Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 12, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 12, 1932
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Texas University Faculty Member Is Missing From Home Hermann Joseph Muller Is Reported to Have Disappeared LEFT HOMif SUNDAY National Award Winner a Mysteriously Missing at Austin AUSTIN. Texas.-{/P)-Rr. H. Y. Bcndict, president of the University of Texas, revealed MAnday night that a search was being made for Dr. Hermann Joseph Mullen Ph. P., associate professor of zoology at the university and-tylnner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science prize a few years ago, who disappear, ed from his home Sunday. Dr. Benedict said that Mrs. Muller and two professors of-zoology apprised him late Sunday and Dr. Mullcr'S disappearance. He said he advised them to report the matter to officers. , Dr. Benedict stated that Mrs. Muller said her husband had. casually left home after eating his breakfast. Mrs. Muller refused to discuss the case, when questioned by newspaper reporters. She hung up the telephone receiver and at her home would not see anyone. Police and the sheriffs department have been asked to aid in the search. An appeal will be broadcast by radio. Wnfct*MJurcf|U|, Connected with the office^ui^afoHHtt publications at the 'university, said Dr. Muller had appeared In a highly nervous and depressed state for •several days, brought about by over work In his laboratory. •'He had, been a jprofesior jn the, zoology department at the university since 1931., «e was 41 years oldi toni and Instructor in zoology at Co- lunibii University from 1118 to 1920. He had donertseafch work in genetics since 1M1, conducted .by.breeding experiments on the fruit fly drosophila. day afternoon. It was for this work that he won the A. A. A. S. award in 1928. He worVfcd on an analysis of arrangement and method of recombination of hereditary units, and attempted an explanation of the so-called mutations in the dven- ing\primrose, extending his studies or mutation and evolution, on artiflciai transmutation o! the gene by X-rays and production of chromosome changes Searching parties were being organized to search through the entire countryside Monday night and Tuesday; Numerous offers of automobiles to be used in the search were being received. ? Dr. Muller was described as being five feet, two inches tall and weighing 125 pounds. He Is partially bald with ligh brown hair. When he left home he was werainj a blue serge suit, a light felt hat and no overcoat. • Bids On Federal Building Openet Gary (Ind.) Firm Submit Lowest Estimate for Texarkana Project laps Get Worst of It in Battle leinf orcements Rushed Into Chinsi District Fol- lowinlg Reverses By the Associated Press Severe fighting is going on Tuesday >ctween a Japanese detachment and Chinese irregulars near Chinsi. south- wst of Chlnchow, in Manchuria. The city of Chinsi is burning, Rengo dispatches to Tokyo said. Reinforcements are being sent to drive off the Chinese. The Chinese forces were reported successful In engagements during the >ast few years, and to have inflicted 0 casualties, including a Japanese colonel. Chinese government officials at Nan cing denied they Intended to sever diplomatic relations .with Japan. Bulletins WASHINGTON- -Impeach- metit charge* ««alrist Secretary Mellon, broiijrfit by RepreMtita- flve Patnun of Texas, will b« given a public hearing before (he Houle Judiciary Committee Wednesday, It was decided Tuesday. MAGNOLIA, S. C.