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VOLtJMB 33—NUMBER 20 HOPE, ARKANSAS REPUBLICANS , NOVEMBER 16,1931 Ultimatum Over* Jap Troops Hold Onto Manchuria Lieut-Gen. Honjo Justifies Action , in A. P. Interview It Was This or Chaos, His Statement at Mukden LEAGUEJN^ SESSION Jap Troops Digging in for Campaign Through A* Winter MUKDEN, Manchuria.—(/P)—Lieut. Gen. Shigeru Honjo, commander of the Japanese army in Manchuria, told the Associated Press Monday if Japan had complied with the League's resolution to evacuate the non-treaty zones, the result would have been sheer chaos. The League's ultimatum to Japan expired Monday, just prior to the general's interview. H General Honjo said no nation had greater respect for the Lnegue's ideals, and the unfortunate situation in Manchuria was embarrassing alike to the League and the Japanese army—but Japan, must maintain her rights, he concluded. By the Associated Press . •The League of Nations Council, with Ambassador Da wcs absent, mot for 20 minutes Monday to consider .the Manchurian situation dispute--then_ more private negotiations. .,;.* •'$!,'''' * Reports from Harbin said that General Mah Chan Slum, Chinese commander, had launched an attack at Tahsing and heavy fighting was in progress. Mukden reported that the Japanese were digging in for the winter, and winter clothing was being distributed to the troops. The Japanese government charged in a new note that the Chinese were aggravating the situation. Cotton Is Steady During Past Week Prices Down Quarter of Cent for November 7-13 Period MEMPHIS—(U. S. Dept. Agriculture)—The cotton market during the period Nov. 7lh to 13th witnessed a fairly steady undertone with quotations down about Vic perpound compared with those of November 6th. Demand both domestic and foreign was snid to have ranged from fair to Rood with tho asking basis by sellers firmer and higher than that prevailing the week before. At the hiehpr basis buyers appeared rather indiferent in making sizeable commitments for raw cotton preferring to operate on a hand to mouth plan and awaiting further developments. Grades mostly inquired for seemed to he in tht medium and lower grades in the lengths 7-8 inch up to and including 1 1-32 inch. Grades below Middling continue rather scarce in the offerings. According to the Weather Bureau for the week ending Nov. 10 there was no measurable rain reported fro;m any part of the cotton belt which mndo ideal conditions for picking and ginning. Harvest rather generally is abnormally advanced. Averace price mid. 7-8 inch in the ten markets Nov. 3th was 6.06 cents compared with 6.25 cents nov. 6th and 10.23 cents on coresponding day a year ago. Reported sales by the ten markets for the week amounted to 343,065 bales compartd with 320.342 bales the week before and 190,036 bales a year ago. ' Exports to Nov. 13th this season" amounted to about 2,200,000 bales compared with about 2,700,000 for the corresponding period a year ago. The 1931 United States cotton crop is forecast at 16,900,000 bales 500-lb. gross, based upon indications as of Nov. 1st. The indicated crop is the second largest one ever produced in the United States. It is 3,000.000 bales greater than the crop of 1930. The 1926 crop which alone exceeded the present crop, was 18.000,000 bales. Ginnings to Nov. 1st according to the Bureau of Census amounted to 12,100.000 run- nin? bales. Reports on the portion of the crop ginned to date indicated that the sxeraae weight of the 1 bales this season is heavier than in any previous year of record. Bulletins NEW YOKK.— (/F) -Low-lying togn Monday balked (he Stntc De- pftrtment'* plan to fly Foreign Minister Dlno Grandl of Italy from the liner Comfc Grande (o Washington—and the Grand! party Instead left for Washington by special train, to confer with Secretary of State Stlmson soon after arriving there, and to visit with President Hoover. WASHINGTON.