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; THE WBATHER I'WSSfr TfiXA&-FAm TONIGHT AND T; WARMEft IN THE PAN- A Dependable Institution Serving Patnpa and the Northeastern Panhandle TUNIS THE HIGH FIDELITY VOIC15 dlf THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS At* *W TOP O' TEXAS, COVERING THfc PAN* HANDLE DAILY PROM STJNRiSB fO SUNSET. (1310 KILOCYCLES). (VOL. 31. NO. 18) Pull AP Leased Wire PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 26, 1937 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS) FLOOD WATERS AGAIN MENACE GREAT CITIES HAMILTON WILL MAKE FOUR SPEECHES OVER RADIO WASHINGTON, April 26 UP) — The decision of Republican Chairman John D. M. Hamilton to break his silence on political affairs forecast a change today In the party's recent policy of letting Democrats argue national Issues among themselves. Hamilton said he would deliver on Saturday night the first of four radio speeches In successive weeks. "I have done a great deal of listening In the last six months," he'said. "AH over the country I find the^ old lines of political allegiance shifting and new lines forming.' "Political developments since the election have been rapid and important. It seems to me the time has come to look at the new political picture, to re-examine the old, and to discuss the position and attitude of the Republican party in the changed set-up." Hamilton was one of the Republican leaders who counselled against any efforts to make the President's court proposal a partisan issue. Consequently the 16 Republican Senators and 88 Republican Representatives have made only occasional Criticisms of the measure, although nearly all have indicated they, -would vote against it. Republican legislators have been more outspoken on President Roosevelt's economy appeal than, on almost any other subject this session They endorsed his demand last week for a reduction of government expenses, and some—notably Rep. Taber-(R., N. Y.)— urged a flat 10 per cent cut in departmental appropriations. • ••'On. many bills the House Republl- •cans ; have voted.virtually as a unit. ,,.RepubUcan,, re- dude^to' a'skeleton staff after the November election, were augmented recently by the employment of William R. Castle and William Hard as special assistants to Hamilton. They and others have been conferring with Hamilton on raising funds and laying the groundwork for the 1938 state and congressional elections. HELD THURSDAY NIGHT Old timers will "trip the light fantastic" at the high school gymnasium on Thursday night when the Panhandle Centennial committee will stage another of its old time dances. Dancing will begin at 7 o'clock and last until ? Admission will be 40 cents per person. Music will be by Homer Ratcliff and stringed demons who played at previous dances. The largest crowd ever to attend an old time dance In Pampa was present at the one held last month. Managers A. A. Tlemann, Mrs. E. A. Shackleton and Mrs. H. H. Heiskell, are all ready to go and the dance still three days off. Hosts and hostesses will be named tomorrow. Georgia Law Held Unconstitutional WASHINGTON, April 26 (/P)—The Supreme Court declared unconstitu- tial today an 1871 Georgia law prohibiting Insurrection against the state, under which Angelo Herndon, Cincinnati negro communist organizer, was sentenced to an 18 to 29 years penitentiary term. Justice Roberts delivered the 5 to 4 decision holding that the law "violates the guarantees of liberty embodied in the 14th amendment." Justice Van DeVanter delivered a dissenting opinion in which Justice McReynolds, Sutherland and Butler joined. Justice Roberts asserted in concluding his opinion that: "The statute, as construed and applied,, amounts merely to a, dragnet which man enmesh anyone who agitates fpr a change of government if a jury can be persuaded that he ought to have foreseen that his words would have some effect on the conduct of others. Heard• . jpe Gordon remarking that he was sold on Ivy Duncan's plan for a lake j n Gray county after he vis- jted the propqged site on Beaver • yesterday, • Windpws on .the fourth floor of the ppmbS'Wprjley building rattling at noon tpdjy, ,Jt wasn't an explp/. sion.,, it was JTea.l,<Jau,t of th$ Texjas company popping pff §bgut h,is' new son, .7 ppwds 3 ftUflses, fewm at Worley hospital. The ypiwg man has been W»neq Joseph Wayne,' Judgment Day For Harlem 'God' Arrives "This trouble was my means of testing Uic faith of my followers. It was the most wonderful thing- thai ever happened, to me," confided dapper little Major Divine, center, colored evangelist who thousands In New York's Harlem regard as God. Above he is seen about to answer for alleged transgression against man-made law. Hanked- by detectives, he blandly submits to being booked in New York City on charges of abetting a felonious assault in which a man was slabbed. He was captured in the basement of the Milford, Conn., "heaven" to end an 8-slate search. 