—(/P)-The Bank of Magnolia was robbed by three men of 150,090 Tuesday. Struck By Auto, Small Boy Cecil Brazell, Eight, Morriltoh, Suffers ' of . auto ven''' by . Loy;eJl 'Tpung ql near Oppelo, Cecil Brazecl, aged 8< s of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Brazecl of Mor- rllton suffered a fractured skull and died in A local 1 hospital about 1 Mon- Young, aged 19, was released by Coroner Frank Reid. A witness o£ the .accident, O. C, Alexander of the Alexander Film Co., Colorado Springs, sale it was unavoidable and that the car was not being driven at a rapid rate of speed. He reported that the boy's sister, 'Mildred, 10, was with him. She stopped on the side of the railroad park, about 50 feet west of the intersection of Railroad avenue and Eas street and Mr. Alexander said hi heard. the girl warn her brother no to cross the street until the cars passed. Disregarding the warning, Ceci started running across. He was watch ing a truck approaching from an oppo site direction and did not see the au tomobilc that struck him. The child was knocked to the pave ment, suffering a fractcre at the base of the skull and on the aide of hi head. He died about 30 minutes late without regaining consciousness. The automobile which struck th child belonged to B. Young of For Smith, an uncle of Lowell Young. Mr. Brazeel, futher of the victim, i an employe of the pipe line company of the Arkansas Natural Gas compan here. Besides his parents, the boy i survived by one sister and a brother WASHINGTON.—The Largura Con struction, Company of Gary, Ind Monday submitted the low bid on th general contract for the Texarkann federal building. Tho bid was $504,500, using Batesville. Carthage or similar marble; and $494,800 using light gray or buff limestone. The Westinghouse Electrical Elevator Company of Chicago submitted the low bid on installation of elevators, its bid being $25,923. Twenty-two firms, including three from Little Rock, offered bids for the general contract. Gordon Walker bid $574,777 and $555,777 and McGregor and Pickctt bid $607,800 and $370,000. William Peterson telegraphed the Treasury Department modifying a bid ho presumably had mailed, but up to 3 p. m. his bid had not been received. Whether it will be counted depends on the outcome of a treasury confer, ence to be held at 2 p. in. Tuesday. *S If it is ascertained that the bid was M mailed in time to reach Washington Tuesday, but was delayed in the mails, the bid will be counted. Evergreen Leave* Cause Death of Cows RICHMOND, Ark.-J. F. DeLong re cenily had two cows tp die myster iousiy during the night, the animals appearing to be well at the time of milking. Investigation brought out the' fact that' the cows had eaten some eyer- «r«en leaves that had open brought to tfen pasture for dJSBOsal- Two other cows that becBOie ill w.«re treated tor i"ftd Boy Is Seriously Hurt When Struck by Moto MORRILTON, Ark.— (/P) -W h i 1 walking to school Monday, Cec Brazell, 7, was struck by an autpmo bile and injured, probably fatally. The child, witnesses said, was look- .ng in the opposite direction to the approach of the automobile driven by Lowell Young, 19. The car struck the child, fracturing his skull- He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. BrazeU. Quorum Court Is Called Jan. 15 by Judgejjiggason Judge Complies With Circuit Court Order of December 10th ITY COURT, ISSUE lustices Recalled -Because They Weren't Advised of State Law County Judge L. F. Higgason has ummoned a special session of the Hcmpstcad Quorum Coiirt at Wash- ngton Friday, Jariuary 15, to recon- ider the rejected appropriation for He Hope Mulnlclpal Court The county judge , was Compelled to call the special session when Circuit Judge Dexter Bush handed 'down a decision December 19 that the state law made support of tftc municipal court mandatory upoh the county. Judge Bush gave Judge Higgason until January 20 'to "comply with the order, and the special session has been called with five days to spare. When the muiniclpal /court appropriation was under discussion at the regular session of the quorum court last November, Judge Higgason was non-commltal as to whether state law required its passage or not, falling to answer a question. put to him by one of the justices. The quorum court hen turned the appropriation down by a vote of 13 to 11. • ••• •Municipal Judge U. A. Gentry followed this action by entering suit in circuit court for his salary, winning a court order December 19. Under the state law. the municipal court replaces justice of the peace courts in P»Ro«n township only, arid