Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 4, 1931 · Page 1
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» ' NM ' With, two fttfw •twy MM la the tft*. peralure not ffBetUlt nlfht, Cooler lit North Saturday. VOLUME 33—NUMBER 44 Jttt ot Hop* founded 1«99| Mop* D.llv Pr»» Contollditfrt «« Hep* St«, Jdmwqr 18, MOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4,1931 )—Metnt AMoeUted Prttt.' A)—M«n« N«w«p»p« AH'B. PRICE POLITICAL MACHINES REA DeQueen Bank Is Robbed of $7,000 Early Thursday Second Robbery of First National Bank Within Past Year BANDITS ESCAPE Over $500 in Silver Is Overlooked by Robbers in Daring Holdup DEQUEEN, Ark.—Two bandits who held up the First National Bank of DcQuocn at noon Thursday and dashed away with $7000 had apparently made good their escape Thursday night. Sheriff Jim Button of Sevier county returned here late Thursday after spending the afternoon across the Oklahoma boundary line searching for the two. Although Russell McKlnney reported that he saw two men run from the bank and drive west in an automobile, the motor of which had been left running. Sheriff Sutton said Thursday night that he did not believe the two had headed for Oklahoma. , Bandits Escape With the single exception of McKinney, Sheriff' Sutton said no one had seen the bandits leave the bank and that he was without clue which might lead to their capture. The Sheriff professed ignorance of a report that three youths had been held at Gillham, 12 miles nourth of here." for questioning in the robbery. It was 'reported that they were later re- Ceased after providing an alibi. Two other youths were—s4so taken from a train at Texarkana ,"At were released. ,! Alk surrounding towns and cities 3»ad 'JBt.*dt(iKi/ied of ($<*. robbery w an'l officers were instructed"!* pick up all suspicious persons. Assistant Cashier Terry Hunsucker, who was the only official in the bank at the time of the holdup, said two men, one about five feet two, and the other five feet six, entered the bank about 12:30 and that one man drew a pistol from a newspaper. A. O. Williams, bank customer, was forced to lie on the floor with Hunsuckcr while the two scooped up $7000 in currency, passing up between $500 and $600 in silver. While the two men were on the floor, Mrs. B. Gatewood, of Dallas, entered the bank. She was unaware of the holdup and injuired as to why she could get no service, "We're rdb- bina the bank," one of the bandits told her as he ordered her to march into a vault with Hunsucker and Williams. Mrs. Gatewood dropped her purse and fainted in the president's office. The bandits fled after putting the two men in the vault. They failed to throw the combination and Hunsuckcr opened the vault door a few minutes after the bandits lied and sounded the alarm. The robbery Thursday was the second within a year for a DeQueen bank, three men having held up Hunsucker last December 26, and escaped with $14,500, Charles Tobin, 40-year- old cripple, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to seven years in the penitentiary. The other two have never been apprehended. Methodists Plan to Consolidate Consolidation of Two State Conferences Is Being Sought LITTLE ROCK-(/P)-A commission to study a proposed consolidation ol the two conferences of the Methodic Episcopal Church South, in Arkansas was authorized Friday at the annual meeting of the Little Rock conference. Bishop Hoyt M. Dobbs was instructed to name the mcmebrs of the commission to meet with a similar commission, recently appointed by the North Arkansas Conference. Music Club Will Render 'Messiah' Rehearsals Under Way by Mrs. R. A. Boyett, Local Musician Mrs. Ralph Routon, president of the Friday Music Club, announces a presentation of Handel's Oratorio, "The Messiah' 'at the First Methodist church on Sunday evening, December 13, at 7:30 o'clock..- / There will be no evening services at the other churches of the city on this day. . The choral department of the Friday Music Club will sing, assisted by a group of the best male voices in town. The .Messiah is the .tnost .popular oratoriS"eve> wfHtjm and Is given at Christmas-tide all over the world, wherever there is a group of cultured musicians. Mrs. R. A. Boyett is the director and is a musician with much experience, with oratories and directing choruses. She has been rehearsing the chorus for some weeks and a treat is in store for the music loving public on this occasion. Girl Takes $3,000 In Pantages Suit $1,000,000 Action Brought in Attack Case Settled Out of Court Two Men Held in El Dorado Holdup Former Texarkanian One' of Pair Jailed Over Store Robbery EL DORADO, Ark.