Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 23, 1937 · Page 1
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THE WMTHEft WEST TE&A8: PARTLY CLOUDY AMJ doLCER, TEMPERAT URE SLIGHTLY ABOVE FREEZING IN iTHE . PANHANDLE TONIGHT; SATURDAY PAlft, COOLER IN SOUTHEAST PORTION. A Dependable institution Serving Pampa and the Northeastern Panhandle TUNEINItPDN THE HIGH FIDELITY VOlOB &t THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS AT TfitB TOP O' TEXAS, COVERlNO *Hl frAlfc HANDLE DAILY FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET. (1310 KILOCYCLES). (VOL. 31. NO. 16) full AP Leased Wire PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 23, 1937, 16 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CfiNfS) COMPANY IS SUED BY GOVERNMENT HOOD'S GUNS MENACE AS BOATS DOCK AT BILBAO BILBAO, Spain, April 23 (/P)— Three British food ships, running an attempted Insurgent blockade under the partial protection of , f British men-of-war, steamed into besieged Bilbao today to the cheers of famished Basques and the crash of six Insurgent air raids. Government and insurgent pilots •• engaged in deadly sky fights, high over the Basque capital while the cargo boats, loaded with 6,100 tons of provisions, docked in the broad Nervion river. The food freighters MacGregor, Hamsterley and Stanbrook defied threats from the insurgent cruiser Almirante Cervera and armed trawler. Galerna outside the 3-mile limit under the protecting guns of H. M. S. Hood, the world's largest bat. tleship, and a flotilla of British destroyers. The Basque trawler Bizyaka then convoyed the food fleet Into Bilbao's •port inside the three-mile limit, in ; which official British protection has been forbidden. 50 Bombs Dropped. While joyful Basques were applauding the captains and crews of the vessels, insurgent fliers dumped more than 50 bombs on Bilbao but made no attempt to damage the British ships. ';• * Government aviators, rising to ; battle the air raiders, lost one plane. Capt. Felipe Del Rio Crlspo was killed. Basque officials said one insurgent ship fell in the sea and two others crashed behind the insurgent siege lihes. The three cargo vessels, bringing ^, relief to Bilbao's starving population swollen from 160,000 to almost &' 400.000 refugees, defied the shells "of the insurgent fleet during the nigh't and docked'just after 8 a. m. (3 a. m. EST). Just before dawn, the skipper of the Hamsterley said after their successful break through the blockade the insurgent cruiser Almirante ; Cervera and the armed trawler Ga: ' lerna halted the miniature fleet. : Crashing into the seas just off their bows came one shot from the ' Cervera to be followed by a terse ' note from the insurgent commander: Hood to the Rescue. ' "We shall sink you if you do not 1 halt." The hovering battle cruiser Hood, mightiest warsiiip afloat, was quickly advised of the situation and steamed to the rescue with the destroyer flotilla under her command. From then until they reached Spanish territorial waters the British warships covered the merchantmen 'and there at the .three-mile limit turned them over WtheVpro- See NUMBER 1, Page 8 MADRID, April 23. (/P)—Shrapnel from insurgent shells splattered death and injury in downtown Ma. drld for the 12th successive day of bombardment today, causing at least, a dozen casualties by 9:30 a. m. (4:30 a. m., E. S. T.) More than 250 persons have been killed and hundreds injured in the attacks. , As on previous days, many of the shells ploughed into the Gran Via area. Subway station stairways and basements quickly filled with refugees. Confronted by 50 casualties in yesterday's bombardment alone, the defense staff sought to educate MadrJlenos in the grim art of dodging death, The citizens, jolted out of the fatalism with which they have met fiye and one-half months of insurgent siege, were warned: 1—Keep off wide streets running east and west like Gran Via. If it is necessary to use them, walk close ' to doorways ready to duck. (Franco's gunners have been firing from .the west). . 2—rOn streets running north'and south like Castallano boulevard, walk on the sunny side in the morn- Ing and the shady side in the af- • temoon. 3-r-Do not cross plazas diagonally but walk around them, ready to dive into doorways. 