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TUESDAY EVENING; JUNE 55, t»AMi*A DAILY DEATH OF JUDGE IN 1933 NOW LINKED WITH LEGION DETROIT, June 2 (/P)—Investigation of Black Legion terrorism moved to court today for the examination of 15 accused night riders on charges of murder and kidnaping. Seven of them are accused of being present when Charles A. Poole, 32-year-old WPA worker, was shot to death at a rodside in an "execution" charged to the hooded and 'robed order. The others are charged with attending a meeting preceding the slaying at which, Police Inspector John I. Navarre asserted, shouts of "kill him" greeted changes that Poole had beaten his wife. Mrs. Poole later denied that her husband ever had mistreated her, and Prosecutor Duncan C. McCrea said he had been told that Poole was killed because he "knew too much" about the Black Legion. Two other men were held today for questioning about the meeting, they were listed as Louis Womack, 28, and Michael Layton, 26. Detectives said they were employes of the public lighting commission and friends of Dayton Dean, accused "trigger man" In the slaying of Poole. Meantime, Prosecutor McCrea disclosed that he had evidence purporting to link the Black Legion with the death of Vernon Dodge, former Flint, Mich., councilman and probate judge, at Flint In 1933. Dodge was strangled with his own bathrobe cord at his home and his death was presumed to be a suicide. A grand Jury investigation of the Black Legion Is underway in Flint, The Wayne courity prosecutor also made public a telegram from Senator 1 Elmer A. Benson (FL.,. Minn.) asking for evidence to support a joint resolution for investigation of the Black Legion and 'similar un- American terrorist groups throughout the United States." Senator Benson's telegram asked particularly for any evidence connecting the Black Legion with the burning of Father Charles E. Coug.T:'-" lin's original shrine of the Little Flower last winter. Police Hush Own Whistles in Hunt For Loud Noises HOUSTON, June 2. (/P)—Houston police today were in the midst of a search for blaring automobile horns, screeching factory whistles, howling street hawkers, barking dogs, crowing roosters—even crying babies. Chief B. W. Payne, launching enforcement of the city's new anti- noise ordinance, mopped a worried brow and indicated no special noise- seeking patrol would be organized. "We can't pass the buck to any one division," he said. "The whole police department will have to take lt." : The ordinance, passed last week, went Into enforcement today after several days of instruction to officers. Among the principal items of schooling, traffic officers were instructed to soft-pedal their own whistles. The chief listed automobile horns, train whistles, street peddlers, factory whistles and drive-in eating establishments among the more serious problems in "enforcement. Centennial Start To Be Broadcast NEW YORK, June 2, (R'}— Two broadcasts are to be coupled with Saturday's opening of the Texas Centennial Exposition at Dallas. One will be "in the afternoon via CBS and the other at night on WEAF-NBC. The CBS program, to' run an I :iour, will include Vice President Garner and other Texas sons as speakers, as well as the round the world signal which is officially to -open the gates. The night broadcast on WEAF- NBC for 30 minutes will come from 12 points about the grounds and will be a general "description of the exposition. All makes Typewrltera and Other Office Machines Cleaned and Repaired. —AU Work Guaranteed— Call JIMMIE TICE •PAMPA OFFICE SUPPLY COMPANY, Phone 238 AUTO LOANS ;Se Us for Ready Cash to • Refinance. nBuy a new car. • Reduce payments. • Raise money to meet bills. 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Although they continue to grow lor years, it is believed' that the creatures mature at less, than three years of. age. in ecitltei MARGARET BELL HOUSTON Chapter 22 BROKEN WORD "Well, and after she came upstairs," Dirk asked. "Why, then she ^valked east, and •xt Eighth Avenue she took a taxi," Martin replied. "I hopped another one. But she was only going back to Chez Slmonette. I watched her ;o in at the back door, and then I got the car and called for her... n front." "What color was the taxi she took? Remember?" Yes, sir. It was a yellow taxi. Took the number in case I'd need t. But she got out, like I say." "You don't think that during any of this she saw you?" 'I know she didn't. Forty-eighth Street was crowded, and I was careful. I never got close to her Jll she reached the Garden, and ;hen she could have seen me if she'd looked around, but she didn't , . If I'd been a detective, I could have gone down behind her." 'I don't want detectives going down behind her. . not in the day- ;ime, at any rate. She's safe enough then, with you in the offing. I've got detectives watching the gates at night." 'Gosh, I'm glad of that. Is it ;hat car that sits across in Cots- fold Road without any lights. "You noticed it, then?" "Once or twice, yes, sir. I thought t was Dr. Kami's car. It's nearer ils fence than ours." 