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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - January 4, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma THE ADA WEEKLY NEWS VOLUME XXXIUADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1934 UP BY INJUNCTION Federal Court Grants Temporary Order; Hearing Set For January 15 FIVE FIRMS INVOLVED Contend Difference of Wage Scales Gives Competitors Unfair Advantage Si HARTFORD. Conn., Jan. 2—OB A temporary injunction restraining General Hugh S. Johnson, national recovery administrator, code authorities and United States officials from enforcing provisions of the coat and suit industry code against five Connecticut manufacturers has been granted by the U. S. district court. Issuance of the injunction was disclosed when the restraining order was served on l\ S. District Attorney Frank S. Berain, who was named as one of th* defendants. The order was issued pending a hearing Jan. 15 by Judge Edwin S. Thomas. The petitioners In affidavits filed with the court contended that they had suffered personal hardships as a result of alleged discrimination by the code authority, particularly in reference to minimum w’ages. The action was instituted last Friday by the Independent Cloak Company, Inc., Sokol Brothers, Inc., and Philip Scapelatti, all of New Britain; and the Parisian Garment company and the Iii 11-Right Garment Manufacturing company of Bridgeport. Order Cuts Wages The restraining order permits the five firms to pay less than the minimum wages prescribed in the j coat and suit code of fair competition and also enjoins its authorities from refusing to issue XRA Nelson Found With Skull Crushed Near Oakman Monday Night 41'rum Tiir*da>’* Daily) Fatal violence got off to an early start in the new' year through the fatal beating of S. E. “Si" Nelson, Indian, who w'as found on a road east of Oakman with his head crushed, apparently from the blows with a heavy weapon. Reuben Orphant, John Brown and Houston Stick, also Indians, were arrested about 4 o’clock Tuesday morning at Browm’s home President Says Hard Beginning Over, Reporting on Progress of Recovery ★ ★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ a (alf miles south of thr**e and Sasak wa. County officers reported finding a clawhammer, bloodstained and with the handle broken, and wen seeking other weapons believed to have been used. The slaying is believed to have occurred about 9:30 or IO o’clock j Monday night. It'took place about! a mile and a half east of Oakman, I less than a mile from Nelson’s! home.. Officers, when notified of the' finding of Nelson s body, began aj search for the three men who were arrested after they had been informed that Nelson had left his j home earlier in the evening with the trio. Officers reported finding bloodstains on the automobile at Brown's home and also on tile clothing of the men being ques-j tinned in an effort to secure fur-, ther information on the affair. Nelson’s body was found by a ■ farmer living near the scene of j the killing who, after bearing aj disturbance followed by silence after a car drove away, went to investigate. He found the body s where it had been laid across the j road so that any passerby could not fail to see it. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3—LB— The text of President Roosevelt’s address to a joint session of congress today follows: I come before you at the opening of the regular session of the 73rd congress, not to make requests for .special or detailed items of legislation; I come, rather, to counsel with you, who, like myself, have been selected to carry out a mandate of the whole people, in order that without partisanship you and I may cooperate to continue the restoration of our national well-being and, equally important, to build on the ruins of the past a new' structure designed better to meet the present problems of modern civilization. Such a structure includes not only the relations of industry and agriculture and finance to each other, but also the effect which all of these three have on our individual citizens and on the whole people as a nation. Now that we are definitely in the process of recovery, lines have been rightly drawn between those I to whom this recovery means a I return to old methods—and the (number of these people is small I—and those for whom recovery I means a reform of many old j methods, a permanent readjustment of many of our ways of I thinking and therefore of many of tour social and economic arrange-! ments. New Methods Necessary Civilization can not lo back: civilization must not stand still. We have undertaken new' methods. It is our task to perfect, to improve, to alter when necessary, but in all cases to go forward. To consolidate what w'e are doing, to make