Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 31, 1931 · Page 2
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 31, 1931
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**: The Associated Press Is exclusively of *11 news dispatches credited to it or *lso the local newsr published herein. are also reserved. n*i , Etc.: Cjbarges will be ma.de lor all tribute*, cards , at mttttsrfab, jcflinceinlng the departed. CotaJnerclal tt> this iwlic? itf'the news columns to protect their readers o* *»act.-tekta$ jnemejffei!?. .The Star disclaims or reuttn of a«y unsolicited manuscripts. The Star's Platform ClfY of the jr»i*nte»l>*l* BP1 and social resources of Hope. city pavemtnt ;in 1931, and improved sanitary condijten» in Support the Chamber of Commerce. •^ COUNTY I. " A county highway program providing for the conduction of a i£r !..,_>„ _3..,4 O j eit.tBjHrtfcer rood each year, to gradually reduce the . ,' Political and economic support for every «eientiftc agricultural ijhogram which offers practical benefits to Hempstead county's greatest ' lUncfMrage farmer organizations, believing that co-operative effort pbra* practical in the country as it if in toion. r"> .' STATE & .Continued progresf on the state highway program. I;"' Fearless tax reform, and a more efficient government through the |f budget system of expenditures. 5" B " fife Arf^nao* from ,hte cattfe Jicfc. The Year & EL AT blaeJfceyecJ peg$ on New Year's — and you'll have money all the year," so runs a folk-saying in Southwest Ar- . J»y Stat Publishing Coi tec. Sit South Main street, Hope, Ark. Matter at the, soajojfice it Bppe, , Under the Act of March 3, 1S9T. MOPE STAR AND DAILY '''' ' Speaking of "Yellow" Perils"-! . ty Our state turns the corner into 1932 with the opportunity )f showing the first real advance in agriculture and business Snce 1929. Th\e drouth was a great natural calamity in 1930. £nd in 1$31 the unsettled condition of the nation prevented my large recovery ifrom drouth Josses. r - As it eventually turned out, the drouth proved our year yi grace. Business, whether in the city or on the farm, suffers from future commitments when deflation is the order pi fie day. But with the drouth just behind us, pur commit- Wenls fgr 1931 were severely curtailed. Agriculture and •"business operated with the greatest economy possible. ke the wheat' farmers, we were prepared to take a low rn on this year's crop and go a Jpng' way, An$ wp hay«j. -Eighty-percent of the government's seed Jy>.-the drouth states have been repaid or covered with n pledges, the Memphis office .announced last Saturday. On this "botjtom" of the economic cycle it is probable 1t all roacjs lead upward. It is hard to imagine cotton any, than it now is. It is hard to believe that with the price of virtually every world-wide commodity below the eost °* production, there will be any further declines in fcfie price structure, " . '•• . / A rebound is due: But no one cap be sure of it. Farmers and city men will look to 1932 with hpp.e tempered by caution. Cotton acreage will be still further reduced. The country will continue to raise its own food instead of buying it in; a paper sack. That's the meaning pf the folk-saying, "Eat jbteck-eyed peas on News Year's^r-and you'll have money all the year." In the readjustment of operating costs, which industry is always talking about, Arkansas' farms have. already touch-ed bottom by growing their own food the past year. And :from that; kind of bottom any agricultural community must irresistibly and triumphantly upward. Un'J SP Bad Beautiful L«f Divorce fro Conservations Shown Purs)**** gf-Gi n ST. totJIS.-(/PJ£itfovember sales of Wholesale dfy goods showed an In,* Mrs. Eddie- Floy, Jr., 20, shown here, is seeking a divorce from the •vaudeville comedian in Chicago, charging that he struck her. She is the former Barbara Newberry, who tional contest as the "girl IBARK A 77-year-old Englishman has emigrated to Australia to "make his fortune." AH-he has to do is go to college and make the football team. W BEN Sam J, Wilson, politician, member of the state highway commission, and active figure in state politics, was 'named as liquidating agent for the American Exchange Bank at Little ftock, there was plenty of prophecy that this meant 'the affairs of this defunct institution would be looked upon ,as pplitical prey, to the detriment of the depositors, stock(holders, and others. 1' The salary of Mr. Wilson for the year has been drawn. f The salary check was passed on by a large committee. It was ; $12,000. That was an approved sum. There is perhaps • as much as seven or more million doljars involved in the Ijqui- !