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Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - May 31, 1934, Ada, Oklahoma THE ADA WEEKLY NEWS VOLUME XXXIVADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1934 NUMBER 9 TI IENCE Davis States Position of Admi-stration at Geneva Disarmament Conference ARMS QUESTION RAISED United States Takes Stand Against Unrestricted Arms Traffic ROME, Ga., May 29--UP>—The conscience that prodded Thomas P. Carden for IG years has caused him at last to confess killing a soldier at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.— for which crime Bort Long is serving a life sentence. Federal Jud^e E, Marvin l’n-derwood announced Carden had admitted killing Charles L. Earle on February 24, 1918. After telling his story to the judge, Carden said “my conscience has hurt me. I cannot bear to think longer of Long serving time for a crime that he did not commit.” Steps will be taken to obtain a pardon for Long. GENEVA. May 29—LD — The United States offered the world assistance in the reduction and control of armaments today and Soviet Russia advocated the complete abolition of armaments in proposals made before the international disarmament conference. The American suggestions w* re made by Norman H. Davis, United States ambassador-at-large. The Russian proposal was made by Maxim Litvinoff, foreign commissar for the Soviet Union. Litvinoff proposed that the conference be made a permanent body to safeguard the security of all nations and safeguard peace. He said that the conference now faced the problem of whether it would continue or collapse. He said he believed that the present non-reconciliation of divergent opinion made it impossible to find a solution of the problem of disarmament and declared: “Armed peace is only an mistic—it is a negation of basic principle of the Kellogg ti-war pact.” Then he suggested complete nunciation of armaments. The Soviet officials painted the world as seeking goals of national policies and as sometimes undertaking hostilities within the borders of neighboring states. In suggestion that the conferences he made a “permanent conference of peace” he warned the warld that this machinery is necessary because there are dangers of a bloody war “or rather a series of wars which include all continents and all humanity.” He suggested: “This transformed organ should have as its goal the prevention of war and consolidation of security. It should reply immediately within the measures of its forces to S. O. S. calls from menaced states which should be helped materially, economically, financially, or otherwise.” President States Future Plans May Be Changed As Occasion Demands HOUSE DEBATES SILVER Senate Speeds Cuban Treaty; World Court Approval Goes Over Again WASHINGTON, Instead of taking the rest of the worked overtime May GO.—f^P) a holiday with city, congress today and at President Roosevelt Leads in Paying Homage of Nation Today On (By The Associated Press) the once blood drenched the end had something to show for it in house progress of the silver bill and senate committee approval for the new Cuban treaty. Senators who pass on foreign relations, however, put off until next session any decision on world court adherence. Before receiving the French RETRIBUTION OVERTAKES ELUSIVE BANDIT PAIR battlefield of Gettysburg, Prest-1 transatlantic fliers and then dedent Roosevelt leads the nation^ | parting fflr his Gettysburg speech. President Roosevelt talked ar- the an- re- GENEVA, May 29.—UP)—Nor-, man H. Davis, American ambas-1 sador-at-large. told the nations of the world today that the United* States is willing to join them “in a substantial and proportionate reduction of naval tonnage” and is likewise willing ic join on international agreement regulatingf sales of war materials. His deciarations wert* made at the opening of the international, disarmament congress, attended! by representatives of the leading powers.    I His statement regarding navaU reductions were anticipatory of the great naval conference of 1935 which will se« k to supplement the present naval ;.gree-nient by which Great Britain, the United States aud .la.en are armed at sea on a 5-5-:; ratio. Ambassador Davis announced that the United States is willing to work out by an internal tonal agreement n effective eyst< in for the regulation of tile manufacture and sales of arms and ammunition. American Position Slated Alter quoting from President Roosevelt's message to congress concerning the traffic in amis,) Davis declared: “The people of tile United States are aroused at tin evils which are being revealed in tie* production of the traffic in tti** munitions of war. “The American gov rumen! is, ready to join any an a:-are for surpassing this evil and is prepared to negotiate in connection with a disarmament treaty that! would deal drastically with this, problem.” The American urged the conference to go buck to the British! draft of a convention made last June 8 which accepted all na-* lions, including Germany, the basis for a future convention. He added his hope that Germany will see its way clear to resume’ disarmament negotiations with the other powers.    • The British draft allotted Germany an army of 200,000 men-Answering the question, “whither are we going?” Davis expressed the conviction that the problem of disarmament was susceptible lo a practical solution. “It is remarkable,” lie said, “the considerable measure of accord that has actually been reached vrtlh respect to the ttconical aspect of armaments aud the kind of a disarm Ament convention that would be affective. “It is the view' of the American government that a compensatory advantage (in security) would be in fact obtainable from a mutual reduction and limitation of armament s.*• homage today to its soldier dead. The president, arranging to leave his busy desk around midday for that Civil war meeting ground, will stand as the first democratic chief executive to speak at the cemetery which marks where the greatest thrust of the Confederacy met the stone wall of Meade's blue-clad ranks. Throughout the nation—including those states that commemorate their heroes on April 26— banks and public buildings were closed. In Washington, however, a1-, though the executive branch ob-1 served a holiday, both houses of congress rejected talk of recess in order to carry on the drive; for adjournment. Hundreds of ceremonies of tribute, jxirades and the placing, of wreaths, were arranged throughout the nation. The gleaming white marble sepulcher of the Unknown Soldier in the national capital marked one focal point of these ceremonies. There the blue of the Grand Array of the Republic, the gray of the Confederacy, and the khaki of the World war will mingle. President Roosevelt, before leaving the capital, received word from King Leopold III of Belgium, that America’s dead lying in that country were not for ten and that flowers would placed on their graves. I Clyde Barrow went to his death grabbing for a sawed-off shotgun, but before he could bring his weapon into play effectively he went down with approximately 60 bullet wounds in his body. This oicture shows him being taken from the death car. OF TETANUS MONDAY (From \V»*ilnt'-da.v\ l»ail.>) Lon D. Brandon, 410 East Tenth, died at a local hospital Monday evening at 7 o'clock at the age of 61. Tetanus resulting from an infection in a mashed finger was given as the cause of death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the chapel of tire Criswell Funeral Home burial in Memorial Park. Mr. Brandon, for most of his 35 years residence in Pontotoc county a farmer and lately a sand and gravel contractor, was widely known over the country. He came to Oklahoma from Tennessee. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Berline Brandon; three daughters, Mrs. Ina Hoosier, Mrs. Eva Tiner, Mrs. Loraine Mavis, and seven sons, Luther, Arthur, Oscar, Theodore, Cullin, L. D. jr. and O. B. Brandon. Efforts Being Made to Head Fugitives in North Part of State HEADED FOR OSAGE 1 Change Cars Frequently on Road; One Kidnap Victim Missing over I the war debts situation again with Secretary Hull. The effect of a new British suggestion as to payment was under consideration. It was asserted at the White Announces House that Mr. Roosevelt, in I touch with threats of steel and j textile strikes, Teels encourage-; • ment from meditation attempts; to (late. He signed an order ex-, > tending indefinitely the ! code in revised form. He gave notice in press NEW STEEL CODE; lances Plan For Government Supervision of Employes’ Elections WASHINGTON, May GO.