Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 8, 1932 · Page 1
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" (< i< v :v\*v*iy „.„., £^...i.A^jf TBB IVE&TflRi Sur of Hop* found** W9» H»|>» Dili* f»rtn, J9i7t CoH«»UcU(td M H«p» Star, Jtftuttf 18, 1929. MOPE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8,1932 EObUME 88 NUMBER. 68 Mn« N«w«p«p«f BntttptfM Ali'ii. ORATIO enies Threats to Man Who Tipped* Officers o Harry Young, Third Member of Family Not Held in Slay ings Springfield, Mo., Officers Do Not Believe He Aided in Killing Officers T HR E A TS REPORTED Notorious Slayers of Six Officers Found Slain in Aapartment HOUSTON, Tex.—(/P)—Paul Young, '"' brother of Harry and Jennings Young, Slain desperadoes, appeared Friday at police headquarters and denied that he made threats in coneclion with the trapping by the police of his brothers, '•Wanted for the slaying of six Springfield, Mo., pence officers last Saturday. .Harry and* Jennings were trapped in a cottage here Tuesday and eithui committed suicide or killed each other. SprlngfielcLpolice said they believed Paul was ut , "'* -cted with the slayings there, i '. : Reported Threats HOUSTON, Tex.—(/P)—J. F. Tomlin- spn, whose tip to police led to the discovery of the hiding place of Harry and Jennings Young, Missouri slayera who killed themselves here in preference to.-'6urrender, was reported unof- (IptaUy Thuisday to have received threatst against his life. Police Chief Percy Heard refused 1 to comment on the reports, other than to say he might have "something Gandhi Leads Revolt From Behind Bars i ; Mw; TomBnson denied any threats had been received. Tomlinson, reported by her to be somewhere in the city iigoing about his business as a cnrpen- *t*jr contractor, had not been found by reporters. Chief Heard declined to say whether police protection had been provided for the contractor. Meanwhile a decision as to where the brothers who shot themselves Tuesday in Tomlinson's home when a posse surrounded it, would be buried still had not been made late Thursday. Police issued orders for Paul Young, brother of the killers, to be arrested if he appeared here, although he had been exonerated by Missouri officers of any complicity in the murder of the officers. Detective Chief Krik Irwin would not say why he wanted Paul arrested except to remark: "We just want to get a look at him »nd tulk to him. Besides we have two minor charges against him." Mahatma Gandhi, wizened idol of India's masses, may prove more of »threat to Great Britain in prison than he did free. From behind the bars, Gandhi is still leader of the revolt against British rule. Pictures within this outline map of India show Gandhi at his spinning wheel, reading and reclining on a hard pallet on the floor, where he sleeps. The mahatma took his spinning wheel to prison, Sweetheart Killer Held In California Hope-Emmet Game Scheduled Friday Third Game of the Season for the Local High School Boys Coach Wilkin, of the high school, announces a basketball gume for Friddy night between the high school team and a team from Emmet. The Emmet quintet is reported as being one of the strongest teams in this section, having won several games this season. Hope has only played two games, one with Lewisville and the other with Washington, winning both of them. The game Friday night is expected to draw a large crowd and will begin promptly'at 7:30. Murderer at Large Since 1926, Identified in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Calif.~(^)-Awnit- injt; word from authorities at Prairie Do Chien, Wis., police Friday held » man identified as Erdmnn Olson, charged with murdering his sweetheart, Clara Olson, in September '1926. Miss Olson's body wits found in a shallow grave nenr the home of her parents. The girl who was shortly to become u mother was beaten to death. Erdmnn Olson, 18, a student at Gule College disappeared before the body was imcarthed but was held responsible for the killing by a coroners inquest, Arkadelphia Youth, Long Missing, Found ARKADELPHIA—Mrs. Ern Ross of this city is rejoicing after receiving a telegram from her brother, Ray Davis, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, whom she had not ssen or heard of for the past 10 years. In 1921. as a mere lad he walked away from home and ths family could not find him and never heard from him until Tuesday. In his message to his sister here Ray said he was a commissioned officer with the Second Signal Corps. Auto Plunge Victim Is Still Unimproved ARKADELPHIA—The condition of Mrs. Harvey Robcrson, badly injured in an auto accident near Delight early Tuesday, was reported as unimproved Thursday, She is in a critical condition with injuries to her back and head and internal injuries. Ah X-ray was made to determine the nature of her back injury. The car in which she was riding plunged off the end of a bridge which became unmoored because of the flooded condition of the small stream. