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WATER SHORTAGE HERE CONTINUES; PAMPANS URGED TO CUT CONSUMPTION Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center TUNE IN KPDN (1310 to.'8) Voice of Pampa Dally NEWS at "Top o' Texas" (VOL. 30. NO. 68) Full AP Leased Wire PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 2S. 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS) TOWfii i BY TEX DE WEESE You no doubt are aware that stars once fell on Alabama. You may add to the store of knowledge that WORDS sped over the Mississippi. * * * The information is contained in a message received from Olin and Hollycc Hlnkle. II was postmarked Friday In "Cairo, 111." as they crossed Old Man River, and car- ricd this message: * •*• * "All O. K. Baby flirting with all waitresses Including cardboard ones (signs.)" The erstwhile conductor of this apace adds: "Hot- and dry everywhere. Why not abandon everything west of Mississippi?" - * * * The first book about Texas written by a white man is on exhibit in the University of Texas library as part of the university centennial exhibits. Written by Cabcza dc Vaca, entitle "La Rclacion y Comentarlos," it was published in Spanish in 1555. * * * In It the buffalo Is mentioned for the first time. Around the book are centered displays of historical interest such as saddles used on early Texas ranches, ivory-handled six- shooters, spinning wheels, branding irons, and items taken from the heyday of the cowboy in West Texas. * * * Comes T. E. Johnson, managing- editor of the Amarillo Globe- News and J. W. Van London, divisional highway engineer, also of Amarillo, to welcome a couple of tenderfeet to the Panhandle, and to squander a dime or two for cokes. * * * There was much said about Ama- rlllo-Pampa football games, the road to Borger, and this and that of the high-points that lure people from over the nation to the plains area. * * * All in all,, .it was an enjoyable visit and we have a gilt-edged invitation to spend a day in Anui- rillo, with the promise that there will be no mention made of the respective merit or demerits of football teams and such. ; * * * Prom Stamford, Tex., comes another invitation to attend the Texas Cowboy Reunion to be held there July 2, 3 and 4. * * * Judge W. R. Ewlng, of district courts, hiked off to a lake near Chillicothe Sunday to do some angling. The lake is shy several bats, following his visit, but the jurist still reflects over the intense heat there and insists that Pampa is a cool place when you itack it up with other sections of the state. * * * Today's Trivial Topic: Penguins, the curious Arctic seabirds are exceptionally heavy eaters. An 18-inch specimen can tuck away five full-sized herrings at one meal. Golly I * * * The sage of Pampa says nine times out of ten, the hard guy is bluffing. The hardest boiled eggs are yellow on the inside, he insists. That's merely his opinion and if he can back it up, we won't quibble. * * * Optimistic note: Business statistics for last week failed to disclose any material change in the composite trend of commercial activities. The usual seasonal slack thus far has been of insignificant force due to such stimulants as bonus payments and advance in steel prices. But heavy industries in general have shown a fair degree of improvement and there Is reason to believe that the upward movement will be continued. * * * Despite the. decreases in the rural populations of the tobacco- cotton areas of the south and the drought-stricken sections of the midwest, the nation's farming population has increased over two millions in the last five years. The increase was drawn from the ranks of those who could not be absorbed into factory and office employment, those who were aided, by government loans and grants, and those who were attracted to fanning: by higher produce prices, * * * The folloing "Recipe for Making a Home" comes from Miss Sylvia 30 DAYS IN JAIL AND $200 FINE ARE ASSESSED Suits for damages, totaling $77,244 were on file in district court here today as the aftermath of an automobile-truck collision near Groom last May 15 in which Mr. and Mi 4 .!. .1. !•'. Henry and their three minor children were injured. The action was brought In behalf of the Henry family by Attorneys Ben H; Stone and J. O. Guleke, of Amarillo. 8. M. Kantor, 'official of the Tulsa Tuolar Products Co., of Tulsu, was named defendant. Piling of the petition camp yesterday afternoon directly in the wake of the conviction of B. L. Wood, Tulsa, who pleaded guilty before a jury to a charge of driving while intoxicated and threw himself upon the mercy of the court. It was the truck driven by Wood, and allegedly owned by Kantor, which was involved in the traffic crash with the automobile that carried members of the Henry family. The.accident happened two miles east of Groom on Highway G6. Following Wood's plea of guilty yesterday afternoon the jury assessed a fine of $200 and costs, 30 days in jnil and ordered that the defendant be not permitted to drive an automobile for 2 years. Before the sentence was pronounced Wood had pleaded for leinency, charging that he had been forced to work without sleep