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) MAYEDITION ®he Umuinsuttle itcralD! I THE VALLEY FIRST—FIRST IN THE VALLEY—LEASED WIRE SERVICE OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS f FORTIETH YEAR—No. 133 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1931 TWENTY-TWO PAGES TODAY 5c A COPY ! DOPE TAKING i CREEPS INTO i DEATH TRIAL I State Continues Its I Effort to Build Case BEEVILLE. Dec 5 - P>—Testl §manv was Introduced by the state toAiy at the murder trial of New 1 tor Yarberry concerning state ments about the time the body of his sweetheart, Dorothy Dorcas Symondv was recovered from a rude grave of mud and seaweea near the Aransas Pass breakwater. The state continued its efforts to construct a circumstantial case against the 23-year-old defendant on trial for the second time on a charge of murder In connection with the pretty 18-year-old choir aingrr'.s death. Hints At Trouble J. E Jerries of Aransas Pass testified he met Yarberry the day the gir.’s body was found. Aug. 1. and said to him. Hey Newt, you're looking awrful bad." He quoted Yarberry as replying. “Well, you'd be surprised to know how much sleep I’ve lost I'm about to get In trouble." Jeffries said he asked the slim defendant what trouble he meant. Yarberry allegedly replied. "Wait a few days and you'll see it In the headlines of the newspapers. Another witness. Paul Huff of Aransas Pass, said he encountered Yarberrv at a filling station the aame dav. He said Yarberry was talking to Sheriff Hunt and an other officer about the girl's dis appearance. Huff said he joking ly told Yarberry.. "If they don't find the girl they'll probably string you up " Yarberrv replied seriously. "No. they won't string me up I can Kove by father and mother I was ime." Huff testified. Bathing suit Identified Miss Sallv Kate Rolls then took the stand to identify a black ano yellow bathing suit she said she had loaned to Miss Symonds July 39, the day before the girl disap i Beared. < Miss Rolls testified Yarberrv aksited her July 31. saying lie might jiunt the girl in “two or three days If she did not return.'' The wit ness said Yarberry told her ‘"he'd have something In a day or two to >make him forget it all—to make him feel like he was drunk." Miss Rolls said she asked Yar berry. "Do you mean to tell mi you’re a dope fiend?" The witness testified Yarberrv then told her he had been taking dope since he hurt his finger." She said he was laughinz at the time he made the statement. Mi?s Rolls said she was serious in her questions. Clothing Burned p. Davis of Aransas Pass, a «Tghbor of Tom Conner, state [ness who for a time was held for questioning when imestigation of the girl's death was started, testified Conner was In the Davts home from 9 30 p. m. until 12:15 a. m. the night the girl disappeared. Conner himself had testified he accompanied Miss Symonds from the Fowler home to Aransas Pass on the night she disappeared. Davis also said he saw Conner bum some old clothing a few days after Miss Symonds' body was found and identified a number b shoe, already admitted by Conner to be an old one of his. The size of the shoo allegedly was the same as those of Yarberrv. Ac cording to testimony in Yarberry’s first trial, at Sinton. the tracks oi a No. 8 shoe were discovered near the sha!lowr grave where the girl's body was found. Brigadier Generals Exchange Commands WASHINGTON Dec. 5 — T — Two brigadier generals have been ordered to exchange commands on the exolration of the terms of thetr present duties Brigadier General Prank S Cocheu ha* been relieved of com mand of the third brigade at Fort Sam Houston. Tex., and assigned to the command of the fourth brigade at Port Francis F. Warren. Wvoming. Bricadier General Char les R Howland, now commander of the fourth brigade, ha* beep as signed to command the third brigade Retrial Is Set CENTER Dec 5 —<P— Retrial «f Jack Peddv on a charge of rob l>frv with firearms m connection ■with the theft of $4hC3 from the Cotton Belt State bank at T.mpeon has been set for Monday. The bank was robbed January 8. 