Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 21, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21,1932 , Suf of Hap* fourttW 1 tt2?| CoftttUcUMd U Hopi tfct* ftil* , Jmulfy U, PKIOBSe WINNIE RUTH JUDD Francis Crowley to Die Thursday Night For KilMng Officer Officer Shot to Death as He Approached Parked Automobile SCORNS SWEETHEART More Than 2,000 Ask for Permission to Witness Electrocution Labor Head Before House Committee OCCINING, N. W.— (#•)— Francis (Two Gun) Crowley, who lived all his twenty years in New York and can scarcely write his name, cut out the last of his paper toys Thursday and stole glances at the picture of an electric chair pasted on his cell wall. ; He is to die in the electric chair in Sing Sins Thursday nigh't for murdering a policeman, Frederick Hirsch, who approached an automobile in which Crowley was parked with his sweetheart Helen Walsh. "I didn't want to forget it the youth said in explaining why he pasted the picture of the chair in his cell. Crowley was arrested with Rudolph Duringcr after a two hour siege by hundreds of policemp" n( -<n apartment house in New York City. ho joshed Duringer as t,ic latter went to the electric chair for the murder of a dance hall girl. More than two thousand persons have nskcd permission to sec h'm electrocuted Thursday night. &•*'*•*• Scorns Sweetheart ?-.-',, i ORK— (&)— From Sing Sing's death house. Francis (Two Gun) Crowley. 21, due to die Thursday night for the murder of p. policeman, sent words of scorn Wednesday to his sweetheart, Helen Walsh. 17. "To hell with Helen Walsh: she wants to sell her story to the papers," tbq.riaxec. fedd,S*««daH ttWis-E* Lewis, when Informed the'gtrl had applied to the Brooklyn Supreme Court for an order to permit her to visit him. Crowley said he killed Patrolman ' Frederick Hirsch of Nassau county eight months ago because, he said, he "hated cops." William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, is shown above (left) us he appeared before the House Labor Committee in Washington. Seen with him are Representative William F. Conncry (center), committee chairman, of Massachusetts; and Representative Rihard J. Welch of California. Relapse Suffered By MrsJCantrell Resumes Hiccoughing at Hospital After Two- Day Respite STUTTGART— Mrs. Ethel Cantrcll, need 3.1, of Humphrey whose .strange CPSC has baffled physicians and has attracted nationwide attention, was hiccoughing again Wednesday night and complications have set in. it was said at the Drennen hospital where sho was taken after suffering 23 Anys from the strange malady. The relapse came after it was announced that she was on the road to recovery. Mrs. Cantrell began hiccoughing December 23, and was confined to her home at Humphrey. She was brought to stuttgart Sunday afternoon and placed in the Urennen hospital where she spent two restful days and nights. Physicians announced Wednesday night, that Mrs. Cantrell's condition was worse, and that they would make a statement for newspapers Thursday Though hundreds of inquiries from news agencies and interested people from various parts of the country Juivc been received here since Mrs. Cantrell became a patient at the hospital, physicians still refuse to divulge the kind of treatment being given. Food Rushed to Flood Refugees Red Cross Sends Boatloads of Provisions to Isolated Town GLENDORA, Miss.—(/P)—National Red Cross relief workers in charge of the Mississippi's delta 200-mile- wide flood zone Wednesday night concentrated their efforts toward relief of an acute situation at Cj-owder, town of 450 in Quitman county. Crowder was faced by threatened food shortage after more than 1.000 homeless from the flooded Quitman- Panola basin had crowded into the town. Three boatloads of provisions were started across the delta's inland' lake. The pressure of the six week's floods appeared somewhat relieved in Quitman and Panola counties, but Leflore. Humphreys and Yazoo counties faeed new battles to hold crumbling levees intact. Greenwood pressed convicts. and citizens into service on the Yazoo river dykes to keep its business district from inundation. Portions of this city's residential section are already under water but strengthened levees promised to hold'. Two Killed as Japs and Chinese Battle Japan Pushes Ahead in Operations Against "Bandits" (By Associated Press) Antipathy between Japanese and Chinese in Shanghai culminated in n battle Wednesday in which two persons were killed and many were injured. Investigations of the clash were .'