Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 13, 1935 · Page 8
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Pampa, Texas
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Wednesday, February 13, 1935
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MACON (Continued from nage 1.) Numerous Inquiries into the disaster were expected today, primarily from the navy and congress. Congressional leaders intimated the disaster would mean the defeat of further development of lighter- than-alr-craft, already under fire. Akron Tragedy Remembered It. was the third, though least tragic disaster to overtake great airships of the United States fleet. The Akron crashed with a loss of 73 lives April 4, 1933, and the Shenandoah eight years earlier with a loss of 14 'of her crew. If the two missing are not found the Macon crash will bring to 350 the number of lives lost in the 15 major dirigible crashes in the world in the past 23 years. The remarkably small loss of life was attributed to naval discipline and the presence of a score of fighting craft with which the Mncon had maneuvered off the California coast for a day and a half. The exact cause of the disaster apparently was not known by the naval officers themselves whose ciyptic wireless messages told the dramatic story of the end of the Macon and the rescue of most of her crew. Rear Admiral C. E. Courtney of the cruiser Richmond, which picked up 64 survivors, said the number !) gas cell had burst. Earlier Commander Wiley had said It was cells 1 and 2. Wiley's story of the crash follows: "While off Pt. Sur, a course north nil engines standard speed 63 knots, altitude, 1,250 feet, air squally, about 5:18 p. m. (P. S. T.) a casualty occurred In stern. "I thought elevator control carried away. Ship took a bow up Inclination, rase rapidly. "Ordered all ballast and fuel slip tanks dropped aft of midship. Received prompt word number 1 gas cell under fins was gone and stem was crumbling and finally that numhpr 2 cell was gone. "Tried to land ship near cruisers off Pt. Rur but could not see surface until shortly before landing. "The ship landed stern first with no 'way on (no speed ahead) at 5:40. All hnnds took to rubber boats and saw ship finally sink. Discipline excellent and all hands had alarm In time to don life Jackets." Only Ono SOS The light house keeper at Point Fur lold of seeing the airship suddenly sink and then rise rapidly and disappear from sight so that he could not see it through the fog CVPU with powerful glasses; •Simnltaneouslv Wiley sent out his onlv SOS rcpci-tfng the ship was "falltap." Nnval craft In the immediate vicinity headed at once for the Macon's position, and Admiral J. M. Reeves, commanding the fleet maneuvers, took charee of all air lines to'Hired the search. Thlrtv boats In the area, mostly rrpft steaming for San Francisco Bnv. turned to her aid. Six coast guard cutters were ordered to put out from various California ports—the Calynson, Tahoe. (^""'"pe, Ariadne, Perseus and Hermes. All hands in the Mare Island navy yard in Bon Francisco Bav were ordered to stand by. The Red Cross directed nearby agencies to be ready to lend aid. The naval hospital ship relief was ordered to speed to the scene from Southern California. The ability of the navy to mass ro much aid Immediately was impressive, but such ample help was unn?eded. Three ships breaking from the r^tnmn of cruisers, with the aid of their powerful searchlights and calcium flares let off by the Macon nuick'v picked up the 81 survivors. The Richmond took aboard 64, the Concord 11 nnd the Cincinnati 6. FOB Interested After a futile search of the dark waters for the two missing men, they continued to San Francisco. President Roosevelt, as soon as he heard of the disaster, phoned ifcp naval communications headquarter^ to obtain first hand information of the Macon's casualty. As messages relating to the crash flashed into the capital, these were miickly relayed to the president's desk. The chief executive was known to be relieved that the casualty list, if any, would be small. Former President Herbert Hoover received the startling news while he was attending a Lincoln day dinner in New York. "This is very sad news indeed," f«M the former president. "The M»non was launched during my administration and I hope that all of those aboard are alive and safe." Hardly had reports of the disaster reached the capital than congressional leaders intimated the tragedy might provide the answer —"no!" —to the question of the practicability of lighter-than-alr-craft for naval scouting purposes. Scout Banquet Held at Church A. G. Post, president of Adobe Walls council, and