Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 5, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 5, 1932
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«r ',/!'' ta4/i4> ""' i . .T—*' j>..i. ... ...A . . J.t_ju_ 38-NUMBER W HOPE, ARKANSAS. .TOE8DAY, JANUARY 6,1982 LAYERS OF Are Being Chosen in Hope Tuesday C1 e c t i on Commissioners Proceeding With Plans lor Balloting Jan. 12 PAY, IS UNCERTAIN County Agrees to Buy Sup' plies, But Payment for Services Is in Doubt The Board of Election Commission- cm for .Hempstead county is proceeding with arrangements for holding the special senatorial election Tuesday, January 12, although it is not yet known whether judges and clerks will draw pay for their services. The election commissioners met in Hope city hall at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and bogan compiling the list of judges and clerks. 0. B. Thompson, one of the commissioners, told The Star that the secretary of state had ordered the election commissioners to certify the names of those who had properly filed and paid their fees, so that the • correct names might be placed on the local ballot—and the Hempstead commissioners construed this as being an order to hold the election. Mr. Thompson said that County Judge L. F. Higgason had agreed to approve claims for the printing of ballots and 'other election supplies, but was nonJcop'^i&X&gardlng paying the fees allowed by law for men serving as election judges and clerks. The County Democratic Committee, In session in Hope last Saturday, recommended that the special election be held and petitioned Judge Higgason to allow all the necessary expense ' claims? which are expected to total kbotit |500. J ~~^e Democratic nominee in next sday'/electlon is Mrs. Battle Cart- Gift Of Wheat Is 2 Houses Struck Congress Considers Disposing of Farm Board Hold' ingt—Red Cross Would Handle Distribution of Forty Million Bushels WASHINGTON-(dP)-John Barton Payne, National Chairman of the Red! Crow told the (hoUae commute /if Congress makes available the government owned wheat the Red Cross will undertake distribution of it to the needy. Payne testified before the House Agriculture Committee, which is considering a measure similar to that passed by the Seante Monday to release 40,000,000 bushels of Farm Board wheat for relief. Senate Approves WASHINGTON — (ff) — The Senate voted Monday to take 40,000,000 bushels of wheat from the Farm Board's bulging bins and distribute them to the needy. Its action climaxed a day in which criticism of the administration's relief policies resounded through the Senate chamber and committee roms. In one of the latter. Government Pinchot of Pennsylvania, whose name is linked with speculation on Republican presidential possibilities, denounced the Hoover program as "vicious." The Senate acted, without a roll call vote, after a vigorous debate. Democratic leaders asserted the appropriation of wheat was the equivalent of a dole, firmly opposed by President Hoover. The action was taken on a resolution by Senator Capper, Republican, Kansas, Democrat, Montana. and Whoever, jt had the approval of the Farm Board, which contends it should be compensated for the wheat. .. •: ' Testifying before a Senate Manufactures Subcommittee in hearing on proposals for unemployment relief by direct federal appropriations, Pinchot launched upon a cauatle, criticism of the administration's program of relief through local charitable contributions. "It takes money from the little fellow," he said. "It doesn't take It from the big fellow. It Is an attempt to get by without increasing taxes and letting the big fellows come In to share the load." Without prompting by the committee, Pinchot went': on to speak his views against the "Republican machine" which he blamed for defeating his state unemployment porgram; against Secretary Mellon for not lending $1.000,000 for the state unemployment fund; and against Senator Reed, of Pennsylvania, for saying Pennslyl vania can take care of her own problem. John L, Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America, joined in the committee hearing for Direct federal assistance, urging a special agency to take care of destitute miners and their families because they are not within reach of local assistance in many instances. (Continued on page three) Hospital Moving IVMW44 •« *»•»»• •••»»«• ^—•-•~, •• •of the late Senate Thad- two 'Independent candidates, Re» Floyd and Sam D, Carson. Friends of the late Senator Caraway in this county were talking Tuesday of making up a personal fund with which to pay election officers for their services in the event that the county refuses. Hope Revived For Control of Flood Food and Drinking Water Needed Now, in Tallahatchie Valley GLENDORA, Miss.