Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 3, 1931 · Page 1
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a .. f Hope .' jlL» VOLUME 33—MEMBER 43 far of Hopi found*! 1 ConiolldtM II Hap* Hop* D<llv JlhUiqr 18. night «iH*r In O* Mid Central jfttftUMUk 192* HOPE, ARKANSAS, .THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1981 )~-M*jni Attddittd Pr«n. Ent«n*H« PROBE BANKH ELECTIO Ike Kempner, Little [Rock Business Man Dies In Baltimore [Had Been Confined to the Hospital for Several Weeks [WAS WEL! KNOWN 1 Vice-President Gus Glass Co. Formerly With Theatre Chain LITTLE ROCK.-(tf>)-Ike Kempner F60, prominent Little Rock business {man, died in Johns Hopkins hospital [ Thursday, after several weeks illness Taken from Memphis to Baltimore to the hospital two weeks ago, his condition became steadily worse. . Kempner was vice-president of the Gus Blass Company, operators of a flarge department store and interested in other business here. He formerly was interested in chain of theatres and was well known in the southwest vaudeville and motion picture circles. He is survived by his widow and . two children, James and Enid. It's Half and Half! Texarkana's New Million-Dollar Federal Building Sits Astride State Line of Texas and Arkansas; Wall Divides Courts of Two States |Trial Begins In Mett Larey Case ; Faces Murder Charge for Death of Claude Pill- green at Fouke TEXARKANA—Matt Larey, living .miles south of here, near Fouke, krent, to trial in Circuit Court Wed- pesday on a.charge,.of murder in con- nectlon ^xij^, the .Stillljijs^of C1*V<?!> Plllgreen several weeks ago. A jury vas obtained at 3 p'i m. and the hear- ng of testimony was begun. • Four witnesses were heard before adjournment. There are many more (witnesses, and it is believed the case will not reach the jury before late ( Thursday. j Larey is pleading self-defense. He * who is a member of an old and influential family and has been at lib- crlv on bond since shortly after the killing. Dorsey Head, aged 30, was released on his own recognizance until next term of court, after a jury failed to reach a verdict in -his case. Head, who lives in Dallas, Tex., was charged with .stealing an automobile last July from Roy Witcher on East Broad street. The car was recovered two weeks later at Dallas, and Head was returned here, but after his arrival and while waiting for a hearing in a Crowded courtroom, he escaped. He was recaptured in Fort Smith and again returned here. ARK. Here is an architect's drawing of Texarkana's unique federal building and postoffice. The map shows the location of Texarkann and indicates how the building Is divided, half in Texas and half In Arkansas. TEXARKANA, Ark., Tex.—The most unusual federal building* and post- office in the United States, if not in the world, is under construction- here. The building is half in one state and half in another, and the federal officials in one state will have nothing whatever to do with the officials in the other state. The postoffice and federal courts in Arkansas are separated from those in Texas by a solid wall, which rests squarely on the 'Arkansas-Texas state line. The building faces south, its western half being located in Texas and its eastern half in Arkansas. . Construction of the new federal building and postoffice solves -a problem which has long baffled federal authorities. ' j 8 ?* 1 * the-Arkansas and Texas citizens demanded a postoffice in-their state and_ the government could see little sense 'in building two federal buildings In the same town. Of course, the courts must be held .in the separate states ™n n l'^']N'P re «f *l Pten was worked out, and after the two cities had pur- chatpeo^the, ^«wsJ*iry>prOperty (V the project-was begun. ' ' k « tseW 0 costin°g S 5790.000 be '" *** nelghborhood o£ ?1.<>00,000, with the building A.C.WhitehurstIs Buried Thursday Funeral for Well Known Salesman Conducted by Rev. R. O. Brunk Funeral services for A. C. Whitehurst, well known local salesman were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the First Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. Raymond O. Brunk, of Texarkana, a former Hope minister. Mr. Whitehurst, died suddenly at his home here, Tuesday night after having returned from a business trip to Prescott. Active and honorary pallbearers were the following; Active — C. S. Lowthorp, C. F. Erwin, Chas. Bader, C. W. Weltman, Alex Davis, J. R. Floyd. Honorary— A. L. Black, T. S. Mid- •dlebrooks, W. W. Duckett, Dr. P. B. Carrigan, Thco P. Witt, Dolph Carrigan, J. T. Conley, W. H. Olmstead, Jim Gorin, J. A. Sullivan, Thomas Evans, E. G. Coop,, Ed I. Rephan, Floyd Porterfield, Dan Godbold, Chas, Kervey, George Dodds, E. S. Richards, H. F. Hoelscher, W. H. A. Schneiger, B. C. Acker, E. Jones, R. Ponder, Jewell Moore, Dan Green. S. G. Norton, Jim Jamison, C. Jarvis, L A. Davis, Henry Hicks, George