Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 16, 1937 · Page 1
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Pampa, Texas
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THE WEATHER WEST ffi&AS: ateEfeALl/!f PAIR 5W*ttGttt; AJffJ SAlURDAY; COOLER itf' ttdRTH A*rb WEST PoRfioNS SATURDAY AND IN THE PANHAN- LATE TONIGHT. mttpa Daflg A Dependable Institution Setving Pampa and the Northeastern Panhandle TUNE IN THE HIGH FXDELi'fY VOIOT THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS AT TOP O* TEXAS, COVERiNa *Hl PAff* HANDLE DAILY FROM SUNRiSB TO SUNSET. (1310 KILOCYCLES). (VOL. 31. NO. 10) J -~ —- • -• - .' • - • Full AP Leased Wire PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 16, 1937. 14 PAGES TODAY . (PRICE FIVE CENTS) SENATE KILLS ONE BILL TO TAX OIL GAS BASQUES ROUTED BY REBELS IN DRIVE ON BILBAO (Hy The AsBodutcH Press) Merchant ships flying the United States flag will be forced to submit to examination In Spanish waters, officials of the neutrality committee disclosed today. American ships will have to prove their papers are In order but they will not be searched. The Inspection will guard against ships of other nations masquerading under the Stars and Strapes to slip past the international blockade with contraband cargoes. The blockade, to enforce the "hands off Spain" committee's embargo against further foreign arms and men has been ordered to start at midnight of next Monday, April 19. It will be composed of British, French, German and Italian war Vessels. Merchant shipping destined for Spanish ports under flags of the 27 nations on the committee will be subjected to rigid controls. Rules for United States shipping will apply to all non-member nations. The civil war front shifted back to the Bay of Biscay where insurgent forces under General Emillo Mola moved up for a supreme push against famished Bilbao, capital of the autonomous Basque .province. The attacking army regained the heights of Mount Saibi in a rout of government forces whose losses in a panic-stricken retreat were estimated at from 700 to 1,000 of an army of 5,000. Possession of the mountain peak in the barrier range south of Bilbao gave the insurgents consolidated positions only five miles from the gateway'city of Basque 'plains, DUr- ango, Itself only 16 miles southeast of Bilbao. At Madrid, government artillery repelled two desperate Insurgent attempts to repair the Manzanares river bridge which links the Casa de Campo park, on Madrid's west side, with 3,000 isolated insurgents in University City. Government aviation communiques reported far flung activity, disrupting; rebel troop movements towarc Madrid from the northwest, at Vil- ladoUd,,and from the northeast at Jadraque. Both forays were said to , have caused heavy damage to rails. coaches and equipment of railroads In insurgent possession. Other fronts: North: More than a score were injured when red-and-yellow insurgent planes bombed Culera, just below the f -French border on the Mediter- ranian. South: Insurgents reported a decisive defeat of government troops west of the Penarroya coal mines in fighting for control of the Sierra LaGrana range on the Cordoba front. The Madrid government, reporting the;:battle a victory, said its forces occupied the heights above Pen- arroya and, completely dominating the.Sierra LaGrana range, encircled the'insurgent-held city of Fuente- ovejuna. JUDGE WILLIS TALKS Borger Road Will Be Urged By Delegation A group of Pampa residents will be in Austin Monday to attend a hearing set by the Texas Highway Commission on requested projects from 35 county groups. Citizens of Borger, Dumas and maybe other towns will also make the trip to join Pampa in urging quick action of construction work on Highway 209 between Pampa and Borger and state designation of the road between Stinnett and Dumas. Pampa's delegation had not been completed this morning. AUSTIN, April 16 (/PH- The Highway Commission today had set hearings April 10 on requested projects from 35 county groups. They Include: Carson, Gray, Hutchlnson and Moore — Highway 209 construction from Pampa to Borger and designation from Stinnett to Dumas. Jefferson — Base of approaches to Neches river bridge. Taylor— Highways 153 and 36 improvements. Grayson — Highway 160 surfacing from Denison to Bells. Lamar, Franklin and Red River- Highway 37 construction from Hag- ensport to Bogata and designation