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS; ma. u.s. PAT. Off. Burned by Tar, He Leaps in Auto's Path HOT SPRINGS-J. D. Sampson, local resident, was a victim of two accidents Thursday afternoon. Hot tar he was applying to the roof of a Central avenue hotel burned him, and he jumped to the street, only to be struck by an automobile driven by W. E. Priest, Little Rock who stopped and gave the man immediate assistance. Sampson was cut and bruised by the car ,und is in St. Joseph's infirmary. Hwrry Baker to Run for Columbia Sheriff MAGNOLIA—Harry Buker is the first in Columbia county to announce {or thjB office of sheriff. Baker, son oi the late N. L. Baker of Calhoun, \yus bc-i'n and reared in this county, and was at Camp Pike in service dur- iftg the war. He has been an active member of the American Legion since Us organization. He baa been in the Heiylce o| tbe fire department and was elected chief by the «ity wuwil in Damages Refused In Death of Man Widow Sought Payment for Death of Husband by Suicide PRESCOTT—A jury in Circuit Court here Thursday returned a verdict in favor of W. L. Britt and R. E. Delaughtcr against Mrs. Alice Shell/., who was suing for damages charging her husband became despondent and committed suicide following an injury received while working near Boughton. He was building a road when three of his ribs were broken. Britt and Delaughter are well known mer- chanls and farmers of Boughton, and are interested in road building projects in Arkansas and Louisiana. The plaintiff had introduced his tes- imony when court recessed in the case of Howard R. Jackson against the Prescott and Northwestern Railroad Company. Jackson is a resident of Little Rock. During 1926, while an engineer, he was severely scalded when his engine turned over in the local yards. He received 512,000 in settlement of his claim, but charges his injuries were greater than physicians informed him at the time of the settlement. Prosecuting Attorney Carl E. Bailey of Little Rock is one of the attorneys for Jackson. An :icr«mU»>i wl"ver Is tb« wily ptn-io who <to«s«'i «*«<* t»» take, I-JX, 01,1 (9 Sill I'll. Sanitarium Planned by Magnolia Doctors MAGNOLIA—Magnolia is to have a hospital. Dr. W. H. Horn and Dr. T. S. Jordan, both of Taylor, Columbia county, who have been in charge ol the Taylor hospital for several years will operate a sanitarium in the two- story brick building on the corner ol South Washington and West Calhoun streets, owned by A. A. Reid. Re- mcdeling of'the structure is in progress and when the. walls have been made new and sanitary, the sanitarium will be ready for occupancy. The op- ciating room and 12 rooms for patients will be arranged on the second flool while the nurses' department and re- nUon rcoiiu will occupy thu f.is. )!„..!. ' Legion Drive For Members Is Begun 20 Men Named on Campaign Committee for Local Post In a final drive for 1932 members the county American Legion post starts oday a Chicken and Beans contest dinner. This post is near the bottom 'or the disrtict, which, in turn, is third 'rom the bottom of the sixteen dis- ricts in the state, and this contest is jcing staged to place the Hope post in more favorable position. Twenty men were appointed on a membership committee by the post at ,hcir meeting at the city hall Thursday night. The ten men who secure the most members each will be banqueted at a chicken dinner, to be paid for by ;he men who secure the smallest number, who will dine only on a fare of beans. , This committee is as follows; C. J. Allen, Terrell Cornelius, John Dawson, James Embree, J. C. Hall, M. V. Gunn, Ira Halliburton, Dewey Hendrix, B. C. Hollis, V. E. Smith, Charley Taylor, Lyle Webb, B. L. Wellborn, Sidney Stone (McCaskill), A. H. Wade (Blevins), Finis Johnson (Washington), Chester Lester, Fulton, Tom Yocom, Jerome Drake and Cecil Wallace. The post passed a resolution endorsing and recommending the request made to American Industry by the Naitnal Employment Relief Commitee of the American Legion. This committee has asked for a six hour day, and a five day week, in order to distribute employment to as many people in industry as possible. Two Die in Grade Crossing Accident Qil Operator and Mother Die as Passenger Demolishes Car LONGV1EW. Tex— (&}— A passenger train demolished an automobile on a grade crossing four miles west of Kilgoro Thursday killing t ,A. Z. Rod- gevs of Oil