Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 18, 1931 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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VofcUME 33—NUMBER 66 (API— Mflnt AsiotliKd PtMt. (NBA)—Mttn« N»w»p«p«r Emtrprlne AM'II. HOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18,1931 of JACK DIAMOND ,.,, jr « M 1 927; Canaoll dkttd jf Hdfr* Sur, J«ftu»r>> 1«, 1929, Kidnapers Victim freed Early Friday, Ransom Not Paid Mrs. Nellie Donnelly, Kansas City Manufacturer, Held 36 Hours DEATH THREATENED Woman Is Left on Kansas v Side of the Missouri River by Abductors KANSAS CITY.-(>P)-Nervous bu unharmed after 36 hours in n filthy rendezvous of three kidnapers, Mrs Nellie Donnelly, wealthy founder o a Kansas City garment company, anc George Blair, her negro chauffeur we're freed by their captors Friday morning. . They were released from o motoi car on the Kansas side of the Missouri river bridge here. Their return marked the end on an anxious period of waiting by Paul Donnelly, the husband who d'id nol know how to get in touch with the 'abductors to deliver the $73,000 ransom demanded, under a threat oi blinding the woman and killing the negro. i Officers said no money was paid however. Not Artillery, Just an Arkansas Storm Acreage Reduction ^Needed Next Year Ralph Routon Speaks on Farm Outlook, in Ro:. - ...'<"'••? » i i .Address A series of impfomptu talks based .on sealed topics handed out after the luncheon began,• featured 1 an interest. ing program which was 'presented ^Camden, Ark., was like a village which had been bombarded by heavy artillery after a storm tore it wsay through the town. The scene 'above shows the Camden Methodist church, as it appeared after the wind had caused damage of more than $750,000. Six lives were lost in Camden and vicinity. (i-Cent Gasoline Tax Props Heavily Raid byf County Judges Cut State $100,000 Arkansas' 6-cent gasoline tax yielded $12,396 less for November, 19,31, han the 5-cent tax yielded in the —p • !««»-«... ....... ..».. j*.~~~ . aame month last year, the State Rev- Hope Rotary club Friday noon at Ho- cnue Department reported at Little tcl Barlow by Nick Jewell. Dr. A. C. Kolb was introduced as a new member of the club. Mr. Jewell had a quantity of sealed envelopes addressed to the various members of the club, none but himself knowing what the speech topics would be. He called on four men. Ralph Routon was asked to explain • what change he would advocate in agriculture for the coming year. "If we ever needed a change It will be next year," Mr. Routon said. "Providence saved us this year. I don't think there was any great amount of extra food 1 and feedstuffs planted— God simply gave us a wonderful harvest from what we did plant. I don't look for Providence to help us next year—at least not in the same way. "Every man ought to line with the forces seeking acreage reduction in cotton. I think every farmer should hold cotton down to one-third of his farm. Acreage reduction is the only solution. The holding of cotton off the market is not a permanent solution, for cotton will keep many years. If we had grown our own feed instead of hiring other sections to grow it for us, we couldn't have overplanted cotton as we did, and we wouldn't be in the condition that the last fifteen years havo left us," Terrell Cornelius spoke on the changes in the demand for furniture in recent years. "The most noticeable change," he said, "is the demand Tor modern furniture in the country , home. Rural families ai'e dressing up a front living room nowadays so that their children will make the home a headquarters for social occasions instead of always seeking entertainment away from home." He named the electric refrigerator as being the principal new piece of home furniture which has come into public favor in recent years. Tom McLarty spoke on the mechanical changes in automobiles within the last year. He hinted at some of the features that may be incorporated in the\new Ford model, Memphis executives of the Ford company having been in Hope for a sales meeting Thursday. The Rev. W. R. Anderson, speaking on the type of sermon he found to have the widest appeal, declared it to be "the sermon which grapples with the problems of our moden times, discussing our evils and attemp'ing to find a solution for them." He discussed the wave of immorality, corruption and despair which swept over the world after the great war, and said that people, recognizing that which is evil, looked with hope to the pulpit for a solution. Rock Thursday. The tax is collected for gasoline consumed during the preceding month, so that while the tax is for November the gasoline was actually used in October of each year. The collection for November this year totalled $588,090, against $600,486 for November, 1930. The state gasoline tax was raised