Trackage Rights for A. T. & L Ry. Sought Saturday Would Mean Direct Line From Shreveport to Dallas, Texas WOULD~ATD ROAD Road Owned by Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Interests WASHINGTON.-(/P)-Thc Interstate Commerce Commission was told Saturday by examiner M. S. Jameson, that it should permit the Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas railroad to enter Dallas by means of trackage rights over the Mlssiourl Kansas and Txeas railroad from Greenville to Dallas. He said this would be In public interest and would assist the road to overcome a deficit under which it is now operating. The Texas railroad commission also recommended that such permit be granted. This new arrangement would make o direct line from Shreveport to Dallas. At ShrWeport the road connects with the Louisiana & Arkansas Railway, owned 1 by the same interests. Under the proposed arrangement the' road would pay the Missouri, Kansas und Texas company $1.00 per train mile for each train operated over the joint line. Municipal Judge Stricken in Court W. P. Gravette of Blythe- -**#iVf' ? -i«?4"V"'i*r i "««l •• i'*"*-* »'V •• -- vflfe Dies Following Attack of Apoplexy Joda, Johnson Seeks Sevier County Office BLYTHEVILLE. — Death ndjourncd Municipal Court here late Friday when Judge W. D. Gravette, aged 56, presiding at a busy session, died from a sudden attack of apoplexy. He had completed hearing a state cnsc and had called for the police docket, when he slumped over in his chair. An ambulance was called, but ho died 1 shortly after reaching the hospital. Judge Gravette had been in ill health several years, but apparently was improved and had been actively engaged in his work since he was elected police judge three years ago. He was appointed municipal judge several weeks ago by Mayor Neill Reed. He cnme here 30 years ngo from Harrisburg and for several years was a member of the law firm of Gravette '& Alexander. He was u member of the Blythcville Bar Association and of the First Methodist church. He is survived by his widow; three daughters, the Misses Delma, Maurice and Beverly Gravette, all of Blythc- ville; one brother, Marshall Gravette of Hnrrisburg; four sisters, Mrs. Clyde .Laswell, Mrs. Mell Fruzcr, Mrs. Fred Bradshcr, all of Harrishurg, and Mrs. Bpulah Gravette . Rouge, La. Lunsford of Baton Shrine Good-Will Plane Tours North America Here is "Islam," a tri-motorcd club airplane which San Francisco Shriners have started on a goodwill tour *of North America. The b(g plane will visit 157 temples to stimulate interest in the annual'Shrine convention to.be held in San Francisco this year. Assembled beside the plane is the San Francisco Shrine convention executive committee, left to right: Michael Hulnick, Don C. Elliott, Potentate William H. Woodfleld, Jr Phil As Erbes, C61. John H. Skcggs, John H. McGilvray, Ernest L. West, Col. George E. Filmer, William M. Coffman, Hugh K. Mp- Kevitt and Herman Wertscj. Killed in Attempt To Holdup Farmer Louisiana Farmer Wounded in Fight at His Home Friday CROWLEY.-(;P)-Whilo Mrs. Raphael Manual, invalid wife of a Jefferson Davis parish farmer, looked on, a fight waged around her bed just before midnight Friday night in which a robber was killed, her husband was shpt and wounded and their negro servant suffered a fractured skull. The dead man was identified as Simon - Darbonne, 25, resident of Eunice. Darbonne with two other men entered' the sleeping chamber of the Manuals.and.dewawJed tp know where the former'kept his money. ' ••• Manual argued with them and the robbers dragged him out of bed and slugged him. The servant, Eugene Cobert, ran to the defense of Manual and was struck on the head. Cobert swung Darbonne in the line of fire of one of the robbers and a bullet passed through Darbonno's body. The wto other intruders (led and th'ose in the house believed 1 that Darbonne was dead. But Darbonne raised his pistol and shot Manual in the hip. The servant wrested the weapon from Darbonne as the latter died. Capt. Frank Hawks in Speed Attempt Trys for Record Round Trip From Mexico to Oakland, California OAKLAND, Calif. -(/P)— Captain Frank Hawks, attempting a record round trip from Aguu Caliente, Mex- ice to Vancouver and return landed here about 6:30 Pacific time Saturday and took off 10 minutes later after Bulletins AUMEDABAD, India.-(/P)—Seventy thousand mill workers were on n strike here Saturday, closing 7G textile mills. WASHINGTON.-^)—Considerable concern was exprscscd in the State Department over the acuteness of the Sino Japanese situation. Under ccSrctary Castle salt! American Consul Cunningham had wide latitude to deal with any problem which might involve the United States. refueling. He left Agua urday morning. Culiciite early S'ut- Negroes' Appeals Under Advisement in Attack MONTGOMERY, Ala.