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tt. FDR ORDERS AIDES TO FIND OUT WHY VETS WERE LEFT TO DIE IN STOR PRESIDENT TAKES ACTIVE CHARGE OF SITUATION ItYDfe PARK. N. Y., Sept, 5 (/P)--President Roosevelt today directed Immediate aides to supervise relief in the Florida hurricane area and to investigate wTiy adequate precautions apparently were not taken to protect the veterans in work relief camps from the devastating: gale. Using the telephone, the president personally called Prank T. Hines, veterans' administrator, and Harry L. Hopkins, works relief administrator, and asked that they name assistants to go immediately to the Florida disaster scene. It was announced that Col. George E. Ijams, assistant to Hines, would represent him in the relief nnd investigation work. Mr. Roosevelt outlined three sne- clfio points for the federal leaders to perform. First, to see that the injured veterans are promptly hospitalized. He understands the Red Cross is supplying food, clothing and shelter but has offered to assist in this if necessary. To Provide Caskets. Second, to provide caskets for the dead veterans anr' transportation of their bodies. If the next of kin desire, the body .will be sent home. Otherwise, full military funerals probably will be arranged for Arlington National cemetery. Third, the president called for means to rehabilitate the survivors and then he insisted quite strongly upon a study of why the veterans encamped along the Florida Keys were not rescued in time and why adequate precautions were not taken. Announcement of the president's action in the hurricane problem was made by Stephen T. Early, a secretary. Mr. Roosevelt previously ha'd directed the army, navy, and coast guard to render all possible assistance. He is keeping in touch, by telephone and through press reports: (Copyright, 1035, by Thit. Associated Proas) MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 5.—Belief rffioUils estimated today that Ihc tropical hurricane, sweeping terror and destruction across the Florida Keys, left in its path a death toll of from 200 to 500 and it "may-reach 1,000." W. P. Mooty advised his chief, Oov. Dave Stoltz, from the center of. the storm area that fatalities "may reach 1,000," Other sources .have placed the number at from 200 to 500, but the exact figure probably will not be known until communication has been re-established with many marooned points. "Words cannot describe the horrible disaster," Mooty said in a telegram to the governor. "Everyone as far south as Carabee colony has been moved out. Injured first. Now moving dead, fifty so for. Rebuilding" bridges to cross Snake creek." Snake creek • cuts off the Mate- cumtae Keys, where the death toll Is expected to have been heaviest. Gov. Sholtz left by automobile to tour the devastated area. The : hurricane, dwindling in its destructive powers, soared north through Georgia as Florida rescue • '^ _______ See DEATH TOLL, Page 5 •n» Swimming Pool To Be Open on Days Sun Shines The last three weeks have been "a tough break" for the swimming pool, according to Mrs. Josie Young, co-manager of the swimming pool, who nevertheless is glad that it has rained. Only a few days in that time have been swimming weather. People don't go in swimming when it's cloudy, cool or rainy. From now on until closing time in October, the swimming pool will be open every day the sun shines. There have been few swimmers this week; even the King brothers have gone in only once daily whereas when the sun shines they hit the water from once to thrice dally. Pool habitues are beginning to complain they are losing their tan. Also, the free Friday morning swims will not be given any more, starting tomorrow. All during the summer hundreds of children have been allowed to swim free on Friday morning. , Water will be changed as usual tomorrow, although few have been in it during the week. The water is heated just enough to take away the icy chill, and swimmers, are not aware that it is heated. I Heard . , Mack Graham declaring that he couldn't, understand the sudden interest of the public in his behalf unless it was, his white shoes and straw Ijat. Everyone he met this movninf geemed to feel sorry for him. fans describing the act put on by Se,dhrpok #nd Dlnpia,n behind .second, base las night as the •'Aitey ypu, m/ (jgay Gaston," drams 'The two, pjayers ftbgut f9u,rfjse£ apgrt gnd. a, Jly feftU