Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 29, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, February 29, 1932
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HOPE, ARKANSA^lOKDAY, MiBRtJAKY 2ft Jffltt CHAPEI Russo-Japanese Expect Conflict to Bring Battle r ar Between^ Two Reported to Be Certain By Minister 100,000 Russian Troops Are Stationed Near Border of Manchuria NEW HEAVY GUNS ^Russians Believe Battle to Be Inevitable Consul Reports TOKYO.— (ff>l —Japanese Consul Ynmnguchi at Vladivostok telegraphed the foreign office Monday that he was .informed from a reliable foreign source, .that 100,000 Russian troops .jwere stationed at Vladivostok and along the Us$ur.taratt)uay, near the Mnnchuriah tj^lp|gk;%^ The Consuljjsaw gifts informant told him that thejfe weio fortifications at the entrance''of Vladivostok harbor and nlao on .Russian Island, where tho'y were strengthened by new heavy guns and anti-aircraft defenses. He was told tha tthe Russians believed that a Russo-Japanese .clash was Inevitable sooner or later, if not over Manchuria, then over the fish- cries question. Bulletins WASHINGTON.- (/P) -Th* Interstate Commerce ' Commission Monday nulhrolzcd loans by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation of $2,800,000 to the Missouri Pacific Rnllrond company and $2,805,000 to the Frisco. WASHINGTON. — (/P) — IlusscU Clark, president of (he New Orleans Cotton Exchange, (old the House Agricultural Committee Monday that the Federal rcstrlc- (Icn of short selling would add to the "present itnscttlcmcnt of our financial structure." I WASHINGTON— (/P).— Orders have been Issued by the navy department which will place virtually the entire United Stales navy In the Pacific for what navy officials said were maneuvers with other fleets there. C1 e v e 1 a n d Gangland Chalks Up Fourth Slaying in Two Days CLEVELAND—(/P)—Gangland's re- reported "truce" was broken again Sunday by the fourth slaying in two days. The body of Charles Gentile, 26, described by police as a beer baron, was found in a ditch near the Cleveland airport, his body pierced by eight steel-jacketed bullets and n half-smocked cigar still fast in his hand. His mother said Tie left home Saturday night in response to a tele- phono call from someone saying he was "in trouble." That was all that was learned about his movements until his body was discovered early Sunday. Police said it was, evident he. had been "taken for a ride" by someone he thought was a friend. Gentile, according to detectives, was a member of the Lonardo' faction, three of whose members are sought for the triple execution Thursday of Raymond and Rosario Porello, brothers and their henchman, Domenico Gueli. For years 'he Porello and Lonardo factions have engaged in bloody strife for control of the corn sugar business. Officers said there was no apparent connection between the slayings of Gentile and the Porellos. Rumors from the underworld grapevine were that Gentile was trying to gain control of the beer racket. . Husband Returns, FindsWife Dead Denies She Committed Suicide Because of Lack of Reason 8,028 Signatures" For NewTax Bill Rep. Thorn Is Confident of Securing Required Number HARRlSJBUHG—Returning Saturday frotti otour of central Arkansas, Representative Harve.Thorn tabulated pe-, titlonc, for the initiation of his utility j t BX ; bill ; ,and-tourid.4Jiat he has 8,028 'signature' with only o few".thousand needed to insure the submission of the proposed act. Signatures have come from 30 counties, with petitions now in circulation in 15 or 20 more. Representative Thorn has taken the precaution against rejection of his petition by having each cptition approved by the county clerk of the county in which it was circulated, as to the legality of the signature. In this manner, all signatures that are not from qualified voters are eliminated before they reach the secretary of state. As the utility tax petitions do not have to be submitted for several months, Mr. Thorn believes. that he will have at least 30,000 signatures by the time he makes,the final listing. • » • 2 Face Bank Holdup In Magnolia Court Oscar Chandler and J. B. Ray Go On Trial Monday MAGNOLIA—Ed and Oscar Chandler