— (ff>)— W11 f u 1 torture was charged against Henry N. and Elsie M. Rllcy in Indictments by the District of Columbia grand Jury Monday after an investigation of their treatment of 13- year-old Edith Kllcy. It was charged (hat (he elder Rileys kept (he child Incarcerated In a bare rdom in their residence for four years. Life Sentence Murder Upheld J. G. Moore Loses His Appeal From Fort Smith M o nvd a y LITTLE RpCK-W-The Arkansas Supreme, Court Monday upheld a life sentence against J. G. Moore for the / killing- of. his two* stepsons last fall at Fort Smith. The Supreme-iCourt denies Moore's appeal from,.'the, Sebastian circuit court based on'the grounds that the '*^.^jaSM&&&^ #• f ** a conuiHiance~ana permit' defense counsel to read excerpts-from a medical authority on questions of Insanity. Tho Supremo Court hold that book opinions were not evidence unless the author was under oath. Moore was convicted of killing J. A. Thompson, and also was accused of slaying Wayne Thompson. Killed By Car He Attempts to Stop W. E. Andell of Eureka Springs Seeks Ride When He Loses His Route EUREKA SPRINGS—W. E. Andeel, owner, of an oriental store here, was injured so severely on Highway 37, near Seligman, Mo., Saturday night that he died. He was struck by a car which ho tried to "flag." Mr. and Mrs. Andeel hf>d started to Muskogee, Okla., getting off the route and going to Cassville, Mo^ before learning of their error. Returhing they rail off the road. Mrs. Andeel was taken by a parsing motorist to Shadyrest. a camp near here. Andeel stayed with his cm-, later trying to stop other motorists. The driver who run over him, a salesman from New Mexico, said ho was traveling 50 miles nn hour when he saw a man in the middle of the road waving his arms. He thought a hold-up was to be attempted and tried to drive around the man, who remained on the highway. Andeol's hip was broken and side crushed. The motorist stayed with him and soon after the accident, an ambulance took tht injured man to Soliginun where he died. Mrs. Andeel did not know of the accident until an officer from here found her at Shudyrest early Sunday. CLAPPER FANNY SAYS : HEP. " ••"•• <**T. OFF. City's In junction Believed to Have Forbidden Armory Legal Weapon Against Cheese Plant May Bar Armory Site Purchase 3TATE ISSJ&E IS UP $400,000 in Armory Bonds Advertised for December 16 New State Issues State Treasurer Roy V. Leonard advertised Saturday at Little Rock for bids on the following state bond issues December 16: Armory buildings •. $400,000 School bonds...'........... 414,450 Of the school issue,.$314,500 will be for the. benefit of the common school revolving fund. State bond-issuing agencies authorized the treasurer a week ago to advertise for bonds on a total of $4,514,500 worth of bonds, including the above Issues. The Confederate Pension Note Board authorized $1,750,000 of the Wi millions, but has not given the treasurer a date for the, sale. The Pension Board may decide to wait until early next year. Another $2,000,000 was authorized for the University of Arkansas, its Medical Sch'bol arid nine other state educational institutions, but the date of the issue has not been determined. If the 4V4-mlllion-dollar bond issue should be sold in full, it would mean an increase of approximately $108,000,000 in bonds during the last four years. The increase is divided as follows. Highway bonds, 84 million dollars; toll bridge bonds, T/j millions;, Confederate pension bonds, 9\4 million?;;»Statt Hospital .,b 4 6ij$£and notes, 2 millions; agricultural"credit bonds, l'/i millions; and the proposed new issues totalling 4'/i millions. Although the State of Arkansas has advertised its long-expected bond issue for the National Guard Armory building program for bids on December 16, the program is believed to have been blocked so far as Hope is concerned by an injunction against the granting of donations from the city'treasury. The agitation for a National Guard armory'for the Hope company reached its height last spring when the city council, acceding to the request of many taxpayers and local organizations, made the preliminary selection for a state armory site, the site to be purchased by the city and donated to the state on the letter's agreement to build an armory costing not less than 525,000. Purchase Postponed Actual purchase of the site was postponed, however, on .advices from Little Rock that the state note issue with which the new armories were to be built could not be marketed until the end of this year. • Saturday night, State Treasurer Roy V. Leonard published