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Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma THE ADA WEEKLY NEWS VOLUME XXXHl ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1934 NUMBER 43 President Agrees to Some Sen- ate Amendments to Mone- tary Bill OBJECTS TO BOARD Secretary of Treasury Have Supervision of Stabilization Fund WASHINGTON. Jan. President noosovelt sent County Officers Obtain Infor- mation About Blow That Caused Death No charges were filed today In the case of John Echols. who died at his home near Franks early Tuesday morning, allegedly from thi> effects of a blow re- reived during some, trouble the preceding afternoon. County officers were continu- ing their Investigation of the case and stated today that the Information they had obtained was clearing up details of what i occurred at the t.cene where word tOjKeiiol.s received tho blow. congressional lenders today that ho was willing to accept a time limitation on his monetary lutlon. hut urged rejection the proposal to have a hoard ad- minister tin; huge stabilization fund. The chief executive's decision was passed along to his ants on Capitol Hill us the lite began consideration of the: their Investigation. money bill I During Investigation of trouble One of tin- chief at Franks Monday night In which raised against the monetary mill Owen Alston was severely beat- was that It was permanent, county officers found all par- IT than temporary Kchols Is said to have been struck above the right temple with a piece of automobile spring leaf. The trouble occurred near Union Valley. Three neighbors of Ecliols. C. Hilton, Arthur Arnett and C. I'. Alcorn, said to have, been lleuten- Echol.'i' companions Monday, were arrested when the officers began Involved unwilling FOR LARGE President Will Recommend Extension of CWA Activities oils mm to and should therefore receive more j Prosecution of any one, and Al- thorough consideration. Wils foletised from tho coiin- Itepubllmns, together with Jail, where he had been taken some democrats, were determined treatment of his bruises however, to rontlnm- their batllo for the management of tin stabilization fund by a board of five rather than tli" Kfcretary of the treasury alone. The president'ii views were passed along to congressional leaders after a conference tit thu House with Senator Hob- Will Also Call For Passage of Act to Regulate Stock Exchanges WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 f.T) President Koosevelt today had be- fore him for transmission to congress a re- quest for civil works and other emergency funds, the first of a series of recommendations due to tracl; their way to Capitol Hill. Although foreseeing come, pos- sibility of a congressional at- tempt to raise the ja50.000.000 CWA ante, administration ad- visers believed late Intimations form the president that this work would continue, beyond May If there was sufficient need might quiet any major storm. Also upon tho president's desk, about ready for a ticket to con- gress were formulae for perman- ent regulation of tho stock ex- changes and for the nation's com- munication systems. A commerce department study on stock exchanges, handed to Mr. lloosevelt late yesterday, was .stated authoritatively today to I suggest no Immediate drastic reg- i illation, but rather than wide ef- fort to re-arrange practices should tuovc slowly. Until Whl I Inson, democratic leader. KnbliiHon would not discuss his visit, but on leaving the White! House said the board plan was. "obnoxious and Impractical." j CWA Al the capltol. he said 11.e. amendment adopted by the Ken-: ate bunking committee to limit the operation of the.', fund and the president's power to; devalue the dollar to two years, with provision tor them lo three, would probability be accepted." Work Had Halted Temporarily I .WatchfulI of the __ Progress of Further Instructions Secured activities In most of tho men who ed yesterday back on I c, e.Mendl.ig "In all Kmergenej the (jriinteil amendment. tho Under president could declare the emer- gency period over before two years. If he desired, mid cancel grant of power, or he could extend them tor the thlid year, other amendment, which administration opposes The the would of flu1 the governor of serve board, the the currency and seeking further In- formation on what can be i under new restrictions regarding securing material necessary for carrying out some of the projects already approved. Graveling of streets In Ada was resumed today, and work wan taken up again In almost nil places where It was temporarily stopped. The I'-hour per week basis prevails over the county, this hav- ing been ordered by the national congress, the chief executive also was known to bo preparing for early dispatch a message asking authority to deal with foreign Pontotoc nations on the tariff and war ere halt- couple of other bills for this session aro In formulation. One would modify the new