Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 16, 1935 · Page 5
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WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 16, 1935. THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Patnpa, Te*ds PAGE FIVE OFFERS NEW RY REGARDING DEAD MAN BV WILLIAM A. KENNEY. (CoprHithl, IMS. by The As-meliUc,! Press) FLEMINGTON, N. J., j an . i e As the slate hastened to wind up Its evidence that Bruno Richard Hauptmann wrote the Lindbergh ranpom notes, the defense count- wed today with a disclosure that H UBS a witness to testify i sa dor FSfch attcmntcd to sell him the "hot money." Henry Kress private Investigator lor the defense, said two other men were involved in the attempted transfer of the Lindbergh ransom wealth, nnd that he believes the prospective witness, Gustnv Lukatls of New York, holds "the key to the solution of tl\e crime." Kress said Lukatis came to his office after Hauptmann's arrest nnd assorted: "My information shows that he more 'thnn likely wasn't mixed up in the Lindbergh kidnaping." Lukatis was quoted by Kress as> saying three men, one of whom he Identified as Pisch, tried to sell him "some good hot money at 75 cents on the dollar," and that he had about $50,000. "I didn't Intend to buy the money," Kress said Lukatis told him, "but I returned two or three nights later with two other fellows just to check up on their racket. They had 'suddenly moved." The detective asserted he had traced two of the men, asserting: "If the department of justice will offer to cooperate with me on the information I have, I feel certain that within two or three weeks at the outside, we can put behind bars the principals in the kidnaping." The defense drew up Lukatis' story In support of Hauptmann's contention that the ransom money found In his possession was given to him by his now-dead friend and business 'partner, the elusive Pisch. The state pressed on hurriedly In the presentation • of its case that Hauptmann kidnaped and killed the Lindbergh baby, wrote the ransom •notes, and collected the $50,000 ransom. After rapid testimony by the remaining handwriting experts, the chronological presentation of the state's case called for the final chapters of the crime—the discovery of the broken body of the golden- haired child, face down In a shallow grave a few miles from Hopewell. Prosecution officials emphasized that in this phase of the state's case, the identity of the little body was not at stake, defense attorneys having agreed svhen Col. Charles A. Lindbergh and Betty Gow, the slain baby's nurse, testified, that there would be no attack on the identification. The state has contended the child died instantaneously, and Dr. Chas. H.-Mitchell, the county physician who performed the autopsy, will be asked to describe the "horrible" skull fracture which caused death. When the manner of the child's death enters into the evidence, the prosecution will maintain the skull fracture occurred when the kidnaper dropped the child from the la'dder while spiriting it away from its nursery> To corroborate this contention, the attorneys will point out dovetailing pieces of supporting evidence. Foremost will be the mute testimony of the so-called kidnap ladder, found with its uprights split at exactly the point where It would give way under an excess weight. The so-called "Fisch-myth" failed to perturb the prosecution, confident that Pisch could be removed from the kidnaping picture. The state's plan of campaign, hpwever, apparently did not call for such evidence in the direct presentation of its case, for It was said that the four mystery witnesses who arrived from Germany yesterday would not be used unless to answer a defense allegation tending to involve Pisch in the case. The state kept secret the whereabouts of the four witnesses, Czerna, Hanna, and Plncus Pisch, relatives of the 'o;ead Isador, and Minna Stegnltlz, the nurse who attended him when he died. Despite another day of vigorous probing cross-examination, the defense apparently made no serious breach yesterday in the testimony of state's- expert witnesses that the author of the ransom notes, could have been no other than Hauptmann. New Ready-to- Wear Store To Be Opened Here I Brodsky has purchased the fixtures of the Vogue store here and will open a ladies' ready-to-wear store in the same location tomorrow morning. An entire new stock of spring merchandise has arrived and is being arranged in the store today- - A son, Roy Brodsky, will be associated in the business also. Both of the men have spent many years representing eastern manufacturers. They come here from St. Louis, where they have made their home f6r many years. -Mrs. Harry Schwartz and Mrs. Reba Jones have been employed as sales ladles. This Fellow Is Pretty Good at Cracking Down, Too 6 and 10 Acre Tract* Close in L. J, Starkey Room 13 Duncan ByVICTOR BRIDGES SYNOPSIS: Nicholas Trench, Jerry Mordaunt, Molly O'Brien and Jimmy Fox have arrived at Hambridge on Jerry's boat, the "Seagull," to try to trace a formula worth millions, which a man named John Osborne stole from Molly. Osborne has been murdered, and the formula stolen again. Jerry is going to examine Osborne's workroom, and Nick expects to question the family with whom Osborne boarded. Molly has remained aboard the boat, with Jimmy. The villainous Peter Orloff, whp also wants the formula, may also be in the neighborhood. Chapter 3fi THE GOWLLANT)S We advanced along the roughly gravelled track, till we arrived at the gate which led into the factory grounds, where Jerry produced his keys. The lock opened without the smallest difficulty, and whistling to George, who had drifted off on a tour of inspection, he stepped thru into the enclosure. "Good hunting!" was his parting obesrvation, "and don't get too fresh with Mrs. Gowlland. Prom what I saw of her husband, I should think he was a nasty handful." Left to myself, I continued my way along the outside of the fence, which extended in a complete circle all around the building. At the rear was another gate, also closed and locked. From this a neglected looking •oad trailed away inland, and fol- owing It for perhaps a hundred and fifty yards, I arrived at the entrance o a narrow lane which branched off to the left in the direction of the farm. There was a stile here, leading nto the adjoining field, and seating myself on the top rail, I filled a pipe and meditated for a little while on the problem that confronted me. What would be the best way of dealing with Mrs. Gowlland, if I were lucky enough to catch her alone? It would be easy to open the conversation by asking for some nilk, but to switch from that sub- ect to the private affairs of the lale Mr. Osborne was a diplomatic feat which seemed likely to involve con- ilderable difficulties. How was I to' account for my knowledge of the dead man's visit o Hambridgc? No mention of this \id been made during the trial, and jince she must certainly be aware of that fact, her natural conclusion vould be that I had derived my in- 'ormation either from Sir William Avon or through some private channel of my own. I should be forced to put forward -me of these explanations,, and the question was which of the two seemed the most promising. She l>ad already been closely questioned by Ivan's representative, who had apparently come away empty-handed, and any further catechism from the same quarter might only result .n arousing her resentment. On the other hand, if I were to wse boldly as a friend and confidant of Osborne, I should be running a big risk. Quite conceivably aer opinion of him might coincide wUM my own, and in that case, any small chance I had of winning her confidence would be irretrievably .ost. It was a thorny question, and af- ter brooding over it carefully, 1 came to the conclusion that I had better postpone my choice until I discovered what sort of woman I had to deal with. She might -prove a sour-natured old crone who would bang the door in my face or she might be a simple and garrulous soul quite ready for a frie'ndly gossip. One supposlon was just as probable as tl/j other and the only thing to do when the moment arrived would bo to adopt whatever tactics struck me as being the most .suitable. Having reached this decision I .slid down from the .stile and relighting my pipe which had gone out in the course of my reflections, set off along the lane. It was really little more than a mere-cart-track, leading, from all appearance, only to the farm. On both sides a low hpdge shut it off from the neighboring fields, while the surface was so deeply rutted that in wet weather traffic must have been almost impossible. I trudged along steadily for aboul half a mile and then, turning a £harp corner, I found myself suddenly confronted by a wooden gate. Beyond this lay a large straggling farmyard, flanked on either hand by thatched outbuildings. An old* hen with, a family of young chicks was scratching about busily in the mud—her contented clucking oeing the only sound that broke the silence. From somewhere close by came the faint pleasant smell of burning leaves. I advanced to the gate and lean- ng over the top bar, took a leasure- ly survey of Mr. Gowlland's property. On closer inspection I noticed that the whole place had a certain air of leglect. From several of the roofs :he thatch was hanging down in fagged patches, while the windows of the big barn, which had apparently been broken for some time, still waited disconsolately for a fresh jane of glass; it seemed'to offer a silent but eloquent comment upon vhat I had already observed of the owner's habits and disposition. I was looking about and taking in :hese various details when I heard ,he sound of approaching footsteps. The next moment a woman appeared round the corner of the out- iouses. She was walking slowly, vith a heavy bucket in either hand, FOR BETTER DRY CLEANING EDMONDSON DRY CLEANERS P H ON E S 844 606 PLANT OFFICE 2800 Adams Hotel, W. Alcock Building nnd on seeing me she came to a sudden