Port Arthur News, June 23, 1929

Port Arthur News

June 23, 1929

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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - June 23, 1929, Port Arthur, Texas VOL. XXVlir. NO. 174, :PORT ARTHUR; TEXAS, SUNDAY.: JUNE 1929. -PRICE FIVE CENTS DRY 'STOOL PIGEON' SOUGHT IN KILLING ARTHUR Six Men Arrested In, Liquor this American Automobllo asao- 1 elation, principal national organ- ization kind, for months past has been In preparation at tourist aids anticipation of Acc ord breaking tourist travel season. THAT tourist trvel Is now under- ;1 way. Principal bureau of the American Automobile association, with which Ihe Port Arthur Automobile club Is affiliated, !s the National Tour- Ing bureau, whose survey forecasts a tourist movement this year of automobiles. MAPS, route logs, tourist Infor matioii, descriptive literature- distribution of these constitute a 'comprehensive activity by the bu- reau and at some time or another on his travels, every tourist this year will come in contact with the A. A, A. ONE of Ihe details Is the distribu- tion by the A. A. A. of a pre- pared map illustrating principal routes and points of Interest em- bracing every slate. These are being published in thousands of newspapers over the country, in magazines, recreation publications and in other publica- tions dealing with the affairs of motordom. The aggregate circulation .these publications Is well over tt stupendous total. YET thai map, which will be rec ognlzed as authority by millions of tourists this year bears no men lion of Port Arthur. PORT ARTHUIt is out of thi tourist picture. Not because we do not havvo must uso nu ox-cart ferry, CHICAGO, Juno 22 will- o-wlap robber flitted about in tho early, morning hours, relieving milk wagon drivers and taxi- chauffotirs of their cash. A cab driver was shown a pic- ture of "Wee Willie" Doody, gun- man, police slayer, mall robber and quarry of a determined man hunt. "Ho threatened to kill said the cah driver, "Told mo I was his 13th victim today. That's tho mon." And tho, hunt for tho little bad man wont on. Milton' Valasapupolls, a roslnu- rnnleur, died of bullet wounds In- flicted by a dlmunltlvo rohhor In a holdup Thursday. >nld n wllnoM, because a short time before robbery a policeman who was shot down an badly wounded had pointed t "Baby Face Willie's" photograp nt< that of his assailant, A downtown theater Is hold up a phantom car speeds through th nlghl; a liny robber pokes his gu inlo someone's ribs and lifts h! someone cries. Hysiorla, perhaps, and the fca of tho desperate killer have mad every victim nco in his atlacko tho midget. Bui with each free report of shooting and robbery th Chicago police tnko crlm hold their revolvers, for (hoy that WIIIIo, DooJv, 'our or flv nolelicn already In his gun, Is 01 to "got tho copa." Doody Is chat-god with tho mu iler ot five, pel-tons Ihls year, Queen of Campus University of Mississippi students, i secret acclaimed MSB Celeste Robcrson, above, freshman lemhcr of Phi Mu sorority, yjiical Miss co-cd. The honor Iso carrlcn the distinction of being tic most popular girl en the cam- Franco May Resume Fligtr To New York Today MADRID, June 22 Spain onlght, after a day of uncertain ies and conflicting reports, re- olcod over a radio message from Major Kamon Franco that he hac safely with his three fellow aviators at tho isolated island San Miguel, the Azores. Not only were the fliers and thei plane safe but it was reported tha hey would resume their flight to vard New York tomorrow after noon. No cxDlanation wns of why they, chose to land at th easternmost point of the Islam _roup Instead of at Horta wher supplies would have been readil; available and from their saf arrival could have been immediate- y Hashed to the world. It was understood here that lh 'Hers tomorrow would make an e; fort to reach New York without stop. They had arranged, however to refuel at Halifax, N. S., If thei ;asoline supply should be exhaustet y struggling cgalnst head wind The Spaniards plan to visit Wash ington nnd after a short stay t reverse their route to Spain. 