George Breedlove, J. K. Briggs. C. of C Directors Guests of Routon Duck Dinner at Grassy Lake Clubhouse 6 P. M. Thursday The 18 members of the board of directors of Hope Chamber of Commerce for the coming year went to Ralph Routon's clubhouse at Grassy Lake Thursday for a 6 o'clock duck dinner. Mr.' Routon, retiring president of Chaplin Plays Role in Courtroom in England LONDON^— f/P) —Charlie ' Chaplin played a courtroom role Tuesday, and dk'n't like it very well. The comedian, looking the part of complete gravity, gave a performanct that failed to impress Judge Tobin The judge, in fact, was pretty free with his criticism. The upshot of the proceedings waf that Chaplin paid 100 pounds and costs to Miss May Shepherd, who claimed back pay for publicity and secretarial serv'ces in connection lu.-> vi.si{. l.u the chamber, extended the board an invitation to hold its first monthly meeting as his guests at the laket Following the duck dinner, there will be a business conference. The party was to leave Hope at 5 p. m,, the members being: Alex Washburn, Ralph Routon, Frank Ward. Carter Johnson, Geo. W. Robison, R. B. Stanford, W. R. Anderson, R. L, Gosnell, Jim Henry, C. C. Spragins, E. E. Austin, John P. Cox O. A. Graves, Terrell Cornelius, Pat Duffie, B. R. Hamm, Roy Anderson, Geo, Ware. Georgia Census Figures Now Available Monthly ALTANTA-(/P)-The population of Georgia has increased 38,214 since Uncle Sam took the 1930 census. A new system of keeping figures up to date has been installed at the state bureau of vital statistics, and it is now possible, officials said, to know the state's population every month in the year. The 1930 census will be used as a basis for computing the changing population. Income Tax.Bill Passage Is Urged Governor Morton Delivers Message to Legislature of Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tenn.— (fi>)— In a supplemental message to the Tennessee legislature Thursday, Governor Horton urged passage of the income tax bill, levying 5 per cent on a net income of about J1000 exemption. He declared the state must get away from its crazy quilt method of revenue raising. ^Year-Old Child Made Ward of State By Court Order The Testimony Presented Shows Child Mistreated , By Her Parents ITS MOTHER IS DEAD Forced to Stay in Packing Box in Back Yard of .Home ESC AN ABA, Mich. — (#>)— Judge Judd Yelland, of the Brobate court ruled Wednesday night that Elaine Plucker, eight years old/ be made the ward of the Stale Welfare Department, after testimony was presented that the child, thinly .clad, was often kept in a packing box in the yard of her home in all kinds of weather. This hearing was instituted by the girl's grandmother, Mrs. Cora Plucker, who cared for her until her fathers remarriage, three years ago. Elaine's mother died when she was two weeks old. Neighbors testified that the girl's father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Plucker, frequently went away from home, locked the house and left the child in the yard, Plane Groomed for 700-Mile-an-Hour Flight, Fastest Trip Ever Planned RAPPER FANNY SAYS? HEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. A split skirt I.Mi'l always intviid- l.l Hi I*V. Sells Pencils To Prove Son Is Dead Mother Seeks to Get War Insurance of Her Missing Son SAN ANTONIO, Tex.-The attempts of an aged woman who sells pencils on the street corners of San Antonio to have her son proven legally dead, in order that war risk insurance amounting to $10,000 can be collected, lias been temporarily halted. Federal Judge Duval West has ordered the attorney for Annie L. Sargent, mother of the veteran, to file an amended suit, stating more specifically the purported facts in what is perhaps the strangest case of the kind yet filed in Fred Hike in Plumbing Fees Is Attacked Harry Shiver Denounces Changing of Inspection Rates Editor The Star: Our attention has been called to the news item in your paper that the City Council voted a raise in the Plumbing Inspectors fees from $1 for five fixtures to ?5 for five fixtures. As this additional $4 affects the "ultimate consumer" or homeowner, we believe it will be of interest to readers of your newspaper to hear a few words on this subject. For over 15 years the fee charged was only 50 cents.for any number of fixtures and the money was paid into the city treasury. For the past three years the fee has been ?1 for the first five fixtures and 25 cents for each fixture thereafter, and the city treasure has no record of receiving any fees from this source. The purpose of a plumbing ordinance is to guard against insanitary plumbing installations and the enforcement officer is termed "plumbing inspector." He is required to be a person with practical experience in the business of plumbing together with other qualifications. Unforunate- ly we are required to submit our installations for inspection