Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on September 2, 1935 · Page 1
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Pampa, Texas
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Monday, September 2, 1935
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ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA AND West Texas: Partly cloudy Sunday and Monday. Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa antpa THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City Ifi Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center (VOL. 29. NO. 127) (Full "AP" Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 2, 1935. (Six Pages Today) (PRICE FIVE CENTS) WORDS ^O.E.H. JP Qtbdsate mnqs --' _ J BYROM. By OTHER WRITERS H. S. HlLBURN In Plalnview Herald—More effort toward temperance, less toward prohibition might well be n good motto of Texans. LAS VEGAS OPTIC—Perhaps In no other session of Congress since statehood has there been so much secured directly and Indirectly for the actual benefit of New Mexico as during this last session of Congress. CLYDE E. WARWICK In Canyon News—People up In Northwest Texas were surprised that repeal carried. Pact Is the wets pulled a very keen political trick which won the election. Without doubt a majority of the people of Texas are against the saloon. The wets knew this and decided upon a defensive campaign. They started the whisper that there was no chance for repeal. They spent very little money excepting the paid workers who spread the propaganda that Texas would re- maln >dry. This caught the drys off guard, and thousands of them did not go to the polls, thinking the battle was won. The liquor problems are now In the hands of the wets. We shall see how well they live up to their promises of temperance and law enforcement. GENE A HOWE in Childress Index—In the east whenever Will Rogers' picture is shown upon the screen there Is wild applause. And personally I don't know but that it's a good idea. When I see his picture it so affects me that I don't like to remain silent. I'd like to shout some sort of a tribute to him. • MEMPHIS DEMOCRAT—We saw someone in a plane diving over the business secton far too low for safety. MACK STANTON in Memphis Democrat—Just take it from one who knows, these department stores are loaded—simply bursting with merchandise. They claim they are waiting for cold weather before they announce it for sale, but they can't fool me—they are so stlnkingly selfish that they want to keep It all themselves. And if you want to make 'em real mad, just go in and insist that they sell you some of those pretty coats and dresses and shoes and those other things that a bashful man cannot write about. ADRIAN ODOM in Hereford Brand—Vacation time ends, and they (the children) must forget the carefree summer days and accustom themselves to studying, keeping quiet,, obeying instructions and getting plenty of sleep at night. Here the parents must cooperate In order for the children to receive the greatest benefits from their school work. A child left to form Its own habits will be handicapped from the start. HOMER STEEN in Floyd County Hesperian—One thing is certain. The taxpayers are not going to be satisfied when and if persons otherwise able to care for themselves begin getting pension money from the state. THE PLAINSMAN in Lubbock Journal—Rough estimates being bandied around Austin are to the effect that legal liquor will bring from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000 per year Into the Texas treasury . . . Well, we'll need it with the Old Age pensions. POLICE BAFFLED DENVER, Sept. 2. W)—The bullet- pierced body of a well dressed young woman, found lying on a bed in a fashionable home where she was a stranger, provided a riddle for Denver police today, A pistol with one cartridge discharged was on the bed besjde the woman, who was identified as Mrs. Helen Waller, 28. I Heard.. .-A friendly "come up and see us some time" from, Jim Keller this morning,-just before he and his wife and three daughters left for Bonners Perry, Idaho- where Jim recently) purchased a Jarge ranch. The Kellers have just returned from a 7,200-mile trip through 10 states and British Columbia; and Old ^texlco. They ran on to the ranch while traveling and liked it so well they bought it. They visited every national monument in the west, including 'Yellowstone National park and the San Plegp, exposition. Jim is practically ''nuts" about Idaho, and Jn addition to the ranch, he bought, art interest in a lead and silver mine. The ranch has plenty of bear and other wtjd game on it. Jim has 1 beep In Gray pounty for 29 years. He moved from, what is now Known as Kellervjjle to Pampa: nine years ago. His mother, Mrs. Ida Seller, and his brother, L. M. Keller, Will also live In Jdafto. Jim invited ll (£ frtW** won> .