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HOME NEWSPAPER Established April 6, 1907. Official Publication, City of Patnpa. Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle ampa Batlu j' THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas; Panhandle Oil and Wheat Center V. VOL. 24, No.

228. Full Leased Wire PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1932." Pages) ffi Means Associated PRICE 5 CENTS MELLON IS LINKED WITH BIG LOAN General Asserts Hoover Is Candidate MAIL" PLANE BURNS NEAR' MOBEETIE Citizens of Pampa are being asked to (submit suggestions for chamber of commerce activities during 1932. The Pampan herewith suggests a Frontier day for next spring. Gray county has passed through the age of ranches, of early farming, and has adopted ehbu'gh' modern occupations to put' the pioneering period the background.

Honor Them i One by one, the 1 original settlers of Gray county are passing. Theyhave wrought and should b.e honor- eld befpre they pass out of the. What, then, could more, appropriate thati a Frontier, day T. D. Hqbart.

is president of. Panharidle- Plains -Historical society let's, have the big occasion while he is in office. Imagine a Bit Frontier day should include an reunion. The costumes of 1900 should be worn. Old buggies should be dug "out of scrap heaps, repaired, and used for the occasion.

"Hosses" should replace motor vehicles for the day. Amusements should include an oJd-fashioned horse racing, rodeo, pistol shoots, AND OF COURSE A MAMMOTH OLDTIME PARADE. For Miles Around real revival of oldtime fashions," amusements, and transportation would, in this writer's opinion, attract the biggest throng of visitors we had here. Every oldtimer who came to this section before 1900 should have an honored place in the parade, and should be placed according to years of residence, with placards to carry so the crowds could know the date of his arrival. There should be prizes for the oldest pioneer present, for the one coming the most miles to the event, to the oldest couple, the most authentic male and female costumes, etc: Some Contrasts Why should, not the NEW PAMPA compliment the OLP GRAY COUNTY and the frontier that was Handled properly, and jwell advertised, Frontier day should be astonishingly successful.

Tell us, -readers, isn't this an idea worth promoting? have a rousing reaction, pro and con, (Continued on Page 2) WEATHER WEST TEXAS: Cloudy, rain in southeast, rain or snow in north portion, colder tonight; Friday partly cloudy, cooler in southeast OKLAHOMA: Snow in north, rain or snow in south portion, colder, temperature 16 to 22 in north and 22 to 28 in south portion tonight; Friday mostly cloudy. Notify stockmen. A SMILE WELSFORD, N. B. "Chawin" tpbaccy did it," says Patrick McDonald, 101, explaining his longevi- SEVENTEEN BAGS OF MAIL ARE LOST IN BLAZE JJIHTOB FLIES BLINDLY SHIP JUMPS BANK ON C.

O. W. RAILROAD TRACK MOBEETIE, Jan. 14. A Transcontinental and Western Air mall piano crashed, into a railroad embankment and burned near Mobeetie shortly after mid- onight last night, after the pilot, Ted been forced down because of a low 'ceiling.

Hereford escaped uninjured. The plane was en route from Kansas City, to Los.Angeles. It carried no Herefors said he had flown for two hours without' seeing a "hole" in heavy mist that-enveloped the.Panhandle last night when he saw the- lights at He circled two or''three-times attempted. to on. a farm two miles west.

The plane headed into the Clinton, Oklahoma and Western right-of-way, jumped the embankment and burst into flames. The pilot escaped with only a minor scratch. The plane Carried 32 bags of mail, and M. E. Dilday, Amarillo superintendent of mails, oaid 17 of the sacks were missing.

Dilday said 11 sacks of. registered CAS HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CITY SOON January 28 May Be Date Of Arrival of State Official, R. D. Parker. R.

D. Parker of Austin, chief supervisor of the oil and gas division of the Texas Railway Commission, will in Pampa some time late this month to conduct a hearing on the gas conservation program in the Panhandle' field, J. M. McDonald, deputy supervisor of the Panhandle field announced this morning. Mr.

