Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 24, 1936 · Page 1
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Pampa, Texas
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0 WEST TEXAS—Partly cloudy tonight nnd Thursday; warmer in the Panhandle Thursday. Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City in Texas—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center 3 ally TUNE IN KPDN (1310 k.c.'8) Voice of Pampa Dally NEWS at "Top o' Texas" (VOL. 30. NO. 69) Full AP Leased Wire TflPJBS BY TEX DE WEESE We can remember, as a boy, us ing grasshoppers for fish bait. Now it seems we never saw a real grass hopper until coming to the Pan handle. * * •*• Those we saw hopping en the streets yesterday reminded us of schoolday pictures we had seen of jack-rabbits. If you were to use them for bail, one suspects they'd just naturally back all the fish into a corner from sheer fright. * * * The leaping orthopterous insecL of the family Acrididae which drop ped in on Pampa must have beei a bit overgrown. They were so un usual that Mrs, Frank Allison re ports that as she was on her wa; down town an aged man stopped her and insisted that she take a look at some of the specimens he hac collected. The man had been arounc a long time, he opined, but nevei had he 'seen 'em so big as that.' * * * Not being an authority on grasshoppers we do not Intend to go one way or the other to say they were large or small. However, if it were winter one suspects small boys would have lots of fun hitching them to their sleds. ' * * * On July 4 Texans will observe, along with the state's centennial year, the 160th anniversary of national independence. * * * Thousands of visitors will be ill the state on the holiday and it is up to us to do everything possible to see that the day brings pleasure and net tragedy to our visitors and to ourselves, * * * Tliis tip is gathered in advice from the state department of health. While there is certainly no desire to minimize the joys of the nationwide holiday, it is only common sense to respect hazards to life and limb, and to govern one's actions accordingly. * * * Not so many years ago the newspapers on each July 5 would publish columns detailing the tragedies that were invariably associated with the. handling: of dangerous fireworks by careless persons. For a number of years now, however, the press has been placing particular emphasis on the need of a 'safe and sane Fourth of July,' with the result that accidents of this type have decreased. ilUCfl . * * * , All injuries, however slight, may carry the lockjaw or tetanus menace with them. Every wound should be cleaned thoroughly and all foreign matter removed. A physician should be consulted immediately, and tetanus antitoxin administered if necessary, says the state warning. * * * .Well, it's a good idea to obey the rules so that we may live to enjoy many other Independence days. Future happiness and health of your family may depend uopn recognizing and carrying- out the ordinary precautions. * * * Speaking of hot and cold weatli- PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, 1930. 8 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS) DEMOS WRANGLE OVER TOWNSEND PLAN ALL'S GOOD CHEER IN DEMOCRATIC HIGH COMMAND • • • • Wheat Pits Czar Claimed By Death CORNERED MARKETS IN WHEAT, CORN AND IN NEW YORK If there's any worry in the Democratic camp about the outcome of the November election, il wasn't apparent when these three "powers;" of the party conferred in Philadelphia cii the eve tit tin- ivillioniil convention. lllglil to left, with a poster of K D. K. above them for Inspiration, arc Charles Micliclson, publicity man for the party; James A. Farley, chairman <.'!' the national committee; and VV. Forbes Morgan, secretary of the roinmiUce. Jobs Available At National Employment Service In City CARBON BLACK WORKER LOSES The moon has no atmosphere lo shield it from the sun's bumint rays. In spite of the fact that it surface may have a temperature o 273 degrees when the sun is ovei head, the heat disappears with th sun, and on the dark side the temperature sinks to 307 degrees below zero. Brr-r-r-rr! * * * Attention gold-diggers: Sea water contains on the aver,age of four grains of gold per kilogram, according to the analysis of a German professor. * * * Today's Trivial Topic; Pigs can be the cleanest of all farm animals^ In fact, they will not sleep in a. jirmssed-up bed unless compelled to do so, the little grurit- ers. * * * The following is not original, but it is still good, withal: A Seattle poet said he owed everything to the fact thai he was sent to prison, whereas others are seat to prison because they owe everything, . * * * TOPICS is practically convinced that this hot weather thing merely is a concoction of mind over matter. It seem.s we were much cooler Monday when it was 106 above than yesterday when it was only 88. * * * Try this some time: When you think it's at the hottest point, just lean back, close your eyes and visualize a wintry blizzard with the wind howling and smacking the sncwflakes against the window