Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 2, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 2, 1932
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VOLUME 83—NUMBER 108 An'*. HOPE, ARKANSAS, WfiDMSDAY, MARCH 2/1932 LINDBERG Negro Bound Over for Middeir of Wallace « i T"* 1 ^ . . - . V '.'- • . i . * " t Ed Washington Is Held Without Bail By Judge Gentry '"' - > Second Negro;, Henry Wyatt, Also in Jail as Murder Suspect MUD TRACKS, CLUE One Arrest by Sheriff— Second by Jim Bearden, Special Investigator Ed Washington, Spring Hill negro suspected in the murder of - Alfred Wallace, white storekeeper, which occurred last month on the Patmos- Doolcy's Ferry road 1 , was bound over to the Hempstead county grand jury late Wednesday without bond, following a hearing before Municipal Judge U. .A. Gentry, Washington was arrested by Sheriff John L. Wilson and officers some time ago when measurement of the suspect's feet indicated he might have been the man who left well-defined footprints in the soft mud about the scene where Wallace's body was found one winter morning by a school-girl. Robbed and Murdered New Dry Chief Of Hawaii Bearing Orders to "clean up Hawaii Colonel John F. J. Herbert, shown here, former federal prohibition administrator of the Chicago district, has been sent to Honolulu. M. L. Harney, until recently administrator • at Minneapolis, was 'named to the Robbery was given as the motive.'Chicago post. (6r. the aged store-keeper's murder. •Wednesday's court hearing revealed that officers have had two negroes in jail for some time, both bzing' listed •s suspects,. To Rule On Loans ojt the Sp'rlng Hill ; community,, was' picked up at the request of Jim Bearden,''special .investigator who had been retained by members of tha Wallace family from Mississippi. Wednesday's case was brought against Washington, with Wyatt held nominally as a suspect, but actually as a witness against Wshlngton, Sheriff Wilson told this paper. Muddy TraiXs Are Clue The sheriff said that officers invcs'U gating the tracks in the mud on the murder scene found that Wyatt's feet were too big to have made them; but Washington's feet appeared to tally with the tracks. Washington, represented by Attorneys Carrigan & Monroe, went into Wednesday's hearing in an attempt to show that the state had no real evidence to prove he was anywhere near the scene at the time the murder was committed. The state was represented by Dep- "uly Prosecuting Attorney John Vesey. Three Men Freed in Emerson Robbery The Jury Finds Trio Not Guilty in Looting of Bank MAGNOLIA—Ed and Oscar Chandler and J, B. Ray, charged with the robbery of the Emerson bank, were acquitted by a jury in Columbia county circuit court here Tuesday. Oscar Chandler testified that he was at his home at Smackover in bed at the time of the robbery and Ed Chandler declared that he had gone to Junction City after a load of liquor, which he later unloaded and hid beside the highway on his return to Smackover. Ray was not called to the stand by the defense. !!•••» Farmers Loan Head for Texas Is Selected DALLAS — (fi>) — Appointment of Carl Gallagher of Dallas as office manager of the regional agricultural loan office of the Reconstruction Finance .Corporation was announced 1'ucsday by Owen Sherrill, regional manager, under whom he will serve. Sherrill said he planned to spend as much time as possible turing Texas Arizona and New Mexico, the states comprising the Southwest region. He expects to distribute approximately |7,000,000 in agricultural loans in the next three months. About 60 contact men will be appointed to tour the field in the loan % 'i k. Sherrill said. Graduates of agricultural colleges will be used as much as possible. Separation Fear Held Cause of Double Slaying HOUSTON, Tex.