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-THB PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Patopa, Texas W&fcNESBAY feVEJNING, -JANUARY 23; 1985'. HAUPTHANN from i.i Justice Thomas W. Trenchard disagreed, but informed the defense it, could cross-examine Koehler on Mis'-'Iif (cations. Luncheon recess p"rev>4ited this being done Immediate}}'. Trooiper Lewis Bornmann of New JerSey and two New York police carpenters testified that "rail 16" fitted Into a space from which n boird had been sawn In ttaupt- ftiann's, attic. The nails, they naid, could be pushed into the relating hdles with the fingers. Prosecutors feared the defense fight oh Koehler's qualifications, if prolonged, might delay their case and prevent their resting until tomorrow. There are, the prosecutors said, eotne witnesses to be heard. One of them is expected to be amexpert on paper to Identify cheap writing paper found In HauptmaruTs home as counterpart of paper used in the 14 ransom notes sent to Colonel Lindbergh after the kidnaping, The piece of paper from Hauptmann's home was put into evidence today with Inspector John J. Lyons of-., the New York police on the stand. Pope said: "I might cross-examine Koehler two or three days," but added that much depended upon the direct testimony given by the expert. Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh. father of the slain baby, watched the demonstration with Interest, and OUCH leaned forward to one of the pt'V^cutors to whisper. Immedl- iately the prosecutor brought out a technical pointr-that a silver of nitrate fingerprint system had not been ' discovered until shortly after the date of the kidnaping. taper Identified Trispsctor . John J. Lyons, New York,- detective, was called to tell of finding a sheet of paper in Hauptmann's home on the day of his arrest., • . WJlentz handed the inspector a piece. of paper, and asked him where it 'came from. "At a small desk in the defendant's home In the defendant's presence." The paper is of the same make uspirl 'by the ransom note writer. "Wllentz offered the paper as evidence, but Reilly objected pending time '.to cross-examine the detective cii the. subject! 'Rellly began the questioning, Q:. ; I assume, inspector, this is or- dirjary cheap writing paper? •.A,- Yes. Q. .Did you ever purchase any of this fcaper in the 5 and 10 cent store or .-any other store in New York? A'. No. '; 'The" officer explained that six po- licp/ detectives were present when he found the sheet. - ."Now I press the objection," Reilly said as he finished his .questioning, arguing that it had not been connected with the defendant. .-•'•...-. Evidence Admitted •.Justice Trerichard admitted the sheet ; of paper allowing Reilly an t.veeptloii and Lyons was excused. ..- EtpteQtive Lewis Bornmann, of th( NeW Jersey state police! was thei called to the stand. • peacock, who had handled most of 'the 'ladder testimony, opened the direct examination. refused to strlWit Tfcnf ttie'ofee. He opined the defense would not be "prejudiced." ••' The cross-examination resumed after this wordy Interlude. Pope, who makes a hobby of wood working and lumber study, tackled the subject of the attic wood with gusto. He started out by establishing the missing plank, had been 8 feet In length. Q. What happened was you took "rail 16." I call is a runner, and laid it in that vacant space in Ihe floor? A. Yes. Q. It didn't reach completely to Wte., Whew he worked in the tr. s, forest products laboratory there. Wileht* was examining him. Q< Are you the federal government's Wood expert? A. I am the expert on' the identification of wood for t he government. Q. Did you come Into the Lindbergh cas? at the request of the government? A. I did. Koehler said he made his first investigation of "rail 16" Oct. 9, 1934. I found." he said, "the nail holes In the attic joists corresponded and the grain of the wood was the end of the space, did it? A. There was a spac; at the end ]' the" same""as^'the" board""there" of an inch and a quarter. _ _ _ | wilenta, holding the questioned lndd'-r rail in one hand and the Q. The nail holes In that ladder were ?o loose you could push nails in and out: A. With thumb pressure. The question regarded the upright of the ladder which was made of Carolina pine. All other Uprights WPT-P mario of fir. piece of Hauplmann attic floor in the other, discovered them. nsked if Kdehler had any relation between Challenges Qualification;! Fighting (lie defense's losing MARKET NEW YORK, Jnn. 23. f/P)—Th stcck market drifted quietly today closing with a mixture of narrow gains and -losses. Transfers approx imnted 600,000 shares. Am Can 39 11G 114 US? Am & For Pow 2 - 4"» Am Rad 44 14% Am S&R .... 17 36 Am T&T .... 22 105% Anne 44 Pope drew from the trooper de- ] batf'j on the wood evidence. Pope leaped to hi.s fer>t and surprised thf> court by challenging Koehler's qualification as a wood expert. "He Is not qualified." Pope said. "We say there is no such nnimal known among men as a wood ex- -ective the information that Koe'n- er had fitted the nails into the icles once before the attic experiment was tried. Brrnmann told Pops he visited 'he attic twice befcrc l:c took Koehler there. The Nsw York police, he added, took charge. Pope had him describe again the linen closet through which access to the attic was gained, and never misled an opportunity to keep before jurors that the Hntiptmartn with police" all ion that j run of the j attic, but Bornmann said as far as he knew this was not so. Bornmann was excused. A five minute recess was called at 11:21. Court resumed at 11:31 a. m. Charles W. Enkler, a New York police department carpenter, who has already testified, was recalled for his story of the attic investigation of the Bronx house. He said he accompanied Bornmann Sept. 25, 1934, when thiey went into the attic. Enkler said Bornmann drew his attention to the missing 8 foot section in the flooring. Enkler'said Bornmann drew his attention to the missing 8 foot section in the flooring. ; The carpenter laid the ladder, "rail 16." down on the jury box rail and showed then how he had matched the nail holes in that pert." T1-J3 bald-headed technologist sat with a sphinx-like' expression on his fi"-e. w''ile Pop-- questioned his qualifications to determine wood grain similarities. "This man." said Pope, "is ex- r"-rien"ed but he is not a scientist as is a physician." " T tak" a different view," said "I think the . you 'make a. search of the defendant's home for evidence? v : A..I did, Q; tjfd you search the attic? :A/ i"d|d. Q; How did you gain entry to the Jttlc? A, It waij necessary to climb thru a 'linen closet to get Into the attic. Board Missing Bornmann told of finding one board missing from the flooring of tlie 'attic of Hauptmann's home. Rellly objected that Bornmann was drawing conclusions, insisting that -he tell only "what he found" iii the attic. Bornmann told of finding sawdust and a saw marks on a board adjoining the vacant space in the flooring. ; The stats sought to show that Hauptmann had cut a piece of the flooring loose to use as an upright In the kidnap ladder. .The remaining section of the board, the yvitness recited, was taken up.'; by a police carpenter and turned over -to Kqehler. " Bornman,n told how he returned later to the attic with Koehler. •; Q. What did you do? ' A. We checked the nail holes with What we know as "rail 16" in the ladder. • .He pointed out the upright or side piece known as "rail 16." peacock asked the detective to show where the nail holes In "rail I $" 'coincided with hoels In the floor Joists f>t the attic. He pointed to a photograph. .