—Charged with robbery in connection with the holdup of the Piggly Wiggly store at Smackover last Saturday night, W. P. Dickert, 30, former steeotyper for a local newspaper, and Louis Mullins, 25. grocery clerk, were in the Union county jail Thursday night following their arrest by county officers. The two were arrested by Constable Johnny Daniels and Deputies B. A. Hancock and Walter Vanhook at the home of Mullins' mother, Mrs. Jim Rowland three miles west of El Dorado on the Magnolia highway. The arrests were made on descriptions furnished by the employees of the grocery stroe who officers say have identified Dickert as one of the pair. Neither of the men has made a statement, and bond .has not been set. Preliminary hearing will be held Friday morning before Judge Floyd E. Stein in municipal court. Dickert came to El Dorado several years ago from Fouke. Ark,, and recently returned to El Dorado from the East Texas oil field, where he was said 1 to have made considerable money in the hotel business. Mullins formerly worked £or the Figgly Wigg^ store. The store was robbed of approximately $600 by two unmasked men who entered at closing time and forced the cashier to turn over the day's re- ceip's, Dickert was employed i,» Texar- Icaiia frvcinl yonr.s ago. LOS ANGELES—(/P)—An abrupt end to the Alexander Pantages-Eunice Pringle attack tiase was reached Thursday. The co-ed dancer settled for $3,000 a $1,000,000 damage suit pending against the theatrical magnate as the result of an alleged criminal attack. Accompanied by Mrs. Irene Pringle and Dr. Lewis A. Pringle, her parents, Miss Pringle appeared before Superior Judge M. F. McComb where lawyers for the dancer and Pantages stipulated to the settlement. She will receive $2,100, the balance going to her lawyer. Last Friday Pantages was acquitted at his retrial granted by the State Supreme Court after he had been convicted more than two. years ago. The retrial was granted on grounds that testimony concerning Miss Pringle's moral character had been stricken from the records and should have been allowed. Miss Pringle's civil suit was filed several weeks after the conclusion of the first trial in 1929. The trial had been set for January. SAYS: Report Slated Soon Upon Steel Rail Probe WASHINGTON.-^)—A report on an investigation to determine whether steel rail producers combined to fix prices is expected shortly by the justice department. Attorney General Mitchell said Thursday a justice department investigator would return in a few days from Denver "prepared to make a report." The • investigation was undertaken sometime ago after Senator Couzens, of Michigan, asserted in the senate that steel rail prices continued on a high level despite downward fluctuations of materials. Previously the interstate commerce commission had suggested investigation. The attorney general said the report might be merely a'progress' report, or might show the invsetigation had been completed. ' C. C. Membership Drive Next Week Ralph Routon Entertains New Board With Duck Dinner Ralph Routon entertained the board of directors of Hope Chamber of Commerce Thursday night at Grassy Lake with a fine duck dinner as ever was served in Hcmpstoad county. The retiring president was host to the new board at .its'. regular December meeting, the.scene being laid In Mr.»-Routon's'fclutJH&use on a'fam- ous duck hunting grounds about 20 miles from the city. Twelve of the 18 directors were present, as follows: Alex Washburn, Ralph Routon, Frank Ward, Carter Johnson, W. R, Anderson, R. L. Gosncll, C. C. Spragins, E. E. Austin, Terrell Cornelius, Pat Duffe, Roy Anderson, George Ware. Following the duck dinner'members of the board held a business meeting, deciding to stage the annual membership campaign next .week. A finance-membership commtitee will be announced over the week-end lo take charge of the canvassing. Salvador In Hands of Military Group After Street Fight Elections of New Leaders Expected Within Next 48 Hours State Auditor To Appear in Movie Warner Brothers to Make "Believe It Or Not" Film at Once If a person ee» do all his