from Miner to Sulphur Springs. Grayson — Highway 14 construction. A delegation of 22 Pampans went to Amarlllo yesterday where they presented a program at the regular weekly luncheon of the recently- organized San Jacinto club. Judge Newton P. Willis, of Pampa, made the principal speech and presented the San Jacinto members with a memento of the occasion. W, V. Jarratt, chairman of the Pamjpa -club's inter-club relations committee, was in charge of the affair, and the program was arranged by Guy McTaggart. Entertainment was furnished by the three Appje Sisters of Nacogdgches. Following the luncheon the Pampa club's golf team dropped a match to San Jacinto, playing over the Amarillo Country club course. I Heard • • John Peafce. just back from Tulsa whe^e he saw the New York Yankees 8,n<ifyhe Tulsa Oilers play tt»e other dayriteUing about the only Jacket In tjve yplsa 'dugout bearing the famii- tar •.Jftoacl Jiunner emblem of the Pampa-Panciger Road Runners of recent years. John said the day was cold and that every time a pitcher came from the mound or got on base; he borrowed Dallas Patton's Roj«j gunner Jacket. The crow* in the stands started, asteg where the Jacket came from and John admitted that'he wasn't a bit backward in spreading the information that i* was from PftWpja, Texas, AUSTIN, April 11. (IP)— Rep. B. F. Cathey of Quitman, chairman of a legislative committee appointed to investigate asserted violations of the anti-nepotism law, said today he was warned last night by a mysterious telephone caller to "go easy" on. the inquiry. Cathey said the man telephoned him in his hotel room about midnight, asserting he was a negro porter. "I am not going easy on the investigation," Cathey said. "I have evidence that ought to send somebody to the penitentiary and we are going to the bottom of the matter." The inquiry will get under way probably next week. Cathey said he told his caller to come to his room but the latter said that because he was a negro he could not comply with the request. "So I told him to wait until I could go down to him," Cathey said. "The man said he was calling from a nearby cafe. When I had dressed and reached the cafe, however, I could not find him." . Other members of the committee are Max W. Boyer of Perryton, Eugene Worley of Shamrock, H. T. Brown of Jacksonville, Penrose Metcalfe of San Angelo and J. Bryan Bradbury of Abilene. Cathey said the capitol was "honey-combed" with violators of the anti-nepotism law, which forbids employment by department heads of relatives within the third degree. TELL YOUTH -KILLED CHILDRESS, April 16. (/P) — Wayne J, Calloway, 22, died today of injuries received yesterday when his automobile overturned. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W!. J. Calloway of the Tell community, southwest of Childress. SCHOOL TO BE LET THIS E«E CATHOLICS TO BUILD $20,000 SCHOOL IN CITY Bids for construction of a paro chial school, to be constructed by the Holy Souls church of Pampa will be opened at the parsonage a 7 o'clock tonight by a committee o 15 members. At noon today bids had been re< ceived from six Pampa firms and two from Amarlllo. The firm o Townes & Funk or Amarillo dre\\ the plans, which called for a four room brick building with office am auditorium. The building will be erected at th corner of West Browning and Nortl West street, the site of the forme C. T. Hunkapillar home, which wil be moved. It is estimated that the building will cost in the neighborhood o $20,000. ^ Rebel Swimmers Dodge Bullets MADRID, April 16 ((P)— Insurgen swimmers paddled across the darkened Manzanares river with government bullets spattering around them early today in a vain attempt to carry supplies to 3,000 marooned comrades in the University City battle zone. Officers at Madrid's defense junta headquarters told of the unsuccessful effort to break the siege after government guns had disrupted two insurgent attempts to repair the wooden bridge between the insurgent-held Casa de Campo and the northwestern suburban sector of University City. Muffled splashes first caught the attention of government lookouts as the swimmers plunged into the murky waters. Machine gunners on the opposite bank loosed a stream of lead into the river. The cries of wounded insurgents and loud splashes mingled as they struggled back to their territory. ^ Fire Breaks Out Above Drug Store Fire of undetermined origin