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WITNESS FOR HAUPTMANH ADMITS HE HAS BEEN IN INSANE ASYLUM 5 TIMES o DEFENSE IS BALKED IN ATTEMPT tO PROVE EXHIBITION BY WILLIAM A. KINNEY. Copyright, 1986, by The Associated Press. PLEMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 6 (/P) —A Bronx plumber testified today that ati attic floor board, which the state charged was used In the Lindbergh kidnap ladder, was not noted by him to be missing when he Investigated a leak in August, 1034. Gustave Miller, the plumber, said he examined the attic at that time for slxior seven minutes and could remember no boards missing. The state had produced testimony that after Hauptmann's arrest police found a board missing from the attic, and that an upright from the kidnap ladder fitted into the vacant space, jibing with It even to the nail holes and the slant of the nails. Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center nntpa Bat lu vnooowtrwl HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, of Pampa • VOL. 28. NO. 261 « (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1935. (Eight Pages Today) • PRICE FIVE CENTS RAY OFFERS TO SURRENDER Twinkles ; FLEMING-TON, N. J., Feb. (i (JP) —Bruno Richard Hauptmann's demise, tight/ing to prove 'the dead Itador Fisch got the Lindbergh $50,000 futile ransom, was temporarily balked today in an attempt to show that Fisch exhibited gold notes In 1933. At the noon recess, decision on whether Oscar John Bruchmann, a Bronx taxi driver once employed by Fisch, could answer a question pertaining to gold notes, had not been reached by the court. Edward J. Reilly, defense chief attorney, in answer to objection by Attorney David T. Wilentz, declared Bruchjnann's testimony was offered "for the purpose of showing the sudden affluence of Fisch and his wealth and his display of certain gold-back bills that he had In May, 1933." Wilentz objected again to "taking from the mouth of a dead man and bringing into this court words Which it is impossible to meet and which 113 knows is impossible to meet." Reilly replied: "I say it is material and it is competent to show—and we have charged here in. the defense repeatedly—that this money was in the possession of Fisch and the box that he gave to Hauptmann, that Hauptmann has .testified he left with Mm, and it contained money which afterwards people have demonstrated here contained notes that had been registered as part of the Lindbergh money, . ^iNow it is unfortunate" that Mr. Fisch died, but still it Is part of our case, we contend, to show that Fisch was going around New York after the ransom money had been paid by Dr. (John F. "Jafsie") Condon, " See HAUPTMANN, Page 3 Sheriffs Arm Lacerated While Arresting Man Sheriff Earl Talley Is carrying his arm in a sling. The sheriff received a bad gash on his arm while arrest* ing an intoxicated man Monday night and an operation was necessary yesterday to remove a splinter cf glass. The man smashed the glass in a door and a splinter several inches long pierced the sheriff's arm. He removed the glass but a piece remained in his arm, necessitating the operation. .*». Guy Waggoner Is Named Racing Head AUSTIN, Feb. 6. (AP)—The senate today confirmed the appointment of Guy L. Waggoner of Fort Worth as chairman of the Texas racing commission. Waggoned, was reappointed by former Governor Miriam A. Fergtir ron just prior to expiration of her term, it was the last of her nominations pending 'before the senate. Confirmation of Waggoner completed membership of the commission. Other members are J. E. McDonald, commissioner of agriculture, and R. B. Anderson, state tax commissioner. Briefness of the senate's executive session indicated little opposition was urged. Senators were bound to secrecy, CHILD IS SCALDED Charles Francis Free, 4 years old, is in Worley hospital badly scalded. The child fell rjead-first into a tub of scalding water at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Free of White Deer. A quarter of the baby's body was scalded. The burns are not considered fatal but the shock may prove serious. Having successfully predicted Jpnuary weather, we've consulted local prpgnostlcalorB and now do f TcdMV 5 Inched of snow before February 28 and a dust stcrm before the snotf disappears. Our Washington correspondent repeats the old truth that oratory r'oesn't sway congress. That