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Twinkles , .Data on pronunciation of Ethiopian names shows that radio announcers are about 90 per cent Wrong. So If we misspell a name occasionally, it probably doesn't matter. Skippy, the family pup, demands at least a 50-50 conclusion In any tomp. Most people are like that— if you wish to be popular, don't Strive for many clean-cut victories over friends. We sec many Headlines about alphabetical projects being rushed. We Americans are so careless In our choice of verbs. Every football team Is predicting a bright season. That is, on a well- lighted field. But honestly, most of the coaches went to coaching schools last summer and an epidemic of optimism is upon us. Personally, we hope Old Mlzzou will win a game early this season and stop the kidding which annually awaits us. Our alma mater's Tiger has been all but reduced to a kitchen variety of kitten. Musing of the moment: We share the general annoyance of colds. The Jaycees are the cause— running a ball tournament as long as. a gridiron season. . . . We hear complaints that Pam- pans, publicly and privately, are not giving Jobs to Pampans. Every home job given to a newcomer will add to the troublesome unemployment problem which the community must shoulder without federal aid next January. Brevitorials pREEN FOOTBALL teams, In" eluding the Harvesters, are about as unpredictable as the wheat crop. Big green teams look good before the season opens but appear progressively worse as they meet veteran outfits. A current newspaper practice Is largely to Ignore green elevens until they show what they can do. Team positions are not won through newspaper notices. pOACH ODUS MitcltBll wisecracks ^ that the team Is even greener than the Greens—Bryce, J. R., and Stokes. It is also probably the heaviest in Pampa high's athletic history. A 180-pound line combination is possible. The backfield is not heavy but it is well balanced. But from last year's squad of 35 boys, only 8 are back this term. Such a staggering blow by graduation is perhaps unequalled by any other school in Texas. The reserves are. .weaker than for several years. If certain huskies should be lost through injuries or scholastic troubles, the team would be shattered. One day it looks good; the next it appears listless. Such is inevitable when green men are being used. Some of the 1 biggest Harvesters of '35 have never played football before. ft Pampd Established Aptll 6, 1907 Official Publication, ' City of £atnpa antpa ¥Ht KfiW Fastest Orowitig dftf ifl Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Centef (VOL. 29, NO. 137. (Full "AP" Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1935. (14 PAGES TODAY) (PRIdfi flVfi _- •" - •* .imjgjiii iirjtftffi "i Laval Tells League France Will Defend Covenant In War Crisis • • • • . *• • • • • i« • • •• •• •• •• • • • • • ' * ' • FDR GIVES HOPKINS EDGE IN ORDERS A GOOD GUESS is that the Harvesters will be powerful by Thanksgiving. So, for. that matter, will the Bandies, whose reserves will be stronger than Pampa's. Pampa may have trouble getting by such teams as Childress, Capitol Hill, Lubbock, and Port Collins. More than anything else, the Harvesters need experience in actual play. They need to learn to love punishment—giving and receiving. Some players are born to like a brick wall; others learn only with painful experience. rpHE 18-YEAR limit for athletic participation in the Interscholastic League is to take effect next year unless voided. It is supposed "to restore schoolboy athletics to boys." The result is expected by its sponsors to be "wholesome." The skeptics, of whom this writer is one, are more numerous than the sponsors. Most boys under 18 are too light, their muscles too soft, their minds too immature, to under,go the kind of football which now obtains in Texas high schools. It is an older boys' game. It ranks with college football in skill and interest—a fact which many colleges deplore for selfish reasons. That Class A football is limited to the larger schools is inevitable. But Class B football is as interesting to the smaller towns. We do not believe any rule can equalize opportunities or make high school football .any safer than it now is. fFHE PROPOSED rule will wreck '* football as it is conducted by the Interscholastic League, It will result in formation of new confer- e,nces. It will force boys into play Who are not physically ready for it. It will dull the game's appeal to the public. It will push boys into college football who are not ready for thafc gruelling sport. It will impose more evils than it will cure. . . . If the game is as detrimental as passage of the new rule implies, it cannot be remedied by the plan Invoked. Other states have had experience with the lower age limit to the detriment of the game both Jn college and high school. We hope and expect that the two-year slash from the age Jimit will not be allowed to stand. GREAT BRITAIN GAINS AN ALLY IN FIGHT TO CURB ITALY BY WADE WERNER, Associated Press Foreign Staff. GENEVA, Sept. 13 (/P)—Premier Lava! of France to'day placed France In the ranks with Great Britain, Russia and the smaller nations of Europe In