Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 4, 1932 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, March 4, 1932
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I.PMB88-lWM88!HilO am.n7r1.i-M ,n ,'r f^ftlMKafimrifta., b'Ati&'JiA&tel''^^ \ Suit Threatened by Attorney General In Road Contract Hogan Construction Co. Paid $500 a Day Rental on Idle Machinery HEARING~tHURSDAY Audit Commission Told of Huge Expenditures at Meeting Thursday LITTLE ROCK—(^r-Attorncy Gen- oral .Norwood threatened Friday to bring legal action against the Hogan Construction Company, of Little Rock, to receiver .sums, paid to ,it by the state for road machinery rental while It was idle and to recover further payments. He sent word to the Highway Audit Commission, if the testimony showed that the contract with the company was illegal and the sums were Illegally paid It, he was ready to file suit to break the contract hnd recover for the state, The Attorney General later told the commission that he would instruct the state auditor not to issue a warrant for a $43,900 voucher held by the construction company ahd would institute suits to enjoin .payment of any further money on claims by contractors having "cost plus" contracts with the state highway department nncl would instruct .the state highway department not to issue further vouchers on contracts; of that kind. Q. S. Christian, chief engineer of tho^^jhway^ department testified be- re't**^nc commission that JicTknew nothing of a 443,000 vouchtajdlB^as paid to the HoBan,;jponsti«ctT5h com- iteny'; fo*V>iw"oirk, under a "cost plus" contract on 15 miles of paving on the ArAkadclphia-Hot Springs highway. Wooden Nickles Are Okeh Now Clean-Ui) Drive to Begin in Hope on Monday, fe 14 This Year'* Campaign Will Be Spread Over «M Seven -Weelcr •'•• • ••. • The old expression, "Don't take any wooden 'nickles," doesn't go in the Village of Tenino, Wash., near Seattle. When- all the banks closed, the Chamber of Commerce issued scrip of this pieces of .spruce veneer as legal tended. And . here you see Kathryn Moses going shopping with her wooden money. •. .' . . WASHINGTON.—(#>)—President Hoover -Friday signed' the Jones resolution, setting aside flMIMW: for the Secretary of Agriculture to al(( in tlio establishment ,of agri-; cultural credit corporations. > Jo Testimony that rental of $500 a day on road construction .machinery was charged the state, for,, 143 days last year during which the machinery was idle, was offered before the state high, way audit commission by Dick H. Hogan, secretary-treasurer of the Hogan Construction company.' His testimony followed the appearances of John S. Park of Fort Smith, .and Justin Matthews of Little Rock, members of the state highway commission, who testified they knew nothing of/'cost plus" contracts entered into by Dwight H. Black-wood, chairman of the commission, with the Hogan Construction company. Books of the Hogan company showed a charge of $37,000 to the per. conal account of Dick H. Hogan last month out of approximately $65,000 he drew from Ihe state treasury eight months ago on claims for work on a "cost plus" contract for surfacing 15 miles of the Arkadclphin-Hot Springs highway. J. A. Rcnnic, chief accountant in (Continued on page three) • •»••» Band Box Revue Is Hit on Stage Here Ruth Royal to Present Unit Show at Saenger Again Friday Ruth Royal and her Band Box Revue scored one of the greatest stage successes of any music and dancing at- ' traction ever to appear on the local boards, at the Saenger Theatre Thursday night. This seems to be the con- census of opinion of those who saw the performance, which will be repeated Friday night. The dance orchestra, an exceptionally good one, used only the newest and latest tunes, as did the soloists.' The chorus was composed only of young girls, who could really dance, and who were exceptionally pleasing to the eye. Ruth Royal registered (he hit of Jthe evening, with her song "Cigaret'es! Cigars;", the lament of one who had gone to Broadway to achieve fame arid I success, only to find no other place' on that famous thoroughfare than selling cigerettes in a night club. The rone was introduced by Ruth Ettig in Ziegfcld Follies a few months ago. The athletic dance cf Miss Muriel Bandy was particularly good. Her" number drew round after round of applause, which it fully justified. There was also a splendid imitation 1 a dance made famous on the stage and in the films by Marilyn Miller, given by Peggy Dowell. The doll number was one of the hits of the show. But the entire chorus of six represented the principal attraction of the show. Aside frop being good dancers and singers they were all girls of charm and personality. It was a mixture of ^ood music and, good dancing such as seldom appears here. It was a show of the cleanest type to be fouwJ anywhere.