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ACTION PLANNED TO PREVENT CHAOS IF COURT INVALIDATES COLD CLAUSE COURT'S MEMBERSHIP MAY BE INCREASED TO ELEVEN By RICHARD L. TURNER Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON ,Jait 12 (IP}— Quick congressional action to escape trom wliat administration spokesmen have called possible "chaos" was projected in Washington today as a likelihood should the supreme court overturn the Roosevelt monetary program in the "pold clause" cases. Some—-and they were not confined to those who merely speculate 'Upon such problems—held that regardless of the forthcoming verdict, the treasury could made no change in Its present method of redeeming maturing government bonds until congress so ordered. * Even though a probable month of suspense remains before the nine high justices hand down their decision, a gold tinge was given to much of the news. In Wall street •prices declined sharply, but later stiffened. There was a rush of "gold clause" bond buying, but the bond marRet generally was irregular. Grains again slumped but recovered. Although officials would say nothing, and. privately expressed confidence that the court would decide in favor of the government, the subject- was gone into on Capitol Hill, especially among the Inflation- ist Woof and in administration quarters as well. Would Increase Debt A decision against the government would mean, in short, that gold bonds and contracts would be worth—in present devaluated currency—169 per cent of their face value. The result would be to increase the outstanding public and private debt from $100,000,000,000 to $169,000,000,000. The court's ruling is to turn upon the constitutionality of a congressional resolution declaring invalid the clause of most contracts guaranteeing payment on demand in a stipulated quantity ' of gold or in the' equivalent of that amount of gold. ' .Congress, through the president, ordered the amount of gold in $1 reduced by 40.94 per cent, and the • treasury , has been . meeting gold bond redemptions with $1 of the devaluated' currency for each doi- . lar.of the bond's face'value. ; . c.i,/.:None::amQng Washington officials would 'say ,tpday. ..that.,should,.thfc court 'decide" :aWer|ely : the: treasury ^ywoiuld''.at' once start 'paying $1.69 •''.for every dollar of. gold.bonds.-Phy- sically, the actual supply of currency would not be great enough. The concensus was that some offsetting ation would at once be taken. Various alternatives have been speculated upon. In Greenville, S. ' C., Representative McSwain said he thought it likely a constitutional Convention would be called. He pointed out that the constitution giyes the power to call a convention, adding that the matter "could be handled in tile minimum time, Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing CHy in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center mnpa HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa VOL. 28. NO. 240 • (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA. GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 13, 1935 (14 PAGES TODAY) • PRICE FIVE CENTS AMELIA EARHART MAKES PACIFIC HOP *** *** *** * * * *** * * * *** Defense Lawyer Claims He Will Ask Hauptmann Seven Questions * * * * * * * * * * * * * * lie * HITLER IS GIVEN EDGE AS SAAR BALLOTS TODAY See CONGRESS, Page 4 Cold Wave Due To Hit Plains Region Tonight 'DALLAS, Jan. 12, W>—Weather observers said tonight a cold wave was headed for Texas with temperature forecasts ranging downward ' to 10 to 18 degrees for the extreme . northwest portion of the state by . tomorrow night. The unseasonably warm, southerly • •yitods which have prevailed over most of the state for several days will shift around to the northwest .by that time, the Weather bureau '. here -reported. .. Rain was predicted for the Dallas area, tonight but little precipitation was in sight to accompany the dropping temperatures in other sections. : Forecasters said the cold wave was still too far away for accurate predictions as to just how far It .;Would strike lnto_the 'state. Bruce Parker to Have Own Office .B. L. Parker, associated with W. M. Lewirlght for the last four and one-half years, has opened his own law! office. Mr. Parker has secured Room -204 in the Combs-Worley building. The young attorney \vas graduated from the Texas university law school after having attended West Texas State teachers college at Canyon, and Harvard university. 1 Heard «, ;jimmie Harris of Shamrock tell- .