before an inspector who has had no more practical experience in the business of plumbing than we have had in the art of cutting diamonds. It is as unreasonable for us to have to arbitrarily comply with interpretations of an incompetent inspector as it would be for a member of the bar, a surgeon or pharmacist to appear before us for an examination and be forced to our viewpoint. Should the Hope Ordinance be construed' to mean some of the interpretations that are placed on H, then th City of Hope will require its home owners to install plumbing that is different from any code w ehave seen in our 25 years of practical experience, so different from the "Recommended Minimum Requirements for Plumbing' 'as scientifically arrived at by the Alabama Sena To Be Question By Commit! . ^ 'H Indications Po Widespread Violations In Bulletins A 700-mile-an-hour flight ten miles above the earth! That's the swift voyage through the stratosphere planned for this newly built monoplane, shown here at a field near Berlin. Note the chambers which will,, supply oxygen for the plane's engines in the rare upper atmosphere, and the hermetically scaled cabin> for the pilots. The plane has a wing span of 82 feet and a crude oil motor. •' • Etter Takes Over Washington Paper * i . Xelegr.aph Returns ,to th Great Grandson of Founder—Established 1839 The Washington Telegraph, Hemp stead county's 92-year-old weekly newspaper at the county-scat town was taken over Thursday by its own er, W. H. Etter, Jr., from F. C. Hawkins, who had managed it for the las three years. Mr. Hawkins began publication Thursday of a new weekly paper a Washington called the Hempsteac County News. Under Mr. Etter's hand the Telegraph appeared Thursday, Vol. 92, No •18, in a bright new dress. The Washington Telegraph was founded in 1839 by young Mr. Etter's great grandfather' of the same name, who came clown the Ohio river on a raft from Pittsburgh, Pa., floatec down the Mississippi to the mouth o; Red river, and came up the Red to locate at Washington, then the principal trade and military post of this section of Arkansas. When the Washington Telegraph was founded, there were only two other newspapers in Arkansas, the •Arkansas Gazette, first at Arkansas iPost, and later at Little Rock; and one other paper. in the suit, son of the aged pencil vender, contracted a disease while in the service of his country in 1917-18 and when he was discharged because of physical disabilities he "disappeared from the face of the earth." The suit recites the mother's attempts to collect his insurance and the refusal of the veterans' bureau to pay it, chiefly because there was no death certificate to prove Sargent is dead. A short time ago the county probate court issued a certificate alleging the man "legally dead." Sargent was his wother's sole support, the woman claimed, and she could not keep up the insurance payments after lie had been discharged. No word of Sargent has been received by his mother sines the day of his discharge, the suit avers. States that the larger plumbing supply houses and manufacturers do not carry in stock material required under the interpretation as placed on it. We are sure the homeowners are not acquainted with the facts as above stated and believe it is of interest to them to know that there has been no official report tendered 1 the city as to the permits issued, or the fees collected as required by law, but that this information is confined solely to the plumbing inspector, and checks made to this office are cashed indiscriminately at drug stores, news stands and such for his private gain. SHIVER BROTHERS. By Harry Shiver. Dec. 3. 1931 Hope. Ark. Supreme Court Justice Turns to Ballooning OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla.—(#>)— The one-time "flying chief justice" of Oklahoma is now a balloonist. Charles W. Mason, who retired from the state supreme bench last January, has completed a course at Fort Sill army balloon school and graduated with a night solo flight. The 45-yeor-old attorney became lUT.sU'il in uvialiiin llux'e years uiio. Thorough Inquiry Farm Board Sought Norris Drafts Resolution Calling for Such Investigation WASHINGTON —(#>)— Investigation cf the Federal Farm Board, proposed in the Senate by Senator Norris, Nebraska Republican, who drafted a resolution, for Thursday introduction next week, calling for a thorough inquiry by (lie Agricultural Committee into every phase of the boards two years operations, particularly in loans and stabilization activities. Diversification Wins Favor at Richmond Injured Fatally Jim Crawford of Near Ar kadelphia Victim of Accident ARKADELPHIA — Jim Crawford aged 35, was struck by an automobile on the highway about four an da half miles south of Arkadelphia at 5:30 p. m. and killed instantly. Jim Lacey, 19, of Shreveport, La./was driver of the car. A jury, empaneled by