The Lampasas Daily Leader (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 59, Ed. 1 Monday, May 14, 1934 Page: 4 of 4
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The Lampasas Daily Leader
J. H. ABNEY & SON
Herbert J. Abney, Publisher
Entered at the postoffice at Lampasa:
March 7, 1904, as second-class mail
THE LAMPASAS DAILY LEADER
(Payable in Advance)
One month ......................................$ .4C
Three months ........ $1.00
One year ..................... $4.00
The Leader is authorized to mak<
the following political announcements
subject to the primary election h
For Sheriff, As/sr. & Tax Collector:
A. R. HARVEY (re-election) v
JNO. B. DAVIS.
R. E. (Bob) POOLE
J. B. (Barney) PRESTON.
For County Judge:
J. J. MONTGOMERY.
J. C. ABNEY.
J. TOM HIGGINS (re-election)
For District Attorney:
JIM K. EVETTS, of Belton.
HENRY TAYLOR (re-election).
For County Treasurer:
MRS. HARRY EASTERS.
MRS. JOHN B. TAYLOR.
For Commissioner, Precinct No. 1:
HOSEA BAILEY (re-election).
I. N. HART
AARON (Pete) CUMMINS.
For Public Weigher in Lampasas:
R. E. (Bob) LANDRUM.
For District Clerk:
S. A. WORD (re-election).
For County Attorney:
J. J. BYRNE.
J. SYLVESTER LEWIS.
For Congress, 21st District:
C. L. SOUTH of Coleman.
E. E. (Pat) MURPHY
of San Angelo
CULBERSON DEAL of San Angelc
For County Clerk:
D. N. CORNETT (re-election).
STONY SHELL GROWS
SLOWLY OVER GIRL,
INCASING HER BODY
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 13,
The spectre of a slow though pain-
less death from calcinosis, which, ii
unchecked, ultimately will incase her
limbs and body in a stony shell, like
the shards of a beetle, hovers over
19 year old Gertrude von Ravens-
Staff doctors of the Los Angeles
County General Hospital, who are
treating the girl, said Saturday that
in the few cases recorded the disease
has been fatal in about ten years.
“Death follows the hardening of
the chest wall, which prevents breath-
ing,” one of them explained.
To all appearances Miss von Ra~
vensberg is the picture of health, ex-
cept for two large and several small-
er shell-like formations on each of
“They are not painful,” she said,
“except when the edges are pushed
against the encircling soft tissues by
pressure of the fingers or by bending
“I can walk, yes, but I want to
climb mountains, take long hikes. I
want to dance and run and jump
like any other human being.”
Ossified spots appeared on her legs
about three years ago. They grad-
ually spread and for a year she was
For the last year and a half Miss
yon Raverisberg has been able to stand
and walk. Doctors explained that
calcinosis does not affect' the mus-
cles, but only the surface tissue, un-
derneath the skin.
FIRST HEAD OF HOUSTON
LAND BANK EXPIRES
DALLAS, May 13.—M. H. Gossett,
75, first president of the Federal Land
Bank of Houston, former member of
the Texas legislature and author -of
important Texas laws, died Sunday
at the home here of a daughter, Mrs.
W. M. Anderson.
Gossett was born February 3, 1859,
in Cherokee County, Texas, and mov-
ed with his parents to Henderson
County while a boy. He received his
education in public schools of that
county and later studied law n the
office of Manion & Adams at Kauf-
man. He was admitted to the bar
He moved to Athens and practiced
law several years, and -was elected
county attorney of Henderson Coun-
ty, serving from 1883 to 1885. Later
he moved to Kaufman and was active
in law practice there ur^i 1906. In
December, 1884, he married Miss
Willie Mason of Kemp, Kaufman
In 1891 and 1893 he was elected
to the legislature from Kaufman
County and became active in sup-
port of legislation advocated by Gov-
ernor James Stephen Hogg. He was
one of the late Governor Hogg’s clos-
est personal friends and political ad-
Gossett was author of the Texas
alien land law and was leader in the
house and co-author when the exist-
ing stock and bond law was passed
at the behest of Governor Hogg.
He moved to Dallas in 1906 and
formed a law partnership with W.
J. J. Smith; was president for a time
of the Sam Houston Life Insurance
Co.; then retired to his extensive
farms in Henderson County, where
he lived several years.
When the Federal Land Bank of
Houston was organzed in 1917, Gos-
sett was elected president by the
board of directors, meeting in Wash-
ington, and served as president un-
til 1932, when he became chairman
of the board, at Houston. He serv-
ed until January 1, 1934, when he
resigned because of ill health and
returned to Dallas.
