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   Ada Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma                             THE ADA VOLUME XXXIV ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1934 NUMBER 1 FEH PUIS SOME JOBLESS TO Would Tax Incomes From An- nuities and Eliminate Many Exceptions PROFnJYlN ROOM Committees Hear Ugly Words Hurled Across Table in Louisiana Hearing WASHINGTON. April Tlio senate proved today It can act with dispatch whon It haw a mind, giving staccato approval to a scries of committee amend- ments that have ralxt-d the house Income tav Htrengthenlng bill to The house of representatives, meanwhile accepted tin; Norrls- ranklng resolution for Investiga- tion of public utility rates by thu federal power commission. One tax clause winning senate sanction was to levy a big surtax on "Improperly accumulated" sur- pluses of corporations. The ad- ditional tax would be per cent on adjusted net Income under and 3'> cent on that In excess of The first test won was upon a vote to restrain a provision sub- jecting to taxation UK; anticipated Income from annuities. The pro- posal would require annuitants, aa soon as payments begin them, to report an Incomes amount equal to 3 per cent thu aggregate premium Jiald thu annuity. The house, after approving n number of lesser private bills, got down to real work on the revised Jones- Cnstlgan sugar control bill with a view to a vote boforo long under procedure that requir- ed a two-thirds majority for up proral. Money Hills IMIf Hills having to do with money continued to pile up. Senator Connally (D-Te.x) putting In one to require the redemption all outstanding currency within two years In order to torce hoarded money Into circulation. Testlfnony by a prominent Ken- tucky citizen that hu "gambled on anything" gave a lively touch to Present Allotment of 300 Al- ready Filled and No Places Open For Time 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 I'on- totoc county for the present In- cludes the personnel of the FERA staff. The workmen who are to bo mployed at present have been se- lected and until further notice no others will be put to work. The work comes under the new arrangement In which the old CWA program Is being absorbed by the FEU A. with 15. E. Heniil- giin continuing as county' director. AH plans are developed by state authorities and others can be put to work the 1'ontotoc county FERA headquarters will make an- nouncements. Some of the first work to lit done will Involve completion of projects begun In the county un- der the CWA set-up. In addition Washita River at Hammon Takes Houses and People Down River GRElfSfFERING Casualty List Cannot Be De tcrmincd Until Waters Recede EI.K CITY, Okla.. April <.T A disastrous flood of the Wash- ita river today was believed to have taken at least six lives, hiding the fate of eight other persons and washing- away be- tween 25 and -10 homes. Houses In the vicinity of the little town of Hammon and on sides of the raging river were torn from their foundations and families literally were wash- ed from their beds as the usually OFFICIAL RETURNS OF ADA CITY ELECTION For and CommlMlontr of bile Junllre anil ___ 1-1 T. J. CHAMI1LESS J. D. WILLOUGHBY 197 100 13-I 107 215 141 112 125 215 320 190 201 1G2 300 145 23G 183 247 228 171 92 182 18G9 2130 For nt nnil 1-t 4-si Total HENRY KROTH PERCY ARMSTRONG 149 14B 115 132 194 1G3 129 120 180 354 203 193 205 253 169 212 210 219 218 182 145 131 1919 2103 T ID R Mrs. Dora Webster Cox. in charge quiet Washita spread suddenly to of socfal service, cure use of enou Is seeking to se-1 a :h land for large to an of on community gardens which will be used as a means of distributing relief to needy families during the coming summer and fall. TUffflBBfi East Central Men Survive Early Round in P. K. D. National Meet width of nearly two miles. Hope virtually was abandoned for the wife aiid five daughters of A. M. Adams, a farmer, wjlio rescued two other children be- fore he could get the others out, the house was swept downstream again. Also west of Hammon, the home of Robert Scabby, an In- dian. and the Scabby family of I four could not be found. East ot the town, the L. L. Sentcr home was washed away anil four more persons were missing. Out An army of rescuers, several hundred strong, patrolled the river by boat, on horseback and afoot, while two airplanes 'here and Oklahoma City Wheeler and Morris Found Guilty By Trial, Others Plead Guilty (From Lou Wheeler, charged with burglary In the second degree, was found guilty by Jury In dis- trict criminal court and senten- ced to two years. Today