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t.t L !«.!,--.. .„.-, THS3 PAMPA DAILY NfeWS, Pampa, HAUPTMANN . ;. ; (continued from twite l.) tof; f ,|>t>t It oh the upper shelf wilch reached the celling and put a nail and two strips In front of it aftd {wt anotner packet on top of the basket where the money tons laying in." Knew Flwh Was FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 25, 1935 "Mow, you knew did you that f-lsch was dead when you found this money?" "1 kndw It. yes." "Now, after drying It what did j-ou do with It then?" "Well, when I took It down. I took a few of them, I guess two or three I took out and put In circulation." Hauptmann's testimony drew a packed courtroom, and the air was made stifling. of A. Approximately *9,ooo. Q. What year did you enter the Wall Street market? A. 1 (tucss It was '29. Q. And you bought and Sold stock? up until ytfirt arrest? A. Yrs. Q. When did you meet Isador Fisch? ! A. The early part of 1932, April 11 guess. I Q. When did he suggest going into Wall Street? A. It was May. Hauptmann said he liked to go to the Steiner-Rouse brokerage office "to watch the board." athough he never traded there until after meeting Fisch. Q. Did Fisch ever give you money? A. Yes, he did. Fisch Gave tllm Money Q. When was the first transaction you remember in which Fisch gave you money? ' iWe ,^,., yOU r., CVCrJln , H ^ p f,?' pllJin| A - T K uess lt slarl ed in August, yrur life?" Edward J. Reilly, dc- j 1332. yes. fcnse chief attorney asked. "I was not," he said in his heavy gutteral way. He was deadly serious. "On the night of March 1, 1932. Q. Now did Fisch visit your home? A. Yes. Q. Whnt business was he in? A. Fur trading. Hauptmnnn said he went into the Q. Tell us what you did that night. A. I usually had my supper, then 1 took the dog Out-fot a walk— Q. Never mind what you usually did. did you take the dog out that night? A. I did. Q. Did you meet anybody? A. A man at 'a gasoline station was asking about the dog. Q. You remember meeting a man on the night of March 1, who talked about the dog? A. Yes. Q. At about what time of night? A. Between 8 and 8:30. Q. Did you bring the dog back to the restaurant? A. A quarter to nine, a quarter after n o'clock. I don't remember. Q. Did you drive your wife home? A, Yes. Q. What did you do? A. WP went home and I put the car In the garage. Q. So on March 1, 1932, I ask you agniu were you in Hopewell, N. J ? A. No. Reilly had him describe his movements en Marrli 2. how he went downtown and bought a newspaper. "Then for the first time T read th » C , grou . n ^ of C °!° n '';f ur business with him "half and about the Llndbeigh kidnaping." " I Indbergh's estate at Hopewell? N. I i, n if. J '?" ..., i "I eave him $600." he said. "I was not!" ' "On the night of March 1. 1932 did you enter the nursery of col. Lindbergh?" "I did not." o^' A 7 d r l , al i e u fl L om lhc Charles Llndebrgh, Jr.?" Lindbergh's eyes still were focus- rd s"nrchinjrly on the prisoner. Q. Did you ever receive any money \ P°!!ly produced one of the ran- from the fur business? A. Oh yes, small sums and large sums. Q. What was the largest sum you „„„ „ , The answers snapped. " „ ' business? Another SI,000 A. I guess over $1,000. Q. Was this business carried on you leave on the window seat j under n trade ntlme or partnership? of Colonel Lindbergh's nursery a A. It was entirely under the name note?" "Well, I wasn't there at all.' cf Isador . \ou never saw Baby Lindbergh out? " Q. DW he have anv inv oices made in your life, did you?" "Meyer saw it." Reilly called his attention to the original ransom note left in the nuisery and asked him: A. I think he did. Q. By a young woman neighborhood? in the A. Yes. .... .. ., i Q. Did you ever meet a Miss Hal- .You never saw It except in the pert ln connectlon with Fisch's fur courtroom?" "No." "Did you write it? "I did not." Telling of Fisch calling at his j M enckeP house in December, 1933, the night! business? A. Yes at Mr. and Mrs. Henckel's house. Q,. How did you come to meet A. At Hunter's Island. Fisch lived . . uiiji «•!,.