Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 14, 1936 · Page 1
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-o fair; warmer In north portion Sunday. Monday partly cloudy. Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center Haflg TUNE IN KPDN (1310 k.C.'«) Voice of Pampa Daily NEWS at "Top o' Texas" (VOL NCv 30. NO. 60) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, SUNDAY M'ORNING, JUNE 14, 1936 (24 PAGES TODAY) (PRICE FIVE CENTS) COUNTY VETERANS AWAIT 5450,000 IN BONDS TDPJBS BY TEX DIE WEESE •WORDS stepped out of this space Friday when Olln -E. Hinkle, editor of The NEWS lor nearly a decade, wrote "30'' at the conclusion of his last column before start- Ing for Lexington, Ky., where he goes to a broader Held with his Journalistic team mate, Gllmore N. Nunn, . The. "30" he wrote Is merely a dab of printer's Ink. The- departure of Mr. Hinkle and Mr. Nunn can be -nothing mOre than physical Monuments of their community service and of their social, civic and church relationships will stahd In the Olln llinklc hearts of Pampans for all time. * * * In less than a week since the arrival in Pampa of the new conductor of this column, our associations with Mr. Hinkle have been such that we have sensed the sincere twinge in his heart as he goes about last minute preparations to leave his beloved Pampa. In front of .the court house the other day someone asked Mr. Hinkle just how "it; felt to be "stepping out of a picture" in which he has so long been a- : ' familiar figure. WORDS said, simply: "I just can't explain— it gets me." These are words more expressive of leal regret in parting with tried and true friends, than any he possibly could have chosen, had he been attempting to select them. To us it was a message from the vety bottom of the heart of a ,_iiia_n not, giyen Jo .the spilling .over ofrsehtinient. "•. ' c? : .,::> : * * * Pampa will miss Mr. Hinkle. Pampa will miss Mr, Nunn. But, Olin and Gilmore are going to miss Pampa. They have been too mUch a part of the community to allow time or distance to melt the weld from such _., • . „. a bond of friend- GUmore Nunn ghip as that which exists between them and the people of this Panhandle metropolis. * * * Readeis of WORDS are going to miss Olin's home-spun philosophy. Here it may be well to mention that he is taking the title of the column with him to Kentucky where we know he will continue to spread his- sincerity and his progressive thoughts among those who will leprn to consider WORDS a vital part of their daily newspaper diet juist as readers of The NEWS have considered it .in- Pampa and the surrounding area. Because he is taking',. WORDS with him we must jeriame the column. It is our sincere hope we can reach to a small degree the excellent content that has characterized It in the past. It is, a goal that will be difficult to attain. We ask that you bear with us • and invite, your constructive criticism and helpful suggestions. : ;•.•;. *- * * Prom the civic tribute paid to Mr, Nunn and Mr. Hinkle this week one ''senses .that they had penetrated the' mind of their community. They felt! the needs in a progressive way, worked hard and accomplished the things I that., counted. They knew, as 1 . public servants, that their moral duty consisted in the observance of those . rules of conduct which contributed to the welfare of their community arid of the individuals who compose it. Many miss this goal entirely; OHn and Gilmore have scored ft direct hit on the target of; community service. Because of their rigid adherence to this simple juja i. of life they are bound to be stressful as they step higher on the ladder; * * * As we view it from the sidelines- See COLUMN, Page 8 I Heard.. J. M. Fitzgerald and Jack Stewart went fishing Friday and tljeibig one got Rwey. 