Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 20, 1931 · Page 1
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•*•*-"--• tru-tli^l iwo rami IB d* t*V^ ' VOLUME 33—NUMBER 33 SMt of M.6 P » fooM*! 1W| H»p* D.IIT PrttJ HOPE, ARKANSAS. MIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1981 PttU. . . Ali'ti. PRICE Be < STORMS DAMAGE ARKANSA Leopold to Speak at C. of C. Dinner in Barlow Friday New Board of Directors Will Be Announced at Banquet NATION AlTsP E A K E R Large Turn-Out Expected for U. S. Chamber of Commerce Official The annual banquet meeting of Hope Chamber of Commerce will be addressed nt 7:30 o'clock Friday night in Hotel Barlow by Joseph F. Leopold, Southwestern manager of the United States Chamber of Commerce, of Dallas. Close to 100 persons tire expected to attend, including the chamber membership and the Rotary and Kiwanis Club members who will attend in a body, Friday night's meeting taking the place of their regularly scheduled .Uncheons this week. Chamber of commerce members will hear annual reports at the banquet, and announcement of the election of 17 directors for the new year. Balloting for the board of directors closed Wednesday night, the membership having voted on a list of 24 nominees, half of them to be elected. " The day following the annual banquet it is customary for the new board to meet and organize, electing officers for the new year. Despite n business year during which few public meetings have been held, Mr. Leopold is expected to be grcetd by a large attendance Friday night. He is a well known business organizer and speaker, having traveled over the entire South and Southwest ir his capacity as district manager for the U. S. Chamber. Hope business men obtained his en- ___ gagement some time ago for Friday period last year. .,. .night, bclievlrtjfithe loc»t public would welcome the kind of Information'as to the future business outlook which Mr. Leopold will bring with him from Dallas. Governor Parnell Visits Shreveport Urges Uniform Cotton Reduction Laws in Talk Over Radio SHREVEPORT, La.—f/P)—Governor Harvey Parnell of Arkansas Thursday night urged before a radio audience the "necessity of the 16 cotton growing states" agreeing on uniform cotton acreage reduction laws to prevent a further piling up of surplus Speakinc over radio station KWKH Governor Parnell pleaded for a "spirit of compromise" between the states and between the exponents of various- cot- con acreage reduction plans. Governors of the cotton growmt? states were urged by him to atlenc and bring delegations, to the uniform cotton acreage reduction legislation conference which he and Govcrnot Theodore G. Bilbo have called foi next Monday at Jackson, Miss. Paying tribute to Governor Huey P. Long of Louisiann, as the officia who took the first step' lowiircl cotton acreage reduction laws. Govcrnoi Parnell. said he believed all friends 01 the movement should come to the conference prcnared to effect a compromise out of a dozen plans for relief of the cotton .farmer. "H does not become any one of us i to become arrogant to the extent the plan we personally approve must be , the only plan," he said. "We are moved by a common purnose that out of our joint efforts shall come common good to all our people in that we will have accomplished something which will promote the alsting prosperity of our country." "With this thought in mind, I most earnestly urge the representative delegations, clothed with authority to act, to attend the meeting at Jackson. It is my hope that the governors of all the cotton producing states may be present with legislative committees, if possible, and that not only these, but farmers, lawyers, bankers and oil other citizens who have at heart the interest of our common country, may also be present to lend us their aid and council and that from our joint efforts may come a plan acceptable to all and which will prove of great and lasting benefit to the country." Countv Treasurer Who Took Own Life 'Short' P\D'JCAH. Kv. —(/P>— A shortage r£ J170.195.03 in the accounts of James C. Utterback, who committed suicjdu while county treasurer, was reported in an aurlit received and made p'-h' : " Thursday ut ii special mceu r.f MfCi;u;Ui'ii cuurty fi-;.T.I court. Consolidation of Baptist Colleges To Start at Once Commission Head Issues Statement From Little Rock Friday LITTLE ROCK.