Abilene Reporter News, January 6, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

January 06, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter- VOL. LVM. Pt.u [APJ FDR's Budget Calls For Half Billion Slash Figure Allowed Elasticity To Care For Foreign Troubles And Relief Needs; Mixed Comment Greets Plan T E Mayor W. W. Hair was denounc WASrliniilUK, Jail. Roosevelt sent ed yesterday for "high-handed arb- to congress today a budget calling for a out in gov- ernmcnt spending- next fiscal year, but estimated nevertheless there would be a billion dollar deficit. and logical effort to bring expen- ditures and income into balance at the earllesl possible dale." Several indicated Ihey could nol agree to the president's proposed halving of the present for public roads. At almost Ihe same time his mes- sage was being read lo the senate and house, (he president began a conference with high naval officials and legislative leaders on a mes- sage he proposes lo send congress, asking supplemental naval appro- priations. Two Are Held In Lamesa Slaying One Arrested By Dawson Officers; Other At Wichita LA MESA, Jan. .-Oils White of Dawson county to- night said two arrests had been made in connection with Investiga- tion Into Ihe hijacking of a hab- erdashery here me night of Dec- ember 11 nnd the falal shooting of Maxie Woodroff, a clerk in the store. Additional arrests were expected "at any he said. A report from Wichita alls' to- night said a man who gavevhis ad- dress as Lamesa had been picked up by authorities on strenglh Of a cir- cular from Ihe Dawson county sheriffs office. While said the man arrester! at Wichita Falls was wanted here in connection with Iheft but did not include definitely that he was as- sociated 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 connec- tion with the shooting Is being held, but no charges have been tiled, White said. Stick-Up Men Wound Pair, Get GUTHRIE. Ky., Jan. S Three masked men wounded a negro postofflcc messenger, shot down the chief of police and nee! here Me today wilh a mail bag containing before any one could give chase or even open fire on them. The men drove up as Arthur Minims. 42, postofficc messenger, walked through an open space abcut 100 yards from Ihe depot wh'ere the for Louisville. There was a sudden burst from i sub-machine gun. Mlmms fell with i shot In his forehead. Trying to iraw his plslol, Police chief c. M. Sherrod fell with n flesh wound In w.cii leg. Guy Askew, a postoffice wes forced into robbers' iClomoblla. ABILENE VISITOR At the same time he gave notice that because of two grave troubles and the relief needs of the un- deficit may be even greater. Congress received the message with mixed comment. Some said there should be greater cuts in spending. Others ob- jected to some recommended cuts. DEPLORED Chairman O'Connor (D-NY) the house rules committee said he regretted "very much to see this irreducible minimum of a require- ment of about for federal expenses. Roosevelt's estimate of total ex- penditures was com- pared with estimated expendi- tures for this vear, closing next June 30, of He estimated revenues for the 1939year would be com- pared with an estimate of for this year. The greater part of (he proposed cut in spending was accounted for by the total suggested for relief. The budget figure was against this year. Failure of Roosevclts' figures to allow all that some had hoped for farm benefits brought quick pro tests. Noting that the budget called for a direct appropriation for soil conservation payments am use ol of other fund; for this purpose, Senator McGil! co-author with Senator Pope (D-Idaho) of the senate farm bill, commented: "Tlie sum is entirely inadequate It has been our understanding al along that we could count on Surely Hie'congress will in- sist on it." '.'We must have at least 000." Pope, said. SHEPPARD MtfJtOYfb" There were e ral com ments of approval, however, such as that of Senator Sheppard (D-Tex) who said the budget was "an honest Scouts' Leader Arrives Today Banquet Te Fete Walter W. Head Set ForTofiigh't Walter W. Head, president af the Boy Scouts of America and of the General American Life Insurance