Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 20, 1937 · Page 1
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Pampa, Texas
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TOBWBATflfiR WtST T4&AS: PARTLY CLOUDY Ttwianr A*rb wEDttfcsoAY; SIGHTLY COOLER lit EXTREME WEST FORTloif'. TONIGHT. A Dependable Institution S*tirfn$ FftrnpA and tti« Northeastern Panhandle . THE HIOM f-lOELlTt THE PAMFA tJAILY NEWS AT TOP O 1 TEXAS, COVERING tiSS RAMBLE! DAILY FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET. (1310 (VOL. 81. fc'O. 13) Full AP Leased Wife * PAttJPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 20, 1937. 10 PAGES TODAY (PRtCfi FlVl FDR SAYS NEW TAXES FOR RELIEF POSSIBLE Amarillo Symphony Orchestra To Play Here Thursday Night The executive board, scoutmasters, tropp committeemen and scouters of the Adobe Walls Boy Scout council have been called to meet in the city commission roohr.Ht the. city^ hall, at 8 o'clock tonight. In the absence of President C. H, Walker, who will be out of the city, Vice-President C. R. Stahl of Borger will preside. Many important matters will be discussed at the meeting, Including setting of dates for the summer camp, which will be made possible this year, organization of a troop to attend the Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington, D, C., methods of creating more interest in Scouting. Executive Fred Roberts, who has been' ill with influenza for several days,' will attend the meeting and make a report on a recent trip to Oklahoma City when high officials of the Boy Scout movement from New York were principal speakers. TD LOCAL CONCERT Breakdown of one of their cars at Clovis, N. M., held up several members of the Albuquerque Junior Symphony orchestra late yesterday afternoon and they were unable to fill their scheduled Pampa engagement in City Auditorium last night. Notice of the cancellation was not received here until shortly after 7 olclock, with the concert scheduled for 8 p. m. ' Members of the audience already assembled in the auditoriun\were refunded their money. Miss Margaret Padilla, dancer with the orchestra, had arrived and put on her portion of the program. .'Because of/conflicting attractions at the city-and high school auditoriums .torUght it was unable tp; hold the troupe'over. The orchestrajis en route to Indianapolis to take part in the National Federation of 'Music clubs convention, Members ••'. arrived in Pampa this forenoon arid left this afternoon after a short -stopover. HAIL IS SEVERE ALBUQUERQUE, N. M,, April 20 (#=)—Hailstones nearly as big as golf balls pelted two widely separated sections of New Mexico Monday, wreaking damage some sources estimated would exceed $100,000, At Con- phas dam site, west of Tucumcarj, the pounding pellets of ice perforated roofs of buildings occupied by workers. An equally severe storm ruined roofs, punctured automobile tops and smashed windows at Roswell. ' I Heard. • Learned today that George Ohris- tophe,r, one of Pampa's leading aviation enthusiasts, will move to Ama- rUlQ the latter of this week , . . also that ijohn Barnhart has returned to Pampa to make his how? • • • that Pampa. baseball leaders are looking for a lefthanded chunkey. _^ Afld.e. d new equipment has increases! the efficiency of FiyerOne Taxi— Above is shown a picture of the Amarillo Philharmonic Symphony orchestra which will play a concert at the high school audl- tcrium Thursday night as a feature of the band contests. The conductor, Dr. II. L. Robinson, is shown Ml Local band directors and teachers asked that the orchestra play a concert here. No admission will be charged. David MacPhcrson will appear with the orchestra as guest artist. Saturday night, member* of the two all-state bands will give a concert under 'the direction of noted conductors. The coveted honors of valedictorian and salutatorian of the 1937 graduating class In Pampa high school have been won by Gwendolyn Underwood and Margaret Tignor. Gwendolyn is the niece of F. E. Hoffman and Margaret is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Tignor. The honor ol the highest ranking boy in the senior class was won by Roy Lee Jones, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Jones also of Pampa. These students .. and the positions were selected by the highest ranking average for the four years of their attendance at high school. TO SPEI TO J. P. Osborne, widely known as a breeder of the world's finest Hereford cattle, will be the principal speaker at next Tuesday's meeting of the Pampa Junior Chamber of Commerce. Jaycee members at their regular weekly meeting today heard various committee reports and listened to a report by Harry Hoare of plans for the Softball game here next Saturday night between the Pampa Jaycee team and the Hollywood Girls team of Hollywood, Calif. Miss Betty Compson, screen star, will accompany the team to Pampa. Rex Reeves, of Grandview, was among guests at today's luncheon and isoiied an invitation to Pam- pans to attend the annual Grandview picnic to be held at Grandview school on Wednesday. April 28. Entertainment for tocUv s luncheon' was furnished by the Tune Teasers, KPDN radio act. ACCIDENT