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.0 fct ttt DM WM8B TOPICS today Inherited something from the reign of WORDS, namely, the government rain-guage Which ohce graced the Hlnkle back yard Injpampai ''-• '•- * + * Effective today it now must rain In our bitk yard In order to fret on th6 records of the government trenihif-bureau at Houston. ;V:*.-V * * * All day yesterday the guage stood by ft .deSk^in the office. If rain had fallen on the Panhandle we'd have had to run outdoors like.everything in order" to keep the books straight. '; '* * * Pampa draws tri-mentlon In the just-out' Texas Centennial number of feditor & Publisher, trade mar of the fourth estate. ; •' •*•*•* In this very attractive special edition, honoring the stale of Texas, cowboys /ride off the cover at you, waving their ten-gallon hats in all the splendor of the old west. • * * * Within Its pages Is a special tribute to Pampa. In which mention 14 riven for this community beinr the first in the state to hold a centennial celebration. ,:. "'•'"•*'.* * Pampa boy scouts are lauded for their splendid production of "The Cavalcade,'.' and particularly the scene, "Great Scouts of the Old West." * * * ,. Sonie days things look "brig-liter than 'usual. Getting out of the wrofcf' side of bed, a* the saying tees, often puts a, different color on the outlook. Take the current pessimistic trend of mind of one treat man, for Instance: •••.':.*** H. G. Wells, world historian who for years preached a political philosophy of intellectual optimism, now looks with complete disillusion and disgust .upon democracy, the League of Nations and the earth's present organization into highly nationalistic', or what he terms "combatant,"'states. He even goes so far as to forecast the possible extermination of civilization. V ..'.•..'•* * * •: Mr. Wells recalls sadly that he once made himself responsible for the phrase, "the war to end war," but now.• sees world catastrophe as the "plain and reasonable probability*' at the present time. :• •, . : ; ..:••• * * * He admits himself to be one of a groupi-of V'baf'fled on-looker," and finds himself unable to take sides on 1 any of,, the resounding disputes of the day. He says he "would not slap a cat for one-side rather than the other." ' • •','.••• .•.".•: '•*•* * Says Mr. Wells: ,-,i"A,,.|!P ! at- -wental. turn-over is caihrbn and practical reconstruction has to wait upon intellectual revision. If'Within a few srenera- tiohs we do not build an instructed, educated and disciplined world community, the good things for us will be withdrawn inexorably . •^one collapse will follow another and pur children .will pass into darkness, suffocating' each other, flaying each other with bomb and gas, tearing- each other to bleeding rags." •'•• ' . * * * Not a pretty picture Mr, Wells paints'. Along this line—on a much smaller scale—we respectfully call attention to an editorial on the editorial page of The Daily News today, in which is set forth a plan of'/the paper's management to foster better,;, community understanding, locally, through the medium of "guest editorials" which will appear as. : a regular feature, beginning next Sunday. : , : .'.'.. * * * 'In these "guest editorials" It is the hope of the Daily News to footer an . exchange of opinions from thinkers of the city, county and Panhandle area which will lead to solution of community problems on conunMi ground. "Guest Editors" will be permitted to choose their own subjects. Naturally, their views do not have See COLUMN, Page 6 You Supply the v Hammock, We'll Supply the Story , Are you trying to forget the heat? Can't you get away for that Vacation? The NEWS offers the sure cure for hot weather blues—a- series of new •serials'" 'especially Delected for vacation reading. Mystery. , . adventure. . . romance. , .each a topnotch story by a well- known author, AND BACH STORY WILL BE COMPLETED IN TWO WBW3. '/ The first of these "summer shorts" is "Runaway Bride" by Helen . Welshemer beginning next Tuesday, in The NEWS. It's a story that starts where most romances end—with the hero and heroine about to be married. The rest of the serial j§ as unusual and as enter- ta'ining as the beginning. "Summer shorts" are required reading for all who would forget the thermometer, the well- known humidity, the sand in the picnic salad and what the neighbors' chickens have done to the garden. So string up the old hammock on the shady side of the porch, and get ready to enjoy the best wiring reading that's ever come your way. All you have tQ do is furnish the hammock! And •don't;'', forget that the first of these stories, ''Runaway." begins Tuesday hi The THE NEW PAMPA Fastest Growing City . in Texa»—Panhandle Oil And Wheat Center """ Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle mjra Uaffa TUNE IN KPDN (1310 k. c.'s) : Voice of Pampa Daily NEWS at "Top o' Texas" : (VOL. 30. NO. 70) Full AP Leased Wire PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 25, 1936. 