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Oklahoma and West Texas— generally fair Sunday and Monday. Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center autpa iDatly -tons TUNE IN KPDN (1310 k.c.'s) Voice of Pampa Daily NEWS at "Top o' Texas" (VOL. NO. 30. NO. 66) (Full (AP) Leased Wire) PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1936 (20 PAGES TODAY) (PRICE FIVE CENTS) CONGRESS PASSES TAX BILL AND ADJOURNS TO'S TDPJBS BY TEX DE WEESE TOPICS is expecting mall this week from one-time associates in California. Prior to departure from the sunshine state we expressed a personal opinion that it would be a load off the mind to know that earthquake territory was being left behind. Friday night's Panhandle temblor, no doubt, will incite a spurt of mail from the west coast * * * Earthquake night in the Panhandle was momentous for C. H. Walker, Pampa's new postmaster, come July 1. It will be easy for Mr. Walker to remember hJs con- ficmation by the senate. Within the period of one hour he received notification of that fact, Joe Louis went out like a light, and the earth heaved and groaned. * * * Which reminds us that it is time for public apology No. 1. We said something here Friday about what was going to happen to Max Schmellng. It was our warped opinion that Der Maxle would be chopped down In a round or two. For that we humbly beg his and your pardons. You have a promise that from here on we will not step over Into the sports editor's ter- ritoryi * * * One doesn't Jiave te pay for everything that is to be seen at the Centennial in Fort Worth. For instance, roaring activity of an old frontier town is being recreated on a pioneer village street called Sunset Trail. There you will find the little old church, saloon, bank, blacksmith shop, two-story hotel, town hall and pool 'hall of a frontier town. . . • * * * This re-creation is being done up right. Inside these picturesque structures will be dignified collections of historical relics, guns, paintings, Indian paraphernalia, old hand presses that once put out the frontier news and bandit reward notices. * * * Outside in the street will be the raw, lusty goings-on of the wildest town east or west of the Pecos. Bandits will ride in daily to hold up the bank and make a getaway into tile froinWer centennial crowd. ' * * * Old hand presses will grind out reward notices, to give somebody a chance to capture the villain and lead him to the sheriff's office and claim the reward. Here's a chance to relive the raw life of a frontier town on Sunset Trail. + * * Mrs, Chick Hlckman, secretary to the county judge, was a bit disappointed because she didn't get full benefit of Friday night's shock. Mrs. Hickman was riding in an automobile wifh her husband and some friends at the time and missed the full effects + * * Business note: The Pampa Credit, association lias just received a report from the research division of its national unit that ' collections and credit sales continue to increase in Texas. Panhandle communities report an approximate 13 per cent increase in creditfsales due to recent rains and oil field and soil erosion activities. . '; * * * Today's trivial topic: A' woman residing in Durham, England, is reported to wear size 21 shoes. + * * A Pampa resident wishes to get the exact 1 definition of "an average man." There is no exact definition. Some years ago Robert S. and Helen Merrell Lynd made a study of the residents in a town in one of the central states. They called this study "Mlddletown." If a copy of this book is available it will give a fairly good idea of what Wight be termed "the average man." * * * : The government reports more than 500 broadcasting stations in the United States, not counting (how that lean oyer back fences. •' •' . '. . * * *-. JDistrlet court activity against drunken, drivers gives rise to the thought that the peak in traffic hazards is a road hog full -of corn. ' •' * * * TODAY'S BIBLE THOUGHT .The Art of Adaptability— I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be .content. I know how to be abased, and I know abound— Fhilippians 4:11, Thousands Due To Attend Singing Convention Here Singers Prom Four States Here on Saturday Attendance of the 16th annual Plateau Singing convention, which opened yesterday morning at the high school gymnasium, is expected to swell into the thousands today, John F. Taylor, Borger, president of the convention for fifteen years, declared