Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 21, 1931 · Page 1
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'/ ! ' S m^www^' ?> w" 5 >'«ifW^fW fc^* ^j^^ ^ VOLUME 33—NtJM&Bll 34 ii i i !•«•••**•»•• i ii u 111 i ••••••ii ii > .iiB»n.«»» of Hope foundtd 1899; Hop* Dillv Pr«» anaollJftta ««^Hop« Sur, J«nu«ty 18. 1^2* HOPE, ARKANSM SATURDAY, NOVEMBjEg^J-JSl MURDER SUSPECT ARREST U.S. A. Has Turned "Corner" Leopold Tells Hope Crowd But Faith in a Mighty Nation Still Lacking, He Declares to C. of C. ( HUMOR IN ADDRESS Southwestern Manager U. S; Chamber Is Speaker at Annual Banquet New Directors. Eighteen directors were announced for the now board of directors of Hope C lumber of Commerce at the annual banquet meeting Friday night. A tic vote in one contest required the election of 18 instead of the customary 17 directors, from the 34 names placed in nomination. The 18 directors, who will probably meet Monday to organize and elect officers, are: Ralph Routon, Alex. H. Washburn, John P. Cox, Jim Henry, .R. L. (Bob) Gosnell, L. Carter Johnson, George W. Robison, R. B. Stanford, Dr. W. R. Anderson, C. C. Sprgains, E. E. Austin, Terrell Cornelius, O. A. Graves, Roy Anderson, George W. Ware, J. P. Duf- fic, B. R. Hamm and Frank Ward. Joseph F, Leopold of Dallas, Southwestern manager of the United States Chamber of Commerce, brought to Hope Friday night the best inspirational address heard this year, the occasion being the annual banquet meeting of Hopo Chamber of Commerce. He Tried Business Addressing a capacity crowd in the club dining room of Hotel Barlow, Mr.' Leopold rocked his audience with some droll humor, drawn from the experience of 20 years' public work. He had been a lawyer bcfo_re entering chamber of commerce manecsmont: -"But my frst atteimpt uv business,", he said, "was in millinery. I was going to sell millinery on • the road. My father, being a wise man, thought the best thing to do was to let me find out by experience. I did. What I found out was that I couldn't sell millinery to women unless I made love to them, and if I did, I couldn't collect for it." Backed by a large experience with small-city chambers of commerce, Mr. Leopold joined the personnel of the national chamber; and 1 when the latter divided the United States into six districts he was chosen to open the Southwestern office in Dallas. Since then he has spoken in virtually every city throughout the South and Southwest. Although the country has already turned that famous "depression corner," the memory of our weakness remains with us, Mr. Leopold said. The Faith That Lasts "All that we have ever lacked 1 is faith," he continued. "We have been incrcditably ' progressive and prosperous. We know how to make money. But whut we don't know is, how to keep going when we get a bad break. That's what the recent depression demonstrated— the American business man is the best business man on earth, but he simply won't solve problems I ha ll»ok him right in the face, until the emergency is upon him. We were warned 10 years ago that an economic setback was due. But we kept on in the same old rut and let disaster overtake us. And even after disaster hnd reached us, we ran along for more than a year without sense enough to face the facts and fight our way out. "Here is a picture of our pountry— only ISO years old as an organized government, hut in that time we have gathered a national fortune amounting to 150 billion dollars. "Here is the picture of another great nation— England, seven or eight times older than we are, but with only half our national wealth. "We have /come twice as far, in a traction of the time. Who are we, that a two-year depression we brought on ourselves, should make us a nation of calamity-howlers?" • History of Organization Mr. Leopold told the story of how chambers of commerce'first came into the world. Although similar groups probably existed as early as 1500 B. C., the first to be known under the modern name of "chamber of commerce" WHS organized in 1503 A. D. at Marseilles, Franco. The first in the United States was formed' in 1764 at New York, the second at Philadelphia, and the third at Charleston, S. C. The speaker made a strenuous plea for business men's support of their commercial organization in this day when the upward swing of prosperity depends largely upon, the