Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 26, 1931 · Page 1
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nws „ ly w*M*f I add in fcMfette weri VOLUME 30-^NUMBER 62 «&T^tt^ Ent«tf>rli« An'n. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1981 Star ef Hop* founded 1699 i Hop* Dally Pnu, 1927} GoMoUdated M Hop* SUtyJahiUty jjf, 1929. NEGRO MEN VISIT 198 Persons Die In United States During Holiday Automobiles, Grade Crossing Accidents Claim Many Lives Warm Weather Responsible for Large Number , of Cars on Highways THE STATETDLL IS 13 12 Auto Accidents and 1 Fatal Shooting Re- ported in Arkansas (By Associated Press) Accidental Christmas deaths numbered 198 or more, mostly due to automobile crashes on acount of the unusually large number of automobiles drawn to the highways by the .holiday and the comparatively warm weather. Seven were killed in grade crossings accidents at Batavia, New York Friday and nine in a similar accident at Charlotte, N. C. early Saturday norning. Ankansas Tolls Automobiles and hunting accidents accounted for twelve casualties and disputes led to the killing of one man and the shooting of another in Arkansas Friday. , ,--ixJ.;Kw;,Pnlk( a farmer, ..wag /ntally shot'at Stephens. A coroners jury blamed this shoot- Ing on two negroes, Lewis Blake and his son. Other Deaths Saddest in the list Of tragedies was the collision in which seven worshippers, five in one family, rcturninp from a midnight mass were killed near Batavia, N. Y. when their automobile was struck by a train. A youth taking his grandparents to a Christmas dinner in Oak Park, 111., drove his automobile into the path of another train speeding Christmas celebrants 'o Chicago and the three were killed. one celebrity, Estelle Taylor, motion picture actress and former wife of Jack Dempsey, onc-.timc heavyweight champion, was a victim of an automobile collision in Hollywood, Calif., although her injuries were not serious. Accidental gun wounds, heart disease and other accidents took 37 lives. Illinois suffered the heaviest in holiday automobile deaths with 18. New 'York, with its septule tragedy near Batnviu, reported 6, New England had 11 motor accident deaths. The South 14, the Southwest six and the Middle West 25 exclusive of Illinois. Eleven others were killed in the east in addition to the New York and New England fatalities. A 10-year old Chicago boy suc- cumcd from overtaxing his heart in dragging home a Christmas tree. An old time minstrel dancing a jig in Eastern Pennsylvania, also died of heart disease. Four persons drowned in Maine. Accidental gunshot wounds killed two persons in Idaho and Indiana. A two-year-old child in Kansas died with a piece of Christmas candy in its windpipe. A 20 year-old mother in Wcwoka, Okla., lighted the stove to prepare Christmas dinner for her three children. It exploded, burning her fatally and injuring the children. Three holiday deaths from liquor, two in New England and one in Ohio were reported. The engineer and fireman of the Southern Pacific's west coast limited died in their cab when the locomotive exploded near Richvale, Calif. , While mild weather prevailed in this country, Europe shivered from Russia to Spain. A storm from the Atlantic sank several fishing vessels off the Portuguese coast and ten lives were lost at sea. One Portuguese was found dead from exposure. Bulletins PESHAWAR, India—(/P)—Eight men, described as "Red Shirts" were killed and fifty 'wounded, near here when soldiers fired a riotous crowd here Saturday. PARIS, Ark.—(/P)—A- man slain at Boonevlllc, Ark., Monday as the klllir of Constable ' Mont Creekmore of this city, was Identified by finger prints Saturday as Ace Yar- bcr, former Oklahoma convict. VATIC.AN CITY—(/P)—A call for a union of Protestants and Catholics the world over has been Issued by Pope Plus, 11, Saturday In an encyclical entitled Lux Vcr- llatla, meaning the light of truth. Police Baffled in Search For Fiend Basement Where Girl's Body Was Found Fails to Yield Clue CINCINNATI.-(>p)-The investigation of the unsolved Marian McLean cidnaptng and murder case struck low ebb Friday. Officers re-examined the tenement jasement where the six-year-old girlfs lody was found Tuesday but failed to ,vw\cove^ r .a v .,clc > w,, which would hasten apprehension of her abudctor. The city chemist and his assistants spent the day making chemical analysis of contents found in the girl's stomach and examining dark spots on clothing which was found in a room of a man held for questioning. It may be one or two days, however, before trie analysis is completed. Meanwhile, preparations were com- Free Again Mrs. Avonne Taylor Manville, above, former "Follies' beauty, is free again after a marriage of less than a year to Thomas F. Manville, Jr., heir to a (10,000,000 share in the $23,000,000 es- :ate of the late founder of the Johns- Wanville corporation. Mrs. Manville won her divorce decree at Campechc, Yucatan, Mexico. Manville has been dvorccd three times. Christmas Party Is Huge Success Between 700 and 800 Youngsters at City Hall Friday Night Capitalization of Federal Land Banks Will Be Increase Additional Sum Is to B< Used in Postponements of Mortgages WILL PASS~S EN ATE President Hoover Advocates Measure at Open ing of Congress > WASHINGTON.