Abilene Reporter News, January 3, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

January 03, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas Che -WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES! -BjTon VOL. LVI I Anoeattd JAP} ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY PAGES United [UP] NUMBER 231 Roosevelt Warns Capital To End 'Misuse Of Power Veteran Abilene Physician Dies Unexpectedly Dr. R. P. Glenn ill Less Than Hours Hundreds of Abilenians mourned today the death of Dr. Russell Park Glenn, 65, veteran and beloved phy- sician and surgeon of Abilene. HI scarcelv twelve hours. Dr. Glenn died at 2 o'clock Sunday af- ternoon at his home, 896 Highland avenue. Saturday, he had been in Ms office as usual, seeing patients all the day and then making calls until after dark. Although he had been suffering for several days-from a mild attack of Jnfhienza, he had otherwise been feeMns as well as usual Late Saturday night, he asked his to summon a physician. Short- ly after 2 o'clock in 'the morning, he lapsed into a coma, his heart gradually growing weaker. Early Sundav afternoon death came as Supreme Court Writer Dies Of Upholds PWA Power Loans -'gently and quietly as'Dr. Glerm had lived. While his daughters traveled to- day from opposite coasts of the United States, funeral plans were being held in abeyance. At Ms home, messages of condolence "from Georgia, Ms home before coming to Abilene in 1915, and from a naif cozen other states were, being re- ceived by Mrs. Glenn. Scores of friends also were calling, at .the horns to offer her their sympathy and to pay simple tributes to the memory of Dr. Glenn. From New York, Miss Julia A. Glenn, who visited with, her father late in the summer, was en .route by train, due to arrive late Tuesday. From Los Angeles, his other two daughters, Miss Anna Mae Glenn GLENN, Pg. 7, CoL 3 52 Power Projects Costing Affected By Tribunal Ruling, Ickes Says WASHINGTON, Jan. The supreme conrt ruled to- day the government could make loans and grants for publicly- owned electric plants. Secretary Ickes, the public works administrator, said the decision would affect construction of 52 power projects costing for which his agency had allotted as loans to be repaid and as federal grants. Constitutionality of the government's activity was chal- lenged by the Alabama Power company and the Duke Power company. They sought to en- join federal financing of proj- ects in four Alabama munici- palities and at Buzzard Koost in Greenwood county, S.-D. SUTHERLAND GIVES OPINION -Justice Sutherland delivered the opinion. He dealt first with the cases brought by the Alabama Power company. The justice announced no dissent and said that Justice Black con- curred in the result. The court affirmed a- decree by the circuit court holding .that pri- rate power companies had no right to challenge the action of the gov- emment in making proposed loans and grants. In his opinion, Sutherland said that- the competition with the mun- icipalities was "entirely lawful." "While the he continued, "m i g h t frustrate complainant's hopes of a profitable investment it would not violate any legal right" Saying that the United States court of appeals for the district of Columbia had ruled that no legal or equitable right of the power company (Alabama) had been in- vaded and the company, therefore, was without standing to challenge, the validity of the administrator's Sutherland added: that view we -Sutherland ifie opinion" in the Duke' Power company case, saying the same questions were presented as in the Alabama litigation. Utility Rate-Making Decision Reversed WASHINGTON, Jan. The supreme court today opened; .a way to possible reversal of the 40- year-old judicial dictum demanding, that reproduction costs be used.'in. evaluating utilities for rate-making purposes. The court reversed a California federal district court decision set- ting aside rates proposed by the California railroad commission -for the Pacific Gas and Electric com- pany. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. The supreme court consented today See COURT, Pg. CoL 6 ANSON, Jan. for Homer Virgil Sosebee, who died this morning in a San Antonio hospital, is to be held from the Merkel Church of Christ at 1 o'clock Tuesday. Service will be conducted by Cecil B. Hill of An- son. Survivors are eight brothers, J. M., Ctto, and Frank Sosebee of j Anson; George of Wichita Falls, A. C., and O. W. of Noodle, and Ernest; and Ollie Sosebee of Okla- homa. Challenges Ruling DETROIT, Jan. Ford Motor company today asked the National Labor Relations Board to set aside its finding that the com- pany had violated the Wagner La- bor eRlations act. In a petition filed with the board j here and in Washington the com- pany also asked a rehearing. Morris Asks Senate Investigation Of TVA "Dissension7 Of Directors Basis WASHINGTON, Jan. -Senator Norris (Cnd-Neb) asked the senate today to conduct a gen- eral investigation of the TVA au- thority. The