Gossett was active in Masonic or-
ders for many years.
Survivors are his widow; four chil-
dren, Gary M. Gossett, Houston; Mrs.
L. W. Kinnear, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs
William M. Anderson, Dallas; and
Mrs. L. E. Bruce, Houston; a brother,
E. F. Gossett, Houston, and three
sisters, Mrs. T. B. Mason, Fort Worth;
Mrs. W. J. Greer, Wabash, Ind., and
Mrs. O. R. Erwin, Dallas.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCHES
“Adam and Fallen Man” was the
subject of the lesson-sermon which
was read in all Churches of Christ,
Scientist, on Sunday, May 13. The
golden text was “As in Adam all
die, even so in Christ shall all be
made alive” (1 Cor. 15:22). Among
th!o( citations whicjh comprised the
lesson-sermon is the following from
the Bible: “And the Lord God called
unto Adam, and said unto him /where
art thou?” (Genesis 3:9).
Ttyie Iesson/-sermon also included
the following passage from the Chris-
tian Science textbook, “Science and
Health with Key to the Scriptures”:
“Adam, represented in the scriptures
as formed from dust, is an object-
lesson for the human mind.. The ma-
terial senses, like Adam, originate in
matter and return to dust, are proved
non-intelligent. They go out as they
came in, for they are still the error,
not the truth of being. When it is
learned that the spiritual sense, and
not the material, conveys the im-
pressions of Mind to man, then be-
ing will be understood and found to
be harmonious.” (page 214).
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HAMILTON JURY FAILS
Denton County said he would de- Barrow when he saw him. So im- 1 BURGLARS RAID TWO
TO AGREE AND DISMISSED mand the death penalty. T. R. Books, pi-essed was the sheriff with the in-
_ - , 22, of Wichita Falls, who had picked formation that he drove to the spot
DALLAS May 11 _ Raymond up an accluaintance with Hamilton in where Barrow was believed to have
^ ’’ ’ 1 been seen but was unsuccessful in
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bassel spent
Mother’s Day in Temple with her
mother, Mrs. R. O. Gresham.
Try a Want Ad in The Daily Leader
PAT NEFF DONATES
BIG PARK TO STATE
AUSTIN, May 12.—President Pat
M. Neff of Baylor University, for-
mer governor of Texas, made a Moth-
er’s Day gift of 250 acres of land to
the state, Chairman D. E. Colp of
the state park board announced here
The land adjoins “Mother Neff
Park,” situated on the Leon river
in Coryell county near Moody and
McGregor. “Mother Neff Park” also
is the “Mother” of the state’s park
system, inaugurated during Neff’s ad-
ministration, Colp said.
Mrs. Lucile Summerow and Miss
Annie Maud Whigham were Sunday
visitors in Austin.
PLANE SETS NEW CROSS-
COUNTRY AIR MAIL RECORD
NEWARK, N. J., May 13.—A TWA,
Inc., air mail plane set a new trans-
continental mail record Sunday, fly-
ing the mail from Los Angeles to
Newark in 11 hours, 27 minutes. The
plane landed at Newark airport at
4:33 p. m. EST.
The record-breaking flight signaliz-
ed the first transcontinental trip made
by TWA since it resumed flying the
mails under a new postoffice con-
The old Los Angeles-Newark rec-
ord of 13 hours, 2 minutes elapsed
time was made Feb. 19, when the
Commercial Air Line whisked its final
Hamilton, who has looked down the Fort Worth railroad yards' was
many gun barrels-from the trigger na“ed as a co-defendant in the Lew-
end—had a respite from the fear of 1S n e case'
death tonight. Once again he escap- McLennan County authorities had
ed the prospect of the electric chair frved ‘hey wanted to try
as a jury trying the recent compan- Helton in that county on a charge
ion of Clyde Barrow disagreed and °f robbm/ a bank at West- wlth a
was dismissed; but the prospect of damand for the death penalty; and
other trials crowded upon him. ,f tbe death sentance should not be
The charge against him this time appl'ed e,ther Denton County or in
was that he was one of two men who tba Wast easa’ District Attorney Hurt
robbed the Grand Prairie State bank, of Dallaa made lb pla,n he 'vould seek
near Dallas, of $1,500 last March 19.;a second trlal,in ,the Grand Prairie
The state also sought to prove him : case and would ask for a chanee of
an habitual criminal. Two jurors jvellue-
held out for life imprisonment. Ten l
picking up the trail of the much
Johnson county deputy sheriffs
scattered out over the various high-
ways in a further search for Barrow
and the search spread to adjacent
counties as state highway police
asked help in guarding all roads.
