Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 30, 1931 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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to/St •***• lltlMt fOtttkMMI ftttd UHto 1**, «rV*Mrt| KM flof* fttrftttny With tWO fttfftl IttitMtHMM Iff •my MM In UM dfty. v Hope - • • tm • thunderstorm* afternoon «td lit eral fair, nlgltt. ILUME 33—NUMBER 65 (AP) (NBA) Meant Aftsoclatetl Pr«i>. Means Newspaper Enterprise AM'H. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30,1931 , n ,, St4 ^ of Hoi>« f *""ded 1B99| Mop* Daily . 1927; Ccntelidatcd IB Hope Star, January 18, 1929. TORM STRIKES MORRILTO ro High School fill Be Dedicated Monday, Jan. 4 le New Building Com- fpleted on Shover St. Property BLLARD IS COMING ious Southern Educa- >r to Be Guest of City Monday jpjio wilt-dedicate n fine new negro school-building on Shover street 1 Mpnday, December 4, when Dr. fl'rdy Dillnrd, famous Squth- ediicator, will be the guest ol Nor. r ho coming of Dr. Dillnrd will be febrated with n luncheon Monday . business lenders qnd the. white pol faculties uptown, while a plar meeting is being held for the Jro school teachers nt the new lilding, under direction of Henry C. frger, Hope's principal of negro ools and the best known educator his race in Arkansas, he new high school was built at st of more than $10,000, but repre- i a type of construction that would ! stood the community nearer $25,|a couple of years ago, Miss Beryl pry, city superintendent said. - wps built by Jake Moore, negro jfctgr, on an area immediately ad. to the old building, construction of the new build- [jat this time was made possible ropgh the aid extended by the arines and Slater funds, which ad$4,000 to the negro schools. iis financial aid was largely ob- Jlncd through- the untiring efforts IjHeriry Yerger to communicate with K. Dlllard., president oiVtlie' Jeannes fed 'Sktei-fimps^rrtl ws^u-olllng -the reatest source of financial help avall- Ible- for negro education institutions In the South. Accompanying Dr. Dillard here will be: Fre'd McCuistion and Mr. Smith bf the Southern Board, Nashville |Tenn.; and Dr. Nolen M. Irby, state supervisor of negro education. An All-Talkie-American Pair Two All-America players faced the camera in Hoolywood the other day, and it wasn't exactly a new experience to either. The petite lady is Miss Dorothy Jordan, screen actress. Her escort is Gerald (Jerry Dalrymple, All- Airlerica end and captain of the Tulane Green Wave that encounters Southern lalifornia in the Rose Bowl football classic of New Year's Day. Dalrymple is a native of Rosston, Nevada county, Arkansas, and formerly played football with the Prescott Curley Wolves. fAtlanta, Texas farmers Optimistic r armers in Good Shape and Dairying Adds to Their Income i ATLANTA, Tex.—The business and financial leaders of Atlanta are view- ling the new year of 1932 with confi- Edcnce and optimism. The -Atlanta [trade territory is in far better condi- Jtion now than a year ago, according to f Henry A. King,, cashier of the Atlanta • National bank, with resources in excess of $800,000. < This past year farmers planted a large acreage of fed and food crops, and the yield was good. Practically , no feed will be bought, and according to R, P. Dunklin, cashier of the First National Bank, farmers will be able to make a crop on 25 per cent of the amount normally borrowed, enabling them to make a cheap crop, and be in a position to liquidate any indebtedness incurred in the past. The Atlanta milk plant which was opened April 13, 1930, with 13 customers and a daily production of 300 pounds of milk, now has 165 customers who are marketing 6000 pounds of milk daily, for which they received $3000 monthly, or an average of $18.75 a month per farmer. This money received for milk is paid twice monthly arid will, in a majority of cases, put these 165 dairy farmers on a cash basis in 1932. This dairy project, while still in its infancy, will add materially to the fnancal stablity of the Atlanta trade territory during 1932. The Chamber of Commerce will ship into the Atlanta trade territory a carload of brood sows the first week in January, which will place brood sows on approximately 150 farms. Another feature of the Chamber of Commerce agricultural program that will yield