investigation would be made by tne federal trade, commission, which: would seek to ascertain whether among direc- tors of the -TVA had interfered with the agency's operation. The study also would be designed to go into any efforts of private utilities to hamper TVA operations. Thecommission also would study litigation which has been brought by private power companies to procure injunctions against TVA operations. leruel Combat In Final Stage Nationalist Army Attacks Wavering Loyalist Defense HENI1AYE, FRENCH SPANISH FRONTIER, Jan. battle for Teruel reached-its final stage today. Spanish nationalists, seeking not only to recapture the city but to shatter the loyalist army, hurled an. army of almost World war proportions at the loyalists lines. It was one of the most terrible of battles. A heavy storm had covered the battlefield with from three to four feet of snow. Tender the snow were the bodies of thousands of men, killed in action or, helplessly wounded, frozen to death in the near zero weather. In the snow floundered scores of thousands underthe fire of "-cannon and. great" airplanes whose shells bombs and .bullets splotched theclean whit snow with blood. On the roads to the rear, tanks, armored cars and -supply trains slithered on the ice on tlieir way to the Iront, endangering their own men on each, side of the highways. night tJnited Press dispatches said, the .twinkling camp fires of the troops -could be seen as they rested, their; covered only by canvas the flames and their faces buried in their mufflers. Ttie nationalists now were on the offensive. They admittedly had thrown, back the loyalists at key points and were confident that the ciiy would, be theirs completiy with- in a day or two. Shell Wounds On Teruel Front Edward J. Neil Third Casualty In Shell Blast ZARAGOZA, Spain, Jan. J. Neil, Jr., Associated j Press war correspondent -with the Spanish insurgent armies, died yes- terday of shrapnel wounds he suf- fered Friday while reporting the insurgent counter offensive on the Teruel front. The 37-year-old, white-haired war correspondent failed to rally after blood transfusions, administersd at the Red Cross hospital here, 100 miles north of Teruel He was the third to die of wounds caused when a 75-mulimeter shell struck an automobile in which four correspondents were seated at the village of Caude, five miles from Teruel TRANSFUSIONS GIVEN Bradish Johnson, Harvard gradu- ate and correspondent of the mag- azines "Spur" and "News was killed outright and E. R. S. Sheepshanks of Reuters (British News also brought to Zar- agozar died Friday night. Harry Philhy of the Times of London was injured slightly. For a time Sunday Neil had seem- ed out of danger. He had been giv- en one blood transfusion at Caude before being brought to the hospital here. Other transfusions followed, including ons from a Catholic priest who was with the newspaperman when he died. Specialists' wlip had done their utmost to save him, fellow journal- ists, and insurgent press department officials were with Neil at his death. He had suffered 34 wounds in-his legs and abdomen and fracture of one leg. Insurgent Generalissimo Francis- co, had telephoned Zaragoza to of espiess- deep "sympathy when-lagxibed of his death. r KNOWN TO SPORTS FANS The correspondent, who earlier in his career became known to rsil- lions of sports fans for" his vivid accounts of sports events, had cov- ered the Ethiopian war." and, since May, Spanish insurgent, battle- fronts. With the other three correspond- ents -he had gone to Caude for first Band view of the insurgent of- fensive which resulted in recapture of Teruel in.the greatest battle of the Spanish civil conflict. Twodaysb efore he "fas injured, Neil had cabled what was to be Ms last story, teliing of successful de- fense of the Terael seminary by a garrison of beleaguered insurgents. See NEDL, fg. 7, CoL 7 Author Unconscious After Auto Crash PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. Frederick Hazlitt Brennan. 35, Los Angeles, noted author, remained un- conscious in a hospital here today, his fractured in a New Year's eve automobile collision near Wick- enbiirg, Ariz. His nurse said his condition was "not good" this morning. Mrs. Bxffp.nan was cut and bruis- ed. Two Aguila, Ariz., women were killed in the .collision. Anson Man Hurt in Auto Mishap ANSON, Jan. Marks, Anson gasoline agent was seriously injured in a bus-automo- bile crash- near Ft. Worth late Sat- urday. He was in a Ft. Worth hospital today suffering from inter- nal injuries, possible skull fracture, fractured nose and minor cuts. Marks was en route to Venus, where his- wife and one-year-old son haci been spending the holidays with her parents. Dnworried by the furor she has caused, 12-year-old Betty. June Lacer is pictured above at her Linton, Ind... home smiling happily as she fondles her. 10 1-2-pound, sen. She and Tho- mas H. 13-year-old schoolboy and admitted father of her child, were determined to marry, daspite the Indiana law forbidding marriage under 16. Medical records showed that ttfe youngest American mother was 11 years old, and that 12- year-old mothers are rare. Physicians said also that the child should be normal. 