Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 15, 1931 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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:' VOLUME 83^ 1899| Mo|>» billy Pr«« \ Jtnuiff \6. I tit HOPE, ARKANMjJJJESDAt, DECEMBER 15,1081 FALCON MAN Two Killed, Five Injured In Train Crash meer and Youth Die as T. P. Train Is Derailed Monday All Cars Leave Rails Except One Pullman According to Witnesses 46 PERSONS ABOARD Officials of Road Say the Switch Had Been t Tampered With SHREVEPORT, La.t-JXP)—Two per- f ,sons, were killed, six? injured, five of 'them, seriously in a'rjTaljeged attempt to wreck the Texas and pacific southbound passenger train pt Hutchnsons Spur, 18 miles south ''ofrriere Monday night. All of the cars except one Pullman were derailed. The body of an unidentified youth was found under a baggage car Tuesday and another body is believed 1 to be buried in the wreckage. J. W. Gorman, 55-year-old engineer ol Alexandria, was killed when the engine plunged through a switch wrich the railroad 1 officials said had been tampered with. Guy Green of Marshall, Texas, was injured perhaps fatally. Two unidentified men who were riding the blinds were seriously injured. The cars of the train plunged a dis- ,tartce of 25 feet from the tracks. ' /Tprty-six passengers were aboard the train at the time'of the accident. May Lose Sight Plaz Jones Shot by Neighbor During Altercation Near Sidon SEARCY — Two farmers were wounded, one seriously, during an altercation at Sidon, near here, Monday afternoon. Plaz Jones, aged 35, was shot in the face and probably will lose the sight of both eyes. S. R. Hopper, 25, was wounded in the arm by the same charge from the shotgun in the hands of Chesley Rhodes, 25. All are from Sidon. The quarrel is said to have been caused by stock running in a field. Jones was taken to the Army and Navy hospital at Hot Springs Monday night. He is a World war veteran. Hopper's wound is not serious. Hooper and Jones are married, Rhodes lives with his father. Rhodes was brought to jail here after the shooting. -•» • m Parents of Texas Boys Held for Their Murder PALESTINE, Tex. — (ff)-~ Sheriff Haslitt of Houston county said Monday two murder charges each were li'ed at Crockett against W. E. Johnson and his wife, after a post mortem examination showed that Johnson's sons, Quincy Leon, 12, and Daniel Walter, 8, allegedly died of poisoning. . , Houston physician who examined viscera of the two bodies at Huntsville Sunday reported the poison evidently was taken on an apple or in rice the boys had eaten. The older boy died last Wednesday night and the younger. Thursday morning, tl was alleged that the older child died in convulsions, contrary to the claim of his father that he died of ptomaine poisoning. Johnson and his wife, who was the stepmother of the boys, both claimed they were' ill. They were arretsed Monday at Crockett. Youth of 19 Held Over Death of His Brother MARVILLE. Tenn.(^)—Oscar Howlett, 22, was dead Monday and his 19- year-old brother, Arthur, was held in Blount county jail, charged with stabbing him to death wish a pocket knife. Witnesses said the stabbing resulted from an argument as to when Maryville College was founded. Arthur told officers he stabbed "his brother in ,'self defense. Mena Preparing to Aid Poor Christmas MENA, Ark.—There will be no home in Mena to suffer from hunger and lack of cheer this Christmas, if plans of tf/ie Federated Welfare association can be carried out. The central agency for charitable work is selected needy families for "adoption 1 • by more fortunate individuals and organizations, and the distribution by Goodfellows will be on an organized system, so • tliut none will Ik; o Children's Dimes Aid Dry Cause Prohibition leaders hope a dime'apiece from American school children will offset recent contributions to the wet cause. Here Edwin, C. Dinwiddie, 3xecutive secretary of the Prohibition Board of Strategy, and Miss Dorothy berth (left) are shown viewing the first shower of dimes that reached prohibition headquarters in Washington in response to a nation-wide appeal. Former Arkansan Gets Prison Term Pleads Guilty to Murder in Missouri and Sentenced POPULAR BLUFF , MO.