Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 11, 1931 · Page 1
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• ope fUM.BER60 ftfff Mimi** li»»i Hep* Dtllr Prm M Hap* Swr, J«nu«f 18, J«f j r HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRID&% DECEMBER 11, 1931 PERSONS Ap) MBA _M»«M fa* A*'*, PRICES* Of Leaven worth Prtsion Abducted if t Lying in Road Six Convicts in i^tFWFreedom .TiMrden Brought to Hospital Suf f ering F r o m Wounds of Shotgun f Are Smuggled Into Penitentiary Officers Reveal Friday IflBA VBJrorqRTH, " K»n.-K/P)-A " if* dropped from in army _ (Friday afternoon said •llftlx gwvleii*. 'who, escaped from the 4ml prison. .Friday . morning *«,,rM>ptured after a stiff gun little, near. th» Bell School house, ' of Leaven worth. [LEAVEN WORTH, _Kan.— nj/Thomas B. White, of the Leaven- % penitentiary was brought to a .pitaT here Friday in a wounded inditjon ' following his abduction prison by six armed convicts. ysletens 'refused ot reveal the ex- |t of his injuries/ but said he was j?;M>adly.hurt; he 'warden , was struck in the arm Ttihotgun charge when he wrested ti' "one ' of : His captors as they at- ^mpt«d,tp force him Into the third f . car .they hpd stolen in their it from the prison. •' . • •ving the, warden lying on the "} -the 'convicts drove' west" on ay No, JM, the LeCompton road. «,, prisoners made their escape in i •uotn>ob'ile which, they stolen'- at a tgun't pflint.and .when it bogged in mild «'4sho> 1dlstanct:-frpn» th(^r •Urrtlng point; they commandeered an- 'otljtr,cw>... ' ':.•'.'•••-.'• .•:'. i .The weapons we,r* smuggled into jghr prison: . •'*• •from -the penitnetjory and pldiers are in pursuit of the escaped hvicts, .men .gained their entrance into |tho warden's office .by the use of a fiat-god pass key, leveled guns at him I. nw.ctied, him to the outside -gate, lerc the gate .was opened' .and the jjVicts: -escaped with, the warden as oner. ..:•.'. •-.- T Mr. Speaker! Five Suspects Held In DeQueen Holdup I shier Fails to Identify en as Those Who Robbed Bank Recently i f ucker, Nationi I flfiy nij DANVILLE, Ark.-(/P)-Perry Hun- ':ker, assistant cashier of the First |tional Bank of DeQuccri, Thurs- night was unable to identify any j three men held here as the men o robbed the DeQueen bank of 51 ' recently. Hunsucker and De- een officers Friday, the three, men fj 1 two women, who were arrested !? .questioning Thursday, will be field in tre jail here, jfvCThose under arrest arc Roy Hanes, | arrested hear Ola, and W. H. Hallum . apn Dan Bradshaw and the woman who were arrested for questioning ' Thursday,' will be held In the jail here. I Those under arrest aro Roy Hanes arrested near Ola, and W. H, Hallum Jind Dan Bradshaw and the women, Vfo were arrested at a settlement 15 miles south of Dardanelle, • The First National Bank of DeQueen ,j[Was robbed last Thursday of approximately $7000 by two men during the tnoon hohr. Assistant Cashier Perry ' insucker and a customer were left the unlocked vault. A woman ^ifotomer fainted when she entered the ?J>ink .during the robbery. Inds Life While i 1 .. Visiting Father R. Hodge, Retired ''jDruggUt of Texarkana, Shoots Himself The first Democrat to preside over a branch of Congress since 1919, Representative John N. Garner of Texas is pictured above, gavel in hand, after his election to the Speakershlp of the House, , • .' ' • City's Injunction Made Permanent Steye Carrigarii Q b t s> i n i Perpetual Order oh ihe -.iivrf"iil- '••-,:'' • ^..fe> _ *''•" *vLv»" r.'-* •»•»•* - •.. A temporary restraining order granted Steve'Carrigan,'taxpayer, to-prohibit the Hope city .council from refunding J3.000 in bank loans' represented by a lien against the machinery of the local cheese factory, was made permanent Friday by- Chancellor C. E. Johnson in Hcmpstead Chancery court at Washington. ....'" . The • chancellor; had • ruled- 'that 'ihe; proposed refund .'out of _ city tax funds was' unconstitutional, in the 'original order which was handed down early In November. Friday's hearing found the petitioner represented by the law-firm...of Carrigan i Monroe, but the order wis uncontested, nobody appearing for