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El Paso Herald Post (Newspaper) - May 17, 1932, El Paso, Texas El Paso Herald - Post Weather Forecast: Fair tonight and tomorrow; not much change in temperature VOL. UI. NO. 118 EL PASO. TEXAS, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1932 Home Edition * # * ¥ Three Cents in El Paso Five Cents Outside El Paso * * * * FOURTEEN PAGES CURTIS CONFESSES LINDBERGH HOAX EL PASO JUDGE CHARGED WITH ‘JOYRIDING’ Journey to New York At U. S. Expense Hit By Solon ALLOWED $10 PER DAY Charles A. Boynton Among 29 Federal Court Men On Long Trips Federal Judge Charles A. Boynton of El Paso is among federal judges named in charges made ip. the house of representatives by Rep. La-Quardia Rep.. N. Y., as using government expense accounts to “joy ride** across the country and take vacations in New York city. Ia Guardia put the accusation on the pages of the Congressional Record in presenting to the house a report from the comptroller general giving names of 29 federal judges, from all over the country, who had turned in expense accounts for trips to sit on the southern New York district bwc-h "I want to take this time to cair the attention of the house to judicial ‘joy riding’,” dispatches quoted LaOuardia as saying. Charge $10 Day Dispatches said a few of the accounts ran up into the thousands, bringing the total charge for $10 a day subsistence and transportation to $27,085. Regarding Judge Boynton, La-Guardla's list included the following: Travel pay, Aug. 1, 1929, El Paso to Mew York city, $114.64. Subsistence, Aug. 1 to 8, $06. Subsistence, Aug. 9 to 23, $165. Travel pay, 8ept. 4 to 6, 1929, New York to San Antonio, $92.11. Subsistence, Aug. 24 to Sept. 6. 1929, $100. This totaled $567.75. Refaasa la Csaament Judge 1SW wCused to coih- mfit Records show that Judge Boynton was summoned to sit on the bench in the southern New York district in August, 1929. He held court then for 30 days. Federal laws provide that federal judges may be transferred from one district to another to help clear crowded court dockets. When such transfers are made, thpy are done an orders from the chief justice of the U. 8. supreme court. The amount paid for traveling expenses and subsistence is fixed tapr statute. Charges Some Judges “Joyride” to New York M iModsM Press WASHINGTON — A charge that federal judges use government expense accounts to “Joy ride” across .the oountry and take vacations in New Yorit, was spread today upon the sober pages of the congressional record. Rep. La Guardia, Rep., N. Y„ put the accusation there in presenting to the house a report from the comptroller general giving names of 29 federal judges f*om all over the country wholiad turned in expense accounts for trips to sit on the southern Now York district bench. Some eervod but one day at a time, others up to 10. Two came all the way from California, others from as far as Wyoming, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Illinois. A few of the accounts ran up into the thousands, ytngtny the total charge for $10 a day subsistence and transportation to $27,026. Seme at the judges, said LeGuar-dia, M oome to New York,’ travel, sit Mow days» go hone, charge up their traveling expense* come back and sit a few days mo».* Than Rep. O’Connor, Dem., N. Y., chimed in: "tbere is a waiting list for a chatoee to come to New York for a vacation, tf go to the theater, and to so to the Sell 45 Pints For 60 Cents By XiiotisM Press ST. JOHNSBtTRY, Vt—A group 1 of small boys who found an automobile loaded with liquor succeeded in peddling 45 pints before the attention of police was called. The net proceeds of the sale was 60 cents, the boys said. ASK CONGRESS SUMMER MEET Garner Again Criticizes Hoover Policies CITY TO FIGHT ! Empty Crib and Chair—Symbols of Nation’s Grief FOR REDUCED PHONE RATES Experts May Be Used To Analyze Report By Company OPPOSED TO PETITIONS By Associated Press WASHINGTON—Republican senate leaders have advised Speaker Garner that it will be necessary to recess congress in June for the conventions, and that a summer session will be required to complete pending business. The Texas Democrat said if congress does adjourn it will probably reassemble in July or August. Garner late yesterday offered to buy a new hat for anyone who finds that Pres. Hoover has not contradicted himself in any 10-day period for the past 6ix months. The people of this country will lack confidence as long as Hoover remains in the white house/’ Garner said. The Texan spoke critically of the chief executive after his attention had been