Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on January 27, 1932 · Page 1
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r >^ p. *$ f * *tl <rmr$\ f M # ?$|&vw-jf * J < "' Art's. HOPE, ARKANSAS, SBSS '" ~ ' ..m- JANUARY 27,1032 Arrested as Robber Admits Oklahoma Murder to Officers Glenn Roy Tells Police He Killed Companion in Drunken Brawl BURNS MAN'S BODY \ Held in Connection With Dover, Oklahoma, Bank Burglary SEMINOLE Okla.—(/P)—Chief of Police Jake Sims said late Tuesday night that Glenn Roy, identified as one of the three men who robbed the Dover State Bank last week, had confessed he killed one of his accomplices, Murlce Harkey, 35, whose itirned body was found near here last Friday. Chief Sims said Roy declared he killed Harkey at a farmliouse about: three miles southwest of Seminolc near the home of .his mother-in-law,. Mrs. Minnie Weems, in a drunken I quarrel. Then, he and the third robber took W. W. Weaver's automobile Wednesday night, and early Friday made a gasoline-soaked pyre of it on a highway near here,, according to the alleged statement. Chief Sims safd Harkey had served a term in the Montana state prison. Roy named the third man who participated in the robbery, Sims said. The officers declined to reveal the *!s name, pending his arrest. . -IS! »»^i , ' NowThey're Pals Again! Tony, perhaps the world's best known horse, called on his pal and mas ter, Tom Mix, to congratulate him upon his recovery from an operation a Ihe movie star's Beverly Hills home the other day and went through all his tricks just to show how pleased he was. Here he is giving his "bow to tto king for Tom's benefit. I Texarkana Murder Case Is Cleared (Jp '•»•• ••',•.-••• ^'•-,?it*"'.'rV»'.i. ..'.TV*-*-. Jt*M>,#u+*.,••• Two of Three Youths Suspected Make Confes/ sions to Officers TEXARKANA. — Warrants charging first degree murder were Issued Tucs J day afternoon against Albert Boulton, Grady Parker and George Lawson, all Texarkana youths, in connection with the slaying of G. Z. Reynolds, 53-year- old filling station manager who was shot to death at 1 a. m. Sunday while on duty at the Young Bros, filling station on East Ninth street. All three have been in jail sa suspetts since Monday. The warrants were issued after officers reported that a signed confession had been made by Boulton at 1 a. m., Tuesday in which he admitted • he fired the shot that killed Reynolds and implicated Lawson and Parker. He said the trio planned late Saturday to rob the 1 Young filling station, but did not mean to kill anybody. During the hold-up he became excited and fired a shot which struck Reynolds in the sdie, causing death in a few minutes. He declared also that two other young men, Archie Parker and Dick Harlass, who were in jail also as suspects, were not connected 1 with the slaying and th<>v were released. The confession came after several hours of continuous grilling. Later ^Tuesday Deputy Prosecuting Attorney \Barncy announced that Grady Parker also had made a complete confession, corroborating that of Boulton on all material points, and that Lawson had "partly confessed." Boulton, who gave his age as '19, sai'neither before nor at the time of the hold-up had the thought of being detected and arrested occupied to him. Grady Parker, who called-'lie police and ambulance after the' -poting and told them he was a p visitor in the office of the fill iation at the time of the tragedj 1 with his parents In the game ' , whree Reynolds and his family d. Marines Stand By to Defend Shanghi British Government Considers Situation With v Watchful Eye (By^AssoAlatod Press) ;.— Two thousand American and British marines stood by to defend the international settlement at Shanghai Wednesday as five times that many Chinese soldiers deployed to defend the city from Japanese occupation. Word from Harbin told of a battle between Chinese factions near the northern ' Manchurian city, giving alarm to both the Russian and Japanese authorities. Meanwhile at London, the British government gave serious consideration to-the Shanghai situation as a result of conversations between Secretary of Stale Stimson* at Washingtpn and the British Ambassador. Chk. Victim of Police-Gang War Shot Passes Through Perambulator on Street, Hitting Baby NEW YORK,-(/P)-A two-year-old iaby was fiear death in Brooklyn L'uesdtv Oight. the innocent victim of a pistol -Tjsttle between police and gangsters.'