Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 27, 1937 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 27, 1937
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IT'S A Murder Charge to Be Filed Against Dr John W. Bruce North Little Rock Physician Denies Slaying Student WOMAN TELLS STORY Taxi Dancer Re-Enacts Attack for Prosecuting Attorney LITTLE ROCK.—Prosecuting Attorney Fred A. Donham announced Friday night thnt Saturday he would file a cahrgc of first degree murder against Dr. John W. Bruce, electric physicinn, who wns questioned at the county jail following his arrest by North Little Hock police Wednesday as n suspect in the murder of Elmer Graham Thompson, North Little Rock High School honor student, December 8, 1936. Story of AUnck The prosecutor's announcement followed re-enactment of her story of the youth's slaying by Zclda Lou Ha Hums, 21, taxi dancer, who hns made n signed statement implicating Dr. Bruce and an unidentified "dark-complexioned man" as young Thompson's slayers. • , The girl, in custody of Mr. Donham and Detective Sergeants Campbell and Charles of the North Little Rock Detective Bureau Friday followed the route in the prosecutor's car over which young Thompson was said to have been taken immediately before and after his slaying. Miss Hallums, who told North Little Rock officers that shcwas the murder, took the officers nnd the prosecutor to a spot near the Rock Island viaduct across East Arkansas avenue, where she said the murder took place. From there she directed them over the route that she said wns taken by the youth's slayers to the Main stret viaduct. She pointed out the place where she said the body was dragged from the car nnd the route followed by his slayers in placing the body near a switch track under the viaduct. > t Girl Faints as Sh<f Mcots'Mdlljer- An unexpected incident occurred as the girl was being taken from the county jail Friday morning. As she, Mr. Donham and the detectives walked out the door the young woman encountered her mother and sister entering the jail. She fainted and fell to the sidewalk before Charles and Campbell could assist her. Officers said her head struck the pavement sharply and that it was with difficulty that they revived her. Questioning of Dr. Bruce was not started until after the young woman had taken Mr. Donhnm over the route that she alleges Dr. Bruce's car followed the night of the salytng. Officers started questioning the physician late in the afternoon, but ho continued to deny that he had any connection with yonug Thompson's death. 65 New Trees Are Placed on No. 67 Third Planting Saturday in Hope Star-City of Hope Project Sixty-five young American Elm trees were being planted on the approaches of highway No. 07 to Hope, Saturday, in the second replacement order of the Hope Star-City of Hope joint beuatification program. Sponsored by Hope Star which paid half the expense, and the City of Hope, which matched the newspaper's contribution, 236 young elms were originally planted on highway No, 67 approaches more than a mile out on cither side of the city. The original planting was in the spring of 1936. In the fall of 1936 there were 100 replacements— nnd 65 in this third planting. Replacements have been ordered merely to fill in the gaps where trees have died. Certain spots on the highway right-of-way are not so favorable to tree growth, apparently, for there was a heavy mortality rate in the second planting, placed where trees had died in Ihe first planting. Special pains will be taken this time to force the growth in these unfavorable spots. The planting is under direction of the Fruit & Truck Branch Experiment Station, with all expenses paid by the city and the newspaper. The bride's immediate family should not give showers in her honor. 1. Can anything be wj4er thijn it is long? 2. Which has the right-of-way sit an airport—a descending pl»ne or an ascending plane? 3. What is the world's most popular beverage? i. What is the greatest of all solvents? 