Serving Pamp&and Northetixiern Panhandle HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa THE NEW f AMPA Fastest Growing City ifl Texas—Panhaadle Oil And Wheat Centef (VOL. 29. NO. 130) (Full "AP" Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING,. SEPTEMBER 5, 1935 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS); tox tfun J Twinkles Evidently the HCIV democratic party will belong to the protestant denomination. Sklppy, the family pup, greeted visiting mothor-in-law, with such affection the other flay that he shortly was the most popular member of tht: family circle. Can't we somehow Ed Iluey Long interested in the Ethiopian situation? Il lacks the comic touch. Woiu'er whnl the farmer, setting a check for corn he didn't grow and hogs he didn't raise, thinks when he buys a pound of bacon nt present prices? But we're not blaming him for the condition. School will soon lie here, anil once more we'll wonder where all those icids stayed during; the summer. Musing of the moment: Dogs, like humans, are peculiar, Skippy, the family pup, eats lots of grass but turns down spinach. . . Maybe we should try to discover rhyme and reason fqr his actions . . . Night football Is definitely here. Our Harvesters have four games scheduled, three here and one at Childress. On cold, gusty nights, remember that our worst weather is tame compared with football nights "up north," Brevitorials T>AMPA BASEBALL fans and ethers who have been "saving themselves" for the better games of the Jaycee tournament may now attend the meet with the full assurance of bsing well entertained. And, frankly, the Jaycees will need your money. Bad weather has put ths young men in a tough financial spot. Doubling of games on the program has hurt. If Pam- pans will show the same baseball and civic spirit which Denver exhibits, the event will be a success financially. And remember, Pampa is entertaining these teams and fans should be generous in their applause. All the boys are our friends and neighbors. Try to see every game from now to the end of the tournament. VOUTH ORDINARILY is kindly and tolerant of advanced age. Youth gives little thought to its own advanced years, which for many are as inevitable as death is for others. Statistics compiled since the old age pensions began to be taken seriously show that 70 per cent of men are without adequate financial resources at retirement age. Many of these had ample resources at some time in life, and could have set up trust funds, insurance, or annuities for their declining years ., One of the dreaded effects of old age pensions is that no thought will be given to old age. The figures indicate that this condtion already exists. ALL KINDS of theories are being devised to explain how a man can do enough productive work In a given number of years to warrant his loafing the rest of his life. Such .theorists would steam up production to the limit, distribute its blessings more or less equitably, and let the yViung and energetic support the men and women who similarly worked when they were younger . . . Such a scheme might work on a small scale, though human nature has wrecked a number of experiments. But until it can be made to work on a small scale, it should not be applied to the whole nation. . . Note how many young folk try to live off the old age pensions of their parents or grand parents when pensions reach as much as $25 per month for each person eligible. rpHE FEDERAL constitution was not based upon any such paternalistic conception of United States government. All rights not conferred on the federal government were reserved by the people and the states. . . Many strict constitutionalists fail to note, however, that the people are regarded as superior to the constitution—in the sense that they can change it when and as they please. . . The states rights theory is not antagonistic to the idea that the people, through their state governments can set up any sort of system they desire, providing it does not conflict with the rights of another state. . . We note, however, that the states seem eager to confer on Uncle Sam all responsibility for handling such things as relief and financial crises . . . September 17 is Constitution day. ruLMORE NUNN, back from a " business trip, to New Mexico, finds a letter from Pampa's No. 1 tripper, M. K, Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Brown, vlacatlonipg in the nprthern U. 