Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 13, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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.... MM _ MM MOM fM 88—NUMBER 67 sW** v> i 1 *Ji a-A "if *!• H "'»M to, .-- ..... HOPR ARKANSAS. JANUARY 18, fjfif^feiW &>:; /'fu'flfj ^:W:;r^';/:^ ^^jr.'^jhiLi.f of iii ^ I Wx to Move to Larger Building on South Walnut 80 Per Cent More Floor Space, Giving Room for New Offices MOVE IN FEBRUARY .1931 Advertising Declines, Subscription Receipts Up 12 Per Cent Next month The Star will move into ncW and larger quarters at 212 South Walnut street. A long-term lease has been signed by Alex. H. Washburn and C. E. Palmer, owners of the newspaper, with Talbot Felld, the building owner. The "now home will give The Star 60 per cent more floor space than its present building at 217 South Main street, and will permit construction of soundproof offices apart from the main newspaper plant. The new location, former home of the South Arkansas Implement company, has an eastern exposeure. and is joined on the north by a paved alley ahd the postoffice lawn. Remodeling Of the building will begin this month, and the newspaper plant will be moved on a week-end early in February. There will be no suspension of publication during the transfer. The paper will be sent to press early one Saturday, and, barring accident, the big prc* will be running on Its new foundation again the following Monday. Three Years Next Monday It will have been three years next Monday, January 18. since the present owners bought and consolidated the Hope newspapers. They feel that The has given- a Rood account of it- I To Hold Revival | Rev. J. F. Ijnwson, D. D. Evangelist Revival to Begin In City Thursday Presbyterian Congregation Invites Public to Attend Each Service Beginning Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Presbyterian church there will be revival services which will continue for ten days. There will be two services each day, at 2:30 In the Mellon Promises in erfax Administration's Increase Plan Submitted by Secretary Wednesday * CITES HEAVY DEFltlT Tax Would Return Income of $390,000,000 Puring Current Year WASHINGTON — (ff) — A balanced budget at the end of the fiscal year 1934 is the goal of the administration tax increase program submitted Wednesday by Secretary Mellon to the House Ways and Means Committee. Citing a 5903,000,000 deficit last year and a prospective deficit of $2,120,000,000 this year, Mellon estimated that there would be a deficit of $1,417,000,000 in 1933, despite an increase in revenue. Mellon said the tax plan he submitted would return $390.000,000 during the current fiscal year and $920,000,000 in the fiscal year of 1933, beginning next July 1. It would include a selective sales tax, increase in Income and corporation taxes, super estate tax and increases in surtaxes. Comeliest Co-Ed Cutie i •'* </3» M * boundless - confidence in the future growth and prosperity of the city and territory. The decline in trade activity following the banking panic of November, 1930, brought the depression to Arkansas a year after It had struck the East. Notwithstanding that, The Star's gross business in 1930 equalled its 1929 figure. But 1931 was another story—and figures released by Mr. Washburn on the newspaper operation probably will be reflected in many lines of business for the year just closed: The Newspaper Record The total business of the newspaper was 78.5 per cent of 1930. Advertising, furnishing the bulk of the business, suffered the heaviest decline. The total advertising was 77.3 per cent of 1930. Local advertising held up Better, however, than national tir factory advertising—local running 76.5 per cent, while national showed only 72 per cent, Legal and classified advertising, though a minor factor in dollars and cents, registered a sain, running 112.4 per cent of 1930, and «lso beating 1929. The one bright spot of the year was circulation—a substantial part of the business—the cash income from sub- rcriptions running 112.3 per cent of 1930, which had previously beaten 1929. The Star has adhered strictly lo a policy of paid circulation, fixing 01 Us rural mail routes the lowest subscription rate of any daily newspaper in the state in an attempt to find tlu- largest possible audience of intcrestec readers. On Saturdays, the newspaper's farmer friends crowd into th< office almost to the exclusion of tin regular office routine. The Tide Turns Although 1931 registered a 21.5 pe cent decline from the preceding year and every month took a beating from the same month in 1930, the tide turned last December, which month exceeded pecember 1930. And this January is well ahead of January a year ago. Nobody is making comparisons with 1929 nowadays—but the owners of The Star believe there is real encouragement to be found in the improvement that business lines in Hope are showing with the banking panic put more than a year behind them, Junior -Senior P.