Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 7, 1935 · Page 8
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Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, February 7, 1935
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BIGHT tfil NEWS, , ?«*Ii Panhandle Will Have Much Rain- '3 Years Of It' Ample rains will fall in the Panhandle during the next three years. There will be unprecedented prosperity for the next five and one-half years. A world war will sweep like a devastating conflagration over the civilized world in 1943. Oh yeah? Well, so said James M. Harvey, Inspirational astrology lecturer, Uptown Lions clubs, Chicago, who addressed the local Lions club today at its weekly luncheon meeting. He also explained the significance of the signs of the zodiac. He analyzed Pampa. saying: "It'is a city of activity that accomplishes its aims. "It is idealistic and proud. "It shoilld be and is due to be the oil center of this part of the country." Old-timers and new-comers agreed with him about Pampa, the pros- perty and probably the war, but they pandered about the rain. Mr. Harvey has made similar predictions in other Panhandle towns. Among the visitors present were Jack Bisso of Kansas City. FREllEffE 'Continued from twee 1.) Four Witeses Testify Against Virgil SWlcup t LUBBOCK. Feb. 7. Wf>)—-The prosecution preslented ttfur witnesses and the defense recalled a t'sfc witness In the trial of Vlrffll Stalcup, Texas-Oklahoma dcsner- rdo for murdering Sheriff W. B. Ailhur in Dickens connty jail, in 99th district court this morning:. Twelve state exhibits were introduced. F. E. Dillon, a deputy under Arthur, iderttified them. They were a .38 calibre 'Spanish' type revolver that Dillon said Arthur wore the day he was killed, and these articles found later in the dend sheriff's car: A .45 caliber revolver, a leather brief case, hand- ff«. n case containing them a lead chain, leg irons, a 'twister.' H chain used for handling prisoners, a sheriffs bari<?e with Arthur's name on it. his daybook, and a purse for cnn-yins citations. Lrthe: Hall, a prisoner In the .fai! Mi" ri-«v of the sscapc-murdcr, was rrca'led by the defense ond repent- c-\ thai he to his knowledge did ml know Hint there was a gun in the jail that day. Post Seeks Record In Strato Hop '&£& _, ^cvr *"G&.SS ^^Zs£^^ -0 s examinations of motorists enterin thn state are made for qunranttn purposes. About 11:15 p. m.. a small sednr (1931 Pcntiac) carrying a Michl gan license, K-62448. swung int the station. Officer Prank Carsor approachrd the machine. In were Frechette, another man laft identified as John Malcolm Riva of Salt Lake City, a woman wh gave the name of Mrs. Victor Mes sewer, Alameda, Calif., and he small daughter. Captain Blsme said Frechette late told him that Rivas, the woman am girl had joined him at Salt Laki City while hitch-hiking west am he did not believe they were con nected with the case, although they were held with Frechette pending further Investigation. At first the man Identified him self as Brown, Captain Blake said and later denied he had anything to do with the killing. With the three officers firing questions a him, Frechette finally broke down and confessed, Blake said. In a voice that broke at times Frechette related, Captain Blake declared, that he had found Brown with his "girl" January 29. The shooting followed. Frightened by his act, Frechette was quoted as saying he took Browns' automobile ,stuffed the body into the trunk and fled westward, Intending to go to San Francisco, "ditch the automobile with the bcdy in it" and take a boat to "China." Brown was shot twice through the head. The body was in a fair state of preservation, which officers attributed to the cold weather. As ftp finished his story Frechette sold he was "glad it was all over." Cpritain Blake said the fugitive admitted he was "en parole in Michigan for attempted murder" at the time he committed the crime. Captain Blake quoted Frechette as saying Brown was killed after the latter had told of intimate relations with Frechette's "girl friend." Brown's purported admission was made nine days ago, Blake quoted Frechette as