—I steel Approving indefinite extension of I a revised steel code today, Prest- J con-jdent Roosevelt acted to stem the; threat of strikes in the industry by arranging for employe elect- j ions in the steel mills. I The president's executive order contained    a statement, not a condition to his approval of j the code, that to provide free I exercise of the collective bargaining rights of employes “I w.ill: undertake promptly to provide as ; the occasion may demand, for j «    ,    . «    ,,    , the election by    employes iii each the newly proposed    legislation    I    industrial unit    of representatives carrying out    a    natoinal    housing    0f tjiejr own    choosing for the ference that his future plans are very mobile, which was taken to mean that he is ready to stav at it with congress until his program is completed. Referring to his long planned sea voyage to Hawaii, he noted that no definite date has been fixed. He has planned all along i to leave toward the end of June. He emphasized that he wants FIVE WEEKS YEE Candidates Doing Best to Arouse Interest, Collect Adherents Five weeks from today the lid goes off of the political turmoil that has been getting up steam with the GUTHRIE, May 28.— UP> — Three heavily armed prisoners who escaped from the Grayson county jail at Sherman, Texas, Sunday after slugging a jailer were making a wild ride for free-doom across Oklahoma today after kidnaping two men in this state. While speeding between Ardmore and Turner Falls this morning, the fugitives encountered Robert Jones, of Dallas, who was en route to Wynnewood, Okla., to visit relatives. Jones had stopped to buy some tire glue, and the fugitives abandoned their car and took Jones', holding him as hostage. At a point two miles north of Guthrie, in central Oklahoma, Jones’ new car heated up and the fugitives stopped another motorist, taking his automobile, with yellow body and bearing a green more I front license and a yellow rear with him kid way. tele- offi- program. Silver Debate Limited Lihiiting the silver debate to four hours, the house met an hour earlier than usual *o expedite action. The bill contains the administration demanded provision for a fifty per cent tax* on the profits on silver transactions made since May lo, 1934. The senate measure does not ot-1 provide the levy, which Secretary be Moruenthau said would return : $25,000,000 to the treasury and Contrasting with the solemnity induced by tribute to the dead, many Americans celebrated lite day in outdoor sports, The 500-mile automobile speed classic at Indianapolis, claimed thousands. GINNERS ASA FOR NHASFD RAIF at the same time allow silver 1 holders a reasonable profit. The measure declares the policy of tile United States to be to increase the proportion of silver I to gold in its monetary stocks to one-fourth silver and three-fourths gold. It was estimated ! that the purchase of 1,300,000,-j OOO ounces will he necessary to I reach this basis. Republicans led by Represent-! ative Treadway of Massachusetts, . ranking member of the ways and « means committeeT while not attacking the merits of the pro-1 po so I, claimed that too little consideration had been given it. purpose of collective bargaining aud other mutual aid and protection, under the supervision of an appropriate governmental agency and in accordance with suitable rules and regulations.” The action struck directly at the chief complaint behind the strike threat. Simultaneously the president announced he had directed the federal trade commission and*    —--- XRA to make a joint study of services Last Sunday But Many the operation of tile basing point system of establishing prices to Living by the gun, Bonnie went to a violent death by the same route with her hand-picked partner in murder and banditry. Like Clyde, she grabbed for a gun; like Clyde she went down with half a hundred bullet wounds. Above she is being taken from the car in which she took her last ride. license. After shaking hands Jones, the fugitives warned not to make a report of the naping and let him go his He reached a roadside phone and notified Guthrie eels, who iii turn notified police at Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita, Ponca City, Perry and other points. Roads were blockaded throughout central Oklahoma and in southern Kansas. One of the outlaws exchanged clothes with Jones at the time t T OKLAHOMA CITY, May 29.— UP)—Members of the state cotton ginners organization today based their hopes of future prosperity upon their request to the agricultural adjustment administration for a maximum ginning rate of 4 5 cents a hundred, when the rates are set following public hearings in September. The request was filed at a meeting yesterday, which determined not tc\ protest Hie proposed replacement by the AAA of the state corporation commission as the ruling power over the Oklahoma industry. A recent state meeting of ginners had advocated such a protest. The action was passed, said I Harry V. Hallie, secretary of the state association, -In the "‘^(property of two American diplo- HAVANA, new treaty May with (.Th 29. — the