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Miami and Suburban Population 1930 Census Report, Including OO 7/10 Miami Daily News^eairti Serves This 9-Mile Radius Population Picher, Cardin, Quapaw, Commerce, Century, North Miami &'&9-i ^« with a Daily Circulation of .... ^ ,. .v,.: .' .. . ' (This does not include circulation'distribution iii other sections of Tri-gtateDistrict and Northeast Oklahoma.) / Associated Press Leased Wire N. E. A. Features MIAMI DAILY NEWS-RECORD Member of thei ; Audit Bureau , of Circulation .'•v':>-;SSfj • ;-'.'i"-rS "'*f m VOL. XXVII; NO. 275 Published Every ; Evcniha (Except Saturday) and Sunday Morning by Miami News-Record Publishing Co, '(Inc.) IRADY PENALTY FIXED AT THREE YEARSJ5Y JURY Ex-Judge Pound Guilty at Second Trial for Killing Texas Stenographer .DEFENSE TO FIGHT ON jJ60-Year-Old Slayer Weeps * and Denies Guilt After Verdict Is Read DALLAS, Tex., May 17—<#)— 5 John W. Brady, fdrmer high court |judge, was convicted here today of Jfatally stabbing Miss Lehlia High- Jsmith, stenographer, in Austin last ploveniber and was sentenced to slthree years' imprisonment. |_ The' verdict was returned by a ijury 12 hours after it received the Vjcase. It was.Brady's second trial, aa hung jury having resulted in the vfirst trial at Austin. The case j«yas brought here on a change of Avenue. Defense attorneys said a motion ^ a. new trial would be filed.' ey issued the following statement: "We are not through. Judge Brady should not have been convicted. We will appeal the case, win a new trial, and eventually return him to his good and faith, ful wife a free man." The 60-year-old defendant wept \as the verdict was read and in a voice choked almost to a whisper denied his guilt to his wife, who kept her arms around his bent shoulders. "Darling, I didn't do it—I didn't do it—how on earth did they convict me, darling? I didn't do it." The former jurist stabbed the 'stenographer to death the night of Nov. 9 while thousands of his former fellow students at the University of Texas were celebrating a homecoming event. The slaying created a sensation in Austin, where Brady had been respected as county attorney, assistant attorney general, attorney for the State Banking department, lawyer and judge. Defense witnesses and attorneys pictured the white-haired man as a person who became insane through the continued use of alcohol. State's attorneys ascribed the slaying to jealousy. MIAMI, OKLA., SUNDAY, MAY 18; 1930 Office of Publication 85-37 A Street Northeast PRICE FIVE 'Girl Lindbergh' on Way for Record Hailed as the "girl Lindbergh,' Amy Johnson, (above), 22-yeaz--old English aviatrix, has covered more than half the distance from England to Australia in quest of a new time record for^the 9750- nile trip. She is pictured here iust before she took off from Croydon Aerodrome, London, to beat Bert Kinkler's mark of fifteen and a half days for the perilious trip RMON TODAY BLOOD ON FENDER LEADS 'HIT-AND-RUN' ARREST lCLAHOMA CITY, May 17.— -E. D. Stovall of Oklahoma City was arrested today by police after Mrs. J. M. Smith had been run down and seriously injured by an automobile. Police said the driver speeded away after the accident. Police claimed blood was found on the fender of StovalPs today's best news Index to Commercial Activity in the Great Southwest N. E. 0. — Ride for a dime. MORGAN'S— Sun-Proof paint and Latite Shingles. MONTGOMERY WARD & CO.— Nation-wide summer sale now in JyRST NATIONAL BANK — Sav- ^Jngs an'd vacation go hand in Rand. CONSUMERS GAS CO.— Faultless aluminum washdr. HOFFMAN MUSIC CO.— Majestic radio given away. J. C. PENNEY CO.— Junior prep suits, $16.75. SECURITY BANK— May we serve you. COLEMAN THEATRE — Coming today, "Broadway." MYSTIC THEATRE, Picher — "The Texan." STAUFFER-CAMMACK GRAIN CO. — . Chick' feeding, careful consideration is necessary. COOK-WEST — Reroof with new cedar shingles. COLEMAN-HUTTS DRUG CO.