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TICKLE TRIAL (Continued From Page One) Eaat First avenue on the night of the shooting about 9 p. m. He testified he and Cook walked along the street until the Rock Island railroad tracks were reached. reached. They proceeded aouth a block whera Stewart said ho left Cook and went to Lyman Davis' place. Stewart said Cook went south along tho railroad tracks. The witness said he heard of the shooting a short time after he (Stewart) had reached Lyman Davis Davis 1 place. Stewart said that Cook was sober and apparently did not have any weapons on his person. Under cross-examination, Stewart Stewart admitted that Cook asked him (Stewart) for money with which (o buy whiskey. Stewart said he did not have any money. The witness witness also said he never knew to work. Mother Is Witness. Mrs. A. J. Cook, mother of the deceased, testified her home was near the city limits between the right-of-ways of the Burlington and Rock Island Lines and Highway Highway 75. She was In' Shreveport, La., on the day her son was slain, she said, and had been there for several weeks. She aald Nolle was 38 years old and weighed 209 pounds. Mrs. Cook testified her son was released from the state penitentiary March 9, thla year, and came home to her house the following day. Mrs. Cook testified testified her son always used tho'rail- road in walking to and from her home to town. No defense questions questions were asked, Rufus Pevehouse, aherlff of Navarro Navarro county, said ho saw the defendant defendant at the sheriffs office the day following the shooting, and that a pistol was given him by Tickle the day after he talked to him, Sept. 28. He said the gun was a .38 calibre Spanish revolver. The sheriff testified that he gent the gun, shells and slugs secured from the undertakers to the atate bureau of identification by R. A. McCarter who waa going to Austin at the time. Sheriff Pevehouae, under cross- examination, admitted he did not arrest tho defendant. Pevehouae said Tickle and Bruce Nutt, police police chief, were together when he saw Tickle Sunday following the shooting Saturday night. He said he asked Tickle for the gun and It was delivered to him the Monday Monday after the shooting. Heard Pistol Shot. J. H. Honea, aged 71 years, who resides one and one-half blocks from the scene of the ahootlng, testified aa he waa preparing preparing to retire, he heard a pistol pistol shot between 9 and 10 o'clock, o'clock, and then heard a man holler. holler. "I got up and run to It. I thought It was one of my boys hollering," the wltncsa said. Mr. Honea said he heard a man shouting and hollering: "Don't shoot me any more, I'm already shot In the hip." The witness said he (Honea) waa about a block away from tho scene of the ahooting when he heard the shouting, and later heard practically practically the same thing repeated. Honea said aa he approached, he heard another voice say; "Halt" and one more shot waa fired after that time. Honea could not definitely definitely say the number of shota he heard, but believed there were S or 0. He eaid he did not see anyone there with a pistol and found Cook on the ground. Honea testified he (Honea) did not aay anything to Cook, "but that Cook In response to questions asked him by others accused Ruf Tickle as the one who shot him. Did Not See Defendant. Under a rigid cross-examination Mr. Honea said he did not see the defendant at the scene of the ahooting and did not remember the names of anyone else there. He also said he (Honea) did not know Tickle shot Cook." W. U. Brown, operator of a gasoline business at 400 South Seventh street, Highway 75, located located about 75 yards from the aceno of the shooting 1 , said ho heard several shots and then a man hollering. Brown testified he waited until the shooting had stopped and then went to the scene of the trouble. Brown said he heard a man plead: "My God, don't shoot me any more." Brown said there was shooting after he heard a man ask not to be shot any more. Under further questioning, Brown teatlfled that he did not see anyone at the scene except Cook who waa about alx feet north of the Cotton Belt linca tracks. Brown said he and two customers, whose names were not recalled, went to the scene of the shooting together. Ho recalled that Mr. Baldauf and City Policeman Policeman Claude Patterson were present present aa a crowd gathered. Brown, Patterson and others carried Cook to the hospital. Brown testified Cook, In response response to a question, told him that Ruf Tickle was the peraon who shot him (Cook) but that Cook declined to answer a question relative relative to the reason Tickle shot him. Give Wounded Man Water. The witness said he gave the wounded man water and aided What It Means New By MORGAN M. BEATTY AP Feature Service Writer WASHINGTON.