Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 31, 1931 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 31, 1931
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\ l " "' ^ R <l jrfjiAB : - ' 1 «« ftfAi~A *** £ j?' ? »u" * UIQ i^.j **«** fwo ra •tefy MM In A* «My. . IMtlM. Mwilr f»U Iti Hg north put Thuftday flight. ^VOLUME as—NUMBER ee FIVE (AP)—Meant AMoelated Pr«M. (NBA)—Mean* N«w«p«p«t, Enterprise AM'IU HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31,1931 ,„„ St«f of Hope founded l*99j Hop* Dully Ptttt, 1927; Consolidated » Hope Sttt, January 18, 1929. PfttCE KILLED Thorn Advocates New Arkansas Tax Plan to Aid Schools petitions to Initiate His Proposal Are Started s ". in State WOULD HIKE TAXES \ i- f ( . . , Utilities Would Face a Heavy Tax; Estimates $2,400,000 Yield LITTLE ROCK.—(/P)—After conferences here, Representative .Harvey . Thorn of Poinsetl county Author of a "kilowatt" tax bill defeated by the last, legislature, announced that circu. lation ,of netitions'to initiate; a simlar measure for the bimeft of school districts would be started in all counties within a few days. Under the new .bljl, public Utilities would be taxed three i>er ; cdnt on their .incomes from service. The tax would be used to retire existing indebtedness of school districts! '' '• - It calls for a 50 per cent higher (v /es of taxation than the bill he introduced at the regular 1931 session of the legislature, which was passed 5 by the house but defeated in the senate. Thorn said the bill "absolutely prevents the utilities from passing the charge on to consumers," an argument made against his bill during the legislative session. He estimated the tax would yield j,.?J%4MV)00 annually. !f The measure would tax electric power companies, telephone and telegraph companies, and pipe line and Local Doctor Fighting Against Leprosy in Korea ( w . Wjunicipally owned little's would be e'xempC provided they agreed to contribute toward retiring the indebtedness of their own local school districts. In that event, the-school districts located within the dies owning such utlitles would not share in the funds collected from other utilities and distrbuted through the state board of educaton. Thorn said petitions arc being sent to every county and workers will begin circulating within a day or so. Ap- proxmately 8500 names of legal voters arc necessary to initiate the measure, which would be voted upon at the general election next November. The schedule of charges provided for, are as follows: Electric current, three per cont, except on current sold to consumers whose monthly bills are less than $1.50. Telegrams, three per cent on all and where, the message is interstate, the charge to be computed on a prorata mileage basis. Telephones, three per cent on all domestic consumers telephones where the monthly charge is above ?2, and business phones where the charge is above ?3 monthly, and on long distance calls where the charge is 50 cents or more. Long distance calls put of the state would be taxed 1 on • the basis of the wire mileage within the state. Natural or artificial gas, three per cent for all monthly charges above $2.50. pipe lines, three per cent on the gross sales value of all products transported through the pipe lines. Water companies, htree per cent on all monthly bills of over 51.50. • The utilities would be required to file monthly statement with the Arkansas railroad commission representing the quantity of products or power sold, and the tax would" be paid to the commissioner of revenues. Distributions would be prohibited from increasing rates "in any degree so as to shift the burden of this tax upon the consumer or user." A fine of $1000 or jail sentence of 30 days for officers are provided for violation. • i » 4 Bank Robbers Believed Trapped Posse Scours Mountain Area After Hold-Up at Crossville CROSSVILLE, Ala.