5. How long has the American flag had 48 stars? oil STUAUT MAMMOCK expo»6 of the clever tchemct that Mlridte 'the American people out of million* of dotlart yearly* No. 38. Free Permanent Wave Mrs. Alice Miller wns called from her house work by the ringing of the doorbell. U was her third interruption and she wns ready to dismiss the culler with scnnt ceremony. But when she opened the door to a very courteous young mnn, she listened to his story. "Mrs, Miller," he sold, "the Aurora Beauty Parlor hns juM opened near here, and In order to make your acquaintance, we offor you a free permanent wave." j Free?" she askccl. "How can you afford to do that?" "Oh, it's just our woy of advertising. Instead of telling y6u how good our work is, we give you a free demonstration. When you know the quality of our work, you will be a. steady customer," Mrs. Miller wns impressed. "What do I have to have to do?" she asked. "Just take this certificate and phone for an appointment. We charge fifty cents for the certificate—merely to bo sure you will keep the appointment." Mrs. Miller needed a permanent, so fihe gladly paid the small amount and Immediately phoned for an appointment. When she arrived nt the salon, the place seemed full of customers. She j knew that such a free offer could not bo extended very long, and congratulated herself on being one of the lucky ones. The operator looked her hair over and said: "First, I'll have to trim it a little." "But," Mrs. Miller opposed, "I don't need n haircut." "Oh, just a little trim., I want it to be exactly right.!' "Why then I'd have to have it washed, too!" "Of course! Your hair wouldn't take n nice wash as it is. Don't you worry about it. Leave everything to me." Her hair was trimmed, shampooed and dried. The operator worked rapidly, but clumsily. Mrs. Miller put him down a.s a beginner. She noted, too, that the equipment was old and bndly worn. Finally the heat was turned on the permanent waving machine and things apparently went along all right. 'Someone came to the door and said: "Henri, will you come here a minute?" The operator excused himself and left the room. Mrs. Miller sal patiently waiting for what seemed an usus- ually long time. Suddenly she screamed. The operator dashed in. "What is it, Mrs. Miller?" he asked. Oh! My hair! It's burning!" WEAT»ER. Arkansas—>Gencra,ti)i fair Saturday night, rain in afternoon, cold wave, freezing at night; Sunday fair, colder. VOLUME 39—NUMBER 39 HOPE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27,1937 PR10E 6c COPY BRITAIN WARNS JAP ft ft ft ft . ft] ;#&.• .ft ft ft ft ft ft ft Bright, Parson! on All-State Tea] o r •"— • 1 r _____ .j, . ..,-,„ ,. li'M 11 Scliools Place on Star's First Three Grid Teams The operator quickly threw the switch and began disengaging the contacts with fumbling hands. The odor of singed hair was strong in the air. "That's all right, Mrs. Miller, your • - (Continued on P,agb Three) B. H Buchanan to Be Buried Prescott Funeral S e r v c i e s to Be Held at 3:30 o'Clock v Saturday Funeral services for B. H. Buchanan, 38-year-old Hope grocer salesman, who was found dead in his room at the Parker hotel in Texarkana Friday morning, were to be held at 3:30 p. in. Saturday from the home of Mrs. Werner Hamilton at Prescott. The services were to be conducted by the Rev. Fred U. Harrison, pastor of First Methodist church of Hope. Burial will be in the Proscott cemetery. Mr. Buchanan had been a residenj Hope several ycar.s and wns forme] connected with Ritchie Grocer coin* pany of this city. For the [wist several months he was a salesman for the Rj»*? public Food Products company, pi Chicago. «*V Justice of the Pence O. E. Cooper, Texnrkana .said Mr. Buchanan died of natural causes, a heart attack. He is survived by his widow small son, Mark Buchanan, of Hopakj,, Five Schools Are Represented on the First Selection TEAM AVERAGES 181 Second and Third Stringers Are of High Quality Material The ffojx; .Star today announces ifs first annual all-slate high school football team in which It .schools are rr-prrsentrd in the first, second and Ihird U uns. The irsi tc'ani was selected from players of five schools, the second loam from players of t>ij{hl .schools and UK. thipt team from seven schools. "he Star gives Hope High School three places on the flint team, selecting Freeman Stone, Vasco Bright and Wnodrow Parsons. Pine Bluff, Little Rock. Camden and Blytheville placed two each on the first team. Tlit' newspaper's first-string backfield presents a quartet of Iriplc-thrctit stars in Bright of Hope, Bushm.-iicr of Little Rock, Mosely of Blytheville and Stern of Camden. Stern was given the fullback post. He is a line-plunger, passer and punter that a ly coach should be proud of. His play against Hope at Camden was brilliant, shining much brighter than the more-publicized Kizzia, Bright, Bushmaier'and Moslcy are all speedsters and nifty ball carriers. Big Center a Star McCom.ell of Little Rock, a 202- pound p vyor, was given the center position for his consistent defensive play wee.': alter week, and because of his accurate passing which means much to .he ball carriers. Parsons of Hope and Davis of Pine Bluff arc the best two guards in the state. Both are fine blockcrs and de-> fcnsivo stars that any coach shouldlbe: delighted to call his own. j