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S A T U it DAY, S K f T E J1K R 26, 1D31" THE MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER Contructie Farles Independent it WIW1S DRIVING BACKS CARRY AUBURN TO 24-6 lftJDM (tWECS SOUTHED . . - . , Barons Rap Dean To Lift Dixie Baseball Championship By 6 To 3 HITCHCOCK SCOR ES 3 MASKERS AND HATFIELD ONE AS TIGERS BOWL OVER BIRMINGHAM FOE Glaring Weakness Crops Up In Tiger Line, Though One Blocked Kick, After Team Is Aroused, Paves Way For Score; O'Neal's Pass To Allbrook Nets Panther Tally By STUART X. STEPHENSON This is the story of a noble football experiment fresh from the laboratory at Auburn. The Tigers continued their so-called comeback last night at Cramton Bowl by running and paslsng their way to a 24 to 6 conquest over a veteran but weakened Birmingham-Southern Panther as some 9,000 sweltering fans looked on In amazement and also chagrin. Head Coach Chet Wynne knew before the game started where the weakness lay in his team from tackle to tackle. Hence, the experimenting was done in this vital sector. The results disclosed ' that his reserve strength is wanting. The backfield mixture was productive of some excellent formulas as it appeared that a constant stream of threats can be in-' jected back of the line and click on the offensive. On the defensive no. Their flat-footedness enabled O'Neal, one of the finest players on the field, to heave perfectly to Albroow, crack Panther end, for southern's lone score in a wild third period that found Jenks Olllem's team very much aroused. The third period found Southern at its best. The forwards outcharged Auburn and Auburn's plays failed to snap. The fine spirit of the Methodists threw a scare Into the Tigers and It was this period in which the Plainsmen underwent a noble experiment. With an 18 to 9 lead to start the third period, the Tigers looking decidedly upward, had five reserve men on the field. Two were in the line and three were in the backfield with Co-Captain Davidson resuming his- place as field general after a temporary relieve by Use Parker. The line gave way to the splendid drive of Bull Briner, whose steady smashing and off-tackle dashing was beautiful to behold. He fired his mates when he took Auburn's kick to open the quarter on his own 15-yard and he was not brought down until he reached his own 36-yard mark. A kicking exchange ensued and O'Neal, another unexpected running threat, placed the leather on Auburn's 17-yard line on a 26-yard mark. He spun through the line for three more and then hurled a perfect pass to All-brook for the touchdown that proved conclusively to the Tigers that they were being outsmarted as well as outplayed. Zip Rogers renewed the Auburn spirit and refused to permit Southern to continue its threatening comeback when he ran 28 yards with the kickoff and planked the ball down on his own 38-yard line. This contest re-awakened in the Auburn backfield kept a fair exhibition in the line from becoming a bit sickening. And a glaring line weakness, except on the flanks where Porter Grant and David Airial figured prominently in checking many Panther plays, was demonstrated. To take any of Auburn's glory of conquest from her would be silly. The Wynnemen whirled, their way to victory and flashed enough backfield power, despite the paucity of plays attempted, to gain the margin of victory chalked up. Jimmie Hitchcock, truly the "Galloping Ghost" of the Plains annoyed the Panthers for it was his elusiveness and superb drive on two occasions that cost Southern touchdowns. On another occasion it was his pass-receiving ability that registered another six points on the right side of the Plainsmen's ledger. As he stood out there on Southern's goal-line and caught Kenneth Phipps's perfect pass he was symbolic of all that's excellent in the great game of football. Lindley Hatfield threw the same hooks into Southern last night that Re did two years ago when he sped across the same South goal. Two years ago the flashy little sophomore brought Auburn a victory by a single touchdown. Last night he sprinted across the Panther goal line for the first touchdown that ignited the winning spark. Auburn started off with a lot of dash and the early charge of Co-Captain Bush, Boots Chambless and McCollum, Tiger center, made the Southern back-field unsteady. This