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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LVII. Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT. OK WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKL'ICH yoVR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY PAGES [UP) Court Rulings Favor Federal Power Backing Action Okehs PWA Loans For Local Utility Plants WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 W) The supreme court threw out the challenges of two private power companies to federal financing of public power, projects today in a decision secretary Ickes said would affect of pro- posed construction. Unanimously, (he court ruled the Alabama and Duke power com- panies had no legal right to con- test validity of PWA loans and grunt's to local governments in Ala- bama and South Carolina for the construction of power plants. The justices held the companies had suffered no Invasion of legal or equitable right as the result of the governments activity concern- ing these projects. AFFECT 61 PROJECTS Secretaiy Ickes, the public works administrator, said the deci- sion would affect Immediately 61 public power projects In 23 states. "This decision." lie said, "ap- pears at the end of a. long trail on which certain selfish corpora- tions sought to block the will of the people. The people have won." In three other actions affecting utilities, the court: 1. Reversed by a 6 to 2 vote, a California district court decree enjoining a rate making order of the state railroad commission. The tribunal sent the case back to the lower court to determine whether the rates were coiiflscatory. 2. Returned to the southern In- diana federal district court for fur- ther consideration a case involv- ing Indianapolis water rates fixed by the state public service com- mission. 3. Agreed to., pass upon a chal- lenge to the constitutionality of the public utility holding company act of 1935. The litigation was filed by the Electric Bond and Share company and 26 subsidiaries, and the government had joined in urg- ing an early hearing. AHEAD SIGNAL" 'Senator Norris vet- eran advocate of public power, viewed -the Vilabargs ji'nd Duke Power' company cases' as sfhead for further public power development: The opinion contended the com- munities and (he county had the right under state law to sell power in competition with the private companies and that if the latter's businesses were "curtailed or de- srtoyed" by these operations, it would be "by lawful competition from which no legal wrong re- sults." NEW YORK, Jan, per- sonal message from General FVan- eisco Franco, chief of the Spanish Insurgent forces, was among hun- dreds received today In connection wllh the death of Edward J. Neil Jr., Associated Press war corres- pondent who was fatally wounded on the Teruel battlcfront and died Sunday. Gen. Franco cabled Mrs. Nell as follows: "My deepest personal sym- pathy to you in this hour of your great loss." Heads of the world's foremost press a'jjncies. managing editors and sports editors, co-workers and friends of the 37 year old writer Joined In spontaneous tribute to his personality and ability. Simple Rites Mark Burial Ot Screen Actress' Father Simple rites were said here Mon- day afternoon for Thomas E. Le- Sueur, 70-year-old Abilenian, while his famed actress daughter. Joan Crawford, was riding an American Airlines ship from New York City to Hollywood. Members -of the family said that business -matters made It impossible for Miss Crawford to attend her father's funeral. Sen'ices we're conducted at the Laughter Funeral home by the Rev. W. C. Ashford. pastor of the South' Side Baptist church, and the Rev. P. M. Warren, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial was In the Q. O. P.. cemetery here. Pallbearers were Marvin Engle Ray Scott, Nolan Todd, Avery Todd Everett Wallace and Charles Le- Sucur. A son, Hal LeSueur of Los An- geles, was not present at the fu- neral. Larger and more elaborate than any other floral tributes to the eld- erly plasterer was a giant wreath of lilies, primroses, gladioluses and fern, it was delivered to the lu- neral home at noon today, on tele- phonic order from Miss Crawford, sent Sunday from New York. Later, following the burial rites, the, wreath was placed at Ihe head of her fath- er's Rrave. Bullet Wound Fatal To Coleman Youth COLEMAN, Jan. -Travis Blcrt.WD. 19-year-old son of Mr and Mrs. Hoy Elerisoc, died In a hospital here today of a bullet wound suffered yr.Merrtay. The Blcdsoes reside on a farm north of tlie Shields community. Young Bledsoe look a .22 rifle Into Ihe yard over the efforts of a youth ivlio Irlcd to persuade him to give