The Austin American from Austin, Texas on May 13, 1930 · 2
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f For Delivery Service Telephone 3333. THE AUSTIN AMERICAN, AUSTIN, TEXAS, TUESDAY, MAY 13. 1930. Oklahoma City, who will speak on the convention program later. He introduced Alvin S. Owsley, former national American Legion commander, now president ot the Dallas Lions club. A large bouquet of flowers was en the speaker's stand, bearing greetings of Austin Exchange club: and committees were read naming the Austin Kiwanis club as helping in providing transportation for visitors. Sen. Julien C. Hyer, Fort 'Worth, who two years hence la to be International Lions president, was warmly applauded when he was presented. . Dist Gov. A. C. Kater, who has spent a year traveling over Texas in advancing the civic organization, was accorded a rising vote of congratulation as he entered the convention hall. Texas now has 243 out of the J1B8 clubs of Linns in half a iozm nations, Mr. Kater reportPd. Texas has 841 6 members out of the 77,729 in Lions International. Working for Better State "I want to brine to your attention the great force of Lionism and its great opportunities in Texas," Gov. Kater hegan. "I want you also to realize our great responsibilities for service. "Texas Linnism is free from undesirable political activities, and in position to do much good for the communities in which clubs exist," ha reported. "The state has been rpnde a better place in which to live by the work of your clubs," he told the delegates. Wichita Falls boys' band played at the beginning of the first convention session. Invocation wis offered by .Pres. M. S. Epperson of the San Argelo club. Songs at the various meetings were led by Alva R. Wilciis. Fort Worth, and Charles Lanaford, of Greenville. VT. It. Barrett. Mrs. A. B. Wilgus, and Mrs. Tinsley I'enick of Austin were pianists. The Rev. King Vivir.n of Southwestern university in an address to the secretaries of t'.i Lions club. Urged increased interest by the organization in youth. Rev. Virion stated the youth of today is not near as bad as he was several years ago, asserting that when he was a boy the youths who wanted to be bad toted a quart of liquor in one pocket and a pistol in the other. "The mean youngster of today, who carries a small bin flask and a tiny revolver, would have been sent home to. his mother with lace on his pants," Rev. Vivlon asserted. He asserted that too little attention is given to youth and urged the Lions to look at youths as they are, charging that moderns have become so immersed in business that thev forget other things. Governor's Eanquet : Lion W. Dewey Lawrence, assistant attorney general, presided as master of ceremonies at the governor's banquet honoring A. C. Kater, retiring district governor or the state organization, Monday Right at the Driskill. The banquet originally had been planned for Barton Springs, but over 400 visitors v. ere served at the hotel when the rala forced a change of plans. Miss Gladys Gruber and Harold Calloway contributed musical numbers, accompanied at the piano bv Mrs. L. 51. Hollander. The Wichita Falls boys' band played during the banquet. " Entertainment included instrumental music by the San Ar.gelo quintette of Lion players. Stunt Program Gocd Director Gillespie Stacy of the. etunt show gave an audience of more than 500 persons in the senate chamber Monday night a show of eight acts of varied entertainment which will long be remember, ed by the Lions. Fred Lowry. whistling soloist of the Texas School for the Blind, brought the large audience to his feet after giving the first c! two numbers. Th crowd gave him a rising ovation and he responded with another classical number. Miss Marguerite Richt'-r accompanied him at the piano. Mrs. Leona. Bender, the duo-voiced vocalist, gave several numbers in which she sang both soprano and baritone parts. Miss Maybelle Harn was her accompanist. Kid Flash Performs Don Richards, het-er known as Kid Flash, startM the entert-sin-ment for the Corpus Christ! stunt with some clever imitations in Which he used mintre; horns with good effect. Then cams the Angelo quintet headed hv J. T. Houston, which first appeared as a rube quintet and then gave an imitation ot Rudy W lee's orchestra with tr.e famous Maine university stein sort-. Greenviiie introduced three capable, entertainers in Miss Fiorerce Jon's, piano accordion soloist. Charts L,:. ngford in 'a blackfice and Homer Taylor in a blackface skit -w ith his telephone-television invention. Comedy, Too James L. Jordan of Ozona provoked coni'irlera'Dlo merriment with his "Grandma ll.