McDonald returned yesterday Austin where' he was conference with'Mr. Parker and other members of the commission. Mr. McDonald is scheduled to meet Mr. Parker in 'Wichita Palls Saturday when the date of the -hearing will be set.

it is necessary to publish notices of the hearing 10 days'before its date. Mr. McDonald believes the hearing will open Jan. 28. It will probably last several Location of the hearing has not been named.

A member of the attorney general's department will probably accompany Mr. Parker to "There is considerable gas going to waste in the Panhandle field'and active steps will. be taken to curb the practice," Mi-. McDonald said "The commission is working on plans to remedy the situation and should be ready to make an nouncement. hearing;" no Bt FILED SUN IN ILL SMS BROWN SAYS FRIENDS WILL USE PROPER METHODS WILL SEEJMIEIMS POSTAL CHIEF LIKELY TO FOLLOW FESS, PARTY CHIEF GANDHI'S WIFE WASHINGTON, Jan.

14. Postmaster General. Brown announced today that President Hoover was a candidate for re- nomination on the republican The. postmaster general, who in political circles is. the most likely successor to Senator Poss as chairman of the 1 republican-na- Mrg.Kasturbia Gandhi, 01-i car-old' wife of 'Mahatma 'Gandhi, snowca -scremyy wiieh she was imprisoned with two other prominent Indian women leaders, 'was a week (See PLANE, Page 5) Thompson Will Present Earp in Address Here Earl Earp of Sweetwater, state commander of the American Legion, who will be the speaker at a program being sponsored by the Kerley-Crossman post in the auditorium of the city nail Friday night, will be introduced by Col.

Ernest Thompson, mayor of Amafillo. The meeting will be called for 8 o'clock. An interesting program hns been arrangsd. "The meeting will be open to the public with Legionnaires and ex-service men from this territory being urged to attend. C.

JVt. Oarlock, commander of the local ipost, will preside. 'There will be no charge and Mr. Earp's address will be interest: to civilians as w.ell as px-soldlers. The- program, announced this morning by Dr.

R. A. Webb and W. C. de Cordova, follows: Rev.

James Todd Jr. Address of A. Webb, 18th district commltteeman. Response-Apr. T.

M. Montgomery, commander of the Amarillo Legion post. Marimbaphone O. Goodman. Song, R.

A. Webb. Reading, "American Boy in a French Hospital" Mrs. Helen iTurner. Introduction of state commander Ernest Thompson, mayor of Amarillo.

Address, "What Is Wrong With the American Legion, and Its Earp of Sweetwater, state commander of the American Legion. Taps. Demented Trapper Is Defying Capture EDMONTON, Jan. 14. UP) Beyond the Arctic circle, near the mouth of the broad MacKenzie, mounted police planned anew today attempts to capture a hermit trap- ner accused of wounding a constable.

One expedition to his lonely cabin uu the Old Yukon trail from Akla- vlk, N. W. was thwarted when the trapper, Albert Johnson, greeted it with rifle fire. He held eight men off for 15 hours. The posse withdrew when its supplies became low.

Another patrol was believed making the trip to eftbirt today, an- the Confessed Slayer Released Because Proof Is Lacking The LeFors man who last Saturday signed a confession in which he claimed that he shot and killed an Indian 20 years ago near Hehrr- was released from the county jail this morning by. Sheriff Lon L. Blanscet. A telegram from Oklahoma officers to Sheriff Blanscet effected his release. Officers stated they had no evidence to convict the LeFors and advised the Gray county sheriff to release the prisoner.

"Well, that's a load off my mind," the man said as he limped out of the courthouse. "I've paid my debt to law, and I'm satisfied." He has used a cane since he suffered a paralytic stroke in his left leg several years ago. Intel-viewed in jail 'Monday, lie said that if taken to Oklahoma for trial on a charge of murder he plead self- defense. After leaving the courthouse this morning, he went back to-LeFors; During his three days' confinement 'in jail, he steadfastly refused to bulge from his story'that he killed a George Walters, US, an Indian, about six miles squtli. of Henryettn during a drunken brawl: Miner-Slayer Is Given-Life Term In Famous Case MOUNT STERLING, Jan.

14. (fP) William Hlghtower, Harlan county labor leader, was convicted by a jury In circuit court here today. His sentence was fixed at life imprisonment. The verdict was the same as that given William B. Jones, secretary of the miners' union at Evijrls of which Hightower was president.

