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A Dependable Institution Serving Pampa and the Not-theaiterti Panhandle THE HIGH FIDELITY VOfdtt THE PAMPA DAli* NEWS Af *»• .* TOP O' TEXAS, COVERING TB% fAft* HANDLS DAILY FROM SWWfflMh W T-:,* StmSET. (1310 KILOCYCLES), 1 (VOL. 81. NO. Full Af Leased Wire PAMPA, (JftAY COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 30, 1937. 16 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FlVfi CfitffS) HITS SENATE IN VETOING BILL Port Arthur's rintendent To Speak Here O Leaving .Philip R. Pond, above, connected with.' the business management of the Pampa Daily NEWS for the past ^ten years, leaves the paper tomorrow 'to enter the newspaper publishing business with his brother in Medford, Okla. Mr. Pond has many friends throughout the Panhandle of Texas. He has been with the Daily NEWS since May, 1927, one month after.lt became a daily newspaper. Associates from the NEWS and Radio ..Station KPDN tendered Mr. and Ktrs. Pond a farewell dinner In Hotel Schneider.Monday night. Upwards of 300 persons attendee the banquet and dance of Khiva ; Temple Shrine in Hotel Schneider last! night as the closing features of a one-day convention held here yesterday. ' Principal speaker at the banquet was Rolla Cartwright of Amarillo, illustrious potentate of Khiva Shrine An early evening feature of the convention was the Shrine parade 'which moved through downtown streets at 5 p. m. yesterday. The parade was headed by the Harvester High School band. A -, party of 40 nobles • and guests came here from Amarillo headed by Potentate Cartwright, Irving Tol- zein and the Khiva Temple orchestra. .Shriners and guests also were present from many towns throughout the Panhandle and the Top O'Texas area. Mrs. Sadie E. Wigham, 65, mother of Mrs, Lee C. McDonnell, died at her home, 1893 St. Louis street, Long Beach, Calif., yesterday afternoon a< 5 o'clock. Mr. McConnell left Immediately for California to join Mrs McConnell who had been with her mother, since her return home from Mineral Wells last week. ~ Surviving Mrs. Wigham are Mrs Ruba McConnell, a son, Kirby Wig- hami and a grandson, Kirby Wigham Jr., of Long Beach. Funeral services will be conducted at 2'o'clock tomorrow afternoon in Trinity Baptist church, Long 'Beach Burial will be under direction 01 Coons Funeral Home. Mrs. Wigham was well known in Pampa, having visited with her daughter many times during the past eight years. APPROVE COTTON FVND. WASHINGTON, April 30 (fl 3 )—The Senate agriculture committee approved the Bankhead (p., Ala.) bll appropriating $1,800,000 to purchase outstanding participation trust certificates in the 1933 cotton producers 1 pool which' was operated under the agrJcnlture department. The measure would authorize the secretary of agriculture until Jan. si 1939, to purchase until Jan. 3), 1939 the certificates at $J per gOOTpound bale,- or onerfifth of a cent a pound polders Of record May I, this I Heard. . e teacher, an of si&ne. who it was le, d.em,pjalljjing,, that »U "bJld>en are use of - w flpwu" O. M. Sims, superintendent of schools of Port Arthur, will be principal speaker at a conference of Panhandle - Plains superintendents here tomorrow. Mr. Sims will arrive tonight and will be guest of honor at a luncheon of high school and junior high school teachers and the Pampa Independent school district ward at 7 o'clock in the high school cafeteria. Tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, n the high school auditorium, Mr. Sims will discuss at an open meet- ng the proposed 12-year system. Parents of Pampa are Invited and urged to attend the meeting and hear Mr. Sims talk on a program which Is now in effect in Port Ar- ,hur and other Texas schools. Following tonight's luncheon, Mr. Sims will preside at a round-table conference with school board members from Pampa and nearby towns and cities. H. P. Webb of Olton, president of ;he organization, will preside at tomorrow's business session when new officers will be elected. LATG' BROWNSVILLE, April 30 (/P) Tarpon anglers moved back to the mouth of the Rio'Grande early this afternoon to resume the battle with the 'silver king: which netted nine big fellows on the bank yesterday in the first session of the International tarpon rodeo. The ninth and last tarpon furnished the greatest spectacle, when he was hooked simultaneously by anglers on the Mexican and American sides of the stream. Ray Fondr'en on the American side finally landed the big fellow, which measured six feet, after the line of Norman Richardson, on the Mexican side had broken. TULSA, Okla., April 30. (/P)— Clubwomen of America voted more than six to one against the judiciary program of President Roosevelt in a mail poll, It was announced today by Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson, president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, at the yearly council meeting. The result of the poll was made known as the council neared a formal vote on a statement of principle