Abilene Reporter News, January 5, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

January 05, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LVI I. tin, (AfJ P. OR WJTH OFFENSE TO OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR, WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1938. (DPI High Pressure Salemanship Scored By FD Wants Capitol, Labor Given Chance To Correct Own Troubles Before Legislation To That End Attempted WASHINGTOH, Jan. Roosevelt hit out again today at high pressure salesmanship and installment buying in industry. He also declared at his press conference that there was de- finite need for ending labor's jurisdictional war. The president said capital and labor should be given a chance to correct their own troubles before any legislation to that end is attempted. LAUDS HUDSON ACTION After describing as excellent news that the Hudson Motor rom- pany was about to expand and take back more men, the president spoke of the need for more scien- tific planning of product Ion by all industries. In discussions now going on, he added, the question had been rais- ed as to whether it would not be legal for Industries to get together with the government as they did under the national act, compare statistics on demand, and plan production accordingly six months or a. year ahead. The president emphasized this did not mean rcenactment ol NBA, but said so long as such planning was done without price fixing he believed this was an Intelligent way to avoid over-production and subsequent bad years. BUSINESS TOO GOOD He told of a garage owner with whom he had talked recently who said his business was very good, but that he hated to see it that way because people were turning over their cars too quickly with the result that he would sell very few cars next year. Asked to amplify his message statement of yesterday that labor must accept responsibilities com- mensurate with its growth in pow- er, the president said he believed there is a growing assumption of that responsibility. Egyptain Nationals Squabble Internally CAIRO, Jan. Internal dis- cussion threatened tonight to split the Wafd (nationalist) party, al- ready in a ticklish political situa- tion after being ousted by King Farouk from control of the govern- ment so as to strengthen the hand of the young ruler's newly-picked cabinet. The party expelled Drahmed Ma- her, president of the chamber of de- puties. after his attempt at a stormy parliamentary session to read an order suspending the chamber for a month. His dismissal resulted in 15 deputies rallying around him and deciding to form their own party. The, political fight appeared to have had little outward effect on the country, which remained calm. First Bids Pour In For Unemployment insurance Benefits AUSTIN, Jan. tors ot the unemployment com- pensation commission today began a study of 2.300 claims for cash benefits for the jobless. new phase of social security which be- gan operation with the new year. Claims and employment offices of Ihe commission, 112 scattered throughout the state, reporlcd that number of applications yesterday as the forerunner of an estimated 300.000 expected during ]938. Most applications came from larger communities, including Aus- tin 40, San Antonio Christ! 20, El Paso 85, Abilene 40, Beaumont 79. Amarillo 29. Fort Worth 490. Wichita Falls 45. Waco 108. Dallas 302. Long view 35. Ty- ler 25. Houston 375 and Gaiveston 29. Principal function of the com- mission, officials said, was seeking Jobs for the out-of-work rather than paying benefits. Applicants Here Get Jobs Instead Filing of unemployment compen- sation claims may be unnecessary for three persons who have ap- peared this week at the Abilene office of Ihe Texas State Employ- ment service. Two of Ihc 4o who appeared to make applications that the claims could be filed referred immediately to va- cancies registered wllh the employ- ment service. A third applicant, one of Ihe 27 more persons who filed claims Tuesday, likewise was directed to a Vacant position. H. L. Maufrals, district manager of the TSES, said last night that his office Is awaiting "verification" that those Jobs have been filled. In the latest Instance, the service was notified the unemployed per- son's appllcallon hud biccn receiv- ed and would be considered with Uioso of ol hers seeking the place. CARTER GLASS 80 WASHINGTON, Jan. Senator Carter Glass observed his eighlielh birthday anniversary .to- day surrounded by his family and amid a shower of congratulatory messages and floral tributes. The vigorous little