Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 9, 1931 · Page 1
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With two rural sUbttrlbMI for •Wty nee In the dty. •VOLUME 33—NUMBER 48 , far of Hop* found*! 18»9t Mo»» D.Mv tan, t»2?| Conwtl<Ut«a it Hep* St»r, J»«u»tf 18. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9,1931^ ,' ' . »... . _ , ..- *..-- . - ~ - * '• ***^x*M i A*soeUt*d Pteti. M—M««n» MINERAL SPRING :—.—=—-^^_^—.« ~— ^-——• -© S. Tax Increase To Be Fought Bitterly Proposed Income Tax Extension to Hit Two Million Democrats Rise in Opposition to Administration Plan FAR-REACHING BILL Government Woul.d Tax Autos, Radios and Many Other Items WASHINGTON—(XP)—A rccommen- . dation to raise taxes on a wide- 1 spread basis went Wednesday to Con- (grcss, where it at once met Dcmo- . cratic resistance. Indications were that the plan would be sidetracked in the Democratic controlled house, where revenue legislation must originate. Representative Rainey, Democrat, floor leader, and Chairman Collier of the Ways and Means committee, said the Democrats would present their own program. Rainey said he was not in favor of a sale stax, while Collier is opposed to returning to the exemptions of the 1924 tax act. Senator Harrison of Mississippi, condemned the Mellon proposal to apply the income tax retroactively on Uiis year's incomes. Mellon Proposal WASHINGTON.-(XP)-Thc administrations tax increase plan hits almost everybody and seeks to apply on this year's incomes. Secretary Mellon forwarded it to Congress Wednesday. It is calling for incresaed rates on personal and corporation incomes, inheritances, tobacco and capital stock sales. , New levies would be imposed on automobiles, radios, telephones; telegraph, and cable messages, amusement tickets, checks and; drafts and reality 'sales. Postal rates would also be boosted. Exemptions from income taxes would be lowered to include 1,700,000 new individuals. Backed by the President, Secretary Mellon recommended that the plan •take effect next month and terminate in June 1934. With $1,310,000,000 to be raised by it .in the coming 18 months, Mellon termed this legislation necessary to meet a "real emergency.' Newcomers in the Senate 63-Year-Old Liquor Maker Is Arrested Manufacturer of Genuine Corn Whisky to Serve Two Months Prominent among the nation's new senators who are now entering upon their new jobs at Washington are the above; 1. Mrs. Hattie Caraway, Democrat, of : Arkansas, named, to succeed her late husband; 2. Marcus A. Coolidge, Democrat, of Massachusetts, no relation to Calvin Coolidge despite the similarity in name; 3., Ham Lewis, Democrat, of Illinois, who defeated Mrs. Ruth Hanna McCormick, Republican nominee; 4. Cordcll Hull of Tennessee, former chariman of the Democratic National Committee; 5. L. J. Dickinson, Republican, of Iowa, long prominent in the lower house; 6. Josiah W. Bailey, Democrat, of North Carolina, who defeated the veteran Senator F. M. Simmons of that state. Woman Sentenced To Life for Murder Accused of Shooting Wife of Man Who Has Been Electrocuted * LITTLE ROCK.— (XP) —Self-styled maker of "the best and only genuine corn whisky in Arkansas," John Du- .yall, 63-ycar-olci mountaineer, is "rest- lng up" the next two months at the Pulaski county jail. Duvall, who refused to desecrate his skill by manufacturing "sugar lik- ker," pleaded guilty in federal court here to manufacturing liquor. He was arrested with his son, Allen Duvall, and another relative, Will Virden, at a still about 15 miles northwest of Scotland, in Van Buren county. The elder Duvall and Virden are serving 90-day ssntences, with credit for time already spent in jail. The youth was placed on probation. FLAPPER FANNY'SAYS- REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. WOOSTER, Ohio.—(XP)—Mrs. Julia Maude Lowther, 24, escaped' death in the electric chair Wednesday when Common Pleas Judge Starn returned j a verdict of first degree murder against her for her confessed killing of Mrs. Clara Smith of Ashtabula and sentenced her to life imprisonment. The victims husband was previously electrocuted for the crime in which he lured his wife to a lonely spot and Mrs. Lowther shot her. New Senators May Face Legal Tangle Validity of Barbour Appointment, and Long's Standing Questioned WASHINGTON—(XP)-To the Senate Judiciary Committee was tossed the problem Tuesday of deciding when a senator be'comes a senator. Finding the highly technical tangle too complicated for an off-hand opinion, the Senate adopted that procedure. Upon the decision hangs the legality of the appointment of Warren Barbour as Republican senator from New Jersey. The status of Hucy P. Long, who prefers to continue presently as governor of Louisiana, instead of becoming United States senator, also is involved. Senator Pittman, Democrat from Nevada, raised the question when Barbour presented himself Tuesday to Navigation Chief Raps Naval Policy of Administration Rear AdmiraHJpham Offers Criticism in His Annual Report. BOLD DECLARATION Attacks Reduction in Number of Ships and Men Now in Service WASHINGTON.