Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 8, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, February 8, 1932
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*&^l^^^^^^_ Jta§fc- 500 Smith Criticised in Statement to Press . by Senator Norris Nebraskan Who Bolted Hoover-Curtis Ticket Predicts Defeat S MIT H'sltATEMENT 'Al'.Smith WiHLead Party If They Wish, He TelU Reporters MEMPHIS.-(/p)-Unlted States Senator Norris, Independent Nebraska Republican, who in 1928 bolted the Hoover-Curtis ticket to stump for Al Smith, criticized Governor Smith's statement published Monday as tho beginning of what may be the party's defeat to an otherwise "cinch" election. "The Democratic party has a remarkable record 1 for making B damn fool of itself at a crucial time when It has the world by the tail and a down hill pull" he said. It is expected to repeat Its usual performance, he added, pointing to Gov. Smith's statement." He granted a newspaper interview as he was returning to Washington from the funeral of Representative Quin in Mississippi. Smith's Statement Alfred E. Smith issued the following statement Sunday from his office in the Empire State building in New York: "So many inquiries have come to SkiBJb'S f rom friends throughout the country who worked for and believe in me, as to my attitude In the present-political situation, that I feel that I owe it to my friends and to the mil- Hops of men and women who supported me.so. loyally.in 1928 to" make my position^ clear; • 'Jf-aheitjtofaottratic national ^convention after 'careful consideration sould decide that it wants me,to lead, I will matte the fight; but I will not make a pre-conyention -campaign to secure the support of delegates. "By action of the Democratic nat- liqnal convention in 1928 I am the leader of my party in the nation, with a full sense of the responsibility there by imposed, I shall npt in advance of the convention cither support or oppose the candidacy of any aspirant for the nomination." Mr. Smith rocked In his chair, hands crossed over an ample stomach. "Well, that is brief enough, how about some questions?" was asked. "I expected that, said Al, "go ahead." Whereupon he proceeded to answer questions that met with his approval and frown disapprovingly at others. He barked, "that's exactly what I mean" when asked if 4 the word "lead" in his statement meant that he would make the race for president. Then he grinned and said, "if nominated," To several penetrating questions he replied, "just read my statement," He said impatiently, "I dpn't know" when asked what the dominant issue would HOPE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, , *.' t ggn__^ ^i^i___ gm^n^_ ^m^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^j ^^^^^^_ ^^^^ •"••'- ; "*•'••' ••••• • r 'JBL'H' f ' - ~ -.—^— *. •-,...-J - _. „ Japan's "Old Fox" Poses Tsuyoshi Inukat, Japan's aged Premier, laid aside the cares of state recently to watch proudly as his little granddaughter, Mlchiko Inukai, demonstrated her ability at writing This picture shows them in the Premier's official residence in Toklo . Attempts to End Life With Pistol Mrs. Jessie Land or Norphlet in Hospital Injured Critically EL DORADO—Mrs. Jessie Land, age 33, a widow living at Norphlet, is in a hospital here suffering, from a pistol wound said to have beerf self-inflicted. Officers reported the woman told them she. "must have been crazy." Phy- slcians at .the hospital said Mrs. Land declared she did not care to live. Mrs. -Land- was said to' have been' financially embarrassed.' She made an onsuccwiful,attempt to sell her automobile 'lost* we«k. < Her husband died about a year ago.. '....• The woman drove to the Myrtle 3rove church, about half way between Uorphlot and El •Dorado, took a pillow out of her car and lay down upon the [round. Then, with a .44 caliber pis- ol, she shot herself just below the icart, officers said. • After lying there 30 or 40 minutes, Mrs. Land is said to have walked' to he home of a negro living near the church and asked that an ambulance >c called. She was brought to the lospital here two hours after she ad )een shot. ,It was said she has a light chance to recover. (Continued on page three) ••• fmm Bootleggers of Gas Will Be Arrested State Highway Patrolmen to Aid State Revenue Department LITTLE ROCK—(/P)—State Highway patrolmen will become inspectors ol the state revenue department, to help stop bootlegging gasoline, estimated by state official; Monday to amount to $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 yearly. Patrolmen recently met with highway officials to receive instructions to enforce regulations regarding the overloading of trucks. Patmos-Rosston ii» Play Basket ball Game Expected to Bring |j . Large Crowd of Fans to This City Patmos and Hosslon basketball teams are scheduled to meet at the National guard armory in Hope Monday night at 7:30. This game gives promise to be one among the best games played here this