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Mlt-4 Miy nun* a.»it. at4 • - -..-I* ' Will! IIM MI|CM . ' H«f* ten* . wtih twa mm) MMMHNM fM «v«ry MM in Urt dty. VOLUME 33—NUMBER 24 Hope V v . y,-. ^fUB^ ^1 Star AHtauu »twwt*», ewte* jr nlgM, dondy, \ *'<$ St.r of Hop. found»d l»99t Hop* Dill* (9171 ConiotidilMl ii Hop* Stif, Jinu.qr 18, HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10,1931 AP)—M««n» AwocUted t>r«M. ,NHA)—M«n§ Ncwtpaper Enwrpri«« AMD. PftlCE fa W PRESCOH WRECK No Agents Voted by 1931 Quorum Court, Monday J. P.) Vote 13-11 Against Upholding Municipal Court Allowance of $500 Given County Health Nurse's Work r BUDGET OF $35,000 . . Harmonious Session Features 1931 Meeting of Court Appropriations for both Ihe county demonstration agents and county participation in the Hope Municipal Court, failed at the 1931 session of the Hempstend County Quorum Court at Washington Monday. The county agenjs' work did not come to a vote. County participation in the Municipal Court went down to defeat by a margn of two voles, 13 to 11. Defeat of this joint program, in which the city and county share in the cost .. of maintaining the only lower court in DcRoan township, aroused legal speculation as to what the next step would be. It is understood that support of the munciipal court is made mandatory by law. Budget of $35,785 The justices and County Judge. L. F.. Higgasosn.-flonfjplef.ed' a budget to- talling J3if,785i Whtch'-'was $7,41?" less than finally approved at the same time last year. In the 1930 Quorum Court, a budget of ?45,900 was allowed by the justices, I but included $1,500 for a county form ngent, and $1,200 for an home demonstration agent. Since these items were rejected by the county judge, as in 1929, the actual 1930 budget was $43,200, compared to $85,785 this year. An appropriation of $500 for the county health nurse work was, however allowed. Miss Pauline Mitchell has been in this county for the last year on a trial period on funds advanced by the federal government, depending for future work on co-operation of the county government, as granted monday. Budget In Detail The 1931-32 Quorum Court budget follows: County Courts » 3,000 1,000 11,500 4,000 1,500 2,000 1,000 Justice of the Peace Courts... Circuit and Chancery Courts. Jail Expenses Assessment and Tax Books Records and Stationery Paupers Miscellaneous Courthouse and Jail Tuberculosis Sanatorium Officers' Salaries 6,000 Charity and Hospitals 800 Arkansas Crippled Children's Home I/County Health Nurse " Southwest Arkansas Fair Bounty for capture of stills I. 000 750 21)0 500 235 300 Total $35,785 Whisky Still Bounty A novel feature of this year's court was the appropriation of $300 for rewards to county officers successful in capturing live whisky stills and obtaining the conviction of the operators. A bounty of |10 will be given for the capture of each still, in which conviction is obtained. No vote was taken on the county agent issue. Judge Higgason addressed a statement to the court in which he said that if the next tax collection period showed sufficient revenues he would call the Quorum Court in special session and make a contract for the farm and demonstration agents. J L. Wright, district agent for the State Extension Service, formally represented the state and federal governments in their plea for county cooperation on the farm agents' work. Also present were Miss Elinor McWilliams, 4-H club girl, who made a plea to the court; and Mrs. Harry Shiver, the former Miss Mary Beuch- ley, former home demonstration agent of this county, also appeared. Dr. G. E. Cannon and Mrs. C. S. Lowihorp, represented the two Hope 1 hospitals, in a special plea for support of medical charity work. George W. Ware, director of the Fruit & Truck Experiment Farm, invited the judge and the court to visit his station a,t an early date. Negro Revival Opens Here Tuesday Night A revival service will open Tuesday night at the B. B. Memorial C. M. E. church, to run 10 days, conducted by the Rev. C. C. Edwards, noted negro woman evangelist of Fort Worth, Tex., it was announced Tuesday by ths pastor, luo Rev. G. W. Young. Bulletins WASHINGTON—(#>)—Representative Garner, possible Democratic speaker of the next House of Representatives, said Tuesday that the Democrats hove a full legislative program adequate to meet the situation, ready to present to (ho coming congress. He declined to discuss (he nature of that program. DAINGERFIELD, Texas.