-T. A. to Meet Next Thursday The Junior and Senior High School P.-T. A. will hold their regular meeting in the new high school library on Thursday afternoon at 3:30. This program is to be in charge of Miss Cornelia Whitehurst and the subject to be "Physical Education." AU members are urged to be present. Jultun B. Green Song Leader afternoon nnd 7:30 in the evening. The pnslor has sucurcd the services of Synod's Evangelist, Rc-v. J. F. Lawson. Dr. Lnwson preaches the old gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ who died that all men might have cterul life. The singing will be under the leadership of Rev. Julian D. Green, Evangelistic .song leader. A most cordial invitation is extended to all congregations of the city nnd to all others In attend these meetings. The services will be devoted tc the building up of Christian faith and the salvation of the lost. "Come with UK and \vu will do thee good." Ht-ai the gospel in .sermon and song. A hearty welcome to all. \VALDQ, Ark.—Material inccrase of attendance at the prayer meetings of the Wuldo Muthodist chureh each Wednesday night has been noted with the beginning of the new year. The largest group ever to atten dlhc church was reported at the last session. FLAPPER FANNY SAY& * * HEC.U.S.PAT.OFr, Big Area Flooded in South Arkansas 650 Square Miles Between Camden and Felsenthal Under Water storms averpging more fthan three inches in .south. Arkansas and north Louisiana, minor streams In widely separated sections went over • their banks Tuesday 'and swept into Smack, over and Cornie creeks, both already at flood stage. With no outlet for excess waters, 'loods coursed through territory • seldom touched by high waters, and the surging water cut criss-cross patterns across Union county tonight. At least 650 square miles of lowlands are under water between Camden and Lock 6, near Felsenthal, The nundatcd territory, however, is jparsely populated, ahd few families have been forced to leave their dwellings. Fishermen and their families poled their houseboats nearer the hills and prepared to "ride out" the crest. A government quarterboat is being held in readiness to be sent from Monroe, La., to remove families of lock workers near Felsenthal if their homes are flooded. The water now is a scant foot above the Acre mound on which 21 persons are isolated five miles from the nearest land. Four children are taken to and from school each day by motorists—a trip of five wiles through trectops and floating debris to the village of Felsenthal. At Lock 8, near Calion, water is less than a .foot from the top of the government found, and probably will overrun the dump Wednesday. Workers there are prepared to stick to their station until the water rises at least three feet more—a rise that is not expected. A score of oil wells near Smackover are under backwater from Smackover creek, and oil workers Tuesday predicted that the heavy rise expected Wednesday will flood 200 wells.' Virginia Karbach, above, is the cutest co-odlat*Sbuthorn Methodist University at Dallas, Texas/ifccording,to no less an authority than the students. She's a natural blond. Mrs. Caraway Has Little Opposition in Race for Congress Message to Home Folks Expresses Thanks tor Splendid Support LANDSLIPiTviCTORY Total of 15,000 to 1,500 Vote Lead Given at Noon Wednesday WASHINGTON—Especial thanks to the home folks at Jonesboro, wen Wednesday from Mrs. Hattie Caraway for the overwhelming vote, electini her United States Senator. Congratulations from fellow Ar kansans poured Into her Washingtor Office from early morning. She said she appreciated the compliment paid her and hopes to "serve the interest of the state and nation as usefully as all these, my friends, have served me." As the returns rolled in Wednesday a landslide victory over her two male opponents was emphasized. She had a total of approximately 15,000 to their combined total of approximately 1500. None of the ballots in Hempstead "county's senatorial election had been canvassed up to Wednesday noon, but a.meeting of the County Election Board is expected this week. The board is comprised of: D. B. Thompson, W. M. Brummett, both of Hope, and Otis Johnson, of Columbus. According to reports reaching Hope Star Wednesday, (he election was held in -virtually every precinct throughout the county. The voting was phe- nomenWly light,, both in Hope and the rurijl districts, a heavy rain pound- M ore Than r Reported Inj As Storm <g .unili'unn Property B Grandson of President "Very Sick Little Boy" PASADENA, Calif.