Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 16, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 16, 1932
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HOPE, ARKAN3A8,My!?PAy; JANUARY 16, 1032 *»!* itd I ROL ABAN \ Breakfast Late, So Husband Attacks Wife With Hammer Ex-Federal Official of Foreman Held in Jail / at Ashdown WIFE CRmCALLY ILL Victim in Texarkana Hospital With 50 Wounds, Tells Story TEXARKANA—Mrs. Louis P. Mason, aged 35, wife of a Foreman real estate dealer, brought to a Texarkana hospital atfcr having been attacked, it is alleged, by her husband, was reported in a critical condition Friday night. .She arrived shortly before noon Fri~ y and has been unconscious practl- ly ever since. Hher skull is tract- in four places and she has num- cuts and bruises.' Little hope for her recovery is entertained. ''Mason, who Is under arrest at Foreman, formerly was a United States deputy Internal revenue collector for several southwest Arkansas counties, with headquarters in Texarkana. Since retiring from thot work four or five years ago he has been engaged in the real estate business. The couple married about three years ago. 'Mrs, Mason, in a statement to a Gazette correspondent at Michael Maeger hospital, where she is fighting for her life, declared that her husband attacked her because she did not have breakfast on time. ** "I was a little late with breakfast and ho become very angry," Mrs. Mason said. "He has a very high temper and the fact, that the meal was late njadt him seiie the hammer and strike mo with it repeatedly. '"Louis has been Very mean to me treated %ielawful ever since .we e? rhar|e^ ifero: than two V*M WiU Automobile o? Future Tafce Cu0 Prom There Radically New Mddels? All the time* she'was making this statement she complained of a terrible pain in her head. Physicians who mined the woman declared that __ e had at least 50 cuts and abrasions cm her head as a result of the attack, in addition to four or five skull fractures. V'Hc threw me on the cook stove, too," added Mrs. Mason. Her right arm was bandaged and places where the flesh had been burned were visible even outside the bandages. '"Where is my husband now?" she asked in a choked voice. "In' jail at Ashdown," replied the correspondent. The woman made no reply, but closed her eyes and continued to complain of the terrible pain in her head. "Didn't Want to Do It" "I didn't want to do it. I've been trying to keep things secret for a long time," Mason was quoted by neighbors as saying as they rushed into the Hason home. Sheriff J, D. Sanderson and Prosecuting Attorney J. M. Jackson of Little River county eume to Texarkana Friday afternoon bringing with them Robert Gore, aged 11, Mrs. Mason's ton by a former marriage. They refused to let the boy see the mother because of her critical condition. The- boy was the only witness to the attack. I don't know what mother and dad •ere fussing about," he said. "I heard fussing in the kitchen and then I heard mama scream. I ran across the streot uncl told neighbors about Neighbors said Mason told them: "1 had to do it; she pulled a gun on me," Deputy Sheriff A. C. Sellman, who arrested Mason, s>:iid he found a shot- gan in the house. • Little River county officials conferred with Assistant Prosecuting Attorney H. M. Barney of Miller county who had obtained a statement from Mrs. Mason. Mrs. Mason did not mention the gun in her statement, ABOVE—Motopists "in New.'York's Central Park got a "shock when the two .grotesque automobiles shown in the foreground joined the day's traffic. They're four-pyUnder, airplane-type cars, stream-lined for speed, ' and, .were built by Capt. James V. Martin, noted airplane designer of Garden'.City, Long Island. They have no chassis frames, spring nor axles, ^fie, motors are mounted in the'rear, and incorporate the trans- piivion. '•*{•> s '' ' ', *• . • v»* svunr*. *»FJ_This weird-tooklngj three-wheeled car, with.the en. the dooT in' the front, is j one ; oHwfrTO*dl- In the rear arid Sally new types of four-cylinder, automobiles designed by Capt.'James V. Martin, airplane builder. This machine is said to be capable of a 75-niilc-an-hour speed and to travel 85 miles on a gallon of gasoline. The unusual visibility which the driver is afforded is a feature of the car; LOWER RIGHT—It's hard to know whether this car is coming or going! With'the streamlines of an airplane, this four-cylinder machine is the> creation of Capt. James V. Martin^airplane, designer, shown in the photo.' The automobile will-'go 1.16mili^jm^jo^'its ,tijve$-~' ••-•-<—^ ' end'can get 45'miles''Wth'e"gallon. The motor is~in the rear. Program Is Given Thursday^ P.T.A Value of Physical Educa tion Discussed at High School , A physical education program wa JKven at Hope High School Thursday •&• the Parent-Teachers association With Miss Cornelia Whitehurst i Charge. The glee club under direction o Mrs. John Wellborn, sang two num bers. Coach Charles Wilkin spoke o •*The Values of Physical Education. A no-decision debate on the subjec ^Resolved, That Physical Educatien i » More Important Subject in th School Curriculum Than Algebra was staged by Taylor Alexander an Willis Smith. • At the business meeting of th J?.