•IT* '* 82 , JANUARY HANGHAI 11* 4 •* !?*•£«<'' J Is I tftj U.S. Asiatic Fleet Ordered to Protect Lives of Americans Navy Ready in Case an Emergency Arises Admiral Reports SHIPS ARlTpREPARED No Orders Issued for Departure of Ships to Shanghai Area WASHINGTON.-0<P)-On the heels of a vigorous protest by the United States and Great Britain against the Japanese occupation of Shanghai, the nav'y Saturday ordered its Asiatic fleet t ostand by, ready to protect American lives in China.' %C_Ur fleet, Admiral William V. Pratt, said,.l|pl»be ready to evacuate our nationals or protect them if a crisis arises where mob rule prevails. Our forces will go in and take whatever steps are necessary to protect our people. He pointed out that there arc a large number of wome and children In China. He said ships of battle force will leave San Diego Monday for their maneuvers off Hawaii as scheduled, but will not go beyond those islands at present. Eight destroyers are being prepared to leavj*»Manila'at a moments notice ' but rid specific orders have been issued for their departure. The American government received from Japan Saturday further assurance that It "will scrupulously respect the Integrity of the international settlement at-Shanghai." Here's Shanghai, "Powder Keg of World/* in Jaj Ivance HONGKONO- SHANCtHAI BANK HOUSE t * ASIATIC [I'KTKOLBtrM'CO.'l YOKOHAMA SPEOljBBANKl GERMAN JSHANG1IAI CLUB I JAPANESE \u.<s. CONSULATE! Campaign Against Truancy Launched CK^ef Stuart Appointed Truant Officer on Motion of Kiwanis Club Chief of Police Claude Stuart has consented to serve as truancy officer, at the request of the police commission of the city council, and Miss Beryl Henry, and the Hope Kiwanis club, Ira Halliburton told that civic or^ gnnization at its meeting Friday night lit the Capital Hotel. Mr, Halliburton had been appointed by the Kiwanis Club to obtain a truancy .officer in an organized attempt to find out why several boys of school ago were to bo found loafing during school hours in the business district. Mr. Halliburton has asked Hope citizens to report any indications of truancy to Police Chief Stuart, or any of nis staff. They have agreed to investigate each case. ChlcfuStuurt und his assistants have been acting in this capacity on their own initiative for some time. But with the aid of the citizenship, and with u duly appointed truant officer, it is expected that many evils will be corrected, said Mr. Halliburton. John Fitzsimmons, guest of C. F. Erwin at the club meeting, paid tribute to the value of cive club work. He declncd to make u spcach, however, sayng he would ' go to congress" f he were u tulker. He enter- tancil the club with his poignant humor, however, in a delightful manner. C. W, Weltmun asked the club to make a greater effort to visit other Kiwanis clubs In this section. "This is suggested by the International committee on inter-club relations. Still water becomes slagnat," he said, ''and some of the moat, pleasant and profitable meetings of the local club were when it attended the Hot Springs and Texarkana clubs in action." He asked members who missed a meeting to make up their attendance at Texarkana on the following Wednesday. The club is making plans to visit these two clubs again in the near future. Fifteen key farmers, from various .sections of the trade territory are being invjted to next Friday's meeting of the club at the Capital Hotel in ( pursuance of a "live at home program" for farmers this year. It was pointed out that counties which have a qounly agent and a home demonstration agent, all have very active movements now under way to encourage their farmers to provide as much of their own living on the farm at; is possible this year, in order that they might not be 'greatly affected by the price of cash crops, especially a it cotton does not improve. Since Hempstead county has neither of the ' iafm agents, the Kiwanis club hopes to be of some assistance in this direction, through this meeting. q,eprge Ww#, ut charge o f the IbcaJ experl- mtttt st&tan, is to be asked to speak. Tfef PfftgWUS '» taiox arranged by D/. 4- -i-s^Sh.?'!!'--, •c* . isf W- • ' Hf t.