- "Those, lioles and nails fit perfectly*' we pushed the nails In with ijjir fingers," Bornmann said, explaining; the test he and Koehler H)£»;de at the house. ;'jjie grain of the wood "appeared toiiinatcJv perfectly"' when Koehler examined it, the witness said. ;v TO drive, home Its point, the state produced & large phonograph show- J.n£ hpw the attic flooring became isomple.te again when the kidnap ladder upright was placed in the Admitted detective then related how he' gave Koehler a sample of wood from "the garage: Peacock next produced a package of nails asking Bornmann to identify' then). '(These a,re 'ten, cut' nails I ob- tiljiied froflji the police carpenter frojii the fleer board of the attice," he-replied. Peawk explained "we propose to phc* -'rail W and the board are of the same piece.' ' : "I will adroit the board," said the Justice. TOe wood testimony seemed to be holding the crowd rapt. Glances at Hajiptmann were frequent, but his features were immobile. peacock, Interrupted cross-exam- inatipn by Pope, -to ask for admission $ a Dhptpgrspl} of ti?e board and "rail" lying allegedly in original relation to 'the floor in the attic. Rope Attend Testimony objected to the photograph by tt» jpopce. ' that the board with the'nail holes in the floor beams where the board was missing in the attic. "You could push them in pretty easy," he said of the nails. Asked to show where the nails were pushed through, the rail into the floor Joists, Enkler said, "there's the nails there now," pointing to a photograph. He identified nails produced as "the type." Enkler said he discovered sawdust on the ceiling plaster beneath ;he attic flooring, at the end of the jcard, now produced in court. In adjoining: floor board, he said, was a short saw cut directly above the little pile of sawdust. Pope, opening the cross-exETmina- tion, led the witness directly to the nail, experiment. Q. How far did those cut nails extend into the floor beam when you put tliein through the ladder rail? A. AbWt a half inch, maybe a quartej- cf ap. inch, just enpugh to bind the boards )n plape. Pope elicited frpm the carpenter that the rajj, if "gutted" agaltjst the board, woiiW net fit with th,e nail holes |n 'tlie joists. Further, he brought out that 'tfia-t"laqt board and vail were "face" nailed. Others were na|(ed at the edgejS. Peacock took the witness on redirect. He directed the carpenter's attention to a knot hole at the end cf the piece of board which the state contends w~s cut in half for the ladder upright. Q. Is there any knot hole in the ladder panel? No. Q. How do you account for that? A. It was sawed off. Pope, fighting step by step to prevent admission of the testimony of Hauptmann's alleged construction of the ladder, interrupted repeatedly. Anselm Cramer, another .police carpenter, was the next occupant of the witness chair. In a deliberate voice he told the same story 15nk- ler had just completed- Pope •pugnaciously 1 continued to question the connection of Hauptmann to the attic boards. Q. These boards are not alike in color? • A. No, sir. Pope called attention to the small space between the floor board and the~ rail as they lay on tf joists. "The piece that was sawed off," Cramer began, "was cut crooked." Pope sought to bring out that the end of the rail showing in the photographs 'was "pretty straight." Cramer, suddenly/disrupted the train of questions with the assertion the photograph showed the rail end lay'on top of tlie'other board. Other witnesses testified they were end, t» end flaf; on the joists. : The witness laid the ladder section and the 1 board on the floor before the jury to demonstrate. Cramer straightenecl out the tes- Imonjy, explaining- under peacock's questioning the rail had lain flat when the nails were inserted; and were formed to fit perfectly'. Kohler Takes Stan^ He explained that a space of one I'alf an Inch did appear between Lhe rail and board when they were properly in place. ' Koehler, star witness In the state's wood case, was then called ,o the stand. Speaking in a ctear, resonant voice 1 he said he Uyed in Madison, To See mfortably We Owens The pptometrlil *pecfaliz« in fitting comforttbt« ej u well M "the newest »t)rl«i|; Owens Optical CHnlc