last night. Saturday, singers from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas were on hand and the three singing sessions were filled with solos, duets, trios, quartets and mass singing. W. T. Utley and E. M. Bartlett, hold long distance honors, driving in Saturday afternoon' from Hartford, Ark., 575 miles away. Others from long distances include: 0. R. and R. O. Stratton, Clayton, New Mexico: The Durham Orchestra, including Mr. and Mrs. 1. O. Durham, Marcello, Evelyn, Roil, and Bonnie Wurham, of Nara Visa, New Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Brannen, Littlefleld, Glenn, Charley, and Harvey Shelton of the Bhclton Trio, Shawnee, Okla.. Others on Saturday's program, included: Rev. J. E. Beckner, Clayton, N. M., Mrs. Johnnie Pace, Mrs. Maggie Stoops, Thelma Stoops, Stewart Stoops, Amarillo; J. S. Earp, White Deer; J. S. Marsh, Wayne Marsh;, Pat Holland, E. C. Hawes, Canyon; W. B. Lackey, Charles Rossen, Spearman; Mrs. W. C. Womble,' Pringle. At a brief business session Saturday afternoon, G. R. Stratton, Clayton, N. M., was appointed head of a nomination committee with J. E. Disch, Borger; Pat Holland, H. C. Raffe, Canyon; R. G. Stratton, Clayton, N. M.; I. O. Durham, Nara Visa, N. M., and C. D. Rosson, Spearman. The com- TWELVE DEATHS ATTRIBUTED TO BOXING UPSET See NO. 1, Page 6 Recent Fires in Pampa Probed by State Official A visitor in Pampa last week was Jas. Byrne, state arson investigator. Assisted by Fire Chief Ben White, County Attorney Sherman White and District Attorney Lewis Goodrich, Mr. Byrne investigated recent fires in Pampa. Before leaving yesterday, Mr. Byrne told the NEWS that all future fires of a suspicious nature would be investigated by Chief extent of findings in his investiga- White himself. He would not reveal tion here. The department made a run to the rear of Frick Reid Supply company on Atchinson avenue early yesterday afternoon. They found trash burning. No damage resulted. Today Supposed To Be Father's Father is supposed to have his inning today. In many places Father's Day is being observed with special attention such as is given Mother's Day earlier In the year. Special mention is made in the churches, and in many homes family gatherings to honor father are held. Persons Die Suddenly Over American Continent NEW YORK, June 20 (/P)—Twelve deaths in the United States and Canada were ascribed today to excitement ove rthe Louis-Schmeling fight. In Halifax, N. S., two women died while listening to the fight broadcast. Mrs. Margaret Mara, 63, collapsed during the 10th round and died shortly afterward, and Mrs. Lois Turner, 36, suffered a fatal stroke. Franklin James Lambert, 51, died at his Forest, Ont., home after hearing four rounds. Death was due to heart seizure. In New York's Harlem, Henry Saw, 61, fell dead at the radio. Josephine Tandy, 66-year-old negro woman, died in Madison, Ind., lis- tsning to the blow-by-blow account She was stricken with a heart attack when Louis was knocked out in the 12th round. One of the victims, Tom O'Rourke, aged promoter, collapsed at Schmeling's feet while talking to the boxer in his dressing roam before the fight. He died shortly after of heart disease. Pittsburgh physicians attributed the deaths of two persons there to fight excitement. Mrs. Catherine Weinbrenner, 75, native of Germany, collapsed and died of heart disease while the fight was on. Richard McGowan, 54, died after the knockout. Robert Hunt Moore, 54, a Memphis telegrapher, succumbed to a heart attack while listening to a radio description of the battle, as did Charles A. Allen, 66, of Cassville, N. J. Robert Gantt, 80, a negro, collapsed and died of angina pectoris while standing with a group of partisans about a radio in. Columbia, S. C. Thomas E. Dunn, 72, United States customs inspector at Chicago, was stricken with a fatal heart attack while listening to a broadcast of the fight. 