Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 18, 1932 · Page 1
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AY, JANUARY 18, 1082 HOPE, ARKANSAS M Anti-Saloon League Hold Biennial Meet; President Cheered Chief Executive Referred to as Convinced and % Sincere Dry B1NGHAMJSASSAILED Connecticut Senator Is Sponsor of 4 Per Cent Beer Bill WASHINGTON.—(/P)-A declaration that "We have a convinced and'sin- cere dry irt the White House," brought the dlcegates to the anti-saloon league's biennial meeting to their feet Monday with an outburst of cheering. Rev. John M. Phillips of Hartford, Conn,, made n statement that "there are enough people in the United States ^o see that we do not have anything else but a convcinced and sincere dry there." He assailed 1 Senator Bingham of Connectioutt, sponsor of the four per cent beer bill with the declaration that not all sons of wild jackasses come from ,west of the Mississippi river. Meanwhile, testifying before the Senate committee considering Bingham's bill, Representative Dyer, of Missouri, said that the states refused to enforce the dry laws because the people regarded its definition of intoxicants as unscientific and dishonest. Hiccough Victim Itorted Improved Mrt. Ethel Cantrell Suffer* Widow of Pilot Is Stunt Flyer Her dare-devil husband, Freddy Lund,went to his death in an airplane crash last year. But Mrs. Lund here is shown after she had thrilled spectators at the Miami, Fla., air races with a breath-taking scries of loops and spins. . STUTTGART, Ark.—(/P)-An attack of hiccoughing with which Mrs. Ethel Cantrell of Humphrey has been suffering since December 26, was believed Monday to have been checked. She was brought to a hospital here Sunday from her home at Humphrey. The hiccoughing ceased late Sunday and she spent a restful night. • She was cheerful Monday despite her extreme weakness. m * m Counsel for Trunk Slayer'Plans Plea Two Confer Behind Closed Doors Mapping Out Insanity Case PHOENIX, Ariz.—(/P)—Attorneys for Ruth Winnie Judd conferred Sunday behind closed doors, mapping the plea of insanity which they plan to. take into the superior court Tuesday in an effort to save her from the gallows for the "trunk slayings" of Hedvig Samuclson and Agnes Anne Lero\. The attorneys, Herman Lewkowitz of Phoenix and Paul Schenck of Los Angelesc, said there would be other pleas in the defense structure, including one of self-defense, but their efforts will be centered mostly on proving insanity to account for the kill- Ing of Mrs. Judd's two friend's last October and the sending of their bodies to Los Angeles in two trunks and a suitcase. Prosecution attorneys worked secretly Sunday drafting a plan of strategy which they hope will bring a verdict of first degree murder and a sentence of death from the jury. The defense has subpoenaed three physicians to convince the 12-man jury—women do not sit on juries In Arizona — that slender, 27-year-old Mrs. Judd was mentally unbalanced. The witnesses are Dr. Edward 1 Huntington Williams, Los Angeles expert; Dr. George L. Stephens, superintendent of the Arizona state hospital for the insane, and Dr. L. Goss, Phoenix pathological specialist. Opposed to them will be two psychiatrists called by the state, Dr. Joseph Catton of Stanford University and Dr. Paul Bowers, Los Angeles, both of whom have appeared as experts in some of the most celebrated criminal trials on the Pacific coast. Hot Campaign in Louisiana Ended Voters to Decide on Long or Anti-Long Tickets in ""ttl^^Uetday,.., NEW ORLEANS'.— (/P) —Louisiana Demorats are to vote pro-Long or anti-Long Tuesday in the first statewide primary since the hair-raising contest in which Governor Huey P. Long was elected to the United States Senate over former Senator Joseph E. Ransdell. Continuation of "Long-ism" is the sole issue in this campaign. Governor Long is asking the people to vote the "complete-the-work ticket" headed by his highway commission chairman, O. K. Allen, for governor and John B. Fournet, speaker of the House of Representatives, for lieutenant governor. Actively opposing Allen and his ticket are George Seth Gulon, of Jefferson parish and Dudley J. Lcblanc, a member of the Louisiana Public Commission, for governor. Two other candidates for governor listed on the official ballot are State Senator William C. Boonc and William L. Clark Jr. Speaking for Allen and his administration ticket, Long has asked the voters to put these candidates in office in order to carry on his program of building "a hundred 1 million dollars worth of roads and bridges in Louisiana." "Don't change Horses in the middle of the stream," he