Christ- iv> v shopping at Qui t'mc, U's a LITTLE ROCK—While State Auditor J. Oscar Humphrey, who was featured in a Ripley "Believe It or Not" cartoon several months ago as ihe best "no handed" marksman and automobile driver ill the country, was on a quail hunt Thursday a tele- am was received at his office rogrmf jram was received at his office from Samuel Sax, manager of Warner Bros. Vitaphone studio at Brooklyn, N, Y., asking him to participate in the making of a "Believe It or Not" motion picture. Mrs. Humphrey and employes of Ihe auditor's office accepted the invi- lation for Mr. Humphrey before he <new it had been extended. Arrange- jements were made by Warner Bros. :hrough Joseph Shrader, Little Rock photographer, to have a short mo,ion picture film made showing Mr. rlumphrey firing at targets at short and long range, driving an automobile and doing other things that appeal- difficult for a person without hands or arms. The film will be sent to the Brook- yn studios to be reproduced as part of a Ripley picture, which will be released for showing in theaters throughout the country within a few weeks. Local Musician To Sing Over RWRH Mrs. Ralph Routon to Be Heard on Air Sunday Night, December 6 Mrs. Ralph Routon, will broadcast from KWKH, Shreveport, La., at 11:30 p. in. Sunday night, December 6th. She will play her own compositions and accompany Professor Andrew I Lawrence Quattlebaum of the Centenary College department of music, who will sing songs composed by Mrs. Routon. This program is being presented by i-esuests of friends of Mrs. Routon, wes recently h^ard in a program over Iliis .•;:unt slnlion. HEAVY FIGHTING President Barricaded i n Palace During Battles Thursday SAN SALVADOR.—(/P)—Military junta governed the republic of Salvador Friday following a short lived 1 revolt Thursday which resulted in sharp fighting and the flight of President Arturo Araujo from the country, The military group assumed complete : control after the fighting had ceased and prepared to secure the ratification of congress until elections can be held 1 . Elections are anticipated within the next 48 hours. President Barricaded President Araujo was barricaded in the palace at San Salvador, surrounded by loyal troops and National Guardsmen under Gen. Armando Llanos during fierce fighting. The rebels Were said to have been aided by the First Infantry regiment. A Salvadorean airplane arrived here and its occupants, Pilot Julio Sosa and two other aviators, were 1 arrested as fugitive rebels. Troops in the interior of Salvador were reported to have remained loyal to President Araujo. Clashes- in Streets Heavy fighting took place in . the streets of San Salvador, and firearms were brouajtf: into .play, in. seyej^,j stnaces.' The 'situation was said to. be "very grave," although a state of>siege' has been in effect since July. . , President Araujo was said to have ordered that no airplanes should land at or depart from the city until the movement had been brought under control. The republic of Salvador, 140. miles long and 60 miles wide, has had a troubled history since it gained its independence from Spain in 1821. • Late in 1927 the government put down an uprising and 1 executed two army officers. In 1929 a plot to assassinate President Bosque was thwarted and the leaders arrested. Disturbances, said to have been inspired by Communists, occurred in 1930. Scnor Araujo was elected early this year to succeed Dr. Bosque. The balloting was without disorder as the result of strenuous precautions taken by authorities. Martial law subsequently was declared because of at> tacks against the government in opposition newspapers. '• ••-•. Labor Head Asks Work, Not Charity Five-Day Week of Seven Hours Daily on Job Urged to Council WASHINGTON — (/P) —A vigorous demand for work, "not charity and relief" was laid before the senate manufactures subcommittee Thursday by William Green .president of the American Federation of Labor. Green pleaded for a five-day week with seven hours daily on the job, to distribute work among the unemployed. If industries insist upon working employees 50 hours weekly, he said there will be a permanent unemployment problem. "If every employable person who wanted a job had one, the total work for each would be 35 hours weekly," he said, adding "there's work enough for all on the basis of a five-day week seven