Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 19, 1937 · Page 1
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THE WEAf HH WIST fMAS: G&m&AiiX FAIR femattT ASiJ tugSDA*; WARM- feft IN NORTH PORTION TONIGHT jfeAr.aat^^.-,-^.^. . -—» r ^^m^^ r A Dependable Irutitution Serving Pampa and the Northeastern Panhandl* THE HIGH Pvy&LiFt VOtdft (9? THE PAMPA GAILY N6W0 AT THS TOP O' TEXAS, COVERING '&B6 HANDLE DAILY PROM SUNRISE SUNSET. (1310 KttOOYOLES). (VOL. 31. NO. 12) Full AP Leased Wire PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TffiXAS, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 19, 1937 8 PAGES TODAY .(PRICE FIVE CENTS) FDR PUNS RELIEF CUT; GOVERNORS OBJECT IS DEPLORED ROPER SAYS COMMON VIRTUES ARE ON WANE NEW YORK, April 19. (AP)— The nation's two outstanding needs, Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Roper said today, are to awaken people further to their responsibility for law and order and to halt "the deterioration of home life •• and'the common virtues inherent therein," ! VThe challenge is upon us as a people," he told the annual meeting, of the Associated Press (at the Waldorf-Astoria), "to realize that laws cannot be wisely constructed nor effectively enforced without the assistance, understanding, sympathy and cooperation of the people. . . . ; "It is therefore of prime importance that the people should be aroused, through thoroughly informed leadership, to study the theory and practice of this government and, their responsibilities i thereunder." , '' Rural Morality Lags 1 On the second point he said, "Census statistics disclose that those of our people who are best situated to typify character, integrity and intelligence/;^ 6 , not on the Increase. Those whoVhave contributed leadership In every field of our national life arc failing In the Important responsibility of self- production." • A "drift of rural population to the •• already congested cities," he said, is leading, to "the erosion of rural life." Along with "uncontrolled Industrialism," he added, '•the morality of the people has lagged behind our mechanical development." j He recommended that "the farm must be made to yield more profit B'nfJX.consideratiqn must be given to the social feature demand such ds-'grouping rural homes in the environment- of Industry! and at the same time, in proximity to agricultural acreage utilized by them as-a source of food supply." Challenges Continuous The growth of the newspaper industry from 970 daily papers in 1880 with four million circulation and an income of $90,000,000 to 2,100 .papers in 1937 with forty million circulation and an income of more than a billion dollars indi- (Jated strongly, he said, that newspapermen have wisely analyzed public desires and have ably arisen to _ their mission. But the challenges are continuous." : "In three-fourths of Europe," he continued, "the lamp of liberty is flickering if it has not gone out. Our own country is one of the few remaining strongholds of democracy- and its liberties. "To retain democracy's vigor and permanence here, its practice must be brought into harmony with its professions. The responsibility for making democracy work does not belong to one economic group or one political party. i "In carrying forward this objective program, the press should become an even stronger bulwark against Internal enemies which cause disequilibrium in our national life and become a more potent force for accelerating and safeguarding the progress of our civilization. : "The plan should contemplate," . Bee NUMBER 1, Page 8 ILLS - SAFE IS EBIPTK Safe-crackers left empty-handed last, night after an attempt to rob the, safe of the Consumers Service 'station, north of the Santa Fe railway depot. ; Constable Otis Hendrix today was investigating the attempted burglary, ^Hendrix stated that the burglars gained entrance to the main building with a skeleton key and then sawed their way through two •^ajls to get into the office. Operators of the station reported that; there was nothing in the safe and that it'had been left unlocked. The burglars fled, leaving their tools on the floor of the office. i Heard.. 'That eligible bachelors about totyh are trying' to Join the Pampa jayoee Softball team which will l?.attJe the Hollywood beauties of Miss Betty compson here Saturday night. Business Manager Harvey powns reports the Jaycee roster complete so there is no chance, Pan, Harold, Fred, Bob, Pel, Jim- mje, Jeff, and BJUI. r ffe»r line bewWui auto, seat cov ers. Finest materials. Very reuson- a,Wf>< pr}ce.