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plilT GO TO TRIAL THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS, Pampft, Te*al MONDAY EVENING!-, JtJNfi 15, CHARGED WITH KILLING FOUR MEMBERS OF ONE FAMILY AJTftENS, June 15 W) — George Patton, 55-year-old gray-bearded farmer, was called to trial today on a charge of murder in connection with the mass slaying of the four- member J. W. McGehee family almost four years ago. Patton was under indictment in the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. McGehee. His trial will be on the charge of slaying Mrs. Carrie McGehee. In November, 1932, the McGehee couple and their two children, Doyle, 4-year-old boy, and 2-year-old Bobble, a girl, disappeared. A nationwide search was instituted which bore no fruit, Four 'months later Sheriff Jess Sweenten arrested Patton, took him to Dallas and questioned him at length. The farmer denied any connection with the case and was released. With Dan Hines, Texas Ranger, Sheriff Sweeten went to Pattern's farm early in March of this year and again arrested him. The suspect was carried to Tyler where he told many conflicting stories. Finally he made a statement implicating himself and took officers to a spot on his farm, where human bones were unearthed. Patton was taken to Dallas for safekeeping. Here he told more stories, all conflicting, regarding the slayings. At present he claims two men forced him to kill McGehee and 1 the men killed McGehee's wife and children. The defense was expected to plead Insanity and also to demand identification of the bones as those of the quartet the state claims was murdered. Richard Sigler of the defense staff said no change of venue would be asked. District Attorney Tom Pickett said he-would demand the death penalty. A special venire of 100 men was called. Judge John A. Rawlins of Dallas will hear the case in the absence of Judge Ben Dent, excused. 'Alfalfa Bill' Approves GOP Platform Planks TOPEKA, Kas.. June 15 UP)— W. H v (Alfalfa Bill) Murray, former democratic governor of Oklahoma, at a conference with Governor Alf M.. Landon today, declared the republican platform embodied democratic principles and affirmed "I am interested in principles — not candidates." Murray arrived at the governor's office shortly before 9 o'clock this morning for a "purely social visit- no, political significance." Questioned by reporters, he declined to say in so many words that he would support Landon, republican presidential nominee. "I am not interested just now in partisan politics," he said. "I am Interested in principles and I am gomg to make a lot of speeches on principles. "It will be a dirty campaign of course. I'm trying to avoid that—I don't like a fight." Murray grinned and newsmen laughed, recalling his militant administration as governor of Oklahoma, his Red river bridge "war" and the martial shutdown of the Oklahoma City oil field. Will Broadcast Solar Eclipse NEW YORK, June 15 (/P)—Besides the battle of fists between Heavyweights Joe Louis and Max Schmel- Ing, a conflict of the planets is Co be up for description on the NBC channels Thursday night. It's a solar eclpise to be visible in Siberia. Part of the broadcast scene is to be Akbulak, with Dr. Donald Menzel, director of the Harvard-M. I. T. eclpise expedition and others discussing what they see in the sky. The broadcast starts at 9:35 GST, a few minutes before totality and will last until after the moon starts moving out of the way of the sun. Comments by scientists of Georgetown .university and the National Qeographic society also will be available from Kustanai. _—. ^9, Zioncheck Report Due From Hospital WASHINGTON, June 15 UP)—A report on the mental condition of Rep. Marion A. Zioncheck of Washington state was expected today to be forthcoming soon from Gallinger hospital. Dr. Edgar A. Bocock, hospital superintendent, said recently the repqrt was "virtually complete," but'he was not certain it would be ready today. Zioncheck was taken to the hospital two week ago after a series, of escapades, and has been undergoing examinations conducted by Dr. Joseph Gilbert, of the psychopathic ward and other alienist*. . , —! , **~-•••'•: pAN'T BE RIGHT ROANOKE, va.