Abilene Reporter News, January 6, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

January 06, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas * wng? rnirn tSlWSIMMM' rn ®fie Abilene Reporter “WI I Hour,    OR WTI 11 OFFENSE TO FRIES OS    OR FOES, WE VQl/ft WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOIS.’-B Mon VOL. LYN. Aiioci*t«d Pratt [AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6, 1938. —TEN PAGES o United Pratt ^y!P] NUMBER 234 FDR’s Budget Calls For Half Billion Slash Figure Allowed Elasticity To Care For Foreign Troubles And Relief Needs; Mixed Comment Greets Plan WASHINGTON, Jan. 5—(AP)—President Roosevelt sent to congress today a budget calling for a $539,000,000 cut in government spending next fiscal year, but estimated nevertheless there would be a billion dollar deficit. At the same time he gave notice that because of two grave uncertainties—foreign troubles and the relief needs of the unemployed—the deficit may be even greater. Congress received the message with mixed comment. Some said there should be greater cuts in spending. Others ob-    ABILENE VISITOR jected to some recommended    ______________ cuts. ‘IRREDUCIBILITY’ DEPLORED Chairman O'Connor <D-NY> of the house rules committee said he regretted “very much to see this j irreducible minimum of a requirement of about $7,000,000,000'’ for federal expenses. Roosevelt’s estimate of total expenditures was $6,869,000,000. compared with estimated expenditures for this year. closing next June 30. of $7,408,000,000, He estimated revenues lor the 1939 year would be $5,919,000,000 rom- ; pared with an estimate of $6.279,-1 000.000 for this year. The greater part of the proposed cut in spending was accounted for I by the total suggested for relief. The i budget figure was $1,266,000,000 as against $1.759 000.000 this year. Failure of Roosevelts* figures to allow all that some had hoped for j farm benefits brought quick pro-; tests. Noting that the budget called for; a $330,000,000 direct appropriation j for soil conservation payments and use of $110,000,000 of other funds for this purpose. Senator McGill (D-Kani, co-author with Senator Pope (D-Idaho) of the senate farm bill, commented: “The sum la entirely inadequate. It has been our understanding ail along that we could count on $500,-000.000. Surely the congress will insist on it.” “We must have at least $500,000,-000.’’ Pope said. SHEPPARD APPROVE There were many general comments of approval, however, such as that of Senator 8hepparci iD-Tex» I who said the budget was an honest I and logical effort to bring expen-; ditures and Income into balance at the earliest possible date.’’ Several indicated they could not aglee to the presidents proposed halving of the present $280,000,000 for public roads. At almost the same time his message was being lead to tile senate J and house, the president began a conference with high naval officials J and legislative leaders on a mes-sage he proposes to »end congress, asking supplemental naval appropriation*. SA WAITER VV HEAD Scouts' Leader Arrives Today Banquet To Fete Walter W. Head Set For Tonight Walter W. Head, president af the Boy Scouts of America and of the General American Life Insurance company, will be the guest of the city of Abilene today and Friday, j Motoring from Port Worth, the national scout leader will arnee In f    P    IN I T( Abilene rn time to address the Har- |“9riTIGrS KUSH I I[116 Statement By Aviation Group Denounces Hair I Sharply Criticized For Not Pressing Airport Project Mayor W. W. Hair was denounced yesterday for "high-handed, arbitrary. dilatory .misfit one-man rule" in a statement issued by George L. Paxton Jr. as chairman of the avi-j a lion committee of the Abilene chamber of commerce. Paxton, tracing a seven-month campaign for improvements to the municipal airport, laid blame for delay in securing those improvements directly to the mayor. His statement was prepared after a meeting Tuesday at which aviation committeemen decided to postpone sending a petition bearing 500 signatures to the Past Office department. The petition asks the department to designate Abilene