^. S- Robison, Spragins Speak at Bodcaw Hope Men Appear as Guests on School Program Thursday George W. Robison ond C. C. SpniB- ins, of Horic, spoke Thursday night ill a Nevedn county community meeting held in the big new school building ;it Bodcaw. Mr. Robiscm hud been invited to discuss "New Methods of Merchandising," and Mr. Spragins "Banking." The .speiikcrs paid tribute to the | Bcdcuw community, recalling that it had been a school and community center for two generations, Mr. Robi- sori told the audience that when he was a boy in school at Hope, Bodcaw had a famous academy—predecessor of the present public school—where the calibre of instruction was so excellent that many students from Hope and other communities left their own towns in order to attend it. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS: HEG.U S. PAT. OFF. Pictures: Top—The Foreign Settlement in China where anything may happen. This picture shows Shanghai's waterfront, with the principal buildings indicated. MIDDLE: On the scene in trouble-torn Shanghai,' China, Uniled States Marines are pictured above under arms as they prepared to land in the city from a cruiser in more peaceful times. BOTTOM: This picture shows' how the United States forces utilize sand-bag fortfication for the proteclion of the international settlement in Shanghai. ll'» t«j|gb sledding for Uw ra* su» jylw's conJsuteg im In co**t Father and Son Sentenced to Die Negroes, in Court at Cam* den Convict^ of Planter's Murder CAMDEN—A jury in CircuV Court Friday afternoon returned a verdict ,of guilty of first degree murder for Lewis Blake, aged 50, and Elbert Blake, 19. negroes, charged with the slaying uf Brad Polk, 60, Stephens farmer Christinas Day. This verdict carries the death penalty. The jury required one hour and 40 minutes to reach a decision. Over 400 person;: were in the courtroom when the jury returned its verdict. The noeroes, father and son. pleaded self doli-IIM.'. saying Polk started an argument ut their home and shot at them One slioi struck Polk over the eye. Both uegioes testified that it was a buUet from the son's^ gun that killed "lake. The negroes surrendered after the shooting. The execution date fgr the negroes was set for April 1 by Judge L. S. Brill. Mercy Slayer Is Declared Insane Ohio Stonecutter Administers Chloroform to His Suffering Child MILLSBORO, Ohio.— (/P) —J a m e s Stenhouse, a stonecutter and confessed mercy slayer of his small son, was declared insane Saturday and ordered committed to the state hospital for nervous diseases until cured. The grand jury failed to indict him for administering a fatal dose of chloroform ot the child who was suffering from an incurable brain infection. Youth Killed as Tries to Board Alabama Train BAY MINETTE, Ala.—(#>)—Marvhi Davis. 16 of Bay Minette, was killed here Thursday nigh), by a Louisville and Nashville train. It was reported the youth was attempting to catch the train in front of the depot when the accident occurred. Danger Zone in Newark of China Sharilfhai Is Fifth Largest Naval Port in the World. f Largest in Asia "V i ^ y NEA Service) powder keg," is the commercial and financial capital of China's 400,006,000 people, and a city of vast rthipdrtdrtce in world trade as Well as 'in China's economic affairs. |ts strategic * position at the bssin^bf the YangtzeDriv- er makes: it pracjfcally the; only outlet for foreign-,}£ade: for-180,000,000 people. Jff,_.•'' -,5°-;-"? ; . As a place «£ contrast, it is perhaps without &_>-.,equal?in the wirld. Its population' of 3,000,000 is a strange mivture of western ' enterprise and Oriental squalor. It is the fifth largest port in the world, the largest in Asia, and the major ling" between China's teeming millions and the western world. More than 60 per cent of all Chinese cotton mills are situated there. Workers employed by these mills number more than 125,000. Silk cloth, shipbuilding, iron and steel, cigarettes, and many other pro^ ducts are turned out in vast quantities by Shanghai's manufacturing plants. Called a western city in China, Shanghai nevertheles numbers less than 40,000 foreign inhabitants among its three millions, and nearly half of these arc. Japanese, British subjects in the International Settlement number more than 75000 and Americans are