Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 22, 1938 · Page 1
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Hempstead County Fair September 20-24; Livestock Show; Household Arts and Agricultural Exhibits-$l,000 in Cash Prizes. Cleveland's 'Phantom Killer' Is Worst in Annals of Crime ^Cleveland's mad killer picks'his victims from the back streets and hobo jungles of the city—friendless wayfarers, men ana women who will nql be missed. 243 Are Killed as Hurricane Strikes Northeast States 100 Injui-edTMillions' Dollars Damage, in New . v _ England PROVIDENCE IS HIT unseen, unknown, un- By WILUS THORNTON NBA. Service Staff Correspondent CLEVELAND— The bodies of 12 mutilated and dissected murder victims __ arc the ghastly evidence that the United States hiss produced a monster in the class with Jack-thc-Rippcr, Fritz Hdarmnhn, and "Bluebeard" Henri Lantlru. Britain's Ripper, whose name still chills the blood of late walkers in London's Whilechapcl district, murdered five women. "Bluebeard" Landru killed between 11 and W of the 283 French women he caused to love him, perhaps many more. And Hani-inarm, German monster, confessed to 15 murders and probably committed others. Lundru, the cold, repulsive Frenchman who exercised so strange a fascination for women, whom he married murdered, and cremated in a furnace in hi.s villa suburban to Paris, died on Iho sni'liMine t-- f \y ;,,<rociou.s crimes. Haarmann butchered between 30 and 40 young boys orphaned by the World war and he too died on the guillotine Jack-th-Rip|)cr wa.s never definitely identified or captured, and the "Killer of Kinsbury Run" whose 13 dismembered victims entitle him to a place in the annals of crime likewise remains M phantom, captured. Three Years of Terror Only three of Cleveland's mad killer's victims have been idenlified, and the most painstaking police search for nearly three years has failed to produce a single really suggestive clew. The fact that he appears to have chosen hi.s victims from among the lowly and friendless has helped him to cover his tracks. A part of the city much frequented by such homeless drifters,' Kingsbury Run, gave the killer hi.s name, for most of the earlier victims were found in the lonely, brush-overgrown valley of that stream, where hidden pools of .stagnant water gleam iu the reflection from blast furnaces and hulks of industrial plants lining its rim. On September 23, 19:15, the headless bodies of two men were found in Kingsbury Run. Each had been killed by decapitation, each had been mutilated. A .swift, unerring strike of a .sharp, heavy knife had severed those heads. The killer plainly had both the cold nerve of a madman and a certain amount of rough skill in dissection. One victim wa.s identified as Edward Andrassy < a hospital orderly, who.sc relatives had seen him alive four days before the bodies wen: found. The other, never identified, wa.s judged to have been killed 18 days earlier. Police instantly recalled that on September [> the dismembered torso of Rhode Island City Storm- Swept, Tide Covers Streets By the Associate*! Press The roster of dead from a hurricane which struck the North Atlantic, stales with a savagencss unequalled in a hundred years neared the 250-mark Thursday and wa.s still rising. Damage In property—boots, crops, homes, utiljlies, public buildings, transportation and communication— was beyond calculation, reaching uncounted millions of dollars. Authorities were unable to guess how many thousands were homeless. Troops, police, coast guards, naval rc.s- ervites, Red Cross workers and Boy Scouts took up the rescue work. The storm Thursday, accompanied in some places by fearsome tidal waves, moved into Canada. The gravest fears were felt for residents of Ca|>c Cod and nearby islands. First reports showed at least 21 dead. Streams rose everywhere in the stricken areas, adding a flood menace. Among the hardest hit were Providence, R. I., and the north shore of Long Island. Fires broke out in many sections. Deaths by stales follow: Massachusetts 77; Rhode Island 87; New York 32; Connecticut 31; New Hampshire 13; Vermont, New jersey, Quebec (Canada), one each—total 343. President Roosevelt ordered the government to render all possible nssisl- a'nce. Terrific Storm BOSTON, Mass.