tin Mil Americans Deny Nine Power Treaty Should Be Revised Japan Claims China Unable to Maintain Order Under Rules BORAH ASKS OPINION Stimson Reports Observance of Treaties Would Have Avoided Trouble WASmNGTptf.-(/P)-Anierica stood firmly Wednesday behind its open door policy in China and disputed Japan's claim th*V! ttic ftifie power treaty should bo revised,, 'becaUsc China was not able to maintain order. In an open letter to Chairman Borah of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary Stimson said that observance of these treaties , would have avoided the present Sino- Japenesc situation and that no evidence had come to this government that a compliance with them would have Interferred with the protection of all legitimate foreign , rights in China. The sccrcary of slate in a several thousand word communication filled With a detailed background, pronounced America's policy in the Far East difficulties as one squarely behind the open door policy and the 'nine power treaty, under which that policy was subscribed to by the principal powers. This letter was in response to Borah.'s request for an opinion as to *SC* whether .eohditions in China indicated inapplicability or ineffectiveness v of the nine power treaty and whethet4t 'dpMi'nttdifl^atlon. ^ , • . •••«•. ' r Search Conducted F«rF •>$•» f W'*? Air' Man, Reported Kid- naped, Once Lived in Texarkana ST. LOUIS.-(;p)—Mrs. Elsie O'Brino, wife pf Forrest O'Brine, holder of the unofficial endurance flight record, called police to her hotel Tuesday and told them her husband had been kid- naped by a woman, who dragged him into an automobile when he met her by appointment in front of the hotel.. A city detective later talked to Mrs. O'Brinc and quoted her as saying her husband merely deported early Tuesday in an automobile with a woman. The detective said Mrs. O'Brine explained she "became exqtted" and called police. "It was just a mis take," Mrs. O'Brino said. She said she docs not know where O'Brlnejis. In her story to police earlier in the (i'ay Mrs. O'Brine said her husband received a telephone call from a woman who insisted on seeing him, She related she accompanied her l^usbund to the street to meet the woman. An automobile drove up to the curb, the woman throwing the door open. As O'Brine stepped forward to address the woman, Mrs, O'Brino told police, he was seized by the coat collar and drawn into the car. She said •she grabbed her husband's coat, but was thrown to the sidewalk as the automobile was driven rapidly away ill) O'Brino in it, the flier's wife with O'Brien in it, the flier's wife O'Brinc Once In Texarkana TEXARKANA-Forest O'Brine, ccn- tral figure in a "kidnaping" case in St. Louis Tuesday, js a former Texarkana resident, having served as Texarkana, Texas, motorcycle officer about 10 years ago, O'Brien and Dale Jackson set ,a new endurance (light record in 1930. Jackson later was killed in an airplane crash, HOPE, ARKANS eteCitv Vdte Comes to Grief Early in Attempt At a New Distance JPIyifig Record Financial Reverses Blamed For Suicide No Inquest Held in Case of W. A. Martin of Fort Smith FORT SMITH—W. A. Martin, aged 57, killed himself Tuesday (afternoon by firing two bullets through his brian. His body was found on a vacant lot near his home on Irving cti'oet. Prosecuting Attorney Chester Holland accompanied officers, who investigated, and said there would be no inquest, ,• Mrs. W, L. 