Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 29, 1931 · Page 1
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rv WOTsIlK, •>•;•:••' ' ' ' ' ^^.^^^^^1 "K'f. ,"> WHI .. . . imtf MM to'HM «Hft ftfe flight aftd Tu>*Uy night. )LUME 33—NUMBER 64 (At>)—M**n« Attoel«ted Pr«s«. , JNHA)—M.inj New.p.per Bntetptij Ait'n. HOfrE, ARKANSAS, TUEjflAY, DECEMBER 29, 1931 MMSSSMMMMMHHMSEMlIS^WM^^SB^^SES^^SSSSSSSB Suf of Hope founded- 189»| Hop* Dttty Pf«M, IM?) CoH»olldtt«J ii H6^ Ste»^ JjhUtjf U, mjk. OURT DECISI leral Funds Are mght in Senate >r Unemployment ttistics on Jobless Given to Committee in the Upper House TORIES ARE PITIFUL ire Than $600,000,000 for Relief'Is Needed Group Is Told |rASHINGTON.-(/P)—Statistics were "before a senate committee Monto bolster a demand for federal ,ds to care for the unemployed. r ocial workers from New York and nicago recited to a senate manufac- Ses subcommittee figures to snow ft there would be Insufficient funds 6m private, city and state sources to fry the load of relief through the nter. Vllliam Hodson, executive secre- Bry of the Welfare Council of New &rk, and Samuel A. Goldsmith, ex- lutivc director of Jewish charities in ucagor told of the needs in both ties. Goldsmith said between $GOO,1,000 and $700,000,000 would be need- Por relief during the next year. Government Aid Needed SrASHINGTON.—(/P)—Senator Cosin told a senate committee Monday It nothing short of government help •Id provide necessary relief for the Implpyed. fljie Colorado democrat's statement jjiigurftted hearings before a senate Ihufactures sub-committee, of which Els a member, on bills proposing di, relief contributions from the fed-. . treasury, o bills are before the committee, j by CosUgan to appropriate $375,- OOO"•'and'-'anothtit •': b$ -Senator 't&- llctte, republican, "Wisconsin, calling I; $250,000,000. *Follette ts chairman of the sub- ..hmittee, other members are Sen- |rs Cutting, republican. New Mex- 5; Hatfield, republican, West Vir- jfiia, and Wheeler, democrat, Mon- .eferring to opposition to the relief asures on the ground they would _.>stitute a "dole," Costigan said: {'America must not starve while we fribble over' words. Throughout his- |ry public money has been used to 'pvide for the poor." ' He said he had made a survey of I relief problem and found existing |ds "inadequate." Immeasurable distress and the need •further relief were clearly shown" pddcd. .he senator saicT charitable resources re heavily strained and some states p re on the verge of exhausting their ; resources. pi'he first witness was William Hod- n, executive Uecretary of the Wei- Ire Council of New York City, who iid he was testifying as an individual Ind not as a representative of the iouncil. • ",We cannot tell the total load we ifit carry," Hodson said, "but the Rol/1 money in sight for relief is not [(sufficient to care for the families who ire going to be in need" this winter." , Hodson estimated there are 800,000 unemployed in New York City alone. "The spectre of starvation faces mil- Ilions of people," he said, "who have •never before known what it was to be fout of a job or what it meant to be up Against it." Hodson estimated that 250,000 families and unattached persons in New £ork were either in need or were reviving some kind of assistance. . About $25,000,000 from private funds fend $20,000,000 from public funds, Hod- ion said, would be available for relief n New York. I, Costigan asked if that would be dequate. !1 Paso Man Is Held I On Murder Charge He Killed Victim to Evade Being Taken for "Ride" , EL PASO, Tex.