•'irtod by the authorities of the foreign settlement and the Japanese con- i'lnt'?.. FW>:ji,,Ahe,Jer6e Japanese, co^ r"iv of the city came threatening rumblings. Five Americans and five Canadian airmen, lured to China by stories of a $1000 a month jobs piloting military airplanes, were stranded without mon. ey in Shanghai. Chinese authorities nid they weren't hiring any fighting help. In Manchuria, Japan pushed ahead with a series of operations against "bandits." Meanwhile, Tokyo prepared for the dissolution of the diet at Thursday's c polling session. A enll for a general ejection was expected, made necessary by the fact that Premier Inugai, in power only about a month, has a minority backing in the parliament. League of Nations officials, commenting on reports that. China intended to invoke against Japan the league covenant provisions for economic boycott and military action, said technicalities would prccenl any such action. Rail Executives Delay Deliberations on Wages CHICAGO.—(/l'|—The sixth session of the negotiations between railway presidents and their organized employees was postponed Wednesday morning to enable the executives to collect more data in support of their plea for a 10 per cent wage reduction. The union leaders Tuesday told the railroad presidents that if they wanted the employees to give "careful consideration" to financial arguments for the wage reiiiicticm. it would bu advisable for them to present "a written compilation of what they regarded a.s important statistiets." The presidents said they would have them compiled and Tuesday's meeting broke up early to enable them to start on the work. Wednesday morning, their information was still incomplete and at the president's request the cunfeit'iiee was deferred. FLAPPER FANNY SAY& Patman Urges Full Payment of Bonus Texas Democrat Again Appears Before House With Proposal WASHINGTON.-(/P>—Full cash payment of the soldiers' bonus certificates through issuance of new money was urged in the house Wednesday by Representative Patman, democrat, of Texas. "This debt should be paid in treasury notes which would circulate as money," he said. "This would cause a. .moderate,- Wlutipn} ; ofi l $i2W,(M)0.0(«) in the currency which is much needed at this time." New Oil Depot at Third and Elm Sts. John Barlow Buys Hatch Property for New Station covers someUiuus dull books. The construction of a large modern service station on the F. Hatch property at Third and Elm streets, which he recently purchased from the Hatch heirs was announced Thursday by John D. Barlow. A blacksmith shop and other old structures arc being razed to make way for the new construction. Mr. Barlow said he was buildnig the new station for lease to a national oil company, but was not ready to anouncc the name. The real estate involved is the site of one of the original industries of pioneer Hope—the wagon factory of the late F. Hatch, which operated a generation ago. The new service station will be one of the first new construction projects since Third street was declared the cross-town route of highway No. (17, the Broadway of America, Mr. Barlow said. Couple Dives Into River to End Lives Elderly Pair Drive Car Off Wharf, Die in Each Other's Arms SOUTH FREEPORT, Me.—John Ineson, 70, walked into the South Freeport postoffice at noon Wednesday, purchasing two stamps, affixed them to letters, re-entered his automobile in which his wife, Henrietta, 69. wns waiting, drove off down the hill toward the South Freeport boat landing, and steered his car into ' the Har- raseeket river. Employes at a boat shop heard the splash and saw the hats of the couple floating on the water. The automobile was raised from the water which covered it to a depth of about four feet and the bodies of the couple removed. The elderly pair was found elaspecl in each other's arms. One of tile letters which Ineson had mailed was addressed to their daughter, Mrs. Frederii-a Smith of Stephensville, Texas, ana" the other to Mr. Inf- son's brother. W. F. laesoi) of Suncook. N. II. The letter addressed to the daughter, read: "Daughter: Mother and