Milm the gun. Alter the other youth returned to the hcure, young Blcdsoe fell ln the wounded. C C Election Set THRCCKMORTON, Jan. and directors of the Throckmorton chamber of commerce will be elected Turwlay. The an- nual election will be held at a noon luncheon. NUMBER 232 WAR, SPORTS WRITER MOURNED INSURGENT LEADER MESSAGES CONDOLENCE Messages of condolence were re- ceived from Hugh Baillie, president of I he United Press; Yukichl Iwan- aga, president of the Dome! (Jap- onese) agency. Charles Houssaye, a director of the Havas IFrench) agency; and Sir Roderick Jones, managing director of Reuters, the British agency. CpVEKED ARAB CONFLICT 'Hie staff of the Palestine Post, Jerusalem, cabled a message that recalled Nell's assignment in 1936 to cover the conflict between the British and Arabs. In their columns Sports Editor Jimmy Powers of the New York Dally News recalled a visit with Neil In Paris, parting with a "Don't forget to duck, and Bill Corum of lift New York Jouraal- Amcrlcan praised him as a "modern Richard Harding Davis." BODIES TO FRONTIER ZABAGOZA, Spain, Jan. of'three war correspon- dents killed in Spain were taken to thc French, frontier tonight after solemn funeral services and trlbuU trom high insurgent army of- ficers. The bodies of two Americans; Edward J. Neil of the Press and Bradisli Johnson, cof- respondent of the magazines "Spujfc" and "News-Week" were 'on the way to the United States. 'f The body of the British See NEIL, Tf. 10, Col. S 3 NLRB Grants Ford Delatf n III IT UPAltC rSMIWIfll r-....... I Board Asked To Vacate Decision Petition Asserts Company Denied A 'Fair Hearing' DETROIT, Jan. 3-WV-The Ford Motor company asked the national labor relations board today to vacate Its recent decision that the company violated the Wagner labor relations act, and the board announced It would defer court ac- tion against the company whila considering the petition for a new hearing. The petition, filed with the labor board In Washington, said the com- pany had been "denied a fair hear- ing both within the meaning of the statute and fn violation of the fifth amendment to the constitution of the United States." It said evidence would be offered at a re-hearing to disprove the anti-union activities charged in the decision, or justify them in the light of the "history of the time." Should the re-hearing be denied, the board's next movs would be to apply to the United States druclt court of appeals for an enforcement order. .The'board res- ponsible for violence Miclfoccurred at the Ford Dearborn plant May 26. It ordered the "company to re- instate 29 men discharged allegedly for union activities and to post notices It was desisting from inter- ference with the united automobile workers or oUier legitimate labor organizations. The 10-day' period granted for compliance with those orders expired last night. Alabama To Vote On Senator Today BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. voters of Alabama will nominate a United States sen- ator'tomorrow after a campaign in which the wages and hours bill was one of the chief Issues. Mrs. Dixie Graves, the present holder of the seat, is not a candi- date. The wages and hours bill has been a factor since the three can- didates announced. Representative Lister Hill, Mont- gomery's veteran congressman, fa- vors the measure. Former Senator J. Thomas Heflln, seeking return and Charles W. Williams, political newcomer, oppose ft as harmful to the south. Claim Insurgents Stopped At Teruel MADRID, Jan. ment Spain asserted tonight its troops had stopped the smashing insurgent counter-offensive trying to recapture snow-blanketed Te- ruel. An official communique said the Insurgent drive had been exhausted after days of desperate fighting through blizzards and knee dcsp snows. Insurgent activity, the dispatch said, wns cut down to a lank attack from Conoid which was easily re- pelted. HEADS COUNCIL Mrs. write Henderson, above, member of the Rae-Echo home demonstration club, near Cole- man, prominent in HDo work, will become president of the Coleman 'county home demon- stration club council at a meet- Ing lo be held in Coleman Sat- urday afternoon. Japs Repulsed At Hangchow By Sino Air Raiders, Report SHANGHAI, Jan. military authorities reported today flying columns un- der Gen. Chang Fah-Kwei, famed "ironsides" commander, had driv- en the Japanese from Hangchow with heavy losses. Sharp fighting was reported de- veloping on the outskirts of the historic' capital of Chekfang pro- vince, 120 miles southwest of Shang- hai. Japanese insisted their occupa- tion of Hengchow was complete and unopposed. Communication with Hangchow was shattered but