pane. More than likely you'll have See COLUMN. Page 8 f Heard.. That /ess Stalls took a trip over in New Mexico wheye a new clam is being constructed. He gazed at the hundreds of stumps left after clearing had been finished and remarked 'to Frank Hunt, "Boy, the beavers sure were busy around here." Member Amputated After Accident Near City W. O. Timms, 318 Norlh Zimmcr reet, suffered the loss of his hand elween the wrisl and elbow this orning following an accident at le General Atlas Carbon company, west of the city, where he was employed as a packer. Cause of the accident has not been determined, the balcony of Hie packing room The injured man was at work on when his hand became entangled in a machine. He was alone at Hie time. His hand was badly mangled and lie suffered shock which kept him from giving an account of the accident. Timms was rushed lo Worley hospital in a Charlie Dtienkel ambulance. Physicians found it necessary lo amputate the injured member. Hi;i condition following (lie operation was favorable. Housekeepers, Farm . Hands Needed 'in Section Jobs were awaiting taker.-; tod:i'/ at the o/'i'ice of the National Employment Service in the baseine'it of city hall. Work for belli men and women is available, according lo F. W. Colson, local manager of the service. "At present we have five openings for middle-aged housekeepers (women from 25 to 45 years of age) and also a request for farm hands," Mr. Cclson said. There is no charge mads for Hie service eilher to Ihe employe or employer, it was pointed out. Mr. Colson stated that the National Employment Service office here is desirous of having all unemployed persons list their names and addresses in order that they can be contacted when requests for services are filed. Farmers who need workers in the fields are urged lo gel in touch with , Ihe office. | "We merely act as a central agency to gel the unemployed in contact with employers who have jobs lo offer," Mr. Colson explained. "II is part of our program to return as many persons as possible U private industry." AILRED WOULD NOT ABROGATE PARTY'S RULE South Might Become 'Negligible Factor," He Says Communist Party Flays Old Order NEW YORK, June 24 (AP)— Chairman William Z. Foster, opening the ninth national convention of the Communist party, called today for the development of "a mighty people's front against reaction, fascism, and war—a farmer-labor party." "The old order has the seal of death upon its forehead," said Foster, thrice the party's presidential nominee. "Seeing the people rebelling, it frantically seeks to cancel the De- cratic rights and civil, liberties of the people, prepares civil war against them, organizes Black Le- 'ions, Ku Klux Klans, and self- styled liberty leagues. "It takes refuge in an irresponsible oligarchy—the Supreme Court —which it hopes is out of reach of the people. It prepares to throw ;he whole world into a new and nore terrible war which threatens' ;o blot out civilization. "The program of the Commun- st party offers the only way out, the only possible solution' of the crisis into which the whole world s plunged. . . He cited the "glorious victories of the people's front in France" as "proof of the correctness of the Communist program." "Our party has is roots deep in American life and revolutionary raditions," he said. "We Inherit and continue the traditions of 776, of the declaration of hide? pendence, of the birth of our nation in the fires of revolutionary upheaval. "We inherit and continue the traditions of Lincoln, of Ithe emancipation proclamation of the revolutionary civil war. "We inherit and continue the tradition of generations of heroic struggle to build the American labor movement with its organizations, for the day of illegality to its great promise of today, when,, for the second time, it challenges its greatest enemy, the steel trust. 1 .ATG NEW YORK, June 24. (/P)—Relief hurlcr Johnny Welch's wild pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth gave the Giants a 4 to 3 win over the Pirates in the opener of a doublehcader today, after Forrest Jensen had hit a homer to lie the score in the same inning;. Mel Ott hit his 13th homer in the fjrst inning. PHILADELPHIA, June 24. (to— The democratic convention rules committee agreed today to vote at 11:30 a. in. tomorrow on the question obrogating the uenlury-uld two-' thirds rule. PHILADELPHIA, June 24. Governor James V. Allred saw a possibility today that the democratic south might become a"hegll- gible faclor" in selecting party nominees if Ihe two-thirds rule is abolished. Declaring the rule had been the soulh's protection against "unfair apportionment," lie .said: "Its abrogation might in (lie future make the .south, which never fails to furnish the electoral votes necessary to success, a negligible factor in nominating the candidate for which it is to vote. "While of no importance in this convention, the two-thirds rule may have tremendous significance in Hie future. "Notwithstanding abolition of the rule will probably prevail, I am still against it not only because of instructions of the Texas