Freeman Stone of Hope and Gerald White of Camden are two tackles that have prov-.'d their worth in both Arkansas an.. Louisiana high school football. Stone has been all-slate material thrc'j years in a row and his final seas n was his most brilliant. While was an all-slate tackle in Louisiana before moving to Camden. His all-rot id play against Hope proved ,t he was a lop-nolchcr of the first TO. Two Brilliant Kmls '••Phillips of Pine Bluff and Warring?' tdn of Blythoville, lanky ends, ar^ the'type of receivers that make sers famous. Both are speclacu Bo(h are great defensive stars, gains have been made around ti ends. The Star's first team averages the line 190 pounds, and The PLAYER Phillips White Parsons McConnell Davis Stone Warrington Bright Mosely Bushmaier Stern Team average Reese Dreher Wilson Beasley Keith Ferguson Amhort Salman Bolin Marti nclale Kizzia Team average E. Barker Quimby " " Hooker -•••' T. Barker Kopert Ross Roberts Masters i • i i Best in Arkansa^ * The Fii-st Team ( j SCHOOL WEIGHT POSITION £ Pine Bluff 185 Left End I Camden f 195 Left Tackl$ Hope ' 170 LeftGuartiJ Little Rock 202 Center : 'm Pine Bluff 186 Right Guarfl Hope ' 205 Right TackJl Blytheville 190 Right End1$ Hope :? 155 Quarterback liiiHii IfJpifih me* & , w»*S» iflfcltW-Ki'. tiiirlfiJai m Hililf" iKi-c Sr ^Weat Blytheville 160 Left Half : v Little Rock 159 Right Half Camden 186 Fullback 181 line average 190 backfield 165. * '* * The Secbnd Team Hope 165 Left End Jonesboro 194 Left Tackle North 'Little Rock 170 Left Guard Forrest City 165 Center Hope 170 Right Guard Pine Bluff 185 Right Tackle Little Rock 172 Right End Russellville 155 Quarterback Pine Bluff 160 Left Half Little Rock 159 Right Half Camden 185 Fullback 171 line average 175 backfield 165. *" . * * The Thfrd Team Smackover 165 Left End Hppe 185 -Left 'Tackle Pinc'BliiSK" • 168 * i * 4 " :; Lei&-Gua'rd-- — » Smackover 175 Center Little Rock 200 Right Guard Pine Bluff 185 Right Tackle Blytheville 180 Right End Hope 150 Quarterback j JL NF; ii iji NEW borrow they u ful loa dollars The P. Bi.< c — - j r _M4 ($1 j H/kPi Crx-j^w* funds hospits The for- th stamps $300 -t( rOgen-i the D cared Inst Bissel fJ$JRj sale a (Continued on Page Three) RIGHT \ijiiunfil Safety Con We] Stop, Look, Listen—and Live! The Laws in some states require un absolute stop ulicn a motorist approaches uny railroad grade crossing. Other state laws provide (hut motorists always slow dawn und look both ways before proceeding acru.ss (lie trucks. The law of cojiuuon sense mukcs it clear that it is good business and smart driving to slow down always; better still, to come a complete stop, und (hen Id lie absolutely sure (hat uolniiu is roniiiiK from cither Smith Keeton Brown Hot Springs Russellville Blytheville 160 175 195 Left Half Right Half Fullback Team average 176 'line average 179 backfield 170« .Lefc Funeral 2 p. m,, Saturday Services at the Methodist Church—Burial at Washington ' Funeral services for John W. Lee, 70, father of Mrs. Roy Stcphenson of 'Hflpo, will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday Ircin: First Methodist church of Hope. Jljiyiev, Fred R. Harrison, pastor, will Officiate. The body was to be Ukon to [Washington for burial, | .Born in Estell Springs, Tcnn., he jmqved to Mineral Springs, Ark., at the jage of three. Later he lived at Malvcrn where he was connected with the uiardware business for 25 years. He [was active in church work there. r For the past two years he made his home at Hope. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, a son, Bordcn Lee of Marshall, Texas, and a brother, W. D. Lee of Center Point, Ark. Active pallbearers: Finlcy Ward, Clarence Snyder, George Green, A. B. Patton, Hoy Chamhci'lain of Little Rock, W. L. Collie of Malvcrn. Honorary Pallbearers: Members of the O. A. Graves Bible class of Methodist church, and Charles Thomas, Henry Taylor, Dr. L. M. Lilc, Dr. Don Smith, Claude Mann of Malvern, J. E. Chamberlain of Mal- vtorn, the Rev. J. W. Harrell of Camden, and J. J. Harrison of Little Rock. Movie Is to Be Filmed Here Soon Melton Barker Will Make Two-Reeler of Local Children Melton Barker of Hollywood will arrive in Hope soon to produce a tdo- reel comedy, according to an announcement by A. R. Swanke of the Saenger Theater. The local play will be a kidnap story and will be shown at the Saenger Theater when completed. Barker has the distinction of liaving discovered Spanky McFarland, who is now starring in "Our Gang" comedies. Barker and crew are shown in the picture above. The entire picture will be mads in Hope and around fifty or seventy-five local children will be used in the cast. Some singing and dancing will be used in the picture but it will not be neces- <ContinujBcJ on Page Three) lirt , Applications f\ i i fl lawful! '.