-(tf«)-A House bil to increase capitalization of'F.edera Land Banks by $100,000,000 would be increased $125,000,000 under :a Senate banking sub-committee decision Saturday. This added amount would bo special, ly used 1 for granting postponements on mortgage installments due from farmers. Chairman Carey said the sub-committee would report on the measure favorably with this amendment. Passage of the measure in the Senate is said to be certain. It was recommended at the opening session of congress by President Hoover, and designed 1 to strengthen land banks, thus facilitating credit to farm ers. Convicts Fighting Against Water tf ississipians Keep Christmas Despite Menac- ing.Waters Between 700 and 800 youngsters from every walk of life turned out joyously Christmas night for the City oi pleted for Marian's funeral, which will j Hope's Christmas tree party at the city be held Saturday at Covington, Ky. Mrs. Mildred 1 McLean, mother of the little victim, spent a sad Christmas at the home of her brother, Joseph Deddens, Elmsmere, Ky., with whom she has made her home since the tragedy. Joseph McLean, Marian's father, was reunited with his estranged wife Friday. Stranded in Phoenix, Ariz., where he had sought work for 15 months, McLean was brought here in an American Airways plane to attend the funeral. Parents Dying in Christmas Tragedy Child Witnesses Hatchet Attack on Mother, Father Stabs Self Suit Filed Against Little Rock Man Damages of $17,000 Is Sought Following Death in Auto Accident PARIS, Ark.—(/P)—Suits asking a trial of $17.000 damages for the death of Alfred Freeman and injuries to Freeman's son-in-law, J. W. Martin, in. an automobile Accident here Wednesday night, were filed Saturda> against A. W. Parke, Little Rock newspaperman. The suits were filed by the widow and son-in-law. lurks' hearing on a manslaughter tliiii-i,a is set fw My.uday. NEW YORK.-(/q j j—While three small hildrcn played about a Christmas tree in the living room, John Bruno, 41, Friday struck his wife with a hatchet, police said, and then stabbed himself under the heart wiht a butcher knife. Their eldest child 1 , Armand, 8, witnessed the assault in the kitchen and ran screaming to summon neighbors. Both Bruno and his wife, Josephine, 39, were said by physicians to be near death. Mrs. Burno sufcred a fractured skull. Police said relatives attributed the assault and attempted suicide to Bruno's jealousy of his wife. hall building. Herded along by 50 men—the salaried officers, employes and friends of the city government who personally paid 1 for the party—the little tots marched through the lobby of the municipal building, got their individual presents from Santa Claus and fled joyously homeward. The party started promptly at 7:30 o'clock Friday night, and shortly after 8 it was all over. Out of 800 packages of fruit, cand'y and trinkets, there were only a handful left. Santa Claus was there in all his glory. One father who works in a local industrial plant, and has been employed only part-time, whispered in old Sana's ear that while hi.s family had food to cat there wouldn't have been any "real Christmas if it hadn't been for the city's Christmas party." City officials thanked Talbol Feild and many other non-official citizens who eo-operatcd to make the Christmas parly a success. Employes of the municipal water and light plant, lighted the tree, and city firemen patrolled the streets around the city hall while the party was in progress. . FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: HtO.U. S-4»*T. OFF. bus barely Christmas Storm Hits Los Angeles Four Traffic Deaths, 222 Injuries; Flood Damage Reported LOS ANGELES.—Collisions and automobile upsets in Friday's dbwnpoui resulted in four traffic deaths and a total of 222 traffic injuries, 10 of them probably fatal. The holiday storm neared cyclonic fury at Sawtelle, where heavy wind wrecked garages, unroofed small buildings and uprooted trees. Heavy runoff water washed out the supports of electric wire supports near the Washington and Brendo street intersection and the live wires fell sputtering into the streets. At other points live wires were blown down and several persons narrowly escaped electrocution. Storm drains proved' insufficient to carry off rain water in several areas. The water poured into basements and lapped over bungalow foundations. One house was undermined by water and caved in. The rain turned the streets of Culver City, a suburb, into veritable rivers, two feet deep. Portions of Long Beach were inundated and rough water caused postponement of the Christmas celebration aboard the U. S. S. Nevada in the Navy anchorage at San Pedro until Saturday. At San Luis Obispo, north of here, •?ch of the town was flooded and hrs m;is calls were exAanned by CLARKSDALE, Miss.