—( Deliberating five minutes, a Jury convicted Lee Ross, negro, 30, on a charge of attacking a white woman and sentenced him to death. The death occurred last Friday. Howard, Miller Co. Vote For Agents Fifty Out of the First 65 Counties Reporting Approve Program Although reputed to bo one of the best financially situated counties in the state, Hempstead stod almost alone in her failure Monday to provide for the county agents' work here. Of the first 65 counties reporting to Little Rock Monday .night, 50 approved the county agents' program with appropriations totalling $128,754—an av- erage.r^rnowUhan,$$500 par county. The' agents'/ 1 ! prpfcrtun , carried in Howard county, Hejiipslead's northwestern neighbor who was hit so hard by a bank failure last winter; and in Miller county, west of Hcmpsttad, where the county government has. been reported in a critical financial condition for many months. The following counties gave extension appropriations unanimous ballots: Crittenden, Fulton, Poinsett, Woodruff, Desha, Monroe, Phillips St. Francis, Garland, LaFayette, Miller, Montgomery, Perry. Scott, Lonoke, Prairie and Grant. The remaining counties of the 50 appropriating included: Boone, Carroll, Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Marion. Pope, Searcy, South Sebastian, Van Buran, Clay, Greene, Independence, Izard, Mississippi, Lawrence, Arkansas, Calhoun, Cleveland, Drew, Jefferson, Lee, Lincoln, Columbia, Howard, Ouachita, Polk, Sevier, Union and Madison. Cross, Randolph and Jackson adjourned until today; Bradley county deferred action on appropriations until December 5. The counties having the services of county extension agents which failed to appropriate were: Baxter, Cleburne, Stone, White, Dallas, Saline and Nevada. "Considering conditions as a whole, the general support of extension on the face of Monday's returns of Quorum Courts is most gratifying, and it is a strong endorsement of the work of Arkansas agricultural extension agents, and of the services these workers have rendered the state's farm peopl during th past year, in promoting and furthering the feed and food program," T. Roy Reid, assistant director in charge, said. Score Injured in Ohio Road Riot 50 Automobiles Damaged When Motorists Clash on Trunk Highway PORTSMOUTH, O— (fi>)— A score of persons were injured slightly and 50 automobiles were damaged in a riot on the Atlantic and Pacific highway four miles west of here late Sunday. County officials said the riot started when five men in an old automobile had a breakdown and were unable to stop other motorists to obtain aid Officials said they started throwing rocks through the windshields of automobiles that failed to stop. More than 200 motorists and residents of Stonv Run. where the attack occurred, attacked the men and three of them were apprehended immediately and severely beaten. The other two were arrested Monday. More than 100 automobiles blocked the highway after the shower of rocks had been thrown on about 50 machines, breaking windshields, door r,',, - h'-'Hl'ghts and denting radiators and fenders. Otiicials said one motorist threatened the rock throwers with a knife and another threatened to shoot them. The three men first arrested were »P>C" t.n the hospital ward where they were treated for cuts : and bruises all over their bodies. Hope Vs. Prescott on Local Field at 3 P.M. Wednesday Annual Armistice Day Game Will Bring Big Crowd HOPE TEAM READY AH Local Regulars Expected to Get Into Action Must Have Tickets Hope Hlpfh School authorities announced Tuesday that under no circumstances would any one' be admitted ot the Armistice day tame with Prescott Wednesday I without a ticket. Where the holder's season ticket has been left at home ,he will be required to pay the 75-cent charge at the gate, or will bo barred admittance. Hope has to split tfie proceed at holiday games with the visiting team, and will lose on every season ticket outstanding, the high school announced. Special guards will be posted at the gates" Wednesday to make sure that every admission Is accompanied by a season or a cash ticket. The Hope Bobcats are going through light drills in signals,' pass defense and passing getting ready for their annual Armistice Day clash with the Prescott Curlcy Wolves at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. This is the first afternoon game to be played oh the local field this year as the field is equipped for night football. The