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^r^^^AW VOLUME 33—MUMSfiR 25 ' t*u el Hop* founded U99| Mot* Dill* Pr«tt Coniolldtttd »« Mop* Star, jtndity 18, 192f HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11,1&31 DAWES AP)—M.ih* AwacUttd ffeM. . „ ,XfiA)—Melrt. N.w»p.p«* BftttrpftMf AlH% , "-'-'. *« r g^_H^_|_ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^j^^^^ Negro Sentenced to Die For Attack at Danger! ield, Texas Barney Lee Ross Doomed for Assaulting White Woman Last Week JURY OUT 5 MINUTES Rangers Join Officers Standing Guard for Quick Trial DANGERFIELD, Tex.—The unwritten law of the South was upheld here Tuesday morning when a jury in Morris county district court deliberated scarcely five minutes to find Barney Lee Ross, 23, negro, guilty of criminally assaulting a white woman and sentenced him to die in the electric chair December 18. A packed courtroom stood breathlessly still while the verdict of the jury was read, and when it was learned that the negro has received the traditional punishment of the South, somber-faced farmers and townsmen filed quietly out to the courtyard. Nearly a score of visiting officers and six Texas rangers, headed by Captain Tom Hickman, here' to avert if possible threatened mob violence, Were unnecessary. Ross, surroundd by officers, stood motionless while jury foreman slowly read the verdict of guilty. He showed no emotion, sitting back down and wailing apparently calmly while the courtroom was cleared, - -"-Negro Marched to Jail /^pfjtfg&stgWWd.aOKf' tfif&ppcnred, the negro was shackled to two officers and marched to his cell in the Morris county jail. Sheriff J. B. Ponder said he would be held'there for two days and then removed to the penitentiary at Huntsvllle, where Be will be placed In the death house.to await execu- Mrs7*Henry''HaTfe ( °45^«u>ofd farm woman, opened the states' case'against' Ross with a brief relation from the witness stand of an assault upon her by a negro, who she identified as Ross. The assault occured in Mrs. Nanse's home near Cason, near here, at noon Friday. Ross was captured by three citizens a short distance north of the Manse home and brought to the county jail here. A rapidly forming mob outside the jail prompted Sheriff Ponder and his deputies to spirit Ross out of the county. He was lodged in the Greenville jail. County Attorney G. C. Harris, of Hunt county, Greenville, read a confession which ho said was taken from Ross shortly after his arrival at Greenville, in which the negro admitted the crime and described it perfectly. D. R. Bubcr, Daingcrfield phsician, testified to bruises found on the body of Mrs. Nansc when he was called to her home to attend her following the attack. ' Half Hour of Testimony The ttstimoriy of the only three witnesses lasted little more than half an hour. Judge R. T. Wilkinson read a brief charge to the jury in which he ' instructed jurors concerning the law governing such offenses, and the jury retirtd. Kive minutes inter the guilty verdict was returned. Officials said the trial was one of the speediest ever conducted in Morris county. Only five days elapsed fro mthe ttwe of the crime until the conviction, the negro having foaen indicted, fiiven a preliminary hearing and brought to trial. Capitol Gets Its Face Washed Don't be alarmed—you won't^be taxed to pay for a new national capitol. The historic structure' didn't take? fire, as this photo might indicate. Washington firemen simply were giving the building a bath in preparation for the next Congress session. Officers Seeking Man Who Vanished Plane Promoter Leaves Home Suddenly in Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Mo.-(/p)-The disappearance of Thad G. Landon, 25- year-old airplane promoter, puzzled police Tuesday bu tthey said they probably would drop the case unless new developments arise. Landon disappeared' Saturday morning while he was downtown presumably on a business errand connected with the opening of a new Kansas City-St. Louis air line. Sunday, while his father, Thad D. Landon, was conducting a search, he received his son's billfold and note by special delivery mail. He refused to disclose the contents of the note which came in a wrapper postmarked at Dallas. B. H. Thurman, chief of detectives, said Judge Landon and the promoter's wife, did not appear unduly apprehensive iver his absence. After an interview with Landon, Detectives Lieutenant E. L. Nelson and Sergeant T. J. Wiggins intimated they were not acting on akidnaping theory and prob- abiy would inake no further inquiries in the case. Official opening of the Landon line was scheduled for Monday morning, but was pos'poned when Landon failed to appear at the Kansas, City airport. Railroad Ordered ToPayProfitTax B. L. & A. S. Expected to Protest Payment of $15,152 Demanded BLYTHEVILLE—The payment of 153JB for,.