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FLEET IS WARNING TO ITALY BUT BEGINS NEW MO serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle HOME NEWSPAPER established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, . City of Pampa THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center (VOL. 29. NO. 141) (Full "AP" Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING,. SEPTEMBER 18, 1935. 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS) GOVERNOR DEMANDS CHAIN STORE TAX WORDS Atf/o.E.H. r T , J^ f~)t) .t tft (1«M— *- H4msa£& things ~ ~ - i • J BYROU I Twinkles Today's temperance plea con- 'cerns talking-. An overworked tongue can run longer- on less fuel than any other vehicle. • We have the best of good will for the teachers, who are, In bur opinion, ohe of the finest body of citizens the world produces. All of them can read and some can write. T. A. Landers' McLean News Is 31 years old, or 3 years older thitn this newspaper. Maybe you didn't realize McLean's onetime Importance in size. Coronado's Spaniards told the Indians they could have the Panhandle plains. We took this section away »from the Indians, but that was tfefore the League of Nations was organized. In case any school teacher thinks he or she can run this paper better than we can, we'll trade jobs for a few days. Such would be legal; we hold a good as new, never used, permanent teaching certificate. Musing of the moment: A platter of huge, rosy Delicious apples is claiming more attention than anything else in Gray county's exhibit at Amarillo. They came from Paul Bruce's orchard on Mc- Olellan creek. Some fine Jonathans from the L. L. Palmer orchards are on exhibit. The Delicious entry won first place over fast competition. . , . Gray county .folk may. be almost as surprised as other-Visitors when they see those apples. We have by no means developed all the resources of our county, Brevitorials fITH THE Harvesters' first game only two days away, It behooves this column to examine the team which carries the Green and Gold prestige this season. Lawton, Okla., with ten regulars and four candidates for All-State mention, ought to give us a pretty good idea of how fast the locals are learning. For learning is the key word this tVear. We have only two lads who could be called regulars last year— J. B. Green and Leon Noblitt. Six other squadmen saw more or less action. Others of this year's squad have never played with the Harvesters before. AFTER GETTING Coach Mitchell •"• and Coach Prejean to guess at their starting lineup—J. R. Green, Hartman, Noland, Noblitt, Brice Green, Stokes Green, George Nix, Red Fanning, Bob Drake, Chubby Stewart, and W. J. -Brown—we rattled an adding machine for half an hour and came up with some interesting facts. The weight of the starting lineup is 1,907 pounds in the aggregate, which in our rusty arithmetic gives an average of 173.3. Now that's a hefty lineup and one that would compare well with the average college. If weight was the, only factor, we'd be off. , "WE FIND THAT the starting line ** averages 177.3 pounds and that the starting backfield averages 166.1. That is a good balance for starters. Reserves, however, are almost equally important in a long campaign. The total weight of the squad is 4,774 pounds, for an average of 159 pounds. The total age of the squad is 514 years, for an average of 17.13 years, Weight of all squad linemen is 3,284 pounds, oy^a 160-pound average. .Weight of all backs is 1,485 pounds, for an tcv- 'erage of 148.5 pounds. Some of the boys listed will, of course, never see action in important games. The usable lads, however, are far below the starting lineup in weight and experience. Some fans believe they have more fight than the regulars. . jSuch pluck may raise them in the opinions of the coaches. TN THIS DISTRICT, Amarillo has * the most experience and the best • reserve 5 , although all squads have -lost' heavily. Lubbook was nearly annihilated by graduation', but no more than the Harvesters. Borger lost inahy good men and isn't.tout- ed very highly—yet. That leaves Plainview as the dark horse. And dark is right. However, here is a little light: Plainview has 13 out of 2Q Jetfermen back—the most of any district outfit. Her backfield will be ai>l.e and experienced—fast, with go(jd reserves. The line has so per pent good new material, the res! veterans, coach Madison Prutit '•" 'AjneriQarT, o. u.) is frankly '" ' elieving that this is his ........ ^» the showing pf v 1 —', he Is cajabje,'-. He expects *"* tT.uVthnAli' ovirt mtfVi lnnV IrnnnV QVjB] r -o Ethiopian Fort May Be Cradle of War * ' This crude fort, the round mud huts of the garrison resembling mushrooms as seen from the air, may be the Sarajevo to touch off another great war. It is the Ethiopian fort at Wal-wal, near the Italian Somaliland boundary, scene of a clash on Dec. 1, 1934, that brought to a head the longstanding differences between the two nations. Rome reported 110 Ethiopian casualties and an Ital- ian loss of 30. Italy demanded heavy idemnity and honor to her colors, and Ethiopia appealed to the League of Nations. Marvin Jones Pledges His Support To WPA Projects Congressman Honored With Dinner at Schneider Congressman Marvin Jones l:i.-t night heard Pampans outline Uu:fr WPA applications then pledged his support in trying to push the applications through to a final allocation of funds. Mr. Jones attended a dinner at the Schneider hotel at which city officials, B. C. D. members, Jaycees, school board members, and others were present. He was accompanied here by John E. Hill of Amarillo. George Briggs, B. C. D. manager, opened the meeting and called on City Manager C. L. Stine to outline the City's requests. Mr. Jones and others asked many questions concerning local projects. Mr. Stine exhibited a colored drawing of the fairground projects, or city park. The congressman commended the plans as worthwhile and well conceived. The fairground- park would include a dam, administration building, display buildings, race track, grandstand seating 6,600, auditorium-gymnasium, and other improvements. Total cost, exclusive of the ground and engineering, would be about $112,000, furnished by WPA. The per man year cost would be $597.50, The maximum allowed is $600. Mr. Jones explained that the purpose of WPA is to get away from the dole. And a turndown of a project, he added, "doesn't mean defeat." He urged that reasons for rejections be ascertained and energetic steps taken to remove objections. C. T. Hunkapillar told of the rejection of a school PWA loan and grant but said that Julian Montgomery, state PWA engineer, was trying to remove difficulties. Conversation moved to the long- desired underpass on Cijyler street, now numbered first among the West Texas projects on secondary or feeder highways. Primary road projects will get first consideration. Mr. Jones said that he would endeavor to hasten action on the underpass. More than 1,000 school children must pass the tracks daily. Pampa's WPA applications are in San Antonio, hence contacts will be made there next. I Heard.. A. 0. Baldwin mumbling and grumbling while trying to remember the name of his new daughter. He finally came to the conclusion that it was Wanda Sue. No, "Ace" wasn't at all excited. Coach Odus Mitchell, when pinned down to making a statement about his football team', tell the story about the negro, who, the week before Thanksgiving, started praying that the Lord would send him a tu.rk.ey. N..Q .Mirkey arrived and the old darkey ^ojs.'worried. So the night before Thanksgiving he prayed that the I^ord. would §eng him O.IH) to get B, totey an<J on Thanksgiving Hey, Mitchell and Cherry, Here Is' a Pretty Good Idea! GREENVILLE, Sept. 18. (/P)— Just to forestall any arguments, Coach Henry Prnka officially listed weights of his Greenville high school football players today in a document bearing -the seal of a notary public. Conflicting reports circulating over the state concerning the heft of his 1935 gridiron aKgre- gation led him to call in E. B. Greer, notary public, and have the boys weighed in a set of accurate scales. It was revealed that the start- Ing line, would average 167 pounds er man and the backfield 148. LATG' MtWS AUSTIN, Setpt. 18. (ff)—Homer Garrison, Jr., of Lufkln today was appointed assistant director of the Texas department of public safety. Garrison will be second in command to L. G. Phares, acting director. Garrison, 34, became a peace officer IS years ago, serving as Angelina county deputy sheriff. He was chief deputy three years. His father has been district clerk in Angelina county 18 years. WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (/P) — Secretary Wallace today announced the resignation of Scih Thomas as solicitor for the agriculture department and the appointment of Mastin G. White of Tyler, Texas, as his successor. Thomas will resume private law practice at Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was appointed solicitor in March, 1933, UNIVERSITY OF MEXICO FACING FIGHTFOR LIFE Oldest in Americas, It Might Be Tool Of Cardenas BY CLARK G. LEE, Associated Press Foreign Staff. MEXICO CITY, Sept. 18 (IP)— The University of Mexico, oldest en the American continent, faced today a crisis which threatened its end as an independent institution. The university council, lacking funds to continue classes, resigned rather than accepta; government subsidy which would mean a sacrifice of the right of freedom of instruction. President Lazaro Cardenas had promised the 400-year-old university the sum 'of 3,000,000 pesos (about $840,000) provided it would agree not to furnish instruction contrary to the government's.socialistic education