,,<• >"« ,.*ew™«SJ , wter VOLUME 33—NUMBER 77 Wfti3r A * d " - , MA* NMMMfitt BntttpnM Aw'n. HOPE;*ARKAN|A& A MONpA& JANUARY 26, 1032 Sat of. CdnWl .teidhid K M Hop* LONG TAKES .HER Two Men Missing In St Francis River Since Last Friday Leave in Motor Boat to Move Families From Flooded Area RIVERS ARE DWELLED Two Small Towns in River Valley Inundated by Flood Water LAKE CITY, Ark.—(/P)—Two men, residing at Oak Donnick on the Saint Francis river, south of here have been missing since last Friday when they left home in a motor boat . John Hall and Arthur Madison, a river man, left to obtain a barge with which to move Madison's family and household goods to keep them from floating into the river. Searching parties have been organized. Virtually all of the northeast Ark- nnsas rivers, swelled by recent rains ncarcd flood stages Monday. The towns of Lester and Caraway, near hero are Inundated, but no alarm is felt here as a new levee built on the west side of the river is expected to hold. Hundreds are ready to abandon their homes around Marked 1 Tree as the Saint Francis rises steadily with its backwaters overflowing the low lands all the way from the Missouri line. The World Is on the Shoulders of These Senators Highway Auditors Retain Engineers and CHf« ford Older to Check on Construction Col. John R. Fordyce of Hot Springs and Clifford Older of Chicago, president of the engineering firm of Con- Eocr, Older and Quinlan, were selected Saturday by the state highway Audit Commission to check construction projects, materials and equipment in connection with the five-year audit of the state Highway Department now in progress. The selection was made after the commission had considered proposals submitted by about 18 engineers and engineering frims . Terms of the contract will not be made public until it is drawn up and formally executed at the next meeting of the commission, Febrdary 12, Chair, man W. J. Waggoner said. Engineering test work will be started February 10, however, and this phase of the work will be pushed as rapidly as possible, it was said. Colonel Fordyce and Mr. Older said they will employ Arkansas engineers to assist in dong the necessary field work, Mr. Older was accompanied during negotiations with the commission by Arthur W. Consoer, vice president and general manager of the Chicago firm. Mr. Older will return to Little' Ilock about February 10 and will give his personal attention to the test work, sharing the work and responsibility equally with Colonel Fordyce, it was said. They were employed on a per diem basis and the testing work can be discontinued at the wil of the Audit Commission and the auditing firm, A. M. Pullen & Co., of Richwond, Va. Chairman Waggoner said hearings to take testimony in connection with the audit and Highway Department operations probably will begin the latter part of February. Mr. Older was state highway engi- pefcr of Illinois for seven years, from 1917 to 1924, and before that was connected with the engineering departments of the Pennsylvania, Wabash and Chicago and Alton railroads for several years. Colonel Fordyce was a member of the state Highway Commission during the late Governor McHae's first administration and was consulting engineer for the department during his second trem and during a part of former Governor Tom J. Terral's administration. »±^%> ^ •<««*: «g»||s: ^WSEVOnnnl^^toaB..*,, 11 Candidates for Alderman in City Election Feb. 23 Goop and McKamey File Pledget At the Last Minute Indiana Farmer Kills Parents; Shoots Brother FORT WAYNE, Ind.—(fl>)—Waller Hoffman. 17, shot and killed his father and mother at their home near here Sunday tind wounded a brother. He was captured as. gun in hand, he drove into the farm yard of another brother. Hoffman was placed in the Allen county jail. Neighbors said they believed he became crazed during uii argument with his parents. His mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffman, was killed by a bullet fired into her head. The father, Martin Hoffman, well known farmer and former township trustee, was shot in the head, and neck and died in a local hospital. The wounded brother,, Ernest Hollniao, 19. was struck in the teft arm and Beaten to Death By Bandpf Thugs Dance Hall Patron Slain as Hoodlums Fight Off Crowd DETROIT, Mich.