Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 1, 1935 · Page 7
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 7

Pampa, Texas
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Friday, February 1, 1935
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PWDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1935 THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pampa, Textt PAGE HAUPTMANN DIDN'T WRITE NOTES, SAYS HANDWRITING EXPERT TRIES TO SHOW MEMORY OF KISS IS FAULTY FLEMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 1. HP) John Wf. Trcndley, East St. Louis, III., handwriting expert, testifying for- the defense today said that -Bruno Richard Hauptmann did not write the Lindbergh kidnap ransom notes. Before his direct examination Wilentz rose to his feet and addressed Jutlce Trenchard. Wilentz referred to the statement yesterday of Louis Kiss, New York silk paintev, that he took his child to a hospital a week before the kid- naping. The witness testified he saw Hauptmann in the Frederlcksen bakery on the kidnap night and fixed the time as one week after the riospitalization of the child. The state counsel asked that the hospital records be admitted to show the child was received at 1:20 a. m. on February 22, 1932. A week after that date, the state pointed out, would be February 29 and not March 1.. Reilly said the defense joined with the state in asking the hospital records be incorporated in the court record. "We welcome it." Reilly resumed questioning of Trdndley. The witness told of examining the Hauptmann writings. the ransom notes and the charts of the state experts. Q. As a result of your study, arc you in a position to render an opinion as to whether Hauptmann wrote the ransom notes? A. In my opoinion, he did not. Reilly directed the expert to direct his attention to the handwriting charts prepared by Albert S. Osborn, the first handwriting authority who appeared for the state. Trendley, in response to a question, .said the examination of the charts of all the state experts showed they did not use the same characters and -words as Osborn's as a basis for comparison. He added some experts used some of the same letters and words but not all.of them. Reilly asked Trendley to pick out from the charts of Albert S. Osborn, a state expert, the "d" in "dear sir" of the first ransom note. Trendley said neither the letter nor the entire word "dear" was among the Osborn exhibits. •Trendley examined the Osborn charts further and asserted the word "sli" of "dear sir" and the exclamation point following were not depicted. Reilly took the nursery note and letter by letter had Trendley tell the jury Osborn had not included the characters pointed out in l|is photographic chart already in evidence. Trendley pointed out the lack of similarities in certain words of Hauptmann's writing and the ransom notes. Q. Did you examine the handwriting of other persons, particularly Isador Fisch? A. Yes. Reilly's question was the first implication of the day that the defense would seek to prove Fisch. Hauptmann's dead business partner, was the writer of the ransom- notes. Tfie-slow recital and examination of the charts continued. Some of the jurors watered. Others gazed about" the room. A bag of cough drops was passed' among them. The restless movement and coughing in the crowd increased. As Reilly finished examining Trendley on each line of the nursery note and bringing out the words and characters were not shown on the Osborn charts, he asked each time: "As I correct, tlien, Mr. Trend- ley that these lines do not appeal- on Mr. Osborn's charts and that you havo> taken these lines into consideration in forming your opinion.""I have," was always the answer. Reilly suddenly interrupted hi-' interrogation on the ransom note to inquire what "the pattern of a hand" meant in handwriting, "The method of the formation of tl)«i letters," replied Trendley. Q. In photographs is it possible to retrace the patten) of a handwriting by the use of the retouching pencil on the negative? A. No. Q. Can lines be made longer or shorter by retouching a negative? A. Oh yes. Reilly by his series of questions on the photography of handwriting appeared to be laying the groundwork for an attack on trie tmeness of the. state's photos of the Hauptmann writing which has been used for comparison with the ransom notes. Reilly indicated a "we" in Hauptmann's writing. Q. You do not find a "we" like that on the ransom notes? A. No. The defense counsel, with arm extended,.. held a chart showing •"e!s" before the jury while a ransom note was passed among them. He soughf to demonstrate Trend- ley's assertion there was a dissimilarity between ransom note "e's" and those of Hauptmann. The session had elapsed Into a listless affair. Reilly referring to the "were" Intended to be "where" in the nursery note, said it was "a peculiar Vprd. an important word, it sticks ovit." \ Trendley examined the charts a,nd reported neither the word nfor any combination of its letters was sfiown. ®. Did