Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 26, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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r»; *w$-*» ^'•k%r' •; tor day w«ht ami Saturday, gLUME 88—NUMBER 104 Civil Achievement of Geo. Washington as Great as War Dr. J. L. Cannon Describes American Hero as Keen Business Mind HE BROUGHT ORDER Chaotic Rivalries of State Governments Quelled by President The George Washington of the cherry-tree myth may look good in story-books, but the George Washington of real life commands even more profound respect in the hearts of his countrymen, Dr. J. L. Cannon, pastor of First Methodist church told Hope Hotary club at noon Friday in Hotel Barlow. It was n Washington program celebrating the bicentennial of the birthday of America's founder. "Whether Washington ever owned a cherry-tree, or a hacthct to chop it down with, now seems doubtful to the historian," said the speaker. But We are little concerned' over that. "The fact remains that Washington was perhaps the bes tsurveyor of his time—when surveyors were better paid than any other professional men. And he was a good business man, so that when the Revolution broke out he was regarded as one of the richest, if not the very richest, men in the Colonies. Not a Speech-Maker "Washington did not have all the fine graces of a parliamentarian. He was not happy when making a public address. It is fairly well known that Alexander Hamilton, wrote the few speeches that the founder of our country actually delivered. - "But he was a man of supreme courage and tremendous competence. It was tbe mng*': hojW^fhat^WasWng-, ton had upon all men which enabled, him to attract the leaders of the Colonies 16 the cause of the Revolution, and later, hold them together through the trying period after the war when the loose federation of states was being bound into the permanent republic under the Constitution. "Of the times that try men's souls, I can illustrate by telling you that Washington's men wept hungry and threadbare at Valley Forge not because there were no shoemakers and bakers to supply them—but because the British were willing to pay cash for these things, while all the Revolutionists could offer was promises. And therefore, while their countrymen were laying down their lives for this new nation, many of the stay-at- homcii were selling off bread and clothes to the enemy. 'We rend that at one time Washington put up $267,000 of his private fortune that his soldiers might have bread und clothes. Washington Conquered "The continental congress, weak product of the first federation of states, had no authority to levy taxes. All it could do was call upon the state legislatures for money—and these, quarreling among themselves, refused to make the necessary grant. When the congress was calling for money with which to pay interest on the national debt, the states were busy flouting their on bonds and refusing support to the congress and the Colonial army in the field. At the end of the war there was due 13 million dollars in interest alone on the national debt. "And when the last British soldier had left America, and General Washington came before the congress to surrender his commission, a bare parcel of 20 men were present to receive him. Yet the founder of our nation had the indomitable courage to take this handful of men and fight through our first reconstruction era until he had estbalished a sound gov crnment for tha tnation whose liberty he had just accomplished." Dr. Cannon was presented on a program sponsored by Geo. W. Robison. Favors of Washington hatchets and American flags were distributed to the Rolarians. M. S Kitchens, of the Missouri Pacific Lines, Little Rock; and J. H. Hudgens, of the Texarkana Finance company, Tfi.xerakana. were guests. After Temperamental Akron Misbehaved Before "Comparl" Tossed In a wide arc by a sudden gale, Uncle Sam's biggest airplane—the U. S. S. Akron—was swept loose from its strong moorings at Lakehurst, N. J., with the resultant damage pictured here. -While members of .a Congressional inspection cohgmittce stood by, waiting to fake a ride, they saw the huge sky HrKM-'*' roWfl&sti&illilr.'g fin and -all .extra^oiTftol gondola- lana^cd '^4.,tfta, bottom of the .ship's"-covering fabric ripped off ifi enormous, dangling patche's.'