• dation £p date, If the affairs of the bank to date have been honestly and efficiently administered, that sum is not unusual or abnormal, as paid the liquidation agent. People are very quick to criticize. They should be as willing to approve. The people of Arkansas were more heavily involved in ; that Amercian Exchange bank failure than in any business ' failure in the state's history. JJalf a hundred other banks I cojlapsed as a result. It is old history now, and unfortunate I jjistory, The salvaging of what was left is vital and important, If it is being honestly and purposefully done, the pay to ;he liquidator 19 not out of porportion,— Hot Springs Sent- Inel-Repord. French are calling sinister bankers, banksters. What chance has a poor gangster got? Of course witty: the sympathy Chicago gives its gangsters, a bankster wouldn't have much chance. Scientists say apes grow bald like men. But apes escape barbers trying to grow it back again. ,. Robbers'dtig a 60-foot tunnel to loot a bank. Sort of getting at the bottom of the financial situation. Secretary Stimson says the success of the Geneva disarmament conference depends upon the United States. Yes, unless we disarm we will not be able to get anybody into a fight with us. Scientists say that certain stars are not as distant as formerly believed. Sort of taking off the high hat. While financial ills are besetting the world, Mussolini has taken to motorcycling. But even in that he's got to keep his balance. Eleven hours after staging a bank robbery, three Indiana youths were on the way to prison. At that rate the warden probably handed them their discharge certificate when they arrived. A 21-year-old girl agreed' to marry anyone for $10,000, but when she tried to cash a check, -it bounced back. Henceforth probably she will not bank on men. Couple Sought In Kidnaping We have been having some pretty weather which we were proud to see. Mr. and Mrs.' Nathen Cassady and daughter, Doris of Texas were visitors x>f Mr- and Mrs, N. J. Cassady Thursday night "and Friday. Mrs. Cassady was called home on ocount of the death of her father. Mrs. Tallie McNatt who has ben visiting at Arkodelphin returned Saturday accompanied by her sister. Mrs. Ward. C. C. Ellis spent Sunday night and Monday with Bro. R. D. Ellis of Union. Miss Arelia Ellis and Velma Cox were visitors at Shover Springs this week end. We are sorry to have £.oyd Downs and family move from our community, they moved down near Falcon. Miss Selmar Downs is spending a while at Bpdcaw. Mr. and Mrs. Sylyin Hpllis spent Friday at Mr, and Mrs. A. \>. Downs.. Mrs. Jpeanna Carmon and mother Berjard, and Artell Lewis, were visitors here Friday night. Mrs. Clinton Ellis, Gurtha Lewis and Hoveta Cassady spent Sunday at the Bert Cassady home. • A large crowd attended the party at Loyd Downs' Friday night and re-, por having a nice time. and Mrs. Bert Cassady crease in November over sales of the; preceding month, but other wholfesalj- ing and jobbing lines" reported dot creases last month, the hidnthly re* view of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for tire Eighth Federal Re,-; serve District 'thews. . ',, Extreme cpijservatlsm in purchasing of commodities by the general public, merchants and other groups of consumers was reflected in further recession in trade and industrial activities. Relatively n better exhibit was made by-distribution than production the ratio of operations at manufacturing plants as n whole being slightly below that of the preceding month, and considerably less than during the corresponding periol last year. Although there was a further increase in the number of idle workers during November and early December because of the reduced rate of manu- acturing, this was offset partly by a i jaln in cjearical employment at retail | establishments incident to the holiday I trade. -< . i The .trend of commodity yalues ijownward served to emphasize cau " tlon jn the hiatter .of purchase, particularly of raw materials for future requirements. While as compared with last year average sales volume has declined heavily, the lower range of prices prevailing now accounts for a considerable part of the decrease. It thus .becomes evident that the unit volume of listribution makes a more favorable showing than the dollar volume, and that large quantities of merchandise continue to flow through distributing channels. The unusually • high temperatures prevailing have striously interfered with the movement of seasonal merchandise, particularly fuel , heavy wearing apparel and heating apparatus. The December 1 report of the U. S. Department of Agriculture showed' no marked change in general conditions as contrastel with the previous month. As an offset to large crop yields, there has been a further decline in market prices of farm, products. Reversing the usual seasonal trend, the volume pf retail trade in November, as reflected by department store sales in the district, was four per cent smaller than in October. The November total fell 10.4 per cent below that of last year. Combined sales of wholesaling and jobbing firms during Nove.mber were 4.6 per cent smaller than in the preceding month. Construction contracts let in the district in November were one-fifth smaler than the low October total, and 61 per cent less than in November, 1930. Freight traffic in this region continued the downward trend and the November total fell below thut of the same month in 1930 and 1929. The St. Louis Terminal Railway Association, which handles'Interchanges for twenty-eight connecting lines, interchanged 132,895'loads in November, against 144833 loads in October and 166,385 1930. Passenger ona cos a rnost beautiful legs in America" and later a dniicer for Zieglldld. Bodcaw No 1 Health is very good in this community at this writing. Everybody teemed to have enjoyed the beautiful sunshine. Everybody seemed to 'enjoy,the Christmas holidays. Albert Fuller and L. E.' Gresham made o business trip to Stamps Monday. Mrs. J. B. Tye and children made a pleasant trip to Patmos Friday. Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Mitchell and children enjoyed a Christmas dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mitchell. We are very glad to have Tracy Mullins back in our community. Mr. and Mrs. Author Fuller spent Christmas with Jessie Ware and family. Jim Skinner and Lillian Mullins of Oak Grove were married Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Martin and daughter, Bobby Nell made a pleasant' trip to Louisiana Monday. Eriless Gresham spent Sunday night with Berlin Tye. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Horton have moved in the house with his father until they complete their new home. Quite a number from this place attended the singing at Bodcow Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Joe England of Hope spent the holidays with her parents Mr.'and Mrs. O. L. Mitchell. ' Mrs. M. A. Coynes of Stamps is spending a few days with her daughter;; o fthis place. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Fuller have re.- turned to their home in Dallas after spending the holidays with his moth•v, Mrs. S. L. Fuller and family. Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Mitchell of Pres- cott, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Garrett of near Prcspott, Mr. and Mrs. Ed&»Downs of Bodcaw No. 2 nnd Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Mitchell and daughter, Sultt took Christmas dinner i with Mr. ahd Mrs. Carl Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Fuller and.fam- ily visited relatives in Stamps Saturday. Tracy Mullins who is employed in West Texas is spending a tew days with hii parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Mullins of this place. Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Bailey and daughter spent Christmas day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bailey of Hope. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fuller spent the week end with relatives in Stamps. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mitchell spent trie week end with relatives in Prescott. Mr. nnd Mrs. Charlie Martin and daughter visited a few days last week with his btttthcr, Johnnie and family in Louisiana. Jroy Grcenlee of Hope and Miss Faye Beckworth of Shovcr took dinner Christmas with Otis and Audra Fuller. Born to jwr- anu .mia. *?c*b ^-asi^^^j *T»,UU« *v««« — — Friday night, December 8, a girl, Mrs. {loads in November, i Cassady is not doing so well. We traffic decreased 28 per cent as com- Current slang may be short-lived, but any time you get into the bathtub with the water setaming, it's sure to "hot cha." Now Metropolitan Opera will be broadcast. Judging from the size of most opera singers, it's never been anything else. Here is a recent picture of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Depew, sought throughout the nation in connection with the kidnaping of Mrs. Nell Q. Donnelly, wealthy Kansas City garment manufacturer who was held with her chauffeur in a shack for 32 hours and then released without meeting demands for $75,000 ransom. Two men held as co-plotters implicated Depew. His wife formerly worked in the Donnelly home. . i hope she will soon be up. | Several from here attended singing at Hintpn Sunday night. N. J.'Cassady and son Elton, and Clinton Ellis, made a business trip to Spring Hill Sunday. "Now regarding this relativity idea —" began the man who digresses. "I have a high regard for a certain kind of relativity," interrupted Senator Sorghum. "Is there more than one?" "Oh, yes. The man with the most reliatives is likely to control enough votes to give him considerable political influence."—Washington Star. Death in Hollywood V ERY likely ypu didn't even notice the brief newspaper stories saying that Theodore Wharton died in Hollywood other day ; and jf you did you probably had not the f og- t notion who he may have been. But if you were! a moyje .. J5 years ago he provided a great deal pf your entertainment. , , For it was Wharton who devised and filmed the first of the serials. It was he who brought the famous "serial queen," Pearl White, to the screen. Pie also introduced such ojfMJme stars as Crane Wilbur, Milton Sills, Irene Castle and Marguerite Snow tq filmland, But not only was his movie fame quickly forgotten ; his fortune went with it, and after his death he was buried by the Motion Picture Relief Fund. Which proves, perhaps, that the rewards Hollywood offers its people are not always very lasting. t _ Johi» Wf IkM Booth Mystery H AS the body of the murderer of Abraham Lincoln Lincoln turned up in Chicago? Is the mummified form of "John