Virginian, af- fectionately called the "unrecon- structed rebel" by President Roose- velt, had only one complaint: "I'd rather be 40 than '80." Air Mail Service Petition Held Up C-C Aviation Body Advised Longer Runways Needed Although petitions asking addi- tional air mail service are complete, aviation committeemen of the chamber of commerce decided Tues- day to delay forwarduig them to the post office department. They made that decision on ad- vice ot the department that it will not grant Abilene a west bound plane stop. principaLobject of the committee's campaign, until run- ways have been lengthened and other improvements made at the municipal airport. George L. Paxton is chairman of the aviation committee. Other members attending yesterday's meeting were Max Bentley, Sterling Woolen. W. L. Blakney and T. N secretary-manager of the chamber of commerce. Petitions circulated by committee men bear signatures of approxi matcly five hundred Abilene bus- iness men and firms. They recile that only one plane, bound easl slops here each day. Air mail accumulated here amounts to approximately twenty pounds daily, the petitions esti- ,UR MAIL, ff. 3, Col. 3 North Texas Rates Hearing Postponed OLNEY, Jan. hearing convened here today by the state railroad commission on gas rates for seven towns served by the Cit> Gas company was continued until February 7, Judge Olin Culbcrson, director of the gas utility division of the com- mission, announced the continuance because of the absence o.' Charles I Francis, counsel for the North Tex- as Utility company, who is out of the state in connection with an- other case. NUMBER 233 Alabama Senate Race To New Dealer Six-Inch Snow Blankets South Plains Region Abilene Shivers in Mist; Heavier Rain Southward LUBBOCK, Jan. 4.-WY-Snow this afternoon and tonight blanket- ed the South Plains, the southern- most portions reporting as much as five and six Snow and sleet, falling at Inter- vals, was heaviest at Seagraves and Brownfteld with between five and six inches. The fall covered this immediate section three times be- fore a one-inch coat remained on the ground. Abilenlans shivered yesterday as a. cold drizzling mist blanketed the city. A rainfall of .06 was re- corded for the twenty-four hours with temperatures ranging from 39 to 49 degrees. Today's forecast calls for warmer temperatures and 'scattered rainfall. Doctors observed yesterday that such conditions that prevailed then were excellent "pneumonia weather." They warned patients of wet teet and clothing. From the 'territory came news that light intermittent showers after noon turned into a steady downpour at Coleman yesterday. Brady had a slow rain all day and Balllnger had slight moisture. Brownwood wss dry. Farmers near Baird reported that wheat crops are making excellent progress the fields have a good season in the ground. Rainfall dur- ing December there totaled about three inches. Germany To Resume Oceanic Air Service NEW YORK, Jan. man airship service between Eufops United plates will ,be re- sumed Jive months wiUj'a sister ship of the Zeppelin Hiriseri- burg, which plummeted to earth in flames at Lakehurst, N. J., last May. Inflated with American non-in- flammable helium instead of the hydrogen which buoyed up the iHndenburg, the new ship, the LZ- 130, will have a schedule of 15 to 18 round trips at the rate of three a month until autumn when sea- sonal operations will be terminated, it was announced today. Jones May Attend Texas' Demo Feed WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance corpora- tion, said today he hoped to at- tend a Jackson day banquet In Dallas, Tex., Saturday, but would not know until tomorrow night. Representative Poage and Luther Johnson, Texas democrats, pur- chased reservations for the banquet, but said they would be unable to go. Arrest Of French Agent Protested PARIS, Jan. 4 foreign ministry announced tonight It had protested to Spanish insurgent auth- orities in Inin against the arrest of the French :onsular agent there and demanded >ils release. Taylor Couple Shot TAYLOR, Jan. and Mrs. W. F Rruesdow were found fatally shot at their home here today. Judge Sam Burnay return- ed a verdict of murder and suicide. Burnap said a pistol was found near the man. Foreign Policy Firm BUCHREST. Jan. eign Minister Istrate Mlcescu today declared Rumania's foreign polio coordination with France snd the Little re- main unchanged by the recentlj formed Goga. government of Octavian PRESIDENT WARNS AGAINST 'MISUSE' OF CAPITAL President Roosevelt declared to congress "the misuse