for 36 hours before the crash, that he had drunk only one bottle of beer, and that because of his overworked condition he fell asleep at the wheel of his truck. In the petition filed by the Henrys, seeking damages, the following various amounts are asked: J. P. Henry, $10,000 for injuries; $144 for lost salary, and $600 for damage to the Henry automobile. Mrs. J,.F... Henry, $15,000 for injuries, claiming that she was made an invalid for life. Mary Lee Henry, seven, $25,000 for permanent disfigurement. Jim Billie Henry, five, $25,000 for permanent injuries, alleging that the boy's sense of balance was destroyed by his injuries and that he never will be able to engage in gainful occupation. Earl Neal Henry, three, $1,500 for injuries. The case is scheduled for trial at the September term of court. At the trial of Mr. Wood yesterday afternoon, District Attorney Lewis Goodrich did not insist upon the maximum penalty because of mitigating circumstances. Walter Rogers and John'Sturgeon, Pampa attorneys, represented the defense. Frank McNeill Dies in Hamlin Frank McNeil! of Tulsa, formerly of Pampa, died early Monday morning at Hamlin where he and Mrs. McNeill were visiting relatives, it was learned here today. Mr. McNeill was connected with the Shell corporation here from 1928 until 1932 when ill health forced him to resign. The McNeills' home in Tulsa is at 1522 South Victor street. Funeral services will be held in Tulsa tomorrow. Besides the widow, a son, Ray, survives. The youth was graduated from Pampa high school and was unusually popular. He later attended the University of Oklahoma. Mrs. McNeill was prominent in Parent-Teacher association work and in club work. Mr. McNeill was well-known here. See COLUMN, Page 8 I Heard Garnet Reeves doing some tall gi-umbling this morning. Garnet went to the Kiwanis club picnic yesterday afternoon and during the ball game he died on third base as the result of a sensational play at first and on his second time at bat he had just taken his stand at the plate when someone yelled "Come arid get it" and everyone walked ofjfthe field. RIOTING FATAL TO GUARD AT STEEL PLANT Four Men Wounded In Fierce Fighting; Bullets Rake Street In Ohio. PORTSMOUTH, O., June 23. (IP)— Blazing gunfire killed n company guard and wounded four men in fierce rioting today nt the strike- closed Portsmouth works of the Wheeling Steel corporation. Set off by an attempt of the company to move food into one of il.s picket-besieged plants, bullets raked three-blocks long West street, in New Boston, location of the corporation's giant plant, endangering women and children. !'< Sheriff ArUuir Otikcs read the riot act and ordered the streets of New Boston, two miles enst, cleared. He said about 75 strikers mid sympathizers engaged n dozen company guards In the brief, but intense gun fight in which between 200 and 300 shots were fired—the first major outbreak of violence since a strike closed the plant May 22. George Meyers, about 38, a company guard, was killed by a high- powered bullet. W. Cronk, 53, Cleveland, a company guard, shot in the chest. D. Mitchell, another guard, shot in the arm. Joe Roe, restaurant operator, wounded in the arm by a stray bullet which entered his establishment. An unidentified man, either a picket or a bystander. Coroner Ross M. Gault set an autopsy for this afternoon to investigate the death of Meyers. Sheriff Oakes declared the shooting vvns premcdiatted and that residents in the vicinity of where the company tried to transport the food, by using a locomotive hauling a flat car, had been warned to get out of danger. o. King Edward Is 42 Years Old LONDON, June 23 (AP)— London saluted King Edward's 42nd birthday with cheers and buttonhole sprays of flowers today. Crowds gathered early to watch the monarch ride through the streets to the colorful ceremony of trooping the colors of his guards. Resplendent in a scarlet and gold full dress uniford, the king led the procession escorted by his three brothers. Congratulations came from all parts of the world, the first arriving from Reiehsfuehrer Adolph Hitler of Germany and Emperor Hirohito of Japan. Edward honored his mother. Queen Mary, last night by conferring on her "the title and dignity of Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian order." Ice-Pick Slaying Arguments Start CHILDRESS, June 23 (AP) — Arguments started today in the trial of W. E. Stroud, charged in the ice-pick slaying of his wife here in April last year. The jury was expected to take the case by noon. Testimony, in which state witnesses declared Stroud stabbed his wife four times in a scuffle at her home here, ended yesterday. The defense offered testimony of relatives that they believed the defendant was "not right" mentally. Stroud was given a life sentence at a previous trial on the charge last year but the case was reversed Texas Delegation Opposes Film Of 'Dust Bowl' Life Worley Resolution Is Adopted at Demo Convention PHILADELPHIA, June 23. (fP)— The Texas delegation to the national Democratic convention in orderly caucus tcrfay selected Karl Crowley, of Fort Worth, to represent .them on the platform committee. Other