monetary returns in 1932 is poultry improvebent, which inclules culling, feeding and breeding for flock improvement. The "corner" has been established by thinking and working Cass county citizens, and the worst of the depression is behind them, they believe. Army Is Leaving Chinchow General Chang Says "Another Nation" Advised Him to Retreat (By Associated Press) China's troops wecr in full retreat from Chinchow toward the great wall Wednesday while two converging columns pressed toward Kowpangtze, preparing to swing down into the walled city which Marshal Chang Hsueh Liang has cxacuated. The Nanking government debated the new situation, and Tokyo reports were circulated that Chang had ordered the retreat "under advice of a certain country" which, however, was unnamed in the dispatches. Must Memorize Psalm for Peace Disturbance BRITTON'S NECK, S. C.—(/P)-Because they fought over the possession of an old family Bible, eight ne- groes of this community must memorize the 133rd Psalm by Saturday. They were sentenced to perform the task by Magistrate Bennie Watson after they were brought before him yesterday for disturbing the peace. The 10 line psalm begins: "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brcthern to dwell together in unity." Barricaded Maniac Wounded, Captured Wife Near Collapse as She Watches Police Shoot Husband Federal Aid For Unemployed Asked By Labor Executive Local Committees Unable Tells Delegation Tells Committee MANY WlLTTBE IDLE Firms Should Be Taxed to Care for Those in Need WASHINGTON — (/P)- Edward F. McGrady, representing the American Federation of Labor, as a witness before the Senate Committee appealed for Federal aid for unemployed relief Wednesday. Many states, cities and isolated districts "frankly admit that they are unable to meet the demands that are being made upon them for the relief of the needy, he said." Estimating that some seven and a lalf million men will be unemployed for the first half of 1932 and the total wage levels are back to 1922, McGrady said, "if employers are not going to pay their workers decent wnges then we insist that a large share of their profits should be taken away from hem by taxation and given to the im- provished workers through relief workers. Mrs. Sidney Lanier . Succumbs in Georgia ATLANTA.- (IP) —Mrs. Sidney Lanier, the wife of the inspiration of the late Georgia poet during the long, hard years in which he sought to overcome ill health, died in Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday. She was the character in one of his best poems. "My Springs." It deals with the inspiration, the affection and the faith the poet gets from looking into his wife's eyes. Literary critics have often referred to Mi's. Lanier as the ideal mat/.' for n i-.f.ei. L-jUJicr died in 1881. Magnolia A. and M. Students to Classify MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Classification foi second semester students ut Magnolii A. and M. college will bo held January 4, 5 and 6, according to colege officials. Only seven students have stated that they would not return after the holidays. These vacancies will be more than filled since applications have already exceeded the vacancies. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: HEG. U. b. PAT. OFF. Snjall talk SDIIII linn-.-; h:\s CHICAGO-(/P)—Adam Purccki, 38 was shot in the head Tuesday nigh by police after he, in an attack of insanity, had barricaded himself in his flat and withstood a three-hour siege of bullets and tear gas bombs. Doctors said he probably would recover. His shooting was witnessed by his wife from a building next door. Purecki was struck by a shotgun slug fired by Sergt. William McCarthy He was found lying on the floor of his kitchen, a pistol gripped in each hand. Tht neighborhood, n residential district, was thrown into a turmoil, Hundreds collected around the barricaded building despite intermittent fire between Purecki and police. Police sought to capture Purccki, who they said evidently was crazed by financial troubles and ill health, unwoundcd if possible, but were unable to enter the three-story flat building. McCarthy took watch in a flat facing Purccki and fired through a window when Purecki .stepped from a closet. Mrs. Adcila Purecki, the man's wife, was in the flat with McCarthy. 