Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 25, 1935 · Page 1
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Pampa, Texas
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West Texas: tetir, warmer In east portion tonight; Saturday fair wanner in southeast portion, probably colder in the Panhwidle. THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing CHy in TeXas-^Paahandle Oil and Wheat Center Serving Pantpa and Northeastern Panhandle Daily HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa VOL. 28. NO. 251 (Pull (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 25, 1935 (Twelve Pages Today) PRICE FIVE CENTS Twinkles It seems rather evident now that Hauptmann should have seen Lawyer ReiUy before getting In- vclved in a kidnaping. The Centennial half-dollar was a good Idea. Now how about a Centennial stamp for the stamp collectors? Judge Pickcns told a grand jury nt Panhandle 'that rtrinltlng, gambling, and vice were widespread in his ills'riot. It looks this territory is still on a boom. We don't make the weather, but if we did we'd sort of prepare the folks for sub-zero weather by sending a few more northers along to Herald real winter. It Is a fine Idea—that of beautifying Gray county and perhaps building a park. But we think the oil derricks arc beautiful too, and we'd Iiikc to sec them on every quarter section of the county. Musing of the moment: A newspaper photographer sometimes is a nuisance, at least in the opinion of those in trouble. The Hauptmann trial is "Infested" with photographers—more than 50 of them. . . . The federal judge seems tolerant of the camera men. Not all judges are. Some jail photographers for taking pictures in the courtroom. ... A California judge had the right idea when he said that readers had as much right to see pictures of the scene as spectators did to see it in person. Brevitorials TT IS APPROPRIATE that we arc planning for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of ths Boy Scouts of America, which will culminate in a great national jamboree here in the nation's capital ... I much hope that it will be possible to have every nook and cranny, every section ct our nation, represented,— Franklin D. Roosevelt. Thus writes President Roosevelt in -the January issue of "Scouting." The president is much interested in meeting the boys, including the delegations from the Adobe Walls : council,' this year. HPKERE ARE some things which parents of grouting are required to know. The jambcrec will be from Wednesday, August 21, to Friday, August 30, inclusive. All Scouts necking registration must agree to remain in camp for the full period of 10 days. The federal government will furnish a camping site. Strict requirements for eligibility •will be enforced, with local councils to have the right to decide on exceptional cases involving not more than 10 per cent of their delegations. fJREDENTIALS will be limited to Scouts recommended by the troop committee, scoutmaster, and local council authorities. Such Scouts must have been duly awarded the first class rank on or before July 1, 1935. and must have had at least one full year of registered membership and at least ten days of camping experience acceptable to ,the local council, together with three days of special camp training to be offered this year prior to the date of departure. Physical 'examinations must be taken b.V all applicants. Furthermore, a $25 jamboree fee will be charged to defray expenses while in camp in Washington. rjpHE ADOBE WALLS council will De allowed, as will other councils, one delegate for each active, registered troop. About 55 dele- Kates are therefore to be selected, if that many Scouts can finance their way and meet other requirements. Troops will use various methods to assist their delegates. All fees must bo paid by July 1. Carefully selected scoutmasters and assistant scoutmasters will be sent with the boys and given rigid regulations concerning activities and conduct. Delegations will be divided into troops of four patrols, each patrol having «• Scouts, with patrol leaders, a aooutmaster, and two assistant scoutmasters. Regional organization will be perfected. The boys will take their own tents and camping equipment. Only insured carriers may transport the delegations. TT WILL BE a great trip, with a worthy program arranged by a group which includes the president himself. The purpose of the jamboree is to celebrate the silver jubilee of Scouting in a way that will impress the nation and the world. It will be a vast, patriotic pilgrimage to national shrines and one to wh.ich •'every Scout and Scouter in tl>e Adobe Walls council is looking 'orward with eagerness. But only "Shose who qualify In every particular may go. No tenderfoot Scouts no unworthy Scouts are de- Bired. 