Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 10, 1935 · Page 1
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1 WfeSt TEXAS: Partly cloudy tonight arid Friday; cooler In north portion Friday. Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center antpa Ditf ly «n DO on nit HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa H VOL. 28. NO. 238 (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10, 1935 (Eight Pages Today) PRICE FIVE CENTS Twinkles Coach Odus Mitchell speaking: There is this difference between basketball and forf ball—everybody knows more about football than I do, while I know more about basketball than anybody else. Conversation in district clerk's office: Bill Barnelt—"What Is Judge Ewlng doing now? Frank Hill—"He is calling the docket." Bill—(Not understanding) "Calling the doctor? Who's sick?" We read that the government In planning; to lake a census of wild life. And the West Foster crouch, told of the fact, remarks tliat he knows of a few would-be flappers and jelly-beans who ought to be Included. • Know what a "grazier" is? Many old cattlemen do not. Uncle Sam's new-dealers say the term means "director of grazing." Such a director, attached to the Department of the Interior, draw $3,200 a year. If the Lindbergh case Is crime news, the world Is getting too much of it. A. million words daily is the output of the scores of reporters present. To some readers, it must seem more like a drama than a real life- trial. Musing of the moment: It pays to trade at home. The pressure put on some local people by out- of-town concerns they owe is terrific. . . . Many a Pampan is wishing he owed local dealers so he could face them and plead for extensions "man to man." . . . There Is nothing move coldly brutal than a letter insisting- that a payment be made "or. else." Brevitorials PAMPA TODAY welcomes Boy Scout leaders of the Adobe Walls council. A wonderful fellowship among the visitors and local people should develop out of this common interest in boys. .... Pampa is •• happy -to-be-'of servibe~to"the Tl Ooun- cll by furnishing a headquarters office and liberally Supporting the movement. nnHOSE WHOM THE people approved last year are in office— all but Governor-Elect James V. Allred and a few others who have not yet qualified. To some, the victories won will not be as sweet as they expected. Popularity as a candidate does not always survive as an office holder. . . . But consider those who loved the clear public and lost. The Clinton, Okla., paper printed this: T. L. AVANT, pioneer Clinton resident, got a lot of fun out of the primary campaign, especially since he found a copy of an expense account made out purportedly by a defeated candidate for sheriff in a West Texas county. He is trying to find some local candidate who will file a similar report. The copy found read: "Lost four months sleep and 20 days canvassing, lost 1,360 hours sleep thinking about the election, lost 40 acres of corn and a crop of sweet potatoes lost two front teeth and a lot of hair in a personal combat with an opponent. Donated one beef, four ahoats and five sheep to a barbecue. Gave away two pairs of suspenders, five calico dresses, five dolls and 13 baby rattles. "Kissed 126 babies, kindled 14 kitchen fires, put up eight stoves, cut. -14 cords of wood, can-led 24 buckets of water, gathered seven wagon loads of corn, pulled 475 bundles of fodder, walked 4,000 miles, shook hands with 9,080, told 10,000 lies; attended 26 revival meetings; was baptized twice by immersion and once 'by sprinkling, contributed $50 to foreign missions, 'made love to nine grass widows, got dog bit IB times and got h— beat out of me at the election." WE'VE HEARD SOME of these * v Britishers talk about London fogs. Coincident with the recent fog here, we received a description of a London fog of this season, written by Gayle Talbot, former Associated Press writer stationed at Dallas. Talbot has found nothing funny and nothing glamorous about the fogs in London. He writes as follows: Traffic is at a standstill a few moments after t^e first billowing wave of white eddies in. Street lights come on, to see as a faint gleam overhead. The entire machinery of London life loses its rhythm. Out in the suburbs, where the fog seems to get In its most gleeful work, there comes an uncanny silence. A few steps and one can feel completely lost and helpless. Voices come eerily through space You wonder if their owners are a few feet, or a block away. It has been estimated that a winter of fogs costs London around $25,000,000 In direct payment. That doesn't take in the loss of trade nor the scores of accidents nor the shattered nerves of those who can't fine their way home and spend the night on door steps. Several thousand spectators who were foolhardy enough tq vlsii Wembley stadium for a recent night STORY * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Oil Article In Magazine Incites Texas Senator # * * * * * * * * * * * * * CONGRESS WILL HAND OVER 4 BILLIONS TO FDR IBM Tfl WORLD COURT RESOLUTION REPORTED TO THE SENATE WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. HP)— An agreement for making available in a