-rfl')—Fouriyeaf old Herbert Hoover, third, grandson of the president, was a "very slop boy" Tuesday, according, to physy cians but they regarded his condition as satisfactory. He underwent an operation for treatment of a sinus in-, lection Monday. His father, Herbert Hoover, Jr., is an instructor in business economics at the California Institute of Technology. v Washington, Hottton Will Meet in Hope Washington High School's fast basketball team will meet the Rosston team from Nevada county in a game SRhsduled Friday night at the National Q,U»rd armory in Hops, it was an- npimwd W*dnw4f y. 4 JWMW gajflf alsg is b4fl$ arveng> All highways, with the exception of he Monticello-Warren road wjjich is under water from the Saline river, are open in -south Arkansas. Bookkeeper Held on Theft Charge Joe R. Bates, Hot Springs Alleged to Have Embezzled $350 HOT SPRINGS.—Joe E. Bates, aged 27, bookkeeper for the Valley Supply Lumber Company of Hot Springs, wa arrested Tuesday on a warrant charg ing embezzlement of $350. The theft was committed last summer, it wa said by auditors from Kansas Cit working on the books. Bates came into public notice a fev weeks ago when hsl wife shot and set ously wounded Miss Ella Sheffield a Bates and the girl were about to en ter a Central avenue theater. Th Sheffield girl still is in the Leo N. Levi hospital. The bullet fired by Mrs. Bates struck her in the spine, paralyzing her from the knees down. Previous to th* shooting, Mrs. Bates had her husband and the woman in court and had brought separate, action against her husband for support of herseU and child. Maid Found Slain Bodies Discovered by Brother of Mrs. Agnes B. llsey Wednesday MIDDLEBURG, Va.-(/P)-Mrs. Agnes B. llsey, 40, prominent society and sports woman and her maid, about 65 years of ago, were found • murdered Wednesday at their home here. Their skulls were crushed. The bodies were found in separate rooms and the house was in wild disorder. A brother of Mrs. Ilscy, Paul Boeng, discovered the bodies. :— • 1 •» ' emale Blubeard Charges Delayed 'olice Informed Evidence of Wholesale Murder Sufficient for Warrant YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio.-f/PJ-Police 'uesday were informed' by the county irosecutor's office they have sufficent vidence to bring murder charges against a woman accused of six kill- ngs, but decided upon a further investigation before issuing any warrant. Detective Lieut. Louis Colabine, in charge of the investigation, said he would not act until he has checked death certificates and conferred with Coroner M. E. Hayes and a physician. The woman, operator of a boarding louse, was blamed by a neighbor and ler son-in-law for the deaths of two children, two husbands and two boarders. She held insurance policies on the lives of three of the men. Her first husband died of a leg infection six years ago, police said, and the second died two years ago in the Mass!lion State Hospital for the Insane. The second husband', a boarder said, "(ell over in a fit" after drinking a cup of tea brewed by his wife. The boarder said another boardei died on his way to work and he opcr heard the woman say she soon woulc "have another border in the hole." He said he became frightened when he learned she had a $500 policy on his own life ana! left her home. The woman denied she had anything to do with the deaths of the four men. Ask Investigaftion of Slavery Charges Labor Head Tells of "Inhuman Conditions" in Work on Rivers WASMINGTON-^tf")— Congressional investigation of charges that there is near peonage and slavery in Mississippi flood control work was asked of the House Labor Committee Wednesday by William Green, President of the American Federation of Labor, following receipts of "inhuman conditions" in river work. the lower Mississippi Green recalled that Major General Lytle Brown, Chief of the Army Engineers held that there was no evidence that private contractors holding laborers in near peonage, but read a resolution adopted by the Mississippi Federation of Labor accusing Brown of predjudice and asking Congressional investigations. Green read correspondence from E. I, McKinley, deputy of the office of the Labor Commission in Arkansas and S. K. Jones, representative of a construction company of Memphis, in which McKinley said a negro informed him that the company represented by Jones owed him $17 for levee work. The company reported that the laborer owed it 45 cents. He was paid, the letter said, at the rate of 12'A cents and hour, while charges against him, including 45 cents 1'or ice water, amounted to $10.30. DeAnn Quintet to Play atGym Here Ashdown-Hope Game on Friday Night