Pampa Morning Post (Pampa, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 113, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 7, 1931 Page: 1 of 6
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PAMPA DAII.\ NEWS
PAMPA MORNING POST
Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle
VOL. 1, No. 113.
Full (AP) Leased Wire
PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 7, 1931.
THE NEW PAMPA
Fastest Growing City in Texair
Panhandle Oil ard Wheat
(AP) Features anil Comics
PRICE FIVE CENTS
SOBS STORY OF FLAMING YuliTii
STANDARD OIL REFUSES PLEA TO RAISE CRUDE PRICE
DALLAS COMMUNIST ORGANIZERS ABDUCTED* BY ARMED GROUP
OUT OF T
Bu Perctcal Chridapker Wren. Author of
MVSTE1U0US VIM «W
HAD TO SLASH
TWO CLIENTS FEARED
JUST LEFT JUL
CAPTORS WARN MAN
Chapter l i
STRANGE ILLNESS '
Mellow afternoon sunlight flood- j
eel the beautiful jet austere consul-1
tation rocm. As the clock struck;
two, Dr. Charters, followed by Ills
secretary, a young woman, entered, j
Seating himself In his own corner.|
the doctor swiftly signed the letter.-:
placed before him, and then, with;
the words: I
I "Miss Loitderdcll in five minutes," j
dismissed the secretary.
! Dr. Charters, drawing from Ids
DALLAS, March 0. W)—Ocor.Te
Clifton Edwards, an attorney, io-
ported today that two et' his clients,
v. J. Coder unci Lewis Hurst, com-
munis, t organizers, were picked up
mid rushed away in an automobile
by a group of armed men laat night.
They had not been heard from
Edwards said he was forced into
ail automobile, separate frOm the
cne In which Coder and" Hurst
were placed, ui the same time, and
was released on u road near Dal-
Police said they had no informa-
tion about the reported abduction.
Edwards said he believed the men
had bean (aided to come secluded
.spot and flogged.
The men leccntly had been im-
plicated in difficulties with nty
authorities, and Edward* defend.d
them when they wrrs tried on
vagrancy charges in police court,
lie- was fined Tor contempt of
court dwin-j the trial.
At City Hall
The attorney said the men woie
waiting when he nnd his clients
emerged from the city hall after
he had obtained the release of
Coder and Hurst on an order frcm
Cliief of police Claude Trammel).
He said his hands were tied with
a rope, and a pistol was pressed
against his side. He was not in-
jured, but he was warned not
'defend communists" again, lis
believed he could identify two of
Coder and Hurst were sevw.y
beaten by prisoners in the jail run-
around, and were rescued by guard.-:
and placed in cells. The attfio1.
was madb on thetn after delivery
of a harangue on principles of
communism and racial equality, In-
cluding inter-marriage of neg oes
and white persons.
Clllef Trammell ordered the it-
lease of the agitators to Edwards
who had promised the meh wouM
leave town. Coder told invMtina-
tors he had been ordered to leave
Dallas by his suiieriors, who said
he had "started off wrong" In Di!-
H. Basconi Thomas, former S'nte
senator, announced he would ap-
peal to Governor Sterling to aid
in the arrest and conviction Of the
abductors. He termed the kidnap-
ing an "outrage and disgrace' to
the state and "an act to be con-
demned In the severest terms bv
all intelligent, respectable Tfexmi-".
Young Boys Held
For Petty Thefts
u??e. VX? W-^ar-old boys being
held In the city Jail in connection
with several petty thefts the last
few weeks will be turned over to
the county today, chief J. I. Downs
said • last night. "I believe they
should be sent to the reform school
for a- timft and see if that will im-
prove their behavior," the chief
City officers caught the two bovs
Thursday night breaking into a gro-
cery store in south Pampa. Last
week the boys were caught entering
a local bottling works.
