Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 24, 1931 · Page 1
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VOLUME 33—NUMBER 61 (NBA) —M*«tt» Ntwsp»p*f Em HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, mi Star of Hope, foufidtd LOOD Doctor Andre Is Acquitted By Jury Early Thursday West Virginia Dentist oh Trial in Connection With Woman's Death IS KILLElTlN FALL Mrs. Martha Hutchinson Is 1 Killed in Fall From ( Doctor's Car RENO, Nevada— (JP)— Dr. Carl Pierre Agdr'c young West Virginia dentist was acquitted Thursday of the murder of i his -former fiancee, Mrs. Martha Hutchinson by a jury which deliberated a little over an hour. Mrs. Hutchinson, 21, a widow, was killed on the night of September 13, in a fall from Andre's automoblc. The prosecution charged that Andre shoved her or caused her to fall through reckless , driving, RENO, Nev.— (/P)— Testimony in the trial of Dr. Carl Pierre Andre ended late Wednesday after the handsome young dentist admitted on cros-ex- amination that he was engaed to Mrs. Martha Hutchinson, whom he is accused of murdering, a month before he separated from his wife. started ?t a*tiighl 'x-use tffcr"]UTy as soon as possible so that a verdict might be returned by Christmas Eve. / Testimony concluded after the prosecution on rebuttal introduced a series of telegrams to refut.e a statement by Dr. Andre that he had not^known until August 18 that Mrs. Hutchinson was coming to Reno from Fairmont. W. Va. ( where both had lived. The last of the telegrams was dated August 15, and was from the doctor • to Martha in Fairmont. It read: leave till 18, Answer. Love, Carl." He said the plan was that they were to be married and start life anew in the West as soon as he could be divorced from Rorothea Howard Andre. The dentist, who declared Mrs. Hutchinson's death was accidental, was reluctant to answer several of the questions shot at nim by the district attorney, and once he appealed to the court when he was asked the exact reason why he had left Fairmont last May. "ft would cast reflections upon my wife," he told Judge Thomas F. Moran. , He finally answered the question by stating that he had left home for a divorce. Hope Co-Op Moves Over 18,000 Bales Manager Cox Sets Record for the Mid-South Membership The office of the Mid-South Cotton association on Walnut street will be closed for the holidays Friday and Saturday, December. 25-26, reopening Monday, December 28, Manager Max Cox announced Thursday. The Hope office handled more than 18,000 bales of cotton this season, Mr. Cox reported, making this city one of the major concentration points in the state. Mr. Cox won the personal distinction of turning in more co-operative memberships than any district manager in the Mid-South organization, for which he received a special news-story in the Mid-South's house publication this week, The co-operative extended thanks to farmers members throughout ihe district for the support which made possible this record. Ragon Silent on Political Plans Too Early to Consider Senatorial Race, Congressman Says LITTLE ROC K—Congressman Heartsill Ragon, who returned to his home at Clarksville from Washington this wetk to spend the holidays, was in Little Rock Wednesday on busis- ness. He said he probably will return to Washington about January 4. The House will reconvene on that date, but Mr. Ragon said little work will be done before the middle of the week. He declined to discuss the probability of his becoming a candidate for the United States Senate in the primary election next year, saying it is too early to consider that matter. He said Congress will be kept busy for several months considering important national questions.. He sa' he has been assured that his bill to 'reduce the interest rate on veterans' loans will be given u hearing nncl that he believes it will b pased. I i I I I HE lluee Kings brought their gifts to Christ One day in Bethlehem, Though he whose star had been, their guide Could make no gifts to them. They asked for nothing in return- Wise men have always known He is more blest who does not seek A favor of his own. So we today must bring our gifts Where empty stockings hang, If we would keep our faith in words An angel chorus sang. A doll and horn and spinning top, SmaJI toys a child-heart sought, , May be as shining as the gold The ancient Magi brought. By HELEN WELSHIMER Flying Rail Ties Injure Nearly 40 Four May Die, Hit by Timbers