Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 17, 1935 · Page 1
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t«E NEW PAMPA fastest Growing CRy in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center REENACTED AS ITALIAN TROOPS LEAVE FOR AFRICA Serving Patiipa and Northeastern Panhandle ainpa Du% HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa VOL.28. NO. 270 • (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA. GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1935. (14 PAGES TODAY) • PRICE FIVE CENTS Ray Hamilton Takes Automatic Rifles From Beaumont Armory COMPROMISE OIL PACT IS APPROVED o- FINGERPRINTS PROVE IDENTITY AFTER :•'*:.• THEFT LEFORS TO BE H3STTOMANY FOLKypDAY Beautification Committee Is In Charge—Braswell to Pe Main Speaker. One of the largest banquets ever held at LcFors will occur Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock, in the hiph sc.hcol gymnasium, with sev- rral neighboring towns well represented. Intercommunity relations committees of the Pampa chambers of commerce are selling tickets hcra at 50 cents each. The LcFors beautification committee is sponsoring the Ibanquct. t'am Braswell of .Clarendon will j spsak. Doc Bromert, Amarillo An elderly caretaker, G. T. magician, will entertain, and the Owens, was' threatened with death LeFors orchestra directed by M'.ss when he encountered the con- Carpenter will play. Mrs. John derailed kilter and a companion TF -lisihart will have charge of the raiding .the. armory supply room. menu. Hamilton and the other man loaded Tickets also are on sale here for the munitions in a truck and left the quarterly banquet of the Pam- the frightened caretaker blindfold- pa Board of • City Development ed'in. a chair. • . Tuesday evening at the Schne)dei • Fingerprints on a supply room hotel. Jim Collins is in charge of door ami. the caretaker's recogni".- ticket sales. Tickets are 75 cents ing: Hamilton police picture result- . each. Many topics concerning the ed in positive identification of the welfare of Pampa will be discussed badly-wanted fugitive. Hamilton at the banquet. Is--wanted by the federal govern-| on next Friday evening, men of .mcnt for tnirglaiy -of an armory the LeFors community will meet atr Ranger about a year- ago, in. to determine what kind of civic ; , which machine guns and ammuni- c i ub w m be formed there. Nearly •ttoniwere stolon. He also was BUS-I 5n mm met last Friday to start peoted of a similar- burglary at a pi Mls fol . the club. A commercial Dallas Nationar Guard armoiT.: f | club was .first considered, tout It Police feared•- Hamilton, who ( was concluded .that, a civic club could do all that a -commercial BEAUMONT, Feb. 16 (AP) — The sputBwcpl's No. ,1 badman, Raymond Hamilton, broke into a national gusfrd armory within a few blocks of the police station here today, carrying away eight deadly automatic rifles and thousands of rounds of ammunition. HIGHWAY PLAN AGREEABLE TO STATEGROyP Van London I« Ready to Appoint Engineer to Sur vey Route North. probably has taken part in more ! bank robberies than 1 any other outlaw at large' in the southwest, needed .the quick-firing guns' to arm himself for more forays against defenseless small town banks—his favorite prey. Escaped Trap • Last week Hamilton barely escaped death in a police trap at Dallas, his brother Floyd and himself fleeing when officers opened fire on them from an apartment. Floyd later was caught at Shreveport and is now In the Dallas county jail. It was believed Raymond was wounded at Dallas, but club could and at the same time be broader in scope and of wider appeal throughout the town and oil field. apparently his were minor. injuries, if any, In a track with paneled sides, Hamilton and his accomplice in the armory -robbery here roared out of Beaumont, abandoned the truck a few miles from Silsbee and, officers believed, continued in a car stolen at'Silsbee from P. C. Weatherby. A check showed 3,600 rounds of ammunition were taken, along with Dr. Townsend Is Grim as Pension Plan Is Argued See HAMILTON, Page 5 I Heard . . Tlllie wishing sl>e were sick so that some one could; send her roses—she-just loves roses. ., . Saw "Joe Brown" Deck, outfielder for the Phillips "66',',. baseball team lagt season, place' two golf balls, a' spool of thread, a thimble, and a baseball in his mouth at one tinie the other night. Of course the baseball', didn't disappear in the cavity'biit "Lefty" was able to get a: good grip on it with his teeth. (telly used to be with Ripley's Believe It or Not, and also on the stage). •'• • George Joins Order to Save Honor of George George Brigg's, whp has been known to join quite a few organizations, has becom/2 affiliated with another. He is now a member of the "Society for the Prevention of Calling . Sleeping-Car Porters 'Georgs'." The society has 30.000 members and is 18 years old. It was founded tp halt "what \vas fast becpm- Ing a national habit" and one that reflected on the name of George. Patrol saints of the order are George Washington 'and Admiral