—Police authorities here believed Tuesday night that fear of impending separation caused Staff Sergeant Thomas 1. Lane, 42, of the 40th air squadron. San Antonio, to kill Mrs. Bernjce Palme*?, about 39, and then kill himself in an apufUijent Mr. Norwood to Decide If Liquidating Agents May Pledge Assets LITTLE' ROCK—Ths Arkansas office of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation probably will begin receiving loan applications from closed hanks within a few days, it was said Tuesday after a telegram had been received from Washington announcing that the National B,oard is ready to consider such applications. The telegram, sent by Alfred G. Kahn, president of the Union Trust Company and chairman of the Arkansas Advisory Board, who is in Washington conferring \vith members of the National Board, said that consideration of applications from closed banks will' depend upon a .ruling by state legal.authorities as to whether liquidating agents have a right to pledge assets of such banks as security for loans for the benefit of depositors. Attorney General Hal L. Norwood was asked for an opinion on the question but through a misunderstanding us to who was to ask for the opinion, the request did not reach hirn until late in the afternoon. Mrr Norwood said he will look into the matter Wednesday. Sam J. Wilson, liquidating agent for the .American Exchange Trust Company, said Tuesday that everything is in readiness to present the application of that bank as soon as the sta."j Advisory Board is ready to consider it. The amount of the loan sought will depend upon the amount pf assets made available to pledge as collateral through filing of financial statements by makers and endorsers of notes, Mr. Wilson said. He said that replies to requests for such statements have been slow in coming in and thtat a greater number is needed immediately to be'presented with the application for a loan. J. W. Jarrett, manager of the Little Rock agency of the Reconstruction Finance applications from open banks will be filed this week. FLAPPER FANW SAYS; RIO. U. B. PAT. OFT. Bulletins LITTLE ROCk.-(/P)-Llquldat- Ing agent* of closed banks have ample authority to pledge their asuota as security for loans from the 'Reconstruction finance Corporation, Attorney General. Norwood said Wednesday. . .NILES,.Ohlo.— (fi>)—Jtur.as Dc- Julc, Jr., 11, lion of a prominent contractor, was kidnaped by two men in an automobile Wednesday. LITTLE ROCK.-(/p)-J. M. Kln- scr of Prcscott Wednesday was elected Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Arkansas. NEWTON SO.UARE, Pa.—(/P)— Major General•Smcdlcy D. Butler, announced he Is a candidate for the Republican nomination of United States Senator against Senator Jaires J. Davis. Butler will •run on a bone dry platform with the support bf Pinchot, he says. Davis recently came out for modification. . 18-Mill Tax Takes 3 of 4 Districts Returns Made on Hope, Washington, Fulton and Ozan irec of the first four districts rc- Wcdnesday showed that the 18-mill -tax was.Mwmfing^Hcmpstead^ cbuntv in the annum school election held Tuesday. • ... Ozah ; voted but 12 mills; however the 18-mill levy carried in Fulton, Washington and Hope. In the Hope district, C. F. Routon and Dr. Don Smith were elected to the district board; and H. M. Stephens of Blevins was given 236 votes, and J. O. Johnson, Columbus, 228 votes for the county school board positions. In the Fulton district, Charles Rowland and J. E. Wilson were elected to the local board, while Stephpns aid Johnson each drew 43 votes for the district board. In Ozan, E. Haselman and H. O. Stuart became local directors, and Stephens and Johnson got 40 votes apiece for the county board. The Washington district elected Bob Levins and I. L. Pilkinton as local directors, and gave Stephens 77 and Johnson 174 votes for the county board. ^ta» Stone Chateau Is Planned By Legion Building to Be Civic Center for Clarksville Residents CLARKSVILLE, Ark.- (IP) -Erection of a stone chateu on Glen Island, half a mile southeast of here, is planned by the Clarksville American Legion post. The chateu, with a swimming pool, playground and auditorium, is to serve as a civic center for Clarksville. Construction of a leve and the deepening of Spadra creek channel are necessary before building can be started 1 , as the island is subject to overflow during high waters. Local labor is to be employed in all the work. Oleomargarine Tax Opposed by Cotton Co-Op. NEW ORLEANS— (IP)— Directors of »he American Cotton Co-operative Association Tuesday .voted to enter vigorously upon a "campaign" for the removal of the 10 per cent tax on oleomargarine "and other discrimination" against the product. Resolutions adopted instructed officers of the association to co-operate with domestic producers of animal and vegetable fats which enter into oleomargarine in calling upon cingress and the state legislatures to remove and prevent discriminatory barriers." Tot Takes Long Trip LONDON—Somewhere bstween here and Sydney, Australia, Jean Marlow, tiny two-year-old, is making a long sea journey by herself. The girl, an orphan, is on her w«y to live with an uncle in Sydney. 