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San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - March 26, 1936, San Antonio, Texas Alice Roosevelt One of the most brilliant women of the capital now a feature in San Antonio I new comic i Aoner jn gan An tonio Express promises to one of the most Also iay Express comic VOL. 86 SAN THURSDAY 26, PAGES PRICE 6 1866 CAN ANTONIO will be largely and actively will participate in the all-day at Goliad by which that community and Texas generally will pay respect to the memory of Col. James Walker Fannin and the 400 men who died with him 100 years The ceremonies will be as were those in and before the Alamo on March 6, which honored Travis and his and San Antonio are linked together in The communities have a. joint heritage of heroic and in human To be that heritage belongs to all to Americans in to all ples who honor heroism and tion to sacred the charge to keep is peculiarly San Antonio's and because they possess the ground in which those deeds were wrought a tury Those events gave the Texans at the San their itself member the Remember pERCEIVING the significance of the link between the com- on this Centennial San Antonio civic and religious societies are sending delegations to take part in the Goliad it is expected that many spirited San Antonians will visit Goliad on their own tainly all who can do so should at- tend the thereby knowledging a debt which never can be a brave civic Outstanding on the day program will be the pontifical high mass celebrated by Arch- i bishop at the restored Mission la Bahia de Espiritu Friday FATHER FOLK of who is serving on the Centennial Historical later will unveil memorial ed to the early and to the Goliad ernor State Superintendent L. W. Kemp of Houston and others will speak the homage due the memory of Fannin and his School children from many communities will sing mass Historical which the San Antonio groups also will will depict the moving events of 100 years In re- Goliad will take part in San Antonio's splendid Parade and Battle of Flowers next the two weeks ning next Bexar County American Red will sponsor a first aid normal to equip men and women as lay instructors in that vital Classes will be held in the Express Publishing Com- pany Building auditorium from 9 o'clock a. m. until noon ex- Saturday and Dr. R. H. National field will give the Prospective students are enrolling this week at Red Cross Thousands Flee Flood Renewal On Uppe r Oh io Pittsburgh to Parkersburg Scene of Repeated Water Danger QUIET BELOW River Stationary From mouth to Cincinnati Above Flood Level headquarters in Bexar County OED CROSS has been doing such educational work among in- utilities and roads for more than 25 years During that period the tional death-rate has been reduced by more than The National Safety Council's latest issue of estimates that the improvement represents 000 lives and 3% billion dollars saved to their families and the public Considerable credit for thai achievement belongs to the Rec not alone for its first-aid have kept many a hurt from bringing serious also for instruction and drill in safety which have saved many from the industrial accident rate has dropped the hazards of both home and highway have increased For last year the National Council reports accidentally killed at home and killed in street and high way Eed Cross have become convinced that first aid and related educational work can be made as effective in the home and on the road as it has proved in the Therefore the two new fields of service hav been organized and are being worked as rapidly as the available personnel and material resource will Associated March sands of residents of the Upper Ohio Valley fled their homes again tonight before tributary headwaters that sent the Ohio River surging from its into already The river pushed several feet above flood level from Pittsburgh to W. 170 miles Relief workers and Works ress Administration employes de- layed the task ot rehabilitation from last week's dis- Meteorologist C. Devereaux predicted the water would flatten out before ti reached Point W. and where the river remained about 10 feet above the 40-foot flood From there to the river was stationary at around eight feet above flood ereaux predicted the here would fluctuate between 59 and 60 feet for four or five days before moving onward into lowland ory well-prepared for advancing Despite prediction hat its 60-foot sea wall would ontinue to keep it safe and anxiously watched the stationary The water there had dropped of a foot from a high stage of 53.4. Some feared lew water pouring into the Ohio rom the Big Ka- lawha and Muskingum rivers cause the Ohio to mount above the that topped he wall by two A stage of 32 feet was reached ate today at Bast Ob- ervers expected it to reach a 40- oot crest by Flood stage s 33 Prepare to Evacuate A 32-foot rising at a rate of a foot an hour vas reported at dents prepared for a 37-foot crest possibly