States “whereby it will be sible to abrogate the Platt endment in the near future” the process of preparation, member of the Cuban cabinet said today. see whether it resulted in artificial disadvantages to consumers or encouraged price fixing. He prefaced this with Hie declaration that “conditions of economic emergency make necessary the retention in modified form of the multiple basing point system adopted in the original code.” Effective June 11 By the order, the code will become effective June ll, the old code being extended to that date to allow the industry time to institute! changes made. I The new code vastly extends i the number of basing points and | for the first time provides for an administration veto over acts of 'the code authority—a stipulation included in all other codes. All provision for fixing minimum prices or “cost recovery” A’prices were knocked out. United Allowance for water, truck or p0S. other transportation rates was am- established by providing for dif-is in ferentials under all-rail rates. ;ij Any steel mill will be allowed to meet immediately a lower price posted* by a competitor, Also H onor Soldier Dead Today This announcement came iter attacks against the lives af- and information we have had Washington.” The present ginning rate flat 20 cents per hundred. ISI CLOUDS I is a TITLES, BOSBY SAYS OKLAHOMA CITY, May 29.— (,P)—Justice Orel Busby, in a dissenting supreme court opinion, said today a recent majority ruling by the court, taking title to land from a farm couple who bad held it for 12 years, “will cast a cloud on thousands of titles in this state.” The case was that won two weeks ago by Kenneth Lee and Maxine Banes, minors, taking from Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Seal two-thirds of their interest in a 5-acre tract southeast of here with two producing oil wells on it. It had been sold 12 years ago by the motlier of the Banes children. The main contention of Hie Banes family was that notice of sale "was served on the minors by mail rather than in person. Justice Busby said, however, he did not believe “purchasers in good faith for value should be divested of their property by reason of a technical distinction in the .manner of service which could ihave made nu distinct difference. mats had created widespread tension and caused the government to launch a drive on terrorism. The Platt amendment, placed) in Cuba's constitution after the' Spanish-American war, gives tile J United States the right to inter-j advene if she deems it necessary.] It has long been attacked by Cubans. Homes of ambassador without giving ten days notice as previously required. But lie still must give that notice on an original price posting. The eight hour day was estab-j lished unconditionally for the entire industry as a flat maximum.1 Tile average 40 hour wef*k of« as many as six days was continu- Memorial Day dawned bright and clear in Ada today and the flags on downtown streets moved gently in tile mild breeze as they displayed Hie colors of the nation which today is honoring its soldier dead. Memorial services ware held here on Sunday in order that more people might attend. A program was hold at Rosedale cemetery, .speakers paying tribute to the men who fought, some of them giving their lives in battle, others surviving to years of useful citizenship. Graves of veterans in Rosedale and Memorial Park were decorated. However, a number of graves were again decorated today as loving hands placed flowers in memory of those who have passed on. A number of offices were closed in Ada today in observance of Hie occasion. County offices were silent and the local banks closed for the day. DERN URGES* LAROE Favors State System But Without Putting State in Debt For It passing weeks, for j jon July 3 will come the first pri-imary in winch Oklahoma’s army I of state and county candidates (Will be sadly depleted, j Before that date arrives, however, must come the registration 'period, beginning June 13 and .ending June 22. J This will be of importance in j Ada because of addition of four j precincts to the city's divisions, making necessary re-registration (for the people in those new precincts and also in some other ar-jeas shifted to divisions different ; to those they have been part of. j he was kidnaped. I    Some    of    the    candidates    are    in * The identity of tile second kid- •    need    of    their    “second    breath”    aft-', nap victim was'not learned im mediately. Jones was not allowed to converse with this man. Headed Toward Osage Hills Sheriff Milo Beck, leading