Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 12, 1931 · Page 1
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VOLUME 33—NUMBER 61 HOPE, ARKANSAS, WURDAY, DECEMBER 12,1931 ' . I. ', .-_-?-J»i^ . .... ....... _l.-,^-._^. ..._...... . -~-. *... ~ ,..-». -~ . M , JJ -,_ ^jjjjuje^^-mau. DRAPER Execution Date for Harry F. Powers Is SetforiJarchlSth "Mass Slayer^ Tried for Slaying Massachusetts Dirvorcee NEW TRIALls DENIED Man Also Indicted in Murder of Widow and Her Three Children CLARKSBURG, W. Va.~(/P)-Harry F. Powers was sentenced to die on the gallows at the penitentiary at Moundsville, March 18, for the murder of Dorothy Pressler Lemko, N6rth- boro, Mass., divorcee. • A motion. for a new trial was over• ruled. The stale charged that Powers slew tiCmke, after luring her from her home, on a pretext at marriage. He also was indicted for the slayings of Mrs. Asia Buick Either, Park Ridge, 111., widow and her three children. > Civil War Relics Prized By Hempstead Countian Personal Effects of Pioneer Relative* Have Been in Possession of G. A. Robertson, Hope, Route 1, for Many Years—Ancestors Lived in Columbia County, Arkansas cf, *?**«* h^'j?--^ Sheriffs Slayer Given Life Term Miller County Jury Finds Sam Day, 20, Guilty of Murder TEXARKANA; -fr After deliberating Charles Scott In 1861 joined the Confederate army, leaving his home in Columbia county, Arkansas, never to return, for he was killed In action in tht: battle of Missionary Ridge. This young farmer, who gave his life for his country, left his wordly possessions in care of a sister, Miss Harriett Scott. She has been dead for a number of years. . Before her death, this woman, who never married, divided a number of the keepsakes, left in her care by hoV brother, among other relatives. Among the articles of clothing left was a pair of socks. At the, time ; Charles Scott left home most of the clothing was made of. home spun ma,- terial, but this pair of socks, of which he was particularly proud, he had bought at a store and were among the first machine made socks ever brought to the United States; This pair of socks is riow in the possession of C. A. Robertson, of Hope, route 1, Charles Scott being a great uncle of his. They were given to him about 40 years ago by Miss Scott. . Although these socks are of no market value, Mr. Robertson is proud of them and plans to keep them the remainder of his life, when they Will perhaps be handed down to some other member of this family. , In addition to this pair of socks, Mr. Robertson has a small cloth bag, about two inches wide and fou^inches long. This bag is made of home made home made cloth and w^s also given to him oy his great aunt Harriett. This little bag has a historical value. In-,it, during the war, Miss Scott had .51,(KtO in gold. 'During a march of the enemy through Columbia , county, near the Scott home, this bag, with its contents was placed under a sitting hen, as Miss Scott considered this the safest place in which to hide it from the nemies of her people. Some members of the opposing forces went into the hen house, but it so happned that they did not disturb this sitting hen and the little cloth bag remained untouched. , The Scotts originated in 'Georgia, coming to Columbia county, Arkansas when Charles and Harriet were small children. Mr. Robertson, who is now the owner of these valuable relics has been a resident of Hempstead county for a number of years and is well known in 'Hope. ' \ n^ life Imprisonment at 10 a. m. Friday. The case had been on trial in Miller circuit court since Wednesday morning. Because of the illness of one of the jurors, the court went to the jury room to receive the verdict. Will Thomas, the sick juror, had remained in bed during the deliberations, which took place in a rooming house directly across the street from the courthouse. After a conference with attorneys, Judge Dexter Bush decided court officials could go to the jurys room to receive the verdict. Only the judge, the clerk, attorneys and the defendant were permitted in the room. Day was charged) with the murder of Sheriff Walter Harris during a raid by the sheriff on a still eight