8. possession, tell of traveling with Archje Roosevelt, son of the late T. R., ^rid Mr, Render, editor qf the Daily Alaska gmph-e Regarding: R.Qo.s.eveJt, Mr, (Brown writes tftat "pf CQWse you. are not }nj;eres|e,(J Jn republicans; however, 5 f f$ CQL.VMN, Workers Seeking Way To Paralyze Mussolini's War ®— BY WADE WERNEK, Associated 1'rcss Foreign Staff. GENEVA, Sept. 5 (/P) —Prof. Gaston Jeze, the representative of Ethiopia, spoke in behalf of (he African empire tonight In the council of the League of Nations. When he rose to begin his address, Huron Pomiicd Alois!, Italian delegate, left the (ilmmDcr. Until Jc.'ze .started Ills speech, Alois) had Kit at his usual scat at the council liihle. He declared yesterday that Italy ciiuld no longer meet Ethiopia in the league on a basis of equal footing. GENKVA. scpr. 5 (/P)—OrganIzcU li'bor prepared today to take up the Itnlo-Eliilopian problem as (he League of Nations council, faced with uncompromising stands by the two nations involved, re- f.ircd tire matter momentarily to (he status of private discussions. Italy indicated she would not meet Ethiopia on a basis of equal footing in the league. She claimed Ethiopia was barbarous and uncivilized. The Ethiopians, on the other hand, suggested Italy wanted to settle their differences without regard to the standards of civilization. It was understood the council 'may meet tomorrow and appoint a general committee of inquiry. It would consider all aspects of the dispute between Italy and Ethiopia and prepare a plan of settlement. In ths meantime, the word went out that the executive committee of the International Federation of Trades Unions, meeting here tomorrow, would discuss how organized labor can paralyze Premier Mussolini's Ethiopian enterprise if the league fails to preserve the peace. The federation represents most of the organized labor unions in Europe as well as many others overseas. ' Its executive '•'•' committee is expected to discuss the possibilities of workers' boycotting the handling of all goods shipped to and from Italy in case of war. The importance of a possible c'ecision to this effect by the committee is that it could be reached independently of the league regardless of whether any government or group of governments decided for "sanctions"—international penalties—against Italy. Leaders of the left wing parties of France already are urging Premier Laval to insist on a settlement, promising left wing support to the government on any program of strong measures to prevent war. In the league itself, proceedings were halted while statesmen reviewed the mass of material flowing from yesterday's council meeting. Long's Foe? See WORKEBS, Page 5 A champion behind whom all Hiicy Long forces will unite is expected (o be selected soon to oppose the King-fish for the Democratic senatorial, nomination in the Louisiana January primaries, and guarded hints point to Rep. John N. Sandlin, above, as the man. Sandlin, a former judge, from Minden, La., has served eight terms in the House. POLO CLUB MAY BE ORGANIZED BY LOCAL MEN TentativeTlans Will Be Discussed on Tuesday Eve Polo, favorite sport of the late Will Rogers, - will Pampa. be brought to A number of local men have been making- tentative plans for months. Some of them have ponies which can be used in the sport. Tlley will See POLO CLUB, Page 5 Works Projects Total $105,000 In Final Plans Fairground Proposal Is Opposed at Amarillo ®- Fairground improvement WPA projects amounting to $105,000 were approved by the county planning board yesterday afternoon, taken to Amarillo by City Manager O. L. Stine, and approved by the district office late yesterday. Five double tennis courts previously requested also were approved. Mr. Stine remained in Amarillo last night in order to urge approval today of water main extensions, concrete street markers, and a bridge in the draw just east of the Sam Houston ward school. The park projects asked include a race track, administration building, display building, grandstand, stables, rodeo corral, dam, walks and See PROJECTS, Page 5 -ATE MtwS AUSTIN, Sept. 5 (ff)—Governor Allred announced today he would not grant clemency to W. D. May sentenced to electrocution early tomorrow for the murder of Jack Sturdivant in Tarrant county. Arthur Lee Moore, Fort Worth attorney who defended May, urged the governor to stay May's execution pending- disposition of an appeal of