-T, A. the prospective visit of D Caroline Heggar was discussed. Mr John Owen presided in the absenc of Mrs. Charles S. Lowthorp, presi Admiral Pictures Future War in Air flofiet Urges Building of Eight Airplane Carrying Cruisers WASHINGTON.-(#>)-Wars of the uture were pictured before the House 'aval Committee Friday in a plea for more aircraft carriers. Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, ead of the Ntivy's Aeronautics Bu- cau requested ships to carry 800 more irplanes and asked the question: "If the submarine, with a sub-sU|>- acc speed of only 12 knots and carry- ng only a few hundreds of pounds of xplosives, with a range of only a few undred pards, nearly won the last war, what will a vehicle having u peed of 200 knots and carrying torpe- ocs and bombs having 2,000 to 4,000 rounds of explosives do?" "The importance of aviation can not >e overemphasized," he said. "An ade- luate naval air force, based 1 on car- iers and flying deck cruisers, is the jest protection against aircraft attack m the shores of the continental United States and our outlying posses- ions." Moffett endorsed the pending $016,250,000 Vinson construction bill, but suggested it be changed ot require the >uilding of eighUnstead of one of the tewest type ships, not yet tried out jy any power, fast cruisers armed with six-inch guns and carrying 24 airplanes each, "By buildjng eight flying deck cruisers instead of eight ordinary six-inch gun cruisers, we lose 24 six-inch guns and 1 gain 160' airplanes in the fleet (more than carried by the Lexington and Saratoga) plus eight mobile land- ng fields," he testified. Dry Agent's Slayer Dies on Gallows Mississippi Farmer Hanged While Brothers of Victim Watch CAPPER. FANNY SAYS; Love Uttera spec dup the mates. COLLINS, Miss.-()P) .—Guy Fairley, 44, farmer, was hanged in Covington county jail here at 1:49 Friday afternoon for the murder of Homer L. Everett, Jackson prohibition agent. Everett was riddled with buckshot as he was driving from the Gulf coast to Jackson with prohibition violation evidence against members of the Fairley family last Mny^ ' . The death chamber" of 'the little county jail was thronged with witnesses, including three brothers of the murdered man, and several fellow prohibition agents. Fairley appeared as unmoved as he did two days ago when he,was brought handcuffed from his cell to Governor Bilbo's office to seek a commutation of sentence. Waving at the crowd which thronged the yard outside, he smiled. "If you can do anything for my family I'd appreciate it," he said. "I am ready to die." Fairley was permitted to say goodbye to his wife and six children. Mrs. William Fairley, his eldest daughter and wife of William Fairley who received life for liis confessed part in the killing, broke down cqmpletely as she broke down in the governor's office Thursday night. Governor Bilbo, refusing commutation, branded as false her story that Everett was. killed because pf her alleged friendship with the agent, and not IP prevent his bringing liquor violation evidence against the Fairley family, The wife of the doomed man almost equalled him in calmness,. "One reason I am not graving any more than I.am is because^ kpow ho was an innocent man," she said. A final effort to save FaU'ley was made Friday afternoon when it became clear that Governor Bilbo would not recnosider his decision to let the law take ts ciourse. An attorney for Fairley appeared before thp Supreme Court with a petition for the unusual writ of cesset executio, alleging that Fairley was insane. The writ was denied. Late last fall the uupreme Court had turned down an appeal from the lower court sentence and 1 set the hanging date for January 8. On January 7, Governor Bilbo granted a stay .until Friday to hear the new story, presented by the '|airlcys during the past two days. — -!»H* Arkansas Postmistres Robbed of $80 by Man FAYETTEVILLE.— (#») —The postmistress at Evansville, near here, was robbed of $80 by a masked man who held her up us she was preparing tp close the «ffic>; Thursday night. Bulletins WASHINGTON—(#•)— Secretary Stlmson explained to the Senate Committee why the State Department withholds correspondence exchanged between the American Legation in Columbia while loans and concessions were pending last year. Immediately 'afterward the Finance Committee postponed a vote to demand (he department to turn over Ihis correspondence WASHINGTON — (#>) — Brcnck- inan, Washington Representative said Saturday that the National Grange favors Increased income and inh«rUimcc taxes to equalize the tax burden and a balanced budget. Despondent, Ends LifeWithShotgun L. D, Sutton, of Newport, Drives Wife From Home Before Killing Self NEWFORT.