10 PAGES TODAY (PRICE FIVE CENTS)' SOUTH WINS CONCESSION IN RULE BAN 'Great Fun,'Says Wife Of Houston Liberty Leaguer Commander O. K. GAYLOK Veterans of Foreign Wars in session at San Angclo yesterday elected O. K. Gaylor pictured above, «f Pampa, district commander of the 18th district Veterans of Foreign Wars. Gaylor is a charter member of the , Pampa post and one of its past commanders. OF 1ETEIK PAMPA VFW POST IS RECOGNIZED AS LEADING ONE Pampa was in the foreground at the state Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in San Angelo Tuesday and yesterday when O. K. Gaylor of the local post was elected district commander of the 18th district and the Pampa post was recognized as the No. 1 post of the state by Commander E. E. Wiseman from the floor of the convention. .The secretary of the convention read inspection reports from all posts in the state. When Pampa post 1567 was reached, the reading officer said, "no criticism, post in excellent standing having the full support of the citizenship." At that point State Commander Wiseman took the floor and for nearly 10 minutes spoke orj Pampa and the Pampa post. In his remarks, the commander praised the special issue of the Pampa Daily NEWS issued upon the occasion of the visit of National Commander J. W. Van Zandt of Altoona, Penn., and the • hearty cooperation of the merchants and citizens with the post. He praised Commander D. A. Bartlett and members of the post on their membership campaign, which nearly doubled the post membership. O. K. Gaylor was unopposed for the election of commander of the district. His candidacy was ad- See NO. 1, Page 6 Clayton's Wife Is at Philadelphia Convention PHILADELPHIA, June 25, W>)— A liberal democratic campaign fund contributor from Texas—the wife of a man who helped finance the Liberty league—almost shouted herself hoarse at the democratic convention and remarked, "I think this is great fun." This delegate-at-large had the privileges of the speakers' platform but chose the second row of the state's large delegation "because I'd rather be down here and have a much better time." She was Mrs. William L. Clayton, wife of the Houston cotton shipper and once an outspoken opponent of the New Deal, Above the din of the convention's first major demonstration, she managed to shout: "But he isn't a • liberty leaguer any longer. He resigned, and not at my reguest, either. I think now he is a democrat at heart. "I'm a loyal New Deal supporter and on the way here I stopped in Washington and told President Robsevelt the Texas delegation was on the way to Philadelphia to knock out a home run for him." She told about giving $7,000 to the democratic fund. Her husband, she said, remarked causally one day he had joined the league. "Bight there and then I decided to match what he gave. So when my check from a telephone company dividend came along, I just sent it to Mr. Farley with a personal check of my own to make up $7,000..I:told Mr. Parley I wished I could < make it $10,000 but the family budget just couldn't-:stand, j; it.-rl 'think^my husband gave the liberty league $5,000." This was Mrs. Clayton's second national convention. The first was in her home city In 1928. Pampa to Send Bands to Borger And Clarendon Pampa will repay visits of Clarendon and Borger citizens to her Centennial celebration on July 4 when those two cities stage their biggest festivals of the year. Efforts are being made to send a Pampa band to each of the cities. Guy McTaggart, chairman of the BCD goodwill committee, and Alfred Gilliland, serving the Jaycees in that capacity, urge as • many Pampans as possible to attend the celebrations at the two cities, Windshield stickers may be secured at the BOD qffice in the city hall. Clarendon sent a. band to Pampa during her celebration and Borger was represented by a large delegation of citizens. Court of Honor Set for Monday A scoutmasters' round-table meeting has been called for Monday night, June 28, Also, the regular monthly Court of Honor will be