- ,, wit h the Henckels. to return but to die of tuberculosis, j Q Do remember when Fisch he quoted Fisch BS saying as he handed over a shoe box: "I leave it, I leave it something, if you don't mind. Keep care of it and put it in a tight place." Hauptmann testified: "I didn't ask what is in it. He only said that is paper in It. I thought maybe they are bills." He said he put the box on the upper shelf in,the broom closet in the kitchen and did not disturb it until the middle of August, 1934. " 4hd what caused you to disturb it?" '.'T was looking for a broom, and when I took the broom I must hit the 'box with the broom handle, and I looked up, and that way I saw that" it is money. I damaged the box.." "And you saw money?" ••Yes." , "Well, now had there been any moisture or wet or anything in went to Europe. A. December 1933. Q. Who was at your house that night? A. Mrs. Fredericksen. Q. And he never returned? A. No. Q. When was the last time he called at your house? A. The night before he sailed. Q. Did Fisch have anything with him that night, a bundle, a package? A. No, sir. Left Skins Q. Before he sailed did he leave anything with you? A. Two suit caws. 400 skins. Two boxes. Q. The skins, what were they? A. Hudson seal. Q. Did you have those skins in your possession when you were arrested? A. I did. moisture or wet or anything in that closet?" "All soaking wet." Didn't Count Money Hauptmann explained there were pipes 'funning through the closet. Asked what he did with the box, he replied: "I put It in the boiler and took it'down to the garage." "What money did you see in that box?" • "Only gold certificates," "About how much?" ri didn't count it from the beginning." "Is that the money that you afterwards started to spend?" "That is the money." "Is that the money that was found in your garage?" "It is." "And was Fisch dead at that time?" "Yes." Photographs and a map of Wood- lown cemetery in the Bronx were shewn to him and Beilly asked: "How far away from your house would you say the main entrance of Woodlawn cemetery was?" "Well, I don't know where the main entrance are of Woodlawn cemetery." "You are not familiar with the cemetery at all, is that right?" "Np." Di- Condon had testified he met i beh session of the skins. Q. What kind of a littlp box was it. Pasteboard or wood? A. I found out it was a shoe box later. Hauptmann leaned forward as he told how he got the box from Fjsc "He h.-irl a little package. He asked mo to keep it in. a dry place. "I put if, in (he brpom, closet on an''upper shelf." Q. Ayhereabouts in the closet? A. On the uppnr shelf. Q. How long did that shoe box remain in the broom closet? A. Midcllo of Aueust, '31. Q. What caused <TM to disturb U? Sine JVffwry A. I hit Ihe b^x with a broom handle. I damaged it and saw it had money in it. Q. Was there any moisture there? A. It was all soaking wet. Q. Did you take the box down? Reilly stopped his questions to get a state exhibit. Beilly handed him the ransom note left in the nursery. He held it gingerlv as he studied it. Q. Did vou see that note before? Lindy Studies Face A. I saw it in the Bronx court room. Q. Did you write it? A. I did not. Q. Did you leave it in the Lind- Hauptmann the first time to nego- j Mate ransom at the main entrance ; A. I did not. Hauptmann smiled as he looked ...... , ,. ., of Woodlawn cemetery in the i at ljhp . note :and gave his replies. Bronx. "Were you at that gate or inside that gate March 12, 1932?" ''I.was not." In.the afternoon Beilly took his client over the brokerage accounts •which were used against him in Lindbergh studied the ex-convict's face. Q. Will you again tell the jury where you were March 1, 1932? You referred to it in a general way yesterday. "I took my wife to the bakery, between half past six and a quarter the testimony of a government ac- "«"•*"«, »"» P™<< six ana a quarter «i,ink«nt