-jsum from Ozona ' kit. Jordan, chu--.c,i in a Mack calico wrapper and .-cmbonnet, made a hit as he played Lrokcnuown airs on his fiddle. Waco started its s'unt with a human automobile irj which one of the -Waco Li.-.-r.r- st irted a joy ride with Miss Fay Davidson. The automobile, like most ethers, developed a flat tire, puncture and all other ills known to nit.rist. Then came the garagenic n's quartet comprised of Horace 1'ooi, Buster Bryan, Charles South and Dudley Oldham in a cycle of songs. They were followed with a dance skit given by lona Russell. Virginia sy. Arm-stead Hutcheni'iucr and Ruth Hutchenrider with Miss Bird Hoffmann at tiie piano. Director Stacy introduced as the last number the Ebenezer choir whom he called "the East Austin Lions club" to the. merriment of the crowd. These ii'gro singers gave, a 20-minute proeram of negro spirituals and plantation melodies featuring "Carry Me Back to Of Vir-ginny" and "Swing Low Sweet chariot- Contract Let For Lighting Emergency Landing Field South of San Marcos Spfiai to Tht Austin Ameriea SAN MARCOS, May 12. The United States government is expected to do little in the way of Improving and completing its aviation field south of San Marcos prior to June or July, County Judge W. H. Thompson on whose land the field is located, said. Airway men are now known to be busily engaged getting the landing field to the north ot San Marcos in shape for use, and there is a possibility that they will work this way in order. It is known that the contract tor lighting the field here has been let, but no work of erecting beacons and flood lights, or wiring to the field, has been done. The San Marcos field, an emergency landing port on the Fort Worth to Brownsville route. Is located about two ana one-half miles south of San Marcos. It is said that much work is to be done about the field, and that many trees bordering the tract will be cut out of the way. Colorado River Falls After Rise During Week-End More Reports of Damage In Anderson Bend Discovered The Colorado river fell swiftly Sunday and Monday, following a j sharp rise to 12 feet or more dur-1 ing the latter part of the week, j Monday the river stood 4.6 feet above normal. Flood stage is IS feet. j The rains Monday may bring j the water level higher, though at Marble Falls it was reported the river was at 6 feet, and had been failing. Meanwhile, further reports of injuries done by the tornado in the Anderson's Bend section of Travis county trickled in Monday 4S hows after the tornado struck. The section was isolated bv swollen creeks, Winners of Pulitzer Awards Announced Continued from Page 1. RAW FLOODS ROCKDALE Spiral to T''t Austin Amtrxcnn ROCKDALE, May 12. A torrential rain amounting to two inches in 30 minutes fell at Rockdale Monday afternoon at 2:30. Concrete bridges over Ham branch that separates the town proper from College hill were inundated and cars with water over the running boards rescued the school children to safety. Ail bottom lands are under water. and it was impossible, until Sunday, to bring in Mrs. Wiley Williams, about 60, who was seriously injured in the tornado. F. W. Tucker. 3. truck driver, was killed. School Teacher Hurt Those, reported injured and brought to town Monday wen-: MISS ATHOL WATSOX, of Liberty Hill; school teacher at Cypress school who made her home at the Williams place: back wrecked and face cut. She was carried 6u feet by force of the wind. j CHRIS SYLVESTER. farmer, ' knocked unconscious and cut about the'head. j MRS. SYLVESTER, cut about : the and bruised. The two ; Sylvester children were injured. j Miss Louise Haynie. secretary of the Travis County chapter of the American Red Cross, announced that the local chapter has undertaken the relief for the Sylvester family, who are s'aying at the home of R. T. Crumley, noi East Third street. Home Torn Down Reports received here Monday stated that the cyclone apparently started at Shingle Hill, northeast of Hamilton Fool, and tooK a northeastward course toward Anderson Bend where it destroyed the old home of Col. Ed Anderson, former county treasurer, where Tucker