defense of I lip peace obligations of the League of Nations covenant. "Our obligations are inscribed In the covenant," Laval told the League of Nations assembly. "France will not evade those obligations." (An Italian government spokesman in Rome stated that what Laval said was neither favorable nor unfavorable to Italy and that it would have no effect upon Italy's course of action.) To this French stand opposed to the Imminent war between Italy and Ethiopia .was added a warning of the delegate from Great Britain's dominion of South Africa that an Italian invasion of Ethiopia might lead to racial trouble between the blacks and whites. Warning From Africa. Charles Theodore Te Water, the delegate from the Union of South Africa, warned that "Africa will arise" in case of an Italo-Ethiopian war. "My government," said Te Water, and the whole psople of my country, "both black and white, view with deep concern and with the anxiousness bom of the instinctive knowledge of consequences the slow aut apparently relentless march of the disease of war into our continent. "Let it never be forgotten—the long memory of black Africa never forgets and never forgives injury and Injustice." The South African delegate even hinted at the possibility his nation might withdraw from the league. Italians Irritated. Whether Italy would heed these warnings was still uncertain. The irritation of the Italian delegates was gradually mounting. See FRANCE, Page 8. DAVE NELSON WILL ACCEPT PRISON POST Orange Man Has Decided to Become Manager of Texas' Entire Prison System HOUSTON, Sept. 13 (ff>)— Dave Nelson, of Orange, informed W. A. Paddock, chairman of the Texas .prison bonrd, today that lie would accept the position of manager of the prison system. In a meeting here Saturday the board voted unanicously to offer the position of manager to Nelson. Lee Simmons, present, manager, has tendered his resignation to the board effective Nov. 1. Simmons said that private, business forced him to resign. Nelson's decision came after a conference wtih Simmons. . during which Simmons outlined the duties ot the prison managership and its difficulties. The position of prison manager pays $6,500 a year. It was announced from Huntsvllle that Simmons will operate an oil company terminal station at Sherman with a son-in-law. .«>. Sherman Teacher Stabs His Wife SHERMAN, Sept. 13 OT—Mrs. Alberta Hill, wife of Wendell H'. Hill. 32-year-old science teacher in the Sherman high school, was stabbed three times with an ice pick and seriously wounded last night- Her husband, teacher in the school for the last seven years, was charged with assault, with intent to murder and later 'released on $1,000 Jxmd. Physicians said one of Mrs. Hill's lungs had been punctured by the pick but that she would recover, barring unexpected complications. The ice pick pierced her back. A search of Hill by police revealed a letter written to his wife by a man who recently left Sherman to reside in Dallas. The letter was introduced as defense evidence at Hill's examining trial today. One'line of the letter read: "If things can run smoothly for a few months, will be better, but if it becomes necessary to get out before don't hesitate." Tickets To Ball Are Going Well MoMUBREY DIES .; SHREVEPORT, La., Sept. 13 — R. J. MoMurrey, 43, well-known East Texas oil refinery operator, resident at Tyler, died in a hospital here early today. He underwent a operation on Monday. I Heard •» it's Friday Jh^th^p, ,. <£«-. Hostess'es Selected; Costumes Interest Many Women Preparations for all the all- Panhandle Pioneer ball and square dance to be held next Tuesday even tag at the high school gym, beginning at 8 o'clock, had reached the point today where scores of women were either making or seeking costumes to wear to the dance, about 50 other women were selling tickets, and the men folks had reserved that date for one purpose only—to attend the dance. A prize is to be given to the woman wearing the most attractive and appropriate costume. Judges for this contest have already been selected. The ball will open with the Grand March which will-be led by a celebrity yet to be named. The costumes of the women will be shown to best advantage in the Grand March. Thereafter, more than a half-dozen fiddlers wil Ibe on hand to furnish music for the squares, the heel and toe polka, the waltz, the sehottishe, the breakdown and other popular favorites of the last 25 years of the past century. 