- Smith Charges Pollution Of Streams Here The Amarillo Philharmonic orchestra under the direction of Dr. H. L.'Robinson, conductor, will give a free concert by request of local band directors and teachers, here Thursday night at the high school auditorium. David MacPherson will be guest soloist for the evening. He is director of music for Polk Street Methodist church. The orchestra which Includes 10 first violins, 11 second violins, five violas, four cellos, two bases, two flutes, one oboe, four clarinets, two bassoons, three horns, three trumpets, three trombones, one tuba, tympanf, percussion, piano and a harp, will play an ambitious program. Band directors are anxious that a large crowd attend. The orchestra charges an admission price of 75 cents up at Amarillo concerts. The program will Include Boiel- diu's Caliph of Bagdad Overture, Beethoven's Andante from the 5th Symphony, Allegretta Scherzando and Menuetto from 8th symphony, Beethoven, and compositions by van Weber, Schubert, Bizet and others. MARTIN FILES AGAINST WASHINGTON, April 19 (/P)—Homer Martin, president of the United Automobile workers, announced today the U. A. W. had filed charges of "discrimination and Intimidation" against Henry Ford with the National Labor Relations board. Martin said the charges were filed at the board's Detroit office. Martin flew here from Detroit today to discuss with the U. A. W. executive board the strike at General Motors plants in Oshawa. Ontario, and plans to organize the Ford Motor company plant. "We already have drawn up plans for organization of Ford workers," Martin said, "probably the only tiling we will vote on is a sympathy strike at General Motors plants in this country." Martin declined to forecast what the board would do, or express a personal opinion as to the advisability of a second series of strikes in United States plants of General Motors. INITIATED INTO ELKS Thirty new members will be initiated Into the Pampa Klks club at a special session tonight at 8 o'clock in the club rooms on West Kingsmill avenue. Lee McConnell, new exalted ruler, will preside over the meeting which will close with a Dutch lunch.- All members are urged to be present. A drive to halt pollution of Gray county river and creek beds was brought to the stage of court action today when Charles Smith, of Canadian, deputy state game warden! filed complaint against a local oil company. Deputy Smith charged In his complaint, filed with County Attorney Joe Gordon, that the company Is polluting the North Fork of Red river by permitting waste oil to run Into the river bed. Rains wash the water down through ranches and pollutes the drinking water on stock farms, Mr. Smith stated. He also said the oil in the water kills fish when it is washed farther down to fish- stocked streams. "It is a practice in violation of state law," the game warden said, "and it is one that will have to be stepped." Mr. Smith intimated that other complaints would be filed in Gray county. The Pampa- Borger-Dumas highway project was placed in line to be considered as the Panhandle No. 1 job, a delegation of 22 Panhandle citizens were assured this morning when they appeared before the Texas highway commission In Austin, according to a telegram received early this afternoon from Garnet Reeves, manager of the Pampa Board of City Development. No basolute assurance was given, however, that the project would be approved and the delegation decided to try and secure an interview with Governor James V. Allred and with individual members of the highway commission. Speakers before the commission included County Judge Sherman White of Gray county, Reno Stinson, chairman of the Pampa B. C. D. highway committee, Judge Norman Coffee of Hutchlnson county, Judge Noel McDade of Moore county, and Judge J. 0. Jackson of Carson county. Senator Clint C. Small of Amarillo agreed with speakers that the road was needed worse than any other Panhandle road at this time. Also present at the hearing were Rep. Eugene Worley of Shamrock, Rep. Max Boyer of Perryton, and Rep. Jack Little of Amarillo. "Although the commission took no action, it Is believed that the testimony and exhibits presented will be successful in prompting the commission to act at the earliest possible time," Mr. Reeves wired. Necessity of securing federal aid with accompanying time required to go through the federal approvial mill will delay the project a few months at least, Mr. Reeves revealed. The Pampa chamber of commerce played an important part in getting the large delegation to go to Austin in the Interest of the road. Accompanying Judge White and Mr. Stinson from Gray county were Commissioner Arlie Carpenter of LeFors, Commissioner M. M; Newman of See NUMBER 2, Page 8 Birds Build Nest In Auto Wheel The hub-bub raised by a pair of wrens every time he opproached his car led an Atlanta, Oa. salesman (Q (he discovery that the little feathered home makers bad built the nest (?een above) in ^ e fcwb of the spare wheel fastened on the running board. TBat the wrens hadn't been just practicing nest building was attested by tbe presence of four SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ANNOUNCED FROM CANYON Many public school students from Pampa, Gray county and in other communities In this Interscholastic league district of ten counties, began practicing today for strong