was killed. The twister continued in its course until it struck the farm of John F. Sylvester. Here the cyclone demolished the Sylvester -home and injured Mr. and Mrs, Sylvester, thence it crossea the . Colorado river on the south side and passed across Hudson Bend cemetery. The twister then swung ! again to the north side of the Colo- I rado river, on toward Sandy Creek 1 where it destroyed the Wiley Wil- ; liams farm home and seriously injured Mrs. W:! besides less seriously injur, ng Mr. Williams and Miss Athol Watson. i late Claude H. Van Tyne, professor of history at the L'niversity of Michigan. Mr. Van Tyne died several montns ago. The best American biography, $1000: "The Raven," a biography of Sam Houston, by Marquis James, former New York newspaper man and living at Fieasantvilie, Jf. Y. This is his first published btarary work. Aiken Wins Poem Award The best volume of verse by an American author, 510(11: "Collected Poems' by Conrad Aiken, Cambridge, Mass. The awards in journalism were: Reporting, $100ij: fiusse! D. Owen of the New York Times, tor his articles on the Byrd expedition. A special award of $300 also was mad- to w. o. Happing, managing -4:t"r e! the Auburn, -V Y , Citizen, for his report, for the Associated Press, of the DecemW riot at Auburn prison. Cartoon, $300: C. R. McCauley of the Brooklyn Daily Kagle for his cartoon, "I'ayirii; for a Dead Horse," printed in the Eagle Feb, 23. Convsjiondence, Leland Stowe, Paris correspondent ot the Xfiv York Ib-rald Tribune, for his series oi anicles on the reparations conference and formation of the International bank. Scholarships Given No awards were made for the best editorial or for the most "disinterested and meritorious public service rendered by an American newspaper." Trawling scholarship in music, having a ulue of was award ed to Maik Wess-l. Chicago, 111. The t rave' inj scholarship in art. havincr a value of c 1 S i.o'i. was awarded to Sidney F ischman, Xew York City. The three traveling scholarships in journalism, awarded to graduates of the Pulitzer School of Journalism, Columbia university, were announced some time ago. They were awarded to Wayne W. Parrish of Decatur, 111.; George W. Post of Xew York City, and A. H. Cunningham of Stamford, Conn. This is the 14th year of the prizes, made from a fund established by the late Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the Xew York World and the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the fund is administered and the awards made under the supervision of th" trustfcs of Columbia university. Brady's Character Told His Jury Early Career Depicted By His Friends (Continued from page 1) Cullen F. Thomas of Dallas, distinguished attorney and leader in the democratic party in Texas, testified to his reputation back in the days when they were classmates in the law school at the university with William H. Atwell, now United States district judge here, and Former Cong. James Young, candidate for governor. Brady arose and grasped Mr. Thomas' hand when he left the stand and took a seat at the counsel table. 26 Put on Stand From far and near the defense marshaled 2S leaders in the legal profession, bankers, business men and members of the legislature, all i of whom said Brady's reputation as a law-abiding citizen had always ; been good and most of whom said ' they now considered him of an- sound mind. I Even Atty. Ted Monroe for the defense dried a few tears from Ins eyes w hen Brady's oral biography ; was being related from the witness! stand, touched by the stories of his j straight forwardness as a young j man. ! Defense attorneys set out to show today, through some of their wit- j nesses. that Krady was in such a ! morose mental state that lie thought all of his friends had ; turned against him, and that he i had talked of killing himself. Judge C. R. Staines of San An- ; tonio, formerly a Justice of the I peace in Georgetown and once ; county judge in Eastland ooiin'y, j was one to whom Brady expressed such ideas. Sdarnes testified. In 1 contrast with the "particularly fas- . tidious" man he ctwn knew, , said lie had become carelec? of bis' dress and seemed obsessed with the idea and intent of suicide. That was a few months before the death of Miss Highsmith. Had Seen Brady Despondent J. K. Brim of Sulphur Springs, for several yews in the state food and drug department