program. The principal point of the present crisis arose from the length of courses in the preparatory school of the university. In accordance with its educational policies, the government insisted that the preparatory course be limited to two years, and that for the other three years of preliminary study, students be required to attend official schools. Both because a large part of its income was derived from preparatory students and because it believed it should enjoy freedom of education, the university demanded that the entire five-year prepara- See UNIVERSITY, Page 8 Amarillo Man Is Slain; Ex-Deputy Of City Is Held ASKS BIGGER LEVY ON LARGE SULPHUR PROFITS AUSTIN, Sept. 18 (/P)—Governor Allred thew open the whole field of revenue and tax legislation in a special message to the legislature today. He submitted the subject of revenue and taxation together with old- age pensions, calling on the legislature to devise means of meeting the added expense and the existing deficit in the treasury. "This administration Inherited a tremendous deficit," Governor Allred said. "The rural aid appropriation was increased $2,000,000 by the regular session of the legislature and $3,000,000 was voted for the Texas Centennial. . "In addition, Texas must now begin the retirement of the $20,000,000 bond issue voted in 1933 for relief! purposes. These added financial responsibilities, together with the existing deficit, require submission of revenue and taxation so this legislature may devise ways and ineans to provide necessary finances." The governor recommended immediate enactment of "a real graduated chain store tax," a sulphur tax, a tax on pipelines, a selective luxury tax and some corrective measures in franchise taxes advocated during the last session. He also submitted a number of local bills and a bill appropriating' $200,000 for construction of a state courts building conditioned on obtaining federal assistance. "It is the duty of this legislature to determine what pension plan is best suited and most practicable under existing conditions to Texas," Governor Allred said. "In determining this program it behooves the legislature to consider not alone the immediate results, but as well the far-reaching effects which such a policy may have. It is to be remembered always that this pension plan, when begun may be expected long to continue." The governor said the chain store tax was a plank In the platform of the state . democratic party, that local merchants were entitled to "a fair chance of sustaining themselves" and that the tax "can constitute a just and substantial con- Herman Wachtendorf Held in Jail for Slaying AMAUILLO, Sept. 18. W)—R. W. (Pat) Graves, 29, of Amarillo was shot to death during a fight at a night club'here early today. H. H. Wachtendorf, operator of the club and a former Potter county deputy constable, was charged, with murder. Five persons. Including a woman and Deputy Constable E. F. Timmons, were treated for Injuries after the affray. Timmons and the woman remained in a hospital with bruises and cuts. Their injuries were believed not serious. Three bullets pierced Graves' body. He died instantly. Sheriff Bill Adams quoted witnesses as saying that Graves and a brother, Jack Graves, took a gun from Timmons during the scuffle. Some witnesses said two shots were fired from the gun before Wachtendorf arrived on the scene. Funeral services had not been arranged for Graves. He was an em- ploye of an Amarillo fruit market. He was survived by his widow and two children, Wachtendorf was held in jail. Herman Wachtendorf was a deputy sheriff here during the administration of E. S. Graves in 1929 and 1930. He also served as jailer. He was well-known in Pampa. Wachtendorf also was a deputy constable here for a time. Graves, a pugilist, was well known here by reason of his ring encounters. See ALLRED, Page 8 High School Band Goes to the Fair Fair-goers yesterday learned that it was "Pampa Day" at the Tri- State exposition. The green-gold clad Harvester band directed by Winston Savage was the most conspicuous organization on the midway and at the attractions. Backed by the largest delegation of the kind ever to wear "Pampa" badges, the band aroused much comment and received much applause. It broadcast over station KGNC and gave a concert in the merchants' building. Mr. Savage took about 30 pieces. AMERICAN ARMY CHIEF WILL RESIGN FOR PHILIPPINE JOB , WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (AP)— General Douglas MacArthur announced today he would retire as chief of staff of the American army on December 15 to undertake the task of organizing the military defenses of the new commonwealth government of the Philippines. President Roosevelt detailed MacArthur to the assignment at the urgent request of Manuel Quezon who was elected first president of the new: government in