Ada Weekly News, October 25, 1934

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October 25, 1934

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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - October 25, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma THE ADA WEEKLY NEWS VOLUME XXXIV PRISONERS SLUG JAILOR Ai FLEE HUGHES GO. JAIL Steal Two Automobiles and Head For Hills Where Officers Pursue STAGE ROBBERIES Create Small Sized Reign of Terror Making Ready For Flight HOLDENVILLE, Okla., Oft. 24 —Four d»*.sp«*rai** men and Iwo women broke out of Hie Hughes county jail early today atter stapling tile jailer. Jim Sickles, t;a, and spread terror tis they fled in two stolen antonio* bile*. of tin* fugitive*. Bill 27. Arthur Hooch. 25. Okmulgee, and Ma ad ie 19-year old McAlester facing charges in con- ADA, OKLAHOMA, SHUI fe oFFicisLS Committee Demands ON 1II5IT TO SOIw Several officials of the Santa Fe railroad were in Ada today, meeting tim business men, thank-, ing them for business given to their road arid soliciting more business. Accompanied by th** local auent, J. H. Shakleford. they called on many of the merchants and manufacturers. Those in the party were W. D. Nettleton, trainmaster of Hainesville; Frank Ruppert, traveling freight agent, of Oklahoma City; J. K, Nim no, master mechanic of Gainesville; and W. IL Perrigo, road master of Fort Worth. Payment of Bonus MIAMI. Fla., Oct. 24. —Uh— | Mayor Bernard F. Dickmann of Tin* American Legion legislative I St. Louis personally extended an FLOYD’S MURDEROUS CAREER ENDED MM OHIO BY SHOWER OF BULLETS FROM GUNS OF PURSUING U. S. OFFICERS Til tee Johnson, ten ti of I aiw son. girl, were Mention with ii wild night of robberies and kidnaping* Aug. lh resulting in capture near \\>-t ii rn k a. Two others, Myrtle Kindly, and Henry Hurst, both of Fort Smit Ii, were charged w ith burglary. The sixth mail was Ain brose Nix. held for robbery. After smuggling it pistol into the jail from out stile by mean* of a string made of strips of cloth, Johnson struck down the jailer with it lead pipe and freed his companions, locking the jailer and four trusties iii the vacant cells. Laid Apartment House PENSION SUH District of Columbia Court Declares Pension Retirement Act Unconstitutional Outtside, the group separated. Johnson, Cooch and the two women evidently forming o ii e raiding party w'hicli struck terror iii an apartment house a block from the jail. There they robbed a sleeping physician, Dr. Gregory W. Morgan, of $50, his keys and fled in his automobile (1932 Desoto coupe > after threatening five women in the house. Two of the mer, believed to he Hurst and Nix, robbed a grocer. T- C. Puckett of his automobile (Ford V-8 sedan) and kidnaped Puckett and sin son, Jarald. Later they were reported speeding eastward through Calvin and officers throughout the hills of Pittsburg, Pontotoc. Atoka and Coal counties were on the ale-t, for them. Before robbing Puckett, the two men attempted to hold up Mrs. H. A. Archerd, but when Mrs. Archerd opened the door and saw the armed men standing there, she slammed the door in their faces. The m*-n fled. After taking the Puckett car. the pair robbed t h e T. C. Horne filling station and were reported to have taken a shotgun from a farmer east of Calvin. Later, reports were received here that some or the fugitives were believed surrounded near Hanna. Armed groups from Holdenville, McAlester and Coalgate joined in the hunt. Hardware firms here provided firearms and ammunition tor volunteer possemen. Two hitch-hikers, a man and a woman, ware picked up at Vernon, near Hanna. On Aug. 19, Johnson, Gooch, and two McAlester girls, Maudie Lawton and Bode Beavers, allegedly robbed two filling stations, at Arpelar and Calvin, and kidnaped three farmers at Arpe-later freeing them sans clotli- \V ASH i NG TON. Oct. 24    <.P> The railroad retirement law' enacted at the last session of congress was held unconstitutional today by Justice Alfred A. Wheat in Hie District of Columbia tup-1 terne court. The ruling was handed down in j a suit brought iii August by tlie* j American Railway association on behalf of more than 150 carriers. I The roads contended the law' violated the commerce clause ot I lite constitution and the fifth amendment prohibiting the taking! of property without due process of law. They asked a temporary injunction to prevent the retirement j board lrom beginning administration of the law. but this was de-jnied August 15. The next day the retirement <hoard ordered all class one roads to pay