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LANDON FORCES CAPTURE CONVENTION; PLATFORM SPLIT LOOMS GLOOMILY •• :>•:-. :k .. . . '...''.-' f • > Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle •® THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Gfdwihg City in Tfexasi-Paiihahdle Oil And Wheat Center Haifa TUNE IN KPDN (1310 k.C/8) Voice of Pampa Daily NEWS at "Top o' Texas" 66) (Pull (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 193G 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS) - Twinkles Most touching: news Item read lately: Favorite cowpony of Alvin Longi .IA ranch cowboy, was led by a pallbearer at his funeral in Clarendon. '* * it The friendship between a human and a beast—there is such a thing —is often a delightful thing to see. There Is no Jealousy involved, each knows what the other expects, each Is faithful to his trust. * ; * * The West Foster grouch says the weather is a fitful thing for which no one Should claim, credit or take discredit. For liutanco, hail usually falls on the best wheat fields. : ,'. . * * * Chas. A. Guy, Lubbock editor who has a broken arm, punches out, the claim that "Lubbock Is a more important business and educational point than either Abilene or Ama- rlllo." But no one of the three was equal to the task of providing a Centennial celebration. •'" * * * Being high hat is one of the most > futile of human gestures. Wearing a 10-gallon hat is slightly different;, some ' folks look downright important under such a cover. • •' : • -**•* ' ' • . Musing of the moment: Two organizations Pampa may yet have are Sons of the Legion and Ladles' First Aid To Firemen team. Our firemen, however, haven't needed much aid lately. . . Mush and milk and early to bed would still be a'good policy .for some folks. ' - * * * • Brevitorials JjJUBOPEANS as a rule take their politics more seriously than ' Americans—until a dictator crushes their enthusiasm. But where else can you find such a spectacle as the. American national-party convention? Europeans riot and crack heads;\Americans drink hard liquor arid do Indian .dances, carrying banners instead.'of tomahawks. •:• ••'.-':•'; * * ..* . . -• A thousand newsmen and photographers are converging on Cleveland for the Republican sham bat,- tle. They will occupy part of the stage, the dressing rooms, and the basement of the $15,000,000 municipal auditorium. Squads of reporters will dash, here and there, picking up an item or a hint which shows, how the unwieldly mass is tending to vote. Every state delegation will be accompanied by reporters. Washington writers known as* experts will add it all up. • •' . * '*'•.* PHOTOGRAPHERS will be as thick as reporters. Air-cooled dark rooms in the basement will permit pictures to be sent out on Wirephpto machines within a few mlrtutes of the time. the shot is made. Special stairways have been built to permit the photos to reach the main f Joor quickly. Squads of . motorcycles,, airplanes, and trucks .equipped with moving darkrooms will be on hand. Money will not be spared in the mad race to make certain that readers may see as well f as read. . , Artists, cartoonists; and wlsecrackers will be there to catch the humor as well as the spot news. . .The average person, viewing the convention, would be, lost and utterly bewildered. But trained reporters, adding up their findings, will reach remarkably accurate conclusions' hour by hour as the .convention proceeds. , . The same scene will be repeated at the democratic conversion, although interest will be lower because fewer uncertainties exist. • ..'*** More and more is newspaper work . becoming uncertain, Ms course influenced by scientific progress. The public is vitally in- tere.<ted, No longer can thoughts within::a country be controlled by regulating the press. The common air is filled with thought of a hundred shades- Most readers have heard DrV Brlnkley speak from a Mexican radio station. If Mexico goes communistic, such a station, could be used to fill the American radios with propaganda. The best; brains, the most persuasive speakeis cquid be used to make < America's underprivileged folk dissatisfied. In event of war, such propaganda could be of vast moment.,, It is a complex, unruly world which we.are building, but withal one daily growing more marvelous. . •-(• •;.:". ;*•>"*'. ' GLEEP IS A necessity of life and p ' health, and habitual loss of sleep will tend to retard trie body's recovery- from, the fatigue of the day's aptjyiites, 'writes Dr. John W. Brown,' state health-officer. '"fhe average healthy adult," he says, "spends about' pne-third of hi$ life in sleep. Far from being a waste ' of time,.' ^jlg 'onerthird of your life.spent }nijfestfyl sleep will mage possible ^' happier, Wealthier, and lQn.fef"JU*e.