punch and vigor shown by retail trade lines. Touching on some of the national policies of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Leopold drew a laugh when he recited that our governments, national and local, now have on the statute books a total of two million oui' hundred thousand laws. "They Hurry! Itlsit't Too Late to Give! RELIEF FUND CADWTERS 1 Contributed to Hope in the interest (he nationally-known comic, "Out Our of unemployment relief and (he Red Way." Cross, by J. R. Williams, who draws (Cunt iiuiccl on two) Sale and Weaver Canvass Industry ~f Will Solicit Local Plants for Red Cross Drive Monday The industries of Hope will be canvassed for the Red Cross annual Roll Call beginning Monday, by the same committee which turned in such a successful report last year—J. K. Sale, of the Arkansas Natural Gas corporation; and Cecil Weaver, of the Hope Auto company. Mr. Sale and Mr. Weaver will start out early Monday in their attempt to make local industries 100 per cent for the Red Cross. Their reports will bo filed with County Chairman D. B. Thompson, and the lisst arc to be published in The Star. Hempstead county has filled only a quarter of its quota of 1,000 members —but there is every exception that the campaign will greatly exceed that figure before the close of the month. Arkadelphia To Be Clean Thanksgiving Large Crowd Expected for Annual Football Game Next Thursday Arkadelphia—Under order of Mayor G. E. Bailey, the entire paved section of Arkadelphia approximately seven miles, will be swept clean and all city premises will be thoroughly cleaned for the Thanksgiving Day football game between Henderson State Teachers and Ouachita. Because of a reduction in prices for the game, an unusually large crowd is expected and city officials are anxious fo ra good civic appearance., Bulletins TOKYO—(/P)—It appeared pos'• siblc. Saturday that the Japanese ••^Rovcrntnent might be willing* 4o ..: accept armistice in Manchuria. U it were conditional on cessation of nntl-Japaiicsc activllies In China as well as armed action in Manchuria. WASHINGTON.— (fi>)— Cotton of this years crop ginned to November \\, announced Saturday by the cfii.sus bureau was 14,210,000 hales Arkansas glnnitigs totaled 1,354,459 bales. WASHINGTON —({?)— Japanese troops will be wlthilrayn "shortly" from the region of Tsitsilmr. 'FLAPPER FANNY SAYS": nta. u. s. PAT. orr. LITTLE ROCK—(/!>)— Governor Piirnell said Saturday he would lake no action (o fill three vacancies in Stone county offices following the suspension Friday of Sheriff Sam Johnson, County Judge John II. Gray and Treasurer T. 1', Jefferson, who are under indictment. JENNY LINO.—(/P)—An explosion in Mine No. 8 of the It. A. Young Coal company, late Friday night killed Rudolph 1'okcy, :<0, a shot fircr und seriously injured Andy Uluck. Cotton Deal With France Called Off French Bankers Refuse to Guarantee Notes of Nation's Spinners PARIS.—(/I 1 )—A plan to sell approx- imately'half a million bales of American cotton to France through a credit arrangement between French and American banks fell through Friday because private banks in France were unwilling to guarantee notes of French spinners. The Chase National bank, bucked by the Federal. Reserve of New York was to discount six-months cotton drafts up to $25,000,000 on condition Hint the French banks, on delivery of the cotton, would talu? up new six-months drafts guaranteeing payment at the end of that period. The Bank of France and the Ministry of France agreed to the proposal, but the private banks would not participate. In the morning we eat und run, .uid :il noon we run and rut. Young Slayer Declines to Choose His Sentence ENID. Okla.—(#>)—Marion Nelson S;i(ie, 17-year-old slayer, refused to choose between life or death when he pleaded guilty Friday to murder chargi-s for the killing of Jof Good'!•;••'' ~:>. a br.cholor faimcr with whom In- lived. 