Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 17, 1931 · Page 6
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 17, 1931
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W 6 1 ' '.; --» ttjjtojafcayflBltoflflittlMSiM BLfiflNS C<<'-i l»-Tokio McCfiAki'fl C6W«rp«rl*Srlli MKS. CLARICE STOKES f Shows ; Existence "School to 15 Her System SETS UNITE ools Maintain-I B!evin» and cCaskill WBITES1DE , No. 34 of Hempstead • schools was voted a became 'the Blev- In the eighteen • elapsed the grdwth of _ surpassed the dreams ; Who-Inaugurated the move. I^IW a two teacher rural tt£l»S grown into a fifteen carrying a fully ac- yettr high school course. oSm frame building the {.Increased to three brick Jwfoh a total of nineteen is,; an auditorium with a 500 Icajiacity, an office and a li- ;6t;thi3 grdwth has been made ?bV. consolidation. The present (Special District was divided & dfeitkts until very recently, Urn last year Sweet Home and idol districts in Redland town- ycpnsolidafed with Blevins a pro' mapped out by the State Depart" ^''Education was completed. * former districts comprishjg it district are Blevins, Marl- of NewS^ooij^ding to be Held November 20 Superintendent J. Glenn Coker, A. B. degree, Hen- lerson Brown college at Arkadelphia, s serving his ' second term as sup- orinjerident of the BleviriS school. Jnder his leadership the; school''has made a great progress. He is considered among the leaders hi theedu- ational field of, Arkansas. f feiWallaceburg, Bethel, Jacka" friendship, McCaskill, Avery's ;Beltoh and Sweet Home. This a^ territory taking in the and Redland portions of Nolan and a"* 't~~<----*?• ^* e district is ap- imatelyj-twenty miles long and "^tefeyWde/ Beaching from 'the ffeounty line'on. the east to *'*•*—.[miles, of the Howard on .'the west. •district thtre reside more ndred, families and the iensus showed nearly a tdren of school age with. , Schools are maintained u>! 'Bjevins and McCaskill. At there are grammar, junior '-.senior high schools, while irul^there are grammar and high schools. More than 700 iare;,enrolled'within the sys- •jfeight modern school busses *by;, the school) are employed transportation of the children. igjthe 18 years of its existenct "^Special,District has had ,,'directors. The original six ,5^ M; Stephens. M. L. Nelson, Bruce, I. H. Beauchamp, Mi C. "* "' c,and Dr. J. V. Arrington. due much of the credit for 'grpwth of the school. Two of Dumber J. J. Bruce and M. L. r£ chairman and secretary re- :ly, have served continuously 'IS years. Other members of «nt board are Roy Bonds, Tom eford, H. JB. Eley and S. F. '«Other men who have served .board'in the past and have a ieVnart in the school's growth is, K. B. Spears, George iWardlow, P. H. Stephens White. High School has had eleven tendents in 18 years. These e!», ,Ir»'H. Greer, A. A. Parsons, " Fierce, &> A. Buffington, W. C. |fy W. J. */hiteside, Forney Rid~; H. Moses, R. P. James, J. ..apd, .J.»Glen Coker. Unex- ,-<iwms were filled out by A. J. fMissr Edna Nesbit and Harold _"T,o Mr_, Greer goes the honor :' the pioneer. It was he who t taught high school subjects snd ~'i«ch to give the citizens of th,e" idea of building a high j jt*was A. A. Parsons who furn- the w civic statesmanship that Eiaced the Blevins school on ap, During the two years of his i Blevins the- faculty was in- u ,ftom, tw« to three teachers, of high school students i by-three fold and what was a modern brick school plant The building then erected is admirably as the present ...,-Jt school. It was during his •also that the first graduating class It from Blevins High School, is in the spring of 1916, and and Bessie Beauchamp, Her- ^awJ Cavy Stephens, Sinclair Reeves, and Jessie Alston, aphne Spears Bertha Tereyberger, ni "' Bonds and William White- i''go ithe honorg of being in the rSsss. SO periods of rapid growth have the school since 1916. One ter the World war while ^ Variry was superintendent. It , jjnder his supervision the school S from a three teacher school to employing sijf teachers on a sal- • b^sis a/id securing a music teach- Telephone System Further Improved New Lines and Poles Being Installed in Blevins System The Mid West States Utility Company, owner of three telephone sys- tems'in Arkansas,' at Prescott, Blevins and Waterloo, ,with headquarters at Prescott, began Monday on additional repairs to then: lines injBlev- Ing' ' • ' • .;."•.", Some months ago this company did several weeks work on .the lints and exchange in the business section of the town. They now plan to improve their service in the residential section -by putting in new poles, lines and-insulators. , , It is expected that their force of workmen will be busy for several weeks* on this project. THAT GOOD GULF *!.