Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 19, 1931 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 19, 1931
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• X\«lPi& E 38—NUMBER 57 (API — Mtini Assoclmd Pre»«. ' A CEMBER 19, 1981 HOPE, ARKANSAS, (NBA) — Muni N«w>p*per Enterprise Asj'n. of Hop« founded lg« ( Hope Dillf **, J927i CofttblitUttJ »« Hope Sttr, J«nutfy 18, 1919, Jv^Kfl PRIOR Tax Assessments Show Big Decline ihStateThisYear Arkansas Tax Commission Compiles Figures From -Assessors' Reports HEMPSTEArT LOWER Valuation in This County $501,808 Below That . ;.-, of Last Year /LITTLE ROCK.— (a>) —Assessment of .real and personal property in Ark ansas decreased $39,198,168 this yea: from 1930 on the basis of figures supplied by county assessors to the Arkansas Tax Commission. ;The total assessments for 1931, a; equalized, by the count yequallzation boards, aggregate $576,216,290 As compared with $615,414,458 in 1930. .These figures are not final, as ths assessments are subject to review by the county judges. In other years, the records show the assessment in many caes have been heavily reduced by the coUnty courts. .'Members of the tax commission attribute the assessment decrease of 6.4 per cent mainly to a reduction in the amount of livestock on farms, sold last year •because of lack of feed due to the drouth, and to heavy reductions in stocks of merchandise and manufacturers. .Assessments of public utilities by the tax commission dropped $2,766,603, leaving the remainder of the total decrease to local assessments of real and personal property. The latter class Wai responsible for the greater part of the 'total decrease, although definite fibres are not yet available. ;Th« commission's assessments this year totaled $132,044,029, against $134,- NO,43I )Mt y»or. -'••.•.<-' .6*j$W)ii counties'.yJfpwrul a-tv increase- -in Mseumcnts, while > the remaining- 69 counties showed reductions. Poinsett and Cleveland counties each showed increases of more than $1,1)08,000. Poinseti'S 1930 figure was $6,- i buckled without warning and Chicago Picked as Convention City The 1932 presidential campaign was formally launched when the Republican National Committee, meeting .in Washington, chose Chicago as the convention city for the nomination of a presidential candidate and set the opeing date for June 14. Shown above is the national committee in session and a closeup of Senator Fess, Ohio, committee chairman, presiding. ' ' 900 Cotton Bales Sink in Mississippi 'remium of $2.50 Per Bale Offered for Recovery of Cotton NEW ORLEANS.(yP)-rSecking a reward of $2.50 a bale, river men with mall cract Saturday were pulling and ugging at soggy bales of cotton float- ng down the Mississippi river among more than 3500 bales that were set drift Wednesday night by the sinking f the bafge Majestic at the Jackson' 473,076, while the 1931 total is $7,905,108, Cleveland county assessments rose from $2,685,921 last year to $3,895,344. • •Other counties showing increases were Craighcad, Garland, Hot .Spring and Washington. •-Pulaski county, htc state's richest, revealed the greatest reduction—$7,348,151. Its 1930 assessments were $86,736,393, and this year's $79,388,245. Union county was second In the matter of decreased assessments, the 1930-figure of $30,138,005 being reduced by .$4,372,026 to $25,766,979 in 1931. -..Other counties which showed tlc- crcascs of more than $1,000,000 were: St. Francis, $3,066,735; Phillips, 2,499,801; G'uachita, $1,795,419; Sebastian, $T.508,041; Mississippi, $1,230,407; Little River; $1,207,041; Lee, $1,104,772; and Greene, $1,043,726. ^Following are the figures in South- West Arkansas, by counties for the 1930 and 1931 assessments; County 1930 1931 'Clark 8,041,044 7,394,940 Columbia .' 7,541,555 6,744,309 Hcmpstead 8,140,032 7,640,224 Howard 4,502,220 4,274,173 LaFayette '.....,..