9 of 107 Turn in Correct Solutions Mrs. B1 a n c h e C a h ho it Wins Ray-GIo Stove at Hope Hardware Mrs. Blanche Cannon, 811 South Elm street, won a Ray-GIo stove for being the first person in Hope to present, a correct solution for the picture puzzle in Hope Star this week, The Hope Hardware company announced 1 Saturday morning. Mrs. Cannon's solution was given to the hardware company at 8:01(4 a. m. Friday. The puzzle contest attracted tremendous public interest. There were 107 .solutions filed with the hardware company's store at Second and Elm streets —bul of all that list only 9 were absolutely correct, a baiting average of 8.4 per cent. The correct solution furnished' by the stove manufacturers was kept in a scaled envelop^ at the hardware store, and only was opened by the judges, Lyle M. Webb and Alex. H. Washburn, who had been asked by Manager E. O. Wingfield of the store to inspect the contestants' solutions and break open the key-envelope from the factory. The judges found 1 that eight other persons besides Mrs. Cannon solved the puzzle correctly, although there was hut one prize, Mrs. E. F. McFad- clin being the second person, coming 2,'l'/i minutes behind Mrs. Cannon, at H:25 a. m. Friday. Others who successfully solved the riddle were: Mrs. L 1 o y (f Spencer, Edgewood street, 8:37 a. m. Mrs. J. H. Arnold, 126 North Hervey, 8:58 a. m. Mrs. Edwin Ward, 122 North Louisiana, !):1G a. m. Ward Dabncy, 933 Service Station, 10:55 H. m. C. Barrcnl'me, 502 South Hcrvey, 12 noon. Miss Martha Canlley, 506 East Second, 12:29 p. m. Dr. F. D. Henry, 417 North Hervey, 1 p. m. Second-thought put Dr. Henry among the lucky nine who had perfect solutions—but he was late. He had submitted an earlier solution during the morning, but believed later he had found an error. The rules wouldn't permit him to.change his original entry, hut he filed a second solution, which, although late, was correct. Over 2000 Attend Dedication Service at Blevins Friday Dr. C. H. Brough, Arkansas War Time Governor Principal Speaker GOOD PROGRAM County Superintendent E. E. Austin Appears on Program Approximately 2000 people attended an all-day celebration at Blevins, 16 miles north of .Hope Friday, the occasion being the dedication of a new school building at that place. A varied- program, consisting of speaking, singing, a basket lunch at the noon hour and a football game in the afternoon was rendered. Program The following program was rendered at the dedication exercises in-the morning, Ex-Governor Charles H. Brough, of Little Rock, making the principal address. Prayer, Rev. W. J. Whiteside, pastor of the Blevins Methodist church. Trio, Mary {Catherine and Lucille Loe and Marie Tate. Reading, Miss Marguerite Holland. Short address, Prof. E. E. Austin, county superintendent o£ public instruction. Presentation of building, M. L. Nelson, secretary of the Blevins Special School Board. Acceptance of the building. Green Stephens, president of the senior class. Address, Dr. C. H. Brough. J. Glenn Coker, superintendent of the Blevins school presided. Brough Speaks Dr. Brough came to Blevins under trying circumstances, his only brother having been buried at Vicksburg, Miss., on Wednesday. • "Higher Things, was the topic from which he spoke. He dwelt at length ^p%rT^r TttMeveTneftu: \6f Arkansas and Arkansas men and her possibilities for the'future, mentioning Augustus H. Garland, and Grandison Royston, Hempstead county men as well as a number of other present day Arkansans who are now leading in high finance of the world. Touching politics, Dr. Brough declared that it is his belief 'that the Democrats would win in 1932. With the exception of the Smoot-Hawley tariff bill he did not consider the present administration responsible for the present economical depression. He pointed out that economic cycles produced such depressions every 20 years, and that we are now recovering rapidly from the present one, as a nation. Speaking in his usual fascinating manner, he closed with a number of poetry quotations, both humorous and sublime .leaving his audience spellbound with his eloquence and wisdom. Woman at 81 Makes Jaunt in Airplane LOUISVILLE, Ky.