-WVfter driving his wife from home with (%-eats that he would kill her before ending his own life, L. D. Sutton, aged 75, for the past 50 years a resident of Newport, committed suicide about 9:30 Friday morning by firing a charge from a shotgun into his head. Relatives said that Sutton had been in failing health for several years and had become despondent. Early Friday moaning he brought a gun to the house, but ft was taken from him and hidden. A short time later he returned with a borrowed shotgun, telling his wife of his suicide plans and declaring that he would kill her unless she left. Soon afterward relatives found the body a short distance away. Death apparently was instantaneous. He is survived 1 by his wife, whom he married 26 years ago, and four child,,en, D. A. Sutton of Newport, Mrs. G. E. Lockhart of Denver, Col., John A. Sutton of Poet, Texas, and Mrs. A. B. Irby of San Antonio, Tex. Burial will be at Newport. Harrison Bankers Under Indictment Three Charged With Accepting Deposits in Insolvent Institutions • City Election Is to Be Held Feb. 23; 7 Lists Close Jam 23 To Vote for Recorder, Attorney and Four Aldermen COMMITtiF CHANGE W. .S. Atkins Succeeded by Calvin Cassidyin Ward Four The city • Democratic primary election for the nomination of six Hope officials will be Held Tucsttey, February 23, it was decided Friday night at a meeting of the city Democratic Central Committee. ' The election notice was posted in today's Star by the committee, signed by Ed VanSickle, chairman, and W, Homer Pigg, secretary. W. S. Atkins, city committeeman from Ward four, announced his resignation owing to the .pressure of other official duties; and the committee appointed Calvin Cassidy' to succeed him. . ; . Only one week is allowed for candidates' announcements in the city primary.^ The lists will close Saturday night,' January 23, exactly 30 days before the election. •••.*<-. Offices to be filled in 1932 are: City recorder, city attorney, and one of the two aldermen from each" ward. • Fred Webb is the present city recorder, haying been elected when the city''was'still,'operating under a second-class charter. The office of'city attorney is held by W. S. Atkins, who was elected by th? city council which served under the first-class charter adopted last spring. The four aldermen whose offices ar> up to the voters next_month- are: , Dr Don Smith, Roy Stephenson, Theo. P Witt, and kaJHalUbjjirtpn. 'MayorrJonnstfeseyftSCreasurer J. W Harper/Municipal Judge U. A. Gentry and the other four aldermen hold ove for the full two years .until the sprin of 1933. Under' the law, half the city council is up for election each year, and it was necessary}last spring for half the council to take the short-term in order to make the. system work properly. The current l! *elecUon is for the full two-year term, Goverridr Of Mississippi Martin Sennett Conner, farmer, lawyer and legislator, who becomes governor of Mississippi JanUary 19, is shown here in his best picture. He had been a candidate in three successive elections before he won last August. Heavy Loss 6f] +A mm i&/ktl *J ea as w»ii oi^,.,-, Released FOUR NEW BREJ Hundreds Betfig Waters Rise O Homes Sahm HARRISON—Three former officials of Harrison banks which closed last September 1, were Indicted by the Boone county Grand Jury Friday on charges of accepting deposits in banks they knew to be insolvent. They are C. C. Alexander, vice president, and Dan Holmes, cashier of the Citizens Bank and Trust Co., and Cleve Coffman, cashier of the Peoples Savings bank. The Gran Jury returned two other indictments which were not made public but which, it is regarded as certain, name A. T. Hudspeth, absconding head of a chain of nine banks now insolvent, and W, A. Hudspeth, his son, vice president of the Peoples Saving bank. It was reported unofficially that these indictments allege offenses similar to those charged in the true bills made public. After returning the indictments, the Grand Jury resumed its inquiry into the bank situation, and Prosecuting Attorney Jack Holt said that the investigations would continue with a view to determining the connection, if any, of other officials an ddirectors with irregularities in conduct of the banks. The three men indicted today already were under $1,500 bond each awaiting action of the Grand Jury. Cases of Mrs. Leila Paden and Mrs. Anna Pettit against the Arkansas Power and Light Company for $100,000 damages for the deaths of their husbands, was given to the jury this afternoon.. No verdict had been reached at 5:30 and the jury was disimissed until Saturday morning. The two damage suits, which were consolidated fpr trial, grew put of electrocution last February of Clifton Paden and. Ormand L. Pettit. No mention was made at the trial- Friday of discovery that a page containing an ordinance which the plan- tiffs sought to invoke in presenting its case had been removed from the city's official ordinance book. Assassination Plot Is Foiled in Spain Two Hundred Jailed Sat- uroay in Connection Plan to Kill President LISBON, Spain.