Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 22, 1932 · Page 1
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^ £jjjjOj^.^^ ^gUlgl^ ^A|^||^ ^^^^^^ »^^^^^jfc ^^^^t ^gj^^-j^y,^^^^^ _^^tf j^^^«^^^^^^^^ -^^g^j^_ ^y^Jj^^.^^-. ^^^^^^.^^^^^^U ^^^ ^^^^^ > ^^^^_ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ CHINESE ARTILLE tf President Hoover In Address to Joint Session of Congress 200th Anniversary of Geo. Washington's Birth Is Eulogized FATHEifdF NATION Bi-Centennial to Be Celebrated During the Next Nine Months WASHINQTON.-(^)-Standlng bo. fore the congress of the United States, President Hoover marked today the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth, by pronouncing him the chief contributor to the Nation's greatness. "The trueX eulogy of Washington," he said, "Is this mighty nation." The chiefs erccutive's words— deliv- . creel before a joint session of the sen- '' .nte and house— initiated formally the bi-centennial celebration of the first President's birth, which will extend over the- next nine months. The occasion marked Mr. Hoover's first appearance before a joint session. Quptcs History Turning completely from present- day problems, the president traced the course • of the country's growth over the past two centuries and called for a renewal of the inspiration of Washington. "Proudly," he said, "we report to our forefathers that the republic is more secure, more constant, more powerful, more truly great than at any other time in its history." He declared impatience with those who undertake what he called "the irrational humanizing" of Washington, There is no need, the president said, to look beneath "his unique qualities of greatness" jand great accomplishments. . "We need not attempt at canoniza- . "We know he was human, subject to the discouragements and perplexities that come to us all. We know that he had moments of deepest anxiety. We know of his sufferings, and the sacrifices and anguish that came to him. We know of his resentment of injustice and misrepresentation. And yet we know that he never lost faith in our people." Founder of Liberty Throughout his address the president . paid 1 Washington tribute as a founder of liberty, of a unique government and of a system of national life. Defining this system as it appears today, he assorted it "embraces a system of relationships to other nations based upon no thought of Imperialism, no desire to dominate;" a determined • national self-reliance in defense and independence in action; freedom from all commitment to the unknown future, und an aspiration to promote pence and good will among men." "From Washington's spirit," he said, "there has grown an Infusion of social idouls with the quality of magnanimity: upholding prosperity with generosity, dignity with forbearance, security without privilege, which has raised our institutions to n level of humanity and nobility nowhere else attained." George Washington's Last Portrait Just Discovered It may not be art, or even a good likeness, but the portrait of George Washington reproduced above is historically important because it is the last one known to have been made of him from life. Its date is 1799, the year of Washington's death, and it was executed in crayon color by Dr. Elisha C. Dick, a physician who attended Washington during his last illness and who marked a clock at Mt. Vcrnon to show the exact moment of the First President's death. The portrait, executed on the back of a parchment certificate of membership in a Masonic lodge to, which both Washington and Dr. Dick belonged, recently was discovered in Alexandria, Va. , : ; Dirigible Akron *-.W-« W\'^^, Huge Ship Breaks Loose From Mooring Post Early Monday LAKEHUEST, N. J.—A rudder of the navy dirigible Akron was broken off Monday morning as the giant craft broke loose from the rear handling gear and scraped the ground in a full quarter turn in the light north wind. The dirigible was being prepared for a .flight w,ith a Congressional Inspection Committee when the accident occurred 1 . The inspection,trip was indefinitely postponed. Reports said that the fabric of the Akron's stern was torn, leaving a wide gap in the ships side. Flood Threatens Near Yazoo City Five Miles of Highway Covered and Rains Continue Falling YAKOO CITY, Miss.