—(/I')—A hurricane reaching 100-mile-an-hour proportions, accompanied by a tidal wave Wednesday struck New England, caused at least 68 deaths, more thair 100 injuries and damage estimated in millions of dollars. The known death toll by slates was: Massachusetts—19. Connecticut—14. Rhode Island—14. New York—17. New Hampshire—4. The storm, sweeping suddenly out of the southeast, apparently drove directly at Providence, H. I., and Fall River on the Massachusetts coastline. Merger reports from Providence, where all communication lines were down, indicated four feet of water in downtown streets. Roofs were lifted from buildings by the wind. Similar conditions prevailed in Fall River, where warehouses and railroad box cars floated on the crest of the tide, driven in by the fury of the onshore gale. At Providence on Narragansctt bay, the tide rushqd into the city as far as the Providence Journal building, which was flooded to a depth of four feel. The paper may not be able to publish its Thursday morning edition. At Bristol, R. I., raging waters swept 1.000 feet or more inland, driving hundreds fro mthcir homes. At Fall River, Mass., where a falling chimney injured 20 earlier in the day and wind felled a church, the tidal wave wrecked numerous automobiles iuid was still rising. a woman had been found on the shore of Lake Eric on the eastern outskirts of the city. This murder had denlly been done months before, and n.s there wa.s no identification and no clew, little had been made of the discovery at the time. Still JVo Clews With the new discoveries, it gradually became clear that these were no isolated crimes, but the work of a human field. And when on January 2G, 193fi, the pi-r.si.slenl barking of a dog led to the discovery of another dismembered torso, a shudder ran across the city. Other parts O f the body, but not Ihe head, of Mrs. Florence Sawdey Polillo were found ricar- by. But even identification of this victim produced n o clews. In June the .severed head of a man and then his dissected body were found in the Kingsbury Run, section; in July the headless body of anolhci; man; in September the severed parts of the body of another victim, but not the head, were found. Literally hundreds of suspects were quizzed, dozens of confessions were found false, thousands of "tips" were run down in vain. Not even a description of the killer, not a single clew to his identity could' be found. With sickening regularity bodies or parts of bodies kept turning up, men and women, young and old, but nearly all unidentified, friendless, unknown. Only one more victim was identified. A skeleton wrapped in a burlap bag wa.s found under a bridge in the same district, It was later shown to be that of Mrs. Rose Wallace, who Hope WEATHER. Arkamxi*-~Fa.ir Thursday night and Friday; slightly warmer in west and central portions Thursday nic,kl VOLUME 39—NUMBER 297 HOPE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22,1938 PRICE 5c COPY SCHOOL DAY AT ^r ft ft ft ft ; ft ft .ft ft ft ft Cabinets Shaken in Wake of Czech Surrender Baldwin Visit to King Stirs Rumor of Eden's Return Tense Political Situation Is Suspected in Great Britain CRISIS FOR CZECHS Cabinet Resigns — Dictatorship Looms for Little Republic LONDON, Bug. _ (/!•) _ Former Premier Baldwin made a surprise call on King George as Premier Chamberlain fclw Thursday to the German Rhineland to try to buy European pacea from Chancellor Hitler with the surrender of the Czechoslovak Sudentcnland. The vi.sit to Buckingham palase aroused political speculation, for Baldwin i.s known to be friendly with Anthony Eden. Eden broke with Chamberlain seven months ago rather than support a peace effort with Mussolini. Dictator for Czechs'.' PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia.— I/I')" — Amid demands for a military dictatorship the Bcnes cabinet, which tendered its resignation, sought Thursday to form a,new government acceptable to the Czechoslovak people. Premier Hodza and Jus ministers placed their • resignations in" Bcnes' Hitler, Chamberlain Meet GODESBERG, Germany.