Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 16, 1931 · Page 1
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Star of M6p« founded f927: Conielid«t*H «» Hop* Hop. Dallv Pr«.» f, Jinutty t«. H2* HOPE, ARKANSAS^P>NESDAY, DECEMBER 16,1981 AP)—M«in* . NBA)—M«*M Pttfc. . . AM n. PRICK 6t r mmrwilllim- ( ; i • -in irii.irtiri.irnri.1 VIM ."» I • • "I ->^~—~ n '1 I I lull n III III" II I 1 mm—* «-g!ff- ——^= . , =»_ • . . . , , HOOVER ELECTION RALLY HEL Three Arkansans Are Indicted on Charge of Bribery Suspended Pulaski Judge and Two Others Named in Indictments BONDS ARE POSTED Alleged Efforts to Beat McCabe Bill After It Was Passed Basis LITTLE ROCK— (ff>)— W. F. Sibcck, suspended Pulaski county judge, Wallace Davis, Little Rock attorney, and Dr. L. L. Marshall were indicted by the Pulaski county grand jury late Tuesday on charges of conspiring to bribe in connection with aleged efforts to obtain defeat of the McCabe bill after it had been passed by the last regular session of the legislature. After the indictment had been returned, Dr. Marshall and Davis posted bond of ?3000. Sibeck's bond of 13000, posted on charges of irregularities in office, was allowed to stand. The indictment Tuesday charged that at the suggestion of Davis, Sibeck procured $10,000 which the three agreed should be paid Governor Parnell to influence him to veto the bill, Sibeck, the bill alleged, delivered the money to Dr. Marshall to be paid the governor. The indictment said, however, that the money never was delivered to the governor. Last March 10 was the date named on which the conspiracy occurred. Introduced by McCabc. Introduced by the late Representative W. U. McCabe, of Baxter county, the McCabe bill proposed that distribution of the county highway turn- back be changed to give (Smaller counties a larger-«harfeV.»; Ii. was opposed by the larger counties. • The bill passed both houses of the legislature,'but was vetoed by Governor Parnell after the general assembly adjourned. The alleged legislative slush fund had been investigated by a previous grand jury and dismissals were returned against the three indicted Tuesday. Among the witnesses summoned before the previous investigating body were Governor Parnell and his private secertary, Guy A. Freeling. Botli emphatically denied any knowledge of the alleged conspiracy. Witnesses who testified before the grand jury Tuesday included Justin Matthews, member of the state highway commission, R. A. Cook, former Pulaski county sheriff, Lloyd Judd, Little Rock business man, C. B. Rankin, employee of a Little Rock filling station which figured in a recent investigation of Pulask county affairs and J. G. Windsor, representative from the state comptroller's office who was in charge of the Pulaski county audit last summer. As Arkansas Tornado Struck Here's what happened when tornadoes struck several southwest Arkansas towns, killing three and Injuring more than a score. The house shown above is in Texarkana and one.of its occupants, Mrs. Harvey L. Perry, was killed when it was crushed. 144 Prisoners Paroled by State Pardon Board DeQueen Christians Have Homecoming Day DEQUEEN, Ark.—Many weeks of preparation made the fourth annual homecoming at the First Christian church of DeQueen last Sunday the greatest ever held at the church. Invitations were sent to almost every state. fMsinxxfQrmw.. members of the church attended,, and messages from others unable to attend were read at the night services. The program commenced with the Bible school at 9:45 a. m. and concluded with the night services. The sermon by Rev. G. W. Carlisle at the morning services was "Who Is My God?" and for the night services, "Where Is My Home?" Special talks, quartets, and music were given by members. Dinner was served in the church parlors. Train Wreck Laid to Deliberate Plot Engineer and Louisiana Youth Killed When Limited Hits Open Switch SHREVEPORT. La. — (/P)— Bloodhounds wcie called Monday to pick up the scent of train wreckers who Monday night fouled the switch of the Texas and Pacific