TURNS DOWN FRANCO-BRITISH MILITARY AGREEMENT AS 'OLD STUFF' 0 GERMANY WON'T JOIN LEAGUE AS TRADE FOR ARMS By MELVIN K. WHTTELEATHER Associated Press Foreign Staff (Copyrluht, 193E, by The Associated Press) BERLIN, Feb. 4.—Authoritative quarters said today that Germany, on the basis of a preliminary examination, was unable to accept the new Franco-British accord as it stands. Relchsfuehrer Hitler, a French sourca reported, "Is very reserved and non-committal." LONDON, Feb. 4 (/P)—The British government today invited Germany, Belgium, and Italy to join with Great Btltain and France In a military alliance. This alliance, agreed to in con- sersations over the week-end between leaders of the British and French governments, would provide 6, union of military air forces by four of these signatories pitovlded the fifth signatory should suddenly attack any other members of the alliance. Most Join League Even as they formulated this plan for European peace, the Franco- British leaders agreed to support a move for the general recognition of Germany's right to rearmament, provided Germany returns to the League of Nations from which she resigned nearly two years ago. The British invitation to the other .three powers concerned to enter negotiations toward the military air pact, was made through Great Britain's diplomatic envoys in Berlin, Brussels, and Rome. It was understood, however, that Italy was opposed to taking on commitments to defend England from an air-attack and favors the proposal of two separate pacts for western Europe as outlined by Sir John Simon, British foreign secretary. Authoritative sources confirmed that Great Britain clearly did not intend to endorse the French proposal for an eastern European securities pact, as thus far formulated, when It Joined France In a declaration for an eastern European mutual assistance agreement. Now it is indicated that this latter agreement may also take the form of an aviation alliance. ; 'Old Stuff BERLIN; Feb. 4. (/P)—German of- jrici<jJs today branded tri^ , Anglo- French agreement in London as "old, stuff" and Indicated there would be little chnnce of Germany's accepting it In Its present form. "With the exception of the value of the aviation clause, the Anglo- French accord presents nothing new," said these officials. "Germany's return to Geneva is thrown in with the other question, whereas we hold it apart from the other things. "There is no chance of Germany's See HITLER, Page 8 Ickes Approves Worley Plan to Build Gas Line WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. (/PI — Public Works Administrator Ickes said today a plan was under consideration to pipe natural gas from the Texas Panhandle to Detroit and St. Louis. Testifying before the senate appropriations committee on how a proposed $4,000,000,000 public works appropriation miglit be spent, he said: "Here is a particular project that came to my attention only within the ; week. "The • governor of Texas sent a representative up here. There has been a good deal said about the was^e of natural gas in the Panhandle of Texas and they are becoming sensitive about that, "The}r proposal was to pipe that gas to Detroit and St. Louis and the proposal was to create a* state authority which! would make it possible to borrow money from public works 1 "There is a proposition which •would 1 cost $50,000,000, something that has not heretofore been taken into account. It would require a great amount of direct labor and it would. have the additional advantage ,of requiring an enormous amount of steel pipes which would stimulate a basic industry, and give secondary employment to the men Who make and transport the pipes. That would not take long to engineer and yet it h,as not been engineered." Rep, Eugene Worley of this district while he was here during the Christmas holidays announced the proposed pipe line plan of \vhich Secretary Ickes spoke favorably to the senate committee, H'e and Dr. M&pte oiner yi Allred's "brain-trust- er" originated the plan. I Heard .. Local attorneys electing Joe Gor' dpn as special county judge to act this week in the absence of Judge G. B. Gary, who is in Austin on business. Bufprd Reed inquiring about a omati'gQld plated badge he lost yesterday, and offering a *l reward for tte return to the sheriff's office. It towa the words "Deputy Sheriff" Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA .Fastest Growing City in . Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center atttpa WI ttwt HOT HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa VOL. 28. NO. 259 (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4, 1935. (Eight Pages Today) • PRICE FIVE CENTS • Fay Webb's Friend to Wed Dancer His dancing partner and star star witness fr him in his victorious divorce fight will be the next bride of Gary Leon, dancer whose name . was linked with Fay Webb's in the Rudy Vallee divorce case. Closely following his divorce from Showgirl Marion Mitchell, Leon announced that he would wed Marcla "Tut" Mace, shown in this recent picture. Lilian Harvey, screen notable, is in the center and Leon at right. BY OTHER WRITERS GREENVILLE BANNER— '• What happened to all the goodwill these acrcss-the-ocean flights were bringing us? None of 'em have created enough to collect on our war debts. H. S. HILBURN in Plainview Herald—We may look to the future with confidence and with optimism —if we are not too greedy. American society today is in a frame of mind to control, to destruction if necessary the greedy. HAROLD V. RATLIFF in Cleburne Times-Review—The check tax didn't bother us half as much as having something to check on. Punishmefnt I& Deiscrlbed'as 'Brutal' By Oklahoma's Woman Commissioner GEORGE H. HILL in Roswell Dispatch—To the man who supports the youth of Ms community, repayment will be returned ten-fold, we firmly believe. J. C. ESTLACK in Donley County Leader—Bank robbers, highjack- ers and kidnapers are being interfered with to the extent that they have to spend at least a third of their time breaking out of Jails, Becoming disheartened, should we be at all surprised that most of them go armed and a few shoot at peace officers who attempt to retard the profits of the game? Quite a number have become disgusted with their old lines and have changed over to counterfeiting money and revenue stamps. OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 4. (/P) The state (raining school for boys at Pauls Valley today, was added to the list of Oklahoma penal institutions to be investigated by the board of affairs after reports a 15 year old boy inmate was publicly paddled were received at the capitol. Mrs. Mabel Bassett, state commissioner of charities and corrections, who investigated the paddling yesterday, denounced the punishment as "brutal" and predicted an early change in school officials. J. J. Quarrels, Fairfax, who served in the state constitutional convention with former Governor William H. Murray, is head of the institution. Paul Colvert, republican member of the board of affairs, said an investigation likely will, be ordered this week, adding members of the beard, planning an early trip to the Granite reformatory, where sensational charges are to be investigated, may include the Pauls Valley school in their itinerary. Quarrels defended his system of public paddings. He said the young inmate, George Cox, who has returned after nearly a year at large, "got off fairly light," with 16 licks. 100 OFFICERS CHASE BANDITS IN EAST TEXAS SEARCH CARTHAGE, Feb. 4. UP)— The First National bank of CaHha^e was robbed of approximately $1,000 today l>y three men who escaped in an automobile toward Henderson. Two of the robbers entered the bank with automatic pistols while the third waited in a car outside. Cashier A. L. Ross was forced to open the vault but tha robbers, hurried by the entry of two customers, hastily gathered up money on the counter and fled without taking time to loot the vault. There was no violence. The cashier and two clerks, G. V. Cook and Robert Ross, were In the bank when the men entered. The customers who entered the bank during the hold-up were J. W. Bryan and G. C. Hooker. Three Texas Rangers rushed here — two of them from Henderson and the other from San Augustine — to aid local officers in their hunt for the robbers. Sixteen miles out of Carthage on the Henderson highway the robbers abandoned the car they used in the holdup and continued their flight in another car. Officers considered it likely they may have doubled back toward Shreveport. Officers had reason to believe the robbery was committed by three men who had been camping since last Saturday near where the car was abandoned. The campers had posed as oil scouts and a woman was with them. Nearly 100 officers gathered here upon receiving word of the robbery. County and local officers came from all over this part of East Texas to Join in the search for the robbers. Witness Periled OfMrs.Hags Under Dispute JOHN McCARTY -in Dalhart Texan—Old Loco is a very happy young man. The Rotarian magazine will soon use a poem of mine, "The Rotary Viewpoint." . . . And all the time I wanted to