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ROOSEVELT ASSAILS MONOPOLY AS HALF MILLION CHEER HIM AT DALLAS Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle -o f HE NEW PAMPA fastest Growiifg City in Texas—Pafthartdle Oil And Wheat Center TUNE IN KPDN (1310 k.c.'s) Voice of Pampa Dally NEWS at "Top o' Texas" (VOL. 30. NO, 59) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 12, 1936 (12 PAGES TODAY) (PRICE FIVE CENTS) ORDS O.E.H. BYKOH Twinkles . Sktppy, the family dog:, views with apprehension his approaching sojourn to a stale which creels monuments to horses. v * * * And the Young Man says that rain or no rain, he wishes his 9 a m: buggy rides to continue. * * * It's a small matter, but WORDS has a "sncakin"' Idea that chlg- g-cr»—his worst Inject enemy— Inhabit the blue grass, ' * * * The earth Is a chemical laboratory. In all laboratories, water Is necessary ' to carry out essentin processes. But the ayerage plainsman wishes only enough water to keep stock and crops alive. * * .* •Mrs. Gusliaway says! the old- timerS arc about the only folk who are in demand to tell about their personal experiences. * * * Musings of the moment: It Is Impossible to acknowledge all expressions of good wishes sent to WORDS and Gllmore Nunn. Some of them are classics of philosophy. They make one realize, that, .truly .there are few things of real value in this world, and that friendship Is one of these. Writes J. C. Estlack of Clarendon: "Please bear in mind that dozens of West Texans will live with .you in spirit in the Blue Grass belt. You will have our best wishes. To grow old without ever having lived is life's greatest tragedy. You fellows are living- Hying every day in the minds of hundreds of loyal friends, many of whom know you only through the Pampa Daily NEWS." * * .* Brevitorials "Anticipated pleasure waxes lame, I hate to have the thing: (or which I came." * * * . IJIHE. ABOVE LINES, written by Mody Boatrlght as he approached graduation from West Texas Teachers college, express the feeling of this columnist as he punches out this last column for the Pampa Daily NEWS. It Is not easy to write "30" on a newspaper which one saw- born, which has been his hobby, his refuge, his inspiration in a city Which captured his admiration before there was a paving brick laid, when ,paved roads and fine public buildings were hardly conceived in the minds 'of civic leaders. Not long out. of college, WORDS came to Pampa as oho of the youngest daily newspaper editors in the country. Readers and the public have been kind, the newspaper has prospered, mistakes of the hand have been forgiven; it Is our sincerest wish that our shortcomings will be remembered as not of the heait. * * *. When oldtime press telegraphers came to a rest period, such as noon, it Is said thai they sent "30," .meaning 1 30 minutes off duty. .The symbol came to mean simply '"the end." Today thousands Of reporters, without knowing- why, write "30" at the end of their stories. * * * TT IS NOT easy to leave friends who have made Pampa such a pleasant home these more than 9 years. It is not easy to leave a city which has recorded one's wedding, and the firth. of his first child. Church, school, clvjo club, and ."street corner" ties of a decade cannot be forgotten in a life time. Struggles become sweet memories . with the passing years, . . But the average map—and WORDS is only that—rhust take his. opportunities as he finds them, and the move to Kentucky seems to' be "in the books" and not one to be declined. ;' •• * * * Bcg-fin? your pardon for chang- In to the first person this one time, I wish it clearly understood that in going to Kentucky I am no fugitive from the drought and dust-storms. I believe in the Panhandle of Texas. It has been my home for 30 years, I have seen hard years, but well remembered are/ tj»e better <mes. The Panhandle will come back. Its soil fertility is largely intact. Droughts, are -cycles of weather over which no man has control, DON'T SELL THE PLAINS SHORT! • '-. ••."