latest reports from there indicated for- eigners were safe and 'the situation quiet. Oiher Chinese reports said the Japanese occuation of the area from Shanghai westward to Nanking was far from complete. Two Japanese columns were driv- en from the north and south to pinch off Suchow. in northern Kia- ngsu province, one of the most im- portant railroad junctions in China. MISSIONARIES ENDANGERED Reports from the battle area 300 miles northwest of Shanghai indi- cated four American missionaries were in danger of being trapped at Suchow. To the east of the southward ad- vancing Japanese units, bombing planes raided the Tslngtao penin- sula. PingUi, 50 miles northwest of Tsingtao, was bombed. Nine mis- sionaries of the Southern-Baptist church are at Pingtu.' The Chinese air force, presum- ably using recently delivered Soviet planes, began an aerial counter of- fensive Sunday with an attack on Japanese- captured Nanking, once China's capital. Elderly Abilene i Past Year Goes Into Weather Records As One Of Driest In Decade For Abilene Arrival Of Kin Delays Funeral For Dr. Glenn With daughters en route here last night from each coast of the na- tion, funeral arrangements for Dr. R. P. Glenn, 65, veteran Abilene physician and surgeon, were incom- plete. Two of his daughters. Anna Mae Glenn and Mrs. Christine Teague are to arrive at this morning from Los Angeles, Calif. His third daughter, Julia A. New York City will arrive on the train this evening. Late today, the body of Dr. Glenn who died unexpectedly at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, will be moved to his home, 836 Highland avenue At the Kiker-Knfght chapel, where his body lay in state yesterday, of his friends called in tribute They came from many walks of life business men, his asso- ciates in the medical profession, the man on the street, and the needy whom Dr. Glenn had befriended. ILLNESS BRIEF Dr. GleruV was ill'only a shofi W'hile. He spent. Satimtay -in his office and, made several calls belore returning to'his home about 7 o'- clcck in lha evening. Late in the he awakened Mrs. Glenn and asked that she summon a physi- cian, shortly afterward, he lapsed into a coma as his heart weakened and death gently approached. His passing was at 2 p.m. Mrs. Glsnn yesterday was receiv- ing messages of condolence from a half-dozen states, telegrams from former patients and friends of her husbands. Friends cslled -in tribute and sympathy throughout the day. Russell Park Glenn was bo'rn June 10, 1871, near Eatonton, Ga. He was graduated with first honors front Lanicr high- school at Macon, Ga., winning a scholarship on which he attended Mercer college for a year. Then he entered Emory uni- versity, then at Oxford, Ga., but now at Emory. TAUGHT SCHOOL After graduation, he began leach- ing school to prepare the way for entering medical school. While teaching, he married Julia Williams for whom he had had an attach- ment since childhood. Both were quite young, yet they continued to plan for his medical schooling, not even letting the birth of their three children interfere. But his wile never lived to see him a doctor; she died nearly two years before his study in the Georgia school of med- icine, now the medical college of Emory, was finished. Dr. Glenn'was named superinten- dent of the Wesley Memorial hospi- tal, now a part of Emory, following his graduation. Later, his first, of- fice was opened in Columbus, Mo., and it was while there that he married Miriam Vaughan, on May 20, 1911. He continued to live there, with the exception of one year dur- ing which he was In New York for post graduate work, until he moved to Abilene In June, 1915. However, his residence here was not continuous, in September. 191S. he and Mrs- Glenn moved lo Amer- i See GI.ENX, 10, Col. 6 Nineteen hundred thirty-seven was a dry year, meteorologically speaking, for Abilene and sur- roumilivg territory. Prccipitaton for the past twelve months aggregated 19.66 Inches, showing a deficiency of 5.31 Inches as compared to She normal rain- fall of 25.17 inches, according to W. H. Green of thc weather bureau. Pour times In Ihe last ten years the city received less rainfall but two of these years thc differences were only fractions. In 1P34 the lowest rainfall of the decade stood at only inches for twelve months. The veir before. 1933. molslure records tell of n.Ti inches. Respectively. 