'Pence, neighbor, found the body. Financial reverses and three deaths in hie family within the pftst year are said to have caused his susjUte. when told of his brother's act, f§m Martin, cd Fprt Smith said he had "been expecting this a long time," Besides the brother, : Mr Martin is survived by two so«S,- Charles and) Wilt Martin, both of St. Louis, end a daughter of Fort Smith. Attempt at Long Air Trip Failure Browne Plane Is Forced Down at Boston on 5,400-Mile Flight BOSTON— (iP)— An attempt by Nate C. Browne, former army pilot; and EdwarckJ^uJdowney of Scranton, Pa., •jffiinanclal backer, to set r jine flight record by* mak- >St0p hop from Old Orchard to Buenos Aires ended with a morccd.landing, than two hours after loplane, the Lone Star, . the hard packed beach irdiand headed south, the m at the Boston alrpor$ O controls, nor MuldbWney who rode behind him, was'injured and, although visibly disappointed. Browne announced they would try again as soon as repairs could be made. Twenty minutes after .passing Boston and while at sea several miles, from the shores of Cape Cod, Browne noticed that something had .gone wrong with one of his cylinders. The plane, burdened with more than 1,000 gallons of fuel, lost altitude rapidly until the craft.was within a few feet of the waves. . "It was a close call," Browne said. "I had to decide quickly what to do. It was clear wo couldn't continue so we dunified between 600 and 700 gallons of gasoline overboard and headed back to Boston." To have been successful in their [light the men would have to. have Broken the record set last summer by Russell Boardman <of Brooklinc and John Polando of ,Lynn who flew from Boston to Istanbul, a distance of sllght- iy vcr 5,000 miles. The direct line distance from Old Orchard Btach to Buenos Aires is 5,400 miles. Man Begins 55th Year, Undertaker J. A. Pence of Conway Claims State's Record 'in That Business CONWAY, Ark.-(/P)-Claiming the title of Arkansas' oldest undertaker, J. A. Pence has begun his 55th year in business here. Attracted by a stray copy of the Arkansas Traveler, then published in Conway by the novelist Opie Reed, Mr. Pence left his Virginia home for Conway in 1878, He stayed after he arrived. Mrs. Pence is 77 years old. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS; HCQ. U. il. PAT. OFF. New City Llrteup ,,,, Hope's government; for the, itiul nicipal year beginning 1 in April, "ail f determined by Tuesday's Dtefl cratlc primary, equivalent We tlon, will be as fellows': Mayor, John Vesey; treasurer,; JV W. Harper; city'clerk, Fre'd Webfei municipal Judgft' U. A. GfefttfjFf city attorney, W. S. 'Atkinsj,alde& men, Ward One ft. L. (Bob) QM4 nell and Roy Anderson;, Ward Twoj;, Luther Garner a,nd L. A. KeMf Ward Three, W. A, Lewis and thcot' P. Witt; Ward Four, Charles 8.'' Taylor and Ira Halliburton. ''-, ' v N%'e:Brown>d,Kisfihip Experiment Farm Plans Completed Here Fourth Annual Spring Visiting Day The fourth annual spring visiting day will bo held at the University of Arkansas.Frult.and Truck Branch Experiment Station Friday, March 18, G, W. Ware, .assistant ..director, in charge, announced , Wednesday. : A most timely', nd 'instructive' program has been . arranged; including demonstrations in pruning and .spraying, fruit trees and, .DJ^nt,- setting, landscape gardening, home 'improvement,' soil preparation, plant growing, seed treatment and cover- crops,' by the leading agriculturists of the state, Dean Dan T. GraV and Prifessors J. R, Cooper, Martin Nelson and 'D. G. Carter of the College of Agriculture; ancj Miss Connie J. Bonslagel,, Miss Ella Poscy, J. L, Wright and W. G. Amstein of the Agricultural Extension. Service, have been obtained to make Visiting Day a profitable one. In addition, E, B. Whitaker of the Cotton Branch Station, and J. L. Hiler and Sam Dameron of the Fruit and Truck Branch Station, and a large number of county farm agents and agricultural teachers will be present to give the latest results of the various ex-' periments. Much of the day will be spent studying the various results of the different experiments with Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, tomatoes, grapes, other fruit? and field crops. All interested persons, including the