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San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - March 27, 1936, San Antonio, Texas Alice Roosevelt on One of the most brilliant women of the capital now a feature in San Antonio VOL. 87 Abner strip in San An- tonio Express promises to be one of the most Also a Jay Express comic it may become part of the community's National Music Week is as it is to be an sical event of the South Texas school children's originally set for April 17, will be held on May 5 at Eagle More than 10 thousand child voices will join in singing typical Texas Emphasizing the patriotic aspect of the the Texas child in the great company will carry a Lone Star The colorful massed effect will be Though the event is planned pupils in the State De- of Education's 18th dis- 17 counties tered in will be open to children in parochial and private schools all over South E. charge of Centennial activities for the San Antonio is receiving songfest entries at the Board of Education so considerably more than children may join the Like the events to be held about the same time in other principal the San Antonio songfest will be a semi-final competition for in the National Folk Festival at Dallas South Texas pupils will be chosen here for the child be heard on the festival Most of 1% lion school children are practicing for that event and many a group SAN FRIDAY MARCH 27, 1936-TWENTY PAGES Dimes of A ged Pay Fat Salaries To Crowd of Workers Get Their Share Witness in Inquiry Testifies WEST GULLIBLE Best Pickings for Organizers In California and Nearby States has been rehearsing for weeks the children's repertory might be the Texas Centennial publicity committee en- gaged John A. Lomax to compile a booklet of Texas which has been distributed to all Besides the familiar the collection embraces cowboy Negro old hymns and other folk As Mr. Lomax writes in his of these songs sprang out of the soil of the Southwest like No one knows the author of the music or the Texas certainly has the right to claim them as her Not the least benefit to be derived from the Centennial observance will be a better appreciation of own music and other native particularly by the young San Antonio's entire Music Week program will be de- Associated March 26. A charge than one state manager o the Townsend old age pension received 1o monthly in commissions was today before a special House in- Near the end ot a long interrogation of Robert K. recently resigned the committee's James said Edward James Margett had been receiving sions in Clements said he was unable to confirm the figures without ence to his But he reminded that tile state managers had to split with congressional district and pay office and The 41-year-old who earlier bad paid tribute to Dr. F E. and absolved com- investigators of charges of using said the state managers receive 40 pei cent of all clues collected from new members of Townsend These linked bj Old Age Revolving Ltd. the national have sprung up throughout nation in support of Dr. plan to pay Federal pensions of a month to all persons over 60. Clements said the state also receive 20 cent of al or sums which the clubs turn in to national He conceded that national quarters had no knowledge of ex- penses of the state but agreed to furnish a complete list of the their salaries and was spent in of Most the day tedious questioning personal queries as paying income ana details of his real estate business In Sullivan stressed in including such he first started questioning early Admitted lack of formal education along economic lines before lie joined with the California physician in the effort to persuade Congress to cept Townsend's plan to the gOUTH NEED of its own distinctive casting service so that it would rot have to depend upon the late and rather uncertain daily tions devised in New Orleans was evident long before San Antonio became an aviation center and be- fore the Winter Garden and the Lower Rio Grande Valley oped extensive and citrus fruit Those prises with many million dollars and with and air lives at stake and the national defense involved render that need more imperative than ever Ranchmen in the Hill no less than Lower Rio Grande Valley should have dependable forecasts of the approaching norther or probable Perhaps lambs should be sheltered from chill winds or be lighted to protect a valuable grapefruit local tourist cies must answer inquiries all the which demand minute knowledge of weather con- ditions throughout the For the of curate information as to flying weather is Those and related services could be vided best by placing a district office of the Weather Bureau in San For obvious forecasts made up some 500 miles away in entirely different conditions can be only apr proximately To be the meteorologist all the data humidity and so on scientific records not tell him He needs to be on the what was al officers did not know going on in various re- voted to own musical Its general j Clements denied Sullivan's Six has attracted j national The general pose of the program will be to call to attention what rious elements Indian and Negro have to gional and area Bond Chief He the i by national officers of backgrounds of state and regional managers in many had been except such as was necessary when they posted the required bond for their Clements was unable to say how many Townsend clubs in ex- istence when national headquarters were moved from Los Angeles to Washington last did that there are 1.1CO clubs in the of the The membership of these he ranged from 100 up to 000 in the Los Angeles It was developed the tion has divided