saying, while the pair were driving from Kalamazoo to Por>tiac, Mich. "I knocked him down," the asserted confession rend. "He crawled to the car and reached in a pocket and grabbed that gun. He pointed it at me and I grabbed his hand. "I don't know whether it was his finger or mine, but the gun fired twice. "I put him in the trunk and I didn't know whether he was dead or alive. I knew if I was caught I'd spend the rest of my life in prison." Blake said Frechette, a former convict once known as "the flying bandit," spent that night in Pontiac and the next In Kalamazoo where he went to a motion picture show.. Then begun the strange flight. Was Flying Bandit Frechette became known as "the flying bandit" seven years ago when he was convicted of slugging his flying instructor, Harry W. Anderson, with a hammer during a flighl from Pontiac. Blake said Frechette said he struck Anderson because Anderson had frozen onto the controls. Testimony at his trial said Frechette went through Anderson's and the plane's pockets for valuables after bringing the plane down on its nose He was paroled from prison after serving the minimum of a six to 10-year sentence. 'Continued from page 1,1 Lubbock was overcast but had re ceived ony mist? ; • Rain failed to materialize in the Amarillo section, where tl<e sun was Ehining brightly this morning. However, the weatherman forecast rair. for this afternoon at Amarillo. Houston had ,50 of an inch during the last 24 hours. Temperatures ranged high ovei the state, no pojnt reporting a'min- imum below freezing, Amarillo hac a low of 33 degrees. A number of Pampans this morn- Ing wondered what had happened to the weather. They went into a huddle and decided to call M. K. Brown who informed them that Pampa was witnessing a "good ole' London fog, by Jgye." The heavy .fog, was moisture- laden and driving was made dangerous in the early hours, not because of "'innw roads but because of poor visibility. Whjd. shield wipers were -consent use and lights were r, although they would not * ana mm NEW YORK. Feb. 7. M>-Quiet recoveries were the rule in today's slock market session. The rails led tlie mild rally, although most other sections of the list exhibited some improvement. A few soft spots, however, were in evidence. The close was fairly firm. Transfers approximated 550.00 shares. Am Can 13 112% 111% 112% Am & For Pow 3 3% 3% 3Ti Am S&R .... 9 34'/i 33VH 34 1 /. Am T&T .... 59 104% 102% Anac 28 10% 10V4 AT&SF 30 42T's 42 Avia Corp .... 15 4 % 4% ~" ' 27 50 13 11 Bdwin Los B & O ... Earnsdall . Ben Avia . Beth SO . Briggs Mfg Case J I 31 Chrysler 92 /3olum G&E1 14 Coml Sclv Con Gas ., Con Oil .. Con Oil Del Con Mot ., Cur Wri .. El P&L ... Gen El ... Gtn Mot .. en Pub Svc Gillette 21 514 10% O'l 14% 28 29'4 9G 25% 31 541/2 37% 6% 49 20 W 31 19'/a 19 714 14 17'^ 4 l 1 ^ 20 12 105 94 7 Goodrich Goodyear III Cen Int Harv Tnt T&T Kelvin Kennec M K'T ' . 31 . 2 .. 1 M Ward 4R Murray Crorp 2(i •Tat Drv Pr .. ?B Nat Dist SO PcfcT. M Y Coil -.-. Y N H&H Nor Am Ohio Oil .... 'enn'y 10 'ami R R 51 Phil Pet 7 Pub SVP. N J .. 11 we Oii n Radio °' Rep Stl — 1°<! Sears Shell Un . imms Pet 2% 2% 23 30% 2 13% 9% 21% 17 12% 37 40'4 ,10 8% 1(1 18% 18% 4V, 9 18 13 7fi n 32 f) G 11'4 28'J 24% 52 ] 4 36% G% 19% 18% 7% 17i/8 214 2V, 22% 30 13H 9% 21 12 39% 814 15% 16 4% 25'1 G 15% 25% 42 °,; 4V! 5Vi 10% 6% 11V. 29 25% 54 37% 6% 19% 19% 7% 17% 2% 2% 22% 3014 13% 9% 21% 12% 40 8% 16% IG'i'i ' 6% 6 ; ) 10% 16 GW I)',: 12 06% 21 14%, 11% 9% 65 20 14% 24'4 11 1 C ")". 12% 34 1 '; SSI'- 0% 15% 15 New York Curb Stocks ities Scs .... 76 1% IV,. lee B&S .. 106 5% 5 3ulf Ol Pa .. 3 55% 5514 Humble Oil .. 2 45%" 45% 25% 6 '4 15% 26-4 6% 16% 6% 11% 9% 66% 21 14% 24% Si's 12% 34% Hi 5 5614 45% Vtay uly WHEAT TABLE High Low ... 95% 94i's ... 88% 87% ... 87% 861,!, Close • 95%-% 88 I /,-% 86%-87 KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY, Feb. 7. (ff)— (U. i.-Di A.)