makes it unanimous, so why not dlsoense with the Congressional Record? Mav and December should not wed, in the opinion of. philosophers and scientists. Then why did the weather man marry January and September in this clime? The Hauptmann alibis sounded terrible; in fact, all tco much like the alibis we've been hearing in the courts of this country for a long time. Just in case you ever wish to contribute some of these little paragraphs, we'll tell you that the fifth one is usually the) most elusive when you're pushed for time. Musing of the moment: Herb, Hilburn, editor of -The Plainvicw Evening Herald, remarks as follows: "A Missourian, en route to New Mexico, stopped off in Plainview to get some gasoline. He noticed some clouds in the sky and remarked to the filling station attendant that they looked full of rain. " 'Shucks,' said the filling station man, 'you must be a stranger in this country. Them clouds ain't loaded with rain. They're jest empties from East Texas, comin' back for anotherjoad of sand!" Brevitorials TJEGINNING NEXT month, local organizations will begin the merry scramble for the best spring dates for programs and occasions of all kinds. It will be discovered from time to time that dates overlap. Much work will be required schedule events properly. ... In order to prevent 'conflicts of dates, The NEWS through this column offers to act as referse in the matter. We have a desk calendar pad on which various dates will be marked. If you represent a club or other organization and have scheduled a public program or full membership gathering, telephone us. so that we may place the fact on the calendar. If you have not fixed the date, call us to learn whether a tentative date conflicts with something already scheduled. We will, from time to time, publish a list of dated events and city hall reservations. Let us know at once. Fisch Kin Visits Boardwalk Relatives of the lats Isador Fisch, who was linked by Bruno Hauptmann with tlie Lindbergh ransom money, are enjoying their visit to money, are enjoying: their visit to America from Germany, while waiting- call from ihc sitale as rebuttal witnesses. Here they are shown as they visited Atlantic City, taking a boardwalk jaunt. 1'inous Fisch, brother of Isador, walks beside the car, in which, left to rifflit, are Csarna, Fisch's widow; Minnn Hircguitz, who nursed Fisch in his last illness; and Hanna, Fisch's sister. Jones Gives His Approval To Gas Plans Of Worley JAYCEES NAME f Heard That Bill Dunaway kinda flustered an opponent at Tulia on the Harvesters' road trip when he said, not too kindly, "All right, let's see if you can jump, you can't do anything else," and that ptokes Green drew a' technical when he replaced another Harvester in the Lubbock game and started talking a blue streak. R. H. Routh. state highway patrolman, suggesting that the justices of the peace, E. F. Young and James Todd Jr., wear dress, suits during business hours. (The officer has a now uniform. > • •* AS THE NEWS approaches its 8th birthday as a daily, it is showing unmlstakeable evidences of steady growth, its circulation is at an all-time peak. Last year it tivsraged better than 8 pages daily on week-days a,nd more than 10 pages daily on Sundays. Compare this average with that of cities 20 times the size of Pampa and note how well this newspaper is covering the daily field. The NEWS printed, in 1934, news and editorial space representing 13,500,000 words. This number of words would be necessary, set in regular "body" typo, to fill the space given to news matter, including comics and pictures. On week days alone, this represented more than ten million wprds. In this newspaper you received the cream of the world news, -national news, state and territorial news, and local news. Where is there better evidence that Pampa is a real little city. ITERE'S A BIT more about the Texas bonded debt situation. We have run up a bill of nearly $750,000,000 in the form of state, county, municipal, .district, and other bonds. Last year only $20,000,000 was paid on this debt. A state organization on tax 'relief suggests that you try to buy $750 worth of furniture and pay only $20 per year. It couldn't be done. . . . The committee, urging a sales tax, points out.that such a tax is being used "successfully" in 19 statss, and that the residents of those states seem better satisfied with