'It was not un,Ul it had.been Caught and Jack Was 1 wading to shore with the beauty •that it' slipped 'frprn his grasp. Mayse "Boogee" Nash, who is in charge of the Pampa Indians, remarking that he was "going to tow the tribe down to LeFois Sunday, afternoon to see how much carbon black the Ooltexo Black Oats coujd throw in their eyes before got spajped," -© Bonus Scene to Make Vets Register Satisfaction Pistol-Packing Parson Given 5 Years CIF'S DON VERDICT STUNS TALL GAUJNT PREACHER AT HOUSTON In every Federal Ifcservc district, scenes like this were being enacted as preparation Tor payment of the World war veterans' bonus was being rushed. Close (o $2,000,(10(1,000 of bonds nud clicckVi were being; registered for delivery bcginniii!; June 15. Every envelope in those long piles in front of llic registry I clerks at New York (lop) contain sonic veteran's bonus claim. Roswell Lake Searched For Bodies Of Missing Tourists HERO OF CRASH DIES OF BURNS; JONES ON SHIP RFC Head Proclaims Bravery of Texas Plane Pilot DALLAS, June 13, (/P)— Burns received In the crash of a burning airplane • near Ferris yesterday, proved fatal today to Eugene Schae'her of Houston, 32-year-old co-pilot.. Schacher died a hero, Jesse Jonse, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance corporation, ex-Gov. and Mrs. W. P. HObby, and Joe Toomey, passengers, all proclaimed his bravery in battling the blaze which forced the ship down from a 7,000- foot level. Ed Hefley, pilot of the plane, credited Schacher with the highest courage. "When we smelled gasoline, the plane caught fire and we started diving, I ordered Schacher to warn the passengers of a hard landing." he said. "He went back to the cabin from our compartment and he could have stayed tiiere, but lie didn't. He came back into that blazing little space and fought the fire while I landed the ship. "It's not hard to stand pain when you have responsibility, but when you're just sitting there with your clothing buring off, it's tough. He had what it takes." Minimizies Fart Hefley minimized his own courage in diving the flaming ship at 275 miles an hour to the ground and bringing it to a rough but safe landing in a plowed field. Mrs. Hobby described her hus- Sec NO. 1. Page 8 Fj'ee Delivery, President Talks To 25,000 Crowd For Sam Rayburn DENISON, .June 13. (JP)— President Roqsevelt headed out of Texas today -after asking 'a 'crowd estimated, at 25,000 to relay his farewell to all of the state. Declaring he and Mrs. Roosevelt would cherish ,the memories of two pleasant days in Texas, he said: "'Now 'that I have broken the ice, I hope to return to your splendid state again soon." The President said that through his conferences over a period of years with Congressman Sam Rayburn of Bonliam, he was as familiar with the district's "biography" as those residing here. Calling attention to the Red river survey now in progress, Mr. Roosevelt said that he hoped some day to see the Red river flood control projr •ect started. Again attributing his 1 information 'to' 'Congressman Rayburn, Mr. Roosevelt said he understood that of 31,000 farms in this congressional district only seven or eight hundred had electric light. "This is a condition that we propose to remedy before we are through," he said. With Rayburn serving as master of ceremonies, Mrs. Roosevelt and GOT. and Mrs. Allred. were also presented. .The crowd which heard the chief executive Was the largest which evei gathered here, Officer Is Told Lake Contains Remains Of 6 Persons HOSVVliLL, N. M., June 13, (/I 3 )—A new tip from an unnamed informant spurred New Mexic s;tate police to intensify their search of a little rock-bound lake near here today, in the liopp its rocky bottom might yield the bodies of six disappearance victims. E. J. House, chief of the constabulary, announced he had been informed that the tiny desert sinkhole might hold not only the remains of four missing Illinois tourists but also the bodies of two other persons. Although declining to name the tipster or to hint at the identity of the other possible victims, Chief House said his new information had disclosed another disappearance mystery. A similar tip given by a man held in state penitentiary, sent the police to the arid region north of here, where several days ago they began dragging the lake for the bodies of Mr. and Mis. George Lorius and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heberer, Illinois tourists who dropped from sight a year ago lust May. E. P. Lane deep sea diver from Houston, Tex., returned to the lake with additional equipment, after his first descent into the waters yesterday ended in failure because his apparatus was not adequate for the 100-foot depths. The bottom of the lake basin, carved out of solid rock, is littered with huge boulders and the abrupt banks becoming