etsmn)m*b^£&a&ii I*,, i THS PAMPAS EFAlt^ PaffipSj T65O9 r rrf npniM flilTKiffl . DAftD BATTLESHIP PENN* K^ANIA, April le (/P)—-Anchor ^ rattled. Sirens blew. One byi.'pjrte the, big grey fighting ships moy#l into^ the early morning mists tifflHe Pacific today. § tfhited States fleet, 130 ships 74, airplahes 'was under way e At. Weeks of the 1937 war Adpilral.-Arthur J. Hepburn, com- manae'r-lh-chief, took the great ar- mad$ to sea, From San Pedro, Califi, sailed the dreadnaughts, aircraft, carriers, heavy cruisers and ml^cenahepus craft. Prom San Die- go;'b^ses went the lighter forces, destroyers, submarines, light cruisers^, and sky patrol divisions. itilw all navy exercises the move- meb-f to sea was in time of war. tjfttyis designated to sweep the channels in defense against submarine and mine attack carried out their missions. SpiWewhere outside the steamer laii&S. off southern California were r'eaa&vdus stations. The general course of; the fleet, except a small independent force, will be toward the Hawaiian Islands. For a week or more : in ' this westerly movement th$lr: will be continuous day. and , nlgHt exercises and tactical moves. • Tjiie whole six weeks is a period of arduous battle conditions, the climiix of the! year in the fleet's training activities, the. test of how thi'"officer^ and men have learned thek:" lessons. Tl^ere are 40,000 men aboard the flejjt. Their next glimpse of Calir foSftia will 'be on the afternoon of MtOf-'28, \yhen the warships move Info* Sari; Krariclsco bay to partici- pat^ in! the Golden Gate bridge celje'btatlon. Today, and Saturday Thrills - Action Lightning Surprises with! BOB A REPUBLIC RELEASE —Also- Last Episode Robinson Crusoe ' pf ;' Clipper Island Cartoon and News Coming Sunday Qene Autry Snjiliey Burnett —In— Along. Little Bogies" 00YoufRemember lis Scene on April 14,1935? Above Is shown the most famed picture of all the pictures taken of the Block Duster which hit Pampa. two years ago Wednesday. The suffocating wall of dust, shutting out daylight and moving on to wreak havoc, appears in the above picture like an impenetrable screen of smoke in Uvis remarkable photo- GAS STRIKERS CLAIM VICTORY ATFT^WORTH Representative Flays Lewis at Houston (By The Associated Press) The strivings of organized labor were forcefully felt in Texas today. While hundreds of Houston automobile mechanics continued a strike for higher wages, a four-day walkout of Lone Star Gas company workers at Port Worth came to an end in an agreement the strikers hailed as an important gain for them. In Houston, aside from the mechanics' strike, leaders of the bitterly antagonistic American Federation Of Labor and the Committee for Industrial Organization speeded up their competitive drives to organize the oil industry. In Dallas an A. P. of L. ' official admitted awareness of a hew drive to unionize the city's 5,000 automobile mechanics but said he didn't know who was directing it. Recognition Stipulated The Fort Worth agreement stipulated recognition of the union as collective bargaining agent for its members and granted an overtime clause the workers sought. Twenty six workers, whose discharge precipitated the strike, were not immediately reinstated under the agreement but will be returned to their jobs on a seniority basis before others are employed. Dr. Edwin Elliot, federal mediator, assisted employers and strike leaders in their negotiations. The mechanics at Houston left their work in 40 garages yesterday, vowing to remain on strike until their demands for hourly wage increases, a 40-hour week, elimination of piece work and use of apprentices at 50 cents an hour were granted. Employers, through an attorney, .offered to deal with their workmen Today & Sat. LA NORA BARRED IN EUROPE Because of royal reflections— JJut a laugh riot for every American with a sense of humor, ' King and With, Gravat Joan Edw. E, Morton "CABTAIN BLUEBLOOD LATE NEWS Sorting Prevue Sat, Nite NORMA SHEARER IN No Advance In Prices 'CHAMPION RAT-KILLER' WILL BE DECIDED AT PLAINVIEW SHOW o as individual concerns, not as a group. John L. Lewis, militant CIO chieftain who has his forces at work in Texas oil centers, was described as "insincere" and "insulting" by John