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Twinkles Although old age petitions arc e6ming, It would be unwise to flinre too strongly on' having: pensions big-,, enough to pay for d«bta incurred In raising high whoopee tight now. Huey Long's plan to make every man a king would be more acceptable it Huey would disclose what he would be under such an arrangement. Damming the oil flood Is one thing and damning it Is another. It is not always easy to distinguish which one Mr. Ickes is talking about. King George of England has created some more peers, baronets, and such, but he follows the usual British 'conservative policy by not yielding to the pressure of inflation- ists on the subject. Three million aliens add measurably to the unemployment problem, but the West Foster grouch Wants to keep ». lot of them and deport some natives who are unemployed all rlfVV but don/t really wish to work. Musings of the moment: Tired of petty thieving, Sheriff Guy Pierce of Donley county notes that citizens have the right to arrest thieves when the latter are caught In the act and even to shoot them at night . . . Shoot- Ing Is something that demands the discretion of a very, very r.mart person. Thieves often are better marksmen than the average citizen. And the worst outcome of all would be to shoot some friend or loved one by mistake . . . Carrying a gun Is all right In some circumstances, but the criminal usually has a chance to shoot first. Brevitorials rtONSIDER Hiwy Long—is he n ^ demagog or a prophet, a bully or a reformer? You can't get the answer by reading prejudiced ar- tloles, pro and con, or talking to Louisiana residents who view him from a localized standpoint ... It can be assumed In the beginning, however, that he does his cause vast harm by his bullying treatment of those who wish only to go their way, and who are not the persons he is gunning for. The cartoon on this page sums up rather well the Impression that he gives to outsiders, it Is very unfortunate that so many political opportunists seize upon the corectlon of abuses and, at the seme time that they may have laudable success In reform, by their personal instability and highhanded tactics pave the way for the return of old evils. •••••• TONO Is a r dicta tor in fact if not in 'legality. He has built an organization which brooks little opposition. Undoubtedly many of Long's political henchmen are with him for the same reason that for years men of little virtue buzzed around the nests of gambling, vice, and corruption in New Orleans. The test of any movement is its permanency, if Long were to die today, in what direction would Louisiana drift? And, assuming that Long does the state a great service .in ousting entrenched graft, will his own machine set up—if it already has not done so—similar abuses? Long has built roads. How much road money went into his political war chest? Has he hit effectively at graft in New Orleans? Has he permitted it in his own organization? These are legitimate questions to which, at the moment, we have very contradictory evidence. WE'VE SAID SOME rather cutting,, things about Long's personal characteristics. We thought he showed small sature when he became hugely offended because a college editor dared to criticize some of his policies, if he is so mighty and righteous, why was he afraid of even the smallest criticism from one of the least known of his critics? Why did he make a "straw man" of the amateur journalist and proceed to denounce him in the foulest language he could muster? . . . ' And why does he toot his own horn us if the fact of Jiis doing something were more important than the deed itself? ... In thse and many similar instances he has shown petu- lence, littleness, thug-isrn, and the attributes of a braggart. VOU CAN FORGIVE a great man his faults, but not all the faults that Huey has paraded. . . At the same time, In fairness to the man, we can say that he knows how to sound the sympathetic chords in the minds and hearts of the underprivileged, of which Louisiana evidently abounded, He has much ability on the stump if you wish to look at every evil from a single viewpoint. Louisiana was ripe for a house-cleaning when he appointed himself to wield the broom. It is said that the Devil can quote Scripture. Devil or not, Huey raised hell with New Orleans, cracked down qn entrenched tax,-<dodgers, and won a following throughout the state. Conditions have been right for his apueals and he has not been idle Now he aspires to be president and you must concede him nerve jis he attacks President Roosevelt, current national Idol, and suggests that Mr. Roosevelt has "sold out" *.o Wall Street. TN ALL FAIRNESS, we can state •*• that the glitter in Huey's speeches does not come entirely from fool's gold. He has done some things in Louisiana which commend him as a man whri oaves his nolitical rise with, something tangible. He has builded roads, shifted the tax burden on those more able to pay it, lengthened the school terms in the rural ••Districts, secured, lower power and telephone rates, and awakened in the masses of olt^ens a Desire for \SeeCOLUMN, 5 Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center mnpa wcooomMff HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa VOL. 28. NO. 250 (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24, 1935. (Eight Pages Today) • PRICE FIVE- CENTS • HAUPTHANH ON STAND TO DENY CRIME FDR Says It's Impossible To 'Itemize' Fund -® CLAIM IMPOSSIBLE TO OBTAIN FAIR TRIAL IN TULSA TIJLSA, Okla., .Tnn. 24. HP)—All but one of thirty witnesses questioned here today at a hearing on a defense motion for a change of venue in the murder trial of Phil Kennamer, federal jurgc's son, testified that in their opinion it would be virtually impossible for him to obtain a fair trial in Tulsa. There were oil men, lawyers, cafe cooks and n dozen other occupations represented in the group. Kennamer, chai'ged with the slaying Thanksgiving night, of John F. Gorrell, dental student, seeks to have the trial set for Jan. 28 transferred to adjoining Pawnee county. A. Flint Moss, defense attorney, asked Anderson to identify statements printed in the Tulsa World that Floyd J. Huff, Kansas City aviator and a state witness, had been tampered with. Anderson was sustained when he refused to say whether he could substantiate the statement. "We arp to decide only whether the defendant can have a fair trial," said District Judge Thurman Hurst. Col. O. W. Hoop, Tulsa police commissioner, and Sergeant H. B. Maddux of the Tulsa police force, will be the first witnesses called this afternoon. They will be asked to name a man assertedly involved in a $25,000 bribery attempt, allegedly made to halt investigation of the slaying of John Gorrell, Jr., for which Kennamer is facing trial Jan. 28. Col. O. W. Hoop, Tulsa police ccmmissioner, and Henry W. Maddux, police detective, who said he had been offered $25,000 to drop his investigation, waited to testify of'the alleged bribe while the monotonous round of witnesses added their opinion that a fair trial could not be had here. Cooperation in Handling Crowd Asked By Chief While preparing to handle the difficult "bank night" traffic problem tonight, Police Chief Art Hurst made three requests of motorists and pedestrians. The first is for motorists parked in the Cuyler block between Foster and Kingsmlll—which will be roped off—to refrain from moving their cars until the crowd has dispersed. Policemen will be on duty to help move the crowd and to keep traffic from becoming snarled in the group of people. Another request is for motorists to refrain from parking against the ropes. This circumstance caused trouble last week. All pedestrians are requested to stay off the sidewalk so that congestion may. be avoided. Burglars Loot Heiskell Home City police are investigating the theft of articles from the H. H. Heiskell hjome on East Kingsmill avenue. The losses have been over a period of two weeks and included fruit, bed clothes, Jewelry, and articles of clothing. Among the articles Mrs. Heiskell reported stolen were 24 jars of fruit, six sheets, 15 towers, three blankets, two bracelets, two pins, hat, pair of shoes, and soine blouses. f Heard .. That a' high school freshman, whom Chinch Barrett saw pushing a plow recently in a nearby field and who stands six feet one and weighs 200 pounds, will attend school here next year. Members of the Pampa Rotary club wondering yesterday if the weatbiar man were trying to turn the Methodist church into a Baptist church. The reason—A water pipe had burst and several inches of water covered the basement floor, necessitating the club members eating in another roem. President Renews Opposition to Saying .in Detail How He'll Spend Millions WASHINGTON, .Ian. 24. (/TVA congress embroiled over the issue of appropriating htig-e lump sums of cash for presidential allocation was told today by Mr. Roosevelt It was "clearly impossible at the moment" to itemize the $4,000,000,000 work relief program. This newest White House opposition to a determined movement in both parties to say In .detail how the fund should be spent was giv?n tn a special message transmitting to the capitol the report of the national resources board and the Mississippi valley committee of the public works administration. Of both reports, which have been made public previously, the president said: "These documents constitute a remarkable foundation for what we hope will be a permanent policy of orderly development in every part of the United States." Then referring more directly to the move for legislative allocation of the mammoth public-project fund, the president said: "As I have already stated, it is only because of the current emergency of unemployment and because of the physical impossibility of surveying, weighing and testing each and every project that a segregation of items is clearly impossible at this time. "For the same reason the constituting of fixed and permanent administrative machinery would retard the immediate employment objective." Mr. Roosevelt expressed the hope that "after the immediate crisis of unemployment begins to mend, we can afford to appropriate approximately five hundred millions dollars each year" for purposes of an See F0H, Page G John Turcotte Named Laketon Farm Chairman Lakelton .farmers lh]i week formed a community organization for 1935. The meeting was called to order by chairman C. W. Bowers. An address was made by John