Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 20, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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gt*4 •r :, PtB 83—NUMBER M HOPE, ARKANSAS . * ..... ••* , JANUARY 20, 1982 * .f.^-.L ....... . i . ' PRICE ALLEN NOMINATED IN Hope Cotton Rate of 83 Cents Cut to 58 By Carriers Reduction Sponsored by Kansas City Southern, Paves the Way INTO EFFECT SOON New Low Charges for Staple Moving to Gulf Coast Ports LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—The Arkansas Railroad Commission pro. posed a joint conference of Ihc commissions of south-western states Ml Port Smith to seek an agreement on rate Increases sought by railroads. The petition for a 15 per cent Increase on Interstate shipments was taken under advisement. An early reduction in the freight rate on cotton shipped from Hope lo Texas port cities, from 83 cents to 58 per hundred pounds, was indicated here Tuesday by George Helmc, general freight agent of the Kansas City Southern, with headquarters in Texarkana. Mr. Holme told the story of a price- reduction movement that was launched by his railroad because it had continuous trackage to Gulf ports and could therefore establish through artcs without asking co-operation of other carriers. K. C. S. Begins Cut •* "The movement begun by the K. C, S. has since spread to other carriers, and the new low rates will probably be put Into effect within the next three weeks. The railroads in making up their new schedules were guided by an I. C. C ;v orderretltiirlng them not lo cut bcjow S> per cent of the present arte. •• ThopHopc ratc to Houston, Galveston and other'Texas ports was 83 cents. ' DedUot^iTJe !fc*nW Xo* abaoibed com-' press charges, the net railroad rate was 65 cents, 65 per cent of which is 42 cents—"dedline" on the net railroad rate. It was recommended that 13 cents be allowed as the new compress figure, a total of 55 cents for the minimum rate that the carriers might put.into effect. They are only 3 cents over that, at 58. Substantially the same reduction is made from DcQuccn, Horutio, Dicrks, Ashdown and Nashville, Tcxarkana Ratc In Tcxarkana, being a Texas point with available continuous trackage all in one .state to the Gulf ports, jurisdiction was entirely In the hands of the Texas Railroad Commission, so that city obtained a reduction from 81 cents to 51. Deducting from the old ratc 18 cents for compression, left 63 cent: as the net rail rate, 65 per cent of which is 40 cents. But the Texas Railroad Commission recommended that only 11 cents be allowed for compress charges, making the new minimum rate level 51 cents. Ira Halliburton Is Asking Re-Election Alderman From Ward 4 Has Served Only One Year Term Ira Halliburton, local tinner, now alderman from ward four, has announced his candidacy for election to a full two year term at the coming city election, to be held February 23. A year ago, Mr. Halliburton was elected for one year term on th» Hope City council. He has been in Hope practically his entire lifetime and is well know and qualified to fill the office of alderman. Church Services to Be Held at Bodcaw Rev, T. A. Middlebrooks to Preach 4th Sunday He Announces On account of illness, continued rains and bad roads, regular church services at Bodcaw No. 1 were postponed on several occasions. It is announced, however, that on next Sunday. January 24, Rev. T. A. Middlebrooks, the pastor, will fill an appointment at that place. The third Sunday is the regular meeting day but for this one service the public is cordially invited to attend' on the fourth Sunday as well as all members of the congregation. Special song services. will begiu at 10 o'clock Sunday morning with the preaching service beginning promptly ut H o'clock. Heiress on Trial for Murder Helen Joy Morgan, 27-year-old heiress, is on trial for murder at Flint, Mich., charged with the slaying of her husky garage mechanic-sweetheart, Leslie Castecl. She claims self-defense. She is shown here In court in the center, above, with her attorney, C. J. Lynch, and her mother, Mrs. Carrie P. Morgan, in the courtroom. Red River at Flood Stage Near Fulton No Danger to Levees Yet; Flood Warning Is Issued TEXARKANA. — Flood stage was reached at Fulton Tuesday with an official reading of 27.5 feet and government weather bureau officials again issued a flood warning to residents along the river bank in the vicinity of Fulton. Observers in the Shreveport weather bureau predicted' a stage of .28 19 30 feet for Wednesday. Flood stage , . 'The river registered 23.8 feet at Index Tuesday, but flood stage of 25 feet was predicted for Wednesday. Other readings included Denison, 17 feet; Arthur City 17.7 feet; Springbank, 29 feet; Shreveport 29.1; White- cliff, 25.4 feet; Finley, 25.2 feet; and Jefferson, 18.4 feet. The flood warning is no cause for alarm along the river since a much greater rise would be necessary to endanger levees. Young Woman in Suicide Attempt Miss Ora Wingfield, Living Near Cabot, Shoots Self at Home CABOT.