Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on January 27, 1939 · Page 12
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Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas · Page 12

Corsicana, Texas
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Friday, January 27, 1939
Page 12
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JJ f iV>*' l' TOB LtGHT, FRIDAY, SrANXJARt-ST, DEATH SENTENCES • OF TWO AFFIRMED DY APPEALS COURT NEW TRIALS GRANTED 3 OTHERS WHO HAD BEEN CONDEMNED TO DIE AUSTIN, Jan. 25.—W—The states' highest criminal court today agreed with trial courts that James C. Miles, Dallas negro, must dio for conviction of raping a white woman, and Jesus Herrera, Wilson county, must face a similar penalty on charges of strangling an 11-year old Lavcrnia school girl. At the same time the court of criminal appeals granted new trlajs for three other men who "were assessed the death penalty. They were: Edward S. Wlnn, Dallas transport pilot, convicted in the fatal shooting Nov. 20, 1937, of Wlllard Lloyd Presley. J. C. Lomax of Montgomery county, convicted of rape, John Peyson of Jackson county, sentenced to death In the slaying of Tim Williams, Palaclos filling station operator, Sept. 25, 1937. Errors in trial courts caused the three reversals. The appellate court said In the Wlnn case the judge should not have admitted the testimony of a police desk sergeant bearing on Wlnn's sanity. The policeman was not qualified to form an opinion on the subject, the opinion said. A second error was refusal of the trial court to allow hypothetical questioning of an expert alienist. The sole question of the trial was whether Wlnn, who was raised In Indiana, was sane at the time the offense was committed. Cause of Reversal. In the Lomax case the lower court's failure to submit to the Jury the issue of whether the defendant's confession was made voluntarily caused reversal. Peysen won a new trial because For Impeachment Dyer's Prices are Guaranteed Buy at Dyer's with con fidence. You are protected, for should any item sold at Dyer's be offered at less elsewhere on the same day, the difference in price will be refunded. Rep. J. Parncll Thomas (above) R-NJ) Introduced a resolution In congress for an Investigation of the official conduct of Frances Perkins, secretary of labor, with a view to impeachment. Hope Hampton Refuses To Talk Unless Immune NEW YORK, Jan. 28.—(/P}—Refusal of blonde Hope Hampton, actress, to waive Immunity in a grand Jury appearance left authorities stalemated today In their investigation of the mysterious shooting of her multi-millionaire husband, Jules E. Brulatour. Miss Hampton wouldn't talk at all—without a promise of immunity—and her husband told stories so varying in details, police said, that their Inquiry appeared to be film getting nowhere. The 68-year-old pioneer magnate, who Insisted he had shot himself accidentally while cleaning a gun Sunday night in his Park Avenue home, was arrested in his hospital bed yesterday on charges of Illegal possession of a pistol. the Jackson county trial court admitted prejudicial testimony to the record. A fourth reversal was ordered In the cose of Valentine Guerrera of Gollad county, sentenced to 99 years In the penitentiary on conviction of fatally choking Juanna Gerrera. The appellate tribunal said the lower court charged the jury on a Sunday for which there was no legal provision. The court denied a new trial for Harvey T. Nealy of Dallas whose death sentence was previously affirmed. Nealy was convicted in the ax slaying of Joe Nealy, 67, Dec. 13, 1937. AUSTIN, Jon. 25.—(ffV-Proceed- ings in the court of criminal appeals included: Affirmed—L. C. Roberta, Harrison. Reversed and Remanded—L. C. Roberts, Harrison. Appeal Reinstated, Reversed and Remanded — Garland Anderson, tfavarro. Submitted on Brief and Oral Argument—Richard W. Duhon from Nueches. Submitted on Brief for Both Parties—George Jackson from Harrison. Submitted on Brief for State— Nesby Johnson from Nueches. Sick and Convalescent. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lasater are the parents of a girl born Wednesday at the P. and S. hospital Mrs A. E. Foster returuned to her home from the P. and S hospital Thursday FUNERAL SERVICES [HAS. A. DAVIS HELD WEDNESDAYS 4 P.M. RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD DIED TUESDAY NIGHT Chas. A. Davis, aged 67 years, native of Georgia, retired brigadier general of the Texas Natlnim Guard, died at the family home, 1503 West Fourth avenue, Tuesday night at 10 o'clock, after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel with Interment In Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. P. E. Rlley, pastor of the First Methodist church, with military honors at the grave. General Davis retired In 1935 after 45 years service In various military units. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and the World War. He was an officer In the famous Garltty Rifles, military organization here many years ago, and was a member of the James GarittyCamp, S. W. V. He formerly was commandant at Texas Tech, Lubbock, and Immediately following the World War, was Instrumental in the reorganizing of the 132nd Field Artillery, Battery D, local unit, in the Texas National Guard. General Davis commanded Battery D, 132nd Field Artillery, Thirty-Sixth Division, U. S.- A., during the World War. Surviving are his wife, three aughters, Mrs. Ralph Wylie, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. Charles Ran- in, Dallas, and Mrs. Fred Forres- er, Mcxla, and several grandchildren. Pallbearers wera Capt. F. A. Pierce, Capt. Chas. Davis, Capt. C. Molloy, Major John J. Garner, Col. Kenneth Bullard, Capt. Randolph Robinson, Lt. Paul Dresser and Major Wm. B. Ran som. General Davis' military service record Included; Enlistment in Georgia National Guard in 1800; first lieutenant In Texas National Guard, April 28, 1898; captain from 1900 to 1903; major of infantry in December, 1913; captain'of cavalry, 1917; captain field artillery, 1922; major of field artillery, 1923; lieutenant- colonel In 1923, and colonel from 1925 untt hla retirement in 1935 as brigadier general. The flag at the U. S. postoffllce building flew at half-mast Wednesday in respect to General Davis as an outstanding military figure and citizen. This is the first time that the flag at the postoffice has been lowered. under new regulations, permitting this honor to outstanding local citizens, Postmaster A. A, Allison said. Shirley Ann Taylor Of Kerens Reported Be 111 In Austin KERENS, Jan. 24.—(SpU—Miss Shirley Ann Taylor, daughter of Representative and Mrs. James E. Taylor, remains 111 in an Aus tin hotel, having had the misfortune to contract a severe case of bronchitis a week ago. Going to Austin with her par ents for the inauguration of Gov ernor O'Danlel, she was affllctet to such an extent that hospltaliza tlon became necessary for severa days. Reports from Representative Taylor, who was in Kerens a shor while Sunday, are to the effec that Mrs. Taylor and Shirley Ann hope to be at home in a few more days, In order that the latter ma; resume grade. her studies in the firs Personal J. N. George of Blooming Grove, county commissioner, wa a Corslcana visitor Thursday aft ernoon. G. E. Moore of Frost was her Thursday afternoon. Special Buy! Men's PAJAMAS of fine quality broadcloth 1 Special Splendid buy* in soft, smooth finish broadcloth that offers far more service than the usual 1.00 Pajamas. Handsome notched collar, coat styles in patterns attractive for spring. Men's Store Eat, Drink And Be Merry—For Only 35 Cents . , _ 1 AUSTIN, Jan. 26.—<£•>—Eat, drlnlc and be merry—for 85 cents! Two eating establishment* have acted on the suggestion of Gov, W. Lee O'Danlel, in his campaign to shave state expenses, that state employes be limited to 35 cents for a meal. A cafe In Mar I In has on Ita menue "Special State Employe's Dinner" 35 Cents. Here It Is: Hillbilly biscuits and corn sticks Included, chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh turnip greens, cream peas, coffee, milk, tea, buttermilk and nprlcnt whip. And a Dallas hotel offers «'O'- Danlel's 35 Cent Special," breaded veal cutlet, tomato sauce, blackeyed peas, mashed potatoes hillbilly biscuits, coffee, tea or milk. O'Danlel also recommended a limit of $1 a day on expenses of state employes for hotel rooms, SAVINGS IN WATER TRANSPORTATION IS CITEDJY TEXANS SAVINGS TO TEXAS SHIPPERS ANNUALLY PLACED AT LARGE SUMS WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.