city wdc6unty»«nare alike in the expense of the new cdurt. Costs and other r^toue-tog^Yided jMMMwdln* to whether thfrpVoMscutlon is brought by city ot 1 Bounty ^officers; and the court has been: extensively used' during the three ,months of its existence. As state law allows members of the quorum court $5 for every day or fraction thereof spent on County business ihe 32 justices will be entitled to c total of $160, plus the legal cost of notifying them of the session. The entire cost of 'the extra session may run close to $300, it is believed. Flood Refugees Return to Homes Hundreds in Tallahatchie Area Begin Rehabilitation of Farms GLENPORA, Miss— {/P)~- The scat o flood , operations in the Tallahatchie river valley Monday was transferred from the Tallahatchla-Qultman-Pan ola county inundation; «»uth Into Le Flore county where tyo main points were claiming attention,. . ( Laborers were concentrating on thi Wade plantation on the Tallahatchl river a few miles south of Minter Cit> and the Yalobusha river levee Whaley, about 12 miles northeast o Greenwood. There was also a new overflow from backwaters at Swifton in extrcm southwest of LeFloro county, but th situation at no point was described a critical. Hundreds of refugees in the low lands of the upper counties, principal ly in Tippo Basin where they fled th levee crevasse near Sharkey, have re- urned to their homes for rehabilita- Boys "Confess!' Burning Eight *^ . L . v i i u.?.ii«jiF M.I f *.-.-.—V ^t-Jf^w,^_^. ... ~T^^_ ;.... ! Here are the.two youths who Gallipcihs, Ohio, authorities say have confessed to the burning of the log cabin'of. James White, 40, near Gallipolis last spring, .resulting in the death of White/ahd seven of his eight children. The boys, Albert Reymer, left, and Ellsworth Mowyer, are inmates of the Boys' Industrial'School at Lancaster, Ohio. Officers refused to place.full belief in the boys' story pending further investigation. Albert is 15 and Ellsworth 17. Congressmen Aid Anti-Prohi Cause Clancy and Karch Discuss Issue Before Senate Committee-' WASHINGTON.- (/P) -F ttvevClanwr., «f Michigan, and.-fR$ sentatlve Karch, of Illinois, went to the senate side of the capital Tuesday t-otcstify before a committee in favor of prohibition modification. Clancy expressed himself in favor of some form of the Canadian control system, while Karch favored retail distribution of beer. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS; MO. U.». PAT. Off. .ion. Johnson Urged to Become Candidate North Dakota Senator In* vite Calif ornian to En* ter State's Primary WASHINGTON.— (IP) —Republican opponents of President Hoover came forward Monday with 8. request that Hiram Johnson of California enter the presidential woe, North Dakota's two republican senators, Nye and Fra4er,, urged Senator Johnson to enter their state's presidential primary March \$, The Calif or- nian, who campaigned in 1920 and 1924 for the presidency, gave no answer. Ij appeared Monday night Johnson would have the united support of the anti-Hoover forces, centering in 'the Western Republican Independents, should he make the contest. It also seemed likely th»t unless Johnson made the race, Herbert Hoover's re- nomination would go. almost uncontested in many of tKe primaries. Johnson has beej) urged by several groups to go into tb~e presidential contest aguinsl Hopyer-^-a battle that would center in the p*it»ary of California, lu-iiie state o|"tiM? two. Mother of Two Of f icials Dead Mrs. Nancy Blackwood Sawyer, 83, Succumbs at Osceola OSCEOLA.