— (fi>) —Resi- ents of the flooded delta country in Northwest Mississippi Friday hung ut their holly wreaths and Christmas carpls as hundreds of con victs and volunteer citizens fought ti strengthen levees barely holding th Tallahatchee river in its bounds. With backwater flowing through thi streets of Glendora and Summer scores did their Christmas visiting in skiffs, singing as they rowed from house to house, and the Summer post master delivered mail and package! in motorboats after the water floou". cd the post office floor. Superintendent J. W. Williamson o. Parchman penitentiary, who rushet 200 convicts into the danger zone foi levee work predicted the dikes before Summer and Glendora would hold, although the Tallahatchee river still was, rising at the rate of 2-tenths of a foot every 24 hours and swollen Cassid'y bayous, fed by the Tallahatchee, pre- bayous, fed bf the Tallahatchee, presented an additional menace to the section. One of the Bayou Cassidy levees broke Thursday night near Summer and a serious inundation mas halted by quick mork of the sandbag crews from the penitentiary. , There were reports of some resentment among the convicts when they were ordered to the levees on Christmas Day, but after the superintendent had arranged for shifts from Parchman prison where an extra large dinner was prepared, the prisoners went to work philosophically, enjoying Christmas in relays. With the main fight against further damage centered in the Glendora-Summer sector, relief workers continued to travel flooded highways in boats to bring food and other necessities lo marooned families driven to higher' ground from their lowland farms when backwater from rivers and a series of cloudbursts flooded thousands of acres in the delta. Many farm families spent Christmas in temporary refugee camps. There have been several reports of loss of life among negro farm tenants, but none has been confirmed. Dr. J. B. Biles, Summer, who toured the section, iaid he had found no acute suffering as a result of the backwater flood but that food shortage might present a serious situation unless the water subsides. ; The section was favored with fair and warm weather Friday. The flood threat in North Louisiana appeared no worse. Higli levees pro- .ect this sector. Much Curiosity, Little Mourning h IMK .. ^ Y" Roll Stage 1 Is Flashed; Are Taken i Faye Negim Robt day Night by W{ Bandi Curious neighborhood women, loungers-by, children, stood in the rain to see the body of Jack Diamond carried in a plain wooden coffin from the home of his wife's sister in Queens to burial in unconsecrated ground at Mt. OH vet-Cemetery nearby. Only a scant handful of friends stood by the widow or paid any tribute to the murdered racketeer. Winston Erwin Is Shot By Companion Accidental Shooting Oc< curs Shortly After Noon Saturday Winston Erwin, aged about 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Erwin, who live near Hope, was painfully injured shortly after .noon .Saturday at the lome of his brother, Earl Erwin, 7 miles'ea'st of'here,''wheH a' double bar. •el shotgun in the' hands of Arthur Sirhmerly, was accidentally discharg- ;d, the load striking Erwin in the hip. He was rushed to the Julia Chester hospital. A physician reported finding where 52 shots had 1 entered the boy's .thigh. Zimmerly Is a son of Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Zimmerly of Hope. Attendants at the hospital report that although the wounds were painful they were not necessarily dangerous. Fincher Will Be Given New Store Montgomery Ward Mana ger to Be Placed in Another City Mail Pilot Leaps as Wing Crumbles Just Another Day's Work for Flier Who Rode Plane Down Hempstead County Man Faces Liquor Charges Forney Elder, recently arrested at hi.s home in the north part of the jounty, in a series of liquor raids by ocal officers was taken to Texaricana ialui-duy morning to face Federal charges. A charge of possession and one of laving whisky for sale were placed "•inst Elder. in the two'cases was set at Santa Clans remembered D. E. Fin cher, manager of the local Montgom cry Ward store, on Christmas Eve with a letter from the general man ager of the'retail stores, advising hirr that he would be retained by the com pany at the same salary even thougl the Hope store was closing. Tills was the first word lie had' received as to what disposition wouk be made of his services, since he was asked lo start preparations for closing Ihe store more than two weeks ago In this Christinas letter he was advis. cd he would be given a temporary place in one of the other stores, in i subordinate capacity, at his presen salary; and as soon as a vacancy occurred he would be given the management of another store. Other employes of this store did not 'are so well, although some of then lave been with the organization since t opened here August 1, 1929. All ol :hcm are local people, many of whom lave become unusually proficient in ctail