advertisements calling for bids December 16 on $400,000 worth of armory bonds. In tho meantime, however, the City of Hope appears beaten as law on a similar attempt to aid a semi-public enterprise with funds from the city treasury. Earlier this month an injunction was granted Steve Carigan, taxpayer, by Chancellor C. E. Johnson in Hempstead chancery court prohibiting tho city from refunding bank loans against the machinery of the cheese factory which was bought originally by Hope Chamber of Commerce and used for a year by the Kraft-Phenix Cheese corporation. Injunction Far-Reaching It is believed in many quarters that the constitutional law on which Chancellor Johnson based his decision in granting the injunction effectually stops the city from participating in any financing ojjher than for Ithe: routine matters of municipal government. Article 12 of the state constitution says: "No county, city town or municipal corporation, shall become a stockholder in any company, association or corporation; or obtain or appropriate money for, or loan its crcidt to any corporation, association, institution or individual." Nancy Carroll's Daughter, Patsy Sows jfii't wake a pretty picture as tlity hang oiu.-, Woman Attacked After She and Mate Robbed MIAMI, Fla.— OP)— A 30-year-old woman was attacked after she and C. H. Howard, 33, teacher, were bound, gagged and robbed by two men in the northeastern section of Miami Saturday night. Howard and the woman were seated in his parked motor car near Biscayne gay when two men, unmasked, appeared beside the automobile and flourished pistols. One of the men forced Howard to walk nearly a block end a half from the automobile, wh'le the o'hcr <-<<r- rie'd the woman in his arms in another direction. Little Patsy Carroll, 6-year-old daughter of Nancy Carroll, film actress, is shown above in the first picture evef' published of her. Her mother, who is shown at the right, has never allowed little Patsy, whose real name is Patricia, to pose for her photograph. This picture of the child was obtained at Springfield, Ohio, where she was.viisting. ; Federal Aid For Mines'Ridiculous' Gov. Ritchie Tells Soft Coal Men They Must Help Themselves PITTSBURGH, Pa.—(/P)-Governor Albert C. Ritchie, of Maryland, holding up to ridicule "this new American habit of looking to Washington for help whenever help is wanted," told bituminous coal leaders of the nation Monday "to keep clearly in mind that government control and ownership is in the last analysis a species of communism.' As an alternative, Governor-Ritchie suggested consolidation, co-operative ownership, and the use of selling agencies with production adjusted to meet the demand at a fair price. Hospital Receives Fruit and Money P. T. Staggs Brings in 28 Jars—Unknown Woman Gives Dollar ( The Julia Chester hospital campaign which is still under way in Hope and Hempstead county has produced unusual donations for which the hospital association is profoundly grateful, the officers announced Monday. P. T. Staggs, local attorney Who gave a quantity of fruit to the hospital last year with the solo stipulation that the jars be returned to him when emptied, again made a handsome donation, bringing in this year 20 quarts, 2 half-gallons and 6 pints of canned 1 fruit. The cash donation response has been unusually good, the officers announced, one gift being accompanied by the following letter: "I am enclosing herewith a one-dollar-bill that a friend left with me to turn over to the Hospital Fund. Shu said that this was every penny she had—that she had made it with her own hands and wanted to help out with the hospital." It strikes me that we should appreciate a gift of this kind even more than some of the larger ones. I believe it would be a good idea to give people a chance to contribute small amounts like this. I believe that there are hundreds of people who arc anxious to give small amounts of money, but who are ashamed of the amount or are afraid it will not be appreciated." Fine Turnips Grown on Phillips County Farm HELENA—County farm prisoners will be well supplied with turnips this year, according to P. L. Banks, manager of that institution, who exhibited some.of these vegetables here Saturday. Specimens measuring lli inches in