<' Grants Are Ready »' Hempstead S i g n i n g-Up Tour Opens at Spring- Hill Tuesday Applications for payment for producers who complied wtih the 1937 Agricultural Conservation program arc prepared and ready to be signed, reports Clifford L. Smith, Hempstead county agent. It is important that each owner nnd operator notify all tenants and other interested parties who had crops on the farm in 1937 to be present at the time applications for grant are signed. In no case will any owner or operator sign unless all interested parties are present. Each individual must do his or her own signing. It will be necessary for each producer to sign at the place listed below in the township where his farm is located. Following is a list of township, place, day, date and time at which applications for grant will be signed: Tuesday Spring Hill township, Spring Hill 8 to 12. Bodcaw township, Pntmos, 8 to 12. Water Creek township, Guernsey school, 1:30 to 2:30. Bois; 'D Arc, Piney Grove, 8:30 to 9v30. Wednesday Noland township, Piney Grove, 8:30 ot 9:30. Nolan township. Beard's Chapel, 9:45 to 12. Garland township, DeAnn. 1 to 3. Ozan township, Ozan, 8:30 to 12. Ozan township, Washington, 1 to 4. Thursday Saline township, Saratoga, 8.30 to 9:30. Caline township, Columbus. 10 to 12. Wallaceburg township, Blevina. 8:30 to 12. Redland township, McCaskill. 1 to 4. Friduy Mine Creek township, Sardis, 8:30 to 10. Mine Creek township, Bingon, U to 2 Saturday DeRoan township, City Hall. 8 to 5. As each applicant for grant is signed it will be filed with the slate office for payment. The benefit payment for compliance through the 26UO contracts filed in the county agent's office are expected to reach well over $150.000.00. -Million Sale ts Approval on Xmas Seal Drive and.$40 Started the Movement Just 30 Years Ago CONQUERING T. B. ath Rate Cut From 179 :• 1,000 to 54 Per 1,000 By DICK McCANN NEA Service Staff Correspondent NEW YORK.-An idea and $40 were borrowed 30 years agothis month, and they were perhaps the two most fruit- ever made. They have made the collection of millions of dollars to save thousands of lives. The two loans were made by Emitly ~" " a Delaware Red Cross worker. She borrowed the idea from Einor Holboll, a postal clerk in Denmark, who, in 1903, had conceived the plan of selling one cent non-postage stamps to raise for a children's tuberculosis 1. money was borrowed to pay for-the'cost of printing 3000 'of these stamps. Miss Bisscll hoped to raise $300 -to repair and enlarge the shaky 1-eir shaek at Wilmington in which Delaware ahtT-tuBerculosis society r a few afflicted. 1 of raising only $300, Miss :ollected 53000 that Christmas ,Tho following year the Amerl Cross took command of the $135,000 worth of health Stick- •c sold. 54,600,000 Total Since then the sale of Christmas has brought something like $85,[000 marching to the aid of the fight linst tuberculosis. Last year alone America licked $4,600,000 o1 ' the cheery little stickers. This year—the 31st sale—the Na- Uional Tuberculosis Association has pieced on sale a billion and three- quarters of stamps. If each were sold nt its penny price, the sum realized would be $17,500,000 but . . . "We can hardly hope to sol them all," sa^s C. L. Newcomb, director of the sale. "We have come to expect one-third to be bought, one-thirc to be returned, and one-third to be thrown away or lost." The money is used for educational purposes. Each local antituberculosis society retains 95 per cent oC the sum raised in its community to finance examining clinics, conduct propaganda programs by poster. and by personal visits to schools, and to gain seccs- sary legislatios for newer and more sanitariums. The national association, with headquarters in New York, gets five per cent from each local organization. This is used largely for research to find an effective serum. The parent body also publishes numerous pamphlets full of warning and advice and one monthly magazine—the American Review of Tuberculosis. Death Kutc Rises There is no question but that the seals are helping stamp out the dread disease. By providing the anti-tuberculosis societies with funds to inform the public that the malady is preventable and, if caught in time, curable, the death rate has been re- A Thought Surely the church is a place where one day's truce ought to be . allowed to the dissensions anil animosities of mankind.--Burke. (Continued on Page Two) "Moving i"m Los Angeles Falls Million Tons of Earth Crash Down Elysian Park Slope LOS ANGELES, Calif.