our economic and social Ife E PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (From    y*n    Dull.') While plans pleted for the petitioners. The code J Nelson, Indian slain east of labels to Uh authorities are also restrained from complaining to the national recovery administration. In their affidavits, the five firms asserted that the code authorities for their industry divided the country into western and eastern sections, providing a minimum of 40 cents for the western. They charged further that the code provided payment of the 4 0 cents minimum wage to learners or unskilled labor in the western area, but no such division wras made for th** eastern section. The manufacturers contend that Baltimore, Md., was placed in the western area and that as a result Connecticut manufacturers were subjected to unfair advantage in the New' York market. In issuing the restraining or-j d**r, Judge Thomas said his act-, ion was based on the affidavits accompanying the complaint. He pointed out that evidence Included in the affidavits may be re-, futed at the hearing January IS. The manufacturers iii •heir complaint argued that the code for their industry amounts to “an unlawful interference with the processor manufacturing and interstate commerce contrar> to the constitution of tin* Fulled States." Division of the country was assailed in the complaint as “arbitrary, capricious, unreasonable and without foundation in fact or la law.’’ The manufacturers assert cd further that it constituted a “confiscation of property without due process of law', a deprivation of liberty of cir.rapt. and unaIwfuI discrimination between citizens of the United States. were ueing com-burial of S. F. who was found Oakman Monday human welfare has not and does not. increase structure capable of dealing with j mere materialism and luxury, modern life is the joint task of (that it does piogiens through in-the legislative, tile judicial, and tegrity, unselfishness, responsive executive branches.    bility and justice. Without regard to party, the In the past few months, as a overwhelming majority of our|result ot our action, we have depeople seek a greater opportunity j manded of many citizens that surrender certain increased lationships: but through I this in exchange but they licenses to do as w’e have asked for the protection which the state can give against exploitation by their fellow men or by combinations of their fellow men. < ongiatulates (digress I congratulate this congress upon the courage, the earnestness and the efficiency with which you sion. It was your fine understanding of the national problem that furnished the example which the country has so splendidly followed. I venture to say that the task confronting the first congress of 1789 wras no greater than your own. I shall not attempt to set fortli either the many phases of the crisis which wre experienced last March, nor the many measures which you and I undertook during the special session that wre might initiate recovery and reform. It is sufficient that I should speak in broad terms of the results of our common counsel. The credit of the government has been fortified by drastic reduction in the cost of its permanent agencies through the economy act. Financial Situation With the two-fold purpose of strengthening the w’hole financial structure and of arriving eventually at a medium of exchange which will have over the years less variable purchasing and debt paying pow’er for our people than that of the past, I have used the authority granted me to purchase all American produced gold and silver and to buy additional gold in the wrorld markets. Careful investigation and constant study prove that in the matter of foreign exchange rates, certain of our sister nations find themselves so handicapped by internal and other conditions that they feel unable at this time to enter into stabilization discussions based on permanent and worldwide objectives. The overwhelming majority of the banks, both national and state, which reopened last spirng, are in sound condition and have been brought within the protection of federal insurance. In the case of those banks which were not Act Applies to Sums Up to $2,500; Will Be Extended To $10,000 in July WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—LB— A blanket of federal insurance for all bank deposits up to $2,500 today w'as proclaimed in Affect for all except three per cent of the nation’s Dank depositors, drawing word from President Roosevelt that this should result in “renewed faith." The action was declared consummated less than ten months after the close of an epoch-mark ing banking holiday that saw the doors of every such institution from coast to coast locked shut. Walter J. Cummings, chairman of the federal deposit insurance