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 - MOmTAY, SEPTEMBER 1, and we believe It is just...
MOmTAY, SEPTEMBER 1, and we believe It is just as well that the bodies be separated." Definite arrangements had not been completed last night. One of Payne's last requests was that Dr. J. A. Hill, president of the West Texas State Teachers' college at Canyon, where Payne and his wife first met and loved, should make a brief address at his funeral. It had nut been learned last night if Dr. Hill would be available. Mrs. Payne's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Johnson of Lovington, N. M., expressed a desire to remove the body of their daughter from Amarillo. relatives said. Not only will Mr. and Mrs. Payne be separated in death, but their three children will likewise be separated, each going to a different home. A. D., Jr., 11, who was seriously injured and permanently crippled by the blast of dynamite that killed his mother, will make his home with Sid Payne, whe.-s he has lived since his mother's death. Children Are Separated Bobby Jean. 9, will remain with her grandparents, the Johnsons, at Lovington. The future home of Ladell, 14, was still In doubt but it was expected she would live with one of two aunts who reside at Pasadena, Calif. The aunts are her father's sisters. The diary which Payne kept rturino his jail confinement will be copyrighted for his children and may be released for publication some time in the future, Sid Payne said. He added would not be available that now anyone. Payne kept the book in his cell and made daily entries, taking advantage of an opportunity to elaborate on his phlloRrmh" of life. Thousands of visitors passed by his bier yesterday as the body lav at a mortuary here. Mechanism of tho machine or tiny vial of explosive with which Payne took his life proved as mystifying to Investigators as the similar contraption he devised and placed in the rear of the family car to kill his wife, last June 27. Officers were ready to admit they could not solve the method used by Paynp to "cheat the electric chair." They looked upon it as another product of his fantastic and uncanny, yet coldly calculat- ine and deliberate mind. Most of the Investigators were agreed that Payne carried t«»e explosive Into the jail with him w y, en y, e Wa3 first arrested but )h oou ld not exnlaln how he i _ _ ', it. i_ i •> _.i_ti_ i_ ». _i kept It hid while he was belnc marched at the police station, at the Stinnett jail, when he was first confined, again when he was removed to Amarillo and upon arrival at the Potter county jail. Confidant Explains Bomb R. L. Conder, confidant of Payne in the Potter county jai "ave a statement yesterday to T. E. Johnson of the Amarillo Globe- News detailing what he claimed to be the "truth" of how and what Payne used to end his life "'ith nn explosive in his cell, early Saturday. Conder declared that material tf.ken from a dynamite stick was used, with a short fuse lighted by a cigaret. He said Payne con- "oaied the explosive between his legs. A document found In the writ- 'ngs of Payne and setting forth bis last requests was released for publication last night. He askei

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  1. Corsicana Daily Sun,
  2. 01 Sep 1930, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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