— R-Pride brick ice cream 22c. SQUARE DEAL TIRE & BATTERY SERVICE— See our line of U. S. Tires. CUNNINGHAM OIL CO. — Red Hat gasoline for quality. PLANNETT & CHAPPELL — Extra service. CASH & CARRY CLEANERS — Spring cleaning. CANDITORIUM — Vanilla ice cream, 40c quart. CROWN DRUG CO. — For the graduate, Schaefi'er pen and pencil set. PEOPLES CLEANERS— Cleaning and pressing for two-bits. [ENRY SAFT— $1 dow. delivers "li-refrigerator or lawn mower. .BABRDS ELECTRIC CO. — tumid-Aire for vegetable storage GLORY B THEATRE — "Show Girl in Hollywood." JAMES TIRE SERVICE — Firestone tires. OTTAWA MOTOR CORP.— Features of the new Ford. MODEL LAUNDRY — Wet wash 5c Ib. ROSE BUD SHOPPE— New shipment of sports wear. M1LLNER & FRIBLEY — American fencing. NATIONAL ADVERTISERS — Cuticura; Konjola; Oakland Pontiac; .Rogers Iron Works; Hudson-Essex; U. S. lires. Graduating Class of Miam High School Enters on Its Last Week Every candidate for graduatioi from Miami high school has pass- final examinations and the class of 86 young men and women now has only one week of post-class work and pre-commencement activities to connect them with Miam high school. The initial event of "Cap ant Gown week" will be the baccalau reate serviqe at 11 o'clock this morning at the Coleman theater when the Rev. Harry W. Curtis pastor of the Presbyterian churci here, 'will deliver the baccalaurat sermon. All -Miami churches are co-oper ating in the service and the Rev C. Dallas Meade, pastor of th First Methodist church, will pre side. Following is the program: Processional, Prof. Emlyn Jones Hymn, "Onward Christian Sol diers" Congregation standing)., Invocation, (Rev. L. L. Zimmer man, Friends chiujh. Girl's Quartet, "Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella," French Carol. Scripture reading, Rev. J. 0. Mi chael, First Christian church. Organ solo, selected, Prof. Emlyn Jones. Choral, "Gloria" (from Twelfth Mass) by Mozart, High Schoo Mixeol chorus. Sermon, Rev. Harry W. Curtis First Presbyterian church. Hyanan, "All Hail to Power o Jesus' Name" (Congregation stand Benediction, Rev. C. Dalia l^eade, First M. E. Church. Recessional, Pro!'. Emlyn Jones. (Congregation seated while thi class retires). Br.iu]iict Monday Night The "blue Monday" of schoo routine will be transformed fo the junior and senior classes thi week with the most .romantic an anticipated social event of any higi school career, the junior-senio banquet, scheduled to be held a the Rockdale country club tha night. About 240 students an faculty members are expected t dine and dance at the club. Tuesday will find the senior and other students enjoying Clas day, the main event of which i the chapel at 2:30 o'clock in th afternoon, at which the class wil! class prophecy, roll 1 call and sing ing of the class song come in fo their usual amount of hilaritj There will also be special musi by the high school orchestra an vocal numbers by the class quartel Commercemcnt exercises will b held Friday at the Coleman thea ter. Final examinations for all schoo students except seniors . will b given Wednesday und the finu grade cards issued Friday, the las act of the school year. Muskogee Girl Is Second in Oratory KANSAS CITY, May 17—(.W— Pat Ahcrn of Kansas City tonigh was adjudged winner of the mk western area in the annual Nation al High School Oratorical contes and thus won the right to rcpresen the rniddlewcst in the finals a Washington, D. C. Miss Gloria Gulager, of Muskogcc, Okla., placed second, and Vergil Tracy, Council Bluffs, la., third. PENNSYLVANIA'S PRIMARY IS THIS WEEKW BOUT All-Star Cast of Grundy, Davis and Pinchot to Know Fates Tuesday OTHERS TO FOLLOW Issues of Major Importance Injected Into Series of Off-Year Elections By L. A. BORPHY (Associated Press Staff Writer) WASHINGTON, May 17—<#» The by-election primaries, touch- ng off a string of issues of major political importance, will follow almost weekly through the summer months and September, after Pennsylvania goes to the polls Tuesday. Illinois, Indiana, Oregon and South Dakota have done their nominating. Now, Pennsylvania's show—with an all-star cast—will furnish one of the big moments of the 