— (ff'i — Hitler and Chamberlain, meeting for the second time in a week; to seal an arrangement assuring Europe's peace by partition of Czechoslovakia, ended a (hrec-hour conference Thursday without an announcement, . PWA Extension Is Given 4 Cities, But Hope Is Excluded Local Decision Withheld Because of Pending Vote Contest hands in response to popular indignation over capitulation to the Anglo- French plan of cedeng Sudetenland to Germany. General Jan Syrovy, chief inspector of the army, apparently the choice to head a dictatorship, broadcast an appeal to the people to remain calm and support the army and the government. He is regarded as u friend of Russia. There was speculation whether the new government would approve the capitulation to Germany. Border reports said tint soldiers, many not yet informed thai, the government had .submitted to the German demands* were still moving into defense positions, ready to resist any invasion. "The army i.s on guard," Syrovy assured the nation. Czechs EG KM. Czechoslovakia.— (fi't- C/och- uslovak .soldiers, gendarmes and police licgan retiring from the Sudeten Gcr- (Continued on Page Three) (Continued on Page Three) MIND 'Your MANNERS T. M. Reg. U.-S. Pat. OH, Test your knowledge of correct social usage by answering the following questions, then checking against the authoritative answers below: 1. In an office, would you introduce yourself to a client as "Gertrude Allen" or "Mi.ss Allen'".' 2. Should you write personal letters during office hours. ,'i. Should you make personal telephone calls during business hours? •1. Should you repair your make- tip while in the office. 5. If a man and woman arc in a crowded .street car together and someone offers her a seat, .should he lift hi.s hat to the other man'.' What would you do if— A friend telephones during office hours on a personal matter and prolongs the call while you have important business waiting- la) Let him finish rather than hurt hi.s feelings? (bi Say. "I'm sorry. I'll have to stop talking for 1 have a customer waiting'.' (ei Say, "I'll call you back during my lunch hour'".' Answers 1. The latter. 2. No. 3. Not habitually. 4. Nu. Go to the dressing room. 5. Yes. Best "What Would You Do" so- lution—(b) or lc). FOUR CITIES AIDEp Funds Saved for Mena, Clarendon, Sheridan and Newport LITTLE ROCK. — (IP) — Governor Bailey announced Thursday that the Public Works Administration (PWA) had agreed to permit four Arkansas cities to hold elections on proposed bond issues for public buildings November 8, the date of the general election. ] Alexander Allaire, regional PWA engineer at Fort Worth, had advised the governor that the original dead line, October 1, for holding such clec lions, had been extended. The towns involved are: Menu, Clarendon, Sheridan and Newport. ' The governor said the PWA with held its decision on an extension fpi Hope, where a bond election on a courthouse i.s sought. The question of removing the courthouse at Washington to Hope i.s under colont in tHr courts. •; 'The advice I received today doesn't yet take care of the Hope courthouse bond situation," Bailey said. "I have been advised that Hope citizens are going to request Senator Hattie W.) Caraway and Congressman (Wade H.) Kitchens to insist on a PWA grant extension there," Bailey said that if elections favored bond issues the PWA had agreed to approve monetary grants for construction. XJrged to "Speed Up" WASHINGTON.— (IP)— PWA officials urged Arkansas communities Thursday to speed up their applications for funds. Fort Worth regional officials were directed to send a man into Arkansas to drum up business. It was understood approximately B million dollars of the state's quota remained unallocated. All undisburscd PWA funds after October 1 will be reapportioned among the states. Many Registered for Mexican Trip Special Train, Leaving Arkansas September 2i), to Be Popular LITI LK ROCK—Leading Arkaiisaiis who have made reservations for the Arkansas good will tour to Mexico Irom September 2'J to October 8 will include Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Couch of Pine Bluff, Col. and Mrs. James Hammond of Lake Village and many others from all sections of the state. The tour will be headed by Governor Bailey and Mrs. Bailey at the invitation of the Mexican government, and arrangements for official entertainment have been made in each Mexican state where the special train will stop and in Mexico City, where the party will spend four days. T. D. Moss, assistant general IHI.S- scngcr agent for the Missouri Pacific Lines, who is in charge of the special Irain, said Wednesday that a partial list of those making reservations includes the following: Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Calvcrl, Mr. 