company, will ba the guest of the city of Abilene today and Friday. Motoring from Fort Wbrlh, Ihe national scout leader will arrive In Abilene in time to address the Har- dln-omimons university students in assembly at 10 o'clock this morning, his first engagement of a busy whirl of entertainment and activity ar- ranged for his stay here. The Har- oui will be broadcast over radio station KRBC. Business will be mixed with pleas- ure during his visit. Scouts, and scout leaders of Abilene and surrounding area will pay tribute to their national chief with a banquet at the First Methodist church at 7 o'clock this evening. At noon today Head will address the weekly Lions club luncheon at the Hilton hotel snd this aflcrnoan he will be guest See SCOUTS. Pj. 3, Col. 4 Woman Uninjured In Crossing Mishap BALL1NGER. Jan. Mrs. Ralph Hoskins escaped pos- sible serious injury loday when her automobile was struck by a Santa Fe freight train at a. down crossing here this afternoon. Mrs. Hoskins received only minor bruises but suffered severe shock. She was given treatmenl in Halley and Bniley hospital and dismissed. She said she had neither seen nor heard Ihe train. The car, a light coupe, was drug- ged about 150 feet, wilh Mrs. Hos- kins in it. it did not turn over. Culberson To Get Road Construction AUSTIN, Jan. 5 -m-Highway 130 in Culberson county Is included in plans for highway conslrucllon costing an estimated In Texas which will be ready for sub- mission lo bids Jan. 25, according to the stale highway department. Included in the improvements for the Jan. 23 letting was grading and drainage structures on this high- way from Ilic junction wilh high- way 54 lo Pine Springs. OK WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FQES, WE SKlffUH YOUfr WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6, 1938. PAGES o Ufiit.i PI.II Statement By Aviation Group- Denounces Hair Sharply Criticized For Not Pressing Airport Project dilatory .misfit one-man rule' In a statement Issued by George L. Paxlon Jr.- as chairman of Ihe avi- ation committee of the Abilene chamber of commerce. Paxton. tracing a seven-month campaign for Improvements lo the municipal airport, laid blame for delay in securing those Improve- ments rtlrectly to the mayor. His statement was prepared after a meeting Tuesday at which avia- tion commitleemen decided to post- pone sending a petition bearing 500 signatures to Ihe Post Office de- partment. The petition asks the de- partment to designate Abilene for a westbound plane stop. At present an eastbound ship landing here each evening is the city's only air mall and passenger service. Object of their campaign, aviation committeemen have said, is to provide faster mail service to Ihe west coast and to make it possible for travelers leaving here by plane to return by Ihc same medium of travel. Said Pa.vlon's formal statement. "We, the avlalion committee, be- lieve the voters of Abilene will want to know some of the true condi- tions existing in the management of (he city's affairs. ONE ANSWER: 'NO MONEY' ''Whether you realize it or not, we have tile most high-handed, arbi- trary, dilatory, misfit one-man rule ever to afflict this mayor who knows only one answer, ''no money.' We do not mean this to involve the personality of the roan himself but rather Ihe office as he Irles to fill it. Personally, the mayor is a grand old gentleman. "This commiltee assembled dala from the Post Office department, the Department of Commerce, the airlines and the pilote, showing the, inadequacy of our facilities." Paxton's statement says the in- formation first was presented city See AVIATION, Pj. J, Col. 4 Baptist Outing Date Postponed lo Miss Farmers'Rash Time Annual Lucders Baplist encamp- ment will be held a month later than usual (his .vear in order to avoid conflict with farmers' "busy season.1' Dates were set for July 18-29 in a mooting of the program committee Wednesday. Previously the encamp- ment has been held in the lattsr Part of June but change was made to enable more farmers and their families to attend. Late June is a busy season for farmers, with grain harvests underway and cotton chop- ping and cultivalion