urged, "and don't split the ticket ano! tic the hands of the governor." Mellon's Answers mentis First Los Angeles Snow in 54 Years! * . ' ,.fc!:L:L * ..Vf_. _- _ ^ _...,_ l^ k _. ., Texas Lawmaker Renew* Hi* Attack Before Judiciary Body CHARGES ARE DENIED Representative of Secretary Directed to Supply List of Stockholders WASHINGTON — (jfR) — Secretary Mellon's answer • to Impeachment charges* were concluded before the House Judiciary 'Committee Monday, but they were InVmediateiy renewed iy the accuser, Representative Wright Patman of Texas. Alexander Gregg, representing Mellon made a sweeping disvowal of all charges, submitted to questions by the committeemen and; indicated a willingness to be questioned by Patman, but the chairman < .^overruled such procedure, r-,,, Greg was directed to supply a list of the present holders of bank stock, which Mellon sold when he was appointed secretary. Rail Rate Cut on Cotton Is Likely Carriers Recommend 30 Per Cent Reduction in Hope Area MEMPHIS— (IP)— Rail rate reductions on cotton' shipments ranging from 20 per cent linthe central Memphis area, to 30, per cent in Southwest Arkansas, to New Orleans' and other Louisiana?and -Texas port*,, .appjeartc likely as the result of a w^ekiend conference here of cotton-carrying railroads. A second meeting is to, be held in St. Louis this week, after which the detailed plan will be put up to the Interstate Commerce Commission for ap- prpval. Some benefits are expected to accrue from this action despite its coming so late in the season. Although the julk of the cotton is ordinarily moved by the first of February, much will be handled as late as July this season, railroad men said. Outlook Meeting to Be Held at Monticello MONTICELLO — A farm outlook meeting will be held at Monticello Tuesday atfernoon under the I auspices of the Farm Extension Dej partment. C. C. Randall of Little Rock, Q. E. Dedell, agricultural.agent of the Missouri Pacific and E. B. Whittaker 1 of the cotton brapch experiment sta- ; tion of Marianna, will be the principal speakers. Aged Fulton Resident Pies Early Sunday A Mr. Cross, aged about 90, father of Mrs. E. U. Roberts, well known Fulton family, died Sunday following an extended illness. Deceased was born at Freemont, Ohio, and for the past several years has made his home at Fullgu, in the home of his daughter. He is survived by his widow and 1 two daughters. Funeral services and burial were conducted Monday after noon at Rose Hill cemetery of this city, with Rev. J. C. WUMams officiating. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: . REO.U.S nAT.orr. When * girt steajs Mw hearts of men, U ustwlly requires wine story work. W.S. Atkins Files For City Attorney Resigns From City, Committee in Order to Be Candidate . S. Atkins, city attorney, resigned as commiltceman from Ward Four in order to stand for re-election in the city primary next month, and not because of "other official "duties" as reported in Saturday's Star, Mr. Atkins said Monday. Mr. Atkins held the attorneyship by virtue of his election by the city council last spring, but next month will seek election at the hands of the voters. It was his opinion that the law would not permit him to hold a place on the city committee while seeking an elective office. He filed for the attorney's office Monday morning, District First Roiinti Bulletins today's Issue celebrates the third anniversary of the purchase and consolidation of the Star of Hope and the Hope pally Press, as the Hope Star, January '18, 1S29. LITTLE- ROCK.— (/P) — FonAer Lieutenant Governor Lee Caiort said Monday that he* was seriously considering entering 'the tacc»t«rt Lieutenant Governor in the.AjfetM ust primary. J •><•' •>,., JONESBORO.— (yp) — The new Mercantile Bank opened here Monday, where banking facilities •were lacking for more than a month, i *' No one has seen a picture like this'lilialf a century! ft shows white-blanketed .Hollywood boulevard at Los "Vngeles famed for its sunshine and baW climate, after the city's first snowfall in the 54 years of the weather aureau there. The snow fell for an hour and a half. Note the palm at the left flith a covering of snow. LC. (Lex) Helms in Race For Alderman Well Known Main Street ident.Qffer. as Ca eoruary 23 Minister Freed in Killing Successor Self Defense Plea Wins Freedom for Accused Pastor LAMAR, Mo,-(/P)-Rev. J. A. Brown, "68, was acquitted Saturday night by a circuit court jury of a charge of murdering Rev. George Rider, his successor in the pulpit of Halley's Bluff community church. He admitted the shooting but pleaded self defense. The jury deliberated less than two hours