Miami News-Record from Miami, Oklahoma on January 31, 1927 · Page 1
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Miami, Oklahoma
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Monday, January 31, 1927
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THE WEATHER Fair end Warmi'r 1927 192« Mailmum 51 41 Minimum 25 30 NEWS-RECORD Associated Pren8 Leased Wire TRI-STATE DISTRICT DAILY N.'E. A. feature Service ,VOL k XXIV. NO. Published Every Evenjnr (Rxcept Saturday) and Sunday Morning; MIAMI, OKLA,, MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1927 Office ot PubllcnUnn 35-!i7 A KlrcitH, Northeast JANUAftY DAILY AVERAGE 8,675 PRICE FIVE CENTS Get-Together Program Will Be Held Under Auspices of Chamber ALL ARE~INVITED Menu of County Products Arranged—Ideas to Be Exchanged Acting under the -auspices of the Miami Chamber of Commerce, James Lawrence, county farm agent, 'is arranging for a dinner to be given at Hotel Miami Saturday noon to farmers of Ottawa county. The noonday program and dinner is expected to bring together the largest gathering of farmers ever assembled at one time in the county for n like purpose, and it is expected that men and women from every school district and section of the county will attend. The meeting .will >be in the nature of a county-wide get-together session of farmers- for the exchange of ideas to. the end that Ottawa county may take a place in the front rank of agriculture, livestock and .dairy development of--the state. County Products on Menu James Lawrence, acting with Jim Lane, secretary of "the Miami Chamber of Commerce, is arranging for an interesting program to include a dinner of Ottawa county products— Ottawa county bread, meat and potatoes, Ottawa county cheese from the new cheese factory. Ottawa county ice cream and butter from the Miami Creamery and Ottawa county meat from the Miami Packing plant. The dinner will be eaten by Ottawa county farmers, who; are, after all, responsible for these products. The meeting will feature a . constructive and practical farm program which undoubtedly will be worth hundreds and thousands of dollars to men engaged in agricultural pursuits. ' J . nV.'tirhe in< thej : history: of the lias 'so much 'interest:::; 'been Closed Doors Muffle Senate Strife Over Highway Board Although Indications Point to Some Opposition to Governor's Appointees, Confirmation or Rejection Remains Conjectural OKLAHIMA CITY. Jan. 31.— (AP)—Tightly closed doors were expected today to deprive the .public of detailed accounts of the state Senate activity In which It 5s perhaps the most Interested — action on the appointments of five members of the now State Highway cominlsHlon, which were submitted Cor couClrmatlon -by Governor Johnston Friday. The appointments came too late in the Jny to 'be acted upon before the week-end holiday, nnd they .wero assigned to the roadt? and highways committee wit-h inatruc- ttons to prepare, a feport for submission lo the flj'ody. Their Kato Conji'rtimil There wove surface Indications that the governor's choices did not meet with tho vuuinaHflert'approval ot all members of the Senate, but whether sentiment would be cri's- talllzed to t>he extent of rejecting a-ny of the "^^y^,"^ the appointment, of Cecil PERCHES'OILS 'LIAR' IN COURT Screams Epithet When 'Boy Friend' Tells of Phone Talk After Marriage DIARY RULED OUT Cheats Curious Crowd at Browning Trial < tn<5 . ^vv*f vv of S&iurddly's program will be far* reaching.: \,' : / '•'" '..;•' !"••••'•'.'> -; ; : Every Farm Should Be Represented • >Men who are personally and financially interested in more . - ; extensive agricultural development of Ottawa county state that every farm in' the county should be represented at the meeting Saturday, as it is from cooperative meetings of this Senate action today. They were those of J. W. Murphy of HeaHlton as member of the State Industrial connotation, succeeding Edgar Fenton, resigned, and H. P. D. Howard of Oklahoma City as atate, fire, marshal to succeed John Connolly, ousted Friday by executive order oj the governor. Although the Son- ate Friday confirmed most of the n • • xj nf f y\;~ IT appointments submitted to It the Decision Not to Dig Up previous day by Governor Johnston, it with held action on these two appointments. A crowded calendar, fed Ihy a flood of ibills reported favorably by committees, awaited action of Ihu Senate today. Party Indorses Moore Q. B. Boydston, chairman of the Muskogce County Democratic Central committee, and Ed K. Brook Democratic campaign chairman of that county, called on Governor Johnston today • to assure him that Moore of of the UNDERHILL AND 3 OTHERS HELD FOR MURDER ESCAPE OKMULGEE ,, thBin |°^ writers who professed to have info,-, »'™ ^-»• -^ matlon on the subject. . ,, .. ,,, The commission appointed toythe;« £ .