3hc was near collapse when her hus- land was shot. Police were summoned to arrest Purccki after his wife reported he had threatened children. her and their four Postal Clerk Is KilledBy Bomb Explosion of Package Is Investigated by Officials Of f icer at Mena Brutally Beaten Five Young Men Accused of Having Joined in Attack MENA.—Five young men are accused of a brutal attack on Night Officer Bill Harris when the officer undertook o arrest Rex Vaughan, one of the quintet, at the P and M cafe early Tuesday morning. In the battle royal that followed, Harris was beaten with an iron bar, sugar bowls, fists anc possibly his own revolver. When rescued from the assailants Harris hac three broken ribs, many scalp anc body wounds and possible internal injuries. The accused include Vaughan, George Reeves, J. D. Burk, Ernest Harper and Jesse Hall. It was said that they drove away in a car and fired the officer's revolver as they left. It is believed that they went to some other city to hide. Officer Harris had arrested Vaughan earlier in the night on a charge of drunkenness but the prisoner escaped. In attempting a second arrest single- handed the officer encountered Vaughan's friends and the attack followed. Harris formerly was an official at Waldron and since starting work in Mena, has gained the enmity of local law violators through stern methods. Baker Not Delegate But May Be Candidate CLEVELAND— (/p)— For the first time in many years, Newton D. Baker, former secretary of war, will not be a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. Mr. Baker announced that decision Tuesday, but continued to leave unanswered the question of Whether ho would be willing to accept the nomination if the convention should want him as the Democratic candidate for president. Political leaders speculated Wednesday night whether there is any .connection between Mr. Baker's unspoken attitude toward a possible nomination, and his decision not to be a convention delegate. Mr. Baker's only comment was that he hopes to go to Europe this Bummer as he has gone in the last ^overal years. 'EASTON, Penn.—(/!•»)—One clerk, :dward Werkheiser was killed and three others seriously injured Wed- lesday when a bomb exploded in the parcel post division of the post office icre. All work was suspended as officers nade an investigation. The explosive was believed to have icen mailed by two young men de- cribcd as foreigners at the same time they mailed five other packages. Examination led" to the belief that the parcels exploding were addressed to J. Everhart of Hutington, Penn. Close Suprevision Is Maintained Over Bridges LAKE VILLAGE-(/P)~Close supervision is being maintained over many county bridges across Boucff Attack of Ben Lyion on Boy at Movie Lot Told LOS ANGELES.-(/P)-Charles Crad. ick, attorney for Cedric Lamar, 18, film studio office boy, announced Tuesday he had written Ben Lyon, motion picture actor and husband of Bebe Lanicls, suggesting settlement for injuries he said the boy received when kicked unconscious by the ac- or. The attorney said Lamar told him .yon was angered because the office :>oy would not let Miss Daniels see Lyon or notify him oil a movie sound stage of her presence when she called a few days ago. Lamar said Lyon, cast as a boxer in a movie role, upbraided him and struck him down with a blow to the jaw. The boy said he had orders not to disturb anyone on a set and had told Miss Daniels he would try to have someone send for her husband. ftrescott Is Host at Rotary Party Crowd of 100 Entertained Tuesday Night at Prescott The Prescott Rotary club proved an able and interesting host Tuesday night when it entertained about 101 Rotarians from Hope, Gurdon anc Prescott in the Saxon hotel at Prescott. The Prescott club was present 100 per cent, anl only one each was miss. Ing from the membership of Gurdon and Hope. Hope Rotarians left Hotel Barlow in this city in a motorcade at 6:30 o'clock arriving in ample time for dinner in the Nevada county city at 7:30. The program consisted of short, humorous speeches, .community singing and the raffling off of a turkey, which after much wrangling ancf recountini of tickets, was finally • awarded to a "urdon Rotarian. It was one of the most successful inter-city Rotary meetings ever helc in this