—(XP)—The Rev. Otto Whittington, chairman of the Permanent Education Commission of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, said here Friday the Commission will attempt to carry out "immediately and completely" the consolidation of Baptist colleges, but that it did not expect "to break any contracts or pledges our people may have made." "The Commission has no fight to make against anyone," ho said. "We have been charged by our people with a great task and we will do our best to carry it out immediately and completely, we have no intention or desire to be unfair to break faith with any group of our people wh oare interested. Neither do we expect to break any contracts or pledges our people may have made." 3> Cotton Exports To Orient Rising American Shipments 100 Pet. Ahead of 1930, Texan Estimates DALLAS, Tex.—(/P)—Robert Mayer, acting president of the Dallas Cotton Exchange, said Thursday that the total of cotton exports to the Orient Lhus far this year is approximately LOO per cent greater than at the same General John Pershing Hat Cold in Hospital WASHINGTON—(/P)-Gencral John J. Pershing has entered Walter Reed hospital to receive treatment for a slight cold. ^ The 71-year-old former commander of the American forces in the World war is in no danger, hospital attaches said. It was thought advisable for him to enter the hospital on account of foggy weather now prevailirlg in Washington. Pershing went to Walter Reed last Tuesday and will remain for a few days longer. Armistice Sought In Manchuria Japan and China Agree in Principle to the Proposal PARIS.— (IP)— Both Japan and China agreed in principle Friday ngiht to a proposal for armistice in hte Manchurian military activities. Cessation of hostilities would be based on the creation of an international commission to investigate the whole Manchurian situation. Representatives of China and Japan and all other members of the council adopted the proposal which is largely a Japanese suggestion and after adop- lon by the council was informed that he Chinese were ready to accept in the principle. ; ported Ifrorii Uie'-'Un bales, compared with 305,000 bales in the same period last year, and China had imported from this country' 370,)00 bales, compared with 141,800 bales in the same period last year. Cotton men estimated that 70 or 75 per cent of the shipments this year have been Texas cotton. •' : . "The possibility 6f war in the-Far East has nothing to do with it," Mayer insisted. "The price is the thing that counts. Last year 3,448,000 bales of cotton werwe exported to Japan. Of that amount 1,197,000 bales were American cotton, 1,704,000 Indian and 485,000 Chinese cotton. "At present, American cotton is much cheaper than the Indian and heavy flood damaged the Chinese crop to such an extent that both Japanese and Chinese buyers are turning to this country for their supply." Borrowers Given a Cold Reception Balanced Budgets Necessary Before Loans Can Be Approved NASHVILLE, Tenn. —(/P)— Charles McCabe, commissioner of finance am luxation and a member of the funding board, said that the Tennessee funding board received a "cold reception" when it went to New York to borrow $10,000,000 this week. • He told the joint legislative finance ways and means committee that the fininciers and bond buyers insisted that states, counties and municipalities must balance their budgets before any and new taxes as the only solutions to the situation. R AiriTFANNY ~SAYS: HEP. U. S. P«" Off- <~*t~ Crc* K chorine* think hcuuty is only Rail lines Balk at Gift Proposal Commission Plan for, Pool of New Revenue May Be Modified WASHINGTON—(/P)—The railroads Thursday asked for changes in the Interstate Commerce Commission's plan for strengthening their credit by pooling recenues from new surcharges. Neither rejecting nor accepting the proposal, the carriers presented the transportation tribunal with an outline of a "Railroad Credit Corporation" which would be. established to administer the pool. Although five changes were asked only one was considered of vital importance. This would specify that lines receiving money from the po°' accept such advances as loans. The commission plan had been interpreted as calling for gifts to needy lines. Some of the larger and more prosperous roads oppose any plan calling for gifts. They challenge the legality and justice of the scheme. There have been indications they might refuse to participate unless the change i$ made. Some commission officials thought hearings on arguments would be necessary before any change to permit loans can be made. The other alterations could easily be granted without hearings, it was said. The commission proposed the pooling plan when it denied the railroads' plea last month for a 15 per cent freight rate increase. Gas Company Not To Reduce Rates Arkansas River Valley Towns Plan to Investigate Utility MORRILTON, Ark.