Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 2, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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** '/; - * ^i KIPJJUlil «L ...... " ' nn»fe AmtAMMM. SATURDAY. JANUARY 2.1982 .. -. ,«fK<ttfttmaBJBJ1t» ' UyteNUMBBB<8 . . J(BCraB!ijBSiPfti«»i.«*"«- " „?; n iinr-f— n r " •"""' ___^jj_ i, . County Committee Discusses Election PIansforJain.12 Special Meeting in Session al Hope City Hall Saturday COST IS~DISCUSSED jfiilure of Quorum Feared as the Meeting Is Begun Whether Hempstead county would hold the special sensational election scheduled for January 12 in which Mrs. Hattlc Caraway is the Democratic nominee, ^ opposed by two Independent*, remained In doubt Saturday as the County Central Committee met at Hope city hall to discuss possible arrangements. The committee had been summoned by W. S. Atkins, chairman, but at 2:30 only 13 of the 33 members were pres- , cnt, and quorum was still lacking. Although there has been no formal announcement, street rumors Saturday said the chief dispute has been over the cost of an election at this time. One estimate puts the cost at $500. D. B. Thompson, member of the County Election Board, was expected to lay tentative arrangements before the Central Committee, but he hadn't arrived at 2:30 when Chairman Atkins called the meeting to order: Members of the County Central Committee are: J, B. Beckworth, Otis Johnson, John Barrow, Jesse Burke, Ed Van Sickle, VT. H. Pigg, E. F., McFaddin, W. S. C, Co6k,.,W, M. Dijlard, Ly»y. W, C. Griffin. R. L. Gor•\i &-Gantry, George Jones, Ed, LoeTfihep Lane, N. R. Lewis, A. G. h; Willis Morrow, M. fFatrtek,' Rider, H. L. Sutton, Jerry Titr- Tftrpley,,lUitg Moses, Ku*- :*,% J,w, t 'jWStuart, B. J. 'jSGoodlctt and :^J ' r ^~ i !e Victim Pens Burial Note University Professor Kills Self Early, New Year's Day FAYETTEVILLE.— (/P) —A request that his body be cremated and "the 'ashes be thrown to the four winds," because "I wish to leave no grave over which anyone may grieve," was penned 1 by Rowland Benjamin Schaefer, youthful University of Arkansas language .instructor, before he shot and killed himself over a love affair, during a New Year's party, early Friday morning. "Death ends nil," he wrote further, it was revealed Saturday after the arrival of his father, Paul Schaefer, from Milwaukee, to take charge of the body. Other details of the note and a poem he wrote just before the shooting were not disclosed. His mother, prostrated, wus unublc to leave Milwaukee, As Bombs Strewed Death! TOP—Tragedy hovered over this scene. For shortly after, the picture nbove was taken, Charles Weaver (in center), a bomb export, was critically injured 1 by the explosion of one of these bomb-laden boxes at Easton, Pa. A few hours before another had exploded, killing two clerks ,and injuring three others in the Easton postofticc. At the right is Detective George J. Ryan, and at the left a state trooper, assisting in the examination of the fatal packages, The exploding bombs were two of seven addressed to prominent Italians in this country. BOTTOM—The shattered interior of a cage in the Easlon, Pa,, poslofficc is shown above after a bomb, exploding prematurely, killed two clerks and seriously injured others. Discovery of more bombs in the boxes shown o nthe ledge, at the right of the picture, revealed 1 a plot against the lives of seven prominent Italians to wrom the packages were addressed. Kiwanis, Host at New Year's Party L. M. Webb Succeeds R V. Herndon as President of Civic Club* Kiwanians ushered in the new year by entertaining their wives, severa visitors, and 1 three Texarkana Kiwan- ians, and their wives; arid by installing the 1932 officers and directors. It was a New Year's party, held at the Capital Hotel Friday night. Dr. R. Ri'Kirkpartcik, retiring president of the Texarkana Kiwanis club formally installed the new officers, pointing'•'outtt/the principals of Ki wanls service-aund mem\|»rship. r< A. •' Cr^itw , " " " ;<*. J\f.aa(jUa, •' 1(1,000 Persons Are. Forced to Move By Tallahatchie River 4> , ' •• • . lied Cross Appeals for National Aid for Flood Victims DISEASE IS FEAREb 3,000 Surrounded by Wat; i er in Need! of Rescue i and Food SUMNER, Miss.