Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 23, 1931 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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VOLUME 33—NUMBER 36 £*ir of Hop* founded 1899; Hop* Dullv Pr«rt (9271 CotnolldtteH «« Hop« St«r, January 18. l!>2» HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER eaten*!* TWA HFID •.•,-:•••;• I ^ ^ - ' ' •' ' " -^^^^. ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^j^^^^, ^^^j^j^gjjg, II If DD Ei Governor Parnell Asks Thanksgiving Observance ., • * Chief Executive Issue* Proclamation Designating Holiday in Arkansas Next Thursday. State Has Much to Be Thankful for This Year Gentry Fifes Suit Against County to Compel Payment Asks Circuit Judge to Force Appropriation for Municipal Court H E A RIN G DEC 19TH Mandamus Action Would Require Special Session Quorum Court Municipal Judge U. A. Gentry filed suit in HcmpsteacT circuit court lato Saturday to compel the county to bear its legal share of the cost of the newly established Municipal Court here. He seeks a mandamus order from Circuit Judge Dexter Bush compelling n special session of the Quorum Court and passage of an appropriation covering half the Municipal Court's expense. Judge Bush will hear the case Saturday i December. 19, at the courthouse at Washington. The Quorum Court at its regular session November 9 refused by a vote of 13 to 11 to pass the Municipal Court appropriation. It is understood that state law makes the passage of this appropriation mandatory. One justice said he had not been advised of this fact, and had agreed to vote against the appropriation before Judge Gentry appeared at the formal meeting of the Quorum Court and read the law to the members. Judge Gentry re- pprtcd to The Star his conversation with this member, following the Quorum Court's session, and said he believed that was the case with most of the justices. Only in DeRoan township does the Municipal Court knock out the justice court 4Jials. ,The new local court, whlcy^te.-funcUonin^in October, rcptec^lm^thosytnhior.-courts operating in Hope and the township In which the city is situate. It was the justice courts of DeRoan township which required about three- fourths of the minor court appropriations of the levying body In the past years, and it is this area which is now covered by the Municipal Court. City and county governments split the revenue of the court, each government getting the "costs" in cases prosecuted! by its own officers. Alcohol In Food Held Dry Violation Federal Judge in First Ruling of Kind, Says Man- facturers Liable PPIUNGFIELD, 111 -(#")- Federal Judge Louis Fitzhcnry ruled Monday that the; use of alcohol in the manufacture of foodstuffs is a violation of the national prohibition laws. The ruling was in the form of a decision that the United States commissioner of industrial alcohol has no authority to issue permits giving bakers and others the right to use alcoholic liciuor in their products. , "If intoxicating liquor were permit ted to be used as a flavoring extract," the judge ruled, "it would defeat the -':' purpose of the prohibition act, and restore a concoction of non-alcoholic liquors and beverages with a slight addition of alcoholic liquor which once was very popular." Judpe Fitzhenry made the ruling on a petition by the Purity Bread Company, Alton, 111., asking the district court to reverse a refusal of E. C. Yclloyley, deputy prohibition commissioner, to grant the bread company a permit to use liquor; The judge upheld tho commissioner, deciding he had no authority to grant such permits. The ruling was said by attorneys to be the first of its kind since prohibition was enacted. There is no uncertainty or ambiguity in the prohibition laws concerning use of Jiquor by manufacturers, (he judge ruled. . More US. Aid for Cotton Is Likely Jackson Conference Hears 4 Million Bales May Be Withheld JACKSON, Miss.— (fPf— Gov. Ibra Blackwood, of South Carolina, told the cotton conference of governors and representatives of cotton growing states that almost certain assurance had been expressed by Bernard Baruch. New York financier, if the conference results in a uniform acreage reduction the federal government would take an additional four million bales off the market. Governor Farnell, of Arkansas, who with Governor Bilbo, of Mississippi, cpllcd 'he conference into session, was elected chairinan. LITTLE ROCK — (/P) — Recounting tho hardships of the enrly Pilgrims which he said closely parallelled those experienced by Arkansas during the past two years, Governor Parnell in a Thanksgiving proclamation issued today called upon the people of the slate to give thanks next Thursday "for our emergence from a period of scant larvests and of hardships into a year of bounty and of plenty." The proclamation follows: "In November, 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers and their families, numbering 