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WEST TEXAS: Fair tonight and Thuteday; not quite so warm in the Panhandle tonight. Serving Pampa land Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Gfrowihg City In Texfts—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center TUNE IN KPDN ' (1310 tc.'B) Voice of Pampa Dally NEWS at "Top d' Texas" (VOL. NO. 30. NO. 63) (Full (AP) Leased Wife) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, -TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1936 (10 PAGES TODAY) (PRICE FIVE CENTS) BY TEX DE WEESE GOVERNOR SIDES IN WITH PLANTERS When summer's hot clays set in some of us are Inclined to lone our enthusiasm for work, our athletic pep, our hearty appetites, and just want to settle down to adopt the sleepy Mexican manner of suspending life and business for a quiet interlude at midday. * * * , They tell us that If you can jusl find the time and take a 15-niin- ute siesta at noon—get your itiouphl anywhere and everywhere but on your work, let complete relaxation swallow you for the llltie, that at the end of the per- icd you will come back to your task and tackle it with renewed vigor that will surprise even one's self. * * * Often wonder who figures those things out—and if ever we'll get a chance to try this one. As Andy of radio renown would say, "sounds great." * * * We have it on good authority that three-fourths of June's sweet girl graduates expect to be married within the next five years. But, only one-half of the man graduates expect to march to the altar wllliln the same period of time. j. k /'\ * * * Pour o\\j> of five women grads are Willing to work to help earn enough to make marriage possible, but only two out of every five male college seniors will let their future wives work. The other three insist they will not marry until they are earning enough to support the household alone. * * * This ought to be good information for Cupid's 'reference book. It was Interesting: to us to learn these slants on viewpoints expressed by several hundred rcpre- tative members of cap-and-gown /societies in New York, Chicago and Minnesota universitcs in a survey just completed. * * * Of the' co-eds questioned, 41 per cent perfer marriage to a career 28 per cent prefer a career; while 31 per cent want both and can see no reason, why a career and happy v - ''marriage. are^nbtrt'bmpatlble.' '"' '* * -*' Most surveys miss their point by 'a mflei, but this one.at least gives an Idea of Just what some of our college boys and girls get Into their noodles afier a four or five .year fling at higher education— laying particular stress on what the modern young man and young- woman think about marriage, careers, and the like, * * * A man sat down at my desk to day and invited mq to go with hin soon on a tour of West Texas point, of interests. Needless to say, I ac cepted Ms very kind invitation. Hi is a Lone Star booster. In ten min utes he had me so interested ir what the gieat Panhandle has tc offer in the way of going places and seeing things—that I'm fairly itching to see some of the points hi described. * * * The farmer of 1936 has-many advantages over his counterpart of two or three decades ago. For instance, we were thinking today of happy times spent on long winter evenings at grandfather's farm back East all of 25 years ago There wasn't much to do except to peel apples, toast chestnuts and pop corn—and go to bed early. . ' * * * Now we have the radio. What a boon it is to the farmer, not only .from the educational pnd entertain ment angles but frorri-the viewpoin of placing him in instant touch wit! the markets and with the grea cities. * * * More radios than ever are today being installed hi farm homes; Several million rural listeners, hitherto cut off from air communication, are now preparing to add themselves to the nation's radio audience, * * * For that matter, farm dweller have for several years been th country's only citizens to have spe cial daily programs rnade for them Weather and livestock reports household and news broadcasts, anc many other special' features hav been poured out in profusion ove the air. * * * But these programs have been heard by less than one farm family out of every five. Now, with income improved, and the development of the air cell battery, giving the listener.'far'from the power line.the same reception en- Joyed by the city dweller, the gee COLUMN, Page 6 I Heard • • Guy MoTaggfti;b enthusiasticall talking polo . , . fteno Stinso wondering why Pampa didn't hav two or three lighted playgroun ball diamonds like hjs EUasvill v , . pan/Mcarew being,panned as an announced ... umpeen differ ent persons griping because th tSpnls courts Jiavn't been firUshe ''f, :t . M-'P- Downs disagreeing yrtt the umpire's decisions as \19U»1. 