P. Prey, A. P. of L. leader who launched.a drive to unionize the oil industry. Predicts Collupse Speaking to 2,000 persons in a Houston rally, Prey predicted the Old eventually would collapse in failure as did the American Railway " -" W. He said which split from the parent organization two years ago, "is an effort on the part of a minority to force their will upon the majority." He said Lewis had Insultingly refused the hand of friendship offered CIO by the federation. Prey is president of the metal trades department of the federation, and came here from Washington to initiate the counter drive in the oil fields, where CIO hopes to organize a million workers. unidn and the I. W. Lewis' organization, TO GO FDR H ARMS WINDSOR, Ont., April 16 UP)—Led by King George VI, a movement swept England today to scrap the proud trophies won by British armies on the field of battle to help finance Britain's $7,500,000,000 program for new armaments. George started the campaign with an order to remove two German field pieces from the east terrace of royal Windsor castle. He considers such war relics not in keeping with the beauty of the terrace and its famous sunken gardens. Other hard won trophies will be offered for sale as so much scrap iron to help finance the rearmament program. The town clerk, of Hythe in Kent offered the town's one rusty old tank and German field gun to the highest bidder with the disparaging comment: "They are just junk anyway." The watering place of Bath decided the 12 battered guns which stand in its public park must go. Folkestone, only four and a half miles from Hythe, caught at the opportunity to get rid of a large tank which the city fathers have long considered dangerous to the children who playground it, CONTEMPT THREATENED SYRACUSE, N. W, April' 16." " Alfred E. Smith Jr,, son of former Go.v. Alfred E. Smith, has been before. Justice supreme court cause why he cited tp appear Abram Zol)er in April 22 to show should not be punished for contempt of cqrut. Justice Zoller issued the order for failure of young Smith to make alimony payments to his wife, Mrs, Bertha Gott Smith of Syracuse, NOW FRONTIER GUNMEN AT LARGE! Chapt. 12 'PHANTOM KIDEIi" Coming Sun, •. Mon. PLAINVIEW, April 16. —Gavel yielding, pounding or hammering is usually associated witli the Senate- Congress or other convention activities, but in connection with the "home-coming" event, celebrating the tenth annual meeting of the Panhandle-Plains Dairy Show to be held in Blainview, April 21, 22, 23, and 24, this little Implement of authority will occupy a different role when placed in the hands of comely young ladies. It will bring to some aspiring young lady during tills "home-coming" event in Plalnview the coveted title — Champion Rat-Killer of the Plains. Scheduled as a short, but snappy bit of entertainment it is expected the 30 minutes of fun, hilarity and enjoyment will add much to a well- rounded program of education, entertainment and social activities during the dairy show. The Panhandle-Plains Dairy Show has attracted thousands of interested dairy farmers during the 10 years' of its existence. It has added much to the betterment of breeding standards and dairy activities in this part of the state. It has grown in importance from year to year until now the show has attracted national prominence. O. O. Mclntyre whose syndicated column reaches millions of readers each day has found sufficient interest to mention this plains institution in connection with the humorous "rat- killing" to be staged by the lady entrants. Armed with only a gavel young ladies are to enter an enclosure and live rats will be released so that the lady entrant may demonstrate her ability to destroy this useless rodent —for three minutes she may pound, knock or hammer the lives out of as many rats as possible (no kicking will be allowed during this contest). Gavels for the occasion will be furnished by including mayors, of the largest American cities, governors and outstanding statesmen and political leaders of the country. graph which shows buildings of Pampa standing; out in relief against the inky blackness. Amarillo's modern choir, directed by Edgar Parsons of the Amarillo School of Music, will