Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 2, 1932 · Page 1
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VOLUME 38—NUMBER 84 PROPOSALS Red River Breaks Through Levee in Louisiana Tuesday Monroe Citizens Fighting as Ouachita Continues to Rise KING VmTS AREA Conditions In Flooded Districts Described as Near Catastrophe ' MONROE, La,— (yp)-Whlle Monroe Is fighting a record breaking flood on the Ouachita river, word was received from Alexandria .that 50 to 100 feet of Red river leveo had given away Tuesday on the north bank of the. river In Avoyelles parish. The crevess is below Alexandria and is expected to relieve the pressure on the. dikes there. The break is reported to bo 45 miles down the river, from. Alevandria. -All residonte in the path of the water have been forewarned. Kin? Visits Area MONROE, La. -.(£>) — Describing flood conditions In north Louisiana as approaching, a catastrophe, .Governor Alvin O. King and Raymond H. Fleming, adjutant general, late Monday promised to see that tho situation Is placed beforrfjtne^lederal'government. „*. Traveling ffi boats tnrtrtlgri the area Of Cplfax, small stricken town on the Red river tii Grant parish above Alexandria, the official party spent the entire day on Inspection and will visit Monica, seat of the unprecedented Ouachita river flood. :' the state officials told J. flt* A -. , /v l s,> sjfA, XiK , FEBJttJAKY 2,1082 (AP)—M*«h« AMotUrtd Pf (NBA)—MuA* N«*ip«j>« Mr. A Groundhog Quits in Disgust! .. chapter of the "Reel "Crbs"that "at least 100 tents were needed immediately to camped house 250 families who are on high ground at ColfaX; Both the Ouachita and the Red river below Shreveport, are In new record stages from continued heavy rains. The Black river is backing flood waters over wide acreages in Catahoula and lower Concordla parishes, surrounding Jonesville. The Atchafalaya U flooded in the sugar bowl country of south Louisiana and the Mississippi river is nearly two feet above flood stage at Arkansas City and Vicksburg and just in flood stage at Baton Rouge. The Tennessee river at Chattanooga is rising slowly, threatening to reach flood sta,ge of 33 feet, inconveniencing lowland residents. Small streams were lowering today in east Kentucky and the Tallahatchie river flood in Mississippi was drifting down into Sharkey and Issakuena counties from the Yazoo innundation in Humphries and Yazoo counties. Monroe Hit Hunlost Monroe was the hardest hit city in the flood sections, but clear weather was aiding u flight along 20 miles of levees on the Ouachita and prospects for holding the levees brightened. Five thousand men were thrown into the battle against the Ouachita riv- ei and practically all labor in Monroe wa; sent behind the dikes to con- tinc the fight. High schools closed in Monroe and students went in to battle the high water. Many business houses suspended temporarily. Tcnsas parish officials announced, that the levees at Monroe and West Monroe appeared to be able to stand the- strain, but if there were further rains the situation would become s.e- rious. The United States steamboat Bergeland left for Buckhorn Bend, a .few miles below Monroe, with 50 workers and 50,000 sandbags to mend crevasses of last week which are flooding a large part of Ouachita parish. The river at Monroe was nearly 10 feet above flood stage with an inch or two more of water predicted. At Alexandria, the Red River was nearly a foot higher than the 1927 high mark of 42,35 feet and was predicted to reach 44 to 44.5 feet in the next few days. Flood stage at Alexandria is 3' feet. A thousand men were employed on the levees in the Alexandria area. Red river above Colfax was reported at a standstill!. The town was protected from inundation of recent crevasses by the embankment of the Louisiana and Arkansas railroad, Womanless Tea to Be Held Ne*t Tuesday The womanless tea which was 'to have been held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey McRae, East Third street, Tuesday night, has been postponed until Tuesday, January 9, on account of the death of H. Clyde Hill, sponsors of the tea announced Tuesday noon. J. Augustus Groundhog, weather prophet for these many years Tuesday .quit his job in disgust, though this is the day he is supposed to do his stuff. '.Tm ( through," said J. Augustus. "What's th,e use of trying to make predictions ;in a year like this when the .woa'th.