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   Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - April 18, 1930, Port Arthur, Texas                               Make Certain You're in Census Today The Port Arthur News XXIX. NO. 108. PORT TEXAS. FRIDAY. APRIL 18. 1930. -PRICE FIVE CENTS DOUBTS PROHI CLAIM ARTHUR eight months ago. n. L. Murray appointed by Ciov. Dan Moody Judge of the newly created criminal district court. J Judgo Murray announced that he i would endeavor to achieve the aim of thnt of affording i prompt nnd efficient j for all accused of felony offenses In Jefferson county. How well Judgn Murray has hew- ed to his pledge Is a matter of com- mon backed by facts. THE criminal district under JudBo Murray's judicial admln- has accompllehed a rec- Is believed outstanding Promptnem in which canes go to trial has been Inxplrlnp In tho In- terests of law nnd order. Following settings i are fixed In Jig nnd Judge j Murray has adhered rigidly to a policy of denying efforts to delay itrial. i f HTHIS policy Is In the Intrr- 1 ests of the citizenship. Certainty of rcfusnl to per- mit of cases has un- doubtedly been n. deterrent of fel- and the mornl effect of quick Instead of even delay has been far-rcachlng. UDGE MUriHAY Is the first on _ Jefferson crlmlnnl dls- court bench. He has been reluctant to an- jnounce for because In no doing felt would to fiacrlflcn a lucrative law practice for a relatively enlary. It only after repeated urg- ing by friends and thoughtful citi- and of law and order thnt Judge Murray contented to announce he would be a candi- date. Diversion Of Grain Shipments From Port Is Cited At Hearing TRAFFICMIEF OF GIVES LINES EARNINGS Sabine Case Likely To Ex- tend Into Next Week LESS RETURNS EXPECTED Testimony Introduced Op- posing New Railroad Testifying thnt the Kansas City Southern in the larRcst amount iVTHOUT In thn j tho qualifications of any or randliUte.1 may the offlro to Judgn we nonetheless are of the belief that thr known ef- ficiency fairness which has been Judge Murray'a on the bench should warrant determination by thoughtful citizens that he be re- elected to It. AS a matter of when the primaries are JieJd Judga Mur- ray will have been levi than a year in and certainly sacri- fice of prlvatr practice morn re- than the salary of judge In fMrneK rntllln him to re- election. in HIP history of the company with the cxcnption of 11. A. C. K. mnnnger of Kansas City continued hln testimony todny In the Inter- state Commerce commUMon henr- Inc In the .Sabine Basin railway case. Trtrnleum Tonnacn which were heard this morning in Goodhue hotel. reverted back to tin Vaughan this where they will be held for thr remainder of the session. Weaver testified that 39.3 per cent of the total tonnage of the K. C. S. handled In 1829. or 29.73 per cent nf the totnl attributed to petroleum and products. PiwprcM Ilrichf The being conducted by Examiner IT. C Davlit to determlnr whether thn Missouri Pacific and. nanta Fe railroads shaJI be allowed to enter the district through acquisition of the Castern Texas Electric company interurban be- tween. Port Artliur and Beaumont. wilt Into next week. observers predicted at the conclu- sion of the momlng tension. Weaver testified that although the K. C. H. did have large earning in 1920 the prospects for 1930 wire not bright at all and every indlca- 1 lion wna that these earnings woull tn race 1C. Column Illness Fatal BISHOP'S SON BOOKED ON HOMICIDE CHARGE NEW YORK. April 16 Mathrw MM on Jr. reported by police to bo the of the Eplncopnl bishop coadju- tor of Tenn. was hooked on a homicide charce by police following the death of David Paynter. 73. retired printer. room of house early Maxon. Columbia unlver- footbnll player. having broken n chjlr over elderly hrad. WORK COMPLETE Hospital To Open Tuesday. April 29 The St. Gntez Memorial hospital en the Beaumont road will begin receiving on dny. April 29. it was learned this while the be formally opened with three days of being conducted April 27. 