1930 off- year. The struggle for the Repub- liran nomination for United States senator anil for governor has drawn into opposition some of the most powerful political personalities in the nation. After Pennsylvania will Iowa, in the corn belt, with corn belt issues to decide. The Smoot- Hawley tariff and farm relief are two principles that have been campaigning points for those who seek The pri- Republican preferment, mary is June 2. Republicans in South June 3, Florida has its primary, June 7, North Carolina nominates There will be Republican primaries in those two hitherto rock-ribbei Democratic states of the Solid South for the first time in recen political ^history. Advance indications have been that the results.may be meaningful in charting the future of tha much-discussed individual — the southern Democrat who voted Re publican in 1928. ,. Many portentous possibilities are read -into the probable Republican results in Pennsylvania. I Gifford Pinchot, "independent" can didate for the Republican nomina tion for governor, wins, his sup porters see him as a possible pres idential candidate in 1932. Th victor of. the struggle between Senator (by appointment) Josepi R. Grundy and James J. Davis, sec retary of labor, for the Republican nomination for senator, will be re garcled in an unusually strategi position for party dominance... 32 Senate Seats at Stake Candidates for 32 Senate seat and all the House posts must b nominated at the state primaries or, in the case of a few states, a conventions, some of the mos noted members of the Senate are up for preferment. _ Among the Democrats, Pat Har rison of Mississippi; Walsh o Montana, Sheppard of Texas, Car ter Glass of Virginia, Minority Leader Robinson of Arkansas, Ton Heflin of Alabama, and Col Blease of South Carolina are among the Democrats whose terms expire next March. In all, there are 19 Republicans and 13 Democrats. Senator Borah, chairman of the foreign relations committee, McNary of Oregon, Norris of Nebraska, Goff of West Virginia, and Couzcns of Michigan are among the Republicans whose Senate terms are near expiration. Idaho, Senator Borah's state, nominates by convention in August. Connecticut, Delaware, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Utah are other states where, senators are nominated in convention. ^Experimenting Is Fatal to Rocket Motor Designer BERLIN, May 17—UP)—Max .Valier, German pioneer in experiment and reasearch with rocket motors, was fatally injured today while working on a model of a new liquid oxygen rocket. A- piece of the recoil motor blew out and struck Valier in the neck. His jugular vein was severed. Two scientists working with him at the time were uninjured. Valier and the German, Paul He^landt, had been developing the new motor together and only recently made successful tests with it. It was Valier's ambition one day to atempt flying the Atlantic with a rocket airplane equipped with these motors. He believed he could do it in a few hours. GRAF PREPARES •OF; CROSSING OF SOUTH ATLANTIC If Weather Permits, Air Liner Will Leave Germany Today for Seville THREE INJURED IN AUTO CRASH Auto Carrying Miami Band Boys in Collision Near Chelsea— Ttllsa Woman May Die CHELSEA, May 17—(Special) —Mud splashed over an automobile windshield by a passing motorist caused a head-on collision three miles west of here at 10 o'clock this morning in which Mrs. John Freeman of Tulsa was critically injured and two Miami boys were less seriously injured. Both cars were demolished. A contingent of seven Miami high school band members was in a Cadillac car headed for Tulsa and the band festival there. The car was driven by R. J. Tuthill, aaditor of the Commerce Mining and Royalty company of Miami The northbound machine, a Ford sedan, carried Mr. and Mrs. John Freeman of Commerce. Tulsa, headed foi In the crash, Mrs. Freeman, who is 30 years old, received two broken knee caps, one dislocated hip one fractured hip, a foot-long gasl on the left side of her head anc neck, and severe abdomina bruises. Attendants