Abilene Reporter News, January 8, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO PR1ENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR -WORLD' EXACTLY AS VOL. LVII. PI.M (AP] ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, PAGES P.... NUMBER 236 Air, Ocean Ships Comb Vast Area For Lost Fliers Search Joined By 284 Planes; Hope Falters For Seven Missing Since Wednesday; Eighth Falls To Death SAN PEDRO, Calif., Jan. fighting ships scanned the sea while 284 planes hunted from the air in an area of square miles off. the coast here for eight naval fliers lost at sea. There was no hope for the eighth flier, Cadet Scott P. Haw- kins, 29, of Jefferson City, Mo. He fell to death yesterday 100 miles offshore from a catapulted plane attached to the cruiser Chicago while engaged in the search for the other seven missing navy birdmen. IN NEW CRUISER Hope waned for the seven men unreported since Wednesday eve- ning on one of the navy's newest cruisers of the air. These seven were Lieut. Truman E. Carpenter, 23, pllol. of Passump- slc, VI.; Aviation Cadet Philip O. Browning, 28, co -pilot, Lees Sum- mit, Md.; Edgar Anglln, aviation chief machinist mate, 37, Norfolk, Va.; G. A. Mil's. 22, radioman, third class, Prescott. Mich.; C. C. Creech. 22, aviation machinist mate, third class, Richlahd, N. Y.; L. Peace, machinist mate, National City, Calif., and J. J. Adair, 21, radio- man, third class, Caruthersville, Mo. Officers of the staff of the com- mander of aircraft squadrons, scout- ing force, to which the missing plane was attached, said the big sky cruiser could remain afloat for sev- eral days. The commander-ln-chlef of the TJ. S. fleet radioed the Associated Press from his flagship, the Penn- sylvania, that weather was good for the intensive search today. There were two aircraft carriers, the Saratoga and Lexington, each with 72 planes; eleven battleships, each with three planes; a number of cruisers, each having four planes; sixty giant patrol planes and eigh- teen destroyers search. employed is the Exhausted Teruel. Hospital Defenders Submit To Loyalists MADRID, Jan. Spanish government said The tonight 2.000 exhausted and starving In- surgents who had been barricaded In the hospital of Asuncion In Teruel had surrendered under ar- rangements initiated by the Inter- national Red Cross. With Ihe fall of this base, the government said, only small strag- gling groups of insurgents remained In the city, which has been Ihe scene of bitter fighting for 17 days, and that these were expected to surrender soon. The government communique also said two companies of crack Navarrese troops, about 230 men, surrendered in a body In a fierce attack upon insurgent positions In the Muela de Tcruel sector out- side Teruel. Tue collapse of Ihe hospital de- fenders came a little more than two weeks after they hntl barri- caded themselves in the old quarter of the city after It had been oc- cupied by government forces. The communique said the first group 500 women, children, aged and wounded, spve themselves up at 2 p. m. under amnesty terms and were In a pitiable state of exhaus- tion. U. S. Diplomatic Lineup Juggled Kennedy Envoy To Great Britain; Wilson To Berlin WASHINGTON, Jan. W'j President Roosevelt announced to- day the most sweeping diplomatic shakeup since he took office, the. important posts of London, Berlin, Moscow, Brussels Ottawa and Santiago, Chile. Tlie president sent lo the senate the nominations of: Joseph P. Kennedy, chairman of the maritime commission, to be ambassador to Great Britain. Hugh R. Wilson, assistant secre- tary of state, to be ambassador to Germany. Joseph E. Davies, ambassdor to Soviet Russia, to be' ambassador to Belgium. Norman Armour, minister to Can- ada, to be ambassador to Chile. Three of the new appointees Kennedy, Wilson and Armour, will leave for their posts after the cus' tomary month's "period of instruc- tion." I Davies will not go to Brussels un- til spring. He will remain in this country until that time. His mil- lionaire wife, tile former Marjorle Post; hss been in ill-health. Today's shakeup leaves open the posts of ambassador to Moscow assistant secretary of state, minis, ter to Ottawa. The question of what will becomL of Hugh Simons Gibson, until now ambassador to Belgium, remained unanswered. Asked tlus question President Roosevelt said he did not know. P. E. Walker Dies Of Heart Attack P. E. Walker. 