Supt. R. B. Wsher were speakers, and Harry Kelly the entertainer when more than 90 men and boys attended a father-son banquet at First Bap- list church last evening celebrating the 25th anniversary of Boy Scouting, Otto Love, new scout master for the Baptist church troop, was Introduced. Roy Wallrabenstein, Misses Willie Reece Taylor and 'Ann Sweatman presented musical numbers. The banquet, one effort of the church to honor Boy Scouts on their anniversary, was planned by men of the Brotherhood. Ticket sa'es were in charge of Dr. C. H. Srhulkey, M. P. Downs, and R. L. Edmcndson. SON TO QVBRTONS Pr. and Mrs. M. O. Overton Jr. are the parents of a son, born at Worley Hospital yesterday. Weigh Ins 5 pounds, 10 ounces, the child has been named Marvin C. Overton, 3rd, Mother find baby are doing flue, Di-. Overtcm said this morning. NEW YORK, Feb. 13. (VP)— Scattered buying gave the stock market a fairly firm appearance during most of today's session although trading rmained light. Gains of fractions to around a point outnumbered the losses at the finish The closing tone was steady. Sales approximated 400,800 shares. Am Can ..... 15 116'A 115 116 Am & For Pow 4 4Vi 4"s 4V, Am Rad .... 15 14 13 : H 14 Am S&R ..... 8 34 Tf, 34 34'4 Am T&T .... 16 103-T, 103% 103% Anne ........ 12 10% 10% 10% AT&SF ...... 24 44 42 ft 427.1 Avia Corp Bdwin Loc B & O ...... 4 Barnsdnll Ben Avia ... Beth Stl ... Briggs Mfg . Case J I ... Chrysler ... Colum G&E1 Corn! Solv .. Con Gas Ccn Oil ...... 9 7 : !i Cur Wri ..... 7 2-r, El P&L Gen El Gen Mot Gen Pub Svc 4 ',4 5-71 5% 5% 11% 5 G", 6'i G'/i . 5 15 H 15 U 15',i 9 2914 29 H 29 Vi . 23 2Ti 26M- 27 55 7% 2 to 6 55 U 55 44 38'f, 38 1 /, 38% 49 6% 6's 6 'A 19 21',i 20!d 21 43 19 U 18% 183i 7-r, 2% 9 2to 159 23% 23</. 2311 39xd31Vi 30% 31 .1 174 Gillette ...... 21 14 13ft 14 Goodyear .... 10 22ft 22U 22ft Hous Oil New 2 2ft Hupp Mot .... 14 2ft 2% 111 Ccn ...... 9 13 '/i Int Harv .... 13 40 Int T&T ____ 7 8% Kelvin ....... 12 17 U, 16ft 16% Kenncc ...... 19 10 to 16% 16 to M K T ...... 1 5 M Ward .... 18 26 to 26 Nat Dry Pr .. 41 16ft 16 2% 13 13'4 39% 40 8% 26 '.i 16 to NEW ORLEANS COTTON NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 13 (Aft—The market continued rather quiet all morning, but some trade buying and price fixing coupled with better outside markets caused some improvement in prices. March traded up to 12.34, May to 12.40, July to 12.45 and Oct. to 12.31, up 3 to 6 points from the early lows. Near noon March eased off 2 points to 12.32 and Dec. 1 point to 12.30, making the price level net unchanged to 4 points up compared with Monday's close. KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY, Feb. 13. W)—(U. S. D. A.)—Hogs 2,000; active, uneven; 15-25 higher; 140-350 Ibs 6.908.20; sows 275-500 Ibs 6.35-7.65. Cattle 3,500; calves 600; fed steers mostly steady early; other classes fully steady; choice medium weight stears held above 13.00; steers, good and choice 550-1500 Ibs 8.00-13.25; common and medium 550 Ibs up 4.50-10.00; heifers, good and choice 550-900 Ibs 6.75-10.50; cows, good 5.75-7.00; vealers (milk fed), medium to choice 5.00-9.00^ Light-Pole Cat Finally Rescued And Leaves Town A country cat came to town last week and, not being accustomed to trees ond poles, climbed to the top of an electric light pole to escape from a dog. Thjen it couldn't get down. It had been used to dodging into a barn or under a porch to get away from canines. The cat, just an ordinary yellow colored feline, parked on the cross niece of a pole in the 500 block on SJorth Hobart street for two days. The fire department was notified of the cat's plight and yesterday afternoon following.a run to a fire, the ;ruck went around by Hobart street and saved the cat from its precarious' position. Bobby Burns donned climbing spurs and made his way to the top of the pole. The cat was puzzled. Bobby finally hooked his safety belt around the pole and cornered Mr. Cat. Firemen on the ground held a landing sheet and the cat was dropped. It bounced once and then without saying thank you or giving a look of appreciation headed north on Hobart street. When last seen, the cat was on Us way back to the country. CENTENNIAL (Continued from page 1.) work on the celebration Immed- ately were announced at the meeting, as follows: Raymond Harrah, chairman of the float committee; T. B. Chess- cr, chairman of decorations committee; John Ketler, chairman of dramatic production and cast committees with Dick Hughes chairman of the direction committee and Russell Kennedy head of the properties committee. Chairmen of other committees remain to be appointed. Complete plans for the