16 Are Killed In Collapse of Apartment House NEW YORK, June 20 (AP)—The death toll in the collapse of a seven-story apartment building was set at sixteen late tonight when firemen dug to the bottom of the tangled debris. Satisfied there was no likelihood of discovering additional bodies, police and fire officials halted searching operations, A dozen victims of the crash were in hospitals, two seriously injured. City and county officials had launched a many-sided investigation into the cave-in of the apartment building in Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx which still was under construction when the roof and seven floors of the buildings fell through Friday. Longest Day And Summer Arrive lyw • CRASH FATAL DENTON, June 30, (/P)— One person was killed and six were Injured, one seriously, in ; an automobile- truck collision near here tonight. Jerry Ashworth, 19, was instantly killed when the car in which she was riding with Fred Kingsbury, 24, crashed intp the rear enfl of a , truck on the Pallas highway. ICtngsbury was; not fcadiy Injured.' Open all night- Hampton & Q,«jn.Pjiel.l §e^yl$se.;<5? Storage.—Adv. -© I Heard Dr. -Bradford Knapp of Texas Tech college at Lubbock make an address and one of his remarks was that, "students in our schools should be taught that hands should be used for other purposes than to light cigarets and thumb rides." John L. peake, just back from St. Louis where he saw the Cardinals in action, declaring that Dizzy Dean is the idol of the fans. He is a changed man this year, according to John, who saw him pitch. "Dean is hot bearing down all the time like he did in the Texas league." It's always cool at the La Nora, Theater.—Adv, ! Today is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. It marks the time of the year when stylists begin to think about fall apparel, when the days begin to grow, shorter, and the start is made down the road in the direction of winter. The weatherman paid little attention to the calendar this year. Summer arrived in advance of schedule. Saturday was another hot day in Pampa. At 4:30 p. m. it was 102 degrees, climbing to that point from 97 at 11 a. m. The high point Friday was 104 at 5 p. in. Indications are that this first day of summer will run true to the example set by the seasonal advance man. It's always 70 degrees at La Nora Theater.—Adv. SENATOR' HOLT GIVES UP AND SENATE QUITS By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON, June 21. (Stin- daiy) (IP)— T3ie 74th Congress, which topped off the administration's program yesterday by finally approving the trouble-studded tax bill, adjourned sine die early today after a determined—but lisilcss—filibuster had spent itself. Just before midnight youthful Senator Holt (D-W. Va) one of those who had been filibustering against the Guffey-Vinson coal control bill with a sharp attack on John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, gave up and the senate quickly adjourned. The house which had been standing by while the senate sought to break the bonds of the filibuster, followed suit at 12:39 a. m. E. S. T., and the second Roosevelt congress ground to an end. Galleries were packed with gay crowds, eager to be present when the big show on capitol hill was finally ended. Time and again they had to be warned by presiding officers to restrain themselves. In the closing rush not only was the Guffey-Vinson bill, designed to replace the outlawed original Guffey coal control act, filibustered to death, but the controversial food and drug bill was killed when the house refused to agree to the conference report. Having turned the tax bill—estimated to produce $800,000,000 in- new revenue—over to President Roosevelt in mid-afternoon, the house and senate sat down to hold a wake with the Guffey-Vinson bill, sentenced to death by the filibuster. One last minute flurry broke into the unusual calm which hung over the two chambers, ordinarily so tur- ublent on adjournment night. It was an attempt by backers of the coal bill, watching it ground under the filibuster, to hold congress in session for a day or so more. Wearied by the prolonged session, the senate shouted the effort down. During one Interruption for a bit of actual work, the senate approved several nominations and then shot through the Walsh-Healey bill to require government contractor's to comply with wage and hour standards. The bill went to the White House when house amendments were accepted without a trace of opposition. The only other major action in the waning hours of the congress was senate rejection, 34 to 17, of a last minute push for the Frasler- Lemke bill, which would have permitted the printing of $3,000,000,000 of the money to refinance farm debts. Senator Frazier (R-ND) sought to attach it as an amendment to the coal bill. The crowded galleries were treated in both senate and house to in- (See NO. 2, Page 6) War Sanctions Against Italy Lifted by U. S, WASHINGTON, June 20 (AP) — President Roosevelt today lifted the arms and financial embargoes ind other war restrictions invoked jy the United States against Italy and Ethiopia under the neutrality act. Officially recognizing the end of hostilities, between the invading Italian conquerors and Emperor Haile Selassie's tribesmen, tl)e chief executive proclaimed the termination of all American restrictive measures applied when he recognized a state of war existed- 1. An outright embargo on shipments from the United States of arms, ammunition, and implements of war to either of the belligerent nations. 