directed to the statement by Sen. Moses, Rep., N. ., assailing one by him Saturday ingwhich the Democrat contended Hoover has “froeen the confidence" of the people. Seemingly hit by Moses’ utterance which included a charge that his leadership had "burned out,” the speaker said: "The president sent^for the distinguished author of the ‘Sons of the Wild Jackass* to defend him." Mayor Sherman Says Council Can Get Better Results Without Interference Map Program to Rush Senate Tax Bill By United Press    j WASHINGTON—An intensive pro- i gram designed to dispose of the bil-j lion-dollar tax bill within a fortnight was announced today as the senate defeated a second attempt to increase income and surtax rates. The Connally amendment, increasing normal rates to four and eight per cent and fixing the maximum surtax at 55 per cent on incomes of more than $1,000,000, was rejected, 46 to 31. Chairman Smoot of the senate finance committee announced a program of six night sessions a week. The city of El Paso will make a fight for lower telephone rates, Mayor R. E. Sherman said today. “We are not through yet,” Sherman said. "The report made to the city council by the telephone company is not the end of the fight for lower rates. "I personally believe that the telephone company is making more than 4.6 per cent on its investment.” Petitions No Good Sherman said that petitions being circulated by E. E. Wiseman and others asking for a vote on granting of a new franchise to the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co., "won’t do any good.” "I wish they would let us alone,” he said. "The council knows what it is doing, and thoee who are circulating these petitions can show their confidence in us by letting the council work the matter out in its own way.” Sherman said the telephone firm was "one of the hardest nuts to crack” of all public utilities. Convinced Charge High Nevertheless, the city council is convinced firmly enough that present rates are too high that it will continue to seek a reduction, Sherman said. Although the mayor did not rtveal what steps the city is contemplating in its fight for lower rates, it waa.jxpocteil.that. rat« experts will analyse the telephone company’s report. Baby Lindberghs crib became the symbol of a nation’s grief as word was flashed from Hopewell of | the discovery of the child’s body in a gully near Mount Rose, N. J. This photo shows the crib in the j nursery of the Lindbergh home from which kidnapers stole the child on the night of March 1. At its foot may be seen the highchair where the ‘‘world’s most famous baby” clanged spoons against his plate like the humblest youngster in the land. The churches, men. cows and trees which adorned the nursery’s wall paper were just beginning to excite the curly-headed boy’s interest when kidnapers carried him out to his death. (Photo copyrighted, 1932. by New York Daily News. Transmitted by telephoto.) *- AGENT OF FLIER DID NOT CONTACT BOAT OjHCEAN Norfolk Man Says Sea Negotiation Figment of Imagination BULLETIN Bp United Press BROOKLYN, N. Y<—Capt. Daniel J. Carey late today said that a man known as Frank Panych had told a story, the authenticity of which has not been determined, that he had a part in the Lindbergh kidnaping, bat not in the murder. The man was arrested, charged with abandonment of his wife and children.     9    ' According to Carey, who ha« questioned Panych since early morning, the man gave an explanation of how the happened to die, although he had no part in the murder. The prise« nr was taken to Manhattan police headquarters for further questioning and investigation. DRYS PLAN 'WAR HOLDUP STREET OAR to SO to known.** night elubs. That is well Wyoming Judge Denies Joyriding to Gotham ffiMOtaM Pmi OSDTYENNE, Wyo. — Judge T. Blake Kennedy of the Wyoming fed* ermi district court denied charges updo by Rep. La Guardia that he had been “joy riding” at the government’s expense last fall whoa he was assigned to the New York fed«» eral court. Judge Kennedy said his expense account for the trip was $742.75 and not #1109 as U Guardia charged. *9o for as ‘joy riding’ is concerned. I most confess I know nothing about it," Jndgo Kennedy said. El Paso Bandits Take From Motorman Cash Detectives today sought two holdup men who took $17 from A. Gibbs, motorman of a Government Hill street car, in a holdup on Oxford. Gibbs said two irien who rode the car from down town left their seats at Oxford and threatened him with revolvers. They took money from his changer and pockets and jumped from the car, »«¿monishing him to keep moving and not to