season. Last week Patmos defeated Rosston at %>sston, by a score of 2& to 17. Patmos is the only team of the county to defeat the strong Columbus quintet, 1931 champions. Several other teams, including, the. Columbus independents are expected to play Monday njght following the Rosslon-Patinos game. County Basketball Tournament Here Finals in Senior Boys Class to Be Played Saturday Night R. E. Jackson, of Columbus, President of the Hempstead County Athletic Association announces that the county Basketball tournament will be played in Hope on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, in the senior boys class. Drawing for places will be held on Thursday night according to the officials, with the finals taking place on Saturday night. All county teams who are registered with the Arkansas Athletic Association are eligible. Date of the senior boys tournament was advanced a week on account of the junlr boys meet which will also be held in this city on February 1: and 20. Officers of the county association are: R. E. Jackson, president; T. M. Honea, vie epresident, and Cecil Wallace, secretary-treasurer. Coop to Run for Alderman in No. 1 Hope Transfer Co. Proprietor in City Primary for February 23 E. G. Coop, who filed with the city central committee just before the lists closed last month, formally announced as a candidate for alderman from Ward One in The Star's political column today. Mr. Coop is well known to the voters, and expects to make a strong race inAthe city primary February 23. *. He owns the'Hope Transfer company, hast Jong been active in the business life of the city, but never has held elective office. Mr. Coop has twice been a . candidate, once for mayor and once for alderman. RAPPER FANNY SAY& _L BCO._U.8.P«T. Off. W * * Wl U'« usually a retiring f \f\ her sJwue doww. Demand Is Weaker, Cotton_Falls Off Recession Noted in Prices the First Week of February MEMPHIS—(U. S. Dept. Agriculture)—The cotton market during the period January 30 to February 5 witnessed a somewhat easier undertone with quotations February 5 slightly lower than those of .January 29. Domestic demand for spot cotton was said to have been only fair and prevailing in recent previous weeks. This condition was partly attributed to the unsettled conditions in the Orient. The grades and staples mostly inquired for continue to be in the lower range in almost all staple lengths with buying interest largely centered on cottons that can be had at a flat price ranging from 5 cents to 5Ms cents at concentration points. The persistent hojding movement on part of the producers was said to have caused light offerings which was reflected in the continued firm asking basis. Average price middling 7-8 inch as compiled from the quotations of the ten designated markets February 5th was 6.22 cents compared with ' 6.26 January 29th and 9.87 cents a year ago. Reported sales of spot cotton by the ten markets were again in good volume, amounting for the week to 118,382 bales, compared with 155,409 for the previous week and 66,056 for tame week a -year ago. According to the Weather Bureau the weather in the southern states for the past week caused a standstill in farm work because of the persistently wet and muddy conditions of the fields. According to the New York Cotton Exchange forwardings to mills of the world of American cotton to January 28th this season amounted to about 7,400,000 bales compared with 6.000,000 last year and 7,800,000 the year before. Exports to February 5th amounted to about 5.200,000 bales against about 4.600,000 for the corresoonding period last season. It was said that owing to. the now prevailing conditions in the Orient 1 inquiries for raw cotton lessened considerably. McFaddin Quizzes Candidates as to City Plant Issue Attorney Addresses ThftSe Questions to Candidates, for Aldermen -*"< i. __ J "¥v IS LETTER OF 1 Attorney Repeats Questions Asked of Candl dates 2 Years Ago The 11 candidates for alderman! in the city primary election JFebrHSryjSS have been mailed,,a letter asking eith to reply to three questions as to their position on the municipal' water aiit light plant, E. F. McFuddin, Hope at torney, 'announced Monday. »' The letter, which Mr. Mc5£adtjlin said was identical with the letter 2 he sent candidates in 1930, read as follows: McFaddln's Letter "The local newspaper states th'ai you are a candidate for Alderman in the approaching city election. The City Council of Hope for the ensuing term will doubtless have presented to it the question of some disposition 6l the water and light plant, either by sale, lease, or some similar scherrie and it is fitting and proper that the voters of the City know, in advance how each candidate for Alderman stands on this question. ;. f "Therefore, at the request of interested citizens, I am addressing identical letters to each candidate for Alderman, and asking each candidate to write me a letter answering the following questions: "1. Are you opposed to selling or leasing the Hope Water and Light Plant, or any part of it, to any Power Company? 