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PAGE SIX (THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Patopft, ftitl MONDAY 18 » * 988 ' WRITER CONVINCED WAS KILLED BY ROCK HE Bl ALBERT W. WILSON Associated Press Foreign Staff BRUSSELS, Feb. 18. </P) — The first anniversary today of the death ol King Albert finds thousands of people In all corners of the world still unwilling to accept the official verdict that the Belgian monarch died "by accident." As time passes the beljef Hint Albert was murdered seems to become inore tenacious and widespread. It Is conceivable that a century or two centuries hence the theory of murder might be adopted by historians. However, It would be scorned today by any responsible chronicler of the tragedy. Yet-I have learned that mersagcs are continually arriving at the Brussels palace and at the Suvete publique, Belgium's political police department, expressing the conviction that the king was a victim of foul play. Clues innumerable are offered to expose alleged plots, held responsible for the tragedy. How important this matter looms in the mind of the man in the street was revealed by this fact: Everywhere I have been in Europe during the last year, the first question from persons who knew I was in Brussels for that weak of tears pnd cheers for the old king and the new, was: "Was it murder or accident?" A few hours after word of King- Albert's death was flashed around the world, an Associated Press photographer and I dropped down to earth here in the first airplane to get through the thick fog which had blanketed all Belgium that day; It happened that I was the only American correspondent to see the body of Albert at close range, before it was draped under the flag of Belgium and placed in the dim candlelight of a chapel in Brussels palace for the lying-in-state which began two days later. 'I am not in a position to answer categorically the question stated above, but I am convinced the king was killed accidentally by a chunk of slate-like rock which, unexpectedly loosened by him, fell on the right side of his head. Three months after the death of Albert, a British author and publicist, Lieut. Col. Graham Seton Hutchinson, a distinguished soldier in the world war and Egyptian and Indian campaigns before then startled the world by declaring Albert was killed by being "taliped on the back of the head." The main argument he made in support of this contention was that he had "ascertained" 'there were no bruises on his body oifhauds " Buy you* nytae-to-me'asure' at Kees & ^" STAT^A" Robert Yoiinsr Stuart Erwiu Leo CarlUa V ty rriJE \BAND / / /tAYS ON" For Scrapbook Here Is a Shirley Temple photograph for use in making up the scrapbook In th|E Patnjpa Daily NEWS-La Nora theater prize contest. Watch this paper and the theater ads dally for other Temple pictures for use in the scrapbooks, which must be turned in at The NEWS by noon of Saturday, March 2. The contest is open to all children under 12 years of age. Pictures may also be cut from magazines, newspapers, or original photographs. The scrapb'ook should be 8 by 10 inches In size, or larger, since the NEWS will give an 8 bq 10 photo of Shirley Temple when rach scrapbooK Is entered, for inclusion on the front or early pages of the book. Start your scrapbook today; you may win one of the 10 desirable prizes. And be sure to write your name, age, and address on your book. U S Stl .... 239 38% 35',4 38 New York Curb Stocks iitles Svc ..127 1W 1 1% Eliec B&S ... 83 8H 5'A 6% Gulf Oil Pa .. 13 67% 66 5774 Humble Oil ..45 50% 47W 50% d*»—, WHEAT TABLE Wheat: High Low Close May 99'fc 9614 08%-9S "uly 92% 89% 92'/i-% iept. 90^ 87-?i 90',j.-% KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK KANSAS CITY, Feb. 18. (/P)—(U. 3. Dept. Agr.)—Hogs: 4,000; mostly 0 higher than Friday's average; op 8.40 on choice 210 Ibs. up; 14050 Ibs. 7.25-8.40; sows 275-500 Ibs. .75-7.90. . Cattle: 9,000; calves; 1,500; little one early on beef steers; asking inn prices; oth/er killing classes teady to strong; steers, good and hoice, 550-1,500 Ibs. 8.00-13.25; ommon and medium, 550 Ibs. up .50-10.50; heifers, good and choice, 550-900 Ibs. 7.00-10.75; cows, good, i.00-7.00; vealers (milk-fed), me- Iliun to choice. 5.500-9.00. STOCKS (Continued from page 1.) SBRIEFS NEW YORK, Feb. 18. (IP}— The supreme court's gold clause decisions today touched off a bullish celebration in the stock market and prices spurted 1 to 9 points before encountering profit-taking. While extreme advances were halved or shaded in the late dealings, the close was strong. Transfers approximated 1,950,000 shares. . 