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Abilene Morning Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1937, Abilene, Texas ABILENE MORNING 11 SUNDAY JANUARY TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS PRICE SCENTS NUMBER 18 Incidents At Sea Dim Efforts To Keep War Within Spain Precinct Officers Of County Placed On Fee Pay Basis Precinct officers in Taylor county will be paid through the lee system ijn 1937, rather than salary as 1936, the commissioners court voted Friday In Its first 1937 As required by state county officers will continue to lated set by commissioners court All will draw the minimum allowed under the state with few changes made from last year's Increase in salaries of deputies was made in the sheriff's office as the only important raise in Sheriff Sid McAdams will receive the minimum Chief Deputy Buck Sibley will draw two other deputies and a fourth will draw on a part time being used and paid only when Under the 193G Sheriff Burl Wheeler drew the same as but three deputies made and Forces Reduced Miss Belle district will continue to receive per with two deputies receiving as A third working part will not be used In 1937 as In 193C. Tax Pat terson will receive the lowest sible under the state One deputy will make per one until April 15 and one one two and one will work part time at when One less deputy will be on the roll than i 1936. County Clerk Vivian will receive the law's per with making per one one one one and the latter only temporarily Salaries of county clerk's deputies are smaller than provided in the 1936 County Judge John Camp will re- the with a clerk to earn a See SALARIES 10, Col. 3 Ci A discussion of events and in the world and by a group of fearless and Informed newspaper men of Washington anil New will be published nn n news Opinions expressed are of the contribution to tile should not tic Interpreted nn reflecting ttio editorial paltry of BY RAT TUCKER Jan. Roosevelt himself the ex- publicity barrage against the New Jersey airplane exporter who insisted on having his pound of Even Qp Insiders it was an amazing ple of statecraft and It was FDR's personal cretary Hull being the state department publicized the violating its own well precedents and well kept There was no for for the planes cannot be shipped for several tant ordinarily an ed a passage on from to express his in- Mr. Roosevelt climaxed the act by exhibiting sonal emotion than at any time since he entered the White Press and public responded to this draft on his prestige Purpose was with the underlying reason It was de- See WHIRLIGIG Pane 6, Col. 4 Court Order Obtained on Eve of Conference by Union Upon Its Future Course By Tho The first reprisal in strikes which 12 plants of the General Mo tors corporation and affiliates cam Saturday In a court order for strikes to vacate two body plants at Mich. One hundred and seventy-five of fleers who had been held In ness to enforce the order were de- mobilized when plans to eject the strikers from the plant were deferred while les and company officials ed legal Tiie court initiated by reneral Motors came on he eve of a conference which may determine the future course of labor difficulties ning to Involve most of the auto- mobile General Motors with workers Idle in a fifth its has been most tously Unionists Meet Representatives of the United Workers a tee on industrial organization from 10 cities In five states 111 meet at Flint with Homer young president of the Martin warned that ate the spread of the present unless General Motors greed to negotiate in the manner by the Elsewhere in the Industrial world le strike situation was moderately A move was reported underway or settlement of the three months strike at the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Refuses to Load Ships In New union longshoremen whose had reached an with striking seamen and the said the vessels would sail The first of violence In the maritime strike on the West coast came when three men said they had been beaten at San A meeting Scc STRIKES rage 10, Col. 2 Young Film Actor Is Found Dead of Shot By Thr Associated Press Jan. Ross young film was found dead in the barn back of his home in Van His wife of six the for- mer Anne film said she believed he committed She was too hysterical to talk But a maid tween and Mr. Alexander took his pistol and went out to the He said he was going io kill a heard a And then he did not come ANDREW W. MELLON By The elated Fri Jan. 2. White House said tonight that An drew W. secretary of th treasury in the Hoover had offered his a collection to the government an President Roosevelt would rec that congress accept it. Correspondence between the pres dent and the Pittsburgh disclosed that Mellon also had of to build at his own See MELLON Page 10, Col. 2 NOTE Negro Arraigned On Murder Count Ray Merkel negro charged with murder was remanded to the Taylor county jail here Saturday following arraignment before James Gray justice of the Tile signed by D. H. Merkel charged Mays with the fatal shooting of Mberta Merkel on December 26. The woman died in Memorial hospital here a hours after the The Weather AMI fair nnd 1VKST cooler In until Html purl Ion fall