Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 13, 1935 · Page 1
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Wednesday, February 13, 1935
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PHIL KENNAMER NAMED AS ORIGINATOR OF PLOT INVOLVING SOCIETY GIRLS •n HI mm DEAD STUDENT QUOTED BY FLOYD HUFF IN TRIAL Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat'Center HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication* .City of Pampa VOL. 28. NO. 267 (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY,. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 13, 1935 (Eight Pages Today) PRICE FIVE CENTS • PAWNEE, Okla., Feb. 13. MV- Mrs. O. L. Harmon today told the ccurt she had been threatened with death in the past 24 hours if she testifies In the Phil Kennamer murder cafe. PAWNEE, Okla., Feb. 13 (AP) Phil Kennamer was named by a plate witness today as the originator of a plot to take lewd pictures of two Tulsa society g-lrls. The 1 witness, Ted Bath, was the fourth state witness in Kennamer's trial for his life for the fatal shooting in Tulsa last Thanksgiving of John Ororcll, who was named as a participant in the conspiracy. . Bath's testimony brought several sharp objections from the defense counsel and two conferences in the court room with District Judge Thurman Hurst. One came when he declared Kennamer proposed that they rob a Tulsa sandwifh shop and beer parlor where $300 to $400 was supposedly In the 1 till each week-end. "I remarked there would be three or four men there to resist, and refused,'' Bath said. "I went out of the Brown Derby, where we 1 had a beer, and came back in a moment. Then Phil asked me if I knew Barbara Boyle (daughter of J. H. Boyle, a wealthy Tulsa gasoline operator), and John objected, saying the Boylcs were friends of his. "Then Kennamer suggested Virginia Wilcox, and said we should take compromising pictures of her." Defense attorney successfully objected to a question about what was to be done with the pictures. On cross examination, Moss fired this question: "Didn't Pres Cochrane introduce Pat Burgess to you as "my strong arm man from Texas?" County Attorney Holly Anderson of Tulsa, prosecuting here on a change of venue, objected and was sustained. Cochrane, 20, close associate of Kennamer, and Burgess, a. reporter for the Tulsa World, where Cochrane worked briefly as an office boy, have told officers they were approached by Kennamer and Gorrell regarding illegal activities and refused to tnke part. Moss then asked but two more questions: "Gorrell objected when the Boyle girl was suggested?" "Yes." "But he did not when Miss Wilcox was named?" "He did not;" "Did you object?" shot Anderson on redirect examination. "I did," said Bath, and was excused. Judge Hurst recessed court for lunclh. Earlier, Moss was blocked in efforts to show through the star state witness, Floyd J. Huff, Kansas City airplane mechanic, that the latter had called Kennamer "crazy" when he threatened to kill Gorrell. Franks Acts as Postmaster for Kingsmill Now Lee B. Franks has been appointinc: actjng postmaster at Kingsmill, effective as of last Saturday. Mr. Franks is an employe of the Cabot company. He is assisted at the postoffice by Mrs. Franks. The office has been moved a short distance to the J. M. Kirby grocery. Roy D. Broyles, recent postmaster at Kingsmill. last night was reported to have been arrested at Portales, N. M.. at the request of Postal In- ppeotor M. B. Johnson of Amarillo. Sheriff J. H. Bond of Portales took pbout 300 monev order blanks and n Kingsmill rubber stamp from Broyles, according to the Associated Press. J. E. Broyles, brother of the recent postmaster, was in charge of the Kingsmill office) when it was re- llnquished to Mr._Franks. 'Richest Girl in World' Is Married NEW YORK? Feb. 13. (fl>)—Ob.. taining a marriage llrensp this morning, Doris Duke, tobacco heiress and "the richest eirl In the world," was reported to have been married shortly afterwards tn James Henry Roberts Cromwell. New York advertising man. The ceremony is said to have taken place at Miss Duke's town house. Not wishinot publicity. Miss Duke had Philip A. Hines, deputy city clerk, visit her house and issue the license there. Her physician, Dr. Richard H. Hoffman, told Mr. Hines that the excitement of publicity might be injurious to her nervous system. Dirigible Macon Destroyed As Gas Cells Burst; 2 Of Crew Missing DUE FROM HAUPTMANN JURY ®is ii mm LAST OF GIANT SHIPS RESTS AT BOTTOM OF PACIFIC WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. (/!')