lump sum to be administered by the president the $4.000.000.000 requested by the administration for the New York relief program wa « reached today by President Roosevelt and congressional lenders. It was agreed, however, that congress would specify how the regular annual $300,000.000 public works appropriation would be spent. Chairman Buchanan of the house appropriations committee, said the huge work relief measure would be taken up in due course. It will be preceded by a deficiency measure to provide for emergency expenditures. The congressional conferees indicated the proposal by the president for authorization to spend $880,000,000 of unexpended balances In meeting direct relief needs for the next tew months would be handled as a separate bill. "It is utterly impracticable and impossible," Buchanan said, "to earmark a $4,000,000,000 appropriation. "Some projects which now seem feasible might not prove so two or three months from now. This effort : to make jobs-. must be left to competent administration." Meanwhile, on capital hill, the resolution for American entry into the world court was reported to the senate by democratic leader Robinson who urged approval. Senator Borah (R-Ida) introduced a bill to require federal licenses for all corporations engaged in interstate commerce. CAR, NITRO, AND Alanreed Burglaries Are Frustrated By Citizens Officers of the sheriff's department today continued their investigation of the gun fight and attempted burglaries at Alanreed early Wednesday morning. They had in their possession a leather coat, corduroy pants, automatic shotgun, double - barreled shotgun, and two pints of nitroglycerin, as well as a Plymouth '34 •edan abandoned by the two intruders who exchanged shots with three Alanreed citizens and escaped in the darkness. They first broke into the railway station, where they found only 16 cents. They were seen by John Plaster, who thought they might be gasoline or car thieves. He watched them park their car back of W. J. BaH's store and walk diagonally across the street to the Galbraith- Foxworth lumber yard. Mr. Plaster telephone Mr. Ball and the latter summoned Jasper Elms and joined Mr. Plaster. Meanwhile, the safe in the lumber yard had been knob-knocked and nitroglycerin had been poured into the safe. At this point the clti- izens were seen and the two burglars came out shooting, one with a pistol and the other with buckshot from a shotgun. The fire was returned but evidently nobody was hit. Sheriff Earl Talley of Pampa, notified of the affair, summoned several officers and started an investigation. The car, although registered at Kilgore, was not recently in that place, Jt Is believed. WORKMAN IS HURT C. E. Bush, employe at the Hinderliter Tool company, received treatment in Worley hospital last night after his clothing had become entangled in a lathe. He received cuts and bruises but will be able to leave the hospital today. BONUS VETO WILL LIKELY SUSTAINED Senate Virtually Certain to Uphold Expected FDR Action, Poll Indicates. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. (/P)—A survey of tne senate indicated definitely today that, If the present lineup on the soldier's bonus issue continued unchanged through the ultimate roll-call a presidential veto of full and immediate payment would be upheld. This disclosure, which recalled predictions by administration leaders that such a bill would be beaten in the senate, came as Frank Belgrano, national commander of the American Legion, was hurrying to the capital from San Francisco to press the fight for the bonus. Interviews with Senators showed 35 of them taking a stand indicating that—'barring future changes of mind—they would be virtually certain to vote to sustain a veto. Thirty-threo "nay" votes would block the bonus, for It takes two- thirds to override a veto. Twenty- one others were non-committal, including some who have voted against the bonus in the past. Twenty-nine senators recorded themselves positively for the bonus payment. Some were unreachable oecause of absence or illness. The tejj question mark heretofore in all discussion of what congress would do on the bonus has been whether the senate would sustain -President .Roosevelt if. he voted a cash payment bill. Congressional leaders have conceded the house would probably override a presidential veto, but Chairman Harrison of the finance committee predicted the senate would sustain it. Johnson Willin To Testify; He's A Fruit; Peddler OSLO, Norway, Jan. 10. (/P)— Henry "Red" Johnson, erstwhile friend of Betty Gow, is now "Finn Johanssn," a fruit vendor, and he does not plan to testify in the Hauptmann trial. "I don't know what I should say as a witness if I went to the trial," said Johnson when he was found In humble surroundings here, living under a new name to escape the spotlight thrown on him by the Lindbergh case. "I don't even know who Hauptmann is. I have not received any request to go, but I am perfectly willing to do so if my fare is paid.." Johnson, who telephoned the Lindbergh baby's nurse the night of the kidnaping-, has fallen on hard times. He is making a meager living by selling fruit at a stand on one of Oslo's principal streets. "I am no longer engaged to Betty Gow," he said. "I have a fiancee in Oslo now." "That must be sheer rubbish," he commented when told the Hauptmann defense had indicated it would charge persons in the Lindbergh household were involved in the kidnaping. .