•" ' ^•' fbe Dependable Motor Fuel T(f 'yw' are not already a Gulf cus- tompr—change over today—you will Pfyer be sorry. .fhigre is a difference and a trial will convince you. - M. G, CRANp Service Station ,Vl Jljle South Ozan—Highway KJ. < Turkeys Are Being £ent to Market Several Thousand Head to Be Sold Within Next Few Days Several thousand head of turkeys will be marketed from Blevins,";and north Hempstead county the latter part of this week and the first part of next according to the growers of that section. Orders for 200 and 300 head shipments are being taken daily by M. L. Nelson & Company, produce buyers of Blevins. These shipments will be delivered by truck, one large order going to Little Rock on next Friday. Several small orders to hotels and private families will be sent out by express the following week. According' to those who are familiar with the number of turkeys in the .territory, the Thanksgiving trade will' not consume half of the supply on hand. Growers are culling their flocks at this time, sending the largest to market now and the smaller ones will be sold on the December market. Blevins Football Season to Close on FridayAfternoon Schedule of Ten Games Will Be Completed on That Date TO MEE-rCHIDESTER Hornets Close the Season . With Team That Defeated Them Oct. 2 A hard schedule of ten games will ae completed by the local fotball team on the afternoon of Dedication Day. The opposition will ( b« furnished by :he Chidester team which defeated the Blevins boys early in the season. The score of that game was 12 to 0, jut Blevins made eight first downs ;o Chidesters' two, and the local team s confident of victpry oh that date, however it is well known by them hat the opposition is not easy and 2oach Lay is putting "his charges hrough a stif week o£ practice 4 in preparation for the final contest, The fact this is the last game would ittract many at an ordinary time, mt coming at the time it does at least ive hundred people are expected to attend. Advance sale of tickets was begun early in the week and will continue until time for the game. Admission prices remain the same they have been all season, 10 and 25 cents. Two members of the Blevins squa'd will make 'their 1 final appearance on a local football team at, that time. One of these is Oren Stephens; utility back and end. and the other is Harold Husky, for three years regular center and captain of this year's team.' Both these lads plan to enter college next year where their athletic careers will likly be continud. Three Beautiful Brick Buildin gs In Blevins School District .•r^T--;-...— -—• - '•—-ii-i-..^-^.-..> -._'._ j---- --.. J -.-^... --i^-j,-— |: ..... ,..----. . ,j._^ ..• :J?.—^m-j^- -m-............ ,..-..;....L. ...^.^_.....:.,. , ...^-^,..,-^.^ r __ ElM !**>;•: mi wf ml Camden Car*Driver Injured in Accident CAMDEN, Ark. — Glen Proffitt, about 27, suffered a fractured skull when the truck he was driving collided with a telephone pole near the city lunits of Fordyce, about 7 p. m. Monday. Proffitt was rushed to a Camden hospital in a Fordyce ambulance and his condition was said to be serious. No deatils of the accident were received here. Proffitt is driver for the CamdVn Coffee company. Snails dig themselves into the ground in winter and remain torpid, rpmenting up the opening to their shells. er who taught for fees. It was during his tenure also that a Smith-Hughes agricultural ma nwas secured, and Mr. Yancy was retained longer than rther superintendents of Blfivins schools up to date. He was at Blevins three years. The last period of growth came during the present administration of J. Glen Coker, and resulted from consolidation. From last year to this the teaching force of the system has been increased from eight to fifteen teachers. However twelve teachers were employed in other districts that consolidated, but all save McCaskill had no more than six months school. The future for the school is very promising. In the midst of a great financial depression a great program has been attempted and completed. Assisted by a faculty on par with any in the best high schools of the state Superintendent Coker has entered a school year that despite all handicaps bids fair to eclipse all other years at Blevins. And the school board has proved itself capable of handling school affairs in a statesmanlike manner by overccmin 1 ? (he many obstacles "«•%• c:iVU* 1 tered an' csryinhli-n a program that at one time seemed impossible. Literary Society Elects Officers I rhirty New Members Added in First Meeting of I. X. L. Group The.I'X L Literary society met for the first time this school year on November 5, to welcome 33 new members. . '•'..', The following officers Were^-elected: George