— America's navy will continue for the present without a giant fighting dirigible. President Roosevelt gave this word today while discussing the Macon crash, but distinctly reserved a final decision on the place of lighter- thnn-air craft in military service. The impression given a crowded White House press conference was that loss of the Akron with a heavy death toll and then, last night, th? sinking of its sister-ship Macon, meant a temporary abandonment of dirigible construction. Twinkles Austin is a "fur piece" to travel to witch a big crowd of playboy!., statesmen, halt-sots, and what-not argue over laws that many of them know little about. We don't know whether to lament or feel glad that the distance forbids personal observation of the working of our great democratic (?) Institution. How anybody can, while watching antics of various legislatures, wish to turn all business over to ,ho government is more than we can fathom. Planning to vacation in Mexico City next July, we're brushing- up on Spanish. We don't plan to live in Mexico. The people down there were so absurd as to mimic their U. S. neighbors and adopt a. policy of "Mexico for the Mexicans." • By LEONARD MILLIMAN iCopyrurhL. 1035, by Tho Associated I'reflH.) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13.— The giant dirigible Mown, destroyed by a sudden mysterious disaster, lay at the bottom of (ho Pacific ocean today, while 81 survivors were being 1 brought Into San Francisco Bay by cruisers of the Uiutcd States fleet. Only two members of the crew were missing 1 . The'tragic fate of every American made giant dirigible the navy has possessed overtook the queen of the skies as she neared her Sunnyvale base at sunset yesterday. One or two of her 12 gas cells suddenly burst as she sped through squally air and fog 110 miles south of San Francisco. The delicately balanced craft nosed abruptly skyward and the immediate efforts of Lieut-Com- mander Herbert V. Wiley, skipper of Hie Macon and survivor of the Akron disaster, to balance the ship proved futila. Sinks Immediately Under his orders the unmanageable dirigible landed, stern first on the water 10 miles off point Sur. She sank almost immediately but her crew had taken to rubber lifeboats and all but two men were picked up by the cruisers Richmond. Concord and Cincinnati. The exact fate of the two missing men—radioman Ernest Dailey, North Bend, Ore., and Florentine Edqulba, Filipino mess sergeant—like the cause of the bursting cells, was not determined. Dailey presumably broke his back in a 125 foot leap from the ship before it landed. Ed- quiba was last seen aboard. In the faint hope of finding them alive, a cruiser division and the cruiser Milwaukee were directed to continue searching the water off Point Sur until noon. Two injured men will be taken off the rescue cruisers by ambulances, although their hurts are not serious. The message requesting ambulances as <a precautionary measure did not Identify the pair but previously boatswain's mate P. M. Jackson was reported internally injured. Slink in 250 fathoms the wrecked dirigible was a total loss. The navy contemplated no salvage plans. Skippy, the family pup, bitterly dislikes to hear folks roller skating. 'Out of th)3 mouths of babes . . ." and pups! f Heard . t Warren Oretney vowing to "get" Gilmore Nunn after had learned that it was Gilmore who had set the alarm on H 8\arm, plocks and hidden them around the store, where they wfinf, off nt' intervals the other See MACON, Page 8 Principals Are Retained in City Principals of the Pampa schools were re-empjoyed for another year at a meeting of the Pampa Independent school board Monday night. Supt. R. B. Fisher has another year on his contract from last year. The board, after electing the principals, decided that work of naming teachers fpr next year will be taken up later, probably starting at the next meeting, which will be Feb. 25. - L. L. Sone, principal of the high school, has been in Pampa six years R. A. Selby, junior high principal has also been teaching here six years. Mrs. Annie Daniels, principal al Woodrow Wilson school, is the pioneer of the Pampa teaching sts f f, havini? been here 13 years. J. A. Meek, principal at B. M Baker school, has been,in the Pampe schools eight years. Miss Josephine Thomas, Horace Mann principal, has been teaching here seyen years. A. L. Patrick, principal at Sam Houston'school, has been teaching In the dMJ'lct five years, But to refer to Mexico again, wo doubt that that republic Is any more "foreign" than Is Louisiana riijht now in respect to per• sonal liberties,. Musings of the moment: Which comes first, relief or business confidence? Ma\ Ropsevelt must think it is the old, old question of the hen and the egg—which came before the other. He leans toward relief and calls upon business to feed the hen so that she may lay eggs of better days, to strain fo ra figure. Confidence must also be maintained in the ability of the government to equalize work oprartunities in this country. Brevitorials IT IS PRETTY WELL agreed now that something must, will be done to stop the enormous waste of gas n the Panhandle. Waste to some and and royalty owners and the ;as stripping industry has meant ncome. In many cases, this income came from