I are gone. Don't come. Your uncle will take care of thing:-." The U'tt.r to Mr. Ineson's brother gjve the impression that the couple were discouraged with life. Ineson and his wife have been residents of this village for more than 50 years. The wharf from which Uncouple took the fatal plunge is located at the end of the street on which they had lived all their married life. Acreage Reduction Laws Ineffective for Southern States Limit Expires in Mississippi Making Arkansas Measurolmperative BILLS ARE DOOMED Texas and South Carolina Only States to Enact Definite Legislature LITTLE ROCK—When the time limit on Mississippi's^.cotton acreage reduction law expired Wednesday, as a result of the failure of other cofton producing states to adopt a similar law, it became practically certain that the Arkansas acreage control law has become ineffective. . Both states passed acts similar to the Texas plan, which limited cotton acreage in 1932 to 30 per cent of all cultivated crops in 1931. It was esti- wated that this would reduce the cotton acreage approximately 50 per cent. The Arkansas law, passed at a special session last October, was worded so that it would not become effective until similar laws had bten passed by stater producing 75 per cent of Amer. ican grown cotton in 1931. The governor was to issue a proclamation of notification when action of other states had made the Arkansas law effective, but repeal of the Mississippi law and failure of several other cotton growing stales to enact such legislation ends the probability of the reduction plan becoming genera. The Louisiana no-cotton act will not become effective unless states growing; | 75 per cent 'of the cotton enact similar laws. The Texas law is not dependent upon action of other states for its effectiveness. It was passed without any conditions and will be in effect this-year unless held invalid- by the courts. South Carolina is the only other state that passed an act similar to the Texas law. It will not become effective unless states growing 75 per cent of the cotton enact similar laws. Mississippi Law Inoperative JACKSON, Mill— (/P)— Mississippi's ccttcn acreage reduction law, enacted at a special session last fall, automatically died Wednesday, The "Texas cotton plan" act collapsed under its own expiration provisions which called for automatic repeal if a majority of cotton growing states failed to pass similar legislation by January 20, 1932. Only Texas, Arkansas and South Carolina have passed similar legislation. The law would have limited cotton acreage in 1932 to 30 per cent of the total cultivated acreage of 1931 or 50 per cent of the 1931 cotton acreage. "I see no reason to hope for cotton acreage reduction next year," Senator W. B. Roberts of Rosedale, long time advocate of cotton acreage reduction by law, and point author of the Mis- Ki.ssippi act, declared Wednesday. His advice to farmers for 1932, he said, is to raise everything necessary for a live-at-home program, "and all the cotton you can." Legion "Off ice Boy" Is Girl Elizabeth "Dick" Chatman, above, "17-year-old office boy" at national headquarters of the American Legion at Indianapolis for nine months, turn_ ed out to be a 28-year-old girl. "Dick" who smoked a pipe, had even hoped to marry the daughter of "his" landlady. Elizabeth disappeared when she was discovered by friends from Hartford City, Ind. Bulletins , HKBER SPRINGS—(^—Getting tip during the night to take cold medicine, Henry Welborn, 72, took «<>Json apparently mi§tajkjgn& s«ul •died. SEARCY — (/P)— Fire Thursday destroyed the D. J. Norton cotton gin with an estimated loss of $30,. 000. WASHINGTON—(^—Representative Ragon said tiie War Department decided not to restore lower .rates on the Mississippi Barge Lines which was suspended on the protests of the railroads. Restoration of rates would greatly benefit the barges Ragon said. LONDON (IP)— Lyttcn Strachey, 52, prominent biographer died Thursday of paratyphoid fever. l,u\v in Texas Attacked FRANKLIN, Tex.— (#•)— Constitutionality of the Texas cotton acreage reduction la wwas attacked in District Court here Wednesday. I Virtually all afternoon was occupied with argument;; of attorneys on demurrers to injunction proceedings brought by the stale against Fred L. Smith. Calvert farmer. County Attorney T, L. Tyson of! Franklin sought the injunction on (.