—Hogs: .2,500; extremely ull; few sales desirable 200 Ibs up o traders 7.65-75; weak to 10 low- r; 140-160 Ibs 6.75-7.35; 160-350 Ibs .00-75; packing sows 275-500 Ibs .25-7.40. Cattle; 2,500; calves: 600; in-be- ween grade cows reached 25 lower; ther killing classes slow, steady to 'eak; good 1141-lb steers 11.75; teers good and choice 550-1500 Ib? .75-13.25; common and medium 550 bs up 4.50-10.25; heifers good and hoice 550-900 Ibs 6.50-10.50; cows ood 5.50-6.75. NEW ORLEANS COTTON NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7 (/?}— Chere- was a little more trading in he market during the morning, argely due to covering by shorts nd evening up generally in a nar- ow market. After a decline of 2 to 3 points arly in thp second hour the mar- et became steadier and the active wsitions recovered 6 to 7 points ith May at 12.39 and July at 12.40. Near noon prices eased off 2 to i oints on a little hedge selling, Maj rcpping to 12.36 and July to 12.3E r 1 to 2 points above the close o: esterday. Mrs. Abbie Izard is visiting near lu at her home on Houston street. Miss Lema Janes Butcher was able o leave Worley hospital yesterday fternoon. Preston • Briggs and son pf Borer spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. George 'Briggs. Bill Kelly, Jo Flanigan, and An- r«w Walker, all students it Texas ^ech, Lubbock; came in today to pend a few days between semesters. Mrs. Hattie Snioot was able to eturn to her home in White Deer rpm Worley hospital yesterday aft- rnoon. Los Angeles to New York in seven hours, flying at an altitude of 30,000 feet! That is the sensational feat, cutting three hours from the present mark, which Wi!cy Post, one-eyed globe- girdling speed demon, hopes to accomplish, carrying a limited load of mail. The cabin of his streamlined %Vinnie Mae, top photo, in which, he will make the attempt, lias been made airtight to save oxygen in the stratosphere. The map shows the regular TWA mail route which Post will follow. The .airman is shown below in his specially constructed suit of rubberized balloon silk, built to prevent possible bursting of heart, lungs, and other organs in the lowered pressure of the stratosphere. MOOSE (Continued from page 1.) lea of Fruitvale, W. M. Craddock of Quitman, A. K. Daniel of Crockett, O. C. Fisher of San Angelo, Merrill H. Gibson of Longview, Herman Jones of Decatur, J. Car- rrll McConnell of Palo Pinto, Alfred Petsch of Fredcrickburg, . Jesse Roach of Commerce, Charles D. Rutta of Columbus and William A. Schpfher of Temple. Voting against the bill: Franklin Spears -of San Antonio, Robert A. Luker of Proctor, Kenneth McCalla of Houston, C. M. McFarland of Wichita Falls, Fred Harris of Dalas, and R. H. Holland of Houston. Holland, chairman of the com- nittes, sought to postpone a decision until next week to permit "urther arguments by persons who lad requested a hearing. He put a motiori to adjourn to a foice vote but repeal supporters demanded a record vcte. "It is the will of this committee hat Ihey wanl to vote on this bill onight and it is your duty to put :he motion to report the bill," Roach shouted. Exetreme confusion surrounded he committee table with members hcuting "vote" apd spectators rowding about and talking: vocifer- >usly until Holland agreed to a roll all. Governor James V. Allred, on vhose demand advocacy of repeal vas written into the state demo- ratic platform, and former Gover- lor James E. Ferguson, during the ast administration of whose wife Governor Miriam A. Ferguson, the ,'agering law was enacted, were 'resent. Speakers in support of repeal in- luded C. R. Pennington, secretary f the Retail Merchants' association f Abilene; K. H. Parker of Dallas, tatistician; B. P. Panas of B'ous- on and the Rev. W. R. White, ^resident of the Ministers Alliance f Fort Worth. Former Rep. T. H, McGregor of Vustin, known as the "father" of ari-mutuel wagering in Texas, pre- ented the principal. case for the pponents. Elbert Hooper, former ssistant attorney general, also pro- ested repeal. McGregor argued that repeal vould ruin citizens who had in- esled $5,000,000 in racing plans, derive the state of a million dollars nnually i« revenue, and throw housands of persons out of employ- nent. McGregor pointed to the $132,642 eceived by the school fund from ace receipts, saying "what other ndustry in its first year contrib- ted this much to the' schjool chil- .ren?" He cited the purchase by the de- lartment of agriculture of jacks nd stallions to improve, breeding of Texas farm a,nimals as performed inder "the only law ever passed hat provided immediate benefit o the farmer." The number of 'feeders has Increased from 13 'to 18 since race betting was legalized, le aserted. Pennington declared, "every dollar vagered at the rape' tra;ck was taken «•/*.