„ 4,986,834 4,434,130 Little River 5,939,193 4,732,062 Miller .12,052,200 11,802,389 Nevada 4,535,478 4,375,513 Pike 3,113,075 2,907,154 Union 30,130,t|05 25,766,979 Negotiations Under Way ForWage Cut 1200,000,000 Would Be Added to Operating Revenue of Roads ,WASHINGTON-(/p)~Paniel Willard. president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Saturday informed President Hoover he had "every con. fidencc" negotiations for railroad wage reduction would be settled peaceably. He estimated that $200.000,000 would be added to the operating revenue by a wage cut agreement and that the $1000,000,000 to be realized through railroad credit corporations would make the situation encouraging. Railroad leaders meeting in New Ycrk Friday appointed a committee to negotiate with the Railway executives asociation with the intention to reduce the pay approximately IS per cent. cvenue- The .reward was offered by the .lemphis Packet company, consignees f the cotton. Most of the cotton odgcd on the surface as the barge sank, but about 900 bales went down with the submerged hull. Tugs and derricks immediately took position at the scene and began corraling the mass. The .floating cotton halted ferry service jat Jackson avenue for nearly an hour and "marooned" many persons who waited to cross the river. The Majestic had been loaded at Memphis and was taken in tow at Baton Rouge by the towboat Robert Gordon. The Majestic was the hull bf the old steamboat Majestic which plied the river for many years. The sunken, barge was one of four barges that arrived here . Wednesday afternoon. Experienced river men sale the bales would finally sink after they became soaked through and' through with water. Basket Factory Is Again Under Way Reopens After Week's Shutdown With Extra Machine Running Hope Basket company, which closed down for overhauling last week, re- openel Thursday on a larger scale of operations it was learned at tho office Saturday. The plant was working but two of its seven basket-making machines before the shutdown. It reopened Thursday with three machines running. The basket factory was on a 24-hour shift for much of the fall season, but cut down operations in November. Present operations are at the best rate since November. Killed In Street Battle Saturday Short Selling Probe Is Urged by Senate . WASHINGTON.-^)—Investigation by both ; the "administration and the senate into short selling operations on, •the-stock' exchanges wai asked Friday* by. Senator Thomas, democrat, of Oklahoma. He blamed the declines in prices of securities on "bear raids" in the market brought about through selling stocks short. His- two resolutions were referred to committees without action by the senate. Goodfellows Club Enroll Total 201 FLAPPER FANNY SAYS; HEP. U. b. PAT. OFF. Canvass Completed Saturday With Nine New Members Car in Which Men Get Away Is Said to Bear Arkansas License WEST PLAINS, JMo.—(/R)—Sheriff C. R. Kelly, 45; was shot and lulled Saturdayln a^jfynnirig'gun'battle with three'alleged'" bandits. •'.' ; ; , • Officers said the car bore,> on Arkansas state license tag. He was standing in a garage when the men believed responsible for robbery here Friday night entered t get a tire. They opened fire when the sherif attempted to arrest them. Emerson Bank Is field lip Saturday; Bandits Get $11,400 Columbia County Town Is ,, Terrorized by Four | Men W;ho Escape (JNE BELIEVED HURT •^ff ' ' ' !_ . L.m '1 Merchant Fires Several ••; Shots at Quartet as 4 They Flee . EMERSON, Ark.—(/P)—The Farmers Bank 'Was robbed early Saturday of,$l,400 cash and $10,000 in travelers checks by three/men and a confederate who escaped into Louisiana. One of ~the robbers is believed to halve been wounded by J. M. Stewart airnerchant, who fired several shots am, the fled -in an automobile. Two ElDorado men are now being held for hauling away the bank safe a month ago. ' ' Arkansan Kills Self Near Buckner W. N. Hanson, 54, Shoots Self With Shotgun Early Friday BUCKNER, Ark.