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The Selma Times-Journal from Selma, Alabama • Page 1

The Selma Times-Journal from Selma, Alabama • Page 1

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FILM NOTABLES IN AUTO WRECK FATAL FOR FOUR Omaha Wins Great Victory In Kentucky Derby JUNIOR DURKIN AND FATHER OF COOGAN KILLED Takes Over Role of Santa Claus Figures in French LindberghKidnap Big Utility Only Lemon' to Spy LEFT WINGERS TO START NEW PARTY GOVERNOR WILL TELL STAND TO STATE TUESDAY Friend Of Family, Manager Of Ranch Other Two Crash Victims JACKIE INJURED Leaders Decide Time Ripe For Opening Wedge By Ultra-Liberals Soloris Will Get Views Of Governor Toward Flood Of New Measures GOOD SALARIES PAID BY GOH TO UNIT HEADS LAUNCHING DELAYED Second Meeting Slated At Chicago To Lay More Plans For Drive JOINT MEET SET Several Vital Issues Hinge Upon Position Taken By Chief Executive 989 Pay Checks For Each Year Exceed $10,000, List Reveals WOODWARD NAG LEAVES RIVALS ON SOFT TRACK Roman Soldier Places And Whiskolo Barely Wins Show Position ODDS 4 TO 1 Nellie Flag Fourth; Other Favored Horses Trail In Turf Classic BY ALAN GOULD Associated Press Sports Editor CHURCHILL DOWNS, Lous-Tille, May 4. (TP) Gallant son of a galtant daddy, William Woodwards Omalia stretched his long legs comfortably today on the cold, rain-drenched surface of the historic Downs oval and galloped to a smashing victory in the sixty-first Kentucky Derby. While a thoroughly soaked but mighty excited crowd of nearly 50,000 spectators roared their acclaim, the big, gangling chestnut colt administered a 'sound beating to 17 rival 3-year olds, including the crack filly favorite. Nellie Flag, and duplicated the triumph Famous Youth Escapes Bad Hurts In Overturning Of His Car i SAN DIEGO, May 4. OT Four persons were killed and Jackie Coogan, famous film juvenile, was injured late today in the sudden plunge of tile Coogan car down a roadside embaukment in the mountains miles east ol" San Diego.

The dead: John Coogan, father of Jackie. Junior Durkin, 20, juvenile actor. Robert Horner, Los Angeles. Charles Jones, foreman of the Coogan ranch at Pine Valley. Jackie Not Badly Hurt The injuries of Jackie Coogan, who skyrocketed to film fame as The Kid in Charlie Chaplins picture of that name, were reported not to be serious, although a Catholic priest was called to his side.

A $35,000,000 property to its stockholders, hut Just a lemon in the code of a girl office spy was the Missourl-Kansas Pipeline Company, the spy, Elsie Walker, above, testified in the mail trdud trial of Frank P. Parish in Chicago federal court, appearing as' a witness for the defense after her conscience had swerved her from the rival utility that employed her. BY RICHARD L. TURNER Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON, May 4 OT) Seventy-ftve left wingers from a dozen states agreed today in secret conference the time was ripe for the organization of a national Liberal third party to drive a wedge between the Democrats and Republicans in 1936. While the group, including representatives of various progressive political thought, did not reach the point of attempting to effect a new organization, it tentatively planned for another meeting in Chicago in June with the view of obtaining more definite action.

Both the Democratic and Republican parties were assailed by a number of speakers, ail of whom claimeff, there was no hope for the common man" in They agreed that all we ever got from the old parties was promises. Attendance Varied At the meeting, presided over by Representative George Schneider (Prog-Wis), who was one of the promoters of the parley, were Socialists, Technocrats, Democrats, Republicans, Progressives and Farmer-Laborites, with a few Union Labor leaders. While the proceedings were supposed to be kept secret, one of the group, who declined to be quoted, said there was a marked spirit of aggressiveness in favor of the third party in contrast to a passive attitude taken at a previous meeting. States represented included Mlnne- (Continued on Page Two-) BY WILLIAM I. TRUBY Associated Press Staff Writer MONTGOMERY, May 4.

