Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 7, 1936 · Page 1
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Arkansas, Oklahoma arid Texas: Generally fair Sunday and Monday. Moderate to fresh southerly winds on the Texas coast. Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—P'anhandle Oil And Wheat Center nntpa Datlu 3\Vuts TUNE IN KPDN (1310 k.C/8) Voice of Pampa Dally NEWS at "Top o' Texas" (VOL. 30. NO. 54) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1936. (20 PAGES TODAY) (PRICE FIVE CENTS) 10MOO PACK CENTENNIAL ON OPENING DAY PORTRIIYS HISTOBf OF CTflE Statue Banned In Writ AUSTIN June 0, (IP)— C. L. Greenwood, Austin oil man and historian, obtained another temporary restraining order in district court here today prohibiting erection of a statue of "Buffalo Bill" on the Texas Centennial grounds at Dallas. A previous Injunction against the statue was disclosed Thursday hy the court of civil appeals here. Everett Looney, attorney for Greenwood, said that he had amended his petition to allege that expenditures for the statue of Colonel Cody probably would cause Injury to Greenwood as a taxpayer. Greenwood contended that "Buffalo Bill" had no connection with Texas history except that he fought against Texas and the other southern states in the war between the states and that he appeared In Texas as a circus performer. His counsel charged in arguments on the first injunction that Centennial officials at Dalles had ignored Texas heroes of the Confederacy. Juan Sacasa of Nicargua Flees After Resigning MANAGUA, Nicaragua, June .6. (JP) Juan B. Sacasa, president of Nicaragua since 1933, resigned today under pressure from the National Guard and fled Into exile. Dr. Julian Irias, minister of government, assumed charge of the government immediately, officially advising Vice President Rodolfo Esplnosa—who was 111 at the Mexican legation—and asking him to take over the administration in accordance with the constitution. •Sacasa, who had been a virtual prisoner in his residence on Ti Capa hill , since the National Guard le- vplted" last week-end, was allowed to take a train to the port of Corinto where he boarded the Grace Line motorship Cuzgo. His destination was said to be La Libertad, El Salvador. SIX FLAGS CARRIED BY TEXAS RANGERS COLUMN Two Killed in Midland Wreck MIDLAND, June 6. W 3 )—Two men were dead tonight and a third was In a hospital with critical injuries received in a head-on automobile collision near here today. A fourth man was seriously injured. The.'dead are Wilson Keyes, 35, local oil man, nnd Goober Glenn of Hollywood, Calif, B. S. McLaughlan, 40, a drilling-contractor of Midland, was critically, injured and Noah Henry; of California, In whose automobile Glenn was .riding, was badly hurt but his condition is not considered critical. McLaughlan's condition tonight was reported as unchanged. McLaughlin and Wilson Keyes were together in a small coupe travelling west when they collided with Henry's. Glenn was coming to Midland to visit his mother and Henry was en route to Oklahoma. I Heard Bert PyUchett, former Pampan but now of Olney, who was here for the "celebration, recording the four funniest sights at the rodeo. They were Bo Barrett being bucked from his pick-up horse, D. M. "Boss" Lowrance unsuccessfully trying to outrun a bucking horse which got him down, Slats Jacobs frantically trying;, to come pin) from under a steer he was bulldogging, Buck Robinson of JSlk City (negro bronc rider) landing flat on his back In a large, deep mud puddle when his mount went out from, under him. Of another amusing incident that happened during the Centennial: L. N. Brashears Who "made up" about 75 Indians for the Scout Cavalcade painted the boys who stood in line a reddish-bronze color. One boy who happened to be one of the Borger Scouts who helped demonstrate first air, passed thru the line and before he could explain', Mr. Brashears had him thoroughly swabbed, DALLAS, .Tune 6. Of)—Texans watched and remembered today as their glorious state's history was depicted In all Its pageantry al a parade marking the opening of the south west's greatest exposition—the Texas Centennial. For miles along the line of march, through skyscraper-ramped downtown streets to the veiy gates of the big show, hundreds of thousands of spectators cheered the spectacular array of floats, flag displays, digintaries, horsemen and other units portraying never-to-be forgotten events in the Lone Star state's colorful history. The six