— (Jp) —A dozen thugs who bent and kicked Noel W. English to death early Sunday in the crowded Merry Gardens ball room, attacking with fists and knives other dancers in the hall who attempted a rescue, were sought by police Sunday afternoon. Thu slayers escaped before police arrived and locked the approximately 1,000 dancers in the ball room for questioning. Investigators suici the motive for the killing was not clear. Theories ranged from rivalry between gangs to sudden enmity engendered by English's efforts to stop a group of men who were pushing onto the dance floor. English died of a fractured neck which witnesses suid resulted from a kick. Several shots were fired, but no one was wounded. Scores of dancers received minor injuries. Seven persons were held for investigation. FLAPPER^ANNY SAYS: ma. U.B.PAT. OFF. High Chinese Officials Resigi Shanghai Maintains Place as Center of Controversy League Council Reconvenes at Geneva to Consider Manchurian Question Postponed Last Month America's dealing with foreign nations depend much o nthem. This is one of the few pictures ever taken mlttee of the United States Senate, shown here in round-table session at the national capital. Left to right are igan, Robert M. LaFollette, Jr., of Wisconsin; David A. Reed of Peensylvania; George H. Moses of New Hampshi Joseph T. Robnsoni of Arkansas; Walter of George of Geargia; Tom Connally^of Texas; and J. Hamilton Lewis of Early Ruling on Cotton Law Asked Texas Farmers Want Status Decided Within Next 30 Days AUSTIN, Texas.— (ff>)— Saint Valentine's Day (February 14) being cotton planting day for some Texas farmers— those residing near the gulf coast— time for a decision on what to do about the Texas cotton acreage reduction h\w is short. Judge W. C, Davis of the 85th Judicial district, who presided last week at Franklin, over trial of a test case,' Wliich, ulticiately will determine, genuineness of Uie cotton ban statute said he would announce a decision 'next Friday. Gov. R. S. Sterling last week received-additional letters requesting that he call an extraordinary session of the legislature to repeal the law, enacted at a special session called specifically for that purpose last September. Governor Sterling has said that he would not convene a special session of the legislature to revoke the cotton acreage reduction law. He said that even though the law were not adopted by other cotton growing states it should be a good thing for Texas. (jf the powerful Foreign Relations Com- 'ftators Arthur H. Vandenburg of Mich"lam E. Borah of Idaho, chairman; bis. SHANGHAI.—(/P)—Sun Fo, .president of Executive Yuan, which is a pout corresponding to the Premier of China, resigned Monday because the government declined to accept his policy of vigorous action against Japan. Foreign Minister Eugene Chen, also resigned, for similar reasons. Meanwhile Shanghai maintained its place as the center of the Sino-Japanese controversy. A conference between the Japanese Consul General and the mayor of the Chinese city led to a temporary truce which served momentarily at least to keep seventeen hundred Japanese marines out of the international settlement, a French concession and Chinese terriotry. ( The league council reconvened . J£ Geneva to take up tnd"Mla'nchunari question, where it left off last month but the preferred resignation of Secretary General Sir Eric Drummond delayed its deliberations. A. M. McKamey to Run From Ward 4 Railroad Man Announces as Candidate for Alderman A last minute entry in the aldermanic race from .Ward Four is A. M. McKamey, well known Hope railroad man, who formally announced in to> day's political colmn of The Star as a candidate in the city election February 23. Mr. McKamay has been a resident of Hope for the last 11 years, coming here from Little Rock. He has been employed by th'e Missouri Pacific for the last 24 years. In his platform he pledges if elected to perform "an honest and faithful discharge, of my duties as alderman. I feel that with my 24 years' experience in construction work for the railroad that I am in a position to offer some real service to our city." Woman Is Found Slain Near Detroit Identification Attempt Fails; Farmer Hears Shot in Woods DETROIT.-(/p)_A bullet hole behind the left ear, the body of a well dressed young woman was found Sunday in an automobile abandoned in a clump of woods behind the Ford airport in Dearborn, a suburb. The car, a small sedan, bore Illinois license plates. There was no evidence the woman had been attacked. A label in her black cloth coat bore the name "Lassey Brothers Co." but no address. There was nothing else in the car to aid in identifying thu woman. The scene of the slaying, East Snow street and Pelham road, is only a short distance from U. S. 112. a much traveled Chicago-Detroit highway. An attractive blonde, the woman was about 20 years old, five feet, seven inches tall and weighed about 120 pounds. Her clothing included a red silk dress, light tan stockings, black shoes and a small white april of good texture. No hat, purse or jewelry were found in the car. Detectives said her attire indicated she had left a party to accompany some one in the automobile. Peter Young, a farmer, told officers he had heard a shot .at about 5 a. m., and shortly afterward saw two men run- from the woods. Light Plant Cuts Taxes For Benton Municipal Plant Enables Escape From Funding Debt Tax BENTON.