line at Hutchinson spur, 18 miles south of here, and derailed the "Louisiana Limited" passenger train, killing two persons and injuring seven. The dead were J. W. Gorman, 55, of Alexandria, La., the engineer, and S. P. Button, Jr., 21. Arcadia High School football star was "bumming" his way to Abbeyville, La., to work in the sugar cane fields. R. L. Whitman, superintendent of the state Bureau of Identification at Shrevepor't, and railroad officers agreed that the switch had been tampered with in a deliberate effort to wreck the train. The hings bolt had been removed from the switch and a wooden bolt replaced to keep the signal light clear while the switch was thrown. , Twenty-Five Held on LiquorCharges Federal and County Officers Visit Two Counties in Tuesday's Raids EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark — (fi>) — Twenty-five persons were arrested in a series of liquor raids by federal officers, asisted by the county officials of Carroll and Ben ton counties Tues- d(<" and Tuesday night. Most of the airss s were made at B-r.yvilk'. i Farmer Victim of Mistaken Identity White County Man Has One Eye Removed and May Lose Other HOT SPRINGS-Plaz Jones, aged about 45, residing near Searcy, White county, was the unfortunate victim of a shooting affray that took place near Searcy Monday, the result of mistaken identity, he said here Tuesday. Jones is in the Army-Navy General hospital, his left eye destroyed and the sight practically gone from his right eye which also may have to be removed. Jones told officials of the hospital that three of his neighbors had a quarrel and that while he was walking down a road leading to his home, one of the trio, who had been hiding behind a tree, mistook him for one of the other two and opened fire with a shotgun loaded with No, 2 shot. Five shot entered the left eye and two pierced the right eye. Ten other shots entered Jones' face and neck. Ha was brought to the Army-Navy hospital by a man named Huber, friend of Jones. An army surgeon removed Jones' left eye, and it was said that it could not be determined for the present whether Jones would lose his right eye. Largest Number Ever to Be Freed at One Meeting of Body LITTLE ROCK.— (ff>) —T h e State Parole Board Wednesday granted 144 Christmas parolfi, the largest amount of prisoners ever freed at a meeting of the board. Less than two weeks ago the board granted 54 paroles. Among those freed Wednesday is Walace Fulton, Hot Spring county, leader of a bandit gang which terrorized motorists on the Hot Springs- Arkadelphia highway during the win- tre of 1926-27. FLAPPER FANNY SAY& HEQ. U. S. PAT. Off. W.R. Atkins Fails to Arrive at Ten' McCaskill Man Still Unheard From at 3:15 P. M. Wednesday William R. Atkins, convicted McCaskill banker, was still unheard from at the Arkansas State Penitentiary at 3:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press advised Hope Star. Atkins was scheduled to begin serving a four-year term for fraud on Saturday, December 12. His attorney, George R. Haynie of Camdon, announced Sautrday that Atkins would appear at the penitentiary Monday. He failed to show up, however, and M,r. Haynie issued a second statement Monday that his client had been delayed owing to damage to his property in the cyclone at Camden, Sunday, and because of the bad condition of the public highways to Little Rock, The attorney said Atkins would arrive at the penitentiary either Tuesday or Wednesday. Hope Star has asked the Associated Press to make a daily cheek at "the walls" until Atkins finally arrives. 