«pcesw;prq.Uts tax, was ordered of the WtKevflleV Leachville & Arkansas Southern railroad by the Interstate Commerce '.Commission Tuesday according to,information received here. The tax is from March 1, 1920, through 1924. At that time the railroad operated under 1 , the federal railroad administration and was the property of the Chicago Mill and Lumber Corporation. It is now part of the St. Louis Southwestern System. The railroad is expected to file a protest within 40 days. Crawford County Farmer Ends Life Cecil Dickerson of Near Rudy Shoots Self With Small Caliber Rifle Strenuous Times Confront Hoover VAN BUREN—Cecil Dickerson, aged about 50, farmer residing about two miles north of Rudy, 11 miles northeast of Van Buren, committted suicide early Tuesday afternoon by shooting himself through the left temple with a .22 caliber rifle. His body was found in an old house about half a mile from his home, a few hours after the shooting, by his wife, who had become uneasy about her Husband when he failed to reutrn. He left the house about noon, telling his wife he was going to shoot a hog. Sheriff A. D. Maxey and Dr. John M, Stewart, coroner, investigated. The coroner returned a vrcdict of suicide. The case being too evident to make a jury necessary. Worry over financial difficulties was given as the cause. Dickerson was well known in the Rudy district. He is survived by his wife and several children. FLAPPER FAWNY SAYS ; BEO. U.S. PAT. Off. A lively ivuiiug so often bus deadly President Considers Preparation of Budget Message Important WASHINGTON M^P)— Thrc c busy weeks lie ahead ! 'of President Hoover. He must pen two vital messages to Congress,'one dealing with the government's finances and the other making recommendations for general legislation. Two Tariff Commission posts and one Farm Board vacancy must be filled and men must be selected for 10 or 15 places in the federal judiciary. The president told newspapermen about these things Tuesday in the executive offices. Overshadowing other considerations in hte weeks ahead, the president said is the preparation of his budget message. Usually considered secondary to his annual message, he now regards it as predominant because of the "emergency measures to be presented for action," An important consideration is the question of the administration's stand on higher taxes. By the timo Congress gathers December 7. Mr. Hoover expects to have decided. He has withheld his views up to now as to the best method of stemming the rift of increasing millions between federal receipts and expenditures. The president said he would consult even more often now with clpart- mental heads, seeking their views as to what measures will be recommended to Congress. ' 13 Persons Held in Berg Kidnaping St Louis Police Arrest Seven; Six Taken Into Custody in Chicago ST. LOUIS— (/I'j-Lacking definite clues, police Tuesday night still were seeking Alexander Berg, wealthy St. Louis fur executive, who was kidnap- ed last Friday evening, and pinning some hope of finding his abductors, or the millionaire, on the arest of suspects here and in Chicago. Berg was kidnaped by two gunmen as he was being driven to his fashionable apartment in his limousine. Working without co-operation of Berg's relatives and friends, who are said to have received additional communications from the kidnapers, po lice arrested seven persons here for questionin, oie a woman. Six other suspects were held in Chicago for St. Louis dtectives to interrogate. One of those taken in custody here was Herman Tipton, leader of the Cuckoo gang of St. Louis. He went to police headquarters Tuesday to disclaim knowledge of the crime after being mentioned as a suspect. Tipton was released later and police said there was nothing new on the case. Names of the other St. Louis persons arrested are withheld. Among the six Chicago suspects was Lawrence Mangano, head of the West Side Capone syndicate, and Louis Spinelli. The Chicago suspects were arrested at the request of St. Louis police by agents of Chicago's "Secret Six" on a tpi from a similar secret St. Louis anti-crime organization. Reports as to the amount of ran- scm demanded by Berg's kidnapers v riid I'l'om $-5.000 to $100.00. Armistice Signing War's Headlight for Gen. Pershing U. S. Commander Recall* Peace Order on 13th Anniversary HALE AND HEARTY At 71, This Great Man Hale and Hearty and Finds Life Zestful WASHINGTON Up)—Thirteen years ago today Gen. John J. Pcrshlhg 1 dispatched 29 words from Chaumont, France, to Washington. They-read: "Headquarters American Experition- ary Forces, November 11 (morriirig). In accordance with the terms' of the Armistice hostilities on the front of the American