miles south of here last July. Day testified he fired the shots that killed Harris, but said he acted 1 in self-defense. He said the sheriff appeared suddenly and began firing at him with a shotgun, and that he slot back to save his own life. The case was given to the jury at 7 Thursday night, bu't the juror did not begin deliberations until Friday morning. The first ballot stood 11 for the death penalty, and several succeeding ballots showed the same result. One juror held out against the death penalty, and finally was able to swing the other 7 and a compromise verdict of life imprisonment was reached. In an interview at the jail following the verdict, Day told newspaper men that "If I had it to do over again I would do the same thing, as I acted only in defense of my own life." A motion for a new trial will be argued next week, and if this is denied an appeal will be taken to the Arkansas Supreme Court, defense attorneys said. An effort also will be made to have Day released on bail. Woman Tries to Take Her Life After "Fuss" MONTGOMERY, Ala. — (fP) — A young woman identified as Miss Hattie Hutchinson of Competition, Mo., early Thursday fell three stories at a downtown hotel, inflicting injuries that may prove fatal. The young woman, police said, recovered consciousness at a hospital for a few minutes and told them she had attempted suicide after a quarrel with Jack F. Jones, 25-year-old traveling salesman, of Birmingham, formerly of Competition. Jones, arrested on a general holding charge, police, said, told them he and the woman had quarreled and he struck her several times. Powers Awaits Debate for New Murder Trial CLARKSBURG. W. Va.-(/P)-Unmoved by his conviction for the murder of Mrs, Dorothy Pressler Lemke of Nprthboro, Mas?., Harry F. Powers Friday awaited the outcome of arguments for a new trial, pracUcal- ly his only hope of being saved from the gallows. Arguments for a new trial on the first of the five s'ayuigs Powers is ac- cu^d of oerpelratinif at his garage in •a ClarHjsb,ur« culiui'b will be h.earJ Saturday. , • ,", . Poultry Group to Hold Meeting Here AU Members and Visitors - Incited to Attend This ^i.iV.iPs«.>..4j .••'-,.' '• ' -'.-••• . Meeting Members of the Hempstead County Poultry Association and visitors are cordially invited to attend the regular December meeting of this body on next Monday night at the city hall in Hope. Several important matters of interest to poultry growers are to be discussed at this meeting. It is expected that Flint Nichols, 'director of accrediting work in Arkansas will be present, as well as others connected with the poultry industry of the state. Columbus Wins Over Spring Hill Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Play in This City Friday Night Columbus won two basketball games in Hope Friday 'night, both girls and boys teams playing. Their opponents were the Spring Hill teams. The boys game resulted in a close score and 10 minutes overtime was required to decide this game. Final score in this game was 11 to 13. • Columbus girls out scored the opposing side, this game ending 22 to 8. Wife of Suicide Ends Own Life by Drowning GREENSBORO, N. C.-(/P) —Mrs. Austin Smith, whose husband died Thursday night from a bullet wound which police believed was self-inflicted, drowned herself early Friday in a lake near her home. She was ill and under the care of a nurse. About 3 a. m. she escaped from the nurse, ran from the house and leaped into the water. Her body was recovered. i RAPPER FANNY SAYS DEO. U.S. PAT. OFF. Roosevelt Silent on PlansFor 1932 Smith's Pled Luncheon Guests Allegiance to ; NEW YORK.— (^P)— The return of Goy. Franklin D. Roosevelt, still smilingly silent on his plans for '1932, and an "accidental", luncheon at which former Gov, Alfred E, Smith entertained Democratic leaders of six states, stirred political circles Friday. One of the first questions asked of the governor upon his arrival from Warm Springs, Ga.,.was: "When will you be ready with an important national announcement?" He smiled, but that was the only answer. But if Roosevelt were not inclined to discuss national politics, the guests of former Governor Smith were. At least three took occasion to express their esteem for the 1928 standard bearer. Around the Smith luncheon table were: Gov. Joseph B. Ely of Massachusetts. Gov. Wilbur F. Cross of Connecticut; Gov.