'Well, you can rest at night," said Dirk. "And the only thing that's expected of you is to watch as you've been doing, and without ng seen, without alarming Mrs. Joris. And to report. Ill take care of the rest." 'But to think," said Martin, "I ;eft her at Chez Simonette three hours last Saturday." Last Saturday, thought Dirk. A matinee day. She had no doubt teen in the bowl watching the blond cowboy wrestle steers. The rodeo was over now. Was that the reason for her relief, for the gayety with which she had sung tonight? At any rate, he knew who Mr. Jones was. And the blond cowboy, Dirk felt sure, was no other than the clown — the foolhardy, paint- clown—who had been hurt that night in Merritt's Wonder Show. He would tell the detectives to t on the traces of Torrobin and the clown. There were no further reports. The rodeo was gone, the horseshow had taken its place, and Hope's access of shopping fervor had ceased. She .stayed in closely during the succeeding rainy week, Rupert having abandoned his practice of taking her out in the evening. Once she let Martin take her for a lonely drive when seh did not leave the car. The day of Elinor's wedding came, a gray day, chequered with sunlight, and cold with an easterly wind. Rupert had been drinking when he came home. Dirk, who had been with him all morning in the office, heard him on the stair and wondered if he had come home to dress and attend the wedding. Hope, Dirk knew, was dressing in her room. Rupert had no intention of attending the wedding. He was vague as to why he had come home, and he sat now, slumped beside his bed, listening to a little sound that came from Hope's room. It was a song about a dogle—what- ever that was. "Git along, little dogie!" She sang it plaintively, as she moved about dressing. It annoyed him. He wanted to strangle the sound, to tighten his fingers about it as if it were the throat of a bird. He wished that he might be strangled too, so that he would not hear—anything at all. The soft throat of a bird. . . He went toward the sound, walk- Ing evenly, yet with the accustomed feeling of unsteadiness. He had not been like this since the night Elinor had. told him. . . He did not think of that night as the night he had married Houe, but as the night Elinor had told him she meant to marry Selmour. He stood at the door between the rooms, listening to the sound. Then abruptly he opened the door. Hope stood before the mirror. She was only half-dressed, and had turned a startled face upon him. The room was filled with the odors of bath-salts and powder. She was trying a new bracelet on her arm, a bit of costume jewelry she had bought herself. Rupert had not moved from the door. He stood looking at her. His eyes were angry, but he was laughing. It was the look of a man who has surprised something in a trap, who means to move warily that it may not escape. Hope took a kimona from a chair and folded It about her. Her movements held something of deliberation, but her eyes had never left his face. He came toward her, and though she made a feint of lipping away from him, there was only the wall behind her, and iresently she stood still. He seized her in his arms, kissing ler mouth, her throat, her shoulders, pushing the kimona away. He crushed her against him hard, vithout tenderness. He could have jroken her body if she had resisted him. She stood rigid in his irms. It was perhaps the best resistance. His arms relaxed, and he cioked at her, at her averted face, nnd dishevelled hair. In that in- :tant she wrenched away. Gather- ng the kimono about her, she addressed him in brief sulphuric syllables. Rupert had fallen against the ;ed, dazed and somewhat sobered. :ie laughed again when Hope had finished speaking. "Didn't know you could swear, :n' dear. Did. . . did your papa, .lie parson, teach -you those. . . bad. . . words?" He got to his feet. "But you're right. Everything. .. else being broken. . . I broke my word. Bu.t it won't happen again. Ever again. Understand? Good;ye." Hope had turned away from him. "Good-by," he said again, waiting. 'Good-by," she finally replied, not turning. Hops went to the door, closing it softly. Her hand hovered over the bolt, but she did not draw it. BY DOUGLAS B. CORNELL, Associated Press Staff Writer. WASHINGTON. June 2 (/P)—Assailed from two directions, the Senate finance committee's blueprint for revamping the corporation tax structure moved at last today into the heat of Senate debate. Even before the gavel cracked to signal the long-awatied Senate fight over the committe's drastic revision of President Roosevelt's tax ideas, Senator Hastings (R., Del.), a committee member, decried the bill in a minority report. Accusing the government of "ex- ravagance," he said: "I am opposed to any increase in axes until there be shown some fflrmative evidence upon the part f the President and the majority f Congress of real appreciation oi icir respective responsibilities to he taxpayers of this and future