Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 4, 1932 · Page 1
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ijj^.it *» Mj^lg^ljjjgjjjj Sfe'r-* '.*n*-•"*<*f»< j.'N.t;, .*'.<: ',V:> J?"' |EHF*- a^ ?! ^V- IM*$ »-4¥UMWR 88 HOPE, ARKA! FEBRUARY 4, 1982 JAPAN Ogden Mills Becomes ^i ii 11^ . . • • • • •'"'-' . -.. Mellon Accepts Ambassadorship to London Thursday Served in Cabinet Under Three Presidents Beginning in 1921 MILLS IS QUALIFIED Mellon Succeeds Chas. E. Dawes, Who Resigned Recently WASHINGTON -r(/P)— Appointment of Andrew W. Mellon, ns Arnbnssndor to Great Britain, Thursday was termed as a "Presidential Pardon," by Representative Wright Pntmn, Texas Democrat, sponsor of impeachment proceedings against the Treasury head. WASHINGTON — (ff) — Arthur n. Ballanllnc, assistant secretary of the Treasury will be named lo succeed Ogden Mill!) as Under Secretary. WASHINGTON.-(/P)-Ogdcn Mills, | under secretary of the Treasury, was I named' formally by President Hoover { Thursday as Secretary of the Treasury, succeeding Andrew Mellon, who Wednesday night announced that he had accepted the Ambassadorship to . Great Britain. Mills has served as undresccrctary for several years and has been increasingly active in direction of the nation's fiscal policies. • ' , Mellon Accept WAS fKNGTON.— (fP) — Secretary Mellon of the Treasury Wednesday accepted the ambassadorship to Great " J * Britain. He nim" ferved'' asf: .ntud or tho Treasury unffor three president!. beginning with the Harding administration. ,.-'.-. Mr. Mellon earlier in the day had admitted that the post had been offered him, but he had not made up his mind as to whether he would accept it. President Hoover, in announcing that Mellon Would succeed Charles .G. Dawcs. who resigned to head the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, said: "The critical situation facing all countries in their international relations, the manifold economic and other problems demanding wise solution itf our national interests calls for experience and judgment of the highest order. The importance to our country of the sound determination of these world wide difficulties needs no emphasis. "1 have decided therefore to call upon one of our wisest and mos experienced public servants ot accept a position which will enable him after many' years of distinguished public service at home to render equal serv- of Treasury Refuge for Americans *- V Kiwanians Invite 18 Farmers Here For Friday Nig^f 'Live^at-Home"' Progr Observed Through* State this Week While Chinese defenders of the city of Nanking, former capital Of the Nationalist Govrenmerit of China, prepared for a* second Japanese attack, American residents considered! taking refuge in the V, S. Consulate, pictured here. Tho city was occupied by 30,000 Chinese troops. ice to his country in the foreign fields. _or Thursday. W. B. Graves Dies Wednesday Night Employe of Ivory Handle Company to. Be Buried at Paragould W. B. Graves, aged 42, died at the family home in this city Wednesday night. ' Mr. Graves came to Hope from Paragould and for the. past ten years' has *ith && Ivory Handle Company. ' i He is survived by his widow and one son, Hilburn Graves, who is president of the senior class of the Hope high school, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Graves of Paragould, a brother, Raymond, of. Paragould, and three sisters, Mrs. Edwin Way and Miss May Graves of Paragould and Mrs. Nora Wrape of Searcy.' The body was" taken to Paragould for burial on Friday. Two Democratic Leaders Are Dead Legislature Split On Tax Proposals Delay in Mississippi Revenue Bills Seen as Result of Discord .JACKSON, Miss—(/P)—Delay in the introduction of bills embracing new revenue plans loomed Wednesday night with indications that the Senate Finance Committee and<<4h# House Ways-and MeanrCommiHtf^ffv^,*^ been, able to get together '6n ; ' 'major revenue proposals. The ad valorem levy now at eighl mills and the proposed oen cent tax on five-cent drinks have been proposed but the committees have not decided whether to submit a two or a three per cent retail sales tax. While the Senate favors a reduction in the ad valorem levy, the House Ways and Means Committee in a test vote refused reduction a present by 21 to 3. The same vote saw the House committee supporting the one cent sof drink tax, which is opposed by the Senate committee, A protest against any retail tax was made by a delegation from the Mis* ! sissippi Retail Merchants Association Quin of Mississippi and I Wednesday which asked that a "gross r» .1 f i r <-» • income tax" of one per cent on al Rutherford of Georgia Succumb Thursday WASHINGTON.— (#>) —Representatives Percy Quin of Mississippi, and Samuel Rutherford of Georgia, died within less than an hour of each oth- "I have asked Mr. Mellon to undertake the ambassadorship to Great Britain. 