flags which flew over Texas' vast domain before she finally cast her lot with the westward- spreading United States were carried at the head of the column by Texas Rangers, followers of the famous two-gun fighters who brought law and order to the southwest. Old Spain, Bourbon France, fiery Mexico, the ten-year Texas republic, the Confederacy and, lastly, United America, all were represented in their gay flags. Capt. Hughes and six other Rangers, mounted and armed with the customary six guns, rode next to escort to Gen. John A. Hulen of Fort Worth, grand marshal of the parade. The United States Marine band, stepping it off with a precision that brought volleys of applause, filled the air with martial music. Then came Texas' young governor, Jimmy Allred. Army planes roared overhead in V formation, dipping low over the vast procession. Anti-aircraft guns and giant searchlights from the coast artillery, marines, sailors, infantrymen and national guards marching in perfect formation along the street added a- military touch to the parade itself. Floats simulating frontier life, the explorer De Pinedo standing on his galleon as It sailed into coastal waters, the Pirate Lufitte, the storming of the Alamo, Gen. Sam Houston-s conquest of the Mexican army at San Jacinto rolled majestically to the exposition. Natural resources and industrial development which have made Texas one of the wealthiest of states had . their laudatory moment. Oil, cotton, shipping, lumbering an,d kindred economic giants rode In all their glory. Tribute was paid in other floats to Texas' heroes—Sam Houston, the warrior; Stephen F. Austin, son of the founder of Texas first colony; David Crocket and James Bowie, who died in valiant defense of the Alamo; and their contemporary pioneers were represented. The parade swept up to the Centennial gates, streamers and, confetti showering down on it from towering office buildings, in time for Secretary of Commerce Daniel Roper's noon opening of the exposition. : ^ Court Asked to Uphold Claim WASHINGTON, June 6. (jP)—Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Henderson of Uvalde county, Texas, asked the Supreme Court today to uphold their claim to a 4,500 acre ranch and a herd of cattle, deed to them in February 1933, by the late Jason W. James, pipneer cattleman, Confederate veteran, and Texas Ranger. The appeal from a ruling of the fifth circuit court of appeals, which ordered the deed cancelled at the request of James' heirs, Lily James Kellahin, Jennie James McClenny, and Jason Gllmore Burton. These relatives claimed that the aged ranchman was of unsound mind, and had deeded away a large part of his estate while under the Influence of Henderson, his foreman. Testify Eskridge Is Insane — — — «•• mm ||| •• Blum Is Upheld As Riotous Day Ends In France TAX BILL IN CONFERENCE SOCIAL REFORMS WILL BE CARRIED OUT, BLUM SAYS HOUSTON, June 6 (/P)—The murder trial of Rev. Edgar Kskridge was adjourned today until Monday after defense witnesses testified the crusading Baptist minister was Insane and was laboring under the Impression his life was In danger when Police Chief Ed O'Reilly of Orange was shot to death. The defense attorneys Indicated they had many more witnesses to cnll, saying medical experts likely would be heard Monday or Tuesday. This announcement led to the prediction the trial would last most of next week. Eskridge, wearing his neatly-cut cowboy boots for the first time In three clays, paid close attention as members of his church and his friends testified that his actions shortly before O'Reilly was shot to death with a load of buckshot May 29, 1935, led them to believe he was insane. Attempting to discredit the State contention the preacher planned the slaying after city and county officers had asked him to quit died down.The deputies gave'siiTm carrying arms in connection with a vo te of confidence, 384 to 210 his crime investigations, the de- The vote was on a motion of'con- fense gradually built Its case on fidence that the government would the plea of temporary Insanity. | can . y out the progl . am of the people . s BY ROBERT B. PARKER. PARIS, June G (IP)— Newspaper pickets fought with republican guards, students clashed with police, and Leon Blum, leftist premier for two days, walked out on a lumuUoiis chamber of deputies attack in strike - locked France tonight. It was an uproarous climax to a dramatic day In which Blum sought to meet the demands of nearly a million strikers with an elaborate program for