™ e cmnitjes .„ Mu8koRee .governor consists ot ..Cecil Mooie., ^, in( ,/. h - js a p nointltl<}n t wu s satis- to the "party at large. Maaijuim; tlvreo'named"are Democrats'and'Vhe" 'with a "group of newspaper reporters, last two are Republicans. It was expected that final action Asked by a reporter what he would do if tho Senate .refused to confirm of the Senate on the nominations his appointments, Governor Johnston replied: "I will quote them the 133rd Psalm." He then quoted the first verse of the Psulm. - "Behold'; how good nnd how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." would be .public, but if any argument for or against confirmation was scheduled, under Senate rules, it would ibe.made in executive, session. Two Other Appointments . Two other Important appointments of the .governor also awaited W.MUB Says ''Unless Maiii.nes" Suspend Hostilities They'll Have to Kill Liberals" that. great' things have been accomplished in other sections of the coun- ti*y., ' - . - .. s; - '•-'-•-,-., Barnes Lawrence, county farm agent, states that Saturday's, niee't- iiigv and Idinner. will be for farmers : PUERTO CABEZAS, Nic., Jan. 31. (AP)—Dr. Juan Sacasa, head of t j^ liberal government here, in a nature "statement to the, Asspciated Press tq- day, declared that > if the United States, marines did not 'suspend hostilities against the liberals," the time would come •vvhen the marines would "have,: to open fire against, the liberals and kill hundreds;of Nicara- ujid by farmers and their wives, al- gu an citizens to support.Diaz as in though.anyone interested in the agri- " cultural development of Ottawa Conu- ty will be welcome. . ', -' The dinner will be tnily informal and Just an ' everyday event without frills or formalities. Indications are. that the dining room and ' lobby of Hotel Miami will be ; filled to overflowing. , The meeting and program come at an opportune time — at the beginning of the spring season, when activities start in earnest on , the farm, and with the jnterest created through the establishing of the new •cheese factory, the opportunities made possible by the local packing plant and the interest developed in poultry by the new electric hatchery. together with the market already developed by the creamery, Ottawa county farmers, with the proper marketing organization, have reason jo look forward to the new year in nn optimistic frame of mind, '• ! Additional information in connec- with the program as arranged for Saturday's noonday dln'ner and program will be announced in Tuesday's News-Jteeerd. 1&12." General Diaz heads the conservative government at Managua, which has 'been recognized by the United States. " • ' • Ex-Convict Held for Deportation Action ';TULSA, Jan. ai, — (AP) — Paul Kestez,'26, just' released from the Okjahoma state prison at McAlester after completing a sentence of four yearn for manslaughter, was before the district court here today on deportation proceedings. • ,Re$tz ig alleged to be a citizen of fifrmany. The Tulsa shooting epi- HOtle, which secured March 21, 1623. LATE FLASHES MANILA, Jan. 31.—(AP)—Thirty- five Moros were killed snd an undetermined number injured at dawn today by Philippine constabulary under Col, Luther R. Stevens on the Island of Jolo. • ' OKLAHOMA CITY , Jan. 31.— (AP)—-The Legislature was asked today by Governor .Johnston to make an investigationi of the state insurance department. COTTONPLANT, Ark., Jan, 31.— (AP)-rThree children were drowned near Dixie, in Woodruff county whon the .wagon in which they were fleeing from high waters overturned on a floating barge today. Said io be ylctlni. 1 He is an fti»th9r(ties . proceedings, the second A negro in which was hia undesirable citizen, .the in the <tep<4rtat(oi Four Miner* Killed Kentucky Bltut Ky>, J»U. four pilner* pinion »q t»» Cwkl «O*MW Norton Cpgl -Jlta todw. 1 fn* in (AP)— Theater Man Slain by You ng Texas Bandit* FORT WORTH; Tex., Jan. 31.— Wilson, treasurer of the Majestic theater here, was shot and killed today when he resisted two youths .who were attempting to rob the theater. The pair escaped. DALLAS Tex,, Jan. 31.