democratic convention bul because of the principle involved. "Apportionment of voting' strength in national conventions is based on a state's population, rather than upon the number of its democrats. In this manner, states or congressional districls wilh only a small number of democrats can have as many or more votes in the national convention as a solidly democratic district. It would be possible for a few large non-democratic states to outvote the solid democratic south or the western democratic states." Amarillo to Get New Postof f ice Amarillo will have n new post- office building, according to an Associated Press report received here this afternoon. Houston, Mart and Edinburgh are odier cities which will have new buildings as part of the government's $60,000,000 emergency construction fund authorized recently. Size of the new Amarillo office and dale of beginning the structure have not been released, acording to the announcement. Where la(id has been acquired, building will start immediately. In some cases where acquisition of land is necessary, bids will be asked. CHICAGO, June 24, (/P)—Arthur W. Cutten, 66, who amassed a fortune measured in millions lit 30 years of spectacular niarkcf trading, died suddenly curly today. "The little giant of the wheat- pits" as he became known during the teeming twenties era—when he leld litle to more of Uiat grain ihan any other man in the world- was striken with a heart attack. His wife, the former Maude Booker of Chicago, called Dr. J. Philip Evans to their suite in the Edgewater Beach hotel but the internationally known trader succembed 20 minutes laler. Cutten had been in feeble health for several months—but pressed a successful fight by proxy against a grain futures commission order barring him from the nation's grain pits. He was brought before the commission Jan. 11, 1935, charged with failure to report holdings of 116,000,000 bushels of wheal futuras worth about $50,000,000 in 1930 and 1931 for the purpose of manipulating prices. He was ordered out of the pits for two years but carried the case through the U. S. Circuit court of appeals lo the U. S. Supreme court. The high tribunal ruled in favor of Cutten last May, sustaining the appeals court decision that the words "is violating . the grain future act" could not apply to alleged Irans- gressons that occurred more than two years previously. Last March 10 Cutten was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of failure to pay $414,425 in. taxes on 1929 income. He was accused of attempting to evade payments totaling $229,944 on 1930 and 1933 income in another indictment returned last April 28. The charges were still pending at the time of his dealh. The ' fortune of Cullen—during the litigation government counsel termed him "the greatest speculator the country ever had"—was variously estimaled from $50,000,000 to $100,000,000. He would nol discuss his wealth. He rarely discussed anything. Small, unobtrusive, reticent, his manner was so quiet that he was a virtual legend among Ihe world's financiers. A youth of 20, he came out, of his native Canada to take a $7 a week job in Chicago. His work in a brokerage office gave him a knowledge of grain trading. In 1906 he married, gathered a $3,000 stak and entered the Chicago board o trade. But his sensational deal, did not develop until the World wai ended. He literally leaped into work wide attention with his July con coup of 1924. The general opinioi was that corn was due to drop. He began to buy at 70 cents a bushel subsequently sold at $1.10, stoppec with a gain estimated up to $2,000,000—and followed through with ai even greater "killing" in wheat. Cutten seized the opportunity 01 rising to step into the stock market in the late twenties. He led the "big ten" trading bloc. Ranking See NO. 1, Page 8 Fire Chief Picks Up Pile Of Pennies And Installs Fuses To Prevent Fires Fire Chief Ben White was richer by several cenls this morning afler his first day of inspection of downtown Pampa. Chief White, accompanied by Fireman Tom Eckcrcl, and J. P. McKinley, city building inspector, began looking for fire hazards yesterday. The first place lliey visili'd nellcd two pennies behind fuses. Chief While "pocketed" the money and ordered new fuses installed. As the inspection trip progressed, the source of revenue continued. Chief White is going to keep the pennies and use them in fire prevention courses. Placing a penny behind ii fuse is a common practice, and a dangerous one. With a coin behind the fuse, a short circuit cannot blow oul a and therefore the fire must Iravel in Ihe oilier direction which is into the building. Fire is usually the result. Unprotected wire running thru walls, under carpet, on the floor and in other dangerous places, wax also found on the first day, Chief While reported this morning. . The Inspection will continue until the entire city has been covered Citizens can help by checking fuses and wiring and having them repaired immediately. LABOR DEMANDS PLANK TO CURB POWERS OF COURT COURT HOLDS SLAYER MUST COTTON TAKES LEAD HOYLAKE, Eng., June 24 (AP) —Henry