high school students, are urged to bring their dinner and spend the day. This meeting will afford a wonderful opportunity to swap ideas with the best farmers of the stpte and study the a Host farm practices. fat Casey itii ForCityAttorne) f-fV v-rlmi-n- *^ 3ft Halliburton, Witt, Aiwtef son and Keith Elected i Aldermen STEPHENSON L0&|" Incumbent Front Wi Two Defeated in Close Two-Man Race '4- W. S. Atkins defeated 6^ Pat Casey for city attorney, 445, votes to 346, In a Democratic city primary Tuesday which saw only one out of four fa* cumbents fail of re-election. ,/ j Halliburton High Man ' Ira Halliburton and Theo f, Witt, aldermanlc running mates .of Mr. A& kins, also came through. Mr. HaUlburf ton topping all candidates/ with 500 votes out of the total of 788 cast Tuesday.' 1 * In Ward Two, Roy Stephenson, seeking re-election,' went down before L. A. Keith, jeweler, making his first Sow in politics, by a margin,Of 1W Ites, 444 to 344. , ,' 1 ^ ,/Jn Ward One, where four, candidates ought the\aldermanic^ppst vacated ^•All o*the twtf-man races were'close on partial returns from the' four wards, but the complete unofficial count showed majorities in each'in- stance of approximately. 100 votes. Atkins polled 445 against 340 for Casey, a margin of 105. There was an even 100 votes difference in Keith's defeat of Stephenson, in Ward Two. Witt won over S. F. Huntley in Ward Three by 447 to 338, a margin of 109. Fred Webb,.unopposed for re-elec-] lion. asV city clerk, polled the maximum votes of the election, 788, ' Voting for aldermen was city-wide, with one to be chosen from each 'of the four wards. •' „ Atkins Carries 3 Wards In the.attorney's .race, Atkins carried three of the four wards, Casey head- Ing him off 60 to 56 in the letter's home precinct, Ward Four. However, the struggle was exceedingly close In Ward One, largest in the city, where the count-was 143 for Atkins to 140 for Casey. Halliburton, Anderson and Keith carried every ward in their aldermanic triumphs. Witt, successful candidate tor the post in Ward Three, swept, three precincts but dropped a. close decision to Hunley in Ward Two, Where the. count stood Huntley 131, Witt 129. docs not make waist. New York Sheriff Taken From Office Gov. Roosevelt Removes County Officer After Investigation ALBANY, N. Y.—(#)—Gov. Roosevelt Wednesday removed from office Sheriff Thomas M, Fnrley, district leader of Tammany Hall's kyestone unit because he was dissatisfied with Farley's explanation of income deposits of J390,OOQ in a «afe|y deposit box while the salary of the office was only $15,000 nnually. The charges were detevolped and j brought before the governor by Sam- I uel Seabury, counsel to the 'legislative I committee investigating the city's ad| ministration. LaFayette Court Tries^ui2Days Prosecuting Attorney Alford Praises Speed of Lewisville Jury Panel Millard Alford, prosecuting attorney of the Eighth judicial district, arrived in Hope Tuesday night from Lewis, villc, accompanied by Attorney Ned Stewart of that city. ' Mr. Alford has just completed the spring term of LaFayette circuit court, handling nine cases Monday and Tuesday—believed to be a two-day record for criminal practice in this section. The prosecuting attorney was high in his praise of the LaFayette county jury panel at this term. All trials resulted in quick decisions—and it was one of the few court terms on record in which there, were no hung juries. .Candidate W/CHy Attorney- G, Pat^asey J.« W.S.Atftihs f« City Clerk- 1 "Fred Webb ..... fW AJfemua , War* DIMS- ' E. G.doop Roy Andersdn .....^ Bennie Benton ' L&e Helms *For Aldettaan • Wwd Two- Roy Stephenson ... L. A. Keith .... Ward ' Waro!K Wai-d Waftf v 6n« Twa-»-w _ Thfoc Jtyfur 'Total 140 98V f * '4% 60 840 143 163, j 88 56 '416 < '">>'-.. 282 262 129 115 788' 48 42 8 22 120 127 124 92 58 ,401 28 4? 