in reaching a verdict. The trial was the second one held, a previous one last September being ruled a mistrial because of the continued illness of a juror. Brown resigned as pastor of the church after he had been accused by members of his congregation of earning additional money by preaching at other churches. Brown, who contended he fired in self-defense after Rider attacked him during a visit at the Brown residence, was characterized as a "wolf in sheep's clothing" by Prosecutor Hallett. The shooting occurred when Rider went to ask Brown to preach the Easter sermon from the pulpit of the HaUey's Bluff community church. Attention to the voters in the coming election, February 23, is called to the announcement of ' L. C. (Lex) Helms, as a candidate for the office of alderman from Ward 1. . Mr. Helms is well known in the city and is thoroughly qualified to perform the duties of the office in which he is seeking. . ' He has been a resident of Hope since 1904. For 13 years he was employed by the Southern Grain and Produce Company, 10 years was spent as a salesman for the Hope Fertilizer Company and he is no won the road as a representative of the Virginia Carolina Chemical Company. - •» « •• •. ; Geneva Policy of U.S. Not Settled Whether Budgetary or Direct Limitation Will Be Sought a Mystery WASHINGTON.— With the American delegation to the disarmament conference scheduled to leave for Geneva Wednesday, one of the most important questions to be faced at the world" parley remains unsettled. This is the question of whether the United States shall agree to the budgetary method of limiting land, air and naval armaments. The end of the preparatory period for the conference finds the War and Navy Departments ranged in opposition to State Department officials on the issue of whether armies and navies shall be limited by numbers and tonnages or by a limitation on the amount of money each nation may spend for national defense. The national defense forces favor a plan of the direct method of limitation of ma/ terial by numbers and by categories of warships or weapons. The State Department seems to favor adoption, at least in part, of the method whereby expenditures on warships and war materials would be i limited by treaty. Whether the State Department favors limiting army and navy personnel by limiting expenditures on such forces has not been made clear. 'Phone Girls Comb State ; V< - But £et Their -Party •i YALLEYjCITY, N. D.-(tf>j-A long distance telephone call for a man Whose address was given as "somewhere in North Dakota" was successfully completed "by toll operators here Btelk!alUng:93 ^owns^^v.^. *-* Jfc The operator* .caltedTW ;lptelsr,«5 garages, 90 implements dealers and 50 residences and stores before they located the man. ' Arkansas Pen Escapee Is Caught in Kentucky LITTLE ROCKTArk.—(/p)-George Young, 33. who in 1924 "shot up" the town of Lainberton, Union county, killing one man and wounding another, and who escaped from the state farm at Tucker where he was serving a life sentence, was recaptured Saturday at Henderson, Ky,,'S. L. Todhlut- er, warden of the penitentiary, said Saturday night. Young's recapture was the third escaped life term prisoner to be returned to the "walls" in less than u month. Warden Todhunter on December 2, returned. Raymond Cole. Montgomery county slayer, from Wolf Point, Mont., ano! January 6, hi brought about the rearrest of Floyd Reynolds, White county slayer. Many Candidates In Senatorial Race Campaign to Overshadow that of Governor in Arkansas . LITTLE ROCK.— (/P) -The campaign for United! States senator probably will overshadow that for governor this 'year for the first time in more than a decade in Arkansas. Not until the senatorial campaigns are outlined will the • governor's race take full shape. Beneath the outward signs of present maneuvering is a deep seated race for the inside positions for both offices, and the results will in large^ measure determine who the strong' candidates will be. The special election last week disposed of all consideration of the short term for United States senator, and served to focus the prospective candidates' mind on the race which will end with the democratic primary next August 8. ' Comparatively few candidates are "set" for the campaigns, but a few announcements have served to help outline the races. Vincent M. Miles, of Fort Smith, democratic national committeeman, has announced for the senate, and Governor Parnell has been busy laying the foundation for his campaign, which he probably will start in May. Earl V. Hardin of Fort Smith, Rex- Floyd of Yellville, and Melborne Martin of Little