100 Members for Goodf ellow Club, Report First Day Mrs. Arch Moore Again Will Supervise Buying of Christmas Gifts PRO D U CE WELCOME Mrs. Moore to Receive Gifts Brought in by Farmers : One hundred members were reported Wednesday by the Hope Goodfel- i lows club on the opening day of their 1931 Christmas solicitation. Teams will complete the canvass of Hope this week, putting all funds in the hands of Mrs. Arch Moore, who as in past years will have charge of the club's purchasing. Farmers who have surplus potatoes, syrup or other produce are urged to contribute it, bringing supplies to Mrs, Moore, receiver -for the Goodfellows. Members reported Wednesday were: J. L. Myers, 3 ohn.L. Wilson, Frank Ward, James Hannah Ward, Miss Con. nie Greenlee, M. D. Shell, Carter Johnson, Robert Wilson, M. M. Smyth, Mrs M. M. Smyth, H. L. Hanegan, Guy Card, Ed I. Rephan, Lyle Webb; A; E Stonequist, E. P. Stewart, Tom McLarty, J. R. Heard, Chas, Harrell, W. F. Walter. Sanders Grocery, Saenger Theater O. A. Graves, Mrs. J. R. Henry, Jr. W. E. O'Neal, L. C. Burr & Co., Henry HUt, P. E."Briaht, C. Ba'rrcntine, A D. Middlebrooks, Harvey Barr, Miss Bess Walkei 1 , Chas. Haynes, R, T White, Dwight Ridgdill, Miss Josephine Morris, Mrs. Roy Anderson, Miss Mary Sue Anderson, Mrs. W. R. Jtfnes, Terrell Cornelius, W. A.'Lewis, Rufe Herndon. " >- , Mrs. E. O. Wingfield, Pat-Casey,; P G. Foster, Marshall Bailey, J. A Brady, Henry Haynes, T. E. Spragins J. R. Floyd, Chas. S. Walker, J. A Sullivan, P. H. Webb, B. H. Buchanan Tulley Henry, L. Hollamon, J. A. Embree, E. R. Wray, R. M. Briant, Edgar Briant, H. A. D. Smith, J. P. Duffie C. J. Allen, C. C. Spragins, Ruth Anderson, Ray Cumbie, J. C. Hall, E. O Wingfield, R. E. McDowell, C. S. Wagner, O. L. Reed, L. D. Reed, S. L Reed, R. M. LaGrone, Jr., C. F. Routon, Clyde Toland, R. L. Patterson. Mrs. S. L. Thomas, Mrs. George Hosmer, Mrs. B. C. Lewis, Royce Jones, J. D. Barlow, Jack Porter, J. S Gibson, Jr., R. M. Patterson, Dewey Hendrix, J. V. Moore, Jim Reed, John P. Cox, Eula Janes, R. L. Broach, John S. Gibson, Eugene Hall, Chas. Dana Gibson, W. E. White, J. H. White, H C. D. Hill, W. B. Mason, Geo. M Green, W. Homer Pigg. Law remarks indicate a lacfc Negro Accused of Slaying Attorney Witnesses Tell Story of Shooting of Former Tennessean WASHINGTON—(/P)—Two witnesses testified Tuesday that Joseph H. Diggs, negro, shot Capt. William F. Norman, attorney, in the back and then fired two more shots at him as Norman lay prostrate. Diggs, former doorman at the Wardman Park hotel is on trial charged with first degree murder. Norman's chauffeur, Enoch Craig, negro, said he watched Diggs approach his employer from behind and open fire, August 12. William Pearson, taxicab driver, corroborated Craig's testimony and said Norman begged Diggs not to shoot him again after the first Morrilton Suffers $20,OOOFire Loss Early Morning Blaze oi Undetermined Origin Destroys Store MORRILTON— The mercantile store of Eubanks & Spence was destroyec by fire of unknown origin about 1:3 Tuesday morning, causing a loss t stock of approximately $15,000 an to the building, which belonged tc Mrs. J. J. Scoggin of Little Rock, o more than $5,000. E. H. Eubanks and J. A. Spence owners of the stock, had $7.500 in surance. Mrs. Scoggin had $3,000 insurance on the building. Fire walls prevented flames from spreading to brick store buildings adjoining. One-Bag Hit Armed Bandits Rob Indiana Bank of $4,500 Wednesday Telegraph and Telephone Wires Are Severed by Gang of Robbers BUILDING WRECKKED Nitroglycerin Charge Throws Front of Structure Into Streets ROACHDALE, Ind.—(fl>)-Ten men armed wth machine guns and sawed off shotguns blew open the safe of the Roachdale State Bank early Wednesday and escaped with $4,500 in cash and bonds after severing telegraph and telephone cables. The front of the bank building was jlown out by nitroglycerin charges set off to open the vault. It was the deer that made the home run, but. Babe Ruth had scored a hit that was good for one bag just before "this picture was taken in the woods near Camp Bryan, N. C. The Bambino is roughing it to keep in trim for the 1932 baseball season. WillThomas, Juror, Dies at Texarkana Member of Sam Day Jury Stricken With ^Pneu= monia Last Friday TEXARKANA— (ff>)— Will Thomas 33, died Wednesday, a martyr to jury service. He had been fighting bilateral pneumonia since last Friday when he and eleven others sentenced Sam Day 20, to life imprisonment for the murder of Sheriff Walter Harris. The verdict was given court officials