andlJ, B. Ray, charged with the robbery of the Emerson bank, will go on trial in Columbia county circuit court here Monday. The three wore originally scheduled to face trial February 17, but ihc cose when three witnesses failed to appear. The bank was robbed October 20 by bandits who made their escape after severing telephone and alectrlc light wires. The bank safe was hauled away from the depository, but was later found unopened in •voods near the little town. The Chandler brothers and Ray were taken into custody at El Dorado. They waixed an examining trial. Bodies of Fourteen Miners Foitttdj All Are Believed Dead Ruescuers Fighting Off Gas and Slate to Get to Others ( 50 FIGHT FOR RESCUE Gas-Masked Workers in Mine Forced to Go Slow „. Due to Gas POAHONTAS, Va.-(/pj -Fourteen bodies were located in. the blast-torn Bcsscvain mine near., here late Sunday by rescue workers wh of or 24 hours fought gas, slate and fallen titti- bch to reach 38 men trapped by an explosion Saturday. Rescuers believe all of the men are dead. They said they expect to find the other 26 bodies during the day Monday. Edging from room to room and from entry to entry,' a crew of 50 gas-masked workers arc exploring the working^ of the mine, one of the largest' operated by the £ocahontis Fuel company. Of 50 men in the mine at the time of the blast, a dozen escaped. Worn and exhausted, one contingent of 50 recucrs came out of the mine and was replaced by a crew of equal size. They took Up the work.of groping through the many entries and rooms, working slowly as gas still filllcd the rriine and slate and broken timbers barred the way. PHILADELPHIA.—(A')-Mrs. Annabelle Braun, 30-year-old society woman, was found dead of carbon monoxide gas in the garage of her Mcrion home Sunday by her husband when he returned from a party. Shp left a note saying: "This is the best way out for all of us." Francis J. Braun, a manufacturer, told authorities V* lat he and Mrs. ' kKathryn Peace Harris, 27-year-old di- J "vorcee, left for a party Saturday wi'h the understanding Mrs. Braun was to follow later. When he rculrned early Sunday, he said, he found his wife dead. Coroner Ronald Dettre said the case was a suicide. Braun denied 1 this, however. I "The doors of the garage were open," he said, "and my wife was not a suicide. She had no reason to commit suicide. She had plenty of money and was in good health." The Brauns had no children. , Mrs. Harris and Hamilton Kuhxi Harris were divorced in April, 1931. FLAPPER FANNY SAY& Bto.u.B. M> . orr. ONCA 48$*' Some people have a rlyplny time when they f« ou a tear. Arkansas Youth Killed in Chicago Fall From; Window Fatal 'for Emil^SpiKley, After ' Explosion CHICAGO—There was a small explosion Sunday in a third floor room at 644 North State 'Street. The window was smashed. .Firemen went to extinguish the resulting blaze found Emil Spaly, 24, lying fatally injured across a picket fence below the window. He was dead when he reached Passavant hospital. The explosion was caused by alcohol. A quantity of bottles and labels, and a can of alcohol, indicated that the room was used for the manufacture of gin. Firemen said that the explosion was not violent enough to have smashed the winodw and the resulting fire burned itself out after destroying a table cloth. Frank Spaly, a brother with whom the dead youth livbd, said thtat Emil came to Chicago recently irom Arkansas and had never taken a drink in his life. Police believe that Spaly 'may have jumped back at the explosion and ac- cidcntly fallen through the window. 13 Lose Lives in Southern Mishaps Auto Fatalities Lead With Six While Four Killed by Trains ATLANTA, Ga.