merchandising including all of ts modern aspects, according to Mr. Tincher. The company wishes to take with it hose who are unusually well fitted or its retail stores, according to Mr. "'incher. But many of these people nay not care to leave their homes lere. Buell Holt has occupied the ilace of senior department head, and cling assistant manager for mere than a year. J. K. Green has been a valuable employe, in charge of the radio and furniture departments for more than a year. Ruby McKee has been in the tire and auto accessory departments since the store opened, with , complete charge for the past year. Miss Sybil Wilson and Mrs. L. N. Garner have also been with the store since the opening, the former in the furniture department, and Mrs. Garner in piece goods. Miss Geneva Thomas has had charge of the office for more than a year, with unusual records for efficiency and accuracy, according to Mr. Fincher. Mr. Fincher came to Hope January 1. 1931, to arsume charge of the store. He was ''ccoinpnnied by Mrs. Fincher and their son. D. Wayne. They m;ide ninny frit IK.'S wh:U' hrrc. CLEVELAND—(/P)—Another day's work done, Jimmy Jphn^wi enjoyed Christmas at .home with 'his family here Friday. Thursday Johnson rode his crippled plurigihg matt -plane down 12,000 feet before taking to his parachute, bringing to an even dozen the number of air mail' pilots who have been forced to leap for their life over "hell's stretch" in the snowshoe mountains of Pennsylvania. Several of that daring dozen who flew the Cleveland-New York mail never came out to tell the story of their crash. But Johnson did. His first intimation of danger, he said, came when he heard a sound "like the smashing of box" and saw his left wing hurtle off into space. "My head must have been thrown against the side of the cockpit with ;nough force to daze me, for although I could pull the throttle back, I wasn't able to locate the switch." "As we entered the clouds (at 13,500 feet) the other wing let go. I still wasn't able to.locate the switch and old myself that I had better be getting out. I tried to unfasten the catch of my safety belt, but somehow my hands wouldn't respond. ' Just how I got the belt open 1 don't know, but people on the ground told me afterward that they saw the wingless fuselage come out of the clouds 2000 feet off the ground and that I was just getting out. The fuselage was rolling over and over and centrifugal force must have shot me out like a bullet when I finally managed to release the catch. "The wind drifted my parachute to a landing in a farmer's field about a mile from where the plane crashed. The farmer wished me a 'Merry Christmas.' He said I had it coming. "But anyway, "the mail wasn't harmed." Receiver Is Asked For Abstract Co. James R. Henry Asks Dissolution of Local Corporation BULLETIN Lloyd Spencer of Hope was named receiver for the Hempstead County Abstract company' by Chancellor C, E. Johnson at a receivership hearing held Saturday in Tcxarkaria: : <" " .. .,- 'V-'- A petition for receivership and dissolution of the Hempstead County Abstract company has-been filed by James R. Henry, principal stockholder, in Hemptead chancery court, according to a leagal publication in The Star today. ' , Mr. Htnry, represented by Lemley & Lemley, attorneys, allege that the corporation is inolvent and 1 unable, to continue its business. The petition requests the appointment of a receiver with power to dispose of the corporation's assets. Hempstead County Abstract company does a general insurance and abstract business. Lion Oil Salesman and Gagged by . . J?< Hope and Hempstead count, had a variety of experiences mas Eve, Christmas day'; Saturday........ Two carloads of visl worked a confidence game ort negro woman. ( 'J> ! Two automobiles were, stol white, men, and only one " ered. One of the car owners and gagged at a gasoline station;, wi the bandit switched a him and drove away. A local cafe man going Christinas night w.as stopped'*; doorstep by a robber wno " in cash and escaped. > But there was only one drunkenness—and the net los lot of police activity was'real automobile and a small" money. Negro Confidence .The chief humor of the „... furnished by a parcel of high] negroes from Hollywood,', rode around town in a sport car early this week: and a woman occupied the They came to the attention police when Mary, Jamison, Buster Jamison, local complained i the visiting Wsked-hwvof a "cou] h '" As the story went,'the i <-_--£.— e man had a considerable amount cash at her home, and one'of the"| lywood negroes met her uptown^ Hope Thursday. One of tys men «P* panions walked up to meet her, glancing down on the sidewalk covered" a large roll of bills.'."La^ see whut we dun foun' this Chris Negro Robs Lost Prairie Merchant $25 Taken by Bandit in Holdup; Saws Through Screen to Enter TEXARKANA.