Seemingly unconcerned at being in
Jail, the youngsters askod the chlaT
for sbap yesterday afternoon so that
they could take a shower. A few
fninutes after receiving the recces-
aary cleanser the boys yelled, "Hey.
chief, here is the 'soap, we sure had
•tome shower, and how about some
eats, we sure are empty."
MIAMI, March 6. (Special)—More
than 910,000 worth of oil well equip-
ment has been unloaded here for
use In the Prank Travis. No. t Joe
Cunningham test to be drilled two
miles from here.
No definite date hM been set for
Uie spudding in or the well tat It is
not likely to be before warm weath-
"t&vzr y&ue erry
Waffles may stick to tlie iron
(which they don't since the Pam-
pan's household achieved effi-
ciency In this department) but
Otto Studvr has Mlttd the toast
; problem with the rift of a. beau-
tiful electric toimtmaster. No
1 more scraping of burned toast,
i and the gift is greatly apprecia-
| Otto was one of tlie first Pampa
; Lions to jump into the sea of mat-
rimony after the club of bachelors
was formed. Since that day the list
has dwindled until a mere quartet
remains. Bob Tlmpson Is the only
original member who Is unattached.
A rent Klein calls up to a«k If
this matrimonial report is auth<
entlo or me My another report,
such as the ones circulated every
year when tlie Pampan took a
vacation The answer must be In
the interest of authenticity, for
Charlie Thut has mailed us a
properly signed certificate affirm-
ing the fact.
When Salesman McFolk conies to
town, a storm, usually comes with
him. For many months this has
seemed a strong coincidence.
* * A
Saturday he did not arrive, but
a storm did. He blamed the Pant-
pan's matrimonial venture .for Uie
disturbance of weather phenom-
ena. We deny the 'charge. The
weather nun kept his appoint-
ment with Mac, but the salesman j
for the paper house didn't keep !
It i.s not often that offenders who
reach the sheriff's office shed tears.1
Most of those who get In trouble |
take it stoically. Even the modern ,
young ladles are "hard." Down at'
Midland, however, there was a court.
scene recently In which tears were j
shed copiously . . . The reason: i
Sheriff A. C. Francis accidentally;
discharged a tear-gas cartridge. The i
defendant in the case being tried ;
got the full benefit of the gas and!
wept long—but not for his sins. j
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Many citizens are cleaning up I
through use of labor of Jobless |
men. Canadian has a plan under
which civic organisations are as-
sisting by raising funds to clean
up city property and premises not
usually attended to in other
* * *
Senator Thomas got congress
"told" in its closing minutes for
(See COLUMN, Page 01
pocket, a bunch of keys attached to j
a gold chain, unlocked a drawer, j
produced a book, unlocked tlie book,!
and, leaning bac in his ohahY stud-
ied the last entry that lie had made
In it. ;
Dr. Charters, proprietor and chief
phj Mclan of his famous nursing-
home, was quite unlike the popular I
conception oi> an eminent physician.!
A tall, well built and well dressed
man, he wore mustache, whiskers
and beard, in addition to luxuriant
Nor were the doctor's hands of
the type usually associated with
physicians, for they were hairy and
heavy, the lingers short and blunt.!
The doctor touched a button be-!
side hts desk; thtt door, or to be ex- |
net, two doors opened, and a beau-
til til girl, accompanied by the sec-
retary, entered \he room.
"Miss Lnudercietl," said the secre-
tary, and departed, closing the j
heavy doors silently behind her. As i
she did so it could be seen that a'
quietly dressed man sat on a heavy j
oak seat, once a monkish st ill, be-1
side the outer door whicii opened I
into a stone-flagged hall.
'•Good afternoon. Dr. Clvir'crs,",
said the girl, stating herseh. .
Tlie doctor studied the young face ,
framed in curling lair, noting the
healthy j.allcr of Its complexion,
and the look of grave intelligence
"How: are you feeling' today'/"
"A little better. I think."
"Evidently the medicine is agree-
ing with you."
"Yes, and the oilier was not. I ielt
worse every time I took It."
"How are you sleeping?"