— Conme Bowman, aged 19, was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment Monday when he pleaded guilty in Circuit Court at Bloomfield for participation in the murder last October 1 of Henry Frnaz- dorf , aged and wealthy bachelor, Franzdorf was shot seven times. Young Bowman was held with his father, Pierce Bowman, aged 60, but charges against the elder Bowman were dismissed following the plea of guilty. Bowman implicated Chester Jordan, 17, who was with him when the shooting occurred and Jordan was arrested. Franzdorf took up several hogs owned by Bowman and his father. The hogs swam the river, which divides their farms, and along which Is the county line. Bowman went over to get his hogs and an argument terminated in the shooting. The Bowmans moved to Butler county from near Helena, Ark., a year ago. Mrs. Martindale to Present Her Pupils Splendid Picture Will Be Presented in Connection With This Program The Saenger Theatre will present Mrs. James Martindale and her dancing classes In their annual Christmas Revuo, "Frills and Feathers," in two parts with' forty of her pupils on Tuesday, December 22. Gorgeous costumes, special scenery, toe, tap, precision routines, acrobat specialties and novelty dances. In connection with the Revue, the picture, "Night Nurse" starring Barbara Stanwyck and Clark Gable will be shown. .FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: HEC.U.S.I'A'f.Ofr. ONU A cold hourc MI the morning gels yww all sU'umvd «l>. Widow Killed in Truck Collision Driver of; .Wrecked Car Arrested by Officers TEXARKANA—A 32-year-old woman was dead and two men were in jail facing charges of manslaughter, transporting liquor and driving an automobile while intoxcated as the result of an accident shortly after 6 p. m. Monday at the south end of the Texarkana, Ark., viaduct. « Mrs. Aulta McDaniel was fatally injured when the truck in which she, E. D. Johnson, Roy Taylor, two farmers of Miller county, and her two children, Margaret, 10, and Sam Wiley, eight were riding swerved off the pavement and crashed into a telephone pole. The injured woman was taken to the Texarkana hospital in a^everra ambulance where she died ! less than 10 minutes after the accident. .The children and the two men escaped injury. Johnson and Taylor were arrested by Chief of Police Tom Sewell after a half gallon jar of liquor had been found hidden behind a signboard about 10 feet from the wrecked truck. A witness to the accident told' officers he .saw one of the men hide the jar after the crash occurred. Witnesses said the crush occurred when Johnson swerved the truck too far to the left in an attempt to avoid striking a car owned by A. E. Van- Wrey which was parked on the edge of the pavement. He apparently lost control of the heavy machine and it crashed into the pole. Mrs. McDaniel was thrown from the truck, |icr head striking the pavement. Hospital at- tendiarits said her skull was crushed. Jess Boatner, railroad employee who witnessed the accident, said he could see no apparent reason why Johnson should have swerved the truck, since VanWrey's car was parked off the pavement. He said he saw the woman strike the pavement and rushed to her aid. Johnson and Taylor both live on the Fouke highway outside of the city limits. Officers said Johnson appeared to be in an intoxicated condition and was unable to give an accurate account of the accident. Both he and Taylor, however denied ownership of the whiskey. They were lodged in the Texarkana, Ark., jail pending further investigation of the accident. Plot to Escape Prison Was Made l^ast Summer LEAVENWORTH, Kas. — (#>) — The Leavenworth Times says it "has learned from sources that are not questioned that the plot of seven convicts who escaped federal prison last Friday was hatched last summer and that details decided upon at that time were carried out in making the break." From the same source of information the newspaper learned that prison officials were "tipped off" by a convict at the time the plot was laid. Che convict is said to have told them that guns and explosives had been smuggled into prison. Following this information a search revealed one revolver. A former guard was suspected of being in the plot to smuggle guns and ammunition to prisoners, the story goes on- This guard was discharged early in the summer and "is said to have expressed much bitterness to- Chiang Kai Shek Is Succeeded By Veteran Liii Sen - r __ ; -: ^ g Schoolhouse Near Meria Is Destroyed by Fire MENA, 'Ark.—Flames, originating frim an unusual cause, brought .about the" destruction of "the fW-foom' schoolhouse at Dallas, Saturday. Oil being heated in the building for use on the floors caught fire and the flames spread so rapidly they could not be,checked. The school had rock walls with an inside lining of'lumber, and was the first built in Polk county of native stone. It served as a model for other rock walled schools of later construction, having an attractive exterior. The building cost about $4000 and carried $2000 insurance. > ih , Dr. L.M. Life Heads Medical Society County Group Hold Meeting and Elect Officers for 1932 At a recent meeting of the Hempstead County Medical Society, the following officers were elected for 1932: President," Dr. L. M. Lile. , .'..•'' Vice President, Dr. J. G. Martindale. • Secretary-Treasurer, Dr; T. L. McDonald. , , v : Delegate to Arkansas Medical Society, Dr. Don Smith. Alternate, Dr; G. E. Cannon". Credential Committee, Drs. Don Smith, J. G. Martindale, T. L. McDonald. Applications for membership were received from Dr, F. W. Pickell and Dr. A. C. Kolb. ' 'Dr. S. F. Hoge, of Little Rock, made an interesting address. Moratorium Not a Matter of Party Robinson • Announces Every Effort Will Be Made to Reduce Expenses WASHINGTON.