dramatic production, floats and parade will be announced within £ next week. The Pioneers Roundup will be held along the same lines as last year. Other attractions will be announced later. Wash House Blaze Is Extinguished A blaze in a wash house at the rear of 411 -Yeager street was extinguished by the fire department yesterday afternoon before much damage resulted. The fire was put out with water from the booster tank on one of the large trucks. The call was the fourth of the month. A meeting qf the Pampa Fire Prevention board will be held some night next week. Joe Burrow has been named chairman of the board. His duty is to promote safety in the city. Jack Smith of AowtUo was n visitor yesterday. HAUPTMANN (Continued from page I.) upon the wood and give the evidence in -respect thereto such weight as you think it entitled to after a consideration of the credibility of the witness." As to Hauptmann's own testimony : "His interest in the result 1 may be taken Into consideration on the question of whether he is telling the truth. His previous convictions fBB PAMPA BAH* NEWS, P«fflf»»» penciled telephone number ond address of Dr. Condon, he said: "If you believe that he did (write the notation on' the panel) although he now denies it, you may conclude that it throws light upon the question whether or not he was dealing with Dr. Condon." On the discovery of ransom money in Hauptmnnn's garage,, the court remarked: Court Asks Questions "Does it not appear that many thousands of dollars of ransom bills were found In Ms garage, hidden in the walls or under the floor, that others were found on his per- of crime may be considered only as i son when he was arrested and oth- affecting his credit as a witness.' Question Favors State Of Amandus Hockmuth, the aged man who said he saw Hauptmnnn with a ladder in a car near the Lindbergh home on the day of the crime: "This testimony, if true, Is highly significant. Do you think trjat there is any reason upon the whole to doubt the truth of the old man's testimony? May he not have well and easily remembered the circumstance in view of the fact that that very night the child was carried away?" When Justice Trenchard finlshjed i- ~ho rt rp he had to want the spectators to cease their "humming ana ouzzlng." He told the attorneys to argue any exceptions to his charge after the jury retired. As to Hauptmann's alibi witnesses, the judge told the jury: "You should consider the fact, whjere it is the fact, that several of the witnesses have been convicted of crime and determine whether or not their credibility has been affected thereby. And where it appears that witnesses have made contradictory statements you. should consider that fact and determine their credibility as affected thereby." His remark on circumstantial evidence was: "When the case against the defendant is made up whjolly of a chain of circumstances and there is reasonable doubt as to any fact the existence of which Is essential to establish guilt, the defendant should be acquitted. "It is not sufficient that the circumstances prove, coincide with, account for and therefore render probable the hypothesis that is sought to be established by the prosecution. They must exclude to a moral certainty every other hypothesis but guilt." the single one of The jury was instructed that it may conclude from the evidence that Baby Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., was stolen by someone who entered the nursery of the Lindbergh home through the window by means of a ladder. The defense had contended the baby was carried down the stairs of the home by someone on the "inside" and that the ladder was a plant. The court also charged the jury that it may conclude the baby's sleeping suit was stripped from It at the point at wriich the nurse Betty Gow said she found its thumbguard. This evidence was important to the state's case because the baby's body was found in Mercer county. Hauptmann is charged with murder in Hunterdon county. In Condon Testimony "The state contends that the un- contradlcted evidence of Colonel Lindbergh and Dr. (Charles) Mitchell and other evidence justifies the reasonable inference that the felonious stroke occurred in East Amwell township in Hunterdon county, when the child was seized and carried out of the nursery window and down the ladder by the defendant, and that death was instantaneous; and from the evidence you may conclude, if you see fit. that the child was feloniously stricken on the first day of March ac tris township of East Amwell in this county and died as a result of that stroke." Reviewing the ransom negotiations, in which Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon said he paid Lindbergh's $50,000 to H'auptmann, Justice Trenchard said: "It is argued that Dr. Condon's testimony is Inherently improbable and should in part be rejected by you, but you will observe that his testimony is corroborative in large part by several witnesses whose credibility has not been impeached in any manner whatsoever. "Of course, if there is in the minds of the jury a reasonable doubt as to the truth of any testimony, such testimony should be rejected, but, upon the whole, is there any doubt in your mind as to the reliability of Dr. Condon's testimony?" 