-^(/P)-Mrs. Alice M. Richardson, 81, left here Friday by airplane to visit her sons in Florida. "You can't fight destiny," she explained in answer to a question as to whether .she feared travel by air, "and I have taken two pleasure flights over this city und I was thrilled." After an overnight rest in Atlanta she saiiJ she will continue by plane, with her next stop at Jacksonville. Her son. Bainbridge Richardson, son- in-law of the late Henry Watlerson cf Lruisville. resides there. Next she will fly to Miami to visit her other! son. A. J. Richardson. I Arkadelphia Wins Annual Clash Here Only Score of the Game Is Made Near the End of Third Quarter The Hope High Bobcats lost a hard- r ought game on a muddy field Friday night by the score of 6 to 0. Both teams were nearly evenly matched, although Hope made 9 first downs to Arkadelphia's 5. The game was slowed down cnosid- erably by the soggy field, which kept both teams on the defensive nearly all the time, kicking on thrid down and not trying any spectacular plays. Hope completed seven or eight passes out of ten attempts for several gains. Hargis and Harper made many gains through the Arkadelphi aline. Pritchett and Berry, ends, played godo games, as did Jones in th,e line. For Arkadelphia, Suggs was the best player in the line while Winburn, Deaton and Anderson made many gains, Anderson making the touchdown. Neither team gained much ground in the first half, making about the same number of first downs, both teams coming within scoring distance but neither team having the punch to put the ball acrost. Both teams came back in the third quorlor with lots of pep, and after Arkadelphia had repelled a Hope advance which penetrated to the Badger 10-yard line, started a drive of their own which netted the only marker of the game. Anderson plunged for the tally after they had made a first down on the Hope 5-yard marker. The plunge for the extra point was short by about a foot. The Arkadelphia defense stiffened up after this score and the Hope boys could not get within scoring distance, although they completed several passes and made one or two good runs. The attT-'a'ice for this game was the/ poorest of any game this year. with very few psopl 1 ; in attendance. Chamber Report Hope Chamber of Commerce activities for the year ending Friday were • summarized at Friday night's banquet meeting in the annual re j port of Secretary Homer Pigg, as follows: Annual report Hope Chamber of Commerce 1931. This meeting marks the close of another fiscal year in the history of the Hope Chamber of Commerce. According to custom and in compliance With bur constitution arid by-laws, we submit, at this time, a brief synopsis of the activities and accomplishments of our organization during the past twelve months. Many of the minor activities and much of the detail work have been omitted and only the major activities are enumerated. At the beginning of the year, the board of directors outlined a definite program looking towards the growth and development of Hftpe and Hempstead county. This* program was based on suggestions by the membership in response to a questionaire mailed to each member, requesting suggestions as to a program for 1931. Since we are situated in the heart of one ol the most fertile agricultural sections of the state, agricultural development has occupied an important place on this program. In the absence of county agent, it became necessary for your chamber- of commerce to carry forward several phases of the work heretofore done by the county extension workers. . Federal Crop Loans Early in the year the farmers,^ Hempstead County were confronted with the problem of securing funds with which to finance their 1931 crops Congress had appropriated 560,000,00t for seed, fertlizer and food loans bul there was no government agency in the county through which our farmers could submit their applications for loans. Realizing ,the necessity for quick action, the board of directors converted the chamber, of commerce office into headquarters for the various loan' activities and proceeded to organize the- tvecessary .committees in 'the"'Various" 'tommusities 'of" the county. The .office .staff spent ap- provimately three months dispensing information and assisting the farmers in filling out and submitting their applications for loans. Our office also handled the clerical work for the county loan committee. More than 1,200 applications were handled by our office, bringing to the farmers of Hempstead county approximately 5175,000 in government funds. This work on the part of your chamber of commerce enabled hundreds of farmers to finance their 1931 farming operations that otherwise could not have made a crop. We have also advised hundreds of farmers this fall in making remittances in payment of their loans. (Continued on page three* Tick Eradication Completed The biggest obstacle in the way of rapid progress in our dairy arid