—(/P)—Bethman H. fMohlar. a mining engineer of New (York, formerly a major in the Royal panadian flying corps, was slain here tfonday night and his body thrown {from a speeding automobile in the business district. i The automobile in which Mohlar ! was riding 'with Hurshel Smith, dis- l aisled' war veteran, . who says he i killed Mohlar, crashed into a street ; curb and Smith was captured. Smtih told police h« killed Mohlar to prevent Mohlar and his 'gang' from taking him for a ride. Mohlar came here two months ago tfrom Hollywood. In his effects, letters were found from Vera ZeUn 848% North Edinburg, Hollywood, and Jane Buster, Oyster Bay, L. I. He hsis a mother and uncle, Dr. lank, living in Nw\v York. , From Ship—io Shore—to Sky The air, sea and land transportation represented in this picture may presage a new form o ftaxi service. For the autogiro is shown taking off from •a New York pier, where it had landed amid trucks and autos. Its passenger was Juan De La Cierva, inventor of the craft, who had just landed from a liner.. • • Gurdon Man'Killed inDuelWithWife Slayer Claims Self-De fense—1» Acquitted at Preliminary Hearing GURDON.—Byrd Morris, aged 45, shot twice by'his wife with a 32-cal- ibre pistbr "SStuKlay "night at their home'a mile south of • Gurdon, died .late Sunday. After the shooting Mrs. Morris surrendered to City Marshal J. H. Sheppard and was lodged in jail, but at a preliminary hearing early Monday before Justice H. S. Nelson she was acquitted. The court sustained her plea of self defense. Mrs. Morris testified that her husband seized a shotgun about midnight and threatened to kill her. She ran out of the house with Morris after her,, she said. After lieing chased twice around the house she suddenly recalled where a pistol was kept. She dashed back into the house, she said, obtained the pistol, and returned to the yard. When she reappeared, she said, Mor. ris leveled the shotgun at her but she fired first. The bullet struck him in the shoulder and he dropped the gun. When he reached for the weapon, she said, she fired a second time. The bullet struck Morris .in the head. Jesse Hutson Is Held For Robbery Hope Boy Accused in Hijacking of Faye Negim Last Week Jesse Hutson, well known Hope boy, was arrested and placed in the Hempstead county jail at Washington Monday night on charges of having robbed Faye Negim, operator of Taylor's cafe, Christmas night. Negim was held up at the doorstep of his home last Friday night by a white man and robbed of $37.50. He identified Hutson as his assailant, officers said, and tlutson was arrested on a robbery charge. His preliminary hearing has been set for Saturday afternoon, January 2, according to Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Vesey RAPPER FANNY SAYS: HCO. U.B.PAT. Off. Bulletins TOKYO.— (ff)— Japanese reports rccevlcd here Tuesday said that a Japanese detachment entered Pan- shan, atbwn on a branch line near Chlnchow, after their airplanes were bombed by a large body of Chinese troops, forcing them to retreat. LITTLE ROCK.— (JP)—Tl\e State -Highway Audit Cooun^saiiNi^NWn^. the forenoon Tuesday Interviewing engineers relative to a check on highway construction, but took no action on the resignation of R. A. Cook. WASHINGTON.— (/P) — Sineakcr Garner said the Democrats expect to raise $200,000,000 without additional taxes as one method of meeting the treasury deficit by amending the laws to prevent loopholes for the evasion qf taxes. GLENDORA, Miss.— (#>)— Sand- boils are appearing in alarming numbers and arc being plugged up behind an eleven mile levee, which Monday broke a short distance from the post office and flooded the business district, Administration to Consolidate Many , S. Departments Reduction of Expenditures Given a* Cause of Movement SPECIAL MESSAGE President to Transmit Special Message Urging Consolidations WASHINGTON.— (fi>)— The administration plans a new drive to consolidate several departments' and bureaus, to reduce expenditures. Within a month or two after Congress acts on an emergency economic program President Hoover will transmit a special message urging various consolidations, including the transfer of the shipping board to the department of commerce, grouping the edu-^ cational activities under one head and combining public health efforts. Town Makes Effort To Save College Subscriptions of $10,000 Annually for 5 Years Being Sought ARKADELPHIA — Property-owning citizens of Arkadelphia Monday gave evidence almost unanimously that they value Ouachita College too highly both as a business enterprise and an institution of learning and culture to give it up to some other city unless their offer is exceeded in the estimation of the education commission