Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 27, 1937 · Page 1
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• WEST TE^AS: PARTLY CLOUDY . TOttfGHT AND WEDNESDAY, WARM. Eft IN NORTH AND CENTRAL PORTIONS' TONIGHT; COOLER IN SOtJTHWEST PORTION WEDNESDAY. £fettts A Dependable Institution Serving Pampft and the Northeastern Panhandld TOMB D4 . THE HIGH FIDELITY VOlCS Of THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS AT fMft TOP O' TEXAS, COVERING THB PA*** HANDLE DAILY FROM SUNRlSB *CJ SUNSET. (1310 KILOCYCLES). (VOL. 81. NO. 19) -•'-"- - - * •-• Full AP Leased Wire PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 27, 1937 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENfS) FORMER G-MAN LEAVES TEXAS MINUS BRIDE Rodeo Will Be Top O'Texas' Big Attraction MADRID POUNDED FOR) 16th CONSECUTIVE ! DAY (By The Associated Press.) Bilbao tottered today before an advancing Insurgent army that crushed Its outer defenses and plunged Its defenders into a disastrous retreat. Gen. Emillo Mola's northern army occupied Eibar, an important mnuitions center about 20 miles southeast of Bilbao, and found flames throughout the evacuated city, insurgents said communists an<3 anarchists set dynamite blasts before abandoning the strongh- hold Sunday night. The Basques said insurgent planes fired Eibar. Mutiny In the Basque ranks was hinted as the insurgents surged on Durango, gateway city to Bilbao, hoping to take it and reach the 16 miles of improved highway to the Basque capital. Hundreds of civilians were killed at Guernica, former capital of the Basque country, and the city was left in blazing ruins after a fierce insurgent bombardment. Bombing planes soared over the city in waves, dropping heavy explosives and scattreing hand grenades. Swooping machine-gunners strafed hundreds of inhabitants who fled into open fields. Fatilities in Madrid mounted to at .least 270, with hundreds of others injured, as insurgent artillery batteries pounded the city for the 16th consecutive day. At daybreak a government aerial armada bombed the insurgent siege lines in retaliation but did not silence their heavy guns. Two insurgent cruisers rained 30 shells Into Valencia, temporary seat of the government on-the Mediterranean coast. At least three women were killed, many other civilians injured and extensive damage 'inflicted on the city's industrial section. A sub-committee of the neutrality, group in London studied whether to seek cooperation of non-European powers, including the United States, in the 27-nation patrol of Spain. The Valencia government charged neutral patrol ships, particularly Germany's, stopped Spanish ships and came within 10 miles of the coast, both alleged violations of the patrol regulations. It declared an airplane from a German war vessel reconnoitered before an insurgent attempt to bombard the government-held seabord. 'Slingin' Sammy' Signs To Play Ball For Panipa TEXARKANA, April 27 (^—Louisiana highway officers talked to two kidnapers and their victim last night near Vivian, La,, without suspecting anything wrong, the victim reported. Ben Herr, 35, Shreveport taxicab driver, said he was kidnaped last night in Shreveport and released near here this morning after having been robbed of $6 and the taxicab. He said a man and a woman, armed With a pistol, forced him to drive to near Vivian, where the auto ran but of gasoline, Herr said Louisiana highway officers stopped and chatted with them, but he did not dare tell his predicament. A passerby came along, pushed them to Vivian, where the gas tank was filled. Two miles from Texarkana, the couple forced him from the auto, Herr reported. _ LlfOlfS AUSTIN, April 27 VP)—The House killed today, 88 to 53, a proposed constitutional amendment to pro- Vide for a unicsmeral legislature. Action was taken after less than an hour of discussion.. Sponsors contended the one-house" system was working well in Nebraska, the only state now using it, while opponents maintained the federal government and states had been progressing; satisfactorily under the checks and balances provided by twp houses. J Heard * • That G: 0. Hubbard has already started practicing .noctwnal pedes- trianism (walking the floor at night, to'you); This morning he became the proud father of a. daughter. 