such a tax than they did with conditions before the'tax was voted. But, regardless of what form the taxes take, it is evident that property taxes must be lowered through the aid of some more equitable tax. QUR POLITICAL PRIMER: Members of congress who for one reason or another find they must be absent from sessions, avail themselves of the ags-old parliamentary custom of "pairing." It simply Sec COLUMN, Page S FOR THIS YEAR Men To Take Lead In Projects Are Announced Placing of Junior chamber of commerce members on committees hr.s been completed by directors. Each member was given an opportunity to express his desire as to committee appointment. As many first choices as possible were complied with, but many had to be placed on committees of their second and third selection. One director has .been placed on each committee and his work will bo to explain to committee members the action of the board on matters to be handled by that committee as well as to "work" on that committee. No director is chairman of a committee, that place being given to members at large. The twelve committees, with chairmen and members, follow: WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (/P) — Rep. Jones (D., Texas) today approved Hie proposal of Secretary Ickes to build a $50,000,000 gas pipe line from the /Texas Panhandle to St. Louis and Detroit but suggested that use of the gas for rural electrification would be preferable. In a letter to the public works, administrator, Jones called atten tion to the cheap rates at which gai could be bought at the well and re iterated this plea' for creation of ai authority similar to th.e Tennessei valley authority. "May I suggest that the gas ii that section could be used to very Entertainment Al Gilliland, chairman, Bill Jarrall, Jack Back, M. S. Johnson. Publicity—John Keller, chairman, Ray Miller, Joe Slribllng 1 , Oilmoro Nunn. Highway—Sherman White, chairman, Jew Burrow, Jake Garrmui, Marvin Lewis. Civic—Dr. John Hooper, chairman, Qlin Hinkle, W. T. Gassaway, Dr. A..B. Goldston. Inter-Community relations—J. M. much better advantage for rura electrification?" Jones said. "Ga. can be had there in unlimited quan tities at a rate from one cent ti two cents per thousand cubic feet This is cheaper than shovelling coa into the boiler if the coal were de llevered free at the furnace door." Jones recalled that he had writ ton Ickes and others suggesting tha if a system of electrification wer established it would furnish cheai electric power to a large area ii the southwest. Jones recalling that 1,000,000 cubi feet of gas is wasted daily in th Texas Panhandle, said he agree with the secretary that the waslag .should be utilized and snid he w&ul oppose no practical method of ac complishlng that purpose. "However, I feel that the metho suggested above is a much prefer able one," Jones said. Ickc.s announced at n press con ference yesterday that the PWA wa 'considering allocation of $50,000,00 to build the pipe line. See JAVCEES, Page 3 At Austin, Rep. Eugene Worley i pushing his plan, the one approve today by Congressman Marvin Jone from this district, to settle the Pan . See JONES, Page 3 Woman Judge iAM RAYBURN INTRODUCES MEASURE IN HOUSE WASHINGTON, Feb. B. M')— Legislation to carry President Rroscvclt's projected ront.ro! of utilities a IcnR step farther by "diminution of public utility holding companies" was Introduced today by Chairman Rayburn ID- Texas) nf the house interstate commerce committee. Although the measure was not laimocl to be an "administration" jill In the usual sense, it was put n after a White House conference •estcrday and Mr. Roosevelt knew jf its contents. The legislation, as explained by Inyburn, would: 1. Simplify holding company tructures and eliminate gcographi- :ally unrelated properties from their etups. 2. Confine holding company in- estmenls to public utility activities iy excluding all extraneous or speculative ventures. 3. Control future security issues and acquisitions "to prevent further :rowth of pyramided structures and economically unsound systems." 4. Require adequate reports and standard accounts to bare financial condition and intercorporate rela- iionships. 5. Eliminate common control of electric utility properties and interstate gas transmission and of do- nesliic and foreign properties. 