by the regular session of the legislature last January from 5 to 6 cents at the suggestion of the county judges of the stale, who received the extra cent for their local treasury. From figures released at Little Rock it would appear that the state's share, only five-sixths- of the total under the 6-cent tax, has actually shrunk to $490,000 instead of $588,000—against $600,486 a year ago. Goodfellow List Has Total of 192 16 More Members Reported Friday in Canvass of City .Sixteen more names were added Friday to the Goodfcllows club for this Christmas-giving campaign. Friday's list brings the toti,l membership to 192, there having been 176 names reported previo'usly. Friday's members are: Mrs. J. J. Ward, J. R. Henry, Mrs. Frank Hicks, Miss Edna Jones, Jim Hcrnaduy, Joe D. Brown, George Sandefur, D. B. Phillips, Herbert Lewallen, Frank Hutchins,' R. H. Barr, John R. Owens, Jr., Marion Monroe, St Stringfellow, J. H. Huckabee and W. P. Singleton, Christmas Service to Be Held Sunday Special Program Prepared for Sunday Afternoon at /Presbyteriani Church , Tbipre\will be -a : . Congregational Christmas Vesper service held at the First Presbyterian church of this city Sunday afternon at 5 o'clock, at which time the following program wil be rendered. Hymn—"Day is Dying in the west." Invocation. Texts—Gen. 1:1—John 1:3—Ps. 19:1-6. Song—"O God the Rock of Ages." ............... ...»...».»...,» ...... u ....u a Talk—God saw the sinfulness of his'against him, Atkins was- arraigned a Atkins Enters Pen at Noon Friday on 2-Year Sentence M'Caskill Cashier Presents Himself at "Walls" ; ; Six Days Late WAS DUE DEC. 12th Convicted Bill pardoned in First Case, Same Day He Reached Pen William R. Atkins, convlited cashier of the deffurict Bank of McGaskill, thistounty, entered the Arkansas penitentiary to begin a two-year sentence for fraud at noon Friday, the Associated Press, telegraphed The Star. Atkins will be put through, his examination by'penitentiary authorities Friday afternoon and then assigned to prison duties', ,the dispatch said. SlJt Days Late He was. siJj£ days overdue. When sentence was passed upon his plea of guilty in last October's term of Hempstead circuit court it was stipulated hat; he must enter the penitentiary Saturday, December 12. His.attorney, George R. Haynie, of Camden, announced the prisoner would go to Litle Rock Monday. The Cdmden cy:lone intrevenedt on Sunday, however; nd for one reason or another Atkins lostponed going to the capital until 'hursday night. According to Fridav^Arkansas Ga- ette, Atkins Thurssfiy 5 Might "greet* d the 'night clerk 1 "at the walls with ic statement that he supposed it was oo late to get lodging at that ihsti- ution and that if it was'all the same o the night man he would wait until Wday morning." ';' . j> ' : Pardoned Same Day Atkins was originally tried for,;em- £zzfdme'ht in ihe October, 193$ .'term'- f .Hemgstead>'ec)tfrt;- convicted and I Visiting British Statesman Hurt Three Mississippi Towns Inundated by Flood Waters .Heavy Rains Swell Small Streams and Rivers in AH Sections OTHERS THREATENED Other Tqwns Threatened by Flooded Streams in Southern States MEMPHIS, Tenn:—(/P)— Dispatches received here said that the Tallahatchie river; swelled by excesive rains of the past 'few days went through ite levee in three places around Porter's Bridge nine miles south of Batesville, Miss., Friday, inundating three small towns' and 1 threatening three others. ' ; Concern was expressed for the condition of Winston Churchill (above), famed British statesman, when 'he was removed to a.New York hospital after being struck and injured by a taxi-cab. entenced to four years in prison, entence was passed in the April -term f court, but the same day the prison- r arrived in Little Rock to enter the icnitcntiary he was granted an indef- iniae furlough by Lieutenant Governor Lawrence -Wilson, then acting governor. ' Nineteen . indictmcnjs remaining Man Is Attacked inSmackoverCafe Assailant Tells Officers Man Had Talked About His Wife EL DORADO-^)—As he sat in a Srrijjckover cafe, with Chief of Police Hincs of Smackover. L. H. Parnell, M "-'as struck over the head with a ' larles.Smith, 30,. his. alleged: "assailant told the officers, that he attacked Parriell because he had made remarks about Mrs. Smith. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS : BEO. U. S. PAT. OFF. Methodists to Hold White Christmas Service Let all those who are providing gifts for Whit Christinas secure theijr presents this week, and have them ready so as to bring them to the Church oo next Sunday evening at the hour for service. A beautiful pro-, gram is being provided for the public fo* White Christmas secure these J, I,. CuuilQi), creatures. In love and mercy h planned their redemption by the gif of his Son, whose coming was foretold by Isaiah. Text—Isa. 9:6,7. Song—"What mean these Holy Voicesr" Text—Luke 2:8-19, Prayer—A joyful note of Thanksgiving. Song—"Hark the Herald Angels Sing." Song—Joy to the world." Offering—Song by Children, "Little Town of Bethlehem." Text—Matt. 2:1-13. Song—"Silent Night." Talk—Christ's message, of Peace,— not political peace.