the country into four regions headed by regional managers and that each State has one or more area Clements testified money col- from individual clubs Is de- posited in a State area account on which only the regional manager may The regional he deposits these receipts in a regional fund on which only National headquarters may Fancy In the witness has six area managers who receive 10 cents on each new 10 cents on each renewal and 40 per cent oJ the club nr payments fixed by Regional Continued Page 3, Column 6. Weatherman Sez PARENTS DON'T HAFT A WORRY ABOUT WHEN San Antonio and Bartly cloudy and cooler moderate northwest to north East ly cooler in southwest portion Saturday partly erate northwest to north winds on the West cooler in southeast warmer In the Panhandle Saturday SAN Hourly Temperature March 25-26, 8 p. 9 p. 10 p. 11 p. 12 1 a. 2 a. 3 a. 4 a. 5 6 a. 7 a. 8 a. 63 9 a. 67 10 a. 69 11 a. 72 12 73 1 p. 74 2 p. 76 3 p. 78 4 p. 79 5 p. 80 6 p. 7 p. 76 SURGEON Dr. Thomas Parran 43 year-old New York State Health whos nomination for the post Surgeon General of the Uni ted States Public Health Service was sent to the Sen ate by President Revenue Program Denounced As Associated March program intended to luce nearly for eral expenses ran Into immediate Republican protest today as it was by the House Ways and Means Committee as a. basis for public Branding the proposal as Representative Treadway anking minority member of the said the suggested taxes vould indirectly the poor in he worst fashion of any suggested tin that eVer has been before the Another Representative Reed of New asserted program is a indicative attack on business in Without changing a the agreed to hold its starting on a report a subcommittee recommending a new form of corporation axes based on proportions of in- ome withheld from distribution nd a levy on or refunded AAA processing Chairman Doughton emphasized that he committee approved the solely for purposes of ngs and that its suggestions were till subject to alteration in the ull The report ignored President Roosevelt's suggestion for new processing taxes on a broader The new corporation tax is mated to yield y of additional government nue and the recapture tax a Continued en Page 3, Column 5. STATIC TUMBLES PLANE WITH FIVE Men and Woman Killed In British light Test Associated men and a woman vere killed when an airliner crashed The accident wasi believed due o static which were by other pilots flying in his The machine was said to have let out by a commercial com- iany for use by the All those killed were The airliner was one of several under contract to the air ministry nd army fly about t giving searchlight nents in All of the plane's occupants were ead when police No lesses to the crash were A machine returning to airport at London reported eing struck by its radio GERMAN ATTITUDE EDEN TELLS Briton Lectures France as as Hitler in ing Amity Plea Berlin Even Refuses Pledge Not to Fortify Minister Reveals Associated March foreign secretary of Great called upon Germany anew to something to allay the of today in a ringing of Great Britain's obligations under the Locarno treaty in the House of This means that Great Britain continues ready to fight for France and Belgium it they are attacked by But in the strongest speech he has made since becoming foreign Eden is fantastic to suggest that we be tied to the chariot wheels of this or that foreign He said any new German which he declared were will be given a full ana fair hearing by he must have an open mind as he dis- has refused to guarantee not to the Lectures Both The speech surprised political quarters by its strong talk to France as well as to do not intend to approach the problems of the immediate future with the idea of being bound by di- vergent either to France or he policy is the covenant and our membership in the League of We know our obligations and we are prepared to fulfill but what is uppermost In my mind and what I believe is uppermost in the minds the mass of people in this is that we must persist in our search for peace on an enduring Eden painted a particularly jrave picture of the do not view the future wirh i light The recent Locarno ho told a packed when was in the He said he felt that these proposals allayed the prospects of steps being taken which might lave led to the House will weigh the danger of war against this he am con- their judgment will be the same as that of the which was that it was Eden said if success is to crown he coming Germany must be ready to make a has been forthcoming the chancellor's offer not to the number of troops that originally entered the said BLONDE TO TELL OF FATAL TRYST AT DEM TRIAL Defense Counsel Indicates He Will Introduce eral Letters STATE RESTS CASE Police Testimony Offered in Effort to Weaken Self- Defense Continued Page 3, Column 4. FRUIT Severe Cold Causes Heavy Freeze Again Forecast Associated NEW March self-defense pica disputed by a battery of police Vera Stretz tonight prepared to take the witness stand and tell a eral sessions jury tomorrow why she ended her ill-starred romance with four well-placed On her own story of what before she killed Dr. Fritz Gobhardt in his skyscraper ment last November rests her chief defense counsel of escaping the electric An added sensation was promised when Defense Counsel Samuel bowitz indicated he would duce several of the letters ex- changed by the 31-year-old ash blonde stenographer and her ried former head ot a German Import-export Judge Cornelius Collins directed Assistant District Attorney Miles O'Brien to turn the letters over to Lelbowitz and adjourned court