200 Amarillo Musicians Sleep In Train 2 Nights Virginia Harrison will be valedictorian and Aubrey C. (Foozy) Green Jr. will be salutatorian of Junior high at the graduation services in May, Principal R. A. Selby announced this morning. Their grades were the highest made in Junior high in the girls and boys divisions. Second place girl was Joycelyn Jackson, and Ellen Keough was third. Second-ranking boy was Wayne Coffin, and Hugh Stennis was in third-place. Mr. Selby also announced this morning the Junior high winners in the regional' meet at Canyon Saturday. Vivian Cargile won first place in still life and charcoal. Dorothy John Davis was second in modeling. Virginia Harrison received honorable mention in still life and color, and Charles Pierce won second in the junior declamation. The students were accompanied on a school bus by Miss Roy Rlley, art teacher. PUBLIC IS INVITED TO SEE 5CW-COMEDY High school actors will present their winning one-act play, "Cabbages," for Knights of Columbus, their families and friends tomorrow evening at the new school auditorium. The play will start an evening of entertainment for the Knights of Columbus. With their families and invited guests, they will be entertained with an informal party and supper at Holy Souls' parish annex after the play. They are inviting the public to see the play, which will be entered in the state school meet at Austin next month after winning the regional contest at Canyon Saturday. No admission charge will be made. Negro Questioned in Shooting in 'Flats' ''It was an accident," Felix Ward, local negro, told Police Chief Art Hurst this morning when questioned regarding $ shooting in "the flats" last night about U o'clock. A McLean negro, known only by the name of ''Bartender" was almost on the receiving end of the bullet which whistled past his head as the room miraculously emptied. Ward told Chief Hurst that he was fooling with the gun when it accidentally discharged.. Chief Hurst was uncertain about filing charges against Ward today. He wanted to talk to the McLean negro who left town before he could be questioned. City officers arrested Warp} a few minutes after the shooting and lodged him In the jail. The motto in memory of King Edward VIW, now on sale at Wool- wth'e, Local Band Directors Express Thanks To Pampans Moro than 200 Amarillo high school .students and their leaders solved the Pampa sleeping- ac- -comodations problem last week during- the band contests by simply bringing their beds with them. Jan Ignace Paderewskl who lives and practices in a Pullman sleeper had nothing on the members of Amarillo bands. Friday morning over in Amarillo, the pupils, directors, and other citizens marched down to the Santa Fe station and filled five Pullmans and a baggage car for the instruments. Thus they rode to the band convention by special train. When the special train arrived, it was shunted to a siding, and the engine puffed off and left it and did not return until late Saturday night when the special pulled out for Amarillo. The band members slept both nights in the train. It was the first time in the history of railroad transportation, according to Santa Fe officials at Amnrillo, that a train was used by ;a student group as a hotel. The Amarillo high school band director is Oscar Wise, and S. M. Bagwell is director of the Sam Houston Junior high school band. Appreciation to Pampans for entertainment of the North Texas School Band and Orchestra association last week-end was expressed today by the local band directors who were in charge of the three- day meet. The annual contests brought 1,350 student musicians from 38 school bands and orchestras to the ,city, with an accompanying crowd of directors, teachers, parents, and friends. Many of the visitors were housed here two nights. Mi's. John Hessey; chairman of the housing committee, thanked those who opened their homes to the visitors, and those who furnished courtesy