. Several weeks will be required to make the craft^ airworthy again, navy officials said. v Carry-Over Placed at 13,000,000 Bales Four Times Usual Cotton Surplus, Says Farm Board Chairman WASHINGTON - (fl>) — With the planting season for cotton at hand, Chariman Stone of the Farm Board said Thursday indications were that August 1 would see a carry-over of about 13,000,000 bales. "This is about four times the ordinary carry-over," he said. "Let the cotton farmer draw his own conclusions as to how many acres to plant," The board consistently has advocated cotton acreage reduction. The acreage was cut about 10 per cent last year but favorable growing weather resulted in a bumper crop o£ almost 17,000,000 bales. Miles Emphasizes His Proposals in Address OZARK, Ark. —(/P)— Vincent M. Miles of Fort Smith, candidate for the United States senate, spoke here Thursday afternoon before a largo crowd. Miles emphasized three proposals laid, duwn in his opening speech early in the month—the necessity for tariff revision lo : mprove the maiket for farm products, especially cotton; the need for u more generous federal aid contribution cm bridge over navigable rivcis and the need of effective fed- ral regulation cf interstate operations ci public utilities to make local control effective. Additional Money Is Taken From Treasury WASHINGTON—(/|>)-An additional $20,603,140 in cash was drawn from the treasury February 23 by the lie- construction Finance Corporation, The requisition brought the total spent by the corporation since its organization to $24,440,701. On the same day that additional funds were drawn by the corporation, the treasury subscribed to an additional $14,132,370 of federal land bank stock, bringing to ?«,825,950 its total subscriptions under the new legisla- .ion permitting them. RAPPER FANNY, SAYS: HEP. U. S. PAT. OFF. • Youth Sought as Shooter Gives Up James Redman Says He Fired at Harry Cockman in Self Defense 5condCarFeed r Food Is Shipped to South Dakota Farmer* of Rural Community and Business Firms Donate to Car . . TO LOAD THIRD CAR Mr. and Mr*. Oscar Van Riper of Washington*], Sponsor Loading of Car;;] A second car load of food and feed, donated by residents of the CollimbUk, Cross Roads, Bright Star and -Old Lib-" erty communities and some Hope business firms, was shipped from.Hb^e Thursday and billed to the RdoVCfcoB^ in care of Mayor Bennett at Kanktbrt, Kingsbury county, South DakoUi.l' .; This is the second car load of feed and food to be donated by the* citizens of these communities within the past week, the first car having left here last Tuesday afternoon. -. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Van Riper, 'of Washington, route 2, have sponsored these donations and have aided I in loading both cars. According to Mr. Van Riper a thiry and possibly more cars will be loaded within the 'n^'ar future, to be sent to drouth sufferers in South Dokato. Contents of Car : ' The second car contained the 1 following: lOVfeTons cotton seed hulls \ 2'/fc Tons cotton seed meal ; 258 Bales hay ( 23 bu, potatoes ' 25 . Ibs. peas ' 7 bu: corn : 5 gal. syrup ; 45 sacks 61 baskets. , Every person solicited gladly donated what, they could in order that the cars could be filled, Mr. Van Riper Hugh' Wilson, United States minister to Switzerland, shown here, has been appointed American liaison officer to the League of Nations, taking precedence over Prentis Gilbert, also serving in. that capacity. This will smooth but objections of diplomats to dealing with an unranked contact man. LITTLE ROCK — James Redman, ngcd 1C, sought since February 13 for the shooting of Harry Cockman, 23, at the Redman home near Crossroads, 25 miles west of Little Rock, surrendered to Deputy Sheriff Don J. Chenault Thursday and was placed in the county jail on a charge of assault with intent to kill. Cockman is at General hospital. His condition was reported Thursday to be improved. A bullet struck Cockman in the left chest and penetrated directly over the heart. His condition was considered grave at first, but he rallied and now is expected to recover. Redman told Reputy Chenault that Cockman twice entered his home threatened him. Redman said Cockman invited him out to fight and, when ho refused, he said Cockman drew a knife. Redman said he shot when he believed himself in danger. Becoming frightened after the shooting, Redman said he threw the pistol away and made his way to near Rus- fellville where he remained with an uncle. Members of his family induced him to return and surrender. Chenault was culled Thursday afternoon to come to Crossroads, where he found Redmun awaiting him. , J , 1 ,,' hate, saidr"! don not\have a thing the world to spare, but I will .help work, loading the cars or anything else." Later this negro borrowed five bales of hay from a neighbor, promising to pay it back with work, later this spring. The five bales of hay were then given to be loaded in one of the cars. Following Donate :> The following persons and firms donated for the second car: Temple Cotton Oil Company, 10% tons hulls and 2Vi tons cotton seed meal. Oscar and Rhoda Van Riper, 55 bales hay and 10 bushels corn. Walter Sipes, 3 bushels corn. Z. B. Miller, 3 bushels potatoes. Geo. W. Robison & Company, 48 bales hay. . Dave Wilson, 25 bales hay. R. F. Caldwell, 15 bales hay and 4 gallons syrup. E. M. Delancy, 25 bales hay and 1 bushel corn. R, F. Delaney 10 bales hay and a bushel corn. W. A. Jones, 15 bales hay. A. T, Bishop 5 bales hay and 25 pounds peas. Floyd Gilbert 9 bales hay and 2 bu. corn. E. R. Calhoun 10 bushels potatoes. Southern Grain & Produce Company 45 empty sacks Hope Basket Company 61 empty baskets. Jim H. Stuart, 10 bales hay. J. H. and W. E. White 15 bales hay. Colored- Henry Hoston, 1 gallon syrup M E. Hicks, 15 bales hay L. H. Hicks, 10 bales hay Eddie Young, 1 bale hay. Brothers Are Held On Murder Count Wife of One Man Dies Suddenly and Men Are Arrested ONM The ijiodcm fountain of youth usually attracts suckers. GUTHRIE, Okla.