immediately one-tenth of one per cent of their pay rolls into the pension fund. The assessment amounted to $125,000. This decision marks the first defeat for the administration in a suit brought in this jurisdiction to test the constitutionality of iis legislation. After a general discussion of tile purposes of th** net. Chief Justice Wheat's opinion said: “When the act is examined in detail, however, I find it contains provisions, which, in my were beyond the power of congress and which render it unconstitutional. committee tomorrow will recoin- invitation ment to the convention that it go Jed over a on record as favoring immediate faith cash payment of the bonus, it was learned today on competent auth-i ority. The Associated Press learned 1 The Associated Press learned the omraend immediate cash payment of the bonus on tin* premise funds so released would alleviate the general economic depression by j putting a large amount of money •into immediate circulation, thereby relieving unemployment to a great extent. j Debate on any one question has J been limited by the rules committee to two hours. However, the bonus issue, most controversial of i the convention, probably will he J given greater time, with various jingles of the question tieing brought up as separate issues. Without discussion, the convention adopted a report of its time and place committee awarding the 1925 convention to Si Louis. Cleveland. Ohio’s, invitation s for the 1936 convention was presented by David S. Ingalls, while William Casey presented the hill of Atlantic City for the 1936 gathering. from his city and hand* $25,009 check “in good MIAMI. Fla., Oft. 24.—Lib—St. Louis today formally was selected as tin* 1935 convention city of the American Legion. Time of the convention will he set by the national executive committee. The committee's report was adopted without discussion. MIAMI, Fla,, Oct. 24—CP) — Without discussion or a dissenting vote, the Amerian Legion national convention today adopted a report of its ational adopted a report of its national increasing the standing army to 14,uuO officers and 165,000 men. Consolidation of the army, Determined to Stop Inroads on Industry Made by Illegal Production OPPOSES PRICE COT Oil Industry Awaits With Keen Interest Outcome of New Effort I CAREER ENDS By WILLIAM VOIGT. Jr. (Associated Press Staff Writer) TFLSA, Okla., Oct. 24—CPT— The heaviest legal guns at the I command of Secretary Jokes, the I petroleum administrator, were be-j ing pointed in East Texas today as the campaign to dry up the “hot" oil trade broadened into a corps air ser-i movement also to prevent a crude navy and marine vices was opposed in the report, j oil price cut. Construction of an American navy to full treaty strength was advocated. The report proposed a national strength of 210,000,a reofficers corps of 120,000 and necessary appropri-to provide t’.O.Goo men corps training dur-fiscal guard serve rn e n, at ions with reserve ing the next U Radio Operator Killed Instantly in Collision of Automobile, Truck EARLY SUNDAY MORNING S. R. Kellogg of Shawnee, Turner’s Companion, Badly Injured I From Hominy*** lloily) Another highway disaster was ! entered into the annals of Pon-| totoc county early Sunday morning when Kenneth Turner, cf Shawnee, was instantly killed and his companion, ll. S. Kel- year. Day by Day Happenings in Pontotoc County Oil Fields tl'roin Ttniri»«ln> ** Dully) Whats doing at tin* Lynch well? That is a frequent query in oil circles here these days. ed over the meeting, opening with expressed appreciation for cooperation Fitts field operators have shown with the proration A slight inoard into the dollar price that has prevailed for more than a year was made yesterday by a small operator, but if was important only as it indicated a,J trend of thought.    I The reduction by the Atlas j Pipe Urie company from O ‘°; 0Usly Injured 6() cents for East Texas crude, i made a tangible impression only i upon the owners of the wells J (and of the royalty under them) from which Atlas draws its 6,000 ' barrels daily production.    j The size of the movement j downward was negligible from j this point of view, for the East j Texas field alone produces more: l)e dangerousiy than a half million barrels of oil I taken from the logg, also of Shawnee, wras seri- tast,c collision about ! Hoy’’ Floyd, Oklahoma outlaw, as offered his serv-to ranch a thor-for development The Lynch and others No. I j authorities and Thompson is in 1-1-7. near Jesse.1 ices in helping and if it comes in as the kind ot ough program producer some hope it will tie »: 1 of the field, will start another burst of trad-i y||# Delaney then outlined dif-ing and drilling for the grab* n ] Realities wells drilling in the field and, many say. bring many moi* have had with gas. preliminary to people into Ada.    {discussion of measures for safety Tile well resumed drilling early jn drilling and also for conser-t ii is week after losing two weeks j vation of gas resources in th*1 because of a fishing job, and Ta* s-! shallow (day topped the Bunton lime. j Finding heavy saturation, ihe operators set pipe and are preparing to standardize to test out the Bunton and possibly go on down | Lynch No for a test of deeper horizons. j 1-7, waiting opinion,' probably the next addition totting 8, inch the Fitts field proper vin he the j Magnolia Magnolia No. 3 Dav es Hardin, in of northwest of horizons. Today’s Reports Reports from the Fitts field and other parts of the Franks graben todav were as follows: daily, and the midcontinent area i wreck is responsible for more than' treatment three-fourths of the entire    pro- (    Kellogg duction of about 2,590.000    bar-' rels of the United States. However, there were rumblings throughout the area that the Atlas action was but a beginning and that within 48 hours a reduction would be general. These rumblings, which    have j been growing in volume for sev- i oral weeks, did not lessen with the arrival in East Texas late | yesterday of L. IL Martineau, the attorney appointed by Secretary Ickes to conduct the legal cam la a two and one-half miles north of Ada on Highway 48. Their automobile crashed almost head-on into a truck being driven toward Ada by Luther Green of the city, the truck being owned by Wick Adair of Ada. Green suffered a painful back injury hut was not believed to hurt. He was scene of the the Ada hospital I on to No I “In the first place, the act is north* unconstitutional because it ex-1 toads Its provisions lo persons not engaged in interstate commerce. \ ‘The retirement act confers its benefits upon all employes of any company to which it relates without regard to distinction between Interstate commerce, intrastate commerce, or activities which do not constitute commerce at all. the southeast 24-2-6, waiting {plugging back • t of 30-2-7, drilling today I 4.370 feet. Thompson, in cement after 3.815 feet. . I Cradduck, on cement after to approximately paign against the “hot” oil trade. Ordered to proceed against this is in the Sugg clinic. I suffering from severe lacerations; | of the right side of the head and j over the right eye, concussion, I shock and a compound fracture of his right leg. Both With Radio Station Turner had been associated with radio station KOFF in Shawnee for about a year, most of that time as an operator. Kellogg has been connected with the same station for a shorter time than Turner. The two had been in Ada visit-spending some Desperado Dies Few Minute! After Encounter Without Firing Shot HIT FOUR TIMES Denies Part in Kansas City Slaying; Had Tried to Make Terms For Surrender EAST LIVERPOOL, O.. Oct. 23 PT'—Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, the terror of the Oklahoma badlands, lay on an undertaker's slab here today in expiation of his ten years of crime. His black hair slicked down meticulously even in death, to accentuate the pallor of his face, the braggart sought for the Kansas City Union station massacre a year ago last June bore the marks of four bullets, fired at ais hack The law finally caught up wi h the desperado, listed as public enemy No. I since John Dtllinger fell under a rain of lead in Clo |cago three months ago, on an iso-1 lated farm, seven miles north of I here, late yesterday. For Floyd, who. like his kind, ! boasted he never would he Ink “it* j alive, it was an ignominous eng. ; Alone with federal and city officers poured a death-dealing fire at his retreating figure, the bandit charged with the deaths of at least seven men, remained a solitary figure in death. His mother, who had indicated she would come to East Liverpool to claim the body, advised Coroner E. R. Sturgis to send it to oer home at Sallisaw, Okla., for burial. of Educator, Lawyer Sturgis was completing a pioee- Business Man to Be Imeal    and perfunctory inquest to- la \v/ i j    j    day,    gathering bits of evidence Held wednesday    from    department of justice agents —-- land East Liverpool police to com- <From Monday** Daily)    plete    the record. By afternoon he expected to turn the body over officially to a mortician, for