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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               'WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV1 I. [AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVEN ING, JANUARY 10, PAGES [UP] NUMBER 238 Japanese Navy Seizes Tsingtao WithoutStruggle Burned And Looted Hap Cotton Mills Greet Victors TSINGTAO, Jan. Japanese navy tonight occupied this rich North China port without fir- ing a shot. Landing parties of Jap- anese marines marcned in without meeting -be slightest opposition! First of the forces of occupation to arrive was a contingent of 400 marines which lanced at Shatzekow, 18 miles from here, and marched in afoot. Shortly afterward Japanese troop ships entered the harbor and began disembarking additional marines. Five Japanese destroyers lay off- shore. The Japanese posted patrols and began lowering the white flags in accordance with previous Japanese demands, had been hoist, ed on Flagstaff Hill and public buildings in token of surrender.. The only signs of Chinese hos- tility were the acres of dynamited, burned and looted Japanese cotton mills and other properties which the Chinese military destroyed before abandoning the city ten days ago. LOSS Destruction of Japanese proper- ties was estimated at It was the signal the "favaisibn of Shantung by Japan's land-and sea forces now nearing the stage of complete conquest. The entering marines were sup- ported by naval airplanes which roared overhead in groups of three. Before the Japanese arrival, few Americans and other foreign- ers, on advice of their consuls, con- centrated at the Edgewater outside the zone of possible trouble. But after the peaceful occupation Americans and others returned 'to their homes. The Japanese See SINO-JAB, Pp. 8, CoL 6 PHOTO OF AN UNWORRIED SUPREME COURT CANDIDATE FD Resumes Poorer Confabs Tomorrow VOTE IS 209 TO House Shelves War Poll President Buys Breakfast; ABILENE BOOSTERS CLUB IEES OFF IN INITIAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, ROLL OF 500 IS GOAL The typical Texas calm of Hatton W. Sumners -was'.'un- ruffled, as you can see above, when associates on the power- ful house judiciary committee, of which he is rhaiTmqTi, rec- ommended him to- President. Roosevelt for the supreme court seat made vacant by ths resig- nation of Justice Sutherland. Although Washington observers did not- consider Congressman Sumners nearly as likely to be appointed as several other pros- pects, he definitely remained on the list of possibilities. Mean- while, Suniners, serving his 13th consecutive term from Delias, did not worry. The White House that President Roosevelt would re- sume his conferences: with private power company executives tomor- row." Invited to the White House were Daniel C. Green of the Central Service Corporation of Chicago; John Carpenter of the Texas Power and Light company of Dallas, and A. B. West of the Nevada-Califor- nia Electric Corporation of River- side, Calif. For some weeks the president has had intermittent conversations with power executives, discussing the possibility of expanded utility con- struction. Employes Of City Put On CIO Basis DUQUE3NE, Pa., Jan. Elmer J. Maloy, new laborite may- or, put this city of in the heart of the Pittsburgh steel dis- trict on Tvhat he termed a CIO un- ion basis today. The 41-year-old CIO organizer, elected on the democratic ticket last November and inaugurated last week, ordered a 40-hour, five-day for all city employes, includ- ing 63 in the fire, street and police departments who had been from 48 to 72 hours weekly. Seventeen additional workers will be employed and the pay of lab- orers boosted from 62 i-2 cents to 75 cents an hour. ADNINISIRAIION POLICIES BEFORE PROBERS Du Pont Cites WylieTrustees Meet Tuesday Body Empowered To Call Election Within 10 Days What Is Your NEWS I. Q.? By The AP Feature Service Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, 10. A score of 60 is fair; SO good. Answers on page 1. Who is this king: who kicked out his prime minister? 2. Men of what two nations are planning submarine expeditions in North Polar waters? 3. Which side made the (temter headway in Spain's dvO war year? 4. Have government experts pre- dicted that 1938's national income would (a) show an increaie, (b) make additional taxes unnecessary, (c) or ahow a decrease? 