^' has gone completely hay- 1 '' i ,, : N s'unny Calif ornia, it's 'got me buffaloed. "Anyway, this Groundhog Day stuff is all a lotta bunk. If I peeked out of a hole in New York to look for my shadow this year, I'd probably run the risk of getting my hose sunburned; in California, I'd probably get it frost-bilten. And that would never do." • Had J. AUgusus been on the jot* Tuesday and ventured forth, from his .,. have found ItT^ thr day-'Vvas cloudy, and thus he would have predicted "the end of winter. Hope High School to Play WUIuville On Wednesday The Hope High school basketball team will go to Willisville Wednesday afternoon where they have two games scheduled. The afternoon game will take place at 3:30 and the night 91 7:80. Parents Urged to Enroll Children Final Date for Beginners February 15 According to Miss Henry The new term of the Hope public schools began Monday, February 1, according to an announce ment by Miss Beryl Henry, superintendent. Parents who have children six years of age now, or who will become six years of age within the first six weeks of this term, or on or before March 14, ill enroll them within tho first two weeks of this term. This will make the date for enrolling children of six years of age, or v/ho are enrolling for the first time in school, expire on February 15. This is done to romove any dU-id- vantago that the children may have because of a Inte start with the classes. According to the state laws, all children who have not been vaccinated will have to have this work done bs- forc they will be permitted to enroll. Group Conference to Be Held Wednesday At the Presbyterian church on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 there will be a group conference of the churches of Southern Arkansas in the interest of the Every Member canvass. The canvass in the interest of the Benevolent work of the church will be made March 20. There will be a number of representatives from a number of churches in this part of the state. Dr. W. Moore Scott of Little Rock, and Dr. J. F. Lawson of Newport, will have charge of the program. All members of the Presbyterian congregation are urged to attend this meeting. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS : . BEG. U. 6. PAT. OFF. Now's (he time l« shop, louk loosen. Dr. Cyr Files Suit To Oust Governor Conspiracy Is Charged Agains Senator Long and King in Action LAKE CHARLES, La.—(^-Charging conspiracy between Huey P. Long and Alvin O. King to seize the governor's office, Dr. Paul N. Cyr Monday requested the District Court at Lake Charles to remove King from the governorship and turn the office over to Cyr. Dr. Cyr, reviewed the history of the case, elating buck to last fall when he attempted as lieutenant governor to remove Long from the .governor's office on the grounds that Long was a United States senator. When the suit was filed, King was on an inspection tour of the flooded area and Long was on a train between here and Washington. Dr. Cyr was represented in Lake Charles by an attorney and remained tit his headquarters in the Louisiana hotel in Baton Rouge. In a statement Cyr denied that he was ejected from the Heidlcberg hotel for failure to pay his .hotel bill as indicated by Senator Long. Roy Heidelberg, manager of the Hotel, in a letter to Dr. Cyr said he ask- td Cyr to leave the hotel because he did not want his hotel to be designated as "the present seat of .government" after he had congratulated King on becoming governor. Dr. Cyr referred to Senator Long in a statement Monday night as a "moonshine doctor," and "blasphemer of the Holy Bible," and closed: "May 1 add that should Huey Long have anything further to say about me, I invite him to do so in such close proximity that I may have the opportunity of placing my five fingers on that blossoming nose of his." Missing Airplanes Subject of Search in Many Sections Thirteen or More Occupants Feared Dead in Separated Sections > MAIL PLANE MISSIN^ Grave Concern Expressed for Those Lost by Air < < Officials (By Associated Press) Off the Florida coast and in widely separated sections of the country, searchers went forward Tuesday, for missing airplanes. ' .' Fear was expressed that thirteen/or more of their occupants were dead, A pontoon equipped craft of jHie Bimini Airways, disappeared en ro'ftte from Miami to Bimini, Bahama Islaritls carrying a pilot and four passengers. Observers said tfiat the waves so high that the ship could not flijat if it were forced down. t : Hampered by snow and cold cloufdb, a search was concentrated near Qslib- blestone Mountain, California for 'She Century Pacific Liner, missing si&ce Friday, with eight persons. -£ Army Reserve Officer, Lieutenants Edward Hoffman and William Cocke, Junior, disappeared with an observation plane en' route from Glendale, California, to San Francisco. Francis Rust, mail pilot was lost en route from Kalamazoo to Chicago. Mrs. Caraway Again Takes Seriate Oath ' WASHlNOTON-W-Mrs. Hattie W. Caraway celebrated her birthday Monday by. taking the oath as the first "duly, elected" woman senator. Widow of thb latfe Senator 'from Arkansas, Mrs. Caraway dressed In black, was escorted' to the dais by Senator Robinson, minority leader, and was sworn by Senatbr Moses, .president pro tempore. She had been sworn once previously, but that was 'after she had been appointed by the governor of her state. She was elected" January 12 to fill.out the une'xplfed term of her hUsband which ends March 4. '193^. U. S. Excels Japan In Air And , On S<&> But Army Is Smaller County Judges to Florence Houston Dies aUge of 83 Funeral to Be Held 2:30 Wednesday at Water Creek Church Mrs. Florence Houston. S.'J, one of the pioneers of Hempstead county, died at her home in the Water Creek community Monday afternoon. She was the widow of the alte Taylor Houston. \vh'o was a nephew of Sam Houston, of Texas history. Born in Mississippi she moved to Arkansas :i .