eneratlons." Previously Senators Black (D., Ua.) and La Follette (Prog., Wis.) ssued another minority report cril- cizing the measure as one which would deal a "wholly unnecessary nd deadly blow" at small corpora- ons and small stockholders. They reduced a substitute more nearly pproaching administration sugges- ons for steep, graduated taxes on ndlstributed income of corporations. However, some other administra- iOn supporters were talking tenta- .vely of letting the Senate finance ommittee bill go through the Sente without a major fight, and striv- ig to change it in conference with ne House. The latter chamber al- eady has approved a bill more in ne with administration desires.. Senator King (D., Utah), acting hairman of the finance committee, lanned to submit a majority re- ort on the committee measure to- ay. The bill is designed to raise 623,000,000 or more through a 15li o 18 per cent levy on net corpora- ion income, a 7 per cent tax on rofits undistributed to stockholders, nd increases of the individual in- ome surtax in the brackets above 0,000. Shoe Company Is Given Orders To Lay Off Union WASHINGTON, June' 2 (/P)—The "Tational Labor Relations board an- lounced Monday that it had ordered the Brown Shoe company, third argest shoe manufacturer in the United States, to cease what was termed "interference with union affairs" and to re-employ three girls found "discharged because of union membership." The company also was ordered to offer reinstatment to other workers at its Salem, 111., plant who went en strike last October. The board decision reversed the finding of a trial examiner, who had dismissed a complaint against the concern. The board'said that the company nduced citizens of Salem, Illinois, 10 intimidate company workers from mion membership; that it disputed ;he union by hostility and threats ;o close the plant. The board's announcement said hat citizens used "strong arm" iiethods to break the union picket ine immediately after shoe company officials had indicated a shutdown might follow labor disturbances. The plant dominated the economic life of the community, it said, and a citizens' committee had raised $125,000 to have the plant locate there. «•» Radical Airplane Will Leave Dallas Rupert, tomorrow, takes a sudden flight to the north. Matura Is Found Guilty of Death ASPERMONT, June 2. (/P)—0 Matwa, 65-year-old fanner, today faced death in the electric chaii for the fatal beating of Miss Rebecca Coursey, 78-year-old O'Brien spinster, last April 23. A jury in district court last night returned a . guilty verdict a little more than an hour after receiving the case. Judge Dennis P. Ratlif: ordered a jury trial after Matura sought to plead guilty in hope o: receiving a prison sentence. Clarence (Puny) Abston receivec the death sentence two weeks ago for the same crime. Miss Coursey was found beaten in her home anc died a week latsr. *•* SUMMER BANDS TO MEET A. C. Cox, dl'.ector of the summer band school for ward schoo children, will hold the first rehear sal of the second band at 9 a. m Wednesday and the first rehearsa of the first band at 10:30 a. m Wednesday. The rehearsals are helc each Monday, Wednesday and Fri day at the Red school building on the high school campus. Brothers Accused as Night Riders With n supercilious stare, Ray Ernest, left, faced arraignment in Jackson, Mich., with his two brothers, Clarence, center, nnr\ Glen, right, both wearing worried looks, in the probe of alleged Black Legion outrages. They were held under 810,000 bond, accused in the flogging of Harlcy Smith. WPA worker, at Norvall, Mich. Ray also was placed under $1500 bond on a concealed weapon chiirgo. He was suspended as a Jackson prison guard after it was alleged that he was a "brigadier general" in the terror cul POLITICS at Random BY BYRON PRICE The prediction tr/at President Roosevelt would compete with the Republican national convention for publicity, and s?ek to blanket it, seems likely to qualify as the season's worst political guess. There were at least two good reasons, all the time, for being certain he would attempt no political bombshelling in the speeches he was booked to make In the south and west during the Cleveland convention week. One was that there hardly would be the time, when the Republican picture was changing from day to day, to take up major campaign issues. It would be too much like shooting at a rapidly-moving target. The other reason was that it would take something like a superhuman effort to dislodge any national convention of a great party from page one. The reading public likes it conventions too much. No one versed either in politics or publicity was surprised when it developed that Mr. Roosevelt proposed to confine his speeches to more or less philosophic discussions of past historic events, and leave the event at Cleveland for future reference. Lehman Action Uncertain Much manifestly futile speculation likewise is being expended on the question whether the president, or anyone else,, will insist that Governor Lehman