Monday night at 7:30 p. m. hi the district court room. The Round- Table will follow the Court. Scouts must turn in their test cards at Scout headquarters by Saturday, June 27. Texas Woman And Son Are Victims Of Axe-Slaying Father and 2 Girls Were Hoeing Nearby JOHNSON CITY, ; June 25, Mrs. Ernest Herwig, 28, and her nine-year old son were slain with an axe late yesterday at their farm home about ten miles southeast of Johnson City. The bodies were found in a bedroom on either side of the bed. Mrs. Herwig's head had been split with an axe. The boy's head had been crushed.. Mrs. Herwig's husband notified of? fleers. He said that he and his two daughters, stepsisters of the slain boy, were hoeing in the garden when they heard a commotion in the house. He rushed to the house to find his wife and stepson dead, he said. Herwig said that the telephone had been torn from the wall and he had to go to Mountain View to notify officers of the slaying. Officers stayed at the • scene of the crime to push a thorough Inquiry. The sheriff's office at Austin was asked to furnish aid in the investigation. Investigators found caught In a SM NO. », ?«f» 9 MUNICIPAL HALL IS RIOT OF COLOR FOR CONCLAVE -® In this colorful setting:, Democratic leaders of the nation met in Municipal Auditorium, Philadelphia, for the opening sessions of the national convention at which they will renominate President Roosevelt and Vice President Garner. With only a few empty scats in the great hall they listened to the opening speech of National Chairman James A. Farley and staged wild demonstrations at the mention of the name of the president. SOLON WALKS OUT AS NEGRO SAYS PRAYER South Carolinan Is Indignant as Invocation Is Said By Minister. PHILADELPHIA, June 25 (AP) -The walk-out of South Carolina's Senator Ellison D. Smith on the Democratic national convention yesterday when a negro • offered the invocation was interpreted by the minister' today as "simply an indication that Brother Smith needs more prayer." Smith, a cotton planter who has served 27 years in the Senate, said he would walk out "whenever a negro has a part' 1 in the convention proceedings. The Rev. Marshall Shepard, pastor of the Baptist church here who offered the prayer, commented: "If that is the way he feels, I don't see what he can do. If he goes to the Republican party he will find negroes in their convention and if he goes to the Socialists or any left-wing parties he will find them even more important in the activities. "If he is looking for a party without negroes it looks like he will have to form his own. little party right there in South Carolina." Questioned by newsmen on his personal reaction, Shepard said he he "not bitter" but thought the incident "unfortunate." "Rather than being bitter about it," he continued, "I feel sympathy and pity for him and pray to God that he may be emancipated from his prejudices." Officials said it was the first time a negro ever had offered prayer at a democratic convention. Smith and one or two others from the South Carolina delegation strode toward the door. Wry comments came from other southern delegates but only Smith voiced his resentment publicly, As he left the convention floor Smith declared he . was ''through" and would "go home and do some talking," adding that he was "sick of the whole damn thing." Later he modified this to say he would stay at the convention at least through today to vote against abrogation of the two- thirds rule. / Heard The inside story of the knot on Clarence Kennedy's forehead this morning. Clarence was using some hair tonic and the lid fell on his head, believe it or not, as Mr. Ripley would say. Mabel Davis and Josephine Lane in a dither over Popeye's predicament. They tried to ma.ke this corner tell them how he came put in his fight, to save them more worry. U. S. Envoy Accuses Jap Of 'Rude' To American -© BUDGE FLASHES BRILLIANTLY TO WIN NET MATCH Could Have Played Perry on Equal Terms, Claim WIMBLEDON, Eng. June 25 (AP) —Bombarding his French opponent from the baseline, red headed Don Budge of Oakland, Calif., trounced Jean Lesueur in the third round of the all-England tennis championships today as two of his compatriots were ushered to the sidelines. Budge won at 6-1, 6-1, Expert observers areed that based on the dazzling form of his exhibition against France's third ranking star, Budge would have fought Fred Perry, the defending champion, on even terms. Earlier, Perry turned In a masterful performance in crushing John Van Ryn of Philadelphia, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0, after trailing 1-3 in "the opening set. The other American to meet with defeat was Carolin Babcock of Los Angeles, who bowed to Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling of Germany and Denmark, 7-5, 6-1. Wilmer Allison, the American champion, and Bryan (Bitsy) Grant, the pint-sized Georgian, also entered the fourth round of the men's singles competition. ^ Picnic Banquet Is Enjoyed by McLean Firemen M'LEAN, June 25.