Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 11, 1936 · Page 1
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PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT GIVEN GREAT OVATION AS HE ARRIVES IN HOUSTON S TOM TO Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle tM£ NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center TUNE IN KPDN (1310 k.c/s) Voice of Pampa Dally NEWS at "Top o' Texas" (VOL. 30, NO, £8) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 11, 1936 (10 PAGES TODAY) (PRICE FIVE CENTS) Twinkles Republicans are finding massed enthusiasm a wonderful thing. tiut those who are rehabilitated after a disaster show darned poor taste lit criticizing the cost of relief. * * * Concededly, however, there Is enough bad In any administration to Use aS campaign thunder for the opposition. The tiue measure of n man or a party is the direction of progress and the types of companions for the Journey. * * * Uncle Sam must be getting old —and wiser. Nicaragua has had a blistering revolt in progress for a week and we haven't saved any skins down there—yet. * * * One reason we hate to leave Pampa Is that there are a number of ant colonies on which we have been warring for several weeks without victory. * * * WORDS enjoyed a mess of sun perch Sunday without benefit of worm-dangling. But when it comes to perch, we'd prefer to do the nigger-fishing prior to the gustatory treat. . • , * * * Musing of the moment: Strange it Is that In every group of pictures of alleged beauties there are two. or three which inspire the query, "How come?". . . The stop- I/ANDon movement wasn't a soil conservation move, but it may be before the democrats finish their campaign. Most of the land, however, promises to be mud, even in the drought areas. . * * * Brevitorials yrVA.TEJAS! Over the border to Texas 'This year our hearts shall go, Bidding our children's children Remember the 'Alamo! Over the border to Texas, - -Texas,^a -dream-come true, ,... >. With the flags of her founder na. tibns Whipping against the blue. The. colours Columbus died for, The lilies France planted afar, The banner of Mcxicp libre, The flag of the Single Star; The Stars and Stripes, and the Stars and Bars, In brief loyal flower, and then Prom Texarkana to Rio Grande • The Star-Spangled Banner again! The Chlsholm Trail is ghostly Where the longhoras thundered through, Pineda- comes, de Vaca, .Lafltte and his rakish crew, Moccasined braves are stalking Where the Padres' feet have bled, And the Rangers ride and rally Their great and Bail&nt dead. LANDON'S NOMINATION CONCEDED 3 Pampans Eligible To Be Named Pampa Postmaster EICT OF HIT SPIVEY HOUSE IS DESTROYED IN FIRE HERE Four-Room Residence Burns Early Today; Explosion Is Cause of Flames FKECIF1TAT1ON FALLS NORTH BUT NOT FAR SOUTH I Fire, following an explosion, de! strayed the four-room frame resi- I deuce of Clint Spivey located at • ! 500 East Frederick street early this Steady rainfall from a heavily j morning. No one was at home clouded sky early today left .til! I when the fire broke out. The bulld- of an inch of • precipitation in the ing was a mass of flames when the skies cleared Memories haunt these gardens : Lovely, with yucca arid rose, 1 There's the spell of an old enchantment In the moonlit patios. Stag o'ri, Mocking bird, in the darkness, •'Play on, O Spanish guitar! Golden Mananas, Texas, Our Land of the Lonely Star! ' — Elizabeth Hanly Danforth ' :• .* * * Habits are nice things to have around—untl disturbed. It is most annoying, lor instance, to drive with confidence into an intersection only to find that a stop-sign : has' been removed, bringing up grave doubt as to whether the approaching motorist has any idea of slowing down, * * * CUCCESS DOES, as they say, suc- . • ceed. After a fashion, that is Sucess and size are not synonymous but it is a fact that residents o the bigger towns tend to get the major .honors, Sometimes success ful small town men gra,y(tate toward the cities. With, size goes a certain ego, often unconsciously assumec but apparent to critical observers Those who have position and hono "flock together," assuming that th publjc generally wishes to hear o their admitted supoesses. Success 1 a rolling stone which gathers jeer and sometimes a.llfHe rnoss. . . An Amarillo columnist spends half hi See COLUMN. Pace S',!.'' I Heard • C. P. Buckler, reading a lette from 'his daughter,' Marjorie, wh is; visiting in JJurope. She was en thusiaBtle about England and wond erjng why her father