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20, FAMPA DAILY MWS, Pamps, TefW PAGE He Holds Congress* Purse Strings TESTIMONY CLOSES IN TRIAL OF PHIL KENNAMER PAWrJEB. Okla., Feb. 20. (fl 5 )— Cross tides of oratory swayed the Phil Kennamer murder Jury today. SeVen arguments—four by the state, three by the defense—must be heard before the case which arose from the Thanksgiving night slay- Ing 6f John Gorrell may be given to the jury. Testimony closed yesterday with an - assertion by C. C. Knoblock, Tulsa lexicologist, that "at least one minute elapsed between the firing of the two shots which punctured dorrell's head." • Judge Thurman Hurst rtc-Hvered lucid- instructions to the jury. They might acquit the youth, son ol Federal' Judge Franklin E. Kennamer, he said; they might convict him of murder'and sentence him to life imprisonment or death in , the , electric'chair; convict him of manslaughter and sentence him to from four years to life.in prison; or leave the manslaughter conviction sentence to the judge. ' '; •. ; On' insanity, the judge said "no person Of unsound mind can commit a crime ih Oklahoma. A person can be mentally deranged but if at the time Of the act he knew right from' wrong and the consequences of his act .he is not to be excused." • ' . . On self-defense, another plea of Kennarher's lawyers, Judge Hurst observed:' ' . ''If Kennamer provoked the difficulty .-then he is barred from pleading self-defense." Kennamer stated from the witness stand that Gorrefl's death occurred when kcnnamer was attempting to foil, an alleged extortion plot directed.against the H. F. Wilcox familyi of Tulsa, whose pretty daughter, Virginia, was the object of Kennamer's blind devotion. • "&ven Jf Gorrell had threatened the- Wi'lcoxes," continued Judge Hurst-in a clear voice, "and Ken- liamer killed .to thwart it, then he should be convicted ,of murder unless you find he fired in self-defense' .61*'was.insane at the time." . 'With' the .length • of the seven arguments Unlimited, little possibility appeared that the case might go to the jury before tomorrow. 'Tom Wallace, ^assistant Tulsa county attorney, was to open arguments for the state in the trial which ' was' brought to this Prairie county seat p ori"-'a :: change of venue, A! Flint .Moss, colorful defense chief, accepted the burden pf the defense's opening speech. • ' The trial opened Monday, February 11. Selection of a jury—the majority of them farmers or filling station operators—was , completed by mid-afternoon of the. next day. State Cites Threats The prosecution rested last Thursday; the defense opened. Phil Kennamer testified Monday. Yesterday was set aside for state rebuttal arguments, and instructions to the Jury.' •• Prosecution and defense contentions at a glance: :The state contends—. That Kennamer had threatened to .kill John Gorrell. { ("He told me he had gone to Kansas City to kill Gorrell and that he would have killed him last night if his plans had gone through."—Floyd Huff, Kansas City aviation mechanic.) 'That Kennamer is not insane. ("He doesn't put the same value oil life and. property that we do, but he's not insane."—rDr. D. W. Griffin, superintendent of the Central' State hospital for insane, Norman, Okla.) That he threatened harm to members of the Homer F. Wilcox family of Tulsa, in defense of whom Kennamer said he had attempted to thwart an extortion plot by Ger- fell • • ("I heard Phil talking about Virginia Wllcox spurning his love and how he was mad at her and the Wilcox family and said he would get even with them If it took him to his: dying day."—Otto Kramer, Tulsa youth.) That Kennamer did not shoot in self-defense because "at least a minute elasped between the firing of'the two shots which pierced Gorrell's head," ; Insanity Is Defense ("There was at least a minute elapsed-between the firing of the two-shots which pierced Gorrell's head."—6, C. Knoblock, Tulsa toxi- cologlst.) The defense contends— , fhat Kennamer was in§ane, : ("ft& is a psychopathic case. In my belief he was insane at the time of the tragedy,"—Dr. Karl Benniger, Topeka psychiatrist.) "That he shot to save his own life, when Gorrell pointed a gun in his face. ("He pointed the Bun In my face. at snapped. I grabbed it with one hand and turned the muzzle toward him. There was an explosion."