Cecil Morris was tried on charges of larceny of an aut.o- moblle, the Jury convicting him and setting sentence at five years. The jury recommended suspension of the- sentence. Raymond Edwards and Rarney Edwards, charged with second degree burglary, pleaded guilty and date for sentence was set tor 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 Adklnson, driving a cor while drunk; Vlr- gll Hoover and Raymond Sim- mons, larceny of domestic fowls. from roared over the stream. Because ot shortace of boats, the work LEXINOTON. Ky.. April women's teams 28 men's teams survived the Ilvejtjlt, shortage of boats, preliminary debates In a contest iwas start. underway in connection with the] Charles F. tenth biennial convention of Pi f guard, was askeJ Kappa Delta, national forensic militia to fraternity. SCene. An emergency liospl- total ot CSS delegates to the direction of Mayor day to congressional proceedings. The admitted gambler was Col. E. II. llradley. a dealer In raco horses called to testify in con- nection with opposition by Senator Huey Long (D-La) to a Roosevelt appointee In Louisiana. llradley Man Interests In Long's home state. Spectators thronged the tenso room. Lines stood outside. Quick were the questlona and retorts. Long opposed D. D. Moore as Internal revenue collector I n Louisiana with charges that since Moore's appointment the revenue office has been dominated by Colonel John 1'. Sullivan, New Orleans sportsman, and that Sulli- van and llradley were partners In operation of a string of southern Rambling houses. He wild Sullivan and Itradley "own their own betting kitty, In which they Iiet ami have their of adding, multiplying and subtracting the at the expense of "suckeni." "You can't prove that In a thousand years." Sullivan said across the table. "You know you can't prove that, you rotten------'.' .Misled Profanity His last words were almost whispered. Long tried to liavu them put Into the record, but the reporter didn't hear the profan- A compromise plan for loans to Industries was virtually agreed to today by Governor Eugene Illack. of the federal reserve board and Senator Class subject to President Roosevelt's approval. The house Interstate cmumerct committee views on the Mock market bill In private, pre- liminary to sub-committee redraft- ing of some sections. A report on the power findings Is to be submitted to congress by the commission. The resolution was brought up by Representative Uankln (H- Missl under procedure requiring a two-thirds majority for passage. It does not have to go to the White House. "Adoption of tills resolution will enable power commission to ascertain electrical rates charg- ed by both private and municipal corporations." Ranking siad. "This is one of the most Im- portant measures to come before congress. It has been found that rates vary as much as 10 cents a kllowat it Is Impossible to find out what the power com- panies are charging." Kl-.li Story No. convention are taking part In the contests. Then- are 121 debat- ing teams In addition to Individ- ual contestants In oratory and extempore speaking. the surviving women's Of teams, four were undefeated: Simpson College, Indlanola, O.; m Houston Turner and Hilly Hib- bler, a deputy slie-Iff. was set up liv a Hammon garusu to care for refugees. Along a front virtually every lowlands home was report- washed awiiy, frightened fnm- perchlitg on roofs and In College of the Pacific. to escape the boiling Calif.; Wichita University, ____ .-..i on and Hastings (Neb.) ita, Kans.; College. Other surviving women's teams (with only one defeat) Included: Tulsa (Okla.) University; Ster- llns (Knns.) College; Kansas State Teachers of 1'ltsburg; Northwest Slate Teachers, Alva, Okla.; Kansas State Teachers ol Emporla. The surviving men's teams In- cluded Wichita University; Okla- homa Baptist University, Shaw- nee; Kansas State Teachers ot Plttsbtirg; East Central Teachers, Ada. Okla. Reports expedition la flood. Others were marooned on small hillocks that became isl- ands. The flood struck at a. in., (but because wires were down the mtslde world knew nothing of It for hours. K.tclted tried until daylight to carry on the rescue work, but lack of or- ganization prevented progress. Hill Hean, who with Ills wife and three-weeks old baby reach- ed safety through a window as their house was swept away, told a graphic story of the Inundation. "I kept feeling something would rmppen." he said "Finally there was a jolt and when I look- ed out of the house It hud moved a half mile. I got out and dragged my wife and baby to a safe place, miles of M. K. T. track went out with the railroad