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   Nevada State Journal (Newspaper) - April 8, 1938, Reno, Nevada                                B V O BOX 233 BENO NEV Wolyfc A Smile Is Like A Boomerang; Toss One In Almost Any Direction And Watch It Bounce Back At You NEVADA, The One Sound State ourtt at GOOD MORNING The Weather Today Will Be Fair. Yesterday: High 58, Low 34 Ful! Details Page 3 VOL. NO. 150. ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 23, 1S73 RENO, NEVADA, FRIDAY, API MEMBER OF THE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATIONS 10 PAGES TODAY BLOODSHED IN STRIKE GOOD MORNING Desert in Bloom Bouquet for Bill Trash in Ditches Times Are Better? By JACK HUTLEDGE ONE OF THE MOST inter- esting drives one can take these days, we're told, is to Death Valley. The weather1 is ideal and wild flowers are blooming on the desert again. It's a long hop of about 300 miles, but well worth the trip. There has been plenty of mois- ture the past few weeks, and it has helped spring even pretties than usual. A PAT ON THE BACK for one of the Journal's Bailey, whose "In The Biggest Little City" paints a vivid day- by-day picture of Reno and varied activities. In Walter Winchell style, it is pithy and packed with punch. Sometimes writers rely too much upon the newspaper belief that names make news, and pack their columns with names, and more names. The result too often is pointless and flat. Bill fills his with names, too, but man- ages to say something interest- ing and new about each person mentioned. We think you'll like it. DUMPING OF TRASH in the Highland ditch brought protest.1; from certain citizens, a threat from the county to crack down on persons the a word of ex- planation from W. A. Totman, gas and water superintendent of the Sierra Pacific Power Com- pany. The dumping undoubtedly a violation of health laws, for it contaminates water and forms a splendid breeding place for various and sundry unpleasant germs and insects. Mr. Totman says his company regularly keeps the ditch cleaned out. The main protest he has to make is that it coats his concern a lot of unnecessary money to keep it cleaned. He, also, has asked the county to watch, seo who it is dumping rubbish. CONDITIONS MUST BE get- ting better. The recession must be about over. Because strikes are flaring up again in widely scattered parts of the United States. yesterday told of trouble in Crockett, California, and today we read that in Detroit the street oar and bus drivers are walking out. You'll find, as a rule, that when times are prosperous labor strikes, and when conditions aro unfavorable, workers are havinK -too much trouble KEEPING their jobs to think about striking. CHINESE RETAKE THREEJKTIONS Fast Soviet Tanks Lead Attack WITH THE CHINESE ARMY outside Taierhchwang, by couriar to Hankow, April inforced Chinese armies led by fast tanks obtained from Soviet Russia have smashed through the Japanese lines in south Shan- tung province and have recap- tured key positions dominating three cities, a Chinese army spokesman told the United Press Thursday. The spokesman said the Chi- nese counter-attack has brought one of the biggest victories of the war to date. The Chinese claim they'captured rifles, 831 machine guns, 7? field piece s, and 30 armored cart in the Taierhchwang sector alone. Gen. Li Tsung-Jen, Chinese commander, permitted this cor- respondent and Capt. E. F. Carl- son of Plymouth, Conn., to pro- ceed to a point near the front lines and observe through field glasses the entrance of we 1- anned Chinese infantrymen into the outskirts of Ttitthchwaiig where one of the bloodiest bct- tles of the nine-moAthi-old war wu raging. Nevada Road Program Given Funds Set-Back OUT OF TOTAL IS BE1NG.DELAYED 3 Main Highways Are Held Up Because Of Red Tape CARSON CITY, April severe setback to Nevada's road building program became evident today when State High- way Engineer Robert A. Allen disclosed that out of the allocated for highway construction in the 1939 fiscal year is being withheld. The was earmarked for the specific purpose of build- ing roads across unreserved fed- eral lands and national forest areas in Nevada. Allen said that notice of the curtailment in the federal pro- gram first came to him two days ago. He immediately wired Sen- ator Pat McCarran, warning that loss of the money would seri- ously handicap Nevada's road construction plans for the fiscal period starting o'uly 1. Must Get Release "Unless we get a release of this we can not build the