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SENATE PASSES BILL 27 T01 TO ESTABLISH NEW STATE POLICE SYSTEM REPEAL OF WAGERING LAW UP BEFORE HOUSE AU81W, Feb. 18. f/P)— The Texas house today voted 73 to 60 to re-refer to ltd state affairs committee a bill to repeal the law legalizing par!-mutual wagering on horse races. The vote was taken after brief but sharp debate In which Rep. Pat Dwyer of Ban Antonio asserted racing supporters had not been given a fair hearing before the bill was reported several days ago by the house criminal jurisprudence com- uilttee. ' Bep. Harry N. Graves of Georgetown, author of the bill, charged the move was designed to kill repeal by delaying action. 'Repeal of legalized wagering was demanded In the platform of the democratic party and was given hearty backing by Gov. James V. Allred, Who recently sent a special message to the legislature urging that race, track wagering be outlawed. Texas Rangers under Allred's personal supervision are Investigating alleged doping of horses mid fixing of races at Alamo Downs, Sail Antonio racing establishment. AUStIN, Feb. 18. (IP)— The Tex- 'as' senate today passed a bill to merge slate law enforcement agencies Into a modernized state department of public safety. Backed by the senate's crime Investigating committee and signed by 18 of 31 senators* the bill was passed and sent to the house by a vote of 27 to 1. Reorganization and modernization of the state police system Urged by Giov. James V. Allred, would be provided. The bill would merge ths Texas Ranger system and the state highway patrol, now separate units, into the new department as divisions. Headquarters division would Include bureaus of identification and records, communications, intelligence and education. Sen. J. W. E. H. Beck of DcKalb, chairman of the crime committee, said the .bill was a composite of recommendations of various state and local police officers and principles of polics systems in other states; ;. . LDDEGISION ' TOTOCKETBOOK A Dollar Will Still Be A Dollar Anywhere, Anytime WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. (/Pi- Here's ah a-b-c-glance at what the gold decision means: To the wrinkled dollar bills in your pocket—nothing, with a big "N." They'll buy just as much as they did yesterday and still make 100 pennies, 20 nickles, 10 dimes and four quarters. ,To the $1,000 railroad bond you may own which has a clause promising to pay in the old dollar or its equivalent in gold — again practically nothing. You can collect $1,000 in the kind of dollars you've been using ever since the government cut—on its account books—the gold content of the dollar from 25,'.8 grains to 155-21 grains. To the Holder of a $1,000 government bond promising to pay in gold of the old dollar which today would mean $1,690 in the devalued dollar -ronce again practically nothing, The court held the government difln't have the right to break its promise'to pay the bond in the old gold dollar but—try and collect. Th$ court of claims won't receive your, suit so the only thing left is to accept $1,000 "Ifi ttys kind of dollars you've got in your pocket now. Tq the* holder of gold certificates —if'you've got one you hold it illegally and are subject to prosecution. If you put in your claim for tn extra payment in the devalued dollars when you. turned the certificates ,over to the government, it won't mean much. The court held '< in effect that $1,690 in devalued dollars was due for every $1,000 in gold certificates but like the federal bonds —try and collect. Murder Trial Is Delayed by Civil Suit Agreement The murder trial of Mrs. Patsy Cheek was delayed today by arguments in" a civil suit in 31st district court. The special venire was excused until 1:30 p. m. The regular jury panel also reported, and likewise was excused unyi 1:30 a'clocki but was asked to return because of a possibility that tr/> murder case might not go to trial. Both sides, however, were unofficially reported to be ready for trial. . The cjyil suit which was not finished Saturday was the damage suit of garri$ King against the Railway Express Company. It grew out of an injury ojalrned to have been suffered by'Mrg. Ring, The plaintiff alleges. th,at she was h.anded a at Jjhe express of- |h, resulting' Mwp fa her IWiJtJi/ wfcereaj the P*<*T ghouJid.hftYa pn flvep. Vss !: :.'*.