who said Haunfcmann's to seven in the car," Hauptmann co.untant who said Hauptmann's »nd 'Mrs. Hauptmann's assets together- Increased more than $44,000 after payment of the ransom. JEteUly asked: '•' !'Now, Bruno, on the question of cash , that was deposited by you at any time in Steiner Rouse & Co., was $1 of that cash, was there $1 of, that cash Wndy ransom money?" \ "There was no Lindy ransom mpney at all." Hauptmann's denial of the crime Itself was defiant, positive in tone an3, seriously enunciated. ,H4uptmann stepped quickly across the room and confidently look the witness stand. Where were you living at the time of your A. At 222nd at. Q. How lone had you lived at that apartment? -A. Two years. f , Tlmq you married your wife, She have a savings account? 4. 'In the Central Savings bank. ,kept on deposits. Jfauptmann said the winter he -waa married he and an associate, Piebig, bought a lunch, room for »9QQ "cash.' 1 "v Q. How long wei'e you in the lunch roian business wjth Diebig?' -, " > MjMto $WO eJlQitwF the Information ut his Interest in f *«# ; IiraTO. 1#Wr -' said. Q. How many miles was it from your home to the bakery? A. A good mile. Q. After Anna entered the bakery at 7 o'clock, what did you do? A. I went right home, put the car in the garage. I left my house later and went to the subway. A. I took the subway to 72nd Street to the Majestic apartments. My tools were in the carpenter shop. I told the superintendent I can't starve. "So I left the tools at the Ma- iestlc and I went back to the employment agency where I got the job. I tried to get the $10 back. I couldn't get it back. They said 'come around tomorrow. There may be something doing then'." He told how he visited another agency and Radio City seeking a job but had no success. Went To Bakery "I went home about 5 o'clock," Hauptmann c02itinued. "There was nobody there. I went to the bakery for Anna I would say around seven o'clock. My wife was alone there." Q. Did you do anything with the Fredericksen 's police dog? A. I usually took him out for a walk. Q. While waiting for Anna? A. Yes. Q. Did you take him out that Wilenta objected to the question as "leading" an4 RelJly rephrased H. : > ' ,''•-•••••'•. norn notes, addressed to Col. Lindbergh March 4. 1932. Q. Did you address this letter to Col. Lindbergh? A. No sir. Q. Did vou write that? A. I did not write anything like that. Q. When was the first time you saw that letter? A. I saw some letters, in the court- loom in the Bronx. I don't know which ones. Q. When did you first learn that Col. Lindbergh lived at Hopewell? A. I read it in the paper. Q. The morning after the kidnap- ing? Wilentz objected. Q. When did you read of the kid- naping? A. March second. Q. You didn't know Col. Lindbergh? A. No. Q. You didn't know he lived in Hopewell? A. No. Q. When did you first read he lived in Hopewell? A. On March 2, 1932, when I read It In the paper. Reilly brought forward more ransom notes. Q. I ask you if you mailed this envelope and these two letters to Col. Henry L. Breckinridge? A. I did not. Q. Is that your handwriting? A. It is not. Q. Did you know a Dr. Condon? A. I did not. . Q. Did you know a "Jafsie?" A. No. Q. I show you exhibits S22 and ask if that's your handwriting? A. It is not. Q. Did you ever know of a Col. Henry L. Breckinridge in March, 1932? A. I did not. Q. Did you mail this letter to Dr. John Condon March 9? A. No. Q. Did you havo any one mall that letter for you? A. I did not. Q. Is that your handwriting? A. It is not. Q, I ask you if you wrote that letter? A. I did not. Q. When for the first time did you see Dr. Condon who testified here? A. In a New York police station. Looks Bored Q. That was after your arrest? A. Yes. Hauptmann looked a little bored at times, tired. Beilly brought forward another ransom note. Hauptmann said the letter and the envelope were not written in his handwriting. One by one, Beilly brought the notes of the correspondence between the kidnaper