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TWO ARE INDICTED
IN BORGER MURDER
Former Deputy Constable Is
Charged With Assasina
tion of District Attorney.
By the Associated Press.
STINNETT, Tex., November 16
Former Deputy Cohstable Sam Jones
and Jim Hodges, both of Borger, were
indicted today by the Hutchinson
County grand jury for the assassina
tion at Borger, September 13, of Dis
trict Attorney John A. Holmes. It was
understood that other indictments were
returned in the case. but. no announce
ments were made tonight.
Faces Bribery Charge.
Holmes’ assassination was the climax
of a reign of crime in Borger. mush
room oil town, which led Gov. Dan
Moody to declare martial law there and
force the resignation of the Hutchin
son County and Borger city adminis-1
trations.
Jones and Hodges already were
charged with the crime. Jones was the
second person and the second officer
to be arrested under the reign of mar- |
tial law. At that time he was charged j
with accepting a bribe. Later he was
returned to Borger from Hobbs, N
Mex., and the murder charge filed
against him. Hodges, manager of a
boiler works, once was prosecuted by j
Holmes in a pipe theft case.
Both men maintained their innocence
tonight. District Attorney Clem Cal
houn. however, expressed confidence
that the indictments would eventually
solve the Holmes mystery.
Shot Down in Garage.
"We will go to bat with these cases
M soon as possible," Calhoun said.
"More evidence against Jones and
Hodges has been collected since their
attest in the flolmes case.”
Calhoun said that neither man had
made any statement and that, the in
dictments rested on the testimony of
others.
Holmes was shot down as he was
putting his car in his garage on the
night of September 13. His wife, who
had just left the car. was a short dis
tance away on her way to the house.
NEIGHBOR’S RADIO
INCREASING BANE
i
Truck With Equipment to Take ;
-'Samples of Noises to Be Used
in New York Test.
NEW YORK (N.A.N.A.). —The Noise
Abatement Commission, which sent cut
a questionnaire to learn-jwhat noises
aftnoy, is also getting kicks about the
odors of restaurant cooking and the
glare of advertising searchlights, but
the radio next door overhead and be
neath. appears to be a bane as bad as ,
ally in the way of noise.
It happens that Dr. Harvey Fletcher,
research engineer with the Western (
Electric Co., an authority on sound, is ]
oh this commission, which is about to j
send out a truck equipped with instru- j
ments to take samples of the worst j
npises.
Now a few years ago Dr. Fletcher
demonstrated the device of radio sig
naling, which makes it possible for ra- i
dto fans to be called by a station. Can’t -
Dr. Fletcher figure out some device by
Which a respectable tenant can shut
off the neighbor's loudspeaker? It would
have great commercial value. It would
be purchased by the people who do not
rare for the radio and never bought a
sat. and also by radio fans who don’t
wrknt their music interrupted by the
account of a prize fight.
SLAVERY INFLUENCE
SEEN IN COLORED MAN
* *
a#
✓ v.
iftsk University Teacher Asserts
Chronic Self-Depreciation Should
Be Bemedied.
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Declaring that his group suffered
from a chronic habit of self-deprecia
tlbn, due to the effects of slavery. Dr.
Alain Locke, professor of philosophy
at Fiske University, urged his hearers
of think of life as a relay race, and
thus establish the continuity of effort,
in an address closing the celebrating
of Negro achievement week, under the
auspices of the. Omega Psi Phi Fra
ternity, in Rankin Chapel, Howard Uni
versity, yesterday.
Seven generations of chattel slavery,
operating upon the majority of the
group, had suppressed the joy of physi
cal freedom.
Dr. Locke showed how the colored
man of today, like a business in receiv
ership, must make good the losses while
keeping pace with the march of prog
ress. He praised the younger genera
tion for its wiUingness to be measured
by the universal yardstick, as a hope
ful indication of progress among the
people.
MORE EDITORIAL OPINION
IN PAPERS IS ADVOCATED
Washington Education Union Hears
Address by Edward Keating,
Editor of Labor.
In an address before the Washington
Education Union, No. 198, associated
with the Federation of Labor, meeting
at the Y. W. C. A., Eighteenth and
K streets, yesterday, Edward Keating,
editor of Labor, told members that the
opportunity for education through the
public press lies in the co-operation
of editors in publishing their views on
important news items.
Mr. Keating said he believed the
fact-finding side of the newspaper was
the primary purpose of journalism, but
particularly stressed the necessity for
publishing editorial opinion because of
its educational value.
"The press should give more space
to the editorial side of Its work,” he
stated.
Those present at the meeting were
Richard S. Harvey, president; Allen
Davis, principal of Business High
School, vice president; Miss Mary P.
Bradshaw, vice president; Maude E.
Alton, Mrs. F. A. Woodward, Mrs. Annie
W. Harvey, Miss Thelma Borehardt,
Mrs. Raymond B. Morgan, Miss Eva
B. Heth and Mrs. Kate Outwater.
WALES’ PLANE DOWNED.