competition In the regional meet to be held Saturday at Canyon. Winners of four district meets will compete for the right to represent this region in the state finals at Austin. From Pampa will go the district championship one-act play, "Cabbages," boys debating team, one declaimer, a golf team, essay writer and others. Borger will send three champion declaimers. Pampa, Wheeler, Darrouzette, Alanreed and other schools in the district will send a large group of track and field winners. Winner in the one-act play contest in the Amarillo district was Friona, and winner of the boys debate in that district was Amarillo. Other districts have not been heard from. Track-Field Events Track and field events will be held at the Buffalo Stadium, preliminary events In hurdles and dashes opening at ten o'clock Saturday morning. No preliminaries will be held in the mile run, 880 yard run, or the mile relay. Finals in all events will begin at 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Track and field events in the finals will be run simultaneously. The regional golf tournament will be held at the Canyon Country club, the morning round beginning at 9 a. m. Preliminaries in both girls' and boys' tennis, singles and doubles, will be played on the college courts beginning at 9 a. m. Finals will begin at 2:30 p. m. Miss Ruth Cross and George T. Smalley will be in charge of girls' and boys' tennis, respectively. Volley ball will be played in the women's gymnasium, college administration building, at 9 a. m. Finals begin at 2:00 p. m., with Miss Ruby B. O'Keefe in charge, assisted by the physical education classes. Literary Events Literary events will begin Saturday morning at nine o'clock, according to schedule. The events, time, and directors in charge are listed in the order named. Art in Room 208, administration building, at 9 a. m., Miss Isabel Robinson in charge. Boys debate, First Christian church, preliminaries at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m., finals at 8 p. m.; W. L. Vaughan in charge, Girl's debate, Methodist church, preliminaries at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. finals at 8 p. m. R. E. Vaughan in charge. Declamations, all divisions, College Auditorium; senior at 10 a. m,; Junior at 2 p. m. F. E. Savage in charge. Essay writing, all classes, 1 p. m. See NUMBER 3, Page 8 MOTORS STRIKE Tfl U. S, OSHAWA, Ont., April 19 (IP) — Spread of the General Motors strike to the United States within a few days was expected by United Automobile Workers Union leaders today as Premier Mitchell Hepburn warned of "more drastic action" to halt "invasion" of Ontario by the Committee for Industrial Organization. It was learned from the union that officials expected to order a walkout from General Motors plants In the United States unless the Oshawa strike, which has kept 3,700 workers idle, is settled. Any further "Invasion" of Ontario by the Lewis organization, Hepburn warned, would bring "more drastic combative action than has ben instituted to date.' "Let me tell Lewis and his gang here and now that they'll never get their greedy paws on the mines of northern Ontario as long -as I am prime minister." TO 6E HERE THURSDAY A motorcade, headed by the Guymon Cowboy Band, will come to "'sinpa Thursday afternoon in tbr> interest of Guymon's annual Pioneer Days celebration to be held there May 2 and 3. Chamber of Commerce officials were notified today that the Guymon delegation will arrive here about 2:30 o'clock Thursday to give a public entertainment in downtown Pampa. Board of City Development officials , tod&y were making arrangement? for a reception. for fee Visitors, -® B. M. Baker Band To Compete In Contests The district Intel-scholastic league meet was a matter of history today, and teachers and students looked forward to this week-end whetti the North Texas School band and Orchestra association will hold its contests for band, orchestra and Instrumental solos In Pampa, starting Thursday morning at 8 o'clock. The B. M. Baker ward school band, shown above with its director, W. Postma, Is one of the 30 bands which will enter the contests. Back row — left to right: W. Broxson, F. Gunsaullus, D. Parker, Jr. Comstock, Ira Van Houten, V. Murphy, L. Paranto, Don Ross, B. Bass, B. Bailey, Henry Lane, Gene Lunsford, Dee Griffin. Middle row — left to right: E. Campbell, Ernest Miller, C. Brctt- haucr, Annie M. Graham, M. McKinney, V. Fields, M. Coshow, I. •Dickerson, S. Kiegcl, M. Burton, Dale Irving, Ernestine Holmes and Frances Hudson. Front row—left to right: Eddie Zane Graves, drum major, Billy Hunter, Kenneth Lard, Llndy Wheeler, Glen Dawklns, Ernest Eads, Larry Simmons, S, Kobb, Colleen Moore, Betty Jo Holt, Margaret Wilson, Marjorie Wilson, Marguerite Johnson, Mur- lycne Lylcs, Nadinc Mauldin, Anne James, drum major. W. Postma, director. All red Attacks Senate Filibuster On Race Act One of the most active committees of the Pampa Chamber of Commerce has