opposing the President's plan. SEEK BANDIT DALLAS, April 30 (/P)— Dallas police were beating the brush In the northeast section of the city today noon in a hunt for a bandit suspected in two killings, an attempted killing, several robberies, as well as for questioning in connection with the disappearance of two couples in New Mexico two years ago. The chase developed after an armed man held up A. A. Hayden, real estate man, took his automobile, wrecked it, and then took to his heels. He fled into a creek bed. STOOPING OAK, Tenn., April 30. (/P)—Jackson Whitlow was reported today to have broken the fast he said he began March 10 on "a call from the Lord." Tommy Whitlow, the father, told Mrs. R,. E. Standifer that the 45- year-old faster took "some kind of juice" either last night or early this morning. Mrs. Standifer is the wife of the physician who has been examining Whitlow. "The Lord told Him last night to take a little wine for his stomach's sake," the elder Whitlow told Mrs. Standlfer when he called to get advice from the doctor. "He said he wanted to know what to give him," Mrs. Standlfer said. 'He said Jackson had been very sick and had a bad night." Dr. Standifer was away and Whitlow left after a brief conversation with Mrs. 'Standlfer. The Whitlows live in an Isolated community that lias no telephone communication. SAYS HOOVER Reversed Verdict Returns 'Loaned Girl' to Parents HELENA, Ark.. April 30 (/P)— Golden-haired little Billy Jo Coleman must leave the couple she has learned to love as her mother and father, and return to her real parents. That's the latest ruling of the court in a long fight for custody of the 7-year old youngster who was "loaned" to a neighbor, when she was 15 weeks old. She became the center of a legal controversy last fall when her mother, Mrs. Louise Coleman, sought custody of the child from Mrs. T. B. Hughes. Both are farm wives. Mrs. Coleman — mother of six daughters — told the court she "loaned" her baby to Mrs. Hughes in 1930 when she was '" ancl tnat she expected her neighbor to return the child later. When she asked that Betty Jo be returned, Mrs. Coleman said, Mrs. Hughes refused. Mrs. Hughes said she had taken the child with the understand- }ng she would remain in the Hughes home. In a tearful courtroom scene, petty Jo, given her choice, elected to stay with Mrs. Hughes. A. G. Purke, then county judge, held that the child should remain with the couple that had reared her. Circuit Judge J. M. Jackson reversed the decision yesterday, however, and wu>8S further legal step are t&Jsen., Betty Jo will return to her Barents when she has finished the school year at nearby Btato. Ark. WASHINGTON, April so. (at— J. Edgar Hoover said today the G-men are behind in their work because of kidnapers, extortionists and bank robbers. "These crimes delay us most," the director of the Bureau of Investigation explained. "They can not be postponed because the only evidence that will solve them is what we can get at the moment they happen." The crime-fighters' work on •<ither cases was delayed "tremendously," he added, when a large squad of agents was assigned to the Mattson kidnaping case. The bureau opened 12 new offices this week. Hoover said his 739 agents were working on 7,917 cases as of April 1, while 6,722 other cases waited in the files. New laws In the last three years have given them more extensive duties. "It is absolutely Impossible to load more cases on our special agents," he declared. "The average work load per man was 16.7 cases on April 1, although no man should carry more thanlO." PRESIDENT! YftCHT IS AT CORPUS CHRIST!, April 30. (/P) —The presidential yacht Potomac is anchored 12 miles from Corpus Christ! in Corpus Christ! bay, a Caller-Times reporter and photographer established shortly before noon today. They came alongside the Potomac in a speedboat, but were not allowed to go aboard. The captain and members of the crew declined to discuss any arrangements the •President has made to transfer from the destroyer Mtoffett. Members of the crew obtained tarpon bait in Corpus Christ! yesterday afternoon.^ Chains, Padlocks To Bar Burglars, Cost Man's Life SAN ANTONIO, April 30 (/P)—His fear of burglars cost Pilar Sals, 66, his life today when he was trapped as flames destroyed his combined grocery store and home here. Chains and padlocks used to guard the front and rear doors prevented would-be rescuers from reaching the grocer. When the front door was finally battered down with axes, the grocer, his clothing Jn flames, rushed from the blazing buildinng and in a frenzy, turned and darted back in His body was nearly consumed In the fire. Alfonso Martinez, son-in-law ol Sals, told deputy sheriffs that Sals kept small sums of money in the store and that he lived in fear ol burglars, only recently, he informed them, Sais purchased heavy chains and padlocks to fasten the doors so that no one could gain entrance dur* ing the night. It is believed the grocer pad.Iock.ed the doors before retiring last niBhl to his living quarters in the rear and that he was unable to find the keys when the fire was discovered. — *i —.