Avalanche Journal, January 4, 1931

Avalanche Journal

January 04, 1931

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Avalanche-Journal (Newspaper) - January 4, 1931, Lubbock, Texas Cents FIRST Im On The South VOL 5 NO 17 LUttOCK TEXAS SUNDAY JANUARY MEANS Marshal Jof f OfTh Aw Kidnaped Busch Heir Returned Home Tradewind Forced Down At Norfol Freight Plane Tunis Back In Scheduled Hop Lieutenant MacLaren And Mrs Hart Return To Mainland As Instruments Fail And Goal Of Bermuda Is Missed To Plan jstext Move Proposed TransAtlantic Hop Lubbock Youth Is Injured In Crash George Eaton Suffers Severe Lacerations When Motorcycle And Car Collide Here F EATON 2116 Thir Ix teenth street was in the Lub bock Sanitarium late night s u f fering of severe lacerations about the face and head with an XRay examination scheduled to determine further injuries the re sult of a crash between a motor cycle he was riding and a light se of With Load Of Freight Ends dan driven by Charles Bice In Failure Fear For Safety mond the motorcycle cut m ahead of him and in order to avoid run ning the smaller machlns h turned into the ditch and over turned his car He was unabb to he woman com panion avoid striking the motorcycle claimed A young whose name the police did not make known was injured abouu the route 2 Lubbock on College ave1 leg Rice said He left nis car and Adolphujs Buech Orthwcin grandson of August A Busch president or who was kidnaped from his parents home near St later returned to the family Is shown here with Mrs Per cy J Orthwein and his younger brother James Orthwein Five thousand and other officers of St Louis and the surrounding county Joined tn the search for the missing boy Five Hundred Farmers In Arkansas Storm Town To Demand Food Be Donated Threats Made To Forcibly Take Food From Merchants Before Red Cross Takes Action By the Associated Press ENGLAND Jan estimated to number 500 or more stormed the business section of England late today demanding food and threatening to forcibly take it from merchants before a hurried call to the Red Cross produced authorization of food distribution More than 250 were provided with food but stood in line tonight George E Morris attorney spoke to the farmers practically all of whom were white men but his speech was interrupted time and again by those in the crowd from which shouts we want food and give us food lor our starving families were heard Of Fliers Ends ID Landing By The Associated Prei NORFOLK Jan 3 The transAtlantic freight plane the Tradewind landed at the Hamp ton Roads naval air station here to night at oclock Lieutenant MacLaren and Mrs Hart explained to officers at the naval base that as a result of some difficulty with their Instruments they missed Bermuda and turned back for the coast of the United States making for the naval air station here as the nearest avail able field with night landing facil ities The Tradewind which left New York this morning had last been reported about 375 miles southeast of New York bound for Bermuda the first scheduled stopping point Apprehensloa Expressed Apprehension for the safety of the fliers was expressed ss the hours passed without further report and the time limit for the exhaustion of their gasoline supply had been passed The plane made a smooth land ing on the comparatively calm wat ers of Willoughby Bay a short dis tance off the air station landing beach and taxied in to about 75 feet of the ramp where Lieutenant Mac Laren and Mrs Hart were taken off and the plane was anchored for the night Lieutenant MacLaren and Mrs Hart went 19 the home of one of the officers of the air station where they were to spend the night They will decide in the morning what their next move will be nue near 15th last night An XRay was to be taken it was stated at the hospital to deter mine if any bones were broken or internal injuries sustained Sever al stitches were taken to sew up the lacerations on his forehead anri face George Eaton a son of D F Eaton county agent was riding a took her home after he had seen that Mr Eaton was being cared for A RixSaunders ambulance took the injured man to the hospital lor treatment Police who investigated the casa found from the number of j Cotton CoOp Meetings Set In District 2 Answers Of Texas Association To Criticisms Of Methods Of Operation To Be Heard In Section This Week Schedule Is Given Record Attendance Expected For Conference To Be Heidi In Courthouse Here Monday j Afternoon Burgess To Talk the licens that it had been res NSWERS of the Texas Cotton association to crit methods of operation the Federal BQard hfmdling Rice went his car he taken to i days when a n rnp next It uavs wiieu motorcycle and delivery car for tne ice headqUarters where he of the Pimnn Drut store bv whom he was speaKers viiu PInson Drug store by whom he was employed He was going south on College avenue as was Mr Rice According to the story which Rice told to Chief of Police John cccured about 9 oclock his statement and was released j state cooperative group and others Rice lives two and a half miles of plans for 1931 northwest of Lubbock The crash Opening gun for the district is to U S Marines Battle Rebels In Nicaragua Texas Student Is Cleared In Death Of Girl Two Seriously Wounded When Guerilla Warfare Flares Again Between Soldiers