— (ff>) —The Democratic joint policy committee Tuesday decided that the Hoover moratorium was not a subject for party consideration and to leave it to personal views of the Democratic members. A brief statement was issued by Speakear Garner and Senator Robinson of Arkansas said that the committee recommended that every possible effort be made to reduce government expenditures but no details with respect to the tariff or tax revision was agreed upon, but will be matters of further consideration. Bond for Former Judge Is Acked at Pine Bluff PINE BLUFF— (/P)— Bond was" asked for former County Judge C. M. Philpot, held in jail on a charge of murder, in a motion filed in circuit court hece Monday by his attorneys. Judge Philpot recently was brought to jail here from the state hospital tor nervous diseases, where he had been confined since a few hours after he killed his son-in-law, Chester W. Taylor, former congressman, last July. The motion for a bond, which will be heard a week from Tuesday, set out that Judge Philpot is in ill health, is 76 years old and close confinement in jail will aggravate his condition. The fact that he lived in Jefferson .county 55 years and served . in public offices is given as further reason that he should not be held without bond. 30 Cases of Diphtheria in Arkansas Reported LITTLE ROCK.-(tf>)— The weekly health report compiled Monday by the state health department and forwarded to public health officials at Washington, showed the following cases of communicable diseases reported in Arkansas last week: djph- teria 30; influenza 11; measles 13; meningitis 1; scarlet fever 23; smallpox 7; typhoid fever 14. Wife^f Noted Writer Is 111 at Saint Louis ST. LOUIS.- (#>) -Mrs. Theodore Dreiser, wife of the ijovelist, is ill with pneumonia in Deaconess hospital here. Her erudition was reported "fairly I'.ijud" Monday. Riotous Demonstration Is Conducted by Students • Before Resignation I ANKING • President Chang Gal Shek of the Nanking government resigned Tuesday? and was succeeded byiLin Sen, a veteran meirlber of the Nationalist party. He stepped in he said,;-iri the interest of internal peace in China and be- cailse of strong criticism of its foreign policy, , . •' > i Students conducted a riotous deny* onstration in front of the foreign office shortly before the announcement of the resignation. W. R. Atkins Still Expected at Pen Tornado Said to Have Postponed Banker's Trip to "Walls" Although his delivery at the state penitentiary; to begin' a four-year term 'for- fraud .in connection with the failure of the Bank of McCaskill had befen pledged for Monday, William R. Atkins, former casliier, had not arrivec atj'Hhe walls" up ;tb . 4; o'clock ,Tues- da>j afternoon:/ the .Ajssociate'd Press advised Hope "Star^ .• ""-'' v. ''.f 1 : v. .?'... . Meanwhile a second statement fron- his attoreny, George R. Heynie, of Camden, said that Atkins had been delayed in that city by damage done to his property during the cyclone last Sunday. "Condition of the roads and damage to some of his property caused the delay in appearing at the penitentiary," Mr. Haynie said. . Atkins is now expected tp enter the penitentiary late Tuesday or Wednesday, his attorney indicated. First Freeze of Season Tuesday Thin Ice Appears in Hope fpr First Time This Season The first freeze of the season was reported Tuesday morning when, as the Weather Man predicted, the mercury plunged downward and early-risers in Hope were greeted with the "sight of a hard frost and a thin coating of ice in gutters and on sidewalks. It is a record late frost' for this section, warm temperatures having prevailed! well up to within three weeks of Christmas, winter finally being ushered in by heavy rains beginning two weeks ago. Two Prescott Men Arrested at Gurdon GURDON, Ark.-W. C. Dowdle, 28, and J. T. Stagle, 27, both of Prescott, were arrested in the Ritchie Wholesale Grocery company store here Sunday by local officers. Marshal John H. Sheppard went to the scene and the store was surrounded, but as the city lights were out officers had to guard the store until the lights were turned on again. As the town was lighted up the store was entered and the two men were arrested and lodged in the city jail. These men were known here by several of the Gurdon young men who claim they are members of the Arkansas National Guard at Prescott. . Chicago Virtually Assured As Site for National Meeting Detroit Withdraws Bid for Convention at Noon T u e s d ay HOOVER "ATTACKKED Chairman Fess Describes Efforts of President as Stupendous WASHINGTON.-yPJ-Chicago was virtually assured^as the site for the Republican convention by the with- diwwal of Detroti b'sid at noon Tuesday. ' ' ''.••'" .'.:' '••;' '. -• WASHINGTON.