securities act to penult administrative changes regarded as required for thi! investment nanklng Interest. The other would extend authority for loans to permit n widespread modernization of homes. TAKEN IN Officers Confiscate Three Cars, Much Liquor in N'ight's Activities Three quantity flscatrd cers In cars and a considerable of whiskey were con- Tuesday night by offl- and near Ada In a series DEVELOPMENT IN FITT5 of swift-moving events. Percy Armstrong and Arthur Floyd, city officers, chased down an automobile which they tin.illy halted by shooting down the roar casings. In the car they fomu! five one-half gallon jars of li- quor. They arrested John Lewis and Walter Honham. The officers turned the auto- mobile over to Allen Stanfleld. deputy United States mnmlr.il. who drove to the place southeast of Ada where Lewis and Hor.ham were living, and there, they re- ported, found Ellis and Trod Jones standing beside an .111 to- mobile, on the ground won; half-gallon Jars and in a tent were seven more of tho saiuo size, containing whiskey. Later, about midnight, Ston- fleld was following another auto- mobile around the hill on High- way when the three occupants of the leading car leaped from It and fled. The car ran oft the road Into some trees, in It wero found three 10-gallon one full and the others jiartly filled with whiskey. Lewis, llonhnm. Kills Jones, and Fred Jones were chirked with possession and transporting liquor. When arraigned tills noon before U. S. Commissioner W. C. Edwards, Lewis and ham pleaded guilty and :be two Joneses pleaded not IJond for Lewis and Uonham was set at each by Judge Ed- wards for appearance In federal district court; bond of the ciher two" was set at each. Would Continue CCC The emergency budget mt-ssage In addition to asking CWA con- tinuance through tho spring until mid-April to May 1, requests JIIOO.OOO.OOO for a second year ot Civilian Conservation Corps; nnd other amounts for direct federal relief. The president and Harry L. Hopkins, civil works admlnlstra- are standing hopefully for the federal yet to be secured will lie absorption of most of tho con.ptroller ofldelayed a weelc or ten days, Hen-! two others ap-'nlgan said today, for the mater- have a board composed jCWA administration, secretary of thu treasury, Work on projects reiiulrln polntt'd.by the senate to run the stabilization fund. Administration leaders said they would insist upon Ihe orig- inal terms of the hill, providing tin; secretary of treasury with I sole jnrlMllcilon over the fund.! contending that It can only be handled by a single power, and that u board would endanger what was called the fundamental necessity for secrecy. alls will probably foro lhal time. _W not arrive be- 'CROCODILE TEflfiS' Chairman Fletcher explained the committee amendments to the senate. Mo.-.! of the senators were their seals mid the galleries wen- comfortably filled. Fletcher coill'-l hardly be heard In the galleries. however, and even strained their ear.-, words. Notablv missing WASHINGTON. Jan. I The treasury was disclosed to- I day to be determined that moon- shiners shall not be stamped as legal merely by coming In and paying a tax. but In tho words 000 CWA Worli0rs private In- dustry by May 1, but labor lead- ers are convinced that If all are not taken up then, those remain- Ing will bo on the payroll. Letters and telegrams from governors, mayors and all classes of workers continued to arrive at :i great rate, .protesting against any too groat curtailment of CWA activities. Drastic retrenchments already have been made. Governor Lehman of Now York wrote, saying redcctlon In the program "might lead to serious social and economic conflequen- ces." While the justice department of Secretary Morgenthau It some- ncrtn.wl 11 r> _ 'makes me shed crocodile the .senators to ratcli his was Senator times tears." The treasury secretary, testify- ing before tho house appropria- tions committee on the treasury- postofllco supply bill reported to- day, explained: "Every day we aro being ap- Thomas long an proached by people who are man- cate of dollar devaluation .ind ufacturlng liquor Illicitly and Ihey want to come In lindor the law, but wo will not have any- thing to do with them. If we know that a man has been In the bootleg business and wants to come in now, we say, 'It Is just too. bad; wo will not have anything to do with It.' It makes me shed crocodile tears to turn down a proposition like that one that wo had the. other day, whore a man had gallons of Illicit alcohol that ho would like to pay taxes on. 'But I figure, as you say, that seizure of federal re.