•" ;. * •*-, * , , • TN LEAVING Pampa I am con* sciou4 of leaving .broken an old rule,dvn£\yspaperinB, Every newspaper m&n Is 'supposed to have eneniies, I pamipt' find it in my heart to hate .e,ven one Pampan. There are, some traits in some folks which I could wish they did not possess. ? But as, whole personalities. I find them likeable, I remember faceii; I do npt always remember names. Faces come to mind readily as I think of good wiH trips, conventions attended, contacts made. I recall men and women who have impressed me as gharmhig, whose names } d,o not know. I wish I might Meet thern all, not only here, but in my new home. Jt will always be % pleasure—an exquisite one— , |M COLUMN, I*** I KNOX IS LAM'S RUNNING MATE T T 111 PRESIDENT AIMS BLOW AT HOUSE MEASURE IN LETTER WASHINGTON, June 12. (/P) —A sharp attack directed by the chamber of commerce of the Unitec States against both house and senate tax bills came today as conferees met again to compose differences in the two measures. Harper Slbley, chamber president, aimed his criticism particularly against the house measure which would provide a graduated levy up to 42 >4 per cent against the undistributed corporation profits. The chamber executive declarcc the senate bill, which provides foi a flat 7 per cent tax on such profits, was to be "preferred, although it also imposes penalties upon reasonable retention of earnings needed for business purposes." In a letter to all members of the organization, Sibley declared the house proposal "would obstruct industrial growth and the progress of recovery." 'World-Minded,' FDR Declares Of His Nation DALLAS, June 12, (/P)—President Roosevelt in an informal luncheon address here today said-the .United States was "world-minded," but its help to foreign nations beset with dangers would be merely "moral. Praising "national unity," the president said "we have become not only nation-minded but world minded; that is why we are in' terested in peace." Saying he was worried about dangers abroad, the president declared he wanted to keep America's feet on the ground" and 'extend its policy of friendliness and good will. " He said he wanted to make it clear that American help would bo confined to .moral aid in working for settlement of^ foreign troubles. Knox: 'Grateful' For Nomination MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., June 12. /P)—Col, Frank Knox, Chicago publisher, nominated as the republican candidate for vice president, today said he was "profoundly grateful at this mark of confidence • the unanimous vote of the ponvention discloses." The Colonel, driving through Chicago from the republican national convention at Cleveland, made a short stop here. He received his first word of the convention's action as . he stepped into the lobby of the Spaulding hotel here. He said he would make formal comment on his selection as running mate for Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kansas, republican presidential candidate, after he reached Chicago. Russians Hail New Democracy MOSCOW June 12 (#)—Soviet lussia hailed today an approach- ng type of "advanced democracy" under which her 165,000,000 people, enjoying new freedom, will elect part of their governing representatives ; by direct and secret rote. A new constitution, drawn up for final enactment in the'autumn, not only extends the rights of all" citizens to freedom • of speech, press, employment and religion, but guarantees protection for private property and sets up .two parliament- ike bodies. I Heard Mayor W. A. Bratton back from Dallas where he was a guest at the official opening of'the Centennial Exposition remarking, "Well, Jimmie and I got that gate open in fine style." "pie mayor received a telegram yesterday asking him to be guest on the platform when resident Roosevelt spoke this morning but press of business kept from accepting. President Pens Texas Speeches While the republican tumultous- ly nominated Governor Landon of Kansas as their candidate for president, President Franklin D. Koosevelt touretl Xexas. lie is pictured in the White House at work on drafts of the speeches prior to leaving. In his Dallas address today lie called for "democracy in opportunity." Two Million In Oil Money Given State In Ruling WOMAN'S PLAN TO SAVE GOOCH IS GOING AWRY Planned to Appeal To President Tomorrow OKLAHOMA CITY, June 12 (/P)— The plan of Mrs. Mable Bassett, state commissioner of charities and corrections, to maxe a personal plea to President Roosevelt to save Arthur Gooch from the ;oing awry today. gallows was Gooch, first sentenced to'die under the so-called Lindbergh kid- naping law, is scheduled to hang at Oklahoma prison June 19 for the abduction of two Paris, Texas, peace officers. Mrs. Bassett had planned to seek an audience with the President at Muskogee tomorrow. 