Pampa Morning Post (Pampa, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 104, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 24, 1931 Page: 1 of 8
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PAMPA DAIH NEWS
PAMPA MORNING POST
Serving Pampa and Northeastern Panhandle
THE NEW PAMPA
Fastest Growing City in Texw,
Panhandle Oil and Wheat
VOL. 1, NO. 104.
(AP) Features and Comics
PAMPA, GRAY COUNTY, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1031.
Full (AP) Leased Wire
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FLOYD WALKER DIES AT BOMBER
Independents Lose In Fight For Limited Importation Of Foreign Oil
HILT ATTEMPT cirjuf
TO PLACE BILL
JURORS SELECTED FOR' WILSON' CASE ™
SONNENBERG AND HIS BRIDE
; New Schedule For
Local Radio Studio
"VICIOUS BETRAYAL BY!
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. (J1)— '
The drive of' Independent oil pro-
ducers for protection against for-
eign Imports was abruptly halted
today by the houre way; and means
By 13 to 7, the revonue committee
tliat framed Die liuwley-Smoot tar-
iff act, voted to postpone all tariff
and embargo measures because
"there would not be sufficient time
durlnc the remainder cf the session
for the consideration of such bills.
With this vote the committee de-
cided not to meet again this session,
ending not only oil legislation but
also the Burtness bill endorsed by
Chairman Leg He for u temporary
embargo on depressed agricultural
products and the Williamson bill
for a ban on all Russian product,*
refusing to accept the decision of
the committee, representatives from
Independent oil territory planned to
send a delegation before the unof-
ficial Republican steering commit-
tee tohiorrow in an effort to gain
the support of party leaders and
force reconsideration by the com-
When the general postponement
resolution was offered, "Democrat!:
Leader Ciarncr moved that an ex-
ception be made of oil tariff pro-
l.oMls. His motion was defeated
13 to 7. Committee members said
six Democrats were joined by one
Pity the poor barbers.
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They have their faults. They talk
when they should be listening.
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But their rood points outnum-
ber their bad ones. Their Job is
not an easy one. Consider the hu-
man map, with its indentations,
shrubbery, mountains, and other
characteristics not fitted to the
razor, which Is brut adapted to a
CHARGED WITH DEATH
OF TAYLOR ON
"Alfalfa Bill" Murray furnishes a
good Illustration. The Oklahoma
governor went into a capitol barber
shop to bo shaved. Press dispatches
say the barber's razor slipped and
MAY ASK DEATH COUNT
COMPLETION OF JURY
THIS AFTERNOON IS
Eight jurors had been selected
early last night when 114th district
the governor was cut. At any rate,; court was adjourned, In the trial of ]
Bill blamed the barber and Ls hav- | Charles "Little Chuck" Wilson
lng him ousted.
The l'anipan doubts that the
barber was at fault. It is doubted
that the -barber's ratnr slipped.
More likely is the possibility that
Bill's Adam's apple slipped
against the rator. Governor Bill,
as you will note in his pictures,
has an angular, lean profile and a
very, very prominent protuberance
known as the Adam's apple. It Is
also very likely that at least one
eheek was bulging from the pres-
ence of a wad or Granger Twist.
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THE BARBER IS INNOCENT
UNTIL PROVED GUILTY. WE'D
WAGER IT WA8 NOT THE FIRST
TIME THE RAZOR FAILED TO
AGREE WITH BILL'S TOPOGRA-
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Sunday's bannerle*® make-up nf
Page 1 of the Nevis-Post surely
drew a lot of comment. Persons ac-
customed to the Kansas City Star
and other similar papers liked it
Republican* in favor of Garner's)and recommended that it be tried
Representative Ranueyer, Repub-
lican, Iowa, made a similar request
that the Burtness bill oe reserved
for consideration but he was de-
flated 17 to 3. The committee then
adopted the postponement resolu-
tion by the same vote by which
Garner's oil motion was rejected.
No direct vote was taken on the
Independent compromise substitute
for the Capper-Garber bill.