-erve gold. He was ill at home. I'.ejcct Hoard Plan Keaching the controversial amendment substituting a bourd to administer the stabilization fund, rleidicr .said thai should be rejected. "There ought to be OIK- uni- fied source of control." he con- tended. Adding that experience' had shown boards often devel- oped of views" which led to delays. Single control, be said, would make for expeditious ailiniiilslia- tlon and protect the "confiden- tial" fund. Senator Vandenborg (K-M'clil. suggested It "might be useful" If there were occasional conflicts in administration of the fund, to show thai its operations were be- given close consideration. Fletcher opposed an amend- ment by the committee to con- fine operations for Ihe fnnd '.o thu "cole" purpose of stabilizing the value of Ihe dolar. He ho did not feel Ihe word ".-ole" was necessary. Voicing Ihe admln'stratlon at- titude on the lime limitation Fletcher told the senate I: was "not a vital amendment." lulillnu that "as fur I am concerned It may be wise to accept 'I. Fletcher added thai he would make no contest limitation, either the stabilization president's power dollar. on the time as applied to fund or Ihu to devalue tiio of graft and political favoritism In local civil works activities, Secre- tary Ickes, public works adminis- trator, was given full power by the president to deal vllh graft cases In his province. "Where we will hare to be on our guard." Ickes said. "Is after construction begins. We'll have to watch out for skipping of con- tracts, the putting In of poor ma- terial and forth." PIIIEllCEDll Supplies of butter and meat vere started out over Pontotoc county today to be distributed nt he times and places arranged In ichcdule by Miss Kocla Dorlty. iiipervlaor of social work under ho FEHA. The announcement recently of llvlslon of the county Into dls rlcts did not Include Pleasant iill. People of the Pleasant 1111 community who are on tin: relief lists will get their supplies vhen the truck Is at Union Val- ey. Miss Dorlty Is asking mer- chants to bring all January gro- cery orders to her office so that hey can sign the payroll for the same. Many of the merchants of the county have already done so bill ho payroll cannot be completed ind sent In to state headqnar- ers until all have, come In as re- luested. CftRl WILL TEST there Is a moral question Involv- ed .and I do not want to accept It. He does not approach me directly, but through a third party. I just feel, as a sworn officer of tho government that I cannot do business with a man like- that." It was estimated that gallons of alcohol, of 200 proof would bring In In rev- enue at a 100 proof gallon. OKLAHOMA CITY. Jan. 21 charges of harbor- ing the late Wilbur Underbill were filed against Ralph Uowe and Elmer Intnan hero today. Three others, Mrs. Hazel Under- bill, wife of the "Trl-Statc Ter- and Lon and Sewell John son. have been charged previously. Uowe, wounded when Underbill was fatally shot at Sbawnee Dec. I'.O, was bound over for district court trial uiyler bond ot at Shawnce loday on a state charge of harboring Undellilll. Inman. ex-convict. Is held hero on other charges. rttAYLou's roxnrriox COXTIXUKD Ai.AitMixr; CHICAGO. Jan. vln A. Traylor, president of tho First National bank, was still In an alarming condition today after be awoke from a sleep that had given his physicians hope that be would recover from pneumonia. The patient, however, was "somewhat Improved" the doctors said. Mrs. Traylor and the chil- dren. Nancy and Melvln. jr., who had flown hero from Lehind Stan- ford university yesterday, were called to the bedside during the night when Traylor seemed to be ON APPEAL CHANDLER, Okla.. Jan. 23 H. T. Douglas, chain hanker, was sentenced formally today to 15 years In prison, the penalty as- sessed recently by a jury which convicted him of a state banking law violation. District Judge Hal Johnson passed the sentence after denying motions for a new trial and arrcs of judgment, nnd Douglas was re leased on appeal bond. Distributed Over County Ac- cording to Schedule Re- cently Announced OKLAHOMA CITY. Jan. The validity of Governor Murray's latest proclamation at- tempting to waive penalties on lellnquent property taxes was luestloned officially today when Tom Huser, Semlnole county at- torney, asked Attorney General J. Be'rry King to rule on it. Stato Senator Garvln, Duncan, announced plans at the same time to test the governor's clemency authority In the courts. He said ho will offer payment of his back taxes without tho pen- alty, and bring suit to mandamus Ills county treasurer If he refus- es to accept. Huser expressed doubt that tho governor has the authority under Ills clemency powers to waive the tax penalties. Oil Administration Agrees to One Well to Each 10 Acres mCOXJESfPLnNNEO Mnnahan and Sledge Reported Building Derrick For "Bottom Test" The national petroleum admin- istration has approved south Pon- totoc county, according to W. A. "Gus" Delaney, who recently re- turned from Washington, D. C.. where he took up the mailer ot outlet for oil produced In tho field. According to the plan of de- velopment there can be drilled one well to each 10 acres In tho area. However, Ihe number of wells that can be drilled in the next 12 months has yet to be determined. Tho