1951 peddy was convicted at a trial here recently on the same uarge and sentenced to 99 years mrisormetv Th# court of ap eals reversed the decision and him a new trial. NEW RECORD SEEKER DIES IN ATTEMPT Plane Hits Ground At High Speed, Catches Fire DETROIT, Dec. 5.— T — Lowell R. Bayles. Springfield, Mass, speed flier, was killed at 1 p m. today when his plane struck the ground and burst into flames while he was making another attempt at the worlds land plane speed rec ord. Bayles, who earlier this week had attained a speed of 2819 miles an hour in his third attempt at the record, was on the first lap of his fourth attempt. He was about 75 feet up going at terrific speed over the measured course at the Wayne county airport when suddenly the plane dipped, turned over three times and rammed into the ground. Airport attendants expressed be ' lief a cross wind had caught Bayles’ plane as it straightened out after diving for the high speea start of the dash over the 1 8 mile course. The force of the impact hurled the engine and Bayles’ body, in flames, from the plane. Bayles came here several weeks ! ago to try to better the record established in France several years ago by Warrant Officer Bonnet. The French flier’s speed was 278 4 miles an hour and to obtain recog nition for a new mark Bayles had to better it by 4 97 miles an hour. | In several unofficial trials he was clocked at a speed of more . than 300 miles an hour but in the officially timed testa his highest speed was reached Dec 1. at 281 9 1 Told at the time that he had mussed the record by the narrow i eat of margins. Bayles smiled good J na’uredly and said: i'ra sort of glad I didn t crack I it this time, i think I can do 290 or better if the wind is right and I want to set a good record when I do It. I'm going to keep on try ing.” Bayles* ship was a Gee Bee monoplane powered with a Wasp motor. IMMEDIATE CRASH TROBF IS ORDERED SPRINGFIELD. Mass Dec. 5— /P—Zantford D Granville, presi dent of Granville Brothers Air craft. Inc., builders of Lowell Bav les' plane, said he had ordered an immediate investigation to deter mine if possible the cause of the crash After talking by telephone with Ray Cooper, official observer for the Federation Aeronautique In ternationale. who had been timing Bavles' flights, he said he learned i that two theories of the cause were advanced. One was that Bavles might have been overcome by mon | oxide fumes \ the closed cockpit and the other >tat the ship had caught fire in th\ air. Launch Largest Ship CAMDEN. N. J.. D?C.\ P—The steamshin Manhattan. tl:A larges: merchant vessel ever built ift\the IJ. S.. wax launched into the Historic Delaware todav. ' Aceomoanied by the cheer of ■ thousands of persons, the xhrielft nf 1 river craft and ringing of bells, the ' 30,000-ton xhtp plunged into the river from the New York shipbuild i ing plant at 10 25 a m San Salvador Ouiet SAN SALVADOR Rrnublic of Sal vador. Dec. 5 i P—This Central American capital was ns quiet today , as though it had forgotten the ficht I ing in the streets which accomplish • ed the overturn of the government Thursday. The military Junta which took control of government affairs when Pres Arturo Araujo fled into ; Guatemala had be*n accepted throughout the republic. Oil Chief Dies NEW YORK. Dec .5. < Freder ick H. Bedford, who retired in 1926 as vice-president of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, died vasterday of heart disease. He was 71. CLARA BOW SILENT ON WEDDING, VISITS FATHER WITH BELL I LAS VEGAS. Nev. Dec. 5.