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Publication: Abilene Reporter News January 9, 1938

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, E SKETCH YOUR WORLD IT VOL. LVil. Wi ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING. JANUARY 19JT THIRTY PAGES IN THREFsECTlONS. FallOfTeruel To Loyalists Termed 'Final' Gov't. Forces In Signal Victory As Surrender MADRID, Jan. and complete subjugation of Teruel was announced by the government today following; thi surrender of Insurgent sold lers and civilians who had held ou against government attacks with In the city for 18 days. In an extraordinary war cpm muntque, which conveyed the grat- itude of the government to the army for Its achievement, Minister of National Defense Indaleclo Pile- to announced the surrender o more than soldiers and civilians who had barricaded them- selves In the shell-shattered build- ings of the Santa Clara convent, Exhausted and disheartened by the surrender of of their comrades In the Asuncion hospital Friday, the last remaining de- fenders left the convent last nigh' after small groups had quit the buildings at intervals throughout the day. PRISONERS TAKEN In a recapitulation of the prison- ers taken, the government listed forty army officers, 450 soldiers 700 wounded and civilians taken from the hospital and ap proxlmately persons taken from the ruins of the convent. Among the military prisoners were Lleut.-Col. Rey D'Harcourt Colonels Barba and Gasca, and eight other high Insurgent chiefs One of the officers taken was the son of Admiral Majaz, a minister of the old Rivera government. Dozens of ambulances and trucks rolled down.the snow-packed high- way from Teruel to Valencia, car- rying 3.000 gaunt insurgent sold- iers and civilians driven by cold hunger, thirst and 'siege from ref- uge In the For they had withstood artillery, rifle fire aiid dynamite. MAY DECIDE WAR Observers were convinced that the Insurgent counter-offensive was slowkig up markedly: The uncer- tainty in Madrid last..week-when Franco's troops were advancing behind a terrific pressure of planes tanks and artillery had given place to full confidence In ultimate gov- ernment success at Teruel. Many observers consider the battle, might decide the outcome of the war. EVENTS TO COME INWE5T TEXAS BIO SPRING-First annual con- vention of the Chamber of Com- merce Sfanagers association of West March heM Hg SPdng STAMFORD-Anmial banquet of the Stamford chamber of commerce Will be held January '4. of the chamber of commerce have set January 20 as dale for the annual .membership banquet. Ballinger firemen are planning to entertain the Hill County Firemen's association on February 8 OLD GLORV-Old Glory high school is to be host for a basketball tournament January H and 15. Old Glory school building will be dedicated January H. nnnual com- anche Trail basketball tournament will be held January 28-29 in the Gorman gymnasium. MOZELLK-Half dOMn teams have already entered the Mozelle basketball tournament, scheduled January 21-22. LORAINE-March 2, 3, 4 and 5 have been set as dates for the Loralne Poultry show. SANTA Associations! Laymen's Union will meet with the First Baptist church in Santa Anna Thursday night. January 13. of the south 7one of the Hnskell association of Bap- tist Training Union will be held at Rule January 18. Baptist as- sociation will meet with Clyde Bap- tist church Tuesday, January II. IRA-Both boys and girls teams are to compete in the Ira basketball tourney. January 14 and 15 MERKEt-Monihly meeting of the Merkc] Parent Teacher as- sociation will be held January 13 JAYTON-Workers meeting for the Stonewall Baptist association will be held in Jayton January 14 ALL POlNTS-Various unlls of the National Farm Loan associa- tion will hold their annual meet- ings Tucsdaj-. nnuary Among those towns In which meetings will be held nre: Roby. Swcctwater, Clyde. Lamefa, Colorado, Jayton Munday, Big Spring, Abilene, Stam- ford, Anson, Bride-Daughter, 12, Happy Mother Says TUCUMCARI, N. M., Jan. today at a new home near Conchas dam were Daniel Brown, 18, and his 12- year-old bride, Lizzie Ruth Bridges. Asked if the daughter was hap- py, mother, Mrs. Edward Brown, replied: "Well, I