circumference with tops moro than a foot high were the collection. Men in Mountains tySnow Three-Foot Blizzard Sweeps Idaho and the Rockies POCATELLO, Idaho — (JP)^- Throe feet of snow blanketed Southren Idaho, parts of Montana and the moun- tanious regions of other Western states Monday, inflicting the hazards of winter upon autumnal travelers. A.party of 10 men was trapped in a storm which laid a heavy mantle of snow at the summit of the Serra Mountains of California. Most of the party was expected to reach Placerville Monday or Tuesday, but some members face isolation in a cabin for a week or more. Cloudy skies and a lower temperature fell on Arkansas over the weekend, with rain and uncertain temperatures forecast Monday night and Tuesday, J. Travis Bowden Honored at College Appointed Associated Editor of Ouachita College Publication As a result of the resignation of J. Richard Jones from the position of associate editor of the Signal, Ouachila College publication at Arkadelphia, Ben Haynes, editor, appointed J. Travis Bowden, of Hope, to this position. .Mr. Jones' has been connected with publications in Ouachita for several years in diverse capacities. In his resignation he stated that due to the facts that he is not enrolled as a regular student and that his employment in the city does not allow him to function properly on the Signal staff he deemed it advisable to hand in his resignation in favor of some one more closely connected with the school. Mr. Bowden is a journalist of note having done newspaper work as edi- trr of the Hope High school "Bobcat's Meow," as reporter for the Hope Star and us a member of the Signal staff for the last two years. Up to this dale he has served ;<s sports editor of the Signal this year. Julian Glover , of Malvern, has been appointed to succeed Mr. Bnwden as sports editor for the remainder of the year and began his duties October 30. J. P. Riley, Jr._ of Eudora, has also been appointed as writer for the Signal. Last year he served as editor of the News of Eudora high schol. Dreiser Indicted For Syndicalism in Fiery Address Girl Coftected With Him ill Adultery Charge Also Named Again IS "SMOKE SCREEN ?JL Noted Author Says Local Politicians Are Covering Up Real Facto MIDDLESBQRO, Ky.— (ff) — Theo- dorc Dreiser and John Dos Passes, New York authors, Marie Pergain and seven others were indicted here Monday by the Bell county grand jury on charges of cirminal syndicalism as a result of their speeches during the recent investigation' by Dreiser's cohi- mittee of an alleged reign of terror,in the Harlan county coal fields., Miss Marie Pergain, named in the syndicalism indictment, was indicted earlier on a joint' count with Mr. Dreiser charging immoral, actions. The noted author was alleged to have lived openly with Miss Pergain at a Middlesboroliotel while-conducting his tour of the coal fields. • Mr. Dreiser indignantly denied the charge .replied that he was incapable of the action, and declared that indictment of -himself and the girl was merely a ''smoke, screen to 'cover up the facts being unearthed by the investigation- of poverty and brutality throughout the soft coal fields." . -i Federal Finances R e p u b 1 i c a n Leaders to Confer With Hoover » WASHINGTON -(M~ from momentous conferences this Week probably will come the administration's long sought answer to the puzzling question of whether to recommend to Congress an upward revision of taxes. Republican congressional revenue spokesmen will go into the question with President Hoover and Secretary Mellon. Senator Smoot of Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Hawley of Oregon, head of the last House Ways and Means Committee, are returning early for -the Conferences. Smoot arrived Monday and Hawley is due Tuesday. All revenue legislation is' initiated through the Ways and Means Committee, an<| for several years Hawley has sponsored all of the administration's tax and financial proposals. Throughout the congressional recess he has conducted a study of federal revenues. There is a Republican group headed by Representative Ramseyer of Iowa, a membtr of the Ways and Means Committee, that is advocating a tax increase program along the lines of a survey conducted by tho Democrats at