at the Vinita hospital, where she was taken after the crash, reported at 11 o'clock Saturday night that Mrs Freeman had small chances of re covery. • Ithamar Tuthill, son of. R. J Tuthill, received a fractured jawbone, and Ross Brandon, son 01 Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brandon of Miami, received two cuts 6n his face. Both boys were taken to Miami, where their condition was reported improved. The remainder of the band continued to Tulsa and played in the, CENSUS PUTS OTTAWA COUNTY URBAN POPULATION AT 22,622 RIO JANEIRO IS GOAL Four Americans Among 22 Passengers Booked for Equatorial Trip band festival. Uninjured passengers in the FR1EDRICHSHAFEN, Germany, May 17—(/P)—If weather permits, the Graf, Zeppelin will 'loat upward at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning and turn its nose toward Seville for another flight to the New World and return. o The first stop will be the Span- sh city, where a 50-foot mooring ;nast has been erected. The Great German' dirigible expects to reach there late Monday and remain all night, taking off early Tuesday morning for Pernambuco, Brazil, in its first flight across the South Atlantic and across the equator. It will stop at Rio Janeiro, then head northward for Havana and Lakehurst, N. J., where it will prepare for the return flight to Seville and Frieclrichshafen. Four Americans Going Twenty-two passengers, including four Americans, will make the voyage. Best known • among the latter are Mrs. Mary Pierce of New York, who was on the Zeppelin flighte of last May that ended when the big airship became crippled arid had to land at Cuers, France, and George Grouse, a Syracuse, N. Y. business man, who also has ridden on the graf before. Mrs. Pierce will board the dirigible' at Seville. The other Americans are Kar Von Weigand, newspaper . correspondent, and Capt. Harry E. Shoemaker, United States naval observer from the air station at Lakehurst. Although the entire passenger list has not been divulged, it is understood that those booked for tiie entire trip are: Jeronimo Megis physician to the king of Spain Frederico Garcia Sanchiz, Spanisl author; Gonzalez Herrero, Oviedo Spain; 'Corpus Vargo, Berlin corre spondent of La Noction, Bueno; Aires;.Prof. Licinio Carclos, Ru Janeiro; Capt. Joachim Breithaupt retired German naval officer; Mar tin Wronsky, a director of th German Lufthansa; Gustav Kaufer, a newspaper correspondent, and Lady Grace Drummond-Hay, newspaper correspondent. King's Cousin Booked The passengers on the trip from Seville to the Americas include: Prince Alfonso of Orleans, cousin of King Alfonso; Lieut. Col. Emilio Herrera of the Spanish air forces, and Duchess Victoria. Tuthfll car were Kenneth Saft, Kenneth Brandon. Paul Enix, William Enix, and Ray Farley. Mr. Tuthill and Mr. Freeman, drivers of the demolished machines, were also uninjured. SENATORS ALARMED 'Well-Grounded Reports' of Plans to Alter Pennsylvania!! Election Returns Lead to Preventive Measure by Lobby Committee . WASHINGTON, May 17.—(/P)— Alarmed by "well-grounded reports" of an attempt "tp alter election returne," the Senate, campaign funds investigating committee today wired state's attorneys in throe counties to forward the returns immediately .to Washington. Final plans for a close check-up hv the Senate committee on Tues(Continued on Page Ten) Two More Men File For County Offices Two more candidates for. Democratic nominations for county offices have formally announced their intentions. They are Neil Harr, former sheriff, who will attempt to obtain that office again, and R. F. Murdock, who will be a candidate for court clork. Both Mr. Harr and Mr. M-ir- dock are old residents of this countv. Methodists Decide To Increase Bishops DALLAS, Tex., May 17—UP)— Another controversial subject before the Methodist Episcopal church, South, was settled today when the quadrennial general conference here voted to enlarge epis- copal supervision by the addition of three superintendents to the college of bishops. The new bishops, who