Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 8, 1935 · Page 1
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Tuesday, January 8, 1935
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ALLRED DEFEATED-STEVEHSOH UPSETS TRADITION AND IS NAMED SPEAKER MAN HELD ON THREAT TO ASSASSINATE ALLRED AUSTIN, Jan. 8. W)—William McCraw of Dallas was sworn In as attorney general of Texas, today. AUSTIN, Jan. 8. W) — Coke Stevenson of Junction was elected speaker of the house of representatives of the 44th legislature today, 'defeating Bob Calvert of Hillsboro. The vote wa-; 80 to 68. Stevenson and Calvert jockeyed for the lead all through the count but Stevenson received his 75th and deciding vote when 143 Of the 148 votes were accounted for. Thruout the nominating speeches the political enmity between Governor-Elect James .V. Allred and former Governor James E. Ferguson, chief counsellor of the present administration 'of his wife, played a prominent part. Allred threw his support to the youthful Calvert while'the veteran Ferguson favored the re-election of Stevenson. ' In seconding speeches Stevenson's cohorts urged the members to not yield to the pressure of the incoming administration while Calvert spokesmen asked that Fergusonlsm be' banned forever from state government. By his election Stevenson broke a precedent. , He Is the only menifoe;p ever elected to a successive term as speaker. :AUSTIN, Jan. 8. (/P)—Ken M. Regan of Pecoa today was elected president pro. tentpore of the sen- aid. There was no dissenting vote. Kegan entered the senate two years. ago and today started the oScond half of his four-year term. Shortly after the election the senate adjourned until .tomorrow. 'AUSTIN, Jan. 8. (ff>)—A man reported to have made a threat to kill Governor-Elect James V. Allred was arrested by city officers here today. .The man, was'arrested on a street near: the 'University of Texas and was!: booked on a charge of drunkenness. Officers said he was in no condition to discuss the reported threat. They were inclined to discount • the report he Intended to harm the. governor-elect. /A woman informed the Rev. Charles Ci Robinson of Austin she had' heard a man remark in a fillIng: station .near' 'Taylor, aboutv30 miles'from. Austin, he" was going to the capital to kill Allred. The Rev. Robinson promptly telephoned police. The man arrested, was riding in,the automobile--thfe number of which the woman had obtained. , Allred made no comment immediately. , AUSTIN, Jan. 8. (£•)—The 44th i Texas . legislature convened in general session at 12:10 p. m. to. day. . Secretary of State W. W. Heath See ALLRED, Page 6 Scout Banquet l Invitations Are Mailedby Clark Invitations to, the sixth annual meeting of the Adobe Walls counr oil next .Thursday have been mailed from the office of Scout Executive G.'A, Clark. ••••".' The business sessipn will open at the city hall at ?;3Q o'clock, with president'A. G. Post presiding. Reports will be heard and officers will be elected. A banquet for the Scouters will begin at the First Baptist, church at '6:30 p. m. Plates will be 60 cents each, • .Among the latest. Items of organization to be reported will be the formation, of the new district of the pound! at Berryfort: Officials of this district have been elected as follows! Chairman, Roy Prewitt; troop organization, Jess Woodward; chapman of court of honor, Judge •W. H. Bewell; publicity, Ohas. Claybaugh; camping, John Gex; finance, Carl sails; Rural Scouting T. B. M.annlng; leadership training W. B. Jrvin. 4— »• Cattle Buyii$ to Be Resumed The finale has not been written or> cattle buying In Gray county. Purchasing will be done for the government at the Pampa stockyards tomorrow and on Thursday at McLean. Whether this will be the' last buy- Is -not ,known, according to County Agent Ralph Thomas, I Heard . . Miss Lprene McClintock mourning the loss of her pet'chameleon, which committed suicide last night. The animal lived on sugar for several months but suddenly decided that it would eat *»o more, persuasion apd force were tried to no avail and death followed. Not a puff or a long breath from Coach Odus Mitchell a7(er picking him U P tnls wornMi? en route to school. The cpaoh, bad juet run six blocks, which is a d,ajjy pustom with him.. Wonder how «mny ot his Harvesters can Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texap—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center autpa HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, . City of Pampa VOL. 28.- 140. 