•'M|uch better again, since we
changed the medicine and huiee--"
she hesitated—"since I refused to
have anything more to do with Dn
McAdoo and his treatment. He
not doing me any good," Doctor."
"Well, you're in my hands now;
and we'ro going to be all right now,
eh? And you'll do whatever I tell
you, and take whatever I give : ou
with Implicit obedience and faith,
"Yes, Doctor," replied the girl af-
ter an almost Imperceptible pause.
"I can't understand it. I was never
BLAIMED FOR CUT
(See STORY, Page 6)
WOULD BE FATAL FOR
PARTY TO ADOPT
KANSAS CITY, March 6. (a',—
A verdict jf acquittal today enc.ed
Mrs. Myrtle A. Bennett's bridge
game slaying trial.
Tlie Jury charged with determin-
ing whether the 35-year old widow
ielonlottsly killed her husband, John
O. Bennett, freed her alter deliber-
ating eight and one half hours.
Upon hearing the verdict. Mrs. Ben-
nett, wept, smiled and again was
"I thank you." she sobbed to the
jury, as J. Francis O'Stilllvan of
defense counsel placed his aims
about her to support her In her
Foremer Senator Jdmcs A. P.ee.l,
stocd above her, gray-haired, and
, grim from two weeks of legal battl •
j Ing to estAblsh that Bennett's death
was accidental, and not the dellh-
erote act of a wife enraged by her
husband's slops in ft bridge game
WASHINGTON, March 0. (/P>—A
barrage of criticism Issued today
from stalwart Democrats against
the proposal of Chairman Ruskoo
of the National committee that the
party adopt a platform calling for
state control of liquor.
fhe proposal, made yesterday at
a meeting of the committee, stir-
red up Instant opposition. The at-
tack was carried on today in a
series of oristllng statements.
Senator Glass, Democrat, Virginia,
contended prohibition was no', a
"party question" ana asserted "it
would be fatal for either party to
attempt to make It one".
At the same time, Senator Sl ep-
pard, Democrat, Texas, co-author
of the prohibition amendment, ap-
pealed for all Democrats, wet and
dry to unite in a movement to de-
feat Raskob's suggestion.
Senator Robinson of Arkansas,
the Democratic leader in the sen-
ate and 1928 vice-presidential can-
didate, contended "there Is great
danger that In bringing forward
now the subject of prohibition even
more Important issues may be neg-
lected and submerged".
No Trace of Girls
N Found by Officers
Late last night n<j trage of the
three girls who ran away from
Geary, Okla., last Saturday hail
been found, officers reported. Th y
believe the girls have managed to
slip cut of Pampa although officers
and parents werq only a few houn
behind them Thursday. They a:*
known to have been brought here
Wednesday night after the big
Descriptions are being, sent out
ov«r radio dally but no trace of
them has bedn found. Two of the
girls aro 15 years old flirid the other
girl is 10 years old. They wrtru
wearing blue overalls when list
seen and one of them was carrouu
a hat box.
HOPES FOR SOLUTION!
MAY SOLVE OIL
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 6. (J'i !
Governor W. H. Murray of Okla-\
homa, one of the leaders in the up- '
hill fight to restore the oil Indus- i
try's prosperity, was told late to-;
day by E. G. Seubert, president of'
Standard Oil of Indiana, that eco-'
nomic conditions were to blame for i
the recent drastic price cuts for ;
Seubert answered a request from
Murray that the Stanolind Crude<
Oil Purchasing company, which inl- ,
Hated the approximately 40 cent
per barrel reductions restore its for- J
mer prices. Stanolind is a Standard ;
Oil of Indiana subsidiary. j
The oil man blamed domestic ov-1
erproduction, increased drilling,
willingness of producers to accept
lower prices and the action erf hts
competitors In taking advantage of
the situation. He said Standard
could not meet competition at tlie
old $1.07 per barrel average scale
and that "nothing short of fair and
united action by all producers 111
the big producing states will change
the present situation.'