overhanging ledges below the surface, he said. A minute search will be necessary to determine the presence of bodies, if any, he said, although the lake it little broader than it is deep. Inability of a small hand pump to .supply sufficient air caused Lane to halt operations abruptly yesterday. He was brought to the surface pale and gasping.' Chief House expressed new confidence that he was at least near solution of the baffling Lorius- Heberer mystery. "I am sure that the tip we received was a good one and I believe the lake we are examining is the spot indicated by our informant was the place where the bodies were hidden," he declared. Lewis 0. Cox To Seek Office Of Commissioner Lewis O. Cox-yesterday authorized The NEWS to announce his candidacy for commissioner of precinct No. 2, Gray county, subject to the action of the Democratic primary, July 25. He was formerly commissioner of precinct No. 2 from 1929 to 1933, during much of the improvements of the district. He spent his full time on the work and plans, if elected, to spend his full time again on the woik. He believes that the office requires the full time of the commissioner and does not plan to pay out taxpayers money to someone else to do the work. :He has been in Gray county since 1920 and has been active in sivic affairs and affairs of.the county as a whole. < Wrecker Servlce-r-Schrtei^er Hotel Garage. Phgne 453, Open! all;night. '". '• —Adv, LOUISIANANIS CHAMP SPITTER AT CENTENNIAL Pack Is Disqualified For Using* Snuff Mixture BY SAM S. FARKINGTON Associated Press Staff Writer DALLAS, Texas, June 13. (/P)— Representative Leon Friedman, a darkhorse tobacco chewer from Natchitoches, La., walked off with high spitting honors at-the Texas Centennial today arter a furious juice squirting contest with the Texas champion, Captain Leonard Pack, Chief of Centennial Police. Mingled with the amber spray from the long, curling shots of the contestants were charges and counter charges of unfair competition, all of which terminated in Governor James V. Allred's candidate being disqualified for using snuff instead of eat'n tobacco. Rep. Friedman, who agreed to compete for Louisiana ufler Governor Richard W. Leche's handpicked candidate, Rep. Leonard Sprinks of Hammond, failed to show up, was awarded the title while smugly viewing his best throw, which measured an even 12 and one-half feet. This toss prompted some Texans to lift their eyebrows, since a number of unofficial candidates for the honor of being Texas representative had bragged that they could swamp a horned toad at 15 feet. Topping the Louisianan's high mark was Captain Pack's high, arched spit of 13 feet; two inches, but a careful examination by the judges disclosed that he was using a mixture of snuff, which resulted automatically in his disqualification. Judge Towne Young and Grover Adams of Dallas found the evidence of snuff, while the Louisiana judge, C. P. Liter of Baton Rouge, maintained Captain Pack used licorice. Captain Pack, advocate of the See NO. 2, Page 8 HOUSTON, Texas, June 13. (/!')— The Kcv. Edgar Eskrldgr, two-gun Itaptisl preacher, drew a five year prison term today for the .shotgun slaying of Ed O'Reilly, Oruiigf police chief, May 23, 1935. A district court jury deliberated about two hours before finding the .crime-crusading pastor guilty pf murder without malice. Apparently stunned by the jury's decision to follow neither the state plea for death In the electric chair nor the defense request for acquittal on the grounds of temporary insanity, Eskrldge had little to say about the verdict as he followed bailiffs back to jail. "I don't see how they evei reached a verdict like that," the convicted man commented. The preacher received a degree in law before entering the ministry and had closely followed legal phases of the case. "I do not think we will file a motion for a new trial," Tom Branch, member of the defense counsel, said. "We regard the verdict as a victory for tile defense." Eskridge's wife, who testified in his defense, and other relatives displayed no emotion and made no comment on the verdict. O'Reilly was felled by a load of buckshot as he stood on an Orange street corner talking with a friend a clay after he had disarmed Eskridge. Eskriclge had been pastor of the Orange First Baptist church five years