HERE Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Austin of Cyril, Okla., were treated in Worley hospital last night for cuts and bruises, received when their car was in collision with a cab at the intersection of Cuyler street and Foster avenue. They were able to leave the hospital following emergency treatment. • Police who investigated the accident said the, taxi, driven by Buck Buzzard, was proceeding north on Cuyler street and that the other car, driven by Mr. Austin with Mrs. Austin as passenger, was proceeding east on Foster avenue when the accident happened. Both cars were damaged, police reported. ^> Rheba Crawford To Testify At Trial LOS ANGELES, April 20 W)—The battle of Angelus Temple drew near a close today, with but one important witness yet to testify whether the temple attorney, Willedd Andrews, slandered Roberta Semple, estranged daughter of Pastor Aimee Semple McPherson. The witness will be Rheba Crawfard, nationally known evangelist and former "Angel of Bradwoay." Until several months ago, she was Aimee's co-pastor at the Temple. They are now bitter enemies. Miss Crawford has a $1,080,000 slander suit against Mrs. McPherson. It was scheduled to have started this week but because of the delay i» the present case, has be.en put over until May JO, Blockade Run By Food Ship WASHINGTON, April 20 (/P)—The administration again is considering "definite and positive production control" as part of a broad farm program. Secretary Wallace and H. R, Tol- loy, agricultural adjustment administrator, made that disclosure to a House sub-committee in hearings on the agriculture department appropriation bill, submitted today to the House. Each expressed a belief additional legislation, supplementing the soil conservation act, would be needed to obtain for the farmer his rightful share of the national income. Tolley added, however, he did not know how production control would be legislated in view of the Supreme Court's AAA decision. (The court held in that case the federal government could not regulate crop production.) The agriculture department, Tolley said, had been studying crop production control as part of a five- point program which would be added to soil conservation activities in an attempt to bring'farm income and prices to parity with those of industry. «»• Johnson Quits As Editor Of Globe AMARILLO, April 20 (/P) — Announcement was made today that T. E. Johnson, editor of the Globe had resigned his executive post in order to devote his entire time to feature news and news contacts. Succeeding Johnson as editor of the Globe will be George B. Ray, for the past eight years telegraph editor. Two other changes were announced by John McCarty, associate publisher with Gene Howe. Vance Johnson, state editor, has been named managing editor of the news with A. F. "Tex" Keirsey assistant managing editor. "The changes are another step toward carrying out an established policy of the Globe and News," Mccarty said. "That policy is one which calls for the maximum amount of local and regional news in the papers and which sees every member of the organization spending his best efforts on reporting news." G-M Will "Resume Talk With Workers OSIIAWA, Ont., April 20 (/P) — General Motors of Canada agreed today to resume negotiations with 1 a committee of its 3,700 striking employes this afternoon. "The company at the request of C. H. Mlllard (of the strikers) has agreed to meet the negotiating committee to discuss a basis of negotiations which would follow return of the men to work." The strike issue is recognition of the United Automobile Workers. Millard is president of the Oshawa local. TO WEST TEXAS WASHINGTON, April 20 (IP) — James Roosevelt, son of the president, accepted today an invitation to address the Young Democratic clubs of Texas in Houston early in June. Earle B. Mayfield, Jr., of Tyler, Texas national committeeman, his brother, John 8. Mayfield, member of the Texas unit but a government employe here, and Ne'al Pickett of Houston, president of the Harris county organization, extended the invitation. Many Die As Madrid Is Bombed Ninth Straight Day By The Associated Press A British freighter today ran the Spanish Insurgents' attempted blockade and carried a week's food supply to the inhabitants of insurgcnt-bcselged Bilbao capital of northern Spain's basque provinces. The international patrol of Spain's coastal waters and boundaries wenl into effect last midnight but it was designed only to keep volunteers and munitions from Spain. In addition, the British ship— the Seven Seas Spray—left St. Jean de Luz, France, an hour before the control scheme went into operation The vessel's owner reported shehac reached Bilbao safely despite the British government's refusal to protect British craft going all the way into the port. For the ninth consecutive day Madrid felt the force of steady Insurgent shelling which government authorities said took "many victims." Before today's shelling 100 had been killed in the city in eighl days of bombardment. At Hendaye, France, insurgent sources reported an insurgent warship had seized a merchant vessel trying to take airplanes and war materials to Bilbao and Santander