—IVP) — Estimating that; flood waters from the Tallatchie river have driven more than ten thousand persons from their homes ifld "there is danger of disease break- life out in the refuge camps," R, L. wird. Red Cross worker Saturday appealed to the Natl6nal Red Cross for niore funds, ftoard also asked /doctors and nurses at Clarksdale, Greenville and Greeny/cod to be ready for emergencies. (Mayor Meyer'of Glendora and the town council appealed for boats to carry the flood jeopardized thousands to a place of safety. Flood surveys by the Red Cross in the.towns of Glendora, Webb, Sum- nef and Charleston showed three thosuand of an estimated 5000 in the Tallatchie flood section residents were surrounded in their, homes by water and in need of rescue or food. . Many of the suffering are still projected by private farm levees but the main levees were becoming mushy. A bittr battle is .going on at the weak spots on the Matthew Bayou levee! a mile and a half above Glen dora and at Twilight levee two'mile farther'up. An epidemic of head colds is report ed to be sweeping the flood sections. Negroes Indicted In Stephens Slay ing Pair Waive Hearing and Are Refused Bond in Death of Farmer CAMDEN, Ark.—(yp)—Charged with the mvrder of J. B. Polk, 60, Stephens farmer, .Christmas Day, Lewis Blake, 40, negro, and his son, Elbert Blake, 19, Friday were held to the Ouachita county grand jury without bond. They waived examination. Both negroes signed written confessions but officers said they were convinced a bullet from Elbert Blake's pistol killed Polk. The Blakes were tenant farmers on Folk's farm. The shooting followed an argument over a debt. ' The elder Blake surrendered ufter the shooting and his son was arrested h at Stamps Wednesday. Army and Navy to Resume Big Game Service Teams Patch Up Quarrel and Will Play in 1932 NEW YORK— (fi'}— The Army and Navy will play football on their regular basis next fall. They broke off athletic relations in 1927. The quarrel between the two service teams occurred when the Navy, adopting the three-year playing rule in in force at all public colleges and universities, insisted that the Army do the same. West Point refused—and Annapolis cancelled the annual game. West Point permits use of a player who may have had three full years of collegiate sport prior to entering the military academy. Apparently, the annual game will be resumed with each acadefy following its own eligi- oility rules. Business Dissolved by Whatley and Keen The partnership of Whatley & Keen, operating a shoe repair shop on Division street, has been dissolved and a new partnership formed to be known 98 Keen & Parsons, according to an announcement in the legal notices of today's Star. P. C. Whatley has retired from the partnership, and J. W. Pwsons has be- ccon-; associated with C. % Keen, the suys. FLAPPER FANNY SAY& RIG. U.S. PUT-OFF. Big Fire Loss in Mississippi County Plantation Gin and Mill and Warehouse in Osceola Destroyed OSCEOLA—Two early morning fires destroyed the plantation gin, grist mill and seed houses belonging to the F. P. Jacobs plantation at Grider, south of here, and the warehouse belonging to the D. M. Moore Wholesale Grocery Company in Osceola Friday morning. The Jacobs loss is estimated at $20,000, and the loss in the Moore fire at approximately $, r >,000, including 100 tons of hay belonging to Mrs. J. D. Borum. The losses were partically covered by insurance. The warehouse is believed to caught from a defective light wire. Employes of the Jacobs gin were unable to cxpluin the cause of the fire whcih originated inside the gin. No ginning had been done in a week. The owners of both properties were out of town. The warehouse blaze originated about 3 Friday morning. A'passing motorist gave the alarm tor the Jacobs fire at 4. Osceola firemen, summoned from the warehouse fier to the Jacobs gin. five miles south of here, pumped water through 1,500 leet of hose from a drainage cunul to keep the fire from spreading to an of that cTiiB'i aM''Dlv t J.-'T.- Robinson, a member of that cfvic organization both spoke briefly. Dr. Smith invited the Hope Kiwanis club to meet with them at the Hotel Grim in Texarkana Wednesday noon, when the Rev. Geo. F. X. Strassner is to install their newly elected officers. The club had agreed to meet with the Texarkana aggregation at that time, in place of holding their regular meeting for next week* They will leave for Texarkana at 11 a. m. Wednesday. New officers of the Hope club who were sworn in Friday night are: Lylc Webb, president; the Rev. Geo. F. X. Strassner, secretary-treasurer; Jess Harbin, district trustee, and Parks Tishcr, vice president. The new board is composed of John P. Cox, Ira Halliburton, Dewey Hendrix, Dr. A. J. Neighbors, A. E. Stonequist, Pat Simpson and C. W. Weltman. R. V. Herndon, whose term as club president expried Friday night, thanked the club for their assistance in reducing the indebtedness of the organ, ization in 1931. Entertainment for the event was provided by Miss Eleanor Foster, who sang two popular songs. She was accompanied by Mrs. Kate Scott Holland. Leffel Gentry served as song leader, in his customary enthusiastic manner. The club entertained Leonard and Tom England, who captured the Ki- Seizure ^^f^toi A * i^MU^ )& -tiff^f^ff^'' Point Complet Manchuria .