4—-If caught in a park or open space, }ie down. I Heard a left-hander will join Pampa's Sunday when they s porger here, He w; -' - Friday night 'Here, Jwever. will get tja,sebaiy club P$JU|ps of used Appreciated FANCIIER UPSHAW DAVID McPHERSON * * * Pampans today were grateful to President Fancher Upshaw above, of the Amarillo Philharmonic Symphony orchestra, David McPherson, guest soloist, lower photo, and to members of the orchestra for giving Pampa the first symphony concert ever presented>.here. ... The -new high school auditorium was packed to capacity for the occasion. Part of the audience included hundreds of out-of-town students here to compete in the band contests which began yesterday and will continue through tomorrow. It was estimated that more than 1,000 attended the concert. The orchestra presented both popular and classical compositions. Outstanding on the program were two movements from a Hayden symphony, labeled the "Surprise Symphony" on the program, and Jean Sibelius' famed Finlandia. The orchestra's interpretation of the great Finn's music which is the national anthem of Finland. A medley of Victor Herbert's airs and another of American patriotic songs, the last two numbers on the program, were most popular among the youth in the audience; however, most music lovers' present felt that the program as a symphony concert was light, and that their enjoyment could have ben greatly enhanced with 20 minutes or so of Bethoven or Schubert. The concert was free. HUNGER STRIKE ENDS IN DEATH AT PRISON McALESTER, Okla., April 23. (/P) —Jack Scott, 17, died in the McAlester penitentiary hospital today of paralysis, Dr. T. H. McCarley, prison physician, said was induced by a hunger strike started 16 days ago in the Pontotoc county jail at Ada. He had been unconscious for the past 24 hours. Dr. McCarley said lack of food weakened Scott and caused recurrence of non-infectious meningitis, an old ailment. Scott, who lives in St. Louis, Mo., started his hunger strike while awaiting trial at Ada in the killing of a deputy sheriff. Stricken four days ago, he was brought to the penitentiary hospital for treatment. Carl Marler, nurse, said he had been given food intravenously. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Scott of St. Louis, were at the bedside. They said they would take the body to St. Louis tonight. «•»• PROOF FOB FOR. BROWNSVILLE, April 23 (/P)— Five more fighting tarpon were piled up today in this city's argument that the President should come to the Rio Grande if he wants to catch the silver king, while anglers lost dozens of the big fish which were too frisky to hold. One fisherman even caught a tarpon in the surf near the Rio Grande while fishing with cut Twelve Bands Will March On Field Tonight GOVERNMENT IMPLORED TO DECLARE MARTIAL LAW GUYMON, Okla., Apr. 23 (AP) Martial law enforcement of uniform soil practices In the five- state dust bowl to stop land-eroding "black blizzards" was asked of President Roosevelt today. Thirty business men and farmers in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles and southern Kansas who met here last night telegraphed it is "imperative that the federal government declare an existing emergency and place martial law in effect throughout the dust bowl" In Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado nnd Kansas. "Drastic action" is necessary, the telegram said, "for the preservation of life and property. . . " Giles Miller, Guymon publisher, was chairman of the meeting. "We must get the soil conservation work under one direction," Miller said today. "The government must act. It's not a community affair, or a state affair, it's a five- state affair. "Now there are too many different opinions, the farmers hesitate and the thing just won't work out with each person following his individual idea. The. methods so far have been ineffective because they aren't uniform. "One farmer or group of farmers may list and plant row crops to hold soil, and then a neighbor's farm will blow over onto his and choke off his crop. "Under martial law, all the farmers in the dust bowl would have to adopt similar measures. We figure this dust blowing can be stopped and we want the federal government to do it." The group asked that "an army of tractors and listers" be used to cover the area "systematically under orders, beginning at the south and west side of the dust bowl and leaving no cultivated land untouched. . . until the entire area is covered." coin OF ' is Condition of Alton "Possum" Moore, critically injured by falling 'timber at a well near Kellerville Wednesday night, was slightly improved today, attending physicians said. Jim Tedder, less seriously hurt, was recovering satisfactorily, it was announced. Moore suffered a broken back, punctured lung and fractured ribs. Tedder received a badly sprained back. The accident happened while the men were trying to remove a horse from the well cellar with an improvised winch. Hereford Minister Elected Moderator WHITE