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T&JCAS: Cloudy, occasional rain In south portion tonight; Wednesday, partly cloudy, occasional rain in southeast portion. Serving Pttttipa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA to Texas— Panhandle Oil Wheat Center nntpa Bally vnooowtMM HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, Official Publication,, City of Pampa VOL. 28. NO. 266 (Full <AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 12, 1935. (Six Pages Today) PRICE FIVE CENTS • Twinkles Reform means (v make over without changing the essential characteristics of a thing:. Read this to those who think reform mentis attaching a stick of dynamite to something, or everything. Nobody growls more than the convalescent. Maybe that explains the current snapshooting at the federal administration. The Hauntmnnn 'prosecution staff did some great research. Maybe they're just the boys to ferret out the cause and cure of unemployment. If basketball ever becomes popular, the referees will be'in for greater- danger than the baseball umpires—they have far more decisions and the audience Is closer. Ousted Louisiana TJ. students plan to enrol at Missouri, the "show we" university and our own alma mater. Biit we thought Huey had "shown" thorn a thing or two at L. S. U. Muslnt; of the moment: With the most popular way to die that 6f driving at high speed on the reads, it would seen? a humiliating' Way to die if one should succumb to little flu bugs. . . . Highway speed limits mean not.hlner. It would be progress to limit cars to 60 mi'es per hour, and 55 would be safer. . . . But a fool and an Incompetent are dangerous at any Speed. Rrevitorials RACK WITH YOU. •" Thev call it flu. It had us— three of The NEWS staff, in a slnale week. It's not just a bad cold. You'll know the difference if it nominates you for a joust. But don't be alarmed. . Just go to bed for 5 days, apply your favorite "cold" ^Wo call attention of readers to tSe boxed story on this p~ge, Pampa is asked to furnish ten freo rooms to out-of-town Home Demonstration club woman here fo; 1 BI two-day writing school. Certainly it is a reasonable request. If you caii Hpafe a room for tomorrow night, only—jib mcalr— telephone Mil's Adams' office at once. remedies for 4 days—or a doctor's —and on the fifth day you'll be ready to start teaming to walk again. In a week you'll be talking about your flu like most persons do their operations. That's a nice thing about the flue. . . , But not the only one. You can make Hie acquaintance of the Missus, the family dog, and—if you're nice—perhaps of the family cat. QNE OP THE first symptoms of the flu is a desire to shout at the wife, kick the doe, and throw things at the cat. Tills is usually followed by a fever within 24 hours. You cease to be a pain then, and start having them. You get "onions" In the eyes, the plumbing of the hose goes haywire, and your heating system appears to be having fits. When you're hot you'll feel chilly and when your feet, are like cakes of ice your forehead' may be good for 101% or even 102. . . . But don't despair. In a Jew hours the brow will chill and the feet will perspire. Maybe it's the medicine, and not the flu,.but if it's all the same to" you we'll just continue to blame the bugs. CTRANaE STUFF, this flu. In the early stages, your ears will "ring" and sometimes you can hear a distant roaring that won't leave. Later,, you may get so nervous,-what with coughing and snorting, and all, that you could hear a pin drop in the next block. 8kippy,.the family pup, makes a noise like a Metro basso suddenly come to life after having been shelved by the leading tenor for most of the evening. . . . See COLUMN, Page G The NEWS Js Compiling B~P Directory In keeping step with other progressive cities of Pampa's size, and at the request of many business and professional men, the Pampa pally NEWS is compiling, up-to-the-minute BUSINESS ANP PROFESSIONAL PIREC- TORY which will be run in this publication every day. This listing, WHIOH IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT, gives the name, address, and telephone number of the professional men and businesses carried in the directory. The nominal charge of 50 cents per week covers ONLY the actual expense of publishing, and provides a complete listing ini 8500 homes (before more than 20,000 persons) each day for 7 cents! Leon Noblett is compiling the directory for The NEWS, but it will be impossible to contact every business apd professional man before the first, insertion. Jf you wlsj» to be listed, your cooperation would be appreciated, pall The WWS today and help e Pampas pirectory complete reliable. House Passes Second Bill To Strengthen Enforcement Of Oil Rules 'SHOW TO FORCE GRADUATES OF COLLEGES TO TAKE EXAMS AUSTIN, Feb. 1?,. r»P)—The Texas house