Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 8, 1931 · Page 1
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W, r f T, iwr t*w MM! _ WWjTMf Nlflfrl *V 4 * . ' . *! At MfcttlWMU I Wwr In — «tay night. 47 ft: ft» . HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUEJ0AY> DECEMBER 8, 1931 , PRK HOOVER ASKS HIGHER Fatal Accident on Grade Crossing Is Seen by Hope Men • Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tong InMantly Killed at Jones Crossing TRAIN IS~STOPPED Identification of Texarkana Couple Established an Hour Later Two persons were instantly killed in a grade crossing accident between Fulton and Texarkana about 5 o'clock Monday afternoon, In full view of passing automobile, traffic Including four Hope physicians. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tong, of Texar- kano, were the victims. Their car turned off the paved Hope-Texarkana ' highway into a local road at Jones crossing and was struck by ' ( No. 18 express on the Missouri Pacific. The train carried the demolished automobile half a mile up the track before a rammed pilot on the locomotive attracted the attention of trainmen and thft express was*stopped and backed up to the- scene of the accident. The man and woman were found dead on the right-of-way, their bodies not badly mangled, but hurtled from the cat- by the terrific Impact. The bodies could not be immediately identified, and the railroad train and traffic were tided up for nearly an hour and a half. . Tong finally was identified •»«.^ r .'.tiller county fisherman. . \ Traveling • voen the two cities, at the time vL..*-«Jrs. G. E. Cannon, J. H. Weaver, F. W. Pickell and A. C. Kolb, all of Hope, and who were eyewitnesses of the fatal crash. Dr. Weaver, told The Star Monday night that Mr. and Mrs. Tong appar- No Alibi Phil Ecroyd (above) lacked an alibi when his flnancee heard the office flirt call him "darling.** What happened is told in "Three Kinds of Love." the new serial beginning Wed- lesday in The Star. . and drove directly into the path of the express without seenig it. Sturgis Never Too Scared to Drive Bargain MEMPHIS.-(/P)-Charles A Sturgis never Is too frightened to bargain.' .That's how he happens not to be' dead. ...,. As Sturgis closed his laundry Sun- ay night a masked negro jumped to he running aobrd of his car and demanded money'a); 1 tlje point of a pis-- toi. t _ _ .,,,^ _ if . ,„..,:,.;,;' Then'the handkerchief mask slipped down. The hoy^lw h;e had ; f>een "' •' llrPublic Urged To Support Seal Sale Judge Higgason Praises Work Done by Means of This Method * I Hi "I am wishing 'every success to this year's Tuberculosis Christmas Seal Sale," said County Judge Higgason of Hempstead county. "The suffering caused so many families, the 1374 depths from Ihe disease in Arkansas last year, are the most important reasons why we should concentrate on the fight against tuberculosis. "But there is also another important reason. Tuberculosis patients sent to the state sanatorium arc a constant drain on the finances of this county. Many counties in the present crisis have even had to discontinue sending their patients. The disease will be a perpetual drain unless preventive measures are thoroughly supported by our people. The Christmas Seal is literally the ounce of prevention. "The disease has wiped out whole 'nmilies, as sanatorium records will testify. The tragedy of it is that in most cases this could have been prevented. Had' these families understood in time how the disease is transferred from one to another, and had taken the necessary precautions, many of these lives could have been saved. "It is the persistent day after day, year after year publicity campaign of information to the public, health training of children, special appeals to mothers and 1 fathers, which reaches the general public from every available avenue, tha tis making its impress on the public mind like the constant dropping that wears away the stone. We are learning something new every day. And this knowledge is very necessary in our effort to stamp out this disease. "The little Christmas Seals provide the funds for all this work. They have made