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   Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - December 6, 1935, Port Arthur, Texas                               Hauptmann Called Wrong Man In Kidnaping The Port Arthur News VOL XXXIV. NO. 339. PORT ARTHUR. TEXAS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1935. PRICE FIVE CENTS EMPEROR'S WAR HEADQUARTERS ROMPED -i- -j- -i- .t. -t- Fugitive Gangsters Fall In Gun Battle ARTHUR paired and brightly painted toy wagons, scooters, tricycles, trains cars, tiny furniture, dolls and variety of other playthings. These comprise a precious Christinas cargo destined to glad- den the hearts of little folk who otherwise would go without on Christmas day Firemen have worked early and late putting these toys, all donated by sympa- thetic persons, into all but new condition. Their's has been a labor of love. For a number of years now Port Arthur's firemen have more than done their bit in bring- ing joy to the hearts of underpriv- ileged children whose Christmas day otherwise would be empty in- deed. AND so there they ing brightly in glossy, bright- ly colored paint. Christmas Eve and Christmas morning members of the Eagle's lodge will set out with trucks to distribute them to these children of underprivileged homes. Some who have been Santa's helpers last year and in previous years tell us how they came back from their mission of distributing theee toys wet-eyed. It's a pretty serious business, this, of being a father on Christmas day and through no fault of his own hav- ing to look upon the expectant faces of his little ones when well he knows that for them no Santa can climb down the chimney arvi hang up goodies in a stocking on the mantle, or place intriguingly pped packages oa a Christmas Some-of thet4 little too, privation are- tragically old beyond tacir years. Everything that other children have, It seems, have pass- ed them by. Despair on any human being's face is heart on a child's And so when Santa's helpers re- turn, they are wet-eyed because they have seen the most beautiful thing in the have seen a tragedy give way to a and they have shared the happl ness of that miracle of despair giv- ing way to Joy. SURELY no little one should be denied happiness this Christ- mas. But as one views thoee fine repaired and brightly painted toys and the small supply awaiting the cunning touch of these firemen, quickly realizes that several irtthdred little still must go without, because obviously there are not enough to go around. The firemen say the response to appeals for donations of old for refurbishing has been very slow this year. Christmas soon will be here, and If the toys are to be ready to give to little boys and girls on Christ- mas day. they will have to have them very soon, because It take? time to repair them, and supply mlsisng parts, and paint them. IF you could but see the Joy that will come to the face of the lit- tle girl or boy receiving the toy you Rive to the firemen for repair, the clamor of bells ringing in your heart would be the sweetest of gifts on your own Christmas dav, no matter how lavishly Santa may remember you. So dig around In the attic. In the garage, in the closet. Remem- ber that even though parts mav be missing, these firemen 'n Santa's workshop may be able to combine two such toys so as to make a perfect toy. Rut don't wait Do It now. Port Arthur's laundry firms wl 1 pick them up when they call for your laundry, and deliver them to Central fire station Or you can] deliver them there yourself. j The firemen tell too. that j they have a number of which; will need tiny and under- thlngfc I In part of fashioned exquisite little i with their own hands from rem- nants or Rood, though caMoff. material They can be a bin help again thin year AND Adjutant Brennan the public not to forirft that thV Salvation Army again will to hrine Christmas to thin year Army keltlM sJreadv are "fcrt? InR" on street their off to to help de- frav the ThrrB? who wish to by giv- ing food can do bv IflrphoninR Adjutant and Brcnnan 4148 Manv people jret their keetiwrt pleasure and at Chriit- time bv Riving from their abundance, however modest, to make day a happy dav for those for whom otherwise It wouU be drab dajr Indeed, i Light County Vote On Legalization Of Liquor Is Indicated Repealists Face Last Hurdle To Make Sale Of Spirits Lawful; Drys End Diligent Campaign To Retain Prohibition Special to The Nnvs BEAUMONT, Dec. county minority of them, it appeared act Saturday on a proposal to repeal the coun- ty's 20-year-old local option law and legalize the sale of hard liquor under state restriction. Called by commissioners court on petition of 1000 citizens, the elec- ftion marks the last hurdle which repealists must surmount in order to make whisky, gin and kindred beverages lawful in the county. 