Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 15, 1936 · Page 1
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PIRATES ATTACK U. S. HOSPITAL IN CHINA; FIVE ME KILLED IN BATTLE IS TRANSFERRED FROM HOSPITAL TO JAIL AMOY, China, June 15 «P)— Pirates attacked the American hospital here tonight but were beaten off after a machine gun battle In which five men were killed. Those slain were three pirates and two policemen. The hospital itself wns not clam- aged and none of the attaches was injured. The institution belongs to the Board of Missions of the Reformed Church of America with headquarters in New York. Dr. C. H. Holleman of Chicago, superintendent of the hospital, and Miss Jean Nelnheiss of Holland, Mich., chief nurse, had been expecting the pirate attack. For several days Ti Chul Hop, chieftain of a notorious band of outlaws operating in the district by land and sea,'had been a patient Jn the hospital. He had been wounded in a gun battle With the police of Ampy. A police guard was thrown around the building. The attack was made tonight from the sea. The outlaws, armed witli pistols and machine guns, sailed a pirate junk up to the shore on which the hospital is built. When -the junk reached shallow water, the attackers swarmed over *the side and stormed across the sand. The police, waiting in ambush, opened fire with machine guns. The pirates fought back but were unable to break through the police lines. After their sharp fight, the outlaws turned back and escaped In their junk. The wounded chieftain, Tl, was immediately transferred from the hospital to jail. BY TEX DE WEESE Readers, no doubt, are entiled to ; a- look at a likeness-of the conductor of TEX'S TOPICS—successor: to WORDS. If that isn't justification enough, at least an excuse for reproduction of ths photograph you find here today. It serves up a rough idea of an 195-pounder, introduced by Olin Hinkle at a weekend civic banquet as resembling somewhat the noted leader of a radio dance band. You will be allowed just one guess. However, enough of that. Rather, we should be getting into the meat of the usual Monday column dith In which you are accustomed to being- served with the rare and well-done efforts of other editors. * * * Speaking of ladies and gentlemen, as the saying goes, H. Q. Punkinshider, has this to say in The Claude NEWS: • •A gentleman, it has been said, Is a chap who always' taken off his hat before striking a lady. Accordingly, c»i= presumes, a lady it> a wi:man who always takes off her glove before slapping a senile- man! * * * Pnin-In-The-Neck ZIoncheck and his antics cf recent weeks are a matter of public record now, but we are inclined to go along with Clyde W. Warwick in The Canyon NEWS, who says: The tragic thing about the performances of a silly ass like "Congressman" Zioncheck is that many thoughtless people will look upon him as an. example of those in public office. Many a hardworking, respectable member of Congress will suffer in the elections unless this bird is thrown into the asylum or jail until he cools Off. • ' : * * * Life is just filled with little mysteries. For instance you can see just how puzzling it is to D. A. Davis, of The McLean NEWS. lie writes: I am having an. awful time finding a place to keep my golf clubs, balls arid tees, and I can't see why the corner in the parlor is not a good enough place for my golf hag; a.nd why the flresser top is not a good place for the balls and tees. And I can't see why a few empty tobacco cans viil] hurt anything on See COLUMN, Fare 8 I Heard Alex' Schneider smacking his lips .as he gazed at a patch of mint at .the reai^ pf the hotel this morning. V'Boy, think of Nunri and Hinkle up in, the julep country," moaned Alex Mrs. Jake Stiles, sunburned and sore, b,ut happy, te]}lng about all the fisji she caught yesterday. Jake she caugjit more than he " ' " Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center Bafhj TUNE IN KPDN (1310 k.c.'s) Voice of Pampa Dally NEWS at "Top o' Texas" (VOL. NO. 30. NO. 61) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 15, 193G 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS) 'BLOOD PACT TO KILL EDITOR CITED BULLET KILLS NOTED INVENTOR AND ENGINEER SLAIN MYSTERIOUSLY EA3T ORANGE, N. J., June 15 CA'P)—D. McFarlnn Moore, 07, noted inventor and engineer, was flaln today by a single bullet nf- ler a mysterious dispute in the early morning rain on the lawn of his home on Park Avenue. A neighbor. Mrs. Mary W. Taber, heard the argument, Moore's voice and that of another man rising in heated tones, she told police. Then two shots rang out, and she looked from her window to see the retired inventor's figure sprawled on the wet grass near the Moore garage. Terming Moore's death "murder 1 ' after investigation, homicide squad detectives found themselves battled by the absence of motives. Robbery was not the motive, detectives were agreed, for Moore's wallet with $21 in it was untouched. Initial inquiries, they