6 pounds, 3 ounces, born at Worley hospital- Mrs. Hubbard has not yet announced the favored name and G. O. hasn't gotten his chest measurement down to the point where he pan argue. Tommy White giving wa,r ! .wh9°ps in tr» e jnciian fashion yesterday af- temppjti when he counted a par 7; PD hte score card after d,oing 19 holes. Club. Afternoon and night rodeo performances, parades, old- timers roundup, fairground thriller rides, public dances and a host of other entertainment features were approved last night as the nucleus around which Pampa's two-day Top o' Texas Fiesta will be built here on June 3 and 4. Top-notch rodeo hands and the best rodeo stock in the nation will be here for the fiesta, W. B. Weatherred, general chairman of the fiesta committee, announced today. At a meeting with directors of the Junior Chamber of Commerce preliminary plans for the fiesta were (outlined by Mr. Weatherred. A contract to bring the Beutler Bros, rodeo, of Elk City, Okla., here for afternoon and night shows on the two fiesta days, was signed. Outstanding Rodeo The Beutler rodeo is one of the nost outstanding attractions of its kind in the nation and had much of its stock contracted for by the Texas Centennial last year. Some of the top hands of rodeo also will appear to ride in the rodeo when it appears in Pampa, as well as one or two of the foremost rodeo clowns. "The rodeo we are going to give the people at the top of Texas this year without question will be one of the highest type rodeos obtainable, if not the best now on the road," Mr. Weatherred said today. 'The Beutler Brothers rodeo has a reputation for carrying the best stock and staging the most thrilling See NUMBER 1, Face 8 SAM BAUGH. Samuel Adrian Baugh, bettei known as "Slingin' Sam," all-American quarterback of Texas Christian university Horned Frogs lasl season, will become a resident of Pampa on June 1. Baugh this morning signed a contract to play baseball in Pampa this summer The sensational football, basketball and baseball star arrived in Pampa this morning and after a conference with heads of Pampa's baseball team decided to come to Pampa to play ball. He will report to the team on June 1 at which time he will become connected with the Foxworth-Galbralth Lumber company of which Mayor W. A. Bratton is local manager. "This sure is a swell country anc Pampa is a real city," smiled the slinger, who came "to town" in cowboy boots, "I know lots of people here and am delighted to have the opportunity to come to Pampa to work and live." ^ CITY WILL TRY TO STOP OIL EQUIPMENT THEFTS City commissioners last ntelr promised cooperation of the police department in attempting to reduce theft of oilfield equipment aftei heads of seven companies operating in this area had appeared and tolc their troubles. "We will work out a system to make a close inspection for oilfielc equipment within the city," Mayoi W. A. Bratton promised the delegates after a discussion which lasted more than two hours-. KILLED BY MEMPHIS, ApWl ' 21 (AP) — Two men were killed this morning when a Fort Worth & Denver freight train hit a WPA gravel truck at a grade crossing at Newlin, 10 miles east of Memphis. The dead are Rube Prater, 44, and Curtis Combest, 41, both of Memphis. Each Is survived by his mother. Prater, driver of the truck, had just loaded with gravel at a pit a few hundred yards north of the crossing. Combest was timekeeper on the job and was riding to the other end of the graveling project. The train, traveling downgrade, dragged the truck 300 yards. Greetings were extended this morning to 250 members of the Panhandle Association of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs who registered as the 34th annual convention opened here. Individual contests this afternoon, a banquet and degree contests this evening will bring scores of other visitors. C. E. Gary presided for the opening session this morning in city lall auditorium, and welcomed the visitors. M. M. Madison of Sweetwater, Grand Warden of the Grand lodge of Texas, responded. An especial welcome to Rebekahs was given by Mrs. V. J. Oastka, member of the Pampa Lodge and second vice- president of the district, to which Mrs. lola McPherson of Amarillo responded. Welcome from the Pampa cham- >er of commerce was extended by W. V. Jarratt. The invocation was by the Rev. Mr. Glasscock of Shamrock and the benediction by , S. Warriner of Panhandle. Entertainment included dance numbers by pupils of the Vincent Studio, and songs by a high school quartet: Ethel Wilder, Colleen McMahan, Charles Hlckman, and Gene ?inkbeiner, accompanied by Miss Jelen Martin A short business session started the afternoon program today, with !. C. Rupp of Pampa, president, in charge. Main business will be the election of officers and choice of the next convention city, scheduled for ;omorrow afternoon. Competitive work will be finished ;omorrow. morning, and Past Grand and Grand .Lodge degrees will be See NUMBER 3, Page 8 NEW YORK, April 27 (ff)—Officials of Dodd, Mead & Co., American publishers of "Coronation Commentary," said today that action of the Duke of Windsor in filing suit for libel against the author and English publishers of the book had not changed their plans to release it here. They said they had received no word from the English publisher in regard to the duke's libel action and that "there has been no change in the situation so far as we are concerned." Disregarding threats of the duke to, sue, the company decided yesterday to release the_Amerlcan edition HOUNDS TRAIL GIRL UPTON, Mass., April 27 (IP) — Bloodhounds cast through