Jones, first of nearly 30 defendants in the case, was convicted Dec. 10. Hightower, 77 yews old, and for 40 years a coal digger, heard the verdict read without emotion. The jury took his case late yesterday and deliberated in all about two hours and 40 minutes. BANK IS CLOSED MicLEAH, Jan.

14. Citizens State bank was in the hands of the state banking examiner today, having closed yesterday "for the best interests of depositors," The institution has substantial-assets, and a statement of their disposition Is expected in a few days. In 1792 the postage on a single tional committee, said local condt-! after her -husband at Uons would be met in.each state as! Ycrovta: -as British, govern- methods of'entering 1 the president's 1 merit's first move against renewal of his civil disobedience'campaign. name in the races for' delegates. "The only way Hoover can be renominated," he said, "is to get delegates, to the cotiycnticn.

There are about -20 or 30 different methods by which these delegates are selected and the president's friends will conform to these methods in the He said no decision 'had" been reached as to whether Mr. Hoover's name be entered in the North Da- primary March 1. "No decision will be reached in these matters until the time comes for action," he said. "When that time comes prompt action will he taken." Auto Tax Law Is Started Under Vigorous Protests HENRYETTA, Jan. 14.

(JP) Three men open the safe at the home Mrs. Ella Fire, wealthy Creek Indian' woman, three, miles east of here last night and escaped with diamonds valued at $4,000. They left worth of registered liberty bonds on the floor. HOUSTON, Jan. 14.

of a suit to test the validity of the stati automobile tax law began In civil district court today. A few minutes before selection of a jury was started, county, judges and commissioners from 28 counties Washington, Fort Bend and Matagorda on the west to Delta on north-and the Sabine and ithe action, of tha four Harris, county 'commissioners in the which was opposed by the county judge. The action, asking an injunction to restrain City Tax Collector J. W. Hall from paying to th'e stale highway department automobile license fees collected Harris' county, alleged the tax law is inequitable and unconsitutional in its apportionment of fees collected as between the various counties the state; It contended the larger counties are penalized and about 195 1 small counties, on the other hand, are re-, quired to turniover to none of the license fees collected.

The law allows a county to keep all fees collected up to $50,000 and half of all until' the county's share reaches $175,000 but provides all over the latter amount must be forwarded to the state highway department. Ray Terrell Is Still Master Of Stubborn Locks McALESTER, Jan. 14. The mastery of Bay Ten-ill, Oklahoma bank robber, over looks has been turned to aid the forces of law and order. When Theo Starr, Okmulgee county deputy, brought a convict 'i the prison, it was found the lock had jammed so the key would not work.

Terrill, serving a long sentence, was called in, and he opened the handcuffs in 10 minutes. Incidentally, Terrill has invented a lock which he himself can't open without the key. BIG FIRE DAMAGE LORENA, Jan. 14. Fire caused a loss of over $25,000 in the Lorena business district today.

A drug grocery store Und a cafe NEW AT PRESS TIE Jan. 14. Gradually losing strength and his condi- serious, Isaatf B. Greer, about £2, Lubbock -today was in his sixth consecutive day of hiccoug-h- PADEN; Jan. 14.

Three inen robbed the National bank of Paden of an amount of money shortly after noon nrnnrr rn rp SECRETF LtS SECRETARY IS CLAIMED TO HAVE TRADED FAVORS PATMAN RENEWS HIS CHARGES AGAINST OFFICIAL WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. A demand was made today that the state department'make public secret instructions sent its representatives while American bank- vrerc holding up a loan to Colombia. It came from Senator Johnson of California while -department officials were explaining to the senate finance committee the details of Its activities in behalf of the loan. the same time the loan was made, the Gulf Oil company received a concession from the Colombian government involving 500.000 acres of what Johnson described as the "most valuable oil lands in the world." Assistant Secretary White of the state he might see the documents privately, but Johnson refused and demanded that they be produced this afternoon.