—Pity the poor raUroad- engineer who wants to be a liyw-iwaing citizen. The- • state law commands that the - whistle and bell be sounded wHsjv approaching crossings. Sever$U southwest- • Virginia towns- or- dinawes prohibit the whistle and Jjell within the town limits. Fans Begin Vote On League Teams For 'Dream Game' DALLAS. Juno lo l/I'i — Balloting; started today on all-star teams to represent the northern and southern division clubs of the Texas league in a "dream game" to be played here at Steer stadium July 25. Here is a list of pitchers froni whom five must be chosen for each section: North: Dallas — Pullertonn, Baker Gliatto. Parker. Jonnnrd, Stiles. Armbrust. Prasier. Fort Worth — Shealey, Johnson. Greer. Shoffn°r, Wiltse, Ginn. Tulsa — K i m b a 1 1 , Stein, Mllstead. Selway. Thomas. Wasco, Pickrel. Oklahoma City — Stiely, Brillheart. Marleau. Whitworth. Klaerner, Buxton, and Newkirk. South: Beaumont — Gill, Twarclv, Ware, Cook, Pitman. Coffman, McLaughlin. Galveston — Cole, Gibbs Jakucki. Richmond. Davis. Bennett Paul. Houston— Cvengros. Smith. Shcrer, Ross, Stevenson, Moore, Copcland. San Antonio — Walkup, Abe Miller, W. Miller, Hlllin, Muncrief, Mills, Fletcher. Fans will find it difficult to select pitchers, for frenzied batting in the league thus far has resulted in more throwing than pitching. Good pitchers may have an adverse record on paper, true with both Al Scaly and Fred Johnson, with Fort Worth's losing club. Walkup of San Antonio has won but one of four starts — but all were well pitched. Fullerton of Dallas, with 10 games and Kfmbull of Tulsa, who has won his only five starts, are leading on the matter of league percentages. Sports Roundup BY KDDIE BKIETZ, NEW YORK. Ji:;ia 15 i/l')— Mr. Van Lingle Mungo wakes up this blue Monday morning to find himself squarely behind the eight ball. His one-man strike did what is known along Broadway as the old floppcroo . . . Not only is the temperamental South Carolinian in bad with his teammates because of those blasts about poor support, but the fir.st division clubs have called off . . . They are a bit leary of taking on an athlete disloyal enough to walk out on another club ... Be it said to the credit of the Dodgers, they didn'c yield an inch . . . And. when Mungo found the Giants had lost interest, he was glad enough to go back . . . He asked for it and he got it — right in the well known neck. Shorts: Demoran Rayne, pitching for a club in the Evangeline league, tossed a perfect game for 9 2/3 innings .... Then three opposition batters singled lo win the game, 2-0 . . . Harry Cooper knows just how the kid felt . . . Why has nobody grabbed "Nim" Newberry, who only batted .482 for Oklahoma City university last season? . . . That is busting the apple in any league . . . North Carolint State got even with Duke when Hunk Anderson beat Wallace Wade at golf the other day . . Those who have heard him say its a good thing Joe Louis can fight better than he plays the hai 1 - monica . . . Joe McCarty labels Lefty Grove the No. 1 pitcher in the American league this year . . . Nothing in a name, eh? ... Well, Bill Spear of Dickinson, N. D., high tossed the javelin 177 feet for a new state record. Practicing to Give Rivals a Shellacking GIRL FLYER KILLED FORT WORTH, June 15, (#>)— Low flying and rough air conditions were blamed today for the airplane crash yesterday which killed Miss Reba Dee Gunn, 17-year eld amateur who had held her pilot's license nine months. Her private plane crashed suddenly from about 200 feet at the emergency landing field three miles northwest of the municipal airport. The girl was dead when witnesses reached the scene. F. D. R. Jr. Preps for Yale Regatta JWi;.*, .(ilv. > \ .! The always formidable Syra-ucse varsi'y crew is finishing its training for the annual Poughkeepsie, N. V., rcgaila on the Hudson, river ccm..c. over which the big: rave will be rowed. And this is how the cat-smell will look if they lead hcitio the procession of cight-oarcd shells on the big day. Decorating: Army's Athletic Heroes Sabres and trophies were bestowed on the heroes of West Point's athletic wars at the annual athletic review. Major General William D. Connors presents Cadet W. R. Grohs of St. 