report to police. Police think the men poulbly were Ft Bliss soldiers. JUAREZ MILITARY SHAKE-UP WIDENS War Department Orders Second General to Mexico City The shake-up of military officials in Juarez continued today, with the war department ordering Brig. Gen. Enrique Zertuche transferred to Mexico City. Genf Zertuche, commander of the 09th cavalry regiment, is succeeded by Col. Lucio Borges. Brig. Gen. Anacleto Guerrero, transferred to Irapuato, expects to leave shortly. He headed the Juarez forces. Wilson Flings Challenge At Wet Candidates By United Press ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. — The Methodist board of temperance, prohibition and public morals flung a challenge of war today against either party which puts a wet plank in its platform or nominates a candidate who assaults the dry law. Dr. Clarence True Wilson, general secretary of the board, addressed a huge rally here last night, telling the Methodists we are "going to elect a president and vice-president for a Christian republic and for a prohibition nation.” "We are willing,” Wilson lared, "to have this done and kee^ absolutely out of politics, but if . wet candidate is put up, we will consider that a declaration of war against us and our Ideals and we will give battle on all fronts.” ARMY DICTATES JAP POLICIES National Cabinet Demanded By War Party Bp Associated Press TOKIO. — The army swung Its mailed fist upon Japanese politics today and dictated that a national, non-partisan cabinet must be named to succeed that of the slain Premier Inukai. The army’s ultimatum completely upset the plans of the political leaders. tiring ttie day it hfcd been virtually decided that Kisaburo Suzuki, present home minister, should head another Selyukai party government. Suzuki was named head of the party earlier in the day. The selection was made 1 as a means of healing a threatened breach within the party ranks. Elders of the organization persuaded Takejiro Toko-naml, railway minister, to abandon his candidacy. The army leaders served flat notice they will refuse to support any cabinet formed on political party lines. They demanded a national cabinet Gen. Mazaki, vice-chief of the army general staff, visited for- * mer war minister, Gen. Sadao Araki, i and' informed him that the army j would refuse to recommend any of- j fleers as war minister in the new \ cabinet if it were formed on party ■ lines. The crisis confronting the country, he said, demanded that politics be left aside and a "truly national” government be set up. 600 MEXICANS RETURNING HOME Jobless Shipped From Denver To Native Land DIES IN DALLAS FIRE Woman Charges Ice Box Looted Of Home Brew Several Injured as Blaze Wrecks Rooming House By United Press DALLAS—One man was burned to death, several others received injuries and lives of 14 persons were threatened in a fire which destroyed a rooming house here today. Firemen found the charred body of John B. Middlebrook, 00, in the second floor hallway of the building. CANDIDATE CROSSES BORDER FOR SAFETY LANCASTER DENIES GUILT MIAMI, 71a. — Capt. William N. Lancaster, British aviator, pleaded! not guilty here today to an indict- 1 ment charging him with first degree murder hi the death of Haden Clarke, 21-year-old newspaperman. DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS John Edward pyers, 39, who has been in El Paso for the last two years, died today at Masonic hospital after a long illnees. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Byers of Madisonville, Ky. Says Political Enemies Iatrigated Plan For His Arrest Friends of Francisco Rodriguez, candidate for the Chihuahua state legislature from Juarez, said today he was forced to flee from Juarez to El Paso last night to prevent arrest at the Instigation of political enemies. Rodriguez, a supporter of Gen. Rodrigo Quevedo, candidate for governor, and granted an amparo a month ago against arrest on a charge he said was manufactured by enemies. FORMER E. P. BANKER OPERATES MILK ROUTE EOOCT    THREE SOOTTSBLUFF, Neb.