Curtis, president; Hubert Hile, vice president; Inez Huskey_ secretary; Kathleen Brown, treasurer, Velda Wardlow, reporter; Oren Stephens, critic; Mrs. J. Glen Coker again was elected the sponsor for this year by a large majority. Great interests was shown irt the nomination .for candidates for 1 the sponsor .of 'the football team. Mrs: J. Glen Coker appointed a committee Velda Wardlow, Brokie Nell Gorham, Fletcher Rhodes and Cohen Freyburger to present-names to be voted on for the sponsor. The-Jolowing day the society met for a report from the commitee. Miss Inez Huskey and Kahleen Brown were the names presentd for nomination. Miss Inez Husky was elected as candidate for sponsor from the I X L society. • Sweet Home Items The Methodist Conference convened here Saturday with the local church.' 1 The Presiding Elder, Rev. J. M. Hamilton, preached Sunday at 11, The young peoples program was well rendered and very interesting, with Mrs. W. T. Yarberry as leader. Olin Phillips and Mrs. Etta Slagle were quietly married Saturday evening. Also Miss Bertha Morris was married to Johnnie Yates of Kilgore, Tex., Sunday, November 15. They left immedietely for Kilgore to make their future home. Mr, and Mrs. Ervin Yarberry motored over to Arkadelphia and spent the week end with relatives. Misses Dorothy Carmin and Maria Huskey spent Monday night in Blev- inz as guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. Thompson. m* n • ' Man Held for Theft of Auto Is Exonerated MEMPHIS— (/P)— AJrested on a chrage of transporting a stolen automobile from Parkin, Ark., to Memphis, Thomas Keith was exonerated Monday at a preliminary heraing before Lester H. Brenner, United States commissioner. Keith introduced evidence showing a negro left the automobile at his garage for repairs. He said he did not know the identity of the negro. Magnolia Planning for Homecoming Day MAGNOLIA, Ark. — Thanksgiving Day will be observed as Homecoming Day at A. and M. College. A large number of graduates and former students as well as parents of students sfe expected to attend. The climax of the day will be the sixteenth consecutive football game between the Monticello Boll Weevils and the Magnolia A. and M. College Muleiiders. The town of Kenova gets its n=ime irom three states— "Ken" from l 'Kej>- tucky," "O" from "Ohio" and "Va" from "Virginia." - ; : A\V>: % :v • •?- ^vV '" *£.'* Solicitors Seek Ited Cross Members Two Hundred Dollars Is Goal in Wallaseburg Township A representative group of citizens of Wallaceburg-township met with A. H. Wade, Red Cross chairman^ at the Methodist church at Blevins November 10 to enaugurate the Red Cross drive in this township for this year. Mr. V/ade stated that the Red Cross disbursed aid to the amount of $1500 in this, territory last year, and expressed a desire to raise 5200 at this time. A committee of several members representing the several communities was appointed to solicit members. Among thm were Mrs. M. L. Nelson, Mrs. Carl Brown, Mrs. W. T. Yarberry, Mrs. H. M. Stephens, Jr., Mrs.: Glen •Coker, Lester Wade, Hamp Husky, B. T. Ward, Thomas Bailey, j H. Ei Nolen and Mrs. S. H. Battle.- ' Everyone who received aid from this source last year will be given a chance to join, .and the first to enroll in Blevins was a man who .walked four miles to do so out of appreciation for the:aid he received last year. Tokio News Events Mr. and Mrs. Claude Stewart of Highland visited Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cooley Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Thompson and children visited Mr. and Mrs. G. C. McLarty Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cooley were shopping in Nashville Saturday. G. C. McLarty was a business visitor to Nashville Saturday. Mrs. R. A. Sanford has been right sick, but is reported some better and we hope her a speedy recovery. Travis McLaughlin of Nashville visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McLaushlin of this place Sunday. Miss Ruby Wisdom spent last week with relatives at Diyle. Uncle Sam Huddleston hj^s been on the sick list the last few days, but am glad to report is better. Swiss Girls Upset Old Idea in Seeking Jobs ZURICH, Switzerland.