Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 7, 1931 · Page 1
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/fc^^r/ >1P? ;^7>ilt>o^;\> y * 'K „**„ V,f ^ , , / , <•.>'< •' . . ItQNDAY, DECEMBER 7,1931 : VOLUME 33—NUMBER 46 HOPE,AR Star ef Mop* fAUndtd i f»2?| CahMlldtlct |4 Htffit Chas. Draper, Big Mountaineer, Is on Trial For Murder Confes.ed Slayer of Three Repudiates Statement, and Will Fight AWAITED STORK D r a p e r Or iginally Confessed So He Might See New Son IDABEL, Okla.—(/P)— Charles Draper, giant mountaineer, confessed slay- ;er of the three men, two in robbery and a third in making his escape October 18, was called to trial Monday for murder. - He admitted the triple murder on !thc condition that no action be taken against him until after the birth of ', an expected child; and after the birth he decided to resist efforts of the state to send him to the electric chair. A son was ( born to the Drapers No- .vcmber 15 at a farm home naerby. He pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder following the birth of his son. ; His confession related that he killed E. S. Campbell, 46, of Sprlngdale, 'Arkansas, a fruit grower and his companion Eugene Harris of near Antlers, Oklahoma in the robbery and Jack Odell, 18, when the latter went to investigate some shooting near his home.* Cotton Prices For Wee treitched, and Demand uickens « 1 . MEMPHIS— (U.: S. Dept. 'Agriculture)— The cotton market during •" the period November 28 to -December '4 was quiet With price changes slight. Demand for spot 'cotton was only fair 'with but little interest in buying of . raw cotton in evidence. , Some inquiries were said to have ' been directed to the grades of strict low middling and below, which are not more plehtiy in the offerings as a result of the rather general rains in wider areas of unpicked cotton. Demand for 'these lower grades was said to have come largely from merchants for covering older commitments. It was said that the holding movement on the part Of producers appeared to be further entrenched with the result that the asking basis by sellers continued rather steady. According to the Weather Bureau for the week ending December '1 in the western cotton belt frequent rains and wet fields were unfavorable for ' gathering the remaining outstanding cotton while the grade deteriorated because of rainfall. Average price middling 7-8 inch as compiled from the quotations of the ten 'markets December 4 was 5.70c compared with 5.65c November 27 and tjti 9.65c on the corresponding day a year |1P ligo. Reported sales in the ten mar- 7" kets for ,the past week amounted to 134,281 bales, compared with 152,428 and 1 121,957 for the corresponding week last season. On Tuesday, December 8th at 11:1)0 a. m. the government preliminary estimate of the 1931 cotton production and estimate acreage abandoned since July 1st will be released, The November 9th' indicated production fas 16,900,000 bales. Exports from August 1st to December 4th amounted to about 3,000,000 bales compared with about 3,400,000 for the like period the season before, Grade differences witnessed father slight revisions during the past' week and on December 4th the average 'of the ten markets for white good middling was 42 points on middling apd strict middling 25. The average for white strict low and low middling was 28 and 66 points off middling respectively. ' - •**+*> -Brookwood P.-T, A. to Hold "School Night" The Brookwood P.-T. A. will hold a "back to school" night on Tuesday, December 8, beginning at 7:30. All mothers and fathers having children in Brookwood are requested to be present. Those who attend are urged to bring a "regular" school lunch, a pencil and tablet. • The room having the most parents present will be given a prize. This will be an evening of enjoyment and for a good cause. ' >»««> P.-T. A. Study Group to Meet on Tuesday • The first meeting of the Junior- fenicr High School P.