&> regrets , to v^-Wro »t any WOMAN KILLED, 15 WOUNDED IN RIOT Haile Selassie Defends Grant O£ Concessions Tells Representatives of European Nations He Has' Right to Do as He Wants. ! LONDON—Anthony Eden went to Paris to confer with Premier Laval. Eden's position is weakened by suspicion that Britain has a selfish Interest In the Ethiopian oil concession to a U. S. corporation. ROME—Italian cabinet ministers, back from military maneuvers, arc expected to formulate a policy on the "new African trick" on oil concessions. ADDIS ABABA—Emperior Haile Selassie says he will not revoke the concession to an American corporation. PEK'i'SHIRE, Scotland — The Duphccs of Atholl writes that Ethiopian .dispute places the United Kingdom In one of the mo-'t difficult positions it has ever known. By JAMES A. MILLS Associated Press Foreign Staff ADDTS ABABA, Sept. 2 (AP)— The British, French and Italian ministers, upon instructions' from their governments, today made representations to Emperor Haile fhlassie concerning the concession of oil and mineral resources to an American corporation. The African potentate only beamed upon them and said he had a right to do as he pleased within his own house. Sir Sidney Barton, the British minister, urged the emperor to recall the concession but the latter only replied, "peace be unto you," and reminded the British minister one of his own countrymen,, Francis M. Rickett, who negotiated the concession, was already soaring over the African mountains to Europe with a signed and sealed charter in his pocket. The stupefaction caused in the foreign legations by the emperor's gift of the concession continued. The feeling prevailed that the soft-spoken but astute little sovereign had thrown an Ethiopian monkey wrench into the international machinery, upsetting all the calculations and plans of the powers and perhaps forcing a postponement of the league of nations council session. Previously the emperor told the Associated Press that the pressure of the British government would be useless In making' him revoke the TNT concession. "Surely," he said, "the British government cannot interfere in a concession granted to the United States." (The British foreign office authorized its minister to Ethiopia to advise the emperor to withhold the concession). "As a sovereign state, we have the right to do anything we please In our own territory," he continued. "The United States is not a party to the 1906 treaty in which England, France and Italy merely pledged themselves to do nothing to encroach on the interests of others. "That is one of the reasons I gave the concession to Standard Oil. As the agreement is already signed, sealed and delivered, I do not see how it can be recalled if such a thing is suggested by the British government." Emperor Haile Selassie, in an See ETHIOPIA, Page 6 ETHIOPIAN DEAL MAKES GREAT BRITAIN'S FACE RED LONDON, Sept. 2 (ff)—Anthony Eden, British minister for League of Nations affairs, flew to Paris today to confer with Premier Pierre Laval in the hope of strengthening opposition to the Italo-Ethiopian war at the league council meeting Wednesday. Eden will attempt to get France's signature to the joint report of the collapsed trl-power conference which urged sanctions against the aggressor in such a waT. Britain On Spot. Revelations of a $50,000,000 deal negotiated by Francis M. Rickett, Briton, which gave an American company a 75-year oil and mineral concession over half of Ethiopia added? complications to Eden's formidable task of trying to secure unqualified French support' at Geneva. ' Despite the hurried and almost unprecedented denial the British government that it was either aware of or involved in the .idea, official circles here regarded the developments as most unfortunate. It was stated in informed quarters that there would be not the slightest change in British policy at Geneva, even though the Rickett deal is interpreted by the continental press as a stroke of British "shopkeeper's cunning" disclosing Britain's whole attitude in championing the league as an attempt to mask British imperial Interest In Ethiopia. Eden was confronted with a' new element of distrust on the part of France, which is already leaning