-(/P)—Another epsiode in the Scottsboro case was closed with guards on duty Friday us the Alabama supreme court took under advisement appeals for new trials for the eight young negroes now in •Kirby prison under death sentence. Unobrtusively mingling with the crowds at the doors and windows of the court chamber Friday were five guards from the state prison stationed there to preserve order in event there was any demonstration. Decision in the appeals for new trials for the negroes who were convicted of attacking two white girls aboard a freight train last March 25, near Scottsboro, Ala., probably will be handed down within a month, but is within the discretion of the court us to,the time it shall deliberate. Decree Threatening Sale of Land Set Aside Hope Dimming For BigNavy Program Democrats and Republicans Fail to Agree on Type of Bill WASHINGTON.—The chances for passage at this session of legislation authorizing all wraships needed to bring the American fleet up to the tonnage levels permitted by the London and Washington naval treaties were dimmed Friday by the disclosure that Republicans and Democrats are far from an agreement on the type of measure which should be enacted during the depression period. Although the House Naval Committee will not vote on the Vinson $616,000,000 wurship authorization bill until Monday, it was learned Friday that several Republican members of the committee probably will not vote to recommend the rncasurse to Congress unless President Hoover sends word the bill is in conformity with his financial program. Former Chairman Fred A. Britten, Republican, Illinois, said Friday he would make an effort t ohave a smaller program, substituted for the Vinson bill. In an -attempt to clarify the atmosphere Mr. Britten and Representative George P. Durrow, Republican, Pennsylvania, will ask President Hoover Saturday to lay his cards on the table and make known definitely whether he is in favor of the Vinson bill or any type of naval construction legislation at this time. Digest of Game j Laws to Be Issued State Game Commission to Compile Bulletin frrf Distribution J LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—(/P)—A nlew digest of state game laws is to beds- sued in the immediate future by the ArkaVisas Game Commission. ; Game wardens, county peace officers and other officials were notified ty the commission that ten acts, held invalid because they conflict with the constitutional amendment against special or local laws, should not be enforced. ?' General game laws applying to jkhe HueyP.LongWill Take Oath of Office as Senator Monday Louisiana Governor to Leave for Washington Saturday Night KING IS TrTcHARGE Alvin O. King in Care of 1 Government Affairs in Louisiana NEW ORLEANS, La.—(/P)-Hucy P. L,ong plans to present himself at the Dar of the United States Senate next week to take the oath as Junior Sen- ator'of Louisiana. : He planned to leave for Washington Saturday night. He plans to leave the Louisiana [ovornorshitf in hands of Alvin O. King, proceeding on the assumption that Paul N. Cyr forsook the Lieutenant Governorship by taking the oath of office as governor in a court move to oust him from the governorship on a plea of dual office holding. prior to adoption of the local legislation amendment. This act prohibits the chasing of deer with dogs in Yell, Izard, Montgomery, Scott and. Stone counties. I PAHAGOULD, Ark.—(/P)—A decree I that threatened to result in the sale of 1,800,000 acres of land in 19 Eastern I Arkansas counties to satisfy an attorney's claim for $2,330 in services was set aside Thursday. Chancellor J. M. Futrell, after hearing arguments set aside the decree in the default of judgment of J. C. Brookfield, Wynne attorney for his claim for services to the defunct Harrahan viaduct improvement district. Several Draw Prison Sentences at Idabel IDABEL, Okla.—Sentences ranging us high us 10 years were imposed by Judge George T. Arnelt in district court here Friday on pleas of guilty. Those sentenced are as follows: Lon Johnson, grand larceny, one year; Charles Puge. larceny, one year; Lloyd Collins, assault with a dangerous weapon one year; Allen Burris, negro, grand larceny, one year; Ray Jones, burglary, two years; Huffman Thomas, Indian, larceny, 10 years, suspended; Mose Jefferson, burglary, five years, suspended; Scott Stewart, grand larceny and burglary, three year; in one case and 18 months in the other. FLAPPER .FANNY SAYS: Hto. u. B I'AT. orr. Boy Assessed Suspended Term in Texas Death FORTH WORTH, Tex.-(XP)— Bcenie Hurst, 11, was given a seven year suspended sentence in the state training school for boys at Gatesville by District Judge Lattimore Friday for the slaying' of Mark Sanchez, Mexican. Sanchez was shot to death on a farm near Birdville, January 1. At the lime of the slaying 1 the boy said the Mexican had choked' him u month before. EVWJ a bftok-kecncr feels wi account. Governor Declines to Call Special Session ATLANTA. Ga.