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SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL BETTERS LAND SPEED RECORD BY 23 MILES HOUR serving and /Vorf tteaiitern HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, - C'ity of Pampa emmet r THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing: City in Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center (VOL. 29. NO. 128) (Full "AP" Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1935. (Six Pages Today} (PRICE FIVE CENTS) WAVES BATTER LINER STUCK ON REEF ORDS O.E.H. tfu'nqs - - ~ J Twinkles Pampa, with 52 degrees the other night, broke into the headlines downstate. Considering how hot It has been down there, we Imagine they considered it a compliment to Us. Just In cose Amarilloans wish to do any prc-seasou worrying, you might tell them that the Har- ve'icrs are looking pretty good so far. Assistant Coach Prejean seems to have a theory that he should do the talking and the boys the thinking. Considering that they .have to do the actual playing, this seems to be a mighty good Idea. Timely society headline In Lubbock Journal: "Miss Winter Given Reception Here." Dove still rhymes with love, but the hunters appear to think it does not rhyme with gun. ML 1 FUG CONFEDERATES WOULD MEET BUT FLAGS MUST BE EVEN Not Lindy Babe Texas Tech comp'laiml that she ' is being forgotten by the legislature. Well, the children at home usually are belter treated than tho offspring which wander into distant climes. Musing of the moment: Confederate .veterans, who believed hi states rights enough to fight for them, are living long enough to see states surrender most of their most -valued rights, but to see Texas and a few others oppose federal oil control. . . . Hitchhiking's golden age is over. Now riding that way is about as dangerous: as riding the • rods.. Will, thumbing for air rides bo next? Brevitorials . TT IS IMPORTANT to understand what the federal government is trying to do to meet the unemployment problem. PWA—through loans and grants—is shortly to be discon- tinuqd after distributing millions to be spent in the next year. The relief system is to be abandoned by the Rovernmerit and WPA substituted. WPA provides money for materials and labor to set up work relief projects. When a project is launched, sponsored by some local unit of government, it provides work for certain of those men or women on relief rolls. When they have received their first check, they no longer have relipf status. Enough WPA projects are to be set up to give all employables one year of work. States and local communities must care for those unable to work. The WPA wage scale is far from adequate. Troubled days are ahead. TTNclLE SAM, that spendthrifty old V fellow who Has been showering dollars so freely for several years, is suddenly getting hard- boiled. Deadlines for submission of works relief projects are being moved up until local authorities are almost frenzied in their planning—or should be. PWA applications are being refused by the hundreds. The free and easy days are over. ... It is true that those on relief rolls never considered our Uncle very generous. That was because of the huge number of persons receiving the aid. . . . What are local communities, and especially the county courts going to do about it? ... The county dads as a rule declare that counties have no responsibility except for a few paupers. The truth Is. that while they have never been given all the authority they need •to meet such situations, they have Just as much responsibility as has the state or the national governments, If prevention of hunger is a governmental duty, no local unit of government can escape. ... It is inevitable that local authorities shall resist the responsibility, and this Is not without its good points, since many of those on relief must be forced to get put and find the work which they are able to do. Many have made no effort to find jobs. Many have. . nPHE NEW SETrUP combining the highway patrol and the Texas Rangers is another proof that we are in a transition period. The county unit of law enforcement is on its way out. It will linger longer, perhaps, in huge Texas than in the ^mailer states. Modern transportation and communication have made the pounty lines meaningless. in terms of .flight. . , . Similarly, the meaning of state lines will diminish as the country grows. States righters will have their inning while the Supreme Court cuts down new deal legislation- but the next great crisis will en4 the states rights doctrine lor all time. It has been demonstrated repeatedly in Europe thai Strong local or territorial units perish when n,atlprial demand? unite By VESTEL LOTT Associated Press Staff Writer AMARILLO, Sept. 3. (if)— Without a shot being fired, Amarillo surrendered to the "rebels" today—not a Yankee resisted. More than 500 members of the fading remnant of the proud army of the south had arrived for what will be the last reunion for many. Each train and bus brought more recruits for the forty-fifth annual rally of the southern defenders. Chief pro-reunion conversation, as the feeble old .soldiers gathered in small groups to swap yarns of Civil war days, centered about a proposal for a joint blue