Light to NKW Fair in In DROP FOOD TO INDIANS By Tho N. Jan. R. superintendent of the Navajo Indian returned from a flying trip late today with tion that about 20 bound in wild country south of had been found nnd food dropped to but remained to be Originally Intended of Another Boy Says Paper By The Associated Press Jan. tonight unde what it termed the au hentic ransom note left a week ag night by the kidnaper o Charles 10, in The asserted text eighteen thousand dollars Ive and ten dollar old num to run ten thousand in fifty Id numbers not to run con- amount will double eacl boy is you are insert in personal column of the Seattle what is your ad- notes received by OU unless this type and Mils coloi ig is used and signed an old Ford The dated ant ritten by a P-I staff saic the note was printed by means a toy rubber printing set on a sheet of loose-leaf notebook that here and there an occasional letter was penned in and that It was punctuated in ink of n peculiar The paper said it would not dis- close the color of the ink nor the style of The newspaper asserted it had discovered that the note was Sec KIDNAPING Page 10, Col. 2 Jones County Has 3 New Officials Jan. Three new county officials began serving their first term They were Rowland tax A. commissioner of precinct 4 and Prank Anson so has a new Lige Sar who takes the place of 5, V. Dunwody has served under in the retiring for past two Powell takes the office vacated dither who has served for tiie past two Hampton post by J. 3. who has served is commissioner for the two All of the old officials retired o LESS PERSONALITIES FOR NEW SESSION OF LEGISLATURE PRESIDENT'S MOVE TO HAVE FARM PROBLEM Large Attendance Assured For First Regional Tenancy Hearing in Dallas on Monday STUDIED AT SOURCE GIVEN STRONG RESPONSE Jan P. regional Resettlement tion said today the move of President Roosevelt to have farm problems studied at their source before launching a long range problem for agricultural re- forms appears certain to receive hearty support when it is rated here The director said responses were received in such numbers to cate a large attendance at a ing before the recently appointed farm tenancy Dr. W. W. Alexander of acting RA will be In charge of the urth land owners wives have been invited to the Those attending have been asked to present their answers to various questions in writing so committee members can have the information for study after leaving The meeting is the first of five to be held in various It is the hope of the government the hearings will throw light on ferent farm problems existing in the different By The Press Jan. L. secretary of the southern tenant farmers said today the union would send tives to public hearing of President farm tenancy Mitchell said Ddis L. state secretary of the union In Fred union representative in West and attend the session at Dallas conferred without animosities and arousing leaving lasting More Tenants Without Farms Here This Declare Tractor Use Seen As Chief Reason Tenant farmers themselves agree that about the most sorrowful plight they can Imagine is that of being a tenant without a yet cations are that there will be more tenants in Taylor county this winter than in 1936 or any pre- vious Landlords interviewed in Abilene yesterday said that they were more applications for their farms than in recent One re- marked that he was considering my place against tive because they were be- coming so while of the opinion that there were more farmer tenants without farms this winter than declared that was no spectacular Increase in their and that there was to become alarmed Two landlords encountered who were going to their were going to buy tractors in the spring and farm all their land These were not large and only three tenants were involved in the two However no tenant farmers were found on the streets who were out or to their U. S. Constitution Changes To Guard Wages Supported not because of any j Jan. comings on the part of the aut because the FIND MAN DEAD Taken As 85 In By Associated NEW Jan. 2. A man Identified by police as Fred 29, was found shot to death In a west 65th street apartment tonight a short time after nine men staged spectacular holdup of employes and customers in a downtown clothing Police said Dunn apparently had been slain in a dispute over division i if the They said 30 checks Identified as part the loot taken from the clothing were found In the Tiie armed with pistols md submachine escaped with in cash and several nds more in cash and jewelry taken rom the employes and customers hey herded into the rear of idea of amending the constitution leaped suddenly to the forefront of congressional ics tonight when Senator democratic said that it WHS I the to handle thai hour The Arkansas back for the opening dictated to reporters a declaration that T' the Boy Just Misses Being First Baby He was a few hours behind iut Baby Green just missed being New Year's Son of Mr. and J. C. 1110 rte child was born a. Birth of Catherine Ann Bynum at p. was reported to ic she s the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond T. Gifts from various Abilene firms 111 constitute a conducted y the Re pre- rules to the city's first 937 