-(yP)—Two brothers were held on murder charges hare Wednesday in conenction with the mysterious death of the wife of one. Mrs. M. D. Gleen. Mrs. Gleen, 34, was found shot I- ccath in her bedroom last Saturday. A pistol and a note which said urn the fifth Minter to commit suicide—they do it for pastime," were found. Her husband, a contractor, said he was awakened by the shot and found his wife dying. His brother, Jack Gleen. who lived with the couple, said he did not hear the shot. Two doctors testified before the coroner's jury they believed the woman had not been shot at fclo:>; range. A verdict of death by a "bullet wound in the head inflicted by an unknown party" was returned late Tuesday and the Gleen brothers were arrested shortly afterward. four Shot Down In Gangland Feud Three Dead, One Dying as Cigar Store Turns Into Shambles CLEVELAND— (/P)— The East side's "bloody corner" was turned into chambles again late Thursday as t gangland execution squad mowec down four men in a renewal of the Porcello-Lonardo corn sugar feud. Raymon and Rosario Porello, members of the fast vanishing Porello clan which seized underworld control from dig John and Big Joe Lonardo in 1927 in exactly the same manner, were killed, riddled with steel-jacketed bullets Dominic Mangino died a few minutes after he was struck by the fusillade. The fourth victim, Joseph Ma- monti, fell with bullet Wounds in the head and is not expected -to live. The execution took place in a cigai store where the Porellos and theii two friends were playing cards. As spectators scrambled for safety the three executioners drew automatic pi,stol& and sent a shower of bullcu> into the four men. The massacre leaves but three of the seven Porello brothers left of the once powerful Sicilian clan which ruled the corn sugar and liquor trade on the East Side. Contact Man at League Japanese Surround Town of Kiangwan Kiwanis Of f icial Visits Local Club Geo. F. Jackson Appears on Program Thursday With Frank May Dr. 'George F. Jackson, lieutenant- governor of this district of Kiwanis International, was entertained by Hope Kiwanis Club Thursday night at the Capital Hotel. He was accompanied by Frank May, fprmer county clerk ' if 1 Hempstead o»unty..but now of Lit- he*Bfflr.in«ttber of the and ^ Oscar i Williams, Will Make Effort to Starve Those in City Is Statement CASUALTIES" ARE 120 Effort to Stop Food and Ammunition Supply Is Failure* SHANGHAI—(#)—Japanese troops advancing against; machine gun fire surrounded the town of Kiangwan a lew minutes before mid-night Friday night; "If we can't bomb them out, we will starve them out, said a spokesman at Japanese headquarters." The Chinese resistance is so stubborn that starvation appeared to be the only weapon that could succeed against them. • According to the spokesman the Japanese losses during the past 24 hours of heavy fighting were 120 killed and wounded. Launch Counter Attack SHANGHAI (Saturday)—(£•)—In a slashing counter attacic, just after midnight the Chinese army drove the enemy out of the Miaochangchen sector Saturday morning and held on against desultory machine gun fire. Chinese said that the outcome of Friday's fighting was "more than gratifying." Friday's advance swung the Japr anese line around the walled town of Kiangwan, but volleys of rifle fire and machine gun fire, spiked an effort to close the bottle neck .west of the town through whjch the defenders were receiving food and ammunition. Lonoke lawyer, charter member of the Lonoke* -Klwanis club. The visitors were escorted over the city in the afternoon, club members taking them through the high school, city hall, municipal light and water plant; and the busniess and residential district in the afternoon. An informal board "of drectors meeting was held at 4 'o'clock when plans for the year were discussed. . Dr. Jackson paid high tribute, to Hope at the dinner. He said the high school was certainly the most modern and complete in the state, and that the municipal plant and the city hall were 'institutions such as cities many times larger might envy. He urged the Kiwanis club to renewed activity now tthat the clouds are apparently lifting from the business horizon; He asked that Kiwanis undertake projects which might interest all its membership, and attract other members who would take part in the activities