Ada Weekly News, April 5, 1934

Ada Weekly News

April 05, 1934

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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - April 5, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma THE AD A VOLUME XXXIV NUMBER I IE MONEY I JOBLESS TO WORK HAVE PERISHED RAISINS SHES Would Tax Incomes From Annuities and Eliminate Many Exceptions Present Allotment of 300 Already Pilled and iNo Places Open For Time    ‘Washita    River    at    Hammon OFFICIAL RETURNS OF ADA CITY ELECTION For Mayor and Canuniasloaer of Public Justice and {Safety— 1-1    1-2    I-ii    1-4    2-1    2-2    3-1    3-2    4-1    4-2    4-3    Total T. J. CHAMBLESS J. D. WILLOUGHBY 197 IOO 134    215 107    141 112    215 125    320 196 201 152 300 145 236 183 247 228 171 92    1869 182    2130 PM IN ROOM Committees Hear Ugly Words Hurled Across Table in Louisiana Hearing WASHINGTON^ April 4—UP) The senate proved today it can act with dispatch when it has a mind, giving staccato approval to a series of committee amendments that have raised the house income tax strengthening bill to $330,OOO,TRIO. The house of representatives, meanwhile, accepted the Norris-ranking resolution for investigation of public utility rates by the federal power commission. One tax clause winning senate sanction was to levy a big surtax on “improperly accumulated surpluses of corporations. The additional tax would be 2", per cent on adjusted net income under Resumption of the government's work program is starting in this county with plans for putting 300 people to work, probably before the end of this week. The allotment of places to Pontotoc county for the present includes the personnel of the FERA staff. The workmen who are to be employed at present have ber n selected and until further notice no others will be put to work. The work comes under the new' arrangement in which the old CW A program is being absorbed by th** FERA, with B. E. Henni-gan continuing as county director. As plans are developed by state authorities and others can be put Takes Houses and People Down River GRH! SUFFERING Casualty List Cannot Be Determined Until Waters Recede ELK CITY, Okfa., April 4--UP) A disastrous flood of the Washita river today was believed to have taken at least six lives, hiding the fate of eight other persons and washing' away be- to work the Pontotoc county j tw'een 25 and 40 homes. FERA headquarters will make an-j Houses in the vicinity of tile nouncements.    ?    littIe town of Hammon and on Son)** of the first work to Ik* j both sides of the raging river done will involve completion of j were torn from their foundations projects begun in the county un-j and families literally were wash-der the CW A set-up. In addition cd from their beds as the usually Mrs. Dora Webster Cox. in charge quiet Washita spread suddenly to of social service, is seeking to se-; a width of nearly two miles. cure use of enough land for large J Hope virtually was abandoned community gardens which will be Uor wife and five daughters used as a means of distributing 0f ^    ^ Adams, a farmer,*” w?ho For Commissioner of Public Works and Property— ll 1-2    1-3    1-4    2-1    2-2    3-1    3-2    4-1    4-2    4-3    Total HENRY KROTH PERCY ARMSTRONG 149 146 115 132 194 163 129 120 180 354 203 193 205 253 169 210 212 219 218 182 145 131 1919 2103 Sentenced to IO Years; Criminal Trial Docket Ended This Afternoon $100,000 and pr* per cent on that j^Uef to needy families during the»res^ueti two other children be- I fore he could get the others out, {the house was swept downstream coming summer and fall * * again. in excess of $100,boo. The first test won w*as upon a vote to restrain a provision subjecting to taxation th** anticipated income from annuities. The proposal wrould require annuitants, as soon as payments begin to them, to report an incomes an amount equal to 3 per cent of j the aggregate premium paid on j the annuity.    j    Ea9t    Central    Men Survive Early Penton* were S li _    .    „    ^    .    .I    lief The house, after approving number of lesser private bills, got j down to real w'ork on the revised j Jones- Costigan sugar control j bill with a viewr to a vote before j long under procedure that requir- Round in P. K. D. National Meet Also west of Hammon, the home of Robert Scabby, an Indian. and the .Scabby family of ifour could not be found. East ot I the town, the L. L. Senter borne j was washed away and four more missing, sellers Out | An army of rescuers, several [hundred strong, patrolled the ! river by boat, on horseback and [afoot, while two airplanes from here and Oklahoma City roared Wheeler and Morris Found Guilty By Trial, Others Plead Guilty (From Tuesday'* Daily) Lou Wheeler, charged wit it burglary in the second degree, was found guilty by jury in district criminal court and sentenced to two years. Today Cecil Morris was tried on charges of larceny of an automobile, the jury convicting him and setting sentence at five years. The jury recommended suspension of the sentence. Raymond Edwards and Barney Edwards, charged with second degree burglary, pleaded guilty and date for sentence was set for April 28. M. D- Roberts was scheduled for trial today on charges of sodomy. Cases scheduled for Wednesday are: Alma Burton, assault with intent to kill; Edmond Adkinson, Can’t Get Personal Baggage, British Lawyers Try to Halt Extradition ISTANBUL. April 4.—UP)—Reduced to munching peanuts in a Turkish house of detention—unable even to obtain his personal baggage from the vessel upon which he was seized—Samuel Instill awaited today efforts by newly acquired British lawyers to delay his extradition to the United States. The aged fugitive sent one of Ii is warders out today for a bag of peanuts. Then, while hundreds of curious pedestrians gazed up at his little room, he walked up and down before the window eating Cie goobers. Instill w'as in good health and appeared less depressed after talking with the lawyers trying to find some loophole in the Turkish government’s ruling that / WELLS STARTED IN Fins FIELD Several Wells Over Extended Area of Graben Set Surface Pipe PROGRESS ON OTHERS Three Below 3,000-Foot Level Now, Moore Starts Offset To Producer driving a car while drunk; Vir- he must be handed over to the gil Hoover and Raymond Simmons, larceny of domestic fowls LEXINGTON. Ky., April 4.— ed a two-third* majority for ap-!, f>,—sixteen Women s teams and jovv 0Ver the stream. Because of provaL    ..... jog mens teams survived the five the shortage of boats, the work Money mils I ne Up    !preliminary debates in a contest] waa sjow to start. Bills having to do wit.i money Sunder way in connection with the \(]it (Ten Charles F Barrett continued    ““    -    -    -    —    -    j    * Connelly to require yea rs* 'in * * order * to"'lo rce*' hoarded i A to,al of «*s d*le8»tes !° ,"p tai. undvr the direction of Mayor money mto ^treuiation    convention are takins par. in ti* HmIS(011 Turner and Billy H.b- Testlfaony bv a prominent Ken- fonU*9ts- There are 121 de bat-1 bier. a dwputy gherlff, was set lucky citizen that he “gambled on "g l, anis J" f “'““J" . "    . ap ‘h a Hammon garage to care anything- gave a lively touch to-|ual contestants in oratory and for refugees. day to congressional proceedings, I extempore speaking.    , Along a 7-mile front virtually The admitted gambler was Col. | Of the surviving women’s every low lands home was report E. R. Bradley, a dealer in race .teams, four were undefeated:;^ washe(j away, frightened fain- .... . ai*- J-   CVI laver,. I mli'l It r.l-l O • ...    .    .    .    , . X (^Tex^uwng^onei^1' biennial    ^    «    of''the na'tlonal guard watt asked squire the redemption of all |.k*Pprni«    *«    *'»d    «    company of militia to landing currency within two!™*™     scene.    An    emergency    hospt- ands. Th** flood si ruck at 2:30 a. rn., Oklahoma, Texas and California Show Marked Falling Off in Yield has interests in Long’s home state, j College Spectators    thronged    the    tense j    Other    surviving    women’s    learns room. Lines stood outside. Quick; (with only one defeat) included:’ were the questions and retorts. [Tulsa (Okla.) University; Ste*- l,ul    ‘    *    of Long    opposed    U.    It.    Moore    as lung    (Kans.)    College;    Kansas! outside aorld    knew nothing OI Internal    revenue    collector    I n    state    Teachers    of    Pitsburg;)1' ®r hours.    Keened r .idejf Louisiana with charges that since Northwest .State Teachers, Alva.j’ led until daylight to car y Moores appointment the revenue Okla.; Kansas State Teachers of!t!ie rescue work, but lack or or-office has been dominated by Emporia.    