(I The Alabama legislature-today awaited the message of Governor Bibb Graves before rolling up its sleeves and tackling the unprecedented mass of controversial legislation that was introduced tills week. The governor will deliver his message to the legislature at a joint session Tuesday noon to end weeks of argument and debate over his stand oh many of the vexing questions facing the lawmakers. Hotels and restaurants prepared for a rush of lobbyists next week as an outcome of the many tax hills aimed at varied interests in the state. Prohibition Revived Prohibition, ever a burning que-tion in Alabama legislatures, will pop up again Tuesday night when local optionists in the house and senate gather at a downtown hotel to weld their forces together for a determined battle against prohibitionists. Their bid for local optioiXwhisky and beer faces a dubious outcome, for many of the legislators have publicly expressed themselves as bound by the "dry vote victory In the statewide referendum on Feb.

26. A likewise dubious fate awaits the Arnold bill to increase the pay of legislators from $4 to $6 daily. When the measure was introduced Friday by Representative Arnold of Jefferson it was referred to the house rules committee by Speaker Harry Walker chairman of the rules committee and an avowed opponent of increasing the salaries of the legislators. STATE MEET OF EXCHANGE CLUB RAIN AND SNOW BRING HOPE TO AREAS OF DUST HERE THURSDAY BY E. B.

HAAKINSON Associated Press Staff Writer (Copyright, By The Associated Press) WASHINGTON, May 4. The biggest organization of its kind in history the United States government pays 989 salaries of $10,000 a year or more, and 7,223 of between $5,000 and $10,000. With public attention dwelling sporadically on large salaries in privhte industry, as shown by reports to the Securities Commission, the federal payroll also gets liotice on Capitol Hill. The Civil Service Commission's official register of the United States" is the chief source of information on the treasury J3gy checks. Although private compensation for a years work has in instances run into six figures, the Presidents $75,000 tops the governmental list.

Chief Justice Second Second is the $20,500 paid the chief justice. Eight associate justices receive $20,000. The next ranking salary is that of Governor General Frank Murphy of the Philippine Islands at $18,000. Vice President Garner, Speaker Byrns and members of the cabinet rank alike in pay at $15,000. Governor Blanton Winship of Puetjo Rico and Vice Governor J.

It. Hayden of the Philippines receive $10,000, along with Governors Joseph B. Poindexter of Hawaii, John Troy of Alaska, and Julian L. Schley of the, Panama Canal Zone. Paul M.

Pearson as governor of the Virgin Islands receives $8,500. Harry L. Hopkins, FERA director, is listed at $10,000, while Robert Fechner gets $12,000 as head of the CCC, The railroad coordinator, Joseph Eastman, Is paid $12,000 as an Interstate Commerce Commissioner, along with the ten other members. But freight service director John R. Turney of the ICC and regional directors Victor V.

Boatner, of Chicago and C. E. Weaver of Atlanta, get $15,000. Counsel Leslie Craven and J. M.

Batshs of Chicago, are paid the same as Eastman. The RFC has 24 listed in the l5o Delegates To Convene In Selina For Annual Convention Because of similarity in a number of details, France compares the kidnaping of 4-year-old Nicole Du Thilleuil (top) from the home of her army colonel father at Chau-mont to Americas famous Lindbergh case. Gabriel Soclay (below). ex-convict, was seized for questioning about the crime. In spite of a nation-wide hunt, no trace of the girl or her body has been found.

Playing Santa in summertime is the new job Oscar Phillips, above, Indiana highway policeman, named actiDg postmaster of Santa Claus, made famous the nation over by stamp collectors. Phillips will be acting Kris Kringle until a permanent postmaster is named by civil service test, to succeed James F. Martin, who died recently. inveWorsTay COTTON PICKER READY FOR USE Device Can Gather Staple At Cost Of 98 Cents Per Acre, Claim MEMPHIS, May 4. (API-Two brothers, with memories of tired backs and sore knees from picking cotton on a farm back in Texas, stood beside a machine today, and announced, Shes ready.

