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AMARILLO DAILY NEWS, SUNDAY MORN INC, DEC 31, 1922.
PAGE TllftSf 6,520 Arrests, Carrying Fines Totaling $63,994.62 is Burton Roactis Record as Peace Officer a- A total of 6,520 arrests nude in 12 year, aggregating fines and coats of $63,994.62! These are the startling figures covering the activities of a lone peace officer of Potter County Burton Roach, who retires from the office January 1. And he is still a young man. The criminal records of Potter County disclose sensational facts about this young peace officer who quit the drug business 12 years ago duo to bad health and has built up in that tirna a record, which La friends and many officials of this section and state, declare has no equal. And He's Still a Young Man Burton roach, whrn ho lioeanio u.r Iff 4 year ago after wi vinc tin- county a deputy cotital,o and deputy idierlff far I Mm, wjm tho yuuwjeat tdui iff In th Mate of Tcxaa. ami wa dubbed by lh hhr datlie of th atafe a th "Kid Hherlff of tho IMiilnn." Today ln In I priMldcnt .f th. Texan Sheriff's A us.- li tlon ntvl -wv ill In th futuro devote hi tlm and rnerulo to thnt nwM iatlon. tnnliitalnini? an offio at Austin after January Slh. Ilutron Itiwti h'i life a. a puaco officer would fi-rninh iimti tUil fur a 1.00k and It would nil be InteroHtini; reading but the criminal docket of the county have been nearrhed and the hii-h hitht of the activities net down iiiMinxt hi name ar recounted Mix colllitlc friend" j nj A(Jiiilrrr over the whole Mate of; Tea and n many other t ite will! r"M with Intense intreit uli.it I'.ur ton, Tioa.h did uhlU; living Die K-ote of Amarillo, the Panhandle and To flrnt It would not I ihiiii-h to all Mention to the fact tti.it the iniinl-er of arreetit made by Xurtnn Itom-h would equal the imputation of any city of the Panhandle otitidc of Atnaiillo, and I equal to one-third the population of Totter fount)'. The amount of 10.1. Mi Ml:! In fine and col kkww against per on he hi. aiTixted ha been paid into the troaaury of this county through tho work of A hiiikU man. I lrxt Amt In 1!I0. The reort which m to follow herewith In detail rover arrest made by lloaih peraonally a a deputy connulile and deputy nherlff for eiiiht year. and an aherlff succeeding the lite W. M. liar well for 4 year tip to tin pri i.t time. As the name. f tho offli-er making the arrent wan not given In the record In aonie ntanec it I probible th it the eet fiKUteji arc alx'Vc those given be low. Ills first anet Wan that of a loot leflKcr on April 20. lHIO. .rrel by Massed. Arrest made by Iloach fur misde meanor ns show by the daik.-t in the Justice of I'.aie court total 3,r.O.'. Num ber shown in highway irlminal d'kct I!'.'; county court docket 1 .4 4'; felony rase l.JsT. Total numb.', rf uiresti ,5:o. line In iMIferent Court. Justice of Peace courts. highway viol ition.sv tl.iu7.Ts. count tlS.IIS.8S. Total fines and cost tr.3,. S2. There were In! conditions in felony caw rairymg a total taiitil.i r of 154 year In the penitentiary. It la Interesting to note the In. rca and dWrea In crime bv Tiod a shown by tho docket here. filtne. both In nUsdenn aiir and felony im s u at a high tile during the s-iod when the ('n a.iloons flourished. Tie old criminal d U sdow S?. aires') from Nov. III. l'.'iO to the Rime d.,l' 1911. the last Jc.ir of the open salo.-ti Thl numU-r i by far Ii.kIot th m aav year of the II :.ucli was in of!ie, tl.e year 1''.'7 bcina: the nt-i l-.test in mini ber of ari-esls with Tu:l. The low rl.l waa reached In i:H. different Kind of Crime. Axaln It I intiTehtinit to note h 'W when one kind of crime Is Mopped there la atenden y towanl an outbrtak in hhhh other direction. The re ordn show S.'