-(/J>)— Governor Russell BViday declined to 'call an extra session of the Georgia legislature to consider cotton acreage reduction legislation. In a statement the governor said that "after mature deliberation und a most exhaustive study of all the plans und ideas thus far advanced" he had reached tho conclusion "that the price of cotton is beyond the control of the GeGorgi ^legislature." Spring Hill Wins Over Hope Friday Blevins Team Make First Appearance Here for This Season Spring Hill high school baskelbal team defeated Hope in two games played here Friday. The afternoor game ended n a score of 39 to 17 and the hight victory for the visitors was slightly closer, being 27 to 25. Two' other games were played in the gymnasium Friady night. Columbus defeated Blevins 18 to 11. This is the first appearance of the Blevins team in this city this season and according to those who saw tht game this north Hempstead quintet will be a har dteam to defeat as the season advances. The Hope second team lost to the Blevins second team by a score of 5 to 8 in tho final game of the ovening. Dry Law's Repeal Termed Hopeless Senator Bingham Sees Control of Congress by Prohibitionists WASHINGTON.-^)—Senator Bingham, Republican, Connccticutt, whose resolution proposing that governors call prohibition referenda was voted down Friday in the Senate, said he secure not too distant future.' "The vote in the Senate demonstrates what the country has not appreciated—how very dry the Senate is and how hopeless are expectations ol repeal of the 18th amendment. "Only senators from so-called wet state's were willing to vote for a ges- tifre toward a wet referendum. Including the pairs, 11 Republcians and 10 Democrats were willing to go on record for a wet referendum. "Knowing this I have been pressing for a modification of the Volstead acl looking toward legalization of four per cent beer. Some of the wet organizations have refused to appear in favor of modification,, believing that they had a better chance to secure repeal "The vote in the Senate demonstrated the strangchold which the dry organizations are not withstanding change in public opinion. still maintaining the' extraordinary Japan Warships Invade Shanghai Chinese Newspaper Asked to Apologize for Recent Article SHANGHAI, China — (/P) — Eleven Japanese warships frowned on, Shanghai Saturday as a result of a tense situation between the Japanese and Chinese which has been growing during the week. One ship was carrying additional marines to be landed. Japanese naval officers have demanded a Chinese newspaper here to apologize for statements made in a recent article. Farmer's Death Called Accident After Probe HOLLY GROVE, Ark.— (ff) —The death of K. L. Chisin, a planter, whose body was found in woods near his hoin. v'ith a shotgun by it, has been pronounced an accident by a coroner's jury. The gun apparently was discharged as Chism climbed a fence while he was hunting. He was the father of eight children. Texas Divorcee Shot by Woman Improving CLEBURNE, Texas.-(/|>)—Mrs. Dollie Campbell, 34, Cleburne divorcee shot seven times Thursday, was in an improved condition Friday night. Physciians expressed hope for her recovery provided one bullet which pierced her side and went through her body, had not struck an intestine. Jenn J. Jackson, county attorney. announced Friday that the Johnson county grand jury, reconvening February 1, would investigate the shooting. Mrs. Leona Vaughn was under $2500 bail. Records in the district clerk's office here showed that on January 6. 1931. an injunction was granted restraining Mrs. Campbell and Claud Vaughn from keeping company. Claud Vaughn was the husband of the woman charged. The injunction later was dismissed. Fruit and Vegetable Shippers Plan Drive NEW ORLEANS.— (fi>) —John H Shary, of the Texas Fruit Growers Association, announced here Thursday that 18 fruit and vegetable shipping organizations which tentatively banded together at meetings in New York City and West Baden, Ind., last year had agreed on a patented name foi their products for the purpose of a national advertising campaign. Shary said that he wished to correct erroneous reports descrbiing the organization as a new fruit co-operative The group, which Sharey said represents approximately 150,000 cars o. fresh fruit and vegetable shipments a year, will be known us the Associated Shippers of America. Felix Smart Elected' Potentate of Shrine PINE BLUFF, Ark.