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T fti S&fth jioftibn tottght; tues- ' fcioudy, waMttef ih north Serving Pampa and Northmdtm Panhandle Official City of "Afcfrit 6, I9(jf Fastest Texaft—PanhAftdle Ofl And Wheat Ceiteie 20. NO, (Pull "AP" teased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1935 10 PAGES TODAY (PRICES FIVE GEJfltS), OTHER WRITERS TOM BEASLEY in Big Spring Herald—Jo-Jo White is getting a wrlhkled brow. For the life of him, he,cati't figure out why entertainment committees insist on serving chicken at banquets. He attended one recently. "And I was hungry," he Said. "But when I saw that chicken a comin' I wish with all my body. I'd went and eat some hamburgers 'afore I came to the banquet. Nobody can get any good out of .chicken with a knife and .fork. it's a two-fisted attack that makes It good." MACK STANTON in Olovls News Journal— 1 met a fellow by the name of Prank Curry the other day. H farms nine miles southeast of Olovls, He came here in 1905. He has farmed every year since. He says he never has had a crop fail, we in all those years.. He amended that slightly by saying that he came .nearer to it last year 'than ever before. But his crops are, fine this year. "Sub-marginal lands." "Dustbowl." Just to get ten cents per- acre soil erosion! Certainly a fine bunch of "constructive" hooey, now, wasn't it? THE LITTLE ARGUS "In Carlsbad Current- Argus^-Vltamin E has just been. found. So long as they have letters in the alphabet, so long as the government doesn't use them . all up, we'll probably have more vitamins. Vitamin .E is found 1 chiefly In whole wheat bread, scientists say. It's 'quantities are such that bakeries can advertise, eat more whole wheat bread 'and grow hair on your chest." Prom all indications, the old Cavemen must have had Vitamin E plus. ' HAROLD -V. RATLIFF in Cleburne Times Review— Too many folks think every dime they drop in , the "collection plate at church is payment on a harp in heaven; JOHN L. M'CARTY in Dalhart Texan — The Dalhart Wolves look pretty impressive in their football togs. Is'n't it surprising how. a young rhan who doesn't look so hefty in civilian clothes, will look like a giant when 'he is togged out in a gridiron suit? HOMER STEEN in ?loydada Hesperian— The date of the first frost, with thousands of acres of late cotton and late feed in the fields is the most important date in the fall calendar for farmers and business men in this part of the world. The earliest frost ever known was a few days before Christmas. An October 9 .frost would cost the country a lot of money but a frost at the end of that month wouldn't be so bad. September Cotton Crop Estimate Is 309,000Bales Under August's • • • • • • i • • i • • LONB TAKES TURN FOR WORSE DAMAGE DUE LARGELY TO DRY WEATHER AND INSECTS THE APOSTLE in Donley County Leader—Down near Red Top in , Dickens county, women are making buttons out of mesquite roots. JMrs: Harrel,' we are informed, dug* 1 the "roots, sawed them out in chunks and 'did the carving herself. Each button"showed two shades, the only trimming needed on the linen crash dress. Not to be outdone, Jim Daniel of the same neighborhood, sawed out a bunch of buttons from Walnut roots using such colors as would harmonize with his wife's pink .lace dress. Dickens county may be rough topographically, but not socially. FRED L. WILLIAMS in Clarendon News—In spite of wars and rumors of wars some folks keep on playing golf, and that's a happy fact, If It were not for folks who keep on.playing while other folks fight, this would be a hard world. J, M. NOBLE In Canadian Record —rThere . Is nothing monotonous •about the scenery around Canadian. We go up one hill and down into a valley. We have some low spots, but many high ones. We surely live in Canadian, mostly on the heights. .T, A; LANDERS in McLean News ^-McLean may well be proud of the highway entrance parks, in that they did not cost the taxpayers anything and at the same time furnished a project for workers that was "badly needed at the Mine. Of course, the Lions club was out some money but this was gladly given. C. G. MILLER In Wheeler Times —It Is generally true that we best serve our own Interests when we serve those of the citizens of our community, the business firms and •"the Individuals with whpm we deal fend who have common Interests with us. Homemade dollars; have the delightful habit of circulating more speedily in the locality when they know their way 'round. Here In o,ne of the quietest week-ends In months, negroes caused most .of the dlfrturhftnees which requires at- tentaofp OH nty officers. T.»B,Negroes were held for 5 - ••- and another; WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. (/P)— An 11,489,000-bale cotton