St Helen," side-show curiosity, really the body of John Wilkes Booth? jPew prthodox historians will give any credence to this Utounding theory ; yet, such are the quirks of human nature. he story will probably linger, in footnotes and anecdotes, for eeniury £0 come, it to been vftffnt THIS CURIOUS WORLD —., i i .I i . mTTTjm r.TT'i'i F» %? A PAIMDROP CAN Neva? ATTAIN A ani The Opossum if A Bluff Springs Health in this community is pretty good at this writing. Sawing wood seems to be the order pf the day. Eddie Carlton and wife spent Saturday and Saturday night with her mother of near Bodcaw, Mrs. Matison Mrs. Emma Parris visited Mrs. Pearl Ellis Monday, who is on the sick list. •Mrs. Eva Ghormley and daughters spent Saturday night with her daught er Mrs. Ethell Calhoun. Dewey Dillard and wife were the guests of Roy Carlton and wife Saturday night. Buster Ghormley and wife, W. U Almond and daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Carlton, were the guests of L. 1 H. Parris and family Saturday night. May Ervin spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. F. A. Dillard. Miss Clara Parris Myas the guest of Misses Ruth and Blanche Purtle Monday. Mrs. Bertha Brockman of Bodcaw is spending a few days with relatives in this part of the community. Eddie Carlton and wife, W- U. Air mond and daughter, spent Sunday with R. L. Purtle and family. Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Shipp on the 27th a 12 pound girl. Olen and Lee Parris spent the holi days at DeAnn. Mrs. Elsie Williams were the guest of Mrs. E. M. Woosley Sunday. Mrs. Annie Harvin is still improving, hope she will soon be up again. Mrs. Winnie Purtle spent Sunday with her sister Mrs. F. R. Dillard. • Carl Ellis was in our community a while Monday evening. Hope everybody had a nice time Christmas and hope them a Happy Mew Year. pared with the same month a year ago. Estimate tonnage of the Federal Barge Line between St. Louis and New Orleans in November w* 86,400 tons, against 104,873 tons in October, and 83,000 tons in November, 1930. Commercial failures in the Eighth Federal Reserve District in November, according to Dun's, numbered 117, involving liabilities of 53,357,116, against 126 failures in October with liabilities of ?2,497,736, and 92 defaults for a otal of ?3,870,162 in November, 1930. Desert Expedition Jumped to Jail KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Ralph Wil liams had better select his automobiles with more care—lor his recent selection of Constable L. E. Norman's auto got him into jail. Williams was breaking into a house, Norman, driving by, noticed some men standing around a store and drove up to the curb. As he parked, Williams came out of the house and got into his car with the loot. Norman investigated and arrested Williams. What A Motorist! BOSTON.—Jacob Adams may drive an automobile, but he doesn't eyen know what mnke it is. This Handicapped police when they attempted .to rer- cover Adams' car which he had reported stolen. Adams had parked his car and, on returning, couldn't flnct it. Police found from the registry department what make Adams drove and set out to look for it. They found It near where it was originally parked. YOU CAN US?. YOUR CAR ALL WINTER it H//-HW.AV MAIHTtNANCE CRCWS WORK DM AND NIGHT, DURING STOBMS, TO CtM* ROMS lCE' KKP ON MAIN HIGHWAYS M SHOHT-CUJS ARC SAD W WWTW. (AMY SM'O ufmCM,MOKKPKIAlLY OK MOUNMM «AOB *»«*«* CORKCKOV KLKMMS KCHVfO fKOM HIGHWAY W/JtmNIS JO -- -— Switzerland produces a form of rock light enough to float on water and having the consistency of a sponge. Kn»« AS/. A I V MOUNTAIN ROAD AND PASS DATA In Washington—Snoqualmie will be kept open. During heavy snows on Blcwctt detour via Ellcnsburg Chinook and Steens closed for season. In Oregon---I3Iuc Mountain and Siskiyou will be kepi open Samiam and MacK.cn- zie closed for season. In California —Susanvillc usually open, Emigrant and Echo Summit will J>e kept open. All others closed for season. In Nevada—Emigrant will be kept open. In Idaho—U. S. 30-91 will be kept open. In Utah-U S. 30-S, 91-40-450-530 will be kept open. In Moniana-rU. S. 91 will be kept open t Jd.iho Line, U. S. 2 closed Browning tp Helton. U. S. 10 closed at Lookout Pass detour Missoula, Thompson Falls, Sani Point. U. S. 10-N closed Helena to Garri son. Bozcman.W. Yellowstone closed Heads in Yellowstone and U.S. 93 closei; lif Wyoming—U S. 30 and 87-E vvi.ll be kept open. U. S. 1<5 closed Buffalo-Te Sleep. U. S. 20 closed west of Cody U S. 87-VV closed north of Duboif In Colorado-U. S. 40-50-85 and_45 will be kept open or detours provides Inquire locally. How Flames Ravaged Railroad Shops LOS ANGELES.— An expedition int' Death Valley, that scorching strct of desert land 200 feet below sea '• has been at work attempting <J find trapes of prehistoric pccupa^i' a. The expedition is composed o/' .. group scientists from the Sf-'nwest Museum of Los Angeles, .d the Eastern California Museum .t Independence .Evidence pf scaj.tp." tt d India have been repp ed. first t| ' Wi8 s car ity l?ne railway

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