Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 18, 1935 · Page 1
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ROOSEVELT'S DAUGHTER MARRIES FORMER CHICAGO NEWS REPORTER Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center antpa Hat Uj HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa • VOL. 28. NO. 245 (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 18, 1935 (Twelve Pages Today) PRICE FIVE CENTS Twinkles Our London correspondent says that coaches of sports have no social standing In England. Oh, well, • neither do losing coaches over here. Old Mother Earth Is pretty smart, hut her progress .through the orbit might be a bit faster if she were streamlined. Yet, come to think of it, that would make Christmas bills come more often. Sounds queer, but Pampa now has an all-paved highway to Oklahoma City and soon will have one to Port Worth and Dallas. If we understand Mtr. Allrcd) correctly, anyone \vho thinks he won't like the state penitentiary and its bill of fare would do well to stay'away from the place. Tree belt projects remind us that the frontiersmen must have ridden many a mile to find a tree on which to hang horse thieves. Well, about all we know is what we read in this paper, and we put in about all we know, so that explains why we're >.'o (?) smart. Musing of the moment: Gene Shackleton was teasing his 7- year-old. grandson, John Austin Hughes, about "singing like a bird." "You'd better not sing like that out in the yard," Gene told him, "the birds might not like it." Replied John Austin, "Well, 1 just made a 'C' In my music so I don't think the birds will object." . . . Which they probably wouldn't. Brevitorials JtfOW IS AS GOOD a time as any to "discover" the Harvesters. Contrary to a general assumption, the lads do not hibernate during the winter and come 1 out only for spring football training. They are .. 'playing a game called basketball. V/e hear that it is the same activity which was being played on a windswept outdoor court when we came to Pampa back in February, 1927. NDrthers were more fre Juent in those days. Sometimes pebbles which seemed as big as basketballs hit the spectators in the face, but it is a fact that audiences of townspeople were just about as big then as now. WE WHOOPED IT UP editorially for the gymnasium and we've never regretted the fact. Trig city really needs several gyms. . . . Tonight is as good a time as any to learn more about this indoor football game called basketball. But don't blame the' beys if they lose. This Is the final examination period and most of the students have had things—statistics and such—on their minds. Or at least we hope they i did. . . . The opposition tonight is almost unbelievably tall, if advance reports are true. PROFESSIONAL sports are fairer * In some respects than amateur games. Lightweight fighters battle other lightweights. But a big bruising football team faces plucky but luckless little gridders. Tall basketball players play against short ones. Some coaches and fans are of the opinion that something should 1 be done about these human beanpoles. Some of them wish to lower the baskets for the benefit of the little fellows. The standard height is ten feet. Others would raise the baskets to 12 feet on the theory that this would be fairer to the midgets. "Dunking" of goals by elongated basketeers is rather easy if your head is by nature up in the stratosphere and your arms are pro, portionately long. . . . The coach up at Missouri U. is experimenlil • with a basket that is 2 inches larger than the present one and with' using the same-size basket with balls that are 2 inches smaller in diameter. ... After you watch a few games, you .may be an advocate of one of these changes. You may wish to move the bank-board inside the end * boundaries a few more feet to lessen the number of throw-ins. . . . Our thought is that we might develop curbstone coaches in basketball as , in football. Such mentors are lamentably meddlesome but better than fan silence—and absence! (~)UR POLITICAL PRIMER: There are four different methods of voting in the federal house; in the senate usually only two. Since there are only 96 senators, votes are t.ak:n either viva voce or by roll call. In the house, with a membership of 435, in order to conserve time a roll call is employed only when absolutely necessary. Usually the speaker puts the question: "Those in favor say 'aye':— those opposed, 'no'." If the speaker -, Is in-doubt, or if it sounds close, any