of New York reverse his decision and run for re-election If the draft is exercised on Mr. Lehman, it will not be done for some time. It would be the worst politics in the world for the governor to say one week he wouldn't run. and then the next say he would. Washington has been hearing a lot about another Democratic governor, but in a different way. In Indiana, a state executive is ineligible for reelection. Insistent word has come out of that state, however, that Governor McNutt is to be kept in the national picture, •jns way or another. Some time 'bank McNult partisans were pointing out what a. fine candidate for vice-president h« would make. Nothing came of that, and then the talk turned to his qualifications for a place in the cabinet. The latest and best prediction .s that Senator Mlnton will be elevated to the federal bench after the election, and McNutt appointed senator to succeed him. Fletcher had to do was to raise a lot of money, get a broken machine under way, and dodge showers of brickbats. There is no more thankless job than this, but Fletcher has come through smiling. ••• " Second Cousin of President Rills Self,jUice Say RESISTENCIA, Argentina, June 2. opj—The body of Robert B. Delano, second cousin of President Roosevelt, was prepared for shipment to Buenos Aires today after he died from what police said was a self-inflicted pistol wound. Delano, 21, shot himself in the mouth Sunday night, the night police commissioner said, at the town of Barranqueras in the Argentine Chaco. He died at 11 p. m. (A dispatch to the newspaper Critica in Buenos Aires said Delano killed himself because his fiancee had broken their engagement.) The police commissioner declared he was unable to give an official motive for the shooting. Likewise, he said he could not confirm reports . published in Buenos Aires newspapers that Delano loft letters for his mother, President Roosevelt and a Washington society girl. HAPPY FAMLIY ARCHVILLE, Term.—"Ivy," camp pet of a CCC unit near here is a dog of mixed ancestry but her pedigree is not as scrambled as her present happy family. "Ivy" is a full time mother and nurse to: Two puppies, her own. Three orphaned fox whelps. An abandoned kitten. DICKINSON HAS WIDE LEAD IN 10WAPRIMARY New Deal Critic Is Far Ahead of the Five Others DALLAS, June 2. (IP)— A radically designed airplane which will leave icre June 12 on a sub-stratosphere flight to the capitals of Europe, was en route here today from Los Ane£ with Clyde Pangborn, world 'amous flier, and Monty G. Mason of Los Angeles at the controls. William W. Webb, general manager of the Texas Centennial exposition, said the plane, "The Texas Sky Ranger," would fly from Dallas to New York, pick up its radio compass, and then head across the Atlantic for a European tour. President Roosevelt, here for a Centennial appearance June 12, will be asked to wish the fliers bon voyage. From New York, the plane will fly, at an average altitude of 25,000 feet, to Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, London and perhaps Berlin and Moscow. Official invitations to the Texas exposition will be taken to the president or king of each country visited. The return trip will be a non-stop flight from either Moscow or Paris to Dallas. Webb said the plane actually cost $145,000 and is radical in design. It has no fuselage and wings have a spread of 55 feet and six inches. Two beams connect wings with the tail, which has a double rudder. The wings are 31 jnches thick. FLAT TIRES ATLANTA (/P)— Sam Reynolds' tire changing business flourished until the law called on him to explain reo«ts that he stimulated prosperity with a few well-placed tacks. Patrolman W. D. Nash said Reynolds for some time had been pickup dimes by polishing parked cars, put found changing flat tires bettei pay. Then, Nash added, tacks began booming the curbslde business. Clark Gives a Hint Democratic headquarters strategists have been presented with a campaign hint in the keynote speech of Senator Clark before the Missouri state convention. Instead of lambasting the Republicans, Senator Clark largely .gnored them. He praised Mr. Roosevelt, and then turned loose on John J. Raskob, the Du Fonts and the Liberty League as the real enemy. Whether or not they adopt similar tactics in the national campaign, party headquarters men are vastly interested in the suggestion. Fletcher Smiles Henry P. Fletcher is preparing to take leave of duty he doubtless will rejoice to see other shoulders. Two years ago he was chosen chairman of the Republican national committee. He didn't know a great deal about politics. The party was badly divided, and it was essential that much .reorganization work be done without treading on anyone's toes or being partial to any faction or candidate. The position had no future, as everyone expected the new nominee to pick his own chairman, All This Makes Laxative Pleasant to Take People who know Keen-a-mint don't liave to "talk themselves" Into taking a laxative when they know they need It. They liko