and 'Jafsie' to Hauptmann, who denied he wrote any of them. Finally Beilly produced the wrapping paper in which the kidnaper mailed the baby's sleeping suit to Dr. Condon. Q. I ask you if any part of this paper—If the first or the second addresses on it were written by you? A. It's not written ,by me. Beilly produced the sleeping suit. Hauptmann gazed at it as if fascinated. Q. Did you ever take that off baby Lindbergh? A. I never saw that baby, alive or dead. e Q. Did you ever have that suit in your possession? A. I did not. Q. Did you ever mail it to Dr. Condon? A. I did not, Hauptmann Deadly. Pale Hauptmann's face was deadly serious and pale. His head turned to the side as he answered and he shifted uneasily in his chair. Q. You saw the thumbguard here in court? A. Well I saw it only at a distance. Q. I ask you, did you ever see that thumb guard? A. I never saw that. I don't know what it is for. Hauptmann's eyes were fixed on the little wire contrivance as Beilly held it up between thumb and finger. Another ransom note was thrust before Hauptmann. And another. And another. "Did you write that letter," Beilly asked gently each time. "No I did not," was the carefully enunciated reply to each question. After a brief recess Hauptmann returned to his chair at the rail with his guards. Beilly, reaching for the kidnap ladder, asked, "Now how many years, Bruno, havef you, been a carpenter?" "About ten years," Hauptmann relied. Q. Did you bui',d that ladder? A. I am a carpenter. He grinned, and the courtroom tittered 1 . "Quiet," shouted the ushers. Q. Did you build that ladder? A- No. Q. Have you noticed Us con- structlon? A. I have been noticing it, Reilly called Hauptmann from the stand to examine the ladder. Q. In your opinion does it look like a well-made ladder. A. It doesn't look like a ladder at All. I don't know how a man can step up. Q. Did you ever take that ladder from the Bronx to Hopewell in your car? A. I never transported a ladder. Q. Did you take this ladder? A. No. Hftuptmann almost growled that negative. Q. Did you at any time have that ladder on Col. Lindbergh's estate? A. No. Q. Did you put it against his wall or climb it or come down it? A. No. Q. Did you leave' it seventy feet away in the bushes? Hauptmann was then led into n recital of his life at the Bronx ivou.se. He named three persoas liv- ng in the small three-apartment frame building. Q. So there was a landlord and rWo tenants living In your house? A. That's right. Q. Now there has been exhibited lerc n board out of the attic of vour house. Did you take any board from the louse? A. No. MARKET NEW YORK, Jan. 25. </P>~ Specialties and power company issues did most o/ the performing in today's stock market and a number held substantial advances. The trading volume continued low, however, and many of the so-called leaders did clrtually nothing. The close was fairly steady. Transfers approximated 530.000 shares. I Am Can 12 114'!- 113'4 1H'4 Avia Corp Bdwin Loc .. B <fe O Barnsdall ... Ben Avia ... Beth StI ... ^.^ t Case J I ... attic of*" your Chrysler Colum G&E1 Coml Solv .. Am & For Pow 9 4-yi 4'/4 4V4 Am Bad .... 29 14% 14',4 H'.t Am S&B 6 35% 35 1 /, 35% Am T&T Anac 24 AT&SF 10 30 104'4 103" 2 104U 1074 49 47i 6 12V, 6% Q. Did you take any board and Con GHS carve or cut it? " Con oil • • A. I did not. ! Con Oil DM Q. There was nothing in your ! Cur Wrl • • attic when you moved in? A. No. it was empty. 1 3 17 12 12 18 '31-H 3 55% 38 38 70 7 ',* 31 22 20'S 115 19 . 20 6 7% 17% El P&L 7 G E Gen Mot COURT: KCQBD District court activities slowed down to non-jury matters today with the panel dismissed and the grand jury adjourned until January 29. Yesterday Conrad Graham was given a two-year suspended sentence fcr forgery. A $2 check was involved. He pleaded guilty and waived jury trial. Gray county road and bridge fund receipts in 1934 totaled $30,983.83, according to the annual report of the county auditor, B. C. Wilson. This total included: Taxes $12,837.85, fines $1,144.53, sale of impounded stock, $1.45, transfer $17,000. The balance on January 1. 