-Felix G. Smart head of the Smart Motor company here, has been elected potentate o Sahara Temple, A. A. <j. N. M. S Other members of the temple selectee t oserve with Smart during 1932 arc R. E. Ritchie, chief rabban; S. W Boardman, assistant rabban; T.' M Hooker, high priest and prophet Pinchback Taylor, guide; Mike Schn able, trustee. C. H. Bolfhger and W L. Toney were re-elected recorder am treasurer respectively. Smart. Hook cr, Bolingcr and J. A. McLeod, retiring potentate, were chosen to represent Sahara at the meetng iof the im perial council in San Francisco ii July. Two Basketball Games Scheduled Saturday Night Saturday night there will be tw basketball games played at the luca high school according to an announce ment by Coach Charles Wilkin. In the first game Hope will be op posed by the Blevins quintet and tin second game will be Columbus agains Washington. Alarge crowd is expected to atten these gamcj-. which will begin at 7:3( o'clock. First in Mississippi Politics 12fandida1 Qualified ofCi^ Nine File for Al With three ported The first woman elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, Mrs. Nellie Nugent Somerville, right above, saw her daughter, Mrs. Joseph M. 'Howbrth, left, installed as the' first woman ever elected to the legislature from Hinds county when the Mississippi salons started their present session. They are the first mother and daughter so honored in the history of the state. • Birth of Kiwanis Club Is Celebrated William Walker, 4-H Club Member, Is Guest of Local Club Hope Kiwanians celebrated the seventeenth anniversary of this International civic, organization Friday, ngiht, at h ihe Capital Hotel. "-Will * Atkins, principal speaker of the occasion, told how there' *• were' nOWyi880 Kiwanis ' with a total membership of '91,248 business and professional men. Each of whom met with their local club once a week, to enjoy the fellowship and hospitality of the meeting; and to bend their efforts to improve the communities in which they live. C. W. Weltman, who also had a part on the program, told of the birth of Kiwanis, when four business men started -the organization in Detroit 17 years ago this week. He encouraged the club to double their membership in 1932, and accomplishment which he said could be reached. Dewey Hendrix and Weltman had charge of this week's program. 1 William O'Neal Walker, of Hope, route '5, and a former member of the 4-H clubs of this county, was a guest of the club. He won second prize in the Kiwanis pumpiun growing contest last year. Other guests were E. I. Rephan and Joe Floyd, both former members of the club, C, C, Lewis, a prospective member, and J. Hirsch, a guest of A. E. Stonequist. Music was furnished by Miss Harriet Story. Leffel Gentry led the club songs, Police Testify in Ruth Judd Hearing Trunks in Which Bodies Shipped Identified by Authorities - PHOENIX, Ariz— (/Pj— Los Angeles police officials described to the court Saturday the condition of the bodies of two women whom Winnie Ruth Judd confessed she clew and identified the trunks in >which they found them. A woman in the close packed spectators space was overcome by the graphic description of finding the bodies und was forced to leave the court room. Mrs. Judd remained calm throughout the proceedings. 'Hideout' of Jesse James Still Draws Sightseers ST. JOSEPH, Mo.— (/P)-The house where Bob Ford shot Jesse James still attracts many visitors to the high bluff which the notorious outlaw chose for his "hideout." On display in it arc the revolvers James is said to have tossed on the bed to allay the suspicions oC the Ford boys, and the picture he is supposed to have been dusting when shot from behind. The chair on whieh he stood has been reduced to a fragment by souvenir hunters, while the bullet hole in the wall has been enlarged to four inches in diameter. Insurance Agency Opened at DeQueen DEQUEEN, Ark.-Tho Collins-Williams insurance agency has been established here by Henry Collins and Carl A. Williams. The new firm will engage in a general insurance, collection, acd real estate business. Hoover Signs Bill For Federal Banks $25,000,000 Set Aside I Extend Payments on Mortgages WASHINGTON.—(fl>)—Pres. Hoover Sat urday .signed a bill to increase by $125,000,000 capitalization of the Federal Land Banks.. l This bill which was signed only a few^ours after S2,000,(foO,0000 recpn- structoln finance corporation measure sets aside $25,000,000 to be used in extending the time of mortgage payments by overburdened farmers. Suspected Thief Sieized By Police Officers to Investigate Removal of Plumbing From Vacant Houses Complaints from proyerty owners that vacant houses in Hope were being stripped of their plumbing : fixtures caused city police to run down a suspect Saturday morning in an exciting chase from the Ivory Handle company's plant four blocks to the First Christian church. Ed Mimms, 23-yea.r-old white man who came to Hope about the first of the year, was placed* In the city jail to await investigation. Mimms was pointed out to officers, who found him near the handle factory. Mimms started to run and the officers gave chase. He ran under the church building, but was found and dragged out again. Sevier Circuit Clerk Candidate Announces DEQUEEN, Ark.