Cotton, Great Britain, the favorite, took an early lead in the qualifying for the British open golf championship here today with a total of 139. He shot a 71 over the Wallasey course this morning and posted it alongside his record 68 over the Hoylake course yesterday. People You Know (BY A, F.) "Yuh see that guy a-goin' there? Well, me an' him are blood brothers. Yessir, my blood is flowing In his veins. Yuh want me to tell you about it? He wuz layin' flat of his back in the hospital, and I read a piece in the paper about how the doc would give him a blood transfusion if he had the right kind of blood. Well, I always figured as how I had too much blood because my nose used to bleed, so I ups and gives him a quart. Funny thing now about that guy. It sort of made him sore because he's got my blood in him, and it sort of embarrasses the poor devil. At first he was as friendly as he could be, but now I just cross the street when I see him coming, to keep him from looking the way he does when lie sees me. He don't owe me nothin' and I wisht he'd fergit it, but the poor sap oughta know I don't expect nothin' outa, him!" Ranch Hand Accused of the Death of Texan. Loses His Last Court Chance. AUSTIN, Juno 24. M')—Antonio Carrasco, 38-year old Culbersoi county ranch hand, today lost hi: last court chance to escape Ihe elec trie chair when the state court o criminal appeals overruled a motioi for rehearing of his appeal. Carrasco was accused of slaying Riley Smith, wealthy ranchman, am Smith's wife in their home in n Isolated section southeast of Van Horn on June 21, 1934. The bodies were found in the burned rancl home. Tlie Mexican, who worked on the ranch, was assessed the deatl penalty for the murder of Mrs Smith. He was alleged to have struck her with a club and set fire lo Ihe house. The slate alleged lhat Ihe motive was to "do away" wilh the only possible witnesses lo the slaying of her husband. Officers said lhat Carrasco confessed to the crimes. At his trial, lie repudiated the confession attributed to him, asserting that he did not know what it contained. The district attorney of Gregg county Jailed in his unusual effort to appeal a case in which the trial court decision was for the defendant. The case was that of M. T. Wilson, charged with embezzlement in Gregg counly. Tlie trial court sus- ; tained Wilson's motion to quash Hie indictment. ; The appeals court pointed to the ' section of Ihe slate constitution ! which provides that "the state shall i have no right of appeal in criminal cases." IUWANIS HEAD WASHINGTON, June 24. (iff—A. Copeland Callen of Urbana, Illinois was elected president of the Ki- wanls' international today by acclamation. James M. Lynch of Florence, S. C., and F. Trafford Taylor of Winnipeg, Manitoba, were elected vice presidents. H. G. Hatfield of Oklahoma City was reelected treasurer. Til IUES SECURITY PACTS ARE AIM OF BLUM GOVERNMENT PARIS, June 24. ((?) — Fear of international isolation haunted France today as she slowly emerged from internal strife. The Socialist government, encouraged by a 382 to 198 parliamentary vote of confidence, struck out vigorously to strengthen its position among European nations. Premier Leon Blum carried forward a double drive to bind France more firmly to her present allies through regional security pacts which would, in their turn, forlify the League of Nations collective peace agreement. A few fresh strikes and renewed clashes between Leftists and Nationalists complicated the domestic situation, but Roger Salengro, minister of the interior, assured the cabinet firm measures would bring and end to the internal struggles. Openly fearful France may be left out if Great Britain, Germany and Italy settle their differences, Blum advanced Iwo proposals to bolster European relations. The first would permit any group of league powers to fight an aggressor whether grouped according to "a given geographical situation" or from a "community of interests." Under the second, members of the eague would be allowed the priv- lege of instituting "preventive measures" if threatened by an aggressor. These suggesions, together with ,he regional pacts, Blum believes vould bring to France an equality among the great powers which he 'ears is now on the decline. -«• CALIFORNIA VISITORS Mrs. W. E. Post and sons, Waler and Robert, of Oakland, Calif., re -visitors in the home of Mr. and Irs. Philip Pond this week. Mrs. ^ost is Mrs. Pond's aunt. >/. BY EDWARD J. DUFFY Associated Press Staff Writer CONVENTION HALL, PHILADELPHIA, June 24. (/P)—Relying en Its committees to quell threatened strife over the Constitution and the Townsend plan, the Democratic convention rested up today in a routine session at which it liad a hard time assembling a crowd. All comers were given their say before a harmony-seeking platform committee. Some warned it would be costly to disregard their petitions, but nothing altered the prospect for an all-new deal statement of policy, even at the cost of a floor dispute tomorrow night. Yesterday's demonstrations had left their mark on the weary delegates. Many failed