and gray reunion at Gettysburg, Penn., in 1938. "Sure, we'll meet with them if we can meet on equal terms," said 3en. Rice A. Pierce of Union City, Tenn., commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans. When the question came up several years ago the grand army of the republic said we would have to march with our flag furled. I in- ;roduccd a resolution telling them to go to hell." Active despite his 90 years, Gen. Harry Rene Lee of Nashville, Tenn., adjutant general and chief of staff of the U. C. V., said he held no animosity toward the union forces ne opposed in the 60's. "But no flag wil lever lead ours,"' e stated. "The American flag can je on the right, where it belongs, out" it must be even and even. I am in favor of a joint reunion with that one absolute stipulation." Sees War Renewal "There won't be many of us left in 1938," commented Gen. A. L. Steele of Houston, retiring commander of the Texas division, U. C. V. "I am in favor of laying down all prejudices, but we will never parade without our flag." Vigorous opposition to the joint meeting was voiced by Major General M. J. Bonner of Port Worth. 'It will never occur," he said, "and I'll fight it with all of my might. There are extremists on both sides. Why, we even fall out among ourselves. If we all met together there would be a fight and ;he war would be renewed. Some of the best friends I have are northerners, but there is no question but that disputes would arise." Led by Capt. Taylor Branson, the 73 piece United States Marine band began a series of concerts, which will be climaxed in the grand parade Friday morning. "Dixie" became the theme song of the reunion with the arrival of the band. • Gen. Rice A. Pierce arrived last See COLUMN, -® City Prepares Requests For WPA Projects T BECT LEAGUE OF NATIONS TO CONSIDER CRISIS TOMORROW This child is not Charles Lindbergh Jr., although legal counsel for Bruno Richard lluuptmann had hinted that he might be, and planned tp seek a new trial on the assertion that the baby still lives. The G-year-old boy shown above was revealed by investigation to be an Irish youngster taken from an orphanage and reared by a family living in Flushing, N. Y. See REUNION, Page 6 HEAD OF TEXAS PRISON SYSTEM QUITSPOSITION Lee Simmons Resigns Because Pay Is Not Enough HOUSTON, Sept. 3 (#>)—The resignation of Lee Simmons, general manager of the Texas prison system since 1930, was in the hands of the state prison commission today. W. A. Paddock of Houston, chairman of the commission, said no action had been taken on the resignation, filed yesterday, but added Simmons had told the commission it was "final." "None of us was expecting it," he said, "and we all are distressed over it." The resignation was drawn to become effective November 1. Simmons expressed regret ovei leaving the office but said he had been making a financial sacrifice since he had held it. The place paid $8,000 a year when he took it, but the salary was cut to $6,500 several years ago. "I wa'sn't looking for a job when Sec SIMMONS, Page 3 2 Firemen Perish In Costly Blaze At Rockdale, Tex. Metal-Brick Awning Collapses, Kills Volunteers ROCKDALE, Sept. 3 (/P)—Two volunteer firemen lost their lives early today in a $100,000 fire which razed the old Scarbrough & Hicks Mercantile company in the Rockdale business district, A heavy awning on the front of the store building collapsed and crushed to death J, Wesley Hooper, 35, and Wilbur Williams,' 21, while they were fighting the blaze. The fire broke out at 12:45 a. in. in the grocery department and spread rapidly to clothing and other branches of the rambling one-story building, which covered half a block. It was not until dawn that firemen gained, control and relieved the danger of the fire spreading to other parts of the business district. The awning "which killed Hooper and Williams was constructed of metal and brick. Several other fire fighters suffered burns and minor injuries in their desperate efforts to halt the fire. Bosvvell Newton, an officiaj of the store,, estimate^ the damage at fcJOO.OOO. The loss was partially covered by insurance. The company was established in 3 Total of 1,246 Wheat Checks Is Here For Farmers A total of $28,936 in the form o wheat checks was waiting for Gray county wheat farmers at the count; agent's office today. The amouni represented 1,246 checks. The office expects to receive the balance of the checks soon. It was announced that 78 contracts hac not .been approved yet. Sherman White, county, attorney has returned from a week's vacation trip to New Mexico points. J Heard •. Neeley Vaught of Burkburnett umpire-in-chief at the Jaycee baseball tournament now in progress declaring that Road Runner park is better lighted than two °f tn e Texas league parks and all of the Dixie league parks. The veteran umpire said that Pampa shquld be mighty proud to have such a, plant. Three of Pampa's curbstone coaches, and they were good ones too, remarking that the Harvesters have everything for # winning team f'if" they have "grey-matter." (By Tho Associated Press.) GENEVA—Smaller nations arc fearful of their own future as the council of the League of Nations prepares to meet tomorrow. LONDON —Belief is brewing that Premier Laval