Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 19, 1931 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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tf**^* WUfcMii nupv •wn with two rani mMtritNM te •very <we In <h« «H|V ^^^^^^^_^^^ ^^^^^^^^^M Hope VOLUME 33—NUMBER 32 Star .iHinMMiliiinnittnani' far «f Hop* founded 1899| Hope Dtllv (917| On«olldtt«<> «' Hop* Stif, J«nu«ojr l«, t»« HOPE, ARKANSAS/THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1931 ArttahM* ctottdy tains Witinifay «fcy. Wanner Thursday nigtii Cfctfir tt northwtst portion Frt<l»yV PRICE 6e 0( CURTIS CANNON State Graveling Columbus Highway to Local Junction Emmett Nutt Gets Job of Resurfacing Old Stretch of 13 Miles A COMPLETE ROAD No, 73 Put Through to Saratoga Junction •• Last Year COLUMBUS — (Special) — The re- groveling of the Hope-Columbus highwav, No. 73, is to begin this week. The Star's correspondent learned Thursday. F.mmctt Nutt has obtained a work order from the State Highway Department and is proceeding at once with the construction of a new gravel surface from Columbus to the junction of the Hope-Washington road, a distance of about 13 miles. ; Old District Rand No. 73 was an old gravel road built under the improvement district system, but ran into a blind end at Columbus. A new right-of-way was cut through from Columbus to Saratoga by the present State Highway Department, and this section was laid with new gravel, making a through road from Hope to the junction with No. 55 at Saratoga, the Fulton-Nnsh- ville highway. Although this new work, accom- ~"shed last year, made No. 73 an .mportant trade route, the old section of the road from Columbus southeast to the junction with the Hope-Washington highway, was in bad-shape. ...-.;},• 1 The State Highway Department had promised to rcgravel the old section, placing* the entire road in first class condition—and Thursday Mr. Nutt re• r ?8lv*c'3~~of&brs 'to" procceu'iwtth 'tha gravel work. Stanford out of City R. B. Stanford, district engineer of tho State Highway Department, was out of the city Thursday and could not bo reached by The Star for a statement regarding its. correspondent's story from Columbus. The Hope-Columbus surfacing project has been on the highway department's program for some time, however; and this announcement is anticipated to mean that the highway will be put in condition by mid-winter. Slayer of Pair Commits Suicide Unable to Escape in Wild Flight After Brutal Killings DENNISON, Ohio.— (/P)— T h o m a s Wheeler, 34, a Pennsylvania railroad brakeman, shot himself to death late Wednesday night as police officers closed in upon him to arrest him for the double slaying a few hours earlier of Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Scheidig- ger. Wheeler's body was found 1 beside his automobile a mile and half outside of Dennison on Cadiz road. He had shot himself with a small caliber revolver. Schecliiggor, 35, and his wife, 31, were shot down and killed on a downtown street shortly after they left a moving picture show with their 12- year-nld son, Russell Jr.. and a neighbor, Mrs. Eugene Rennicker. Wheeler made a desperate effort to elude capture, and county and city officers traced'his car to Cad'iz, 25 mile* from here, but their quarry eluded them bv doubling back toward Dennison. Near the city, faced with the knowledge of inevitable arrest, he shot himself. According to neighbors, the tragedy was the outgrowth of Wheeler's spurned attentions to Mrs. Scheidigger, whose husband also was a railroad msn, a conductor on the Pennsylvania railroad. LocalMinister to Preach at Oakland The Rev. Rex McClung to Preach Series of Three Sermons Rev. J. Rex McClung, of Hope will rlrliver a series of sermons at the Oakland School House on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, of this week a-<-nrdin r ' to an pnrx*uncement bv one of the citizens of that community. The Rev. McClung has lived in Hopi for a number of years and is well Ijn^wn throughout this section of the state. Thr public is cordially invited to attend any or all of these services. Oakla"-! is located pbout four miles north of Hope on the Washington liijjhwny. Nation's Woman Senator Mrs. Hattie Caraway, Who Will Fill the Unexpired Term of Late Husband Bv EWING JOHNSON JONESBORO—(NBA)—The mild- mannered wife of "the fightinglest senator in Arkansas' history" whose life was never even touched by the blinding rays of publicity that played so fiercely upon her famous husband for 20 years, is the new senator from Arkansas, A country girl whose upward path in life paralleled that of her husband who began as a cotton picker and saw mill laborer-and worked his way through law school to Congress and the United States Senate, Mrs. Hattie Carawny is going to Washington soon to take her seat at a member of that body—a seat like the one that Mrs. Ruth Hanna McCormlck's millions tailed to win for her in Illinois a few years ago. Appointed by Governor Parnell to succeed her husband who died the other day, Mrs. Caraway becomes the first woman senator in the nation's history except for the aged Mrs. Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia who, as a complimentary gesture, was appointed to serve one day some yeass ago. But Mrs. Caraway's appointment is no complimentary one-day gesture. She has been appointed to serve until a special election can be held on •January 12, and just now it seems very likely that she will be duly elected to succeed herself. With the. Democratic and Republican count in the Senate so close, she may exercise a really importa.nt power there.; To understand the life of Mrs. Caraway, you should first understand the life of her husband: Born of a fighting Confederate family that lived in southeast Missouri, Thaddeus W. Caraway was orphaned at six hionths when his father was slain In 'one of the frequent i feuds that made that section run red with' blood. The wMpw. found herself with three small children and $25. At 7, he was a farm hand, picking cotton. ' A little later, he was a saw mill laborer and a railroad section hand. He became a tenant farmer and studied at nights. He went across the river to Dickson, Tenn., worked his way through law school, went to Jonesboro and hung out his shingle. He was elected county prosecutor; later he was elected to Congress and then to the Senate. At Dickson College, he met his future wife and when he gaduatfc'J she went to Jonesboro with him. Her husband was always a fighter. There arc a lot of instances which show that he was not afraid of anything or anybody. As prosecuting attorney in Jonesboro he once engaged in a fierce courtroom fight with the defense attorney. The latter called Caraway a liar. Caraway grabbed an ink well and hurled it in his face. They clinched. Caraway's shirt was stripped from his body before attendants finally separated them. "Your honor," said tho halfnaked Caraway dryly, when order had been Senator Hattie Caraway is shown above in one of her latest pictures. Below, her home in Jonesborp, Arkansas, which she leaves to go to Washington to become Jhe first real woman member of the nation's highest legislative body. resumed. "Counsel for the prosecution requests a 10-minule recess. He wants to go ; - home and put on a shirt." At the height pf the oil scandals debates, he publicly assailed Secretary Fall as "a modern Benedict Arnold and a traitor to his country." En route home from the Senate in a street car one day, a rude straphanger shoved Caraway. The senator chased him into the street und walloped him over the head with his umbrella. Not so long ago a member of the lower house threatened to call Cara- Church Lecturer at Presbyterian Mrs. L. N. Street in Fourth of 'Series Thursday Night Mrs. L. N. Street, of Lonoke, will give the fourth of a series of lectures at First Presbyterian church Thursday night, her topic being, "Home Atmosphere and the Moral Crisis." Friday afternoon she will conclude her study of the Book of Matthew with "The Olivet Discourse." B'riday night Mrs. Street will give her fifth and final lecture, with "Our Assurance" as her topic. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS- HCO. U. 5. PAT. Off. Bulletins JACKSONVILLE — (/P) — Mrs. Amanda Byrne of Charleston, W. Va. was elected president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Thursday, succeeding Mrs. L. M. Bashinsky of Troy, Aln, WASHINGTON.—(/Pj—Ambassador Dawcs has not committed (he • United Stales to join in the concerted International action to get Japan to withdraw her troops from Manchuria, so far as is known here. Secretary cf State Stimson believes the situation is such that it can not be discussed offociully yet. Any t'uie h Thanksgiving time if t'-. .living tliwc. Justice Humphrey Asks Cripple Aid Local Gift Campaign for Youngsters Begins Next Week Anion)-' prominent Arkansan:; whu have endorsed the work of the Arkansas Crippled Children's Homo and Hospital, for which u local campaign will be undertaken next week by a committee headed by Mrs. Harry Lemlcy, is Justice T. H. Humphrey of the Arkansas Supremo Court. "If you want the greatest thrill in life help some crippled, afflicted child cast his impediments of hindrances to the wind," Justice Humphrey writes in a pamphlet statement he issued for the Children's Home. "There are now in the Home 5"> children of this character, to be placed in private homes at an early date, and 150 on tho waiting list knocking at the door of the TPfcTTie for admission—but they cannot be admitted until the people of the state provide rut'ficicn' money t.