-(/P)-From six to 24 inches of water covered the five- mile stretch of brick road running north and parallel with the Yazoo river and forming a part of the state highway. Rain aggregating 2.81 inches fell in Yazoo City during- the past 24 hours and heavy clouds foreshadowed continued rains though the night, Saturday, The water that poured over the highway following the continual rains during the past week, climaxed by that of Saturday night, washed great gaps bug levee that had been thrown up to protect the highway, causing considerable damage to this important trunk line. A state highway official said it would be impossible to protect this stretch until the water had eceded. Special deputies were placed on guard to restict traffic over the highway to through traffic. A rise of four-tenths foot was registered on the river guage this morning, making the reading 32 feet, or seven feet over flood stage. This was followed by a fall of one-tenth during the day. W. N. Sticklin, veteran of many floods and keeper of the bridge, said thtut additional rains would cause a furthe rise. Most of the residents of that section across the river known as Jonestown were leaving their homes Sunday. Mrs. M. R. Gibson Is Buried Sunday Aged Pioneer Resident of County Dies at Fort Worth, Texas Funeral services an burial for Mrs. Mattie R. Gibson, who died at Fort Worth, Texas, Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon, Rev. O. J. Wade of Texarkana, in charge of the services. Mrs. Gibson was the mother of John S. Gibson, local druggist and two other sons, Finley of Louisville, Ky., and Arthur of Little Rock. One daughter, Mrs. G. E. Cameron of Fort Worth, Tex. She was umong the pioneers of Hempstead county, having lived for many years three miles south of Hope on the Spring Hill road. FLAPPER ^ANNY SAYS: HIP. U. ii. HAT, OFF. UN. (Bob) Berry Bulletins LITtLE ROCK.-(/p)-Noticcs of petition* to consolidate school districts must btt tited 30 days b«ft*c action.by the board of educaMWi, >< the Supreme Court ruled "" affirming Millar county .. courts dismissal of n petition- the Texarkana special seVOjfo, d)*- trict its consolidate' wlthv tft»e* . Highway CommlDtlon has Win called to Meet next Monday to'irtfi- sldcr the question of refeundlnjr old road district debts and othtr highway matters. •• MALONE, N. Y.-(/P)-S«ate police said .here Monday that they had a statement from Harry H. Blagdcn, upper Sarance Lake Camp operator, In which he admitted he hart gone away voluntarily and had not been kidnaped. Blagden turned .up in • Cleveland last week after having been missing from home for several days, 11 Candidates For Tuesday -h Veteran Member of Streets Department Succumbs at Noon Monday R. N. (Bob) Berry, 68, veteran em- ploye of Hope's department of city streets, dropped dead at his home on South Banner street at noon Monday. He was believed the victim of a heart attack or a v stroke of apoplexy. Although complaining of indigestion, he had worked part of the day, but returned home to lie down. His daughter, Mrs. Lee Ellis, arranged the divan for him, but returning to the room a moment later found he had toppled to the floor dead, Mr. Berry is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Ellis, of this city, and Mrs. B. O. Burt, of Harrisburg, Pa. Funeral arrangements are being held up pending word from the daughter in h'arrisburg as to when she will arrive home. Mr. Berry lived most of his life in Waldo, Columbia county, and Hope. He came to Hope many years ago and was originally in the transfer business, before joining the city government Municipal Judge Hears Mapy Cases Monday's Docket Occupies Judge Gentry Entire Morning Municipal Judge U. A. Gentry heard a lengthy police docket unfold in a busy session of Hope Municipal Court at the city hall Monday morning. > A. W. Cobb was fined $100 and costs for alleged possession' of liquor for sale, on a city charge; and was bound dyer in $500 bond to the April grand jury on a state charge accusing him of making a sale. The city fine was appealed to circuit court. O. D. Middlebrooks and R. H. Tunstall, well known south couiity farmers; were fitted,$5 each orir a simple assault .charge arising out of 'a fist in Hope. •; > ',£..'''«;.».".":..'^.,"'."TiV^' •;.• •' Homan • Powell, Robert Pattersor and John Trotter were fined $10 anc costs each for drunkenness. Garland Neal, arraigned on a charge of disturbing the peace, was fined $5 Leonard Brown was tried for petit larceny, but was acquitted. tmu prefer the cling variety of loaches. Levee Gives Way Near Garland City Further Strengthening to Hold Back Red River Waters Sought TEXARKANA.-A 60 or 70-foot segment of the levee holding the rising waters of Red river, 10 miles south of Garland City, gave way and slipped into the river Sunday, according to reports received from the flooded sections by R. V. Hall, engineer. The break in the levee had been expected several days by government engineers and surveyors sent from Monroe, La., to aid' in plans to save it. The segment cast into the river represents about half of a weak part of the levee, the whole of which was expected to be broken by early in the week. Reports received by the district engineer said the river had not plunged into the lowlands but many acres would be flooded in the event the entire weak segment gives way. Although government experts arc studying the situation with the idea of building a half mile loop behind the weakened sections of the river, little can be done at present on account of the water-soaked condition of the land which makes construction virtually impossible. Hall naid he would leave early Monday for the floo.ded ieclions to plan further strengthening of the levees. Roads