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D. C. SUPREME COURT JUDGE UPHOLDS VALIDITY OF PWA POWER PROGRAM Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle -o THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center Datlu TUNE IN KPDN U310 k.c.'8) Voice of Pampa Dally NEWS at "Top o' Texas" (VOL. 30. NO. 53) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 5, 1936. (14 PAGES TODAY) (PRICE FIVE CENTS) Brevitorials The Panhandle Centennial Is largely history. Four days have left their imptlnt upon Pampa and the plains. But admittedly attendance by Pampa citizens has been disappointing. A deficit is only to be ex- pectpd unless the celebration Is patronized locally. We have talked about the >varlous events for a long time; they may seem ancient, but tonight. is the second performance of "El Dorado," cavalcade of the Panhandle. A full turnout Is merited, by' this costly and spectacular pageant. It is asking but little in urging that Pampans see this last major event of the celebration. ATTEND THE PAOEANT TONIGHT! * * * Dr.;R.' A. Webb, Waller Rogers, and Bill Jairatt can pick 'em I Proud of their prowess are these Pampans who Went to Borger recently and were judges in the Frontier Follies local contest. They gave first place to Miss Faye Cotton. She won the Fort Worth contest. They placed Miss Irene Miller second at Borger. She took fourth place -in the Fort Worth contest, being called Texas Sweetheart No. 4. As such, she graciously consented to ride on a float yesterday in the Panhandle Centennial. . . After such results, we suppose not many persons will contest the claims of the Pampa judges of pulchritude. * * * The Panhandle and New Mexico are similar in historical background when you-go back to early explora- jtlons.'.New Mexico developed thru Spanish influence long before the Panhandle knew anything but Indians and buffaloes. In recent years, however, Texans numbering tens of thousands have settled in New Mexico. Mountains of that state are our playground. . . . Relations between the two. sections are so good that mutual observance of the 400th anniversary of the birth of civilization In 'trie Southwest seems entirely fitting. -.. «$•• .••-•:*••"*••'*'••* -.. .,-••..•. : |. Four days is a long time for a 'celebration. Ordinarily, we believe three'would be ample, or even two if weather conditions are good. . . But managing a local celebration is not as difficult as some that New Mexico has offered. The "First American" celebrations at Albuquerque a few years ago included as many as a score of tribes of Indians •in the cast. Imagine feeding and caring for natives with more than a dozen dialects! . * * * Pampa, famous for celebrations, can continue to provide entertainment in this section. A fine amusement plant can be developed at the new park. Horse races, horse shows, rodeos* and car races can be held In front of the grandstand. Display buildings can hold exhibits for a territorial fair, Oil field equipment can be similarly displayed. Road Runner park is first rate for baseball. Pageantry can be continued indefinitely. Band contests can be made "really something" if held before schools dismiss. Massed school choruses are worthwhile on a territorial scale. Oil men enjoy sports and gatherings. . . But no program can continue without full support^ Stanley to Play For Centennial Dance Tonight ; The Centennial costume ball will be held tonight, beginning at )0 o'clock, at the Pla-Mor auditorium, jiusic will be by Stan Stanley and his famous orchestra, which will be presented by the Music Corporation of. America, ' •Dances will also be held at the Tokyo club wjth Claude Hipps and his Commanders playing..and at the .Southern cllub where Chief Stark and his Oklahoma Pace Makers will furnish the music, Regular admis- jiion will be charged at the two places. Admission to the Centennial ball Will be $2.20. Advance sale of tickets h^s been greater than for any previous event, and the largest attendance of the season is predicted by Gene Fatheree a,nd his committee.' . :' ''. The Stanley prchestra of 14 members 'and featuring Miss Marlene Htarjand of New YorK has appeared in the largest cities in the nation, the orchestra has broadcast over every network a n d .phain in the country. _ FIRES EXTINGUISHED Two'.fires without • damage was the .record of the fire department •yesterday. The jirst call, at 3:30 o'clock "wps to ila,st Browning aye- nup, outsiue the flity limits, where a t,rash truck was on, fire. The blaze fas extinguished, without damage to, jfchs truck. The pther call