on the northern Spanish coast. Insurgents halted the Norwegian steamer Fagerstrand, carrying salt, in the straits of Gibraltar and took her to Spanish Morocco, the Norwegian government reported. The Oslo administration protested strongly to Gen. Francisco Franco's insurgent regime. Some 60 vessels of France, Britain, Germany and Italy cruised in waters off Spain to watch for violations of the neutrality agreement while 265 observers of various countries were stationed on the Portuguese and French borders. In addition, 550 officials were posted at foreign ports to inspect cargoes of vessels bound for Spain. General Franco designated the insurgent-held portions of Spain an authoritarian state .ilekly Italy and Germany, with himself at the head. But he did not ban possible restoration of the Spanish monarchy if his forces win the civil war. MADRID, April 30 (AP) Insurgent guns poured shell after shell into downtown Madrid in what Spanish government officers believed was "an earnest effort to create havoc in the city regardless of losses of property and life." The bombardment took "many victims, 1 officials announced, in addition to causing extensive damage to buildings along the Gran Via, the capital principal business thoroughfare. It was the ninth consecutive day of heavy shelling and the worst bombardment since a week ago Sunday. Explosions followed one another at short intervals. The Gran Via was littered with broken glass and cracked masonry. One big shell pierced five floors of a building, landing on the second floor just above a crowded shop. It did not explode, however, NAMED COLONELS. NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 20 (/P) —Grace Moore of Jellico, opera and screen star, and Mrs. W. L. Claton of Houston, Texas, wife of one of the world's largest cotton brokers, were commissioned colonels on Gov. Gordon Browning's staff today. The Clatons maintain a summer home on. Lookout mountain, near Chattanooga. Legion To Serve 'Dutch Lunch With Plenty Dutch 9 A "dutch lunch with plenty of dutch" will be provided members and visitors at the regular mention of the American Legion post at the Legion hut on West Foster tomorrow night when the Rtcljiean end Miami posts, will be guests. Commander .pijarjie Maisel an* nounoed this morning that most of the members h^ promised t<? make the "JOQ. jwr cent attendance" night a success. The "steadies," the occasional comers, and those who don't come at all but belong are being urged to attend—especially those who don't come to meetings regular?- ly, it was said. Special entertainment will be furnished by "the best quartet In the 'Panhandle," according to the announcement. The affair -will begin promptly at MAJORITY OF SENATE DUE TO APPROVE PROPOSAL AUSTIN, April 20 (/P)—A majority of the Senate Indicated a favorable attitude today toward uniform old age pension payments. A provision for such payment to needy persons over 65 years of age was included in a constitutional amendment under consideration. The issue of financing the pensions program, as well as other social security work, by a sales tax. had not been settled. The vote on the equal payments provision, by Senator Wllbourne Collie of Eastland, was 13 to 10. Collie charged the present system had led to much discrimination. The House voted, 102 to 14, to print on minority report a Senate bill providing for appointment of the state auditor by a legislative committee rather than the governor. The change would become effective in May, 1939. Much of the House's morning session was spent in talks on persona privilege or on the privilege of the House. Rep. John B. Patterson of Austin attacked what he termed "dishonesi voting" in the House. He said there had been many instances of members or employes punching the voting buttons of absentee members. Speaker Robert W. Calvert stated one employe was discharged Friday fa such an offense. The House then resumed consideration of a proposed constitutiona amendment lengthening terms of offices from two to lour years. BOOSTED 25 FED CENT LONDON, April 20 (/P)—Chancellor of the Exchequer Neville Chamberlain told a tense house of commons today that British income taxes will be increased 2.5 per cent to 25 per cent to pay the nation's rearmament bills. Gasps of astonishment greeted the chancellor's declaration, made as he read his sixth budget message before a parliamentary assembly packed to the roof. The specific increase, he said, is three pence a pound, which brings the rate of five shillings a pound— or one dollar to every four earned by British taxpayers. The tax will produce an expected 275,000,000 pounds sterling (approximately $1,375,000,000), Chamberlain said. Britain's armament eventually will be $7,500,000,000. "This year and several years to come our national finances must continue to be dominated by one overshadowing feature—the vast expenditure for defense," he said. The chancellor followed his usual custom of reviewing the nation's finances for the past year before launching into proposals for the future. He announced officially the 1936-37 deficit was 5,597,000 pounds sterling ($27,985,000). WASHINGTON, April 20 (/P)— Dr. Alvin L. Barach of Columbia