crop this year was predicted today by the department of agriculture, reprcnentlnp a reduction of 309,000 bales from the estimate a month ago. The department said the drop was due largely to insect damage and continued fry weather. Most of the reduction was predicted for Texas, where the forecast was 384,000 bales less than a month ago. A deadline of 59,000 bales was shown for Oklahoma, only moderate changes were indicated for other states. Declining to comment for publication, high farm officials apparently were pleased with the indicated smaller crop. The price dropped somewhat when' the August 1 estimate exceeded most private reports by several hundred thousand bales. The Bankhead allotment for the nation this year is 10,500,000 bales. Producers must pay B ginning tax of six cents a pound on all cotton ginned in, excess of the Bankhead crop-production control allotments. The Indicated -crop this year is 1,853,000 bales more than the 1934 production. However, it is 3,177,000 bales less than the average production in the five year period, 19281032. A month ago a crop of 11,798,000 bales was Indicated. Last year's production was 9,636,559 bales and the 1933 crop totaled 13,047,262 bales. Glnnings of this year's crop to September 1 was • reported by the census bureau as 1,132,739 running bales, counting round as half bales. To that t'ate last year .ginnings were 1,402,845 and two years ago 1,396,139 bales. The condition of the crop Sept. 1 was 64.5 per cent of normal, compared with 73.6 a month ago, 53.8 a year ago, and 59.2, the 1924-33 average. Indicated yield per acre is 192.0 pounds, compared with 198.3 a month ago, 170.9 a year ago and 177.1, the 1924-33 average. The indicated abandonment of acreage after July 1 was reported as 1.8 per cent, compared with 2.4 per cent, the 1925-34 average. Coten in cultivation July 1 was 29,166,000 acres, and the area remaining September 1 for harvest is 28,652,000 acres. The area picked last year was 26,987,000 acres. Sain Drenches Most of Texas (By The Associated Press.) Rains drenched most of Texas over the week-end, providing mois- ;ure badly needed in many sections. Tyler, with a rose festival impending, was jublllant over the 3;72 inches of rain which fell there East Texas rose gardens and crops in general were benefitted greatly. Hard rains in the Palestine area continued today, amounting to more than 2.5 inches. A few points reported open cotton slightly damaged by the rain including Corsicana, where precipitation totalled 3.72 inches. At San Angelo, rainfall was only .22 of an inch but the fall was much heavier to the south and southeast Devil's rivjpr and the Llano both were on big rises and traffic in some places' was halted. Lubbock had .08 of an inch rain AmarUlo .48, Austin .68, and Sherman 1.42. Plainvlew reported rainfall spotted the south plains. It amounted to .38 of aii inch at Plainvlew, . *. —" * Mrs. Olint Spivey was admittec to 'Pampa-Jarratt hospital this rnorhlng, ' I Heard. • V, K, Fathejree telling .one on him self this morning, Jt was too good to keep, he deeded. Mr. and Mrs Fatheree drove to, AsnarlUo yester day, taking the company Jight coach Instead of their large car. Mi Fatheree was unable ta get mor (;han 50 miles out or the car unti rachlng White Oeer, when he founc that he was driving in second gear Doheny Dies EDWARD L. DOIIENV EDWARD DOHENY OF HARDING ERA SCANDALS DIES He Was Key Figure In Teapot Dome Probe LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (/P)—Edward L. Doheny, muti-millionaire mldas of the oil Industry, is dead. The 69-year-old ruler of an oil empire which once, spread over por- Jons of the entire western hemisphere, died at his Beverly Hills ;ownhouse last night. A chronic invalid for many months, his death was the result of a complication of ailments accentuated by his advanced age.. As a man who left a fortune in excess of $100,000,000, and whose philanthropies rolled into the hundreds of thousands, Dohney was one of the most picturesque figures n the history of oil. Members of the immediate Doheny family—his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Leigh Battson, and his five grandchildren—were at the bedside when the end came. While virtualy in retirement, Doheny was president of the Petroleum Securities corporation, his major holding, at the time of his death. The story of Doheny is studded with peak accomplishments and not a few marked disappointments. He wen fame as the discoverer of vast oil resources, and notoriety as one of the key figures in oil reserve See DOHENY, Page 3 mm SIR EARLY OFFENSIVE ON ETHIOPIA SEEN BY EMPEROR ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 9. (/P)— An Ethiopian government com- munique today said "Telegrams from the