5. What b the new name former Trustees of the Wj-iie rural high school district are scheduled to meet Tuesday night for the purpose of calling an election to permit the district to again vote on a bond issue, proceeds from which are to be used in the construction of a new high school building. Bonds for this purpose were vot- ed last June by a majority of more than two to one but last week these were invalidated by .the attorney general of Texas on a technicality in connection frith the- calling of the June election. According to Tom McGehee, county school superintendent, the election "was ordered by the coun- ty judge and the returns can- vassed by the commissioners court, the proper procedure for consoli- dated school districts. However, the attorney general held that Wylie is a rural high school and as such the election should have been ordered by the district's board of trustees. Supt. McGehee took all necessary forms for ordering the new election to Wylie Monday morning. The Wylie board is empowered to call an election within 10 days. Judge York states that a 1937 poll tax re- ceipt must be presented by the voter at the new election in that 1937 receipts for 193S poll taxes are now invalid. Court Hearings Open WASHINGTON, Jan. Chairman Amhurst of the judiciary committee assured the senate today j any supreme court nomination' would be heard in open session. Nos. A78-10J To A89-350 Drawn By Taylor Co. Autos License, plates that Abilene and Taylor county automobiles and trucks will wear during the twelve months from April 1, this year, arrived Sunday, C. O. (Pat) Patterson, assessor-col- lector, announced today. The shipment received yesterday contained 11.250 sets of plates, ranging in number from A7S- 101 through A89-35Q. Plates for passenger vehicles have black numbers on a white background. "Tesas-1938'- is the inscription below the num- bers. Commercial plates have orange numbers on a black' background and farm numbers are black on an orange back- ground. Issuance of the new licenses will not begin until February 1. Truck and auto owners will have until April 1 to purchase the new license plates, Mr. Patterson advised. inaPlan Beauty Is Object Of Tomlin's Affections HOLLYWOOD, Jan. The -object of Pinky Tomlin's af- fections isn't Toby Wing or any of those other movie queens frith whom his name has ocen linked, but a pretty brunetts from Ponca City. The bashful Oklahoma boy, who sang his way to fame with the tune "The Object of My Affec- revealed today the gr! he sang about was Miss Joanne Alcom, the 1933 "Miss Oklahoma" of a bathing beauty contest, and that they'll be married Feb. 15. Textile Institute Head Tel Is Fight Against Slump WASHINGTON, Jan. Two business be- fore a senate investigating com- mittee today that industry was striking or threatening to strike against a d m i nistration policies. Both called for tax revision to restore investment confidence. They were Lamont Du Pont, the manufacturer, and Dr." Claudius T. Murchison, president of the Cot- ton-Textiie Institute. Murchison told the committee his industry had "opposed trith every power at its command the downward trend of business and resorted to production curtailment only with the utmost Murchison added it could not be charged that the industry "has en- gaged in any thought, or action, which might be interpreted as in- _ difference .to its social and eco- nomic responsibility, or hostility to the general national interest, or has been referred to. as a strike against the administration." Earlier, Du Pont had denied a .labor contention that his plan for industry to spend if government would cooperate with industry was a threat, against ad- ministration policies. Citing his testimony that the company planned to spend 000 in expansion during- the com- ing year, Du Pont said "I think we are playing ball." Du Pont told the committee, j however, that E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and company was fore- See Tf. 8. CoL 4 Ed Gnssom slept just five min- utes too late this morning. He'a president of the Boosters club, but Ed arrived half an egg behind the most recent comer when .membership canvassers of the organization breakfasted today at Hilton hotel. Grissom knew" the breakfast was to be served at 8 o'clock, but he arrived a quarter hour later. What he cidn't know was that the group had minutes before he strolled the last to ar- rive should be presented the check for about 20 breakfasts. Boosters club members, organ- Mayor Will W. Hair tfcte annennced bis en- dorsement of