under way, He pleaded against allowing the club to be a "knife-and-fork" organization. He told of the wonderful boys and girls camp which the Little Rock club has built for the youth of that city, a few miles out of town. He asked the club to help his district make an excellent showing this year. Oscar Williams brought the news that his home club at Lonoke was carrying on a vigorous program of activity notwithstanding the fact that the last bank in that city failed- to open for musiness one day in early January, and ther principal school house burned down the next day. He also said he believed the cause for the unfavorable publicity brought to the state through the unfortunate experiences at England a year ago last fall, would have been eliminated be- for the movement gained headway, if the Kiwanis club, the only civic organization in that city had not suspended some months before that time. Frank May entertained the club in- his humorous manner, just as he had done on so many occasions when he was a member of this club. Dr. Williams brought the news that Mr. May has made the Little Rock club as valuable a member as preciously he had been to the Hope club. Other visitors were: A. B. Patten. local agent of the L. & A. Railway; Wayne England, local insurance man. and the Rev. A. T. King, of Enid. Okla., who is to preach at the First Christian church here Sunday. Committees at Capital Near Lame Duck Accord WASHINGTON —(&)— Senate and house confrees ncared an agreement Thursday on terms of the Norris constitutional amendment eliminating "lame duck" sessions of congress and providing new inauguration dates. A compromise was reached providing that congress meet January 3 and that the president and vice president take office January 20. It also agreed that congress be given authority to enact law prescribing the manner of election of g president in the event a president-elect dies before assuming office. Dawes' Assistant at White House Be Held Tuesday Each District to Eelect 2 Directors—and 2 for County Board The annual school election is to be held next Tuesday, March 1, the polls being kept open from 8 a. m. until 6 p. m. Two directors for each district are to be elected and two members of the county board of education, the names of J. O. Johnson of Columbus and H. M. Stephens of Blevins appearing on the ballot. Tax is to be voted for maintaining the schools for the coming year, and where necessary a building tax is to be voted separate from the general tax. The annual enumeration of school children is to be taken between the 10th and 30th days of March. Credit Expansion Bill to Be Approved Measure Expected to Be Ready for Hoover Signature Late Friday WASHINGTON — (/P) — President Hoover was informed from two quarters Friday that the Glass-Steagall bill, liberalize federal reserve rediscount rules and expand credit probably would be placed on his desk before nightfall. Senator Walcott, of Connecticutt said he expected the final draft to be approved by the Senate and the House Friday and that the president would sign it almost immediately. Representative Ramseyer of Iowa, carried a similar report to the chief executive. Following his appointment as as sistant to Charles G. Dawes, head of the $2,000,000,000 Reconstruction Finance Commission, Henry J. Allen former U. S. Senator from Kansas, here is shown leaving the White House, where he conferred with Pres ident Hoover. Planters of State To Meet Monday Addition Credit for Land Owners to Be Sought by Membership LITTLE ROCK— (fi>>— A state wide meeting of planters will be held in Little Rock Monday morning, February 29, at the Hotel Marion, for the purpose of seeking an additional avenue of credit for landowners from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. R. D. Williams of Jackson county, temporary chairman of the Arkansas Planters Association has appointed j delegates from various sections of the I state and has urged each delegate to| secure a large attendance from his re- j spective community at the meeting! Monday, according tp a telegram from j A. C. Wilkerson, pwb'lisber of the New port Independent. | Confesses Part In Boiw Hold-l'p Ode Randolph Also Jells ^Officers of Tlirlie?!