4 note has been tied on her coat. It reads: "Please L. kind to me on this long voyage. I am an orphan and goiftfi to live with my uncle in Sydney. 1 aan only two years Mistress of French Millions Mme. Christiane Coty, shoSvn here, not only, is the wife of the richest man in France but also Is first lady of Ajaccio, her husband's native Corsican city. Francois Coty, multi-millionaire'perfume manufacturer, has just been elected mayor. Mme. Coty, a famous pet fancier^, is shown with one fo her prize dogs. She is a reigning beauty. , , Doc Keith Freed by Parole Board LITTLE ROCK—(AP)—Algernon (Doc) Keith, Hempstead county prisoner serving a one-year term for involuntary manslaughter, was one of eight prisoners paroled from the Arkansas penitentiary by the State Parole Board Wednesday. Keith, convicted at the October term of Hempstead circuit court for the fatal injury of the late Miss Vera Walker in an automobile accident on the Fulton paved highway last summer, entered the penitentiary in November. Tom Anderson Is Given Promotion Former Hope Man Heads Sales Dept. of Augusta (Ga,2_Mill Co, Tcm M. Anderson, brother of Roy Anderson of this city, has just beon promoted 1 to the post of sales manager ol all departments of the Riverside Mills of Augusta, Ga., according to word reaching Hope. His appointment was made by T. M. Hefferman, first vice-president of the Georgia company. Mr. Anderson was for many years general manager of the American Wholesale Grocer company, Little Rock, which formerly owned a branch in Hope. He left Little Rock mar; than a year ago to accept an executive position with the Riverside Mills. American Legion Meet Announced Regular March Meeting to Be Held at City Hall Thursday Night The American Legion post will inset Thursday night at 7:30 at thi- city hall for the regular meeting of the month. Post Commander J. L. Stringer urges that every member of the post attend. Outpost meetings are expected to be resumed this month, the meeting will be heW on the third Thursday night in the inpAth, the place to 'be announced later. Democrats Push FreeJVheat Bill Vote by Wednesday Is Sought After Committee Reverses Stand WASHINGTON—(/P)—The principle of feeding the hungry with wheat from the Farm Board's bulging bins was embraced Tuesday by House Democratic leaders and they made preparations to pass on Thursday a Senate bill devoting 40,000,000 bushels to this purpose. Under pressure from majority lead- cr t s, the Agriculture Committee today reversed its previous stand and approved the measure, 15 to 6. A fortnight ago it rejected it, 14 to 9. Wednesday Chairman Jones will ask the Rules Committee for right of way in the House and, if Democratic plans are carried out, a vote will be taken Thursday. "That is as soon as W3 can get it up," explained Representative Bankhead of Alabama, ranking Democrat on the Rules Committee. Under the bill, the Red Cress would distribute the wheat. President Hoover's approval would be required upon each applivation for wheat. The Red Cross could have the wheat milled into flour or exchange it for feed. In addition to providing food for needy people, provision also is made lor feeding livestock in the crop failure areas of the Northwest. Forest Fires Sweep Wide Area in North Carolina ASHEVILLE, N. C.