From Subway Train NEW YORK—(fl>)—Nearly two score persons were injured, four so seriously that they may die, under a bombardment of railroad ties Wednesday on a Brooklyn subway platform. The ties, old ones that had been picked up by a work crew, jolted loose from their moorings on a flat car as the work train thundered through the Newkirk avenue station. There were about 150 persons on the platform, including many women and children who were Manhatan-bound for Christmas shopping. One witness said women screamed and children were trampled as the crowd, with a wild mass movement, fell back in a vain effort to escape the heavy timbers. Hours later, no definite check had been made of the total casualties. There were 17 injured in one hospital and reliable estimates said as many more were in other hospitals. It also was estimated between 15 and 25 others suffered bruises and went to their homes after emergency treatment. One victim, whom the^hospital could not identify, was listed as dying. A small girl, Angelina Ananino, probably will suffer the amputation of a foot. Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Selvaggi said: "So far as I can discover, this is due to gross negligence by the B. M. T." (The Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Company, which operates one of New Work's two rapid transit systems). FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: RES. U.B.PAT. OFF. llifjc's nothing like a holiday lo keep you iw trim. Broadway Car, on Tour, Stops Here W. J. Watson Pilots Relief Car Along Highway No. 67 The Courtesy Car of the Broadway of America association, with W. J. Watson, public relations man, at the wheel, went through Hope Thursday, stopping here for a brief visit with Terrell Cornelius, one of two vice- presidents for Arkansas. Mr. Watson makes the circuit at regular intervals, carrying minor repair equipment, maps and other tourist supplies. He answers all signals and distress, explaining to motorists along 1,500 miles of his section of the Broadway, that this association aims to make travel perfect on the nations only all-weather route from coast to coast. The Broadway is now 99 per cent paved,' No. 67 being entirely paved through Arkansas excpet for graveled clumps in the lowlands where it will not be safe to lay expensive concrete until next summer, but through which traffic is able to move in any weather. Mr. Watson, after his conference with Mr. Cornelius Thursday, said he would return to Hope probably next month for a meeting with local business men. Caldwell Appeals to Supreme Court Nashville Investment Banker Seeks to Have Sentence Set Aside NASHVILLE, Tenn.-ftf^-An eight- volume appeal to the Supreme Court was filed Wednesday by attorneys for Rogers Caldwell investment banker, convicted in July on a fraudulent breach of trust charge and sentenced to serve not more than three years in the state penitentiary. The charge grew out of transactions between Hardeman county, Tenn., and two Caldwell-owned financial institutions, the Bank of Tennessee, and Caldwell and Company, investment house. It was charged that collateral securing a $200,000 deposit of Hardeman county was removed and less valuable securities pledged as collateral in its stead. A six-volume bill of exceptions containing about 3,000 pages, a 155-page motion for a new trial, which was overruled in the lower court and a 75-page technical record were transmitted to the Supreme Court. In addition, more than 250 records of the two Caldwell institutions were filed as exhibit:;. The assignment of errors v:«- nrt fijtd, 30 days aciitioniil time b:ing allowed for thi§, Bulletins WASlHNGTON-(/P)-Tflrlff publishing agents (or railroads Thursday asked the Interstate Commerce Commission permission to file an' application putting Into tffcct Increased freight rates generally In five days notice. *OK*0—(/P)—Th« United States went on record here Thursday as Indicating, a renewed concern over Japanese troop movements In Manchuria. .'.