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GRAND JURORS FLAY ATTORNEY FOR DROPPING PROSECUTION OF TAX CASES Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle o THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—-Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center TUNE IN KPDN (1310 fc.C.'S) Voice of Pampa Daily NEWS at "Top o' Texaa" (VOU NO. 30. NO. 62) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 16, 1936 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS) TflPJfiS BY TSX DE WEESE Having been around and r.bout these United States a bit, TOPICS must take time out now to say that never have we come in contact with anything that quite equals the old- lime ;. howdy-stranger hospitality that springs from the breast of Pampa. ' . '• \: ' * * * Tills welcome- to -you spirit possibly goes a long- way In explaining; the rapidity with wlilch ncw- cohiers grow to become attached to Pampa and Its environs. With a smile and 'aj handclasp waiting for you at every turn, one just can't help liking It. It's mighty good ' , paving 1 material for (lie highway -«f civic progress. .;;• : : * * * • Things a tenderfoot learns: • .Thai early settlers In these here parts had to shoot wild mustang- ponies for food. . . That 35 types of barbed wire are used on cattle ranges in far west Texas. . . That there. is such n thing as a fishing rodeo,, and that the one that will attract wide attention to the Texas gulf coast this summer will bs the tarpon' rodeo which opens at Port Afansas next Friday. '•'•'.,• . .* * * .There'll be plenty, of shootin' goin* on in Texas the Fourth of July. We are told that 27 separate • celebrations will be staged between July 2 and 5. Many of these will feature .rodeo and' wild west event**. Three on July 3 and 4 will be Racksprings, Cotulla and Lubbock. July 3, 4 and 5 events are scheduled for Borgrer and Canadian. •: '.'....'•"'• '.*.** Looks like a busy summer for the iceman. With the coming of the automatic .-"refrigerator- his retail market may have been curbed some, but- ribyr he has .foynd an amazing • new . field .for. ills' chilly product- railroads of the west, - ...._. . It lias. jus±;becn estimated lliat '- western roads alone will use 275,350 (oils of Ice thU.' summer in air- con'ditionlne the' cars of their trains. ".'.'; ••: ;•/• ' . ••.-. .•*..,% .*' . . . - - • Htecently. .we\. stepped 'from an air-conditioned; ; train at a New Mexico', stop-over, going • from a temperature of'afjout 70 degrees to • a .strget level ^he'rmometer reading of lOl'ln the shade.-' It gave a rough idei) of just what the iceman really is doing' for cross 'country travelers in the hot "belts'. . • : ; , '...;.... . >;•* * Tlines have • changed a lot. It hasn't- been so lone since theaters WCM) dark in the summertime because it .was too hot for the patrons. Now the modern ice- cooled - movie houses beckon to the public: wifh an offer of comfort ,in sizzling weather. •O ;: - v l " •*• •* ;; * .•• ' .We,. Were.readjpg last' night of an old 'acquaintance in Ohio who clipped.! something from the paper of a neai'by editor 'in , which newspaper ^policy" ' was discussed, Somebody had! asked trie editor this question: "Wljafis the'pollcy'of your paper?" lit reply he wrote: '•T^h'e 'policy/of this paper has neyer.been deflned'ln words— so the years "of its service has enabled the patrpris'.to Judge its merits. If a definition of its poljicy were to be written-; however, it would be something -.like this- •'...--, • "To -print a' 'homey, neighborly, interesting. newspaper that will be fearecl' 'by • nobody 1 and liked by all. ft) sympathize with those in sorrow, if. to. ,. help those In '.trouble; tp : . ;jp(a.yance fhe social, reli- gfous.- arid 'business interests of the nelgftbpr.haod; • • 'to, . •• refrain from printin'g anything that will have a tendency: to . lower the . moral tone of .'• thft.'hbine; to refuse all un, dignified' and questionable advertising?, to assist the officials in keeping peaiie Ui tlie . community and piCQniPting'* respect for Jaw and order; to boost the n'eifehbprhood, the land, ;the crops, the roads, the public ,' buildings, the schools, Hie. '.churches, and .all efforts to make the world 'better; to assist the Ibpal merchants in aiming their advertising, at the public needs of the immediate time, t|iat the readers. ,. niay 'have confidence in the statements jji . .the advertising columns; to promote a spirit of co- pperaUQfi' ". ijj the community that will, help pe,opje.tp p.e better neighbors, better. customers, better earn- TOWNSEND BAINS IN MAINE VOTE BACK BRUISES SHOWN BY MEMPHIS WOMAN MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 18 (AP> Cotton strike sympathizers added the purported flogging of a Memphis woman and a Little Rock minister to charges of terrorism against east Arkansas planters. Miss Willie Sue Blagden, 29, former