-(/Pj—A million tons of earth and rock tumbled down Elysian park's "moving mountain" Friday night, and Saturday engineers forecast another even greater avalanche. Three workmen narrowly escaped when the landslide, 400 feet long, spilled into scenic Riverside drive, breaking power lines and surrounding several buildings with debris. Cotton NEW ORLEANS - (/PI - December cotton opened Saturday at 8:20 and closed at 8.24. Spot cotton closed steady sevon points higher, middling 8.iu. Save The town crier proclaims the opening of the 1937 sale of Christmas seals, currying on for (he 30th year the project begun in 1907 by Kinily P. Bissell, to raise funds for the repair of a rickety structure in which the Delaware nnti-tuborcu- losis society cared for n few afflicted. Those first lillle stickers brought in §;!000. Geo. R. Breedlove Dies, South Main Well K n o w n Traveling- Man Is to Be Buried Here Sunday George R. Breedlove, 76, .of this city died Friday «t the Roy Anderson residence, South Main, after an illness of about a year. Born in Tennessee, March 3, 1861, Mr. Breedlove came to Arkansas about 1880 and since (hat time had been en- giigcd a.s a salesman. He was well known among the retail and wholesale hat trade throughout the Southern flak's. He had been a resident of this city for over 35 years and resided in Little Ruck 10 years. He was a member of First Christian church of this city. He is survived by his wife and (wo daughters, Mrs. Roy Anderson and Mrs. Win. F. Brocning of Hope. The funeral will held at the residence of Roy An Icrsun, 810 South Main street, in Ucifj. 1 at 2 p. m. Sunday, November 28. Pallbearers. Tom Kinser, James R Henry, Dale Jones. Tom MeLarty, John Vesey, Jimmy ones. Honorary—W. S. Atkins, Nick Jewell, Chas. Baden. Jolin Barlow, Pat Casey, W. W. Duckctt, C. F. Erwin, J. F. Gorin, Bob Gosnell. John Haynes, Carter Johnson, C. J. Lowthorp, Dr. T. S. McDavitt, Dr. E. S. Richards, Sid Reed, J. A. Sullivan, Robert Wilson, Claude Waddle, W. Q. Warren, all of Hope, Joe Boswell, Prescott; Ed I. Re- phan. Hot Springs, Ark.; C. C. Huben- sttin. Little Rock, Ark. -!»1M»! The first union label was used by San Francisco cigar makers about 1874. White Powers il_ Demand Rights in Shanghai Seizure But Japanese Take Chinese Customs CblrKf trol Anyway JAPS STAND FIR1 Declare They Will else All of Conquerors Rights LONDON, Eng.-W—Britain's bassador to Tokyo, Sir Robert'" li Craige, Saturday was instructed 11 fo make it clear to the apanese govern,-^ ment that Britain insists on her right w to be consulted on any arrangements^ the Japanese may make regarding the< Chinese maritime customs. ^ *** An official source said Britain has'f been in close contact with the United,} Stales and France on this subject, " * It is estimated here that the Shanghai 1 customs collections represented half of China's total income from customs, and one of the principal sources of the Chinese government's revenue. Japanese "Take Over" SHANGHAI, China -W— Japanese authorities Saturday began assuming 1 control and supervision of all former functions of the Chinese government in Shanghai's international settlement and French concession. vf* A Japanese embassy spokesman made it clear that his government con- sidered'it has a clear right to take over . all."authority.*and":ggencies of »£Ke Chi- •> nese government,- and intends " to exercise these rights immediately,' • i • Farm Program Is Held toY 2 Billion Roosevelt Makes Position Plain for a Balanced Budget WASHINGTON. — (IP) — President Roosevelt suggested Saturday that expenditures under the new farm program be kept within 500 million dollars in an effort to bring federal spending within income. In a letter to Senator Barkley, Kentucky Democrat and majority leader, the president took note of senate discussions on possible costs of the farm program now being debated. "It is obvious," the president said, "that the constant increase of expenditures without equally constant increase in revenue can only result in tile continuation of deficits." Gabby Street Becomes St. Louis Browns Pilot ST. LOUIS.— (IP)— Charles E. (Gabby) Street, former manager of the St. Louis Cardinals of the National league, was named manager Saturday of the city's American league club, the Browns. Most animals hold their mouths open when they wish to breathe faster, but the toad cannot breathe at all with lus mouth open, for he has to swallow air, and he cannot swallow unless his mouth is closed. To break before Christmas, time the earthen jar called the "Family Pig," in which saving* have been accumulated, is con* sidered unlucky in ftollar.4.

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