•> \ The child.fjgwjord Engle, was in his perambulatoijj||jp. his parents' home when two Three men and fled to end car co; Reports started there pierced inXthe chi, Bopped at the curb. ; fivst car-jumped out jn areaway. The sec- four detectives, how tl)e shooting e, but witnesses said •al shots. One bullet •ambulator and lodged ,est. !port the three fugitives, iters, were sighted by juad car, and that the ihoot- •ed a chase through Brook- were arrested. A. B. Spraggins Is New Ice Manager Arkadelphia Man Arrives at Hope Plant of Southern Ice & Utilities Arthur B. Spraggins, of Arkadelphia Has arrived in Hope to take charge ol the Southern Ice & Utilities Co. plants here. Mr. Spraggins has been associated with the Southern Creameries division for 16 years, and will be manager oi both the ice and creamery plants in Hope. Pat Simpson, wh ohas been acting manager here since the resignation ol J. J. Kirby, Jr., a year ago, will head up the sales and service force. Mr. Spraggins, who owns his own home in Arkadelphia, is moving his family to Hope for the future. Mr. and Mrs. Spraggins have a son in Arkadelphia High School who is a well known athlete, and the family has a wide circle of friends throughout the Arkadelphia territory. The Spraggins' have established their local residence in the duplex house on South Grddy street adjoining Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stephenson. FLAPPER FANNY""SAYS" ma.u.t.PAT.oiT. w ' » »<J« Warren Suffers $30,(WO_Fire Loss Blaze Believed Started in Effort to Cover Up •.v, 4 Burglary';, • . originato* 'in p rear otthe Rex il&th'lng' Store about Tuesdaymorning resulted in a loss o about J30.000 to the building, owned by the Merchants and Planters Trus and Savings bank, and to the fixture and merchandise. The men's and boys' clothing stock carried by the store was destroyed, F G. Watson, manager, estimated the loss at $17,500. The store was owned by Mr. Watson and F. L. Purcell of Little Rock, president of the Union Saving Building and Loan Association. Mr Watson said Tuesday afternoon no plans had been made to reopen th store. The jewelry store owned by A Weiss, suffered much damage from water. Mr. Weiss setimateo* his loss a $1,250. Water damage (amoufang to several hundred dollars'was done to the Masonic lodge .hall, on the seconc floor of the building. , Officials of the bank had not made an accurate check of damage to the building, but an estimate of the loss was $10,000. The cause of the fire has not been discovered. However, the cash register in the Rex clothing house wa; open and about $1 in change missing It is believed the store may have been robbed<nnd then set afire to cover the burglary. I costume* cojwUiws cause Alleged Slayer Given Life Term Ernest Powell Convicted in Clay County 5- Stanton Caee Continued PIGGOTT.-Ernest Powell, charged with the murder of M. T. Railes, retired Osceola business rtian, last September, was found guilty by a jury here Tuesday night, and his punishment fiyed at life imprisonment. The jury deliberated about two and a half hours. The case of George Stanton, also charged with the crime, was continued by request of the state until the May term. He was placed under ?5,000 bond, which he had not made. Most of the witnesses gave practically the same testimony in the case against Powell. Powell denied part of the confession made in the Corning jail a few days after the slaying in the presence of Justice B. H. Bowers, Sheriff Wallain, Deputy Sheriff R&ff and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sneed, saying he was informed by the officers that it wa"s the thing for him to do. Sheriff Wallain testified that Powell sent for him. making the confession in full, charging Stanton with the crime and signing it before four witnesses Powell took the verdict calmly. His wife, baby and parents were with him throughout the trial. Gas Station's Manager Is Slugged and Robbed RUSSELLVILLE— (£>)_ Claude Gate, 26, filling station manager, was slugl ged and robbed of $45 early Tuesday as he opened the sta%a, located in the heart of the business district. Mrs. Sam Taylor Is State Witness in Philpot Hearing Former County Judge Facing Trial for Slaying . Son-in-Lrw DEFEND Al?F QUOTED 74-Year-Old M rtfi h e r cl Slain Man sRelate* • , Conversation! ^ PINE BLUFF.-(/P)-The ; 74-yea$ old widow of Congressman Sam 'Tiyi lor, took the state stand. Wednesday as the principal witness in the murder; trial of former County'judge Ci Ml'i Philpot, for shooting her son, Chester Taylor; who succeeded his father in congress. . The state ( rested shortly before noon after Mrs. Taylor, .had described a visit by Philpot, to! heir home when Chester Taylor and" his wife, Philpot's daughter, were present* few days .before the slaying.' ' , : . She quoted Philpot as saying that the Taylors-were unable to get along chiefly "because of Lillians tantrums." She said that Mrs. Taylor accompanied her father home at this time, the judge explaining that he thought a talk with hsi daughter would smooth out things. Taylor was shot by Philpot when he attempted a reconciliation with his wife at thelPhilpot home here. Red River Reaches HighestJMnce 1930 Between lO.QQO and 15,^ 000 t Acres Inundated by When Japanese jTcrok Chinchow ilnchow falls! This -Hope -Siar " 'Service picture graphically, por- the capture of the last Man- •ian stronghold to give serious 'Option to the .advancing Japanese ; ,_ ;«. The victorious troops are seen ascending the steps of ^he main gate of Chinchow after the city had been abandoned'by the Chinese. ; ,.