\oiiny girl, and had lived in mi-Mead county for more than GU year.,. Tin- funeral service will be held at 2::;0 i'i:li w-k Wednesday afternoon from the Water Creek church. Mrs. Houston is survived by three sons an dthree daughters, Lawson, of Kansas City; Pat, of Pine Bluff; Olivir. i.f Water Creek; and Mrs. Mattie Eason. Hope, a«4 ftlrs. Maggie Franks d Mrs. Emma JjUehejis, o f Water Creek. I V v , , N Ruthven of Baxter Criticizes Highway Department Proposal MOUNTAIN HOME.-County Judge Ruthven of Baxter county, who is secretary of the Arkansas County Judges Association, strongly objects to the plan of the state Highway Commission to take the one-cent turnback from the gasoline tax from the counties. Judge Ruthven criticized the resolution adopted by the state Highway Commisson Firiday, which asks the governor to call a special session of the legislature, to pass legislation which would deprive the counties of Inis revenue. "It seems to me that the state Highway Commission has made a blunder," he,said. "They.propose to take the one cent tax which goes to the counties and apply it on the bonded indebtedness of special districts in the various counties, so these bonds will not fall back on the taxpayers of the counties. . ' "The presumption that these bonds will fall back on the counties is ridiculous. Regardless of present road contracts, or new construction, the people will not tolerate having the bonds come back on them. "The bonded counties have been charged with this indebtdeness and the amount of the bonds in each county has been withheld from their apportionment of highway funds. Un- bonded counties have been given cash, in new construction to offset these debts in the bonded counties. "Now if these bonds, which have been assumed by the Highway Department for the bonded counties are not paid, it is no fault of the taxpayers in those counties, and this issue is too dangerous even to anticipate. I have no criticism of anyone, but if an error has been made in financial reckoning, some one is at fault and it is not the taxpayers in the bonded counties. They never will be compelled to again assume that burden. "The Highway Commission proposes to refund some of the bonds. There may be virtue in the refunding proposition. The object no doubt, is new construction. This is a question for the people to settle thrugh their representatives in the legislature, and I have no doubt that the representatives will be fully advised as to the wishes of their constituents, in event of a special session. It resolves itself into the much debated question of whether more road bonds shall be sold, and this will be the reeal issue. The county judges refused to take recognition of this in their' last meeting, feeling that it should be determined by the people. "The reported effort of, the Highway Commission to take the one-cent gas tax now going to the counties will be resisted to the last ditch. The taking of this one-cent tax will be a function of the legislature and I have no fear of it. •The county judges of Arkansas have fought for a stabilized income :-o that county road programs miyht be undertaken with some assurance that funds would be available. This one- cent tax is the first step that has been made in that direction and it will not be surrendered. There is now due the counties $250,000 which never 0% Third Have New Car Licenses 2,000 Autos,Believed Delinquent in Hempstead County With probably less than a third ^f Hempstead county's auto licenses secured when the deadline expired Monday night, 2,000 car owners are facing possible arrest by state authorities. : Sheriff John L. Wilson refused to <assess the ?3 penalty on licenses secured Tuesday, although Governor Ru-nell had granted 1 no further'exten- soin of time. , ' Sheriff Wilson would not say how long the local office intended honoring licenses applications without penalty, but it is understood that regardless of the sheriffs action,' car owners who !ari»e^ftn**lh«^Wt i a i iighways without a 1932 license are subject to arrest by the state patrolmen. Many cars probably will be put up for a time, either until the owners are able to pay for the new license, or until the half-rate goes into effect next July. Chief Deputy Sheriff Clarence Baker, in charge of the sheriffs office in Hope city hall, reported Tuesday afternoon that a total of 850 applications had been handled at this one point, with other licenses being issued at Washington and possibly Blevins. As there are more than 3,000 cars in the county, it appeared unlikely that one-third were covered witlt 1932 licenses up to Tuesday noon. Big Credit Agency ReadyFor Work Dawes, Couch and Jones Commissions Signed by Hoover WASHINGTON.