Representative Oarber, Republi-
can, Oklahuna, called Uie commit-
tee action "a vicious betrayal by
Ktandpat Republicans in the East"
He named Representatives Tread-
way, Massachusetts, Bacharach,
New Jersey, and Estep, Pennsyl-
vania, Republicans, as "leaders of
the opposition who are refusing
protection to western interests"
"Vice President Curtis promised
an oil tariff during the 1028 cam-
paign," commented Representative
Hastings, Democrat, Oklahoma. "The
industry knew that with a favor-
able recommendation from the presi-
dent, legislation could have been
had this session."
Representative Crowther, Repub-
lican, New York, said lie had sup-
iwrted the oil tariff and the agrl-
niltural and Russian embargoes.
charged with the fatal snooting of
| H. C. Taylor near LeFors severul
• weeks ago.
I Judge Clifford Braly ordered 20
! more prospective Jurors to report
j at 9 o'clock this morning. The jury i
| is expected to be completed late to-
i May M Death
District Attorney Raymond Allied
was questioning veniremen yester-
day afternoon about their amnions
on capital punishment. It was in-
dicated the state would ask the
death penalty for Wilson.
Wilson was arrested at his home
in LeFors following the shooting.
Mrs. Wilson was with Taylor at
the time the shooting occured on
the highway near LeFors shortly
after VI o'cloek,
Both were taken Into custody
charged In connection with the fatal
affair. Indictment of Mrs. Wilson
has net been considered by the
grand jury yet. Shi< told officers
when she was arrested a hijacker
shot Taylor when they nad stopped
on the side of the highway. The
pair had been to a dance together
she tcld officers.
At the time Wilson wa3 arrested,
officers found a .41 caliber pistol
in the home.
Jurors chosen were I. C. Howlett,
C. H. Gibson. C. E. Simmons, H.
McBee, Haskell Smith, W. J. Bali,
F, W. Cobb, Wallace Kennedy.
OFFERS TO WITHDRAW
WANT NEW ENACTMENTS
Inaugurating a new schedule of
local broadcasting, the next local j
KGRS program will be on Thursday I
from 10 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.
In the last several months the:
broadcasts have been from 9 to 12 j
o'clock Wednesday evenings. Com-!
plaints on Interference arose and!
the new time Is to be tried as an!
Listeners are urged to telephone
their comments to the local studio
in order that Announcer Sam A.'
Fenberg and assocla^s m°y check
the broadcast mechanics. KGRS is;
being heard all over the nation!
since hiking its power.
OF 1 SHOT
SUCCUMBS IN HOSPITAL
SHORTLY AFTER HE
WORKED IN NEWS-POST
General Guest of
Honor at Banquet
Reserve officers of the United
Siatcs army In this section will
give a banquet in honor General
Samuel D. Rockenbuch of the U.
S. army in the Herring hotel to-
morrow night. General ltockenbuch
is supervisor of the 90th division,
and this U his annual Inspection
It ls expected that ten member;;
ol tiie Pampa Officers Reserve troop
will attend the banquet which is to
be at C o'clock. Capt. George H.
Corbtn of Amarlllo is contact of-
Ileer for the 90th division.
Lieut. Alden E. Spees announced
last night that the regular meeting
of the Pampa Reserve Officer*
troop would be postponed until
MOULETIE. Feb. 23. (Special)—
c. Q. Sewell, former Wheeler coun-
ty deputy sheriff has been appoint-
ed constable of precinct 4, which
includes Shamrock, county commis-
sioners announced Setum/.
Sewell succeeds M. M. Burchman
vtho was elected to the port In the
November election. Burchman re-
cently resigned stating that he had
(the* plans which meant more to
him than his office.
more often, or regularly. Others
wondered where Page 1 was and
thought they had an inside section.
The vote is for banners, or stream-
ers. and so will it be henceforth.
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No child to 'dull' until he enter*
kindergarten; no adult lu 'dull' af-
ter he graduates from the uni-
versity." — E. M. Butterfleld. Mr.
Butterfied wanU to eliminate the
word "tlMil" from the dictionary
as it applies to students.