social service worker, exhibited two black and blue bruises five inches wide across her back In support of her story that she and the Rev. Claude C. Williams were whipped by six white men near Earle, Ark. She asserted they were beaten with the belly-band from the harness of a mule when they went to Earle late yesterday to conduct the funeral of a negro tenant farmer reported "slain." Miss Blagden returned to Memphis by train early today. She reported Williams, whom she identified as a Presbyterian preacher, member of the Religion and Labor Foundation, and vice-president of the American Federation of teachers, had gone to Little Rock. Efforts to reach him there were not immediately successful. Sheriff Howard Curlin of Crittenden county said he planned to go to Earle shortly to investigate. Miss Blagden said she "certainly would ' assist in the inquiry if the sheriff requested it. 'Tin not afraid to go back,", she See NO. 1, Page 8 Candidate F. W. Fischer to Talk Here Tomorrow F. W. Fischer, of Tyler, candidate for governor, will speak in Pampa at, 8 p. m. Wednesday at an cpen air meeting to be held east of the court house. Mr. Fischer's itinerary for today carried him from Memphis this forenoon to Clarendon for a 2 p. m. address, At. 5 o'clock this evening he is scheduled to speak in Claude, and at 8 p, m. in Amarillo. Wednesday will be another busy day for the gubernatorial candidate. His day's, schedule calls for speaking engagements iiu.Groom at 9 a. m., in McLsan at 11 a. m., In Shamrock at 2 p. m., in Wheeler at 5 p. m., with the day's windup session at night in Pftmpa. O COURT HEARS FIRST DRUNK DRIVING CASE Case Settings For Real Of Term Announced; Criminal Cases Are Set First WEATHER WEST TEXAS;.Generally fair tonight and Wednesday; not quite ;;o warm in the Panhandle Wednesday. Tho first of a scries of eases io be tried !n Slut district court, charging: driving while in an intoxicated condition, went (o Ihe jury today. Arguments wove hoard this morning in the case of Uio Stale vs. Edna Norvell, after testimony giv?n by about 10 witnesses was heard yesterday afternoon and this morn- Ing. J. H. Mann, Mrs. Mann and their son were among the state witnesses. They suffered injuries in u car collision, April 26 of this year. Jurors In the case were H. O. Cattrell, J. B. Collier, John Oldham. John Tate, J. T. Hicks. M. E. Hudson, C. J. Henry, Mike T. Doyle, Jack C. Saplro, G. A. Latus, Chas. Cousins, D. Stubblcfielcl. Yesterday afternoon, John W. Phillips Jr. was given a five-year suspended sentence after a plea of guilty to theft of pipe from Baker Saulsbury. W. M. Simmons, indicted jointly with Phillips, entered a plea of not guilty and was to be tried this afternoon. In the trial yesterday, Elmer Hathaway was given a five-year suspended sentence on a forgery charge. The trial of Charles Blair, indicted in connection with an alleged attempt to enter the home of L. M. Duff, was scheduled to begin in district court this afternoon. The rest of the week will be usec in trying criminal cases. The fourtl week of court will begin June 22 and beginning Monday civil case; may be tried, subject to crimina cases which may be left .over froir this week. It.jipjjears. now tha several criminal ""cases'.'may" be" tried next week. After next week, th remainder of the term will be devoted to trial of civil cases, excep the 7th and 8th weeks, which wil be subject to criminal cases. One civil case, J. M. Saunders vs Pampa Grain company, was set foi trial this week, Friday, June 19. The settings through July 27 follow: B. W. McQuerrry vs. Mrs. Bessie Morris et al. J. H. Buckingham vs. Panhandle & Santa Pe Ry. company. H. A. Smith vs. Thurston Martin et al. W. M. Agey vs. C. B. Barnard et al B. R. Gray vs. F. W. Woolworth company. • Thursday, fourth week, June 25: The Continental Supply company vs. Antelope Creek Oil & Gas company et al. Hinderliter Tool company vs. J. M McDonald, doing business as Brownie Oil company. The Continental Supply company vs. Vulcan Petroleum Corp. et al. E. Bass Clay vs. Rudeo Oil & Gas company, a corporation, et al. New Mexico Glycerin' company vs. J. M. McDonald, doing business as Brownie Oil company. Monday, fifth week, June 29: Larry Ray vs. Panhandle Stages Inc. et al (preferential). The Continental Supply company COUGHLIN, TOWNSEND WIN TWO PLACES, LOSE THREE See NO. Z, Page 8 I Heard '•A"local, negro who received his bonus bonds( yesterday and who was . ; being besieged with requests tor, Iparis, 'declared., ,»Ah Is notgoln' to loan a slpgle doHah without godd security »n' 10 piih cent in- teiesj; puh nionth," His statement ftboujb the Intelest was stressed. That al»' passenger service between Pampa. ana Fort Worth and, p»llas will he inaugurated won- Land on And Knox Plan Vote Drive Pa,rty Leaders Over Nation" Confer At Topeka TOPEKA, Kan., June 16. (XP)— Gov, Alf At, Landon and