will bring the total to 16, will be named at a secret election next week. Opponents of the memorial reported by the committee on episcopacy reclared it would cost the church $100,000' a quadrennium, with each bishop's calary and expense amounting to at least §8,000 a year. Tonight delegates were discussing 1 the possibilities for the new bishops. Names heard in this connection included Dr. Forney Hutchinson. pastor of the. First church, Oklahoma City. DAZE WEATHER FORECAST 0 k 1 ahoma — Thundijrstorms in cast and central, partly cloudy in west |; o r t i o n, cooler Sunday; AGED MAN KILLS SICK WIFE WHO 'WANTED TO DIE' DUNCAN, Okla./May 17—UP)— W. W. Byron, 76 years old, a dairyman of near Duncan, killed his wife late today by slashing her throat with a razor and then cut his own throat. He was not expected to live. "Sho. was ready to die and wanted to.die," Byron said of his 74- year-old wife. "I wanted to go when she did. I hope 1 don't get well." Both had been ill for months. Mr. and Mrs. Byron had been married mor c than 20 years. Mrs. Byron was the mother of four children by a previous marriage and Byron was the father of .seven.. The couple moved here four years ago from Chickasha and had been operating a dairy on the south edge of Duncan. Mail for Owens Arrives at Jail OKLAHOMA CITY, May 17— i.-P)—0. 0. Owens, Tulsa legislator, has not returned to the Oklahoma county jail, which he quitted some three years ;igo on a federal writ of habeas corpus which was just invalidated by refusal of federal courts to interfere further in his case, but his mail has begun to arrive there. A letter addressed to Owens was rceived at the jail today. Sheriff Stanley Rogers said he would hold the jotter for Owens until he calls or. is arrested to serve the remainder of his one- year sentence for contempt of tin: Additional Returns List Picher at 7,773, Drop of 1,903; Afton, 1,220, Decline of 298—Bulk of Inhabitants Are Within Nine-Mile Radius. Linked together by Class A highways and a network of railroads, :ight Ottawa county cities • and towns form a closely knit unit with a population of 22,622 persons, according to figures supplied Satur lay by' F. W. Wenner, director of ;he census at Bartlesville. The tight cities and towns represent practically all of the urban popu- ation Of Ottawa county, although each of them has residents on the outskirts, but not within the city imits, which were counted as rural population. ' The analogy of one big commun- ty may be carried even further ;han the mere statement by considering that a resident of one county community may drive to any other community in an hour or •-,. less, hardly more than would be requir-, ed to traverse a city with the population of Ottawa county's cities and towns combined. Pichev'Has Decrease Miami leads the urban census report for this county and this part of the state wtih 8,060 and an almost 20 percent increase while Picher is a close second with 7,773. Commerce is the third ranking city with a population of 2,608, or a gain of 53 persons in 10 years, and Quapaw ranks fourth with 1,342. Quapaw lost 52 persons during the decade between censuses. Fairland Has 680 Other census tabulations show Afton with 1,220 persons, Fairland with 680 population, North Miami with 503 population and Cardin with 436. Cardin was the hard- luck town of the district, decreasing from 2,640 to 436 in a decade. However, the Cardin decrease was caused as muc.h by territory lost since 1920 as through population shift. Cardin now consists of only 40 acres while formerly several times that area was counted as Cardin. The 1930 totals, with comparative 1920 figures are: Place . 1930 1920 Miami 8060 6802 Picher . . 7773 9676 Commerce 2608 2555 Quapaw 1394 1342 Afton 1S20 1518 Fairland 680 SIS North Miami 503 48S Cardin . ' 436 2640 OKMULGEE — 18,014, increase of 584, or 3.4 percent. VINITA—4,2fi3; decrease, 747. PARSONS, Kas.—14,905; decrease, 1,123. DANBURY, Conn.—26,303; increase 3,977. •HAMILTON, -Ohio—52,108; increase 12,433, or 31 percent. MIDDLETOWN, Ohio—20,843; increase 6,249, or 26 percent. ELMWOOD PARK, 111.