The brothers John D. and Mack D. Rust Smailed as they an nounced a dream come true mechanical cotton picker they believe will do the work of from 50 to 100 men. Experimental models have been shown by the Rust brothers before at experiment stations and at their business here )ut the new model, practically the same as it will look when it is placed on the market ir. 1936, will make its debut for the general public during the national cotton show here next week May 6-11.

The brothers exjiect to ge into production soon. The machine consists primarily cf an endless belt carrying several hundred smooth wire spindles. As it passed over the row of cotton, the rotating spindles automatically moistened, penetrate the plants. The moisture causes the open cotton to adhere to the rotating spindles and are wrapped around them and pulled froiii the burr. The cotton then is stripped from the spindles and delivered by a suction fan to the container.

The machine will cover about an acre per hour, the new pull-model can be pulled and powered by an ordinary row-crop farm tractor, be. ing hitched or unhitched, freeing it for other work. (The price tentatively fixed is $995 fob. factory). John who fi(St had the dream of a mechanical picker, says that it costs approximately one-fourth of the value of cotton to pay for its harvesting by hand and that often thousands of bales are left in the fields because of lack of help.

The new machine, he says, can be operated at a cost of 98 cents per acre and that cotton1 can be- harvested with in an average of about one-fifth the cost of hand-picking. (Continued on Page Two) (Continued on Page Two) FINGER MAN OF BREMER KIDNAP CASE ARRESTED 230-Pound Suspect Held At New Orleans Prison After Capture NEW ORLEANS, May 4 P) Harry Sawyer, 4 4 -year old under-wobld character and 230-pound alleged finger man in the kidnaping of Edward G. Bremer, wealthy St. Paul, banker, more than a year ago, as locked in the federal jail here today after his arrest last night near Pass Christian, by department of justice agents. The federal operatives who have been searching 4he country for months in a roundup of alleged Bremer kidnap conspirators, struck quietly and swiftly last night in apprehending Sawyer.

The arrest was mad as the fugitive sat in his parked automobile in front of a gulf coat gambling establishment. He offered no resistance and readily admitted his identity. Sawyer, alias "Sea Lion, alias Omaha Harry, alias Harry Sandlovich, alias Harry J. Porehe, Was rushed to New Orleans immediately after his arrest along with his wife, Gladys, who accompanied the federal agents here voluntarily and without charge. Announcement of the capture was made this morning simultaneously In Washington by Edgar Hoover, director of the bureau of investigation of the department of justice, and in New Orleans by David W.

McGee, head of the bureau of investigation here. Arraigned before United States Commissioner R. H. Carter, Sawyer said he fully understood the charge aganlst him and expressed a desire to be returned to St. Paul Immediately.

Carter fixed the amount of his bond at $100,000. POINTS OF LAW BAR TO RELIEF FOES OF BOND PLAN STRATEG Four-Fifths Of Area Ged Relief As Long Arid Siege Ends AMARILLO, Texas, (TP) Farmers whistled today and housewives sang as they swept their te deums for snow and rain which broke the grip of dust storms on thousands of southwestern acres. Tho carnival spirit which infused four-fifths of the dust belt even spread into western Kansas, the only one of five affected states failing to receive moisture. There, as low hanging clouds held a promise of rain, Red Cross officials abandoned plans to set up more emergency hospitals because of improved health conditions. The rare sight of fields muddy or snow-covered had an electrical effect upon the hitherto residents of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, eastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado.

D. 1. Trent, Oklahoma director of agricultural extension, saw the possibility of a feed and cow crop Cor northwestern Oklahoma. For two -months the gloomy word was "everythings gone. At Dalhart, Texas, where farmers even tried to "make rain" by bombarding the sky with explosives, two inches of snow swirled down.

Snow fell in the Amarillo region, which is in The so-called dust belt, more than five hours. Lubbock, another dust area city, had showers. Farmers reported there were prospects of saving some of the wheat crop they had feared was lost. Selma will play host Thursday, May 9, to 150 delegates and visitors who will gather here for the an- nual convention of Alabama Affiliated Exchange Clubs, representing clubs in Birmingham, Fairfield, Florence, Sylacauga, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Montevallo and Columbiana. The one-day session, to be held at the Hotel Albert, convention headquarters and at the Y.