yesterday's election. Accompanied by Captain Thomas Jefferson Davis, his aide, General MacArthur will sail from San Francisco early in October, arriving in Manila in time to participate in the inauguration of Quezon November 15. Secretary Dern, Vice President Garner, Speaker Byrns and a delegation of Senators and Representatives also will be present at the impressive inaguration ceremonies. General MacArthur will retain his position as chief of staff until he assumes his new duties in Manila, although Major General George S. Simonds, deputy chief, will be in active charge of army affairs here. Secretary Dern already has announced he will not 'recommend appointment of MasArthur's successor until he returns from representing the president at the Philippine ceremonies. Although the Army's youngest general, MaoArthur, now 55, planned to retire from active service until President-elect Quezon pro- See ARMY CHIEF, Page 8 SCREAMING NEGRO LYNCHED BY MOB OXFORD, Miss., Sept. 18 (AP) —A mob lynched Ellwood Higginbotham, negro, last night while a jury was deliberating charges that he killed Glen Roberts, a white planter. Learning of the lynching, Judge Taylor McElroy called the jury into court and dismissed the panel. Storming the jail, the mob, es^ timated by officers at between 100 and 150'persons, broke down doors and seized the '.negro; He was carried to a. lonely side road, almost within sight of the state university, and hanged. Witnesses said Higglnbotham hilled the planter May 21 in "cold Wood." They testified that' Rob* erts went to tfte negro's home to talk to him and called him to come out of the house. Thjj negi'p w$s quoted as saying ''if you want to see me come into the h,9usie.«' A New Serial* MORNING STAR Chapter One REBELLION. When Emily Felton, was years old f.ie ran away from, hp_ „. with the intention of Joining a street carnival. ,Her flight was no$ predpifated, b.y neglect; at home sh,e ha.d evefy care and attention th&t $ ehfld of eight might expect 05 wigh.. Put the Street ; carnival held forth on a vacant'ity restrained, and Emily's home was none of these things, It was correct "and luxurious, with a great deal of .emphasis upon the loftier virtues, such as Duty to One's Parents, and Responsibility to the Poor. , Fortunately, or perhaps unfortunately, the owner of the carnival was not 4n opportunist. Instead of 8PgUn.g for a reward he iro,medjate» Jy found out her name and con? <'Emi!y, how could you possibly want.to leave your beautiful home and go away with those dirty vagabonds?" In view of his sporting con,dud, the owner of the carnival considered this & bit Wok. He retaliated.. "If you ask me, there's worse things than dirt." , Frances Felton had the 6ra.ce look sbfiahed. but his back waj up. He continued his assault. • v Continued O n. Page 3. " EACH ADULT WILL GET ONLY $5.66 FOR HALF-MONTH What to do with a relief load of 1,735 active cases in this district while WPA projects are pending is the problem of S. H. Haile, relief administrator, and his assistants. For the last half of September, the district will receive only $9,801, distributed as follows: Colllngs- worth, $2,442; Donley, $990; Gray, $1,325.50; Hansford, $825; Hemphill, $810.50; Lipscomb, $660; Ochiltree, $555.50; Roberts, $330; Wheeler, $1,358.50. Divided by the case load, this gives only $5.66 for each man or woman for the half-month. This amounts to approximately two days work, but work is halted for lack of projects and direct relief is being given. Distribution of surplus commodities will help considerably however. A shipment of 10,000 pounds of prunes and 25,000 garments is expected to be followed by flour, beef, cereals, butter, cheese dry skim milk, evaporated milk, potatoes, sugar syrup, and sorghum molasses. Canneries are being operated with relief labor in some counties. However, surplus commodities cannot be given to persons who have received their initial check from a WPA project, which will be for $24 a month as a maximum. Congressman Marvin Jones is trying to have this maximum advanced. Gray, Wheeler and Collingsworth counties have especially heavy case loads, which are growing. Vicars Elected Vice President Of Old Timers AMARILLO, Sept. 18 (AP)— About 1,000 old timers—persons who have lived in the Panhandle for at least 25 years—attended old- settlers' day at the Tri-State fan- here today. The meeting was the fourteenth annual session of the Panhandle Old Settlers association. W .H. Pu- qua, pioneer banker of Amarillo, was elected president, succeeding John Isaacs of Canadian. DeLea Vicars of Pampa, Joe Rorex of Panhandle, Landon Doak of Claude and Mrs. Mary E. Snyder of Amarillo were named vice- presidents. Plody V. Studer of Amarillo was re-elected secretary. Meeting in a circus tent, the old- timers heard Prank Paul of Panhandle pay tribute to early-day bankers of the section. One