46 Voting Boxes All 46 polling places will be open. Voting will start at 8 a. m. SHIPPERS ASK U, S. MARSHALS Decision Due Today On Local Strike Request Strew', to The BEAtBlONT, Dec. decision on' requests by shippers that spe- cial deputy U. S. marshals be sta- tioned along the Port Arthur, Port Neches and Orange waterfronts for the duration of the ILA strike was to be reached this afternoon by IT. S. Marshal John B. Ponder of Texarkana. The marshal was spending bis second day in the county Investi- gating the strike situation with ref- erence to reported violation by ILA ot antl-violenr'v injunc- tion orders issued three weeks ago by Federal Judge Randolph Bryant of Sherman. Ponder conferred with the sheriff's department, police and Texas rangers on duty here in con- nection with the strike. He went to Port Arthur Thursday and talk- ed with representatives of shipping Interests. "The Port Arthur situation seem- ed to be quiet enough the marshal reported. fie said it was reported to him from Orange that "everything there Is perfect Ponder was to confer with in- terested parties at I p. m. today at his office in the federal build- (Turn to Page S, Column 4.) and close at 7 p. m. The county has a voting strength of about but ballots cast Stpccuil to Ike BEAUMONT, Dec. est ballot ever voted In Jeffer- son county will be marked at the polls tomorrow. The ballot, two and a half Inches long and four Inches wide, resembles an oversized postage stamp and reads as fol- lows: OFFICIAL BALLOT "FOB legalising the sale of all liquors. "AGAINST legalizing the sale of all liquors." The voter will draw line through the proportion he op- leaving the marked. SUE KINNEY BELIEVED SHOWING IMPROVEMENT Miss Sue Klnney, although still unconscious after nearly nine days, has recovered to a point where at- tending physicians described her condition as 'Very good." Today the bed-ridden high school student moved about more than she has aince she was first Injured. Although attending doctors hesi- tated to make any predictions in regard 'to her coming out of the coma, one physician said that they were "looking for her to start clearing up shortly." Sensitiveness to pain, an Indica- tion of approaching consciousness, was more acute today. Respiration is normal and temperature Is 100 degrees, slightly above normal. An- tomorrow will number only a small fraction of that figure.' Estimates of the size of the vote- ranged from as low as 3000 to as high as 6000. Status Muddled Status of liquor in the county, which is technically dry but actual- ly wringing wet, admittedly is hi urgent need of the average voter either Is ignoring the election altogether or passing it off with a shrug. The county adopted local option Jan. 31, 1919, by a count of 1899 to 1108. Wets point to recent elections in support of the their contention that sentiment of the county is now decidedly against prohibition. Beer Legalized Jefferson voters in 1933 endorsed legalization of beer in Texas 8636 to 1900 and in the county, the latter issue put up for s -parate decision, 8503 to 2017. Last August, county voters went (Turn to Page 8, Column 8.) other spinal formed this was clear. puncture morning. The per- fluid TALMADGE WILL CALL DEMOCRATIC SESSION NEW YORK. Dec. 6 Eufrene Talmadge of Georgia an- nounced today a formal call for a democratic convention similar to "grass roots" meeting of the will be Issued within 10 The governor said that "John Henry Klrbjr of Houston. Tex_ and I win tame the call Jointly and we'n hold meeting In Atlanta aomeUme In AY- Be A Good Neighbor. clNWt B. gift on dhrtrtrt 17. How two for battle, pace 14 TOMORROW nefrr 0 Rtflirtom Alt Tbr Mnaltnit a Rlfrtey feature. llfcft W' MtitngfiMI PAYMENTS DROP In City Taxes Col- lected Here Joyce Campbell, city tax collec- tor, announced today that 446.35 in 1935 taxes have been col- lected through Dec. 5, represent- ing 25.88 per cent of the total taxes for the current year. This is slightly less than the total of tax payments for the same period in 1934 the percentage last year being 26.82 of the total for the year. Collections during October and November amounted to The total for the first five of December is In Port Arthur, many property owners paid half of their taxes before November under the split- year plan, and will be due the re- mainder in the second half. LEADER SLAIN WHEN TRAPPED IN FARMHOUSE Another Wounded And Third Is Found Dying ALL ARE ACCOUNTED FOR Officers Open Fire When Order Is Ignored WEATHERS, Okla., Dec. 6 Dan T. Heady, leader of a desper- ate band of O'Malley gangsters who broke from the Muskogee jail Tuesday, was slain, another mem- ber