- —.'••. 11. '.—.*•• an •• -MM .MI. ..-•.- ^—.—ii., i ..in i i n—yg Arkansas Man Is Injured! in Fight WlNSLOW, Ark.— (ff) —Crawford county officers Friday Were seeking Millard Pierce on a charge of assault with Intent to kill 'resulting from an altercation at the Winfrey schoolhouse Thursday night in which Fletcher Meadows Was stabbed. Meadows is a brother of Everett Meadows, held as one of the robbers of the Bank of Winslow Wednesday. Meadows is in a critical condition) the attending physician Stating he took 100 stitches for wounds in the-abdomen, back and arm. Not a Shot as Chinese' Retire to; Have you hear4 the one about a Scotchman named' Sir Harry Lauder? Well, it seems the famous somedian went hunting at Hporgar, Scotland, recently, and brought home a rabbit instead of an «lk because he had heard somebody ' say that elks were "dear"! . ., . ' Visitor at Report Takes Fatal Leap William Snyder, New Jer- Facist Activities To Be Investigated Housjje Foreign Affairs. Committee Asked to Look Into Bombings WASHINGTON—(^Congressional investigation of Faciest and Anti- Fa ciest activities in the United States was proposed Saturday by Representative Ifish, New York Republican, who last year directed an inquiry into communist activities. > Fish' termed the wide spread attempted, bombings, which have taken three lives as a ''diabolical conspiracy" and drafted a resolution for an inquiry by the House Foreign Affairs Committee on which he is the rank- ing'member. " ( 'New; York Ariti Faciests demanded this investigation. 1 • rian Stop ony] „, : to Chin JAPANESE^ Island EmpireT to wanis pumpkin growing prize and Giles Gibson, Jr., member of the Hope troop of Boy Scouts, Other guests were Texarkana Ki- waniqueens, Mrs. R. R. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. J. T. Robinson and Mrs. C. A. Smith, who accompanied their husbands; Miss Lillie Middlebrooks, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Duckett, Jimmie Harbin and J. E. Davis. Hope Kiwani- queens who accompanied their husbands were Mesdames Dewey Hendrix, John P. Cox, R. V. Herndon, J. M. Harbin, and Lyle Webb. Miss Lillian Walker Was Visiting Sister in Flint, Mich. • BLYTHEVILLE.— Miss Lillian Walker, aged 22, daughter of Justice of the Peace G. J. Walker of Blytheville, was killed 1 in an automobile accident at Port Huron, Mich., Thursday night, The message did not give detail. The body will be brought here for burial. Until recently Miss Walker was em. ployed by a local department store. She was visiting at Flint with her sister, Mrs. J. C. Tann. Besides her parents and Mrs. Tann, she is survived by two brothers, Stan)ford Walker of Yarro, and Fred Walker of Flint, and another siser, Mrs. A. L. Lamb of Rockford, 111. Ij llu* illicit it's luu WUIIKI) adjuft'Jit store, filling plantation property. station and Gardens Honor Inventor Of Test for Butterfat MADISON. Wis— (JP)— The memory of Dr. Stephen M. Babcock, Wisconsin scientist ;tnd inventor of the butterfat tesf will be honored' by the planting of hollyhock gardens in at least 44 states. Seed for these gardens, to be planted on grounds of agricultural colleges and experiment stations ,was gathered this fall from the back yard of Dr. Babcock. A Babcock garden is being planted at the University of Gottingen, Ger- ir.uny. where Dr. Bubvock completed his Irainiiv. as well as at TuCIs ool- .i.-ji-, whiuli Uie i-eientist also attended. Catholics of Spain Are Urged to Defend Faith MADRID.—(/P)—Catholics of Spain were urged to unite in defense of the faith in a new years pastoral letter issued Friday by members of the high Spanish clergy who took occasion to launch a vigorous protest against the new Spanish constitution. That document,' they asserted, "denies the church the ordinary rights granted to citizens. The signers, including two cardinals, seven archbishops. 49 bishops and two vicars, urged that Catholics participate aetviely in civil and political life to defend the right of their faith. Film Operator Is Burned to Death Blaze Controlled Before Spreading but Attempt to Save Victim Fails HUNTVILLE, Tex.