brldgu over the Washita and one mile of to aid near the town were moved from their foundations and two small bridges were washed out. Oilier I'luces Affected Oklahoma, Texas and Califor- nia Show Marked Falling Off in Yield April end slumps wero responsible for a drop In dully av- erage crude oil production last week, with three major areas contributing. The Oil and Gas Journal reported output fell from 2 459.315 to barrels a day. Oklahoma production dropped from to 46M75 barrels. In Texas the reduction was from 1 to barrels. California output fell from COO to barrels dally. Eastern folds Increased output 000 barrels to 12G.OOO barrels a day. and In Kansas there was an advance from to barrels. Rocky Mountain production dropped from 82.040 to Can't Get Personal Baggage, British Lawyers Try to Halt Extradition ISTANBUL, April dticed to munching peanuts In a Turkish house of able even to obtain personal baggage from the vessel upon which he was In- sull awaited today efforts by newly acquired British 'lawyers to delay his extradition to the Uni- ted States. The aged fugitive sent one ot his warders out today for a bag of pwinuts. Then, while hundreds of curious pedestrians gazed up at his little room, he walked up and down before the window eat- ing the goobers. Instill was In good health and appeared less depressed after talking with the lawyers trying to find some loophole In the Turkish government's ruling that lie must be banded over to the United States for trial on larceny and fraud charges. His immediate Interest was centered on obtaining a snial valise from his chartered Greek freighter, the Malotls, lying n Istanbul harbor. The valise was reported to contain certain docu infills. Undaunted by the final clnr acter of the decision of the Turk- ish ministerial council for In- sull'a extradition. Alexander go, Britisli. barlrsler, sped- final efforts to save lusull from extra- dition with hopes of at least du- laylng the final action Of hand- ing Instill over. There still was no as to when-insult will be vxtra- illted. AH American boat sails April 10, however, and Instill may ho placed aboard her If ex- tradition proceedings are comple- ted. OF WELLS SlttlED INinns FIELD Several Wells Over Extended Area of Graben Set Surface Pipe PROGRESS OM OTHERS Three Below Level Now, Moore Starts Offset To Producer Another series of drilling ope rations has begun In and near the Franks graben In the Fltts field, southeast ot Ada In I'on totoc and Coal counties. Several wells have set surface pipe and are waiting for cement to set before launching Into dril- ling operations aimed at horizons that hold the possibilities of oil that are providing thu lure at the growing campaign In the sec- tor. And, off to Itself on the prairie about midway between thu gra- ben and the older Allen field, is the No. 1 Mayer well In 7-3-8, southwest of Steedman, recently Sentenced to 10 Years; Crimi- nal Trial Docket Ended This Afternoon Judge J. F. McKcol this after- aoon dismissed the jury which lias been serving since Monday on tliu second' week of a criminal trial docket. Only three cases remain- ed undisposed of and as It was considered unlikely that these. would bo tried at present thu luclge Informed thu jurora tlmt Lhelr service was ended. SI. D. Roberts, charged with ndomy, was sentenced to 10 years In the stato penitentiary up- on conviction after Jury trial which began Tuesday and con- tinued Into today. Pleas of guilty followed lit three cases which were scheduled for today. lma Burton, charged with as- sault with Intent to Kill; Edmo'Jd AilklitHon, 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 bo sentenced April at which time several others whoso conviction or pleas of guilty mean prison sentences will also be sentenced. MILK started by William Emunuel und I a series of surprises others ot Ada, which Is acting brief career. No. I R.Mayer Near Steedman Starts Oil Showings Just Below Surface "Surprise" might well bu the motto of the well just started on the prairies of eastern 1'ontotoc county by W. M. Eniantlel and others ot Ada. for it has provided In Its still barrels. Estimated duction for dally the average pro- week ending March 31 and a comparison with previous week follows: M.r. 31 Mar. II caused the PARIS. April of a German nazi den with arms Moroccan tribes Krench government today to warn military posts in north Africa to be on the alert. Spanish authorities were asked to guard against the landing of a shipload of munitions supposed- ly en route trom Rotterdam with a German agent and ten Nazi storm troopers. Spain WHS notified because, while the Krench have