Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on January 30, 1935 · Page 1
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Pampa, Texas
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EASTMAN URGES PLAN FOR U.S. CONTROL OF ALL TRANSPORTATION FORMS Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle o THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center antpa WlDOOURMRf HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa VOL. 28. NO. 255 • (Pull (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 30, 1935. (Eight Pages Today) • PRICE FIVE CENTS Twinkles We are not In favor of personal disarmament until Louisiana proves that Senator Long doesn't have ambitions to annex Texas. Sunshine and, flowers are wonderful things. But If Old Sol expects us to raise flowers In sunny January he'll have to send us a rain now and then. City water Is too expensive to pour on posies in winter time. Will Rogers Is a smart man and a democratic one. When he was In Clarendon, lie sent his daily comment from Clarendon, and not from Amnrillo or Pampa. And he never hesitates to call Claremore, Okln.—which Isn't much of a place—his home town. All that talk about London having such worthwhile newspapers must be wrong. Three London -dallies have direct wire connections to the Hanptmnnn trial. Or is the trial story worthwhile? In all these liars' contests, the men win. We don't see the point. We believe the women are not trying 1 , and we're tempted to hold one limited to the fair ones. Musing of the moment; Colds and flu abound. Some are stricken and others are seemingly Immune. All sorts of home, patent, and doctors' remedies are tried. Those who stay well have faith in whatever potion they have used. . . . To stay well, eat a balanced ineal, avoid toxic Infections of the teeth, throat, and other parts, sleep 8 hours a day, get some outdoor exercise daily, and the little bugs will at least have a hard time getting you down. Brevitorials rpEXAS IS FIRST in size, fifth in ^population, first in natural ••"-wealthy-first^n.agriculture, first in •«rttle--TalBingr- Texas- is 45th-in per" capital appropriation for health. •Arkansas ranks 44th. Texas' per capita appropriation Is $.036. New Mexico's per capita expenditure per year is $.08. Oklahoma's is $.082. New York heads the list, with 40.3 cents. . '. . Many remarks might be made on the basis of these figures. One is that they may explain why the percentage of persons who die from Infectious and parasitic dis- seases in Texas is twice the average for ,the entire United States. Another is that, without the health work in the schools, the record would be far worse than it is. Texas is doing much of her health work in the schools, as is proper. But we doubt that she is doing enough, despite the fact that the state in 1933 spend $40,223,591.60 for education. A ND CONSIDER THIS: The live, stock sanitary commission spent $557,904.30 while the state department of health was given only $256,6?}.05. The economic loss from ill health, death, and loss of time is terrific. . . . Recent economic discussions would indicate that loss of time and incurring of debts are fortunate, tending to reduce unemployment -and increase production. But this Isn't true. Human misery can- nqt be justified on any ground. Money not spent for medicine would be spent for other things. We have no quarrel with physicians. We wish they were paid more for keeping peopole well and less for treating them after they are sick. mHOSE WHO READ previous mention of Joe Hill's doings with the Byrd Antarctic expedition may be interested in knowing that he has Just received the first mall in many months. It arrived on the Bear of Okland and there was a bushel of'it! He also received clothing mailed two months ago. En route to Dunedln, N. Z. on the trip down, someone stole his suit case and all his clothing except his Arctic outfit and the summer cloth'ing he had on his back. , . . The expedition in making preparations for the trip back to Dunedin and Boston. O UR POLITICAL PRIMER: Many little actions are done in and taken by each house of congress by unanimous consent. If there is no objection on the part of any member, then consent is granted. If a member says, however, "I object," that settle It. In many instances the granting of the request saves the passing of motions or the making of rules. Many bills are passed by unanimous consent. The theory is that if no one cares to object to a bill, certainly many would not vote against it, so it ought to be passed. Both party organizations appoint several members at each session of congress who make It their business to study bills of a -minor or private nature and be ready to object or insist on what they believe to be proper amendments before consent is granted for the bin to be considered .'In the house these groups are known unofficially as the "wrecking •crew.." In