make a soft ball player. Life is like that. THE NEWSHOUND in Chillicothe News—Never complain about your wife spending money. She can always cite where you spend more on tobacco. We don't know what weapon wives could use if there wasn't tobacco. T. A. LANDERS in McLean News —There is a mighty fine chance for ft public spirited land owner in Gray county to see that the county park board has a suitable site offered for a county park. A long-time lease might be as acceptable as an outright gift of the land; however, surface rights to the land should not cost much for such a project. L.D. AND MOLLIE SHAW in Higgins News—Home, after all, Is the place in which to educate the coming generation in those commendable virtues that will make decent citizens and bring back the wanderers into a safe and sane mode of life and thought. The Jack of interest in culture and worthwhile things may be traced to home influences and home surroundings. See COLUMN, Norris Acts to Take Postof f ice Out of Politics AUSTIN, Feb. 4 (AP)— Quick adjournment of the senate today averted possibility of . immediate action of Gov. James V. Alfred's selection of Representative Sarah T. Hughes as a Dallas county district judge. The governor planned 1 to submit I the nomination for confirmation, but the senate adjourned before it was received. Governor Allred, in an interview, said he believed Mrs. Hughes was legally qualified, but he had no objection to the attorney general being asked for an opinon. "I am willing to abide by the attorney general's ruling," Allred said. "If the senator (Westerfield will likewise obey it." Senator Claud Westerfeld of Dallas had stated he would oppose her confirmation, urging as one of his reasons doubt of her eligibility. COUNTY CLERK DIES SAN ANGELO, Feb. 4 (AP)— Funeral services conducted here today for James B. Keating, 73, Tom Green county clerk 1 since 1908 and a resident of here for 60 years. He died early Sunday. Mr. Keating was the third clerk the county ever had and had worked under the other two. He had been elected on alternate years for the last 26 years, several times against opposition, but alwajys 'the winner. He had been re-elected to his 13th term last year. Miss Betjv Blythe of Borger spent the week -end visiting' in the home of hfer mother, Mi's. Lillian A. Blythe. WASHINGTON. Feb. 4. (/P)—An "anti-politics" bill under which James A, Farley would have to resign either as postmaster general or democratic national chairman was Introduced in the senate today by Senator Norris (R-Neb.). The bill, the • Nebraskan said, "takes the post office department, from top to bottom, out of the control and domination of partisan politics." The president, with the approval of the senate, would select the postmaster general for a ten-year term. Instead of the present system whereby congressmen have an important voice in the appointment of postmasters, all employes would be selected by the postmaster general for "merit and efficiency" only, Norris said. Promotions would be on the same basis. Explaining the anti-politics clause, the Nebraskan said: "The bill provides that no postmaster or other official of the post- office department, including the postmaster general himself, shall be chairman or a member of any poi- ttical commltte and shall not take part in the management of any political campaign. The postmaster general 'is directed to remove any official guilty of such practice and the president is directed to femoye the postmaster geneva} if lie engages in any such political activity." 1 7T West Texas: Fair, somewhat warmer in east portion tonight; Tuesday fair-, Bound with- sash cord, Mrs. Fannette Rlvkin, above, was rescued from her blazing Bronx beauty parlor, after, she charged, an attempt had been made to murder her because she refused to "get mixed up" in the Hauptmann case, by testifying about money which the prisoner's wife spent In her establishment. UP LONELINESS Greta and Dietrich Head'for Smashing- Climax HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 4. W 3 )—Greta Garbo is through with ,lthe Iffc of.,a recfus-c, if the ynof'-i' •v«iU oBscrters in 'screen, land's real life drama know theirlJHoSlywoiOd. There have been many heated rivalries between top-notch stars of the screen, but that between the former Stockholm hat model and Marlene Dietrich, appears to be heading fpr a smashing climax never before experienced in the film colony. Crowding each other for popularity in foreign marts, these two stars now ,work at separate studios, but rumors persist that in the near future