Is Announced Birthday Party Turns Into funeral Service MEMPHlS-(#>)—Tuesday was Tony Muscari's 22«d birthday but it also was the day of his funeral and friends who had arranged for a birthday party, sorrowfully turned to arrangements for his burial. . Muscari was injured fatally when struck by un automobile Monday niflvt. Coach Wilkin has announced several basketball games for this week at the local gymnasium, located at the new high school on South Main street. Wednesday night, beginning at 7:30 the DeAnn boys will furnish opposition for the locals. Friday night there will be two games. The first will be Ashdown ' against Hope. Ashdown is reported to have one among the strongest teams in South Arkansas. This game is expected to draw a large number of basketball enthusiasts. The second game will be between the famous Columbus team and a team from the Tekarkana, Ark., high school. Racketeer Slaying Laid to Paid Thugs G a n g of Killers Always Available, Asserts Chi- j cagb Prosecutor CHICAGO.—(£>)—Existence of a gang of paid killers always available to enforce the dictates of powerful racketeers in Chicago was asserted Tuesday by Assistant Slate's Attorney Donald Thompson. Thompson's charge came during investigation of the killing of Benjamin Rosenberg, part owner of a "non-association" dry cleaning plant. Rosenberg was slugged and shot to death near his home Monday night as a result, police said, of his campaign against racketeering. "The men who killed Rosenberg were paid killers hired by an outlaw Organization to which he refused tribute," said Thompson. "They belong to a gang which is paid by more powerful gangsters to slug, tothrow acid and to kill." Rosenberg had.spent 10 years fighting racketeering in the cleaning and dyeing industry, his associates said. He died "broke," his widow and three children facing eviction from their mortgaged home. Four suspects, James Sazino, 22; Joseph Moschiant, 23; William Vasot, 23. and Michal Vasto, 26, were arrested Monday night. Louis dementi and Philip Mangano, brother of th enotorious "Dago Lawrence" Mangano, gangster and "public enemy," were sought. Mrs. Rosenberg laid the killing of ler husband directly at the door of Al Capone's gang. She recalled her iusband"g career in the business from he days when George "Bugs" Moan's and Capone's gangs fought an Imost ceaseless war for the right to ictimize dry cleaners. "It's the Capone gang," Mrs. Rosen- jerk said. "They've fought my husband for 12 years and finally they got him." She told how racketeers have band- Hope Banks Hold Annual Meetings All Directors* and Officers Re-Elected by Stock- I holders Tuesday The Hope banks held their annual stockholders': meetings Tuesday and announced the re-election of all directors and officers. Financial statements published at the close of the year showed the two Hope institutions to be among the strongest, in the state, irrespective- or size; and the annual meetings •,Tues^ 1 <day came off harmoniously. (\' f Officers and directors of the Citi?) zens National: Officers: R. M. !*•$, Grone, president; R. M. Briant, yice president;*^. D. Reed, vice president; C. C.- Sprakins, cashier; J. v C.JIall, assistant "cashier; f ' "" 1-aGrone, R. M.'Brls O. A,, GraVes,^J. "XV Ha Robison '•'•,' Officers and directors of. the National: Officers: R. G. McRae, j .ident;slilbyd Spencer, cashier; I •O'NeajSvice'president; Syd~" Mel sistantSfiishier; Directors: TChas.1 McRae,;E. P. Stewart, Jas. R. Heitf J. D. Barlow. Estimated at HalfMlflwi ' *+"' , ,iv,A i Storm Striked < tions of Mis* Alabama * *i * *, "-" |i ONE WHITE l VictimT Except Oi Workers 1 ed together under the leadership of a upposedly respectable businessman, crrorizing cleaners and forcing them o pay as much as 25 cents for. every garment cleaned. Pola Goes to Desert to Recover From Operation PALM SPRINGS, negri, Polish actress now appearinj in American films, has sought desert to recuperate following ai operation for an integUnal aitoent She arrived Monday anjd said iviuain several days. highways Near Waldo Undergoing Repairs WALDO, Ark.— S. S. Kendrick, road overseer, is directing the construction of several bridges and the repairing of highways leading out of Waldo. which were damaged during the recent rains. Drink* Poifon Because 'of Injuries in Mishap MBMPHIS-(^p)-An automobile accident nearly two months ago m whMk b* suffered a spinal injury was WtmJd Tuajdey for thd death ol Chris: Sj^jfmgfin, 5, treasurer of the Fischer HeKtiiu and Plumbing com- w fl^P^RI^ ^v^^wr^f .