Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 27, 1935 · Page 1
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^st . Texas: Generally • fair in sotitft, Cloudy and bolder in north p'ottibii Sunday; Monday partly cioiidjy. , Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City to Texas—tanhartdle Oil and Wheat Center mrnra M HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, .City of Pampa i VOL. 28. NO. 252 • (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 27, 1935 (14 PAGES TODAY) PRICE FIVE CENTS • LONG'S TROOPS SCATTER ARMED UPRISING Wilentz Believes Hauptmann Will Break Under Evidence And Admit Crime U.S. JURY TO PROBE GRAFT CHARGES ON $4.000,000 TEXAS PWA PROJECT INVESTIGATION MADE AT REQUEST OF SECRETARY By MELBOURNE CHRISTERSON Associated Pra'* Staff Writer • WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 W>)— '/The first special grand jury here Since til-? famous Fall-Doheny oil cases was called today to meet Feb. 6 to Investigate charges of graft In a $4,000,000 Texas public works administration project. Secretary Ickes, whose PWA investigators uncovered the alleged graft, refused to name the project involved or to say whether any public works officials were implicated. Ail.others having knowledge of the case steadfastly declined to name the project most directly Involved. Ickes did, however, indicate this inquiry "may have ramifications." First .word of the proceedings came from United States Attorney Leslie. G; Garnett after he had summoned the jury. Garnett said the Inquiry was being undertaken solely at the request of Ickes and that the jury would analyze "specifically one project, a $4.000,000 project in Texas." • Louis Glavis, head of the PWA, investigation division, has been in ..Texas, three or four times re- .cently, ^presumably In connection with .the graft charges. He worked up '-the •ca§e» whlcli- L wlll~b&:" : prfesehti:. ed4o ; 'the 'jurors'by Garnett's assistant, John W.Fihelly, The. only direct statement Ickes would make was: "The public work administration Investigation division has made a 1 long and careful study of the project.'upon the direction of the administrator and presented to the proper prosecuting officials of the government & full report for such action as they deem proper to take." At a press conference ' later the secretary, who recently has been subjected to heavy congressional criticism for his administration ot public works funds, said the investigation division was constantly inquiring -into projects to prevent 'graft. He would not, however, say other instances had been uncovered. Re pdrters pressed him on this point because - of statements from Garnett's pf flee that after the Texas inquiry.-the grand jury would probe disbursement of PWA funds on other projects, Likewise, "the secretary declined to comment on reports that eight or 10 persons, including federal officials, were implicated In the Texas case. • Local Minister To Be Installed By Presbyterians Formal installation of L. Burney Shell as'..pastor of First Presbyterian- church will be conducted in the services at 7:30 this evening. Dr. Jl. Thomson, pastor of Central Presbyterian church in Amarlllo, will deliver the sermon. , • Charles L. Dickey, pastor at Can- ypni will deliver the charge to the congregation and John R. Sharp, uclerk of the Amarillo Presbytery, W>11 give the charge to the pastor. An anthem by the choir will precede this' ceremony. Mr. Shell has served the church here'stov since the first of the year. He came from Talequah, Okla,, to succeed the Rev. A. A. Hyde, Texas. who moved to northeast Mi's. W. A. Bratfon, wife of Mayor Bratton, underwent a major 'operation at Pampa, hospital yes- te'rday morning. Her condition was reported favorable last night following a restful day. : I Heard . • From young Jack Phillips, NEWS v sales boy,' end lie wants his cus- \pmers to know that he Is qu&r- pntlned with measles and cannot get out for some time. He wili be back on the job as soon as the ban is lifted.' That Max Mahaffey and .Bill Lang mates njighty good paper salesmen. Mrs, J. B. Mass.a doing her best to talk naturally but the frog In her thrpwt became pjayful at every of those few wp.jds. colds," ' lire, w$»- • ' Showdown In Legislature Due Next Week Into Opera Lobbyists Missing As Inquiry Comes To A Head With his name in the world of letters secure, Thornton Wilder, above, noted as a writer of best sellers, lias turned to grand opera, in search of new laurels. The author will make his operatic debut in Chicago in February, appearing as a soldier in Handel's Xerxes