by noon At water started to creep into lowland where prepared to evacuate lomes to which they recently re- Business men said the new rise may again send the river nto the business Lockmaster J. R. Hill of Martins predicted a crest there of 10 to 42 feet and expressed fear he water again would sweep over Wheeling and Wheeling where nearly a score died last and inundate West Wheeling and W. C. Cincinnati predicted the river at where crest s 50 might rise to 63 slightly higher than the former flood that Gallipolis expected an 18-inch rise which takes ita floods as an annual still had ers in its Its business houses were boarded up and cleared of stocks before the first Devereaux said the river would continue to fall below Point ant but that the high level of the Big Sandy at would lold It up in the Stage for Several He predicted the stage at nati would range from 5'J to 60 feet or slightly above for four or five then drop slowly ring further heavy The which ties into the Ohio below receded from a crest of GO inches after overflowing its banks at Youngstown and and Ohio rivers not tributary to the Ohio also burst their banks from Monday's heavy The Associated N. March dents of Rensselaer Polytechnic In- today organized a if Future Princeton already has its ans of Future Buell Webster of told going to get in on the instead of being made into He said a member would be en- to free medical showing he has flat partial deafness or other disability exempting him rom military The organization said it would for payment in. advance of profits from et for war supplies for future Continued on Page 3, Column 2. Weatherman Sez IT WELL TO BE CAREFUL OF FOUKS WHO LOST THEIR SENSE San Antonio anc Cloudy local somewhat moderate to fresh south to northwest East Texas local cooler in and north portions Friday partly cooler in east and south Moderate to fresh south to northwest winds on the West Partly colder Friday Hourly Temperature SAN 24-25, 1936: 8p.ro..........75 12 2a.m..........64 3a.m...........63 4a.m..........62 6a.m..........60 7a.m..........61 9a.m........-65 12 1p.m..........73 2p.m..........75 3p.m..........71 4p.m..........7! 6p.m.. 7 Future Prof in War Organize Among Students Think They Could Use Some Gravy Now Continued on Page 3, Column 7. CALIFORNIA FRUIT Orchardists Get Out Smudge Gales Lash Coast Associated SAN March A mass ot frigid blossoming fruit crops and vegetable gardens on the alert by widespread freezing temperatures ast gathered smudge vorn out automobile old crank case oil brush piles to among their trees in keep the temperature above the killing Temperatures as low as 26-were reported generally through the great fruit valleys in the northern part of the last and the forecasts were for even slightly colder weather In the north of Sacramento the damage to that crop was estimated as high as 75 per cent in some cherries and walnuts also were A Marysville grower purchased old tires to burn in his peach orchard Gales Lash The unseasonal sweeping down from the was preceded by a storm which left snow on coast range mountains as as the Mexican Gales lashed the Southern fornia at times reaching a velocity of 50 miles an hour at Redondo Beach where a fishing boat was driven Los Angeles had its coldest day of the with the mercury ing to 42 Below freezing temperatures were reported as far south as in the Los Angeles where a low of 31 degrees was Blizzard Closes N. March roads north and of in- the Transcontinental way No. 66 were closed today by a blizzard that swept over most of Continued on Page 3, Column 6. VEILS BIG Wallace Gives Farmers Denied Business And Industry DATA DEMANDED Paid One ciary for Not Raising Hogs Vandenberg Says By DAVID 1936, San Antonio March Chester head of the tural Adjustment Administration and one of the key men in the New may find himself sona non grata with certain other officials of the Roosevelt regime and various members of Congress who believe in pitiless as well as pitiful Davis that there is such thing as confidential treatment of the private affairs of a citizen even if it does involve the ment by the government to the citizen of certain benefit checks or Over in the securities and ex- change they have adopted just the opposite They feel that everything a cor- pays out in the way of salaries should be made In the House ways and means com- also they hold that all salaries in excess of a year should be held up to public A movement in the House of Representatives led by Taber of New and now a resolution in the Senate introduced by Arthur Vandenberg of would require the publication ot the names and addresses of all persons who receive in excess of year from the government for AAA for Hogs The Michigan Senator says he knows of one contract the beneficiary was paid in two years for not ing He speaks of another example of a cotton con- tract in which was paid out for not planting But Sn letter to man Jones of the House agriculture says all this Is He Adjustment