1 am happy t osay he has now expressed his willingness to serve." Confirmation Forecast In spite of tho critical altitude of some members of the Senate, administration leaders were confident Wednesday night that Motion's nomination will be confirmed. Associates of the secretary said the one question in his mind in connection with acceptance concerned his physical ability to take the job. He is nearly 77, but is active and in good health. Mellon said there'werc u few problems still pending in the Treasury in which he was interested and that his personal affairs caused him to go slow in leaving at this time. He came into the cabinet March 4, 1921, under appointment from President Harding and has continued in office under three presidents. He also has served longer than any other cabinet officer except Albert Gallalin who held the office from 1801 to 1813, and Jimes Wilson who headed the Agriculture Department from 1897 to 1913. Mr. Mellon came to the Treasury from the presidency of the Mellon Na ional bank at Pittsburgh, Pa. While in Southern France last summer, President Hoover asked Mellon to represent this government at negotiations with world powers which resulted in the agreement to postpone for one year all international debt payments. He also took an active part in the negotiations which led up to the funding of the $11,000,000,000 war debt ov/cd the United States by the Allies. Quin, a veteran of almost 20 years in the house, was ill for more than a month. Rutherford dropped dead while shaving. He had been u member since 1925. Both were Democrats and their deaths brought the house standing of the Democrats to 218, the Republicans 213, Farm Labor 1, and three vacancies. , Man Is Arrested as Still Captured 1DABEL, Oklu.— W. N. Davis of Shinewcll, 22 miles east of Idabel, was arrested with the capture of a 15-gallon capacity still by Officers B. Wil- nu,lh, Ed Billingslcy, and Richard Morr. He was taken to Hugo for federal authorities. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS Russellville Judge to Enter Governor's Race CLARKSVille, Ark. -(/P)- Circuit ^Ho- A. B. Priddy of Russellville Wednesday said he was considering entering the gubernatorial race. He said he was not yet ready to announce his cftftdidacy. but that he might ua- jtounce soon. . HEg. U. S. PAT. Oft. ONE* A njfldern girl thought is scldoui who's tost U> per income sources be substituted for the sales tax. This form of taxation, delegation members said, would levy upon abou 800,000 Mississippiuns and would yield between 04,000,000 and $5,000.000. A measure by Representative Wad lington of Harrison seeking tax ex cmption on exports adn imports hous eel in port warehouses of the state was unanimously passed after the author said is would encourage shp- ments through Mississippi ports. DINNER AT CAPITA^ Lack of County Agent! Keenly Felt With Dei* pression Not Yet Over *$ '' .——-—— ^ j To sponsor a "live at home" campaign, which Is being conducted hroughout the state this week, Hope Klwanis club has invited 18 outstanife ng farmers of this section to attend' his wee's club dinner, Friday night at 7 o'clock, at the Capital Hotel. George Ware, in charge of! the sta'te^ Truit and Truck Experiment Station,* IBS accepted an Invitation to deliver,: the principal talk. The "live-at-home" program is be* ng conducted this week by;the state university Agricultural Extension Service, the State Department of Agriculture, and'various other farm agencies. However, since Hempstead county does not have the benefits of eith er a county agent ,or a home demonstration agent, due to the failure of the county judge and the quorum court to make appropriations for this work, there is no agency in the county to conduct this educational program. The Klwanis club is holding the dinner 'to do what it can, with its. limited facilities, to make up for the lack during the "live at home" campaign. The Guest List ' 11 Students Score Grade Straight A Record Number Reported for First Semester of High School Eleven students of Hope Junior- Senior High School made a perfect record of A's during the first semester just closed, Miss Beryl Henry, city superintendent, announced Thursday. It was the largest list of perfect students reported in several years. Grade A is reserved for the very best, grade B for better than average, and grade C for the average student, the school superintendent explained. The 11 whose semester's work was graded A are: Taylor Alexander, Martha Cantley, Avis Wilson, Vera VanSickle, Ed • Jack McCabe, Enola Alexander, Robert Porter. Mary Delia Carrigan, Ruby Owen, Luther Hollamon and Marjorie Higgason. Of this group four have a perfect report card. All six weeks grades and all semester grades are A. These are Luther Hollamon, Taylor Alexander. Enola Alexander and Ed Jack McCabe. Commands Tokio Fleet ie As Blasts Destroy Tank Ship at Marcus Hook Three Others Believed Dead in Terrific Maritime Disaster IS HIT FOUR TIMES Tank ShipBidwell Wrecked Early Thursday Morning MARCUS HOOK, Pa.