— (ff)— Following refusal by R. W. Curran, general manager of the Arkansas properties of the Public Utilities Corporation of Aransas. to make a 20 per cent reduction in gas rates in six Arkansas river valley towns, representatives of the towns at a joint meeting here Thursday ngiht appointed a committee to investigate the company's operating expenses and earnings at the Russellville plant. The Russellville plant was selected as one representative fo the groun. Towns represented at the meeting were Dardanelle, Russellville, Fotts- ville. Atkins, Morriltotn and Conway. Mr. Curran said the company's earnings would not jus'.ify a rdeuction in rates. Members cf the committee to investigate the Russellville plant are Mayor O. J. Olson of Morrilton, J. W. Ryi\ ci'v attorn"" of Rus«°ll" : ii~. n~d Prtrker Parker, city attorney of Dai'da- Only Quarter of Red Cross Quota Reached in County Goal of 1,000 Members Set for This County This Month APPEALTTO PUBLIC Arkansas Beating Quota Everywhere—Hempstead to Do Itc Bit With less than a quarter of Hempstead county's quota of 1,000 members obtained In the annual Red Cross Roll Call, County Chairman D. B. Thompson applied Friday for immediate subscriptions either to the office of The Star or the county chairman. The quota assigned this county is 1,000 members, at a dollar a head. About $250 has been raised to date, virtually all of which was produced in the city canvass handled by the Business & Profesisonal Women's club, Mr, Thompson said. Few of the rural districts have're- ported except Blevins and Wallaceburg township, where an organized campaign is under way now. Chairman Thompson particularly urged the rural communities to do their bit. The same drouth relief organization which functioned for the RecT Cross In distributing food and clothing after last year's drouth, will receive donations from the people this fall. Arkansas is exceeding its Red Cross quota is a state, and Mr. Thompson said Friday he was confident that Hempstead county would double its $1,000 goal before the work here is finished. Those who have not joined at this year's Roll Call are asked to send or mail their membership either to The Star office or Mr. Thompson. As the list approaches completion The Star will endeavor to publish it,in full, as fias been'done Iri'.otKer yfears. 4 " No. County Roads Good, Says Farmer J. P. W^jbij, OifcaiiH Adds to Letter Written by Ful' ; ; ton Man *Wpf^fJ$ /:SappSsi «£^»*§&flt: the -nationally •famerai"Slide'Glances." to HopejSUrlnthe interest «d^|iy.-!3«>orge Clark, .w of "unemployment and 'Red Cross drives. Theaters Will Aid Unemployed H|re '-- • • ',' - i i Manager Schuster,to {live Special Show at Saenger November 25 Editor Hope Star: I read Mr. Wilson's article, which was fine on our judge—but still he left out lots I could say. Judge Higgason has done more for the Ozan and Bingen road this year than ever before. This road is almost passable at any time now. The judge spent the money among his friends and neighbors. Building up the low places and graveling the roads was done by home people along this road. The money was all kept at homo instead or 'oeing spent for machinery going up North. We, the people of North Hempstead, say hurrah for Judge Higgason. Instead of grading up Ithe high places and letting the low places go, he has used teams and widened out the road and put in two-way bridges. More graveling has been done this year than ever. Yours truly. * J. P. WEBB Nov. 18, 1931 Ozan, Ark. Seek Financial Aid For Bishop Cannon Montgomery, Ala., Paper Reports Several Citizens Have Been Solicited MONTGOMERY, Ala. —(/P)— The Montgomery Advertiser, local newspaper, said Friday that several Montgomery residents had received letters signed by Virginia residents asking for contributions for the defense of Bishop James Cannon, Jr., charged with violating the Federal Corrupt Practices Act, during the 1928 presidential campaign. These letters asked that contributions bo ssnt to Charles Warden. Tower Building, Washington, D. C. as treasurer. Republican Wet Winner of New Jersey Election ELIZABETH, N. J.—(#>)—Another vote for the wet bloc in congress was aparently assured Thursday with the nomination of Donald McLean by republicans of the fifth congressional district to complete the term of the lute Ernest R. Ackerman. Percy H. Sfcwart, the democratic nominee who was unopposed, is a wet. Ackerman was a republican dry. McLean and SU-wa> t will contest .a- tlv ••• i .1 > .;.itci..l election D3- , .i.l- :• J. Howard Schuster, manager of the Saenger theater, has been selected as chairman of the city committee in charge of arrangements for an unemployed benefit show at the Saenger next Wednesday, November 25. Associated with Mr. Schuster will be a merchants committee headed by John P. Cox and R. V. Herndon. In starting its campaing the City Committee takes its place with similar committees in every city of the United States, working in conjunction with the Committee on Mobilization of Relief Resources of the