the'city. . Emmet Man Held on Forgery Count Connie Leverett Bound Over on Prescott and Hope Charges Connie Leverett was arrested at Emmet Thursday by Deputy Sheriff Allen Shipp on charges of forgery and bound over to the Hempstead county grand jury when arraigned before Judge U. A. Gentry in Hope municipal court. Leverett is accused of cashing checks drawn on Charles D. Green, of Emmet, and J. B. Hargiss, of Hope, the charges ranging from last August down to last Saturday. Bad checks iad been reported both in Prescott and Hope beginning in August. A new batch appeared in Hope last Saturday, among the complaining stores being R. M. LaGrone, Jr. & Co., Reed- Routon & Co., Briant's Drugstore and L. C. Burr & Co. Sam Day Convicted of Murder in Miller Co. Circuit Court Jurors Deliberate at Room Due to the Illness of One Member SHERIFF IS KILLED Day Held for the Death of Sheriff Walter Harris at Whisky Still TEXARKANA.— (ff>) -With one Juror bedridden with pneumonia, a circuit court jury Friday convicted Sam Day, 20, for the murder of a sheriff. The verdict was brought Into the court from a rooming house across the .street, where the jury had continued their deliberations in the room of the HI .juror. TEXARKANA-.-Testimonv*- in the trial of Sam Qjty, aged 20, charged with the murder of Sheriff Walter Harris last July, ended in Circuit Court at noon ; Thursday. A feature of the morning session was a visit of the jurors in a bpdy to the scene of the slaying eight mjles south of here. By order of Judge Dexter Bush, nobody was permitted to accompany them except a deputy sheriff. The visit was made on the suggestion of Day's lawyers. Immediately following .the noon recess, the judge read his instructions and at 3 p. m. the arguments of attorneys began.' Assisting prosecuting Attorney H. M. Barney declared the slaying was,acpld .blooded murder and cTemahded the > death* penalty. J. D. Book,- Ji> PratOBacon and J.D< Cook, Sr.i followed with arguments in be- lalf of the defendant. Millard Alford, prosecuting attorney, closed by demanding that the jury return a verdict of first degree murder against the youth "who shot your sheriff down in cold blood." The case was given to the jury at 7:10 p. m. The jur.ors did not deliberate Thursday night, however, but will be' in recess until Friday How Fatal Blast Tore House in Two A terrific blast . . . then, like a huge shell] the three-ton locomotive boiler . . . , shown upper left ripped through the Woodstbwn, N. J., house pictured below, literally cutting it in two. Though the explosion of the boiler, which had been Used as a still, killed two unidentified), men, it left unharmed the ten persons sleeping, in the near by house. Bet|y Danner, upper right, rescued several membus of her family- from the ruins of their home. Pork Program Is Again Livestock Speaker, Invit- morning. •FLAPPER FANNY SAYS " nva II • MV AM *"^ » »W< HIP. U.». PAT. Off. ,.._....^.-, ... R. Hodge, aged >7, founded of the Hodge Drug Corn- Any here,- was found dead in the I'home of his father, A. A. Hodge, l-jf/horn he was visiting at Marshall, ? %xas., at 2:30: p. m. Thursday. • -There was a bullet wound through ' tho head and'a revolver lay near the .tody. Th,e coroner returned a ver- dyt of suicide. ,. After • operating the drug business kere tor 20 years, Hod$e sold ouj^two years • ago on account of ill health. Recently he spent several weeks in ',f.: hospital. He is survived by his wK^.ahrt his parents. Burial wiU be at' J.lurdiiiJl, J The race to health Is often won 1. ...v, tK.Jll, MiXUll, Ragon Will Seek To Open Up River $50,000,000 Project for Arkansas Waterway Contemplated WASHINGTON — (#>)— Representa tive Ragon, Democrat, Arkansas, said Thursday he would introduce a bill to authorize appropriation of $50,000,000 for improvement of the Arkansas raiver. The measure, he said, would provide that the river's depth be increased to six feet from Tulsa to its mouth. The War Department is investigating feasibility of improvement work on the Arkansas but has not sent its report to Congress, Development of river transportation through Little Rook is being strongly advocated by the Mississippi Valley