'It is argued," Justice Trenchard said, "that Colonel Lindbergh could not have identified that voice and that it is unlikely tlVat the defendant would have talked with Condon. Well, those questions are for the determination- of this jury." As to the gang theory expounded Hie defense chief, Edward J. nellly, the court said; About Gang Theory "It is argued by defendant's counsel that the kidnaping and murder was done by a gang and not by the defendant and that the defendant was in no wise concerned therein. The argument was to the. effect that it was done by a gang with the help or connivance of some ona- or more servants of the Lindbergh' or Morrow households. f "Now, do you believe that? ty there any evidence In this case whatsoever to support any sucj* conclusion?" jr The doors of the courtrooar'Vere locked as thte charge^jws given. The Associated Press, the only news service subscribing to the official transcript of the proceedings, was able, however, to report the instructions as they were delivered. The judge declared it a matter of importance as to whether Hauptmann wrote the original ransom note which was found in the Lindbergh nursery and the 13 notes that followed. He recalled trje numerous state experts testifying that Hauptmann wrote them, Hauptmann's denial and the testimony of one defense expert who said Hauptmann did not write them. He said; "The weight of the evidence to prove the genuineness of handwriting is fully for the Jury, About the disputed panel in JJauptiamuVs closet wlUoli ppre the ers passed by him from time to time. * * *. "The defendant says that these ransom bills, moneys, were left with him by one (Isador) Fisch, a man now dead. Do you believe that?" He told the jury it might also consider the evidence that shortly after the delivery of the ransom Hauptmann began to purchase stock in a much larger way and to spend more freely. Then he asked: "Do you believe his testimony that the money was left with him in a shoe box, and that it rested on Uif top shelf in his closet for several months? "His wife, as I recall It, said she never saw the box and I do not recall that any witness, excepting the defendant, testified that they ever saw the shoe box there." Reviewing the state's evidence, the court remarked: "The fact of death) seems to be proved and admitted, "There Is evidence from which you may conclude, if you sec fit, that the person who carried away the child, entered the nursery or child's bedroom through the southeast window of the nursery room by means of a ladder placed against the side of the house, under or near the window, and this occurred shortly after 9 o'clock at night." The jury was carefully guarded •when it was brought Into the court for the charge. It was flanked by nine civil guards and a detail of state troopers, and, kept in a tight line on the march from the hplel. Judge Trenchard reminded the jury of the scene about the Lindbergh house when Baby Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., was stolen on the night of March 1, 1932. He recalled that Colonel Lindbergh testified he heard a crash that sounded like wood on wood, and th^it thereafter a broken ladder was found. "Miss (Betty) Gow and Mrs. (Ollie) Whateley testified that later, about April 1, 1932," the court went on, "they found the thumbguard, which Miss Gow had securely lied to the wrist of the child's sleeping suit when she put him to bed, that they found tlifs thumbguard in the road leading from the Lindbergh home and on the Lindbergh property, witli the knot still untied, from which you may possibly conclude -that the sleeping suit was stripped off of the child at that place." Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Rogers of Tucumcari, N. M., visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Glover, Monday evening. Leo Brewster returned to Fort Worth this morning after attending •court here. Br. Brewsteti'" is assistant district attorney of Tarrant county. ' Harry Lipshy, manager of Levincs Store, is visiting^" eastern markets. He will be gone sevfiral weeks. Gene Muir George Brent In ,,,"• "DESIRABLE" .STATE man furjously'- Jjjkc^ it! j RichSrd £ /Gambe / with I Dorotliy / Bruce (jtttiot X,REX Y'SHMT. CHOJM PRESIDENT VANISHES ., v ' with . • tdwotd Arnold - Aithui ByiotV' Haul Kolly r P<99y Conkjin Andy De'yine . Jonut Boufllcr OigooiJ fpikint - tdwaid .Ellis Sydney 'Blackmer • Uene franklin Chgrley Qrapvwiti Dmcitd by ALTER, WANGER P . 