Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 3, 1936 · Page 1
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Pampa, Texas
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Wednesday, June 3, 1936
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RELIEF-DEFICIENCY BILL SENT TO CONFERENCE; ADJOURNMENT POSSIBLE Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle tHE MEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in T^xas—-Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center anipa Datttt TUNE IN KPDN " (1310 k.c.'« Voice of Pampa Daily NEWS at "Top o' Texas" '(VOL. 30. NO. 51) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, 1936. 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS) Brevitorials . Some very pleasant folks are in Pampa this week. We head the list with two who are here at The NEWS. One is R. C. Holies of Santa Anna, Calif., the new publisher of this newspaper. And the other is James Lyons of Canton, Ohio, who is financially interested in the paper and is here permanently as general manager. They have been friends and associates for .many years. By their friendly manner they have made an excellent impression on the staff. * * * In the newspaper business, there is no substitute for experience. While millions of pefsons appear to have the idea that they could run a newspaper, perhaps better than those now In the game, it Is a fact that most of those who tackle such a job without experience fail financially. ' * * * No less experienced than Mr. Mr. Lyons is Tex DeWeese of Santa Ana, who will arrive about June 10 to succeed the Underwood-pusher of this column as editor. His previous associations with the new general manager assure the paper of harmonious relations in the two departments. With the rest of the regular staff intact, we predict for The NEWS successful and continued service to the community. * * * Mr. Lyons and Mr. Holies have arrived at a fortunate time, inasmuch as they are seeing Pampans in.action. The Panhandle Centennial is evidence of the harmony, energy, and resourcefulness of this community and of the Panhandle people generally. The Centennial brings a parade of the nearly 100 per cent native population. And just as Texas claimed the interest and presence of many of the finest residents of all the states, so has the Panhandle attracted citizens from all of these states. • -.-• , * * * Another pleasant personality is that-pf;Mrs. Temple Houston, widow of ••,the i;t: iiiustrlpUs ; son of General Sain Houston, A pioneer bride, she knew the insecurity of early life on the;plains. Hers was the sustained courage of the wives of the pioneers II,'is with genuine pleasure that the management of the Panhandle Centennial honors her and the othei widows of pioneers this week. •; : * * * Not a glamorous, man to look at, but withal one of the most famous cf Texas peace officers, with a record in which glamor is plentiful is Ranger Capt. J. W. McCcrmick formerly sheiiff at Panhandle. Mc- Cormlck wears a brace of pistol; for which most any officer woulc give nearly anything he possessed They were presented by citizens of San Augustine after the Range: helped to clean up a situation which by comparison, mads Borgcr't wildest days seem tnme. * * * Two r attorneys formerly prominent in Pampa, and now of Tyler were here yesterday. They were Raymond Allred, former district attorney, and Neal Powers. They were kept busy greeting old friends : * * * While many communities are congratulating students who have hac perfect attendance records in the last school term, it is fitting to car ^attention to a local record as unusual as any we have noted. Neely Ruth, Mabel, and Elsie Laverty are in the 2, 3, 4, and 5th grades at Sam Houston school. They are children of Mr. and Mrs. L. A, Laverty of the Merten lease. And they had perfect attendance all year for the term just closed! 