searching posse from Guthrie, telephoned that the fugitives’ car, a yellow Chrysler coupe, bearing “only three men,” was seen by a woman filling station attendant a few’ miles east of Yale* about 11:20 a. in. The car was headed northeast toward the Osage Hills, which have long been a hiding place for criminals. Beck said the car was spotted also 12 miles west of Stillwater. The fugitives appar* jer having started their campaign j drives early this year. | Others have held back their drives, figuring that the last few wreeks will be the deciding ones and that then is the time to open ,up with all of their resources in the hunt for votes. ) The voters will have their day on July 3, when they stamp the j little cross marks beside candidates’ names and by their decisions eliminate most of the cam-jpaigners and cut down the field ;for the run-off primary. j Forecasting of results is still a favorable sport, and as usual the HOBART, May 30.—(Spl)—A system of good roads fairly and    ...    .    . justly distributed but without    J    %    w,del£-    «»<» none | cully were keeping on back dirt contracting or incurring any hl t y .,e ET0? ,®FS    .e    roa bonded indebtedness was pledged “ n ®    1    told    you    s0 bere Monday night by Senator ,amon8 hls fnends~ Tom Anglin of Holdenville, dern-t ocratic candidate for governor. “Sound economy demands that road construction be continued on a pay-as-you-go policy, with proceeds of gasoline taxes and automobile license fees used for j    - construction and maintenance,”; OKLAHOMA CITY, May 29 Senator Anglin laid.    CW — Governor Murray used his I Y Jefferson Caffery, from Washington, and H. Freeman Matthews, first {secretary of the embassy, are be-I ing guarded by police as wrell as tile chancellory. Freeman’s chauffeur was threatened yesterday by four gunmen in the heart of town. Caffery s residence was fired upon Sunday and he revealed a similar occurrence had taken place three weeks ago. A search is underway for Dr. Antonio Guiteras, former secretary of war, and Fernandez Velasco. former secretary of labor. Authorities said bombs and arms were found in Velasco’s home along with documents implicating them both. OKLAHOMA CITY. May 28.— Grocery orders will be given needy families throughout Oklahoma auain beginning tomorrow’. Carl Giles, state FERA director, said today. The orders were baited about twTo w’eeks ago to enable auditors to catch up with their work. Accident Leads To Mixup GRAZ, Austria, May 29.— CP) Aviation, railroading, and electric superpower all tangled at once today, but a man swam out of the mess and rescued everybody. That looks mixed up. It was. An airplane took off from the flying school field near here. It Clashed into high tension wires, spilling the pilot and a student, uninjured, into a lake. The pilot, a swimmer, saw’ his student safely ashore. Then he saw that tile high tension wires had fallen across railroad tracks. The Vienna Express was due. He heard it thundering down the tracks in the distance, headed straight for the high voltage lines. Dripping water, the flier ran up the ties and flagged the express just before it touched the wires. Greater returns for the amount invested — News Classified Ads. ' WASHINGTON* May 29.—CB) j Secretary Dem told the house military committee today that he I believed the army as at present I constituted could not perform its 1 necessary mission of national de-] tense. J In his first appearance before jtiie committee, Dem endorsed a bill by Representative Thompson I (IU, Tex.) to require an increase (from 130,000 to 179,000 in the I number of officers and enlisted I men. Making clear that he did not speak for President Roosevelt, i Dem said the army’s military functions are; ! I. To protect outlaying possessions. 2. To train civilians for service in war time. 3. To repeal invaders until new forces could be trained and put in the field. “I don t believe the army as at present constituted could perform all those functions simultaneously,” Dem testified. “I have become convinced that tile army as at present constituted is below’ the minimum necessary to carry out its mission,” *-- “I have had a very pleasant winter, and I ani much improved. I am very grateful for the kind treatment of everybody and I hope lo return early in the autumn,” “I favor good county and township roads. I am for good roads to market, church and schools, for good mail roads, for the construction and maintenance of such roads through existing county agencies and authorities, with funds furnished hy the state,” Senator Anglin