Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 15, 1932 · Page 1
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, JANUARY 15,1932 1899, Hopt Dtftf PrtM, Mttt *i M6p« Sat, Jmuuflt, 1929. ME 33-NUMBER 60 Municipal Court Appropriation Is Voted by County $1,050 Authorized by the Quorum Court at Washington Friday COMPLY WITH LAW Special Session Forced by Oversight at Last November'* Meeting An appropriation of $1,050 for the Hope Municipal Court and nn order lot the necessary court records, were unanimously approved by the Hempstead Quorum Court in special session at WashingtorPFriday morning. j The court had .been 'called In session by County Judge L. HV Higgason to comply with 'an order of circuit court which required him to produce a municipal coUrt appropriation by January 20, The order *>as handed down by Judge' Dealer Bush December 10, in a deciding a bench case in favor of Municipal Judge U. A. Gentry who was seeking to, collect the half of his salary owed him by the county under state-law. • ;S v j •Owing to their failure to,be advised of the state law, so one of the justices said afterward, the levying court had rejected the municipal court appropriation at the regular session November 9, by a vote of 13 to 11. AMH6 : *e*fion Friday, however, passage was declared unanimous. There :. were 24 justices present and qualified, two absent, and one present who failed to qualify. A. B. Avery, Nolan township, and A. V.' Mclver, Water CrecMbwnship, were the justices who Were absent ;'. The appropriation voted for the mu- •{ nlclpal cawrt Friday practically equals lions for 1032 against 1931. November ft '•'year'ago there was voted for all J. P. 'courts 52,000. Last November the appropriation was cut to $1,000. The minor courts of DeRoan township, which now have been replaced by Hope Municipal Court, formerly rc- uired three-fourths of the annual J. , P. appropriation, it was said. Operates Upon Self at 70 Dr. Evan O'Neill Kane, 70, above, shies at cameramen, but he thinks nothing of performing major operations on himself. He was the first surgeon to perform an appendicitis operation upon himself and just now he is recovering from a delicate operation for an inguinal hernia which he insisted upon performing with his own hands. Coast Guard Boat Is Reported Missing Struck by Heavy Freighter in Dense Fog Friday Afternoon NEW YORK!-<y* > )- patronln S for rum runners in a dense fox, 60 miles off Montauk Point, the coast guard destroyer, "William Herndon. with a rammed by a freighter Friday afternoon She sent a call for aid and then was silent. Bulletins tit every Impeachment charge by Representative Patman, wait made to the House JWIclary Committee Friday by Secretary )Wcllon's representative, Alexander Gregg. WASlftNG'fONHrf')- Secretary Hurley said Friday that the Oklahoma Republican •• Convention Would be pledged to President Hoover. Hurley conferred with James Francis Burke, General Counsel of the Republican National Committee following a .cabinet meeting WASHINGTON~(/P)-The Senate Territories Committee will begin Saturday an Investigation of conditions n Hawaii. WASHINGTON — (&)— Renewed effort of farm groups to place a J5«,000,000 rider for direct loans to farmers on the reconstruction bill was defeated Friday in the House us consideration of the measure was resumed and it Is expected to be passed sometime; Friday afternoon. Thirty-Six Attend Robison Co. Meet Prescott and Nashville Staffs Meet With Hope Thursday Thirty-six persons, members of the Geo. W. Robison & Co. department stores in Southwest Arkansas, and their guests, were entertained at the Hope store in a personnel meeting Thursday night. It was one of a series of regular conferences held by the Hope, Prescott and Nashville stores, the last meeting having been staged in Nashville, and _•_ . . -*r^ i ' _ '» _» 'Jt i_l1--.J Grid Ace Finds Thrills in Air College Girls and Road Speaker on Rotary Program ive Entertainers From Magnolia A. & M. at Luncheon Friday VALUE OF~TOURISTS W. J. VVatson Urges Support of the Broadway of American Association ' Orville Mohler, who thrilled' thousands' of football fans as star quarterback of the Southern California Trojans, finds'his own thrills in the air. Here you sec Mohler with his fiancee, Bernadinc Olsen, in a training plane at Los Angeles, Where he is learning to fly. , Arkansas Town Ruled Entirely by Women Mrs. Eva McLane Runs Municipal Affairs of Mt. Id From Her Sunny Kitcfcen—the Men Stand Back in Admiration Police Take Trial To Besiege Hermit Redcoat Squad Mushes North in Third Attempt to Arrest Trapper AKLAVIK, N. W. T.