—L. M, W- V; >y'- '•,•',"• " T '"''*,'-'- ! Traffic Expert Compares Shippers' Organization ; Here and in Illinois The $90,000-a-month freight bill that Hope business men and • individuals pay out to the three railroads entering thls'city was interestingly discussed before Hope Rotary club Friday noon by L. Carter Johnson, traffic expert. Calling attention 'to the fact that every clthen is vitally interested in What the railroads do, or have done to them, Mr, Johnson related the hisr tory. of railroad regulations in the United States. •• »: !|| The competition between large shipping areas, makes it constantly more necessary for shippers to be actively organized in their own sections, he told the Rotarlans.. He said this Illinois has hundreds of. traffic experts practicing before the Interstate Commerce Commission, seeking more advantageous rates for that 'State, while Arkansas, with-only three active tcaf- fic men, pays 150 per cent of the average Illinois freight rate. Regulation of the railroads came about in 1887 to end such evils as rebating to the larger shippers, withholding cars to plants located on rival llncy, and the falsifying of bills of lading by the shipper, Mr. Johnson said. The Ech-Cummins act of 1920, however, advanced still further, directing that the railroads should be guaranteed an average earning of 5 3-4 per cent, Mr. Johnson continued. In his opinion, regulation has stabilized railroad properties, although it has also rinsed the average cost to the shipper from 50 to 100 per cent since 1018. FWPER FANNY, SAY& • mn.u.«. MT.orr/ Annual Clean-Up Worthwhile for Business and y Public Taste Hope Chamber of Commerce is po- flpcrating with the National Clean Up ahd' Paint Up Campaign Bureau, to coyer a wider field of activities than is -usually considered in the annual cledn^up week. The campaign starts Monday, March 14, and runs through a period of: seven! * weeks, ending' April 30. Mayor John Vesey has agreed to designate byt proclamation the last two weeks of ^the campaign, April 18 to 30, as annual clean-up weeks In this city. All civic and welfare organizations who are interested in any ,\~ay in Hope and- the 'welfare of its people are expected to' assist in the campaign. What It Docs The following are some of the, things the campaign/docs:' ; It dcvclopcs community .spirit by everyone working for a common good. Fire losses-are reduced through the 'removal, of. waste'and rubbish. ; "••• Vacant grounds are improved, cleared of rubbish and converted Into play-' grounds* or thrift gardens. Trees are planted. Vacant buildings are cleaned up, windows washed and. attractive displays placed in them. ( Houses are cleaned and beautified,. Inside and put, lawns arc put in order, gara'ee/jjirid'fences are repaired; and .*P&W$ creased. buildings arc cleaned-up anil painted- up Which; materially '.' improves the morale and' <|ff(clcncy of the, workers. It advertises* die city. A clean town attracts the attention of tourists and naturally it receives much free publicity. . 1 To Help Business < This campaign .helps business. It starts repairs .and building activity. It creates a demand upon local dealers for everything needed in-making homes clean and attractive, and safe from fire, disease and ths weather. It stabilizes, restores and increases the value of real estate and helps the bankers and the borrowers. This campaign will give a few days work to the many that are rtofr unemployed and thus help in a small way to solve one of the biggest problems in America today. Results of the campaign Will bo cacl'ully tabulated and will be •published from time to time during the period. Anyone is likely to get upset when things are on the d«wu- ouse Raises Sales Tax Three Per Cent Levy Approved in Revenue Bill Amendment JACKSON, Miss.-(tf>)-The Mississippi House of Representatives Thursday approved a three per cent rate for the proposed retail gross sales tax. The vote was 7v to 62. The vote occurred on adoption of an amendment to the sales tax. The The vote was 75 to 62. The vote occurred on adoption of posed by Sillers of Bolivar in line with the rate urged by Governor Conner, As an amendment, it required only a majority to secure approvel. When the bill comes up for final ac-< tion, it will require a three-fifths vote of those present. The Sillers amendment changed the rate from one per cent recommended by the Ways and Means Committee. Immediately afterward the House approved, 88 to 48, a further amendment by Cox of Tippah and Coen of lopiah providing for distribution of one-third of the proposed three per cent sales tax to the counties. Government Rests Case Against McGill Brothers LITTLE ROCK—(#•)—The government late Thursday rested its case in the trial of A. U. amd H. T. McGill. Stuttgart rice millers, charged with forging bills of lading in rice shipments totaling thousand!) of dollars. A warrant from St. Louis, charging A. U. McGill with using the mails to defraud, was received here Thursday as the government was completing its case against the two brothers. The same transaction? as these involved in the case being tried here were said by officers to be the basis for the St. Louis uj.dict-went. i- a Three Servants i House Quest! Baby L i n d b e r g h's Dog Failed, Just When An- imal'Needed Most HOPEWELL, N; J.