2. Can you think of any conditions that would cause you to favor making a .sale,-or lease-o^the. GitjK.-Li.gh1 Plant? If so, please list them.:" "3. Do you favor ever making any contract for the sale or rent of, this plant without giving each voter in Hope an opportunity to vote on the question? Want Position Known • "I am getting out these letters at the request of a number of public- spirited citizens, and if you care to express yourself :on this issue, we will understand that you have no objections to the matter being given publicity in the papers. A copy of this letter will be delivered to the local newspaper for publication. Our entire idea in doing this is to let each citizen of Hope know how each candidate for alderman stands on this question, which some of us think is the most vital question before the citizenship of Hope. We hope each candidate for office will express himself; and we will appreciate it if you will let me have your reply in the next few days. "A similar letter and these three identical questions were propounded to candidates for the City Council two years ago, and each candidate answered the questions satisfactorily; and in addressing this letter to each of you, I am only following a custom that was established two years ago. "Yours very truly "E. F. McFADDIN". Shamed Over Accident, Youth Shoots Himself SHREVEPORT, La. — (ff>)~ Shamed by u severe reprimand his brother had given him fur wrecking an automobile, James Frank Brossette, 16-year-old freshman at Fair Park High School, killed himself. The brother then expressed regret. Brossette was found dead in bed early Saturday with a pistol bullet wound in his head. Dr. Harry W. Paul, deputy coroner, said the youth committed suicide. Fear of Paralysis Cause of Suicide Cap F. Bourland, Fort Smith Business Man, Shoots Self at Home FORT SMITH—Capt F. Bourland, aged 45, son of Mayor Bourland, killed himself at his home here about noon Friday. Dr. Pierce Redman, deputy coroner, announced death' was due to suicide. Mrs, Bourland said she believed her husband killed himself because of failing health. He had not been well for several days and a numbness had developed in his legs and fear of paralysis is believed to have caused lis act. Mr. Bourland was born and reared n Fort Smith. He was graduated Torn Fort Smith high school, where he was an outstanding athlete. He became a retail grocer, later becoming head of the Cap F. Bourland lee and Cold Storage Company, and was associated with other business enterprises. His father is one of the wealthiest men of the city. Recently lie- was employed with his father in the operation of the Main hotel. "^^^"•"•™""^~^^-™™™ MBMMMMlMMiMMIIittwMM*Mil^^^«*aMUWtfttWU^M^^UI First Photo of Santiago Quake Damage ims picture, rushed by special plane from the scene to Atlanta, Ga., and Telephotoed from there for Hope Star NEA Service Inc. shows the damage done to buildings on one of the mam streets of Santiago, Cuba,^y to thrmaw Although millions of dollars m property damage was done by the* tremor, and close to a thousand only nine lives are known to have been lost. The city has been put under martial rule. ' persons Attack on ^.|\ * ' s j»H't ^ ^ Forts by Jj " * *• J^ ^ , j Little Advantage < by Either Side F ing Hard FIJ BATTLE FOR 3 Nine Dest , SHANOf terrific II the, Japanese arid . the Chinese guns i«« Monday, with little alvi or side*/ ' '^ <*<•«'< •Chinese officials ,j their machine guh : ba.tl down 500 Japanese. ;-1 , The Japanese denied t were any casualties. spirit they, Had not r&l ___ the Chinese army Monday i Japanese attack {on the, fdrtsj : sung and renewed, a bombar the enemy bluejackets holdii Negro Is Held in Wallace Murder Suspect Jailed Here Not Yet Definitely Connected With Case Sheriffs officers arrested a negro iuspect over the week-end and were lolding him in jail in connection with :he brutal, axe-murder, of.Alired>Wal- ace, aged storekeeper "who'was'f&uhoV slain on the Patmos-Dooley's Ferry road last Friday. The negro's name was not revealed, and officers were not certain of his connection with the crime. • He was arrested in the course of Sheriff John L. Wilson's investigation of the bloody, double-bitted axe found near Wallace's body, and deep footprints which were discovered in the mud. Robbery was believed the motive. NNone of Wallace's effects in the itore were believed disturbed, and ipparently the only money the robber obtained was from Wallace's per- on, not more than a few ^dollars. Of- icers found that the man's pockets lad been rifled after he was clain. Wallace's brother from Mississippi, nd a nephew from Oklahoma, arrived n Hope Sunday night to make ar- angements for his funeral. It was lot known Monday noon whether, tVallace would be buried here or in nother state nead his relatives. Bulletins LITTLE ROCK.