—ti*V Rex Bell and Clara Bow, who. two witnesses said, became husband and wife here Thursday night, de spite denials from Bell, were found today living at the home of the film actress’ father. Robert Bow. Bow owns a cafe here. After the first report of the ceremony, it was believed Bell and Miss Bow had left the city for the actors ranch near Searchlight, Nev., 60 miles from here. Discovery of the couples presence here came when Bell was seen at the cafe. Asked whether he wished to re peat the denial of the ceremony. Beil smiled and said he neither would affirm nor deny It. He j laughed and joked with inquirers and told them he might have something more to say later in the day. I Miss Eow, however, would not be interviewed and remained in seclusion at her fathers home. Bow formerly owned a fashion able cafe in Hollywood wnen his daughter was living there. Some months ago he came here and started business anew after aban doning the restaurant in Holly l wood. Harley Harmon, district attorney, and William Scuyler. deputy county i clerk, who issued a marriage li ; cense to the couple, said they saw the wedding in the chambers of Dist. Judge William Orr. but the judge declined to discuss it Shortly afterward, a denial came from Bell, presumably sent from the ranch, but it was learned later that the coupl** never had left here, going immedtafetr to the heme of Miss Bow's father after the reported marriage LYNCHING OF i NEGRO PROBED BY GOVERNOR Slayer Taken From Hospital, Body Burned SALISBURY. Md , Dec. 5 f/P— Wicomico co ntf officials planned ' to confer today on what action would be taken in connection with the lynching last night of Mack Williams. 35-year-old negro, who was taken from a hospital cot and hanged in the courthouse yard a few hours after he had slain his employer. Daniel J. Elliott. State s Atty. Levin C. Bailey, ab sent when the mob of 2.000 com pleted its job by burning Williams' body at the edge of the negro dis trict. said he would do nothing un til he had conferred with Sheriff G. Murray Phillips. Ritchie Investigate* Gov. Aloert C. Ritchie cut short a visit to New York and started for Baltimore to conduct an investiga tion. The lynch spirit flamed a short time before the actual attempt ’.as learned Williams had rot dieci. as first reported, from wounds inflicted by himself and by Daniel J. Elliott. Jr., son of the j man he had slain. Men standing on a street corner ! discussing the killing of Elliott. 67 ; year-old lumber dealer and box , manufacturer, raised a cry of “Let's lynch Williams." and it was taken up by others as the march to the j hospital started When the mob reached the build ing. a delegation of six. repulsed at the front by Police Chief N H. Hoi-1 land and Deputy Sheriff John Sparks, entered a side door and dragged the negro from his cot. He | was taken by the mob to the court i house yard and en route a rope was ‘ produced iiangcd rrom i rer Williams v;as hanged from a tree left swinging for 20 minutes the body was cut down and Phillips sought possession He was brushed aside and taken to a vacant lot and. with gasoline, burned, admitted to State's Atty. he shot his employer be of the low wages paid him. the lumberman's office he was alone and shot him the head, killing him al most . He then wounded Kills Texan Dec. 5—14*—Andrew G 72 foreman for the Brown and Candy company, was early today when struck bv at a Dallas street The dnver of the charged by police with homicide He said dark i prevented ius seeing Baum. EX-OFFICIALS OF OIL FIRM FACE CHARGES Indictme n t s Claim Conspiracy And Mail Fraud LOS ANGELES. Dec 5 —T’»— Investigating collapse of the Italo Petroleum Corporation of America a year ago with an estimated loss of $10 000 0000. a federal grand jury has returned Indictments against 18 former officials of the corporation which charge con spiracy and use of the mails to defraud. Those indicted: Allred G. Wilkes, general manager; John M Persia, president: Paul Masoru. and John B de Maria, directors; Maurice C Myers, counsel; E Byron Siens. James V Westbrook, Howard Shores. John McKeon. Rofc?rt H McKeon. Raleigh B. McKeon. F P Tommasim, Edgar P Lyons. Wil liam J. Cavanaugh, Fred Shingle Horace J Brown. Ax ton F Jones and Rosslter L. Mike]. The indictments charged mis representation in the purchase of the Brownmoor Oii company and McKeon Drilling company In let ters to financial bidders. Other charges included the allegation that directors received stocks for their own benefit which were to have paid part of the purchase and that the financial condition of the organization was misrepresented to stockholders and the dividends were taken from the capital stock Wrong Man On Spot CHICAGO, Dec. 5.