236 • (Pull (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA. GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 8, 1935. (Six Pages Today) m PRICE FIVE CENTS STATE POLICE OFFICER TESTIFIES IN TRIAL By WILLIAM A. KENNEDY (Copyright, 18SG, by The AflBoclatcd Press.) FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 8 (AP)—The Lindbergh nursery and the ladder on which Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., was alleged to have been carried to his death held no trace of finger- t prints, a police expert testified ' today in the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for murder. Prank A. Kelly, state police officer, who said he processed the nursery and the ladder, declared that of fingerprints he found "nobody's at all." His "expertness" was Immediately attacked by Edward J. BelUy, chief of Hauptmann's defense staff, In cross examination. Attorney General David T. Wil- entz asked Kelly: "You heard Mrs. Lindbergh's testimony and Miss (Betty) Gow's that they had been In the room?" "Yes, sir," he answered. "You mean then that you found no fingerprints of anybody?" "I. mean this—""Just answer the question." "No, sir, nobody's at all." After 'an exchange with the wit- nets about the Bertillon system, which Kelly declared was absolute as an identification means, Reilly pressed him: "Now, you want us to belelieve, do you, that although Mrs. Lindbergh had been in the nursery that evening, Miss Gow had been over to the medicine cabinet and the medicine table and given the child, I believe, cough mixture and had rubbed the child's chest .with a jar of Vicks and hadi been around the medicine, table, shown in the state's exhibit S-9, you could find no finger prints?" "Of value?" Kelly qualified. Wilentz first turned to the Lindbergh nursery and had Kelly tell See FINGERPRINTS, Page 0 City Manager Will Draw Up- Project Plans If and when the federal government intends to apportion large sums for work relief projects, the City of Pampa will be ready with proposals for local work. The commission last night -instructed City Manager C. L. Stine to prepare specifications on several possible projects, including a Cuyler street underpass. A v-8 sedan was purchased for the use of the police department. A new plumbing ordinance was studied, together with proposed new service charges, for sewer connections .to..commercial establishments Sewer charges, to home owners would not be affected. Inequities in commercial charges have been noted. The city plans to connect soon the two 'sewer lines by running a line through the city park. This would divide the load and prevent overflow during storms in northeast Pampa. Tax collections during December totaled $19,438.54, it was reported by W. M. Craven, collector. Operating expenses for the month were $7,023.71 and revenue reached $9,330.55 for a net profit of_ $2,306.84. Fourth Deputy Sheriff To Be Appointed Here Gray county commissioners yesterday authorized Sheriff Earl Talley to appoint a fourth deputy sheriff, with the understanding that one deputy would make his residence in LeFors and another at McLean. Salaries were allowed to be fixed at $150 for a chief deputy and $125 for the other three deP ut i es The court will meet again next Monday. .^ Bishop Lucey To Be Hera Tonight Bishop Robert £). Lucy of the Amarillo diocese, Catholic church, will attend a parish meeting of Holy Souls Catholic church at the Schneider hotel tonight when the proposal to build a parish hall for entertainments, meetings, and other church affairs will be discussed. The Rt. Rev. Lucey will be a dinner guest of the Rev. Joseph Wonderly, pastpy oj Holy Souls church, at the rectory before the meeting. Members qf the church will attend the meeting at the Schneider. TWO MEN IDENTIFY HAUPTMANN Stirs Film War Whether the startling nudity ot Hedy Kleslcr, above, will flash on U. S. screens or whether the prize European film, "Ecstasy," will be banned is the burning issue in the battle that has leaped the sea to vex the treasury department after raging across -Europe. The rich Austrian husband is seeking frantically to suppress the picture, denounced by _Pope Pius XI. CHURCH OPENLY DEFIES MEXICO SCHOOLSYSTEM Children Ordered to Stay Away from Schools MEXICO, D. F., 'Jan. 8 OP)— Mexico's bitter church-state conflict grew graver today after five persons were shot during a demonstration against the radical red shirt organization and the church openly defied the government's socialistic education program. A crowd estimated at 1,500, most of them students, attacked the headquarters of the red shirts youths' group, sworn enemies of the church, and five fell before the defenders' fire. Twenty-two persons received minor injuries. The students gathered to demand the resignation of Thomas Garrido a Canabal, founder of the red shirts and federal secretary of agriculture, whom they charged with responsibility for the slaying of five catho- lics when they emerged from worship in suburban Coyoacan two Sundays ago. Fifty red shirts are in the penitentiary, charged with the killings. Police and firemen, playing streams of water, dispersed the crowd. The church's challenge to the government was made in a pastoral letter written in San Antonio, Texas, by the exiled papal delegate, Mgr. Leopoldo Rui y Flores, in which he instructed Catholics not to permit their children to attend schools in which socialistic education is taught. Under a recent amendment to the constitution, socialism must be taught in all public schools. Lions to Meet With Rotarians Pampa