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Twinkles Like the amateur buffalo hunt- t«¥ who caught a buffalo by the tail and couldn't turn loose, we Waded. Into ttauptmann trial and «an't let to. Snt be as patient as Jwssible; it'll be over before football talk starts next fall. Elephant bones and teeth 60,000 years Old (more or less) have been found near Borger.' It must make that city feel exceedingly babyish by comparison. By the time the Young Democrats grow up! there probably won't be any democrats. Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW frAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center ampa vioocwftnn HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa * VOL. 28. NO. 3260 • (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 5, 1935. (Eight Pages Today) • PRICE FIVE CENTS • Britain Threatens To Isolate Germany By Defensive Air Alliance DEFENSE .'With'the O. O. P. lambasting him for going too far and Labor for not going far Enough, Mr. Roosevelt must feel that he is on the right track. Well, we're » legal voter and fhe West Foster grouth Isn't. He Soys the liquor question was ftl- way* a mess and always will be, so "he 'doesii't care to carry the •ejtpc.rtmftit further In any direction, 5 wet or dry. Musing of the moment: The real reason why we couldn't afford to Join the World Court is that we're babes in the woods in international, diplomacy and we were afraid to join. Even ihe Russians can teach us. a trick or two. We're not even good horse 'traders .... But we won't leanvmuch by build- Ing a fence around our borders. Our bankers will break over and make more foolish loans anyway, In all probability. Brevitorials IT IS NOT too early to begin plan- A ning the recreational activities of tlie hundreds of Pampa children next summer. Everyone who has .studied the situation knows that opportunities for wholesome recreation in this community are very poor during summer months. The result is reflected in problems of juvenile delinquency, which are far more serious here than many per- Q FISCH TOOK MONEY Townsend Defends Plans as Sane sons—including parents— realize. The ypungsters are no worse in motive and impulse than those of previous generations, but their temptations arfc greater. The energies of growing children must have outlets. rpHE TEXAS TAX RELIEF com- A .''mittee writes that the owners of -homes, farms, ranches, and other real estate in Texas paid $150,000,000 in. state, county, city, and district- taxes in 1932. In 1933, collec- >• 'lions' ••"; from the same sources amounted: to $120,000,000, or a .^.Shrinkage.: of .thirty ..millions,. .Col . "' leotttmsJ ' " far'' 1934" will show tf still •. further' deoltter'due partly ^to the exemption on the first $3,000 of homesteads. . . . This array of statistics Is given as an argument in favor of the sales tax. . . . This is in sharp disagreement with figures produced against the sales tax, from the standpoint of the sufficiency of state revenues. Opponents of the tax look at the millions of unpaid, delinquent taxes as a source of revenue to remove the state deficit. Land and home owners and real estate men say that much of th'ls delinquent tax account is hopeless and that to collect most of it yrouid amount to confiscation of property. WHO HOPE to escape the tax belong to the same mHOSB A oolpr group which hopes tha(. there will be no social legislation—such as old- age pensions, which would require new revenue. In this they ure in the same group with salaried and working men who oppose the sales tax as a levy on wages. Yet the latter are scrapping for the old-age pensions. It all adds up to about this: Real estate tax burdens must be cut. State revenues must bs increased if we are to have continued rellof appropriations and social legislation. Where is that additional revenue to pomp from, if not from properly taxes? A sales tax? Or what? QMALLPOX can be eliminated as ^ a tause of illness and death if every pe'son would be vaccinated 9 gainst this disoasj at least every five years. writes Dr. John W. Brown,, state health officer. There were almost ' 800 cases repcrted to thn state department of health in 1934 Smallpox occurs most frequently pmohg young children under 14 years of age. The incubation period avqrages fiom 8 to 14 days, and the disease begins suddsnly with a severe headache and a high fever. The severe headache and the in- tsns; pain in the loins, back, and extremities are more characteristic pf smallpox than of any other disease occurring In temperate climates. At the end