ganization prevented progress. Colonel    John    P.    Sullivan.    New I    The    surviving    men’s    teams    ln-(    Bean,    who with bib Orleans sportsman, nod that Sulli- j eluded wichita University; Okla-jand three-weeks old baby reach-van and Bradley were partners in noma Baptist University, Shaw- ed safety through a window as operation of a string of southern j nee; Kansas State Teachers of i their house was swept away, told Pittsburg; East Central Teachers,la graphic story of the inundation. Ada, Okla.    1 “I kept feeling something would J happen,” he    said . . . ‘‘Finally I there was a jolt and when I looked    out    of the    house it had moved a    half    mile. I    got out and dragged ! my wife and baby to a safe place, j too.” I Tilree miles    of M. K. T. track (went out with    the railroad bridge .Pr Reports * over the Washita and one mile of r--TULSA, April 3.—UP)—Month-end slumps were responsible for a 78,378-barrel drop in daily average crude oil production last week, with three major areas contributing. The Oil and Gas Journal reported output fell from 2,459,315 to 2,380,937 barrels a day. Oklahoma production dropped from 499,705 to 461.475 barrels. United States for trial on larceny and fraud charges. His immediate interest was centered on obtaining a small valise from his chartered Greek freighter, the Maiotis, lying in Istanbul harbor. The valise was reported to contain certain documents. Undaunted by the final character of the decision of the Turkish ministerial council for In-sull's extradition, Alexander Mango, British barirster, sped final efforts to save insull from extradition with hopes of at least de laying the final action of hand- ment to set. Another series of drilling ope rations has begun in and near the Franks graben in the Pitts field, southeast of Ada in Pontotoc and Coal counties. Several wells have set surface pipe and are waiting for cement1 to set before launching into drilling operations aimed at horizons that hold the possibilities of oil that are providing the lure of the growing campaign in the sector. And, off to itself on the prairie about midway between the graben and the older Allen field, is the No. I Mayer well in 7-3-8, southwest of Steedman, recently started by William Emanuel and others of Ada, which is acting in a surprising manner by finding oil-saturated sands near the surface. New wells being started include the following Crosbie Harden pipe at 211 feet, waiting for ce- Judge J. F. McKeel this afternoon dismissed the jury which has been serving since Monday on the second week of a criminal trial docket. Only three cases remained undisposed of and as it was considered unlikely that these would be tried at present the judge informed the jurors that their service was ended. M. D. Roberts, charged with sodomy, was sentenced to IO years in the state penitentiary upon conviction after jury trial which began Tuesday and continued into today. Pleas of guilty followed in three cases which were scheduled for today. Alma Burton, charged with assault with intent to kill; Edmond Adkinson, charged with driving a car while drunk, and Virgil Hoo-v e r and Raymond Simmons, charged with larceny of domestic fowls, pleaded guilty. They will be sentenced April 28. at which time several others wiiose conviction or pleas of guilty mean prison sentences will also be sentenced. Percy Armstrong Defeats Henry Kroth for Public Works Commissioner RECORD VOTE CAST Entire Change of City Administration Results in Spring Balloting IEW WELL GIVES No. I R. Mayer Near Steedman Starts Oil Showings Just Below Surface ‘‘Surprise” might w'ell be the motto of the well just started on the prairies of eastern Pontotoc county by W. M. Emanuel and others of Ada. for it has provided a series of surprises in its still brief career. The well is right out on the prairie, on the Mayer ranch and is known as the No. I It. Mayer. Before the last spell of bad weath- Ada voters Tuesday completed a clean sweep of the city administration begun tw'o weeks before by electing J. D. Willoughby mayor and Percy Armstrong commissioner of public works and property. Lee Daggs, present finance commissioner, was defeated in the city primary of March 20 by Albert Chamberlain. The