for a westbound plane stop, At present an eastbound ship landing here each evening is the city's only air mail and passenger service. Object of their campaign, aviation committeemen have said, ta to provide faster mail service to the west coast and to make It possible for travelers leaving here by plane to return by the same medium of tra el. Said Paxtons formal statement. “We, the aviation committee, believe the voters of Abilene w’ill want to know some of the true conditions existing in the management of the city's affairs. ONE ANSWER: NO MONEY* “Whether you realize it or not, w have the most high-handed, arbitrary, dilatory, misfit one-man rule ever to afflict this city—a mayor who knows only one answer, “no money.’ We do not mean this to involve the personality of the man himself but rather the office as he tries to fill it. Personally, the mayor is a grand old gentleman. “This committee assembled data from the Post Office department, the Department of Commerce, the airlines and the pilots, showing the inadequacy of our facilities. Paxtons statement says the information first was presented city Bank Figures Reflect Prosperity 'DEAD' BUT ALIVE Harley G. Weston (above*, declared ‘legally dead" and unable to get a job, was arrested for robbery in Everett. Wash. The body of a man killed in Montana five years ago was identified as Weston and ainee that time his wife has been drawing compensation. State Leasing Scrap Widened Renewal Canceled By McDonald As Probe Scheduled Bee AVIATION. Pf. 3. Cal 4 Baptist Outing Date Postponed To Miss ■ Two Are Held In Lamesa Slaying One Arrested By Dawson Officers; Other At Wichita LAMESA. Jan. 5—cJ*)—Sheriff Gus White of Dawson county tonight said two arrests had been made in connection with investigation into the hijacking of a haberdashery here the night of December ll and the fatal shooting of Maxie Woodroff, a clerk in the store. Additional arrests were expected “at any time." he said. \ report from Wichita Falls tonight said a man who gave bis address as Lamesa had been picked up by authorities on strength of a circular from the Dawson county 1 sheriffs office. White said the man arrested at ; Wichita Falls was wanted here in connection with theft but did not include definitely that he was associated with the hijacking. A man who was arrested here Saturday by E. P. Anderson, deputy sheriff, Jack Phinizy, city marshal, and another city officer in connection with the shooting is being held, but no charges have been filed, White said. Stick-Up Men Wound Pair, Get $25,000 GUTHRIE. Ky„ Jan. 5 —un— Three masked men wounded a negro postoffice messenger, shot down the chief of police and fled here late today with a mall bag containing $24,000 before any one could give chase or even open fire on them. The men drove up as Arthur Minims. 42. postoffice messenger, walked through an open space about IOO yards from the depot where the money was to be put on a train for Louisville. There was a sudden burst from « sub-machine gun. Mimms fe*ll with i shot in his forehead. Trying to draw his pistol. Police chief C. M. Sherrod fell with a flesh wound in lach leg. Guy Askew, a postoffice •Jerk. was forced into the robbers’ nltomobile. din-Simmons university students in assembly at IO o’clock this morning, his first engagement of a busy whirl of entertainment and activity arranged for his stay here. The Hardin - Simmons, program will be broadcast over radio station KRBC Business will be mixed with pleasure during his Abilene visit. Scouts and scout leaders of Abilene and surrounding area w*ill pay tribute to AUSTIN, Jan, 5—Pft—Scope of the controversy over policies of the general land office broadened today , as Senator T. J. Holbrook, chairman • announced a committee of the senate would inquire into the leasing j of state lands. I Other developments ihcluded: Land Commissioner William H. McDonald cancelled eenewSM of a lease in the Wichita river bed near land the RMA oil field granted the CAPITA! i Vcnmex OU company last December. Attorney General William Me-f Craw filed suit in Travis county district court, at the request of Governor James V. Allred, the