'and Mrs. Rutherford J. Ross. Fort T- \ Foy Hammons Begins His 2Oth Year as Coach—Fifth in Hope —Photo by Hope Star Coach Foy H. Hammons (September 15, 1938) Big Wilson Farm Is to Be Divided (Continued on Page Five; The last name of the mai\ who occupies in the French government the position Viscount Halifax occupies in the British government i.s the ijajne of a kind of head covering. Hi.s firsl name is the .same a.s the first name of the man who fought Jack Dcmpsey in 1921, and who was nicknamed "Gorgeous." What i.s the French official's name, and what position does he occupy? Who is the boxer referred to? Answer on CluisiUed Page 46,000-Acre Tract Will Be Be Broken Into 50 Farm Units WILSON, Ark.--(/P>—Lcc Wilson & Co. operators of what is said to bu the world's largest cotton plantation, will split up the 46.000-acrc development next year into approximately 50 separate farm units, J. H. Grain, president of the company, said Wednesday. Grain said the units would be leased to farm operators for periods of from one to five years on a cash rent basis ranging from $8 lo $10 an acre. "Our division of the plantation into smaller farm units i.s motivated by a desire to co-operate with the AAA," he said. Leasing of the farms would mark the first time the development has been operated by individual farmers since R. Lee Wilson began hi.s plantation empire more than 60 years ago a.s a sawmill operator, lie died in J9;tt. Under AAA regulation., no owner or operator may receive more than 5>1U,- Mrs. J, Robertson, 88, of Ozan, Buried tCoutinued on Page Tliree) A Thought The name of Christ—the one great word—well worth all languages in earth or heaven.—Bailey. When Hope opens its I!)o8 football conference campaign, entertaining Clarksvillc at 8 o'clock Friday night in the local stadium, it will mark the 2()th season for' Foy H. Hammons as a gridiron coach, and hi.s fifth as mentor of Hope's ?-e- douijlable Bobcats. A native of Little Rock, Mr. Ham- mon.s starred as a player with the Little Rock High School Tigers, and went to college at Jonesboro A. & M. (now Jonesboro Stale). He launched his coaching career at Jonesboro A. & M. in 1919, remaining for two years. From Jonesboro he entered high school coaching at Pine Bluff, and it was during hi.s five years there that the Pine Bluff Zebras sprang to football fame. After Pine Bluff Mr. Ifammon.s re- •cnlcrcd college footbal 1 ,. becoming coach at Ouachita for five years, followed by three years at Monticollo— but his heart always was with the high school game, and in 19:U ho left Monlicello to coach Hope's Bobcat*. Hi.s 20th season opened auspiciously last Friday with an interstate victory over Ihe favored Haynesvillc Golden Tornado, at Haynesvillc, La. 9 to 7. The Bobcats, trailing Louisiana's No. 2 high school team, 6 to 7. kicked a field- goal and came home with the bacon. In hi.s 20lh coaching year Mr. Hammon>- faces one of the toughest conference scheduler in the slate, entertaining Clarksvillc, Jonesboro. Bly- Ihcville and Canuk-n, at home; playing an out-of-town G^'Ue at Hot Springs — und closing the sca.swi Thanksgiving day in the stadium of the Pine Bluff Zebras. The early fall is a good time for pcultrymen to celean andt disinfic their poultry laying houses, Pioneer Resi Wednesday at Buck- Range Funeral services for Mrs Josephine Robertson, age 88, of Ozan, were held at 10 a. in. Wednesday, at the Liberty cemetery, near Buck Rangi>. The Rev. O. Cole, of Little Ruck, and Res'. G. W. Robinson, pastor of the Oz.an Methodist church, officialt-d. Mrs. Robertson died of intestinal influenza, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Jackson, of Fort Cobb, Okla., at 3 a. in. Monday. For the KtM 42 years she had lived in the