the senate it is more of a, free lance proposition with individual senators. A member may reserve the right See CQLUajN, Page 4 Rangers Stand Guard At Double-Slaying Trial Of Man WIFE'S SHOOTING IS DESCRIBED BY WITNESS FOR STATE SAN AUGUSTINE, .Inn. '<!. W) —Hangers stood guard In district court hero today as the state rested its case in the trial of Lee Parlish, accused of killing two youths in a shooting growing out of illicit whfckcy distilling. The court room was crowded but orderly, none of the tenseness which brought rangers here three weeks ago to quell an outbreak of crime being evident. The defense immediately began attack on testimony of Boss Brown, a state witness who yesterday said he was with Parrisn when Lonnle and Ewell Hooper, 15 and 19, were killed and that he saw Parrish fire two rifle shots in their direction. State witnesses yesterday told of the Hooper boys being at the home of Watt Parrish and being shot shortly after they had walked away. Brown testified he and Lee Parrish waited on horseback behind some brush until the Hoopers left and then followed them down a country road, where Parrish dismounted and followed the boys. Brown said he could hear Parrish cursing the boys and accusing th«m •ot-stealingKiiiiTbucfc" (Whiskey mash). The witness testified that Lee Parrish then leveled his 22 calibre rifle and fired twice in the boys' direction. The defense planned to try to establish an alibi for Parrish and offer testimony to shbw he and Brown rode down a road different from the one the boys followed the day of the shooting. Parrish, 28, described by the state as the "king bee moonshiner" of the sparsely settled backwoods section 15 miles northwest of here, is being tried for the slaying of Lonnie Hooper. He has been indicted on charges of slaying Ewell Hooper, but that case has no; 'oeen tried. Strike Up The Band! Birthday Balls Tonight Are Ready ® TIEN nouns IT SHE CAN'T REMEMBER WHETHER BRUNO WAS WITH HER Lamson Murder Witness, Former West Texan, Dies SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30. (/Pi- Death has claimed a witness in th£ David Lamson case with the suicide of Buford O. Brown, associate professor of journalism at Stanford university since 1923. With Mrs. Brown, the professor was one of the first to enter the Lamson home the day Mrs. Lamson was found dead in her bathtub. Their testimony was relied on by the defense in Lamson's forthcoming retrial on cliarges of murder. Brown's body was found in the family coupe at Saratoga. He had been asphyxiated by exhaust fumes. Deputy Coroner Louis Proven- said a note addressed to Mrs. Brown mentioned financial difficulties as the death motive. A week ago, Brown had made a will arranging for payment of bills and funeral arrangements. After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1908, he became connected with several Texas newspapers. At one time he was bursar of Texas Women's college at Fort Worth, where his eldest daughter Betty now is a student. In 1912 he was an instructor in the University of Texas at Austin and worked with the Plainview, Tex., Evening Herald. In 1918 he was with the Vernon, Tex., record and 1920 ho was special correspondent for the Wichita Falls Times and the Dallas News. Dick Hughes was a White Deer visitor yesterday. I Heard •. Oscar Dial, back this morning from El Paso, telling friends that El Paso considered Harry Phillips, new Harvester line coach, as the "cream of the coaching crop." He reported that Phillips' policy is to get in and show the boys how it should be done and if they are not in physical condition to "take it" —well, it is just too bad. • Residents of the Laketon community telling; of driving through fog so dense that it was almost impossible to see the radiator cap •ftus morning white coming to A social-event which is expected to make (lie recent English royal wedding seem like a garden party will embrace more than 5,600 American communities tonight, when the entire nation will celebrate President Roosevelt's fifty- third birthday anniversary with dances for the benefit of Infantile paralysis victims throughout the country. More than four million persons and every important orchestra in the country are expected to lake part. Above (center) is a typical Birthday Ball gathering, usembled under the auspices of Gov. Alt M. Landon of Kansas at Kansas City last year. Insert (upper right) shows New York social rcgisterites laying plans for the Waldorf Astoria Borthday Ball in New York City. Left to right—Laura Brown, Lucretia " Osborn, Doris Terliunei and Patricia Prime, popular members of New York's younger set. Upper left, some of the infantile paralysis victims who will benefit by the parties. The girls pictured here, hospital attaches, were stricken with 137 co-workers during their iieroic fight against the, recent epidemic in Los Angeles. Seventy cents of every dollar raised thfcj