corporation, who plans to leave his post shortly, reported fo the president that only one per cent or 141 of the banks were found ineligible. In all, 13,423 banks sured. Extending until LIST OF FLOOD TO HICO LEVEL Search in Devastated California Area Reveals Enormous Destruction DEUTH LIST GROWS Believed Seventy-three May Have Lost Lives in Raging Torrents applying were July in-1, 1934 in its present form, the insurance will then be increased to cover in full deposits of up to $10,000, with partial insurance for much larger accounts. All national banks and members of the federal reserve system automatically come under the insurance, but state banks were re-jquired to meet strict standards. The RPC advanced many millions to these institutions to aid the meeting of requirements. Reporting the insurance col‘|rose LOS ANGELES, Jan. The revised death list in the Los Angeles flood of Sunday showed 31 dead today, with 23 bodies identified. The dead: Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Moore and daughter, Martha, 7, San Gabriel. Sherman and Toots Hubbard, brother and sister, Wiliimington, drowned with the Moores when their automobile plunged through a broken bridge. MRS. DOROTHY CARTER, Monterey Park. MARILYN GHOSLIN, 4, Glendale. MRS. MYRTLE ADAMS, Montrose. ELWOOD PLUMB, 55, Long Beach. CLYDE DOWELL, CWA worker, Tujunga. F It A N K GEREGHTY, North Hollywood. MRS. RUTH X. REIHL, Mont- 45, poration has $327,000,000 of available funds through subscriptions by the government and the federal reserve banks and ! through assessments, Cummings I said he felt the move would be j “of incalculable value in restor-»ing public confidence” and the expansion of credit. Replying to his report, Mr. I Roosevelt congratulated Cuai- perinitted to reopen, nearly 600 million dollars of frozen deposits I nnngs upon accomplishing in a for humanity to prosper and find    <    # They recognize that J they pleased in their business re-1 met the crisis at the special ses night, officers were pushing an j Investigation of the affair before j filing of charges. Houston Stick, John Brown and i Reuben Orphant are being ques- j tioned. They are known to have left the Nelson home in company • with the man who was later found j in a road with his head crushed j for the‘and cut. County officers this morning j reported finding of a double-bitted | axe near the scene of the killing, j The axe was bloodstained. Tile I searchers were looking for such a j weapon as could inflict the wounds which proved fatal to Nelson. Nelson is to he buried at the Indian cemetery at Steedman, I Keith Funeral Home in charge He is survived by his widow, three . v . I .     i    _ v I    g happiness. are being restored to the deposi-(Continued on Page 8, No. I) NICKE01 WILL 'FLIPPIN AND PAL PRESENT BILL Would Require Home Mortgage Holders to Accept Bonds STILL AT LARGE sons, three daughters and a broth cr, Cornelius Nelson. He was 4 8 years of age. T WASHINGTON. Jan. 2.—</B-*-\ bill to require holders of mortgages on homes either to accept' Home Owners Loan corporation bonds in payment or submit to a j 5-year foreclosure moratorium will be introduced in the first ession of congress tomorrow by Rep. McKeown (D-Okla). McKeown .'aid today he had discussed the bill with corporation officials and they had told “immensely I provide t him it would be Underhill Said to Have Purchased Truck Here Under Name of Patton TAKI DRIVER L •I (Fro*    Daily) Ed Stuart, taxicab driver, reported from Tupelo last night that he had been robbed of money and his automobile after being forced to drive by two men as far as Tupelo on Highway 19. Answering a call about midnight, he drove to 714 east Tenth, where the hijack* :> “stuck him him up" with a gun and told to drive south on Mississippi. At Tupelo they took about $12 and the automobile, left Stuart there and started back toward Ada. Stuart called in to Ada at 1:40 o'clock to report the robbery, describing one of the robbers as medium in size, dark of complexion and with a crippled left hand. 4c----- BOOTLEG.EK KING SUED FOK TW ES CHICAGO, Dec. 29—LB- Terry Druggan. one time beer bootlegger and a habitual truant from jail cells, was sued for $600,000 toy the United States government today. Druggan now is serving a federal prison term at Atlanta for violating income tax laws. The government started suit today to collect $267,702.54 in back income taxes for 1922, 1923. and 1924, plus $100,000 or more interest. I Allen Stanfield, deputy United States marshal, Monday located here the truck identified as that . used recently in an attempt to j rot) u bank at Harrah, in whic.i j Wisher Underhill, noted outlaw now in a Shawnee hospital badly I wounded, is alleged to have participated. Underhill is said by Stanf old j to have bought the