latter said, to establish title to the . lease. Holbrook said the committee, empowered to investigate anything in the state government, would meet I Jan. 17. Jurist Retires; Trims Court's Conservatives Swing Of Power To Liberals As Sutherland Quits WASHINGTON. Jan. 5— UP* — Associate Justice George Sutherland announced his retirement from the supreme court today, giving Pie i-dent Roosevelt a long-awaited opportunity to inqreasp the court's “liberal” faction to a dependable majority. Four of the remaining members— Stone, Branders, Cardoso and Black —have habitually espoused a liberal interpretation of the constitution, tending to confer wide powers on the federad government instead of restricting them to the letter of that document. Now, one more follower of that school is expected to bf appointed by the president, who has engaged in repeated battles with the court about the way in which the constitution should be interpreted. This appointment would give the liberal group five of the court's nine members. END BALANCE. Aside from these five. Chief Justice Hughes and Associate Justice Roberts have occasionally supported the liberal and occasionally the conservative side. They thus held a balance of power, which, as Washington sees it, will end with the new appointment, Of course, the new alignment would not reverse the court s historic decision outlawing the NRA as unconstitutional, a verdict which touched off the long administration battle against the courts. The vote in that case was unanimous. But it could reverse the decision by which the AAA was invalidated, 1 to Mr. Roosevelt's expressed annoyance. That decision aas six *o three. Among the six were Assonate Justice Van Devan ter, who retired last spring and was replaced by Justice Black, and Bother- I MORE JOBLESS Deposits mm Upward Push, In 1937 Isador Lubin <above), commissioner of labor statistics, told a special senate committee in Washington that the drop in employment between October and Mid-December was sharper than that following the 1929 crash. Gain Of $6,000,000 For 18 Towns Of Area; Loans Record Bulge Of Eight Percent Over December, 1936 People of this section of Texas had nearly one-fifth more money deposited in the banks at the close of 1937 than a year earlier, and loans to them totaled 8 per cent more at that time, as compared with figures of Dec. 31, 1936. Reports of statements of banks at the close of business Dec. 31, 1937 were made yesterday upon call of the comptroller of the currency. $724,447 GAIN HERE In Abilene deposits toddled $8-802.831 61, as compared with $8 078 -383 83 Dec. 31, 1936, an increase of $724,447.78. Loans and discounts here amounted to $2.006 254 16, an increase of $618,230.08 over Dec 31. 1936. Combined resources of the two Abilene banks were $9,356 192 49, a McDonald said he had cancelled the lease renewal because hts authority to issue It had been questioned by the governor and C. V. Annual Lueders Baptist encampment will be held a month later than usual this year in order to avoid conflict with farmers' “busy season.’* Date* were set for July 18-29 In a meeting of the program committee Terrell, who. with McDonald, com-Wednesday. Previously the encamp- P°*« the state mineral development ment has been held' in the latter board. their n tional chief with a banque' part of Jun« but change was made CITIES PRECEDENT at the First Methodist church at 7    more farmers and their I There were numerous precedents o’clock this evening. At noon today famhi^s to attend. Late June is a on which he based the renewal, he Head will address the weekly Lions bus*’    for farmers, with grain added, including one by Governor club luncheon at the Hilton hotel. I harvests underway and cotton chop- Allred himself. He said he referred ping and cultivation at hand. J to a Brazos river bed lease granted One week of the convention will j In 1921 and expiring in 1931. be devoted to BTU IBI ZZ As always, when an important governmental post becomes vacant, Washington was abuzz tonight with speculation as to who would be appointed. Several names stood at or near the top of each. These were    Solicitor