estimated at 1800. Population of the International Settlement and the French concessions, which are' governed separately, is approximately 1,500,000 and most of the city's industries are' there. Bluebird To Make Last Run Sunday Motor Train on L. & A. Will Be Discontinued Monday "The Bluebird," motor train operating on the L & A. between Hope and Shreveport, will make its last run Sunday. It will be discontinued Monday, and its place taken by a mixed train, A B. Patten, F .A. Key, Jr., traffic manager of the L. & A., Shreyeport, announced Saturday. The Bluebird made one roundtrip daily between Hope and Shreveport, arriving here at 11:40 a. m., and departing at 2:45, including Sundays. The new mixed train will also make a roundtrip daily except on Sunday, but with a radical change in schedule hours. The mixed train will leave Hope at 11:55 a. m. southbound, while the northbound train from Shreveport will arrive in Hope at 2:15 p. m. Declining passenger patronage had caused reports of cancellation of the Bluebird schedule for more than a year. Chaml>er Elects Joe L Floy dNfiy LocallSecretliry Ritchie Grocer Co. Auditor Accepts Community Post Saturday ' TQ ASSUMJTDUTIES Will Take Ov* the (Chamber Office Before February 15 J6e R. Floyd has been elected secretary-manager of Hope Chamber of Commerce and will take charge of the office in the city hall Within the next two weeks, the organization announced Saturday. i ' Mr. Floyd was elected at a meeting of .the board of directors last Tuesday night, and announced his acceptance Saturday. He is closing up his work with Ritchie Grocer company arid will*be launched in the new-position before February 15. Mr. Floyd has been auditor and assistant credit manager for the Hope house of the Ritchie company for the last six years. He has been a resident of Hope "for eleven yjsa'rs, serving the first five with the Plunkett-Jarrell company. He was born and raised in Pike county, coming to Hope from the farm. Mr.-Floyd owns his home here, is a member of the City School 'Board, a member 6f the Kiwanis club,'and well known to the -entire city .and .county. Mr. Floyd brings to the Chamber of Commerce a successful ' business record, the expectation of reorganizing the chamber and increasing its'mem- bership and influence. His election was.declared last Tuesday, at a meeting of the following directors: Ralph Routon, Frank Ward, L. Carter Johnson, Alex. H t Washburn, Jim Henry, George W. Robison, MC>^^Sp»^^B>-j:i3*ustln Cornelius arid.George W, Ware, The thanksof the directors were also 'expressed to W.' Homer Pigg, past secretary-manager who volunteered to keep the chamber offices open until a successor had been : chosen following his,'resignation .'in December. .Mr. Pigg is to enter another local business. Ho had been secretary for the last six years. . . i- • '''• • i • . License Penalties In Effect Tuesday Only Two Days Left for Obtaining State Automobile Tags LITTLE ROCK.—With only two days remaining in which 1932 automobile license tags may be obtained without penalty,' only a small percentage of the automobile owners have bought tags, it was said by Highway Department officials Friday Governor Parnell repeated that no additional' time will be allowed for obtaining tags because of the urgent necessity of raising funds to meet Buljeilns IfELSINGFORS, 9U**^M~ The legislature Saturday improved the Mew UfltlOf control bill Introduced by the government «• result of die recent referendum on prohibition, the vote was J2D to 45. It needs only the president'* signature for effect. . POCAHONf AS.-(;p)-One Juror was needed at noon Saturday id' fill the box tot the trial of John Slayton, former police chief, Aft an accessory charge In the mufdre of Night Marshal Manley Jackson. A jury in the trial of Earl Decker, Charged also with complicity Is still deadlocked. They received the case Thursday afternoon. KANSAS CWV, Mo.