gas lands which prev- ously were non-productive because of the lack of market. Obviously, to stop waste is also to stop income from many leases. And while income would stop, pipeline takings wruld not stop. Pipelines would again have a form of monopoly in that there would be no other out- et. A monopoly permits price manipulation, as is well known through .ocal experience. Obviously again, any legislation must go further than to lop off one evil; it must CAPITAL STOCK WILL BE INCREASED 40 SHARES Construction of the beautiful Country club building will be .'tartcd as soon as the water and pas lines have been laid to the Iccation, the stockholders announced following- a meeting yesterday afternoon. Laying of the lines will be started tomorrow. A charter has been received authorizing an increase of the Country club capital stock from 00 to 100 shares. Most of the additional scares have been sold, which assured the building and furniture. Pampa has long been in need of such a building. There are some of tile best golfers in the southwest living in Pampa, known as a fine golfing city. The stockholders have been working long and hard to secure a suitable clubhouse. Now that it Is assured, they feel that their work has not been In vain. The building will be of brick and will be constructed west of the 17th green. It will have a large ball room with,kitchen adjoining. There a, men's shower ..and-.lounge room and a ladles' rest room and lounge. There will also be a check room and locker rooms. All will be beautifully furnished and equipped. A large veranda will be along the front of the building which will be in the shape of an L. William Mullinax has been awarded the contract. He expects to have the building completed in 50 working days. He assured the directors that the building would be completed for the spring activities of the club. President H. H. Hicks has been notified by the tournament committee that big plans are being made for the dedication of the new clubhouse. The greens committee has completed arrangements for erecting a dam to make a lake that will cross three fairways. Tide No. 1 hole will be the present No. 18 hole when the clubhouse is completed. That will make green No. 9 across the fairway on hole 18 from the clubhouse. See COLUMN, Page 6 i Rich Get Richer, Poor Get Children Ain't We .Got Pun! DALLAS, Feb. is. (/PI—or. j. H. Stephenson, superintendent of Parkland hospital here, informed the city-county hospital board that 64 per cent of the babies born in Dallas last year were born to parents who wove on government relief rolls. "This situation," Dr. Stephen- hon told the .board, "is a problem. It shows tWat the folks who can't afford to have more children are having them anyway. "Every child they bring into the world is one more mouth for the government to feed. And every destitute mother is Just another charity patient for doctors and hospitals to aid." Mrs. Hughes Sits On First Case in Court in Dallas DALLAS, Feb. 13. (/P)—Mrs. Sarah T. Hughes, former state representative and the recognized leader of women voters in this county, returned to Dallas today, signally- honored as the first regulavly-ap- pointed woman district judge in the history of Texas. . She immediately took the bench, posed for photographers and proceeded with trial of a $36,000 damage suit started Monday by special Judge D. A. Frank. Mrs. Hughes elected to sit with Special Judge Frank for the remainder of this trial because of her unfamillarity wlthi the facts and issues involved. "I have no pet policies to put into effect as judge of this court." she said. "I shall be happy if I can only measure up in part to the qualifications of my two predecessors, the late Judge Kenneth Force and Judge W. M. Taylor." Judge Hughes takes over the vacancy , created when Judge Tayloi resigned from the bench here to accept appointment on the commission of appeals to the state supreme court. Q The Macon, Pride of U. S. Navy, Is In Watery Grave JUDGE'S CHARGE GIVEN TO 12 BY 11 O'CLOCK BY WILLIAM A. KINNEY (Convrlirht. 1S13C. liy The ABaodati"! Press.) FLKMINGTON, N. J., Feb. 13. (/I 1 ) —Bruno Richard Hauptmann's murder jury had deliberated for three hours and 37 minutes at 3 p. in. today. The jurors had coffee and sandwiches sent In to them at 1:40 p. in. Mysterious bursting 1 of several of her 12 gas cells early last niffht brought disaster to The Macon, last oi' America's liffhter-than- alr craft, in the Pacific ocean off San Francisco. Two members of the crew Were lost. In the above picture, The Macon was with the U. S. fleet near Miami, Fia. Ycs- lertlay the sihip was returning from maneuvers with war vessels in the Pacific. Mrs. Vallee Loses Suit ®Judge Ends Action By Dismissing Fay's Suit to Get More of Rudy's Cash. NEW YORK, Feb. 13. (/P)—Fay Webb Vallee today lost her attempt in supreme court to obtain a more generous slice of the income of her estranged husband, Rudy