—(XP)—In the boldest declaration yet issued from an official navy source, Rear Admiral Frank B. Upham, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, termed the administration policy of reduction, a severe blow to the national defense in his annual report to the Secretary of the Navy. He specifically attacked the reduction in the number of ships in active commission and the number of men allowed on these vessels. Camden Taxi Firm Owner Kidnaped Arthur Hodge Abducted and Robbed of $40 by Three Thugs CAMDEN—Teh hours after he'had taken charge of the Yellow'Cab Company, Arthur Hodge was kidnaped, his car and watch stolen and his pockets rifled of $40. ' . Hqdge, who has operated a taxi in Camden for several years, bought the Yellow Cab Company at noon Tuesday At 10 Tuesday night an unidentified man came to the cab office and asked to be taken to Cullendale. 85 and 78, Wed Here are A. B. Forqueron, 85, .and his bride, the former Mrs. Lizzie Boales, 78, as they appeared on their honeymoon. He is a Confederate veteran and she was first married to one of his comrades. Their marriage followed a five months' courtship at the Confederate Veterans' Home at Austin Texas. Local Musicians To Sing Sunday "The Messiah" to Be Presented Under Direction of Mrs. R. A. Boyett The following members of the Friday Music 'Club will take part in the Messiah, on Sunday evening, December 13, which will be presented at the First.:Methodist church. Mrs. R.. A. Boyett, director; Mrs. Ralph Routon, at the piano'. Sopranos, liflrs. Ri ; T. White, Mrs. George Ware, Mrs.~F. L. Padgett, Mrs. John "Wei- born, Mf& (Harriett. Stpry, Miss -Martha Jean Winburn and Mrs..W.. Y. Foster," Jr. .' Altos, Mrs. J. C. Carlton, Mrs. John P. Cox, Mrs. S. G. Norton, Mrs. R. M. LaGrone, Mrs. J. O. Milam and Mrs. Kline Snyder. Tenors, Mr. J. A. Wallace, Mr. Taking his own car, Hodge and the ( Claud Taylor, Mr. James Bowden, Mr. Attacks On Smith NotWeUFounded Presbytery Stated Clerk Discussed Charges Against Minister CONWAY—Statements made in a complain to the Synod filed agains the Arkansas Presbytery in connec tion with the attacks on the soundness of faith of Dr. Hay Watson Smith, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church in Little Rock, are not well founded, the Rev. Charles M. Campbell, pastor of the First Presbyterian church at Conway, and stated clern of the presbytery, said Tuesday. The Rev. Mr. Campbell also was clerk of the commission which investigated the charges against Dr. Smith. The Rev. Mr. Campbell had given no publicity to the filing of the complaint last week with him by the Rev. Algernon Killough of Marianna and the Rev. J. E. McJunkin of Forrest City, but sent a copy of it to Dr. Smith, who told his congregation Sunday of the renewal of the fight against him. Three grounds are alleged in the complaint, none of which, the Rev. Mr. Campbell said, is well taken. The Synod will meet at Prescott in October, 1931. passenger started. As they * nearcd the White House cafe on South Main street the man asked him to stop and two strangers got into the car. As they neared the city limits one of the men said "Let's stop and get a drink." Hodge pulled over to the side of the highway and the two men on the rear seat .placed pistols against his back and took charge. They drove to Doark ferry, about 25 miles south of Camden on the Ouachita river. After driving around in the woods they headed back toward Snow Hill and then threw out the owner. Hodge walked into Snow Hill. He was taken to Louann and notified the taxi com- State Witness In Kane TrialTestif ies Home of North Carolina Professor Described as Mad House HAMPTON, Va.