LONDON. November 16 The
Prince of Wales’ private pilot, while
on a flight yesterday afternoon with a
passenger in the prince's plane, made
b forced landing in a field near Woking,
Burrey, because of fog and gasoline
Shortage.
A report quickly spread that the
prince himself was in the plane, but
it was announced that the passenger
v.as a man whose name was given as
Kaye, whom the pilot had brought over
from France and was taking to Brook
lands.
Inquiries at York House after the fact
*f the plane's mishap became known
brought the statement that the Prince
of Wales had not been out of town aU t
•lay. He was at Buckingham Palace
at noontime, bidding good-by to the 1
King and Queen as they were leaving
ter Sandringham.
POTOMAC ISLAND HELD EXAMPLE
OF FINEST IN NATURAL PARKS
i Garden Clubs of America Are
Urged to Emulate Work of
1 Biologists’ Field Club Here.
F. V. Coville Urges Support
to Oppose Power Develop
ment in River Near D. C.
Plummers Island, in the canyon of
the Potomac River between Washington
and Great Falls, which Is owned and
maintained in its natural state by the
Washington Biologists’ Field Club, was
pictured as an example of what a mu
nicipal wild park should be in an ad
dress by Frederick V. Coville, botanist
in charge of the office of botany of the
Department of Agriculture, in an ad
dress last week in New York before the
presidents of the Garden Clubs of
America. With this he coupled a plea
for support to block power development
at the falls.
Mr. Coville referred to a report of
I the committee on plants and flowers
! presented by Mrs. Fairfax Harrison to j
the first National Conference on Out- j
• door Recreation in this city in 1924, j
urging the establishment of municipal j
parks "in which there is complete pro
tection of the wild vegetation."
"When I consider what a municipal j
wild park should be.” said Mr. Coville,
"my mind always turns to a certain
island in the canyon of the Potomac
River between Washington and Great !
Falls. _ i
Island is Purchased.
"Nearly 30 years ago a group of sci
entific men obtained possession of this
island and afterward purchased It for
the purpose of keeping it forever in the
condition of wild beauty it then pos
sessed.
"We have succeeded up to the present
time, and we shall continue to succeed
in the future unless the engineers and
the power development men succeed in
their proposal to turn the beautiful
canyon of the Potomac into a mill
pond. In that event our Elysian fields j
will lie drowned in water 70 feet deep. ;
I trust that the members of the Garden
Clubs of America will make up their J
minds that that must not be done, for
it is the Senators and the Representa
tives from your States and your towns '
who will decide the matter.
Put to Best Use.
“It is my opinion that the canyon of
the Potomac from Washington to Great
Falls Is most useful to the Nation if it i
I continues to be maintained as an out- !
door recreation ground for thousands.
of hard-working Government employes
and as a place of beauty and inspiration I
for the people of the whole country
when they visit the Capital of the Na
tion. It is the broad alluvial floor of
the canyon that affords the chief rec
reational usefulness of the area, and j
this w'ould be- submerged and destroyed
by any power development that involves
the damming of the Potomac between
Washington and Great Falls.
“From our experience on our Island
in the Potomac. Plummers Island, are
drawn the following suggestions regard
ing municipal wild parks;
"Ordinary use of the park should be
confined to paths. These should be so ;
laid out as to take visitors to all in- |
teresting portions of the park. The I
paths should be as narrow as may suf
fice to accommodate visitors.
Courteous Dictatorship.
"The management of the park should
be dictatorial, but the dictatorship
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FREDERICK V. COVILLE.
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I son as Ls based on a aclentiflc knowl- 1 1
: edge of wild plants. 1 1
• No plants or flowers should be taken :
from the park, except material for pur- 1 1
j poses of botanical study or nature study
in public schools, and even that should
I not be excessive. The picking should
| be so limited that the wild flowers will
j increase, not diminish, from year to
year.
"If visitors become so numerous as
to overcrowd the park and threaten
the destruction of the vegetation by
' trampling. It may become necessary to
limit the number of visitors by requir
! ing a permit or a fee for admission.
“Under substantially these precau
tions against the picking and trampling
j of the native plants we have kept Plum
mers Island a paradise of wild flowers
and an ideal place for outdoor recrea
| tion. In March the rich alluvial floor
\ of the canyon is covered with a green
1 carpet of speedwell. In April come
| twinleaf, trillium and troutlily. squir- •
| relcorn and springbeauty. In early (
1 May the woods are fragrant with fields (
|of blue phlox, and in late May a small -
| forest of fringetrees drops down its
; sweetness like a benediction over the ,
slope on which it stands. All the year
i round a rugged rock covered with wild
cactus shows how grim and hard a life
even a plant may lead.
“I commend to the Garden Club of
America the establishment of munici-
I pal wild parks, especially for the small
ler cities and villages. Under proper 1
protection and management these parks |
will have all the educational and recre
ational usefulness advocated by the
conference on outdoor recreation. The
wild flowers In such parks will have one
great advantage over most wild flowers,
for they will not blush unseen, nor
will they waste their sweetness on the
desert air.”
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nationality on marriage with an alien,
which they held prior to 1870. is ready
for its second reading in the House of
Commons.
Women of all political parties have
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