-T. A. study group will be held in the H^me Eco- cottage, Ttypsday' ofternopn, pf 8;h, a| 3;3p ' They're Easy on Dad's Bankroll Here are the four prize winners'in the/i-'H club girFs'dressrnaking con-' semi-tailored model; Louise; Morgan, EUchanan, Ga., cotton ^school dress; Mary'Mariey, 17,. Ashland', Miss., party dress, and^ Annette Yonkelowitz, 15, Hooperston, Illinois, tailored woolen dress.- Miss'Yonkelowite also won the grand sweepstakes J5rizfe for the best outfit of any of the four divisions, "»» costume 'cost $24.90. , , i •: ' ' • • . . ' ' • . • ; Her Burglar Returns Stolen Jewelery Owner Gets Property Aft- e> Placing Adyertise- ment in .Paper'. LAFAYETTE, La.—(/P)—There's a burglar in Lafayette—if he: hasn't loft town—who reads the local newspaper and who has n generous,, sporting instinct for which his victim, P. J. LeBlanc, is duly .grateful. After a house prowler stole a metal box containing three rings and his Navy service papers from his bedroom, LeBlanc appealed to 'the unknown burglar through the Advertiser, Lafayette afternoon dailyy, to return the papers, which, hp said, h^ valued more than the,rings. The next morning, the theft victim awoke and thought he was dreaming, for there under a bureau was the box, which with the rings and papers had been returned. A sharp tool used to pry open the box, was there ioo. It was then that the mangaing editor of the Advertiser began to wonder hopefully whether the generous burglar was one who stole his trousers and inserted in the paper's next edition the following notice: "Since Mr. LeBlanc's good luck has been revealed, the managing editor of the Adveritser is inclined to make an appeal of his own. He is minus some trousers which disappeared from his home recently. . Winter is coming on, times are not so good, and trousers are important. Burglars pleace take notice." FLAPPER FANNY 'SAY& - REO. U. S. PAT. OFF. Three Are Killed By Poison Liquor Police Hold Two Negroes for'Sudden Deaths at .Hot Springs HOT SPpiNGS.-(/P) r -An investigation was, started Mpnday : into the deaths of three Spanish .American war veterans as,a result, police believe, of poison'liquor, ' ' ' . ',Paul. Ryan, CO, Danville,'111.,..died last Friday; and William O'Neill, 66, Johnson City, Term., antf John M. O'Neal, Louis»*.le, Ky,', died Sunday 'night. ' Two negroes were held. The police said the veterans had been drinking before death, and liquor taken from O'Neal's stomach Was "being analyzed for poison. P«rple; wh^ f'nd H Ua«} to tlic I'me, will £i»4 some day that IJuj.f juts #ns,srd Uiciu. Two-Gun Man Slain By Texas Sheriff Officer Refuses to Explain Apparently Unprovok ed Killing RANKIN, Texas- (ff)—A Texas sheriff Sunday used 1 a sub-machine gun to kill Graham Barnett, border county "two-gun man" and former Texas ranger but refused to explain his action other than "I had to do it." The slayer, Sheriff W. C. Fowler, of Upton county, would make no other statement pending conclusion of a court of inquiry which began shortly after the shooting on Rankin's main street. Tony Hess, one of two men with Barnett in the latter's automobile, said the officer halted another machine about 20 paces from the victim's car, lowered a window of the'Fowler machine, thrust the muzzle of the maJ chine gun through the aperture and began shooting. Hess said the sheriff also called to him to "stand aside," before opening fire. • - • Barnett droppqd to the ground with seven bullet wounds in his body. Four bullets struck over the heart, one in the abdomen, one in the left shoulder and one in. the face. Witnesses said that Sheriff Fowler then stepped from his automobile and ordered Rhome Shivers, third occupant of ihe Barnett car, to come out of a lilling station office, • where he had fled. After instructing that Hess and Shivers be taken, (o the courthouse the sheriff searched Barnett's body and his automobile. On the body was an automatic pistol. U had not been fired. In the automobile were two rfiles an^ a sflwerl- i>ff shotgun. Jt was establUsed that iv, chMirun. one. rifle apd.the automatic belonged to Barnett. Sheriff Fowler •was not placed C. of C. Campaign For New Year if John P. Cox Heads Membership Committee of; -•; :• Three '.,|^ siXFIELb~GRX>u1»$ Drive Committee* Wi Meet Wednesday for; Conference ' f Hope Chamber of Commerce launch' its annual membership campaign Thursday morning. ...