•rounds that Smith planned to plant more than Die 30 per cent of last year's acreage allowed by the law. Basis of the attack on the law was contained in several demurrers to the petition for injunction, which set forth that Smith had shown in a crop mortgage that he planned to plant ,100 acres oul of 1.350, or about 85 per cent, to cotton. One demurrer asserted the defendant had made contracts with lubirers and obligations which would be ini- : paired by enforcement of the law. It declared federal and state constitution.-, forbade enactment of any law which impaired the obligations of contract. Another demurrer said the law amounted, in elect, to taking property of the defendant. Other demurrers I j raid the law violated provisions of the] tederal constitution which grunted' \MI\\ protection of the law to all dl-', i/.ens. that it was discriminatory and war a price fixing, rather than a eon.'•-•i vation measure. Roy Anderson to Run for Alderman Business Man Enters City Race From Ward One Roy Anderson, widely known business man and community leader, announced Thursday in The Star's political column that he would be a candidate for alderman from Ward One in the Democratic city primary elec. lion February 23. Mr. Anderson, for many years prominent in banking and insurance lines, and now identified with the insurance business, is a past president of Hope Chamber of Commerce and has been actve in many community enterprises. he is a native of Hempstead county, and has lived all his adult life in Hope. Mr. Anderson made no formal statement in declaring his candidacy. Floyd Is Believed Hiding in Ozarks County Officers Gather at Muskogee to Hunt for Bandit District Meet of Legion Will Hear Bodenhamer Speak Large Attendance at Hope City Hall 8 P.M. Thursday TEXARKANA TO JOIN Kosminisky Heading Delegation From Border State City A Southwest Arkansas district meeting of the American Legion and the general public is scheduled ffcr 8 o'clock Thursday night in Hope city hall, when.O. L. Bodenhamer, past national commander, will speak. Major Bodenhamer was expected to arrive here from El Dorado at 6 o'clock Thursday night, to be the guest of officers of'the Hope Legion post at dinner just prior to the public meeting. Tcxarkana Delegation From Texarkana will come a large delegation of Legion folk, headed by Past State Commander J. L. Kos- minisky, who is also to appear on the program. It is expected that Adjutant Sisson, of Little Rock, and State Commander Armstrong of Fort Smith, will also attend, although this had not been confirmed up to Thursday noon. The Hope Boys Band will play during the meeting. The address of welcome is to be delivered by E. F. McFaddin, with a short address by B. R. Hamm, district commander of the Legion. Major Bodenhamer is to be introduced by Alex. H. Washburn. Stringer to Preside Other details o"f the program are complet^ for what is expected to -be the. largest and best :Legibri rally in many months', according to J. L. Stringer, commander of the Hope post, who will act. as master of ceremonies Thursday night. Mrs, Dodenhamer, who had originally expected to attend a meeting of the Legion Auxiliary here the same night, has been forced to cancel her plans; according to Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Hamm, who will be Major Bodenhamer's host Thursday night. International Tennis to Go 'Pro,' Coach Says | NEW ORLEANS. La.-(/p|-lnlerna- ' iional tennis may be played on a pro- ftv.Munul bu.sis within a few years, in the opinion of Mercer Beasley, Tuhpe ' tennis mentor. , E-cuslcy. who developed Ellsworth ! Vines. America's No. 1 ranking play- j I er of 1932, believes the amateur game ' I is becoming simply a training school j i for the "pro" variety. . i MUSKOGEE. Okla.—(/P)—Informed I hat Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd, outlaw, wanted in Oklahoma and other slates- for murder and bank robbery was in a veritable fortress hidden in f< cthills of the Ozarks near the Ar. kansas state lino, county officers of Kattern Oklahoma were concentrating in Muskogee Wednesday. A man hum was to be started soon ;ilthoufih it was learned the officers knew little of the hill hideout except j its general location. j Floyd, for whose capture rewards totaling $4000 have been offered in Ohio and Oklahoma, was raiser! near Siliisaw. e.ist uf here in Suquoyah cc-uaty. Members of his family >>ii" reside there. His father was shut to death more than two years ago near Sallisaw. A hunt for Floyd was organized recently after the robbery of two banks in Okfuskee county on the same day. Slew His Wife in Dispute Over Baby Geo. Reynolds Confesses to Killing, Hot Springs Officers Say HOT SPRINGS.