'Paul a sabre designating him the best all-around athlete; Cadet H. M. Estes, Jr., of Washington, D. C., holds the Howze polo trophy; and Cadet W. R. Shuler of El Monte, Calif., clutches the Edgertoh saber as outgoing football captain. WORTSLANTS Jb-i/ Pap The "Princeton mile" that has boosted the nation's youngest and most exclusive big- time invitation track carnival into the limelight since its record-breaking inaugural in 1934 is a headliner on the 7-event program scheduled for old Nassau's Palmer Stadium on June 13. Two of the individual headliners ofsboth previous mile races and the man who used to be their reliable also-ran companion are in the select field this year at Princeton's third invitation meet. These are: Glenn Cunningham, who electrified the cinder-path enthusiasts by running the mile in world record time of 4:06.7 at Princeton in 1934; William Robert Bonthron, former Princeton ace, who finished second in both 1934 and 1935, and Gene Vcnzke of Pennsylvania, who is 110 longer a certain victim of the formerly favored pair. Each of this fleet trio holds at least one world record in the middle distances. After a practice spin on the Thames River in Connecticut, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., ?oii of the President, helps put away •the Harvard junior varsity shell in which he is scheduled to row against Yale is annual classic. Another Surprise? The story of the Princeton mile is a strange one—full of surprises —and the 1936 race, in the light of the so-called upsets attending the last winter races at the mile, promises to be another one of those sensational developments of track history. The top-ranked trio composed of Venzke, Cunningham and Bonthron have done plenty to popu- Isirize ttie mile and to keep it in the forefront of the track parade these last few years. Venzke, for the first time, finds himself in the unfamiliar position of favorite in this young classic of the cinder paths, the principal reasons being that he trimmed Cunningham in every real test on the last winter program with new-found speed and that Bcnthron has- been out of competition a full year. The Pennsylvanian, faster than he ever was as the "boy" wonder of 1932, set the indoor 1500-meter mark down to 3:49.9 on the 1936 winter boards•and was the sensation of the season. Cunningham beat him only once in a farcial slow mile in which they practically walked, each refusing to take the lead. Lost to Lovelock Bpnthron's last appearance in competition was in the 1935 Princeton - meet, when he ran second— with Cunningham third—to Jack Lovelock of New Zealand and England. The 1935 race, with Us surprising results, was slow compared to Curihingham's record mile, but the experts agreed that the Anzac ace could have beaten his rivals and gotten down closer to Cunningham's mark if they had pushed him. In other words, Love- lock could have beaten the Americans, going away, at any pace. While Cunningham and Venzke were pounding- the boards, and the Olympic coaches were worrying over their strenuous winter work, Bonthron was training quietly remaining out of competition and pointing for this one race—and a shot at the Olympic team, no doubt. It is impossible to get a good line on what Bonthron's comeback attempt may amount to after a year devoted to accountancy in New York, marriage, and routine running practice. Bonny carried on a great racing feud with Cunningham in 1934. Glenn beat Bill on his home cinders, but by the time the year was out, Bonny had beaten Cunningham three times and lost to him only twice. Each drove the other to a world record, Cunningham getting the mile mark and' Bonny the 1500-meter. Now they both look to Venzke at the man to beat. MAJOR LEAGUE American League (By The Associated Press) Batting: Sullivan, Indians .397; Radcliff, White Sox .369. Runs: Gehrig, Yankees 64; Geh- rlnger, Tigers 54. Runs batted in: Goslin, Tigers 58; Foxx, Red Sox 55. Hits: Gehringer, Tigers 85; Gehrig, Yankees 75. Doubles: Gehringer, Tigers 21; Rolfe, Yankees 20. Triples: Gehtinger, Tigers 9; Clift, Browns 8. Home runs: Foxx, Red Sox and Trosky, Indians 14. Stolen