Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 19, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 19, 1932
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A«*otUt«l PrtM, N*w»ptp«r HOPE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 19,1932 HEADS ^^^^^_ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^~ ^^^^ ^^MA^^. .gi^^^Uj^^f^^^j^ NIANCE Bodenhamer Will Address District Legion Thursday Past National Commander Returning Here for Night Meeting PUBLIC IS INVITED Hope Legion Post to Be Host to Southwestern District Past National Commander O. L. Bodenhamer, of El Dorado, will address v a district meeting of the American Legion In Hope city hall at 8 o'clock ,> Thursday night, January 21. Confirmation of Major Bodenham- r's engagement here was received Ste Monday by J. L. Stringer, commander of the Leslie Huddlcston post of the Legion. While in Hope r for a noon-day lun- ,cheon two weeks ago opening the state membership campaign, the national commander promised to return at a night meeting when legionnaires and other ex-service men and guests from surrounding counties could attend. In addition .to Major Bodenhamer, other speakers will be: Past Stale Commander Kosminisky, of Texarkana; State Adjutant Sessions, of Little Rock; and possibly State Commander Armstrong of—Fort-Smith. The meeting Thursday night will be •open to all the public, the*Hope post announced. • „-...-„-, itm'aK3cf~ Bo3enna"mer is a Jor'cefuV speaker, one of Arkansas' be*t-knbwn national figures, and is expected to deliver an address that , win 6e of Interest to all citizens. Hawisen MuPder Trial Under Way Roger Gibson Faces Jury Second Time for Slaying Produce Dealer HARRISON—The second trial of Roger Gibson, Harrison, on a charge of first degree murder for the death of Guy Mann, Mountain Home produce dealer, November 3, 1930, opened Monday. Gibson's first trial n year ago resulted in a disagreed jury, Gibson has been at liberty on bond ever since. The regular jury panel of 24 was exhausted and 22 special vcniremcn were examined before the jury was selected. Opening statements indicated that the evidence to be offered will be 'practically the same as that of the first trial. V. D. Willis, who is assisting Prosecuting Attorney Jack Holt, described the killing as deliberate, prcmediated murder, and said the state will-ask the death penalty. J. Loyd Ehouse made the opening statement for Gibson. He said the evidence would show that Mann had been attentive to Mrs. Gibson for a year or more before the killing, that ho had been warned to discontinue these attentions, that he had promised to do so and that he had disregarded the warnings and broken his promise. On the night of the killing, Mr. Shouse said the evidence would show, Gibson overheard Mann and Mrs. Gibson sgi'ee to meet at the corner where the shooting took place. Mr. Shouse said that Gibson would testify tout he intercepted his wife and then went ulone to meet Mann, that he protested with Mann as he sat in the cab of his truck waiting for Mrs. Gibson, and that Mann threw his left arm around Gibson's head and drew him into the cab of the truck. Gibson will testify the attorney said, that while Mann was groping about the floor of the truck cab, apparently for a weapon, Gibscn dre,w his pistol from a side pocket of his coat and shot Mann through the head. Only four witnesses were heard. All, including A. C. Christeson, coroner, 'testified to the finding of Mann, fatally wounded and unconscious in the cab truck. ^Relations Severed By China-Japan News Agency Announces Action in Bulletin Tuesday Night NANKING—-(#>,)—The official Chinese news agency. Kuornin announced Tuesday night severance of diplomatic relations with Japan imminent because of the Manchurian controversy. Foreign Minister .Eugene Chen, in the IftVeet convert to such a stand and additional Chinwe leaders rallying to this viewpoint include Christian Gen- ual Feng Yu A Pictorial Fish Story A leap that cuts the water like a knife, a spray of white foam, a flash of rainbow colors in the sunlight . . . and here the elusive sailfish, prize game of tropic seas, stages a battle for life before the camera at Miami Beach, Fla, The fateful shadow of the fisherman's pole looms upper left in this unusual photo. Increase in Work Asked By Laborers More Jobs Sought Over Wage Slash at Parley Between Officials CHICAGO—(ypJ-^Organized railway labor, asked by the managements .to accept 10 per cent wage reductions for