—William Nichols ianspn, 54, took his own life with a shotgun in the bedroom of his home hree miles south of here at 5 a. m. Trilay. Coroner W. I. Stokes helot an inquest over the body and returned a verdict of suicide. Hanson was alone in the bedroom when the shot was fired. His wife just gone into the kitchen to pre- Waldo Clearing Dp Debris of Tornado Homeless Being Cared for While Rebuilding Is Planned The Goodfellows club completed 1 its 1931 campaign Saturday with a total of 201 memberships, adding nine more on the final day, New members ure: Walter Carter, C. Presley, Alex. Davis, Mrs. Aline Johnson, Ross Bright, Lee Womack, Carl Roberts, Fred Pctre, and W. E. Jones. Although the personal solicitation has been completed, the Gooclfcllows expressed the hope that anyone who has been overlooked and' still wishes to give will turn his gift in to one of the committoemen. Those authorized to act for tho Goodfellows are: Frank Ward, Hamilton Hanegan, Robert Wilson and Carter Johnson. Or, donations may be made direct to Mrs. Arch Moore, who is in charge of buying and' distribution for the Good- fellows as in the past years. Arrested as Malt and Yeast Found in Motor DURHAM, N. C. — (/P) — Wesley Herndon was the first victim in this seetion of a ruling by the'state attorney general outlawing 'wine bricks' and other 'makings' for intoxivatinj? Ho "ore in North Carolina. . Found with sugar, malt and yeast jn bis cr.r. Hrrndon was arrested and !lho t-iir conrisciiled, Burns Suffered in Auto Wreck Fatal Donald Pettit of Yellville Dies in Springfield (Mo,) Hospital SFRINGF1?LD, Mo.- (/|>) -Donald Pettit, 17, of Yellville, Ark., diel Friday at Springfield Baptist hospital of burns suffered' Thursday in an automobile wreck near Yellville. The I driver, Gus Flippin, 22, also danger' ously hurt, still was unconsicous here Friday night. Pettit was ' burned about the legs, hands and face, anl suffered a deep cut across the temple. The car caught fire after the accident. \Ow\The rniirtcj! women turn their I,:.,-!.", on ir.fiu:il j:nrlirs. MAGNOLIA, Ark—The residents of Waldo, widely known for their thrift and ability in the regular activities ol life, are now displaying grit and determination in the way they are taking hold of .the,debris caused by the tornado last Sunday morning. ' The estimated loss of property is approximately $500,000. The damaged stocks are being culled and moved into temporary business houses, which are being rapidly remodeled, house, hold goods which were scattered to the four winds are being gathered together and the homeless are being sheltered by friends and relatives in Waldo, Magnolia and other nearby towns. The insurance adjusters are on the scene and it is said that 80 per cent of those in the path of destruction had tornado insurance. The town is alive with the clink of the hammer and the swift adjustment of telephone and light wires is aiding the rehabilitation efforts. During the storm, all wires were severed and amil torrents of rain the people were groping in darkness and cut off from the outside world. The fact that few persons were injured is due to the fotce of the wind ranging some distance above the ground. Governor Loses Shirt Tail as Misses Buck COLUMBIA, S. C.—(#>)—Governor Ibra C. Blackwood has lost his shirt tail. It was cut off—and .short, too— by Former Governor John G. Richards and State Senator M. G. Anderson, of Horry county, as a penalty for the governor's failure to bring down a deer which ran close to his stand as ihe trio hunted. Governor Richards, 'rip, had suffered fi.i' - r,ii.'-..'::n.'{ '•> lni;.'k Farmer to Serve 21-Year Sentence Frank Martin Pleads Guilty to Killing Employe in Saline County ihe;rushed in to the room'after-hear.- ng'the shotgun fire. ', .. - .