unsteadiness in the first period helped the Plainsmen march in the scoring zone by the fumble route and over the goal line by virtue of speed, drive and blocking. Davey Airial, making his debut as a varsity member of the Wynne warriors, cleaved the way for the first score. He knew Hatfield was speeding behind him in an effort to make four precious yards and he saw Southern's desperate surge to crowd out the play. Airial made sure that he blocked out the defensive left-half and he shared the glory with Hatfield for that score. It wag a superb block, well timed and on the inside as Hatfield darted rapidly across the last chalk mark. Auburn's margin of victory was clean and the three brilliant plays made by Hitchcock were the highlights, though many individual efforts resulted in sensational plays. Bugs Briner, brilliant back of Southern, and Bullet Doster, substituted late in the game, provided Southern's fireworks time after time. Jack Washburn, Soldier Of Fortune, Has Wide And Varied Experiences A true soldier of fortune, a giant who has strode through an ever -changing series of adventures in quest of new and varied excitement is Jack Washburn, the towering mat man, who appears on the wrestling program at the City Auditorium Wednesday night. Spending 104 days facing the withering fire of German guns on St. Mihiel and the Argonne fronts this wanderer returned to his native America for a carefree life of an adventurer. Those 104 days, when it was Seret. Washburn, provided him plenty of excitement of that nature. His escapades and narrow escapes are legion but it was sll one great holiday for him. He never calculated the risk. His leisure hours he spent playing on the football team of his company, B., 314 Engineers, and his team won the A. E. F. championship. It was by a queer co-incidence that Dr. H. P. Hanna, Birmingham physician and post No. 1 medico, should be transferred to the 89th Division and go overseas with them. He was official physician for the football team and in that capacity he met Washburn and many other famous characters, including Capt. "Spike- Webb, famous boxing instructor. Foilowiag Armistice Washburn spent five months with the Army of Occupation in Germany. While there he took up Tying and spent his spare hours in the air. During his overseas days Washburn wrestler' Earl Caddock, then world's Casey Klmbrell, one of a number of Auburn's 'fine backs, matched everything the Panthers could offer in a kicking way and the newcomer to the Auburn forces proved he could also carry the ball with a lot of fire and dash. Pudgy Tom Brown, ploughing Southern's line time after time, helped mightily In putting the ball into scoring position. Chet Wynne, remembering Knute Rockne, the man who did more to advance the game of football and make manhood, requested a silent tribute to the late genius of Notre Dame. Unbowed, the colorful crowd stood silently for a minute just before the start of the third period. Tears no doubt came into the eyes of those great fellows who are helping to carry out "Rock's" ldelas. First Period. Auburn punctured Birmingham-Southern defense in the first quarter to pile up a commanding lead In yardage and score one touchdown. Plugging by Tom Brown, Hatfield and Hitchcock featured the drive. After the game was five minutes old Hatfield recovered a South ern fumble on the Panthers' 31-yard-llne. From this point Hatfield and Brown made a first down on two plays and Hitchcock picked up three off tackle. Hatfield then spun around his own right end for a touchdown. Airial led the way with beautiful blocking. Second Period Two Auburn touchdowns came like a flash in the second period. Hitchcock returned Southern's kick to the Panther's 23-yard line. Chambless, Montgomery boy, saved the drive as Hatfield fumbled and two Southern boys scrambled but lost the ball and Chambless scooped it up on the Southern 4. On the first play Hitchcock skirted his own left end for the necessary yardage. The try for point failed. Score- 12 to 0, Auburn. The third touchdown of the game came like a flash. Phipps who had relieved Hatfield in Auburn's backfield, ran back and passed to speedy Hitchcock who stood on the goal line and caught the perfect pass. Southern scored In third period on a beautiful pass, O'Neil to Allbrook, and the kick failed. Auburn pushed over another score to