hours a day." Green saaid he opposed unemployment insurance as a program for handlnig a permanent problem. He said it was up to industry, however, to take care of employees displaced by mechanization or for other reasons. "Other Woman" Involved In Love Triangle Tangle ^ an unknown young woman sends notes to your fiance during a dinner date, when she calls him "darling" and "sweet-heart-dearest" in a most affectionate tone, and when the man's explanations are clumsy and Jiesitating, arc you justified 1 in breaking the engagement? i Ann Fenwlck's answer is "Yes." Even though the engagement has lasted eight years it should be broken, according' to Ann. She is one angle i>t' a triangle love tangle involving jPhll Ecroyd, lawyer, and Letty King, file clerk, in the new serial, "Three Kinds of Love," by Kay Cleaver Stfahan. I (The problems of the long engage- mjmt are presented in this story of three- modern girls and how they met romance.. Ann, engaged for. eight years to Ecroyd, sees a younger, livelier rival win him away from her. • Among the indictments' of the long- drawn-out engagement offered in the hovel are following: 1 (1) It binds a young couple without giving them the happiness of home life. ; X2) It steals the glamour from love, making it commoplace and taken for granted. . . ' fa) It is almost certain to lead to disagreements and quarrels which eventually will cause an open break arid much unhappiness. "Three kinds of Love" introduces other problems of modern young people. Its characters are likable, and Senator Robini of Arkansas Wi Head Democrai —8 Bulletins WASHINGTON (^-Republican independent foes of Senator Moses, as president protem of the Senate stayed away Friday from the regular Republican conference, called to organize the party machine for this session. TOKYO, Japan.—(jP)—The war department Friday ordered a detachment of a railway regiment of the Imperial guards division to proceed to Manchuria, explaining that the .additional force would assist in repair work, made necessary by increasing bandit raids. SANDRINGHAM, England—(/P) —Queen Mary is reported to be ill with a slight cold. Ann Fenwick appealing. You can't afford to miss a single chapter. "Three Kids of Love" begins next Wednesday in Hope Star. Officers on Trail [Overstreet Talks fof two Kidnapers ,i Filling Station Manager Held Up McCRORY—A pair of highwaymen and kidnapers are being sought by officers .of three counties. Their victims were J. L. Gardner, manager of (V ie Arkmo Lumber yards at Wynne, Cross county, and Drew Douglas, operator of a gasoline filling station a mile east of McCrory, Woodruff county. The highwaymen first appeared at the Arkmo mill and held up Gardner. After robbing him of approximately $30, they forced him into their car and drove to the Home service station operated by Douglas. They lost little time looting the station money drawer of its contents, about $8, Douglas also was forced to get into the robbers' car, The two kidnaped men were taken to a negro church about 18 miles north of McCrory, where they were tied up and stripped of part of their clothing. Then the kidnapers drove away in the direction of Newport. Gardner and Douglas freed themselves in a short time. Sheriff Smith of Woodruff county, who was in the community, was on the trail of the robbers within a few minutes. Officers of Cross and Jackson counties; mmediately set out in purusit. The robbers threatened their victims with a sawed-off shotgun. nans President of Mf gholia A. & M. Speaks on ECO.- . nomic Outlook Although there are some individual lessons in thrift to be learned as a result of the panic, the fact remains that American society must find some real solution for unemployment, President C. A. Overstreet of Magnolia A. & M. .college told Hope Rotary club at its luncheon Friday noon in Hotel Balow. Denying that he was the pessimist some of his friends thought him to be, Mr. Overstreet said society had a pressing need to face the facts,if it expected ever to find a way out of the business gloom into which the world was plunged.in 1929. Other guests besides Mr. Overstreet were four members of the Stamps Rotary club who came hero in a body for Friday's luncheon. The Stamps Rotary club who came here in a body for Friday's luncheon. The Stamps Rotarians were: Ross Crane, Claud Cox, Phil Carpenter and M. L. Dudney. Negro Sought By Possie Near Stamps Accused of Attack Upon Mrs. Artie Clark Near Falcon STAMPS^ 'Ark.