*•*[•- • nany fituro V-rrxf^ ^|^^P Floods Swelled By Heavy Rains Tallahatchie Overflow Is Likely to Be Prolonged by Near Cloudburst GLENDORA, Miss. — (>P) — Heavy rains, general Monday night and Tuesday over the northern half of Mississippi, threatened to prolong indefinitely the Tallahatchie river flood and to swell other rivers.' . The rain measured from a little 1 over an inch at Natchez to 3.21 inches at Greenville. Swan Lake, in the center of the Tallahatchie river flood valley, had a 2.90 inch rain up to 7 Tuesday morning. Accompanying winds caused minor damage in sections of Mississippi, a rather severe storm striking Jackson today, and for a time almost paralyzing trafic and communication. Pearl river at Jackson began swelling to a menacing stage, climbing nearly a foot in three hours and rising rapidly. The precipitation at Jackson registered 2.68 inches up to 10 a. m. The heavy rains caused R, T. Lindley government weather observer at Vicksburg, to issue new river warnings. The Tallahatchie and Yazoo rivers, Mr. Lihdley said, would rise for an indefinite period. The Tallahatchie rose overnight one tenth of a foot at Swan Lawe to reach 34.5 feet, The Yazoo river rose four-tenths foot at Greenwood to 36.7 feet, while at Yazoo City a three-tenths foor rise was registered. The Mississippi river at Vicksburg rose four-tenths of a foot, reaching, 37.8 feet. Flood stage at Vicksburg is 45 feet. Extreme southern Tallahatchie county and Lefiore county went actively nto a fight against the lower flood of the Tallahatchie river. The water rose 3Vi inches*overnight at the plantation of R. T. Wade at Money, Miss., in Lefiore county, and a shallow sheet of water was stretcu- ing out over 'a half-mile stretch or the Money-Sunnyside highway. The water, said Mr. Wade, would stretch out over 6,000 acres of land but would not attain great depth. Water was pouring over the Wade levee for a half mile. "The levee is hclding," Mr. Wade said, "but ram is falling so heavily it is impossible to BIRMINGHAM* 1 nado dipped iritb.fi' West Alabama and era , Tuesday night; killing; and one White'periqnt more than one hundred^ ers. - ,' \» ' Property damage",' half a million dpllan Nine negroes were'1 ville, Ala., and a,,sc< ,ed more or less seriously irifra. Frank Simmwis* •tthne the storm aVsNew" Hamiltori,' , fihan one" hundred and we injured. r This,storm all MeGee, Miss., •;Rescue squads were .jo.homeless and _ pitals for treatment, * -.Thunderstroms and cdmpanied tHe cylonic Winds i ~" oes in most instances and'add property damage. In New H 'Miss., a {own whose poputtti composed, mostly 'of yrfiite -^ least five'homes were d d nearly every other residence"' building in*.thfe town damagea*,' Three hours after the cyclone ? hospitals 'in Aberdeen were-era with injured ahd ambulances *« i tinued to bring in others who ed hurts. " ' " -, t, -^,, Hospital attendants at Aberdeen; ik , ported that many of the injured "WWy not critically; hurt < - ''" * f The cyclone struck at New Hai toft about 5;15 p,,m. and at, the Alabama point about an..hpur later,, At Jasper, Ala,, the Walker ty courthouse, wgs ;destoS¥5V,b during a heavy thun<383WW>CTX> iN sons near th«> cooythousfl MpoTtedl ing lightning" flasher near..'the. .•** of the building. County offie lieve that the fire which caused, 1 * of more than $200,000 was cattsed defective wiring in the courthou clock.. Hope Boy Aboard WreckedExpress^ Raymond Jones Escaped : l Injury Last Week in Sallisaw Crash When the Kansas City Southern's, express train "The Flying Crow" wen^ into the Sallisaw river near SalUsaw, Okla., January 5, killing the engine^ one of the passengers was Raymond Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. W- » Jones of Hope. , Mr. Jones, who escaped without in- v jury, was returning to business schopL at Chillicothe, Mo., following a ho^J?^, vacation spent here with his pftren,% The coach in which he was riding hung within a foot and a half p| WP . brink of a 75-foot embankment, j»U«?H bottom of which was the SalUsaw Wer, into which the the fore part of the train had plunged following the de* ailment. Engineer Benjamin, wko-was was a re«4*nt of; DeQu^Wv daughter, a student at Henderson Sta< Teachers college, had frequency "' ted in Hope- get negroes to work, on tijs dikes, fear breaks. "If the people generally do not fee that thi$ cQUfl&ry is facial grave conditions %y m badly - ! — 1 — " Entire French CaVmf t Followi Briand'« PARIS— (J?)— The entire French cabinet Tuesday folowed the example of Aristide Briand and placed their portfolios in the hands of Premier l*- val, leaving him free to do as he wwN es in reconstructing the ministry This action not altogether unexj ed, followed a conversation bet' the premier and M- Briand, ill-health impelled W™ <? " week that he be permitted crisis, as fortiga miniver. This development, sudden ' of

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