'The President's train will arrive at Muskogee oarly," she said, "too sarly for the President to bo up. "I don't know whether it will be lossible for us to see him. However, we have wired both the President and Mrs. Roosevelt asking for an audience, and for a stay of execution until the President can examine the case personally." Meanwhile, Mrs. Almeta Good), mother of the condemned man, was at'Dallas seeking an audience with Mrs. Roosevelt. In addition to the request for an audience, the President was being sent today at Dallas the petitions of 1,300 Oklahoma City and Paris, Texas, residents asking clemency 'or Gooch. Mrs. Bonnie Lee Abel of Okla- loma City and Mrs. E. S. Hildebrand of Paris, Texas, visiting here, circulated the petitions. Another petition of 1,100 names was prepared for Governor E. W. Marland asking he use his influence n Gooch's behalf. Stanolind's Suit Is Sent Back With Instructions AUSTIN, June 12 (IP)— Attorney General William McCraw said today that the judgment of the El Paso civil appeals court yesterday in a vacancy suit, if permitted to stand, would mean the greatest recovery in the history of the state for the public free school fund. McCraw was advised that the court reversed and remanded with Instructions the case of the State of Texas versus Stanolind Oil & Gas company and others. ' Under this ruling, the state would recover approximately $2,000,000 for oil already produce, the land in dispute and future royalties, the attorney general said. The case involves title to approximately 300 acres of valuable oil lands in oil field the heart in Pecos of tho county. Yates The properties are situated between section 101, 102, 103, and 104 of T. .C. railway surveys on tho north and O. G. Yates survey 34 !i on the south. McCraw said the case was re- andedfWith instructions lo locate the land according to the contention of the state. Foreign Elements In French Strike Feared by Police PARIS, June 12 (IP)— Police acted today to prevent mass demonstrations as officials expressed fear of "foreign elements" in the French strike crisis. Roger Salengro, minister of the interior, announced his police had the situation in hand after gendarmes arrested persons who refused to "keep moving" and formed crowds on the streets. ' Salengro declared strikers were _radually resuming work and that 687 factories, held by strikers previously had been evacuated in the last 24 hours. ENTIRE LEGISLATURE IS HEADED BY GOVERNOR DALAS, June 12 (fl>) —Louisiana's state legislature, in special session at the Texas Centennial exposition today, endorsed President Roosevelt for re-election and urged the republican party to adjourn its convention so Roosevelt could be elected unanimously. Governor Richard Lcchc convened the Louisiana lawmakers immediately after the chief executive had spoken in the cotton bowl stadium on the exposition grounds. DALLAS, June 12 (XP)—Governor Richard Leche convened the Louisiana legislature in the cotton bowl at the Texas Centennial immediately after President Franklin D. Roosevelt concluded an address there today. The body, in official session, considered a bill of congratulations to Texas, its citizens and others involved in the successful presentation of the Centennial celebration of the state's existence. It was the first occasion of a state legislature holding an official meeting on the soil of another commonwealth. DALLAS, June 12. (/P)—Governoi Richard W. Leche of Louisiana, surrounded by leaders of his state political organization which when headed by the late Senator Huey P. Long waged hot battle with President Roosevelt's administration, today renewed friendly personal acquaintance with' the nation's chief executive. After arriving in Dallas with nearly 1,000 Louisianans, including the legislature and nearly every elective and appointed state officia; aboard special trains, Gov. Leche conferred with the President in the latter's private car, and then hurried out to the Texas Centennial grounds with his contingent to hear him speak. Gov. Leche and the President were honored visitors to the Centennial Exposition, and reiceived acclaim as, with separate police escorts, they sped through the city's streets, sirens screeching. Gov. Leche and the Louisianians arrived in Dallas first. The governor got in on one of two special trains from Baton Rouge, and many others came on a special from