Prescott team whcih ha? no lighted field preferred to .play«.inl..the after- noon'and that is' the -teason. Hope stores'shave agreed to close Wednesday starting at 11 o'clock and remain closed all day, The Hope Bobcats and the Curley Wolves have been playing an annual game for years up until 1927 and 1928. In 1929 the Curley Wolves handed the Bobcats a 40 to 0 dubbing, when "Red" Johnson ran roughshod over the locals on their home field. Last year the Cats journeyed to Pres- coot and eked out a 7-0 win over the Wolves for their first win in many years. Although Prescott is doped to win this year the Cats are saying that the dope means nothing when they meet their ancient enemies and they promise to give a good account of thmselves. It is hoped that some of Hope's regular players who have been unable to play in the last few games will be able to play in Wednesday's game. Howe and Harper are improved and may see action. Drake will probably start the game in his old position of guard. Warmack will see action in the tackle hole in this game and Sissell, end, may get in this game. Sissell is a stellar player, playing his end and doing a lot of good work punting for the team. A probable starting lineup is as follows: Pritchett, left end and either Sissell or Berry right end. Womack or Adams left tackle, Jones right tackle. J, D. Jacks right guard and Drake or or Phillips left guard. Chamberlain, center. Brown, quarterback, Rowe and Bacon or Turner and Harper, halfbacks. Mauldin or Hargis, full back. Hope's Pep squad has been practicing and will give the team their usual hearty backing. Hope has one of the best pep squads in the state and have done their part nobly in all the games this year. The Hope Boy's band will assist the pep squad in giving the boys cheer during the game. Additional Firms of Hope Announce Closing Aditional firms who will close Armistice day from 11 a, m. until 6 p. m. Wednesday, are: The Scott Store, Hope Steam Laundry, Keith's Jewelry Store, J. L. Williams & Sons Lumber Co., Lon Sanders Grocery, and Dan Goldbold's Grocery store. Briant's Drug store will observe the closing hour of the drug stores; confectioneries and nev^; stands', by opening again at 11:30, then closing at 2:45 for the football game between the high schools of Hope and Frcscott. The firms mentioned above were not presented with the closing petition of the Legion post until after to late to appear in yesterday's paper. Congressman Given Parole Harry E. Rowbottom, above, will leave Leavenworth penitentiary Nov. 9, as the result of a parole which will take more than three months off his sentence of a year and a day for taking bribes while he was a member of Congress from the first Indiana district. He was convicted of having accepted money for postal appointments. Lewisville Bank Suspects Released Probe of Bank Robbery at Lewisville Is Now at Standstill LEWISVILLE;, Ark.—With Kenneth Knox and Travis, Norwood released as suspects in. the robbery' of the First National Bank here, the investigation being carried on-by the LaFayette county sheriff's department Monday was at a standstill. , Knox and Norwood were released after Mrs. Dave Patton, bank cashitr and the only person in the bank when it was robbed, failed to identify them as the two men who held up and escaped with ?500 in cash two^ weeks ago. Gyp Barton and J. P. Grantham are being held on complicity charges in connection with the bank robbery. Their preliminary hearing has been set for November 21, Urges Cotton For Cement Container J. A. Sulivan Declares Dealers Can Eliminate Paper Bags Texas Seeking Youth Held in Oklahoma IDABEL, Okla. — Haskell Jackson, 17, of Greenville, Pike county, Texas, was given preliminary hearing here Monday on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. Jackson was under a suspended sentence charged with burglary. After violating his parole he was arrested by McCurtain county officers and place din jail at Idabel. The court ordered Jackson hald until ririri"- in -rder that requisition may be obtained. Editor The Star: A few years ago I wrote a letter to the Star, calling their attention to the use of cotton sacks as wrappers for Portand cement. In reading the papers in regards to the low price of cotton the writers are suggesting that we find new uses in order to consume more colon, and 1 believe myself that this is the solution of this problem. But In doing this we should not allow any substitute for that things