of the powers of capital" must be end- ed "or the capitalistic'system will destroy itself through its own abuses." This is the scene on the rostrum as the presi- dent spoke. Left to right are Lewis Deschter, parliamentarian of the house; Vice-president Gamer; Speaker Bankhead, and at the extreme right, James Roosevelt, son and secretary of the president. Expect Deficit To Exceed Billion Budget Goes To French Quits As Division Highway! WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. (ipt President Roosevelt completed today a tentative chart of federal spend- ing'fin the 1933-39 fiscal year and well-informed officials predicled it would indicale a defi- cit. The budget will go to congress tomorrow. Roosevelt told the leg- islators yesterday it would not be balanced but that the defjcil would be less than in the present fiscal year ending nest June 30. The last official of the prospective deficit for the current year was Officials In- dicated, however, the message to- morrow would revise this up lo about SKETCHY TREATMENT The budget is expected to give only tentative recommendations lor relief and naval expenditures, the final lotals to be determined later In the light of what the president may deem necessary because of the business recession and world rearm- ament. Under these circumstances, ob- servers generally concluded any es- timated deficit could be allied only a preliminary guess, subject to wide revision according to developments In bolh relief expenditures and tax in International affairs. Values Of Wheat, Other Grains Soar CHICAGO, Jan. 4 _ The steepest Jump of world wheat prices in months today carried bread grain values upward more than 3 cents here, more than 4 cents at Liverpool and S cents at Buenos Aires and Winnipeg. The Liverpool market led the ad- vance and while the reason for buy- ing there was not stated definitely In cables there was reference to "bullish aspects" of President Roosevelt's message to congress, presumably concerning European Interpolations of his slatemcnls on foreign affairs. Revival of export wheat and corn business and strength In securities were bullish factors in the wheat pit. IN ELECTION YEAR- Political Pot Cool Here And Few Poll Taxes Paid Bespits the fact that eleclion year is coming up. poll taxes arc coming In no fnsltr than In 1937. an off year. c. O. (Pat) Paltcrjon, asses- sor-collector, reports. Thus far the tax ssscssor-collec- lor has sold 1.300 poll taxes, against a total of Issued last year (the 1936 However, he Is confident Uiat total payments will equal or surpass the nll-ttme high figure set last year. Poll taxes cost J1.75 per person. Of this, goes Into school fund, 50 ccnls in the state general fund, and 2S cents In the county jury fund. MOXFA-S WORTH Voters will have ample occasion for use of their 1937 poll Uxes, nor on sale. Elections definitely and tentatively set Include: City election to deterv.iine wheth- er parking melers shall be tentative. Would be. held Jate this month. Truslec elections 'In common and many Independent school dis- tricte be held In the spring. First and second democratic prl- msrlft and -genera] election, at which will be elected governor and other rep- resentatives, state senators in some districts (not In the Abilene dis- congressmen, district officials, county officials, precinct officials JUST A RUMOR? Beer Political pot has cool in Abi- kne and vicinity thus far this but announcements ot candidates for office are expelled lo start ap- pearing soon. nils calendar outlines highpoints ol the political year 1338: January 31-Last day lo pay poll June day. lor state and district candidates to file for olfice. June day for county and precinct candidates to file for of- fice. June will draw for places on the ballot. July 23-First primary. July ot first primary results. August 37-RUn-orf primary. November election. 'Hopper Plague To Be Worse In 1938 VBOZEMAN, Mont., HV-Grasshoppers will irivade'r more than acres of land in 24 slates nest summer, with infestatronj In the Great Plains five to six times as se- rious as last year, R. L. Shot- well o( the federal bureau ot entomology predicted today. The heaviest inflations, he forecast, will be in North and South Dakota, east of the Mis- souri river, and in Missouri where hot, dry weather last summer provided ideal condi- tions for propagation. 