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LLY ACCUSES BETTY GOW AND BUTLER OF COMPLICITY IN LINDY Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in .Texas—Panhandle Oil Bud Wheat Center ampa MOM MM HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, .City of Pampa i-VOU 28. NO. 265 • (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 11, 1935. (Six Pages Today) • PRICE FIVE CENTS 'i..!- -. .n .. _j - - - .- - .- 1, . . ., .„...,._.. ... • • • • Alfred Demands Repeal Of Race • Statute 'VTOO FRIGHTENED TO . KNOW WHAT I'M ; DOING" !.. NORMAL,. 111., Mary' luoEtroy. d ' Feb. 11. ((F)— daughter of city ) H. F. McElroy of Kan- City, was taken' from a Chl- '' J 'C»(ro bos at 11 as m. today for questioning by police after her ' ircn'irted disappearance f V o m Kansas' City. J Miss McElroy was travelling alone. The 26-year-o!d brunette, victim of a sensational kidnap 1 ing In May of 1633, .readily Admitted , her identity. .'•it was nervousness over the penalties meted out to three of the Says 'Gambling Law' Harms Business And. Morals AUSTIN, Feb. 11 (fl 5 )— Governor Jamci V. Allred today asked the legislature to repeal the law legalizing pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing. The governor said no niceties of language, talk of so-called "pari- mutuel or certificate" systems, could disguise the fact that everything P"nnltted under the race track "gambling law Is gambling pure and simple/' He asrartad the act, originally passed, as an amendment to the departmental appropriation bill in the closing hours of the ,43rd legislature knd re-enacted at the first called s?srion ft little later, legalized flagrant, evils "outlawed by patriots in the legislature 26 years ago." "In my humble judgment, if this matter were left up to a vote of the people of this state, repeal of the race track gambling law would be overwhelmingly approved," Gov. Allred said in a special message. "For the sake of the homes and children of Texas, for the sake of nien convicted of her abduction ; legitimate business, I earnestly urge which catised her. to leave her fath- ......... ef's'hcmo, in Kansas City last night, she said,' ' <-One of the three, Walter L. Mc- Oe'q, is under sentence of death for the' $30,000 kidnaping. A second, 0ebcrge:L. McGee, drew a life sentence. '•. '•'.''.,"..• ;.'Appealing tired and worn, the young wpnian told police who stop- 'ped.the/bus that she had not eaten since . she left her home, late last night.- v;•:.;: . •' • .-•.'..-.. ..-... ' \Her; disjtppearance^she left home after:'telling'her father she was ,go.- Ingj'^c'WJnstairs 'to play the radio— at'iflrst. caused fear she had been crrYj.Feb. II.. • Miss Mary -Mofelroy,. who mysior- Iqusly disappeared '. Intrf, night today telegraphed her father from Springfield, Hi., saying that she was safe. ... ^ The 'telegram was read to Judge H..-P. 'itfcElroy over the telephone. Her daughter said she did not know how she/reached th» Illinois city. Judge 'McElrcy said an ail-plane would be sent to Springfield to return her here. The message said: ' "Sorry" but I am too frightened to know what I am doing ',' . , It- was' signed "Mary." Miss McElroy recently has been the-reciplent of abusive and threatening letters and • telephone calls concerning the 1933 kidnaping, for which the convicted leader, Walter McGee, is. under sentence of death. She has had several nervous breakdowns since her experience in the hands of the kidnap gang. MSss Mcllroy is 28 years old. She has a brother, Henry MoElroy Jr. •JMlss McElroy has made several visits (afl-the Missour| penitentiary to • visit {'George McGee. She declined tq comment on whether she would s«k to sld him in obtaining a parole from his life sentence, The death sentence pronounced on Walfcdr 1 McGee was the first ever United States for kld- you to carry out the will of the pnople and repeal this pernicious law." A bill repealing the race betting law has ben favorably rep'orted 'by a house committee, and a senate bill is pending In the senate. Business, Morals Hurt, Calling attention to the declara- lon of the state democratic plat- orm for repeal of the law, Allred aid that- in the 17 months since its nactment"'Texas has witnessed and