sing over Radio Station KPDN at 12 o'clock Sunday. The choir consists of nine voices and has been singing for a number of weeks over KGNC, at Amarillo. Other Sunday program features on KPDN will include the Sophisticates, three girls and a man, and an instrumental group composed of two violins, piano and cello. The Sp- plitsticates are Marian and Mau- rihe Stewart, Melva Hagen, and Leon Krup. They have broadcast in the Panhandle for several years, having played over the Texas Quality Network. In addition to these programs, K.HDN will present Sunday a piano recital at 10:30 a. m., an all-request program at 11 a. m,, The News In Review, half-hour dramatization, at 1 p. m., and another group of piano students at'4:30 p. m. Now Phone 870 Kentucky's Famous Pioneer M Daniel Boone — With— GEQ. O'BRIEN LOOK! Chapter I REX AND RINTY with REX, the wonder horse an<l RJfJ-TIN-TIN Jr . Coining Sun, Mon. AUSTIN, April 50. UP) — Senate action on all house-approved tax- increase bills was in abeyance today after a committee postponed indefinitely final consideration of a proposed heavier levy on sulphur. After a hearing last night, the Senate State Affairs committee recessed without acting on 11 House bill to boost the sulphur levy from $1.03 to $1.28 a ton. The vo'te was 12 to 4. Other tax proposals lying dormant in the upper legislative chamber were increases on oil, natural gas and. corporation franchises 1 . Senator Clint Small of Amarillo and Will Pace of Tyler expressed the opinion the committee preferred general tax increases to single-shot measures. The House reduced and approved salary increases of higher court judges proposed in a Senate bill. Salaries of supreme court and court of criminal appeals judges would be increased from $6,500 to $8,000; commissions of appeals of the two highest courts, from $5.700 to $7,500; civil appeals, from $5,400 to $6,500, and state's attorney in the criminal appeals court, from $4,500 to $6,000. A proposed constitutional amendment carrying heavier taxes on natural resources remained before the Senate after that body had refused 12 to 16 to kill it. The proposal was one of several substitutes for a two per cent sales tax suggested as a source of revenue to support an all-embracing social security program. LIKES HOSTESS IDEA KANSAS CITY, April 16. (IP)— The "Lindbergh of Sweden" wants his country to adopt the American idea of the air hostess. Impressed with the way a hostess comforted a child on a flight from Columbus, Ohio, to Kansas City, Gosta Andree said he would recommend innova- atio nof a hostess service on Swedish air lines when he returns to Gothenburg where he is chief of the airport. .«_ Spring lambs marketed before June usually return more profit than those marketed later, says F. W. Bell, animal husbandry specialist at Kansas State college. MEASURE NOT TO HAVE AN EASY TIME IN SENATE WASHINGTON, April 16 W) — Congressional lenders predicted today the first anti-lynching bill to pass the House in 15 years would encounter greater opposition in the Senate. Filibusters have killed every previous attempt to win Senate approval of such legislation. Even as the House adopted the Gavagan bill late yesterday 277 to 119, Senator Borah (R., Idaho) criticized what he called an effort to "force through Congress an unjust, unconstitutional and, in my opinion, an unmoral measure." Southern Senators were preparing to oppose the measure, forecasting warm sectional debate, similar to that which punctuated argument In the House. Walter White, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said that although the legislation would not stop lynching. "It will check lynching and encourage respect for the law." The Gavagan bill provides that an officer who permit* a prisoner to escape his custody and be injured or put to death -by a mob would be subject to a maximum fine of $5,000 and a maximum prison term of from 5 to 25 years. Participants in mob violence would be subject to similar prison terms and the county in which a prisoner is seized or put to death would have to pay his family damages ranging from $2,000 to $5,000. Rep. Sumners (D., Texas), Rankin (D., Miss.) and Cox (D., Ga.) led tlie southern opponents in contending the bill