Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on September 25, 1935 · Page 1
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Pampa, Texas
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Wednesday, September 25, 1935
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* t.jja.1 . .ji^ai ??. r L .^ Twitikles felg hien ate developed slowly. Both the Sandles and Harvesters Me blgr. that assures a what-a- gafne come IhaJiksgiymg. Ahd Pampa is still a "football town." Football Is at least five times as popular as baseball. And yet you can't say that this oil field area Is not baseball-minded. Vi the family pup, is annoyed because a neighboring pup of larger breed has grown to be the bigger of the two, with no diminishing of puppy playfulness. The tftle, "King of Kings," Is no longer impressive when you consider the batting averages of today's kings. And Huey Long intended to make every man one of them. The West Foster grouch is worrying about the Italo-Ethlo- plan situation— fears It won't develop into the war he is hoping for, now that he has read up on both countries. Musing of the moment: The ' women's study clubs are going into action again, We've read some of their yearbooks (pro. grams) and once more we're impressed with the great retreat from the old Ladles' Aid societies. . . .By comparison, the men's • programs are trivial and ladles- aidlsh. . . . Methinks we gentlemen are perhaps not the best informed on current worthwhile- nesses. Brevitorials . f)N THE CHANCE that somebody might wish to read it, we printed the United States Constitution In full Monday—nine 7-polnt columns of It. A grand old document, and one which has stood the test of time mighty well—In fact, a great deal better than many of its authors believed it would. For it is true that few signers of the Constitution thought that It was perfect. It was a document filled with compromises. Its authors differed sharply on not only its provisions but the theories of government be• hind them. Only the sagacity and influence of old Benjamin Franklin held the convention together. Many present had wished to go home. But to go home with no , unity among the colonies would only leave the New World peoples 'too weak to stand against invasion. •DEMEMBER, AN earlier attempt JV at Union had failed. Too many states rights 'had spoiled the Confederation. ' The new Constitution exhibited two great fears—fear of federal encroachments upon rights of states and fear of collusion between some states as against others. So any agreement as between states was forbidden. Certain rights* were conferred upon the United States government, but note the reservation of all other rights to the states, and to the people. This ideals repeated for emphasis. The original constitution did not clearly set forth these distinctions, which were Immediately formulated—as agreed —and passed in the form of ten amendments. Thus the very first act of the people of the United States • was to amend or change their Constitution. But not, we may add, their form of government. TT IS A FACT of much signifi- A cance that the United States, as a central unit-government, grew out of-the failure of so-called "pure democracies" in the states. Union, sa}d one member of the constitutional convention, is the inevitable result of "an 'overdose of democracy." Any kind of union, in that day of states and local rights doctrines, was a big concession. Many men, secure in their free lands and small needs, urged that no government whatever was necessary, excepting a measure of purely local cooperation. . . . More than half the members pf the constitutional convention were former college men —the United States was born of a "brain trust." A few of them, like Hamilton, feared and even despised democracy in a direct form. Hamilton wanted the president to be elected for Hfe. In one of the great compromises, only the Supreme Court justices were so designated. . . . But there was nothing "new" in the Constitution— its provisions came from the state constitutions, which in turn came from England in inspiration. mwENTY-QNE amendments to •*r the Constitution have been adopted out pf a larger number proposed. A pending possible amendment, which appears doomed, la the proposed child labor amendment, Here again, the states rights issue has been raised. The child la-r bpr amendment would, as written, ^gjve the federal. government more qpntrol over children and their education than many persons desire The humanitarian Intent of the amendment is hardly ponsidered in the' usual debate over its possible effect. JT JS exceedingly important to ' •*• note that the amendments adopted have not changed the basic Chapter Qf oup government. It is Vlt^l to see thBt previous amendments have concerned government, very largely, rather thw economics. The amending of the Constitution as recently advocated would be far m,qre drastic In Its effects -than all the previous a,nven v dments. it wpTujd vi open a Debatable question concerning quip economic states ,— wh>$er-we «WJ 8 s states t continue ,fa fQVejnjQuyj as cltteens and ~ whether state gely fl&vtftff Pantpa wtd Nofthvasttm Panhandle HOME NfcWSPAPER EstaBlfshed Aftfi! 