Administration has attempted to protect the in- of individual contract ers by withholding public an- on individual contract These contracts were an agreement between the Secretary of Agriculture and the individual contract It has been held that the individual producer was entitled to confidential treatment of the contract is apparent that unethical use might be made of this contract in- formation if it were made public and fell into the hands of those who might to exploit the contract signers commercially or SEC But precisely these arguments were without avail to the SEC. Many large businesses offered to tell what salaries were paid to groups of executives or to reveal how salaries of a given amount were so long as it would be possible to hold the names of the The contention was that rival could then make higher offers for valuable men and that internal jealousies would be ated which would cause damage to the The SEC was adamant against such though in two instances the Federal courts have issued re- straining orders against tion of certain data relative to the finances of companies whose are listed in the public ex- As for the action of the House Ways and Means committee in Continued on Page 3, Column 3. Jeremiah Conies Back After Loss Of First Mural Satirizing New Deal With Exhibit of 10 in Gotham Gallery Wallace Willing To Bare Payments By Too Busy Writing Checks To Tell Now Associated March Wallace said today that if Congress the names of AAA contract signers paid them could be included in a coming survey of the old farm re- lief He told reporters the survey will be made as soon as liquidation of the crop control programs is com- Wallace that he would to AAA ery now sending to farmers the balance of due on 1936 To comply with provisions of a resolution Introduced by Senator Vandenberg re- questing names of farmers who re- a year or more In Wallace would mean halting the flow of past due Special House Committee to Open Public Hearings Today Associated March Forecasts of additional resignations in the Townsend old age pension organization were heard tonight as a special House committee pre- pared to open public hearings morrow in Its Investigation of the Robert E. subpoenaed as the first witness In the resigned yesterday as secretary of Old Age Revolving Ltd. The of the plan to vide persons over 60 with a month pensions said he differed with Dr. F. E. Townsend over and objected to Although Chairman Bell Missouri of the committee was one ot those who predicted further national headquarters spokesmen insisted none had whose resignation Is effective April 1, said he was anxious than they are to have an have nothing to he have been responsible for financing the Townsend I have collected around and I have accounted for every postage Clements said the organization up to Jan. 1 had spent about 000 and had about now on built the biggest ization in the country and it could not be duplicated at 10 times the he It was reported in some quarters that resignation has been sought by Dr. Townsend for A member of the in- committee said ly that dissension had been ed to the committee several Bell said his was thoroughly prepared to inquire into all of the Townsend organization and that he expected Clements would be on the witness stand several A number of subpoenas for other leaders of the plan have been sued but Bell declined to disclose their It was generally ex- that Dr. Townsend would follow Clements as a Committee investigators have been at work several weeks in ious parts of the country and Bell was hopeful the committee's work could be completed The House voted for the Continued on Page 3, Column 4. Associated NEW March 25. Ten murals caustically the New Deal were placed on display here today by Defenders pf which described organization of Itself as Th orga f e each tour and a half by eight feet in are by the anonymous artist and are described as his answer to the pf his first satire of the present administration while it was on ter Institute of Fine Arts at N. in 1034. The exhibiting committee Is headed by Laurance S. Brigham of New and includes Mrs. Grace L. Brosseau of New past president of the Daughters of the American Fred G. storage battery manufacturer who was imprisoned for violation of and Mrs. George of New president of the England Miss Elsie the and Louis M. tional director of the Defenders of Generally titled More Abundant the murals are individually titled with quotations from speeches of the President and include caricatures of President and several members of his One labelled Way We Do Things Is The Measure of Our depicts a tive woman labelled ting the hair of the farmer who has gone to sleep op the soft bed ot Behind a tain the President and Postmaster General Farley are represented with fetters ready to bind the farmer when his independence is a figure made up Another represents dressed in coat of pieces labelled playing on the pipe of folly and leading a cession of brain trusters