28 and 29. Onr of the days he for Beaumont people while Sunday will be for the people of Port Arthur and vicinity. Con- struction work has been completed and equipment U rapidly put Into place In preparation for the POSTOFFICE LEASES TO BE INVESTIGATED WASHINGTON. April K- of all p.ut office waa ordered by ihr today. The approv- ed without a objection the Tllalnr resolution authorizing rrratlon of a jenntcrUl rommltter nf fire members to mike the ln- COMMANDERY INVITED TO EASTER SERVICES The Tort Arthur Commnndery No. 73. Tetnpar. lieen to Join tn Caster with the Hmumont com- mandery to be held morning 3 o'clock. A deleca- wlll on 4 Inter- urbtn. CONFEREES AGREE ON SENATE CASEIN RATE WASHINGTON. April IS i.iv- tariff hill d upon the on Innrnlnc duty from 2 1-2 to 3 1 2 poun-l. NEGRO SOUGHT IN ASSAULTING WOMAN HOUSTON. April H CV.-PolIre making M cltywide to- day for a whn IP reported to harr a lon a. m. on her WTiy lo work. KNIGHTS OF MALTA TO ATTEND CHURCH Lonr Star No. 621. of members arr planning to attend the Plmt Bap- tist church In a body. Eautrr Sun- day. Every Eauter they attend some church In a jrroup. Thir year they the church. Knights will meet at Carpenter hall. Seventh street. Beaumont avenue Ml 7 p. m. march tn the church. PALATIAL HOME OF COAL DEALER BOMBED ASHTABULA. Ohio. April lr. The home of M. C. prnmlnrnt coal dealei. early today. No one Injured. The dr- Irnatlon Mew out a large pait of the- fcnirdatlon and win- down thrtnijthout hourr. Ing dnmicr. CA1T. COTT TLUMMER CENSUS RESULT HEREJN DOUBT Local Enumerators Report- ing To Galveston Because Port Arthur census enumerators are reportrnc direct to the office In progress of the work of enumerat- ing Port Arthur's population wits In doubt today. Twenty-five have working In. Port Arthur with but one reporting as harlnjr-'com- pleted. Col. H. H. HaJnc.'. general man- ager of the chamber of todny said he hud -written Super- visor Hawley at Galventon for a list of the enumerators here and the tcrritroy assigned lo each. Length of time remaining before hooks will be finally closed Is not but It la believed. Halnu the work will continue for icvevral ilaya in order to pi re enu- opportunity lo re-check their territories. The News eliewhere on this prints a coupon to be filled out by those not their neigh- bors or have been counted. No figures were available today to indicate the of tho work here. Reports that In one negro territory believed to have about 1FOO negro enumerators actually found about 3000. SCHERZER ENGINEER WILL CONFER HERE E. T. Hatelet. chief engineer of Scherrer Rolling Bridge com- pany. Is expected here within tho next few to confer with City Engineer W. O. Bower and other members of the engineers' sub- rommltter of the Pleasure Pier bridge body on plans for the pier pany. drawn by com- GOTT PLUMMER FUNERAL RITES TO BE_SUNDAY Veteran Sabine Pilot Dies After Long Illness BODY TO ARRJVE TODAY Preceded In Death By Broth- er At Beaumont Captain Cott 205 Allicn n charter member of the Sabine Pilots' and the oldest mem- ber or the association in point of died at o'clock Thursday afternoon In John Srn'.y hospital at Gnlveston after a. long illness. Captain Plummer died a week afler his brother. Captain Fred Plummer. died In Beaumont. tain Cott Plummet's death came as result of an illness which be- when he collapsed aboard the pilot boat off Sabine several weeks ago after he had taken a vessel Here When H Coming to Port Arthur when he was 14 yean of age with his fa- ther. Captain Otis Plummer. whc. was the first bar pilot off Sabine district. Captain Plummer had established himself not only as a pilot out also as a. business brink' connected with several business enterprises In Port Ar' Sabine and Beaumont. In 1909 when he captured the famous __ ths veteran pilot helped .to'place Port Arthur on the map. ands of ftxcurvlonlata Port Arthur to see the giant monster uf the and to go bade with tales of prosperlty'Df this section of the country. GatcV Intimate Frle'nd Captain Plummer wan an mate friend of John W. who with Arthur Stllwell has been cred- ited with Port Arthur. The body is to arrive In Beau- mont at o'clock this afternoon from Galvettcn and w be to