6. Establish the principle that a Holding company shall not profit from dealings with its own subsid- aries and that service and other companies be organized on "a truly mutual and cooperative basis and shall perform their work at cost." 7. Impose rigid control of inter- corporate relations "wherever there is an absence of arm's-length dealing." 8. Effect "necessary reorganizations of holding companies under federal administrative control." Heifer Injures Pampan A husky Holstein heifer placed A. C. Hasted, manager of the Mnrtin- Lane Elevator, in Pampa hospital yesterday afternoon. Mr. Hustccl wn.s assisting veterinarians in testing cuttle on the A. G. McKay farm wts; of Pampa when the accident happened. Mr. Hasted was holding the heifer while the veterinarian injected serum. The animal kicked loose, its hoof striking Mr. Husted on the left lei. breaking both bones below the knee. Mr. Hustccl was taken to the hospital by the veterinarian. His condition this morning was reported favorable. RELIEF BILL IS ALMOST KILLED BY FDS'S FOES! An attractive blond of 38, Mr:. Sarah T. Hughes, above, first woman ever to ut appointed a district judffe in Texan, has assumed her duties, despite the fight of the state senator from her district against the choice, based on his belief that "a married woman should be at home washing dishes." Mrs. Hughes, law partner of her husband in Dallas, had served three terms in the Texas House. SCHOOL HEADS ELECTED At a meeting cf the board of education of the McLean high school, Monday afternoon, Supt. C. A. Cryer, Principal John Harding, of the high school, Principal A. R. McHaney of the ward school, Coach Garrison B. Rush were reelected to their respective positions for the coming year. Billy Charles, year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. McGaha, has developed pneumonia after a recent attack of ptomaine poisoning. - 'KEEP UP YOUR SPERITS; WRITES STEPHEN AUSTIN Courage Of 'Father Of Texas' Shown In Letters' LATE NEWS S. S. JACOB RUPPERT, at Sea, (via Mackay Iladio)—Feb. G (/P>— The Byrd antarctic expedition, its men and.supplies aboard the S. S. Jacob Ruppcrt and the Bear of Oakland, left Little America, ant- arclica, today, headed home to the United States. WASHINGTON, Feb. G (/P)—Jerome Frank, AAA general counsel and three of his aides, all known as "left winger^" resigned today as a result of a general reorganization of the farm administration intended to remove internal strife. WEST TEXAS: Local rains in south portion, warmer in north portion tonight; local rains. Thursday cloudy, (NOTE: This is one of a Heries of articles taken from th" 800 spei-ial fol- lectionH of family archives in the University of Texas library. The collections cover all periods of Texas history, from the earliest, ilays cf the Brinish missionaries in the province of Tejas, through the- colonial era. (o the present. This aeries of articles, some chosen for their intrinsic significance in the development of the empire of Texas, others for their purely human interest in_ por- trayinpr personalities, economic conditions and social intercourse. This is the final article on the Austin family, given unusual attention because it was due to the initiative of Moses and Stephen F. Austin that the foundation was laid for the whole colonization of Texaa.) BANDIT WOULD ACCEPT LONG PRISON TERM IN ALCATRAZ Glass Would Reduce Fund To Two Millions WASHINGTON, Feb. C. (/P)—A democratic attempt to scuttle the administration's $4,880,000,000 work relief bill by substituting a $2,000,000,000 "dole" lost by a 10 to 10 tie vote in the senate appropriations committee today after it had first been adopted by 9 to 8. Tha substitute was offered by Senator Adams (D-Colo.) and was renorted to have been supported by Chairman Glass (D-Va.) and all but one republican member. Senator Norbeck (R-SD) was understood to have sided with the administration. The close shave for the administration bill raised questions over its reception on the floor. Senator Byrnes (D-SC), administration leader steering the bill against the opposition of Glass and See BILL, Page 3. Hauptmann Juror Eats Too Much Birthday Cake AUSTIN, Feb. 6.