„. ,...«,. , Six canvassing teams and two general chairmen will meet in the chamber offices at 4 o'clock Wednesday, aftrenoon to make final plans, and the city canvass will begin the following morning. ..Committee Names : ' : :•'•••'• Drive committees will be: " General chairman, L. Carter Johnson and Robert Wilson. : ' '^ West side of-Elm street, and,",west: C. C. Spraglns, Tom McLarty and Pat Duffie. : ""'"""• East side of Elm street, east to alley between.Elm and Main:. B. M. Pat-; terson, Tully Henry and Jewellf Moore.' West side df Main, and : west ta'al-j ley: Terrell Cornelius, Albert Stone-; quist and Ed J. RephanV • -i ; ' •"•' East side of Main, to Walnut:. R. L. : Gosnell, Syd ; McMath and. L. . M. $6swell. • • , '•"'.• i • ; Walnut, street, .and ,,,east; B.- R. jimm, Lee Qiehtand E. M. McWil-l liams. , '.. ' . . •"'• .. ' ' ' • ", Industries: Jim Henry, H. O.. arid'i'Ira Halliburton) • , .. - ; , TKe drive coirnnUtees^were selected: at a meeting of the finahce and niem-! bership committee Monday tr at Ihe 'chamber 'offibelfc' 'This' tive committee had been selected last week by Alex. H. Washburn, president of the chamber,' and is composed of three men: John P. Cox, chairman; Frank Ward and Ralph Routon. The committee of three went. over the. names of the drive committee Monday, together, with last year's membership lists and budget schedules, . Mrs. Routon Gives Program on Radio Her Compositions Broadcast From Shreveport Sunday The .compositions of Mrs. Ralph Routon, Hope pianist and composer, were introduced to the radio audience on a special program broadcast from station KWKH for half an hour beginning at 11:15 Sunday night. The program introduced Prof. Andrew Quattle, of Centenary college, as tenor .accompanied by Mrs. Routon at the piano. The compositions were presented in two groups, including the following selections: Group One, "Clouds and Shadows," "Soft Rain," "To an Absent Friend," "Memories in a Garden;" Group Two, "Daffodils," "Gypsy Feet" and '.'Summer Brought the Flowers," Both the words and music of the last number were written by Mrs. Routon. The lyrics for the first group were the work of Mrs. Robert Emery, of Shreveport, with whpm Mrs. Routon has collaborated in a number of works. At the conclusion of the program Mrs. Routon-was invited to return in January and appear on a program of "Southern Composers which will be broadcast from KWKH on a Sunday -night. Fateful '"••f; • When Mary Frances Fenwick, Are- gon 'schoolgirl,; answered a' telephone call from her friend, Ermintoude Hill, she' had no idea the message was; to well i (.er,e a^ as thWA>f nerV two 'sisters., ,<Mary FKarices is an important character) in the new serial, "Three Kinds of Love, beginning Wednesday in The Star. (aid Sunday in North End of Hempstead •' • - - '_. * .''..-• : * Fornie Elder's Residence Is Raided by Two ' Sheriff., SEIZE MUCH LIQUOR Hempsfead on d Howard County Skefiff* Stage Joint Raid A.large-sized liquor plant was uncovered Sunday in a Hempstead coiin- y ; raid on the_horne"bf Pornle Elder, hree" miles', east of Nashville on the Blcvins-Nashville highway. Elder was arraigned in Hope Munic- pal Court Monday morning and fined 1 $50 • and costs. The raiding' warrant had i been issued by Miss Annie Jean Walker, clerk of the court. Sheriff John L. Wilson, Deputies C. E. Baker, W. L. Porter and A. L. Carrigan, of Hempstead, were accompanied by. Sheriff Roy Milwee and Depu. ty Reese of 'Howard, county on the raid.- .'• •' > . •. •", . • '' The Elder residence is located on'the' Hempstead county/side of the. lirie, the countyrlirie. being.less than'two •miles east of, Nashville. The' officers found .20. pint bottles of whisky hidden in the,grass, near the porch, and at about 30 yards distance 1 from Hie'house .discovered two half-gallon jars of; whisky. Ninety yards 'out they uncovered three. 