was to the rear O f the Texan hotel on Worth BflUard street where a trash f|re h.a,d ignited roofing material piled nearly. The Jpsa was slight. EL DORADO TO BE GIVEN TONIGHT $5,000,000 Midway Opens Tomorrow Called by showmen "the greatest midway in worla's fair history," the $5,000,000 amusement center of the • $35,000,000 Texas Centcn- nal exposition at Dallas will be ready for opening tomorrow. The picture was taken more than a week ago when the exposition was far from readiness. Texas Centennial Exposition Will Open Tomorrow Everything Is Ready Except Hall of State . By, P. .D. ELDKED Associated Press Staff Writer DALLAS, June 5 (AP)—The curtain goes up tomorrow on Texas' spectacular Centennial exposition, with Secretary of Commerce Roper touching off the big show at a mid-day ceremony. A horde of 15,000 technicians scurried about the grounds today, flicking away the last traces of construction debris, checking lighting effects and making everything spick-and-span for opening day. The reflecting- basin on the beautiful esplanade was filled with water, every important building except the hall of state was ready and landscaping was virtually completed. Action starts with a parade thru downtown streets winding up at the Centennial gates at noon. It is estimated that it will take two hours for this parade, with its many floats, army, navy and marine corps detachments, bands and other units, to pass a given point. At noon, Miss Frances Nalle, the Bluebonnet girl,, will hand the $50,000 jewel-studded key to Mrs. Free! Schenfcenberg, president of the James B. Bonham. chapter of the Daughter, of the Republic of Texas., who, in turn, ,will ; hand if to Governor James' 1 V7 Ailred. The governor will insert the key in the lock and turn it. Then Secretary Roper will say the words which, traveling around the world in a vast radio hook-up, will cut the ribbon in front of the gates. Madge Houston Thornall, 6, great-great granddaughter of Gen. Sam Houston, and Lewis Randall Bryan III, 10, great, great-great grandson of Moses Austin, will push open the gates. Tomorrow night the world premier of the Cavalcade of Texas, a $250,000. spectacle depicting 400 years of the .history of Texas under six fiagiyLjvill be given. Thereafter, tills giant pageant, on the world's largest stage with 300 actors and almost as many animals, will be offered twice daily. Reproductions of Spanish galleons and pirate ships will sail in real water across the stage, which See NO. 1, Page 8 Senate Agrees To Congress Recess WASHINGTON, June 5. yP)—The Senate today agreed to a recess of Congress from Monday, June 8 to Monday, June 15. The Senate must act on the resolution to make the week's recess over the republican national convention at Cleveland next week effective. Senate leaders had planned to start the convention recess Saturday, The resolution could be so amended in that chamber, depending" progress of the tax bill. The house's action definitely placed the final adjournment date of Congress for the first time at later than June 15. The house met an hour before the funeral services for the late Speakers Byrns to dispose of this business after adopting a resolution formally inviting the Senate the President, Supreme Court, diplomatic corps, and heads of the military establishments to the funeral services. BLUM PLEADS WITH STRIKERS TO GO BACK TO JOBS; PROMISES LAW PARIS, June 5 (AP)—The Socialist Leon Blum, new premier, broadcast an appeal today to France's workers, 500,000 of whom are on strike, to avoid disorders, promising them he would try to pass a 40-hour week law. He asked the strikers to be patient and , to have confidence in him, and to try and obtain their demands by law. In addition to the 40-hour week, he promised to ask Parliament to vote authorization of collective contracts and paid vacations—the three making up the principal "reforms" demanded by the labor world. "Any panic and confusion," said the new premier, "would serve the dark designs of the enemies of the peoples fvont, among whom some already seek revenge." ''I swear, as chief of thf govern- merjt, to go to work with the calm strength) which is « guarantee of new victories." In an effort to check the spread of strikes, running rampant across the country, Blum declared the government "is resolved to act with decision and speed for the tillers of the soil as well as the workers of the factory." The premier's speech brought a rush of buyers on the bourse where the entire stock list gained. Among securities to show rises were industrial shares which had drifted to a low point because of the strikes. While Blum was speaking over the radio from his apartment, Georges Mandel, the outgoing minister of posts, telepraph and telephones, was surrounded by a crowd of his former subordinates who sang the Communist Internation- ale In his face as he entered his automobile. The leftist representation in the Chamber of Deputies, including the radical-socialists, apepalecl to the strike committees to reach a quick settlement, ' . . o COMPLETE SET OF SCENERY NOT DAMAGED SERIOUSLY BY RAIN 8:15 p. in,—"El Dorado," cavalcade of the Panhandle with concluding- fireworks display, at fairground park east ol' city. 10:15 p. m.