*. Court Dismisses Government's Oil Mail Fraud Cases f Heard. * See COLUMN, Four members of the postoffice staff being asked why and where- 'fcf 5 of s(l5ii\ned fcnucKtes. ' The answer was that they had fceen plugging mall boxes where owners had not paid rent and in taking their har$s from the narrow boxes, skin \vas left- on sharp places. OKLAH'OMA CITY, Jan. 10. (/Pi- Virtual collapse of the government's mail fraud case against five officials and representatives of the Century Petroleum company came in federal court here today when Judge Edgar S. Vaught dismissed 12 of the 14 counts of the indictment. Dismissal was based on the fact the statute of limitations had run before the indictment was returned, Judge Vaught announced. The unexpected move occurred at conclusion of a routine hearing before Judge Vaught on a motion for a bill of particulars and a demurrer filed by J..C. Salisbury, Dallas salesman. .*- : Bank Directors For Year Chosen The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National bank in Pampa was held on Januai-y 8, and the following persons were elected directors of the bank for the year: A. Combs, H. E. Fuqua, E. J. Dunigan Jr., J. R. Roby, and DeLea Vicars. All officers and employes of the bank remain the same. HOPKINS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF STORY WAS SANCTIONED AUSTIN, Jan. 10. (/P)—Sharp debate broke In the Texas senate today over an attempt to force an immediate vote en ratification of the proposed child labor amendment to the federal constitution. Stiff opposition met efforts of opponents to kill quickly the amendment, previously defeated three times by the senate. AUSTIN, Jan. 10. (/P)—The Texas senate today called on Secretary of Interior Ickes to advise whether, In effect, he sanctioned a recent article In a nationally circulated magazine criticizing Texas oil production control methods. A resolution by Senator W. K. Hopkins of Gonzales Inviting Ickcs to appear in Texas and explain statements attributed to him in the article, was adopted without opposition. The resolution denounced a statement in the article attributed to an unnamed person that 16 senators were "lined up at $500 each" to defeat certain oil legislation. It complained the article contained "many misstatements of fact and misrep--< resentations of conditions" in Texas, resulting in unfavorable national publicity. Membership of the senate was completed when Olon R. Van Zandt of Tioga was sworn in by Lieutenant Governor Edgar K. Witt. Van Zandt was absent the first two days because of illness of a daughter. Abolition of the fee system as a method for payment of county and district officers was proposed by Senator Tom Deberry of Bogata in a joint resolution introduced to amend 'the constitution. Sanator Deberry said the resolution was similar to one formerly submitted to the electorate and defeated. It provided for submission at the 1936 general election, but Deberry said he would seek an earlier date. The Colorado river authority act, passed in the final special session of the preceding legislature would be amended in a bill introduced by Senator Weaver Moore of Houston to prohibit payment of a commission or promotional profit to any one for aid in securing a PWA loan of $4,500,000 or acquiring exisiting properties. The amendment was a bone of contention which blocked passage of the act at one session and threatened it again in the final one. As a member of the house, Moore was joine by Representative Sarah T. Hughes of Dallas in demanding retention of the amendment by a conference committee which finally rejected it because of disfavor by PWA attorneys. The house completed its organiz- tion by swearing in elective officers and notified Governor Miriam A. Ferguson and the senate it was ready for business. The governor's message was read. A temporary appropriations committee was named to speed passage of a bill to appropriate $500,000 to pay salaries and expenses of the session. Joint rules of the 43rd legislature were adopted temporarily until permanent rules can be drafted. More than 100 bills, many of them on major subjects, were filed with the chief clerk. ••». MADE TOURNEY QUEEN Miss Zelma Elliott or Mobeetie high school has been made queen of the basketball tournament which opens tomorrow mornlngr. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Elliott, is a sophomore, and makes the honor roll regularly. Dern Jr. to Wed • o Despite efforts to keep it secret, the engagement of Helen M. McCollam, top, daughter of an unemployed Washington bricklayer, and William Dern, below, son of the secretary of war, has become known. Miss McCollam is an RFC secretary and was wooed by Dera when he was in the same office. BLAZE DAMAGE Dancig-er Plant To Be Closed Several Days The Danciger Refinery east of Pampa will be closed for several days following an explosion and fire in the cracker still aboxit 9 o'clock this morning. No one was injured and the fire was soon placed under control. The still was too hot for workmen to enter this morning. Refinery officials believe a header broke and the hot oil ignited as it poured from the header, which is a plate where the tube In the still makes a "U" turn. Extent of the damage cannot be ascertained until workmen can enter the still. Flames from the burning oil rose above one of the towers and for a time it appeared that a serious fire would result. The flow of oil to •the still was immediately shut off and foamite from the refinery fire fighting equipment was poured on the burning oil, which kept It from spreading. The Pampa fire department answered a call to the fire. It was not necessary for the firemen to string hose, however, but they remained in case the fire spread and their services were needed. REILLY FAILS TO FIND LOOPHOLES IN OLD MAN'S TESTIMONY BY WILLIAM A. KINNEY. (C(i|iyr!fr)i[. 1!>."">. Tic flip AsaiHiUocI I'rcsa) FLEMINGTON. N. .!., Jan. 10. (/P)—Dr. John F. Condon, the Jaf- sip of the I/indh>cr£ji ransom iie- Rotiatir.ns, was excused from the stand in the trial of Bruno Richard .Hauptmann today after 23 minutes of re-direct examination by the' prosecution. The venerable retired school teacher had been under severe cross examination by Chief of Defense Counsel Edward J. Reilly for approximately seven hours. FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 10. WP)—Hostile, grilliii/; cross-examination of Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon, which failed iJi »n attempt to show the Lindbergh kidnaping: the work of a. gang, ended unexpectedly today as court began its afternoon session. The examination^ lasting from 2:33 yesterday until the noon recess today, failed to shake the elderly Bronx educator on any essential detail of his story that Bruno Richard Hauptmann was the mysterious "John" who negotiated and collected the futile Lindbergh ransom of $50,000. ' Edward J. Reilly, chief of the defense staff which is fighting desperately to save Hauptmann from the electric chnir as the kidnaper and murderer of Charles A. Lind- bcrgr Jr.. had announced previously that he expected to keep Jafsic on the stand for a't least a day and a half. Sometime during the noon recess he decided to content himself with what inferences had already been drawn from his questions, and with the production of two mystery women to confront Jafsie while he was on the stand. The aged educator, who yesterday identified Hauptmann as the mysterious "John" of the Lindbergh ransom, didn't remember ever telling anybody that he believed a gang kidnaped the baby, and he denied that attorney's assertion that he had told a newspaperman the baby's body had been brought back to the spot where it was found in the wood a few miles from the Hopewell home of the Lindbergh's. Jafslc's Ire Aroused He also ignored the attorney's use of the term "the chief," when asking If the box, in which the ransom money was placed had been planned and ordered by "the chief." Jafsie said the box was ordered by Colonel Lindbergh and Attorney Henry Breckenridge and built by a New York woodcarver. Reilly brought up his ire by asking him why he made no attempt to have a bus driver run down the man he saw on the street in the Williamsburg section of New York in August, 1934, a man he said he recognized as "John," identified by him as Hauptmann. Jafsie was on a bus att the time. "Did you call out to the chauffeur, 'Get that man'?" "No, it was none of my business," Jafsie replied, and this brought from the attorney: "So, It is your sworn testimony then that you made no effort to capture the man to whom you say you gave $50,000, the man who double-crossed you on the ransom?" "I didn't say that," parried Jafsie, explaining there was too much traffic to permit a chase. Denies Gang Did It Jafsie denied ever telling anybody that he thought a gang which kidnaped the baby had headquarters on City Island. Shortly before court recessed for See 'CONpON, Page 8 SCOUT LEADERS FROM ALL OVER COUNCIL'S AREA ARRIVING FOR ANNUAL SESSIONS HERE Success of Last Year Inspires Scouters—Finances in Best Condition of History. Officers of the Adobe Walls Boy Scout council this afternoon were reporting to assembling Scouters— or adult leaders—the progress of the council in Its best year. Officers were to be elected before the close of the afternoon session, and tonight Scouting was to be main topic of a banquet at the First Baptist church, starting at 6:30 p. m. Executive officers of the council are: President, A. G. Post; vice- president. H. W. Price; vice-president, Gllmore N. Nunn; vice-president, Fred Hoskins; treasurer, J. O. Glllham; commissioner, A. W. Nelson; national representative, M. K. Brown. Appointive officers are: T, W. Gilstrap, chairman of court of honor; Fan-is C. Oden, finance; R. W. Harrah, troop organization; O. B. Martin, camping; Rev. Gastjon Fpote, training; George Brlggs, civic service; Olin "&. Hinkle, publicity; Dr. R. M. Bellamy, health and safety; R. A. Selby, reading; Mel B. Davis, rural Scouting; Roy Wight Sea Scouting; A. L. Patrick, Cubbing. C. A. Clark is Scout eexeutive, with Miss