—(XI 1 )—The homo of Prof. Elisha Kane at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was described Wednesday by Mrs. W. H. Graham, wife of Mrs. Kancs brother, as a mad house. • She is a state witness in Kancs trial, who is charged with drowning his wife. She said Kane tortured his wife with blasphemy, boasted 1 his disbelief in God and his relations with other women. Robert O'Neal and Mr. J. W. Corley. Basses, Mr. Talbot Feild, Mr. Dale Barnum, Mr. Ray Cumbie, Carroll Carpenter, J. B. Yarbrough, Frank Lowthorp and F. L. Pargett. An organ prelude will be given by Mrs. Charles Winkin. Mrs. O. A. Graves will read the text, pany. Two Basket Ball Games Scheduled Columbus and Spring Hill to Play in Hope Friday Night Two basket ball games are scheduled to be played at the Armory here Friday night. A strong boys team /rom Columbus high school will clash with the Spring Hill cagers. Following the first game, which will be played at 7 o'clock, a girl's team from the two respective schools will be matched. Columbus won the district championship last y.ear, and it has been reported that a strong team has been assembled this year, with virtually all of last years team back in school. Spring Hill showed up well in the tournament last year, and when the two teams meet here Friday night a close score is expected. Columbus recently defeated Patnios, Guernsey, and! only last week won over a strong Ashdown five. W;H.PiggResigns As Secretary of C. of {.Wednesday Announces Withdrawal on the Eve of Membership Campaign for 1932 DRIVE WILL BEGIN Campaign Committees Meet at 4 p. m. Wednesday for Final Plans W. Homer Pigg, secretary of Hope Chamber of Commerce, resigned Wed-' nesday on the eve of the organization's annual membership campaign. In a letter addressed .to Alex. H. Washburn, president of the chamber, Mr. Pigg wrote: "I am submitting to.you at this time. my resignation as secretary of the Hope Chamber of Commerce effective JanUary 1, 1932. c 6 Years' Service "During the six years that I have served in this capacity, I have devoted my entire time and best efforts towards putting over the program outlined from time to time by the board of directors. V., "I want to assure you that, as a member of the Hope Chamber of Commerce, I shall continue to render every assistance possible in all movemnts for the development of the community. "I sincerely hope that the business and professional men of our city will rally to the support of the chamber of commerce in the membership campaign this month'and give the new administration an adequate budget '• upon, which, to .operate.'in 1932. V'ety, truly yours, W. HOMfiR PKJG." •",- . Tlie resignation was .accepted. No successor will be chosen for Mr. Pigg until the board of directors has obtained final results on the membership campaign which begins Tuesday morning, and which will determine the 1932 operating budget, Mr. Washburn said. For the last six years the personnel and office expense of the Chamber of Commerce had been shared also by the Southwest Arkansas Fair association. There was no financial connection between the two organizations, but they used the same secretarial force. In the last two years, declining revenues of the Fair association had thrown more of the burden on the chamber, which also faced a reduced income. Campaign Thursday The chamber's campaign committees are meeting at Hope city hall at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon to complete plans for the membership drive which begnis Thursday morning. The campaign organization is headed by L. Carter Johnson and Robert Wilson, as field chairmen, and the finance-membership committee: John P. Cox, chairman; Frank Ward and Ralph Routon. $12,000 Loss Is Reported; Offic Building Burne Bulletins WASHINGTON.—(XP)—A bill to establish a system of twelve home loan discount banks, recommended by President Hoover, was Introduced by Representative Luce of Massachusetts Wednesday. PINE BLUFF, Ark.—(/¥>)—F.B. McFadden, an auto salesman, sailed Wednesday, alone In a 20 foot yawl on a projected voyage down the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans and probably across the Gulf through the Panama Canal and up the West Coast. Indian Freed in Ax Slaying Near Eagletown IDABEL, Okla.-Wilmon Homa, 24- year-old Indian, of Eagletown, was the first murder case in district court at Idabel, being tried before District Judge Earl Welch of Antlers. Homa was charged with the murder of Walter Bohannon, another Indian, during a drunken brawl at the home of a third Indian, Ray Tonaki, early in March at Eagletown. Homa hit Bohannon over the head with an axe. Testimony showed that Homa committed the crime in self denfense. After 40 minutes, the jury returned ' a verdict of acquittal. f BY KAY CLEAVER LOV STRAHAN © 1931, by Doubleday, Doran and Co. Jury Selected In BlueBeard Trial Powers Calm as State Demands Death Penalty for Murders CLARKSBURG, W. Va.—(XP)^-Grin- ning and chewing gum, Harry F.