—Frank ''Catfish/ Moore, negro, accused of an attack Wednesday upon Mrs.'Artie Clark o) Nevada county, was being sought Thursday night-in dense woods, of •BriiicaW'creek, Ib'jnHes.'ritoijth'-of'"here Meetings Planned By Wmj. Group First of 25 Sessions Starts at Washington Friday Morning WASHINGTON -(>?)— A call for "real friends of prohibition" to rally aeai nsl resubmission of the 18th amendment to state conventions came Friday from Mrs. Ella A. Boole, president of the Wpmans Christian Temperance Union in an address, opening a four day regional couferen:e of that Pioneer Resident of Texarkana Dies Sister of Mrs. S. G. Norton of This City Succumbs to Heart Attack TEXARKANA—Mrs. J. W. Stuart, 67, wife of the late James W. Stuart, pioncai' Texarkanu publisher, died suddenly from a heart attack at 2 a. m. Thursday at the family home, 301 West Broad street. Mrs. Stuart had been a resident of the city for 40 years, coming here from Forrest City, Ark. She was born at Natchitoches, La., the daughter of Dee W. Davis and third cousin of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. Her husband was one of the early publishers of the Texarkana Courier which was founded in 1900. He sold out his interests in 1909 to C. E. Palmer who changed the name of the paper to the Four States Press. It became the Texarkana Gazette. Mrs. Stuart is survived by two brothers, DeWitt Davis. Texarkana. and David F. Davis. Hope, one sister, Mrs. S. G. Norton, of Hope. Ark., two sons, Jack D. Stuart and Dee W. Stuart, of Texarkana, two grandchildren, Blanche Eevelyn Stuart and Jack Collins Stuart, and five stepchildren. A. C. Stuart, L. R. Stuart and Mrs. Jim Hughes, of Texarkana, Ed Stuart of Brink ley. Funeral services will be held at L:SO p, m. Friday. Epworth League To Present Pageant Public Invited to Attend Program at Methodist Church Dec. 13 The Epworth League of the Methodist church will give a pageant at the church hour Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The public is invited, Following is the program: Prelude—Mildred Valentine. Song. Scripture Lesson—Mabel Barnum. Prayer—Mr. John P. Cox. Song. Offertory. Violin Solo—George Ruffin shall. t'ageant: "A Pinch in the Office." Song. Benediction. Mar- Press Three Miners Dead After FaHof Rock Three Seriously Injured and One Has Narrow Escape SCRANTON. Pa.—(/P)—Bodies of three mine workers, killed by a fall of rock, were removed early Friday from the Capouse Colliery. Two others were injured and a sixth had a narrow escape. Those dead are: Arthur Jones, Andrew Galaida and Henry Skrec. where he waft; reported to have fled following the attack nearFalcon; small community in Nevada county. Five Stamps. citizens,. hastily deputized, headed by Deputy Sheriff G ver Cummings, were stationed in the woods awaiting the negro's surrender. It was believed he would be captured* early Friday. Considerable feeling aroused in the county when first news of the attack came 'had subsided Thursday night and officers were anticipating no mob violence in event the negro is caught. The attack occurred in the Clark automobile late Wednesday afternoon after Clark had left the negro in the automobile with his wife while he walked to a nearby house to prepare a herd of mules which the negro was to drive back to Stamps. Mrs. Clark said she fought the negro away from her and screamed. The negro fled Into the woods as .Clark ran toward the car after hearing the screams of his wife. Mr, and Mrs. Clark took the negro with them from Stamps to Falcon in their automobile Wednesday afternoon, intending to leave him there to drive the mules back to Stamps. Moore had been working for Clark several months, doing carpenter work about Clark's place and other odd jobs in Stamps. Arriving at the house at which the mules were kept, Clark parked^ ^* automobile and walked to the house. He left Mrs. Clark and the negro sitting in the machine, A. Tatom, Stamps city marshal, said the negro served a term in the penitentiary in 1921 for attacking a 12- year-old negro girl. The woods were searched Wednesday night, but members of the posse refused to give up the case Thursday in the belief that the negro would be found near where the attack occurred. It was not believed that the negro was armed, •_•_<__•_•• ^ ^ Mrs. Caraway Not Conference 4 Congress Convenes in 1 ular Session Next Monday TO SAET BANKHJ Democrats Say No for Refusing Seat tt Alabaman WASHINGTON.