— (API- Kail HoWHielle, president of the Inr terstate Amusement company, which operates 1 the Majestic theater at Fort Worth, today posted a rewart of UdQtyk ^0r th« ?»ptur« of the robbers who 'shot Rosqoe Wilwn, the Majestic treasurer,' REVAMP L. S, MOVIES , Jun. 81.-Quite . • i f*w *r« too epmethjng 118,628,000 Estimated As U. S. Population Oklahoma, 2,384,000 , WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—(AP) -—Contpu^tions by ^he goyern- nieiit'.b census, experts JiWicate that the ; "Jv{i|j>|iiiation of-f continental Unjted; States on July ], 1927* will be li8iC28,000. .' " : :' .;. Thftt'is an increase of 1,492,000 over the estimate for; July J., 1926, and an increase of 12,917,380 over the figure fcr January 1, 1920, when the last actual census was taken. The new estimate announced today by the census bureau, is based,, among other things, on available data Vegarding .births, , immigration \and emigration.-' Estimates for Aea'ch of .the states were made bV distributing the total estimated, increase in ,'the same proportibnHjre the actual increase between two censuses of 1910 and 1920 was distributed. Those states which showed a decrease between 1910 and 1920 or between 1920 and 19215, however, were not credited with havipg made any increase, , since. 'Nc figures were announced for geographical divisions smaller than states. . The bureau estimates that/Oklahoma's population next July 1 will be 2,384,000 as compared with 2,342,000 last July • 1 and 2,028,283 in the 1920 census. WHITK PLAINS, N. Y., Jan. 3], _(AP)—When trial of the Browning separation suit was resumed after the noon recess today the first "boy friend"' of the trial was put on the stand and called a liar in open court by Mrs. Francess (Peaches) Heenan Browning, who burst into tears and charged perjury. After telling of his acquaintance with' Mrs. Browning before her marriage, James Nixon of Brooklyn, the young man, told of a telephone conversation between him and Mrs. Browning after they were both married. "Is this the young woman?" he was asked as Epstein, attorney for Mrs. Browning, pointed her out. "Yes," he said, nervously, "He lies," cried Mrs. Browning. The court rapped for order. "Never Saw Him Before" Mrs. Browninjr sobbed convulsively. "I never saw the man before in my life," she screamed. A ruling -by the court, kept much of the expected sensations out of today's hearing. The letters written by his young wife to girl friends prior to his marriage were ruled out as evidence by Supreme Court Justice Seeger as being irrelevant to. what happened during the marriage of the real estate man and the 1C- year-old girl. Thousands who had crowded into the courtroom expecting to hear the trial's most outspoken testimony stood .up in' the halls or jammed the courtroom to listen to testimony far from .exciting, . . Before nooil six witnessep had been " ,.-:fpu'r of \vhoni ^tookiuiJ^ber »1., that -M*.: -^tfrow'nmg• had td Marian Tussey, : girl friend ; of -Mrs, Browning, that she "try to recollect something" adverse to Mrs. Browning Prior to hqi- marriage. Miss Tussey herself testified that Browning had asked her if she had not seen Mrs. Browning, before her marriage, act improperly. She said she had denied that she had so seen "Peaches." The diary was said by Browning's attorneys to have contained the names of several "boy friends" of the young 'wife before the marriage. They were to be used as. character witnesses, it wps promised, ; should the diary have been permitted as evidence. •• Three letters, identified Wednesday by Mrs. Browning as having been Written to girl friends, also were ruled out by Justice,'Seeger. "I don't think it will' help me very much," he said, "to go> into the lives of either of these persons before their marriage. I think I can decide this case on the basis of actions during the marriage." The letter, counsel for Browning told the court, referred to "a poker party'' attended, he said, by the young woman before she became the real estate man's wife- Later Modifies Ruling The justice later modified his order slightly to allow some of the WEATHER FORECAST ' Oklahoma —Tonight ami Tuesday fair, warmer. Arkansas—' To'- nieht and Tuesday fair, warmer Tues- i|py. and in northwest tonight, . Kansas — Fair 'tonight and TUBS- day; not much change in temperature. WEATHER~AND ROADS , Teiiip. We'th> Boads Scandal Taints Gladstone's Fame England Apog Over Suits Linking Name of Famous Actress With That of Immortal Prime Minister (Continued on Page Two) Minstrel Tickets to Be on Sale Tuesday _ T -, Ti _-,,._ City .. .44 Pon<?» City .......43 McAlester . ...,'.49 Munkogee . Guthrie . . Brlstow . . Enid , . . BartlesvWe SO 42 . ..48 ...47 ...,44 Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear Clear CJear Clear Clear Clear Clear Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough Rough t ,„_, „ __ r«|T4ff towit Wf«*M *tf^F*"* ^Wf?