repassed away at turn t0 tjie 8tate which witnessed so many of his bloody escapades. An autopsy revealed only four bullets had found their mark. Two CW ARX ES. (HETTY 30's) PLOY D Blazing guns of Ut S. and local officers spelled finish to the fau-career of Charles “Pretty he fled across a cornfield near East Liverpool, Ohio, Monday afternoon, no longer the daring, cool bandit hut a man hunted and desperate in flight. William Charles Farmer, well known citizen and attorney of Ada since 1930, passed away at the family home at 608 West Fifteenth street this morning at 11:30 after a lingering illness of He had reached r in was KADA, in pro- some gress. A short time before -the fats* accident, which occurred about 2 HAUPTMANN TRIAL at 4,095 feet and reporting a good show of oil. On the west side of the Fitts field, the Blackstock No IB Clad duck in 25-2-6 is drilling at 2,4 11 feet, and has rig completed for No. 2B Cradduck. In the same section Shafer No. I S. Norris is still wailing on cement and the Fleet. -born-Superior No. I J. Norris is drilling at 3,331 feet; Magnolia 1.9 Vet ? I L. Accused Charge Pleads of Not Guilty Murdering to .indberg h Baby tar, ing. There Pucketts they still was no word of the and it was assumed were captives, if not slain bod!* by th** f hidden lgitives and their in underbrush. Sheriff Finds Another Gaming Table, Wrecks It Sheriff Clyde Kaiser and deputies dropped in at Pittstown Tuesday for another visit. Tills time they destroyed a gaming table similar to tha t which they confiscated last week from operators who promised them to leave the county. They also picked up two slot machines and collected some pimchhoards. Incidentally ‘drumming up* some business for the county in sale of cigarette licenses. THREE FOR* BURGLARY FLEMINGTON. N. J.. Ort. 24. <1* Bruno Richard Hauptmann pleaded “not guilty” today in a loud voice to th** charge of murdering Charles A. Lindbergh jr.. and hp- trial was set for Jan. 2. When Ii** was arraigned before Supreme Court Justice Thomas \V. Trenchard, the indictment returned by a Hunterdon county j grand jury two weeks ago was read to Hauptmann by County Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck jr. Hauck then asked tin* prisoner how he pleaded. “Not guilty.” Hauptmann answered in a loud voice I It was th** first time in his several court appearances since His arrest Sept. lit hist that < Kau pl maim has entered a personal plea in court. At previous arraignments Ii** plead (Hi through I counsel. I For his court appearance today Hauptmann wore a necktie, an item of wearing apparel that has been denied him in piisoh suit was grey. No. 2 T. Norris is at In section 30-2-7. in addition to the .Magnolia No. 3 I). Hardin developments. the Magnolia No. 2 I). Hardin is drilling at 2.984 feet; Blackstock No. 3 D Hardin at 2,020 feet and Deep Rock No. I I). Hardin at 3,320 feet. J. E. (’roshi** is building rig for his No. IA I). Hardin. Ed Moore No. I Woodruff, in 29-2-7. is drilling at 3,310 feet • and is reported to have topped ; Bunton lime. ! Moore and others No. I Smith. in 31-2-7. was drilling this morn-, ing at 1.760 feet. Moore and Dernier No. I Edwards, in 27-2-s. Coal county, is j drilling at 7,040 feet* I Cled Oil No. I Furgerson, in I 26-2S-SE, was at 680 feet his morning. Cjirter No. I Lucy Smith and Carter No* 2A Cradduck 6, pits and cellar. Carter No. 2 D. Hardin and No. 2 Richards in 30-2-7, pits and cellar. In section 25-2-6, Blackcock No. IB Cradduck drilling at 2,500 feet; Fleetborn-Superior No. I J. Norris, drilling ut 3,36k; Magnolia No. 2 T. Norris, drilling at 2,055 feet. In section 30-2-7, Blacks! ack No. 3 I). Hardin drilling at 2.210 feet; Deep Rock No l I). Hardin drilling ai 3.383 feet; Magnolia No. I I). Hardin plugged hack to approximately 4,300 feet, No. 2 lh Hardin drilling at 3,060 feet and No. 3 D. Hardin at 4,134 foil. Moore-Deaner No. I Edwards in 27-2-8. drilling at 7.070 feet; Moore No. I Woodruff in 20-2 7. they i n to then o'clock Sunday morning, left the station here, drove ce I Ada for a brief time and t0 i started north to Shawnee., Near tirade Crossing Green was coming toward Ada drilling at J I Smith, in 1.74ti feet. 70 feet 1-2-7. ; ing friends and . j time at radio station trade with all possible speed, inhere some testing I Martineau yet was expected to require 24 to 48 hours to prepare his ammunition. This extra time, it was feared here, might be great enough to fore'* the hands of the legendary price in 25-2-1 makers and cause them either reduce the scale or issue authoritative statements declaring their position.    (with his truck. The accident oc- Whether the cut will spread to I curred just north of the grade the rest of the midcontinent was crossing of the O. a moot question. The small re-, railroad, liners of the northern Half of i Early reports from an the area have felt keenly the in- cation of the accident indicated roads made into their marketing that the young Shawnee men territory by East Texas gaso- were on line, cheaply made and cheaply sold. Some of them were reliably reported ready to throw off the restraint imposed by the petroleum administrator and cut prices as much as two weeks ago. While Martineau assembled his material in Tyler, the n e w I y formed federal tender hoard swung into action at Gladewater C. A. & A. investi- ; Moore drilling No at the right side of the pavement until their cur crossed the tracks and supported the theory that some mechanical m{s-hap sent their car, out of control, to the left and into the oncoming truck. Sheriff Clyde Kaiser said this morning that a court of inquiry might be held this afternoon iii an effort to ascertain the cause of the disastrous wreck. several weeks the age of 62. Since coming to Ada more than four years ago, Judge Farmer has taken an interest in all the tilings for tile improvement of the community and has made friends in every walk of life, but many—even some of his close neighbors—did not know that he has such a long period of service in many lines, as an educator. Mr. Farmer was horn in Richland, Iowa, in 1872. He was educated in the Central University of Iowa, Iowa Weslyan university, Iowa State Normal, and the University of Chicago. He was superintendent of schools in Pella, Iowa, from 1903 to 1906. He wafe president of Barone university, Indian college at Muskogee, 1906-07. He was superintendent of an Indian boys school at Wetumka for several superintendent schools for of the several I From While the * ii inlay** Lynch HIREPURCHASES TOTAL BIG FIGURE -UP) alen t tie HL F. T. SITH. Fl AOA RESIDENT. OEAO E. T- Smith, for many years a s id out of Ada. died Wed nea-th** 17th. at Corpus Christi. 'iii Pollee Arrent Three pi* iou of Crime on Sn**" Cot* Foreman, Francis Tiner and Albert Roberts have been arrested in connection wit ti burglarizing on October 6 of the offices of the Choctaw Cotton Oil company. Tiner and Roberts, being classed as juveniles because of their age. were turned over to th** county court by city police authorities. City police made numerous arrests over the weekend. almost ail of them for drunkenness. day. Tex. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Saturday) morning at IO o'clock from the chap**! of Criswell’s Funeral Home. Interment in Rosedale cemetery* Mr. Smith was engaged in th* cotton business here for a number of years and was well and favorably known to a large number of citizens. He is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Charles Drummond, Ada; Mrs. L. C. White. Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. H. 1„ White, Dallas; and two sons, Guy Smith, Lahoma. Tex., and N. D. Smith, Shreveport, La. < From Frill ny’n Dully) At a meeting today or representatives of lease owners and operators of the John Fitts field, matters relating to a program for development of the field with all conservation measures were discussed and voted on. The program will be submitted to the corporation commission October 25, when it is expected that it will be made effective by order of the commission, which was represented at today's meeting j by Bill Armstrong, state proration umpire. * At the time The News went to press three major decisions had he**n reached by vote of those present, each after thorough discussion. First, it was voted that at least 500 feet of surface casing, not less than 12 1-2 inch, should be run. and cement circulated. Second, it was voted, after considerable discussion, to leave the matter of running of a second, or protective, string of pipe to the option of each operator. It had been proposed that 2,000 feet of protection string be required through gas sands or that ( 9-inch be /un from surface pipe to the top of the Viola lime and; cement circulated. Production String Third, it was voted that unless' a protective string is set through, the Cromwell sand, the product-; ion string must he set to or into Viola lime and cement circulated. Other important questions to be decided today involved use of* uniform tubing, time and method of taking potential# and for checking bottom hole pressure. today. It was learned that rail-: roads handling most of the in-| terstate shipments of gasoline Daily)    * from East Texas have been orwell near    dered by Ralph Horween, ex- Jesse is halted iii its drilling to ecutive assistant to Jokes, to rerun casing and standardize, at- fuse any shipment unless the tention is swinging to the Dean- shipper could furnish the Texas)    ---- er-Moore No. I Edwards, in 27-2- railroad commission’s official WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.