nt hand. One week of the convention will be devoted to BTU work, the other to Sunday school training. WMU courses will run throughout Ihe period. Members of the program commit- tee are the Rev. H. H. Stephcnson Ranger, Ihe Rev. B. N. Shcphard, Abilene, the Rev Roy Shahan Rule IheRev.J.R. McBeth, Abilene. Mrs J. B. Buckley and J. D. Riddle ol Abilene. Announcement has recently been made that the district 17 conven- tion of Baplists will be held at Hardin-Simmons March 31 and April Dr. Marshall Craig of Dal- las will be main speaker. Ford Will Defy Board's Order DETROIT. Jan. Ford Motor company notified the nat- ional labor relations board today it would not comply wilh the board's order to reinstate employes alleged to have been discharged for union Activity and to "cease and desist" relating to from specified actions labor organizations. The response contended the board's order were "unjustified by the facts and unsupported by the evidence." and that the board "ex- ceeded both its constitulional and Its statutory authority." Prosperity Deposits Upward In 1937 'DEAD'BUT ALIVE JJarley o. Wreton declared "legally dead" and un- able to get a job. was arrested for robbery In Everett, Wash. The body of a man killed in Montana five years ago was idenlificd as and since that time his wife has been drawing compensation. State Leasing Scrap Widened Renewal Canceled By McDonald As Probe Scheduled AUSTIN, Jan. of the controversy over policies of the general land office broadened today as Senator T. J. Holbrook, chairman, announced a committee of the sen- ale would inquire into the leasing of state lands. Other developments Included: Land. Commissioner -William H. McDonald lease In the Wichita river bed near the KMA oil field granted the Venmex Oil company last Decem- ber, Attorney General William Mc- Craw filed suit in Travis county district at the request of Governor James .V. Alired, the lat- ter said, to establish title to the lease. Holbrook said the committee, em- powered to Investigate anything in the stale government, would meel Jan. 17. McDonald said he had cancelled Ihe. lease renewal because his au- thority lo Issue- il had been ques- tioned by the governor and C. V. Terrell, who, with McDonald, com- pose the state mineral development board. CITIES PRECEDENT There were numerous precedents on which he based the renewal, he added, Including one by Governor Alired himself. He said "he referred to a Brazos river bed tease granted in 1921 and expiring in 1931. "Six days short of three years after expiralion of the'lease, a re- newal was granted by J. H. Walker, then land commissioner." McDon- ald said. "Al lhat lime Mr. Alired was attorney general and as such was chief legal advisor fov state departments. There Is oil production on the Vcnmex lease and has been since the lease was issued in 1926, Mc- Donald continued. Baltimore And Ohio Granted RFC Loans WASHINGTON. Jan. 5. (f> Jesse H. Jones.chairman of Ihe Re- construction Finance corporation announced tonight the RFC would lend to the Baltimore fc Ohlo railroad and also provide (or J2.223.000 of maturing equipment inist certificales. subject to inter- state commerce commission appro- The announcement was made fcr B. o. securities displayed weakness on the New York stock exchange today. The railroad had had a request for RFC aid pendlns for sometime. It said a loan would enable It to maintain Its property at the present standard ot efficiency and avoid reduction in mainten- ance forces which might otherwise b? required. RAINS CHEER WEST Wet Year Forecast Jiugurs Well For Grain, Cattle There's n cheery outlook in West Texas today 'despite Ihc gloomy i_nit virtu i iroiTi Deiiind a t weather that has held sway with Its ridden record wilh pleasure m'ir, all nt IKj- j, ''-K slippery grip all of this new year. Pceptug from behind a clinging mist tim has flfrteti nil over Ihe country for a dozen days, Wes is indicated hy the territorial reac- tion. When the local weatherman started counting off, he stopped IS for the number of days since Ihrlslmas calendared as cloudy. There Is mi old saying something lo Ihe effect lhat those first days alter Christmas represent