-Powers went on trial for his life Monday. With his back to the 1,200 men, women and.children who filled every seat in the town opera house, he sat on the stage of the improvised courtroom arid -watched while a jury was being selected. He was accused! of murdering two women and .three children for profit, but showed no trace'of em6Uon,>(^hen a demand was made h^WiWtngteLfor killing Mrs. DdroWjrtemke of NoMh- boro, Mass. • .*'•' " ' When Police Chief Clarence E. Duckworth -stepped down from the stand and pulled bloodstained garments worn by Mrs. Lemke from a cotton bag, Powers glanced at them and turned his interest toward a'stage electrician on a platform in the wings. Coroner Leroy C. Goff and Dr. Herbert H. Haynes told how Mrs. Lemke Mrs. Asta Buick Eicher of Park Ridge, 111., and two of the letter's children had been strangled to death, while Harry Eicher, 12, had been gagged and struck on th6 head with a hammer. Judge John C. Southern sat on a raised platform in the middle of the stage with the jury to orie side of him, counsel tables slightly downstage and witnesses on the other side. The only time Powers exhibited any great interest in the proceedings was when the 25 talesmen were being examined. He looked intently into the face of each prospective juror, but when 12 farmers and small town business men had been selected to decide his fate, his interest seemed to lag. Defense Attorney J. Ed Law made a motion for a change of venue on the grounds that talesmen had indicated a strong feeling in the community against Powers. That motion was denied as was another by Law to have the jurors taken out of the custody of the sheriff, "because of the shameful way he and his deputies treated Powers." Prosecutor Will E. Morris told how the discovery of Powers' "matrimonial racket" the subterranean death chamber garage and the five bodies was due to information received from Park Ridge, 111., that Mrs. Asia Buick Eicher and her children had vmiisliecl from there with a Clarksburg man. Contest Is Begun By Star Carriers Two Teams in Race for Chicken Dinner Night of December 22 When, in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, Professor Fenwick and his wife Ann died of influenza during the same week in late March, their acquaintances thanked a merciful Providence that the little girls had those perfectly charming grandparents who take the oath of office. He asked if, were willing and glad to take them Barbour's predecessor, the late Dwight right in and give them a good home. Morrow, was actually a senator when The nurse in the house at the time. After a day of wrapping Christ-is sifts, anyone is fit to be tied. he died. Morrow was elected for a term beginning last March 4, but died before he was sworn in. Pittman contended that he was a senator, but said if he was not then the governor of New Jersey had no right to appoint Barbour, and Morrow's successor should have been elected. Pittman pointed to two court decisions, including one in the Long case, that a senator is nol a .senator until swor nin. one sturdy Gladys Clapp, was the only person who felt the least apprehension as to the tranquil future of the Fcnwicks' daughters: Ann, 14 years old; Cecily, eight years old; arid baby Mary-Frances, one year old on the third of last February. The children's grandmother had with that blessed baby—shocked to momentary, silence—in his arms. Reluctantly Gladys turned from it to close the two front doors, which had been forgotten, and which were allowing gusts of the rainy March wind to sweep into the hall. She spoke to Rosalie—the grandmother, you know —who was still billowing pink s'ilk and lace about on the floor. "Did the valises and things get here all right?" There had been nothing amusing, in so fur as Gladys could see, connected with her question, but Rosalie gurgled some laughter before she said, "They arc all unpacked, and the darling, dainty little things are in place in the three lit He cozy rooms. (The rooms were enormous; but. since they needed UP the steps, with Ann and Cecily ' ccustomed cars like, "the yeast of j for the time to b? Email and cozy, m I: "in* behind. tease." He was a tall man. and he Rosalie's mind they were small an.I "Welcome," she had called, in her nuide a grand picture standnig there co/>.