|ng-..friends that jt took him more than two hours to drive-from Shamrock to Amarillq on Highway 66. He made the return trip through Pampa and McLgan j n less than two 'houi's and at no. greater rate 9f;spee4- The distance was six Dulles longer via Paijjpa. " A<'waking wife remarking that her husband had ctjme to the point whe.re he'was about to order hejr to quit her Job. A local car prqsj^ot announcing that he intended, - fp. buy a Huey Lojng special—one jife^t generates Its gas ant} pjpwa J{s own horn. NAZI FOES MIGHT POLL MORE VOTES THAN EXPECTED By MELVIN K. WHITELEATHER (CopyrlEht, 19S6, I3y The Associated Press) SAARBRUECKEN, Saar Basin Territory, Jon. 12,—A ding-dong 1 , rough-and-tumble campaign, In which Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime were the main issue, at an end, the Saar tomorrow will choose its future national allegiance. The plebiscite, the last of 12 issuing from the world war, will be held exactly 15 years and three days after the Treaty of Versailles went Into effect. Experts call it by far the most important consultation of public opinion resulting form the late Woodrow Wilson's famous doctrine that all peoples have the right to decide as to the rule under which they wish to live. Through Wilson, it was recalled, the United States is responsible'for giving the 790,000. residents of this rich industrial region their oppor, tunlty to choose among continuance 'of -.League' of Nations, government, reunion with Germany or union with Prance. On those three issues the Saar's 543,323 qualified voters—qualified because they lived in the Saar the day the Versailles treaty was signed —tomorrow will express their composite opinion, while heavy detachments of international and Saar police and gendarmes stand guard, and the 3,500 troops of the league's first international army wait watchfully. Germany Sends 48,000 With the voting less than 12 hours away, unbiased observers tonight gave Germany an edge. "It Is hardly conceivable," plebiscite experts said, "that the anti- Nazis can swing 50 per cent of this profoundly patriotic German population." To swell the ranks of those voting SHERIFF SID TALLEY, COUSIN OF GRAY COUNTY SHERIFF. HAS BEGUN 27TH YEAR IN OCHILTREE * O SID TALLEY See SAAR, Page 4 Mrs. B. M. Baker Taken by Death- Widely Mourned Mrs. B. M. Baker, mother of Mrs. Annie Daniels, principal of the Woodrow Wilson school here, died Friday night in Canadian at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Will Johnson. The. body will be taken by train today to Carthage, former home of Mrs. Baker, for the funeral and burial. Mrs. Baker, wife of the late Judge B. M, Baker, for whom the B. M. Baker school of Pampa Is named, was 82 years old. She made her home with Mrs. Daniels here when not visiting other relatives. . She was beloved by hundreds of residents of the plains who knew her. Among the Pampans who went to Canadian yesterday were Mrs. E. A. Hampton, Mrs. E. A. Stover, Miss Vida Cox, Miss Willie Jo Priest, Miss Lois Sellings, Mrs. T. C. Lively, Mrs. J. O. GUlham, and several members of the Junior police of the school. Religious Director WHO Arrive Today H. D. Tucker who was recently employed by the board of stewards of First Methodist church as director of religious education and finance, arrived in Pampa. yesterday, and will assume his new duties today. Mr. Tucker held a similar- position at th& First Methodist church or Arlington, and at the Austin Avenue Methodist church, Waco. Mrs. Tucker and the four children will move to Pampa as soon as liv- Ine quarters can be obtained, it was said. Mr. Tucker attended Southern Methodist University. Dr. T. S. Barcte of Clarendon, new presiding elder of this district, Will preach his first sermon at the church this morning. He was formerly pastor of (he church at Sweet- ALLREDFAMILY MDEGONOR Parents, Brothers To Sit On Platform Tuesday AUSTIN, Jan. 12. 6P)— In the presence of his parents and before massed thousands of . admirers, James V. Allred of Wichita Palls will becoms governor of the largest state of the union in traditional ceremony at noon Tuesday. Allred, 36, will be the second youngest chief executive in the state's history, Thoughts of nearly everyone in Austin and of many In other sections of the state turned today to the formal inaugural and the reception and ball to be given Tuesday night. Members of arrangements committees cast anxious eyes on the threatening clouds and forecasts for a "norther" .as they pushed plans for the customary admlnlstra- tiqn of the: oath of office on the front steps of the old capltol. In event of bad weather, the ceremony would be forced indoors and many who will come from miles away would be unable to crowd into the chamber of the house of representatives. Walter P. Woodul of Houston will Holds State Record for .Length of Service (Editor's Note: Through the courtesy of the Ochiltree County Herald at Perrytori, this picture of Sheriff Sid Talley and the story of his unique record are used in . The NEWS today. Sid Talley Is a first cousin of Sheriff Earl Talley of Gray county). See ALLRED, Page 4 Professor to Be Main Speaker at Banquet Tuesday Dr. S. H. Condron, professor at West Texas Teachers college, will be the main speaker at the citywide meeting of churchmen and guests Tuesday evening at the First Baptist