-(/P)—Two hundred, including a number of low ranking officers were arrested Saturday in connection with what was described as a plot led by a former priest, named Fuarcc. to assassinate President Car- inona and his minister of finance. The priest, police said, was found in ,the home of a high government official talking" over the assassination plans. Editors Advocate Decrease in Taxes Discontinuance of Colleges for Political Purposes Is Reported LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—Sooperation of editors in a movement to decrease taxes through discontinuance of colleges "built for political purposes through the secession of schools from the north central association and cutting expanses in the county and state education departments was urged by speakers b°f° re lne Arkansas Press More Marines to Sail for Nicaragua U. S. Reverses Policy of Withdrawing Forces Until After Election WASHINGTON.— (/P) —The United 1 States has temporarily reversed its policy of withdrawing American forces in Nicaragua and will send 300 additional marines to supervise elections in that country. Secretary Adams of the Navy Department said Friday the additional foj-ce was necessary for the superintendence of the elections. President Hoover has appointed Rear Admiral C. H. Woodward as election supervisor. There are now nearly 1,000 marines in Nicaragua. Under a plan arranged last February between Secretary Stimson and President Moncada, this force was to have been reduced to about 500 men by June, but because of uncertain conditions the full number which it had been planned to withdraw were not taken out. ^ "The policy of the American government now is for the ultimate removal of all marine fqrces immediately after the election. Their place will be taken by the marine-instructed Nicaraguan National Guard. The date upon which the additional forces will sail has not yet been determined. Columbus Tigers Lose to Texarkana Miller Countians Win by Score of 10 to 9 at High School Gym The Columbus "Tigers" were defeated by the hard driving Texarkana "Porkers" Friday night in a game played at the local high school gymnasium, to acount of 10 to 9, after playing an extra three minute period. During the first h»J(f the Twin City quintet had the Tigers outcounted 7 to 4, but the 1931 district champions rallied early in the third quarter and exhibited superior guarding throughout the remainder pf the game. C. Gilbert holding the famous Thompson to one field goal arid two foul points. C. Griffin also played a fast game, holding his opponent, Owens, scoreless. Gilbert, Stella^ javojj man was high point man, leading both teams with two field goals ajid two fouls. Gentry Speaks to Kiwanis on Utopia Brotherly Love, If Practiced, Would End War, and Empty the Jails Municipal Judge U. A. Gentry addressed the Kiwanis Club Friday night with a talk on "Love." The speech had* been previously delivered to a Sunday school class of the Methodist church, where it made such an- impression that be was asked, to bring 4t to'theKrwanisCUib. ™ .1 He told how the ideal state of. civil - ization, commonly called Utopia, *was possible of acheivement through brotherly love, even though it has no%yet been realized by any 1 people, so far as it known. Bjit respect for our fellow man—brotherly love, with all it implies—could empty all our jails, and end all future ,wars before they started, Judge Gentry said. He told of the origin of the poem, "Let Me Live in aHouse By The Side Of The Road." The poet was traveling a lonely mountain road, Gentry said, when he came to a mountain spring which had! been convenintly arranged to quench the thirst of -all passers-by. After getting a drink there, he noticed a large basket of the delicious fruits and nuts of the section, with a sign inviting all visitors to help themselves. At once the poet started investigating the source of supply, only to find that a poor and elderly couple, wh ocould not even afford to keep their home in the best state of repair, had built the outlet for the spring water, and kept the basket filled with fruits. All in order to make the journey a little more pleasant for those who passed the way. Hence the poem. Two birthdays were celebrated by Kiwanians this week, and both of them, the Rev, Geo. F. X. Strassner, and Parks Fisher, reversed the usual proceedure, and passed sigars and after-dinner mints to the assemblage. Leffel Gentry, recently elected into the club, and.who will serve