cars. Members of Band Parents clubs and Parent-Teachers associations here were her chief assistants in making the visitors at home in Pampa. Merchants of the city were thanked for providing- various materials and, with the newspapers and radio station KPDN, of supplying publicity. Appreciation was also extended to the Pampa chamber of commerce for the luncheon given Saturday for judges, school officials, band directors and their wives. Directors of the six Pampa school bands formed the contest committee, with Winston Savage of the high school as general chairman, W. Postma of B. M. Baker was chairman of the all-state band program which climaxed the meet Saturday evening. A. C. Cox of Junior High had charge of arrangements for the marching events. Eugene (Beastrand of Woodrow Wilso school directed registration. L. R. Harmer of Horace Mann was program chairman, and O. O. Oroson of gam Houston publicity chairman. Glen A. Truax, Shamrock band director, I* president of the association, Gerald Walker of Borger vice-president and C. If. Leeds of McLean secretary-treasurer. Members pj Pampa High School band acted as pages, secretaries, and general assistants to the phair- men and. Judges, Wichita's trade - wippers, 100 strong, will arrive in Pampa at 7:45 o'clock Wednesday night aboard a special train. The train will stop on a Santa Fe siding until 1 a. m Thursday when it will leave for Clinton, Okla. Elaborate plans to welcome the visitors from Kansas are being made by the chamber of commerce. M. P Downs will head a committee to see that Pampans are at the station when the train arrives. H. P. Lusby and his committee will arrange to have a local band on hand. A dance and reception will be given the visitors at the Country club with Clyde Fatheree and his committee as hosts. Frank Culberson will head the transportation committee Tickets of admittance to the reception and dance at the clubhouse may be secured at chamber of commerce headquarters in the city hall or from M. P. Downs. No charge will be made but entry will be by ticket only. Business men are asked by the arrangements committee to be on hand at the train and also to attend the reception. "Be at the station to greet our neighbors," Jim Collins, president of the Board of City Development, urges everyone. Tiie Wichitans will bring their famous band and quartet with them and will give a downtown concert. OIL BIDS CONSIDERED DALLAS, April 26 (IP) — Judge Claude McCallum today was considering eight bids for purchase of assets of the big Indiana Syndicate, an oil concern in receivership since September, 1931. The concern has 21 producing wells in Smith and Rusk counties. Among bids are one for $517,000 cash and another for $650,000 half cash and the remainder to be paid out of the profits. Great Salt Lake Called Purest Pool in World SALT LAKE CITY, April 26 (AP)—Great Salt Lake, so briny that even ocean bacteria die in its wash, is perhaps the purest swimming hole on earth. Foreign bacteria simply can not survive the lake's bitter saltiness,, agreed three former Utah Scientists reporting in the Jour* nal of Bacteriology today. Even the native germs, born and reared in the great inland sea, are "runs" of the microscopic world—and very few in number. In Independent experiments, the three scientists learned that 95 per cent of foreign bacteria, such as those from sewage, are killed in .the first minute of ex* posure of great Salt Lake. Within 24 hours, the minute life forms are completely Killed ' Oft ' : - ; • ; " " '• CHRISTOPHER AND HIS PARTNER FIRST TO REACH VICTIMS George Christopher, former Pam- pan, but now a resident of Amarillo, and his partner. C. H. Boyd, of the Amarillo Municipal airport, were the first men to reach G. Duane Roberts, 33, of Perryton, and John Wynard Mitchell, 35, of Borger, after their monoplane crashed in a field near the Amarillo municipal airport yesterday afternoon. Both men were critically injured. This morning attending physicians said the men were holding their own and that there was a chance of recovery. Roberts, who was at the controls at the time of the crash, suffered a back injury, two broken legs and crushed foot. Mitchell received a broken back and a deep gash behind one ear. The crash happened about 3:50 o'clock. The plane had taken off from English field, about three miles from the crash point, and appeared to be turning back toward the takeoff point when it went out of control and crashed. The