and the board of trustees. A canvassing committee of 50 men spread fan-like over the town calling on the residents for subscriptions toward a fund that is expected to run to approximately $10,000 a year for five years. The cornmitee found practically no opposition to their plan and all mads ready response, although it means a real financial sacrifice for a majority o£ them. The committee expects to finish either Tuesday or Wednesday. The $10,000 a year is to be raised for the purpose of taking care of the deficit, as it requires approximately that much more than comes- in as interest on $542,000 endowment and the tuition fees paid in by the students for Derating expenses, maintenance, etc. Business men believe that within five years normal conditions will return which will make the college again self-supporting. Then there will be efforts put forth to increase the endowment to $1,000.00.. The campus and buildings here, valued at near $500,000 will be allowed on Arkadelphia's bid to be made along with the proffer of funds to take care of the annual deficit bids by Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Hot Springs, Benton and other cities. Snow and Flood Loss in California Train and Plane Travel Across Sierras Halted by Heavy SnoWs SAN FRANCISCO.—(#•)—One of the heaviest rain and snow storms in years left some parts of Californila flooded and snowbound Monday, while train and airplane service over the Sierra came to a standstill. The storm was felt to some degree over nearly all the facific slope. , t ^. .... , .„ '*Ah aerial : sUrvey-dJ the Pajaro river valley showed 5,000 acres of agricultural land inundated. The town of Pajaro was flooded to a depth ranging from six inches to three feet. At Norden, Cal., a point on the Sierra sum mit, 46 inches of snow fell last night, bringing the depth of the white blanket there to 181 inches. Watsonville, Cal., was flooded. There was about a foot of water in some of the downtown streets. Some 20 resi- dental blocks in Pajaro were inundated. At San Luis Obispq, Cal., 4% inches of rain fell Sunday and Monday night, flooding lowlands. Paso Robles also was partly flooded. Avalanches of snow, rock and dirt at Eder, 10 miles from Truckee, and another near Cisco, tore out several hundred feet of Southern Pacific railroad tracks and snow sheds, stopping tarins on both sides of the snow-buried Sierra. Holiday travelers and others on the stalled trains were given free meals while crews were clearing the tracks. Southern Pacific officials said the tracks would be clear Monday night or Tuesday. Eastbound trains stopped at Sacramento and Colfax. Westbpund trains, including the Overland Limited from Chicago, the Pacific Limited, and Number 9 from Chicago, were held up at Sparks, Nev., near Reno. Transportation and communication were crippled in southern Oregon but the weather was clearing and service was expected to return to normal Monday night. Snowfall was above normal in the highlands of the Pacific slope for the first time in two years as a result of the storm and made a white blanket for the mountain tops from southern California to the Canadian line. At Soda Springs, Cal., it was 130 inches deep and 65 inches at Truckee. Woman Released On Assault Charge $2,500 Bond Granted to Mrs. Jessie Bates of Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS.—(vP)—Mrs. Jessie Bates was released under a $2,500 bond Tuesday on a charge of assault with intent to kill, for the shooting of Miss Edith Sheffield and firing at her husband, Joe Bates, as the latter couple were entering a downtown theatre Sunday night. Miss Sheffield will recover. Guard Officers Are Guests at Dinner Ma»y girls these days are just ilyiii;-. {o>- u thite. E. Shiver Improved at Hospital Tuesday Ernest Shiver was somewhat im- "pi-oved' Tuesday. Julia Chester hospital reported. Mr. Shiver was operated on for a ruptured appendix last week, ancl for .stv^ral diiys appeared in a i'ilU-M condition. The non-commissioned officers of Company A of this city were guests of Lieut. Garnett Martin at dinner Monday evening at the Checkered Cafe. Twelve members were present, and plans were