— (/P)— Swiss girls, imitating younC American women, now are striking out for work outside their homes. This turn of events has wrought a revolution in the Swiss family, where the tradition has been that well-born young women do no t t do such work. But the young Swiss girls remind their parents that in the United States a young woman may tackle any job- teaching, nursing or typing—without j losing caste. Tennessee Youth Shot in Raid on His Still TOP: Recently constructed' high school building and auditorium which will ; be Dedicated on Friday. MIDDLE: Building at McCaskill, recently remodeled to accomodate more teachers and pupils. BOTTOM: The old building at Blevins. The upper story, formerly the auditorium was recently remodeled into four class rooms.; '• '"•... football Named at Bleyiris Ethel Spears Named by Two Literary Societies in Spirited Contest •" '- "'••••t-.ffi- :':• •$•'•£<$. The Wilsonian' and ' f X L', 1 Litera societies of Blcxins High School staged a spirited contest for the selection of a sponsor for the football team on Dedication day. Votes were sold for a penny each and $90.42 was raised in this wanner. 'The honor -went to Miss Ethel Spears who won over her cousin Inez Husky by a small margin. Each candidate received more than 4000 votes but neither reached the 5000 mark. The money raised in this contest will be applied on sweaters for the football team. Fifteen players are expected to letter and only a few more dollars arc needed to pay for the sweaters. To Award Prizes For Big Pumpkins Kiwanis President, R. V. Herndon Calls in 4-H Competitors PIKEVILLE, Tenn.-(/P)— J. Burgess, 21, was shot and probably fatally wounded Sunday during a raid on a still at Beaver dam creek, 15 miles west of F'ikeville. Sheriff Thomas J. SwafforcT said Deputy Bridge Bavless fired at Burgess as the latter drew a gun and advanced toward the officers after being ordered to halt. Burgess with a bullet in his side, was taken to a hospital at Dayton. Lewisville and Stamps Not to Play Turkey Day STAMPS, Ark. — Lewisville high school Red Devils will not meet the Stamps football eleven Thanksgiving Day as had been scheduled foecauac of the inability of tiie LewisviJ.u giM- stcrs to play on thai date.-. Elamps will huvw un i p-jn uau- uii Turkey Day, unless a gciim r,,i, I,.- U'duleil IJJ- I hiil lime Former members of the Hempstead County 4-H Clubs, who secured pumpkin seeds from the Kiwanis Club, are being asked by that organization to bring in one pumpkin each, to R. V. Herndon, club president, at the Hope Furniture company, within the next week. Prizes for the largest and heaviest pumpkins are to be paid in cash, when all have been received. The seed's wera sent out by the Kiwanis Club last spring, to encourage the growth of pumpkins in this section and to furnish one piece of constructive work for the 4-H clubs to do,since their work was abandoned with the discontinuance of home demonstration agent work in this county almost two years ago. The' prizes arc to be paid by R. V. Herndon. Sale of the pumpkins received, one from each 4-H club member who received pumpkin seed, is expected 1 to cover the cost of buying the seed. The following officers for the 1932 year were elected at Friday night's meeting of the Kiwanis club, at the Capital Hotel. They were as follows: Lyle Webb, president; Parks Fisher, vice-president, and J. M. Harbin, district' trustee. The following were elected to the l>oard of directors: John P. Cox, Liewey Hundrix, Ira Halliburton, Doris i'incher, Put Simpson, 3. K Stuneyiust and C. W. Weltjiian. DJ. £Yiiiik .ficktli and Huwaid s Heavy in Blevins and McCaskill Gins 'Total £965 Bales ' 'i . This Season, .', . . , \' •',' t <'••"; :'•'. •;<•'>"!••• . •:'.,;:' The McCaskill cotton gin, operated by/iS.,.iG, Stqnc ginned .45 bales of cotton last week, bringing their total for the season up to 1510 bales. This is far in excess of the amount Mr. Stone predicted he would gin early ing her sister, Mrs. J. A. Sacedge. Blevins Residence Damaged By Fire House Occupied by Ernest Houser Almost Destroyed Saturday Just as the family of Ernest Houser were sitting clown to the evening meal Saturday, they heard a roaring overhead which proved to be a fire on the roof of their homo. Prompt response to their calls for help brought many 'citizens to their rescue. The furnishings of the home were quickly removed and.the flames wrc also extinguished by a bucket brigade. The house is owned by Mrs. Henry Austin and her loss is said not to have been, heavy. Mr. Houser was away from home at the time of the fire and his family moved immediately to another house nearby, which also is the property of the Austin estate. McCaskill News H. B. Eley 1 isreouilding the Stephens saw mill, that burned in the early fall. Dr. and Mrs. J. E.