-(#>) -The Reconstruction Finance Corporation was ready Monday night to go to the aid of American business and agriculture with the commissions of its directors formally signed by President Hoover. To meet demands for speed, the Senate waived its rules and sent to the White House two days early the confirmation of Charles G. Dawes as president and Harvey C. Couch, and Jesse Jones as directors. Mr. Hoover promptly signed the commissions and Tuesday they can do business legally after taking oath. The commission already has its $500,000,000 of capital stock from the treasury. The nomination of Wilson McCarthy, of Utah, to be the other director was submitted to the Senate by the president and he will be confirmed by Wednesday, completing the makeup of the gigantic relief organization. Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, the Democratic leader, asked the Senate to waive the rule requiring that confirmed nominations wait three legislative days before going to the Whita House. His request met no objection or discussion. Senate leaders turned to the next problem—legislation for the relief of depositors of closed banks and for liberalization of the Federal Reserve rediscount rules. Senator Glass. Democrat, Virginia, whose banking revision measure is the basis for this contemplated legislation. went before the Senate Monday to warn that some bankers are "propal gandlzing" against the bill. He read a letter from a Virginia banker saying tiiat the Interim Committee of the American Bankers Association was wiring to bankers to have them wire protests to the Senate against the bill. Glass said representatives of this committee had conferred with him last week asking three weeks to study the bill. He added they apparently went from his office to the Western Union. Glass and Senator Walcott. Republican, Connecticut, are now conferring with experts of the treasury and Federal Reserve on the final form of the FIGHTING-PLANES WARSHIPS crONNA<3€) STAT\E9 1,123, &OO JAPAN ABMYCSTANDlf?©-.) UMiTED STATES'' 137,472 ^ JAPAN 23QOOO These sketches show comparative strength of the armies, navies and air forces-of the United States and Japan. The United States has a superior air force and a heavier navy, but the Nipponese; have a much larger standing army. , ' The combined,,: air 'fleets . of the American army and navy total approximately ^2500 planes- and 27,000 men, compared witb/jl5pj[ planes ?^, d 16,000 men in the Japanese air corps. The American navy is decidedly superior on a tonnage'basis chiefly because of its 16 battleships. Japan has only 10. The"3apanese standing army of 230,000 dwarfs the American force of 137,472, but the actual, war'strength, of either nation is problematical, in view of Japan's compulsory military training and the United.States' National Gua^d andi resetye power.' ' U. S. am —Others t> \ t t ^*"t ^J2fc^, SATTLE^g: Fierce Fighting r&&toffif'' , '. +s>l*?'j,&Kt£ ments Tuesdayr detaileS?] signedlb end-KbstiHttes f France.and^taly atfcV likewise 1 . ,~.-,/f" ll ^ 1 ,Far,e&te'rn\l_ under < cbnslderations.- £ violence, no more : war ^ tions,. the • withdrawal ; of. from points ,of ''contaeJ? zones, to- profit. Ihle 1 fail tlemdnt, promptvli menant peace: £ • Vt*f! The AmericarPgovernment' ly ayoiding;'any semi) " threat, reservihg'Ji» t O f _ , complete freedom-to act as tl i dictate.',' ' ' ' " Head To Resign Hazen Mass Meeting Authorizes Committee to Call on Superintendent HAZEN.—At a mass meeting here Monday night to discuss the school sit- aation-resulting from the discharge of Miss Loraine Whitehurst and Employment of Mrs. Ben D. Rowland, wife of the.school superintendent, to succeed her, a commtitee of three was tppoihted with instructions to call on superintendent Rowland and request his resignation. At a mass meeting here last weeki a Committee,was selected to request the school Board to discharge Mr. Rowand. This committee reported that he board ignored the request. A copy of the: School Board's charges against Miss Whitehurst was read at he meeting. Th&,board'charged in- :ompetency and: fnsurbordination, and rave instances. The speakers ridiculed he charges. A letter was read from Dr. J. H. leynolds,. president of Hendrix Col- ege, who asked for information about he charges against Miss Whitehurst. He wrote that Miss Whitehurst is a graduate of Hendrix, where she was ated as an excellent student, and said hat the college authorities are in- erestcd in her welfare. It was reported at the meeting that uperintendent Rowland , told one of he school patrons he would resign if delegation of patrons visited the chool and found anything to which hey might conscientiously object. Miss Whitehurst has returned to her ,ome at Hope. She has announced hat she will sue the School Board for reach of contract. NASHVILLE, Tenn.-{yp)-AUen Court, headquarters of Mission workers ,of the. Methodist Episcopal Church/ South, in Shanghai, has been evacuated by all mislson- aries are safe Methodist headquarters here was advised Tuesday by Bishop Paul Kern. LONDON.