Men; Is Record
There are more drinking wom-
en arretted in Pampa thuu their
are men. Prove it? Yes:—Dur-
ing the months of January and
February, or since James Todd,
Jr., took office at Justice of the
peace, he has fined 18 women
lor drunkenness and only 14
men. Since W. S. Baxter, Justice
of the peace, place 2, took of-
lice February 10, he has fined
nine wc.nen and only seven me.i
on charges of drunkenness.
Totaled, there were 27 womrn
paid fines on drunken chargos,
and only 21 men. The aoove
fines do not Include charge-, of
vagrancy but straight drunken-
"Women are the hardest to
handle when under the influe-
enee o; liquor,1' the two Justices
said last niyht. "They are aiso
the last to admit they are drunk,
III VICE CASE
DETECTIVES GO AFTER
EVIDENCE IN GORDON
NEW YORK, March 6. Pri-
vate detectives were at work today
on the murder of nose-slain Vlvlail
Cordon as New York's police de-
partment, with 18,000 of the "finest"
at its command, knocked in vain
at a "wall of silence".
It was Charles B. McLaughlin,
MiuTay^dTwateor united action I V?
by states, said the Seubert telegram i ^ ? „ iy, , V
bore out his position on the domes*; dc>te;'ti\e agency, a step .Ti-
tle oil situation. Earlier In the day ">ost unprecedented In the long
, uu « u..^ hlshorv nf nrmolveri killi
he had I Indicated his belief that the
oil states will be forced to take their
own sort of action to combat the
flood of foreign oil.
Tlie Standard president expressed
hope the Conference of oil states
tailed by Murray for next Monday
at Texarkana, Texas, would mark
history of unsolved killings here.
The private detectives have been
authorized to proceed "regardless
of cost", find to concentrate on
what were called the "world wMo
ramification.'." of the slaying of the
henna-haired demi-mondaine and
blackmailer, who had been seeking
evidence to back her ch;iree th-it
the turn toward improved condi- j a policeman and her former lms-
tlons. The Texarkaiia conference
follows one at Fort Worth last week j
end at which Murray Suggested the
states bar importers of foreign oil
and when efforts were made to se-
cure a uniform conservation pro- j
Several representatives of produc-1
trig states are expected at Texar- j
kaiia, Although Governor Murray
said late today that he had been
advised that Governor Arthur Sp-
ligman of New Mexico would not
send a representative and that it
was doubtful if suggested oil relief
legislation could be pushed through
in Texas, where the legislature is
(See HAD TO, Page C)
Mercury Drops to
At 12 o'clock last night the ther-
mometer at the Santa Fe depo*
registered 22 degrees above zero und
appeared to be starting a stead/
drop as a cold Wind swept out cf
the north. At 8 o'clock the tem-
perature was 23 degrees.
Tlie snow which started falling
early yesterday morning stooped
early last) evening and all indica-
tions were for a Clearance in
weather. However about 0 o clock
another strong wind from the north
put In an appearance and another
Roads leading out of Pami>a
were in fairly good condition yes-
terday, bus drivers reported. Ex-
cepting where large snowdrifts hud
tilled the road?, mud had practical-
ly disappeared, they said.
Many Thefts Are
Reported in City
band "framed" her on a vice chni'30
eight years ago.
Dozens of witnesses have betn
questioned und scoie.s of leads fol-
lowed since, her body was .ossed in-
to a Bronx park eight niyhts ago,
but "no headway of any great in:-
Ijcrtance" has been made, Mc-
Laughlin said today. He explained
he was paying the detectives out
cf his own pocki't, but expected to
get his money back.
The voluminous diaries of tlie
slain woman, who had contracts
with the half-world and the rc-i.lm
of finance, were believed to eon-,
tain name.') of persons in Canada,
Europe and distant parts of the
United States. The private detec-
tive agency was a far-flung organ-
ization suited to running down dis-
tant clues, McLaughlin said.
