Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on September 20, 1935 · Page 1
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SOLON DENOUNCES EFFORT TO SIDETRACK TAX MEASURES IN TEXAS HOUS serving Pampa, and Northeastern Panhandle •© HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of JPampa THE NEW PAMPA Faatest Growing City In Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center (VOL. 29. .NO. 143) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) ^ FAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1935 (Twelve Pages Today) (PRICE FIVE CENTS) MUSSOLINI PROTESTS BRITISH FLEET Twinkles Unhappy, we Imagine, is the Echool which docs not have a lighted gridiron and a band or two this year. Huey Long got a paragraph in a number of the weekly papers. They have Httle space for such fellows. The Canadian Record refers to the Harvesters as a team that "on paper looks as good as any In the state." Now the job Is to make : them equal to the paper and ink the Record has given them. When the women go to war,' as they threaten to do in Ethiopia, it is time to think up a more manly pastime for us gentlemen. West Texas wrestling- is reputed to be about the roughest and toughest in the country. Like our weather's reputation. Seems like we can't be nice and get any notices. Musing of the moment: Important extracts from current utterances: "We must develop the capacity for self-government or democracy is going to be the ruin of us." . . . "The big problems of today grow out of the general condition of ignorance and selfishness among the citizens of the country." . . . Startling fact: •Spanish-American war pensions have cost more than eight times the initial cost of the war to date. Brevitorials TOECKNTLY THIS newspaper and several others in the Panhandle refrained from printing facts of an extortion plot against Mark Huselby, ranchman and oil land owner. The following letter has been received from Mr. Huselby at Mo- : beetle: "Pampa Daily News: Gentlemen, this is to acknowledge my appreciation of your and other newspapers in not publishing to the world an account of my receipt of extortion notes, which would have aided the criminals in their despicable aims. I also wish to thank the G-men and all local officers for their prompt and efficient service in this matter. Again thanking all of you, I am, MARK HUSELBY." The case was never solved, but Mr. Huselby is no longer being annoyed by writers of extortion notes. mHERE IS A lively argument among newspaper men as to whether the death of Huey Long was a more important story than the deaths of Will Rogers and Wiley Post, Marlen Pew, editor of a newspaper trade journal, comments as follows: "It Is a tough question. The assassination of Long, speaking from the national viewpoint, was the more important event. It means the end of a violent career of one who sought elevation from' the U. 8. Senate 'to the White House, on a platform which might have shaken the foundations of the republic. Long's candidacy might have split the democratic party next year, at least In the south. For more than two years Long was one of the two or three leading news characters in American eyes. On the other hand, Will Rogers was without doubt the best-loved American clown and household name, His death poignantly played on national emotions. His loss was by all odds the most keenly felt by the average citizen, especially women and children." , ' This writer places the two stories on equal footing from a news story Standpoint, but considers the suddenness and finality of the plane appideht as furnishing the greater , news Jhrill for readers. ; JJUEY LONG was in many ways "** inexplicable. The story is told, and reliably, that on one- occasion Mr. Long stopped reading the Bible See COMJMN, Page t J Heard ,. Bandy Lee, Amarillo police officer, telling the "gang" in the police station, this morning that he had been given the day off to go to the fair but Instead he came over to see the Harvesters in action tonight. Bandy Is a former baseball umpire but l>e figured police work would be less dangerous so he joined the' Amarillo force some years ago. Ivy punean te)Hng ,and swearing it was, the truth, that in the ''good ojd, 4ftys" Sieve wasn't a man or Joy in Wig .Panhandle that opujcj beat a foot race, «Why, i$fp ivjrr- •,; - , " -*-, • . ';<; •• p. Vi. ''(• ' ®- RADIO SPEECH OF RiOKETTS 9S CANCELED Objection of British Government Holds up Talk; Conference Is Held. ACTOR IN HIS PRIVATE CAR REFUSES TO SEE HER CHICAGO, Sept. 30 (If) — The Chicago American In a copyrighted story today said John Barrymore, slasjc and screen star, was followed Into Chicago <his morn- Incr by Elaine Barrie, his 20-year- old "protege." The article said Miss Barrie tried to meet Barrymore, who Is 53, when he arrived on the Twentieth Cen- .tury Limited of the New York Central railroad but that he refused to see her and remained In his cat- while it was shifted to the Santa Fe tracks. Miss Barrie, the story continued, came to Chicago by airplane, arriving shortly before BaTrymore was due, and boarded his train when it pulled into the station, only to be prevented from disturbing