social reform. Late tonight, after the tumult had King Growing The minister was pictured as a man with wild Ideas about big business and get-rich-qulck plans. J. C. Penn, Jr.. who attended college with the minister about 20 years ago, said that a few weeks before the killing Eskridge told him of plans to build a chain of filling stations, a wholesale oil business, a chain of tourist parks, a large chicken ranch, a fine home and a speedboat for fishing. The witness said the defendant indicated he had invested successfully In the oil business. Penn said Eskridge visited him at Houston and told him he had received many letters and telephone calls in which his life was threatened. The witness added that at the time Eskridge said he was holding a meeting In Sheveport, La., and that plans were under way to make him leave the city. On this occasion, Penn said he accompanied Eskridge to a store, where the preacher bought a .45 caliber pistol and a .22 rifle. Eskridge he said, announced he planned to return to Shreveport and "finish his meeting." "A week later," Penn said, 'Eskridge returned to Houston and told me that as he returned to Shreveport he was fired upon by a group of men in an automobile. He said he had a chance to kill one of them but that he decided not to do it." 95 Persons Hurt In Dallas Parade DALLAS, June 6. (#>)—Ninety- five persons were treated at Emergency hospitals today for injuries received during the parade which opened the Texas Centennial Central Exposition here. David Strawn of Dallas became so interested In the parade that he lost his balance from a perch on an automobile, fell across the bumper and , sustained a half-severed ear. Twenty-seven stitches sewed the member back on, R. C. Hogan, Dallas, hurried across a building roof to get a. better view of the parade and fell through a skylight. ACQUITTED IN TRIAL EL PASO, June 6. (fl>)—Staley Good, police radio patrol captain, was acquitted here today by the civil service commission of charges that he denied striking El Paso Electric company workers the right to obtain counsel after their arrest on an extradition warrant issued by Gov. James V. Allred. front "as rapidly as possible," and particularly approving its efforts to settle the strikes. ? A few hours earlier, husky sergeants-at-arms kept rightist and leftist deputies from fighting whi!e the premier's foes shouted "JewI" and "Back to Moscow!" Blum strode out and the chamber was suspended, but he came back to serve notice that there would be no devaluation and that he would not order tht army or the police to evacuate factories held by idle men and women As he spoke, pickets besieging the plant of the afternoon newspaper Paris-Soir, struggled with republican guards who rescued a taxi- driver running newspapers from the beleaguered paper. Two hundred .nationalist students shouting "Prance for the French! 1 clashed with police" in the Latin quarter. A dozen were arrested and the otners dispersed. Fist fighting was reported on the Marseille docks. Flying a red flag, a 'hachette' truck, from a concern which delivers virtually all Paris newspapers, stopped the taxi loaded with newspapers by crashing into it near the Paris- Soir. Republican guards drove off the strikers who manhandled the taxi- driver and destroyed the papers. The fighting was resumed when the guards tried to pull the truck driv- ed from his seat. Guard reinforcements rushed up and again drove off the strikers. The stirring day, beginning with Blum's announcement of a far- reaching social and economic policy, saw these other developments: 1. The premelr sought a vote of confidence for his new deal pro- (See NO. 3, Page 3) El Dorado Seen By 2,000; Float Prizes Announced Pageant Sets Record For Beauty and Thrills Obstacles that appeared for certain hectic, jittery hours to be insurmountable were overcome In a courageous manner Friday night, night, and the Centennial committees produced one of the outstanding pageants of all-time in Ed Dorado. It was so good that the amazing fireworks demonstration which was a beautiful, thrilling show In Itself, came more as an anti-climax than as a climax at the end of the pageant. More than 2,000 spectators saw the spectacle; a few left on account of the chilly weather but most of them stayed. The previous night, the pageant was rained out, the scenery blown hither and yon, and rain soaked a complete set of fireworks. The scenery was put up again and the damage was surprisingly small. Rain which kept Ben