-(/PHSuh' zero temperatures penetrated southward'to northern Missouri flnd Kansas, Kansas City repotted four degrees above zero. Little Rock, 24. School Case May Lead to Law Suit Uncle of Hazen Teacher Demands Her Reinstatement; Meetings Held HAZEN—Meetings between a committee of school patrons and members of .the Hazen School Board were held Friday afternoon, and Friday night m an effort t o'adjust the dispute which atose after the dismissal of Miss Loraine Whitehurst as a teacher, and appointment of Mrs. Ben' D. Rowland, wife of the superintendent of Hazen schools ,ot succeed'her. Dorsey McRae, former sheriff of Hempstead county and uncle' of Miss Whitehurst, accompanied by Miss Whitehurst's mother,' Mrs. A. C. Whitehujst, were here Friday'jknd Mr. afternoon,' afto, wWen^Mi'«v i yhite'- hurst returned to Hope,with them. Mr. McRae threatened 'to • press charges against the school district and said he would sue the School Board for defamation of Miss" Whitehurst's character unless she was reinstated as a teacher. He said Miss Whitehurst's salary, which she was to receive under a one-year contract, was. a minor matter. ' •:' - : , . " - • Five members of the School Board, Mr. McRae and the Patrons Committee, with M. L. Page as chairman, met at 1:30 Friday afternoon. Mr. McRae demanded to know the charges against Miss Whitehurst, but members, of the board said they were locked up in the safe of J. S. Holtzendorff; president pf the board, who was called out of town this' morning. ' ''•-.,. No action was taken on the transcript of the patrons' meeting held Friday night. Mr. Holtzendorff returned to Hazen and a second meeting of the board and the committee was held. Members of the committee said that the charges against Miss Whitehurst were that she was unable to maintain order in her room and that she had failed to keep up with the schedule of studies outlined for her. Miss Whitehurst had not learned of the charges when she left for Hope late in the afternoon. Hghway Department obligations. The governor extended the time from January 10 through February 1. Applications may be obtained from county collectors throughout the state until the close of business Monday without incurring the statutory penal- | ty of J3 fo reach 10 days or fraction I thereof that a car is operated without j a 1932 license tag. ! \x/>ii u j| c* 1 • rvl Highway Department officials have j Will Handle Sinclair UU Goad Brothers to Open New Station Sweet Potatoes Being Shipped From Atlanta ATLANTA. Texas.—Sweet potatoes ure moving out of the Atlanta territory. Two cars have been shipped , ... _____ within the last few days with others her husband would not know she had in prosaect. Approximately 40,000 been out wijt^ Kojjtwj. bushels are sotred in the vicinity of The Harpers formerly lived at Wes- Atlante, .'on, Miss. announced that highway patrolmen will stop all motorists found operating automobiles on state highways after Monday without 1932 license plates. Windshield stickers have been prepared for visiting motorists who will be permitted to operate for a reasonable time cars bearing 1932 tags issued by another state. The maximum time a visiting car can be operated without an Arkansas tag is 90 days and this will be permitted only in the case of bona fide visitors who are not using their cars for any form of business. Persons coming to this state from ojher states to work, or with the intention of making their home here, will be required to procure Arkansas license tags immediately. i.o i m Auto Ride Related in Carolina Murder Case GREENSBORO, N. C.—(#>)—Efforts he said Mrs. Catherine Harper made to keep her husband from knowing she had been on an automobile ride with Charles 0. Hoi ton at night were related Friday by J. T. Hendon, Jr., a witness in the trial of her and her husband, Terry H. Harper, for the slaying of Holton, who was shot at their home last December 23. Hendon said Mis. Harper and Hol- toa were riding one night last fall i» Helton's automobile and it was wrecked. Mrs. Harper, he said, paid $90 damages in order to "hush it up" and Gas at Third and Walnut Hope is to have a new and complete auto service station, according to R. M. and L. M. Goad, brothers, who have leased the former filling station location at the corner of Third and Walnut from John Barlow. This property has been vacant for the past year. The station is now being remodeled an darran^ed to give motorists complete service. R. M. Goad is formerly of Jdabel, Okla., where he was connected with the Consolidated Dry Goods