in demic who in turn are dragging the down the road of to the mouth of the monster It is labelled Our The other paintings are similar In theme and manner at STUDENT FINDS OUT WHY BRIDGES ENGINEERS WRONG Associated N. March Prof. Thomas R. head of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Civil Engineering De- said tonight an R. P. I. student has apparently de- termined why heavily riveted bridges and structures times even when bearing stresses well within their posed margin of Lawson said experiments con- ducted by Stephen Badgett of president of R. P. I's chapter in the American city of Civil showed first rivet of a series in an ordinary steel joint takes half the load on that while nearly all the other is distributed among the next three or Tour remainder of the rivets carry or none of the load and the stress is not equally distributed among them as we have supposed in The latter sumption is current in the en- field where steel work is said that experiments showed that the extra rivets beyond the first four or five as left out of the joint for all the value they are in adding LOVER WITNESSES SAY Counsel for Vera Stretz Launches on fense the the of the 10 TAKE STAND Defendant Directs Them to Scene of Shooting Two Men Testify Associated NEW March State witnesses today quoted Vera attractive as saying shortly after the body of her married admirer was found in his tower apartment here last At the same time defense sel launched on a self defense plea in the hope of saving the 31-year- old from the electric obtained testimony that sh sent help to Dr. Fritz Gebhardt's room after shooting Dr. 43, president of a German importing died most immediately from four let and Miss Stretz was arrested shortly afterward on other floor of the Production of the revolver which she used to end an Illicit love fair sent Miss Stretz into fresh paroxysms of There were other exhibits that caused her to shudder and turn her rose-colored night gown found with the revolver In her bag after the the two police photographs of the empty shells and miscellaneous other contents her Tco Witnesses Ten witnesses testified for on the fourth day of her The substance of their testimony was that shots were heard in Dr. Gebhardt's 21st floor apartment about on the ing of Nov. 12, 1935, that Miss Stretz rang the elevator bell at the 19th floor and told attendants to go to his and that she next was found in the corridor of the third where she shot but refused to tell why The State has at pre- liminary that she was jealous of a while the defense contends she fired to protect herself from unnatural Leslie assistant manager of the apartment and Albert a told of finding her on the 19th Tait said they had not yet traced the shots or found the you find How was he's Whom do you she to Room 2114." in his added that she a man there who may need some Directs Men to other Defense sel Samuel S. Lelbowitz asked was this defendant who ed you to that room wasn't Tait said After finding the he went they called the Patrolman John Holden then of encountering Miss Stretz on the third is he quoted her as all Holden said he did you do to shot he quoted her he did you do I asked She will not say any more until I see my He took her bag and arrested Bernard D. building said he was present when Miss told Patrolman Holden that she had Holden told of taking her to Room 2114, where the body Hoffman Makes Final Decision Against Respite Edward Revives Distribution of Money Associated March the second time in 200 years the reigning sovereign of Great Brit- ain will attend personally the Maundy service in Westminster Abbey on Maundy April 9. King Edward announced day he would distribute the gifts of to as many deserving old men and women as the king is years of The king will be 42 on June 23 and this number of recipients will receive the silver Maundy which subsequently is sold to This distribution of alms is a relic of the ancient tion of Christ's washing the feet of the It was con- ducted with varying degrees of faithfulness by clergy and monks until 16th James II was the last monarch personally to perform the After his the high almoner deputized for the until the abolition of the practice in 1750. Tells Court Shooting Charges Dismissed Associated SANTA March 16, hto Mrs. Dorothea Livermore of shooting him last Thanksgiving by terming the affair an The boy's testimony caused tice of the Peace Ernest Wagner to dismiss charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder against Mrs. Taking the witness stand at Mrs. pre- liminary young namesake and son of Jesse more well known Wall Street said he staged a mock death scene to chide his mother for requesting him to stop lay on the floor enacting the death scene and pushed the calibre rifle into my mother's he was reluctant to take it and as I tried to force it into her the gun went The who last week left a Santa Barbara replied with a strong to the question if he believed his mother intended