make it 24 to 6 when Holdcroft blocked a kick and Hitchcock ran five yards for his third touchdown. Auburn's fourth score came in the fourth period. AUBURN . Pos.BIRM. SOUTHERN Grant LE ........Allbrook Prim LT Moore Jones LQ Harper McCollum C Beard Chambless .. . ...RG Wallar Bush (Co Capt) ..RT.. .. .. Townsend Ar tail RE James Davidson (Co-Capt) Q Blanton Hatfield .... . .LH Thomas Hitchcock RH Carraway Brown F Briner Score by quarters: Auburn 8 13 0 824 Birm-Southern 0 0 6 0 6 Scoring touchdowns. Auburn, Hitchcock (3) and Hatfield; Birmingham-Southern, Allbrooks. Officials Ervin (Drake) referee; Severence (Oberlin) Umpire Kalkraan, (St. Louis), field Judge; Johnson (Ga. Tech) headlinesman. By The Associated Press By walloping his 45th and 46th home runs of the season yesterday, Babe Ruth gained the major league lead in that department but he picked up pnly one point on Al Simmons, big six batting leader. The two homers were the fruits of four trips at bat and brought the Babe's average up to .373, sixteen points behind Simmons, who did not take part in the' Athletics" victory over Boston. All the other members of the big six had a day off. The standing: G. AB. R. H. Pet. Simmons, Athletics 127 509 106 198 .389 Ruth, Yankees .. ..142 520 146 194 .373 Morgan. Indians ..131 463 87 162 . 350 Hafey, Cards. ....119 437 93 153 .350 Terry, Giants 152 607 120 212 .349 Bottomley, Cards ..105 370 71 126 .341 R. P. BOYD AT CAPITOL R. P. Boyd, formerly a member of the State Highway Commission of Alabama, who is now division engineer for Louisiana Highway Department, was at the Capitol for a short while yesterday shaking hands with old friends. He was to leave last night, taking back with him to their home in Monroe, La., Mrs. Boyd, who has been on a visit to relatives here. The miserable mud hamlet of Kaled-Jik. Turkey, is all that is left of Homer's mighty Troy, and is perhaps the gloomiest spot in all Turkey. heavyweight wrestling champion, a num-: ber of times In exhibition bouts for the soldiers. Once he was selected for a : picked company to parade in Paris on : Bastille Day and every man of the 250 ! was six feet or taller. This spectacle created great excitement in the French i capitol. I On his return to America Washburn ! went into the movies and his task was ' doubling for the stars in dangerous stunts. I He worked a lot with the late Fred I Thompson and in one big picture he had j to grapp'.e with a lion every day during ; the shooting of the thriller. The picture above is a "still" of Washburn and one ! of the lions he faced. He worked with other wild animals and performed strong i man stunts also until the death cf Thompson. After the death of the movie star Washburn began touring the country again tossing the heavyweight stars out of the ring. In Rochester once he battled i T?A T i fnr mnrt than in hnur wVw.n"' "Strangler" was champion and this bout was a thriller. He has met more ! than one champ in his day, hwever. j 1 Going into the Southwest Washburn followed the oil rushes in search of his I adventure and he was accommodated to j thrills more than once In this quest. I Now he has a fine fishing and hunting ! eamrj near Columbia. Tenn.. and fumus ; out of there for his matches. He trains ! ! in the hills and on the river and keeps j in top condition for his strenuous career in this manner. Army Football Captain -if, xm km 5 iSX Jack Price, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, w is captain of the 1931 football team a at West Point. He plays left tackle. ( PROBE OF AFFAIRS OF OFFICIAL ASKED District Attorney Says Charge Is Political Propaganda; Witnesses Heard NEW YORK, Sept. 25. (JP) Dist. Atty. Alexander G. Blue of Suffolk County, central figure in the quest for the slayers of Benjamin P. Collings, Stamford, Conn., yachtsman, today was Bdded to the list of public officials into whose acts a State investigation has been asked. As numerous political figures were being called to appear at public hearings here of the Hofstadter legislative committee inquiring into New York City affairs, Joseph W. Richardson, of Am-ltyvllle, L. I., sent a request to Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt at Albany for investigation of the alleged failure of Blue to "properly Inquire Into charges of political wrong doing" In his county. Samuel I. Rosenman, counsel