Valee, the crooner. Justice Salvatore Cotillo ended the action by granting a motion to dismiss the case which had been made by counsel for Vallee. The justice ruled that Mrs. Vallee had not proved her allegations that the separation agreement with her husband had been made through coercion and under duress. The financial clause of the agreement gives Mrs. Vallee $100 a week maintenance money. Narcotic Charges Are Filed Against Two Post Doctors LUBBOCK, Feb. 13. (IP)— Charges of violation of the Harrison anti- narcotic act were filed against Dr. L. W. Kitchen and Dr. V. A. Hartman of Post before United States Commissioner Victor Lindsay here this morning. Kitchen, a veterinarian, and Hartman, a physician, are held in Dallas under charges of complicity in the slaying of Spencer Stafford, a federal narcotics agent, last Thursday at Post. V. C. McCullough, a federal agent who was with Stafford when he fell before machine-gun bullets directed by Sheriff W. F. Calo of Post, signed the complaints here against Kitchen and Hartman. • Pampa Band Will Play Concert in- City Auditorium First of a series of free public concerts by trie Pampa high school band will be given at the city hall Sunday afternoon. The senior band, directed by Roy Wallrabenstein, has been practicing regularly and is ready to share its music with the public. The program for the coming concert will be announced later. TUESDAY B. C. D. BANQUET WILL BE HELD AT SCHNEIDER HOTEL MIAMI, Okla., Feb. 13. (fl>) — Three young, unmasked men robbed the bank of Fairland shortly after the bank opened today and escaped with approximately $600. Cashier J. S. Milburn said one of the armed robbers was a participant in a $700 robbery of the bank last Nov. 28. BERLIN. Feb. 13. (/P)—German officials said today that Reichs- fuohrer Hitler would ask the allied powers for a plebiscite in Austria to determine whether that nation desires to join Germany asi a condition to Germany's agreement to a pact guaranteeing non-intervention in Austria. MAY 30 AND 31 FIXED AS DATES FOR THE PANHANDLE PRE-CENTENNIAL AND ROUNDUP Committee Chairmen Named; Plans Adopted Last Year Will Be Carried Out May 30 and 31 were the dates set last night for the second annual Panhandle. Pre-Centennlal celebration and Pioneers Roijnd- W> to be held Jii Pampa. Those two dates will be the last Thursday and Friday in May, the same days of the same month on which VUe celebration was last year. May 30 is Decoration day, a legal holiday. A recently appointed Junior Chambsr of Commerce committee fixed "wie dates at a meeting last night. The celebration will be entirely different from last year's, although it will pertain to Texas history, and will celebrate the 89th birthday of Texas' independence from Mexico. Last year, the Junior Chamber of Commerce adopted a three-year Centennial program as a project after the plan had been approved by clubs and business men of the city. The town prom ised and gave whole-tiearted sup port to the project which receiv ed wide publicity and acclaim. The three-year plan called fo celebration of the events of Tex as history up to 1834 last yea and that was accomplished; thi year's program as established an outlined, last year provides" for th observance of historical events o the tumultous year of 1835. Chairmen of committees to begii See CPNTRNNIAL, F aff «, ft WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. (/P)— By a single vote, administration forces today prevented the senate appropriations committee from lopping $2,000,000,000 off the $4,880,900,000 work-relief bill, won a substitute for the prevailing wago amendment and eliminated the contract requirement clause. • Tuesday evening's quarterly B. 3. D. banquet will be at the Schneier hotel, it was decided last night it a meeting of the directors of he organization. Tickets, priced at 75 cents, will ie sold by a committee.headed by 3. W. Rose. A large crowd of bus- ness and professional men, Jaycees, and other citfSens is expected. The Junior chamber has canceled its uncheon of next Tuesday in order to attend the banquet of the enior organization. Gilmore N. Nunn will preside as ;oastmaster over the program. The main purpose of the gathering is o "talk about Pampa," supposedly he most intriguing subject imag- nable, relations with other communities, and several mystery subjects will be briefly discussed by jommittee chairmen. Open discussions will follow. The program, however, will not >e lengthy and the discussions will JB limited in order to assure this 'act. LITTLE HOCK, Ark., Feb. 13. (/P)_AH federal relief was ordered suspended in the Fort Smith area effective at noon today following an announcement from Uov. J. Marion Futreli that he had been advised Hie militia might be necessary there to handle a situation growing- out of agitation for a general strike on relief projects. AUSTIN, Feb. 13. W)— The Texas senate today ordered a