church. Public officials will be guests. Dr. Condron, formerly dean of Clarendon Junior college, is widely known as an effective speaker, The program will be general, with entertainment, featured. An orchestra directed by Roy Wallrabenstein will play,- a quartet will sing, and there will be other musical numbers. Tickets for the event are 50 cents each. They are being sold by members of the various churhces. The banquet will start at 7:30 o'clock. The occasion will be one of a series of fellowship meetings to make the influence of the churchmen more effective. A very large audience is expected. i WJSST TESSAS: Cjssner.ally fair, colder, cold wave In north portion Sunday; Monday • partly ppjder to s.ou.tb portfon*•., Cloudy, PERRY.TON, Jan. 12.—When Sid Talley embarked on his fourteenth term as sheriff of Ochiltree county on January 1, he became the oldest man, in point of years to h,old the office of sheriff in Texas, and his record of over twenty-six continuous years is only excelled by one ether sheriff in the entire United States. Sid Talley started his career as a peace officer in 1906, when he became chief deputy in the office of S. J. Black, father of Assistant Postmaster John Black, who was sheriff of Ochiltree county at that time. After serving two years as deputy sheriff, he was elected sheriff in the fall of. 1808, taking office immediately .following the election, as was the custom at that time, instead of wait- Jng until >January ; 1. During the many, campaigns ict'Which he has come out victorious,'he has had an opponent in all but'one. Sid Talley was born on April 18, 1874, near Brenham in' Washington county, Texas. His father, p. B. Talley, was a native of Tennessee, emigrating to Texas in 1854, seven years before .the Civil war. His mother is a native Texan, being born in Payette county in 1849. When he was 3 years old, his parents removed to the present site of Temple. Heeding the call of the pioneer blood of his parents, he came on Into the West, locating in Ochiltree county, where he entered the cattle business, in which he is still interested even thpugh he has served many years as an officer. Two of Pampa's Stamp Collectors DEFENDANT TO CLAIM FISCH GAVE HIM MONEY See TALLEY, Page Harvesters Beat Allison 26 to 25 And Win Tourney MOBEETIE, Jan. (SP)—Pampa's Harvesters fought valiantly to halt a last half rally iby Allison and won the Mobeetle invitation basketball tournament 26 to 25 in the closest battle of the event. The Mobeetie girls' won that division with a 21 to 17 win over High Point. Pampa went Into the semi-finals with a win over Lakeview in the morning'. They 'advanced to the second round with a win .over Shamrock who had eliminated Canadian. Allison went into the finals through a win over Lelia, Lake and another over Mobeetie, third place winner. The Mobeetie girls Won from Kelton and then drew a bye while High Point wfts defeating Allison who had eliminated the Pampa, Harvesterettes, giving Allison third place. The three winning teams in each division were awarded Grecian statues by Miss Zelma Elliott, tournament queen. By JOHN FERRIS Associated Press Staff Writer (Copyrlprlit, 1030. liy Tho Associated Press) FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 12. —Bruno lUctvard Hauptmann's witness stand fight against the electric chair, his lawyer announced tonight, will consist of answers to seven questions—and six of the answers will be "no." Hauptmann's wife, Anna, will .follow her husband on the stand, and the defense expects the state "to accord her thje same consideration the defense has shown Mrs. Lindbergh," mother of the baby for whose murder Hauptmann Is now on trial. Said Edward J. Beilly, Hauptmann's chief counsel tonight. "I think we shall ask Hauptmann only seven questions. The questions, and their expected answers, are: "1. Did you kidnap the Lindbergh baby? A'.—No. .-.•-.. ."2. Were .you in Hopewell, N. J., the night of thje kidnaping? A.—No. "3. Did you make the ladder (which the state contends was used in gaining admission to the Lindbergh nursery)? A.—No. "4. Did you go up that ladder to kidnap the Lindbergh baby? A.—No. "5. Were you in New Jersey the night of the kidnaping? A.—No. "6. Did you write the ransom notes? A.—No. "7. Whjere did you get the money that was found in your garage? A.