—Within an hour after the body of a woman found murdered in woods about two miles from Hot Spring* Wednesday had been identified as Mrs. Irene Reynolds, wife of Guy Reynolds, the husband was under arrest suspected of the crime. He admitted having killed his wife, giving minute details of a quarrel which he said led to the tragedy, officers said. The body of Mrs. Reynolds was identified by her mother, Mrs. Mellisa Avant of Hot Springs. Police Capt. Arch Cooper and Constable John Young, assigned to the case, left immediately for the Reynolds home, six miles northwest of Bismark, in search of the victim's husband. A relative of Reynolds told the officers that Reynolds had not been there, but Captain Cooper, who was acquinated with Reynolds, decided to search the premises, and the officers soon found Reynolds hiding in a corn crib. ' "Come out, Guy, and keep your hands up," ordered Captain Cooper. "I have known you a long time and I hate to have to arrest you." "Yes," replied Reynolds, stepping out of the corn crip, "and I hated to do what I did." Reynolds was unarmed. When the officers arrived at the city jail with Reynolds, he confessed to Prosecuting Attorney Emory and Chief of Jolice Joe Wakelin. Reynolds' 23-month-old baby was found at the Reynolds home. Officers were aided in their search for Reynolds by George Brenner, proprietor of the Gross mortuory, where the body of the wife lies. Brenner said that he gave Reynolds a "lift" Sunday and that the man was carrying a baby. Reynolds told officers that lie had been making his home with Mrs-. Lonnie D. Button in Hot Spring county. Sutton is in the county jail charged with burglary and grand larceny, and also is wanted by Hot Spring county officers to face charges of stelaing cattle. Reynolds said he came to Hot Springs Sunday morning and culled at ihe home of his mother-in-i'w and taked to his wife. He persuaded her to go with him, he said. Soon after they hapT left the house they.started quarreling over the baby. Reynolds (Continued on Page Four* i Alfalfa Drinks as Committee Waits Here is Governor William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray of Oklahoma as he drank his morning coffee while the House Ways and Means Committee at Washington waited for him. The governor overslept, but insisted on his coffee before telling members of the committee his plans *' for the ending of the depression. Attorney General In Collect ion Ruling *v< -. : •>••, •"; : --';...:''.'''. $••: •• ~;".*j'*. ",-'.••"•••.'• Declares That Stone County Collector's Office Is Vacant LITTLE ROCK.— (ff)— The office of the Stone county collector has been declared vacant by the Attorney General, thus raising the Question of whether the State Treasurer should collect taxes due January 10. A test suit is to be filed immediately to determine the question and also whether the state treasuer should collect taxes in any county where a collector failed to make bond by the first Monday in January, which under Thursday's opinion would make the office vacant. Beverly Named to Porto Rico Post Supreme Court Vacancy, However, May Not Be Filled Immediately WASHINGTON.—(/P)—Pres. Hoover Wednesday named the attorney general of Porto Rico, James R. Beverly, 37, to be governor general of the island, Comparatively young for so import- tnt a post, Beverly will succeed Theodore Roosevelt, who will sail shortly to be governor general of the Philippines. The president Wednesday night found his appointment problem far from solved. He is finding some difficulty in the selection of a man for the Supreme Court seat suddenly left vacant a week ago by Oliver Wendell Holmes. White House officials said Wednesday appointment for this high post was not in immediate prospect. Seven new names for the court were placed before'the chief executice for his consideration. City Welcomes New Drug Store "Buck" Shell of Hope, Opens. Drug