— Wesley Howard, treasurer of Sevier county, has an. nounced his intention of being a candidate for the office of circuit clerk in the coming election. Howard has served for four years as tax assessor and is now completing his second term of office as county treasurer, W. S. Atkins Casey in CH ij'^ ". V.... ^ i, i*i With the deadline ' ledges expiring at 2 candidates had c. urday noon for theV, primary election February, A contest is promised in and for city attorney—tHfe 'i [I'jsed candidate apparent! Webb, seeking re-e clerk. Nine men haVe'fiUs manic races,' with three mote rumored as possibilities', nigh Staturday., v * , ( f t Th«e in Wart Otfe Ward Orte presents a ~ "** contest between Roy, Helms and Bennie BetitorAVi Coop Mentioned as a po '" candidate but as yet not f ward Dr/Don^ Smith,* Vt man, is retiring undefeati his intention several we to stand for re-election. »;-' In Ward Two, Roy Stephens ing re-election, is con Keith in what looks contest; but street rumbfl r Bernie Buchanan may at* the last moment. •In Ward Three, Thep;F ing re-election, Is - i - jl Huntley,' former «»._ n . t .w.gn^ and a candidate* for 'municipal last year. another two-man race.. Up urday noon Ira Halliburton,^ re-election, and Clyde Monts/wU,,^- only candidates filed and qualified but it was reported Saturday : that AJ M, McKamey might enter race before midnight.' ' Two For Attorney" In the city attorney's race, Atkins, the council's choice * c 5 . T year, is jstanding for re-ete^iph-ftj popular vote, being opposed 1 "by i|^ Casey, former deputy prosecuting l torney. " . t V' As hi last year's special elector ' tec Hope had been declared a ci the first class, each alderman wjli,lje?|i voted on by the entire city. Alde^ ' men must reside within the ward <" '"' are to represent, but voting is i entire city instead of by wards," formerly^ v Two Girls Take Boy for "Ride," Shoot Him DECATURE, Ala. —(&)— Shot and critically wounded by one of two girls in whose car he went riding on Wed_ nesday night, Jack Carter, 19, of Pulaski, Term., was found near a roadhouse on the Athens-Decatur highway early Thursday mumbling "they got me." The youth told police he was standing on a street corner in Athens when the two girls drove up and invited him to go for a ride. He said he met one of the girls at a dance several days ago, but that he had never seen the other. Carter said when he entered the car the girls told him "wu are going to kill you," and drove out on the Dccature highway where he was shot in the chest and dumped out of the car. Mount Pleasant Sewage Plant Near Completion MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas.-Work on Mount Pleasant's new $40,000 sewage disposal plant is nearing completion, according to C. H. Livingston, who is superintending the work for Brown and Soot Construction company. Work will commence soon on the construction «|E the filtering plant. RegularMeeli To Sponsor Canning gram Among 4-H Club Girls of County , • A most interesting meeting of' the. local B. & P.' W. Club was held Tues. day night at the Hotel Barlow, with Mrs. Florence Hicks as hostess, members of the club were present. This heing National Thrift which always begins on Benjamin Franklin's birthday, January 17, a fitting program on "thrift 1 ' was pre-" sented. Mrs, Hicks read the thrift week pro* gram, which is as follows: Sunday IT—Share with Others Day- Monday 18—Safe Investment Pay, -, Tuesday 19—Budget Day. Wednesday 20—Mfeke a WJ11 Daj'. Thursday 21—Life Insurance Day, Friday 23—Own Your Own Home Day. ' i Miss Jean Laseter gave a short talk on the meaning of "Thrift," "Fimn* cial Statements and How to Interpret Them," was explained by the club president, Miss Mary Aronld. It was voted to offer a prize of $S for the best collection of fruits »nd vegetables canned by members of the 4-H clubs of the county, The details of this contest are to be worked out,; later. Mrs. Florence Hicks and Miss Laseter were appointed to confer ' Missouri Pacific officials in the beau,* & tification of the railroad right-of-way. Slayer of WifTls Indicted by Court HOT SPRWGS-^-The Garland county grand jury Friday indicted • Guy Reynolds, 30, on a charge of hsv T ^ ing slain his wife last Sunday after $ quarrel over possession of their 18- inonths-old daughter. The slaying occurred near here Reynolds and his wife, who ted " come reconciled afiter a. yew's, i tion, were walking to bis h.ofna._ Reynolds confessed he with a Urge stone after a fierce j gle. Her body wa^ aojt tecove- til Monday, and his Tuesday.
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