-8, near Tupelo in Coal county. ! tender showing legality of pro- J The government has bought That    test,    deepest of all the    auction and manufacture.    !    most one-sixth    of    all the recent    wells    in the area was re-    the same time, Torween i    in the 24 drought    states, ported    Saturday coring at 7,082    and the other members of the;    AAA sources    disclosed    the re feet and planning to take anoth-! board were preparing to hold ; suit of the cattle-purchasing earner core Saturday night.    their first meeting tomorrow at paign today. More than 7,000,- Coring has been in progress q \ a ^ e w a t er an(j immediately j OOO have been bought, out of a for several days as the operators make effective Secretary Ickes* total of 45,598,Ooh in the *,4 check carefully the formation tender order, which would re- j states. The government has paid fliey are penetrating.    Squire ain- shipper in interstate j $90,379,155 out of $101,217,500 Meanwhile, interest in the commerce to obtain a permit or j appropriated for the purpose. The Lynch No. I Thompson, in 1-1-7, “tender,” certifying the legality j average price although it nf production and manufacture of I his product.    J The area was on edge, won- j in the top of the Hun-' flaring if the powers coneen-; trated in East Texas would ba' sufficient to hold the present price structure, which has been continues has little tools are now just ton lime, the 1-1-' unabated, to go on until cable installed and the well. in the to is readv to resume drilling. A week end development of importance to the already proved; ^^clared* open I;y, by‘many cif Vx-area which has been designated ecutivea t0 he far out ot „n0 as toe Jo.m F"1* field may e Wm1    refinery    price structure. the bringing in by the Magnolia,     ^______ Petroleum cbmpany of the No. 3 the southeast of1 D. Hardin, in northwest of northeast of 30-2-7. Other Saturday drilling reports from the area southeast of Ada included the following; Magnolia No. I J. E. Cradduck. in 24-2-6, which was plugged] back after finding salt water, is)**™ swabbing. In section 25-2-6, the G was about $13. Of the purchases about 1,100,-000 were destroyed on the farm as unfit for food. Huge inroads on the cattle herd of several states were noted in the official tabulation. Texas leads in cattle purchased. There !J*e government has bought 1,388,702 of the estimated 6,602,702 in years and Wetumka more. In 1914, he gave up educational work to practice law in Wetumka, and in 1923 became president of the First National bank of Wetumka. He took tim*1 out to edit the Wetumka Gazette for a time. He has been a member of the state hoard of education, mayor of Wetumka, and a prominent Mason. He not only was a past master of the lodge, but was a member of the Royal Arch, Knights Templars. Scottish Rite and a Shriner. j ’Funeral services will he held ; Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist church of Ada, Dr. C. C. Morris, the pastor, being in charge. Criswell Funeral Home is handling the details. Burial will follow in the Wetumka cemetery. Surviving Judge Farmer arc , Mrs. Farmer; two sons, Robert and Everett of Ada; and three daughters, Mrs. Meeker, Mrs. O. Stillwater and St rob m of Ada. ALLEGED INSURANCE ing an average head or a total 744,969. In Oklahoma, were bought for the state, of $12.06 outlay of 416,712 $4,815,825. Payne i* $16,- head DR. DAY APPOINTED OKLAHOMA CITY. Oct. 23.— The broomcorn market in j Oklahoma is wild, with shoots and j Biacfc-(suckers, ordinarily not gathered1 Named Superintendent of em Hospital at Supply stock No. IB "cradduck drilling! because they are worthless, brin*; (.Continued on Page 8. No. 4)    | FIRE DAMAGES HOME ing as high as $125 a ton. Residence Occupied by IL Balker Oil West Kill Damaged Fire in a residence at 815 West Eighth called the city fire department to the scene about 9:30 o’clock this morning. The blaze caused considerable damage to the bathroom and kitchen of the home. D. Barker and family occupy the residence Wa A. Delaney of Ada presid- structure. t W- F. Porter, manager of the Oklahoma Broomcorn Growers association, said good broomcorn is selling as high as $200 a ton. Late rains boosted Oklahoma's prospective crop from around 6.OMO tons to 7,400 tons, hut the average crop in the state is 19.