you hear Mr. Osborn safy to .examined the ransom, notqs, iciUarly the nursery note? Trendley said there was a difference between Hauptmann's "the's" and those in the nursery note. Osborn, he added, had failed to photograph the nursery note "the's." Reilly asked Trendley If he considered the "y's" of the nursery note a very distinctive characteristic, and the expert said they were The defense chief then produced a Christmas card bearing some Hand-writing not identified and inquired i'l there was any similarity. Lanigan objected to the production of the card, and Reilly agreed to argue the point during the recess which followed almost immediately. Reilly Absolves Fisch During the recess Reilly denied the defense planned by Its handwriting experts to accuse Isador Fitch, Hauptmann's dead business partner, of penning the ransom notes. "We never contended Fisch wrote the notes or that he prepetrated crime," he said. "I believe that he got the ransom money. We don't know who wrote the ransom notes." The defense position of the handwriting, although not phased in so many words, seemed to be to cast doubt on the theory that anyone already mentioned in the case could have written them. It was also indicated that the defense through implication, might try to convince the jury that Fisch had obtained the ransom money in any one of several ways. Reilly resumed the questioning of Trendley with the remark "I now begin the second paragraph of the nursery note." Trendley said he could not find the first word "we" on the charts. The second note "warn," was not found on the charts either, the witness testified. Reilly reached "line seven" of the nursery note. Q. And not a single symbol on the Osborn charts? A. No. Q. From your examination of the nursery note would say it was written freehand or disguised? A. It was written disguised. Q. Part written and part printed? A. Yes. it is my opinion the left hand may have been used some time. Reilly asked Joseph A. Lanigan to identify a booklet containing photos of the ransom notes. The prosecution aid refused. It was not in evidence, Lanigan pointed out. The defense was privileged to introduce its own exhibits. "Tills is unheard of, your honor," Reilly said. "This is a book of pictures of the ransom notes, supplied to the defense by the state." Whose ransom notes?" interposed 1 Lanigan. 'You know we have no ransom notes," Reilly retorted. The defense attorney said he would proceed without the booklet but Justice Trenchard asked Lanigan to identify the book. Lanigan did and Reilly agreed to. hold the book himself and present the original of the nursery notes to the jury. The state indicated the booklets used by the jury before would be available after the noon recess. "Does that appear to have been written in disguise," Reilly asked Trendley, indicating a word in the first ransom note. No, but it was written with some difficulty," Trendley answered. Reilly. pointing to an "is" in the ransom note and to one in Hauptmann's, asked if they were .in the same hand. "They are not," Trendley said, giving a detailed explanation of alleged 1 differences. Reilly then stopped his questions, suggesting a noon recess. Trendley came down from the stand after the jury had put on their wraps and filed out. Court took its luncheon recess at 12:31. The afternoon court session started at 1:46. Reilly returned to the nursery ransom note and called Trendley's attention to the line which read "The child is in gut care." The expert said the word "gut" was unique and distinctive and would attract the attention of any expert in handwriting. He added that he studied the word "gut" carefully and it figured in his conclusion as an expert. The word "gut" occurred in the 9th line of the note and Trendley said only the word "is" in all those lines appeared in the Osborn charts. Reilly asked if certain words in the line indicated any intention to disguise. "Well—now—yes, it would show an intention to disguise," Trendley answered. The witness said that the word at the end of the nursery note, indi eating the identifying symbol coulrt be read either "instructions" or "Indication." Either word could be .-een, he said, in the nearly illegible scrawl. The slant of Hauptmann's writing, the expert added, was common to American and English script, originating with the Latin. Trendley said there was a "continual variance all throughout" first ransom note. He reiterated he' was convinced that letter by Jefcer there was no similarity Between Hauptmann and' ransom writings. His declarations brought no stir, for ths court seenied to have relapsed into a, dull lethargy. Reilly released Trendley for cross-examination. Lanigan took the witness. As he got ready to' ask his first question, Reilly offered the envelopes bearing hyphenated addresses in evidence. Lanigan objected quietly, saying the state desired to know who had custody of the envelope in question. Reilly replied, "If you are going to stand on technicalities, I don't want them," he snapped. He got no answer. Reilly