-Elect A. Harry Moore of New Jersey; John R,' Collins, Democratic chairman of Pennsylvania; Sedgewick Kistler, national committeeman from Pennsylvania; J. Howard McGrath, Democratc state chairman of Rhode Island; Robert Jackson, national committeeman of New Hampshire and Frank Hague, national committeeman of New jersey. Ely and McGrath said Massachusetts and Rhode Island both were "Smith states" and that they would vote for him, or follow his leadership next year. Said Hague: "New Jersey has always been a Smith state." Meantime Governor Roosevelt spent the day, he said, picking up the reins of the state where he left them when he went to Georgia. Work of Treating Vets Explained by Doctors LITTLE ROCK — (/P)— Representatives of five World war veterans organizations came to Fort Roots veterans hospital Thursday to learn how the disabled are treated and then trained in occupations. Some 200 representatives of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, the Arkansas Service Bureau, the Veterans Bureau and the staff of the Fort Roots hospital met in a conference and listened to addresses by Edward K. Allis, clinical director of the hospital, and Arthur H. Mountford, reconstruction officer. Allis said the most successful method of treating the mental patients is throungh occupational therapy. He said most of the patents are put to work making useful articles. A large number are cured within a very short time, he said. Gurdon Pastor Goes to Lewisville Church GURDON, Ark—Rev. C. E. Whitten, pastor for two years at the Methodist church here, has gone to Lewisville where he will enter into his wo,rk as pastor at Lewisville and Bradley. Rev. Thornburg Workman, who has been assigned to the Gurdpn station to succeed Rev. -Whitteji, is expected to arrive here for the services 'next Sunday. Under the administration of Eev. Whitten the local Methodist church , ban witnessed u Sailors Drift to Shore After Ship] .Grounds and Sinks Two of Six Men Aboard Small Raft Survives •' Icy Waters WAS GERMAN SHI! Coast Guard Officials Sa; 111 Fated Boat Was " _ Rum Runner OSLO, Norway—(/T?)—Two naif fr<» en seamen drifted ashore near Maalc ey, a fishing village Saturday on"_ raft with the bodies of four shipmatt s on the German owned 'trawler "Veil * us" described by coast, guard officials as a rum runner, which grounded and sank.' ' •'••' •';' '•'•'' . . .J ; One life boat sank, as it was being launched, drowning six men, •• jvHp were members of the crew. '; , The second boat, carrying" seven hien capsized and men were clinging, to the craft as the raft bearing the survivors and four dead drifted out of sight. ,. ".••••• , : -—*— ) Reach Agreement on War Payment^ More Time to Be Giyen Foreign Governments in Making Payments WASHINGTON-(fl>)—An Informal understanding was reached Saturday between the administration and the senate;:- thlt/^tohsigl- $Overnmen*S would; ( iiot.vbe Considered at fault in their %ar debt payments-;'due next Tuesday, if they are not paid, pending formal ratification of, the one year moratorium, Senate leaders of both parties conferred with under secretary Ogden Mills. i Drama Presented on P.-T. A. Program "The Beau of Bath" Features Junior High Session Ono of the most' artistic programs ever given before the Junior High School P. T. A. -was presented Thursday under direction of Miss Lois Ferguson, dramatic teacher at the high school. The feature of 'the program was a play, "The Beau of Bath," by Constance Mackay. By the end of the program the auditorium was growing dark, and in the gloom the setting of candlelight, an open fire, tapestry and Christmas wreaths, glowed with the real Christmas beauty. The stage showed a room furnished in the splendor of a former day. The owner and his old butler, also with raiment and speech of an earlier age, were before the Yule fire talking of their young days when the Beau of Bath set fashions in wigs and snuffboxes for kings and their courts. On