Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 10, 1932 · Page 1
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^OLttMfe 33—NUMfiER 91 (NBAIfct-MMfli N«»«t>«fr«f Jtoi tttftttt Aw'it, HOPE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10,1082 00 ^ffclflfc SURPRISE ATTj telief For Treasury : ind Jobless Major ongress Problems * Issues Top Legislative Head as Hoover Asked to Back Aid BILLS "CONFIRMED House Committee Told More Ca»h Must Be Raised WASHINGTON,— (/P) —Relief — for the treasury and for the unemployed —again Tuesday topped the legislative heap. ..Meanwhile, senatorial approval was given two presidential nominees for the tariff commission after an executive session, a rare occurrence. i As a sidelight on the senate wing of the capital, committees delved into the question of prohibition, witnesses speaking for and against the Bingham four per cent beer bill and the proposal by Senator Howell (R. Neb.), to make liquor search warrants more readily obtainable in the district of Columbia. Democratic spokesmen in the senate argued for their substitution for the LaFolletto-Costigan bill for $375,000,000 in direct federal relief for the unemployed. The democratic bill calls for $750,000,000 to be apportioned to the states half for relief and half for road construction. / lyfeanwhile, -spokesmen for the American Federation of Labor and affiliated' organizations carried an appeal for the La Follette-Costigan bill to Vice President Curtis and Speaker Garner a* well as to President Hoover, . The senate confirmed Robert L. mission and also Ira M. prnburn after charges against the latter were heard behind closed doors. • Opposition to confirmation of. Federal Judge James H. Wilkerson % Chicago as a cricult judge, was expressed by organized labor before a senate judiciary sub-committee. A weary and harrassed house committee heard the unpleasant news that the tax measure it is framing must yield an additional $455,000,000 to balance the lopsided budget by the end of the 1933 fiscal year. The treasury told the house ways and means committee some time ago that $920,000,000 was the sum needed to put the government's finances in order but later this was revised to $786,000,000. , Through weeks of hearings the corn- mi Ucemen have had the latter figure In mind, but Tuesday Ogden L. Mills brought them further and gloomier information on the tax situation. He gave it to the committee as it met behind closed doors to draft the bill, explaining it) was based on "January lows and January lows are lower than we expected them to be." . ' From the committee immediately came word that the added $450,000,000 would be hard to find, " Meantime, other developments ut 1,he capitol brought to mind the shift in personnel of the men who have been directing the nation's fiscal policy. Mills has been named secretary of the treasury, succeeding Andrew W. Mellon, who becomes ambassador to Great Britain. The senate finance committee Tuesday approved the Mills nomination witrout dissent, at the same limp acting favorably on the choice of Arthur y\. Ballantinc to succeed him. Confirmation went over until Wednesday, however, on the request of Senator Morris, republican, Nebraska, but there was little doubt that the senate would give its blessing to both. The day also saw Mellon attend his last cabinet meeting. He has been a familiar figure ot them for an eleven year period and has talked government problems over with three presidents—Harding, Coolidge and Hoover. In response- to the handicaps and farewells of his associates, Mellon l.iiled and expressed his appreciation 81 '•"!•, his low voice. He expects to take '''•• J! i<,vacation in the south before going • •,'• London. Where No Man Ever Walked Before I Barren, icy waters untrod by the feet of men since the world began , . .' then these epochal foot-prints in the snow of Pamir Plateau, and a new chapter had been written in the history of exploration! .... The tiny figure ofJa man whom) you; see climbing Pamir Mountains an Central Asia was a member of a daring party of Russian scientists who have just returned to Leningrad-with 1 this'and other photographs and records qf a wilderness region never before jpeiifetrate'd' by^ nUm&n beings; • • '• 3 P.M. Wednesday Murder Victim Was Mississippian, and Well Educated Alfred 'Wallace, Hcmpstcad county storekeeper who was murdered last Friday on the Patmos-Dooley's Ferry road, was buried in Huckabec cemetery at 3 o'clock Wednesday, with services from the Evening Shade church. The Rev. L. L, Mlddlebrooks, of Patmos, officiated. Mr. 