—Panhandle Centennial ball, Pla-Mor ballroom. 10:15 p. m.—Oldtlmers' square dance, high school gymnasium. Rained out and blown out last night, the Centennial celebration's spectacular pageant El Dorado will be presented art 8:30 tonight before the grandstand at fair-,ground park. R. G. Hughes, general chairman of the celebration declared that damage to scenery was not serious, and that a group of workers salvaged one • complete set of fireworks for the big show tonight. Rain probably ruined one set of fireworks, the set that was to have been used last night, but an identical lay-out planned for tonight was saved. The fireworks will depict in the greatest fireworks display ever seen in the Panhandle, an Indian battle of gigantic proportions. The battle will rage and roar for 20 minutes and sorts of shells will burst high in the air. Fireworks will outline the figures of teepees, Indians, soldiers, fire. This battle will be the climax of a half dozen scenes which will be colorful with expensive costumes, scenery and a..large cast, including 50 Indians, c'bwfioys, b'uffalo hunters, trappers. The battle between buffalo hunters and the Indians at Adobe Walls will be shown. Billy Dixon was the hero of this battle. Admission will be 40 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. Units of previous parades were assembled for the final parade to- Sce NO. 3, Page 8 Pascal Massey Wins First in Plane Contest Pascal Massey took first place in all three divisions of the local airplane model contest for boys under 16 years of age. The contest was sponsored by the Texas Eagle Plying club. Massey won six free airplane rides. Second place went to Willie Eaton. Some of Massey's entries were almost perfect, the judges reported. His workmanship was above the average for a youth. Several other entries bordered on the perfect and judges had much difficulty in deciding winners in each class. The boys entered models of monoplanes, biplanes, and seaplanes. All were equipped with latest flying devices and some had instrument panels with all instruments in proportion. Judges Andy Hill, Lee Bowden, and Gerald Chlsum reported: Best scale plane—Pascal Massey; Junior Williams; Willie Eaton'. Time flight—Pascal Massey, 17 seconds; Willie Eaton, 16 seconds; Joe Neal, 11H seconds . Distance flight — Pascal Massey, 315 V- feet; Willie Eaton, 268 feet; Junior Williams, 204 feet. People You Know (BY A. F.) When a man loves something that lives, breathes, there Is a great chunk of God in him. Some love dogs, some cows, some just kids (and blessed are they!) Dr. Grout loves horses and Guernseys but he loves his horses most. One time he went east and bought a horse he had passionately wanted to own for months. He rode back in the railway car with the fine thoroughbred. He would awake from 1 sleep at night, and he would reach out and lovingly touch the beautiful beast. He was plainly the horse of his life, even though he died tragically, That same year Dr. Grout was called back from Europe after his son suffered death by drowning in the Brazos river, and he knew double tragedy! Heavy Rains Dot Parts Of Section, Including Pampa FINE HORSES ARE ENTERED IN SHOW HERE Horse Lovers Thrilled As Animals Go "Ihru Gaits At Road Runner Park. A string of high stepping horses from stables in various parts of the Panhandle were shown in the first day of the Panhandle Centennial horse snow, a new feature of this year's celebration, yesterday afternoon. About 15 fine horses .are entered in the show. This afternoon at 4:30 the second show will begin at Road Runner park, with the promise that it will be even better than yesterday's. The ground will be dry enough for the show, it was announced. Judges yesterday were Norwood West and Hugh Honey, with Gen. R. C. Chnrlton assisting in judging the polo class. A special feature today will be the performance of Tony, a trick horse ridden by Ora Lee