56, resident of Abi- lene for 25 years, died unexpectedly of heart attack at his home, 1026 Butternut, at 10 p. m. Friday. After bcintf In good health all day. he complained of discomfort at supper time, and succumbed after a short Illness. Born In Whitney, Texas. Mr. Walker was In the sheet metal business here. Sun-Ivors include his wife, a daughter. Mrs. Everett Wagner of Abilene; two sons, Fred of Los Angeles and Roger of Hon- olulu: R brother. Cecil of Whitney, and a sister of Whitney. Funeral arrangements will be an- nounced from Elliott's FunertI home upon receipt of word from relatives. Hickory Residence Damaged By Blaze Pirr> orlsmatinsr from a wafer healer severely rtr.maged the home of C. L. Darrlcn. 212S Hlctsory street, yesterday afternoon. Interior of Ihe bathroom, where Ihe heater was located, was burned wt and Ihe roof over the bathroom ind two other rooms were damaged Yesterday morning firemen an- swered an alarm to 1641 Orange to garage aparlmcnt. Wlrjjes cur- tains ignited from s gp.s healer and jaused damage to wall paper. Oilier of the house was Mrs. '.lyrllc Ixidlow and occupant was Urs. Mabel Marlfn. Three of the Martin children playing in the ,-oom were sllghlly burned. Personnel HikeOk'd For Safety Dep't AUSTIN. Jan. IJPi forcements were ordered today fo the slate's army campaigning fo highway safety. The public safely commissioi authorized a (raining school begin nlng March 2 for upwards of 7 "rookies" who will attempt I qualify as highway patrolmen sn driver's license bureau inspectors Members believed Ihe added per sonnel would aid materially in re ducing Texas' highway mishap which have climbed alarmingly i recent years. They ruled applications may b made beginning Jan. 10 and no later than midnight of Jan. 25. M'Donald Satirically Criticixes Governor AUSTIN, Jan. (iT) Commissioner William H. McDon aid added another chapter toda to the long controversy belwce Gov. James V.sAllred and hlmse' over the Venmex riverbed lease i Wichita county. In a statement sprinkled wit sarcasm, the commissioner claime that If Allred's present positlo was correct, the stale had los J26.107 through his (Allred's) fall ure lo act earlier. The governor had crilicized Me Donald for renewal of the lease t the Venmcx Oil company oi Wich ita Falls, claiming it was not re quired and was not to the state best interest. I Duce Aims At Mediterranean taval Prowess Surpassing Of English, French Navies Is Goal ROME, Jan. Be- Ito Mussolini today announced a irprlse naval building program to ve Italy absolute Mediterranean upremacy over the normal Brilish r French slrength. II Duce announced construction ould bsgin immediately on two battleships, 12 destroyers nd an undisclosed number of sub- larlnes. The sudden move was onsldered the fascist answer to 'hat has been described as "the aval race of democratic coun- ries." Completion of the program by 941 would give Italy her largest ightlng navy and place her second n rank only to Russia In subma- Ines. IAV BROADEN POSITION There was a hint in some author- lalive comment Italy Intended to .ssert her position outside the Jedlterranean. Vireinio Gayda, the idilor who often speaks for the lovernment, said "Ihe Rome-Tokyo axis Is a lypical manifestation of his new broadening spirit." (He referred to the anti-com- munism pact linking Italy, Ger- many and Japan who together, when their announced building Jlans are completed, would have a otal tonnage of approxlamtely (The tonnage of the British navy alone, however, Is virtually equal to he combined strength of the three slates and Britain has :Ust announced an Increased pro- irani.) 'TO I'ROTECT EMPIRE" Mussolini's step was presented chlelly as necessary lo protect the new Italian empire, provide sure communication with North Africa and defend Italy against "attempts at strangulation and intimidation by anyone who arrogates to him- self Ihe prerogative of sole custo- dian of European order." (The Italian announcement caus- ed 'French officials 'to. declare JVancei. must, meet it. The nava committee of 'the chamber of dep- uties prepared for an immediale conference with the naval minis- try on building two bat- AT RATE Shippers From El Paso Threaten fo Give Mexican Roads Business No, Boys, The Good Old Days Are Gone EL PASO, Jan. stale commerce commission representatives learned with some surprise today that cattle