-(/P)-A squad of mounted policemen was on the trail Thursday of a third attempt to dislodge Albert Johnson, a hermit trapper, from pis cabin in Rat river. The trapper, who is well supplied with ammunition and rifles and pis- tolu, has withstood two attacks of police. Ho is accused of shooting and wound.ing Constable A. M. Kintf, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, when King and Constable R. G. McDowell went to his cabin to question him concerning complaints of Indians that their trap lines were being robbed. McDowell drove a dog team the BO miles to Aklavik with King on the sled, seriously but not fatally wounded. A posse then was formed but it was met by rifle und pistol fire when the men attempted to approach the stronghold, which Johnson, believed dument- er, had built on a brush-covered pro-1 montory so that only a frontal attack j was possible. Bombs and rifle fire failed to dislodge the trapper, who found safety in a tunnel beneath his cabin when bomb explosions broke in the \door and tore holes in the roof. With supplies growing scanty, a guard was left near Jhe cabin to prevent Johnson's escape and the constables returned here to prepare for another attack. Heavily armed and with supplies for a long campaign, the mountics will set up a base at the mouth of the Rat river, 20 miles below Johnson's cabin. Son of Al Smith Is Arrested Friday Charge of Homicide Following Auto Accident Place4 Against Youth NEW YORK—(/P)—Former governor Smith's son. Walter, 22, was ar- ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^^ rested early Friday_on a technical to lhc largc nnd agressive business. Mr,. Robison, who presided, talked on "Service," declaring that the Robison company had no great buying advantage over smaller business houses, but its margin of success depended' upon the service given the public. ' He pointed out that all three stores had taken on additional help this month to provide better service for their respective communities. Reviewing the unsettled business conditions of the last two years, he said that the success of 1932 both for the stores and their employes would depend entirely on the effort the individual made to sell America back to prosperity. Alex. H. Washburn, publisher of The Star, who was a guest, paid tribute charge of homicide, resulting from an automobile accident in which an aged bowery resident was killed. Police said the accident was unavoidable but the law calls for arrest in such coses. Roosevelt Gets Angry at Story in Magazine ALBANY, N. Y.-(/P)-Franklin D. Roosevelt, governor of New York and potential democratic presidential-nom^ ince, labeled as a "contemptible liar the person delating a report that he called his democratic predecessor, Alfred E. Smith, a "rotten governor. The remark is attribute dto Roosevelt in a current issue of a weekly magazine by an anonymous author, who carried the remark as an unsubstantiated rumor. Asked about the report Thursday the New York governor snapped "You can say officially and on the record that any man who circulates u story of that kind is not only a Church Group Hurt is Truck Overturns Five Members of B. Y. P. U. Pwty Are Injured Seriously DARDANELLE— (/?)— Five persons were injured seriously and a score ol others slightly hurtp as a truck and trailer, carrying a party of Baptist People's Union members on a hayride Thursday night overturned. Those who were more seriously injured are, Ayleen Bagland, ZorUla The magazine article was based on .he long-discussed reports of a feud between Smith, democratic presidential nominee in 1928, and Roosevelt. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: HtO. U.». P»T.Off. spn, Mary JfeUawJ. Hi>t*y. Mr. Uobison had built up. He said that employes the world over had cause to be grateful for a connction with successful and sound enterprises during the panic from which this country is now emerging. Following the meeting, Mr. Robinson entertained the crowd with refreshments at the John P. Cox Drug com- any, and they were later the guests of Manager Howard Shuster nt the final night performance at the Saengcr theater. The following persons attended the meeting: Nashville Staff: Herbert Burns, Lige Tollett, Mrs. Lige Tollctt, Miss Lena Stone, J. G. Griffin and Aaron Tot- lett. Prescott Staff. Mr. and Mrs. Clint Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Pyc Dawson Henry, Lee Montgomery, Mrs Jesse Spradlin, Mrs. Joe Maher, Mrs Lelia McCargo. Hope Staff: Geo. W. Robison, Miss Lovena Ruggles, Geo. W. Robison, Jr. Mrs. Claude Stuart, Miss Alice Armstrong, Mrs, Lil Robertson, Miss Mae famison, Mrs. Corbin Foster, Mrs Jett Talley, George Wilson, Jr., Corbin Foster, Hugh Latimer, Logan Bailey Philip Foster, Clyde Coffee and David Frith. Guests: Mrs. Geo. W. Robison, Miss Lou Knoble, Mrs. Herbert Burns Mrs. C. C. Lewis, Harold B. Tollett son of Lige Tollett, and Mr. Washburn Editor's Note: The following story is borrowed Jrom Mr. Hearifa-leased wire, Universal Service. The author wrote it while visiting her parents in El Dorado. She had returned to Arkansas to do a series oi articles ot^ Hot Springs and wicinitj/ /or the Hearst newspapers. Miss Roe is an El Dorado qW^who '*&««>,,...,,,.„ from me University tpf Missouri in 1924 and joined tlie Et Dorado News when The Star's editor was managing editor of that paper. Miss Roe went from.El Dorado to Los Angeles two cars,later to become o feature lorit- r for Mr. Hearst's Examiner. Later |e joined the Chicago Herald-Eiam- ncr, another Hearst paper, at a large ry; and two years ago became io'man's feature editor of the Hearst Jniversal leased wire in New York City. This Arkansas girl was rated ast year by Liberty magazine (ts be- no „ one of the 10 foremost women lewspaper writers in America. By DOROTHY ROE Copywright 1932 by Universal Service, Inc. MT. IDA, Ark—A suffragettes' par- idise is perched high in the hills of ,ou them Arkansas. It is this little town of Mt. Ida, where women rule supreme. A woman mayor and a complete set of feminine fficials crack the whip of government icrc while the men look on in openmouthed admiration. Mrs. Eva McLane, a Gray-haired, mothery woman, runs the town from her sunny kitchen. And, between bak- ng fluffy biscuits and feeding the chickens, she settles all masculine disputes with a firm hand. She was elected Mayor by unani- Ptag-nong novices ajre Ukejy ,..,.«. rHHf-HiliHf w'«vy» <».v mt 8»»H for»s| tteJjr table OKMWm j tknv*v<h Kjtlttir tU»rVi**l. L, M. Daley Dies Near Lewisville Former Hope Resident in 111 Health for Several Months LEWlSVILLE-Rev. L. M. Daley, 70 died at his home two miles north o Lewisville, Tuesday. Mi. Daley was a retired Methodis minister and had been engaged in rea estate business for the past two years. He was active in Sunday school an church work, and taught a class o young men. Me i' survived by his wife, on sister, Mrs. W. M. Garner of Hope two brothers M. G. Daley of Littl Rock, and Walter, of Smackover., Mi. Daley was well known in Hope '•-•"•is livi"t here a number of year before moving to LewiwiLle. He wa \a »iajuvc ot Wsyarfa county, the ol I family home being near Bodeuvv. Admits Slaying Kidnaped Girl Church Revival Is Begun Thursday Large Congregation Attend the Opening Service* Notwithstanding the rain storm Thursday night a god congregation came out to greet Dr. Lawson and Mr. Green at the opening of the revival services. Dr. Lawson preached a splendid sermon on the subject "Who is Christ?" He said, that Christ, the God-Man, was unique and the superior of all men whoever lived. He has been n greater factor in shaping the history of civilization than any and all other men. His knowledge and wisdom were perfect, and he always spoke with authority. He proclaimed that he was the Son of God, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father, and that in him was life eternal for all men. Although he made the most extruvigant claims to knowledge, wisdom and power, yet he was the most humble of men. Mr. Green had charge of the music und sang a beautiful solo selection. Hear Dr. Lawson Friday night ut 7:30 you will enjoy his message and it will do you good. Cotton Exchange Is Headed by W. Simpson William Simpson, father of Mrs. Ernest Wingfield