'Wallace was 62. He was born November 25, 1870, at Bentonia, Miss., and his mother, Mrs, S. J. Wallace, 81, still lives in the family home there. He is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, T. E. Wallace, of Charleston, Miss.; Dr. J. C. Wallace, New Orleans; J. T. Wallace, Washington, D. C. Miss Nettie Wallace, of Bentonia, and Miss Pearl Wallace, of Washington. Mr. Wallace was well educated, completing the public schools in Mississippi and then taking four years' study in Webb's school, at Bell Buckle, Tenn. He served four years as deputy sheriff of Yazoo county, Mississippi, his home community; and in 1905 moved to Arkansas. Ouachita College Band Will Present Concerts ARKADELPHIA. —The Ouachita College band, whcih again has been invited to the Confederate reunion which meets this year at Richmond, Va., will present concerts in several cities, proceeds of which will be used to defray .expenses to and from the convention city. Dates arranged are as follows. February 12, Prescott; February 19, Hope; February 25, Malvern, and tentative dates are being arranged for Pine Bluff, Benton, Camden, Fordyce, Gurdon, El Dorado, Tevarkana and Little Rock. Ruth Down in Jail Cell Extra Guards Placed by Sheriff to Prevent Suicide Attempt . PHOENIX, Arl.—(£>)—Winnie Ruth Judd broke into fits of uncontrollable tears Tesday atfer (oxhibVIng iron composure whin a jury convicted her of first. degree murder and assessed the death penalty Monday night. "She is just beginning to realize what it means," Sherif J,\ R. McFadden said. He placed • extra guards at the jail cell of the slender 27-year- old woman to prevent a possible attempt at suicide. Mrs: Judd's aged parents, the Rev. and Mrs. H. J. McKinnell, were spared until Tuesday the knowledge of their daughter's fate. Their faith that their daughter's life will be saved seemed unshaken. ; "The Lord," Mr. McKinnell said, "will not visit this upon us, unless it is his will that it be done." They were not in th'e courtroom when the jury returned the death verdict for the murder of Agnes Anne Lo Roi who, with Hedvig Samuelson was slain last October. The state contends Mrs. Judd killed the two women out of jealousy and shipped the bodies in trunks to Los Angeles. Between tears Mrs. Jud dassured jail attendants she bore no malice toward the court or the prosecution officers. She said she hoped her attorneys would be abTb to save her from the gallows. | Paul Schenck, chief defense lawyers, sought to confort both the parents and Mrs. Judd with the assertion: "She will never be hanged." Motion for a new trial will be made, he said, when Judge Howard C. Speakman pronounces the death sentence, February 23. Mounted Police on Mad Trapper's Trail AKLAVIK, N. W. T. -, (#) Through the hills of the Rat river country, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Tuesday night pursued Albert Johnson, the mad trapper, who fights "or fades from vfew as ho believes wise. Johnson, who seriously wounded one officer in a pistol encounter several weeks ago, and then killed another sent to capture htm, escaped from the rude fort he constructed several miles from his cabin., Airplanes had been enlisted to,, bombard the cabin and mounted police from Edmonton had set out over the lonesome snow-Cover-, ed trails in search of him. CAPPER FANNY SAYS; UiHope and Fouke to | Play Wednesday Willuville and Spring Hill i Boys and Girls Also Scheduled At 7:30 Wednesday night a series of basketball games will begin at the local high school gymnasium. ' Spring Hill and Willisville, both boys and girls teams are to play. These games will be followed by the Spring Hill Juniors and the Hope Juniors. The main attraction, a game that promjisjsg to bfi fast from b.fgfyy^fyuf to [ 'end, wiU be between the Fouk* faigjj ajid the UjpaJ. high. aph,oftj " fAfim. ^^^wtf Aged Indian Will Regain $50(1,000 Jackson Barnett to Recover Money He Was Induced to Give Away NEW YORK^Tackson Barnett, 81 year-old full-blooded Creek Indian, can now, spend his remaining years in peace and security in his Oklahoma home with the x successful completion Tuesday of a legal battle in which the old warrior for nearly 10 years had fought to regain possession of over half a million dollars which he was induced to give away in 1922. Judge Alfred C. Coxe has affixed his signature to a final decree directing the Chase National bank, as the successor to the Equitable Trust Company, to pay over'to the Secretary of the Interior, through United State's Attorney George Z. Medalie, the sum of $696,050, which v Barnett calls his "e'atin 1 money." •'/'•' The loser is the American Baptist Horfie* Mission Society, with headquarters in,- New. York city.'