for the afternoon so the defense lawyer could study them and have them translated from German to To Be On 2 Days Miss who sobbed sively and moaned want to go at sight of the bloodstained gown taken from will be on the stand about two her attorney The State closed Its case against her with a burst of police testimony against her lawyer's contention that she shot to protect herself from a and was no- tives quoted her an when she was arrested shortly after the Leibowitz tore into the detectives on cross examination and declared they were not telling the truth when they said there was no record of the statements she made after is my he roared they have added on assault business to forestall defense of When Judge Collins suggested he could obtain tha grand minutes Leibowitz demanded a but was promptly over- Motive Advanced Prosecutor O'Brien made no fort to advance a possible motive fo the He confined his dence to the fact that clad in a was found sprawled in his 21st floor early on the morning of Nov. 12 and that Miss was arrested shortly afterward on the third floor of the In her police were a revolver with four discharged chambers and a stained night She had a room on the 19th On the stand at the time of the mistrial motion was Detective John who testified that Detective John B. Kaiser had asked Miss Stretz if Gebhardt assaulted she he did Hawthorne PRICE 6 1865 Hoffman Finds Attic Evidence Plane Hits Popocatepetl Plunging 14 to Death Ten German 6 of Them and 4 of Crew Die at Print March 26. Fourteen including a man prince and a German died today when the huge airplane In winch they were crashed on thp rocky between two Ten of the victims were Euro- pean among them Adolf Prince and Elisabeth The four others were an aviation cial and three crew member Hurtling down on the bridge between the volcanoes of Popocatepetl and the Plane scattered its wreckage over the mountainous caught fire and The bodies of the passengers and crew were seared beyond The plane was by the Compania Mexicana de Officials said It was the crash in the history of aviation in In Mexico One The Hamburg American which brought the to this said eight of rhe dead passengers of the plane were one was a Hungarian and one an They reached Vera Cruz March 20 aboard the The list of the passenger as announced by the American Line Adolf Prince Elisabeth Princess Baron Frau Dora Victoria Margarethe abeth Fraulein Liesbet all Dr. Kleiner von a Franz an Fraulein Fraulein Marie The others an killed were Instructor ii Associated SAX Blighting frosts left a wide swath I damage today in California's bearing reversed the peach market trend and aused growers to load up their mudge pots for another expected vernight attack by 1he Despite the red-hot glow of housands of smudge pots and of many growers extensive damage to all fruit crops as the result t. freezing temperatures for two The State Department of said it was too early to nate loss in but reports the two-day freeze had eft a wide path of damage from valleys nearly to the Mexican Temperatures to as low as 24 Major cling peach packers rew all offerings of a large hoi ver from the 1935 which hey had been pushing at reduced trices in anticipation of a heavy 936 Other crops reported extensively Included walnuts and truck farm The Southern California citrus rop appeared to have escaped ensi but growers said here would be some The cold sweeping down rom the North spread into where peaches and ears heavily arid into New co and peaches nd pears In southern New Mexico nd the El of Texas reported nearly wiped Weather bureau observers said might check the eeze in Northern California but predicted more frosts PIGEON OFFERED TROLLEY SERVICE Car Company Will Carry It If Flying Weather Bad March Blue a trained pigeon today won the confidence and support of the Street Car Company nt whose expense he has been The pigeon rides downtown every morning with his Urban 13, on a weekly street car Urban then to Blue Boy and the pass the pigeon flies Papa Kubat then goes to carrying Blue Boy in the same Again the pigeon files home with the which Mama Kubat then William L. general decided today Boy's activities were with the street car company low poor storm conditions or other factors which make for poor flying tions ever all the Kubat family has to do It to put Blue Boy on the street car with his of and the motorman is hereby Instructed to see that he gets off safely the proper PSYCHIATRIST SAYS CONGRESS NEEDS HIM March 26. Declaring by their actions have proved conclusively they need a psychiatrist in their Dr. L. Cody Marsh of announced his candidacy day for the nomination for Pan- American Airways who hcd been loaned to the Compania and the three radio Daniel registered a Costa and J. ciado the The party left Mexico City this morning for Guatemala In a ship chartered from the Compania cana de a. subsidiary of Pan-American Twenty minutes observers in the little town of at the foot of watched the giant air liner falter as the pilots sought altitude to fly over Million Dollars Hung Out to Dry In Flooded Bank Associated March 26. One million dollars worth of negotiable hung on a line to dry In the of the Chicopee Falls Savings presented an sight The securities were removed from the flooded vaults of the Third National Bank and Trust Company in where the Chicopee Falls Bank has kept some of its OHIO RIVER FLOOD River Surges Banks in But Causes Little Damage Associated W. March 26. Flood dangers subsided tonight along the vast Ohio Valley after a new upsurge in the rivers that in undated but scarcely ob the gigantic reconstruc tlon now in full swing i many northern