—bitf spiritual icace to all who put their trust in him." Text—John 14:26, 27. "Prayer—Thanksgiving for peace with God through Jesus Christ the Redeemer. Song—"Just as I urn without one plea." Benediction. ' '•'.' Prison Expenses to Be Reduced Salary Reductions Is Also Promised by W. S. Atkins of Hope LITTLE ROCK— (#>)—The penitentiary commission are considering further reductions in employes salaries and expenses in all branches of the prison system, Chairman Atkins of Hope, said Friday. Salary reductions of from 10 to 30 per cent are being contemplated by the commission. second time in the circuit court last October by Prosecuting Attorney Millard Alford, and pleaded guilty to two inci'ictments, receiving one year's sentence on each. It was stipulated at the second trial that if he served time on this conviction the remaining 17 indictments would be dismissed. A belle never baj to wait long Ct«; u ' No Christmas Parole Is Expected for Fall WASHINGTON-(#>)-There'll be no release from prison in the Christinas stocking of Albert B. Fall. He will spend the holiday—and probably many weeks of the new year—in the New Mexico state penitentiary. The justice department said action by the parole board could not be expected before January, and Attorney General Mitchell could not say when, after that, the board might dispose of Fall's application for parole. Oflicials here Thursday voiced conjectures that the aged former secretary of interior : .ight serve as much as two-thirds of his yeer and a day sentence for acceptnig 9 bribe before passing out of prisop on parole. The .^deral parcle board, in fact, se.id the ui>:<- i.-: .-ilUl "under investigation." Guard Unit Here in Fine Condition Annual Inspection to Be Held in February; Drills Well Attended The local uni tpf the Arkansas National Guard has just completed company organization, getting ready for :he annual federal inspection, which is neld each year in February. The local boys have made a "very satisfactory" rating, which is the hgihest pos. sible, for the last two years and are confident of repeating this year. The company has been divided 1 into wo platoons ,one in charge of First lieutenant Garnet Martin, and Pla- oon Sergeant Clarence Maxwell and he other in charge of Second Lieu- enant Milton Eason, and Platoon Sergeant Eben Eason. The company has had one of the best years in the history of the organization the past year. Although the company commander, Capt. J. M. Duffie, has ben absent for the past several months the unit has been carry ing on in his absence. The attendance has been the best in years, even in such bad weather as during the past week, 58 men out of a total of 61 were in attendance at 'the weekly drill on Thursday night. The non-commissioned personnel of the guard unit is up to a par with any unit in the state. The following men are non-coms in Company A: Jbrgear^ts—Flirst Sergeant, Orville Hoelscher; sergeants, Clarence Maxwell, Eben Eason, Thomas Massey, Lee D. Hicks, John C. Hicks, Dan Goodlett, Jessee Pickard. Corporals — Nowlin Wylie Henry- Fowler, Chester Ramsey, Arl Pickard, Herman Hamilton, Ethelbert Eason, Simon Webb and Olin Purtell: Company A, which was organized in 1920, in Hope, brings a pay-roll of approximately $1,000 into Hope every three months. Bill For Grading Cottonseed Urged Creekmore Says Farmers Fail to Receive Premium for Product NEW ORLEANS -(/P)— To obtain premiums on cottonseed for the farmers, E. F. Creekmore, general manager of the American Cotton Co-operative Association, Thursday announced that the association on behalf of 200,000 organized farmers, will ask Congress to pass a bill providing for federal grading of cottonseed. Such a bill was introduced in Congress at its last session by Representative Marvin Jones of Texas, but failed to carry. The bill has the endorsement of the American Cotton Cooperative Association. Mr. Creekmore said that cotton growers of the South are selling $75,000,000 worth of cottonseed this season without receiving premiums, largely because the state and federal governments have failed to set up the kind of grading for cottonseed which have been provided for other agricultural products. "Arkansas ginners testified at a recent hearing in Memphis,' said Creekmore, "that the yare receiving premiums fsom the mills, but 'didn't know how to pass the premiums along to the farmers'." Failure to give adequate grading service for cottonseed, Creekmore said, has resulted in "wide fluctuations in price and oportunity for misunderstanding and exploitation of growers." Municipal Court Case Up Saturday Judge Bush to Hear Salary Claim Against the County Government The suit of Municipal Judge U. A. Gentry of Hope for a circuit court order to compel County Judge L. F. Higgason to reconvene the Hempstead quorum court and appropriate funds for the county's share of the municipal court in DeRoan township is scheduled to be-heard Saturday at Washington by Circuit Judge Dexter Bush. --- • •_.., r .