102 souls, arrived In the New World. Through the long, bleak winter they remained aboard the Mayflower, only the more hardy venturing ashore as the opportunity offered, to build log shelters for occupancy in the spring. It was a winter of unusual privation, hardship and suffering, and more than one half of the company had died before the snows were gone. "It pleased God to visit us with death daily, and with so general a disease that the living were scarce able to burie the dead." wrote their own historian, Governor William Bradford. "Through the summer of 1G21, the remnant of the colony prepared for the coming winter amid trying circumstances but with unconquerable courage. "It is not with us as with men whom small tilings can discourage," said Bradford. Although then ranks had been decimated by disease and the crops that first year were meager, Governor Bradford proclaimed and set aside one day at the enc of the harvest upon which the people should give thanks to Divine Providence for the blessings bestowed upon them. That Was the first Thanksgiving. And Now "Whereas, the people «f tho Slate of Arkansas during the past Iwo years being beset by both flood and drouth were put through a period of testing n a manner closely parallelling the unprecedented hardships and suffer ings of the Pilgrims Ihree centuries ago and "Whereas, 'these hardships, so heroically overcome by the people of our- State, have been followed during this year with the most bountiful harvest with which our commonwealth has ever been blessed, converting into a veritable land of plenty a slate that one year ago Was without food and was dependent upon its neighbors for sustenance; and "Whereas, the observance of Thanksgiving as originally conceived 310 years ago is a beautiful custom for the purpose of expressing gratitude for bountiful harvests and other blessings; "Now, therefore, I, Harvey Parnell, Governor of the Stale of Arkansas, by virtue of the.authority vested in me under the laws of the Slate of Arkansas, do hereby set aside and designate Thursday, November 26, 1931, as Thanksgiving Day, and do hereby urge upon all of our people the true significance of the accasion, and request that our citizenship convert it into an opportunity to render thanks to an All Kind Providence for our significance of the occasion, and re- vests and of hardships into a year ol bounty and of plenty, and do hereby express the hope and belief lhal al of our people will be truly thankfu for the blessings and mercies so bountifully bestowed by the God of Nations." ' , » New Divorce Law For Arkansas Is Upheld On Appeal 90-Day Law Ordered Into Effect by State Su-* preme Court REFERENDUM LOSES Petition for Popular Vote Ruled Out on in Sino-Jap War League Submits Proposal to Solve Manchurian Crisis By (he'Associated rrc.su The League of Nations Monday drafted a tentative resolution by which It hopes to solve the Manchurian dispute. The resolution is to be submitted to Chinese and Japanese delegates and later the League will consider their reaction. Us details were not disclosed: At Tokyo, Japan sent a reassuring note to the United States asserting that military activities in Manchuria had not infringed upon the Kellogg pact; while at Nanking, the Chinese announced the appointment, of Wellington Koo as foreign minister. At Paris, Ambassador Lawes, over from London, told the French that the United States would not particintc in an economic boycott of Japan. Methodists Warn Upon Anti-Prohibition Stand SAVANNAH, Ga.— (/P) —Warnings of concerted opposition on the part of Southern Methodism to any political candidate or party tnki.ns »n nnti- prohibition stand in the coming presidential campaign were given here Saturday. Bishop John M. Moore, of Dallas, Texas, presiding over the South Georgia conference, Methodist Episcopal church, South, said that if the democratic and republican parties were "as smart as I think they are," they would shy off the liquor question. The conference adopted a strong prohibition report- Senators Accused of Sugar Prof its Watson and Davis Charged With Aceeptin g • "Gift" Loans for Stock FLAPPER FANNY SAYS : HEP. U.S. PAT. OFF. Error LITTLE ROCK.—(/P)—The Arkansas 90-day divorce law Monday was difi- nitely declared in effect by a decision of the slate supreme court,.which by 5-to-2 decision upheld Secretary of Stale Ed F. McDonald in refusing to accept petitions from the Home Protective Association to have the act referred to the people in the next general elccion, in an effort to 'repeal it. By being so referred the law would have been held ineffective pending a vote on it. Several divorce sases under the new law have already been filed and one or two decrees granted, but the act has not bene taken advantage of generally, because of the uncertainty oi its status, which Monday's decision cleared up, validating all cases pend j ing or decrees granted. Reports, indicate that hundreds oi cases will be filed at once Assistant State Attorney General Pat Mehaffey said. The supreme court held the referendum .petitions insufficient principally on the> ground that this '/ballot title' 'was misleading. It also said that J. W. Westbrook, attorney for the Home protective association, was without, authority, to bring the suit because'he was riot a •petitioner. !..'