—It appears that local'tax- paycrs arc going to be in a class by themselves as a result of announcements being made by city officials in regard to taxes to be collected this year. Two reductions in city taxes are being made. The board of commissioners for several years has been paying for a part of the interest and principal payments due on the water district, and the board now announces that the district will be able to make all payments this year, thus relieving the taxpayers of payment ol any%a|er tax. <l The electric light improvement district for several years has been paying out of the earnings of the plant all bond and interest charges and will do so again this year. The other tax reduction for this year is being made by the city council, which has sufficent funds to pay principal and interest charges on the city's debt, thus relieving taxpayers of the one-mill funding tax for this year. A still more, hopeful sign for the future is that the earning of the light plant and water district will not only take care of all district payments due, but may be sufficient to pay all city government expenses and relieve taxpayers of payment of Ihe general city tax of five mills, and it is expected that this may be done by 1934. Jones & Smith Taken Over by Roy Jones Roy Jones and V. E. Smith', operators of the City Bakery 216 South Main street, have dissolved partnership, and the business will be continued by Mr. Jones, according to an announcement Monday. All accounts will be handled (com the office and plant at 216 South Main street, Mr. Jones said. Outlook Improves ; For Cotton Sales Prices Firm During Pas Week—Demand Favors U. S. A. MEMPHIS—(U. S. Deparament o Agriculture)—The cotton market dur ing the period January 16 to 22 wa stedy, with price fluctuations narrow Quotations January 22 were practical ly unchanged compared, with thosi January 15. Demand for raw cotton was said t< have been somewhat better during thi past week with inquiries covering botl short and long staple cottons, particu- larlyTrrtne^lowef "and low grade c&t tons. The asking basis by sellers was said to have continued firm and good volume of business was said to have been done in the low grades -a' flat prices rather than a a basis. Average price middling 7-8 inch as compiled from the quotations of the ten designated spot markets January 22nd 6.23c compared with 6.25c January 15th and 9.60c a year ago. Reported sales of spot cotton by the ten markets for the past week amounted to 161,209 bales, compared with 177,094 the week before and 63,243 for the like week the year before. A comparison of American and Indian cotton prices at Liverpool shows that Indian continues to become more expensive relative to American. On January 8 the average price of three types of Indian cotton averaged 94,( per cent as much as the average ol American middling and low middling whereas on December llth they averaged 92.6 per cent. Exports continue to gain over those of the season before and to January 22 this season amounted ot about 4,600,000 bales compared with about 4,400,000 a year ago for the corresponding period. According to the Weather Bureau the week ending January 19 as regards abnormal warmth was most unusual. Not only were temperatures experienced higher than ever known before in mid-winter but the weekly averages were equally outstanding for unseasonable mildness. Basketball Fans See Fast Game Willisville Defeats Spring Hill in Game Here Saturday, Basketball fans of this city were given a real treat Saturday night at the local National Guard armory, when the Willisville, Nevada county, team defeated the Spring Hill high school quintet by a score of 36 to 26. Thompson, center for the Willisville boys was high man with 17 points. Huckabee of Spring Hill was high for that team with 12 points. The game was fast from beginning to end with the Willisville five showing exceptional ability in hitting the goal from all angles. Willisville is said to have the best team showing in Hope this season. In another game Rocky Mound defeated Bodcaw by a 21 to 10 score. FOUR IN WARD QNE Three in No. 4, and Two- Man Races in No. 2 and No. 3 Two last-minute candidates who filed their pledges just before the City primary "deadline" Saturday night, brought the total to 11 men who are seeking election to four aldermanic posts February 23. Ea'ch ward is to elect one man. E. G. Coop entered the race in Ward One, making it a four-man contest, the three previously qualified being: Roy Anderson, Lex Helms and Bennie Benton. In Ward Four, A. M. McKamey was the last-minute, entry, for a three- man contest against Ira Halliburton and Clyde Monts. In the other two wards there are but two candidates each. In Ward Two, Roy Stephenson and L. A. Keith will fight it- out; while in Ward Three, Theo P. Witt and S. F. Huntley are opponents. The city attorney's race will also be a two-man contest, with.W. S. Atkins and Pat Casey (opposing each other. Fred Webb, candidate for city clerk, is xmoppose'd. - emocrats Full Membe For First (T>. -0 Bulletins Release at Denver *l*'"^lt' • W*" 1 "''*'*! * *' •'• '"'" Tell Baking Co. Official He Must Send Them $50,000 DENVER, .CoLi-^^-After fiva days of captrt^iy,^ during' which he • was kept bound "and'blindfolded in a mountain