—A jug of around at a party here, bad moulted in death of three men and serious illness of throe others today. Santos Chaves; 09, and Galvino Corea, 50, died from; the effects of the liquor late pester- j day. Faaoual Mbntanee, 20, died' earlier la the ¿ay. J. Harry Henderson Drives Truck in California to Deliver Product From Wife’s Dairy, Friends Say NOT TBU CEUU8 BADE* Chariea Rader, who lives on the North Loop road, is not the Charles A. f Jeff) Rader, Ysleta, involved in dtmroe suit proceedings in 34th district court. J. Harry Henderson, former vice president of the American Trust ¿c Savings bank, today drives a milk truck in Santa Crus, Calif. That Is the report brought back from Sasta Cruz by El Paso acquaintances. Henderson served nearly four year* in the Texas state prison on a charge of embezzling approximately $03,000 while an officer of the bank, now defunct. He was sentenced to 10 years in 1927. but was freed in January, 1931. Henderson drives one of two trucks operated by the dairy, which has an assessed valuation of $600, and which was bought by his wife. Mrs. Bernadlne Henderson. Henderson now is trying to dispose of the dairy and is teaching another man to drive his truck .friends said. Detectives today are holding four men in city jail for questioning in connection with investigation of an asserted robbery at the home of Dorothy McNatt, 3512 Russell, last night. Eight bottles of home brew were taken, Miss McNatt told Police Capt. Mike Snider. The men held for questioning gave the names of Rex Johnson, J. X i Ketchersid, H. S. Crain and C. E.! Russell Four Men Entered Miss McNatt told Capt. Snider that while she was sitting in her home, talking to J. B. Hall and Jack Miller, 3600 Alameda, four men entered. She said one man who carried a pistol, ordered her and her companions to line up against the wall and not try any funny stuff.” The others went into the kitchen and took eight bottles of home brew from the ice box, Miss McNatt said. Then all four of the men drove away in the automobile. Arrested in Auto Crane, Ketchersid and Russell were arrested at Five Points later in an automobile.    I Johnson was arrested at his home. 1 The four men denied having a gun or robbing Miss McNatt of home | brew. They said they took away home brew that belonged to Johnson. John Hughes Curtis, Norfolk, Va.. shipbuilder, today admitted to police at Trenton. N. J., that he had faked his elaborate story of contacting a kidnap gang at sea and negotiating for return of the Lindbergh baby. He had been spurred on by cash offers from newspapers for the story, he said. SMITH URGES BONUS DEFEAT Asks Sales Tax in Attack On Assessing Rich By United Press NEW YORK—Alfred E. Smith has called upon congress to quit playing politics, and as if to set an example, presented his own financial program for the national emergency which demands defeat of soldier bonus legislation and calls for support of Pres. Hoover in effecting economies through consolidation of government bureaus and activities. Smith called defeat of the sales tax a "mistake” and said congress should “reconsider.” He cited the high taxes that would be levied on capital if such a tax were not adopted. "Soak capital, and you soak labor,” he argued. His program calls for: 1..A nanafacturers’ tales (as m a ■«•»» mt balancing the federal tadfct. 2. Grant of power to the president to •ffeet economies through consolidation of kartaw and government activities as he has asked. S. Defeat of veterans fconns proposals, and study of eertaln veterans legislation now effective with a view to repeal. 4.    Wine and heer tax, throat* Modification of the Volstead act. which with sales tax will pay for a public works bond Issue for unemployment relief. 5.    Grant of power to the president to extend the moratorium “untU a real iolutlon can be reached.’* 6.    Suppression of all “mugwump” tactics • . . that bedevil legislation, increase the depression, unsettle business, and endanger our credit.” 7.    Repeal of the lftth amendment. 8.    Giving the president a free hand .to aid productive public works of states and cities instead of relieving unemployment with Reconstruction Finance Corp. funds. 9.    The nation to ‘'cooperate bow a>l argue afterward.” Smith’s statement of policy on veteran’s legislation said: "No group of patriots can properly (Continued on page 11) A 12-car train of Mexican repatriates will leave Denver for El Paso tonight, Santa Fe railway officials said today. They will arrive at 7:15 a. m. Thursday. It is estimated between 600 and 700 will make the trip. The Community Chest o( Denver arranged for transportation of t^oee living in Denver, and charitable organisations and county commissioners of other northern Colorado counties arranged to send those within their boundaries. The cooperating agencies obtained a rate of $8 each for adults and $4 for children from Denver to Juarez, where the Mexican government will furnish transportation to farm land which the government is giving the valuntary repatriates. Every effort was made to suppress details of the exodus, the charities and commissioners fearing they would be victimized