said, failed to disclose he had any enemies. Moore's daughter, Beatrice, 25, with whom he lived, provided detectives with what they considered a promising lead in the case. She said a man she did not know came to the house last night about 9 p. m. and asked to see her father. When told the inventor had retired for the night, he left without disclosing his identitly or mission. The detectives theorized that the slayer was a, .person.., who knew Moore well and was acquainted wtih his habits of early rising and walking about his garden about daybreak The most important clue discovered in the search of the Moore property was a sharply de- fint footprint in the garden and detectives said they thought it had been made by the fleeing slayer. •As detectives reconstructed the crime, Moore left his house shortly before 6 a. m. (EOT) to go to his garage, planning to drive to Bethlehem. Pa., to attend a funeral. That he did not intend to start out immediately was deduced from the fact that he had prepared his own breakfast and left it waiting in the kitchen. Powder marks on the slain inventor's head were proof, investigators said, that the fatal bullet had been fired on the lawn. The Moore home is in the better residential section of East Orange. A former associate of the late Thomas A. Edison, Moore devised the important gaseous conduction lamp and other inventions in the electrical, radio and television field. He held more than a hundred patents. Honored C. L. Stine, above, city manager rf the City of Pampa, has been honored with an appointment to the National Traffic Safety Contest committee for 1936. Mr. Sline was the only Texan designated. He was selected in recognition of Pampa's excellent safely record during the last three years. PAMPAN NAMED TO MEMBERSHIP IN NOTED BODY Dcuglas Enters Court Action to Back Candidacy AUSTIN, June 15 (AP)—The first court contest by a candidate i for state office this year was brought today by John O. Douglas of Houston, seeking to run against Attorney General William McCraw. Douglas filed a motion, with the supreme court asking permission to enter a suit for mandamus which would compel Vann Kennedy, secretary of the Democratic executive comniittee, and Myron Blalock, chairman, to certify his name as a candidate. The committee recently refused to certify Douglas, ruling- he had not complied with legal requirements for filing. . : ^. Cabot Employe Is n Accident Tom Milson, employe of the Cabot company, Schafer plant near Skellytown, is in Worley hospital with a compound fracture of 'the left leg, received about 4 o'clock yesterday morning while he was at work. Don Conley, Cabot safety engineer, reported that a piece of Milson's overall leg, which had been torn, caught in a shafting. Milson was hurled to the floor. —'— * • CHESTERTON PIES BEACONSFIELD, Eng., June 15 (/P)—The versatile literary career of Gilbert Keith Chesterton was closed today, • "G. 1 K.", as he was known, died yesterday after a week's illness in Ms home Q.utskle London. He was 6?. Stine to Help Direct National Safety • Contest City Manager ' C. L. Stine was notified this morning that he had been named a member of the National Traffic Safety Contest committee for 1D3G, in recognition of Pampa's record of safety during the last three years. Lieut. F. M. Kremal of the Evanston, 111., police Department is chairman of the committee. Mr. Stine is the only Texan on the committee. He is also the only city manager selected. Committee members were selected from outstanding safety men of the nation during 1935. The committee is made up of 20 men. Last year Pampa ranked third in the 25,000-population group. In 1933, Pampa placed second. Beautiful certificates hang in the office of City Manager Sline, telling of the safety record made by the citizens of Pampa. "It is the citizens of Pampa who made ithis honc(r possible," Mr. Stine declared after receiving notification that he had been named on the important committee. "Pam- ans arc fast becoming safety conscious. They are driving with more cars and as a result, Pampa is able to enjoy a national reputation for safety. I thank the motoring public." In naming Mr, Stine, the committee said: "Ypur knowledge and experience will be valuable in supervising the direction of the current competition and in the conduct of future contests." Mr. Stine's opinins on safety were asked in the letter. He was also urged to attend the committee's annual meeting, and to discuss suggestions at that conference. The chairman of the committee is Lt. F. M. Kreml, Evanston, 111., and members include leading safety men of the nation, most of whom are nationally-known. • ^ Car Hits Culvert, Sleeping Driver Killed in Wreck TYLER, June 15 (/P)—F. H. Massey Jr., 32. was killed early today on the Chandler highway seven miles from here when his automobile struck a culvert on the roadside. Investigators said Massey was apparently asleep. After the impact, they said, the car swerved to the left and into a