was directed at states which for years have been trying to cope with the problem of mob violence. Citing figures which he suld showed lynchings had declined 5,000 per cent since 1892, Sumners, House judiciary committee chairman, asked: "Why don't you let us alone and give us a chance to show what we can do about this situation?" Rep. Gavagan. author of the bill, whose New York City district includes many negroes, successfully fought off attempts either to amend or kill his proposal. —«&• BUSINESS REVIEW NEW YORK, April 16. t/P)—Cross currents were evident in some divisions of trade this week, Dun & Bradstreet said today in the. weekly review of business. "Many retailers had the most consistnet improvement thus far this spring," the agency said, "while the uneven gains of others varied daily with wide weather fluctuation!!. "Wholesale volume was buoyed chiefly by summer requirements, as substantial stocks slowed reorders to most apparel branches. "Urgency for delivery spread to more divisions, but the rise of industrial operations in some districts was shortened by the confusion in the labor situation." The agency estimated retail sales for the country as a whole at from 8 to 15 per cent above the same week last year, but when compared with the immediately preceding period some key cities reported declines. Percentage gains over the 1936 comparative in major geographic regions were: New England 10 to 16; east 8 to 20; middle west 12 to 18; northwest 12 to 22; south 12 to 20; southwest 8 to 12, and Pacific coast, 10 to 20. IN 2 STJTt CHTCAGO. April 16 (ff>)—Three murderers of policemen died in the electric chair today In Cook county's first test of its "humanized" execution. Hidden behind a panel back of the chnlr, their identities carefully concealed, four regular jail guards pulled four switches for each electrocution, but only one of them sent the electric current coursing thru the bodios of the doomed men. None of the guards knew which was the actual executioner of the three slayers, Joseph Schuster, 30; Frank "Doc" Whyte. 47. and Stanley Murawski. 37, all ex-convicts. Warden Prank Sain said each left the execution chamber with a clear conscience. Disputing the contention of Dr. A. A. Brill, New York psychologist, that each guard would feel remorseful. Warden Sain said the men clearly showed they had not been under any strong tension during the executions and told him afterwards they fell no inkling of guilt. "This is the most humane thing we have ever done in connection with executions," the warden added, "and the practice should be put into effect In all prisons." Mechanical improvements of the electric chair to speed final preparations also were designed to "humanize" the ordeal. The time elapsing between the doomed men's arrival in the death chamber and the application of the current averaged 30 seconds. The renovated chair has clasps screwed to its arms for straps, which circle the victim's chest, thus eliminating possible fumbling by guards who strap the men in. Its mechanical seat and arm attachments are worked by spring levers and the straps have no buckles. Wires in the seat are hidden behind a mat. DIES IN NASHVILLE. NASHVILLE, Tenn.. April 1C iff) —Sallp'w-fac'ecl Roy Wilburn Eatmon. 24, died calmly in Tennessee's electric chair at dawn today while his wife and year-old baby waited outside the death house to take his body back to their farm home near Osceola, Ark. The frail but composed youth was executed for killing a Memphis filling station operator during an attempted holdup. Talking of the holdup-killing last night, Eatmon said: "I had not had a regular job for a year or more. I had a wife and baby to support. "I needed the money, but of course whisky had something to do with it." Three ways ot planting cotton are generally practiced in Oklahoma: level, ridge and lister planting. «£. Tests at the Oklahoma A. & M. college experiment station in 1936 j proved that, calcium arsenate is an effective insecticide for controlling the cotton leaf worm. Cream held on the farm under average conditions for a period of one week loses many of its desirable butter-making qualities. Small grains provide the best cro;j to seqd on land in advance of pp- rennial grasses, says A, E; Aldous, Kansas State college agronomist. "THE CHEAPEST THING ON YOUR CAR IS THE BEST TIRES YOU CAN BUY"... Music and Rhyfhni Hal, everybody loves f'H" IPS JW35I. TQ HQIC TWQ f l 1 ield KAPIQ KPflJ] 1310k. c. TODAY 4:00 P. M, SOUTHERN CLUB—Eddie Car. non's orchestra. 