wasn't livin there now. C. P. remarked that h hadn't told his family why he lef 'Bill Bearle out at Skelly Schaft plant getting an oldrfashioned raz zing as he strutted around In new pfcil' of cowboy hoots last nigh B,ill Is manager of the champlonsh: Shelly playgroimd ball team. J- '• c&Vlsoh, wbo also produced a pal '&id that Bill could pull the strap instead of his hair when the scor 'Pampa area. The somewhat by mid-day. The rain was reported as having extended only a short distance east of Laketon, a shorter distance south, but intermittentently was substantial north a^cl northwest. Weather was somewhat cooler over the plains today, with local showers predicted for the afternoon. A trough of low pressure was re- orted over Arizona, but the upper Missouri Valley high pressure area ad moved southeastward and was ighest over the Dakotas. loosevelt Stops To Greet Small Crippled Child HOUSTON, June 11 (/P)—Three- ear-old Carolyn Croft—of all the lousands who lined ' Houston's treets to greet President Roosevelt oday—was the only person able to neck the fast-moving presidential arade. As the parade reached a point 'here 30 children from the clinic or crippled children waited to see he great friend of crippled chil- ren pass, the President signaled his ;rlver. The car slowed, almost topped. Carolyn's nurse, holding the child n her arms, stepped forward. The President smiled at Carolyn. "Hello there," said the cheery oice of the nation's chief executive. How are you?" Carolyn smiled. She clutched a doll a little tighter in her left arm. With her chubby right hand she waved a tiny American flag. She did not answer, but her companions, MI cots and in wheel chairs, chorused all right." The group was one of two con- ingents of crippled children to see he parade. Carolyn, a golden-haired little girl, is the daughter of Mr. and Vlrs. S. J. Croft of Palestine. The child underwent an. operation yesterday for a foot ailment. Because she begged to see the President, arrangements were made for he children to occupy a vantage point in the Unejif the parade. French Employer Shoots a Striker fire department arrived. Residents living near me Spivey home told Fire Chief Ben While that they were wakened about 10 o'clock by an explosion and saw flames shoot from the west side of the house where all the windows had been shattered. The fire department was called. Just as the truck was nearing the blazing building, another explosion occurred, the firemen reported. The firemen had to string 1,700 feet of hose, which was from, the nearest fire plug. Both trucks hac to be dispatched in order to have enough hose to reach the burning building. The blaze was placec under control soon after water was available but by that time • the house was past saving. The house was partly coverec by insurance and the contents were fully insured, Chief White said this morning., Mr. arid . Mrs. Splvej re'side'd''in""one" part" of the' nous and rented an apartment to Mi and Mrs. Rex Elliott. An Investigation of the explosior and fire is under way, directed o; Chief Ben White, District Attorne; Lewis Goodrich, and County Attor ney Sherman White. Socialist Chief Is Assassinated In Spanish City MADRID, June 11 W)—Anloni Romano, 62, President of the Malag provincial parliament and the prov ince's leading socialist, was asses sinated today in the city of Malagc Street fighting immediately brok out between partisans of the socialis and syndicalist factions, althoug both are members of the leftist coa lition which governs Spain today. Meanwhile the government re ported it had 'smashed a rightist movement in seven provinces. A group of unidentified men opened fire on President Romano as he appeared on the street. At the same time, a band of alleged syndicalists attacked the local socialist club and wounded one man with pistol fire. , Business in Malaga was paralyzed by a general strike. :. H. Walker Given Recommendation , By Faulkner C. II. Walker, W. M. Craven, tuu\ J. M. Carlock have been Certified s eligible to receive appointment as postmaster at Pampa, according o Slier Faulkner, county democra- ic chairman. These Pampans stood, in the order named, when the applications were examined at Washington, D. by federal authorities. One of he three is expected to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate within a week President Roosevelt is expected to mako the appointment on his re,urn to the capital. Mr. Faulkner said that he had •ecommended Mr. Walker to the appointment, sending his