1934 was $829.46 and that on December 31, 1934 was $3,146.66. Disbursements totaled $28,666.63, as follows: Insurance $625.35, road machinery $550, engineering $471, notice to bidders $6.66, treasurer's commission $187, salaries $6,749.76, engineering supplies $3.82, bridge work $13,429.19, dirt work $2,242.89, machinery extras $109.70, fuel and oil $293 09, lumber and culverts $860.75, 'right-of-way $1,895.70, labor $116.69, engine and gra/dermen $567, smithing $35.37.T drayagc $456.25, hardware $13.50, jury of view $51. Gen Pub Svc 7 Gillette 5 Goodrich .... 2 Goodyear — 5 Hup.Mot 9 Bit Cen 3 Int Farv 31 Hit T&T 27 ., Kelvin 10 Kennec 9 M K T 1 2% 118 24 57 31% Kiwanis History Told by Koiner The history and progress of Kiwanis clubs of the United States and Canada was told today by Bob Koiner. Kiwanis was organized 20 years ago this week, Tom Aldridgc also made an interesting talk on "What Kiwanis Means." "The underpriviiigcd children's work alone makes Kiwanis worth while," he stated. Bob Smellage sang two songs. He was accompanied at the piano by Miss Margaret Carr. All members were asked to attend the district convention in Lubbock on Feb. 4. The Kiwanis club will manage the President's ball at the Southern club. Bill Lang is dhairman of the committee In charge Tickets to the Kiwanis bridge mrty Friday night, Feb. 8 are now available. They can be obtained from any member of the club. The public is invited to attend. Lawton Nicholson and W. B. Weatherred became members of the club today. M. R. Gayle was among the visitors. M Ward Nat Dry Pr Nat Dist .. Nat P&L .. N Y Cen Nor Am ... Packard Penney J C Penn R R . Phil Pet 2 is-r, 10 H 23 3 14 Vj 41'{. DM 17 Vt 16*1 5',4 25 2G 7 S 18 16',i 24 27 10 7'; 35 18V, 35 12T, 32 4% 71'4 22 li 10% 48',4 5% 12 6", 15% 31H 55H 37V, e--?; 210s 2% 2'.i 23',4 1% 13% 10'i 22% 2% 41' 48% 6 12 6% 15M 31 V t 55 % 38 7H 22 20% 7% 17% 2% 31% 17k 13% 10 V, 23 27* H',4 41% 9% 47 LOST (Continued from page 1.) 16'.4 16M- 5 17 16 26-74 7 18U 12% 4% 71 22 "s 20 15% Pub Svc N J 52 2711 26' Pure Oil Badio 191 Bern Rand .... 8 Bcp Stl 12 17 3 6 Sears Shell . Simms Skelly 8 Soc Vac Sou Pr,c Sou By 3 S O Ind .... 12 24 31 7 5% 35 7-% 16% 7% 14 16 13% 5'i, 9", 1414 34 K 7V, 16 '.4 13 7 i 15 ^i 26 <H 16 26-Ti 18V, 4% 71 22 V t 15'A 27 Vi 14 \k 34% 7 ',4 but the collision occurred before this could be done." Captain Missing Among the missing was Captai J. E. Wood, a veteran of the sea. The liner Algonquin reached crowded pier here this morning bringing 37 passengers and 57 mem bers of the crew It had picked u from lifeboats of ihe Mohawk. The first persons to walk from the Algonquin were three women They were hysterical, and th crowds on the pier added to thel excitement. "It was terrible,'' said one wrapped in blankets, "but this i worse." When the Mohawk sailed from New York yesterday afternoon, an hour before the slower Talisman she carried 53 passengers and 111 crew. The 163 persons aboard the line: when the collision occurred weri accounted for today as: Known dead 2 Missing 45. Bescued 117. Of those rescued, 22 were aboard the Champlain, a coast guard boat and 94 aboard the Algonquin. The United States steamboat inspection service moved swiftly, a.« it did in (he Morro Castle disastei —in which 124 persons lost their ives—to get to the bottom of this atest disaster of the ill-starred Jersey coast. It announced an inquiry would begin perhaps as early as this afternoon. The coast guard reported shortly after 10 a. m. that it had a wireless from Master B. J. Hudgins of the freighter "Bylayl" saying lifeboats number 3, 5, and 7 of thp Mohawk had been sighted ten miles northeast of Barnegat Light—about 12 miles from the spot where the Mohawk sank—and found them empty. A possibility that Captain Wood of the Mohawk may have survived came In a remark by one of the Mohawk's seamen. The seaman said he saw the captain's boat pulling away from the NVrtmwk just a few minutes before the liner went completely under the water. He suggested the possibility that the captain and some of the nersons listed as missing might still be drifting in that boat. Search over the sea was continuing, but it was understood that all Wheat: May .. July .. Sept .. WHEAT TABLE High Low ... 