47 Persons Are Unaccounted For After Liner Sinks In Collision BRUNO EVERY STATE TWO-MILLION DOLLAR VESSEL GOES TO BOTTOM BY DALE HARRISON (CupyriRht, 1935, by The Assoeintod Press) NEW YORK, Jan. 25. (/P)— Fifteen bodies were recovered late today, 14 of them from the sea, giving grim emphasis to the fear that loss, of life in last night's finking of the Ward liner Mohawk off the Jersey coast might reach as many as 47. NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (AP) — The possibility that ,49 persons lost their lives in finking- of the $3,000,000 r/ard liner Mohawk grew this afternoon when the freighter Talisman—which rammed the Mohawk off Sea Girt, N. J., last night—'imped into port without any signs of survivors. There was no statement from the captain of the vessel, but crew members told newspapermen there were no survivors aboard. On that basis, one of the last hopes for the safety of the 46 persons listed' as missing was dashed. Clara's Baby, a Cowboy Bold NEW YORK, Jan. 25. Ml—The liner Mohawk, chartered by the Ward Ihic after two of her pas- r.Rngcr ships—the Morro Castle and the Havana — had been wrecked in a 90-day period, may have cost the lives of 47 person'') when she cnllided last night with the freighter Taliftnain in an nrctio sea off Sea Girt, N. J. The .Talisman. South America bound on the heels of the Mohawk when the crash occurred, limped past Sandy Hook at 10 a. in. today, bringing the answer to the question: How many died 1 ? For unless she has the 45 persons unaccounted for aboard her, they probably luave perished. A steering gear that went "haywire," as one member of the Mohawk's crew put it, is believed to have figured in the crash. Visabil- ity was not perfect—"fair," one man said. Robert Tex Barncll of Houston, Tex., an able seaman on the Mohawk, said: "I was on the bridge, and knew that the telemotor went haywire, so I walked to see which way she would turn. "THs ship swung hard to port. Men were sent to the engine room to connect the hand steering wheel, See 47 LOST, Page 8 /-)UB POLITICAL PRIMER: In the U. S. house of representatives the group which controls the destiny of more proposed legislation than any other is that powerful body known as the rules committee. The chairman of this committee is one, pi the famed triumvirate which really runs the house. The See COLUMN, Page 6, Amarillo's Fat Stock Show Is To Be Earlier It is announced today by Grover !. Hill, president of the Amarillo Pat Stock show, that the dates for the coming meeting in Amarillo have been changed from March 12, 13, 14 and 15, to March 4, 5, 6, and 7. This Is made necessary because of the conflict in the original date with the meeting of the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers association at Houston. Mr. Hill reports great interest in the meeting of the Panhandle Live Stock association, which will be held in conjunction with the Amarillo Pat Stock show and the Hereford Breeders' show and sale. Entries are being received by Mr. Hill and Mr. W. M. Gouldy, the secretary, for the bull sale daily. It is expected that this will be one of the largest held during the past several years. A bold young rider of the. nursery range is this !ad, already astride Ills trusty mount at the age of five weeks. This first picture of Clara Bow's baby shows that Rex Lar- bow Bell still needs a little help from Papa Rex Bell, though he's sitting up there with all the poise of a veteran I Heard .. Little Marilyn Mitchell, small daughter of Coach and Mrs. Mitchell, being called "Little Miss Can Take It" this morning. Marilyn fell off the porch at home yesterday afternoon while playing\ with her brother, Shields. She fractured two bones in her arm. Pluckily she let her mother take her to the doctor and never whimpered, excepting when the bones slipped into place. She contentedly ate an ice cream cone-during the procedure. Paul Simpson talking about Jan. 22 being a mighty unlucky day for him—and with reason. Paul went to the show for the first time in 1935 and upon leaving found his car had been tagged for overtime parking. Enroute home his car was struck by another vehicle ang badly damaged. He'went to work on a well near Pampa; and found a fishing Job waiting for him. JAPS CONTINUE THEIR CONQUEST OF NORTH CHINA Bombing- Raids Into Chahar Fatal to 44 Chinese PEIPING, Jan. 25. (IP) — New Japanese air bombing raids into Chahar province bringing death to 44 Chinese were reported today by Chinese sources, indicating apparently a renewal of the Japanese attack. The cities reported bombed were Tungchetze and Tuhsikou, the two places which suffered 1 most heavily in the fighting of two days ago. Chinese military authorities here stated that the Japanese fliers dropped three bombs into