.J arrest fi r intoiii .ition diiruiK the last year of the on k1m ii. The follow inu year showed th' numlsr redimd ti SO nd the aeiond year to dl. ItootlecKiHK whnh at one time mhiu year ago was a rapidly vanisi.n art. haa .ne Isin nn-ihcd an a re-.ult of tinerrtalnty and rhanKe In b Kislat ion. lndirtnie.it fur lootlcsini; hee i... ped frwn :! in 1HJ to .'. during the last term of court, s months, in 1'iU. In June, 1111, not a s.i.kI'- airt ft was m.iJu for lntoxi ation. lowest Kbit in nil. The lowest ebb of i into i Mini- in I'M I Then money ! ami' tv. and oi.ii iry to oft accept! d statement along this line, the rflevt seems to hut' N'rii tu Increase the amount of i nine. 'I he year 1M hosl a alitiht improvemert over ll'i. but PIT. wh. n Amen, a entered the woild w.il. won one of the wort trn a shown l ai rests, f im j ttHi ikxiliiR of the vilnori. The year l'I Nliowed a njirke-l de rreae. i:verone, even the crinunally Inclined, it t h.-li). n too bu-y try in to win th war. Since 1M there i.. len a HrxA and rapid Inc.euse la the s'ro'it.t of crime until the lat few m.mti.s. when ikn of a Is tter day have been n i'rt ed by official. Arret made ly Shei iff Koarh dur Inic the mst four yeirs are U, Zl, i2u, ::: i ;:. ami in n:: n t..t..i of T'O The rrs.it of in:;: show or.! a.atnali ul.on of fie Ie-tii'r busi titoa, vt It .lis. loses an m rc., i f ni'ire than ."2 -r ci'iit ov.r HI?, tlu year following tM war. Kind of Crime. Another item of Interest ti the tu dnl of criminology i the omp.rative prominence, of the various crnn a shown l arrest made bv I:m h in ah durir.c the n rio of 17 mr h n officer. Arr.st In ea h follow i Liquor viola'ion bud with 341. burglar? 14J. forrery I IS; theft om r 1.0 S: -! Mult to mtird r S5; rot.!-!-)' S3, swm-' dime 32. rape til) white :n; irjjiy Zs.l emher.lemeiit 17; pandering 13; l.urgl.ny of railway car 1: itintung i fill 17:' horse, atealing 17: te.-rmg stob-n prop eitv 1C; aju!t t'i nh 1". iui rlrg gam Uing ho us. II: w l.it.- 4p..iig II. pi- ! w ket 11; aawtnlt to rm (all white) 12, a'tllnc mortgage.! protrtr 10; lile err It; obructing traffie j; b,gmv 7; hurclary and theft C, oVf.siol ng e'tta Unk 4. nret 4. The ahnva and t' ther ffer.e mike 1. 1 the (I arparl ofens. fr wlich that portion ,f the record brckvd showed arret to have Uen made. M'tuor violation take the pad for the 12 year there have l-cn tinn when bill few ..r,..t. .,., K m.,,1,. for that offense. Ni'Xt to this often., come bii KUtry, forio ry und tin ft of ovtr ir.o. Urst Auto Theft. Auto theft Hiipplanted home Ktealinif iliiniiir this is'iiisl and r.-l. cited the lat ter off. Use to the dump heap. Tho fust jii rest for the theft of mi auto in Cut ter fout.ty was that of la. hard KvaiiK. on (s-tobi r !i, l'Hii. K .as st it.-d that not more Hi in one or two cars had U on et- 1- n in Toiler I'ouuty wh. n Itoaca aiiesi.,1 fv.niH i:ans was first con- i' leii in , nisi. .n arid then broiiKht h ie and uix. n a i year term f,.r theft I of a Ibn car owned by Nol.l. s ltiu. ! t irocei y ( 'oinpany. I Siine that tune the record hhows that j if oiin want to engage in the Iiimihi of stealing automobile for a living h I had ltt. r pursue Ins busitiesa elso jwh.i.. than In Cotter ('..unty. fifty i eight more iiirestM havu len made If Iturtoii I:. Mih f .r at.to theft h.iiio his first or e in l:ilt.. an aveiagx of la a l.ar. It ..in readily Is- seen that stolen cms i.'mh. ml tluo'.igh the nriesl of thieves havo ana utit.d t thouautid id dolUir.t. A Liiico jier cent of the 19 arroat for auto stealing have l-en coiivnted. and many of them are Mill serving term n piisuii. S 'or. and scon. of cats have ls-en r. 