-•--. V • / The municipal court, created by the *Iope city government 4**LJ3t:tober, 4s, by law jointly supported from the 'city governments, taking the place -of all minor courts in • DeRoan township only. .:..',•. At the November meeting of the quorum court, however, no appropriation was made for the county's share of the expense, although the usual justice of the peace appropriation was cut in half, since the municipal court supplanted the J. P. courts in the Hope area. , Noted Gangste Slain By Bull< of Enemies Gu Local Minister Will Preach at Washington Rev. W. R. Chandler, Baptist minister of this city, will preach at the Baptist church at Washington Sunday morning, December 20th, at the 11 o'clock hour. The general pubjic has a cordial in- ilnlic:i to nttoitd this service. Find Clue in Hunt Escaped Murderer Man With Injured Hand Sought in Slaying at Paris, Ark. PARIS. Ark.-(#>)—Officers Thursday picked up the trail of a man they believed' killed Constable Mont Creek- moie here Tuesday, and pursued him in Reville valley east of Magazine. A farmer cf that vicinity reported a man answering the description of the killer came to him Wednesday, and asked him to roll a cigarette, explaining his ha,nd was injured. Officers said they shot Creekmore's murderer in the hand. The constable was shot by one of four men who leaped from an automobile Creekmore had stopped to search fcr liquor. He escaped into a wooded section, and a posse failed to find him. Sheriff Carolyn took a posse to the vicinity the nvn was last seen, but he d he feared the suspect had cscap- by 4 low. Parents Guilty of Cruelty to Child Father of Edith Riley Admits Offspring Became "Obnoxious" to Him WASHINGTON — (JP)-r- The father and stepmother of 12-year-old Edith Riley Thursday were found guilty of cruelty to their child. The verdict was announced .by Justice F. D. Letts, in District of Columbia Supreme court, after the father Harry N. Riley, admitted that his children had become "obnoxious" to him Sentence will be imposed next week. The maximum penalty is two years in the penitentiary. Referring to testimony that Edith was kept in a dark closet for four years, was beaten and otherwise mistreated, Justice Letts said he had hoped it was "impossible for human beings to be guilty" of such conduct. "But the evidence, produced has not been refuted." he said. "The father says very little to refute it. I find each guilty as charged.' Riley was the last defense witness examined. He denied he ever had been cruel to Edith or that he had seen his wife mistreat the child. Mrs. Riley did not testify. "I'd be a mighty poor man," he said, "to stand for any woman, no matter who she was, hurting my own flesh and blood." He said that Mrs. Riley's "mental condition is very bad," that his son, Francis, had been "caught in a few lies" and that his daughter, Louise, left home after he struck her for staying out late one night. "Your own children had become obnoxious to you?" asked William H. Collins, the assistant district attorney conducting the prosecution. "Yet, sir," Riley replied. Edith was taken from her parents six weeks ago and placed in Gallinger hospital for treatment. Testimony was introduced to show that Edith had gained 19 pounds and that her mental condition had improved great- Bulletins BASEL, Switzerland.— (JP)—The Young Plan Committee of experts decided unanimously that the German railways will be unable to meet the non-postponable reparations payments' next year. WA!|HINGTON. r (JP) —Edward B. McLean, publisher of the Washington Post, was cited for % con tempt Friday for sending a wrapped Christmas box to his home containing a summons for his estranged wife to appear in Latvian court as a defendant In divorce proceedings. "' ; NEW YOBK.