Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 26, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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VOLUME 33—NUMBER IB AM'* HOPE, ARKANSAS, tttfflgtPAY, JANUARY 26,1932 mi\ ^m^ ^iMttk, •n^uw^^tt|||fj|^^Mu j«|^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ ^^_ ^^^^^^^i lol Fifth Dividend of 10 Pet to Be Paid Here Next Month Depositors of Arkansas Bank Will Reach 50 Per Cent Recovery PAY NEARLY READY W. S. Atkins Announces Cash at $30,495— Needs $35,000 Another 10 per cent dividend, completing 50 per cent of the total deposits, will be Issued by the Arkansas Bank & Trust Co. probably early next month, it was announced 1 Tuesday by W. S. Atkins, liquidating agent. Mr. Atkins said he had $30,495.88 cash on hand, against approximately $35,000 required for a full 10 per cent dividend. Collections arc being pushed to the utmost, and the balance will be ready in a short time, he said. .The liquidating agent declared he believed most of the depositors would prefer waiting the shott additional time in order to get the full 10 per cent dividend, rather than split up the present available cash on a smaller percentage basis. Under Mr. Atkins' administration the local bank, which closed November 17, 1930, during the state banking panic, has already re-issued 40 per cent to the depositors, leading the state for banks of $100,000 capital or more. Completion of the fifth 1 per cent dividend in February, us indicated Tuesday, will mean that 5175,000 has been returned to local circulation from "ie assets of the suspended Bank in e last 14 months. ^odjtil^^.., at Hazen Revolt Patrons- in Turmoil Because Board Discharges One of Teachers HAEEN, Ark.—Hnzcn school patrons Were in a turmoil here Monday following the action of the School Board Friday night in discharging Miss Loraine Whitehurst, of Hope, a teacher, and substituting Mrs. Ben B. Rowland, wife of the Hazen school superintendent. As a result of the controversy, about 25 pupils remained away from school Monday and their parents announced they will not return. The controversy began at the end of the school term last year when a petition was circulated* protesting against reappointment of Mr. Rowland as superintendent. It is alleged that about 100 school patrons signed this petition but it was ignored by the School Board which re-elected Mr. Rowland. When the School Board met Friday night the members voted to discharge Miss Whitehurst and to appoint Mrs. Rowland to take charge of the class in mathematics. Notice was sent to Miss Whitehurst by mail, but she says she has a year's contract and reported for duty Monday morning. Mrs. Rowland had charge of the class but Miss Whitehurst sat there through the day. Miss Whitehurst said she has been given no adequate reason why her contract was revoked and that she intends to report at school and continue drawing her pay for the term. This is Mr. Rowland's second term as superintendent. He is from Logan county and formerly taught at Darda- nclle. Leader Clothing Stores Bought by Oklahoman LITTLE ROCK.-(^)—Three clothing stores of the Leader company at Little Rock, El Dorado and Camden were disposed of at a bankruptcy sale Monday for $9310. The purchaser is Charles Dorn of Oklahoma City. He obtained the merchandise, real estate, fixtures and accounts. When the company was placed in bankruptcy on. December 7, assets were listed at $82,745, which included $39,000 in accounts, $19,000 in merchandise and the remainder in fixtures and real estate. Liabilities were listed at $104.000. The sale was conducted by A. J. Kempner, trustee. '•»»«»' Attacked Officer Undergoes Operation MENA, Ark.—W. E. Harris, night officer of Mena, who was attacked and beaten on December 29 by five Mena men, suffered a relupse Saturday and! was taken to St. John's hospital at Fort Smith. An operation was performed on the injured officers head, where a growth had developed as a result of blows received in the attack. A court hearing of his assailants set for January 25, has been continued by Prosecuting Attorney J. M- Juvkspn. Planter Shot in / BackBy Tenant Paul Winningham of Near Eudora Wounded by Milage McCann < EUDORA.—Paul Winningham, aged 35, planter on the Somerville plantation, nine miles west of here, was shot and wounded seriously by Milage McCann, alias Jewel McCann at the plantation Monday morning. McCann is a tenant. Winningham is said 1 to have gone to McCann'S; House to warn him> that he must leave the plantation by Wednesday. As Winningham started.to leave tytcCann'j home, McCann is said to have,,.8hp£ft^nj^ . in .the bac& with a sho(gun: : .