recom- nendotion to Congressman Marvin Jones. It is customary to recom- nend .the applicant standing at the top of the list, Mr. Faulkner said, unless there are particular reasons for net doing so. In the present Instance he followed the unual custom. Mr. Walker formerly was postmaster at Dalhart, and publisher there, before. moving to Pampa several years ago to engage in tlv office supply business. Mr. Craven is city judge-tax assessor-collector Mr. Carlock is employed at thr First National ba.nk. Procedure for Cashing Vets' Bonds Outlinee Local postoffice officials deslr to inform veterans who will recelv adjusted compensation certificate next week that they will gain nothing by taking them to payin offices to be 'cashed. The sam speed In cashing will be possibl through the local office since n paying station can pass out chect. upon receiving bonds. Every postoffice in the nation must take the bonds, give a receipt for them, and then mail a check to the veteran whose name appears on the certificate. Veterans in this section can present their bonds at the local .post- office for cashing. The bonds will be mailed to Dallas and the following day a check will be issued. If the bonds are taken to paying stations, such as the postoffice at Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Oklahoma City, Dallas or other large cities, they will have to be left and the check mailed to the home address. ®- LIKELf TO BE PLATFORM IS DRAFTED TO SUIT LANDON IDEAS As lucky' Luciano's Luck Ran Out PARIS, June 11 (fP)— Premier Leon Blum marched his labor reform program toward a legislative vote aday amid fresh strikes and disorders. The first bloody incident of the recurring walkouts occurred at Versailles where an employer shot one af his striking workers. Cafe, restaurant, and hotel em- ployes declared a general strike and paraded through the streets of the iapital to enforce the union walkout order. The government moved swiftly to obtain parliamentary approval of the first bills to grant strikers' demands. A special study committee of 33 members of the chamber of ieputies approved the proposals aft- 3i the socialist premier had given ais personal endorsement. 40 AND 8 TO MEET The regular meeting of voiture 395, 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux, will be held in the American Lellon hut at 8. o'clock tonight. All voyageurs are urged to be present, says the chef de gare. Now Is the time to secure members for the American Legion and plans will be discussed, at tonight's meeting. . Fall in Amarillo Fatal to Woman WEST TEAS: Generally fair tonight and Friday, except showers in the Panhandle tonight; warmer in north, portion Friday, AMARILLO, June 11. (/P)—Mrs. Oscar N. Womack, 30, fell to her death today from the eighth floor of a hotel here. Several persons saw her dangling in mid-air before she slipped free from her coat, which had caught on a fire escape railing. Authorities learned she had entered the hotel unnoticed, made her way to the fire escape through an open room and, after writing a farewell note to her husband, fallen to her death. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harmon of Lanrpasas. ^ CONFEDERACY 'OMITTED' SHREVEPORT, La., June 11. (fl 3 ) —Resolutions censoring the management of the exposition at Dallas for "wulful or Ignorant acts oi omission in eliminating or omitting the history of the progress of Texas under the confederacy" and protesting the placing of a statue of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, "a federal spy," in the hall of statues at the Centennial were adopted by the Sons of Confederate Veterans here today. 1IOOVEK CHEEKED NEW YORK, June 11 (IP)—A cheering crowd of several hundred persons greeted former President Herbert Hoover today on his arrival in New York on a business trip. Mr. Hoover would not discuss the progress of the republican convention at Cleveland, which he addressed last night. LATS MEWS PARIS, June 11. (X*)— The Chamber of Deputies' today approved the first legislative project of Premier Blum, passing- a bill which gives paid vacations to all workers. CLEVELAND, June 11. (/P)— Landon managers: decided today, after a ciie-sided defeat in the resolutions subcommittee, not to carry their battle for a minimum wage constitutional amendment any further, KILLED IN CRASH AMARILLO, June 11. (/P)— Ella Mae Rhodes, 2, was killed here today noon in a car crash. The child, riding with her mother, was thrown through a glass . door by the impact and pinned beneath the car