•'• Police Told Ohio Fiend Slayer Seen Man Carried Bundle to Tenement Cellar Before Body Was Found CINCINNATI, p.,-(/P)-A man reported seen bearing a bundle toward the tenement cellar in which was found the mutilated body of six-year- old Marian McLean, was sought Wednesday night as the degenerate who caused her death. The clue to the possible identity ol the child's kidnaper-slayer, came frorr a woman who told police she heard two men in a cigar store discussing the incident. Search for the men was begun immediately. The story added credence to the theory that the child was attacked elsewhere and then tossed on the cellar, floor either shortly before or soon after she had bled to death from internal wounds. Questioning of James Devenney, 40 .Charles Bischoff, 45, and Dennie Dt- lariey, 44, was continued, but all. said they had no knowledge/that would help solve the slaying. It -was Bischoff who found Marian's b£dy. Jfe was taken to the county t'ourthmisd ' JoS Mrs. Mildred McLean, the child's mother, said a belt found in a house near where Marian's body was discovered, was not Marian's. Police previously had thought it might be a clue. It had been severed as if jerked from its wearer. The ocupant of the room where the belt was found denied all knowledge of it. Quick action to bring the slayer before the courts has been taken by the Hamilton county grand jury. 'An indictment was returned accusing "John Doe" of murder through criminal'/attack, and of murder alone. The penalty for either offense is death in the electric chair or life imprisonment. All day friemen explored buildings in the neighborhood of Marian's home, seeking the room in which .she was attacked. The search was fruitless. Another missing child scare, in a community made "jumpy" by events of the past few days, became an "in again, out again" affair however. William Hornsby, II, was reported, missing for 24 hours, and police officers began another search. They found him at a neighbors home. A. W. Parke Held in Fatal Mishap News Service Proprietor Accused as Driver of Death Car PARIS—A. W. Parke, member of the firm of Parke-Harper News Service of Little Rock, was under arrest here Wednesday night following a fatal automobile accident in the Delaware community, about 25 miles from Paris, in which Alfred E. Freeman, ager 57, was killed. Jewell M. Martin, Freeman's son-in-law, also was injured but not seriously. Freeman and Martin, who had lived at England, Lonoke county, were moving their household effects to Paris in a truck. They had stopped to repair a flat tire. Parke, alone and driving a small roadster, struck both men, it was said, draging Freeman about 50 yards. Parke stopped his car and, finding Freeman injured seriously, started for Paris for medical aid for the injured man. However, Freman was placed in another automobile and taken to Dardanelle, where an ambulance was called and he was transferred to a hospital at Russellville. Freeman was dead when the hospital was reached. Martin was treated at the hospital for injuries to the shoulder, side and knee. Freeman's head was crushed, his hip broken and he was bruised severely all over the body. Martin told hospital atendants at Russellville that he and Freeman had placed a lighted lantern between them to prevent their being run into by motorists. Apparently Parke failed to sec the light, he said. Martin said Parke was driving about 40 or 45 miles an hour when the impact occurred. He said Parke sloped his car and offered to assist in caring for them. After making bond of $500 Parke lefi tor Fcrt Smith. He i.s i-linrfied with manslaughter. Christmas Observed Friday by The Star i Christmas Friday will be obscrv-i Jed In all departments of The' Star, Uric newspaper suspending for the I city edition Friday afternoon and (the mail edition Saturday morning. J The postofflee,-the banks and all i general merchandise stores will .;also observe the holiday.. , j,' The Star wishes you a merry [Christmas and a thankful one! ways By Rain >everal Rdads Closed During Past Few Days- Water Is Receding J LITTLE ROCK— (IP)— Heavy rains ifnd high water during the past few qays have caused several highways to become impassable in places and nave made it necessary to close oth- '.irs to all heavy traffic, state high- Way department officials said Wednesday. ; ,;, . United States route No. 167 is closed 'to traffic 14 miles south of Sheridan in the Saline river bottoms, but a detour os available by way of No. 35 and .No. 3 through Rison to Fordyce. Mo- ;torists were warned to drive cau- tionsly on No. 167 through the Ouach T ita river bottom three miles east of Camden where a high fill has been (damaged by flood waters. On state highway No. 115 near the Gallon toll bridge over\Ouachita river » high fill lias been damaged by set- fling and the road is open to light traffic only. Water is over .highway No. 