—(yp)—Reversing the Logan crlcuit court, the Supreme Court Monday Held the county judge without authority to designate a separate county road fund in order to escape paying warrants drawn on the regular county road fund. WASfflNGTON.-^-The naines of Ogdcn L Mills to be secretary that of Arthur A. Balldnttne to re-" : place Mills as -'under secretary were sent to the Senate Monday by President Hoover. WASHINGTON.-(/p)-The Missouri Pacific and the'Texas Pacific railroads Monday asked the Interstate Commerce Commission to reconsider their authorization of the .Southern Pacific to acquire the Cotton Belt, urging the Commission to determine In the Cotton Belt Were in financial distress and whether it was necessary for old to come from wage reductions and the railroad credit corporation. fexarkana Plans KCMC Radio Party 'arty of Six in Hope Arranging for Broadcast February 26 A party of six Texarkana women elicited 1 the City of Hope Monday community seats at a banquet in [otd Grim, Texarkana, February 23, elebrating the formal opening of that ty's new radio station KCMC. The Texarkana party in Hope are: rtrs. Grover Johnson and Misses Virinia Reynolds, Janie Myrle Johnson, ouise Paup, Mary Ahern and Betty aylor. \ Station KCMC will hold a 48-hour pening program beginning Friday, ebruary 26th, and running through aturday night, the 27th. The governors of four states have een invited to attend the program riclay night, which will be featured y a banquet and ball on the same oor with the broadcasting station, ccording to the station management. It is expected that other stations iroughout the Southwest will be si- nt during the night of the 26th, giv- ig KCMC a clear channel for broad- ast over the entire area, the station 1 said. Gity Patrolled in Quest of Gunmen Washington Police Attempt to Prevent Further Mystery Shootings WASHINGTON— (£>)—Mounted patrols cruised through the northern section of Washington to block additional shootings by the gunmen who last week wounded three persons and attempted to fire upon another, Brig. Gen. Pelham D. Glassford, retired, superintendent of police, ordered the reinforcements into the district and meanwhile Gordon T. Backus, one of the victims, battled fir his life in a hospital. His condition is "extremely critical." Miss Hejen Andrews, a night school student, and Miss Doris Beall, a high school student, were less seriously wounded by the gunmen who traveled in a large sedan without lights. Lieut. John Fowler, police" ballistics expert, said after an examination that the bullet taken from Backus' back and the ones that hit the girls were fired fro mrevolvers of the samt style i and caliber. < Arthur H. Clephane reported a man had attempted tb fire at him near the place where Backus was. shot. The gun failed to fire and Celephane dashde away in his car. L S. Thomas Dies, Funeral Tuesday Proprietor of Ladies Spec ialty Shop Succumbs After Long Illness Ludie Star iThomas, 44, proprieto of ;the Ladies';Specialty' r Shop an^ widely known merchant of this sec fti ^l^|jife 7 jyf^{«fc Sunday night,, The funeral .service is to be helt at 10 .o'clock Tuesday morning from the family residence on East Third street. Dr. H. H. Griffin, of 'Camden former pastor of First Methodis church of Hope, will officiate, assist ed by Dr. J. L. Cannon, present Hope pastor; and burial will be in Rose Hil cemetery. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wid ow, two daughters and" a son by a former marriage, Misses Llewellyn and Dorothy Jean, and Durwan Thomas, of Tishomingo, Okla.; his mother, Mrs. M. M. Thomas, and one sister, Mrs. R. E. Wyche, Ringland, Okla.; and two both 01 brothers L. D, Thomas, of Ringland, and Clarence Thomas, of Marshall, Okla. ( Mr, and Mrs. Thomas were widely known and liked by the merchant group of Hope. They had been engaged . in - business here for the last seven years, and prior to that were prominent in mercantile enterprises in Oklahoma and Texas, Mr, Thomas became ill last year, and sought to recuperate at health resorts both in "Texas and Arkansas. He was brought home the latter part of the year, critically ill. Emergency operations were performed in recent months but he failed to respond. His mother and borthers and sisters were here from Ringland, Okla., near the end. Pallbearers for Mr, Thomas' funeral will be: C. Cook, Webb Laseter, Jr.; C.»C. McNeil, Dr. Jim Martindale, E. P. Young and Roy Anderson. Allred U Determined to Push Ouster Suite Bachelor, Aged 60, Commits Suicide Arthur Ernest of Centerton Leaves Note Disposing of Property BENTONVILLE - Arthur Ernest, bachelor, aged 60, committed suicide at his home at Centerton, five miles west of Bentonville, by shooting himself m the head with a shotgun. His body was found Saturday afternoon at his home, where he lived alone, and a note directing that his property be given to a nephew, Frank Ernest. Great Britain to Show Sports Art at Olympics LONDON.