and had carried on an active crusade against what he said were vice conditions at Orange. He also accused peace officers of laxity in performing their duties. FDR LEAVES TEXAS CHINA AWED BY MORE JAP SHIPS. Will Make Talk At Denison, Vincennes, and Will Stop At Lincoln's Birthplace Warships Land Marines In South China; Resistance Asked by Cantonese WOMAN DEAD 7 MINUTES, THEN LIFE RETURNS Does Soul Leave the Body on Instant Of Death? People You Know (BY A. F.) You have seen your neighbors become rich from oil, and you have already decided what you would do if you had lots of money. Several days ago a rich young man walked down Kingsmill. He spied three little boys, poorly- clad, dusty, singing hillbilly songs to their own accompaniment on stringed instruments. The young man threw a half-dollar among the boys. "You can play all of them banjos, can't you?" he asked the youngest. The mite of a lad saw the coin, and solemnly • fingered, and thumbed each "banjo". Another half-dollar flashed at the boys' feet. "Now sing 'Silver haired Daddy.' . . " Another four-bits. "Sing • 'O Bury Me Beneath the Willows'." Fifty cents again. That went on for a half-hour. If you were rich could you spend your money more worthily than our rich young man? , , • . SHEFFIELD, Enff., June IH. (/P) —British Medical circles today heard the astounding' story of Mary Devenport's seven minute interlude of "Death" in a dental chair, how she lost two dozen tee-h and how she went back to work in a steel factory. "The case poses a question for those who believe the soul leaves the body on the instant of death," remarked Dr. Alfred A. Masser of Sheffield. He described the case for the British Medical Journal. "She remembers nothing about her strange experience," the doctor asserted today, ' Dr. Masser reported .the 20-year old girl's heart stopped beating shortly after chloroform had been administered preliminary to having her teeth extracted by a dentist. "The patient went suddenly white, breathing stopped and the pupils dilated widely. The pulse and heart sounds could not be detected. "The head was immediately lowered, artificial respiration started, and .strychnine was given hypodermically. "While this was being carried on, I massaged her through the diaphragm from, beneath the costal margin. No response of any sort occurred, so I decided to try an intra- cardiac injection of 'icoral,' plunging a long needle into the left ventricle about the level of the fourth See.NO. 3, Page 8 Police Assigned To Pickpockets At Exposition DALLAS, June 13. (£>)—The Austin police department came to the aid of the Centennial today when it added three detectives, selected for their ability to identify pickpockets. They were given quarters on the grounds at Centennial park and were ordered to co-operate both with Centennial police and Dallas detectives. 'Austin's three-man detail included Peteetives W. P, Plow, Ted Klaus, and. F, L. Estepp. HONKONG, June 14, (Sunday) (/P)— warships mid Japanese marines name to South China today. While Cantonese, massed in the crooked streets of that city, asked anew for resistane to Nippon, Chinese reports stated a Japanese naval squadron had .'anded blue- jackets at Amoy, Kukien province, on the coast a few hundred miles to the north. The marines, ostensibly, were landed to protect Japanese lives and property, but the commander of the vessels said they were ready to steam toward; Canton at a moments notice, if they are needed. Dispatches direct from Amoy said one cruiser and six destroyers had anchored there, and that Japan apparently was watching the South Chinese development closely. The Anioy advices also quoted unconfirmed reports of skirmishing on the southern Fukien border between Nanking (Central) government patrols and the troops of the Kwangtung (South China provincial) army. From Foochew, the Fukien caoi- tal north of Amoy, other dispatches slated 15 light cruisers and gunboats of the Nanking government had dropped a practice cruise and were proceeding northward under emergency orders. (Nanking advices told of new central government troop concentrations in southern Hunan province, just north of the Canton territory. General Issimo Chiang Kai-Shek, the national dictator-, was represented, nevertheless, as still striving to keep the peace with South China). PECANS FOR FDR FORT WORTH, June 13 (IP)— Among the many mementoes President Roosevelt carried back to Washington from Texas was a box of paper shell pecans grown in the Lone Star state. The neatly wrapped box of pecans was presented the president upon his arrival here yesterday by H. G. Lucas of Brownwood, president of the Texas Agricultural association. "Thank you, thank you." was the president's comment as he took the pecans from Lucas. ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN EN ROUTE TO VINCENNES, Ind., June 13. (fl 1 )—President Roosevelt today prepared to close one of the most extensive one-week .speaking excursions since he took office. Saying gooG'oye to Fort Worth this nftLTiiopti. he headed through Oklahoma and Missoml for Vincennes, Ind., where tomorrow he will make the third and last major address oi his 4,000-mile .swing thru the west in dedicating u memorial to George Rogers Clark, revolutionary war hero of tire northwest. If the President follows trip precedent, he will touch upon national subjects which undoubtedly will figure in the coming campaign. At Dallas yesterday, in the Centennial stadium, he attacked monopolies and said labor must fight control by small, powerful groups if it wants to live in homes instead of boarding houses. Later, at an informal luncheon talk in the same city, he said the United States would not become "tangled up" in foreign enbroil- ments, and war-thinking nations could expect nothing but "moral help" from this country in settling their squabbles. Pieviously, at Little Rock, Ark., he told the American people his administrative to better economic and social conditions. The president spent last night at the home of his son, Elliott, on the outskirts of Fort Worth. After nearly a week on the train, with parades and pageants and speeches intervening, he told associates he really was thankful for a good night's rest. He also was grateful, he said, for the two days of welcome and hospitality at the hands of thousands of Texans who were celebrating a century of independence and seeing a democratic president on their soil for the first time. The presidential • special was scheduled, to make a stop near the Texas-Oklahoma border at Denison, Texas, where the President planned to make a'rear platform address to the constituents of Sam Rayburn, chairman of the interstate commerce committee. His route to Indiana was by way of Vinita, Oklahoma, a railroad division point, and St. Louis. After an hour and a half at, Vincennes tomorrow, the President will start back to Washington, arriving there Monday afternoon as congress re-convenes. On the way, he will visit the Lincoln birthplace at Hodgenville, Ky. Muscle-Minded? Brain-Truster? They Fit In! 3,000,000 PACKETS TO START MOVING ON MONDAY Doughboys of 1917, residing in Gray county, today were making plans to spend, or save, approximately £150,000 in bonus money. The first batch of certificates will reach Pampa tomorrow. The number is unknown to local posloffice officials, however. From tomorrow until the last bond has been delivered, veterans will be watching for the yellow slip which will tell them their reward for fighting in France has arrived. Of the amount to be received In Gray county, it is estimated more than $350,000 worth will come to the Pampa community. A recent survey conducted by The NEWS revealed that a major portion of the bonds will be cashed. Paying of debts, purchasing of household equipment and clothing, buying homes and cars was found to be the major use to which Pampa veterans will put the money. A few plan to "hang on" to their bonds and let them draw three per cent interest. The money was hard-earned, and veterans have been 18 yeears collecting it. They will stop to think. before spending it. Some will "throw it away" but most of them will remember how It was made possible and spend it wisely, It is believed by officials of local veterans organizations. An effort will be made to deliver some of the certificates here, but most of them will have to be called for at the local office. A yellow slip will be left in residence boxes or in postoffice boxes, notifying the veteran that his bonds have arrived and can be secured at the postoffice. The veteran will have to call for the bonds in person and be- foro receiving them he will