—(#•)—Thirteen pcr r sons were killed in accidents reporter in the South over the week-end. Automobile fatalities led the lis< with six, trains killed four, two more were accidentally shot and one person drowned. William Buchanan, 18, ana! an unidentified man were killed when 1' cars of a Missouri Pacific freight train were derailed near Van Buren, Ark Seven other persons were injured. J. Clyde Wilccix, 38, accidental!) shot himself to death at Lumber City, Ga., and Mrs. B. W. Conner, 33, wa: killed at Brickey, Ark., when a gun in the hands of her eight year old daughter was discharged. Mrs. Valco Guest died in aheud-on ccllision of automobiles near Athens. Georgia. Allen Watson Gilmore, 10, of Birmingham, was killed when an automobile struck his bicycle. Chtarlie Moford, 33, was killed! by an automobile at Brooksville, Ky., and Mario Gonzlez, Tampa, Flu., Vigar worker, died as his ear turned over. Joseph Hotard, 51, a cattle boat watchman at New Orleans, fell overboard and drowned. Miss Eva Moore, a nurse, died in an automobile accident at St. Petersburg, Fla. Her body was sent to Yon- don, Ky., for burial. Horace Sprouse, 40, attempted to swing on to a freight train at Gaffney, S. C.. and was killed. A train ran over Annabel Hart. 6, negro, at Reidville, N. C., and Homer Patrick, negro, was killed in an automobile accident at Valdbsta, Ga. Hoyts to Marry Third Time '''If the saying, "the third time's the charm," means anything* Mrs. Eugenia Bankhead HpyfcHjbyt Butt Lee White, and 1 M*rto1rr!MwJioth.!ofcw>iom^-afe; shown here, should find happiness at last. v They were fli'st married 12 years ugo. Divorced in 1927, they re- wed in 1928, were divorced agnin in 1!)29, and now plan a third marriage at Nice, France. She is the daughter cf Congressman William B. Bankhead of Alabama. This will be her sixtn marriage, r Fight At Harrison Has Grave Result Farmer Stabbed Seriously While Alderman Surrenders to Sheriff HARRISON-Rex Youncs, aged 29, farmer living about five miles east of Harrison may die as the result of knife wounds inflicted by , Dave Woodard, real estate dealer and Harrison alderman, during a fight Saturday in which Woortarw was knocked down and bruised ,by Younes, Younes suffered four cuts, three penetrated the wall of his abdomen and one punctured a lung. Woodard surrendered to Sheriff Sil- Dy Johnsb nand furnished bond pend- ng the outcome of Younes' wounds, rle is charged with assault to kill. The fight is said to have resulted 'rom an argument over removal of prnperty, which Woodard said he owned from land bought by Younes at a tax sale. Younes is said to have harged Woodard with taking proper- .y which did not belong to him. erficy Flood anting Is Issued t New Orleans, La, Uilroads Urged to,Use ire in Crossing Bonnet Carre Floodway ( 14 & A/TiTwARNED £ t VJ-. Maj. General Lytel Brown 'to Supervise Blasting •fl. . of Levees * •> 1 WASHINGTON— (ffl)— An emergency-flood Warning was issued by army engineers to railroads crossing the Bonnet Carre Floodway, on the east bank of the Mississippi river above %w Orleans Monday. jTh'e Louisiana and Arkansas road was ordered to: be .prepared to reroute their traffic from lines across the floodway. Major General Lytel Brown will leave Washington at once to direct breaking the levees if that course becomes necessary. . Waters from the swollen stream 'will be diverted into Lake Pontchartrain. January Wettest ,' In State History i • ./_ • : ..• :r Record Set Last Month for - 1 Rainfall in Arkansas With 9.67 Inches j LITTLE ROCK.— (/P)— With an average precipitation of 9.67.inches at 96 Weather Bureau stations last month, Arkansas had the wettest January on record. The rainfall was 5.43 inches above the normal average. • Precipitation figures for January as .as during.thejrovious ^weeki kani^ rainfall that\'equak the fall In a' year. El Dorado had 44.92 inches of rainfall from November 15 to February 1, of which 36.52 fell in December and January. Warren had 44.67 inches of which 35.86 inches fell in December and January. Crossett and Dumas had 41.79 and 41.06 inches, respectively. Eight other places had more -than 30 inches of precipitation during the period from November 15 to February 1. They were: Yancopin, Desha county, 37.64 inches; Arkansas City, 36.67 inches; Portland, .35.53 inches; Magnolia, 33.80 inches; Helena, 33.35 inches; Rison, 32.25 inches; Camden, 31.66 inches, and Malvern 30.55 inches. Little Rock had 28.82 inches during the sami period. The average precipitation during January, 1916, was the next greatest, being 9,39 inches. Louisiana Plans Network of Landscaped Highways NEW ORLEANS.