Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 22, 1937 · Page 1
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wfiSf T$*A8: OeNJEJRAtit FAlft AM* §Offi8itiASt PORTION. A Dependable Ih*tituH6n SftHriftg and the Northeastern Panhandle TUNE IN KPDN THE HIGH MDEliiTl? VOfrSft Of THE PAMPA DAiLir HEWS At tHS TOP O', TEXAS, COVERING Tfitfi PANHANDLE DAILY FROIft BXJfclSlSfi *0 SUNSET. (1310 KfLOCYOLES). (VOL. Si. NO. 16) Pull AP Leased Wire PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 22, 1937. 10 PAGES TODAY (PRICE *TVE CENTS) CRUDE ALLOWABLE RAISED 9,138 BARRELS Band Contests Open--2,000 Visitors Are Likely to Attend PUT FIE IN CITY TOUT INDIVIDUAL CONTESTS BEGIN AT SCHOOLS THIS MORNING Vanguard of an expected 1,200 .contestants, 320 students had registered by noon today for the .northern division, Texas School Band and Orchestra contests. They came from as far south as Electra and Plainvlew, and from all parts of. the Panhandle, and With the accompanying directors, school officials and parents, showed a prospect that attendance at the third-day meet will reach 2,000. Only soloists and the eight ward- school bands are competing today. Twenty other bands and three orchestras are entries for the following days. Contests for band and soloists are under way today, a free concert by the Amarlllo Philharmonic orchestra is scheduled for this evening, and tickets are on sale for the all-state band concert Saturday evening, as Pampa today welcomed the northern division of the Texas School Band and Orchestra association for a three-day meeting. Rooms Still Needed. Last - minute registrations this morning swelled the entry list until more than 1,200 out-of-town musicians are expected now. The housing committee, headed by Mrs. John i B. Hessey, is still in need of rpoms for some of the contestants tonight and tomorrow night. Winston Savage, high school band director here, Is general chairman of the contest committee, with headquarters In the east hall of the high school auditorium. Other Pampa band directors are assisting on the committee. •'•••• •' " ." " .Registration is in charge of Eugene Seastrahd in the band build- Ing on high school campus. By noon today musicians had registered. Marching Contests Friday. Solo and ensemble contests were to be completed today, and ward school bands were also to finish.,their contests. High school band' contests ' will be under way tomorrow and Saturday, with the marching contests at Harvester park tomorrow evening. • -The public is invited to the free concert this evening in the new school auditorium, and the events atj the park tomorrow evening, as well as to any of the contests they care to hear. Another large audi- • eticS is expected Saturday evening for the all-state band concert, to be presented by picked musicians of • the area. Tickets are on sale at the Pampa Drug store. This is the only paid prograni of the meet. Judges, directors, and school officials will be guests Saturday at a luncheon in the basement of First Methodist church,' another special event of the week-end. AH band and orchestra contests will be conducted in high school auditorium. Solo contests are in progress at the auditorium, the band building, city hall club rooms, and the Presbyterian church. Grade school bands heard today were from White Deer, Shamrock, Skellytown, Hereford, and four Pampa schools; Woodrow Wilson, Sam Houston, B. M. Baker, Horace Mann. Tomorrow's Schedule, Tomorrow morning the Amarillo Academy of Music and the junior high bands of Plainvlew and Pampa .will play, as will orchestras from LeFors,' Central Junior High of Afna'rillo, and Hereford. iBands to be heard in the afternoon are those of Spearman, White Deer, Morse, Whittenburg, Canyon, Pampa Junior High, and Canadian. In the evening, the drum majors' baton twirling contest will begin at 7:46 at,Harvester park, to be followed by the marching events. In order pf appearance, bands to take p$rt are Vernon, Dalhart, Electra, gam Houston Junior High of Amarillo, Shamrock,. Panhandle, Hereford, Morse, White Deer, Pampa Junior High, Pampa Senior High, Afliarjllo Senior High, Glen A. Truax of Shamrock is president of the band association, Gerald Walker of Borger vice presi- 4|nt, and O. H. Leeds of McLean secretary. --- • - for the contests are A. R. of Joliet, 111.; Horace A. i of the University of Colorado, Two Men Hurt In Trying To Liberate Horse Animal Is Trapped in - Cellar of Oil Well ®. (gee I, PAGE SIX) I Heard , • •Tfeat Pampa's four clubs—Wons, "" ?i Klwanlans and Junior pf commerce — are plan- on organizing a "Kivot4foje" „-..