of France has secretly guaranteed Mussolini a free hand in East Africa, and is thus lost to Britain's united action plan for peace. ROME—The Italian press demands clarification of the motive behind the "Rickett affair" regarding the granting of oil concessions in Ethiopia to an American corporation. ADDIS ABABA—Emperlor Haile Selassie equips some troops with gas masks as others depart from the capital. WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (/Pi- Secretary Hull announced today that the concession granted by the Ethiopian government (o the African. Exploration & Development corporation would play no part whatever in the attitude of the United States toward the Italo- Ethiopian situation. .The secretary of state, asked by newsmen for this government's official reaction to Emperor Haile Selassie's grant of development rights in more than half of his African empire to Anglo-American interests, made tho following formal statement: "It has not thus far been possible to secure the full facts relative to the reported oil concession transaction in Ethiopia. "The reported concession, as stated on last Saturday, was made without this government having in any way been consulted or informed "A sufficient amount of information, however, has since been received to enable me to say definitely that, whatever the nature of this transaction may prove to be either commercially or politically 01 both, the attitude and policy of this government towards the controversy between Italy and Ethiopia will be maintained hereafter just as it woulc have been maintained had this reported oil transaction not occurred "The central point in the policy of this government in regard to the Italian and Ethiopian controversy is the preservation of peace to which policy every country throughout the world is committed by one or more treaties—and we earnestly hope that no nations will, In any circumstances, be diverted from this supreme objective." As Hull was making this statement, the senate munitions com mittee was called into an after noon session to determine "whs could be done" about learning th< interests back of the American corporation holding the Ethiopian concessions. "I have no doubt," said Senator Nye (R., N. D.), chairman of the committee, "that if congress were in session we could get funds to go into this." Asked for his reaction to recent statements made by Senator Pope (D., Idaho), who is now touring Europe, that the United States would be dragged into the impending conflict, Secretary'Hull declined any discussion of the senator's activities. Emphasizing that he did not have Senator pope in mind, Secretary Hull said, however, that no person, outside the regular diplomatic service, has been empowered by the state department to represent the United States directly, indirectly, o- Plans Must Be Submitted On Proposed Fairground Improvements Tomorrow. City Manager C. L. Stine was ailed upon today by the city lommission to exercise his en- jineering- abilities in perfecting applications for WPA projects. The iity already has asked for five double tennis courts. Manager Stine and assistants were behind locked doors today, rushing work on plans which must be completed for submission tomorrow. City ' commissioners last night agreed that land for a fair;round would be purchased soon, *nd that projects should be cen- ;ered about this site. The projects desired include a race track, grandstand, dam, administration, exhibit building, and walks and drives. It is possible that not all of these will be granted, but the city saw no harm in asking for them. The projects would give employment to , men now on relief, for one year. The (government would furnish most of the materials as well as labor, but the City would have to furnish engineering sunervision. Every part of trie county is asking similar projects. The wage scale would be set by the government. If the WPA office thinks too many of the projects are located on one tract, the City will propose substitution of a water-sewer extension program for part of them. No action on purchase of the land was made last night because of"'the' absence from the-'-city of John Sturgeon, city attorney, who was in Austin, on business. The city budget was examined. The public hearing on it will be held Sept. 16, in the evening. FOUR ARE SHOT IN HEATED CITY VOTE AT TAMPA Troops Are Ordered To 'Suppress Rioting' TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 3 (AP) — Three city firemen and a special policemen were shot and slightly wounded as rioting broke out today at several polling places in one of the most heated municipal elections on record here. Adj. Gen. Vivian Collins ordered between 250 and 300 troopers of the 116th field artillery to report to seven of the city's 29 percinets to "suppress rioting," after Sheriff W. C. Spencer reported the situation was getting out of control . Two political factions, one with the backing of the county organization, and the other the city machine, have waked a bitter campaign in the mayoralty race. Mayor R. E, L. Chancey, with the support of the city organization, is seeking reelection over former Mayor D. B. McKay, who asked the voters to return him for his fifth term. Skulls were cracked at