Burghdorf of Groom. In the plantation class, first place went to My Astral Queen, owned by George P. Grout of Panhandle and ridden by Finis Scott; second, Hazel Dawn, owned and ridden by George P. Grout; third, Blue Bonnet, owned by George P. Grout, ridden by Ora Lee Burghdorf; fourth, Dick, owned by Ray Single, ridden by Louis Lucus. Five-gaited mare class: First, My Astral Queen, owned and ridderi by George' P. Grout;""second, Moonlight McDonald, owned by J. Lindsay Nunn, ridden by Brasfield; third, Hazel Dawn, ridden by E. E. Scott; fourth, Blue Bonnet, ridden by Ora Lee Burghdorf. Ponies under 48 inches ridden by children: First, Rosita, ridden by Betty Jo Durrett; second, Dixie, ridden by Norma Jeanne Franklin. These ponies, owned by George P. Group and ridden by his pupils, were the two exhibited in the parade the first day of. the Centennial. Combination class (driving and riding): First, Tommy Tucker, owned by A. D. Devore, ridden by B. E. Scott; second, Llano McDonald, owned by R. R. Plnkney, ridden and driven by Brasfield; third, Moonlight McDonald, owned by J. Lindsay Nunn. ' Polo class: First, Tommy, owned by Dr. Overton, ridden by George Gerry; second, Red Wing, owned by H. H. Burrow; third, Red Eye, owned by W. R. Harriwell, Mrs. Dixon Wins First Place in Relics Contest Mrs. Olive K. Dixon, wife of one of the Panhandle's most romantic figures, won first place in the relics display contest sponsored by the Centennial committee. Mrs. Dixon's entry was the Buffalo gun used by her husband, Billy Dixon when he killed an Indian chief 1,538 yards away to end the Battle of Adobe Walls on June 27, 1874. S. G. Farney of Borger was awarded second prize for his entry of foot prints In stone believed to be 2,000 years old. They were dug up near the Canadian river in Hutchinson county. Pictures of Old Mobeetie in its early years placed third in the contest. They were entered by J. A. Chambers of Canadian. Hundreds of relics were entered from all parts of the Panhandle. The judges, Col. R. P. Smythe of Plainvlew, Mrs. Olive K. Dixon of Amarillo, and L. P. Sheffey of Canyon, were two days in judging the relics and deciding winners. The relics were placed in store windows and were the delight of thousands of visitors. The committee, headed by Charlie Maisel, worked for a month securing the exhibits. They had the cooperation of every town and city in the territory. YOUTH WON TEXAS PORT ARTHUR, June 5. (IP)— Gov. James V. Allred today told 208 graduates of Port Arthur high school that the future of Texas rests in the hands of its youth, "as it did 100 years ago." Allred recounted accomplishments of Texas youth in the past. He told of Sam Houston's victorious battle at San Jaclnto when he was only 43 years old; of Travis, who was only 30 when he led his band of Texans in defense of the Alamo; and of the army of Sam Houston, which had arj average age of. 26, Third of Inch Falls Here; 3 Inches At Canadian Drenching, blinding rainfall which halted the Panhandle Centennial pageant preparations last night left .31 of an inch of moisture In the Pampa area. The rain fell between 7:30 and 8 p. m., quickly filling curbs and blowing in sheets across highways. Motorists turned on head-lamps and even then had difficulty In see- Ing more than a few feet ahead. The rain "killed" many motors. Hail Jell for a few minutes. At the fairground, wind damaged some light construction about concessions and soaked a fireworks display. Some scenic backgrounds had been leveled earlier in the afternoon. A full set-up of fire works for tonight's pageant was saved by R. G. Hughes, general chairman of the Centennial, and his helpers. The pageant will be given tonight as planned, concluding the outdoor program of the 4-day Centennial. The rainfall took the form of a wedge, extending only a short distance north of the city. Many local showers, some torrential, fell In the Panhandle. The North Panhandle received heavy rains and considerable hail. Stinnett and Pringle were especially hard hit by hall and rain. Prom the area west there was heavy rainfall, amounting to 3 inches in some instances. East of Pampa along the Santa Fe, Hemphill county was especially favored, the fall being estimated at 3!i inches. Clouds continued heavy today, although the sun broke through frequently. Considerable hail damage to wheat was reported this morning my farmers arriving in the city. C. J. Jarvis and Mason Davis of the Laketon community said the hail leveled much of their grain, as well as that of neighbors. Damage to some of the best fields in the