•" Hie wives and children of this tate." . •""" . mas said the Epsom Downs crack xt Houston was fiancee} by New fork racketeers. ;' Parker asserted trapk owners were taking out pf pirei)latio,fl in territory "more than 27 per cent of the money actually bet." The Rev. White, asserting bookies had flourished a hundred fold under the stimulus of race track betting, appealed for repeal "in behalf cf the gullible public and for those who have been caught in this frenzy and come to me with their pitiful stories. • (Continues irom cage 1.) that Fisch ran a' "phoney" bakery, was in weak physical condition when he sailed for Europe in December, 1933, and tyd never loaned him money, when luncheon recess interrupted. , , Dr. Hudson's testimony about the nail hole in the ladder upright was in the face of government reports to the contrary. William Whitehead, a dark middle-aged man was called by the defense. ' , The defens° planned to .use the witness to attack the credibility;, of Millard Whited, the state -witness who placed Hauptmann twice near the Lindbergh home prior to the crime. The roughly-dressed witness said he was 54 years old and had known Millard Whited all his life. Q. What's the reputation of MJ1- lard Whited for veracity? A. No good. Fisher released the witness and Wilentz asked if Millard Whited had ever been in jail. Been In Jail Whitehead said no. "Have you ever been in jail?" Wil- entz asked. "I were," Whitehead replied. "That's all," said ; Wilentz. George E. Lenz, another witness on "Whited's credibility, followed. He said he lived in Hopewell, at Featherbed Lane, and had known Whited for 20 years. Q. What is the reputation of Millard Whited for telling the truth? Fisher asked. A. Not good. William Dihl, another Hopewell resident, was then sworn. He told Fisher he knew Whited. Q. What is his .reputation for truthfulness? A. 'Taint any good. Mrs. Augusta Hlle, the mother- in-law of Gerta Henkel, was the next witness. She told Reilly she knew Isador Fisch ever since he came to this country. Q. Did he borrow some money from you? A. $4,350. Q,, Did he pay you back before he sailed for Germany? A. Not a cent. "When did you last last see him?" Reilly asked. ; ,"ph, I sep him the second of December (193'3). Mrs. Hile said she loaned the money, "in three parts," to Flsdh. Part pf it went into a 'pie baking '•.oncern and part in furs. Instiled «nd AUTO GLASS only (2.50, E acguni >TQ ,. dopr .^.J rl *»*fc'< ft« •I-; Karl Hehfcfel, husband of Gerta was then .sworn. Q. Hbw long do you know Isador Fisch? A. Since 1928. Q. How long do you kno^ Hauptmann? > A. Since 1932. Q. Where did you meet Fisch? A. We had an apartment together in 1928. (With Fisch and Henry Uhlig. Q. You. were married then anc went to live with your wife? A. Yes. Fisch and Uhlig stayed together. Henkel said his wife met Hauptmann about eight days before he met him. Subsequently he said he and Hauptmann . became very friendly. • Q. Did you know Hauptmann used to drop tri and have coffee at your house in the morning? A. Yes. Q. Did you ever see anything improper? A. No. Q. Ever feel there was anything improper? A. Never. Wilentz, i n cross-examination, brought from Henkel that he had introduced Hnuptmann to Fisch in liis own home. Q. Did your wife bring Hauptmann to your home and introduce you? A. No. Uhlig, the mutual friend of Hauptmann and the deceased Fisch was called. He described himself as "Flsch's bnst friend." Ho related briefly how he, Fisch and Henkel lived together when they cnmc to this country. Q. What business was he in? A. Fur cutter. Uhlig said Fisch nlso had been in the pie making business, and had operated as n fur trader. Q. Hn naid your fare to Germany? A. With money I lent him to invest 'n his phoney bakery. UhliR 'described Fisch's