Page 16. Column LEEjS DEAD Texas Congressman Suc- cumbs In Washington WASHINGTON. April 15 R. Q. died today following an apopletlc stroke suffered about a month ago. was serving his first term In the houw. having been elected to succeed Rep. Thomas Blanten. The Texas congressman had shiwn of Improvement until several nays ago when he suf- fered a. relapse. GYROSCOPIC ROBOT PILOTS PLANE SAN FRANCISCO. April 18 giant bomb- Ing controlled by two small gyroscopic flew a straight lino from Mather field. neat of the army air to Crlssy San circled around for a few and returned with unerring preci- sion to its starting point last night. flight was witnessed by thousands. It was undertaken to prove the value of a pIlotlMs plane for bombing purposes In time of war. Loaded high explosives and controlled from a distance It could be a juggernaut of destruction against an enemv. Major Hugh J. second bombardment Hans Adamson. representing the retary of war. and Elmer Sperry. brother of the In- ventor of the gyroscope-control rode In tha but aside from Major Knerr taking off. precslng a button to circle the business and the plane was not controlled by hu- man Contact bj- radio was kept with the two fields but radio had nothing to do with control of the plane. The 50-pound gyroscope mechanism was Install- ed near the forward section of the fuillage. where It unerringly corrected every deviation from the charted course. Christians Commemorate Death Of Savior Today Solemn Services Mark Observance of Good Friday in Churches of Christendom Friday was solemnly celebrated today by Port Arthur Chrls- O tlans and In all the principal churches of the In Catholic before altars stripped of their ornaments and surmounted by. veiled crlclflxes black-vcstmented priests devoutly prostrating themselves today com memorated the death of ChrUL The of the Pre-SanctlfleJ. the singing of the and the singing of the 'Tenebrac' observed In St. Mary's Catho- lic church here as In all Catholic churches throughout the world. Christian Port Arthur entered Holy Week last the Jews commemorated the de- liverance of Israel from the yoke of thp Passover 1000 years ago the Christians began celebrating the deliverance of the deliverer from the grave. One celebrated the birth of his other the birth of his religion. For the Jewish as such was born In the -while the TWO BURNED BLAST ON TUG Damage Done To Texas Company's Juliet Sftttal It Tlit BEAU1IONT. April Severely- burned about the hands and face. W. M. 29. captain of the Texas Company's pleasure tug and J. H. Mitchell. 35. his who waa less seriously were at a hospital here Friday as the result of a gasoline explosion aboard the SO- foot at the foot of Pearl last night. Mitchell resides at 2635 Tenth. Port and Holmes In Gritting park. Damage to the craft unoffi- cially estimated today at -between Gasoline leaking- from the 'Hoc or a which became ignited by a spark from the waa blamed for the blast by MlttficlU Probable death for the two men and destruction of their craft wu averted when the was extlnguuhed by the Beaumont flra department before it had reached 300 gallons of gasoline stored on the tug. according Jo Mitchell. The flare occurred in a tank containing nine pUlo-.3 and located just above the genera- tor. MACHINE GUNS PLACED TO PREVENT TROUBLE JERUSALEM. April IS Telegraphic Machine guns hare been placed in strategic positions on all the main streets of Jerusalem to prevent pos- sible trouble growing out of the Christian and Mohammedan holi- days. ARE KUXED VALENCIA. Spain. April IS persons were dead and 20 badly hurt today following a col- lision between a train and a pas- senger bus near Gllet. a mining town in this vicinity. It wu Im- possible to Identify the bodies. GIRL ROOMMATES OF VICTIM QUIZZED CLARKNDEN. April IS Attorney William C Gloth sjild morn- Ing that Olpt Sklnnrr and MlldrrJ Sperry. roommates of Mary j Wathlncton navy department em- ployr found lart Saturday wrre Icvated yesiterdny at Mount Cwtlr. and questioned. J. P. WORST BLIZZARD IN WISCONSIN REPORTED M ELLEN. ApM I One cf nornt Mltwrdu rf the after noon had pllrd up