Col. Frank Knox clasped hands today with an avowed determination to "let the truth be known about the vital }ssues of the campaign" and to lead the republican party to victory in the November presidential election, Meeting for the first time as republican presidential and vice-presidential nominees • the two men stood C/n : tt\e steps of the Kansas capitol "in; good corn growing weather" and chatted confidently preparatory to a vital study of strategy with the high command of their party. "I expect to-, spend a couple of days here," said Knox, "and then back to Chicago." ' "What I do then, depends on the boss here." • "This is going to be a real part- nersliip," Landon put ; in. Asked if he were Anxious for the campaign to begin, knox said, "the sooner the better,-how do you leej, governpr.fr' " "Tnat's rlghj,", replied the governor, "tlie /^Qoner,- tlje, better.'' Across the luncheon table; at the Q- executive mansion of Landon tlie conferees hoped to get down to brass tacks—the speaking engagements of Knox and Landon, the campaign participation of Herbert Hoover and the Idaho independent, Senator Borah, as well as the all important question of raising campaign funds. His red hair waving, John D. M. Hamilton, the new republican national chairman, was at Landon's elbow with Henry P. Fletcher the retiring.chairman, nearby to render advice. Present with the new party, leadership also were such veterans as Charles D. Hilles of New York and Ralph E. Williams of Oregon, national committeemen. "The typical prairie states are going to have typical republican majorities," Knpx said. "Indiana is debatable territory, good fighting ground. "New York is very good territory for us, developing all of the time," As their press conference opened, Colonel Knox turned to the governor with perspiring brow and remarked "this- is good corn growing weather." "yes, this is.fine," said Governor Landon, "I'm glad you are interested iu our Kansas crops." ."Weil, Illinois is a leading corn .; See NO, 3, P»ge 9 Ry HARRY K. FAHNItAM AsNocIated I'ress Stuff Writer PORTLAND, Me., June 16. I/I') —Candidates endorsed by the organizations of Rev. Charles E. Coughlln and Dr. Francis E. Towiisend won two nominations and lost three in Maine's primaries yesterday, unofficial returns indicated today. Candidates backed by one or both organizations were nominated by tlie republicans in two of three Maine congressional districts. But a democratic Townsend - Coughlin backed candidate met apparent defeat in a close contest in the first district and a republican candidate for governor, endorsed by a Townsend organization lieutenant, was defeated. The republicans nominated Lewis O. Barrows, secretary of state, for governor by a margin of 18,000 votes over Blln W. Page, Skowhegan banker, who received llth hour backing from Dr. Clinton Wunder, member of the Townsend old age pension plan organization, Harold F. Dubord of Walerville was nominated for governor by the democrats without opposition. The state election takes place in September. Senator Wallace H. White Jr. (R), and Governor Louis J. Brann, CD), were unopposed for the nom- Inntion--of..their •• parses- tor the See NO. 4, Page 8 Arkansas Welcomes Roosevelt to Centennial Olson Clinches Farm-Laborites Race for Senate ST. PAUL, June 1C. </r*)—Gover- nor Floyd B. Olson easily clinched the fanner labor party's nomination to the United States senate today as returns from yesterday's primary elections increased his huge margin_ over a lone opponent. Olson, self-styled "radical" and champion of public ownership, gathered 42,976 votes in 74 of the state's 3,724 precincts to only 2,784 for the comparatively little known Carl Taylor. Martin Nelson, defeated for governor by Olson two years ago, emerged as the republican gubernatorial nominee. He had 36,083 in 598 precincts to 5,665 for A. B Gilbert. On the democratic side, with control of the state party at stake, the contests were much closer. Candidates supported by Joseph Wolf, national committeeman, held nar- now leads over the slate backed by Congressman Elmer Ryan and Joseph, Moonan. • •'Patrick Delaney, a Wolf entrant, gathered 17,653 votes in 714 precincts to 8,970 for B. H. Loftsgarden in the U. S. senatorial lists. Fred A. Curtis, a Wolf aspirant for the governorship, led E. E. Novak 10,930 to 9,222 in 595 precincts. ALLRED TO NORBIANGEE AUSTIN, June 16, (/P)—Governor Allred said today he would attend Centennial 'celebration at Nor- nangee, Leon county Thursday. Honored guest of Arkansas at the state's centennial celebration. President Roosevelt Jj shown in the upper photo as he shook hands with the queen of the pageant, Miss Dorothy Strauss, ut Rockport, Ark., where-the presidential party stopped for .brief ceremonies. At the extreme left of the picture is Jesse Jones, RFC chairman, ami Mrs. Roosevelt, smiling, watches the greeting;. In the