4:30 P. M. AFTERNOON VARIETIES — Everything from Grand 1 Opera to Senator Fish face. 5:00 P. M. MONITOR VIEWS THE N,n\YS - Jiimes Todd Commentator. 5:15 P. M. THIS RHYTHMIC AGE —Dance Music and vocfllrt. 5:30 P. M. AMKIUCAN FAMILY RQBIN- SON—A good dramatic show', depicting the life of the overage American family. *• 5:45 P. M. DINNER DANCK MUSIC — The type you'll enjoy at this time of evening. 6:00 P. M. P PORTS REViEW—Here's Harry again. We're getting loja of nice comment? on his good work.' 6:15 P. M. MUSICAL MOMENTS REVUE— Rubinoff's new''show'with 'Heed Kennedy and Virginia Vcrrlll an guest slam. " 6:30 P. M. INQURING REPORTER—Golden Lite's Man-On-Tbe-Street.' G:45 P. M. TOMORROW WITH KPDN A resume of tomorrow's programs. Till-: SLUMBER HOUR — Soft lights, sweet music, and poetry. TOMORROW 6:30 A. M. MUSICAL CLOCK—Farm Flash- ex, Weather Reports, ' ntiiaic irid fun. 7:30 A. M. JUST ABOUT TIME—The correct time about every 'three mitt- utes. Good snappy music. 7:45 A. M." '"' ' " '"" OVER-NiGHT NEW.S—Ijist minute Trnneradio news bulletins brought to the air by AdkiSBon- Baker. •' • '••• 8:00 A. M. TUNE TEASERS — String band music. Hill Billy arid 'Populirr music. Sponsored by Cullum and Son. George Taylor apno,uitciniV" 8:30 A. M. ' " ! BIRTHDAY CLUB—Snappy mu. sic, and happy birthday to those of you who arc celebrat'lng the natal day today.' *' ' •'•'•• 8:45 A. M. LOST AND FOUND BUREAU— Lout and found service sponsored by Kdmundson's Dry Cleaners, 8:50 A. M. ' "•'• •<•""" ANNOUNCER'S- CHOICE. — Variety of mu^Ie: Depends' on ihp announcer's rnood.' W'«' hope for the best. " •' "•'' :' 9:00 A. M. SHOPPING W.ITH SUE Daily feature with music and recipes. 9:30 A. M. MERCHANT'S CO-qP— Jew at the piano. Program sppnsored bi 1 six firms. ' ' ' ' 9:45 A. M. EDDIE EBEN—Organ Music. 10:00 A. M.' '' ' MORNING MELANGE — Variety of Music. • • • -. .. ^.. 10:30 A. M. MORNING NEWS — Transradio. Latest news bulletins. l "' f ' ' 10:45 A. M. HAWAIIAN MOODS — Lovely, dreamy string music. '' ''*•• 11:00 A. M. TUNING AR.OUN.B—Produced by Stnndiircl. A complete variety 11:30"A! M. LUNCHEON DANqA,:NT — Vari«l program of dance, music. ' 12:00 NOON ' ' HILL BILLY SHOW—Fields and Hall. Ranch Boys. • '" 12:30 P. M, MUSICAL JAMBOREE — Ray Monday's show. His copy and his idea. it's good, too. 1:00 P. M. MID-DAY NEWS — Transradio again. And again, the latest news bulletins: ; ' 1:15 P, M, HARMONY HALL, — Vocal program that's bouhd"to please. ' . 1:30 P- M. *•• DANCE'HOUR — This should awakcii you. after, your, "Uiu.che.ab, nap.' 2:00 P, M. MAN-ON-THE-STHEET — Bob Meoser, the, m.an' with the 'ey*- Inbhes. Out 1 on; t^e. n\ain dra& f . THE, GAIETIES—A suauvy sliow . . . with'lots o' go. ' ' ' 2:30 P. M, FOR MOTHER AND DAD—More Mothers and Uad4 "shuuUl listen to" 'this. They'll'' en'Jo'y It "tremendously. 3:00 P. M. AFTERNbON, NEWS — Last. sne. of the day. Originates In the NEWS Editorial "office*, with* Editor Tex DeWeese officiating. 3:15 P. Bfc ' ' TEA-TIME TUNES — You can "dunk" to your heart's, during this period. • - • • 3:3? P. M. HADJP tfuod sho D : UP.-A, bMtr. veryoneu welco No try-outs, no auditioni. your ' instrument's and yourself, come to the studios. We just, have a swell time. J 'r^' 4:00 P. M. SOUTHERN CLUB — Music fey Eddie Carson and hie orchestra. The folks seem tq like this col- oref maestro and 1 ' hip 'distinctive music.' . L "" • • * r > i^ . . 4:30 P. At AFTERNOON VARIETIES— Ju VIEWS TH£ NEWB-r Jame« lodd, Comnientstor. 5:15 P- M- '• ! ' CONCERT HALL — The class of music;*' ' * 5:30 P, M. BEHrNB THE MICROPHONE— SturuB ot your favorite radio, stars. Material taken from Radio Guld0. ' if 1 '* ' tup* "• D}NNER DANCE. MUSIC — Late dande released. " * ^' ^ p. M; * SPORTS^ «EVIBW^-Sports Editor of the DAILY NEWS, comment^ ing on d^i(y Bporta ^yeBM, -OT course we diin't have to tell )5\f that it's Hurry Uoare at t^e microphone.
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