<l •.•••• ">Ve' 'jn.ay be able -to BO without sleep 'lo'jf/.fc njjfpt qr two, but too little sleep for a prolonged length the health BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS PAMPAN Parks, Courts, Pool To Be Used In City Play Program MUSSOLINI GIVES UP OF 8 CABINET PORTFOLIOS ROME, June 9, (/P)—Benito Mussolini gave up three of his eight cabinet posts today. He made his son-in-law, Count Galcazzo Ciano, minister of foreign affairs and gave the portfolios of corporations and colonies to two other men. Then he raised a fourth man to assume the leadership of the ministry of press and propaganda Which Count Ciano had held. The appointment of Ciano gives Italy the youngest foreign minister It ever had, for n Duce's son-in-law is only 33 years old. His previous diplomatic service was as consul genera} in Shanghai and an attache of the Italian embassy in the Vatican. Since serving as a diplomat he has fought for his country as one of its leading' aviators In the war against Ethiopia. He commanded the "desperate squadron." . The change in ministry removed the "Secondary Cabinet Fulvio Su- vich, under-secretary of state for foreign affairs, who resigned but was promised " a position of high confidence. 1 ; Mussolini, in addition to retaining the premiership, now holds the cabinet posts of the interior, war, navy, and aviation. Count Ciano's under-secretary, Dino Alfieri, was made minister of press and propaganda. Mussolini turned over two other portfolios he held, making Ferruccio Lantini minister of corporations and AJessandro Lessona. minister of colonies. Lessona previously had been under-secretary of that ministry. II Duce named Giuseppe Bastlan- ini, now ambassador to Poland, under-secretary of foreign affairs replacing Suvlch. In accepting Suvich's resignation, Mussolini wrote a personal letter thanking him "for the collaboration given me during four years." He promised Suvich "a position of high confidence." Softball League To Be Formed For Boys ^' . A summer recreation program free to children 4 to 10 years old has been tentatively arranged by Ben Gulll, general supervisor. Mr. Gulll, employed to lead the vacation program here the second year, announces that further plans will depend upon response to the various features and demand for others. Play and training In' crafts nnd dramatics suited to different ages share Interest in the balanced program. The high school gymnasium and band room, tennis courts, the city park, and the B, M. Baker and Horace Mann school grounds will be headquarters for the activities. In addition to Mr. Guill, supervisors will be Mrs. Delmer Ashworth and Winston Savage. As was the case last summer, a number of young people. have volunteered to assist, and others are needed. The gymnasium, present headquarters, will be open to everyone each day from 9 a. m. to G p. m., with facilities for table tennis and other games. Basketball and volley ball games will be arranged at night if desired. Supervised play, story telling, and handicraft classes at Baker and Horace Mann schools will be conducted from 8 a. m. to 11 a. m. dally. Transportation will be furnished from these schools each Friday morning for a free supervised swim at the city pool. The band room will be open daily from 9 a. m. to 9:30 p. m. Instruction will -be • given • • to - junior -high, high school, and municipal band members, with Mr. Savage 'in charge. . . A softball league will be formed for boys under 10. Meetings will be arranged and transportation provided. Tap dancing and physical education classes for girls will, meet in the gymnasium Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p. m. Tennis cputts are being placed in condition now. Nets will be"furnished for six courts. An archery club will be formed, to meet in Central park at 6:30 p. m. twice weekly. Supervision