in that section were reported to be impassable, Pearce Escapes Withlife Term Charles Pearce Faces Trial v on Murder Charge February 29 LITTLE ROCK.7-Don Pearce, Pine Bluff locomotive -enginere, Saturday was convicted by a jury in First Division Circuit Court of first degree murder. Punishment was fixed at life imprisonment in the state penitentiary. The verdict was returned after th? jury deliberated about an hour and 15 minutes. Don Pearce smiled 'as the jury returned the verdict and Charles L. Pearce, former linotype operator of the Gazette, indicted jointly with Don for killing of James E. Chappie, cashier of the Gazette, appeared well pleased with the verdict. "You did all you could," Don Pearce told his attorneys, Maurice Reinberger and Walter A. Isgrig. "I am well satisfied." He embraced the attorneys. Don Pearce and his brother were indicted on January 12 in connection with the shooting of Mr. Chappie who was wounded fatally on the morning of January 9, while trying to save the Gazette pay roll from an armed robber. Don Pearce contended that after he reached Little Rock on the night of January 8, he had been riding around with his brother, Charles, and that he did not know what had happened until the following day, when he awoke at the Missouri Pacific railroad station. Charles Pearce faces trial on February 29, in connection with the murder. He sat through all the trial, except when state attorneys had objected 10 the presence of Charles and his wife in the courtroom. Lait-Mifiiite Canvass for Votes Under Way Here Monday ONE Two-Man Races for Attorney, and in Wards Two and Three Here's a picture of one Dollar, She's Diana Dollar, young and modish daughter of ft. Stanley Dollar, steamship magnate,'and* the'camera clicked is she arrived in New York from Europe the other day. Like the beret? Murray Declares, Himself Candidate Hands Out Statements Announcing He Wants to Be Nominee OKLAHOMA CITY.-(/P)-Governor "William H. Murray Sunday; announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination ' for president. He made the announcement in a brief statement at the /governor's mansion, where newspapermen were •called to meet him a' noon. ':'.'.;"" ./'• ;•• * .". .v;' Wearing a black slouch hat pulled Caraway Kinsman Faces Liquor Count Brother of Arkansas Sena* tor Posts $1000 Bond for Appearance in Court WEAVERLY, Tenn.—(#)—Walter E. Wyatt, brother of Senator Hattie Caraway, of Arkansas, entered a formal plea of not guUty Mpnday on charges of violating the national prohibition laws, but waived preliminary hearing before United States Commission? 1 '' Simpson. He furnished a $1000 bond for his appeerance in Federal court in Nashville on the second Monday in March. "Let's have some Paraguay tea. It's good for auto intoxication." He led newspaper men to a smal room in the mansion where they were served tea while the governor relatet stories of South America, where he unsuccessfully attempted to establish an American colony several years ago . Characteristically, the fiery executive, who returned, from South America penniless in 1929 and hitch-hiked his way through his campaign, declared he will make no trades, form no 'combination,. nor compromise on any principle for delegates or for the nomination." , "If successful, my hands will be free of baneful . influences," he said, feel reasonably certai nof the election if nominated, but if not nominated,*! shall have escaped a herculean task and an awful responsibility and thereby won a longer life than by assumption of the burdens of their great and responsible office." "Now that you arc a candiatc, suppose you will speak in line with your, platform at four speeches you will make in Indiana next week," a correspodcnt suggested. "I'll say what I please," Murray replied. "If they don't like it, all right, I'll, have a bushel of fun." Leaving here Monday afternoon Murray will speak at Indianapolis, Monticello, Marion and Gary, then return to Indianapolis for a state Democratic convention. Thousands of letters have come to him from all parts of the nation urging him to run because he was favorably advertised "among the grass roots" voters "to such an extent that It would require $5,000,000 for any other man nominated by the party to be made so favorably known among the rank and file of voters who elect tickets,"' the announcement said. . 'I am not over-excited about victory in the convention, for the reason that if the people dp not shake trem- selyes into activity sufficently to attend the party caucus, or precinct convention, when called, selfish politicians and flunkeys pf the great interest will control them and in turn will elect delegates tp the county convention and from it, to the state and national conventions. The ele- ment'that controls the precinct caucus will control the national convention.' "I take this step," the statemen concluded, "only out of consideration of a profound sense of duty to the great middle class and the UtUe man, for on one else seems to care to chain pion their cause." - < Fmhman Coach Directs Stanford's Track Team STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal.(£»)(y<P)A prolonged illness which ha kept "Dink" Templeton, track coach in bed since November, has placed th< coaching burden on Bill Ellington. Ellington, using a coaching techni que learned from books, is getting the track and field men in shape for early meets. Templeton is able to assist only with verbal instructions from his bedside. Ellington has had marked succ as freshman coach. Polling. Places Polling places for the city election.'Tuesday have been announced as follows,by the Democratic city central committee: , 'Ward .Oni—One door south of Hotel Barlow on Elm street. • Ward Two—Frisco station. Ward Three—Service Station 556. Ward Four—Cltl hall, Candidates entered in the-city election which is t% be held Tuesday began a last-minute scramble for votes early Monday morning—and the campaign came to life after weeks of lit:le excitement. , This is an "off-year" election in the city, with the mayor, municipal judge, and half the aldermen, holding over lorn last year. '*' < 11 for Alderman 4 There are 11 candidates for alderman, with one from each 'of'the four wards to be chosen. A two-man race appears in the> contest for city at r torney, with W< S. Atkins, incumbert, opposed by Pat Casey. The city clerk Fred Webb, seeking re-election, is unopposed. Absentee ballots for citizens who will be out of the ,city Tuesday must be obtained from County Clerk Arthur Anderson- at the courthouse in Wash- in person, or by letter .r*-.?.*A *• -* i.«v.to-jfc->- \. r "from the city «il*rk, but bejjinnlng a year ago such ballots were placed under authority of the county clerk. • , Hot Ward Campaigns The hottest campaigns are being waged in the aldermanic races, witt four men seeking the council pos from Ward One; Dr. Don Smith, veteran member of the council, refusec to run for re-election. His place is being sought by the following: Roy Anderson, insurance man; Lex Helms salesman; E. G, Coop, transfer operator;' and Bennle Benton,: departmen store bookkeeper. In Ward Twp,,fRoy Stephenson, incumbent seeking re-election is opposed by L. A. Keith; jeweler, Ward,Three al^o"presents a two-man race, with Th^P, Will, incumbent opposed by Si'P/Huntley, former veteran justice 'of the peace. . There are three candidates in Ward Four: Ira Halliburton, seeking re-election; Clyde Monts, produce and seed store proprietor; and A. M. McKamcy railroad man, Body of Professor Is Buried in Snow Skiis Entangled in Trees as He Tries to Escape Snow Slide LONGMIRE, Wash. — (ff>) — Rescue parties digging into tons of snow left by an avalanche early Sunday found the body of Richard Pearce, young University qf Washington professor who was caught while hiking with friends in Ranier national park. With his skiis entangled in a small tree, he apparently had been running away from the Approaching slide. The slide, CMtting a path 50 feet wide swept down upon the group of five, a mile and a hall from Paradise Inn. Charles McDonald, a university senior of Seattle, was also caught in the swirling snow, but struggled free ifter being knocked down. The hikers, led by Pierce, were ;kiing into Paradise valley, a.t 25-foot intervals behind him were McDonald and three other students, Leroy Limes of Council Bluff, la., Palmer Koons of Spokane, and Earl Montgomery of Seattle. Under Masarna Ridge the slide broke loose several hundred yards above them and thundered downward, Pearce was unable to outrun' it and Mas entangled in his skiis and the tree. McDonald, fighting his way free, rushed on to Paradise Inn to notify park officials while the others dug tor their companion. Under the leadership of Chief Ranger John Qftyls, i&e searchers worked into the night with flares wid torches to find the body. Pearce, wh« w«s ?8 years old, graduated from th.e school of architecture at the university, w$th a brilliant .ecord in l$g§. Hjp became an instructor and later wa* advanced to full professorship. Hoover's Choice Selected by President 'Hoover as the new assistant secretary of the treasury, James H. Douglas; above; 6f Chicago, awaits confirmation by the Senate. Serving under, Ogden Mills, he will-succeed Arthur ".Ballantine, who has been promoted to undersecretary. Export of Cotton Again Increases American Supply Is Whittled Down by Growing Shipments MEMPHIS.