— (ff>) —Chancellor of Exchequer, Neville Chamberlain, again was formally proclaimed in the House of ' Commons Tuesday in Great Britain's policy of "General cancellation of reparations and war debts," as soon as possible in order to permanently settle those problems. Clyde Hill Buried Here on Tuesday Funeral Service Held at 3 P. M. From Home on North Pine Funeral services for H. Clyde Hill who died suddenly Monday, were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the family home on North Pin street, with -the Rev. Charles Collins of Hot Springs, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery here. The pallbearers were: David Finley John Barlow, Dorsey McRae, George Brannon, Dr. P. B. Carrigan, R. G McRae, Charles B. Foster and Ross Gillespie. "25 Years Ago" Item Recall^C. S. McCain Young Prescott Banker Then Next*Door Neighbor of Hope—Today He Is Chairman of Board of Chase National of New York, America's. Largest Bank That the days of big opportunity for pose of organizing the Bankers Trust young and ambitious Arkansawyers Company. After some years he was nas not disappeared was indicated in made president of this institution, the ~ ._...... has been paid and upon which every legislation and they hope to get the (Continued on page six) bill before the Senate by the end of | the a small item in the "Twenty-Five Years Ago" column in the Hope Star in Arkansas yesterday. "Chas. S. McCain, cashier of the Bank of Prescott." the item read, "was a business visitor in Hope today." Less than twenty-three years after lhat item was published'. Chas. S. McCain was named chairman of ihe board of directors of the Chase National Bank, the largest bank in the nation, and second in size only to the Bank of England, in London. Hope bankers state that MeCVin came to Prescott to organize tin-bank there, which he served for a year or two as cashier. The Bank of Prescott now has a capital and surplus of $150,000, and deposits of around one and one quarter million dollars. It is considered, along with the Hope banks. a* among the strongest in the state. From Prescott young McCain went to MontlceUo, where he organized another bask,. After a year or two he went to Little Rock for the pur- which is today the second largest bank About five years ago he moved to New York to accept a vice-presidency city. This bank wa<s merged with the Chase National Bank in 1929, readers will recall, making it the largest bank in the United States. When the board of directors of the newly consolidated institution looked over the prospective men to head the bank they found seventy-eight vice-presidents to select from. IFrom this large number, McCain was selected. It was said to be on aetount of his general banking experience; u, view point covering the entire panorama of the banking business, rather than one single department of backing. Each of t ; ie other vice presidents had unusual experience in but one or two narrow fields of banking operation. . Cijise National Bank still has (Continued on page six) • AVfieree ,1 ^ ... fj be,' the most severe : , since the Japanese inv hai, began'Tuesday : terrific shelling of the 1 sector by v Japanese arti , guns 'of the warships oti' river and air bombers -areS to have^oined. Fifteen 'tho.usand Chinese'^ the Shanghai area staunchly-;i the attaolTand retaliated bj§" fire to Hongkew, the* Japane tion of the; international forcing the withdrawal p1 anese and preparations'for of Japanese citizens in ves river were under way. ,> This menace of serious t_ JT . ershadowed.vNanking, where,a detachment 3of Japanese blu landed under- the very t Chinese tropps on the Hsia erfront. '• >. \/* LONDON-r^-The Great," ern Cable Cpmpany Tuesday't announced, censorship had posed on cablegrams from. -i ' i^»q>i' [ ^IIM^ Cotton Acreagl Law Held Invaji| Texas Statute "Essence Tyranny," Asserts Jud ge FRANKLIN, Tex.-(#>)--Cotton; itation by law, attempted as a measure from overproduction in i, sections of the South, 'lost in its encounter with Texas courts Monday,' Judge W. C. Davis of the ?5th di trict state court held the measure be "unconstitutional and vftid",^ As a test of the Texas law, WJ8.., at a special session of the 4J&<| TejHi|' legislature, T. L. Tyson, "••-•-• county attorney, sought an ' to prevent Fred L. Smith, fanner Calvert, from planting to cotton tto- year more than 30 per cent oj jjvgu total acreage he had w last year. , . ^ In refusing to grant that jnjuncjjfgj.' Judge Davis said that enforcement of. ; the la.w would be "tfoe essence djpi tyranny and destructive of Jhf tha fundamental principles of free goy? ' ernment, would violate sacred |fuar* ;••,- antees of pur constitution and W make the bill of rights a, nullity a farce." Tyson said he expected to Long Illness Fatal To Dr. A. H. Autry Funeral Services for tist Minister to Be Wednesday LITTLE ROCK.-The ,Rev. iill Autry, aged 87, one of tb* ng Baptist ministers in Arkansas nore than 40 years, died si his ho 1714 Maryland avejau^i, ^t I 9, Monday, after a loag Ujnp«, IJ A ...n<. L. A >.« iur n ..,Ju lis^aice He was boro M«« I& Texas, spg of a on six)"

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