*w *ffiWH ""«*',- Iwfr year, m. Moat Q* Unitad Siatei of TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES Tickets will be on sale Tuesday for the seventh annual "Whooporup" minstrels to be presented by the Miami^ Rotary club. It is stated that a three-night engagement will be played this year in order to give the public a better opportunity of securing seats and to avoid crowded condition which iias Prevailed in the past in two-night engagements. The minstrels this year will b' given on February 23-24-25 and will be under the direction of Clint Draper Mr. Draper is well' known in Miami and under his direction it js expected that the entertainment this yeai will be equal to or surpass those oi previous years. Tickets may be exchanged for reserved seats at any time on or aftei Feb. 16 at the box office of the Glory B theater. OFS1EEL SUETO Akins Goes With Accomplice in Drop Down Blanket Rope to Freedom CHEAT LAW HERE Bngland, too, is agog over a "scandal 1 ' case' in its courts, with Lily Langtry,, famous actress, as one of the women wluise names have become involved. A love affair between Miss Langtry and the late .William E. Gladstone, England's great premier, has been charged in the courts by Peter Wright, author. Wright, in a bosk, attributed numerous mesalliances to Glands'tone, and is- suing Viscount Gladstone, the late premier's son, for libel because the viscount called 'him a liar. * Miss Langtry,. now Lady de Bathe, is shown in the upper picture, with Viscount Gladstone (left) and Wright below. ! #lt The thfrtAenib jroifcrnlmtnt (abol- slavtry) adopted by Congress, Cured, Man Stays In Tuberculosis Hospital a* ' NEW YO»K. J»«. ai.— Clarence Brown, cured «| Seaview, the city's hospital -on ptaten Island fpr V-»borcvi!osJs, U remaining there voluntarily without pay as & living advertisement to cheer up new fwtients, He's brown akinn«U, big chested, stout and *miyng. T 5 ITfll Proprietor of Postoffice News Stand Succumbs in Jopliti Morgan H. Martin, proprietor of Martin's Cigar Store and News Stand, died .Monday morning at tho Freeman hospital in JopV'.n. Me had been in the hospital since Friday. He was 42 years old. Mr. .'.Martin had -been in business hero for more-than 10 years. Ho came to .Miami from Afton, where he was .in business for a few yours. Ho was a nalivn of-Missouri. The only known survlviiiK relative in this vic.inUy is a brother, K. P. Martin of Jopllu, formerly of Miami. Funeral arrangements have not •been completed. FLOODS STRIKE ftT Hundreds of Fantilies Already Routed—Crews Toil to Prop Weak Points Pair Face Charges; in Ottawa County, but Were Surrendered for Murder Trial OGMULGEE, Okla., Jan. 31.— (A?)— While the city slept this morning, four alleged murderers and desperadoes sawed through three sets of steel bars and made their escaPe from the Okmulgee county jail, on the fourth ifloor of the county courthouse. The fugitives are Wilbur Under- bill and Ike (Sheet) Akins, held for trial for murder of George Fee, 19- year-old Okmulgee- youth, on Christmas night cV-iririg the holdup and •Vbbery of a drug store in this city; and "Red" Gann and Duff. Kennedy Ok'fuskee county bandits, charged with highway' robbery in almost a :lozeh. different sections of Okfuskee county^ and with the murder of an Indian .who ran when he was ordered to hold up his hands. Rob Garage Near City The "four bandits, shortly after their escape from the county jail'. robbed the Hugh H. Hancock Auto Salvage company garage on the;Beggs road a few feet outside the Okmulgee city limits. An automobile and a cash register' were ^stolen. The automobile later was fc*an,<J by city police, and Deputy Sneriff M.