convention committee selections: Peirmianent organization, Burris Jackson, Hillsboro; rules, Beeman Strong, Beaumont; credentials, Walton D. Taylof; to notify presidential nominee, Earle B. Mayfield Jr., Tyler. Honorary officers: Vice-president, A. H. Carrigan, Wichita Palls, and Mrs. H. H. Weln- ei't, Seguin; secretary, Mrs, R. J. Turrentine, Denton; assistant secretary, Mrs. T. B. Griffiths, Dallas. In the absence of Tully Garner, son of Vice-President Garner, Mrs. M. L. Gill of- Houston, was chosen vice-chairman of the delegation to work with Senator Tom Connally. By unanimous vote, the caucus went on record as vigorously opposed to a recent resettlement administration film showing dust storms in the Texas Panhandle. The delegates adopted a resolution proposed by State Representative Eugene Worley ofv Shamrock demanding that the agriculture department recall the film, make a new one "showing the true picture of the situation" and give it as wide circulation as the original. Governor James V. Allred, who will renominate Garner later in the .week, arrived early today and attended the meeting, NEW DEAL IS -o Allred to Nominate Garner Texas' two most prominent citizens arc in tlic spotlight at Philadelphia this week. Vice- rresiclenl John iNance Uanicr, TEXAS DEMOCRATS GET OFF TO LIVELY, FALSE START PHILADELPHIA, June 23, IIP)— Exuberant Texas democrats, off to a false but lively start at organization, assembled again today before opening of their party's national convention to select committee members and chart their course for the week. A caucus called last night ended in disorder when, after almost an hour of argument, a motion for adjournment until today finally was passed. The adjournment motion was made, amended and the vote was about to be ordered when another motion to sidtrack it was proposed. Points of order were raised in rapid succession and at one point Senator Tom Connally, the delegation chairman, shouted: "There can be no points of order because there is no order!" State Senator Tom Pollard of Tyler and Fred Upchurch of Austin orginally suggested the overnight delay because some of the delegates had not had time to-"get acclimated" and "were hungry." State Senator E. H. Beck of Texarkana and State Representative Eugene Worley of Shamrock contended the delay was unnecessary. The caucus had been called for 6:30 p. m. (CST), two hours after a special train bearing most of the delegates arrived. Others who participated in the noisy debate were W. R. Nelson of Carthage, State Senator Albert Stone of Brenham, Mrs. Florence Rogers of Dallas, Burris C. Jackson of Hillsboro, United States Representative Sam Bonham and Roy Miller of Corpus Christ!, Texas democratic campaign director. Explaining they had no personal right, is shown with Governor James V. Allred, who was selected by party chii'ftains to make the nominating speech for th<; vice-president at the Dt'itiocra lie ('<"' veil lion. national Japanese Soldier, Wielding Bayonet, Pushes American S DN FOES NATIONAL CONVENTION OPENS SESSIONS AT PHILADELPHIA See NO. 1, Page 8 Cowtown Frontier Centennial Will Open on July 18 PORT WORTH, June 23. (IP)— Directors of Fort Worth's Frontier Centennial today definitely set its dates as July 18-November 29. The closing date coincides with that previously set for the International Rodeo, Livestock and Horse Shows, the horse and livestock show opening date having been an- announced as October 2 and that for the rodeo as October 9. These three big attractions will supplement those of the strictly Frontier Centennial. I WEST TEXAS—Fair tonight and Wednesday, slightly warmer in the Panhandle. U. S. Captain Forced Into Gutter at Peiping PEIPING, June 23. (/P)—A Japanese soldier, armed with a bayonet, forced Captain Henry S. Jernigan, Hcpkinsville, Ky., from a sidewalk today to clear a path for Japanese civilians. Jernigan, a captain in the United States cavalry attached to the embassy as a language student, escaped injury by thrusting the bayonet aside. The incident occurred as Japanese troopers cleared the way during a martial demonstration in Peiping this afternoon. Armed with bayonets, the soldiers pushed Americans and other foreigners off the streets. Captain Jernigan was forced into a gutter as the soldier thrust his bayonet against the cavalryman's stomach. With bugles blaring, 3,000 Japanese soldiers inarched through Peiping to a field belonging to foreign embassies. There, the army forces received a regimental flag sent by Emperor Hirohito of Japan after officers urged the soldiers to greater patriotism and more valoruos deeds for their country. Chinese residents and foreigners were in a state of tense expectancy during the parade. Sucli a martial presentation lias not been observed in Peiping for almost 40 years. The display caused much irritation among Chinese, who were conspicuously absent during the procession. The troops arrived yesterday but officers in command declined to state their purpose here. ^f. Two Deprived of Driving Rights Two more men were fined and deprived of driving rights when they pleaded guilty in district court yesterday afternoon to charges of