plane struck the ground at an angle crushing the wing and undercarriage and then turning over. The motor was driven back into the fuselage. Christopher, at the controls of his ship and with Boyd as passenger, said he had Just passed the monoplane a few minutes before the crash and had just circled as the falling plane struck the ground. Landing as soon as possible, Boyd and Christopher ran to the demolished plane. The impact of the crash had thrown both men partly out of the plane. The fliers removed the injured men, who were still conscious, and called an ambulance. Roberts suffered the injuries to his foot and legs by the Impact of the motor as it was driven back against him. Roberts said the ship "slipped" as he banked, and went out of control. The plane was purchased recently by Roberts and Howard Holt, Perry- See NUMBER 1, Page 8 Five hundred visitors are expected In Pampa when the Panhandle Association of Odd Fellows and Re- bekahs convenes tomorrow and Wednesday for their annual session. Registration will start at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at the City hall, and the opening program will begin at 10:30 with a welcome to the visitors from the Board of City Development, delivered by W. V. Jarratt, director. E. C. Rupp of Pampa, association president, will respond and preside for the remainder of the morning session. Past presidents and state officers will be guests of honor. Other events of tomorrow's program will be individual contests in the afternoon, degree contests starting at 8 p. m., 'and a banquet in the dining room of First Methodist church at 6 p. m. Degree contests for Rebekahs will be at the high school gymnasium, and for Odd Fellows at the I. O. O. F. hall. The Wednesday morning program will be in charge of John F. Ross of Amarillo, Grand Master of the Texas Lodge, who will give the Past Grand's degrees. At a business meeting in the afternoon, officers will be elected and next year's convention city chosen. A dance at the high school gymnasium Wednesday evening will end the meeting. In addition to Mr. and Mrs. Ross, an honored convention guest will be M. M. Madson of Sweetwater, Grand Warden, and Mrs. Madison: FIBTH PUNS WIU BE Details of the Top O'Texas Fiesta to be held here June 3 and 4 will be outlined tonight when W. B. Weatherred, general chairman of the fiesta committee of live, meets with Junior Chamber of Commerce directors in City Hall. The Fiesta is being sponsored by the Jaycees. Mr. Weatherred stated today that chairmen of the various Fiesta committees will be named within the next day or two- No, rnoney down, no carrying charge.; 5 months to pay. IVdoral S*trft Service Tjres, MotW Inn. ady, Officers Seek Fugitive And Trail Thefts FORT WORTH, April 26 (/P)— Officers searched a wide area today for Alfred (Sonny) Lamb, long- term convict and fugitive from the Tarrant county Jail. Sheriff A. B. Carter at Fort Worth said Lamb was believed to have perpetrated a number of thefts in lis dash across North Texas. Lamb, under 99- and 15-year sentences from King county and indicted for murder charges at Menard, escaped Saturday by picking the lock on his cell window. He had been left in jail at Fort Worth by Sheriff Dan Hardee and Constable Lee Hutson of Hutchinson county, who were taking him to Stinnett to face burglary charges. Sheriff Carter attributed theft of two automobiles to Lamb, the first being that of Bob Hefner's at Azle, taken Saturday night and found yesterday near Jacksboro. Sheriff Carter said Lamb was identified as having been in that vicinity about 30 minutes before the car was taken. Yesterday Clyde Vaught, a farmer living west of Olney, was robbed and shortly before a car was stolen at Olney. Vaught was working in the field. When he returned he was met by a man coming from the and the man forced Vaught at the point of a gun to stand at a distance while he drove away in a car which Vaught described as the one stolen from Olney. The man took some clothing and a shotgun from the house. The description resembled Lamb. Sheriff Carter said burglary of Harvey J. Boles' home near Fort Worth was attributed to Lamb when officers discovered the fugitive's discarded clothing a half mile from the house. Clothing had been taken from the Boles place. NORMAN, Okla., April 26 (IP)— Ivan Kennedy, Cleveland county sheriff, said today he doubted that Mrs. Vera Wilson, 49, of Dallas Texas., killed six miles south of here yesterday