Lions will meet with the Rotary club at the First Methodist church tomorrow, and will present the program of the day. The Lions will omit their regular Thursday luncheon. Later, the Rotarians will meet with the Lions. Similar arrangements are being made with Ki- wanians. Will R. Saunders, Amarilld attorney, was here yesterday. WEST TEXAS: S'air, somewhat warner in west portion tonight; Wednesday partly cloUdy, warmer in southeast portion. Gentle rain which fell yesterday afternoon amounted to .17 of an inch. swa OF is liNKi TO OFFICERS CLAIM MAN HAS ADMITTED KILLING SEYMOUR, Tex., Jan. 8. (fp}~ Bob Ellis, wanted for the stabbing last night of H. A. Nicholson, was tracked down to his hiding place in a straw stack seven miles from the scene of the killing and surrendered today to officers. He offered no resistance. Sheriff Chios Shawber and a deputy, L. T. Kaffer, quoted Ellis as admitting the slaying. The officers said Ellis told them he and Nicholson "had been drinking and got into an argument." The last thing Ellis remembered, according to the officers, was Nicholson striking him in the mouth. Ellis, according to the officers, said the next thing he remembered was finding himself walking across a field. The straw stack where officers found Ellis was near the home of a brother, Claude Ellis. Nicholson, 42, drug store proprietor, was stabbed .at the home of Joe Sessions, a farmer living four miles from Seymour. Sessions told officers Ellis and Nicholson were in an argument and, when he entered the room a few minutes later, he found Nicholson on the floor with his throat cut. Ellis was charged with murder and a posse set out to track him down. Ellis,. 45, is a filling station operator. He was jailed here pending an examining trial. CLUES FOUND IN AMARILLO MURDER CASE Blond Hairs Discovered in Hand of Mrs. Hamlin as Rewards Are Offered. AMARILLO, Jan. 8. (IP)— Upon blond wispy of hair clutched in the hand of Mrs. George Hamlin when she was found dead, investigators today pinned hopes of learning the identity of her slayer. Officers sifted other meager clues in an effort to determine who crushed the 33-year-old woman's skull with a blunt instrument, stripped jewelry from her fingers, and escaped. Mrs. Hamlin's body was found in the kitchen of her home by her mother and sister Saturday afternoon. She was believed to have been killed Friday night. George Hamlin, the slain woman's husband, was expected to return today from a 10-day business trip in California. From him officers will seek to determine ownership of a hammer found in the kitchen. If the hammer was the death weapon it had been wiped off carefully, investigators said. A bloodstained tower was found In the bathroom. Funeral services for Mrs. Hamlin were set for this afternoon. The Amarillo News-Globe offered a reward of $250 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the slayer, and W. A. Fisk, Amarillo business man, augmented the fund by $25, CITY IS "QUIET" Ordinarily crime conditions quiet down when a grand jury goes into session. But in Gray county there have been few felony complaints for several months. Last week-end was no exception. A few drunks and one affray constituted the offenses against the "peace and dignity" of the State. Twinkles No wonder Hauptmann was annoyed when the one newspaper allowed him was shorn of all news of his trial. About all there was left were the predictions of better times which he probably will never see. Maybe cold weather isn't near but It should mean something when Skippy, the family pup, drags in bones from all over the neighborhood and carefully buries them in the back yard. Texas, says a legislative committee, is a mighty wicked place, what with, armiung, gambling, and all under the very noses of the peace officers. . . . We'd better clean up a bit before Huey Long decides to treat us like he Is treating New Orleans. The Japanese are not really as bad as we sometimes imagine—they still lionize Babe Ruth. l — -—The new model cars arc quite inspiring to the man who is buying one but are not exactly a glorious new deal for those who somehow will struggle along with laut year's model. It is getting lasmonatyc in some circles to change cars and wives every year that you can afford it. Musing of, the moment: Lindbergh has 'proved that spores, bacteria, and possibly disease germs float miles above us, ready to drop down and cause epidemics 'and ruin crops when chance wills it so. ... Maybe our shelterbelt idea is rather flimsy. . . . The fit- est will survive, despite the flood of protective legislation. Brevitorials TT IS AN AWFUL thing to kill' a human being, in any manner. If the killing is in passion, the motive and the desire for vengeance may temper regret. But when the killing or maiming is an accident, remorse and reget are unalloyed. . . . That the fault may have been primarily on the part of the' victim does not prevent anguish. ... As the police chief has pointed out, traffic dangers in Pampa are great. During the week-end there were many narrow