50,000 Hear Roosevelt at Dallas Fifty thousand people roared a welcome to President Roosevelt when lie entered the Cotton Bowl Centennial Stadium in Dallas to climax his tour of the Texas Centennial with a fighting- speech against monopolies ami an appeal for extension of his "good neighbor" policy to Mexico' and oilier foreign lands. The president, beside his' son Elliott, is shown in the circle as the flag was raised In the stadium. The great throng sat in a broiling sun that sent the thermometer to 95 and caused prostration of several spectators. Hundreds To Be At Singing Convention In Week-End Report 3 Dead, Stolen Vessel Found ANTICS OF GIRL PAT IN LAST 6 WEEKS RECOUNTED NASSAU, Bahamas, June 17, Of)—Unconfirmed reports of the finding of three bodies and a wliecked vessel on a Baliaman Island gave rise today to speculation the craft Is the missing British trawler Girl Pat and her treasure hunting crew. Word of the discovery came from a resident of Onagua island, in the eastern Bahamas, who said he picked up the -report from Captain Darling of the Sloop City Train. The crew of the Acklins island Sloop Dove, who found the bodies, was said to have burled them, on the cay. The meager description of the -Q 2 ACQUITTED JURIES IN LOCAL TRIALS Verdicts Say Neither Man Nor Woman Was Guilty of Driving While Drunk The first two trials held In 31st district court involving Indictments charging driving of an automobile while in on intoxicated condition resulted in acquittal for both defendants. A third trial on a like indictment was in progress this morning. Edna Norvell was acquitted after the jury had deliberated a short time. Her case went \o trip ,iury yesterday afternoon, nnd trial of Earl Hill was begun. The Jury returned a verdict of acquittal for Hill this morning. Several members of the J. H. Mann family were prosecuting witnesses in the Norvell case, Testimony was developed that the Mann car was involved in several accidents. Trial of criminal cases for this] week will be postponed after to- Heads Singers DEATH TAKES FAMOUS STAR OF HOLLYWOOD Henry Walthall Was Player in 'Viva , Villa' HOLLYWOOD, JU11& 17 (AP) — Henry B. Walthall, the little colonel of the silent screen masterpiece, "Birth of a Nation," died in a sanitarium today. He was 55. The grayhaired actor, native of S-helby City, Ala., entered the Pasteur Sanitarium at nearby Monrovia three weeks ago for treatment of a chronic ailment. He had collapsed after completing the role of an airplane inventor, in the film, "China Clipper," still unreleased. He began his screen career in 1910 after stage experience with Henry Miller. Under the direction of D. W. Griffith, Walthall gained stardom, then saw- his proininence fade. When talkies came in, his stage work gave him a new start and he was active of late years. He played with Wallace Beery in "Viva Villa," the late Will Rogers in "Judge Priest" and more recently with Ronald Colman in A Tale of Two Cities." ..His widow, Mary Charleson Walthall, former stage actress, and 18- year old daiighte'iy J Mary' Patricia, Beverly Hills high school student, survive. Memphis Banker Will Succeed DeLea Vicars AMARILLO, June 17 (XP)—Thomas E. Noel of Memphis, Texas, was the new president of the Panhandle Bankers' association today. In session for ' the thirty-second annual convention yesterday ; the association elected Noel to succeed DeLea Vicars of Pampa, and elevated Arthur Ware of Amarillo from secretary to vice president. J. Ross Noland of Tulia. was again chosen, vice president, H. s. Wilburn of Canadian was ; elected secretary, and John K. Crews of Plainview, treasurer.' 1 ...'••: KILLED IN WRECK CORSIOANA, June 17 W>)—W. Tl (Buck) Griffin, about 70, well-known east .NavarrO county farmer arid political leader, was killed instantly la'^tijight when his automobile apparently struck'a shoulder on high- way'31-near Powell, 8 miles, east of Corsicana, and turned over. Mrs Elsie Knipe, 19, Corsicana, Is in a hospital in a critical condition. Mrs. Knipe was reported to have been in the car with Griffin. It was tj»e sixth traffic fatality of the year, and was the fifth on highway 31. —77 --"*« -^Mel , Davis made a business trip to Clarendon this morning, f ,' Music May Be Heard} 1 At High School I 1 Gymnasium Pumpn will entertain thfl Plalwui Singing Convention in its Ititli annual meeting Saturday and Sunday of this week at the high school gymnasium. Hundreds of singers from the Panhandle, western Oklahoma and Eastern New Mexico and other sections of the .southwest will be here. , The first program will begin at 10 a. m. Saturday, nnd meetings will continue each morning, afternoon, and evening of the two days. In addition to residents of the convention district, representatives of music publishing houses and special singers from other counties have been invited.. All sessions will be open to the public. Those who enjoy old-time singing are invited. John F. Taylor is president of the association, an office lie has filled lor 15 years. J. E. Dlsch is vice-president for Texas and Z. B. Moon for New Mexico. J. S. Garrett