President's Organization on Unemployment, of which Owen D. Young is chairman. It is expected that 20,000 theatres throughout the nation will give special benefit performances to a total attendance of more than 15,000,000 persons. The contribution of the motion picture industry takes the form of a National Motion Picture Week for Local Unemployment Relief, from November 18 to November 25. Each City Committee has selected one day during that week on which every the- I atrc in the community will present a special show, the entire proceeds of which are to go towards local unemployment relief. With Wednesday, November 25 selected as Motion Picture Day in this city, every effort is being exerted towards raising a maximum amount for local unemployment relief. The full amount of money collected from the Saenger will be turned over intact to the City Committee and by themturned over to the proper agencies for distribution among the unemployed of this city. The performances to be given in the theatre on Motion Picture Day will be entirely distinct from the regular performances at this theatre. Saenger will issue, special tickets of admission to these shows. The money collected through the j giving of the benefit show will be: derived solely from the prices paid j for admission tickets. There are to be no collections made, and no other appeals made in connection with Motion Picture Day. In order tp make the occasion 'as enjoyable as possible for ; the contributors, there will be little or no speech-making from the stage of the theatre. Rum Case Against Man Is Exploded in Court HYATTSVILLE, Md.-(jP)-The police figured they had- a grand, case against Arthur Ball. Eighteen bottles of allegedly too powerful beer,' 1 • found ; in : his home, were 1 brought to the police station as evidence. Just before the case could be heard the bottles exploded. State's Attorney Alan Bowie nolle pressed the whole business, while policemen mopped the floor and Mr. Ball went home. Cashier One of Two Held in Bank Raid Money Taken in Raid at Palestine Is Recovered PALESTINE, Tex.—(£>)—Rapid development in investigation, within 24 hours after the First National Bank of Palestine was robbed of J8386 Wednesday, had resulted Thursday in recovery of the money and charges being filed against Porter Cooper, cashier of the bank, -and Howard Wingate, Wingate was arrested late Wednesday and in a signed statement to officers, named Cpoper as his accomplice. He told of entering the bank and bearding five employees into the vault at the point of a pistol. After locking them in, he collected the money in a bag but for some unexplained reason, did not take it out of the bank. The money, hidden in a compartment under the cashier's desk, was recovered by Detective Norman York. Girl Kills Sweetheart as He Threatens Dog f \ KANSAS CITY-(/P)-Fear fur tne j life of "Snooks" her Pekingese, loci; 21-year-old Hazel (Bubblesi Black- , eter to shod tnrl kill her swf JvaJ't, Milton Smith, 28, Tlu.i .:' ;, .-h'i lolil i p.olivp v. In : viv . .1 -i i Crushed By Truck, Injured Fatally Morris Smith of East Clarksville Succumbs in Hospital CLARKSVILLE—Morris Smith, aged 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith cf East ClaAsville, died Thursday night at the Johnson County hospital following injuries received Wednesday afternoon when the axle of the truck on which he was riding broke, VO miles north of Clarksville. The young man jumped and was caught between the truck and embankment, crushing his chest, breaking hi? arm and collarbone and injuring him internally. He was employed ut the Biggs stave mill. At the time of the accident he was riding with two brothers, neither of whcm was injured. Besides his parents he is survived hy six brothers, ;il! ( f Ohrksville. in East Arkansas Six Patrolmen to Enforce Weight Limit in Memphis Area " MEMPHIS, Tenn— (ff 1 )— Notice was served Thursday by Andy McNeill chief of the 'Arkansas highway patrol that hereafter load limit regulations will be rigidly enforced on highways leading to Memphis. The order applies to highways 61 and 40, which extend from West Memphis, Ark., to the Missouri state line and from Lepanto to Osceola. There is no load limit regulations on highway 70, the other eastern Arkansas traffic lane. Mr. McNeill said that six patrolmen had been assigned to the two roads to enforce the order. Under the law a five-ton load is fixed as the maximum. George Martin, assigned to direct operations of the patrolmen, said Thursday that both of the highways affected had been damaged severely by overloaded trucks and the concrete cracked in a dozen places. Chief offenders, he said, were trucks hauling cotton and cottonseed, although in some .instances regular trucking lines carrying miscellaneous freight have disobeyed the law. Mr. Martin said that the five-ton load maximum applied to trucks and trucks with semi-trailers or "six wheelers," Trucks with four-wheel trailers rate as two units, he said, and a five-ton load may be carried on each unit. A. W. Bacigalupo, municipal weigh- master here, concurred in the contention made by the Arkansas officials that trucks moving into Memphis had exceeded the load limit. Net loads of seed, he said, had averaged between seven and ight tons. Pine Bluff, Si and Warren Visited By Several Thousand Property Loss Pine Bluff FIVE PERSONS _. A' Warren Dispatches! 