-(#>)-Hope flick, cred through the raging Tallahatchle river valley flood Monday that major levees would hold the crest stage and more attention was focused on providing fuel, food, drinking water and medical care for the thousands marooned. Scores of armed guards were posted ready to shoot any one attempting to dynamite a levee to divert water pressure while hundreds of convicts kept up fresh sandbagging of overflowing dykes. Convicts toilbd waist deep in muddy water but the danger was by no means past. Glendora was less threatened by breaks than other sections. The greatest danger was about the Swan Lake, Webb, Sumner triangle of Cassidy bayou in Tallahatchie county and up the river about Asa and Mimms, south of Batesville, where active patrols were stationed. Jones Fredric plantation, just south of Glendora, was still In peril from overflows. The rise of the inland lake in Panola, Quitman and allahatchie counties was very gradual with the peak expected Monday night, Recession of the waters would offer additional threat, flood workers said, by undermning the dykes. Adj. Gen. J. M- Hairston of the Mississippi National Guard reported to Governor T. G. Bilbo after a week-end survey of Tallahatchie county that no troops were needed. "The need there," lie said, "is for bedding, clothing and medicine. The Red Cross is the only organization that can help." Mr. Hairston said there were 2,000 persons homeless within a 30-mile ra. dius of Webb, but that there appeared to be no immediate danger of loss of life. "Living conditions are deplorable," he said. "Corn cribs are under water, planting seed ruined, winter gardens are floode, smokehouses are full of water an hay has floated away. "Danger of disease and infection ex- .ists because of the drinking water situation, Most of the pumps are under water and 1 would recommend that railroads be asked to send box cars of drinking water to the area and additional box cars for housing purposes. "Bushes and trees are full of water bound coveys of quail. We saw lots of squirrels and rabbits roosting on float- ulia Inspection at South Main Plant Wednesday Julia Chester hospital is moving its patients, medical staff and equipment from the old building at Walnut and Second streets to its new permanent home on South Main street Tuesday. The new building, erected on the property recently acquired by the Hope St Hempstead County Hospital association, has just been completed, and will be ready for inspection Wednesday. ' Completion of the new hospital caps a long and successful campaign by the city and county association to place the institution In a permanent home of its own. The former location was in leased quarters.' The new. plant was built by the association" on propert ywhich it bought three ByLightningBolt Tuesday Morning ^ _ _ ; ' " ll East End of City Suffers Lightning Shock During Heavy Storm •'[ 1-3 INCHES' OF Cloudburst Rakes Hempstead County All Day Monday • ^ :• An electric storm of cloudburst. proportions swept Hempstead co'Uhty Monday, registering one of the^He&Vest rainfalls In many monthjr.'fShd damaging property in , the i r cutf of Hope. ? . ' * ' The residence otMrS. W N M. Siroud, 202 High street, was struck "By lightning after midnight Tuesday morning, the bolt wrecking the bathroom and plumbing fixtures as it traversed the building. Another lightning shaft hurtled down on the residence of Burher Missouri Robbers Believed Cornered Posse Surrounds Pair Sought in $1,500 Hold- Up at Blodgett CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.— (/P)-A posse late Monday was believed to have surrounded a woods into which two bandits escaped after having robbed the Bank of Blodgett at Blodgett, Mo., of between $1,500 and $2,000 shortly before 3 p. m. Monday. Blodgett is about 25 miles south of Cape Girardeau. County Badly in r Need of Program »'Tah»J>»*» ""'^"* W"<!f**'.l ^"'••• < * inE. Jacksoli«l»Iunu>u*j Writes Thoughtful Letter to The Star Editor The Star: In describing man, it is said that his ability to think things out seta him apart from all other forms of life. If this be true, the present economic conditions are a challenge to us to show our ability in this respect. We have problems that demand our serious attention, and their neglect will mean the waste of labor, capital and time. Hempstead county needs .'a con-, structlve program made to fit its own resources and needs. It is unwise to allow our local problems to go neglected, while we spend our time worrying over state and national ones. It is important that we select a few things that will add to our local income or add value to our prouerty, and then work to accomplish our goals. Permanent 'prosperity is based on a series of small successes and not on any get-rich-quick schemes. We have the factors that go into the making of a successful community if we get them to functioning properly. We must have confidence in ourselves, confidence in our resources and confidence in each other if we are to reach the state of development that we should. Our success will depend on how wisely we plan and then on how cffeciently we carry out our plans. Let's stprt something, we have as much right to make mistakes a; any one else. ' R. E. JACKSON. January 5, 1932 Columbus, Ark. Jones, 1125 East Third street, it reported. The detonations, about an hour apart, shook up residents severely\in the southern corner of the city.''