in a boarding house room occupied by Thomas. He is survived by his widow and two children. Bitter Attacks On Democrat! Made b y Hurle - ^_ - '• ** Applause Is G Written Laudatu of Adtninistral Bulletins LITTLE ROCK—UP)—The State of Arkansas will give ?9 to each of 4600 Confederate veterans for Christmas, Pension payments to these veterans was stopped last July when the funds for this purpose became depleted, Elks Announce Holiday Dances Two Popular Orchestras Have Been Secured by Dance Committee Effort to Reduce Acreage Continued Urge Governors of Georgia, Oklahoma to Call Special Session MONTGOMERY, Ala.— (/P) - Steps to influence adoption of cotton limitation acreage in four more Southern States, with 'a view of taking 4,000,000 bales additional of the crop from the market, were taken here Tuesday by the Southern Cotton Executive Committee. Before the meeting it was announced that in addition to 7,000,000 bales taken from the market by bankers, Co-operative associations and the Farm Board, that President Hoover had given assurance that he would aid in taking 4,000,000 more bales off the market to improve its tone. The last 4,000,000 bales would be taken only if Southern states in whcih 75 per cent of the crop is grown would enact legislation to reduce the crops in 1932 and 193' to 50 per cent of the ll'l production, spokesmen before the conference said. Committees were named to confer with Gov. Richard B. Russell of Georgia and Gov. William F. Murray of Oklahoma relative to calling the legislatures of those states into session to enact the legislation similar to that passed in Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi- Chamber Members Reach Total of 101 Canvass of City About Half Finished, Chairmen Report Wednesday With their canvass of the city about half-completed, membership teams of Hope Chamber of Commerce accounted for a total of 101 members, or $1,010 oh' their second report, made Wednesday. '". " ' •. The 'drive is continuing all this week, with some' of-the teams taking .the field, for Q»c : tflvst time Wednesday after$c«n>"itSyas-- annpuhced^ tby the field chairmen, L 1 . Carter Johnson •and Boberrwifcon. - ' • •'» ••* Most of the membership activity is to be completed by Christmas, leaving the Chamber of Commerce free to take up its regular program January 1st. The board of directors and president will meet upon completion of the member campaign, and determine personnel and policies for the new year. New members announced Wednesday for 19R2, on the second report were as follows: Southwestern Telephone Company, Frisco Lines, Moreland's Drug Store, Dr. W. R. Anderson, Gorham and Gosnell, Hope Confectionery, Postal Telegraph Company, Geo. W. Ware, P. A. Lewis Motor Company, Monts Seed Store, Robert E. Cain, Texaco Agent, Luck's Service Station, Snyker Hotel, Lee DeVaughan, Young Chevrolet Company, Fritz Sign Shop, Greening Insurance Agency. BEEBE, Ark.— (/P)— Jas. S. Smith, 82, founder of Becbe and irie wealthiest resident of the town, died Wednesday. He was president of the Bank of Beebe. WASmNGTOK.-(/PJ-Chairman, Byrns of the appropriation committee predicted the passage in the House ^Thursday of the emergency $200,000,000 appropriation for the payment of veterans bonus certificates. two shots were fired. The aiww^.j Pearson testified, was two more shots (Jla , ve!>i as Norman lay writhing on the walk in front of the fashionable hotel. Craig said he heard Diggs say: "I knew I'd get you," as the lawyer, former special assistant to the attorney general, toppled. Norman came to Washington from Chattanooga, Tenn. Several days before the shooting, The entertainment committee of the Elks lodge have announced a dance to be given Christmas night at their home in Hope at 9 o'clock until? The early hour of starting should appeal t oevery one and it is believed that all will respond and come early. The celebrated Saenger Theater Orchestra of eight pieces will furnish the music and under the direction of Hilburn Craig said, Norman had an altercation with the negro over a