— Phi} Kennamer, defendant,) EASY TO TAKE ERIN', Ontario (/P)—Elmer Groves, Oaledon farmer, has only to He abed these nights to hear sweet music. Barring yague suspicions that his metal bedstead has something to do with it, he has no idea where the music comes from. He has no radio arid- no telephone, but he claims coH»m^ rcla ? muslcal P r °8 l ' ams come regularly. He thinks hjs bed might he acting as a radio receiving set. In the 74th Congress, which is almost certain to appropriate more nioney than any Congress before, in this or any other country. Ihe m.rse strlnga are held by a Texas farmer. Ho is James P. Buchanan, chairman of the House committee on appropriations, shown here, at BIS desk in Washington. This lias always been one of the most important House jobs, held by such giants aa Uncle Joe Cqnnon and Wrtin Madden. Buchanan, w n ° has served sluce.1913, bails troia Drenham, Tex. A RAPID-FIRE ROMANCE BY.EVAN EVAKS He stirred them with care, and he 1 began to push with his tongue against the base of the wadding that kept him from drawing a free breath. 'After a time his tongue setemed to swell with the efforts he had been making. His throat appeared to be closing, also. He had to struggle to get any breath Into his lungs. Theti he could not breathe at all. With this, in a frightful panic he heaved himself to his knees so strongly that the other two were dragged out of place, also. He tugged with all his might. The twine that bound his wrists cut through the 1 skin like dull blades of knives. But every effort he made only stifled him the more. This he realized. There were 1 two pairs of hands besides his own, read^ with a gesture to pluck the strangling thing from his mouth, but all those hands were helpless as his own. The sergeant remembered an old- folk tale out of his youth. And suddenly he saw that to struggle was to kill himself. If he were to make headway of any kind, he would have to relax himself in every muscle first. Then he might be able to breathe. So he dropped down. His face was in the dust, but this did not matter. He could feel the pressure of the 1 blood thrusting up in his cheeks. His neck was swelling. Even to open his eyes was difficult. He began to think of- death, but us he visualized it, and as he determined that M would -beat out his brains against the rock, to shorten the ngony, he suddenly discovered that a needle of coldness was thrusting Into the fever of his throat. And then he realized that it was n whiff or air. It drew in audibly through the horrible slaver that filled his mouth. His whole throat was growing cooler. And presently he knew that his Ife was saved. And he could actually breathe. By degrees he was point* to reduce the burning agony, of fire in his lungs. Instead of pausing to thank God for this deliverance, with the stub- jorness of a hero, or of a brute, ne instantly commenced making iresh efforts to work the gag from Ills mouth. Hey, Kiddies! Here Is another Shirley Temple photograph for use in making up the scrapboofc In the Pampa Dally NEWS-La Nora theater prize contest. Watch this paper and the theater ads daily 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, ncwspaper.s or original photographs. The scrapbook should be 8 by 10 inches in size, or larger, since The NEWS will give an 8 by 10 pholo of Shirley Temple when each 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. SYNOPSIS: The Montana Kid and Mateo Rubrlz, famous Mexican Robin Hood, have left Brother Pascual to hold their horses, and are at a postern gate of the fort of Duraya. Montana has bribed Rosita, who tells him how to tap so that the gate will be opened. The two men hope to recover for Bishop Emiliano the emerald crown of Our Lady, which the governor has stolen from the church in Dur- aya. ,, . >WVr»v a cabinet labelled, "burglar-proof," W. C. kept spajfe 6tat$U$ wqrth Chapter 17 OPEN DOOR When they were standing before the gate, Montana Hfteti his hand. Rubrlz at once stepped up-against the wall, flattening-himself against it There he waited while Montana rapped twice, paused, rapped twice again, and then three times, rapidly and lightly. ' There was only a moments pause, and then a key was heard turning. Great bolts slid back, one toy one, each making a light clanking sound as it disengaged; and finally the heavy door began to sag outwards. As it opened voices thrust out into the night. "Be tender, Andres." "Be kind, Andres!" "Be still, you fools!" panted a quick, harsh answer from close to the door. It yawned wider, until the lamplight was glistening over the thick iron plates which short the inside of the postern, studded wilh the heads of a hundred rivets t>ig enough to have been worked into the side of the mightiest He who was thrusting the door open"'could be seen at the same time one of those men who are big from