40 File Claims 1 Injuries Claim For Jobless Aid 'Putnam Deputy :Lcl A bookkeeper, Desss Jane Glover Hold Funeral today BATRD, Jan. of Abilene, was the first of the forty [-for.-William Frederick Short, 49, applicants for unemployment com- .Putnam deputy and popular Calls han county rancher who died Sun- day in a hospital here, was. to be Methodist this after- pensation- who had filed their claims with, the Tesas employment service before noon today. Her ap- plication along with- the :others which are ffled during -the day will sent immediately to the Austn be sent immediately to the Austin compensation commission, held at the Putnam j church at o'clock I noon. j The Rev. J. A, Scoggins of Lo- j ralne and formerly of Baird, Meth- j odist pastor, was to officiate, assist- accord- ed "by the Rev. Mr, Morris of Put- ing to H. L. Maufrais, district man- j nam. ager of the employment service. Short was injured December 26 i ni i in a car accident 10 miles east of As to whether or not tns claim. OMITTED FROM Joan, Flying West, Not To Attend Father's Funeral Funeral for Thomas E. LeSueur. father of actress Joan Crawford, Tsrill be held at Laughter funeral home at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. W. C. Ashford, pastor of South Side Baptist church and Rev. F. Warren, pastor of the. First Christian church will conduct the services. Burial will be in the I.O.OP. cemetery. So far as could be determined, his world famous daughter, in New York with her husband, Franchot Tone, at the time of her father's death will not be present for the funeral. An Associated Press dis- patch from New York stated that according to her husband the ac- tress left by plane for California last night and her plans "didn't include stopping at Abilene for her father's funeral.' If Miss Crawford does decide to attsnd the funeral it will be neces- sary for the westbound American JOAN CRAWFORD plane to make a special stop at Abilene for her convenience. Airport officials had not been noti- fied of any such plan late this morning'. Mr. IjeSueur died at Sat- urday morning of cerebral hemor- rhage. He had been a resident of Abilene for 36 years. At the time of his death he was living at 1833 South First street with his sec- ond wife, the-former Maude Stout. For many years a plasterer and contractor, he was currently em- ployed by Construction company. Pallbearers are Marvin Engle, Ray Scott, Nolan Todd. Avery Todd, Everett Wallace and Cnarles Le- Sueur. Survivors include a son, Hal Hayes LeSueur of Los Angeles; a granddaughter, Joan Crawford LftSucur of Los Angeles; two sis- ters. Cora LeSuetu; Los Angeles; and Mrs. Charles Stephens of Nashville. Texas Holiday Death loll Increases To 24 Highway Wrecks Write 14 On List By The Associated press. Violent -deaths from traffic acci- dents, gun wounds, and bums Sun- day ssnt the total for the new year holiday week-end in Texas to 24. All but seven of the number died from injuries received in highway wrecks. The toll increased by six Sunday. Doctor L. L. Starkey, 62, and his 58. Harlingen residents, were killed in an automobile colli- sion near Eariingen, Juan Ozuna. 27, of near Edinburgh, was killed when struck by an automobile near! Edcough, and two men died at New Braunfels from wounds received in a gun fight At New Braunfels Justice of the Peace Ben Faust said murder- charges would be filed in connection with the deaths of the two. whose names were Alberto Alvarez and! Valentin Valdes. j Luisa Rodriguez, 12, died at Fort from burns recsived when kerosene exploded at her home. Jack Collins, -44, of PJainview, died, of injuries suffered in accident Dec. 30. James French. 52, of Woodville, Okla., was injtred fatally in a wreck near EKmison. and W. J. Maxwell. 65. Orange contractor, died of hurts lie received in a crash near Orange. will be granted, or the length of the waiting period before the compen- sation wiH be granted, we don't said Maufrais. "In any event, whether the application is granted or denied, she will be noti- fied as soon as action istaken on it." -Meanwhile the applicants are registered with "the employment service and an effort is made to locate jobs for them. ''We're especting about 50 or 60 claims to be filed today" Maufrais of course we have no idea as to how many will come in or the average number of appli- cations we will have on hand." Miss Glover had been registered with the employment service for seme time before January first and _ a number of other claimants were j TgXOS COOSt AcjOlft also registered with the, service be- fore the compensation went Into ef- fect. All claimants must have been cm- ployed in a covered occupation for j a s-Decified number of weeks in' 1937. hospital. He was foreman of the Janie Eall ranch. Previous to be- coming a 'deputy sheriff, he was special officer for the ranchmen of CaUahan, Shackelford and Taylor counties. Short was born Nov. 26.. 