toward Italy — particularly toward Italy's mission of bayonets. It is understood that Eden, after seeing Laval,- will confer with Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin at Aix- Les-Bains and inform him of the French attitude before the prime minister returns to London to await the legue's developments. The British government is pursuing an investigation to ascertain if any British men or money were involved In Ethiopia's oil concession to the African Development and Exploration company. Sir Sidney Barton, Britjsh minister to Ethiopia, is.expecter to submit a report. It is understood Sir Sidney has been instructed to advise Emperor Haile Selassie to withhold the concession. 'African Trick' Probes. ROME, Sept. .2 C/P)—Ministers of Premier Musolinis cabinet returned from their military service In the war maneuvers today and found among their first duties the formulation of a definite Italian attitude toward the granting of oil concessions in Ethiopia to an American corporation—termed here "a new African trick." The Italian government is anxious See EDEN, Page 6 ® The Machine and- The Man m fit Power into shafts, spinning in their babbit bearings. Shafts into gears, grinding in their grease. Small wheels into giant wheels, transmutation of spued into grim and inexorable force ... In a corner of this picture is a man, alert to the demands of the machine, dwarfed by it in size, perhaps dwarfed by It in significance. The man knows all about the specter called technological unemployment. Ho counts himself lucky that ho still has a job pulling levers and switches, and serving- the machine that can do the work of a thousand men. Stout fella! A great man in greasy visor, overalls and undershirt. A wisp of mustache and stubble of beard for virility; a cocky cigarct for insouciance. A friendly guy, you'll guess; proud, and smart as they come. . .Those cool, shrewd eyes with the laugh- lines around them—Vou wonder about their thoughtful express- ion. Is he looking back on vanished boom days? Or nearer by, at strikes and doles and No- Help-Wantcd signs? Chances are he is looking: ahead, confident that he can cope with what will come. . . Who is this man? No matter; there are millions of him. PRESIDENT ENDORSED BY LABOR HEAD Texas Labor Takes Holiday —New Deal Generally Approved in Speeches. (By The Associated Press Texas working- men put behind them all thoughts of punching time clocks as they planned to observe Labor Day' with elaborate celebrations. The conventional medley of parades, picnics, baseball games and other features were on the programs scheduled in all parts of the state. Fort Worth's observance, in which Dallas labor joined, was the principal one, with Governor Allred and Attorney General William McCraw on hand to give addresses. Galveston planners were ready to have a large crowd of visitors. A huge parade, and a dance and frolic on the beach front featured the day's festivities. Houston, Corpus Christl, Austin and Beaumont also planned extensive celebrations. WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (AP) —Organized labor stopped work today to count its gains and discuss Us problems. At Labor day rallies throughout the country, union workingmen See'PRESIDENT, Page 6 Witnesses' Stories Differ In Ickes Accident Hearing SANTA FE, N. M., Sept. 2. Persistent reports of a nearby "black sedan" in the isolated area where Mrs. Ijarold L. Ickes, wife of the cabinet member, died in an automobile accident, puzzled investigators today after a hit-and-run crash theory was abandoned. Two witnesses who saw the wreck Saturday insisted a second car figured in the tragedy, while a tilling station attendant who aiso was a witness, supplied contradictory details. Three survivors, Frank, Allen, of Gallup, N. M., hired driver, Genevieve Forbes Herrie!?. Washington, D. Q. newsHaper^wpman, and Ibrahim Seyfulteh, attache of the Turkish embassy, were recQvering pelvis fractures. AJlen regained co« sciousness more than 24 hours after his car swerved from the rugged Taos highway north of here and overturned four times. District Attorney David Chavez hoped to question the trio of injured shortly. The body of Mrs. Ickes, distinguished as an author, legislation and reform leader, was escorted to Lamy, N. M., at the foot of the Sangre de Oristo mountains by militia. Mrs, B. H. Pakley of Santa Fe, long time friend, accompanied the body toward Chicago where it is due Tuesday by train. Seyfullah was quoted by E. J. House, state police head, as remembering vaguely a par. so