General Stanley Reed. Senator Sherman Minton of Indiana and former Senator Sam G. Bratton, now a judge of the tenth circuit court of appeals. Other names mentioned included :    Robert H. Jackson, assistant attorney general; Felix Frankfurter See SUTHER LAND, Pf. 3. Col. 4 C-C Managers Body To Meet In Abilene and this afternoon he will be guest See SCOUTS, Pf. 3. Col. 4 Woman Uninjured In Crossing Mishap work, the other to Sunday school training. WMU courses will run throughout the period. Members of the program committee are the Rev. H. H. Stephenson. Ranger, the Rev. B. N. Shephard, Abilene, the Rev Roy Shaitan, Rule. the Rev. J R. McBeth, Abilene. Mrs. J. B. Buckley and J. D. Riddle of Abilene. BALLINGER. Jan. 5.—(Sp!)— Mrs. Ralph Hoskins escaped possible serious injury today when her automobile was struck by a Santa Fe freight train at a down town crossing here this afternoon. Mrs. Haskins received only minor bruises but suffered severe shock. She was given treatment in Hailey} tion of Baptists will be and Bailey hospital and dismissed She said silo had neither seen nor heard the train. The car, a light coupe, was dragged about 150 feet, with Mrs. Hoskins in it. It did not turn over. Announcement has recently been made that the district 17 conven- held at Hardin-Simmons March 31 and April I Dr. Marshall Craig of Dallas will be main speaker. Culberson To Get Rood Construction AUSTIN. Jan. 5 —(T — Highway 130 in Culberson county is included in plaHs for highway construction costing an estimated $1,500,000 in Texas which will be ready for submission to bids Jan. 25, according to the state highway department. Included in the improvements for the Jan. 25 letting was grading and drainage structures on this highway from the junction with highway 54 to Pine Springs. Ford Will Defy Board's Order DETROIT. Jan. 5—tAPi—’The Ford Motor company notified the national labor relations board today it would not comply with the boards order to reinstate employes alleged to have been discharged for union activity and to “cease and desist" from specified actions relating to labor organizations. Tile response contended the boards order were “unjustified by the facts and unsupported by the evidence,’’ and that the board “ex- I and reeded both its constitutional and its statutory authority.” “8ix days short of three years after expiration of the' lease, a renewal was granted by J. H. Walker, then land commissioner." McDonald .said "At that time Mr. Allied was attorney general and as such was chief legal advisor for state departments. There Is oil production on the Venmex lease and has been since the lease was issued in 1926, McDonald continued Baltimore And Ohio Granted RFC Loans WASHINGTON. Jan 5. — (Jf>) — Jesse H. Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance corporation, announced tonight the RFC would lend $6,000,000 to the Baltimore A* Ohio railroad and also provide for $2,223,000 of maturing equipment trust certificates, subject to interstate commerce commission approval The announcement was made at- fer B. A: O. securities displaved weakness on the New York stock j exchange today. The railroad had had a request for RFC aid pending for sometime, it said a loan would j enable it to maintain its property at the present standard of efficiency j avoid reduction in maintenance forces which might otherwise be required. MIDLAND, Jan. B—.Spk>—Officers and directors of the Chamber of Commerce Managers association of West Texas will meet in I executive session Saturday in Abi-I lene. Announcement of the session was was made here todav by Bill Collyr. secretary-treasurer of the organization. It is affiliated with the West Texas Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will be held at 6 o'clock Saturday evening in the Hilton hotel. The chamber managers will lay plans for their annual convention next April in Big Spring and fix a date for the gathering. It will be their first meeting since the association was organized last September in Sweetwater. W. A. WilsgR of Olney is prest- I dent of the managers' organization, i Other officers besides Collyns are M. J. Benefield of