guess they (UP] NUMBER 237, AGAINST BUSINESS 'MINORITY' No-Compromise Fight Declared By Roosevelt PftP v FOR CIVIC Boosters Announce Eight Plank Platform An eight-plank platform for civic progress In the next 12 months was announced yesterday by [he Abi- lene Boosters club. "We resolve to seek and perpetu- ate neighborly goodwill, to Initiate i vigorous Industrial plan, to itudy closer the city's chronic and Immediate needs rather than plac- ing selfish interests first, and to stimulate a more versatile enter- tainment executives said on behalf of the organization. The club, organized by the city's younger business and professional men last September, proposed: To create inter-city goodwill by acknowledging trade and visits of neighboring towns "in a spirit of appreciation rather than merely saying a trivial To bring more industries here "by making Abilene attractive to indus- FKIENDLV TOWARD OIL MEN To make friends with the oil fra- ternity; To seek more entertainment be- cause "Abilene should- be the en- tertainment headquarters for this To Interest itself in procuring more parks; To assist In forming an organiza- tion of business men to protect them and Abilene citizens "from il- legitimate and fraudulent solicita- tion in advertising and promotional To sponsor organization of a community chest; And to conduct a campaign Jor all citizens to pay their poll taxes. Details of the Boosters club plat- form are presented In a page ad- vertisement in this edition of the Abilene Reporter-News. DRIVE FOR MEMBERS President Ed Grlssom and other See BOOSTERS, Tg. 9, CoL I Wylie School Bonds Invalid Election Called Improperly, Says Att'y-General The bond issue voted last summer by Wylie Consolidated school district has been held in- valid by Attorney-General William McCraw, county Superintendent Tom McGehee said Saturday The attorney-general's depart- ment said that procedure followed in calling the election was-incor- rect. The election was called by County Judge Lee R. York on pe- lltion of the district, whereas, ac- :ordlng to the ruling, it should fiave been called by thf board of trustees of the school wise, votes should have been can- vassed by tills board rather than by Ihe county commissioners court, said' the ruling. 'We thought that Wylie was a common consolidated said McGehee. "In that case the elec- tion should have, been called by lift county judge' and the results canvassed by the commissioners' court. But the attorney-general leld it lo be a rural high school, 'or-which elections'must be called by the board Superintendent Ben L. Graham of Wylte school said Saturday that a new petition was being circulat- ed in the district, and that it would be presented to the Wylie trustees in accordance with the procedure approved by the attorn- 'Purposes and intents of the new wtition are Identical with tlie former election and the results of which will be incorporated into the bond records In lieu of the former said Graham. Date for the election will be set scon, Graham believed. According o Judge York, a 1331 poll tax re- ceipt must be presented at the election, since a 1937 receipt for a 936 poll tsx is now invalid. "There has been no contention among the voters." said Graham. 'The previous election carried by a majority of little more than two o one. A new election becomes necessary to validate the issue on a technical error only." The board election was held last 'une, and several months were spent in preparation of the trans- cript for presentation to the at- orney general. All points except hose regarding calling of the elec- ion and canvassing of results were approved by McCraw's office. The was to have been used to construct a new high school building. -and Board Scrap Bring Probe Possibility that the legislature's inti-nepotlsm committee, of which ic Is a member, may investigate he current squabble of Governor Allred and Land Commissioner Villlam H. McDonald was seen Sat- urdny by Rep. Bryan Bradbury. The Abilene legislator said the ommltJee will re-convene Monday n Austin. It has broad powers, he enough to justify such n Investigation if committee mem- lers choose. Bradbury planned to leive late to join committee sessions n Austln' county