far ahead of their own that it resembled only a But J. R. Modrall, an assistant attorney general, brought a story from Magdalena Lopez, of a "black sedan" passing her driveway about the time of the accident. A. F. Snow, vacationing from Los Angeles, insisted there was a second car while Robert Ferguson, filling station operator, said the Ickes hired machine was alone. House, in summarizing, said "we heard at first it was a case of hit and run driver, but there was no evidence the wreckage car had been struck by another." A coroner's jwy found Mrs, Jokes died,of a fracture of the cervical vertebrae and a possible skull fracture, or LABOR DAY IS HOLIDAY HERE; STORESCLOSED Sports'men WisK For Sunshine to Enjoy Games, Races Labor day in Pampa is a holiday, but little more. Most stores closed for the day, although there were exceptions. Peace officers remained on duty, but other public offices were closed. There was good duck-hunting weather, but what the sportsmen wished was sunshine for baseball, golf, and similar activities. The day was dully overcast after rainfall yesterday afternoon and last night totaling .65 of an inch. The thermometer stood at 58 this morning, makijng gas heaters welcome in many homes. Officers reported a very .quiet week-end, with nothing happening to affront the peace of the community. Ambulance men and hospitals "stood by" to await the usual holiday casualties, but doubted that there would be any. The NEWS em- ployes, were'on duty early in order to issue today's edition near noon mid have the rest of the day to attend horse races or rest' at their homes. A few business men used the holiday to take invoices or do work which accumulated during recent vacations. With typical Panhandle vagary, the weather about-faced at 9:30 a. m., the sun breaking through the clouds and almost instantly raising the temperature. The clouds lightened but continued heavy through the morning. The city commission planned to meet this evening as usual. Considerable business of importance awaits attention. FIGHT TEXAS FLOOD EL PASO, Sept. 2. (#)•—Hundreds of men worked feverishly today to bulwark levees near TorniHo, little town 34 miles south of here, where the crest of the worst flood on the Rio Grande since 1936 was reported. This morning the emergency crew had worked 16 hours without food _ATG LONDON, Sept. 2 (AP) — The Reuters correspondent at Dircda- wa, Ethiopia, said today he had heard an unconfirmed report that an advance guard of 1,000 Italian troops with 1,500 native troops had crossed the Ethiopian frontier west of Assab, Wednesday Will Be Pampa Day at . Panhandle Races Wednesday will be Pampa day at the Panhandle horse races. In order that local residents may make a good impression, Pampans are requested to call at the B. C. D. office in the city hall and obtain badges. Panhandle folk will be' watching for the badges. 111,500 FARMERS WITH AAA WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (AP)— The ranks of farmers who hold quasi-official positions in the enforcement of the AAA's crop adjustment programs have reached a total of 111,500. ARE KILLED IN PLANE'S CRASH Western Air Express Strikes Wire and Burns' LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (tf>) — Three persons were killed late last night in the fiery crash of a Western Air Express plane a few minutes after taking off from Union Air terminal for Salt Lake City. The dead: George C. Sherwood, 39, pilot, Los Angeles; Fred Burlew, co-pilot, 35, Glendale, Calif,, and Miss Donna Naylor, 22, stewardess, Burbank, Calif. The dual motored Boeing transport was circling toward the fielc| with its engines apparently missing, when it struck a high tension wire line and crashed in flames against a ranch barn. Firemen battled the heat for 20 minutes before they could recover the charred bodies. Seventeen sacks of U. S. mail See PLANE CRASH, Page 6 NEW DEAL LEGAL MINDS TO FACE LAWYER WHO SLEW NRA WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (/P)— The new deal marshaled its best legal minds today for another major engagement with Frederick H. Wood, New York lawyer who helped kill NBA. . Stanley F. Reed, the solicitor general, probably will be pitted against him when the supreme court hears arguments on the constitutionality of the new Guffey law creating a "little NRA" in the soft coal industry. They have met before. Reed's quiet voice parried Wood's booming thrusts in the Sohechter NRA. case which the administration lost. Prior to that they worked together in a successful of the