section, credit going to the Frescott program committee. Tuesday night's meeting takes the place of the Hope club's luncheon next Friday, which has been cancelled on account of New Year's. Mexican Youth Is Sentenced to Death Pleads Guilty to Robbery With Firearms in Oklahoma Champion Hen of Magnolia College Dies MAGNOLIA, Ark—No. 13, the record 1 egg-laying lion of the Magnolia A. and M. Poultry plant died this week. She is the only hen ever given a burial by the personnel of the plant; the others having been cremated. This tien has a record of laying 103 eggs in as many days, and a total of 301 eggs in one year. She was buried with ceremonies performed by "George Washington" Rufus Sparks, student foreman of the plant. Surrounded by Flood Waters Burns NEWKIRK, Okla. —(/P)— Death in the electric chair was decreed Tuesday for a 20-year old Americanborn Mexican youth when he pleaded guilty to robbery with firearms charges in connection with the kidnaping, robbery and killing of J. A. Armstrong, Ponca City merchant. District Judge Claude Duval sentenced Ignacio Gomez to die in the electrci chair at McAlester penitentiary March 11, 1032. The youth, arrested in Tulsa in Armstrong's automobile the day after the merchant's body had been found on a highway near Fairflax, lold officers he kidnapped Armstrong n front of his Ponca City home and forced him to drive into Osage county. There. Gomez related, he shot Armstrong to death and stole his watch, $2..50 and his automobile. Temple J. Sargant, appointed as at- orncy for Gomez, told the court he lad explained to the youth the pos sible conseuencts of a plea of guilty and Gomez desired "to go through with it." Mississippi Flood Crisis Is Believed Past For Glendora 11 Miles of Levee Topped With Sandbags Now Thought Safe OUACHITAJS RISING Monroe, La., Residents Are Forced to Move From Flooded Homes GLENDORA, Miss. — (JP) — Elever miles of levee, protecting the town from the Tallahatchie river, has been topped with bags of sand to the extent where there is little danger of the system giving down. The water pressure has been greatly relieved within the past twelve hours and Glendora is believed to have seen the last of the floods fury which has been hammering at the towns doors for the past ten days. Reports that the Ouachi.ta river at Monroe, La., continued to rise were confirmed at noon. The waters continued to creep higher on a number of houses in southern and southwestern parts of West Monroe, threatening to drive additional families from their homes. About a dozen families have been forced from their homes by the high waters. GLENDORA, Miss.— (/P)— Glendora's 11-mile protection levee groaned Tuesday against the flood. Hundreds Tallahatchie river prepared to enter their greatest crisis of the two week's overflow. Monday the weight of the flood of Panola, Quitman and Tallahatchie sounties crashed 20' feet of the levee here, sending a'sheet of water six feet dep through the buslness.-section and lower residential parjt of town. Hundreds of convicts looped a dike around the break, stopping the flow and the water had drained from the stores and merchants reopened their business in the mud. Convicts and negro farm hands put in a full day strengthening the levee and plugging.almost continuous sand boils behind the dyke. Soggy sand bags topping the levee ;wo to three feet above normal were weakening with 11 feet of Tallahatchie river backwaters pushing against its side and rolling at its top. Flood ex- jerts feared the bags would prove "ruitless before the water recedes since heir usfulness hardly extends past 60 hours. The floor was more than 50 miles wide. A group of laborers rebuilt the oggy levee at Matthew bayou, about a mile nirth of Glendora where an alarm was sounded last night. Famine was stalking through the owlands but Glendora citizens said 10 outside aid would be needed in the Dwn. Floating carcasses bore evidence hat livestock had been destroyed. The Ouachita river at Monroe, La., west of here, has made homeless 10 r more families. The river there was rising slowly, jccting dwellers tin lowlands outside f West Monroe. The Ouachita was t the level of 40.8 feet, nearly a foot bove flood stage. O Free at 83 W. A. "Dad" Warn, 83-year-old life- termer at the Texas State peniten- tiaryjat Huntsville, is free. Governor Ross "Sterling granted him a full parole as a Christmas present after the aged man had been a model prisoner for five years. His beard has not been cut in-50 years, h'e says. Favors Roosevelt To StopSd Party Dill Says He Is Only Democrat Appealing to Independents' WASHINGTON.