Turcotte on the cooperative meeting held at Dallas. Dec, 5, 6, and 7, 1934, and on cooperation in general. The purpose of the meeting was exolained by County Agent Ralph Thomas. Thirty-two farmers were present at the meeting. John Turcotte was elected chairman of the association, Clarence B. Bowers, vice-chairman, and Horace Smith, secretary. Mr. Thomas discussed various phases of future programs and Floyd McLaughlin, I. E. Howard, W. S. Paris, and John B. Webster were appointed by Chairman Turcotte to serve as a program committee. The first Monday of each month was set as meeting date and 7:30 p. m. as the time. Record books were given to all members and their use was discussed by Clyde L. Carruth, assistant agent. At the close of the meeting, John Webster was elected cotton community committeeman. THE MUSIC LOVER (Read "PAMPA" Column on this Page) Mew Gas Bills Introduced Amarillo's Representative Would Declare Pipe Lines Public Utilities by Law. AUSTIN, Jan. 24. (/P)—Hearing on bills intended to solve gas wastage in the Texas Panhandle, originally set for next Tuesday has been postponed to February 5 by the house committee on oil, gas and mining to give interested persons more time to prepare arguments. AUSTIN, Jan. 24. (/P(—Consideration was started In the house today of a bill to establish a state planning board, regarded by Governor James V. All red as the base on which state recovery should be founded and his chief proposal for bringing Texas out of its depression troubles. In a test vote on a motion to postpone consideration until Monday the house showed itself overwhelmingly in favor of the bill with final action slated for tomorrow. AUSTIN, Jan. 24. (/P)—Secretary Ickes today declined to appear before the Texas senate to explain his connection with a recent article in a nationally circulated magazine in which oil proration in Texas was sharply criticized. See GAS, Page G JOHN BARTON PAYNE, HEAD OF AMERICAN RED CROSS JS DEAD WASHINGTON, Jar.. 24. (/P)— Just as his followers were coping with another flood, Judge John Barton Payne, head of the American Red Cross, died early today. While Red Cross workers speeded relief to victims of over-flowing streams in Tennessee and Mississippi, the 80-year-old chairman of the organization succumbed to pneumonia in George Washington hospital. While still undergoing treatment for influenza, he was operated on for appendicitis last Saturday and shortly thereafter pneumonia developed. A former cabinet member who had served without .remuneration as chairman of the Red Cross for the last 14 years, Judge Payne directed some of the largest relief operations of all times. In earthquake, pestilence, lire, famine, flood, drought and unemployment, he directed aid to the and injured. distressed The Mississippi floods of 1927, the Florida hurricanes of 1926 and 1928, the West Indies hurricane of 1928, the drought of 1930-31, even unemployment prior to the organization of federal aid, were some of the things with which the Red Cross was called upon to deal during his stewardship. He told interviewers that his sal- ary was the highest in the world— "personal satisfaction." Nineteen foreign countries decorated him for his work. Judge Payne entered upon perhaps the hardest work of his career at a time when most men already have retired. He was 65 when he became chairman of the Red Cross at the request of President Harding in 1921. At that time he already had achieved a wide reputation as jurist and public official. Born at Prunytown, Virginia, Payne began his career as a store clerk when 15 years of age at a salary of $50 annually. Studying law at night, he soon was admitted to the bar and 'practiced in Virginia and Chicago. In the latter city he became judge of the superior court in 1895. A long line of officers which he held in the government culminated in the secretaryship of the interior under President Wilson, to which he was appointed in 1920. He also served as chairman of the shipping board and director-general of railroads under the war president. Judge Payne was. a widower, his wife, Jennie Byrd Payne, having died in 1919. He maintained homes here and, in Warrenton, Va., He made numerous large gifts to schools and oEtier institutipns in ..Virginia in addition to a $500,000 art collection to that state. LATS MEWS AUSTIN. Jan. 24. (/P)—The criminal jurisprudence committee of the Texas house of representatives today postponed to February 5 hearing on a bill to repeal the law legalizing- pari-mutucl wagering: on horse races. The hearing originally was set for January 31. Cole Will Head Pampa Farmers Farmers of the Pampa community met yesterday in the county court room with 36 persons present. The meeting was called to order by County Agent Ralph Thomas. Mr. Thomas discussed the value of organization of farmers, after wtiich it was voted that the Pampa community should form a farm association. The following officers were elected to serve in 1935: Irvin W. Cole, chairman; Mack Harmon, vice-chairman; Jim Saunders, secretary. AAA Farm Record Books were distributed and explained by Clyde L. Carruth, assistant agent. A discussion of the advisability of forming an egg circle was brought up by Mr. Cole, chairman. The chairman appointed Bruce Cobb and A. C. Lindeman to investigate the possibilities of forming such a circle. The regular meeting date was voted as the second Monday In each month, thje next meeting date being February 11. Billy Taylor, Bert Benton, and Bill Jarvis composed a committee to arrange the program for the next meeting. TO MOVE OIL AUSTIN, Jan. 24. (/P)—L. H. Engelking, assistant attorney general, said today that Federal Judge Duval West of San Antonio had issued an order permitting railroads operating in East Texas to move more than 800,000 barrels of oil products involved in the state court cases here last week. O. K. Gaylor, assistant postmaster, is ill with influenza at his home here. C. B. "Brownie" Akers of Oklahoma City visited briefly in Pampa yesterday. 