-(#>)-Stiff winds swept forest fires over a trout in Western North 100-mile Carolina mountains Tuesday Right, while fighters hoped for fulfillaiejit of predictions el rain, Chinese Army in Retreat After Fiye WeeksofFighting Leaders Claim Retreat Is Tactical; New Lines to Be Formed TO REN^W B A T T L E Chinese Pushed Back to Twelve and One-Half Mile Limit "SHANGHAI '—(/p)— china's world fam6us 19th Route army, -were re- Ireating westward Wednesday night after five weeks stubborn fighting at Shanghai, closely pressed by the powerful Japanese war machine. The Japanese claimed that the Chinese soldiers were unable to stand any longer the terrible force of their retreat .which they 1 ', said were rapidly turning to rout. Chinese military officials said it was a tactical .retreat and they planned 'to establish .new lines at Nanziang, 10 miles west and renew the battle there. The Japanese advance along the Chapei-Woosung battle line Wednesday had almost pushed the Chinese back to tha twelve and one half mile •limit set bythe 1-eceht Japanese ultimatum. Woosung alone was , holding out against the march of the big war machine. Finland Faccists 2 Lapua Members of Cabinet Said to Have Offered Resignation HELSlNGFORS, Finland-^)— Finland's Fascisti rebels, the Lapua, held the town of Mantsalla, 35 miles from the capital, Tuesday night and a government trap set at Hameenlinna, 70 miles away, failed to bag any conspirators. Although the government announced that it believed the movement was well in hand, a regiment of soldiers arrived in the capital from Turku, in southwest Finland, to strengthen the army here. Other military contingents, all of which 'the government said' had remained loyal, remained ready to act if further outbreaks occurred. Two members of the cabinet, Social Minister Kilpelainen and Assistant Home Minister Solja, both of whom arc Japuamen, Tuesday offered their resignations to President Pehr Evind Svinhufvud. They heretofore formed the opposition bloc in the cabinet. There was no word today of the clash between Fascist bands and government troops in the mantsala area, which was reported to have occurred yesterday. One man who succeeded in getting through to the capital from Mantsala said he saw only a few rebels armed with rifles and tthat they had little ammunition. He dc;-:ribed the rebels as "lighthearted youth" who believed their surrender would be arranged easily with the government to prevent bloodshed, and who hoped that rebellious events would cause the fall of the present ministry, Ex-Slave Claims to Be 112Years Old Aged Negro Says He Dips, Smokes, Chews and Keep* Late Hours MEMPHIS, Tenn.-(yP)— "Uncle Abe" F'jyton, Shelby county's oldest resident and an ex-slave, celebrated his 112th birthday at the same time Memphis observed the 300th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Peyton says he smokes, chews, dips snuff, drinks whisky and' stays up until one o'clock in the morning. iMta^^ ^g tfO^^ ^£r ' Baby Safe ivr» H SMv • f Received a By Child's Gat Tax and Fees Give T|T cj Highway Fund Balance U. d. 1 m—TT-.-j-Th ' W L *f ^ LITTLE ROCK -(;p)~» Payment of ||]Of| approximately $300,000 Into the state WllBU highway bond sinking fund Tuesday and Monday representing February gasoline tax collections and partial settlements for automobile license* fees, created a balance in that fund sufficient to meet all bond and interest requirements due • Tuesday, State Treasurer Roy V. Ceonar'd said. A large part of the deposits in the treasury -was by check and Leonard said warrants issued against the fund inpayment of old road improvement district bonds will be held a day or iwo until the checks have been cjear- ed. Part-Pay Offered On City Licenses Council Votes to S p 1 i t $2.50 Fee Into $1.25 Semi-Annually Emulating -the State Highway DeV partment's action in providing a part-, payment plan for the purchase of state auto licenses, the Hope 'city council Tuesday: night authorized the payment pf' city' license ta'gs.j which ,are JSW50 a year.lin tw instirllments of $1._ Introdqced. by Alderman burton, the resolution granting*,. authority to 'the city clerk; witf adi ed 6 to 2. -'• 5l < The motion was opposed "by Alderman W. A. Lewis and Roy Stephenson, on the ground's that $2.50 was too small a sum to be handled in part- payments. It was their contention that the doubling up of bookkeeping would cost the city more-than the convenience offered the. motorist would be worth. ( , The council appointed Mrs. R.. N. Berry, widow of