—>.-?»>—It’s a good thing for A. L. Smith that the gangsters he met last night took a good look at him. He was walking along near his home when two men with an auto mobile and a machine gun invited him to get into the car. But im mediately afterward they made him stand in front of the light of the automobile and decided they had made a slight mistake. •This." said the driver, ‘is the wrong fellow for this ride." • Yes. buddy." added the machine gunner, "get along home Sorry we made the mistake, but glad it was po worse." Kleberg Files Costs AUSTIN. Dec 5 —Onlv Richard M. Kleberg of Corpus Christ! and Thomas B. Smilev of Karnes City of the eiaht candidates in the spe cial fourteenth district congre; sional election had filed expense accounts today with the secretary of state. Kleberg, who was elected to fill the unexpired term of the late I Harry M Wurrbach soent *2.233 05 and Smiley cxoendeH $326. their 1 sworn statements said. COME ON IN — THE SNOWS FINE! • ---- _ I ___I Surr enough, it's winter! And smiling Alice Gunnison <left» of Scarsdale. N. Y.. and Patsy Higgins <right! of New York City hardly gave the snow a chance to completely cover the ground before they were out on their skiis. Here they are, ready for a slide down a hill side near Carmel. N. Y. SLAIN WOMAN’S MATE HELD IN INVESTIGATION; Headless, Decomposed Body Is Found Near Creek SAPULPA. Okla. Dec 5.—(A**— Three investigators from the office of Sheriff Willi* Strange of Creek county spent the morning check ing the story told by Claud Mor gan, estranged husband of Nora Morgan. 43. whose body was found Thursday in brush along the banks of Polecat creek near here. Morgan was arrested near Bris tow late yesterday by Sheriff Strange and brought to Sapulpa for questioning:. Strange said he would not decide whether to press charges against Morgan until the men assigned to the case reported to him. Morgan was sought all day ves terdav after a daughter of Mrs. Morgan. Mrs. R. F Edison. Tulsa. Identified the headles* body and told officers of trouble between the two over domestic differences. Sheriff Strange said he did not believe Morgan left his home yes terday and remained away all day because of fear of arrest The body, badly decomposed, was found bv two hunters. Mrs. Mor gan disappeared from her home in Tulsa Sept. 3. Gloria to Return NEW YORK. Dec. 5. ..P—Gloria Swanson and her husband. Michael Fanner, wealthy young Irish sports man. were expected here this after noon en route to Europe on a honeymoon trip. • They were married Nov. 9 in Yuma. Ariz.. as soon as Miss Swan son's divorce from her third hus band. the Marquis de la Falaise de la Coudrav. was made final. They I had been married once before, Aug. i 16. in Elmsford. N. Y. but legal , question arosa about the ceremony which was performed before the divorce was final. DEPUTY SHOT FIRST, MINE WITNESS SAYS Officers Ambushed, Is Contention Of State MOUNT STERLING, Ky, Dec 5 iTestimony that deputy sheriffs fired the first shots in the May 5 clash in which four men were killed near Evarts. Ky.. introduced to day by the defense in the trial here of W. B. Jones. Harlan county mine union officer and one of ten men charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the fight. The testimony was given by A. L. Vanover. Harlan county fanner and owner of a small mine, wh*. was brought here on an attachment after failing to answer a subpoena He explanied his failure to answer the subpoena by saying he had b.;n 1U. Vanover said he was plowing in a field near the scene of the fight and saw some automobiles come up. He said a man alighted from one of the cars and started shooting. The shots, he said, were fired in rapid succession. The state con tends the automobiles containing deputy sheriffs were ambushed by the miners who, It claims, fired first. Freshman Withdraws Charges on Students WHEELING. W Va . Dec 5. — Paul Black, who yesterday filed assault charges against Robert Campiglio. high football scorer of the nation, and four other West