*:*,':' Reports of the storm throughput the county were unavailable, although it Is regarded likely that farm homes suffered loss Monday night and Tuesday morning. Four and a third inches of rail fell between Monday morning anc early Tuesday, one of the heavies' 24-hour precipitations in • recent months, so the weather-recording Instruments of N. P. O'Neal, fecteu reporter, showed Tuesday. East Second street and Main were flooded during much of Monday, When the rain descended faster thantfh storm sewers were able to carry 1 11 off. , ' . - *••*• ,Where Six Were Killed By Desperado Thugs ByH End of Murd< __ Written With ' Pen T SHOT SIX Fugitive. Find I Turned oh' Second —Photo NBA, Chicago Bureau WHERE IT BEGAN—Militiamen, police and armed civilians are shown in front of the farmhouse near'Spring- field Mo Where: Harry Young, sought for two years as the murderer of a village marshal, and Young's brother battled with sheriffs and police who attempted to arrest Harry. The Young brothers killed six officers, wounded three and escaped. This was Saturday night, Tuesday morning the Young brothers were surrounded in a, house at Houston Texas—and finding themselves unable to escape from this second siege, the brothers committed suicide. HOUSTON, Tex, Harry You^f, Mi* officers, A vice and'* Tuesday ratl by officers' place of refuge. Jennings Was f«_ died abbut'an hour The manner JtfftidS led was rnnihlscentTc * near Spri they held cexs who killing six of ing to allow close enough to the 1 : the bodies/*' S The siege scene ay in Houston, Uut' fleers won. Boys Confess to Burning of FLAPPER FANNY SAY& In Sallisaw River K. C. Southern "Flying Crow" Derailed—Engineer Missing SALLISAW, Okla.— (ff) -Engineer Benjamin was reported missing, but all passengers were accounted for after the engine and baggage car of the Kansas City Southern Flying Crow, northbound to Kansas City, left the rails and plunged into the Sallisaw river, ifear here early Tuesday. A slide-in on" the track is said to have been the cause of the derailment. The train carried five coaches besides the baggage car. One other car was derailed and two others partially thrown off the track. Two sleepers attached to the train remained on the track. Ohio Sheriff Hears Story^ of Two Youths ^$«ftflMl?!*£lE^^ Set Fire to Building—Only One Escaped GALLIPOLIS, Ohio,— (ff>) —Sheriff Charles Swanson announced Tuesday that two inmates of the Boys Indus- ,rial School at Lancaster had confessed they made a fuenral pyre last spring out of a Gallia county log cabin, burning eight persons-to death. Revenge was the motive, the sheriff said, adding that the boys confessed because of stricken consciences. The boys said the cabin was occu- pied by James White, 40, and his children. Before setting the building oh fire, the boys nailed up the doors arid windows to prevent any escape; but George White, 12, managed to get out with severe burns. The fire-bugs, later were sentenced to Lancaser for an automobile theft, but would be returned here for prosecution. Plug uooj Is a racket to girls who Uk« the gam* best wlwu It's U.VC. Body Discovered In Ice Car Bunker Fumes or Exposure Believed to Have Caused Mis• sourian's Death JONESBORO^-Johnnie Green, 27, of Warrensburg, Mo., is > believed to have met death either from the deadly fumes in an ice car or from exposure. His body was found in the bunker of an ice car Monday night on a Cotton Belt train arriving from Brinkley, by Lonnie Drake, Cotton belt car clerk. A hand was caught in the trap door of the ice bunker. It is believed he had tried to climb' out of the bunker. He had been dead only a few minutes when found. Green was last seen at Brinkley when he boarded the freight train. John Bell of Pitcher, Okla., and Mike Welch of St. Louis, Mo., told officers they suw Green board the .train and were questioned by him as to the route he should take to reach hi:> home at Warrensburg. They said he then lowered himself into the ice car and was not seen again until his body was discovered. Officers notified the parents o Green and instructions were received to ship the body to QN".eola, M". wu: u member of 9 well known family i ;a Win rcnsburg. 