vote which yesterday swept two new officials into office was the heaviest ever recorded in a city election hero, running up to the neighborliofTd of 4,100 ballots, according to the county election board. This is the first time since* the city adopted the commission form of government that all three cornin ississioners have been defeated for re-election. Willoughby and Mayor T. J. Chambless survived the primary election in which five other candidates dropped out of the running. In Tuesday’s run-off contest, Willoughby polled an official total of 2,130 votes to Chambless’ 1,869, a margin of 261 votes. Take Office May 7 Percy Armstrong defeated’ Henry Kroth, a former public works commissioner, 2,103 to 1,919 votes, a margin of 184. J. H. Pryor, incumbent, lost a chance at reelection by running third in the city primary. The new official family will take office on the first Monday in May, which is May 7, and will be expected to announce appointments immediately as the minc ing Insull over. There still was no indicator as to when insull will be *>xffa-dited. An American boat sails April IO, however, and Insull may be placed aboard her if extradition proceedings are comple-i ted. j er it had been spudded to 40 feet. -Moran No. I    Dawesl'tUln 7.3-8> southweat of Steed-, in 30-2-7. set surface    ^    ^    ^ Jeu.    affairs. surprises with a real “grass roots” showing of oil at 6 to 8 feet. A few feet deeper and it displayed a I showing of oil from 19 to 80 gambling houses. He said Sullivan and Bradley “own their own betting kitty, in which they bet arni have their system of adding, multiplying and subtracting the bets,’ at the expense of “suckers.” “You can’t prove that in a thousand year*,'” Sullivan said across the table. “You know you can’t prove that, you rotten ? Freud military posts in north Africa to be on the alert. Reporter Missed Profanity His last words were almost whispered. Long tried to have them put into the record, but the reporter didn’t hear the prolan-tty. A compromise plan for loans to industries was virtually agreed to today by Governor Eugene Black, of the federal reserve board and Senator Glass (D-Va), j a German auent subject to President Roosevelts' F T OF but because wires were down thejin Texas the reduction was from 1,030,725 to 1,018,720 barrels. California output fell from 493,-500 to 462,750 barrels daily. Eastern fit Ids increased output 2,000 barrels to 126,000 barrels a day, and in Kansas there was an advance from 124,520 to 125,475 barrels. Rocky Mountain production dropped from 82,640 to 82,070 barrels. Estimated daily average production for the week ending March 31 and a comparison with previous week follows: Mar. 31 Mar. 24 Decisions of Supreme Court Grant Blanchard No. I Crabtree in 27-2-6, in the ‘neck’ of the graben, set 12 J inch pipe at 152. feet. Anderson-Kerr Drilling com- l>any, in southwest corner of ll- ]10ie. fet*L At 80 feet the well was shut down for six hours, and when opened had a barrel of oil in the PARIS, April of a German nazi-expedition la-»Santa. Fe track was washed a*a> dell with arms to aid rebellious! near Hammon Junction. Two fill-Moroccan tribes caused the inu stations on roads near e h government today to warn|t°wb 'were moved from tie foundations and two small bridges w< re washed out. Oilier Places Affected spanish authorities were aslcetlI ]( ^ f(a^d ,]y ha(, flood to guard against the landing of iconditions might prevail upstream, a shipload OI munitions supposed-,where )he Waviest rainfall was iv en route from Rotterdam with reportedl Hammon received only and ten Nazi approval. The house interstate commerce committee exchanged views on the stock market bill in private, pre form troopers. Spain was notified because, an Inch and a half of rain. The river was falling there at noon. An 8-foot rise from Texas sent w iii** l ilt French have announced | North Fork river up in Beck-tha the 25 year pacification of }iam county, washing out nine : Morocco has just been completed, I spans of a bridge west of Sayre, liminary to sub-committee redraft- j 150,000 rebels have taken refuge j \ call from Hammon for Red ing of some sections.    I jn the Spanish territory of Ifni 'cross aid was forwarded to the A report on tile powei findings ( an<j    ^ Qro where it was st. Louis regional headquarters is to be submitted to congree by , ]aU(j rifles, grenades, barbed j from Oklahoma City. The call, the commission.    