6, 106? Official Publication, City of Paffipa mttpa Bathj ¥H1 NEW Fastest (Jttwffcg City to Texaft—iPatthftndle Oil And Wheat Cente? (VOL. 29. NO. 147) . (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1935 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE STVS CENTS) HAILE SELASSIE MOBILIZES TROOPS Pampan's Slayer Is Given 4 Years In Jury's Verdict -® ALL ARE SHOT AFTER BLOODY RAMPAGE AT PALACE 'ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 25 (/P)—Five of Empf.'.'or Haile Selnssie'H big lions escaped today, killed one sentry, and injured five more, two gravely. In their rush for freedom they devoured several of the emperor's pedigreed Australian sheep , and killed two horses. Col. Mekouria, the commander of the imperial guard, seized a machine gun and shot all five beasts in succession. After Mekouria had killed the lions, one of the. beasts was found astride a dead sentry. During the night, the lion keeper apparently had allowed the cage door to remain open, permitting the animals to escape from the communicating cages. Soon the. entire neighborhood of the emperor's old palace, where the cages are located, was thrown into an uproar. The lion hunt ensued in the darkness. One of the escaped beasts approached a palace senlry who, thinking it was merely a large dog, struck at it with a stick. The lion sprang and killed the man with a single thrust of his paw to the stomach. The roars of the liberated animals awakened soldiers who, with torch- lights and flares, began the wild hunt. In the confusion, one soldier who was trying to creep up near a lion was shot by a comrade who mistook him in the shadows. A sentry bayoneted one lion, wounding the animal in the shouder. Then the colonel appeared and "mcpped up" the lions with the machine gun. The emperor decorated him for bravery and pensioned the family of' the slain sentry. Convicted in Killing Of Elmer Lemons, Oil Worker o TULSA, Okla., Sept. 25 (/Pi- Garland Creekmore, ' 28-year-old Broken Arrow farmer, was convicted of manslaughter by a jury's verdict read In district court here today. The jury set Creekmore's sentence at four years in prison, the minimum for a manslaughter conviction. Creekmorej who shot Elmer Lemons, 24, to death July 8 at the home of a woman for whose affections they were rivals, appeared relieved by the verdict. He smiled broadly as friends crowded around him after It was read. His 'attorney, W. C. Henneberry, said the case would not be appealed. The state had asked the death penalty. Creekmore shot Lemons, a Pampa, Texas, oil worker, to death at the home of Miss Ora Benedict in Broken Arrow. Lemons and Miss Benedict were to have been married within a few days. Creekmore testified that Lemons struck him first and that he did not remember the shooting. Formal sentence will be pronounced Saturday. Meeting Here on Thursday Night The first fall meeting of the Panhandle chapter of the American Petroleum Institute will 'be held at 8 o'clock tomorrow night in city hall auditorium. Jlmmie Johnston of Borger, chairman, will preside. Speaker of the evening will be A. M. Butcher of Tulsa, Okla., representative of the Boston Woven Hose company. Mr. Butcher, besides explaining the manufacture and uses of hose, will show a series of pictures to Illustrate his talk. Members and all oil field workers In the Panhandle are invited to attend the meeting, the first of the winter series of gatherings. Jury Returns An Open Verdict In Singer's Slaying UTILITIES AND CHAINS AROUSE HOUSE DEBATE Bill to Tax Stores Is Discussed By Members AUSTIN, Sept. 25. (IP)— Debate started in the houfe of representatives today on a chain store tax bll. i>.nd a f'lht was launched to include public utilities selling appliances. Sponsors expressed fear inclusion of utilities would void the proposed law because utilities now pay a gross receipts tax, a form of occupation tax, .and a new levy might be considered double taxation. Rep. William A. Shofner of Temple denounced utility merchandising as "the biggest chain of all," asserting it fast was gaining a monopoly and if excluded