—A meeting of the Lone Star Firemen's association was held at McLean Tuesday evening with a 'picnic banquet served on the local fire station lawn. President A. B. Oroft, of Panhandle addressed the association on first aid measures. / The next meeting will be held In Groom the latter part of August at which time the ladies will be entertained. WEST TEXAS: Generally fair to* night and Friday; slightly warmer in north and extreme west portions tonight. Official Protest Is Ordered From Washington PEIPING, June 25. Protest against the "rude, rough treatment" of American citizens during a military display Tuesday was lodged with the Japanese embassy today by Nelson T. Johnson, United Sattes ambassador to China. The official protest, complaining of the activities of Japanese soldiers, was made on instructions from Washington. The Japanese embassy replied it would submit the complaint to the Japanese commandant and make a formal answer later. (Chinese reports told of Japanese soldiers, armed with bayonets, pushing foreigners, including an American, from the roads and sidewalks as 3,000 Japanese troops marched to an army demonstration. (The American Involved was Capt. Henry S. Jernlgan, attached to the United States embassy as a language student. The cavalry officer in civilian clothes, was reported to have pushed aside a Japanese bayonet to avoid being in- •Jured. A French woman was also reported to have been shoved into a muddy gutter.) Ambassador Johnson's complaint did not name the Americans involved and the embassy declined to disclose them, but one was presumed to be Captain Jernigan. The other was believed to be a woman who was reported threatened with a sword by a Japanese officer to force her from the pavement on a legation street, while Japanese soldiers were marching. The . French embassy also made representations concerning the unceremonious handling of the wife and child of an officer attached to the French embassy. All the Incidents occurred at a time when virtually the entire legation quarter was under occupation by Japanese troops, who for reasons unstated were posted outside the United States, German, French, Soviet and Belgian embassies and at foreign banks in the quarter. - .» Jaycee Directors To Meet Tonight Directors and alternate directors of the Pampa Junior chamber of commerce will meet with the baseball committee tonight at 7:30 o'clock in the city hall to discuss the baseball tournament situation for this year.. President Tommy Chesser will call the meeting on time so that business can be transacted in time for those present to attend other {unctions. Citizens interested in baseball will be welcomed at the meeting. . TEXAS DONKEY THROWN OUT OF GARNER OFFICE Clarendon Man Rides Mule to Phillie Convention By EDDIE GILMORE Associated Press Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA, June 25 (AP) —Col. Arthur Lee Yowell's donkey that he rode all the way from Texas got thrown out of Vice- President Garner's headquarters today. As a fitting climax to the two months' journey from Clarendon, Tex., Col. Yowell thought it would be appropriate to enter the Garner suite astraddle the living model of the Democratic mascot. He started into the hotel but did not get as far as the lobby before uniformed help blockaded his path. "You can't bring that horse in here," said, a bell captain. "Who's got a horse?" asked the colonel. "Well, whatever it Is, you can't bring it in here unless you get permission." Leaving the reins with a fellow See NO. 3, Page 6 People You Know .