Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 23, 1931 · Page 1
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Wednesday, December 23, 1931
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AP)—Mi«n» Awbclnted PtMi. NBA)—M«trt< N«w»p*p« Enterprise Ass'n tiiftt ritt W« ftftttft W«A**ky ' HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23,1931 'Srir o( Mope founded KOOJ M6p» tfclff Pr«i*, !927i Coiuolldtted u Hop* S«f, J«nu«ry, 18, .1929. CINCINNATI parents of Edith Riley Sentenced to Prison Terms Maximum Penalty Given to Couple Who Mistreated Small Daughter KEPT HEFMN CLOSET Judge Describes the Testimony at "Revolting to Sense of Justice" WASHWGTON,-(/P)-Mr. and Mrs Harry N. Riley were sentenced to two • years imprisonment and fined $250 Wednesday morning for cruelty to their 12-year-old child, Edith. The penalty was the maximum fixed by the laws. Judge F. D. Letts described the evidence presented in the case as "revolting to the common sense of justice." It was testified that the Rileys kept the child '" a dark closet for four years and otherwise mistreated her. Mrs. Riley was described by the judge as the 'dominating factor in the home and was Edith's step-mother. Gangster Funeral Services Simple Few Are Present While Jack ('Legs') Diamond Is Laid Away NEW YORJC-W-Through most of his adult years Jack "Legs" Diamond lived outside the laws of church and state, striving by bloodshed, trickery Wednesday his puny body lay in tln- nallow^d ground, hastily shoveled into a shallow grave, deserted by all save his relatives, a few family friends and the wife he had neglected. No overlords of gangdom stood around in the drizzling rain as his casket hurriedly was lowered into the muddy ground in Mount Olivet cemetery, in Queens. There was no pomp such as has been accorded in the past to a leader whom gangland respected. The only farewell was the muffled voice of his widow, sobbing: jjll "Goodby, boy." Around the ground stood a few curious spectators, mostly Women. There were only two policemen there. Diamond had so few friends in the lawless world he aspired to rule that his murder aroused little fear of further shooting. , Not more than 20 minutes elapsed between the time when the grave diggers clambered out of the muddy hole they had completed while the hearse waited at the gates of the cemetery and the moment when clods of wet earth began thudding down on the bronze lid of the case in which the coffin was enclosed. They were given only half an hour in which to dig the grave. To the last, Diamond's widow hoped the church might permit his burial in tf consecrated ground. Permission was j." withheld. "Legs" Diamond had died unrepentant, in mortal sin, and so at the end, ho was buried without benefit of clergy, in a non-sectarian cemetery. The grave of the murdered gunman is located in a new and rather poor section of the cemetery. There are no carefully tended family lots there —only single graves, most of them graves of children. There is no grass, either—just mud. At the home of Diamond's sister- in-law, Mrs. Lawrence J. O'Brien, a few blocks from the cemetery, it was said the undertaker, Joseph E. Lynih, of Albany, read a brief prayer over the casket. In Diamond's hand his widow had placed a rosary. There were flowers—but not a dozen carloads, such as have been sent to bona fide gangster kings. Outstanding in the display was a floral armchair, lull-size on the front of which was inscribed "To my own after all, from your loving wife." On the back was the inscription "from your pals," but "Legs" Diamond's pals—past or present—were nowhere to be seen. It was said that Owney Madden, frequently mentioned by police as one pf Manhattan's leading racketeers, had offered to pay for Diamond's funeral, but this could not be proved. And it was also said that among '" his few friends was Vincent Coll. But 1 Coll, op trial for the murder of little Michael Vengali in the "Harlem baby massacre" of last summer, was in no position to attend the funeral of "just another gangster." "Closet Child" Goes to Parents' Trial Dressed up like a child of 6 going to a party, 12-year-old Edith Riley is shown above as a nurse escorted her to the Washington court where her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Riley, were tried for cruelty. The picture shows how the girl, now. weighing 57 pounds in contrast to 37 pounds on the day of her rescue, has partially recovered from the effects of the four years in which she was alleged to have been imprisoned in a dark closet. Camden to Ship 3000 Bales Cotton Much Cotton Rotting in Lafayette Fields BUCKNER, Ark.