months of the year. That being the case, those who daily read the barometer can crawl from behind a drouth- INCH FOR 1938 Rainfall recorded in Abilene Wst night by the weather observer amounted lo .41 inch which com- pares with tlie rormal precipita- tion Of .96 inch for January. However, in the southern area much more moisture has been re- ceived and that secllon Is in pink of condition. Barrow plls are sland- tng waler. and the largest crop of small grain ever has taken new tease on life. Coleman, Santa Anna, Brownwood, Novice, Talpa, Valera, Ballinser. and many other points of Abilene have been In heart c( the heaviest rain. With that much precipitation throughout Uic territory, the look will be even brighter. At this Jin-.c of the year ranchers srr re- ceivins the greatest benefits, since pastures are greatly lmprovr.1 and In a short time will bring about a reduced feed bill. Besides being R big help lo ivutch- ers and grain farmers .the ruin hart injected a new spilrt into thr en- tire aclivity and the new year See RAIN, n. 3, Col. 4 Jurist Trims Courts Conservatives Swing Of Power To Liberals As Sutherland Quits WASHINGTON, Jan. Iff) Associate Justice George Sutherland announced his retirement from the supreme court today, giving Presi- dent Roosevelt a iong-a walled op- portunity to increase the court's "liberal" faclion to a dependable majority. four of the remaining members- Stone, Brandels, Cardozo and Black habitually espoused a liberal interpretation of the constitution, lending to confer wide powers on the federad -government Instead of restricting them to the letter of that document. Now, one more follower of dial school Is expected to appointed by the president, who.has engaged In repeated battles with the court about the way in which the con. stltutlon should be interpreted. This appointment would give -.the liberal group live of the courtVntne mem- bers. END BALANCE. Aside from these five, Chief Jus- tice Hughes and Associate Justice Roberts have occasionally supported the liberal and occasionally the conservative side. They thus held a balance ot power, nhlch, as Washington sees it, will end with the new appointment. Of course, the new alignment would not reverse the court's his- toric 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, to Mr. Roosevelt's expressed annoy- ance. That decision was six to three. Among the six were Asso- ciate Justice Van Devanter, who retired last spring and was replac- ed" by- Justice land. CAPITAL ABUZZ As always, when an important governmental post becomes vacant, Washington was abuzz tonight with speculation as to who would be ap- pointed. Several names stood at or near the top of each. These were Solicitor General Stanley Heed, Senator Sherman Minton of Indiana and former Sen- ator Sam G. Bratton, now a judge of the ienth circuit court of appeals. Other names mentioned includ- ed: Hobert H. Jackson, assistant attorney general; Felix Frankfurter See SUTHERLAND, Ff. J, Col. C-C Managers Body To Meet In Abilene MIDLAND, Jan. ficers and directors of the Cham- ber of Commerce Managers associ- ation of West Texas will meet in executive session Saturday in Abi- lene. Announcement of the session was was made here today by Bill Col- lyns, secretary-treasurer of the or- ganization. It Is affiliated with the West Texas Chamber of Com- merce. The meeting will be held 6 o'clock Saturday evening In the Hilton hotel. The chamber managers will lay plans for Iheir annual convention next April In Big Spring and fix a dale lor Ihe gathering. It will be their lirst meeting since the as- sociation was organized last Sep- tember In Sweetwater. W. A. WilsoB of Olney is presi- dent of Ihc managers' organlulion. Other officers besides Collyns are J. Benefield of Brady, vice-pres- idcnl; and these directors: Garnet Reeves of Pampa, Ben Smith of Pecos, A. J. Payne of Slaton, George D. Barber of Sweetwater, and Carl Blasfg of Colorado. Ihe Weather VICIN1IVI TEXAS: tlon.lv lv r Irf. of ,M- HOIK 3' I 5 MORE JOBLESS Isador Lubin com- missioner of labor ctallstics, (old a special senate commit- tee in Washington that the drop in employment between October and Mid-December was sharper