DR. PAUL OWENS, OaUm«««lrt. i" W Fl»t Won« «» Popo was given permission to rro«-<>xnmine Koehler on his qualifications. Pope asked that he be aJlowcd to question Koehler after the noon i»rp«-. and Justice Trenchard approved. Court recessed at 12:26 p. m. HOT OIL (Continued from page J.j to the third court of civil appeals at Austin. Members of the attorney general's department at Austin were preparing the appeal but it was not known here when it would be filed with thejilgher court. WHEELER COUNTY RECORDS Oil filing for Tuesday. Jan. 22: R^Di—Ulnlon Investment Oo. to Cora Rollins Bryer, 1-640 int. N E !i section 49, block 24. MD. General Industries Corp. to Union Investment Co. 1-640 int. N E U section 49, block 24. Furnished by Title Abstract company, Wheeler. -«. FUNERAL POSTPONED Funeral services for A. T "Monk" Hendrex, 30, set for this afternoon at 3 o'clock, have been postponed until 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the chapel of the Pampa Mortuary. A daughter, Mrs. O. E. Payne, was located in Bowbon, Ga., and she will arrive In Pampa tomorrow. Mr. Hendrex, a resident of Pampa 1 for nearly five years, died Tuesday morning following a long illness. AT&SF Avia Corp .. Bdwin Loc .. B & O Barnsdall ... B;n Avin ... Beth Stl ... CJISP J I ... Chrysler — Colum GAE1 Coml Solv .. fon Of s .... Con Oil .... Cont Oil Del Kl P<fcl. GeOn El .... Opn Mot ... Gr-n Pub Svc Gillette 13 Gocdvfiar .... 20 111 Cent 10 Int HVirv 35 Int T&T .... 74 Kelvin 15 Kemiec 37 26 . 13 , 19 20 . G 13 38 31 77 .23 34 73 32 . B 10 G65 74 1 ll'i 48-?', 31% 5G 37 Oi • 35 "» 105'J 10T4 48!* 5 6% 12' 6' 31 55' 37' 21 19 Pr M K T M Ward Nat Dairy Nat Dist Nat P&L ... N Y Cen .... N Y N H&H Nor Am Ohio Oil ..., Pnnhand P&R 1 Fbil Pet .... 10 Pub Svc NJ ..16 Pure Oil .... 11 Radio 41 Rep Stl 16 18 2'i 24 "A 31-V, 1 7 S 13 Ti 23 14 ?; 41 "<< 9 ?. 17-Ti 17 5% 27 M 16Vi 27 6"» 18 r ;i 7 12 'i 7c 23% 31% 13% 22% 14 H 41 i 9% 17% Sears 22 Shell 46 Simms 1 Soc Sou Vac . Pac . Ron Rv . . S O Incl S O N J Studebaker Tex Corp T P C&O Un Carb . U S Rub . U S Si 24 26 7 , 9 . 35 153 . 15 ,. 6 25 5 104 26 'i 7'» 5% 15 35 TA 7% 16% 14H 16 13'i 24% 42 2!fc 29% 4 45 Ts 15' 38 26 T/ s IG'f, 26 VI. 17'fr- 12'/i 10 14'i. 26'i 7 5'i 35 Vi 105% • 11 48? 5 6 12% 6% 15-? 31' 55'', 37% 6% 21 7 i 19 ',4 7-' 17 " 13% 14'i 41 9-I.', 17% 17 27 16 U 28 V4 18 6-r, 12'4 7 '/I 15% 13',!, 41 !i 2 19% 3% 45 U 14 Til 26V, 7 V4 5',4 14% 35 & 7% 14 15% 13 M. 41-A 2 19% 4 45',", New York Curb Stocks Cities Svc .... 28 1% I'/, Elec B&S 30 6% 6 Gulf Oil Pa .. 1 58'4 Humble Oil .. 1 46 Vi 37", 37% WHEAT TABLE Wheat: High Low May 98 96 V, July 89-?i 88% Sept 87 Vi 86 Vi Close 96%-97 88%-% 86%-B7 POULTRY CHICAGO, Jan. 23. (/P)—Poultry, live, 1 car, 23 trucks, very firm; hens 18V£; leghorn hens 15; rock broilers 21-22 '&, colored 21; rock and color- ed springs 18*4, leghorn 14; rox*ter I* 1 hen turkeys 20, young tomS 18 old 16; No. 2, 14; ducks 4V4 Ibs u 20-21; small 17; geese 14; capon 6-7 Ibs 23. Dressed turkeys, strong, price unchanged. — «»- r ; CHICAGO GRAIN CHICAGO, Jan. 23. (/P) —Setback in prices formed the rule In th prpin markets Inte today, and th close was irregular after advance had amounted to about a cent a bushel for Wheat. Wheat closed unsettled, % lowe to % hleher compared with yester day's finish. May 96T4-97, corn V4 1% down, May 84V4-.J4, oats %off, and provisions varying from 17 cents decline to a^rise of 2 cents. KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY, Jan. 23 (XP)—(TJ S. D. A.