Liberty State Teachers* college stu dents. withdrew the accusations in Justice of the Peace Lee Dobbs' court today on advice of counsel. Black stipulated he would drop the charges if the students would let him alone but also agreed to obey all freshmen rules or submit to pun is hr enl HJs charges were > based on an enforced haircut. TEAMS TIED 0-0 AT END FIRST HALF SAN BENITO WINS B1 DISTRICT TITLE (Bv Staff Correspondent! SAN BENITO. Dec 5 —The San Benito Hounds defeated Aransas Pass 41 to 0 here this afternoon on a muddy field to win the bi-district class *‘B’ championship The Hounds had the visitor* out classed from the opening gun. scor ing 16 first dovns to 2 for the visitors The score was 14 to 0 at the half Outstanding star* for the Hounds were Mayfield and Dillue In the line and Anderson and Mangrum in the backfield. Touchdowns were scored by An derson. 2; and Roberta, Sloan and Mangrum. KEZAR STADIUM. San Fran cisco. Dec 5.—Southern Meth odists Mustangs and St. Mary's Gaels met here this afternoon In an intersectional game before more than 30 000 fans The weather was fair. Insuring ideal footing for open style of play. St Mary's kicked off and the Mustangs put the ball In play on their 28-yard line. A 14-yard pasa netted a first down. They kicked and the Gaels were penalized 15 yards to their three-yard line Brovelli punted out to his 35. St Mary's held on her 30 and kicked to the Mustang 30. Brovelli tore off 18 yards around left end from punt formation to the Mustang 42-yard line. Brovel ii [luiuro out ui uuiiuua uu me Methodist 26-yard line. Sprague pessen to Oliver for nine yards. Gilbert passed to Mason behind the line and he ran through center for 9 yards. Travis, substi tute for Oliver, made a first down on the Gael 47. The short pass play gave the Mustangs another ttrst down on the 37. Gilbert passed to Mills for eight yards Mason made a firs* down on the 21 yard line Score Southern ' Methodist 0. St. Mary's 0. Neely's attempted field goal from the 25-yard line fell short. Baird lacked a yard of first down on the 30-yard line and Brovelli kicked to the 27-yard line Fischer nailed Mason on the St. Marys 10-yard line following a 30-yard run after a 20-yard pass. The St Mary 's line held three times. Mason was dropped on the one-yard line. The play lacked a loot of being a first down. Brovelli kicked out to the 30 yard line. Gilbert passed to Travis for 28-yards and a first down on the one-yard line. Travis was held at left guard. Mason was downed on the onc-foot line Again the Gaels held on the iourth down. Mastn being tossed for a three yard loss by Baird at left end. Mason being tossed for a three ! the St. Mary's 42-vard line. Baira passca incomplete. Brovelli ploughed through center for 10 yards for a first down on the Mustang's 47 1 yard line. S. M. U. was offside after Baira j gained seven. Brovelli made six , yards Beasley made six yards and a first down around right end as Score: Southern Methodist 0; St. . Mary s 0. - ■ ■ ■ TULANE C OMPLETES UNDEFEATED SEASON | TULANE STADIUM New Or i Iran*. Dec. 5.—t/P»—Tulane Uni versity completed a 11-game srhed t ule undefeated and untied today. ! taking Washington State Into camp 28-14 in today's finale. A crowd of 20.000 was reluctant ! to leave the stadium as the game ended, hailing Tulane not only as Southern Conference champions, but claimants of the national title ; as well. Tulane uncovered a spectacular passing attack to turn back the constant threat of the Pacific coasters. Washington ate 14, Tulane 28 Duke-North Carolina. 