Brady, vice-president; and these directors: Garnet Reeves of Pampa, Ren Smith of Pecos, A. J, Payne of Slaton, George D. Barber of Sweetwater, and Carl 1 Blasig of Colorado. Oil Supervisor Of Dis! Passes W. J. Carden Dies Of Long Illness; Funeral Friday i Death came late yesterday afternoon to one of Texas’ most loved and respected oil men. W. J. Car- j den, district deputy supervisor of 1 the proration district of the Texas ; railroad commission. For fifteen years district super- j visor of this territory, Carden sue- j cumbed at his home here. 2133 South Second, at 6:55 p rn, apr r an , extended illness of ane year. He had not been abD to be in his office sincp March 6 of last year j due to chest and head injuries re- ' cetved in an automobile wreck near Mineral Wells. However, he remained in full control of his district. transacting business with oil operators in his home and by telephone FUNERAL FRIDAY Funeral rites will be Friday afternoon at 2 pun. at the St. Paul’s Methodist church with the Rev. C. A. Long, pastor, officiating. Assisting will be Dr. Thomas W. Brabham, president of Mc Murry, college and the Rev. Willis p Gerhart. rector of Heavenly Rest Episcopal church. Dr. O P Clark, former pastor of St. Paul's, has also been asked to take part in the service. The body will be moved today from the Hiker-Knight mortuary to | | the home. Interment will be made in the local cemetery. William Jasper Carden was born May 29, 1871 in Opelika, Ala , the See CARDEN, Pf. 3. CML 3 School At Haskell For FSA Workers A series of schools for volunteer workers and Farm Security administration employes to instruct them in procedure for putting land into ownership of tenant farmers has been announced bv C M Evans, FSA regional director at Dallas. One of the schools will be held al Haskell January 12. Whether or not a school will be conducted in Abilene or Anson, county seats covered by Clarence Byrnes district, j was unknown. Purpose of the schools, said officials of FSA at Dallas, will be to; teach workers and employes how to pick farmers to make farm pur- I chase loans under the Bankhead-Jones farm tenantry act. BALLINGER. Jan. 5 —(Sp! ) —Statements from Ballinger's two banks in answer to today's bank call disclosed that their deposits have risen $190,052.97 in tho past year. Their combined total December 31, 1937, was $1,688,-836.90. compared arith *1.498 -783 93 on December 31, 1936. Loans of the two banking houses registered a gain of $125.336 97 from the 1936 year-end figure of $402,733.12 to that for 1937 of $528,130.09. growth of $707 844 27 from the preceding year-end. Cash available by the local banks totaled *6481 644 -16 at the end of last month, or $237,757.08 less than a year earlier. Combined deposits of banks in 22 towns of this region were $35,908,-898 80. Tile figures for Dec. 31, 1936 were reported for 18 towns and in these the comparison was: 1937— $33,402,767 67: 1936—$27,294,561 45. Loans in the 18 towns reporting I the figures for Dec. 31. 1936 showed the following totals: 1937—$7 136,-799.54;    1936-16.611.34315. In 22 * townie of loans a* the end of 1937 [ was $8,044,349 38 COMPARISON Deposits at the end of 1937 and o' ri3£ in 18 West Texas towns is tin if combined deposits a ere ti err Is ii n« ’nan one ba:    were as follows: Town    1937    1936 Abilene $8,802,831 61    $8,078,383 83 Trent    249.734    20    212.333 21 Rotan    608.162    35    302 104 70 Stamford 1.375.401.78    1.162,052.47 Lamesa    2.713.469 OO    1,636.075.00 Throckmorton 316 324 55    329 740 36 Aspermont 342,213    271.409.99 Baird    1.147.999 35    1 013.269.30 : Hamlin 771.331.00    526.331 OO Munday 531.055.93    455,049.36 Big Spring 4 607.600,00    3 642.484.00 Brownwood 2.688 799 44    2 492.325.9l Albany    1.116 776 30    684 184.73 Merkel    657.27553    678.780.60 Midland    4.064.052 42    3,031.200 72 Breck ridge I 924 257 48    1.764.959 78 Rising Star 348,961.15    396,961 80 Odessa    1.137.103 63    616.914 69 Total $33,402.767 67 $27,294,561 45 Deposits at the end of 1937 In towns where no comparative figures were reported included: Bronte    $308 989 07 Rochester    194.382    84    j Moran    91679    91 Santa Anna    388.962    17 Sweet wa tar    1,522.987.14 (June 30. 