-! OOO tons, Porter said. The national crop is a third short. Oklahoma has dropped to about third place in broomcorn production this year, where it ordinarily is first, and often produces half the crop grown in the nation. SHAWNEE Get. 2 2.—LTO—Life insurance fraud ring which has itaken more than $40,000 on fake {policies sold in Misouri, Arkansas, (Texas and Oklahoma was alleged-! iv uncovered this weekend by pos-West-jial inspectors. Inspector C. E. Zurniehly said four men had bei n arrested and 20 —{several others questioned in con-with the alleged mail OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. (Th — Appointment of Dr. J. L. ; nection Day, physician at the Central Ok- fraud, lahoma hospital. Norman, as Hied- | Zurniehly said ical superintendent at the West-1 and Clifford Mot em Oklahoma hospital. Supply, was announced today by Chairman W. C. Hughes of the state hoard of affairs. Dr. Day succeeds the late J. W. McClendon who died in McAlester last week He will take over his new duties next week. W. Ti. Gibbs, assistant steward at the Norman hospital, was appointed chief steward. He succeeds the late M. B. Shivas, who died recently. Seminole, would be arraigned in federal court at Oklahoma City today and Ira Carter of Shawnee would he arraigned tomorrow. The name of the fourth suspect, arrested here yesterday and regarded as the “brains” of the alleged ring, was withheld. Zn rrnHhly said the gang operated by taking out a life insurance policy on a fictitious person, later collecting after reporting the insured killed in an accident* tore through him, back to front, sapping the desperado’s life within 15 minutes after he was struck down. A third lodged under a rib. A fourth pierced an arm. Earlier, the coroner said a cursory examination showed Floyd had been struck 15 times* His nemesis was Melvin Purvis of the department of justice— that man who got Dillinger—aid-particularly e(j three ofh is agents and four East Liverpool policemen. m So lacking in drama, so quick, was the death of the desperado that it shocked the peaceful countryside only after the full import of the slaying became known. Flees From Corn Crib Floyd crumpled up in a corn stubble field, 500 feet from a corn crib where he had taken momentary refuge, before heading toward a wooded ridge. Only an hour before he had appeared at the Ellen Conkle farm, tired, disheveled, dirty. Hunger had driven him out of Beaver Creek valley in the sparsely settled Spruceville section. He rapped at the back door of the house. Mrs. Conkle. cleaning a smokehouse nearby, called a response to the stranger. “I’m lost and I want something to eat,” said Floyd. “UU pay you.” Mrs. Conkle fixed a meal for him. Floyd was polite, hut Mrs. Conkle did not like his looks. She lives alone on the farm. Floyd washed up in the kitchen. Mrs. Conkle told him to go out on the porch until his meal was ready. Floyd talked. He asked for newspapers. Mrs. Cangle grew suspicious. Made Up Hunt ing Story The desperado manufactured a story. He and his brother had been hunting Sunday, he said, and they got lost in the woods at night and became separated. Cannily, Mrs. Conkle asked him what they had been hunting. “Squirrels,” replied Floyd, “or rabbits, or anything.” “You don't hunt squirrels at night, do you?” asked the widow. Floyd changed tactics. “To t**ll you the truth, lady,” he said, “I got drunk last nisht, and I don’t know* where I am exactly. I’ll pay you if you will drive me into Youngstown.” Youngstown is some 25 miles north of here. Floyd ate. It was a good meal. He told the widow as much and paid her a dollar. Out in the farmyard, he met Stewart Dyke,a brother of Mrs. Conkle, who had been husking corn, and asked for a ride to Youngstown. Dyke refused. He had to cro home, he said. I “I’ll take you to Clarkson. though,’’ offered Dyke. He backed lip the car. Floyd wTas in the rear seat. Mrs. Dyke sat with her husband. At that moment twro automobile loads of officers appeared in their cars. Floyd paled. He barked at Dyke. I “Drive behind the corn crib,” he ordered. Dyke started the car. “Get going!” shouted with a burst of profanity. The desperado pulled Frank Clark of W. Robertson of Mrs. Harold Jack Fullerton ;an, arrested at Floyd a gun (Continued on Page 8, No. 2) ;

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