the bill "won't be worth a hoot." He charged utilities subsidized the country press through advertisements that were paid Ultimately by the consumers. "The utility lobby showed itself larger than the United States congress by taking the teeth out of recent holding company legislation," he said., Three plans to control liquor sales were before the house today while senate wet and.dry blocs prepared for a finish 'fight on a bill to prohibit sales by the drink. The house liquor traffic committee yesterday declined tg accept responsibility of recommending a liquor contrpl bill and sent &U pro- P9sajs to the floor. They included a state .monopoly over a)l -outlets, PjswwJx ever wholesale sales ang fi4yws license,system with 'Person or Persons Unknown,' Blamed In Statement WEST CHESTER, Pa., Sept. 25. (/P)—A double-barrelled grand jury investigation was held possible today as a result of the open verdict returned by a coroner's jury into the death of Evelyn Hoey, blues singer, at the farm home of Henry H. Rogers, third. The verdict itself paved the way for a grand jury inquiry Into the death. Attorneys for Rogers and his cameraman friend, William J. Kelley, announced they would "heartily cooperate" in any similar investigation v of the conduct of the coroner's jurors. The verdict, returned by six jurors last night after nearly five hours of deliberation said Miss Hoey came to her death in Roger's country home two weeks ago at the hands of "a person or persons unknown." Rogers and Kelley were released from their appearance bond. Vis- See SLAYING, Page 8 I Heard. • J. M. McDonald, just back from Corpus Ohrlsti, telling about seeing the HarUngen high school football team playing Haag. Haas happens to be Corpus Ohr)sti ! s one man football team. "Mac" reported that Haas did all the ball carrying, passing, punting and tackling until the last play of the game, when a little halfback carried the ball. Corpus Christ! won by a huge score, with Haas doing all the scoring. Nothing but disgust for Max Baer this morning. The opini?n of Pampa fight fans is that Baer went into the fight for the money alone and took, the p,uj)tehnient Jo ms&e It JqoU Uke a. fight. He hit once gter tfce AfB DRASTIC METHODS ARE USED TO CURB ACCIDENTS BY FELIX R. MCKNIGHT, Associated 'Press Staff Writer. DALLAS, Sept. 25 (/P)— Death has shifted into high gear on Texas' highways and avenues, speeding to new tolls of destruction and malm- ing. No definite number of automobile fatalities since January 1 is available, but a survey of central points, show an appalling total. At the top of the list Is Dallas county. Eighty-four victims of automobile tragedies -have been burled since the first of the year. Safety campaigns are many. Stringent new laws have been passed and schools for drivers are conducted. Drunken driving is the big threat of state prosecutors, charge of murder in Instances where persons are killed by drinking drivers have supplanted accusations of negligent homicide. Civic bodies are behind the police in every city. Dallas originated the "T-Men"—a group of private citizens who secretly report traffic violations as they see them •from the driver's seat. Cards of warning are sent by police to the traffic violators spotted by the "T-Men" and continued violations result in arrest. Other cities have followed suit. Fort Worth has counted 67 dead from traffic tragedies—two more than the total for the entire year of 1934. Forty-six deaths have been recorded in San Antonio and Bexar county. There were 38 at this time last year but the 1934 total eventually swelled to 63. Police are sponsoring a "save a child" campaign. Definite figures for Harris county were not available,-but 34. had been killed in Houston proper. Sixty- See DEATHS, Page 8 HIGH OFFICE IN OKLAHOMA HELD 'FOR MEN ONLY' Proposal to Permit Women Governors Is Defeated OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 25 (/P) •At the door of high office In Oklahoma, the forbidding sign that says "for men only" still hung high today on the basis of incomplete and official returns from yesterday's special election. Thus Oklahoma retained its unique position as the only state in which no woman can'be'governor nor occupy any of the next seven most important elective offices in the statehouse. In the balloting that brought women their second official setback in five years, the returns showed strong majorities for constitutional amendments to provide pensions for the aged and to clear the way for the legislation to exempt homesteads from ad valorem taxation. Of the total of 3,375 precincts, unofficial figures from 1,930 showed 116,106 for the