1937—S1.140 271.42 >. Loans and discounts reported by banks In 18 towns of the region isling combined loans in >wns i Br e than one bank), were as ; More Cash In Larger Cities Key Texas Points Show Big Rise In Deposits Over '36 By The Associated Press Responses from the larger cities1 of Texas to the state and national bank calls Wetfhesday indicated the state’s total of deposits was far above that of twelve months ago. At Corpus Christi, the figure— *17,617.438—was the highest in the city’s history and represented a gain of more than three miiion dollar! in the past year. Wichita Falls showed the highest amount since 1929. Deposits there were $21,200,998. more than two million dollars above the 1936 figure. San Antonio s total jumped almost 40 million dollars. The figure for Dec. 31. 1937. was *91.430.570, compared to *53.131.852 for the year before. Zeta Gossett, state banking commissioner. said conditions generally were excellent. The states two largest cities, ’ Houston and Dallas, showed de-clines, but not in amounts sufficiently large be startling. Deposits at Houston were $241.-93* t>33. compared to $248,503,461 in (936. At Dallas the fall was Lam *236 782,259 as of Dec. 31 and $256.-035 496 a year ago. Other reports: 1937 *95,095.731 44.391,087 31.302,353 12.805.162 9.993,757 9.743,272 8 809.831 Fort Worth Galveston Austin Tyler Lubbock San Angelo Abilene 1936 95.072.977 43 758.565 29.895,937 13.420,753 8,436.249 9,410.792 8,078.383 See BANKS. Pg. 3. Col. 3 Big Spring Liquor Election To Court BIG SPRING, Jan. 5 — J* —Hearing on a contest of the Dec. IO liquor election in which Howard county voted dry by 118 majority will start in 70th district cotir her# Thursday morning. Frank George and others charged referendum should be voided because one election order was issued, rescinded and another issued in its stead; this allgedly illegal because done within the space of a year. Lack of full time for absentee voting was another allegation made. Other irregularities were charged in the petition. Moybe She's Late TORONTO. Jan 5 — (Canadian Pi p.v NIi - John Nagle, one of the contenders for Charles Vance Millar’s $500,000 "stork derby" bequest, last night gave birth to her 12th child—a girl. Yuletide Kidnaper Suicides In Indiana RICHMOND, Ind , Jan. 5<*V-Harry C. Walter, 52, unemployed carpenter and father of five children, chave suicide today rather than legal punishment for the Christmas Five kl inapmg of ?- car-old John B- an Jr (    * \ mr bar '•$*' and there other persons. Southwest Ready lo Oppose Freight Boosts At El Paso The Weather 'HU I sr nil VK | \ ITV clouds Ihurtiltt n»>r ti \s*> rnnn riuudv, •Mnr«vfcatif$ Recommendation Muzzling Of Dogs Under Local Option Law Urged By Grand Jury RAINS CHEER WEST TEXAS Wet Year Forecast Augurs Well For Grain, Cattle folder In rxtrriiw north portion Thursday; I rldax fair,    •noirw Imi    rotdrr In mu portion RMT TIA %*: (I.Midi. acruldMl min* Df    provisions    of    the    oral    op I: 6-    I,„    .    ii,    a    rpnnr to county comml'sionera an election for the pilfering rn force the Taylor , sun.net nnd sunrise unless such dog court th&M lias securely fastened about his There s a cheery outlook in West Texas today despite the gloomy weather that has held sway with its j slippery grip all of this new year, j Peepimj; from behind a clinging j mist tlwf has fluted all over the j country for a dozen ria\s, West Texans sec a brighter day ahead as indicated by the territorial reaction. When the local weatherman started counting off, he stopped at 12 for the number of days since Christmas calendared as cloudy. There is an old saying something to the effect that those first davs after Christmas represent months of the year. That being the case, those who daily read the barometer can crawl from behind a drouth-ridden record with pleasure. .41 INCH FOR 1938 Rainfall recorded in Abilene V4 night by the weather observer amounted to 41 inch which compares with the rormal precipitation of .96 inch for January. However, in the southern area