Georfe'Pewey. Senator George Moses 4s the current president and George Herman "Babe" Ruth is sergearit-at-anns. Locally, fee largest similar qr- der is |he "Society (or the Continuation pf the Qusjpm of 'Let- tg George Po it'," the George this case being the manager pf the Board G* City Pevelop- jnent. (This, goojety I? sstd j# be "" WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (AP)— Grim and unsmiling, the author of the Townsend $200 a month' pension plan sought for two hours today to convince the senate finance committea that, his idea was the cure for the economic ills of the country. The gray-haired physician, Dr. The state highway dcpartmcn will be ready within a few diiys to appoint an engineer to survey tho route of a road north across the Canadian river, it-was stated here yesterdpjy by W. J. Van London o Ama'rillo, district engineer.' Under the plan now. being uruecl the state would be asked to furnish an engineer to survey the route, so that those persons who are working for the road may secure the permanent. right-of-way The route and the location of the bridge Kite would be left up to the state highway department The control points are Spearman anc Perryton north of the river anc Miami and Pampa south of. the river. It is not now known where the road would be located. George Briggs and Gllmore N, Nunn 'of the B. C. D. made trips a few days ago to the other towns interested and were pledged full cooperation. There will be some necessary expense for the enginer- Ing. . ' The outlook tcr state designation of the new road as an extension of .highway B8 is the best in several' years. It is hoped that the right-of-way - may . ..secured promptly and' that federal designation may toe' obtained for a transcontinental highway from Del Rio to Canada. Mr. Van London said the 'highway department was willing to cooperate in the plan outlined, as it did in locating a similar gap between Clarendon and Turkey recently, where state designation was granted. "Hump" in Relief KENNAMER'S MENTALITY MAY BE ESTIMATED BY EXPERT PAWNEE, Okla., Feb. 16 (AP) —State's attorney's succeeded to<i-.y in blocking expert testimony that Phil Kennamer was insane when ho killed John F. Gorrcll Jr.. a.l Tulsi on the stormy night of Thanksgiving: Dr. Karl A. Menningcr, famous psychiatrist of Topeka, Kas;, the day's first witness, qualified as an •expert on mental ills, and then listened for 40 minutes to a summary of the strange life, words and deeds, of the federal judge's son, ending with the question: "Now Doctor, taking these facts into consideration in addition to your own information, would you say the defantant was rational or irrational?" Before the alienist could say "yes" or "no," J. Berry King, former state's attorney general, objected there was much in the involved hypothetical question, propounded by Defense Attorney A. Flint Moss, which should be stricken, and other matters., such as 7T, ETHIOPIAN EMPEROR IS ADAMANT IN HIS DENIALS ROME, Feb. 16. (/P)—Premier Mussolini broke hlg silence on the Ethiopian controversy tonight by urging: all mobilized Italian!) to "be ready for any eventuality." .Sec KENNAMER, Page 5 Hauptmann Is Booed in Prison —Requests Bible TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 16. 3runo Richard Hauptmann was booed by inmates of the New Jerey state prison today as he en- ered the death house to await the ^utcome of efforts by his attorneys o save him from the electric chair. Noted Frenchmen Flying Over Atlantic F IIPU QTfiTT'Q Torn cm IE TEXAS HOLDS KEY TO SUCCESS OF NEW PLAN F. E. Townsend. found it a little harder to convince the senators than it had been the thousands of men and woven over 60 who want the $200 a month. Townsend faced a semi-circle of hostile senators and tried to answer their questions, some serious and other obviously designed to ridicule his plan. Senators and spectators showed by frequent laughter they enjoyed the proceedings, but Townsend he'ver once Smiled. At the conclusion, Chairman Harrison announced the committee would conclude its hearings on the administration's social security program Wednesday and would try to frame a IbilJ fair to all, but 'he warned the Caltfdrnlan it would Bill Is Neared WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (AP)—A plea to the senate today by Wiliam Green for adoption of the The .German carpenter, who en- McCarran prevailing wage amend- tered the prison still protesting he ment convinced some administra- was innocent of any part in the tion leaders that the wage proposal kidnaping and murder of Charles would give the $4,800,000,000 work A - Lindbergh Jr.. and who heard relief bill its severest test on the some one in 'he crowd answer, "We senate floor. know you're innocent, Bruno," not include old $200 a month. age 'pensions of CITIZENS GIVEN POLICE'TICKETS' MUST REPORT A number of Pampa motorists Who were given' tickets for driving with defective lights on Thursday night have not reported to Judge W. M. Craven. It will be to their advantage to 40 so without delay. Although • the! police s dtd not take the names of the violators, they took the license numbers of the ears and it will be no difficulty at all to look up the names of the offenders. If it is necessary for the police to get out warrants for the arrest of those persons, it will cost them much more than the fine usually assessed for such a violation. Chief 'Art Hurst declared yesterday. ' The police stopped 55 cars, with defective lights duripg one hour's time Thursday night. More than •half of the violators have paid fines. Police believe' that many of the accidents reported the last few weeks have been caused by defective lights. • They are going to remedy the nuisance by arresting the drivers o,f cars with defective lights. " V • ; Mrs- Tom Pampa h»« riage j^rs. fftrod. wa.s OocOey. ill in ;her mar- Florence Green, president of the' American Federation of Labor, wrote each senator, pleading for defeat of the administration's compromise plan which would give the president authority to fix relief wages. The McCarran amendment would direct that the wages prevailing in localities be paid on all work relief projects. f One administration follower today said privately that the 1 - McCarran amendment was the "big hump" to. get over in the senate although some trouble is expected over a proposal by Senator Adams (D., Colo.), to reduce the total by $2,000,000,000. Green wrote that labor regarded the compromise, proposed by Senator Russell (D., Ga.), and approved by the senate appropriations committee, in no way protected labor or preserved wage standards. Under. the plan in the work .measure, a "security wage" averaging around $50 a month is proposed. The federation insists prevailing rates of wages be paid. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Pcrrin of Amarillo visited friends here yesterday afternoon. found the prison atmosphere tense Three prisoners saw h|im. as he was being examined in a smal room off the center corridor anc started to boo. Immediately 600 ir the mess hall joined in. It was several minutes before guards re stored order. The three were taker to their cells and will be dls ciplined, Colonel George L. Selby acting principal keeper, said. After being led to the deatl house, Hauptmann, who has said he would go to the chair "like a man," made three requests. He asked for a Bible, and a new one was given him. He asked for a picture of l^is wife and baby, and was informed he could have it. He asked for a box of cigars given him by Sheriff John H. Curtiss, ol Hunterdon county, but was promised another instead. ffltM«: £r F l^^^ 111 ^''' WEST TEXAS: Fair, warmer in north and central portions Sunday; Monday fair, warmer in east portion. HIGH SCHOOL BAND TO GIVE FREE PUBLIC CONCERT TODAY Pampa's neatly uniformed and versatile high school band will open its winter public concert sea- Eon today in the city auditorium at 3 p. m. The public is urged to hear this free concert. Roy Walllrabenstein, director, said that several solas also • would be given. Miss Ann Sweatman will oe accompanist. The full program follows: 1. El Manio Real (S, J. Mustol). The title of this number means, "The Royal Highway." It Js a musical interpretation of events and happenings to the travellers on the road. 3. National High School Band march (Carl Mader). This number is generally conceded as an'unof- ficial march for all high school bands. It honors high school spirit. 3. The Little Chief (Arthur Pryor). Trombone solo by Charles Frazee. This is a polka caprice written by the greatest American' trombonist, Arthur Pryor. 4. One Beautiful Day (R. E. Hildreth). The sun shines bright in a cloudless sky, A band fantasy which has become possibly the most popular of all. * 5. TJfa Trumpeter (H. Bngie- mann). Trumpet solo by Roger Townsend. This is a pojka brUUgnte featuring the flexibility of* foe trumpet in all ranees. 6. Alda Overture (W, t£cQft%hr See CONCERT. Pace 6 * ' ISTRES, France; Feb. 16.—Paul Codes, navigator, left, and Mau- ilce Rossi, whose aerial exploits have often made headlines, today roared out over the south Atlantic in quest of another nonstop record to better .the one they already hold. Taking off at 6:36 a. m. (12:36 a. m. C, S. T.) today in their famed plane, the "Jcseph Ltbrix" in which they flew from New York to Syria iii 1933, Codos and Rose), on the baiiii of their hourly radio bulletin:, appeared to be averaging about 105 miles an hour. Their goal was Buenos Aires, 6,875 miles away, and officials at Le Bourget field believed they might well complete the crossing in 65 hours. ONE-ACT PLAY CASTS CHOSEN FOR CONTESTS Students Praised by Judges'—Champs Last Year Moving through the procedure which was culminated last year in the winning of the state one-act play championship, the entrants in this year's Pampa high school contest completed the semi-final eliminations yesterday. Two students for each of the characters in the selected Visitor," were chosen. play, "The These had worked along with others in play casts trained by student directors and by Ben Guill, play coach, in