85 123 118M 12194 14 4',.! 3% 4','g 119 14 : )i 13% 14V 113 39 Am Can Am & For Am Rad . Am Smelt Am Tel ., Anac 126 AT&SF 212 Avia Corp 36 B & O 151 Barnsdall 2 Bendix 62 Beth Stl .. ..143 Briggs ...... 194 Case J I 88 Chrysler .... 289 Cojum G&E 105 GOml Solv .. Con Gas ... Con Oil .... Cont Mot • •. Cont Oil Del Cur Wri .... El P&L .... Gen Elec ... Gen Mot ... Gen Pub Svc Gillette 44 Goodrich .... 22 Goodyear .... 85 Hcus Oil New 9 Hupp MotX... 24 111 CentT 54 Int Jirfrv .... 104 InV'T&T .... 84 Kilvin 80 yKennec 127 V K T .,,... 5 Mo Pap- : '. 5 M fdrd .... 213 35 37% 73 106'J, 102% 105 11% 52',4 5 15 6% 160.1 33% 29% 63 6'" 133 22 14 . 92 18% 70 8 10 .34 26 22 761 486 10 9& 52 '4V4 10 V 8 6K 15'/i 29 27% 557's 38 Vi 5 U 20 11% 47 5 13% 6% 16 14 31 Va 29 M. 60 % 41VI 5% 2191 18% nil 17% 7% 8 1U VA ..12 2% 25 Vi 33 1.1 2% 1414 11 24% 3 2-y, 16 43% Q'A 18 17'/i 5% 214 28% 17 23% 30% 2 17% 10 2214 2?', 214 13 40 14 17 " 16% 4% 25% 1614 27 5'!', 16 % Pack Mot .. Pan P&R .. Penney 33 Penn R R .. 126 Phil Pet .... 42 Pub Svc N J 31 Radio 340 Repub Stl Sears Shell Un . Simms Pet . Skelly .... Vac .. Ry ... Sou^-gac .. S O ind . Studebaker Tex Corp . Un Garb . U S Rub . 54. 104 . 48 . 14 . 4 139 106 196 25 144 . 48 72 . 51 7011 24 15% 2414 5% 15 Vi 37% 714 16 7% 14 16 18% 24", % 1814 6794 2114 15 22 IS 5 1314 34% 6% IB 701 13 2?i 2% 25', 32?' 2% 14'!' 11 24 2% 151* 421 9V 18 171! 5V! 28V WA 29 6 1 / 19 IV, ny 10 v 70 23 159? 231< '5V 14V 36T-. 71: 157 771 IS 14 11% 13 * 1411 16 r > 23Tfe- 24V *; % 201 4714 48$ 14% 15?! &4 masterpiece . ,--. a revel of urned suddenly buoyant. Wall Street had concluded that failure o uphold abrogation of gold claus- s In the railroad bonds, adding 69 jer cent to their indebtedness, would bankrupt most of them, and heir 'securities had been weighed down by that possibility. By th|e end of the first 15 minutes after trading after news tickers flashed the decision in Wall Street, trading facilities were overwhelmed. Some stocks jumped as much as $1 or more between sales. Santa Fe quickly rose $9 to above &52. Gains of $2 to $3 appeared hroughout the list. Chrysler was up nearly $3 to around $42; U. S. Steel up more than $2 to above $38; Du Pont rose more than $3 to close to $99; American Telephone, up nearly $2 o $105. The stock ticker quickly fell as much as five minutes behind transactions on the floor. MINNEAPOLIS, Feb., 18 ' (AP)— «rain trading at the Minneapolis chamber of commerce was suspended "until further notice" today fol- owing the gold clause decision by ;he supreme court. Prices shot up before operations were stopped . TORTONTO, Feb. 18 (AP) — trices shot upward on the Toronto exchange on announcement of ;he decision on the 1 . United tSates *old clause. Mining issues advanced 10 to 20 per cent ' and heavy advances v;ere chalked up in the industrials. GOLD (Continued from cage 1.) NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 18. Cotton prices on the New Orleans exchange took a sharp upward spufl with rather wild trading when firsl news of the supreme court's golc decision was received. The first understanding was that the government had won on all counts, but this information was later changed Prices rose to 25 to 28 points above Saturday's close. When it was learned that the decision called for the government to pay off federal "gold bonds" in gold or the equivalent amount of devalued currency prices dropped 6 to 11 points under the top with March off to 12.56, May to 13.65 and July to 12.68._ KENNAMER (Continued from page 1.) In reading the views of dissenters, Just.'.ce McDeynolds said "the constitution has been swept away." In reference to the federal gold jonds, which were held to be an obligation that could not be repudiated, the decision took note of jotential effect on national economy should the holders be a"f wed to sue or more than face value. "In view of the adjustment of the internal economy to the single neasure of value as established by the legislation of the congress," the majority had held, "and the universal availability and use throughout the country of the legal tender currency in meeting all engagements, the payment of the plaintiff of the amount which he demands would appear to constitute not a recoupment of losses in any proper' sense but an unjustified enrichment. "Plaintiff seeks to make his case solely upon the theory that by reason of the change in the