-(VP)-Great Britain is gathering its paintings and drawing on sport for exhibition at the Olympic games in Los Angeles. Some 4 Ooil paintings, together with water colors, drawings, lithographs. prints and posters and small pieces sculpture are expected to be sent. County Poultrymen to Meet Monday Night The February meeting of the Hemptead County Poultry Association will be held at the city hall Monday uight. Matters of importance to every Hock owner will be discussed. M»ny of the members now, have or soon will have their incubators going and incubation and brooding will be the subjects for discussion at this meeting. Those interested in ppultry are if j especially invited to attend in addi- | lien to all im'iv.bcrs of the asociation. AUSTIN, Tex.-(yp)-James V. All- .... . _ red, Texas attorney general, is not go- Wider Range of Subjects infi to let any grass *row under his I Preferred by Student* ANN ARBOR, Mich.-(/p)-^5tudents are showing a wider range of interests and a preference for new fields of knowledge accprding to a comparison of subjects elated by University of Michigan students in 1913 and 1931. Chemistry dropped 29 per cent, economics 34 per cent, German 50 i>er cent, Latin 12 per cent, physics 70 per cent and mathematics 11 per cent. Sociology gained 9 per cent, zoology 15 per cent, geology 13 per cent, political science 2T per cent, romance languages 8 per cent Anthropology, oriental languages, bacteriology, geogra- The Japanese already^ part of Woosung village* down the Wangpo/riVeV! ' but when .they tried to holdings the Chinese "' Thereupon nine Ja opened, up' from, th shells hi'the village" In Chapei, where Monday morning, 4 ?- bered their trench/i afternoon, and began s artillery H and JjlUejaclwtit^ machine guns, y >ii Parole Is ForfeiT Prisoners Don't Enough to Pa State's Cost LrTTLE ROCK.— The parole and high 'cost of bringing fp~ to the state penitentiary have, to increase the ' penitentiary j' net debt from $207,000 to ing the hist year, officials of stitution announced Sunday- The authorities criticized'the system on the ground that it ted many prisoners to " fore or soon after, their i v bursed the state for the cost of ing them to prison, eqtdni "~ feeding them. > ?r ' In an effort to reduce,*he_e livering prisoners the coftiml) eral months ago purchased-« bus, requested al sheriffs to J . warden when prisoners were ready' be committed. Only a few of t^9 sheriffs joined in this program, most of them preferring to bring prisoners ; to Little Rock when coming here'on = other business.. Despite, failure'to ofo- ; tain full co-operation in this matter, \ the penitentiary has saved more Jh^n. „ three times the cost and maintenance^ ( ; of the bus, it was said. • -Y •» The outstanding indebtedness of the penitentiary on February I was estl-^ * mated at approximately $940,000, after allowing credit for about $40,000 worth of cotton remaining to be sold. This compares with a current debt of $207,OOQ on the same date a year aip and indicates that the penitentiary came within approximately $33,000 of >eing self-sustaining during the pas', year, despite the unusually low prio? of cotton, B. O. Jackson, state purchasing gent, who handles sales of cotton for he penitentiary, said about 3,780 bates have been sold at an average of slight- y more than six cents a pound, and hat it is estimated that 1,500 additional >ales will be sold if weather condi- ions are such that it can be gathered. any grass grow under his feet while his suit to break an alleged huge oil trust, he claims is monou- lizing the petroleum field, is pending. Imbued with renewed confidence by a court ruling, that he was within his lega! rights in insisting on out-of- state residents who are officials of defendant companies to appear here pre- sonally and give testimony, Saturday he said would insist that (he allegations brought by him be either substantiated or disproved without unnecessary delay. "I shall do my utmost to see .that this case does not wear itself out by dragging unnecessarily over tpp long a period," he said. The state would banish the defendants frot» business in Texas, and collect approximately $1,000,000 in fines for anti-trust lay violations from each. phy. ed. and speech alsa gain. fall rains caught several hundred >ales in the field. Receipts from cotton and cottonseed, already sold total $130,517 and it is es- mated that cotton and cottonseed to be sold will bring from $40,000 to $45,000. The 1930 crop totaled only 1,675 hales, the smalest on record, and brought only $87,000. The average price for the 1930 crop was about four cents higrer than for the 1931 crop. Mr. Jackson said a price of 10 cents for the T&H crop would almost have paid the float. ing debt of the penitentiary. J. H. Saenger, Movie Magnte, Pies NEW OHLEANS.-(M-Juli 9 n Hemi Saenger, retired movie magnate who formerly owned .extensive theater interests in the South, died here Saturday night ol a heart attack, fie was 58 years old and a native of Norfolk, Va-

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