—(/P)—Creation in Louisiana, wihtin 10 or 15 years, of a' network of shaded and landscaped highways, surpassing in beauty the age-old roads of continental Europe, is the plan of the state highway commission. This year 2,500,000 native young trees will be planted this year along the state's highways under a program of the department of conservation and the highway commission in co-operation with the American Legion, Boy Scouts, 4-K Clubs and other. bodies. Hope's Bachelors on Anxious Seat Monday .—. © —.—_»_ Leap Year Day, February Rogers - Norman Moore, Hoiiis Luck 29, Reminds Them of Eddie Cantor's Song • Monday being Leap Year Day, some of the young ladies of marriageable age in Hope have been taking note of '.lip progress made by the fair sex in this Leap Year, which was ushered in two months ago. And what prospects remain during the coming ten monthv Eddie Cantor, famed radio and Follies .singer, and talking picture star, has furnished their battle song. "Now's The Time to Fall In Love." And Hope merchants declare Cantor is right in singing "potatoes are cheaper, tomatoes are cheaper," and that in twenty years has it been so inex- pcnsvic to take the step that is sup- pcacd to lead to bliss. . One of Hope's fair daughters has supplied The Star with a list of eligible bachelors, as being suitable pros- peels for these young ladies who plan to take advantage of their opportunities. Blondes, brunettes, short ones, tall ones, young men of ail ages arc included in this list, which follows: Hamilton Hanegan, Dorsey McRae, Jr.. John Owens, Bernard Waddle, Alston Foster, Elmer Murph, James L. Vincent Secrcst, Lcffel Gentry, Bruce McRae, Paul Hinant, Eben Eason, Henry Haynes, Harvey Thomas and Dwight Ridgdill, Arthur Taylor. Thomas Boyett, Jett Black, Ray Combey, Charlie Taylor, Chester Harwell, Dr. F. W. Pickell, Billy Bob Herndon, Comer Routon, Jack Gray, William Stephenson, Douglas Bacon, Wallace Cook, Dick Watkins, Edgar Cargile, Everett Allen, Leonard Ellies, Jimmie Cook, Charley Crcsrioe, Dick Forrester, Milton Eason, Garnet Martin, Jack Kntil'.ielt, Sam Taylor, Austin Franks, Glenn Carmichal, Wm. McLarty, Jack Stewart, John Green, Faul Lewis, Ansel Mc- Intcsh, Thomas Massey, John Dawson, "Speedy" Hutson, Will Palmer. Jim Bryant, Snow Williams, "Buddy" Hill, Malcom Porterfield, Ray Luck, Hill Reynolds, George Williams, Jr., Herbert Lewallen, Clyde Zinn, Ned Stewart and Luther Reynerson and Alex, H. Wash burn. Many of the Hope Star readers will notice that the name of one elegiblc single man of Hope has been omitted. But the Leap' Year reporter did not wish to join the army of the un- employeti, and so this name has not been included. Expert Cook to „_ ' >' Oi Troubles of Hffilfe ^ Mrs, K*tei Stafford, Confidant afHut^ . ««, Will Open Star's Fourth Aflftttfttatttfol^ W U ^ itt* School at Saenger March IS GarM** Did somebody's husband leave, home in a hurry—and a huff—gft<f throw things into a turmoil? Breakfast Was only a s little late, v but oh, the trouble it caused! And coiisV quenly, Mary and Johnny were late at school and; the whole day was ruined. Maybe the maid failed to show jup. Maybe there wasn't a maid to cbttie. Anyway, the housework never did get finished by noon, .-And the roast burned and the soup curdled It was the day for the, bridge club and an exhausted woman scurried into her clothes, played .badly through-the afternoon,, Incurred the hostility of her partners, and was almost reduced to tears by the time she returned home. These/"little matters" cause most of the trouble, .unhappiness and ''general confusion in the average household, doclares Mrs. -Kate Stafford, home economist and lecturer who is to be at the' Saenger theater " the week beginning Tuesday, , March 15. sponsored by The Star in its "fourth 'annual free Cooking School, '- ' Tearful brides, nJore malttfe Women and mothers, all, ha v.e' told their ' , . plaintive tafcs-rw Mrt^StafforA 'It is from these,, personal -contacts .'tfiaV she has bean able to grasp* the nieaA- ing and 'situations of the average home; study its needs and recom-, mend pkns and -suggestions to women throughout her travels for bet* ter homes'. Ironing out the wrinkles in home life is a problem Upon which ithe wife and mother must concentrate," Mrs. -Stafford states, * '/It requires patience, tact, and even self.srfcrlfice, so I find