-(XP)—L. L. Hickson, 27, motion picture operator, was burned to death late Friday in a fire at the Dorothy theater. The operating loom was destroyed but Ahe flames were prevented fro mspreading to other parts of the showhouse. The film caught fire and the flames quickly spread over the operating room, occupied only by Hickson. Sam Paris, owner of the theater, was burned slightly about the face as he tried to rescue Hickson. The operator's body was removed after the fire had been extinguished. The afternoon show had just ended and none of the theater patrons knew of the fire unti Ithey were outside. Hardly a dozen people had been in the sho wat the close of the perform- ice. The operating room was about 12 fet square. A locked door proved an additional handicap to persons trying to reach Hickson. ',-jArk.—(jP)—William Sn#der, 50, real estate broker of New-i ark, N. J., jumped to his death from _ fourth floor window of the Majestic hotel here Friday night. Coroner J. P. Randolph said it was "a clear case of suicide." ; ' , Snyder, accompanied by a friend, William Smythe, also of Newark, had registered at the hotel abount noon Friday. Smythe told officers that Snyder had been despondent because of financial reverses during the past year. He also had been in ill health Smythe said. The body was found in a court of the hotel by the driver of a delivery truck. Snyder's watch, found near his body, had stopped at 5:55. The body was found about 7:30, but no report was made to police headquarters until after 11., No reason was given for the delay in reporting the death. Capt. Arch Cooper of the Police Department, who aided the coroner -in the investigation, said the door of Snyder's room had been locked from the inside and a heavy screen had been lifted from the window. Smythe told officers that Snyder's wife was scheduled to leave Newark Saturday and motor to Hot Springs. Charles Oliver helm Is Victim of Death GLEN HEAD, N. V.—Jfl 1 )—Charles Oliver Isclin, banker and sportsman whose yachts thrice successfully defended the Americas cup, died at his Long Island estate Friday. He was about 78 years old. Confined to bed since last spring Isclin hull suffered two |.i,,;'i>l.vlic strokes. Suspect Incendiarism in Fire at Magnolia MAGNOLIA. Ark.—Incendiarism is suspected in the fire which damaged the L. and A. railroad station here Monday night. Railroad officials reported that a trunk shipped from Texas and valued at $400 was in the structure, and that investigation revealed the contents were of little value. The flames were extinguished by a volunteer bucket brigade. Takes Life With Gun at Newport No Reason Assigned for Act of Mrs. Dan Wods, 31, at Her Home NEWPORT.— The body of Mrs. Dan Woods, aged 31, was found by Mr. Wood's when he returned from his night duties at the railway express office Friday morning, lying on a couch in the living room of their home. She was clad only in a night dress. There was a bullet wound from a .38 caliber automatic pistol in the chest above the heart. Death occured from three to five hours before the body was found, physicians said. A jury was empaneled' by Coroner Sam Rich, but on its failure to agree on a verdict, a second jury was em- paneled. The second jury returned a verdict of suicide Friday. No one Commits Suicide James Finck, New Year's Guest, Plunges Knife Into Heart NEW YORK—When America's call for the World war was sounded Jame Finck, 41, hof Galveston, Tex., wa a.mong the first to enlist.' He return ed with the Croix do Guerre, two dec orations for bra very ''pinned on him by General Petain, and a congressibna citation for valor. . Also, severa wounds. Hurrying up the street toward hi liome in Galveston, he was recognize' by a woman neighbor. She screamec It was thus that he learned that hi wife, notified erroneously that he ha been killed in battle, had killed her self and their four-year-old son. The shock made a mental wreck ou of him. He became, eventually, a pa tent in the veteran' hospital at Nort Port, L. I. Mrs. John Rohder, widow of h wartime buddy and who later remar ried, Friday invited Finck and An drew W. Whalen, a sailor, to spen New Year's Eve and New Year's Da at her home. The four played cards then retired. A few hours later Mrs. Rohder was awakened by a thump on the floor and found Finck lying there. "I've done it," he gasped, and a moment later died. He had gone into the bath room, set fire to the curtans and then plunged a bread knife into his heart. On previous occasions Mrs. Rohder had persuaded him against leaping from the tower of the Empire State building, and from Baking a suicide ride in an airplane. CHINCHOWY" ..__. IB first time in cen! ie Rising Sun ancient city,,sign! . he Japanese army 1 . Not a shot was'fiiL-- „_.