the wall, in agrcat gilt frame, hung a portrait, lifesized, of a beautiful girl in the court dress of the generation before. , As Christinas dreams grew in the old man's mind the lady stepped from the portarit and herself, became part of the dream. The role of the Beau was played in splendid manner by Billy Bob Hern-, don. The lady of the portrait was Miss Anne Leiper. Merdin Coop gave a good characterization of the butler, Jepson. Before the play Carrol Carpenter sang a Christmas song. Miss Ferguson read the ever-beautiful story of the shepherds and the angels, as told by Lew Wallace in "Ben Hur" and Miss Winburn sang the Christmas carol which accompanies it. The only business transacted was in the form of financial reports. No important motions were introduced 1 , and the session was brief. Miss Winburn's home room, won the dollar. Mrs. Moore is-the room mother. Kansas City in Move to Aid Poor on Christmas KANSAS CITY^(^^-Several clubs have cancelled plans for Christmas parties and the money that would have been spent on evenings of pleasure will be used instead for needy families. The cancellation movement was initiated by the bond men's club, with 100 members. They abandoned their annual' party and voted to "adopt" from 40 to 50 families for the holidays providing their food, fuel and clothing. Combining the Christmas soirit with a little trade stimulant, business men of other organizations have decided to purchase new clothing and eivo thv'n 4 L.Uc»- garments tp the uooi'. Italy Has Beauty In Store ^^^— v ,' '.I"- - * fc *• 'A ,>' **:'-£ ^;A*W. •;-v>'^$» Big Mountai -A " t •> U v A '< ?'*.*• t Shopping must be a pleasure in Italy. For despite Signonna - Maria Vivono's obvious charms, she was able to outdistance' her fair competitors by only fourteen votes in a^contest to determine the most-attractive shop girl in the, country. ..-,...' f Former Miraster Sentenced to Life Found Guilty of Slaying Son in Effort to Collect . . Insurance AUGUSTA, Ga.— (IP)— J. M. Williams, former Rochelle, Ga., minister was found guilty Saturday for the slaying of his 19-year-old sailor son, Raford Grady Williams. The jury 'recommended mercy, which means that a life sentence will be imposed, Witnesses of the state charged that the father lured his son home on furlough on a pretext that the youth's sister was ill and then slew him to collect insurance. Stephens to Speak on Truck Growing Blevins Man to Attend Meeting at Spring Hill Saturday, Dec. 19 H. M. Stephens, prominent truck grower of Blevins, is to address the Spring Hill Farmers and Business Men's Club Saturday night December 19th at the last named community. This club was organized recently for the purpose of discussing mutual problems of the people of that section. Stephens was asked to speak to the club to stimulate interest in truck growing during the coming year. He has been unusually successful in securing organized effort among farmers in growing and shipping truck produce in the northern part of the county, and in Patmos. and sponsors of the Spring Hill club hope to derive much benefit from his talk there. The meeting will be held at the consolidated school house there. No Dancing Is Prof's Decree for University ORLANDO, Fla—(/P)—Dr. Lincoln ttulley, president of Stetson University, a Baptist college at Deland, Fla., wont le tstudents trip the light fantastic toe on the campus and he would have clergymen deny diversion to church members. Speaking at the Floz-ida Baptist convention here, he said: "I will d my best to stop Stetson University students from dancing if you Baptist pastors will stop members of your churches from dancing." The boys of .Stetson must leave the campus if they dance, he said, and co-eds are not permitted to attend dances anywhere. uulf Refining Company Payroll Taken by Group SOMERVILLE, Mass.