-j run the institution to full capacity." way a liar in a certain debate. The senator strolled over to the House and stood by. "I just wanted to be here when he did it," the senator explained. The congressman was strangely silent. Never Prominent in Politics And so, Mrs. Hattie Caraway, -the widow of this man, now goes to the Senate to take her late' husband's place. The public knows little about her; she never took any prominent part in politics, clubs or society, but carefully tended her own home and (Continued on Page Six) Arkadelphia-flope Game Friday Night Game Called at 7:30 Instead of 8 O'clock at High School Field At 7:30 Friday night the local football team will have as their opponents the Arkadelphin High Schol Badgers. This game is expected to draw a large crowd of fans both from this city and the Clark county seat. This game Friday night will he the last on the schedule of the local team, except the annual Thanksgiving game between Nashville and Hope. Coack Winkin reports that the team is in fair condition for the game Friday night. Several of the regular j'layers who received injuries in the game last week with North LitlTe Rock will be unable to play, but it is thought they will be in shape for the Nashville game. Hope Girl to Have Part in Class Play Miss Eleanor Foster to Play Important Part on Thanksgiving ST. CHARLES, Mo.—Miss Eleanor Fester of Hope, Ark., is to have an important part in the Thanksgiving play which will be given at Lindenwood College on Thanksgiving night"Skidding" is the name of the play, and all the action of it takes place in (he home of Judge and Mrs. Jamus A. Hardy in a town someplace i:i Idaho. Judge Hardy is the part which Miss Foster will take and, as a man's part is difficult, she deserves much credit for the excellent ma«A?r in which che is going to portray him, iu.'.'f'.i'-i.T fri.ni r" Consolidation of Baptist Schools Is Approved by Board Centrally Located Plant Recommended at the State Meeting THE PLAmSFAVORED Commission to Start Immediately on Disposal of Present Schools BATESVILLE, Ark.—(£>)—A special .commission to work out the consolidation of three Arkansas Baptist Colleges was named Thursday by the Ar- jcansas State Baptist Convention which also approved the executive committee plan for carrying a ?900,000 church debt. The commission plans to start work immediately selecting a site for a new college and the disposal of the existing plants. ' BATESVILLE—(/P)—The Arkansas Baptist convention voted late Wednesday to consolidate its three colleges under convention control into a single .institution to be located near ^he center of the state's population, i The recommendations of the con- Jvention's education commission for .a merger of Ouachita College at Arkadelphia, Central College at Conway and Mountain Home were adopted by. a standing vote which appeared to be 'about two to one. A commission of nine members was authorized to work out the details of the consolidation, negotiate for a location 1 ; receive propositions and bids and negotiate for disposal of the pres- "ent educational properties. V Final approval of the executive j.board.'ancLthe convention itself is neo- ensary bewfe the plan i's.carried out. T?he education"'commission's'recom- mendations were: "That, all our educational institutions, under convention control, be coordinated into one large Baptist school. "That this school be located near the center of population of the state. "That the curriculum and depart- .rnents of education in the school be laid, out on a basis to meet the demand and supply the educational need of this and future generations of a great and growing commonwealth, at the same time presenving and maintaining absolute allegiance to Christian education and denominational support and control. "That these recommendations be carried out as soon as practical and possible. "That the convention create a competent representative education commission of at least nine members to carry out the above rcommnda- tions and negotiate for a location, receive propositions and bids and to negotiate for disposal of any educational property we now have. "That the commission be given authority to set up necessary organization to do its work, to call the executive board or convention or both together and proceed with its plans only upon approval of the executive board and convention. "That the board of trustees of our educational institutions be, and are hereby, instructed to io-operate with the commission in carrying out the above recommendations." The commission whcih made the recommendations is composed of Otto Whittington, Little Rock, chairman; J. R. Grant, Russellville; O. C. Harvey, Stuttgart; J. R. Allen, Pine Bluff; J. ' T. Richardson, Fordyce; John Q. Wolf, Baesville, E. L. Compere, El Dorado; O. J. Wade, Texarkana, and W. R- Donham, Little Rock. After the report had been read on the convention floor, a series of motions were made, some seeking to post- pon consideration, but