Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on April 28, 1937 · Page 7
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 7

Pampa, Texas
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Wednesday, April 28, 1937
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•EVENING, APRIL 28, 1931 fttfi J* Am A DAIltf Pattys, PAGE Senate Witness Seeks Itttimidatdfs ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN ; EN ROUTE T ONEW ORLEANS, April 28 (/P)—President Roosevelt traveled across rain-swept Virginia : ftnd the Carolines today toward the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexicft and his long-planned rendezvous with tarpon. He will embark on the U. 8. S. Potomac at New Orleans late Thursday for 10 days of angling off Louisiana and Texas. He will return to Washington on May 13. i The President told associates he ;W6uld seek a complete rest, mixed ;Wlth',plenty of fishing. ! He took along a report from Attorney > General Cummings recommending creation of a special committee to study revision of the anti- irust laws with a view to clarifying them and improving their enforcement. [ <He' also had 'a brief case of mail 'that arrived too late for him to read before, leaving the White House in the rain last midnight. The train, however, did not leave until after daybreak in order to avoid a layover along the route. 'The train Is due at Atlanta tonight and Montgomery early tomorrow morning for operating stops . before reaching Biloxl, Miss. There ' the chelf executive will leave the train to motor 12 miles along the coast to Gulfport, visiting on the way a veterans' home formerly used as; a residence by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. The President's third son, Elliott, a resident of Fort Worth, Texas, will met the train at Gulfport for the remainder of the trip to New Orleans. With him will be Gov. Richard W. Leche of Louisiana. Senator Harrison (D., Miss.), whose home is at Gulfport, and District of Columbia Commissioner •'George -E. Allen, a native of Boone- vllle, Miss., were aboard the special "train for the trip to Gulf port. •• On Capitol mu ! BY HARRELL E. LEE. AUSTIN, 'April 28 (/P)— The con: test in the House on legalizing sale pf •.•'ha'rd liquor by , the drink under ideal 'Option was, in a measure, a ('city vs. country" fight. ,THe"proposal was killed, 78 to 62, but- representatives from the larger ' cities voted 1 heavily for It. j jAU- five members from Houston : cast their vote against killing the .amendment as- did the five from • (San Antonio. Dallas A. Blankenship ; Was" the. only .one of the six Dallas • county Representatives on the other side. The three Tarrant county : Representatives present were against the ^motion, which killed the pro- 'posal. Alsq on the losing side were all three members from El Paso, the two Jefferson ' county Representatives who ;: .were In the hall, both Galveston county "members, two of the three Representatives from the Waco district and G. H. Little, the sole Representative from Amarillo. Charles H. Tennyson, the only Wichita Falls member present, voted against sales by the drink and the ;AusWn delegation of two members iwas split. ' Some wets were surprised that 1 their" proposal received as lai*ge ; support as it did. They predicted : twp more years of poor enforce- 'mehtfof the drink sale prohibition would enable them to pick up the double handful of votes needed. : "Others in the legislature are of opinion the liquor law will not be [libera,Uzed further. They foresee a 'treftd' the other way with the possibility there will be considerable isupport two years hence for submission of another constitutional amendment .'provfding state- wide prohibition Of Intoxicants. Senate advocates of sale by the drink succeeded in obtaining a favorable report from the state affairs committee. Senator Weaver Moore of Houston, author of the proposal, 'had ,a chance to bring the matter to 'a 'floor vote on one occasion but concluded ' the Senators present at that time would not approve it. I Herman Jones, young Representative from Decatur, glanced at the gallery while the House was debating i a proposed constitutional amendment lengthening terms of office frqm two to four years and remarked that "this would be a gpod day to rob a bank." 'The gallery was filled with district and county officials, including sheriffs 'and districts attorneys. The amendment proposed to spare them the necessity of making campaigns next year. TIRED BAN FRANCISCO— One of the yeasons why Gaetano Meralo, gen* era! director of the San Francisco Opera association, said he wanted a divorce because Ms wife compelled him "to carry the dog into and on trains." The dog, complained in his divorce , ''came first" in her affec-r lions. PAMPA AMBULANCE PHONE Wide-eyed with apprehension, Lawrence Howard (center), Harlan County, Ky., miner, stands at the door of the Senate Civil Liberties Inquiry room at Washington, D. C., to watch spectators file out in an effort to identify four men who, he charges, menaced him after earlier testimony about anti-union activities of officials. Howard i aald a death threat had been telephoned him. . Both Sides Scored Gains In Injecting Religious Angle Into Court Fight BY RODNEY DUTCHER, Pampa Daily News Washington Correspondent. WASHINGTON, April 28. —The attempts at play and counter-play on religious groups by opposing forces warring over the administration Supreme Court plan have been among the most interesting behind- the-scenes phases of the struggle. No large religious denomination or group has taken any position for or against the plan. But the contest has been marked from the beginning by: The effort of anti-Roosevelt