bogs and woods of South Upton today, seeking trace of two-year old Wlnona Nelson; missing since Sunday night from her isolated home. Spurred by a $200 reward for the child, "dead or alive," offered by Upton Selectmen, more than 300 volunteers aided state police. Eagle Court Crowd Of 300 Held Spellbound By Boles For the first times in their lives, if you can judge one boy by another, more than 100 boys listened to a speech last night. "I heard every word he said because I listened," marvelled one boy after the Rev. J. Hoyt Boles, Presbyterian minister of Tulia had kept the boys and more than 100 adults, including parents, friends, teachers, wide-eyed, laughing-eyed, wet-eyed with attention for 20 minutes. The occasion was the monthly Boy Scout Court of Honor. "The only other speech J ever lisr tened to was given by Oal Farley in high school assembly," said another boy, The Rev. B,oles chose as his text a phrase from the Boy Scout oath, "I will do my best," He said that the basis of a compelling, beautiful personality wa§ perfection. arts, professions, trades or other : forms of endeavor have a domin: ating, winning personality, he said j In his inspirational talk, he deserib- ' ed the strenuous practice routine that made "Lefty" Grove a greal pitcher, Eleanor Powell a great tap dancer, Babe Ruth the home run king. His speech was studded with , stories illustrating his subject. ' It was the second speech Rev Boles has made here. He spoke here in December to parents pf boys. I Preceding his address, Eagle badges were awarded to Aubrey C Green, Jr., Ray Boles, Doyle Aulds Keeton Rhoades. Ros?s were pre- isented to the boys' mothers who pinned the badges on their sons. The fathers of the boy? also stood with their sons on the stage of the high school auditorium ijuMng the preset BANQUET, CONTESTS TONIGHT WILL BRING MORE OFFICUL5 OF OTHER INVITED HERE Plans for entertaining members of the Texas Highway Commission here on the night of May 7 will be taken to Borger tonight when members of the highway committee of the B. C. D. will meet with Carson, Hutchinson and Moore county officials. The gathering will be at 6:30 o'clock in the Black hotel at Borger. Attending from Pampa will be John Roby, chairman of the committee; Reno Stinson,-County Judge Sherman White and Garnet Reeves County judges of Carson, Moore and Hutchinson counties will head their respective delegations to the meeting when final details of the local reception and meeting will be worked out. The state officials will make a trip over Highway 209 from Pampa to Borger and then over the proposed road up for designation from Borger to Dumas, 11 TRUSTEES JRE POINTED 8Y Gray county school board members yesterday afternoon made six appointments of district school trustees in districts where elections were not held early this month. The following school trustees were appointed: C. C. Stockstill, Farrington; Ben Lockhart to fill the unexpired term of Leo Parish at Laketon, Mrs. Maye Skagg, at Davis; Purvis Meador anci Clarence Bowers, at Keplinger, and Carl Pettit, at Huntsman. The unexpired term of Mr, Parish, to be filled by Mr. Lockhart, will terminate April 30, 1039. The other appolnments were for three-year terms. Yesterday's meeting was called by County Supt. W. B. Weatherred and was attended by Siler Faulkner chairman of the board and Joseph Looper, C. M. Carpenter and G. M Counts. _ ACTRESS PIES NEW YORK, April 27 (#)—Mrs Ivah Wills Coburn, widely-known actress whose career covered some 35 years and who appeared in more than 300 roles, mostly classic, died today of intestinal influenza. She was the wife of Charles p. Coburn and appeared with him }n many productions both in New York and through the south and middlewest Mrs. Ooburn was a native of Appleton, Mo., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Browning Wills. Hei father is dead.. Her mother now lives in New York. The motto in memory ol King Edward VIJI, now PJJ sale at Wool worth's. . -O Denhardt UnworriedAt Trial For Murder Two daughters of Mrs, Vcrna Garr Taylor are pictured at right, outside the courtroom at New Castle, Ky., where they testified their mother had no reason to commit suicide as claimed by Brig. Gen. Henry II. Denhardt, left. Denhardt, charged with murdering socially prominent Mrs. Taylor, his fiancee, indicated no worry as the courtroom picture was snap- ped. The two daughters are Mrs. | Taylor. Between them is Dr. E. S. Allen H. Brown, left, and Frances | Garr. 