Well, let him try It. But when
a freshman flunks out the same
course four times in a row. as
some of them do, the profs will
think of some other word just as
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In conncctlon with the order of
construction, the city planning re-
port gives the following estimates
of most needed projects, including
engineering and incidental ex-
1. Improvements to waterworks
system: (a) well, pump, and pump
house >$27,500; (b) 300,000-gallon el-
evated steel tank, $27,500; (O mains,
See COLUMN, Page 8
Out of City Hall
The P. B. X. board at the city
hall has been removed and each of-
fice In the building will lw.ve sep-
arate telephones. With so many o.'
the offices open at night and using
the telephones it was found that
the board was not successful.
A list cf the new numbers of the
various offices follows: City man-
ager, call 1180; water department
and tax department,. 1181; plumbing
and building Inspector, 1182; health
officer. 1183; police department, 55ft;
Board of City development, 384; oil
and gas division, 384; welfare board
and unemployment agency, 3G4.
The city manager has the number
formc-rly called for the board. The \ advanced today by Senator Dill, of
police station number Is the same Washington, a Democratic proltibi-
as it was in the old city hall. tlonist, as a compromise In the per-
plexing wet and dry dispute' facing
However, Dill joined with the al-
most solid front of Democrats In
■ I congress against the reported Inteu-
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 23. (/*/— tlon of Chairman Raskob to seek
Two negroes, one a woman, were j a commitment of the party on pro-
shot and a third negroc was beaten hibition at the March d meeting
aboutj the head in one 61 several! of the Democratic National commit-
clashes attending the first day of, tee.
the longshoremen's strike here m
against a reduction In wage3. ! a bill to direct the radio eommla- i
With '-he exception of the traces | sion to give a clear channel for
in which the shooting occured, dfc labor organizations and to hold
', ixillce hearings on all issue* involving
changes in pojser or wave lengths
was passed by the senate.
itoltowlng the move f Gene Tunr.ey, whose name was removed from
boxing records and placed in social registers as the result of his mar-
riage. • itt Sonnenberg, the wrestling champion, will become a member
of selet-i New England society when he Wfgjta Miss Marie Dorothy Ell*/
of Belmont, Mass., in the near future. ¥*nnenberg's grappling catiF
naign lias netted'him the championship and close to a million
since he left Dartmouth. The two are shown above.
Broken Line Is
Blamed for Deaths
PORT ARTHUR, Tox., Feb. 23.
((?'i—A broken vapor line on o hlfih
pressure still is believed to have
caused the explosion last night
which look the lives of a white
man and three negroes working at
the Gulf reHnery here, Charles
Stevenson, plant manager, said to-
The doacl are Joe Whlttinsioii.
38, Henry Eld ridge, negro; Allison
Allen, negro, and Luke Broom,
negro. .Allen and Eldrldjc were
killed instantly, and their bodies,
burned almott beyond recognition,
were taken from the flames early
this morning. Whlttington died of
burns a*, a hospital eight hours af-
ter the tire. Broom also died nt
the hospital this morning.
Stevenson denied that, others were
injured in the blast, as was at
first reported. He said reveral men
working near the still where the
explosion occurred were knocked
down by the force of the blast but
sustained no Injuries.
WASHINGTON Feb. 23. "(>')-
Resubmission of National prohibi-
tion to the people for a test was
ED WAGNER BILL
FEAR PRESIDENT WILL'OVERRIDES SUBSTITUTE
GIVE POCKET VETO I OF ADMINISTRATION
B.v NATHAN ROBERTSON '. •"WASHINGTON. Feb. 23. ./ >>—
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. W :-- | Overriding an administration sub-
For the second time during the ion;? | stltute proposal by an overwhelm-
years of controversy congress today J lng. majority, the house today pass
sent to the White Housse a. bill, pro- ' "J "" Ui" '
vldlng for operation of the govern-
' ed the Wagner bill to establish, n
National system ol
The substitute proposal of Secre-
tary Dcak was rejected by a teller
vote of 182 to 84. Without a record
vote, the house approved the origi-
nal renate bill, the last cf a 3-poinr.
employment program sponsored by
Sc-natcr Wagner, Democrat, New-
York. Tlie other measures became
ment's $150,000,000 power and nitrate
plants at Muscle Shoals.