—Miss Ora Wingfield, 1«, dahghter of W: O. Wingfield, a fanner of the Mountain Springs neighborhood, four miles north of Cabot, attempted suicide by shooting herself with a .38 caliber revolver at her father's home Tuesday night. The condition of the roads was such that it was difficult to get word to town and it was several hours before she received medical attention. No one else was in the house at the time. The girl told her father she stood before a dresser an'l aimed at her heart. The bullet entered the left breast, came out through the back and buried itself in a door facing. Disappointment in a love affair was supposed to be the cause of the attempt. Her condition is critical. She has a brother, Fred Wingfield. employed at the postoffice in Little Rock. FLAPPER .FANNY $AYS : ' Men who snatch the whole paper generally arc tbe ones who criMctee their wives fur not kumv- l"K wlwl's gouig ou tu the world. Jury Disagrees in Murder Hearing Roger Gibson of Harrison on Trial Second Time for Killing HARRISON.—(/P)—The second murder trial of Roger Gibson of Harrison resulted in a jury disagreement Wednesday. Gibson was tried for the slaying in November, 1930 of Guy Mann, a Mountain Home produce dealer. Gibson said he killed Mann in self defense .after a quarrel over Mann's attentions to Mrs. Gibson. State Ranks High In Airport Numbers Thirteen Municipal Airports Completed in Arkansas in Past Year WASHINGTON. - (/P) — Arkansas ranks high among the states in the number of airports, the Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce reports in the national survey for last year. Thirteen municipal airports |.ave been completed in Arkansas and officially listed prior to this year. This places the state among the upper third. Five commercial airports, established and maintained by private or commercial interests, are listed for the state. Four intermediate landing fields and six auxiliary landing fields are listed to bring the total to 28. California was first with 175 airports and fields. Texas was second with 141 and Pennsylvania was third with 105. The largest increase during the past year was in commercial ports. The report revealed that Alaska, although having only five municipal and two commercial airports, possesses the greatest number of auxiliary landing fields with a total of 62. Improvement and construction of airports and landing fields throughout the nation showed a large increase over the preceding year with 311 more ports und fields listed January 1, 1D32 than on the corresponding date in 1931. The total the first of this year was 2,093 for all classes, including municipal, commercial, intermediate, auxiliary, army and navy. L. S. Thomas Aided By an Operation Dr. A. B. Small, Noted Dallas Surgeon, Operates on Hope Man A successful intestinal operation of a delicate nature was performed on L. S. Thomas, proprietor of the Ladies Specialty Shop at Julia Chester hospital Tuesday by Dr. A. B. Small, noted surgeon of Dallas. Dr. Small, for 20 years a teacher of surgery in Baylor college, came here at the instance of Mr. Thomas' brother. L. D. Thomas t and other members of the Thomas family, all of whom live- in Riugland. Okla. They had been ut Mr. Thomas' bedside for several duy-s preceding the operation, when it was known that surgery would be required lo remove an intestinal obstruction. Dr. Small wus assisted throughout by Dr. Jim Martindale and Dr. L. M. Lile, of the hospital staff. Murder Revealed When Body Found Near Hot Springs Victim Identified as Springs Woman Early on Wednesday | HUSBANDli* MISSING Police Begin Search for Husband and 18 Month Old Daughter HOT SPRINGS—(/P)—The body 6* i woman, found beaten to death in the southern outskirts of this city la ( Tuesday afternoon was..... idcntlfii Wednesday as Mrs. Irene Reynolds i Hot Springs. ' • •••• •• Officers began a search for the womans estranged husband, Guy Reynolds, farmer of Bismarck, with whom, she and her eighteen months old daughter left after a reconciliation at the home of her mother, Mrs, Melissa Avant. HOT SPRINGS.-The body of an unidentified woman, aged about 30, with the head crushed, was found in the Combs addition, two miles south- cast of Hot Springs, Tuesday afternoon. She apparently had been dead about 48 hours, officers said. The woman weighed 135 pounds, had dark brown hair and blue eyes. . . That the victim either was aresi- dent of the rura section or of very moderate means was indicated by her appare/ She wore a dark hue push coat, the pockets of which were torn bady, the coat being trimmed with Ian imitation fur collar. She wore a dark blue georgette dress, black cotton stockings over cotton undergarments, and walking shoes. The body was discovered by Jack Austin, aged about 25, who lives on the Pleasant Valley road. The spot where the body was found is wltjiin a shc,ri,dlstance of that road.. That a severe 'struggle- ensued before the'wtt- man was killed was indicated by the ground of a little knoll where the .woman