-,,;vj., . Gar Wood Breaks Speed Boat Record I TEXARKANA—(/P)—Red river went on its worst rampage since 1930 Tuesday, inundating between 10.0QO and 15,000 acres of farm lands in Lafayette and Miller counties and driving 50 to 75 families from their homes. With a 32-foot stage predicted , at Fulton and 27 feet at Index in the n§xt two or!three day's, several thousand additional acres will be flooded, All inundated areas are between levees, and the river and no danger to the levee system is anticipated, although low points will be strengthened with sandbags. Refugees are being housed In vacant houses behind the levee in Lafayette county. Texarkana and Lafayette county Red Cross officials notified St. Louis of the situation, but announced no ai dis needed immediately. The inundated area is in Lafayette county just east-of, the Red and Sulphur river junction, and in Miller county between the rivers. }n Lafayette county, a strip from a half- mile to four miles wide is under one to eight feet of water. Although some high spots still are above water, a 32-foot stagt at Fulton would result in the entire area being covered. However, the rise will not endanger the main levee at Springbank, south of the rivers' junction, which will withstand 41 feet. The area can be entered only on horseback, and all houses are surrounded by water. Most of the refugees are white persons who were forced to leave grains and foodstuffs behind. McKinney bayou in Miller county, presented an additional -problem. Drainage ditches have created many small lakes behind the levees, With a stage of 30.8 at Garland City Tuesday, warehouses and other build- ngs were surrounded by water, all nain highways were reported open, >ut an additional rise may close some. An expected additional rise from the •ecent rain may create several danger Hid Failed in Many Previous Attempts to Win : i Mark AMI BEACH, •Fia.-(/p)-streak- ''Ml ing.Miss America waters of Indian speed of 110.785 miles an hour Wu_ nesday, Gar Wood exceeded by a scant half a mile an hour the'world's speed boat record of 110.223 miles an hour, held by, Kye Don of England. Mflijy'times before, Wood, noted for his motor boat racing, has attempted to break the world's record in this sport; always falling short 'of the mark. Determined to win, he at last has been rewarded, again becoming the fastest motor boat driver hi the world. Credit Loan Men Meet Approval Dawes, Jones and Couch 4 Are Favorable to Senate Committee WASHINGTON -(/P)- The Senate Banking Committee Wednesday reported favorably on the nominations of Charles G. Dawes, Jesse H. Jones and Harvey C. Couch to be directors of the federal reconstruction corporation. Chairman Norbeck said that the nomination probably would come up for confirmation Thursday. points. A part of Bowie county, Texas, is susceptible to flood waters backing around levee. The Little River coun- y levee.can withstand little additional ise, and the Hempstead county levee may weaken. rocery Reports Raid By Robbers Middlebrooks' Entered During Night— Cigarettes, Cash Missing Thieves broke into Middtebrooks rrocery store Tuesday night or Wed- esday morning and stole a small mount of cash and $20 in raerchan- ise. A. D. Middlebrooks, pro|Hetor, re- oited to city pqUce Wednesday nornuig that eight cartons of Maniac Opens Fire in Bank, Hits Five Generally "Quiet" Bachelor Then Ends Own Life With Bullet Political Thrust at Power Plant Stirs Charity Body Resolution by Pat Casey Demanding Free Service, Withdrawn ASKS FREJTsERVICE Municipal Plant's Policies Defended by Rev. J. ' It- Cannon The appearance of Pat Casey, a political candidate, with a resolution tha he wished to be endorsed, stirred up a short debate at-a membership meeting of the Hempstead county Red Cross and Associated Charities Hope city hall Tuesday afternoon. , Mr. Casey, a candidate for city attorney, would have had the meeting go on record as recommending certain executive .orders to the management of the municipal/Water and ligh plant. Chairman D. B. Thompson challenged the propriety of -the action in a meeting called • for/the purpose o studying Hope's charity needs, and Mr. Casey consented to withdraw his resolution. Mr. Thompson then alp- pointed a' committee' of three, Mr Casey, Dr.- J.' L. Cannon and W. A Lewis, to .study the-matters covered by Mr. Casey's proposal: '.""..•.-.. 