'LOST' HARLAN COUNTY RECORDS FOUND IN FILES WASHINGTON, April 27 (F) — Senate investigators accused Governor A. B. Chancuer of Kentucky today of dismissing ouster proceedings against Sheriff Theodore Middleton of Harlan county on grounds that records in the case had been "lost or destroyed" when actually they were available in official files. Chairman LaFollette (Pro., Wls.) of the Senate civil liberties committee introduced Chandler's executive order of Jan. 17, dismissing malfeasance charges brought against Middleton during the governorship of Ruby Laffoon. Laffoon had accused the sheriff of hiring ex-convicts and "dangerous men" as deputies, and "conspiring" with Harlan coal operators to suppress the miners' union by violence. Just before LaFollette made his assertion about dismissal of the charges, former Congressman John Young Brown told the committee that Harlan county was "a nation to itself" and that its citizens had "no civil rights." Chandler's dismissal order asserted he had been 'unable to locate" any of the records containing the charges against Middleton. Committee Investigator Allan Rosenberg then took the witness stand to testify that he had found all the records intact in the office of the Kentucky secretary of state. BILBAO, Spain, April 27 (fP)— Juan Aguirre, president of the Basque autonomous province, urged a valiant last stand today against the insurgent onslaught on this northern city, declaring "we cannot hide the gravity of the situation." Basque officials at the same time affirmed that the former Basque capital, Guernica, a shrine to many of them, "no longer exists." The historic town, about 20 miles northeast of Bilbao, is "burning on all four sides," they said, as a result of insurgent market day bombardments which killed hundreds. The Santa Maria and San Juan churches and the Santa Clara convent in Guernica were destroyed Official communiques said every hospital and first aid station was hit by aerial bombs. Aguirre summoned his cabinet in an emergency meeting to consider measures for reorganizing Bilbao's own defense and enforcing discipline on its civilian population, swelled by war refugees to more than 400.000. Bilbao is capital of the Basque regional government o,n4 the l«t Jmpprtant etand of government Spain i» the Fine Assessed In Oklahoma Ires Sanford R H. "Bob" Sanford of Pampa and D. C. Kinsey of Amarillo returned to Texas yesterday minus. $64.60 which they left with Justice of the Peace Ira B. Hartzog at Hobart, Okla. They also left a vigorous protest for the treatment they received at the hands of authorities when they were charged with fishing without a license Sunday afternoon at Lake Altus. Sanford, clerk at the Pampa post office, said this morning that he and Kinsey had heard that fishing was good at Lake Altus and that he had written the Altus chamber of commerce requesting information on the fishing there. The following letter, on Altus chamber of commerce stationery and signed by an official whose signature could not be deciphered, read: 'The fishing season at Lake Altus will open April 26 at 12:05 a. m. Price of annual permit is $2.50 or 25 cents a day. Hope you have plenty of luck and a nice time." Signed, Altus Chamber of Commerce. Sunday the two men and their guests went to Lake Altus where they purchased permits to fish, Sanford also bought a permit to run a trout line for an additional 25 cents. Nothing was said about a state license, which would have cost $1.25 each. After fishing a couple of hours Sanford and Kinzey were accosted by a game warden who took them to Hobart to answer a charge of fishing without a license. They were informed that if they didn't plead guilty they would be held for trial before a higher court. In order to be back for work today, Sanford pleaded guilty and was fined $32.30 The permits were also taken from them, Sanford said. NEW CASTLE, Ky., April 27. (AP)—Circuit Judge Charles C. Marshall upheld a defense motion today and refused, to permit a witness to tell the Denhardt murder jury how far, in his opinion, the death gun was from the body of Verna Garr Taylor when she was killed, The commonwealth had sought to have Dr. A. J. Miller of the University of Louisville give his opinion on the distance late yesterday and when the trial of Brig. Gen. Henry H, Denhardt was resumed today the judge and opposing counsel argued the matter for an houy. Other commonwealth witnesses had testified that the bold, portly ex-lieutenant governor, had told them the nignc pf last November 6, when his fiancee was shot to death on a roadside, that he believed she had, killed herself. N.9 money flown, no carrying SMf^Aa^SS?!.. *$.3*y- r lWsr$ (By The Associated Press) Swollen by exceptionally heavy spring rains, rivers spilled over their banks onto low-lying cities and farmlands in five states and the province of Ontario, Canada, today. Ten deaths were attributed, directly and indirectly, to the high waters Five persons were missing in Virginia. Thousands were driven from their homes. Turgid water lapped at the doors of business houses and crepi into residential cellars. But, barring further heavy downpours, prospects were for only light damage in contrast to the catastrophic floods of 1936 and January of this year. Ajffected were areas in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Maryland. At least five communities in Ontario, including the city of London, felt