DEER, April 23. (NO— The Rev. John O. Thorns of Hereford was elected moderator of the Amarillo Presbytery of the Presbyterian church at the • conference session here yesterday. Last night more than 100 men attended the annual banquet, one of the highlights of the two-day spring meeting. Closing sessions were being held today with ministers and elders attending. Dr. John Murdock Maclnnls of Alhambra, Calif., father of the host pastor, Rev. Gordon Maclnnis, and Henry Bishop of Amarillo were principal speakers at the banquet. In the afternoon session, Dr. Murdock McLeod of New York gave an inspirational talk. Musle was by the White Deer high school girls gleen club. • W. A. Zlschang, superintendent of the children's home in AmarUlo, gave a report on progress of the institution. The Pampa Presbyterian church is being represented by''|he Rev. L. Burney Shell, pastor, and JO. L. McColm, elder. ; : .J : '•••• Others present at the banquet last night Included George'Briggs, Pick W'alker, Barry Fijian, Walter Wanner, Jimroie Wheeler, J£. Bunch, Alien Hodges, George w. s, p&cj, a Public Is Invited To Attend Free Spectacle Uniformed bands will march on Harvester field this evening In the most colorful event of the three- day North Texas Band and Orchestra meeting here. Drum majors will step high and twirl batons In a contest starting at 7:45, and the bands will parade at 8:15. The public Is Invited for this free spectacle. Bands of junior high and class C high schools are having their contests today, while class A and B high school bands will play tomorrow. Yesterday 262 solo and duet numbers were heard and rated by the judges. Ward school bands and rhythm bands also played yesterday. In the ward school division, Woodrow Wilson and Sam Houston bands of Pampa received first rank, Hereford, White Deer, and Horace Mann of Pampa second, Shamrock and Baker of Pampa third. Shamrock rhythm band ranked 1, Horace Mann and Baker of Pampa, and Webb all ranked 2. The only class D band, from thE Academy of Music and Art at Amarillo, played this morning and received a rank of 2. In orchestral competition, LeFors and Central Junior High of Amarillo each ranked 2 in class C, while the class B orchestras were Hereford, ranking 3, and Childress, ranking 4. This afternoon's program includes the apeparance of the Spearman, White Deer, Morse, Whittenburg, Canyon, Pampa Junior High, and Canadian bands on the stage of the OTMI3ER 2, Page 8"~ No city In the nation but Guymon, Okla., could gather 250 citizens for an all-day trip over the Panhandle of Texas to advertise its famous "Pioneer Day" festival, to be staged on May 3 with a preliminary opening on May 2, this year. But yesterday afternoon 64 cars bearing 250 residents of Guymon swooped down on Pampa. There were bewhiskered Panhandle frontiersmen and their courageous wives, there were beautiful girls and young men, brought up in that country. The "Guymonltes" were given a real Pampa reception. They were met by a motorcycle escort and a group of chamber of commerce officials west of Pampa and escorted down town where a parade formed, led by the bewhiskered Guymon band. Pampa, through Frank Culberson, chairman of the chamber of commerce goodwill committee, welcomed the visitors with Senator Ross Rlsler responding. The Guymon band played, the Goodwell Aggie quartet sang and all was broadcast over station KPDN. Pampa streets were lined with home folk who proved that See NUMBER 3, Page 8 Bert Wilhelm, superintendent of the Mazda Dil Co. plant, four miles west of LeFors, was assessed a $100 fine in Gray county court when he pleaded guilty to pollution of a stream with petroleum products. The oil company official was the first to fall under a drive by Charles Smith, deputy state game warden, to halt pollution of Gray county streams. The state deputy charges that polluted streams are killing fish and making water unfit for stock on cattle ranches throughout the territory. The offense by the oil company, the deputy charged, polluted the North fork of the Red River. •>. PLANE LOSS ESTIMATED. SALAMANCA, Spain. April 23 (#) —Generalissimo Francisco franco's Insurgent headquarters estimated today the Ma.drtdi: Valencia govern^ ment had lost 423 airplanes since the civil war began last July; ED IN JAIL CHARGE OF FELONIOUS ASSAULT FACES NEGRO NEW YORK, April 23 (#)—Harlem's sepia-tinctured "god" was in jail today. The self-appointed Messiah of Lenox avenue, Manhattan's broad thoroughfare which bisects the biggest negro community in the world, was brought back from a segment of his "kingdom" in Milford, Conn., and booked on a charge of felonious assault. Both