overturned in a collision. CONVENTION H Ala/, Cleveland, June H, (/P)—With the nomination of Governor Alf Landon of Kansas for the presidency conceded on all Rides, the republican convention struggled into late hours today to compose Its platform differences, name a ticket and get back home. Both Col.. Frank Knox of Illinois and Senator Authur Vandenberg of Michigan were mentioned as most likely for the vice-presidential nomination; but Vandenberg nas said repeatedly he' would nol accept. He urged Knox. They and all the other erstwhile rivals of "the Sunflower candidate' decided not even to have their names presented for president. Senator William E. Borah, who has been a big figure in all the proceedings, still would not say whether he would campaign for- the ticket. He seemed satisfied with the platform draft, as it stood before the debate—but said cryptically "the candidate is the platform." The fifth session had to be recessed until mid-afternoon before the long-awaited platform was ready. The policy subcommittee, worn from its long hours, finally left out any direct mention of the gold standard and no recommendation for the constitutional amendment for state minimum wage legislation. Governor Landon's views had been obtained to the last minute, but was overridden on the amendment suggestion. Borah won out for a declaration against joining the League of Nations or the world court, and a pledge ;to attack the monopoly problem. A prairie fire of Landon sentiment swept the fifth session of the lepubllcan convention, prompting jredictions that the Kansas gov- irnor with Col. Frank Knox of Illinois as a running mate, would ie nominated for the presidency, osslbly tonight. One after another of the Landon competitors withdrew their names while the great mass of yet foot- oose delegates joined up. Whether ,he impending platform debate would be as harmonious was in doubt. Col. Frank Knox released his delegates shortly after Senators Vandenburg of Michigan, Borah ol Idaho and Dickinson of Iowa had done the same. The tenor of their assertions was the same, in the words of Knox: "The crisis in national affairs demands complete harmony." Again the floor proceedings were slow in getting under way as the weary delegates awaited the still- working platform builders. It was learned that Governor Landon, who considered the sub committee draft overnight, did no like the monetary plank omitting any mention of gold. Friends said lie did not insist upon a pledge to work for return to the gold stand ard, but urged a specific mention of gold. He also wanted the farm plank overhauled and suggested one cov ering the question of federal re gulation of utilities. The commit tee inserted the latter this morning but refused to restore a plank fo a constitutional amendment fo states to fix minimum wages, evei Each facing a total sentence of 124 (o 1,240 years' imprisonment, Charles 'Lucky' Luciano (left) and his co-defcnants in New York's sensational vice trial climb into the black inaria for the ride to the Tombs after hearing: the jury's "guilty" verdict. The nine prisoners, alleged to comprise the country's biggest vice ring, were convicted on all G2 counts of tin 1 indictment. Landon Request For Wage Plank Finally Denied People You Know (BY A. F.) Here we have two high school boys on their vacation. They are digging a pipe line. They are Stokes and Moose. They are arguing as usual. Did you ever notice how inseparable friends can argue? Stokes and Moose ar arguing over what kind of pie their boarding room lady put in their lunch. Moose thinks it was cheery pie, or something. Stokes thinks it was chocolate. Now they have stopped arguing. Don't you think that Moose looks a little pooped. -No. He is just laughing at that college boy who was a freshman last year. The fish Is earnestly telling about the "pipe courses" he had. Moose thinks he is very funny. ' Perhaps he is. (See NO. 1, Page 5) Number of Changes Are Made in Platform BY NATHAN ROBERTSON, Associated PrcSs Staff Writer. CLEVELAND, June 11 (/P) — A platform designed to compromise "liberal" and "conservative" demands on economic issues was submitted to the republican resolutions committee today after a subcommittee had made last minute revisions at the request of Gov. Alf ftf. Landon. The sub-committee complied with virtually all of Landon's suggestions except that for the inclusion of a plank advocating a constitutional amendment to permit state minimum wage legislation. The platform contended hours and wages could