Association, the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Young Business Men's Association and various individuals and firms. It has been urged that a standard gauge channel nine feet deep and 20 feet wide be constructed. Theodore Brent of New Orleans, traffic and statistical expert, who recently completed a year's traffic survey of the Arkansas river for the Mississippi Valley Association, reported that the more than 12,000,000 tons if freight which could be moved on the river at a saving of more than ?7,000,000 annuallly would justify the expenditure of $100,00 , 000. John R. Fox, field secretary of the Mississippi Valley Assoiiation renently estimated the probable cost of creating the channel at approximately $40,000,000. Justin Matthews, member of the Board of Directors of the Valley Association, said Wednesday that he expected the recently completed government traffic and engineering survey to be submitted with a favorable recommendation. The survey was made by the War Department district engineer's office at Memphis. — »••-•* Explosion in Factory Cause of Third Death MEMPHIS—(/P)-R. J. Hunter, 37. died at a hospital here Thursday of injuries suffered December 2 in a double explosion in a sawdust magazine of the Fisher body plant here. James Adams and a negro, Fred Buggs disd a few hours after the explosion. ElvV^ii uliiuti \vci-t injured. ed by Kiwanis, Also Addresses Rotary Club The proposal of the Southern Livestock & Finance Corp. of Little Rock to place 100 pure-bred sows on Hempstead county farms if suitably financed by Hope business, was laid before Hope Rotary club at luncheon Friday in Hotel Barlow. > . \. R. J. Worthingtoh, field representative of the'Little Rock company, ex-' plained in detail the same plan outlined by officers of the company and himself when they appeared here for the first time last. Friday night, December 4, on the invitation of the Kiwanis club. The proposal is for the city to purchase preferred stock of the corporation, secured by the company's livestock, and for each share of stock actually sold here the corporation will place a pure-bred sow on a Hempstead county farm, leaving her there through two litters. The farmer housing is esow will retain half of both litters and then surrender the sow to the corporation to be turned into pork. Thus, the farmer would get his foundation stock for the hog business without cost except for feeding—and the corporation would retire its preferred stock out of the sale of the sows and half of the litters. Mr. Worthington was told that the proposal mgiht be taken up by the civic clubs council, where if favorable action were taken an invitation would be issued to Mr. Worthington and his officers to appear before a city-wide meeting in the near future. As the speaker explained, the program would require the maintaining of a herdsman in Hempstead county, and the building of a stockyard here to ac- comodate the 10 counties which would! b e worked by the corporatoin with Hope as a central point. Another club visitor Friday was Dr. A. C. Kolb, native of Ozan, this county, who has returned to his home section after an absence of 10 years and is now practicing in Hope. There were also present two Rotarians fro mthe Stamps club, J. A. Thomas, of the LaFayette County Democrat, and Homer rPesley, of the Arkansas Natural Gas corporation. Local Lodge Elects Officers For Year John W. Ridgdill Retains Post of Clerk He Has Served Many Years Bois d'Arc Camp Woodmen of the World, have elected officers for the ensuing year as follows: W. M. Ramsey, consul commander. J. T. Crosby, past consul command- W. H. Maxwell, adviser lieutenant. J. A. Cupp. banker. John W. Ridgdill, clerk. W. R. Billings, escort. W. F. Garner, watchman. J, A. Mangum, sentry. J. A. Sullivan, J. B. Mangum iind T. R. Bi-yanl, auditor,*. Republicans Form Aati-Hooyer Group Mann of Tennessee, For? -moer Supporter, Head of New Mpvement WASHINGTON-(^)-An anti-Hoover Republican organization of unknown, strength was established Thursday under the command of one of the president's chief lieutenants in the 1928 campaign. Horace Mann of Tennessee, who successfully