the behest of Representative 'Garner of Texas. Garner, Democratic leader and ranking minority member of the Ways and Means Committee, conferred Sunday with Senator Harrison of Missi ppi on the government's financial situation. He is believed to have a program calling for an increase on income taxes o nthe higher brackets, a revision of the estate"" tax and the levying of a gift tax. A similar program was proposed by Ramseyer last year when it became apparent the Treasury would have almost a billion dollar deficit with revenue from the income tax decreased many millions. Leading House Republicans concede that President Hoover and Secretary Melon have not agreed on a method to meet the deficit. Most of them are opposed to borrowing funds for operating the government as is being done at present. While some Democrats favor borrowing, most of them feel that if a tax increase is necessary it should come during the Hoover administration when the . deficit was created. They contend that if they win the 1932 elections, tht Republicans might pass the responsibility for raising funds to their administration. 57th Eastern Star Meet Opens in Little Rock LITTLE ROCK— (/P)—Openina Sunday morning with a breakfast for the | grand offi-urs of the Grand chapter | of Arkansas. Ord">: of Eastern S»»r, | activities of Masonic orders and affiliates will continue through the week litre. District Ruler of Elks Here Monday Victor Ghio, Texarkana to Speak to Members at 8JP._M. Hope Elks club will be addressed at 8 o'clock Monday night by Victor Ghio, district deputy grand exalted ruler, of Texarkana. Mr. Ghio will make his official visit here, and a full meeting of the mcm- beishin is requested bv officers of the local ledge. Hope $lk$ will initiate two candidates, officials announced. Here Friday Joseph F. Leopold Leopold to Speak Here Friday Night U. S. Chamber Manager Will Address Annual Hope Banquet Die For Party Leadei House FaceMusi CLASSIC FI( The committee in charge of the annual banquet and membership meeting of the Hope Chamber of Commerce Friday November 20, announced Monday that a splendid program is being arranged and that indications point to a large attendance. ' The outstanding feature of the program will be an address by Joseph F. Leopold of Dallas who, is Southwestern manager of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Leopold is thoroughly familiar with business conditions throughout tile United States and will doubtless be able to give' the business men of Hope much valuable information on the business outlook Jtoym :|Ufar- sociation with the^Tjjnltea -/BUM Chamber of Comerce for the past several years qualifies him for an intelligent discussion of community development, trade extension; profitable merchandising, commercial organization work and other subjects of vital interest to the business institutions of this city. The entertainment features of the program will be under the direction of Mrs. Ralph Routon and will include both musical and literary nUm- bers. The annual meeting will be. held in the banquet room of the Barlow Hotel Friday, November 20, at 7:30 p. m. Those who expect to attend-are urged by the committee to make their reservations early in order that arrangements may be made for the necessary number of plates. Tickets will be placed on sale at chamber of commerce headquarters Tuesday at 75 cents each. Democrat, Witt Attack With Levy Pr< WASHING^! Republican leaden 1 * daV to sponsor tof regular session o.f ' meet? 'next month... Senator, Watson, * c ent of new taxes, "said a conference with the 3 boost in takes is iiselciri Increased tnxa'tion>i*;i( necessary by Chaifitiah senate finance . coin return to the capiUl-1 SftMO^ Ittn , The Utah- senator; in favor of 'a 'fenei __ was uncertain ''whether' would approve such ». I increase Lithe income^ larger in<x>me* ; should bii er burden, he' said;', ' Senator Smoot expre that things are on the';" urged the resumption > of The general ftalesi&x Ideifti become an-Ultegr>t pi policies, in the next ,0 suggested by Senator vania Republican^ 1 Body Found Near Railroad Tracks Raymond Cruce, 32, of McGehee, Believed Killed by Train MCGEHEEr-Raymond Cruce, aged 32 until recently an emy'oye of the Missouri Pacific, was found