Firms and their In- on a 1937 toilet laundry Waldrop a baby rib or on another piece of holograph of the Mead's a loaf of bread in W. T. one dozen Banner 30 quarts of J. C. woolen Sun on a Norge washing funeral free jlance service for mother ack hot water bottle nd B B talcum and W. Fisher gold and diamond aby supreme court decisions that neither the federal nor state governments had pre- scribe maximum hours and mini- mum had created very unsatisfactory Alternately fingering and puffing a he asserted the power should be given to the states or con- gress and predicted that the issue would be at this He was not to close the door to attempts to meet the hour and wage problem through be put off their places this Homer cashier of the Citizens National declared that there were many more cations this winter for rentable farms belonging to the bank than ever upon scores men have come into this bank and applied for in the first part of 1936 there were more calls for farms than but at the present time ex- ceed anything I have ever Scott attribute the large to landlords purchasing tractors and farming more land he Paul vice-president of the Farmers and Merchants National also said applications for ant farms at his bank were on the Of a different frame of mind was Sec TENANTS Page 10, Col. 4 REACHES HERE Mercury 28.as Cold Wave The delayed wave ar- rived here Saturday the thermometer showing 28 degrees at 11 p. a drop of two degrees from 10 The low for Saturday morning was 39 By The A cold wave brought temperatures to the Texas Pan- handle and moved slowly southward Saturday losing much of its sting as it spread toward the j The norther from the Rockies caused the temperature to tumble a minimum of 16 at L Recommended STANFORD C. STUBS By The Associated Press Morris Sheppard and Tom ly of Texas announced today they had recommended appointment o. Stanford 0. Stiles of Texas as United States marshal for the eastern district of He would succeed Ed L. Taylor temporary marshal since the death of J. E. Ponder at Texarkana In Stilis previously was a de- in the Paris division of the eastern Lawmakers To Control Capital During Strife By The Jan. congressional talk of strengthened neutrality of the Informed said Hill high ranking member of the military committee would Introduce take the profits out of Strong tee support was A somewhat similar measure massed the house in 1935, but after icing drastically revised by senate committees failed to reach the statute Mobilization of labor snd capital In wartime was advocated by sentative Wilcox a member By Jan. 2. Members of the 45th legislature arriving In ever increasing numbers predicted today the general session starting 10 days hence would be without the sonal rancors which marked many similar conclaves In the Rep. Bob Calvort of first of several candidates for the of lower chamber set up the out- ook for a constructive session was and his views were echoed iy the honor ofi over the house might LEGISLATURE me 10, Col. 3 was believed to be a good Calvert claimed to have more than a majority of the members pledged to his candidacy and his friends said It would not be prising if the the other Homer Leonard of Morse of Huoston and bert Walker of Supporters said the were still much in the Some repi tiie overwhelming victory of Governor randson of Trent Couple Is Killed Jan. and Mrs. B. P. of Trent have been notified of the accidental death of their Buster 18, in The who formerly lived died In on Arizona after being carried there by P. The liody was sent to the home of his Mrs. Alice in Port where funeral rites were held Saturday His Shields oil op- Father of Abilene Man Death Victim WICHITA Jan. W. 75, father of W. W. of died here shortly after 8 o'clock tonight of an extended illness resulting from a heart Funeral services will be held at the family home here at 4 p. m. with Dr. H. T. tor of the First Christian Burial will be In a local The widow is the only other 1m- it rose to a maximum of 38. Continued cold and fair weather was forecast for that section At Wichita Falls a cold wind sent I the temperature down to a imum of 28. After warming up to 38, it grew colder again after Lubbock reported a minimum of 31 and a maximum of 48. The temperature at Dallas was around 40, with a forecast of from 21 to 27 degrees for early The skies were partly Jan. A frigid wave followed a blizzard's cold trail into the midwest One death was Heavy ranging to more than a foot in fell in the Nebraska and Readings under the zero mark i of the as one of the methods of ing war industry knew its plants would be taken over upon the outbreak of war and operated for the good of the Wilcox would find the heat being turned on congress to prevent war being Too people stand to profit from war the way things are The Florida man said he favored paying all agricultural and trial workers the same wages as Social Security Bar Study Thirty-one members of the lor County Bar association were present Saturday for the January Basque Government Says Its Ships to Fire Upon Any Vessel Attacking Merchantmen By Tile Treat Threats and counter-threats the wake of German retaliation for seizure of a German freighter by Spanish socialists Saturday night