him. She was quoted as saying, "If I can only sec John. They are keeping us apart. He loves me, wants me. I must see him." The American said she wired from New York, before taking the plane, "Darling Mickey—nobody can separate us. I am miserably unhappy without you. I am flying to Chicago to find you again. Aeriel." She was reported to have explained that Earrymcve called her "Aeriel" after a player in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and that she called him "Caliban," after another character. When Miss Barrie knocked on the door of Barrymore's car Henry Hotchner, his manager, insisted Earrymore was sleeping and did not care to be disturbed, She boarded the train at a South Side station and finally left it at its downtown station when unable to see the actor. As she left she was quoted as saying to "Cam" Ccmmomili, caretaker for Barrymore's home at Beverly Hills and a traveling companion: 'Won't you please let me see Mr. Barrymore? Don't you know that he really wants to see me?" To which Cammomili was reported to have replied: 'Mr. Barrymore wants to see no one." Dollar Wheat Is Bringing Frowns To Farmer Faces TOPEKA, Kas., Sept. 20 (AP)— Dollar wheat—once the dream' of the prairie planter—is here, but it brings only frowns of disappointment to Kansas farmers these days. "What good does It do us?" We haven't any wheat to sell," was the comment that greeted the recent advance to $1 a bushel. 'More farmers in the western half of Kansas will buy than will sell wheat this fall and winter," predicted Carl C. Cogswell, master of the Kansas grange. "Dollar wheat is not arousing much enthusiasm." Belief officials estimate 1,500,000 bushels of wheat will have to be shipped Into Kansas for fall seeding, and Gov. Alf M. Landon predicted 13,000 to 17,000 farmers will have to ask government aid to purchase seed wheat if they are to plant the crop. The drought, and the federal wheat acreage reduction program, are blamed. Captain (NEWS Staff Photo.) J. R. Green, Harvester end, was named captain of the game with Lawton at Harvester park tonight. A different captain will serve in each game on the Harvesters' schedule. TOM MOONEY'S WIFE DISPUTES STATE EVIDENCE Story of Prosecution Witness Denied At Hearing SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20 UP)—: Short, plump Mrs. Tom Mooney returned eagerly to the witness stand today to try to help clear her 66- year-old husband of complicity in the 1916 preparedness day bombing, for which lie already has served 19 years of a lifs sentence, Animated, at times bitterly vindictive as she recalled testimony of government witnesses in Mooney's trial so long ago, the blue-eyed woman yesterday recited in detail her activities the day of the bombing, recalling many events readily. Her attitude indicated clearly her conviction the current habeas corpus hearing before a referee appointed by the California supreme court is one of the .biggest events of her life. After, she finishes her testimony Israel Weinberg of Cleveland, onetime San Francisco "jitney" bus driver, will be called as Mooney's counsel seeks to show lie was convicted on perjured testimony. Weinberg, now a Cleveland garment manufacturer, was acquitted by a jury after he was held for 20 months in jail while Mooney and Warreri K. Billings were convicted of the bombing, in which 10 persons were killed and 40 injured. Mrs. Mooney also was acquitted. Gray-haired Mrs. Mooney sup- See MOONEY, Page 8. LEif KOEECKE IS SLAIN IN SELF-DEFENSE JURY RULES TORONTO, Sept. 20 (IP)— Charges of manslaughter against William Joseph Mulqueeney and irwln Davis in the death of Leiv Koenecke, Brooklyn ball player, in an airplane above the Long Branch race 'track here Tuesday, were dismissed today by Magistrate Douglas Keith. A coroner's jury last night found that Mulciueeney' and Davis, Detroit airmen, killed the Brooklyn outfielder in self defense after Koenecke haid started a fight in a plane piloted by Mulqueejney. Magistrate Keith said he agreed with that verdict. "Through all the evidence I can find no indication of criminal intent," he said. "T£ey may have struck more and harder blows than weVe necessary, but in that regard I cannot judge., "Jn view 0f tjils ,1 am, acquitting these men a#e} tftey are fp receive ir tmjnefliate freedom." , ^ oner's jury ruled today that the Detroit airmen,' William J. Mulqueeney and Irwin Davis, acted in self-defense when they fought Len Koenecke of the Brooklyn Dodgers to death Tuesday in an airplane. The aviators faced manslaughter charges in a magistrate's court later in the day, confident that they would be freed. The jury under Coroner Dr. Warren Snyder listened in suburban Islington to evidence that the big league baseball player attacked pilot Mulqeeney and his companion while flying from Detroit to Buffalo. Prof. Jqslyn Rogers, chemical analyst of the University of Toronto, giving evidence that Koenecke was Intoxicated, said that "if there was any tendency at all for a man to be violent or quarrelsome," Koenecke was $n, "excelelnt condition for it to breafc out," . The analyst fesMfied traces pf gejrt, W. CffH^n" '' • V*.. •• -, i,< '* •- -\.r