broke out in an apartment above Fatheree Drug No. 3 at LeFors last night and about 11:15 o'clock one of the Pampa fire department trucks was sent to LeFors as a precautionary measure. The blaze was under control when the truck arrived, A bucket brigade worked heroically to smother the blaze which had spread along a wall and into a closet. Damage was slight. The apartment was occupied by Lome Darnell, manager of the store. News Page Propaganda Flayed By H. L. Mencken WASHINGTON, April 16 (/P) — Fellow newspapermen advised mem- aers of the American Society of Newspaper Editors today to seek Balance and virility in their columns to preserve public confidence. "Some entities of freedom of the press are in the press itself," said 3eorge Fort Milton, editor of the Chattanooga News, in a prepared address. 'These are the men who ignore the public trusteeship on their institution, who give only one side of the picture, who deal in half-truths or whole lies, whether about government, political parties, labor and capital, or about the poor helpless individual caught In the hideous glare of some news event. "Such men put weapons in the hands of those who would end freedom of the press." Suggestions for more effective editorial writing were made by H. L. Mencken of the Baltimore Evening 3un and Kdson K. Bixby of the Springfield, Mo., News-Leader. President RooseveJt received the 200 editors at the White House last night for an informal, off-the-record interview. An opportunity for discussion of federal reserve hoard policies in a similar frank vein was provided today at a luncheon to be addressed in private by the board Chairman, Marririer S. Icpies. Mencken, in his prepared telfc, advocated signed instead of anonymous editorials and specialization by editorial writers to rejuvenate the editorial page. The masses probably would not read and heed, he said, because "they are shy of logic and can be reached only by appeals to their feelings." Mencken pictured newspapers as being swept from a balanced presentation of the news by a flood of propaganda. "They will not be printing the true news until they show what is behind every effort to corrupt it," he said. Bixby called the last election a "demonstration of the futility of newspaper editorials." "No doubt the radio contributed greatly to Mr. Roosevelt's unprecedented majority," he said. "In its own manner it reacted against all the editorials in the press had said. "The press, if it be honest, has only logic and common sense upon which to predicate its appeal. The radio opens the door to showmanship. The demagogue may become a more successful charlatan. The sage, knowing nothing of oratory or presence, becomes a dolt before the microphone," "I have no fear but (hat the press, true to its traditions." he said, "will so conduct itself that it shall retain ife rightful piftpe in jjj Harvester Band To Be No. 1 Host at Contests Above Is shown a picture of the Pampa high school band which will compete in the band contests here next week-end. More than 1,300 musicians will throng the city for the two-day meeting of the association. Residents are urged to offer rooms to the visiting students. An embarrassing shortage of accommodations Is in prospect unless Pampans throw their homes open to the students. Those with rooms for rent are asked to inform Mrs. John B. Hcsscy, school officials, etc. Members of the school band are as follows: 1st row—left to right— Robert Kllgore, J. I. Howard, Junior Barrett, John King, Jay Plank, Arlene Saunders, Bert Simmons, Beryl Tignor, Margaret Tigiior, Jesse Hamilton. 2nd row —Dwlght Bobbltt, Vernon Casey, Mary Lynn Schoolficld, Jimmy Hamill, Betty Jo Anderson, Billy Scott, A. C. Cox, Jr.; Douglas Stark, BUI Jones, Rose LaNcll Williams, Helen Draper, Mildred Martin, JeaneUe Cole, Donna Jo Berry. 