1 Prizes Listed Members of the three music clubs, the Treble Olef, the Junior Treble Olef and the Philharmonic choral, which are sponsoring the dance, will wear costumes. They are also in charge of ticket sales, Admission to everyone will be forty cents each. Mrs. A. H. Doucette, chairman of the costume committee, today urged residents who own old-time costumes that would appear to good advantage to wear them in order to make the dance as colorful as possible. She also suggested that women who do not possess appropriate costumes and who cannot borrow or rent any, could either make them or have them made. She could furnish suggestions as to gut and style. Dressmaker? who would be Jn- tewted in nwfctog cqatumes for the idanoe were asked tp telephone Mrs. poucette, LATG Nt\VS BATON ROUGE, La., Sept, 13 (/P) —Peace is being sought between the Long organaeations in Louisiana and the Roosevelt administration in Washington. With Huey Long- ofi of the stage, his lieutenants forming a sort of committee to run tiie organization have decided they do not wish to carry on the Jight waged by their fallen leader against Presidem Roosevelt. HYDE PARK. N. Y., Sept. 13 (if •General Hugh S. Johnson reachet an understanding- with Presidem Roosevelt today for his retiremen as works relief administrator in New York City early in October in accordance with his original agreement. NATIVE TEXAN LOWERS MARK FOR LAND PLANES SANTA ANA, Cal., Sept. 13. (fP) —Howard Hughes, millionaire movie producer and flier, today established a new world's speed record for land planes hi a series of flights over a closed course near here. Officials of the National Aeronautics association said that although Hughes' exact time had not been computed it was "around 350 miles an hour." Hughes made six attempts to sreak the world's record set by Ralmond Demotte of France at 314.319 miles an hour. On the sixth try he exhausted his ;asoline supply while rocketing down ihe restricted three-kilometer course. The red monoplane swerved off its course and appeared to ground observers to have crashed. Paul Mantz, technical advisor for Amelia Earhart, Transpacific flier, raced down over the course and Huhges stepped from his plane, uninjured. Hughes had made a forced landing in a Dean field. Joe Nikrent, head timer, of the N. A. A., said there was no doubt Hughes had established a new world's record. Hughes was reported to have flown today at 353 miles an hour on his first dash: 337 miles an hour on his second; 350 miles on the third; 340, on the fourth; 350 on the .fifth, and to have, been.travel- ing' 353 miles and hour when his gasoline supply was exhausted. Hughes believes his plane, a low- winged metal monoplane with a 14- cylinder, 1000-horsepower Wasp motor, Is capable of 365 miles an hour, and he intends to use it in an attempt to shatter Col. Roscoe Turner's transcontinental flight record from Los Angeles to New York in 10 hours, two minutes. Hughes has been an aviation enthusiast for several years. Born in Houston, Tex., he received his education at Rice Institute, then turned his attention to the oil tool business in the Texas fields and succeeded his father in the enterprise. Safety Council Meeting Here To Be on Wednesday The Texas Panhandle Advisory Safety council will hold its first regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 8 o'clock in the city auditorium at Pampa. Every industry and all persons interested in safety in this area are invited to be represented at this meeting. A letter of recognition from the National Safety council will be read. It Is planned to bring Albert E. Kelly, manager of The Texas Electric Service company, for the principal address. Mr. Kelly was the organizer of the first safety movement in the southwest. Delegations from all surrounding cities and towns are expected. It is anticipated that this will be an event that will long be remembered by all who are interested in public and personal safety. ANNOUNCES FOR SENATE PLAINVIEW, Sept. 13 (IP)— Jess Mitchell, Muleshoe editor, announced his candidacy today for the Texas senate, 30th district, to succeed the late Senator Arthur P. Duggan of Littlefield. Haile Selassie Going to Review Troops BOTH HAVE SIX WEEKS TO CONVINCE PRESIDENT While cheering subjects mass on both sides of the street, Emperor Halle Selassie rides in stale to review his troops near Addis Ababa. Running: lions' behind his magnificient automobile is the Emperor's bodyguard. Note the umbrellas held over him to keep off the tropical sun. Rogers Freed From Jail On Bond In Slaying Of Singer MOVIE ACTRESS ANDTENNISACE FINALLOARRY Perry Marries Texan After Losing to Another Native VAN SWERINCENS LIKELY TO BUY COLLATERAL AT AUCTION NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (AP)— The impending sale by Wall Street bankers of the controlling interest in the Van Swearlngen railroad realm is regarded in financial circles as a major step in the vast post-depression movement for rehabilitation of the nation's carriers. The banking group theaded by J. J. Morgan & Company will sell Sept. 30 at public auction the collateral back of the $48,000,000 loan which carries control of the great three billion dollar railroad, and real estate properties built in 20 years by the Cleveland Brothers, O. P. and !M, J. Van Swerlngen. The sale wUl be free and open in the same auction rooms where large blocks pf Insull securities were so|d yecertfly—th,e place caH- ed th,e "geouijljv graveyard,," When the hammer of the auctioneer is raised there will be in the audience of bankers ready to bid to protect their interest, the brothers Van Swerlngen, observers for the government, and perhaps others that some Wall Street a thorities believe may seek to wrest control for themselves. So far, the Van Sweringens are regarded as the most likely purchasers of the collateral which they put up about five years ago with the eastern bankers to raise