1937 and 1929 with 19.40 and 19.11 Inches were the other low periods. Heaviest rainfall of the ten years carne lust before thc dry years In 19S2. The 15.13 Inches for that year not set a record for the decade luit stands several Inches bcvond any yearly precipitation as far back as the bureau's records go. 1685. Monthly rainfall for 1937 was comparatively uniform in precipi- tation wth the- exception of Febru- ary and July. Both set a Ion-year record for dry-ness. February's .03 Inches was only .03 below the forr- mer record of 1930. July's .33 fell way below the Al inches, also of 1930. December finished the year willi nest to thc highest monthly rain- fall of the year. The read 2.89 Inches, mcst of It falling dur- ing the latter part of the monlh. Hospital Burns WEATHERFOriD. Jan. Tile Bowie Memorial hospital, own- ed and operated by Dr. E. D. Fyke, was destroyed today by fire of un- determined origin. Thc loss, includ- ing furnishings and much equip- ment, amounted to .4IW.E.NE ind VJfinttj pfoNably rain ami nr In In pOTllon iWij In tic ft V In thf fair lay in A 1 4. S- W A, If) J, R, 44 9 '.'.n'. M anj p.m, Flier, Lost. A Decade, Given Up For Dead DETROIT, Jan. 3 years and four months from the day he adventurously flew southward, the fantastic story of the avlatlor Paul Hedfern was climaxed today by an order of circuit court declaring him a dead man. Thirteen expeditions had sought the missing pilot In South American wilds while the lore surrounding the lost man steadily was enriched with PAUL REDFERN new suppositions of his fate. Some rumors, generally dis- credited, said he had been cap- tured by savage tribes In the upper Amazon region. No searchers, however, ever return- ed with the answer to his dis- appearance. Today, acting on the petition, of Redfern's wife, Gertrude, who said she had spent all her savings to aid the searchers, Circuit Judge Robert M. Toms ruled the aviator legally dead, pronouncing' the wife a widow. 6he. had.'spujjit to-'remove'the 'Uncertainty of her Redfern 'one of aviation's pioneer dare-devils, tried ,to- span Brunswick, Ga., with Rio Ds Janeiro In a non-stop flight. He flew away Aug. 25, 1927. The crew of a Norwegian freighter reported sighting a plane that might have been his 150 miles off the coast ot Ven- ezuela die next There- after, no word of him. Second Wife Faces Laurel On Return Trip From Altar HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 3-tfV-sian Laura brought his New Year's bride Inaneva Shuvalova, blonde Russian dancer, back to.the film capital to- day after an elopement to Yuma, Ariz., to be confronted by his sec- ond wife, who said she was going to have his latest marriage invali- dated. "Why, I'm still Stan's wife" shouted Mrs. Virginia Ruth Laurel. "The California law will sustain (hat. He didn't know what he was doing when he eloped and I'm try- ing lo save him from It." Nugent Woman Dies At Hospital Here Mrs. S. T. Scott, 26, of Nugent died last night at at the Hendrick Memorial hospital. She had been confined lo the hos- pital as a medical patient since December 21. Barrow-Lawrence funeral nome of Anson came for the body last night and are in charge of funeral arrangements. Burial will probably be at Fort Phantom hill cemetery. Survivors include her husband, two children. Tommy, 3, Elitha Na- dine, 5; her father, U. B. Moor- head of Phoenix. Ariz.; live sisters, Mrs. John Middleton of Nugent, Mrs, Frank Gillum of Glendale. Ariz.; Mrs. Anlone Kroneik and Mrs. Lainar Lawrey of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Earl Ulum of Ven- ice, Cal.; three brothers. R. T. and Buster Moorhsad of Nugent, and Jim Moorhead of Phoenix, Ariz. FDR SPEAKS End To Harmful' Practices Asked Business' Price On Silver Rises Mart In Lonon, U. S. Unaffected By Gov't Slash NEW YORK, Jan. price of silver for the arts and Industry was boosted today coin- cident with a rise in London, both markets being apparently unaffect- ed Ihe slashing of the govern- ment prjce for newly-minted do- mestic metal from 17.51 cents to 64.64 cents, as announced Sunday In President Roosevelt's proclama- tion. Handy is Barman, oulllon dealers, lilted their recently established In- dustrial base price tor imported metal to 44 cents an ounce, from 43 3-8 cents Friday. In London the quotation for the metal was marked up three-six- teenths pence to 19 1-4 pence, the equivalent of about 43 1-3 cents an ounce. To conform witii the govern- ment action Handy Harman an- nounced a cut in their quotation on domestic silver to 64 1-8 cents from 17 cents. Rise in the foreign price stirred conjecture in silver circles in view of reports last week the trade was confident the U. S. government would continue to buy from the do- mestic mines at a price near 17.57 cents. In local silver circles it was sug- gested the rise In London was pos- sibly due to a theory the U. S. government In spite of expiration of the International silver agree- ment Dec. 31 might