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: y* *'• V*" 1 \ «,-' .*•>',?•"<< .^fa^M. VOLUME 38~NUMBER 107 fe ARKANSAS, Ttt , MARCH 1,1932 General Election of Schools Held in Arkansas Tuesday Annual Meetings of Voters to Be Held in Various Districts of County 2 BOARD MEMBERS Each District to Elect 2 Directors and 2 for County Board The annual school election was being held over the entire state Tuesday. Date : for holding the general school elections was changed last year •from the. third Sautrday in May until the first Tuesday of March. Two directors for each district in the county are being voted on in Tuesday's election as well as two members of the county board of'education. The names of J. O. Johnson, board member of. Columbus, and H: M. Stephens from Blevins, appear on the ticket. Four other members of the board will be retained. In the Hope district, names of the two candidates are Dr. Don Smith and C. F. Routon. Maintenance Tax Tax is to be voted for maintaining the schools for the coming year, and jwho.ro necessary-a- building tux is to be voted separate from the general tax. . s •, '• •('. , .'. . ; .- \ The annual enumeration of school .jcbildom~U46'-be Jakeri batween the 10th and 30tH days of March., ^vBpcause of, the great importance of vfthjEQSfchools, the people have, been urged ;t%attend the annual school meet- election, in their respective help in ilffJfiflffBp^pf .tlfo best men available fbr,the'places'on' the local boards, as it is essential to have strong local boards before ,the schools can operate most efficiently. The county board is also of great importance, and care should be 'used in selection of the members of this board. These men should be especially available for board meetings on quick notice when called by the county superintendent. Jap Guns Batter Chinese Trenches Quick firing gun squads of the Japanese invading forces are helping Nipponese marines drive against the Chinese lines in this new picture from the Shanghai warzone. All along the front north of Shanghai the Chinese held on grimly. Gun in picture is trained on the road to Nanking,' where the 19th Route army, China's heroic fighters, at that time was slowly retreating. Lame Duck Session Amendment Ready House Sends Congress Reform Measure to Senate f oir Final Vote Bilbo's Son-in-law Held For_Battery Wife of Former Governor Accuses Physician of Assault JACKSON, Miss.—(/P)—Facing trial on assault and battery charges brought by Mrs. Theodore G. Bilbo, wife of the former governor, DC, C,, Lamar Smith, son-in-law of Governor Bilbo, said over long distance telephone from Poplarville Monday night that he had grappled with Mrs. Bilbo after she threatened him with a gun. ^ Justice of the Peace J. O. Yatse of T'oplarville, said Monday night that preliminary hearing on the assault and buttery charge, was scheduled for March 4. • Although Justice Yates declined to rcveul who went J200 bond for Dr. Smith after his arrest, Dr. Smith said that former Governpr Bilbo,, Joe Ford, a Pearl River Junior College instructor, and Marion Morse, Poplarville attorney, had all signed his bond. The alleged assault occurred late Wednesday, he said, adding that he intended to ask that the preliminary trial be postponed to a later dale, Neither Mrs. Bilbo nor the former governor could 1 be located for a statement, but Dr. Smith talked freely of the affair. The wife, daughter of Bilbo by a former marriage, is not related to Mrs. Bilbo, "Last Wednesday, Mrs. Bilbo cume to my house and my wife telephoned me that I should come home right away, saying that Mrs. Bilbo was at my home with a gun," Dr. Smith said. "When I got home, Mrs. Bilbo was titling in her automobile and I attempted* to talk to her without creating a disurbance. She was demanding that we tell her where she could find Governor Bilbo. She slapped me in the face. "When she slapped me I told her I would not hit her because she was a lady. I asked her again to leave. She made a break for a .38 revolver she had in her pocketbook in her car. Of course, I grabbed her by the arm to prevent her from shooting me. "In the scuffle trying to protect myself from the gun—I was standing en the ground and she was under the steering wheel of her car—I had to grab her by the neck, and I told her if she did not put the gun away I would be forced to hurt her. "She continued in her attempt to t-hoot me and I had to choke' her. I eventually got the gun out of her hand, unloaded it and told her to leave my property. I have the gun in my possession and I am going to pmen.t it at ay iN.— (ff>)— The house !