£< „ , Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center WE DOWn PWt HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907 Official Publication, City of Pampa VOL. 28. NO. 271 (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18, 1935. (Six Pages Today) PRICE FIVE CENTS •: GOVERNMENT WINS GOLD DECISION BY OTHER WRITERS CHESTER E. CLARK in Childress Index—A definition of egotism, brought back from Washington a few days ago by Rev. E. A. Maness: "The anaesthetic that nature gives to deaden the pain for b2lng a damn fool." LYMAN E. BOBBINS In Memphis Democrat—According to the actual word of the law, the speed l!mlt is 26 miles ah hour, and under this lew, the officers should arrest anyone driving faster than that. But none of us want nor would toleratq such severity. There- frre, the officers are going to use their own judgment as to whether a person is driving too fast or recklessly. They will be acting within their rights for if one is driving at any speed at all he is breaking the limit. SAM M. BRASWELL in Clarendon News—Advertising makes a good business better. GROOM NEWS—Mr. Latta tells us the hooked rug got its name from the ladies hooking all the clothing the men folk try to keep about the hcme. Gold Ruling Sends Securities, Wheat And Corn Skyward FAMED PSYCHIATRIST SAYS KENNAMER IS MENTALLY ILL o- 43 - MINUTE QUESTION ANSWERED BY DR. MENNINGER By JOHN JAMESON Associated Press Staff Writer PAWNEE, Okla., Feb. 18. (/P)— Phil Kennamer testified today he entered into an extortion plot with John F. Gorrell, Jr., in order to forestall the conspiracy aimed at Virginia Wilcox, oil heiress the object of his avowed adoration. J. C. ESTLAOK in Donley County Lsader—It has gotten so in some places that when "papa" gets drunk and drives into a wreck, the local doctor rushes out and says, "poor old-man. He has had another, of those awful heart attacks." Have a court of inquiry? Nah!! .''. BOOKER NEWS'—I believe that the 'Roosevelt, administration is going to bring a ' new era to these United States, but whether his plans materialize or "go up in smoke" he will go down hi history as a man who was not afraid to tackle the problems that confronted him. TULIA HERALD—A pioneer is a fellow who can remember back •vhen the leading attraction at a bathing beach was a hot dcg stand. HONEST BILL MHiLER 'In Spenrman Reporter — There are ">07 known cures for the flu—all will wcrk if carefully followed. SHAMROCK TEXAN — V. E. Shoemaker received a real wool lumberjack shirt for Christmas from a pal In Montana. "Guess he thinks it's cold down here," he says back in'December . . . but sure enough he's wearing it and several more. H. S. HILBURN in Plainvlew Herald •—, Rehabilitation of people with rural background, placing them on the soil and in position to sustain themselves, appeals strongly to The Herald. It is a great idea. RULE REVIEW—There is a great deal of discussion about the newly organized chamber of commerce for Rule, Some inquire as to what is the name of this organization. Others who are familiar with the work- Ings of such an organization praise the town for its progressiveness. JIM NED VALLEY REPORTER, Tuscola: "Stock salesmen say that a tightwad is the easiest victim to sell. All one has to do in such a case is to sell him on the idea that he is going to make a lot of money for himself and the sale is made. HARRY JAFFA in Roswell Dispatch—There are fewer train accidents than automobile accidents, perhaps It's because the engineer doesn't have h(s a'rm around the fireman. GREENVILLE BANNER.—Standards have changed. 'It didn't used to be that you had to write an advertising testimonial to be one of scciety's 400. CONVICT I/EAVES SHOES ELK CITY, Qkla., Feb. 18. (/Pj— Search for 18 fugitives from the Granite state reforniatory converg, ed here today after a burglary of a residence here last night in which a pair of prison shoes, were left behind. Three men were reported to have taken part in' ths burglary. Several hundred possemen were, engaged in the search today. Elk City is about 35 mlles_north of Granite. CASE DISMISSED GATESVILLE. Feb. 18. W)—Because of insufficient evidence, the t murder charge against Mrs, Ethel' Johnson of Dallas' for the alleged killing of her son, Joe D. Blankenship, was dismissed today on motion of District Attorney Tom U Reese. Mr. awi Mrs. E, E. Smith and daughter Carolyn of. AmarJHq end Mr. and. W9- K^nnetii Kurt? and son Bygen.e; of ipiger spent Ifte Y?efife*eAd 3^ Mr$. H< P, BftTR" hart, 'wth&' -P| 'fe- 9mith »tjd PAWNEE, Okla., Feb. 18. (/P)— A famous psychiatrist, Dr. Karl A. Mennlnger of Topeka, Kan., testified today he believed Phil Kennamer was "mentally ill, irrational, and believed in his own omnipotence! 