a number of precincts as workers for one side or the other wielded clubs freely. Hospitals reported several treated for minor-.hurts. The national guardsmen, aYmed with machine guns, pistols, rifles and heavy clubs, sped from Benjamin field as Governor Dave Sholtz, through Adjutant General Collins, ordered them to report to Sheriff Spencer. Secured Grant FLEET OF SHIPS RUSHES TO RESCUE VESSEL IN GULF (CopyrlRht, 1035. by The Associated Press.) MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 3. m— Tropical radio reported at 1 p. m. (EST) today three ships were standing by the Morgan liner Dixie, hard aground on the north end of French Beef south of Miami, to take off her 350 passengers and crew as soon as weather permitted. remotely or specialitively in Italo-Ethiopian controversy. the PARIS, Sept. 3. (/P)—A reliable source reported today that the Italo-Ethiopiaii commission of conciliation had reached a decision favorable to Ethiopia. con- See HULL, Pago 6 WEST TEXAS: Mostly cloudy, probably Ipcal showers in sputhwe,st portion tonight'and Postal Receipts ' Continue to Gain Pampa's postal receipts continue to show gains despite adverse weather and crop conditions, according to the report for August, released this morning. Postal receipts for the past month totaled $5,388.83 compared with . $4,986.71 in the same month of 1934 and $3,470.08 in August of 1933. Other departments also showed appreciable Increases in business. More mail is being handled each month. Postmaster D. E. Cicil reports, and the money order and postal saving business continues on the up grade. «* Principal L. L. Bone and family have returned from California, where Mr. Stone studied during ,the ;sum,m.er. at the university of South- err* (Copyrftrhl, I(I3S, by Tho Afisocinlnd Tress.) MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 3.—The liner Limon, one of a fleet of vessels which groped through heavy haze in search of the steamship Dixie, pounding on a reef, reported early this afternoon that she had rcach- thc side the stricken ship. "United Fruit Limon alongside S. S. Dixie now." This message from Captain B. Holdt of the Limon was intercepted and relayed by the company's chief operator to the principal offices in New York. Captain Holdt reported that the Dixie was pinioned against the north end of French Key, about 60 miles south of Miami. French Key .is about eight miles from the position on treacherous Carysfort Reef where the Dixie, carrying a crew of 120 and 229 passengers, was at first thought to have ran aground. Several other rescue boats engaged in the needle-in-the-haystack search, hampered by the post-hurricane haze and laboring through heavy seas. Because of the raging waters, the master of the Limon could not attempt to take off the stricken vessel's passengers. Fears were expressed that the Dixie, a Morgan line coastal ship, might be battered to pieces before moderation of the storm made possible transfer of her passengers. Some of the passengers and members of the crew suffered minor injuries in the terrific beating sustained by the imprisoned ship, Captain E. W. Sundstrom of the Dixie wirelessed. A veritable squadron of ships—liners, tankers and coast guard cutters —groped anxiously in the vicinity. With visibility reduced to a minimum, they were compelled to depend solely upon garbled messages from the Dixie for their guidance. MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 3.—While a rescue ship stood helplessly by, sledge-hammer waves pounded the leaking liner, Dixie, as she lay aground today on a coral reef off the Florida Keys with 350 persons See GALE, Page 6 Francis M. Rickets (above radio photo), British promoter who negotiated the concession which Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia granted to British-American syndicate to exploit mineral rights of nearly half of Ethiopia. Ricketts said syndicate was controlled by Standard Oil company, but did not specify which of the Z Standard Oil companies. AUTOMOBILE IS STRIPPED AFTER Car Is Minus Wheels, Radio, Heater, Tools A car belonging to J. K. Coates, employe of the Stanolind Oil company, was stripped after it had been side-swiped three miles west of White Deer on Sunday night. The car was left in the ditch and a White Deer gnrnge instructed to tow it to White Deer or to place a guard at the car. Someone failed to carry out orders, and when the wrecker went after the car yesterday morning it had been stripped, according to Mr. Coates. Mrs. Coates, who was driving the car, was bruised and cub. Mrs. E. R. Nunnelly of Borger, a passenger, received a shoulder fracture and bad cuts and bruises. Her daughter was slightly bruised. The Coates car and another car driven by W. D. Morris of Amarillo side-swiped each other about 7:30 o'clock, both cars going into the ditch and being badly damaged. Mr. Coates drove to White Deer and See CAR THIEF, Page G Water Two Feet Deep In Brady's Business Areas Steady Rain Floods Buildings; Rise Continues' BRADY, Sept. 3 (AP)—The Brady creek, fed by a 10-inch overnight rain, was rushing two feet deep thru the business district of Brady today as the rain fell steadily. The downpour started yesterday at 4 p. m. and had not let lip. The creek, normally