—(#>)—Four terrific explosions wrecked the motor tank .ship Bidwell here early Thursday morning. . - . . Ten men were killed. Three others are believed dead and a number missing.. A woman and' five men were injured. Authorities are attempting to identify the dead while 1 } searching parties are inspecting the shattered hulk of the big- tanker for the bodies of. additional victims. The blasts were of undetermined origin. It was one of the ' Worst disasters in recent maritime history. Pocketbook And (hit $100 Lies Unclaimed at Sheriffs Office Mystery attaches to a pocketbook containing mote than $100 that Was picked*up .last week»end by officers of, Sheriff Jdhn L. Wllson-but which never 1 has been claimed, by the owner. Chief Deputy Clarence Baker said Wednesday that the officers couldn't understand how any honest citizen could drop $100 these hard times and never miss it • •' Since first.tumors of the find reach* ed the public there have been several Inquiries at the sheriffs office in Hope city hall; but apparently these camejrom persons merely guessing at the amount, as they failed to identify either the money or the pocketbook. 1 The officers/believe the'-money was lost either by a thief, traveling through this section and afraid 1 ,to make inquiry for it; or by a tourist, who, uncertain where it.was lost, might have regarded" the search as hopeless. Especially do officers believe it may have been lost by a tourist—but they have been unable to pick up any reports to this effect, and one pocketbook with a large and mysterious sum of money still rests in. the sheriff's possession. Fighting With Several WithFir.t: We in * V ' - A " -"mum- FIRES ARE Fighting Rett sung Fort Aft Japan's hero of the war with Russia in 1904, Fleet Admiral Count Heihachiro Togo may see active service in the present operations in China. He is pictured here in Tokio recently' on his' way to the Imperial Palace. ' ' Storm Buries Texans Cows Under Haystack BARTLETT, Texas.— (ff>)— Two cows belonging to L. A. Friedrieh, a farmer, were missing after a wind storm recently and Friedrieh spent four days looking for them without avail. They were finally found buried under a straw stuck which had blown ever and were extricated, little the worse for the experience- One had' given birth to a eaJf while buried under the straw. tend are:" •.".*"* ^ •• . Oscar and Edgar Brint, .Ed Loe Bert Scott, Ab Christian, Henderson Jones, George Johnson, Elmer -Jones A. N. Rider, Howell Herring, Riley Lewallen, Royce Weisenberger, Jim Wilson, V. M. England, Lester Orr, W W. Ellen, 'Frank Hill, and O. A. McKnight, Kiwanis club officials explained tha each member is to pay for one guest There are many other very good farmers in the county, but the club coult entertain only 18 of them. Declaring that economic conditions prevailing and in prospect for thi year make it necessary that strong emphasis be placed on the produc tion of food and feed crops in 1932 Governor Parnell has issued a state ment urging all Arkansas farmers to join in observance of the "Uve-at home" program this week, by plan ning their crops and agricultural pro grams in a manner to assure a variety of food and feed crops to be sup plcmentcd with whatever cash crop can be grown profitably Governor's Message The governor's statement follows: "With the month of January near ing its end there comes a time for very important activity in the life of all persons directly or indirectly concerned in agricultural pursuits The problem is more or less the same with all persons and those problems confronting the hill farmer also confront the plantation operator in the delta land's. The questions that come up on any farm in the lowlands of Chicot county are similar to those presented to tho grower of fruits and small grains in the ridges of the northern counties. "The year of 1929 might be remembered as a lean year for farmers and the year 1930 was practically one of failure. This past year of 1931 was very bountiful as to yield, but from a dollar and cent view it was not a profitable one. Early in 1931, realizing the necessity for raising of food and feed stuffs, he various agencies all attempted to stress the importance of raising necessary sustenance for the house and barn. There was a wonderful response, with a result that never before in the history of Arkan. sas has there been such a varied storage of all things for man and beast. When the fall of 1931 arrived, although