of 3 or 4 days of these preliminary symptoms, an eruption appears which, within a few hcurs. becomes distinctly raised above the general level of the skin. With the appearance of the eruption the fever subsides and the patient becomes more comfortable. In- contradistinction to chickenpox, the eruption does not occur in crops, but goes through its development in a characteristic fashion nearly simultaneously all over the body. At .present there is an increasing lack of vaccination among school children, and they contribute a . menace to the state v Is is right to sit complacently by and allow this disease to gain a foothold, when a very simple weapon )s in a position which would make the occurence Impossible? Every community is in a position to determine the amount of smallpox it wishes to have. Vaccination is an economical pleasure easily within the reach Of all and brings protection. The disease is •within human control and our ad-, vice to t,he people of Texas is to get vaccinated if you have not been *-•"-'" the J«st five UNITED STATES ASKED TO COOPEttATE WITH GREAT POWERS LONDON, Feb. 5 (/P) —Great Britain has informed all other interested powers, Including the United States, that unless Reiclis- fuchrcr Hitler's response to the ^ Anglo-French proposals is favorable, Germany will be isolated by defensive air alliances. A check of all foreign embassies today disclosed that the British foreign office has communicated with them verbally, removing all doubt that an Anglo-French air alliance at least is definitely agreed upon, even should Germany reject the poposals. The British government has asked, the United States through Ray Atherton, counsellor of the United States embassy, to agree to repeal the military clauses of the separate peace treaty sighed between the United States and. Germany, provided settlement of Europe's problems is reached on the basis of the Anglo-French proposals. The military clauses of the Versailles treaty were duplicated in the American pact. Aside from this, it was explained, the only active part the United States is expected to take in carrying out the new formula is to join in a disarmament convention. It is understood .Great Britain made clear to Atherton that there are Jio -secret,'.agreements, between France and England.- It was understood that this same assurance has also been given to^ Germany. 'COMMUNIST IS BEHIND BARS IN MMNSASJAIL Sharecroppers' Head Fined For Calling Men Together LEPANTO. Ark., Feb. 5 (IP}— Described by the city's prosecutor as "commuulstJq in nature," Ward H. Rodgers, 24-year-old college graduate and former federal relief educator, remained behind jail bars here today awaiting continuation of testimony tomorrow in his trial on a •har'ge of barratry by inciting litigation. In the cell with hirti was* Lucien Koch, 27. director of Commonwealth -ollege of Mena, Ark., facing a similar charge as the outgrowth pf activities of the two in the organization of east Arkansas tenant farm- irs. His trial is scheduled to follow that of Rodgers. Each was fined $50 by Mayor M. P. Smith yesterday on charge of "b- :truct|ng steeds and alleys of Lepanto with a rally of sharecroppers here Saturday, The barratry count Vallee's Wife 'Most Disloyal 9 Lawyer Shouts "If you believe that my old age pension plan is cock-eyed, you must also believe that millions of people who are behind it are cockeyed," declared Dr. Frank E. Townsend, appearing: before the House Ways and Means Commit- tee to "set it right." Townsend is shown, right, after he rose from n. hospital bet! to make his plea. With him is Representative John S. McBroarty of California, who introduccii the bill for the Townsend plan in the House. Mystery Program Described As "Startling" In Some Of Its Aspects. Mark February 19 on your calendar of events as an evening to give to Pampa. That is the request of the Board of City Development, which will LAT&NEWS ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 5. (AP) — Two state senators telegraphed an apology to President Roosevelt to- Senator Hucy P. ana, "The greate; all times" to address the house today. have its quarterly banquet on that | day f ' or the action O f the state date. house of representatives in inviting Gllmore N. Nunn, a member of the senator Hucy P. Long of Louisi- bcnrd, will be toastmaster. The time anll| "The greatest^ demagogue of and place will be announced later. The event will be a follow-up of the Industrial banquet, held a few weeks ago. Reports will be heard concerning committee work on plans for this year. The