10- gallon kegs and a siphon tube, containing all-told 17% gallons, of whisky. A;'fourth deposit of liquor was found about\a quarter, of a .mile from the residence, b^ing two "ID-gallon kegs, containing a ' total' of 10 gallons of •whisky—this last named,, seizurebe- -'e afldTfej*- Four Children Dead, Mother Hurt in Fire DUBOIS, Wyo.—(^P)-Four of her children are dead: and Mrs. John H. Anderson is in critical condition in the Bishop Randall hospital at Lander as the result of a fire which destroyed the Anderson ranch house near Dubois early Sunday. Three of the children, John, 8, Bernice, 7, and[ Betty, 4, were burned to death in the ranch house. David, one-year-old, carried from the blazing building by his mother, died in the hospital. Mrs. Anderson, who is 38 years old, is near death from burns and exposure. Coroner E. E. Davis blamed an overheated coal stove for the fire. .. Too Much Advertising on Air Says Senator WASHINGTON.—^)—The prospective chairman of the house merchant mai'ine committee, Davis of Tennessee, thinks radio advertising takes too much time on the air and he proposes to do something about it.. HeH said Saturday that steps to cuib >pg rmny sales taH& would bs "---'••'••red by the comrjjuttcc at this Full Assessment of Taxis GOV. Ffarnell Declares As ' sessors Should Enforce , Letter of Law LITTLE ROCK.-(/P)-Governor Parnell Monday opposed, any increase in tax rates, declaring that an assessment of real' and personal property at 5C per cent : of its 'true value would yield sufficient revenue to bear all the costs oC government, in an address before the Arkansas Tax' Assessors association. ' ' ' The association, comprising 46 of the 75 tax assessors in Arkansas, met for its first session Monday ince its organization last July.' Both the governor and W. T. Hammock, chairman of the Arkansas Tax- Comimssion, urged the, assessors to follow the law and place property on the tax books without regard to the present state of Economic or government fiscal affairs. White County Boy Drowns In River A. Z. WebbTTe, of Near Judsonia Falls From Boat Into Water SEARCY.-t-A. Z. Webb, aged 16,"son of Mr. an4 Mrs. Oliver Webb, drowned about 4 p. m. Sunday in Little Red river near his home. The youth and a companion went to the iriver for a boat rid<?, it was said, and when Webb stepped into the small craft, it moved suddenly, causing the youth to lose his equilibrium and he fell into the water. The companion ran to the home of a nearby farmer to spread the alarm. Dr. Porter Rogers of Searcy was called but was unable to resuscitate young Webb after the body was taken from the river, an hour and 10 minutes after he drowned 1 . Webb is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters. Vatican's New Blessing Guards Alpine Climbers VATICAN CITY.— (ff)— A special benediction to bring safety to mountain climbers has been written into Rom^n Catholic rites. Pope Pius is said to be the author of the benediction, which is applied to the climbers' implements and contains the following: "Bless, O Lord, these ropes and sticks and picks and all other instruments here present, so that whosoever us s 'hem on arduous .precipices of the, mcuu'cns. midst ices and soows and'storms rrny b- preserved from all acciiient, arrive rafely at the peek :'.:ul rnsiki; :.\'s;ifa return." uty Reese of Howard ^county after the Hempstead' officers had left. Meat-Cutting at Experiment Farm Demonstration Held There Saturday for Southwest County Agents Hog killing time is here, and 1 the farmers are interested in butchreing and curing their meat to the best advantage. -The Agricultural Extension Service ,to be of assistance to the tar- mers in this'work, held a special meat cutting and preserving demonstratior in the laboratory of the Fruit ane Truck Branch Experiment Station Saturday. Dr. K. F. Warner, Meat Specialist of the U. S. D. A.; Mr. M. W. Muldrow, State Livestock Extension Specialist; Miss Ruby Mendenhall, Food Preservation Specialist; and Mr. J. L. Wright, District Agent conducted the demonstration for the benefit of Southwest Arkansas county and home agents who in turn will assist their farmers in the various communities with this work. This is the first demonstration