O. D. Stevens, also sentenced to die for Sturdivant's death. BOSTON, Sept. 5. (IP)— Willis Iludlin limited the Boston Red Sox to six hits as the Celevalnd Indians pounded Lefty Grove hard for an 8 to 1 victory in the first game of a doublehcader today. Hudlin hit a home run with one man on base in the third inning-. Last Group Of Passengers Removed From DoomedShip; Tales Of Heroism Related ENROLMENT REGULATIONS ANNOUNCED, BY FISHER Faculty members of (he I'ampu independent school system will have their first meeting for the new term tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock In the cafeteria room of the red building;, Supt. R. B. Fisher and Principal L. L. Sone, with the ward school principals, will announce regulations concerning enrolment, ward lines, and other subjects. To be eligible to enter the public schools, a child must have been 0 years of age by Sept. 1, 1935. This is a state regulation. Age must be verified by birth certificate, Texas enumeration records, or other means satisfactory to Supt. R. B. Fisher. Children coming from private schools will be enrolled as if they had not previously attended classes, but will be advanced'on their merits during the term. New pupils must present report cards and book cards from schools previously attended. New Bus Rules All "old" children who come to school on buses will enrol in same schools attended last year, but all new pupils arriving on buses will go to the Sam Houston school to be assigned. This applies to bus children only. Grade schools have grades from the first through the sixth, Junior high the seventh and eighth grades, and high school the ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades. Increased enrolments are expected in all grades. All grade schools will begin enrolments Monday. Children will remain at the schools most of the day. Ward zones will be nearly the same as last year, except that alleys will be the lines instead of streets. For instance, the alley east of Ballard, north of Browning, will be the boundary between the Woodrow Wilson and Sam Houston wards. Children living on Crest street nnd on Sunset drive will attend the Woodrow Wilson school. The alley west of West street will be the line between the Sam Houston! and Horace Mann wards. Baker .ward includes all south of the tracks excepting the Finley-Banks and Lavender additions, which are in the Horace Mann ward. Children who were enrolled last year, and their brothers and sisters, will not be affected by the new zone rule, but all others must observe it. Further explanations will be made at the schools. Hurled on Reef, Periling 352 Lives Vaccination Required Vaccination against smallpox is required of all pupils. New pupils must present vaccination certificates, immunity certificates, or scars acceptable to the school nurse. Enrolment in Junior high school will begin Saturday for all pupils who did not attend last year. The eighth grade former pupils will enrol Monday morning and the seventh graders Monday afternoon. Books will be distributed and assignments made Tuesday at 1 p. m. in Junior high. Two new subjects will be offered in the school. One, art, will include book-binding, nature study, designing, appreciation, interior decorating, etc, The other, music, will include choral singing, sight reading, history, theory, etc. Enrolment in the high school will start Saturday morning at 9 a. in. for students not here last year, and Monday morning for others. Senior enrolment will begin at 9 a. m. Monday and juniors will begin at 1 p. m. Sophomores will appear Tuesday morning. Classes will start Wednesday at 8:45 a. m. Rural Faculties County schools opened Monday. Their faculties are as follows: Laketon—Mrs. Grace Bell, prln- See §CHOOL, Page 5 WEST TEXAS—Clrfudy, local showers in Rio Grande valley, warmer in north portion tonight; Friday partly cloudy, warmer, except in southwest portion. Lives of 352 persons, 235 passeng-- crs and a crew of 117, were periled when the Morgan Line flagship Dixie, above, crashed on Carysfoot reef, nine miles off the Florida coast, at the eastern entrance to the dangerous Straits of Florida. Bound from New Orleans to New York, with Capt. Einer W. Sundstrom in command, the liner had almost won her way through a hurricane to the open Atlantic when a furious sea hurled her on the reef. Six ships battled through storm-lashed waters to rescue the passengers and . crew. Fotsr