Rock, are the others definitely in the race. Supreme Court Justice W. F. Kirby, who served in the United States senate during the World war, may be a candidate. He was defeated for reelection in 1920 by the late Senator T. H. Caraway. Although now considered a candidate for re-election, Attorney General Hal L. Norwood also is mentioned as a possible senatorial aspirant. Discussions of possibilities also bring in the names of two El Dorado men— 0. L. Bodenhamer, former national commander of the American Legion, and Joe K. Mahoney, attorney. Political circles probably will be informed in two or three weeks as to Congressman Heartsill Ragon's intentions. Whether he will seek re-election from the Fifth district, run for the senate, or seek the governor's office, are questions the politicians would like to have answered. Judge Richavd M. Mann of Little Rock was the first to launch a gubernatorial campaign. He announced a week ago. This race probably will attract two otb.er circuit judges— S. M. Bone of Batesville, and W. J. Waggoner of Lonoke. Chancellor J. M. FuUell of Faragpuld also has been mentioned. three Russellville men— Asks Reflection Former City Re c o r d e r •, v ;^MaJce§ ; ,J^(plitici 1 nouncement Fred Webb,*Hope's veteran city recorder, will seek 1 re-election to His .old office now known as city clerk, in the Democratic city primary February 23, he announced in the political column of today's Star. Mr, Webb, who was elected 1 in 1930, and then had to stand for reflection last spring after sreving but one year of the'new term, on account of the city's new first-class charter, devoted his campaign utterance to thanking the voters for their past favors, and asking their support for one more election. . • Mr. Webb, in addition to his duties as city clerk, is also treasurer of the water and sewer district of the entire city. "'h (Continued 06 page three) 16 Alleged Soviet Agents Arrested Roumanian Police-Charge Russians, Carrying $30,000 With Terrorist Aims BUCHAREST, Roumania.—(#>)—Sixteen alleged Soviet secret agents—one of them described as a beautiful woman—have been arrested at Constanza. Roumanian authorities said they believed the prisoners, to have been commissioned 1 to organize a terrorism campaign against leading persons in what police called the biggest Soviet espionage plot in all years. They were seized as they disembarked from the Greek ship Philomena, which arrived from Odessa with false papers. The Russians, wh,o carried more than $30,000 in gold and United 1 States currency and a, number of documents in secret codtf were alleged to have connections with anespionage or&VMiza- tion in Paris. Their presence' aboard the Philomena was tipped off by a secret agent in the Belgian legation at Istanbul, Roumania authorities said. The arrests aroused intense interest here in view of negotiations now pending for a non-aggre.ssive past between Soviet Russia and Roumania. Election Meeting For Charity Group Red Cross and Associated Charities to Meet at 3 P M/Tuesday The annual election meeting for the Hempstead County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Hope Associated Charities, has been called for 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Hope city hall. The announcement was made Monday by D. B. Thompson, chairman of the county Red Cross, who urged a representative group turn out from both memberships for the joint meeting. 20 Point Gain For Cotton Last Week Both Domestic and Export Demand Better Than One Year Ago MEMPHIS.—(U. S. Department of Agriculture)—The cotton market'dur- ing the period January 9th to 15th witnessed a ( very steady',-undertone with quotations at the end-of 1he week about 20 pouits higher than the closing quotations of the week, before Reports continued to say that domestic demand^ was of a hand to mouth character but f ojrejgn demand (hacflm'provea with Buyers' -inTpfiries centered largely pn the lower grades of cotton, in the. lengths 7-8 inch up to I 1-32 inch inclusive and although the offerings of such cottons are now more plentiful, sellers were said, to have been asking very full prices. The present situation is rather unusual inasmuch as the supplies of unsold raw cotton are large but the offerings are not free. , Average price middling 7-8 inch as compiled from the quotations of the designated markets January 15th 5.25c, compared with ?5.99c January 8th and 9.29c for corresponding day a year ago. Sales of spot cotton reported by the designated markets the past week were in fair volume. According to the Bureau of Census domestic consumption for the month of December amounted to 415,517 bales