200 Cowboys to Race to Dallas DALLAS, 'June 3 (AP) — Two hundred cow ponies will leave I.iainpasas Friday morning starting a •.184-mile cross-country race to the'gates of the central centennial exposition opening Saturday. The ; race must be made with the s.ame rider on the same horse No changes, alternate riders or re- Itef is allowed. The prize for the first rider tp gallop through the gates,.. Centennial officials an nbuiiiced, will be $1,000 and a silver mounted saddle. L. A. Parton, Lampasas newspaper .editor, arranged the race Sheriff John B. Davis of Lampasas county, will fire the gun starting tlie -riders on their long jaunt. A ctyuok. wagon will supply food anc route.. The' route pf the race goes thru Hico, Jredell,. Walnut Springs, Cleburne, Alvarado, Midlothian and Duncanvllle to Pallas. WEST TEAS: Generally fair tp- njgh.t' and; Thursday; slightly warmer in the Panhandle Thursday OIL MEN FLOCK TO CELEBRATION Rodeo Opens As Attraction Of Centennial Celebration -Q FIFTEEN SHIPS TAKE PART IN LOCAL EVENTS lx Thousands of Fnmpans and Centennial visitors were thrilled by the Panhandle's greatest air show yesterday afternoon at the federal auxiliary field. Fifteen ships participated in the events with Lee Miles cf Wichita, Kan., flying a Cessna monoplane, carrying off the major portion of the prize money. He took four firsts. Unfavorable flying weather kept three Beechcraft and two Mono- coupe planes from coming here to enter the race and stunting. For an unknown reason, Art Goebel, sky writer, failed to make his appearance. The meet was climaxed by the arrival of a huge Transcontinental Western Air Douglass liner which circled the field and saluted the crowd with roaring motors. Following the events schedule, all women over 60 years that desired to ride were taken for flights free of charge, with the oldest woman receiving $10 In cash. The prize went to Mrs, Mark -Denson, 70. • Woman Flies Well Mrs. J.. C. KoJp^'of Electra flew here in her snow white Spartan bi-plane and flew it in the spot landing and bomb dropping. She missed placing by only a few feet in each event. Also flying to the meet was Mayor Ross Edwards of Lubbock, known as the flyin' and fiddlin' mayor of Lubbock. ' v A. W. Meadows of Dallas, department of commerce inspector, was present. He assisted in super- Sec NO. 1, Page 8 Sensational Event Is To Continue For 3 Days Rodeo performances here will be broadcast by KPDN from 2:45 to 5 p. m. daily. Battles of men and beasts began this afternoon in the arena at the new fairground race track. With H. Olto Studer and Lon Blanscet, experienced rodeo men, directing the event, the rodeo has attracted some of the best talent in the southwest. Some entrants come from as far away as Calgary, Can. Horses and steers have been brought in from distant ranches, where they were picked for their meanness. Twisting, sun-fishin', evil-eyed critters are lunging about in the pens. But a glance at the wiry rodeo hands here to battle for the money inspires the observation that the stock had better be tough. This rodeo. Us managers, said, would be operated on the traditional lines, according to rule, and with money paid as stated in the programs. Tomorrow a dirt track race of junk cars will be held about 2 p. m., just before the rodeo opens. This race, in which leading auto dealers have old stock model cars, promises to be one of the most amusing events of the Centennial. The five Ramseys, trick and acrobatic riders and ropers are here, acommpanied by a young lady frcm Oklahoma City whose trick riding is said to be sensational. They will perform daily at the rodeo. Her name is Opal Wood. RedtroSW Hold Election An annual election meeting of the Pampa Reel Cross chapter will be held tomorrow at the city hall, it. was announced today by Alex Schneider, chairman. The meeting will be held promptly at!) a. m. A territorial representative of the American Red Cross will attend the meeting. All local clubs and organizations are urgently requested to send representatives. Old Age Pension Investigators To Be Here Thursday THE PRESIDENCY Would Have 343 in Congress—All Ministers BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Juno 3 W 1 ) —David Sherman Beach—this city's perennial candidate for the presidency of the United States—is at it again. Every four years about this time the Bridgeport mathematician and inventor goes seriously about the business of currying votes as head of "the people's national independent ticket." He has run at the head of this ticket on a copyrighted platform for the last 16 years and on his plod- dings into the far parts of the state distributes his national ballots. The 72-year-old Beach, six feet tall and weighing only 160 pounds, has run quadrennially on this same platform: "One God, one religion, one country, one law, one language, one tax, one public school, one finance, one vote, one ticket, one state, laws or state rights." Beach's aim is to make the