City. La., and his mother. Mrs. J. Rogers, 70. Low bunging fog aparently prevented Rodger* from seeing the approaching train until too late. Rodgeis' wife left the party a few minutes before the wreck to visit a daughter living near Kilgore. Rodgers, a drilling contractor and oil operator, moved to the East Texas i-ll field about six months 4:40. es- , U'.s headquarters at Glado- 50 Per Cent Gut ipeachers' Wage pay Save Schools Oj A. Graves, Hope District Attorney, Reveals 4 Teachers' Assistance P|:QUIRE~TEST SUIT Much Depends on Whether Debt Limit Is $60,000 or $80,200 Hope's school teachers have agreed to a 50 per cent reduction in salaries provided the Board of-Education can finance other expenses for a full nine- months term, and a threatened suspension of local schools at the close of the 'f irll semester this month may be, averted, O. A. Graves, attorney for the Hope School District, told the Rotary club at luncheon Friday in Hotel Barlow. The plight v of the public schools of Arkansas was discussed fully by Mr. Gfaves, who devealed for the first tittle in a public statement that there wjis grave danger of Hope's schools shotting down at the end of January. Mr. Graves, who spoke as a private citizen and not officially for the district, said the crisis was provoked by thte passage in the 1931 regular session of, the legislature of the school recodi- fieation act, which limited all indebtedness of school districts without giv- irig a legal status ro the floating, or unbonded, debt that existed prior to passage of the act. recodification acO 'he ; said 'bundleSTup afl''We t %criobls laws m the state into one new law." We are par- licularly concerned with the provisions of the law which aimed to put the schools on a cash basis, just as amendment No. 11 in 1924 attempted to pi cities and counties on a cash basis. Cash Basis, Aim "The purpose was good; but it was contemplated at the same time to provide additional revenue and power to clean up the floating or unbonded indebtedness, so that the schools might start on a cash basis and observe the law from the beginning. "This follow-up legislation, however fell by the wayside. The legislature stipulated that the total indebtedness of any school district must not cxceet 7 per cent of the assessed valuation of the district. If the district was already over that limit, then bonds could not be issued to absorb curren indebtedness or for any other purpose whatsovcr. "For many years the Hope schools had borrowed a year in advance o their revenues. Taxes were levied it the spring, collection were made in July—but these funds were absorbe< by outstanding warrants; and in Sep tember the schools had to borrow money again for the coming year. Floating Debt Overlooked "This was our condition—and we were in the midst of our construction program for the new high school building—when the legislature passed the recodification act limiting indebtedness and, accidentally, prohibitng school dslricts from recognizing their floating debt which actually was just as much an obligation as their bonds. "The law says that whenever the school directors find they canno^. operate within the debt limit thcy\ must close the schools, or by exceeding the legal limit will make themselves personally liable for the excess indebtedness. "The teachers of the city have generously consented to accept 50 per cent of their regular salaries for Ihe balance of the school year, providing the board can work out other details in order to finish the second term. It is likely that a friendly suit will be filed in the near future to determine what the real debt limit is. "The Hope district has an estimated annual revenue of $60,000, and at the time of the passage of the recodi- fication act had a floating or non- bonded debt of' $80.200. The law is clear on one point .that the total indebtedness must not exceed 7 per cent of the assessed valuation of the di.>- tviet; but it is not clear whether our current debt limit is our $60.000 annual revenue, or the $80,200 mark where we rested at the time of the passage of the new law. "It is my own belief, and the belief of one of the leading bond attorneys in the state that our actual limit is $80.200 instead of $60,000. This is the point we propose to test at law. Possible Balance Seen ••Assuming the $80,200 limit, then, we have outstanding warrants to date cl $55,000. leaving a borrowable balance of $25.2UO. An additional $8,000 Coxey Marches— In Mayor's Office Fulton GreeH Identified as of Three Ban< Escaped $itl In Daylight of Sevier Bulletins MEMPHIS—(/P)—Randhl Lcrohl was met by a welcoming committee when he landed from the electric tow boat, Louisiana Friday. SAGINAW, Mich.