announced Ilia the 2-; year pacification of Morocco has just been completed. Oklahoma: Oklahoma CHr Semlnole-St. Ilcmalmlcr of State Total Oklahoma Texas: H was feared eiiually bad flood conditions might prevail upstream, where tlie heaviest rainfall was reportedi Hammon received only an Inch and a half of rain. Thu river was falling there at noon. An S-foot rise from Texas sent tlie North Fork river up In Heck- ham county, washing out nine spans of a bridge west of Sayre. Joiner Total East Texas----- West North Central Texas Kast Central Texas _ Cult Coast Texas Southwect Texas Total State of Kansas North Louisiana------ Gulf Const Ixmillana.. Arkansas--------------- Kastern Fielils Itocky Mountain Area. California 9S.OHO 2l6.tr, .1 133.5511 1SMS5 i fill, K. S.51K 101.13.'. 15V..--I3 s.-M 1.03U.7W Decisions of Supreme Court OKLAHOMA CITY. April C court decisions: J. R. Phelan et al versus Stockyards Hank et al, 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 al, suit on establishment ot consolidated dis- trict, reversed und remanded. Courier Oil company vs. Okla- homa City, suit on oil drilling, affirmed. Katherlne Dick vs. 'Frisco Roll- way company, Cimter county, damage stilt, affirmed. Mrs. Ceorge K. Williams .vs. A. C. Ware et al. Oklahoma county, suit to clear title on land, affirmed. W. T. Rye. trustee et al, vs. 43.215 i'J3.5uti _ rebels have taken refuge] call from- Hammon for Red in the Spanish territory of Cross aid was forwarded to tho and the Rio de Oro where it was st. Louis regional headquarters from from [land rifles, grenades. barbell wire, and tractors which could be converted Into small tanks. Tho alleged nazl agent was re- ported to be Sldl Fra Achmed Echaffer Arksls, who calls him- self brother to the "Blue Sultan. Merebbl Relibo, who recently took refuge on Cape Juby. The alleged arms-running ship was reported to V Optimist, sailing from Rotterdam Marcli 27 and ostensibly destined for Las Palmas. Winter Still Holding Sway In Mountains San Sebastian, Spain An amateur fisherman on the L'rtimea River lias the season's record catch. His book caught some- thing so bulky and heavy he had wait for ebb tide to pull It In. On the end of the line were nine pistols tied together. CHARLOTTE, X. C., April -I. Oil Coslner. Touhy moliRter, was sentenced today to r.O years In federal prison for his part In the jion.ooo mall truck loMxry hero November 1.'. DENVER. April ter continued to hold sway In the Rocky mountain section to- day with snow blanketing the ground In Colorado, western Neb- raska and large portions of omlng. Montana anil Arizona. Snow still was falling here early today. Army air mall pilots here and at Cheyenne scanned the skies wondering if they would remain grounded for the third daj- In Oklahoma City. The call. D. L. Glass, Hammon, said communications with Cheyenne, upstream, wero out. Tn addition. Gen. Barrett was considering the call for guardsmen. The nearest company is at Clinton, and It Is small. lO-lnch Italu A.MARILLO, Tex.. April inches of rain were report- ed here today to have fallen over- night at Cheyenne, Okla.. up- stream from the disastrous Washl ta river floor near Hammon. Shamrock. Tex., received an estimated four Inches, according to the Rock Island railroad. The fall was heavy on west to McLean, ind the Rock Island tracks were covered with water for a time. The Santa Ke reported consid- erable damage to Us tracks on tho S. O. ei W. west of Pampa'toward Clinton. Okla., but nil of the washouts were beyond the Okla- homa line. CHELSEA. April Tom McSpadden, sister of Hum- orist Will Rogers, was reported at the climax of an attack of row. Highway traffic was de- pncumonla here today. Attend- ants said they believed they could report definitely a turn one way or the other by tomorrow. MIAMI, Fla., April (.P) Carefree and feeling President Roaevelt entered Into his extended vacation cruise to- day with a determination to better luck at fishing. Elliott Roosevelt, second son ot the president, returned last night trom a flying trip to the yacht Nourmahal. He reported his "dad" was "feeling swell" but he turned In the presidential father as an unlucky fisherman so far. Elliott said lie found his fath- er dressed In the "usual white hat, a shirt supposed to bu white, and tho dirtiest pair of trousers you ever saw." Three barracuda were caught yesterday, he nald, but the presi- dent "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 nailing didn't Im- prove, but In true vacation style, he was keeping his Itinerary open Cora McReynolds, Delaware coun- ty, promissory note case, re- versed and remanded. C. E. Garton et