1 to Stricken Area . . Bradley County (By Thtt Associated Pressi"- Tornadic winds struck in.4Wo; ly separated sections of south'/I sas early Friday, resulting 1 ;!!! ' erable property damage and _ jury of five .persons. * ' * ~' Pine Bluff was swept by a ™wind which dipped sevefcil' damaging or wrecking several" and demolishing a store at 1 across the Arkansas river from- Bluff. , „ • Another Reydel store was left i ing at a forty-five degree .attgU.^ The damage in Pine Bluff was| timated at several thousand J dol Near the scene of the 1927 which wrecked the town of j __ in Union county, several 1»uilfl were wrecked and a family of't were caught in the debris of ai farm home, injuring them sllgfr Apparently the same storm,** into Bradley county, blowing.td<: several farm houses. - >°'A The Warren Chamber of Comme arranged for the dispatch of; yfag& to house several families, whose,!"*-• were blown down. * One two story houie vri persons was blown twenty fivers from its foundation but injured. Strikes Fine Bluff PINE BLUFF, Ark.—W 5 )—- wvnd caused considerable " throughout Pine B but none were killed —, * Smair Buildings wefe* trees uprooted, telephone poll en andw indows shattered. , Some damage was caused- jnJiihe business section but most of thei storms fury was spent in the dential district. Two Youths Hurt $f, WILMAR, Ark— (ff)-A heav windstorm struck - Wilmar, i,,ur , . t several houses and glowing a-Tart tree down upon a. house in whiclr youths were sleeping, injuring slightly, early Friday. " i Committee Visits Experimentfa George Ware's Station Ii. Praised on Annual In- Grandi Welcomed in New York City Declares Italy and America Joined in Cause of World Peace NEW YORK—(/P)—Declaring that Italy and America are joined in the cause of world peace, the Italian foreign minister Dino Grandi, paid a frief visit to New York Friday and was accorded a hearty public and official welcome with no untoward incident. He then proceeded to Philadelphia to join Mrs. Grandi. During the welcome he was surrounded by a heavy guard precautionary against anti Faciest demon:.'.rations but these did not occur. spection Here ^ fft. The official visiting committee qfj the University of Arkansas College of; Agriculture held its annual visit the branch experiment station Hope Thursday afternoon. The Committee is composed 9&$ v Chairman N. P. O'Neal, of Hope,; A fc 'gi J. McCowan, DeQueen; V. W. gtT.Ji John, Mena; and E. G. Anderson, Tex^f arkana. The eommitteemen were ac»_ companied by their wives. The committee in company with W. Ware, assistant director in charge : of the station, inspected the twenty 1 buildings, laboratory equipment, ma« chinery and live stock. The 185 acre- station farm which is covered oats, rye and other green cover c . was declared "the greenest and pret- J tiest spot in Arkansas." )\ The visiting committee was weH. pleased with the progress of the . r , , tion which was established less than.! five years ago. They recommended! that the institution be continued- a permanent basis, and receive ... ^ necessary state support, for the ben,» efit of the farming interests of the state. It was further recommended that as many farmers as possible cor»» ^ tinue to use the free information of -* the station, and visit it regularly fr-M get first hand information from ejf. -f periments which are dealing Wtttv varieties, fertilizers and planting and cultural practcies of sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, strawberries, \ small fruits, grapes, peaches, pears, figs, plums, apples, cherries, uuts, cotton, corn, legumes and all of the ether crops of commercial importance. ^** r ~:— * Hiccoughs Continue to ^ Wrack Owner of, Garage $\ V MANSFIELD, Ohio— (I?)— Hiccoughs 'I continue to wrack Ira A. King, Mans* field garage owner, Thursday, but physicians for the first time held out hope for his recovers. He was reported "holding his own and physicians beliefed the hiccough- ing siege, now in its 12th day, would • pass away as he regains his strength He is now able to take some nourishment and the hicccu£:.i are Isss severe. ^

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