Quill, director, from practicing but twice out of doors, stayed away and the weather offered a perfect night. For the Tascosa scene, Mr. Guill and his helpers built a "Dirty Shame Saloon," an "eats" place and a livery stable. To impress upon the audience the tremendous slaughter of buffaloes in the '70s, the white, glistening skulls of cattle were scat(See NO. 1. Pave 3) Oil Counties To Be Advertised In Fort Worth Show Adoption of final plans for rasper advertising of the Panhandle oil counties at the Fort Worth Centennial is scheduled for Monday, when a meeting will be held here at 2 p. m. C. R. Stahl of Borger, general chairman of the exhibit committee, will present the plans. Serving with him on the executive committee are George Briggs of Pampa, C. O. Green of McLean, J. W. Knorpp of Groom, and L. G. Daugherty of Dumas. Coming to the meeting however, are representatives of various towns and chambers of commerce in the oil counties. A diorama has been planned. An animated map will show the resources of the area Involved, including wheat and livestock, BLOSSOM FARM WINS PARIS, June 6. (#")-—The farm of Mr, and Mrs. Jess Reasoner, Blossom, was awarded first place in the Lamar county Centennial Demonstration contest, it was announced today. General farm and home improvements were combined in the prize-winning entry, Noticeably taller than when his father's assassination put him on the throne, and prematurely serious due to the responsibility of his position, 12-year-old King Peter of Jugoslavia is pictured as members of the Household Cavalry saw him at his first military review in Belgrade. lie wears the uniform of the gymnastic association. NINE KILLED IN OKLAHOMA AND KANSAS STORMS Isolated Communities Are Wrecked by Tornadoes OKLAHOMA CITY, June G (AP) —Nine persons were killed, dozens of home and business buildings wrecked and widespread suffering caused by a 48-hour series of Oklahoma and Kansas tornadoes, rainstorms and floods that apparently were ending tonight. Freak twisters whipped into isolated Oklahoma communities, taking five lives. Two Kansas and one Oklahoma farmer were killed by lightning. Another Oklahoma farmer slipped into a rain filled pit and drowned. Twelve patients missed Injury today when a twister ripped the roof from a Waurika, Okla., hospital and then thumped it back down, broken. „.,Nurses, seeing the approaching storm, carried two of the patients io safety from the top floor just before the black cloud hit the city, snapping tree trunks and damaging homes. Another windstorm struck savagely at Hastings today, killing a farmer's wife, overturning three business buildings and. wrecking a number of home. The dead: Mrs. L. F. Brewer, killed when ler farm home near Hastings, Okla., was wrecked by a tornado. Lester R. Henry, middle-aged Pontotoc county (Oklahoma) farmer, drowned when he slipped into a rain-filled ditch as he walked lome from a crossroads store The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Anson, Uncas, Okla., farmers, was killed when the Anson lome collapsed, sending a chimney crashing down upon him. Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston of Ada, who died at a Campfire Girls camp lear Ponca City, Okla., from what companions said was an apopletic stroke caused by fright. Randall Bush, 36, a cripple, who (See NO, iJ, Page 3) PASSAGE OF ADDITIONAL MAJOR BILLS . UNLIKELY WASHINGTON, June G. (ff)_ With the bitter scrap over the key tax bll Itranrfcrred to a Senate- House conference, Congress set out today to sweep legislative odds and ends from the path of adjournment. Leaders viewed as extremely unlikely passage of any additional major legislation. They planned to obtain action on five big bills now in conference, or on which conferees have agreed, dispose of some secondary measures, then wind up the congressional session shortly after mid- June. In a rare Saturday meeting, the Senate acted on a series of bills, mostly minor, then began marking time with the House until Monday, when both chambers will recess for a week. One of the more important measures approved and sent to the House would reduce large benefit payments to farmers under the new farm program. During the recess over the convention period, conferees on the tax bill and the deficiency-relief, District of Columbia and interior department appropriation bills will have an opportunity to attempt recondition of Senate-House dir- 'ferences.' '•'' The way for quick final approval of an anti-price discrimination bill, designed