—Three servants Were at the Lindbergh estate when the baby was kidnaped. They have'been questioned, fingerprinted, and am under close scrutiny despite the con fidcnce of their employers. They are: Betty Gqjv, the nurse;'vivacious,'23, brunette with bobbed hair,and blue 'eyes. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and came to this country three years ago, ' ' She has been in; the Lindbergh employ for approximately a year and the family has been well pleased with her work. Elizabeth Morrow, Mrs. Lindbergh's sister, was among thoss who recommended her. Charles Junior ap; peared extremely fond of her. It was a household joke that he said "Gaw" before he said "Ma." ' Ollie Whatley, the butler-chauffeur; A short, wiry Scotchman with a pronounced Harry Laudcr burr in his voice. He also acts as the caretaker of the estate when the Lindberghs are absent. He appears very bitter against the kidnaper and "would like to have his hands around the throat of the man Who took that baby." Mrs. Whatley, wife of the butler, acted as maid and cook. She was extremely fond of the Llndbsrgh heir and played with it whenever she had a chance. The day after the kidnaping her eyes were red and swollen. A trooper heard her sobbing violently in her quarters above the garage. Trixie, a wire-haired terrier, was another important member of the Lindbergh household. Trixie had the run of the house and usually retired early in the evening in the hall ju%t outside the nursery door. Although Trixie usually barked loudly at the approach of strangers, she was strangely silent while the kidnaper was in the nursery a few feet from her nose, Californian Visits Brother in Hope Floyd Green, Formerly of Arkadelphia, Returns Home on Vacation Floyd Green, son of W. O. Green of Arkadelphia, is the guest of his brclh- er E. O. Green of this city. After spending the week-end here Mr. Green will return to his home in Los Angeles. Calif. • M.'. Green is an Associated Press Radio News Correspondent and is connected with radio station KFWB at Hollywood and Los Angeles. Mr. Green drove from Los Angeles to Hope in 38 hows. New Service Depot Meadows & Hutson Bid in Contract—D. F. Weaver Is Architect . Cpntract, for one of the largest and finest'gasoline service-stations in this section of the state, to be located on No. 67 at Emmet, was let here Friday by Otis Townscnd, of Emmet, to Meadows & Huljson, Hope contractors. The contract ] price »was $5,275.27. There were seven bidders, four being from Hope. . j , '''.. . Mr. Townsend operates the Emmet garage, at Emmet, and, his new building will be an elaborate service station, rest station for tourists, and a complete garage and parts depot. It it to be. brick building' 65 by 92 feet,, with ' concrete 1 floor throughout, a randwich bar, women's lounge, men's quarters, a large garage and parts department allowing for the complete overhauling of automobiles. • The structure was designed-by D. F. Weaver, Hope architect, and will be a striking addition to the scenery along highway No, 67. ' Scrub Cattle to Be Replaced in Sevier Pure Bred Beef Type Soon to Appear on Ranges of County i DEQUEEN, Ark.—Several hundred scrub cows in Sevier county will drop white face calves this season as the result o rthe-campaign to replace scrub range bulls with registered Herefords. Fifty Hereford bulls have been brought into -Sevler county during the past three years and have been placed in the following communities: Gillham, rCellum. Ultima Thule, Almond, Lebanon, Central, Falls Chapel, and Ben Lomond. The beef cattlemen are preparing (o vaccinate all of their young stuff for blackleg in the near future. At th» same time their branding iron and dehorning saws will be used. The cows ahe placed on feed about calving time and are fed a little from then until the range will support them. Steers andidry cows have gone through the past winter and that of 1931 without any feed except range grass and river bottom cane. Columbus and National Guard Game Cancelled The basketball game between the Columbus tigers and the local National Guardsmen, scheduled