—(/P)—Joseph Warren Fordncy, member of Congress for 24 years and co-author of the Fordney-McCumbcr tariff of 1931, died Friday at.the age of 78 years. General Jacob S. Coxey, 77, famous for his hunger march on Washington nearly 40 years ago, Is shown above as he entered his offices after being sworn in as mayor of Massillon, O. He plans to issue bonds to be used locally as currency to end depression. Former Resident to Present Singers •• . /• ; l-:w-.. : *_"• _'•.•«• ,.M- ( • . • -.. . • *-•«•• -—' »*• •«n,,sXi3t. Texarkana Choir to Sing Here Sunday After- •' noon January 10 The immortal cantata"The Coming of the King" by Dudley Buck will be sung in the Episcopal church of our city Sunday afternoon, January 10, at 3:15 by the choir of the First Biptist church of Texarkana under the direction of Mrs. Helen Ruffin Marshall, and Mrs. Loyd White, organist, featuring some of the best vocal talent of the southwest. Those who have heard this masterpiece of Mr. Buck's composition are loud in their praise of its wonderful thrilling interpretation of the matchless Christmas story. These visitors have spent much time and work in preparing for the rend- tion of this great Sacred Cantata and arc coming at their own expense to sing it for the people of Hope. It is hoped and urged that our people will show their appreciation by giving the visitors a worthy hearing. Our people enjoy good music and should fill the auditorium to its full capacity for this feast of song. There will be no admission charge but a free-will offering will be taken all of which will be given to the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Marks Episcopal church. I must be deducted for interest on 'he buided debt—leaving a net balance of $17,200 that may be available this >eai in t vent the district sustains its point ul law." Mr. Gisv.:; dis.-usssd the construc- (CoiiiiniK'il on page fuui 1 ) Guardsmen Will Play Rocky Mound Game Scheduled to Begin at 7 O'Clock Friday Night The National Guard basketball team, who have gained considerable reputation during the past week or so have scheduled a game for Friday night with a team from Rocky Mound, rural community three miles east of the city. This game will be played at 7:30 o'clock at the armory at Fifth and Walnut streets. Rocky Mound is reported to have a Mrcng team this year and a fast, snappy game is expected. Several other games have been tentatively scheduled by the guard team tor next week. Green Notorious; as Bandit, i 1930 Drouth Set Record in f St^te Fulton, With 126 Days in 1897, Held Record for 33 Years NEW ORLEANS-^/?)— An analysis of drouths in Arkansas presented before the American Association for the Advancement of Science by Harvey S. Cole of the Little Rock weather bureau showed that although the state has had longer drouths over small areas, the one of 930 in reality set a record for territory affected and dis- asterous results. Colle said Arkansas observers agreed that periods of 5 days without rain in summer will begin to damage crops in the hills, but not in <lhe lowlands, and that such, short periods wll do no damage hi winfer.vHoweyeT,; for, a basis, all 'IS-flay periods without rain in sum.mer and all 20-day "periods without rain in winter were included in the drouth table which he presented with the analysis. . This table showed that there were 844 periods in the 33 years of records in Arkansas considered severe enough to bee ailed drouths, 204 of them being lor only 15 or 20 day periods. The number decreased rapidly for the longer periods, only 10 being listed for 100 days or longer, The average number of druoths per year is 2.13; for drouth of. 20 days or more 1.62; for 30 days or more 0.69; for 40 days up 0.39; for 50 days up 0.26; and for 100 days up 0.025. The longest drouth in the 33-year period was 126 days at Fulton in 1897, the 125-day drouth at Dardanelle. the same year being a close second. A drouth of 138 days occurred at Little Rock in 1887, ten years before the 33- year table started. "However," Cole said, "the 138-day drouth of 1887 with 3.34 inches of rain was not as severe as the 107 rays of drouth and only 0.87 inches of rain at the same station in 1930." HELD AT MAL Mafvern Cashier Him in Bank Rot There Also DE QUEEN, Ark.— (if Green, who was sent* to . cade ago with Tom Slaughter^ killing of a Hot Springs depu was held here Friday onfall robbing the bank o! Horaiio 1 Gren was brought hSwjffc night from Malvern, wherg faces a bank robbery charges identified by 'the cashier of ,-tti , He was held in the sum v of' bond. ~ " "* Daylight Bobbery/ The Horatio bank was ro daylight on%ril'13, last men participated hi the secured $7,500 and escaped.; battle with officers near Bombs Reported On Mail Steamer Intended for Premier or King Emanuel Is Report in Rome • ROME.