ditch. Massey was thrown from the vehicle and ills neck was broken. Friends said he had been to Kerens to take Mrs. Massey to visit his parents. He was an oil field worker and had lived here about a year. Arrangements were made to send the body to Kerens for burial tomorrow. VERNON HOBBS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL; SKULL IS FRACTURED WEATHER Arkansas, Oklahoma and West Texas: Pair tpnight and Tuesday. Vernon Hobbs, operator of the General Supply company here received a brain concussion, frontal fracture of the skull, fractured ribs and body bruises, when his car and an oil truck collided at the intersection of Cuyler and Brown streets early Sunday. His condition today was reported favorable at Worley hospital where he was taken following the accident. According to officers of the sheriff's department, Hobbs was driving south on Cuyler street. The truck, owned by the Universal OH company, Panhandle, was going east. Irby Davidson of Panhandle was driver of the truck. He was not injured. Officers said Hobbs was blinded by lights of an approaching car and failed to see the truck start across the street. Hobbs' car struck the big truck in front of the rear wheels. He was thrown forcibly against the windshield. The car overturned and was damaged. No one was injured in a crash at the Intersection of Highways 33 and 88 yesterday morning about 8 o'clock. Both cars were damaged, however. The accident was unavoidable, drivers of the cars told police. One car was being driven north on Highway 88. by John .T. Simms. The other car, proceeding east on Highway 33, was driven by Clem Woods. _o. Indians Stop in Pampa En Route To Reservation Pampa was temporarily in the hands of the Arapaho Indians this morning when about 40 Arapaho bucks squaws and papooses, stop^ ped here for breakfast. The Indians were on their way to the Arapaho reservation near Arapaho, Okla. They had been in California as part of a winter wild west show. The contingent was traveling in a special Santa Fe car which was switched from the main line to the Clinton and Oklahoma Western. The coach was attached to the buttery car, leaving here at 7:30 o'clock this morning. Chief Bill Penney was in charge 61 the group. He said his people were glad to get back home to their native Oklahoma hills after the heat of the California winter. Most of the visitors were dressed American fashion. A few carried blankets. Most of the men wore long hair, braided, which hung down their backs. The children were carried in their mothers' arms and not in back cradles. English was spoken by most of the Indians. 'Nobody Knows' Alf 5 Says Norris WASHINGTON, June 15, (/P)— New support for President Roosevelt came today from Senator Norris, Nebraska's independent republican who calls Governor Alt M. Landon a man "nobody knows." Expressing his opinion in a broadcast last night, the veteran senator reiterated his stand behind the president, whom he supported four years ago, and criticized the republican national convention selection of a presidential nominee. "These eminent gentlemen behind the smoke screen at Cleveland nominated a man for president whose greatest asset is that nobody knows him and nobody knows what he stands for," said Norris. 4»»Mrs. Dionne Changes Doctor for Birth Plane Pilot Dies to Save Passengers DIPPED MATCH IN OWN BLOOD TO DEVISE DEATH PLOT Tills is all that was left of a huge plane which caught fire Friday afternoon when it was 7,500 feet above the earth carrying, besides a pilot ami a copilot, Jesse .loucs, Houston capitalist and head of RFC (inset), and Ex-Governor of Texas W. P. Hobby anil Mrs. Hobby, and I>. ,1. Toomoy of Washington, Jones' secretary. The pilots, lid lleflcy of Shrcvcport and Eugene Scliaclicr, Houston, brought the naming: craft to earth near Ferris, Texas, soon after it took oft from Dallas, Texas. Sc/iaclicr, co-pilot, died Saturday 1 after- noon of his burn's. Mr. and Mrs. Hobby and Tourney escaped with cuts aiiil bruises. Heflcy is seriously burned. The picture of Jones was made Friday morning' as he came to Dallas with President KoosevcU and his party for the Texas Centennial celebration. 209 City Veterans Receive Bonus Bonds In Mail Today ALLRED WILL AT WAXAHACHIE Drive for Votes to Last Only One Month CALLANDER, Ont., June 15 (/P)— A twelfth child is to be born to the parents of the famed Dionne quintuplets, a relative of the family said today. Mrs. Oliva Dionne will give birth to the baby about September 1, this source declared. Mrs. Dionne was understood to have consulted physicians other than Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, the doctor who attended her at the birth of the quintuplets. AUSTIN, June 15, (/P)—Governor James V. Allred announced today he would formally open his campaign for re-election with an address at Waxahachie on the night of June 30. He will close at Wichita Palls, his home on the night of July 24, preceding the election the next day. "I intend to give an