—From Isador Fisch." Although Hauptmann's direct ex- emination, as outlined tonight by his counsel, might require hardly more than a minute, cross-examination is expected to take longer. By limiting the direct questioning, however, thia defense will restrict the state's cross-examination. Beilly Makes 'Plea' Reilly did not indicate what testimony Mrs. Hauptmann would give. It is expected to be corroborative of Hauptmann's as concerns Isador Fisch, the man Hauptmann has insisted gave him the ransom money which was found last Sep- temper in Hauptmann's possession. In expressing the hope that the state would give her the same treatment that the defense accorded Mrs. Lindbergh, Beilly recalled that he had waived cross-examination because "we do not believe a mother's grief should be subjected to public examination." One of the day's developments— a story that a "double" of Hauptmann had been found and that it might have been this "double" that witnesses reported seeing .near the Lindberghs' home in the Sourland hills the day the baby was kidnaped and killed, failed to Impress Reilly. The "double" was named as Robert Scanlon of Menlo Park, a man who was in the vicinity of the Lindbergh home about the time of the crime. "Prom Mr. Edison's laboratories in Menlo park C6me many inventions," said Beilly. "Could this story of Hauptmann's 'double' be one of them?" Isador Fisch Blamed The defense spent today — the trial being in recess until Monday See HAUPTMANN, Page 4 • Here are two of Pampa'a mosi enthusiastic philatelists—stamp collectors. At the left is Paul Schneider, hold- 1 n JT an album started by his father, Alex Schneider Sr., about 40 years ago. Below is Otto Rice with his international album started about S l /2 years ago and added to substantial ly every year. Stamp collecting is one of the world's most popular hobbies. Some persons call it an investment more stable than stocks and bonds. PLEBISCITE IS TD PAMPANS ENJOY PASTIME OF KINGS O FAMED WOMAN FLIER BATTLES WEATHER TO WIN Stamp collecting, known to the hobbists as philately, claims among Its followers a number of Pampans, including the editor of this newspaper. Some of the collectors have "ridden" the hobby intermittently for years, others have become interested more recently. ' The U. S. governmenta sold $811,723 worth of stamps to collectors of this country last year. Among the world's most Consistent stamp collectors are President Franklin D. Roosevelt and-the Prince of Wales. Business men use the hobby as an Investment,'n relaxation, and for its educational value. Boys and girls like the pretty pictures and the knowledge they receive of biography and geography, history and science, war and peace. There are 2,000,000 stamp collectors In the United States. In Europe, nearly everyone collects stamps for profit or as a hobby. Pampa's most valuable stamp collection is owned by young Paul Schneider, who has been given the collection 'started by his father 40 years ago. Some of the rare Swiss stamps have a catalog value of up to $500 each and all of the stamps more than 20 years old are worth from a few cents to many dollars each, according to the number that remain in collections. The original album of the Schneider collection describes the stamps to be placed In It, and is printed in German, The Rev. A. A. Hyde, who left here recently, was an expert stamp collector. Stamp companies publish albums with spaces for every stamp ever issued, although even a modern Croesus could not obtain all the stamps. Some albums are arranged only for certain countries, are commemorative issues, or for certain languages. They cost from a- few cents to several hundred dollars A good stamp collector must know See PASTIME, Page 4 HUEY LONG'S INDUSTRIAL PENSION LAW IS EN JOINED BY NEW ORLEANS FEDERAL JUDGE Senator's Plan To Circumvent Sandard Oil Company Upset By U. S. Court. NHW ORLEANS, Jan. 12 (IP)— Senator Huey Long's industrial pension law was enjoined 1 today in 'federal court here while the "Square Deal association", organized at Baton Rouge to restore "constitutional government" called on the people to stand by them in their movement to "break" the Long dictatorship. It was announced in district court that Judge Wayne G. Borah had signed an injunction temporarily restraining Attorney General Oas- Hav, 1), Pprterfe from enforcing the industrial pension law passed at • request by the third spe- cial legislative session of 1934 and had set a hearing for Jan. 25 before a three-Judge federal tribunal. Suit was* filed by the Standard Oil company of Louisiana' and the Standard Pipe Line company, an affiliate of Standard Oil, alleging their $$0,000,000 industry in Louisiana .was being deprived of constitutional rights by the act. The jaw would, enforce the company to provide a proportionate pension for an employe dismissed after having been employed as much a3, Q fourth of the years which make him eligible for a pension. ' Long said the act was designed to prevent the discharging of em- ployes, wn.p soon would be eligible to* pensjonjng, "Qur ttnuity or pension plan «a? been in effect for many years and there are now approximately 170 annuitants who are receiving about $168,000 yearly," said J. C. Hilton, president of the Standard Oil company of Louisiana in discussing the suit. As the restraining order was announced the "Square Deal" leadership in Baton Rouge was calling upon citizens to join them in their fight against Long's dictatorial control which hold through his alliance with the state administration