25 ARRESTS REPORTED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING Continuing tho series of raid that marked law enforcement ttvitics during Saturday, 25 arrest were reported at police headquai tcra between 1 and 2 o'clock, thl morning. names were on the blotte Including sevoral white womc charged with vnyrancy who wcr arrested on West Eighth strce marked "hold for 1 were marked "hold for sheriff" nn two were regular police arrests. REPUBLICAN COP PUTS WARRANT UPON DEMO LOUISVILLE, Ivy., June 22 A constable (n republican co: stable at that) today plastered warrant on the door of tho dcm cratlc city and county cxccutl committee's headquarters. Tho warrant gave notice of In ponding sale of tho office furnitiv In lieu of payment of threo month rent, totaling ?702. GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER OF WIDOV SANTA ANA, Calif., Juno 22 McCluro, 57, real esta broker, today pleaded guilty tho murder of Mrs. Myrtle Woo Long Reach, Calif., a nml wan sentenced to life Impr1 onmcnt In San Quentln penile llary, hy Superior Judge E. Marks, IFFICERS HIDE ALLEGEDKILLER eek Confirmation Of Poisoning In East Texas; Ocie Nix Said To Have Confessed NE WBOSTON, Texas, June 22 Nix, 22, was hidden in n unknown Texas jail today while he stomach of the 17-year-old wife Is alleged to have poisoned was Its .way to.Austin for analysis. special session of the grand jury as been called for Monday to estlgale the charges against Nix Is cald to have confessed olsonlng his wife. The viscera of a dog at the 1 which ..was found dead the iorning after young Mrs. Nix. died n convulsions, .also was being sent Austin. When neighbors found ie dog dead and swollen, they pened Its stomach and found por- ons of a sandwich.- An Invcs- gation.was' Nix's ody -was disinterred1 at night at he. lonely cemetery [id an was performed. Neighbors said that Nix was in a field when they heard la wife screaming at a, 'uesday. They rushed lo. .the buse and found the woman in con- ulsions and the five months old aby crying, .Mrs. Nix died' short- afterward and neighbors sale hey thought a heart attack had aused her death. Officers said today they had earned Mrs. Nix was insured for 1400. Nix denied the 'insurance lad anything to do with her death IEALOUS, KILLS SELF AT YOUNG GIRL'S DOOR GALVESTON, June 22 ;ered by jealousy, A. D. Webb, 27 loilermaker. helper, killed hlmsel iy a blow over the heart with an ce pick this afternoon at the hole oom door of a 16-year-old divorcee Evelyn Diamond, with whom h lad been keeping company. Mis Diamond went swimming with an ther man and when she returnee Vebb questioned her from the hall way while she was dressing to mee him. He drove the plch into hi heart- when her answers angerei him, residents of the hotel said. FICKLE FEMALE FADS BANKRUPTED MILLINER ST. LOUIS, June 22 Changes In women's milliner styles have bankrupt the Judge-Blase Hat company here Ernst Bek, treasurer, told Bank ruptcy Referee Coles today. "The hat business Is not wha t used to said Bek, who ha been a milliner for 35 years 'Women used to tuy hats with lot of flowers and feathers, bu now they wear just small piece of felt Wise men are getting ou of the ARRIVES FEW HOURS BEFORE BODY DOES TIFFIN, Ohio, June 22 Joseph H. Zesser, 17, who arrive ;iere today a few hours before hi body did, discovered, he, hod die hi Indianapolis yrsterday. Zeser, despite the fact his fan lly had been notified of his death proved to them that he was aliv nnd well. When "his body" arrived In Bosket it was discovered to that of a stronger. Now Zcser an police aro trying to find out wh tho stranger was. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD KANSAS CITY AREA KANSAS CITY, June 22 toinl of S.I Inches of rain fell he between W5 and o'clock th morning, .virtually nil tho nmou being between nnd 10 o'cloc Hundreds of basements flooded. Wooden pavcmont buclil nnd floated} away. MO.OOO KIKE DB LEON, June 22 Reid Auto Supply company, i automobile agency, was dcstroyi at a loss of hero tonlgl Tho fire originated In a wa room. For a lima the flames sh high and fire doparlmonU fro Dublin nnd Qorntdn came hero acaUt tho De Leon department. ntentive East Cultivation Is Urged ;hamber of Commerce Launches Move To' In- crease Exports Through Local Port Asking Beaumont and Orange to join Port Arthur the'East cxas chamber of commerce to start a carnpalgri for more Intensive ultivaUon. of-lands in east Texas to'the end'that; the Sabinr. ports ill receive a great surplus ort products from these