„ and if • necessary funds P,an be secured, to build a special * u4stand at Road Runner park " boys will be s&red for BjtvtnoBt Serious Injuries were suffered by Alton "Possum" Moore and Jim Tedder last night when they, with other men, were trying to remove a horse for an oil well cellar near Kellerville Moore's injuries may prove fatal attending physicians said today. Moore received a broken back punctured lung and fractured ribs Tedder suffered a seriously wrenched back and bruises. N. M. Lowe was treated for minor injuries but was able to be taken to his home las' night. The men were brought to Worley hospital in local ambulances The men, employes of the Smith Brother Refining company, discovered the horse In the cellar at "Olc Faithful," discovery well in the Kellerville area which is located in section 49, block 24, close to Kellerville company officials said this morning in a long distance telephone conversation. To get the horse from the cellar the men rigged up a winch with a connection at the top of the derrick. Something gave way and fell onto the tubing boards which crashed to the derrick floor, landing on the men, it was reported. The horse, it was learned, was lifted from the cellar this morning by means of a large winch. ST. JEAN DE LUZ, Franco- Spanish Border, April 22 (IP)— A defiant fleet of British food ships, under guard of British men-of-war, determined today to smash the Spanish insurgent blockade of Bilbao and provision the near-starving Basque capital. , Wliile three of the five freighters, driven to cover there by attacks from insurgent vessels, put up steam for the attempt to run the blockade, government shore batteries along the Bay 'ol Biscay coast started booming at dawn to sweep the turbulent waters of insurgent warships. The food-laden British vessels were reported authorized by their owners to run the gauntlet, despite a warning from the British government, and were promised an escort of British warships to the three-mile limit. At that point, the government shore batteries and fleet of small armed craft will take over the Job of fighting off insurgent attacks. The first victims of the effort to prove the way was open to Bilbao and. its refugee-swollen population of 400,000 were three insurgent trawlers who came within range of the guns at Santander just after dawn. Attempting to raid a fleet of fishing vessels anchored off Lequietlo they were drlv&n back by the long range coast artillery of the Basques. Insurgent sources reported their ships ready to swoop down on any defying their blockade. Basque quarters said, however, the fire of land batteries had forced them to seep ten miles offshore. The insurgent fleet was estimated to number ten warships. Just outside St. Jean Deluz, ready to escort the fleet of little food ships to the three-mile limit, the world's mightiest warship, the battle cruiser Hoot), rode at anchor. Despite the preparations aboard the blockade runners and the general surge of excitement through the harbor, secrecy shrouded the activities of the departing ships. ''I don't know when they are gor ing," the port captain said, "but they say they are ready to up anchor for Bilbao." ' 1 '•>• . TERM SUSPENPEP. SAN ANGELO, April 22 (#•)—Mack Shipley, former Reagan county deputy sheriff, now living at Kermit, was given a five-year suspended prison term by a district court jury nere today upon conviction of fatally shooting J. W. WJllingham -Jr., two, at The Well, a resort near here, two years ago. The Jury deliberated more than 40 hours. In his first trial Shipley was given a three-year term but the verdict was reversed and the case remanded for trial. No mpney down, no carrying charge. 