cabin, Benjamin P. Bower kidnaped Dfehyer baking official, was released from an automobile in West Denver Sunday. ' ^ His freedom, he said was granted on a promise to pay .the ?50,000 ransom demanded- last Tuesday night when two men invaded his ••.home and carried him away. No money, hie said, has been paid. Clutching two strips of 'adhesive in his hand, Bower was found by two youths, early Sunday morning in a dark street near the bakery, of which he is manager. Telling them who he was, Bower asked to be led to a telephone from which he called the bakery. Police were' called at once and he was taken to headquarters. The strips of tape, he said, had been over his eyes for the five days he was a captive, except a few moments when he wrote a note to his wife pleading that she pay the $50,000 ransom. 'I'll keep them as souvenirs," he told Police Chief Albert T, Clark, who since Tuesday night has directed the greatest man hunt in Denver's history Bower was treated well and fee plentifully on ham and eggs, breac and strawberry jam "and other pretty ;ood food," he said. It was revealed that • Bowers had written a note to his wife but it was lot a note which police recevied and lave to Denver newspapers. Contents WASmVGl?ON.-(/p)-Presld«nt Hoover named Harvey C. Couch or Arkansas and Jeswe H.' Joae* of Texas, for two of three Democratic: directors of the S2.MM9MM Reconstruction Finance Corporation. WASHINGTON-(/P)- The House Naval Committee Monday approved the $616,000,000 Vinson Naval Construction Bill, but postponed indefinitely future action by Congress. Mass Meeting For Charities Tuesday Cox, Davis and Strassner Make Urgent Appeal to Citizens -. An appeal for large attendance at a city-wide meting hi Hope city hall at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon to discuss charity needs in Hope is made by a special committee of three who have mailed out a'letter to each member of the Hempstead County chapter of the tied Cross and the Associated Charities. The letter, signed by John P. Cox, .-Jfr,AtiDav&ind-the Bev. George F, X. Strassner; says: ' "From u survey made by the .county chairman of the Red Cross, the unemployment situation and the needs of the poor in the city of Hope cry to the more fortunate for assistance. We do not believe the existing conditions are much known by onr general populace. The Hope Associated Charities can not do much with its limited fund; the Red Cross will not do much without JoeT.Rol Ark; Give. Up Title nor of Lot Tak« Senate J PAUL CYl <_« To Consult _, fore Attempting 1 Acting Govc WASHINGTON.- was sworn in Monday as'] Louisiana . " ' By taking this oath fi? a Democrat, discarded his'titfi ernor of Louisiana, pute over that office.' Long was escdrtecftL?' by Senator Robhison'of Ali-kii Long's seating and rite fi; Senator Stephens of ti an ilbiess gave the DemocrS full strength of 47'ra firs ttime since the session. the co-operation of ^the Associated Charities. "There will be a meeting of these two organizations—a very important meeting—on Tuesday afternoon, January 26, at 3 o'clock, in the council chamber of the city hall. Your attendance is kindly solicited by the committee, appointed lasft Wednesday." were not re- Hope Scouts Vote to Establish New Court Hope Boy Scouts voted at a meet. K. G. McRae Operated e \ .. < . i «ope c On tor Appendicitis ing held last Friday to establish a • | court of justice which will meet one K. G. McRae, Sr., well known hard- j Friday every month. Charles Carpenter was elected assistant scribe. ware store proprietor and one of the pioneer business men of Hope, undcr- Upcn hearin? that Scout Executive went a successful operation for ap- j Powell, of Texarkana, might be trans- "' ' ' ferred from the "Texark" district, the Sf-outs petitioned E, F. McFaddin, Hope attorney, to wri,te Texarkana for further information, end atk that hud suffered an appendicitis attack in | everything possible be done to keep November, improved the following i Mr. Powell in this territory. month, but surgeons last week found 1 The me-"-" w-s closed with a short pcndicitis at Julia Chester hospital Saturday. Mr. McRae was operated on Saturday morning, and was reported recovering rapidly Monday. He an operation to be necessary. program by the Rattlesnake patrol. of the authentic note ealed by police. The kidnaping, Bovver said, cost him only J4.60 and his Royal Arch Ma. pnic pin. "I've had that pin 22 years and I asked them not to take it," he said. Aside from that, I think I've got the aetter of it. They fed me five days for 4.60." The kidnapers grew tired of the way hings were going and offered a com- romise, that he should return and et the money, Bower told Chief Clark "They asked for. $50,000. Where in IB name of conscience would I get $50,000? I told them 1 couldn't. "They pounded the table and told me I could. They said: 'You can get it from Knight (Stephen Knight, president of the Campbell-Sell Banking Company).' Gee, I didn't like that!" Wild Recwrit Pitcher Says 