initiated proposal to lift the tax burden from homes 52,400 against; and 104,198 for the initiated old age penson amendment 59,799 again. Apparently defeated were all of the four constitutional amendments referred by the legislature. These called for tax-exemption of homesteads on a more limited basis; for less liberal pensions to the aged; the "women's rights" question, and reorganization of the state land office. The women's leaders, apparently a bit stunned by the upset of an election where most observers expected an easy feminine victory, ac- See HIGH OFFICE, Page 8 WES.T TSagvp: P«tjy cloudy, «h.OWer& J« east afld. north portions, CQOjer in, north pprttofl tonight; " IF THAT'S GOING TO BE THE ISSUE O (Head WORDS column on this subject today.) © IMS hiy Legion Asks Withdrawal Of Recognition Of Red Russia Resolution Opposing Communism Is Passed ®- MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, St. Louis, Sept. 25 (AP)—The American Legion today asked the United States to withdraw its recognition of Soviet Russia. Delegates cheered as J. J. Twomey of Massachusetts, chairman of the committee on American trade, offered (he resolution. After commending legislation for national defense passed by the last congress, the convention adopted a report calling for a consideration of national defense methods. The resolution urged a standing army of 165,000 enlisted men with 14,000 officers augmented by 210,000 national guardsmen, and continuation of officers training camps, the O, M. T. C. and R. O. T. C. In schools. A treaty navy on a parity with any navy in the world manned by 92,000 enlisted men and 15,000 officers, and new naval training ships also was recommended. The veterans then went on record opposing the consolidation of army, navy and marine flying corps, and asked increased provisions for coast- defense. They commended the program of civilian air reserves training corps. The soviet resolution, one of 21 See LEGION, Page 8 LATS NtWS AUSTIN, Sept. 25. (IP)— The third court of civil appeals today overruled motions for rehearing in the Lone Star Gas company rate ease clearing the way for an appeal to the supreme court. AUSTIN, Sept. 25 (Pf}— Congressman Maury Maverick of San Antonio, addressing the senate today, rapped democrats who took an "apologetic" position for their party. "Our duty is to take a militant stand for the party," he said. "We're changing into a new era and we as democrats should stand behind our party." CONVENTION HALL, ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25 (IP) —Cleveland today was awarded the 1936 national convention of the American Legion. ANNOUNCES FOR GOVERNOR NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 (AP)— Representative Mason Spencer, of Tflllulah, La., a critic of the Huey P. Long dictatorship today formally announced his candidacy for governor in the democratic primary of Jan. 21, 1936. He declared that he favored repeal of the dictatorial laws, but said that he would represent no machine faction. RADIO STATION HERE OPPOSED AT WASHINGTON Next Step Is to Remove Objections Of WOAI Opposition of station WOAI, San Antonio, is behind the delay In granting of a radio permit to the Pampa Daily NEWS, It was learned by Gilmore N. Nunn, general manager, while in Washington, D. C., last week. Channels are much crowded, and radio attorneys and engineers advised The NEWS to seek 1,200 kilocycles at 100 watts of power. The station WOAI uses 1190 kilocycles with 50,000 waats. , Mr. Nunn pointed out that San Antonio is almost three times as far from Pampa: as the usual airline distance requirement for small stations. The next step is to obtain from WOAI a statement that its objection will not be pressed. It is believed that this can be obtained. If it cannot be had immediately, another channel may be sought. While in -Washington, Mr. Nunn spent several days .working on Pam- See RADIO, Page 8 Baer Kayoed In Dressing Room, Says Mental Expert (Editor's Note: Dr. J. L. Moreno, mental expert, who studied Max Baer and Joe Loula In their training camps, gives in the following article his analysis of the fight.) BY J. L. MORENO, W. D. (Copyright. 