5 months to pay. Federal Bwvice Tims, Motor Jnn.. ma T WHOLE MAJOR LEGISLATION AFFECTED FARM IS WASHINGTON, April 22 (/P) — Congressional leaders agreed today with Secretary Wallace In predicting that President Roosevelt's economy plea may force postponement o; major farm legislation. Chairman Jones (D-Tex) of the House agriculture committee sale the whole program was "up in the air" as a result of the President's request. Farm measures which may be delayed or modified, Wallace said in a press conference, are tenancy aids crop insurance and the "ever-normal granary." A House sub-committee delayed consideration of the $100,000,000 crop insurance bill passed by the Senate Jones said it was not known yet whether government finances would permit this legislation. The Texan indicated the $135,000,0000 farm tenancy appropriation for 1938 recently approved by his committee would be pared considerably. Jones said other phases of the tenancy measure — rehabilitation loans and retirement of submargin- al land—might be financed from the $1,500,000,000 relief appropriation recommended by the President. Jones said his committee probably would agree to a slight increase of the interest rate on federal land bank farm loans. The regular agriculture appropriation bill was before the House today. Democratic leaders said they would combat every attempt to boost the $927,000,000 total. Indication of the force of a campaign in congress to cut the relief appropriation under President Roosevelt's $1,500,000,000 figure came in the disclosure by a high administration leader that the President turned down an almost unanimous plea of his congressional chieftains hat the fund be cut to an even bil- lon. BACON AND EGGS CHICAGO, April 22 (IP)— An at- ;ractive amnesia victim at the coun- .y hospital remembered her name, nit only after a nurse .had called for bacon and eggs. "Bacon!" exclaimed the patient, "Why that's my 'amily name. Now I remember. I'm Gertrude Bacon Zboralski. I fell and hit my head as I was walking out of the postoffice." All-State Band Concert Will Be Broadcast Here Radio station KPDN will be on the air tonight, tomorrow night and on Saturday night until 10:30 p. m, when it will broadcast programs of the North Texas School Band and Orchestra association now in session here. Authorization was given by the Federal Radio commission. Tonight at 8 o'clock the progam of the Amarillo Philharmonic Symphony orchestra will be broadcast from the stage of the high school auditorium. Another feature broadcast will be that of the All State band concert Saturday night at 8 o'clock. YOUTH TO OFFERED 'SHOOT UP' HOME $100 WASHINGTON, April 22 (/P)— Senate civil liberties investigators said today they were considering measures to protect their witnesses as a result of testimony that two of them were threatened. Lawrence Howard, swarthy younj grocery clerk from Harlan county Ky., told the commltttee yesterda; he received an anonymous telephon call warning nim to leave town o' "they may bury you in Arlington cemetery Instead of Resthaven" Harlan burying ground. The curly-haired youth had testified a few days earlier that deputy sheriffs paid by Harlan county coa companies had offered him $100 to "shoot up" the home of William Klontz, a United Mine Workers' organizer. Another committee witness, Richard C. Tackett, testified he had been intimidated by Ted Creech, a Kentucky mine superintendent. He said Creech threatened to send him to the penitentiary for his statements to investigators. HARLAN, Ky., April 22 (/P)— Harlan county in the southeastern Kentucky mountains, the subject of the Senate civil liberties committee's current inquiry is the most invstigatedj of the Blue Grates state's 120 counties. Two gubernatorial commissions have placed the affairs of Harlan's rich coal fields under the microscope In recent years. The state inspector and examiner made a report on conditions there and a national labor relations board committee held hearings. In addition the 'Harlan county grand jury probed the situation. State troops frequently have been sent into the county either in connection with election disorders or on jleas of United Mine Workers of America organizers that their lives were in danger. Union organizers, nspired by the Wagner labor rela- ;ions act begin upheld, are going In- 10 Harlan again now. In 1931 Gov. Flem D. Sampson's jommlssion inquired into conditions ifter the "Battle of Evarts" in which ive men were killed in fighting be- wcen mine guards and union