Armies were suspended at 11 o'clock, morning." Behind these terse communique lay the most thrilling moment the leaders of more than 2.000,000 soldiers exper'- ienced during 'the World War—that of realizing the job was done, the climax of the nations' greatest military conflict was reached and victory was won, ' In mufti today General Pershing difficulty recalls his own experiences on that first Armistice day. Only his close friends have heard how he himself picked up a telephone in a French chateau, on that November day break,; and personally relayed the command that hushed the gun- thunder of half a million soldiers. Hale and Harty As Gen. John J. Pershing,'retired, this still stalwart commander sits at a desk in a spacious room near that in which he made his plans for his greatest adventure. His manners and his speech are" as meticulous as his dress. His civilian attire is of military trimnessi At 71 ho looks as i£ he finds l\fe zestful.,- vHls powerful -figure has more 'flesh than'when he came back, but is still of .athletic mould. His somewhat pale face accents the sparkle of his blue- grey eye, and the strong square lines of his jaw. Turning Back the Years No doubt the general's backward glance will rest, at some time today, on that morning at Chaumont, in 1918. On the night of November 10, he was informed he would "receive word" the next day. He waited in the chateau that was his headquarters, 150 miles from Paris within easy communication with the two American armies that were driving the Germans back as though they were unhinged bars of a big triangle. At 6 o'clock the next morning General Pershing was called by his liaison officer, who had brought the word from Marshal Foch's headquarters. The Armistice had been signed an hour earlier, the last article first in order to facilitate cessation of battle. General Pershing walked to a telephone and made two calls, giving the momentous command to cease firing at 11 a. m: to each American Army headquarters. Thence the order traveled by telephone to corps headquarters, down the military stations to brigade, to regimental headquarters, on to the advancing doughboys. His Biggest Moment Once when French journalists asked General Pershing to name the most poignant moment during the war, he reflected, then replied: 'It was when the Armistice was signed. It was then we knew that victory was ours and that our dead had not died in vain." Will Seek Early Triahrf Philpot Court Order Committing Him to State Hospital to Be Appealed PINE BLUFF.—The filing Tuesday by attorneys of an appeal from the -ounty and Probate Court of the commitment to the state Hospital for Nervous Diseases of former County Judge C. M. Philpot was taken as an indication that an early trial of the former jurist, who shot and fatally wounded former Congressman Chester W. Taylor on July 17, will be sought. The appeal was filed Tuesday by W. B. Sorrels, attorney, and immediately was granted by County Judge il. H. Williams. A transcript was filed in Circuit Court after the appeal was granted. The grand jury • which investigated the case shortly after the shooting returned an indictment charging Philpot with murder, and the bench warrant on the indictment in the hands of Sheriff Garland Brewster, who has notified hospital officials that in case of Philpot's release, he is to be turned over to the sheriff here. If the higher cour tfinds that the County and Probate Court erred in adjuapiiig F'hilpot insane and committing him to the slate hospital Thirteen Years Ago They Would Have Been Enemies Reminiscent somehow .isn't it, at a time when thoughts go back thirteen years to the World War? .... These are typical scenes in Republican Germany's new army . . , . upper left, signing the pay book .... upper right, cavalry rookies getting new issue clothing lower left, the German version of fatigue duty .... and lower Tight, a company kitchen, with the men "coming and getting it." ',',., ' Committee Waits ^pHepfeall To C o n s i d e r Senatorial Nomination After Governor Fixes Date LITTLE ROCK.—Lamar Williamson of Monticello, chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee, announced Tuesday that he will not call a meeting of the committee to consider the nomination of a candidate to fill the unexpired term of the late Senator Thaddeus H. Caraway until after Governor Parnell issues a call for a special election. The governor is with a deer hunting party in southeast Arkansas and is not expected to return to his office before Thursday, all state offices being closed Wednesday in observance of Armistice Day. No word has been received from the governor as to when he will call the election, or as to what attitude he will take toward the sentiment in favor of awarding Mrs. Caraway the nomination