Arrested In Dynamiting Of Prosecutor His Cousin, The Sheriff, Puts Men Behind Bars in 'Solution' of Slaying' HARLAN, Ky., Sept. 5 (fP)— Four men were arrested here today charged with the wilful murder of County Attorney Elmon Middleton of Harlan county, who was assassinated by the dynamite explosion of his automobile here yesterday. The men were listed as Bob Farmer, Otis Noe, Fred Howard and Bill Leonard. They were arrested on warrants sworn to by SheiMff Theodore R. Middleton, cousin of the slain official, who promised a statement later in the day giving a "solution" of the murder mystery. The prisoners were spirited away to a jail in another county not named by officials. N Judge Gilbert was about to discharge the grand jury when Sheriff Middleton walked into the court room and said: "Judge, I've solved this dynamiting case. 1 would like for you to hold the grand jury until this afternoon." Sheriff Middleton did not state what evidence he had, remarking he would present it to the grand jury. Judge Gilbert directed the jurors to meet at 1 p. m. A detachment of 70 national guardsmen was on duty today. The front of the county attorney's automobile was blown to'pieces by he explosion, presumably touched off when Midddleton stepped on the starter. Investigators said Middleton so far as could be learned had no personal enemies. He became embroiled in a political squabble here last month when he gave legal advice to Adjt. Gen. Henry H. Den- harclt during the Kentucky national guard's occupation pf Harlan county at the August 3 primary, but this difference was not considered serious enough to have provoked violence. ROGERS' GIFT PAYS FOR SCOUT TRIP WASHINGTON-, Sept. 5 (/P)— Four Denison, Tex., Boy Scouts were today finishing off a far-flung jamboree of their own on $450 furnished by the late Will Rogers. With Rogers' name as a special "open sesame," they'd seen St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, Boston, Albany and New York before reaching their original objective, the national capita}. In, this city, where tlyj jamboree was called 9f{ be.ea,use of a few cases Pi WftRtite pafajysjs, rajn poured, 4.°m , jgpQvrts, having ex/ nearly .muwu.njs, sat in a hotel lobby, writing letters home— I whose mother, Mrs. 0. F. Johan- long letters crammed with high^l nipg aroused Rogers' interest in lights of the whole trip. Unanimously they pronounced Will Rogers a swell guy to have made their trip possible before he went flying off to Alaska. Three of them, Jack Heimburger, 18, Fred Parrott, 1?, Murray Marshall, }6, had never seen Will Rogers. "But when we found out he'd been killed, we felt as thpugh we had lost an old friend." Jack said. .*'J saw him p}ay polo in ^>s Angeles last Ju.ne," contributed, curtey- lending the Denison boys to the Scout jamboree, and who now is serving as their chaperone. "And I got the ball he played with ,ahd Eddie Cantor autographed it," said Douglass' sister, Julia, 9. What those four boys' have seen on Will Roger? $? 5Q which was only meant for three,— but tiny Mrs. Johanning is » manager who can manage! -Municipal pperp in. St. Louis, A prcjves|;ra.— an,d, they got to . •tope., to it— In City and its most sparkling stars in New York, and a show, the Normandie docking, and Coney Island; velvet mills, rayon mills, a thermos bottle' plant, a navy base in Norwich, Conn.; a silver plant where they were given souvenir butter knives; all the historic spots about Boston. Bach tried to decide what he liked best. MTh,e planetarium at Chicago," pho$e Pougja§s, "Niagara Falls," said his little sis- See R9GEBS, AGED SOLDIERS PAY TRIBUTE TO DECEASED VETS To Continue to Meet As' Long- as Three Are Left By VESTEL LOTT Associated Press Staff Writer AMARILLO, Sept. 5. (/P)— The dwindling ranks of the gallant army of the Confderacy joined today in paying tribute to the memory of their civil war comrades who no longer live. The annual roll call drove home the realization to the aged veterans that few of Lee's old followers remained 70 years after the four-year conflict in the sixties. Mrs. A. McD. Wilson of Atlanta, Ga., president general of the Confederated Southern Memorial association, presided at the memorial service. The United Confederate Veterans, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans participated in the program. Bishop E. C. Seaman of Amarillo paid homage to the deceased members qf the three