myth and man, the squat, bltand-feaured little author of unc- tutous phases, described by uncounted thousands of his followers as "god" but by more practical biographers as a one-time Baltimore handyman who aspired to higher things, sat hunched on a Jail cell cot, wordless. Outside of .police headquarters milled hundreds of negroes. Patrolmen watched from vantage points. Detectives plied him with questions about the beating and stabbing of a white man at Divine's main "heaven" last Monday night. He would say no more. As a process server attempted to hand the cult leader a summons in a civil suit, he and a friend were set upon by indignant negroes. LATE' NEWS OSHAWA, Ont., April 23 (/P)— The 16-day strike of 3,700 General Motors of Canada workers was settled today. •• STOCKTON-, Calif., April 23 (&)— Fifteen persons, including one woman, were injured In violent outbreaks as a strike-bound cannery was opened here today. Shots were fired, tear gas shells burst In the shouting crowd and rocks were hurled after pickets attempted to overturn a truck of spinach being taken into the plant. LOS ANGELES, April 23 (AP) — Elaine Barrie, 21, the "Ariel" to John Barrymore's "Caliban," won a divorce today from tne 55-year old hero of stage and screen. Only Elaine and her mother, Mrs. Edna Jacobs, testified at the brief trial that marked the end of Barry metre's fourth marriage—a union that lasted little more than four months. STOCKTON, Calif., April 23 (/P) —Tear gas bombs were hurled by state highway patrolmen In the first outbreak of violence In the cannery workers' strike there today. The disorder occurred as strike pickets swarmed around a truckload of spinach which the highway officers were convoying to the Stockton Food Products plant on Waterloo road. WASHINGTON, April 23 ffi— J. M. Timko, United Mine Workers organizer, asserted at a Senate inquiry today that Governor A. B. Chandler of Kentucky had never given "any real protection" to the coal miners of strife-ridden Harlan county. Timko, a war veteran who began work in the coal mines at 14, told the LaFollette civil liberties committee that Chandler had never taken steps to halt "intimidation" of union members, although he was elected with union support. Sheriff Theodore Middleton's name was drawn into testimony at the opening gf today's session when former Chief Deputy Sheriff Henry M. Lewis testified he "turned back" $75 of his $200 monthly salary to the sheriff through 1935. Lewis said he was "glad" when Mlddleton discharged him because "I had intended to quit anyway." He said "there were things happening in Harlan county that I did not approve of." He cited "the killing of the Mu- stek boy" as "a mighty bad piece of work on the part of somebody." Bennett Mustek, 19-year-old son of a union organizer, was killed Feb. 9. His home was riddled with rifle bullets. U, 9, TEMPERATURE READINGS (At Sunset Tburs— 81 6 ». m. TsMw — 66 u. ro --------- 50 a. m. _________ 60 D B. m— ------- 60 10 a. m. ------ 61 11 n. m ....... 62 18 jNpon ------ 64 1 p. m ------- 67 t »• W' ----- -69 The mottq in memory of King Edward YJII, now SB sale A4v. erienced girl for pare of two d.pwn, i\Q parrying e. 5 months to Ray, Fedgr&] service Tim- Motor tea. • o Lions Governor Advocates Youth Training In Speech Training of the youth of America in the fundamental principles of government and good citizenship is the best method in which to solve the social problems which confront the world today. D. ELLIOTT * * * This was the message brought here yesterday by Elmer D. Elliott, of Dai- hart, district governor of the Lions International, as he addressed members of the Pampa Lions and their guests at the observance of the tenth anniversary of the local civic club. "Intelligent thinking and action on the part of the American people Selection of a name for Pampa's annual June celebration to be held June 3 and 4 was made by the celebration committee this afternoon and will be announced in Sunday's Pampa NEWS. A cash prize of $10 will be mailed out Monday to the person who suggested the prize-winning title which will be used permanently for Parft- pa's annual early summer observance. A contract is expected to be closed this week-end with Beutler Brothers Rodeo, of Elk City, Okla., for a two- day rodeo which will be one of the outstanding features of the celebration at Fairgrounds Park. It is considered the top-notch rodeo in the southwest. Arrangements already have been made for five rides to be erected at the fairgrounds including a merry-go-round, ferris wheel and other thrillers. Other concession contracts will be awarded later. W. B. Weatherred, head of