United States operate on a centralized basis like a bank 'paying dividends, with sach voter holding a share of stock. In a ballot Beach circulated in the 1932 campaign, he listed Franklin D. Roosevelt ,then governor of New York state, as a member of his potential cabinet. Roosevelt would have been secretary of lands and sewers. The cabinet would contain sixty See NO. », Page 8 Applicants "Asked to Bring Evidence Along- Seven investigators will, be here at the courthouse tomorrow to interview applicants for old age as sistance. They have sent a request through Emmett Galloway of the Amarillo office, for all applicants in this area to meet them. Any person unable physically to go to the courthouse will be interviewed in their homes later, and in ample time to make them eligible to receive the first payments. Those going to the courthouse are asked to take with them proof of age. residence in the state, etc., using old Bibles, lodge certificates, and similar documents. There are about 600 applicants in Gray county. Stan Stanley Is Coming On Friday Night; Oil Men To Dance Here This Evening Three more nights of dancing will be made possible for Pampans and visitors to the Centennial celebration now in prograss. Dancing to excellent orchestras may be enjoyed, after 10 o'clock, at the Pla- Mor auditorium, Southern club, and Tokyo club. Tonight oil men and their wives will "take over" the dances: Tomorrow night the old timers will celebrate. The official Centennial ball will be held on Friday night. At the Southern club, Chief Stark and his Oklahoma Pace Makers will furnish the music. Pampa's Claude Hipps and his Commanders will play at all dances at the Tokyo. Ralph Emerson and his greater KPDN orchestra will be featured at the Pla-Mor tonight and tomorrow night. The official Centennial ball will be held at the Pla-Mor auditorium Friday night, beginning at 10:00 o'clock. The committee in charge has secured, through the Music Corporation of America, Stan Stanley and his 14-piece orchestra which has been featured in the largest cities in the country. Admission to the ball will be $2.20 for couples or "stags". Stanley will present Miss Marlene Harlan of New'York, Radio's "cheerful little earful", a suxaphone sextet, a trombone quartet and 10 violins. Music lovers the nation over are familiar with the music of Stan Stanley and his boys. In 1935, Stanley made more thnn 400 broadcasts over radio station WLW, Cincinnati. Ho played • and broadcast from Avalon beach in Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Tulsa, and'Oklahoma City during the year. Legislative Act of 1927 Stricken Down AUSTIN, June 3 t/l'i—Tlw. Supreme Court today held invalid a legislative act of 1927 under which Potter iincl counties of similar.popu- lation classification were empowered to choose juvenile officers.' The court said conflicts in the prescribed manner of selecting the officers made the act void. For similar reasons, a law passed in 1919 previously was stricken clown. The opinion by Associate Justice Richard Critz said the act provided for appointment of officers by the commissioners court .and also by the county judge from a list furnished by the county superintendent and superintendents of the largest school districts in the county. "It is thus seen that in different portions of the act different authorities are given the power to appoint or select juvenile officers in counties of the class of Potter county," the opinion said, "but it is utterly impossible for any court to deter- ®FLOAT PH BE iLO EL DORADO TO BE ATTRACTION THURSDAY NIGHT With one big day off the calendar, the Panhandle Centennial celebration brought increasing numbers today as oil men thronged the city and a first class rodeo was added to the daily attractions. Opened officially by Governor Allred in a brilliant speech Tuesday, the celebration will continue through Friday with a program which grows in interest daily. The first day also was distinguished by the coming of hundreds of old- timers, excellent work by 600 Boy Scouts, and staging of an air show viewed by hundreds. Baseball, polo, and dancing also interested many, while relics placed in show windows merited extended study. Barbecue Today Today oil men made the Schneider hotel their headquarters as a virtual holiday was declared in the field. The entire group will enjoy a barbecue at Road Runner park at 4 p. m. through the generosity of oil