than that following ths 1929 crash. Oil Supervisor Of Dis't Passes W. J. Garden Dies Of Long Illness; Funeral Friday Death came late yesterday after- noon to one of Texas' most loved and respected oil men, W. J. Car- den, district deputy supervisor of the proratlon district of the Texas railroad commission. For fifteen years district super- visor of this territory, Garden Suc- cumbed' it his home here, rt2133 SojiUtv Second, it illness of one He had not been able to be In his office since March 6 of last year due to chesl and head injuries re- ceived in an, automobile wreck hear- Mineral Wells. However, he remained in full conlrol of his dis- trict, transacting business with oil operators In his home and by lele- phone. FUNERAL FRIDAV Funeral riles will be Friday after- noon at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul's Methodist church with the Hev. C. A. Long, pastor, officiating. As- sisting will be Dr. Thomas W. Brabham, president of McMurry college and the Rev. Willis P. Ger- harl: rector of Heavenly Rest Epis- copal church. Dr. O. p. Clark, lor- mer pastor of St. Paul's, has also been asked to take part In the service. The body will be moved today from the Kixer-Knlght mortuary lo the home. Interment will be made in Ihe local cemelery. William Jasper Garden was born May 29, 1871 in Opelika, Ala., the See GARDEN, PS. .1, Col. 3 School At Haskeil For FSA Workers A series of schools for volunteer workers and Farm Security admin- istration employes lo instruct them In procedure for putting land Into ownership of tenant farmers has been announced by C. M. Evans, FSA regional director at Dallas. One of the schools will be held at Haskeil January 13. Whether or not a school will be conducted in Abilene or Anson, county wats cov- ered by Clarence Symes' distrlcl, was unknown. Purpose of the schools, said ot- ficials of FSA at Dallas, will be to leach workers and employes how to pick farmers lo make farm pur- chase loans Ihe Bankhcad- Joncs farm lenanlry act. Gain Of For 18 Towns Of Area; Loans Record Bulge Of Eight Percent O. ver 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. J724.447 GAIN' HERE In Abilene deposits toMled as compared with 383.83 Dec. 31, 1936, an increase of Loans and discounts here amounted to an Increase of over Dec. 31, 1936. Combined resources of the two Abilene banks were BALLINGER, Jan. from Ballinger's two bunks In answer to today's bank call disclosed that their deposits have risen H90.052.97 In the past year. Their combined total De- cember 31, 1937, was 836.90, compared with 753.93 on December 31, 1936. Loans of the two banking houses registered a gain of from the 1936 year- end figure of to that for 1937 of growth of from the pre- ceding year-end. Cash available by the local banks totaled 16 at the end of last month, or less than a year earlier. Combined deposits of banks In 22 towns of this region were 898.80. The figures for Dec. 31, 1936 were reported for 18 towns and In these the comparison was: Loans In the 18 towns reporting the figures tor Dec. 31, 1936 showec ;fhe totals: Hfjj, In 23 jWiTfWnr'.- ah -J 1336 18.078.383.83 S 23.740.36 271.409.M COMPARISON Deposits at the end of 1937 and of 1936 In 18 West Texas lowns combined deposits where there Is moil than one were as follows: Town 1937 Abilene Trent Rolan Stamford Id mesa Throckmorton Aspermont Balrd Hamlln Munday Big Spring Brownwood Albany Merfcel 657.275.53 Midland Breck'ridge Rising star Odessa Total Deposits at the end of 1937 In towns where no comparative figures were reported included: Bronte Rochester Moran Santa Anna Sweetwater (June 30. and discounts reported by banks ln 18 towns of the region (listing combined loans In towns wlth'.wore than one were as See BANKS, Ff. S, Col. 3 Yuleride Kidnaper Suicides In Indiana RICHMOND. Ind., Jan. 5.