New Orleans. The governor of Louisiana and the President made close connections. After the governor's special pulled into the Exposition grounds where it was sidetracked a few minutes after 9 a. in., Gov. Leche was bustled into an automobile and rushed to a railroad station, several miles away to meet the President whose car arrived at 9:20. President Roosevelt remained aboard his car and received the governor privately with Mrs. Roosevelt, and the President's son, Elliott Roosevelt, who swung onto the car as it slowed down to stop. After about ten minutes, talk, Gov. Leche emerged smiling, and rejoined Lieutenant-Governor Earl K. Long, brother of the late senator, members of his uniformed staff, and Adjutant-General Raymond H. Fleming, who accompanied him as military aide. In a few minutes Mrs. Roosevelt came out of the car, followed by the President, and both proceeded through Dallas streets, jammed with Sec NO. 1, Page 8 Larger Children And Dogs To Be Kept Out of Pool The children's wading pool in lentral park, constructed by the 'ampa Rotary club, has been opened for the summer months and with the opening has arrived the usual spring trouble of older child•en and dogs driving out the 'oungsters. City officials have been notified of the situation and have instructed the park superintendent tp keep arge boys and girls and dogs from vadjng in the pool. The wading pool was built for the use of children under 8 years. Parents. of. older children are asked to warn them not to play In the wading pool at the park. • - .». TO CONTINUE BATE . WASHINGTON, June 12 (/P)— The Interstate Commerce commission- today announced emergency railroad freight rate charges would be continued for six months after June 30 with certain modifications, Borah Refuses To Commit Himself Won't Say Whether He'll Vote for Landon o- WASHINGTON, June 12 Senator Borah of Idaho refused today to say whether he would vote for Governor Landon for president. Back in Washington after being defeated by the Kansan for the Republican presidential nomination, he told reporters he was "not clear" as to the meaning of the message Landon seftt to the Cleveland convention before he was nominated last night. , Republican leaders had been waiting anxiously for word as to Borah's attitude toward the gold plank which Landon added, tp ttw convention platform. The Idahoan previously had opposed vigorously a, return to the gold monetary standard. "I do not fear to comment on Governor Landon's message to the convention," Borah said at a press conference. "I am not clear as to what it means." Borah declared he felt "no obligation" to Col. Prank Knox, the republican nominee for vice president. ' Asked whether he thought he had, received a "square deal" in negotiations with Landon leaders, he said: "I am willing to say it was a square deal." He added he had received no personal assurance from Landon groups as to its stand on currency. GOP Ticket -<§> CONVENTION HALL, CLEVELAND, June 13 UP)— It's Landon and Knox for the republicans. Matching its demonstration of harmony of last night, the republican convention today nominated almost by acclamation Col. Frank Knox of Illinois (lower photo) for vice-president on the ticket with Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kansas (upper). POLICE CHIEF'S WIDOW TALKS ESKRIDGE TRIAL Testimony Finished In The Trial of Minister HOUSTON, June 12. (/P)—Mrs. Ed O'Reilly, widow of the slain Orange police chief, testified today at the trial of the Rev. Edgar Eskridge as the state sought to close its case against • the crusading preacher. Mrs. O'Reilly, speaking in a voice scarcely audible, said she had heard many of Eskridge's sermons. "The sermons were very sensational," she said. She added, however, that she never heard a/iything in his sermons or in conversations with him which would lead her to believe the minister's mind was not normal. In a parade of lay witnesses was Sheriff J; H. Cain of Derridder, La., who testified three $100 bills were found in Eskridge's boots when the pastor was arrested in Louisiana See NO. 2, Page 8 People You Know (BY A. F.) Here we have a soft ball game going on. The pitcher is the first one you see. He has on a uniform. Note his elaborate windup and his poker face. The two wives over there In the car are heckling him. He has just fanned their husbands. See the paunches on the shortstop and the catcher. They and all