said. “A system of good roads is an important element of a state's progress,” he continued. “Our highway system should keep pace with our resources and and industrial development. Senator Anglin also advocated a future general tax adjustment reimbursing counties for funds expended in cost of construction of state highways whether obtained through direct or indirect local taxation, special or by bond issues, without burdening the tax payers of counties having issued no bonds. Senator Anglin will speak Wednesday in Carnegie, Apache and Lawton. TAPPER TRAPPED Instruments Tell When Anyone Taos (areal lakes Blueline pardoning power today to release Lutlia v. Rosenbaum from the Backhaul county jail where he was confined for contempt of court after, failure to pay alimony. Rosenbaum, convicted by a jury, was placed iii jail March 24. He contended he was unable to pay $25 a month, tile alimony fixed by the •court. The governor’s action recalled hisuse of a “military pardon" in releasing Col. Zack Hiller of the 101 ranch from jail at Newkirk energies where he had been placed for contempt of an alimony order. * Bridges at Cleveland, Mannford and Keystone were blocked by officers. The second kidnap victim presumably had either been released or slain by Hie outlaws. Jones left Guthrie meanwhile for Wynnewood, his original destination, after reporting to officers that Hie fugitives bragged openly about having “slugged a guard” in their escape from the Sherman jail. TAX VALUATION OF MUSKOGEE, May 29.—UP)— When someone tapped the gasoline pipeline of the Great Lakes Pipeline Co. near Behind, delineate instruments in the operating office here recorded tile fact. Marsh Corgan, deputy sheriff, and Jim Bracewell, special officer of the line, hurried out and arrested one man. Officers were confident, however, that several others were involved. Unable to trace the others, the man arrested was released with a warning, after being told that there was no chance to tap the pipeline without being detected. It is estimated *225 barrels of gasoline was lost before the hole was repaired. Muskogee is the southern end of the pipeline, winch runs north to si. Paul, Mini). OKLAHOMA CITY, May 29.— UP)—Tile Lone star Gas Co. today received an $800,000 increase in its 1934 tax assessment over its voluntary return from the state equalization board. Tile board, dismissing the company’s protest, voted to make final a $2,533,404 assessment. Gov. Murray’s motion to dismiss the protest was sustained by the board after Vice-chairman W. D. Humphrey of the tax commission had pointed out that the new’ protest law requires the taxpayer to be specific in bis complaint. The action was taken before the company had an opportunity to present testimony, it having filed only a brief notice of protest. Attorneys then dismissed the complaint by the Community Natural Gas Co., en affiliated concern, against a $488,34.) assessment, $88,000 more than the voluntary return. Both companies are engaged in a supreme court fight against a rate reduction ordered for 26 cities by the corporation commission. Greater returns for the amount invested — News Classified Acts. Steal Car SHERMAN, Tex., May 28.—UP) Texas and Oklahoma officers today searched for three prisoners who sand-bagged the Grayson county jailer, crawled through the attic and fled after taking a picknicker's automobile at the point of the jailer’s pistol. W. V. Graham, jailer, was slugged over the head by George E. Droddy, 19, of Pineville, Ma, as he walked into the cell block. The youth grabbed the jailer’s pistol and with Odrian Petty, >6, of Kilgore, and Roy Batts, 21. of Sherman, escaped after climbing through an attic window. The trio held up Mr. and Mrs. IL B. Camp in a nearby park and took their auto and a picnic lunch. Calvin Henry Smith of Roff, Okla., given eight years for his part in Hie Whitesboro bank ro5>-bery refused to leave, as did ll other prisoners. .Oil MELTS OLO FHO W. C. Edwards, U. S. commissioner, spent Sunday in Oklahoma City as the guest of Hon. F. E. St. John, prominent lawyer and politician of Cullman, Ala. These twa gentlemen wert! raised in the same county, read law under the same lawyer and were associated together in other ways during their youth, but had not met in more than 35 years aud neither knew until recently whether the other was still livnig. Mr. St. John is engaged in the Cargo murder trial at Oklahoma City this week. The friendship between Judge Edwards and Mr. St. John began in their early boyhood when their fathers served in the Alabama state legislature together. ;