possible the examination of more than 2000 persons this year. "I am hoping that every one will get under the Seal Sale and help our local commjttee raise ihe county's quota in this special cause." "Now.'you know whot I 1 Is. fl kill you." ! -:.: ' : :'• "Suppose you take that package of money, Earl, and we'll n,ot say any more -about it," Sturgis offered. "There's $550 there." The negro hesitated. Then they ta|ked it over—for about 15 minutes, Sturgis said. Earl's was the next' offer: "Mr. Sturgis, lend me $2 and I'll go. I's scared to take that big money. But if you tell on me I'll kill you." Sturgis said it was only to allay his wife's fears that he had the 17-year- old drug store delivery boy arrested. Alleged Abductor and Robber Dies in Conway City Jai Jimmy Hill, Identified as Man in Two Robberies Last Week PNE UM QNLrT F A T; A L Death Caused by Gun iSho Wounds and .Development pf Pneumonia ONWAYJ^^rimmy Hlli,' of S L6uls, identified at Searcy Monday a a ; participant, in two robberies an abdiijliions in' : Arkansas last week, die in the: county* jailhere Tuesday morn ing from' gun shot wounds, /With whic he was^ suffering when two men lei him Sunday-night at a house wher he formerly roomed. - •" Pneumonia developed from th wound in his abdomen. Hill was identified by two men, hi victims • in [robberies, before bein brought heife. ' ' . • Officers tooting . the • seriousnes which developed in his condition sum moned a physician Monday nigh when he was brought here, but Hil failed to rally and died .early Tues day morning.' SEAHCY, ' Ark.—(/!?)-Wbunded in the'left side and'hand and left by two men Sunday 'night at a hous where he formerly roomed, Jimmy ll, said to be* frem^St. Louis, was identified Monday by Leo. P. drafton pf Conway as one of two men wh robbed and abducted him and W. H Shivers a week,'ago Sunday and lef them bound in a school house nea; Higgason. Hill, who is held 'in jail here, has refused to make any statement or of' *.,:.'i,_--,^_,^ri,_,.A, ' the'gunshoi ? of lichee, y»i 'with Union Operators Return to Birmingham Theaters BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-(/P)—An agreement to reinstate union operators was announced Monday by officials of a chain of theaters in which snakes and odor booths were planted recently. The' agreement was reached between the theaters and the union Saturday night. Frank Merritt, representing the theater owners, said the union operators would begin work next Monday. Meanwhile police announced the arrest of Arthur Brown of Gadsden, in connection with the release of the snakes. Brown was brought here from Chattanooga. Slayer Is Sentenced to 21 YeVs for His Crime CLARKSVILLE, Ark.—(^—Circuit Judge A. B, Priddy Monday formally sentneced Melvin Bryan of Coal Hill to 21 years imprisonment for the slaying last October of Lester Yates at Coal Hill. He was convicted of second degree murder by a jury Saturday night. Bryan pleaded self defense. Pie Supper Thursday A pie supper will be held at the Oakland school Thursday night for the benefit oi the Oakland buys' basket- bnll ter.in, it wns announced 1 Tuesday. El Dorado Occupies New Federal Building EL DORADO, Ark.—(/P)-The El Dorado post office was in its new ?4Ca,000 building Monday. The change was made over the week-end with no interruption in service. The new three story building has been under construction for more than a year. It is to house the post office and the federal court and offices, larly'robbed and abducted last Thurs day and left bound in a'church, ha, >een called to try to identify Hill as one of the bandits. • > Following the -abduction of Gardner from the lumber company office where he wprked, and of Douglas from the filling station he operates, two men believed to have been the bandits were fired upon at. Tuckerman by the city marshal, Ed Bowen, when they disregarded his command to stop. The automobile, later identified as the one stolen from Crafton, was founc abandoned a few miles from there shortly afterward. Officers' believe Hill was one of the men involved in the Wynn and McCrory abductions and was shot by the Tuckerman marshal. Crafton and Shivers, the