and her assailant fought. Wfthin a short* distance of that spot a 10- pound stone, stained with blood, was discovered. Officers said that it had been used to cr'ush the woman's head. A man's cigarette case, an empty whisky bottle and a, small cloth bag containing wearing afparel for an infant also were found near the scene. Investigation also showed that the dying woman had shoved the heels of her shoes into' the ground and pushed herself down into a thicket. Bloodhounds owned by Deputy Shcr-< iff Sol Godwin were taken to the scepe and picked up a scent, officers said. It led them northwest and to the top of West Mountain, near Bull's bayou. Officers said they talked with. Mr. and Mrs. Murray Crane, who live in the Combs addition, and they said that Sunday night they were passing near the place where the woman's body was found and headd moans. They stopped, listened for a few minutes and then went on. The Cranes said the sound seemed like that of a baby crying, but believing it impossible for a baby to be in the tihcket, they did not investigate. Keith to Run for Alderman in Two Jeweler to Be Candidate in the City Primary February 23 L. A. Keith, well known Hope jeweler, announced Wednesday in Hope Star's political column as a candidate for alderman from Ward Two in the Democratic city primary election February 23. It is Mr. Keith's first bid for public office. He has been a resident of Hope for 17 years, following the jewelry business continuously during that time. His original home was in Magnolia. Mr. Keith said he was making the race at the request of many friends, and in the belief he could give a worth-while service to his city. Large Crowds Are Attending Revival Interest in Services Growing Each Day by Those Who Attend Large crowds are attending every service of the revival now in progress iit the First Presbyterian church of this city. Much interest is manifest in each meeting by thos? who are attending. A special invitation is extended to the general public to attend any or ull of these services. $50,000 Smile I You'd, smile, too, if you had just )von $50,000. A good-hearted boyfriend gave Thelma Hartman of Los Angeles a ticket on a British race. A cablegram nbtified her that her ticket had : won her $50,000. She's a stenog- "rapher. Leap From Auto May Cause Death Mrs. F. Johnson Jumps After Being Frightened by Smoke MENA.— Frightened by smoke issuing from the floor of the car in which she rode, Mrs. Frank Johnson, aged 22, leaped to possible death east of jtere Monday. She was brought to Mena with only a wound on the chin yisibzle, but failed to regain conscious. ness and has remained unconscious for more than 24 hours. Physicians fear there may be a skull fracture at the ~;-". •nfrs. Johnson is the daughter of Postmaster H. S. Hoover at Eggar, and lives on a farm in that vicinity. She was married recently. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were en route home from Mena. The fire in the car floor did not cause any damage. Kills Wife Then Himself in Okla. Bodies Found in Hotel at . "Wewplja; Victim Livv: edatldabel , Okla.— (/f) -A murder and"suicide,.which occurred Monday ni'ght in Wewoka's largest hotel, came to light late Tuesday when the bodies of J. R. Day, salesman for an Oklahoma. City paper house, and a woman authorities said was his wife, were found in their room. Both had been shot and a pistol was found near Day's hand. The coroner rendered a verdict of "murder and suicide" after discovery of two notes left by the salesman, one addressed to a daughter, Mrs. Eula Seyfourth, of Oklahoma City, and another to a son, W. A. Day, Dallas, Texas. The notes explained that Day had "stood all I can stand of this," and intimated that he was worried over financial matters. The son was directed to "get the furniture" from a house at Wichita Falls, Texas, where the salesman had considerable property. It was found that Day had been married to another woman in Oklahoma City, but she refused to be interviewed early Tuesday night. Mrs. Seyfourth would not comment on in- fromation from Wewoka authorities that Day and the Oklahoma City woman recently were divorced and steadfastly maintained that the woman shot at Wewoka was not her father's wife. There was nothing in the Day's effects to indicate conclusively Day had remarried but authorities said a receipt for lodge dues bore the name "Mrs, Alice Hoffman Day," said by Idabel authorities to have married the salesmen there recently. Bulletins WASHINGTON.- (/p) -Matthew Woll, vice president of the American Federation of Labor, told * congressional committee considering the Bingham 4 per cent beer bill that there was a growing sentiment amnog organized labor and workers generally for repeal and unless congress enacted a "sane" enforcement act that labor would vote for repeal or modification. WASHINGTON.-(/p)-H. G. Hester, secretary of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange was quoted Wednesday before the House Agriculture Committee as predicting proposals to limit short sales to those who actually have or .expect to have cotton which would give the control of price to the foreign markets. WASHINGTON.