truck, a Ford. “ere. paying $375 down and usually “Bd Patton,” living; Fifth street Imre. Ralph Rowe, wounded in the same volley of bullets In which! Underhill    was    injured    so    badly! that he was captured, has been' identified    as the man    who, tire; night following the Harrah incH d*nt, was driving the truck fiev-j era! miles south of Ada. A local; mechanic    was    called to a    point south of    Ada    to g^t    the    truck* started, and has identified How c l as the man who paid him for hisl J nere, p EU inc: the I 0,1 ,.E; I I 'A I I ! j helpful.” I The measure would that any holder of a mortgage on an urban or rural home w'ould be , required to establish in court Dither that the property in question was being wastefully dissipated or that the owner actually i had money to pay ’ais debt and | was wilfully refusing to do so. McKeown said the refusal of {mortgage holders to accept coi-poration bonds was iii a larg*‘ pie ami re d e feat i n g t he o rg a ti i za -; lion’s whole program. “Of course, in this hill be run immediately into tilt' question **t constitutionality," the Oklahoman added. “However, since these I bonds are instrumentalities of 'government I believe a man refuging to accept them necessarily would forfeit any right to special • protection in court. Any refusal to accept them is a direct iroto the whole recovery FORT SMITH, Ark., Jan. 3 LB Floyd Flippin, young Arkansas-|Oklahoma gunman, wanted in con-1 nection with a series of kidnap-ings and robberies along the stat** line, remained at large today, together with a second gunman, unidentified. j The pair’s woman companion, Mrs. Veda Miller, Colcord, was slain in a New' Year’s night raid at Panama, Okla., in which Flippin and his fellow gunman escaped after officers’ ammunition was exhausted. < Before she was shot, Mrs, Miller had manned one of the two machineguns of the fugitives, while the trio held off raiding of-; ficers. Meanwhile, Flippin’s wife, and Skippy Rader, brother-in-iaw’ of Flippin, were released from jail at Poteau, Okla., where they had been taken for question in nection with tile raid. few months “with complete success a gigantic task which the pessimists said could not possibly be done before January I,” Liquid Condition When Closed, Deposits Transferred to Local Bank Holders of Options Signing As They Are Notified Office Ready The First .State Bank ceased to exist with the business Saturday night, posits were transferred of Roff close of The de-to the notified that they; First National Bank of Ada, which will carry on the business for the customers of the former bank. The Roff institution closed with the unusual distinction of having more cash on hand than the sum of th*' deposits. It has been maintained in a liquid con-! dition for .several months. At the close the assets w'ere enough to1 pay all depositors, return to the stockholders the par value of the Temperature Drop nies Rainfall Which Began During Night II'ruin Wednesday’* Daily) pediment program.’ OUSTED SUIT HELD UP services. Underhill title papers ♦ r officers, the OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 3—LB — Action on a suit seeking suspension of District Judge Mark L. | Bozarth, of Okmulgee county, was last night gave the delayed today pending word as to to Stanfield and of h-1 whether the veteran jurist inure papers bearing j tends to resign. Winter has reappeared in Ada, bringing with it rain and colder weather that is expected to become more uncomfortable by tonight. Rain began falling lightly Tuesday night, and was accompanied for a time by lightning. Later in the night there were some hard showers and enough moisture fell during today to bring the recorded rainfall to 1.50 of an inch by I o’clock. Spring brook west of Ada was con-1 stock and leave a sum to be di-1 vided as earned dividends. The Roff merchants and other business interests, as well as farmers and others carrying bank accounts, arc making arrangements to do their banking business in Ada. With the good road between the two towns, with train and bus service every few hours, the inconvenience to the Accompt)-; financial community of Roff will not he felt as it would have been u few years ago, those w'ho have studied the trend in finance state. This leaves only three banks in the county, the First National and Oklahoma State in Ada, and th** First State in Stonewall. There have been as many as fif- j teen or sixteen. Producers Of “Hot” Oil Pay Up Royalties Farmers could come in and sign receipts for four-cents a pound loans onjniISMtmer* cotton held by the government! on which they have options were! coming in Saturday to the __ of J. B. Hill, county agent, in response. As rapidly as supplies are prepared, cards are being mailed out to the option-holding farmers