the prospects for a money crop yield were far from encouraging there was a distinct and noticeable, complacent attitude existing. Although the cash on hand 1 was low, there was not the usual dread of possible exhaustion of food and feed before the winter months were over. which proved that those participating and co-operating in the plan were seeing a new light and a departure from' old customs and habit*. Future Uncertain "We do not know what the year 1932 will bring ot the farming inJ^- ry. If the general crop yield is goad and prices fair or better than normal. the farmer and those allied with him will be in fairly good shape. Presuming, however, that the yield or the price fails, there will then be a condition existing that v>U forcibly remind us of the fall end winter of 1930. Old Fiddlers Meet Five Basketball Games Have Been Scheduled i, for Afternoon A big time is assured everyone who attends the County Basketball tournament and the Southwest Arkansas Old Fiddlers Contest at Rosston Saturday, February 13. -A fine program has been arranged beginning at 1 p. m. and lasting into the night until oil contestants in the fiddlers contest have finished their musical numbers. Basketball games will begin at 1 o'clock and there are a number of the best quintets in Nevada county who \vill play. WHHsville .boys vs. Emmet, 1. Bluff City girls vs. Rosston, 2. Rosston boys vs. Killame, 3. Spring Hill boys vs. Cale, 4. Laneburg vs. Bodcaw, 5. These will all be' interesting games and you will enjoy the thrills. Contestants will be admitted free and are requested to register with J. W. Hoi loway on or before the 12th of February. C. Caldwell, C. C, Dillard, P. W. Taylor compose the committee and J. W. Holloway is the general manager. An address will be delivered by Superintendent J. I. McClurkin, Prescott schools. Farms Flooded as Levees Collapse Crevasses on Red River in Louisiana Add to ' bagged levees of the swollen Red river in central Louisiana broke again late Wednesday, sending a new flood of water over lowland farms and adding to the distress of hundreds of refugees in a section where food supplies already are acutely short. The main levee of the Red river at Kateland plantation, eight miles south of the marooned town of Colfax, and north of Alexandria, gave way, opening up for 100 feet and inundating about 1,000 acres. More then 80 families were forced from -their homes. The crevasse on the Red river which occurred south of here Tuesday in Avoylles parish had widened to 300 yards. Both breaks relieved pressure on the levees protecting Alexandria, but increased distress in the farming sections, and in small marooned towns of the Red river valley which sent out distress calls for additional food supplies for their hundreds <jf flood refugees. The Ouachita and Red rivers passing Monroe and Alexandria in record flood stages appeared to be about at a standstill and the levees were believed safe at these cities. Hope Rotarians to Nashville 6 P. M. Local Men Will Leave Barlow for 4-City Dinner Thursday Hope Rotarians will leave fom Hotel Barlow at,'6 o'clock Thursday night to attend a four-city dinner of'Rotarians at Nashville. Cars will be assembled at the Barlow to furnish transportation-for all Rotarians, whether driving their own machines or 'not. President C. C. Spragins has .urged alTtnefnbers to attend if possible, >making"aaothei'"loe per cent meeting. All members were present at the inter-city session last month at'Prescott. The clubs meeting with Nashville Thursday night are: Hope, DeQueen Industrial Revival Indicated in South $55,000,000 in New Construction in Last Month Held Favorable Index (Contused OB three) BALTIMORE-f^-The Manufacturers Record in its current issue reports more than $55,000,000 in new engineering construction and building work awarded and poposed during the first month of 1932 in the South ?md Southwest. 'the publication says the figure indicates an "encouraging" number of new industries established and old ones expanded, although the total is below those of corresponding months in previous years. The survey covers 16 states from Maryland to Texas. The publication says that "except for the serious business situation, the number of new plants would have probably broken all previous records in the past two years. We look for tliis movement to grow and multiply from now on. The way of business progress is undoubtedly becoming clearer." Oil refining plants lead the list of present and contemplated nidus-trial construction reported in the survey which shows also: A $3,000,000 plant at Houston being discussed by Pan-American Petroleum and Transport Company. 4 gasoline plant of 30,000 gallons dajly capacity now under construction at Yyillflw Springs, Tex., by the Arkansas Fuel Oil Company. Chemical refining, paper and textile interests a'.