all were voted down. "The commission is to be formed to work out the consolidation plans has the authority to call the state conven tion together for final approval when it is ready to make the change effective. The Rev. E. P. Q. Garrett of the First Church cf Conway was elected president of the Arkansas Baptist convention Wednesday. Other officers chosen are the Rev. O. J. Wade of the Beech Street chorch Texarkana, first vice president; Dr. B V. Ferguson, First Church, Fort Smith second vice president; and J. B. Luck Magnolia, recording secretary. A large delegation from Arkadelphia was here to plead for retention cf Ouachita College there. "Bluebeard" Guarded on Way to Court Fearful of mob violence, fifty officers guarded Harry F. Powers, alleged "Bluebeard" killer of two women and three ^children; when he was taken, to court to plead not guilty to a charge of murder at-Clarksburg, W. Va. Powers is shown above (left), shackled' to Sheriff Grimm, as he left the Harrison County Jail en route to the Federal Building. Clubs to Meet at Rotary and Kiwanis to Hear Leopold Hope Rotary and Kiwanis clubs will forego this week's luncheon meetings to attend the annual banquet session of Hope Chamber of Commerce, at 7:30 o'clock Friday night in Hotel Barlow. Joseph F. Leopold, Southwestern manager of the United States Chamber of Commerce, with offices at Dallas, will deliver the annual address. Arrangements for the banquet meeting, which will be attended by 100 business men and women of this city, have been completed by W. Homer Pigg, secretary of the chamber. Grandi and Hoover In Informal Talks Mussolini Believes Talks Will Be Benefit to Countries WASHINGTON.—(/P)—Foreign Minister Grandi was enabled to tell President Hoover Thursday that Italy and the United States see eye to eye on the world's topics which they have reviewed. This' authority came directly from Premier Mussolini in Rome over a trans-Atlantic telephone. He relayed his conviction that the Hoover, Grandi, Stimson talks would "Go a long way toward increasing harmony in Italian-American relations. Dividend Is Announced by Southern Pacific NEW YORK —(/P)— The Southern Pacific company Wednesday declared a quarterly dividend of $1 on the ! common stock, reducing the annual I rate to $4 from $6 paid previously. The $1 annual rate had been maintained sinjc 1908, when it was in- crear»d irnm Jj.SS paid in 1907. The Former Officers Face Another Trial Oklahomans Go to Trial Thursday for Death of Mexicans ARDMORE, Okla.-(/P)—In an atmosphere somewhat relieved of international tension, two former Ard- morc peace officers will go on trial Thursday for the slaying of Manuel Garcia Gomez, shot down with his Mexican student comrade, Einilio Cortes Rubio, last June 7, while the vruthf. were motoring home from an American college. One of the accused men, William E. Guess, has been acquitted of killing Cortes Rubio, kinsriian of President Ortiz Rubio of Mexico. This time he faces trial along withCecil Crosby, his peace officer associate. At the time of the killings there way widespread apprehension con"- cerning their possible effect on international relations but recent developments indicate this has been allayed. Salvador Cortes Rubio, who accompanied the slain youths, has gone back to the Anierican college—St. Benedict's, at / Atchison, Kan.—the University of Mexico and Tulsa University of Mexico and Tulsa Univer- Assails Attoi Who Conspiracy Ch Hope Man Onlv One 17 at Santa Fe "" Come Clear ^ PROBE OF LOTTj'" Jury Vindicates Carii in Federal Court Thursday SANTA FE, N. ML—(/PpO< 17 men Indicted for consptr violate the federal , antl-1 laws in connection with the toga Sweepstakes lottery, August, all either were or pleaded guilty except^ Cannon—Arkansas legislator was acquitted by a Jury 1ft court here Thursday. Following the "not diets 'of the iury, Mr. sue4 the following statement: r"; "I am deeply grateful to an jury for this verdict. ^ "The effort of the federal' trlet attorney -to build up _ _ against me on the perjured jr dcnce ot Department of Jtr agents lias failed—although' government spent nearly SU "The; fact that the jury acqt f me although it found ail the ,oth : ers guilty, seems to me to be «jp' elusive proof that the attempt the government's attorney was ill; founded." SANTA FE, N.: non, Arkansas legislator ' who,; tried with nine others,on a of conspiracy to violate the. fe laws in the promotion of an jnt^' tional lottery, was acquitted',^ 1 tursday.by, a^iujyih Convention Pauses in Memorial : and Tribute to Soldiers in Grey JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —(#>)— Impressive memorial services . fir their reyered dead were held Wednesday by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Pausing in the mist of their annual convention, the .delegates also paid tribute to Southern leaders in