Store in Prescott PRESCOTT—Saturday marked the informal opening of a now drug store in the Lee Montgomery building on the corner of West Front and West Elm streets by "Buck" Shell of Hope. Mr. Shell is not a stranger here, having been reared near Rosston in this county, and was for some time pharmacist in Hesterly's Drug Store. The present home of the new drug store has been remodeled, and is remarkably located for convenience in curb service. The interior is neatly furnished and decorated; modern equipment has been installed. The people of Prescott seem to be appreciative of thig ne\y institution and hail the return of Mr. Shell to his home town. * Trunk Slayer Fight Earnest! HerLifeThursd: ^ ',,. I *v «, Prosecution Alienist' terly Denounced bj Defendant TESTIM6NYJ3 T A ftl] Several Women Faint/ Crowd* Gather in th Court Room PHOENIX, Ariz.-(>!P)~-#i Judd leaped her chair .< murder trial Thursday to'- Doctor Joseph Catton, San prosecution alienist. "You get out of here she ing with tensed muscles a ing her eyes as the tall psycbla^ approached her chair during a court recess." 1 "• Several women fainted in the^l which stormed the court, rMm tempting to get seats for*thC2 dsfrs testimony in the triaiU'of -I Judd for killing her two girl friefi'i A jury panel of 29 and an alternate panel of four was seated acGotdlif "" Arizona law, before Judge ! Speakman's Maricopa county J court adjourned Wednesday/.; night, opposing counsel ;W< cide upon the names to be,s_.. peremptory challenge, to thus the trial jury of 12 men din_njfi_ after' court convenes Thursday; < One alternate will ber seated' prosecution may exercise .10']' tory challenges and the sjjate •„. The broad hint, plAced on. cou ords by Herman Lewkewitz, ed in the defense with Paul of defense plans to endeavor Ush "reasonable doubt of: tion" of'Mrs. Judd with & and "the possibility the conunltted'"by another jaajrty," back tp tba.tyrije$$sr " f " investigation. The state at one time bent vsetigation. ori the theory that" Judd was not physically able, without^ aid, to commit the slayings and ship';> the bodies to Los Angeles in trunks.*''' |»r Later the prosecution abandoned that task. Shortly before the trial, th,a. state was reported' to have pressed^ again its investigation of possible a"e*tj, complices, but the offices, of Courtty v > Attorney Lloyd J. Andrews declined^? to confirm It. " ,*) Another name was placed in the*' record by Lewkowitz in examination" of Henry J. Alteh, contractor, whip said he did not know Halloran, • "Have you ever done business with the .firm of Momsen, Dunnegan and ' Ryan?" demanded the defense attar- „ ney, naming a wholesale hardware and building supply company of Phoenix! and El Paso, Texas. Aten said he had not. "Are you acquainted with Mr, Ryan of that firm?" Lowkowitz continued. "No," answered Aten, "I am not"f , The name of Fred Ryan had been brought into the case shortly after thts investigation started, as a friend of Halloran and of the three women. Uses Shotgun to Commit Suicide Jack Reed, War Veteran, Had Brooded Over III Health MORRILTON—Jack Reid, aged H World war veteran, ended his life with a shotgun about 100 yards from h-s home at Cleveland, 25 miles north of Morrilton, Tuesday night. Justice Sherman Brents held an inquest and returned a verdict of suicide, Reid picked up the shotgun and left home after telling his wife and three small children goodbye. He placed l ^ e butt of the gun on the top of a wood pile at the rear of J. H. Frazier's store and, after placing the barrel against his head, pulled the trigger. Despondency over ill health was giv-r en as the cause. Reid was drawing compensation from the government f c.r physical disabilities, and recently appeared to be brooding over the prospect of entering a veterans' hospital. He came to Morrilton early Tuesday and arranged all of his business affairs. Relief Bill Given to Senate Thusrday Measure for Unemployment Recommended Over Opposition WASHINGTON—(>P)—An appropriation of $375,000.000 for direct federal unemployment relief was recommend, ed to the Seante Thursday by the Senate Manufacturers Coinittte despite President Hoover's opposition. The Sostigan Lafollette bill was also endorsed by the committee by " vote of ti to 2.

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