raisers and sheep men have buried the hatchet on Ihe range these modern days and no longer shoot each other on They also discovered lhat "cowboy struck" eastern debut- antes usually abandon matri- monial Intentions when they find out the average wage for a "puncher" is about a month and board. Former U. S. Senator H. O. Bursum of New Mexico, explain- ed that he both sheep and catlle on his Socorro, N. M., ranch. "In the old times." he said, "there was war when a cow- boy met a sheep herder, but the days of range 1 feuds are gone." EXPECT OTHER AGREEMENTS British-U.S. Trade Pact In Offing nglish Experts EL PASO, Jan. f this border city threatened to- ay to divert their business to lexican railroads If lines of the Jnlted States are allowed a 15 ier cent freight-rate Increase. They testified at an Intsrslale ommerce commission regional learing on Ihe proposed increase. equested by American roads, "We will ship through Mexico unless something is done to relieve he declared M. S. Dar- >yshlre of an El Paso foundry. There is no oilier alternative." Maintaining that rail shipping in his section already Is hampered by an "unfair" rate differential, he and other witnesses said they could save money shipping by Mexican rail- roads and boat, via Tamplco, Mex. They also said increase of rail freight rates would result In diver- sion of much shipping to truck lines. Support for the proposed Increase came from J. Ben Crltz, secretary of the Dallas chamber of com- merce. Three witnesses from Abilene, Tex., T. N. Carswell, G. C. McDon- ald and Rupert Harkrldcr, said they would favor the Increase If hearings show "it Is needed." Claude R. Porter, ICC examiner, concluded the hearing here today and left for Los Angeles, where a similar hearing will open Monday. City Fathers Order Referendum On Parking Meters January 20 Abilenians will have an opportunity.on January 20 to register their opinion on parking meters. An unofficial referendum was called yesterday by the city com- 'Game law'Cited On Rural Mail Boxes Huntsmen who fail to find other game were advised yes- terday that there is no open season on rural mail boxes. The.warning followed reports of mail boxes on one or more star routes near Abilene being riddled by shotgun fire. Damaging mail boxes is a fedcrai offense. Persons con- vlctiai may he fined as much as Jl.QOO and a. sentence as high as years in also may be assessed. Funeral Here For itis Oklahoma Student Funeral for Kenneth Read, 25, University of Oklahoma student who died yesterday of spinal menin- gitis at Norman, Okla.. will be held .at, Eliott's chapel here Sunday at 2 p. m. Dr. T. S. Knox, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, will offi- ciate. Burial will be In a local ceme- tery by the grave of his father Fred Read, who died last August in an automobile wreck near Midland Kenneth Read returned to mission, at the request of Mavor Will W. Hair. OPPOSITION WANES Although opposition to the meters apparently has been dying down re cently, Maj'or Hair observed, "I do not believe we should make a pur chase of this magnitude withou some expression from the people." The four-months trial period end on January 23. Alter that, the cit has ten days to say whether th meters shall remain or be taken out The machines are each anc Abilene has 161 of them in use, wit the parking meter company recalv Ing three-fourths of the money de posited in them. If purchase mjfde, the, money already recelvi -bjMtrie 'company will apply -on 'th meters pn Ihe pany and one-fourth for the cit basis. and payment will conllnu -Ihree-fourlhs lo the com Jap Envoy Hoots Peace Suggestion SHANGHAI, Jan. (Sal a Japanese arm maneuvered for a stranglehold o China's lifeline railway the Jap anese ambassador lo China declare today peace negotiations were "ou of the question for the present." The envoi', Shigeni Kawagoe told Japanese newspapermen "Japa should repudiate the national ernment as China's central admin istration." Meanwhile, the commander British Iroops at Shanghai. Majo General A. P. D. Teller-Smollet British Trade Pact Safe For Woo I men WASHINGTON, Jan. Senalor O'Mahoney (D-Wyo) said lonight he "had every reason to be- lieve" interests of the wool industry would not be sacriifccd In the pro- posed trade agreement with Great Britain. He said that after conferences st the slate department, he under- stood tlie announcement of intention