organ- igations. The aged soldiers prepared to wind up the business of 'their forty- fifth annual reunion this afternoon with the election of officers and the selection of a 1936 meeting place. They will start homeward after the grand parade tomorrow. At a meeting of the Nathan Bedford Forrest division of the U. C. V., Gen. J. C. Hooks of Marlin, Tex., was reelected commander. Six members of General Forrest's famed cavalry were at the reunion. Col. Walter L. Hopkins of Richmond, Va., commander of the S. C. V., presided at that organization's final business sessions today. The sons will dance tonight at their annual grand ball to the music furnished by the United States Marine band. Gen. Harry Rene Lee of Nashville, Tenn., adjutant general and chief of staff of the U. C. V,, was favored to succeed Gen. Rice A. Pierce of Union City, Tenn., as commander- in-chief of the rapidly thinning forces of the army of the old south. Confederate veterans, weary from, turns at the quardrille and the Virginia; reel at their annual ball but enthusiastic over the prospect of future meetings, prepared to finish the business of their forty-fifth, 'reunion today. Although it ha4 been suggested that no other reunion be fttjfcemn,tp4 SHIP IS NOT EXPECTED TO EVER FLOAT AGAIN (Copyright, I!t3C, by The Associated Prw«) MIAMI, Flo., Sept. 5 (/P)—Swiftly and uneventfully, the lost group of passengers was removed today from (he stranded and battered liner, Dixie, their perilous prison since last Monday night. In less than three hours ,the last of the 143 marooned passengers was transferred. The life boats shuttled over placid waters, the howling hurricane that crippled the Dixie and ground her against the rocks of French Reef, death trap, of the Florida Keys, having spent it force. Aboard the hapless Dixie, still pinioned to the reef, remained Capt. E. W. Sundstrom and a skeleton crew. Capt. Sundstrom, who thinks there has'been no decadence among sea-faring men—that masters of modern vessels are just as cool and; efficient as the skippers of the old- time sailing ships—stayed with his ship that the Morgan line .might keep possession.of her. All of the passengers gone, he wirelessed coast guard offices at Jacksonville that it was not longer necessary for cutters to stand by the Dixie. The task of transferring the passengers was completed while the rescued persons unfolded a sea saga of courage The transfer of those who remained on tne liner, fast aground] on the treacherous French Beef, Florida; Keys, was carried out with, celerity, messages from the Dixie's master, E. W. Sundstrom, indicated. When the transfernig was reusmed this morning, 220 persons—143 passengers and 77 members of the crew —were on the Dixie. Divisional headquarters of the coast guard at Jacksonville, Fla., received a report from the cutter, Saukee, that it had aboard 54 of the Dixie's passengers—brought to her by two motorboats, the salvage tug, Warbler, and coast guard boats Nos. 2284 and 185. The first of the rescue ships to dock at Miami was the coast guard See RESCUE, Page 5 The NEWS Tries To Bring Marine Band to Pampa The Pampa Daily NEWS is making every effort to bring the XI. S. Marine band here for a concert tomorrow as the group returns to Washington. Many cities made similar efforts when the band was en route to Amarlllo. Many have unsuccessfully tried to book the band on its return trip. Nearness of Pampa to Amarillo encouraged the hope that a brief stop-over could be made here. Announcement will be made tomorrow of the time if the effort Is successful. : Children's Band Goes to Reunion The uniformed, children's band of . Sam Houston school went to Amarillo under B. C. D. auspices this afternoon to play at the Confederate reunion. The band was to play at 4 p. m. at the grandstand near the Amarillo hotel. Arrangements were made by the local B. O. D. on behalf of the Amarillo program committee. The children were to remain to hear the U. B. Marine band early this evening. They were to have gone tomorrow, but the dftte was changed. I Saw * t f Leon Nohlitt's face covered ,„„, ,... blood after the Harvester firat-S&tag *1 center collided rather sharply a second string .linesman. The r lars are having the fight of lives to hold their places. Rep. Eugene Wofley pom.Jng Pampa in hjs i'nr~" — - - * S^fL^W/gf —*-i •«-his 1??2 Mo4e.l TJ and jg he "I rare —

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