be regulated by states without an amendment. CLEVELAND, June 11 (/P)— The republican platform finally einerg- at noon today from the resolutions subcommittee of the national convention, after a number cf changes had been made at the request of Gov. Alf M. Landon, of Kansas, prospective nominee. Members of tns subcommittee said Landon had been given almost everything he asked in changes of the original compromise platform, except a plank for a constitutional amendment to permit minimum wage legislation by states. Two of Landon's high command said the demand for this plank would be carried to the full committee which meets .this afternoon. Allen Satisfied Some committee members said, however, that former Senator Henry Allen of Kansas, one of Landon's chief platform spokesmen! was satisfied with the form in which the document emerged from the subcommittee. Landon's demand for revisions in the compromise platform complet- (Sce NO. 2, Page 5) SPEAKING DATES OF CANDIDATES ARE ANNOUNCES Miller, Fischer And Douglass Dates Listed BUTTLE FIELD WILL SPEAK TODAY AT SAN ANTONIO AND, AUSTIN John R. Miller, democratic cand date for congressman of the 18lh district, will be the honored guest and speaker at a Townsend prcnic rally at LeFors Sunday. Other speakers at the rally will be C. W. Baynham of Amarillo, and Emits Favors of Pampa. Everyone is invited to attend this basket picnic. Free lemonade and coffee will be furnished, and the entertainment planned will consist of special music and speeches from Townsend club members from all over the district. Fischer Is Coming:. F. W. Fischer of Tyler, candidate for governor, who says oil, gas, sulphur, and other natural resources should be taxed to pay every man and woman over 65 a pension of $15 a month, will carry his views to the voters of West Texas next week, and will speak at Pampa at 8 p. m. Tuesday, June 16. Earlier in the day he will talk at Memphis, Welington, Shamrock, and McLean. Fischer will speak on Wednesday, June 17, at White Deer at 10 a. in., at Panhandle at 2 p. in., at Borger at 4 p. m., at Amarillo at 8 p. m.; on Thursday, June 18, at Canyon, at 10 a. m., at Tulia at 11:30 a. m., at Plainview at 2 p. in., at Floydada at 4 p. m., at Lubbock at p. m. BY D. HAROLD OLIVER, Associated Press Staff Writer. HOUSTON, June 11 (/P)—President Roosevelt, after a rousing reception in Houston, declared at nearby San Jacintu battle field today that "we as a nation desire no further expansion." Speaking to thousands under a roiling sun on the historic spot vhere a century ago General Sam Houston defeated a Mexican army nd opened the way for Texas in- ependence, the President declared, lowever, that establishment of the 'exas republic by force of arms eemed to have been Justified "by he colonization of later years." HOUSTON, June 11 (/P)—A rousing welcome greeted President Roosevelt as he arrived in Texas today to spend two days in helping the state celebrate its 100th birthday of independence from Mexico. Thousands gathered at the station iere and along the route to 75th treet wharf where a yacht waited o take the chief executive 23 miles o San Jacinto battle field. There he was to make his first of three :peeches on Texas soil today, the ithers coming at San Antonio and Austin tonight. Governor James V. Allred and Vtayor Oscar F. Holcombe, with an official committee of 17 prominent loustonians, welcomed the President as automobile horns and whistles blared forth a carnival greet- ng. The city's anti-noise ordinance had been suspended for three minutes for the purpose. The first cheers rang out as the train puffed slowly into the station and stopped at lines of naval reserves and national guardsmen. Mrs. Roosevelt was the first of the official party to step from the train and get into the waiting air-cooled automobile. A moment later the President stepped briskly from the train, raising" his hat as he approached the automobile. After Mr. Roosevelt was seated Governor James V. Allred, wearing a 10-gallon hat, emerged from the train. Governor Allred occupied the rear seat with the President and Mrs. Roosevelt. The President, smiling broadly, chatted with the governor while-.* battery of photographers took pic-'" tures. " - • . .