}fed a conf ererice-:repprt- recoriciling its; differences' wilh. tl^e senate-on the proposed constitutional amendment to abolish lame duck sessions of congress The conference report now goes to the senate. Abolition of the lame duck sessions of congress has been an issue before the American people for more than a generation—and now for the first time appears likely to be recommended by the congress to the people for action. Lame duck sessions—or sessions of the old mmebership held after an election but before the inauguration of new members—were originally provided 1 for because of slow transportation in Colonial days. It required weeks and %ven months for distant members to reach Washington. Under the new proposal, the congress would always be composed of representatives and senators still in good standing with their constituents, To make the change ,a constiutional amendment is necessary, and when the senate adopts the conference report, as now seems certain, the proposed amendment will then be submitted to the states for ratification. Found Dead On Floor of Home Officers Believe R. C. Rinehart of Texarkana Committed Suicide Prohibition Test Assured House Digest Polls Land -R. C. Rinehart, aged •3$} •recent empjejwnrdfs a Tjcxarkana- hotel, was found dead late Monday afternoon in the bathroom of his home. A bullet wound was in the right temple and a .32 caliber automatic pistol lay by his side. Coroner Hillman believes that the man had been dead since Saturday. The body lay in a pallet fashioned from a blanket. The head rested on a pillow and his feet were crossed. In dications were that he had shot himself while lying down. A note addressed to "Hazel" was found in the next room. Hazel is Richart's wife, from whom officers say he Jias been separated for some time. The note read: "Dear darling girl: If you can find it in your good .generous heart, forgive me, for I love you. 'By. Bobby." The coroner had not reached q verdict Monday night, but said officers were investigating several angles. Congress Musters __ Votes to Force'test at Early Date IS FIRSTJN YEA1 Digest Poll Appear* Show Nation Going 70 Per Cent Wet WASHINGTON.-(/p)-A house on consideration of a state and locj 1 liquor-control plan was assured TticjU day when the wet bloc obtained ttte necessary 145 signatures on a petition to take the measure away from the judiciary committee. : * The vote is expected to show fthe house lineup on prohibition for the first time in years. .-"i It was not decided when the 'v< would take place. |. The pending test vote in the,lower house of congress comes at a time when the third national prohibit)oi) poll of the Literary Digest is showing the United States to be increasingly wet. . • •' .•: Figures released in the current issue of the Digest, on the basis of th'e first 114 million votes reported, give the following: .f For the 18th amendment 299,207.,: For repeal of the amendment 1;024,W?Previous Digest polls showed wets and modificationlsts pombined about:67 per cent of the total—and in.-the pinV rent vote, on a'straight wetror-dry;is- sue, the; wets appears to be holding all of_ the modification vote and gaining aaditthrial fiimnnri.,fnnm fK&,vliw£iii«1a II Full Bonus Pay Is Again Advocated Senator Thomas of Okla- h o m a Recommends Bond Issue Plan .WASHINGTON — (/P) — Immediate full payment of World war veterans' adjusted service certificates was proposed to the senate Tuesday by Senator Thomas, of Oklahoma. He proposed a bond issue plan which he said would greatly increase the amount of money now in circulation. FLAPPER FANNY SAYS O. u. E. PAT. orp. CM* Tb# perso» who "sees red" "feeJ WHS," Killing of Officer Held Justifiable Police Continue Efforts to Apprehend Companion of Leslie Hutto LITTLE ROCK—While police Monday were attempting to apprehend the companion of Leslie Hutto, who was fhct and fatally wounded SVmday night by Detective Sergeant Barrett during a filling sattion burglary, Dr. Samuel G. Boyce, coroner, completed liis inquest and held that the shooting was justifiable. Police said that Hutto attempted to escape when Barrett and his partner, Sergeant Traweek, and Motorcycle Patrolman Robertson reached the National Refining Company station, Markham and Boone street, in response to a call from the manager. During the chase after Hutto, a man inside the station escaped. Hutto was fired on s t ix times and fell between two houses more than a block away, He was dead when he reached a hospital. Roy Prator, 1-123 Cumberland street, arrested several hours later when he attempted to view the body, was not questioned Monday. Chief of Detective J. A. Pili'ock said he probably would interview him Tuesday. Hutto's body was sent to Crossett Tuesday morning by P. H. Huebel & Co. He lived near Levy. Brough HitsMove to Bar His Race Lecturer Declares University Would Stop His Candidacy for Senate. LITTLE ROCK—(ff>)— A resolution adopted Monday by the University of Arkansas board of trustees barring faculty members from participating in state politics was declared Tuesday by forger Governor Charles Hillman Brough, special lecturer at the university, as "apparently intended to apply to only one man," He said he would resign if and when he decided to enter the United States