3rd row — Clara Marie Kartell, Dale WlUingham, aMrgic Coffey, Mary Walton, Ella Faye Young, Leon Holmes, Arvo Goddard, Paul Luttrell, Joe Williamson, Joe Nelson, Roy McNett, J. Lee Jarvls, George Saunders, Jack Hesscy, Jack Allison. Standing— Noble Lane, Kecton Rhoadcs, Tommy Bicknell, Louclla Saunders, Vernon Van Bibber, Winston Savage, director. Premier Bars H. Martin From Peace Conference m c P ROME, April 16 (/P)—The Italian cabinet today decreed sweeping measures to promote an increase in the Italian birthrate, including the authorization or marriage loans of $50 and $150 to induce couples to wed. To be eligible for the loan, each member of an engaged pair must be under 26 years of age. Repayment must begin within a year after marriage if no children have been born. The cabinet decree, provided also for converting the loan Into a gift jroprtionate to the number of chil- Iren born to the state-sponsored families, through reduction by 10 per cent after the registration of each birth. Virtually the entire program presented by Premier Mussolini to the •ecent meeting of the fascist grand council was adopted by the cabinet. An annual state contribution of 125,000 was ordered for the maintenance of a fascist union of big fami- ies which will be similar to the union of ex-servicemen and will assist its members to find employment and solve their personal problems. A variety of tax laws were passed, without mention of the amounts in- 'olved;, to induce marriage and propagation of large families. In iach case exemptions were allowed to heads of families In direct ratio x> the number of their children. For the benefit of army officers, he long-standing rule that their wives must bring a dowry with them was abolished. The cabinet also approved decrees >rovlding for "family salaries" in accordance with the grand council's irogram of higher wages for the leads of large families, FLYING STEEL INJURES fflPlOTEOF PHILLIPS W. H. "Bill" Morrow, employe of lie Phillips Petroleum company, asoline division, was critically inured this morning when struck on he head by a piece of flying steel. Attending physicians, in a bulletin ssued at noon, said that one side of Is head was terribly crushed and hat he had received a bad skull racture, a broken nose and lost one ye. Mr. Morrow was employed In the ngine room at the Phillips Pampa lant. Details of the accident could lot be learned. (By The Associated Press) President Roosevelt again declined to discuss sit-down strikes today, while Premier Hepburn of Ontario reiterated his determination to handle the Canadian General Motors strike independently of the Dominion government and in defiance of the Committee for Industrial Organization. Deputies escorting non-strikers Into the Holabird Co. factory were showered with a barrage of eggs from pickets in Bryan Ohio. Four strikers were arrested withoui charge. A strike of seamen and wireless operators which threatened to handicap ships communication systems was settled in New York last night but the International seaman's union announced at Norfolk, Va., that two ships would be held in port unless demands for higher wages were met ®_ NEWS on Sale at Amarillo Stands The Pampa Daily NEWS, beginning today, went on sale at leading hotels and newstands In Amarillo. The arrangements were made to accommodate Pampans visiting in the neighboring city and who wish to obtain a copy of their home town paper. TORONTO, Ont., April 16 (IF)— Premier Mitchell Hepburn of Ontario today served notice thai the United Automobile Workers, "nor any other hireling of John L. Lewis," would be admitted to a proposed General Motors strike peace conference in his office. Hepburn, blunt spoken foe of Lewis' Committee for Industrial Organization, made this statement to newspapermen just as the General Motors strikers in Oshawa, 32 miles east of here, greeted Martin with a parade. Hepburn called the new peace conference last night after Martin and General Motors officials in Detroit announced that the Oshawa strike, involving 3,700 workers, would have to be settled in Canada. Today's conference originally was slated for 11 a. m., but Hepburn, arriving at the Parliament building in Queen's Park at 10.45, told reporters the meeting would be delayed pending the action of union stewards in Oshawa on his invitation. Hepburn chuckled at what he said was a police report that "only" 750 (See NO. 1, Page 3) Solicitors Not Members of Army, Says La'mbrecht Capt. Herman G. Lambrecht, head of the Salvation Army post here, In a statement today said that the solicitors who made a tambourine solicitation in Pampa yesterday were in no way connected with the Salvation Army. "In quite a few instances," Capt. Lambrecht said, "the socilictorS stated they were representing the Salvation Army. That is not true. "The couple in question wore uniforms that were similar to the Salvation Army uniform, but they did not have the proper insignia of the Army." Captain Lambrecht said he wished to emphasize