of Governor O. K. Allen.. Their organization grew out of the laying off temporarily IQ days ago of 1,000 employes by the Standard Oil company at Baton Rouge because of Long's new tax on refiners' oil. (NEWS Staff Photo and EnRravinB) CLERGY INCITED MEXICAN CLASH, PAPER_CLAIMS Report 'Five Persons Were Slain In Outbreak By CLARK G. LEE Associated Press Foreign Staff MEXICO, D. F., Jan. 12 (ff)~ Two townspeople wounded in the religious clash at Tacubaya said by a newspaper to have been incited by the Catholic clcrgry, died late today in a hospital and two others of seven injured were reported in a critical condition. Reports of other deaths were widely circulated but unconfirmed. MEXICO, D. P., Jan. 12. (/P)—A charge that Catholic clergy "deliberately inciting the people to acts of sedition" planned last night's outbreak in suburban Tacubaya, in which nine persons were injured, was flung into Mexico's turbulent religious controversy today. The newspaper El Naclonal, which supports the government, made the charge. It said five persons were Silled. Three, bodies, the newspaper said, were in hospitals and two were carried off .secretly. Hospitals and police, however, vigorously denied the reports, also ebanating from residents of the dis- ;rict, that the disorder resulted in fatalities,, insisting only one person was seriously injured and none killed. Five persons suffered bullet wounds. Pour were hit by stones. Policeman and three firemen were among the casualties. The fighting between townspeople and police broke out after the arrest of a Catholic priest accused of holding religious serviijes without a permit. - Worshippers attempted .to go to the priest's aid, precipitating the conflict. Most eye iyithess.es con,' firmed the official vers&n that the crowd was the By LOUIS ASHLOCK Associated Press Staff Writer (Copyrik'ht, 1MB, By The Associated Press) OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 12. tfP) Amelia Earhart Putnam, ocean- conquering- aviatrix, flashed Into Oakland today to complete (he first solo flight ever made between Hawaii and California— and hastily combed her tousled blonde hair before turning to face a madly cheering;, milling: crowd. "I'm tired," said the famous holder of many aviation records as she popped her head out of the cockpit^ saw the crowd and reached for her comb. The wheels of her swift red monoplane touched dry land at 1:31 p. m. P. S. T. (3:31 p. m. Central Standard time) just, 18 hours and 16 minutes after her exciting takeoff from Wheeler field, Honolulu, 2408 miles away. Two hours after landing she went to bed, without benefit of negligee, in an Oakland hotel. Watchers Uneasy Not satisfied with two aerial trips across the Atlantic and a host of other aviatrix honors, the 36-year- old aviatrix challenged the Pacific as has no other man or woman: She came through neatly but only after fighting a variety of weather and giving California watchers an uneasy three hours during which her position was not .known. Asked about reports that she was considering continuing on to Chicago or Washington immediately she smiled mysteriously and said: "Well, I'll have to check the . weather before hopping, but I won't be going for three or four hours." But Miss Earhart appeared pretty tired and the circumstances discounted the idea. Airport attendants said she had left instructions not to refuel her plane. Weather conditions to the east were reported unfavorable. "I had enough fuel in my tanks to have lasted another two hours," Miss Earhart went on. in contrast with the statement of Lieutenant Commander Clarence Williams indicating her supply was due to be See AMELIA, Page 4 Vote On Bonus Almost Assured Says Democrat WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (fl>)— New ways of expediting action on the bonus, social insurance, "nuisance tax" extension and the president's relief appropriations . w*re mapped todjay by congressional leaders. Although both house and senate were in recess with nothing of particular consequence in immediate sight, arrangements were being nade for the senate to take up the world court protocol and the house its second annual appropriations Jill on Tuesday. At the same time, .one leader, Chairman Doughton (D., N. O.) of the house ways and means conv- mittee, made a "guess" for the first time as to what his committee will do on the bonus. "I think it will report out a bonus bill," he said. House and senate leaders' have said that a $2,100,000,000 cash payment bonus bill probably wlU pass congress on the initial vote. A. survey, however, has shown th,at 36 senators—three more than enough —at present would ballot to SHS- ;ain a presidential veto. I Saw t A kitten being tossed out of. a local drug store, and soon after dangling from its mother's mou,ti\ as the mammy qa.t carried it dfe, f iantly back in. Ben Guill with lap

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