University, New York, told the House military committee today he had had to watch several patients die because of inability to obtain helium for their treatment. He urged the committee to approve a bill to let the government sell the gas at cost for medical use. The government owns the world's largest tiellum supply in Texas. Under the bill, it would have the right to repurchase helium sold for medical purposes and a government committee would supervise the transactions. Barach, a pioneer in applying helium to treatment of disease, said several cases of asthma which threatened to be fatal had been so mproved by Heium the patients were able to work. Dr. R. R. Sayrem of the federal **2 public health service explained lum was useful in treating tuberculosis and helping babies whose lungs failed to expand normally at birth. Helium now is very expensive to private purchasers. 3, TEMPERATURE READINGS (At Fompa) Sunset Mon. -- 66 10 a. m. 57 6 a. m. today — 64 H a. m. J58 7 a. ra. 68 18 Noon 58 8 a. ra. —,— 68 1 p. m. 64 9 8. m. 68 2 p. ro. 66 Lowest temperature last night waa 52 dugrees. Maximum today, (6 degrees. Mliilmuirl toduy, 64 degrees, -® Half-Inch Rain Spots Section, Benefits Crops Thundershowers brought widespread moisture to the Texas Panhandle last night and early today. Pampa received .54 inch precipitation, according to the official government gauge at the KPDN transmitter tower, south of the city limits. The rain fell in spots in this area. While an inch and a half of rain was reported as far north as 15 miles from Pampa, no moisture fell at Laketon, 14 miles east of here. Ranchers and wheat growers thru- out West Texas were optimistic as the threat of a drouth was cut short. Amarillo had 28 hundredths of an inch. The average over the Pan- halndle was half an inch. It was the first April rain in the Panhandle, the only previous moisture for the month having come from a snow the first week in April. Wheat fields and pasture land around Pampa took on a green appearance this morning, following last night's rain. The weather bureau forecast additional showers for late Tuesday, under the impetus of a low-pressure area. Clearing skies were expected Wednesday. Rains averaging from one quarter of an inch to one and a half inches fell over the San Angelo farming and ranching sections Monday night and light rains continued Tuesday. It was the first rain of any consequence in three months. San Angelo reported the precipi- tion extended northward to Sweetwater, west past Fort Stockton, south to beyond Sonora and east past Brady. San Angelo received .62 inch, with the heaviest rainfall reported on ranches northwest of there. Lubbock reported rains on the South Plains area ranged from showers to three inches. It was the first good rain in some sections since last November. Plainview reported .3 inch, Abilene, .28 inches; Wichita Falls, .24. General showers were reported in Coleman county, ranging from-one-half to an irfch. Light showers fell at Austin and San Antonio. FILED mm J. D. Gibson, of Dickens county, was arrested last midnight by Constable Otis Hendrix on a charge of driving an automobile while intoxicated. The constable said he took Gibson into custody after he had followed him on a zig-zag trail that finally ended with Gibson driving into a ditch at the side of the road three miles south of Pampa. Gibson was uninjured. The car was slightly damaged. The accused man was scheduled to be arraigned today in Justice Charles I. Hughes court. BULLET WOUND FATAL. GAINESVILLE, April 20 (/P)— Edgar Shaffer, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs, Jess Shaffer of Thackerville, Okla., died in a sanitarium here today of a bullet wound inflicted accidentally. The gun was in the hands of Dan Shaffer, 13, a cousin. AUSTIN, April 20 (/P)—The Railroad commission at its monthly pro- ration hearing today laid a predicate for what some operators interpreted as a probable reduction in the allowable production of Texas petroleum in May. After reading the estimate by the Federal Bureau of Mines of the national demand for Texas crude in May—1,340.800 barrels dally, an increase of 42.900 over the April estimate—Chairman C. V. Terrell said the increase already had been absorbed by production of new wells in April and warned against excessive drilling. Terrell said* if new wells were brought in as rapidly as in the past it would be impossible to maintain the present allowables. He said the commission would have to rely on the good judgment of the operators in drilling programs. Nominations for April by purchasing companies totalled 1.631,837 barrels daily, a reduction of 4,182 compared with the previous month. For the East Texas field, the nominations were 8,000 greater, and for the gulf coast area 20,900 less. Other areas reported various increases and decreases. Engineers reported the bottomhole pressure in East Texas declined 2.68 pounds in the last 30-day test period to 1,167.61 on April 12. The state allowable production on April 19 was reported as 1,398,116 barrels. or TOP-SI WASHINGTON, April 20 W)—A House committee's records showed today that soil erosion, described as menacing the nation's agricultural