was wounded and a third was found dying on a mountainside near here today. Heady and his wounded compan- ion, Dewey Gilmore, of Dallas, Texas, a blaze of gunfire when they failed to heed officers' com- mands to surrender after they were trapped in a farmhouse. last of Gang Caught Leonard Short, Galena, Mo., the third man captured, was found critically ill about a mile and a half from the farmhouse. His cap- ture accounted for the last of the four gangsters who fled the jail. Russell Land Cooper was taken yesterday while walking along a road near Clayton. Don Garrett, fifth man in the break, but not a member of the O'Malley gang, was still at large. Wife Arraigned Heady and Gilmore were shot by a posse headed by Allen StanfieW, deputy U. S. marshal from Ada. and Sheriff Tom Jordan of Muskogee. At same time, Mrs. Dan T. Heady, of KansaT City, wife of the slain mobster, was arraigned In federal court at Muskogee on a charge of aiding in the break. She pleaded innocent. Officers said she visited Heady a few minutes before the latter produced a gun and liberated his companions on the mad dash for freedom and a sixth man, John Blackburn, Conover, Wis., who was slain during the break. FIGHT NEW DEAL Richest Men In U. S. Pledged To Defeat Roosevelt NEW YORK, Dec. 6 More than 1500 of the wealthiest and most powerful men of the country left a four-day convention today to use politics, propaganda and personal influence to defeat President Roosevelt next year. The Industrialists declared war on the New Deal and asserted an intention to enlist their stockhol- ders, employes and the general public. Closing the annual convention of the National Manufacturers' asso- ciation and the congress of indus- try last night, the executives of more than 1000 corporations adopt- ed a "platform for Industry." Wife Faces Jury Although 'William F. Peterson, charged with swindles amounting to more than has disap- peared, his genial wife, Mrs. Hilda M. Peterson (above) was brought to trial In New York City on charges of aiding and abetting him. It is alleged that she Induced her feminine acquaintances to Intrust money to his care. CHEST WORKERS MEET TONIGHT Teams Will Hear Campaign Plans At Solicitation teams of the Com- munity chest will meet for a short organization session today at m. in the auditorium of De 3ueen school. Seventh and De Queen. Emphasis was conference made that the be short, and that those who have other engage- ments could fill them in a short lime after the meeting opens. It is important that every or- FORMAL APOLOGY WASHINGTON. Dec. formal apology from Gov. Harry A Nice of Maryland for the ar- rest and alleged mistreatment of Ghaffar Djalai the Iranian 'Per- sian) minister, at Elkton. Md, more than a week ago was receiv- ed today by Secretary Hull and transm.tted to the envoy Simul- taneously, the (secretary of stair the regret of United States government over the InrtdMit LAVAL WINS VOTE PARIS, Dec Pierre won vote of confi- dence in tTip chamber of deputies today on program for dlwolution of fawirt and semi- military French organizations. RAPS VBW DEAL NEW YORK Dee Eugene of Georgia today denounced the New Deal an "a combination of the worst DRINKING PROHIBITED AT GAME TOMORROW Drinking during tomorrow's foot- ball game will be prohibited as it was last weekend. School Officer L. M. Mauldin announced today. "I wish to repeat this Mauldin said, "and at the same time express my appreciation of the co- operation given me in the game with Beaumont I think there was leas liquor around then than ever before, and we Intend to continue strict enforcement of the rule." ganization iresent at in the town have "council of teams declared Howard M. Smith, one of the co-chairmen of the executive committee of three. "A grave situation will face the city if we do not make provisions to care for the Smith de- clared. "Recent news dispatches from Washington indicate tbat federal relief will cease and that individual communities must work out their oWn salvation. "Texas is listed as one of the (Torn to Page t. Column 5.) NEW DEAL'S FARM PROGRAM DENOUNCED WASHINGTON Dec. 6   New farm program was de- nounced in a brief Tiled witn the supreme court by John W. today as a "fraud on the rights of taxpayers." MOOJfET TAKES CHARGE SAN FRANCISCO. Dor 6 with attorneys. J Mooney today took charpe of his own case at habeas corpus hearing, and called wife, Rena Mooney, to the stand first witness KNIFE USED IN FATAL STABBING IS FOUND BEAUMONT, Dec. 6 .