1 the .stormy night' of last Thanksgiving when he killed John F. Gorrell, Jr. Answering', a question which ; required 43 minutes to ask, since,, it reviewed the' life' oT 'the federal judge's son "britrial -f of >".murder,if tie alienist testified young. Kennamer "had his own moral code." : "What Is the scientific name for this mental condition?" asked A. Flint Moss, chief defense attorney. "Psychopathic personality is the word most commonly used now," .Dr. Menninger said. ' Dr. Menninger was not permitted to answer the long involved question when • it first was put Saturday. Sea LEGISLATURE, Pago 6 BOMB RECEIVED IN MAIL TODAY BY HUEY LONG Machine Fails to Explode as Secretary Opens' Package WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. W)—A bomb which failed to explode was received in the mall today by Senator Huey P. Long. Long was absent from the capital spending the week-end in New York on private business when a package was delivered in the mail. Earl Christenberry, the senator's secretary, said he opened the package without noticing from where it had been sent. The machine was found within. He immediately telephoned postal authorities and inspectors were sent to take charge. What was described as a "bomb" was contained in a cardboard box about six inches square. Inside was a small dry cell battery similar to those used in pocket flashlights. A wive connected It with a small bottle. The bottle was broken, and Christenberry said believed that possibly prevented the explosition. Pampans Are to Attend Banquet In LeFors Tonight A number of Pampans will go to LeFors tonight to attend a banquet there sponsored by the beautification committee. Pampans needing transportation to LeFors or those having room for extras in their cars are asked to go to the city hall at 7 p. m. The trip will be under the direction of the intercommunity relations committees of the chamber of commerce, Sam Braswell, Clarendon publisher, is to be the main speaker. Tickets will be 50 cents each for the steak banquet. , Tickets also are on sale for the quarterly banquet of the. Pampa Board of City IJevelppment tomor- rod evening at the Schneider hotel. They are priced at 75 cents each- The event will begin at 8 p. m. Topics of yital interest to Pampa iU fee djscusged by committw ftlrin.eQ of $he $. 0- O. |n » pro» gram to fee jUreetefl by BYRD ARRIVES WITH MEN IN NEW ZEALAND Some Heavily Bearded and Crowned with Flowing Locks; Dr. Poulter Wed. DUNEDIN, N. Z., Feb. 18. (/P)— Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and the members of his Antarctic expedition returned today to civilization in an aura of.romance. After the expedition's flagship arrived here, Admiral Byrd's second- in-command, Dr. Thomas C. Poulter, and Miss Helen Gray were married. Admiral Byrd gave the bride away. Arrangements- for the wedding were completed by wireless. Dr. Poulter first met Miss Gray when he was a member of the faculty of Iowa Wesleyan college. She later assisted him in scientific work and during the time Dr. Poulter has been in the Antarctic she has been caring for his three children by a former marriage. •'Admiral' Byrd's first word was one of thankfulness .that he had succeeded once . again in leading his I party homeward entirely safe and sound., , . -,.. ..... <, 'As''the .flagship approached shore those;on board• of,the -of ficial launch which went out to '. welcome 'the returning explorers spied the ship's personnel clustered along.the deck rail. Sotne were heavily bearded and crowned with flowing locks! They deftly caught a fusillade of peaches and apricots tossed by wel- comers. Admiral Byrd remained on the bridge placidly smoking a pipe and waving his acknowledgment of the greeting. The formalities of, the, of fieial welcome were discharged speedily after a medical inspection gave the crew a clean bill of health. Describing the expedition's work, Admiral Byrd said the primary purpose was .'to discovered whether there is a connection between Marie Byrd land and the main Antarctic continent. As a result of the expedition's observations, he said, it has been definitely established such a connection exists. ®- GAINS ARE RECORDED THROUGHOUT ENTIRE LIST OF STOCKS CHICAGO, Feb. 18. (/PI— The board of trade suspended trading for today's session following announcement of the supreme court's gold decisions. Market operations in all grain pits ceased by executive order at about 11:15 a. in. and were not resumed later, the board of directors deciding against the reopening of dealings. Arguments Are Postponed Day In Mellon Case PITTSBURGH, Feb. 18. (/P)—The board of tax appeals today postponed until tomorrow arguments to quash subpoenas calling for the records of two Mellon dominated concerns at the inquiry into the former secretary of the treasury's income tax affairs. The' postponement was requested by attorneys for the Union Trust company and the Pittsburgh Coal company, . Hearing of the case went forward with Frank J, Hogan, attorney for Mellon, outlining • his contentions against top government's claim that Mellon owes more than $3,000,000 in taxes. The figure set by the government includes a 50 per cent penalty on Mellon's 1931 income. Mellon claims he owes the government, nothing and that he himself is entitled to a rebate of $139,000. ..