the late supervisor of trash collection, to her husband's position for a period •of two mouths. Tornado insurance in the amount of $45,000 Was, ordered taken out on the municipal water and light plant. The council approved monthly bills for payment Legion Auxiliary Meeting Thursday Mrs. Ruth Fleming tb Be iivCharge of Program This Month The American Legion Auxiliary will hold' their regular March meeting Thursday night at the city hall, beginning at 7 o'clock. This meeting will only last 45 minutes and all members arc especially urged to attend. Mrs. Ruth Fleming is in charge of the program for this occasion and an interesting and instructive program is promised, Mrs. Chad Hall, who was a delegate of the local post at a Child Welfare meeting held 1 in Littltc Rock on Tuesday and Wednesday Of this week will tell of the work being planned by this organization. C. and G, W, Withdraws K.C.S. Stock Applications JEFFERSON CITy-W-The Chicago Great Western railroad Tuesday withdrew its aj?|>Jj,?ation in which the Allegheny corporaton which now drew its applicajjon after it had been pointed out by the commission that it sought approval of the state public service ^ffTOMgtffp for permission to purchase Oi&jjjftNJiAFes of the common stq/ck of tb* Kpgas City Southern railroad. Huge Oil Company Formed By Merger Prairie Group Consolidated With Sinclair in $500,. 000,000 Corporation INDEPENDENCE, Kan.-(yip)—A new giant of the oil world was born Tuesday night when stockholders completed ratification of the Prairie-Sinclair merger, creating the Consolidated Oil Corporation, a $500,000,000 concern. The consoldaton combines the Sinclair Oil Corporation, the Prairie Oil and Gas Company and the Prairie Pipe Line Company, operating in the Southwest and Midwest. Harry F. Sinclair, oil magnate who left an Independence dru? store some 30 years %go to take a hand in the early development of the Midcou- tinent petroleum fields, will be chairman of the executive committee. H. R. Gallagher, Los Angeles, formerly witi} pis Sibsll Oil Corporation on the Pacific coast, wiU be president. w - S. FitZBfttrick, chairman of the card malted fMiti to Colonel read, baby net accordingly, p'cked Up from a of the city and, i distributor-In the ' WASmNbfON- tlon,of t Lindbergh Attorney , \ '. - 4' • has I «ct the infant saf er's arnidji , *,JT It was learned- Wednesday that a pinned to''the sill C 'thrdugh tjfrhich the' ; t from its" sickbed! made a definite _.... ^ ^ „ It also threatened harnv^ If the ransom Was not p tents of the note,was div method of 'the payment :~s the not? was revealed.' \ So threatening was thej hours its-.very existent by, the police investigat It was finally del solute definiteness', ransom' demand i hqd. b& Colonel Lindbergh/had,', mept any demand -il by eou^d get'his baby back;, Ndne woultit-£ay-how the demand called for b ported that it calle'd^for undented by source^ ' < Lindbergh fapiJw, , The ba,by was go vere cold when It .was' nursery,"" in V'ihe^R&jhd <sfi Lmobergji :i--'---- JJ "" The invesl day morning that «ne> and a • woman}j napers, '*' !."|'** ^ . No cities have been.to search went on by land ow**y an effort to away.. HonoLalMygi Miw Named on Honor in Aj-tDepartmejU *• f\ * #•(•« T W » v *\.tm>i**^**™ '"** M— fc*& of Hope is named pn the honor the College,<if. Arts $n,(} jjgienejs, vcrsity of Arkansas. ar«n«uoeSd'i by Dean V- I* 'Jones, Students whose grade-point ay; war. 4 fit hette, with, 6 ,6s. a "' sct>re, we're named on the ho/; _ Miss Green\ average for tfes $** ty mester was 4.38, which indi^ftes'ji B-plus grade in all her studies, Mk was one pf^W Arts coltege jufljof*' named on the honor toll- <•> '•" '-•' ' toitosd a bxpken left & ft, 44^ * driver Rookie Fireman Hurt in GUdewater Mishap • . _ « f- QLAPJWATER, Te*. - A fireman's first run, made hjsre" night as he joined the city partment, rosy prove fatal few The fire truck, piloted by «i fireman, crashed into q parked mobile on Main street and into a ditch. P»*e B»ard«n, plumber ily lives hi St. LJauis, thfrrojokje, pernaps fetally injured, rfe internal iwjurieSj pehps on a broken left grpi an4 JK foot. Fred

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