^ beries at St. Louis JONESBORO—In a confession to Jonesboro police Thursday. Ode Randolph, 21, of St. Louis, Mo., <said that he had participated with Barnes Cook, 21, and Cecil Cook, 25, in three robberies in St. Louis recently. Barney Cook and Randolph are in jai: here awaiting hearings in connection with the hold-up, of the Peoples bank at Bono, eight miles from here, Wednesday atfernoon from' perhaps fatal injuries suffered in a gun battle with Constable Jim Coward of Bono. Randolph said he had been out of work for a year, sleeping in boxcars at the end of Stein street in St. Louis. About a month ago he me! Barney Cook in St. Louis, he said, and he and Cook, on the night of February 11, held up a Jefferson Barracks street car and got $22.85. They were joined by Cecil Cook a few days later, he said, and on the night of February 19, held up another street car securing $16.40. At 11 p. m. Monday, all three participated in the rotibery of a highway bus near St. Louis, tking $17.30, Randolph said. The robbery of the Bono bank was planned by the three at St. Louis about a week ago, and they came here Tuesday to "pull the job," he said. Cecil Cook and Randolph entered the bank and took $3,300, slugged F, W. Davis and Ray Stevens, bank em- ployes into unconsciousness, and attempted to escape. As they left the bank they mtt a volley of fire from Bono residents, alarmed by Luther Barnes, who saw the men enter the bank and suspected a hold-up. Randolph was wounded as he fled in his car. Cook was pursued by Constable Coward and wounded severely. Barney Cook had been left in a car on the highway a. mile from Bono to help the three escape, Randolph said. Hearings for the men are awaiting the outcome of Cecil Cook's wounds. He was showing slight improvement Thursday night. BulFetins BERLIN<-(/p)—four times Friday the {Swelling government turned buck opposition in tlie Reiclistag, wliuiing against a ::ucr cession of no confidence motion by a majority of twenty lu five. WASHINGTON— (JP)— A charge that John J. Raskob, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and some of his associates were slandering and misrepresenting President Hooccr, \vus made by Secretary Hurley Friday, ui replying to an address by Raskob Thursday night hi which lie said he had information that the president would run with a wet plank in his platform. WASHINGTON —(/Pi- Congressional acUoa on credit expansion bills were completed Friday, the Senate approving the confoix-uce report a shirt tu»e after the House. President H<»V«t is expected to First "Cut-Ofi Several FoundThtf Between 400 111 Acres Left on Isli Result of C NEW CHANNEL River Has Sett] Short-Cut, EHihii Loop to/" Old Man Red River ml! "cut'Off" in several ye and a brand new lake a half miles from Fulton^— ler-Little River c6unty*lffl^ Between 400 and "500 Temple plantation, •' wt lay in a bend of fhe river, tie River county, is now',_ having been cut off when >L. sluiced its way through -'«n|a cut about a mile and a half* east, -•> 'i 3a The" properties of the Richi Shults and Cox families, whit merly lay along the outside I the old river bed, now hoi " position on a closed lake. ,, History of Many Just so were Red Lake, ,Cle Fish Lake and a dozen o\K(' in years past—the river's! way through the soft-earth, w>| looping channel nearly touchedf cutting off water circulation, old channel. , r /' 4tj The exact location of'tjjfe^ off is just one mile above= tion of Little River with ~ Engineers who inv river's" movements all lieced Friday that the ri ly settled again hi a the neck where the break r ;i having- widened Brooks Shults and were up the river'wim "the' •Friday. \ Removes HOT* The cutting off of the'old<$$ channel to the west in Miller'COW ty, Is believed to have rernovedjal^^ tential threat to highway construction*!' in that region. Engineers spent .*-- i= ™ 11 dreds of thousands of dollars guai ,-, the old route of the gravel high%a No. 67 when it was put through -" the western loop of the rive fia If county a decade ago. They built: ial levees, mindful of this danger. V Since then the new concrete rout; of No. 67 has been built south of'thel Missouri Pacific tracks, farther, away- $jf from the river—but the stxaightenhjkSji of the river channel is believed tOT have eliminated the last possibility! danger. - 1 * Merchants Group| Reports on 3,7( Secretary Carlton Reveals Activity for Year End- ,«* ing February 1 J. C. Carlton, secrtary of Hope Re»'] tail Merchants association, made the [ following report Friday on activ^es/ for the association year ending Feb*, ruary 1: , Local telephone reports 3,744 ( Written reports issued to affiliated bureaus 209. Received from affiliated bureaus 136, New cards added! to files 1,625,- Cards.on which additional i tion has been entered 3,214, Hoover Is Blamed For Panic in U, Speaker Games Issues This Statement Before Frees Conference WASHINGTON.— (fff) -At a feress conference, Speaker Garner said that President Hoover had "led us into the , greatest panic the country and worj.cj[ v has ever known." * u This statement was made when h$'" was asked to comment on Assistant • Secretary cf Navy Jahnckes' reinarls, in an address Thursday night that the >--' presidents leadership had made the Democrats a lithe dizzy. Hot Spring* C. of C* Secretary Is Visitor Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Hamilton, p| Hot Springs, were luncheon guests in Hope Friday noon. Mr. Hamilton is secretary of Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce'

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