bases: Powell, Senators and Piet, White Sox 11. Pitching: Grove, Red Sox 9-1; Scrrell, Tigers and Malone, Yankees 5-1. National League Batting: S. Martin, Cardinals .379; J. Moore, Phillies .360. Runs: .J. Martin, Cardinals 51; Vaughan, Pirates 47. Runs batted in: Medwlck, Cardinals 58; Ott, Giants 53. Hits: Jordan, Bees 838; Moore, Giants 78. Doubles: Herman, Cubs 25; Medwick, Cardinals 19. Triples: Camilli, Phillips 8; Goodman and Riggs, Reds 7. Home runs: Ott, Giants 12; Klein and J. Moore, Phillies 9. Stolen bases: J. Martin, Cardinals 11; S. Martin, Cardinals 9. Pitching: J. Deau, Cardinals 12-2; Carleton, cubs and Hollingsworth, Reds 7-2. TEXAS LEAGUE LEADERS (Uy Tlio Associated Press) AB H BA Martin, Houston 228 80.351 Stroller, Dallas 249 80 .346 Watwoocl Houston ....209 71 .340 Bettencourt, S. A 202 68.337 Mosolf, Dallas 260 87.335 Runs: Tauby, Dallas, 90; Mosolf, Dallas, 87. Doubles: Cullenbine, Beaumont, 22; Mosolf, Dallas 21. Triples: Watwood, Houston, 8; Padgett, Houston; Martin, Houston; Garms, San Antonio, and Cullenbine, Beaumont, 7. Homo runs: Stroner, .Dallas, 14; Archie, Beaumont, 10. Stolen bases: Tauby, Dallas, 17; Brower, Oklahoma City, 14. ... Runs batted in: Howell, Tulsa, 58; Mallon, Dallas, 55. Innings pitched: Johnson, Fort Worth, 133; Jakucki, Galveston, 126. Strikeouts: Cole, Galveston, 70; Richmond, Galveston, 63.. Games won: Fullerton, Dallas, 10; Baker, Dallas; Gill, Beaumont; Cvengros, Houston, and Cole, Galveston, 8. Joe Louis Would Box Bare-Handed LAKEWOOD, N. J., June 15 (JP)— To Joe Louis all the hullabaloo Joe Jacobs, Max Schmeling's manager, has been raising over the amount, of bandage and tape the Brown Bomber will be allowed to use on his hands when he clashes with Schmeling Thursday is just so much noise. • Advised that Jacobs, who had previously said he would like to have the bandages adjusted after the fighters enter the ring, intended to take up the matter of the amount!, used, Louis indicated 'it didn't make any difference to him. "The commission allows me only six feet of bandage and two feet ol tape. That's all I had on in the Baer fight and my hands were swollen afterward," he said. "Maybe they ought to let us use more. But why all the yelling? I'll fight barehanded if they like that." . After battling his sparmates around again before the Sunday crowd, Louis planned a rest today Tomorrow he is slated for a final workout, including some boxing. District Softball Meets To Be Held FORT WORTH. Texas, June 15 (#>)—A working agreement was readied between the Texas branch of the amateur soft ball association and the Texas amateur athletic federation here today at a meeting of Harold White, commissioner o! the A. S. A., and Roger Stokes, president of the T. A. A. P.- The A. S. A., under the sponsorship of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, will hold district meets in 16 cities of that state, then the state tournament here, the latter evenl on Sept. 4, 5, 6, and 7. '..'.-.;:• Stokes and White agreed. that in Some instances, the tournaments ol the two organizations would be helc simultaneously. ._ % -.... . ' : «"»• 1 •' . YESTERDAY'S STARS illy The Atmouiatcd . l're#s) Frank Demaree, Cubs—Batted, in all. runs with two homers in 3-1 win over. Bees, '.".--. Lee Sfine, Reds—Limited Brooklyn to four hits, for 5-1 win, Hal Schm'uaclier, Giants—Pitched five-hit ball to end Pirates' seven-game winning streak. Bob Johnson, Athletics—Hit homer with bases loaded as Indians were defeated 8-6. Dizzy 'De'ari, Cardinals—Stopped Phillies in relief pitching assignment with only 24 hours rest. Continue Their Winning Steak The' Pfttripa RartTS Went merrily on their winning streak yesterday afternoon with a 15\ to 2 win from Western Carbon. R'retzrrteier led the Ram attack with three runs and three hits. Brown, Dillman, Clemmcns and Harvey each crossed the plate twice. George Dillman started the game for the Rams. He igave way to "Lefty" Harvey in the fifth. The two Ram hurlers fanned 12 batters. Roy Krefemeler was ; behind the plate. Milan. Western liurlcr, pitched' good ball-. Weak-support cost him several runs, however. Milan fanned i Ram batters. Turner was behind the bat