Friday flight has been cancelled on account of the illness of one of the Columbus players. A game has been scheduled for Saturday night between two National Guard teams: Magnolia Company Q and the local team. NURS >' if^i, •'';'&&££ Hoover Invite, R Mrs. ehfttleKr_. appeal direct^) 1 batty FrlSfay, as thaT6ntIrec This sta^ment^ii press, 1 make,) napers islrihig Would gU a rcpreseni any*time;or would HOE Llnd **'Utf&ffr±^M he'Lindbergh home Fi ItMvasvalsd learned 1 f 1 . ..... ^ ., ,. staffed' again -early iFrida " Bfp'statwnenVhirs^-*"* the'hatuf &'ot 'Uie,au *?Sa»elUscoVer&i '^ and Oriental Maid Sen <fc«*T, '' |. J v Accomplice: TOP—An..;aerial view of the Charles A. Lindbergh-home and grounds at Hopewell, If s J.,'ls shown in the exclusive aerial picture above, taken, at daylight aftejj thp -kidnaping of Baby Lindbergh and telephotoed to NEA Service and Hope Sta,r, From specially chartered plane, NEA cameraman got a «lear view of the second floor nursery window through which Baby Lindbergh was taken and which is marked by arro in photo above. First theory of state troopers was thS«t kidnapers, after using a ladder which they abandoned near the window, made their way around the house and, into woods in the rigW upper background. Footprints, believed to have been made by the kidnapers, were found along this route. • . • . • BOTTQM-r4n the midst of the sorrow that has invaded their home neai Hopewell, N, J,, Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh gave to NEA Service and to Hope Star, the picture of their baby son, which is reproduced as a tclephoto above- Never before published, this picture discloses to the work 1 for the first time the charm and infant beauty of the boy who was kidnaped as he slept in Jiis. nursery crib. • Loan Blanks Sent To Cpjinty Agents All Applications by Farmers Will Be Handled at Memphis Application >bank$ to be used by farmers in obtaining government crop loans will Jtjg ifl }J>e hands of county agents about &e puddle of next week, V. Roy Reid, Sfsistant director of the University, oi Arkansas College of Agriculture nounced The Ext been asked tions. Mr. plications Service, an- Service again has in the examina- *aid. All Arkansas ap- A fr handled at the Memphis of^ip* ^y D. J. Burleson, Extension aEMMBjJst. Mr. Burleson will seen as the applica- received. tions Stage Play to Be Put Onby Scouts Franklin Mckary and Pay* tan Kolb Appear Before Rotarians Ifope Boy Scouts will present a play "Building America's Manhood" on the stage of the Saenger theater next Tues'day'night, in conjunction with the feature photoplay, Scouts announced in speeches tq Hope Rotary club Friday noon ajt. Hotel Barlow. The Scouts' pica was presented by Franklin McLarty, young son of Tom McLarty; and Payton' Kolb, son of Dr. A. C. Kolb. The boys announced that the Scouts were handling ticket sales for the Saenger Tuesday night, and from their share of.th* firocaeds would build an to, tfe* Sewt hut, . >; POUGHI?EBBSIE, N, y.-, taro Altyama, ygung Japajn „ was convicted Jato ^Thursday?*)! degree murder in Uie killing^ William Sehate,,his and was sentenced to ^ trie chair the .week of Aunl Otsuka, Japancsa. hidj^ guilty of second defree, sentenced, to imprlsonmeii to life, ' 4 ' • Yama received the Hq is the first Japanese ev«V ed to death in New York rtj Sadako, h^js sister-in-W*i } fainted and was carried fr«n, ! |he room. * " ; After Judgq, Graham Witschbf hounced sentence Jesse L. Roscr attorney for the servants, gaj would appeal. When the tyi Roscnbcrii protected that against the Japanese growing V the SinO'Japancse disturbonpe,. i make it difficult lor the Japanese 'to get a fair trial, The jury was put two a,nd hours. It had received the, cases ing the afternoon aftc/p a, week of mony. Mcst scn^tional was 'the mony of Mrs. Florence Quick ;.)zza, companion of the murdered Ufacturer, Mrs. Carozza described Q terrj|' fight that began before day/Q Schatz' bedroom and ppded in basement of the Jougb sion, leaving a trail o| damaged household furnishing The state charged that AJfayanii raged at having been discharged . a dispute with Schatz, entered c-oom where Schatz and M?*- C» were sleeping, seeking revenge. minutivc Sadako, the state helped in the ensuing battle „, saw Schatz beaten to death, altho Mr::. Carozza said that during the struggle the maid etpfld, watching, bewildered. The defense contended ma was insane. Hill and Spring* GirU to Meet A basketball game of . interest to local fans wpi here Saturday afternoon. between the Spring Hill, girls Mineral Springs girls iff bring a large p-owd of both comwuntii,es here. The game is schsdute} 3:30 and will be played National Quar* Afmav Walnut

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