group work. The selections of the judges were: For the role of "Anthony," Paul Schneider and three others who tied. Those tied are Roy Webb, LaVerne Courson, and Maurice Saunders. The tie will be broken and one boy chosen. For the role of "Mrs. Brown," Mary Adams and Virginia Roberts. For the role of "Mrs. Howard," Elizabeth Graham ancl Pearl Bivens. For the part of "Francisca," Harriett Ann Robb and Burton Tolbert. These winners will work with Director Guill for about a month, See PLAY, Page 6 Body of Missing Childjs Found JEFFERSON, O., Feb. 16. «')—A widespread search for three-year- old Rita Margaret Lent ended today wlthj the finding of her body in a muddy country lane a mile and a half from her home. The cause of her death was not immediately ascertained. A boy, Everett'Gosness, 16, came upon the body as he was making his way. to a wood-cutting camp. ' The mystery created last November when Rita wandered away from the farm home of her mother, Mrs. Oliva Lent, 34, accompanied by her police dog, was heightened with the finding of th_e body, .peputy. Sheriff Roy Bitter, said the child appeared to have been dead about six weeks. Oos^ell' those to? wa.s fully clothed. The "s.a,$ the clofhes were. Id wore when sty? dis- FOR WOMAN IS TO BEWAILED Mrs. Patsy Cheek to Face Jury on Monday A special venire of 75 Gray county men has been summoned for possible jury duty tomorrow in the scheduled murder trial of Mrs. Patsy Cheek, who was indicted for the slaying of her husba_nd, Nyle Cheek, on last Nov. '7. Cheek was stabbed during an altercation with his wife at their l:om.e here. He died almost Immediately. The special venire list follows: E. O. Snead, Pampa; J. A. Brawley, McLean; Jake Miller, LeFors; G. W. Reynolds, LeFors; J. C. Lunsford, Pampa; E. R. Sherrod, Alanreed; Charles Cousin, McLean; H. T. Beckham, Pampa; Tom Schaffer, Jericho; John Oldham, LeFors; L. C. Gomillion, Pampa, E. G. Nelson, Pampa; A. L. Surge, Pampa; L. W. Barrett, Pampa; J. C. Fulfer, Alanreed; W. T. Hill, LeFors; G. S. Witt, LeFors; 'H. S. Folley, LeFors; W. S. Tolbert. Pampa; C. F. Murphy, Le- Fors; P. D. Hill, Pampa; C. L. Glick, LeForsf; C. R. Snow, Pampa; E. F. Vanderburg, Pampa; E. G. Stapp, Alanreed. W. C. Breining, LcFors; J. M. McCracken, LeFors; H. M. Ellis, Le- BV W. II. MOBLKY Associated Prof's Staff Writer DALLAS, Feb. Ki. M 5 ;—Oil slate governor: i arid their representatives approved a, production compact here today, avowedly limit- - rtl to prevention of physical waste but by implication permitting individual states to go further and limit production on a market demand basis. The agreement was a -omnro- misc between the stands of James V. Allrcd, governor of Texas, the biggest oil producing state, nni Governor E. W. Marland of Okla homir. The Texas executive had sough' a mandatory limitation to prevention of physical waste. Marland ha fought tlvrough sessions that ex tended until nearly midnight las night and until a late hour thi afternoon for inclusion of definlti provisions for production allow ables to be determined under thi compact and assigned to the states The Oklahoman abandoned hi. ground with the comment that he would sign the pact in the form agreed to by Allrcd, "reposing confidence in the intent of our sistet states to deal fairly and equitably.' Later He said success of the agreement "depends on the gooc faith of Texas." Cites Big Waste He insisted the pact should have included the production allotment feature for protection of oil re serves which he asserted low prices for crude would cause to be abandoned under "stripper" wells where the cost of pumping, or otherwise artificially raising the oil to the surface, must be paid. He callec abandonment of those reserves whjich he estimated at 9,000,000,000 barrels, or three fourths of the national reserve, the greatest physical waste possible in the oil business. Governor Allred called the compact "a real achievement, from which great good can come." He insisted that provision for production limitation as such would have been price-fixing against the inter- Sco OIL PACT, Page 6 See TRIAL, Page 6 Patronage Row Is New Problem WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. f/P New and unwelcomed evidences of dissension in their own ranks arose today to worry democrats on Capitol Hill, particularly in the house. They were unwilling, of course, to let their names be used in connection with their remarks, but several expressed fears of a "blow- off" soon unless greater harmony is attained between house members on the one side and administration officials on the other. One development of the day was a White House visit by five house members to protest that too many republicans and too few democrats have jobs under a democratic administration. They 'talked witli the president more than an hour. The upshot was the calling of a new democratic caucus for Thursday night to talk over for still another time the patronage situation. EES CLASSES ARE PLACED ON STRAIGHT TUITION BASIS NOW The school which has been held for adults