driving while intoxicated. C. V. Carnes was given a $50 fine and taken out of his car for 30 days. C. H. Hobbs was fined $50 and driving rights were removed for a year. Temperature Soars To 106 on Monday Pampa had cooled off considerably today after sweltering in a record day of heat yesterday when the thermometer registered 106 for two hours and a half between 2:30 and 5 p. m. At 2 o'clock this afternoon it was 88, a climb of four degrees from noon and about 18 degrees cooler than at the same hour yesterday. After being becalmed all through the late afternoon and early evening, relief came last night when a cool breeze wafted in from the southeast, HIESTAND RITES WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY Popular Resident To Be Interred in Ohio The body of N. A. Hiestand, 52, will be sent to Rawson, Ohio, for burial following funeral services at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the First Baptist church here. The Rev. C. E. Lancaster, pastor, will read last rites. Arrangements will be, in charge of G. C. Malone Funeral home. Mr. Hiestand, prominent and popular resident of Pampa for 10 years, died in a local hospital yesterday morning after a long illness. He had been superintendent of production for the Dixon Creek Oil company for several years and continued In that capacity with King Oil company after change in ownership. Surviving Mr. Hiestand are his wife, four sisters, and two brothers. Active pallbearers named are P. A. Peek, E. M. Dean, J. C. Reynolds, W. Brooks, C. Shearer and H. H. Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be David Caldwell, George Rainouard, W. A. Bratton, Chris Martin, B. C. Low, C. T. Hunkapillar, H. L. Polley, Bill Lang, James Todd, Jr., Alex Schneider, Hugh Alspaugh, M. Drake, W. Cole, Tex Mcllroy, Dr. W. B. Wild, Dr. R. M. Bellamy, Dr. Joe W. Howze, H. A. McDannald, W. M. Jones, Hamp Waddell, Jack Dunn and Lee Cady. Flowers will be In charge of Miss Wilma Chapman, Miss Mabel Davis, Miss Florence Jackson, Miss Jewell Plannagan and Mrs. B. O. Lilly. In charge of music will be Miss Lorene McClintock. UUMVtiNTtUN I1A1.L, I'HIJ,- AUKM'HIA, June M. i/l') — At peace within. Uiu Democratic I'unvuiition assumed a warlike, unyielding attitude toward conservative and liberal opposition alike today in a fleeting but vibrant opening session. The standards of all 48 states were waved in a tumultuous, parading demonstration for President Roosevelt which lasted 30 minutes. An unsmiling jarnes A. Farley, himself always expressing confidence, warned the party cohorts against overconfidence while castigating the Republican ticket and platform as one the electorate would reject in November. After hearing him praise the new deal, the platform workers under Senator Bob Wagner of New York repaired again to their conference rooms to discuss the policies upon which the party this weekend will ask reelection of Roosevelt and Garner. Their task was not as easy as they had hoped, but there was apparently no expectation of floor arguments such as have split the party on money, farm and labor questions in the pnst. It looked more than ever as though even the two-thirds nominating rule dispute would be a washout. Strong southerners joined the repealers. Though divisions remained evident from private comments, no dissenters on hnnd showed the least inclination to join Alfred E. Smith in his "walk." CONVENTION HALL, Philadelphia, June 23, (IP)— Welcoming the New Deal as the paramount campaign issue, the opening session of the Democratic convention trained its guns on Landon and Knox today and paid its respects indirectly to Alfred E. Smith. Salvos of applause seconded a blistering attack on the republican ticket by Chairman James E. Farley in which he declared the opposition was trying to face both right and left at the same time, and was backed by "the crew of the Du Pont Liberty league." Smith was not mentioned by name; but his forays against the New Deal and his activities as an organizer of the league were much in the minds of the assembled thousands. Shooting out his words from tight- drawn lips, the blue-suited Farley roused the delegates to their feet. Right at the start he started them cheering with this pronouncement: "The continuance of the New Deal is the issue." Militant Answers Ready Again and again thereafter cheers rocked the great convention hall as Farley lambasted the enemies of the New Deal. He was given a special standing ovation at his first PAMPANS USE WATER FASTER THAN IT CAN BE PUMPED (See NO. 2, Page 8) Two Killed In Car Collision ANADARKO, Okla., June 23 (AP) —Two men were killed and fice others, one a Fort Sill army sergeant, were injured in an automobile collision west of Binger today. The dead: Pat Malone, Eakley, Okla. Fred Moore, also of Eakley. The crash amputated the right arm of a sergeant Evans of Fort Sill whose first name was not learned immediately. Other injured were brought to an Anadarko hospital. Five cithers riding in the two cars escaped unhurt. Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Douglass and daughter, Mary Lou, left today for Hot Springs, Ark. Mrs. Douglass and Mary Lou will visit the former's parents in Jackson, Tenn. They expect to be gone about a month, People You Know (BY A. F.) An open letter to Aunt Mag, Cousin Kate, Aunt Dollie, Uncle Shirk, Dale Miller and all other relatives, friends who live in or near Dallas: "Dear Kinfolks: They say that relatives seldom write or see each other unless they want something, so continuing in that vein, would like to announce that this enthusiastic Pampan and two superlative boys will be in Dallas this summer (exact time to be sent in another letter) a week to attend the Centennial which we could not afford to miss after writing so much about it for 3 years and after publishing more in The NEWS about the said Centennial than any other paper in Texas outside of Dallas. And, dear kinfolks, I am quite sure that all the hotels will be full and we won't be able to get a room, so we are planning to visit you at that time for a week. Believe me, we are looking forward to a nice visit, and repeat the invitation we have sent you so many times to visit us." "P. S.—Times are kinda hard this year and we'll have just enough money to get by on." While city commissioners discussed ways and means of com- batting Pampa's water shortage at their meeting last night, Pampa citizens were consuming more than 2,500 gallons a minute, or enough to again exhaust the supply and necessitate cutting off water to the lines while building up a reserve. First shortage came Saturday night when no water was available for an hour. Considerable reserve was made available Sunday but yesterday the demand increased and at 6 o'clock the peak was reacheed. With one pump out of commission, it has been found impossible to meet the demand unless residents help by using water sparingly, of* ficlals stated today. The water was cut off for a short time last night. Parts for well No. 1, which went out of commission Saturday morning, should arrive tomorrow and the well Is expected to be pumping again on Friday, According to Andy Crocker, water superintendent, only 1,800 gallons a minute can be pumped while all three wells are in use. With only two wells supply water, cause of the shortage can easily be understood. With 2,500 gallons being used each minute for more than two hours yesterday evening, the reserve soon disappeared. Adequate storage to meet all demands was favored by the commissioners last night as the best means of meeting the situation in the future. Tanks holding several million gallons could be erected it was pointed out, and the supply would, always meet the demand. The street department was instructed to oil Sloan street leading to the swimming pool. Other dirt streets will be oiled by the city it residents will supply the oil. It was brought to the attention of the commission that trees overhanging sidewalks in the residential section were becoming dangerous and also that many awnings in the business district were too low. Residents and merchants will be asked, to cooperate. Baseball Tourney Decision To Be Made Thursday Will Pampa have a baseball tournament this year? That question will be answered Thursday night when directors of the Pampa Junior chamber of commerce and members of the baseball committee meet at 7:30 o'clock in the city hall. President Tommy Chesser has issued a call for directors, alternate directors and members of the committee to be on time so that the meeting will be over by 9 o'clock. The Jaycees have sponsored two successful tournaments. First money went to the Pampa-Danciger Road Runners in 1934 and to Col- texo of LeFors last year. This year's baseball committed Is composed of Bob Knox, chairman, Harold Miller, Harry E. Hoare, A. J. Johnson and Allen Hodges. Business men and citizens inter* ested in the tournament are invited to attend the meeting and express their opinions. The Jaycees are open for suggestions 'on conducting the tournament. Four past presidents divided time in the chair at today's meeting of the Jaycees. They came in order of their election. First was Jlttt Collins, first president of the organization. He was followed in or» der by W. T. Fraser, Clarence Ken* nedy and A. J. Johnson. »» Burglary Clues Being Checked Clues which may lead to an ar> rest in connection with the theft of $650 from the J. C. Penney store here early Monday, were being checked by the sheriff's offlcft this afternoon. Burglars broke into the store by battering a hole in the wall of a rest. room. Nothing but the cash was taken. More than $1,800 in checks were discarded by the burglars. These were found later In the rest room. Investigating officers have ex« pressed belief that the burglary was the work of the same persons who entered the store in a similar manner two years ago and made off with $75 in cash. •• -«». - •; Mrs. Molly Douglass is visiting her brother, J. H. Head, in Hereford. I Saw . •, Several ex-service men as mad ae hornets because Amarillo veterans are getting their bonus bonds cashed quicker than local veterans. This note from one of my spta;, "C. M. Montgomery had himwji ushed around in a wheel-chair » the Texas Centennial so one would vecogniae him,"

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