of Hope, was elected prcsi'J'snt of the Little Rock Cotton Exchange at the annual meeting of that organization in the capitol city Wednesday, it has been learned Hope Rotary club heard plans explained for the development of the Broadway of America association, and was entertained excellently by! five college girls from Magnolia A. & M. college, at luncheon Friday in Hotel Barlow, ; . The college girls appeared on an entertainment program arranged by Alex. H. Waskburn of the program committee, and were introduced by Terrell Cornelius. They were: Miss Evelyn Hunt, violinist; Miss Mary Louise Keith, vocal soloist; Miss Mabel Raley reader; Miss Lola Hunt, dancer; and Miss Marjorie Smith, accompanist and piano-soloist. The girls were under supervision of Miss Jewell Stevens, of the public speech depart-, ment of Magnolia A. & M. Highway Speaker Mr. Cornelius introduced W. J. Watson, field representative of the Broadway of America association, El Paso,Texas, who spent Friday in Hope and Prescott arranging for the installation of signs -marking this transcontinental highway through Southwest Arkansas. Mr. Watson' told of his trip on the state's new paved road from Memphis, No. 70, to Little Rock, and on No. 67 to Prescott and Hope. Entering Arkansas he was met by J. G. Thweatt, of DeVail Bluff, *A?kahsas;yice-presii- dent .of the Broadway association; and was well received down the line. Mr. Watson explained some of the policies of the Broadway association, relating principally to highway routes. "We do not advocate •'cut-offs," he said. "Even if it were possible to draw a straight line from Texarkana across Arkansas to Memphis it wouldn't be desirable. We want tourists, for instance, to visit and see Hot Springs, the oldest national park in America. Value qf Tourists We want tourists to linger with us, not dash right through the state. If a tourist were able to cross Arkansas with no more expense than the few cents charged as tax on 10 gallons of gasoline, then tourists would be a liability instead.of an asset. But tourists are worth-while. They will bring into a state millions o dollars a year, traveling leisurely through our midst, viewing our sights and spending along the way the mon ey necessary for any kind of tour." A small amount of money is to be raised in Hope to help place highway markers along No. 67, Mr. Corneliu explained, identifying this paved roat the the route of the transcontinenta highway which begins in San Diego Gal., and ends in New York City. Young Woman Hurt In Highway Mishap Mrs. Barney Burke, 19, o Mineral Springs, in Critical Condition Mrs. Barney Burke, 19, was in critical condition at Michael Meagc hospital in Texarkena Thursday from injuries received Wednesday ngiht when the truck in which she was riding left the highway near Shiloh, four miles west of Mineral Springs, and overturned. Her husband and brother, Mario Hamilton, were slightly hurt. They remained at their home near Shiloh for medical treatment. Aubrey Denson, owner and driver of the trucjk, was not injured. . ? Physicians at the hospital said Mrs. Burke probably received internal injuries in addition to a badly mangled dislocated shoulder and broken elbow. The group was en route to a neighborhood party when the accident occurred*. Actual details of the accident were meager at Mineral Springs where the injured were taken following the crash. Denson told a physician he lost control of the vehicle after he turned his head to look back over his shoulder i at another au|omobile approaching I from the rear. The truck struck a | slick space m the highway, skidded " I over the embankment and overturned. LITTLE ROCK — (#>) — Charles I Occupants of the automobile cfirect- Pearce, linotype operator on the Ar- j j y behind the truck assisted the in- Ten H Tennessee F Killed in mous vote of the GOO citizens of Mt. Ida, as were the six matrons who form her council. Interviewed in her combination living room and mayor's office, she jntied her apron, smiled affably, anc mid: f."Well, I never went in for politics 1 tofftibjJttJLMUSkm Jhlngs/arejja better In this town since We mom- en stepped in and took charge. "The men' themselves suggested it [ guess they were just plain tired or maybe lazy. Anyhow they put my name and the names of my