the other business men, and wage earners and oil field workers on the team love to play either because of the exercise or because there Is still a lot of the Boy in them— the boy that loves an outdoor game. They think more of the playing than of the winning. But their women folks and their fellow church members and their fellow company employes an,d their wives come to sea them win or lose. That's probably why more people saw soft ball games in the U. 8. last year than any other single popular sport. III VOTES III FIRST BJLLIT VANDENBERG ASKS HIS NAME BE WITHDRAWN CONVENTION HALL, CLEVELAND, June 12 (/P)—The Republican convention nominated Col. Frank Knox of Illinois for the vice presidency today with the same unanimity that marked the nomination of Governor Alf M. Landon of Kansas for the presidency last night. From the start of the call of the states, the delegates went for him without o solitary dissent; cheered a telegram from Landon saying the "road led to victory in November;" and disbanded for the intense campaign already under way For a time a "draft Vandenberg" movement seemed in the making. But the Michigan senator, in a letter read to the convention, asked that his name not be considered. He said he could "serve more effectively on the floor of the senate during the next Landon administration." Col. Knox had left the city with a landslide for him farthest from his mind. He indicated an expectation that Vandenberg would be nominated and accept. There were plain signs that some of the main Landon leaders were working for Vandenberg on the ticket, even after the convention met. But they finally joined the rush. No other name was voted on. Governor Harry W. Nice of Maryland and former Ambassador Walter Edge of New Jersey .took the rostrum, as did Knox and Vandenberg for Landon last night, to withdraw their names and call for a unanimous vote. There was a brief demonstration for Knox when the official results—1,003 votes—was announced. The inevitable band blared, a few delegates paraded and the Landon cowbells rang. / Learning of his nomination in Michigan City, Knox said he was "profoundly grateful." , Now 62 and publisher of the Chicago Daily News, he has been on the warpath against the New Deal for months. He was a rough rider In the Spanish American war; worked for "Teddy" . Roosevelt in the bull moose days the same as the then youthful Landon. But their paths were not destined to cross until this later point in the 80-year history of republicanism. One of the deciding factors was a caucus which sent the 90 New York votes solidly for Knox. Right up to the meeting of the session, there was talk of drafting Vandenberg but he was adamant. The sing song of the roll call sounded like an echo of the procession of the states to the Kansas governor for the presidential nomination last night. Michigan cast its 38 votes for Knox, although a previous announcement had said that state would go for Vandenberg. As the clerk called Michigan a voice from within the delegation shouted. "Michigan is going to cast 38 votes for Senator Vandenberg." A mighty shout welled up from the floor attesting Vandenberg's popularity with the convention. Snell pounded for order waving a letter in his right hand. The crowd stilled. It was a communication from Vandenberg asking that his name not be permitted to go before the convention. The Vandenberg letter said: "If my name is proposed for vice president I wish it to be withdrawn. This is conclusive. I am deeply' convinced I can serve more effectively on the floor of the senate during the next Landon administration. I can and will serve Just as loyally in the campaign Itself. With great appreciation for the rionor I request that my name be withdrawn." Edward A. Hayes, his campaign manager, said today Colonel Prank Knox had left Cleveland "apparently with the understanding that Senator Vandenberg would accept the vice presidential nomination." Simultaneously, a Landon spokesman said an unofficial poll of delegates to the Republican national convention had disclosed a majority of about two-thirds favoring the nomination of the Michigan sena- ;or. STREETS LINED FOR 4 MILES WITH ABOUT 400,000 (The complete text of President Roosevelt's speech at Dallas today will be found on page 12 of this Issue.) BY D. HAROLD OLIVER, Associated Press Staff Writer, DALLAS, June 12 (/P)—President Roosevelt, in an anti-monopoly