Barrow was reported to have been
seen Saturday in the vicinity of
(Temple Moring News)
Burglars broke into the Famous
store Saturday night or Sunday
morning and stole about 25 bathing
suits of the new California type,
valued at from $5.95 to $10, an un-
determined quantity of women’s hose
and a number of women’s dresses.
Estimates of the total loss could not
be arrived at yesterday. The cash
register and safe were not molested.
Entrance was made by cutting off
Wichita Falls and another time the a large padlock from the front door
same day at Windthorst in Archer i with powerful clippers and then pry-
Mrs. P. H. Creekmore and daugh-
voted for a death sentence. Judge I BARROW SEEN NEAR CLEBURNE ter> Miss Lm-line, Miss Betty Young
Noland G. Williams dismissed the
and Marvin Adams visited friends in
jury at 4:30 p. m. today after it had FORT WORTH, May 14.—The | Taylor, Sunday,
deliberated 47 hours. ; search for will-o-wisp Clyde Barrow
Almost immediately, District At- and Bonnie Parker shifted from Ar-
torney R. L. Hurt handed Sheriff R. cher county and Wichita Falls Sun-
Jim Hosea Bailey, who is working
for the Commercial Credit Co., in
A. Schmid a warrant for Hamilton’s day to. the vicinity of Cleburne and j Fort Worth, came home to spend
arrest on a murder charge. It blam- Fort Worth when the couple were re- Mother’s Day with his parents, Mr.
ed him for the shooting of Major ported seen with two other men and
Crowson, prison guard killed when another woman about a mile and a
Clyde Barrow reputedly led a gang half west of Cleburne- on a lateral
which delivered Hamilton from a road.
and Mrs. Hosea Bailey.
Mrs. Edna Gibbons spent the week
end in Austin with friends. She was
Mrs. Rucker Northington and chil-
, . ! dren, Beulah Delle and Bettie Ann,
load of mail across the continent Texas prison farm in a dawn ma-j Sheriff Oran Smith of Johnson ' M. G. Northington and Fred Wolf
before surrendering the mail carrying chine gun raid last January 16. j county advised state highway police spent the week end in Temple with
job to army fliers. | Hurt expressed disgust at the out- j that he had been reliably informed Mrs. Fred Wolf and baby daughter,
Jack Frye, vice president in charge | come of the trial. He scornfully ar- j of the presence of Barrow and his Anna Georgiene. Anna Georgiene is
of operations, who was at the con-1 raigned the two jurors for “failing companion in crime with the three getting along nicely.
trols during the flight that made the! miserably to carry out their oath as others. | _
February 19 record, piloted the North- j jurors and voting against the death, Police in both Fort Worth and' The Elizabeth Taylor YWA will
lup Gamma that set the new speed ' penalty.” | Dallas were urged by radio to keep meet Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock
mark. A Douglass airliner was used All was in readiness, also, to send a sharp lookout for a black (Ford with Miss Polly Sartor to study the
on the February trip.
The ship took off from Los An-
geles at 2 a. m. (PST). It carried
Hamilton to trial at Denton next V-8) sedan with license plates be- Book of Duetronomy. Visitors are
Wednesday on a charge of robbing ginning with the figure “five.” ‘also welcome,
the Lewisville bank April 25, shortly j Smith refused to divulge the iden-
accompamed back to Lampasas by (355 pounds of mail and 85 pounds of j before his capture near Sherman.! tity of his informant but declared’ Roger Carpenter spent Sunday in
. . Cawiheld. express. County Attorney Judge Gambrill of j he was reliable and that he knew Paint Rock visiting friends.
ing open the main lock on the door.
There was evidence of much effort
in forcing open the door.
Thieves also went into the East-
side Drug store at 22nd street and
Acenue C some time Saturday night.
They took only a carton of cigai’ettes
and about $1.15 in pennies.
Entrance was gained by cutting
into the door and forcing open the
The robbery apparently happened
after 5:15 o’clock Sunday morning as
Nig’htwatchman Elmer Lewellen said
he tried the door at about that time
and it was all right.
Mrs. J. W. Rudasill of Bartlett and
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rudasill of Austin
were Sunday guests in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bolding. Mrs.
J. W. Rudasill is Mrs. Bolding’s
Mrs. Garvice White and little son
are in San Marcos to spend a short
time in the home of her, parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. O’Brien.
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