the pressure o: rain-burdened rivers. Along the temperamental Ohio lowland residents evacuated dwellings in East Liverpool, O. Water crept into the "Golden Triangle," Pittsburgh's billion-dollar business district at the juuction of the Allegheny and Monongahela and inched stubbornly toward ar expected crest of 36 feet, eleven feet above flood stage. Weather bureau officials said tha unless further heavy rains occurred the danger was over. A drizzle was falling over a part of the vast watershed, reaching 150 miles from Johnstown, Pa., to Wheeling, W. Va. Suburbs of Pittsburgh were hare hit. Residents of the North Side Freeport, Sharpburg and other nearby communities left their homes in hip boots and boats for the third time within a year. More than 3,000 persons were forced to leave their homes on the island consituting one of the better residential sections of Wheeling, W Va. Workmen began clearing awaj debris in Johnstown, Pa., where torrents swept in yesterday from tlu Conemaugh and Stony Creek rivers 3, TEMPERATURE READING? (At Ponipa) Sunset Mon. ---- 88 10 e. m. 6 a. m. Today— 88 11 g. w, 7 a. vi ---------- 89 1? Noon 8 a. tn -------- T 42 1 p. in". 9 8. m ---------- 46 8 p. w Qdjy. SI a«?s,ess. 85 T __6 ,— B 6 6 NUPTIALS ORIGINALLY SET IN SAN ANTONIO FOR THURSDAY SAN ANTONIO, April 27 Janice Jarratt, America's most- photographed girl, and Melvin Purvis, former G-man, were going their separate ways today- two days before their wedding date. Miss Jarratt was with friends in Victoria this morning and Purvis, ;he former federal officer who trapped John Dillinger, was reported en route to Fort Worth where he planned to catch a fast train for his lome in San Francisco. Relatives of Miss Jarratt at San Antonio last night tersely announced that the wedding, originally set for Thursday, had been "indefinitely postponed.' 1 At Austin, F. Knape, a hotel clerk, said he understood that Purvis, who spent the night at the hotel, intended to board a train at Fort Worth. He said four or five persons were In Purvis' party. Friends of Miss Jarratt at Victoria said she was a guest in the Tom O'Connor home, but efforts to reach lier at the O'Connor town and ranch homes were unsuccessful. In both cases, persons who answered the telephone said that Miss Jarratt was not there. Dan Braman, whose wife is the former Miss Mary O'Connor, one of Miss Jarratt's close friends, said sha was in Victoria, but he would not say where she could be reached nor would he comment on yesterday's postponement of the wedding. Janice With Party Other friends, who would not permit the use of their names, said Miss Jarratt planned to accompany a party to a gulf coast .resort-tills afternoon. A. J. Rummell, Miss Jarratt's brother-in-law, tersely announce* the postponement of the wedding last night. The season's top social event, he said, had been "indefinitely postponed." Following the announcement, all efforts to reach Miss Jarratt or Purvis failed. The former G-man slipped through a crowd of reporters and photographers at a hotel, and Miss Jarratt was equally as successful in escaping cameramen. She left the city soon after the announcement and headed for Victoria with two girl friends. Both Seen In Lobby The sudden announcement of the postponement came a few hours after Miss Jarratt had been seen in the lobby of the hotel where Purvis had been stopping since he ar- See NUMBER 4, Page 8 Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Pond, leaving Pampa after a 10-year residence for a new home in Medford, Okla., were bidden Godspeed and good luck by the staff of the Daily News and radio Station KPDN last evening at an informal banquet in the basement dining room of Schneider hotel. Mr. Pond, business manager of the News, has been with the newspaper during his entire stay in Pampa. He is to become associated next month with a brother in operation of a paper at Medford. Tex DeWeese, News editor, acted as master of ceremonies for the impromptu talks paying tribute to Mr. and Mrs, Pond. Hoi Wagner presented Mr, Pond with a bow and arrow for use in "the Indian territory," then Harry Hoare presented the staff's gift to Mr, and Mrs. Pond and both responded briefly. After dinner, the party attended La Nora theater as guests of Claude Motley, manager. Mr. Pond was graduated from the University of Missouri and first entered the newspaper business at Borger from where he came to Pampa in May o£ 1927, Just one month after the Pampa News entered the daily field. He has-been connected with the business management of the paper ever since, I Saw • 9 * A father who last night was de» bating whether to go to the Harvest ters picnic, a lodge meeting, the Court of Honor, or a father-and-eon, banquet. A local young woma,n birthday angel food ca,ke "gived March 19, Her rpom$ she told her a,bput putting . containing the pake in a Qlsfeet. TJhen : or not Strappings was.

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