—Take all these anti-trust suits that keep cropping cropping up In the federal courts, add them together, and you have the Roosevelt version of the old-ttme game of trust-busting. And what a game that was back In 1900 and again In 1910. The object was to havo Uncle Sam catch a big, pot-bcllled trust In the political arena. Then our bewhlskered uncle was supposed to land a hay-maker flush to the jaw, In full view of millions of [•frenzied voters. The trusts soon revived behind the scenes and resumed business at the same old stand under a new name. But what the public wanted was "the kill." And, from tlmo to time, It got one. Today it's different. The economic economic structure of the nation Is obviously too complex, too delicately delicately balanced, to stand such pummellngs. So the Roosevelt version Is not a knock-down, drag-out scrap hut a refined conical, played something something like a contract bridge tournament. tournament. It's a game replete with finesse and squeeze plays, hardly a tussle fit for big audiences. But even though the spectators can't follow the play now as well as they could tho old one-blp- punch game, the stakes are actually actually higher; and there's a good chance that the outcome may mold tho nation's economic pattern pattern for the ftitftri*. • • • Four Target*., The government has taken on four whopping hip adversaries at once, and some of the small fry on the side. Hero are the "big four": ALUMINUM; The government Insists Insists this Industry is dominated by a alngle company— Aluml- num Company of America— which ran a $10,000 Investment up to a hupc municipal monopoly monopoly by killing off competition competition along the way. OIL: The government says all the big mldwestern oil companies companies have been getting together together In gasoline price-fixing — ., -^ _ ^ In putting him In the car and taking- him to the hospital. He said he did not see any evidence of a gun or other weapon. Under further questioning, Brown said the shouting and hollering he heard, It appeared that tho shoot- Ing started near the tower at the intersection of the Burlington and Cotton Belt tracks. He also said he (Brown) saw Cook running In R northwesterly direction toward the cotton oil mill warehouse bo- fore he fell and saw the flash of a gun. Brown said there could have been more than one gun firing at the time of the trouble and that Cook could have thrown a gun away, during cross-examination cross-examination conducted by the defense. A large crowd • of Interested spectators were present at the trial Tuesday morning and considerable considerable interest la being shown In all the proceedings. The Jury was completed shortly shortly after 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. morning. A number of prospective jurors were disqualified for cause while the State used 10 challenges to nine for the defense. Nine Jurors wero procured from the special venire which was exhausted exhausted at the Monday afternoon session of court and the last three were procured from the Jury for the week. The remaining members members of the Jury for the week wero excused until Friday morning by Judge Wayne R. Howell. Unusual Incident. An unusual incident was recorder recorder in the questioning of prospective prospective jurors Monday afternoon when A. R. Cook, Emhouso, was called. Examination revealed him to be a kinsman of the deceased. The next man called for examination examination was Glen Womack of Corbet, Corbet, a cousin of the defendant. Both were excused by the court. The twelve men chosen for tho case are Sam Tucker, Corbet; S. L. Thomas, Angus; Coy Patterson, Patterson, Emhouse; R. M. Ward, Dawson Dawson 1; H. T. Green, Rlchland; C. A. Dcnbow, Corslcana 1; C, F. Westbrook, Kerens; Alvls Bourland, Bourland, Barry; Ray Cooper, Dawson 2; T. H. Bcnton, Corsfcana; Barry Frost, Corslcana, and B. F. Bounds Wortham. The prosecution Is being conducted conducted by Cleo G. Miller and J. C. Jacobs, criminal district attorney attorney and assistant, respectively. The defendant Is being represented represented by J. C. Roe. The State is not seeking the death penalty, it was revealed In the questioning of prospective Jurors. Jurors.

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  1. Corsicana Daily Sun,
  2. 14 Dec 1937, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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