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Texas Woman Accused of
Poisoning Daughters May Go on Stand. By the Associated Press. GREENVILLE. Tex.. May 1.—Final touches to a court room picture of Mr». Velma Patterson as a devoted mother were added today by attorneys defending the 34-year-old woman ac cused of fatally poisoning her two young daughters. The defense indicated Mrs. Pat terson might be called to the witness chair. Her unruffled attitude through out the State’s presentation of a cir cumstantial case broke for the first time yesterday. When a witness told of the mother’s Interest In the religious faith of her 12-year-old daughter, Dorothy Mc Casland, Mrs. Patterson wept and covered her face with a handkerchief. Besides presenting the defendant as a kind and thoughtful mother, the de fense attacked testimony of her di vorced husband, W. W. (Dester) Mr Casland, who had described the child's fatal illness. Joe Hughes, brother-in-law of Mrs. Patterson, testified he saw McCasland drunk the day of Dorothy's funeral and that he ‘‘never saw him shed a tear after the daughter died,” The State concluded Its case yes terday after offering circumstantial evidence in an attempt to prove Mrs. Patterson gave fatal doses of poison to her two small daughters so she would be free to wed a Texas lumber man. The brunette defendant is on trial now for Dorothy's death. She faces another murder trial in the death of another daughter. Billie Fae. 11. The State claims the children died of Identical poisons. Their deaths orig inally were attributed to intestinal in fluenza. -• GEN. MALONE RETIRES SAN FRANCISCO. May 1 uPt.— Maj. Gen. Paul B. Malone. World War hero and commandant of the 9th Corps Area, retired to civilian life yes terday after 45 years of Army service. Gen. Malone will direct the Cali fornia brewing industries. Originally slated to retire May 31. the date was advanced one month at his own re quest to enable him to take over his new post. • Composer Wins Scholarship. NEW YORK. May 1 (A’).—Kent W. Kennan, 23-year-old composer, of Kalamazoo. Mich., a teaching fellow at the Eastman School of Music of Rochester, N. Y.. was awarded the 1938 American Prix de Rome last eight. The award is made annually to an American composer and supplies a year’s tuition at the American Acad emy In Rome. The funds are draw-n from three foundations. * 1 .... Op en for Garden Tourists ....—l uunsion him, inc nome of Louis Hertie, to be left by him to the Colonial Dames of America, is open again this year for the annual tour of the Garden Club of Virginia, which closes tomor row. It was built in 1758 by George Mason. , COL BRECKINRIDGE APPEALS TO YOUNG Urges Assault on “Intrench ed Army of Political Officeholders.” Ev thf Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS, Md. May 1 —Col. Henry Breckinridge. President Roose velt's foe in the May 4 primaries, urged the Nation’s youth to launch a frontal assault on “the intrenched army of political office holders." Although he made no direct ref erence to the President's address in Baltimore two weeks ago, the anti New Deal Democrat expressed views on youth which differed from those of his opponent. He spoke las* night before an audience at St. John's Col lege. Economists, he asserted, estimate that two and a half million johs for which youth has been seeking for six years were affirmatively destroyed by the "economy of scarcity." If a youth of 20 or an adult of 65 produces goodd or services, he said, there Is an Increase of total wealth. "W? can't get rich." he asserted, "by following the practice of the fabled six men cast up on a desert island, who made their living by taking in each others’ wash." He said the "worst service that probably could be rendered to youth is to persuade it to adopt the habit of rielf-plty.” Expanding his plea for an assault on "political jobholders.” he esti mated there are 3,000 000 political "payrollers" In the country. M. E. CHURCH OPENS SESSION IN OHIO Bishop McDowell Recites Opening Prayer of 32d Quadrennial Conference. By the Associated Preas. COLUMBUS. Ohio. May 1—Com munion services opened today a 20 day meeting of the thirty-second Quad rennial conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Disputes over social and economic questions were shunted aside tern porarily as Bishop John L. Nuelson of Zurich, Switzerland, senior bishop of the church, swung the gavel calling the conference Into session. Organization by standing commit tees followed the communion services, conducted by Bishop Nuelson, Bishop Edwin N. Hughes of Washington and Bishop H. Lester Smith of Cincinnati. In an opening prayer. William F. McDowell of Washington, retired dean of Methodist Church bishops, said the conference was not Interested so "much in the prosperity of the world as the righteousness of the world." -• France Is Importing much more from America than a year ago. Burglar Gets 5,300 Pennies OMAHA (4s).—The crime may not have weighed heavily on the burglar's conscience, but, surmised W B. Wright alter his home wa* ransacked, the loot must have weighed heavily on his back. It included 5,300 pennies. RESORTS. Tra**! north to Jaipar National Park *!a Canadtas National thia iuramar. Stop at Jaipur Park Lodi# In tha haart of tha Canadian Rorkia* Canadian National Railways. SMS* St N. W . Waskwiton I. C ATLAXT1C~CITY~nTj! The Claridge AT^?;,e| “The Skyscraper by the Sea" WASHINGTON OFFICE DISTRICT 2683 1 CASTELBERG'S 17. 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