vicinity of Mineral Springs. During the past few ycKi-ssht; had made her home with her children, particularly with her .son, H. P. Robertson, of O/.an. She had been a member of the Methodist church for many years and :hc ;it- U-ndcd church regularly. She is survived by four children: Mrs. T. J. Webb, of Mineral Springs, Mrs. J. A. Jackson, of Fort Cobb, Okla., H. P. Robertson, of Ozan, and Tony Robertson, of Saratoga; twenty- five grand children, and seventeen great grand children.. All Students Will Be Admitted Free to Fair on Friday Many Free Attractions Listed Each Day and Night. R A CIN G UNDERWAY Many Exhibits Are on Display; Joultry Judging Friday Every school child in Hempstead, county will be admitted free to the fair grounds Friday. A letter has been written to every member of every school board in Hempstead county urging that provision be made for transportation and supervision for all school children so they may be able to enter the fair grounds and see all tha exhibits free of charge. It is reported that the Hope public schools will be dismissed Friday at noon. Saturday will be Negro Day and all negro school children will be admitted free Saturday as well as Friday. Many negro schools are not in session and the fair committee feels that many negro children would not be able to attend the fair unless they could come with their parents on Sat-' urday. ' ' . •-• 7 _•;•'• • The last two days of the fair, are expected to be the best with school children free and all exhibits arranged and judged. The Free Attraction The C. R. Leggett shows provide free attractions at 9:30 o'clock each night featuring C. J. Tigere. His acts consist of whip cracking, knife throwing, sharp shooting, trapese acts, trick horse and pony acts. Beginning Thursday, there will be horse and mule races each afternoon at 3 p. m. with prizes being awarded for first and second places. Sid Bundy and T. C. Crosnoe have charge of the races. Both men will be at the track each day at 2 o'clock to receive entries. Numbers will be furnished all horses but owners are expected to furnish riders and other equipment. There is no entrance fee. All persons having horses or mules they wish to enter for prizes in the races are urged to bring them to the fair grounds. The Southwest Arkansas Tennis Tournament will continue throughout the week. On Thursday there will be the county horseshoe pitching contest and an apple guessing and eating contest; a male quartette will sing and the Hope Boy's Band will play. On Friday which will be children's day there will be boy's marble tournament and different boys and girls races. On Saturday, which will be negro day, there will be a baseball game between Hope and Texarkana at 3 o'clock and this will be followed by games of various kinds in the ball park. Many ExMblts On Display The farm and home community booths are attractive features at the fair. The booths consist of farm products, vegetables garden products, fruits, poultry, and other miscellaneous articles. Each booth consists of a 30-jar- canned exhibit, of meats, vegetables fruits, preserves and jellies which is a balanced ration for a family of five lor one week. Additional features showing the use of articles in the booths are as lollows: The Melrose Home D •-.- onstration club sponsored the Melr - • community booth and are featuvir,.' vegetable and fruit salads. * The Bright Star club has a luncheon on display. The menu includes fried '•Jut-ken, Knglush peas, jxjtatoes, a sal- -d, hot chocolate and cake. This is a luncheon that could be taken from the pantry .shelf and prepared on a mo- menl.s jmiice. The Allen club has an attractive poster showing how the cow, the sow. MK) the hen, through a balanced agricultural program could increase the income. They have formulas for a balanced poultry rations dairy cows rations and btef cattle with all products grown at home. The Ml. Nebo club has attractive dishes using eggs. These dishrs include salads, sandwiches, carasolc (Continued on Pafie Three) Cotton NEW ORLEANS—(/*•>—Cotton for October opened Thursday at 3.0C and closed at 7.99-8.00; spot closed steady and five points lower, middling 7.95.

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