••;., ,".' No final note was left by the dead man to explain his action, nor did he mention killing himself before the tragedy occurred. •A physician who examined the body said the man apparently . placed the muzzle of the shotgun against his forehead anl pulled the trigger with hisi'tpe. The charge blew the top of his head completely off. In addition to his wife, Mr. Hanson is survived by two daughtrs, Mrs. Laura Bene and Mrs. Sally Willis, both of Buckner; two brothers, Henry ; Hanson, of Minden, La.; and Jess Hanson, of Buckner; and four sisters, Mrs. Molly Roton and Mrs. Emma Stevens, of. Stamps; Mrs. Susie Morris, of Haynesville, La., and Mrs. Pearl Aid- ridge, of Waldo. Nightwatchman at Morrilton Kills Man Self Defense Claimed as Coroners Jury Begins Investigation Hoover Critic When Representative Louis ,T. McFadden (above), Republican, Pennsylvania, branded the administration's war-debt moratorium as "an infamous proposal," his bitter attack stirred a heated • debate on the floor of the House. Municipal Coun < - •• .. .,* ..^i.' * Upheld by in Salary Fig) Quorui toBeRecow ForSalT Bulletins EL DORADO, Ark.—(/P)—Dorothy Edwards, 16, deaf girl, who disappcarcl while playing In front of her home Friday is believed to have been kidnaped or come to some hdrm by her mother who notified police to search for her. Kiwanis Sponsors Scout Excursion Hope Boys Win Banner Award at Texarkana Court of Honor In order to accompany the local Boy -Scout, troop to their district Court of. Honor at Texarkana, the Kiwanis Club met at the Capital Hotel -at 6 o'clock Friday night.. Dewey Hen- drlx presided in the absence of President R, V. Henrdbn. The club decided to hold, its -•• Christmas-1 -week meeting at 12:15 Tuesday, rather than Saturday;-I)«wnbe^ », as first plan- nel. . . ••-' ..•'..<•?• '"' :•''$>'>' ••'<«.. '..- > The • club • furnished transportation for a few of ; the-.30 Hope boy scouts who went to Texarkana; and furnished an escorC for a':truc"k which-transported the remainder. At; the Court of Honor, which was attended by scout troops throughout NASHVILLE, ernor Morton signed a bill increasing the Tennessee tax on gasoline from 6 to 7 cents a gallon, to be ' effective at mldngiht Saturday night, December 19. Road Material Is Given to Hospital Two Carloads of Chatts Donated to Julia Chester for Driveways A gift of two carloads• of chatts.for the construction of driveways at the new Julia Chester hospital property on South Main street, .has been offered by the Highway Stone company, of- Webb City, Mp., it. was announced Saturday by Carter Johnson, a vice- president of the Hope and Hempstead County Hospital association. . Mr. Johnson sa'id the offer was made in the course of a telephone conversa- tion'with J., Frank,^Todd, manager pf the 'Missouri: company f who t when • he learned that the stone : was.% be. used in connection with>'a cd»inutilty v hosi pitar;6ftered to "make"'a gift of it in the event that the hospital authorities could obtain transportatiori'from Webb City to Hope. ; • '• ' Mr. Johnson added 1 that the hospital is handling the matter of transportation with one of the railroads serving Hope, and expects to have Mr. Todd's ,. » A 1 : M .1 -rr T * ' "'*" *-^VJV»_VWJ tU 11UVU J.VJ.I, J. Odd S the'Tex-Ark council, the Hope troop | gi ft ro lli n g into Hope within the next was awarded a red streamer anH a {„... j BENTON — living about Frank Martin, farmer 15 miles from Benton. pleaded guilty to second degree murder in Saline Circuit Court here Friday, and was sentenced to 2 years in the penitentiary. Martin was indicted on a first degree murder charge for killing Richard Roench about six weeks ago. Boench was employed by Martin on the farm. The two got into ah argument and martin fired on liis employe with a shotgun at close range, killing him instantly. There was no witnesses to the killing Leon Tillary, charged with a statutory offense, was found guilty by MORRILTON, Ark. — (#>)— Testifying before a coroners jury, that he killed George Anderson in self de- Tense, Lawrence Cook, night watchman at the Federal Compress and Warehouse Company, was exonerated Saturday. Cook said Anderson became angry when Superintendent Isom failed