and also directing production. AUSTIN, Jan. 26. (AP) — A widely-heralded and long antlci- pntcd showdown on legislative retainers and sources of employment, with the legislators as principals and the general public as interested spectators, is in ):rospect for Capitol Hill next week. The fur-flying stage should be reached Thursday when the senate, sitting as a committee of the whole, .plans to consider a house resolution proposing appointment of a joint committee to inquire into into corporate connections of members of the two chambers. The resolution passed the house without a dissenting vote but evoked sharp words in the senate. For several years the subject of corporation influence on legislative proceedings has played a lively and prominent part in primary campaigns. It was a burning Issue In the campaign wagad last summer by Governor James V. Allred. The agitation for inquiry into affiliation of members of the legislature with the "interests" and for strict regulation of lobbyists has had a decided effect on the general sentiment prevailing dur- i ing the first few weeks of the ses- I sion, in the" opinion "of members and' observers. For the most part lobbyists have given -the legisla- COLLINS GIVEN PROMOTION TO MANAGERSHIP ilstrap Will Go To Amarillo Under Plan James M. (Jim) Collins, young Pampa civic leader, will become manager of the Southwestern Public Service company February 1. Mr. Collins came to Pampa 5 years ago as cashier and office manager of the company. Officials of the company said his advancement to the managership came as a result of his diligent service and ability, and his keen interest in the community. He is thoroughly "sold" on the community and had given freely of his time to many enterprises. In 1932, he received the distinguished service medal award by the National Junior chamber of commerce. He was recently made a director of the Board of City Development. Mr.'Collins will succeed T. W. Gilstrap, who will be transferred to Amarillo as commercial manager. Although Mr. Gilstrap has lived in Pampa but a few months, he has expressed his keen regret in leaving his new friends. The place made vacant by Mr. Collins' promotion will be filled by O. 6. Zappe, who was stationed here temporarily last summer and Who expressed a' desire to return to Pampa at the first opportunity. He is a graduate of Texas A. & H- college in electrical engineering and has held the position of effleeilcy engineer in the company for several years. See LOBBYIST, Page 5 Death Comes To J. F. Vicars In San Jose, Calif. J. F. Vicars, former Pampa resident, and an uncle of DeLea and Edwin Vicars, died Thursday in a San Jose, Calif., hospital where he had been a patient since -last June. DeLea Vicars made a trip to^ California last June when his' uncle became critically ill, and stayed with him until his condition improved. Funeral services were held today at San Jose. He is survived by his wife. Mr. Vicars moved to Pampa in 1908 and lived here until 1921 when he moved to California. He was known and loved by all the old timers here. "When it rains it pours," J. S. Wynne said Friday in comment ing upon the illness and deaths which occurred among Ills relatives and friends recently. Last week, he and Mrs. Wynne attended the funeral of Mrs. Wynne's siter at Emporia, Kans. Their daughter, Mrs. DeLea Vicars became seriously ill while her parents were away, and underwent a major operation at Pampa hospital. Her condition was much improved today. The news of Mr. Vicars death in California was received Thursday. Prepare for Burst of Oratory Over Hauptmann 'IRON-CLAD,' DECLARES REILLY OF NEW DOG STORY By JOHN FERRIS As ociat^d Press Staff Writer FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 26 (/P)—A New York policeman, returned from Germany with relatives of the Inte Isador Fisch to testify at the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for murder, has also given the Elate new handwriting evidence, it was learned tonight, to be used against the Bronx carpenter. As K'auptmann's counsel moved to bolster Hauptmann's main hope —an alibi—the state announced Lieut Arthur Johnson of the New York City police, recently returned from Germany, had brought back several samples of Hauptmann's handwriting. "We want not only a conviction of this man," said Attorney General Wilentz, "but we want to pile evidence upon evidence so convincingly that Hauptmann will break under it and make a full statement of guilt." To Use Relatives ' To this a member of Hauptmann's counsel said: "We are more confident than ever that Hauptmann will be