made for the annual armory inspection to be held at the armory sometime in February or March by Federal inspectors. U is planned to make this event a monthly one in order to promote c'o- ,-.lvr:ui>.r. liinonu llic men. Scene of Brooklyn Subway Tragedy 'Death rode through this Brooklyn, N. Y., subway station. Crowds of shoppers, most of them women, crowded the platform when a work train dashed past and 200-pound wooden ties fell from a flat car into the massed hu- manjty. More than 30 were injured, some probably fatally. Here you see officials beginning an investigation soon after the accident. . ' Cotton Moves Up During Last Week 5-Point Gain for 7-Day Period Ending December 24 MEMPHIS— (U. S. Department Agriculture.)— The cotton market during th^ period December 19-24 (holiday 25th) moved narrowly with quotations December 24 a few points higher than those of December 18th. Demand lro»i u aomestic -ahd" to have continued slow but Italy did say that there was an evidence of improvement in consequence of better sales of yarns. Average price middling seven- eighths inch as compiled from the quotations of the ten designated spot .markets December 24th was 5.96c as compared with 5.19c for Friday of last week, and 8.9Bc on the corresponding date one.year ago. \ Sales of spot cotton as reported by ten of the designaed spot markets for the week amounted to 146,807 bales as compared with 119,945 for the previous week and 50,234 for the like week last season. According to the weather bureau for the week ending December 22nd, frequent rains and muddy fields in the northern cotton belt were unfavorable for gathering the remnants of the cotton crop and the small quantity outstanding deteriorated further. According to the bureau of the census there were operated at some time during the month of November 24,900,000 cotton spinning spindles as compared with 25,200,000 for October and 25,800,000 for November 1930. Exports to December 24th this season about 3,800,000 bales against 3,800,000 last season for the same period. Dix Pleads Guilty To Evading Taxes Actor, Out $90,000, Says He Left Affairs in Hands of Experts LOS ANGELES— (fl>)— The Smile of Richard Dix grew a bit forced as the film star faced a federal judge and 1 pleaded guilty Monday to income tax evasion. He was fined ?500. In addition the case has cost him nearly $90.000 in back taxes and penalties. "I'm guilty," Dix said as Judge Paul J. McCormick, noted jurist and a member of the Wickersham Commission, asked for his plea. "I left my taxes up to one of these experts," the actor added. "And here I am. It's the first time I've ever been in trouble. In fact, I never was in court before in my life." Sam Hamer, an agent of the Income Tax Department, saicl Dix had cooperated "in every way" in straightening out his accounts with the govern-1 ment. •He put up $100,000 when .this trouble started," Hamer said. "He won't have much left when this is through." Judge McCormick glanced throufih the charges, two counts of income tax evasion, and eyed Djx. 'Two hundred and fifty dollars fine on each count," he decided. The government charged that Dix had earned $241,827 in 1927 and paid but $28,835 on a tax which should have been $43,317. The following year, he earned $305.075 and of a tax of $58,882 he paid but $bO,339. There also was a misunderstanding about hi:: tax for 1926 and the government cl-i'mef! he cwed in all $58,502 in back ;axcs and $29,251 in penalties, all i.f v.'liii-h li:.is b.-ri) jiiiM. Missourian Passes His 119th Birthday . POPULAR BLUFF, Ma-Christmas means more and more each year to Benjamin Hodge, farmer of near Popular Bluff, because on December 23 each year he observes another birthday. This year-he was 119 years old, he says, and sub- statiates his age 1 with facts.' "I wns in better health this year than I have been, in the last five years," said-Hodge.; "I am feeling fine\again—just like a. Wy." C •; Hodge pays little attention to de- pcesaiotu^ai^othciN «oan,omic conditions. THe'lr'aiseT'praetlcaily evf erything he eats. If he wants fresh meat he goes,out on his farm and kills a rabbit, squirrel, or quail.' He has plenty