from the stories told to me by scores of woinen." „ Subjects of househbld management are among the timely topics which The Star's Women readers' Will hear in the programs to be held fotUtdajte at the Saenger beginning ' Tuesday, Merch 15. Men Selected to Handle Farm Loans Crop Production Loans to Begin Soon a& Forms Are Available • 'Crop production loans to farmers from the $50,000,000 fund allocated .to the Department of Agriculture by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in accordance 'with' the act of .Congress of January 22; JL932, :;wtU' be* actminls- tered by a National Director of 1931 Crop _ Production : Loans, Secretary ;o: a&gricttlture Hyde; annpuncwl' Monday, •At,the same-timei he appoinfifc to thi office Henry, S."Clarke, ^v}ce presiden of the Reliance Bank and Trust Company, Chicago. ' Although the present Farmers' See( Loan Office will co-operate closely with the National Director of 1932 Loans it will be concerned principally with the work of collecting the unpaid balance still due on the 1930 an< 1931 loans and the collection of-'what remains outstanding of previous crop production and livestock*feed loans George L. Hoffman, in charge of the Farmers' Seed Loan Office, and C. W Warburton, ' Director of .Extension Work of the Department, of Agriculture, will act in an advisory capacity with the National'Director of 1932 loans. Secretory Hyfle also Announced, his selections for the membership of the various regional offices'that will operate under the National Director of 1932 Crop Production Loans. The .office at Spokane, Washihgton' will be managed by John'F. Davies, director of the American Bank,''Spokane, arid member of the "Washington State legislature; the Minneapolis office wil be managed by Lawrence J. Paulosn banker of Albert Lea,'Minnesota; the Dallas office will be h'eaded by.O.'W Sherrlll, President, City National Bank of Georgetown, Texas;/ the St Louis office by Harold McLpcas, banker of Fairbury, Nebraska; a.nd the Memphis office by .KarrM, .Blanchard, former cashier of the First National Bank of Chillicothe, Mo., whgr has worked a number of fram crecjit organization^, The Farmers' Seed Loan Off ice'Has regional offices at St. Louis and Memphis which will operate separately from the new offices under the National Director of 1P32 Crop Production Loans. A change in the man- agership of the Farmers' Seed Loan Office at Memphis was announce^, today. W. L. Pepperrnan, Vice President of the Interbprough Rapid Transit Company of New York.and onev- :ime chief of the Office of Administration, Panama Canal, was made nanager to succeed J. H. Lynch, who las been called to the Farmers' Seed ,oan Offic.e at Washington to assist ieorge L. Hoffman, The Grand Forks, N. D. Farmers' Seed Loan Office is still making livestock feed loans and s collecting on loans. The Minneapolis office under the National Director of 1932 Crop Production Loans will make loans in this territory under the icw appropriation. The making of 1932 crop production oans will begin as soon as forms are available in the counties and county :ommittees can pass upon applications. The necessary blanks are now being printed and will be distributed as soon s available. Jt is expected that th "irst applications will be coming to he regional offices within ten days to wo weeks. Motion fop New Trial Denied WUUftmF.Sibeok LITTLE ROCK;—(^—A motion for a new trial was deuied William F. Sibeck, suspend^ PvOaaki county judge, formally sentencea (9 one year in prison for subornation of perjury. Law Enforcement Is Urged by Hoover President Speaks on Bankruptcy in Special Message to Congress WASHINGTON.