acquitted," Lieut^Johnson also brought pack relatives of the dead Isador Fisch— the man Hauptmann by implication accuses of the Lindbergh baby murder—who will testify that Fisch died in poverty. This testimony will be used in rebuttal. In this connection came, a dispatch from Montreal tonight stating that Edward J. Rellly, chief defense counsel, had wired for details of • a Montreal man's statement that he had seen Fisch in Montreal, with a child, shortly after the kidnaping. Michael Barry, a former newsstand owner, signed an affidavit last week-that he thought he saw Fisch in Montreal with a child "closely resembling" the Lindbergh baby about 15 days after the kid- napinks. Barry said he had not mentioned the incident until now "because friends advised me to keep quiet." Another Montrealer, John Harrow, owner of a tailor shop and small hotel, came forward today, the Montreal dispatches said, with a story similar to that of Barry. FJsch -Identified' Harrow "positively identified" a picture of Fisch as that of a man he saw with several other men in a United States car about the time Barry is supposed to have seen Fisch. He said the car drove up before his hotel and after the occupants, who seemed very nervous, had discussed something in a low tone the man be lelieves was Isador Fisch asked to see a room. He said he had a woman and child with him. Finally the woman carried the child into the hotel, screening its face. They refused to sign the register, Harrow said. Court of Honor To Meet Monday A meeting of the Boy Scout court of honpr will be held Monday evening at the city hall headquarters, it was announced yesterday by T. W. Gilstrap, chairman. The meeting will begin at 7:30 o'clock and Will be short, he said. Preparations for it were completed yesterday. CIVIC CLUBS WILL SPONSOR FDR'S BIRTHDAY BALLS HERE Dancers In the Pampa territory this week-end began organizing nait'es to attend the three President's Birthday toalls to be held here Wednesday night. Many rlD.nued to take' their "dates" or their wjiyes, while njany social groups panned to attend In a b.ody, going from dance .to dance. AS they made their plans, they remembeved the Birthday ball here la-st -year, anfl planned to observe President Roosevelt's 'birthday for sentimental as well fts charitable reasons. '•'! hope I have as good a time I did > year," was a frequently. Meanwhile, it was announced that civic clubs would sponsor the three dances. The Botarians, Uons and Klwanlans will sponsor the dances at the Schneider hotel, the Pla-Mor and Southern Club, respectively. Claude Hlpps' orchestra will play for the Schneider dance where the admission price is $1.50. Chick Talcott's orchestra will be at the Pla- Mpr, and the Southern club orchestra and night club revue will perform at the Southern. Admission to the pla-Mor and Southern will be $1. One ticket will admit See CIVIP CLUBS, See HAUPTM1ANN, Page 0 Mother Charged With Killing Her Son And His Wife GATESVTLLE, Jan. 26. (AP) — Mrs. Ethel Johnson, 46, of Dallas, was Indicted late today by the Coryell county grand jury for the slaying of her son Joe Bianken- ship, 20, and his 19-year-old bride, Bernice, on a farm near here Aug. 19, 1934. "'••'• I! Sheriff Joe, White said tonight the indictment was returned after an exhaustive • two weeks investigation. Morel than 100 witnesses were called before the grand 'jury in the investigation of the double slaying, once called a murder and suicide by an official coroner's verdict. Sheriff White said he had asked Dallas officers- • to • arrest Mrs. Johnson, wife of a federal radio commission inspector, and hold her for Coryell county officers. The woman will be held 1 in Coryell county jail without bond, Sheriff White, said. Mrs. Johnson, charged several weeks ago In a • complaint filed by the dead girl's father, W. H- Davenport, prominent San Angelo attorney, vigorously denied . the accusations after she had been' incommunicado, in, TarranJ' McLennan county jails for < four days. The stars of the last act in the JRlemineton, . N. J.. courtroom drama, will be David T. Wilentz, chief prosecutor and attorney general of New Jersey, left, and Edward J. Reilly, chief of counsel defending 1 Bruno Hauptmann, pictured in characteristic attitudes when addressing- court and jury. Bolh are noted courtroom orators, fa their'closing picas are expected to lie as exeitinff as the high points of the testimony. 