in an auto crash was wearing the expensive diamonc ring and brooch relatives reported missing from the body. Mr. and Mrs>M. G. Jareau, Dallas, who arrived here after the accident, returned to Dallas to search Mrs. Wilson's home for the Jewelry, valued at several thousand dollars. "I expect to hear that the jewels were found in her home," Kennedy said. Mrs. Wdlson died when a car in which she was riding with three other persons plunged off a highway on a curve. Mr. and Mrs. L A. White and White Luna, all of Dallas, were brought to the American Legion hospital here. Their Injuries were not serious. Mrs. Wilson's body was brought to an undertaking establishment here, where it was reported two diamond rings and a diamond brooch were missing. Deputy Sheriff Hamilton Stufflebeam said he was told the jewels were valued at thousands of dollars, and Mrs. White reported she was positive Mrs. Wilson was wearing them when the party left Dallas. U. S. TEMPERATURE READINGS (At Pampa) Sunset Sunday 68 10 a. m. 57 6 a. m. Today 42 11 a. m. 68 7 a. m. 46 12 Noon 62 8 a. m, 60 1 p. m. 64 0 a. m. 63 B p. m. 66 Maximum today, 66 degrees. Minimum today, 42 degrees. AUSTIN, April 26 (AP) — The House voted today to tighten restrictions against drug store salt of whiskey in dry territory. Amendment inserted in a proposed new liquor regulatory statut' would make it unlawful for dnu stores to have more than ninr gallons of liquor on hand at an: time or to compensate physician for writing whiskey prescriptions. Another adopted amendmen' would prohibit physicians from pre scribing more than one pint o: whiskey at a time. The Senate voted to raise salaries of the railroad commissior from $5,200 to $7,500 a year. It \va.- considering the departmental appropriation bill, first of the five major appropriations measures. Advocates said the higher salaries were necessary to make the pay commensurate with the duties performed by the commissioners and that the money would come from special funds, opponents maintained state salaries In the higher brackets already were adequate and that increases should start with the low-paid employes. They asserted that statchouse porters made only $55 a month and penitentiary guards but $80 a month. The House set for consideration next Thursday night a bill taxing contraceptives and prophylactics and limiting their sale to drug stores. The tax suggested by the committee was 50 cents a gross but advocates of the bill said they would endeavor to boost it to one cent per prophylactic. LOS ANGELES, April 26 (/P)— Greta Garbo, elusive Swedish star, was under subpoena today in a $10,500 recovery suit filed in connection with a loan she allegedly obtained in 1924. A process server, after three weeks' pursuit, finally toss&d the summons into her lap when her limousine stopped at a street signal, Attorney James P. McCarty disclosed. The suit was brought by H. Fitzpatrick, assignee for David Shratter, former Berlin film producer, who claimed to have lent the actress $10,500 when she was obscure. The defendant is identified as Greta Gustafson, Garbo's true name. Trial is tentatively set for May 3. Z7S Kill PUT I SI £ONE TIME INDIANAPOLIS, April 26 (/P)—One hundred and fifty pianos, played in unison by the 2,750 nimble fingers of 275 persons ranging in age from nine to fifty—that will be the spectacle here next Sunday. From 40 widely-scattered communities in Indiana will come 1,500 pianists to participate in the musical history-making event. They will be in six groups, 250 students and 25 artists playing at the same time. At 125 pianos will be the 250 students, playing duets. The artists wiU solo at the other 25 instruments. Greatest Astronomical Show In 1000 Years Near CHICAGO, April (fP)— The greatest astronomical show on earth in the last 1,000 years will play td an audience of a mere handful, Dr. Oliver J. Liee, Northwestern University astronomer, said today. The first of the two 1937 solar eclipses will occur June 8 but a less favorable setting from a scientist's point of view could hardly be possible, he said. "With the exception of a few small, uninhabited islands in the South Pacific ocean and a small part of Peru," Dr. Lee said, "the entire eclipse from sunrise to sunset will be visible only from ships in the Pacific. And astronomical observations must be made from land since most instruments will be erected on a stationary, immovable base." "This eclipse will be one of the in