The conference report on the bill
which would authorize government
manufacture and distribution of
hydro electric power was adopted
by the senate today after an hour's
debate, 55 to 28, completing con-
The measure was approved by t'.if „
house last week. The proposal to divide employ
Ti. H, ■ ment exchanges supported Jointly
The only other time congtess has ^ state nnd ftKltjrnl government.
now goes back to the senate for
composure of minor differences.
passed a bill for operation of tin
huge wartime plants on :he Tennes-
see river, It was pocket vetoed by
former President Coolldge.
Friends of the measure approved
today said they feared it wouid
meet a similar fate, though Presi-
dent Hoover has not expressed him-
self on it.
The bill is similar in its power i
provisions to the orte which Presi-1
dent Coolldgs refused to sign. U|
ls a compromise measure based on
the same bill that was presented to
the former president.
Representative Laguardfa, Repub-
lican, New York, led th floor light,
for the measure, It received virtu-
ally solid Democratic support, mi-
nority Leader Garner having thrown
his weight behind tt several days
NATIONAL A S S E M BLY I
WILL BE CHOSEN
AT ELECTION |
LIMA, Peru, Feb. 23. Pro-
visional President Luis M. Sanchez
Cerro rushed troops today to crur.h
a rebellion at Arequipa, dominant
city of southern Peru, and at the
same time sought to calm the po- j
litical waters by withdrawing his
candidacy for the presidency and'
moving for a new constitution. i
Heretofore Sanchez Cerro has
headed a military junta, governtrs
by a decree, as a result of a revolu-
tion be began last August which un -
seated President Augusto de Leguia.
Time Is Vague
Presidential elections were to be
the eventful outcome and had been
planned definitely, although the
ttme was vague, but today the junta
cancelled the decre looking toward
a general election. A few hours lat-
er Sanchez Cerro withdrew his can-
didacy for formai election to the
post he now holds as the^fesult of
In cancelling tfle presidential
election decrees, the president and
all ministers signed a manifesto de-
claring that only a national assem-
bly will be chosen in the forthcom-
This body will be in the nature
of a constitutional convention and
legislative body in one. as it first
will draft a new code and then
will sit as a congress for a term to
be fixed later. In the meantime it
will set the date for a presidential
election and also municipal bullov
lng, and will define the powers cf
Will Be Normal
When the south is pacified, the
manifesto continued, rules will be
established for the sitting of the as-
sembly and the country will be
headed toward normal constitution-
While these events were occurlns
in the capital, loyal government
troops from Puno, Cuzco and Juil-
aca weio marching on Arequipa to
subdue the rebels who seized the
employment i city Friday and set up a govern-
I mont of their own. Details of the
troop movements could not be
learned because or stringent cen-
sorship, but it was made known
regular troops were moving to put
down the rebellion.
Preparations for the court mar-
tial of 39 persons held for another
revolt last Friday—that at Callao,
which was quickly suppressed after
about 50 persons had died—began
Official circles said today reports
of participation by the Peruvian
navy In recent events are totally
untrue. The navy Is anchored at
Cullao and did not participate In
the trouble there Friday althcugn
the mutineers attempted to induce
it to Join the movement.
KILL ONE IN
Briggs Will Give
Address at Feast
. SETS DOG DERBY RECORD
Three Are Wounded j
In Shoreman Strike i
George W. Briggs, manager of the
Board of City development and
chamber of commerce, and Roy Me-
^ „ ,MUlan, will attend the,annual ban-
ASHTON, Idaho, Fob. 23. <flV-jquet of the Amarlllo Chamber of
Koy Stover of McCall, Tdaho, mush-1 commerce In the crystal ball room
ed'hls string of seven Gordon set-icf the Herring hotel, tonight. Mr.
ters and fox hounds to victory in Briggs ls scheduled to respond to
the annual American dog dei-by i the address of welcome.
here today to set a new course i visitors from every chamber of
lecord. He covered the 25 miles; commerce in the Panhandle are ex-
over an excellent track in one hour, j pected to attend the banquet, Mr.