government's right to nullify the. gold clause in private bonds. Wood is ft veteran railroad at- torney. He moved to New York from Kansas City more than 20 years ago to become general attorney for the Southern Pacific. He was instrumental in collecting $80,000,000 from the government in the famous railway mail pay case years ago, and tested the law under which congress sought to recapture a portion of the earnings of the more profitable railroads and turn it over to less remunerative lines. He filed suit to test the Guffey •bill in the District of Columbia supreme court within 24 hours after it was signed by President Roosevelt last Friday. Wood and Solicitor General Reed have vastly different courtroom styles. Wood t«lks fast and loud, gestures with arms and body, paces about, seldom refers to "his notes. Reed talks sloyly in a low voice, WORKERS ATTEMPT TO BREAK PICKET LINES PELZER, S. C.. Sept. 2. (/P)—A woman was killed and at least 15 wounded in a short-lived but terrific gun battle at the striketorn Pclzcr Manufacturing company mills here early today as workers attempted to break picket lines. ' Two companies of National Guard troops, called out by Governor Olin Johnson, left for the scene immediately from Greenville • and Greenwood under command.of-MaJ. Frank H. Barnwell of Florence. Mrs. Bertr.a Kelley, 21, mother Of two children, was the one slain. She was killed during the fighting at the company's main plant situated here on a slight hill. Perhaps Fatally Wounded J. P. McDougal, a watchmaker taking his son to work, was perhaps fatally wounded in a second gun battle at the number 4 plant a mile from the principal plant. Witnesses said approximately 500 pistol and rifle bullets screamed through the air during the two • fights that lasted but five minutes. The shooting at the main plant started after union pickets threw rocks at an approaching car. Ed.Jeanes, policeman employed by the mill, said he saw strikers open fire upon workers apparently without provocation as they neared number four mill, a mile across town from the scene of the first fray. "The strikers were hid behind an 8-by-10 piece of sheet iron right near the door of the mill." Jeaties asserted. "They had rifles, shotguns, and pistols. "When the people going to work got within about 25 yards, they cut loose with all they had and men and women went down everywhere. I didn't hear any words passed first. "I was just a little distance away, and got busy right away taking people to the hospital." All those shot were said to be members of the group of strikers and pickets that ringed the plants; shortly before opening time. A half stick of dynamite was exploded in front of the main plant but it did no damage. Bystanders said it was set off apparently with no other intention than to add to the confusion. Those wounded Included Jim Davis, Will Revis, Paul Mahaffey, W. A. Alexander, Mrs. Lary Campbell', Mrs. J. M. Ford, Mrs. Florence Sergeant, Clarence Dunlap, Alvin McDougal, Lizzie Gambrell, Sadie Alexander and Stella Sargeant, all at the number 4 plant. Injured at the number 1 plant included James Saxon, shot in the hip and shoulder. McDougal, 50, was shot in the head. He was rushed to a hospital at Greenville where it was said his condition was critical. Dunlap, also in a Greenville hospital, was said to be in a serious condition. Shooting Described Others of the wounded were cared for at an emeregency hospital here. Troops called out by the governor, ', who said he had "no statement to, make" immediately, were units oj . the 263rd coast artillery from Green- wood and Greenville, each with three officers and 66 men. They were ordered .to duty armed with rifles and sidearms. J. C. Turner, a clerk in a store, immediately across from the main • plant of the mill, said the shootirtg broke out at 6:10. "A bunch of strikers and sym* ' pathizers were picketing the main ' entrance and regular employes ot the mill were in front of the plant on the little hill just before the. See RIOT, Page 6 I Saw • • t This toast given by Stephen f, Austin at Brazoria, 100 years ago today, at the close of a speech in which he summarized Mexico's, ty« rannical attitude toward Texagj, "The constitutional rights and. «e* ^ curity and peace of Texa*-$&? ought to be maintained; and, J«~ ardized as they now are, they mand a general " " the people." What pft- first phenomenon;. Coac Indians (apt J&ipJ) sf wjth none jf ft .boys tovestjigatipa. reveled,, ing taflk>oi[ fo.ur

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