I wire, and tractors whicli could • from D. L. Glass, Hammon, said The resolution was brought up ^ converted into small tanks. j communications with Cheyenne, by    Repr<'Stmtam«    Hanl    The alleged nazi    attent    was re-    upstream, were out. In    addition, a,’ss i    under    ptocedUTe rt nrn.tnt. a .,drted (0 be Sidi Fra    Achmed; Gen. Barrett was considering the two-thirds majority to. P^-e- Echaffer Arkstl, who calls him-]call for guardsmen. The nearest self brother to the    “Blue    Sultan,    company is at Clinton,    and it is Me reb bi Uebbo,    wrho    recently    small. took refuge on Cape Jubv. The alleged arms-running ship! was reported to |e the Optimist,] sailing from Rotterdam March Oklahoma:    ___ Oklahoma City ------ 146.940    466.4i._n S«minole-St. Louin------98,080    HO. 13* Remainder of State    —    216.455    229,09o Total Oklahoma ----- 461,475    499.70o East Texas: Lathrop —.......... '205.610    210.310 Ki Ivcore _____—------- 1 19,465    I .>2,864 joiner    I ou.ooO    136.3 <«) Total East Texas ----488.455    499.550 West Texas ---------- 131,613    152.615 North Central Texas—    89.405    88,045 Texas Panhandle ----- 56,520    57,810 East Central Texas    —    43,795    43,951 Gulf Coast Texas ---160.113    159.543 Southwest Texas ----- 48,519    49,206 Total State of Texas—    J,(llv.720    1,080,725 Kansas ______________ 125,175    124.520 North Louisiana ----- 26,515    28,050 Gulf Coast Louisiana—    45,792    45,215 Arkansas ------------ 31,040    30,960 Eastern Fields ------- 126,000    124,000 Rocky Mountain Area-    82.070    82,640 California ___________ 462,750    493,500 Total U. S. _________ 2,380,937    2,159,315 Decrease 78,378 barrels daily. go to ti docs not have House. “Adoption of this resolution will enable \f> powrer commission to ascertain electrical rates charged by both private and municipal corporations,’’ Ranking >iad. INT “This is one of the most im- * 2 7 and ostensibly destined fo portant measures to com* before j Las Palmas. rates vary as mud) as IO r< nts a I Winter Still kilowat hour>"ht it is impossible , ™ Utter own to find out wit at the power com-j panies are charging.” Fish Story No. 87A4P2 An Sail Sebastian, Spain amateur fisherman on un I rumea I    Rocky mountain    section to River has the seasons record: (,av with gn0, catch ID-Inch Gain AMARILLO. Tex., April 4—(^T) —Ten inches of rain were reported here today to have fallen overnight at Cheyenne, Okla., upstream from the disastrous Washita river floor near Hammon. Shamrock, Tex., received an estimated four inches, according , to the Rock Island railroad. The In Mountains fall W'as heavy on west to McLean, and the Rock Island tracks were covered with water for a time. The Santa Fe reported considerable damage to its tracks on the S. O. & W. west of Pampa toward Clinton. Okla., but all of the Holding Sway DENVER. April 4.——Winter continued to hold sway in thin to wait for ebb tide to pull it | in. On the end of th*1 line were nine pistols tied together. boma line. h. Hts hook caught zorne-i — c*'|"    s‘£    Clinton    Okla..    hut    a,,    ct    Ute g so bulky and Heavy ne had |    ^    p0rtlons of VO - washouts were beyond the Ok la- outing, Montana and Arizona. Snow still was falling here _____ _________ (early today. CHARLOTTE.^ N. C., April 4. j Army air mail pilots here and  (.pi —Isaac Costner, Touhy | at Cheyenne scanned the skies mobster, was sentenced today to wondering if they would remain 30 years in federal prison for his grounded for the third day in a part in the $105,000 mail truck row. Highway traffic robber} here Nov*-rnbor 15,    %    (layed, MIAMI, Fla., April 4.