•••• NEW YORK, Feb. 18. (/P)— Stocks and commodities surged upward in leading markets today 'on news of the supreme court's gold decisions. A surge of Buying set share prices up $1 to $9 a share in the New York stock exchange. Wheat rose about 2 cents a the Chicago board of trade, when activity became so intense that it was necessary to suspend trading. ' Wall Street had some "difficulty in understanding the decision on the government's own gold obligations. At first it understood the government had won its case, and gold claube government bonds declined moderately while those not containing the clause advanced. Later when it appeared the government had lost on its own gold obligations, Wall Street decided thje fact that holders could not collect through the court of claims left its first conclusion substantially correct. Railroad bonds, jumped as much as 2 points in many instances, and numerous early losses in stocks were converged into gains of $1 to $3 a share. Railroad securities, in particular, See STOCKS, Page 6 Mother of NEWS Employe Dies in Amarillo Sunday Several members of The NEWS staff will go to Amarillo tomorrow mqrnijng to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Pierce, 59, the mother of L. O. Johnson of the newspaper organization. Mrs. Pierce died at her home, 412 East Ninth avenue, at 10 o'clock last nighj, after an illness' of two weeks. The funeral will be held at 1J a. m. tomorrow at the chapel of Boxwell Bros, funeral home. Burial will be in Llano cemetery. Mrsi Pierce was the wife of H. S. Pierce, longtime employe of the Rocjc Island railroad as conductor. She was a member of the First Christian church, prominently affiliated with the Dr. Shelton Bible class, a member of the Woodmen Circle, Eastern Star, Rebecca Lodge and El Martes Sewing club. She hfcd been a resident of -Am- arlllo 27 years. Besides Uie husband, she is survived by the one son, Mr. Johnson, and a grand-daughter, Barbara Johnson, 14 years old. Mr, and Mrs.' Johnson and Barbara^ were at the bedside of Mrs. Pierce all last week and at the time of death. Love for Girl Is Killer's Defense O PAWNEE, Okla., Feb. 18.—Love for Miss Virginia Wilcox, 19- year-old daughter of a Tulsa oil man, and a desire to protect her from an abduction plot have been given by Phil Kennamer, son of a federal judge, as the prime motive for Kennamer's slaying of John F. Gorrell Jr., of Tuba. Miss Wilcox and her brother, Homer F. Wilcox Jr., are shown here in the Pawnee county courthouse shortly after leaving the witness stand Friday, where they told their story of Kennamer's blind, devotion and their slight knowledge of the abduction plot which Kennamer lias said Gorrell originated. 2 GERMAN WOH3 AS SPIES ON Military Secrets Supplied to Poland, Claim; Baron and Girl Go to Prison. BEHEADED HITLER ORDERS BERLIN, Feb. 18. (/P)—Baroness Renate von Natzmer and Frau Benita von Falkenhayn were decapitated today as spies. The double execution was announced officially at 2:50 p. m. (8:50 a. m. E. S. T.) today. Strict secrecy was maintained until the official announcement was made. The official announcement said Reichsmuehrer Hitler declined to See BEHEADED, Page 6 18 DESPERATE CONVICTS ESCAPE GRANITE PRISON 13 RECAPTURED; GUARD SLAIN Only Woman Warden Prob. es Gun-Smuggling; Visitors Are Threatened. BY FRANCIS E. HARDEN, •Associated Press Staff- Writer. CLINTON, Okla., Feb. 18. (/P)— Three men, presumably three of the 18 fugitives from the state reformatory at Granite, hejd up Guy Stock?, a farmer, one mile east of Clinton at 9 a. ro. today and took his (Dodge) redan. The fugitives sped eastward. Another automobile, stolen at Granite when t| -•-- " ' over (he short grass plains and granite crags of southwestern Oklahoma today In search of 18 fugitives from the state reformatory b«re—one of them the wanton WJ'er of peter "Uncle Pete" Jones, veteran prison tower guard; Thirteen other convicts who joined In * .dash for freedom yesterday, shielded from guards' gunfire b'y 20 wqtnen and children vlsotors. were locked in. 