that we have been constantly using the same for. There was at least twenty cars of cement brought into the town of Hope during the past year; it would take about 10 r bales of cotton to make the sacks. These sacks, or about two-thirds of them, are returned to the mill, and the mills estimate that they will make about three trips. It is some trouble 1'or the dealer to dust out the sacks, tie them in bundles and return them and get 10 cents each for them. This amount is allowed to the man who returns them, and the consumer can buy the cement for less money by returning the sacks. The trouble falls principally upon the dealer and hence he prefers to buy his cement put up in paper bags. We ought to insist on all dealers in this cotton land of the South to buy the cement put up in cotton sacks, thereby assisting the consumption of more cotton. The ccmcft business is increasing more an<j more every year and if this pclicy is carried out by our dealers there is bound to be an increase in the i use of cotton sacks. ! Yours truly, J. A. Sullivan. Nov. 16, 1S31 Hope, Ark. Elks to Hold German Dance Tuesday Night A German dance celebrating Armistice day vvll beigin one minute after midnight Tuesday, at the Elks club hall, the dance committee announced Tuesday. As the Hope-Prescott game is scheduled on the local field Wednesday, a large advance delegation is expected here for the Elks' dance. Leopold to Speak at Annual Session ofC.ofC.Nov.20 Banquet to Precede Hope Membership Drive and Board Election A NOTED ORGANIZER Leopold Chief of Southwestern Division of ,: U.S. Chamber The annual banquet and membership meeting of Hope Chamber of Commerce will be held Friday night, November 20, the board of directors announced Tuesday. The honor guest and 1 speaker will be Joseph F. Leopold, of Dallas, who is southwestern manager of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lieopold is an outstanding business man and has been associated with the United States Chamber of Commerce for a number of years. He is recognized throughout the South as one of the leading authorities on chamber of commerce work and the many problems confronting the business interests at the present time. Every member Of the local chamber of commerce is expected to attend this meeting and hear this address by a nationally known business leader. ' Other features of the program will be short talks by local leaders, the report of the Chamber of Commerce for the past twelve months, and a short entertainment. This meeting marks the beginning of anew year for the local Chamber of Commerce. A new board of directors Will be elected by the membership and from this group a president, two vice- preaidents and'a tre»surer,:win be se- lected'ioi' the -ensuing 'year/ Every member 1 /of the organization-will be given an opportunity to participate in the election of "the'board of directors. The annual membership campaign will begin on Monday following the annual meeting. Berg Kidnapers Send Ransom Notes St. Louis Paper Says Money Demands Made but Family Denies Report ST. LOUIS—(/P)—The Globe-Democrat says it learned Monday night that kidnapers of Alexander Berg, millionaire fur dealer, have been sending notes to his family, but Mrs. Berg again denied receiving and word from her husband since Saturday morning. Berg was abducted last Friday night when two men entered his limousine as it idled in heavy traffic on Lindell boulevard, in the west end. His negro chaufeur, Albert Pike, was ejected' from the machine in St. Louis county. Police said Monday the Berg family and their advisors are conducting their own negotiations for the return of Berg, and are not co-operating with the Police Department. The Globe-Democrat says a note from Berg's captors was left late Sunday night in a roadside mailbox in St. Louis county, by two men in a large car, who sped away at the approach of a deputy constable. The officer, Harry Meyer, refused! to comment. The newspaper says a St. Louis county official, who refused to allow his name to be used, said notes which had been left for the Berg family and which have fallen into the hands of police, made demands for $25,000 ransom. Hope Co-Op Off ice Leads Mid-South One Thousand Members Reported in This District Max Cox's Hope district office was the first in the tri-state territory of the Mid-South co-operative ot qualify in a new membership contest, it was learned Tuesday. The government co-op had offered prizes to district