Dietrich may swing over to the film company that employs Garbo. Up to this point, the dramatization of the popularity duel between Greta and Marlene has been ingenious. They have been under the same business agent. Occasionally they have been seen with the same friends. Both led similarly quiet lives, with mystery cloaking their coining and going in public places. Suddenly, Dietrich espoused the male attire of men—trousers, sack- coat, four-in-hand tie. Garbo, who had been wearing, and still wearing the rugged sports attire, may have pondered the price of her hermit existence in her high walled Beverly Hills estate, while Marlene was seen and photographed at public places in men's evening' clothes. For a long time Garbo remained aloof from the competition with her See GARBO, Page 8 Muleshoe Woman Dies of Injuries LUBBOCK, Feb. 4 (AP)—Injuries that Miss Sarah Hinkston, 81, of Muleshoe suffered Jan. 26 when she fell down a. flight of stairs there led to her death Sunday in a sanitarium here. She' had suffered fractures of her right arm and shoulder, and, because of her age, her condition was serious from the beginning. Death occurred at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The body will be sent to Cameron, Nebraska, for burial. Miss Hinkston was born in Pennsylvania and came to the plains from Nebraska. She had made her home the last 21 years with a brother, Charles Hinkston, near Muleshoe', in Fanner county. Defense Witness Says Man In Car With Ladder Had A Resemblance To Hauptmann FUNERAL TO BE TUESDAY AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH As (he saddening climax In a dramatic vi'd-1 nn the i><!i-l of FliyslcipiiK. fiimi'v and friends to save her 1CV. iHl'c v-rbarri Ann Studer, daughter nf ^Ir. iinel Mrs. H. Otto SlndKr. if 1)18 IWarv Kll^n s'rcct, I'-•-' •><, 5:?I .->.. m. today the spark of lift* which hnd dimmed intermittently for several days. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the First Presbyterian church with the Rev. L. Burney Shell in charge, assisted by Uie Rev. C. F. Lincnster. long-time friend cf the Studcr family. Wide interest nnd sympathy were aroused us Mends of the fnmily offered their services and nhys'niaiis did all that was po;-nble. Blood transfusions given by Clarence Barrett and Howard Buckingham brought color back in the pale fnce, but complications from which she suffered were too great. Barbara Ann was five years old, having been born November 25, 1929. She was a favorite of hundreds who knew her nnd who were attracted by her sweet personality. With her smaller brother, Stanley, she attended the Sunday school of the F s irst JPceshyfefiari chfcrch, y.urt'w^.s taught in the Primary department by Mrs. J. M. McDonald. Stanley, too, hns been ill of influenza but was improved today. Pall bearers for th= -funeral will be B. C. Low, LeRoy Miller, Howard Buckingham, and Clarence Barrett. Flower ladles, members of the London Bridge club, will include Mrs. P. O. Sanders, Mrs. Clarence Barrett, Mrs. Julian Barrett, Miss Margaret Buckler, Miss Virginia Faulkner, Mrs. John Sturgeon, Mrs. W. J. Smith, Mrs. B. C. Low, Mrs. Arthur Swanson, Mrs. Bert Curry, Mrs. J. M. Lybrand, Mrs. M. C. Overton, and Mrs. John Studer. Besides her parents and small brother, the. child Is survived by the grandfathers, Dr. A. R. Sawyer of Pampa and J. C. Studer of Canadian; five uncles, who are CaTl, Lloyd. Oscar, and John Studer and Kenneth Sawyer; and one aunt, Lola Studer. Chief Alibi Witness Changes Story in Testimony (A complete running account of the qiiestion-andranswcr testimony in the Hauptmann trial today may be found on pages 7 and 8.) LATE WS WASHINGTON, Feb. 4. (IP)— Congress was asked today to provide $98,185,500 to operate four government departments and at the same time heard of administration plans to seek new markets for American commerce. A report on the appropriation bill for the state, justice, commerce and labor departments disclosed the probability that President Roosevelt may draft outstanding business leaders to go aboard and aid in finding new customers. VALENCIENNES, France, Feb. 4. OP)—Striking steel workers swinging- clubs studded with razor blades engaged in a fierce clash with police today at Trith-Saint-Leger near here, carrying off a score of injured when finally routed. Two mobile g-uards were seriously hurt. VALLEE CASE OPENS NEW YORK, Feb. 4. (#>) — The much-postponed dispute between Rudy Vallee, crooner; and his estranged wife, Fay Webb Vallee, over money matters came to trial in supreme court today, and forthwith