to protect Independent retailers from monopolistic competitors, was opened today when conferees formulated a compromise. Carpenters Are ! Wanted to Work On Conchas Dam Carpenters are wanted Immediately for work on Conchas dam, according to the local federal employment bureau, which is housed in the city hall. Pay will be $63 per month, with 20 per cent deducted for board and room. The bureau also has a demand for middle aged women to work as housekeepers. Persons needing work or desiring someone to do work are asked to telephone telephone 43G. the bureau, Pickpockets Find A Scant Harvest At Dallas Fete DALLAS, June G (AP)—Pickpockets found a scant harvest among the thousands who attended the opening of the Texas Centennial central exposition here, police reports tonight disclosed. Loss of only $200 was reported. Heaviest loser to report was J. J. McCluskey of Trinidad, Colo., who told police he was fleeced of $120 cash and valuable personal papers. A suspect was arrested. W. E. St. John, Ardmore, Okla., reported the loss of $1. People You Know (BY A. F.) How old are you? A question some people refuse to answer, Including Mi's. Temple Houston, but you can never be as old or as young as Mrs. Houston. In that way she is like the fairies. The daughter-in-law of Sam Houston! She was young when she came from a southern plantation to wed the magnificent Temple Houston. Now she won't tell her age because she doesn't want her grand-children to know. Pioneers who knew Temple Houston still tingle with thrills when they remember him. That shining memory and her own personality made her The Woman of the Centennial. Here's a toast to her as she danced the waltz arranged in her honor, with Frank McAfee who is called the best dancer of all. TIRED PONIES AND RIDERS REA0H FETE 184-Mile Lampasas To Dallas Cross Country Race Ends Late Saturday. DALLAS, June G. W)—D. A. ( Roberts galloped Bold Hazel, his bay marc, across the finish line tonight to win the $1,000 Lampasas to Dallas marathon horse race. Close behind the winner in second place was Neal Jackson, who had been the leader until late afternoon on the gruelling 184-mile cross-country horse race. At Midlothian, 35 miles from the finish, Jackson was leading Roberts by over two miles. Roberts and his cultivator horse crossed the finish line at 10.34 p. m. 38 hours and 34 minutes after the star from Lampasas yesterday morning at 8. "I want a drink," he told Centennial officials after he had wearily dismounted from his sturdy horse, which did not seem at all fatigued. "We will have to take pictures first," a Centennial employe told him. "I mean," Roberts replied, "I want a drink of water." No water was available, but Roberts made up for the deficiency by downing seven glasses of orangeade. Roberts was accompanied by a group of friends from Lampases and Oak Alley, his home community. They rushed him off to bed. He said he had not closed his eyes since leaving Lampasas. -® MIDLOTHIAN, Ellis County, June 6. (IP) —Neal Jackson maintained his lead in the gruelling 184- mile Lampasas to Dallas cross DALLAS JAMMED WITH THOUSANDS OF VISITORS DALLAS, June G. «P)—First day attendance at Texas' $25,000,000 Centennial exposition passed the 100,000 mark at 9 p. in. with prospects good that the figure would be exceeded before the gates close. Paid attendance at 9 p. m., Centennial officials reported, was 114,444. Thousands of other residents and visitors took in the night's outstanding feature — a spectacular mock air battle over the exposition grounds — from . vantage points throughout the city. Attack and pursuit planes from Barksdale Field, La., staged a mass "raid" on the Centennial, while anti-aircraft guns barked In mock defense. The attack was brilliantly Illuminated by searchlights. Officially opened at high noon by Secretary of Commerce Daniel O. Roper with magic words that flashed around the world tat two minutes and six seconds via telegraph, cable and radio, the exposition soon was a swarm of sightseers. Like the wizardry with which the exposition Itself was readied In last-minute labor of 15,000 workmen, the gates were opened. • Introduced by youthful Governor James V. Allred, Secretary Roper. stepped to a microphone and said: "The State of Texas sends greetings to all the people of the world «****u .