Secretary Linked WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. name of Secretary Mellon was link- nd today with testimony involving the granting of an oil concession by Colombia to an American concern immediately after a large loan had been made by American bankers to that country. While the' senate, finance committee was seeking information from the state department which might tie the two transactions together, Representative Patman in uanK nis i mpe achment efforts, was charg- undetermined lng that Secretary Mellon had a today, kidnaped C. D.

Southerland, cashier, and escaped In a small Southerlanrtj was released at Boley, unharmed. Jan. 14. Shortly after, three 'machine gun robbers Hooted the Castle State bank of $2,600 'today, fc.rcing- two bank officials and two customers to stand the running: board of their car as a shield, authorities sought Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, notorious outlaw, as one of the robbers. iBank officials identified a photograph of Floy dl as that of the leader in the robbery.

YORK, Jan. 14. Babe Ruth today received a one-year contract from the New York-Yankees calling for $70,000, a reduction of from' his salary of the last two years, and promptly sent it bamk unsigned. He said he would accept two-year contract for that sum. i hand in influencing the loan.

Testimony before the senate committee already has brought out that the state department sought to in(See MELLON, Page 5) Tax Collector Gets Four Years 'WACO, Jan. 14. Mills, former tax collector. of county, was convicted in court at Franklin today on a charge of misappropriating $44,823 in coun- funds. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment.

The case had been transferred to Franklin, the seat of Robertson county, on a change of venue. Mills served as a McLennan county official for eight years, his service' expiring Dec. 31, COSMOPOLITAN PAMPA MADE UP OF CITIZENS FROM MANY CLIMES A. pointed, question, asked many a citizen of this community, revealed that most Pampans with the exception of Charlie Duenkel, Charlie Thut, Harlan Case, and a few more adults who were born here, came from other parts of Texas, and the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas. A few years ago natives of Kansas held a picnic here, and it was obvious at.

that time that the Sunflower state had sent more citizens to Gray county than any other state. However, since the oil development began, Oklahomans have out-numbered the Kansans. Native Texans here still number twice as many states. as "foreigners" from other letter carried 30 miles in the were destroyed. The three build- United States was six cents, avnwd by Walter Certain localities in the southwest sent many of their, residents to Pampa.

(Durham, for instance. From Durham to Pampa came Postmaster David E. Cecil, the Gantz family, Mrs. H. H.

Isbell, the Thomas family (Elbert, Charles, Sam, Miss Josie), Mrs. W. C. Mitchell, and her father and mother. From Breckenridge came the Floyd Shaw family, the Robinson Rusty Cahill, Will'R.

saun- ders, Harold Kelly, tfd Dunigan, W. G. and John Cunningham, Dr. S. E.

Smith, Tom Lawson, John Peake, and Joe Landry. DeLea and Edwin Vicars came from Virginia. The Duncan family came to Pampa from Duncan, but originated in East Texas. Most of the pioneers are native Jesse S. Wynne, J.

E. Williams, J. L. Stroope, H. B.

Lovett, John Henry. However, Mrs. T. H. Lane, the Walstad family, the Ledrick family, all came from Kansas.

Mrs. Wynne also came to the Panhandle from Kansas but she was not born in state. Prom Kansas came Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Teed, the Robinsons of the Oil Belt grocery, Herbert Beatty, (See CITIZENS, Page 5) MISS KING DIES NEW ORLEANS, Jan, 13 Grace Elizabeth King, 80, New Orleans author whose, death had been expected for several days, died here today.

Whether the 90-year-old man shown at the left is' really Jesse James, premier bandit and bank robber of post-Civil war days, is the perplexing problem facing Governor Henry S. Caulfield, of Missouri. James, believed to have been killed in St. Joseph, in 1882, Is r-hpwn at the right in a picture that is said to be Ills best likeness. A delegation of citizens from Excelsior Springs, appeared before the governor to support the.

contention of the aged man who asked Saulfield to grant him "complete freedom." Determination to Win Has Made Drive Unusually Even in First Half. The'NEWS' manager has, noted much interesting and enthus-j iastic talk 'arid comments from the contestants the last few days. Mrs. M. Lister said, don't need any help today, but I am going to sell at least 20 subscriptions.

that I have on tap." Come on, Mrs. Lister; that's the spirit, and that will win a Buick for you if you keep it up. Mrs. Laura Camp "I am on foot now. but on February 10, I expect to be riding in a new automobile paid for by The NEWS.