banquet will amount to a "planning.session" for the city. But that's not all. Part of Uie program will remain a mystery until the banquet begins: It will concern a few projects which cannot, for reasons that will be obvious, be made public now. Those interested in help'ng to assuro the future stability of Pampa and all who wish to hear talks on opportunities which are described as almost "startling" will be urged U> buy tickets^ for the banquet. Pampan's Father, also was filed as the result of Saturday's meetings. Atley Delaney, 22, a Common- "•ealth college student, and Robert Baker, 32; a former federal relief laborer, taken in custody with Rodgers and Koch, were at liberty today B.fter Mayor Smith, an ex-officio justice of the peace, announced that formal charges had not been placed against them on the court docket. The recess in the Lepanto case allowed G. T. Carpenter, attorney for the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, to appear, in Cross county circuit court at Wynne today a' -jounsel for the two white men and two negroes, accused of interfering with labor as an outgrowth of their alleged activities in the organization of sharecroppers. The case is an appeal from a magistrate's court conviction. DALLAS, Feb. 5 (/P)—A heavily avmed body of officers, led by Sher iff K. A. Schmid, started out thii afternoon to raid a suspected hide out of Raymond Hamilton and hi bi ether, Floyd, who barely "cs«ape( death in a police trap at a apart men house here early today. City Purchases Old Bonds, Ending Interest Costs City commissioners last night entered an order purchasing $16,000 In outstanding water and sewer bond;;, .'cries of 1922, out of surpluses in the bond interest and .sinking fund. The ;jom». bore Interest at the rate of 0 per cent, hence by finding holders willing to sell the $16,000 worth the city stopped interest with a resultant, saving of hundreds of Rudy Is First Witness To Take Stand Against His Estranged Spouse, Faye. IJY HOMER McCOY, Associated Press Staff Writer. NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (/P)—An attorney for Rudy Vailce, shouted today in supreme court that Fay Webb Vallco, estranged wife of the orchestra leader "was the most dl'<loyal woman ever married to a man." Brought into open court after a day of fruitless conferences, the .ase remained closed to the public n keeping with the order of Justice Salvatore Cotillo that admission be imlted to newspaper reporters. Outlining the defense case in Mrs. Vallee's action to invalidate a sepa- •ation agreement whereby she gets ilOO a week, Hyman Bushel said: We will sliow that Mrs. Vallee was the most disloyal woman ever narrlcd to a man, that she did not deserve a nickel, that she got $100 a week too much." The alleged romance .between Mrs. Vallee and Gary Leon, an adagio dancer, was injected into the case, by Bushel. "We will show that she carried on with Leon Garfield Leon, otherwise known as Gary Leon," Bushel said. Justice Cotillo frequently had to urge him to be less oratorical. 'This is not a summation," Justice Cotillo told Bushel. Bushel spoke of records made of ;elephonic conversations between the follower of terpischore and the plaintiff, the contents of which, when made public last winter, caused major sensation. The attorney, said that when Vallee found out how "disgracefully his wife had acted," she called east her father, Clarence E. Webb, police chief of Santa Monica, Calif., that Webb listened to the records and took his daughter away with him. Thomas I. Sheridan, counsel for Mrs. Vallee, told the court that he would prove that his client was induced to sign the separation agreement by "tricks and artifices," and that she did not have the advice of an attorney. "We will show," Sheridan said, "that Rudy Vallee, a singer, for a period of years earned upward of $350,000 a year, that the $100 a week is clearly inadequate." In a surprising move, Vallee was the first witness Sheridan called to the stand. He gave his name as Hubert Prior Vallee. The records of the Mrs. Vallee- Gary Leon conversations were brought into thejiourt. Local Chorus in Char.ge of Name The name of the organization is the Philharmonic chorus, instead of choir. Faces Revolt ASKS GOVERNMENT FIND USES FOR GAS WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. (XP)— Representative Marvin Jones of Texas, chairman of the house agriculture committee, has been Im-ying himself lately tvJMi a quiet campaign which he hopes will le»d to creation of a-\ "authority" for the va«l gas field in the Texas