'their cells, while Mrs. ^eorge A- Waters, America's only woni.en anjj children visitors, were questioned guards and inmates in a determined, effort to tapi the sops* 9( Ristete $m.u|f$;ied to leaders ~TV r "> ™' . joined in a new drive to flush the felons from overnight hiding plac&s. Fathers and husbands grimly armed thpir homes against possible depredations by the outlaw gang of rapists, robbers and killers. After a break of 23 Granite convicts Aug. 15, 1932, an orgy of assaults and robberies terrified southwestern Oklahoma. From two smuggled pistols, .the plot expanded abruptly to its deadly completion. The rlngleader$'appeared suddenly at the side of a trusty prisoner, poked a pistol muzzle against his ribs. "Olve us the Jfey,V' they hissed. With ppld prej$!ion, the malcon- up 'a^ inside turn.- See }8 CONVICTS, Page fi LATE _ NEWS SHANGHAI, Feb. 18. (/P)—Chinese press reports from Foochow today said the Chinese S. S. Fulung- had Sunk off Wuhuko with a loss of more than 100 lives. NEW YORK, Feb. 18. WV-U. S. government bonds containing the gold clause declined in the New York Stock Exchange in active trading. While those lacking the gold clause advanced as the Dow Jones financial news ticker reported that the government had won its case on abrogation of the gold clause in federal obligations. LONDON, Feb. 18. «P)—High diplomatic quarters here slated tonight that pressure is likely to be brought upon foreign govern- mcntrf to make protests to the United States on the supreme court's gold decision. The disappointed holders of American bonds arc expected to urge their government to take this action, it was said. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. (/P)— I'rcrident Roosevelt and his immediate aides decided today after study of the supreme court gold decisions that no legislative or administrative action wfts required, PAWNEE, Okla., Feb. 18. Phil Kennamer told Of killing John F. Gorrell Jr., In a storm last «Jf M *»> fh oyer th* tetter's ." be said, IS I SUSPENSION OF GOLD IN PRIVATE BONDS '' ; IS UPHELD By JOHN T. SUTER Associated Press Staff Writer (Copyright, 1036, by The Associated Prefls.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. (IP)— Dividing five to four, the supreme court today in effect swept away any government or private obligation to pay gold bonds in gold.. Chief Justice Hughes, delivering the majority opinion in a courtroom tense with the realization of an historic moment, said congress must be free to deal as it saw lit with matters which would .affect the currency, and the court' must take account of current economic conditions even in ruling on contracts. Dissenting—with three of his colleagues—Justice McReynolds said,: "The constitution-is. gone.; 1 .... ...j.'^-.. While invalidating the law saying . government obligations neeoV. ; not*b'e- paid in gold, the court slmultaneous- WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. Here is the way the supreme court lined up five to four tm all the gold cases: . Majority: Hughes, Stone, Brandeis, Roberts and Cardozo."-.-'".' Minority: McReynolds, -_ Van Devanter, Sutherland and Butler. ly denied holders of federal bonds the right ko sue for redress In • the court of claims. This right also was denied holders of the old gold certificates, who had sought to get $1.60 for each dollar in their certificates. The government won all along the line with regard to private bonds and state and municipal gold, contracts. - - • In each case, by five to four all around, the court upheld the right of congress to regulate the currency. As to federal bonds, Hughes said the law was not a valid act when~,lt applied dollar for dollar in payment of government bonds, the question being whether congress can invalidate the pledge which the government made when it pledged its credit in issuing bonds. ' Congress can not ignore the promise which the government had made, he said, and congress can not repudiate the government's obligations. But it developed subsequently, those who consider themselves 'to have suffered wrongly from the contested law can not sue for the additional money they believe their due. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18— -The new deal triumphed today In the gold cases. . ; The supreme court held Invalid the resolution of congress saying government obligations need not be paid In gold, bat it also apparently closed the door to recovery damages by saying that bondholders could not sue for redress. • • The court completely sustained the government with respect to private bonds, saying they need not be paid in gold. ' •. • It'also ruled that the holders of gold certificates had no legal cause for complaint, since the devaluation act merely carried out the power of congress to regulate the currency. Chief Justice Hughes read the opinion. See GOLD, Page 6 Your Name, Address, And Telephone Number —In— —5357 Homes —Before— —23,570 People When You're Listed in the Business «& Profession*! Directory , ! Appearing ftopn Jn

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