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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL LVII, NO. 243 WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCHYQUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS; SUNDAY MORNING, 1933 THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS IN FRENCH CRISIS- Socialists Refuse To Back Georges Bonnet Still Sure Of rrtu (AD (IT) PRICE 5 CENTS Forming Gov't Social -Peace To Pacify Labor Aim Of Former Envoy PARIS, Jan. people's front tonight spilt anew over Fi- nancier-Diplomat Georges Bonnet's efforts to give France a new gov- ernment. The socialist group In the cham- ber of deputies voted unanimously to refuse to. participate In pr sup- port a. Bonnet cabinet alter the radical stciallst premier-designate offered socialists posts in his pros- pective ministry. The premier-designate announc- ed he was awaiting a. formal let- ter from the socialist, party con- firming this stand before taking another step. The former ambassador to Wash- ington formally accepted President Albert Lebrun's cabinet mandate as successor to CamlUe Chautemps. Bonnet's own party, the radical- socialists, approved his assumption of the task provided he form an- other people's front government. Communists, socialists and the more conservative radical-socialists composed the people's front. Bonne 1, finance 'minister In the retiring Chautemps government, ap- parently was confident he could overcome the socialist opposition and weld a cabinet capable of deal- Ing with France's labor ind mon- tary troubles which contributed largely to resignation of the Chau- temps government early Friday. He declared he would press ef- for a code of social peace to pacify labor. Two Painfully Hurl- In Highway Mishap Two received juries, when their, 'automobile, cwi'- talnlng a party rammed a concrete bridge abutment Saturday evening. The accident occurred o'clock on the Albany highway, rjust outside the Abilene city limits. Those Injured were Mrs. J. o. King and R. B. Roberts, both of Dallas. Their companions, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bloss and daughter Betty Jane, also of Dallas.-were unhurt. The party, riding in a light sedan, Tfas en route to Snyder. All live were taken to Hendrick Memorial hospital by an Elliott am- bulance. Day Of Grace For Liquor In Howard BIG SPRING, Jan. Legal liquor had its day of gracu here today, but officials announced that dry laws will be in force in Howard county Monday. Validity of an election under which the county went dry was upheld Friday and last midnight was the fixed deadline on legal sales of liquors and beverages; but liquor control board agents permitted package stores and beer vendors to operate today. Rulings came from Austin that an appeal on the election contest does not affect the county's dry status, and agents sild that dry status must'begin Monday. Tickets To W.O.W, Benefit Dance For Milk Fund On Sale Tickets for Friday evening's PTA milk fund benefit dance at WOW hall are on sale at the Undsey Pharmacy on Pine. Fain Pharmacj at First and Chestnut and Idea Cafe on chestnut street. Arch Baum, arrangements chairman an- nounced last night. The dance is being arranged and promoted by members of the Wood- men of the World and the Wood- man circle and all proceeds above orchestra hire will go into the fund to buy milk for under-nourished children In the city schools Tickets are 50 cents each, ladies with escorts admitted free Meanwhile donations for the month to this fund reached Mrs. Edith o .Smith, secretary- treasurer, announced receipt of gifts from Ben E. Peak, anonymous Although gifts have increased greatly in the past few days there still Is Insuffilcent money, in the fund lo provide milk for more than two-thirds of those needing it this after the first ot Feb- ruary there will be only enough to supply about 10 per cent of the more than 500 children known to be seriously under-nourished. It is ej peclally essential that monthly be made, or that donations be re celved much more rapidly and in larger amounts bcfort the end o the month If the problem Is to met. Donations should be mailed Un. smith high jchool GIRL OF 16, BOY WHO BLOCKED FOR EAGLE RUNNERS LAST FALL TOP WINTER CLASS Evelyn Taylor, (right, top) and A. K. Doss Jr. are "tops" with mid- term graduates of Abilene high school. Miss Taylor is valedictorian in the class or seniors, with an aver- age of 95.5. She is being graduated at the end ol three and one-half years. Blue-eyed and blonde-haired, Evelyn is the 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Talor, who live near Hawley. She plans to en- ter Hardln-SImmons university for the second semester, majoring In English. Doss, blocking back for last fall's district champions, Is the football player whose grades make him an exception. Young Doss Is second ranking In the class and salutator- lan with a four-year average of 94.5. He entered high school In January, 1934. He Is 11 years old and the son- of Attorney and Mrs. A. K. Doss, who live at 897 Elmwood drive. After a spring and summer vacation from the classroom, Doss will enter college next fall. His tentative choice is the University of Texas. Graduation exercises for the mid- term class will be held Friday with Dr. L. Q. Campbell .of Hardin-Slin- mons university as speaker. The class sermon will be delivered to- day by Dr. M. A. Jenkens at-the First Baptist church. Injuries Fatal SULPHUR SPRINGS, Jan. Gulnn of Cumby, Tex., died today of injuries receiv- ed last night in an automobile accident In which seven other per- sons were injured. One of the cars in the colHilon carried students of-, the Winsboro high school, en route to Mlneola for a basketball game. US, Britain