forces to persuade members of all creeds that the bill was a threat to belittle such persuasion. Men of various religious beliefs have been caused to testify for and against the plan as part of a conscious program of appeal to church groups. Backstage, the men who have been running the opposing campaigns have privately congratulated themselves and colleagues on their ability to capitalize or discount the religious angle. This sort of thing isn't new in politics, but it seems fair to suggest that if religious men had played in politics to the extent politicians save sought to play with religion, there might be a loud howl as to the proper place of gentlemen of the cloth. At a time opponents of the plan were remarking happily (that a; large section of the Catholic religious press of the country seemed to be against the plan, the other side thought it staged a coup by getting Dean Thomas F. Konop of Notre Dame law school, to testify In favor. Then the opposition countered with Dean Ignatius M. Wilkinson of Fordham university law school, another Catholic institution, and then with Notre Dame law school's Prof. William M. Cain. Finally the New Dealers came back by citing an editorial by Editor Michael Williams of the influential Catholic weekly, The Commonwealth. This editorial called the Roosevelt plan "the most common-sensible, direct and helpful method now possible for getting forward with the nation's business expeditiously." More ecclesiastical persons appear to have been articulate against the President's plan than in favor of It. But most of the major figures in American religious organizations have kept silent. And there is no evidence that efforts to use religion as an issue have had any marked effect. Answer Right Back. The opposition scored early with testimony against the judiciary plan by Dr. Norman J. Gould Wickey, executive secretary of the Board of Education 'of the United Lutheran church; and Prof. Theodore Graebner, professor of theology at Concordia college, St. Louis, and editor of the National Journal of the Lutheran church. But soon administration forces were circulating a statement by Rev. J. W. Behnken, president of the Missouri Lutheran Synod, which has a national membership of 1,000,000. He said: "If, by the appearance of two Luthernan ministers before the judiciary committee in opposition to President Roosevelt's proposal, the impression has been created that the Lutheran church Is engaged in political activities, I would like to state emphatically that such is by no means the case. . , . The church's work is spiritual, not political. . . . The court proposal is a political matter." Shouse Party Canceled. Mr. and Mrs. Jouett Shouse—the I former remembered as head of the American Liberty League—were going to have a large party. They engaged the concert master and second violinist of the National Symphony Orchestra to play. The musicians happen to be members of that race whose life has been made miserable in Germany by Adolf Hitler. They heard the German ambassador was to be a guest and canceled the engagement. For that or some other reason, the party was called off. FDR Leads 1940 Poll. Some time ago this column reported that a national Catholic magazine had shown Roosevelt to be far ahead in its poll of Washington correspondents as to whom they believed would be the Democratic presidential candidate in 1940. Final returns showed 19 correspondents picked Roosevelt as most likely; 13 Gov. George Earle of Pennsylvania; seven Secretary of Agriculture Wallace; five Gov. Murphy of Michigan; and three Phillipine High Commissioner Paul McNutt, Counting second and third guesses, however, LOW One Way Rail FARES Santa Fe 2c per mile Good in conches and Chair Cars Every Day 3 < Good in all classes of equipment Examples of one-way fares from PAMPA To— AmariHo Canadian Clinton ,. Hlgglns 2.87 Miami f ,45 Lubbock 3.63 Panhandle ,., .55 ,., ,... 8.59 Also Low Round'Trip Fares With Liberal Privileges NO SURCHARGE IN PULLMANS- p. lor f»ren app'y anywhere on the and throughout the United Ql fearle led with if mentions f&llowed by Roosevelt with 26, Wallace 24, McNutt 14, Murphy 13 and John L. Lewis 10. (Copyright. 1937.JJEA Service, Inc.) AUSTIN, April 28 </P)—A majority of a House subcommittee said Monday they believed eklstlng laws were sufficient to temporarily prevent ppllution of waters over sub-surface lands which might be drilled for oil. The sub-group, returned from Louisiana where they Inspected drilling operations In water, had been appointed to consider a proposal to compel companies to build concrete walls around such wells. Residents on the Texas coastline, with Qov James V. Allred and game commission officials, have protested the Humble Oil company's proposal to drill near High Island in the Gulf of Mexico between Galveston and Port Arthur. Members of the sub-group expressed the opinion potential value to schpol children through out revenues justified a production program "at least in the protected bays and bayous of the state. They said also danger of pollution, if laws were strictly enforced by the Railroad Commission, General Land Office and the game commission, was Insufficient to withdraw inland waters from lease or development and suggested passage of new legislation be delayed until after a more extensive Investigation, uuwiinip iiumimi i uu US SECRETARY OF WAR WASHINGTON, April 28 (fF) — President Roosevelt nominated Harry H. Woodrlng, of Kansas, yesterday to be secretary of war. The former Kansas governor has been holding down the war post since the death last fall of George H. Dern, of Utah. While the President's original promotion of Woodring from assistant secretary