One of the first tasks is to ciit-
cover the meaning of a mysterious
entry referring to money paid out
by Miss Gordon to a "ban!: In Oslo,
Meanwhile the grand iuiv con-
tinued digging out of the woman's
past a strange mixture o£ racketeer*
and playboys, mother love and tour
cf murder, and such names as Arn-
C/ltl Rotlystein, gambler who "got
his", and the bull-necked Vanne
SAN ANTONIO, March 0. <*>i—
Verdlfct of suicide and murder fol-
lowing the death of Elvira RamUc?,
18, and Jesus Mendoza, 19, was re-
turned today by Justice of the Pea'r
John F. Onion after an inqu-i-t.
K, Johnson of the Smith Sepa-
rator company, South Cuyler street, r The girl was found dying' in a
reported to city police last night at j bedrcom at her heme after ihre-
10 o'clock that a lap robe and a shots were heard In the loom. Mexi-
can of oil had been stolen from hi*, dwo ran from the house and his
car parked In front of the State ■ body was found shortly afterward a
theater. j block away. The girl was ruined
Mr. Johnson discovered his loss > to a hospital but died en route,
when lie left the theater. I A pistol was In Mendoza's right
♦Many petty thefts are being re-! hand when the body was found, a
irtetl every day and the chief Is i bullet had pierced his heart. Tlie
T IIItEG ARE ARRESTED
issuing w arnings to every car own-
er to lock the doors eK his car even
though he Is to be gone only a few
minutes. Articles "have been stolen
cAit of cars while persons have been
purchasing cigarettes In sight of
their can, the chief say*.
ihot three times In the
A rabbit with two horns on each
side of its head was killed on Beouf
island near Marthasville, Mo., and
to now on exhibit there.
RECORD BOOK IS TAKEN
GIRL RACKET EXPOSED
WHEN DANCER LEAVES ]
ROOK WITH FRIEND
LOS ANOELES. March 0. </?-■
A wealthy real estate and oil pro-
moter, John P. Mills, a dancer, Mrs. \
Olive Clark Day, and an er.'twhUe
theatrical pre.'-s agent, Willioni
Jcbelmann, were arraljuiec. here to-
day on statutory charges invol 'ir.'t
a love market. Preliminary hear-
Ini: was set tor March 31.
The district, attorney's office re-
vealed disagreement over money
matters and a fist fight between
JoUelinann and Mrs. Day led to the
Mrs. r.ay had given a card in^cx
to '4 friend for safe keeping Hi-
lt.oked into )t and found his 13-year
eld sister-in-law listed with some
hundred other pirls, and scores of
men clients, and turned the matter
over tc the district attorney.
A luxurious apartment In the
Hollywood hills, nnd records of wnek
end assignment Of yOrng girls for
hips to lower California and else-
where and notations about, the
"fees" wore found. A number i (
the girls listed In tlie index, nqed
between 12 and 20, were invesugbv
ed and placed in technical custody
as witnesses for the state.
Mrs. Day formerly Oilve Love
Clark or LewUton, Maine, and a
dance t here, was on tlie verge of
collapse during arraignment in the
municipal court. She v,at taken to
the district attorney's office after
arraignment, where, It was an-
nounced, she related details of furn-
ishing young girls to business men
for entertainment purposes.
The bedy of Deputy Sheriff
Warren Belcher is to be deliv-
ered to the courthouse of Calla-
han county at Balrd, Texas, nerrt
Monday mcrnlng. Of course ttv1
deputy is to be alive, and all tlvr
but according to the strau&t-
way the State cf Texas has o.
ordering witnesses to appear it
would seem that the witness At
should be dead. . " "'
Gray county's chief deputy is
to be a state witness ut the trial |! Tr. . n
cf C. S. McBrlde, charged wi'.h I L I I L
murder, A former sentence of I t'.LLu
50 years was not sustained and ' I_
another trial has been called In*
the case. Mr. Belcher says he
will leave Sunday and return as
soon as possible as 31st dlstilct
court convenes here Monday.