8 5 88 73 44 '20 25 162 : t 110 128 5l 53 '344 171 >185 76 62 , 444 S. P. Huntley ... Theo P. Witt - For Alderman ' ' < Ward Four— Ir& Halliburton .... 'Clyde Mohts ...*. A. iM. McKamey 122 . 131 35 60 338 160 129 94 ^ 64 447 189 155 88 68 600 80 87 33 39 239 10 18 8 7 43 Strawberry Crop Is Planned Here 75 of J50 Acres Already Pledged, Homer Pigg Announces Enough strawberry plants for 150 acres of this truck crop may be placed with Hempstead county farmers, accoding to plans which are now being completed. If this much acreage is secured, the farmers may secure the plants with a crop mortgage. W. Homer Pigg and the agricultural department of the Missouri Pacific railway have made arrangements for this financing. lilbnaXmrmers may be in 'the."plant to provide the minimum acreage. * t " %u "f A final meeting will be held at the city hall' Saturday, February 27, at 1:30 p.'mj for the purpose of pledging the - remaining 75 acres/and for answering any questions in regard to this movement. . , Nashville farmers have already pledget! 130 acres or more,, under the leadership of Bert Johnson,' orchardist and 'truck crop manager. 'With both counties growing large quantities of strawberries it is expected that additional buyers can be attracted to this section. , •'•: It has been pointed out that this: year is especially desirable for the planting of this crop. Plants are unusually low now; and many of the plants set out by growers in former years, were lulled in the drouth of 1930. Hope and Nashville are strategically located for the marketing of this.pro- duct, since, local berries reach the market just after the South Ijauisiana crop has been shjpped, and jusrfeefore the North Arkansas berries are ready for market. Contract Let For Barlow Oil Depot Wilkerson Oil Co. Leases Building for Third and Elm Street* Contract "was let Tuesday by John D, Barlow and the. Wilkerson Oil company of Shreveport for the large new service station Mr. BaHow announced at Third and Elm streets recently. Mr. Barlow purchased the property some time ago fromathe Hatch <*«Ute, and 1^'building-tWrTstatibn for^the Wilkerson.Oil comp«ny:,>ssees. f • D.T.YWeaver, local architect, prepared the'puu4 «nAMeadows'& Hut- m 5 $230, while the plumbing to Elbert Jonejr&r $421, total contract 13,574 oxcluMve/'of the equipment, which will be furnished T>y the oil company.-, ' . . .. ,»t . There were seven bidders on the general contract,' and threej each ;on the electrical and plumbing sub-contracts. ''' '' ' Farmer Killed in WhiskyStillRaid Prohibition Officer Claims He Shot 18»Year-Old Youth in Self Defense HARRISON.—(>P)—Walter Kilburn, 18, fanner, was killed by a prohibition agent J. W. LecUjetter, during a still raid new FindaU, Searcy county, Tuesday night. Ledbetter claimed he shot in spy defense. Rooming House Is Destroyed By Fire Three Have Close Call as Structure Burns at Arkadelphia ARKADELPHIA — The 22-room frame hotel building of the W, P. Owens estate, operated by Zach Con- nelj, burned Tuesday morning, with allthc furniture. Loss was estimated at 16,500. The house was insured for HOOO. There was no insurance on the furniture. i, Three men rooming upstairs narrowly espaped with their lives. Two had to jump and another gained the front porch and slid down a post. A m«»n named Atkins was burned sever- ly on the neck and back. Another suf- t'pred a badly cut hand when ho smashed a window to make exit. There were 12 persons in the house, including the family. 