to murder and declared was merely an Mrs. he had then and still has a for He Is now living with her in the Mansion where the shooting Dr. Neville Ussher testified to the seriousness of the chest wound that kept young Livermore hovering between life and death for and denied that he heard Mrs. Longcope have shot my Dr. Ussher said his of Mrs. Longcope early giving morning showing her to be under the influence of She would be incapable pf on Page 3, Column 3. Continued on Page 3, Column 2. Hard-Working Homing Pigeon Carries Trolley Pass and Saves Its Owners 20 Cents in Car Fares March The Portland Traction Power Com- pany today fixed a calculating eye on a hard-working homing pigeon which has been saving its owners about 20' cents a day in a new said H. C. a company when he learned the pigeon had been trained to carry a street car pass homeward outlying points so the members of the urban Kubat family can the pass eral times certainly hope the rest ot Portland doesn't start doing said afraid there isn't anything we can do about it Despite the accomplishment of the Kubat Ralph H. University of Washington revealed in Seattle that a study of homing pigeons showed their Instinct to fly ward was a Gundlach said it was a matter of get lost In unfamiliar areas just like a child would get When young Urban Kubat to work he takes the pigeon with Arriving at Urban at- taches the family street car pass to the bird's wings and releases Four minutes later the pigeon is back Urban's father collects the bird and the pass and repeats the Then Mrs. Kubat uses the same Street car company officials said the system was permissible because weekly passes were good for rides whenever Single fares are 10 cents said he had conducted numerous experiments with raised pigeons In a tory without windows and when they were released at various dis- tances from home later they were lost and just perched in trees until we recovered he also experimented with them in a In a so that they had to pick a outlet to reach their food and and yo If they Mad any directional Ther failed to do Hauptmann's Only Recourse Now Is Some ed Court Action OFF Governor Won't Go to His Bronx Home Nor Specify Questions N. March Governor Harold G. who saved Richard Bruno Hauptmann execution two months said tonight he will not do so again on his own only the Governor lies in judicial The Governor spoke a after in a desperate asked the Court of Pardons for the second time to commute his death tence to life The same eight men who will decide whether to hear the appeal ed Hauptmann's first request for clemency on Jan. 11. stand on my Jan. 17 the Governor that I would not grant a further reprieve a situation arises which the Attorney General would agree ranted asking the court for an- other Asked if failure of mercy plea and an appeal for 9. new trial would mean the Bronx carpenter would die next Tuesday night for the Lindbergh baby the Governor looks much that Rejects Condon's The Governor said he still de- sired to question Dr. John F. Lindbergh som but would not cept Dr. Condon's terms under which the proposed would be The Governor said he would meet Dr. Condon any place except his where suggested the meeting take In presence Attorney General Dr. Condon set his terms in a telegraphed reply to the suggestion they meet in New York in some place tually convenient to In the same telegram said he doubled the Governor's good taste and and questioned the reasons why the Governor wanted to Interrogate him at this late since he had been available at all times for prior to sailing for Panama early in He returned March 17. In his also ed the Governor submit to him a list of questions he wanted an- Won't Submit not ask for any the Governor neither do I propose to submit a list of replies to which might be dictated by I had only a sincere desire to obtain a complete solution to this I felt that Dr. Condon could I am asking the Attorney General to arrange a conference on this The Governor was asked if his decision not to grant Hauptmann another reprieve was He said he had faith the ney General would consent to a judicial stay of execution in the event of a of such a nature as would make it sary to continue a man's life to prove the or in event of some other He declined to disclose the con- tents of a paper he received from United States Attorney General Homer Cummings containing Information reported to have been obtained from Gaston B. now serving a term in the Federal penitentiary at for having extorted a large sum of money from Mrs. Evalyn WaNh Washington society who has been Interested in the Lindbergh The Governor said he had been requested to say nothing about it Hauptmann stoical as looked upon his pardons court plication and In tho gloom of. the death house told and his C. Lloyd he was confident would be all He maintained his attitude of Continued on Page 3, Column Next Sunday Civil Service vs. Spoils System
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