been the highway committee, according to records being compiled by Garnet Beeves, chamber manager. Numerous trips over the Panhandle and to the state capital have been made by the committee in the past two years in the interest of roads in and around Pampa. The committee has made four trips to Austin since November of 1935. About 15 or 20 trips have been made to Borger, Stinnett, Dumas and Amarillo In interest of the Pampa- Borger road. Conferences were held with Harry Kines, chairman of the state highway commission. Jim Collins, BCD president, and Reeves were in Dallas in conference over the Borger highway and the North-South highway. Last March 19 the committee went to Lubbock at the meeting of county Judges for another conference with state highway officials. The Pampa highway committee also made numerous other trips in the interest of Panhandle highways, including several to Clarendon. Members of the group also were active In the work of forming the North- South Highway association. FORT WORTH, April 19 (IP)— Melvin Purvis, the man who gave the signal for the shooting of John Dillinger, said at the municipal airport here today that he prefers civil law practice to practice of criminal law. He arrived by American airlines from San Francisco at 8:45 a. m. and left 20 minutes later by Braniff Airways for San Antonio to meet his fiancee, Janice Jarratt, former film actress, who received the title of "Texas Centennial Sweetheart" last May from Governor Allred. Purvis said he and Miss Jarratt will be married at her home in San Antonio April 29 and that they will live in San Francisco, where he has been practicing law. U. S. TEMPERATURE READINGS (At P»mpa) Sunset Svn. — 02 10 a. m. 62 6 s- m. today — 40 11 B. m. 69 7 ». m. -„-„ 46 18 Nopn 66 8 a. BJ. _-,— (2 i y. m- 68 0 tt, »,-,,.„ 67 8 j>. », ,„.. 71 AUSTIN, April 19 (ff)—Governor James V.. Allred said today he was "prepared for an all summer's fight if necessary" to repeal the horse race betting law. His remarks lent added weight to previous indications he would call a special legislative session unless the Senate voted on repeal at the current session. Senate advocates so far have been unable to obtain floor consideration of the repeal proposal, which was approved by the House by a large majority. "If repeal isn't voted before the end of this session," Allred said, "it will be the result of what I consider the rankest filibusters the state has ever known. I don't intend to have the will of the people thwarted In such a manner." He added there was "no excuse" for the bill's not reaching a vote at the current session. AUSTIN, April 19 (/P) — The House began debate today on a bill which its sponsors said would strengthen liquor law enforcement and increase tax collections. The voluminous proposal would provide an entirely new liquor control act. A test vote on sale of hard liquor by the drink seemed assured as Rep. R. Emmett Morse of Houston had an amendment providing for such sale. The House voted overwhelmingly to print on minority report a bill appropriating $240,000 to divide the state Into public health districts. The lower chamber also requested state department heads to furnish detailed Information concerning public relations employes on the state payroll. It would be used in considering the departmental appropriation bill. The resolution requesting the Information was by Rep. J. Bryan Bradbury of Abilene. It recited that "it Is not known what these employes are good for or what they are accomplishing unless It is to lobby and promote the political campaigns ol their employers." With the normal 120-day period of the general session more than three- fourths completed, Governor James V. Allred Intimated strongly there might be a special session to consider repeal of the race horse wagering law unless a repeal bill already pass* ed by the House and pending in the Senate was acted on. LATCv NtWS BOSTON, April W (/P)— The Phil' adclphia Nationals defeated the Boston Bees, % to 1, In U innings today in a morning Patriots' Pay game. A crowd of 10,000 watched the season's opener which ended when Norris Arnovich dropped * home run into the left field bleachers. AUSTIN, April 19 WV-Tbe House today killed a proposal to legalize sale of hard Hquprs fey the drink ta communities desiring such sale. The vote Wjw T« fc«s, --f,i ,-ii,V» (fiy The AnaociAted Praia) Death stalked the highways of Texas over the week-end, taking a toll of eight lives. A score suffered injuries, two of serious nature. Mrs. Jennie McCarter died in a car-train crash at Waco Saturday Her husband, Milton McCarter, died Sunday from injuries in the same accident. Robert Day, 23, residing in the western section of Parker county was killed in a car crash near Weatherford. Houston counted a toll of two, R. W. McEuin, Jr., 29, was fatally Injured In an automobile collision northwest of there. Mrs. M. C. Williams was killed when struck by a car as she alighted from a bus