by some seeking a joy-ride and unentitled to the free transportation. The charities considered it cheaper to send the indigent families to Mexico than to support them. The Mexicans appeared to be more interested in whether their rabbits and dogs could accompany them than the source of the free transportation. They were permitted to take the dogs, but rabbits must stay here. Charge 50 Cents For Moonshine Made in El Paso Bootleggers of Juarez whisky faced competition in the B Faso market today as moonshine whisky, made here, went on sale at 50 cents a pint. Juarez whisky has been selling here at $2 a pint, with some dealers retailing it at $1.75. The moonshine manufacturer says that his product is “fourth run stuff.” "It has a kick,” the El Paso distiller said, "and I barel; upply the demand.” MEXICO DEPUTY ATTACKED By Associated Press MEXICO CITY—Delfino C. Najera, member of the chamber ofJ deputies from the state of Mexico, was beaten and nearly lynched last night by a mob after he shot and killed a l$-year-old.boy who had insisted the deputy pay $1 for food consumed in the restaurant oto by the boy’s mother. led RANSOMS .DAUGHTER; FROM KIDNAPERS I — Ittthorltle» *4te U»y wuro aot inrtwl un»i SS tew» after its cotrml—fan. Meanwha* the victim’* father, Rati*-esL,<$aMea« w ry «*#*&r, bee 'put *9*Sr i*Ou taking ** aha arte that tb* fair negro abductors migtot make food a ’> throat to kill her if Jm »©titled to* j police.    I Dora Gerson, it, waa overpowered on 1 the street near bar hone, dragged Into an automobile, bound end gagged, and taken to a bam outaiia the city flat urday evening. PASS MEXICO PRIEST LAW MEXICO CYTY. — Gov. Lazaro Cardenas of Michoacan advised the national revolutionary party today a religious regulatory law, restricting the number of priests in his state 33, had been passed. SPECIAL TRAIN TO RACE WITH DEATH TO EL PASO RESCUE FRENCH MINISTER By United Prets PARIS. — A seaplane carrying Minister of Defense Andre Francois    —;- Pietri, fell into the Mediterranean. Dr. Rogers and Nurse to Bring Woman Suffering With Typhoid troyfr. He w “ rescued » ^-J And Pneumonia to United States for Treatment TEMPERATURES Atlanta ......80    94 j New Orleans 80 Chicago ......64    46 New York ...84 Denver ......8«    50 Phoenix ....100 EL PASO ....79    S8 Rocwell KansasCfty ..88    54 ; Ban Antonio Wi Los Angele« ..70    54 Seattle .. k ...66 WEATHER FORECAST El Paso aad Vicinity; Fair tonight and tomorrow; New Mexico, generally fair tonight and tomorrow, warmer southeast and extreme eastern portions tonight; Arizona, generally fair tonight and tomorrow. west Texas, fair tonight and tomorrow, warmer north portion tonight, wanner tomorrow r xcept southwest portion. A special Mexico Northwestern railway train, carrying Miss Marian Barbee, who is critically ill with typhoid fever and pneumonia, will 50, begin a 225-mile race against death tomoiTow. The 22-year-old gii^, daughter of J. M. Barbree, manager of William Randolph Hearst's Babicora ranch in Chihuahua, will be rushed to an El Paso hospital. Dr. Will P. Rogers, El Paso physician, arrived at the ranch at 6:45 a. m. today and ordered Miss Barbree taken to El Paso. Dr. Rogers and a nurse were rushed to the ranch by the special train at request of Barbree. L. R. Hoard, vice president and general manager of the railway, offered the special train, which consists of the company’s private car and a few additional cars. Miss Barbree, a graduate of the University of California an** an amateur rodeo performer, passed through El Paso 10 days ago. By United Press TRENTON, N. J.—John Hughes Curtis, Norfolk boat builder, today confessed to police that his activities in the Lindbergh kidnaping negotiations were figments of his imagination, Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf of the state police announced. Curtis said hope of gain from a newspaper and film rights spurred him to concoct the kidnaping hunt story. A police bulletin this afternoon'said: “At 4 o’clock this morning John H. Curtis sat down to a typewriter and himself wrote a complete confession concerning his activities in this case. He stated that the boat and all the people to whom he had? been referring were creations of his own mind and do not exist in fact” Thus there came to light the second of the cruel hoaxea practiced on Col. Charles A. Lindbergh In connection with the kidnaping if fell baby, Charles A. Jr. Iiadbefgh Tricked Curtis 1*4 toM of .