account of my stewardship after the national democratic convention at Philadelphia," he said. At Philadelphia the governor will place the name of Vice President John N. Garner in nomination for re-election. He is a delegatc-al- largc from Texas. Other candidates for the governorship have been active for several weeks. They are Senator Roy Sanderforcl of Belton, R. W. Fischer of Tyler, Tom P. Hunter of Wichita Palls and P. Pierce Brooks of Dallas. Lists for candidates in the primary July 25 were closed Saturday, the last day county office seekers could file for places on the ballot. The deadline for state officers was June 1. John O. Douglas, whose filing for Attorney General was rejected by the state democratic executive committee, said at his Houston home that he was filing a man- damjus petition in the supreme court in an effort to get his name on the ticket. People You Know (By A. P.) Pampa people were talking yesterday of seeing the President at Dallas. "He was so close I could have touched him. Once you see him you can understand why everybody is so crazy about him," said Mickey Ledrick and Rex Rose who took in the Centennial. "We had to pay 25 cents for hamburgers," ..stormed Rex. "And 15 cents- for a . coke," blustered Mickey. "We saw a woman whose skin was just like snake hide. . . . The Centennial has got the Century of Progress beat a mile," said Mickey. "That's what everybody who has been to both says . . . You have to ride a street car to the grounds . . . I've been hearing bells clanging for a week. I could not keep Rex out of the negro section where I'd find him resting . . . The white section would be crowded. Three times I had to drag him out of the negro section!" Waddell Is First to Get Bonds at the Post Office >°COURT TO TRY Bonus "baby" Bonds came to 'Jon Pampa residents this morning. A larger number was expected, in tin- first shipment but postofl'ico officials believe a regular flow will be mailed until all have been received. Many of the first to receive- their certificates cashed them. Others decided to "hold on" and draw' 3 per cent interest. The first bond received this morning was by Hamp Waddell, past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Early in the list were two negro veterans. The bonds, about eight inches long and six inches wide, reveal that "the United States of America, for value received, promises to pay to (name), the registered owner, the sum of $50." This is followed by the wording of the act which made payment possible. Each bond is signed by Henry Morgenthau, Jr., secretary of the treasury. The average of bonds received for cashing this morning averaged about $600, postal officials reported. Bonds cashed up to noon today were sent to Dallas on the early alternoon train. Arrival in Dallas will be early tomorrow morning. Checks will be made out tomorrow afternoon and mailed tomorrow night, arriving in Pampa Wednesday or afternoon, it is believed. Bonds cashed during the afternoon will be mailed on the night train. DRUNK CHARGES WASHINGTON, June 15. (/!')—If you're a veteran, this is how you get your bonus money: When the bonds arrive by registered mail take them to ihe local postmaster or others designated to nandle requests for cash. Prove your identity and sign the space on the reverse side of the bond. Get a receipt upon your surrender of the bonds. Then a United States treasurer's check for the amount clue will arrive to you by mail. ••» Gooch Attorney Abandons Hope MUSKOGEE, Okla., June 15 (ff) —W. P. Rampendahl, attorney for Arthur Gooch, sentenced to hang June 19 under the Lindbergh law, apparently gave up hope today of saving his client from the gallows. "I don't know of a thing that can be done now," said Rampen- dahl, disheartened by his failure to obtain an audience with President Roosevelt, who recently declined execution clemency. "The supreme court has acted on the matter twice and it appears there is nothing further we can do. I am making no plans for action. I guess it is just one of those things that happen." The tenth circuit court of appeals upheld the sentence which Federal Judge Robert L. Williams imposed on the black-haired gunman for the abduction of two Paris, Tex., officers in 1934. The supreme court refused to review the case. Nine Cases Called For Trial by Judge Criminal case week opened in district and county courts here today with upwards of 30 cases on the two dockets. Nine cases involving indictments for driving while intoxicated were called for trial in district court by Judge W. R. Ewing. DisUict Attorney Lewis Goodrich said he was ready for trial ii> the majority of them. Alleged violators, now in jail, will go on trial first. About 20 criminal cases comprise the criminal docket in county court. Most of them involve alleged infractions of liquor laws, including unlawful possession, selling whisky on Sunday, and sale without, license. Jurors summoned to county court were dismissed until Wednesday. County Attorney