about 10 feet deep near here, rose 25 feet and was going higher as it flowed over the downtown plaza. Merchants hastily moved stock to second floors and high ledges and abandoned their stores. Pour tractors pulled several stalled automobiles out of the path of the water before it surged steadily upward. Water stood two feet deep in the Hotel Brady lobby and 12 blocks within the city limits were inundated. Residents feared the flood would reach greater proportions than the October, 1930, disaster which caused $300,000 damage. The Brady qreek winds just a few blocks from the business section. Three highways were blocked to traffic. Highway No. 25 to Brownwood; No. 16 to Coleman and. No. 9 to San Angelo -were closed. Traffic FLOOD, Psye S -ATE NEWS NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 3 (/P)— Tropical radio at 1:16 p. m. (CST) today reported this radio equipment of the Dixie, Morgan line coastwise vessel stranded off Florida straits, had been repaired and three rescue boats standing- by were in communication iwilh her. mi —,—-— Road Runner Park In Good Condition Road Runner park will be in good (condition for tonight's baseball games unless there is additional rain. The playing field dried considerably yesterday and had several hours of sunshine today. Tonight's play will be opened by the two Phillips teams, followed by Huber and Coltexo Gas of LeFors. •*»ABILENE BRIDE SHOT FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 3 (IP)— Death today tragically ended the honeymoon of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph William Hunter of Abilene, Texas, when the bride died in Mercy hospital here of a wound suffered, when She was shot accidentally by her husband. They were en route to the Grand Canyon. MAKES 304 MILES AN HOUR IN OPENING DASH By RUSSELL L. NEWLAND Associated Press Sports Writer BOONEVILLE SALT FLATS, Utah. Sept. 3 (AP)—Keenly disappointed because he missed his cherished goal of 300 miles an hour by a fraction, Sir Malcolm Campbell, king of land speed, announced today he would make a second attempt at this mark tomorrow. Steering his giant Bluebird over Utah's famed salt beds today, the plucky little Englishman made the two-way run over a measured mile for an average speed of 12.005 seconds and a 299.875 miles per hour clip. It fell only a fraction under the five miles a minute speed Campbell had his heart set on and making one of the quick decisions he is noted for, he told interviewers he would make another attempt tomorrow, conditions permitting. Campbell sent his mighty Bluebird thundering through the measured mile on his second run in a slightly slower time than on his first trial. On the opening dash he made the mile in 11.83 second for a speed of 304.311 miles an hour. His average time for the measured mile wns 12.005, 'compared to his former record, set last February at Daytona Beach, Fla., of 13.005. On his second trip over the snow white expanse of salt, he was clocked in 12.18 seconds for the measured mile and his speed was 295.566 miles an hour. The average of the two times brought him a new record, just a fraction under the goal of 300 miles an hour or five a minute he had set for himself. His first run, in which he developed the almost unbelievable speed of a fraction over 304 miles an hour, was made into the glare of the sun, with a slight favoring cross wind. On the second trip he was bucking the wind a bit, which, according to American Automobile as- SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL sociation officials, accounted for his slower speed. The new record betters by 23 miles an hour, the 276.816 miles per hour speed he reached only a few months ago. The giant Bluebird roared over the hard sale bed apparently in perfect fashion. Guided by a Jet black: line oiled into the track, Sir Malcolm steered the six ton juggernaut with hardly a sway. On his first run he came close . to tying the United States airplane speed record of 304.98 but his second dash eliminated the possibility .1 of his capturing additional laurela • from the aerial fliers. Campbell said he would not run again today but there appeared a possibility he might make another try tomorrow. When informed of his average' time today, after his second run, Sir Malcolm exclaimed bitterly; "For goodness sake: Now I've got to go through it all again." Pressed for a definite statement^ , as to whether he would make a second attempt, Campbell declined to answer, saying, "Don't bother Bio now, I am a bit upset." On the second run, traveling southwest, Sir Malcolm experienced, trouble that apparently slowed him, up slightly. Half way through the measured mile, he said, he was flriv- See CAMPBELL, Page 6 / Saw ... About 500 people, more or less, from Pampa at the Panhandle races yesterday. . . . Accompanying ihl$ . cornel- was one of his favorite baseball players, 13-year-old, Doyle AuMs, who (as I live and breathe) plicked every one of the first planey winners but' two in the eight ySffl and picked either second or thjrd 13' all the races. They were the I Jret ««• 3 he had ever seen, . , . fj. A, (~ Baldwin picked the Winner last race jn w^l the crowd. cfop,s0 peraon ley who

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