in Austin, said Brady had made similar remarks to him, and seemed despondent because he thought his friends had forsaken him. Not a few of those who testified today said they had come to avoid Brady when they saw him because he did not talk in a logical vein or because he was drinking. Only one witness offering anything bordering on expert testimony was offered by the defense. He was W. M. Mose worth of Glen-iosp, for many years a resident of Austin, once a Texas ranger, a policeman and a deputy sheriff in Travis county, and for four years assistant supetvisor of the state hospital for the insane. He said it was his opmion Judge Brady is now of unsound mind. Most of the witnesses offered sa ill Brady had become careless of his dress which they regarded as a sign of addiction to alcohol. J. Lee Costley of Dallas, formerly of Austin, said that in the old days Brady was the "neatest, nicest fellow- you ever saw," Testify as to Character Gen. M. M. Crane of Dallas, formerly lieutenant governor and attorney general and once a state senator, was used as a character witness, but didn't attempt to say what he thought Brady's mental condi'ion is now. John W. Pope, anotin-r well known Dallas attorney, also testified that Brady's ieputu'ion always Pad been good. Jewell P. Light foot of Fort Worth, former attorney general and ex-mis-ci- of the Masonic grand !oo,,-e of Texas, who was at one time a law partner of the defendant, was a character witness, but diii not P sMfy as to Brady's sanity or iiis.uii'.y. Brady served uri-Vr l.liii as an assistant attorney tienei'U 1. Sam jlcfley of Cameron, a mem-!er of the legislature, and E. B. Hobi-m, an ex-county attorney of Ito'T'i" 'unty, hth said thev had fvnm m it by the largest, fastest liners of the short, smooth St. Lawrence Seaway ... white Emtjresses for luxury, new Duchesses for 6-day Cabin speeJ, "Mont" fleet for pleasantcconomy. Almost daily from Montreal and Quebec... saving 2 days open Beat Passion Play reservations secured for our patrons. Ak alo about "nH-txpenBe" conducted tours. Your local ageac or A. Y. CHANCELLOR. T. P. A, 906 Kirby Bldg., Dallas, Texas 'J WORLD'S GREATEST TRAVEL SYSTEM Carry Canadian Pacific Express Travellers Cheques Good the Work! Oner Take advantage of our Remarkable Trial Offer and QVG 35$ can of on a 0 i CtllT CONTRIBUTION TO RELIEF FUND SLOW Contributions to the Red Cross relief fund were coming in slowly Monday, Miss Louise Haynie said. The total subscribed today amounted to S4fi," 0. Contributors Monday: Dr. Joe Wooten, 10. Miss T'Uiimie Wooten, $5. Miss .'Ice Harrison, J.I. Mrs. Fannie l.emman. J 2.50. i Mrs, Louise Richardson. SI. H. O. Strom. $1. Contributions may be mailed to the Red Cross at P. O. Box J.1, or left at the chamber of commerce. .r-, ',' ' .r ":!lorfto!,:i;!o Taylor Girl Weds Special to Th AHtin American TAYLOR, May 12. Miss Frances Carroll and Adolph Howard Mohr-man were married in Fort Worth Saturday morning, the minister of the Baptist church performing the ceremony. The bride Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Barnes of Taylor and for the past year hag been in the Missouri Pacific freight office In Austin. Her engagement was announced at a meeting of the Taylor Eastern Star during the early part of Msy. The groom Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Mohrman of Round Rock and la now in business in Tulsa, Okla. . "... i 4 ;',drives mh JffvtiP i loan's Liniment ALAHIA? Get Overnight Results With LAX-ANA or Get Your Money Back The 60c Bottle Contains Twice the Quantity oi the 3Sc Size E, AX-ANA (Double Strength) Learn how different how new how much easier FLEX is to use for finishing furniture, woodwork and automobiles. Take advantage of our remarkable trial offer. Tear out the attached coupon and take it to the most convenient dealer listed below. You will be allowed 20c on a regular 35c can of FLEX! Choose any of the twenty beautiful FLEX colors! For FLEX combines beauty with wear. You have only to use FLEX once and you will discover that it is entirely different from enamel or lacquer. It combines the best features of both! FLEX dries quickly. It is self-leveling. 