senatorial race. * ] Dr. Brough said he had more than 0,000 solicitations to run for the senate in the election this summer. Texan Kills Wife and Self in Home Couple Found Shot to Death by Officials ' at Houston Doctor Grins Although Fire Razes His Office POCATELLO, Idaho— (#>)—A building housing the office of Dr. F. E. Roberts, Shelly physician, caught fi:;s. Dr. Roberts led smoke-choked volunteer:; in a struggle to save the furnishings. The flames gained headway. Then a horseman dashed up and whirpered a message. The doctor nodded. He seized his satchel, swung astride a haltered horse, and with a final glance at the fire, headed through snow-drifts toward the ranch home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Mett Murphy, six miles away. The building was in ruins when Dr. Roberts returned, b,nt be smUed. "It W&S a dandy baj»y girl," he said- HOUSTON, Tex.—(fi>)- T. Z. Lane, 35, and his wife, about 30, were found shot to death in their apartment here late Monday. Papers in Lane's effects indicated he had been connected, as a sergeant, with the 40th school air squadron at San Antonio. Justice Campbell Overstreet returned a verdict of murder and suicide. Lane was shot in the head and a pistol lay near his body. The woman was shot twice in the back. Her body was found in front of the home. It appeared she had attempted to flee. Bulletins -The sen- Ate banking committee Tuesday •mutated'* subcommittee to draft resolution Authorising a complete investigation of stock exchanges. Senitof Watson, Republican leader, favored the investigation. WASHINGTON- -The senate bill (6 release 46 million bushels of government wheat to the Red Cross for relief distribution awt approved Tuesday by the house agriculture committee, 15 to 6. U. S. Trade Hard Hit in Shanghai Most Cargoes Placed in Warehouses, Chinese . Mood Shows Change SHANGHAI— (/P)— American trade has been hard hit by the Shanghai hostilities and there is no prospect- of any material improvement soon. Julian Arnold, United States trade commissioner, estimated Monday that 75 per cent of the cargoes coming into Shanghai for more than a month have been placed in bonded warehouses, where they cannot be moved. This pinches not only the importer but the shipper as well. American firms that do not possess warehouses of their own are ni an especially bad plight, and. many of them have to sent their cargoes on to Hongkong or Manila. . 'No improvement in this situation is likely until the Chniese are able to take deliveries on. goods oredred. ' "With Shanghai's commercial losses already totaling many millions of dol r law,-, and with 'the 'huge deficit in- •creaaing ' daily 5 ybtomMa ''businesf^s; virtually; 'at : a' startdshill," trouble has, developed between' the Chinese and other nationals. '.''•' i. Foreign business men for the most part 'blame the Chinese business community for the commercial stalemate, asserting that if the "old. style" native. banks were opened dp Chinese drafts could be honored and cargoes Crop Loan Blanks Expected Monday; Pigg IsSecretary Government Program to Get Under Way First of Next Week OFFICES 0N1E. SECOND Former Chamber of Commerce Man to Repre- ,' sent County Application blanks for federal 'crop loans are leaving Washington Tuesday and will'be available in Hope probably next Monday. W. Homer Pigg received this advice from, Secretary Hyde of (he A Department of Agriculture, in a telegram! from Songrcssman Tilman B. Parks Tuesday noon. ,; Mr. Pigg, former secretary of Hope 1 Chamber of Commerce, who glso served last year as the paid 1 loan secretary for Hempstead county, will'act in the same'' capacity again this year. ' He left -.the' chamber of commerce the first of this year to establish private offices on East Second street opposite Hope postoffice—and farm loan applications will be received there be. ginning Monday, March 8. The Hempstead county committee in charge of passing on loan applications has not yet'been announced. These appointments are made by the Uni versity Extension Service, and are. cTu now. ' /, )•'•:,'' As in years past, Hope Chamber o Commerce again tendered the, use o its .pffices and personnel to Hemp stead r;|county without charge—bu "-"-"-"'.^uthcr F:«lliggason retaine as-, the paid-secretary JEor th work irrvview of hjs wid Offer released. Chinese business men blame the foreigners for the impasse. They blame first the Japanese for destroying Chapel and Hongkew, and second :he Municipal Council and foreigners generally for not halting the Japanese 'nvation. Atlanta Future Farmers Hold Annual Banquet ATLANTA, Tex.