1888 and spent his early childhood days in Wise county. BATED, Jan. for "Mrs. Tawdy Lonis, 83, was held at the Presbyterian church here at o'clock yesterday afternoon with the Rev. W. A. Walker of Mer- kel, officiating. Burial was in the Baird cemetery. FDR May Fish Off President off the Texas P. 0. Receipts Gain AUSTIN, Jan. 3. Roosevelt may fish coast again next In Washings last week. Gover- nor James V. Allred invited the president to visit Texas gulf waters as he did last year. Adds Plea For Business And President Discloses Balanced Budget Out Of Picture For Next Fiscal Year WASHINGTON, Jan. Boosevelt told congress today that 'inisuse of the powers of capital'' must be ended "or the capitalistic system will destroy itself through its awn abuses." At the same time he called npon both capital and labor to cooperate with the government in working- ont the welfare of the nation. Both groups, he said, should realize that "power and responsibility go hand in hand." Chiefly .because of the need of national unity in ending mistakes of the past and meeting the necessities of today, we must carry Mr. Roosevelt said. "I do not propose to let the people down. I am sure the congress of the United States will not let the people down." DELIVERS MESSAGE In the message which lie deliver- ed personally to a joint session of the house and senate the president disclosed that a balanced budget is out of the picture for the next fis- cal year. He said, however, that his budget estimates -would show a "further decrease in the deficit." For international affairs the pres- ident projected a policy of peace In a world where stable civilization is actually threatened." But he de- clared that in this day of unde- treaty obligations "on the port of others" this nation must be "adequately strong in self defense." "peaoe through interna- tional Mr. Roosevelt 'Is most safe in. the hands of democratic representative govern- in other words, peace is most -greatly jeopardised in -and by those nations where democracy has been discarded, or h2s never developed." The message, one of the longest of the administration, totaling about words, covered the'Whole field -of.- this ses- sion, and iDiernatioaal- affairs. ASKS WAGE-HOUR BELL Principally Mr. Roosevelt asked for revival of the wage and hour bin, which -was shelved by the house during the special session; enact- ment of the government reorgani- zation bill; final action of the "all- farm bill DOW pending be- fore a Joint commit- tee; continuation of the 'tnone- shall-starve" relief policy; main- tenance of necessary government functions unimpaired; expansion of purchasing power to a point at which taxes. will produce adequate government revenue; modification of taxes without reduction of in- come. Radio chains spread the message across he nation and transcriptions and translations were made for broadcasts over the world. While he urged the'adoption of many business reforms Mr. Roose- vel't said there were specific limits to the extent government could go in effecting them. He stressed the necessity of cooperation between See FDR, Pf. 7, CoL 1 SVoter Building Permits Are High SWSETWATER, Jan, activity in Sweetwaisr for 193? was near a 6-year record, and permits exceeded those issued in the pre- vious year by according to City Secretary W. H. Whaley. The total permits, amounted to The outlook in business construc- tion is brighter for 1933 than -any time since 1929. Already plans have been announced for construction of a bus terminal. Two new business houses on south side of square to be constructed, and sev- Convene Anson, Abilene Courts 42nd Body To Probe Reported Polspn Scattering First grand jury of the liew year was empanelled here Monday morn- ing by Julge M. s. Longlipon con- vening 42nd district court for an eight week session., Other than .routine issued grand jurors, Judge Long cited only one specific complaint that the court wished them to in- of reported promis- cuous scattering of poison in the Buffalo Gap area. The court stated that citizens of that community had complained to frfon- of poison being" thrown about -their prefises, result- ing in loss of dogs, chickens and other .-animals. _ reminded jurcoa.