of chickeris, a cow to provide milk and butter, and a comfortable home. , Hope Rotarians to Prescott Tuesday Motorcade to Leave Hotel Barlow at 6:30 O'CIock Hope Rotarians will meet at 6:30 o'clock Tuesday night at Hotel Barlow for a motocade to Prescott where the Nevada county club is entertaining Hope and Gurdon Rolarians at 7:30 o'clock in the Saxon hotel. Between 75 and 100 Rotarians and guests are expected at the Prescott meeting. The Prescott Rotary club sent invitations Tuesday morning to every Rotarian in Hope, and by noon Tuesday the local committee had completed its arrangements for the trip. Besides the cars going direct from Hope to Prescott, the Hope party will be joined in Prescott by Dr. A. C. Kolb, local member, jvno is returning that way from business in Camden. *, Clarence Darrow Asks For Free Rein To Leave Scottsboro Trial Unless Given Complete Authority BIRMINGHAM, Ala— (/P)— Clarence Darrow, noted criminal lawer of Chicago, announced Tuesday that he would withdraw from t the Scottsboro case unless he was given a free rein to handle the defense of eight negroes, under sentence of death for attacking Lwo white girls on an appeal to be tieard January 18. , Darrow said he would leave for Chicago immediately unless the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People agree to leave the case in his hands. Arkansas Truck Loads Are Limited Additional Patrolmen to Be Added to Enforce New Regulations LITTLE- ROCK.— (PP) —Regulations limiting the maximum wheel loads bl trucks and trailers were promulgated Monday by the state; highway commission to become effective, January 1 The commission also announced, thai addl},ional,.highway- pstrolrtxin^w* to be added to force compliance with the new regulations,-designed t osave the state's investment in roads. Under the new scale, the greatesl load allowable on any road in the state will be 22,620 pounds or approximately 11 tons, which will have the effect of curtailing the carrying capacity of trucks of the big transportatior companies. All solid rubber tirec trucks henceforth will be banned from the roads. The scale was developed from findings' by Charles S. Christian, chief highway engineer, and W. W. Zass chief construction engineer, who conducted exhaustive' tests to determine the factors bearing on road damage from overloaded trucks. "It's just a question of whether the state is to junk $50,000,000 of gravel roads," Christian said, "or require owners of about two and one half > per cent of the trucks of the state to make changes or junk their trucks." Two considerations, Christian said governed in recommending the new scale' to the commission. These were the bearing power of the subgrade under load, and the normal depth ol surfacing that the state can afford to provide. • • "The bearing values of soils vary widely, dependent principally on grair texture, size and moisture content,' he said. "With the consideration thai our roadbeds throughout the fall, winter and spring months range from a condition of semi-saturation to that ol full saturation, it is considered equitable that motor vehicle loadings be regulated so that a pressure of 1C pounds per square inch on the sub- grade shall not be exceeded." This was based 1 upon the findings that the state could not afford to provide a surface of more than six inches. Scales are provided for both low pressure and high pressure tires, Oklahoma Mail Fraud Case Is Nearing Jury OKLAHOMA CITY - (fl>) — Testimony of Mrs. Nell E. Cox, on trial with her husband, S. E. J. Cox, and six others in the Universal Oil and Gas company mail fraud case, lacked sensational features Monday which some had expected to be the climax of the defense. Last of the defendants to testify. Mrs. Cox added little to testimony previously presented. Likelihood that the case would reach the jury Wednesday yras seen in the announcement of opposing counsel that they would close their LM-US Ti4«-sJ:iy. Cannon Resumes Charge of Station To Manage Gas Depot He Built at Third and Main Streets Curtis Cannon has taken over management of the Cannon Service Station at Third and Main streets, which he built several