to the Governor, at once asked Blue for a report. Blue (R), said the charge was "political propaganda." Richardson is a Democrat. Richardson said he believed Blue had failed to pursue thoroughly charges contained in a letter State Senator John J. Dunnlgan, Democratic leader, sent to W. Klngsland Macy, Republican State chairman, Aug. 29. The letter asked whether there was "any connection with a substantial donation to the Republican county war chest from Otto H. Kahn and a $5,000,000 county bond Issue for bridge construction and similar work near the Kahn estate in the vicinity of Shelter Island." In New York City's Investigation it was Indicated today that former Police Commissioner George V. McLaughlin would be questioned after Police Capt. Lewis J. Valentine finished his testimony regarding gambling in political clubs which he began yesterday. Today a round-up of gamblers mentioned in Valentine's statements was attempted. Those sought as witnesses included George A. McManus, once acquitted of the murder of Arnold Roth-stein, Broadway gambler. They will be asked If they paid anybody for the privilege of running games and, if so, whom. Coast Leaders In Action Today NEW YORK, Sept. 25. UP) The Far West leads the nation In the excellence of Its football fare tomorrow, with three of its outstanding elevens meeting unusually strong opposition. Southern California tackles what promises to be a worthy foe In St. Mary's College at Los Angeles; Stanford engages the powerful Olympic Club at Palo Alto, and Washington meets Utah at Seattle. All three contests are stiff going for September.' Two promising battles loom In the Middle West, with Nebraska meeting South Dakota at Lincoln and Ohio University taking on Indiana at Blooming-ton. Interest through the South centers on the clash between Duke and South Carolina at Columbia. Duke, now coached by Wallace Wade, former Alabama mentor. Is expected to cut a prominent figure this year. Tulane, undefeated in its own sector for two years, meets Mississippi at New Orleans. Texas Christian's bout with Louisiana State at Fort Worth headlines the program in the Southwest. Army plays host to Ohio Northern at West Point and West Virginia meets Duquesne at Morgantown in what looks like the leading tussle on the Atlantic seaboard. Chicago Mayor Angry As Court Frees Men CHICAGO. Sept. 2S(P)A belligerent mayor went on the war path today as he saw a two-day precession of 125 men arrested in his raids on gambling dens march from a municipal court freed on technical grounds. "Police killed two bandits last night," exclaimed Mayor Anton J. Cermak. "I suppose they should hare gotten a court order before thev did that." In Judge Thomas A. Gren'i court 35 : men were being discharged because i search warrants were faulty, and the j judge threatened an assistant State s i attorney with contempt citation if 'ie j continued pretests against his decisions. ' The Italian poorer classes axe turning to wooden shoes or clogs. A t fc t . JO ho starred In the line for two years, t the United States Military Academy Associated Press Photo). Two Truck Lines Cease Operation Two common carrier motor freight line operators have requested cancella tion of their certificates because they were unable to make expenses, J. O, Hamby, chief of the motor transportation division of the Public Service Com mission, announced yesterday. The' operators are J. H. Bell, who operates a truck line between Selma and Benton, and E. P. Terry, who operates a truck line between Tuscaloosa and Moundsville. Mr. Hamby also announced the cancellation of a certificate held by E. D. McCombs, operator of passenger buses between Majestic, Birmingham and war. rlor. Failure of McCombs to keep his Insurance in force was assigned as the reason for cancelling the certificate. LEGION'S ACTION FORCES DRY ISSUE TO FRONT AGAIN (Continued From Page 1) this could constitute nullification of the constitution. Britten said he would introduce a bill for repeal of the Volstead act when Congress convenes in December. Glenn saw little chance for beer leg' islatlon at the next session, but added the attitude toward prohibition of the American Federation it Labor, the American Bar Association, and the Legion were "things that cannot be disregarded much longer." The statement last night by Dr. Clarence True Wilson, general