plan was adopted at n meet- ing In Ada at which most major operators Interested In the field were present. Mr. Delaney was selected chair- man of the group, tho executive committee Including M. O. Mat- thews, W. II. Osborn, B. V. Cal- lulmn of Ardmoro, E. H. Moore of Tulsa, a representative of the Continental Oil company and a representative of the Magnolia Po- iroleum company. Late reports from the field tell of several developments of gener- al Interest. In section 18-2n-7e, G. A. Manahan and J. B. Sledge are building n derrick for a Wllcox test. This Is a mile and a quar- ter north and a half nillo east of the Delaney and olhers Harden 1A, recently brought In as an oil producer. Pipe was cemented Sunday on top of gas sand In tho Dawes Harden No. 1 well In SE SE NW of 30-2-7, at feet. Oper- ators expect to drill In Thursday. The Harden 1A is producing oil but there Is no way at present ot getting an accurate gauge of Its production, as with present facili- ties removal of oil from avail- able tankage Is slow. However, the operators are planning to get standardization equipment installed within a week or ten days and more accurate In- formation on what the well can do will be available soon. IE lEflfi OF LIFE WASHINGTON. Jan. The reconstruction corporation will continue In operation for an- other year at least, but Its un- limited lending powers will end next July 1. President Hoosevelt made known last night that he had signed the bill extending the life of the corporation to February 1, inns. In a letter to Jesse Jones, HFC chairman, he added, however, that withdrawals from the treasury should be limited to jnOO.000.000 xcept on executive order. The bill provided an Increase of the bor- rowing limit of the corporation by The corporation expects more than of repayments which It can re-lend without Issu- ing debentures. The president said He expects the corporation to make most of tho payments out of these repayments. The life of the corporation as a lending agency would have ended today If the president had not signed the bill. Four Members of Gang Cap- tured; Two More Still nt Large in Oklahoma LANSING. Kan., Jan. Death at the hands of hard shooting possemen bus ended the Goal in County is Con- tracts in Government Con- trol Program At n meeting Sunday of com- mltteemeu of the county who aro assisting tho county agent, J. B. criminal career of Bob (Big Boy) Hill, In carrying out tho govorn- Brady, who led six other Kansas-mont's coltoii-plannlng program penitentiary convicts over the for the next two years, J. B. wall last Friday morning. Oreen, district agent, was pres- Brady, a life termer who thrice >-int. Oreen Informed those present that Pontotoc county Is ns far ad- vanced with the program as any other county In tho southeastern district. Almost all of the conimllteemcn were present and almost every one brought in some signed con- tracts. They all reported that they were busy on the program. The meeting wan In part to check up on progress being tnndo nnd also to discuss any questions that had arisen, to clear up any tins escaped from prison, was shol to death late yesterday near Paola, Kan., after he had made, a futile effort to rally his three companions with a cry of "let's fight" as a posse of peace offl-J cers approached. His lliree Mc.Mahan, Fred Cody and Ben- jamin recaptured and returned here. They were placed In No, 2 cellhouse from which they escaped after over- powering a guard and construct- ing a ladder with which to scale the wall. This ccllhonso Is the "solitary" of the state prison. Their return and the death of their leader accounted for five of tho seven fugitives. Charles Clifton McArthur was taken into custody at Kansas City Sunday. Jim Clark and prank Delmar, who made their way Into Okla- homa utter kidnaping Lewis Dresser, a rural school teacher and using his car In their flight, still are at large. Dresser was released unharmed near Pawhus- Ica and allowed to keep his car. Driven from cover by cold and liunger and still wearing their, prison denim, the four were! sighted by Henry Kohlenberg, a farmer living 11 miles southeast of Paola. He notified officers and within a short time their flight was halted. Undersherlffs H. R. Llnlngor and Ed Schlotmnn were tho.first to approach the men. When chal- lenged, Brady sought to fire at the officers with ta riot gun. but the cartridge failed to explode. He started to run, curalng at his Inability to clear his weapon of a damaged cartridge. Both uncertainties remaining about points Involved In the program. The deadline for signing the cotton contracts which cover 103-1 and In winch the gov- ernment pays benefits for acreage formerly planted In cotton nnd pledged by farmers lo be taken out of cultivation. Is January 31. There are about farmers In Pontotoc county, but a number of these do not qualify for one reason or another, to take part In the program, and some do not go In for cotton farming, so