years ago. . Mr. Cannon will handle Magnolia gasoline and oil products, and Firestone tires. The station has been repainted and decorated, and will be further improved and enlarged, Mr. Cannon said. He will construct tt circular driveway, and* has ordered a pneumatic-lift greasing rack and pneumatic grease- gun. Crittenden Central MembersmDis i i. • mi mill* J ) ' Five Committemen moved by Action c County Judge WERE UNFAVORABI Complaint Alleges Ji Changed Townshi Boundaries ulXJ.lj.Et ••wa^* f \f~* f """V^ttf era tic State Central Committee day asked the Supreme Court in e to decide Whether it has the settle the Crittenden county, < ee's wrangle over who'shall t-- v he county committee. "**«•„ 7^/u The state-committee petitioned a writ of certiorari to -require,? Crittenden county clerk to/^r&U records tor the supreme court»Ho view and the adjudication" ofr thejl rights of five members of the cojUnty^ committee, allegedly wrongfully• itw moved. \ ' ' .» i-$ County Judge Oliver changed.,, boundary lines <of -five • towns! , which had the effect of removing ;,a many county committee members \ were allegedly unfavorable to *•**' Rescued From Fire But Dies of B 4-Year-Old~Child ' ^T*l ped in Blazing HbmfeB Calico Rock |f ';5 CALICO ROCK— (O»j—yC f0ur5j| •flder blirnedlO-ff««h' Monday" i noon when the Wilder home'here W&p destroyed by fire. t J 'f$,J The child was trapped In a room and Mrs. Wilder could not reach her., Ray Taylor, who was working near 1 ^, by, rushed to the rescue, broke one of the windows and dragged the child but, but she died in a few minutes. '<• ' Wilder was away from home. " Motorist Robbed *• of $200 By Gypsies L. D. Harp of Little Rock Held Up Between Monticello land Star City MONTfCELtO—L, D, Harp, en route by auto from Little Rock to Vicks-, burg, Miss., reported to Monticello authorities about 1 p. m. Monday that he was held up by a band of Gypsies on state highway .No, 13 between Monticello and Star City and robbed of $200 although the hold-up occurred' in Lincoln county, Sheriff W. C. Cruce and a deputy left immediately to join Lincoln county officers in the, search. Mr. Harp is said to be a machines! working at Vicksburg, his family- living in Little Rock, He reported that the Gypsies were parked by the road near Mt, Zion church. Several small children were playing at the edge of the road and a woman ran out and waved to him to stop which she snatched back the children. When he slowed up he found himself covered by guns in the hands of four men who suddenly appeared. Gypsies Return Money PINE BLUFF—Acting on request of Sheriff W. Q. Cruce of Monticello, Sheriff Garland Brewster and depij-, ties at 3:30 Monday afternoon arrested a band of Gypsies as they were entering the city on the Tamp pike in connection with, the holding up on the Star City road of L. D. Harp and robbing him of $200. Shortly after their arrest the Gyp» sies produced the money and were rer leased by Shtriff Brewster on orders, from the Drew county sheriff, who said that Harp would not be on hand to prosecute the thieves. Membeii of the band, which numbered about 20, were ordered to leave the community and when last seen were heading toward Little Rock. National Guard Cagers to Meet Patmos Team The local National Guard basketball team will play the Patmos School team at the Armory at the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets Tuesday I night, according to an announcement I by I lie tc;im cuptnin. M. E. Milestone Again in Serious Condition PRESCOTT—The condition of M. E. Milestone, in a Prescott'hospital, was described as critical Monday afternoon. The well known Texarkana man has been confined there for several weeks with injuries suffered in an automobile accident. His condition had so improved that Mrs. Milestone returned to her home in Texarkana Sunday, only to be summoned back to the bedside Monday morning following his ^udden relapse Sunday night. Mrs. Bryant Trotter, a sister, accompanied her, and other relatives were said to have been called hre. -Stujiulacts were being u?pd Monday & help him through tbs crisis.

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