weight of the dollar he is entitled to one dollar and sixty-nine cents in the present currency for every dollar promised to the bond, regardless of any actual loss he has suffered with respect to any transaction in which iis dollars may be used. We think that position Is untenable." While President Roosevelt withheld comment, elation was evident among his advisors both in congress and downtown. "We are not concerned with consequence," said the court,. "in the sense that consequence, however serious, may excuse an Invasion of constitutional right. "We are concerned with the constitutional power of the congress over the' monetary system of the country and its attempted frustration. Exercising that power, the congress has undertaken to establish uniform currency, and parity between kinds of currency, and to make that currency, dollar for dollar, legal tender for the payment of debts. Tn the light of abundant experience, the congress was entitled to choose 1 such a uniform monetary system, and to reject a dual system, with respect to all obligations within the range of the exercise of its constitutional authority. •The contention that these gold clauses are valid contracts and can not toe struck down proceeds upon the assumption that private parties, and states and municipalities may make and enforce contracts which may limit that authority. 'Dismissing that untenable assumption, the facts must.be faced We think that it is clearly shown that these (gold) clauses interfere: with the exertion of the power granted to the congress anc certainly it is not established that the congress arbitrarily or capriciously decided that such all interference existed." While there was a little uncertainty at the White House as to the exact ruling on federal bonds there was no indication that presidential action .was imminent. The. court's position on federa: \ Added A W&U Cartoon & New* Reel A Paramount Picture with MARgQ LYNHE OVERMAN • MONROE OWSLEY IRIS \DRIAN • GAIL PATRICK ^ J ~''" '' •' State's attorneys successfully insisted upon revision, asserting that many of the strange actions of the defendant 'occurred when he was under the influence of liquor. Dr. and Mrs. J. Franklin Gorrell. parents of the slain youth, leaned forward to hear every word of Dr. Menninger. Kennamer, who has opposed a plea of insanity, stared dully at the floor. J, Berry King, special prosecutor, pointed out the question did not say "sane or insane" as the statutes provided, but did not insist upon the use of those words which the defense has avoided. Dr. Menninger, however, did not hesitate to use the.jvord "Insane." The state in revising the hypothetical question, contended it won six points. ': . These six points intended to show Kennamer was not irrational were: 1. That when Kennamer ran away from home at an early age he went toward his father's office.. 2. That when he ran away from school in New Mexico to join a revolution in South or Central America he was traced by a letter to his roommate asking for his clothes. 3. That .another time after running away he wrote to his mother, telling her where -he was. 4. That he planned to use his father's friends to obtain business and employment. 5. That last summer Kennamer wrote to Virginia Wilcox, the girl he said he loved, and told her his feelings toward her had changed and in the future their meetings would- be casual. The defense has contended that Ketmamer's love for Miss Wilcox was so great that when she was threatened with harm he became "mentally unbalanced." 6. That Kennamer had been drinking but was not intoxicated on the night of the tragedy. ••in Montgomery Store Re-Modeled Re-modeling of the Montgomery Ward store is progressing rapidly. The store will be closed during the week of March 4 to allow changing and installation of new counters and final repairs- New lighting throughout will one of the major changes. The balcony is being enlarged. The office will be mayed to the balcony. The ground flpgr will be enlarged and the $talrway to the vpper floors will be moved. When work, is. completed, the local Montgomery war§ store will he one of toe pest, equipped and most modern jn up*£«w»v • l johds applied as fell to bonds issued by states and municipalities. Regarding gold certificates, Hughes specifieid the court of claims had no jurisdiction. As to whether holders had the riglit to recover adtual damages when gold coin is not paid, the court reminded that the plaintiff admitted congress had power to regulate currency and deliver