'Mrs. Connell said the blaze originated in the kitchen. The Fire Department saved two residences nearby. The home of C. C, Orr was scorched and the roof damaged. The home of Jay Hardage was damaged slightly. Several electric light poles were burned. ' QI ri _ Peoples Union , Form Group at STAMPS— The member? of Stamps and Bradley YouAg Peoples Union* were guests of the Lewisvillt grgun- i^atfons recently. They m,et to get more efficiently organized. Ujitil recently l\ was knowa as the Epw.ortn Ljague. The Br^JJey afld LewisviUe mewib.ei-s were inyited to be the a sotiinl to be given soon, Given Landscaping Pat Cleburne Chapter U. D. C. Plants I5Q Shrubs at Washington Sponsored by the Ifat'Clcburn chapter U, D. C., Mrs. Edgar Briant, president and .Mrs. J. A. Henry, chairman 'of the committee, more than a dozen people from Hope motored to Washington Tuesday afternoon bearing 50 shrubs, They met. with people from Fulton and Washington on the grounds of the, Civil war Memorial Capitol where for thp first time in its exis, tcnce of more than one hundred years 'the grounds were landscaped and planted in shrubs, according to,plans drawn by George Ware, manager of the Experiment station. Approximately 65 shrubs were planted around the building with a background - of Lombardy populars and grouping of shrubs at each comer. A cherry tree was also planted, harmonizing with the, George Washington bicentennial program. Special thanks were due W. M. Hart, Washington) Berry and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Carpenter, of Texarkana, and the many women of Hope and Washington for shrubs; the C, E, Royston chapter in Fulton which donated two handsome shrubs honoring Mrs. C. E. Royston who has been the president of the Fulton chapter for many years; and all the Washington people, especially Lee Holt and Mr. Dudney; and George Ware, Mississippi County Plans to Retrench Salary. Cuts and Reduction* in Employe! to Be Recommended BLVTHEVIl.iLB— (£>)—A drastic retrenchment program for Mississippi county was outUned Tuesday by citizens and members of an economy committee that met at Wilson. The report will not be released officially until Friday, when the full committee of 33 meets in Osceola with the Executive Committee o| the County Taxpayer* 4woc»ation. Some of the measures which it was said were jeconwifRded Tuesday however, were voluntary 29 ner cent salary reduction* for gU couQty officials, and e.taiwtian,, : oOw offices of several ^PjffrjfaiMJpgif rT"P*y agents ,. . . ... , *•-''>... - '-.- • .,,Js * ,f"% ' China Asks Arms Cut ?*.& of Leaf tie* at GenevA er vu*-i*»v*k—\n/—wmjiiiei .Buii^nsifcbcu »rcr proposals for limitation of arm'anlents to the world disarmament conferenc^' in published form Tuesday;. 1 /,., rf The proposals suggested, ttitai r national forces 6f the 'viriotis , tries be, fixed according tent 6f territory In'each- population, the length arid naturelof its frontiers, its'facilities. for lahdj sea, and aerial c6mmunlcatohs;-,'MS' degree of securty against-exteifnll aggression and its national resources.. Most of the, day'StJfesslon was; given over* to hearing the prdDOsals' ofrfep-, reseniatives of-several Soufte'Cenfral' American countries. v- ^ * Joe/Floyd 1 j , ^ Appeal j>mT JT-, ^ifj- New Secretary-Manager Makes Statement to ' Membership „, > t Joe R. Floyd, new* secretary^mana^ ger of,Hope Chamber of Commerce,"issued ,his firsti-public statement to, the membership 1 Wednesday:" "Why shoula.'Hope have a of commerce? ^Doubtless tl™ tion has arisen in the minds*of of our chlzens. during the -RJ months, abd^onstdering the;de „ conditionib"f£t»usinesB-of all WnW-lt U quitevj^iral fliatj people would manager of tflfe chamberpot I'do not und&-est1inae~ln< ' <'-*y$$ *%&m v N< Japan's on 'su 'ednesday and ap ing time tuMlfli* ary J-t and tral au f-Pviii •where mt hewed ,_ 'Ihtematid th'atC not ties tofbe itiJU fit*nv£t\JtyfB^ ^UCGCt J 'wninjBMi* j • «f "commerce mowCtHet^; f 2 ,»«««;MVB"J«tU»»~. rjffthoroughly " conv an Active cha "~ than ever before* >' , « ( j "-»" ' "Most cities', of %is site, sfrd eveii small towns, are carrying on their chamber of commerce jwork in some 'way. Some, are