—Mrs. Nancy Blackwood Sawyer, aged 83, mother'of Dwight H. Blackwood, chairman of the state Highway Commission, and of Mrs. Belva Martin, state land commissioner, died at her home in Osceola at 11:50 Monday night. She had been in ill health for several months, but her condition did not become critical until Saturday, when relatives were summoned. She was born at Columbia, Tenn., March 11, 1849, the daughter of Bird S. and Martha Ann Dyer Hale. She was a sister of the late W. P. Hale and F. B. Hale, well known planters and cotton dealers of Osceola. She was six years old when her family moved to Mississippi county. She is the last member of the original Hale family of 11 children who came here in an ox wagon with their widowed mother before the Civil war, She was (married May 13, 1864, to John Oscar Blackwood of Jackson county, who later became a well known member of the Osceola bar and who was owner and editor of the county's first newspaper, "The Osceolu Times." Mr. Blackwood died in 1889, and in 1898 she was married to E. L. Sawyer who died in 1906. Twelve children were born to the first union, and seven of them survive, as follows: Dwight H. Blackwpod, Mrs Martin and John O. Blackwood, all ol Little Rock; Mrs. J. L, Williams and Mrs. W, L. Moore of Osceola, Mrs Lula Boyles of Blytheville, and Mrs. M. T. Olds of Paris, Tenn. Chicago Educator To Speak in Hope Dr. Caroline Hedger Will Appear Before P.-T. A. Council April 21 • council ol the Arkansas Oliver W. Holmes, of Supreme Court, Resigns Tuesday Aged Justice, 91, Long a Bulwark of Liberal Opinion HEALTH!? FAILING \ ^ _____ _ ______ f Wat, Appointed to Bench by President Roosevelt , 30 Years Ago WA^tNGTON-tflV-OMver Wendel Holmes, associate justice of the United! States Supreme Court and son of the 'noted poet, resigned Tuesday. President Hoover acepted his resignation, which was made in a letter dated Tuesday, stating that the condition o£ the aged justice's health made the mpve necessary. • ... Justice Holmes Will be 91 on March 8. Me. Holmes told the president, "The time has come when I must bow to the inevitable." He had hoped to be on the bench on his .birthday. He tendered his last decision 'Monday. Justice .Holmes had been 'continuously identified with the liberal group:, of justices in important decisions.. He was 'elevated to the -supreme* court by .President Rooscvel in December, 1903s Of late years his health has been failing, and his condition became more acute, foreshadowing the end of long and active career. * He served during the Civil war.anc was wounded three times seriously. have as its speaker, Dr. Caroline Heflg- er of/tht Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund of Chicago, in Hope'on April 21, it was announcedTuesday. Pr. Hedger is one of the foremost mental hyglenists in America today, and it is a- distinct privilege to the city that the council has been -able 'to arrange her, visit here. Dr. Hedger is an expert in adolescent childhood dnd has gone .all over the United States on invitation from var T ious organizations which are making study of this. A unique character in every respect,' she speaks as an authority on parent education with force and understanding. She is brought to Arkansas through the efforts of Hope and Texarkana city councils and Mississippi county council. She will also be a speaker at the meeting of District No. 9 on April 22. Extension Workers n Confer ence Goodwin Resident Injured Fatally Jesee B. Wooten Struck by Auto After Jumping From Wagon FORREST CITY.—Jesse B. Wooten of Goodwin was injured fatally Sunday night when struck by an automobile driven by W. C. Linstope, Cali. fornla tourist, as he jumped from a wagon and stepped in front of the approaching car. He died en route to a Memphis hospital. The wagon was driven by Bass Powell and had stopped in front of Woolen's home, one-half mile east of Goodwin, Coroner Max Sulcer said Wooten evidently did not se the car behind because of high sideboards on the wagon. A coroner's jury decided the accident was unavoidable. Wooten is survived by his wife, a small son, and two brothers, Will and Hardy Wooten of near Goodwin. Fifty Attending' Two-Day Agricultural Meeting at Fayetteville FAYETTKyitLE.-"Stralght think ing and good old-fashioned hard work" are the only means for success in times like the present, Pan T, Gray dean of the University of Arkansa College of .Agriculture, said at th opening session of the district confer ence of agricultural extension work ers Monday morning. The meeting i a two-day event with about SO attend ing. ,,'•..- . •'••.