7-Point Gain For CottonPastWeek Exports to Orient for Year Twice Total Shown During 1930 MEMPHIS—(U. S. Dept. Agricul lure)—The cotton market during the period December 26th to 31st (January 1, holiday) witnesed a steady undertone with quotations December 31st about 7 points higher than those of December 24th. Demand for spot cotton both domestic and foreign was said to have >een only fair during the past week with the lower grades attracting more attention than the higher ones. Sales of spot cotton as reported by the ten markets for the past week amounted to 133,600 bales as compared with 146,807 the previous week and 46,537 for the same week'the previous season. , Average price middling 7-8 inch as compiled from the quotations of the ten markets December 31st 5.69 cents compared with 5.96 cents December 24th and 9.02 cents on December 31, 1930. Exports during the past week were fairly heavy and to December 31 amounted to 4,000,000 bales, compared with the like quantity a year ago for the same period. Exports to Japan and China combined to December 25th this season amounted to .600,000 bales against about 640,000 for the like period a year ago. According to the New York Cotton Exchange Service world consumption of American cotton -in the first four mounths of this season was about 10 per cent above that in the same period last season. The Orient registered by for the greatest increase over lasl season. Great Britain showed the next largest relative increase whereai the continent of Europe was still lagging behind last season. Sonsumptioi in the United States for the perio< under con.-adei'ation was i£ome\v}iat nu.it than lust season. Legion,to Observe Bodenhamer Week Former Commanders to Be Honored in Drive for Members INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The member, ship contest of the American Legion between past commanders is on in full swing. One week is to be devoted to honoring each past administration, beginning with that of Ralph T. "Dyke" O'Neil, January 4-10. One by one, as the weeks progress, the past national commanders are contacting their past national vice commanders, their past department commanders, and they, in turn, are issuing calls to their past commanders and past vice commanders by districts and posts. Theoretically, there are more than 20,000 past commanders and vice commanders to contact by each past national commander and! past Department rommanders. ' Past National Commander O. L. Bodenhamer has written all his former vice commanders and department commanders, who are busily engaged now in getting ready for the 'Bodie" week beginning January 11. Any past commander who has not been contacted personally should consider this notice sufficient to bring : orth int oactive participation all the .oyalty once shown this former na- .ional leader of the Legion. One member each, enrolled in honor of "Bodie" by every past post commander and every past post vice commander of the administration concerned, will be a distinct mark o£ honor to the past chief. Drowns in Ditch t as Car Overturns 0. L. Barnett of McRae Loses His Life in Accident NEWPORT—O, L. Barnett, aged 55, farmer of near McRae, drowned about 7:30 p. m. Monday when his car, a Ford touring car with top removed, turned over in a water-filled ditch on the highway near Amagon, about 15 miles southeast of Newport. He was identified by a receipt found in his coat pocket, issued by a gin company at McRae w A son, Lester Barnett, was notified at McRae Monday night, after the body had been discovered by persons walking along the highway. The sheriff and an undertaker brought the body to Newport, where it will be held until his relatives, who live in the country near McRae, arrive. Lester Barnett said his father had been on a trip to Missouri and evidently was en route home when the accident occurred. Bulletins LITTLE ROCK.— (/p)— William Alton Vandergrift, 3, wu Wiled and Us father, C. M. Vandetgrlft, 3, was seriously Injured TueUay when their light truck' was Ut by ,,the,Mlssouii Padflc Ralnboy 3pec- -tel jrt'ar crossing neat here. , , «5$,V^-v,«¥4 '" :*•£*•*' v ->-•*} NEW TORK.-(/P)-Unttea States Attorney George Z. MedaUe said Tuesday that the federal corrupt practices act had been violated in the filing of the Democratic National Committee's annual .report for 1928, which was signed by James W. Gerard as treasurer. Medalie said, however, that prosecution was. barred by the threc- . year statute of limitations. . CAIRO, 111.— (/?)— Having traveled more than half of 2,100 miles down the Mississippi river in a flat-bottomed boat, Randl Lerohl, Wisconsin scrubwoman, abandoned her voyage Tuesday on the advice that further voyage would be. dan? gerous. She probably will continue by steamboat Former Hope Woman Dies at Texarkana TEXARKANA—Funeral services for Mrs. R. G. Frederick, who died Sunday at her home, 2103 County avenue, Texarkana, were held Monday afternoon at Arkadelphia, her originial home. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mamie, Annie Laura and Marsaret| one son, Robert; and four brothers and sisters. The Ijtiieriek family are well known in UV.F city, having lived here Two Highways Are ClosedBy Flood Traffic Is Suspended Between DeQueen and Locjcesbiirg Tuesday LITTLE ROCK—(#>)-Rains earl Tuesday forced the Saline river nearl, two feet over some portions of th new highway bridge below Sheridan High water has forced the closin of the highway between Sheridai and Fordyce, No. 167 from Little Roc to El Dorado and the Louisiana line and has also compelled the closing o the highway from Lockesburg to De Queen in Sevier county, western Ar kansas. i Fouth Boy Held In Assault Case Preliminary Hearing to Be Held at Mena on January 7 MENA, Ark.—Jesee Voughan, of Mena, surrendered his oldest son. Rex Vaughan, to Sheriff John E. Joplin, Saturday and saw the youth lodged in jail to answer charges growing out of the assault upon Officer Bill Harris. Young Vaughan was captured in Oklahoma after eluding local officers for four days and was brought to Mena by his father. Vaughan was the fourth of the quintet charged with assaulting the Mena officer to be locked up. The preliminary hearing, scheduled for Saturday in Justice Smith's court, was continued because Harris was unable to appear. Prosecutor Attorney Jackson of Nashville, came to Mena and after filing charges of assault with intent to gill, obstructing process, riot and criminary conspiracy against the End of HOUSTON*, ,Te-_Young was shot to- v < house in the east and Ms brother, taken to, a The two hemselves, pol ing shots with" and get Japan Apology Claim That Chamber! Treated Jap Soldier u.r a nuniei to 'iVx:irU:ici:i oi years before moving aceussd, arranged for the preliminary ; to be held ThwscU.y. January 7. Queen Helen May Return to Throne King Carol of Houmania Said to Desire a Reconciliation BUCHAREST. — King Carol an Princess Helen of Greece will be reconciled after all, according to reliable information obtained Monday ngiht. She now is in Germany on a holiday and will be visited soon by Constantine Argetoiano, the king's finance minister, who is now touring European capitols trying to pick up loans. Before Argetoiano left Bujharest last week he is reported to have received King Carol's assent to patch up his troubles with bis former wife- Carol, it is said, followed" not so much the dictates of his heart which still remains attached to Mme. Lupescu, but the counsel of friends, who advised him that the weakening position of Roumania could be greatly bolstered by making Helen queen- Reports here say that Mme. Lupescu "would be well taken care of." but would' quit Bucharest. itfMg . lean government Tuisdmy^wlthheld.!^ formal acceptance of Japan's apol| L ogy for the attack on, the An ~ ican Consul Chamberlain. Ja had expressed sincere i MUKDEN, gies of the Japanese government conveyed to the American ~ general Monday for tbev 4 *. three Japanese soldiers Sunday on Consul Culver B. Chamfc Lieutenant Colonel Matsui, of the staff of General Shlgeru Honjo, 4 Japan's Manchuhian commander, ex* pressed the opinion that Mr. Chamber*lain was attacked because he ha.d, treated Japanese soldiers "as if they were Chinese." At a preliminary hearing conducted by Japanese authorities, it was, brought out that the three men wl\o ; set upon Mr. Chamberlain as he stepped out of an automobile bearing the United States flag and coat of wins, blamed the American's "arrogant, pr»r vocative attitude" for the trouble. The Japanese government's apok>» gies were presented to Myrl S. Myers, American consul general, by Kasuhito, Morishima, temporarily in charge flf the Japanese consulate. M. Morishima informed MA that Lieutenant Colonel Hyak chief of the Japanese military sion at Harbin, had expressed the, apologies of the army to Mr, Cham* berlain. After being treated fop his wounds—which included two d*ep gashes in his face-Mr, Chamberlain continue don his way from Muk/Jen « to Harbin- He is taking up his post ^ there after a vacation in America, Two privates in the army and a Japanese interpreter, temporarily engaged because of his knowledge qf Chinese, were identified as the three attackers, M. Morishima said. He ill- formed the consul-general th*t the. interpreter had been dismissed aB4 the two privates arrested pending decision about whether they should bf court-martialed. Japanese authorities, he said, considered the privates less, culpable than the interpreter. "The immediate cause of this UB- fortunate incident seems to have been that Mr. Chamberlain the Japanese soldiers as if they Chinese," Colonel Matsui said. Japanese soldier is proud, and Japanese manners are and these soWfers «wsjstere4 ( ChaiaberUaa's manner insujtog- ConSVllftT CflHfJMUfffi IffiQ Mr. Chamfeertoln, described unusually o,uie| aftd wUw-mg me». 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