physical condition during the trip to Europe as "weak." The German furrier, coughed, he snid, and retired early because of his condition. The witness recalled there was no limit on the amount of American money a traveller could bring into Germnnv when he and Fisch arrived there in December, 1933. He explained, however, that to exchange dollars fnr marks, a travel- ler wnu'fi have to go to a government bureau. ; Uhllij described a traveling bag bought by Fisch. Q. What did he have in it? A. I don't know. Reilly asked Uhlig to describe hew Fisch acted when he was being examined bv the immigration inspectors at Hamburg. Wilentz objected and was upheld. MACDONAT.n LEECH DIES CORPUS CHRTSTT, Feb. 7. (/P)— MacDonald Leech, 32, state president of the young democratic clubs of Texas, died last night at a Kerr- vill<> hospital where he had been a patient for the last three weeks. The young Corpus Christ! attorney was survived by his mother, Mrs. J. M. MacFarland of Evanston, 111. Grandma Quizzes Convicts GRANITE, Okla., Feb. 7 Oklahoma's grandmother commissioner of charities and corrections today sifted reports of brutality at the state reformatory here after having professed amity toward the widow-warden of the institution, Mrs. George A. Waters. : "So far is i know, there has been no feud between Mrs. Waters and myself," Commissioner Mabel Bassett exclaimed, rising from her seat at a separate opan hearing held,at Mangum last night by the state board of affairs. "I have been sent here by the governor," she continued. "This matter was brought up by the board of affairs find the governor. He directed me to make this investigation and I am here open-minded." A declaration last week by George anage a former prisoner, that his vrists were broken intentionally by a reformatory guard during his jen- ,enct, brought on three separate 'nvestigaticns. Mrs. Bassett's was a closed hear- ng. L. M. Nichols, chairman of the state board of affairs, in addition .0 hearing the inmates, called the open meeting at Mangum last night o that residents of the district might voice their opinions and preferences. ' The Oklahoma senate yesterday n'dered a sweeping investigation not only at the Granite prison, but of he industrial schools for boys and' iris as well. Governor Marland jommissioned W. S. Key, warden of he state penitentiary at McAIesler, o inspect the sub-prison at String- own. Mrs. Bassett suspended her secret learlng last night to attend the Mangum meeting. She heard only praise for Mrs. Waters. (Continued from oase 1.) f Texas and outside the state. He declined to state the nature of b;e "skullduggery" that had been iracticed until more information as been obtained. The governor ndicated that every effort would 3e made to "get to the bottom of his thing." It was learned from a private source that the changes were made in the chemists' reports on saliva tests after they had left the offices of the Live Stock Sanitary commission In Fort Worth and before they reached the track veterinarian at Alamo, Downs. The San Antonio track veterinarian, becoming suspicious when all his tests came back marked* "negative" is reported to-have submitted specimens personally to a. chemist in Ban Antonio which disclosed a positive reaetiori showing use of dope or narcotics, suspension of the eight/ trainers was ordered immediate!^ by track officials. AUSTIN, Feb. 7 (>PJ—The Texas house today rejected a senate proposal for a widespread Investigation of legislators and .'ttote officials, terming the upper branch's proposition "the greatest monstrosity ever dragged to the house floor." The vote was 102 to 40. Rep. R. W. Calvert of Hlllsboro charged the senate amendment was "conceived in bad faith" and was offered to kill a resolution previously passed by the house to require members of the legislature to list sources of Income and corporate connections. • ' The action definitely ended a* hot controversy between the houses. The motion to kill the plan was offered as a substitute for one to send the resolution and the senate amendments to a conference committee to work out a feasible procedure. Calvert referred to Senator Frank Rawlings of