• . A program' for the rural sections during 1932 is the genera Itheme of th meeting. T. Roy Reid, assistant dlrec tor in charge of agricultural extension stressed fundamentals arid the long time viewpoint!.Miss.Connie J. Bon slagel, state home demonstration agent, urged that present standards of livin on farms of the state must not be sacrificed or overlooked in extending a program of food-jclo thing and shelter. W. J. Jernlgan, state club agent, talked of the .1932 4-H club program. Agricultural adjustments of 1932, with a review of past accomplishments, as well as a look into the future, were dealt with in the group sessions of the' county farm agents and the home demonstration agents. .The workers, beuides taking part in the general programs and making reports, are meeting with those two divisions at intervals during the conference. Wounded Fatally In Desperate Fight Walter Bryson of Near Dumas Succumbs to Knife Wounds DUMAS.-Kim Rich, farmer and timber man, stabbed and fatally wounded Walter Bryson, aged 25, in a desperate hand-to-hand fight at their timber camp several miles east of Dumas Sunday night. Rich came to Pumas and surrendered. Rich said that about a week ago Bryson returned to camp drunk and beat him. Rich said that Bryson, again drunk. ,came to the camp Sunday night and and Estle AustilL 14,' is in jail"pending j attacked him again- He said that Bry- oyIconic of the man's injuries, as re- I son. threw him down and was beating sclt of the boy attempting to hold ! him unmercifully when he succeeded ^^mt* I mt* ^^^a ^^^~ Only 52 Cast in to Depression Noted in Ouachita Marriages CAMDEN, Ark.-The depression certainly hit the '.marriage business ,in Ouachita county 1 during 1931, accord- ng to County Clerk J. T. Wood, Who las just announced 1 the.figures for the past year. - „ . ^A • There were 303 couttes in the county to secure licences to Wed in 1931 as compared with 3w in 1930 and,466 in 1929. Of the?'303 .couples buying licenses last year 18fl were whites-and 115 were negroes. • In 1930, ZttJiwhit* couples and 145 negroes were married. •'Figures are.not suppsed-to'lieyand therefore June, which' is supposed to be the marrying month, has 16st its appeal in Ouachita '.county. Only- 22 couples marched down the aisle in that month. This was 'the month of the year.' third lowest House Delays On Holds Mp Senate Measure , for One of Its Own ? * Making house re- 4h* senate's freshly-passed ,re- Bill Tuesday, but ignored will Have^to Ife composed at a-conference. The house had hopejd to dispose of the measure by Thursday. ' Reunion of Mother Wounded Gravely By Robbed Aged 14 W. E. Haley, Poplar Bluff Filling Station Operator, Near Death POPLAR BLUFF, Mo.-W. E. Haley. aged 58. filling station owner is near death with a bullet in his right lung. ' Three Sentenced ForP.URobbery Plead Guilty to Burglary of AUene, Arkansas Post Office ASHDOWN, Ark-Three of four men charged WUH burglary and grand larceny in connection with the looting of the AUene post office about a month ago pleaded guilty in Little River circuit court here Monday and were given' three-year sentences in the penitentiary. They were Jfoyt Thigpen, C. L. Whitney a.nd W(jo4row Grigsby. The fourth man charged, Jody Morr'iss. entered a plea of not guilty and his trial was set for Tues<uy. Haley up ut his oil station late Monday night. Haley resisted and in the struggle for possession of the gun was TUc boy wild he "needed U.wney." in freeing himself and ran. He said that Bftysoii overtook bun and seized him a^ni'i. H was not until then. Rich said, that he stabbed : his assailant. Jjijsjji moil lluvc hours later. First Baby Born in New Local Hospital The first born in the new Julia Chester hospjta) on South Main street is little Jeanne Autumn Hiler, who arrived Saturday, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hiter, of the Fruit & Truck Experiment Railway Cpniolidation Effect* to Be indirect efforts of ra|teoad consolidation upon and 4ependent ties, will be 8tudi«d shortly by a sea- ate coffunltiee together with problems developed, by e^uonsion of bj«« aud otlwr ii^\v furrjis of uaasi«>i'l FRIENDS tie Caraway t<rtfe?5 States senate,! "~ band Senate^ "The WaTrdR drugstore had't the voting tn, hall, but t yards waa day,. ers werfe honor to Separated 17 Years Ago, Believe One Another Are Dead HARRISON.