3 Injured in Boiler J. D. Flemming, Tom Colvin I Badly Hurt—E. Kennedy Burned and Bruised. I Flying bricks and .scalding water :rom an exploding boiler severely .njured three workmen about 8:30 o'clock Friday night when the boiler on the Dixon Creek Oil company's McConnell D-l well in section 45, block 4, Carson county, exploded. Two of .the men are in a critical condition. The third man is not injured seriously, although he has gainful burns and bruises. The three men, J. D. Flemming, Tom Colvin, and B. Kennedy, were making coffee over a small fire by the side of ;he boiler when it exploded. The boiling water cascaded over ;he men, and bricks from the fireplace showered on them. Workmen )n the rig rushed to the rescue and ,he injured men were taken to Wor- ey hospital. Mr. Flemming and Mr. Colvin are in 'a critical condition, attending physicians reported yesterday. Mr. Kennedy has lesser injuries. Flemming and Colvin, besides being badly scalded, were cut and brfuised by flying bricks and steel. The well was being drilled by the Moran Drilling company for the Dixon Creek Oil company. It marked the second accident of the week at the same oil well. Earlier in the week, an icicle dropped from a cable, striking K. Kennedy on the head and necessitating his being taken to the hospital for treatment. He had returned to work Thursday. The 100 h. p. boiler was located some distance from the derrick and (,he two men on the floor were not injured. The car in which the injured men were brought to the hospital was struck by bricks and pieces of steel and one of the tires punctured. The car was driven to Pampa on the flat tire. DISTRICT LEAGUE MEET WILL BE HELD IN PAMPA APRIL 5 AND HUEY CHARGES A PLOT TO KILL HIM AND MUSTERS ARMY Gas Hearings In Legislature Will Begin February 5 Committee hearings on all the proposed solutions to the g^s controversy will be held next week, commencing Tuesday night, Feb. 5 at 7:30 o'clock, according to a communication from Eugene Worley, representative from this district. The hearings will be held in the hall of representatives, state capilol, Austin. "A large number of land and royalty owners are vitally concerned and wish to be advised when such bills are set for hearing, "Mr. Worley wrote. "Some of them no doubt plan to appear tefore the committee and slate their idea of the question." A number of bills concerning the oil and gas industry in the Panhandle have been inti'oduced. Geography Now Offered Adults A course in modern geography is now offered by the Emergency Education school. Adults and others interested in becoming familiar with changes of national boundaries since the war will be interested in this work. Plans are going forward for a class in cookery- Requests have been made for this work and it will be launched if a few more persons indicate a desire for It. After 6 p. m. dally, information . about the class may be had by calling Supt. R, B. Fisher's office. In the daytime, anyone Interested may call Mrs. Del Love at Phone 9012. The class in cookery is planned to be held ftt 6:30 p. m. on Tuesdays and 'jijursdays. No books will be heeded. Menus and diets will be stressed, -® GYM UUKNS I5OIIGER, Jan. 2(i (/I')— Fire today caused damages estimated at $1,200 in the Borger high school gymnasium. Fire Chief G. C. Knight blamed an overheated stove. - .«•» Jack Kretsinger Is recovering In Worley hospital following an operation. April 5 and G will be the dates of the District 2 Intcrscholaslic League meet in Pampa, ,it wa.s decided yesterday at a meeting of tho district committee with Supl. R. B. Fisher, director general. Eleven counties and the Pampa entries will compete in everything but the one-act play, in which the contests will be held April 12 and 13. The county meet, in which the Pampa Independent district will not compete, will be held at LeFors March 15 and 16. Tho regional meet in Canyon will be held either April 19 or 20, one day being sufficient under the new plan. Parents will pay registration fees for the participating students and will be admitted free to the various contests. The city is expected to work out a housing arrangement for the out-of-town visitors. Committecmcn or their representatives present yesterday included Supt. Fisher, H. T. Burton of Clarendon; B. O Schulkey, Borger; Odus Mitchell', Pampa; Ben Quill, Pampa; and Henry Lodcr McLean. County Supt. W. B. Weatherred also attended. It was decided to award medals and cups this year to winners. Obtaining of judges also was decided. ADMIRAL DIES BREMERTON, Wash:, Jan. 26 (/P) —A heart attack ended • today the long- and notable career of Admiral Robert E. Coontz, 70, U. S. N., retired. CHAIRMEN OF DOZEN JAY0EE COMMITTEES ARE APPOINTED Major projects! to be undertaken by the Pampa Junior