2. An outright, embargo against any American financial assistance to either country. 3. Standing warning to American ;ravelers that use of any ships of either country would be at ;heir. own risk. 4. Standing warning to American, businessmen that those engag- .ng in any transactions with the belligerents did so at their own risk. 5. Moral pressure to prevent American exports to either country of steel, iron, copper and oil, in quan- jities exceeding normal peace time ,evels. WATER SHUT OFF HERE FOR HOUR • • •• •• •• •• •• •• ••' Earthquake Shakes Panhandle Section Postmaster Q C. II. WALKEU By appointment of President llooscvclt and| confirmation by the senate. C. H. (Hub) Walker, pictured above, will be Pampa's new postmaster. He will take ever his new duties on July 1,, succeeding David E. Cecil, an appointee of Herbert Hoover in 1931 and of the senate In 1932. TEXANS WARNED CRACKS IN CORNERS OF CITY HALL ARE WIDENED AMARILLO,. Juno 20. (/P)— Earthquake shocks were felt over a bread area of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles last night, alarming the populace but apparently causing no property damage. Dishes were rattled in homes and one man, George Bishop, an oil worker at Whittenberg, reported the quake knocked him down. The first shock was felt at A:25 p. in. in Amarillo, Pampa, Borger, Panhandle, Whittenberg and Claude, considerably more distinct than one experienced by the same area several years ago. In the Oklahoma Panhandle, fur- gently at Guymon and nearby towns at about the same time. D. o. Bissell, Guymon meteorologist, said the quake was the first there in 10 years. -® C. H. WALKER APPOINTMENT IS CONFIRMED Change In Postmasters To Take PJace July 1, End Of The Fiscal Year GULF TORNADO Tropical Storm Swirling Off Coast Is (By Thn Associated Vrcss) The United States weather bureau at New Orleans Saturday night warned residents of the Texas Gulf coast area from Brownsville to Matagorda Bay that danger exists of more northerly movement of a tropical storm was central at 6 p. m. (CST) about 275 miles southeast of Corpus Christi. The disturbance, first reported Friday night, has been moving slowly northwestward during the last 12 hours with increasing intensity, the weather bureau warned, northeast storm warnings were ordered north of Corpus Christi to Matagorda Bay Saturday night. The weather bureau advised that small craft along the upper Texas coast should stay In safe places Sunday, and caution was advised for all vessels during the next 24 hours throughout the entire northwest Gulf of Mexico. A survey by the United States See NO. 3, Page 6 Call us for car trouble night or day, Hampton & Campbell,—Adv, People You Know (BY A; F.) We sat on a sandy bar in White Deer creek where clouds of song birds sing day and night in a Jungle of cotton wood trees, where the tracks of antelope and deer are denser than the hoof- prints of cattle, where the jay bird, the red bird, the mocking bird, the mourning dove, the wood pecker, unite in pouring forth a din of musical sounds that bewilder and startle the ears of the plainsman. Then the sand under us shivered and a low rumble of distant thunder was heard. Five minutes later the earth under us rocked and heaved and fear loomed large in a dozen boy's eyes, and the rumble became almost explosive. (They said that section of Hutchinson county was near the eppiccentre of the earthquake. In an approaching car the boy driving said to the fat boy in the rear, "Quit shaking this car," and the machine lurched to the side of the road. Said an urchin on the sand, "The last time we went to Ledrick's ranch, we got caught in a flood. Now it's an earthquake I" La Nova Theater—Cool and comfortable.