compared with 405,518 for December 1930, and for the five months ending December 31 consumption- amounted, to 2,200,000 bales compared with '2,i 000,000 for the like period a year ago. According to the same source cotton on hand December 31 in consuming establishments in the United States amounted to 1,60,000 bales against 1,700,000 last season. Exports continue to show slight gains over those of a year ago, and total exports to January 15th this season amounted to about 4,400,000 bales against about 4,300,000 the previous season. Exports to Japan and China continue comparatively heavy. Supreme , Seeded' 6 Bombers on Trip of Aid to Indians Drop 10,800 Pounds of Rations to the Snow- Bound Tribe WINSLOW, Ariz. —(/P)- Six ar-my bombing airplanes from March field, Calif., took the air at 8:30 a. m. Sunday on a 'mission of mercy to snow bound and suffering Navajo Indians of this district. By noon 10,800 pounds of rations- had been dropped at widely separated points. The work continued. The hungry and shivering red men rushed eagerly to each spot the instant the bundles of provisions struck the snow-covered earth. The parcels were torn open with ravenous haste and their contents distributed among the tribesmen. Officials said at noon that the delivery of supplies will be slower henceforth, as the more remote settlements are reached. Sunday's actual delivery of food fol- folowed survey flights Saturday in which "distress points" were designated over the reservation and experiments were conducted in dropping food. It soon became plain that the bundles must be wrapped in many thicknesses of heavy paper and burlap. Beans and other loose articles were scattered over 1000 square feet of snow when an, ordinary cloth sack was used on the first test flight. Each plane carried 800 pounds of food divided into 10 bundles of equal weight, the packages coptyinuig beans, flow, sugar, salt pork and dried fruit. Amount Si Finitl Scl , , Teacher.! The Hope School first round in'its floating, deb* at" cellor C. E. Johnson* of a district' to Jreach figure of its unbonded < of the passage of ,tnev,i cation act of 1931," in 1 a Texarkana SundayX;; -;1 The case had;been* Chancellor Johnsofi.: with decision resen^d Following' the veMi court, the Hempstead, sociation, plaintiffs in 4j~« £!l*u1 «*W«-'.*l«WAipkV ' lion* uieu aA" appeal court. * t t ! " * • i Appeal Is p. A. Grav4s?repr«i district; carried the;aj to Little Rock Sunday it'with'the-sui ° " morningvifcsj vahcect as a s _ ( „__ An Associated Prewi dap day noon reported f th»f? court-had acceded to^fhis.^^—^ •would announce its decision Fe: ary8, '• / \ • ' A favorable decision for —,-,-board on that date is expected,to' able the Hope schools -^- i -' Jrt - K -' for the,second '—"February 1. , . . Members of 1 the Hope facultl) already accepted a 50 pier cent' reduction, which, -with' the uddii money provided the schools ; by ci debt expansion, would'm' " finish the year, (in* the, board .members. ' r ' Seek W«W Llv, * The issue at law is whether the-; district is limited (to 163,000 ;floai debt—the amount 'of its ann ' come—or $80,200, the figuri' ai. , the unbonded debt stood!when legislature passed the school cation act one year ago. The present floating debt is 18,000 to be reserved for interest.; ment on the bonded debt, a total' $63,000-50 that an actual $17,200 v be made available for the balance'. ; the year if the district sustains Its' right to the $80,200 figure. Highway Accident > m Results Fatally ^ Infant Hurt in Wreck Near .*$ Blytheville Succumbs ,« to Injuries ' ,^S BLYTHEVILLE—Injuries in »n aij? tomobilesmash-up on highway 61:tW« miles south of Blytheville Saturday night, proved fatal today to Billy Sprayberry, infant .son of Mr, and, Mrs. E. S. Spreyberry, one of five pe?» sons hurt. * * f Funeral services were held for ttVS child Sunday atfernpon at S^ndy Ridge cemetery, white his father, 8 plantation foreman, and sister, Miss V. C. Sprayberry, 17, were rawer, ing from,, injuries in the BlytheviU? hospital. The child's mother and another sister, Joyce, 12, also suffered minor cuts and bruises when the Sprayberry car collided with a seed truck driven by Jack Norton, ?0, of Paragould, who was unhurt. «:£ Senators Approve Unemployed Bill Federal Appropriation of $375,000,000 Will B* Sought in Senate \ LaFollette bill to authorize % appropriation of $375,000.060 for uneflpftj ploy ment relief Monday was approved by a committee of senators. This group will soon report to &£ full manufacturers committee must report on tbe legation it can be seat to <£# seusn^ for.

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