'Cipey's Proposal His proposed resolution read in par as follows: '• ' "As a partial 'temporary immediate relief I would suggest that the city council of Hope authorize and instruct the superintendent of .thg.Hope municipal wa'ter and light planV to can- eel all.past: indebtedness of patrons who are in arrears for water and light service/due to and who are unemploy- *,A nn ~>i.. i.«ssi.j.iii._-j arid>%ithou further notice to such patrons tha their water and light service wilFbe discontinued by the city unless their water and light bills are paid." That a lenient policy is pursued by the municipal plant toward citizens recognized to' be in hard circumstances,was explained by other speakers; and Chairman Thompson gave it as his opinion that:state law prohibited a public utility plant from performing actual free service, although it is permlssable to charge off accounts for due cause. Minister Defends Plant ^ Dr. Cannon, pastor of First Methodist church, entered the debate at an early stage, concluding with this statement: "And while I am pn my feet I want to express my high appreciation of the power and light plant of Hope. A year, ago, it was the people out in the country who were in distress. And when this fact became known ', in Hope, your power and light plant began to buy wood for fueling their furnaces, of those people who had wood to sell. They judiciously expended thousands of dollars for this wood, and piled it up on their yards until they had a stack of fuel that was big enough to burn up New York, The money expended for this wood enabled many unfortunate people, white and colored, to get through the winter. "But this is not all. I have lived here more than a year, and during all this time, the lights have never Shows Bruises cig- rettes and other merchandise had ecu checked as missing. 'Rje robbers ot between $5 and $0.50 from the cash obtained what "appeared to egsiter. Police be a likely-looking clew, and~arrests are expected shortly, gjavgral sus- ects have been quizzed. LANSING, Mich.- (ff>) -Becoming suddenly insane, a man described by acquaintances as usually "quiet, cour. teous and intelligent," shot up the Capital National bank Tuesday after, noon, wounding five persons. And, as a crowd in the bank rushed for the exit, he reloaded his pistol, placed it in his mouth and ended his life. The man, D. J. Mead, 5?, bachelor, and member of a one-time wealthy Lansing family, had been in the bank for about 10 minutes before he drew his pistol and opened fire, "This town has given me a. dirty deal," he'shout- ed. "Where's the big shot? 1 " Of the injured, two are in serious condition. They are B. W. Nichols, a depositor, shot through the neck, and Albert Elsesser, executive vice president of the bank, shot through the right shoulder and right side. The others injured are David Timmons, a bunk guard, John Lillie and Miss Lucille Duncan, depositors. At the hospital where an emergency operation was performed on Nichols, physicians said he probably would die. The others are expected to recover. Police disclosed that three weeks ago Mead had threatened to shoot officials of another Lansing bank and that a guard had been posted at that institution since then. Mead's family at one time owned a theater bjuilding and other real estate here. H« had lived here until about iO months ago when fte moved to Detroit. - been off in my house for a period of time "longer than five minutes. Only once have we been without lights in the house for so long a time at that. If the water has even been out of the house, it was so manipulated as to time, that we never found it out. "Not only is this true, gentlemen, but we have been paying the smallest water and light bills we have eve: paid since we have been in thi ministry. They are, as nothing compared to what we have paid to these multi-millionaire corporations which handle such business in other towns where we have lived-" John Fitzsimmons was chosen permanent secretary of the charities organization. L.t«tLifV abljid seventeen fa Man's Bay, on the Janiria Smolinska; chosen-Miss Poland in Idfrls shown above exhibiting bruises'she charges were inflicted on her by her husband, Waltet Grabow- suing her for chrages that she attacked him with .intent to do great bodily harm." She, hi utrn, charges that Grabowski attacked her. T As s<>on.as rumors Spread'^ out the naval- port of pp*'"" "something had happened" marine, movie 'theaters!'' theft programs -while orders^ to sailors in ,the houses'' them to rejoin their ships. Wives, mothers and., the submarine crew, i whom come from L, land, hoped the ; ,vessels pairing a mechanical" d4 woiild emerge,, unscatchedvyLv strain began to ..show on thentf hours went'by. * V"i|i One official at headqUar commander-in-chief. >at| Vj| said the M-2 was.,ei exercises,Tvhen she* _ sea was calm, but there"/1 v The M-2 is quarters in London port long ago. ,, ^IPML,, White admirallty officials "i sa reason to abandon" hope? t would be idle to' suggest ,,t not grounds for the gravest ; misgiy-J? " 1 Held as Suspect In Bank Robbery Robert Trollinger Wanted at Springdale, Arrested in Oklahoma FAYETTEVILLE-Sought for more than three months as a suspect in the robbery last October 7 of the Springdale First National bank, Robert Trollinger, aged about 24, was arrested at daybreak Tuesday near Hugo, Okla., and is being held in the Washington county jail here. Sheriff Henry Walk- , T ,-, T , „„ er brought Trollinger here about 4 j submarines, went out to '>" wawcR p. m, Tuesday. No charges have been " ~ The latest navy list gave Lieu Commander J. D. de M, Leaih commander of ; the M-2, whose, f hon port is Portsmouth. '"^tis An official at headquarters, of 1 , y naval commander-in-chief ' mouth, whose command also Portland, said the M-2 was exercising! alone at Portland. ' y^;! "The last message we received from ^-f her was at 10:01 a. m," he said, "and> signified that she was about to commence exercises. These would involve diving, but nothing out of the routine of exercises. Flotilla Begins Search "When she did not return at proper time, the destroyers Salmon? Thruster, torrid and Rowena, and, filed, but officers say he will be arraigned soon. Trollhiger denies part n the robbery. Late Monday Sheriff Walker, Deputy Bob Day and others from here received word that Trollinger had been seen. Joined along the way by Sherff Jim Sanders of Tahlequah, Okla., sheriff George Cheek of Sallisaw and Sheriff Cannon of Muskogee, they continued the chase all night until Trollinger was cornered in a house near Hugo. The fugitive first appeared with a un, but threw the weapon away when saw he was outnumbered, Walker her. They are still out. "The sea is quite calm, 'but there is. a certain amount of fog, "A submarine of the M-2 type could remain under water for 48 hours. She- " is equipped with the latest lifesavmg devices." aid. Officers found he house. $202 hidden in Slayer of Wife Refuses to Eat Guy Reynplds, in Hot JQuitman Merchant Injured Severely Frank Hicks in Truck Which Plunges Down 40-Foot Embankment HEBER SPRINQS._ Frank Hicks, aged 45, merchant of Quitman, sustained mjuries about 5 p. m. Tuesday which doctw-s, fear may prove fatal. He was driving a truck along the new highway about two miles south of Heber Springs and apparently lost control, of the vehicle. The truck plunged over tb$ embankment and landed on y» oJ4 read 40 feet below. He was brought to a doctor's office here. It was, said. fcj had a fractured skull and, many hpdy bruises and cuts. He still was unconscious late Tuesday night, ^^ L WUl Hicks hi? brother woo was in trHsfc with Jjjm was not injured Earle Decker Trial Starts Wednesday Held for Slaying Pocahontas Night Marshal— Others Implicated POCAHONTAS.-W-With sheriff's aft ^ r , h i! «»«««»W|n»H deputies stationed in the crowded ? or f* 1 .'W l Y ?** court room to prevent a demonstration, Earle Decker went on trial for the murder of Night Marshal Manley Jackson. Two others also charged with the murder are former Chief of Police John Slay ton and Lige Dame, confessed bootlegger, will be tried later. Nine jurors were seltced at noon. Bulletins PHQENJX-(fl>)_B,ev. H. J. Mc- kinwell, fajttwsr of Winnie Ruth Judd, testified to insanity in his family Wednesday to save his daughter from the gallows. H.n HUUard, former county purchaaug agent testifted Wednesday in the M»» of W. P. Sjtepk, suspended county jtutye, tint be protested wwcb»se« trow Uw wefeer MwlM*. but te ludfj, feafst^ tbuj UK-J Springs Jail, Also clines to Drink Water HOT SPRINGS.— Guy Reynolds, con. fessed wife slayer who Monday surprised court officials by declaring the spirit of his dead wife was haunting him, has gone on a hunger strike, it became known Tuesday night. Since Monday morning Reynolds has not tasted food or water, jail-officials said. Circuit Judge Earl Witt, who appointed three physicians to make an examination of Reynolds, and who endeavored to examine him immediately after his demonstration in court, re- were unable to go thoroughly into Reynolds' case because of the man's conduct. When Reynolds was not announcing his wife was haunting him, he kept rolling his head from side to side and then lay as if in a stupor. The physicians reported to Judge Witt that they had administered an opiate to Reynolds and would make another attempt to determine whether the man has gone insane or if he is feigning insanity. Reynolds first manifested unusual symptoms Saturday when he startled other prisoners in the same cell by yelling to them not to admit the woman he confessed he killed, declaring she was trying to get into his cell. Safe Flying WASHINGTON.--*. 1 though 26,000 hours were spent tpfaing pilots in the U. S. Naval Reserve durius not a fatality was r«gjfl|$red cty carried oo at $ hfrsftf ^yymg {&$ yttutt 4

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