for the wading pool in Central Park will be furnished each evening until 7 o'clock. A dramatics class will be organized to meet twice a week. Those interested are asked to see Mr. Guill. See NO. \, Page 8 AT&T Directors Control 30 Billion Dollars Help Confederate Vets Open .Convention SHREVEPORT, La., June 9 (IP) —To the strains of the Star Spangled Banner, , played by the TJ. S. Marine band, the 46th annual United Confederat veterans reunion was officially opened here this morning. Shtrevieporb is wh,ere thei last Confederate flag was dropped June 11, 1865. On the anniversary of the surrender, Thursday^ a special ceremony will be held on the' courthouse square here. . Sing-ing "I'm An Old-Time Confederate" the veterans interspersed the famous rebel yells as they sought to make the reunion one of the best in history. Asked if this might be one of the last) gatherings the old fellows showed resentment. They said they would meet until there was only one left. -® I Heard That 29 yeai's ago Mrs. H. H. Heiskell and'Earl Lewis went riding in the 62-year-old buggy which appeared in the Centennial parade here last week. Mr. Lewis owned the buggy and took Mrs. Helskell, who was then Miss Rate Lard, to Pampa's first Fourth of July picnic, Mrs, Heiskell found a picture taken that day and had a big time showing it to friends. That ty, was 104 degrees in the shade•yesjgr'day at. 5 p. m. here; 90 at 11 a. j Testimony Given to Communications Commission WASHINGTON. June 9. (#)— Testimony that 23 officers and directors of the American Telephone and Telegraph company also were officers or directors in other corporations having assets aggregating more than $30,000,000,000 was given today to the communications commission. N. R. Danlellan, commission investigator who made this statement at the commission's inquiry into the A. T. & T., said the primary consideration in selection of the company's directors "was not a knowledge of the telephone Industry but channels of influence" in the country's largest corporations. Danleljan, a former Instructor at Harvard university, said directors of 35 operating companies in the Bell System held important positions in 1,468 large corporations or partnerships, These firms represented, he said, "a large part- of the total corporate wealth of the United States." "Bell System officials have a voice in the administration of over $4,000,000,000 in financial and industrial assets," he added. WEATHER WEST TEXAS; Generally fair tonight and Wednesday; not quite so warm in the Panhandle tonight and In north and .west portions Wednesday, WILL OIL ON PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT DENIES EXECUTION CLEMENCY OKLAHOMA CITY, June 9 (A 1 )— The hangman's noose, idle in Oklahoma for 27 years, will be employed once more when Arthur Gooch, first man sentenced to die under the Lindbergh law, wafks to the gallows June 19. Gooch's last hope to escape hanging for the abduction of two Paris, Texas, peace officers faded yesterday when President Roosevelt declined executive clemency. The last man to hang in Oklahoma was Alf Hunter, a negro, condemned in 1909 for slaying Sheriff C. W. Garrison, pioneer Oklahoma county peace officer. But Hunter was not the last man sentenced to hang. In 1911 another negro, James Prather, was convicted of killing W. H. Aubrie, Oklahoma City, whom he had helped to rob. But Lee Cruce had become governor, and he had announced there would be no hangings during his administration. So Prattler's sentence .was commuted, toJlfe imprisonment. "' So great was the public clamor against hangings that the state legislature in 1913 abolished this method of execution and substituted the electric chair. Prather, who escaped the scaffold, died in the chair. He was convicted in 1918 of stabbing a fellow prisoner at McAlester penitentiary and again was sentenced to die. M OIL 111 ® E. T. BEATY LIVED IN PAMPA FOR LAST EIGHT YEARS 'Talking Map'Is , Nearly Planned Near final approval is the diorama or "talking map" exhibit which will advertise the oil counties of the Panhandle at the Fort Worth Centennial. Commltteemen who met here yesterday will meet again, probably Tuesday, at the office of the Mc- Cormlck company in Amarillo, where the map will be completed. Those hejre yesterday included: C. R. Stah'l, Borger, chairman; Garnet