— (/P)— Waterways of Texas were cited jefore the house rivers and har- jors committee as exemplifying the economy to be found in that method of transportation, Roy Miller, vice president of the Louisiana-Texas intracoastal waterway association, told ~ the committee savings to Texas shippers in the use of waterways in :he state over use of rail facilities amounted annually to as much as the total investment of the federal government in Improvements on those rivers and Harbors. He said 97,000,000 tons of commerce had been borne along Texas navigation facilities during 1037, at an estimated savings of $1 per ton over what rail freight rates would have been. He quoted' records showing army engineers had expended in the past about $100,000,000 on those same facilities. At this point In Miller's testimony to the committee, a, congressman from an eastern state Interrupted to say he had seen newly-compiled figures showing commerce on Texas waterways in 193S had Increased to approximately 130,000,000 tons. (Oil accounts for .a great share of the Texas water-borne commerce.) Miller quoted figures concern- Ing shipment of cotton from Corpus Christ! to substantiate his contention of the economy to be had in water transportation. He declared that from 1936, when harbor facilities were established at Corpus Chrlstl, until 1937, a, total of 4,800,000 bales of cotton was loaded on water carriers In the city for transport to distant points. Formerly all cotton from that area had .to be moved by rail to Galveston for loading on a water carrier, he said, and recalled that after all comparable loading, handling and storage and the like were assessed there was a net saving of $3 per bale. NUMBER CORSICANA ODD FELLOWS ATTEND SESSION IN DALLAS A number of Corslcana Odd Fellows Wednesday night attending the special meeting of the Texas Grand Lodge and visited Dallas Lodge No. 44, IOOF, when fifty candidates received the grand lodge degree. Seventy-five IOOF lodge* were represented at the meeting. L. L. Llndsey of Forney was presented with a 50-year jewel by Grand Master, J. D. Warren ol Tyler Mr. Llndsey formerly was a member of the IOOF Home board of trustees. A uniformed degree team, representing a number of lodges, conferred a degree under the direction of Capt. Dewey Mulrhead of Dallas. The Corslcana contingent was W. S. Blngham, Harry Clowe L. J. Foster, Frank I. Batts, W. A. Chaffee, S. N. Georgas, W. A McPherson and D. E. Stander Chaffee and McPherson were members of the picked degree team. Bingham, Clowe and Foster were given the Grand Lodge degrees at the special session ol the grand lodge._ Playmate James Boys Is Dead San Angelo SAN ANGELO, Jan. Mrs, Bettye Campbell, 87, who came here from Missouri In 1882, dle< early today. Funeral services wll be held Friday afternoon with bur lal In San Angelo. Mrs. Campbel, as a girl near in dependence, Mo., knew Jesse Jame, and the younger boys and dancei with them at neighborhood enter talnments. Her Husband, who diet i In 1899, was one of the first to graze sheep along the Conchos and Spring creek, Survivors include four sons: Bo' Campbell of Sweetwater, Georg Campbell of San Benlto, Henr; Campbell and Brooking Compbel both of Mertzon._ QUAKE (Continued From Page One) was choked with a terrific mas of debris x. x x which, mean many who managed to escape co -lapsing houses were trapped un der falling cornices and larg blocks of atone," he aald. "I thin 6,000 dead in Chilian Is a conser vatlve estimate," . • • A Pan-American-Grace plan left Santiago for Chilian to tak President Pedro Agulrre Cerd on a tour of the stricken regie and bring him baok to the cap: tal. Some officials gave credence t estimates that the dead In Chit Ian might total 10,000, ' 51 100 Carqid and Bile Salts 98c 100 Anaciiw .$1-09 $1.00 Nervine , 83c M-DON AIDS CORSICANA TEXAS 35* VICK5 60c Scotts Emulsion .....49c Full quart Cod Liver Oil. .98c 50c Squibbs Castor Oil ____ 39c Buckleys Cough Mixture ....... ..45c $1.50IrradolA.$1.35 65c Mistol Nose Drops ... 59c FEVER THERMOMETER 98° 254 EX-LAX TISSUES CHOCOLATE LAXATIVE CHEOMULSION/A BROMO-SELTZER S 1 MENTHOLATUM .& MUSTEROLE /£! VITAMIN MEEDS 25c Carton Flits 19c Z5c Feenamlnt 19c 26c Black Draught 19c HILK of, ' MAGNESIA PINT 100 Abbotts ABD Capsules ..,..$2.45 50 cc. Parke-Davis Halibut Oil $1.69 250 Meads Brewers Yeast Tablets ,. .89c 100 Cod Liver Oil Capsules ........ ; ...-»..98c —. - _- - — D -»• - -^ 'COD. LIVER OIL ; VITAMIN ITESTED /=>//vr HEALTH BUILDERS $,.,..^.$1.67 Bottle of 250 Yeast and Iron Tablets . : .;., v . .$1.67 $1.35 Ly'dia E. Pinkhams ........$1.09 $1.35 Pierce's GMD.$1.19 Electric Heating MOUTH WA$H vrl ALKALIZERS •OoAlka- Seltzer $1.20 Sal Hepntlca ...... • TOoAIkwroia, . For.... 76o Aeldlne, .For .......... . Q0_ 57OV ALARM; CLOCKS ANTISEPTICS RUBBER GLOVES 75o Fepsodont Antiseptic.... 3B 76b Orlls Antlseptlo ,f Q _ 4»C 89c Peroxide, * QK_ Pun pint. ....... . w .,., OOC |*i'i- PETROLA6AR I KLEENEX KONDONS JELLY T/ssues I 30{i VALUE tJ^F T | sSeeri I5tt CUTICURA 1 > i

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