C3 minutes. 42 rcconds.
3rigg« said yesterday.
turbances today were minor,
effectively dispersing the gatho<-
lng? of longshoremen along the
water front. One worker was bruis-
ed when three men attacked hlui.
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Montant sheep raisers are to join
the ranks of thine who have some*
thing to sell and believe they can
sen It best by advertising.
that had stopped for
not only took $80 from the driver
but made him drive around7
for four hours. ---
The Pampa News anil Pont
. ^ r. •
request the honor of your presence
First Annual Charm, and Health School
to be held
February 24th to 27th, 2:30 p. m.
Also at 8:00 p. m. on Thursd«|f P.brusry 26tli ,
.City Hall Auditorium # Naney Earle, Instructor
THROW CROWD IN RIOT
AS GUNS BLAZE IN
! BORDER, Feb. 23. (Special) —
Flojd Walker, 34, employe of tha
i Borger Herald and son of Mr, and
Mrs. C. H. Walker of Pampa, was
fatally shot at 5:37 o'clock this af-
ternoon In the home of Mr. and
i Mrs. Son Klelly. He died at 6:47
o'clock In a hospital here.
Walker went to the Kelly home
late In the afternoon when several
persons were present. After he went
I Into the bath room, two shots were
I heard and others present rushed
I into the bath roam to find Walker
wounded. One shot passed through
his body. The second shot did no;
hit the body. He was rushed to a
local hospital where he died an hour
He had won a pistol an a punc*i
board yesterday. The opinion that.
NEW YORK, Feb. 23. >..V)—A
Brooklyn "dime a dance" palace in
which 500 couples swayed to jaaz
music was thrown Into wild turmoil
today as gangsters banged out the
lights and began shooting. When it
was over one man was found shot
to death, another probably mortail>
wounded and a countless number
bruised. Police locked the doors,
Mansforiiieduhe ."Paramount Dam*
land" into a prisoners' pen and
questioned the dancers -me by one.
Members of the rival "hooligan?"
and "Hudron Avenue boys" were
present, detectives believed. The
orchestra was playing "you're driv-
ing Me Crazy" when -i blonde girl,
dancing with a swarthy youth, was
told by another youth to go home.
The girl and her partnet ignored
the ccmmand A. few moments later
the lights went out anil ^uns bewail
Members of the orchestra threw
themselves to the floor, women
lainted, men streamed out of the
place with clothing torn and faces
bleeding. Someone blew a .:iren on
the roof. Tv.o policemen came run-
ning. Tney said they saw Michael
Maselli, 20, reach for Ins pocket.
They shot him twice In ihe ab-
domen, wounding him critically.
Charles Burnes, 24-year old chuti-
fcur, was carried out by friends,
followed a weeping girl who Im-
plored him to speak to her. He
died on the way to a hospital.
The floor was strewn with hots,
vanity cases, coats, slippers, gun?
and blackjacks. Sixty persons, in-
cluding several girls, were taken to
a policc station for questioning. One
of the prisoners was described as
Dominick Ferrerre, alleged to belong
to one of Ohen gangs. Police were
told he had argued with braces
about a dance contest! promoted by
the "happy-go-lucky three."
Car Stolen While
A 1930 Ford coupe, owned by J.
B. Massa, was stolen from in front
of the high school auditorium last
night between 7:30 and 8:30 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Massa we to attend-
ing the basketball gam.) there.
The theft wac reported to county
and city officers who started an
Immediate search tor the missing
ear. The license number was El-
Light Showers Fall
In Panhandle Area
While only a light drizzle fell here,
a heavy downpour was reported
between Kingsmlll and Amarlllo
lost night. The rain began falling
about 6 o'clock two miles west of
the end of the pavin-t *it Kings-
mill, motorists reported. Rain was
still falling at 11 o'clock.