farm nds. Col. Harve Haines, general .snager of .the chamber of com- icrce, Saturday sent a letter to the range and. Beaumont chambers. Seek Cultivation Col, Haines declared that if the ast Texas chamber of commerce d not take the matter up he ould recommend that Port Ar- lur, Orange and Beaumont join ands in bringing farmers into this cction of the state to cultivate vailaule lands. The letter follows: "The advantages of the intensive ultivatlon of the arable lands' of astern Texas, as such advantages elate to the Sabine district ports nd cities, is a subject that has in- erested. the hoard of .directors of Arthur chamber of com- lercc and shipping- .very materially. "In the opinion of this board; ye lould face the existing1 'facts1 and ot attempt to disabuse our mindd real conditions, Cites Decision STINQER Man Who Turtle Hauls In Giant Sting-Ray "The recent decision of the court f civil appeals favoring Houston i the matter of the equalization of ales to 'Galveston, Port icaumont, and Orange, and the sc- ious possibility of the establish- lent of the principles laid downjhy he court of civil appeals in he. opinion of the board of dlrec- ors of the Port Arthur ommerce, encourage us to- imrnedi- tcly begin a campaign for a more ntenslvc cultivation of the lands f east Texas to the end that wo nay have available ,to the Sabine district ports, at short distance, a ;reater surplus of, the exportable products of Texas, and for the ad- ditional reason that we would (Turn to Page 2, Column 1.) A. -of McFaddin's.1 beach, who was-brought into 'the limelight in Ripley's Believe. It or Not cartoons as. the result of a story-. In The. Hews about Wiltz catching the largest, sea turtle 'ever seen in'this section of the gulfi stands a, good chance this morning .of going again be- fore' Mr. RIpiey. A- 'sting-raytv- six-; feet- eight inches..long.'weighing: about 650 .pounds and nearly..fp'ur, was pulled -at-. McFadden's. beach Saturday morning by. Wiltz and three .other men with the aid' of a" 350 foot .'seine. -It took three .men to-.JIft'the fish to the-running board of a carl It. will on exhi- bition at the Breeze Inn on .the beach, Acadia Parish Struck Small Tornado By LAKE CHARLES, La., June 22 -small tornado .struck the Jennings oil field in Acadia par- sh this afternoon, causing prop- rty damage and injuring two arsons, Miss "Esther Derouen p Ben Miller, a merchant, who were Bating in a restaurant destroyed by the twister. Eight derricks were blown down. FIVE YEAR OLD BOY IS STRUCK BY AUTO HERE George Harold Harrison, five years old, was carried to Mary Gates hospital in a Hampton com- mny ambulance about o'clock Saturday night suffering from jrulscs' sustained when he was tnocked down by an automobile in Jie 2000 block of Procter street. The car that .struck the youth was said to have stopped but no report of the incident had been made to police at a late hour. boy was released from the hospita after he had been given first aid treatment SAN ANTONIO MAN AND BOY ARE WOUNDED U.S. Informer Blamed Shooting. FjIRED FROMTllTOMOBILE Mother of Injured Lad Es- capes Rain of Bullets 'SAN ANTONIO, June 22 one man dead and a man and bby in serious con- dition at the hospital after a fusilade of bullets from a "stripped down auto" mowed the trio'-, down, at .an .East. Houston: street gasoline city.; and ounty officers -were tonight' seek- ng a "prohibition stool pigeon" lamed'for the .killing." George Hale, service station pro-. rletor, died Otto Gah- and' ;ounded. "Government Informer" 'Gill told 'officers: that Halo had, escribed one of the two men "who ired en the trio as a eminent stool pigeon" with, whom he 'had. ,ad' trouble a 'few minutes beforp he shooting. .The two-men', Hale .had, ome into -'his filling station' and; he'had attempted to go behind. UVo ounterl Hole, it .is: ob- ected and struck' one of the jneiL.- .Closing his after.'Hale tartcd to enter an auto occupied Gill, young Gahwiler. and the attcr's 'mother, Mrs. Otto Gati- wilcr, preparatory to departing-'on. a fishing trip. Fired from Car The Gill up at a .swift 'pace, topped and Its occupants, opened Hale fell beside tha car arid Gill and .the. boy .'jumped out. Both Gill and the "boy were, shot- hree ,times Hale was struck' In left side, left thigh and left arm. Mrs.'.