probate'c'ouVr ITALY BECOMES RAISES RUCKUS Mrs.; -Raymond 57, after creating a' dkturbarice at the of actress Pay Wray in Hollywood, where she was cook. Mrs. Duval pleaded guilty to a charge of .being intoxicated. Work On Dam To Quicken Tempo Four New Truck Tractors Speed Moving Of Dirt After being hampered through December by consistently bad weather, construction of Fort Phan- tom Hill dam promises to strike a fast pace this week. City Engineer R. C. Hopps Eaid yesterday. Arrival of four truck tractors and dtunp wagons is expected to speed up dirt moving, he said. They will likely be put into operation within the coming week. Meanwhile, the Port. Phantom Hill site is beginning to "take on the appearance of a Hoppe declared. In spite of the compar- atively slow progress of recent weeks, the embankment proper Is now about one-sixth in place, and the dam construction as a whole is approximately 20 percent complete. The conduit has been built for ;ome time, but the Inlet tower is yet to be erected. Progress of work is not In propor- tion to elapse of time for comple- tion as set forth in the contract, said Hoppe. While the dam Is 20 sercenl completed, approximately 37 percent of the allotted time is rone. Time began August 15, al- :houjh aclual construction did not get underway until August 19. Ac- cording to terms of the contract, :hc dam is to be finished within 260 working days. Hoppe wid there was no way to ludge whether the deadline would be met. ST. PAUL, Jan. 8-W-Frank B. Kellogg, former United States sec- of state, who died Dec. 21, eft an estate with a probable value of according to his wilt lied for probate, today In Ramsey Dog Law Vote Order Doubtful Petition Needed By Commission To Act Lacking Doubt was expressed last night that the Taylor county commis- sioners court could order in elec- tion to put into effect the local option dog law 2fc is regular meet- ing Monday. As far as is known, no circula- tion has been made of a petition asking such election be called Ac- cording to the state law, the dog law election can be called only on presentation of a. petition bearing the names of 100 (or a majority) of the property-hold ing, tax-paying r J "O grand Wed- voters of the county. The 42nd district court jury's recommendation last nesday that the commissioners court call an election is not bind- ing without the petition. R-. York said that Clyde Oldham, fanner. east -of Abilene, to his' of- fice Saturday afternoon for ,'ii- slstance la .drawing: up, such a be- titlon.' The document was not mitten, however, since the judge desired more time to 'study the He indicated that it 'would be ready for circulation by Monday same day that the commissioners court. meets. Unless rapid circula- tion Is had, it Is doubted that the petition could be returned to the before that meeting Whenever the petition is present an election may be ordered at any date between 10 and days dls- Isingtao Attack Feared As Jap Fleet Arrives Vessels' Mission In Chinese Port Remains Obscure SHANGHAI, Jan, 9. (Sunday) of a Japanese fleet off Tslnstao, rich North China port, created foreigners and Chinese today of an impending Japanese attack. In Shanghai, meanwhile, French officials indicated they probably would protest to Japan against an assault by Japanese troops on po- lice of the French concession yes- terday. MYSTERIOUS MISSION The nature of the Japanese fleet off the Shantung province port re- mained obscure. Some Tsinglao reports said the ships were nine- sweepers and old destroyers. Oth- ers, however, said the fleet consist- ed of 12 warships, including 12 up-to-date cruisers and destroy- ers convoying transports. There no Indication of immediate Japanese preparations for a land- Ing. While Chinese 'scorched earth" continued their policy of Hal courthouse adjourns. Cash In Rochester Bank Is The Home state Bank of Ro- chester at the close of business Dec. 31, 1937 had cash available totaling In an article in Thursday morn- ing Issue this item in the bank's statement was Incorrectly printed ,v. This bank has loans and dis- counts of only and de- posits totaling Total resources were Midland Ranchman Dies Unexpectedly MIDLAND, Jan. A. Hutchinson. 