M. C. A. and the Parish House, where luncheon and banquet programs will be enjoyed, will be attended by a group of outstanding Exchangeites prominent in the National organization. George Beilsnyder of Birmingham, president, and Secretary Hudson will arrive early Thursday.

Other groups will reach the city In time for the opening session at 10:30 a. m. in the Hotel Albert parlors, whore Harry Gamble will preside, and where Mayor L. P. Burns will welcome the delegates to whom lie wrote a personal letter inviting them tq come to Selma, and response will be made by a Birmingham Exchangite.

The morning session, at which committee appointments will be made and reports read, will be featured by an address by Tom Bailey, former speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, of Meridian, and a former president of the National Exchange organization. A parade will he staged at 12:30 m. of all cars in which delegate traveled to Selma to award a prize for the most attractively decorated Seeking Federal Lawyers To Loosen Knots Of Legalities Laced (Contlnued on Pago Two) VALllFLlST OF PRIZES FOR DOG SHOW HERE Akc Judges To Officiate At Bench Event Set In City Tuesday Merchants of Selma have contributed generously to the premium list of the Dog Show to be held by the Selma Kennel Club Tuesday, May 7, at No. 7 Broad street, with the sanction of the American Kennel Club. In addition to the various prizes ranging 'from dog food and supplies to articles of clothing, cosmetics and other valuable gifts offered by Selma merchants, the Selma Kennel Club is to give a cash prize to the best dog in the show and ribbons to first, second and third place dogs of each breed and sex entered.

Hugh Seals, and Cy Beddow, licensed AKG judges, are to judge the dogs, and the sponsoring club is to provide comfortable benching, food, water and attendants. Benching of entries will begin at 19 oclock Tuesday morning and continue until 12'46'oiock, by which time alf dogs should be entered and assigned to their respective benches. All entries must come equipped with collar and chain so that they can be securely fastened in the bench. The show will open at 1 oclock, Party Heads May Pass Cash Payment Plan So Veto Will Be Upheld BY NATHAN ROBERTSON Associated Staff Writer WASHINGTON, May 4 (ZP) Democratic leaders conceded privately today the Senate would vote full cash payment of the soldiers bonu3 next week, despite open warnings presidential veto. Still planning to- continue their fight over the week end for the Harrison compromise, which the president is reported willing to sign, the administration day apparently gave up hope of mustering sufficient strength to yvin.

The only question seemed to be whether the Senate would favor the inflationary Patman bill, already approved by an overwhelming House majority, or the Ameri- BY W. B. RAGSDALE Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON, May 4. (P) Lawyers in half a dozen government divisions sought today to loosen legal knots said to-be delaying President Roosevelts four billion dollar works program. Some of the problems at which they were said to be working Included: Determination of a method by which the rural electrification di vision can keep Its work from beinj restricted to those dozen states that have set up rural electrification authorities.

Fixing definite policies to be followed by tire rural resettlement division in buying lands and moving persons from farms that are not fertile to others that will produce. Drafting executive orders which will Clothe the applications, allotment, progress, rural electrification and grade crossing elimination divisions with proper authority to (Continued on Page Two) q. BUILDERS HERE ASKED TO MEET Banks Call Gathering Of Trade Groups To Push Housing Agenda All carpenters, brick layers, contractors and others connected with the building trades are called to meet Wednesday night at 7:30 oclock at the Court House to discuss with representatives of the four hanks of Selma the means by which Selma can better avail itself of the Better Housing program. Call for the meeting, issued in the name of the Selma Trust and Savings Bank, the City National Pank, the Selma National and the People's Bank and Trust Company is made for the purpose of genuinely arousing this city to the importance of the building revival which can be launched here (Continued on Luge Two) (Continued on Page Two) (Continued on Page Two) oneIndicted for ROBLES ABDUCTION (Continued on Page Two) (Continued on Page Two) HEALTH WORK AID URGED BY THIGPEN Medical Assn Head Warns Of Need Lor More Cash From State (Continued on Page Two) Former Night Club Owner Cited For Arizona Kidnap Role Records Here Show Film Actress Bride Of Alabama Dentist RAIFORD TALKS TO SOUTHERN EDITORS Ringing Plea For Freedom Of Press Made By Head Of Times-Journal NEW ORLEANS, May 4. OT Speakers before the Press Association of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Florida, meeting here today, demanded that freedom of the press be preserved.