secretary of the Board of Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals of the Methodist Episcopal Church, that "numbers of staggering drunks disregarded the uniform and yelled for beer" at Detroit brought a rejoinder today from the League for modification of the Volstead act. Ex-Senator Answers Wilson "I would suggest that Dr. Wilson put his own house in order and confine his criticisms to those of his organization who vote dry and drink wet," -said former Senator Hansbrough, of North Dakota, national chairman of the league. "His cowardly attack upon the American Legio" convention for refusing to listen to him while he was lobbying against the Inevitable at Detroit speaks for itself. I do not wonder, however, that he Is embittered at seeing an overwhelming majority of the convention throw overboard all of the absurd dry propaganda he and his associates have been responsible for.". Hansbrough said he was glad "we are beginning to take big steps, toward modification of the Volstead Act so our people may have real beer and light wines restored to them, and the existing economic situation greatly improved by a nationwide Increased production of those agricultural and other important elements which enter into their manufacture." Texas County To Force Jobless To Pick Cotton LITTLE ROCK, ARK., Sept 25. (8) Police action to force unemployed loiterers to help pick this year's bounteous cotton crop today had extended from Helena in Eastern Arkansas to Bowie County, Texas, on the Southwestern border. Helena and Phillips County officers already have started a drive to get cotton pickers to the fields by threats of vagrancy charges and Bowie County officials today said a similar campaign would start in that county next Monday. Cotton planters in various sections of the State have complained to officers that they were unable to obtain an adequate number of pickers despite an unusually large number of unemployed perse ns. They attributed this to the prevailing low rate of 30 to 40 cents a hundred pounds being paid the pickers but asserted a higher price could not be paid because of the low price of cotton. Ascension Church School Holding Rally Tomorrow Rally Day will be observed at the Church of the Ascension Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., tomorrow, when members of the ciasses will be promoted. A special program has been arranged by J. W. Patten, superintendent, who succeeded Algernon Blair. Members of the Maxwell Field staff and other newcomers to the city have been invited to send their children to the Church School. SOLICITOR GRILLS . SUSPECT AT KILBY Jefferson County Official Refuses To Divulge What Accused Negro Said George lewis Banes, Jefferson County solicitor, late yesterday questioned Willie Peterson, negro, being held In Kilby Prison on charges of slaying , two Birmingham girls Aug. 4. Warden George Walls said Solicitor Balles and deputy solicitors were closet ed with the negro for more than an hour. Balles, accompanied by William McKen-sie Long and George Stuart, Jr, would not discuss the questioning or any statement made by the negro before leaving for Birmingham. The negro was identified by Miss Nell Williams, the survivor of a shooting at tack by a negro highwayman on a lonely road near the exclusive Mountain Brook section of Birmingham, Wednesday as she and her mother, accompanied by a friend of the family were riding in an automobile. Miss Williams said she was certain that the negro was the one who killed her sister, Miss Augusta Williams and a companion, Miss Jennie Wood, and wounded her. Deputies rushed the negro to Kilby Wednesday night as a mob of 1,500 persons milled about' the Jefferson County Jail. Hill Top Alumni Form Local Club A Montgomery Birmingham-Southern Alumni club wfcs organized last night at a meeting at the Oay-Teague HoteL Officers elected by the group were R. E. Moore, chairman; Dr. W. W. Mc-Gehee, vice chairman; R. 7. Henry, secretary and A. C. Davis, treasurer. The meeting was held shortly before the Auburn and Blrmlngnam-soutnern football game at Cramton Bowl and was attended bv 35 persons. The Rev. John W. Frazer, pastor of Court Street Methodist Church, acted as master of ceremonies. Speeches were given by Hugh Dent and Dr. S. U. Turnipseed, of Montgomery, Lex Shannon, president of the Birmingham- Southern Alumni Association, and