— Farmers in LaFayette county are lamenting the fact that the 3000 bales of cotton that has been left unpicked in the fields Ui jprrbably a total loss. j Recent rains that have fallen in this ; section for the past 40 days hiive cnus- cd the cotton to rot. I Record Barge Shipment to Be Made This Week From Camden CAMDEN—Over 3000 bales of cotton lire to be loaded on two huge barges of the River and Land Transportation company which arrived in Camden Monday. It wil require at least two days to oad the barges with this record shipment of cotton which will be the largest sent down the Ouachita river to Mew Orleans at one time since navigation was revived on the river. The two steel barges were brought ;o Camden by the oil burning tug -'E. i. Breaux" with Captain B. J. Caros, veteran riverman, in charge. This ug has been used by this company to ow the barges from Monroe down to 'lew Orleans. It is the largest tug )oat to ever come up to Camden and las not been used in this river as far as Camden because of the low river stages during the fall. It will be used moron ow since the river has ample water in its channel. Captain Carlos has been on the Mississippi and its tributaries 12 years although this is his first trip to Camden. Pror to hs service on the river he was with seagoing vcsels. and has spent the major portion of his life on the water, Four Prisoners Escape From Mississippi Jail CLEVELAND, Miss. - (/P) — Sawing through their cell door and the jail window, four prisoners escaped from the Bolivar county jail here early Tuesday and fled in an automobile stolen from a garage. The prisoners were Richard dimming!;, 30, held on a liquor charge; George Bryan, 31, charged with robbery; George Walker, 18, robbery, and Dallas Henley, 21, auto theft. Mena Woman Dies While Wrapping , . Christmas Gifts • MENA, Ark.—While engaged in wrapping Christmas packages at her home Sunday night, Mrs. Adaline Gallagher was stricken with death. Her body and her unfinished task were discovered Monday morning by her husband, W. J. Gallagher, veteran taryeling salesman, who had retired and had slep through the night, unaware of his wife's passing. Mrs. Gallagher was one of Men'a best known women, the family having lived here for more than 30 years. Two sons and a daughter, none of whom live in Mena, survive. Sam Day Denied New Trial by Court Convicted and Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Last Week Three Men Admit Stealing Quantity of Dynamite Sticks Explosives Taken From Railroad Store House < by Robbers TRIO IS HELD IN JAIL Residents of Small Town Had Been Terrorized by Explosions FORT SMITH, Ark.-(/P)—Three men who polce say admitted they stole 200 sticks of dynamite from a railroad storehouse at Waldron to celebrate Christmas, were brought to jail here Wednesday. Sheriff Theodor eMoney said the men admitted the theft and brought them here because the Waldron jail was too small. Waldron residents have been terrorized the past several nights by. a series of explosions. Those arrested were Orvall Babbitt, Lester Speakes and Bill Morgan. Two Men Held For Kidnaping Woman Laundry Marks Leads to Arrests; Four Others Alleged Brains Christmas Quadruplets' Birthday TEXARKANA.— (IP)— Saw Day, 20, sentence dto life imprisonment for the slaying o£ Sheriff Walter Harris at a whisky still, was denied a new trial in circuit court Wednesday. RAPPER FANNY SAYS ; HtG U, B. PAT. OFF. Banker Dead After Attempted Slaying Trust Officer Believed to Have Killed Self When Attack Failed When a bathing suit bus been ";rca''ly reduced," it doesn't ul- \ya» r s wan Ihr.l iis chi-.iix'i' in p:ice. CHICAGO—John Jacob Visser, 35, vice president and trust oficcr of the Kimbell Tdust and Saving bank, was found dead Wednesday afternoon in his office on the third floor of the bank building. Apparently the bank official had shot and killed himself after an un- surc.essful attempt on his part to kill Antonius Van Worden, 67, retired busines* man, who had placed his property in trust and named Visser as heir on his death. Van Worden fled after Visser had beaten him with a piece of gas pipe and shot him in the right cheek. Shortly after he staggered out of the private office of the banker another shot was hcurd. When bank employ- es rushed into the office they discovered Visser dead with his pistol beside him. On Ihe floor only a couple of feet away was tile gas pipe wrapped in a green bordered towel. Missing College Girl Is Reported Improved PROVIDENCE, R. I.