0 y. tmtx la flora Tonite THURSDAY-FRIDAY-SATURDAY SPRING DRESSES One lot of new spring: dresses at this exceptionally low price. Yes, they have been reduced from our regular stock and you will readily recognize their original worth when you see them. Come In and try one on. You'll be delighted. 36 In. OUTING A Lcvinc special. Solid colors outing at this exceptionally low price. Yd 10 36 in. CRETONNE Month of Values Special. Fancy designed crc- tonc. Ordinarily much higher priced. Yd. ... A. B. C. BATISTE A very fine quality fabric. The name itself denotes excellence. The price denotes savings. Yd 19° SPIIKG SUITS The newest in men's suits. The new style backs and tailored pockets that have proven so popular. Pleated pants, some with zippers. Checks, plaids and many different patterns. These are our "Sweet Fifteens," ALTERATIONS FREE WASH SUITS A very nice assortment of linen two piece suits. They fit very nicely and really look much more expensive than they arc. 1" WASH DRESSES Practically any color and style that you would want will be found In this special assortment of wash dresses. All fast color. C LORRAINE SLIPS The name Lorraine indi- M ft ft catcs their quality. They || X J| fit well and last long;.— H Truly, this is economy. HI MONTH-OF-VALUES SPRING SHIRTS Regular $1.39 sliirts. A special buy and we mean special. You "'ill be surprised at the quality of broadcloth. Solids and patterns that wil!. make you want to buy six at a time. MEN'S O'COATS Closcout of our complete stock of men's o'coats.— Values formerly to $16.50. • • ft^ 7" KERRY-KUT SHORT Full cut shorts. Very good quality broadcloth. Covered clastic. Formerly our 50c number. Each 35' Tom Sawyer Shirts Boys' dress shirts. All lire-' shrunk and fast colors.— White and patterns. Sizes G to 14 1-2. These suits represent the finest that we could find for the particular lady. Their style is the newest. Their quality is of the finest. Their fit is most satisfactory, and the price is very reasonable. — Won't you lok them over? DIAPERS 27x27 Red Star quality diapers. An exceptionally soft diaper at this low price. Dozen GARZA SHEETS 81 x 90 Full size Garza sheets. | Note the low price and buy a supply. 79° BED SPREADS 90 x 108 Jacquard and floral de- m ^ "T signs. A very attrac- {| / | live bed-spread a* --""" ™ very attractive pri Imperial quality hats. Everyone is sold with an unconditional guarantee of satisfaction. AH the new spring styles. . Large and small brims. All colors. Spring Seersuckers j Beautiful new seersuckers for Spring:. Now is the time to start making that | new seersucker suit. Yd. . Spring Silks Here is what we call a real buy. First quality solid color silks that you help but like. Yd... Spring Taffetas The newest spring tafelas in plaids 'and prints. Just the thing to make that 'liew blouse in, and the time is just right. Yd. .. size,/ you will be bid to buy a jacket tb/t will I be good for onths to come. All first quality. „.,,., r CLQSEQUT Boys' Jackets Suedine or Melton (jloth jackets. Closing out our entire stock. Most sizes left. Closeout J49 Sheeplined Coats values to ( group. There may be some cold days yet, Most sizes In stock, Closcuot Work Pants Lion brand and W. D. quality work pants. Sizes 28 to 38. Blues and stripes, Closeout 0 SPRING COATS New spring coats in the newest styles. Very fine fabrics. Shop our windows for the latest. Come |if" and try one of these new coats and notice how complete it will make your new spring ensemble. ing Shoes Kid leathers and palm beach cloths. Blue, brown and white. A great assortment of styles for your selection. Children's Shoes One straps, Oxfords, low and medium Iicels. These are Peters shoes, the ones w e recommend for children's feet. J29 MEN'S SHOES Arnold's arch support (•hoes that .so many men have found aro the best for the money, . . r *^l*f 350 HOE-GLADSTONE Gcnui% full grain cowhide. This is an exceptional bag. See our complete luggage department before you buy. You Will UE agreeably surmised. . TO THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, 4 WHO ARE CELEBRATING THIS WEEK AS THEIR WEEK, WE DEDICATE THIS SPACE TO THEIR WON•UL ORGANIZATION. LONG MAY THEY CONTINUE THEIR HON— LEVINE'S PRICES TALK

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