Jenks Glllem and Cary Robinson, coaches of the Birmingham-Southern football team. While the club was being organized, members of the Auburn Alumni and students paraded down Dexter Avenue and Court Square. Hotel lobbies were swarmed with students from both schools. NEW RAINBOW DIVISION HAILED (Continued From Pare 1) the 31st Division under a different designation. Cling To Tradition Officers of the old 167th Infantry in discussing the reorganization of their old division, stress the Importance of preserving military tradition, and its significance and Importance to the morale o: the fighting man. It Is pointed out that many of the most celebrated regiments In the armies of Europe have been in existence for centuries, and the zeal to prove worthy of past records and achievements is no small factor In the continued excellence of such units. The decision to reorganize the Rainbow Division, handing down to the future its name and fame, has been hailed with enthusiasm among all those states which contributed to the make-up of the original division. Col. Screws has been In communication with his old comrades from all parts of this State, and has received from them and from others who cherish their State's history and traditions a flood of communications endorsing the action. In other states, it Is assumed as a matter of course that Alabama will be represented by the 167th Infantry in the reorganized Rainbow Division, though other states are eager to step in if this State should pass up the opportunity. EUROPEAN AIRMEN REACH NEW YORK Rescued Fliers Say They Will Make Another Attempt To Span Ocean NEW YORK, 8ept. 25. WV-Three European airmen who spent seven days in a disintegrating plane on the surface of the North Atlantic came Into port today smiling. "We'll try again next Spring," said Willy Rody. 20, as he stood with Chris tian Johannsen beside the hospital bed of Fernando Costa Veiga, third member of the party whom the battering of waves affected most. Rody, a rollicking German lad, said that despite an ordeal which Included hunger, gnawing thirst, and near despair, he and his companions were confident they could span the North Atlantic, nonstop from East to West, a feat accomplished only thrice thus far. Veiga, a Portugese sportsman, was near death from fever when the motorshlp Belmolra picked them Sept. 2r out of the wreckage of the plane "Esa" In which they had flown from Portugal to a point 80 miles off Cape Race. Like the other two, his feet were swollen from dangling for a week in icy water, and his knee was infected from a scrape suffered as a huge wave tossed the wreckage almost over on its side. Patent Infringement Suit Involves DO-X NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (JTV-The giant German flying boat DO-X survivor of fire and storm in its 10 month crossing of the Atlantic became the subject today of a patent infringement suit. Isaac Schaefer, and Jacob Thaler started action in Federal Court to have the air liner confiscated and its profits and those of its crew accounted for on the ground the plane's builders, operators and owner Infringed patents held by them. CONFERENCE PLANNED ATLANTA. OA, Sept. 25 . North Carolinla, Florida, Alabama. Kentucky, and Georirla were represented here today at a meeting of a committee beaded by Hugh McRae, Wilmington, N. C, banker and agriculturist, to make plans for a general Southern economic conference at Savanna th, Oct 19, 20, 21 and 23. The 'Gator Geyser' ' 1 ?s jimw.ii 71 C 7t Tl IiiipjwV :! JOHNNY FOUNTAIN. , JOHNNY FOUNTAIN is the sophomore backfield sensation at the University of Florida. Coach Charlie Bschman expects big thitfgt of Fond-tain, and hit play will be followed intently when the 'Gators open at home Oct. It arainst the University of North Carolina. . R0ADSC0NVENT10N Issues Invitation To Nation At Large For Session At Birmingham Through good roads organizations In Alabama and every other state. Gov. Miller will circulate an invitation which he Issued yesterday to all citizens of the United States to attend the annual convention of the United States Good Roads Association, and the annual convention of the Bankhead National Highway Association, which will take place In Birmingham, Oct. 12-15, inclusive. The text of the invitation follows: "To aU of the citizens of the United States: "You are cordially