'iiv.-i. I when- the thief was not cnptuied and thousand of .lollsrs worth of other property I. as l-. ri recovered by 1 1. at h as an of; in r. Murder Nr. Asv ;lt to nun. I.r ionics m( -i the list of crime and murder tie robbery fi r s. vetith pi n e with ,'.J arrests. Two arrest have been made f..r sheep st. -n :ng Cunning a still is a In w i f f. ! so but in at rests have l en made on thl hat gv I '; kp"i k. t-. do not seem f have found Amai iUo a i. sirab. pl,-i. n In wl.i. h to oper it., am) i),. is one of fense seldom i i.muiitt.s'd tiHle line rest w.i mole for aison und one for attempting to wreck a passenger train Mi.-t.ff lb oh certainly has a ngl t !. Is- pro id of Ins le.-ord for running ..n auto thicw lb- ..is i i.ol,. b.i.g 'rips into other co.inlii and ha ...p In l ..ns ).. loiigm hun. In .Is .. iiul' s iw.iy fi in ,ei. e his broken Into imi.cn of into thievisand I'eioVeied a manv a- ! I ai s stolen I y cue orgmir. d gong, opct itit.g in two or three h'.i'o an I WoiUin in a (ham of c.li s c'..iU mi: for s.vi.al hundie l mil. s. II- s popular among the is-uco offi i . i of T. v is and New .b xi. .. ai d I... . had la- us :-!. no of w ..rn of a .f .1, a . . I!.pll.s.il.g nut l IMIpolt.U.t result. At or e imir he was the youngest slier-1 iff ill th- state. I lie ha lead- iiiliy rapt lire. of ni. r, j wanted in distant n.itr and lias sot. ally n.l ns far us falifotni.i and, iliiu to get hi men. j At pr. siit Sheriff Coaih !. pu sl.bi.t cf ll.o T".t Sherilf Ass... i. it ion, a signal re.ogmtion of his alil.ty and pormi' i n- e as a p. a. e cfficcr. i Now nt the ng.i i f .I-. I,.- I retiring fioiu i. flic- on lu own a. .-. rd and Will inak- hi - hea l, pi n t. I s at A :'. n wln i.t he W.ll .1' Vote his time to the state a.s.so i lat .on. 1 llj WhIc Acu.niit.4iice. j 1'ciii.tps no otior l-a.-.. .fli-.-r in the S'lii'lim -t is - i s. ..... v iic.,ij.i i t. ,1 u ' i inai.v ot,ii- off. i er or . .i . .11 .n n.any of tii-ni l.v th:r fnt l.irim a Cuib ti C'S..'1. T! is intimate a- u un '.He has ! ii slill furtlor a Ign . t.t.d I y ,,s i f f : lal . niii.i ti.in 'i! h tl.i hale la- Sheriffs a ,. I Tax f'dl..t..i u'li'li. of win. h be is low pi . Th. ie U lia.dly a " i. f:.. r Cai.han.lle turn la.t what ..'. retiiing sl.eiiff I V his fit ft I. ..in. l .i v. rnfi rte.l to as Mr. Ilai h aio aiwivs ready to iesp.,i.,l to v' v.,, 'en it ' 't.i-' V m '.,1 ' ' ' TV "1 ' t K 1 1 . f J s :.J s--. -y.- - f "'";.' Vi - sA 4 A r-c' . . Jv t : --..".V,v ' ' i 7 ' w ,f i .-.. ... - . ? h I 'itrfsiLAm.a . .rJ.J 1 in t. IK imon ii b.iirf all.f f.f.g -i p. i ffi. . i h. for i: . f n..ii.y bit p.ipc Angel., 111- 1-al- tiotl lilIM- I.. . II the -ill ,. . ' I lnn iitary iii.'u m In l p. New York, fhicago, Is : is and "th- I i Hi. . At ".lie t ire l.s:, is.. (,f ,i dlllg.neo ill t of..', it.g the law :.i ainvt ti... n. it. ! il i ' 1 1 1 1 1 uln-ws 1., ibjl.U.l "The in. i.' . ill Ca ti,'. .1 Cn-fr '' and "! I. '.inoi. n Km w of lo:i u! ov.r i In- i oiint i y. Never li nt Man. In all b.s i. u as a p, i ,- of :'j, ( r !l. :. r- sti'.g 111..! io,-, i f ci ti,, o.. if t l. I.I I 111 - :lel e. lie-, p. il. , l.'ooh ha .i se, .l- l U n, . , l- nan, i.' :' hi, be I-. - i s 1 1 1 1 1 1 I ', l'o liill.-. if. II- b 's ' ade n a ii'.' 'in- Is pi .. (en ! : - II. it a:e pot sli- :i (.-, II .. '.Mi Ie .- i . 1 i.. i n.lit. l ..