WAS TO MARRY ARLENE
Is Held for
Arrival of Father
The 13-year-old boy being held
In the city jail waiting the arrival
of his father from Carnegie, Okla..
is taking life complacently. He had
two companions yesterday and
teemed quite happy. He fina.iy
admitted to officers Thursday al-
ter noon that he had run away from
home. He said his parents v.oie
separated and he was going to
His father was immediately noti-
fied that the boy was here, lie
told officers lo hold him and he
would be here Sunday to talc* his
boy back to Oklahoma.
The boy said he didn'nt want to
go to the reform school at Granite
TESTIMONY VARIES IN
HILLSBORO, Ore., March 1. ;'f>)
—Stressing the time element In the
mysterious death of Mri Leone
Bowles, Portland society matron,
the state introduced today state-
ments of her husband, Nelson C.
Bcwlcs, and Mis# Irma T.oucks,
Jointly'cm trial for the nlleryecl mur-
The statements were made to of-
ficials the day after Mrs. Bowles
was stabbed to death last Novem-
ber 12 in the apartment jC Ml*:s
Loucks, former secretary to Howies.
The defense case Is built around
the contention Mrs. Bowles killed
herself she learned of her hus-
A nutter or 20 minutes, yet 'in-
accounted lcr, was the point abciiit
which testimony revolved today.
From statements the state read
Bowles and Miss Lc ticks left her
apartment on the morning of Mrs.
Bowles' death, and he reached hi.;
office at 8:30 a.m., on his desk was
a notation atklng him to call his
wife, he did, he said, and was In-
formed she was downtown.
Bowles' statement, said he had no
sooner received this Inlormation
than he had a call from Miss
Lcucks saying Mrs. Bowles was at
her apartment and demanding en-
In contradiction to this state-
ment, one made by Miss Loucks was
read to the jury quoting her as
having said Mrs. Bowles did not
reach the apartment until 10 am.
She then called Bowles, .-he snld.
and he arrived 10 or 15 minutes
Both statements declared Mrs.
Bowles killed herseli shortly aftt.r
vy lUL iijuiui ai.uuui ui/ uraniic IkT* WM! _1
because it had big walls, but that'Nine Plied NameS
he wouldn't mind going to Pauls
Valley. He was hard with officers
when Salvation Army workers first
lound him but he soon became
scared and told the truth or hi«r
Bonds Are Set for
In McLean Election
M'LEAN, Mar. 0. (Special)—Tha
city election will be held April 7,
it has been decided and nine names
have already been received to be
placed on the ballot for various of-
fices. All city officers' time expires
2 Mpn fnr Thoff 'his year except Alderman E. J. tan-
_L der- nntl M- T- Wllkerson.
Hnnrf fm. n„i„ . I Candidates announced to Thursday
man t ° m L ,u " ^a^e" | night: for mayor, Jot Montgomery.
an Jones, held in the county jail incumbent, and D. N Mussev fo1*
In connection with the Ittiding of1 secretary W E Boican incumbent*
a saddle, check protector, tools and f0r alnerman F H Bcurland in-
day nl"ht wa?t« ntT ! cuinbent' Ev" «"e7 Incumbent,
oay nuht, was seh at $1,000 each John C Havnes W T WllMon l>
1 ;t-"sslv.!?- A A '
So far no one has announced for
It is expected that more names
will be placed on the ballot before
the final day ol enrollment.
Jr., Justice of the peace. Dale stat-
ed that he would probably make
bond today. Jones said It would.
in all probability, be Impossible foi
him to make bond.
The saddle found was Identified
by Jim Saunders. It was found In Va *« rn„i. « .
a trunk in the Dale home, offIcen 1 -NegrO Takes French
say. The check protector was lo.en-
tlfied as one stolen from the Wilcox
Oil and Gas company's warehouse
almost a year ago.
Both Dale and Jones waived
examining trial when brought be-
fore Justice Todd.