striding across the room said, "iff you want me to bring here every man and woman who received tljhse letters, I'll do it." Lanigan lifted' his brows and inquired, "Js that a threat?" Reilly suid something which could not' be Distinguished and shortly after Jeft the courtroom for several minutes. " Lanigan, starting his cross exam }n,a,Mon, aSljSed, (f tfie witness had of' " his sei'vtoei to-toe <iefeas& the >' prior to seeing the original ransom notes, i Trendley said he had proffered hjis services on September 24, 1934, after seeing certain letters reproduced in a Springfield, 111., newspaper. The characters he saw then aroused his interest, he said, and he offered himself. Riwanians Will Attend Lubbock Meeting Monday Many Pampa Kiwanians will go to Lubbock to a district session Monday, it was determined at today's luncheon. There will be no Friday luncheon next week, but instead the Kiwan- ians will be guests of the Rotarians Wednesday and a program directed by Alex Schneider will be given. George Wilscn, Indian baritone, sang three numbers today, accompanied by Miss Eloise Lane. Olin E. Hinkle nlad? a talk explaining the sales lax proposal of the West Texas chamber of commerce. L. C. McCarley was program chairman. Fred Cullum told of attending the No. 1 Kiwanis club at Detroit recently and of seeing the No. 1 member. Visitors included J. C. Johnson, Lewis Goodrich, and Paul Hurst. (Continued from page 1.) ransom note, made known as the nursery note, was written in disguised hand, and said it was his opinion the left hand may have been used sometimes. Uses Osborn's Chart Reilly used Osborn's chart on the nursery note and had Trcndley point out words and letters which he said the state expert had omitted. "Now Mi'. Trcndley," Reilly asked, "is it possible to change the pattern of any handwriting by the use of the retouching pencil or the etching knife on the negative?" '"No, it isn't," Trendley said. "Is it possible that the lines can be shortened or made 1 longer by the use of the camera?" "Well, yes, they can distort it." "It is possible to distort the handwriting in photography, is it?" "Ch, yes; you can do a lot of that stuff htwi photography." "Can a different slant be obtained 1 in the way the negative is printed?" "Oh, yes." "Or a different effect be produced by the shading of the negative while printing?" "I .think you could, yes." Trendley said he had examined the handwriting of the dead Isador Fisch, from whom. Hauptmann claimed he received the ransom money that was found in his garage. The Letter 'Y' Giving an instance of why he believed Hauptmann did not write the notes, Trendley referred to the formation of the letter "y". "And that 'y' ends in a straight downward stroke, correct?" Reilly asked of a "y" in the first ransom note." "Yes, it does," Trendley said. "And then we find another one dlong side of it with a downward stroke and a hook on the Tight?" "Yes." "And then we find in the Hauptmann request writing : a 'y' on the same chart, down stroke, hooked to the left?" "We do." "So -then is it not a, fact that beginning 'dear sir', line one 'have $50,000 ready, $25,000 in,' the end of line two, '$20 bills, $15,000 in $10 bills and,' line three, '$10,000 in $5 bills after 2 to 4 days,' then to line four, 'we will inform you where to deliver," end of line 5, •"ou cannot find on Mr. Osborn's chart any symbol, letter or word taken from those five lines?" "I cannot," said Trendley. Then TVendley testified that Osborn's chart showed only three words from the nursery note. All three words were "the", he said, and he added that "the's" in the ransom note we. different than the "the's"y/m Hauptmann's speimen writings " "SS-*•• / r ~ Mrs. DC Lea Vicarsris recovering from a serious illn^g. ins Pampa hospital. / \ _; / _j'_>* J ^ / _^ 141 LARGEST LAKE IN WORLD NOW TAKING SHAPE Three-Million Pound Gate Lowered at Boulder Dam BOULDER DAM. Nov., Feb. 1. (/P) A three million pound gate sank gradually into the water of the Colorado river today to form a new lake, the largest ever made bynvni. It seemed a small stream that shoved its chocolate waters against the base of the largest dam in the world. Yet three months from today, says John C. Pngc, one of the reclamation service engineers here, the like will bo 300 feet up against the 727 foot dam and extend back seme 60 miles. The time of the actual. stopping of the river, for the first time in its three-million-year history, was actually 7 a. m. (Pacific Standard time). The process, however, started last night when a 50 by 50 foot steel gate, most massive ever constructed, started its movement down Inch by inch. It will take Hirer years for the Colorado river to fill the reservoir this dam creates, extending 115 miles tip the canyons of Uio Colo- lado and 35 miles-up the Virgin river in Nevada, a lake that will be 11 times as large as man ever created hitherto. To the people of the Imperial valley of Southern California, it means that the danger of flood is past forever. The $385,000,000 project not only provides