-^-The Interstate Commerce Commission Wednesday modoficd three of Us orders under which the rallroads^ln the southwest are permitted to lower the cotton rates to meet truck and barge competition. WASHINGTON—(/P)— Secretary Stimson stood firm Wednesday In his refusal to submit publicly to the Senate Finance Committee a a telegram from the American Legation at Bogota, dealing with Columbian loans and the Barco OH Concession. Long Candid For Govern Takes Big L La. Governor Married At Idabel IDABEL. Okla.—Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Day were found dead in a room in a hotel in Wewoka, Okla.. late Tuesday afternoon. Officers at Wewoka state that Day killed Mrs. Day Monday night and then shot himself. The bodies were not found until late Tuesday afternoon. Mrs, Day was formerly Mrs. Alice Hoffman, of Idabel. having recently married aticl moved away from Idu- bel. The bodies are being held in the Key funeral home at Wewoka. Mrs. Hoffman is survived by two sons, Douglas Hoffman, of Idabel. an.l J«ck Hoffman, of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Dorothy Hoffman, of Idabel, and a sister, Mrs. I. W. Lacy, of Red Cross Begins Flood Relief Work Coast Guard Detail Also Arrives to Aid Rescue of Marooned GLENDORA, Miss.—(^—Answering the distress call of 45,000 or more flood sufferers in the Tallahatchie valley flood, the Red--Cr.oss..and the Coast ^Gut«rTraeScay nigTit v took complete charge of the rescue and relief. Robert E. Bondy, of Washington, D. C., director of disaster relief of the Red Cross, arrived in the flood area Tuesday and laid plans in a conference at Sumner for adequate organized relief in care of 12 trained' disaster relief workers. Victims of levee crashes in the six counties of the delta where the 200 mile flood stretches will be removed to safety, by a fleet of Coast Guard craft in charge of crews under command of S. B. Johnson, commander of the Great Lakes Coast Guard district. New crevasses and weakening of dykes were reported at both the southern and- northern tiers of the flood walls, while on the east side of the Tallahatchie river in Tippo basin of Tallahatchie county the levees have been abandoned after break in the system. A big canvasse appeared in the Cold Water river levee in Quitman county, sending a flood through Quitman county into Tallahatchie county's inundation west of the Tallahatchie river. Down in Humphreys county in the Belonzi area attempts were made throughout the day to. close a 60-foot gap in the Yazoo dykes, which was flooding a wide new area. More towns are being flooded as the waters push down through the Yazoo valley toward the Mississippi. It is feared that the Mississippi river soon will be rising to the point where its back waters connect with the Yazoo overflow and hold up the flood's outlet. Greenwood, in Leflore county, just south of here, is surrounded and Itta Bcna, eight miles from Greenwood, is almost cut off with its first flood in history. The Yazoo river at Greenwood is stationary at 40.1 feet. Fashionable North Greenwood is under water and vast damage has been done to exclusive residences of the section. The flood workers were badly burned Tuesday in an explosion of gas in a residence in West Monroe, La., where the Ouachita river has routed many hundreds of residents. They were moving goods out of a flooded house at the time of the blast. The Ouachita river appeared stationery at Monroe registering 47 feet, or seven feet above flood stage. Alexandria, in central Louisiana on the Red river, is promised between 40 and 41 feet of water about January 31. The Red there registered 38.5 feet with flood stage of 38 feet. About a score of suburban families have had to leave their homes. American Legion Auxiliary to Bfefet Organization to Join in Open Meeting of Legion Thursday Night The American Legion'Auldfiary'wii meet in open session with' the American Legion on Thursday night at the §ity hall at which time Major 'O. L. Bodenhamer, former national commander of the Legion is to be a guest of the Leslie Huddleston Post: 1 •''•'-' * Major Bodenhamer is now" touring the state in behalf of the American Legion and his coming to Hope is no little honor for the local post. The public is cordially invited to attend this meeting. Mrs. Bodenhamer will also be present at the meeting Thursday night. She will arrive from their home at El Dorado Thursday and while in the city will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Hamm at their home on West Sixth street. Several other state and district officials of the American Legion are expected to attend the meeting on Thursday night. O. K. ALLEN 60,000 Ma] Expected Returns ^ Candidacy of Sponsored Gov. HueyP. ,T" LARGEST Wins by the Lar| Ever Recorded^ of the Si Stephenson Is Up For Re-Election Alderman From Ward 2 Elected Twice, Served But Two Years Roy