—An unpublished letter written by Stephen F. Austin to his sister, Mrs. Emily Perry, gives us an insight into the spiritual faith of the man. It also indicates some of the doubts and fears that confronted him in his self-appointed task of colonizing Texas, but shows quite plainly the characteristic pluck which enabled him to overcome all obstacles and reach the objectives to which he had set himself. This and other quoted letters are taken from the Austin papers in the archives of the University of Texas. This letter was dated October 25, 1828, seven long years after Austin had left his home in Missouri, following in his father's footsteps, and turned his face toward the new land of promise, the Texas territory. During those seven years 'he had undergone) tremendous personal hardships and had faced almost insurmountable difficulties. His father had died, leaving the whole burden' of the colonization project on his youthful shoulders. He was but 24 years of age, when he received word of his father's death, and became faced PLEMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 6 ffl —A doctor was called today for Mrs. Verna' Snyder, Hauptmann juror, who ate hearty slices from three cakes last night at a jury birthday dinner. Dr. Barclay H. Fuhrmann took his little black bag to Mrs. Snyder's room on request of Sheriff John H. Jurtiss, who said, "Mrs. Snyder is complaining." • "She has a slight cold," Dr. Fuhrmann reported after his visit, "and of course overeating aggravates a cold. "She will take medicine in the court room to'day." Mrs. Snyder came to court in hjer garden flower dress-moss roses on a blue background—but had a subdued air. She solemnly answerec "here" when the roll was called. Justice Thomas W. Trenchard came down from the bench and inquired solicitously about her health "I'm fine," said Mrs. Snyder, with a feeble smile. See AUSTIN, Page 8. 'GRAFT PROJECT' NEAR BROWNSVILLE — - S'. ~ . , TI.''.. i i_ j....i i_ ~. .„..„i ir>* >n , n t-,..-.-r*t-r* r\f urof -PiivivioH Vijd />awiorl Vile v\lpn f*.fl WASHINGTON, Feb. G (#>)—The Texas PWA project which is being 1 'investigated by a special District of Columbia grand jury was identified today by United States Attorney Lelie C. Garnett as one loci)ted lit Willacy county, north of Brownsville. At the same time Garnett announced two Sap Antonio lumber men—H. W. Cole, president of the California Redwood association, and L. C. Hammond, vice president of the Hammond Lumber company- had ben subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury which was impaneled today to investigate charges of graft on thp Texas project. . .sairl.l'ho charges, preferred by Secretary Ickes, concerned contracts for pfping and grew out of an attempt to eliminate competition in bidding for wooden piping to be used in the irrigation ditches. The cost of the project is $4,853,000. RAYMONDVILLE, Feb. 6 (/P)— The Willacy county water control and improvement district No, 1 came into existence December 11, 1928, and was at that time the largest irrigation district in Texas. »It included 129,000 acres of land. The Willacy district voted, at its formation, $7,500,000 in bonds, which was at that time the largest bond issue ever voted in tfte s^afe for ir- stJpn by one district. The district was formed largely to irrigate several large tracts of land which were to be developed, and a developing company was formed, with W. A. Harding of Ray- mondvllle, pioneer land man, as one of the head figures in the project. The Trinity Farms Construction company and several oil men were financially interested. Almost 50,000 acres of land were cleared and prepared for development, and the company brqught a number of parties into the area and.'sold them land 'before the depression curtailed activities. Then Harding kept the project alive by going to the R. P. C. and attempting to obtain a loan. He, failed in this suid, when the PWA was formed, h« carried his plea to that organization. A loan and grant of $4,853,000 finally was approved for -the district, only after it had been reduced to •76,000 acres, practically all of which was actually under cultivation or ready for cultivation. The PWA took the stand that it could not finance bringing of new land into cultivation. Since then the matter has shifted back and forth ft'om the Raymondville district office to the Fort Worth PWA office to the Washjlng- ton PWA office, plans being changed from time to time. Several months, ago a suit was in- Sec GRAFT, 3 DALLAS, Feb. G. (AP)— Raymond Hamilton, fugitive bank robber and gunman, today offered to surrender to federal authorities and accept a long term in