continue to buy in that market as part of of support. Train-Car Crash Kills 7 Indianans rowing 'parents funeral homes today the bodies oi seven young persons, six of them high school students, whose lives were snuffed out by'a speeding passenger Iraln at a crossing In the heart of this northeastern In- diana town. A Dekalb county Coroner B. O. told by John Figg, the crossing watchman, that the auto- mobile bearing the seven crashed through crossing gates into the path of the train last night, began an investigation to determine the cause of the community-shaking tragedy. Report Louisiana's Governor Will Quit loTakeJudgestiip NEW ORLEANS, Jan. New Orleans States said today Gov- ernor Richard Leche planned to re- LECHE sign as chief exe cutive soon to ac> cept a proposed new federal judgeship In Lou- isiana. The newspaper said an authori- tative source re- ported Leche planned to retire before, the legis- lature meets In May. in that event, he would be succeeded by Lieutenant-Governor Earl K. Long, brother of the late Senator Huey P. Long. Attorney Genera] Homer Cum- mlngs said today in Washington he approved the recommendation that two additional federal district Jud- ges be named In Louisiana, one in Ihe eastern and another In the western district. With Leche getting one of the ap- pointments, Ihe slates said. United States Senator Allen J. mender was In line for the other. Address Viewed As Conciliatory Message To Congress Takes Note Of Tense World Situation, Gives Promise Of Decrease In Deficit WASHINGTON, Jan. Roosevelt asked the newly.convened congress today for legislation to end harmful' business practices, and appealed to businesj itself to help m the stamping out. In a personally delivered message broadcast to almost entire world he promised business if it would cooperate with government in this way, it could count upon government to cooperate with it "in every way." After the recent attacks upon some sections of the community by high administra- tion advisors, the president's address was generally'regarded in congress as unexpectedly conciliatory. OPPONENTS WARY But opponents of the administra- tion were still wary, nevertheless, and before determining their course of action preferred to await a sec- ond message on the subject of busi- ness reform which Roosevelt said he would send to cctigress later. Otherwise, today's message: Noted a troubled and tense world situation which he said made It necessary that the nation be "ade- quately strong In self-defense. Reported the budget which would be submitted this week for the next fiscal year would not show a bal- ance between income and outgo but would reveal "a further decrease In the deficit." WAGE-HOUR PROBLEM Called the wage and hour legis- lation "a problem which Is defi- nltely before' this congress for ac- tion." Expressed conference com- mittee working out a crop control bill would confine the cost'to what is iiow beinjt'palcl, for-, that'purpose annually, '.y And, proffered advice on the writ-' Irig of a tax bill; No decrease in the total revenues to be collected, a watchfulness against opportuni- ties for tax evasion, and a "chage" in provisions which have been "proven to work a definite hard- ship." In view of the. suspense created by the speeches of Robert H. Jack- son, assistant attorney general, and Secretary Ickes, accusing big busi- ness of going "on strike" against the government in an effort to free it- self of all restrlcllons, Roosevelt's words on this phase had been eag- erly awaited. LATE TOUCHING 'STRIP He had gone through three- fourths of his speech before he reached it; vociferous applause had greeted his remarks on foreign af- fairs, applause from some and a dour silence from others met his comment on the wage-hour ques- tion, and there was obviously di- vided reaction among his hearers to other poinU of his message. Then, he said: "The objective of increasing the purchasing power of the farming third, the industrial third and the service third of our populaton pre- supposes the cooperaton of what we call capital and "Capital is essential; reasonable earnings on capital are esssntal; See ROOSEVELT, Tf. 10, Col. 5 Former Employes Seize Aguo Calienfe AGUA CAUENTE, Mex Jan, 3. emanding "the right to work." 403 employes and their families took possession of luxurious Agui Callcnte today. The workers marched into the resort In orderly fashion and locked the gates behind them. They re- fused to admit officials of the Ague Calienle company and the Tijuana chief of police. Spokesmen said they were hold- Ing the property in lien of pay- ment of three months' wages they said were due them, and in pro- test against