dead about 6:45 a. m. Sunday by a negro near the rialroad station' at Macon Lake, 13 miles south of McGehee. It was believed he was killed by a train. Cruce had been working at a government levee camp at Greenvile, Miss., recently, and was on his way ''to his home here. His automobile developed battery trouble after passing the station at Macon take, about 9 Saturday night, and he employed a negro to watch the car while he walked back to the station for assistance. Missouri Pacific passenger train No. 342 passed through Macon Lake at 9:50 and 45 minutes lated a local t'rieght train stopped at the sTation. Water for a "hot box" was taken by trainmen from a barrel, 12 feet from where tht body was lying- However none of the trainmen saw the body. The passenger train did not stop. Coroner Haynes and Sheriff Merritt of Chicot county conducted an investigation. The coroner's verdipt was that Cruce was killed when thrown by a train which he had attempted to catch. The man's neck was broken and he had a deep gash in the head. Cruce is survived by his wife, three children, his mother and three brothers. Arkansas Treasurer CftlUJiifk on Notes LITTLE ROCK.— {#>)— State Treasurer Roy V. Leonard published advertisements calling for bids December 16 on $400,000 worth of state military notes to complete the state armory building program, and $414,500 worth of s'a*e school bonds, of which 5314,500 will be for the benefit of the common, school revolving loan fund. The proposal wai'ttterlyKS especially by t the ,1> " ' countered »th "the ^Republican.!},$ W»t*»Tof Ihdi«» ,**•£ reconciled to Most of Crops State Harvi Year "Probably !&»*,_ History" From Standpoint of Production;; LITTLE ROCK —With' weather prevailing, practically all; Arkansas' bounteous crops have" harvested, tKe November' crop 1 ', n issued Saturday by C. S. Boiitoiv eral- state crop statistician, '.said,' '£ Corn and hay, are practically * per cent saved, the report said, a ing that from 65 to 70 per cent of 1 cotton had been ginned and>>5il. cent of the apples Had been,harvest-' ed. With 90 per cent ot v thV< ft ' threshed, the report "said 100, per' of that crop had been harvested. Commenting on the hardest titnel the report said; "A wonderful' ««« year, probably the best in the V of the state, is drawing to a,i Following a fine growing season, thrift fall, warm and dry, h^s been harvesting of all crops, particularly : the major crops of cotton, corn, hay,: lice and apples," 5« Detailed Report * '\ Following is the detailed report on,' the principal crops: ., < ' Corn—The dry weather of September and October reduced the expected, yield of late corn, hence pur yje}<j -™ per acre may not quite equal that oi } 1920, which was 23.4 bushels, Final estimates, however, may rise, ^\|f, ; present figure of 23 bushels, west Arkansas averaged 90 1 and northeast and east central. sas averaged about 26 bushels. , other six districts all ran close to „„ average of 29 bushels. Estimated proy duction is 44.413,000 bushels. Rice—From reports received up to November 4, the average yield of rjcs was 53 bushels per acre, The final figures should not vary much from, this as UUte of the crop is yet tP, be threshed. Early prolific has yielded $ best, but blue rose, ordinarily among- ^ the best, has been much affected with ' $ the stem rot, and may run below the ,-. averages of other varieties. Edith ver- .• iety has done exceptionally well. The ~| estimated production, is i 9,9}QJft C" bushels. i." 1 ~£ Sorghum for syrup—Sorghum, fot f'-«| syrup shows an average yield of $8 •% , gallons per acre. The reported yieldj?' run from 71 gallons in the Sixth district to 92 gallons in the Seventh district. Qaulity is unusually fine gfid average prices so reasonable that con,- sumption should be heavy. White potatoes—The late crop, ow« ing to dry weather, had a light yteUt but the average for the whole season was 8$ bushels or 20 bushels per acre above the average. Sweet potatoes — Estimated yields, fell off sharply in September and, Qc* tober owing to continued dry weather. On October \ we still expect mac* than 100 bushels per acre, but on November 1, our farmers' estimates had (Contjpued on Page Three)

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