flood control, but will generate electrical power for the Pacific southwest three times greater than the amount any ether project in the country contemplates. Pair Captured At Clovis Are Taken to Texas DeBerry Claims Senate Ordered Probe for Spite AUSTIN, Feb. 1. Iff)— Sharp debate broke in the senate today over adoption of a substituted house resolution to provide for a sweeping investigation of official conduct of legislators and state officers. Senator Tom DeBerry of Bogata charged the proposed investigation was an effort to defeat the purposs cf the original house resolution, which called on legislators to divulge their employment and sources of retainers. He said it was unfair in that it did not encompass all matters, noting it specified receiverships but not referees in bankruptcy, and campaign expenses of successful candidates but not of those defeated. The senate, as a committee of the whole, yesterday voted 29 to 0 for the investigation, after adoption, 21 to 7 of Senator Frank Rawlings' substitute plan providing for an extensive inquiry in lieu of the house plan for only sworn statements of legislators as to their sources of income, CLOVIS, N. M., Feb. 1. (/P)—Four Texas officers left here today with Mona Bell, alias Raymond McWig- gins, and Albert Wallace, captured Wednesday after a long chase into tl<3 sandhills southwest of here. Bell, identified yesterday as an escaped confict from Oklahoma', is alleged to have participated in. a $7,000 robbery of a Buffalo, Tex., bank January 16. Texas officers said his picture had been identified by bank employes. Wallace, who gives his home as Alba, Tex., officers said, apparently was not connected with the Buffalo robbery. Both men waived extradition and will be taken to Center ville, Texas. PERSONALS C. E. Smith of Amarillo was a 'ampa visitor yesterday. Jack Richardson of Borger transacted business here today. Dave Flnklestein was an Am- irillo visitor yesterday. Joe Burrow made a business trip o Amarillo yesterday afternoon. M|rs. C. L. Bayless of Canadian was a Pampa shopper yesterday. M. W. Groves of Briscoe was a Pampa visitor today. W. R. Kaufman made a business ,rip to Quail today. Ray Carter of LeFors was a Pam- ja visitor this morning. Tom Morris of the postoffice staff s confined to his home by Illness. m ' WHEELER COUNTY RECORDS Oil filings for Thursday, Jan. 31: Ml).—Ethel K. Hurlbutt to J. Roy Chick Talcott and his orchestra will play for two dances this weekend, one tonight and one Saturday night. Bit? plans have been, made for both/dances and an. entertaining evening is planned' for those who attend". TWe Talcott .organization Is prov- ing'more,popylar., with each appear- ajlcc and the music is drawing largo' cRowcls forYth'e/regular dances held at the'-plaiMofN, ,..•" T^tfcott's W&anization has" return- ed/tc/the Pla-Mor after* some time spent in other parja'of the country where they played in several large dance palaie's. Ttw ordnestra, favorite ..,<rf Pampa' people, was brought bacjrto Pa$ipX&y ih&JMff- ular 'recupe's't /ff thtfse who ' heard .it here in a^Kevious engagement, ment. S J Tlia dances/are irp-Hne with the plans of the/ Pla-Mor mffttHgoaiejit to bring/.(regularly bo dancers or Pampa ffrid this territory the most in entertainment. You will' enjoy the evening so you are urged to make plans now to attend. The regular admission of 25 cents and 5 cents per dance will be charged. . (Adv.) I Saw . . The White Parade" Last Night at a Special Screening; "After seeing: "The White Parade" I can gay th^t it j» truly a rcalyitjc »"4 The White Bess "§ince m* hospitals ji pictures life of d but have good as ture." Also— BUCK JONES in "Red Rider" % I.ORETTA YOUNG POLES The management of the I,a Nora offers this picture to the public with a MONEY BACK, guarantee. Today and Tomorrow C. F. Benifiel. ,,y STATBE—' :- ,/Adventure,. in the f Goldin West^ Prosser, 1-320 int. N W U section 48, block 24. MD.—Bess Learn Prosser to J. Roy Prosser, 1-320 int. N W 'A section 48, block 24. MD.—J. Roy Prosser to Marion Barry, 1-160 int. N W '/. section 48, block 24. . Furnished by Title Abstract company, Wheeler. BOUT POSTPONED NEW YORK, Feb. 1. (/P) — Art Lasky, Minneapolis heavyweight, came down with ati attack of influenza today and his fifteen round bout with James J. Braddock, of Jersey City, in Madison Square Garden tonight, was indefinitely postponed. _ Banking On Better Times. If prosperity returns during the coming year, the politicians expect to see little significant third-party activity. If things go on as they are, or get worse, a bumper crop of independent movements is looked for. Evidently, Mr. Roosevelt is banking, politically, on a very apprecia-j able economic upturn. i Recently his managers have not; been taking the pains they once di^ to keep the republican insurgents in the democratic fold—that is, to keep them from going out on their own and organizing against the administration the popular discontent arising from the depression. 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