on the Goose Creek road. Mrs. C. G, Boyd, Burnet, died in an Austin hospital from injuries sustained when a car in which she was riding struck a light standard at Liberty Hill. Mrs. Ruby Hill, 22, died en route to a San Angelo hospital after an auto collision near Miles. H. J. Speer, 33, of Houston, died at San Marcos from Injuries in an accident near Martindale. Mrs. McCarter's nephew, J. , Hopkins, suffered a fractured skull and was in a critical condition. J. T. McKee, hurt in another Waco accident, was in a serious condition with a fractured skull. LEGION FATHER AND All veterans of the World War who have sons are invited to attend a father and son banquet sponsored by Kerley-Crossman Post 334 Squadron of the Sons of the American Legion, to be held at the Legion hut Monday, April 26, at 8 p. m. All veterans whether or not you are a member of the American Legion are invited to bring your sons Entertainment and a generally gooc time is promised. FILED AGAINST A complaint was filed in county court today against George Harrison on a swindling charge. According to the accusation, signed by H. P, Williams and County Attorney Joe Gordon, Harrison is alleged to have appropriated to his own use $38, belonging to Williams s employer. PRESIDENT E X P E C TED TO SEND MESSAGE WEDNESDAY WASHINGTON, April 19 (/P)— President Roosevelt arranged a conference late today with ten congressional leaders and department aides to go over revised budget estimates for the next fiscal year. Faced with the possibility of a large deficit, he was expected to emphasize holding down relief and other costs in view of the material drop in revenues below last January's estimates. The revised budget figures were expected to be reviewed in a message the president will send to congress about Wednesday giving the next fiscal year's relief estimates. The conference was called on thft same day the treasury began a new borrowing operation, opening bids on $50,000,000 of discount bills issued In anticipation of third-quarter Income tax receipts in Mid- September. Invited to the White House conference were vice-president Garner; Speaker Bankhead; secretary Mor- genthau; Daniel W. Bell, acting budget director; Senators Robinson of Arkansas, Harrison of Mississippi, and Byrnes of South Carolina; and representatives Rayburn * of Texas, Taylor of Colorado, and Doughton of North Carolina. Last week the chief executive called attention to the falling off In anticipated tax receipts and asked all departments to economize in spending during the remainder of this fiscal year to prevent a large deficit. CHICAGO, April 19 (/P)—In advance of President Roosevelt's expected relief message to congress this week, state governors presented an almost solid front today against reduction of the federal program — if it meant placing a greater burden on the states. Their views, obtained by the Associated Press in a national survey, showed sentiment strongly favoring continuation of the Works Progress Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps and other federal employment agencies on the present $2,000,000,000 a year scale. Only two governors—one a Democrat and the other a Republican- declared toe time had come for the states to lift the relief load from the government's shoulders. Several contended there should be a loosening, rather than a tightening, of Washington purse strings. Arguments that higher taxes and "bankruptcy" would follow a national relief budget cut were advanced, by many of the chief executives. Tfl PLAT Pampans are expected to turn out in large numbers tonight for the ap- perance of the Albuquerque Junior Symphony Orchestra which will stop here for a one-night concert en- route to Indianapolis where it will appear April 24 at the convention of the National Federation of Muslo Clubs. Tonight's program, in City Auditorium, is scheduled to get under way at 8 o'clock. In addition to the orchestra there will appear on the program Alex Dzula, 10-year old vie- linlst, and Margaret Padllla, danseuse, featured last summer at the San Diego exposition. The concert is under sponsorship of the Pampa Junior Chamber of Commerce, and is considered one of the year's outstanding musical events In Gray county. SMALL APPOINTED AUSTIN, April 19 (if}— Lieut, Qov, Walter F. Woodul today appointed a committee to attend building dedication ceremonies at the North, Tejs- as State Teachers college in Denton April 21. Members named were |3en» ators H. Grady Woodruff of Pe- catur, T. J. Holbrook of Galveston, Clint C. Small of Amarillo, Ben G, Oneal of Wichita Falls and Claude Isbell of Rockwall, f Saw ,,, Mrs. John B. Hessey, chairman, of the housing committee f °r the band contests, and she said that 174 boys will be "out in the coll" 1 Friday night unless Pa.mpans <*efl|n<i through" with sleeping a,ccom.odat ions. Residents are urged w "' her at once.' ** ed the efficiency pf Try

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