member may ask for a' division. In this case those in favor stand up and are counted then those opposed do the same. The speaker does the * • counting and announces the result. If he still is in doubt, or if a de- jnand 1 s made by qnp^fifth a quorum, tellers are ordered. The speaker appoints one member on each side of the question to make the count. ,The twp tellers tafce their places at the»head of the center aisle. All ' 'Tri-State' Gang Leaders Captured By Federal Agents * * * * * * •YOU LIE!' YELLS MRS. HAUPTMANN ©- TWO ARE UNDER DEATH SENTENCE IN VIRGINIA NEW YORK, Jan. 18. (AP) — Robert Mnls, 29, and Waller Leffcnza, 41, who shot their way oul of a Richmond, V»., prison, and three other members of the "Tri-Slalc" trans;, were arrested in New York, the department of justice announced today. The other three under arrest, Frank Fay, of the department of justice, said were Mary McKecver, 34: M?-rtin Farrell, 28, and Edwin Gale, 23. Mais was surprised in an apartment at 8 Manhattan Avenue at 3:30 a. m.. and was captured in bed. Federal operatives and Philadelphia and New York police had surrounded the apartment house, and entered the apartment door so unexpectedly that Mais had no time to reach for a .38 calibre automatic pistol that was at his side. The first taken into custody were Parrell and Gale, seized in a inid- town hotel yesterday morning, Fay said. Legenza next was located in a Manhattan hotel, where he was receiving treatment for a broken leg. His arrest took place last night as did that of the McKeever woman who was visiting the patient. Fay, who is head of the intelligence division of the department of justice here, said "The arrest of these five eradicates, so far as we know, the tri-state gang." Mais and Legenza shot their way out of a Richmond, Va., prison Sept. 29, 1934. killing one prison guard and seriously wounding two others. They were under sentence of death for the slaying of the custodian of a U. S. mail truck. Fay said that after their escaoe they robbsd government armories in Baltimore and Norristown, Pa., to obtain weapons. The 1 two also had been sought for questioning in connection with the kidnaping of William Weiss in Philadelphia last November. Ransom of $8,000 was paid for his return, but Weiss is still missing. So carefully planned and expertly executed were the arrests that the fugitives were seized without having an opportunity to resist. "There was the usual scuffling," "Double" See DEATH CIIAIR, Page 0 Panhandle Man Appointed Texas Ranger Captain AUSTIN, Jan. 18 (/I 1 )—Governor James P. Ailrecl today announced appointment by Adjutant General Carl Nesbitt of two of six captains in the Texas ranger service and one sergeant and five privates. Captains were J. W. McCormick of Panhandle, formerly sheriff of Carson county and chief of police of Wichita Falls, . and Fred L. McDaniel of Archer City, formerly sheriff of Archer county. General Nesbitt will assign them later. Sid Kelso of Austin was made a sergeant. Privates appointed were William McMurray of Hebbronvillc; Dan Hines of Beaumont, F. O. Goen of Tulia, Harry L. Gross of Wichita Falls, and Leo Bishop of Rock Springs. McDaniel, McMurray, Kelso, and Bishop were immediately dispat&tied to San Augustine to relieve four rangers sent there during the Ferguson administration to work jo\\ a murder case. I Heard.. Stanley Kretzmeier receiving congratulations about town this morning. Yes, it's a blond, curly-haired daughter. Shs has been named Margaret Ann. Mrs. Kretzmeier and baby are home fnpm Worley hospital. Frank Lafd telling about the fellow who got up in the morning, looked in the mirror and didn't see himself, $o decided he had gone to The discovery of the marked siimilarity of appearance between Frank Scanlon, Menlo Park, N. J., realty man, top, and Bruno Hauptmann, below, may be used by the defense to confound state witnesses who testify they saw Hauptmann near the Lindbergh home at the time of the kidnap- ing. Scanlon, it is reported, was at Houewell on business then. HOUSE RECEIVES ALLRED'S STATE PLANNING BILL Board Would Include Seven Appointed By Governor AUSTIN, Jan. 18 (/P)—A bill to establish a state planning board, backed by Governor James V. Allrcd and regarded as the base on which stain recovery will be laid, was introduced in the Texas house today. It carried numerous signatures. It would set up a board of seven. The secretary of st;itc would be an ex-officio member and six would be appointed by Governor Allred for