Light showers, which made driv-
ing dangerous, fell as far east as
Mobeetle it was reported lost night.
The rain started about live miles
east of the city limits.
F. P. Reid transacted business ;n
Welfare Board to
Have Meeting Today
A called meeting of the Pampa
Welfare board will be held at 10
o'clock this morning In the Board
of city Development board room.
Alex Schneider, chairman, will be
In charge. Mrs. W. H. Oavis, wel-
fare worker, and Frank Henry, em-
ployment bureauj agent, will make
Important announcements will ba
made following the meeting it was
learned yesterday afternoon.
Get Movie Tickets
Twenty-five Pampa boys will be
given free tickets to "Hull's Angels"
famous war and aviation picture,
as awards for their having complet-
ed model airplanes. C. B. Akerc,
manager of the Griffith theatres
here, promised the beys the tic'cetn
when the American Air Cadet unit
was organized here a fc.v .veeks ago.
The picture will open at the La
Nora theater next Sunday.
The model airplanes will be plac-
ed on display Wedhesday at the
City Drug store, where parts and
planes are on sale and where mem-
berships may be token out by the
The purpose of the American Air
Cadets is to foster an interest in
aviation among the school boys.
A blistered heel caused the dealh
of a 14-year-old St. Louis boy when
blood poisoning sot in.
he was removing the gun from lite
pocket and it exploded, was advanc-
ed here tonight.
Kelly, his wife, Virgil Peters, and
Mr. and Mrs. Duckworth of Perry-
ton were present at the time of tho
Floyd Walker had been cohumc£
with the Borger Herald for JW
few weeks. He came here front'
Pampa News-Post where *
employed^ in the offTc4««\pr.., ,
paitment >of that paper. •'•. **?
Mr. Walker ,hLs father, is general
manager of the office-supply de-
partment of the Nunn-Warren Pub-
lishing company, and lives in
Bom In Tennessee
Floyd Walker is survived by his
mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. C.
H. Walker. Pumpa; his wife, who
lives in San Francisco, Cal.; two
sisters. Mrs. Guy Glbbs, Plain vie*,
and Mrs. Lowell Munday. Amarlllo.
He was born at Pulaski, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held In Dal-
hart, where his father formerly was-
publisher df the Dalhart, Texan.
Are Given Work
Ten local unemployed men weti|
given temporary employment by the
j agency yesterday, according tb
Frank Henry, in charge of the bu-
reau. It was the largest number giv
en work In some time. Six of the
men went to work on one Job while
the others were given odd jobs.
"If local citizens continue to glvd
the unemployed small Jobs," Mr.
Henry said yesterday, "I see great
relief at hand."
In Attempted Wreck
CORSICANA, Feb. 23. (/P)—Rob-
ert "Son" Miller, Cal Langston, and
Tom Henry Armstrong, negroes, to-
day were charged with attempting
to wrcck a Southern Pacific pas-
senger train north of Corslcatia
February 13. Cleo Q. Miller, Na-
varro county attorney, said Robert
Miller today admitted the attemp".
Armstrong was in a hospital at
Kosse, suffering from a wound re-
ceived in a gun fight with railway
officers. The other negroes were In
POLO FINALS POSTPONED
SAN ANTONIO. Feb. 23. (#)—The
championship match in the eighth
annual southwestern circuit tW°
tournament scheduled for today be-
tween the Fort Sam Houston In-
dians and the San Aneglo Rainbows
was indefinitely postponed because
of light rains this morning.
Testimony that retail prices nf
beef have increased during the last
eleven years while the Wholesale
prices have declined concludes the
senate's Investigation of food costs.
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The toll bridge over the Missouri
river at St. Charles will be declared
toll-free within the neat few
months, with seven senators and
seven representatives attending tha
WEST TEXAS—Oenerally fair
Tuesday and Wednesday.
EAST TEXAS—MOstly cloudy
Tuesday; Wednesday,. generally
lair, light northerly irtnds on tlis
CCMt« ' ,
OKLAHOMA—Cloudy , TkMad*y;
Wednesday, partly etoudj^"
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