uffered every evil pointed out by George Washington as attendant up- i gambling." "The very foundation of morality and charjicter of our. people is being inaermined by' legalized, cohimer- ilalized and advertised gambling," he said. "Within its shadow stalks very kind of racketeering. Th,e out, the :thug-, have been ' brought within the law and invade the ealms of ; decency. Embezzlements, ulcides, swindling^ and : social dis- ases have followed in a dire chain events. "The consequences are uniformly and Clarence Stevens/ BrtWcrfid the home of the city man.a]jer ! about U a, m, Saturday, May- 27,, 1933, inducing the 'housekeeper, Mfss Heda' Christensen, to unlatch 'the screen to take what we)-* .purported to be samples of facfi cream for M)ss Mclroy, Stevens/ stiH^s at large, ' McGee, the kidnap leader, was arrested in Amarjllo, a week after th?-,abduction. Part of the marked. ransom money was found op, him. "His appeal from the death Cientencg is now pending in the Missouri supreme^ court. &PRNS TO DEATH BAH AN0ELO. Feb, U (/P)—Bruce Neal, 23,', Mennrd livestock • commission dea/er, died in 8 hospital here this morning from burns sustained Sunday ^ight as, the re&ult of the explOfijo|» i of gasoline in a gallon bottle near an elertric heater in the bathroom of his home, Neal smothered thft Maze by wrapping a robe about mm and ran to neighbors who gav^ emergency treatment. The Neal residence was saved. I Heard , * Two negroes, working on the city street? tots morning, having a conversation on the condition of the country. Said one of the negroes "Boy, Jaa teHin' you ff« is havin bettan dfjmes, Ah paw two jack rabbits goto' down the street dis mawnin' and dare wasn't a single • • after dem. 1 ' • man \tifqw about the depjprable condition ol s°«^ of ' rent hwse& H? «id he an.4 toe teft bug See .ALLRED, Page 6 100 Transients III; Physicians Blame Ptomaine SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 11 W)— Three transients were seriously ill D.nd "about 100 others" were re- x>vering today from what was ditrg- losed as ptomaine poisoning, result- ng from a meal eaten by about 600 odgers at thie federal transient bureau h(ere last night. Secrecy marked the official handing of the .situation, authorities in harge of ,the 111 refusing to disclose names of those in serious condition >r other details. Late last night, it was .reported ,hat one transient was dying, 4£ others were In serious condition anc perhaps 100 mom were stricken to some extent. Physicians workec hroughout the night and 1 trimmed odwn tile sick list sharply, Dr. W. W. Bondurant, summoned ,o the bureau, said he expected the three seriously ill transients to recover. * He said it had not been determined .ist what food caused the poisoning The transients lodging at the bureau ate spinach, mustard, tongue and cabbage slaw for supper. When the poison began to take effect during the night, scores of nen writhed in agony on the floors of the bureau, Othbrs fainted and officials were hard-pressed to care for the sick. Stomach pumps were rushed from Fort Sam Houston and hastily applied. Officials cleared the building quickly of all but the transients physicians and nurses and an nounced that "there Is nothin alarming about the Incident." Guard were placed at the doors. Stolen Bicycle Recovered Here City police officers yesterday r covered a bicycle belonging to Doug las Stark which was stolen from it front' of, the Rex theater Frida night. A youth was arrested an turned over to the county but h was later released. Ti(e Stark bicycle had been dis mantled ahd the wheels and hand! bars placed on a different franw The youth Wid he purchased th bicycle and stuck to his story de spite lengthy questioning. ffo trace o? a mj!d.ioine kit. shoe; groceries,'j^w9 shotguns, and. a sui case and, f pom' th urclay nte Duke To Rescue Of Radio Star SHEPARD FREED! O •VERDICT IS RIGHT AND JUST,' DECLARES ARMY MAJOR Steaming- at full 'Speed through the South. Pacific, the Australian cruiser,, Australia, 'above, with the Duke 6f Gloucester aboard, rushed to the' rescue, of the Seth Parker,, left below, American schooner : commanded by Phillips Lord, right, as a terrific pale threatened destruction of the wealthy