moved swiftly today to strengthen enforcement of oil conservation regulations. It passed, the second of two bills to amend court procedure to provide a further check on Issuance of injunctions by district courts restraining the 1 Texas railroad commission from enforcing its orders. The bill would give the supreme court original jurisdiction over prohibitory writs granted by district courts. While it was designed to apply particularly to oil injunction^, the bill also would affect Injunctions seeking to restrain enforcement of other state laws. The house previously had sent the senate a bill to limit injunctiv-s powers of district courts. It would require that notice of application for injunction be served on the state and would forbid district courts to grant injunctions on ex- parte teistlmony. Both bills received a sufficient majority in the house to make them effective immediately if passed by a two-thirds vote in the senate. The bills were suggested by the attorney general's department and advocated by Governor James V. Allred. T'he senate was idle, Its members attending funeral services for Thomas Finley Hughston, father of '-Senator • Wallace Hughs-? ton, at Piano. The house engrossed, after sharp debate, a bill to require law school graduates to take the state bar examination, a move to raise standards of Bar Association ' personnel by stamping out what were termed "diploma mills." "If the great University of Texas .can't turn out men capable of practicing law without taking an additional examination we ought to te'ar it down," Representative W. E. Pope of Corpus Christ! commented. "The public is not satisfied with personnel of the bur," Representa- Sce OIL BILL, Page G Chief Appeals For Observance Of Traffic Laws Chief of Police Art Hurst is fast getting a head of gray hair, and it is nothing.but the traffic situation in Pampa that is the cause. With only one traffic trying to handle the "wildest bunch of motorists in'the country," the chief has decided-to ask the public to assist him in trying to curb speeding, reckless driving, and other forms of tiaffic violations, by being careful. The chief is also asking motorists to check their lights. Many accidents have been caused by having no lights, one headlight, or no tail light. The police department will have to start arresting motorists driving with improper lights, and that will mean a, fine. There have been a dozen minor accidents in the city during the last week. Most of them have been caused by speeding or careless driving. If the practice is not curbed, there will be major accidents. Chief Hurst urges Pampa motorists to be more careful. He also urges sane motorists to take the numbers of cars violating the law and turn them over to the police. Not all the traffic faults go to the motorists, however. Jay-walking has become a problem. Every day dozens of persons fail to wait for a green light to cross the street. Pedestrians should be. even more careful crossing intersections where there are no lights. Crossing in the middle of the block should also be discouraged. I Heard .. Mrs. Carson Loftus tell about two little neighbor boys who were playing "bandits." One said to the other, "You can't be no policeman! You're a bandit I Didn't you just get fired off the police force?" That Chief Clyde Gold drove the lengtfi of Hobart street scanning the tops of telephone and light poles, searching fpi' a cat that had been "flag pole sitting" for two days. The chief failed to find the cat. He would like the person who called the fire station to call again, giving the address where tlje oat is located, Where Memory Of Lincoln Lives Today <Photo by Marcaret Bourkc-White; Copyrigh't, 1935, NEA Service, Inc.) "In this temple as in, the hearts of the people for \vhqirt he saved the Union .the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined; forever," . . . And as the nation pauses ;to mark again the birthday cf Lincoln, it. ut ill finds jniffliliest 'reminder of his life in (he 36.'columns,, one representing' each state of • the Union in Lincoln's' day, that march around the Lincoln Memorial - 'in Washington. Today, 70 years after Lincoln's death, an average Of 3,000 pilgrims daily enter this marble temple to pay IS VERY GOOD ;'s and Nunn in Trip to Perryton And Miami ' George Brlggs, B. C. D. manager, tonight will report to his director. 