to recognize him Friday night when he appeared at the warehouse and followed Cook about on his rounds. He grappled with Cook who then ired at him. Anderson's wife testified that her lusband had left home to deliver some iquor to Cook. • i • Vew Liquidator For DeQueen Bank A. H. Hughes of Nashville to Have Charge of Closed Institution was awarded a red streamer and a blue star for their troop flag. This was for fulfilling the requirements of securing new members. The following . Hope scouts were grantel the • highest rank in scouting that of Eagle Scout: Victor Cobb, Corey Tedder, Norman Lewis anjl Lane Taylor. First Class scouts were named 1 , as 'ollows' George Marshall, Carrolle Carpenter, Giles Gibson, Charles Carpenter and Ralph Owen, Tenderfoot scout badges were award ed to Taylor AJexander, Henry Taylor, LeRoy Henry, Weaver Collins,. J. W. Harper, James Cobb, Horace Mitchell, George Reed Kirk and Paill Jones. Sixty-four, merit badges were awarded the members of the Hope troop. These scout work. were for completing Victor Cobb and Corley Tedder received a red letter for among the second best scouts in the Tex-Alk council. Bernard O'Steen received a white letter for being among the third 1 best. No Hope boys were placed in the first group. Henry Haynes, scoutmaster of the Hope troop, accompanied the boys to the Texarkana event. DE QUEEN—State Bank Examiner K. A. Daugherty completed an audit of the defunct Bank of DeQueen Friday as a preliminary to checking in A. H. Hughes of Nashville as liquidating agent to succeed C. R. Simmons who has been in charge of lisuidation since the institution closed July 15, 1930. Mr.' Hughes has been in charge of the liquidation of the Planters bank of Lockesburg and will take charge of the DeQueen bank Monday. Simmons resigned last week. At the last October term of the Sc- vier Chancery Court Chancellor C. E. Johnson reduced the salary of Simmons from $250 a month to $200 and Bank of Ozan Is Closed Saturday Closed Originally a Year Ago, But Reopened by Agreement The Bank of Ozan, at Ozan, this county, closed Saturday. B. A. Barrow, cashier, said the bank officials had no statement to make this early. It was a small institution serving the territory around Ozan. The bank closed in November, 1930, for the five-day period then allowcl by law, but reopened by agreement of depositors who signed up not to make withdrawals except at stipulated per. iods. few days. Income of Shearer Is Checked by U. S. Men WASHINGTON-(/P)-Agents of the internal revenue bureau are checking the income of William B. Shearer, big navy advocate whose activities were investigated by a senate committee in 1929. At that time it was brought out by Henry Allen, then a republican sen- discontinued the services of a stenog-1 ator from Kansas, that Shearer had rapher a' $75 a month on complaint [ made no income tax return. Shearer . previous jury, which fixed his punishnjent at and exceptions filed to the expense said the money he received was con• - - s'milar indignity • T; year in the penitentiary. |.r, .•:. , ulIn.'; \vjtnrr.s was a sm.;II jj.'rl account pf Simmons by 20 depositors sumed by expenses so he supposed ho . rif tine defunct bank. , did nr: have to file a return Dance Revue at Saenger Tuesday 'Night Nurse' Presentation on Screen, Featuring Barbara Stanwick , Final preparations are being made for the presentation of "Frills and Feathers" a revue in two' parts at Malco's Saenger Theatre Tuesday night. "Frills and Feathers" is the work of Mrs. James Martindale's Studio. Many gorgeous costumes will be featured in this revue, also special stage settings which have been designed" and built especially for this show. Over fifty of Mrs. Martindale's students of dancing will be presented in tap and toe routine and sensational acrobatic and novelty numbers. The theme of the revue is both entertaining and in keeping with the holiday theme. There is plenty of beautiful music carried 1 through the course of the revue, and aids immeasurably in making fine entertainment. The picture presentation for the night will be "Night Nurse," featuring Barbara Stanwyck, Clark Gable and Ben Lypn. Justices < Due '$5 > Extra Session oh Or d erf "DEADL1NE1 JA Appropriation Neglecl at Regular Session ilk; November • County .Judge Luthe.r,«-, was ordered to "convenjsjl stead Quorum Court in special,; and appropriate funds for'the count; share of the expense of the Hdpe': nicipal Court, on a decision v ha down by Circuit Judge' Dexter, i at Washington Saturday morning.