escapes. One skater was lucky enough to be missed by a motorist who ran through a red signal. A bicyclist riding circles on a street at night, escaped only through the alertness of a motorist. A man walking on an unlighted street was not hit only because a car was being driven slowly enough to bring to a complete stop. . . . These near-miracles were reported to the writer as absolutely authentic. Such escapes will not continue indefinitely. Be careful. GRAY COUNTY children are being treated for rabies after being bitten by a dog. Pets— dogs and cats—should be vaccinated against rabies and stray dogs should be killed. There is no other way to be safe. The saliva of rabid animals contains the germs of rabies. A small abrasion is sufficient to admit the terrible germs, which incubate usually in from 40 to 70 days but may take months. It is mainly the stray dog which keeps the disease alive. When a dog sus- See COLUMN, Page 5 Putting His House in Order -® WITNESS IS POSITIVE HE SAW HAUPTMANN WITH LADDER There'll be no half-hearted gaveling on the speaker's rostrum of the house of representatives if Joseph W. Byrns of Tennessee continues In the vigorous mood in which photographers found him when he posed for this* picture. As nomineee of the democratic maji'iity in the house, his election was a foregone conclusion. LATE ^ NEWS WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. (/P)—Another major economic move of the new deal went on trial before the supreme court today in a multiple challenge of the historic action of congress in suspending gold payments. BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 8. —"rue tJast isaton itouge police jury today defied Senator Huey P. Long to take charge of the government of the parish in which Louisiana's capitol is situated. Congress Expected to Vote 8 - Billion - Dollar Budget And Be Quick About It. AppI ications for Line Coach Job Considered Here Vpplications for the positior o' football line coach in Pampa high school were considered by the school board last night but no action was taken. The board granted a leave of absence to Miss Juanita McCallister, who will be away for one semester because of the serious illness of her father. Monthly bills were studied and approved. Members of the board present were C. T. Hunkapillar, C. P. Buckler, Tom Rose, R. S. McConnell, and J. M. Daugherty, besides Roy McMillen, business manager, and Supt. R. B. Fisher. ANNUAL REPORT OF COUNTY AGENT SHOWS HUGE AMOUNT OF DETAILED WORK IN 1934 Regular Activities Carried On in Addition to Adjustment Programs. According to. the annual report just completed by County Agent Ralph R. Thomas, although most of his time in 1934 was spent with the adjustment programs, he found time for many other activities. Among the other activities were 4-H club work, which included the job as superintendent of the Panhandle Baby Beef show at Amarillo, the holding of 4-H club encampment at the Mel Davis ranch in cooperation with Miss Ruby Adams, as- sisted by the state boys' club agent, E. O. Martin. With the financial assistance of the Pampa chamber of commerce, the Pampa Lions, and Kiwanis clubs, boys were sent to the Short Course at College Station, and the Educational Encampment at Dallas. Fof his outstanding 4 years of 4-H club work, Curtis Schaffer of the Grandview community was awarded a trip to the National 4-H club congress at Chicago with all expenses paid by the Santa Fe railway.- Other activities Included beef and -pork cutting demonstrations, running terrace lines on 440 acres of land, and answering questions of every line of agricultural work. Sixty two boys were enrolled in the 4-H clubs of the county, of these 48 received 6 pounds of certified grain sorghum seed free of charge by the Pampa chamber of commerce. The Pampa Kiwanis club financed 6 boys in poultry demonstrations. There were four agricultural adjustment programs carried on in the county during the year which were: Wheat, cotton, corn-hog, and emergency cattle buying. The most important of the adjustment programs in the county was wheat, under which there were WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (IP)— As congress went to work today on the $8,520,000,000 budget President Itooi'evclt has submitted, democratic leaders predicted his $4,000,000,000 plan to swing- from the dole to jobs would go through swiftly despite stirrings of criticism in two sectors. There was still some talk today, among some democrats as well as republicans, that congress should choose the specific projects on which the money will be spent instead of giving it to the president in a lump sum to allot as he sees fit. There also were expressions of belief from western progressive that $4,000,000,000 will not be enough and that "wages prevailing in industry" should be paid to relief workers instead of the president's plan to pay less. But many democrats expressed approval of the plan and with that party's majorities so huge, even the bitterest opponents of the lump sum idea agreed privately that it would