- (/P) -Senate.] publicans and Democrats organ their machines without a hitch ] but the Republican Independents! opposing the re-election of Moses, prseident pro tern of ate have absented themselves,)' their party conference. . *-• Two parties will go into ihe opening Monday, with the ganizations. Watson, of Indiana, will Republicans and Robinson of sas, the Democrats. Mrs. Hattie Caraway' of'i recently appointed to,succ< husband, did- not attend. cratic parley Friday, but is' to be present on roll call, w any attempt is'made'to from taking the oath' of office^ Democratic leader, Roblnsort,J|,, nounced following the party/'cqnf< ence that those present 'agreedl'" there was no basis for refusing-a^ to Bankhead, either in precedent in,fact. Held For Wrecking Train; Gives A!! . ' ' . - : ^ "^ Texan Will Be Released; Investigation in Gurdon ' Crash Continued ARKADELPHIA—J. H. Lyons, _,„ Victoria, Texas, proved an alibi to saV f , itfy Clark county officers Thursdffyi| afternoon that he was not'implocaie|l" in the wercking of a Mis'ouri Paeffip 1 freight train near Gurdon early Wedjj' nesday, Sheriff Alfred Duke gaid^ Thursday night. ">E I, It Convicts Go on Strike Protesting Pen's Food CORBORA. Argentine.-- (/P) —Nine hundred convicts in the penitentiary here have gone on a hunger strike in protest against the prison food, the and infliction of solitary confinement, water. Four Slightly Hurt As Bus Overturns Shoulder of the Highway Crumbles Under Weight of Heavy Machine An aged woman, a young girl and two men were slightly injured Thursday night when a southbound mis- souri Pacific bus skidded off the highway three and a half miles north of here, and overturned into a ditch. The injured were taken to a local hospital and treated and then returned to a hotel. They refused to give their names. The accident occurred when the driver of the bus attempted to swerve the machine around an automobile wrecker which was parked in the road. The weaight of the heavy machine caused the shoulder of the highway to give way and the bus overturned into a ditch which contained about three feet of water. Six other passengers and the driver of the bus escaped injury. They were removed from the overturned machine through the windows. The aged WQJB$B was. strangling in the Lyons will not be released tintH'> Friday, however, the sheriff said. - ,',' The suspect furnished the namft'u^ a motorist in whope auto he was ridinff^ _ at the time of the train wreck "and t^l officers at Victoria were elephoned * Thursday afternoon to finally estab-J lished the identity of the suspect, ae<cording to Sheriff Duke. The story originally told by Ly,ons j whe nhe was given a ride by Sheriff \ Duke on the highway near the wreck'., Wednesday mornjfig, in which a n_u.r0- jf her of discrepancies were found,-was :; cleared up Thursday afternoon when the suspect underwent a thorough grilling in the Clark county jfiil., i The prisoner proved that he was,, many miles north of Gurdon on the day before the wreck and was riding toward Gurdon with the motorist whose name he gave and who later .corroborated his statement at the \ time of the wreck. , • Sheriff Duke continued the investigation Thursday night in hopes of additional arrests. Clues were however and no arrests were dieted immediately. The engine and 14 cars of the f reiaht, train were derailed. Missppri P«T , cific offiicals declared the rails .jl§4 been tampered with and expressed Belief that the attempt had been dir. reeled toward the Sunshine, crack passenger which was scheduled to pass the scene an hour later at its speed of between 60 and 70 miles hour. Railway officials who rushed here from Little Rock Wednesday had returned to their offices Thursday. New Fixtures in Gurdon Post Office GURDON, Ark.—New fixtures for the post office have been received and installed together with equipment needed. Heretofore the fixtures belonged to Mr. O'Neal of Hope, who owns the building in which the office is located, but new and better equipment has been sent here by the government and the old has been discarded. The office now has a more attr?c*ive appjp^rance and the CTY u- knee far exceed^ the old flx'.uras.

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