62, prominent Mid- land ranchman, died suddenly to- day of a heart attack while en route from his ranch lo Midland by automobile. Mrs. Hutchinson, who had left to open a gate, found him dead when she re-entered the car. Hutchinson was a former resident of Bell and Runnels county and had lived In Midland county since IMS. He was a former county commis- sioner and an inspector for an Oklahoma Cattle agency. Funeral services will be tomor- row afternoon. Begin Mexican Rood EAGLE PASS, Jan. start of CoahuUa's major highway from Piedris Negras southward lo Saltlllo was undertaken this week with the arrival of crews and grading equipment from the Tor- reon sector. chow, eastern terminus of the Lunghai railroad, destroying the Gallon, wharves and public build- ngs, foreign vigilantes at Tslng- :ao organized an emergency com- mittee to protect property. A British hanker, E. H. Gordon, was named chairman of the emer- gency committee and two Amer- cans, W. S. Elliott and P. G. Keefe, were appointed secretary and treasurer. FRENCH DISTRICT According to the French version of the Nantos episode, a Chinese woman attempted to cross the ave- nue of iwo. republics, the dividing line between :Nantao and tht. con- cession, to obtain .violating Japanese rule closing Nantao's boundary to Chinese. A French policeman, of 'Russian nationality, a Japanese sentry beat, the woman He Intervened and was struck tn the Other Japanese soldiers rushed to the scene and. started to drag the policeman toward Nantio When he struggled free, about 100 of the Japanese troops levelled rifles and machine guns across the boundary from the armed French police. 'Russian Roulette' Blamed For Death Of Texas Student AUSTIN, Jan. soclates of Thomas H. Marktey, 21, formerly of Houston, ex- pressed the opinion at a court of inquiry here today that he died "through playing 'Russian roulette' once too often." Markley. a University of Tex- as Journalism sludent until six weeks ago, was fatally shot last night in the street in front of his home, where-a small dinner party observing his 21st birth- day was in progress. No verdict was returned but investigators said they were convinced the shooting was not a homicide. Russian roulette, as described by the youth's friends, starts with spinning the cylinder of a revolver loaded with one bullet. The player then points the wea- pon at himself and pulls the trigger. Markley had played the biz- arre game often, witnesses at the court of inquiry said. He maintained, they added, that when the cylino'er stopped the spin the loaded chamber al- ways would be at the bottom because of the weight of the bullet. Tne trigger, according to his theory, would fire the upper chamber and no harm would result. Associates of the youth told the court of inquiry he often had discussed suicide and written poetry about it. MISSING WITH NAVY BOMBING PLANE Lieut. Truman Ernest Car- penter Passumpsle, Vt., a native of Cadet Philip O. Browning, native of Lee's Summit, Mo., were aboard the navy bombing plane miss- ing from San Diego, Calif. Carpenter was in command and Browning was co-pilot. STRUGGLE TO CONTROL S'EAST EUROPE TAKES NEW SHAPE BUDAPEST. Hungary, Jan. H-A struggle for the balance of In southeast ntensc in Europe's powder keg Incc new shape today with Italy as a potent factor. Semi-official sources outlined three-day conference tartlng here Monday of the for- Ign ministers of three Oalezto clano of Italy, Guido of Austria and Koloman Kanya of Hungry. Ulks, itUTthe Their sources, demonstrate solidarity of these Rome pact nations and will help their mutual trade with a new com- mercial agreement. But larger Issues, hinging greatly on Rumania's possible disruption of her allies' foreign policy by close friendship with Germany and Italy were expected to take the mlntslf rs' attention. Rumania's rapprochement with Germany and Italy, a move initia- ted by the anti-Semitic Rumanian Premier OcUvlnn upsets ihe unified pro-French policy of the little Czechoslo- vakia, and This shift Is of prime importance to the conferring foreign ministers. Perhaps it might drive Hungary, which surrendered much territory to Rumania In 1919, toward the IdfJl of Austria's Chancellor Kurt Schuschnlgg for an