supply companies. The day's program also Includes baseball at 8:30 o'clock tonight between the Road Runners and Hubcr, oldtimc square dancing be- WRAPS ARE NEEDED Persons attending night events at the Centennial, such as pageants and baseball games, should take wraps with them, it was advised today by the general committee. While oilier section", swelter in hot weather, Panhandle nights are uncomfortably cool to those not adequately clothed. See NO. 3, Page 8 finning- at 8:30 p. m. at the high school gym, oil men's dance at 10 p. m., and a stag show at 7:45 p. m. brought here at great expense by the general committee. Tomorrow will be Oldtimers' day, Story telling will start at the gym at 10 a. m. Governor Clyde Tingley, who was to have been here for a speech at 10:30 has been unavoidably detained. He is sending a delegation to visit the Centennial, headed by the adjutant general. Big Parade Tomorrow Tomorrow's parade at 11 ». in, like that of Friday at the same hour, will be one of the most interesting events of the celebration. Beautiful floats will carry widows of pioneers, who will be especially honored. Hundreds of horses and riders will be in the line of march. Of paramount interest to many will be tho miniature train sent here by tho Santa Fe railroad. A picture of it appears on Page 1 today. It will run on the streets in the parade;; of Thursday and Friday. Tomorrow afternoon will bring a fiddling contest 'at 2 p. m. at a program honoring widows of pioneers, At 2 p. m. the junk car race will got under way, with cash prizes offered. This will be at the new race track east of the city, where at 2:30 p. m. another rodeo performance will be given. Those who like gaited horses will go to Road Runner park at 4:30 p. m. for a horse show. Cavalcade Tomorrow Promptly at 8:15 p. m. tomorrow will begin "El Dorado," cavalcade of the Panhandle, at the fairground stadium. Dancing will conclude the day's program. On Friday, the concluding day, a merged ZIONCHECK TO BE TAKEN TO A SANITARIUM Declares He will Run For Re-election For Office; Wife Still Sticking WASHINGTON, June 3, (/Pi- Friends of Rep. Marion A. Zion- clicck said today transfer of the Washington congressman from Gallingcr hospital to a private sanionntim in Maryland would be sought. H'ow soon this step might be taken, however, was undetermined. Dr. Joseph C. Gilbert, district alienist, said two more days would be required to complete a mental examination of Zioncheck. Hospital authorities also said they had not been advised officially that a transfer is being contemplated. Zioncheck awakened early today and, appearing in good spirits, talked to a reporter from the window of his room. He said he was "able to taste food again." Glancing over a newspaper .his attention was caught by an inch item on the commitment to an asylum of a murder trial witness in Texas. 'Well," Zioncheck remarked, "I see they have taken her to the nut house, too." Asked whether he intends to run for re-election, Zioncheck said "I'll run again." "I know all the candidates for my job—they're my friends," he said. He smiled and drew his finger across his throat in a knife-like gesture. "It doesn't make any difference whether there arc five or 500 candidates," Zioncheck added. "The more the merrier." In or out of trouble, Rep. Marion Zioncheck will have his young bride as his helpmate. After twice visiting the Washington state congressman in his room at Galllnger municipal hospital— where he is undergoing mental observation—Mrs. Zioncheck let it be known that all was well between them. "I want to stop any talk about a divorce or my having separated from him," she said yesterday as See NO. 4, Page 8 Santa Fe Miniature Train Coming Tomorrow In miniature, but faithful in all details as a duplicate of a real train is the exhibit to be brought here 'tomorrow by the Santa Fe railroad. According to O. T. Hendrix, local agent, the little train will be here in time for the parade Thursday and again Friday. It will run under its own power, is at 11 a. m. The parade See NO. 5, Page 8 Events of greater interest and crowds of increasing- proportions will mark the prograss of the Panhandle Centennial celebration in the days remaining. The program includes: Oil Men's Day, June 3 (Dedicated to the oil men of the Panhandle oil fields) 9 a, m.—Registration at Schneider hotel. 11 a. m.—Oil men's parade. 2 p. m.—Rodeo, Recreation park. 4 p. m.