- Gahwiler :.was being pro- Saturday night, as a ma- terial'witness while police' searched, 'or the suspects. She ;is''said, to lave 'declared she- could IdentifJ.- orie of. the men. AT SABINE NOW Expected To Be of Value To District Shipping A radio compass, -which jrove of untold value to pilots anc ships coming into the Sabine dis irict, is now being installed at Sabine lighthouse. This compass will enable ship to get their positions at any time according to officials of the Sa bine Pilots association. Particularly will this prove valuable during fogs and days .ii which it be impossible for th skippers to take their own bear ings by aid of sun' or. moon. With the installation of the corn pass, masters will be'.able to wire- iess the Sabine lighthouse for thei positions. HOUSTON COP BY NEGRO: HOUSTON, Detective vie squad killed b a negro man Bayou street tonight while the ficer was attempting.to arrest hi The negro then was fatally wound- ed by Hope's partner, Detective Ira Nix. POSSE AND CONVICTS MAY STAGE-GUN FIGHT BAY. CITY, June 22 battle is believed Imminent be-, tween posses and tiree convicts; be- lieved to. have'engineered-thevbreak- at Clemens, state prison farm nea.r here In which 43 men escaped. The three Massey of Galveston; Joe Williams, of Fort Worth, and W. A'. (Smiley) Wilker- son, of -night held up a Mexican automobile near Ce- dar Lane and forced him to drlvo them north. ATTEMPT FAILS F o g Fore e s Schoerihair, Down CLEVELAND, Chip, at .Cincinnati that fog on the course to New York was un- se.fe, Lee Schoenhair landed at Cleveland municipal eastern standard time tonight in his attempt to make: a non-stop flight from Los Angeles to, NcV York. He had traveled approximately 2100 miles in 13 hours and 20 min- utes. His plane and engine were m good condition, he said, and he plans to fly to New York some time tomorrow. BOY, 5, DROWNS PICHER, June 22 Claude Jones, 5, son of Mrs. J. A, Jones, drowned in a mine pond liero late today, while several companions watched the struggling lad. The body was recovered about 15 mimitos later but resuscitation methods failed. _____ TEXAS DEMOS SEEK MOSES TO LEAD THEM FROM WILDERNESS By Stuff Correspondent AUSTIN, June Its search for a political Moses to lead It back the light of parly har- mony nnd power, Texas democracy soon will begin a painstaking in- ventory of what resources were left from the debacle of Hoover victory last year, according to party adherents. So far the search has been fruit- less, as to finding any one leader who can supply tho leavening leant of a restored party spirit, though domocratn say tho time is early and leadership may be found in ample season to rejuvc- nnto the battered organization. Tho leaders so far nro faction leaders ot tho conflict which spill (ho party worno In 192S than since reconstruction days, The disorganization In Texas and the apparent need of- a little Mussolini medicine aro both brought In clear relief by the ef- ficient working of tho republican party machine, oiled by a campaign fund for tho 1030 gov ernorshlp and 1932 presidential races in Texas. Texas democrats likely will un- dertake some sort of rally or re- organization meeting, It was said. Tho aim of such reorganization will bo to select party not candidates for will give of their time, energy and money toward bringing the party back to unity of purpose. There nro two major factional groups In the but as one more sharply defines tho party (Turn to I'ftge Column 1.) MAN AND GIRL DROWN ATTEMPTING RESCUE ALVA, Okla., June 22 ney Barhcr. of Alton, Kansas, a harvest hand, and .Miss Hallie: Curran, 20, drowned in a pond near here late today -while attempting tr rescue the girl's. younger sister. Maude, Tvho had stepped into a. deep hole while wading. .Maude rescued by her brother, HOUSTON FIREMAN AT 4 BLAZE ELECTROCUTED HOUSTON, June 22 Hous- ton fireman was' electrocuted and damage totaling moro than was caused In a fire which swept two residences, on Reeves street to- day. R. L. Hendricks, 22, fireman, was the victim. Weather Forecast LOCAb FORECAST: Sundny. Kant Partlycloudy Sunday. Llsht to moderate sbutho'Hy winds on the count. Lnulslnnn: TurlW cloudy Sunilay.. easterly winds'on coast. TIDE RECORD Time ot lilBh nnil )w water Knlilno Lluht dltlon" tixlny, tablM iiy tho U. S. const And geodetU 'survey! Illlth, n. m.J Lew, ;