-Believed to have been the weapon with which H. D. Brewton of Port Ar- thur was fatally stabbed at the Hollywood Inn at Nederland three weeks ago. a bone-handled, three- bladed pocket knife was found in the weeds near the inn last night by Deputy Sheriff T. G. Pool while he was investigating an automobile wreck. The knife had been miss- ing since the killing. The beam Of Pool's flashlight chanced to fall OB the weapon, which W. D. Ferry- man, proprietor of the inn, said resembled the knife used In the stabbing. Mrs. Blanche Brewton. wife of the slain man, is charged with his murder. AMMONIA FOUND IN DEAD GIRL'S VISCERA BEAUMONT, Dec. tion of the of the viscera of eight-year-old Gloria Wanda FaiK Beaumont child, who died suddenly at her home here last week, by the state laboratory at revealed the presence of ammonia, county health authori- ties were notified. Chemists were unable to determine If there was Fufflcient quantitv of ammonia to have caused death The child the daughter of Mr. and G. T. Fails of 1280 Madison The viscera sent to the labormtorv when here found n the little ACE DETECTIVE HOLDS DOOMED MAN INNOCENT Ellis Parker Investigate For U. S. Senator NEW Anonymous Letter New An gle In Mystery Case TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 6 Gov. Harold G. Hoffman said today that Ellis Parker, noted Burlingtoi county detective, was "under th definite impression that Haupt mann is not the man" responsibl for the Lindbergh kidnap-murder Hoffman said that Parker, wh is known for his solution of a score of baffling crime mysteries, ha been -called into the Lindberg case by Senator A. Harry Moore who was the state's chief executiv when the kidnaping occurred. "He's been working on it ever he said. "Gov. Moore wrote to Mr. Parker and asked him to inter- est himself in the Hoff- man said. "He personally is convinced Hauptmann is not the they do not have the right man. There is no official Investigation on his part. Park- er, from the very start, has been working on things that he thought would provide some defi- nite clew." The fact that Parker was quietly conducting an Investigation was revealed only yesterday, a few hours Hoffman disclosed that" lie? had paid a nocturnal visi to Hauptmann In his death house cell at state prison. The governor said he understood Parker attempted to Investigate the case along with the state police but was "blocked" in his efforts by the troopers. Those who were at Hopewell in the days Immediately following the kidnaping recalled that Parker present at the Lindbergh estate for several days and then left. Re- ports at that time had it that he and the chief investigating off! cials had not been in agreement The governor said he understood Parker "had never been given ac- cess to the state police records" in the kidnaping case. He said ha had not personally in- spired any independent investiga- tion but that a number of private groups were doing so. Representa- tives of these groups, which he did not name, had consulted with him, he said. Asked if he had the authority to anticipate that Hauptmann's case would come before the court cf (Torn to Page s, Column 2.) RAIN FORECAST Overcast Predicted For Saturday Overcast skies without any ap- preciable change in temperature will be the background for the important Port Arthur-San Jacinto gridiron struggle tomorrow, accord- ing to the forecast today by E. W Torrence. local weather observer. Forecast for tonight is cloudy with probable rains. Torrence said Rain predicted along the east coast tonight. Moderate to fresh southerly winds are also likely. Torrence predicted. The mildest temperature since the day before Thanksgiving was recorded yesterday. At that time a low of 56 degrees was experi- enced. Yesterday the mercury fluc- tuated within a range of six de- grees, from 62 degrees at 3 p. m. to 56 at midnight, Tor- rence said. 1000 Explosives Dropped On Dessye By Italian Planes Innocent? BRUNO HAUPTMANN WARNING GIVEN JAPS IN CHIN A U. S. And Britain Act in Jar Eastern Crisis- WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 Political observers today read into the simultaneous statements on Far Eastern matters by Secretary of State Cordell Hull and Foreign Sec- retary Sir Samuel Hoare of Great Britain veiled warnings to Japan to have a care lest she become th next objective of the world's peace machinery. Hull issued a forma! statement "in regard to the 'autonomy move- ment' in north China, and Japanese activities in relation thereto." Sir Samuel addressed the British house of commons in an unexpected speech that called at- tention fb Japan's military activi- ties in north China. Both statesmen stated belief that these activities constitute a threat to the world's peace, and both placed the Japanese government on Formal notice that these two pow- ers have vested rights and inter- ests, as well as treaty obligations, in China which must be respected. It was regarded as significant that Hull and Sir Samuel, acting