directed the Southern drive of Hoover forces three years ago is the guiding genius of the movement. He announced establishment of headquarters hern. Claiming a nation-wide organization, carefully prepared by months of work, Mann declined to name the candidate to be supported in the 1932 Republican convention. It is reported that supporters of Governor Pinchot, of Pennsylvania, have been in touch with the Mann group but there is reason to believe that the organization really would like to throw its support to Senator Hiram Johnson of California. Johnson has assailed the Hoover policies but has declined so far to step into the' presidential race. The name of Charles G. Dawes, ambassador to England, also is heard in the speculation. 'If the next Republican convention, manipulated and composed of any considerable number of the Hoover patronage machine renominates Mr. Hoover," said Mann, "it will be an utterly useless gesture by the Republicans which will result in certain and calamitous defeat in November, 1932." He pointed to the capture of the House by the Democrats in recent elections and referred particularly to the Republican upsets in Michigan, New Jersey and Kentucky, Mann broke with President Hoover shortly after the new administration took office in 1929. Their differences were said to center about Southern patronage. Youthful Bandifs Identity Revealed "Jimmie Hm^Who Died in Conway Jail, Was Fredick W.Wright CONWAY—The real name of the robber and kidnaper who died in the county jail Tuesday and who was known as "Jimmie Hill," was Frederick Wascn Wright, it was revealed here Thursday when E. J. Wright of Indian&polis. Ind., arrived and identified the body as that of his son. He said the youth was 23. Mr. Wright was reluctant to talk pbout the tragic career of his son, but his remarks indicated that the boy had caused much grief to a. respectable family. Private funeral services were held Here Thursday afternoon, and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery. Wright died from gunshot wounds, either accidentally self-inflicted or inflicted by s?me unidentified person. He ha r b-:cn Hrr>tified as one of two mc^ \vho ?ai!i:ipa'.ed in hold-ups and Kidnaping;; here and at McCrory ani Chamber Reports 37 Members For 1st Day Canvass 1932 Membership Campaigns Is Meeting With Quick Response CANyASS~CQNJINUES Good Chance for New Budget to Exceed Year Just Closed Thirty-seven memberships, includ- •who failed to subscribe ..last year, ing several brand new ones and others were reported for Hope -Chamber of Commerce Friday morning by committees who began their canvass of the city Thursday. ' The, campaign is progressing with even greater success than expected. Pledges .are holding up to last year, and with the addition of new members the total, budget for 1932 may be somewhat larger. • • • • The best individual .performances were turned in Thursday by Terrell Cornelius, who obtained 17 memberships on Main street; • and Ira Halliburton, who solicited a part of the industrial section, with outstanding success. W. Homer Pigg and-Bob Huguenin also canvassed the business district, and Mr. Pigg and A. C. Moreland are in' the downtown section again Friday. Teams also scheduled to start Friday or-Saturday are: C. C. Spragins, Tom McLarty and Pat Duffle," for the west side of Elm street; and Bob Gosneil, L. M. BosWell and Syd-McMath.-for,.Main-street., >- • ,•'.«' Ifl***), - ! i^»-'"',j.X. : 'v-'i-'.fi; .... ' • . , ,.,';'. .Wentbers Thur»«I«y Total memberships reported -up to: Friday morning were shown by L. Carter Johnson and- Robert Wilson, field chairmen, to be as follows: Hope Building Material Company, M System Grocery, Odd. W; Robison & Co., L. & A. Railway Co., Missouri Pacific Lines, White & Co., Moore & Hawthorne, Cox Drug Company, Webb's News Stand, Arkansas Natural Gas Corporation, Gulf Refining Company,, -Union Compress & Warehouse Co., E. E. Austin, Talfeot Feild, W. Homer Pigg, Plunket Jarrell Grocer Co., W. A. Atkins, J. A. Brady, Jack's News Stand, Ed. I. Rephan, J. C. Penney Company, Ward tt Son, Scott Stores Company, L. A. Keith, Bridewell & Henry, Stringer & Webb, City Bakery, Hope Furniture Compaqpr, Roy Anderson & Co., Theo P. Witt & Co., Carter Johnson, Temple Cotton Oil Co., J. L. Williams & Sons, Hempstead County Lumber Co., Halliburton Sheet Metal Works, Hoelscher Dairy, Hope Star. Three Others Grave Conditi Following Stor a " r',T _ . n . Bulletins TOKYO.