went into the conference stage. THREE PANHANDLE COUNTIES ARE SCHEDULED TO HAVE TREE PLANTINGS IN SHELTERBELT Wheeler, Collingsworth and Childress Are Likely to Get First Projects, That the Panhandle will be included, in the first tree planting in the federal shelterbelt is shown in the Forestry News Digest just received. Trees will be planted in a 150-mile project which will touch the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. ..J In the garly spring, about four million trees will be planted, with 39.0Q0 in each project. The trees will Jie obtained' from nurseries (n. the drought area. It is estimated that 140 man days of work will be required for each mile, for a total cf 21,000 man days for the 150 miles of planting. The activity will include njursery production, ground cultivation, fence construction, and planting; The exact location of the plantings will be determined by Secretory of Agriculture Wallace and. Chief Forrester Silcox. Planting for this spring havq tentatively been decided for northwestern Wheeler county, east of LeFors; for north central QolHngsworth county, north of Wellington; and for north central Qhildjess county, in Texas. TJ. ft. foresters Mint out that in some parts of the drought area are windbreaks more than fifty years old. In many instances, it is claimed, farmers have made good crops on the lea side of the windbreaks, despite droughts.. In the tree planting, more than 50 per cent losses have been reported, but scientific planning is expected to raise this average under the new plan. Various species of trees and shrubs will be used in the shelter- belt, approximately as follows: Outside rows: Slue spruce, Oara- gana, choke cherry, buckthorn, buf- falq berry, sumac, willows, lilac. Next to outside rpws: Jlijissjan olive, By WILLIAM A. KINNEY (OopyriBlil,.1!l3ri.bv Tin- As»iii:lntiKl Proas) PLEMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 4. A wmnn restaurant proprietor '••-.'.•'fled In the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann today that she saw Violet Sharpe carrying a gray blanket on the evening on which Baby Charles A. Lindbergh, was kidnaped. Miss Sharpe committed suicide not long after the kidnaping. Mrs. Anna Bonesteel said the ".ill came in her restaurant near the ferry at Yonkers, N. Y., which connects with Alpine, N. J., at 7:30 p. m. the night of March 1, 1932. " 'She came in. She had a gray blanket on her arm." Mrs. Bonesteel testified. "She said 'I am waiting for someone.' She kept looking out and opening the door and several times I said, 'Gee she looks like a lieu on n. hot griddle. Why don't Kb- .step that'." Tho court oredered the "hen on the hot griddle" remark stricken fiom the record. Mrs. Bonesteel said, on cross-examination, there was no baby with Violet Sharpe. "She left when she saw a car came down," the restaurant woman testified of the maid. "She put her hand up to it. It slowed up and tl)(s car stopped about 200 feet away from our restaurant. She ran up to the car, she got in it and the car drove away." The witness said she was in court ready to .testify last Friday, but went hon'jfe when tjie cqyrt ordered; Uhe' aisle cleared. The state tried to show that Mrs. Bonesteel was mistaken as to the time Violet Sharpe came into her restaurant. "Don't you know, as a matter of fact, that Violet Sharpe never left the Morrow home until 8 or 8:30 that night?" "I don't know," she replied. Attorney General David T. Wil- entz showed her a picture, which he said was of Violet Sharpe, and asked her if it wasn't a picture of the girl in the restaurant that night. "That isn't Violet Shferpe," the witness disputed him. Looking at the same picture again, she changed her testimony. "I think it is Violet Sharpe;" she said. "I am sure it is Violet Sharpe." Wilentz said it was the last picture taken of Violet Sharpe. FLEMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 4 —Bruno Riahard Hiauptmaain's defense today produced support for one of his important alibis, See HAUPTMANN, Page 8 WHITESBORO'S CITY MARSHAL SHOT TO DEATH Slayer Is Accused of Attacking- Woman; Admits Drinking 1 SHERMAN, Feb. 4. (/P)—Harold Locke, 27, a former reformatory inmate, today pleaded guilty to a charge of slaying Ches Estes, Whitesboro city marshal, and to attacking a young Whitesboro woman, early yesterday at Whitesboro. Estes died today in a Sherman hospital of gunshot wounds. Locke was ordered held without bond following examining trial and charges were scheduled to be presented to a grand jury later today. Frank Stearns, an employe of the