again that there are no legal representatives of the Salvation Army In Pampa other than himself and Mrs. Lambrecht. U, 3, TEMPERATURE READINGS (At P»mpa) Sunset Thurs—77 10 a. m. 80 0 it. m. Today, 02 11 u. m. 88 7 a. m. 66 18 Noon 00 8 ». m 70W 1 p. m W 9 a. jn. 76 2 p. m. ,-96 Lowest temperature last eight was 6 THREE CENTS BUSHEL CHICAGO, April 16 (/P)— Wheat futures tumbled three to five cents a bushel today, the sharpest break in months, as liquidation was resumed in world grain markets. The slowing demand of European countries for wheat and reports o. a change in the Canadian wheat marketing policy were important influences in the market, traders said HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish border, April 16 (JP) —Government Basques regained control late today at Saibi peak, last line defense of strategic Durango, as the defenders ol Bilbao and Spanish Insurgents locked in fierce fighting. The mountainous objective changed hands three times within a few hours. Wave after wave of insurgent troops stormed the summit as night fen- over the war zone. TONSILS AND ADENOIDS NEW YORK, April 16 (/P)—Joe DiMaggio, star sophomore outfielder of ;he New York Yankees, today underwent a successful operation for the removal of his tonsils and adenoids. Originally, only the tonsils were to come out, but attending physicians decided to take out the star's adenoids while they were at it. He is expected to be in the Yankee lineup .n about two weeks. SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 16 The State Supreme Court today ruled theater bank nights constituted a lottery and authorized th« authorities to prevent them. The ruling came on an appeal brought )y the Iris Amusement corporation of Chicago and several other theater owners. Some 150 Illinois theaters operated prize drawings before the court action was started last fall. • — • • • • ^ w • w»wf»iwM««» f w HIED JUT OF PUNT SEATTLE, April 16. «P)—Might- est of all bombing planes con- tructed secretly for the U. S. army, was rolled out of Its assembly plant or the first time today for prelim- nary testing on accessory equipment. The super-bomber contains complete living quarters for its crew- ness hall, sleeping quarters, lava- ory, Ice box and all. Construction of the bomber has been a guarded military secret for nearly three years. It was built by he Boeing aircraft company. The new bomber will weigh about .10 tons, making it one of the greatest weight-carrying airplanes in he world. It has a wing span of over 105 feet. City police officers last nighl destroyed 20 "empty" nitroglycerine cans found in various sections of the city where they had been taken by boys who found them in an abandoned magazine east of Pampa. The cans were exploded with cap anc fuse. Although standing more than 100 yards away, "We almost lost our hats," declared Chief Art Hurst The explosion blew a hole in the ground several feet deep and about six feet in diameter. There are still 24 of the cans somewhere in or near the city, Chief Hurst said today. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any of the cans should call the police without delay. The cans are about two feet tall and about 10 inches the other two directions. They have two outlets at the top. Although empty, the cans have enough of the nitroglycerine clinging to the sides or congealed in the bottom to cause terrific damage if they are subjected to a hard blow. L mm ICT BOSTON, April 16 (/P)—The United State circuit court of appeals today ruled unconstitutional both the unemployment insurance tax provision and the old age assistance provision of the social security act. Two of the three Justices held the provisions illegal. Both provisions of the act had been challenged by George P. Davis, a public utility stockholder. The court in ruling the unemployment insurance tax unconstitutional said "the issue is not what powers Congress ought to have to meet conditions as viewed by the executive and legislative branches of the government, But what powers are vested in Congress under the jonstitution. The Supreme Court hrough a long series of opinions has defined those powers and the limita- ;ions upon them. If the constitution as conducted through the years required amendments to meet new conditions the way is provided there- n," PAULS VALLEY, Okla., April 16 /P)—Ray Thompson, Pauls Valley ligh school football coach, said