gold. The' specific cases involved are /hese: Norman C. Norman of New York, ownef of a $1,000 gold bond of the Baltimore and OMlo railroad, insisted that ari interest coupon for &22.50 be paid in gold'or that he •eceive $38.16 in present paper dol- ars. which are worth only 155-21 rrains of gold apiece, as compared ,o the old pre-neW deal dollar of 254-5 grains. Trustees for holders of first mort- ;age bonds of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern railway demanded payment of $34,548,00 in gold dollars' of the weight and fineness prevailing when the obliga- ,lons became due on May 1, 1933. Failing that, they sought paper dollars of equivalent value. This controversy was presented to the court in two separate cases, num- jered 471 and 472, but the issue was the same. F. Eugene Nortz, New York, owned $106,300 in yellow back gold certificates when the government decided he must turn them in. He received 106,00 devalued dollars, but sought 64,334 more. This, he said, was the difference between the value of the gold certificates called for and the value of the currency lie received. John M. Perry, New York, owned a $10.000 Liberty bond which was called for redemption. He declared the government should pay him $16,931 In present^paper dollars, BEHEADED (Continued rrom oage \.~< exercise his prerogative of mercy. The two women were beheaded in the courtyard of the prison In which they had been held here. Previous to the announcement of execution, a high official in the ministry of propaganda said that judicial experts "were expecting a reply from Munich at any minute." Hitler was in Munich. The judicial experts had met with Dr. aHns Frank, commissioner of justice, to consider the disposition of the cases of three other prisoners held with the two women. One o fthem was Baron George Sosnowski, former Polish army colonel. Sosnowski was sentenced to life imprisonment. The same, sentence was imposed on Fraulein von Jena, the daughter of a former general of the army. , . Uses Husband's Name Frafu von Fallcenhayn went her death under the name of her first husband; she had been known in Berlin society by her second hus- vand's name, von Berg. The official communique told of the executions under the headline: "The national socialist state crushes treason." The communique said: "The German reich's people's court, by verdict of Feb. 16, sentenced to death for betraying mili- New Automobiles Chevrolet coach, Edgar E. Brown; Ford coups, John Rossin; Chevrolet coupe, John Rofsin; Chev- company; Ford Tudor, Ted Woods; Plymouth coach, George Clein- mons; Bulck sedan, J. M. Saunders; Plymouth coupe, Herrman Bros.; Chevrolet coach, W. A. Webb; Ford truck, J. D. Trlpplehom; Ford Tudor, D. C. Turner; Chevrolet coupe, J. H. Wise; Plymouth coupe, Tom T. Graham; Chevrolet sedan, Homer E. Johnson; Ford sedan, O. L. 3oyington; Chevrolet co\ipe, Empire companies; Ford Tudor, L. B. 3oyd; Plymouth sedan, B. P. Pearson; Chevrolet pickup, Christy Hickman Drilling company; Chev- •olet truck, C. N. Brewer; Plymouth sedan, H. S. Gray; Chrysler coupe, ivie Berry; Ford cab pickup. D. E. Davis. Plymouth sedan, E. R. Dodsofi; Ford coupe, Phillips Petroleum iompany; Ford Tudor, Mayes Griffith; Terraplane coach, G. F.' Webb; Ford Tudor, E. F. Boyle; Ford sedan, Stanolind Oil & Gas company. Arguments were being completed .his morning In the damage suit of Harris King of McLean against the Railway Express company. Attorneys in tl<9 case are Clem Calhoun and Claude Williams for the plaintiff and H. C. Pipkin and Maurice Adkins, for the defendant. A marriage license has been Issued to Ocle Lee Lewis and Willie Vlae Taylor. tary secrets, Fran von Falkenhayn pmd Frau von Natzmer, both of Berlin. 'Furthermore, the Polish citizen, George von Sosnowski, and Irena von Jena were sentenced to life terms In th° penitentiary on the same charge. 'The verdict of Frau von Falkenhayn and Fiau^von Natzmer was carried out after cler fuehrer and helch's chancellor (Hitler) refused a pardon." Sosnowski Is accused of being the brain of a well-organized espoinage service which-supplied military secrets to Poland. The women became involved in the investigation as a result of their asserted acijuain- tance with the Baron. PERSONALS Miss Ruby Smith of Byers is visiting her uncle, Dr. S. E. .Smith His daughter, Miss Eloita Smith has also been his guest, but left Saturday for her home in Beverly Hills,. Cal. Miss Lema Jane Butcher, who has been quite ill of flu the pasl two weeks, returned to her home from a local hospital yesterday. Miss Lorene McClintock was able to leave Worley hospital yesterda> following medical treatment. Condition of Mrs. De Lea Vicars seriously ill in Pampa hospital, was [slightly Improved this morning. 