year will b'e"retained by-local communities to rehabilitate infantile paralysis victims. Thirty per cent will be turned over lo ;i Birthday Ball commission for Infantile Paralysis Research, appointed by the president, atul under the chairmanship of Col. Henry S. Dohcrty, wbo is also national cliairiiuin of the 1935 Birthday ball. GREAT GROW! EXPECTED AT Three Birthday Balls Due To Attract Hundreds of Dancers and Dollars. Dancing feet, jingling dollars, jazz orchestras will dominate the local as well as the American scene tonight as the 53rd birthday of President Roosevelt is celebrated for the humanitarian purpose of bringing relief to crippled children. The celebrants may dance to "June in January," "Blue Moon", and other favorites with, the cockles of their heart warmed by the good dead they have done, for they can reflect with satisfaction that jingling dollars which are collected at the three president's balls here tonight will be used' to bring happiness and health to crippled little OIKS. The local committee announced this morning that all ladies will be admitted free at the balls. Admission for gentlemen will be $1.50 for the three dances at the Pla- Mor, Southern Club and Schneider hotel, or $1 for the balls at the at the Southern and Pla-Mor. Claud Hipps' orchestra will be at the Schneider. Chick Talcott's orchestra will be at the Pla-Mor, and the Southern club's orcliestra See GREAT CROWD, Page 4 Gas Pipe Line Bill Urged -® BY WILLIAM A. KINNEY (Copyright, mar,, Ijy The AsHiMintoil I'rcss) FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 30. (XT') —Two witnesses—one his wife —today supported • Bruno Rich- aril Haimtm;i nn's alibi for the night Baby Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., was kidnaped and slain. Elvcrt Carlstrcm, a carpenter or Swedish extraction who said he remembered be^iise it was his birth- dny. testified h? saw Hauptmann In the Prcnx at 8:30 p. m., on March 1, 1932. Mra. Hauptmann testified her 1 (itband called for her at her place of employment that evening and went home with her around 10 p. in. "He was in front of the bakery reading a newspaper," Carlstrom, a surprise witness for the defense, said. He said he got to the Bronx bakery where Mrs. Hauptmann was •mployed March 1 about 8:20 the kidnap night. Q. Do you see anyone in the courtroom who was there? A. Mrs. Hauptmaaii, she had waited on me. Q. Did 3'ou .see an'ybodyelse? A. Yes, tl^at fellow right down there. He pointed at K'auntmann. Q. What was he doing? A. Reading a paper. Carlstrom said a man friend advised him to tell "Mi-. Reilly" but the friend told the counsel instead. Q. You do not know Hauptmann? A. No. WHentz Gets Witness Reilly turned the witness over to the state and Wilentz, his voice sharp and driving, opened the cross-examination. INSTANT OPPOSITION OF ICC STATED IN LETTER Struck by Pipe, Worker Suffers Fractured Skull Leo Theseii, employe of the Jones-Everett Machine Shop on East Frederick street, miraculously escaped death yesterday afternoon when struck by joints of pipe rolling from a truck. He was taken to Worley hospital where examination showed a fractured skull and other head injuries. Mr. Thesen was standing close! to the truck when the pipe was released. He fell under the skids when struck by the first joints of pipe. Tile rest of the pipe passed> over him and he was not pinned beneath any of the joints. Attending physicians this morning stated that the injured man had spent a fair night. They held liope for his recovery. ^ Mrs. Hank Breining of LePors spent yesterday visiting here. I West Texas: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Committee Votes Out Bill To Make Gas Lines Common Carriers in State. AUSTIN, Jan. 30. (/P)— Supporters of a bill in the Texas legislature to make gas pipe lines common carriers had won their firs t major skirmish today. The house committee on oil, gas and mining, recommended passage of the bill last night after an extended hearing in which merits of the proposal were contested hotly. It was voted out 9 to 8. While the oil committee was placing a controversial bill on the calendar of business the house conservation committee removed one disputed proposal. It killed a bill that would have prohibited payment of a commission in the sale of the unfinished Insull hydro electric project in the Colorado river to a public authority, established to complete it with aid of the public works administration. Representative Charles Tennyson of Wichita Falls urged passage of the common carrier pipe line bill to enable cities to obtain a source of supply for projected municipal distributing system. He contended it would reduce rates of domestic consumers approximately 50 per cent. Tennyson said cities could contract for a supply of ga.s from an independent producer and force the pipe line to transport it to the city gate. The bill also provides for rateable