1 in several places between McGehee and Watson but the r6ad still was passable. Highway No. 2 was reported slick and muddy but passable between Crossett and Hamburg, with a dump settling west of Crosett. This route is open to light traffic only. , Is open only to lignt traffic, but detour is available for heavy loaded trucks. Highway. No. b is flooded west of Tillar, but a gravel detour is available from Monticello to McGehee. United States route No. 65 is flooded in several places between Perome and the Louisiana line but traffic still was passing through Wednesday. Sues on Stock in Insolvent Banks State Commissioner Seeks to Collect $12,275 From W. S. Pettit HARRISON—Suit to collect $12,275 alleged to be due four insolvent Hudspeth banks in Boone county on assessment for double liability of stockholders, was filed in Chancery Court here Tuesday by Walter E. Taylor, state bank commissioner, against WS. Pettit, vice president of the Union National Bank, Springfield, Mo. Mr. Pettit formerly was vice president and cashier of the Citizens Bank and Trust Company of Harrison. It is said the suit follows denial of liability by Mr. Pettit on the ground that he entered into an agreement last May with A. T, Hudspeth, absconding head of the chain of closed banks, to surrender his stock to Hudspeth in an exchange for notes executed to Hudspeth to Pettit. The agreement also seeks to relieve; Mr. Pettit of all liability on slock. A copy of this agreement is in the lands of the Depositors Committee., D D. Dunk'tn, chairman of the committee, said that an effort will be made to have thi sagreement declared, void on the ground that Hudspeth undertook to transact business with Pettit as an individual, and not in behalf of the banks, and because the contract never was carried out, The copy of the agreement lists Mr, Pettit's stock holdings in the four Boone county banks and also $2,000 stock in the Peoples bank of Berryville and 52,500 stock in the Citizens Investment Company of .Harrison, a total of $20,400. Pettit's note indebtedness, said to represent in part borrowed money and in part notes executed in lieu of payment for slock, is listed as totaling $29,550. The notes, according to the copy of :he agreement, were to have been delivered to Mr. Fettit by Hudspelh in two three lots as follows: $15,000 worth en or before October 1, 1931; $6,550 November 1. and the balance $8,000 by January 1. 1932. The banks closed September 1, 30 [ days before the date on which the : irst of the notes was to have been re- .urned to Pettit. The notes staill are in the hands of other banks to which they have been hypothecated. Mr. Dunkin points out that if the ugreeinent should be held legal the insolvent banks would close not only .he amount alleged to be due from Pettit on his stock assessment, but would bi forced t» turn over to him h's ntois making the total loss to the banks more than $40.000. City'S Christinas Tree Party 7:30 Christmas Night f . * •'_ , ; '' .. • Officers and. Employes of '; City Want Every Child 4 to Be Present k E L1E F!~COMPLETED Mrs. Arch Moore Locates , Everything Except an ' Equestrian Doll Every little boy and girl in Hope, rich or poor, living close in or far out, is invited to the City's Christmas Party at 7:30 o'clock Friday night on the, lawn of the city hall. the most beautiful phristmas tree in the city has been erected there and its light? have been' burning at this week as a welcome to the party Friday night. "-"Tile 5 'elective officials and employes of the city are paying for the-party personally. It is their official holiday greeting to Hope's children. The municipal water and light plant wired the tree for lights, the city firemen wil do police duty on the streets bordering the city hall Friday, night, and decorations and fruit, nuts and favors have been furnished by a cillection from, each city, officjal and employe. Santa Clous' will 'be on hand 1 in person to-pass out the Goodfellows iJellver , . # ..