—11,149; increase 9,777. PARK RIDGE, 111.—(revised) 10,426; increase 3,383, or 20.8 percent. MAMARONECK, N. Y.—11,681; increase 5,HO. CHANUTE, Kas.—13,290; increase 4, or nearly 0.004 percent. ORANGE, N. J. —34,958; increase 169, or .0049 percent CHARLOTTE, N. C.—82,645; increase 36,207, or 78.4 percent. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—(Rc-^ vised)—12,533, increase of 1,068, or 14 percent. Menominee, Mich.—10,305; increase of 1,398 or 15 percent. PEORIA, 111.—104,788, gain of 28,067, or 37 \'-> percent. DECATUR, 111—57,378; increase 13,560, or 30.9 percent. RICHMOND, . In<\—32,561; increase 5,796, or 21.65 percent. FRESNO. Cal.—52,558; increase 7,472, or 16.57 percent. CHATTANOOGA. Tenn. — 119,- f>39; increase 61,644, or 106 percent. Tulsa Population Given as 140,531, 95 Percent Gain ,TULSA, May 17—UP)— The population of Tulsa was announced early tonight as 140,531, an increase of 68.456, or 95 percent, by the district supervisor, M. B. Fleslier. In announcing the 1930 count, Flesher said he was confident it would be increased by several hundred when the revised figures are in. The population of Tulsa county was given as 186,174. LIGHTNING KILLS' WOMAN1NSHED" ATWYANDOTTEi Mrs. John Rakes, Beriy r Picker, Dies Instantly; When Hit by Bolt WILD OIL WELL DEFIES CREW New Gusher i n Oklahoma City Field' Revives Fire Danger OKLAHOMA (ff)—Workmen CITY, May 17— had made little headway tonight in efforts to shul in the wild No. 1 Sigmon oilwel in the South Oklahoma City field which since yesterday noon has been re-enacting the antics of it<famous neighbor, Mary Sudik No 1, which "flowed uncontrolled fo: 11 days. A score of operations on nearby leases were shut down because o the fire hazard, while crews at tb well were enlarged. Two maste gates and a damaged nipple wen being removed and new connec tions put on. Workmen believed they woul bring the well under control some time tomorrow. An increased oil flow this morn ing, which sent estimates on th( daily output of the well as higl as 20,000 barrels of oil and 80, 000,000 cubic feet of gas, appar ently subsided to some extent late in the day. A tremendous rod pressure was carrying considerable sand, which, as in the cas of "Wild. Mary," damaged connec tions by cutting. Little oil was being wasted, a the wind was constant and the flow was being trapped in .th.e,pits and ce!U'.>, am'.' rem< ved to>'- storage tank*. " . • TWO CHILDREN HURT? uirl, 14, Knocked UncQii- scious—Boy, 11, Suffers* Temporary Paralysis Negro Caught After Gunfight With Posse OAKDALE, Tenn., May .17.— (.T) — Willie Campbell, negro of Columbus, Ga., sought by a posse since the stabbing of Thomas Goodman, Southern railway detective in the railroad yards here., was captured today after a gun fight in which he was wounded seriouslyi Officers said he confessed he attacked the officer. Feeling had hncn running high since the officer was stabbad, but SNOW IN NEBRASKA ALLIANCE, Neb., May 17—'-T) —May time is snow time in western Nebraska this year. An inch- thick white mantle lies over the country west of Ravenna tonight. East of there the precipitation lurned tn rain. Crops are expected to benefit. Miami Girl Stricken On Trip With Band Lethn Evelyn Robinson, daughter of Mr .and Mrs. John A. Robinson, who went to T.ilsa Saturday to play with the Miami high school band, was suddenly stricken with appendicitis or acute indigestion Saturday at Tulsa. She was put under the care of a physician and did not return lien- with the remainder of the band, Monday partly! state supreme court, cloudy ' ' ' he supremo court has made no j move to disturb the 10-d;iy sta> A r k a lisas —- j granted Thursday by Governor T h u n dcrstorms,; Holloway to Owens, cooler in north- : Sheriff Gran Davis persuaded the j crowd to disperse after Campbell's ; capture. I Goodman was attacked after ar! resting Campbell and another ! negro for trespassing on railroad i property. Goodman was in a Chattanooga I ,, , | hospi^nl today in a serious con- | A tll'SPS ! dition with eight knife wounds. 