of this nature to.be held in the state Individual instruction was given each agent in killing, cutting, curing and canning meats, by Dr. Warner, who is one of the country's outstanding mea' specialists. An enthusiastic crowd of Extension Workers was present, including County Agent J. B. Daniels and Home Agent Mrs. Tom Worth, of Miller county; O. L. Henderson and Miss Katherine Gratian of Lafayette county; C. U. Robinson-and Miss Mildrec Cantlon of Sevier county; R. N. Bond and Miss SybilBates of Clark; Travis Hall and Miss Jennie Belts of Dallas W. V. Vinzant and Miss Bernice Larkin of Grant; H. H. Hinson and Miss Booth of Cleveland;' C. L. Rogers of Howard; Miss Frances McNeil of Nevada; Miss Mary Atkinson oj Ouachita; Miss Molly Lindsey of Scott, and Miss Yates of Perry. Similar demonstrations will probably be given elsewhere in the state. Fulton Woman Heldjtor Liquor Mrs. Florence Green House to Be Arraigned at Fulton The residence of Mrs. Florence Green House at Fulton, was raided Saturday and two gallons o fliqour were seized by Constable J. C. Pate and Deputy Sheriffs Clarence Baker and Allen Shipp. v Mrs. House was to be arraigned before Justice J. W. Weaver, of Fulton, late Monday afternoon, Mrs. Be&e is at present under bond to Texarkana officers for charges in connection with the running over of a Garner SpeaJ 72d Congress Session Mon 'Official System* Win* in Bridge Tournament PHILADELPmA.-</p)-A'te"am of New Yorkers upset the dope b the national bridge tournament Saturday night by nosing out the Well known 'four horsemen" to win the national contract team championship, ; the last event of the week's program. The team is composed of Commahdi- cr Winfield'Liggett, Jr.,' MrV Elizabeth B. Banfield, Mrs: Norman Newman and George Unger. They won 46 of 76 matches, one more than the "four horsemen" P. Hal "Sims of Deal'N. J., Willard S. Karn, Oswald Jacoby and David Burnstine, all of New York. Four Cleye- landers were third by half a point, they were Edward C. Wolfe, Henry P. Jaeger, Omar-'Mueler and Sam Guggenheim. The victory of the winning team was considered by players a' triumph for ihe "official" system which they use. Commander Liggett is chairman of (he advisory council of the official system. Public Urged to Buy Christmas Seals *~ » ^ Thw Sale to Aid Fight Agaiins ^Tuberculosis: '-•-;-..' in Arkansas , . „ 1,500 Unem Approach Ca TJ£<, > >,- ••' •-"'' Guan Both Chambers to Session At Monda'y; child near a Te^kana. fiUing sta- Worth to tion recently, , The 1931 Christmas' Seal which is now being sold by state and county tuberculosis associations, commemorates the 25$th anniversary of the Christmas Seal, according to Mrs. Db'r- sey McRae; local Seal sale. chairman. '"The-idea of using a special stamp on letters'to be,sold for a;penny and the proceeds to combat tuberculosis, originated with Einar Holboell, a post office clerk in Denmark," said Mrs. McRae. "The first seal sale in the United States was promoted by Miss Emily P. Bissell of Wilmington, Del-' aware after she had read about the Danish stamp. That first sale in 1907- was devoted.to the raising of funds for just one institution, a., hospital 'on the banks of the Brandywine River jn Delaware. The. sale .was so successful that it was continued 'year after year, and adopted in other states. Now there are more than two thousand tuberculosis associations and special committees engaged • in raising ~ funds with which {o (fight tuberculosis in ,their own communities." Mrs. McRae said that while it had always be.en comparatively, easy to get large contributions for worthy causes', the sale of the penny Christmas Seal solved the problem of getting in the nickels and dimes and dollars from the general'public. "Practically the entire fund which makes' possible the work of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Associati6n and its affiliated county associations comes, from the sale of Christmas Seals,' Mrs. McRae said, "The educational and preventive work of these organizations has done much to decrease the spread of the disease. But there is yet much to be