livestock development program has been the cattle fever tick. The Hope Chamber of Commerce has waged a three year fight for the completion ;ick eradication work in the seventeen Lick-infested counties of South Arcansas. A systematic campaign with :he members of the 1931 Arkansas Legislature resulted in the passage of Senator Mitchell's bill appropriat- ng funds for completing the program 3y the end of 1932. i Our dreams will >e realized December 1 when the Federal quarantine will be lifted in iempstead and seven other Southwest Arkansas counties. Dairy Development ' Progress in our dairy development program has been slow the past year due to the unsatisfactory butter-fat market and to the fact that our dairy farmers could not go forward with the improvement of their herds until the tick eradication work had been completed in the county. The cheese, plant formerly operated by the Kraft- Phenix Cheese Company was taken over by the Southern Creameries just one year ago and has been opearted as a whole milk market since that time. The management reports thqt the average daily receipts during the past year has been more than 4,000 pounds which means 120,000 pounds monthly or a total of more than 1,500,000 pounds during the year. With the greatest feed crop in history and with the Federal quarantine being lifted December J., we should be able to go forward at a rapid pace with our dairy development program during the next few years. Diversified Farming We have encouraged in every way possible the further development of the fruit and truck industry which has become an important factor in the economic life .of Hempstead county. In these efforts we have made satisfactory progress. Our farmers produce and market annually several hundred cars of watermelons, cantaloupes, radishes, cucumbers, potatoes, string beans, tomatoes, peaches and other fruit and truck crops. Under normal conditions these crops bring back to the farmers of this section more than $500,000 annually which is about one-third the amount received for our average cotton crop. With the proper encouragement from our business men, this important indus- (Continued on page three) Frefe! IsharnGJat Charged in Deaths of It was good, that fresh air! Here's emaciated little Edith Riley, alleged Accused Ii •on of Former of Ten: CLAIMS Victims Are Ti Home* and Mi Their Families. MEMPHIS, ,»,,£Harris, 38, great grandson rf$ Harris, former governor^ Saturday was charged win er of a 64 year old ,farn< year old negro, whos.:l bodies were found near. Though Harris nocence after 1 hours of < Sheriff W. J. Bacon,' said,he! statement which led to the " J. D. Smith, firmer and J idan, negro, were shot <o ,& in an hour Thursday^ night 1 :'! only a mile apart. ", /„ £-f Three men were alleged,„ terrorized their families aa'df't dragged the men , from their j to have been imprisoned in a closet Authorities reported that i?_^ i_.'.—' -.—j.J—.' J._*1_!_« t__^l* £!..„& ...*.!!_ ,_ f .5 **f___»J», _^""j«_ . .„ . _ *V" for four years, taking her* first walk across the grounds of a Washington hospital. Saenger Will Aid Unemployed Fund "Dangerous Affairs" t o Be Shown Wednesday Night The sale of tickets for the picture "Dangerous: Affairs" -Wednesday"has been started by the Saenger Theatre Manager, How.ard 'Schuster. He i has .appointed :Mrs. v ,Cartec. Johnson, gen- eraf cKairmari'of the'solicitors'of the four wards, who are directly responsible to Mrs. Johnson in Ward one; Miss Annabel Philbrick in Ward Two; Mrs. John Barlow in Ward Three; and Postmaster D. P. Davis in Ward Four. The sale of tickets in the downtown ^districts is further made possible by the Cox Drugstore;, Ward Drugstore; Moreland Drugstore; Taylor's Cafe; Checkered Cafe; and Webb's Newsstand. There have been many appeals for charity by various organizations during the first weeks of November, nevertheless, every city must recognize that it has its own problems of the unemployed, or part time employed, with large families; living here in our community and county. The United Charities will be the organization to answer these appeals as the cold weather approaches. Instead of asking the more good-hearted to be daly digging down in their pocket-book to help, President John Cox is striving to co-operate with this national campaign put on the Movie Theaters for Lhe unemployed, establish