Panhandle. However, the practicability of actually launching- a drive for such an authority will await passage of the president's work relief bill and his revelation of the manner in which the huge sum will be spent. "The potential power in this vast field is greater probably than all the water power that is being used n the ' United States," Jones told John W. Finch, director of the jureau of mines, in a letter, "and I was hoping that some provision might be made similar to the Tennessee valley authority which would make possible rural electrification." "Gas can be had in unlimited quantities in this field at from one ;o two cents per thousand," he told Donald R. Bichberg, executive director of the national emergency council. "The usual price in the field is about two cents, but the The change in name was voted, according to John Skelly, president because of the misunderstandings which had been noted. Because of the name originally taken, the organization was often connected with .some church, whereas it is a community chorus. The group has begun rehearsals of "Pinafore." the comedy opera written by Gilbert and Sullivan Federal Program Praised By Hardware Men AMARILLO, Fe'b. 5.—The federal clollnr.s. Interest on the amount I about "the lass that loved a sailor.' «. better housing program is the greatest single force for producing business ever conceived, R. N. Ballow of Dallas told delegates to the 26th annual contention of the Panhandle Hardware and Implement association here today. • Ballow is a representative of the National Pfctot. Varnish, and The Rev. S. J; Upton, father of Mrs J. O. Gillham of Pampa, died suddenly Monday at his home in phoenix, Ariz. Rev. Upton had M -n in ill health for some time, but his sudden passing was a shock to his family. Rev. Upton, a "uperanuated Methodist minister, for many years was a member of the Northwest Texas conference. HS" served churches at Plainview, Lockney, Tahoka, and Roscoe. In 1SD3, Rev. Upton was_ transferred to the West Texas conference and was pastor of Trinity church, San Angelo, for" two years. In 1925, he was transferred to the Arizona conftrence. He serve-d pastorates at Nogales, Peoria, Safford, and Phoenix. He retired from the active ministry three years ago on account of failing health. He is survived by his wife, four sons, and two daughters. The sons are S. B. Upton of Kingsmill, Texas, Roy A. Upton, Harrington, 111.; G. S. Upton, Gunnison, Colo.; and W. C. Upton, Oklahoma City, Okla. The daughters are Mrs. H. L. Pace of Roseville, Oalif. and Mrs. J. O. bought had been accumulating at the rale of $960 annually. With the purchase, the city over the last several years has obtained half of the outstanding bonds. The remainder of $40,000 may be cut down later. The last of the bond maturities will end in 1962. unless earlier purchases are arranged. Tax collections last month were gratifying. A total of $2,650.40 in delinquent taxes was paid. Current taxes psid totaled $10,278.43 bring- ng total collections to $12,928.83 for the month. The next quarterly city tax pay- nerils are due on or before Feb. 28. association. Rivers Peterson, editor of the Oillham of pampa. Interment will tie . at Phoenix, Hardware %etsller, * Indianapolis, Irid., and, qilfton Rhodes of Louis- - 'also appeared on the , , convention . will this afternoon with election of ottloew' «fo ""—*— but funeral arrangements have not been made awaiting arrival of relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Gillham left today at attend the funeral: «» Miss Olotille McCallister left Sunday to visit Helen Brabham, a former schoolmate at Texas Women's college. She will upend the week in Port Worth. With costumes, lighting effects, action, and a realistic setting, the pro- duqtfon is expected to be attractive to the general public. His government threatened with overthrow. President Gabriel Terra of TJrrfiayi, above, is fighting several rebel groups which -re moving toward the capital, Montevideo. A veteran of yi! us of guerilla, warfare, Basilio Muncz, is leading the attack by Ihc insurgents. Terra is serving his second four-year term as president. REILLY NOW ASSERTS FISCH OBTAINED MONEY By WILLIAM A. KINNEY Copyright, 1!>36. hy The Associated Prccs. FLEMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 5.