—Hogs: 5,600; closing active, uneven;, closing 10-25 lower- ?ood and choice '140-160 Ibs. 6757.50; 160-350 Ibs 7.00-85; packing sows 275-500 Ibs. 6.25-7.50. Cattle: 3,000; calves: 500; drought cattle and calves on governmenl account; 'killing classes of cattle opening mostly steady; some strength on cows; good to choice vealers 50 higher; prime medlurrt veight steers heldi up to 12.75; steers good and choice 550-1500 Ibs. 7.752.25; common and medium 550 Ibs. ip 4,25-9.25; heifers good and choice 550-vOO Ibs. 6.50-10.25; cows good '.25-6.25. Sheep: 6,000; very little done; arly sales native lambs round 25 ower; best 8.75; lambs good and hcice 90 Ibs. down 8.25-85; year- ing wethers medium to choice 90110 Ibs. 5.75-7.85; ewes good and hoice 90-150 Ibs. 4.25-5.25. PERSONALS Chnrlcs Stlckley of Canadian was \ business visitor here this morning. Miss Naomi Guyer of Whita Deer rtsited friends here yesterday. K F, Penland .of LeFors was a mslness visitor yesterday, afternoon. C. M. Gage of LeFors was in the ity this morning. A. M. McNally of LeFors was a 'isltor here yesterday afternoon. Joe Coy of LeFors was in the city his morning. / J. A. Bowers of White Deer spent esterday shopping here. _«. Historians say some of the early American Indian tribes celebrated December 22 as New Year's day ong before the coming of white len. Paradichlorobenzene is the name f a powerful chemical just adopted y fruit growers to combat peachi ree borers. Tests hsrve shown it ills. 90 to 100 per cent of the in- ects in a given orchard. Sgt. Seranus, Shaddock and Sgt. I. E. Shaddock, father and son, re- red from the United States army ecently. Each had served 30 years s doughboys. _ The first public library hi North arolina was. established at the own of Bath In 1700. Twenty-two states now have a ales tax levy in one form or an,her. MEN PROVE PROWESS AS COOKS AT PRESBYTERIAN "PIG" DINNER Tlie pig was quite a hog. A shiny red apple held apart his gaping jaws. A mil fence made of red, striped stick csndy was built all around him. Tli" children divided attention between the hog and the fence and, finally, ate the fence. Members of the Men's Brotherhood of the First Presbyterian church allowed the audience to Inspect the roast pig. then carried It Into the kitchen for the carving. It was the annual occasion on whlci the men do all of the cooking one have the ladies of the church as their guests. B. O. BlOnkvist, president of the Brotherhood, presided. A short talk was made by the pastor, the Rev Bi'rney Shell. The ladies were noticeably rest- ess, not being' accustomed to the role of guest on such an occasion There were a few remarks about ;he pig not being sufficiently salted but it was admitted that the men is'd done quite wall'. A full menu was prepared. At the close, with several whole pies remaining,' C. H. Walker ailc .loned them with success. Tlie proceeds of the event, totaling $32.16 after expenses were paid, were given o the manse fund. HOUSE (Oontlnue<2 trom page 1.) ong been among the leading ad- 'ocates of closed waters and have generally controlled politics there- o." As a compromise the committee uggested that Alazan • and Baffin bays be closed to nets and seining. • Act of Tryanny The closing of Padre Island beach o fishing was referred .to by the ommlttee as "the most unusual act if tyranny that has ever been per- tetrated in the closing of any body f water on the coast, and for which here could be nO reason in justice or logic." : The committee decided against toups advocating closure of waters o attract tourists and declared Toper development of the fishing ndustry would prove much more jeneficlal to the state at large. Personnel of the coastal patrol »as commended by the Investigators ho recommended that "the value f the services which these men, dth their patrol boats,, could render /ould be inestimable if it were not or the fact that they are now seri- usly and gravely hampered in their rork and every activity by the de- artment's policy of compelling icm to use their boats to an un- easonable extent In carrying out shirig and hunting- parties and en- ertalning poltlcal ' and personal rlends and members of the commission anf its officers, other than lose state officials and members f the legislature having a proper nd legitimate interest in driving ncwledge of coastal conditions thru rst hand Information." Advancement of the commercial