—The future farmer chapter of the students, in vocational agriculture of the Atlanta High school held their annual father and son banquet, Friday. Marvin Kenedy was toastmaster. Pie eating contests, hog calling contests, and various musical numbers, composed the program. The banquet was served by the girls of the home economics department under supervision of Miss Margaret filling, teacher of the department. The principal addresses were made by Superintendent M. E. Irby and George Holland, teacher of vocational agriculture in the Atlanta hgih school. Cotton Belt Acquisition to Be Completed Soon NEW YORK-(/P)-Southern Pacific company will be prepared to complete its acquisition of majority control of the St. Louis and Southwestern rali- road as soon as the required 85 per cent of the letter's stock? has been deposited, according to a tetter sent by Southern Pacific to Wood, Low and company, New York $04$ excbaoge member. Subscriptions Set All-Time Reacord Star's February Collection 24% Above December, Previous "High" Each of The Star carrier boys has ust won a sweater for making the nonth of February the best in the listory of this paper for money col- ected in the subscription department. Cash income for the month was 24 >er cent ahead of any previous month, laving exceeded December 1931, the irevious high month, by that amount. Circulation manager Leonard Ellis lad offered his 'entire staff a fine sweater apiece provided a certain amount of money was collected for the circulation department in February. The offer applied to all boys who work for the paper for a salary; but not to the two colored carriers who operate on the "Jittle merchant" plan of paying a flat sum for each paper they buy, and who take the losses, and keep the rewards of their route. The goal was reached early Monday afternoon, and was exceeded by the time the day's work was done. Those awarded sweaters are: Leroy Henry, Bernar O'Steen, Paul Jones, Lane Talyor, Jimmie Porter, George Reed Kirk, Carrol Carpenter and Bob Porter. •(Tr *;' ****"•. »»!«.*». *** . YAC.W UJ. II£J> WIU experience with" 'the government reg ulations. : With the selection of the county committee, expected some time thi Week, the crop loan machinery will be ready to get under way by next Mon day-^especially needed since the clear ing weather and drying soil has turn ed the entire farm community to thoughts on spring planting. .-'-. Arkansas Fugitive Held in Alabama J. W. MorrVWho Barely Missed Parole, Missing Three Months LITTLE ROCK—(#>)—J. W^ Morris of Union county, who escaped from Tucker farm guards November 29 only two days before he was to have been paroled, was recaptured Sunday night at Lafayette, Ala,, penitentiary officials said Monday. Morris, convicted in Union circuit court January 20, 1930, on six charges of forgery and uttering, was sentenced to two years Imprisonment on each charge, the sentences to run concurrently. He was being worked at the Cummins state farm when the warden received notification that his applica* tion for parole had been acted on favorably. | Thieves Loot Fouke Post Office of $100 Burglars Enter Building by Forcing Side Door Puring Noon Hour TEXARKANA —Gaining entrance presumably by forcing a side door, burglars shortly after 12 noon Monday robbed the Fouke post office of $100 after smashing a lock on a small cash box in the office of the building. The burglary was discovered by Mrs. Ora Jones, postmistress, about 1:3)0 p. m. after she had returned from lunch. No one was in the building at the time the burglars forced entrance. Mrs. Jones told officers she was positive she had locked the front door of the post office before leaving for her home, but she could not say whether or not the side door had bolted. Colonel Shook in Grave Condition Army and Navy Hospital Commander Suffers Nervous Collapse HOT SPRJNGS.--COI. j. M. shook, commanding officer of the Army-Navy General hospital here, suffered a complete nervous collapse Monday, and his condition was considered serious Monday night. Arrangements are being made to send Colonel Shook to the Walter Reed government hospital, Washington, D. £„ immediately. An officer and two enlisted men will accompany him. Colonel Shook has been in ill health several weeks. He assumed charge of the hospital here Ust October. Here's Gavel Speaker Garner Won't Smash Soon WASHINGTON— W-Here is one gavel Speaker Garner won't break— Newspaper Demolished by Deputies in Mexico MEXICO earYV-flP) — Dispatches frdm Durango ,Cjty Sunday night reported a political clash there between the state governor and federal deputies of Durango following a raid fay the deputies on the newspaper "La Vot de Durangb." According to the dispatch,, Deputies Lorenzo Gamiz and Clemente Ceniceros f accompanied by Alberto H, Rodriguez, federal representative of the public •welfare'departinen^ and others invaded the newspaper plant' and smashed linotype's,, ^typewriters arid the press. ,; • ( Governor Pastor Rouiax, who lives near the plant, (heard the commotion and went to 'investigate. He'struck Gamiz over the 1 " head with his cane, the report said, v ana ordered the police to arrest all those involved. s The deputies and Rodriguez escaped arrest. Various felegrams protest' ing their action