six council members on the ticket, and we' 1 were unopposed in the election. '• •.. "The first thing we did was to have a clean-up week—men never do know about such things. And now we're working on a plan to put a fence around the court house lawn and plant shrubs and flowers. We want to sink an artesian -well, too, so we'll have water for the fire department to use. "Nothing much- .got done around here while the men were running the town, but now everybody says we-re and up-and-coming community." , In her position as Mayor of Mt. Ida, Mrs. McLane appoints the police department, street commissioner and fire chief. The merchants bring her their dissensions to settle, and the village ne'er-do-wells regard her with a wary eye. There has been only one arrest for drunkness in the year that Mrs. McLane has held office, and all time record, The Mayor's husband, J, G. McLane, looks at his woman- ruled town with resignation. Me speaks with pride of "my wife, the mayor," and says: "What can you do'! They even named the town after H woman." Democrats Slated to Win in Election Head of Anti-Saloon Lea gue Urges Members to Work Hard WASHINGTON — (A 3 ) — Democrats were advised Friday by F. Scott McBride, Anti Saloon League superintendent that if they would 'avoid stagering over the whiskey bottle and will nominate an outstanding high class constitutionalist they have a good chance to win," this year. In his report to the league directors he told them to wake up and fight during the next ten months. Charles Blshoff, 45, who has been held in jail in Cincinnati since De- ember 22, confessed the murder oi -year-old Marian McLean after days 3f questioning. Bischoff signed, a de- ailed statement of his actions, dur- ng the five days which followed little Marian's kidnaping December 7. Lex and Eatton, ing Communit f er From Si FREEZING".*^ ••MMM4B Floods Pound Levees in Missi ValteV late Agreement on Cotton Reached targe Line Heads and Railroad Executives Hold Meeting MEMPHIS — (ff) — Major General Thomas Ashburn, chairmaw of the Board of the Inland Waterways Commission announced-Friday that a "sat- sfactory solution", of the controversy, over Federal; barge line cotton rates iad been reached .at* i' conference lere Thursday of'-'railroad officials and barge line representatives. Terms of the agreement were unannounced however. The controversy arose" over sharp reductions in cotton rates on ship-^ ments*announced" by the "barge lines' for shipments from the Memphis area to New Orleans. • Tragedy draped sombre" day over the- motley tit? winter. ' . i " . While 'dandelions tario and there Was greens of the north cc-untryy jfi bers of the family o| *"" were dead from a* Lex and Easton, ing communities,' Heavy shows*' andj< „.. atures chilled sections of C Wyoming,-New Mexico tant were cold and) blear j blocked the highways ^ in'- fc Idaho and Nevada/ "i Floods pounded against sippi delta levees, as many,>, fled to higher grounds |'*? Explosion of dynamite'« the Tallahatchle as: sought to save their expehse of others. TRENTQN, members of a family'v five injured; one perha'ps\i a tornado ripped their', f Fire Causes $10,000 Damage at Stamps C. L. Cabe Store, Formerly Bodcaw Store, Burns Wednesday Night STAMPS, Ark. — Damage totaling $10,000 was caused here when fire started at about 10 p. m. Wednesday razed the C. L. Cabe store. The gocery and dry goods departments of the establishment, which is the largest in Stamps, were practically destroyed, while a newly-installed department featuring office equipment was damaged. The warehouse back of the store was saved by volunteer firemen, who also did much in preventing the destruction of the entire? building. The office of the store also was damaged by the flames, but no records were lost, since they were kept in a fire-proof vault. C. L. Cabe, proprietor of the store came here from Texarkana Thursday morning. He recently purchased the concern from the Bodcaw Lumber company, following a period in which lie was employed by the lumber company as manager of the store, pieces 11 miles, front night. 7 ' " - ' ' Some of the inju to hospitals here. "I to Dyersburg, Tenn.^1 The firgtrfW injuries' w*s' Home Telephone ^ here by an undertaker eral ambulances to Jhe . The ambulance driver bringing five injured persons here j that seven Whose names he.djd know, had been killed. 