—A mother and daughter, the latter aged 17, who were'sep- arated when the daughter was severe' months old, were reunited for firs 1 times here .Monday as the result of efforts to establish a claim for $1,50< government compensation, for the daughter^ following the death of her father, a World war. veteran. Until a few days ago, each had believed the, other dead. , The daughter is Mrs. Lena Mae Taylor Marks of Lead Hill, near .Harrison; Her father, the late Edward Taylor, and the girl's mother became tranged in 1915 and Mrs. Taylor Wen to Missouri. Taylor enlisted in th army when the United States etiterei the war, went overseas and died in 1919 from disabilities received in ser vice. The daughter remained with he grandparents at Lead Hill. Several years ago it was reported to the daughter that her mother was dead, and more than a year ago she hired a Harrison attorney to assist her in establishing her claim for government compensation- To be eligible it became necessary to obtain proof that the mother was dead or had remarried. The lawyer traced the mother's movements to Miami, Okla., but there the trail was lost. He appealed to the Miami post of the American Legion for help and that organization last week located the mother at Wewoka, Okla. She had remarried end now is Mrs. Frank Ncwsom. She saioTshe was told several years ago that her baby had died. J,W. Blythe Joins Ward's Drugstore DeWitt Druggist Move* to Hope, Joining Frank J. W. Blythe, formerly of DeWitt, Ark., arrived in. Hope last week to accept a position at Wqrd Si Son's drug store as prescrinUoa clerk and assistant to Frank TSTtrd, proprietor. He fills the position left vacant when "Buck" Shell resigned January 1 t9 open a new drqgstore in prcscott. Mr. Blythe has been in the drug business for many years, and comes to Hope with bj0b, recommendations from election i an historical'* milestone 1 •olfem|i>isf f little over aldeefde-of^ ferage. 'ia special*!-,-.--,,,- . . ator Cawvw's'.unexpired Mrs. »tue'(Caraw>y,| ' • J •{_* it " C *4. •*** *-*__•¥** widow, is Inee, wh>._. She -has," wag^l has .remained in-W temporary appointment Her opponents are, Sam.P, of Detonti, and Rex ~ on the. Ballot *s to* The Repub^cans,.J»fv«i the people in iJeWitt. He was an ac" , " . there, and ex- saroe interest here, . jnl is out nest M»y- reaxoye frow ReWUt tive conu»unM; pects to take and as S0flna$ bjs, faipjljf Uo join Mr. ,vpt* A Voters'' start«4 f > % threatening skies apdrfn in the'rate. ,, ,' On account of depleted county uries there, already has Been the of a light vote.' Womeiv have campaigned the ^ ,„ endeavoring to bring out a big-vote for Mrs, Caraway and to, many fi* " will serve as volunteer-election ficlals. , State officials said reports indicated f an extremely light vote on Account of',* * rainy weather. , ,' ^ Consolidatiw of—' '-< Only Two, Districts in Air*». Remain OuUide De« Queen Special p?QUEBN, Ark.-'nie," pefittw* ..Mj the dissolution of Piney schsol dism^ No. 10 and consolidation with tW PeQueen school district No. 1? has been granted by the county board ol education, The petition wns signed by the directors of the DeQueen district and » qualified voters of fee Piney district, Since I«8* JHne, seven districts «JT jacent to DeQueen have been «dde<i to the PeQyeen school distrist, Qtrt* two small districts now remain to complete the plan of consolidation in the PeQueen area- These probably will be annexed tp before the beginning of school next year. County Superintendent Byron Goodson says,. The pten of the authorities in charga of the school district of PeQueen is that a new elementary school building shall be constructed on Rose Hill for the accommodation of all children in, that area.

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