-(/P)—The Japanese cabinet, headed: by Baron Wakat- sukl, nelgned Friday as a result of criticism of foreign affairs and . financial policies. The resignation Is believed to 1 have introduced a possibility that Japan might suspend their gold standard and place an embargo on gold. , HAMPTON, Va.—(/P)— Professor Elisha Kent Kane, breaking his ..usual .composure Friday testified tears that he loved .and made .a. heroic effort'to save his'wife, Jenny Graham Kane, whom he is charged with drowning and vigorously protested the testimony of his in-laws that he cursed and mistreated her. Oklahoman Says Draper Confessed Testifies That Prisoner Admitted He Had Killed Three Men IDABEL, Okla,—(fl^-After offer- ng testimony that Charles Draper lad confessed slaying three men near Ultima Thule, Okla., after his arrest and had asked pnly that he be al- owed to live long enough to see his >aby, then unborn, the prosecution rested late Thursday in Draper's murder trial. Rex Chandler, Broken Bow hardware dealer, testified that he visited Draper in jail shortly after his arrest. He said Draper told him after admitting the crime, that he expected to die in the electric chair, but wanted his execution postponed until after the birth of the infant. After birth of the child, on November 15, Draper repudiated a purported confession and announced he would resist conviction for his son's sake. Chandler testified Draper expressed the wish that in event of his execution a collection be taken up to bury his body beside that of a son who died in infancy last year. Before Chandler's testimony, the state introduced a confession allegedly made by Draper to Sheriff Charles HoLiuau. U represented Draper as saying he killed G. S. Chappell. 56, Arkansas fruit grower and Eugene Harris, 23, of Antlers, to rob them, and then shot down Jack O'Dell, 18, when he came from his home nearby. The three bodies stripped of clothing, were found in "dead man's hollow," October 19. " Draper's attorneys said they would plaad for reduction of the charges to manslaughter on ground he was 'crazy •'run!:" at the time of the triple kill- Powers Convicted In Bluebeard Tria Verict Carries Mandatory Sentence of Hanging for Divorcee's Murder CLARKSBUBK, W. Va.-(*)-Har ry F. Powers, Lothario of-the Wes Virginia hills, was convicted Thursda of first degree murder for the "matri monial racket" slaying of Mrs. Dorothy Pressler, Lemke, Northboro, Miss divorcee. I *_ , The verdict carries a mandatory sen tence of hanging. < , • •« , It took one hour and. 50 minutes ft ^He12 farmenr and,sj)MiU t^mt. Wes» men to decide- that -the man** wooed dozens of women by ma should go to the gallows for th« first of the five 'killings he is accused b perpetrating in the subterranean de.at chambers of his windowless, sound proof garage at a place called Quie Dell. Arguments for a new trial will be heard Saturday. The jury deliberated in a dressin room in the basement of the town oper.a house, where the trial was hi in order to accommodate the hundreds of townspeaple. , Above the jury, in the center of brilliantly-lighted stage, sat the man whose doom they, were sealing,;'. I Powers had more than a passing con cern in what was being decided down stairs, he hid it. His lawyer,' who had. wept am clutched a table to. support himself as he begged the jurors for "mercy— sympathy," was the only one on thi stage who displayed any concent. He paced back and forth, apparently oblivious to the 1,300 spectators whose eyes were fixed upon him anc his gum-chewing client. Whenever J. Ed Law, defense law- year, sat down. Powers leaned over and engaged him in an earnest conversation in whispers'. But it was nol the talk of a man seeking consolation Even when the tears had rolled down the cheeks of his lawyer, the man branded as "one of the worst mass- slayers the world has ever known" maintained his immobile