97Vi 96' k ... 89 Ms 8V,i ... 87 7 ,i 86'i Close 89%->,£ 87 •>!-•(, KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY, Jan. 25. (/Pi— (U. S. D..A.)—Hogs 1,500; slow, few sales 5-10 higher! too 8.00: 140-350 Ibs, 7.00-8.CO; sows, 275-550 Ibs, 6.257.65. Cattle 1.000: calves, 300; steady: steers, 550-1500 Ibs, 7.75-12.25; common and medium, 550 Ibs up. 4.25- i choice, 550- cows, good, 900 Ibs. 5.25-6.25. NEW ORLEANS COTTON NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 25. W)— There was some liquidation by tired longs which caused March to ease off to 12.45 and May and July to 12.50, or 5 points down on all months compared with yesterday's close. A slight rally of a point or two near noon on shorts covering followed but new crop months were practically untraded during the morning, there being but one sale of Oct. at 12.43, or 5 points under the close of yesterday. CHICAGO GRAIN CHICAGO, Jan. 25. (ff>)— Advances in price distinguished the course of the wheat market late today. Commission house buying enlarged as the day drew to an end, with not a few previous sellers switching their market position to the purchase side. Wheat closed . firm at the day's tcp figures, May 97% -V4, corn unchanged to V4 higher, May 84%-85, oats }»-% up, and provisions unchanged to 7 cents off. but one life boat had been accounted for. An Associated Press photographer, flying over the scene of the collision shortly after dawn, said there was no sight of the liner. , Not many miles from where the • i *' 8 Mohawk lay at the bottom of the sea, the navy's aueen of the . c kies— the dirigible Akron—exploded and went down In storm tossed seas two years ago with the loss of 72 lives. Questions The federal inspectors, pushing for a fast inquiry into the disaster, will want to know: How did the much slower feight- or Talisman, leaving New York an .hour later than the Mohawk, happen to be in the same waters as the liner? What happened to the steering gear of the Mohawk as to render her helmsman helpless, as the' freighter — a craft of 4,765 gross tons as compared with the 5,897 tonnage of the Mohawk—loomed up suddenly? Was the SOS sent promptly? Were prompt measures taken to the passengers off? Because of the early hour of the collision—about 10 o'clock last night — few passengers had retired. This was in contrast to the Morro Castle disaster which struck in the- early morning while most of the pa:s- sengers slept. Both the Mohawk and the Talisman sent out SOS calls almost simultaneously. Within 20 minutes the United Fruit liner Limon and the coast guard craft Champlain were speeding to the scene from their nearby courses. The exact nature of the collision remains in doubt. The Talisman rammed the bow of the Mohawk, cutting a hole in her both above and below the water line. It was apparent from thp moment of the impact^-a terrific one, "Like two houses pushed together," one survivor said—.that the Mohawk was doomed. The order to take to the life ' boats was given shortly afterward. CONSUMERS MARKET SOUTH OF EMPIRE CAFE ON THE CORNER WEEK END SPECIALS Hams Fresh, home {tilled, half or whole, Choice beef ROAST Lb. Loin or T-faone STEAK Lb --------------- Ift 2C Pork, SAUSAGE per Ib. 15c ORANGES Large, sweet, juicy, doz,-. APPLES Winesap», doz. CARROTS EGG PLANT £.tv Tic Large bvinch Garden fresh, J.b. CELERY £f lOc ONION S Bananas 007. p Mjc Hamburger LB C HENS Medium weight, fat, 1 3ii ROAST I l(r** Tender, ppt Ib. The master of the liner wirelessed that he was heading for the beach to run his ship aground. The Mohawk was taking on water too rap- Idly, however. She