(/R)—Executives of Eastern, Southern and Western ; railroads conferred Friday, on the appointment of a National Committee to negotiate with the unions for a'wage cut of probably 10 per cent. WASHINGTON—(#>)—That the Union station be used jointly by the Missouri Pacific and the Rock Island at Little Rock was suggested Friday to the Interstate Commerce Commission by R. R. Molster, who recommended that the commission refuse the Missouri Pacific a permit to extend their tracks, In order to 'build a new freight, station. • ";' cLARksvi'itli '• —f^—^ Black, 35, surcndcrod Friday on a charge of slaying "Norman Vaugtit, after a quarrel over a poker game. Officers said Black''admitted' the slaying, i' ' • ' • ' IsAcqui Thursday;Ni Kidnaping Celebrating : F r e e From Law When Gan land Guns Are Fired WIDOW QUESTION! Diamond Was prevl* „ Wounded Three Times in Gun Battle Bulletin Murray Strength Under Test Friday Oklahoma Will Vote on Measure Turned Down by Legislature OKLAHOMA CITY -(JP)- Culminating' one o fthe most biter political campaigns in the history of this state Oklahoma voters Thursday will pass on four initiated measures drawn up by Gov. William H. ("Alfalfa Bill") Murray. The special election will be a test cf Murray's strength. Muray is carrying his legislative program to the people because he failed to get favorable action by the legislature. Opposed is the Citizens' League, an organization formed to fight the initiated measures, Murray has declared the election is a fight for the "little fellow and the farmer" against the 'corporate interests." One of the four proposals would revise the state income tax .statute to increase the tax upon the wealthy and decrease levies on small incomes. Another provides for free textbooks and infrequent change in texts. A third wohld make the budget rhicf a constitutional officer and place the budget power chiefly in the hands of the governor. The legislature would be without power to increase appropriations, or disapprove recommendations except by a three-fourth majority. The fourth proposal provides for the escheat of certain corporation lands held for more than 10 pears. Protests against the sufficiency of two gunmen, Were Manhattan gambler to'-', Diamond, because of his \ part in a f 25,000 extortion, i cd Investigators in Diamonds i Friday. ALBANY, N. Y,-(XP)-Presh^ new vindication by forces of lay order/ which he had floutecWa life, Jack (Legs) Diamond, was| early Friday by gangsters. "I* Thursday night he was acq : a kidnaping charge and was- i bra ting his victory in a i near the capital early whan 'the* gang guns former bodyguard 1 of stein, the fair weather f gathered to celebrate the latest/wi over the law, fled into the before dawn and i( was urttL t ... hours later that the murder was di: covered. i <', t., The body of Diamond still waswa and the twisted features showed thftV he had died in agony. ' v ^ The gang laeder's widow and Wood, rooming house proprietor,, held as material witnesses. Mrs. Diamond kept telling police/J-lJL didn't do it. I don't know anything^ about it." ^ Diamond had been felled three time previously by ganglands bullets, " each time he recovered. Hope Winner in 2 Basketball Games the initiated petitions still are pending before the state Supreme. Court. The apposition by radig and from rostrum, declared the bills to be the product of a "power-crazed dictator," and that the measures, would drive industry from the state and put Okla- loma among the most packward commonwealths." Women Prisoners Work at Santa Claus Tasks CHICAGO-(/P)—Twenty-five women prisoners in the Bridewell jail arc playing Mrs. Santa Claus for the pool- children of Chicago. They went to . work dressing, arranging the hair and repairing the make-up of 250 dolls, collected by the pclice department by order of Mayor Anton J. CermaJi fep dji.sJaributioD to .lu poor at Qefeat Washington Lewisville in Games at >', Local Gymnasium The Hope Hi gym was the scene of a double-header basketball clash Friday night when the Bobcats five de- ', feated the teams from Lewisville an<L ,[,." the quintet from Washington, Hope,,' ' '* defeated Lewisville 22 to 15, and down, ed Washington. 23 to 18. Pilkintoh was high point man for, the evening, making a total of 1Q' points. Burton, of Lewisville was next with 6 points. Attendance was fairly good, considering the weather, and it is be. lieved that larger crowds will attend future games. Many contests are scheduled during the holidays. Lineups for the games are as fol» lows: Hope, 22; Lewisville 15. ;, Hope—Urban, Lewallen. Kennedy, -< T. England, Hamiter, Pritchett, Lloyd Jacks, Adams, L. England, Breeding. Lewisville—B. Powell, McClendon, Burton, Cavaness, W. McClendon, Sheffield, R. Powell, Triplett. Hope, 23; Washington, IS Hope—Lewallen, Urban, Porter, T. England, Kennedy, Breeding, Lloyd Jacks, Adams, L. England, Harniter* Hempstead County Man Dies Tuesday James McCorkle of Near Washington Succumbs to Illness James McCorkle, aged 4?. died at his home near Washington Tuesday, December 15, following an illness p| several days. Funeral services were conducted at Columbus and were lu charge of tho Rev. W. H. Stingley of Washington. He is survived by his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. McCorkle, of Colvusbys, several brothers and sisters apd other relatives, smc-n? wVm ars the Hutchins family cf shw ci y. .IS

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