Letha Harris as office secretary. District chairman include: H. W Price, Borger; Gllmore N. Nunn Pampa; O. L. Mathewson, Guymon Okla; Roy Prewitt, Perryton; W. E McClellan, Spearman; O. W. Callo- See SCOUTING, Pa$ e 3 "Jafsie" Quizzed by Defense Today John F. Condon, the Bronx teacher who as "Jafsic" tried to contact the Lindbergh kidnapers and passed $50,000 of ransom money to a mysterious man now alleged by the state to have been Bruno IIaupf'ina,iin, offered vital testi- mony yesterday when he look the stand. This, Condon't most recent photo, shows something of the strain to which he has been subjected during the past two years. Event to Reveal Again How Fine Progress Made in Industry on Plains. More than 30!) chiikrns hurl been imtcrnd ft noon today for the an- nunl B. C. D. poultry show which will bs open to the public tomorrow niornirif;- ;mrt will last through Saturday noon. The show is at the Cole feed store on West Poster avenue. Indications were that there would oe more varieties than usual and that the number would break all records for the event. Judging will be started Friday morning by Prof. T. M. Moore of West Texas Teachers college. Club boys am among tho most interested exhibitors at this year's show. C. C. Dodd is superintendent of the event. First 2 Museum Coins To Be Put AUSTIN, .Jan. 10. (/P) — Tom Shuck, convicted of murder In Wichita county in February, 1931, and sentenced to 30 years' imprisonment, today was granted a conditional pardon by Governor Miriam a Ferguson. Shook was an officer at Elcctra at the time of the killing. ANADARKO, Okla., Jan. 10. (/P). —Mrs. William K-oyuc, 45, missing 1 , two weeks, was found buried today, under a hcuhoiiso at the Royce farm near Cement. Large Group of Texans will be asked to furnish proof of their patriotism by bidding on the Centennial half-dollars tonight at 9:15 o'clock at the La Nora theater. The first two coins will be auctioned off from the stage by I. S. Jameson, representing the Kerley- Crossman. post of the American Legion. Members of the Legion have contacted many local citizens urging them to be present for the auction. First coins sold at Amarillo and Panhandle recently brought $35 and $40 respectively. Certificates will be given to the successful bidders. Proceeds of the half-dollars will help build a state museum at Austin. The museum project has no connection with the CentennVvl commission although it has been approved by that body. T. W. Gilstrap will discuss the proposed museum before the auction. Adjutant A. D. Montieth and Commander W. S. Green of the Legion urge patriotic citizens to be present and bid on the coins. The Forty and Eight will meet promptly at 7:30 o'clock this evening in the Legion hut, and then proceed to the theater for the auction. Beginning tomorrow, the coins will be sold at the bank and by the Legion for $1 each. Burglars Take From Cafe Thieves last night entered the New York Coney Island shop south of the State theater and stole $25 in cash, Bill Coronis, owner, reported to city officers this morning. An , investigation is being made. Mr. Coronis said he closed the shop himself after hiding the money. This morning the padlock used to lock the door was missing No marks were found On the door and officers believe the thief hac a key that flttedjhe padlock. L. P. Eakin of White deer was a, Pampa visitor this morning. ' Convene Tuesday Four hundred Pampa men are expected to assemble at the First Baptist church next Tuesday evening for a session sponsored by the men's organizations of the churches and the Ministerial association. Various men's groups are selling tickets for the events at 50 cents each. Tickets are being sold to a number of men who arc not active n church work. Special guests of the occasion will local public officials, who will be assured of the support of the group in the various problems which confront office-holders. It will primarily be a get-acquainted meeting as the basis for cooperation between church groups for the advancement of religion in the community. Long's Governor Resigned, Claim NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 10. (/P)— Reports persisted in New Orleans and Baton Rouge today that Governor O. K, Allen had resigned. Confirmation of the report was not, possible sinco Gov. Allen Ijad disappeared to some- unannounced place and Senator Thomas C. Wingate, president pro tem of the state senate who would become governor, was at home ill. The resignation had not been received by the secretary of state but it was reported it had been sent to Senator Huey P. Long in Washington, political dictator of Louisiana. Both Governor Allen and Mrs, Allen have been in poor health arid Mrs. Allen was reported to have convinced her husband that he should resign and avoid the esoite? ment of gubernatorial duties under the direction of Huey Long. Senator Wingnte would become governor since Lieutenan.t*Govern,<jr John B. Poumet lias, resigned to #>* cepb a seat on the state supreme court, to which he w«js e a candidate of> the Lpng politician*! cjtase t<? the stat ministration refuse ett&er to or .confirm, tihjj

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