And Followers Of Sandino Navigator Of Plane Tells About Flight BY WILLIAM S MACLAREN Navigator of the Tradewind HAMPTON ROADS Jan 3 shift in the wind knocked us Woman Sought After Escape Jailer Fatally Wounded When Confederate Of Prisoner Aide In Jail Break Every Exit Is Being Guarded By The Ascoclated Press OALVK8TON Jan 3 A wom an was sousht today after Tommy Rets escaped from the county Jail last night and Jailer Joe Meyer was shot fatally by an accomplice of Rels who was under 35 year sen tence for the robbery of Mrs Car rie W Moellcr 73year old widow here several months ago was still at large today although the search for him and the confederate who aided In his escape had extended throughout South Texas The woman sought by police testi fied In Rels defense during his trial Officers of the police and sheriffs department were guarding every exit from the Island and all out bound cars were stopped and searched at both the causeway and tha ferry between Galveston island and Bolivar peninsula One auapecfc arrested last night but was released when a trusty In the Jail who was an eye witness to the shooting and the aubsequcnt escape failed to tdentl fyhl m Police of all cities and towns within radius of 100 miles of Galveaton have been notified to be on the lookout for Rels and his companion EXPLOSION IN PARTS PARIS Jan 3 A terrific ex plosion heard all over Paris occur red shortly before 10 oclock to night at the rcHtaurrvnt Dos Anibas in Elysseca Early said no one was Sn Merchants whose stores swarmed with the hungry men called a hur ried conference nnd then obtained from the Red Cross headqviarters in Little Rock authorization to give the men food Allowances Made Allowances of for each fam ily were authorized and C E Han kins Red Cross local chairman said 265 had obtained tho food allotment at 6 p m There were fi others still in line tonight with the committee working to serve them The farmers came from what was a rich agricultural region untl it wns ravaged by last summers drouth Most of them hitherto have been prosperous Morris adduss was met with many other interrupting shoots such as Our children are crying for food nnd we are goinij get We arc not going to let our chil dren We want food nnd we want it Willing To Work We are not another pushed forward to exclaim We ave willing to work for 50 cents a day but were not going to starve and were not going to let our families Give us work and well not come Morris said he considered the slt FOOD RIOT Page 10 See TRADEWTND Page 10 Two Men Held After Holdup Suspects Held In Hale County Jail After Cotton Center Merchant Robbed Of By Bandit Seek Another Special To BlancheJournal PLATNV1EW Jan 3 Two young men arrested shortly afier a m Saturday at Hale Cen ter are being held in the Hale coun ty Jail and North Plains officers are on the lookout for a third man believed to be headed for Dalhart as the aftermath to a holdup in Cotton Center Friday night Between and 10 oclock Fri day night a man masked with a handkerchief and wearing a cap pulled low over his eyes held up the Wilson and Mayfield general store at Cotton Center taking from Wilson at the point of a pis tol He ran out the door and a short distance down thv road entering a cnr in which Wilson reports there were one or two oilier men The car disappeared into the night and the only thing known of it was that it had no cutout Two Suspects Arrested Two hours later Deputy Sheriff Cox Hale Center arrested the two See STORE ROBBERY JO By The Associated Press MANAGUA Nicaragua Jan 3 warfare flared again today In the densely wooded coun try between Totogalpa and Ocotoal and in a brush with Sandino fol lowers two United States Marines were seriously wounded The wounded men were Private James Robert Earnhardt of Con cord N and David Monroe Kirkendall of Chicago Earnhardt suffered a serious wound in the spine It was said Kirkendall pro bably would recover They were brought here to airplane After the battle their comrades under command of Captain Ernest Russell pushed on toward Ocotal be fired in Lubbock Monday after noon by B S Burgess Dallas head of the contract department of the association in his address before Lubbock county farmers The meet ing is to be held in the district court room beginning at 2 oclock and C M Davis district manager is expecting a record breaking crowd Schedule Announced Mr Burgess has been assigned to District No 2 and will make several addresses here during the week Manager Davis said in announcing the schedule of the district meet ings Mr Burgess is an economist of note and has made a special study of cotton contracts and the entire Mr Davis added He was formerly with the Arkan sas Cotton Cooperative association until he came to the Texas associa tion I am expecting Mr Burgess to arrive Sunday Mr Davis added He may be accompanied t Death i Entire World Mourns Death Of WarFij Savior Of Paris In 1914 Peacefully Early After Long Grim Against Impending Death Country In Grief France Prepares To Pay age To Great Soldier National Funeral Re Simple Funeral Services BY MELVrN K WHITELEA PARIS Jan 3 All the w no less than France itself night mourned the passing of S bhal Joseph Jacques Joffre sav of Paris in 1914 who died at a m after a long and grim st gle with arteritls His country plunged in