the war between the states and to the principles for which they stood. Mrs. Maud Turpley Abernathy. of Chicago delivered a memorial to the deceased soldiers in" gray and their sons and daughters. Mrs. L. M. Bashinsky of Troy, Ala., delivered the president general's annual address. She reviewed projects completed by the organization. These included completion of the Jefferson Davis Historical Foundation, the Mrs. L. H- Raines memorial scholarship, the Lee-Stratford memorial, increased subscriptions to the Confederate Veteran, official publication, and contributions to the Mrs.. Norman V. Randolph relief fund for needy Confederate women. Mrn. Bashinsky reported that the organivation has an endowment fund of $285,464.46 and scholarships totaling 811. Japanese Troops TakeflsiTsiHar Friendly Warning Issued to Russia by Japanese Government ! dividend is payable January 2 tu stock s ity met this ($11 in a "good will" I ... record November 21. fastball gams oft an Oklahoma field- (By Associated Press) Chiang Kaishek, President of the taking Government announced Thursday that he was proceeding to Manchuria as dispatches from Tsitsi- lar to Mukden said Japans' army began a formal occupation of that city Thursday morning. Earlier dispatches from Naking said j that the Chinese wer% still in pos- sition of Tsitaihar and Anganchi but it appeared that the Japanese had moved into Tsitsihar, south of the walled city. The Japanese instructed the ambassador to Moscow to convey a friendly warning to the government of Soviet Russia regarding the danger of serious complications if the Russian troops should be sent into northern Manchuria. Th tJ Georgia Church Board Quits as Pastor Ousted SPARTA, Ga.—(/P)—Eleven of the 13 members of the board of stewards of the Sparta Methodist church resigned Tuesday night as a protes 4 . against the suspension of their former pastor, Rev. Rembert G. Smith, by the North Georgia conference of the Methodist Spiseopal church. South, for "high UdninJuteriaJ" conduct. t— , J.~;v?VyU'Mr"WB5iB Ark., represents' in the legislature. The defendants were promoting a lottery on the' Sarato Sweepstakes of August 6,, of dis ufing a million tickets, and the ernment alleged that none ofj $400,000 listed for prizes ever reaches the patrons. •; Harry Benjamin, treasurer «»^jjy; lottery association, of Albugfuerque,^ pleaded guilty. ' {ti\ The jury received the case late Wed2| nesday. * Cannon maintained his inno throughout the proceedings. Hej'y the only defendant acquitted, the| nine others having been found guilty.s; Others Convicted SANTE FE, N., M.-(/P)-B before a federal jury by United States| District Attorney Hugh Woodward as,;; "knights of the double cross," 10 merif charged with conspiracy to promote^ an international lottery, Weclne night awaitecT-the jury's verdict. "They double-crossed each other and.1 the people of the United Stete^J,™ Woodward said, "for every man who'"- f, collected money for Saratoga, sweep;)."!' stakes lottery tickets, stuck it deep in 'U his jeans and swore he didn't get any* »!* thing." '" ^ Harry Benjamin, Albuquerque, N, ^ M., treasurer of the lottery association., - ' said at the trial that the six promoters,'If. agreed to take 50 per cent of the pro? ^ ceeds. Agents' expenses also were to be deducted. „, Benjamin said he handled only $2,* 000", The government alleges that 1* ! 000,000 tickets were distributed and none of the scheduled $400,000 worth of prizes awarded. The lottery was. to have been on the Saratoga handicap run in New York August 6. Answering the defiance argument pf,' United States Senator Sam Brattqn. ' that the government had singled out a i few for trial and had turned many, ethers loose, District Attorney WoodV ward said: "The purpose of this prosecution has been to get the higherups—the men who promoted this lottery and pon» spired to influence other citizens to violate the law." < The men whose cases went to the jury Wednesday night are: C. L. Jfttti Jack Cleary, Pete Chavez. Jack Mich» elson, R. G. Dublin and Tommy Harmon, all of Albuquerque; Charles Por- _ ter of Chicago; Charles H. Mayer.pl ' New York; Curtis Cannon of Little Rock, Ark., and Hal Weissbaum of San Francisco. Joe Dunne of El Paso pleaded nolo contendere; Harry Benjamin of Albuquerque, E. N. Howard of Kansas City 4nd Charles Snodgrass of Dillon, Mont., pleaded guilty. Cases against Col. A. A. King of El Paso, I. N. Duran and Louis Benjamin of Albuquerque, were dismissed. Cross Country Races Out for Young British GJrU LONDON—(/P)—Girls' under 16 will not. be permitted to take part in long distance cross country races, the Women's Amateur Athletic association voted. The association decided the strains iu\ loved in a three mile ruji over wild country, through d^Wf* an,(J streams, were too great for

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