—Stag supper for oil men at Danclger Road Runner park. 7:45 p. m.—Stag show, La Nora theater under the auspices of Panhandle Centennial Celebration. 8:30 p. m.—Baseball, Road Runners vs Borger Huber Blackfaces, at Road Runner park. 8:30 p. m.—Oldtimers square dance at high school gym. 10 p. m.—Oil men's dance, Pla- Mor ballroom. Oldtimers' l)ay, Juno 4 9 a. m.—Pioneer Roundup, high school gym. 10 a. m.—Story Telling hour, high school gym. 11 a. m.—Oldtimers' parade. 2 p. m.—Old Fiddler's contest, high school gym. 2 p. m.—Special program honoring wives and widows pf famous Panhandle pioneers, at high school gym. '2 p. m.—Junk auto race, Recreation park, 2:30 p. m.—Rodeo, Recreation park. 4:30 p. m.—Horse show, Road Runner park. 8:15 p. m.—"El Dorado" Cavalcade of the Panhandle, recreation park. 10 p. m.—Oldtimers' dance, high school gym. 10 p. m.—Oil men's dance, Pla- Mor ballroom. Concluding Day, June 5. 9 a. m.—Pioneer Round-Up, high school gym. 11 a. m.—Grand Finale parade, 12 noon—Oldtimers' barbecue, high school gym. 12 p. m.—Tribute to Pioneers, deceased since last celebration. 2. p. m.—Rodeo, Recreation park. 4:30 p. m.—Horse show, Road Runner park. 8:15 a. m.-—"El Dorado" Cavalcade of the Panhandle, Recreation park. 10:15 p. m.—Panhandle Centennial costume ball, Pla-Mor ballroom. 10:15 p. m.—Old timer's square dance, high school gymnasium. DIG WAY OUT OF NEW BASTILE AT SHERMAN SHERMAN, June 3 (fP> — Four prisoners dug their way from Grayson county's new "break-proof" Jail early today and lowered themselves four stories to freedom on a blanket- made rope. Jail records showed Roy Lovelady of McKinney, charged with robbery; Joe Morgan of Dallas; Woodrow Wester of Corinth, Miss., charged with automobile theft, and Jack (Poss) Johnson of Sherman, serving a 2-year sentence for car theft, escaped. The prisoners aug a tool-proof steel bar from its concrete setting and reached the jail roof through a ventilator shaft. They greased their bodies with soap to squeeze through the ventilator opening which measured roughly seven inches one way Four other prisoners, Alton Fields of Sherman, serving a 2-year burglary sentence; Eugene Moore of Denison, under a 5-year murder sentence; Ed Gregg of Denton county charged with chicken theft and burglary, and James Taylor of Denson, .charged with criminal assault, remained in their cells. Sheriff J. Benton Davis said the bar was imbedded about one inch m concrete and was loosened with a pewter spoon. The new county building, containing the tool-proof steel jail, was dedicated last week-end. Janitor O. C. Hill discovered the break early today as he came to work and noticed the blanket rope hanging from the roof to the ground Sheriff Davis said he had warned the commissioners court and the contractor before the building was accepted there was a possibility of prisoners escaping through ventilator shafts. BUFFALO BILL NO YANKEE SPY CLAIMS TEXAN Only 12 Years Old in 1864, Writer Says In Letter WASHINGTON, June 3 (AP) — Historical skirmishing over whether Buffalo Bill Cody was a Union spy broke out afresh today. Exhibiting a letter from C. A, Johnson of San Antonio, Tex., saying that Cody was only 12 when the civil war was at its height, Rep. Stefan (R., Neb.) appealed to the Texas Centennial exposition to include a statue of the Indian fighter in its halls of art. Controversy over whether to erect such a statue there began with a charge by the Bonnie Blue Flag chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Dallas that Cody was once a federal spy. "Either put up the statue of this colorful American figure," said the congressman, 'or' send it out to us in Nebraska. We'll be glad to get it. . '"My wife's maternal uncle, Henry Libert," wrote Johnson, "was a leading freighter during the war, traveling between Ft. Leavenworth and Denver. His brother, Pauline Libert, owned a dry goods store at Ft. Leavenworth and Col. Cody's WILL ACCEPT ALL OR ANY AMENDMENTS BY SENATE WASHINGTON, June 3 (fP>~ The Senate today gave approval to provisions of the tax bill which would increase surtaxes on all incomes In brackets beyond $6,000. WASHINGTON, June 3, (ff)— Congress improved its adjournment outlook today when house democrats and republicans reach- an agreement wnjch sped tne 52,430,829,000 relief-deficiency bill to conference for reconciling differences with the senate. Resort to a special resolution voted by the rules committee