latter an engineer, were siezed in Crafton's motor company plant,on Sunday morning, were robbed and taken to the school house. The men took Crafton's car. Woman Cleared On Liquor Charge Mrs. Florence Green House Found Not Guilty , in Justice Court FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: HEP. U. S. PAT. OFF. ifirl's account wltto gees In the fed to kci'ii lii-r In the Mrs. Florence Green House, Fulton resident, was found not guilty in the court of Justice J. W. Weaver, Monday afternoon on charge of liquor possession. The home of Mrs. House was raided Saturday by officers J. A. Pate, Fulton, C. E. Baker and- Allen Shipp of this .city. Two gallons of whiskey was found in the home. According to a Texarkana newspaper the rearrest of Mrs. House and forfeiture of bond was ordered by Judge George W. Johnson in Bowie county district court Monday when the woman failed to appear to face trial in connection with an automobile accident in which several children were injured on October 31. Judge Johnson ordered Mrs. House's bond of $500 'raised to $1500. Mrs. House was charged with failing to stop her car and render assistance after striking Miss Eloise Hooper, 18, her brother, Woodrow Hooper, 13, Leon Wiley and Thomas Wiley, 10, on a highway near Texarkan^. At the time of her arrest, Mrs. House said she was ill when her car struck the children and could not leave the car. She was on the way irom Fouke to DeKalb to visit relatives, she said. , Wets, toys Gird for fight in Congress WETS—Above, left to HghtC Senatpr Robert Bulkley of Ohfo and^-Sehator DRYS—Above, Senator Morris Shep. pard of Texas. Below, left to right Millard E. Tydings of Maryland.,Be- Senator Simeon D. Fess of Ohio and Ipw, Senator J. Ha.m Lewis of Illinois. Senator Joe\T, Robinson of Arkansas With a vote on prohibition' assured at^this session of Congress, these six senators, will; play .important'rojes in the and Lewis are. all vigorous foes of the dry the 18th amendment, and.Sehatdrs Fess at of prohibition. '•• '-"•••'. , attle. Senators Bulkley, Tydings Sws. .Senator Sheppard introduced i Robinson are staunch supporters Mrs. Caraway! Takes Oath of Office Tuesday '- . ..' ,,-i. '..J^' ..'.*.:. . T k * : i:-. f ^.i . ^ <2-jm,£_^ <t^ A^* . ^.. t. * Arkansas, Woman Senator Escorted Tnto the Senate Chamber by Democratic Leader, Joe T. Robinson. Second Woman to Become Senator WASHINGTON.— (ff) —Mrs. Hattie Caraway was sworn in Tuesday as a new Democratic senator from Arkan- She was dressed entirely in black jnd was escorted by her colleague, Senator Robinson, Democratic leader. She is the second woman ever to become a United Slates senator and succeeds her late husband, Thaddcus i. Caraway. She appeared in the senate chamber at the opening of the session but waited for more than an hour, while the right 'of another, Senator Barbour of New Jersey, to sit was discussed. Barbour was later sworn in. Tilman Parks of Arkansas was named as w member of the House Appropriations Committee and Driver of Arkansas was named to the Rules Committee as the house went forward with organization Tuesday. Hunger Marchers Leave For Home 'etitions Brought to White House Are Unheard by President WASHINGTON-(tf>)-Shivering he cold 1500 demonstrators jammed nto trucks and automobiles Tuesday or a long drive back to their videly separated homes. They carried with them unheard etitions that they insisted upon de- vering in-person to the president and osgress, Police escorted them to the District f Columbia .county line. Stamps Boys Injured in Auto Accident STAMPS, Ark.