slop. Mrs. Gowlland, for it could scarcely be anyone else, was so utterly unlike whal I had expected that I was almost betrayed into an exclamation of astonishment. In the first place she was unquestionably- beautiful. Even the common print gown that she was wearing failed to conceal the perfectly moulded lines of her figure, while a great mass of black hair, twisted into a rough knot at the back of.her head, gave her something of the appearance of a startled gipsy. But it was her face that chiefly fascinated me. Never in my life had I seen a face on which the marks of tragedy and unhappiness were so deeply .stamped. With its large haunted eyes staring out from under their dark lashes it reminded me of a picture of Francesca by some unknown Italian which I had once come across in a Florence gallery. For a second or two I stood motionless; Ihen, collecting my wits, I pushed open the gale. "I hope I'm not trespassing," I said. "I'm off the little yacht which _ cnme in this morning, and I won- j dered whether you could let me have some milk." She put down her two pails and came slowly towards me. "We don : l sell it as a rule," she .said, "but I could spare you a pint if that would be enough." 7':'er voice was low and deep, with a kind of faint huskiness thai I found rather attractive. "A pint will be plenty," I assured her. She crossed over to an open door on the opposite side of the yard, and after a brief interval reappeared with the jug. I searched in my pocket and found some coins. "Thank you very much," I said. "I suppose I'm right in thinking that I'm talking to Mrs. Gowlland?" She gave an almost imperceptible start. "Yes," she said slowly. "I am Mrs. Gowlland. But how do you come to know my name?" For good or evil I decided to take the plunge. "There's no mystery about it," I answered. "I am an old friend of someone you used to know—John Osborne." The effect upon her was extraor- dinary. A look of utter psfhlc flashed into her dark eyes, and with a terrified movement she glanced round over her shoulder. "Don't be frightened," I continued, "it's perfectly all right. I only want to have a little criat with you about him. You see ..." "But I don't know anything; I've nothing to tell you!" She put her hand on my arm and almost thrust me towards the gate. "You must go; you must go away at once. My husband doesn't like strangers coming on to the farm. He would be very angry If he found me talking to you." Her voice scarcely rose above a whisper, but there was an agony of entreaty in it that no words can convey. For an instant, however, I still hesitated. "Very well," I said soothingly, "only if Mr. Gowlland is so unreasonable, would It be possible for you to meet me somewhere else?" With a loud crash the door of the big barn was suddenly flung open, and the gentleman I was speaking about stumbled out into the yard. to judge irom his appearance he had evidently been enjoying a midday nap. Coatless, hatless, his grizzled hair all over the place, he stood blinkingly at me savagely out of his bloodshot eyes. Nick is rescued, tomorrow, from a very ticklish situation. FIRE! FAR, FIRE! PHILADELPinA-^Street car tokens have been added to the fire fighting equipment of engine company 13. They come In handy in emergencies, the company found when an automobile crossed the fire truck's path and the truck crashed into a pole. The blaze was still ten blocks away, so the firemen waited for a street car. They saved the burning building. E. E. Matucha, veteran airline pilot, has been flying on a Chicago- Kansas City run for more than eight years. MIDNIGHT IS DEADLINE SET FOR CALLING OF NEW SESSION BATOII ROUGE, La., Jan. 16 (IP) —With the Square Deals associations Ultimatum demanding- repeal of Huey Longs dictatorial laws approaching: the "zero hour" of midnight, women compatriots Joined in today with a cry of "tight." The association has demanded that Governor O. K. Allen call a special session of the legislature by midnight tonight to repeal the "offensive" laws passed at Long's direction. But as several hundred protesting women gathered last night near the $5,000,000 skyscraper capital, guarded by state police, no announcement was made by Ernest J. Bourgeois, association president, as to what would be done if the ultimatum was not heeded. "The time has come for action," he said last night at Bossier City, where a Bossier parish "company" of the association was organized. "I am not here to incite anyone to bloodshed or violence," he said. "Tills organization has definite plans, but they are secret. We will use them if our ultimatum to state officials is turned down." Women made spirited attacks on Long at the meeting here last night. Mrs. J. L. Eoussel of Baton Rouge, broke down when elected president of the women's division of the Square Deal association. "I believe all this will end in bloodshed, and In some one being hurt," she sobbed, "but I want my men to say they'll be glad to go!" The Rev. George W. 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