Mai Shun Treaty To Cope With Japs Nippon's Naval Expansion Will Decide Course WASHINGTON, Jan. High, authorities said tonight the United States and Great Britain were preparing to disregard Lon- don- naval treaty limitations on the size of battleships If reports were confirmed that Japan was building larger dreadnaughts. The disclosure came while Presi- dent Roosevelt was drafting a special message to congress recom- mending expanded naval construc- tion. One of the principal consider- ations receiving his attention, it was reported authoritatively, was the possibility that the United States might be forced to build well as ships If It Is to retain naval su- periority over Japan. FRANCE CONSIDERING France also was reported to be considering the construction of capital ships in excess of treaty limits as a result o! Italy's battle- ship building activities. The London naval treaty, signed in 1936 by the United States, Great Britan and France, established a 3 limit on the size of dreadnaughts to be built in the future by those nations. Germany and Soviet Russia later subscribed to this limitation through separate agreements with Great Britain. Japan, which previously had 'de- nounced earlier International treat- ies limiting the number of vessels In the world's navies, refused to adhere to the new accord. Unconfirmed news reports have been published In Europe re- cently, saying that the Nipponese empire began, the. construction of two super men-o'-war last -year and ,that work on two ADMINISTRATION MAJORITY- Nominate Reed To Court Selection Liked by Thurman RATION'S (Editor's Note: The federal census bureau ranked Beau- mont, Tex., first among the nation's principal cities report- Ing traffic death reductions in 1937. The Associated Press ask- ed Ty. w. Ward, managing edi- tor of the Beaumont Journal, to tell how Beaumont did it. His story follows.) BEAUMONT, Jan. zens of Beaumont stopped killing and maiming each other in 1937. Of course, the police backed them, but the safety compalgn which projected the city Into the position of first in the nation in reduction of traffic accidents, orgtnated with the citizenry. Traffic deaths in 1936 numbered 23. Traffic deaths in 1937 numbered six, or a reduction of 72.7 per cent. (Census bureau figures put the per- centage of reduction at 63.6, but they included a man as a traffic victim who was killed when his truck fell on him as he worked on it in his back SAFETY LEAGUE Last January- when the citizens of Beaumont were reminded that they had killed 22 persons with theu- cars In 1936, they decided to stop. Representatives from every civic, patriotic, fraternal and religious organization in the city Joined in a safety league. This league told Chief of Police L. B. Maddox that citizens wonted the law enforced and that they would trying to get out of paying stop sign and speed- ing violation fines. They paid. In 1936, J2.661 was pair on 1.455 stop sign: fines. In 1937, was paid on fines. In 1936, 141 speeders pail while in iS37, 958 paid more of soon. a similar size is to start Clergyman Wants Privacy Jhliolt Jan.. Dean Israel Harding. Noe reiterat- ed today his belief he should be left alone to continue his search for a "new way of life." The dean of St. Mary's Episcopal cathedral made these points clear: 1. -He has made no public claims fasting and prayer in search, of Immortality. He Is not thinking in terms of fasting but In terms of working out a phil- osophy of life. 2. .He does not feel concerned about the opinions of In the medical profession or the clergy, respecting his attempts to work out a program to which he has given many years of study, es- speedin'g fines. The safety league, working with the police department, marked the site of each 1936 traffic death with a large yellow cross that had its psychological effect in slowing down potential speeders. The safety league maintained a daily chart, prominently displayed on the city hall lawn on the main street, tabulating the number of ac- cidents to date, the number Injured and the number killed. An engineering committee of the league took a hand in the campaign by eliminating bad corners and by the use of signal lights at strategic Intersections. But the safety league is not satis- fied. It has arranged to continue Its program of rigid law enforcement and expand its activities to include an educational campaign for pedes- trians, in 1938. in! since he feels others have no real idea of what he is doing. Hoover Points Peace Policy, Says Our Strength Must Be Respected SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. Former President Herbert Hoover today suggested an eight-point peace policy for America, based on moral force, economic remedies and i determination to face the real- ities in a disordered world. The former president spoke to the annual meeting of the women's national republican club In New York. His program: 1. "We must fight for our In- dependence to the last shred of our material and physical strength. And the world should know that if we are to have peace." 2. Preparedness for defense. "We must be respected, not only for our Justice but for our strength.'' 3. Limit our arms "solely to re- pel aggression against the western hemisphere." 4. "We must preserve our neu- trality." "We should not engage ourselves to use military force in endeavoring to prevent or end other people's J. "We should not Join in any economic sanctions or embargoes or boycotts In endeavors to prevent or end other people's wars." 7. "We sliould cooperate In every aane InttrnatJonil effort to advance the economic and social welfare of the world." 