LONDON, Sept. 20 (fl>)—The mat- tor of Ethiopian concessions reclaimed its prominence in the Italo- Ethlopian panarama today when the American Loo Chertok and the British Francis M. Rickett, concession operators, won attention. Chertok, New York broker, reported a "satisfactory" conference with Dr. Warknex C. Martin, Ethiopian minister to London, regarding his claim to the black empire's mineral rights, while official sources explained the cancellation of Rlck- ett's radio broadcast to America. These sources disclosed that the Rickett broadcast, scheduled for early today, was cancelled by the Columbia Broadcasting company after the British foreign office had informally expressed Its disapproval of it. It was explained that the foreign office expressed the view that Rickett, a British subject, who negotiated a mineral concession for American interests—later nullified at the suggestion of Secretary of State Cordell Hull—might somehow be connected with the British government. (Columbia Broadcasting officials in New York stated they had been advised the Rickett broacast was delayed and that it might be made later.) The conference between Dr. Martin and Chertok, who was accompanied by Cyril Rsppaport, his London associate, evoked a statement of the Ethiopian legation that it had "settled the questions of loan and concession to the satisfaction of both parties." Chertok, who said on his arrival from New York yesterday that his option, which he must exercise within 30 days, granted him and his associates a 50-year concession of "anything under the ground in any part of the country we may care to select." At the end of today's conference he said: "The whole concession Is tied up. Everything is fine. The territory affected by the concession has been defined." JONES APPOINTED WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (AP)— J. Weldon Jones, whose appointment as financial expert in the office of high commissioner of the Philippines was announced last night at Hyde Park, is the present insular auditor of the Philippine government. Jones was graduated from high school at Quanah, Texas, according to records in the war department's bureau of insular affairs. TO FILE COMPLAINT IN COUNCIL OF LEAGUE OF NATIONS Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Turner and son of McLean were visitors in Pampa yesterday. BY A. E. STUNT/, Associated Press Foreign Staff. ROME, Sept. 20.—A high authority said today that Premier Mussolini had ordered a protest to the League of Nations council agulnvt Great Britain's dispatch of warships to the Mediterranean. This authority said that II Duce had Instructed Baron Pompeo Alolsi, Italy, chief delegate to the league, to call the council's attention to the situation created by the British reinforcements of their regular Mediterranean fleet as constituting a threat of war. Alolsi also is to state, it was said, that the British actions are equal to an anticipation of league action as regards the application of sanctions against treaty violators and therefore are in violation of the principles of the League of Nations. (Article XI of the league of covenant says: "Any war or threat of war, whether immediately affecting any of the members of the league or not, Is hereby declared a matter of concern to the whole league, and the league shall take any action that may be deemed wise and effectual to safeguard the peace of nations. In case any such emergency should arise the secretary general shall on the request of any member of the league forthwith summon a meeting of the council. It is also declared to be the friendly right of each-member of the league to bring to the attention of the assembly or of the council any circumstances whatever affecting International relations which threaten to disturb international peace or the good understanding between nations upon which peace depends.) Italian newspapers for the last few days have stated Italy's position in regard to the British concentration of warships at great length. They declared Great Britain's naval concentration in the Mediterranean constitutes at least as great a violation of the league covenant as Italy's concentration of troops in East Africa. The newspapers have suggested that the league, in addition to discussing the Italo-Ethiopian situation, should also discuss the British naval activities. An Italian government spokesman said today there still was a possibility that the league compromise proposal might serve as a basis for the discussion of the Italo-Ethlo- See MUSSOLINI, Page 4. WPA Supervisor To Confer With Planning Board City Is Facing Most Serious Problem Of All Time R. W. Willis, district works projects supervisor, was here this afternoon to .meet the county planning board relative to which WPA projects should be launched first when funds are available. Since the projects must last an entire year in the sense that em- playables on the relief rolls must be given employment that long, not all projects can be started now. Moreover, the list of employables in Gray county today stood at 197— far below the "man years" needed for all the projects. Seasonal employment has reduced the