-(tf>)—The First bank of Crossville was held up by four men Wednesday and robbed of approximately $1,000. The robbers escaped in an automobile but Wednesday night were believed to have been trapped in a mountainous section near here. The bandits locked two employes and eight customers in the bank vault and kept C. B. King, cashier, and a customer, covered with guns while they searched for money. Three men, armed with automatic shotguns and a pistol, tok part in the robbery, while the fourth remained on guard, outside. The 10 parsons locked in the vault were liberated about 3.0 minutes alter the robbery an/J a posse pursued the [ bandits to near AJ,l,aUa, Ala,, 15 njjj.es i Above is shown the administration building at the Biedcrwolf Leper Colony at Soonchun, Korea, of which Dr. R. M, Wilson (right) of Arkansas is the medical director.—Photos, courtesy of Arkansas Gazette. Dr. R. M. Wilson, of Columbus, Medical Missionary to Korea for 24 years, Works in a Land That Has One Leper for Every Thousand Inhabitants ©- For almost a quarter of a century an Arkansas doctor has been fighting in u faraway land against that most dreadful of human diseases—leprosy. This valiant crusader is Dr. R. M. Wilson, native of Columbus, Hempstead county, medical missionary at Coon- chun, -Korea, colony of Japan. Dr. Wilson is medical director of the Blederwolf Leper Colony, which is owned and supported by the Mission to Ltpcrs'sntJ.TShanaged under the direction of the Southern Presbyterian Mission. Dr. Wilson's co-worker is J. Kelly Unger of West Point, Miss., religious and educational superintendent of the Soonchun mission. Is Medical Authority As a result of his successful efforts for the control of leprosy, Dr. Wilson is recognized as an outstanding authority on the management and maintenance of leper colonies. He has written several papers on the subject, which have been widely reprinted and studied, Dr. Wilson went to Korea as a medical missionary 24> years ago. About four years later the little country, with an area equaling approximately that of Pennsylvania, was annexed by Japan, and nationals began flocking to Korea by the thousands for trade and to colonize the country. The population now is about 20,000,000. The Arkansas doctor has remained there ever since. He became interest- ed in lepers soon after he went to Korea, when a Dr. Forsythe, an American missiionary, picked up a leper and aged woman, on the road to Kwangju. Dr. Forsythe lent the leper, who was so crippled she couldn't walk, his own horse, that she might ride to the mission station for treatment. Dr. Wilson and other members of the mission became interested in lepers and their lot, and were appalled to learn^thgt there was app'rbximateTy""ohe leper to every 1,000 persons in Korea. The Unfortunate Leper Moreover, it was the custom for families to throw unfortunate victim:; of the disease out of their homes to shift for themselves as best they could and finally to die a miserable death, it being a Korean superstittion that they were "full of evil spirits." And the Japanese government was doing nothing at all to prevent the spread of this dnad disease, nor to alleviate the suffering of the estimated 20,000 victims wandering homeless and hungry about the countryside. For several months Dr. Wilson and other members of the mission sought to interest outsiders in a proposal to create a home and hospital for the unfortunate lepers. Today, the old brick-kiln refuge that was the only shelter available to (Continued on page three) Bulletins BOMBAY, India.—(/P)—Viceroy- Lord Wiliingdon telegraphed Mahatma Gandhi if the Indian Nationalists renew a civil disobedience campaign the government is prepared to meet it. This means war said one of the Gandhi advisers as his leader prepared to answer the Viceroy. Repeal Favored in Early Returns of Finnish Elections 82 Per Cent Majority in Helsingfors Precincts , Against Prohibition iftANY WOMEN VOTE Only Small Percentage,of .; Votes Favorable to a | Modification JHELSINGFORS, Finland — (JP) — \i[ith 57 per cent of the local votes cBunted in the prohibition referendum Helsingfers has gone so surprising- 1^'and overwhelmingly wet in ThursT day afternoon's editions of anti-prohibition newspapers that there was "much talk about a "national front" against the prohibition laws. At 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon returns showed that out of 132,000 votes cast, some 82 per cent had voted for a repeal. What surprised the public the most was the fact that 60 per cent of the repeal votes were cast by women. ' Only a small percentage voted for a'modification of the prohibition law. , : A vote in the capital does not determine the outcome but repealists are confident that the vote here indicated how other cities would go and predicted the doom of prohibition. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.-(#>)-Ey- ci'ctt Meadows, 30, of Winfrey arid Marlon Spcncc, 29, of Jcnks, Oklahoma, arrested late Wednesday confessed Thursday, Sheriff Walker said, that they robbed the bank of Wlnslow of $700 which was recovered. CLEVELAND.—(/P)—An attempt to kill Count Ccsarc Grandcnlgo, Italian Consul, here was foiled Thursday when a package sent to him by express from New York was discovered to contain a bomb. Jesse Hutson Is Given$500 Bond Local Man Bound Over for Robbing of Faye Ne- gim on Christmas Jesse Hutson was bound over to the April grand jury on a charge of robbery in connection with the hijacking of Faye Negim, at a preliminary hearing in Hope Municipal Court Thursday morning. Negim had identified Huston to officers as the man who Christmas night held him up on the doorstep of ilis home and relieved him of $37.50. Negim was placed on the stand by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Vesey and repeated his identification of Hutson. The robbery of Negim was seen by other persons, it was reported. Hutson waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to the grand jury, his bond being set at $500. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS.- BEG. U. S, PAT. OFF, Dr. Dillard Noted For Racial Work Famous Southerner to Dedicate Hope Negro High School Whon Hope dedicates its new negro high school building on Shover street next Monday, January 4, it will have as its honored guest the most distinguished white educator in the South, Dr. J. H. Dillard, head of the Jeanes and Slater foundations for negro schools, through whom ?4,000 was advanced toward the construction of the local building. Born of a distinguished' Virginia family, an honor student at Washington & Lee university, later head of the women's college of Washington university in St. Louis, and finally a member of the board of trustees of Tulane University in New Orleans, Dr. Dillard has for the last generation headed up the efforts of the white South to improve its negro citizens. Jr. Dillard will be the guest of city school officials and business men at a luncheon Monday prior to the after- noon'program dedicating the school. •"•«!» Dissatisfaction Among Republicans Is Voiced WASHINGTON —(JP)— William Cameron Forbes, Ambassador to Japan notified the State Department, that he desired to retire within two months from the diplomatic service. WASHINGTON— (/P)— Secretary Hurley declined to revoke, for the present, suspension of the low rail and water cotton rate from Memphis and Intermediate points on (he Missippi to New Orleans. Youths Are Sought For Beating Officer Mena Official Severely Attacked After Arrest of One Youth MENA, Ark.—Five Mena youths are accused of an attack upon Night Officer Hill Harris, when he undertook to arrest Rex Vaughan, one of the quintet in a cafe Tuesday. In the fight thai followed, Harris was beaten with an iron bar, sugar bowls, fists and possibly his own revolver. When rescued from the attackers Harris was found to have three broken ribs, numerous scalp and body wounds and possible internal injuries. The men accused of the attack include Vaughan. George Reeves, J. D. Burk, Ernest Harper and Jess Hall. They drove away in a car and fired the officer's revolver as they departed. AH are accused of assault with intent to kill and are believed to have gone to some other city to hide; Mena officers being unable to locate them here. Officer Harris had arrested Vaughan earlier in the night for drunkenness, aut the prisoner escaped. In attempting a second arrest single handed the WASHINGTON - (/P) - Replying to officer '•'"countered Vaughan's friends M.E. Milestone Dies of Crash Injuries Texarkana Man Succumbs From Injuries After Long Fight TEXARKANA—M. E. Milestone, 40, Texarkana insurance man, died at :15 a. m. Wednesday in a Prescott lospital from* injuries received six weeks ago in an automobile accident. The body was brought from Prescott to Texarkana by the East Under- aking company, and will remain at he home of Mrs. Milestone's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Hanna, 823 Mary treet, until 3 p. m. Friday, when fun- ral