one year, inquired Monday if the car- /4W5UV9MJiU**»_KUlWg to increase employment by approximately the same percentage. In the negotaitions between rail presidents and heads of brotherhoods and unions, the labor delegation had originally asked that "an average force" be assured employment for one year. The president, stating in a general way that the wage reduction would stimulate employment but at the same time doubting that they could give definite assurance of employment had asked for a more detailed suggestion. This was the answer of the labor group considered to be the crux of the entire negotiations, "Would the railroads agree to guarantee during the period for which they have proposed a payroll reduction to maintain as a minimum amount of work not less than the total man hours worked by each class of employees in the year 1930." Since the number of man hours was approximately 10 per cent less last year than in 1930 this would mean additional employment of about that much. To Demonstrate Oil Refinery Here Good Oil to Be Made From Crank Case Drainings J. W. Micldleion, reprcscnattivc of the Midget Oil Refining company of Clinton, Oklahoma, is spending a few days in Hope. Ho is demonstrating a machine, whereby old crank case drainings can be restored to good usable oil. This demonstration will take place at the Pritcheet & Brewer blacksmith shop on East Third street at 9 o'clock Wednescfay morning. The public is cordially invited to see this demonstralon. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS,- u.». PAT. ymou \>IM> UWQWS a UM. Bennie Benton in Alderman Race Local Bookkeeper Announces Candidacy in Hope City Election Bonnie Benton, bookkeeper for Re- phan's NeWkYork Store," has announced his candidacy for alderman from Ward Orie, Injthe coming city election, whichcwill be held on Tuesday, February 25., Mr. Benton is well known in the city,. having come here 12 years ago from Nevada county. He was formerly employed by the Hempstead County Bank Sc Trust company, leaving that institution to' join the Dixie Creameries, Inc. With the exception of a short time spent in Louisiana with this company, Mr, Benton has lived in Hope continuously. This is the first time he has sought public office. Birth of Robert E. '" Lee Is Celebrated 125th Anniversary of the Southern General Observed Wednesday RICHMOND, Va.-(/P)-The old south and the new south were one Tuesday as General Robert E. Lee was honored throughout the vast territory once under the stars and bars in celebration of his 125th anniversary, Ceremonies in Virginia included the dedication of a full length statue in the old hall of the Virginia House of Delegates. High School to Play National Guard 2 Other Games Scheduled at High School Gym Wednesday Night Three basketball g^mes are scheduled to be played at the local high school gymnasium on Wednesday night. The first game is expected to be one of the best of the season according to fans wh ohave been regu'.ar attendants of the games here. Iiv this game the high school boys will for their opponents the local National Guard team. Spring Hill will play Rocky Mound in the second game of the evening. Both of these teams have won from various other schools of the county and a fast, furious game is expected between these two rural schools. In the third game of the evening Fatmos and Emmet will furnish en- tretuinment for those who attend. Those who enjoy basketball- should not miss attending these games on Wednesday night. Concern Expressed Over Whereabouts of Bishop PROVIDENCE, R. I.—The whereabouts of the Rt. Rev. Granville Gaylord Bennett, Episcopal bopisli of Duluth, Minn., were a subject of concern at the office of the Episcopal diocese of Rhode Island Monday. The mid- western prelate failed to arrive to fill week-end engagements and his office in Dul nth reported he had not been in touch there sijjce last Wednesday when be started east. Re-Rating of Hope Insurance Risk Is Begun on Tuesday Five Inspectors Arrive in City to Investigate Local Fire Hazards • ISSUE GAS~WARN1NG Rubber Stove Connections Will Be Removed at Owner's. Cost Five officials of the Arkansas^Fire Insurance Bureau arrived InlHope Tuesday morning to re-rate all fire insurance risks in this city. Headed by Charles W. Burns, the inspectors are: C. H. Rutherford, William S. Boaz, Robert W. Burns and J. E. Hornibrook. They are maintaining headquarters at the Capital Hotel. Mr. Bums asked the co-operatiop, of all busienss men and