rolls, but cold weather will bring many men back to the relief office for help. The list of unemployables, or men who doctors say are unable to do ordinary work, Is rather large in this county. In this district of relief administration are 1,735 active relief cases, including both emplpyables and un- employables. The amount of money available for the last half of September is only $5.66 per case. Each case represents, on an average, 4,6 Individuals—including dependents— in this district. Such a sum is of course wholly inadequate. Belief authorities and citizens generally are almost equally worried by the low wage scale—$?4 per month—which wilj apply to WfA .ATS MADRID, Sept. 80. (/P)— The cabinet of Premier Alejandro Ler- roux resigned today. GENEVA, Sept. 80 (/P) —Italian quarters informed the Associated Press today that direct negotiations between Great Britain and Italy have already begun or will begin scon on what Britain considers the Italian menace to Egypt through Libya. PARIS, Sept. 30. (&)— The possl- blities of » war in Africa, and unrest in France brought Premier Laval home from Geneva today to summon a, plenary cabinet meeting: for tomorrow. HYDE PARK, N. Y., Sept. 20. (/Pt —President Roosevelt announced today the resignation of Joseph P. Kennedy, chairman of the securities and exchange commission. NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30. (IP)— James E. Van Zandt, of Altoona, Pa., will head the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States as their Commander-in-chief for his third consecutive term. Bernard W. Kearney, of Glpversviile, N. Y., also wW succeed hiniself as senior VJce commander. Pofh were nominated in the annual convention here io- gwr without opposition for election late Tom Mooney Again Goes to Battle SEVERAL NEW REVENUE BILLS INTRODUCED IN LEGISLATURE On his way to his first skirmish in his new fight for freedom, Tom Mooney, famed California lifer, is shown entering a car for the trip from San Qucntin to San Francisco, guards behind him. On his third excursion outside prison walls in the 19 years since the preparedness day blast for which he was convicted, Mooney frankly expressed Coubt that California supreme court would set him free, but the habeas corpus plea had to be exhausted before he could make final appeal to the U. S. supreme court. Harvesters Will Face First Test Of Year Tonight AUSTIN, Sept. 20. (flV-ttep. W. E. Jones of Jourdanton, chairman of the houre revenue and taxation committee, today denounced an effort to sidetrack revenue measures pending passage of liquor control and old age pension legislation. The legislature should, he said, provide revenue simultaneously with establishment of an old age pension system. A resolution proposing the I procedure was sent to the commit* tee on rules. Jones termed It an "astounding proposition" and warned against holding out a lure or a fantastic Idea to persons seeking old-age pensions. "It would be the highest type of deception if we did not make a serious effort to provide revenues," he said. "It would be an insult to the dignity of Texas and to every aged person. Unless we raise revenue pension warrants would not be worth the paper they were written on." Several new tax bills were Introduced. They proposed a five per cent tax on automobile mortgages, a ten per cent levy on all natural resources, taxes on domino halls, coin operated vending machines and circus performances and admissions and an increase In the state's share of wagers on horse races. The house passed a bill to allow formation of corporations to distill, manufacture and rectify liquors after amending It to prohibit liquor interests from contributing to political campaigns. A bill to release penalties and Interest on all taxes delinquent Aug. 1, 1935, if paid before March 15, 1936, was introduced by Rep. W. E. Pope of Corpus Christl. graduated nenalties would be invoked from March 15 to July 1, 1936, when full penalty and interest would become due. A series of bills to validate local bond Issues to secure federal grants encountered opposition in the senate. The first of eight was passed, but without sufficient votes to make it Immediately effective upon approval by the house. ^ It validated issues of revenue obligations by cities and towns except where validity was questioned in pending litigation. ^ Stocks Tumble In War Scare Green Named Captain of Pampa Gridsters Football-minded Pampa, after a season of red .hot baseball, will be given the first view of the 1935 Harvesters tonight at 8 o'clock, with the Lawton, Okla., Wolves as the interesting and capable opposition. It will be the first meeting of the two elevens. Lawton concluded training yesterday before starting to Pampa by bus. The Harvesters held a lively workout last night under the lights. The band and pep squad rehearsed also. A large crowd of fans gathered to watch the proceedings. Admission tonight at the gate will be 50 cents. This is in addition to the reserved seat price for those who purchased reservations a week ago. With the exception of a couple of sprained ankles, the Harvesters will be in excellent condition when they take the