- ot -important. and county as lepresentaives of enforcement churches and schools. C. R. Pennington was appointed foreman of the grand jury by tha court, and Frank J. Hobbs was named secretary. The jurors mefc immediately after hearing the court's charge, selected bailiffs and began their investigations. According to records of Theo Ash and- HeUis P- Scudder, justices of peace. of precinct one and two, re- spectively, only minor criminal charges are scheduled to be taken. up by -the grand jury. trials records of the two justice courts disclose that five have been ordered held for grand jury action on drunken driving charges, two for auto theft and ons each for assault to -kill, house break- ing, burglary acid disposing of: mortgaged property. Carried over from last term are 45 cases on the criminal docket, several of which have been set for trial at specific dates during the current session. The docket lists 13 indictments for child desertion, 10 for driving an automobile while intoxicated, six for forgery, four for burglary, three for felony theft, two each or. theft of cattle and rob- bery one each of swindling, ex- hibiting gaming table, perjury, theft of chickens and disposal of mort- gagee property. Judge Long will call the docket for the current term Tuesday morn- ing and set trial dates for special cases. The remainder of this week will be dovted to litigation of the non-jury docket, pleas of guilty and other non-contested suits. Grand jurors for the current term are: C. R. Pennington, Abilene, foreman; Frank J. Hobbs. Abilene, secretary: R. T. Gray, Merkel; E. K. Kidd, Tuscola; J. B, Lovett, Abi- lene: F, C. Hughes, Abilene; Vernoa Hudson, Merkel; J. H. Pan-amore, "He talked very thej era! present buildings are to be Abflene; :Fdster, Abilene; governor saic. parrec. receipts for SweetwJSr TO showed an increase of overj the previous year, according to Mrs. i Thelma Bowen. postmaster. The Weather 1938 Politico! Drive Underway In Nolan SWEETWATER, Jan. 3. The 193S political campaign has started off in Nolan county with a bang. Already six candidates have thrown their hats in the ring. The first official announcement was by Zoliie C. Steakley, Jr., for district attorney for the 32nd district. George Outlaw is serving in that capacity at present. Others are Sherilf Tom Wade, re- election; Mrs, G, W. Cochran, county treasurer, re-election; Jim Weatherby for county school super- intendent; Mrs. Myrtle Robertson for district clerk; and N. D. Reeves for constable. vicinity: Iscreasing cloudiaess probably rain colder to- Sight: TXes4a.y cloudy, probably raia colder. West Texas: Cloudy, rain ir. south and rain or saow in north portion toElght and Tuesday: 12 sorti por- tJon tocJsht: colder Tuesday. East Texas: Increasing ir. south and extreme por- tions, probably and colder ia sorth- and north central portions Tuesday cloudy, probably rain and colder in north and central portions. Highest temperature yesterday lowest temperature this aornisg Administration Studies Figures In First National Unemployed Count Dry Wet i tumidity. WASHINGTON. Jan. ministration leaders surveyed the unemployment problem anew today in the light of census figures that between and Americans were out of work in No- vember. John D. Biggers. Ohio glass man- ufacturer, who supervised a volun- tary registration of the unemployed, said the number out of work had increased since the count was made. The Biggers C2iisus and surveys made by the works progress admin- istration and other _ agencies will form the basis of decisions on the .future of federal relief. Biggers said persons, re- turning cards distributed by post- men, signified that they were out of work and wanting employment A house-to-house canvas of certain areas showed this report to be 72 percent complete, and thus p.m.) the higher figure of per- sons actually unemployed was projected. State totals showed, in general that unemployment was less in the middle-west than elsewhere. Of the total reported wanting work in Texas, 163.223 were males and were females. Reported working at WPA, NYA, CCC or oth- er emergency occupations were a total of of which were males and were females. Although census officials did not utes. A. Yates, Ovalo; W. V. Harris, Mer- See JURIES, 7, CoL 2 Gets Nose Skinned In Wild Auto Ride BAIRD. Jan. Bark Cowan of Tahoka, who yesterday stayed with a light automobile in a wild ride across ditches, creeks and finally a volt live wire, today is suffering- only a skinned nose. He left the highway while travel- ing at a high rate of speed to miss That he thought was a kid tricycle on the highway. The" car rumbled across a creek and'into a high line post. The post was splint- ered and a "hot" wire broken, cut- ting off power here for 20 mm- attempt an immediate analysis of the figures, one said informally thai occurrence of larger numbers of jobless in the south was affected by a large percentage of unemploy- ment among negroes. "Many people consider themselves unemployed who are financially not compelled to said Biggers. "Irrespective of their need, when they seek employment, they enter the labor market and compete with others who have jobs or vitally need jobs. They are therefore a factor in the unemployment problem though they may never seek relief." Investigating officers reported that no children were playing in that vicinity and that the man "was seeing things." Pegging Silver WASHINGTON, aJn. TheUnited States treasury will maintain today unchanged the price it pays for silver in the price paid for domestic silver, it was learned on highest authority. The world price recently has been-between 44 and 45 an ;