the Booster! club program. fcl read with interest the ob- jects, aim- and purposes of the elnb, printed in the Sunday issue of the Abilene program for the next twelve months. I ant in hearty cooperation with the program, and will be f lad to tender my "individual and of- ficial services to the club for its iced last September, teed off for iheir first concerted membership drive at the early morning meet- ing. The campaign followed weekend announcement by the young busi- ness and professional men's or- ganization of an eight-point pro- gram for civic achievement. Goal of the Boosters is 500 members. There now are 116 on the club's rolls. Those at the breakfast were di- vided into teams of two and three, the city districted, and each team See BOOSTERS, Pfc. 8, CoL 3 Dog Law Vote Due Fpr Delay Judge Says Poll Not To Be Asked Before February Taylor county commissioners, in regular semi-monthly session today, did not expect to order an election that would make it possible for vot- ers of the' county to accept or re- ject a local option law requiring the licensing of dogs. County Judge Lee R. York, pre- siding officer of commissioners court, stated today noon that citi- zens of the Buffalo Gap community who are most interested in; the election .will not ask for an election before February; This -delay will permit all-who pay-poll taxes this month a chance to vote. voters1 of the coty must, be sumbitted before the commissioners can order an election. of petitions asking that the election be called is expected to .begin soon. They wfll likely be ready to submit to the court" two weeks from today, Jan- uary 24. commissioners devoted all their attention, to monthly bills and otiier routine business matters Mon- day morning. A joint project for remodelling of the old Taylor coun- ty jaiT building into offices for use by numerous federal and state agencies was ready to be submitted" to the commissioners Monday after- noon. Judge York stated. He be- lieved its acceptance by the court certain. The project is expected to call for an expenditure'of S14.500. Harrison Extends Lynch Filibuster WASHINGTON, Jan. Senator Harrison (D-Miss) took up the southern battle against the an- ti-lynching bill in the senate today by reading to his colleagues a plea from Andrew Jackson, for states rights. Recalling how democrats had ga- thered all over the nation Saturday night to honor Jackson. Harrison said he hoped "My democratic col- leagues who paid for duck din- ners will think about these words before on this legislation be- fore us." HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX? COULDNT DUCK IT Vice-President Garner's rath- er pained grin -can be blamed directly on his ..failure to re-. peat the coup of a year ago when he arranged with Presi- dent Roosevelt to dispense with -customary exchange of into white tie and .tails. Muffled and-top hatted, you see above on the way to the White. House to be the evening's honor.guest. Pro Grid Game Tickets Ready Sweetwater B.C.D. Offers Abilenians Seats In Section Through courtesy of the Sweet- water board of city development and of Frank Myers drug store, Abi- lenians are afforded a convenient means of making reservations for the Jan. 23 football game in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas between Sam- my Baugh's Washington Redskins, world's professional champions, and the colorful Chicago Bears. George D. Barber, Sweetwater BCD manager, -announced this morning Mr. Myers had offered to handle reservations of seats in a block of 200 taken by Sweetwater. They are on the west side at about the 30-yard Reservations may be made at My- ers, and the tickets will be sent by Barber either direct to the buyer, or" Jurist Suffers Heart Attacks Cardozo Showing., Improvement, His Physicians Report WASHINGTON, Jan. Physicians reported improvement today in the "condition, of Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, who they said recently had suffered "alarming" heart attatlcs. They declared, however, that the 67-year-old jurist who has been ill for :a month, would not be able to return to the supreme court bench for some time and must be kept "ab- solutely quiet." Dr. John Paul Earnest, Cardozo's personal physician, issued this statement late yesterday-after con- sulting-with two heart specialists; Justice Cardozo had a at- tack of shingles beginning, about a month ago. The acute shingles and confine- ment- in "bed have "Weakened the- justnce