Tonopah-Manhattan, Elko-Moun> tain City and Searchlight Allen said in his- telegranr'tb the senator. "Plans for these are ready for submission to the bu- reau of public roads and work could start within three weeks." McCarran's reply explained that an executive order was with- holding the already appropriated funds. The public lands allocation was to have been part of the annual grant for highways made avail- able to 15 western states under the federal highway act. This act provides tnat appro- priations for federal funds to be used in road construction are to be divided in four classes: fed- eral aid highway construction, grade crossing elimination, feed- er or farm-to-market roads, fed- eral land highways and national forest roads. Across U. S. Lands Under the federal lands classi- fication funds were allocated for construction of roads across open government lands, Indian reser- vations and other federal areas such as the Boulder Dam recrea- tional district. Allen emphasized, however, that Nevada has been assured the money for road construction un- der the first three classifications aid, feeder roads, and grade cross- ings, Public lands highway funds ap- propriated for Nevada amount to approximately and na- tional forest allocations, 000. In his telegram to McCarran the state highway engineer said: "I would apreciate your help in getting the executive order and bureau of the budget ruling lifted on our 1939 federal land funds. We want federal lands and forest highway funds to be released 'Che same as federal aid, (See Nevada Losing, Pg. 2, Col. 3) Injured Youth Due For 4th Operation William Newman, Reno youth, who received serious injuries in an automobile accident last year, was to undergo a fourth operation at St. Mary's hospital Friday .at- tending physicians said. Newman, a graduate of the Uni- versity of Nevada, was caught in the cab of a motor truck when the machine plunged into an ore bin at Virginia City last summer. Rescue Squad Sent To Aid Motorists AMARILLIO, Tex., April rescue squads were sent out Thursday night to motor- ists stranded by snowdrifts along the highway between here and Claude, Texas. Sheriff Bill Adams said 16 au- tomobiles were stuck in the drifts piled by high winds. America May Abandon Coast Cities In Case Of War Seacoast and Anti-Aircraft Defense Inadequate in Case Of Major Conflict or Invasion; Appropriation is Boosted WASHINGTON, April for abandonment of all big coastal cities in event of a major war involving the United States, have been drawn up by the war department, Rep. Maury Maverick, D., Tex., member of the house military committee, declared Thursday night. Maverick charged that pres- ent United States seacoast and anti-aircraft defenses are in- adequate, and announced that he will orginaze a house bloc to fight to sustain a senate amendment to the war-depart- ment appropriation bill increas- ing the 1939 expenditures for this purpose by nearly 000. This amount was disal- lowed by the budget bureau. "London has 900 anti-air- craft guns and New York has only Maverick said. "The war department strategy calls for abandonment of all big coastal cities in emergency and defense from inside the coun- try. "The United States needs such guns, and modern- ization of coastal defenses. I'm j going to fight for house con- currence .in the senate amend- meht providing adequate anti- -aircraft defenses." Maverick's statement follow- i ed testimony before the senate naval affairs committee by Admiral Arthur B. Cook, chief naval aeronautics, who said the United States would have to double its existing govern- ment and private airplane manufacturing facilities in ord- der to provide adequate aerial. defense in event of a major war. The belligerent Texas con- gressman said he would urge development of the army air corps service to twice the strength of the naval air arm, which would have a minimum ECONOMY BILL PASSAGE SEEN Enemies' Attempt to Kill Measure Fails WASHINGTON, April Administration forces Thursday smashed a bipartisan attempt to kill President Roosevelt's govern- ment reorganization bill and sped the measure toward a final vote by capitulating to opposition de- mands for compromise. Before packed galleries, the 191 to 169, a mo- tion Tsy Rep. Jojhn J., O'Connor, N. strike -out the- enactment clause and thus kill the measure. A shift in 12 votes would have assured victory for the Republi- can-Insurgent Democrat coalition. The vote, which came shortly after the House began reading the bill for amendments, signalled administration leaders