— Bruno Richard Hauptmann's defense today produced a witness Who testified he saw the late Isa- dot- Fisch jump over a wall at St. Raymond's cemetery, the Bronx, on the night the $50,000 futile Lindbergh ransom was paid there. The testimony was given by Benjamin Hcicr, 24, who identified himself as a, writer now employed as a restaurant cashier. He said he was in a parked car with a young lady, who later married another man and who is now dead, and saw Fisch leap to the sidewalk from the cemetery wall on the night of April Z, 1932. MUCH 'FLU' AND 'BAD COLDS' IN CITY REPORTED Sale Of Remedies In New High At All Drug* Stores Pampa, in common with most, of West Texas, is in the grip of "bad colds" and influenza, with a noticeable increase in communicable diseases which largely affect children. Some 1 cases of the flu have been severe enough to confine patients for several days. Several weeks ago there was a marked tendency for ,. , the flu to be followed by pneu- of Amarillo to Secretary Ickes which, mon i a TMSJ tendency apparently TV>««cj t?n)rl *'nil me cnivin fiirf Vint* ivi_ ' _ '. . _ii__ i _ i _ -,~i *. i-.tr amount available H can be contracted so great that it on a scale at much less than this figure. Gas at :his rate is cheaper than would be ths cost of shoveling coal in the toiler if the coal were delivered free X) the furnace door." He sent a letter from Tom Currie Jones said "gives some further indication of the tremendous natural gas resources in the Panhandle section." "As I have indicated previously," See JONES, Page 7. West Texas: Partly cloudy, cold-, er in north portion tonight; Wednesday, partly cloudy, colder in ROGERS V PLAY POKES FUN AT FDRPROJECTS Father Rogers' Would Undoubtedly Call Play 'Ornery' . BY MARK BARRON, Associated Press Staff Writer. NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (IP)— Will Rogers would call it "ornery," and undoubtedly Broadway witnessed its "orneriest" first night when it saw his 19-year-old daughter, Mary, make her New York stage debut in "On to Fortune." Ornery, in this case, means something both bewildering and paradoxical. ' Mary Rogers, in her role of an in- genue, proves to be a fetching, eagei trouper. In her part, as the fiancee of a wavering banker's son, she is romantic, calm, collected, and much prettier than the "Follies" girls who used to compose a background for her father. As for the "ornery" side of the play, it has several facets which do southeast portion. See ROGERS, Page 7. TiFIES DIAMOND HE GAVE TO WAS BOUGHT FOR ZENANA TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 5 (fP>— The diamond in the engagement ring he giva Grace Brandon was the same jewel he bought for Mrs. Zenana Shepard, the wife he is accused of murdering, Maj, Chas. A, Shepard testified today. The 63-year-old retired army tuberculosis specialist, facing a federal court jury for the second time after a previous conviction had been set iside, said he did not give the ring to the b}ond Brooks field stenographer, now nearly 29, Until several months after Jdrs Shepard's death at Port Biley, Kan., June 15, 1939. The major said he bought the jewel in LOS Angeles for his second wife and teamed after her death she had pawned it in Om^hft while •> — the major was stationed there. He redeemed it for $280 and interest, he said in reply to questions of his chief counsel, C. L. Kagey. Major Shepard, who began his testimony as first defense witness late yesterday, denied flatly the testimony of Miss Brandon, key witness for the government, that h,e wrote her at the outset of Mrs. Shepard'B illness that she could not get well. At first, he said, he ex- pectejtj her to recover. Relating his home We with Mrs. ZJenana Shepard, the major said he an,d his wife bad lived apart for six y«ars and at some times she kept the door of her room locked. Major Shepajd denied he had writ- ten'Mlss Bwndftn that Mrs. Shepard had planned to go to Reno but hac changed her mind. Returning to Mrs. Shepard's ill ness, Shepard said that Maj. Pau Hawley, a government witness wanted to have some of Mrs. Shep ard's teeth removed but that Majo Rose, the dental officer, didn't wan them pulled. He told then of his efforts«to ge her to go to a hospital for th work. Q, What did she say? A. Blue said "you're trying. to ge out of that promise to me." I said "no, Col- Grlssinger say the doctor's hands are tied unles you go to the hospital." She sat Se? ^0irARp, Pa*e 4- abating, according to local phy- clans, but kidney trouble is a. revalent complication of the dis- ase. Uneven temperatures, insuffici- nt ventilation, over-eating while aking no outdoor exercise, and milar things are known to con- •ibute to the spread of the flu nd colds. A warm, dry winter, ith spread of bacteria through ust storms, Is always to be readed, said