that tho goal of the county workers Is contracts. Holds Governor Cannot Ap- point Secretary of School Land Board Now PER CAPITA PAYMENT Semlnoles to Kecelvi' First Payment In !10 MUSKOGEE. Okla.. Jan. 23 of get each tomor- row in the' first such tribal pay- ment since 1918. The money Is coming from oil produced on the grounds of the old Mekusukey Academy in Semi nolc county, owned by the tribe. Payments will be made at We- woka by John Tldwell. chief clerk of the five tribes agency here. NEW YOIIK. Jan. 24 Directors of Liggett and Myers Tobacco Co., today declared an extra dividend of Jl and the regular quarterly dividend of the same amount of the common nnd common "B" stocks, both payable March 1 to stock of record Feb. Ifi. A year ago similar extras were paid. OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 23 state supremo court hold today that Governor Murray Is offI-] without authority to appoint n cers fired with revolvers and. school land commlsulon secretary then schlotman downed tho until the present secretary has re- of CALLS FOR LARGE Almost Needed To Bring Strength Up to Treaty Limits 1'erado The with a shotgun, convicts denied signed or lias been removed for MORE MEN MUTED Admiral Standley Per- sonnel of Ships Not Modem WASHINGTON, Jan. A United States navy noar Lon- don treaty HmltB upon comple- tion of liii present program was pictured today by the house praprlntlons committee In report- ing a supply bill. Tu It I UK issue with by Admiral William H. Standlny. clilef of naval that the condition of the fleet satisfactory, the? committee --re- ported construction under way which "upon completion, .will brills us current with treaty llml? lallnns In all combatant categor- ies, completely discounting Cover- age tonnaBe." The commltteo provided increase of 2.800 en I IB ted naval and marine personnel. The measure Is J23.922.00O less than the current appropria- tions and below bud- Ret estimates. Transfers of'.un- used funds totaling however, will bring the actual cash withdrawals from the troaa" ury for the navy to oo'o. Admiral Standley urged, 'tho committee to Increase navy 'enlls-' ted personnel to althouqh paying he realized President lloosevelt had asked for only men. If the United states bulit" ilti to the' London treaty mentH, he said, the annual main- tenance cost would be 000. At the end of the fiscal year however, ho asaerted, the United States on the basis HO per cent complements. weapon was one from the prison SwlnaM, obtain-. SccrotB ry j. handed foray ded8ion carpenter n writ of directing tho state ivoulil be short enlisted arsenal. Cody said Brady ed It In a singled from tho escaping group to hlg after they scaled the wall. He) At the request 01.' tho governor, professed to know no details inst legislature passed n law Its acquisition. giving the chief executive, who Is While tho officers vwero con- commission chairman, the right centratlng their fire on nrady, to name the secretary. A major- Ills companions fled only to be Ity of the board was to met by more possemen. The three discharge the official at any time, however. When tho act became effective, the governor appointed J. H. Cas- teol of Sulphur. Tho commission- ers refused to neat him and Car- men and 12 ships, not Including Charles replacements of destroyers nntl submarines. raised their hands. "We've had one said. Widow for Hrndy OKLAHOMA CITY. Jan. Brady's widow, told pouter declined to vacate tho of- tlie death of the fugitive convict'flee. Charging the commlsslon- at the hands of a Paola, Kan-iers wore acting unlawfully. Mur- posse, asked defiantly angrily from tho room sobs: "Dili ho kill any Informed that he didn't, she WPnt he ought to. Ho ought'would obtain a supremo court nnd has not returned since. After walling for tho governor to bring a test suit on tho law, j Frank Carter, auditor, declared ho to have killed fifty, and even then that wouldn't make up for) nMnf. IIo nml carpenter ar- ranged the test case. The court held the 193.1 law I did not create n vacancy In tho of- and further ruled tho legls- I lature cannot vest In tho governor him." She and "I3lg noy" nrady married three years ago. He went to prison shortly afterward. power than that given Brady now Is living with her constitution, parents here. "We were so she cried, "nut the cops Just wouldn't let us alone. Why even now I can't go out and get tho laundry with- out the cops stopping me." Mrs. Bardy went to Ada today to arrange for her husband's burial there. Funeral services will bo hold tomorrow or Thurs- day at Ada, with tho Ilev. O. B. Lee, Presbyterian pastor, officiat- ing, she said. QUIT HUNGER STRIKE LEAVENWOIITH. Kan.. Jan. resigned fair of con- victs sipped soup in solitary cells at tho federal penitentiary bore today and each spoonful was an admission of the supremacy ot the law. Tho prisoners were Albert W. j Bates and Harvey Bailey, convic- ted kidnapers of Charles P. Ur- schel, Oklahoma