-J. D. Rogers, Howard Wilkinson, Felix Tatom, and Robert Robertson, of Stamps, narrowly escaped serious injury when a roadster of which they were occupants overturned on a curve about a mile out of Stamps, Sunday night. Ail were biuised, and Robert Robertson received severe cuis nnd brjjiscs. Columbia County Qets 31 Pure Bred Gilts MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Thirty-one pure bred gills were added to Columbia county's swine herds recently. These gilts were purchased in South Da- kola through the county agent and distributed over the county. Breeds bought included 1 Duroc Jerseys, Poland Chinas and Hampshire's. Bulletins LITTLE ROCK-(/P)-Civll service far Tax Assessors and members of the Tax Commission and employes was advocated by W. II. CliildtTs, member of the commission, addressing the concluding session of the Arkansas Tax Assessors Association meeting here Tuesday. This suggestion was applauded and H committee named to work toward this reform. S. L Fuller Dies In Bodcaw Monday Well Known Nevada County Man Buried There Tuesday S. L. Fuller, 63, died at Bodcaw, Nevada county, at 9 o'clock Monday morning and was buried with services at Bodcaw No. 1 cemetery at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. The funeral service was conducted by the ReV. J. W. Erwin, of Sutton. Mr. Fuller had been ill a long time. Surviving him are his widow, two sons, Floyd Fuller, of Dallas, and Gilbert Fuller, of Bodcaw; one daughter, Mrs. Belva Fuller Eailey, of Bodcaw; and five brothers, two of Stamps, and three of Bodcaw. Mr. Fuller had been a member of the Missionary Baptist church of Bodcaw for 45 years, a member of the Masonic lodge for 35 years. Drive Committees <rf (!t Will Meet 4 P.M. Wednesday Campaign for 1932 Membership Begins Thursday Morning ORGANlZlNcf BEGUN Fiscal Year End. Nov. 30 —Jan. 1 Marks New '• Administration Six canvassing teams will meet at Hope city hall at 4'o'clock Wednesday afternoon on the eve of the annual Chamber of Commerce membership campaign which begins Thursday morning. '«,-'••.' : The city has been divided Into six districts, each of which will be covr ered by a three-man team. L. Carter Johnson and Robert W son will serve as general chairmen o the drive, with the various committee reporting to them. The teams were chosen at a meetin Monday morning of the finance-mem bership 1 committee, John P. Cox, chair man, Frank Ward, and Ralph Routon with Alex. H. Washburn, president the chamber. - ,.••'• - , ' The teams, the general chairman an the membership committee will hoi their 'preliminary meeting'jit ,4;p. m Wednesday to go over, the-list of pas memberships/and the particulars o the }932 campaign. . .;'••'. • ' After the meeting Wednesday after noon, the teams are to take the fiel Thursday morning without further or ders. ':;'."'.•.'''•.• : Hope Chamber of Commerce's ,fisca year ends November 30, and th month of December is usually devote to the membership drive and to for mulating plans for the new adminis tration which actually gets under wa January;'],, .^t^^^^.wiT-^'-^v 1 - --»•• " Road Flayed In Letter Robins and Christian De clare County Highway Is Impassable Editor The Star: We saw a couple of weeks ago in The Star where Mr. J P. Webb, of Ozan wrote a letter to the paper saying the Ozan-Bingen road which County Judge Higgasoh fixed up was an all-weather road and passable. 'We want to know what Mr. Webb's opinion of same road is at prseent. ' We both live at .the north end of the road, with the mud between us anc own; and had to come over the roac n a buggy Tuesday. The road was impassable Tuesday, and we'd like to see Judge Higgason go out and inspect same in wet weather like w ehave had for the last two weeks. We tqok-a fellow out of a mudhole Saturday and had to leave •>.is car there Saturday night. And hat wasn't the only one. We are also inviting anybody else ivho wants to, to come and look at it. S. S. ROBINS and A. H. CHRISTIAN. 3ecember 8, 1931 ''forth of Ozan. President Se Annual i • to the Con] TEXARKANA —(#)— A twenty year old college student, S^m Day, went on trial Tuesday, charged with killing Sheriff Walter Harris, of Miller county, during a still raid last July. HOT SPRINGS—(#>)—Clarence Wcldou and Smith Nation and two negroes, Nelson Smith and. Gus Bruin were held to the grand Jury on liquor charges following an investigation in the deaths, of three Kged "ifu from what police was poison lisuor. $200,000,000 For Vet. Loans Sought Amount Needed to Pay Obligations Under Last Sessions Is Report WASHINGTON-WPi— An immediate appropriation of $200,000,000 to meet the demands for payment on veterans loan certificates was forecast Tuesday by representative Byrns, new chairman of the House Appropriations committee. Byrns disclosed that the veterans administration has recommended such appropriation to meet the obligations under the last sessions of the legislature, authorizing loans up to 50 per cent of the value of the adjusted compensation certificates. Arkansas Plane Service Ordered Discontinued FORT SMITH, Ark.