residents in checking up on office buildings and houses. The inspectors will present their credentials before entering any building. One specific warning was issued to householders. All rubber hose connections on gas stoves should be removed before the inspectors arrive, or the inspectors will remove the rubber pieces themselves and replace them with metal connections, charging! the householder for the work. Rubber hose connection's on gas stove's are prohibited under the insurance code. It is expected to take several- days to check the entire city, bringing the insurance-risk record up to date and, adjusting each policy to the actual risk that its building represents. -»«•• 500 Repair Levee to Save Greenwood Leflore County City Now Threatened by Rising Flood Waters GLENDORA, Miss.— (ff>) —G r e e n- wood, Leflore county, is now bearing its share of flood waters in company with scores of small towns inundated by floods in six or eight counties of the Tallahatchie river valley. The Yazoo river at Greenwood today registered 40 feet and spread its waters further and higher at the city limits than it has ever done before. The water was rising very slowly but the level outside the dikes was two feet higher than the street level. Five hundred men worked through the day on the west side of Greenwood patching up walls to save the business section from water backing through five washouts in the Columbus and Greenville railway embankment, two miles west of the city. Thirty thousand acres went under water today in Quitman county in the upper Tallahatchie valley after a crevasse broke in the main west bank levee of the Tallahatchie river 12 miles from Lambert. The new inundation sent refugees scurrying to Lambert, Marks and Crowder, all of which are practically surrounded by water. East levees in Tallahatchie county have been deserted to the mercy of the flood because of a criss-cross of levee breaks, but on the west side of the river in Quitman, Panola and Tallahatchie counties, convicts were used to sandbag against water pouring over the Coldwater dikes. Former Film Star Robbed of Jewels Carmel Myers, Now Wife of Lawyer, Valued Gems at $20,000 BEVERLY* HILLS, Cal.—(#)—Carinel Myers, screen star who left motion pictures several years ago to become a housewife, snapped on the lights in her apartment early Monday and turned around to face two masked men with drawn revolvers. They forced her to surrender jewels which she valued at $20,000, and with a warning not to notify police for half an hour, cut the telephone wires and fled. She escaped being bound and gagged when she told the robbers that she expected to become a mother this spring. As they walked out the door she began to cry and one of them turned around and tossed back her wedding ring. Isie Janis, 42, and Husband, 26 "I am making my .debut on the stage of matrimony," smiled Elsie Jenis, stages, of America and Europe, Miss Janis was a popular entertainer for U. S. forces overseas during the. World War. 1 *. Clyde A. Monts in Race for Alderman Local SJeed, and Produce Dealer Seeks Election February 23 Appearing in the regular announcement column of this issue is the name of Clyde A. Monts,;.of Ward,. 4, who is seeking election as alderman from that ward in the:Democratic city primary February 23. '. . Mr. Mbnts is well known to the voters of the city. He is a native of Hempstead county and is the son pf A. C. Monts of near Rocky Mound. Since manhood he has been engaged in the seed and produce business, spending nine years in Muskogee, Oklahoma. For the past five years he has been connected with the Monts Seed company o£ this city. This is Mr. Monts' first time to seek a public office. New Marshal Is Named by Lockesburg Council LOCKESBURG—The city council of Lockesburg has appointed H. A. Bailey as marshall and street commissioner to succeed John Richardson, who has resigned and moved to Kilgore, Tex. I Lowell Rosson is acting as night I watchman of the business section, Pipeline Companies Spend $100,000,000 Two of World's Largest Lines Are Completed in 1931 AMARILLO, Texas.