a fund in which every citizen of Hope and the country can take part in by buying a ticket for this show on Thanksgiv- ng Eve. This is not real charity, for you are jetting a return for your money. Practically everyone will attend the show sometime around Thanksgiving Day. This merely requires, that if you cannot attend a regular performance as well as this show, you should arrange your time so you attend the Thanksgiving Eve performance; satis- 'y your own desire, and at the same time develop a fund whereby our unfortunate unempjoyed can be provided for in the. winter's inclement weather. Not every unemployed person is responsible for his difficulty, ho has been caught in the mesh of changing times, and as loyal neighbors, we, who can, must help him; he is the only kind who will be helped by the United Charities. His innocent children must suffer with him and the mother; all are willing to work out their own solution if allowed, but they are hampered. It is these worthy families the United Charities now calls upon you to assist by assembling this fund for the cold, and rainy day as it does come in winter. Secure your ticket; arrange your time; attend "Dangerous Affairs;" get a mental as well as an inspiring satisfaction. Get a ticket even though you do not go to the show; this is the only general way given our community to help the unemployed. cused Smith and "the negro,'* ing insults to Mrs. Harris./ ' Harris is quoted by officers i ing, admitted that he ,1 "" '"" the slayings, saying' that j was used to put Smith "on- and then was killed because'! too much. •'' MEMPHIS—(;P)-J. D. farmer, who was kidnaped", home on the Winchester,, ] Memphis early Friday was i in the afternoon shot to deaH a country road, a short i the spot where the body ,i idan, 30, a negro, had earlier in the day. Smith was kidnaped masked men who * charge mand for admittance! diately complied with. , was opened the men sleteottji er and took him away in an au bile - , V,-V Circumstances in connection r V* the slaying of Sheridan much the same. Several men had been questioning but officers reveal their names. No definite motive for the 1 the two men had been established;! Holds Turquetti Qualified V<i A* Court Finds Miller Coi Sheriff Possesses Leg* Poll Tax TEXARKAKNA. — Judge De'jii Bush in circourt court Friday pu, that R. W. Turquette, who was 'j# pointed sheriff by Governor ~ to fill a vacancy created by'the of Sheriff Walter Harris, was a fied elector and, therefore, entitled hold the office. ", ; An ouster suit against Turquettjjj; was ifled by Prosecuting Millard Atjt ford after he had received 1 a pettUqp signed by several citizens who charged htat Turquette held no poll tax. re?>; ceipt. i' Through a misunderstanding hte poll tax receipt books of the county were closed July 4, although the bm>>s should have remained open untjl July 20. The wife of the sheriff made an affidavit to the tax collector that sh^' had appeared at his office July 14 to pay both her and her husband's taxes, but had been refused, The tax collector, Jewell Evei?, i f erred with Attorney General fjej wood and was advised to issue ] Perfect Spelling Grades at Paisley School Given The third grade pupils who made a perfect grade in spelling all this week at the Paisley school, with Mrs. Theo P. Witt as teacher are: John Crosby, Herbert Simpson, Dick Simpson, Fay Anderson, Eleanor Kirk, Wanda Lane. Ruth McClung, Margaret Thomas, Raymond Bright, Wilton Jewell, Louise Lee, Paul O'Neal Ira Yocom. Margaret Henson, receipts to both the sheriff ang _ , a wife, inasmuch as the taxbooks had- been closed too early. This was dor Pacifier For Baby Proves Expensive Tired orpiiymg wuiy Mother* Pwr«e Tottei It Overboard FORT SMITH, Ark.-(fl>)-Baby was, '• fretful as they trundled it home in " carriage, so Mr. an4 Mrs. Ryan let the child play with the fain-* ily pocketbook— Mrs. Ryans purse, The purse proved a good pacifier jri J4 fact the child became so quiet thfy forgot about the purse until they $T* rived home. And then it was tqp' late. The purse was gone and with it about $40 and several valubale receipts. The baby, Ryan believes, tired, gf _, . , , Dorothy Brown, Wilma Davis, Beaulah the plaything and cahnly tossed i$ Ri'lle Taylor, Loriue Volentine. overbpajA

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