radio star's vessel, in which, -lie! is. touring 'the world. The Parker, with 14 persons aboard, called for help when she was GOO miles.north west of Tahiti* Troops Off To Africa T6picr^Su^crnf BY OTHER WRITERS CHARLES A. GUY in Lubbock Journal—That Girl on Broadway ,ays a man is no bigger than the ncldents which worry him. W. MAX WADE in Groom News —Wednesday when Ruel Smith was phoning officers at Clarendon and Memphis to stop the man who stole ils pistol, he also phoned to Clarendon to stop by his home and get some laundry. JODOK in Priona Star—Did you ever have the rare pleasure of hav- ng known while he was a boy, some one who became famous as a man? Well, that has been one of my experiences, and if you are interested in this experience of mine, lust pick up the January issue of ,he American Magazine and turn to page 56, I think it is, where you will see one of those big brown pic- ,ures. Of course you have seen 'Pop Eye" the Sailor. Well, there is his creator, E. C. Segar, pictured with the long cigar. MILLER In —You'd never HONEST BILL Spoarman Reporter- think Sid Clark could tell a whopper. Here It is— 'Cold weather—why back in '86 it got so durn cold that all the calves in the country froze to death There was terrible bawling every day as the cattle froze to death and of course cattle owners had to carry off the bodies and dump them Into the canyons—now believe See COLUMN, Page 6 Soldiers Start For Hostilities On Somaliland-Ethi- opia Frontier In Africa. By ANDRUE BERDING Associated Press Foreign Staff Copyright, 1085, bv The Associated Press.) ROME, Feb. 11.—Italy called one-quarter million men to the colors today and started thousands of soldiers off to Africa as fresh hostilities were reported on the frontier between . Italian Somali- land and Ethiopia. A government spokesman saic that the whole military class of 1911 had been called out, and it is'known that the class numbers thore than 225,000 men. An official communi- que announced that two divisions— numbering 8,000 men each—had also been mollized. The call to service was issued jaid the government, "for measures of a precautionary nature," The text of the communique follows: • •-.«*... 'As a measure of precautionary nature, two divisions of the Pelori- tana and the Cavinana have been mobilied between the 10th and llth infantry. "Operations of recall of the contingents of the class of 1911. have been conducted with the greates order." Reports from Naples • early thi; afternoon indicated several thou sand troops already have sallet frpm there. See TROOPS, Page 6 WEST TEXAS: Partly cloud tonight and Tuesday; somewha warmer in north and east portion Tuesday. Senate Debates More Than Hour On Sarah Hughes House Passes Bills' To Curb Power Of Courts TOPEKA, Feb. 1L Charles A. Shepard, V. S. Retired today was acquitted by a jury of the charge that he murdered his second wife, Zenana, 37, by poison at Fort Kllcy, Has., June 15, 1929. The Jury was brought into the «urt room at 8:55 a. m., but the cerdict was not handed in for 25 nlnutes. Judge Colin Neblett did not reach he court room from his hotel un- 11 9:20, during which Interval both ury and spectators moved nervous- y in their seats. The verdict is right and just," Shepard said. Shepard, now 83 and married to a third wife, was convicted once of wisoning Mrs. Zenana Shepard but ,he supreme court of the United States set the verdict aside on. a showing of prejudicial testimony near the trial's close. Mrs. Shepard was 37 when she died after a lingering and mysterious 'illness which puzzled all physicians in the army post at Fort Riley, Shepard, in his defense, set forth that she was a despondent drunkard who often threatened suicide. Government testimony sought to prove that Shepard. who had gone » San Antonio, Tex., to take a flight surgeon's course in the fall " J.9.38,- iheBe-iniet and, fell In love with Miss 'Grace 'Brandon, then 23, and that he poisoned his, wife in order to be free to marry her. They pledged their troth, the government claimed, around Thanksgiving of 1928 although Shepard contended that it was not until nearly a year later. Miss Brandon, who surrendered Shepard's letters and gifts to the prosecution, was a witness against