the general celebration committee which is comprised of Raymond Harrah, R. B. Allen, Garnet Reeves and Tex De Weese, said today that parade and street decorations chairmen were to be named tomorrow and that other committees are expected to be lined up in time for announcement at next Tuesday's meeting of the Junior chamber of commerce, which is sponsoring the celebration, GABY TO BE FATHER. HOLLYWOOD, Calif,, April 23 (IP) —Fatherhood vfill be a new experience for Gary Cooper this fall. The tall Montanan, who once earned his living as a cartoonist, disclosed that he and his wife are expecting the birth of an heir in September. is needed to solve these problems," District Governor Elliott said. "Right training of the youth of the country is the laying of a foundation for a better people and for permanent and lasting peace. "Personally, I am not pessimistic about ours being a lasting democracy. Our country is going to be Just what we, the people, make it, and it is the work in youth training such as is being promoted by the Klwanls, Rotary and Lions clubs of America that will get the job done. "Every member of these civic clubs has a definite responsibility to his country. Every member must make sacrifices of time and money to see that the great work is carried forward for the betterment of mankind." Praise for President Roosevelt's "friendly neighbor" policy was given by the speaker with regard to the policy of the United States with other nations. The district governor outlined the precepts and principles of Lionism and tied them in with other civic clubs, which he stated were uniting in doing a work the basis for which was the same in each organization. Mr. Elliott was introduced by former District Governor Ralph Randall, of Panhandle. Yesterday's birthday meeting, marking the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Pampa club, was opened by President Arthur Teed and then turned See NUMBER 4, Page 8 OHIILI] LIFE Fifty guests heard an address on "Wild Life' by Judge H. E. Hoover, of Canadian, at a social function given by Judges Newton P. Willis, B. S. Via and Fred Cullum at the Pampa Country club last night. Judge Hoover, appointed by President Roosevelt as a Texas representative of the Wild Life Association of America, Issued a plea for the protection of the nation's wild life and the conservation of soil and water. "Instead of spending millions to control floods after they have happened," Judge Hoover said, "we need to take steps to prevent their occurrence." The speaker advocated the build- Ing of small lakes, particularly in this section of the country, and pleaded for a forestation program as the only method for proper soil conservation. During the course of his address Judge Hoover paid tribute to the pioneers of the plains and introduced one of them who attended last night's affair—Milo O'Laughlin, of Miami, a resident of the Panhandle for 62 years. Mr. O'Laughlin was one of the very first settlers at Mobeetie. "This country was nothing—and I mean nothing—but a bald prairie then," Mr. O'Laughlin said. Judge Hoover urged the modern generation to take up and not leave undone the work that was launched by these first trail blazers in the Panhandle. "There is a big Job ahead of you in that respect," he said. "I am sure you will do it well." Entertainment was furnished by Cecil Hunter, of Pampa, who gave a comedy monologue. A buffet luncheon was served. Popular Speaker To Give Second Talk Here Monday Night At Court Of Honor It took three months to get him here the first time, and six months to get him back, but the Rev. J. Hoytt Boles of Tulia, acclaimed by his friends as the Texas Plains' most popular speaker on civic and humanitarian topics,, will deliver an address Monday night at 7:30 o'clock in the new high school auditorium. A large crowd Is expected to hear him. The occasion of his second visit to Pampa will be the awarding of Eagle Scout badges to four members of one local Scout troop, No. 80, a new record in the Adobe Walls council. Never 6efore have four Boy Scouts of one troop been made Eagles at one time. In February, three members of the LeFors troop find their Scou,t- master were advanced to the Eagle rank. Rev. Boles, Presbyterian minister Who has had flattering offers from other churches, refuse|i to leave Tulia until he "finishes ^rhat he started out to do." Rey, |jo}es was a ficotivWi&stor of his church jtroorj for live y«.ars, and Js'regarded, as a,n ber before a banquet crowd which filled the new school cafeteria. Most listeners then declared his address was the "best" of any they had ever heard on Scouting, Residents asked that