—(/P)-Trump Airways, Inc., which since last August has been operating a daily airplane passenger service between Tulsa, Fort Smith and Little Rock, discontinued it Sunday. C. A. Trump, prseident of the line, said lack of business all along the line forced the company to discontinue. Summary of Address to the Congress by President Tuesda WASHINGTON.—(/p)-Hlgh spots i President Hoover's message: "" "A strong America is the highest contribution to world stability." ' "We must pu tsome steel beams i the foundations of our credit struc tiire." '.'The first ..requirement of confi dence and of economic recovery is f i nancial'stability of the United State Government.'? "We : must have insistent and de termined 'reduction in government ex pensesJ',, "We must face a' temporary in crease iri taxes.'' "I am opposed to any direct or in directs government dole.": ' "The emergencies of unemplqymen have been met by action in many di rections." "I am opposed to any general con gressional revision of the tariff." "The country is richer in physica property, in newly discovered re sources, and in .productive capacit than ever before." ' ".We ,are--at peace with the world We have co-operated with other na nons to preserve peace. The rights o our-'citizens abroad have been pro tected:'! ' /'-"We" db ; not require more money o working capital-rwe need to put wha we have to,work," "If the ^orld is to regain its ?tand ards of life, it must further decrease both naval and other arms.". "Our system, .Bused oh idealfi qf hi •Vdivldau'Initiative arid 'af^ftudt'epior luhlty, is: hot an artificial thing. I has successfully adjusted itself t changing conditions in the past. I will do so again." "Business depressions ... are bu transitory. The nation has emerge! from, each of them with increasec strength and virility." Cotton Estimate Is 16^18^000 Bales Arkansas Production Shows 1,855,000 Bales for This Year WASHINGTON — (ff>)— This years cotton crop was estimated Tuesday by the Department of Agriculture at 16,918,000 bales. Arkansas production totals 1,855,000. The estimate a month ago placed the crop for this year at 16,903,000. Tuesday's estimate wsa based on the December 1st conditions. Ginnings to December' 1 totaled 15,123,451 bales, with the ginnings for Arkansas placed at 1,473,226. Legion Head Calls On Chief Executive lequests Prohibition Referendum and Veteran Relief Money WASHINGTON-(/P)-A request for rohibition referendum and an addi- onal expenditure of more than $25,10,000 annually for veterans relief /as laid before President Hoover uesday by Henry L. Stevens, Nation- Commander of the American Le- Relates Fin; Program to, , Credfrp Tax Increase W< ' m mmm — *— .™.,» £ ?"• for Two Executive Sij CURTAIiTiXPl President Expects ance Budget for ' FitcalYeftr ' WASmNGTbN-^-'i the treasury books and." days,. President Hoover increased taxation to'« day along with a many- gram to cure "credit jw_ > Unless taxes go up and i down, he said, the go have ru.n behind some ! the end of the next f did not specify the method * vision but suggested it be^f fective* fo£ only'two years. ! ^ ' A plan for a gigantic fed^ral-f * Reconstruction Corporation, !sl the old War Finance- headed the President's 1 ' help business. The ageni vance' money to, needy- i • 'Besides, iA to congress, he advocal lird/wuiual r ion. High School Wages Hot Stump Campaign Army's Good Year LONDON.