Reeves, Pampa; J. S. Wynne, Pampa; L. G. Daugherty, Dumas; Bedford Harrison, Shamrock; G. M. Hefley, Shamrock; Clayton Heare, Shamrock; Jim Trent, Wheeler; W. O. Puett, Wheeler; J. L. Foster, Wheeler; A. B. Crump, Wheeler; H. M. Martin, Groom; J. W. Knorpp, Groom; C; O. Green, McLean; Witt Springer, McLean. «•• JEWELRY BOBBED WICHITA, Kan., June 9. (IP)— The Laham Jewelry company in downtown Wichita was held up and robbed of about $12,000 in gems and money today by two men. People You Know (BY A." P.) - V The green water glittered, shaken into restlessness by sleek divers, suave swimmers, and on the bank sat the man who was a stranger to the running, splashing, jumping mass of youth. He had sat there and at other places on the banks, all day, without putting more than one foot into the water . . , middle-aged, grayish and thin with sharp bones protruding, . he said, no word, and no one spoke to him. Toward the close of the hot afternoon, he'stood suddenly on the bank and dived at the water. An unfeeling and unthinking boy on the diving tower jibed, "What did you hit flat for?" Scornful hate showed in the man's glance for a minute before he tip-toed to the showers. That night the boy remembered a ^peculiarly sensitive observation made by a friend during the day, end it hurt-.. . He could not go to sleep for sometime but Jay looking wide-eyed into the darkness. ''• "• Edgar T. Beaty, 49, was killed Instantly last night about 8:30 o'clock by the explosion of a boiler on the sianollnd Ware 11-10 lease six miles northwest of Skellytown. Cause of the blast lias not been determined. • Beaty had been a resident of Pampa for eight years, coming here from Dallas. He was working for the Warren and Robinson Drilling company when the accident happened. The test being' drilled for the Stanolind Oil and Gas company was spudded in Sunday. Mr. Beaty started work on the well at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. , Other men at work aroand the well were uninjured by the explosion. Mr. Beaty was standing close to the boiler and was hurled some distance by the blast. Investigation of the accident was under way by company officials this morning. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret and Doris Beaty, a son, Dale Beaty, three brothers, B. O. Beaty, W. A. Beaty and C. L. Beaty, all of Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Rutherford, Dallas, and Mrs. H. A. Beatie, Paris. The body was sent to Paris for burial by PampaMortuary, MORE ECONOMY TO BE SOUGHT BY CITY DADS Activities Will Be Resumed at the Fairground With detailed work caused by the Panhandle Centennial out of the way, the city commission last night approved a, tall stack of bills then began a discussion of activities for the coming weeks. Greater economy will be sought through a new system of checking •and reporting being worked out by City Manager C. L. Stine. All departments will be asked to account for all activities, time, and costs. WPA workers tomorrow will resume activities at the new fairground park. The personnel will be 15 men less than formerly, this number having been transferred to the Laketon-Mlaml road project. With the WPA program ending a period June 30 and setting up a new one, no new projects can be initiated until after that date. Workmen will put the. remaining amount of lumber on the grandstand and will repair and brace the board fence, 400 feet of which blew down during the celebration. The wall will be bound at the top, , * The major portion of the park program is yet to be launched, although approved by WPA officials. ^ Landon Daughter Is Given Movie Star Welcome CLEVELAND, June 9. (#>)—Nineteen-year-old Peggy Ann Landon has come to town—and no movie star ever received a more hysterical welcome. Enthusiastic crowds shouted and swirled about the daughter of Governor Alf M. Landon when she arrived in the great, marble concourse of the railroad terminal last night, • Secretaries from Landon headquarters seized the little figure in the gray tweed suit and scarlet blouse firmly by the elbows, and propelled her through the mob scene. She kept her chin up and her smile bright, but she confided later at Landon headquarters: "I was floored." She didn't come here to work, she said, although she did aid her father in his 1934 