invited to attend the 19th annual convention of the United States Good Roads Association and the 16th annual convention of the Bankhead National Highway Association in the City of Birmingham, Ala, Oct. 12-15. "It 1s no longer necessary to emphasize the need of good roads. Our peopls all recognize it At this time when there are so many people out of employment a wonderful opportunity is offered to the Nation and to the states to give employment in building roads and to encourage the Industry in all of road building material. The City of Birmingham is a great Industrial center with a hospitable peo ple and all Alabama will welcome you to the Magic City during the good roads convention." The Governor has accepted an invitation delivered to him in person yesterday by J. A. Rountree, of Birmingham, director general of the V. B. Good Roads Association, to deliver the address of welcome at the opening of the convention, and to address the assemblage again the following day, when he will also attend a good roads banquet. : Gov. Miller, who will appoint delegates from Alabama to the convention, will be accompanied on the trip to Birmingham by Mrs. Miller, who is chairman of the Statewide convention reception committee. It's Out Of One State Pen Right Into Another , When Joe Streeter, alias Billle Dean, completes serving a sentence for burglary and grand larceny, in the Alabama Penitentiary today, ho will be turned over at Atmore Prison, to authorities from Arkansas, where he is wanted for the same offense he has served time for here. Gov. Miller granted a requisition yesterday for his return to that State, Streeter alias Dean, Is also said to be wanted in Texas on charge of burglary. Farmers Plan To Fight Forced Cattle Testing TIPTON, IOWA, Sept 25. JP Cedar County farmers, held in temporary check by National Guardsmen in their rebellion against Iowa's bovine tuberculosis testing law, tonight anticipated- an extension of the battle front- Farmers in Henry and Des Moines Counties, both in the southeastern section of the State, threatened to allv themselves with tha Cedar County bel ligerents. Henry County farmers ureviouslr ne- tltioned Gov. Dan Turner to release J. W. Lenker, ringleader of the Cedar County rebellion and to withdraw troops. Tonight they were reported to have challenged the authority of the State and decided that no cattle in their county would be tested without the intervention of the militia. Many of them attended a meeting tonight of the Des Moines County farmers union, where threats were made to withhold payment of taxes until the statute was repealed. NEGRO SHOT 3 TIMES Arthur Williams, negro, was shot in the. abdomen three times test night following an argument with another negro on Ludie Street The wounded negro was taken to Hale's Hospital, where his condition was said to be serious. Another negro, Jesse Lewis, told Detectives C. E. Meadows and W. A. Davis that Eddie Jemlson fired at the Williams negro and turned his pistol on him. Lewis was not struck by the bullets. Police began a search for Eddie Jemison. OWENS GRANTED PARDON Pardon with the restoration of all rights was granted yesterday by Gov. Miller, to Thomas E. Owens, who was paroled several years aeo. Owens was convicted In Lee County, May 31, 1920, of murder, and sentenced to life Imprisonment. Paroles were Issued by the Governor to Ernest Howard Winchester, TuscaJooea County. Feb. 2S. 1929. burglary, grand larceny and embezzlement three to three and a half years. John M. Rucker, Autauga County. Feb. 13, 1931. manufacturing liquor and possess GOVERNOR RAD ing a still, 18 to 10 mentis. mlLANS ACHIEVE BASEBALL'S PEAK BY BEATING BUFFS Hasty Is Hit Hard But Gets Credit For 6-3 Victory In Closing Battle At ' Houston BARONS ARE 0UTHIT BUT PLAY JAM-UP BALL! f Yea! Mighty Barons!! BIRMIN'G H AH : Bancroft, 2b. .... French, cf. ...... Abernathy, rf. .. WelS, If. ....... Snsko, lb. Gooch, 3b. ..... AB.R.H.PO.A.E. 4 t t Cortaxso, ss. E.IOCUIAUU, V. ........ Taylor, c. Hasty, p. Caldwell, p. C! Totals HOUSTON: Hock, 3b. Smith, rf. Selph, 2b. Medwick, of. Peel, if. Sturdy, lb. Funk, c Carey, as. Myers, at. Dean, p. z Hansen xx Sanders 34 10 AB.R.H. 27 13 PO.A. E. 8 11 Ill 0 1 S a 1 t 0 0 I Totals' 37 t IS (7 10 1 x Batted for Carey In 7th. xx Batted for Dean la 9th. Birmingham 010 00 0 113 S Honston .......100 000 101 3 The summary: Rons batted In: Medwick, CotUmo, Eisemann, Smith 2, Basty. Two base hits: Weis, Cortaszo, Fed, Gooch 2, Medwick. Stolen base: Smith. Sacrifices: Abernathy, Medwick, Dean, Cortaixo, Bancroft Double plays: Hasty to Cortasxo to Susko, Selph to Carey to Sturdy. Left on base: Birmingham 7; Houston 11. Base on balls: off Hasty I; off Dean 3. Struck, out: by Dean 8; by Caldwell 1. Hits off Hasty 13 in 8 1-3 innings with 8 runs. Hit by pitcher: by Hasty (Peel). Fassed ball: Funk. Winning pitcher: Hasty. Umpires: Sears, Johnston, Ballenfont and Brennan. Time of game: 1:11. HOUSTON, TEXAS, Sept 25. P The Birmingham Barons added the baseball championship of Dixie to their Southern Association title by defeating; Houston, champions of the Texas League, by a score of 6 to 3 in the seventh game of the post season series here tonight Jerome "Dizzy' Dean, the Buffaloes' speed ball artist, fell victim in the series finale and suffered his second defeat of the series. Dean, who lost the opening game 1 to 0, was hit hard tonight giving up 10 hits. Bob Hasty, towering Baron righthander, who lost his first start in the series, also was hit hard, giving up 13 bits but bore down in the pinches. The Barons produced a run in the second inning after the Buffs had put across one in the first frame. Weis doubled, advanced to third on Busko's grounder to Selph and scored a double by Cortazzo, after Gooch struck out Eisemann walked and Hasty struck out, leaving two runners stranded. Gooch paved the way for the second run in the seventh when be opened the Inning with a double. He went to third on Cortaszo's sacrifice and went home standing upon Elsemann's single, to left Hasty again ended the proceedings hitting into a double play. With two out in the eighth Abernathy uncorked a single. Wles duplicated, sending Abernathy to third and when Medwick fumbled the ball Abernathy scored the third Baron run. A three-run attack la the ninth put the game away for the Barons. Gooch connected with one of Dean's last balls, and smashed a double against the right field fence. Cortazzo sacrificed. Else man was given an intentional walk and Hasty grabbed a single, scoring Gooch and Eisemann stopped at second. . Eisemann went to third as Hock threw, out Ban croft. French hit to Hock who threw the ball into right field, Eisemann and Hasty scoring. Abernathy walked but WeU forced him to end the Inning. Houston started the scoring with one run In the first on singles by Smith and Medwick. . i. HOOVER IS QUOTED IN FREIGHT BATTLE 1922 Statement Is Revived By Opponents Of Increase In Railroad Rate WASHINGTON. Sept 85. (JPy An old statement by President Hoover favoring a reduction In rates on primary commodities was revived today to .support arguments against the railroad's current plea for a 15 per cent raise in freight charges. Arthur f . George, attorney for the California Railroad Commission, quoted a statement by Hoover in 1922 when he was secretary of commerce, in asking the Interstate Commerce Commission to deny the proposed increase at this time. An excerpt of Hoover's opinion of the economic influence of railroad rates, given at hearings in 1922 before the Commerce Commission cut rates, was given by George as follows: "If we look at the national economic situation as a whole the greatest Impulse that can be given to recovery from any source whatsoever is a reduction of rates on primary commodities with the immediate resumption of railroad construction and equipment The first depends on reduction of operating costs and the second upon restoration of credit tor our railways." George and H. E. Ketner. commerce counsel for Virginia, took the railroads to task for failing to reply to shippers' arguments that a rate increase would result in a loss of traffic to the roads. Others opposing the increase today were: Maurice H. Greene, representing Idaho: D. C. Starr, Massachusetts; Elmer, Westlake and John Ftnerty, representing sugar Interests, and A. M. Oeary, farm rate council. GRAPE DEALER KILLED KEW YORK. Sept. 33. (V-WhEe his two children looked on, Vincent Oe-nove. SO, an East Side wine grape dealer, was killed tonight in his apartment at 30 St. Mark's Place. Bis slayers, two men described by the children as "young snd dark" fled down the stairs and dis appeared.

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