—(^—Plugging of loopholes in the Federal .bankruptcy and qriminal laws, coupled , with ' a strengthened enforcement, of, prohibi-, tion in the, capital was,advocated'to cpngress'Monday' by f resident-Hoover in a special massage. The president''urged speedy iketiott' Would Stop Tax Sales of Homes ' / Meeting ^at Mena Expresses Discontent With Present Conditions MENA—A moratorium op sales of all homes delinquent, for taxes wa$ demanded at the taxpayers meeting at the courthouse Saturday , afternoon: Much discontent with present taxes was expressed by speakers, who .advocated reduced salaries for public officials; lower.tax rates on land and; reduced assessment of both real and personal property, A resolution adopted asks the governor and legislature to pass an emergency law.prohibiting the forced sale of homes of law abiding citizens during the depression. A committee, headed by J, 0, Cole, commander of local post of Veterans -of Foreign Wars, was named to prepare the organization plans for the Polk County Tax ipayers Association, which is to express the discontent of the people Chancellor Dodge Holds Lease Invalid Rules Lease on Confederate Property in Violation of Law LITTLE ROCK — (ff>) — Chancellor Dodge Monday held invalid a least [ranted by the state to the Pulask ; dining Company for Bauxite minim m the Confederate Home property, near here on the ground tthat it vio- ated the deed of trust under which he state came into possession of thi roperty forty years ago from the Con- ederate Veterans Association of Ar- cans as. Cent >u»t0n«n v j< •/v^ijua*^ MAYO Japanese fiercely oft a cred and* ft T , under heavy J in the midst of,_. and 'declarations . hostilitieV ' The from — r _ D —_, .. had captured Sum and bitter, 4ami The Japanese ,.. smashed th> Chinese" dt cupied politibns nea^ owned Southern' Baptist;'! While the'battle'^ and shortly after ai,$j wes ended, Japanese; 1 ^ Kuramatsu Mtirai servec.. mayor of Shanghai that Chinese cease< ments that Jap; , ,„be extended overtax around th'e cU& w o&'a*,a approachea thus :far, 'in Orient Co MucLAme ing Divel •^ " . s o J J. cultur*.—1 the'peHojH eofa firm' pared witli'thcSe'Febl.19 tations for. February $ 'j so far this season which waSji ust 1st and'abput ; the low point''touched' bn^j Present quotations are'alf lower than ayear ago at; th Demand both foreign and was said to have Child Killed By Falling Crosstie Christine Townsend, Aged 5, of Cros«ett Meets Death While Flying Kite CROSSETT — Christine Townsend, dged five, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. j. T. Townsend of Crossett, was killed instantly Saturday afternoon, when a crosstie fell on her. The child was flying a kite near pile of crosstiss. One of the timbers fell ftroffl IAS pile, crushing the child's February 26th as compiled, 1 quotations of th ten market compared with, ,16.64e ' -Febi and 10.40c for the oorresjsc, , a year ago. Reported salesjbySl markets for the past WetyweM in good colUme. • '.'ifa&jL, According to the Buj*eai»,$f.rth% sus at some time during lhe>,mT January 3rd were operated in S. 25,000,000 qottoii spinning ;r compared with 2!j,600,000 for ( a year ago, JJxports continue" fwU to February 20th this season ed t oabout 5,700,000 bales, i witfcuijbout 4,900,000 for,,'th.i sponding period ihe yefcr'bef- Japan continues to take <~ ''>. titles cjf American cottcn but to China have lately shown able decrease compared wi •previous weeks. Jt -was r" 1 "<J cotton recently destined to been diverted to .Japan. According to &• recsn Agricultural Commissioner' theye are now operating injlh hai district eight Phinefe mills ,», pl ,.,, time and one British miJl^ Hcjwever, no Japanese mills are operaljng) f |j was said also that arrivals, p| —••••—--'^ Shanghai have aUnost ceas^i lack °f warehouse space an,d of effecting delivery tfl'tA . v , porters were said to be asking home offices for postponement 9tyi some possible eancellation pf contracts. - i According to the New Vqrk Exchange for the first six ninths ^ thi sseason there were consumed la the Orient 1,100,000 hales of American cotton compared with 600,000, a year •jgo for corresponding six p According to the same source, stocks of American potton OR February 1st this season amounted to 19,500,000 bales, compared with JOO.OOO on corresponding date " Two Furlough* Granted by Governor PameU LITTLE ROCK— tffi-Goven)ox V$r- neil granted an indefinite furlpugji to Walter Butler of Grant cpujjty, s$n> enced last January.to two yeifS'lPr grand larceny. Roy Cook of. Q,wcfeil» county, sentenced last Novesih«j; to a year on a Uquor charge, ajgo %»5 granted an in4e|imte furlough, H. & Prior of Clark county was, pardon tg restore ius citwensbjp af expiration of a three yew

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