services will be held at the First Methodist church, Sixth and' Laurel treets. Rev. F. A. Buddin, pastor of the hurch, and Rev. F. E. Maddox, pas- or of the Congregational church, will officiate. Burial wil be in .the Ma- onic cemetery. Mr. Milestone is survived by his vife, one daughter, Mrs. Max Matz, if Bluefield, W. Va., his mother. Mrs. . Milestone, of St. Louis; and three isters, Mrs. Lto Walfert, of St. Louis; Wrs. Jeanette Felt and Mrs. L. J. \brams, both of Chicago. Mr. Milestone came here 15 years go from his home in New York City, 'or five years he was employed by IB Missouri Pacific Railroad Com- any as chaim agent, and during the emaining 10 years he has represented lie Aetna Insurance company with of- ices in the Texarkana National Bank. The accident in which Mr. Milestone vas fatally hurt occurred six weeks go on the outskirts of Prescott while e was driving to Texarkana after a usiness trip to Little Rock. He was lone in the machine except for his og. Cause of the accident has never Air Bride Two Mississippi Counties Suffei Damage by Marjorie Crawford, above, beautiful aviatrix, and William Wellman, Hollywood movie director, planned an aerial honeymoon after their recent marriage. He is a former war air ace. disparagement of the republican independents attributed to Charles D. Hilles, New York republican national committeeman, Senator Norn'sX?f Nebraska said Wednesday. "^ "If Milles has his way and is ab'~ to drive out of the republican party all republicans who are dissatisfied with President Hoover and all who are disappointed with Hoover, he won't have enough left to make the and the assault followed. Harris was formerly an official at Waidron and since starting work in Mena has gained the enmity of local law violators through his stern methods. een fully explained, although a dip n the pavement is believed to have aused him to lose control and the auto hurtled over an embankment 'anc crashed into a tree. The motor of the auto was driven from the frame into the seat where Mr. Milestone sat. He received broken leg and arm and internal injuries. 8 Graduated From Hope High in 1888 Graduation Program Was Held in Murray's Old Opera House Forty-three years ago last. June Hope High School graduated a class of eight students. The program was held: 'at ; 2--. i "B t clt>ck" > ori ; ' Friday ; afternoon, June 15, 1888, in Murray's Opera House—historic building long ago vanished from the Hope skyline. A program of that good old day is in the possess!* of W. A. Alford, farmer living on Hope Route 4, and it offers an interesting contrast to the modern day, the same high school having graduated 47 at the 1931 exercises, and being housed today in one of the finest public buildings in the state instead of renting a professional playhouse for the program. In that class of 1888, Mr. Alford's program shbws the followng young graduates: Misses Georgie Meek, Lena Crossett, Katie Jones, Mattie Alexander, Effie Anderson, Katie Jamison, and R. L. Saner and D. M. Wood. Yeah? What About Free Wheeling and Fuel Consumption? NEW YORK.-(/P)—The 1932 model American girl was described by Florenz Ziegfeld of Follies fame recently as: , Blonde. ' Height, 5 feet, 6 inches. Weight, 118 pounds. Fuller curves than last year. Less streamlined. Waiter Leaps To Death From Train Fear-Stricken Man Victim of Own Delusions, Police Say RENSSELAER, N. Y.—Police search for mysterious enemies believed to have hurled the body of a man known as Louis Condon from a Utica-bound New York Central express train near Rensselaer last Monday was virtually ended Wednesday night when it became evident that the man died the victim of his own delusions of persecution. He is believed to have leaped from the speeding train in a panic of fear that imaginary pursuers were closing Ladies Don't Depend on Leap Year Much, So the Record Shows Whatever Dame Rumor says to the contrary, the ladies don't always wait for Leap Lear. .The question is just as apt to be popped in any old year, and as a matter of fact a study of the figures in the office of County Clerk Arthur C. Anderson at Washington seems to sty>w'that Leap Year operates at a disadvantage. On the basis of marriage license figures for the last eight years, the two Leap Yearj, 1928 and 1924 ranked fifth and