have See NO. 5, Page 8 Birth of Flag To Be Observed By Local Eks Pampa's Elks club, 1573, will observe the birth of the Stars and Stripes today with a special 6 o'clock meeting. Frank Thomas, exalted ruler, has issued a call for all Elks whether in good standing or not to be present at the club rooms on Kingsmill avenue promptly at 6 o'clock this evening. A special invitation is extended to members from other cities who are residing or visiting in Pampa to attend. Arrangements have been made to present an excellent male quartet. One of Pampa's best known speakers will address the gathering, his subject being the "Evolution of the Flag." It is the wisli of the Elks Lodge that Pampa citizens will cooperate to the extent of displaying every available flag from sunup to sundown. BETTING BAN SUSTAINED DALLAS, June 13. (/P)—The fifth court of civil appeals today sustained an injunction against betting on dog races at Oak Downs here. The order had been granted by Judge Royall B. Watkins to Sheriff Smoot Schmid. The court held to the position it took a year ago by the : same two-to-one de- Harvester Drug—Free Delivery. Varied Play Program For Week Is Outlined A recreation program for the week of June 15-20 to suit the inclinations of almost every type of normal child was announced yesterday by Ben Guill, director of the summer project. Muscle-minded children and boys and girls with a less strenuous bent may take their pick of the many activities outlined by Mr. Gutll and his activities. Witli the cooperation of parents and others who have the control of children, there is not the slightest reason why every child in the city should not participate in and benefit from the recreation program. Games of skill as well as games that stress exertion may be played. Scores of boys who for years have wanted to learn the correct way to shoot a bow and arrow now have the opportunity, for an archery club will meet in the city park at 6:30 p. m. four nights each week. The age limit will be 12 years and up. All boys and girls who want to join the club must register Monday night in the city park. Classes will continue for young boys and girls at Horace Mann and Baker schools in handicraft, story hour, drawing, supervised play, knitting. The gym will be opened each morning at 8:30 o'clock and be closed each afternoon at 5:30 p. m. The play menu there will include table tennis, basketball, volley ball, reading table. A dramatic class for girls only, taught by Miss Sue Dodsqn, will See NO. t, P»«» 9 Bank Will Be Closed Tuesday For Convention The First National bank of Pam-. pa will be closed all day Tuesday, June 16, while . members of the staff attend the convention of thfe Panhandle Bankers association lii Amarillo. Most banks in the Panhandle will be closed on this day. DeLea Vicars, president of the bank here, is head of the bankers association. Other officers are Thos. E. Noel, vice-president, Memphis; J. Ross Noland, vice-president, TU1. ia; Arthur H. Ware, secretary Amt« rillo; H. R. Fritz; treasurer, Amfc- rilio; and F. A. Paul, immediate past president, Panhandle.' T. H. Nees of Beaumont, dent of the Texas Bankers i Kociation; W. B. Lee, president; pi the Spur Security bank; Zeta Gossett, commissioner of banking, Austin; Joe C. Williams, vice-president of the Commerce Trust company, Kansas City; S. A. Jones, president of the Citizens bank at Clovis; and ' Claude L. Stout, vice-president 61' the Poudre Valley National battle, Fort Collins Colo, will be among the speakers. • _ -',,".-.; , There will be a golf tournament at 2 p. m. at the Amarillp Country club, a barbecue at 7 p. m. at the Jack Hall's ranch, and a dance at the Amarillo Country club at 9 p. m. I Saw ... Two members of Ralph Emerson/s orchestra do things in water that would make Johnny Weisnuiller gnash his molars with envy. Longhaired Lois Lee, blues singer, who scorns a bathing cap, not only swims like a mermaid but looks like orje, what with her streaming behind her. Long-legged, Barn- door-shouldered Drummer Beejw skims under and through, the water with the greatest of ease. —Go To S. S. To4i»y— Tommy Ohesser, half nudist, the inevitable cigar stuck in his working assiduously on l)ls despite the heckling ' and a flock of Wrecker Garage. Phone

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