race on the afternoon racing card was named the old settlers event in honor of the pioneers. Delegations, accompanied by bands, came to the fair today from Plainview, Happy, Hereford, Claude, Panhandle, Tulia,_and Borger. Safety Council Meets Tonight In Auditorium Safety Methods will be studiec tonight as the Panhandle Safety council meets in the city auditorium. The session which will be attended by persons from all over the oil field, will begin at 8 o'clock. The main speaker is to be Ora Jones, vice president of the Oity National bank of Wichita Falls Other talks will be made, however during the session. The Panhandle Safety council is a new organization, with a program appealing to safety directors, firemen,. peace officers, oil companies all employers, and the public generally. Everyone is privileged to attend the meeting tonight. : ng| Mrs. Siler Faulkner left last oignj if>r Callus, to enter ft ' " ' ' ' VESSELS STEAM FROM GIBRALTER ON A MYSTERY TRIP By WADE WERNER Associated Press Foreign Staff GIBRALTAR, Sept. 18 (*)—The second and sixth destroyer flotillas of the British navy, leaving two destroyers behind, sailed from here unexpectedly today for ata undisputed destination, Reports circulated that the great battleship Nelson and the battle cruiser Repulse, were expected to arrive here shortly. The two flotillas arrived here yesterday after a speedy run from. England in the company of the ; battle cruisers Hood and Renown, and the second cruiser squadron. These battle cruisers and cruisers still were in the harbor today and it was reported they would stay in-, definitely. GENEVA, Sept. 18 WV-Baron Pompeo Alolsi, head of the Italian delegation to -the League of Nations, was expected In informed quarters to leave tomorrow fo* Rome for a conference with Premier Mussolini. It was understood that II Duce wished not only to discuss the league's plan for a solution of the Italo-Ethiopian dispute but to gain his representative's impressions concerning the Geneva political atmosphere. LONDON, Sept. 18. (/P)— Authoritative sources indicated today that an official announcement by the air ministry of a recent con- . centration of British aviation re- ; Deforcements In the Mediterranean area arc expected soon. This expectation came close ori the heels of an official disclosure by the admiralty that the regular' autumn maneuvers of the navy in the North Sea have been indefinitely postponed—with Britain's major fighting ships in the Mediterranean. The exact nature of the air ministry's communique was not predicted, but authorities in a position to know said they expected it to- confirm recent reports that .royal airforce squadrons had been concentrated in Malta, Egypt, and else-: where in the mediterranean sector. Between 125 and 150 British warships today patrolled the Mediterranean in movements which authoritative quarters frankly labeled as 'precautionary." . , - . . British officials, however, were quick to deny there was anything advocative in Britain's action in assembling this fleet during the present strained relations between Italy and Ethiopia, especially in,, view of the presence of numerous Italian men-of-war in ancient Rome's "mare nostrum." Subjects of the British crown today received their first intimation of the extensive naval movements which the American public has • known "several days. Britons were kept in ignorance of the fleet transfer through a voluntary censorship by the British press. GENEVA, Sept. 18. (IP)— The' Italian delegation labeled, as "absolutely inocceptable as a basis for negotiation" today summaries of See ETHIOPIA, Page 8 ENROLMENT IN', LOCAL SCHOOLS TOTALS 3,572 1,365 Are"Enrolled In High School, Figures Show Higher by 172 than the previous record of 3,400, enrolment in the Pampa school system at present totals 3.572. according to reports ef Mrs. J. H. Blythe, school attend* ance officer. That figure does not include the enrolment of 32 at tha colored school. Distribution of enrolment by buildings and grades is as follows:' High school, 735; junior high, 630; B. M. Baker, a total of 805 with, 134 in the first ?rade, 94, in the second, 99 in the third, 90 to the fourth, 82 in the fifth, ati'116 in the sixth. Woodrow Wilson school has 9tt in the first grade, 90 in the second, 75 in the third, 87 in the fourth, 95 in the fifth, and 85 in the sixth, al total of 522. At Horace Mann school there are 113 in the first grade, 94 in the second, 76 in the third, 78 in $M fourth, 74 in the fifth, and US i» the sixth, a total of 548, Sam Houston school has a total of 522, with 115 in the first grade, 80 in the second, 80 in the third, " in the fourth, 90 in the fifth, send the sixth. I Saw t f. Walter music from Canadian, of those splendifirous were sold cut in » fw the Pre*CentenRftl Mr, and Mrs, among

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