> creamy sweet voice. "Welcome, welcome home, my darlings!" And in spite of her flesh, and she was extraordinarily fat, and disregarding the fancy, lacy, perfumed rosecolorcd silk thing she was wearing, she had gone right down on her knees' to embrace Ann and Cecily, and they had to stoop far over to her while she cooed and shod tears into their white necks— tears that trickled wetly on to their little stomachs and made them squirm unbecomingly. Grand—the grandfather, you know- entered. Ho had a round white beard, and flowing white hair and, just now, tears stood in his knidly blue eyes, and lie knew it. It was he who took thrown the two front doors wide open the baby, murmuring something that as Gladys came, carrying the baby | sounded to Gladys' scripturally una- ••• • • " •• " "Three?" questioned Gladys. "The baby isn't going to be put off in a room by herself, is she?" Rosalie's manner grew grave and charmingly judicial. "You think it unwise?" Grand answered before Gladys had a chance to do so. "Give yourself no uneasiness, my good woman—my very god woman," he added with a flattering smile. "Everything shall be arranged for the best comfort and good of all. This shall be done. It may not be done today. It may not be done tomorrow. But soon, very soon, it shall be accomplished. Convey that message, if you will be so kind, 'All things shall soon be arranged for the best good and the best comfort of all,' to our dear son." "Ye:., sir," said Gladys, fright- (Continued on page Severn 88 Bales Cotton Add to Intensil ofOmflagraif Nashville and Hope able to Send Aid. on: Midnight Alarm IS OUT WEDNESDAY Flames Brought Control at 1:30 in v Morning ' ^ A fire which broke out shortly ;be; fore midnight Tuesday and threatened to destroy the business section of eral Springs, Howard county to 1 miles northwest of here, razed its main office buildings. , ,, The loss, estimated at $12,000 in. telephone message from W. Ei Browi, editor of the Mineral Springs Weekly Vim, to Hope Star Wednesday ,niornr ing, was confined to a single large'" < fice building 2$ b,y 140 feet. Offii, wiped out in the conflagration were:" Jones' cotton office "• '' Lyle's shoe shop ""„, Postoff Ice ,' Mayor R. H. Hallmark's 'office. Scattered through the building i ,w 126 bales of cotton, of which 88 vV burned, adding to the intensity of r fire. , - The flames were discovered;- "IHtOA o'clock n*^^^4VMkn<ln ^ «•*•*!• . either city^ wa»'»ble toM ance, However/ owing to.c astormy night, • ' • At 1:30 o'clock Wednesday hioil the Mineral Springs department'' the fire under control, although it H^'S-'i nearly burned through sup: wall into an adjoining string*! ings. "tji No estimate of the" arhc- loss covered by insurance cc, tained by The Star. Details of Texas SlayingWithheld Sheriff Under $10,000 Bond in Death of For- c mer Ranger RANKIN, Tex.—(XP)—Testimony that Graham Barnett, ex-Texas ranger enl "two-gun" man, had sought Sheriff W. C. Fowler a few hours before Bari nett was slain by the officer with, a sub-machine gun, was given Monday before a special court of inpuiry, Conclusions' of the inquiry, which began Sunday shortly after the shooting on a downtown corner of this little Western town, will not be revealed until the February term of court whfi'i Sheriff Fowler will be tried for murder. He is at liberty on $10,001 bail and has refused to comment other than to say he shot after Barnett mov-, ed a hand toward his belt where he carried a revolver. Tony Hess, orie of Barnett's two companions at the time of the killine, ^ said that he and Barnett were. trying * to borrow money with which to go into the battle business. Rhom 1 ? Shively also was in Barnett's auto> mobile, when the sheriff approache/J In another machine shouted a warning and opened fire. Albert Franks, negro jail cook, told the court of inpuiry that Barnett an 1 two men whom he believed to be Hess and Shively came to the Ppton county jail late Saturday and asked for Fowler. Franks said Barnet had been drinking. Half the Hope Star's city carrier boys are now engaged in an attempt to force the other half to partake of , the lean part of a chicken and beans dinner. Two teams were chosen, one to enjoy a chicken dinner for having secured the largest number of subscriptions to The Star, while the losing team banquets on beans and crackers. George Reed Kirk is captain of the "Ramblers," team which is composed of Bernard O'Steen, Bob Porter and Lane Taylor. Vasco Bright is captain of the "Panthers," composed of Leroy Henry, John Porterfield and Jimmie Porter, The contest started last Monday and will end Tuesday, December 22. The chicken and beans are to be given at 7 o'clock on that <IaJe. Any person living in Hope, and who subscribes and pays for a subscription before that date, is counted as one score in the Jingle Bills!

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