sym- jathizers. Sporadic disorders since ,hen have claimed a dozen or more ives. Pink Panties for Convicts Favored OKLAHOMA CITY, April 22 (/P)— Warden Fred Hunt's pink pantie reatment for reacptured prisoners at Granite reformatory gained support today of the chairman of the Oklahoma affairs board. "I think it is a noble experiment," aid Lea Nichols, head of the board, which administers the state penal nstitutions. Hunt, he said, "knows more about hose prisoners than we do. I cer- ainly am not going to stop him. I will give him a free hand and a free iloomer." Hunt scoffed at Chicago psychiat- ists, one of whom branded the reatment as "silly," contending ridicule is the best punishment in he world." Four prisoners who escaped were punished by seating hem in the rotunda of the reforma- ory for 22 hours a day—two attired nly in pink panties and two in mother hubbards. U. S. TEMPERATURE READINGS (At Pampa) ,un»et Wed 76 a, m. Today—.67 u. m 69 a. m..-_ 62 a. m.-.— 70 Maximum today, 92 oday, 67 degrees. 10 a, m 70 U a. m. 83 18 Noon ,—87 1 p. m.~. 8Q 2 p, m. ,- 02 degrees. Minimum • O Famed Musicians Judging Music Contests A. R. MCALLISTER Some of America's most famous musicians and band conductors are judging the contests of the North Texas School Band and Orchestra association which opened here early this morning. The judges, shown above, arc as follows: A. R. McAllister, director of the famous Joliet, 111., High School Band, and president of the National School Band and Orchestra Association; Col. Earl D. Irons, conductor of the N. T. A. C. Band, Arlington, and former assistant director to the late Pat Conway during the World war; William Kunkle, director of bands, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, for several seasons flute and piccolo soloist with Sousa's Band. Horace A. Jones, violinist from the University of Colorado, Boulder, will judge the string instruments. Mr. Jones is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music (London) and a concert violinist of renown. D. O. Wiley, director Texas v '-Tech Band, Lubbock, and . one of Texas' leading musicians O and bandmasters, concludes the list, of jurging officials. Some. 1,500 ,band students from all sections of the Panhandle arc attending the three-day meet. HORACE A. JONES WILLIAM M. KUNKLE OIL FIELD RESIDENTS JUBILANT OVER NEW HIKE Panhandle oil producers, lease holders and business men were surprised, pleasantly, this morning when they learned that the allowable of the Panhandle field had been increased 9,138 barrels daily. The announcement followed a report that Chairman C. V. Terrell of the Railroad commission had hinted that another reduction might be in order. The Increase was the largest In recent years. It will mean a hike in the percentage of proratable oil allowed produced and be a stimulus to drilling. COL. EARL D. IRONS D. O. WILEY LATE" sitws NEW CASTLE, Ky., April 22. (/P) —The commonwealth accepted a ury to try Brig.-Gen. Henry H. Denhardt tot murder in short or- ler today but the defense which had jcen skeptical of Henry county's 'eelings in the case refused eight of he men. Additional veniremen, mostly sun-tanned farmers who had >een aroused from their beds last night by Sheriff Evan Harrod's deputies and summoned to court, were called. AUSTIN, April 22. (/P)—The senate passed a bill today calling for establishment of two new hospitals for the insane, one in West and the other in East Texas. As lassed by the house, the proposal irovided only for the West Texas nstitution. The [senate's addition f the East Texas hospital made it necessary for the bill to return to he, lower chamber for action on he amendment. Charging that she already had me husband when they were marled In Liberal, Kas., on Dec. 20, 936, George E. Dick today had filed n Gray county district court a peti- lon for divorce from Elizabeth Dick. The plaintiff alleges that he learn- d after the marriage ceremony was performed that his wife had been narried 'at Liberal on Feb. 15, 1930, to Everett Rivett and that the first marriage never had been annulled r dissolved. Dick alleges, in the compalnt, that he knew nothing of the first ceremony and that he in no way was ;uilty of marriage. encouraging a bigamous AFRAID fo A JL £* MARION