taking from a gas field ~ Sue GAS BILL, Page 8 Kidnaping Clue Found Here? Was Isador Fisch in Colorado, Summer Of 1932? Edward J. Reilly, Hauplmaan defense attorney, today told the Associated Press at Flemington, N. J. that he had not received a letter with pictures from Pampa citizens who thought they saw, in a mapshot of a Colorado t. b. patient, a likeness of Isador Fisch, former partner of Hauptinaiui in the fur business. He said he had no record of Fisch having: been in Colorado in 1933 following the kidnaping of the Lindbergh baby. Did Isador Fisch, German t. b. sufferer who died in Germany, know the truth about the Lindbergh kidnaping case and did he, while being treated for his dts- ease in Colorado in (lie .summer of 1932, unwittingly indicate the fact to a Pampa woman, a former iiurss, and others now living here? Was Fisch ever in Colorado? Was a t. b. patient treated there well informed about the case; in fact, too well informed to be innocent? The kidnaping was on March 2, 1932. It could have been a coincidence of no significance. Or it could be a "lead" of much importance. > Wast Suspicious The local woman was suspicious of her patient at the time, but had nothing concrete on which) to base any action. It was not until, a few days ago, she saw a newspaper picture of Fisch—said to be the only one in this country—that she suddenly came to the conclusion that her patient must have been Fisch or his "double." Shock as Photo Is Found She compared the newspaper picture with a snapshot in which her patient was shown. Magnified, the snapshot bore a close resemblance to Fisch, although the news photo was taken in his younger days. The snapshot was mailed to Flemington, N. J., with details, and it may or may or may not prove of interest to attorneys in the case. It was seen by a member of The NEWS staff. The Hauptmann defense attorney, Edward J. Reilly, said this morning, in answer to a query from The NEWS that he had no record of Fisch's being in Colorado, but that he had not traced all the lat- See LOCAL CLUE, Page 8 LATG NEWS WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. (fP) — Creation of an international board to divide up the world's export markets among the producing and manufacturing nations was proposed today to a senate committee by Secretary Roper. Roper was testifying 1 before the senate agricultural committee after Secretary Wallace had told it that restriction of cotton acreage in this country must continue until foreign demand for the staple increased. .«. Designation of Highway No. 88 North Sought Members of the Paxnpa Board of City Development last night decided to concentrate their efforts on steps to secure state designation of highway 88 north across the Canadian rivor. Possibility of federal designation of a north-south transcontinental highway has made action on the difficult gap imperative. Success in securing the Clarendon-Turkey road has spurred local efforts. Cooperation of Miami, Spearman, and Perryton citizens will be sought. Relief; labor might be available for work on the road. Building of a recreational park and possibly lake near the route has been suggested as a possibility. It was decided to place a sigTi at McLean, routing traffic through Pampa to Amarillo, or at least urging it. A similar sign will be placed here 1 to advertise the paved road to McLean. Another open banquet sponsored by the Board of City Development will be held next month for a discussion of Board plans for 1935. .«>Tomorrow Last Day to Pay Tax There is one more day on which to pay poll taxes. At noon today, about 1,206 persons had "bought" the right to vote. Tomorrow will be the last day. The normal voting strength in the county is about 4,500 persons whg are qualified. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. (ff^—A. vast plan to extend federal regulation to nil Important forms of transportation on land, sea and in the air was recommended to congress today by Joseph B. Eastman, federal coordinator ot transportation. A super-agency, in the form of a recreated Interstate commerce commission, would rule the nation's far-flung networks of carriers. Setting his goal as coordinated, efficient and economical transportation, Eastman urged that instead of the present ICC of 11 men, the new agency have a membership of 10 divided into five units: A finance division of three members. A railroad division of five. A motor carrier and air carrier division of three. A control board, composed of the chairman of the commission and the heads o[ the four subsidiary divisions under it. The office of coordinator of transportation would be continued and would be filled by an ICO member designated by the president. His function would be to plan improvements in the nation-wide transportation, system. Under a law proposed by Eastman, the coordinator could compel unitiflca- tion of facilities. If orders for coordination of facilities were disobeyed fines as high as $20,000 a day could be imposed. All transportation would be removed from NRA control. Dismissal wages would be given men displaced by consolidations of services. Eastman rejected the "Prince plan" of regional railroad consolidation and his own favored plan for government ownership on the ground of difficulty of accomplishment and the large national debt. He urged amendment of the bankruptcy act to facilitate railroad reorganizations. His plan met immediate opposition. Eight of the present members of the ICC, in a letter transmitting the report to congress, asserted reorganization of the eom- FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. 