to show up for the third session. The galleries looked so forlorn, the doors were opened wide for all and sundry until most seats were finally occupied. Extradition Of Fort Worth Oil Man Is Granted Will Be Taken Back To Tennessee For Trial O" AUSTIN, June 24. (IP)— Acting Governor Walter F. Woodul today granted the request of Tennessee 'or the extradition of A. C. Taylor, Fort Worth oil man, to answer charges he conspired to violate tax laws of that state. "It is my opinion that Taylor voluntarily returned to Tennessee and therefore is subject to extradition," Woodul said. "He may have been misinformed as to his rights under the Texas constitution, but that does not alter the situation. "Any other course followed by a tovernor under similar circum- ilances would lead to confusion in aw. Taylor can resort to the courts o see whether I am right." Attorneys for Tennessee and Tayor argued whether Taylor, hav- ng been charged, went to Tennessee voluntarily .thereby waiving his con- .titutlonal right to remain in Texas. Sayers announced Taylor was at liberty on a fugitive bond granted. in a Fort Worth justice of the peace court. He said habeas corpus proceedings would be instituted in a Fort Worth court soon. Jack Norman, representing Governor Hill McAllister of Tennessee, planned to go to Fort Worth and Dallas immediately. Jack Norman presented the extradition request on behalf of Governor Hill McAlister of Tennessee. Taylor was represented by Sam Sayers of Fort Worth and State Senator Frank Rawlings, also of Fort Worth. Assistant Attorney General-Joe Alsup represented the Texas attorney general's department. Norman argued that although it was admitted Taylor was not in Tennessee at the time the offenses allegedly were committed the fact he subsequently entered the state, was arrested and gave bond made him subject to extradition. Sayers and Rawlings asserted that Texas' constitution forbade extradition unless the accused was in the state in or about the time the offenses occurred. They said Taylor (See NO. 2, page 8) PHILADELPHIA, June 24, ,.., Likelihood of a major conflict at Ihe Democratic National conven-'' tion over Townsend old age pension plan faded today at the moment the issue was laid before the platform committee. Decision of the Washington state delegation to carry a fight for the Townsend plan to the convention floor ran Into a snag when Senator Lewis B. Schwellenback, its representative of the resolutions committee, said he would decline to serve under such instructions. It was possible that Schwellen- back's decision might force a new caucus of the delegation and a reversal of Us plan. The senator announced he would not serve when he learned of the instructions, voted during- his absence, that he •-. fight for the Townsend plan and \ a "production for use" plank. Just before this development, the committee received a demand from organized labor for a constitutional amendment limiting the power of the supreme court. William Green, president of the American federation of labor, urged an amendment to require a two thirds vote by the court to invalidate legislation. As Schwellenback was making known his views, the Townsend issue was raised in public hearings before the resolutions committee when Rep. C. Jasper Bell of Missouri, chairman of the special house committee which investigated the Townsend plan, urged a plank pledging a further study of the pen* sion problem. Something of a debate sprang up when Bell denounced "certain groups of selfish and scheeming racketeers and promoters" for collecting vast sums of money by deluding and misleading aged people. Fletcher W. Greer, a delegate' from California, immediately preseri- ted a plan supporting the Mo- Groalry bill, which embodies much of the Townsend plan. Greer said he had no doubt Bell was aiming at the Townsend plan in his remarks. The California delegates contended, however, something like the Townsend plan should be included in the platform "as a matter of expediency and common justice." The platform committee expected to conclude its hearings by mid- afternoon ana set up a subcommittee immediately -to work through the night on the platform suggestions brought from the White House by Senator Robert F. Wagner of New York. Wagner was chosen unanimously as chairman, as the committee started its work harmoniously today. Green was the first spokesman for a major organization before the resolution committee. He asked also for a five day 40-hour week plank and continued public works. With reference to the supreme court's invalidation of New Deal legislation, the labor spokesman said workers of the nation were dissatisfied with having a mere majority vote killing acts of congress. "For this reason" Green said, "we See N(X 3, Page 8 I Sao;.. • A lot of people who wanted to know who that "positively beautiful woman is." Well, she Is Miss Elizabeth Crawford of Amarillo. grand-daughter of Mr. and J|rs. J. S. w;ynne, and a 1936 graduate ef the University of Texas. Mr. Wynne said she gofc her good looks from him.

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