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Address,. City.. Medals By International News Service WASHINGTON, May 12. The house today unanimously passed the Cable bill authorizing the secretary of the treasury to present gold, silver and bronze medals to members of the Byrd Ant. arctic expedition. known Brady for many years, and that his reputation was excellent. J. C. Bird of Dallas, lawyer and 'ocal politician, said he knew Brady well and that he thought lie was crazy. Georgetown Men Called Among other witnesses used during the day to testify to Brady's reputation and mental condition were Sam Gales of Runge, Luke Mankin of Georgetown, and C. M. Spradley of Collin county, all members of the legislature; Martin Win-frev, Lynn B. Milam, Charles F. O'Donnell and W. H. Ratcliff, all widely known Dallas lawyers; George Waverly Bi'iggs, vice president of the First National bank of Dallas; W. B. Head, chairman of the board of the Texas Power and Light company; Nat Gentry, Tyler attorney; Harry Fisher, Alpine attorney; and Glenn Pricer, managing editor of the Dallas Dispatch. The parade of character testimony was long and seemingly inexhaustible. Defense attorneys had shifted their tactics and were putting on Brady's blood relations when the recess for the day was taken. State's attorneys showed no concern over the foundation laid for the insanity plea, sometimes cross examining the witnesses with sharp queries, but more often excusing them, after showing they were not experts. Who's Insulting? Dlst. Atty. William MeCraw conducted most of the cross examination, sometimes provoking r lashes over repeated reference to the death of Lehlia Highsmith. Once Atty. Ted Monroe of the defense protested that .McCraw was insulting George Waverly Briggs on the stand. McCraw replied hotly that "They've insulted every witness we've brought here, your honor." McCraw occasionally observed to ,a witness that "It isn't unusual for a man to become crazy after he has killed somebody" and often asked the witness if he had ever heard of Brady "harming anybody before he killed Lehlia Highsmith." The now famous Waters-Pierce Oil corporation suit in which Brady represented the state was mentioned often today. State's attorneys finally put forth an Inquiry as to whether or not it was true that several other now prominent men had a part in the case. Brady is reported to have been paid $90,00u by the state after the state got a judgment of more than J2.0U0.000 in the lawsuit and ousted the corporation from the state, testimony developed. Will Brady III Dayton Moses of Fort Worth, senior counsel for Brady, directly-examined many of the witnesses put on today. It was the first day he had been very active in the case. Will Brady of Ventura, Cal., brother of the defendant, is ill in his room at a local hotel and will be confined to his bed for several days, it was learned today. He suffered a heart attack last week and has been ordered to rest by his physician. All day long, spectators kept asking each other about when Mrs. Brady would testify, it being apparent that her story of the sordid affair between her husband and the slain girl is to be the card that draws the crowd. But she waited in a witness room all day long, seeing her husband for a few minutes during the noon recess, but not appearing in the courtroom all day. Work Rushed on Camp Sdccit to Th 4uMn Amtrtcan SAN MARCOS, May 12. work was rushed getting the San Marcos Academy's new small boys' camp Rio Blanco near Wimberley ready for occupancy in June. The new camp is the only small boys' camp of its kind in this section of Texas, end Col. J. E. Franklin, president of the school, said that it would take the place of the small boys division of the Baptists' camp at Lampasas. Tiie plans cal! for the erection of a director's lodge, three dormitories and a mess hall. WE DON'T SUGGEST ICE WATER BUT . . . it's entirely true that you can use White King io cool or luke-. warm water and still get quid, rich suds thorough cleansing. Never again need you irritate th skin of tender hands with scald-ing water. White King Granulated Soap is light, and fine, and surpassingly pure. That's the reason; It dissolves instantly, does its work quickly, and then swiftly rinses away. It san't injure anything that water won't injure you will find that it leaves lingerie soft and smooth, heavy woolens fluffy. Because White King is condensed, a little goes a long, long way. A teaspoonful for the wash basin, a cupful for the washing machine. You won't need more. 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