(BY A. P.) . The gangling youth was waiting at the head of the stairs. It was mid-day and the heat bit into one's stomach, and left you exhausted. The boy, nearly 16, gazed dreamily, unseeing at the passing traffic. He was thinking of a hammock under the trees in the back yard at home. He waited impatiently for the occupant of room 201 to arrive. . . The solitude of the back yard suddenly became a passion with him. There he could do as he pleased by "himself ... in peace. "I wonder," he mused, "why I want to be alone so much." * Up the stalvs came the one person In town who always flashed instantly upon the retina of his absent gaze. He vowed not to tell It but he did; i'l've been waiting up here to take lessons on the. guitar. . . I guess I'll go now." mm TO BE mu\ ON AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION NOTE MENTIONED . PHILADELPHIA, June 85. A platform which does not contain a proposal for a constitutional amendment was completed today ' by the drafting' subcommittee of the democratic resolutions com* ' tnlttee. An agreement on the platform was reached by the predominantly new deal subcommittee shortly before the scheduled meetin of the full committee at 3 o'clock. Completion of the party program made it likely that the platform would be presented to the convention tonight as scheduled. Senator David Walsh of Massa-' chusetts told newsmen the draft contained no proposal for a constitutional amendment, but did discuss the constitutional question. PHILADELPHIA, June 25. After abolishing the century old two-thirds nominating rule by an overwhelming 36 to 13 vote, .the. Democratic convention rules com-. mittee today unanimously adopted a resolution urging a reappoint-. ment of delegates at future conventions. • ... A resolution was adopted which urged the national committee to work out a new plan of apportioning delegates based on Democratic strength in each state and territory. as contrasted with the present population basis of apportionment. The resolution has been planned. by a subcommittee. The new appointment plan by its terms, would be submitted to the 1940 conyen-' tion. It was in the nature of a con-.-' cession to southern and other states, which . had .. urged a reappointment to compensate thdm .. for any loss as a veto power in-s'e"-' lectlng presidential and vice presl*.* dential candidates hereafter by' : a- simple majority instead of a two-thirds majority. J Its adoption apparently appeased the abrogation opponents. They! said it would make unnecessary the , filing of a minority reort. Republicans now base their apportionment;'' on voting strength. By D. HAROLD OLIVE B Asosclated Press Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA, June 25. <Jf)—' "• The democratic convention roles committee voted 36 to 13 today to abrogate the 104-year old two- third nominating rule but as 4 concession to opponents of the step prepared to recommend a reapportionment of delegates at future conventions. The subcommittee voted to present the following resolution to the full committee for submission, If ' ao« cepted, to the convention tonight? ' ' "Be it resolved that the democratic national committee is hereby instructed to formulate and to reo* ommend to the next national con* vention a plan fqr Improving th* [ system by which delegates and-.al* ' ternates to the democratic nation*! convention are apportioned and AB it resolved, that In formulating thii ! plan, the national committee .shall , take into account the representative ' streigth within each state and teM. ! ritory in making the said appoint* ment." ./'.. j Beeman Strong of Texas, a subcommittee member, who had argued strenuously for retention of^tjWY two thirds rule before the full cori^ r mittee, said there would be no . minority report to the convention !. in view of the separate delegate* apportionment resolution. .•.-.'• •; Southerners stressed that; their states had gone down the line for ' years for the democratic national ; ticket, and thought they should be compensated for any loss of pres- , tlge and power in selecting can- . didates that may result from abro* gallon of the two thirds rule. M New York's surprising vote ' against repeal of the rule was made '. after the roll cat of the states had ' been completed, showing a big nia» jority for repeal. '< •• An implacable southern minority in the rule committee forced a concession, if the century old nominal- - ing rule is to be abrogated tonight, as expected.' • • Outvoted by 36 to 13 In commit- ' tee, they obtained the unanimbjs ; See NO. 4, Page 6 I Saw ... A. L. Patrick taking it easy after " laboring hard for a couple of days,, A woman on East Browning „, tering her lawn at 11:30 o'clocjc IK night. C. M. Spurlock, manager of Borger Christians, and he » tioned plans for a Junior base)MU ir , tourney to be held in Pampa, BM« ,, \ ger and Am^riUo, ?V - ^ &i- '4',/i

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