was not needed when chairman Buchanan (D-Texas) and Rep. Taber (R-NY) and other republicans reached an understanding on the floor for procedure to govern the house conferees in discussions with the senate. This agreement directed that the conferees have authority to accept any or all senate amendments, except the $10,000,000 conditional expenditure authorized for the Florida ship canal and the $300,000,000 fund given the public works administration for grants. Buchanan will bring these back for separate house votes. The following house conferees were named on the dificiency bill: Buchanan and Representatives Taylor (D-Colo.), Oliver (D-Ala.), Woodrum (D-Va.), Boylan (D-N.Y.) Cannon (D-Mo.) Taber, Bacon (R- N.Y., and Thurston (R-Ia.). The committee took a second Important action In the interest of speed. It approved a resolution authorizing the house to take recesses upon motion of the majority leader or rules committee chairman during the remainder of the session and to permit consideration of bills brought out by the rules committee on the same day without the usual two-thirds vote required. Chairman Buchanan (D-Texas) of the appropriations committee appeared in behalf of the special relief-deficiency rule. He said the special authority was asked for the house conferees to strengthen their position in rejecting senate changes to the bill and because there were too many legislative amendments to allow separate votes on all. Plans were being considered for an agreement to act on the deficiency rule today and get the bill to conference. Otherwise it would have to lie over until Thursday, extending another day the delay in progress of this next to the last measue blocking adjournment. The recess resolution was • the usual one to facilitate floor procedure while-the session's final bills are in the conference stage. These embraced the deficiency and tax bills, the latter still before the senate, and a few of the apprioa- tlon bills. Buchanan told the rules committee that $57,000,000 of reclamation projects put in the relief bill by the senate now were in both the dificiency and interior bills. But he added emphatically "they're going out of both." He said there was one of the projects, the $14,000,000' Frlant dam in California, that he planned to bring back for a separate house vote. Similar procedure would be followed in the case of the Florida- ship canal and the public works fund. See NO. 6, Page 8 People You Know (BY A. F.) The legend of Temple Houston has grown in the Panhandle until there is left no great personality that can com'- pare with his. He means a great deal more to the high plains than does Sam Houston his father. Still living in the Panhandle are many people who knew Temple Houston, his long flowing hair, sensitive face, and his flow of oratory. *. . There is a well-known lawyer on the plains who tries to look and act like the great Temple whose picture you may see and never forget, in a local show window. At the gym you may also see his widow. Dress Rehearsal Of El Dorado To Be Held Tonight Dress rehearsal of the pageant, El Dorado, to be produced In front of the grandstand at farlground park Thursday and Friday night, will be held tonight at the park, Ben Guill, director, announced. Mr. Guill declared that persons who do not have a ride to the •park will be transported from the high school gym. Tho rehearsal will begin at the park at 7:30, and members of the cast who wish transportation are asked to be at the gym before that time. Mr. Guill and his large corps of helpers were constructing scenery at the park this afternoon. Presentation of the pageant will begin not one minute later than 8:30 tomorrow night, and the crowd U expected to arrive by that time; Admission pricei; will be 40 centa for adults and 25 cents for children. Climax of the show will be the greatest fireworks display ever seen in the Panhandle and will depict an Indian battle in fireworks. Mrs. J. McFarlin and daughter, Miss Zenobia, left today for Wftco P where Miss McFarlin is to teach and study in the summer term ; of Baylor University. I Saw . • t Colleen McMahan and she said that you "learn something every (Jay from people who don't have a bl$ pf sense." i Wayne Coffee behind stage at Scout Cavalcade, and anojjljw hunting' the latter's shirt for ffl minutes before they discovered Wayne had on the missing

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