30. (AP) — Mrs. Bruno Richard Hauptmann—testifying to save her husband from the electric chair as the kidnaper and murder of Baby Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.,—tremulously offered an alibi to his jury today for every important date connected with the crime. The state, taking her over for cross-examination, immediately attacked her credibility on her assertion she had never used a shelf in a broom closet, and therefore had never seen the shoebox in which Hauptmann said the dead Isador Pisch gave him the $14,GOO Lindbergh ransom money found in his possession. She admitted she did use the shelf. She said Hauptmann was with, her in New York on the night of March 1, 1932, when Baby Lindbergh was stolen from his crib more than 60 miles away. She testified he was at home with her and a friend on April 2, 1932, when Dr. John P. (Jafsie) Condon said he paid Hauptmann the $50,000 futile ransome in a Bronx graveyard. She said Hauptmann spent the evening of November 26, 1933, at home. A theater cashier had testified he preferred a Lindbergh ransom note in payment for a ticket on that night. The date was prior to the time Hauptmann said Pisch gave him the shoebox with the money. Mrs. Hauptmann succeeded her husband on the stand. On her direct testimony she said she could not reach the top shelf of the broom closet and for that reason never used it. Attorney General David T. Wil- entz made her admit she kept a tin box with soap coupons on that shelf and that she often, took the See RAILROADS, Page 8 See HAUPTMANN, Page 8 County Park and Lake Proposed Mel B. Davis has been made chairman of a committee of citizens to investigate the possibility of getting federal labor-aid in construction of a Gray county recreational lake. The lake, if built, would be stocked with fish and opened to the whole community. It would be placed, very likely, In a proposed county park which also would be developed with relief labor. The park, woulcj be part of a county beautification program , 32 Harvesters Given Sweaters At Chapel Today Thirty-two Pampa high school • football players received sweaters : at chapel program this morning. ' The presentation was made by Supt. R. B. Fisher after short talks by Principal L L. Sone and Coach Odus Mitchell. Four Harvesters, Monroe Owens, Hazel Mackie, Jack Powell, and Charlie Welton, did not receive their sweaters because of incomplete work. All but nine members of the 1934 squad will be graduated this year or will be ineligible for future competition. An interesting program by the Spanish class preceded the presentation of the sweaters. Rev. Goston Foote, pastor of the First Methodist church, spoke on world peace. George Wilson, Sioux Indian baritone, rendered selections. The 23 letters and 9 reserve awards went to: . • Harvesters receiving sweaters with three stripes were Carl Smith, Bill Haner, Lloyd Hamilton, Raymond Elklns. : Harvesters given sweaters with two stripes were Freddy Mumford, Odell Walker, J. R. Green, Leon Noblett, Bill Parks, Philip Nolan, Mnyse Nash, Bill Dunaway. Harvesters awarded sweaters withl one stripe were Lester Stephenson, Edward Scott, George Nix, Charlie Johnston, Gaston Harbour, Skeet Wise, Darwood Fanning, Tom Rose, Roy Webb, W. J. Brown, Bob Drake. Reserve sweaters were given to Reece Barham, Charles Pagans, Harold Feltner, Woford Bivins, Revista Harvey, Earl Rice, Glen Eldridge, Richard Montgomery, Andrew Stewart. -Cr» Police to 'Bear Down' on Traffic Violations Here The Pampa police department has been urged by the city commission to "bear down" on traffic, violations. It was suggested that taxis arp driving too fast and that speeding; generally needs attention, J. R. McKinley, new traffic officer, ,'lg combining his new duties with, that of building inspector. I Saw * t * W. L. Brummett wondering U he'd ever meet up with J. W. drum- mett whom he has never seen but Who lives here. Sometimes the poptf office thinks they're one and the same, he says. Joe Burrow back from a trig, California where it has been raij Ing, snowing, falling, etc., antj said he didn't Juid the OalifQ wenthw he wa? huntine got ba'c£ to

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