Tung- chetze killing 18 Chinese militiamen and 5 villagers while other Japanese airplanes dropped eight bombs into Tuhsikow, killing 21 militiamen 'and police of that city. The Chinese further allege that the Japanese air raided Kuyuan, dropping three bombs there but without casualties. Governor Sung Chen-Yuan of Cbjahar was reported to have telegraphed! the national government at Nanking for instructions as to what he should do, but it was said that he had not yet received a reply. Oil Allowable Of State Hiked AUSTIN, Jan. 25. (/P)—The Texas railroad commission today increased the state oil allowable from 098,612 barrels to 1,010,339 barrels daily, effective February 1. The new allowable was 21, 361 barrels under the federal quota of 1,031,700 barrels set for next month by Secretary Ickes. New allowables and f o r m e r amounts by districts: Panhandle 58,800, same; Moore county 1,500, and none; North Texas 58,500, same; Foard county, 900 and none; West Central 31,000 and 25,000; East Texas 428,000 and 423,000; East Central £1,995 and 1 52,002; West Texas 145,055 and 147,407; Southeast Texas 38,785 and 36,605; government wells 18,645 and same; and Gulf coast 177,159 and 178,653. The increase in East Texas was due to new completions, as the hourly potential was unchanged YOUTHS LODGED IN JAIL AFTER FREE-WALL Fight Is Broken up by Police; Car Is Damaged Four youths are in the city jail and a fifth is confined to his home with injuries as the result of a fight, chase, and automobile accident last night in which the city's new police car was badly damaged. A call was received at the police station said that a free-for-all fight was in progress north of the Cook addition. City Officers Weldon Wilson and Jeff D. Guthrie answered the call. They were seen approaching and the participants in the fight jumped into a truck and raced west two miles and south nearly half a mile before being overtaken by the police car. According to the officers the truck plowed into the police car on a turn. Police and the county and city attorney are making a thorough investigation. No charges have been filed. They learned that the injured youth had been kicked 1 in the liead during the altercation. WATER PIPE BREAKS A burst water pipe at the rear of the Consumers Market on South Cuyler street flooded the alley between the postoffice and' the Brunow building and ran down Ballard street for several blocks before being discovered early this morning. The city water department is repairing the damage. GOVERNOR URGES INVESTIGATION OF SCHOOL FUND AUSTIN, Jan. 25 (AP)—Legislative investigation of the con- diction of the state permanent school fund was urged by Governor James V. Ailred today in a special message to the Texas house of representatives. Representative Alfred Petsch of Fredericksburg introduced a resolution Wednesday calling for an inquiry by a house committte into investment of moneys of the permanent school fund In refunding bonds by the board of education. Tho resolution set out the amouts assertcdly invested in refunding bonds and stated "this record on its face suggests that our permanent school fund is being rapidly invested in securities of a questionable nature and' many of which may prove absolutely worthless." AUSTIN, Jan. 25 (AP)—Governor James V. Allred's chief recovery measure—establishment of a state board to plan Texas recovery in cooperation with the federal government—was passed finally today by the Texas house of representatives and dispatched to the senate. The bl'l mustered an overwhelming majority in the lower branch, being finally passed 117 to 15. The house passed another phase of Governor Allrcds recovery program. With only minor opposition it passed nine senate bills to amend the banking and insurance investment laws to penult Texas financial institutions to invest funds in loans guaranteed under the national housing act. The series was designed to enable Texas to obtain maximum benefits from the housing c onstruction program. A stubborn minority that sought to cut the appropriation for the proposed board and to make other revisions was brushed aside and the bill rushed to final passage under suspension of the rules. Senate action was expected early next week. Governor Ailred said he believed immediate creation of the agency would enable Texas to begin a public work construction program with prospective federal funds that would take thousands of persons off relief rolls by early summer and result in construction of badly needed improvements. The board would inquire into feasibility of public works projects See HOUSE, Page 8 Highway 66 Sign '-' To Benefit City Plans for routing traffic through Pampa and McLean over the new paved road between the two cities was discussed yesterday afternoon in McLean