parking space. Norman contended that he should be A large number of college students from nearby towns ore expected on this occasion. A watch party dance will be given December 31st, 10 p. m. until 2 a. m. January 1, 1932. Music will be furnished by the New Blue Moon orchestra, with one of the greatest trumpet players ever heard 1 playing in this organization. The dance committee: Talbot Feild, chairman; O. F. Ruggles, Dr. T. L. Mc- allowed to keep his automobile in a i Donald, C. E. Taylor, J. A. Bowden parking space which Diggs said should and Phil Dunklin are arranging for !, i:;-pi live f<'»' ini'ojnin.'j ({nests. 1 p.' ;; il limes nt the holiday donees. Woodruff Farmer Slashed Severely L. Ross in Critical Condition Following Fight With Neighbor MCCORY—Lcnnie Ross, farmer living about three miles from McCrory, was i na critical condition at his home Tuesday night with knife wounds in the breast, arm and back. Preston Rody, who lives on a farm adjoining that of Ross, was arrested charged with cutting Ross. He was released on $1.000 bond. Rody, who was said to have been indebted to Ross, was preparing to remove fix;m the farm. Ross demanded a settlement and an argument arose, i.iiictrs were t -Id. Public to Inspect Medical Clinic Was Recently Organized Have Offices Here and at Washington The public is cordially invited to atlt.id an open house reception a the Josephine hospital on .Eridai evening, December 18,•from; 7" to 1 o'clock, at which time the Tecentl; .organized.Hope Medical Clinis, w»l Hie inspected,.,- ,- •^":.^- . f ", y .-:K-^ This clinic is in charge "of Dr. ''.G. E Cannon, Dr. F. W. Pickelland Dr. A 'C. Kolb, the latter having recently moved here from Louisville, Ky. An office will also be maintained a the Bates Drug Store of Washington after January 1. Frame Building For Courthouse « Temporary Structure Will Replace That Destroyed by Tornado CAMDEN—Frame buildings will be erected on the courthouse square adjoining the wrecked courthouse for county officials, County Judge Watt Jordan announced Tuesday afternoon after abandoning plans for leasing a building downtown. Court records in the vaults will be needed and the county officers wish to be close to the courthouse for this. Workmen started erecting the frame structures Tuesday afternoon. Judge Jordan said the county had about $15,000 tornado insurance, but he would have to wait until he examined papers in the vaults to ascertain the exact amount. Archittcts conferred with him regarding a new building. Chancery Court will open Wednesday at the city hall. A Building Committee, composed of J. D. Reynolds, J. P. Wright, J. W. Holleman, R. L. Shirey, Ben Laney and H. H. Griffin, was appointed by the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist church Monday night to handle all insurance adjustments and make preliminary building plans. In surance totaled $25,000 on the church. A new church will be built. Relief work will be turned over to the local chapter of tht Red Cross, it was decided at a meeting of United Charities and Red Cross workers following a conference with F. A. Winfrey of the national Red Cross headquarters, St. Louis. Miss Gathryn Monroe, field worker, will be here. A drive for funds was started. Many families are destitute as result of the tornado. Over 50 families lost all their belongings. Rebuilding work is in full swing. All business houses have reopened. A cold wave added to the discomfort of storm victims when the tera- pjarture dropped to 89 degrees for the coldest day of the year. The Ouachita river stood at 25.3 feet and, a crest of 26 feet is ex-aectTd Wednesday. Flood ttiiga is 30 feet. Oil Well Fire Under Control at Kilgore Threatens Part of Town Before Blaze Finally Conquered KILGORE, Tex.