony, Miss Martha Winburn sang "I Ecve You Truly." The wedding party marched in to the music "America the Beautiful,'" The main characters in the pageant were: Helen K. Can- Red Cross Quota Raised byB.&P.W. People of Hope Urged to Subscribe Liberally to This Fund The American Red Cross is in action. The annual campaign for mem- ebrships is'now under way and every business house and residence in Hope will be visited within the next few days. If you are inadvertently overlooked, do not fail your duty, but call some member of the "American Legion or the Business & Professional Wom,-' Vf -^iii! -* . *•»•<;,**., »»i^.% ••^WHwtwi ifcr,.-'' '*v.*. ens'Club, and tell them your .membership dues are ready. Six weeks ago a representative ,of the American Red' Cross was in Hope and appointed Ralph Routon general chairman of the campaign. They visited the American Legion and the Business & Professional Women's Club, asking that they sponsor the drive. .They agreed to do so. Miss Mary Jones was appointed chairman within the B. & P. W Club and reports that every member .has paid their dues and the quota of that organization has not only gone over the top, but has advanced yet further, for their allotment has been oversubscribed. This is a record of which any group may well be proud. ( It now remains for the citizenship of Hope to follow this lead. Have your money ready for the solicitors, and give as freely as this community received last year when "the 'great mother of humanity" spent more than $19,000 in cash in this county in drouth relief work. Twice within a decade has Hempstead' county been the beneficiary of assistance from the American Red Cross in times of stress. They never had to wait to raise funds before coming ot the aid of our sufferers. Their coffers were supplied as the result of just such drives as the one now under way, but they must be replenished from time to time if they are to be prepared to meet the needs of humankind'. You and your dollar are the motive power which activates the kindly impulses of this great organization. Don't wait to be asked to give. Give, and give freely. During the World war we were told to give until it hurt. Now, we ask you to give until you feel good. Many would have gone to bed hungry last winter had it not been for the minsitrations of the American Red Cross. Do without a meal pr two, or more andvpre-vitlesas or some of the luxuries you daily enjoy this year. It will only begin to balance your account for what was done for you and your neighbor when outside aid was rendered. Make this a Golden Jubilee indeed. Chief Justice Hughes says: "The American Red Cross represents the united voluntary effort of the American people in the ministry erf mercy. It. is the best and' most effective expression of the American heart." Give and alleviate the sufferings Cannon Appears In Federal Court Denies Anti-Lottery Law Charges in New Mexico f i rion. who was Miss 18th Amendment; O f others and make your own heart WASHINGTON.—(/Pj—A three billion dollar fe4eral road program was proposed Monday by Senator Norris of Nebraska, leader of the Republican Independents to meet unemployment. The Nebraska!! would raise funds by long term bond issues and pay off these rjy an increased higher bracket of income taxes. He proposes a gigantic pvogram in- s!(.'t":l pf ulr-irity bul says if charity is mc-.-.'-iiiry the government should meet Colburn Aubrey, Mr. Patriotic Citizen: Taylor Alexander, Uncle Sam; Edward Bader, John Barleycorn. A prize was offered to the grammar school room having the most mothers and fathers present at the service. The third grade at Paisley school won the prize. Mrs. Theo Witt is the teacher. Miss Moody presented a picture "The Lone Wolf" to the group Monday morning. Another prize was given to the boy and girl in Hope who talked to the most cigarette stubs. Each boy and glad. Prison to Lose Its Zoo Since 'Keepers' Are Gone RALEIGH, N. C.-(/P)-The state pirosn here lost two of its long term prisoners and now is going to lose i's zoo because it has no one interested in the animals. The zoo, containing a bear, a collcc- „«, __„ .. lion of wildcats, foxas and dogs, used girl was asked to put his right foot on ! to be a big attraction for those who the stub and say "Mr. Cigarette, I'm your master, you're not mine." These visited the prison. It was cared for by Otto Wood an J SANTE FE, N. M.^-(/P)—State Representative Curtis Cannon, of Hope Ark., appeared here-Monday to deny federal charges that he participated in the Saratoga Sweepstakes Lottery in violation of the federal anti-lottery law. '' : '•.'• ."' " ; ' • .''