— {JP) -Senator Dill asserted Wednesday "that the best way for the Democratic party to meet the threat and even the creation of a third party in 1932 will be to nominate franklin D. Roosevelt for president of the United States." In his statement the Washington Senator said "no other Democrat appeals to the disappointed 1 millions of independent voters in the United States as does Governor Roosevelt." Man Arrested in Suspected Robbery MAGNOLIA—A man who gave his Niegro Postman to Retire After 29 Years Service PINE BLUFF.—W. B. Cloman, nc- ro postman, will make his last deliv- •y here Thursday afternoon, when he will complete 29 years of service and retire on a government pension. Cloman estimated that he has walker 77,000 miles during his career as post- Vincent Miles To • Seek Senatorship Et. Smith Lawyer Will-'Be Candidate in Primary Next August FORT SMITH - (JP) — Vincent M. Miles, Arkansas member of the Democratic National Committee, Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for United States senator at the primary next August. Miles is 46. He is a native of Vir- [inia and a graduate of Washington md Lee University Law School. Later ho entered the University if Virginia. He came to Fort Smith in 906 and started the practice of law. In 1910 10 married Miss Evelyn Trezevant Williams of Washintgon, D. C. He novcd to Little Rock in 1914 to be- :ome associated with the law firm of lose, Hemingway, Cahtrell, Loughborough & Miles. In that year he •vas made national committeeman. He orvcd until the entry of the United States into the World war. Having nlercd the army as a captain in 1916 he served with the American xpedi tionary Force and later with the arm of occupation in Germany. Returning to Fort Smith in 1920, h resumed his law practice and tha year was'again made national com millccman. Town Is Withof' Electric Currei For Several H( Plumerville Stores Fit ed by Overflow of " Creek" Wednesday THEATRE DAMAGI Heavy Rain Fallfl Hempstead County- No Wind Damage HOT SPRINGS— (JP)— The r _, of the Princess Theatre was strife by lightning Wednesday mornli Nine were Injured and the dai was said to have been slight; MORRILTON—(fl 5 )—Wind and early Wednesday unroofed several' houses and buildings and stores in the town of PlummetVil nearby. A transmission line was severe which left Morrilton without eleXtc power for several hours. -'^ A seed warehouse of the Mbrii] Cotton Oil company was unroofed i ;he rain damaged two thousand lonsj of seed, causing an estimated loss • ?2,500. . Four and one tenth inches of rain?! fell at Plumerville, pushing the creek out of its banks and floodi the stores in the lower section of ffael Sown. " "'"- ** The water receded rapidly hoV and business was resumed in practical ly every store by noon. One of the heaviest rains of,"*; stason fell in Hope Wednesday mo ing between 8 and 9 o'clock. < age from the storm has been 're'p rom the outlying districts *qj county. J ' J T f .'? f-3* 1 J 1 To Dallas Yout! Takes Girl to Town Near Dallas; Returns After Marriage Refused DALLAS— (JP)— Ray 24, 1 ' Murray Ready To Seek Presidency Oklahoma Democrats to Meet Before New Hampshire Primary Child Scalded When She Falls Into Tub MENA, Ark—While helping mother at the family wash day, Edna Mac King, four years old, fell in a tub of boiling water Monday at the farm home of her parents, Mr. anl Mrs. J. C. King. The child's arms were severely scalded. 12 Negroes Are Hurt OKLAHOMA CITY—(/p|-Oklahoma Domoi-ratic leaders prepared Tuesday for the launching of Gov. W. H ("Alfalfa Bill") Murray's candidacy fur the Democratic presidential nomination. The Democratic State Committee acceded to Murray's wishes in fixing February 20 as the date for the state party convention, after hearing that Murray's name would be placed before the Democratic voters of New Humphshire in the presidential preference primary March 1. Ed Scmans of Oklahoma City, a W/L T 1 i ^i ii. i friend of Murray, said the governor When 1 rUCKS Collide desired the Oklahoma convention held early in .the year so he could have the backing of his own state's delegation to the national convention be- HELANA, Ark )— Twelve ne- groes were injured slightly when truck in which they were riding collided with another truck and ovcr- turnel in a ditch filled with water 25 miles south of Helena Tuesday. All were cut and bruised, but no bones were broken. »•-*»• Semi-Wet Program Now Being Waged WASHINGTON.