for the carbon workers. On next Sunday the Rams will play Texas Elf on the Ram diamond, west of Harvester field. Game time will be 2:30 o'clock. Schmeling Retfidy For Louis Fight NAPANOCH, N. Y.. June 15 (/Pi- Regardless of all other angles, the doctor says Max Schmeling is ready for next Thursday's battle with Joe Louis at the Yankee stadium. Before yesterday's workout Max was examined by Dr. William Walker, State Athletic Commission physician. His blood pressure was found to be 123 over 82. His pulse rate, 54 at normal, rose to 75 after exercise but returned to normal in 20 seconds. He weighed 194 ',{. pounds. just a little over the weight he expects to reach Thursday. 'Physically he is in marvelous conditions I found him in better shape than for any of his other fights," was Dr. Walker's pronouncement. NEGRO IS HELD FRANKL'IN, June 15, (/P)— Officers held a 63-year old negro in an undisclosed jail here today as they claimed he had confessed that he had criminally assulted a 14-year old white girl of Hear'ne, Tex. Sheriff H. P.* Hill said Joe Jones, the aged negro charged with the assult, had confessed. Jones was spirited away from Franklin to an unannounced jail Friday night as a' precautionary measure. F. D. JR., IS A SUB- VARSITY OARSMAN AT COLLEGE ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN EN ROUTE I'D WASHINGTON. June 15 (/P)_president '-.oos/velt traveled back to the nation's capital today leaving a trail of a dozen speeches In six Western states, several of ttiem on subjects of which more is expected to be heard in the coming •ampaign. Awaiting him at the end of his \.000-mile journey was a tax-em- :rolled Congress seeking ways to igree and adjourn before the democratic national convention, and the all-important task of framing his Philadelphia acceptance speech. Noticeably tired but apparently holding up well from his arduous speech-making in broiling suns and miles of parading, pageants, and dedications, the chief executive hoped to go to New Haven, Conn., for the Harvard-Yale boat race next Friday. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. is a student and sub-varsity oarsman at Harvard, his father's university. The President terminated his speaking tour yesterday morning at Vlncennes, Ind., where he dedicated a memorial to George Rogers Clark, savior of the "northwest in the revolutionary war, with a speech stressing freedom of religion, a rearming against "new devices of crime and cupidity," and conservation of natural resources. Back on h;.s train-Uic President issued a formal statement saying he had gone to the shrine "individually, as one of many millions of American whose lives have been influenced for the good by Abraham Lincoln." "Here," he said, "we can renew our pledge of fidelity to the faith which Lincoln held in the common man—the faith so simply expressed when he said: " 'As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. What- .ever differs from this, to the extent of tiie difference, is no democracy'." LeFbrs Cbltexo Tunis in 14-6 Win Over Pampa Ccltexo of LePcrs subdued the Fampa-Busby Indians With" a Barrage of base hits yeitetdity nftef. neon at LeFors. THe final score wss 14 to 6. Abies arid Clemmons, a pair of right banders, divided the hurling duties for Coltexo with Jake Leggltt behind thg bat. Carroll ftrld Trehsry, a pair of portsidef*, w^fe ittiable to hurl the Indians t* a win. Kelly was behind the bat. Coltexo's scoring rampage WHS headed by Leggitt rind White with home runs. 7 NEOROS KILLED , TIMPSON, June 15, (/P)-^-aeven negros, five men and twa woffiefi, were killed and 12 others! were Injured last night when the lumber truck on which they Were riding and a truck loaded with furniture collided three miles from here. At the time of the accident the negroes riding the lumber truck, 26 ifl number were returning from & baseball game- played at Logansport, La, HEAD COLDS Why Suffer with a Head Cold? You can Breathe Freely through both nostrils within 20 minutes afteryou appljr BROWNS NOSOPEN, the Two-Way Treatment for Head Colds, Hay Fever and the relief of Asthma, BftOWNS NosdpEN. p r i c e $1.00. 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