local scouters make an effort to bring Rev. Boles back for another address. Immdiately, Scout leaders asked the popular minister for another engagement, but his schedule was so full that the nearest date available was April 26, six months in advance. The Court of Honor will be free and open to the public. All Scouts in the community, their parents, teach- bland-featured little author of unc- Most of the troops will attend in a body. The program will Include a short program by troop 80 which will be In dramatic form, the court of honor and the address by Rev. Poles. Scout headquarters today announce$ that the Court would consist of advancements as follows: eight second class, two first class, two star, two yfe, four eagles an.d, 39 merit MONOPOLY IS CHARGED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL WASHINGTON, April 23 Attorney General Cummlngs said today the Justice Department had filed suit In the southern district of New York against the Aluminum Company of America asking complete rearrangement of Its property on ground that the company has established a monopoly in violation of anti-trust laws. The government's 48-page petition named as defendants In addition to the company itself, 25 subsidiary and affiliated companies and 36 officers, directors and stockholders. Cummings charged that the company's "most recent act of oppressive and unreasonable price fixing" was the concern's action last March 1 "In advancing the carlot price of virgin ingot." In a prepared statement the attorney general alleged that the advance was made despite an increase in earnings from $9,571,206 in 1935 to $20,866,936 in 1936. This amounted to an Increase in common stock earnings, Cummings estimated of from 55 cents per share to $8.65 per share over and above the requirements for dividends on preferred stock. The government's suit charged that the aluminum company, In which Andrew W. Mellon, former secretary of the treasury, has extensive interests exercised power to fix arbitrary and discriminative) prices. It charged the defendants with conspiring to restrain and monopolize competition in the Industry In violation of the Sherman anti-trust act. The petition contended further thai the company and its subsidiaries are manufacturing" all virgin aluminum in the United States and selling more than 90 per cent of aluminum steel and nearly 100 per cent of aluminum wire, cable and tubing. The government also contended that the firm had protected its American interests from foreign competition through a series of arrangements undertaken in 1902. Among these, the petition charged, was the purchase of Interest In raw materials and aluminum plants in Europe "for the alleged purpose of threatening foreign producers with destructive competition in world markets through the control of low cost producing facilities abroad." The petition also alleged that the company entered Into agreements with foreign producers to restrict competition, limit production and allocate world markets. It contended the company "acquired Its monopoly by unfair and illegal means." URGES ADVERTISING BILL. AUSTIN, April 23 (£•)— Governor James V. Allred today urged the House to reconsider its action refusing to submit a constitutional amendment authorizing a five-year advertising program for Texas. The House gave the proposal only 67 votes yesterday whereas 100 would be necessary to submit. The amendment would authorize expenditure of $600,000 a year. I Saw . • • The tots of the Webb school rhythm band drawing more than their share of attention yesterday. The kiddies were dressed in green silk uniforms and they were really the cynosure of all eyes. -That Beene boy of Panhandle tooting a cornet In the manner of his expert brother and papa. . . Junior Zimmerman of Pampa was no slouch at it either. Mary's Voice Noted critics of the drama and of the stage, assembled at Austin last spring, to judge the finals of the state one-act pipy contest, experienced what they described as a "rare thrill" when they heard Mary's voice running the gamut of emotions In the Pampa high school play, "Dust." Later they selected her as the best high school actress In the state. Mary Adams still intones words beautifully, even when she take? want-ads for the classified ad page of the Pampa pajjy News —for she became the "wajrt a4" girl at the NEWS this weefe, Jf you have anything to sejj, pr If there's »nythtofiy9H Wftat tiP buy, use the classified ads a,n,(} <<;, you'll be praptMjly certain •> of results, Just call 6$ Mary will answer'toft give her your y'- - J wait lor reswi. are. Ol0ftl

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