-. ;-, . Officers were notified and met McCann oft the road. McCann said he ( was on his way to Eudora to surren-' der. Winningham was taken to a hospital at Lake Village. McCann is in jail here. Officers sai dthat McCann, who came nere from Monticello, formerly was a patient at the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases, but was released about four years ago. -And My Brown Derby, Too" Somebody some day soon will be wearing this famous brown derby on the sidewalks of New York, and it on't be Al Smith. For. a brown derby was among the articles of clothing that the former New York governor (left) con tributed the other day to Clarence H. Low (right), chairman of the clothing relief division of the New York Employment Relief Committee. Winnlngham Will Recover < LAE VILLAE.—Paul Winningham, who was shot by Milage McCann near Eudora Monday morning, was operated on at a hospital here at 4:30 in the afternoon. He was wounded in the lack and bladder and complained of pains in his neck. Dr. E. P. McGehce md Dr. J. H. Burge, who arc in charge, said they expect him to recover. Explosion Wrecks Nashville Mill Dynamite Cap in Hopper of Grist Mill Causes Damage NASHVILLE, Ark.—Saturday after, noon the grist mill of the Stephenson dumber company was wrecked by the explosion of a dynamite cap in the mill. The corn had been brought to the mill by the Balch brothers of Bingen, and they stated they had shelled the com the night before and lad never had a dynamite cap at their riome, and were unable to account for ts presence in the corn. Another mill, which the company had had" for sale, was set up in the place of the wrecked one. No one was hurt. RAPPER. FANNY SAYS: KIO. U. ». PAT. OFF. orator gets Ui Farmers Accused of Blasting Levee Yazoo River Valley in Mississippi Now Center of Flood Danger GLENDORA, Miss.-^-Threc major agencies, the Red Cross, the Coast Guard and the United States Engineers, Monday were actively engaged in flood'relief work in Mississippi and Louisiana, with the biggest fight centered in the Yazoo river valley of Mississippi. Improvement was noted in and around Greenwood, Miss., and four Coast Guard lifeboats were dispatched from there to*5elzonl, In Humphries ^ouniy/and, Yazoo .City;- Jn Yasoo county, where levees, broken or blasted away, were pouring out waters. Officials suspected that a group of farmers had dynamited the drainage district levees a mile or two from Belzoni an dseveral suspects were held for questioning. The reported dynamiting caused government engineers to advise careful patrol of all levees in the Yazoo valley. At Belzoni a protection wall was thrown up ta halt the flood waters from an invasion of the town and thousands of sandbags were sent there by the government engineers. On instruction from Maj. Gen. Lytle Brown, chief of the United States Army Engineers, Maj. T. B. Larkin, district engineer at Vicksburg, promised to send bagging in any quantities needed to Humphries and Yazoo counties, Mississippi, and to north Louisiana, where thousands of persons have been evacuated by high waters from the Ouachita and the Black rivers. Monroe was the hardest hit Louisiana point with the Ouachita at a standstill Monday at 47.7 feet and expected to recede very slowly. At Jacksonville, on the Black river in Louisiana, backwaters have caused a number of families to move. Two boats were retained at Greenwood to assist in the Leflore and Tallahatchie floods of Tallahatchie river, but the river is falling at Greenwood and uprivcr points and the Red Cross is administerign relief to many thousand of flood refugees. Alexandria, on the Red river, southeast of Shrcveport, was having its troubles with backwaters. Two feet has been added to the height of the Pineville, levee, across the Red river from Alexandria, and Pineville pumps were put into action behind the levee. Forty-one feet of water is predicted for Alexandria by January 31, or five feet above flood stage. The Weather Bureau at New Orleans predicted that the Mississippi river at Natzhes would* reach 44.5 to 44 feet (the latter flood stage), about January 31. Jealousy Charged In Trunk Murder The State Completes Case Against Ruth Judd at Phoenix PHOENIX, Ariz.—(/P)—The state completed its case Tuesday in the trial of Winnie Ruth Judd, with an effort to prove that jealousy was the motive for slaying Agnes Anne Le| Roi and Hedvig Samuelson, whose bodies were sent to Los Angeles in a trunk. A Phoenix lumberman was named as the object of the jealousies. Eric Drummond Resigns League of Nations Job GENEVA.- (ip]~-Sir Eric Drummond, who has been secretary general of the League of Nations since its formation .submitted his resignation Monday at a meeting of the legaue council, but the council deferred action. Youth Confesses Participation In Texarkana Killing Two Others Implicated in Death of Filling Station Attendant MURDER TTCHARGED Officers of Opinion That , plan to Murder Reynolds Existed TEXARKANA.