two, four, and six year terms. Members would receive no salary but would be paid their expenses. The bill recommended an appropriation of $12,000 to support the board until August 21, 1935. Governor Allrcd nas advised the legislature that a planning board was necessary for Texas to obtain its full share in the national government's • public works recovery program. The board would initiate project investigations and prepare data 1 for submission to the PWA. The senate set for special consideration Wednesday morning a group of bills to broaden the investment field for banks and insurance companies to facilitate Texas participation in the national housing construction program. The bills were introduced yesterday and rushed to the floor with a favorable committee report. House members sought to insure prompt committee action on all legislation referred to committees. A resolution was offered by Representative W. E. Clayton of El Paso that- would give 25 members power to force a report on a bill that had been in committee 30 days. Efforts will be made to amend the resolution to permit 15 members to demand a report after the first 30 days of the session if a bill has .been in committee six days. Representative John Fain of Weatherford also moved to restrict the power of conference committees appointed to adjust differences between the houses. The committees would be prohibited from including any matter in its report not contained in the original legislation. HOUSE, (i RAVINE HOLDS 2,700 GALLONS OF MASH ON NORTH FORK Sheriff Earl Talley led his deputies on an excursion yesterday afternoon which resulted in confiscation of a huge whisky still and arrest of two young men found at the site about 7 miles sxmtheavSt of I/eFors. Acting on a "hot lip." Sheriff Talley and his men made a circuitous approach after wading the North Fork, afoot. The still was hidden in a dry ravine which runs into a small tributary of the North Fork. The officers were able to get within 10 feet of the still, peering over tl\e wall of the small ravine, before they made themselves known. No one was in sight but voices were heard inside a small tent. Sheriff Talley .shouted for the men to "Come on out, hands first." One man emerged. "How many more are there in that tent?" asked the sheriff. "One more," said the first man. The sccpnd man was ordered out and the two were searched. No weapons were found. Leaving Deputies Ben Lockhart and O. T. Lindsey to guard the arrested men and the still, Sheriff Talley and Deputy Siler Hopkins went to LeFors and telephoned to Pampa for a truck to haul the stil!. Before dark, the metal parts of the still were brought to Pampa and the wooden vats, holding 2,700 gallons of mash, were destroyed with an ax, releasing the foul-smelling fluid into the creek bed. The location was within 50 yards of the Fort Worth & Denver railroad, near a trestle. Water for the still was taken from a creek bed and fuel from an old gas well 400 feet away. The gas was carried through strings of garden hose. The end of the ravine had been spaded down so that an old car could be'driven down out of sight. The tent, vats, coil-tank, and other equipment likewise could be seen only at the open end of the ravine, from the north. Several cases of whiskey were ready for removal and the still was in full operation when found. About 400 gallons' of mash liquid was used every 24 hours, it was estimated. Substantial supplies and considerable food was on hand. The still evidently had not been operating many days. Lumber in the mash vats was bright And new. The men arrested gave their names as Clarence Garrison and L. Brown. Charges of possessing a still for the purpose of manufacturing intoxicating liquor were filed against them this morning. ••• Man Indicted In Childress Death CHILDRESS, Jan. 18 MV-W. T. Hittson, Vernon oil salesman, was indicted today for murder in connection with the death of R. L. Simuis, Cottlc county farmer, in a "hit-and-run" driving incident,. Hiltson was arrested and made $1,500 bond. Another indictment in the same case charging Hittson with failure to stop and render aid was returned by the grand jury Ja'n. 11. Sim m's body was found near his car the morning of Nov. 22 by a passerby. Four small children, Helen and Thelma Lee White and Lawanda arid Jackie Pulliam, children of friends of Simms', had been riding with him. Simms,was hit by a passing car when he got out to repair his own vehicle. The children remained in the car throughout