WHITE Cisy NEASEWicE.inc £* MARION WHITE Chapter I The annual Spring Frolic at the Green Hills Inn was in progress. Every person—young or old—who was of any social value in Green Hills was at the Inn, the men trim and debonair In spotless tails and tux, ,he women glamorous and luxurious n gleaming velvets and glittering metal cloths. For Green pills was one of the smartest suburbs within the metropolitan New york area, and the first spring dance at the Inn was unques* tionaWy the gala event Pf the season. By eleyenrtMrty the party was " ' : - ' the stag line,"— by just the proper number of Scotch and sodas, was performing in splendid form. The women of Green Hills were proud of them- Perhaps a litr tie later there would be those who might weaken— some to seek rest for weary feet in the smoking room downstairs, some to fall into the gentle unconsciousness which one' too many Scotch induces. But as yet the evening was unpSQ}le4- Hal Stewart's orchestra, jmp,orte.d a three weeks' engagem;ent pn Brpadway, swung into the lively strains pf "A. Pine Rxjmance." The pl<jer wcstien tftpfe heart;' tney . ferred these faster tunes. The quick rhythm stirred their blood; it proved that they could step around Just as lively as the 18-year-old girls, despite grown children at home. Millie Banders, frisking by in the arms of Jerry Johnson, glanced over her shoulder at Jerry's wife, Laura. "Who's that lovely blond with Bob Andrews?" sne asked Laura excitedly, slowing Jerry down so that she might catch the answer. "Mr. Hendry's secretary, I'm told," replied. "I've never seen her before," "Isn't she lovely? Jerry, dpn't ypu See STOliy, Page JO Celebration's Name Will Be Known Sunday Name for Pampa's June celebration will be announced Sunday, it was decided at a meeting of the general celebration committee in City Hall last night. Committee members last night discussed details of the coming observance and scanned the hundreds of entries in the celebration name contest. Because of the large number of suggestions submitted, it was decided more time should be taken in making a selection of the name which will be one that is-to stand through the years. Another meeting was scheduled for 3 o'clock this afternoon at which time further consideration was to be given to the contest entries and other details of the celebration. W. B. Weatherred, head of the committee, said that more detailed announcements of the tentative program also would be ready for announcement on Sunday. Winner of the name contest will be presented with a $10 cash prize. ®- 145 MNS OUT REBELS' BOMBARDMENT MADRID, April 22 (/P)—A thunderous government artillery assault against the gun emplacements from which insurgents have punished Madrid with death and destruction for 11 days drowned out the insurgent cannonade today and enabled government ground troops to fight their way into the Insurgent suburb of Usera. Savage fighting began at dawn along the suburban battlefront while Insurgent General Francisco Franco's gunners, adapting anti-aircraft jieces to siege work, rained shells nto the heart of the city. But the morning insurgent bom- >ardment, a continuation of the mil of steel that has cost at least 2QQ Madrid lives in less than two weeks, was short-lived. The government's own guns opened a tremendous barrage against the besiegers' gun emplacements in the suburbs. Meanwhile, rallying against a surprise insurgent attack that swarmed over then- first line trenches, the government defenders in the Usera uburb recaptured the lost ground and swept on to bend back the previous insurgent front line. Then they established themselves Approximately 145 World War veterans attended the "convention" of the local American Legion post at the Hut on West Foster last night Veterans happened to be presented from several states and many towns, including Colorado Springs, Maud, Okla., Burkburnett. A Dutch lunch was served to the large crowd. Twelve new members were announced, boosting the membership to 122. District Commander Lou Roberts in a speech said that the local ! post was outstanding in the 18th district in community service. He mentioned the fact that the post had received a citation from national headquarters. The Lions quartet of Chick Hickman, Jack Dunn, Bob Rose