Stores. L. M. Goad has been with the Lion Oil company, of Little Rock, for the last several years. Both brothers have signed a long time lease on.the Barlow property, and intend to make their station one of the finest in Hope, they say. Through Sidney R.,Stanford, local agent, they have arranged to handle the complete line of Sinclair gasoline and oil products. .The Goad brothers are now making arrangements for a nationally known'Une of tires and batteries. "Rvey will have a complete line of auto accessories. The station will be fully equipped with rest room, wash and grease rack, and every facility for auto service. CONCORD, JSf. H.-(*)-Leroy W. Trueblood, gT-year-old convict who hid sue.ces8|ujjy fpr 48 hows in the chair factory of the New Hampshine stae prison came out of bis hiding place Wednesday night because he said he heard, » threat to use tear gas. Declaral Atait InNankimi City Clouded Wi From Fires St ManyS« M1SS10NAR11 Message to H« of Church at 1 , Tenn.yRf ' - ". -r I ! SHANGHAI v wildest disorder, night awaited with" _ sion the confirmati6rj}bfe$ Nanking tthat/ithe rfr'*' J ment had decided to, JapaiC ' $ Though the northern i_international settlement; r fsu, cd with smoke, Which SW&M the ruins of Chlpei *6®ri*^ anese marines, plain^clfi servists and rowdy * el the settlement in an <! ness. ' i- u. i Every man carried^a"*! hand as they'swarmed streets on foot an'din dashing through the-'w searching id every co Japanese marines- with sidecars swept,,>the' machine glut fire'^and'.^ anese civilians were 1 arrht and baseball bats, 1 / . By then- own 'stati _ anese were* looking ;Jfoi other Chinese who actioi tionable, but it was v not J What standards they tions. r All shops were eld of Chinese -were hud ed up fronts. ~ ^ Missionaries, i ceived information bj; (__„. that ,811 missionaries' in Sh'i safe.' ' . f ,-f This message was from Bis Kern stated "That'the jHti. v . grave but all the missionaries^^ safe. 1 ' State In Murder 1 Victim's Letter Offered Alleged Sweetheart Slayer r . $30,000 to Leave MOBILE, Ala.—(;P)—Jurors trying Mrs. Willie Mae Clausen, bru...e,.|( Jr., Momile-attorney, Friday'^} * Jr., Mobile atteroney, Friday,'1., testimony alleging Hale offered.! $30,000 to leave Mobile. The jury was ordered courtroom as state and defense $ neys argued over admission of a ter addressed tor "Dear Bill," and s'gtw" ed "Love, F." It is alleged to havs* been written the day before Mrs/ Clausen is accused of entering Bale's law office and murdering him as Ihc climax of a long love affair. -Juds-o Goldsby permitted introduction M the; letter. In the document Hale declared h? was tired and "needed a rest." He Sftl4v that since the woman had returned^ from a visit elsewhere she had lost five pounds and expressed belief that she would be better off if she left Mobile "for good." In the letter he offered her $30,000 to settle any claim she might have on him, despite thn fact she "was broke, sick" and had to leave for a rest. Leslie Johnson, negro servant for Hale, swore that Mrs. Clausen on Saturday before Hale was murdered, threatened to ill hale unless he gave her an automobile. ' J. W. Conway, telegraph company manager at Atmore, the home towi) of Mrs. Clausen, testified that Mr". Clausen sent Hale a message from Atmore the morning of the shooting and demanded $35. She called the man a "dirty cur," Conway tsetified anf^ said: "If I don't get the nioney yo,\ can raed what happens in newspapers." Conway also testified M Clausen offered to show him a letter from Hale in regard to his offer to give her $30.000. Laneburg Juniors Will Present Play LANEBURG. Ark.—Members of the junior class of Laneburg Cpntnu school will present "U Can't Be Dune," a comedy in three acts, at the Genual High school auditorium February 5. The cast includes Margaret Ervyia, Faye Andrews, Virginia Green. Marguerite Canfield, George Glass, Coy Fore, Weston Greene, Lambert Arm.- slrong. Special features of the play will be Miss Faye Andrews and George Gfctss singing "He's a Small Town, Sport," and Weston Green in "I'ai the $id That Built the Pyramid" The play is directed by Miss Ara Stokes, junior class spousor. jw , ,!
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