1 West Texas: Partly cloudy, warmer in north and east portions tonight; Friday partly cloudy, warmer in east portion. ONE-ACT PLAY IS CHOSEN FOR STATEJHJRNEY Mystic Quality IT Characteristic of Contest Piece Ben Guill thinks he has found the play he will enter in the state Intel-scholastic league one-act play tournament this spring. The director of "Smokescreen" which won the state championship at Austin last year, has read more than 70 plays in the last ten days. He sought "something different," and he thinks he has it. "The- Visitor," ' a play written by a Briton for the Irish Repertory Theater, Dublin, is the contest piece Mr. Guill has chosen. It is as different from "Smokescreen" as a play could possibly be. The 1934 play was stark realism, almost surrealism, with its gang moll, dope fiend, "squawkers," "flatfeet deteckatives." It is a beautiful play—nothing harsh about it. The "visitor" is Death. It is based upon the theory that whjen a person one has loved deeply and truly dies, his spirit can immediately visit the surviving loved one and appear as an human personality. That happens in "The Visitor" and the story is told in mystic, poetic phraseology. Evidently,' Mr. Quill's students like the play, because around 80, twenty casts, will try out for the four parts. The characters are an old man who is a famous poet, a maid, the poet's sister-in-law and Prancesca, the boyhood sweetheart of the poet, who has returned in old age to visit him after her husband, a Russian prince whom she married for money as a girl, has died. But Testimony Of Defendant Ends Suddenly FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 24. W)—The testimony of Bruno Richard Haiiptmann, en trial for murder in the Lindbergh kidnaping was suspended temporarily today to permit examination "of two witnesses from New York." FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 24. (/Pi—The state rested Its case against Bruno Richard llaupt- mann today, and tlic defense, losing a motion for a directed verdict, declared it would produce the man last in actual contact with the kidnaper of • Baby Chin Irs A. Lindbergh Jr. "Wt'H show tliat that man \\a» been in this courtroom all through this case and he hits not been called," C. Lloyd FMicr of defense counsel declared in Hauptmann's opening. The stale was content to end its evidence with the testimony of Arthur Koehler, government wood expert, who testified that one rail of the Lindbergh kidnap ladder came from Hauptmann's attic and changed his story in no way on cross-examination. Also standing without alteration ty cross-examination was the wood expert's testimony that Hauptmann's own plane wus used in the fa'«'-j'oning of the ladder and that ether lumber in the ladder came from a Bronx lumber yard where Hauptmann had purchased wood. As Koehler left the stand Attorney General David T. Wilentz conferred briefly with his assistant prosecutors. "The state rests, your honor," he announced. Edward J. Reilly, chief of the defense staff, immediately pleaded to be allowed to cross-examine one of the state's witnesses further. "The state has rested." Wilentz proclaimed, "you may call who you please." Reilly wanted to question Thomas H. Sisk, a department of justice agent who testified for the state, nnd H'ildegarde Olga Alexander, Bronx dress model, who said she ihw Hauptmann shadowing Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon in the Bronx during the period of negotiations for the $50,9000 Linw- bergh ransom. Wilentz a little later decided to call Miss Alexander back for the defense questions, but asserted he wanted .no delay in the • defense's case. Justice Trenchard ordered that she be called after the luncheon recess which was taken shortly before 12:30 p. m. The court deemed it unnecessary L- N GIRL SAYS HER FATHER WAS MENACED BY DECEASED See HAUPTMANN, Page 6 Bargain Day Ads Will Be Read by Thousands Sunday Every day at three o'clock when the Pampa Daily NEWS "comes out," there are residents (or would-be residents') waiting at the front for a copy of the paper. They buy a paper, turn quickly to the classified ads section. Most of them are interested in "for rent" ads but they and thousands of others read all the "want ads." They will read them next Sunday which is bargain day for the classified ads. The bargain: 15-word ad for three days for 50 cents; 15-word ad for one week for 80 cents. Savings on both types of ads would buy a necessity of life, for instance, a dozen eggs, two loaves of bread, four quarts of milk, etc. It will be bargain day, all right. The want ads solve many a case of jitters, of despair. They will sell everything, buy anything and nent?