tier erstwhile lover at both trials. After his previous conviction had been set aside, Shepard married his friend and benefactor, the former Aliqe J. Watt, of Denver, who provided his $25,000 bond. Mrs, Shepard, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Burr Cooper of Denver, sat throughout the trial which ended today. Under the law, the verdict rendered, today had to be either not guilty, guilty without capital punishment or guilty. The latter verdict carried with it a mandatory death sentence. The jury, however, chose' the verdictofnot guilty. Man Falls From Truck And Dies Mellon Fights AUSTIN, Feb. 11. (AP)—The senate today recessed until 3 p. m., after one hour and 20 minutes debate without action on confirmation of Representative Sarah T. Hughes of Dallas as a district judge. James V. Allred expressed opposition today to division of the power to appoint members of the proposed state planning board between the governor, the lieutenant-governor and the speaker of the house. The senate had under consideration a bill passed by the house creating the board to coordinate senate and federal recovery programs. The administration measure called for appointment of six members by the governor with he secretary of state the seventh, ix-offlcio. "I have stated to a number of senators personally that I have no objection to substituting the chairmen of the state board of water engineers for the secretary of state," Gov. Allred said in a spec- al message to the senate. 'With reference to placing other state officers upon the board, however, I wish to call your attention ,o the fact that practically every j state officer already has more du- ,ies to perform than he can efficiently discharge." 'The 'Texas' house passearil4~to B; and sent, to the senate the first of D bills to curb powers of district courts to .grant injunctions restraining enforcement by the Texas railroad commission of oil conservation orders. The bill would require that notice be given the commission of an application for injunction and op- Feb. 11 (£>>—A man named liattlmore, about 55, was injured fatally when he fell from a truck as it' rounded a curve and a door came open mid-afternoon Sunday 1 on a highway detour 3 miles north of Meadow. One of two women who were In the truck cab with Lattimore driving, Sheriff J. S. Smith of Terry county said. The women and Lattimore were on their way to Terry county jail al Brownfleld to gain release on bond of two young men who had been taken there from Lubbock for theft The men, brothers, were husbands of the women and nephews of Lattimore. • They, had been released on bond before the wives reached Brownfield Lattimore was taken to Brownfleld in the truck and died soon after arriving, Sheriff^Smlth said. OLDEST MASON DIES PLANO, Feb. U. (AP)—Thomas Firiley Hughston, 93, reputed to have been the oldest mason in Texas, died today at his Piano home. He lived in Piano' 69 years and was a confederate! veteran. See SENATE, Page 6 SETH PARKER IS READY TO QUIT SfflrYHESAYS King George's Son Is Again Steaming To Rescue HONOLULU, Feb. 11 (JP>— At 2 a. m. today (7:30 a. m. EST), the naval radio station here heard a, message from the schooner, Seth Parker, saying the wind was abating but that everybody aboard Was packing belongings In case it became necessary to abandon the ship. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11 W>— An SOS call from the American "adventure ship," Seth Parker, sent the gray British cruiser, II. M. S. Australia, through a gather- Ing South Sea storm early today to the rescue of the battered old schooner. It was the second time in 24 hours that the cruiser, with royalty aboard, had steered toward the Parker on a similar errand of mercy. The United States navy also went into action. The naval radio station at Honolulu said a navy tug had been ordered to leave the base at Samoa at 6:30 a. m. Honolulu time (noon, EST) for the stricken craft. The SOS call climaxed a day of mystery arid skepticism concerning the schooner's condition. Duke On Board. At dawn yesterday the cruiser came alongside in response to trouble messages that Wad 'been coming for three days, qnly to find the smaller See SETA PARKER, Page 6 Rep. Worley Hears Local Gas Opinions Open-Mindedness Is' Illustrated at Gathering By STAFF WRITER Holding hands across the taible, a group of .Pampa men, representing a, crpsis-sectlon of opinion, gathered'yesterday morning at the Schneider hotel and gave Rep. Eugene Worley a Httje breakfast- table philosophy on the Panhandle sja/S situation, ' •" * !