— (A>) -T w o clerks of the Gulf Refining company were held up Friday and robbed of a $4000 payroll which was being car- rie4 by au'M^cbile from a bank to the cojiipsny's Snnierville plant. Four ^ men partivipa'ed in the holdup and ; Boy Scout Hope Club Will Visit Tex arkana for Court of Honor Dec. 18 'Kiwanians are to furnish, transportation for local Boy Scouts so that they may attend-the Court of'Honor for the Texarkana Council of that organization, Friday night, December 18. The council comprises 14 southwest Arkansas counties, and several in Texas. The Hope Kiwanis Club voted to hold their next week's meet at 6 o'clock at the Capital Hotel, finish early, and attend the Texarkana event in a body. Merit badges are awarded to Boy Scouts at the Court of Honor, the boys serving as judges for treir applicants. Cornet F. Erwin, baby member of the Kiwanis club, was initiated at the Friday night meeting of this civic club, at the Capital Hotel. He asked to be called upon at any time, in furthering the work of the club. Leonard and Tom England were awarded first prize for bringing in the largest Kiwanis pumpkin before Thanksgiving, while second prize went to Neal Walker. Both of these boys are former members of the 4-H clubs, until their work was suspended when the county agent and home demonstration agent work was dropped in this county. Both will be entertained at the next meeting of the Kiwanis club. The Rev. Geo. F. X. Strassner was re-appointed secretary for the coming year. The board of directors recently paid tribute to his splendid work during the past year, both as a valuable Kiwanian, and as a good secretary. His letters to members came in for special praise. Clifford Wyatt represented the local Boy Scout "troop at Friday night's meeting, over which R. V. Herndbn presided. It was decided to hold the Christmas meeting of the club on Saturday night, December 26th since the regular meeting day falls on Christmas night. School Tutors' Wrangle Is Brought Into Court CONWAV, Ark.— (ff) —A wrangle between two school teachers over the right to teach a one-room school of 20 pupils has reached the courts. On behalf pf Miss Mary Burkett, a part of the board members of the Chadwick distri?! sought to enjoin Miss Sammy Hooks from bringing in pupils from another district. They complained Miss Hooks and her pupils "continually sing, talk aloud, and make various and sundry noises" to interfere with Miss Burkett and her classes. Both teachers ' hold contracts, but with rival factions of the board. Miss Burkett first arrived at the school opening and started teaching. When Miss Hooks arrived later, she found no pupils to teach in the Chadwick diEtuft and went into another to get BIRMINGHAM, >-,.Alal—(/P)-Mls- trial was declared Saturday 'b'y Judge McElroy in the murder trial of William Peterson, negro, charg- ' ed with the slaying of Miss August. Williams, Birmingham society girl. TOKYO.—(j<P)-Tsuyoshi Inukat, following his summons to the Imperial palace Saturday, began the., formation og a new cabinet, composed exclusively of Selyukal members. • -. , • • • Extensions Asked en US. Land Notes Southern Senators Urge Liberal Treatment for Delinquent Farmers WASHINGTQN.-(/P)-Relief for delinquent borrowers 'from the federal land banks was urged Friday at a conference of 14 Southern Democratic senators. . ; • ••.. ., . •. . , ; ;.., The group,''calleil,together b'y 'Sen r ator Sniith of Soutri'Carolina, rink- ing member, of the'•Agriculture'Com- mittee, .sent an appeal ot the administration for .liberal treatment .of i arm; ers' unable to meet 'their debt obliga- 4Bpns>,. ,.,,.^t^._>_,',».»... ' : \^.,"\ .^i. ;/v$vr agreed to await submission of the administration plan.for recapitalization of the land banks, a move which was gneerally favored. Senator Harrison, Democrat, Mississippi, had a bill before Congress,last session for relief of delinquents. "This is-an unprecedented situation," said Senator Smith, "brought about by failure of the cash crops to meet the cost of production. This condition can't exist indefinitely, but dispossession now of the farmers will leave them unable to help-themselves when the depression is over." ' f Those attending the meeting included: Smith, Harrison, and Fletcher and Trammell of F_lorida; f Harris and George of Georgia; McKeller and Hull, Tennessee; Black and Bankhead, Ala. bama; Byrnes,, South Carolina; Morison, North Carolina; Gore, Oklahoma and Logan Kentucky. 