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CROCKETT," March 25 «>) —A five-page statement admitting -he intentionally killed his wife, Julia was read at the murder trial of Clifford T. Barnett, former chain store manager, by District Attorney Tom Pickett on the witness stand today. "About two weeks before I killed my wife," the statement slated I planned the crime — we had quarreled about my friendship with D.oroihy Temple. I decided to kill Julia After lunch I asked my wife to get rags for me to clean a shotgun. When she reached ior the rags in the top of the pantry I pulled the trigger. I knew the gun was loaded. . The full charge entered her back. She died almost instantly. I was the only witness." The statement said Barnett had f r e q uerited tourist cabins with Miss Templeson in Anderson, Angelina and Houston counties. On the witness stand, Miss Temple, attractive brunet and former chain store clerk here, admitted immoral relations with Barnett over a period of two years. She testified Barnett informed her that he told his wife he attended Masonic lodges at distant points when actually he was with Miss Temple. The case is expected to go to the jury late tomorrow. Barnett maintains the shooting was accidental. A jury failed'to agree at his first trial during which he repudiated a confession that he shot his wife purposely,declaring he signed it after being threatened by two Texas rangers. 'Travel Bureau' Death Of Man Investigated EL PASO, March 25. (U.R>—Po- lice spread their investigation across two states today in an effort to solve the "travel bureau" death of GS-year-old Luis Porres. Porres died in a local hospital four days after he left here en route to Los Angeles. An autopsy showed death was caused by a broken neck. New Mexico and Texas inves- J NEW t The, Haridkerchief.of- . the-month is here . . . } featuring March flowers in a design of violets and daffodils . . . also included is your " Flowerscope " for March SOc Is Read At Triaf * n ~H ^ AMARR T0 WED-Hollywood's newest romance blossomed into an engagement when. George Montgomery, vising youn/actor, and Hedy Lamarr, dark-haired screen heauty announced they would be married some time this year. They met several months ago on a badminton court. As An Expert Sees It — By KIRKE L. SIMPSON •Wide World Wer- Analyst Navy raids" on • Wake and Marcus islands are now officially disclosed to have found both inadequately manned by the Japanese. That is per- - "• • • haps the most significant aspect of those operations and similar previous raids in the Marshalls and Gilberts although they also represent a start toward nullifying strategic and tactical advantages Japan gained by her surprise attack in the Pacific last Decem- b er- KIRKE SIMPSON The point that most impresses this observer is that Japan is too definitely feel- tigators said Porres left this city Friday in a .travel bureau vehicle which carried an unidentified driver, a woman, a baby and another man. A feu r hours after departing Forrcs" battered and bruised body \v_as found . near Lordsburg, N. M. He died ycs- oterday. WEST TEXAS MOST COMPLETE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENTS Black f>atc.>: cr White Elk ... 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The Achilles Heel Yet the primary purpose of those American task force raids must be extending the protection area for American-Australian communications. Sea lanes to the southward, busy with the flow of troops"and war gear westward for Gcn.'MacArthur. The Japanese have been definitely pushed back in the North and Central Pacific by progressive steps. Not only has the threat ot Nippon's closest bases to Hawaii been greatly relieved; but a pattern has been set for a continuing American step-by-tep, island-by- island advance westward to within close air and submarine striking range of the Japanese coast and the bottleneck of Japan's China sea war traffic. That is the Achilles" heel of her whole conquest concept. DAIRY DAY SET HARLINGEN, -March 25. f/P>— Annual valley dairy dav will be held in Harlingen April 7. . A man. of 93 in Kent, England, has knitted 35 pairs of socks for soldiers. Buy A Defense Bond TODAY1 till Puts Dr Asleep, It Seems There is no end to "fresh" alibis, it seems. Just when Patrolman Earl Horton of the police had' reached the point where he thought he had heard them all, too ... . The drunk asleep at the counter of a cafe proved willing enough to accompany the officer when nudged awake, but his explanation of condition gave Horton pause: • "It just beats hell, don't it?".he asked. "A man goes into a place, ordeis chili and it's so good it maker him slefipy and the proprietor calls the cops!" Appeals Court s Cases Decisions in three cases appealed from Lubbock" federal courts were upheld in the Court of Civs' Appeals for the seventh supreme judicial district of Texas, Amarillo, according to "an Associated Press dispatch to the Morning Avalanche Wednesday. One was the case of Evie Elizabeth Sloan and others against Leger Mill company, in which a t decision handed down in 72nd district court of Judge Daniel A. Blair denying plaintiff 545,000 in damages, was upheld. The suit was outgrowth o£ a wreck 22 miles south of Vernon July 10. 