sixth, respectively. In other words, Leap Year was pretty close to the bottom of the matrimonial 'class. ' , . , ,-. ... • >. , . ,•».,,. • -The" all-time peafc of r'Heiripsteac county marriage licenses was reached in 1925, when 345 were issued. Here is the record since 1924. as given .out by County Clerk Anderson Thursday. Leap Year 1924—260 licenses; 1925— 345 licenses; 1926—310 licenses; 1927— 311 licenses; Leap Year 1928—274 licenses; 1929—277 licenses; 1930—224 licenses; 1931—258 licenses. The marriage license business has been better this year than for 1930, possibly due to the reduced cost of living and the popular song which goes like: "Now is the Time to Fall in Love." County Clerk Anderson points out that while the marriage fee is just the same, other living costs have gone down, and he hopes the fair damsels of the county are not going to overlook the advantage that is theirs in a Leap Year like 1932. Fifty Persons Injured Accon to Report Tin "tV-5 *•'*! Property, Livestock Timber Losses Heavy in the State LEVEES BREAK AGAll Floods Again Damal Towns Along Rivers^ After Rains MONTICELLO, Arts.— Iff)-jAiaA Walter Wlmbcrly, her son and Jo Denton, who were injured in : storm which struck a small ing community near here Vtt day were brought to a hospib here Thursday. Several houses were demo or damaged. JACKSON, Mis.-(£>)-Five are dead, three dying and an i ed number of fifty persons accounted,-for following Wedne night's tornado ' that tore - "-Simpson and' Covington <* leaving a trail of dozensfof ed houses, heavy live stock! Id Mr. Milestone was well known in Hope, having been in this city a number of times in recent years on business trips for the insurance company which he represented. Kipling Observes Hih 66th Birthday at Home Train Wreck Attempt d Charged Detroit Man ,, , , , .. : FA\ ^TTEVILLE, Ark—(/Pi—Chaig- I necessary pall bearers for the corpse, i ed wj , H , tempting to wr ^ „ tra > \ Clarence 't.inch of Detroit, was jail-! ed here Wed' ™sday. ! Officers saii ' .inch admitted helping two other iif u place a tie on the Frisco railroad trL.'ts near Green- BURWASH, Essex— (/P)—Rudyard land several dajs agw It was distov- Kipling was 66 Wednesday. | ere d in time and remv 'ed. He spent the day quietly at his Bunch was arrested V. Rogers but rural retreat "Batemans" near here his companions escaped. Vfficers said u,., __ r ., nffers brou«ht many CCEH Bunch was implicated in \ like at- gratulatory messages fronj all parts of; tempt at train wr<r'ckio» 4<.-r Sar• - - >•• ' "•'• '''••'••• IL.X.I. Mr., iriiiL week. ; Auto Licenses Are Due Again Friday Only 22 Applications Received Up to Beginning of New Year The auto license business hasn't been so brisk, the office of Sheriff John L. Wilson reported from Hope city hall Thursday morning, only 22 applications being received prior to the first of the new year. The sheriff's officers, who are located both at the courthouse in Washington and the city hall in Hope, expect business to pick up Friday, the first day that the law actually requires applications to be filed. Au- t'-mtbilc c\v:i"rs have until January ^""'' to COIT-I-, M'jtij (>.« Jaw, after in upon hm. Investigations made by Coroner J. C. Sharkey, of Rensselaer, revealed the man's identity as Louis Xedis of Washington Heights, New York city, a waiter. On the night of his death Xedis left New York on a local train for Yonkers where he appealed for police protection until he could catch a train bound for Utica. While waiting he told an incoherent story of a wrong done to n woman of his acquaintance who had threatened to have him "bumped off." At the railroad station he excitedly pointed out a group of men to the detectives assigned to protect him, saying, "those are the men who are going to kill me." All of the men were residents of Yonkers, well known to the police officers. Police who at first thought themselves confronted with u baffling murder mystery now believe that once on the train, Xedis' delusions so preyed upon his mind that he jumpc-d from the speeding train. Wounding of Arkansas Youth Is Investigated MULBERRY, Ark.