field tonight against the veteran Lawton Wolves. Drake, regular halfback, and Woolridge, substitute quarterback, have ankle injuries which may cut down their speed slightly. Lawton's eleven is in perfect condition for the game, their coach announced. The team arrived in Pampa last night and was to spend the entire day resting. With the exception of one or two big huskies, the Wolves appeared uniform in size and a well balanced team. They See HARVESTERS, Page 8. ALLEN SILENT AS REVOLUTION RISES IN RANKS Believe Governor Can Make or Break Any Candidate By RALPH WHEATLEY Associated Press Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 20 (AP) —Governor O. K. Allen, on whose shoulders fell the mantle dropped by Huey P. Long, met silently today the uprising within his political ranks over selection of candidates for the January election. He shut himself off from callers and refused to say a word about the insurrection created by Lieut.-Gov. James A. Noe and Pub- lie Service Commissioner Wade O. Martin, who defied his authority by announcing their candidacies for governor and United States senator without waiting- for a caucus of the Long faction. He spent yesterday in conference with first one and then another, but had nothing to say to the public. He was taken completely by surprise by the announcements and rebuked Noe and Mar- See ALLEN, Page 8. VATOM MAKES APPEAL FOR PEACE: EUROPE SHUTS PURSE VATICAN CITY, Sept..20. (/P)— The Vatican newspaper Osser- vatore Romano made another appeal for peace today, declaring the Italo-Ethiopian situation "becomes evermore acute on the African as well as the European front." "In face of a situation so full of menaces," said the paper, "this appeal to the sense of responsibility of the government chiefs and to the conscience of. the people must become everyday more heartfelt." The Osservatore Ramano also protested against the showing of a motion picture on Ethiopia which is being exhibited throughout Italy for propaganda purposes. It called the film indecent. GENEVA, Sept. 30. (IP)— Certain French sources here said today they believed Premier Mussolini would np£ give s fja(; note to the League of Nations compromise plan for <$ tfce dispute, but would suggest a substitute. Although this view was not shared unanimously by. the French, one of them said: "Premier Mussolini may reply, 'your plan is idiotic but I am willing to discuss some other one'." , There were unofficial reports that Premier Laval of France may arrange to see II Duce at Stresa, Italy, next week and that Salvador De Madarlaga of Spain, chairman of the Italo-Ethlopian committee which drew up the prompromlse proposal, might also try to see the Italian leader, A report was circulated in league .quarters that Great Britain seeks a pledge from II -Duce that he will bring back the major part of his armies from northeast Africa and that it was stated that the Italians, on their part, want a pledge there shall be no talk of leagjie NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (AP)— War clouds, combined with technical factors, put the skids under the stock market today for losses' ranging, at the worst, from 1 to around 5 points. Selling was the heaviest in the morning when the ticker tape dropped several minutes behind floor transactions. The deluge was stemmed later and extreme declines were shaded or pared. The close was weak. Transfers approximated 2,200,000 shares. NEW YORK, Sept. SO (#)—A wave of selling emanating partly from Europe swept share prices $1 to $5 lower in the New York stock exchange today, but it soon subsided and there were numerous recoveries of $1 to $2 in the late trading. Uneasiness over war preparations was a major factor In the decline. Some brokerage houses with European connections reported the heaviest selling from abroad in many weeks. After the close of the financial day in London and Paris, however, the New York market turned quieter, and prices stiffened. In the late dealings, buying came into some of the so-called, war stocks, with Electric Boat, manufacturers of submarines, rising more than $1 a share, to above $10. Coppers recovered early losses, as tha export price of the metal reached the highest level in more than two yars. ,«. POLO MEETING POSTPONED Because of conflicting engage* ments, the polo meeting set for tonight at 8 o'clock has been postponed until the same hour Monday night, in the Board of City Devel* opment rooms in the city hall. Members and persons interested in polo are urged to attend the important meeting. • • • . -•• —— BLAST KILLS WOMAN LAFOLLETTE, Tenn,, Sept. 20, (AP)—A series of dynamite ex* plosions shook LaFollette early today, partially wrecking a business building and killing Mrs. Prudie Rutherford, mother of several children. The blasts tore out concrete, brick and timbers in a building near the postoffice. I Saw t •» A telegram from Bob McCoy o< Lawton to his relative, the Pampan 'of the same name, which read; "Give 'em eooc? lesson la foptib.aJJ4 but don't beat 'em too bad," Miss. Soy RUey,' ftmtor hj teacher, already becoming iastic over her.' new to *r

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