Pecn-a-mlnt, the delightful chewing: gum laxative. For just an soon na you start chewing Feen-a-mint, ils stoinnch-scttling mint brings a clean, fresh tasto to the mouth. As you chew out the laxative in- gradient which lg absolutely tasteless, tho flow of digestive Juices Is Increased, The laxative is mixed with them and carried Into the system gently. Feen-a-mint doesn't gripe, nauseate or cause upset, and it i3 non-hablt-forming. It passes through the stomach and into tho bowels so scientifically that your action Is wonderfully easy nnd thorough. Try the pleasant, refreshing Feen-a-mint way the next time you need a laxative. Doctors prescribe its laxative Ingredient for both children and adults. Sold on money-back guarantee. Generous family size package IDc and 25c, Dressmaking Plain and Fancy sewing by an expert Dressmaker. Prices reasonable. Work Guaranteed. See us for your summer wardrobe. Singer Sewing Machine Co. Phone 689 8U No. Ouyler For More Abundant Yields Use Our Field Seeds Selected for us from the growing fields. They are re-cleaned, state tested and tagged and show a high germination and purity. Dwarf Milo - Cane Hegari - Sudan Kafir - German Millet Pampa Milling Company 800 W. Brown Phone 1130 PURINA FEEDS DES MOINES. IB,. June 2 wn- Scnator Lester J. Dickinson, persistent critic of the new deal and a candidate for his party's presidential nomination, held a wide lead today in Iowa's republican senatorial primary. With 1.089 of the state's 2.442 precincts reported from yesterday's primary elections. Dickinson led a field of six contenders with 48.363 votes, or 39.1 per cent of the total. His closest competitor was former Senator Sniith Wildman Brookhart, who recently resigned from an administration assignment as an advisor on Russian trade. Brookhart had 26,452 votes. Guv Linville, Cedar Rapids attorney, was third with 15,858 votes, and Edwin C. Manning, three-times Ottumwa mayor, was fourth with 14,563. The other two candidates were distanced. Governor Clyde L. Herring, Iowa's first democratic governor in a half century, ran well ahead of Congressman Hubert Utterback, who decided to oppose the governor in the democratic senatorial primary rather than seek renomination to a second term in the U. S. house of representatives. Herring gathered 32517 votes, or 49.1 per cent of the total cast by democratic voters in 1,115 precincts. Utterback had 28,419. A third candidate trailed. George Wilson, DCS Moines republican, gained 61,200 votes in 1,179 precincts in the republican gubernatorial primary. John M. Grimes, Oceola editor, totaled 45,650 votes and George R. Call, Sioux City investment banker, had 19,858. Eleven Brazilian slates are actively engaged in production of natural silk. FARMERS CLAIM THEY CAN NOT MAKE ANY MONEY BY PAUL SANDERS. BUENOS AIRES, June 2 W>— Trouble in the form of a farmers' strike has followed Argentina's spurt in cotton production. Part of the farmers in the Chaco territory, chief cotton growing section in Argentina which last year set a new record of 250,000 bales for this country, have been refusing to sell their cotton since March. They want the government to guarantee minimum prices for their "white gold." The strikers want a minimum price of 300 pesos (about $87) a metric ton (2.200 pounds) for their raw cotton. They say that the prevailing $72.50 a ton does not enable them to make a living. Bitter Words; Few Blows. The strikers, aided by an organization called "the central committee in defense of production," point out that the government has guaranteed minimums for wheat, corn, and linseed. Although bitter words have been bandied, the issue has resulted in little violence. In what incidents have occurred, strikers have accused the police of using undue violence against manlfestants, and Governor Jose Castells of the territory has characterized one demonstration of Bulgarians as "communistic." The strikers are mostly Spaniards, Poles, Russians, Czechs, Bulgarians, and Argentines, who have settled on government land. Pew of them are affiliated with the cotton cooperatives which have their own ginning- facilities. Why Gulf makes a new Gas for June JUNE—MONTH OF BRIDES . . . and the month when summer officially starts. Gulf is on the job with a new summer gas — because unless your gasoline is "Kept in Step with the Calendar" ic can't give you the best mileage . . . part of it blows out of your exhaust //«burned, wasted. Every gallon of Thac Good Gulf you buy ia June is specially refined for summer driving—so that all of it goes to work, none of it goes to waste. Try a tankful! BUS TRAVEL IS BEST NORTH; EAST, SOUTH OR WEST Modern, Convenient, Comfortable Coaches! FARES ARE LOWEST IN HISTORY! 1. Liberal Stop-Overs Allowed. t. Reductions on AU Round Trip Ticket*. S. Fast and Close Connections. 4. Safe and Competent Drivers. LET US HELP PLAN YOUR TRIP OR VACATION NOW. Agents Will Gladly Furnish Detail Information PAMPA BUS TERMINAL US South Rmiell St. Phone 971

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