county ranged from 5 to 90 per cent loss. Othez- damage was reported from south of Laketon. The hall fell on the best wheat, some of which was more than knee high. •»• OTHO DENTON HELD DALLAS, June 5. (/P)—Police were holding today Otho H. Denton, who they said was a former Amarillo, Tex., police officer and wanted in Los Angeles, Calif., on 14 indictments charging grand theft. Officers said Denton was identified when he applied for a chauffer's license. They said he waived extradition. Mr. and Mrs. Arlle Crites of Borger were Pampa visitors today. STATE RESTS TRIAL OF . ESKRIDGE Disarming Of Minister Led To Shooting, Testimony Of Prosecution Claims. HOUSTON, June 5. f/P) — The State rested today in the trial of the Rev. Edgar Eskridge after introducing in evidence several weapons witnesses said the preacher had in his car when Louisiana officers arrested him for the shotgun slaying of Police Chief Ed O'Rcily of Orange. Contending that the crusading Baptist preacher had prepared for the shooting after city and county officers had requested him to quit carrying pistols, the State called Dutch a la Gaze, Deridder, La., police chief, to identify the arms. La Gaze and two other Deridder officers arrested Eskridge near Deridder a few hours after O'Reilly was shot to death on the streets of Orange May 29, 1935. Weapons placed before the jury were: One .22 caliber rifle. • One .38 caliber revolver. One .45 caliber automatic pistol. One automatic 12 gauge shotgun. On direct examination La Gaze said the minister had ammunition for each of the weapons. He said the shotgun was loaded with "00 buckshot." When the arms were exhibited Mrs. O'Reilly and the dead officer's sister, Mrs. Margaret Boyd, broke down and wept. They previously had maintained their composure as witnesses told of how O'Reilly was shot in the head as he stood on the street talking with a friend. La Gaze said that he put officers out on all roads in his section after Orange officers called a request for the arrest of the minister. The witness said that when he met Eskridge on the road, the minister stopped and walked across the road to officers. He quoted the preacher as saying he didn't want to talk about the shooting. Under cross-examination La Caze said the preacher surrendered without resistance. He-said the minister was unarmed and in his shirt sleeves. He quoted the defendant as saying: "I recognized you. I knew you were looking for me." In response to questioning by defense attorneys, the Louisiana officer said all of Eskridge's arms were in the car, some of them in See NO. 3, Page 8 Allred Asked To Stop Horse Race To Dallas Fete Marathon Race Prom Lampasas Being* Protested AUSTIN, June 5 (/P)—John Wood, member of the state highway commission, and J. B. Early, chief maintenance engineer, today protested to Governor Allred, Attorney General McCraw, and a Dallas hu-, man? society against a marathon horse race from Lampasas to Dallas. Their position was that the race was inhumane and state highways should not be put to such uses. "I claim it is inhumane to let horses run 184 miles in weather like this," Wood said. "Moreover, I think our state highways ought not to be used for a race track." Shortly after telephoning the governor, Wood went to the executive offices further to back up his protest. He expressed the opinion the governor had the power to use highway patrolmen to stop the race. "Governor Charles A. Culberson once called a special session of the legislature and used the rangers to stop a big prize fight about to be pulled off in Texas," Wood said. 'Governor Allred could do the same thing and receive the public thanks." The governor sought? legal advice from the attorney general's departr ment, but was unable to locate Attorney General McOraw or his first assistant, Scott Gaines, Immediately. It became known that an antivivisection, soceity at Los Angeles also had protested the race in a telegram to the governor, \ ®— Wesley Lewis Is Winner in Old Time Car Race A 1927 Marmon driven by Wesley Lewis took first place in the old time car race yesterday afternoon preceding the rodeo at fairgrounds park. He received a check for $40 after the 5-mile "grind" during which he reached a maximum speed of 42 miles an hour. Second in the race was Andy Wilkerson, driving a 1928 model T Ford. His purse was $25. Third place went to O. C. Matheny, who drove a 1927 Buick. He won $15. The race was sponsored by Pampa automobile dealers who made up>the purse. Only one car failed to finish the race. It burned out a rod near the end of the fourth