—(/p) ^-Sheriff TUJV quette said Tuesday that Albert Boulton, 19; has confessed participation* (i\ a filling station robbery Sunday in which G. Z. Reynolds, 48, the attend ant was shot to death. Boulton implicated George Lawson 18, and Grady. Parker, 30. Boulton said he was outside of tin station when he heard a 'shot am thinking Reynolds had shot Lawson, who was staging:the holdup, he fire< through a window.. Lawson told hin\ he thought Boul ton fired the shot that killed Reynolds according to Boulton's confession. The three will be charged with mur der. '(•••• >•' : ' • •"" Believe Murder Planned TEXARKANA.—Belief that G. Z Reynolds, who was slain in the Younf Brothers filling; station \here early Sunday, was the victim of a carefully executed murder plot instead of being slain by a robber was expressed by officers Monday night. The slayer took J4.50 from the fill- ing'station cash register ot leave investigators with the Impression that a bandit had killed the attendant, it was believed. _ A. young woman was questioned Monday afternoon in connection with the shooting but what information won--gleaned from., her was -not made public by Sheriff R. W. Turquette. Sheriff Turquette said an investigation led to' the conclusion that Reynolds was the victim of a .planned execution. It also is known that Reynolds' life was threatened recently by a man arrested on a liquor charge through information Reynolds furnished. Grady Parker was the only witness to the shooting, being in the station with Reynolds at the time of the tragedy. He told officers a man entered and held Reynolds at the point of a gun as if he intended robbing the station. Parker said he leaped behind a counter and as he lay on the floor, heard the robber shoot Reynolds. Parker's inability to clearly explain the shooting led to his arrest and later the arrest of his brother. Labor Voting on Rail Wage Slash Issue Up to Unions as Executives rV^ake Final Concessions CHICAGO.—(fl 5 )—The issue of accepting or rejecting a 10 per cent wage rqductlon for one year was placed up to the railway workers Monday. The railway presidents made what labor understood were their final concessions. Brotherhood and union executives set up a plan of procedure and then the prime question was put to a vote. The 21 labor groups separated to decide this problem which rail heads have described as the "keynote to prosperity." Thirteen of the brother, hoods and unions put it to a vote of their general chairman who had remained in Chicago throughout the week and a half of negotiations. Executives ot the other eight unions had full authority to decide for their men. After all the groups had decided, it was planned to call a joint session with the presidents and communicate the result. Labor leaders doubted that this would be before Tuesday noon and said there was no assurance that the matter would be decided even then. High School in Arkansas Hotbed of Sports Stars RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.- (#>) -Rus. sellville high school seems to be a good place for an athlete to start. Some of the school's claims to fame in that direction are: Twenty-four all-state men in ton years. Seventeen state cups have been won. Eight all-state men on college teams. Twenty-seven track men on college teams. Two all-state quarterbacks in ten years. College golf champions, Sammy Richmond 1 , from this school. John Tucker, Alabama quarterback, a member of the 1930 football team, and who started in the Rose Bowl game, a Russellvili* graduate. " '# " jf Rhode Island Senator and His Musical Family There isn't much novelty in a radio broadcast by a United States Senator, but it's unusual to hear a legislator with musical accompaniment by his own family! That's the kind of broadcast that Senator Felix Hebert (right) of Rhode -Island, afforded radio fans when this picture was taken in a Washington studio, for the violinist, pianist and. celloist are, left to right, his son, Edourard, and his daughters, Catherin and Marguerite. ' \ ; Charles Ray Buriec In Hope Sunday Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo ' Ray Dies at Home Nea> .;.-' , r • Providence.., •;,.: Funeral services for Charles Ray 19-month-oId son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ray, who died Saturday night at the home of his parents in the Providence community, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of Mr. anc Mrs. Burger Jones on East Thin street in this city. He is survived by his parents ant one brother, Jack Ray. The furieral service was in charge of Rev. W. A. Bowen, pastor of the First • Baptist church. Rose Hill cemetery. Burial was in Flood Stage Is Reached at Fulton River at High Stage From Recent Heavy Rains in County TEXARKANA'.