to negotiate such an agreement "applies only to manufactured wools and must not be Interpreted as even indicating an Intention upon the part of our government to grant concessions upon these particular Items." STRANDED FOR Pilot Brings Rescuers lo Airline Passengers In New Jersey Swamp NEWARK, N. J., Jan. Stranded for four hours In the middle of a swamp, five passengers of a Irttuport airliner cheered as their piiot guidccl rescuers to i'neir partly-sunken ship. Pilot Usher Roiuch of Chicago, cut over the eye when his heart struck lhs instrument panel as he undershot storm-swept Newark air- port, walked more tlian two miles through mud and water to pick up a. party. The rescuers found passengers of the American Airlines plane un- hurt and their spirits buoyed by Co-Pilot Stanley Gerdtng of Chi Lalley." commented Jack Ryan of Evanston, III, a passtnger. "She's aces. She kidded us all Into think- ing we were coming into the air- port, not our coal.'; rcacry and every- thing." Housch. flying in from Chicago In Ihe 21-passenger. eight-Ion plane, rode the Newark radio beam, but the heavy rain hampered his visi- bility. As the ship -Irded overhead for a half hour after Its scheduled a, m. landing time, the stewawuis strapped the passeng- ers to their seals. At Roasch, who has 9.000 v-o-Pilot Stanley Gerdtng of Chi- flying hours to his credit In nine cago and a pretty stewardc.v. Vcr- years' service, came In for a land- onlc.i Lallcy. graduate nurse of Mercy hospital. Jancsville, WIs. "All the raves go to Venioica ing. The plane finally came to rest on badly damaged landing gear and lusclagc. and with his mother, Mrs. Fred R-ead of Big Spring. Tuesday, his mother was notified of his illness and she went to his bedside. Messages received Tursday by friends in Abilene stated there was little hope of recovery. Yesterday they learned of his death in a Nor- man hospital. An Elliott's coach was sent to Norman yesterday and will return this morning with the bods'. Abilenians assoclalcd with Read during his visit here were assured last night by doctors at the Norman hospital lhat there was no danger of their conlacting Ihe disease. Local doctors yesterday procured some meningocoecus antitoxin, pK- vcnlallvc injections. In case an emergency should arise. An Associated Press dispatch night said that Dr. A. P'owlcr. student health service director at the University of Oklahoma, had is- siiad a statement that the fifteen boys that stayed in a boarding house with Read were not Infected after making throat tests. County 7th Grade Teachers To Meet A meeting of seventh teachers of Taylor county Monday altcrnoon at has been called by H. H. McGregor of North Park school. It will be held in the dis- trict court rooai. Purpose of toe meeting is to make a decision on definite plans for the seventh grade tour, the American Region medal award, a one-act play. Bad .county graduation. Mc- Gregor is chairman of a county committee to act on the above pro- crfvm. municipal police by Japanese sol diers. He was reported to hav warned that repltitlon of the ind dent might bring "grave conse uences." Half Detroit's Workers Idle, obers Hear Relief Is Urgent For Thousands, Says CIO Leader WASHINGTON, Jan. ialf the automobile workers in De- roit liave been Jald olf and those till employed are working only 12 o 24 hours each week, Homer Mar- in, CIO union leader, Informed he senate unemployment commit- ee today. "Immediate action is he estified, "for the relief of hundreds >f thousands of workers facing im- nediate hardship and other hun dreds of thousands facing such low wages that It Is Impossible for them o obtain a proper living." .Martin said General Motors had cut employment from a 1937 peak of 220.000 to and Chrysler rom to 15.000. He said his statement was based on figures iupplied by the motor companies to the United Automobile Workers, o which he is president. He said best estimates for thi Pord plant, with which the union had no relations, were that 50.0CK of a normal force were a work. 12-Z4 HOURS WEEKLY For those whom General Motors has retained, the work week Is 2 hours, he continued; Chrysler em ployes are working 12 to 24 hour weekly, and Ford workers one t nor'.h ta nltidi nti thf ritivM. OKLAHOMA: TnMlr ctftfldy, not r.iM Mtnrda> Mjntljj flnnrfj and an-., lid, warmer In pnrtrtin. N K IV MIAUO. AKIWVYA: .Iy Milk Htun 1 47 48 40 6 I r.-ii; ;