1938, in which the husband of the plaintiff, Clayton Sloan, lost his life. Decision that the company was not responsible in the case and that no damages should be paid was upheld in the appeals court. The other two cases were, practically identical. Howard Brazell against Mauey Gaull and Tom- mieXjilbert against Maney Gault The two men had sought an injunction preventing "false arrest" by city and state officials here. In a decision handed down in 99th district court of Judge-E. L. Pitts, the injunction was denied -on grounds that iio property rights were involved. The appeals court upheld the decision. Warren C. Squires To Be Buried Today LITTLEFIELD, March 25 (Special)—Funeral services for Warren. C. Squires, 49, who died at 11 o'clock this morning in ah Amarillo hospital, will be conducted at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Littlefield Church of Christ. Interment will be in Littlefield cemetery. Squires had lived in the Littlefield area for the past 20 years and was engaged in the grocery business. He married the former Lydia MdCormick, sister of W. A., J. A., L. F. and P. A. McCormick, widely known Littlefield business men. Survivors include his wife, a son and two daughters. A cooperative dairy factory in New Zealand will ship 7,200,000 cans of evaporated milk to "soldiers in Britain and the Middle East this season. Captain Lost As Ship Is Downed NORFOLK, Va., March 25. W.R) —The cap'.aii) was the only casualty when a medium-sized American merchant vessel broke in two and sank after being torpedoed off the Atlantic coast early last Saturday, survivors disclosed today, Kight of the 37. surviving crew members were picked up by a rescue vessel, after rowing nine hours in a lifeboat, and were landed here Sunday. The "other- survivors were taken to Southport, N. C. ' : Survivors here said the skipper, Capl. E. V. Peters of New York, jumped from his ship into the oil-coated sea. He was not seen again, although two of the lifeboats searched the area for him for more than an hour. Fiflh Of Week This was the fifth attack announced this week. Second Mate Johannes Boje of New York City, said the attacking sub fired two torpedoes within 30 seconds. The first failed to explode and did only slight damage to the bow. The second shattered theT stiip and she broke in two amid- ship. "It made sort of a scoop of the ship," Boje said," "bringing her to a dead stop almost immediately. She stopped much quicker this way than she would have if we had just stopped the engines. Since she lost all headway we had no trouble in launching the boats." The crew escaped in four life- oats, Texan Included Radio Operator Thomas Rhiel, of Carthage, Mo., said the second torpedo's blast "almost threw" him out of bed. • He ran to the bridge to send an SOS, he said, but \vas prevented from entering the radio room by flames and fumes. •The Steward, Frank Sories of Baton Rouge, La., was the only survivor requiring hospitalization. His back was injured when he fell down a companionway as he escaped fhu sinking vessel. Several crew members-believed they saw a light from the enemy sub through the early morning darkness. Survivors brought, here jiiclitd- ed Theodore Niedzwiecki, Goose • Creek, Tex. "Juan re la Calle" (John of (he Streets) is the title of the first motion picture produced in Venezuela and its premier recently was a success. Dangerous Baggage 'Continued from Editorial Page) for time, she might have discovered what information the Countess meant. .More than'that, she might have-kept their batle "undeclared." As it was, she'd seen through her adversary's first thrust, balked the blow, humiliated her and—won her everlasting hatred! From now on, it was open war! Her fists clenched, Sharon pounded softly on the desk as she drove home this new-found truth. Once more her quick temper had betrayed her. To be continued. : 's-,'* m , WALK-OVER'S | »«V!r*tMM...y4e.'*fA<vff «Vv...r- MJK - - - j... -,^^«,.^. „.. .„ ... ,,„. „ . -^'^ J MsS!^@l§B •-»>*- ; ~'. • .;• ix-'•.' .""V.';'-TT-"T~"'"^^7^A- t's a new season... it's a newedition .,, but it's .the same V/aik-Over Cabana da- sign that spells quality, style and comfort. You loved the Cabana in suede, but wait until you see it in elasticized gabardine with the design in eyelet embroidery, in 'YOURDEPARTMENT STOft"