Sherman was today called out of the city on business. • District courtroom Buzzed with activity this forenoon. Many lawyers from Pampa and the Panhandle were on hand in the interest of clients and there was a room full ro prospective jurors, awaiting jury seelction for the first to be tried. ••• Negro Held for Attacking White Girl at Hearne FRANKLIN, June 15 (/I 5 )—A negro ex-convict, once sent to prison for murder, was held for safe-keeping in jail today on a charge of criminally attacking a 13-year-old white girl at Hearne. The 63-year-old negro, Joe Jones, narrowly escaped death while being brought to the county jail here. An attempt to take him from arresting officers failed. Later, officers said, a sister of the 13-year-old girl attempted (o shoot Jones. An officer knocked the gun from her hand and the sliot went wild. Jones was transferred secretly from jail here to another jail, the name of which was not revealed. Officers said Jones was charged with the murder of his wife and a man in Ellis county in 1922. He was convicted and given a 20-year prison sentence, cut was released from the penitentiary in October, 1934. Sheriff H. P. Hill said Jones made a statement in connection with the alleged attack on the Hearne girl. Details were not revealed. Dr. A. R. Sawyer is in Rqswell, N. M., this week attending a dental association meeting. He will return Thursday unprning. DETROIT, June 15 (AP) — Dayton Dean, Black Legion gunman, told from the witness stand today of .signing with four other men a "blood pact" to slay Arthur L. Kinesley, Highland Park editor, who was fighting the terrorist organization in his community newspaper. Dean was a witness at the preliminary examination of eleven men charged with conspiracy to murder Kingsley. "We each cut our hands or arms and then Hepner (Roy Hepner, defendant who waived examination) gave us a match which we dipped into the blood and signed our nume.s on n piece of paper," Dean testified. "Hepner said Kingsley was to Ije 'taken care of because he stood in the way of Markland's re-election. Dean referred to H. Ray Markland, who was defeated for re-election as mayor of Highland Park in 1934 and who subsequently was on the staff of Prosecutor Duncan C. McCrea here until his suspension June 6. He is one of the defendants in the conspiracy case. Present at the signing of the pact in the fall of 1933, Dean testified, were Hepner, Albert Schneider, Alvis Clark and Frank Rice. AH of whom except Hepner were automobile factory employes. The common pleas court room was packed as Dean, who caused a sensation at the examination of himself and 14 others about a fortnight ago on charges of murdering' Charles A. Poole by volunteering the story of that slaying in detail, related his account of the death plot against the editor. The actual details of the plot against Kingsley were not discussed at the signing of the blood pact, Dean said, but on the way- back "Colonel Hepner told us he would let us know what the plans were and what our orders were." At a meeting in a fraternal hall a few days later, he testified, "Hepner called me over. Clark ''and ' Frye (Clarence C. Frye, ' another of the deefndants) were with him He says 'you will take orders from these two men and myself and you are to do exactly what they tell you. If you don't do the job you are supposed to do they will take care of you." "What job were you supposed to do?" McCrea asked. "Kill Arthur Kingsley," Dean replied. Dean testified that earlier "two men handed me an automatic revolver. They told me Arthur Lupp (admitted state commander of the Black Legion and one of the defendants) sent the gun to me to get Kingsley." Dean told of lying in wait, for Kingsley on several occasions but said the plot against the editor was abandoned after Markland's defeat at the polls. Labor Relations Board Is Denied Regulation Right NEW ORLEANS, June 15. (IP)— The United fifth circuit court of appeals today denied the right of the national labor relations board to regulate the relation of employer and employe • in production or manufacture. The court, in a unanimous opinion, denied the petition of the labor relations board to enforce an order of the board which would require the Jones and Laughlin Steel corporation, organized under the laws of Pennsylvania, to reinstate certain employes who claimed they had been dismissed because of organized labor activities at the company's plant at Aliqnippa, Pa. / Saw ... "Half-Pint" Buckingham giving a diving exhibition at the swimming pool yesterday that sort .of • ' showed up some of the boys. A good sign that politics is likely to be as warm as the weather be-, tween now and election day; Siler Faulkner, W. J. Ball of AJaw&d, Eimis Jones of Laketon It J, JJJp- n pold, George Tiiuf of LeJPors, Ji,* $, Mcmurtry in a huddle making ' candidates' assessment and c$t}« '; i? ducting the candidates' drawinff - - lor places on the ballot, -^^

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