— SUFFERS BRAIN CONCUSSION DUNCAN, Okla., April 30. (/P)— B|rs, Allen Wjood of Abilene- Tex. was recovering in a hospital here today from a.slight brain concus sjon received yesterday when he? car overturned on a curve 14 miles southeast of here. Mrg. Wood's two children, Billy, 5, and a baby, were unhurt. Physicians said Mrs. Wqqc .could be returned to her home later than Su.nd.ay, Her condition, was believed at first (9 nave been serious, ' Gdtsan for G-Men Deadly but nonchalant is the word for Robert Schaefer, 8, pictured above, "pistol" In hand, standing in the doorway of his Lancaster, O., "G-man" headquarters just after he had brought about the capture of an escaped criminal. Owen Bickel escaped near Lancaster from the auto of two federal men who were taking him to a reformatory. Robert found Bickel in his headquarters, refused a dollar bribe, ran and found a cruising officer who seized Bickel. "Agent" Schaefer was quietly proud. Road Officials Will Speak On School Stage -• -•-' " - ; •'< *-•• ,-,"-.-'•• : .-,iJ-'- —.".-...-..w. „,.,....•.'.• .- -• . „ .v^BP^.. X,. .... . ' SKTK DF Stevo Brodie arrived in Pampa yesterday. It was not the Steve B'rodie who jumped from the Brooklyn bridge but the Steve, Brodie who will be racing secretary at Pampa Downs during the spring race meet, June 5 to 19, inclusive. The secretary will remain in Pampa until after the meet. He will supervise preparation for the first Pampa race meet, registering horses, preparing programs and other details. The Brodies have been race, men from 'way back. Mr. Brodie's father owned a string of horses In the '90's. Steve has traveled over the nation, recently serving as meet secretary at Kingsville, Seguin, Harlingen* Amarillo and Panhandle. Pampa Downs, located at Fairground park, Is fast being put In shape for the meet. The grandstand has been lowered and rebraced and box seats are now being erected. Work on the track will start immediately. TAX BILL PASSED. AUSTIN, April 30 (/P)—The House passed to the Senate today a bill authorizing payment of delinquent taxes in 10 equal installments over a 20-month period beginning July 1, The measure was made mandatory regarding state and county taxes and optional with governmental sub-divisions. Bratton to Pitch First Ball and White Will Catch The roar of the umpire will officially open the 1937 baseball season tonight at 8 o'clock when Pampa's new team and the Huber Blackfaces of Borger meet at Road Runner park. Who's that on the mound without a uniform? And look, there is a catcher also in civilian clothes. Wlho are they? Wjiy, that pitcher is Mayor W. A. Bratton and the catcher is County Judge Sherman White. They'll be the battery to com-i plete the first pitch officially opening the season. Then to the mound will go a newcomer to Pampa baseball ^J. B. Qroodell, a little left, ufliess; Manager Fred ll cnapges his mind. Then once more the umpire will roar, "Play Bail." In order to accommodate more Panhandle citizens, the mass meeting May 7 at 2:30 p. m., when members of the Texas Highway Commission will be principal speakers, has been changed from city hall to the high school auditorium. Change In location was voted a a meeting of superintendents of oil carbon black, gasoline and gas companies and managers of supply houses and other lines of business last night in the city hall. John Roby, chairman of the chamber o: commerce highway committee, presided. Members of the highway body will be tendered a banquet at 1 p. m in the basement of First Methodlsl church. The mass meeting'following will be open to the public. It was said at the meeting last night thai 500 oil field workers were expected to be present to urge immediate construction of the Pampa-Borger-Dumas road. Citizens of Pampa are urged by the committee to attenc the meeting. GUESTS AT Reports of attendance at the Grandvlew picnic Wednesday was made today at the weekly luncheon of the Klwanis club in the Hote Schneider, President Chris Martin reported that 22 members of the Pampa club met at Grandview, marking the largest attendance from any one civic club. Mr. Martin also advised members of the club of the coming of the State Highway Commission mem bers to Pampa on May 7 and asked that club members cooperate in turning out for the public meeting to be held in the high school audi torium that day. «^ UNIQUE ACCIDENT NOCONA, April 30 <JP)—Concus sion from an exploding boiler las night blew Lemon Manley, derrick' man at a wildcat well, off his fee and left him suspended from the derrick by his belt 75 feet above the ground. He was only slightly in jured. Other members of the crew of five men, none of whom was seriously Injured, Included Earl Paschal fireman, and Joe Strader, driller. U, 3, TEMPERATURE REAPINGS (At Pump*) Sunset Thu«.