expression. He seemed puzzled by Law's display of emotion. When the jury filed back to the stage, a hush fell over the opera house. Thirteen hundred necks craned forward. Thirty reporters from all parts of the country, who had occupied the boxes and first floor row of the orchestra pit all week, sat with poised pencils. Powers was chewing his gum in the same slow methodical way he did al through the trial. One hand rested on the other. He tilted back slightly in lis swivel chair. As his fate was revealed, he glanced at his i counsel, but said nothing and displayed not a, trace of reaction. A moment later he was being handcuffed and led to the stage door. Outside a cheer rip'ped down the street when the news spread that Clarksburg's strangest drama was over .hat the curtain had been rune down on the most bizarre performance ever presented on the stage of Moore's opera house. TeXarkanaSi Property]! Many Other PC Injured Slightly WindStorm BUILDINGS~WRECKEI Homes, Outbuildings, Trees Demolished- Heavy Rain Falls TEXARKANA.- (ff) -Two ,_ were killed, three seriously inj and several others slightly injii: a tornado which-struck a mile' of here at 2:30 Friday morning. The'dead are: ' ' J. E_Hardin, 50; Mrs. Vera C. 32, and those injured are, Mrs! J. Hardin, who sufered back injiirie Francis Hardin, 9, both'of-whom probably fatally wounded, and Ha L. Perry, -husband of ,the dead- man, is seriously hurt. , •.» Anna -Hardin, '8, and Mrs;-' S Campbell both received minor: juries. -, ,;.'.<% The_storm accompanied by —,— downpour demolished thVHardW'wiat Perry. homes,; killing Hardin ly'and crushihif'-Mrs. Perry that'she died two 1 hours later.'. • - - • "--fajrtHy. lived blo\vn there.from ! their bed.' ., TKefr father ,ws«. found: beneath the^ wreckage of the ttonte.' , The storm -left, a ,trail of fences and demolished outbuil the vicinity. • " f About a'mile northeast of the ', and Hardin homes the storm negro log cabin and a negro chq v A negro ,man, his wife and* * ( small children were found in 0\6 cabin, ;il wreckage, but'all had escaped yrith"-f minor injuries.' <! J The" church! which was near cabin was demolished. : 29 Bills Offered By Mrs. Caraway Improvement of Ouachitc^ River Sought by Sena? tor Robinson J WASHINGTON-^)-, Twenty- Dills sponsored .-by her late husband la've been submitted by Mrs. Hattie W. Caraway to 'the Senate.) All but one related to personal relief or pensions. The exception sought improve- nent of the approaches to the Con* ederate cemetery at Fayettevii' . Ark. Senator Caraway found difficulti?;""" at the outset in being the first fu.lV' ledged woman senator. The government printing of file had prepared the bills for "Mr, Caraway" and an '/:"" was added in ink beside each "Mr," Senator Robinson of Arkansas, the democratic leader, introduced a bill ailing for commemoration of the bat- • le of Helena, Ark. July 4, 863. Senator Robinson also introduced ills for the following: To appropriate 275,000 for improving the OuachJta iver; to create the Ouachita Nations) >ark; authorize 13,000,000 for ruraj anitation work in drouth areas, Other bills included the followwitT-- Representatiye Glover , Democrat, Arkansas, to provide a careful study f the cost of cotton production "so • lat a stabilized price may be fixed or this commodity as basis for loans. 1 Senator Black, Democrat, Alabama, o require all public officers and can- idates for public office to report ar. ' , ublish their security holdings, Representative Miller, Democrat, Vrkansas, to credit agtinst accoutt* _ f owners of uninsured cotton destroy? t d in approved warehouses the amount f the damage. Michigan Town Declares "Taxpayers' Vacation 11 XJLBY, Mich.-(yp)-This village U. o well off that no village tax ' een levied this year and the __ f village assessor has been suspenu- Welter Q. Schrader. village presi- ent, annpunred that through ecoA ' five years a surplus^hrdluetaoisfer! omical administration during tjr jeen accumulated and that no t*s wuld be nec«ssary. At the same Uflie a pfogram of im- rovements in sidewallk sewers and •»<£rwprks was «ijjrrie4 on.

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