Stephenson, alderman from Ward Two, announced Wednesday as a candidate for re-nomination in the Democratic city primary election February 23, making a formal statement through Hope Star's political column. Mr. Stephenson, prominent in city affairs during the last t\#o years, has been elected as Ward Two's representative twice, in 1930 and again in 1931, although filling but one full term. He was was elected for the usual two-year trem in 1930, but the declara. tion of Hope as a city of the first class vacated all offices and required a new election, when he had served but half his term. Elected again for a two-year term at the special vote last year, his tenure of office was again cut in half when four out of the eight aldermen were designated by lot as "short term" men. Under the law. half the councitl of a city of the first class must be elected every year. Once the system has been started, as List year, candidates at ths Selection and every succeeding election will serve the full two-year term. Women at Fayetteville Narrowly Escape Death FAYETTEVILLE.- (#>) -Two Fayetteville women may have missed death by only a minute Tuesday. Mrs. Everett Hawes and her guest, Mrs. H. E. Cater of Westville. Okla.. became ill suddenly Tuesday and when a neighbor arrived, a leak in a gas stove was found. The attending physician said if tfcey had breathed the fumes a minute longer they might have been asphyxiated. Parnell Authorizes Fund for Emergencies LITTLE ROCK.-(./P)—Governor Farnell Tuesday issued a proclamation, authorizing the state military department to spend $2000 from the ?10,000 emergency fund appropriated by the 1931 general assembly to be uaed to finance relief work in cases of storms, floods and other emergencies. The amoiuit was authorized to be expended by the military department to cover expenses of transporting supplies, tents, cots, blankets, etc, to be used in communities stricken by tornadoes aiwf floods during the past several months. Allen Was nominated for L . Louisiana by the largest ihajb in the history of the itate.' .^ Returns from Tuesday^ election gave Allen a leaf than 50,000 votes over the) field of four candidates, •>«-,„ tions that his majority, Would? 60,000 when all the returns i Allen's candidacy wa Governor Huey P. Long. t ' I .- ft Early Returns f NEW ORLEANS^-' f» "" from 116 precincts out,of 1441 gave O. 1C Allen 28,2 Seth GuionH*520, Le Blanc^ race fotfthe gc-vemorshhj iC. democratic primary election.;): Out,of the 116 precincts, i reported from the city of, ' leans,« returns from the ishes coming .hvslovT The New Orleans;! dieted that Alton, who by Governor Huey. P, win by between^35,00d «.«* ™,vyv» Democratic Voters waged" a batt ballots with two objectives-^, s£ nominees for state offices and to 1 , termine whether the political Jxwy&ff Long shall dominate after he *"* J ~ office to take his seat In'the States senate. " , '' Ballots were, cast under high-ti sion as bitter feeling existed * ' ~ the factions favoring and op Long, who supported a state.' headed by Allen for governor. „ anti-group divided hi the opposition^ camps of Le Blanc and Guion, sow v " until sundown to stem the 'Long 'J that has swept the state for four years Reports of disorders were fe the Barataria section of ' Je parish, the attorney general's _, was advised a shotgun brigade,'',}; surrounded a voting booth "Hie set up in a barn with cheese surrounding the voter through ,\ Long workers could observe the vjfafa ing of the ballot. The"\nfonriant sai voters were warned in advance they= "had better vote the Long ticket," An investigator with a photographer„ went to investigate, „ In New Orleans, two complaints were received by the attorney general, of police interference at the polls, the claim being made that the police favored the Long ticket. . At his headquarters here, Long said? * "This is a quiet election," «*, t Long was elected to the senate , many months ago, but refused to quit' the governorship until after the re.g',» ular prmary, He said he wanted ty» ' elect a successor who would carry Cfl his program of development in ( mf" '< state. Charity Cases to Be Discussed Here r Red Cross and Charity Group to Meet Twei- ~ day. Jan. 26 '* A meeting of the Hempstaad. ;Cpun/1 ty Chapter of the Red Cross sna the** Associated Charities ol Hope has been called for 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, , January 26, in Hope city hall fo dis- vf cuss urgent cases of charity, in Vhp city and county, it was announced Wednesday. All church and civic organization? are asked to send representatives to. the meeting, and an appeal is made to business and professional men to at* , tend. Figures on the number ol destitute families in the city will be revealed ft . that time. i Circular Saw Breaks, One Man Is Injured POPULAR BLUFF, Mo,—J. ft Thomas of Dexter was injured critically Tuesday when a circular saw in two and a pi«ce struck bun the face. He was brought to a hospital.

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