-'The-decision was the'result of [ hearing sought by Municipal Judg U. A. Gentry on a petition for a'; damus order to compel the government to support the 1 "' court as required by law. 1 ' / s^y," Judge Gentry was represented^ W. S. Atkins and Harry t ; Lemley.;Ji Higgason had no special co the county was represented i by Prosecuting Attorney ford., . ,' - Must Act 1 In? ruling for and against v the,j Bush gave '-the"i until January 20 to circuit court order. iV, #&w Judge Higgason must subpoen^ members of the quorum court? a call them formally into session 1 order to pass the appropriation quired by law and the circut count's"; order. ' Justices of the peace draw 55 a __„ for quorum court duty, and 32, raenv| bers will be at the maximum" $l6Q, plus the cost of notifying then» of tfe|| circuit court order in a legal —•- f "' nel 'The Hope Municipal court, washes-"$ tablished by order of the city gijver- ment, under state law, last Oetobeijv', The law requires the city and county-] to jointly support this njinor Tgpurt which replaces the city police tribunal f G and the justice of the 1 peace courts in DeRoan township. Ft J. t. Costs Reduced" \ • "^ At its regular November session tho quorum court failed to' appropriate.'", i for the municipal court, although the ,' appropriation for justice of the peace t trials was reduced from J2.000 to ?1,OOQ,S; DeRoan township justices used up "' P1.500 of last year's $2,000 appropriated " for justices of the entire county-™ and justice court trials in DeRoan are abolished this pear under the Munici- 'pal Court organization. Amount of Cash Stolen at Helena Is Revealed HELENA.-(tf>,-An auditor's report maae public Frilay revealed the amount of money stolen from the city clerk's office here on December 9 was ?1407.4P. City Clerk R. G. Howard personally made good the loss because he had left the vault unlocked. The theft occurred during the noon hour and both the office and vault were left open. Jack Diamond's Sweetheart Held To Be Questioned Concerning Death of Gangster Friday Morning ALBANY, N. Y.-(/P)-Manon Kiki Roberts, showgirl sweetheart of Jack ("Legs") Diamond, gangster who WSS- assasinated Friday wil be brought here from Boston for questioning. She had a tryst with the gangster shortly before his death and fled from her room to the home of her mother in Boston after she had heard tK " news of the killing from what police believe was a grapevine source. *-''' QppPINGc Christmas Pageant to Be Presented Sunday The annual Christmas pageant will be presented Sunday evening, December 20, 1931 at 7:30 at the First Methodist church, South. The theme of the pageant, which is entitled "The Way" is that of peace. The stpry is divided into three parts. The first of which shows that throughout the whole of Old Testament history, the people were waiting for a Savior. The coming of Christ is told, in beautiful words and music in the second part, at the close of which the members pf the Sunday school will present their gifts for the white Christmas. Then the pageant brings put the idea that the nations are still seeking the pathway to peace, and they are seen to unite around the manger as the Voice promises that Christ shall lead the nations to paths of love and peace. The choir wll lassist ihe characters cf the pageant with b=au- tiful Christmas music.

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