£*, Woyley, refcrpssnbatjw of fe' Wie laau) f}ist|-H spent- yje week-end here in an attempt to sound out public -sentiment regarding the questions of gas wastage and marketing. He asked for an opportunity to sit in on an open, unbiased, frank discussion of the situation—and he got what he asked. For mpre than three 'hours he listened, while men on both sides aired their positions. The landowners told their story, the producers presented their problems, the carbon bjacfc interest voiced;' their stand. Business and pmfes sional m,en wto 'have n a *«** 1n )» 'plHiftr ih£ companies or the stripping plants had their say. Mr. WprleV afforded at attentive audience, then made the keynote address, a statement which balances the degree of success and expresses the solution to the problems, when he briefly said: "If everybody involved in this situation, on both sides, weite as unselfish, as understanding:, as interested in seeing justice administered., and as public-spirited as you 'peopije of °~ ""•* * K1 ° fefW ft Regardless of the fact that both sides were the/re to furnish infor mation .which will be made use o in the consideration of the ga problems, several observations were notajble. Not one man relegated Pampa' position, present or future,' to the background. The lasting benefits which would accure to this tei tory by the passage of some cor Motive measures were of primary importance; individual interests were secondary. Not owl man colored relatively II. Van Fossuu A major battle on the income tax front is approaching, with ^Pittsburgh the scene of action,^ when three members of the board of tax appeals .will decide whether Andrew W. Mellon will collect $129,045 as overpayment of his income levy or pay $3,075,103 to Uncle Sam for alleged evasion and 'penalties. Heading government counsel in the fight Is Robert Jackson, with Frank J. Hogan, of Teapot Dome war fame, defending Mellon. An Ohio republican, Ernest II. .Van Fossean, will preside at the hearings; ; LATE BLAMES SERVANTS FOR KIDNAPING IN ARGUMENT WASHINGTON, Fel). 11 (/Pi— The senate appropriations committee voted 14 to 9 to reconsider the McCarran prevailing wage amendment to the $4,880,000,000 relief bill, but deferred a final vote on-it until later tho day. PAWNEE, Okla,, Feb. 11. (AP) — Defense attorneys stormed at "nasty, dirty insinuations" by the prosecution today In tedious questioning of. prospective jurors in the murder trial of Phil Kennamer, federal judge's ID-year-old son, for the Thanksgiving night slaying of John F. Gorrell Jr. ROME, Feb. II. (AP)—A government spokesman declared tonight "The situation Is grave and it is impossible to state what will By WILLIAM A. KINNEY (Copyright. 1(186, by The Associated Pr FLEMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 11. —Reverting to an original coili tentlon of an "Inside Job," count*! for Bruno Richard ItanptmAnn today accused Betty Gow arid the late Ollie Whatelejr of complicity in the kidnaping and murder of Baby Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. Pleading to save Hauptmann from the electric chair as the perpetrator of the crime, Edward J. Bellly ->t Brooklyn, chief of the defense staff, declared: "Colonel Lindbergh was stabbed 'n the back by those who wprked for him." • • Ladder a 'Plant' In this contention he Hung out he name of Betty Gow, the baby's I'ursemald, and charged she was he only person aside front the Lindberghs who knew the baby was 'o be in Hopewell on the night of *e crime; and of Whateley; the butler, now dead, who he said had "harge of the dog which failed to \jark when the baby was taken. The booming attorney charged the kidnap ladder was a "plant, and that the baby was not taken from Its nursery through the;window. ••' • • "The person that picked . that •*ild out of that crib," he cried, "I ?ive you my solemn word, the inference I draw, knew that child and L ,hat