—Adv. Residents of Pampa and the Panhandle Saturday took cognizance of earthquake possibilities- following the double tremor which shook the city and north plains area Friday night. The first shock was felt here at 9:23 p. m. and was followed by another and more severe jolt two minutes later at 9:25 p. m. While many reported they did not notice the first one, the second tremblor rattled residential homes and downtown buildings First belief was that there had been an explosion in the oil fields. A hurried telephone check of the area soon revealed that the disturbance had not originated there. Phones to the Pampa News were clogged almost immediately with calls from persons inquiring about the shock. It soon was learned that the disturbance was widespread, having been felt in Amarillo, Canadian, Canyon, LeFors. Although the earth tremor was the most severe ever to visit the Panhandle district, little damage was reported. No one was injured. In Pampa tha cornice at the northwest and southwest corners of the city hall was damaged. Small fissures appeared in the corners last week but Saturday morning they had widened several inches. Five rows of brick below the cornice were also split wider by the quake. The contractor who erected the building was notified when the break was found. He said there was no danger of the corner section falling. It will be removed and the damage repaired this week. Damage at the northwest corner was not as great. Patrons of the theaters were startled and some started to leave The appointment of C. H. Walker as poastmaster of Pampa was confirmed by the United States senate Friday night according to a telegram received yesterday from Senator Morris sheppard, Mr. Walker's appointment was approved by President Roosevelt on Tuesday of last week. The new poastmaster has been a resident of Pampa for eight yeais during which time he has operated the Pampa Office Supply company. He moved here from Dalhnrt where his record was one of civic and community service. During his residence in Dalhart, Mr. Walker served as president of the Dalhart chamber of commerce during 1914-15; headed all liberty loan campaigns in Dallam county; Dallam county president of Red Cross; president Colorado-Gulf highway association (Denver to Galveston) 1921-24; first president Dalhart iLions club; member 33rd Texas legislature 1913; postmaster Dalhart 191322. Continuing his civic activity in Pampa, Mr. Walker became president of the Pampa Board of City Development and chamber of commerce in 1931; president Pampa Lions club, 1931; District governor Lions clubs of West Texas, 1932; president Gray county welfare board 1932-33; headed NRA in Pampa and Gray county at request of General Hugh Johnson; voted Pampa's outstanding citizen in 1933; now chairman of the Gray county parole board. Mr. Walker has been a resident of the Panhandle since 1909, comin; from Tennessee, state of his birth. Before moving to Dalhart he was a school superintendent. The change in postmasters will take place on July 1, the end of the fiscal year. D. E. Cecil, retiring postmaster, received a recess appointment in July 1931 and his senate appointment in January 1932. Mr. Cecil has not announced future plans. Truck-Car Crash Kills 4 Persons See NO. 4, Page 6 EL CAMPO, June 20 (/P)—A truck- automobile crash four miles west of here today killed four persons and seriously injured a like number. The dead were: Adolph Wegen- hoft, 52, Rock Island stockman, and his son, 5-months-old; Miss Valda Holstein, 17, Wegenhoft's stepdaughter, and Hillmer Dunlavy, 28, of Columbus, a harder. Mrs. Wegenhoft received a broken leg arid arm, and was injured internally, doctors said. J. H. Ledsinger of San Antonio, and J. P. Handcock and Charles Kegler of Houston, were seriously hurt. Their automobile met the truck driven by Ledsinger head on. Death to the four was instantaneous. Convict Shot To Death By Guard EASTHAM PRISON FARM, June 20. (JP) —Jim Barrow's attempt to ride a plow mule to liberty from Eastham farm ended today when a bullet from <i dog sergeant's rifle felled the forger as he tried to flee across a corn iield six miles from the farm. Captain B. B. Monzlngo, manager of the farm, said sergeant Earl Small opened fire and killed Barrow when he failed to obey a's command to halt. The posse had trailed Barrow three or four miles after the convict abandoned his mule. Barrow, while plowing with a gar<!