grief prepanng to honor by a great tional funeral the memory of om of the most illustrious soldiers her history Succumbs Peacefully Marshal Papa J fre of the French poilu and of his countrymen passed aw peacefully the day before his seve tyninth birthday He had been c Bodies Recovered By Rescue ically 1U for more than a fortn MARSHAL JOFFRE Five Men Are Dead In Mine Blast In Ohio Robert L Williwns Absolved Of Blame In Shooting Of Sweetheart No Bill Is Returned By Grand Jury By The Associated Press BEAUMONT Jan L Williams 18 University of Texas sophomore today was absolved of responsibility in connection with the death of his sweetheart Elizabeth by several other men from the Dal las office I do not know just who will come to this district as there may be some late Monday night Mr Burgess is to speak at Leveiland the only night meeting of the week S A Debman Lamesa a field worker for the state See COOP MEETINGS Page 10 driving them their opponents before When news reached Ocotal of the clash which followed closely that of Wednesday in which eight marines were killed and two wounded by the insurgents another marine patrol set out to aid in the pursuit National guard headquarters re ported tonight the insurgents in to days fight were thought to be the same group which ambushed ma rines December 31 and attacked the guard barracks at Telepeneca Jan uary 1 when they were repulsed and fled in the direction of Palaca guina Trousers Rifled By Prowler Here While occupants of the home 1006 United Charities Aids Persons Between November 22 And December 31 TWO hundredand thirty three families representing persons were given assis tance by the recently formed United Charities at a ooat of ap proximately between No vember 22 and December 31 1930 according to the report of Miss Evolyn Rlchter executive secretary as filed with tho Community Cheat It was an nounced This the first report of the work of the new relief or Kftnization and represented a sample of the probable type and amount of work to be seen the next few weeks Receipts of the group Includ ed from tha Community Chest and from other sources donations for the most part a total cash receipt of It was pointed out that the United Charities nveived cloth Ing and some food during the recent drive One item of awls Set CHARITY RfcrOKT INuiD 10 pockets of Mr Davis and escaped The robber evidently felt no fear of interruption for he took a pock etbook from the trousers searched through It and took in cur rency He carefully placed the bill fold back leaving worth of checks Next he went through other pockets and took about in change lu reporting the affair to officers Saturday Mr Davis stated that all doors to the house had been left open He also stated that the robber ev idently desired nothing but cash as he left a valuable watch ATHENS John A Spencer Succumbs To Injuries Of Accident ATHENS Jan John A Spencer died of Injuries received in an automobile accident today shortly after he had been ex tricated from the wreckage of his car four miles from town Spencers automobile left the highway crashed into a tree Although the mayors neck was bro ken by the impact a physician said he could have a heart at tack causing him to lose control of Johnson 17 shot to death a week j ago when a grand jury that had in vestigated the case returned a no Williams had been placed under bond Monday after he waiv ed a preliminary hearing when ar raigned before a justice of the peace In Port Arthur where the shooting took place on a charge of murder filed by an uncle of the girl Denies Slaying Girl Williams who rmd gone from his home in Austin to Port Arthur where his father the Rev S W Williams was formerly pastor of the First Methodist church South to spend Christmas had told of ficers he did not know how Miss Johnson whom he had hoped to marry was shot He said he drove with her to the study of the Rev Glenn Flinn his fathers immediate successor as pas tor of the First Methodist Church and left her in his automobile while he went in to request the minister to intercede for him in an effort to effect a reconciliation with Miss Johnson who in recent weeks had become disinterested in their love affair He said when he returned to the automobile he found her slump ed over the steering wheel and latj er he discovered she had been shot A bullet from a small rifle that had j been cut down to pistol size had entered her breast and the gun was enter on the floor of the automobile He Davis i said he had carried trousers t pocket of the uphols Action of the grand jury automat ically released Williams from the Workers Nine Hours After I iiw tciw Fatal Explosion Fifteen become infected with gangrene T T 1 rv Q O Miners Escape Uninjured bond Ginning Total Bales Lubbock County Cotton Crop Virtually Gathered With Only About 1000 More Bales Expected To Be Recorded Lubbock countys cotton crop for the 1930 season has passed the 000bale mark Reports tabulated by telephone j by the AvalancheJournal rhe various gins over the county re vealed bales turned out for the present season Official figures were received from 26 of the 32 gins in the county Gin men farmers and close obr servers of the crop were th1 opinion that the gathering was all over with possibly a thousand more bales to be ginned between now and March 1 Lubbocks