governmental seizure of the resort "for school pur- poses." GEOLOGY AT ITS Wild Scene In Auto Sends Witness Scurrying What would you think if you saw man in a parked automobile pounding away with a slerise ham- mer at some object In the back seat of his automobile? Particularly If thc man was heav- ily' bearded, his hair o'L'hevelkd, the car parked on a lonely road? It loolced s'.i.'pfcloiis to Taylor county- dairyman. He reported such scene to the sheriffs department yesterday afternoon. Discretion proved thc brtler part of valor when the dairyman wit- nessed thc sight on ricswecl lane atout eight miles south oi Abilene. He stopped momentarily, a startled stare from the individual, then fled. He decided Irie parked amo's oc- cupant might be battering open a safe stolen from some business house. Or that he might even be a demented murderer belting his vic- tim lo a pulp. A deputy sheriff and a deputy constable though! so. too. They sped to the scene, finding it iMthout dif- ficulty. The officers found everything Just as tt had been described. There a In an automobile. His hair was tousled. Ms face bore two days' growth of beard. And he was swinging the sledge, inside the car. What the dairyman hadn't seen was a slake extending through the floor of the machine so that It could be driven into the grtjind He also was unable to see an In- strument used for recording gained by driving the stake into the earth. MERELY ROUTIXF. thev told it wiin sheep- ish grills later "in the the "suspicious character' was I geologist. As for the nervous start which frightened the dairyman. Ihe geol- ogist told officers he had thought no one was within several miles. "Naturally it startled me when r looked up and saw a man star- ing at he said. The deputies laughed at their first informant. Bat he hid ample reason for making his report, they conceded. Europe Lauds FDR's Message Italy, Germany j Frown As Others Applaud Address LONDON, Jan. Europe's great democracies and the League of Nations tonight expressed warm approval of President Roosevelt's message to congress, especially his assertion the world's peace was "most safe In the hands of demo- cratic representative In France and Great Britain na- tionwide applause greeted his statement of the American peo- belief democracy would restored or established' in fhise na- tions which today know it and his declaration "in that 'faith lies the future peace of mankta'd'." eminent declare d Europe" Ye and Italy welcomed what they called a bold condemnation of the policies of dictatorial countries. KOME INDIFFERENT Rome high fascists were in- different to the president's" com- ments on democracy as a repeti- tion of his previously expressed views. Official comment was with- held pending examination of the full text. The fascist attitude pre- viously has been, however, that Italy Is the true democracy. At the British foreign office the speech was applauded as evidence of the identity of American and British foreign policies. French statesmen in Paris left no doubt President Roosevelt's message was considered "Prance's own." League circles at Geneva hailed the presidents prophecy of a re- turn to democracy to totalitarian states as prediction of a simi- lar return to international collab- oration through the league. British quarters expressed dis- appointment Roosevelt failed to elaborate the extent of the lead- ership the United States was pre- pared to take in curbing interna- tional lawlessness. Autocracies Menace Civilization, Says FD WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. President Roosevelt told congress today that autocratic governments See COMMENT, Tg. 10, Col. S Many Applicants For Farm Purchase Loans Under FSA Jones county farm dwellers began filing applications Monday for ten- ant purchase loans lo be made by the Farm Security administration. Loans aggregating wm be made in the county to permit pur- chase of 10 farms. Tenants will be selected carefully by a county com- mittee fo occupy the farms and pay them out over a 40-year period. Between 50 and 60 prospective appeared yesterday at the FSA office of Rural Supervisor Clarence Syntes in the Taylor coun- ty courthouse. Deadline for appli- cations is January 31. More than a dozen filled out forms and left them. Others took blanks with them and are to re- turn the forms to Symts. Shooting Victim's Condition Better SWEETWATER, Jan. O. W. Alllzer, brought to a hospital here after a shooting early Saturday near Trent, was believed improving tonight. Attendants said his condition was much better. It was considered gruve when Altlzer, with a bullet wound In the chest, first was receiv- ed it the hospital. ;