18 CONVICTS (Continued from page 1.) ceys and Day Sergeant Walter Ford, locking them in a cell. "Come on," they yelled. A mob of youthful prisoners rallied to the cry. rushed Headlong upstairs into the visitors' room. Aged Man Slain. 'There were about 20 visitors ,here, mostly Women and children," said Leslie Long, an Altus convict, who was there talking with his wife and sister-in-law. "We all went toward the front tower. They herded us out there to <eep the guards from shooting at ihem. "After tiyey broke, I went over and gave up." As the mob rampaged down the corridors toward the double-barred front door and freedom, one of them snatched n saw-off shotgun from a door guard's wall rack. An instant later, the same gun blazed its fatal charge at 60-year- old Peter Jones, alert in his guard tower In front of the prison walls. "I'm sure he didn't have a chance to defend himself," cried Mrs. Waters. The convicts hunched forward warily beliind their helpless hostages. A feminine figure raced Into the yard from the warden's residence, just outside the walls. It was Warden Waters. Her hand fluttered up a signal to riflemen In sentry-boxes on wall and tower. They fired, without effect, .their marksmanship impeded by the hapless captives. But a moment later, from a flank, came the sullen boom of Deputy Warden M. R. Gallion's automatic ihotgun. Cars Seized. Eight boys lurched and stumbled as his slugs ripped into their flesh. None was seriously hurt. Another, terrified, halted. A tenth was taken nearby by a civilian. Vernon Taliaferro of Carter, who was present at the break and was deputized and armed by the guards. Twenty-one of the more determined prisoners swarmed into parked automobiles or stopped drivers of cars on the highway. Prodding owners away from the wheels at pistol points, the desperate men roared down the road. "I couldn't get no car so I got shot," whined Hook Rogers, one of the group recaptured. Mrs. Waters, whose first thought was care for the casualties! named five of the fugitives as the ringleaders. They were: Malloy Kuykendall, 20-year-old jailbreafccr ( serving 75 year* from Pottawatomie county !<#• robbery with firearms. Last August 20, Kuykendall and two cbnlpahiotis slugged, a Jailer at Tecumseh, Stole Sfteriff W.'A. Robert's rhaihine gin arid automobile, locked tht jailer and Jftob'erVs family in a cell, and fled ,thl '.fail, to be recaptured mohtMe later.' . • •Lee "Little Bed" Cantrell, held for safekeeping for Stephens coun"- ty authorities', wh'o "feared a bireak from the tJuriesth jail. He was charged ivith the $400 robbery of a store at DUncari. John Reid, held, like Cantrell, in the Duncan robbery. Buster Nichols, 20, serving four 5-year terms from Oklahoma county for assault with g dangerous weapon. . ' Bennett Casey, Oklahoma county burglar. "The break was not unexpected," said Mrs. Waters. "We have been having trouble down here all week," she said. "We took every precaution but we could not guard against guns being smuggled in from thejmtslde." Mrs. Pauline Thurnian is confined to her home by Illness. the new. times, which practicing be featured „ nightffhen the Chick Tal- .. cKestra will play for a dance*" hew P.la-Mor danewTMace. ^f dancers did nqMielr the nea«#*^ numbers when Jfee? were intnDtJjiWcf last weekjjflir will have thej oppor- to heaVthem. orchestra jfrtfSsf given altiany .ents after tfie cl§li«e^last there ware many requests petition Jot several, of -the ptherfnew tunes will be .. ,|rbm time to time and those •prove. mosVpopular will be rein the llst\f the band. ie regular adntkslon of, 25 cents will prevail with a cVarge of. 5 cents per dance. The Plawior management invites you to coW and enjoy the evening. Plans are\being made to care for a large crowd, ' . '•• '; (Adv.) '—Factory SAY ... the job that H BXJT/we do say •>tfa*$U>he wo^cah r:.'.j?-" lv -/ Finished by=—i ROBERTS The Hat Man CHESTERFIELD You know I like that cigarette... I like the way it tastes• •»there's plenty of taste there. Chesterfield is mild, not strong , ,, and'that's another thing I like in a cigarette. What's more, They Satisfy, , . and that's what I like a cigarette to cbt \ J get a lot of pleasure out of Chesterfield . , f you know J K

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