gins continued to leici in the total the seven plants turn ing out bales Shiillowatfis By The Associated Press MIDVALE Jan of five men killed in an explosion in the No V mine of the Midvale Coal company this morning were recov ered by rescue workers tonight about 9 hours after the blast The bodies were brought to the surface by a rescue crew composed of federal and state mine rescue workers and local miners just be fore 8 p m The victims apparently were kill ed by the explosion which seemed to have centered where their bodies were found scattered about the floor of the tunnel about 3 12 miles from the entrance of the drift mine rescuers said Fifteen other men in the mine when the blast let go escaped without injury a few minutes afterward The dead are Mark Renniker Clyde Ohler Charles Carnahan Sam Boggiani and Ludi Demitt all of Midvale Given up by his physicians lost he fought srith a marine ity and although he had been un conscious most of the time for nearI ly a week before death came hej was able to arouse himself at times j to smile at a friend or murmur few words to Madame Joffre whoj throughout his illness remained aij most constantly at his bedside Definite plans for the funeral j have not yet been made known but I if Joffres wishes are respected will lie not like his illustrious eom1 rade Ferdinand Foch under tha j great dome of the Hotel Des ides but in a modest chapel in grounds of his country home at Lou veciennes high on a plateau looking the winding valley ol Seine Desired Simple Rites Joffres visit to the tomb Washington in 1917 friends revi PEDESTRIAN KILLED Another Gravely Injured In Wichita Falls Mishaps See JOFFRE Murder Trial Of Davis Nears Jur WICHITA FALLS Jan 3 ARDMORE Jan 3 The fate of Colquitt Davis charg ed with the murder of W C Keir sey was expected to be placed One pedestrian was killed and an hands of a jury here late to other was gravely injured in two j night downtown accidents here tonight Peter C Gholson about 50 was almost instantly killed when struck by an automobile while walking with his son across a downtown street The sou was not hurt demise rested alter unexpect placing the defendant or the stand Coiqultt Davs testified he his brother D I Davis were drunk at the time Keirsey was Miss Beaty young woman fatally wounded in a gunftght it clerk in a downtown store was run down by a hitandrun driver In His testimony and that of other front of the shop where she was i defense witnesses emphasized he employed less than an hour after was not responsible at the time of the fatal accident Miss Beaty suffered a fracture at the base of the skull Her con dition is very critical PRINCESS VICTORIA ILL LONDON Jan 4 Princess Victoria sister of King George was stated in an official bulletin short ly after midnight to be showing m creased weakness She has suffer ed from heart trouble for some time but there has been no previ ous recent Indication of a Illness Freight Service Here Is Changed the shooting Davis said he remembered firing at Vernou Cascn who was Keiersty as he lay wounded OK he floor but testified he did no re member DALLAS Jan i the Santa Fc railway announced total wns second with 1 j totiav that effective Monday freight for the two gins there Slaton service 1 hours faster would be in Wea lowed with bales while Ida lous total stood ac approximately COO Gin men reported that their plants were virtually at a standstill now only designated days being used during each weeic Several plants were running only one day each week storing ihe cotton brought in until that day More Car At Less Price Is Keynote Of The 31st Annual Automobile Show stituted between Dallas and Fort Worth and Panhandle points such as Amwillo Lubbock and Plain view With freight leaving Dallas and Fort Worth ai 6 p second morning delivery will be afforded northwest Texas stations By The NEW YORK Jan 3 More car and more value at less price was the keynote of the 31st annual national automobile show which opened at Grand Central palace today Brightlyc o 1 o r e d literature thrust into the hands of spec tators as they inspected the more than 300 models on display featured siidi statements as the lowest vkfd car we ever Demonstrators explained a muUUmde of mechanical im provements while changes in design and color were left to speak for themselves All but three makees were equipped with fuel pumps rir tually unthought of four years ago Five makes Studebaker Hupmobile Auburn Lincoln and FierceArrow featured free wheeling purported to be a panacea for greashlft trou bles Studebaker introduced this feature In tht middle of last ALTO SHOW Page W VET SHEEPMAN DIES Famow Story Recalled With Death Of McKenzie SAN ANGELO Jon 3 tor 79 veteran West Texas sheepman died at his home here today Funeral services will be conducted here tomorrow A famous sheepmans story which originated during the Cleveland ud tnlnlstraUon centered on Mr Mc Kenzie He made a large shipment of sheep to Kansas City on com mission it was said The commis sion house wired buck for more money with which to pay the freight The iheop uoi sold fo enough to pay Hf wired buck that he would send more sheep rTS ALWAYS BerTCR FOR 5HOE 10 HOLD 17 cooler WEST TEXAS Local cooler in north portion Monday partly cloudy southeast portion Loc nl Tern t 62 mumuum 37 ;