existence, had ruined 450,000 farms. Dr. N. E. Winters, regional director of the soil conservation service for three great Plains states, testified before a House agricultural subcommittee this country was losing three billion tons of topsoij annually. "Taat is enough to build six inches of good soil on top of 3,000,000 acres annually," he explained. Winters said 83 per cent of the 52 Vi million acres of land in Kansas had been injured cither by wind or water erosion. "The top-soil has been all washed away from about 7 1-2 million acres,' 1 he said, "and as a result of this loss the average corn yield for 10-year periods from 1875 has decreased from 37 bushels per acre to 19 1-2 bushels per acre for 10 eastern Kansas counties." State Highway Commission To Visit In Pampa Pampan's hopes of speeding up plans to pave the Borger highway rose today at Austin where Highway Commissioners Bobbitt, Hines and Wood and Chief Engineer Gib Gilchrist promised to drive over the road from Dumas, through Borger to Pampa on May 7 and have luncheon at Pampa. The Pampa Chamber of Commerce will arrange a luncheon in cooperation with Dumas and Borger chambers, and with Judges McDade, Coffee, Jackson and Sherman White of counties through which the road passes, attending. An escort party to bring the highway commission through the field, is planned, according to a telegram from Garnet Reeves, sepretary of the chamber of commerce, who is in Austin with a number of road workers seeking designation of a portion of the highway. The Pampa delegation was given a personal invitation by Hines and Bobbitt to attend a Panhandle-wide banquet at AmariiJo on May 6. The commission recognizes the Borger- Pampa road as the No. 1 Panhandle project, and the trip to Austin at this time has further impressed up? on the commission the urgent need for immediate con.stf'uption. The Panhandle delegation today had a satisfactory conference on issues affecting this section with Gov. Allred. The plains residents today also attended the Railroad commission hearing supporting Panhandle operators' request for an increased oil allowable, J Saw .. . C. C. Geither who lives 15 miles north of town in Roberts county jubilant over the rain. He said it rained an inch and a quarter on his place. "Look at the mud on my shoes," he exulted. "I'm not going to clean it off, either!" The essay which Dorothy Jane Day, 1936 state champion, wrote to win the district title Saturday. It is entitled "Baby Brother, An Expert Nuisance," and is published today the Little Harvester. It is well-written, highly-entertaining and Dorothy Jane is to be congratulated. She'll go to town, as the saying is, in writing some day it sne keeps the old ink flowing freely. No money down, no Parrying charge. 5 months to pay. Federal Service Tires, Motor Inn, ASSAILS NATIONS FOR LARGE REARMING EXPENDITURES WASHINGTON, April 20 President Roosevelt asked congress for $1,500,000,000 for next year's relief burden today In a message projecting 1 the possibility of new taxes next session. His special message on relief needs during the 12 months beginning July 1 foresaw: A treasury deficit on June 30 of $2,557,000,0001 or $309,000,000 over his January estimate. A deficit in the 1938 fiscal period ending June 30, 1938 of $418,000,000. I propose to use every means at my command to eliminate this deficit during the coming fiscal year," Mr. Roosevelt said. Urges Economy Urging economy, the President said he expected to do this by withholding from apportionment for expenditure so far as practicable a "substantial percentage" of the funds available for 1938, and by increasing receipts through liquidation of assets of certain emergency agencies. On the basis of the President's revised estimates, the public debt would climb close to the $35,500,000,000 mark by June 30. Discussing taxes, Mr. Roosevelt said it had become apparent there is an "immediate need for a careful survey of the present tax structure." He said the treasury would be prepared by November next -to present to Congress informat}o"n as to any loopholes in the revenue laws and "suggestions for sut'n new, or additional, taxes as may be necessary to meet deficiencies, if any, in the revenue-producing power of the present levies." Revises Tax Laws This report '-will permit congressional committees, Mr. Roosevelt said, to study such information and such suggestions "for the purpose of proposing early in the next session of the congress legislation necessary to remedy defects in the present tax laws." The chief executive said his new estimate of Federal income and spending was "predicated on two highly important conditions." "The first," he said. " is the extension of existing taxes which expire this year. The second is the maintenance of appropriations made this session within the total (See No. 1, PAGE SIX) No. I Man in Love Plot Bob Andrews, promising ypung executive, loved Joan Barrett, his private secretary. And socialite Sybil Hendry loved Bob Andrews. Sybil couldn't bear the .thought of losing him. What happened in her battle to save him is told in one of the great, dramatic stories of the year

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