^L- Lajrnjpre. answering- ^'' Stolen Safe Found In Gully Near Afton The safe stolon early Thursday morning from John Barnard's billiard parlor, 11 South Main street, was found .Sunday morning on the over Horse creek, near Afton. Discovery of the abandoned safe was made by a loiborer employed on the farm of John M. Fiiser, county commissioner and (president of the Fanners iState 'bank of Afton. K. E. Simpson, sheriff, was called to examine the safe. Ho found no clews. The safe was empty, "U papers as well as money having been removed. Opening of the safe, which appeared to have been done with cold chisels, had ruined It for further use. FREIGHT TRAIN DRKAJLICD POND CREEK, Oklu., J,an. 31* (AP)—Fourteen, cars of a Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific freight train wore derailed at a point four miles south of here about 8 o'clock this morning. The> cause of yut wreck has not been determined. The crow of the train escaped, without injury Raili-ad officials. sauf the track would be cleared tonight, LITTLK HOCK, Ark., Jan. 31.— (AP)—Flood waters continued to strike menacingly at levees In Arkansas today with hundreds of families already driven from t!w 'homes and thousands ..of. acres 1 -, of. rich fiirm lands under water. Workers still were engaged in strengthening two important levees where breaks would cause 'heavy damage. One of tho levees is on the White river near Uevall's Bluff. Workers wero more hopeCul today that their el'l'oris would be rewarded. The other is the St. Francis river Jevee near Marked Tree, where- a Ibreak would cause the flooding of the entire town. ilreaks in W-hite river six miles north of De.s Arc luive resulted In the flooding of more than 20,000 acres of land much of which is in cultivation and have forced from three hundred to four 'hundred families to take lo .higher ground. Ohio Ilivt'i' H{si»g HAIUUSIHWa, 111., Jan. 'ill,— (AP)—With flic Ohio river at Shawneetoxvn al a stage- of 47.S t'eet, tttb -highest point In 14 years, lh« me-mco of floods in ('Ilia suction 'became moro serii'iis today. The viver rose six inches during the nisht and was still rising this Ship Sinks in Harbor Crash; 30 Men Saved PUn,AOF.LPHIA, Jan, 31 — (AP)—The American steamship Juviguy w»s sunk iu the Delaware My below Reedy island early today when she collided with the Urlilsh freighter Yulemore. The crew of ?0 men wdis saved. . . Immediately "the! off icifers, led ' by; Deputy Sheriff -J:Blairi Hill, with Midnight Sun, police dog, struck oj* what appeared ; to be the trail of at least two of the bandits going v-.?£' ' . into the Concharti mountains. IV iioss-a was stil Ifollowing this trail at 9:45' o'clock this morning. . Whether or not the! escaped men separated into pairs is not known, but is believed to be their strategy. Walker's store, in the negro district; was robbed of a large quantity of groceries and a fanner near the city was robbed of several score pounds of i'resh meat.. Pair Flee Into Mountains Traces of the men indicated it asi Akins and Underbill who are fleeing into the Concharti mountains west ,';f here, and that, Kennedy, with Gann, is headed for the Okfuskee county hills. The four alleged murderers' were in their steel cages at . midnight;. County Jailer W. ; W. Mayer and Claude Coin each, checked the cell tier at that hour and found Kennedy and Gann in one cell and Akins and Underbill in another of the .tier of three cages. . Heavy steel chains with extra heavy padlocks, had been added to the fastenings, of the. doors of each cage, in addition to the big locks and sliding arms that ordinarily are used. The cages themselves weixy inside a steel room, in effect, with steel-barred winijpws. Woman Spread Alarm About 7 a. m. a woman living in a hotel opposite the jail, on West Seventh street, telephoned . Sheriff John Russell and the county jail. "1 ' believe there has been a jail break," she said. It was found that since midnight Underbill, Akins, Kennedy and Gann had not only sawed through the bars of the steel cages, below .the encircling chains, but also had sawed through the steel window bars a'n'4' had lowered themselves to the ground on the seventh street side of the jail by means of ropes made .of blankets. Blottle caps filled with some sort of, grease testified to the method -by which the- desperadoes maintained silence while sawing through the steel bars. . At the lower left of each. of the two cages, two bars had been sawed half through, leaving' a space through which a man no" larger than any of the escaped criminals might have squcoaed. The bars, half 'sawed, were broken off by sheer strength, Bar Snapped Apa/t Only prie bar iu.a' wjndo.w lookjur on to the ledge which cuy!es the JtUl wns_gawed through, Tftt* Jjft (Continued on Pago 1Fyo) * ' Metal Market • « CHARLOTTE l^AVKS $7<W,W)0 mjTTCWl 13 To.» »1 -1_KU- l,ot>,c. f BRUSSELS, Charlotte are $180,000 each, her eatwte dwindled from ^.OOO.OCO,,

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