cash needed to bolster their depression weakened properties. They paid interest on the loan only a short time. , «^ r-, Miss Hilda Apple is leaving tod»y for stiattuwt okja.. to join brother and go to Fort WPfth their home, NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (AP) — The often reported and many times denied marriage of Fred Perry, international tennis star, and Helen Vinson, movie actress, was actually a fact today. They were married in a midnight ceremony last night at Harrison,, N. Y., favored Gretna Green of the metropolitan area, by Justice of the Peace Leo Mintzer. The marriage was Perry's first but the marriage document revealed that the movie actress was divorced from Harry Neilson Vickerman in Los Angeles. Miss Vinson, a native of Beaumont, Texas, gave her age as 27 and said that she lived in Hollywood. Perry said that he was 26 and listed "Baling, W. 8., England" as his address. Broadway columnists have had the two "married" half a dozen times in the month that Perry has been in this country. Their romance started in England where Perry sained renown as a tennis star on "the famed cen- tre court at Wimbleton. The day before his wedding he was defeated by Wilmer Allison as he fought to defend his American men's singles championship at Forest Hills. Miss Vinson has not been under contract to a Hollywood studio since her departure for England. Her last picture before going abroad was "Broadway Bill" with Myrna Loy and Warner Baxter. She received her first stage training in Texas, and after four years on Broadway obtained a film contract. Fist Fight Denied Perry took a screen test at Hollywood last spring, but when a studio was preparing an announcement he had attached his signature to a contract he left in haste for London. No official announcement was made whether the tennis star was placed under contract for future film work. Shortly before his departure he was a principal in what was reported as a 'fistic encounter with Joe Benjamin, former prize fighter, in a Hollywood night club. Benjamin said he resented dls- paring' remarks he claimed Perry made regarding American athletes, and hit the tennis star in the mouth, dislodging two teeth. Perry said no blows were exchanged and that he lost no teeth. He also, denied he had anything but the highest regard for American athletes. Perry was with Rene Torres an_d Mono Rico, fUm actress, at the Mine of the encoun Youth Asks C'onsent To Kill Self as Kin Arrive WEST CHESTER, Pa., Sept. 13 (/p) —Dr. H. B. F. Davis, who performed the autopsy on Evelyn Hoey, actress found shot to death at the farm of Henry H. Rogers, III, said today that "every evidence pointed toward a suicide." The official report of the autopsy had not yet been made public. By FRANCIS A. JAMIESON WEST CHESTER. Pa., Sept. 13 (AP)—Henry Huddleston Rogers III, finger-printed and under bond of $2,500, was released today from the jail where he has been held since early Thursday in connection with the death at his fnrm home of the singing actress, Evelyn Hoey. Freed with him was William J. Kelly, young freelance movie cameraman. Kelly, with Miss Hoey, was a house guest at the farm, Indian Run," when the shoot- n g—now considered by investiga- ;ors as probable suicide—occurred Wednesday evening. Mrs. Benjamin Rogers, first wife of the late Standard Oil multimillionaire, Col. Henry Huddleston Rogers n, and mother of young Rogers, was in town when her son, haggard, worn and extremely nervous, emerged; but she did not appear at the jail. s Bond of $2,500 was fixed by Judge W. Butler Windle to assure the presence of Rogers and Kelly at the inquest next Thursday night into the 25-year-old actress' strange death. It was explained that there are no charges against either man, Rogers was still wearing the See SLAYING, Page 8. M'ADOO TO WED PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE NURSE He Is 72~Years Old And She Is' Now Twenty-Three • SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 13 (fP) Senator William Gtbbs McAdbo an Miss Doris Cross, 23-year old daughter of Mrs. Nellie Cross of this city, will be married tomorrow at 4 p. m.. at a private ceremony in the home of the senator's daughter in Washington, Mrs. Cross said today. Mis's Cros was graduated from San Diego high school in 1927 Later she took a nurse's training course at Santa Barbara, and since that time has been engaged In social service work. Senator McAaoo met her at Santa Barabara, and their frienlshlp ripened into romance when their paths crossed later in Washington, it was learned. WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (AP)— Announcement that Senator William Gibbs McAdoo, '73-year-old former secretary of the treasury would be married soon to Miss Doris Cross, 23-year-old public health service nurse, was made today at his 'office. The announcement, coming directly from the senator's staff confirmed an earlier statement oi Miss Mary Addison Ingle of Washington, a friend of Miss Cross, that the couple would be married soon See MoADOO, Page 8. COUNTY MEN STUDY CHANGES IN FEDERAL WHEAT CONTRACT Gray county agents and_ wheat committeemei) studied the new federal contracts in a school held