-(^p-the Republican National Committee was called Upon Tuesday by Chairman Fess to mold an "intelligent public opinion" on President Hoover's; record. Fess described as stupendous, the President's efforts to help the'business situation. • Balloting on the convention city was deferred until late Tuesday afternoon, but Chicago continued to be'the overwhelming favorite, pressed only by Detroit.. ' \ W.E. ' ' WNP^V i- I ' [ ' j . • '%« wit ' ;/»**'* Elmore Russ Hurt in Gun Big Lumber Mill to Be Dismantled Greatest Mill in Arkadel- , phia to -Quit After *25 ' Patents to Settlers on Disputed Land Asked WASHINGTON.—(#»)—Authority for the secretary of the interior to issue patents to settlers on land near El Paso that figured in a boundary dispute between Texas and New Mexico was asked Monday by Senator Bratton, democrat. Bratton explained approximately 50,000 acres were involved in the lost titles which resulted from a resurveying of the boundary, shifting a number of land holders from one state to the other. In the shift, a number lost their titles to the acreage, which lies near El Paso and Las Cruces, N. M. The bill was conditioned upon Texas taking similar Action to guarantee title to thcs ivoved within that state! by the rcs'urvey. but Bratton tiddcd 'IVx;is uli'i'uu'y had lakc-n. this action. | ARKADELPBlA; Ark.— Another one of Arkansas' great lumber mills has sawed its last log and will be dismantled. The Ozan-Graysonia Lumber company at Graysonia in this county probably will devote a great deal ol interest to the development of a cinnabar deposits found on its property which comprises several thousand acres of cut-over lands in the western side of Clark county. Geologists have found good outcroppings of the ore which is comparatively rare in the world. It is the ore from which mercury or quicksilver is manufactured. There was sadness in the mill town when the; last log was rent asunder and converted irito , planks. For a quarter of a century this was the biggest sawmill industry in Clark county and even a wider territory. Several hundred people received employment and a considerable town sprang up on the Womble, now the Norman, branch of the Missouri Pacific, Several well known Arkadelphia people were officers in the lumber company. The late George Grayson, for whose father the town was named, and C. C, Jackson, were among the Arkadelphia people extnesively interested in the mill. The pfening mill of the company will continue to operate until the stock on hond is worked up, but that will not require long. The planer will operate only about two days a week. officials have announced'. After the planer shuts down there will be a great calm where before 'was bustle and enterprise. Billions of feet of pine lumber have been cut by this mill, Before being established at Graysonia, the mill operated on an even larger scale here in Arkadelphia, just across the Ouachita river a twhat was known as Daleville. When the vast acreage of timber on the east side of the Ouachita was cut, it was deemed too expensive to build a long rail line and perhaps a bridge across the river, so the mill was moved to the loldings 25 miles west. Several com- ortable fortunes were made by large stockholders of the mill both here and it Graysonia. Smaller mills will spring up from ime to time in pine tracts in the rounty, some of which have been re- orested in the past 30 years, but the day of the big sawmill is over in these parts and such industries will be missed 1 in the circles of business. Bulletins WASHINGTON—(/P)-Organtea- tldft of (he house was completed Tuesday when both democratic and Republican slates were approved. The house Is now ready to go to work on Mils which have been mounting on the,committee tables since last week. ' HELENA-(/P)-Clrcult Judge W. D, Davenport, Tuesday sustained a. county, clerk's demurrer to the State Tax Commissions petition for a writ of mandamus to compel his disregard for the Phillips County Board of Equalizations 'recent order to reduce tax assessments 25 per cent. Goodfellows'Will Be on Job Again Annual Christmas, Campaign to Be Launched Wednesday The Goodfellows are on the jo1 again making sure that the little, fellows who confidently look forwan to Santa Claus' coming shall not be disappointed. • Kendall Lemley, Hamilton Hanegan Robert Wilson and Carter' Johnson will-begin contacting the Goodfellows Shots Fired tilt Home Monday Lead to Killin, BATTLE At Two Men and, re Russell's Home in ,. three'farmers over> the • eral'shots-Into the .^ho Jones/ former county'j fayette county, was' foittfe Tuesday'morning by the v f ing of W. E, Knight; wounding .of Elrnore^ Falcon.in Nevada ( Jones and Knight jvent' homeland asked him,if h shots'^ into The were, RusSell was treatment. >• t All three men ing near, the county Begin conuicung iue wuuuicuuwa «_:„»«_.' i,j 'if-, ;_i,t ', feBoWK ** ^ssssaftftj 9&iw<& ? m. -r^kfr^sffiSB ™»* .