—(U. S. Department Agriculture)—The cotton market, during the period February 13th to 19th witnessed,, more activity than for several weeksrpas? jwtyh quotations February 19th about 35 points higher than thsoe February llth (Febl 12 most markets cloied improved*wlth almost all grades ana lengths of staple inquired for. The volume of actual - transactions was comparatively large with business mostly confined to prdmpt shipments Holders of raw cotton were said to continue persistent in withholdinf their stocks 'fro mmarket at presen price levels. Average price middling 7-8 inch compiled from the quotations of'the ten designated ^arkets February 19th was 6,64c compared with 6.23c February llth and 10.20c February a year ago. : - •-'•'•• v Reported sales by the ten markets for the past week amounted to 148,29! bales compared; with 106,132 the previous week and 85,621 fro the like week a year ago; , . According to the "Bureau of 'the Census there were consumed in the United States during the six months ending January- 31st, 2,631,272 bales, compared with 2,460,250 the corresponding period in 1931. The decrease in the apparent supply- of American cotton remaining in the U. S. from January 1st to February. 1st this season . amounted to about 1,300,000 bales, compared with a decrease of 969,000 bales during same period last season, and on February 1st this year the apparent; supply in the U, S. amounted to 15,700,000 bales against 11,700,000 a year earlier. Exports continue to gain over the figures of the previous year, and to February 19th amounted to about 5,500,000 bales against 4,800,000 a year ago, According to the N. V. Cotton Exchange, world consumption of American cotton from August 1st to January 31st this season amounted to about 6,000,000 bales, compared with 5,400,000 a year ago for the like period ' Hope Party Attend Victory Celebration District and Post Com manders and Wives Visit Hot Springs A party of five from Hope attended. a victory celebration of the American Leagion in Hot Springs Sunday. Those to go from Hope were: Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Hamm, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Stringer and Mrs. Burger Jones. Mr. Hamm is commander of District No. 12, which comprises several counties in Southwest Arkansas. Mr. Stringer is post commander of the local post. FIRES^ Activitie,lr7 eral dasNT . 1 4 Some shfells fellv dentialareaswhcro' ers had refused.io'^ri ft'was teired^H Vilians *er e , killed*!* was so heavy. ;that not get to the' — borhood of tfife J«| the' 'flames spreadf$ stood helpless,, Vl «3jf$j& The bombardment began i the Chinese Infantry/ hadf backup an attempt 1 the Japanese, posit __ Late Monday night,thi:i going'on with neither W great advantage."; *£$ There was not a" reported in the -Wo of Credit I Says 1 tend Small-. /toBiflf- •*43i s Three in Race for Polk County Judge Ark.— Four candidates for the democratic nomination for county judge of folk county have been announced. Former Judge A. E. Wear and Marfc F. Qlney are both seeking the place, along with W. U P«rker and Harrison Thompson. For sheriff- collector there ars tteee arndJ4»tes— W. E. Jones of Potter, John W. Oar- key of Hatton. and Frank Pearson of Federal Resjerve .day after. Senator uuus.c the administration had 4 at., create an- impression' that i could not'benefit uhder r ifsl ., The Virginia Democrat sald : ' ministraton was" back of ajjj •have Senate and House confic tend to bg-bonks the provlsio Glass-Stea^U; bill .exp""' L " 1 * ing for small .banks, alt! section of the measure institutions,to have full ad the new credit facilities. Glass aaidj that under tl , vision of • the bill, a group| banks, regardless of capitalist receive benefits of the "credits sion. This, he explained, was.i ed'for large-batiks in cohur—' Industrial/centers, ' Under th.e second provii ual banks! with' capitalized ceeding $?.000,000, can" credit benefits, Glass not*. "The second'provision for small banks so detached i mercial centers; that they ; ^ a disadvantage in recejv.,._. modations by not being able a group as: provided under thi provision," he said. '" >"The administration is trying J ... for the big banks the pro vision 1 'ay edly intended at the White HmiseA ference for the small banks, ' i Sunday the administration was ported behind the Senate; wording,' became apparent that President HI ver and his his advisors weje-s that this limitation be removed grpund that only banks with ca; ization below $2,000,000 would be ed, Glass said. Glass plans to call Senate and conferees to compose the differences between their bills Tuesday, with, ~ view to submitting a report to gress for final action before/ thp of the week. ( James S, Steel to Quit Law Practical Jwriit Will Reraove.toJ LockesJburg to Make Future Home DE QUEEN—Judge >«ines S of DeQueen at the conclusion of February term of Circuit Court, npunced his retirement from law PW* tice and is removing to Lockesburf with his sister, Mrs. E. E, WbJ^n, Judge Steel was born in Sevier coiuir ; . ty in 1850, and began law practice here in 1875. He served in the state lp) * lature in 18T9> was prosecuyag torney pf the Ninth Judicial Ciri from 1898 to 1903 and citcuit jy from 1902 to 1910 and again from to 1923. Since his retirement from Judge Steel has engaged in law, prac"- ^f tice in DeQueen in partnership """ E. K. Edwards. Judjje T. Q. father of Judge J S. Steel, a judge of the Eighth Judicial in 1873, before the f<tf<»9tiQO_<rf Ninth circuit, wd Jud of Ashdowft, son of J. present judge of the Ninth

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