.The story'of the circumstances under which the society came into possession of the money is one which first was made public in 1927, during the trial .of Barnett's action before Judge John C. Knox and which led the court to declare that Barnett was "the shuttle- dore in a game of battlecock, in which the stakes were high." Barnett, who has been declared men^ tally incompetent by the courts, became wealthy through the discovery of oil on the 160 acres of land "allotted to him in the general division of tribal lands. His wealth, which originally aggregated $1,100.000, attracted the attention of numerous persons. .'.' One of these, described as an adventuress, induced the old Indian to run away with her to Kansas, where she .married him. She led him a, merry chase and openly boasted while he was taking an airing in his expensive automobile that he was also going to be aired out of some of his money. In December, 1922, he was persuaded to put his thumb mark on a document whereby he gave away his entire estate of $1,100,000 invested in Liberty bonds and in the keeping of the Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall. Half of this amount, $550,000 was given to his wife, and is now in litigation in the courts of the District of Columbia. The other half was gven to the Baptist Home Mission Society, which placed it in trust with the Equitable Trust company. The gifts were consummated in February, 1923, with the approval of the interior secretary. In 1925, Barnett, somewhat disillusioned, instituted suit through a friend to recover his money. The government intervened on behalf of the Indian. The money is being returned to the Secretary of the Interior to be held for Barnett as a ward of the government. Broader Discount To Be Asked For ederal Reserve Hdover Suggests Liberal Policy Toward Small f Bank Paper CONFERENCE CALLED Senator Class to Introduce in Congress Late , Wednesday — (/P)— President Hoovir .began a move Wednesday to liberalize the Federal Reserve Bank rules jlo make it eligible to rediscount paper' held by small banks, which is not now capable, of being turned into cash. ; : , He outlined his plan to the bipartisan' conference ' and said 'Senator Glass would 'introduce a bill Wednesday afternoon. ..;;... Conference Called WASHINGTON— (/P)— In a non- par tisian" drive to' loosen credit and strengthen the newly-created Reconstruction Finance Corporation, President Hoover summoned leaders of both houses of congress Wednesday to a series of conferences. Beyond word 'that Senator Glass, Virginia Democrat, would introduce a bill latter Wednesday to carry out some of the proposals, no details of the discussion came from 'the White House. , . ! *, .- i IfJ /Senator Robinson, Arkansas Democratic ileader attended the conference. New "Cabinet Daughter" fc. Three Hempstead Men Are Parolled Talmadge Duke, Sent Up on Arson Charge Is Released Tuesday Three Hempstead county men, one white and two negros were among 101 convicts pardoned or parolled from the state penitentiary Tuesday. They were, Talmadge Duke (white), sentenced to two years for arson, Robert Alexander, sentenced to four years for forgery and Uttering and Tom Greene ,two years for grand larceny. Talmadge Duke was sentenced in the October 1930 term of the Hempstead county circuit court. He was convicted for burning the Wallaceburg church, near Blevius, on the night of June 29, 1930. Old Fiddlers Contest to Be Held at Roister* PRESCOTT —(/P)— Tixe SqjMhwest arkaeses Old Fiddlers coolest will be at Rosston Saturday, February £ thjg ajt^grijiQpji <$B.y&raJ gawiSS faaye. ' Walker Is Silent About Candidacy New York Mayor Reported as Vice*Presiden* tial Candidate NEW YORK— (/P)— Mayor Walker, Wednesday declined to discuss reports from Washington that Tammany might sponsor him as a ( candidate for the Democratic vice presidential nomination. Stories in the New York newspapers Wednesday said it was suggested that in the event of a deadlock in the convention, Tammany might turn to Walker to run with a presidential nominee from the South. Buffalo Gnats Prove Menace in Mississippi CLARKSDALE, Miss.— (#)— Buffalo gnats have become a ' menace in the flood area of the Mississippi delta. Seven counties have reported unusual numbers of the insects that last year killed hundreds of head of livestock in the South. The Chamber of Commerce her said gnats had been noticed in Sharkey, Tallahatchie, Ljjflore, Yazoo, Sunflower, Tate and Warren coun- . The earth Uw Defense Pleads Accident in Case of H. C. Price of Geneva GENEVA, Ala.—(/P)—Death of H. C. 