**: sfcto WHt*, kidna&er* abo^rdf and went tuty -tail as to negotiations designed to effect return of the child. Painting with the imagination of a dramatist, Curtis had told of weeks of “negotiations” with the “kidnapers.” Lindbergh at first skeptical, bad succumbed to the imagery that Curtis painted; had gone aboard a boat which was to contact the phantom ship and was to get back his child. Then the story collapsed. The baby was found dead. Offered Stery Price Curtis was taken by authorities to check up on the fantastic story he had told. He “partially” identify Rogues gallery pictures of his “contacts.” But early today confessed he had told what was not true. “Shortly after the kHlnaptlg Mt. Cuxtis told a story about having a oonfercpo» with the kidnap««/* tl* police statement said. *A newspaper representative, according to Mr. Curtis' statement, made a very lucrative offer for his story to be given exclusively to that paper. “Also, according to Mr. Curtis’ statement, a very lucrative offer was made by another newspaper and film company for pictures concerning his activity. This stirred Mr. Curtis on to greater activities. Mr. Curtiss also said that Dean Peacock could have prevented his unfortunate part in this enormous deception. Drew in Faster “Admiral Burragemenir presented to CtaL Llndbetsb itat mttf aa he heard It, making no recommendations but permitting It to stand upon'its merits.** Into his complex bid for notoriety and mony, Curtis originally drew two reputable citisens of Norfolk, the very Rev. Dean H. Dobeon-Pea-oock, rector of Christ church, and Rear Rdmiral Guy H. Burrage, U. S. N., retired, whom he impressed with the sincerity of v his negotiations. Both Dr. DQbeon-Peacock and Admiral Burrage were convinced Curtis was* on the trail of the kidnapers, and throughout the “negotiations” were confident the baby would be returned. Backed by Officials Finding the body last Thursday shocked the two innocent parties to the hoaLX, but they still believed the “negotiators’* were actually the Lindbergh abductors. “Reputable citizens,” the statement continue^ “and officials frequently vouched to Col. Lindbergh for the intergrity of Mr. Curtis, stating that his word could be relied (Continued on page 11) N. M. OEMS ASK ROOSEVELT 0. K. Committee on Resolutions Approves Now Yorker By Associated •rest CUWIBi N. M.~Ibe committee on resolutions at 1 the Democratic state convention in session here today, will recommend tothe convention that tt instruct its 13 delegates to Am national convention to sup-pert Fkanklin D. Roosevelt. Gor. Arthur SeUgman’s forces won im skirmish In the battle over the appointment of com* committee spurned the advices tf the R. H. Hanna group ftam RjniAima county and seated the EUBfinan delegation. Tkr oonventlon proper opened this y»—tig and delegates approved the tpWtary organisation. Ibmgmrary Chairman Clinton p. Anderaon was approved along with tloe Chairman Mipa Sanches y Baca of Guay county. John Bingham of Santa Fe, wa* named temporary secretary and temporary sergeants-at-arms ware Joe Johns of Carlsbad, Dave Jackson of Santa Fe, Joe Gallegos of Bernalillo county and Bernardo Crus of Mora county. GET JUAREZ DIVORCES Itie Juarez civil court today granted divorces to William B. Finnegan, Los Angeles, from ICsmte Lee Ross Finnegan, and to William Mahoney, San Francisco, from* Viola Bovard Mahoney. TO SEEK REELECTION Constable G. A. Lowenstein, SS, Ysleta, today anounced that he will be a candidate for reelection in the July Democratic primaries. Four States Pick Delegates Today By ASsoctmtmd Press Selection of delegates to the national conventions proceeded today in four statee, New Jersey alone of them making its chokts by th* primary Franklin IX Roosevelt, who yn-terday won Kansas’ 20 delegate «fee expected to receive Montana’s eight and New Mexico's six Democratic votes today. VALIDITY OF B0N0 ISSUE QUESTIONED Oat gecarHles Firm Snss City te Bend Order Ferfcited re- Validity of the city's recent funding bond Issue of $780,000 questioned to&qr In 4l*t distrfct court by Ik F. lu—in, attorney for the Ulen Securities Co. The securities firm is suing the city of El Faso for $15,000 earnest money declared forfeited by the city when the firm failed to carry out a contract for purchase of the refunding bonds. Burges contended in argument before Judge P. It Price today that the ¿onds were Invalid because they were fesued without a vote of the THIEVES STEAL FIES    taxpayfc* Voters. . Thieves broke into N. R. Dich- Frank Clayton, assistant city at* eara s restaurant at 1612 Texas and toraey, argued that a recent state stole four cartons of cigarets and : law gave the city tbe sower to issue four pies.    | the bonds without m election.