1 ; the results of a very satisfactory trip made by himself and Gilmore Nunn yesterday to Miami and Perryton concerning plans for a highway across the Canadian river. At Miami, the local men met with the Roberts county commissioners and were assured of cooperation in the move for designation of a route by the state. In Perryton, the highway committee of the chamber of commerce gave a similar assurance. W. J. Van London, district engineer, is expected to name an engineer to survey the route as a step preliminary to likely state designation. The usual plans is for the citizens of the territory affected to pay the cost of the engineering- in the preliminary phases. Mr. Briggs plans to go to Spearman tomorrow to continue work on the project. According to Mr. Van London, the control points for the route are Miami and Pampa south of the river and Perryton and Spearman, north of the stream. Each of these points will be benefited by the road, the outlook for which is the best it has been in several years. Allred To Talk On Air Tonight AUSTIN, Feb. 12. Of)—Governor James V. Allred said today he intended to take his appeal for repeal of horse rac» wagering directly to the people in his second "fireside chat." He planned a radio address tonight over a hookup of Texas stations. Recalling his 'inaugural promise to report to 6,000,000 shareholders" in the state government, Allred said he intended to read In full his legislative message urging repeal and disclosing alleged doping of horses. -4»» CORRECTION In a story published yesterday in The NEWS abput the meeting be T tween Pampans and Rep. Worley Sunday, the word "producers" instead of "purchasers" was used thru $ typographical error in the sentence beginning with: "If then the purchasers (not producers) attempted to heat down the price of gas, the group believed,,,," Alleged Slayer Of Dickens Officer Hears The Verdict Without Emotion Display. LUBBOCK, Feb. 12 (fP)— The death penalty was returned against Virgil Stalcup, Texas- Oklahoma desperado, by a 99th district court jury this morning at 9:13 o'clock for the jail-escape murder of Sheriff W. B. Arthur of Dickens county. Stalcup heard the verdict read without slightest display of emotion. Stalcup's attorneys called for a poll of the jury and after it revealed unanimous answers on the death penalty, they gave notice of appeal. The Texas-Oklahoma badman, who has twice escaped from jails and once from the Texas penitentiary, was closely guarded by nine officers as he was brought into court to hear the verdict. Stalcup's young wife and her little five-year-old daughter, of Amarillo, who attended the trial the past week, were not present at the reading of the verdict. Neither were members of the Arthur family who also attended the trial throughout. The case reached the jury late Monday after a full week of proceedings. Four days were required for presentation of testimony. Arguments .were heard Monday. Japs Plotting To Enslave Russians Farmers Are Told MOSCOW, Feb. 12. W)-rJacob Yakoffleff, member of the all-powerful central committee of the communist party, charged Japanese and German imperialists with arming against Russia to reestablish "peasant slavery" in a speech today to the congress of "shock farmers." "If they try to take away the freedom we have acquired," said Yakoffleff, "we will meet them with invincible forces. It is no secret that they are preparing to make war on Soviet Russia to set up the old serfdom again and sell Russian women into a life of shame such as in Japan where official figures show that 30,000 to 40,000 young girls are sold by their parents yearly." - *». -- , PAMPAN'S FATHER DIES Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bourland were called to Stamford yesterday by the death of Mrs. Bourland's father, Jack Jones of Stamford. Mr. Jones died yesterday morning after a short illness. . Eddie Kalka of White Deer transacted business here yesterday afternoon. L.ATG ^ NEWS WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. MV- President Rooosevelt and A. F. of L. leaders, after swapping opinions in an amicable White House conference, apparently were determined today to stand by their conflicting views on such things as the 30- hour week, work relief wages and auto labor elections. HOME, Feb. .12. WF)—Ethiopia's diplomatic envoy to Rome announced tonight that Ethiopia would not pay a cent to Italy as indemnities, that the African empire had one million men available to fight Italy, that no foreign power was expected as an ally, and that "Ethiopia does not need one." ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Feb. 12. W)—The Ethiopian government announced tonight that squads of Italian armed with machine guns had attacked an Ethiopian patrol cf 25 men, armed only with rifles, January 29 near Gerlogubi. PAWNEE, Okla., Feb. 12. (/Pi- Threats of a mistrial which hovered over the Phil Kennamer murder trial here early today were dispelled definitely this afternoon when Judge Thuriiuin Hurst resumed the session and said that the trial would go ahead. His announcement followed a secret conference of the .judge and attorneys for both sides fur an hour. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. UP)—A resolution for an investigation of the American Telephone and Tele- firapli company similar in scope to the federal trade commission's six year inquiry into power companies, was passed by the senate today and sent to the house. Offered by Chairman Wheeler of the senate interstate commerce committee, the resolution would appropriate $750,000 for the communications commission to make the investigation. •«. Brotherhood Class Will Meet Tonight The Men's Brotherhood of First Baptist church will meet this evening instead of their usual day, Friday, and will honor Boy Scouts and cither boys of the church at a fath- eivson banquet. Members who have no boys of their own are asked to Invite other boys of Scout age. The banquet is one eyent in the church observance of the silver anniversary of Scout- toe, their respects to the • memory; of the man who was born in a Kentucky cabin 120 years ago .today. SELECTION OF IS CONFIRMED Texas' First Woman Judge Okayed By Senators AUSTIN, Feb. 12 (/P)—Mrs. Sarah T. Hughes of Dallos,37, small and dynamic, today was Texas' first woman district judge. She stepped from the role of state legislator to judge of a Dallas court late yesterday promptly upon senate confirmation, 23 to 7, of her appointment. She took the oath from a no- tai'y in the house chief clerk's office, received her commission from Governor James V. Allred personally and prepared to return to Dallas. "I am proud to have been the first governor of Texas to appoint the state's first woman district judge," the governor said. Mrs. Hughes would complete the term of Judge W. M. Taylor, elevated recently to the supreme court commlsison of appeals. Modest but unyielding in legislative battles, Mrs. Hughes calmly out- See HUGHES, Page G Lincoln Bier's Guard To Visit At White House WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (/P)—The White House door was left ajar to only one visitor today as President Roosevelt led the nation in observance of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. William Henry Gilbert, 93, of York, Pa., only surviving member of the detail that guarded the bier of the great emancipator in Philadelphia', planned to don his worn blue uniform and call on tb|e chief executive. "Sort of scared" by the fuss made over his trip to Washington, the civil war veteran was determined to steady himself and give Mr. Roosevelt the same smart saluate accorded President Lincoln when he first saw him "many years ago." The round -of activities arranged for the old soldier included an address to veterans at Walter Reed hospital, laying of a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier and a talk over a national radio hookup. Mr. Roosevelt planned to remain away from his desk at the executive offices, speeding the day quietly at home and welcoming no other COUNTY BUYS Sheriff Also Will .Receive Bullet - Proof Glass for Car Windshield. Pivb'.lc enemies who may have considered Gray county a "safe" area through which to travel will change their minds after road- ing this; story. The Gray county commissioners court yesterday purchased for the sheriff's department a Thompson sub-machine gun, ammunition, extra magazines; a riot gun, with cnso, flare shells, projectile shells, and short-range shells; and a ROS billy with a supply of shells. The machine gun will shoot 000 shots per minute. Members of the department will be instructed in its use. At the same time, the county decided to equip the sheriff's car with bullet-resisting glass and with apertures through which to shoot while chasing bandit cars. The cost of the machine gun and supplies, tear gas equipment, and windshield glass amounted to $540. With the j purchase, Gray will join the list) of counties which have sheriff's j department equipped to match the "artillery" of notorious gunmen. By vote of this court. Dr. B. A. Webb was made county health officer. Dr. Webb, when he qualifies, will succeed Dr. W. Purviance. The depository bond agreement with the First National bank was perfected. Another action was 1 the appointment of C. G. Nicholson of McLean as constable. He was elected but had not perfected his qualifying before the deadline. County Judge C. E. Gary told of his- interviews with thle highway department concerning highways in in this section. He was assured that highway 33 through South Pampa would bet topped under provisions of a contract to be let late this month or early in next. He began negotiations with the state for designation of the Pampa-McLean road, with accompanying state maintenance. concerning highway 41, he accompanied Carson county representatives on a visit to the state highway office which was believed helpful in hastening se- suring of right-of-way across th,e corner of Carson county. The county hns asked bids for burial of paupers. HAUPTMANN SCOURGED AS WORLD'S NO. 1 'ENEMY' Jaycees Decide To Attend B.C. D. Banquet Tuesday Pampa Jaycees today