--62 11 a. m 6 a. m. Today—46 12 Noon 7 a. m.,i 44 12 Noon 8 a. m.l 47 1 p. m. 6 9 a. m 68 2 p. m. 6 10 a. ro. 60 Lowest temperature last night was 4 degrees. Maximum today, $9 degrees. Uin imura today, 44 degrees. . No money down, no carrying charge. 5 months to pay. Federa Service Tires, Motor Inn, adv Battleship Is Sunk At Bilbao By War Planes JOINT RULES ARE REJECTED A few less than 600 persons reg- .stered at the Panhandle Centennial committee's old time dance in the iigh school gymnasium last night. Twenty Panhandle towns and cities were represented at the big affair which taxed the dancing space to capacity. Dancing to the music of Homer Satllff and his boys began soon af- ier 7 o'clock and lasted until the 'wee small hours of the morning." The younger generation, and there was a large number of them present, still had to take a back seat to the old timers when it came to grace and stamina. All the old time reels, quadrilles, squares and other old tunes were furnished as Floor Manager A. A. Tiemann kept things moving. Hosts and hostess from over the Panhandle Joined Mrs. H. H. Heiskell and Mrs. E. A. Shackleton in welcoming visitors. STRIPPERS DOOMED. NEW YORK, April 30 (ff)—Under scathing fire by a united front of New York clergymen, 14 Manhattan and Brooklyn "salons de strip"— burlesque theaters—awaited the zero hour" tonight to learn whether their licenses will be renewed. Seemingly the strip-tease "art," which transformed the fading glory of 42nd street's legitimate theater era into a blazing lane of catch-penny torso exhibitions, was doomed. 'Mock' Funeral Planner Is 111; Wife Is Dead DANVILLE, Ind., April 30 (#)— Death may make a reality of Wade Millman's "mock" funeral. A week ago the 88-year old farmer announced he would conduct his own funeral services and "burial" on May 16. He's sent formal invitations to his friends to attend, he said, and then, instead of having a funeral oration, would just sit around and talk. to persons who came. Today he, lay In a serious condition at his farm home near here, stricken by a heart attack in the midst of preparations for his "funeral," Physicians said he would not live long. The Illness prevented him from attending funeral services for his wife, who insistently refused to let her husband keep an oak coffin which he had built for himself in the couple's home until his death. Mrs. Mlllman died Tuesday of a heart ailment at the age of 78. BILBAO, Spain, April 30 (/P] — The Spanish Insurgent battleship Espana was sunk today In 32 1-2 fathoms of Blscayan sea by a lightning fleet of government bombing planes — possibly with hundreds of casualties. She was the first war vessel of any size to be sunk by an airplane in all naval history. One hundred and ten members of the crew of the 16,140-ton Espana were known to have been saved by the Insurgent destroyer Velasco, by government fishing boats and by armed government trawlers from Santander. Hence, if the Espana carried her full complement of 854 officers and men, that would leave 744 unaccounted for. It was possible, however, that many of the rescued were not immediately reported. It also was possible the Espana was far short of her maximum complement. Held Ship At Bay The short-lived but historic incident occurred at 9 o'clock this morning, four miles off Cape Mayor, while the Espana, her eight 12-inch guns cleared, was helping the Velasco keep the 1,061-ton British freighter Brora from the government port of Santander. The Brora was one of a number of merchant vessels which have been running food and supplies to Santander or Bilfcao, besieged Basque capital on the Bay of Biscay. One of the five Spanish government planes, roared out to sea from Santander, dropped a bomb squarely amidships of the Espana, protected at that point by an eight-Inch bell of armor plate, but by only an inch and a half of deck sheeting. She slid under the choppy surface 45 minutes later. The British cruiser Shropshire steamed at forced draft to the scene of the bombing. She reported to her flagship, the battleship Royal Oak that she found "only floating wreckage." Repercussions Expected The feat, government officers said will have the widest of repercussions in naval and air circles, not only in Spain but over the rest of the rearming world. (Insurgent sources, while not mentioning the Espana, made these claims meanwhile: that Bilbao was "untenable" and that two militia battalions there had mutinied; that refugees were sleeping in the streets; that an insurgent column was 12 1-2 miles from Bilbao on the road from Durango; that the Basques had offered to surrender on "conditions' and had been told: "Surrender to the victor has no condition.") The government planes, sent to the aid of the beleaguered Basques by the main Valencia government struck back at them while insurgent armies rolled toward Bilbao's "Maginot line" of trenches from the southeast and east and while insurgent planes blasted ferociously at Bilbao's last lines of defense. Ship Sinks Quickly Bilbao, a city of near-hysteria awaited foreign aid for the evacuation of her 300,000 noncombatant