for the unexpired term, which will end in March, 1933. Agricultural Outlook Q Is Studied at Parley egates. .representing 13, southern states and .ngnecJes of the federal government opened- the second annual southern agricultural outlook conference here Tuesday. Carl Williams of the federal farm board made an address at a luncheon of the delegates. The sessions arc executive. , The four-day conference will discuss the agriculture situation in its various phases with a view of presenting to southern farmers information concerning next year's outlook and rains for their guidance in the planting of next year's crops. Girl, 17, and Two Boys Kill Selves Tragedies in Texas Community Unrelated, So Far as Is Known ELKHART, Anderson county, Tex.— 7P)—The suicide of a girl and two ioys, almost coincident as to time but acking evidence of any connection in notives puzzled their families and friends. The dead: Ernest Miller Jr., 16. senior student and football player at Elkhart High School. Doris McCann, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McCann, who live on i farm three miles south of Elkhart. B. Clyde Kcnedy, 19, native of Elk- iiart. who had Ijved for the last year in Oakwood, 14 miles distant. The three were only slightly acquainted, relatives and friends said. Kennedy, who operated an ice substation at Oakwood, was found dead from poison in his hotel room there j at 3 p. m. Tuesday. i He left a note saying, "goodby and ! [ood luck io my family and friends— i Clyde." ! Miss McCann, after a visit to the , ligh school Monday morning, bought' poison at a drug store on the pre- i icxt it was to be used in killing cats. She went home and drank it and died without revealing her motive. Miller left school when classes were over yesterday, but did not return to iis home until 7 p. m. Not long afterward he shot himself through the iiead. In a farewell note to his parents he said, "it's better for me to die now than to disappoint you in life." A schoolmate said Earnest told him Saturday t'-nt if he was not graduated from school next serins he wouli ^ kill himself. i Bensberg to Open Music Store Here Fine Pianos to Be Handled at Second and Walnut Streets The Bensberg Music Company will open a general music store in Hope about Friday, November 20, E. J. Bensberg, well known Arkansas mercantile operator, announced here Wednesday. The Bensberg store will be located in the Belts Estate building at Second and Walnut streets, opposite the postoffice. Mr. Bensberg was in business for many years at Camden and El Dorado. Bensberg Music company is the successor to the former Bensberg Music Shops, which operated in seven Southwest Arkansas cities and towns. The firm went into bankruptcy early this year, and the new company took over much of the stock. Five of the stores have been closed, and part of the bankrupt stock is being moved to the new Hope store, to be sold at bargain prices, Mr. Bensberg said. A complete line of new musical merchandise has been ordered, and will be unloaded in Hope soon. It will include phonographs, sheet music and radios. Bensberg's will handle such well known pianos as Mason^Hamlin, Checkering, Story & Clark, and others. Friendship School Building Is Sold Claud Rowland Purchases Structure From District School Board The school building at Friendship, between McCaskill and Blevins, which was not used" this year on account of the school consolidation in that section } has been sold by the board to Claud Rowland of near McCaskiirw.ho will wreck the building and use the material for the construction of a dwelling. 'Mr. Rowland began Monday morning to tear down the building, which has been a toinm,u-uty educutio-ial b- ca'.ion Ccr a cumber of years. Jack Howard Is Held as Vagrant U.S,Am Ordered to A| Conference Moi The Manchurian Qi Causes Anxiety •_! _ ' League of Nations SUPPORT IS ASSl league Leaders FWl ^ .' Have Full Support e United State.^ WASHINGTON.^- (/P) -Ainb^ 1 Charles CJyDaV " been ordered to .«*,»,*, caw***** ings of tt«"League%f Nations^. on the Manchurian question/fc ning next Monday. ^ *, •,, f <•$ Secretary Stlmson *aid while! might not find it necessary tojp „ pate he would be in a positiort.to'j fer with the r nations. , j H t - w ' Anxloui Times fVsf GENEVA.-(flV-Armistice; Daf 4 the League of Nations, victor, in maj minor disputes, engaged in a'Vetted] death struggle with the war, " in Manchuria. ' ' -S^f, Thirteen years after the Wqrl ended the Sino-Japanese, .eonl threatening "tiie world with'i marital convulsion. < > ' 4 Til meet this threat the 1 making a* supreme effort to peace. League leaders belitve the have the full moral support,-ofSr United States, v Success or failure of will be fateful for internatfohi curity, the 1932 disarmament! c ence and the whole world'struct conciliation and tranquility, r. Geneva regards,the appH anniversary with'a profou > the" gravity of tne-ritua't iichurian v ; crisis '"Kat "-- Man Who Killed Noted Outlaw Is Arrested at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK.—(/f)-Jack Howard, slayer of Tom Slaughter and companion of the notorious outlaw in a sensational break from the state penitentiary, had another arrest added to his long list Tuesday when he was lodged in jail on a vagrancy charge and for investigation of the ownership of an automobile he was driving. He finished a prison sentence last spring and shortly afterward:was sentenced to two years imprisonment on a burglary charge. He is under bond pending outcome of an appeal to the supreme court. Howard shot and killed Slaughter while the latter was asleep after they had escaped from the penitentiary. Report of Death Proves Hoax Rosa Mancuso»Surprises Mourners by Arriving at Lake Charles, La, LAKE CHARLES, La.-(>P)-Miss Rosa Mancuso stepped off a train from Little Rock Tuesday afternoon to be greeted by relatives, friends and a funeral director. They had expected :o escort her body to a church for 'uneral services after the family received a telegnam signed "Mrs. R. F. 2ook," telling of Miss Mancuso's death. Numerous floral tributes filled the lome here of her sister, Mrs. Joe Ver- adamo, who said that a second tele- ;ram from Mrs. Cook requesting $50 or funeral arrangements at Little tock had been complied with. Mrs. Vergadamo said her sister, who lad not been well, had been visiting he R. F. 'Cook family. She said she would have the sjieriff here investigate. LITTLE ROCK—North Little Rock police went to 205 South Olive street Tuesday night looking for Mrs. R. F. Cook, but found that she had moved. Neighbors could no.t tell them her new address. One neighbor said she remembered a woman visiting at the Cook home last week. She was cer- tan the visitor was from Lake Charles, La., and said her first name was Rosa. Detective Lawrence made the investigation. Both Sides Rest in Galveston Death Case CORPUS QHflJSTI, Tex.-(^)-Both state and defense had rested Tuesday night in the trjj|l of V. Don Cwlis, accused slayer of Alfred SteinJ»ch, tO. cf Cleveland, QMo. The league Ihnnu»>*«>u p «. November 16, when the'co rene wits deliberations in, prospect is far from' hope—, ,_,_ choly satisfaction is derived from; fact that the issue is so clearly," i* 1 -* that the council must take some — right action if Japan'continues to ject its measures for,mediation. • J ".* One Bay of Hope The darkness is pierced only by . , hopeful. ray—that produced by /„ welcome 40 nations gave to anothi Armistice-rthe armaments truce. TJhf governments have expressed th 1 wish to maintain the present level , armaments forj one year, and this;;,; considered no mean accompllshmeij^ But the truce is a dubious thing,uij% der present circumstances, for a" au * great powers have accepted it reservations. 'Japan's condition that all her neighbors accept it, has not accepted and is not likely Americas' adherence is dependent Ujp-J on Japan's. Japan's upon China, >at»d. the situation remains vagus and. ,111$ satisfactory. l t i*>, The scheduled disarmament confer^ ence is under a heavy cloud, The atmosphere is most unfavorable fpr_ ann? retrenchment so long as warlike, tivities continue in Manchuria. With less than three months i ing until the convening date, t tion of the conference's president is uncertain despite the declaration of. former Foreign Minister Arthur Hen-s derson of Great Britain that he Will ( take the chair. The anxious hope is expressed hi in- ternation circles that President Hooy* er will make some strong announce^- ment supporting world security and disarmament. Marked Bill Leads, To Liquor Arrest, Jack Cornelius Is Held to the Grand Jury for Possession A marked $1 bill was used as evidence in municipal court Tuesday tp hold Jack C. Cornelius to the Hemp^ stead county grand jury on a charge of possessing .whisky for sale. Bond was set at $500. Police Chief Claude Stuart testified he gave a man a ?1 bill with which to buy whisky from Cornelius, taking the serial number of the.bill, and that he/ found this bill in the ppeket of Cornelius a few moments later. Police Officers Bryce Arnett, Jqhn Turner and Miles Downs, said they took a pint of whisky from the man as he emerged from Cornelius' house- 1 A search of the premises revealed a half gallon of additional liquor, the officers said. Cornelius was also asaeissed a fine of $54. Lola Brown, negro woman pl^aa guilty to a charge of possession whisky and was fined $54. A ' penalty was assessed on Slaughter negress. The hearings were held bsfore, aicipaj Judge V- A. Gentry. V

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