'Ume' Arm Is Well ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-(/P)-Wally Brush, hte "walk-'em-or-whiff-'em kid," sold ot the New York Giants for $10,000 in 1929 and to the Cleveland Indians for $5,000 in 1930, is looking for a job. He arrived here from Wiliston, Fa., where he had been playing semi-pro ball, with the news that neuritis, which ended his big league career, had disappeared. He said he was dickering with three big leagues end five AA clubs for his services. The first game Brush ever pitched for Tampa in the Old Southeastern league tells his story. He struck out Urges Submission of Prohi Question / President of Wet Association Gives Figures to Show Demand for Vote WASHINGTON -(/P)- Henry H. Curran, president of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, said Sunday he had written members of Congress presenting figures designed to show a sufficient sentiment favoring a vote on national prohibition to warrant submission of the question to the people. "The whole issue, in its present stage simmers down to this:" he wrote. "What is the volume and extent of the demands for submission?" To answer the question he reported: "Half a dozen states have specifical. ly petitioned for relief from the Eighteenth amendment;" nine "have repudiated national prohibition by refus^ ing to ratify the Eighteenth amendment or to adopt enforcement laws, or else by voting to rescind their en- that Governor 'Long >1 oath of ,office as Senator, .,— claimant to the governorship, j would say nothing until he ti suited bis attorneys. Meanwhile at Baton Rouge I King took the oath of office ernor, ' , ,,, King, former president pr'otemlo senate was sworn in as lieutenant' ernor when Cyr,took the """" oath in an attempt to oust Given Interview • WASHINGTON.— (/PJ—Tne, •...,. cratic party was urged Monday , Governor Long of Louisiana to : nate for president, Speaker GS Senator Harrison of Mississippi^ Senator Joesph T, Robinson of-/' ansas. ' '> * He gave an interview shprtlyfi his arrival to be sworn in ft ' iana's Democratic Senator, Long said also if former. L, Al Smith of New York was re»n ated he would be elected, but ti.,,, s did not believe Governor Rx)Osevelti', T New York would win if he were hom- 1 inated. He pledged co-operation with dent Hoover to restore world quility and prosperity. tram Physician Killed < In Auto Accident Dr. C. C. Craighead, Louis* iana, Dies in Mishap Near Junction City • * r* . ,h 12 omj walked; U men. ever tnads off bitn. Few hits were forcement laws;" "There * * * not included in the foregoing compilations have registered pronounced opposition to national prohibition in recent elec- ' ans." In the latter category, he referred to ;he election of Senator Bulkley of Dhio, "a Democrat advocating repeal" he senatorial victory of the late 3wight Morrow in New Jersey, who, IB said, "chose repeal—even againsl the advice of party leaders," and the close margin of Governor Pinchot over "Repeal Candidate" John Hempill in "that rock-ribbed Republican strong- EL DORADO,-Dr. C. C, .,... aged 57, of. Athens, La., was killed stantly, a negro wa sinjured critically,! and Pr, Sheppard Moore, 56, of Arka, delphia was hurt badly in an automo* bile collision near Junction City Jajjg 1 Sunday afternoon. Dr. Craighead, well known planter hold, Pennsylvania." In. addition, Curran wrote that 'the legislatures pf two states * * ' have recently decreed that referenda shall be held next November;" that ''among important national organizations, the American Bur Association has called for repeal * * * and the American Legion has asked for submission * * *;" and that "although not a single state platform containing a repeal plank in 1928, there was a call for repeal in 21 different state platforms in 1930." ''Finally," he said, " * * * the Wickershajn report on prohibition contains Qv«wbi}h»in evidsnce tb»t conditions e »jsit wbich have created a public denwod for prompt relief." and physician, was on his way 1*» Dorado to get one of^his negro em*, ployes out of jail, and Pr. Moore was : en route to Bernice, La., when the acr cident ccurred. Dr. Craighead swerved around 9 Louisiana highway patrol car on tfe$ El Dorado-Sumraerfielij highway and his car collided with pr. Moore's pn the brink of a hill. Pr. Craighead was pinned beneath the wreckage of his automobile and died instantly. His neck was broken and his chest crush, ed. The negro, Cornelius George, 85, of Athens, was thrown from the auto. His jaw was crushed. Pr. Moore's car was thrown from the highway into a ditch, end Pr. Moore suffered a fr»c a tured leg and serious bruises. Pr. Moore and the negro were brought to El Dorado hospital in auir bulances. Dr. Moore's condition is not thought to be crictica}, but physicians fear the negro will die. Dr. Craighead's body was taken to Homer, La. Surviving him we his wife, a sop, Claude Craighead Jr., and two. J —*- ters, Jean end Mary A.ub. ens probably >k\.
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