oil millionaire. The soup nnd other light foods were accepted voluntarily as.they ended their hunger strike In pro- test against sollltary confine- ment. Bates, tho first to refine food, was the first lo recognize the futility of a hunger especially when prison doctors forcibly fed him and Bailey milk through the nose with the aid of a rubber hose. OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. (Big Boy) Brady, shot to death by Kansas peace offi- cers, was regarded In Oklahoma us an outlaw who would run but would not "shoot It Clar- ence Hurt, veteran detective, said today. However, the three-time prison fugitive fell yesterday as ho sought vainly to discharge a gun after shouting to his com panlons; "Lot's of 'There Is only one explanation why Brady choso to shoot U said Hurt, "and that is that ho must have realized he was whipped." Brady, who escaped from tho GATE, Okla., Jan. K. W. Harris, superintendent of the onto public schools, died here today from natural causes. He was years old. The pioneer Oklahoma educa- tor was principal of the high school at Ada and superintendent at Weathorford and taught In the teaches colleges at Ada and Durant. He leaves his widow and five children. Funeral services were held today and the burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery at Okla- homa City tomorrow. Dentists Begin On Survey For Rural Schools The dentists of Ada have start- ed their survey of the rural school Four of Battleship Need Renovating Even the newest, battleship. Stnndleyi said, should bo modern- ized but not In the Immediate future. They Include the West Virginia, Maryland. Tennessee. California, Colorado. Ho said the already modernized Oklahoma. Texas and New York need now engines. The condition ot tho remain- ing battleships. In my opinion, is not he nddcd. "The two large aircraft carriers (Lexington and Saratoga) aro retrogressing materially. "The situation In regard" to our destroyers Is I gravely doubt the ability ot.these boats to efficiently perform tho services that would bo require! of them In war-time operations. '.Most of our submarines aro either over age, or noarln.e-tho age limit as a result of the age becoming Increasingly expansive to maintain. At present, ot tho Si submarines on the 3fi aro over age. and on her 31. 193G only 18 will be ifn- der age." Representative Ayrcs (O-Kuiil commented: "Admiral, I should say-that you have not presented n Tory happy situation ns lo the mater- ial condition ot our ships.1' In 'Its report, the committee said: "While wo may have a largo proportion of destroyers techni- cally over ane, ihose operating with the fleet. Including those In reduced commission and rotating reserve, are splendid ships and their effective useful life. Will extend well beyond tlic'nr- bltary treaty life ot 12 Reported CCC Hunger Strike Branded False MUSKOGEE, Jon. Sentencing of James W. Decamp and others associated In the Do- camp Consolidated Glass Casket company was postponed today until February 23 due to the Illness of Decamp. The promoter and some of his associates were convicted recently on mall fraud charted in federal court. OX 01 eralls and In mass breaks from.L tUm footer" here three services, years ago, during a raid on an apartment. On that occasion he jumped through a window gloss and ran. Later ho was captured in an al- nnd Granger wcro out Mon- of tho Mnn Killed Jfeur Onlncxvllle GAINESVILLE. Tex.. Jan. Autry. 40, was shot and killed today on a farm five miles north of Gainesville and his son. Dubols Autry. Ifi. senior high school student, and Jdhn Curtis, 17, tho youth's uncle, wero charg- ed with tho slaying. The survey Is conducted for In- formation wanled by the federal bureau In Washington. About half of the rural children of Pontotoc county are to be examined. OKLAHOMA CITY. Jan.. Senator Harilln Ballard of Pnrcell. today tendered his resig- nation to Gov. Murray, explaining his position as an attorney for the Home Owners Loan Corp. prevent- ed him from remaining in tho senate. He had served in tho 13th and 14th legislatures. His term would have expired In November. FOIIT SILL. Jan. 23. An official report to Brig. Gen. William M. Criilcksliank. today branded as fabrication a rumor that 75 boys had been dismissed front tho CCC camp at BattUt. McCurtaln county, following, a liunger strike Lieut. S. M. Meyers, second In command of tho camp, reported to General Crulckchank that the rumor was started by seven boy's who bod been discharged .from the corps because of refusal to work. Tho officer's report said- tho seven youths had refused- to work unless they had CRBS for breakfast. There wero no ho said, because a shipment had been delayed. The report said tho cggless breakfast consisted not of -dry toast alone, as one ot tho 6oys was quoted as saying at Musko- geo yesterday, but ot bacon, prunes, cereal, bread, butter, ana coffee. __ ,__i _i
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