'Revenge Candidate' Leading in. Oregon PORTLAND, Ore., May 17—<A») —A lawyer, who was born in a log cabin and used to be a sheep herder, may win the Republican hnomination for governor of Oregon as a "revenge" candidate. George W. Joseph, the lawyer, whose rise from poverty to prominence has been marked by stormy controversies, culminating in a recent recommendation of disbarment by fellow attorneys, was leading his nearest opponent in yestcrday''s Republican primary by nearly 5,000 votes on the basis of latest returns. Reports from 1,574 of the state's 1902 precincts tonight gave Joseph 47,035 votes. His nearest opponent, A. W. Norblad, the present governor, had .42,131. Harry Corhett was third with 31,329 and Charles Hall, fourth, with 8,856. The remaining precincts were expected to increase the incumbent's vote, but not enough to given him the nomination. Among the Democratic candi- aatcs for gubernatorial honors Edward F. Bailey was leading by a. precarious margin of 854 votes over George R. Wilbur, who had un- WYANDOTTE, May IT—(Spe- ial)—Lightning instantly killed Mrs. John Rakes in a strawberry shed here at 4 o'clock this afternoon and injured two children" in the shed with her. The charge of electricity, which came from a>viot lent Saturday afternoon rainstorm, burned Mrs. Rakes' body in twfl places. '* • Twila Rakes, 14-year-old niece of the dead woman, and PdUl Rakes, 11-year-old son, were badly shocked by the bolt. The girt wAs knocked unconscious, but the itfas only temporarily paralyzed and,, managed to crawl to the house of Jame s Mizzenheimer, a neighbo* for help. Both children are ex* pected to recover. Mrs. Rakes,.who was about 45 years old, is survived by her rnis- band, John Rakes, and five chilx dren, Mrs. Alvin Brown and Cecils Paul, Seth and Opal Rakes, all of Wyandotte. The Buzzard Undertaking ' company at Seneca haa' charge of the body, but no funeral arrangements have been made. Mrs. Rakes and the two children had been picking berries in tha field belonging to the Rakes fa"ni« ily adjoining Wyandotte wheij driven Jo the bery shed by storm. Shortly after the broke, Mrs. Rakes was killed. _^_ About half an inch of rain fell during storms in this section early Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. Electric Service Cut TULSA', May 17— UPt— Electrio. service to Pryor, Nowata, Vinita, and other Northeastern Oklahomq. towns was interrupted . Saturday when lightning struck a highline of the Public Service company 14< miles east of Tulsa. Traffic was hampered here by a heavy downpour oC rain which? measured 'more than l.ii inches In an hour and a^hali.-^UTets were^ flooded in many••plnc-is and autd,-, mobilas were caught by high water"in underpasses. Arkansas Fears Flood , TEX ARK AN A, Ark., May 17— (JP) —The grim spectre of flood spread over the Red river valley today as water swollen by unprecedented rain reached the flood stage at Fulton, Ark., and neared- similar stages at Index, rising :at the of 2 feet and hour. Raia of 2.u inches within the last 24V hours brought the total for the month to 8.52, making 5.31 inches during the last 48 hours. Twister Injures Two HOUSTON, Tex., May 17— <&>— Two men were injured and between 12 and 15 oil derricks were leveled by a twister at 'Barbers Hill In Chambers county late today,...according to reports received by- tne Chronicle from the Sun Oil company offices there. , •'---'•Neither of the men was hurt seriously. The storn|tcut a path 300 yards wide. * The oil company's office reported derricks were' leveled like matches. Soon after the wind had passed the path of the twister was strewn wtth broken timbers and I twisted pieces of pipe. , .: officially 8,411 precincts. votes from 1,406 Youth Believed Slain In Moving Boxcar FORT SMITH, Ark., May 17— '."!')