Austro-Hun- ganaii alliance with Czechoslo- vakia based on friendship with the Urge democracies, Brit- ain. Such move would cause a new cross-current since Austria and Huniry have never forgotten Czechoslovakia was carved largely from the old Austro-Hunjarlan em- pire by peace treaties. Too Clano and the other minis- ters were expected to diKuss re- cognition of German Interests In Ihe Danube basin, and now friendly relations of Italy with onetime Dates, Fees Set Basketball Meet First On Docket, February 11, 12 Dates and fees for the 1938 Tay- lor county interscholastic league meet were set yesterday by the di- rectors, .in a meeting held in the office of County Superintendent Tom'McGehee. The session'had called by Wendell Foreman o director general vloVvJ'tH The following scheduje was map pea; Basketball. February 11-12.' -Tennis and playground Mar Choral singing, March 23. Debate, March 24. Literary events. March .25. Track and field meet, March 26 ball. March 26. The fees will remain the same as in former years, directors announc- ed. The team entry fee Is covering basketball, playground ball volley ball, and choral singing.. On all other events, the fee is 10. cents per child per event. DIRECTORS NAMED The directors of events follow Declamation, Ben L. Graham o Wylie; debate. M. S. Shelton of Shep; extemporaneous speech, M O. Woolam of Bradshaw; spelling Mrs. Olyen Purcell of North Park- ready writers, Mrs. Burl King 01 Pleasant Hill; rural schools, W. D Lowrie of Hamby; athletics, Ted Edwards of Ovalo; picture memory, Gussie Bledsoe of Buffalo Gap; story telling, Mrs. Holland Hope of Wylie; music memory, Jennie Bess Blgham of Tuscola; Len Sublett of Merkel; one-act play, Mrs. Wendell Foreman of Eimdatc; choral singing, Mrs. Andy Shouse of Union Ridge. Present for yesterday's committee meeting were Mr. and Mrs. Fore- man. Graham, Woolam, Mrs. Pur- cell. Miss Bledsoe, Mrs. Hope. Miss Bisham, Mrs. Sublett, Mrs. Shouse, County Superintendent McOehte and Mrs, Kate Causseaux, county school supervisor Little Hope Held For Blaze Victim COLORADO. Jan. physicians held little hope late to- night for recovery of elderly Mrs. J. D. Williams Sr. found with htr clothes ablaze Friday afternoon in her home. Attendants said her condition, after slight improvement earlier to- day, had grown worse. One report- ed she could not live more than 12 hours. Mrs. Williams, who came here about a. year ago from Granbury, was found slumped in a chair, ap- parently unconscious from a stroke. She was seated before a gas stove to which the hose had burned In two. Mrs. Williams Is the mother of Dr. J. D. Williams Jr. of Colorado and of Doyle Williams, former head of the high school vocational agri- culture department here, who now lives In Denison. Indian Children Die As Farm Home Burns OKEMAH. Okla., Jan. small Indian children per- shtd today In a flaming two-room arm home nine miles south of lere despite ths heroic efforts of heir dog to summon aid by in- Istent barking. The Maxlne Wood. 2. Wood, 1. Johnson Yartte, County League Searching Ship Burns, 2 Hurt Hope For Safety Of Plane, Seven Aboard Ebbing SAN PEDRO, Calif., Jan. Injury of two men and the loss of a. bombing plane by fire added to the search toll today as the navy's great sea and air armada contin- ued the.quest for.the twin-motored disappeared during maneuvers oh the Pacifie.late Wed- nesday. Hope for. the safety of the .giant st.iplane and .its complement of seven diminished by the hour but trie thirty-fiye .fighting ships and 283 planes continued unabated their activities over M.OOO square miles. Admiral Arthur J. Hepburn, com- mander-ln-chlef of the fleet, sent a. radio message to the Associated Press- telling of a landing crash aboard the airplane carrier Sara- toga yesterday ln which pilot Ue-ut J. M. Elliott suffered second degree bums, and M..A. a sea- man, was cut and bruised. The bomber caught fire and sank after the accident, said ihe mes. sage. Previously Cadet Scott P. Haw- kins, of Jefferson city, Mo., fell from t. searching plane and plung- ed into Ihe sea. He n-as given up as dead. The search Included an tending from San Luis Oblspo Calif., to Lower California. "Decision as to the discontlnua tion of the said the ad- miral's message, "cannot be made at present." Pin Earing Babe Now Has Croup WINTERS, Jan. 8. (Spl.