done, for tuberculosis is still the cause of more deaths between the ages of 15 and 45 than any other disease. "The money from the seals is used to*seek out unknown case's of tuberculosis, to help them secure treatment and to show them how to prevent spreading their disease to other innocent victims. It is used in teaching health habits to thousands of school children and adults. It helpes provide free dental clinics in schools, to furnish milk and hot lunches to school children, and to do many other things, in the fight against tuberculosis. "While deaths from tuberculosis in Arkansas are gradually decreasing, there are still too many. There were 1374 last year ^nd some of these victims were children. "We are hoping that every one in this community will contribute something toward ths iyear's campaign. The children should be encouraged to give what they can, for most of the educational and preventive work is being done in the interest of children. And .every adult who contributes even a dollar will be helping to drive this contagious disease out of our community. We cannot afford to fall below the quota assigned to us. It will be a splendid.thing if we can exceed the quota." Two M^W, Wemtn Held Ov*r Texas Holdups DALLAS, .Tfx.7-^p)—Two men and a woman were erreste4 in Fo .r' Worth Sunday for tmest^ojjing in connection with the recfjit jerifis e-f holdups here, Dptec'ivss lifa SatQSiRy night far Fgit EULOGIZE GARA Mrs. Caraway Defers Until Passage of . ' Re.ohiiion W Seventy-Second ( Monday tense with < pent-' disserition b'ut sobered* by ,C tude of the legislative ask j Sharp' at noon' the'rap of a _ the crack of a whip calledith* 1 lican senate and Democratir *- J grapple with tax revislori/f prohibition and a'swee— of economic' relief. - - '• ' While prayer >andva ,. r mony ushered in the, new, u extra police guard, stood A capitol'whm? a crowd o|tt pldy«d assembled ,to~pettaoHS fpr job* and'spedal lefesiatf- The house; There^ majority; rail ner, of Texas, speaker oVer J Bertrand Snell, of New Yof The senate met for o«Jy\»»*fe_w« utes" to Induct new,: point routine committees.'" Mrs. Hattie Caraway, of > the first woman appointed to a a senate' trem, decided shortly bet . senate met to defer, taking the*»i . of office until Tuesday, awaiting ado tlon by the senate Monday of a - qlution of sorrow- overthe W ' her late Husband Thaddeus ,H. way whom "she .succeeded.! I in .mourning she 'went!to her for ihe first time, conferred with ator Robinson, -her Arkansas colle . and then received only members her immediate family during morning.' ,. " : . \ * ' The; race for, speaker of the wound,, up in a thrilling col which Garner the Democrat- the Republican Snell by 211 yrjth Schneider of Wiscnosin polling;;; five votes on the side. Cotton Plant Has $22,500Fire Los^' Tom C. Carter Mercantile < . Co. Store Built 65 Year* Ago, Destroyed COTTON PLANT.—Cotton Plant suf. ' fered a $22,500 fire loss early Sunday when the Tom C, Carter Mercantile Co. store was destroyed. The was discovered at 3:45 a, m, The Brinkley Fire Department was called to assist in in preventing a spread of the flames, bu tthe fire was undef control when |t arrived. The loss waa partly covered by insurance, ', The Carter building was the oldest, business house in Cotton Plant. It was buiU by the present owner's fa,ttv er, tHe late A. C. Carter, 65 years ago. It appeared to ihave borne a ''eharmeij life,' 'as several buildings adjoining », have been destroyed by fire. It was n known here as "the building that can't burn." The building had been re* roofed 10 times, the new roof always being placed over the oW, so that »t the time it burned it had U roofs. 'The origin of the fire had not been determined late Sunday night. Sacred Singers To Give Program Here Colored Entertainer* of D»Ua« to Appear at ton- oke BaptUt Church Ths Belt Sacred Singer? (negro) oj Dalias, will appear at, the Baptist church, South HazsJ Tuesday nUjbi, Dexsewber 8. This progr&ni will bjein at 8 i ' ' sjatTwiU bV ---' J •%i y !« of tfej mu W. goof.

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