—(/P)—Virginia Penfield, young Columbus, Ohio, heiress who was found here Monday after almost a week's absence, improved rapidly Tuesday under the care of a doctor. Meanwhile her father, Clara J. Penfield, planned a vacation for the girl in an effort to gehiuld her health. Overwork while araijding a Swarth- mnrr. Pa., school was believed by the I'-thi-r li. h;wo contributed to her con- uition. KANSAS CITY— (#>)—A laundry mark has led to the arrest of two Kansas dairy'farmers as minor participants in the jkidnaping of Mt-s, Nat -Donnelly, '.millionaire garment manufacturer. 'Police said they had confessed. Gathering together loose ends >of the abduction plot, which ended in the mysterious release of the 'victim and George Blair, her negro chauffeur without the payment of the demanded $75,000 ransom, officers sought four other men, reputed to have actually executed the plot. The prisoners, farmers in Wyandotte county, west of Kansas City, al- legdly confessed following their arrest late Monday night that they supplied the shabby four room rural cottage in which Mrs. Donnelly was icld from last Wednesday until Fri- dayday. Identification of the cottage by the woman manufacturer was followed mmcdiately by the arrest of Paul Scheldt, 22-year-old lessee of the cot- age. Ccheidt, who also manages a milk depot at Bonner Springs, Kans., mplicated William Lacey Browning, 52, of Holliday, Kan., the second prisoner. The cottage was located by detectives who traced a 1 laundry mark on a towel given Mrs. Donnelly by her abductors. She wrapped the towel about her neck, and still wore it when she was released. The mark was traced to Emil G. Buinger, who owns the cottage leased by Schmeidt. Officers said Browning named Marshall de Paw, also of Holliday, fts the leader. De Pew, according to a statement released under Browning's signature, suggested two months ago that Browning locate an isolated house in which Paul Donnelly, husband of Mrs. Donnelly, could be held pending the payment of ransom. - ' After a promise of $7500 Browning is alleged to have arranged with Scheldt for the use of the letter's cottage. The building, located near Bonner Springs, is situated in a wooded 20-acre tract, reached by a country lane. Scheldt was declared to hav been promised $1000 for the use of the house. Other participants in the actual] kidnaping, which took place in the drveway of Mrs. Donnelly's southside home in Kansas City, were said in Browning's statement to include two men from the east. The statement related Browning believed the men to be from New York. Both Browning and Scheldt were declared to have believed Donnelly was the intended victim. The first knowledge that Browning hat that a woman was involved, acording to his statement, was gleaned from a newspaper account of the abduction. Scheldt, in a statement released by police under his signature, said he lived at his cottage during Mrs. Donnelly's captivity and believed two of the four kidnapers to be Italians. The statement is believed to throw additional light on the peculiar release of the millionaire and her chaufcur. After receipt Thursday morning by James Taylor, Mrs. Donnelly's attorney, of two letters she wrote at the commands of the abductors, former Senator James R. Reed, was called into the case. Reed gave his personal guarantee the money would be paid if the hostage was released unharmed. He added, however, that all of Donnelly's money, and all of his time, would be used in prosecuting the , Four of a kind, healthy and happy and ready to celebrate ttyeir eighth bifthday on Christmas Day are the quadruplets of/Mr, arid Mrs. William MAhaney-of St. .John, N.B.^ shown at the top.in, %new r pKow. I^eft-to right '•JJfrEdna LouiEe, 'John D.rJLydla Christine andi£diuVMtfy4Khfiy. also have six brothers and sisters,'and were bottle babies.~'C8ri1pafe r tKem now With their earlier pictures, also shown. guilty men if the wealthy women's garment manufacturer was harmed. Shortly afterwards word spread rnpidly among the cijy's criminal element, thai u "mob" uol concerned in Denial Is Issued By Mrs. Caraway Newspaper Reports That She Planned to Resign Branded False LITTLE ROCK.