shine Industry has been hamper- I ed by lack Of;a cfehtral authority the committee reported. The pro posed coastal division director wouli be responsible only to the commls sion and would not be under th) supervision of the commission'; executive officers, whose chief in terest, the committee stated, is it propagation of fresh water fisheries and laws relating to game and ml gatory bird lire. Gives Reason Chief reasons given by the committee to support Its recommendation for repeal of the law prohibiting drag seines was that huge quantities of predatory fish woulc bo captured and that thousands of fish would be obtained for food which otherwise would^dle In the bays In which the waters .reach a high salinity during the summer Fishermen would be required to kit all predatory fish caught in their nets. Estimated cost'of opening a pass from the Gulf to Laguna Madre at Murdock's landing was $100,000. The committee stated this amount should be made available ih the next biennial appropriation and provision made for .equipment to keep the passes open. The committee marveled at the law abiding policy it said existed among the commercial fishermen. Pollution of bays through waste discharged frOm oil refineries was termed one -Of the coast's great dangers. The committee urged that funds be appropriated to the health department to investigate salt water pollution and that the laws be strengthened, to . require proper treatment of waste and its disposition a searching inquiry by a special legislative committee into pollution Tsrasjidvocated. PERSHING LEAVES FORT WORTH, ari; 23. (if)— General John J.-Pel-shifts and his bister 1 left Fort Worth-this morning en route to Tucson, Arig;,'for the winter." The retired American expeditionary force commander said an overnight stop probably would be made' :afc- Mineral Wells. Frank Cumbee, 82, famous hunter of the Hell Hole sw,amp section of South qarolina, claims he has killed 4.16 .deer during his life. Louisiana's, 1934-,"rice, crop was estimated Officially, at 15,036,000 bushels. ' , . • • ' ; All -Makea, Typewrtteri. ud Other Office Mfclilaw OJe*n. ed and Repaired.' /.-All. Work.Orarantefcl— Call JIMMIE TI<:£ TAMPA OFFICI! SUPPLY COMPANY, ttrau ttt The Second thbwn ascent of ctn* yon peak, « nflmntafn in the .Bitter Root rqnge, Montanfi, was mad^ by ft group of fc&sntona MoiinUlft- eers last surhirrmv • ' A turnip tiiat weighed seven arid a quarter pounds was grown by J. N Smith of Wat-trace, Tenn. A muzzle-loading rifle of Revolutionary vintage was ufteirthed near Durant, Okla., by a, farmer digging for water. '. , Ginger Rogers in "Finishing School*' STATE "Straight Front The • -.."Hearth -^ /"it LS d section of the department where Chesterfield tobaccos are blended and cross-blended. '"/a J ust what is meant by cross-blending tobaccos.., g/nd how does it make a cigarette milder and taste better... Well, in blending you take two or mow tobaccos and mix them together--a rather simple process. But cross-blending goes a step further, ., WEPNESDAT SATURDAY BfONPAT LUCREZU LILY B08I PONS KOSTEIAN^TZ OBCHESTBA 8 P. Mt (C. 8. T.) —COLUMBIA NETWOBK ANDRE KOSTELANETZ 40 PIECE ORCHESTRA AND CUOUUM I N making Chesterfields we take Bright tobacco from Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. We take Burley tobacco from Kentucky and Tennessee, and tobacco from Southern Maryland. Then in addition to these homegrown tobaccos we take tobacco grown in Turkey and Greece. We balance these mild, ripe homegrown tobaccos with the right amounts and the right kinds of arorn^i<? Turkish. Then, instead of just mixing the tobaccos together, we blend and cross- blenct them so that all the different flavors go together jnto pne fujl flavor — the Chesterfield taste that go many smokers like, Cross-Mending tobapfos as It (f dwq in Chesterfields gives the cigarette a pleasing taste and aroma ^mild and yet They Satisfy,

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