independently, issued their warn- (Ttirn toPage 8, Column 1.) L. A. MEMBER HELD FOR CARRYING GUN rcial tc Thf czcs. BEAUMONT, Dec. Sey- mour, ILA member, was charged n county court-at-law today with carrying a pistol. He was arrested by police, who said they found he gun and a "nigger-shooter" on ils person. City officers revealed that In- lependent dock workers loading iron on a vessel docked at the foot f Pearl street Thursday wsre pep- pered with -ball bearings apparent- v slung from a "nigger-shooter." fone was injured. GIANT CLIPPER ENDS OCEAN MAIL FLIGHT ALAMEDA. Calif- Dec. 6 The trans-Pacific China Clipper seaplane swept down out of the iouds to end its inauirursl mail flight to Manila and return at 0 36 a. Pacific time today 12-36 p. m. C S. T 1. Many Killed And Hurt In Attack; Hospital Hit By Projectiles; Fire Is Returned War At A Glance planes bomb war headquarters and emperors palace, killing 12 persons and wounding 200. ADDIS planes start bombing all through north, presaging possible general offen- sive. Italians reported attacking along Takazze river. dispatches Indi- cate war about to reach decisive stage with both Italians and Eth- iopians prepared. attacks on Italian lines continue. to reject first French-British peace offer but to Invite further offer. hope for peace rises; Laval and Hoare to decide next step tomorrow. circles fear present peace efforts must fall be- cause no solution acceptable to Italy will be accepted by league members and Ethiopia. decision on peace efforts expected before Sunday night. (Copyright, 1985. by Associated Press WITH EMPEROR HAILE SE- LASSIE AT DESSYE, Dec. Italian war planes struck at peror Haile Selassie's headquar- ters today, bombing and machine gunning troops, civilians, the em- peror's palace, and hospital indis- criminately. The emperor himself fought against the attack which lasted 17 minutes while more than 1000 bombs were dropped and at least 12 persons were killed and 200 in- jured. The little, bearded man was talk- ing to Dedjazmatch (General) GENEVA, Dec. 6 league of nations received a vig- orously worded protest from the Ethiopian government today against an Italian bombardment at Dessye. The Ethiopian statement said It had been clear front the start of the war that Italy does not intend to risk the lives of Its own soldiers, but plans to de- stroy the Ethiopian people by mechanical means and by using native troops. Birru and a doctor named Zervos when the thunder of the nine bombing planes was heard. He calmly ordered his troops to scatter and began firing a nearby machine gun himself. His courage inspired others. Soon anti-aircraft guns, machine pins, and rifles were blazing all through Deesye at the roaring squadron of death overhead. Several Europeans, Including Red Cross nurse, a Belgian offi- cer, and a French war correspond- ent were wounded. The emperor's palace. In which he was not present, was struck by about 100 bombs. The American Seventh Day Ad- ventist hospital and a Red Cross ;ent were hit by projectiles. One (Turn to Page 12, Column L) Weather Report FORECAST- Clc.udv U rain Saturday, pertly rot much change in tetnpers- uiv Kast TVxas rain {v-tion and on eras-. colder northwest arid portions Saturday, partly cloudy. to fresh Jrolhcrly on the Ram. warnwr por- tion T-IIKM. Pa'.-urdiv rain por'ion and south on COMPARATIVE DATA 1935 MARKETS AT A GLANCE aol-THAMPTON. Dec 6   The U S delegation to the naval conference arrived on the S 8. Aquitanin The delegation )s headed by Xorwan (The hlgfc. low and rioctnc qpotatlom for tfce day are given m tketr inytUm order following tfce name of each Mock.) A, T. T. Atlantic Rfc. Z4V MS. Bendlx Av. Comet. Oil WS. Gen- Electric. Gen. JKotw B4H. Int. T. A T. 14. Kelvinator IS'.: Moat Ward. Murray Corp. P. Impowible to'diag- Pewwey Pet. J7H. MS, OH I4H. 14H: Radio IIS: Republic Steel Seam Rnetracft WV: Son. Pacific Sper- Tf Corp 1SH, 1SH: Slime A Wetwtor US, 13K: Corp IBS. Aircraft I'. S. 47H. Western rnton 71: 2Sn Etoc. Bond and Hhare 15V Gulf MS. Wi. Bonds mixed. Cork Mffber. ForeJm enrhance 1r- recnlar. Cotton qalet. ffagar lower. Coffee barely Wheat firm. Corn higher Cattle steady to maa. 10-IS lower. The following foreign esclrwnre are fnrnHhed through the of tfce Fttvt National hank: Enffamd, pound, France, franc, M: beijra, .14: tyMfo, pewetm. .it: Italy, Hre, W: Nor- 2 r m It 45 -20 U MOOMLY M 4 f TT, f TP p jn 1" r m 4 a fi T SI t; '1 70 1 mr-r-t f It. TIDE RECORD FOR TOMORROW IMPROVED J Mmr-n White, who has been id with at her nome in Griffing for days, was reported as resting well Urts afternoon. OBSERVATIONS M i Oh f fc I 1X1 44 4? way, Pewnarfc, kroner. Germany, "ft 41 r f4 "t t4   

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