• Then the big flag-draped machine moved under the station shed where the official reception committee greeted the party. Thousands of persons crowded around the ropes. Some of. them stood in the hot sun more than an hour before the train arrived. After the brief reception, the par rade of some 20 automobiles started for the downtown section. The par rade moved rapidly, sometimes going as fast as 35 miles an hour, and the throngs that packed the streets for several miles got only a fleeting impse of the presidential car. The entire route was roped off nd traffic in the city was at a .andstill for the approximately 30 ninutes it took the parade to pass a-ough the business section before. ontinulng to the turning basin 'in e ship channel. There boats awaited to take the arty down the channel to the battle round. Houston "closed shop" for the ap« roximately three hours of the Pres- dent's visit. Mayor Oscar Holcombe reclaimed . the day "President's ay" and asked that it be observed s a holiday. Most of the public uildings and business houses were losed. Banks didn't open until . fter 10 a. m. Parties on the train said the trip rom Little Rock, Ark., to Houston •as without incident. Accompanying the President and ' Mrs. Roosevelt on their swing thru he southwest were many notables', BLONDE STARTS CAMPAIGN TO REELECT HOOVER PRESIDENT CLEVELAND, June 11. Francis J. Clair, a platinum blonde from New York City, embarked today on a one-woman campaign to re-elect Herbert Hoover president of the United States. Bearing three orchids instead of a delegate's badge, the pretty New Yorker jumped from her gallery seat and ran to the floor when the former president entered the republican national convention last night. "Let me by," she cried, as she swept down the crowded aisle, side stepping burly ushers, and reached the foot of the speaker's platform. "We want Hoover!" she shouted, looking up at the smiling Californian. She seized an American flag from the stand, mounted a chair beside John Hamilton! .campaign manager for Gov. Alf M, Landon, and began to wave the flag and shout Hoover's name. "Here, gimme that flag, you can't do that," said an usher. "Well, maybe I can't but I've got it," replied Mrs. Clair, waving. And after Hoover had finished his speech, Mrs. Clair renewed the cry, "we want Hoover," to which the band kept time as other delegates smilingly joined in. As the convention recessed, her orchids were faded and her right hand blistered from waving her flag. Hoover admirers clustered about her. "You've started something," said a bald-headed fat man. "Yes," she answered, "and I'm going to keen it up until I get him elected." Mrs. Olair confided that she had admired Hoover for "many years." To Open Campaign. PANHANDLE, June 11. —Curtis Douglass, Panhandle attorney, wil formally open his campaign for state senator in the 31st senatorial district at Spearman and Perryton Saturday, June 13. Although Douglass announced his candidacy several weeks ago, he has not made any addresses. His Spearman talk will be made at 1:30 p. m. and the Perryton address a 3:30 p. m. Several carloads of people from Panhandle will accompany Mr Douglass to Spearman and Perryton. Business men of Panhandle recently purchased a loud speaker anc it has been installed in Douglass automobile. This loud speaker wil make it easy for the crowds to hea Mr. Douglass outline his views 01 governmental problems. Following is the schedule of hi addresses announced for the nex two weeks: Saturday, June 13, 1:30 p. Spearman; 3:30 p. m., Perryton. Tuesday, June 16, 10:30 a. m Channing; 1:30 p. m., Hartley; 4 p m., Stratford; 6 p. m., Texhoma visit. Thursday, June 18, 10:30 a. in (See NO. 3, Page 5) (See NO. 4, Page 5) Six Persons Are Hurt in Crash SWEETWATER, June 11 (/P)— Mrs. H. Y. Price Sr, of Evant was seri- usly injured and five other persons ' were hurt when a truck and automobile collided head-on on a hill " five miles east of here early today. Mrs. Price was taken to a hospital with a fractured hip, lacerations : and bruises. Her nose was almost severed. . " •-'•'• Others injured weft. -.her daughter, Miss Christine Prifco, and V. ', Hartman Smith, 25, driver of th? truck; Herbert Johnson, Porir Art. . ..-, thur; Charles Workman, Stratford,' Okla., and Bruce Oliver, Texarkana. They have cuts and bruises. The Prices were moving from Lubbock to Evant. The women were ex*. tricated from the truck cab with hacksaws and crowbars. I Saw . . . A dozen or so big fish brought back Tuesday from northern NeSf Mexico fishing places by Dickie Ken,* nedy and his dad, D. C. Kennedy, The boy conceded his father caught "some of them." ', Several smaller youngsters it on tha lam when a larger girl a big dog beside the wading pool in the

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