is secretary, Robert Stratton assistant secretary. Members of the advisory board are P. B. Abbott, J. E. Brannon, Roy Smith, G. R. Stratton, Miss Thelma Thalman, Miss Maggie Stoops. The Pampa chamber of commerce and the Gray County Singing convention of which J. E. Ward is president, are to act as hosts to' the meeting. . .. • F. W. FISCHER TO SPEAK HERE THIS EVENING New Taxation Theory To Be Explained By Candidate F. W. Fischer of Tyler, candidate for governor, running on the platform of taxing natural resources to pay the old age pension and give relief to Texas taxpayers, will speak in Pampa at 8 p. m. today, on the vacant lot east of the courthouse. Seats will be available for the audience. He will come to Pampa after speaking during the day at Groom McLean, Shamrock and Wheeler. On Thursday, June JS/ 1 Fischer will speak at Canyon at 10 a. m., Tulia •at 11 a. m., Plainview at 2 p. m., Floydada at 4 p. in,, and Lubbock at 8 p. m. Fischer expects to present to the citizens of Pampa at' this time what he terms a new philosophy of government for Texas—one based on retaining through taxation of natural resources a portion of the wealth underground which he says is now exploited by eastern capital, Over $100,000,000 in new money could be raised in the state in this way, Fischer claims, ninety per cent of which would come from outside of Texas as it would be See NO. 1, Page 6 DIES SUDDENLY IN WASHINGTON Florida Solon Drops Dead at Home In Capital WASHINGTON, June 17 (/P)— Senator Duncan U. Fletcher of Florida died suddenly today at his home. He was 77 years old and had served in the Senate since March 4, 1909. His office announced that the Senator had dropped dead at his home. No details were given Immediately. Fletcher was chairman of the important banking and currency committee and a member of the committees on commerce, military affairs and printing. • Senator Borah of Idaho is the oldest member of the Senate in point of service, having started his career in 1907. Senator Smith of South Carolina came to the Senate with Fletcher. They outranked all other democrats in point of service. Senator Fletcher's term would have expired in 1939. It was Florida' second loss in the Senate in little more than a month. Park Trammell died May 8 after a service since 1917. Trammell was succeeded by Scott M. L.pftin, former president of the American Bar association.,The Senator awoke this morning, apparently feeling fine. \ . He enjoyed his breakfast but shortly before 10 o'clock complained of feeling ill and called a physician, Dr. F. A. Swartwout. Fletcher was put to bed immediately and died about 10:30 a. in. (EST) of coronary thrombosis — heart disease. His associates said the Senator, so far as they knew, had not suffered from the ailment before. Only the physician and a maid were with him when he died, but Mrs. Fletcher and one daughter, Mrs. Nell Smith-Gordon, were in the apartment. , • Mrs. T. J. Kemp of St. Louis, the Senator's other daughter, was iin- medialely notified. The Senate was expected to a.dr journ soon after the noon convening hour out of respect to Fletcher. « — - Kiwanians to Paint Girl Scout House Members of the Kiwanis club arjs being requested to meet tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Girl Scout house which will be painted white and green at that time by the club members. All members are requested to be present by 4:30 o'clock when photographs of the brush-wielders will be taken. TO HONOR ELLSWORTH WASHINQTON,- June 17 t . President Roosevelt today approved a bill to award a special gold medal to Lincoln Ellsworth for his ' today. be the Girl Pat, reported stolen from Grimsby, England, six weeks ago by the treasure hunters. The island resident said Captain Darling related the Dove Was attracted to the lonely cay by a British flag flying there. On the reef lay the bodies of three men. Beside them were a! number of suit cases, a bible and nautical instruments. Government authorities at Nassau cabled instructions to the justice of the peace on Mayaguana island to proceed to the island in a sailing vessel. The round trip, with favorable winds, requires approximately 16 hours. • The' : antics : o£ the Qirl Pat since All. persons, including men, \vo- siie put out from Grimsby on April men. boys or girls, who are"inter- 14 presumably bound for her regul- ested in archery or who would like ar catch in 'the North Sea fishing to learn to shoot a bow and arrow wrecked vessel Indicated it might dav unU1 llext Monday when the •' -• - - - • - - - cases of B. L. Wood, and C. V. Carnes, both charged with driving while intoxicated, will be called for trial. Eight pleas of guilty to charges listed in indictments are expected. The case of J. P. West vs. W. B. Saulsbury et el is set for Monday, week, July 13, It was announced Archery Being Taught in Park trade, sounds like a modern day Captain Kidd story. Instead of keeping to her