-. The last CW nese , e -?Jrp6n ^ several hours befor f ^^ pation, completing dus which "began several, Cftinchow is the focal; p Sino-Japanese wftfr .. x , the extreme southern tiptop la," a seacoast jtowki, the'*" the Chinese railroad ' chUria and Chiha." Seizi the Japanese" have com;, vestment..,.of Manchuria:, ' step, if 'any^ China proper below;( Mukden,'-, from lya^i dispatches have'been r war, is the most -im'f in 'Manchuria;' and eir thrust the Chinese border.' British Vfcy of War LONDON — Commenting'' L,, _ Japanese occupation^ of Manchu^iS London Daily Mall says':' . -• <./ "The suggestion'which the of the Japanese make'js'lh.at seeking to annex MancHuria here is the granary and here ?1 ,, and iron mines which the Island . « . . -i. • A. ^t* _*L_J-j_r pire needs to make her self-cpritaii "I* t<, «»i< a thuf* Morlohiifta'-W» It is true that* Manchuria' 1 boundless range of fertile latids'ar is wonderfully rich ,in,,natui '~"~ sources; but the ambition of- J) to apply the crops and the cq the iron'of the vast area to tne'^p 1 poses of peaceful commerce.'' A-J^ "For one thing, she has' bad enay of continental adventures,.. "Her unhappy Shantung, where'she to remain as successor to thi mans, and in Kamchatka, whj efforts to develop a corner of', came to nought, have cured any further desire to take risks. > "Again, while-her 750,000 babies every-year make the of an outlet for her Increasing . lation one of pressing, importance, she knows that emigration to Manchuri* is no solution. ' "Her people can not eafist on the credibly low economic level of native Chinese and, therefore, in normal agricultural purusits would starve. As conductors and itiators of trade, however, Jhgre . room and hope for a^npt inconsiderabijj Kit Pedestrians Dodge Traffic Rather Than Use Tunnel ST. LOUIS.— (A 3 )— Human nature be. ing what it is, it might have been just as well for the city not to build a pedestrian tunnel at the busy intersection of Twelfth and Market streets. A check shows few use the recently completed safeguard. Almost without exception citizens on foot preferred could be found wh ohad seen Mrs. dudging traffic to walking up and Woods after 7 Thursday night. The pistol found on the floor near the body was the property of Mrs. Woods, kept by her for protection during the absence of Mr. Woods. Four cartridges remained in the pistol, and the empty shell was found on the floor near the body. Mr. and Mrs. Woods had a trival disagreement early Thursday night, but none suspected that she entertained any thought of self-destruction. Belief has been expressed that the tragedy is the result of an accident. No note was found and no motive has been assigned, i Besides her husband she is survived 1 The h; :ne of Percy J. Keith, on the ! by her parents, Mi-, and Mrs. Thomas Miignrli-'i i.vlor highway, was de- Banard of Bald Knob: two brothers, Mr.-vcd bv lire M,ud: ly niKht with :i Ja<* Banard of H:«rri.-:burs and (\lu:m.> BimarJ ef Buld Knob. element of Japan's industrious surplus masses." "Floods of Chinese, hostile tt) Japan, have been pouring into Manchuria in, ,-t recent years, and hove been taking the best land available, which made the Japanese task much hardw^ Japs Develop Resources "If Manchuria presents the tacle of a land with coveted : credit should be given to Jagap helping to develop these resources, s Her money and industry hav» largely.%; built up the hvtge soya-bepp. ticffas- *. The soya bean has great fopd velue, both for man and beast and the wixst$< product of the oil when fortnpd into bean cake.is famous as a food ftr 1 " horses and as a fertilizer. "Through the port of Dairen $0 great quantities of the fertilizer to be used in the rice fields of Japan ago. in agricultural areas all OVCC ft* world. * , down stairs and losing a few seconds' time. "AH the grown-ups walk over the street," said the policeman stationed at the corner, "and if I weren't here to make them use the tunnel all the kids would too." Magnolia Bank Merger Announced at Capital LITTLE ROCK.— (/P)— The Columbia County Bank and the Peoples' Bank of Magnolia have merged under the name of Columbia Peoples' Sank, it was announced Friday at the state banking Officers and di- Texa4 Woman )« Killed in Newjfear'§ Craifc HOUSTON, Texas.— (vP)— Mrs. I5dj» Haden Moody, 34, o! Galveston, former wife of W. L. Moody III, South Texas capitalist, died here Friday as a result of injuries sustained jn automobile accident on the Galveston road. Mrs. Moody and Albert of Qalveston, were *eceiy pital st $30 ». m- followtaf » collision between their automobu> jmfl a cotton truck south of Gfceao*- Mrs. ¥oo4y weeiwaj » li,ss of i t^CtMlVUMUll. V»»4»V.«*» WW* *** t «— ""' ! ' , - c*l 1 ri'ctcrs will be selected from the per- companion was id a crtUcaJ ja.nut.-l u£ the Vwy institulious. , wilU U»t«r«ai the skull and intern*! i

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