and Dude Balthrope sang several numbers. The legion will sponsor a spring dance at the Southern club, May 7. Commander Charlie Maisel this morning announced that between 40 and 50 are planning to attend the monthly meeting of the 18th district at Shamrock, Thursday, April 29. Members from 30 Panhandle towns over the district will be present. C. A. Cryer, superintendent of McLean schools, will be the principal speaker on the program. Mrs. Van Stewart of Perryton, who served as state child welfare chairman of the In the insurgents' seizing 12 houses. Old positions, The motto In memory of. King ?,dw.ard, YI.II, now pn sa.le at Wool, WQrth'S. Adv. See NO. 2, Page 6 Ti DIRECTORS GALLED T Directors of the Pampa Chamber of commerce and Board of City Development have been notified of a called meeting Friday night at the City Hall, by J. M. Collins, president. A detailed report will be made of contacts made in Austin during the week with the Texas Highway 'Commission, and other matters will be presented to the board for action. Plans fpr entertaining the highway commission on their visit here May 7 will be discussed, AUSTIN, April 22 (/Ft— The Railroad Commission today set the allowable production of Texas oil in May at 1,411,236 barrels daily, an increase of 62,272 barrels over the basic allowable for April. The new allowable was 70,436 bar- j rels greater than the estimate of market demand for Texas crude made by the Federal Bureau of Mines. The production on April 19 was reported as 1,398,116 barrels, having increased normally about 50,000 barrels since the start of the month due to new completions and adjustments. The major increases went to the following fields: Panhandle, 9,138; Van 1,200; Tom O'Connor 1,000; Greta 1,000 and Cayuga 440. C. V. Terrell, commission chairman, said it should be noted that while the allowable was above the bureau of mines estimates production was always about two or three per cent under the allowable because'bf shutdowns and repairs. ' • • : "This means the actual production will be about 40,000 barrels less than indicated by the allowable," he said. "In the case of the Panhandle,- trie hearing disclosed there had been consistent withdrawal from storage to meed demand and we believe storage has been reduced to as low a point as we deem fit to be safe. "In fact, some of our refiners' storage has been reduced to as low as ten days supply of crude, which is. too low for economic operation in'' our opinion. 1 ' The factor on which the East Texas field allowable is computed, 2.32 per cent of the hourly production, was not changed. By districts, the comparative al- lowables on April 1 and May 1 were as follows: East Texas 455,500 and 459,300; Panhandle 72,150 and 81,288; Moore county 1,350 and 1,386; Osborne area 700 and 700; North Texas 64,922 and 65,963; Foard county 565 and 565; West Central Texas 62,891 and 65,350; West Central Texas 62,891 and 65,350; West Texas 178947 and 187,915; East Central Texas 70,..' See NO. 3, Page 6 I Saw Bill Harwell holding his six- month old niece, and not too tenderly either, over a fountain while the baby drank thirstily, and reached out her hands and yelped for more when he took her away. The piccolo players of a half-dozen visiting bands playing "The Organ Grinder's Swing" in the Chll- dress high school bus, parked in front of the high school. New Deadline for Classified Page Is Established When you are reading your copy of the Pampa Daily NEWS each evening at 6 o'clock or later, readers in Shamrock, Amarlllo, Borger, Whittenburg, Panhandle, Canadian, Miami, Wheeler, Magic City and other .towns and communities in this territory are also reading theirs. But to effect this distribution every day, dead-, lines must be met, and meeting deadlines in a newspaper office is something that must be done —or else. Now in order to be sure al} readers of The NEWS get their copies on time, a new deadline had to be established for the classified ad page. Henceforth, all ads to be published on the classified ad page must be telephoned or handed to Mary, the "want ad girl," by p;3Q O'clock, each morning, if the $3 Is tq J» published in that ftftwnapn's Issue. Ads for tjhe nejtf daj wffl be reeived b each

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