ard elgM inehcn of Other In onry-mln. SENTENCED 21 YEARS IN YEAR-OLD SLAYING BATESV1ULE. April 1S- former hteh whool ronxlelM of rr.urder today and flteJ at 21 emment. for the a ymr ago cf a mer- chant of Cord. tht of thr wrrnan he loved. Mfllen mldnlcht night and by ____________ AWARD CONTRACTS FOR CARGO OF LIQUOR i CARRYING OCEAN MAIL Vu eAi cc nnrrnu I APru PALbt BUI General Brown NEW YOP.K. April I with of Iho rrrw of the NUX- j l.'nltwl Fruit IJne ihe company for f PT today a i calllnc in of li-jurr hffn rf a fulrc el J 38 BLOWN TO DEATH AS LIGHTNING HITS LISBON. April MV from Porturuwe today. thit work- Ing hoih men and were Mown to there a AUTHOR WILL CONSULT SWISS BLIND April the anthnr ft the hannul hM left amid creat a St'ldn ll f fforl i lo bliadaf Census Miss Make Your Name Count Fill In This Coupon BECAUSE of thr difficulty encountered by In finding people- lit home wbrn they thrro U probability that n great many people will not ho Included In Port em- and thHr eitend co-operation. A cor- rrrt onumerallon of Tort pnpulstlon of iltal Iniportancr. Tho to ho of cieij povlhle In the pub- Kelow coupon In ho filled out and nvd In checking the count hrrr. If you think thrro U a possibility or any of yonr or ntlchhorv or not hrrn Indnitcd In Ihr count. Hit In tho coupon TOPAV. It. malt It hrinr It lo Tho and It will hr pUcrd In pror-er that you or ther win br In- cluded In Port popnlatloti count. writr plainly. tiamr. ntimhrr. and of anj-ope jow Sfllrrr may NAME Number...... Street. Phone.... NAME Number Street Phonr NAME Number Street Phrn- NAME Numbrt SlTeel Phcrip NAME Number Street Phone NAME Number Street Phonr cult of tho Christ sprang from thr sepulchral Exodus. Easter commemorates not the Resurrection but the Christian papBover from the Old Dispensa- tion of the .moral law to the New as achieved by 'the Atonement of the Christ upon the Easter Is rived fromiOstnra or the Norse In Latin languages it Is called by an equivalent of Pesach. the He- brew word for the Passover. Such prominent symbols as -the Easter egg and rabbit were old pagan conceptions signifying pro- to rage Column 'FRAMEUP' CITED Girl Testifies Negro Was Shot In Back FORT WORTH. April IB John Alsup shot Isaac Tate. negro one of the Polytechnic bank rob- bers. In the back while the tatter's hands were then fired sev- eral into his body after the negro had testified a student of Texas Woman's college at exam- ining trial for Alsup and A. P. Boyt today. She was Miss Frances Whitezlde of who standing across the street from the Polytechnic Methodist where the negro was killed. Alsup and Boyt are charged with murder for the two Tate and Gecpe after the latter attempted to rob the bank. Evi- dence has been offered by the state In an effort to that Alrup. Boyt and the rob- bery to pet the 35000 reward for dead bank banditti. BUILDING PERMITS FOR ISSUED Four calling for J6MO in new were Iprued by Building Iiuprctcr J. Cain aj follow this of Columbus hall. 1105 Fifth vtreet. to haTL Grace Mummy. 1031 West 1th re- model wldence. A. H. Calll- han. Grlfflnc flve-rom denre. B200 W. A. 5M4 Fifth ftve-reem drrce. J2JOO. SENATORIAL SURVEY OF BANKING URGED April IS A complete rcnatorlal of the national and federal with rrfrrrncr to I 'peculation and rhaln hanking was j m-rmimended today hr the hanking and currency committee. CHILD DIES CF SCALDS FALLING IN COFFEE HOUSTON. April 1H WrlgJit cf M-. und J. L. died Irday of Inin a coffee carnfi City. REPEAL VOTE LEADING POLL iaijots Returned In Nationwide Survey The vote for repeal of the 18th amendment continues to hold its commanding lead with over 41 per cent of the total of bal- lots returned from the entire -43 states in the sixth returns of the Literary Digest's nation wide prohibition poll. The break-up of the grand total given 913.681 votes for enforce- 991.473 for and for repeal. This shown only 28 per thr total vote for strict enforce- ment while practically 30 per cent favor modification to legalize wines and beers. The vote by For Knf. 4.984 B7.237 1.904 3.151 7J1S' For Mod. 790 2.W7 8.209 ZJWS J.6S3 .1.654. AUbama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Dlst- of Cot Florida Idaho'...... Jlllnolr 'Indiana. Iowa Kentucky 10.1J3 Louisiana Maine Maryland Ma'chuMttft Michigan Minnesota MUfilKfppI 37.1M Montana Nebraska 18.475 177 X. 4JOS N. Jersey 3WW Mexico 697 York 1W.075 1M.4Z2 X. Carolina 11.714 Dakota Ohio 7U67 Oklahoma 11.744 Oregon Fennlvanla. 