the night, afraid to leave it. LATE MEWS NEW YORK, Jan. 18. (IP)— Intimate associates of Col. Charles A. Lindbergh said today that after the Ilaitptniann trial ends he is expected to fly across the Pacific ocean preliminary to the establishment of an American air transport service between California and China. WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (/I 1 )—The ven.'ilc mines committee today agreed on new legislation to prohibit transportation of "hot oil" in interstate commerce and Siinalor Connally (D., Tex.) promptly introduced it in the senate. It is intended to meKt the decision of the supreme court holding section 9c of the recovery act unconstitutional because it delegated unlimited powers to the executive to regulate the oil industry. McLean Poultry Judging Contest Opens Tomorrow M'LEAN. Jan. 18.—Tomorrow the McLean F. F. A. chapter will conduct a poultry judging contest for the Vocational Agriculture students of the entire Panhandle district, to which 25 schools have been invited. The entire affair will be in charge of the local chapter boys directed by Arthur Ledbetter, their president. All previous planning, preparation, and arrangements have been made by the boys and everything is in readiness for n first class contest. The 50 exhibition question examination will be held at ip a. m. at McLean high school. Trm fowls and eggs will be judged at the Foxworth- Galbraith lumber yard. The classes to be judged will be white and brown eggs, one class each; production Barred Rock hens, R. I. Red hens and White Leghorn hens; exhibition Barred Rock hens, R. I. Red hens, R. I. Red cocks and White Leghorn hens. The McLean second string poultry team will judge for practice but will not compete for the large C. of C. trophy. Barbara Mdivani Leaves For Egypt NEW YORK, Jan. 18 (/I 1 )—Princess Barbara Hutton Mdivani, heiress to the Woolworth millions, sails tonight for the sunny skies of Egypt and a reunion with her husband, the roving Georgian Prince Alexis. Hhe journey to the land of the Pharaohs is the Princess' answer to recurrent rumors of a rift between her and the prince. Reports of a disagreement, previously current in England, were renewed when she . sailed alone for New York last fall to spend the holidays with her father, and the prince went on to India to hunt tigers and play polo. WEST TEXAS: Cloudy tonight: Saturday unsettled in South, vain turning to snow and much coider in north portion. Livestock warnings in north portion. Future Clouded -® Arthur VV. 1,'iitten, llic grain speculator, famous for his nctivitio:; in the Chicago pit, is pictured above u-1 lie attended ;i hearing before a cabinet IrilmtKil in Washington, when his defense against charges of disguising grain future deals was presented. A month is expected to before a decision will be reached on whether or not bs will be barred from further trading on U. S. Grain exchanges. ANNUAL JAYCEE 1935 Officers Will Be Installed At Meeting Officers who will guide the Pampa Junior .chamber of commerce through 1935 will be installed at a ladies' night banquet in the Schneider hotel dining room at 8:15 o'clock Tuesday night. During the evening, a nation wide broadcast by the national president and other officials will be heard. Entertainment will be furnished by the Southern club orchestra and floor show. Philip R. Pond will be toastmaster. Jim Collins, vice- president of the Texas Junior chamber of commerce, will install the officers, who will be, H. L. Polley, president; Jack Dunn and Bob Watson, vice-presidents; R. G. Hughes, secretary, and Harold Miller, treasurer. Pampa's "most useful" young citizen will be given a pin of recognition by Rev. Gaston Foote. The recipient will be selected by a committee of Pampa's older men. W. T. Fraser will greet members of the Pampa board c.f City Devel- Scc JAYCEES, Page 8 Neighbors Dies Of Broken Neck And Other Hurts Arthur Neighbors died in a local hospital at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon of injuries received Monday morning in the south Pampa oil field, Mil. Neighbors Deceived a neck fracture when struck on the head by a joint of tubing, while jit work on a Texas company well. The body is at the G. C. Malone Funeral home. Burial arrangements have not been marie. Mr. Neighbors is survived by his wife, a small HOD, Gerald Edward, and his mother who resides at Memphis. Mr. Neighbors had been a resident of Pampa for the last seven years. HAROLD ENGLISH, AMARiLLO FLYING FIELD MANAGER, KILLED