considerably. "The weakened- condition brought on heart attacks of some severity. These attacks occurred on- several days during the past week and were alarming. "While the justice's condition has -been critical, he is now showinj a slight improvement." Justice Cardozo, readily identified on the bench by his touseled white 'hair, suffered similar heart trouble in June, 1935, at Rye, N. YM but fully recovered. He was appointed to the supreme court in 1932 by President Hoover, and has been one of the justices most sympathetic to Roosevelt administration legisla- tion. Bankhead Reads Note From FDR Hitting Proposal Warns Conduct Of Foreign Relations To Be 'Crippled7 WASHINGTON, Jan. i house shelved the proposed war referendum amendment to the constitution today, voting against floor consideration of the proposal. Speaker Bankhead announc- ed the vote against the referee dunf was 209 to 188. AMENDMENT PROPOSED The motion went down to defeat shortly after the house had heard Speaker Bankhead read a letter from President Roosevelt condemn- in? the amendment offered by Rep- resentative Ludlow The resolution -would have au- "thorized a constitutional amend' ment, which three-fourths of the states would have to approve, call- in? for approval by the people-in, a national election .before the United states could declare "war. President Roosevelt and house leaders appealed, before the vote, for defeat of the proposal. The president warned that. It would "cripple any -in. his conduct of our foreign, rela- tions; It also would encourage other na- tions, the president said in a letter- to Speaker Bankhead which was read to the house, "to believe that they could violate American rights with impunity." Bankhead left the rostrum to read the letter and to speak against the referendum. The .speaker .said: "I measure my words, my friends, "When_! -.Miy. this U. S. Navy Abandons Search For Bomber SAN PEDRO, Calif., Jan. huge navy force which searched for four days for a miss- ing patrol bomber in port to- day, its hunt temporarily, at least, at an end. Naval authorities made no offi- cial announcement whether the hunt has been dropped. The plane vanished last Wednes- day with seven men aboard. Twelve battleships were sched- uled to move out to sea this mom- ing to resume gunnery practice, and it was reported their planes would maintain a lookout for the bomber. been sumbitted to. the" congress since I became member of) the house 20-years; ago." DESCRIBED AS V- He then described as- a and revolutionary at- tack on the fundamental basic principle of representative democ- racy." '1 am he continued. "that my colleagues- abandon ths judgment of the framers our constitution and say the people-no longer are willing to trust their chosen the views of the chief executive of the United States, who loves peace as much. as any man in the world." Representative Fish (R-N Y) ranking minority member of the See CONGRESS, PI; Col Fire Destroys Hamlin Business Structures Loss Is Estimated to 'Myers1. Barber also announced a special Over 200 ahead: Jan. 10. 1938...... Jan. 10, Ninety-three persons paid their 1937 poll tax over the week end. As of today, issuance of receipts good during 193S elec- tion year is more than 200 ahead of the total on the same day in 1936, all-time banner poll tax year in Taylor county. train -could be chartered from Sweetrater to Dallas, for the game, if as many as 150 fares are avail- able. The round trip fare on the special would be "We would be glad to have some Abilene people to ride with us if we do get the train." said Barber, "In any event, we will be mighty glad to have them sit with us HI the Sweetwater section and help his home town cheer Barber added. Six Found Dead In Wreckage Of Plane SALTO, Uruguay, Jan. A Uruguayan rescue party reported today it had found the wreckage of an Argentine military plane that crashed near cere yesterday with an of its six occupants dead. The plane was believed to have carried Eduardo Justo, son of Presi- dent Agustin. P. Justo and five Ar- gentine officers. The Weather SCHOOLMASTER REPLACES COP- Students Study Readin', Writin' And Traffic Safety and vicinity: Partly cloady aed sSJgbtly wajaser loslght and Tuesday. Texas: ParUy cloudy In -west portion tonight; Tuesday partly cJoudy Tcarmer in portion. East Partly jlightiy warmer fa uortiweK and north-centra's portions tonight: Tuesday, Tartly cloudy. Woodley Will Make Producer Of Ordovician Wildcat In