-rW^-The Red river already above flood stage at Fulton md Index, assumed a greater danger Monday as rain was reported over a arge area of the watershed. Should rain continue 24 hours, fear was expressed that forecast stages of 27 feet at Index by Tuesday, and 31 eet at Fulton by Thursday, would be exceeded. The Index stage was 26.2 Monday, with a 25-foot flood stage. Any ma- erial rise will endanger the levee on he Little River county side, but not on the Bowie and Miller county sides. The Fulton stage Monday was 29.9, abput the same as Sunday. The Hemp- Stead county levee would be endan- ;ered by a 31-foot stage. Ex-Judge Sibeck Brought to Trial Sight Jurors Chosen in Case of Pulaski County Official LITTLE ROCK-(#>)-The trial of ormer County Judge W. F. Sibeck, harged with subornation and perjury started Tuesday; and eight jurors had >een selected at noon. Charges against Sibeck grew out of n investigation of his administra- ion and he was removed from Pulas- u county office. Dr.CyrWoJmJse Force For Office .ouisianan Reaches Baton Rouge for Legal Conference BATON ROUGE, La.— (&)— Dr. Paul Cyr arrived Tuesday for a conference with his attorneys and said he would lot seek by force to remove Alvin 0- (ing from the governor's office, which ?yr claims by right of election as lieutenant Tick Eradication Eight Southeast Arkansas Counties Last Group LITTLE;!ROC!t.-^-The state Veterinary Department is preparing to start. tick eradication work in the last group of eight counties in southern Arkansas in March, Dr. Joe' H. Bux, state veterinarian, said Monday. Employes are, building several miles of barbed wire fence along the Arkansas-Louisiana line in Ashley and Union counties to prevent cattle and other livestock from wandering in from infested Louisiana territory. The department built about 16 miles of four-strandt barbed wire fence along the state line in Lafayette county last year. Fencing (is necessary in the sparsely inhabited timbered areas where stock law districts are not in effect, Dr. Bux said. The remainder pf the boundary line is bordered by "free" territory in both states, by stock law districts or by natural barriers. . . Eradication work will be started this spring in Chicot, Desha, Ashley, Drew Calhoun, Bradley, Ouachita and Union counties, which will complete the general eradication program for the state Patrol and clean-up work will be 'required in several of .the south Arkansas counties for two or three years after eradication work has been completed. Advance Afo $11.00 Is Annou , Bulletins JONESBORO.~(;p)-Geo. Kimbro, four, drowned ln«a waier filled excavation In the garden of the family home early Tuesday. LITTLE ROCK.^{/p)-SaHc Gef- shner and A.'W. .Thomas, who served part of six year terms for forging state gatrallne tax refunds were granted pardons by Governor Parhell Tuesday. They are under paroles. WNE BLtIFF.^P)-Six Jurors Were selected Tuesday morning'to, try former County Judge C. M. Phllpot for the murder of his son- in-law, Chester Taylor, ''a former congressman, after a qaurrel resulting from Taylor's efforts at re- concUUatton with his wife. Street Riots Take Heavy Death Toll -ialf Hundred Chinese Are Killed in Harbin, Man- churiai Street Tuesday TOKYO.-(/P)-A dispatch to the tengo News Agency from Harbin, Manchuria, said about 55 Chinese were killed there Tuesday when the troops f Ting Chao, who formerly command, d the Chinese Eastern Railway en- ered the Chinese quarter and began ooting it Twenty-five Chinese policemen, 25 Chinese citizens and several others were killed in the streets in tne fight- ng which followed. Jody of Murder Victim Is Sought in Arkansas Couch Named For U.S. Finance Board Arkansas Man and Jesee Jones, Texas, to Repre-, s sent Democrats t i WASHINGTON-(/P)-Rumors .that Harvey Couch, president of the Arkansas Power St Light Co. and noted Arkansas ^'capitalist, who v has been named' one of the three Democratic .directors^ of^ $» Reconstruction, 'Finance Corporation which-irbeirig'set up with government capital,-would be opposed when confirmation comes up. were met Monday'night with a statement from Senate Joe T. Robison, the Democratic leader, that he would actively support Mr. Couch's nomination by President Hoover. •..'