northern frontier show that the Italians arc making- Important troop movements on the Ethiopian and Eriircan frontier, indicating an early offensive atrainKt Ethiopia." Emperor Haile Selassie, it was learned on the highest authority today, has instructed the Ethiopian delegation at Geneva to reject outright all solutions thus far proposed bv the powers for the settlement of the Italo-Ethiopian conflict. . These formulas Include a trl-par- tite mandate over Ethiopia, as suggested by France, with League of Nations guaranteeing Ethiopia's independence and territorial integrity; Prance's proposal for an Italian protectorate similar to that of the British in Iraq, and an international police force similar to the one that occupied the Saar before its restoration to Germany. The emperor made it clear to the delegates that Ethiopia will go down fighting rather than accept any of the conditions now proposed, even if the league is dragged down with it. The emperor's decision followed a consultation with his "brain trust," including Everett Andrews Colson, his American financial adviser, who urged him to maintain an iron front against the various peace schemes emanating from Geneva. ROME, Sept. 8. (/P) — Premier Mussolini's assurances in two terse speeches—that "the Italian people want peace provided it is accompanied by justice" and "we shall march straight on"—today were regarded as further indication that Italy would adhere to its policy regarding Ethiopia. II Duce's first declaration was made to an international convention of former service, men from many countries, including the United States. His second was to 40,000 fascist youths. Informed circles pointed out that the premier's demand for "peace and justice" reinforces Italy's oft repeated declaration that justice in East Africa means for the nation opportunity, for its population to expand and protection for its economic interests already established in Eritrea and Somaliland. See ITALY, Page 6 Grows Weaker After Shooting At the left is a photograph of Senator Huey P. Long, seriously wounded by the son of a political foe in the state capital in Baton Rouge last night, and at the right is a picture of the senator engaged In his favorite pastime—lambasting President Roosevelt. Story Of Attempt To Kill Huey Long Told At Inquest SE10RS ENROL ON OPENING DAY OF SCHOOL; SOPHOMORES TUESDAY Thug Accused Of 8 Killings Hangs Himself In Cell Double-cross Victim Ends This 1 Life ., Of Hell 1 NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (ff)—Anthony Cugino, Philadelphia gangster known as Tony the Stinger and accused of eight killings, hanged himself in his cell shortly before midnight to "end this life of hell." A suicide note left for his pretty wife, prances, tended to confirm a rumor that his arrest was brought about by « tip from a girl he jilted. "P. S. Forgive Sally," was the end of the note on which he signed himself "Jim." Cugino had been questioned for 15 hours. He denied seven of the slaylngs of which he was accused, but admitted the killing of Patrolman Charles Stockberger in a payroll holdup of rf Philadelphia glove factory on July 14, 1933. Cugino was reputed to be the real leader of the tri-state gang ostensibly led by Robert Mais and Walter Legenza, both of whpm have been electrocuted. ' He was accused along with Salvatore Serpa; of killing Edward Wallace and John £ukowsky, associates in the Philadelphia payroll robbery, to avoid betrayal. Wallape and Zukowsky, taken for a ride, were left for dead 13 miles out of Oamden, N. J. Zukowsky recovered consciousness, hailed & --'- i --'- l t and was tftHen to a hos- Therst he- begged detectives tq a rooming house ar J Inch Rain Falls In Pampa Section Rainfall amounting to .67 of an inch in Pampa and varying amounts in nearby communities fell yesterday afterpoon. • North of the city the downpour was noticeably greater. Visibility was zero-zero for the duration of the heaviest fall. About three-quarters of an Jnch fell east and south of the city. McLean received only a good shower. Wheat planting was temporarily halted. With the rain came a cool wind which changed to the north and resembled a norther until near noon today. The dawn was cloudless. School re-opened today with the evident approval of the students. Seniors registered this morning and" juniors this afternoon in the high' school. Sophomores will enrol tomorrow morning. Town pupils reported to the ward schools this morning, with bus pupils not scheduled to arrive until this afternoon. Junior high school was registering its students under the direction of Principal R. A. Selby. Saturday, 23 students registered. For most of the students,' school means rising interest in the many activities,, including football. The