(en squad yesterday morning, nounted his mule at the end of a row and took to the nearby underbrush as an unmounted guard sought to halt him. Discovery tpday of a prison guard's lorse abandoned in the Brazos bot- amland near Anchor led author- ties to believe the convicts who 'led yesterday after slaying a Retrieve Farm guard had succeeded In slipping through a cordon of pos- semen thrown about the area. Bloodhounds, rushed to the spot, were unable to pick up the rail. Searchers expressed the opinion the convicts either captured a passing motorist or met confederates. The convicts killed guard Felix- Smith with a shotgun taken from R. L. Steele while a squad of 22 men were en route to a field on mules early yesterday. Possemen who had guarded the highways near Angleton abandoned their posts when discovery of the horse taken from Guard Steele indicated at least two of the fugitives had slipped away. The. horse was found near a dirt road a short distance from the ^,ngleflon-Hom{.on highway and about 15 miles from the Retrieve Farm. Two of the men were believed to have ridden the horse through a cordon of guards, Captain Rube Conner, farm manager, said today. The third man was believed to have made his way out of the Angleton district yesterday after obtaining a change of clothing a few miles from the farm. Failure of the bloodhounds to pick up a trail near the horses, indicated, however, the convicts obtained a car, searchers said. Canary Sandwich Shop. Sunday special dinner 50c. 3 doors east Bex Theater.—Adv. FLUID IS PUMPED INTO TANKS DURING SHUT-DOWN : Pampa was without water, as far as faucets were concerned, for an hour in all last night while pumps at two of the three city wells shot the life-giving fluid into two empty supply tanks. The third well, known as well No, 1 to city employes, was pumping no water. It became incapacitated early Saturday morning, and em- ployes were working day and night to repair it. The water was turned off about an hour beginning about 9 o'clock last night. The shut-down during a first period lasted about 15 minutes and about 40 minutes a scond time. The two city wells left pumping after No. 1 failed to function were unable to supply the demand. Parri- pans used more than 2,000,000 gallons in less than 20 Jiours. The lines were closed so that water could'be pumped into the tanks in case of fire. Water lines to a possible fire point could be opened, and air others closed. City officials urged residents to use water sparingly today so that the reserve could be built up. They reported that a normal amount:of water was in the lines at 11 p. m. Mayor W. A. Bratton and Fire Chef Ben White were, worried.They conceded that the situation was serious before the tanks were filled. Shutting off the water was an emergency measure. The trouble at well No. 1 was not immediately diagnosed. The effect of the earthquake In producing trie disability was discussed, John Studer Is Candidate for County Attorney John F. Studer yesterday authorized the NEWS to announce his candidacy for the office of county attorney of Gray county, subject to the action of the Democratic primary July 25. John is a democrat, born and raised at Canadian, lived there until January 1, 1924 when he moved to Pampa. He has been in the continuous practice of law here since that time. He formerly serV- ed as county attorney and has experience that will enable hint to perform the.duties of the office. He plans to hold the expenses 6f, the office to a minimum, saving tax money. He served as an aviator in the Army during the World war, Old Trail Drivers Are Featured at Texas Centennial DALLAS, June 20 (AP)—One hundred fifty old trail driver froiit San Antonio, all over 80 years of age, were featured on the National Folk program at the Texas Centennial exposition here today. They danced an old-fashlonqd quadrille, sang old cowboy songs and related tales of the trail-'driving days. Others prominent on the pnj- gram were Jilson Setters, the singing fiddler of Lost Hope Hollo*, Ky.; Cherokee Indians from Oklahoma, and Chantymen led by Leo D. Reagan .of New London, Conn. f Saw ... One man who was not forgotten on father's day (today). J. S. Wynne; pioneer plainsman, was sitting late yesterday in one of two new, alir mental, modernistic lawn chairs, the gift of a friend. —Go To S. S. Today— An oil man who insisted that the earthquake Friday night was caused by gas escaping from the Pant handle gas dome. Be said that suph gas roaring through fissures of the earth causes new 9!! fields. , City Drug Store- Grape lOc. Delicious and

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