'Price's grandfather late Tuesday caused a recess in his trial on charges of murdering his wife last Novemoer, so relatives might attend the funeral. Court will reconvene at the usual time Wednesday. It will take.approx- imately two days to complete the case. The defense attorneys indicated they will seek to prove Price's story that Mrs. Price was killed as the auto accidentally plunged over an embankment, and that she was not slain and the car purposely ran off the road. William Wells, defense witness, testified that the axle the state contends Price used to beat his wife to death, was missing after the accident. He said he did not see it again until it was fished out of the creek where Wallace Bowen, .Price's companion, said it was thrown. The state established that two roads lead from Hartford to the Billy Wells place, to which the Prices were driving. One of these was described as good, and only five miles from Hartford to the Wells home. The other, on which Mrs. Price met her death, was described as 'very bad and seldom traveled," and one-half milfe from town to Wells'home. Another state witness said tracks made by the rear wheel of the Price car indicated that is was "traveling in low gear, with the engine running full speed." Mrs. Kate Windsor, a telephone operator at Dothan, Ala., testified that she was present at meetings between Price and Mrs. Method Watford, Dothan widow, and witnessed "demonstrations of affection. Testimony also was intriduced to show that Price was made the beneficiary of a $3,000 double-indemnity life insurance policy issued to his wife. t. •members- of >\S(ashii| iujghter?,'.ot,Mrs. v r'""'* appointed secretary 1 pf^hV 1 treasury -'in ' made her debut last winter, f . <W>ger;'.society.'set ^ wife^^c oover's^ cabinet., Miss. WASHINGTOX.— (^-Chairman Vlnson of the House Naval Committee, said Wednesday 'that 'Con-; gress would be asked to approve his $616,000,000 warship construction bill before the present session ends. The bill would authorize • 120 new vessels Hurley told the House Insular Committee Wednesday that because of political chaos in the Far East, the present is no time to consider the liberation of the PhB- liplne Islands. BEVERLY HILLS, ,Cal.— (ff) — Edgar Walace, 56, who became one of the world's most prolific and highest paid writers after starting life as a newsboy, In the London slums, died Wednesday of pneumonia. WASHINGTON;-W)— tatlvo Ralney, Illinois Democratic leader, announced Wednesday (hat advocates of a bill to pay immediately the soldiers' bonus In full would be given a hearing by the Ways and Means Committee after (he disposition of the tax bill. WASHINGTON.— (/P)— Republican opposition to direct relief for unemployed as a matter of "principle" 'was voiced in -(he Senate Wednesday by Senator Fess, Ohio Republican, as the issue iicarcd a vote. «•»-*-••» Sought By Posse Officers Believe Charles Floyd Involved in Murder and Robbery TULSA, Okla.—(tfO-Charles (Pretty boy) Floyd, phantom bank robber and. machine gunner, was huntec through eastern O clahoma Tuesday night while authorities sought to link him with te killing of a Kansas City detective Monday and te woundng of a Tulsa officer early Tuesday, The Oklahoma outlaw, wanted in several states for murders and bank robberies, was suspected as the leader who planned Monday's atempted robbery of the Mercantile Trust Company in Kansas City, Detective O. P. Carpenter met death in a hail of machine gun bullets as the bandits escaped. ; One of the four Tulsa officers who engaged in a machine gun fight with two men riding in a coupe here early Tuesday morning said he believed he recognized Floyd. The men escaped after shooting Detective Wilber Wilson in the arm arf"~ i turning loose a blast of more than 50 | rounds from a submachine gun at the oficers who sought to question them. Use of Oklahoma national guardsmen has been authorized by Gov. W. H. Murray in case their services are needed in capturing Floyd. It was believed the two men escaped to the Osage or the Cookson hills, outlaw re treats. Woman, Drowned, FoundOn Beach Body Is Washed Ashore Near Spot of Starr Faithful! Mystery I LON6 BEACH. N. Y. — (#>)_ The] gently rolling surf here cast up another woman's body Tuesday not far j from the spot where the mysteriously- dead Starr Faithful! was tossed ashore last summer. The woman was identified as Mrs. Adele Sieck, of Bronxville. Auautopsy revealed no signs' of violence and established she died of drowning "either by accident or suicide." She apparently had been in the water about two days. Nearby were her coat and pockethopk. Her husband, J. H, Sieck, of the Banking "Department of Burroughs Adding JV^achine Company, seid she recently suffered a nervous breakdown and underwent treatment in