wa« careening at a 45 degree angle before the lasi Percys were able to leave. John Puckhabcr, who believes hi was the last to leave the Mohawk said: "By the time 1 (eft, the nose wiu down and the propeller was sticking 30 feet in the air. The shl) quickly dived, and was gone within half an hour of the crash." Survivors returned to New York on the Algonquin recounted thrilling stories of the tragedy. Miss Evelyn Levine of Brooklyr said she was standing on the deck at the time of the crash. The night was clear, the sky starry. "Suddenly there was a great knock—just as if two houses were pushed together,'' she said. "There didn't seem to be any panic, but one man dashed up and yelled: "There's water in my roam!" Shortly after, said Miss Levine, the crew began to herd the passenger? on deck and issue lifebelts. "I didn't have a lifebelt for the first few minutes, but one of the officers took off his belt and gave it to me," she related. There were about 30 survivors in the lifeboat which took her off, she said. (Continued from oage 1.) and prenar? engineering data for jresentation to the public works idmlnlstratlon. An amendment to reduce the appropriation for the board from $12,000 to $6,000 was defeated 77 to 42. Amendments to cut the amount to $5.000, $8,000 and $9,000 met a worse fate as the steamroller gathered headway. The bill was hailed by floor eaders as 'the most important that las come before the legislature." t will afford Texas mora than an qual chance to obtain its share of he huge federal works approprla- ion while failure to establish the joard would result in Texas "get- ing the crumbs left by other stats'' sponsors said. The board would be composed f seven members, six to be appointed by the governor with the ecretary of state serving as an ex- fficio member. It would be quipped with competent person- iel to make project investigations nd draft recommendations. W. Crawford, son of Mi-, and irs. Pat Crawford, is recovering rom a severe attack of flu. and is We to receive visitors at his'home .t Merten. Sickles Case Is Expected to Go To Jinr Tonight PANHANDLE, Jan. 25 CAP)— Arguments were scheduled to start * this nllei-noon In the W. L. (Bill) Sickles murder trial. Sickles is charged with the fatal beating of W. E. Wright, n city employe, last v November 24. Th? rnso was expected to go to the jury tonight. Testimony closed last night. District Judge E. J. Pickens spent this morning working on his charge to the jury, after several exceptions had been made by defenss counsel. Tlte defense based Its case on a self defense theory, which was supported by the testimony of Ida, Belle Sickles, a daughter of the defendant. FOOTE TO DENVER Gaston Foote, minister of the First Methodist church, this week resumed his course of study at a theology school In Denver, Colo. Ke will be gone three days a week while he continues the course. He attended the school last summer, returning to Pampa for Sunday services. He will return this weekend in time for services Sunday. PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. J. 8. Wynne re- rned Wednesday night from Emporia', Kan., ' where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Wynne's sister the first of the week. C. K. Bromley of Dumas spent yesterday visiting friends here. C. O. Green of McLean was a Painpa visitor yesterday. W. S. Exley of Wichita Falls is visiting In Pampa for a few days. Louis Morris of Canadian was a business visitor here this morning. M. L, H, Baze of Hopkins was a 'ampa visitor this morning. TIM McCOY in 'ONE WAY TRAIL" STATE . . COMING T n Jtil 'COUNTY CHAIRMAN' Also—BUCK JONES in "THE RED RIDER" REX — Today •' "— '•^^•"H II I M«IV*M*WWi^M*nM P A U IUNI the fighting fury of the tereon meets hit match at last in BETTE DAVIS -a hellcat with murder on her conscience-and a man on her mind-In BORDER TOWN Special—- DIZZY & DAFFY The Dean Bros, in a swell One Heeler LA NORA

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