capitol newspaper reporter to appear before Its bar to divulge the souree of information of a purported roll call on confirmation of Judge Sarah T. Hughe?, the state's first woman district judge. SNOW HELPFUL LUBBOCK, Feb. 13. (/Ph-Melting snows today following the "wettest snow in years," brought rejoicing to farmers, stockmen and wheal growers. Moisture in this area: ranged from a third of an inch to an inch from below the caprock on the east into New Mexico on the west and from Amarillo to the Texas anil pacific. Dale Shappell of Wichita Falls is transacting business in Pampa for a few days. WEST TEXAS: Fair, warmer in iy>rth portion tonight; Thursday fftir. Tree Planting To Begin Soon WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. (/P) — Actual planting of trees in the proposed federal shelterbelt across the semi-arid west will begin within a month with 100 miles of plantings the goal of the first year's program. Paul H. Roberts, acting director, said today plantings would start about March 1 and this year's program would be completed by May 1. Tnjeii. further scientific studies will be pressed to prepare for 1936 when the forest service expects to plant 100,000,000 seedlings. From 20 to 25 miles of such strips are to be planted in Nebraska Roberts said, about 15 miles in Kansas and probably only about 10 miles in Oklahoma and Texas together. FLEMINGTON. N. J., Feb. 13. '/I 1 )—The jury trying- Bruno Richard Hauplmann for the kidnaping- and murder of Baby Charles A, Lindbergh Jr., began its deliberations today after being- instructed that it could return three pos- ilible verdicts — murder in the first degree, the same with recommendation for life imprisonment, or acquittal. The final charge of the court )aid particular attention to the Isputed reliability of the Impor- ant state witnesses, Dr. John F. Jafsie) Condon and Amandus -locltmuth, and to the defense heories that a gang perpetrated he crime and that the dead Isador 'isch gave Hauptmann the ransom noney he had. 'Dp you believe that?" were the onciuding words of the court's re- narks about each of the defense ontentlons. Defense exceptions to the charge /ere heard after tl^e jury retired .t 11:23 a. in. Justice Trenchards charge though rief, wns sharp and to the point. t reviewed a number of the de- ense contentions with conclusions f "Do you believe that?" Questions About Ladder On the state's important ladder vidence, the court asked the Jurors: "Does not the evidence satisfy •ou that at least a part of the wood rom which the ladder • was built ame out of the flooring of the at- ic of the defendant?" If you find that the murder was committed by the defendant in ierpetrating a burglary it is murder in the first degree," the court aid, "even though the killing was unintentional. "If there is a reasonable doubt ,hat the murder was committed >y the defendant in perpetrating a! mrglary, he must be acquitted. "If you find the defendant guilty f murder in the first degree you may, if you see fit, by your yerdict ind as a part thereof recommend mprisonm'ent at hard labor for ife." He asked the jurors if there was my doubt in their minds as to the ^liability- of the testimony of Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon, the ran- intermediary who said he paid Hauptmann Lindbergh's $50,000. He asked them if they believed he defense contention that a gang perpetrated tl<e crime. Referring to the testimony of Arthur Koehler, wood expert, on the ladder, he said: "You should consider the marks Scouts Will Be Guests at Church Service Tonight Boy Scouts 'of the Rotary clu' troop and First Methodist churcl troop will be guests a't the churc! this evening, will present a pro gram and hear a talk by the Rev Gastbn Foote, minister. The program is the church' contribution to Boy Scout anni versary observance. Members of th two troops and their scoutmasters Lee Bowden and Everett West brook, are expected for the suppe in the church basement at th usual Food, FalthV and Fun hour. Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Hobart visits the Washita • ranch in Hemphi: county yes.terday. Mr. Hobart re ports the stock in fair condition bu wonders on what they survive be cause the range is in bad condition See HAUPTMANN, Page 8 I Saw . . • John Keller whose; interest In politics and economics exceeds that of an Englishman, making craoka about the "Gold Clause." "Silence is golden," said he. "A gold clause? No. A gold pause." , The city hall lawn sprinkler spraying water at full blast yesterday afternoon during the downpour —well, it was a downpour, comparatively speaking. WHY KEEP IT A SECRET When you can have your address and telephone listed in the new BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY For 7c PER DAY • - In 5357 Homes! < - Before 23,570 People! Call Th« NEWS Today And have your business or pro,,

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