vacation waned in appeal as vacation trips were completed and the usual holiday activities became monotonous. There appeared to be a desire, among high school students, to pick studies likely to be of value in later life. Talk of signing for 'snap" courses was seldom heard. Ward schools will being a regular routine tomorrow, although several days will be required to place all pupils, issue books, assign duties, and prepare records. Beginning tomorrow, school 'buses will arrive at 8:30 a. m. and leave at 4:10 p. m. Seventeen buses, are necessary. Two are new vehicles of 75 seating capacity. Old buses were traded in on these. The buses, drivers, and routes are as follows: 1. Weldon Stewart, east run to Heaton. 2. Bill Green, north run by Operators camp. 3. Pete Cole, Hoover run. 4. Prank 'Hollis, Maness run, northwest. Cameramen Caught Taking Picture* Are Ordered BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 9. (IP) —State highway police were ordered today by their commander, Ool, E. p. Roy, to shoot down any photographer paught making pictures ill or around the state C8Rltpl.br hospital, where Huey Long la f jght- ing for his life against an. attempted assassination. •All persons 5. Sam Kieth, the Taylor-McKamy run north. G. Dick Benton, east run by the Bill Benton place. 7. Bill Jarvis, northea'st run by the Gulf camp. 8. Emmitt Osborne, south run by the Osborne farm. 9. Floyd Young, Morten run. 10. Joe Brown, West route by Burleson farm. 11. 'Chas. Morris, Kingsmlll and Cabot route. 12. Carl Smith, run by Kingsmlll to Empire plant. 13. Emory Noblitt, Wilcox run. 14. Roy Kretzmeier, north run by Western Carbon company. 15. Carl Baer, route by W. H. Harrah farm. 18. Joe Sheltbn, south oil field. 17. Albert Baer, by north Phillips gasoline plant. Figures on enrolments will not be available .before tomorrow. Increases were expected at all schools. Long Wonders Why Doctor Shot Him BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 0. (/P) —Senator Huey P. Long, gravely wounded by an assassin, had only this remark as he was being carried to the hospital last night: "I wonder why he shot me." Aides who assisted Long into an automobile said he made the brief comment after entering the car and remained silent, holding his hand against the bullet holes in his side, enroute to the hospital. PULSE BEATS QUICKER AND CONCERN IS FELT Witness Talks With Long After He Was Wounded BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 9 W) —Tho dramatic story of the attempt to assassinate Senator Huey P. Long in the $5,000,000 statehouse and the killinfr of his as- ssailant, Dr. Carl A. Weiss was related today by eye witnesses at a coroner's inquest. The coroner stated that an examination of Dr. Weiss' body showed that it had 30 bullet holes in the front and 29 in the back, and two in the head. C. E. Prnmpton, statistician foi the state attorney general's office and a reporter for the New Orleans Item Tribune, told how ho emerged from an office after hearing a shot and saw the senator walking down the corridor, clasping his side. He said he saw Murphy Roden, one of Long's bodyguards, and Dr. Weiss struggling. Then he told how Weiss was killed. John D'Armond, who was near the shooting, was the second witness called. After he had given testimony the inquest was continued. Personal possessions taken from the body of Dr. Weiss included a .32 caliber pistol bearing serial number 219-436, a pocket knife, a medical society card, one discharged cartridge shell, .seven pistol cartridges, some keys and a fountain pen Frampton, the first witness, under questioning by Hie district attorney, said: "Immediately preceding the shooting I talked with Senator Long and then went to the governor's office and telephoned my office In New See WITNESS, Page 0 British Grip Guns As Italy Makes Overtures To Hitler By JOSEPH E. SHARKEV Associated Press Foreign Staff GENEVA, Sept. 9. (XP)—A German spokesman said tonight that Reichs-Fuehrer Hitler doubtless will raise the issue of Germany's heed for colonies before the Reich officially quits the League of Nations Oct. 14. This announcement was made shortly after an Italian spokesman said that Italy would not assure the league committee that she will do nothing to complicate the Italo- Ethiopian situation. premier Mussolini repeatedly has stated that Italy needs to expand her colonies, J&lohsfuehrer iptler frequently has' referred with sorrow to Qenn&ny'p Joss pf hey colonial possessions u.n,der th,e Versailles •* * * * f- f,\ Ci^« that Italy already has announced she must maintain complete liberty of action concerning Ethiopia and that, consequently, Italy does not wish to make a promise which cir^ cumstances beyond her control may make it impossible for