Dr. W. Purvlance, ounty health officer, Dr. R. A. Webb, city he'alth of- Jcer, said that fresh air, sun- nine, light exercise in the open, rinklng of plenty of water, mod- rate diet, and a well-regulated ystem could do more than any- tiing else to avoid serious illness ,t this season. Sufficient rest is jnportant, and it is always wise o go to bed at the first sign of a bad cold." Physicians should be onsulted 'before real danger ar- ives. Drug stores report that tlveir ales of cold remedies and phy- icians' prescriptions are near an all-time peak, with some sales mssing the best previous record vithin a week. Dr. Webb pointed out that the season of typhoid is not far off Those unable to buy the serum may obtain free immunization by :alling at his office. The serum umished by the state health de- mrtment. He also has free diph- ,herla toxoid. There are several cases of scar,et fever and measles in the community. FLEMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 5. (IP)— Bruno Richard Hauptmann's defense lost three legal skirmishes today and openly accused the dead Isador Fisch of collecting the $50,000 Lindbergh ransom. The court ruled out an effort by the defense to show that Fisch visited a woman la'te in 1933 at Bayside, Long Island, bearing certain packages. The court also suppressed, tempo'- 1 , rarily tit least, a defense subpoena which would have required Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf to produce the releases he gave to newspapers' during the Lindbergh kidnap- in- - vestigation, and ruled out the testimony of a theater patron with which the defense intended to attack the memory of a state witness who said Hauptmann spent a ransom bill on November 28, 1933. The defense hinted, through questions to a department of justice agent, John S. Seykora, that, It might attack the mental condition Dr. John F. (Jafsle) Condon, indbergh intermediary, who testi- ed he paid Hauptmann the ran- om money in a Bronx graveyard n the night of April 2, 1932: Through Phillip Moses, a Bronx axi driver, the defense sought to low the presence of four myster- ius men near the graveyard on the Ight of the payment. Niece Takes Stand Among many other witnesses who ook the stand before the noon re- ess was Mrs. Maria Mueller, Mrs. lauptmann's niece, who said [auptmann was at his own birth- ay party on the night of November 6. 1933, when he was alleged to ave spent a ransom bill in a theat- 1 r. The date was prior to the day n which Hauptmamv claimed Fisch ave him part of the ransom money an unopened shoe box. Edward J. Reilly, defense chief ounsel, asked the agent Seykora If IB knew of any report in existence vhich showed that Dr. Condon, had een examined by alienists. "I have never heard of any such eport," the agent said. Attorney General David T. Wil- uitz denied that there was any such act. Condon Praised "Did your investigation disclose hat in the Bronx he was looked upon as eccentric?" Reilly asked. I wouldn't say so, generally," said Seykora. "As a general term, 10. I am not qualified to say whether he is looked upon as being eccentric or not." "Did your investigation disclose the fact that he sometimes dressed See HAUPTMANN, Page 8. San Angelo Man Named Regent Of Texas University AUSTIN, Feb. 5. (ff) —Governo James V. Allred today appoints George Dillon Morgan of San An gelo to the board of regents of th University of Texas. Morgan woul succeed Charles I. Francis, of Hous ton. J. E, Josey of Houston was reap pointed to the board of regents o State Teachers colleges. Asked about a reported offer b Senator Claud Westerfeld of Dalla to abide by the wishes of a major ity of the Dallas Bar association o the appointment of Mrs. Sarah '. Hughes as district judge, Allre pointed out that the oonstitutlo said nothing about bar associations helping to mafce appointments, Kiwanians Are to Present Program For Rotary Club Pampa Kiwanians will be guest* of the Rotary dub at the First Methodist church tomorrow, and will present the program- There will be no meeting of thti Kiwanis club on Friday. Tomoi-row's program has been arranged by a committee headed by Alex Schneider. I Sou; . , * Mrs. John Hughes, 902 E. Browning, looking for a slx-month-old female setter bird dog which she said was white with black head and ears arid black spot on the back. answers to the name of Topsy will lie down fpr«peanuts, and is, best bird dog ever* says Mrs. Hughe?, , In a Olovis newspaper N. Me?v wildcats, champs, haye offered to Harvesters her? Qc.kob.er ' Ife

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