-Gentry visited their daughter, Mrs. C.' C. Thomas of Smackovcr the past week end. Mrs. Tommy of Nashville is visit- All Day Program Is Planned by Patrons of District Friday Dedication Program, Basket Dinner and Football Game Assured BROUGJTrb SPEAK Ex-Governor Will Deliver First Public Address in Blevins The greatest event in the history of Blcvina is planned for Friday, November 20. On that date the now high school building will bo dedicated and the Parent Teachers Association, with other Blevins organizations, Is planning to make it n most impressive and enjoyable accession. Schools at both Blevins and McCaskill will observe a holiday and the McCaskill students will bo transported by biis to Blevins. At 10 o'clock in the morning the high school building will be dedicated. A varied program of music and speech making is being planned for that time. County Superintendent E. E. Austin is expected to be on the program and Dr. Charles H. Brough will deliver the chief address. This wil be the first public appearance of our war time governor in Blevins, but many local citizens have heard him speak, and his fame as an orator is not unknown in this vicinity. Many would come to hear hmi if there were no other attraction. At noon a basket dinner will bo served on the school ground. All residents of the district have been requested to bring o well filled bosket, and plenty of food for all is assured. The Parent Teachers' Association will sell coffee and other drinks from a booth, but all food will be free. A varied type of entertainment is bo- ing planned for the hour immediately following the luncheon, and there will be no lack of fun. At two o'clock in the afternoon the football team will play its final game for the 1931 season. Despite the fact that defeats have been more numerous than their .victories the local tci|hj has courageously carried on thisvytar and everyone may be assured they will fight to a finish for u victory in the final game. Great interest is being shown over the|tntirc district. Many inquiries are being made concerning the day and preparation for a thousand persons is being made. in the season. He said Monday that he expected about 25 or 30 more bales remained in the fields and unginncd in the McCaskill community. At Blevins the Stephens gin 1 finished last week with a total if 1455 bales for the season. They arc expecting about 50 bales more at this place. C. E. Hamilton, H. B. Eley and E. Long attended Federal court at Texarkana last week. Green Shuffield was a Little Rock visitor Sunday. Miss Thclma Bruce spent the past week end with hgr father, J. J. Bruce of Blevins. AINU WOMEN, TheaUu, vveix- jmtiriiud 1'Viflciv nifiiH. nti, tht . . overt AMU COGUES fo AV*>AmUAL /?INCo>. [» SEfiVICt WC Blevins Hornets Lose to Horktio Locals Put Up Game Fight Against Larger Team Last Friday The Blevins football team played its best game of the year Friday when it held the strong Horatio team to an 18 to fi score. Realizing the odds were heavy against them the local boys went in determined to give their best and none who saw them will deny they did. Fighting from whistle to whistle they had a chance for victory until late in the final quarter. They made four first downs offensively and their defense held the strong Horatio backs to eight. > Early in the first period Horiato carried the ball over on a march down the field that netted four first downs besides the touchdown. After this the team stiffened and no other •threat was made to score until late late in the fourth quarter when a blocked punt inside the ten yard line gave Horatio a second touchdown. They atlccl another in a few minutes when a substitute hack ran through on an off tackle play. Guy Loe on the receiving end of a long pass again led to a Blevins score, with 45-seconds to play he took a pass from Foster which netted 40- yarcls and placed the ball on the 5- yard line. Only five seconds were left when the team lined up and Chester .Stephens ploughed the line for the re- ciuired distance. The game ended with Foster mising a field goal for the txtra point. Individual stars are hard to find when an entire team fights heroically but to Elmer White went the laurels of the day. Ho broke through the line time after time for tackles on the defensive and his blocking on the; offensive was superb. He was easily the outstanding linesman on cither team. Jimmie Dee Hampton also covered himself with glcry. Playing his first full game, and in a position he had practiced but little, he gave a good demonstration of how end should be played. . Although not yet in the best of con- 'clition Chester Stephens played a full game for the first time since September 25. Fishling with his old time ferocity he was the most substantial groundguincr of the Blevins backs, and his tackling was sure and hard. The game was free of unnecessary rouhness arid all present were pleased with the clcaness with which it was played. Two fighting teams met, and the best team won. In ancient times the seventh child of a seventh child was credited with rurcrnatural powers. The n!-;:. expensive animul 1.0 keep ir captivity is the walrua. The food bill of cn:,> of them would feed thrfcii

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