lower pholo is 'shown Ihe throng massed at the cintciiiiial stadium in Little Rock, where the president made a militant address, challenging the republicans to a finish fight on the constitutional issue. Tin* president proceeded on to Texas after his Little Rock visit. C. H. WALKER IS APPOINTED P. M. BY PRESIDENT Nomination Is Sent To Senate By Roosevelt People You Know (BY A. F.) Strange that the world's most avid fishermen live in the Panhandle! Far from gurgling mountain-streams, Mountain-framed lakes. These .men and boys, It seems merely exist-from one fishing trip to the next when they really live. Take Dickie Kennedy. He is typical. He will talk for hours about rods, lines, baits, spinners and never tire. Enough to entertain him for hours is any hole of water, anywhere. Last spring, so says Melvin Quails, he wanted to stop and fish at every creek between here and Austin where he acted in the play 'Dust.' Last Saturday, three days back from catching many fish in mountains streams and lakes in Colorado and New Mexico, he drafted Bill v Kelley and caught perch in holes around LeFors. President Roosevelt today sent to the senate the nomination of Curry H. Walker as postmaster al. Ptunpa, Texas, according to an Associated Press dispatch received liere this afternoon. Mr. Walker has been a resident of Pampa for eight years, coming liere from Dalhart where he was a former postmaster and newspaperman. His application received the endorsement of Siler Faulkner, Democratic chairman of Gray county. The present postmaster, D. E. 'ecll, received a recess appointment on July 1, 1931, and on January 8, 1932, was given his commission, signed by President Herbert Hoover. Mr. Cecil has been a resident of Pampa for many years. Mr. Walker was born in Tennessee. He moved ,to Texas in 1909, settling in Dalharfc where his civic and community service was outstanding. After moving to Pampa Mr. Walker continued to be prominent. He was named Pampa's otttsta*nd(ng citizen in a voting contest conducted by the Pampa Daily NEWS in 1933. The .nominee was postmaster fit Dalhart from 1913 to ,1922. In 1913 he was elected a member of the Texas legislature. He now operates the Pampa Office Supply company. VFW WillMeet At Hut Tonight Commander D. A. Bartlett of Pampa chapter, Veterans of Foreign Wars, lias issued a call for all members to be present at tonight's important meeting at 8 o'clock in the American Legion hut on West Foster evenue. Building plans will be discussed at length following a report. by the committee which has been raising funds for the past two months. Other important business will come before the meeting, Commander Bartlett says. $51,150 In Bonds Cash Bonus certificates amoun! my. to $51,150 were received for cashine 1 at the local postoffice ycslerdiiv. All were sent to Dallas, cashin'r point for this area, and checks will begin arriving here tomorrow. Up to noon today, 475 of tho 550 . veterans eligible to receives certificates through the local post- office -had been notified that their bonds had' arrived. A long line of veterans swamped local postoffice officials thi.s morning, waiting to sign their bonds for cashing. The number of Pampans fleciding- to hold their certificates is greater than expected. Members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars are on duty at the postoffice, assisting in clentifying- veterans, Veterans who have not received slips notifying them that their bonds have arrived are asked to call at the postoffice in person after to- .morrow. • The average of bonds being cashed is still above Llie $600 mark. AUTOMOBILE IS May Contain Bodies Of Four Missing- Tourists ROSWELL, N. M'., June 1C (/P)— New Mexico stale police, anxious t,o .determine if they at last have ruachecl. the • trail's end- in the search for four missing mid-west tourists, renewed today their at- k-mpt to wrest » mystery automobile from the tenacious grip of a. little sink-hole north of here. Equipped with new and more rugged hoists and cable, the officers, aided by a deep-sea diver, hoped to lift the machine found in 125. feet Vf water here Sunday to the bank of the rock-bound lake. Numerous breakdowns yesterday when five eighth inch steele cable snapped as so much thread, failed to discourage the workers who believed that automobile may • contain the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. George 'Lorius of East St. Louis, 111., and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heberer of Duqtioin 111., last seen in May, 1935. Joe Duby of LcFors was a Pampa visitor last night. TRIAL OF FRIENDS OP LONG CEASES, SAY INVESTIGATORS NEW ORLEANS, June Ifi (JP)—• Nine members of the grand Jury which indicted friends of the late Senator Iluey P. Long: for income lax fraud today scored the United States attorney general for abandoning: prosecution of the cases. In a letter to Attorney General