-o ore contributing. Blevins Youth Is Buried on Sunday Lavelle Bruce Succumbs to Extended Illness Friday Night Jewell Lavelle Bruce, 17, son of J. J. Bruce, died at the family home near Blevins last Friday night, following un extended illness. He is survived by his father, four sisters, Lola, Ethel, Bernice, Thelma and by four brothers, Elvin, Imon, Lyal and C. E. Funeral services were conducted oy the Reverends Gilbert F. Hyde of Blevins and W. J. Whiteside of Hot Springs. He was buried, in Holly Grive cemetery. Pallbearers were: J. Glen Coker Horace Lay, Coy Cummings, Clarence Leverette, N. P. Nesbit and Cyrus Honea. Brooklyn Child Is Found Strangled Metropolitan Police Launch Search for Maniac Killer NEW YORK— (ff) - A 5-year-old Brooklyn girl, Florence McDonnell, was found strangled to death in a cellar near her home Thursday. She had been missing since Wednesday. A \yid.e-spread search has been launched for a maniac who is believed to have murdered another Brocklyo girl last year, and attack- oilers Vithin the last two ed months.- — -e MdonWl Japan •'in' In* would do tlonally made by the rejected the sworid k I**-*- ' '; ~ SHANGt across the Thursday night < over the inti boundary, Chinese build the maul post < Half a dozen ; and fire broke, houses before it' cotitrol. This, Is the first?] tho settlement-! between the Jap gun. Thursday shight ed'to be and Ashdown. Church Group Here Wednesday Night Representatives From Several Presbyterian Churches Visit City A group conference of the Presbyterian churches of South Arkansas was held at the First Prsbytrian church of this city Wdnsday aftr- noon. This conference was held in the interest of an every member canvas, which will be made in all churches on Sunday, March 20th. Plans were discussed for the canvas, which is held for each year for the purpose of aiding in the benevolent work of the church. ; * Those attending were: Dr. W. Moore of Little Rtfck; Dr. J. F. Lawson, Newport, Dr. J, C. Williams, Washington; Rev. M. D, Williams, Gurdon; Rev. Henderson, DeQueen and Rev. Ray of Arikadelphia. A 'number of representatives several other churches Arkansas were present. from of Southern Fire Destroys Barn Wednesday Night Frank Shearer Near Columbus Loses Building, Hay and Feed Fire of undetermined origin destroyed a large barn on the Frank Shearer farm at Cross Roads, near Columbus about midnight Wednesday. 200 bushels of corn, a ton or more of hay, 6 bushels of peas, harness and various other things were destroyed. There was no insurance on the property according to Mr. Shearer. Bulletins WASHINGTON - (/P) -America and Great Britain have again protested to Japan against the use of the international settlement at Shanghai as A base for their operations. MOBILE, 41*—(#)-Mrs. Wil- jlie Mae Clfjusen, 35, was found guilty o| second degree man- laughter \n the slaying of her alleged jwrjwnour, Foster Hale, Jr., an dsentenced to a year in the penitentiary Thursday. W4SU«NGTON-(.4>)- Secretary Hurley Tb.Kttduy approved an al- for work in set', lib In > o Three huge J Chinese lines ped-in the.se bombardment Was resumed .£ made it difficult- the battle was s i <n.i^.i_ znjf'. ships had ceased;'! Thursday night tfM in control of the >forts.j>. •They rejfiatedVt^^ Japanese destroy! said that foreign, verified their claim: 5 -„, They repeated that™ disabled another destr The Japanese did not 1 this claim but contented ,' with reporting that the shot to pieces. \ V' ^,_; i- "•-• »<• Five Arkansans On Duty in ,**•?• Marines' Ltst li From Little NorthLUUe sans are among the rines on duty in strife-tort* The Navy Department listed tho following; Wi.,,-,. Bethea, Pine Bluff; WttUajns Simmons, North Little Gordon S. Dlucy, Thomas WeyJe^ lace Jr., and Forrest J. "" Little Rock. Capt William L. FriedeU, mand of a division of six in the Far East, is a is the son of former County Three Dumas boys are also the sailors and marines either -in,', f> r ' en route to Shanghai, it was reefed; Wednesday. They are Dan Burriis ftn4' Clfiton Brasfield, United States, and John WtUeford, a VnUwl marine. Murder Hear ing on at Eureka Sprin Jay HunbyTrAUeged; Have Killed Dick Hull, Aged Farmer EUREKA SPRINGS, Charged with first degree the slaying more than 8 y&f Dick Hull, aged farmer, J»y went on trial here edqesday. Mpj$ the day was spent in selecting $ jury, Several state witnesses were hi The case probably wUJ. jo to the late Thursday. Hull was called to the home the night of November JJ, and shot fatally. Heaby, al§o a cr and Franz Johnson weff Johnson ,tied fist, received sentence. Hanby secured 9 change gf - Berryvills, where, in Grwid Jury gree mu«ter <&wf$ at term of Circuit Court.

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