—Joe Vanderbilt, proprietor of a small store at Lost Prairie, 20 miles east of Tcxarkana, was held up and robbed of $25 early Wednesday night by a negro bandit. Vanderbilt came to the city immediately after the robbery and was accompanied to his home by officers who conducted a wide search for the icgro. The robbery was perpetrated in the iving room of Vanderbilt's home which adjoins the store. The negro had entered the room through a window after sawing through a screen. He was in the act of rifling several drawers when interrupted by Vander. 'ill. As the store owner entered the oom. the negro turned upon him with pistol, ordering him to give up his noiiey. About $20 of the loot was aken from a cash box and the renaming $5 from Vanderbilt's pockets. The victim was then marched back into the store and required to turn his back while the negro backed out and dashed away. Vanderbilt described the bandit as being about 25 years Batesville Farmer Held After Fight Lewis Kirkland Shot and Wounded Seriously During Altercation BATESVILLE. —Lewis Kirkland, aged 22, is in a aBtesville Hospital in a serious condition and Sid Reaves, 40, farmer, is being held pending the outcome of Kirkland's wound's following a fight at a sign shop here Friday. Reaves shot Kirkland through the abdomen with a pistol when, Reaves told officers, Kirkland advanced on him with a chair as Reaves was attempting to whip his son. Kirkland was operated on for the removal of the bullet and physicians said his condition is serious. Reaves surrendered to the sheriff and was re. leased under bond 1 . Reaves already was being held to the grand jury on a charge of assault with intent to kill in connection with the stabbing of Raymond Wilson about December 1. Wilson has recovered. of age, wearing overalls and a light crp. He said he had n^v.-r seen the ; ncr.ro in thai locality before. Two Youths Shot Near Clarksville One Reported in Serious Condition, While Other Loses Hand CLARKSVILLE—Ernest Lee McDaniels, aged 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McDaniels, residing just east of the city limits, was shot with a .22 caliber rifle Friday afternoon while he and a companion, Toliver Park, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Park, also 13, were hunting. The Park youth had laid the gun down and when he picked it up, it accidentally was discharged, the bullet striking the McDajiiels boy under the left eye, ranging downward. The youth was brought to a hospital here where it is said that the wound is serious. Burleigh King, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter King of Harmony, eight miles northwest of here, was shot accidentally in the right hand while hunting Friday afternoon. He was brought to the Johnson County hospital where it was found 1 necessary to cmputate his hand above the wrist, j Eve," said the newcomer. The proceeded to divide the mone when it became necessary to change for the larger denominaiti the Jamison woman returned' and got her cash money. , In the windup, she was left with i original roll of "bills" found pnj sidewalk—and whe.'rt 'this turned s < to be nothing but stage money,.f went to police with her story. What a Carload! Officers found that a second carload, of negroes, driving a tan-colored aU-| tomobtle with a Texas license, was i. sociated with the first crowd, and at of them were placed under arr However, the Jamison woman f to prosecute, and recommended discharge .Friday—Christmas day.'_ lice said that a shake-down of .th<8 negro cars revealed 20 pairs of shoos,; several hack saws and a bundle o^ stage money. A Mr. Wood, traveling man for Lion Oil Refining company, was tied up at the Lion's bulk station on th^ Frisco tracks at 7 a. m. Saturday, robbed of one dollar in cash, and lost' his car. He had been driving a Ford] sedan, Arkansas license 80-082, with a North Little Rock city license tag. The*] bandit took this car and left jn }t«j.s place a Whippet four-door sedan,'* license No. 27-329, and drove away tft. the north. Out-of-town friends visiting A. Aij Brown of this city found that t car vanished from in front of Mr. \ Brown's residence Friday night; bu$ it was recovered by city police ' Third street later in the night. Faye Negim, operator of Taylor's! cafe on East Second street, was rob« bed of ?37.50 by a white bandit who^ stopped him at his own doorstep FrJ T j day night. There was no trace of i bandit, although officers the case. Seven Injured as Car Strikes Wagon Three Children in Serious Condition Following Collison Near Clarksville CLARKSVJLLE.-Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Robinson, their three children and John Turner were injured at 6 Friday night when the wagon in which they were riding was struck by an automobile driven by Ewell {Jualls of Montana. The accident occurred five miles west of Clarksville on Highway No. 64. The accident victims were brought 1, to the Johnson County hospital. '' The children, aged four, six arwj[ nine, are said to be injured seriously. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson are bruised, and cut. Mr. Turner suffered an injured

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