Coroner Alva Harris, after an inquest lasting nearly two hours, returned a verdict of accidental death. Crawford and his father-in-law, Ed Manning, were walking on the left side of the highway en route to their home. They had been constructing a gasoline filling statiin nearby. The automobile appeared suddenly from beyond a hill,. It was not yet dark, and the car's lights had not been turned on. Another automobile was approaching from the opposite direction. Crawford apparently did not see Lacey's car, a Chevrolet sedan. Lacey said he was unable to swerve his machine sufficiently to avoid striking Crawford. In the automobile with Lacey were Five hitch-hikers, including a man and liis wife. All of them testified before ;he coroner's jury, their testimony being substantially the same as Lacey's Manning also testified, declaring he believed the accident to have been unavoidable. So great was the impact when the car struck Crawford that the bumpers and fender were bent and one of he headlights knocked off. Both of Crawford's legs were broken, and he uffered head and internal injuries. After the accident, Lacey drove in- o Arkadelphia and returned to the cene with the coroner. Crawford is survived by his wife, me child and his father.. They came lere recently from Texas. WASHINGTON.- (#J - Senator Norrls predicted Thursday that Uit Republican stalwarts of the Senate would find the re-election of Senator Moses, as president pro tern "an impossibility" while unreveal- Ing the startegy by which he believes Moses will be unseated there is an indication that he and several other Republicans would vcte for another Republican, rather than for a Democratic candid- date. BROWNSVILLE, Tcxas-:(/P)-A radiogram, received by the, Pan American Aviation Company from the 'San- Salvador ' office said, "street, fighting and shooting throughout the city was due to a rebellion of a political party. The situation seemed, grave," said the unsigned message which was broken off before completion. LITTLE ROCK—(£>)-The 1932 meeting of the Little Rock Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, will be held at Tcxarkana, according to a vote by that body in Conference at Little Rock Thursday. efeatedBy Eleven Counties in Minnesota Woman's Cows Thrive on Aim at Lower 1932 Taxes Bread and Doughnuts ST. PAUL. Minn.—(/P)—Pocketbooks of 72 Minnesota counties have been snapped shut by boards of commissioners upon taxpayers' insistent demands for lower taxes next year. The action, in most instances, has followed tax protest meetings of farm- : available -n f "r'ni{ficld are purchased crs and residents in village and town- and traiun.- ilc:l tu the Brower farm, ir- areas. On the basis of 1932 bud- P m-1 •• i- < • vn M'-s. Brnwrr ts an estimated reduction of $li.-ir lias U'cii cffoclod. Wife, Son, 12, Held In Lasso Slaying Woman Says She Roped Husband When He Threatened Boy FORT PAYNE, Ala.-(/P)-A frail, 42-year-old mother who told officers she "lassoed" her husband with a vope which caused his death by choking, and her 12-year-old son. were placed in the DeKalb county jail Wednesday charged with murder. Warrant for the arrest of Mrs. Willie Roberts and her son. Albert Wood, was issued after the woman led officers to a bin in the rear of her home, where the body of William Roberts. 53, husband and step-father of two, was found buried beneath a pile of cotton seed. Mrs. Roberts told Sheriff Pope she fashioned a noose out of a rope and slipped it over her husband's head early last Sunday when he attempted to attack her son with a knifeq. The woman said her husband ran into the back yard as she tugged at the rope and he collapsed after attempting to leave through a back gate. With the sid of a younger son, • s she could use even more, find- she said the body was lifted into th? .: the 'luv.iil ni.ilii.:; L'MvlK'iii K'l-il. I'iu. RICHMOND. Ark .- Attention of farmers of the Richmond area is he- ing turned to uuttle, hogs and poultry after the realization that something other than cotton must be produced if they are to b.; successful. Failure cf the quorum caurt to ap- l.'ropruilo funds for county agents' work has not deterred farmers from to diversify, thoy declare. ; SPRING FIELD. Mo.-(/l J j—Mrs/An- i'ii K. Bower has something new in ! il'e way uf a dairy herd feed. She yives her 26 cows doughnuts and bread as j.-ait of their ration. All the stale doughnuts and bread • »'•"" " •'-•"*.••-' •' ">^^-"*'~;,'i*-..i".T-^^^-npM T-T—i.