the waist up and bowlegged beneath, the legs bending as though to support and balance more easily the top-heavy bulk above. He wore wrinkled cotton trousers, but above the waist, where his 'body became more important, his uniform grew splendid, also, and wound up in epauletted shoulers fit to have graced a major, at the least He wore at his toelt a long Fheathed knife and a revolver, and he carried, a rifle slung over his shoulder, for that was the constant rule with all men of that warn- old fox General Estrada. "Senorita — Rosita—my dear!' whispered the panting voice of the sergeant as he trust himself at last through the gap of the opening door into the dark of the night outside. "Where are you, my sacred beauty?" The blow that fell on him made a dull sound, because it struck on the padding of muscles just over the juncture of head and neck. Even then, only the extraordinary flash of Sergeant Andres prevented him from sustaining a fracture of the spinal column or the neck vertebrae, because Rubriz had rtrock ' from the side and with much enthusiasm, Montana, gliding forward from the opposite side, received the toppling weight in his arms and laid it in a heap upon the ground . "Well, close the door, at least, said a voice inside the door, "or we'll have to come and look out, Andres!" "We've counted to ten, and tne door is still not closed. Poor Andres, is this our fault or. yours?" The two befean to laugh. "Let me go first!" said one. "Keep back, you fool I I've started already." . They came, scuffling, and struck their shoulders against the door, which shuddered open with a slight groaning of the! hinges. Into the widening shaft of light which was allowed' to escape into the night in this manner, stepped the masked face of Montana, with Rubriz scarcely behind Wtn. Their leveled revolvers drove the soldiers 'pack in a confusion, put they did nqt actually »ee. Rubriz was cursing them by all the .names pf his favorite saints. "Run, you rats! Run, dog-steal, brindled Wige-raitf |iv<? BEHEADING OF MORE GERMANS IS SCHEDULED 2 Men May Follow 2 German Women To Block me a chance to jump on you behind and pull back your heads to cut your throats the better! Ay, run, fools! Don't stand waiting!" But they could not run. The husky sobbing of his breath paralyzed them, for he seemed like a man already drinking blood. Montana, unaided, lifted up the bulk of the fallen sergeant, dragged him inside the door, and let hlf> loosened weight spill down on the floor. Staring at him, he pulled the door shut again to keep in the tell-tale, broadening arm of ligh that advanced into the darkness Montana stepped over him and saw that Rubriz had turned his men against the wall and had taken away their weapons, He.,was rapidly tying their wrists together. One of the soldiers was only a boy. He began to weep in a small, weak voice, getting out the name of a saint or pf Heaven every now and then. "Soldiers? I could make a better soldier out of wet cornmeal!" said Rubriz. "Such men as these to be in the uniforms of soldiers." "Gag 'em," said Montana, and set to work. The second soldier began to scream. He got out one half-breath of sound before Rubriz beat out the voice with a stroke of his fist and then began to thrust a wadded piece of cloth between the teeth of the guard. "Not too deep and not too hard," cautioned Montana. "We don't want to have dead men behind us, aml- 'g'O." "Will you tell me how to gag a man?" exclaimed Rubriz, angrily. "Remember, Montana, that I was gagging men while you were still in the crade, and I have gagged them ever since. If any man in the world has the' touch, I am he." He finished trussing his man as he spoke. They turned to the sar- geant. He was 'barely breathing. And because of that, Montana took charge of the gagging, making sure that the wad of cloth was worked' well inside the mouth, but that the tongue was not thrust back into the throat, with a chance of strangling poor Andres. Now three soldiers of .General Estrada lay on their faces side by side 1 , each tied to the other, so that movement would be impossible for all. "How much times has that cost us?" muttered Rubriz. "You've' promised me," answered the Kid. "No murder, Mateo." "Call it what you want," said Ru- briz, "but the kind God who watches us knows how much time we've waste'd here in His honor, when we might have left them still forever, with a thrust piece. Come on, I know the way. I've memorized every turn of every hall in the place!" He went on, leading straight up a flight of stairs which was drilled through the thickness