I got a lot of good from the luncheon at the Schneider Monday." "itou surely'did; Mrs. Camp, judging from the improvement of your reports this week. Mrs. S. A.

(Lucille) Hurst came smiling 'into the office yesterday afternoon and said "Someone has got to step now, I am getting lots of results. Watch my reports from nciw en." And that is just what we are going to do, for we have always expected big results from Mrs. Hurst. Going- to Collect Mrs. M.

P. Downs rushed by the office and gave the campaign manager a hearty handshake and said, "Look out promises, going to collect them in or know the reason why." If Archer Pullingim would leave Downs and all the other contestants alone, the campaign manager could get a lot DEFENDANT IN DAM GETS VERDICT (See CAMPAIGN, Page 5) Couzens Attacks Home Loan Plan As Now Written WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. One of the senate's wealthiest members today assailed the administration-sponsored home'loan bank bill on the ground it would permit advances on high-priced residences. This objection was raised by Sen-: ator Michigan, before a senate-banking subcommittee.

As he spoke, the. house renewed debate on the $2,000,000,000 reconstruction finance corporation in the hope of reaching- a vote by nightfall or tomorrow. The senate itself was in recess. Saying the home loan legislation had been proposed to promote home building in the lower income classes Couzens added: "It seems by 'the wording of this bill that any kind of a home, no matter what its luxury, style or elegance, may be helped if the original mortgage has been reduced to $15,000." MAN FATALLY SHOT GKANDVIEW, Jan. 14.

(jp) Claude Pool was shot and killed at nis home near Grandview today In what officers were told was a disagreement with a Memphis man. Four pistol bullets struck him in the chest. GIVEN 10 YEARS HOUSTON, Jan, 14. Taylor, 43, of shreveport was under a 10-year prison sentence today. A jury found him 'guilty of murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Woodring last September.

Woodring was stabbed when he Intervened in a light. An instructed, verdict for. the the Prairie Oil Gas company, brought'the suit of Zell'a Reddick for damages to an end in lUfjh district, court yesterday afternoon. Judge E. F.

Rltchey issued trie peremptory after both sides had presented testimony. Newton the plaintiff, said that'thg'case would b.e i The suit was based upon Mrs. Reddick's allegation that C. Brown was on 'an errand for the company when the car he was driving struck her husband and killed him. The accident occurred on Cuyler street.

Judge Rltchey held that Mi-. Brown was not on an errand for the company. Jurors in case were 3. Stellbrinck, G. S.

Witt, C. S. 'Mears, R. D. Hill, H.

N. Roth, EmmetS Keeney, Morsman, 'Barney Fullbright, Roger Powers, E. Sherrod, Perry Everett, P. 1 JE Graham. -SO WE HEAR "It must stop," declared MRS.

C. H. yesterday What must stop? asked The NEWS- re-' porter "My husband's name is appearing in the paper' too touch Why it was in there three times yesterday." it sure is terrible to: be popular And talking, about- being, PRANK. FOSTER, first vica president of the B. C.

p. PAUL HILL, second vice president of the same say that WALKER gets to go to all feeds because, he is president think that 'the presidents should take turn about attending banquets The suggested attend when he and -that PAUL be there when "vice" huniBer one can't attend This column' welcomes 1 CLARK, executive of -Adobe. Walls'-council'Boy Scouts; as a. Pampa resident; The bffiplal will move liis office to Pampa soon He will a-blg- addition'to-the population being 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 254 pounds Some man. H.

E. H. Abraliam Lincoln 'earned hlfi first dollar transporting some trunks on a river barge, to.a-steamer. Movite Tickets To Be Given Some Readers Of Ads It will pay Pampa citizens to read thte classified- ads in' The NEWS daily. Many reasons have been given heretofore.

Here is another: Every day, two persons whose names will appear in the classified ad column will receive free tickets to the Rex theater. Beginning tomorrow, this plan will be followed indefinitely. The names of tije persons selected to be theater gues.ts of The NEWS to see of with TJm be somewhere among the ads. The frse tickets must be used for admission to the picture specified, so watch the ads daily..

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