.,'."' . • " Justices Mehaffey and"HUrripnrey dissented from the opinion. The passage of the Arkansas law und the introduction of similar mesa- urcs in other state legislatures this year caused Nevada to reduce its residence requirements from three months to six weeks to meet the "competition." He Wlio Gives Alms, reeds Himself, His Hungry Neighbor and Me. HoFMAfJuTs ERMOM 0«i THE MOUMT" Local ¥mrth| Accused by P( in Lan< Safe U Hauled Road»ide and RAID Loreco Bulk Station 170 Gallon. Sat WASHINGTON.— (/P) —The senate obby investigating committee.was told Monday that Senators Watson, of Indiana, and Davis, of Pennsylvania, each made paper profits of sevenil thousand dollars on the stock of domestic sugar companies acquired on personal notes' without payment of any cash. i 1*1*1 Tho stock was sold to the senators by B. G. Dahlberg, president of the coigoanies, who had 1 been active, so testimony showed, in lobbying for a high tariff on sugnr. John Holland, the committee's investigator, said that Senator Wilson, Republican floor leader, had n paper profit of $7,500; and Senator Davis, a cabinet member under th^ three last presidents, n profit of $8,437. Senator Walsh of Montana presided in the place of the late Senator Caraway of Arkansas, who had been chairman of the lobby investigating committee. In Haying a ?wnc a irirl can be vvinscmc even if she isn't \viuuine. Rural South in Improved Position "Live-at-Home" Policy, Lower Farm Costs, Have Helped WASHINGTON — (/P) — Southern f-irmcrs IhroiiRh .skimning on production costs and raising abundant homegrown foods can smile as they compare their present lot with last year's nightmare of drouth and empty cupboards. Thai is the opinion of stale and federal economists who, after careful study, found that the agricultural South is in u better economic position than at this time a year ago. The results of the "live-al-home" policy-- growing ns much as possible fur the farm table and livestock—combined with the fact that cotton was raised at the smallest cost in years, have put the Southern farmers in a much belter "frame of mind." Thefe findyigs, prepared at an outlook conference in Memphis last week are to be carried to rural dwellers all through the South next week by extension workers und government agents. The outlook for cotton shows that low prices -ire stimulating consumption und discouraging foreign competition. Domestic cotton consumption has increased and there is greater ac- ticity in British textile mills. Louisiana was said to be in a more favorable position for sugar cane production than a few years ago. Dairy farmers who have good markets for milk were told they would be justified ;„ :.,~,..., s j,,f 'onrd.s as milk brings a relatively high price in Southern Louisiana Pair In Blackmail Plot Two Taken Into Custody After Threat Notes Sent to Woman SHKEVEPORT, La— (/P)—An allcg cd attempt to extort $5000 by threaten ing letters to a wealthy Shrevepor woman Saturday landed two taxical drivers in jail under charges of black mail. Pistol shots broke up the plot. The men arrested were Robert Todc 22, and John Harding, 27, while th intended victim was Mrs. J. Kennet Finclley, whose husband, a well know: Shrevcporl business man was threat cmed with death in the letters if th money was not delivered according U instructions given. Mr. and Mrs. FinJley have bee away In the Eiist, but are expected t return home; Sunday. s Three threa letters composed the series. Two o the Idlers were forwarded to thei and were returned to the local sherif for investigation. The case was place in charge of a deputy sheriff wh took the two men in custody after delivery of the third letter Saturday had been interrupted by guards stationed at the FinJley residence, one of whom fired on two men who called there. Both Todd and Harding denied im- VilicaUou in the plot. "Oh Professor" To Be Presented Here Play to Be Given at New Junior-Senior School December 1 Contributed to Hope by Gene Ahern, artist of Major Hoople fame, in the the Red Cross. . , ________ interest of unemployment relief and County s Red Cross Committees op Job for Roll Call This Week Hempstead Has llth Largest Cash Surplus in State, But Is Only 14th in Population "Oh. Professor" is scheduled to be one uf th eleacling hits of the season. It is baid to be a snappy performance with a story that affords many laughs and surprises. Many of the leading characters are "Professors" Winburn and Sloan of the hiyh .school faculty; Billie Bob Hcnvlon, Neil