lap and had to be pushed from the track. The soft dirt made it impossible to stretch the speed of the ancient vehicles. West Texas: Generally fair tonight and Saturday; slightly cooler in the Panhandle tonight. GIF JUSTICE PLANT AT PLAINVIE^ IS AFFECTED IN DECISION WASHINGTON, June 5. </F)— Chief Justice Alfred A. Wheat of the District of Columbia Supreme Court today upheld the constltu-' tionality of the Public Works Ad* ministration's $200,000,000 power program in dismissing an injunction suit against ten municipal electrio projects in four states. Wheat ruled on three major legal questions in his lengthy opinion. He held that the plaintiffs, th« Alabama Power company, the Texas Utilities company, the Oklahoma Utilities company, and the Iowa Light and Power company, had a right to bring suit to question the validity of the power projects. He ruled, however, that the two statutes under which the projects are being carried out, the national industrial recovery act, and the emergency act of 1935, are const)!* tutional. He also held that the power projects were authorized by the terms of these two statutes. The United States court of appeals for the District of Columbia recently held the Resettlement administration, created under the 1935 Emergency Relief act, Unconstitutional, .j Another case challenging the constitutionality of the PWA power program already is before the Supreme Court on an appeal by the Duke Power company from a circuit court ruling upholding a grant; to the Buzzards Roost Power project in South Carolina. The suit ruled on today by Wheat involved PWA allocations totaling $2,444,000 to ten cities, located in Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, and Iowa. The four utility firms which now furnish electricity to these communities, sought to prevent construction of competing municipal power plants with PWA funds. ' Plaintiffs contended that the projects would destroy $3,619,000 worth of investments made by the four private companies. Hearings lasted for more than three weeks, during which Secretary of Interior Ickes appeared as the chief government witness. The power companies were represented by Newton D. Baker, secretary of war under President Wilson, and Dean Acheson, under secretary of the treasury in the early days of the new deal. • ••• • Jerome Frank, PWA counsel, and Alexander Holtzoff and John W. Scott, special assistants to the attorney general, presented the government's case. Utility company attorneys contended that PWA was unconstitutional, because the 1935 Emergency Relief act under which it was established invaded states rights and delegated "almost unlimited powers" to the President. They also argued that the power developments were not useful projects, since they would merely duplicate existing electric plants. Wheat held that the court of appeals ruling did not apply in this case. He said: "The provisions of the emergency See NO. 4, Page 8 Texline's Polo Team Is Coming For Two Games Texline's veteran polo team will be in Pampa for games tomorrow and Sunday afternoons, The games' were matched this morning by Dr, M. C. Overton, captain of the Panw pa Rough Riders. Game tomorrow will be 8:15 o'clock. The Sunday game will b* called at 3 o'clock. Admission will be 35 cents for adults. No chArge will be made for children acco»n« panied by their parents. Season tickets will be good for the game*, Cecil Jones, county commlsshttml' ' at Texline, is captain of the visiting team. He is a veteran and a wll known player throughout the south* west. Jones has a team of veteran*. well mounted. The Pampans will probably Una up with Joe Bowers at No. 1, Dr. Overton at No. 2, Hub Burrows »t No 3 and Jack Cooper at No. 4, The playing field a mile north of the city on Hobart street is in the best conditions since being laid out/ Stiff workouts and games against fast company have improved the, play of the locals. HOARE REAPPOINTED LONDON, June 5 (#)—Prime Ifiiu ister Baldwin today brought (Hi 1 Samuel Hoare, former foreign Mp« retary, who resigned in disfikvpr s over the Italo-Ethiopian war, back into the British cabinet. Sir Samuel was appointed first lord Of the' admiralty succeeding Lord Morisell. who resigned. * I Saw Mrs. Raymond, Harrah at the, " horse show stables admire the be»u T - tiful, aristocratic, animals for 'an hour before the show started yeg, terday. • \ * About 25 kids and a incluoUng Mrs. D. Athis corner, get caught rain at the fairground Everybody stayed under go round until it dwk«& frjfe,

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