8. "We should by every device and on every opportunity cooper- ale with other nations to exert mo- ral force and build pacific agencies to preserve peace or end conflict In the world." The Weather VTCIMTT: in t portion S OKI.AMOM.ti P.rlly r Snnd.y; roldtr; HOCK5" 3. He does not intend to tell hfs story until he has worked it out and tested It. 4. He Is working out his program from a purely personal standpoint. Plane Mishap Is Fatal To Cadet SAN ANTONIO, Jan. Injuries sustained in the collision of two primary flying planes a Mowinckle field, an auxiliary land ing field one mile from Kirby brought death this afternoon to Flying cadet Glen I. Kronkhite, 22 Randolph Field student. EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS BIG Annual meeting and convention of Scouters of the Buffalo Trail council will be held In Big Spring January 18. post of the American Legion will hold its an nual banquet at Hotel Coleman Friday evening. Criminal tria week opens Monday in 119th dis trict court. WINTERS. Vocational agrlcu! lure project show and rodeo wil be held in Winters February U and 19. settlers will galhei at a campfire meeting at the Ed Dorth farm two miles northeast o Monday evening. business men's ban will be held Tuesday evenini In the Club cafe. RISING STAR. Farmers wil meet here January 24 to form a watermelon growers' organization. Merkcl pout try show wil be held February 3, and 5. BALLINGER. Salinger cham bcr of commerce will add Its annua banquet January 20. Hill Country "Firemen's awo lion will meet In Balllnger Fcb ruary 8. HASKELU chamber o commerce annual banquet will be held February 15. SWEETWATER. _ Sweetwater' board of city development will hoi Its annual banqutl January 24. MOZELLE. high schoo will slagc an invitation basketbal tournament January 2i and 23. county boys' live stock show will held January 38 RECOGNITION FOR CHINESE GOVT WITHDRAWN BY JAPS Statement Follows Imperial Conference; Offer Cooperation Toward Developing New Regime TOKVO, Jan. today an- nounced withdrawal of recognition of the Chinese government. The announcement said Japan looked forward to the lishment and growth of a new Chinese, with which, it declared, it would cooperate gladly. The government's statement was Issued as the result of decisions taken last Tuesday In the fifth Imperial conference in Japanese Meter Verdict )ue Thursday Two Boxes Open For Marking Of Briefest Ballots Thursday is "election day." Voters of the city of Abilene will elect" to keep parking meters, or o do away with them. The ballots, perhaps as brief as ny ever used here, had been print- ed yesterday, and all was set for he referendum. The ballots read: FOR: Parking Meters. AGAINST: Parking Meiers. The polls will open at 8 o'clock 'hu'rsday morning and remain open intll 7 p. m., as In regular elec- tions: There will be two boxes, one at the' Butternut -street fire sta- ion and the other at the Cedar street lire station. Judge and assisants at the north ilde bos are to be A. J. Lelghty, Dr. J. G. Dodge, Mrs. J. P. Stlnson and Jim Uttletone. In charge of the south side box will be.Z.vD. Hailey, W. 8. Daniel, Mrs. E. Ulius. and C. C. Sellers. DIVIDING LINE All voters living north of the Tex- as Pacific railway wilt .vote on Sedar th'ose living south of the raffway will east thelr'.baUots All persons -voting must reside within the city limits. They must tiave 'either .the ,1936 or 1937 poll Sax receipt.. -This rruling was made by the city, commission to avoid voters have until Januiry 31 to, pay' their 1937 poll tax. To have limited the voting to those who paid their 1936 poll tax last January would have cut out many newcomers, it. was. pointed out. In an unofficial election, the city can make its own rules any- ASKS MILLION history. Emperor Hirohito on that occa- sion presided over a meeting of the highest army, navy and political leaders of the empire. Chinese Claiming Gains In Shantung SHANGHAI, Jan. (Sunday) reports today Insisted he tide of battle in shantung jrovince had swung In favor of Chinese defending the fertile reg- 6n. Spurred to new activity by the >resence of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, they, declared the Chi- nese not only had stopped the Japanese advance but had recov- ered 10 miles. The former Chinese commander of the "sacred General San Pu-Chu, was reported to have been courtmartlaled and executed, on Chiang's orders, for "dereliction of charged with having re- tired with his army of men virtually Intait. before the Japa- nese advance; Cruiser Steams Aid Of Americans. Jan. ('B SVV More Tax Changes May Come Later WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 The treasury's chief tax expert told a congressional committee today further extensive tax law revisions might be proposed "at some later date." Roswell Magill, treasury under- secretary, made that assertion to a house ways and means committee at Initial public hearings on a sub- committee's recommendations for changing the tax system. He said additional revision rnlghi touch on such matters as: Personal tax exemptions, repea' of all "temporary" manufacturers excise taxes, tightening the relation- ship between federal and. state taxes, and taxing Interest on future issue ot federal, state and municipal securities. Thompson Warns Of Overproduction KILGORE, Jan. 15 Texas oil men and citizens, en- tertaining for the Texas railroad commission employes, tonight heard Commissioner Ernest.O. Thompson warn that production had outstrip- ped consumption and that excess of gasoline In storage threatens to un- balance the crude oi market. Thompson said regulartory au- thorities have kept the balance be- tween production and consumption and must continue to do-so to pro- tect the bast interest of oil men. ,-'epared today Vp from
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