when George W. Briggs. manager of the Board of City Development, and Harry E. Hoare, chairman of the highway committee of the Junior chamber of commerce, visited with members of the highway committee of the McLean chamber of commerce. It is planned to place a sign in a conspicuous place at the junction of highway 66 and the McLean- Pampa road directing traffic through Pampa to points west; also to place a sign in Pampa directing eastbound traffic over the new paved road and through McLean. The distance to Oklahoma City from Pampa is shorter over the all-paved road than over other routes at the present time. It is also quicker to Amarillo from McLean, via Pampai than on highway 66, because of detours and the unpavod' strip on highway 66. © Hauptmann Breaks—Into Smile Taking his cue from the favorite song of the allied soldier against whom he fought in the World War, Bruno Ilauptinann seems to "Pack up his troubles in hLs old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!" In spite of the mass of evidence with which • the state has overwhelmed him in the trial at Flem- ingtnn, N. J., lluiiptmnnn shed his troubles during a session with phctt'grajihprs in the library of the Ilunterdnn county court, to pose gayly for his first happy- looking portrait since his arrest last September. Today he was eagerly trying to build up an alibi through his testimony. 5,600 Parties Are Planned For Roosevelt; New Use Of Funds Is Outlined. Pampa, known as a "dancing town," is expected to turn out in record numbers for the President's ball next Wednesday night. The 'opportunity of dancing at three places during the evening has added to the anticipation of the celebrators. The ball will be held at the Southern Club, the Pla-Mor and the Schneider hotel. Tickets to the Southern and the Pla-Mor will be $1 — tMat is, one may dance at both places for $1, nnd at all three places for $1.50 which is the price of admission to the Schneider. Tickets will be placed on sale at all drug stores in the city immediately. Proper medical and orthopedic treatment is to be brought to sufferers from infantile paralysis in every state with the proceeds of a series-of benefit parties to be held throughout the country in honor of President Roosevelt's next birthday, it was announced yesterday by Henry L. Doherty, chairman of the national committee of the 1935 Birthday Ball for the president. The president's birthday comes on January 30. More than 5,600 balls have been planned in communities where they were held last year, Mr_ Doherty said, and hundreds of new localities are eager to join the fight on the disease. He expressed confidence that tliis year's results will greatly exceed the $1,000,000 raised See RECORD, Page 2 CLARENDON-TURKEY ROAD DESIGNATED AS EXTENSION OF NO. 88 DY COMMISSION Road Will Likely Become a Federal Highway in Few Years, George Briggs Says Designation of the Clarendon- Turkey road as an extension of highway 88 has been ordered by the state highway commission, it has been learned by the Pampa Board of City Development. Designation is with the understanding that the counties of Hall and Donley/will secure the widened right-of-way. These counties hope to have work done on the route by relief board crews, similar to that ®being' done on highway 88 near Pampa. It is regarded as very likely by George Briggs, B. C. D. manager, that highway 88 will be re-named as a federal highway within a few years. It is known that the state is interested In a north-south route and that highway 88 from Del Rio through Pampa is a logical route for an international, transcointi- ental highway. Topping of, highway 33 through South Pampa is expected to be the first state 'project in the county this year. Highway 88 is expected to be topped as far as the caliche is placed. On highway 41 from Pampa to Borger, delay in getting the right-of-way through Carson county is delaying progress. Highway 152 southeast of Pjimpa will likely involve another 6-mile project of state funds are available, or closing of the gap entirely. The gap in'highway 66 in south Gray county is due to be closed this year. Federal funds will be used to pay part of the cost. State designation of the Pampa-McLean highway is seen as another possibility. LATE NEWS TULSA, Okla., Jan. 25 (AP) — District Judge Thurman Hurst today set February 11 for trial of the Phil Kcnnamcr murder case at Puwnee. NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (AP)—A revised list of passengers of the sunken liner Mohawk unaccounted for, as issued by the Ward line, included the name of Mrs. Julian Peabody, the former Celestine E. Hitchcock, of Westbury, N. Y., and Aikcn, S. C., a sister of Thomas Hitchcock Jr., the polo player. Her husband, an architect, also was listed as missing. The Peabodys were en route to Guatemala. 