— UP) — Carefree and feeling “swell,” President Rosevelt entered into his extended vacation cruise today with a determination to hav« better luck at fishing. Elliott Roosevelt, second son of I the president, returned last night | from a flying trip to the yacht] Nourmahal. He reported his “dad” w'as “feeling swell” but he turned in the presidential father as an unlucky fisherman so far. Elliott said he found his father dressed in the “usual wiiite OKLAHOMA CITY. April 3. (.pi—Supreme court decisions: J. IL Phelan et a1 versus Stockyards Bank et a1, OklaVoma county, mortgage foreclosure case affirmed. Morgan Petroleum company versus Oklahoma City, suit on drilling in city limits, affirmed. School districts numbers 44 and 47, Payne county et al, vs. James P. Parker et a1, suit on establishment of consolidated district, reversed and remanded. Courter Oil company vs. Oklahoma City, suit on oil drilling, affirmed. Katherine Dick vs. ’Frisco Railway company, Custer county, damage suit, affirmed. Mrs. George K. Williams vs. A. C. Ware et a1, Oklahoma county, suit to clear title on land, affirmed. W. T. Rye, trustee et a1, vs. Cora McReynolds, De’aware county, promissory note case, reversed and remanded. C. E. Carton et a1 vs. Thomas C. Wolleson, Noble county, suit on note, supercedes order vacated. Mrs. J. P. Koons vs. Shelburne Motor company, Oklahoma county, suit on car, affirmed. W. C. burrier et al vs. S. M. Stauffer et a1, Oklahoma county, suit on receivership costs, affirmed. Oklahoma Utilities company et a1 vs. citv of Hominy and city of Hominy vs. Oklahoma Utilities company et a1, Osage county, suit on bonds affirmed. 2-7, setting surface pipe at 20D feet. Jack Shafer No. I A. J. Harden, in 30-2-7, 250 foot hole, setting surface pipe past 200 feet this afternoon. Schermerhorn No. I Norris in NW NE of 19-2-7, set surface pipe at IOO feet, waiting for cement to set. Progress reports tell of rapid progress in wells drilling tow'ard the levels w'here oil is hoped for, with three wells already past the 3,000 foot mark. Magnolia No. I Lewis in 19-2-7 was drilling this morning at 2,242. Magnolia No. I Norris in 18-2-7, south offset to the Manahan No. I Norris which is producing oil, drilling at 960 feet. Westheimer-Daube No. I Low-man, in 18-2-8, near Stonewall drilling at 3.665 feet. Deaner-Moore, No. I Edwards in 27-2-8, near Tupelo, drilling at 3.105 feet. Hughes (Bristow') No. I Craig-Crane, in 20-2-7, drilling at 2,632 feet. H. L. Blackstock No. I Lewis in 19-2-7, drilling at 3,063 feet. Another well announced for the field is that of Ed Moore, a direct north offset to the Moore-Wyrick well in 29-2-7 which is producing oil from the Hunton lime. Rig is up and the location is NE SE SW of 29-2-7. Not content with this introduction it continued its display of oil showings with a trace of satuar-ation from 120 to 125 feet, a heavily oil saturated sand from 128 to 130 feet, a heavily oil saturated sand from 152 to 154 feet. Apparently satisfied with its prowess as a producer of oil evi- city affairs. Four candida^ in Tuesday’s election had no worries, having eliminated opposition in the primary and requiring on an elective vote in the run-off. Albert Chamberlain received 2,296 votes. Walter D. Grindstaff school treasurer for District 19, polled 2,487 votes. Grindstaff was unopposed in the primary. New School Board Members Two new' members were elected to the school board to succeed J. U. Criswell and Dr. A. R. Sugg, retiring at the end of >heir terms. O. S. Massey, on the ticket for dences, the well turned next to I ^    .    ,, U „ Stas at 162 It, 170 feet    Z' Z T^u , I ‘‘T i The drillers kept drilling and' a d ’ polled 2'"‘8 ’■0,es rueb' next ran into fresh water, halting at 197 feet. Gas from the higher level persistently forced its way through the column of waiter in the hole, so the operators decided to stop at 197 feet, bail and then test the gas flow. They will also run 15i-inch pipe at this stage of the well’s development. day .and Don Evans, Ward 4, polled 2,332 votes. Early heavy voting Tuesday pointed to a big total and thS closing hours of thg election brought a rush of voters that sent the total soaring past the previous record of 3,900 votes cast here. Interest was intense in both of the two contests and the campaign to get people to vote -hate its result in the unusually large response. Favorable weather also contributed to the record number of ballots cast. MAYS LUMBER GO. L T CHELSEA, April 4.—UP)—Mrs. Tom McSpadden, sister of Humorist Will Rogers, was reported at the climax of an attack of pneumonia here today. Attendants said they believed they was de-]could report definitely a turn one [way or the other by tomorrow. MINISTER PREFERS PULPIT TO POLITICS BLACKWELL, Okla., April 4—-hat, a shirt supposed to be white, TP) —The pull of the pulpit is ( and the dirtiest pair of trousers j greater than the lure of politics you ever saw’.”    