managers who obtained a minimum of 301 new members between October 9 and November 14—and the Hope office reached the dealine firs tout of all the districts in Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri. Mr. Cox has reported 600 new members to date, and has a total of approximately 1,000 members in this district. The Hope office of the Mid-South has handled thus far this season 14,000 baits of cotton. When Fire Threatened Waterfront New York Broker Killed, Mothei Hurt,inSmashi Sidney Loeb Dead. Way Over 67 to Sar Francisco Tuesday: '. BROTHERTsNOtiril _ j, ^'if Car Goes Around Wagor East of Prescott Is Turned Over PRESCOTT-(/PH31dney v iJUofefg j| ploye of E. F. Hutton company, * erage ,firm of New York t" injured fatally, and hip mot! Dahlia Loeb, 60, was hurt as,t tomobile plunged frohl highvt 67 and overturned Tuesday. The Loebs were 'traveling' New York to San Francisco. . „ The accident occured six miles',! of Prescott, as the autorrtobila atteBi "d to pass a wagon on the. highw. The car left the road and turned <' several times. "' ^ Gerald Loeb, brother qf Sidney-/an a partner in the same' brokerage '"*" cern, has been notified of the i dent and was reported to have left? New York by airplane for PrescotfeL, Word that hi; brother had died, wftf| kept from him. Fire that broke out at a Hoboken, N. J., dock was endangering a trans- Atlantic liner, smaller shipping and scores of waterfront structures when this picture was taken of the blaze. While all available apparatus was rushed to the scene ,a heavy pall of smoke was swept over the Hudson toward New York City. The steamer Statendam was towed from her mooring and the fire aboard her extinguished. J. C. Clopton Diesf Is Buried Tuesday ears, Succumbs at the Age of 72 Thirtyfbeclare - Arkansas County Killing Caused by Longstanding Feud J. C. Clopton, 72, died at the family home on East Third street'at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon following an extended illness. He had been a resident of Hope for 30 years. The funeral service is being held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the First Baptist church, with the Rev. W. A. Bowen, pastor, in charge. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. He is survived by one daughter, Lorraine, of this city; two sons, Percy, of Hope, and C. C. Clopton, of Longview, Texas; two brothers, W. W. Clopton, of Corsicana, Texas, and C. S. Clopton of Seattle, Wash. Pallbearers, active: Dewey Hendrix, Ira Halliburton, Garnett Martin, Bertis Rettig, A. .D. Brannon, Sid Bundy. The honorary pallbearers will be the members of E. E, Austin's Bible class. Chinese Advance ManchurianPlan Japan Interested—Would Permit Troops to Act as Police PARIS, France.—(A 1 )—If the League of Nations fails to settle the Manchurian dispute, China will build up her national defense to a point strong enough to withstand' external aggression, Dr. Alfred Sze, Chinese member of the League Council, told the League Tuesday. New Turn of Events TOKYO, Japan—(/P)—A proposal for a complete reorganization of the Manchurian government, made by Eugene Chen, noted Chinese journalist and statesman, Tuesday turned the attention of Japan to China again rather than to Geneva, in the hope of a possible permanent solution to the knotty problem. The proposal, said to have been formulated by the opposition government at Canton, was given to the Japanese consul at Canton by Chen before he left for Shanghai to discuss with Nanking leaders a reorganization of the Nanking Nationalist government. The plan calls for closer co-operation with Japan and the expulsion from Manchuria of "greedy and meddlesome war lords." The Japanese military froccs would ! be allowed to slay in Manchuria and | would bo largely responsible for maintaining peace, together wth ithe ap- i pointing of a high commissioner by I the Central government to take charge I of Manchurian affairs. i ! Memphis Robbers Take ! Collection of Church Of finals Doubt Self-Defense Plea STUTTGART.