— (#>) — Although :ie said he wounded himself, officers Wednesday were investigating the- shooting of Miller Francis, 22, who was brought to a doctor's office here Tuesday night with a bullet wound n the leg. He gave no reason for shooting him- <*"\t. Two men and two women from Altus brought him here. Francis said he and a companion, Ernest Meadows, iired l.he mto brjnj; '4;nj af'er their ;.r had'hAkeii' ihJMaunifer Aitu-i. Farmer Is Held For Mercy Murder Dfficers Say Man Poisoned Daughter Who Was Mentally Deficient WAYNE, W. Va—(/P)—Smith Webb, mountain farmer, who, his neighbors say, "did his best" to care for his mentally deficinent daughter for 26 years, was arrested Tuesday night in her alleged "mercy" murder. He protested innocence, declaring tha the girl might have swallowed beetle poison. Officers say he poisoned his daughter, Maude, and then dressed her in "Sunday best" to place her in a homemade coffin. A rough grave had been excavated before authorities started a check when they heard Webb hac no death certificate. The daughter died in convulsions December 4. Webb hald the body in the coffin at the grave when officers arrived to investigate. A report was returned Tuesday by physicians that she died of a different chemical than the beetle poison, Of the dead, two-,are whites^ sons, Mrs. Anse E. Everett,, 25, •'. crushed to death as she held an' fant child in. her arms, when ^, 9 family home, three miles from Mageefl was demolished. The child was un-j hurt Paul Brown, two year old son' a farm family was killed in the c( lapse of the home. ( 1J1( The other. dead are two negro worn* 4 en, Hattie and Nannie Lee and a negro*! child. , "I Before the tornado hit in Southeast'! Mississippi a cloudburst struck the« flood ridden area in the Northwe^f| section, causing a levee South ofoS Glendora to break, flooding the town'ST and putting the inhabitants to flight' for the second time within a week,. * ' Heavy rains started all rivers into ,'! new rises making the already serious' situation more critical. First Snow Falls in State Thursday Fayetteville Reports Light Covering and Lower Temperatures FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. —(A 1 )— The last day of the year brought the first snow of the season to Fayetteville. There was litlte of it however. The mercury dropped during the night from 60 to 38 degrees. Pastor Accuses Kail Head in Suit \ Santa Fe President and Wife Named in Alien- ', ation Action CHICAGO.—William B. Storey, president of the Santa Fe railroad, and lis wife, Laura, were sued for $200,000 Wednesday in the Superior Court by he Rev. Ulysses Grant Warren, a Con. gregational minister, who was dismiss, ed in September by his congregation in Corning, N. Y. Attorney Wlliam B. Gemmill, who filed the suit, said that the cause of action is the same as the one recently dismissed in the federal court in Buffalo, N. Y., in which the Rev, Mr. Warren charged the Storeys with alienating the affections of nib wife, Edith . Mrs. Warren has a suit for divorce, charging cruelty pe.nding in Reno, Nev., Attorney Gemmill said. She is 40 and her husband, who is fighting the divorce, is 50. "Mrs. Warren is my cousin and is very ill," Mrs. Storey said when she was informed of the suit. "It's too ridiculous to charge that we influenced her affections in any way. This rotten suit was brought in Buffalo and thrown out of the federal court there. There is nothing to it." Mr. Storey refused to comment on :he matter, but his attorney. William T. Alden said that Mr. and 1 Mrs. storey are willing to have the case brought to trial at an early date. The suit was dismissed in Buffalo without d hearing on the facts because of improper service, Mr. Alden said In the Buffalo suit the Rev. Mr. Warren charged that Mis. Storey had written a number of letters to Mrs. Warren, urging her to leave her hus- jand, and that eventually Mrs. Warren did so in June. 1930. going to live with the Storeys for a time in their California home. Boy Scout Meeting Is Scheduled Friday Night A meeting of the Boy Scout organization will be held at the Fair Park en Friday night? beginning at 7i30, according to an announcement by Scoutmaster Henry rlaynes. All msmbsr? $3 .urged to he pres- mt at 4&is m • ' Post Office to Close On New Year's Day The local post office will be closed Friday, in, observance of New Years Day. However, city carriers will make on* complete delivery in the

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