to the secretaryship was regarded, at the time as only temporary, the appointment today was interperted at the war department as making it permanent. Woodring automatically became acting secretary when Dern died last August, but due to the law stipulating he could not serve in that capacity for longer than 30 days, the President gave him a recess appointmentment as secretary. Unless the nomination was submitted during the present session of the Senate, Woodring's recess appointment would have expired when the Senate adjourned. He nominated John J. Keegan of Indiana, for the United States Em- Malady Turning Man's Skin Black His darkened face plainly showing in the obove photograph. William L. Morrison, 49, of Riverside, Calif., is suffering from melano- sis, a rare disease'which has turned his skin from white almost to blaclt in three months. Fifty specialists examined Morrison, said he had "one chance in a million" to recover. With him, above, is his sister, Mrs. Lida Alsup. ployes' Compensation commission Cor a six year term from March 15, 1937. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS ANNOUNCED The United spates Civil Service commission has announced open competitive examinations as follows: Examiner, estate tax, (internal revenue agent), $3.200 a year, Bureau of Internal Revenue. Senior superintending marine engineer, $4,600 a year, Quartermaster corps, War Department. Marketing specialist (Indian arts and crafts), $3,200 a year, production advisor (Indian arts and crafts), $2,600 a year, Indian Arts and Crafts board. Department of the Interior. Full Information may be obtained from O. K. Gaylor, secretary of the U. S. Civil Service board of examiners, at the postoffice here. JOURNEY'S END. KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Last Sept. 12, Miss Mary Lapin pitched a bottle containing her name and address into the ocean at Gibraltar. The bottle came back to her, forwarded by Uland M. Dooks, Sable Island, Nova Scotia—3,000 miles from Gibraltar. The finder enclosed a letter saying he was a "single fellow, 25 years old" and "expected to hear from you." But he won't. Miss Lapin was on a pre-nuptial trip and will be married next month. 80 PER CENT OF TEXAS BEING DEVELOPED FOR OIL AND CAS -i i DALLAS, April 28.—Eighty per cent of the land surface area of Texas is being actively developed for oil and gas, Tucker Royall, chairman of the board of the First National Bank of Dallas, told the East Texas Chamber of Commerce convention today. He said there is a mistaken Idea that the problems of the Texas oil industry are matters of concern only to those engaged in the oil business and related enterprises, and only to those sections Immediately near oil production. No section of the state fails to benefit from oil, Royall said. "That the oil industry of Texas benefits practically the entire population of the state is evident from the fact that more than 80 per cent of its entire land surface area is being actively developed for oil and gas," Royall said. "Thus, while 127 counties of the state's 254 are now productive of oil and gas, nearly every county In Texas shares in the distribution of money paid to landowners in the form of lease rentals and bonuses." An oil development map of Texas, illustrating the widespread activities of of the state's oil industry, was distributed among the delegates attending the ocnvention. Royall said that the Income of the Texas oil industry is not taken outside the state as many people believe, but is actually spent within the state. "The attitude of the public toward the oil industry," he said, "has not kept pace with progress. Pew Texans appreciate the magnitude of the petroleum industry and its vital bearing on the general welfare of our state. Fewer still appreciate the changes brought about by our conservation laws which no longer STATE —Phone 870— Last Times Today Tennison's Immortal "Charge of the Light Brigade" With Errol Flynn Olivia deHaviland REX — Phone 327 — Last Times Today Rex Bell In "Law and Lead" Thursday Only In Technicolor PATRICK HENRY'S "GIVE ME LIBERTY" The Start of the Revolution BUSINESS AND LOVE DON'T MIX! LA NORA — Phone 1231 — Toddy and Thursday make it possible to recover oil lii* vestments almost over night." TALKED OUT OF IT KANSAS CITY— Cal Price, negro tailor, had been hiccoughing fol three weeks. Then somebody told him ha would have to go to a hospital. The hiccoughing stopped. EGGS FROM CHINA LEWES. Del., April 28—A choppy, white-capped sea brought exotic Oriental fare to this coastal town today—Chinese storage eggs, potatoes, and water chestnuts. The boxes were believed to have been washed from the deck of a steamer. Real Estate Loans! We offer F. H. A., Building & Loan, and Life Insurance loans that will meet your building needs. Be sure to see us 1 For Residence and Business Loans Phone 336 M. P. DOWNS 604 Combs-Worley Bldg Today and Thursday Danger was his game and the stakes—death! A fearless G-Man ace smashes a desperate band of internal tional crooks— — Also — Selected • Short Subjects ... men like 'em ... women like 'em An the Big Town, you see lots of empty packages. That means that pack after pack of refreshingly mild, good tasting Chesterfields have satisfied hundreds... maybe thousands. Way out in Goose Creek Junction, you meet up ivith men tvho tell you that Chesterfields are milder.. .you see ladies who tell you hotv good they taste and what a pleasing aroma they have. }i Going East,,, or going West ,,, Chesterfield satisfies 'em, , -.,, '- . .,&>;'•'.J ^tei*!.. .A/.'. .- •' , ..( ,.. , _.•„,. A,- ' .'.,. ''..('" i.., ' .SA.'JM!,"'..?., .-•, >--- -

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