— (#>)— Officials guarded all ports following receipt of information that bombs intended for Premier Mussolini and King Victor Emanuel were on the high seeas in the hold of the mail steamer Exealibur, on the way from the United States. Anit Faciest bomb plots were also discovered at Paris and Nice. Two Escape Death Stream Near Stamps STAMPS, Ark.— Bodcaw nxvk out ci its banks and over the highway just outside the city limits late Wednesday afternoon and night proved a SLiious menace to motorists traveling the Stamps highway from Lewisville. Tracy A. Harrell of Lewisville. went into the creek off the highway and \v^.- forced to swim out in v>ater that was well over six feet in depth. The jar was removed by a wrecker. Ennis Bryan of Texarkana of the Creekmore Motor company was another driver to lose the roadway and go into the deep water. He escaped without difficulty other than getting wet. The vyatws had receded to an ex- cnr that ^nniltsd t'.ai i.- to ;a « liis i.'vint laic Thjr.\d;'.v. Camden Plans Annual Farm Outlook Meeting CAMDEN— E. H. Reid, economist for the state extension service of the University of Arkansas, will be the principal speaker at the annual farm outlook meeting^ to be held at the Camden Chamber of Commerce Monday, January 11, County Agent'Paul Carruth has announced. Every farmer and business man in the county is invited, according to Carruth, These meetings were started a few years ago and much good has resulted from them, according to the farm agent. The prospects for the coming year will be discussed and first hand information on crops will be presented by experts. An Oversight The name of one 1932 baby was unintentionally omitted from the Baby Page in yesterday's issue of the Hope Star. Baby Mary Pauline Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Wilson, will be presented with a beauti- tul baby ring if their parents srf' 1 « a ^ at Keith's Jewery store. The firm announced they would make thjs present to the first 1932 baby bora anywhere in Htmpst the baby county, but the- name of got appear in the final yjjjU-uliy. aS-ajSiuspect in the rol. aVMlvern. fttaMjhi&t . V ,4 . V.S <l'*-e* ^Ll been v beld; said the stu^. robber of the positive than that with the Horatio robbery,',' reason he 1? being surr.en< vier county, Sheriff J? M.'5 Cashier John James of the Horatio, with other officials, „ Malvern hi November, and Mr. is said to have picked Green group of prisoners, and to ,.have jpp|.|| itively identified him as oh<r '"""* " men who robbed the bank. Green was brought to DeQue^on a warrant issued on information "" by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney i or Milwee in November. Harlan Defense Witnesses Arres Perjury Cha»g7d er Evarts School by Mine Opera MOUNT STERLINK, the midst of defense testimony, de~ signed to impeach comonweatth's wftr nesses in the Willtem Hightower , trial here Thursday, Joe Cawood, V defense witness, was arrested or* %charge of perjury. ^ Cawood, a former Eva* town t school trustee, was subjoenaed by the * defense to aid the Harlan mine union president's effort to refute charges of murder and conspiracy in connection with the killing of four men at Evar.s last May. The perjury warrant wag sworn out by Sol Smith, operator of' a smal} mine near Evarts. It charged Cawood* perjured himself in giving testimony for William B. Jones, union secretary,^ convicted in December and senteneegH' to life imprisonment. Cawood is free on bond awaiting trial on a murdeff indictment in Harlan in connection, with the Evarts clash. In the Jones trial Cawood was qvjes* tioned by defense lawyers in an effoit , to impeach Smith's testimony. He said he visited Smith's house on th£ morning of t|ie fight and saw Smith lying on a cot. Smith had testif-.ed he was near Jones' house that mow- , ing. Bond of |1,000 was made for Cawood defense counsel announced Cawood^ would be called as a witness, regaid- less of the perjury warrant. Hightower had denied to the jury he had ever made threats of yipleuce and J. B. Snyder, a special prosecutor announced that Ben Cothran, city editor of the Knoxville tTenn.) Journal, would appear Saturday as a rebuttal, witness for the commonwealth. Fate of Buffalo Herd in Texas to Be AMARILLO, ?«*.—(/Pj—The fa$e uj the buffalo herd o» the historic aw- night ranch, taken over by wftrtgagft holders Tuesday, probably W»U feS decided at 9. meeting, of officials the Great Southern Life fasur^j company an dthe City Nattona) ft.-; c, Wichita Falls at Dallas ^'«'»«-

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