Fort Worth', as the "brain trust" behind the senate's movement. He said he could name i.he conference committee that would be chosen to represent the senate and that the two houses would be so widely separated they would be unable to agree on a "decent" resolution. The senate committee would consist of Rawlings, Senator W. K. Hcpkins of Gonzales, and Senator Will M. Martin of I-Iillsboro, Calvert said. It was probable the house would put its members on record as to corporate connections with a simple resolution and let the senate take whatever action its desired. "I th,lnk we have spent enough time trying to take care of that Senate," Rep. J. Mauley Head of Grnnbury commented. Senator Rawlings objected strongly to verbiage of the house resolution which stated rumors were that legislators represented interests antagonistic to the people. "This resolution was not presented by political crusaders to disrupt harmony or persecute any one," Representative Hollis Frazer of Franklin asserted. "The senate scorned, rebuked and repudiated the bouae resolution and sent back a facetious proposal that is wholly impossible of execution." The senate plnn meet with favor from Representative J. Bryan Bradbury of Abilene. "Why not Investigate the departments on the first floor as well air those on the second floor?" he.aufc- ed. "I think the people have a fight to know if employes of state departments are using the state's time to campaign for their department heads." "I may be on the spot in moving to kill this resolution," Calvert a candidate for speaker of the house, said, "because it provides for an investigation of expenses in the spealfe er's race. But they don't hay,e<*to have any investigation to ,gel my expenses. I'll show my accounts to anybody that wants them. I'm not afraid of an inquiry and I know Speaker Stevenson isn't." Phone'Records Played In Rudy ValteeY Trial NEW YORK, Feb. 7. (XP)—From a scratchy, asthmatic phonograph iri a staid supreme eourtrooni today came ft medley of voices purporting to be a three-way conversation between Fay Webb Vallee, her father and her mother. The record was played by Hymatt Bushel, counsel for Rudy Vallee; orchestra leader whose estranged wife i is seeking more maintenance money. The phonograph was set up .before the witness stand during cross examination of Mrs. Vallee's father, Clarence E. Webb, a plains-spoken man who day before yesterday"' testified that his son-in-law Was "no angel." : ">' Questioning the witness Concerning a transcontinental : telephone call which he put through from Santa Monica, Cal., to his daughter in New York, Bushel asked Webb: "Did you give the phone to your wife?" Webb, police chief of Santa Monica, replied in the affirmative. "Did you hear your wife say this to your daughter,?" asked Bushel. " 'Has Garfield been around the house?'" "I did not," said Webb. KANGAROOS WIN AUSTIN, Feb. 7 W—In a Texas conference basketball game last night, the Austin college Kangaroos defeated the St. Edwards Tigers, 30 to 20. Clements, Kangaroo forward, was high scorer with 11 points. Fleming, Tiger center, scored eight. Simel and Bresnahan played strong defensive games for the Tigers and Sammll and Breed-/ love for Austin. •»Mrs. J. J. Goad a Pampa visitor yester. rcLbgged •Itated and often smarts Gold Medal a fine harm/- 1 . tic j#tatra> - r tg-E.imt'35c at _ Wore. It!s one to put idneys. sound ' works any modern good, safe tivitv ;: yquflfslee] 'tnru. Bu MED A Hrflan,fey»irjij*-'as*!ured of results. /C>tlJe*' i syaflffioms of weak kidneys 5ha*1«rt4j|fii«rtladder are backache, fmffy eyes, leg cramps, moist'palms, f burning or scanty passage. (Adv.) FOR' American the refrigerator you've been waiting for! Here's great news for every family that is plan, ning to get & new refrigerator this. year. To the famous economy arid efficiency of Electrolux, American women have added sparkling beauty, The new distinctive design of the latest Electrolux models was chosen by them from scores of models submitted by one of America's foremost artists* SEE THEM ON DISPLAY IN OUR STORE THOMPSON HARDWARE COMPANY Phone 4$

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