campaign. "I came here just to make friends—I hope," she smiled shyly. "I always wanted to come to a convention, and I though this would be gopd a time as any." W[r. and Mrs. W. M. McWright visited in Hereford Sunday and Monday, A Father Once More at 96 At 9G years of age, George Isaac Hughes of New Bern, N. C., is said to be the oldest man (o become a father as shown by authenticated medical records. The aged father is pictured here holding Ills daughter Mary Gertrude, bom June 3. With him arc Mrs. Hughes, 28, and their 17-month-old son, Franklin Roosevelt Hughes, bom Dec. 23, 1934. Sheepherder Is Slain; Two Boys Held By Sheriff Nephew of Gqn. John J. Pershing- Wounded FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 9, (&)—Two boys, one 15, and the other 12, faced extensive questioning and possible charges of murder today as the result of a shooting foray in which Tom Bates, 55, £v Sheepherder, was killed and Francis E. Warren, 22, a nephew of Gen. John J. Pershing, was wounded. Sheriff George J. Carroll of Cheyenne, Wyo., where the two lads were taken before being transferred here, said they confessed to the shootings. The boys, Wilbur Samuel McGuire, '14, and Robert Oliver, 12, escaped Sunday from the'Colorado industrial school at Golden. They drove a stolen car to the ranch between here and Cheyenne where Bates worked and entered Bates' cabin, the sheriff said. Bates seeing the automobile, started toward the cabin a,nd young McGuire, whom the sheriff quoted as boasting of his marksmanship, said he fired seven shots, the last striking Bates above the heart. Sheriff Carl Gooch of Larimer county said the boys then searched Bates, taking his watch and 15 cents. Returning to the cabin, they saw Warren approaching. While ha still was 300 yards away, the boys drove him back to his car with a spray .of lead, the sheriff said. Eight of the bullets struck Warren's car, and another hit his elbow. Warren fired two shots in return at his unknown foe and then drove his car 18 miles to Cheyenne. ^ Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dunwoody returned Friday from Denton where they attended the funeral of her uncle. PLAINS SOLON'S WRATH AROUSED BY DUST FILM Would Bar Picture From Being- Screened AUSTIN, June 9. (/P)—Eugene Worley of Shamrock, youthful delegate to the democratic national con-, vention, today demanded that the party take steps to prevent 1 display of the resettlement administration's "dust bowl," moving picture. Worley, a state legislator, said he would offer a resolution at the national convention asking Dr. Rexford Guy Tugwell to withdraw the film from distribution and to destroy it. "The picture is a libel on the great Texas Panhandle," he said. Worley said .the picture, "The Plow That Broke the Plains," was grossly unfair to the so-called "dust- bowl," recently splashing in welcomed rain. "That cameraman selected isolated spots for those pictures," complained Worley. "They show pictures of bleached bones. Maybe those- bones were of coyotes or horses. They don't bury all the carcasses up there, you know. "There are other scenes just as misleading. It doesn't fairly repr- resent the Texas Panhandle, or even the dust bowl. The Texas Panhandle is far, far from being a desert. It is a rich agricultural region, and home of the nation's finest, most hospitable and courageous people." Strikers Battle In Bullet Plant PARIS, June 9. (IP)— Socialist and communist strikers fought inside a munitions factory at Valenciennes today as fresh walkouts broke over France. A dozen socialists were reported injured in a clash after communists refused to accept a labor agreement submitted by operators of the plant. Thirty move socialists escaped over a wall, The new strikes were called by workers anxious to gain labor concessions similar to those won by 1,000,000 employes who participated in the 14-day "folded arms" refusal to work. The cabinet approved the first of the labor bills growing out of the advent of Leon Blum's socialist government. They were dispatched to parliament for quick consideration by a special committee. They provide for a 40-hour week, vacations with pay, collective labor contracts, and relief from the pension cuts "of former Premier Pierre Laval's decree laws for government jobholders and veterans, MANY BATTLES