-'-...',, As customary for several years, the bjjjlk of, the Christmas relief work Ha"3 been done by the Goodfellows club, who, under directions of Mrs Arch Moore,' had about completed their gift distribution Thursday. More than 100 youngsters'were made glad by the Goodfellows who rode to the rescue on occasions when it looked very much like Santa Glaus and his fine suppo cause this year, tained 224 members, and the funds derived from this membership jusf about covered the needy cases within the city, where the Goodfellows always have directed their efforts. Four new Goodfellows were announcer Thursday as follows: Geo. W. Robison Theo P. Witt, Steve Carrigan and Lefel Gentry. "I think the city made a wonderfa showing for this kind of year," said Mrs, Moore.' Mrs. Arch Moore The Hope woman who has directed the buying and distribution for the Goodfellpws every year for the last five years said that community Christmas shopping is .a guaranteed remedy for a bad case of nerves. "You get mad sometimes, but it's lots of fun," Mrs. Moore said. "Only one case really stumped me. Perhaps you can help me out, Mr. Editor. One young lady wanted for Christmas a sleepy-time doll with riding breeches. Where, oh where can I fill THAT order?" Mrs. Moore was regretfully informed that nowhere in the files of The Star and its advertisements, past or present, was there any sign of relief for the young lady who thought sleepy-eyed dolls came arrayed in riding breeches. Rains Interfere With Farm Work Ground Throughout State 'Full of Moisture,' Bureau Reports LITTLE ROCK—Exceedingly heavy rains in many sections of Arkansas caused the cessation of almost all farm work during the week ended 1 Tuesday, it was reported in the weekly weather and crop bulletin of the Little Rock Weather Bureau, issued Wednesday. The complete report follows: "From two to four clear days were reported in the extreme northeastern and exertme northwestern portions with only a few hundi'edths inch of rainfall. Elsewhere there were from four to seven rainy days, the rains being heavy to excessive in the central and southern portions. Several south- central stations reported from six to seven inches rainfall for the week. The ground is full of moisture now in all portions of ttye state. Temperatures were below normal the first of the week, but high the remainder of the time, the weekly means being about five degrees above normal. "No farm work of consequence was accomplished except a little in the northeastern and northwestern portions. The weather was very favorable for the growth of pastures, wheat, oats, and all kinds of winter truck, all of which are in good 1 to exceljent condition^. Ranges and stock aie in very '" Heiress Vanishes on Holiday Trip ManyMissi Sufferers of Food and Refugees Report I Rainfall Continues! Flooded R« Home-bound for the holidays, 19- year-old Miss Virginia Penfield, above, mysteriously disappeared after leaving irivate school at Swarthmore, Fa. .jen en route^to Columbus, ie of her wealthy^family. Site For Hospital New Veterans Hospital to Be Located Somewhere Near Fayettevilje ....WASHINGTON.-(yP)- . . ^ has approved a recommendation <>f trie Federal Board of Hospitahzatton that a new Veterans hospital' be 'located in *j..Th'ij "size andfjbos|;of^the hospital will be determined' later by the Board of Hospitalization. Officials Defend Sheriffs Action Declare Mississippi Co. Profited by His Method of Handling Funds BLYTHEVILLE.-County Judge.Zal B. Harrison and County Auditor Paul Cooley Tuesday came to the support of W. W. Shaver, sheriff and collector of Mississippi county, who was criticized for failure to comply with the law requiring settlements wth the county treasurer every 15 days by J. Bryan Sims, chief county auditor of the state comptroller's office. ' In a letter to Howard Reed, state comptroller, submitted with the audit report, Sims charged that Sheriff Shaver had failed to make settlement every 15 days as required by statute. He pointed out that Shaver owed the county $74,479.65 on November 1 of this year, all of which has since been paid except $8,447.09, charged off by order of the County Court as the amount of county funds lost in the defunct First State Bank of Osceola, Harrison and Cooley declared that Shaver had not been called upon for semi-monthly settlements because his bond offered the best protection for county funds, and that it was to the county's interest to leave money collected with him. They said that Shaver has an approved surety bond with a St. Louis bank covering his deposits there, and that as long as funds collected remain in that bank to his account they were amply protected. It was said that the treasurer has been unable to secure surety bonds to protect any large deposits of county funds within the county. It was said that to 1 lave received semi-monthly settlements from the sheriff and collector's office would