•' : " "I am not guilty and vrtll fight to the last ditch;?.sCanhon.said," "The g«Vetom«rt-hia-ri» witrieses againi me and J will sees this thing through.' He had not ob'taiiicd ah 'attorney but said he would ask, dismissal oi his case Tuesday. "If that fails," Cannon raid, "I will ask severance of my case from thai of the other defendants. The reason I failed to put in an earlier appearance here was that I was notified thai my bond would hold good until November 10, Tuesday, without coming to Santa Fe to enter a plea." United States District Attorney Hugh Woodward announced! last Friday that ho had telegraphed Cannon's bondsmen to produce him or his bond would be forfeited. Cannon brought with him the order of federal court relating to the November 10th appearance. He said he had been erroneously placed in the light of a fugitive. He said, I have no need to run. I wil! exonerate myself within a few days.' Kiwanis in Favor of County Agent Local Club Sends Delegation to Quorum Court Monday The Quorum Court, which meeti this Monday in Washington, is to be asked by the Hope Kiwanis Club, to make every effor^ to find appropriations for employing a county agent and county home demonstration agent even if other departments are to be neglected to make up for the cost, according to plans of this civic club a their last meeting, Friday night at the Capitol Hotel. John P. Cox, Dewey Hendrix anc Dr. A. J. Neighbors were instructed by the club to meet with the Quorum Court, and present before them some of the urgent needs for this werk during the coming year. According to the resolution, passed by the club these needs arose out of the law lim iting the planting of cotton, and th 1 inexperience of many of our farmers in planting other crops; the need o expert produce marketing advice, anc in dairy farming; and the importance of 4H club work, which was abandon ed with the discountinuance if the county agents some months ago.. The Kiwanis Club meeting date has been changed to 6:45 Friday evenings, in place of Thursday. Meetings will be held at the Capitol hotel. Mayor John P. Vesey was a guest of the club. Dr. F. W. Pickell, who has just joined the club, is to be initiated at the next meeting Friday night. After six months on a tiny island ,h the Pacific, Gordon Brawner,'above of Springfield, 111:, and two companions were rescued and taken to Panama on a United States gunboat Brawner and his companions w«re cast on Cocos Island when their yawl was wrecked in a storm, and lived on fish and coconuts. Lone Highwa Company of < Gardiner Has Next pveinNavalTilt President Waits for Him to Publicly Apologize > f or Misstatements , WASHINGTON.- (ff) -The next move in- the: controversy over President Hoover's naval policy is up to the man'who started, it. The capital Sunday was digesting the unanimous and voluminous I report of the Hoover five-man com- ^mittee which held William Howard' Gardiner, president of the navy league, had uttered "many inaccuracies, f^alse assumptions* and erron*ou*>con- clusions" in his blast against the administration. . ' ., Representative French of Idaho: was the first to give his enthusiastic endorsement of the report. The president in silence is waiting for Gardiner to make a "public roc- rection of his misstatements and. an apology" for criticism of the president including the now well known "abysmal ignorance" phrase. Gardiner, in New York, has indicated he will study his report closely before saying anything. Friends of his here, unwilling to be quoted, doubted' any apology would beforthcoming. Their attitude did not indicate that the Hoover committee report would be the last word. The strictly political section >of the capital kept silent too. Many leaders in congress, regardless of party or naval policy, have shown a belief that the entire controversy has been a mistake—an incident which should never have happened. Doubtless some ol them may refer to it in the naval debates later on. But now they have other irons in the fire, more pressing issues to attend to.. Representative French, first exception in congressional ranks denocnced Gardiner's attack on the president as "malicious." Chairman for the past eight years of the naval appropriation subcommittee of the house, French spoke the day after his retourn from the disarmament discussions at Geneva. "No one can read the statement of Mr. Gardiner forrfhe navy league and the report of the committee of which Mr, Hammond was chairman without realizing that Mr. Gardiner and his associates deserve the excoriation that they received," said French. Should Gard'iner refuse to apologize, he doubtless would consult with the executive committee which gave him a 7 to 1 vote of confidence in the controversy. ThSt vate came an hour before the Hoover committee, composed of John Hays Hammond, chairman; Admiral Hugh Rodman, retired; Eliot Wadsworth, of Boston; Undersecretary Castle and' Assistant Secretary Jahncke, started work. The league committee might reconsider its previous action, but it had one indirect reference to the Hoover investigation in its statement then. It volunteered its own records to any impartial group that would throw "much needed light" on the present naval policy. As it met it encountered the already formed' general opinion that the Hoover group would describe as false much that Gardiner had said. Open Safe of Pi IS TlEff BY~i'Al| ^ ^*kt - • • • ^.