3-Cent Postal Rate Is Recommended Brown <Says Part of .Huge Deficit Can Be Over come by Increase WASHINGTON— (JP)— A precedent- shattering deficit for the Postoffice Department led jts chief Monday to insist again that more ought to be charged to carry letter-mail. The annual report of Postmaster General Brown snowed that department came out $146,066,189 behind last year. This is almost $48,000,000 more than the grqss deficit the previous year. As to a way out, he repeated to President Hoover his recommendation that the two-cent rate for carrying a letter be raised bya half^cent when the letter goes out of the locality. This oh the present volume, would bring in $50,000,000 a year additional. The report went on: ( 'A 2¥t cent rate would pbviously fall far short of producing adequate revenues at the' present time. The deficit for 1931 attributable to strictly postal operations was more than $98,300,000, and if present trends are maintained the net deficit for the current year will be in the neighborhood of $150,000,000. This raises the question whether, in view of the already overtaxed condition of the general Treasury, it would not be advisable, pend- ng the return of normal conditions, to fix a three-cent rate for letter] mail." Sought!. • . . Boy Investigat Murdered Ne IDABEL, Okla., -f-ij'((/ft Draper; giant mountaineer death" jiehaity'" for.onifcdi! J t'-n if,±*_ "->m! _.^ ' .'. j"v^l» •, %*"!-•" i.. ! jtfry "»u v of .life! "jmprisonme'rit.hi?v .,.' Draper t confessed ^ife,fl shortly af ter his .capture •tion. he would riot * 1 until? an his wife." , i ._,»»*•»»*, w ,o»«* , t nu9ftw nbunced he would ;pli .Draper in:his original *•**&>, JuryDeliberat i •** - -' ;',' i 1 " 1. "- >'^'»' 1,'^i'f^i Fate of Bit Reaches No Verdict in f* f ^ '. • • *ML?¥ 4to&. '<¥§! FINE BLUFF.-,.,, ^.__. three hours without reaching-; diet, the jury which heard the i trial of three brothers for the'; of their, nephew, 'retire6*C(»it "" ,day ngiht to resume deliel urday. morning. Arthur, Fred and ., charged-with, murder with the killing of Lloyd highway near"here in 1930." Poe Norton,-foreman',of,Itljie;, told Circuit Judge T, G, FarhanV in his opinion no verdict <f " reached.. Unofficial reports^ jury stood seven to five. '•:"• The three brothers took .'isfie- Friday to testify that Arthur- ! -. shot Hunt in self-defense, aftepwj had stppped the car in,,whfeft brothers we^is riding and had, ' ened to kill Arthur, The prosecution contended brothers followed Hunt after left their home following a and that they stopped bUn highway and killed him. -, •'.' The jury visited the scene;'pi slaying Friday. • / Jones' New Golf to Have Real "—=—- -M'" '$$ AUQUSTA, Ga.(ff)— ThOigolf here that will record Bobby , links career is going to have J 19th hole. In addition to the 18 holes of regular course there will be^ " ' which will be used only in ties in matches over the 18. Jones is president of the tion building the course. It <.„ elude some of the most famous, Joncis encountered to Ms * play in this country and Papuan Natives Fashion Own Clubs to Play Golf CANBERRA.—(/P)—Youthful U-ibes- men of the Papuan villages who were iving in the stone age a few years ago, are now fashioning golf clubs instead of spears and doing the job well. A year ago a band of enthusiasts, nostly the Australian white officials, created the first Papuan golf links, and the players have utilized the Kanaka youths as caddies. The caddies arrived with sotnfi amazingly fine woods and their irons were examples, of extraordinary ingenuity fashioafd from pieces of wat- L-J- pine, boon iro,n mjj awup, mi- Buckeye State If Home of Football COLUMBUS,' known as the home of presidents, now •', lays claim to«distinction as the ducer of football captains. To date, five sons of the state have been chosen to, lead college elevens into 132 tiaities. They we: John S. ^Ubur, ~ Heights, tackle for £he Blue Robert JJormett, ^Buckyrus second high score/ this year in tfas H^ '' tion, at Michigog State; Ivan son, BowUiijs $reen, Mich^n's "ff^fi liaiit eo4j 5*wis Hincronan, "' ' State's^ defensive halfback star, Robert L. SjaMlj, SteMbeR-vUte, <"-'

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