at the high school every evening under the auspices of the federal government will hereafter be known only as the Night School for Adults and will be conducted entirely on a tuition basis. At present, classes will only be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 until 10 p. m. Anyone interested should go to Room 302 on the second floor of the high school on one of those nights or telephone Mrs. Love at 8012 during the day. The first year Spanish class will continue its work meeting from 8 until 10 on Tuesdiays' and Fridays. Anyone.havjng soj» e knowledge ol Spanish m.ay enrol in this class for $1.?5 pft< month,. Any others who. desire to learn to speak Spanish who know nothing about it may make arrangements with Mrs. Bell for psrsonal instruction for a similar fee. A beginners' shorthand class will meet at 7 p. m. on the same nights. For those who wish to brush up in the elementary subjects, Mrs. Love will conduct a class in general adult education, which will consist of business spelling, arithmetic, penmanship, beginning spelling, and grammar. This class will meet from 7 until 10 p. m. on the same nights for a small fee. A class in parent education has been proposed, but nothing definite can b,e offered now. Comments a.nd suggestigns as to the advisability of s.uch a course are welcpme. ROME, Feb. 16. (/P)—The first detachment of Kalian troops sailed for Italy's African colonies today as Bcnito Mussolini continued .silent as to the stand he means to take in the Ualo-EthJopian controvcrsj'. . A battalion of bla^ckshlrts embarked at Naples this afternoon, It wns officially revealed, after being reviewed by Crown Prince Umberto, and II Duce reviewed two other battalions preparatory to their departure for Eritrea and Italian Somaliland. In the face of the embarkation, NcKradas Yesus. Ethiopian charge d'affairs, through whom Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia has stoutly disclaimed responsibility for Italo- Ethiooian hostilities along the border. declared^ "We will defend our homes with our lives. It Italy comes against us, her blood will be on her own head." While hundreds of troops moved into Rome from northern points, wearing new uniforms and ordinary trench caps but dangling with helmets for tropical wear at their backs, Mussolini, in company with Fascist and army officials, inspected his several thousand militiamen before their departure. Newspapermen and photographers were barred from the review, which look place in the grenadiers' barracks here, but the official statement said II Duce addressed ^he troops briefly. He was cheered as he departed, it said. The militiamen, who volunteered for service in Eritrsa and Somali- land, leave this evening for Sicily whence they will sail for Africa-. Hundreds of reservists, meanwhile, received mobilization cards instructing them to hold themselves in readiness, but an official explained that this is an automatic procedure following the first mobilization. Reports said Emperor Halie Selassie ha.d sent Mussolini still an-__ other memorahdUm'^elijTnTrTtaTyV " charges that Ethiopians were the aggressors along the African border, but this was not confirmed. Scenes reminiscent of world war days took place at the Rome, railway terminal as the militiamen boarded waiting trains for the trip south. Some had sprays of Italian wild flowers stuck in their helmets. One commander boarded the train See WARTIME, Page 6 AAA Is Watching Prices of Food WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. (IP)— Despite increasing prices of food, ithe agricultural adjustment, administration said today in a formal statement that it was "not considering abandonment of any program now in effect." ' At the same time the AAA said that statements that the farm prices of 14 basic commodities were 24 points above pre-war parity "is incorrect." The administration, however, recently said the price level of the 14 basic commodities on which processing: taxes may be levied for benefit payments, were virtually at. parity. Parity is described in thie adjustment act as the price for'which from commodities must sell to'have ;he purchasing power they had in the 1909-1914 period. AAA officials pointed out today ihat reduction programs already were in effect for several major food crops for this year and the statement said that "all of the major programs for 1935 call for Increases over 1934 farm production." I Saw . . . Carl Boston out Friday night to see the Hedley Owls, his old home .own's team, perform, against -the Harvesters. Carl, one of the original Harvester fans, was dlsap- rainted in the Owls—but who wasn't? Mrs. John Skelly, late of perm- sylvania, wondering out loud when would see a good stiff wind. Thus far this winter, the weather las not been what she thought "anhandle weather should be. Call The NEWS Today —AT THE REQUEST . of Pampa's business and professional men, a new, complete ' Business & Professional Directory Is being .published by tfee ep»t! Call The NEWS

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