•_iu..i i Jn.jnu u\j J-fMlltlO V/J.UQO 1 i» , ~ „ j . country horse race, trotting his! on f occasi °n of the celebration • - - - 'on her one hundredth anniversary, weary mount through here at 4:45 p. m. today. He was a mile ahead of Clyde Bodenheimer, Joe Hood and D. A. Roberts, who were closely bunched in second place. Trailing the leaders by miles but doggedly clinging to his pacing little bay mare was seven years old Bill Shirley Standard, who passed Cleburne at 3 p. m. and was increasing his pace between that point and Alvarado. The boy was one of 15 contestants who began the grinding race at 8 o'clock yesterday morning. The stage Is a $1,000 prize, which will go to the first rider who passes through the main entrance gate at the Texas Centennial grounds in Dallas. Fourteen of the original 15 remained in the race tonight. Jackson said he expected to reach the city limits of Dallas around 8 p. m., and hoped to be at the Centennial grounds about an hour later. PRESIDENT WILL COME TO TEXAS IN NEXT WEEK Allred Will Be With Roosevelt Until He Leaves AUSTIN, June 6, (fl 5 )—President Roosevelt's visit and a meeting of the democratic executive committee will be outstanding events in Texas' political activities next week. Although the president announced in Washington that his speech in Dallas would be on an historical nature and politics had nothing to do with the trip, his train is certain to be a rallying point for worthy democrats all along its route and his person a magnet for most party leaders. Governor James V. Allred, who will greet Mr. Roosevelt at Texarkana and remain with him until he leaves the state, will have an advantage over his political opponents, P. W. Fischer of Tyler, Tom P. Hunter of Wichita Falls, Ray Sanderford of Belton, et al, in that he will bask in the glare of attentions beating on the presidential party. The executive committee meeting at' Dallas Monday will certify candidates for the democratic primary July 25 and attempt to decide several questions concerning the filing for places on the ballot. Thirty-nine persons applied for places, but one withdrew. Guy B. Fisher of Bland Lake, candidate for the U. S. Senate, protested against certifying John O. Douglas of Houston as a candidate for the attorney general's office on (See NO. 5, Page 4) and invites you to join us here at the exposition in 1936." World Wide Broadcast Telegraph keys crackled and the message was off to San Francisco, Shanghai, Moscow, Leningrad, Stockholm, London, New York and back to Dallas. An electrical impulse at the fair, ground gates actuated a machine which snapped shut a pair of scissors poised between a ribbon serving as a barrier to the exposition. Some 20,000 persons sweltered under the noon day sun In the hug« Cotton bowl stadium as representatives of the six governments under which Texas history of 400 years has been linked Joined In a worldwide broadcast. Flags of Spain, France, Mexico, the Confederacy, the Lone Star republic and the United States were raised to the yells of hundreds of mounted cowboys and the seated throng. v> •-• , Joining in the unique broadcast which skipped from Madrid to Paris, back to the United States at Richmond, Va., the historic Alamo at San Antonio, Texas; Houston and back Into the bowl were: Augusto Barcia, Spanish foreign minister; Andre Maurols, famed French writer; Frank Chapa, rep. resentatlve of the Mexican government; Gen. Andrew Jackson Houston, grandson of Gen, Sam Houa* ton, legendary saviour of Texas; Dr. Boiling Lee, descendant of Geru Robert E. Lee, and Secretary Roper. Secretary Roper called for tribute to "the events which have mads of this empire a land of the future and of the past. Now today, Texas is opening wide the gates to her Centennial exposition here in Dallas, and offering each of US a panoramic summary of the glory, the beauty—the courage a'nd stability that has become synonymous with the rise of Texas as a state," Visitors Gasp Visitors gasped at the sight of the exposition, until a week ago (See NO. 4, Page 3) I Saw ... The Garman brothers, Roy Bus* sell and other members of a troop 14 patrol in a dejected mood. They had a doll rack concession at the fairgrounds which netted them about $15, the value of a patrol tent some sneak-thief stole Friday night from the back of the rack. Who ever sees that tent is asked to get in touch with the boys immediately, It's a crying chame, if you ask this corner! Go to S. S. Today Three generations of one family dancing the old-time dances at the gym: Buster culwell of Clarendon, his daughter, Mrs. Billy Crawford, of Amarillo, and her two daughters,one 16 and the other jg. :

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