-A campaign t<> •ally rural members of congress to .'> semi-wet program, calling for government distribution of 3.2 per cent name as B. B. Atkins was arrested beer is being waged' by senate and WEBB, Miss.—(./P)—Surrounded by j just outside Magnolia, Sunday night. I house anti-prohibitonsts. ,'C'. The bridges have been threat- j water the $20,000 residence of Mrs. B. In the car was found a typewriter ened with destruction through the L. Neal, a widow residing a mile south and a number of other articles said hurling of large trees aaginst them by of Webb, burned Tuesday to the wat- ' to have br-e:\ tnken from E. B. Mc- high water. The trees have fallen er's edge. Mrs. Neal and her two sons Larty's secondhapd store. •t-i ihf river lhn>u;;h th e.-iving in fli-1 into ihe Uoid water and were tnken in c.ire by friends ut Wibb. fore seeking the endorsement of New Hampshire voters. Governor Murray attended to his duties at the capitol while the committee' was meeting. He made no comment. He has said he would be a candidate only if there is a popular demand. Famous Radio Artists Are Visiting in Mena MENA, Ark.—"Lum and Abner" the Mena pair of radio entertainers, are The program as outlned Wednesday at home for a week's visit. Chester H. is an out-and out appeal for the farm j Lauck and Norris Goff, have been at vote, and is lesigned to meet the po- ; Dallas and Fort Worth and just co?n- litical needs of doubtful congressmen ' pleted a long engagement for the Tuesday was charged with kidnaping Miss Anna Lillian Williams, 17, eiri-'j ployee of a mushroom plant northeastV if Dallas. ' Spauldin surrendered a few hours fter the kidnaping, which occurred at ' he plant at noon. He said he sent,. he girl home unharmed in the automobile in which they had been drlv- ng. H. J. Weathcrly, office manager of the plant, stated Miss Williams and ' Spauldin walked into the plant together after the girl had gone out for lunch. v "They started arguing as they came,' in." Weatherly stated. "The boy said; 'You've been hi-toning me at church. I • love you and I'm going to take you with me. 1 ' "Miss Williams grabbed my arm and said, 'Don't let him take me away.' Then the man drew his piston, grabbed Miss Williams by trp arm and made me back of against the wall. He pulled Miss Williams out of the door, placed her in my car and drove off." Spauldin said he drove the automobile to a nearby town. "I asked her to marry me and drove her back to Dallas when she refused," he told officers. The automobile was returned to Weathcrly by a member of the girl's family after she drove it home. New Truck Load Limit Not to Affect Busses LITTLE ROCK—(#")—Changes in u number of trucks to comply with the Arkansas highway commission's new oad limit gegulations are planned by he Southwestern Transportation company. Burl C. Rotenbcrry, operating head f the lines in Arkansas, said Tuesday he proposed changes will not entail nuch cost, as most of them now com- ily with the regulations. Busses will not be affected by the rdcr, officials of both the Missouri 'acific and Southwestern companies •aid. ^hicagoan Killed for Not Having Any Money CHICAGO.—(^—Because the till in iis tiny shoe store was empty Mon- 'ay night, Joseph Rose, 40, was killed. Two young men walked in while lose was trying a shoe on a woman ustomer. "Your money or your life," said one, f the two. "I can't give you money," Ros,e re, lied. "I haven't any." One of the young men pressed a istol against Rose's abdomen anl fir- d twice. When police arrived Rpse was dead. <UKii!.sc:< is held in Magnolia psnd- j v-H- H«sir- to b^ kncwn as moift rr.tli- NBC. They will go to Chicago nexi '. Ths officers lookfH in ft? M" i t iv: lit.iiui.-{ VVi'diiLsdny. | cr than wet. ueek r.u- i;:eir riexi. enfiagement. ] pmpty. So >yere his p^cjcels.

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