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   Panama City News-Herald (Newspaper) - September 13, 1939, Panama City, Florida                                V, TIDE8 TOMORROW HIGH HT.-LOW H'.. 11:16 p. m. 1.3 6:05 a. m. 0,8 WEATHER: Fair tonight; Thursday partly cloudy; oen-U* to moderate easterly winds. Panama City News-Herald VOLUME 25-NO. 93 FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA FEATURE SERVICE USE AIR MAIL FOR PANAMA CITY'S PROGRESS PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13i 1939 _,__------------------__- o^v,um_-vr*unaau*x, aurTiLMUXiti 13, 1939      AUD1T bureau circulations K PRICE FIVE CENTS Grand Jury Called In Knowles Death PRICE FIVE CENTS suspect slips police grasp in bludgeoning Girl's Father Finds Most Clues So Far; Victim Better After Blow A suspect in the bludgeoning of Miss Margaret Morris slipped -through the fingers of police when he was within their grasp a day later, it was .learned today. W. W. Morris, father of the bludgeoned girl, started an investigation of his own immediately after the girl, who slept in a downstairs bedroom with her sister, told her companion about daybreak Sunday that her head was "splitting open." She first mentioned to her sister, Mildred, that she had a headache only to be answered by Mildren to "be quiet, I think I heard someone go out the front door." Bump on Forehead The pain increased and she called her parents. They at first thought she had either bumped her head in her sleep, or had been stung by an Insect. A knot on her. forehead was rapidly rising. Mr. Morris went to his daughters' bedroom and found fragments of a club on Margaret's pillow. Then he noticed the screen over the front window torn off. Going outside, he noticed that the screen door was-unhooked. Outside, he found tracks underneath the window, and tracks all about the house, leading finally to the front porch near where the screen over the window had been broken. Found Slivers Mr. Morris walked into the park nearby and found where someone had been whittling, and left slivers of*wood. In a lily jttfiftj^ nearby.; he- �*ound a  club, vrarata, larg&'Splinter brc^K^ut. Taking the club home heMourid that a splinter found on his daughter's bed fitted into the club. Other slivers of wood found at the park bench fitted into the club, showing he had sat for a long time in the park and whittled. Tracks about the house and in the park showed plainly that the man wore tennis shoes. Then underneath the bench he found a major clue. It was a card bearing the name of a waterfront cafe. Further Description In the meantime a further description of a suspect had been learned from persons who had seen a man loitering in the neighborhood. A night policeman went to the cafe on the waterfront, which bore the address found on the card, and inquired about a man answering a description furnished by Mr. Morris. The cafe proprietor immediately recognized the description, and assured the policeman that the man was "staying on a boat tonight." The night policeman went home- next morning without making a report, Monday morning a day policeman walked into the cafe and the proprietor, seoing the suspect entering the cafe, said: "There's the man you're looking for." The day policeman, having been furnished with no information about the suspect, didn't know what the cafe proprietor was talking about. And at that Instant the police call siren sounded, and the policeman left the place. The suspect got his suitcase and left. The girl bludgeoned Is improved today. PERSHING URGES BIGGER DEFENSE POWER FOR U. S. By E. C. DANIEL WASHINGTON, Sept. 13.-(/P) General John J. Pershing urged today, on his 70th birthday, that Congress provide funds at its coming special session "to carry the military" establishment to its full peace strength." v Full strength .would be 280,000 men in the Regular Army and 424,000 Ih the National Guard. Since the war broke out In Europe, President Roosevelt has already ordered expansion of the Army to '227,000 and the Guard to 235,000. The A.E.F. commander�ln-chlef said In a birthday statement to- the press: "I must again recall our deplorable situation when we entered the World War 22 years ago. Then not a single move had been made, from a military point, of view, to prepare for it. Tlhat experience, with Its costly les-son, I am happy to say. appears certain to be avoided in the event tihafcwe Should again beeomie tiy- Roosevelt Calls Congress For September 21 'trust  buster' promises blow at price rises War - Time   'Profiteering' To Get Attention of U. S. Government ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. 13. (#>)-Thurman W. Arnold, official "trust-buster" for the United States government, served notice today that his office would make generous use of the criminal indictment to break up war-time "profiteering." He served this warning during a speech before the National Petroleum association, which comprises most of the country's oil men. Flood of Letters Arnold said his office was being "flooded" with letters complaining about current "profiteering."' He said his office would take swift action to ^'deter reckless offenders from getting started and. compelling orderly business men to follow in self-pro tection." "I regret," he said, "that my instrument of prevention happens to be the criminal indictment. I hope that legislation wi'l be passed which will put the differences between the oil industry and the anti-trust division on the civil side ol the docket bv providing adequate civil penalties. Until that happens, I will be forced to continue using the criminal indictment.'' He added: "Economic Democracy" "If we are to preserve our political democracy we must not let economic democracy slip out from under us. If we are to preserve peace we must give peac2-time industry an equal chance to -eompe.tg-with expanding Avar industry in" the "'troubledtimey ahead." Arnold said there was not justification for present "high prices" on the basis of supply and demand, and that "this is the kind of situation which demands immediate action, not long-time reform." "Public hysteria started this movement toward higher prices," he said, "but organiaztions continued it and tooK advantage of it. I expect this condition is only temporary, but, nevertheless, it has already taken millions of dollars in tribute and embarrassed thousands of small business men. It is an advance symptom of what may happen in the future." Hitler Maps Strategy at tKe Front  (NEA Radiophoto) At German general staff headquarters "somewhere in Poland," Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, "first soldier of the Reich," looks over map of battle area. His ace military leader, Gen. Walther von Brauchitsch, stands at his shoulder. Picture was radioed to New York from the German capital. Noon Stock List By VICTOR  EUBANK NKW YORK. Sept. 13.-(AP)-Traders switched from the "war hablex" In  today's stock  market and losses und khIus wore about evenly divided. The imco was fast from the start. Near tin fourth hour the best performers were, rails, utilities and me-chandlslng shares, while steels, air-crafts and metals were backing away. The motors Improved toward midday. Nervousness was marked and no definite trend was discernible. Trades were assured by Premier Chamberlain's report to the House of Commons that "there can be no peace until the menace of Hltlerlsm has been finally removed, "and from this It was reduced the conflict would be longer duration than had been expoct-ed In many quarters. Bonds Incined higher Hit commodities were mixed with wheat rallying at Chicago. Foreign markets were steady. British-French Resolve To Fight Until Naziism Gone, Says Chamberlain Al Chem & Dye ............................ JOl Am Can ....................................... Ill 3-< Am Sugar Ref ................................   27 Am T & T   .................................. 1M .t- ,<� would not make un application and with making u $5,i'00 gi;r. to Ritter from a 75,000 receivership fee he wa.3 allowed. New Baby Ambulance Given Demonstration CLEVELAND, Sept. 13 ~-(/P)~ A new "baby ambulance" rii. signed to save the lives of premature bibles which weigh little more than a puuud at birth was demonstrated today before the American Congress of obstetrics and Gynecology. It Is a small steel box in which such tiny infants can placed, its cover closed and oxygen administered. The Interior heat is kept at the proper temperature until the infant can be transported to an Inoubator in the hospital- The baby ambulance Is'smftll enough to be carried in a' taxi-cab.   Its electrical systemsfor heating is plugged. Into a light socket.   

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