'Two were reported missing.' - > -•• Calls for help were delayed vyj f en lines of Communication. The'' phone operator said the line tori was down but "that her jfafornu, had been received over'a crossed ' Six doctors and several nurses; sent to the stricken communitie Both towns are small cotniriti F. H. Crenshaw, a farmer, to, seeing the Rice home, "picked ui jerked to pieces" by the rapidly ing funnel shaped black cloud.-- ^ it "While standing in my yardf, Ihe%4| a roaring in the southwest and i black cloud, dipping down in the of a funnel, possibly a couple of I away. ' ^ . "It traveled very rapidly and >-i noise almost deafened me as it can, near my place and then struck direc ly at the Rice home. "When it hit, the air was filled with/ flying particles. ** "The house was torn all to pieces and scattered over a wide area. Wo. ,f found Mrs. Rice's body near the house.'/ A little distance away I found one of". the little girls, badly injured. OtherX members of the family were found ' scattered over a radius of 100 or so, some of them dead and badly hurt." Man Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge Jurors May Fix Penalty at Death or Life Imprisonment kansas Gazette for twelve years ple'Hed guilty when he and his brother Don. were arraigned on a murder charge for killing James E. Chappie, cashier, in a robbery of the Gazette payroll last Saturday, Don pleaded not guilty. Undf Charles plea, the jury w hope. Mi-. Simpson received all 24 was called to consider the evidence fix nishinent at either death or votes cast. He succeeds Harry Worley as I lift} impn:- jnuient. jured from beneath the wreckage and rushed them to Mineral Springs. An examination at Mineral Springs convinced a physician that Mrs. Burke was critically hurt and she was taken I to Texarkana by E. C. Null, of Mineral Springs. Hospital attendants said Mrs. Burke's condition w«$ made more critical from the ghfldf received and from loss of Widow of Former County Judge Dies Mrs, Mary V. B'Shers Succumbs at Home Near Little Rock LITTLE ROCK— Mrs. Mary Virginia B'Shers, aged 67. widow of Dr. H. L. B'Shers, died at 'midnight Wednesday at her home on the Upper Hot Springs road. She was the daughter of John D. and Mary Crabtree Jones and a native of Washington. Henipsteac county. She was a member of Christ Episcopal church. Mrs. B'Shers is survived by a Mrs. James Crooks, and a brother, G. C. Jones, who lived with her. Funeral services were held at the R. F. Drummond & Co. chapel at 10 a. m. Friday in charge of the Rev. W. P. Witsell. Burial was in Oakland cemetery. Pallbearers were—Dr. S. P- Bond, Jim Banks, M. A. Matlock, W. E. Johnston, Saw McGill of McGehee and W. G. Oklahoma Banks Looted by Robbei $5,000 Taken From Two Institutions Only 10 Apart CASTLE, Okla.—(/P)-Posse search** ed eastern Oklahoma Thursday nimt for unmasked robbers who during the day looted banks at Paden and Cpstls, 10 miles apart, kidnaped officials of '| Mrs. B'Shers was the wife of the late H. It, B'Shers, wno served as county judge of jlempstead county, beginning his tpr« io 192,. The family nioysd to near Little Sock several yews ago. each bank and escaped with imately J5.000. Machine guns were used by the robbers at Sastle, Shortly before the robberies, which officers said apparently were executed by different gangs, the National Rating Bureau of New York notified the Oklahoma Bankers AssociatiffB tthat daylight holdup insurance rajtes, for the state had been doubled, effective January 11. Efforts to capture Charles "Preity-y! Boy" Floyd, the most sought criminal sister, i in the state, were redoubled after he ' was identified by witnesses as ope of three machine gun robbers who looted the State Bank of Castle. Ths Castle robbers forced two bank officials and two customers t«j accompany them to the outskirts of the city as protection agaiust gunfire. T. Elliott, cashier and H. H. Gray, assistant cashier and Glenn Dill gnq George Mowett, the captives, \tl«» released unharmed. While officers were trailing the i bers, three unmasked men looted first Nations! bank of Pateo of ~ kidnaped C. L? Sutherland, cashier, and escaped, , si* mites

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