cafe where the shooting occurred, gave an eye-witness version of the affair. The young woman whom Locke admitted attacking, was in the courtroom when the prisoner was brought in under heavy guard. She broke down and began to sob. She asked permission to leave the courtroom and did not testify. •Sheriff J. Benton Davis testified instead, telling the story the woman told him yesterday at Whitesboro. The man, arrested later at his home, told officers and newspapermen that he had been drinking whisky purchased with money obtained from the county relief fund. He admitted the shooting. Customers of the restaurant were threatened with death if they disclosed his where abouts as the man barricaded himself behind a kitchen counter and awaited Estes' 1 arrival, The man extinguished kitchen lights, levelled e, shotgun over, the counter and fired as gates stepped into the door. Customers were unable to warn Estes of "the man's presence. WOULD STOP ISSUANCE OF RESTRAINING ORDERS AUSTIN, Feb. <C(/Ph- Two bills to curb the authority of district courts to Utnie injunctions restraining the Texas railroad commission from enforcing: Its oil conservation orders were offered in • the Texas house today by Representative II. R. Stovall of Waxa- hachic. One of the bills would prohibit issuance of temporary restraining orders or Injunctions by a district court until notice had been served on the commission and the state accorded opportunity to answer. No hearing could be held until expiration of ten days from service. The bill also would require plaintiffs to post a bond and would provide for immediate appeal of district court decisions to the courts of civil appeals where the cases would receive precedence. The second proposal would vest the state supreme court with orginal Jurisdiction to set aside all restraining orders, of district judges in which judicial discretion had been arbltarily exercised or abused. A special meeting of the house judiciary was held on the bills and tb,ey were referred to a sub-committee for'report. Authors'Will seek to pass them through the house under. suspension of'Hhe rules. The bills were drafted by the attorney general's department. Prospects for an anticipated bitter fight between the housfe and senate of the Texas legislature over; a resolution to Investigate corporate, connections and income of members grew dim.. Representative Traylor Bussell of Mount Pleasant, sponsor of the house resolution, said he would let the subject drop since the senate broadened the scope of the proposed inquiry to encompass virtually all departments of government, including campaign expenses of the chief elective officers. Bussell said he • would ask the house to reject the seriate amendment to the house resolution and would not ask appointment of a conference committee, definitely ending the matter. The house resolution would have provided for a committee to pre- ,• pare a questionnaire to be answer- • ed under oath showing private eni« ployment of members. Senators, objecting to certain terms in the house resolution, proposed to carry the inquiry into other fields. The resolution was the subject of extended debate in the senate last week. Russell said he would prepare a simple resolution on legislative employment that would apply only to house members and "let the senate do as it pleased." •^- ; Rogers Daughter Will Make Debut On Stage Tonight NEW YORK, Feb. 4. (/P) — Tonight's a big night in the Will Rogers family, for Mary Rogers is going to make her theatrical debut on Broadway in a comedy, "On To Fortune." • . ''Her''name won't be in lights. She has only a small part, but for her it means the start 'of a New YprK stage career which she hopes will take her along the same high road to fame traveled by her father. The philosophical Rogers will not be present at.her opening performance. He attended the rehearsals last week, but had to leave New York last night for the west cpas,i. Maty has had a desire to act ever since she was a child. Several years ago, under the name of Mary Howard, she appeared in a motion picture, "My Weakness," in which LU- ian Harvey was the star. The play in which she will appear tonight was written by Lawrence Langner and Armina Marshall. The leading roles will t>6 played by Roy Atwell, Ilka. Chase and Glen Anders. I Saw • t • Dr. Roy A. Webb playing hi? first golf yesterday since J-~ —• fered a broker* arm several ago , ,. . Sen Wagner wag'., those who got fe sunburn y< <foy. •_•..-. W *»y wouwr said Joe Burrow who was '
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