Baltimore, returning t» Smart Shop to Be Opened Saturday Elizabeth White and Mrs. Harry Rauch Launch Women's Store The Smart Shop, presenting new modes in dresses, hats and coats, will be opened at 9 a. m. Saturday in quarters at the White House, 220 East Second street, by Miss Elizabeth White and Mrs. Harry Hauch. The proprietors have assembled many fine garments for the opening display, making a particular appeal to discriminating women buyers, acccrd- ing to the announcement by Miss White and Mrs. Hunch. They will also pperate in conjunction with the apparel shop a rental library, handling the newest books. DeSoto Monument Unveiling at Helen* HELENA, Ark, — (#»)— Representatives from Arkansas ]Q. A. R. chapters and scores of cj^er visitors are expected here Feif^ry 21 for the unveiling of the Degiplo monument. The great st^ae monument will be uuveile_d ajjd, greje^ted as a monument rt tte'dbfipliFy and exploration ttw tMagjpBk er by the great g ^ National Guards Beat Lewisville Guardsmen Plan Several Fast Games Hem in the Next Few Weeks One of the outstanding basketball games of the season was played Tues.T day night at the local armory, when- the National Guard quintet were opposed by the Lewisville All-Stars. The game ended, in a score of 36 to 19 for the local teflon, who have been showing exception^ ability on the court the entire season. Other games are being negotiated in the near future by the manager of the team. The Guardsmen will go to Conway to compete with teams of the state in a tournament o£ NatUwial Guard teams within a few weeks. rrww »,j.,»r r fJtliii United State, Placed on GUI in Shanghai ' •> -, . •iiJitiRw.MM , , DetnoHst War Causes 25 St , SHANGHAI,** no man's lariii iri cavalry charge, a were reported to ha who have laying It "was quite an paratively quiet <|a^^ apparently Were a* one knew what ,*'' United States marines? an the'Slst United'States^Infant ed a ten mile front inside x.,-— ternational setdementp:|!S|||i| at the' Imperial* jested* Wednesday for^i a demonstration 1 in' W were distributed urging t "Stop this Imperialistic" Wrir^ 9 This marked th<! firsf military' operations '.in*^.. the Manchurian camptuipi" France UrexplairMand T ^w^S^sS^^ Y". ' t, *; •*.»* Fugitive 16 Gets School Board >Meml Found to Be Escaped:! •VftS Ohio Convict i- T*. v ' COLUMBUS, QfcJ-(.ffV-The Ohio Tuesday wrote off it^b .,_„,_ charge that Lament,Signor is'an caped convict. " -, v ' <• In issuing a full pardon tp7' a member of the Pine Hill*' School Board, governor, WJ linquished any claim Ohio may.l to him. i ^' Signor escaped from the Lopi prison farm, a branch of the Ohio f itentiary, 16 ^ears j»go and'was' heard of until last week: when he;: arrested at Auburn *Terraqe, N-JI"" a charge that he and another were stealing wood from a' farmer,' The wood was for a destitute man; who, it was said, was in danger of suffering if fire were not provided- Governor White heard Signor's v st-; torney, C. Lawrence Gregoria teT his clinet had led a respesjsbii since he went to the New Jersey munitly nine years ago. Then- 1 said ' "Under normal conditions, the stealing would have attracted my at«. tentlon, but in times like these, f BW'y no reason for bringing him back tow Ohio for helping a destitute frtejjdV,! Signor's record was discovered shortly atfer his arrest in New Jersey. His fingerprints showed that In,' reality he was Howard Penny cpa^ victed for theft, He was sent to prison in 1913. In June of 1916, he was transferred to the London farm, and the same day he walked away, tie went south WM* poined the army. aLter he married and settled down at Auburn Terrace, where he was elected a member of, the Pine Hill School Board. , Nealy every resident of Auburn Terrace, the Pipe Hill School Board, the' mayor of the village and the , town council, symed a petition pre* sented to Governor White recommend ing clemency for Sjgnptr, v ( Two Rural Schools in Pulft*ki_Ajre Reopened LITTLE ROCK.—(/P)—Two of the 44 rural schools in Pulaski county which were closed Monday because of a lack of funds, were reopened Tuesday after patrons had arranged to pay th» te#chef s, p. T. Henderson, county fvpftrujitipdfnt of schools, sajd several' o*t*r (jdbjg are expected to Veterans Hospital Location Selected Fayettevilb Site to Cost U, S. $65,000, Congressman Fuller Announces VTLL— (£•) Tmar: Claud Fuller advised officials here Tuesday that the Wilson Adams tract on highway 71 near the city limits had, been selected as the site for the new United States Veterans hospital here. TJ\e * by the Fuller Washington T wers offered. ThegWMjyed hospital itseH ^

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