merely existing and waiting for bette riimes to renew"W tivities while others are taking advantage of then- opportunities and doing a real service for their communities. "During the past few years'- the work of the Hope chamber of commerce, through its many activities, has given our city the reputation of being the bes ttown in Arkansas with a population of less than ten thousand. , s is not only the opinion of our pwn people but of the people elsewhere. You have heard this many times and possibly you think it unnecessary ot repeat it, but the thing I want to emphasize is this: if our activities have been worth while in the past can we afford 1 1 olet up now? /'It ill take full co-operation to secure the maximum results, and the biggest problem I see now is to create a bigger sense of loyalty and confidence in the work. Every individ^ ual in Hope, as well as the mercantile and industrial firms, should* be expected \ to share the responsibilities of any organization whose purpose is to make the opmSnunily a bqtter place in which to live, "The possibilites'of the chamber of commerce are unlimited but the' ac- complisments will be determined argely by the co-operative interest n its activities. It has been reorganized and! will operate on a sound business basis, The board of directors and the secretary solicits any sugges- ions for the betterment of the community and we expect your fullest co-operstion in every way. Recpect- fully, JOE R. FLOYD, Secretary Hope Chamber of Commerce." SJiSSFjn goVe^ent&fp^i ingplane.^0^;|g^ ,*•&-" Ne,w Yorker^L Old Grudge, ' Slay Former SALT of a 30-year-old at about 9:30, % Clifford M. Y. fired gu assinate 'Ernest of the, Bamberger 1 Sheriff, Deputies Admit Rum Plot Missouri Officials Plead Guilty to Concealing Liquor Violations CAPE aiRARDEAU, Mo. - (1?) Sheriff W. F. Robertson of Pemiscot county, four of his deputies and four other men pleaded gMilty in federal court Tuesday to a charge of concealing $nd rffujsjng to give information concerning liquor law violations. Sentence was ^prred until April 11. jispq, chief deputy sheriff irtson and four other nj'en ' fuilty. Their trial was bpgiii immediately, pleaded guilty, besides .. ,.,r^- ^-i Je» Me Anally, Charles Morley, f^e. VanausdsU an4 Clinton Winters, deputy sheriffs, and Dale Perkins, Robert Brooks, Frank Martin and Walter Kwz, all of Peraiscot couftty. BjisidjBs Jesse Johnson the others wJu> wiU stand trial are Luther Ellison, William Heminger, Harry Bailey and PfcMrence Jordan. can cbnpmit—,—,.,„ _,„ mining man-, of Utah.vl was uninjured but,' i pierced the arm of ]*,. employe of the'Salt _„,„ Telegram, near which offipe v ing took place. Main street were thrown into a panic' drew a ,32-caliBer. revolve^ t ed fire—Mr. Bamberge^ flex the newspaper offices after struggle with Crapo. • Ahe grudge is said to ,„.,,„ _ out of losses suffered by Craj) mining stock ventures said ttf .« been sponsored by Mr, Bamberger. The m$n became* frjendj, sq yea., ago, when Crapo was/g. student at A"» ? ., herst College and Bambej'ger; attended^ William College. Crapo was capturejj a few minutes after the'shooting by witjiesses, whj said they saw him, thixjw fte revolver J under a parked' autornobjie' ap'd ^ " tempt to flee down qn; fHfay way. "..t He refused to make eny to police as to the i tack, saying it was between him pnd fifo Berry Funeral to Be Held Thursday Services at First Church With Burial Funeral services for Bej?y, veteran member of •; who died suddenly at his hoiue j east part oi tne city Monday will fee held Thursday afternoon, jap fcSTitom the First ~ " ' " with the Rev. James of fexjfkan*. officiating. Active pall be«r«rs yoll be: Taylpr, Arutbr ton, Frssiik Ward, ftaitey WW' Roy Anderson. Hounrary: Theo p. WiMa M^-Rae. j. W T r '' "
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