speech hero today at the center of the Texas Centennial, declared If "labor is to be a commodity" American will become a "nation of boarding- houses, instead homes." Hitting out at "chisellers" and "prophets of evil," the President told a colorful, capacity throng in the 50,000-seat cotton bowl stadium that: "Today we have restored democracy in government. "We are in the process of restoring democracy in opportunity." Standing bare-headed on a huge flag-covered stand, his words carried nationally over both radio networks, the President also spoke of "lessening of sectionalism" and said his "good neighbor" policy should be extended into Mexico and other countries. Labor No 'Commodity.' "The net result of monopoly, the net result of economic and financial control in the hands of the few, has meant the ownership of labor as a commodity. "If labor is to be a commodity In the United States, in the final analysis it means that we shall become a nation of boarding houses, instead of a nation of homes. "If our people ever submit to that, they will have said 'good-bye' to their historic freedom. Men do not fight for boarding houses. They will fight for their homes." I WEST TEXAS:''Generally fair, ilightly warmer in the Panhandle | tonight and Saturday. BY FELIX R. MCKNIGHT, Assoicatcd Press Staff Writer. DALLAS, June 12 (IP)— President Roosevelt rodu through showers of ticker tape, cowboy yells and khaki-clad national guardsmen here today to the cheers of some 400,000 persons in his first presidential visit to Dallas. For four miles, from the union terminal to the huge cotton bowl at the Texas Centennial exposition grounds, the streets were lined with shouting, waving persons. Greeted at the station by his son, Elliott, and Governors Guy Park of Missouri and Richard Leche of Louisiana, the President and Mrs.. Roosevelt, bea'rihg a" huge bouquet of red roses, started the long procession with youthful Gov. James V. Allred of Texas at their side. Waves To Prisoners. .As the President passed the county jail, inmates pressed against the bars on the four floors and shouted themselves hoarse. A wave of the presidential hand and his famous smile greeted them. Down Main street he rode, ticker tape flooding his open automobile. Those who have accompanied him on his hurried jaunt through Arkansas and Texas, remarked it was the most enthusiastic ovation he has received. Ten gallon hats waved, straw hats were hurled and typical Texas "yipees" split the air during the 25-minute procession. The presidential automobile reached the main gate of the $25,000,000 exposition, where for hours packed thousands had been waiting for a glimpse of the chief executive. Texas' rangers, mounted on spirited cow ponies, formed an escort as the President eiltered the gate and pranced in front of the machine as it sped to the cotton bowl, 70,000 on Grounds. Coatless thousands, some 50,000 of them, fanned with programs and sat under bright colored parasols in the 95-degree heat. The sun was broiling but frequent cheers rippled 1 through the stadium as the President made • his 30-minute speech over both' national networks, From the ancient tower of San Miegul cle Socorro mission, reproduced on the exposition grounds, a trio of sweet-toned chimes rang continuously, offering a mellow background for the colorful setting. Exposition officials estimated 70,000 persons were on the grounds when the President, bareheaded and perspiring freely, started his address. Frances Nalle, red-haired bluebonnet. girl of the Texas Centennial exposition, presented Mrs. Roosevelt with a huge bouquet of red roses immediately after the presidential speech. SCHUMACHER BEATS TODD SAN ANTONIO COUNTRY CLUB, SAN ANTONIO, June 12 (/P)—Pon Schumacher of Pallas blasted the defending tltlist, Harry Todd, of Dallas, from the Texas Golf association's thirtieth annual tournament here today with a twentieth liole one up quarter-final victory. J Saw ... Miss Blanche MeMillen and young "Sonny" Cox playing catch on the lawn of the MeMillen residence on Hill street. Paul Schneider, pre-medio student at the University of Texas, impressing local high school students with fearfuj stories of the Aus(irA exams. For instance, Paul said ORB question in- zoology required Weptfe' flcation of 33 insects. He 'deplored the fact that high school teachers did not "throw the wprk"

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