—(#>)—Major gas pipeline companies spent $100,000,000 in the Panhandle field during 1931. Considerably more Hum that amount was spent by the same companies in other states to develop their gas distributing systems which originate in the Panhandle. Two of the world's largest gas pipelines were completed from the area during the year. One of these was connected at Torre Haute, Ind., with an Eastern system, and gas from the prolific Panhandle field is now being burned in New York City. The other line is supplying Chicago. These pipelines and two others arc' providing fuel for the industries and nomes of all tlie larger cities in the Middle West. $6,000 Loss Suffered as Arkansas Hotel Burned SWIFTON. Ark,— (#>) —The Hardey hotel ,a two-story frame structure, was destroyed by fire early Monday with a nestimated loss of 56.000 and the Albeit Daniels Cafe, udjoinnig, was damaged. The hotel and contents were owned by Mrs. Lula Tale and her loss is partly insured. The^ hotel was operated by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Rush. Several persons fighting the fire suffer- i J scorched faces but no one was seriously but'ued and all guests escaped uninjured. Estimated 57,000 Homeless in Flood Crews Fight to-Prevent Breaks Along 200 Mile Fro n t MEMPHIS-(yp)-The: Memphis Appeal Tuesday, estimated (that approxi- 'mately 57,000 persons • \yere made homeless in the flooded delta sec- tion'of Mississippi. ';:•''.' ".; •'. Flood fighting went;, forward Tuesday on both ends ; of a 200 mile front at Honey Island in Humphreys county in the south and uitman county on the north. Hiccough Victim Still Improving Drive Over Rough Road May Have Resulted in Checking Malady STUTTGART, Ark,—Mrs. Ethel Can. trell, who suffered severe attacks of hiccoughing during the past 24 days, lay restfully in her bed at the Drennen hospital here Monday night, apparently almost cureU of the strange ailment which began ' sapping her strength when she was confined to her home December 26, though no one seems to know what was responsible for relieving her. Dr. S. A, Drennen, owner of the hospital to which Mrs. Cantrell was taken Sunday afternoon', after she was brought from her home in Humphrey, was not in Stuttgart Monday night. Employes of the hospital, and C. P. Turpin, whose ambulance was used in bringing the woman here, refused to give out information regarding what steps were taken to relieve Mrs. Can- treU's condition- Dr. A- Fbwler of Humphrey, physician who has been handling the case, could not be reach, ed. It was said 1 here that Mrs. CantreU's ride over rough rain-washed roads between Humphrey and Stuttgart may have resulted in checking her hic- coughing. Almost constant hiccoughing during a period of almost four weeks was ^;iid not to have caused any complications in Mrs. CantreU's condition, though she had been greatly weakened. To Be Pi of Re constru< Corpora .Bulletins' SecretaryStii WASHING i rON.~(/p)-The latest '.European overture for War debt postponement found no encouragement In Washington. The American government ft expected to in-* fornt Premier Laval that settlement of troubles how vexing European 5tatesmen must be sought In Europe, not here. WASHINGTON.-^-The House Tuesday directed .its Interstate Commerce Committee to Investigate public ..utility holdings and investhent in tnitf companies to determine their ownership and control. • LITTLE ROCK.—(£>)—Attorney General -Norwood in an opinion ' based on a recent Supreme -Court ' decision, holding Invalid the 1921 and M31 acts, regulating open seasons on squirrels and held invalid seven local acts and one section of another act. This opinion is a sweeping blow to local fish and game laws. Pat Casey to Run For City Attorney Candidate Fires Opening Gun in the Local •'"' Campaign • •' ^ *-" Pat Casey announced as a candidate for city attorney, subject to the action of the Democratic city primary election February 23, in the political column of today's Star. Mr. Casey, a former deputy prosecuting attorney and well known to the'voters, made the following'cam- paign statement: "In announcing my candidacy for the office of City Attorney I do so with a sincereness for the best interest of the city and all the men, women and children of our city. A public office is a public trust and so should be looked upon by : every public office holder and the matter of individual or selfish interest of a public servant should be entirely eliminated. "The salary, of the present encum- bent in the office of City Attorney of Hope was raised'one hundred per cent, (from ?300.000 a year to $600,00) within less than thirty days after he received his appointment. "As a taxpayer jand attorney I feel that this one hundred per cent boost in the office of City Attorney is unwarranted and unjustified and unfair to the citizens of Hope and I pledge that if I am elected to the office