to offer three compromise amendments in order to swing sufficient votes be- hind the bill to ensure swift pas- sage. The amendments, pledged to the opposition during five days of the most turbulent and bitter debate of the session, would give Congress veto power over execu- tive reorganization orders and ex- empt veterans administration and Bureau of Education from consolidation or change. Fair Weather Temperatures Normal In Reno Again High, thin clouds prevailed over Reno Thursday as result of a low pressure area off the Pacific coast, but temperatures remained normal and continued fair weather is forecast for Friday and Sat- urday. Early morning frosts are predicted. Local weather bureau attend- ants declared that the low would probably have little effect on Nevada weather, although condi- tions are expected to be unsettled in the high mountain ranges. The mercury climbed to. a high of 58 degrees Thursday, while the low was 34. Mean temperature was 46 degrees, one point above the normal of 45. TO AVOID FIGHTING DENVER, April mittee for Industrial Organization leaders Thursday promised dele- gates to Colorado's first CIO con- vention that they would strive to avoid "fighting in the ranks" and to make every effort to facilitate peace in labor's civil war. Mexico Is Forced to Buy Gasoline From 5. as Supply Sags MEXICO CITY, April nationalized pe- troleum industry, blocked by a lack of tankers from supply- ing oil needs of Lower Cali- fornia, has been forced to seek American gasoline for distri- bution in the northwestern ter- ritory, it was announced Thurs- day. Vicente Cortes chairman of the petroleum ad- ministrative council, said it had been decided to buy gaso- line in the United States--to prevent an-acufe -shwta'ge' Lower California. Cortes said it would be impossible for Mexican gasoline to reach the isolated 770-mile long penin- sula until the government ob- tains tankers to transport the fuel from Tampico, through the Panama Canal. TAX MEASURE TO BE CHANGED Profit Tax Is Killed; Revenues Voted WASHINGTON, April The undivided profits tax was killed and drastic changes de- manded by business in the cap- ital gains levy were approved by the senate Thursday as an amaz- ing burst of speed shot the new revenue bill to the brink of pass- age. Five hours after Chairman-Pat Harrison, D., Miss., of the senate finance committee, opened debate on the measure with arguments that it coincides with administra- tion aims to speed recovery and is needed to melt millions of frozen dollars, the senate had disposed of all but three contro- versial issues. They are: 1. Amendments by Sen. Robert M. LaFollette, P., Wis., to broaden the tax base by reducing exempt- ions of individuals, increasing the normal rate on individual incomes from four to six per cent and rais- ing surtaxes OR incomes in the middle brackets. 2. A "rider" by Sen. James P. Pope, D., Ida., imposing 000 of processing taxes to finance parity payments to farmers under the new farm act. 3. A house-approved increase of 25 cents per gallon in the federal liquor tax. BLUM DEFEAT IS PROTESTED 'Hang Is v Shout of Crowds PARIS, April 7. The menace of machine guns on the roof of the Senate building, man- ned by mobile guard stormtroops, Thursday- night repulsed several thousand rioting leftists shouting ''Hang Caillaux" and protesting pgainst the overthrow of Premier popular front gov- ernment. socialists were. bashed, knives flashed and ambulances clanged through the melee with injured before the demonstrators, esti- mated at between and were driven from in front of the building by the sight of the ma- chine guns, rifles and bayonets of police and mobile guards. The machine-gun cordon was ordered around the senate by Sen- ate President Jules Jeanneney, under his emergency constitu- tional powers after the leftists swarmed about shouting "Hang During mid afternoon, three hours before the rioting broke out, Caillaux, veteran "cabinet buster" and chairman of the sen- ate finance committee, had de- livered a death blow in commit- tee to Blum leftist govern- ment The finance group rejected Blum's drastic financial program by a vote of 25 to 6. Boy Who Left Home To Become A Cowboy, Returned To Parents The parents of an 11-year-old San Francisco boy were to arrive Friday morning to return the lad home after his yearnmg to be- tome a cowboy led him to leave the family fireside and seek a life in the saddle. Donald Manning, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Manning was found sitting in an automobile on a