14; Wake* forest-Davldson-N. C State 0. Western Maryland 6. U. of Mary land 41, Oklahoma City University 6; Uni versity of Oklahoma 0 i Tennessee 13; N. Y. U. TEXAN NAMED TO RUN FOR i SPEAKERSHIP Rainey Of Illinois Is Demo Choice For Leader WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. UPi — Without a ripple of dissension, house democrats today selected Garner of Texas and Ramey of Il linois as their candidates for speak er and leader, respectively. There was no opposition to either and the placing in nomination of the names of the southerner and the northerner loosed a flood of oratory by their friends. Each was chosen by a loud chorus of ayes. Ontv One Absent The election of Rainey was as sured by the withdrawal several days ago of O’Connor of New York and McDuffie of Alabama, along with the other contenders. Both O'Connor and McDuffie. In behalf i of party harmony, seconded his nomination today. Only one of the 219 house demo crats was absent as they pushed ! ahead with selection of candidates for the other house posts and set : tlement of the one remaining major point of dispute before the caucus— decision whether there shall be a i liberalization of the house rules. One of the last rrmaintng major points of dispute was removed b« iore the caucus began. Advocates of a party steering fommittee an nounced they would not press this issue, which is opposed by Gamer. The committee would have acted as a war council in determining party j decisions in the house Wish Them Lurk Before the roll call, the demo crats crowded around Gamer and Rainey to wish them luck in the fight for the speakership. Gainer sat at his old seat on the floor quietly smoking a cigar. His name was placed In nomination for the speakership by his colleague. Summers of Texas Cullen of New j Vork. leader of the Tammanv dele gation. seconded the nomination Other seconding speeches were , by Ayres, of Kansas. Collier of Mississippi, Connery of Massachu setts. Byrns. Hastings of Oklahoma, j Mrs. Norton Greenwood, of In . diana. Wilson of Louisiana. Steven son of South Carolina, Taylor of Colorado. Dickinson of Missouri. Driver of Arkansas. Drane of Flor ida. and Garrett of Texas. Texas Prisoners Aid Relief a^und HUNTSVILLE. Dec. 5. <T>-Un fortunates in the state penitentiary have done their bit for those out side The more than $200 proceeds of the minstrel show given by convicts last night went to needy citizens of Walker and Montgomery counties. Former Ambassador 1 o Japan Succumbs SANTA BARBARA. Calif. Dec. 5. (fl*)—A distinguished career In Iceal and diplomatic circles closed late yesterday with the death of Charles Mac Veaah. 71. who was U. S ambassador to Japan from 1925 to 1929 Large Still Seized FLECTRA. Dec 5 —Three men were charged today before the U S commissioner at Wichita Palls with manufacture of liquor, after a raid near Electra early today In which a 500-gallon still and a large quantity of mash and liquor were seized. The men charged were Duke Martin. Jess Leverett and Ciyde Hamilton Tariff Wrangle On PARIS. Dec 5—fJPl— Direct negotiations between Prance and England concerning the new Brit ish tariffs appear to have encount ered difficulties wethh may delay a stan of the conference tentative ly scheduled for next week. It was understood the British government left little hope for a favorable solution regarding ad justment of tariffs between the two countries and It was thought likely the project would be given up for the phesent. Extradition Sought DALLAS. Dec. 5 —4 —Dallas of ficers were advised today that Sam Cooper man. charged here by in dictment with stock sale swindling, had been arrested m Memphis. Tenn.. and was being held there for return to Dallas to answer the charges. Sheriff Hal Hood was preparing a request for his ex tradition to Texas. Drillers Injured ODESSA, Dec. 3. <-»»>-^Ioe Kill* bourn and George Mo*,hoIder oil driller*, were overcome by gas yes terday while working at a Gulf-Mc Elroy well 17 miles south or Odessa. Klllboum regained consciousness and dragged hi* companion to safety. Mossholdera condition was report ed serious. Houston Man Charged HOUSTON. Dec 5 V—Jack Co vin. 26. was held under $500 bond todav on charges of conspiracy to violate the interstate commerce act. Meanwhile, department of Justice agents sought another man and a woman on the same charges. Six others already l.ad been taken Into custody and released on bail theTweather For Brownsville and the Valley: Cloudv and unset tled Saturday night and Sunday, probably with occa sional light rains this afternoon and Saturdav night; not much change I in temperature.