today he would not take a coaching ob offered him at Greenville, Tex., ligh school. Thompson was appointed to suc- ieed Milton (Speedy) Moffett but he Greenville football squad threat- ned to turn in their suits unless Moffett was retained. "That's a bad situation over there," Thompson said, "and I'm sure I vould be much better satisfied here." He said he signed a contract with Greenville school officials but was not bound to accept the position. New line beautiful auto seat cov^ ers. Finest materials. Very reasonr able pfice, JgptQf J»n, ANOTHER LEIir PH GENERAL SALES TAX IS DEBATED IN UPPER CHAMBER AUSTIN, April 16 (/P)—The Senate renewed debate today on higher natural resource levies as opposed to a sales tax for the state's cMcf Income source. It killed a proposal by Senator Joe Hill of Henderson to levy a severance tax of not less than 6 per cent per barrel on oil, $1.75 per ton on sulphur, one cent per thousand cubic feet of natural gas and 2 cents per pound on carbon black. Sen. A. M. Alken, Jr., of Paris then proposed a 6 per cent levy on, crude oil and 10 per cent each on natural gas, sulphur and carbon black. Revenue would be allotted 75 per cent to old age pensions and other security financing and 25 per cent to the available school fund. Other proposals were pending. AH were alternatives to a proposed resolution to submit a constitutional amendment authorizing a 2 per cent sales tax. It was proposed in the original resolution to limit pensions to 15 per cent. The Senate heard more argument on proposed constitutional amendments to Impose a general sales tax and a higher tax on natural resources. The House adopted a resolution broadening the powers of its committee investigating the department of education. The committee was authorized to inquire into all matters pertinent to management and protection of public school lands and funds. Further House consideration of a proposed constitutional amendment lengthening terms of district, county and precinct officers from two to four years was postponed until Tuesday. . ... Rep. J. Harvey Shell of Gregory introduced a. bill to permit the San Patricio county commissioners' court to employ an auditor at a salary up to $3,600 a year. OKLAHOMA CITY, April 16 (/P) —Gov. Marland warned major oil companies today that If a "substantial Increase" in the price of crude is not made immediately, "wo will have a severance tax on oil." "Get your prices up," Marland told the purchasers of crude petroleum in a prepared statement. The advance could be passed on to the consumer, he said. "The tax on a gallon of gasoline in most states amounts to more than the price of a gallon of crude oil where it is produced In Oklahoma. "There is no use of our increasing gross production tax based on a per cent of the price of crude as long as the major companies control the price. "Oil has never sold for what it Is worth except in a very few years, the early 1920's. "The petroleum Industry tat the United States already pays more than Its share of the cost of govern- nent of the United States and all of the states in which it operates, and that fact is reflected in the srice paid for crude oil in Okla- loma." Youthful vandals have been de- troying hose, trees, shrubs and grass n city parks and the practice must top, City Manager C. L. Stine said his morning. He has instructed park employes to hold anyone found destroying property and turn them 3ver to the police. Not all the damage is being done >y youngsters. Many grownups, in- Juding high school students, have >een caught damaging water hose, lending over young trees and tear- ng up shrubs. The city manager urges parents to warn their children not to mutilate rees or cause other damage. The aarks are places of beauty but they annot be kept that way if children are allowed to destroy them, Mr. "itine remarked. "Parks are for children to play in nd we want them and their parents o enjoy the parks but we cannot al- ow their destruction," he said. I Saw * t * Many persons who were predicting hat the Pampa high school one-act play would go to the finals of the listrlct Interscholastic league to be held at 7:30 o'clock at the high chooi auditorium tonight. Plays that went into the semi-fipals this ftftert noon were presented by pasts frpjjn. Pampa, Borger, Perryton. ' were eliminated in, es yesterday. AH year musf he

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