-(/P)-Fire brok out at the John Wrather Refinin company number one Protho we! Tuesday and six hours were requirei to extinguish it. * The oil well is located in the negr residential section of Kilgore. Negroe fled with their household goods a the flames threatened to envelop th entire well. Sparks from under a negro woman' washtub ignited a leak on the maste gate of the well which had just been completed and turned into the tanki The wood derrick caught fire and fe on a house. The fire was burninj about 15 barrels an hour from th leak. It threatened to melt connec lions which would have meant th well would have burst into full flame Three hundred pounds pressure be hind chemicals finally extinguishe the blaze. Purchase of State Forests Approvec More Than 12,000 Acres in Arkansas Acquired by Government WASHINGTON—Purchase of mor than 12,000 acres for Arkansas nationa forests has been approved by the Na tional Forest Reservation Commission meeting here. A total of 8.117 acres was acquire^ by the government in the Ouachit forest area at a cost of $25,285 an 4,386 acres in the Ozark forest are at a cost of $12,785. Republican Committee Meet in Chicago on June 14 HOOVER"ONLY Says President Recognized as Leader of World Recovery ^ WASHlNGTON.-(/P)-S e-c r ai" Hurley Wednesday turned the session of the Republican Na Committee into a rousing rally for re-election of President Hoover, (t Deviating now and then from 'a' pared laudation of the adrr tion, the secretary brought a] with sharp attacks on .the Democral "The only brain throb the Derat have had was to try to put *Ms v C- __,.. try on the dole. They have offerVa OniSs criticism of President Hoover.' • "" only program offered is Presii Hoover's. The Democrats have no pi gram," the speaker said. •' , v >»> Hoover Only Wat ' .1 Prolonged • applause' greeted/! statement that "President -*•—~ K - A burst of laughter folll ley's opening shot at the Democfa "The Democratic party owes & t deal to the great Jefferson, the ga Jackson, the courageous Clev" the brilliant Wilson, Al Smith, Shouse and Will Rogers, over its history, however, I don't lieve the Democratic party has owed any one as much as it now John J. Raskobj" ; , ! The committee approved June'l*t as the date of the convention in cago and increased the number of 'd< egates to 1154 as compared with 1( in 1928. '<wi$ Lonoke School Is Destroyed by Fire j Loss Estimated at $75,000; Building Will Be Rebuilt LONOKE — The main building of the Lonoke public schools was destroyed by fire originating on the second floor at 7 Tuesday. The buildmg, said to have been the largest frame building in Arkansas, was valued at about $75,000. Insurance of $25,000 was carried. Origin of the fire was not determined. The Lonoke Fire Department saved the gymnasium and the building usedr by the Primary Department. The building bumed in less than an hour, It had been in use 31 years The School Board met at the office of President Charles A. Wells following the fire and decided that a new building to cost between $60,000 adn $75,000 will be erected on the site of the old building during the summer, to be ready for occupancy by September 15, 1932. During the remainder of the term, which will be resumed December $, • high school classes will be held in Jhe Baptist church, with the fifth and. sixt grades meeting at the Methodjst church and the third, and fourth grades at the Presbyterian church. About 800 pupils are enrolled far M»e school, with 250 of them coming- from rural communities. This was the third schl building to burn in the same site. All equipment, including a large library, was destroyed. More than l(H) trophy cups, won by students in liters ary and athletic contests were l«»t, The old bell, in use about 50 years, went through its third fire. All school records were destroyed. Mr. Walls said that the Lonflks School District was one of the few !» the state to operate within its revenue and that it is free of debt, ej$,4 cept for current expenses. J. J. Doyng is superintendent of the LqaQk§ schools. '-***•» Cotton Ginnings in McCurtain Increase IDABEL, Qkla—The governiitfBt cotton report shows there were 24,347 bales of cotton ginned in McCurtaji* county from the crop of 1331 prior to December 1. as compared with 16,$$ bales ginned to December 1,

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