Callahan EAMLIN. Jan. business buildings were destroyed by fire here Saturday night and Sun- day morning, with an estimated loss of Cause of the fire, discovered about 11 o'clock, was not determined. For a time the whole Main street block; from the Farmers and Merchants National bank to the Day Hard- ware building' .was threatened, but volunteer firemen "were able, through an ample supply of to confine the loss to two struc- tures. Destroyed were the buildings, fix- tures and merchandise of the Helpy Selfy grocery, the Parker Leather shop and the barber shop. W. E. Dunn am operated the grocery which occupied one building, and the harness shop, run by Mrs. W. A. Parker, and W. C. Moore's barber shop, were housed in the other structure. Roof of the Barrow Furniture and Undertaking company was scorched, and there was slight water damage to the Carter variety store. yesterday ___53 Lowest temperature this morriinj; .40 Woodley Petroleum company No. Jack M. Flores. Callahan county logged, and cored to the total depth of 4.333 feet. Seven-inch casing was j Lindbergh Reward Veiled In Secrecy TRENTON, N. Jan. Secrecy right up to the last minute was imposed by Governor Harold G. Hoffman as he prepared to dis- OKLAHOMA Jan. schoolmaster moved .in to- day where the policeman couldn't tread and began to inject gentle doses of traffic safety into the daily round of work at Northeast high school. There will be no lectures, no max- ims expounded from teachers' plat- forms. 'Children don't learn that said Miss Florette McNeese. city curriculum supervisor. "Neither do grown-ups." 0o today iciecct totcbvs to tell laboratory students why an automobile skids en a slippery slab and why a pneumatic tire some- times blows out with fatal effect. Mathematics teachers expounded on speed ratios and why the effect of automobile brakes decreases. Citizenship classes wefe told it was socially immoral to endanger lives by speeding, English pupils fell to grinding out safety compositions and jingles like the sad case of Willie, who often did things that were silly; he bought an old car witb below par, and now rests under a lily, etc. "We are trying to teach without emphasis, which would defeat its own purpose, fundamentals of in- telligently safe behavior which are equally important to drivers and Miss McNeese said.. The program will be carried at Northeast for a week. Every school in the state will begin sim- ilar work with the start of the mid- season semester, using a hand-book prepared by the state department of education. Ordovician test eight miles south- east of Baird. will be placed on the pump lor completion as a producer, __ ___ __ __ according to reports filed this morn- the ing in the local office of the rail- of survey, the road commission. cemented at feet. Located 660 feet from the south and east lines of the southeas WARMER Dry thermometer 43 MWnight...... -tO Noon 45 Sunrise P.TR, 40- re% The test, which found EUenburger lime pay at feet, was esti- mated as a 50-barrel producer showing no water. It was indicated that previous showings of water with the oil had been only acid 41 j fluid, the lime having been treated with gallons in two stages. Gas had been increased to gauged flow of 12C.OOO cubic feet per day with a boost in pressure of 800 pounds on the tubing. EHenburger had been topped at feet, after black shale was test will afford an offset to the eass on the Ace Hickman lease if production holds up. It is in the center of a shallow sand pool. Apparent opener of Texas' fourth producing area for the Ordovician series, the wildcat is one of four now in operation to seek the Ellen- burger in county. Ordovi- cian pools have been discovered in Reagan, Crane, Eastland counties prior to this time. Pifteen miles northeast of Abilene OIL, 8, i tribute late today the re- ward voted by the New Jersey leg- islature for assistance in the arrest and conviction of those guilty of the kidnap-murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. Hoffman, who goes out of office in a week, has contended the 'elec- trocution of Bruno Richard mann did not completely solve the crime. Claimants include two auto serv- ice station workers who handled a ransom note tendered by Haupt- mann in payment for five of gasoline, bank tellers who iden- tified the note, the negro who found the murdered child's body, and -witnesses at the FLeminfton trial of Hauptmann.   

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