1935, by The Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Sept. 25—A psychological knockout beat Max Baer as much as Joe Louis' mighty punch. This psychological knockout be- jan in the dressing room five minutes before the fight. Baer, Jack Dejnpsey, and Billy McCaniey were alone in the shower room. ,"Max," said MoOarney, "go In there fighting at the e°ng,* Don't thftt fellow oy he will murder you." - to "I'll go In there fighting," Baer promised. Which is exfctly" opposite to which he did do. What happened to Baer In the dressing room, the psychological knockout there, was the climax of training camp events. At camp there was always a gap between him and his trainers. He did not succeed well in taking advice. Read avidly everything about Louis, about his own conditioning, asked everypn.? how he looked to them. In phantasy he was brooding. He visualized hlmseW end his opponen }n, Jf he °9UW have freely with someone, It - - -' ™- l ,jjft ~ eiyone. Surrounded by friends, he was in fact a solitaire. Mind Desperate. His body became stronger but his mind became more desperate as the fight neared. Seeking a last straw, he asked Dempsey to be his second. But when he had Dempsey in the dressing room, nothing happened to change the fact that Max Baer in his mysterious self was still alone, He listened but could not absorb Pempsey's suggestions. When he entered the ring there were two men fighting sgainst him, One was the real Louis, peering at him, The other was the gh<$! 9| Louis, wbtch HOTS MUSSOLINI PLEADS FOR NEUTRALITY OF OF ENGLAND LONDON, Sept. 25 (jf) —The Exchange Telegraph agency correspondent at Addid Ababa reported today that Emperor Halle Selassie liad ordered a general mobilization of Ethiopian troops. Previous to the Exchange Telegraph report, Londoners had read in one morning newspaper that the emperor had ordered a general mobilization to meet the threat of Italian soldiers massing In Eritrea, but no other report from any source had confirmed this story. According to the Exchange Telegraph, the official document ordering mobilization was signed not only by the emperor but by the abuna— the archbishop of Ethiopia. ADDIS ABABA, Sept. 25 (/P)— Emperor Haile Selassie today requested the League of Nations to dispatch impartial observers to Ethiopia to investigate • present and future allegations of aggression and provocative acts and to fix responsibility In such cases. He recalled to the league that, months ago, he had ordered troops withdrawn 20 miles from the frontier to prevent incidents whfch might give Italy a pretext for attack and emphasized that these orders were carried out fully. Six thousand of the nation's smartest troops, equipped with modern rifles, anti-aircraft guns and machine guns, paraded through the capital today as a forerunner of the Festival of Mascal, the most widely celebrated occasion on the Ethiopian calendar. The 6,000 were lead by a brilliant band of mounted trumpeters. They passed in review in perfect formation. Twenty modern anti-aircraft guns, mounted on American motor trucks, each of which carried a crew of 10 men, attracted the most interest. Also on review were cavalry units, motorized artillery, motor ambulances, and Red Cross field units. ; Observations Published. GENEVA, Sept. 25 (IP)— Publication of Italy's observations, which included the charge that the League of Nations failed to take into con- Se SELASSIE, Page 8 » Varied Program Enjoyed by TVo Clubs at Dinner Members of the Phillips 66 club and Pampa Jaycees dined together last evening, heard the Baer-Louia fight, and enjoyed a local program. Main speaker of the occasion was Supt. R. B. Fisher, who talked about conditions in old and new Russia. It was a question-and-answer discussion, opened by OHn E. Hlnkle aa program chairman and continued on a round-table discission basis. The meeting was opened by John Shannon, president of the Phillips 66 club. Other officers were Introduced and H, L. Polley, Jaycee head, told of the pleasure of hia organization in being the guest of the oil men. W. V. Jarratt led the, opening sing-song, with Mrs. • R, Benedict at the piano. Mrs, Benedict, recently of Electra, and now teacher of voice and piano here, with a studio at the First Baptist! church, also sang two solos, playing, her own accompaniment. The group applauded accordion selections by "Whistling Bodgers" of Wellington, entertainer who has moved here. Mr. Rodgers included whistling with his'playing, demon* strating the skill developed slnce( he began at the age of 5. He also gave very realistic barnyard Imitations, fie is a "one-man show" of considerable stage experience. School groups frequently^ hear him. GOES TO AUSTIN Alex Crowell, for the last two years with the gas division of tha local office of the Texas Railroad commission, has been transferred to Austin, where he will be In ths general office. His place to the local office has been taken by W S, McDonald, a resident of the handle for several yews. I Sou? 11 § Andy Qiwfeey Wig fc. pitting a tent and. ethgr fq^firoSft* <w-'Sie hack of, ,for a. —

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