—Upon completion of investigation Sunday at Tulsa into the of Owen Chambers, Fort youth, whose mutilated ieath Smith body was found Wednesday near Hanson, Okla., Sheriff George Cheek of Scquoyah county will go to O/.ark, Ark., Monday to view ;i blood-stained freight car in which it is believed Chambers was killed. The youth's body, terribly hacked, apparently by two knives, was found on the Missouri Pacific 1 right of way and it was believed e jumped from a freight car to save himself from his assailants. Tracing the train from which Chambers is believed to have leap- ed.officers today located the bloodstained car at Morrilton, Ark, day; Monday partly cloudy, east portion. j Sunday, mostly j fair Monday, rising temperatures, j i i Kills Six, n , r" "j t Including 2 Children Rei)0rters Lead At Church Tonight MIAM] TEMPER/.TU -E UNION, W. Va., May 17— •'our children who were ;l t Temperatures in Miami from •> o'clock Friday afternoon until midnight Saturday: ' | and two workmen were killed n • > 2 p.m.. . 4 p.m... 6 p.m... X p.m... 10 p.m.. . Midnight... 2 4 a.m 6 a.m .75 .75 . 7f> .70 .114 .65 .66 .65 X a.m. 10 a.m. Noon.. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. li p.m. 5 p.m.. here today when six boxes of dynamite exploded in a storage house at a rock quarry. The. victims w«re Oscar John 1 .-on, ",(-;, Gap Mills; Paul Shire.--, 2«, 0: L'n'on; Frank Weikle, Jr., 1", of troit and arrested approximately 10 p.m 73 Halt Sulphur Springs, and thrur- children of Mrs, Delia Wistman, a widow living near the quarry, One of the workrr.e.: was belif-v- ed to have been preparing thr dy- To Detroit Gamblers DETROIT, May 17—M 1 )— Led by newspaper reporters sent out to prove to authorities that stories in their paper of gambling were accurate., police sijuads this afternoon and tonight i made nine raids in downtown De-1 the Midnight 72 namite for a blast when it let go 300 persons:. The. reporters, working, for Detroit Freo Press, led policf squads tn tho raided places \vitn- aut lolling the officers where they were going. Dr. .1. K. Hampton of Warrensburg, Mo., will deliver the roni- | niem.'cment address before members of the graduation class of the nurses' training school of Miami Baptist hospital at K o'clock tonifiht in the First Baptist widc-op.;-n churrh. The program follow.-: Anthem by choir, "Hark, Hark. M v Soul," by Shelly. Vocal solo. Mrs. Fred 1'helps, "I've Done My Work," hv Bond. Dramatic reading, Letha Eve- God, 1 by Talmajre. Dr. (i. E. Hampton of \V'aiTf:nsburg, Mo. Thp public js invited to attend. Saw Severs Finger ,• Heart Attack Fatal VINITA, May 17—An accident in which a finger was cut off while he was sawing wood- at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon caused the death of Albert Oskinson, 48-year-old Craig county farmer, about two hours after the accident. Oskjn- son's death was ascribed to heart trouble which developed KS the result of the injury. He died in the Vinitu hospital. : : Mr. Oskinson was known as one of Craig county's most prosperous farmers. He lived on a farm northwest of here near Kstclla. II belonged to the I. 0. 0. F. lodge. Mr. Oskinson is survived by hjg wife, two sons, John and Ray Os- kinson, and one daughter, Opal Oakinson, besides his brother, John Oskinson. No funeral arrangements have been made. Tho Vinita Undertaking company is in charge. Albeht Oskinson was of a famous o.arlv Oklahoma family of Cherokee blood. His brother John O.ikinson, is the novelist whose stories of tho Southwest and its famous characters have a wide popularity. John Oskinson had been in Tulsa gathering notes for a new book until a few weeks ago, when he completed his notes and sailed for rhe south of France to write the book during the summer months. AIR SHOW JN PROGRESS ARKANSAS CJTY, Kas., May 17—i/P)— Uncipr a low cloud ceiling, airplanes and gliders maneuvered at thi? air .show and contests hero this afternoon. Eight planes from Wichita and one each from Tul.=a, Chickasha and Blackwell, Okla., gave demonstrations of formation and single flying, double i and delayed parachute jumps. I One of the o.\bil)i'« is :i home* made glider from Feckham, Okia

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