history. t jt's duration at totality with the sun and. moon on the meridian and only 13 degrees north of the zenith will be seven minutes and four seconds. This is within 26 seconds of the maximum possible for any eclipse," he said. Astronomical records show that eclipses run in series. The interval between them, termed the eclipse saros, Is 18 years and 10 or 11 days. A complete series requires about 13 centuries to run its course. "The June eclipse wil travel a path nearly one third the circumference of the globe in the Pacific equatorial regions. It will be 153 miles wide. The only land it will touch Is a few coral atolls in the Ellice and Phoenix islands and a small part of Peru." The next 1937 solar eclipse will occur December 2 and 3 but it will be annular, -Dr. Lee said. There ajsp will fee a partial eclipse of the moon on November }$, PITTSBURGH AGAIN IS MENACED BY MURKY TIDE (ny Tlic Ansoclntcd Press) Continuous rains swelled important rivers today and drove residents of lowlands from their homes in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. The Ohio climbed toward the 25-foot flood stage. Its tributaries, the Alleghany and Monongahela, which meet it at Pittsburgh, were it their highest since January. Some railroad tracks were in dan- :er and merchants in the business . iistrlct feared for cellar stocks. The Potomac rose to six feet ibove flood stage. Merchants of he low-lying business section of Cumberland, Md., were taking cel- ar goods to upper floors. Water tood in the downtown streets, but /as not high enough to seriously npede traffic. The rain sent the Conemaugh and Stony Creek rivers to 17 feet, : inches and alarmed residents of Johnstown, Pa., scene of two dls- istrous floods in a half century, began vacating their homes. Wa- ;er rolled into the low streets and was edging toward the downtown section. The weather bureau estimated a river stage of 35 feet would be reached at Pittsburgh tomorrow. This would be only 11 feet under the stage of the St. Patrick's Day flood which cost Pennsylvania $200,000,000 in damage. In West Virginia the Monongahela was rising at the rate of a foot an hour. Railroad tracks of Somerset county, Pennsylvania, were washed out. Several towns near Pittsburgh were expected to have their streets filled during the day if the rise continued. Roads around Leormrdtown, Md., were blocked• b^-water- and •'one- farmer was reported marooned pa a flood-made island. JOHNSTOWN, Pa., April 26 (IP) —Flood waters from the Cone- mauffh and Stony Creek rivers surged into low-lying streets of Johnstown today, inundating bus- See NUMBER, 2, Page 8 TO SECURITY flCT WASHINGTON, April 26 (JP)-~ The Supreme Court agreed today to review a test case to determine the constitutionality of the old age pension provisions of the federal social security act. It postponed a final decision at least until next Monday on validity of the unemployment insurance provisions of the federal act and of supplementary legislation passed by states. Some Supreme Court observers expressed the opinion that the tribunal might hold its decision on the unemployment insurance case until after arguments on the old age pension litigation so both could be decided at the same time. Fifteen opinions were read today by the justices in a two-hour session. In the old age pension case, the court consented to pass on an appeal filed by the government from a decision by the federal circuit court at Boston holding unconstitutional that section of the major administration legislation. Litigation to determine the valid* ity of the unemployment compensation section of the act already has been argued and Is waiting decision. It was filed by the Chas. C. Steward Machine company of Alabama, MtWS (By The Associated Press) The Spanish government fleet steamed into major action against Insurgents in Mediterranean waters today. Valencia authorities charged simultaneously .that .the .German cruiser Leipzig acted as a scout {or the insurgents. Raids by the government warships on insurgent territory along the southern coast were reported. Insurgent warships were routed. I Saw ... A shooting gallery operator who said that among the best shots in town are Frank Lard, "Lefty" P1U» man, Frank Thomas. A bulletin issued by Principal R, £, Selby of .Junior high tayftog ail Junior high teachers to/] ^ " Boy Scout Qourt of H o'clock tonight in ihp, 'auditorium,

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