al vs. Thomas C. Wolleson, Noble county, suit on note, supercedeas order vaca- ted. Mrs. J. I1. Koons vs. Sheluurne Motor company, Oklahoma coun- ty, suit on car, affirmed. W. C. Surrler et al vs. S. M. Stauffer et al, Oklahoma county, suit on receivership costs, affirm- ed. Oklahoma Utilities company ot al vs. city ot Hominy and city of Hominy vs. Oklahoma Utilities company et al, Osage county, suit In a surprising manner by finding oll-naturated souds near thu sur- face. New wells being started In- clude the following: I Crosble-Moran No. 1 Dawes Harden In 30-2-7, set surfacu pipe at 211 feet, walling for co-1 uicni. to set. Grant Ulanclmrd No. 1 Crab- troe lu 27-2-6, In tlio 'neck' of thu grabeu, set 12i Inch pipe at 152. feet. Anderson-Kerr Drilling com- pany, In southwest corner of 11- 2-7, setting surfacu plpu at 200 feet. Jack Shafer No. 1 A. J. Har- den, In UO-2-7, 2SO foot hole, setting surface plpu past 200 feet this afternoon. Scliermerhorn No. 1 Norrls In NW NE of 13-2-7, set surface pipe at 100 feul, waiting for cement to set. Progress reports tell of rapid progress In -wells drilling toward thu levels where oil Is hoped for, with three wells already past the foot mark. Magnolia No. 1 Lewis In 19- 2-7 was drilling this morning at Magnolia No. 1 Norrls In 18- 2-7, south offset to the Munahan No. 1 Norrls which Is producing oil. drilling at 960 feet. Westhelmor-Daube No. 1 Low- man, In 18-2-8, near Stonewall drilling at feet. Deaner-Moore, No. 1 Edwards In 27-2-8, near Tupelo, drilling at 3.105 feet: Hughes (Brlstow) NO. 1 Craig- Crane, In 20-2-7, drilling at feet. H. L. Blackstock No. 1 Lewis In 19-2-7, drilling at feet. Another well announced for the field Is tlmt ot Ed Moore, a The well Is right out on tho prairie, on the Mayer ranch and Is known as the No. 1 II. Mayer. Uefore the last spell of bad weath- er it had been spudded to 40 feet. It Is In 7-3-8, southwest of Steed- man. This well started Its string of surprises with u real "grass roots" showing ot oil at f. to 8 feet. A few feet deeper and It displayed a showing of oil from 19 to 80 fei.1. At 80 feyt the well was shut down for six hours, and when opened had a barrel of oil In the hole. Not content with this Introduc- tion it continued Its display of oil showings with a trace of satuar- atlon from 120 to 12G feet, a heavily oil saturated sand from 128 to 130 feet, a heavily oil sat- urated sand from 152 to 154 feet. Apparently satisfied with Its prowess as u producer of oil evi- dences, the well turned next to gas at 102 to 170 feet. Thu drillers kept urllllnc; and next ran Into fresh water, halting at 197 feet. Gas from the higher level persistently forced Its way through the column of water In the hole, so the operators decided to stop at 197 feet, ball and then test tile gas flow. They will also run 151-Inch pipe ut this stage of the well's developmulit. J.D. ELECTED MAI FORJEXT TERM Percy Armstrong Defeats Henry Kroth for Public Works Commissioner RECOJlfE CflST Entire Change of City Admini- atration Results in Spring Balloting Ada voters Tuesday completed a clean sweep of the city admin- istration begun two weoka before by electing J. D. Wllloushby mayor tuid Percy Armstrong com- missioner of public works and. property. Leo Daggs, present fl- nancu commissioner, was defeat- ed In thu city primary of Marcli 20 by Albert Chamberlain. The vote which yesterday swept two new officials Into of- fice was the heaviest ever record- ded In a city election hero, run- ning up to the neighborhood oC ballots, according to tlio county election board. This Is the first tlmu since- the city adopted the commission form of government that all three com- mlsslssloners have been defeated for rc-electlou. Wllloughby and Mayor T. J- Clmmbless survived tlio primary election In which flvo other can- didates dropped out of the run- ning. In Tuesday's run-off con- test, Wllloughby polled an offi- cial total of votes to CluimbU'ss' a margin ot 2R1 votes. Take Offlco Mny 7 Percy Armstrong defeated? Henry Kroth, a former public works commissioner, to 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 thu first. Monday In May, which Is May 7. and will bo expected to announce apjioSat- hients Immediately an the iiitnc- bera take over administration oC city affairs. Four candidates In election had no worries, having eliminated opposition In the pri- mary and requiring ou an elec- tive, vote In the run-off. Albert Chamberlain received votes. Walter D. Grlndstaff school treasurer for District 19. polled volts. Grlndstaft was unopposed In the primary. Now School Hoard Sleinbcrs Two new members wero elected to