cities and town ravaged by the disaster tha wrought death and destruction las Carrying off the overflow melting heavy snow's in Pennsy the Ohio surged over it Adrian banks again Wheeling and neigh boring flooding homes and buildings just recover ing from previous Th damage was estimated in ble The river was receding furthe At 350 miles be low river men viewed th recession a sign the river carry away the crest without trou THEATRIC VISIT Continued on Page 5, Column 2 PLANE BELIEVED Searchers in Air and on Foot Seek Ship in Arizona Mountains March search for four Phoenix business men missing since they took off from the Douglas shortly before midnight Wednesday shifted to the snow-capped Santa Mountains late With a dozen planes covering the mountainous region and searchers on foot canyons and E. V. Department of appealed to J. S. supervising aero- nautical Los sent from have additional ships March Calif. The search swung Into the northeast of after Don former reported he heard a. plane flying east in that region about Moyle lives on a at the foot of the mountain The which took off from Douglas for Phoenix at p. should have been in area about the time Moyle said he heard the Piloted by Paul the ship carried as passengers Harold A. 31, attorney and national executive of the U. S. Junior of John 35, of the Phoenix Junior Chamber of and Paul drug store Searchers expressed the opinion he missing plane encountered fog and enow as it neared Tucson and crashed one of the many ocky crags jutting out of the Snow was falling over the Tops of Santa Catalina rising to an elevation of were cloaked by Lee Phoenix pilot who the reported this he encountered now storms while flying over the A on Page 3, Column 3. Below hundreds o families had evacuated their homes In 50 miles above where the Ohio is form ed by the Monongahela and the Al the river fell Closed In where severa drowned in last week's flood tha caused damage estimated at in the refugees were prevented from moving back into their homes at some Authorities here took drastic tion to prevent any possible out- break of Just lunch the health ment ordered all restaurants In the flood area to close until next day as an emergency measure to permit authorities to examine al food supplies that might have been Groceries also were Industry took big strides toward Steel mills In Pittsburgh area were belching smoke again and mercantile and almost every line of business spurred the recovery drive Thousands or workers were back on the Some department stores were ready for business on a tial Refugees The Red Cross was shouldering the bulk of the task of feeding and clothing the hapless The death total in Western vania remained at but tional uncounted victims of monia and shock were reported in scattered Red officials estimated they would have to care for Continued un Page Column 1. KEEPING VETS ON KEYS RAPPED Officials Should Know Site Eagle Charges March charge that men should have known those sand spits not safe was made today by Representative Sagle as a House Committee began investigating the deaths of 25P veterans in relief camps on tha Florida a member of the ans committee which Is making said the victims were n the camps by government ation when they were killed by a would be monstrous if this government did not do something these men's he These and other comments by committee members indicated to observers considerable for a by Chairman dn to provide compensation tor their Prosecutor Declares nor Convinced When Shown Tampering Associated N. March Governor Harold G. Hoffman said tonight a Federal wood accompanied him on today's In- of the attic of Bruno Richard Hauptmann's former home in the Bronx did not believe rail 16 of the Lindbergh kidnap ladder came from the attic Earlier a high prosecution cial said an examination at one ot the joists of the Bronx attic had convinced Hoffman rail 16 of the kidnap ladder was not The examination was irade at Columbia University the ernor in persons mann's former home and ed the The official said that Arthur J. Federal wood whose testimony at the ton trial was in part responsible for the death verdict against was present when the test was convicted of the of the Lindbergh is under sentence to die in electric chair next Tuesday Split The prosecution official that rail upright of the ladder which the state a. part of laid en the and ft Loney Amateur Expert Associated March Arch W. reported to have recommended a 30-day reprieve for Bruno Richard is in charge of material tion in the Public Works engineering PWA sources said Loney had experience with although he was not employed by PWA as a wood He was described as a former lumber nail of the type used In Ire floor was inserted into one of ihe It stuck half the officials Whereupon the governor 5-ugsest- ed that four or five of the joists off and taken to bia University for a test. At the university Joists vere split open and It was found that at one time the liule had all the way through the thickness but apparently had happened to the wood o change the diameter of the When the governor saw I the official he am satisfied that Bornmann and Koehler were Another But the governor issued a mation of a report he paid was made to him by Arch of he Department of the in which Loney said he examination the flooring with calipers showed a variation ladder rail 16 and the used for the attic At the end of his long statement he governor said his examination f the disputed board be on An authoritative source disclosed oney telephoned Attorney General Continued on Page 3, Column 1. 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