3 Appointments Made by Ailred AUSTIN, Jan. '25. (/h—Governor James V. Ailred today appointed Roy Jackson, Laredo cattle man, as the tlijird member of the live stock sanitary commission. He previously had named Dave Nelson of Orange a.s chairman and R. H. Martin of Del Rio as a member. Tho governor also named R. G. Waters of Texarkana us casualty insurance commissioner to succeed W. S. Pope of Alison, and former District Judge J. B: Keith of Stephenville to the pardon board to succeed Fred S. Rogers of Bonham. Keith formerly served as district juhge of the 29th judicial district. Waters had been assistant district attorney of the Texarkana district and served for a time as assistant attorney general under Ailred. ,^»» CLAIMS MISSPELLING FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 25. (IP) —Bruno Richard Hauptmann, from the witness stand, today charged that New York police officers had "told him to misspell words in his writings • taken after his arrest for the Lindbergh kidnaping. Miss Thelma Berry pf Miami was a Pampa shopper yesterday afternoon. SAYS HE EARNED HIS WEALTH BEFORE KIDNAPING By WILLIAM A. KINNEY (Cuiiyrittlil. IMti, l>y The Asimcinl-'H Press) FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 25. lff>) —There will bo no court tomorrow* in the trial of Bruno R'cha.rd Ilauplmann. As the afternoon session continued with Hauptmann on the stand under direct examination a member of the prosecution staff said "Looks now like we won't have to work tomorrow?" FLEMINGTON. N. J.. Jan. 25. liV) —A but crisp "I did not!" was hurled today by Bruno Richard Hauptmann to evrry detail ot the state's charge that he kidnaped, murdered and collected ransom for Baby Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. "I never saw the Lindbergh baby ulivc or dead!" he declared. Ho denied each and every step of the state's case—the stealing of the child, its murder, the writing of the rcnsom notps, the construction of the kidnap ladder, the handling of the baby's sleeping suit, or the collection of the ransom from Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon. He met the one point he could not deny—possession of $14,600 of the $50.000 ransom money in his garage —by saying it, was left with him in a shoe box by the ctead Isador Fisch, nnd that it lay in a closet in his homo from December, 1933, until August, 1934, before he discovered it contained money. He lind not comoletcd his direct testimony at the luncheon recess, nnd just before that time he denied that he had paid f or a theater ticket with a ransom bill on November 26, 1933—a date prior to the day on which he said Fisch gave him the money. Ho had been so identified by Mrs. Cccile Barr, Sheridan theater cashier. Never In Theater "I was never in that theater in my life," he said. He said the box given him by Fisch lay in a closet through which rain leaked, and that it was accidentally broken apart when he struck it with a broom. It was then, lie said, he discovered it contained money. "She was practical falling apart," he said. "I guess it was four bundles in there. Dem bundles was mostly mesh up, but must be wrapped in paper, not in thick paper, in thin wrapping paper, brown paper. And there was newspaner in the box, too. I guess they wasn't filled up at all, It was empty space. I took the money out. squeezed the water out." "All right you took the money into the garage; what did you do with the money?" asked Edward J. Reilly, his chief attorney. "Put it in a basket and covered it up. And then laid the basket tip on the ceiling so noboUy could see it—not exact lay it on the .cell- See HAUPTMANN, Page 8 Male Quartet Is To Sing Tonight AtAPIMeeting Members of the 'Panhandle chapter of the American Petroleum Institute will meet at the city auditorium here tonight in the first session of the year and the first under the chairmanship of J. C. Johnston of Borger. The session is scheduled to open at 7:30 p. m. Musical entertainment will be furnished by a male quartet arranged by R. B. Fisher. Talks on USB of electric power In the oil fields will be made by G. R Prout of Dallas and C. G. Pate of Borger. Important announcements will be made concerning the April meeting of the Mid-Continent division of A. P. I. in Amarillo. The public Is invited to attend tonight's program. I Saw • t • A letter written to Mrs. J. G. Noel on the stationery of. !tlhe JCepns hotel, Lansing, Mich., which burned with the loss of many lives. T^e letter-heads were salvaged from the yuins. Ployd Hatcheis 'a likeable young red-head, going out of his way fy> 40 a favor yesterday lor a ReiWn< who was a stranger 4o fttok ffee nature of the, AC.V as In most good deeds, should

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