100.110 Rhode IVnd 2.735 For Repeal 652 647B SJI0I 4.47H ISJUc 31J62 .3X840 33.669 6.160 16.701 63JJ83 4U18 30.73J 3.799 309 38.602 2J19 13.052 389 3.7S2' 39.021 SSI 7.7351 79.101 8.MS M.MI VIEW ENTERED AS TESTIMONY IN WET PROBE Letter From Chairman Of Antis Read Committee Adjournns Until Next Tuesday April IS The name of Hoover was brought into the senate lobby committee inves- tigation of wet and dry organ- izations today through a letter written by W. H. Stayton. chair- man of the board of the associa- tion against the prohibition stating that the chief executive. la beginning to doubt whether prohibition can be en- forced. It was read before the lobby committee as It wan questioning Henry H. president the Anti-Prohibition association. for the third day concerning 'ta activities In behalf of the repeal of the dry- Double Enforcement The written last Febru- ary to Charles S. Wood of Phila- vice 'president of the 'or- ganization. stated In own feeling. as. I talk to members of congress and public officials la that Mr. Hoover Is beginning to doubt whether can be en- He -wants to take plenty time to consider but he U being abused a little too. Currmn continued to attack thn prohibition law BS .Indefensible and predicted that It would bo repealed within f Ivr -years i. placed. written- by-' man of tho-_ i the amend-' ment. 'during tho latter''part last asking contributions 'for the organizations ufrom contribu- tors to democratic fund. It was _ sent to 4M demo- crata. the 'records showed brought In 12 contributions total- Ing -A similar letter was sent to 240 by Lamnot Du- an official of-the associa- and resulted.In five contribu- tions totaling The'committee adjourned until W8 Tuesday. 238J09 S. Carolina S. Dakota TCXJM Utah Vermont 3.614 18J79 SJ79 Waahlnrton W. Virginia Wyoming Cnknown 8.013 15J24 11.593 99.4 U 3J77 2J69 M19 4.733 11.746 SJI71 2.1K 9.7 M 6Jt73 50304 4.724 2.738 1SJ03 15.663 6J61 7J73 6.161 915.681 951.47S 1JOM16 INDICTED IN ALLEGED POISONING OF WIFE A. April 13 Shepard. MaJ. Denver army raedteal officer. Indicted by a federal grand iury here today on a charge of Irst degree murder for alleged wUonlng of his 37-year-old wife at Fort lUlry. Kan_ lart sum- mer. Major Shepard's bend waf at J20.WO. STEAMERS IN COLLISION OFF DELAWARE CAPES LEWES. OeU April CT K. J. Lackenbmrn. ItilU- dclphta for Nrw aad the Si.tvla.' New York for were In Ycm cff nUhL One njftnbrr of the of the Luekmtaeh wan injured broozht to Both rtj. were daiiacrd. n. A .n. rurcrs WASHINGTON. April M FJlrx Lrary. was j honorary j of the of tV i American KrrfJutKm today wjin P of tit rtct. MARKETS CLOSED .NEW April IK All nnjur MT of thn and win riiepen for Mondaj. Grain InAay hot tn marine tirrv hi on ntf OILWARPLANNED American Producers To Fight Dutch-Shell FORT WORTH. April 13 American oil producers assembled here today with the avowed alas or organizing fc- a war on the Royal Dutch-Shell principal Im- porter of petroleum. IVlrt of president of tht American Petroleum uid the Dutch Shell -U plastering country with stations and distributing foreign-produced antt refined oil la direct competition to the American re- on the Inland of off the coast of has daily output of 173.000 barren to enlarged lo produce rw.- 000 barrels. Franklin He said the would be di- rected at trca the company tc United Stairs. -which permit cprmtt in th-s GETS TEARS Sftntl It Tftf 11-JohnnU Steadmaa. was tfvrn In the penitentiary for tho murder of wife here last month by a jury In'crtmlaal district cmirt thlt afternoon. Weather Report 'n -----In fmh nrt cwt-r In COMPAHATIVC MOOHI.V r. re. p. m P. n. n. f. II. TI3C RCCOMO TOMORROW a. n r. m. 3 K U m. eJrm Tw Aata H not ttr Ni-ctMU-c hot Intrrrnl it I.tfVt.   

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