chamber of commerce in 1935 will be the Pre- Centennial and Pioneer Roundup, baseball tournament, Santa Day, and a housing program. President H. L. Polley and directors met Friday night and, in a three-hour session, discussed the year's activities and named chairmen of the 12 committees. Members will be afforded an opportunity to name the committee on which they wish to serve, dur-t ing the noon luncheon Tuesday in the Schneider hotel. The members will be asked to make three selections. The board of directors will then meet and assign members to the various committee. Committee chairman were nam- ed from the body-at-large and not from the directors. A director will be assigned to each committee as tc contact 1 between the board anc the committee members. Committees and chairmen named at Friday's meeting were: Publicity, John Ketler; / Highway, J. M. Hatfleld, Civic, Dr.'John Hooper; Inter-Community Relations, Sherman White; Membership and attendance, Rev. John Mullen; Pre - Centennial and Ploneei Roundup, Archer Fulllnglm; Santa Day, J. M. Collins; Sports, A. J. Johnson; Entertainment, Al Gilllland; Speaker, W, T. Fraser; Housing, PhUip R pond. Special, Dr. p, H, ,Schulfcey. (Cniiyriirhl. 1!W5, by Tin' AHKoi'inlwl 1'rens) BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 26. (AP)—Senator Hucy Long's dictatorship rode out an armed uprising tonight as more than 100 square dealers surrendered or fled into tho woods before machine guns and rites of nation- ii.l. guardsmen. One man was wounded. A threatened battle between the) militia and anti-Long forces came as a climax to an exciting day which saw martial law declared in this parish and city by Gov. O. K. Allen, and Senator Long charging in court that antagonistic public officials plotted his death. It was only a short time after the senator abruptly ended his inquiry into the alleged conspiracy against his life when square dealers started to assemble at the airport. At first they were unarmedi but guns soon appeared. • As the anti-Long men began to form their battle line, a company of guardsmen under Col. E. P. Roy reached the airport, unslung their weapons and prepared for action. The opening forces were only about 500 yards apart. The guardsmen deployed in a line about' a quarter of a mile in length and' lying 1 flat began advancing slowly. The armed 'citizenry, carrying pistols, rifles and shotguns, backed up against the woods nearby. Guns Poised Ernest Bourgeois, president of the anti-Long Square Deal association, commanded the citizens. It looked for a short time as 'if neither side would weaken. Both forces maneuvered cautiously, their guns poised. ; Then suddenly, finding themselves outnumbered and surpassed in equipment, most of the square dealers surrendered to Col. Roy. They were disarmed, placed under technical arrest and freed. The citizen shot and wounded wa.s identified at the hospital as George Nam Allessj, 36, of Independence, La., a member of a parish police jury. Physicians said buckshot had entered his body just above the heart, in the abdomen and In the back. An emergency operation was performed. Disorder broke out at the airport tonight as guardsmen still deployed over the field. 'Spy' Beaten A hundred or more men, women and children had collected 1 See LONG, Page 6 Father Of Mrs. W. H. Davis Dies W. T. Airey, 75, father of Mrs. W. H. Davis of this city, died Friday night at his home at 57 Houston street, Mobile, Ala. Mr. Airey had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Davis arrived in Mobile to be with her father one day before his death. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning, Mr. Davis learned yesterday. Mr. Airey ' is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Davis and Mrs. E. W. Jemison, Mo-, bile, and two sons, W. B. Airey, Mo* bile, and Guy Airey, secretary of the San Antonio baseball club, San Antonio. I Saw •, • Gene Shackleton use his right as a citizen to arrest alleged law violators, and bring in two persons at the police station last night. He was driving home when he heard yelling going on. —Go To Church Today-., . • . . The Santa Fe thermometer at 4 o'clock yesterday and It was up to 82 (in the good old summer time), and the same weather gauge all II :30 o'clock last, night and jt was down to 32. —Go To Church Today-r- Joe Stribling of the La Nora scurrying, home early this morning; —much 'earlier than usual—so he could get up in time to open tlje. theaters at' one o'clock instead oj thirty minute* or an hour later, 89 h.a£ beep the,'

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