-(/P)-The Arkansas Democrat Tuesday published formal denials by Senator Hattie W. Caraway and Governor Parnell to a story published in a wekely newspaper at Conway which said Mrs. Caraway would resign as senator and be succeeded by Congressman Tilman B. Porks, who in turn would be succeeded by Governor Parnell. The article said: "It is stated that Mrs. Caraway's resignation is in the hands of Governor Parnell and that her appointment (nomination) by the state committee was an expediency to avoid the opposition obtaining control of the committee and forcing the selection of a candidate objectonable to the governor." "There is not one iota of truth in the entire statement,' Governor Parnell said. Mrs. Caraway was even more caustic. "This report of which I have heard," she wired the Arkansas Democrat, "is utterly false. I have not resigned and have no intention of doing so. I do not know the purpose back of their circulation but certainly the persons who have issued them know they are deliberately false." The Democrat quotes J. B. Parker, editor of the Conway News, as saying the information on which the story was based "came from Little Rock" but did not amplify his statement. Bond Is Denied For Ex-County Judge C. M. Philpot Held for the Slaying of Son-in-Law in Family Quarrel PINE BLUFF, Ark.-(^>)-Bond was deried C. M, Philpot, former county judge, held for the slaying of his son- in-law, Chester W. Taylor, a former congressman during a family quarrel last summer. Two Slain in New Gangster Outbreak Third Man Found Wounded in Alleged Union Racket Row Second Child To Di sappea Within Bulletins TIEN TSIN, China.-(fl>)-A mcs- Hage was received by Chinese railways authorities Wednesday said that a Japanese armored thaln had attacked a Chinese armored train early Wednesday morning between Ylnkow and a station next to it and htat the fighting was still continuing with a Japanese cavalry regiment attacking the Chinese train from the rear. WASHINGTON—(/!p)-Thomas J. AAllcn, Jr., superintendent of the Zion National Park in Utah, Wednesday was appointed superintendent of Hot Springs National Park, ' Arkansas. Fort Smith Doctor Commits Suicide No Motive Found for Act of A. S. Chapman, Who Ended Life EORT SMITH—Dr. A. S. Chapman, aged 40, killed himself at his offWe suite in the First National bank building here shortly before noon Tuesday. The body was found by Miss Billie Smith, his assistant, .and Mi; Virginia,Arbucle, a visitor, both of whom were n the'/.receptjijn room. The girls rushed into "the.'doctor's-of^ flce\ after hearing a shot and found hfnfdead:with a bullet Hole- through his head. Two .weeks ago, a son was 'born to Mrs. Chapman. She returned , from the hospital to her home Monday. Intimate friends of Dr. Chapman could give no reason for his suicide. Dr. Chapman was a graduate of the medical school of the University of Tennessee. During the World war, he served overseas. At the close of the war he entred medical school at New Orleans. Mississippi Flood Waters Receding Critical Stage Believed to Have Been Reached Is Report • NEW ORLEANS, La.—(/p)—Floods of the Takahatchie river valley in northwest Mississippi Wednesday were believed to be passing the critical stage with continual brght weather, whle late river forecasts lessened the tension on the Mississippi river in the vcinity of Hckinan, Ky. CHICAGO—Gang gunmen shot and killed two men early Tuesday and tossed their bullet torn bodies in lonely spots outside the city limits. A third man was found shot is the head and is believed to be dying. The body of "Dago Dan" Tagnetti a business associate of George (Red) Barker, public enemy, in the excavating, grading and asphalt teamsters union was found near a cemetery gate. The second body was found in a ditch near Chicago Heights. An examination disclosed 10 bullet wounds. After an investigation Coroner Wals-h advanced two theories, that Tagnetti had been slain by Barker in an intraunion guarrel or that Tagnetti had been slain in retaliation for the recent murder of Timothy J. Lynch. In connection with the theory that Barker killed Tugnetti, it was recalled that for several months there have been rumblings of an impending war in gangland, hinging on the government withdrawing "Scarface All" pone from circulation. Ca- the kidnaping was seeking to effect the victim's release. Early Friday morning, Mrs. Donnelly and her chauffeur were released on a dark Kansas City, Kan., street by scvera'. inpn who drove them there from the kidnaper's rendezvous in a motor u tl n>re their release the victim" we: o tcld tha somebody had ivide a ''mistake" and th".t some "Out L! town" men were concerned. Former Hope Boy Preaches Sermon Homer Goff Delivers First Message to Texarkana Audience Homer Goff, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Goff of this city, who has been studying for the ministery for some time preached his first sermon at the Rose Hill Christian church of Texarkana last Sunday