APPEAR POSSIBLE ON THE" FLOOR BY EDWARD J. DUFFT, Associated Press Staff Writer. CONVENTION HALL, CLEVELAND, June 9 WP)—In a perfunctory session which brought hone of the party strife to the surface, the republican convention opened today amidst a profusion of Landon Sunflowers. , Committees on platform, and other questions were set up and the members called to meet in an endeavor to reconcile behind closed doors, If possible, the many disputes under way. Under the forceful if diplomatic guiding gavel of Chairman Henry P. Fletcher, the routine was dispatched In less than an hour. Some of the delegates and many of the holders of gallery tickets did not even show up. John M. Hamilton, manager for Governor Alf M. Landon of Kansas, was at the center of an eager group right beneath Fletcher's nose during a large part of the proceedings. He said "all is well" and let It so at that. Senator Boran of Idaho, who is not a delegate this year, remained away; but Senator Vandenberg of Michigan—himself a possibility for the nomination in event of deadlock—visited with party leaders on the platform. There were no demonstrations. Caucuses of some state delegations later in the day were considered more important for the ultimate outcome than the opening session Itself, if decisions on whom to support were to be reached. It seemed likely, however, that several of the larger delegations would keep their own counsel to the last compared with the pellmell rush which put Herbert Hoover across in 1928 long before balloting began. Senator Frederick Steiwer of Oregon for whom this is the first convention, was given an ovation when formally elected to the temporary chairmanship. The convention recessed at 11:33 a. m. CST until 7 p. m. CST, when Steiwer will deliver the keynote address. The advantageous position held by the forces fighting for governor Alf Lanclon was acknowledged on • all sides. . Outwardly a deceptive calm prevailed. But underneath the surface struggles over places on the ticket and principles on which to oppose the new deal raged unabated. ; Bereft of the usual keynote speech, which was deferred until this evening in the vast auditorium bordering on Lake Erie, the opening session at 10 a. m. CST was confined to formalities. Delegates noticed that the frequent expressions of confidence coming from Landon leaders now contained fewer references to a sandwagon rush. At the same time ;he failure of any coalition of anti- Landonites to materialize had its effect. No single "stop Landon" eader has emerged to fuse the opposition. For over an hour last night senators Vandenberg of Michigan and Borah of Idaho walked through treets and parks, sometimes arm in arm. This stroll aroused renewed rumors of cooperation against Landon, but they went unverified. Big Shots Confer. There was a conference, too; between Frank Gannett, New York state publisher and Borah supporter, and Senator Vandenberg. Later 3eorge M. Moses, former Senator' from New Hampshire who is stiptig for Colonel Frank Knox, closeted himself with Vandenberg. But no • Sec NO. 2, Page 8 21-Gun Salute Will Greet FDR At Fort Worth FORT WORTH, June 9. President Roosevelt and his, party will arrive here at 2 p. m. Friday, to be greeted at the Texas" te Pacific station with a booming 21- gun artillery salute. Troop detachments from 14 Texas towns will be stationed along the line of march as the chief execU- tice is escorted through the city to Marine Park, where he will hear the welcome of Fort Worth citizens, and then .is taken for wv inspection of the Fort Worth Frontier Centennial, The program for the president's visit was announced Tuesday by Mayor Van ZJandt Janris, chairman of the reception committee, -tfhQ proclaimed Friday as "Fort Worth and West Texas president's Day. 1 ' The President will spend the night at the home of his son, Elllptt Roosevelt, near Ben Brook. I Saw ... Ely Fonville shivering this morning when he remembered how cold it was up In the mountains above Las Vegas last weekend wh'en'he got so cold he had to get up and build a fire. He left his family up there. • • Managers ,pf ^wjhandle Junto league baseball teams discussing'''!! proposal to send a team pj, t#ra ' picked from loeal clubs to |he Am«-' lean Legion tournament- »;r

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