— The year ending September 30, 1931, was a good one for England's army, considering the number o fenlis'ments. Total enlistments were over 34.QOO, ' as c mpared with ju.it ever 26,000 last year. Government Class Nominates Democratic and G. O. P, Tickets Written at High School The 9A American Government class of the Junior-Senior High School, for the past few weeks have been making an intensive study of city, county, stale and national government. After each unit of study had been completed a round table discusion was held with one of the local professional men acting as leader. Mayor Vesey led the discussion on city and municipal government. t.nd O. A. Graves on state und county government. Each pupil was held responsible for a complete project on the form of city government used in many of the leading cities of the United States. The information was received from the mayors, city managers and commissioners o/ the various cities. At the conclusion of the study on national government the class was divided into political parties, the Republican and the Democrats. Each party set a date for their notional convention where a candidate for President and Vice President would be nominated. The Democratic national convention was held in the high school auditorium Monday morning. November 25. The convention was called to order by the chairman, Charles, If. Carpenter, who in a most impressive manner gave the key-note speech of the con-, vention. Following is a list pf the speakers and the subject discussed: "Why We Should Join the League of Nations," Tillman Bearden; ''The World Court," Mable Barnum; "I'ay- nient of War Debts," Hester Williams; "Keeping Our Foreign Possessions," Dorothy Porter; "Farm Belief and Conservation of Our National Rc- (Contioued on pa^e three) Use Federal Reserve' erate funds arrested iri f»lfe<J1 Establish a home-loan bank. , Broaden the base for paper banks can discount. • f ' <"" Overhaul banking laws. ' , Review Postal Savings bank, islation. r Avoid general tariff revision. i Revise Interstate Commerce. Cwn-ijs? mission laws regulating rails. ,' j ~4? Allow "proper consolidation" 1 of ^ railroads. . ,; • ' ; ^ ' ' -, Adjust anti-trust laws to remove in- ' justices. . > i ' N ' Refrain from extending expenditures ' on veterans, ,'-' •"•.;"• i Regulate interstate transmission of " electrical power. . v ' ".' Reject proposals, for government dole. ; * Transfer shipping board administva- , i ive functions, to commerce department. . ' , Make shipping board a regulatory jody, having jurisdiction over coastwise shipping and rates and service^ n inland waterways. Strengthen immigration laws, Balance Next Year Mr. Hoover told the legislators ho would deal with taxation more fuUy n his budget message Wednesday. He did say the ?2,123,000,000 deficit xpected this year needs to be partial- y financed by borrowing, but taxation lould be so increased as to balance le budget next year, Seldon has he been more emphatic ban in warning that for congress to • i beyond the limits he prescribes in lither expenditures, taxes or bor- owing will destroy confidence, de* ude commerce and industry of its esources, jeopardize the financial astern and actually extend unemployment and demoralize agirculture rather than relieve it." - "i "It is a distressful time for many of our peopje," the President said,' "But they have shown qualities as high in fortitude, courage a^d ret sourcefulness as ever in our history, "With that spirit, I have faith that out of it will come a sounder life, a truer standard of values, a greater recognition of the results of honest effort, and a healthier atmosphere in which to rear our children." • . Opposes New Ponue He flatly opposed any increased expenditure for veterans "until the country has recovered from the present situation." Present expenditures upon those who have served the nation exceeded $1,000,000,000 a year. • As for the tariff, he said, general revision would "disturb industry, business and agriculture" and would prolong the depression. He held the tariff commission is able to make any needed revision. The chief executive promised several more messages to congress. He set no nate for submitting the one year moratorium on inter-goyern- meutal debts; but did say foreign relations would be a topic to be discussed later. Neither was there any mention of prohibition. He plans in the coming weeks to forward recommendations for strengthening law enforcement and judicial procedure. As to Muscle Shoals, he prgmteecj (Continued on page three)

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