Bacon and many other interesting people about town. The musical presentation of the program is to b'J one of the best features in which many of the local young ladies will take part. The play is under the personal su- porvision of Miss Catherine Cryer, who promises a real evening of er.ter- t-iinincnt when the production is nre- • -nii'fl at 8 o'clock on December 1. at \h.' ;u-\v hr-.h school auditorium. As Hempstead county's Red Cross committees continue their drive for 1,000 members and a quota of ?1,000 in the annual Roll Call, figures have been released by the Arkansas Bankers association to show that far from being in the sad shape some of her people imagine her to be, Arkansas will have a surplus on cotton alone of more than $36,000,000 after the^gov- ernmcnt loans are paid off. Hempstead county ranks llth in the state in cash surplus above the government loans—and the local Red Cross committees #re going to insist that this county not only equal but surpass its Roll Call quota. J. K. Sale and Cecil Weaver were out Monday on the solicitation of the Hope industrial plants, and they and other committees will continue the campaign throughout the week. Figures compiled from authentic sources by Robert E. Wait, secretary of the state bankers association, and published Sunday, show that Hempstead county will reap from its cotton crop alone at G cents a pound Sl.020000. County farmers owed the government all told $170,000, counting both feedstuff and human food loans—leaving a surplus on cotton of $850,000. Hempstead has the lllh largest such surplus in the state, although the county is 14th in population, and has in addition an enormous acreage in truck and feedstuff. Most of the 10 counties deriving a larger cash balance from cotton, are so-called all- cotton counties. The records of surrounding Southwest Arkansas counties are relatively as good as Hcmpstead's These are: Howard county: Cotton revenue $450,000; government loans $107,340; surplus $342,660. Lafayette: Cotton revenue $675,000; government loans ?140,000; surplus $535,000. Miller; Cotton revenue $540.000; government loans $210,000; surplus 0230,000. Nevada: Cotton revenue $600,000; government loans $190,000; surplus $410,000. Ouachita: Cotton revenue $420,000; government loans $150,000; surplus $270,000. Mexican Outlaw Shot to Death at Alpine ALPINE, Texa?.-(/P)—Jake Billalb >. whom officers said was notorious as a Mexican outlaw, was shot and killed Saturday on the Walker ranch near Castalon. Delph Walker, ranch owner, was taken in custody after the shooting by Rangers Taylor, Gholson and Glassaofk but was released under bend pending aw examining trial November 30. Raskob to Force Diebate on Liquor Friction b'ti Prohibtion— But Harmony in Caucus ^Probable WASHINGTON.— (/P) —Democratic politics stepped lively Monday with signs multiplying to show that prohibition stands in the way of party harmony. John J. Raskob, announced as dhair- man of the national committee that this body would meet January 9, at which time it is'expected 1 that the results of the poll of Al Smith campaign fund conViribuJorf; on the national liquor law issue will be announced. , Mr. Raskob's opposition to the law was once more' attacked by the organized drys. i I Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, declared he was opposed to bringing up the prohibition question at the coming session of congress. Meanwhile there were signs of greater unity among Democrats on the House organization lineup, showing full support of Garner for the speakership. Representative McDuffie of Alabama withdrew from the race for Democratic leader. Missing Balloonist Found In Canada Man Is Safe, Although Slight Injuries Suffered in Landing CLEVELAND, Ohio.— (ff>)~ A telegram from Bean Lake, Ontario, saying George Vanik, 25, Cleveland, Ohio, ballonist is safe there after having been missing two days and a night was received Monday by his mother, Jennie Vanik. +!4! The message said that the balloon wa;i destroyed by a b]fzzarcf and Vanik suffered a wrenched leg and bruised shoulder in landing. Cotton Demand Is Two young men are __. and four other persons nw cated by city police^ to f * safe from,the Landes party, wholesale and retail East Second street 1 — a morning. It was'one of {wo here over the Week' Late Saturday night did trict manager for fining company, thieves had broken 1 the outlet pipe of Loreco's bulk the Frisco tracks north of^ and stolen 170 gallons of'jJMi' Two Are HeM In the Landes robbery,-He 20, and'Arlish* Rhode*,'Wj rested by city police tod ably be arraigned f«r v >u ? hearing in Municipal.Cou« .' day. Both are free on bondi • The Landes theft took 6c* - pects of an roganized raid,safe was picked up b( "" away in an automobi— t . The robbers got $600 in,c_,- silver, and $280 in checks,' Vi^TS ported; but they overloo«M,f|M gold in their haste, *•*""» Safe Left ,N» When officers found - Girl Shot to Death as Rifle Being Unloaded CRYSTAL CITY, Texas.