—(they'll rent anything! Visit the "want ad" line at the NEWS every day at 3 o'clock. Phone 666 anytime until 6 p. m. Saturday for insertion Sunday, Jan. 27, to take advantage of the bargain day. TAX RELIEF BILL IN EFFECT NOW, COMPTROLLER ADVISES Tax Assessor-Collector F. E. Leech today received a communication from George H. Sheppard, comptroller of public accounts, advising that a tax relief bill passed by the fourth) called session of the 43rd legislature had been made effective. The communication follows: To the Assessor-Collector: A concurrent resolution has been passed by the legislature and approved by the governor, which puts house bill No. 7, passed by the 4th called session of the 43rd legislature, into effect immediately. You are, therefore, authorized to collect delinquent taxes for 1933 and prior years without penalty or Interest until and including March 15th, 1935. After that date the penalty will be as follows: March 18th to March 31st 2%; April 3%; May 4%; June 5%. After June 30, 1935 the penalty will be 8%, together with 6% annual interest. Penalties on 1934 taxes beginning February 1, 1935, except in cases where one-half of the taxes were paid prior to November 30, 1934, will be as follows: February 1%; March 2%; April 3%; May 4%; June 5%. After June 30th/ 1935, the penalty will be 8%, together with! 6% annual interest. Where one-half of the taxes were paid prior to November 30, 1934, the last half taxes may be paid prior to June 30, 1935 without penalty or interest. (House bill No. 6, passed by the 4th called session of the 43rd legislature, governs the penalties on 1934 taxes.) Geo. H. Sheppsrd, , Comptroller of Public Accounts. PANHANDLE, Jan. 24. (IP)— Her father struck W. E. Wright in self defense, Ida Belle Sickles, daughter of W. L. Sickles, testified here today in her father's trial for the slaying of Wright. Wright, a city water meter reader, was fatally beaten near the Sickles residence last November 24. Miss Sickles said her father hit Wright several times with a walking cane when the city employe advanced toward him and reached for a monkey wrench in a hip pocket. She testified Sickles then went into his house, obtained a pistol and walked to the door. He returned the gun to a drawer without using it, she said. The defendant's daughter was being cross-examined when court recessed at noon. Worker at Plant Burned in Blast Gas which had collected in a Email building at the Cabot Co. Kingsmill carbon black plant exploded yesterday afternoon, burning J. A. Roberts about the face. He was taken to Worley hospital In a G. C. Malpne ambulance and this morning his condition was favorable. The explosion occurred when Mr. Roberts entered the building to "throw" a switch. It is believed a spark ignited the gas which probably had collected from an underground source. .«t»- Renne Allred Is Better; Governor Returns to Austin TYIiER, Jan. 24. — Governor James V. Allred, who flew here late yesterday because of the illness of his brother, Judge Renne Allred Jr., left for Austin this morning by airplane. Governor Allred and a brother, Raymond, came here by plane from the capital yesterday after Judge Allred developed symptoms of pneumonia. He had been ill from lumbago. Governor Allred's parents, Mr. and Mrs'. Renne Allred, came here by automobile to be at their son's bedside. Satisfactory improvement in the condition of Judge Allred was reported by his physician. He had developed symptoms of pneumonia after an attack of lumbago and relatives gathered at his beside yesterday. ' •». THAWING CAUSES FIRE Thawing frozen water pipes with flames instead of hot water caused a fire at 220 West Brown avenue yesterday afternoon. The fire department made the run and put the blaze out with little damage to the building. The wall caught fire. J Salt? • , • The Bucklers, Hobarts and the Fatherees being beseiged today by questioners wh6 wanted to , know what Will Rogers said hi the five hours last night when he was- a guest of T. D. .Hobart at the JA ranch. Clyde Fatheree asked him about training polo ponies and.Rog-, ers replied that if a horse could fall down and then stand, on its feet again it was a polo pony . . , Miss Margaret Buckler asked no questions of the famed funster put remembered that he -•talked, about Russia. Roosevelt, I<inK, Hitler, his experiences as a cowUoy in ' |*ew Mexico . , . C. p. Buckler reme,nv bered that Banker Patrick of Clar* endon asked him about the'Rus- sian money situation, and the actor answered that he didn't know any more about Russian money than he knew about American money which was nothing . , . The telephone rang all during the comedian's. visV it but he "wasn't there. 1 ' The actor learned that one of his listeners might be hard of hearing and h$ talked so loud one could hear him rods away ... He related an loojl dent connected with his first job in whichi the ranch cook duet-raising cowboy over the with a poker and then wouldn't Bate any water to jWive hjiu.

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