Homer Cummings, the jurors demanded immediate release from the Ulanta penitentiary of former State Representative Joseph Fisher, one of the two men tried before the •riminnl cases against others were Iropped. They said there was a "gross and mwwiarnnted official discrimination" gainst Fisher, who Is scheduled to Complete a sentence of a year and i half on July 9. Abraham Shushan, ormer president of the New Organs Levee board, the other man brought to trial, was acquitted. Fisher was tried before the death )f Senator Long at the time Long vus waging a vigorous fight against he administration of President loosevelt. Shushan was tried after ",ong's death. The statement was announced tore by Arthur C. Waters who erved as foreman of the grand Jury •hich returned the income tax in- lictments. Buying Immunity. The jurors, in their letter said that during the Investigations which led to the indictments it was reported that those under investigation "were trying to make their peace at Washington, by political pull or by payment of the taxes claimed, or even by both means." "The reported answers out of Washington," the letter stated, "either from your office, Mr, Attorney General, or from the office of the secretary of the treasury, were in effect that the government of the United States would not compromise itself by condoning the commission of crime for a pecuniary consideration—answers which wholly comported with the dignity and honor of the United States." The jurors said that, excluding Fisher and Shushan, the others in- cticted "had not even been brought to nominal trial," and if the cases are abandoned they felt they had "every cause to feel aggrieved and outraged." "If the evidence revealed in the grand jury room under the guidance of the assistants of the- United See NO. 5, Page 8 Taxicab Drivers Walk Out Again Higher For Second Time At Dallas DALLAS,. June 16 (API—This city's 300 laxicabw were motionless today as drivers walked out for the second time in three weeks demanding higher wages. The 'latest strike was reported unofficially by drivers to be due to failure of negotiations before a board of arbitration, appointed to settle differences two weeks ago. . Ten days before the Texas Centennial Exposition opened its gates.! Asked! June 6> tne drivers walked out, ' completely paralyzing taxicab traffic. At that time the drivers formed a union and demanded 33 1-3 per cent of the cabs' net earnings as salary. They were receiving 25 per cunt. Tho arbitration board consisted of two strikers' representatives, two company representatives and one neutral party. Operating companies secured a temporary order restraining- drivers from violence. ' ' Company heads said today's walkout was a surprise 'to them. All firms have had excellent business since the Centennial opened its gates, they' said. "' • Colorful Group From West Texas Hits Centennial DALLAS, June 1C. «?)—A special trainload of men and women from Anson, Abilene and Stamford arrived here today, one of the most colorful groups yet to visit the Texas Centennial. Members of the party planned, to stage the cowboys' Christmas ball in all its old time splendor as • a climax of the program tonight of the national, folk festival. Miss Leonora Barrett headed the group The Cowboy's Christmas ball, first given at the old Star hotel in Alison-.„ in 1885, inspired the ballad of the same name by Larry Chittenden, The song had been called the finest cowboy tune ever written. Mrs. Corrie Pool, who led the grand march, of the first cowboy ball, was here to lead again tonight The caller at the original ball, %' M. Patterson, who now resides here, ' planned to caU_the dances. Man Wanted Here, Held in Dallas An investigation was being conducted by Sheriff Talley and the county attorney's office here this afternoon into the purported activities of an alleged swindler arrested by Dallas authorities late yesterday afternoon. < . The man is allegedly wanted In . Pampa on complaints of promising restoration of sight by radium > treatment. Police Chief Art Hurst said this afternoon that he understood the man had collected $2,500 from two ' Pampa residents on the fake. The suspect was taken Into custody when detectives set a trap when he returned to his Dallas home to receive his bonus pay- ' ment. ^ An Associated Press dispatch stated that- the suspect also Is wanted on similar charges In San Antonio, Kaufman, Granite Ifclla and Canton. I Saw • • • Tlie tallest man In Pampa—B. P. Wray who is seven feet and two inches. Two former Pampa residents, Paul M. LeBeuf and Ray WhJWock back in town. Both looking -t they might have plumped' out of the ritzy pages of Chief of Police Art Hurst, and . ? 1 two policemen taking Bill Pyasw'a.- 1"; paint horse from toffn'to'-a new* ' by .pasture, leading it behind ,.4 ,"; car. ' . ,;

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