<^,T-:*** Howard County'Tearn'Are Victorious in Annual Grid Battle Playing on a field, soggy from recent heavy rainfall, Nashville defeated Hope Wednesday night in a hard fought football game, the annual Turkey Day clash, postponed from last Thursday. The score at the final whistle stood 20 to 6 in favor of the visiting team. Nashville, came with a team outweighing the'local eelven and from early in the game it was apparent that the game would end in victory for them, even 'a large score was predicted by many from the sidelines. Hope has had a good team this year. It is true that the victories have not equalled the losses as far as the scores have been concerned, but they have played good clean football and have been matched against some of the outstanding teams of south Arkansas. The final game of the season was witnessed by a large crowd, many coming from Nashville and other near-by towns. Admits His Part in Louisiana Robbery Half Starved and Worn, E. L. Patterson Gives Up to Officers SHREVEPORT, La.—(^-Sheriff T. R. Hughes said Tuesday night that E. L. Patterson, 50, surrendered Tuesday and admitted participation in a robbery near Vivian in which Charlie Jones, 37-year-old store owner, was fatally wounded. Sheriff Hughes said Patterson was half starved and worn out from exposure when he surrendered near Serepta. After recital of incidents of the affray, Sheriff Hughes said Patterson was confronted by Doris Tolett, 29, who is held in connection with the •obbery and slaying. Tolett, according to the sheriff, had )reviously confessed part in the holdup, b,ut said Patterson did the shoot- ng. Victim Dies Jones died ' Tuesday in Highland sanitarium in Shreveport after lingering almost a week with a bullet wound in his stomach. Tolett was captured last week atfer being slgihtly wounded by Elmer Wilkerson, a member of the sheriffs posse. The shooting occurred November 24, one of the bandits turning his gun on Jones as he entered the store and surprised them in the act of rifling the cash drawer of his little store atf- cr subduing Charles Briey, a clerk. The bandits, became frightened atfer Jones fell to the floor and dashed from the store without completing the robbery. A suspect In the case was arrested here last Friday by a special agent of the Kansas City Southern railway. Committee to Conli Contest Brought' . Senator Heflin m Oi New Mexico Senator of the Committee in .:• Hearing WASHINGTON - (#)- The'fejj of the election of John M. Bankh as Democratic Senator f^rom Alal was questioned Thursday uva^rj. to the Senate Sub Elections Commit by Chairman Hastings, citing-a spread violation of election lawsfi indications of > fraud. A committee set up,to contest raised by Senator; J feated candidate, adjourned wi action, awaiting the arrival ro ator Bratton, Democrat, of Nep, ico, a member of the committee? ;. Hasting called a meeting for<l afternoon to hear the ar| the opposing counsel on i Bankhead had spent- over**$ his campaign, whereas Hie, ?*«* / MA M'Neil Island To Get Ralph Cap ••••••'• ••> •/'^i ; a Brother of Gang Overlor to Be Transferred From -- •' •' - •'"' WASHINGTON gang wihich is rapidly changing 'its headquarters to federal prisons be minus at least one leader at enworth, ' • - — The federal government has decided to move Ralph Capone, brother of A}fm to McNeil Island, in Pugent Sound,?" to serve Ms three year sentence " iax evasion. - j V; 1 Ralph began his sentence at Leaven*', worth about three weeks ago, joining ;wo of the. Capone men at the pj ?rank Nitti, known as the "enf.o for the gang, started an 18-month ence there last January'11, and Guizik started a year-and-a-day sen!. .ence June 6. " "S Al Capone and three of his gang air* ies are in a fair way to join their cnl- "* \ eagues in Leavenworth unless the • j% [overnment decides to send them «)»$$ VTcNeil Island or Atlanta or one oTf SI he other prisons. • /f''J Al is in Cook county jail at Chicago ' "a iwaiting the outcome of an appeal $ from a sentence of 10 years in Leaven- "% worth and Jack Guzik, brother of JS Sam, is at liberty on bond pending an- "^ peal from a five year sentence to •*$ Leavenworth. Frank Lake and Ter- i>4 ranee Rruggan, also Capone. men, •§ have pleaded guilty to tax evasions L r f,« and may be sentenced this week, Wife, Son, He was still reported being held, despite further developments in the City Neighborhood Units ForAmerica Urge Legislation for Pur* chase of Large Land Tract* Near Cities WASHINGTON-^)-City neighborhood units were held up. Thursday as a goal for America by a committee on housing and community of J*resi- ient Hoover's conference on hcjme Building and ownership, which wgeg hat slums and blighted areas be eliminated and state legislation be enacted to buy large tracts for the development of such neighborhood units. Liquor Is Discovered in Abandoned Awttt MENA, Ark.—The owner of a fast traveling coupe can obtain it by up- plying to Sheriff John E. Joplin, Deputies halted the car on a highway near the Oklahoma line and the occupants did not stop to reveal their identity. Seven gallons of newjy made Oklahoma moonshine whisky was found in the car. and Sheriff Joplin is holding the coupe aijd iho j liquor until ownership i.s pi\.v n.

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