her to keep, This statement was oiade after the committee in question—the Italq-Ethiopian sub-committee—held an afternoon session at which a program of work as decided upon. By ROGER D. GREENJ? Associated Press Foreign Staff LONDON;, sept. 9 CAP)—Auttv orit&tlve sources today confirmed the belief that Great Britain has concentrate^ W* prepared, hey MedAtwan^w «Wi home fleets fps any eyentwapy, TMs qfijwni$ten. came rtpse b.e-» ercises in south Sicily and as the conviction increased in official quarters that Premier Mussolini would not forego military action in Ethiopia regardless of what happens at Ganeva. Great Britain, since the king's jujbilee review in mid-July at Portsmouth^ has acted in a series of naval, troop and aviation movements to bring her Mediterranean defenses to fighting strength. Movements regarded as significant have brought a great gathering of war ships around the entrances to thp Suez canal/ the reorganization of the defenses of the Isle of Malta, and the concentration at PQjrflano: of utw&jd. of <$ ghlps o? #v» UW* ttonw fleet, equjpped. y a (CopyrfKhl, 1035, by The Annoclatcil Press.) BATON ROUGE, La., sept. » —With a political empire In Louisiana hanging- in the balance, Senator Hucy P. Long; lost strength today in his fight to recover from an abdominal bullet wound Inflicted last night Sn the state capital by a son-in-law of one of long's opponents. Attending physicians kept their silence. A bulletin from the senator's hospital room was overdue. But over the Our Lady of the Lake hospital general concern was felt. Reliable reports from the hospital said the senator was passing blood, that his pulse was quickening and that a second' blood transfusion was given. Callers left his hospital quarters with grave faces. As the senator fought to gain strength, the house of representa-" lives—in a special session opened Saturday night under Long's personal direction—rushed through passage the bills aimed to strengthen, his "dictatorship," and a coroner's jury heard the dramatic story of the attempt on his life. One of the first actions, a "gerrymandering" bill, was aimed at Dr. Weiss' father-in-law, Judge B. H. Pavy, of Poedlusas, a political foe of Senator Long. By a vote of 73 to 14, the house of representatives passed a measure —drawn up several days ago—which shifts the district in Judge Favy.'s jurisdiction and threatens' his reelection. The bill places St. Landry parish, where Judge Pavy has always en-' rolled a large bloc of anti-Long • votes, in the same district with Lafayette, Arcadia and Vermillion— parishes controlled by Long. Previously, the physician's mother, Mrs. C. A. Weiss Sr., when Informed of her son's death, said: "When he did a thing like .that he must have known he would he. Wiled instantly. But they (the bodyguards) didn't have to kill him in the way they did. They didn't have to kill him at all. "The only thing I am grateful for in this terrible thing is this: Thank God, Senator Long was not killed. I thank God for that. My boy is dead but I would never want him to have that on his soul." Dr. Thomas Bird, the coroner, said Weiss body was found to have 30 jullet holes in the front and 29 in ,he back; two in the head, one pene- ;rating the left eye and the other ;he tip of the nose. Two bullets were recovered from ;he body. Peritonitis is the dread of the physicians attending Long. • They believe the crisis will be reachd ay Thursday. It is up to the senator's cpnsti* tution whether he dies or lives to build further the political emptto he has created in the south. In thei senator's favor are the careful habits of the past year. He has watched his diet, reduced his weight and was in excellent physical condition. (Copyright, 1985, by The Associated Press.)' BATON ROUGE, La.. Sept. 9.— Senator Huey P. Long, seriously wounded by a political foe after a, session of the special legislature called to further strengthen WS "dictatorship" over Louisiana, was resting satisfactorily today in a Baton Rouge hospital. The assailant, 30-year-old.. Dr. C. A. Weiss, Jr., of Baton Rouge, was shot to death by Long's bodyguards immediately after firing at the senator last night. While attending physicians said "no Important information will be available for about 72 hours," the hospital reported the senator wasp gaining strength after a blood transfusion and operation. While the senator fought against! death, the state capital was in q furore. Details of state police, from See LONG, Pa$e 6 I Saw • 9 1 Soren (Junior) Jensen, 1? old, one of this corner^ S.loan "mob," and barely recogm>e4 he was'so dressed up In, fels $ gp-tp-njeeting clothes. ' that he enrolled, morning awj wgu "tomorrow «JMJ the nest '

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