The organizations were meeting in advance of the National Editorial Association which convene Monday in golden jubilee celebration. T. M. Callahan, editor and pubr Usher of the Lafayette, Advertiser, spoke in behalf of th Louisiana Press Association. "Don't tremble for the republic, said Mr.

Callahan. "If wejir satisfied to travel the higfay prepared for us, It should be O. K. with us. But if we put out of our mlndrf the idea that the world owes us a living, we must be pr- NEW DEATH CHARGE FACED BY DOCTOR Other Illegal Operations Declared Exposed By State Probe BY EUAN CIS E.

BABOON Associated Press Staff Writer ENID, May 4. OT) A second murder charge, accusing him in the death through an illegal operation of Hermoine Fowler, 20-ycav-old Oklahoma A. and M. College co-ed, was filed today against Dr. Guy E.

Brewer, already held on a similar charge in the death of another, young -woman. The information was filed by County Attorney Roy Holbird and signed by Lieut. Robert Huston, special investigator for Gov. E. W.

Marland, whose secret investigation preceded filing of the original charges. Miss Fowler died at her home in Red Oak, June 27 1934. The first charge filed against CONGRESS AWAITS COURT NRA STAND Solons Looking To Supreme Justices For Guidance Before Deciding On Future Of Blue Eagle As Early Ruling Looms BY WILLIAM II. MYLANDER Associated Press Staff Waiter WASHINGTON, May 4. OT Citagressloital leaders, split widely over NRAs future, today looked definitely toward the n'ne secluded justices of the Supreme Court for guidance in determining how long and how powerfully the new blue eagle will reign.

Signs appeared that it the aus- (Continued on Pago Two) Operator Of Store Wounded By Negro Robber At Capital MONTGOMERY, May 4 OT) C. Arnan, 40-year old store keeper, was critically wounded here tonight by one ot two negro holdup men, who escaped after shooting without getting into the cash register they had ordered Anian to open. Aman was critically wounded, one bullet penetrating his chest and the two men escaped into The der. MONTGOMERY, May 4 OT Dr. Charles A.

Thigpen, president of the Alabama Medical Association, today launched a campaign for a larger appropriation for the State Health Department with a statement threatening to twl h-draw the organization's support fof th department if sufficient funds for its efficient operation are not made available. His statement, made public to-' Cay, followed introduction of the new appropriations measure in the legislature, which provides an additional $125,000 cut in the appropriation for the State Health BY HARRY MONTGOMERY Associated Press Staff Writer TUCSON, Ariz, May 4. OT The government obtained one indictment today in tho kidnaping case of little June Robel3 and quickly pressed on in its year-long investigation. The indictment, charging the mailing of threatening ransom notes, was returned against Oscar H. (Buster) Robson, former night club operator, by a federal grand jury which was instructed immediately to continue Its study of the desert abduction.

'I expected they would indict me, grumbled Hobson, but why Dallas county marriage records disclose the fact that Virginia Reid, motion picture actress, and Dr. Ralph McClung, Birmingham dentist, were married in Selma on March 31 when thqy appeared at the court house accompanied by party of friends who motored down from Birmingham. The marriage, secret until friends dtsclosed it in Birmingham Saturday, was confirmed by marriage records" in the Dallas county court house. MoTion picture contracts held by Miss Held Were given as tho reason Such celerity on the part of the court would be unusual in a case ot this importance. It would not be unprecedented however, and there were some who believed that tere high court, in a burst of speed, ruled on NRAs constitutionality before recessing for the summer early next month, Congress would withhold its final say on the extension measure until this measuring stick was available.

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