sche- are invited to attend practice on the north bank of the city park at the tennis courts each evening at dule, the modern, 25 ton motor ves- < 7 o'clock. Last night, a dozen boys sel turned up ten days later off!and girls were given instruction by the northern coast of Spain, took Dickie Kennedy and Billy Rlchey. Ben Guill will meet with the group regularly from tonight on. Boy Scouts who intend to compete in the Scout camporal are urged to take advantage of the practice and instruction. (See NO. 2, Page (!) Life Saving Is Being Taught at Swimming Pool Tommy Atkins is conducting senior life saving instruction at the Pampa municipal swimming pool. Classes are at 5 o'clock on Monday and Saturday afternoon.. Mr. Atkins has room for several more persons in his class. If enougli enroll for junior life saving, Mr. Atkins will begin a class in that division. Any person desiring to take Junior life saving is asked to notify Mrs. Lillian Blythe at the pool. Mr. Atkins holds an American Red Cross life saving certificate. Boy Scouts are urged to take advantage of tliis opportunity since a merit badge in life saving is an Eagle Scout requirement. 53-Year Resident Of Mobeetie Dies McLEAN, June 17—James Edward Oakes, aged 81 years, 7 months and 6 days, was burled at Mobeetie Monday afternoon with the funeral services in charge of Rev. W. A. Erwin, minister of the First, Presbyterian Church of McLean. Mr. Oakes was a Panhandle pioneer, having come to Mobeetie some 53 years ago when old Fort Elliott was at its best. His brother- in-law A. Finsterwald, who was present at the funeral services, was a soldier at the Fort. His wife and son preceded him in death. A daughter, Mrs. Clifford Elder, of Moheetie, two grandchildren, Miss Settle Elder, Mobeetie and Miss Gladys Oakes, Hobbs, New Mexico, survive. Old-Age Pension Checks To Be In Mails On July 1 35,000 Will Be on Rolls by That Time BY HARRELL E. LEE, Associated Press Staff Writer. AUSTIN, June 17 (JP)— Late next week, a machine in the busy headquarters office of the state old age pension organization will start in turning out checks at the rate of around 10,000 a day. One week from next Tuesday, these checks will be placed in the mails and Texas will have joined the long list of states which pension their needy aged. Many who are eligible will not receive any money on July 1. A start will be made, however, on the deadline fixed by the legislature and the .needy persons whose petitions for aid-are pending on that date will receive payments retroactive to July 1 after their applications have been approved. Orville S. .Carpenter, director of the Old Age Assistance commission, estimated today that 35,000 to 40.000 persons would be on the pension rolls by July 1. Forces here and in the 20 district offices are working night and day in an. effort to clear as many applications as possible before that date. Approximately 30,000 additional applicants will be found eligible with completion of investigations, Carpenter believes. Investigations Thorough. "I am riot ashamed of our' record so far," Carpenter said. "It was impossible to 'make a careful examination of each application and at the same time complete all investir gations by July 1. I beiieve the people of Texas approve our policy of investigating thoroughly to .determine which of the applicants are in need and the extent of that need. "We have been giving prior consideration to those who appeal' to need aid the worst. Of the 28,900 applicants approved through yesterday, at least 90 per cent were on relief. We regret that some of the old people will be a few weeks late In getting their pensions but they will receive as much money as Se« NQ. 3, Page 6 John £•'. Taylor, above, president of the Plateau, singing: convention wliicli will be Held here Saturday and Sunday, is in Pain- pa making arrangements for the convention which will be held at the high school gytn. Visitors and residents are asked to bring 1 basket lunches which will be eaten in the city park Saturday and Sunday. ALEX SCHNEIDER IS NAMED HEAD OF RED CROSS New Officers Named By Chapter at Meeting- Alex Schneider was re-elected chairman of the Pampa chapter of the American Red Cross at its annual meeting in the Chamber of Commerce rooms this afternoon. Goal of the city's annual Red Cross roll call next November was Increased from $750 to $800 and Allen Hodges was appointed roll call chairman for 193(3. Other elective officers chosen at today's session were, Mrs. Gladys Robinson, vice chairman; Garnet Reeves, secretary, and Farrls Oden, treasurer. Tex De Weese was named publicity chairman for the chapter. R. T. Bridge, national Red Cross field representative, of St. Louis, attended the session and spoke of the organization aims and offered assistance of the national chapter in carrying out the local program. Prior to the election of officers reports from officers and chairmen were read. Torn Aldrldge reported that $1,481.93 was collected See NO. 4, Page 6 245 Veterans to Cash Bonus Bonds Two-hundred and forty-five veterans in the Pampa area ha've sent to Dallas for cashing 2,151 baby bonus bonds, according to a check made by local postoffice officials this morning. The bonds amounted to $107,550 or an average of approximately $439 to the veteran. Many veterans are cashing only a small number of their bonds, which has reduced the averagtf from $600 the first day to the $439 this morning. A few more packages were received this morning, bringing the number • to' nearly 500. Not more than 100 veterans arc left on the eligible list here, it is estimated by veterans organizations. People You Know (BY A. F.) Keenly anticipatory, the old, the helpless, the poverty- stricken, are waiting these days, counting the days, counting the hours, almost the minutes till July First when they will be paid because they are 65. Many of them gathered in the courthouse during the Centennial to be questioned, by state men. Said one lovable old woman, "There isn't any poor farm in Gray county, and I had been thinking I'd have to go back to East Texas to get on the poor farm, and keep from starving to death, and now I won't have to do elth? er. Qod' Bless Roosevelt I 1 ' Pertly, exclaimed an, old man, ''Them stingy klnfolks of mine. now won't be saying that' I'd be better off dead!" NEGRO REPORTED DEAC IS NOW ALIVE, HE SAYS MEMPHIS, Tenn,, June 17. (/P) —Governor J. M. Putrell charged "propaganda" against cotton chopper strike sympathizers today in one phase of the purported East Arkansas flogging case. Sheriff Howard Curlin announced Frank Weems, 40-year old negro share cropper whose "death from a beating" was reported by the southern tenant farmer union, was aUve and "would be produced shortly." It was to preach the funeral for Weems that Miss Willie Sue Blagdon, former Memphis social worker, and the Rev. Claude Williams, went Monday to Earle, Ark., where they said they were flogged. They charged that six men abducted them, whipped them with the belly-band from a mule's harness and warned them never to return. The Arkansas governor, who once chopped cotton himself, studied the Weems case and asserted: "That was a mock funeral deliberately planned by H. L. Mitchell, (secretary of the tenant union) and his confederates as propaganda." Futrell said Curlin advised him that neither the negro nor his wife knew anything about reports that Weems had been fatally beaten. Union authorities had said he was the victim of men who broke up a strike meeting last week. .•..:.., A United States department. of Justice investigation of the asserted flogging of a Presbyterian mhjr ister and a young woman in the eastern Arkansas sharecroppers' strike zone appeared in the making. At the same time one of the alleged victims, the Rev. Claude Williams, a Little Rock, Ark., preacher, urged prosecution of six men he said abducted and beat him and Miss Willie Sue Blagden with a brass studded leather strap near Earle, Ark., Monday night. The clergyman and Miss Blagden, a 29-year-old social worker, reported they had gone to Earle to Investigate the rumored slaying of a negro sharecropper. On advice o£ counsel for the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union which is sponsoring the strike In See NO. 5, Page 6 Bicycle Riding In City Park Is Banned by Police Bicycle riding in the city park is taboo, and riding bicycles on the streets at night without prp-« per lights is also out of order, ac* cording to City Manager O. L. Stin? and Chief of Police Art Hurst. Several small children playing in the park have escaped injury by the closest of margins. One cyclist was badly cut about the face yesterday when he attempted to ride his bicycle down one of the inclines. P.ark employes have been instructed to keep bicycles out of the park. ' An automobile accident Sunday night was blamed on a bicycle being ridden without proper lights. The cyclist suddenly loomed in front of the car and in swerving to miss the boy, the driver crashed into another car. No one was injured but both cars were damaged. Bicycles being ridden at night must .carry a rer.r reflector and a headlight. Officers. have been iiw structed to stop persons from Violating the -city ordinance. Pwjflta are also asked to cooperate in 'iep- ing that their childrens 1 bicycles are properly equipped for night riding. . . I Saw ... Howard Jensen able to hobble around on crutches after six weep of being laid up with an infected ankle. ' Three boys, about 9 or 10 years , old, toting a fruit jar nearly full pf, water into The News. The boys were John Miller, James (Cotton) and Elvis Riggln, and in the bpttoin of the jar, swimming around t ifl 'the water was some sort of vfrtnlnt that looked like a stream-lined, Jtftg- pole with whiskers toid no feejejs. The boys and this corner have, fto ld.ea what it is. ' 1

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