- Freda Jo Neuroth, 15 month old child of Mr. and Mrs. JTed L. Neu- roth of Winters, was back to see the doctor Saturday. Oil last Sunday the baby was taken to the Hendricfc Memorial hospital at Abilene, with an open safety pin In her esophagus. Doc- tors pushed the pin on into the stomach and Wednesday the child passed the pin, still open. She was In apparent good health after the experience until Satur- day morning when striken with an attack of croup. Parents rushed her to a local doctor. He said that her condition was not serious. Aim To Prevent Economic Might Concentration. Of Utilities Says' Four-Inch Tail Wags 96-Inch Dog WASHINGTON, Jan. President Roosevelt gave notice to. night he would wage a no compro- mise fight afeainst a minority of "business men, bankers and indus- That minority intends to make'' a ;trugglc "to the last ditch to re- tain autocratic control" over the country's economy, the president charged in a Jackson, day addresi to the nation. At.the same time, the chief ex- ecutive pledged cooperation with all who were willing to "help eradi- cate the evils that How from undue concentration of economic power or unfair business practices." The president spoke it the an- nual dinner here of democrats celebrating Andrew Jackson's vic- tory In the battle of New Orleans. His words went by radio to similar democratic dinners throughout land. EXPECTS HEStSTENCE "We know that there will be i mere handful of the total of business men and bankert and will fight to the last ditch to retain such auto- cratic controls over the Industry and the finances of the country as they now possess. "With this handful, it Is going1 to be a cheerful fight on. my part, but a fight tn which there will be no compromise with evil- no let up until the inevitable day of victory." "In my message to the congress on Monday I made it abundantly clear that this administration; to serve the needs, and'to make effective the will, of overwhelming majority of our zens and seeks to curb only of power and privilege'by email mi- norities." s AT ODDS WITH tfOLTTTES The president mentioned the ad- differences with, utilities Interests. Asserting he was convinced that the {'great ma- jority of loca! or regional operat- ing utility companies can come'to an understanding" with the gov- ernment, he declared: "But most of these operitinj companies are owned by holding companies pyramided holding are finance com. panles, not operating utility corn- pan Very few investors in the operating companies have lost mon- ey. But thousands of Investors have lost money in buying holding pany securities which had blue sky See 9, Od. 1 The Weather xrAVona! TEXAS: Cteojj" ssss ital MIW MEXICO ANT1 ARIZONA- "d Hlchmr 'and lowo'l p. m. jnfrrtfir. 49 mn SCAT Aro, 19 end IS. Snnvtl A'3 rnipcnlnrt' tn ft 93; same dftle ft InnriK lodar, TEXANS HEAR JONES Country Has Talked Itself into Fear, Declares Chairman Of RFC DALLAS, Jan. nation las talked ll-self Into unwarranted 'ear that Is retarding business In "ome sections out of an proportion o the true slat-------------------- of affairs nation ill.v, RFC Chair man Jesse Jon'' warned here to- night. The Texan, ad dressing a crow o f demo- rrats who paid at a {So- ft plate Jackson day banquet, vig- orously reassured worse than they really said "And, If I may venture the assertion, that Is the situation with us today. "It seems assured that (AX laws about which has been much complaint, will soon be modified by the congress, and I am that the modifications will be satis- factory to business." The head of the nation's "emer- hospital" said there we re no financial institutions In difficulty and told his applauding audience It "seems reasonable to tvpect provement in conditions generally." Jones, identifying himself as one no reason for a serious or prolonged fho had been in business for more setback in business." than 40 years, carefully stressed he ''Sometimes we Ulk ourselves was "not against business Just nto believing that conditions are agalr.st exploitation by ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: January 9, 1938