everuiig. Young Goff comes from a preaching family, his grandfather/ jmd an older brother being ministers, A lu.vgo crowd ut'.ended the services. G.R. Kirk's Team Wins Prize Dinner Star's Carrier Boys Entertained Tuesday at the Checkered Cafe A chicken dinner, with all the trimmings, was served to the entire city carrier-boy staff of the Hope Star at the Checkered Cafe Tuesday night. This closed the chicken-and-beans contest dinner announced two weeks ago. The boys chose two teams, in a campaign to secure new subscriptions, the losers agreeing to eat only a fare ob beans at the banquet. Despite the fact that the team captained by George Reed Kirk secured almost three times as many subscriptions, it was decided at the last minute to treat winners and losers alike at the dinner—possibly due to the feminine hand Miss Emma Green, in charge of the paper boys. The winning team was composed oJ George Reed Kirk, who secured 1! subscriptions; Bernard O'Steen 21 Robert Porter 3 and Lane Taylor 1, £ total of 38. Vasco Bright, captain ol the losers, secured 3 starts, John Hartsfield 6; Jimmie Porter 3, and LeRoy Henry none; for a total of 12. Vasco Bright was given a consolation prize at the close of the dinner. Body of Six Y< Old Girl V Found in Ten v ' ; William Hornsby, " Seen by Parent. Noon Tuesday FOUR QUESTION, Police Make Extensi Search for Abductor in Vicinity CINCINNATI, Otoo.-^-.. appearance of another child ;was'.lfe^ ported here Wednesday as poli tensified their search for the' of six year old Marian McLeaii,. William Hornsby, is the second i to be reported by his father as , ing been missing since noon Tuei__ , The boy lived at 310 East 12th street, a half a square from 428 Bast** street, where the girl's mutilatedjt was found Tuesday. ' At the same time the ______ _ county grand jury returned a ; ,f degree murder indictment again: unnamed slayer of the; McLean'" In the mean while police" quest four men, Charles Bischoff, 45;';I , f Shoemaker, who found' the girlsil* in his cellar 'and James E-^Jts brother-in-law of Bischoff/at the addresaJrom which ' boy . Denny ] Texan Is Sentenced on Theft Count at Capital LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—George Gaylor of Honey Grove, Texas, was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary by Federal Judge Martineau Tuesday when he pleaded guilty to charges of transporting a stolen automobile from Greenville, Texas, to Hot Springs last month. 44, accused here-to-fore of young girls. Gas Consumers Receive Refunds r f ~j Few Who Failed to Sign Petition Must Wait Upon Court ' "' CAMDEN—Camden gas consumers"^ believe in Santa Claus now. In, tbe\ mails Monday, the consumers found;,! their gas refund checks and there/'1 was much rejoicing. , o , ^ The Citizens Bank and Trust coin-'', I pany had a large force working over- i.: time to get the: checks in the mails for Monday. Those who did not get their checks and who signed the pe-* titions for the attorney to represent them are asked to wait until Wednes-; ,' day at least before calling at the bank' to inquire about their funds. The bank desires ample time to majj'' out all the checks but will hold those " checks for the owners who addresses, they do not know, ' Theer was some complaint among consumers who expected more than, they got, but these were few and far v between. ' Th consumers, about 200, who did not sign the petition, cannot get their refunds until the matter of the attorney's lien is passed upon in circuit court next month. Their refund checks are held up by the court action until settled. MissLoraMarlarto Present Program Noted Men of Southwest to Be in Attendance January 2 A musical program, under the direction of Miss Lora Marlar, well (nown singing school teacher of ftossr Ion, will be presented at H°Uy Springs, in Nevada county on Saturday night, January 2. Prof. L. W. Huffstutler, of Dallas, Texas, who is well known in this sec- .ion for his musical talent, will be in attendance. Another man who is known in sing- ng conventions all over the South, is Thomas Benton of Nacogdoches, Texas, has been Invited to attend. The program will consist of class inging, quartets, duets, solos and congregational singing. The general public is invited to at-r end- Bad Weather Curbs Quaciuta Deer Huting MENA— Few hunters have taken to he Ouachita woods this week for the final period of the open seaspu for deer huntlnj. Continued bad weathfr has made c^wlitisins tor hunt it non-resident er« 'from Oklahoma bave come' flens lof the

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