have been sent to President Ortiz Rubio and other federal'officials: Cinnabar Deposits Will Be Developed NASHVILLE—Development of Arkansas' new cinnabar-deposits 1 'from which quicksilver is derived, has been proceeding here gradually since discovery pf the deposits last July. A large acreage has been sold or leased, but there has been no iffering of stock. Leo P. Young of El Dorado, the first operator in the field, has been producing quicksilver with two retort? for several months and .has constructed several buildings on his property; W. E. Brown and associates of Da.1- las l Tex., have acquired 40 acres. They, plan to install equipment under the supervision of Dr. E. ,H. DeVore of Fort Smith, geologist. . A group of Fort Smith operators have leased a tract and Kinard and Hampton of Mississippi have started development. The "C" Mining Company of Kansas City has installed a mill with a capacity of 100 tons of ore 'daily. Smith's Name Is Sent toBay State Former New York Governor Very Willing to Be a Candidate BOSTON— (/P)—Alfred E. Smith's consent for the use of his name by candidates for delegates to the Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts was received Tuesday by iYank J. Donahue, Democratic State Chairmna, In a letter to Donaghue, Smith said "I would not be interpreted as hampering in any way the desire of my friends in Massachusetts to express heir sentiment for me." It was regarded as being in line with Smith's recent policy statement. «•»<»—. Game Is Ignored During Great Battle in China Premier Wang posals to end tHeX- which wefe offered ] Paul-Boncour, League of Nat were, accepted nese | • The 1 of world jfcwei I ' VV *" A ' government.. f Ching^ a speech China must t ] persons ..,__ day night by nese, powder ,: _ t , dispatches, reaching the , ttal Tuesday said. ' '" Japs Claim Great claimed late Tuesday the entire Chinese line if northward 1 , through the|v virons of ^iajngwan <J and chen, had been driven i their forces'in the'most' u,., that the Shanghai front Hast Backed by 12,000 re who landed during'the. the Japanese early Tuie! tremendous assault along'" front, using artillery, airp, chine guns'and a squadron,« a big pusli which Tokyo defeat the'Chinese fcc" eague of nations peace become operative. Mine* Threaten _ A terrific explosion, which i entire city, occurred whe« t slew up close to two Japa; ships in the Wangpoo riy International settlement _„„,,_,, rushed into the streets screamlnk an earthquake had struck, ' The ships were reported by to be undamaged; v t More than 700 wounded brought back from the front early Tuesday afternoon. « SHANGHAJ-(^p)-Shanghai's war one, for all the gunfire within it, is hunter's paradise. All through the Japanese occupied erritory,. on the small farms, ponds nd cana,ls and along the roadside, here are thousands of pheasants, par*ridges, wild pigeons, wild ducks and mall Chinese deer. The troops have been saving their mmuni tion, for other purposes and the ild creatures seem to have no fear of le roaring gjuns. They disport them- ilves in no man's land in the midst f the hubbub of war. at least soon,. Made of native mesquite in his Southwestern/ Texas district and weighing more than 250 pounds, it has a handle seven feet long and a round, carved hammer four feet long and nearly two feet in diameter. Received Monday, it took the strength of %^e husky men to put it in th* spsaksr,'s ojlce. cousty, g, Pate, Of BidaJ|0 With m Qn U» Side Eddie and Sugar Lou Recital on Tuesday Eddie and Sugar Lou's famous ne- gro orchestra, recording artists for Brunswick, will present a recital, assisted by local talent, at the Hope negro high school building at 7:30 o'clock Tttesjay night. This orchesitra is famous for its radio presentations from Dallas and other Texas cjties. Special reservations be M wwte fer wMte are f*B>t«l, the fflcchestra g oJdaMdi- Nashville Past Offers Resign^ Rev, Pat W, Murphy/toJ Become Executive Sec* ,i retary of Quaehita NASHVILLE, Ark.-The RTW Murphy, pastor of the First church in this city, has tpntativ,,, cepted the recent appointment ^ ecutive secretary of Ouachjta coll and; will probably make a formaj nouncement jn the next day or As yet, Mr. Murphy has given no. of* ,' fieial statement to the church hsfpt ^| but it was expected he would j] ' " " announcement at a meeting of Board of Deacons of the church ~ day night. , Acceptance of the position will quire Mr, Murphy's resignation ft the church here and hi§ removal frnj| the city between p»w and tfe* June, since the position w$l all of his time and will necgsj_ _ residence in another city, wh^ere. might be nearer the center of tjit?,' state. • • ****** Educators Will Meet in little Hock March 3 MAGNQLIA-The coun ? U of tion, the executive, body of the kansas Educational Assftciq hold the annual convention. Rock on March the council membersbj; ing F,

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