go through without major change. Some routine tasks delayed until Thursday the initial consideration in the house of the thing President Roosevelt wants first. This is the $880,000,000 for immediate relief during the dole-to-jobs transition. Leaders were seeking to get the relief and works proposals out of the way "before the pressure starts." Already some legislators are receiving protests about the plan to return 1,500,000 "unemployables" to the care of the states. Chairman Buchanan (D., Texas) of the house appropriations committee had reserved until today his comment on the president's budget proposals: "The budget for this year—1935— was $8,581,0000,000. For next year it is $8,520,000,000. Receipts for 1935 will be $3,711,000,000. Receipts for 1936 will be $3,991,000,000. "That shows that the receipts are going up and the expenditures going down—not as fast as I would like, but that's an encouraging sign. The receipts show recovery in the first instance and the expenditures economy in the second. "The ordinary expenditures of the government next year will be, under this budget, less than the receipts. That shows that when things pick up, we can have a balanced budget." Although he ha? a long-time record of opposing lump sum approprla? tlons, Buchanan sajd he did not see how congress could do anything else now. "Neither this committee r»or all See REPORT, Page See PRESIPPW, jP»$e BY WILLIAM A. KINNEY FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 8 (AP)—Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Bronx carpenter acused of the kidnaping and murder of baby Charles Augustius "Lindbergh, Jr., was twice identified In court by witnesses. Amandua Hockmuth, aged former neighbor of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, identified him as a man with a ladder in a "dirty green" car near the Lindbergh home on the day of the crime, and John, Perrone, Bronx taxicab driver, pointed to him as the man who gave a dollar to deliver a note to Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon in March, 1932. Perrone, taking the witness stand shortly after the opening of the afternoon session, walked to Haupi . mann, slapped a hand on his shoulder, and declared: "That's the man." . ."..., For the second time in the day's proceedings the crowded courtroom become' hushed. Earlier in the day the spectators had been startled by the unexpect- .. ed testimony of Hochmuth, who . pointed a shaking finger at Hauptman and said he was a man whp on March 1, 1932, near the Lind* bergh homey.'.'glared at me as If he saw a ghost." ..•'•'. Perrone, asked if he had occasion to visit the home of Dr. Condon, said: "Yes, sir." "At what address?" he was questioned by Attorney General David T. Wilentz. ' . "At 2974 Decatur avenue." "What date was it if you remember?" "March 12, 1932." "What was the occasion of your visit to the home of Dr. John F. Condon?" "I had a man give me an enve-, lope addressed to Dr. Condon." "Who is the man who gave you that envelope?" "Bruno Richard Hauptmann." "Is he in this room?" "Yes, sir." "Come down and point him out, please," Wilentz invited. Pen-one left the stand and placed his hand on Hauptmann's shoulder and asserted: "That is the 1 man." Reilly was immediately on his feet demanding the.record show an alleged answer Hauptmann had made to the accusation. Reilly said five persons and himself had heard Hauptmann's retort to Perrone. Wilente declared he overhead no reply and neither had the press in the row behind Hauptmann. He offered to call reporters as witnesses. Judge Overrules Reilly At this juncture Justice Trenchard said quietly to Reilly: "You will have an opportunity at the proper time to show what was said," and Disallowed the objection. He then described how Hauptmann had approached him at a hack stand on March 12 and asked him to delivil.- a note to Dr. Condon for $1. After giving him the note and the money he said the Bronx alien went to'the back of his cab as if to take his license number. The defense chief next asked the taxi, driver to describe his passengers the day he delivered the note. Perrone was unable to do this beyond recalling that the passenger preceding the man with the See HAUPTMANN, Page 6 I Saw • •• • John Mullen, John Zuerker and Harry Clay returning early this morning from John Mullen's favorite rabbit-hunting grounds near Childress where the trio -massacred 62 cotton-tails for a banquet at the First Christian church tonight. Mr. Mullen was up until 6 o'cjpck this morning dressing the hares. Dr. R. M. Johnson and B.lll.Fra,T> ser riding to town together this morning. Doc offered Bill a "-'' ed" match for a cigaret, and tjh? match promptly exploded with ifr, Fraser jumping high In the seat. "Well," said Bill "that woke me, up, anyway." A copy of Herbert Hoover's book, "Challenge To Liberty" with the, former president's calling cajd ojcv the f jy-leajf. The egrd; was signed by My, Hoover, The, \sxff, was. eppj Pr. V. B. VSR ™ *v,' \\3a£&£ l ?.

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