dimmed European efforts to keep the Spanish civil war confined to Germany announced the pocket battleship Graf spee had seized the Spanish freighter Aragon and ed It into an unnamed Spanish in- surgent port and the cruiser with had driven the Spanish freighter Sotou around on the Basque To Be Continued These retaliation for the recent seizure the German freighter Palos by the Spanish regime at would be a Carman official until satisfaction nad been given Germany over the Palos The autonomous Basque ment Bay of Biscay area to fire on any vessel of any nation attacking Spanish The Valencia Socialist declared it was prepared to in fitting to the shelling of the Soton and termed the attack an of The Palos itself was freed but the Basques detained jo which they said contra- and a passenger they said was a German Demand A German spokesman said want the just as It Vas intact and all German followed by the of a 1 vessel by i The French merchant der and foreign office reports was shelled off the of Spain but escaped without Diplomatic sources In Paris said See EUROPE Page 10, Col. 2 Little Miss McRee Trent's Baby Jan. New Year baby Is Caroline daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hale She was bom at 3 o'clock he morning of January 1. The laby is a granddaughter of Mrs. 1. B. a pioneer resident of and Mrs. Ebb McGowan of PLANES READY FOR SHIPMENT Crated Ships Destined for Spanish Loyalist Use Rr Tlir NEW Jan. least rated second-hand American luncheon meeting at the Hilton plants are at North Beach mediate survivor Mr. Robertson were reported throughout North came here in 1904 from Dakota ln retiring in 1919 from co-ownership of an ice W. W. went to Wichita Palls Thursday and at the bedside of his father when he The younger man is chief engineer of radio stations and Big He had Wn with his father at frequent intervals for several Gulf Maritime Strike Is Settled PORT Jan. J. publicity chairman of the Port strike announced tonight gulf seamen had ended their strike against the phase of the 85-day-old waterfront Gamier said strike committees at New Lake Charles and Mobile concurred In resolutions to return to work if prevailing raised wages were He asserted men would be hired only through rank and file Spokesmen emphasized the strike against cargo vessels had not ended nnd that It would bo by seamen returning to work on RETURNS TO ARKANSAS Arthur E. of Little will leave Sunday for that city after spending a week of with his Mr. and went to Port Worth to attend tho Mrs. R. of during Blizzards reminiscent of last January's paralyzing storms swept over a wide expanse of prairie land from Kansas to Near the body of Dr. L. H. 60, was found three miles from his automobile he abandoned in the Tire Dealer Goes To New Location E. dealer here In General has announced re- moval of his Business from 1441 South First street to the Guitar building at South First and J. R. Black was master of security legislation was Ellis Douthit discussing the national act and Bryan state representative from Taylor explaining the state Present were Judge W. R. J. M. R. M. James P. E. T. Roy W. W. Judge John L. D. M. Ellis K. John Dallas Davis Frank Tom K. Wiley Laurel Joe A. K. R. W. Harry Tom E. M. R. Ellit Sid H. Taylor county Walter Jr. ot Anson nnd Hudson BUILDING PERMITS IN 21 TEXAS CITIES DOUBLE TOTAL Uy Thr Jan. building iu 1936 HS measured by permits sued In 21 of the state's largest came within n few dollars of doubling 1935 Permits for 1936 totaled 385 compared to construction of by the cities in 1935. Houston showed the lar permits Issued bounding from to as and Port Worth both felt the stimulation of huge centennial ihe Christmas and more I their than doubled Lubbock reported the greates airport ready for Immediate shipment to and more are They were described at the port of the order of 60 planes bought by Robert Cuse of Jersey N. which government leaders hoped to prevent leaving the United Speedy action is planned after con- gress convenes next week to bar the shipment to the Spanish government at the Another group of four planes at Floyd Bennett Long airport attaches there will be flown to Mexico where a Spanish liner already has loaded of similar planes belonged to the American Air which has sold 13 machines of the same make to the Compagnia cte Transporter Aeros Del a Mexican air under a stipulation that they were intended for com- use .in or all of that order already has been flown to Several planes have been dis- mantled and loaded aboard tho Spanish freighter at Vera jumping In 1935 to 1936, nn increase of more than 500 per cent. A its tin and reported building permits under 1935 In addition to the total for building In the city Corpus officials estimated suburban building totaled permits established a now all time high re- Issued permits for the See 10, Col. s December Rainfall Far Below Normal In totalled only Inch during against a ot 1.34, monthly meteorological summary ot the cal weather bureau Of inch fell In a 24-hour period December and 3. Lessor have fallen in 2t bers of the last 53, the report Mean average temperatures for the ww 50 four degrees above Die normal of 46.
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