Tlie Austrian cabinet lias decided
to petition Pope Pius to enter ne-
gotiations for a concordant to set-
tle principally the Austrian marri-
A colorum (religious fanatic) plot
to capture the island of Corregldor,
I with massacre of the entire Amerit
can garrison, was disclosed last
night by army officers,
Leave from Jail
A negro youth, held In the oltv
Jail In concctlon with the theft of
an overcoat, took French leave .'ate
yesterday afternoon and the lust
seen of him he was leaving to wit,
putting one foot ahead ot the othe-.
The negro had been let out of his
cell to do some sweeping In the
large Jail room and made good ti!r.
escape when he found a. window
that would open.
He left town via Foster avenue
according to a man who told ot'i-
cpra he saw a negro running won.
The negro answered the 4m, ip-
| tlon of the missing prisoner.
"WE SEEMED MADE FOR
; EACH OTHER," IS
| VALPARAISO, Ind., March 6. ,/P
| —Virgil Klrkland today hold his
story of the "flaming youth" part
on which Arlene Dravea died.
On trial for his life, charged
| with attack and murder, the 30-
| year old former football star wept
| and sobbed at times as he descr.b-
: ed the evening last November at a
I Oary home and Its aftermath.
He denied he slugged the girl. He
admitted Intimacy with her that
evening, but claimed It was volun-
tary. Four other youths at thv
party also are charged with attack
and murder. *
"'Course I did'!" he cried, bowing
his head, when Barrett Chara, de-
fense lawyer, asked If he loved the
18-year old Arlene. They were En-
gaged, he asserted, and motored t;
Valparaiso two wwlW before
tragedy intedinr to be married.
Cbunge('. Her Mind
"But 'Babe' changed her inind
becaure her folks objected that &he
was too young," Klrkland testified
The state charges he struck her be-
cause she resisted him. He dented
that, and t<aid she fell out of
chnir and injured her head.
"•No, I'm not hurt'", he reuprc-
sented Arlene as saving, putting
her hand to her head. Later, he
said, (he walked to an automobile,
rode to a "hot dog" stand w'.'.lf
I Klrkland, and two other youths,
! and went home "asleep" with Virgil
1 asleep on her shoulder.
Sleep of Death
But Arlene's "sleep" was death,
as Klrkland said he discovered when
tlie girl was left ut the home of
a Gary physician in the early hours
of a Sunday morning.
A romance with her bloomed, ho
said, in a Oary roadhouse whew
the younger people would go to
"We danced so well together," tie
elaborated, "we seemed to Ije m Vda
for each other."
The life of Arlene touched that
of Kirkland first when she was 15
and he 17.
Met In Dance Hall
"I saw her leaning against a
radiator," he said. "She appeals^
to me. and I asked her for a dance,
and she said 'sure'. She would noc
give me a date because her father
wanted her to wait until she who
Illustrating with hands a football
game in which he was a partici-
pant and Arlene a witness, Ki'tf-
"Suddenly a big fellow broke
through the line and came at me.
I tackled him; we went down, both
hurt. Arlene watched them carrj
me away. A few days later 'Babe'
and Marjorie (a girl friend) visited
me. We laughed and talked as
young folks will do. As the girls
left, Marjorie said 'go ahead, Bate,
give Virgil what you have for him'.
And she leaned over and kissed me.
I was stunned, and didn't know
what to do."
Kirkland's appearance attracted
an excited crowd of spectators thafi
laughed at certain testimony, bring-
ing a threat from Judge Orant
Crumpack';r to clear the court
Rebuttal of the state began fo! •.
lewing the resting of the defense's
case this afternoon.
WEST TEXAS-Fair, somewhat
warmer In north portion SatMrdfty;
EAST TEXAS—Mostly fair, milch
colder In southeast portiou Satur-
day; Sunday'fair. Fresh, p~—IMy
strong, northerly winds on to*
coast, diminishing by Saturday
mow In cast portion; ~ ~ *
warmer in west portion
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