have forced the county o rely to a large extent on personal londs. State Comptroller Howard Reed said n commenting on a statement by Mississippi county officials concern- ng the comptroller's audit of records of that county, that it' may have been expedient for the collector to settle at will, but that the law calls for such settlements every 15 days, and that it was the duty of his department to call attention to requirements of the sta- utes in audiing county records. "The approved surely bond referred to by the Mississippi county officers was written wjth a Georgia company which withdrew from Arkansas last spring," Mr. Reed said. "If the county and state had sustained a loss, they would have been unable to use the Arkansas courts to enforce settlement by the surety company, and a personal bond probably would have afforded more protection than a surety bond under such circumstances." SHORTAGc Alarming Reports of Flood Situat Town Is gees arriving here undated 'sections' in Quitman-Panola basin;": of life in the flooded' counties. ' :; More than 100 families, have fled their homes in thC; Wednesday to towns in'the;li gions, ' "^ Those coming here gay**; reports of the flood there already has been 1 'the 50-mile flooded area. '\pi j The refugees reported ,cor downpours in some sections * bling cloudbursts. People in the basin „. _ v facing starvation, the refugees ed, and in some sections " put in its appearance.;'' .U : Glendora and Swan Lake,«r< probably will be evacuai lay night. jte the rising waters,, a ibration was ednesday night, A.-.J.C B was set up in ,a_ L surrounded by water. Gifts ' tributed to flood sufferers,' brought to the town in v Armed guards were trolling private levees bayou and Tallahatchie Webb and other'comrri'u vent frj taken to divert flood,waters. > > Attempts have been made, n*~ ported, during the past few"t.. rj blast levees, but farmers banded together to prevent forceful breaks in "J the systems. '' '„'•<'>,,'/ About a dozen armed men were sept to protect the plantation of Fletcher^ Fitzgerald of Clarksdale near^^bfe* Wednesday night, which is surroundr ed by private levees. The guard is'pa-, trolling every section of the plant tion, it was reported. , ' ''*' Other planters have establl forces to stand guard while high ' . s , ers remain in North Tallahatchii county and other sections in clnity. "iW;! Christmas shopping in Gli Wednesday was done in boots, customers landing on improvised C forms in front of the stores. Betweeo| two and three feet of water «rtpod";w0 the town. In lower sections,/merchv, ants and home owners have been forcnj ed to remove their belongings to cars. River* At Flood Stage . MARKS, Miss.— (ff>) —Food, cli ,. ,., ing, warm fires and sleeping quarter^ brought Christmas cheer Wednesday, , nigt to hundreds of refugees in the r /f Mississippi delta who were driven from their homes by floodwateys. Rivers are at flood stage in norv^' them Mississippi and the same condly' tion prevails along the Ouachita in northern Louisiana. Along the Mississippi river, however, there is little fear it will get out of bound. It was falling Wednesday at Cairo, 111., and at St. Louis, but there was a gradual rise at Memphis, Tenn., and below, Officials of the Red Cross chapter at Marks said food, clothing and warmth would furnish the major part ( of the Christmas cheer for plantation r-jfugees. '" > ' The rains have ceased ano the*' Yalobusha and Coldwater rivers B.F? receding in the upper Mississippi delr } ta, permitting the refugees tq StflfVv, back home. Webb, Summer, Glenjnora/,/ ^ and Swan Lake communities still were waterbound from the overflow of the Tallahatchie, but were planning thejp '• J Christmas celebrations and stratrjing/ to cheer the homeless from the Iqw lands. Joe Kirby, Visitor in City Wednesday J. J. Kirby, Jr., former Hope ,. , . was a visitor in this city Wednesday ' y from Jackson, Miss., where he is a<J» vertising director for the Southern United Ice company, covering Mississippi and Alabama. Mr. Kirby bad driven from Jackson to Texarkana, ~M where he is spending the holiday, Mrs. Pinchot Decides to Seek Congret* Swt HARRIS5JJROJ3, P; _ , ford Piucho^, wife of %e governor ^ Pennsylvania, Tu.esday announced hi, candidacy for the RepuhMcaJ* npnaiR- ., t atioo. (or ces)|press in the f Jlt^enth,^,!- < „ trict. She will oppose Copgrgssman | tpuis T. McFa<Jden.

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