—The slaying of Timothy Hayes, 50, resident of a White river section east of here, killed Sunday in a shotgun battle with Dugan Mitchell, 23, was declared by officers here Monday to have been the result of a feud of several years. Authorities expressed the opinion that Hayes was not killed in self defense as Mitchell contended when he surrendered to officers. Mitchell, arrested! at Casscoe, 18 miles east of here, on a charge of assault with intent to kill and released under bond late Monday, was charged with murder after Hayes died at a hospital Sunday night, and was placed in jail here Monday. Mitchell, with his two brothers, Jim and John, and their mother, were hunting nuts in a pecan grove at Cook's Lake on property leased by Hayes from John L. Ingram of this city. They were accosted by Hayes who is said to have warned' them several times in the past to. keep off the property. Dugan Mitchell told officers that he shot Hayes in self defense firing two charges from a double-barrel- ed shotgun. Lived as Poor Man to Give Art to Country NEW YORK— (fl>)—John Gellatly who chose to live in reduced circumstances in order that he might give to the nation a $5,000,00 art collection he had spent more than half his life gathering together, is dead. So poor, his wife said, that she will have to borrow money to pay his funeral expenses, Gellatly died of pneumonia at the age of 78. Funeral services will be conducted Monday and the body will be taken Tuesday to Washington for burial in the congressional cemetery. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS : HE6.U.S.PAT.OFF. j MEMPHIS—(fl 3 )—The safe in the of- ; fiee of the Bellevue Baptist church | was looted early Monday of Suni day's collections which church of- ficei"; estimated at between $200 and S150C. A chisel and hajnnier were used , to open the safe. When a womari wants a man V> ! ; rten to reason, sb,e means she wants iiim to listen to her. Strength Shown By Rice ^ Growers in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana Hol for Better Prices . STUTTGART.—The rice mark on new, .BtasngO* ,JKondajK!wiU Fancy Blue Rose'-iJ'iToted at fromthic to three one-eights cents per'pusheljs an advance of a half cent per p6uritFl within the past 10 days and represent-^ ing a basis of from 70 to : 73-,'cSntS' v a i "| bushel, for the variety in the rough'. V? Offers of 65 cents a bushel for Blue'vs; Rose were made here Monday s jected by growers who are taking part in the Arkansas ' holding movement. Buyers said that it was exceptionally hard to purchase rice on a'rlsingr/"' market. . • i Growers in both Louisiana and Tex- J*| as are. refusing TO eenfe a bushel'fort /* Blue Rose, saying that they- will sell .&• when the price level'-'reaches three 3', dollars a bag or 84 'cents a bushel. Top • 'V price for Blue Rose quoted here is 65 ," cents. Early Prolific is selling we}l v above the SO cent mark. 1 Growers here expressed the opinion ' »3/s that reports of war between China, • and Japan will strengthen the market. Draper's Youthful Victim, Oklahoman A. F. Kelso Claims Body as Young Stepson at Idabel Monday, IDABEL, Okla.—The last link in the solution of the Arkansas-Oklahoma boundary triple slaying was believe(V forged here Monday night when A. F, Kelso, of Antlers, Okla., arrived to claim the body of a hertofore unidentified man as htat of Eugene HarrK, his 23-year-old step-son. Although the body still remained in its simple grave at Eagle town where it was buried with that of E. S. Chappell, officers experssed' the opinion there was little room for ooubi concerning the identity. Before he was allowed to view them, Kelso described perfectly the cloth *i Harris was wearing when he left his home on October 18, and the description tallied perfectly with the clothes found at the scene of the slaying. One after another he described' tha articles of clothing as a grev cap, grey shirt, blue duck trousers, black shoes and a black sweater with a yellow collar. Kelso also described his step-son as being five feet, eight inches in height and weighing 167 pounds. The body, which already has been exhumed once, will not be taken from its grave to complete the identification, county officers said Monday night. Kelso will return here Tuesday with a picture of his step-son which will be given to Charles Draper, confessed slayer of the man, Chappell and Jack Cdell, for identification. Kelso explained his delay in coming to Idabel to claim the body by saying that he and his family lived in a remote section of the country about four miles south of Antlers and had received no word of the triple slaying and the subsequent confession of Draper until Sunday. Kelso recalled that his stepson had left home on October 18, while he 904 his wife were away froni home. He said Karri? bad left word with neighbors that he b*4 cayght a (Ccntinued on pace Jj * '"j i;

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