the school board to succcud J. U. Crlswell und Dr. A. R. Sugg, retiring at thu end of -their terms, O. S. Massey. on the ticket for representative on the hoard from Ward 1, polled votes Tues- day ,and Don Kvans, Ward 4, polled votes. Early heavy Tuesday pointed to a big total and thS closing hours of tlijj election brought a rush of voters that sent the total soaring past tlio previous record ot cast here. Interest was Intense In both ot the two contests and thu cam- paign to get people to voto Its result In the unusually largo response. Favorable weather also contributed to the record bcr of ballots cast. direct north offset to the Moore- Wyrlck well In 29-2-7 which, la producing oil from the Hunton lime. Rig Is up und the locution Is NE SE SW ot 29-2-7. MAYS LUMBER CD. T on bonds affirmed. PULPITTO POLITICS DLACkWELL, Okla., April (.11 pull ot the pulpit Is greater for the than Rev. the lure ot politics Z. Wlllard Gunckel or lllackwcll. OffereiL.thu Prohibition party's nomination for governor, Gunckel declined, saying ho could not "consent to a possible recess over a .period of years In my religious work." "Restlessness and disappoint- ment among the electorate of the state make the advent of the new party both timely and neces- ____ he said, asking that his Greater returns for the amount I action not be construed as "dls- CUiRMfliMl Ads. favoring" the party. tn developments. Mays Lumber company was vis- ited Monday night by. a robber or robbers who went to some trouble for the little loot they found. A pane In a window was brok- en so that the window could bo unlocked and raised and entrance gained to the office. Two safes had been un- locked. From these the Intruder took cash estimated between and Papers left In the safes for keeping, however, were left scattered over the floor. VATICAN CITY, April Pope Plus today granted a private audience to IIIsliop Francis C. Kelley of Oklahoma City, who dis- cussed with the pontiff outstand- ing points In tlie ciulnuennlal re- port on diocesan religious develop- ment. The bishop had already present- ed 'a written report to the con- slstorlai congregation. I'ope Plus expressed gratificat- ion at Information brought by tho American bishop and Imparted his apostolic blessing to the Okla- homa diocese. 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. U. 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. Sleo was given opportunity to return to New York state, whence he moved to Oklahoma several years ago, and without surrendering his license to practice In either state. Urowall Coffman and G. E. Uranscomu pleaded guilty to tho charges. Coftman was placed on probation and Branscorne fined ILLINOIS GOAL CHICAGO, April of Illinois' 154 coal .mines re- sumed operations today, after a onu day suspension caused by contusion over the president's edict for a 35 hour week, Fred S. Wllkey, secretary of thX) Illi- nois Coal Operators association, said. The mines started with a new seven hour day In effect. In ac- cordance with the terms of the executive order .of March 31 for the bituminous fields. The asso- ciation yesterday adopted a mo- tion agreeing to comply thu hearing on thu nnw coal code at Washington next Monday. Several operators left for Washington, where they will con- fer tomorrow with ropresenta- MURRAY'S COURT BILlpUONED OKLAHOMA CITY, April defeat for Gover- nor Murray's Initiative proposals was spread upon tlio record- to- day. Henry Dcrwln announced tho abandonment of efforts to obtain thu required signatures to tho bill that would reorganize the supreme court and bring about the ouster of Chief, Justice Fletcher Rlloy. "I find that very few people are Interested In reform of the judiciary outside ot thu lawyers, and they "are too cowardly to sign." "We will leave tlie reform ot the Judiciary to tho lawyers." Murray launched his proposal after the court refused to uphold legislative salary reductions for state officials. Chief justice Rlley. and Governor Murray, who Pres- sed thu reductions through llio legislature, are political foes. Murray has seen his Initiative- propositions defeated several times, notably In the "flrubolls" campaign of two years ago In which tho voters scratched "110" upon three ot his measures. P. C. Condon has returned to Longvlew. Texas, utter spending several days in Ada attending Ms oil Interests. GUTHRIE. April lives of the United ors ot America, Mlue city council today -wont oh recortl In favor ot a second municipal election to voto ou a water bond Issue of On March 10. the voters defeated the proposal by 29 votes.   

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