as song leader, led in many peppy songs. Miss Sibyl Smith furnished the musiq <^>r the occasion. The club met at the Capital Hotel. Joe Floyd, former member, was a visitor. Boy Scout activity and vocational guidance work were named by the board of directors as the major activities of the year. With good will trips, and under-privileged child welfare work as secondary objectives for the year. Permanent committees for the year were named as follows: Dewey Hendrix, program; vbcational guidance— boy scout, John P. Cox; underprivileged children, Dr. Frank Pickell; reception, R. V. Herndon, public affairs, Irt Halliburton; music, Leffel Gentry; Kiwanis education, C. W. Weltman; inter-club relations, Dr. A. J. Neighbors; membership and classification, Rev. Geo. F. X. Strassner; house committee, Parks Fisher; attendance, J. M. Harbin; agriculture, A. £. Stonequist; and good-will and grievance, C. F. Erwin. J. M. Harbin and Lye Webb will attend the mid-winter conference of district trustees and club presidents, at Kansas City, Tuesday, January 19. Next week the i:lub celebrated with 17th birthday of Kiwanis International with Dewey Hendrix and C. W; Weltman in charge of the program. *»•«* Mrs. J, J. Scott Pies at Fort Worth Monday Mrs. Frances Henry Scott, wife of J. J. Scott of Hope route one, died at the home of relatives at Forth Worth, Texas, Monday. She had been in ill health for a number of months and had 1 only gone to Texas a few c\ays before her death. GLENDOttAf. lahatchie river ^ ,, with sucn frequency S protecting'the system tf hills below Charleston, Wj, Tallahatchie county*-.was abandoned to conquering* Breaks carrying water least 20 square miles marooning hundreds, of s i causing the flight'of hu ' ers. -, ^ f . Four breaks in the past I were officially reported levees on the east bank o Though hundleds are t from* "near «JnWcrevassesV "in life has been reported. SWAN '__'_ 10-foot wall' <Jf waie? _ v . 1,000 Tippo basin homes Fri as families slept 'unaware oil With three major.breaks here at 'dusk the TalUih won its five-weeks Tippo basin. . rf f, »* Men who have relentlessly soj choke the river into its 1 arttti turned to' rescuing the the persons in the path ,6* th) water. ' Fear was expressed that"i rise 1 of 'wate? might (tfcap 1 niight iUes "and* cause 4 * af hea'yy-1 s&ts&sP** Sharkey last week, was,deepened considerab ling of the levee across f r 10 miles dowit the river." "> i? * , The complete collapse; of the; 1< north of here, Friday, however, ,,%,-,*„ probably send most'of the 4 JwnjiueV toj^ their roof tops l to await reseuea^fvi Adding to the misery-of.the>fiqp lies a drop in temperature will- caui acute discomfort. / A shortage of boats to refugees out has cau^ed^ levee^w,^,^.--^, sioners and Red Cross officials to Jfe-^ sue frantic appealers. f , \ " " E. P. Krick, Red;Cross disaster lief director, tonight appealed, to northern Mississippi cities to co-pv,. ate in immediate concentration of >r ' boats at Glendora. ' l /»'>$'"' A. B. Webb, local Red Cross dire&V tor at Webb, said Friday that since t the flood has assumed the pr$%?r-, tions of a major disaster at least ff99«Xo« 000 would be neeaed tp care proper]^ ,» for flood victims. «t, * The river cinched its victory lt^ . Friday afternoon when H, L. Gwy, levee commissioner of the Matyews bayou drainage district, gave up the^ fight at the Grassy Lake plantation and called off his, workers. Shortly after the levee went out, huge logs and other debris behig swept through the crevasse to further break its banks. Hardly more than an hour later the current hurled a small outboard motor boat against the levee a mile north of the Grassy Lake plantation, pushing it through the soggy earth, The third break occurred at the" Freeman plantation, near Wbaley, Mr. Gary said that sputh of SwaR- Lake the rlyer was running over th? levee kne'e deep down a five.mile stretch. Steady rains have been the Wvffs strongest ally. They made the lewes soft and unable to withstand thP sure and current. Crime in Hawaii Is Over Estimated Secretary Wilbur Reports to Territories; Commit' Saturday WASHINGTON.— (ff) -Reports by Governor Lawrence Judd of Hawaii describing the crime situation in Hon T olulu as less serious than recently pic-r tured was put before the Senate com? mittee Saturday by the first of four departments to testify before It- Secretary Wilbur of the Interior Re- partment, in charge of Island affairs, presented the reports to the Territories committee and said his dejpa had no sympathy with the n* administration in Hawaii. Wilbur said the failure o| » jury there to reach a verdict in thje trial o| five natives charged with a Lieutenant Thomas prompted subsequent murdaj? of the defendants. Secretaries' Hurley ajjd, Attorney GengraJ Mit.cfaeli testify. 4 . feiij, .**"£- -1-

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