much more moisture has been received and that section is in pink of condition. Barrow pits are standing water, and the largest crop of small grain ever has taken a new lease on life Coleman. Santa Anna, Brownwood, Novice, Talpa, Valera, Ballinger, and many other points of Abilene have been in heart cf the heaviest rain. With that much precipitation throughout Hie territory, the outlook will be even brighter. At this time of the year ranchers a re receiving the greatest benefic, since pasture* are greatly improve. And in a short time will bring about a reduced feed bill. Besides being a big help to ranchers and grain farmers .the rain had injected a new spiirt into the entire activity and the new year See RAIN, Pg. 3, Col- 4 in m*t and »outh portion* I hur*ila> day parti* <-|<>u<l\. *<>rnrwhal roldrr. Mod-*r*tr «hiftln* wind* on the coati broom In* non hr rt> OKI. A Ho>l A Tnrtl* cloud*. •on ir m hat rooirr In nr«t portion lhurtda*; I rirla* fnlr, colder in rast portion. MAV MI:MCO, VRI/.<• s • I air T hor* «(»,* and Krtda.* . Ill tile change in trmprr- • turf. Ran*,. of t#niiK»raturv >r*trrita* : A. V4. MOI K P. M 37 . .. ••■«.... I ....... . 4- sr .........* * [ l ;....... 4Z •77 ... ........3 ....... 43 ■17 ... . ........ 4 4.1 37 ... S ...... 41 na . . . .......... « .......... «1 SM ti SS ti ss 41 ss 41 Sn® it 47 MidnlKhl 37 tion dog law was made in a report of 4fd district court gland jury Wednesday. A    leu, n    report    wn    ovei to recommendations concerning investor ions made into the poisoning O' ocs and    kiliiJM °* sheep n dogs wa- p bf^ the body. The investigation was made at insertion of J u* Milburn S. Lon^ “We find    that ’ >    virtue of    the acts    of the    45th legislature a    law was    passed    which    when adopted by this count), will make it a criminal offense punishable by a promises xxx mouth a leather or metallic muzzle as will effectively prevent such dog from killing or injuring sheep, goats, calves or other domsetic animals or fowls,’* the report reads. “x x x Said law further provides that any dog known to have attacked killed oi M pd any sheep, goats, calves mf any other domestic animal or fowl "hall be killed by the owmer of >uch dog. xxx “Such law provides that the owner of sheep, goals or other domestic animals or fowls subject to the lavages of sheep-killing dogs, may place poison on the Ht*h*»l nnd hmev temper* nee* to    s P. rn. »e*trr<U>. 43    .mil 37; »•    i> date    a >*“»r a*n, Cli <*nd 34 '*un»*t xrM-rda*.    v IV:    .m<    e    t«da*. ts41: •un ct intl**, lf Rainfall far 74    hatir* rn    I    »•    9 P- nr- ,n. finr not exceeding $100 or by confinement in tin county jail for not more than 50 da s. or bv both such fine and imprisonment, for the owner of any dog to permit such dog to run a* large between “This law does not authorize, and we hereby condemn any person from placing poison on the premises of another, x x x" The report was .signed by C. R-Penningmn, foreman. EL PASO. Jan. 5—.7*—Witnesses Lorn throughout the southwest were gathering here Wednesday night for the joint hearing before the interstate commerce commission and the Texas railroad commission on the proposed 15 percent railroad freight rate advance. The hearing is scheduled to begin at IO a. rn. Thursday. Commissioner Claude R. Porter will preside for the ICC. Texas’ representative has not been named. West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona towns are interested in the proposed rate increase. The Texas commission will take testimony because of the increase on intrastate shipments and the IOC because of the proposed hike in inter-state freight. Interests of shippers in Abilene and Central West Texas will be represented at the El Paso hearing by T. N. Ctrswell, secretary-man-ager of the Abilene chaaiber of commerce. He left here' by train yesterday afternoon armed with a brief which Carewell hoped would influence the commission to deny the proposed rate hike. Also due to represent this region was E. R. Tanner of El Paso, traffic manager of the West Texai Chamber of Cemmerce. ;

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