notifying them to call at Hill’s office. Hill expects to have these cards going out at a rate of 150j to 200 a day this week. To participate iii the four-cent! loan, a farmer holding an option | must agree    to cooperate    in the! government's cotton control pro-! gram for the coming two years, j A few are expected to call sales on their optioned cotton, after which    they    are    not    obligated to take    part    in    the    control program. However, they can do so voluntarily if they prefer. lf, after the present loan on the optioned cotton has bet a made at a    rate    of    $20    to the 500-pound bale, the price of cotton continues to rise, another loan may become available to the holders of the options. The first six cents value Of each pound is represented in the cash payment to the farmer when he accepted a part of the cotton acreage reduction plan last summer. Oklahoma iii Line OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 2.— Oklahoma had 184 state banks as members or the federal deposit insurance corporation today with the new' federal law for guaranteeing deposits of $2,500 and iess in effect. All national banks in the jtite automatically became members of the FDIC, and only one state bank which applied failed to attain the necessary rating, said W. J. Barnett, state bank com-Of 22 other banks which did not apply, eignt are in voluntary liquidation and *14 office Iare °Peratiu& independently. Barrett said 12 moratorium banks also will continue in operation. I Barnett hailed tire acceptance |of 184 of 185 state banks applying for FDIC membership as retting a national record. He pointed out that strict requirements of the FDIC, which led to a thorough examination of each bank applicant by federal examiners, “certified the soundness ot our banks.” Two banks at Lindsay merged Monday. They were the Lindsay State Bank and the American Exchange Bank of Lindsay, which will operate under the latter name. J. C. Finch, president of the* American Exchange, heads the combined institution, Bartlett announced, and R. A. McMurray, cashier of the Lindsay state, will occupy a like position in the new bank. OKLAHOMA A check for CITY, Jan. $52,988.54, 3— LB repre senting Oklahoma City’s share of royalty on alleged “hot” oil pro- name, Ed Patton. A winch installed on the truck to aid in lifting heavy sales was bought in Oklahoma City, Stanfield said. Meanwhile Gov. Murray, who yesterday instructed Attorney General J. Berry King to start the proceedings against Bozarth because of the latter’s conviction on .reported this morning to be nearly truced from municipal property, out of its banks. The downward march of the temperature began during this morning and by afternoon brought predictions of freezing weather by night. na nu SELECTING STITT Direct Relief Halted Until New Supervisor Completes Organization MRS. MARGARET SMITH, La Crescenta. CHESTER HERRERA, 12, Los Angeles. CLARK HARMON, Montrose. SAM WILSON, IO, Montrose. — WILSON, 12, a brother. BETTY LORRAINE KLAAS, IO, Montrose. MRS. VERA KAHN, 40, La Crescenta. HOMER HIGLEY, 28, Montrose. WINSTON DOTY, 20, Venice. WESTON DOTY, 20, Venice, twin brother of Winston. SA MCARTER, 70, Van Nuys. Three unidentified men, two unidentified women, three unidentified girls, two unidentified youths. With the exception of Carter all of the bodies were found in the Glendale-Montrose district, where the storm reached its height. The following persons were reported missing. Joan McDonald, 6, Los Angeles. Edith Warfield, 6, Montrose. Charles Warfield, 15, brother of Edith. Mrs. E. H. Higley, Montrose. Mrs. Etta Thomas, Monti one. Virginia Pulliam, Los Angeles. Phyllis Brooks, Los Angeles. Wendell Farr, San Fernando. Mr. and Mrs. J. Stanley Jackson. Glendale. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kniffin, Montrose. Martha Gray, La Crescenta. George R. L. Young, Montrose. Ida Hamilton, Montrose. Peggy Hamilton, 15, twin sister of Ida. May Hamilton, Ii. sister of Ida and Peggy. W. R. Scully and wife, Jennie, Montrose. Mrs. Clark Harmon, Montrose. Lorraine Nescher, 25, Highland Mrs. Ella L. McLean, 60, Montrose. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. McKenzie and their son, Lawrence Dunlap, Flintridge school for boys. Harry Wilson, 2, Montrose. Clara Horowitz, 21, Los Angeles. Melvin Belois, Glendale. Georgia Hollis, Glendale. Richard Bromuret, age 2, Glendale. Gladys Fisher, 22, Glendale. Mrs. Hannah It. McAUiger, Glendale. Thomas Cook, Montrose. W. a. Lennon, Montrose, and four children, Bernie, Kenneth, Allen and Marie. At Harrah, the safe fell1 a charge of receiving double sal- through a wooden floor, breaking the chain which was being used in an attempt to get it to a truck for removal. Tie part of the chain that was broken off was checked last night with the end of a broken chain on the truck found here and the broken ends matched. — Watch Out—Dangerous GALESBURG. III.