jfor the Rev. Z. Willard Gunckel of Blackwell. Offered^the Prohibition party’s nomination for governor, Gunckel declined, saying he could not “consent to a possible recess over a period of years in my religious work.” “Restlessness and disappointment among the electorate of the state make the advent of the new' party both timely and necessary,” he said, asking that his action not be construed as “disfavoring” the paUy* Mays Lumber company was visited Monday night by a robber or robbers who went to some trouble for the little loot they found. A pane in a window wras broken so that the window could be unlocked and raised and entrance gained to the office. Two safes had been i^ft unlocked. From these the intruder took cash estimated between $1.50 and $3.00. Papers left in the safes for keeping, however, were left scattered over the floor. In federal court Tuesday Judge R. L. Williams announced his decision on sentences for four Ada people involved in conspiracy charges growing out of handling of the W. B. Coffman estate. Two attorneys, Mrs. Opal Kemp and R. D. Slee, were found guilty by jury trial here recently. Mrs. Kemp was sentenced to surrender her license to practice law'. Slee was given opportunity to return to New York state, wdience he moved to Oklahoma several years ago, and without surrendering his license to practice in either state. Browall Coffman and G. E. Branscome pleaded guilty to the charges. Coffman was placed on probation aud Branscome fined $1,000. BILL ABANDONED Three barracuda were caught yesterday, he said, but the president “didn’t ket a bite.” Robert Clark of the secret service got the credit for the barracuda. Mr. Roosevelt was ready to move along today from Elbow Key light if fishing didn’t improve, but in true vacation style, he was keeping his itinerary open to developments. Greater returns for the amount invested — News Classified Ads. VATICAN CITY, April 4—UP)— Pope Pius today granted a private audience to Bishop Francis C. Kelley of Oklahoma City, wdio discussed with the pontiff outstanding points in the quiquennial report on diocesan religious development. The bishop had already presented a written report to the consistorial congregation. Pope Pius expressed gratification at information brought by the American bishop and imparted his apostolic blessing to the Oklahoma diocese. CHICAGO, April 4.—UP)— Most of Illinois’ 154 coal mines resumed operations today, after a one day suspension caused by confusion over the president's edict for a 35 hour week, Fred S. Wilkey, secretary of the Illinois Coal Operators association, said. The mines started with a new seven hour day in effect, in accordance with the terms of the executive order of March 31 for the bituminous fields. The association yesterday adopted a motion agreeing to comply pYn(l‘nS the hearing on the new coal code at Washington next Monday. Several operators left for Washington, w’here they will confer tomorrow' with representatives of the United Mine Work* ors of America, OKLAHOMA CITY, April 4.-— UP)—Another defeat for Governor Murray’s initiative proposals was spread upon the record today. Henry Derwin announced the abandonment of efforts to obtain the required signatures to the bill that would reorganize the supreme court and bring about the ouster of Chief Justice Fletcher Riley. “I find that very few people are interested in reform of the judiciary outside of the lawyers, and they are too cowardly to sign.” “We w'ill leave the reform of the judiciary to the lawyers.” Murray launched his proposal after the court refused to uphold legislative salary reductions for state officials. Chief justice Riley and Governor Murray, who pressed the reductions through tho legislature, are political foes. Murray has seen his initiative propositions defeated several times, notably in the “firebells” campaign of two years ago in w’hich the voters scratched “no” upon three of his measures. F. C. Condon has returned to Longview'. Texas, after spending several days in Ada attending to oil interests. GUTHRIE, April 4.—UP)—The city council today went oh record in favor of a second municipal election to vote on a w'ater bond issue of $111,300. On March 19, the voters defeated the proposal by 29 votes. ;