refugees of war. (France was reported pressing Britain to aid at once in the rescue of half that numbex See NO. 2, Page 7. City Beauties Will Be Sent To Fort Worth Announcement of a contest to send two Pampa girjs to the Port Worth Fiesta—one as "Miss Pampa" and the other as an alternate—to compete on May 23 With beauties from other cities of the state for the title of Texas' Sweetheart No. 1, was made today by officials of the Chamber of commerce. The contest will be conducted in cooperation with the LaNora theater and The Pampa Dally NEWS, and Tuesday,' May 18, has been set as the date for selection of Pampa's most beautiful girl. The girl chosen from among the city's beauties to represent Pampa at the Fort Worth Fiesta will be given an audition by Billy Rose, the nation's top showman, and also wil be given a chance for a part in the mammoth Casa Manana revue, even See NO. 1, Page 7. BEAUTY CONTEST ENTRY To LaNora Theater or Paropa Pally NEWS: Please enter my name in the Pampa contest to select "Miss Pampa" as an entry in the contest for Texas Sweetheart No. 1 at the Fort Worth Fiesta on May 22. I will attend the meeting of all contestants in Pampa City Hall at 8 p. m. on May 8. I agree to abide by the decision of the judges in the contest to be held In the LjaNora theater at Pampa on the night of May 18, 1937. I am, between the ages of 16 and 25 years and am a resident of the City of Pampa, NAME; , ADDRESS AGE ••;,.,..,., HEIGHT WEIGHT.. (Mali or bring this entry blank to the Lanora theater or Pampa PaUy NEWS office). * SAYS MINORITY RULES,. MAJORITY IN SENATE AUSTIN, April 30 (#)—The legislature today sent Governor James V. Allred a bill creating the Panhandle water conservation district of 32 counties. Action became final with Senate concurrence in House amendments. The Senate asked for appointment of a conference committee to adjust differences between the two branches; on a bill passed by the House yesterday dealing with gas production in. the Panhandle. A resolution providing for ad- lournment of the session May 22 was Introduced in the Senate and laid on the table subject to call. Some members had been of the opinion' they could quit work about May 15. AUSTIN, April 30. (£>)—Governor James V. Allred, in sharp disagreement with the senate over its procedure, today set a legislative precedent in Texas by vetoing joint rules of the general session. The governor said that under the proposed rules, which are adopted by a concurrent resolution, it would be possible for a minority to block the plain will of the majority, and demanded that something be done "to protect the majority." He has been exerting every effort to force the senate to vote on a bill passed weeks ago by the house of representatives repealing the law which four years ago legalized the certificate system of wagering or$ horse racing. The repeal bill, favorably reported by committee, has been laying dormant in the senate, far. down on the regular calendar, and, every effort to take it up for special consideration, which requires a two-thirds majority, has been defeated. Special Session Looms The governor recently told tha senate he would convene a special session of the legislature immedU ately after the adjournment of the current one, expected Jn about two weeks, if it did not vote directly on the race betting issue. In a special message today, ha said he feared effects of the proposed rules, not only on the race track but on possible tax legislation in a special session should ha "be forced" to call one. The governor first directed hla fire at a rule under which he said bills originating in the house could be considered in the senate only, on Wednesdays and Thursday and if not disposed of in that time would See NO. 3, Page 7. BLACK COMPANIES ASK TO AUSTIN, April 30. &P)—The Railroad commission today called a hearing here May 10 on application of carbon black manufacturers to erect, operate or enlarge their plants. The commission will hear the request of the J. M. Huber corporation of Borger to enlarge its establishment, that of Better Blacks, Inc., of Pampa to increase its production and those of the Cabot Carbon company of Pampa and the Moore County Carbon company to construct plants. The call further said that the commission would "consider testimony and the renewal of the permit of any carbon black plant now operating 1 and whose permit is expired." SURVEY OF PROPOSED LAKE SITE Survey at the site of a proposed Gray county lake at the Beaverd&pj crossing of McClelland Greek 'was going ahead today, it was stated today by County Judge Sherman White. . The survey is being made byMarfe Denham, Pampa .engineer, who was authorized last week by the count? commissioners' court to go ahead with the work. Mr, Denham has been at the lake site since Tues, day. In the survey is included esttoft^. ed costs of construction of the JaHa and dam, soundings and specifies, tions. * ™ * ' &~ • ' ' •" '« l 'lMyS^

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