-W, Harry C. Wa.'ler, 52, unemployed carpenter and father of five child- ren, chose suicide today rather than legal punishment for the Christmas Eve kidnaping ot 3-year-old. John Bryan, Jr., Cenlervllle son and there other persons. Muzzling Of Dogs Under Local Option Law Urged By Grand Jury thai. >M it'-r ino-et P. IT. ,1> 4? Recommendation to county commissioners an election for the placlns In force of Ihe provisions of the local op- tion dog law was made in a report of 4rd district court prand jury Wednesday. A lengthy report was over io recommendations concerning in- vesllgallons made into Ihe poison- ing of dogs and kllllat of sheep !iv dogs was nwcie of the body. The investigation was made al InsUuiclion or .luricc Milburn S. "We find that by virtue of the acts of the 43lh legislature a law- was pascd which when adopted by this county, will make It a criminal offense punishable by a fine not exceeding }IW or by con- finement In the county jail for not more than 50 days, or by both such line and imprisonment, for the owner ot any dog to permit thr Taylor sunset, ind sunrise unless such dog has securely fastened about his month a leather or metallic muz- zle as will effectively prevent such dog from killing or injuring coats, calves or other donuetle animals or the report reads. "x x x Said law further pro- vides that any dog snown to have attacked, killed, or injured any sheep, goals, calves ft any other domestic, animal or fowl shall be killed by Ihe owner oi such dog. XXX. "Such law provides lhat the owner of sheep, coat.', or other domestic animals or (owls subject to the ravages of sheep-killing doss, may place poison on the promises x x x. "Tills law docs not authorize, and we hereby condemn any per- son from placing poison on the premises of another, x x x' The report was signed by C. R. -...i. u. ...._- a ue was MM such dog to run at terse between Penning'on, foreman. More Gash In Larger Cities Key Texas Points Show Big Rise In Deposits Over '36 By The Associated Press Responses from the larger elite of Texas to the -state and national bank calls. Wednesday indicated the state's total of deposits was far above that of twelve months ago. At Corpus Cliristi, (he was the highest, in city's history and represented a gain of more than Ihree milion dollars in the past year. Wichita Falls, sliotved (he highest amount since '1929. Deposits there were more than two mil- lion dollars above the 1936 figure. San Antonio's total jumped almost 40 million dollars. The figure for Dec. 31, 1937, was com- pared to for the year before. Ooesett, slate banking com- missioner, said conditions generally were excellent. The state's two largest cities, Houston and Dallas, showed de- clines, but not In amounts suffi- ciently large (b be startling. i Houston nut full-Vis w of Dec. 31 and a year ago. Other reports: 1937 1936 Fort Worth Gllveston Austin 337 Tyler Lubbock San Angelo Abilene Big Spring Liquor Election To Court BIG SPRING, Jan. ing on a contest of the Dsc. 10 li- quor election in which Howard county voted dry by 118 majortlji will start in 70th district court Thursday morning. Prank George and others charged referendum should be voided be- cause 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 vot- ing was another allegation made. Other irregularities were charged in the petition. Maybe She's Late TORONTO, Jan John Nagle, one 5 (Canadian of Ihe contenders for Charles Vance Millar's "stork derby" be- quest, last night gave birth to her 12th girl. Southwest Ready To Oppose Freight Boosts Af El Paso EL PASO. Jan. from throughout the southwest were gathering here Wednesday night for the joint hearing before the in- terstate' commerce commission the Texas railroad commission on the proposed 15 percent railroad freight rate advance. The hearing Is scheduled to begin at 10 a. m. Thursday. Commissioner Claude R. Porter will preside for Ihe ICC, Texas' representative has not been named. West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona towns are Interested in the proposed increase. The Texu commission will take testimony be- cause of the increase on .intra- slate shipments and the ICC be- cause of Ihe proposed ltlke in In- ter-state freight. Interests of shippers In Abilene and Central West Texas will be epresentcd at Ihe El Paso hearing by T. N. secretary-min- ager of the Abilene chwiber ol 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 lo represent this region was E. R. Tanner ot H Paso, trif- le manager of the West Chamber of Cemmerct. ;