—George Hed-rix. 40. a butcher, suffered a fractured leg when he caught his foot in the brass rail of a bar in a club. ary warrants, explained his order should not be constructed as an ouster action. His instructions, he said, called merely for a writ of prohibition “to prevent him from sitting as judge in the trial of other cases while he is under a criminal conviction." Ouster proceedings, he added, may not he started unless the criminal court of appeals affirms the judge’s conviction. He was fined $300. J. C. Collier returned Tuesday from a business trip to Little Rock, Ark. County Clerk's Office Reports 1933 Busy Year Milton Garner, county clerk, has finished checking up on the business transacted in his office during 1933 and finds that the income from fees was slightly more than the salaries of himself and deputies and the amount allowed his office for supplies. During the year his office recorded 3,751 real estate transfers and 5,826 chattel mortuages. The total of fees collected during the 12 months by the county clerk’s office was $6,-770.CO. was received today by the city treasurer. The identity of the company or companies admitting the production and the number of wells involved were withheld by order of the city council. Howard E. Cole, an accountant, (uncovered the unpaid royalties. (He recovered a total of $70,651.-|38, and was paid $17,662.84 by the city for his work, it was revealed. F. G. Baker, city auditor, said the payment was in the form of .a cashier's check written on the First National bank of Enid. No Two-Gun Men in Harlan HARLAN, Ky.—1There will be no two-gun deputies in Harlan county while Theodore Middleton is sheriff. After his induction into office yesterday, Sheriff Middleton instructed his newly appointed deputies to carry only one gun apiece and keep them concealed. MCALESTER, Jan. 3.—LB— Elaborate furnishings of the beautiful Blue Lodge room of the $1,000,000 Masonic Consistory here were ruined by fire early today. Temple officials believed a carelessly tossed cigarette may have started the fire, which was discovered about 2:30 a.DL by Miss Julia Dainwood, superintendent of Albert Pike hospital. Smoke pouring through a tunnel connecting the Consistory and the hospital brought the alarm. No official estimate of the damage was available, but ti e furnishings of the Blue Lodge room alone were estimated worth $5,000. Smoke damaged the entire building, but fire-proof walls and doors kept 'he flames from spreading. Prof. Irving Fisher s list of men who know the real meaning of mdhey fails to include one important member—the family man without a job. Relief work through the office at the courthouse has been temporarily discontinued while Miss Rocia Dority, recently appointed county supervisor of social work, completes selection of her staft and prepares to take up active administration of relief work. No grocery orders are being given out now' and further direct relief activities will wait until Miss Dority has completed plans for conducting her program. Miss Dority hopes to nave her organization completed by the end of the wreek and to be able at that time to outline in considerable detail the nature and methods or relief work to be handled through her office. She is receiving a number of applicants for places on her staff and is rapidly completing selection of those with whom she will conduct the w'ork. The supercisor is experienced in social work and was engaged in that profession at Tulsa when she was appointed to head the Pontotoc county office. Greater returns for the amount invested — News Classified Ads. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2—LB— Debris strewn sections of southern Califorina were being searched today as Los Angeles and its environs sought to count the toll of death and destruction in the greatest rainstorm and flood in its history. Thirty-four, bodies were reported recovered in disaster areas, twenty-three being identified. In addition there were seven persons killed in automobile accidents resulting from the storm.. A list of 32 missing was reported. That would indicate a probable death list, including automobile fatalities, of 73, but the bodies not yet identified may be those of missing persons and other supposed victims may be found safe. Property damage, it wras estimated, would run into the millions of dollars. The most chaotic conditions w’ere in the foothills of the La Crescenta-Montrose area, back of the city of Glendale, in which a forest fire several wreeks ago denuded the watershed. Scores of houses w'ere torn away by torrents that crashed down the arroyos. Many automo-Continued on Page 5, No. I) ;