*'' Car Stolen dence Beli * by Same J-MI.M.M •• , A lone highwayman ,' held; robbed the Standard Oil o here early Monday and eactp $126 in cash.Vlhe robbery about 7 o'clock^ , -A ^',\. Clifford Franks, truck., ,di employe of the company 1 /' the off ice'and gone to a" fan by for his truck when he; proached by the bandit,,S point of a pistol, relieved $12. His personal money. HP then forced Frahjei the?otfice and open a safe ,. secured $114 hi cash < and "&. check. 'After getting the bound Frank's hands behi forced him Urlie d6wn'on>'t He then tied Franks 'to'* "i and escaped^ ,'' -\' '•>• Franks was released a few later by F. R. Johnson, localv , ager of the Standard company,.wj arrived at the office, soon- after, ' robbery occurred. % * The bandit was a young man 25 years old, unmasked and suit of blue overalls'. ' " ^ Car b Stolen ' • $" prizes were won by Douglas Cole of! Bill Campb'il, both of whom were O«lesby school, who talked to 746; doing life f^r murder. Wood escaped cigarette stubs, and Frances Yocuni of and was shot down in an effort to re- Ptiiiilvy. who talked to 543 cigarette capture him. Campbell is fighting for stub*. , life in u. sanitarium. , Salaries of Officials Reduced at DeQueen DEQUEEN, Ark.—Salaries of city officials were cut and the night mar- shall was suspended by order of a recent meeting of the city council. f"sinp'« men of the city have hired the night marshal to continue bis al toil's salaiy will be paid by public subscription. •mmmt- Cowboy Co-eds Play Hockey STILLWATER, Okla.— (/P)-Co-eds at Oklahoma A. &> ' M. college inaugurated a school hockey tourney this iall, with each class entering a team. Daily workouts were held in preparation. llluii Tackle 'Ancient- CHAMPAIGN, 111.—W)-The boys went poetic when they nicknamec Scott Marriner, sophomore lllioj tackle. They called him "Ancient," Scott is a brother of Les Marviner, Illinois tackle of three years ago. , Shortly after the, r truck} was f reported r front of" the rhonw* of, thorne, on North -Hervey Officers believe -the responsible, tive Had been fourio,,•«,»,«.<=,. which is the, property of JMoS Hawthorne market wtt found|«.— _,, K doned by a posse of officers and r citi-j zens at Gunter Hill, nine miles 'we" of Hope on the old Fulton highway) Citizens along the road' <<; " " truck was driven by a wU.,,,__--, ^ although an accurate description^ <f the driver could not be learned, \he f i|| thought however,'to be v the same man J who robbed the Standard station. ]&$ A posse of officers and citizens have^i been stationed in", the vacinity\ofj Gunter Hill and all roads are beingy guarded. It is expected by,local of-;, ficers that the man will be captured^ before Monday night. Cruelty To Child Stirs Prosecut^ 20-Year Prison Twnw'Ai^h Facing Washington Paper Hanger and Wife - . WASSHINGTON.—lister N. Ritey, Washington paper hanger, and the stepmother he provided for his three children are slated for a 20 year term in the penitentiary as a penalty for. their four-year incarceration of hj$ ' 13-year-old daughter, Edith, in a dark,. closet, District Attorney; Leo P. Rover , who put the inhuman cruelty case before the grand Jury, said Sunday. "If the grand jury finds that the cruelty was practiced in the case of a mentally deficient child, the indict* ment may call for a 20«year punish* ment and' the Riley's own explanation' of the extraordinary treatment of the child seems to convict them," said ' Rover after the grand jurors talked,' with the maltreated girl at the Gol 7 linger hospital, v Scarcely able to see as a result pf her long sojourn in the darkened closet—her only home for four years-' and barely able to tlak after her four years away from human contracts, the frightened child' cowered before thp members of .the grand jury. Their questions elicited nothing but sobs from her. That trip to the hospital was made to aid the grand jurors in determining the mental state of the youngster. Such treatment for a normal child calls for only three years imprisonment for the parents if they are found guilty. Questioning of. little Edith disclosed^ that during the pa.st three years there was just one occasion on which she was permitted the luxury of a walk out in the air and sunshine. Her 12- year-old brother, Francis, told how he used to smuggle food to his unfortunate sister who was consigned to a, closet when she should have gone to a hospital. The grand jurors also were shown » photograph which showed' the emac^- ated Edith to have been a strong sturdy child at the age of four when her father acquired his second wife. The second Ifrs. Rttey had cited the child's lack of control aj justification, of her incarceration,

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