of the great old walls of the' fort of Du- raya. Behind them, all the three men lay still, but the sargeant was beginning to move his jaws a little Rubrlz, tomorrow, docs a dance. Post Sheriff Is Trying To Make Bond At Dallas DALLAS, Feb. 20. (^—Sheriff W. F. Cato of Garza county sought to make bond of $50,000 today on . a charge of murder • in connection with the slayl'ns Feb. 7 of Spencer. Stafford, federal narcotic agent, at _ Dr. L. W.. Kitchen, Veterinary 'Hi front of whose office the sheriff shot the federal agent; Dr. V. A. Hartman, Post physician; and Tom Morgan, fanner deputized by the sheriff as he started to meet the federal officers, sought surety for bonds of $15,000 each. They were indicted as accomplices of the sheriff in the killing. In addition the veterinary and the physician were assessed bond of $2,500 each on narcotic charges. The government alleged that Eva Michellee, government informer who witnessed the shooting, made narcotic purchases from both. The bonds.were set by Judge W. H. Atwell yesterday after the return of the indictments had forestalled a preliminary hearing for all four on the slaying charges. The trial was set for May 20 at Lubbock. The sheriff claimed self defense, saying he met Stafford as he went to investigate reports of armed strangers in town. Have your shoes fitted at Kees Thomas. (Adv.) BY A. W. STEFERUD, Associated Press Foreign Staff. BERLIN, Feb. 20 (ff"l— The om- InouH fJiadow of the executioner's ax fell today upon two more convicted spies held in PloetzcnSe pHson. The two, wHo may follow the same path to the block taken by Benita von Falkenhayn and Renate von Nalzmer, are men. One, it was learned, it a former naval technician, but the identities of both were concealed by official secrecy. The condemned pair occupied cells near those in which the two noblewomen spent their last hours. They had no knowledge of their fate other than the grim tradition that no prisoner emerges from Ploet- zense's walls alive anrt free. Several days may pass before the official executioner i-s notified to sharpen his medieval battle-ax and don his formal garb again. JVteanwhlle., the prisoners may cling to the hope that Reichsfueher Hitler will intervene to modify their death sentences. Unlike the two women spies, the men were tried several weeks ago in regular court, the sentences of SWEARS GOVERNMENT OWES FINANCIER MONEY PITTSBURGH, Feb. 20. (/P)—The man who drew up Andrew W. Mel- Ion's 1931 Income tax report—and takes all the responsibility—had more figures at his fingertips today to support the claim that Mellon actually gave the government $139,000 too much that year. Mild - mannered, middle-aged Howard M. Johnson, secretary to the financier, was recalled before three members of the tax board of appeals to outline further the numerous transactions which he said brought staggering losses to the Mellon fortune four years ago. The government, through Attorney Robert H. Jackson, is claiming that the former treasury secretary and former ambassador to England should pay more than $3,000,000 in tax and penalties because of "fraud" in his 1931 report. Johnson, who for two decades has been the confidential and financial secretary of the wealthy Pittsburgh- banker, began his story late yesterday and in a matter-of-fact voice told the board: "I am responsible for the report. I prepared it and assured Mr. Mellon it was correct." He came to Washington on March 14, 1934, said Johnson, just before Mellon left to become ambassador at the court of St. James. The financier was busy packing as he presented the tax report and assured Mellon it was correct, said the secretary- Describing the scene in Mellon's home, Johnson said: "It was like a three-ring circus. I was able to see Mr. Mellon only a few minutes. He asked if the report was correct. I told him it was and he signed it." Then the secretary began checking over the many technicalities which went into the Mellon income tax statement. WHERE WE EVERY which do not become effective until 99 days after they are pronounced. The star chamber verdicts of the dreaded people's court, which condemned the women spies, are executed th;e following dawn or at least not later than 48 hours after Hitler has declined to order a pardon or commutation of sentence. The decapitation of the two' women continued to create a national sensation today as the section of the reichswehr charged . with anti-es- plona'gfi activities: Redoubled its efforts to round up betrayers of Germany's military secrets. 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