of City Attorney the very first act I shall do upon entering the office is to demand the City Council that they pass an ordinance annulling this one hundred per cent raise and fix the salary of this office not to exceed the old rate of pay $300.00 per annum. "I am for rigid economy in the City Government; and if I am elected City Attorney I pledge myself and the machinery of that office, to resist any attempted diversion or unlawful misappropriation of the City funds for private purposes. "J will appreciate the support of ev- every citizen and taxpayer of Hope who believes in and want a fair, honest and economic administration of its affairs." Start Workint Imtnediai f —i*' IS HOOVER'S) Dawes to Sail for Wednesday" to WASHINGTON,. v _, .. announced Tuesday,that j Dawes would retire ' the American 'Arfl_t $L_ come president ofvthe'J Finance Corporation and!_ Stimson would replace him at Governor Meyer of the I serve Board will be ' " Board of the Corpoft A non-partisan board fc will be chosen later t announcement. <, Dawes. is scheduled;to M rope Wednesday whenlus? ment will be made. »•' '-'• - 1 He is a guest jBt the'V WASHJNGTblE wants Charles E.' cejitly Great Britain', to 1 poration for business „_. and the acceptance of -fewest lieved in informed quarters'" to be likely. »*„ Mellon Hearing Postponed Tuesda} * jfci „ * ^ Denial of Discussion o Oil Ca.r I. M.de by Columbia President.; WASHINGTON -IK\- Dei'" President Olaya of Columbia, discussed the Barco oil concession w Secretary Mellon was presented \ ,the House Judiciary CojnmlUeejT"" day by the treasury chiefs' j tative, Alexander Gregg, in ,. ^ . mittees hearings on % resolution, • ing for Mellbn's impeachment, prfjfe^ ented by Representative Wright Patman, Texas democrat. ' ' ,. After hearing the cabled denial from , Olaya the committee went into executive session. Final action on the Patman resolu-. tion was postponed indefinitely by, the committee after this session, stating that they were going to await the printing of the hearings before considering the matter further. Pre«cott Man Freed in Death of Negro PKESCOTT—Troy Rhodes. 26, who was charged with killing of "Bo" Woodberry, negro, 25, Suturday night in a service station here, was given a hearing before- Jusice of Peace A. A. Gordon at 10 a. m. Monday and evon- i'ii\ted of the murder charge and released. Funeral services were held for Woodbsnry Sunday afternoon. Trio Indicted in Marshal's Slaying Pocahontas Ex-Police Chief U Among Those Charged With Murder POCAHONTAS.—The grand jury re- urned three indictments Monday night. They are for first degree murder against John Slayton, former chief of jpolice here, Lige Dame and Earl Decker. They will be tried next week. The three are held in, connection with the slaying of Night Marshal Manley Jackson Nov. 9. Dame has confessed to officers that he and Decker shot Jackson to death because of alleged relations between Dame s wife and Jackson, but also said Slaytotn offered him $500 to get rid of Jackson. The three indicted are being held in northeast Arkansas jails but officers refused to tell where they are. Circuit Judge John L. Pledsoe is presiding and most ol the d>y was taken up in making out the calendar. Only civil cases will be tried, tjbjs wetk and criminal cases will be fesaro next week. The petit jury will be called Wednesday U. S, Minister to Abyssinia Beaten Addison E. Southard Is Knocked Down in Scuffle With Policemen ADDIS ABABA, Abyssjnia.— (B?\-* Addison E. Southard o( kpuisvlile, Ky., American minister to the court of Haile Selassie, emperor of Abyssinia, was knocked down Monday during an argument with policemen. Mr. Southard's automobile, while he ..as driving, ran over the foot of an Abyssian woman, it was reported, and a native policeman arrested th emini- ster's chauffeur. Mr. Southard protested During the argument several oth» er policemen arrived. A scuffle sn-r sued and the minister was knocked, down. The woman was injured only slightly. Mr. Southard stopped at once to, make sure she was not badly hurt Mack's Star Pitcher at Hoi Spring* to Train HOT SPRINGS. Ark.—(A>)-George Earnshaw. hurler for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics, arrived here Sunday for his annual spring CQA&- tioning. His teammate, M Simmons, will arrive February 10, They will not port to the spring tralaina pamp Fort Myers, Fla. Tfcvey vrfll train March with Milwaukee V4 <\ fk

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