Alcatraz Island prison, provided they would save him from death in the electric chair for murder. The offer was made through his brother, Floyd, arrested yesterday in Shreveport. United States District Attorney Clyde Eastus promptly declined to accept it. The Hamilton brothers barely escaped death in a police trap at a Dallas apartment Monday nighty when officers fired nearly 200 shots at them. Raymond, probably wounded, still is at large but officers have closed most of his ' means of escape from this area and are exerting every means to track him down. Raymond Hamilton, twice successful in fleeing from Texas prisons, is under death sentence for the shooting of Major Crowson, a guard at Eastham state prison' farm, in an escape' more than a year ago when Clyde 3arrow aided Hamilton to flee. Floyd Hamilton, brought back to Dallas this morning from Shreveport, was subjected to a lengthy questioning by Eastus and federal agents. " * Eastus announced that the government would proceed, on Feb. 2?, to try Floyd Hamilton and some 20 others on charges of harboring lyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, desperado couple shot to death by officers in Louisiana. The gas company service truck stolen at the time the Hamlltoris escaped the police trap here Monday night was found last night in ;he brush south of Dallas, near the town of Rylie. It had blood tains on the seat and officers believed Raymond Hamilton was wounded, probably badly. The fact that his mother and step-father, along with many close friends, are in jail on charges of harboring fugitives, increased Raymond's difficulties in obtaining a hiding place, officers pointed out. Some officers even predicted that Raymond might be found dead of his wounds in a few days. Two Arrested On Gambling Charge Following a raid by the constable's department last night on a building on South Cuyler stretet» Ed Walters and C. M. Jones were bound over awaiting action of the grand jury. Justice of the Peace James Todd, Jr., set bond at $750 each, which was made. The two men were charged with conducting a gambling house*. ThA officers seized a large "crap table" and other articles of furniture in the room. Five men foundi In the building were fined on charges of gaming. Traffic Offirers Don New Uniforms Pampa's two motorcycle officers are being accused of "rushing the season." The two, B. H. Routh, state highway patrolman stationed here, and J- B. McKinley, city traffic officer, appeared yesterday afternoon in new uniforms. The new uniform of the state highway division is a colorful affair, patterned after the uniforms worn by the Canadian Northwest Mounted police, only note quite so bright. The shirt is pale blue with shoulder strap and pockets of buff with red beading. The trousers are of buff with pale blue stripe trimmed with red down the side. The cap is of blue with the buff and red trimming. A new Sam Brown belt completes the uniform along with the high boots. No regulation top coat has been adopted, the officers wearing their sheep-lined coats. , The new uniform being worn by the city officer is solid black. The jacket is vest-type, close fitting. A new style Sam Brown belt has also been adopted. The uniform does not have a regulation topcoat. LEGION TO MEET All ex-service men here are urged to attend a meeting of the American Legion this evening at 8 o'clock. Important business and discussions are scheduled at this regular monthly session, at the Legion hut. I Saw . . Sam Fenberg gathering statistics about Texas .. . Sam did this corner understand you to say that not only school children but their teachers as well should be required to learn the names of the 254 counties in Texas? Harry Phillips new Harvester line coach, who is also a grunt-a,nd- groan specialist, wrestling with Carl Smith and trying to make the Harvester footballer say "papa." Mr- Phillips, a likeable chap, is now a member of the faculty and is teaching history, American literature, etc. "Mooose" Hartman chase a negro accused of petty theft for two Wools and hold him, head under arm uniJI officers who had run out of bre&th, arrived. Ivan Noblett tell Principal I* L. Sone that 85 per cent of tl\e WgH school students cpuldnt solve to t&g seconds this sample problem,: "W ** dozen eggs cost W cents, hpw much would 100 eggs <5Jp$* ^

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