child knew that person." Beilly's summation began after the state had used an hour of its time to. declare. the contention it had proved "not only beyond a reasonable doubt, but conclusively and overwhelmingly" Hauptnwnn was guilty of thb crime. . •_ Reilly claimed the child would have cried if a stranger had picked It up, unless it had been doped. •_ Pursuing the contention the ladder was a plant, he said: _. "There Is nothing in the mud to indicate that Hauptmann or anybody else fell in that mud, 'and there is nothing in the mud that indicates the baby fell in the-mud." Johnson Accused Reilly several times brought in the name of "Red" Johnson, tlje Norwegian sailor and friend of Betty Gow, who talked to her .on the telephone early in the evening of the crime. •,,.,,' 't "Why was the man who talked to Betty Gow while Colonel: Ltaid- toefgh was eating-dinner allowed ;to remain in the safety of Denmark?" he asked. • v. • "The signal was given," he said, " 'the coast is clear,' and that child came down either one of those .two staircases, wrapped in the arms of some person the poor little chlld'ha4 confidence in and that's -why. • It didn't cry, that's why it didn't scream and there was no: mOre breaking of a ladder, no falling -in the mud . . . because" in the soft mud at the foot of this ladder there would be the imprint of a man's body and possibly the Imprint of a child." • ' ' ' . ; Anthony M. Hauek, Hunterdon county prosecutor, spoke for the state. ' ... Reilly told the jurors that ."despits the position and the prestige and the wealth of the distinguished family who find themselves in the. position here of being bereaved, the state must prove Its case according ,to the law and "not guess-work.'not inference, not maybes and • not speeches." 'Crime of Century" Reilly attacked the pattern of the state's case. : ,,'. . -> "This Is the crime of the century and it is the worst crime and the lowest type of crime ever committed to my knowledge," the defense;aU torney said, "but It is not the defendant who is guilty of it." : • He mildly ridiculed the state's technical evidence. • ;•.;, "This case has 'come down now," he said, "in mi' opinion : to'this, common, ordinary horse-sensei ;and against that we are confronted wl.th a lot of technicians and experts ;who at sq much a day give us their opinion of things." Opening for the state,' siirroundr ed by nearly 400 mute exhibits and heard by the gray-faced,. *orrlea, defendant, Prosecutor Anthony- SI. Hauck of Hunterdon county told the jury: - >",;_. - v "The state of New Jersey contends that they have , proven - tfot only beyond a reasonable 'dOubt,-,b(jt conclusively and pverwhelminjT'that Bruno Richard Haup^mann48\gullty of murder In the first, degreej that he is guilty of the murder o? the infant, Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr." He pointed out at on.ce" tliait-the state had established the corpus delecti. • . . • . • Hauck Opens Arguments He recited the details of the be done ii Ethiopia ignores our protest," as Italy mobilized more than ojic-quarter million fighters ready for African duty. He said, however, that no ultimatum had as yet been sent to Addis Ababa, the capltol of Ethiopia, theory which he declared the state proved, that Hauptmann entered the nursery window of the'I^nd- bergh home by means of a ladder, yanked the sleeping baby from its crib, started back down the ladder with it and fell to the ground as the Sec HAUPTMANN, Page 6 ADVISED TO LEAVE NAPLES, Feb. 11. (AP)—Mrs. Madeline Force Astor Dick . Fiermonte was advised today by her attorney to leave Italy at once in order to avoid possible bigamy complications. The former" social registerite, who is the second wife of the Italian boxer, said that the attorney hftdi informed her that she might face a sentence of from one to five years for participating in Wpamy, since 1 Italy does no$ recognize divorce^ laito,!*- McAllister' PJ was n VJS$QV tn " I Saw ... ' The Bey. O. E. raises chickens both for and profit carrying in e, big Of eggs. • Buck Koonce and he stated "I Heard'" didn't teH but $he yarn about Koonce's a door glass ai tfcp Buck said the-dq*?/ was ,in i ' ~

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