at Plainview yesterday for similar representatives of 37 Panhandle-plains counties. The discussions of 1936-39 AAA wheat adjustments contracts were led by John R. EdMonds, state wheat agent, and District Extension Agents O. G. Tumlinson and Parker Hanna. Major changes in the new contract are the provision for one and two- year bases for contracts and the basing of contracts on administration rulings current when the contract is made. Gray county representatives described the new contract as following the old one, but with several improvements. Schools of instruction will be held in Gray county wheat communities, beginning probably next week. A schedule of dates will likely be released I&onday. The Grey county party included County Agent Ralph Thomas, Assistant Agent Clyde Carruth, and Cornmitteemen Clarence Powers, John Turcott, and Edwin Nelson. Mr. Thomas went to Amarillo today, taking exhibits for the Gray county display at the Tri-State fair The booth must be completed by tomorrow night. The fair will for mally open Monday a'nd last all week. I Saw . . • HYDE PARK. N. Y., Sept 13 > (#>) — President Roosevelt an- | nounced orders today for the worm , progress administration under , Harry I/. Hopkins to take over the t. works relief drive until the per- [. manent public works program of , ! Secretary Ickes reaches a greater , ; volume of employment. i In a detailed explanation of tha" whole works problem at his regu-J Inr press conferen$2 today, the f president related that yesterday'* >arley provided a program for th<y coming six weeks with $85,000.000' additional for direct relief—another] reduction in this. . r As for the contest between Secre-i -jry Ickes' public works plan and: Harry L. Hopkins' temporary works' dea. he said the problem was re-] duced to the propostion of dollars,) men to be employed and the timai 'or completion. • Temporary Jobs Favored. , He stated it was unlikely. that] the funds alreadp allocated for per-j manent structures would reach al|. peak of employment before next) June. Therefore, the gap must be] 1 filled in by temporary work wide*,, jurisdiction of Hopkins, he explain-^ ed. ...V Because of this, Mr. Roosevelt. said the bulk of the remaining ,$!,• 250,000.000 from the four. .billion; funds to be spent in the next' four months;would go to temporary-Jobs^ This must be done", he asserted, if the objectives of taking '3.500,009 from relief rolls is achieved by the 1 November goal. - •' ' : ' At the same time, he said, con* slderation would be given to .the permanent public works projects. He announced that Secretary Ickes has been asked to submit a list M: projects of this nature and he Witt down four rules for their approval. Four Rules Laid Down. These are that contracts must be et on or before December 15; ,tha projects must be competed in., a year; they must be in an area where there are sufficient relief persons to provide the employment; and they must abide by the requirement of average pay of $850 per man for the job. Thus declaring for speed and for? immediate temporary work, Mr. Roosevelt said he expected before departing on his trip to the Pacific) coast that he would approve direct jrants to states and municipalities totaling $200,000,000. This is to be matched on a basis of 55 per cent by the communities, making a total of about $425,000.000 for local projects. V In addition, he said the publld works administration is under orders to ascertain immediately what projects already authorised are not being pushed. These are to be cancelled and the funds are to be used elsewhere. This is expected to pro** vide an additional $220,000,000, Hopkins Gets Edge. All in all, it looks like the presi« dent in his work speed orders gave the edge to Harry Hopkins with a chance to Secretary Ickes to get his program in line by the December 15 deadline. * Ickes and Hopkins left here laW last night together for Washington* on friendly terms, but apparently See HOPKINS, Page 8. Principal Annie Daniels of Wood row Wilson school • mothering th six-year-olds when school dismise yesterday. -Each of the children who are attending school the first time and who rides -a bus had a large piece of paper on which, was written his bus number, pinned on his shirt front. L. S. Young of the telephone cona- ,pany achieving a modest expression^ on his face when he casually men,, tioned that he became the a second son, Lon. Wesley, 8 1-4 pwneS, born thf Reserved Grid- Tickets'To Be Sold Tomorrow Much desired reserved seat tickets for the six home football games at Harvester part will go on sale at 7:30 a. m. tomorrow (Saturday) morning at the office of Boy McMillen, business manager of the school district, in the courthouse. The usual rush, is, anticipated. It.wlll be another case ot first come, first served, Mr. McMillan said. Numbers will be issued to, those who appear, and tyekgNH will be sold according to these- j numbers/ No person may buy more than, six tickets. Thesis-will be reserved tickets on}y, priced at $l,6ft' General admission ticket?/ be bought as usual ' game, and are not ft' advance, Only cash- will be acce The home, 'VI, '

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