— Mae Newton, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Newton was fatally wounded late Saturday when a rifle being unloaded by her companion was acci- de^tallv discharged*, The Newton family came here from Wichi:u Falls. Spot Sales for Past Far Ahead of Same Week Last Year MEMPHIS—(U. S. Department Agri- ture)—The cotton market during the period November 14 to 20 was somewhat lower with quotations November 20th about 38 points under those of November 13. Demand for spot cotton, particularly for the grades middling and above was said to have been only fair but considerable interest seemed to be prevailing in the grades below strict low middling, which continue scare in the offerings. The demand for such cottons seemed to come from merchants for filling in commitments made earlier in the season. Some of these grades were said to be appearing in Oklahoma and certain parts of Texas. According to the Weather Bureau for the week ending November 17th picking on account of frequent rains and wet fields was retarded to some extent in the northwestern cotton belt, especially in Oklahoma and nothern Texas. Elsewhere the gathering of cotton remaining in the fields made good progress and is mostly nearly finished. Average price middling 7-8 inch for the ten market November 20th was 5.73c compared with 6.06c November 13th and 10.05c a year ago. The asking basis by sellers of spot cotton was said to continue firm and comparatively high with the holding movement of cot'ton quite general. Reported sales of spot cotton for the week amounted to 240,393 bales, compared with 343,965 the week before and 163,459 the like week the year before, Exports to November 20th amounted to about 2,400,000 bales compared with about 2,900,000 for the corresponding period a year ago. Exports to Japan and China continue very heavy and some pickup has occurred in those to Great Britain. According to the Bureau of the Census, domestic consumption for the month of October amount edto 462,025 bales, compared with 443,284 for October 1930, and cotton consumed for the three months ending October 31 amounted to 1,400,000 bales against 1,200,000 for the same period last year. Cotton on hand in consuming establishments, according to the same source, on October 31 this season amounted to 1,100,000 bales against 1,400,000 last year. According to the New York Cotton Exchange Service the domestic stock of cotton on October 31 amounted to 19,900,000 bales against 14,900,000 last year and 13,000,000 the year before. Grade differences below middling were further revised during the week and on November 20th the average of the ten markets for strict low middling was 32 points off middling and for low middling 73. These quotations are narrower thai) those prevailing for some time, which is indicative of the limited qualities of such cottons in the crop so far. knocked off and after I safe was placed in the;] bonfire to destroy fingw,-.,_—. „---. gold, however, was stiU there whei officers made a close inspecUoriijf" Rider was arrested, he having r employed after school hoursJby company which he ip accused <)§?$ bing; and Rhodes was picked up'' another warrant ' ' ^' ^., ,, Officers are continuing their Invff| tigation of the robbery. One Dead and TM V Held inShootin! J. W. Smith Succumbs N Gunshot Wounds at iSiloam Springs Cj -—- ' i »W3 SILOAM SPRIGS, Ark.- ( . W. Smith, aged about 37, died at a j pital here Sunday as a result of shot wounds. Police said Cliff Thou as, under arrest at Jay, Okla., admit' ter the shooting, claiming self-defense^ The shooting occurred at the bom<» of if Thomas' ' father near Jay f Sui J * morning. Thomas' wife ts being at Tahlequa, -Oklahoma. Thomas, accompanied by his v^'fs'.^ and Smith, went to his father's hom^T for a visit several days ago, Sm}th's < home address is unknown here. In juries Suffered In Collision Fatal Mrs. John B. Campbell of New Orleans Die* in ; Hospital ARKADELPHIA — Mrs. John B, Campbell, aged 55, of New Orleans died in a hospital here Saturday morning from internal injuries, suffered Thursday when the car in which she and her husband were riding collided with an auto driven by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hennis of Kansas City. The accident occurred on highway 67. seven miles south, of Arkadelphia. The Campbells attempted to driye around a truck^when it collided wilh the car driven by Mr. Hennis. Mr. and Mrs. Hennis are in a hospital here. Mr. Campbell was hurt slightly. Railroad Executive Succumbs Monday Frank H. Hamilton of St. St. LouU San Francifca Has 10 Day* Jllnw ST. LOUIS, "MO.-(£») -?Wfc #• Hamilton, 66, vice president and secretary-treasurer of the St. Louis San. Francisco Railway, died' of rweumopia Monday, following 6 bladder trouble I operation tejj, days ago.

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