- . t.,- I" l.l a la.d pi the Sol.tl, I'l .. i w I 41 ,.i.s Hi II I II-. I",li'i: .i i lot atT.'Xi- . i.-. in, ii H .i I, t, ; ., ,,.. mg pit i so. i.;... nig I'..". M. v.. ts ii, , , r ;trret no I r '. r nir oi l-i . ti" lev, h :ul st.-d 31 111 I gall 1.1. tu- At itio'lier ti w t he .. t.-s'e.l ?2 l'i "I ' I all w i - i i a !,i w , a ' a" 'at Am.i Announcing An Old Established1 Drug Store In A New Location ffter the first week in January we wi I Le in our new location at 422 Taylor Street in the building formeily occup;cl by the Palace of Sweets. The Randal Driijf Co. several years aga adopted a policy of small profits on a large volume of business. We believe that this is the riht Lusiness policy and feel that it is responsible for the remarkable business which this store has and is now enjoying. We also feel that the new location lends itself admirably to this policy whertby quantity buying and several thousand dollars less expense a ytar we can still closer pursue the policy which has made the Randal Drug Co. suc cessful. A policy which means a saving of hundreds of dollars a year to the patrons of this store. The Rexall Store i i.d in ll "l;e ft ,-ii:(? i il for th. ft i tho good. i,i ' r f1 '" .a nd ' Is. I I i'l I 'l oik i - ale I. I I nl i.'iiir-j . oci imIoh l I. .- and In n 's t , th.. ... II. 'erv ii-w . . ill.-d t!.. I s ii h ns inn st.-d IT tram- I I them throii.h j Mvj.,ll. j : his fficc Sheriff j . and ninny other ti n e I Cell ll.l t IV l!h "There's one New Year's Resolution I am going to keep" -lit. I' in t! p il t of the I' I. I I: si I i I till I ill. I - v . I I III.' II . t ,. l'i. Ked I'a . v tv.i". .I on'. I I i d- :! . ' .. a I. I' - f v il. c.m.I !'.-. - its r s' .-..is in Send My Laundry To The Troy During ll)2c 0 I the I s t ae ' . Ib Th. y ; . v. iy reiuei ii, J ni.mv of thetn are fre.piet.t i ly "in i plni; into Anintillo ;.t tin ir en n j ex-e to . e Ill i il on ofin i d btisme . Nor h all this reciims il om t. y ( collie alsoit Wlihnut a suiuiir (.-ri.ej jM-rfortmsl ly Mr !:. h and In nsso ! ciate Niitiierou lone dist.i'-.ce trips ni.t man bunt have I n mid- bv Inni; ' hi i-vi s. nal rxine. t. a. cti no j .1 it offi r of other Texan coui.tea. or othi r .t . I Wk Itroutht Note. Mr Hn-u h and I.. method of rp.r Blackburn Funeral Home Puneral Dire Inr and FmhaJmer rrnmpt Ambulanrc Phone 21 ! The B. & M. Bunch Wish t. thank one and all of their friends and customers for their valued patronage, considera tion and pleasant busintai relations during the past year and trust to rce Hem nKro frequently during 1923. Here's hoping this will he your lucky year. The Bunch Ben Bo'hwitz Don Crosselt Mike Hollander Mel Cohen. I have never seen their work excelled an: ti: cir 'iVs-rymc.i are so courteous ar.d painrtaking dealing with them is a i:i-?.st:r PHONE 42 'Send It to the Laundry" n -A- 12 I. N. VERNON, Prop. aWKDaraOFPlTJ 1922-1 V I I I !) !1 I' jll.l 1 .IM(! i: i n I! Illll s ill :ii f en; I.F-SSONS IX China Painting Special Order. .tertitr! for ( Weddmr. I tr. IIKINK VI Mrs. W. T. Stanberry 1MI Tjlrr Wrfrl We Appreciate The business and friendships we have won during 1923. We shall strive to make our candirs even better during 1923 and if you are not a regular customer, we invile you to become one. "GET THE CANDY HA KIT' Texas Candy Shop 715 Taylor St. ' Right Decisions Right Words Rinht F.r.d. i . -1 mem. tr.tvi; Rig.tt Self.D. i i or nial .:is, : i.i' i) 1' '.I A Very Happy New Year Cigpest, Best and Quick:. t 'r. West Tex a 515 Polk Street Phone 450 3Kmren' NEWS WANT ADS BRING RESULTS