'Nilro' Which Saved Life Is Only Wine That Started Row It wasn't niiroglycerin. The half pint of liquid (hat an Abilene man waved In front of an irate and shotgun-equipped falher- in-law last week, doctoring "shoot and we'll all go lo hell." wns only a low grade ot white wine. The unarmed man's declaration that the bottle contained nllro- glycerin was only a bluff, but wit- nesses were of the opinion that it saved his life. The father-in-law, to whose home the man came, drunken, tn search of his wife, was afraid to lake a. chance shooting the son-in-law. Cily Chemist H. R. Arrant took the liquid up to his laboratory and tested it. cautiously at first, then more boldly. He found it to be a cheap wine. 50 per cent acohol. that would neither explode nor burn. The man who wielded the bottle was sent to jail last week on a charge of drunkenness. Apparent- ly, he had consumed the first half of his pint of "nitroglycerin" and a few previous drinks. The Weather li MiW XKMCO: r.nlr n u W, .M, II MMnlcM ur Ji after, nearly eleven years' service with the state highway department. "His resignation as division engin- eer was announced Tuesday by Julian Montgomery, chief of the highway deportment, In Austin. S. J. Treadaway. former resident engineer of Kaufman emmtyq, js French's-successor. He arrived Mon- day to assume duties in the Abilene office. French announced last night that he is resigning to enter private busi- ness, with C. L. (Chauncey) Nelson is partner he will operate the French and Nelson company. Nel- son formerly was salesman for a cement firm in Dallas, with head- quarters here. BUILDING SUPPLIES The new firm will sell all kinds o[ building materials brick and lumber, asphalt and other road ma- o7 Hig terials ,and oil field supplies. also will deal in contractors' equipment, including road construc- tion machinery. Abilene will be headquarters for the company, French said. It will operate in a 50-county territory stretching from Mineral Wells lo El El Paso and including Brownwood and San Angela. French would have completed 11 years with the highway department next March 10. He first entered ils employ in Cooper and Eablne coun- ties and was transferred in 1927 to Amarillo, where he was division en- gineer. French came here eight years ago last October. fM.WW.OOfl PROGRAM In tsht period, the retiring divi- sion engineer estimated, approxa- malely twenty million dollars has been spent for highway improve- ments In this division, dude: They In- All the highway paving now in use in Haskell, Stonewall and Fish- er counties. Paving across Kent county, which !s part highway 70 and part highway M; and building of grading and drainage stmclures on highway 18 In the fame county. ig' Scurry county and Highways 1 and 9 In Howard couhty. Paving in Mitchell county of highway 120 north from Colorado to the county line, of highway 1 west from Colorado to Westbrook and from Colorado east to the Nolan county line. Building of highway 70 from Swcetwater north to the Nolan county line and paving of highway 7 In Nolan county. RAILWAY UNDERPASS Construction of railway under passes In Abilene, paving of high- way 4-30 north from Abilene to the county line and grading and build- ing of drainage structures on high- way 158 in Taylor county. Paving of highway across Jones Hill Landslide Victor Against Thomas Heflin State's Choice For Post Vacated By Hugo L. Black BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan 4.-W) landslide for Representative Lis- ter Hill, on the basis of unofficial returns from today's senatorial pri- mary, was hailed tonight by Hill and Governor Bibb Graves as a victory for the New Deal and "the inspiring leadership of Franklin D. Roose- velt." Hill's avalanche of votes swept back the "comeback" effort of J. Thomas Heflin, Alabama's colorful former senator. With of the state's boxes tabulated, the county tonight stood: Hill Berlin Charles W. Williams, newcomer M state politics, trailed far behind with HEFLIN IN HOSPITAL The Heflin, whose speeches tn the senate prior to his defeat In 1930 were favorites with the gallery, heard the news of the: election from a hospital bed at his home town of Lafayette. He was stricken with lobar pneumonia moie thin two weeks ago. Senator John H. Bankhead, who will be, the colleague of the winner of today's race, announced he had cast an absentee vote for Hill, Gov- ernor Bibb Graves previously had announced he would vote for the vet- eran Montgomery represenUtive. The winner Black, named to the U. S. court. FOR WAGE-HOUR BILL ,-ti Hill wu one of the lew southern ccngrasimen'to favor the Elicits Connery wages' and hours bill. Both. HefJta auui Williams opposed the Bibb Graves: his nouheed he would appoint the de- mocratic, nominee to a seat in the senate ''as soon as He'is officially known." Mrs.. Dixie Graves, the gov- ernor's wife, will resign the post to which she was named temporarily when Black was appointed to the supreme court. county. of highway 23 north from Albany to the Shackelford county line. Paving of 191 south from Baird to the Callahan co_unty line. Construction of over and under- passes In Scurry county, one two miles north, another three miles south ol Snyder. Construction of underpasses westof Baird and north of Sweetwater. Construction of overpasses east of Roby and east and west of Big Spring. Treadaway comes to Abilene from Terrell (Kaufman where he had been division engineer since March, 1935. A. M. GRAB The new division engineer is a graduate of Texas A. M. college, class o[ 1907. He since has been en- gaged in his profession in Califor- nia, Oklahoma. Louisiana and Tex- as. Most of his work has been in the field of highway engineerinj but for several years he was with Ihe Santa Fe railroad, working out of Ciebume. From 1910 to 1917 Treadaway was with the California highway depart- ment as an engineer. He took a position with the bureau of publii FRE.S-CH, vf. 3, coi. 4 Contract To Be Let February 24 On First Of 13 Brazos River Dams TEMPLE. Jan. .A7inounce- ment today that the contract for construction of the King- dom dam in Palo Pinto county would be let Feb. 54 brought near- er to renlizAllon the far reaching plan to harness the river. The Possum Kingdom cTam would be the largest _nd first of 13 struc- tures along the which In years past has wrought destruction to Hit and property at flood stage in its sweep across Texas. Last year It spectacularly broke through le- vees at Waco, inundating much of the eastern of the central Tex- as city. Officials of the Bratos river con- servation and reclamation district said today bids would bs received here until Feb. 24, when they would be read and the contract for the dam let. Actual work will soon the contract is let. Site of the dam is on the Possum Kingdom bend, 18 miles west of .Mineral Wells. Detailed designs and plans for the Possum Kingdom unit have been drawn by the Ambursm En- gineering corporation of New York, whose president. S. W. Stewart, and vlcc-presldcnl. A. Strcilf. hate been In Texas often during the past three years in preparing general engineering data on the entire pro- ject for the district. Slreiff also de- signed the Buchanan dam. The structure, accordins to gen- eral manager John A. Morris, of the district, will rise 150 feet abore the river bed, and approximately 20 feet above the expected lake level. M MILES LONG A lake 66 miles long will be creat- See DAM, Fg. 2, Col. t Two Pen Officials Lose Jobs; Checks For Mules Stopped HOUSTON, Jan. hun- dred forty eight mules were the center of a state prison board con- troversy tonight. Two prison officials, Dr. W. M. Smotherman, veterinarian, and E. R. Lindley, livestock supervisor, lost their jobs today as the prison board stopped payment on checks aggregating tendered In payment for the mules. Chairman Joseph Wearden at Victoria emphasized that Dr. Smotherman and Lindley were discharged for what he termed "gross Inefficiency In handling (he transaction." A livestock expert, hired by (he- board, told a. committee here to- night that all but 20 of the 148 mules delivered to the prison sys- tern were undersized and many them too old' to work. Prison specifications call lor mules between the ages of three and seven years, between 14 and 16 hands high and mlghing not less than 700 pounds. Dr. Sidney M. Lister of Houston, prison board member, said the ex- pert told the committee there was one 700-pound mule in the lot and most of the mules ranged in age-, from eight to H years. Rfver Dragged For Missing Coloradoan GRAND JUNCTION, Colo, Jan.' long dragging o! ths Colorado river here Jailed today to uncover a trace of Arthur Bearosley, 44, missing denial laboratory oper- ator who police fear may have been murdered. The missing man came here three years ago from Albuquerque, N. M. atfer declaring there he had been threatened for disclosing to officers what he saw was a plot to kidnap wealthy contractor's son. Beardsley's automobile, its engine running, was found on a bridge oulside Grand Junction early to- day. Crossing Crash Kills Two Memphis Men AMARILLO, Jan. Hampton, 28, slar northwest Tex- as golfer, and R. L. Robertson, 48, both of Memphis, were killed this afternoon when a south- bound Fort Worth aid Denver pas- senger Irain struck their automo- bile at a crossing In the northwest section of Memphis. ;