Reno street late Wednes- day night after officers of California and Nevada had searched for him for three days. On the seat of the auto was a note the lad had written to his parents. It read: "Dear Mom and Dad. Please don't worry. I am all right. Some day I'll come home. Your loving son, Donald." According to Chief Deputy .Sheriff Ben. Parks, Donald ar- rived in Reno last week and spent most of the following days at a guest ranch mar .here. He bad nearly and spent moot of it hiring hones to rMe. Quarreling of Wife Leads to Her Death CORDELL, Okla., April Larner, a church leader and business man, confessed Thurday, according to Prosecut- ing Attorney Raymond Plumlee, that he killed his wife with a hammer while motoring on their 15th wedding anniversary-. Cause of the slaying was his wife's constant quarrelling, Lar- ner said in a confession dictated to Plumlee. Larner, 38, of Dill, Okla., was arraigned on a murder charge. He entered a routine plea of not guilty before Justice of the -Peace M. B. Brown. Bonneville Will Follow FD Policy PORTLAND, Ore, April S. Ross, Bonneville ad- ministrator, said Thursday Bonne- ville energy will be distributed strictly in. accordance, with Presi- dent Roosevelt's'' policy of the possible Use." "Bonneville "power will not be sold in the Colombia gorge a rate that will concentrate industry in -the .shadow, of the Ross .said. Brothers Slain and Thrown in Flames OPPORTUNITY, Wash., April Ralph Buckley of Spokane County today said he was convinced two brothers, George and William Hawk, were slain before their 'farm house burned down March 29. The, case was baffling. The heads and legs .were not found attached to the rest: of the vic- tims' .bodies, Coroner I. S. Col- lins said. The akulli, lying sep- arately in the ashes, were bat- tered. In Oil Deal Bernard E. Smith dickers with Mexico A photo of the'almost legendary Bernard B. Smith, New Yorli stock broker, who, with Francis W. Rlckett, tried to buy Ethi- opia's oil, has been dickering with the Mexican government for the purchase of oil produced from re- cently expropriated foreign oil properties. POWER PLANTS ARE CAPTURED Franco Takes Valley, Controls Utility HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Frontier, issimo Francisco Franco's Insur- gents night captured five big hyorcPelectric plants in the Noguera-Pallaresa valley of northeast Spain and cut off 80 per cent of the power serving Loyalist war industries in Cata- lonia. The Loyalist government at Barcelona, admitting the loss of the power plants, suffered imme- diate effects. Street car service in the be- sieged capital was curtailed and one residential district was thrown into darkness when small- er auxiliary plants, closer to Bar- celona in the mountains, were unable to carry the load. Barcelona officials told the United Press that emergency sources of power had been estab- lished. Famous Basilica in Jerusalem Closed LONDON, April Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in believed to mark the spot where Christ was buried, will be closed this week because of the danger of Ite imminent col- lapse, the Colonial Office an- nounced Thursday night. The closing of the church for the first tune in centuries will-be announced in Jerusalem Friday by the British High Commission. Congratulations To Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ta- pogna of Reno on the birth of a daughter April 4, 1938. To Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Mea- dows of 900 Ryland Street, on the birth of a aoa, Michael Henry, on 4, of 3000 first-line planes under President Roosevelt's proposed super-navy program. Testifying at a closed hear- ing on the naval expansion bil, Cook stressed the "urgent necessity" of con- tinuing to give large orders to, and maintaining the closest possible relationship with, pri- vate companies in the interests of a well-balanced national de- fense. STORMS VISIT COASTCTATES Cold Sweeps From Texas to Canada By United Press Winter winds howled as far south as northern Texas Thurs- day night as a storm area which laid a crippling glaze of ice and snow across the middlewest, wheeled in a great semi-circle for a new onslaught against At- lantic coast states. U. S. Weather Forecaster J. R. Lloyd said the new path of the storm" would lake it from the Gulf of Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley northeastward to New England. The storm center was expected to rea.ch coastal states Friday. Snow or freezing rain was pre- dicted for Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Ind- iana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Rain and sharply falling tem- peratures were predicted for all southern states. Lloyd said total snowfall in Chicago during the last 48 hours measured 9.1 inches, heaviest of the winter. Four inches of snow fell in New York City, six in To- ledo, O., six in Binghamton, N. Y., and six in Scranton, Pa. Rain, falling simultaneously in the south, measured 3.76 inches at Macon, Ga., 2.19 at Atlanta, Ga., 3.2 at Montgomery, Ala., and 2.99 at Meridan, Miss. Tornado Kills 11 Another Twister Hits Alabama Section GORDO, Ala., April Eleven persons were reported killed late Thursday when a tor- nado struck this section near the Alabama-Mississippi -line. Von Wooldredge, of Aliceville, who came here after the storm hit that town of 1000 population 20 miles to the south, said two white women and six negroes were killed there and at least 10 injured. An unconfirmed report to the Alabama state highway patrol said two were killed at Carroll- ton and one at Dillburg, near here. Spanish Refugees Trail Into France C E R B E R E, Franco-Spanish Frontier, April ish refugees escaping into France across the Pyrenees mountains Friday night appealed to the French and British governments to prevent the civil war from end- ing with massacre of thousands of rebel prisoners in Barcelona. The refugees, staggering down from the snow-piled mountains to the safety of French soil, re- ported that more than 300 per- sons had been executed in Barce- lona in the last few days since revival of the .loyalist tribunal of espionage and high treason. TRUCKER IS KILLED LAMAR, Colo., April T. R. Lawrence, 32, Fort Worth, Tex., truck driver, was killed Thursday when his truck, loaded with potatoes, overturned in a blinding blizzard near Campo, Colo. DETROIT CAR SYSTEM HELD UP TOSDAY Mayor Threatens to Use Force Today To Get Service DETROIT, April 7. (U.P.) Mayor Richard W. Reading Thurs- day night warned striking street car operators who have par- alyzed Detroit's rail transport sys- tem that even bloodshed would not alter Ws resolve to "give the people transportation." Labor chiefs immediately agreed to return to their followers and try to persuade them to go back to their jobs. They were to meet again with the mayor as soon as the strikers give their answer. Followers Warned President Edward A. Mclnerney of the Amalgamated Association of Electric Street Railway and TO MARCH CROCKETT, Cal.. April 7. Federation of Labor officials announced here Thursday night that an army of 10.000 to union workers had or- dered to march on ihu small city Friday morning. A labor-holiday was de- clared for Friday in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. The thousands of men re- ceived their marching orders a few hours after an unof- ficial peace conference was reported to have reached a tentative agreement for "no more fighting." (Further de- tails Page 6.) Motor Coach Operators was charged with the duty of warning his followers that they must serve the public or face the wrath of the mayor. "Take this message back to your Reading told the la- bor leader. "Tell them the pub- lic is going to get transportation. We're going to protect our drivers and we're going to protect the passengers. And don't bring blood back on my hands if it is shed while we're giving this service. Wednesday night Mclnerney was booed and shouted into sil- ence when he advised against the strike. Thursday at a mass meet- ing in which the union members gave almost unanimous approval to the walkout he reversed his position and advised them to pro- ceed. Prepares for Violence Resentment .ran high among the street car men against mem- bers of the Independent Motor (See Detroit Strike, Page 2, Col. 2) WELL, I'LL TELL YOU- If you talk to anybody who has made a success in any line they will tell you that the thing that kept them goin' was havin' some thing to look forward to. When a fella can't look for- ward to some- thin" he might as well quit al- together. ________I know one actor out here who struggled for years in small-time vaudeville and he got to be one of the biggest stars in pictures. He told me the other day there wouldn't be any incentive in goin' on if he hadn't found something else to look forward to. He took me out to his house and showed me the most beautiful bathroom I ever saw, and with pride in tittf eyes he says, "Now you can yn> derstand why I look forward to Saturday night" WSPAPEM   

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