AS CAR STRIKES TRUCK Victim Blinded By Lights; Car Crashes Into Rear End Of Loaded Truck. AMARILLO. Jan. 18 W)— Harold W. English, 33, Amarillo flier was killed instantly about 12:30 o'clock this morning when the automobile he was driving prashed into the rear end of a truck three miles east of Amartilo. English was driving toward Amarillo the time of the accident. He was believed to have been blinded by the headlights of an eastbound automobile. His chest was crushed, his face scratched, and he suffered internal injuries. Robert Campbell was driver of the truck, which was loaded witli farm machinery. English was manager and secretary-treasurer of English Field, which he established in 1929 and which was named for him. At the time of his death, English was associated with Thornton Oxnard, president of the Amarillo Airport Corporation, in the drilling of a deep oil test near here. COURTS RECOMMENDED AUSTIN, Jan. 18 .(AP)—Governor James V. Allred today recommended reestablfshment of two special district courts in Gregg and Rusk counties to handle oil litigation and state proratlon cases. JOHN BOETTIGER AND MRS. ANNA DALL ARE WED TURMOIL BREAKS OUT AS SHE SHOUTS AT WITNESS FLKMINGTON, N. .T., .Tan. 18. Wi—Justice Thomas W. Trench- aril at the request of proesculion i'ml defense counsel, today determined to adjourned court over Saturday. FI.EMINttTON, N. J., .Ian. 17. (AI*)—Anna II»ii|>(maiin shouted "It's a lie" as Mrs. Ella Arlirn- hn.eli, :v "surprise" witness for the :t:M» >vi;tl I ha I Mr*. Hauulinaiin ri'me to her one or (wo days after the Lindbergh kidnaping- and told her thnt she and bcr husband hail just returned from a trip. "You lie. Mrs. Aclienback, you lie," the pale faced wife 1 of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, on trial for murder in the kidnaping, shouted. This was the second outbreak in two days, Hauptmann himself having Klven the lie to a federal agent yesterday. The courtroom was in turmoil. Spec. h> tors Ira-ped to their feet as did the- members of the two legal WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. (AP) —Today's newest, most startling twist to the old Horatio G. Alger story—the marriage of Ihe president's daughter to the news reporter—swept aside all other topics of conversation in the cap. ilal. Tlie minute the President and Mrs. Roosevelt, had announced the marriage in New York this morning of Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Dall to John Boeltiger, former Chicago i Tribune correspondent here, noth- I ing elsp seemed to matter in this | town of talk. The Lindbergh kidnnp trial, thn worlrl court, the gold case, all avidly dissected only yesterday, succumbed to n most minute recapitulation of this romance which had the city; months ago, and which rose nbove ail obstacles. In nil the. yi'iir.s the newsmen have been a^slancd to "cover" the comings and the- goings and the r.nyings of presidents, thf> re- resourceful and hnndsome Boetti- Kcr. working on an anti-adminls- tration paper, and wriUntr articles often critical, was Uic first ever to marry into the presidential family. Ho quit Hint job in December, but an acquaintance which began in the press .car of a political campaign train in 1932 had ripened into romance during his comings and gainps as a reporter assigned to Ihf white 1 house — and as a friend there. In press conferences with tho dad of his bride-to-be, he would !i."k as many questions as anyone. Wriw ;mc[ again the president would preface his reply with "John." staffs. Mrs. Hauptmami's face, Ti.sunlly pallid, wnp reel bu>l she had a sat. i.'jt'iod look. '•Whether the objects or not, I want that in the record," Wilrmz said with heat. •"liiis is not the second, but the third time tho Hauptmann's have interrupted. I want to know whether they or the court are trying this case. I know the court is." "The defendant and his wife are under high tension," Reilly explained. Justice Thomas W Trencbard, who passed over Hauptmann's out_ break without notice yesterday, shook his head dubiously. "This woman who made this outburst is his wife? the justice asked. ReiHy nodded assent. "Madam, don't you see the im_ propriety of this outburst. I am asking you. Don't you sec?" "Will you promise you won't do it again?" Trenchard continued. "I like to try but sometimes I can't help," Mrs. Hauptmann replied. Her voice breaking she apologized and said that she would not "offend again these gentlemen and theJ jury." Justice Trenchard suggested that Hauptmann also make such a promise. Reilly interposed to say that Hauptmann had "wanted to apologize" for his conduct yesterday. Mrs. Hauptmann displayed no emotion other than in the breaking of her voice. Hauptmann, who had leaped to his feet in making his charge yesterday, remained motionless throughout the interruption. Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, father of the slain baby, was unmoved by Mrs. Hauptmann's outcry. He sat quietly, though counsel for both sides and spectators leaped to their feet. Attorney General David T. Wil- entz, angered, addressed himself to the court. "If your honor please, wo object to these demonstrations, whether they are staged or otherwise!" C. Lloyd Fisher, defense attorney, jerked himself forward. "I ask that those remarks be stricken," he demanded. "One moment!" commanded Justice Thomas W. Trenchard, pla- catingly, patiently. "Who said that?" "Mrs. Hauptmann," reported Wil- cntz. "This is the second time this thing has happened," complained Justice Trenchard. He referred to Hauptmann's own outbreak of yesterday, when l>e loudly accused witness Thomas H. Sisk of lying. "What I resent," said Fisher, "and I don't think it was intended, is the general remark, 'whether they are staged or not'." "Oh, well ..." said the court. The atmosphere was still tense. The spectatovs he'd only begun to settle back in their seats. Wilentz called Sergeant John Wallace, of the state police, who participated in the arrest of Hauptmann last September. Q. On Sept. 18, 1934, tell us what you did? Wallace told of lying in wait for Hauptmann to come out of his home on 222nd Street, the Bronx, and of trailing him in a car with fellow officers. See NKVV YORK, Jan. 18 (/P)—In a simple ceremony, without flowers or attendants, Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Dall. daughter of the president, and John BocUiser, former Washington correspondent of the Chicago Tribune, were married today at the Roosevelt town house on East GSth street. "They had parental blessings and tho president telephoned his congratulations from Wasrun0ton ( " Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt •. .said after the wedding. , ' . . • • The couple left immediately by 'automobile far an unannounced destination on their honeymoon trip. The ceremony took place about 9 a. m., shortly after the license was procured at the city hall. The marriage culminated one of Washington's pet romances, but it did not come as a surprise to the president's family, Mrs. Roosevelt said. Great secrecy surrounded the cer- See MARRIAGE, Page 8 One Killed And Five Injured In Panhandle Wreck AMARILLO, Jan. 18. (AP)—One man was dead and five persons were injured, two seriously, as a result of a head.on highway crash near Panhandle last night. A. C. Fletcher, 44, Pampa mechanic, was killed when the automobiles collided about 7 o'clock. : Gibb Frazier, Pampa, suffered a fractured left ankle and chest Injuries, and C. V. Maxwell. Dlnunitt, suffere'd a broken leg and ; back injuries. They were brought to an Amarillo hospital. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Couch, and Mrs. Mildred DeShong, and C. H. Prather, all of Pampa, were bruised. Mrs. DeShon'g was taken to a White Deer hospital, and Mr. and Mrs. Couch were taken to Pajnpa. Fletcher's body remained at Panhandle pending arrival of relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Couch were brought to Worley hospital in a G. C. Malone ambulance. Mr. Prather was brought to Pampa by a passing motorist. A Malone ambulance took Mrs. DeShong to White Deer. Mrs. Couch is in a serious condition with a broken jaw, frap- tured hip, cuts and bruises and probably other injuries. Mr. Couch received only cuts and bruises, Mr. Prather is suffering from a fractured arm and severe cuts and bruises. Panhandle officers believe the machines crashed head-on in the center of the paving. Mr. Fletcher, employed here by Tom Rose, Ford dealer, came here from Oklahoma City in November. I Saw . . . Edward Scott and Stokes who have been suffering from bad colds and flu call time out to take capsules at the scheduled time in the Amarillo game last night, ikl has been ailing for a month. Stores a week. That center on the Tell team will play here tonight—and he is two and one-half inches taller tha.ti the- tallest man in Pampa. Clarence (Chinch) ....... tending the Amarillo-Pampa, ball game last night, ' '• Of the bo; £ Bob ~ ball

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