.. Charles G. Dawes, of Chicago, Republican, is president of the corporation; and Mr. Couch's fellow Democrat thus far appointed is Jessee H. Jones, of Houston, Texas, wealthy real estate owner and capitalist. Mr. Couch, one of three Democrats named to the governing board of the gigantic government credit concern, was born on a farm near Magnolia, Ark., the son of a Methodist minister, who devoted! the week-days to farming and Sundays to preaching, he early learned independence in thought and action. . His first employment off the farm was as fireman in a cotton gin. Later he worked in a drug store and! then became mail clerk. But his initiative and executive ability soon gained recognition. On a Borrowed capital of $170 he built the first rural tlephone line in southeast Arkansas and north Louisiana. • Entering the electric power field in 1913, he and his associates organized the Arkansas Power and Light Company. They built the first transmission line in Arkansas, He and his as- scoiates built the frist major hydroelectric plant in the state.' Mr. Couch is president of the Arkansas Power and Light Company, the Louisiana Power and Light and Mis- sissip Power and Light companies, and numerous other power and fuel companies. Railroads havQoccupied Mr. Couch's attention recently. He is president of the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company and the Louisiana and Arkansas and Texas Railway company. He is a director and member of the executive committee of the St, Louis and San Francisco Railway. Two Killed When Bomb Is Exploded ToTak< 2,000 Largest Tr A STKOffffi Sale Provided* Railroad the Cotton Belt railrb&t ward on'the New 3 change Tuesday on,,! Interstate Commerce granted the Southern sion ot acquire* the : r-Common stock of the j above Sll per share. / Southern Pacific ofi they were "studying, the, commission which conditions and will an few days whether Ihe : fcond * r5 \P 'Sale. WASHINGTON-^, Pacific company,. lar,_ can transportation'I & .was authorized in* an merce* commission Its properties 'nearlyJ of the * important I crossings between Si Orleans. Acquisition by, the Gt Railroad" Holding companyf of A -fi Louis Southwestern railway known as the Cotton _ ^ ~'^ proved conditionally by'"the" i sion. * y '*, The action, taken over.- the other Western trans systems, 'gives the Southerns direct access to St. Louis, ' Little Rock, Ark., and Memphis', 1 It also materially alters the ( mission's position taken In .its' consoldiation plan as to trans>o nental lines. The decision, allc' new line to enter St. Louis and, ] phis in direct competition will Missouri Pacific and changes the : ,C ton Belt from the proposed """' Central system. , ^ Road Was in Danger, During hearings, witnesses { commission the Cotton, danger of bankruptcy from f,,. meet its bond interest and>ma^uBtie It has?20.727,750 of lour s bonds falling due on June 1 i (Continued on page three) .. Eddie Stinson, Air Pioneer, Is Dyii Restaurant in Sight of the Illinois State Capital Is Wrecked SPRINGFIELD, HI.—(£>)-Two per- Man year fas started Monday after police btained a statement from Willie Lee ilcElroy, 33, that Grover Hall shot the lissing man and then forced McElroy to weight the body and roll it into South Fourche fiver. Hall was formally charged with the murder of the man, Woodson Stephens, 35. McElroy said he and Stephens left the latter's home one morning t« hunt, and they met Hall on the river bwek. Stephens accused Hall of improper relations with his wife, McElroy said ajr«j Hall shot first. He then forced McEbrpy to weight the body and roll it uito the river, McElrpy's Hall wa# arrested Sunday, and jailed «t M.orriltc*. . Hungerford were killed Tuesday by terrorists who planted time bombs in a dance restaurant within sight of the state capitol building. The couple occupied an apartment over the cabaret. The bombing was attributed to war. fare between rival Italian factions. Roy Crosnoe Dies in Wichita, Kan., Tuesday Roy Crosnoe, brother of T. C. Crosnoe of Hope, died at noon Tuesday at his home in Wichita, Kansas, according to a telegram received here. Funeral arrangements had not been completed up to late Tues4ay afternoon. Roy CfQsnoe formerly lived in Hope and was well known here. Former Pine Bluff Critically Hurt in Crash at Chicago CHICAGO-(tf>)-Eddie gtinsoB, 4fi,^ Arkansas airman who from an 'a teur flying experience at Pine rose to be the foremost America, lies near the point of as the result of a tragic accident Jackson park here Monday, Stinson, president of the Aircraft company, was (J a new model machine »yer. Michigan, with two passengers, v he discovered he had nearly exhi ed his gasoline supply, Turning in the fast-gathering (Jusk o| early ' ening he evidently decided he wpujd be unable to reach a regular and attempted to lani on, a course. In his volplane to the ground, ever, one wing of the craft 1 .,,. off a flagpole, unseen in the twilij|ht.« The crippled plane spun ^ to earth op its nose. Stinson was unconscious when taken from the ship. Surgeon? gave him but a slight chance to re,* cover. Farmers Stop Auctions In German Tax Cases SCHWERJW, Germany.-W-Passive resistance is being resorted to by farmers in certain parts of northern Germany, where agricultural distress is. acute. Enforced sales of property bec^USS ' of non-payment, of taxes are ineffective by refusals to bid. black selling out of two farwers, distress warran^.

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