„ «... n j*_ii_..._' _,,,«i,«= I The Aipotlnjti occur] Wednesday meml, *¥^ft the past as the Goodfellows' purchasing agent as well as having charge of j cpuniy, <* . distributions. Prescott was con* The list of donors will be published each day in The Star, outgrown their toys can shrdlu-miiny Households whose, children .have outgrown their toys can help a lot in the Goodfellows' annual canvass. Scoutmaster Henry Haynes has obtained the promise of the Hope Boy Scouts to mend broken toys and put them in shape for distribution with the other gifts of the Goodfellows. Toys not too badly broken should be brought to Mr. Haynes, who will see that his Scouts give them the proper attention. Hospital for Insane Destro|ejl by Fire Three Persons Perish in Effort to Escape From Burning Building CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island.—(/P)—The Falconwood hospital for the insane burned down early Tuesday and three persons perished. One was trapped by flames and two others killed in leaps from windows. Three hundred presons were driven by the fire into the cold night. E. I ucting* theT gation at Falcon and Stamps/ 1 ] morning. He had' not return Prescott at 2 o'clock Tuesday, noon and ^ could not be reached J statement , . l , ^^•jf* Reports from Stamps said that Jones' house was fired ,lnto from 1 f automobile Monday' night. County Judge Jones,and his son^c out of the house to track the car f which the shots were fired, and ing by the home of their neight, , Knight, invited him to go along 'witt them. "„ , . >$$ The two irjen and the boy drove^tt Russell's home, where a conversa4 tion took place betw^en^the.owrierjot'-', the house and the* men in the autorjip-'l bile. The three started . ,,,! car, it was said, when shootingfsutjil denly began. '"..'" •' V'v\:'''''S,5i|?Ml| Russell, in a hospital at; officers,'someone fired from first, wounding hurt; and He:l,,, rv turned the fire. Knight was shot fat..... .•.;.-. •••.•••.•.•••. Gurdon Welcomes' N^lfpl, Methodist Minister^ Trust Company Official Shoots Self to Death ST. LOUIS.-W-John H. Sills, vice president of the Franklin American Trust compnsy, one of the larger St. Louis banks, shot and killed himself at his home in a hotel here Sunday. Police Detectives said his death was an "unmistakable case of suicide." and that he had been despondent over the fact that a sister, Miss Marie Sills, a patient in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, sanitarium, would never recover from an illness. James L. Forcf. Jr.. president of the bank, said Sills' accounts in th-- bank w«.-('(j "uiinuesUojuably straight." Mrs, Ernest Schooley Dies Saturday Night Funeral services for Mrs. Ernest Schooley, who died at the family home Saturday night were held from the home Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Schooley had been ill for several months. i She is survived by her husband, several children and other relatives. Burns Fatal to Man When Home Destroyed GENTRY, Ark. -Arthur, Hampton, 60, was burned to death a fire GURDON, Ark,— Rey, Workman, who has been sent here til have charge of the Methodist ehrrch' as pastor, preached his first sermon'; Sunday morning. The pastors of 'the'* Presbyterian and Beech Street Baptist v church dismissed their Sunday pight services and Joined in a union service' at the ,Methodist church, welcoming , the new pastor into his work. Tho spirit of co-operation, among the pas- . tors of the different denominations has been good here and resulted in. H ' union meeting last summer, record attendance. which destroyed his home n.'epf. here Sunday. The fire was believed to have been started when Hampton was stricken with a heart attack.and fell against a small stove, knocking it over: The house was destroyed before his body was found. Second Plant Exchange Is Held at AtUnU ATLANTA, Tex.-The 'Federated Women's Clubs of Atlanta conducted the second plant exchange here for the benefit of rural women With ex»f cellent results. Cutting and shrubs o£~!^ all kinds were collected in Atlanta and were given to women of the territory surrounding Atlanta. Over three thousand shrubs were donated to the exchange and were given to 9 large number of rural women. This was the second plant exchange conducted here, and another will be held in January. This project is in line with a county-wide beautlfication. program being sponsored jointly by the Federated Women's Clubs of Atlanta. Beef Canning Method* FOUKE, Ark. -Members of the Fouke chapter of the Future Farmers of America, in co-operation with the Fouke home demonstratiffla 4ub, killed and canned a beef under the supervision of Frank R. Stanley, F. F. A. adviser. •, • Mrs. Tonania Stone Worth directed the women of the hofne demonstration club in the preserving of the ragat. The demonstration was toadi in Uja home of Pr. W. 1. S. Smith,

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