decided'not to meet for their regular luncheon next Tuesday, but to Join the business men generally at the B. C. D. banquet that evening. Final plans for the B. C. D. banquet will be made at a session of the directors this evening. Talks at today's Jayce'e luncheon were made by Al Gilliland and Gilmore Nunn. Mr. Gilliland charged that the Will Hays film organization was corrupt, political, and In violation of anti-trust laws. Mr. Nunn told of the very bright outlook for a road north across the Canadian river. Vice-President R. R. Watson presided in the absence of President H. L. Polley from that city. President Mack Graham, of the B. C. D. spoke briefly. ArtWwill End This Week The art class of the EES school will end this week. Tonight and Thursday night will be the last classes. Those de'sirlng to finish their work are urged to be present both niethts with all their material. The class has been open for charcoal, pasal, Bermuda. Fagpting and other types of work. Lack of Interest and smaliness of the class has necessitated withdrawing the course. TO DELAY APPAOINTMENT AUSTIN, Feb. 12 (#)—Governor James V. Allred said today he might delay selection of a member of the Texas highway commission until his return from an oil compact conference at Dallas this week end. The six-year term of W. B. Ely of Abilene expires Friday. I Saw . , • Howard Neath ruefully regarding the tips of his fingers which were thorn-pricked because he has been helping set out 540 rose bushes at the Hvmible camp, By WILLIAM A, KINNEY (Copyrilrht. 1085, by The Associated Pre««.) FLEINGTON, N. J., Feb. 12.— The state today asked Bruno Richard Hauptmann's murder Jury to "put him out of way" as a. menace." Attorney General David T. Wilentz defended with vigor the; circumstantial evidence, on which the state depends for conviction, and enumerated that part of the case which he said was not circumstance. Besides calling Hauptmann "lower than the lowest form in the animal kingdom," he compared him to an unruly bear in the zoo which has to be killed. "Now, the attendant doesn't like to do It," he told the jury, "but that bear is a menace, and they put him out of the way. "That's what you have got to do with this fellow!" About circumstantial evidence, read: "When it starts to scream all the lip evidence in the world can't overcome it." FLEMINGTON, N. J., .Feb. 12 —The fitate, bringing- the murder trial of Bruno Richard Haupt- maitn towards its end today, charged the defense was financed by "cranks, idiots, and fools," called Hauptinann . "public • ene- my No. 1 of tliis world," arid asked the jury to show no mercy. . "This murder of the. Lindbergh child," cried Attorney General David T. Wilentz, "would shrink into absolute insignificance in comparison to the crime that would be committed if this man were freed. That would be the crime of the' century. "To let him roam the streets of this country and make every woman in her home shudder again, that would be a real tragedy, an American tragedy." The attorney general character- See HAUPTMANN, Page 6 Ex-Service Men Meet Thursday To Hear Speeches Every ex-service man of this area is invited to be at the American Legion hut on West Foster avenue at 8:30 o'clock Thfursday. when the Pampa post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet to hear a broadcast by the national commander and other well known speakers. The broadcast, over most of the stations in the National Broadcasting company hook-up, will not begin until 10:30 o'clock,-but a local program will be presented before the national broadcast. There will be talks by local men and a musical program. As part of the national program, James E. Van Zandt of 'Washington, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will give the obligation to new members over tl^e nation. Ten Pampa men will take the obligation. Three well known orchestras will play during the one-hour program, Many speakers besides the cpm- mander will also be heard. ~,'. Commander Hamp Waddell :'.'<if the local post urges all ex-serxlve men to attend the meeting. -. , Pampans Asked To Furnish Rooms For Visiting Ladies Generous, helpful Pampansare asked to provide ten rooms tomorrow night for out-of-town. guests. The request comes from Miss Ruby Adams, home demonstration agent, who will be hostess to women's club reporters from Gray, Wheeler, Collingsworth' and Hemphill counties tomorrow and Tuesday. Pampans willing to furnish & free room Wednesday night only, witliout meals, to one or two visiting ladies are asked to call Miss Adams' office immediately arid leave their names with her secretary, Miss LiUle Dalton. ' The reporters will have writing school conducted Mrs. Minnie Fisher Cunnlnghaij) of the extension service, Ruby Mashburn of the service also wiU be here

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