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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL, NO. 244 Urge Expansion 'Of Federal Aid 6 Congress Is Told Jobless Rise Calls For More Relief WASHNGTON, Jan. Four big city mayors told congress of Increasing relief demands today utged, one and ill, continu- ation and expansion of federal work relief to meet the emergency. Plorello H. LaGuardla told the senate unemployment commit- tee relief applications pending in New York rose from til Sep- tember to or now on file. 115.000 IDLE IN CLEVELAND Cleveland's jobless Increased from on September 15 to OB January 6, said Mayor Harold H. Burton. Detroit's automobile factories and other Industries have laid off 000. Mayor Richard W. Reading testified. The number on relief in San Francisco Is said Mayor Au- gelo J. Rossi, and an Increase Is ex- pected there. New York City could not have existed during the depression with- out federal aid. UGuardla said, adding in his opinion it was the federal government's responsibility to take care of all employables, pre- ferably by work relief. SHOULD EXPAND WPA WPA should be expanded to in- clude all the unemployed who are "capable of doing productive said Burton. "It Is -highly Rossi told the committee, "that the fed- eral government continue participa- tion either In a work relief program or in some other related program, either on the same, or, preferably, onan Increased or expanded basis." LaGuardla urged, too. another public works program, to be sup- plemented by the expansion of pri- vate enterprise when the time coni- es for the government to taper off its spending. When Chairman Byrnes contend- New York's own contribution' to relief expenditures had been but 0.5 per cent of the total. LaGusrdia objected and said the proportion was actually 39 cent. "I'm willing to raise the ante on ;by Just b uniform treatment with the states. British, Irish Split Over Union Issue LONDON, Jan. and Irish leaders split today over the crucial issue ot tne union of Ireland and Northern Ireland at the first session of their economic peace conference. Prime Minister Eamon de Valera declared his colleagues and he be- lieved Irish unity essential to the establishment ot real understand- ing and friendship between Dublin and London: British officials quickly answered that relations between Ireland (former Irish Free Slate) and Northern Ireland tUlster) could not be modified without Ulster's consent. 17 New Smallpox Reported AUSTIN, Jan. r.ew cases of smallpox brought to 43 the number reported since Jan. 1, the state health department said today. There were no deaths In addition to' two reported last week, phy- sicians said, and the rate of Inci- dence was no't alarming In any one community. lank Looted DBNI9ON, Kas., Two unmasked robbers held up the Denison State bank here <hU aft- ernoon [led with- estimated 18.500 in and an undetermined amount of registered bonds. Navy Bombers Hop Toddy For Record Flight To Hawaii; SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. multl motored, long range navy patrol bombers, rep- resenting Uic largest and most powerful aircraft flotilla that ever has attempted a massed ocean flight, sen-Iced tonight for a flight to Hawaii tomorrow. .The take-off Mr a. m., (10 a, m. OST) and the flotilla is scheduled to land at Pearl mrbor IB or 20 hours'later. Although classified by the navy ferry to'Vtar] Harbor, the flight was expected to be followed with Interest by military authorities In Europe and Asia. Rear Arfmlral Ernest J. King, commander of the base force air- craft, said the planes, under com- mand of Lieut. Commanders S H Warner and W. O. Tomltnson would follow the great circle route from Point Loma to Diamond head Possibility of storms sweeping down from the north caused the navy to advance the hours and Indications arc for spotty but otherwise favorable weather. OR WJTH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS SKETCH WORLD EXACTLY ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, PAGES SUPREME COURT NOMINEE AND WIFE Solicitor General Stanley Reed, nominated by President Roosevelt to succeed Retiring Associate Justice George Suth- erland on the supreme court, Is shown with Mrs. Reed in their hotel suite In Washing- ton. Mr. Heed was appointed counsel for the farm credit board in 1931 by President Hoover. Later he for the New Deal In cases Involv- ing the AAA, NHA and Wag- ner labor relations act. HEARING SET THURSDAY Quick Confirmation Of Reed Appointment Seen Work Finished By Sutherland Retiring Jurist's Valedictory Tax Dispute Opinion WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 Conservative Justice Oeorje :Su'th- erljind completed his today and there'were Increasing indications Solicitor, Gen- eral Stanley Reed, President Roose- velt's choice to succeed be seated quickly and without con- trovedsy. Chairman Logan chair- man of a senate judiciary siib-conn- mlttee set up to consider Heed's qualifications, forecast his nomi- nation would be confirmed by the senate next week. That would per- mit the veteran defender of admin- istration legislation to take his place on the supreme 'court when It reconvenes two weeks hence. Logan called a meeting of Uie sub-committee for Thursday to hear protests anyone might wish to make against the appointment. He said he had heard of no opposition The valedictory of the 75-year- old retiring jurist was an opinion on a tax dispute. His retirement, after 15 years' service, was effective at midnight. There iras no ceremony as Sutherland left the bench for the last time. Frlencis said he intends to reside in Washington, He may serve In- termittently on the District of Col- umbia court of appeals, which Is far behind m Its work. The xnate judiciary committee, at the same time it set up a sub- committee to consider Reed's nomi- nation, approved a bill to permit retired supreme court justices to serve in thc courts here as they now can serve In circuit courts elsewhere. Pair Hurt Badly In Freight Car Mishap SHAWNEE, Okla., Jan. men serious condi- tion in a hospital today after be- ing crushed by. shifting oil well had planned to to Fort Worth. The two, Raymond Dean, 40, Shawnee, and Albert Chew, 39 Rice, Texas, said they crawled hlto the SPRING RODEO IN ABILENE TO OPEN NEW SEASON IN TEXAS March 1-3 Dates For Event, Stated As Miniature Of West Texas Fair and Calf show March 1, ibilene will stage a three-day Spring_____ 2 and 3 to launch the rodeo season in Texas. fhe rodeo and show will be a small edition of the annual West Texas yjvh .rnidway attractions andipop corn for the kiddles rrlt- will. rodeo of the; year 19J8 for the' statif of'Texas ihd will come only the winter rodeo and festival. PRIZE Pursea of have been provid- ed by the West Texas fair associa- tion and the -Abilene chamber of commerce for the event, which will include afternoon and evening per- formances for each of the three- days. The attractive: premium list and the strategical season at which the show has been set Is expected to at- tract a big field of professional cow- boys from all-over the United Stat- es to Abilene. Just after the rodeo here, San Angelo will stage its an- nual show and the Southwest Ex- position and Fat Stock show will be A joint committee from the fair association and chamber of com- merce met Monday to plan the event- It will be the outgrowth of the old West Texas Boys' Fat Stock show, held for the last three years. STOCK SHOW DRAWS MANY The boys' stock show in itself will attract hundreds of boys and their families. Competing for to 000 In prizes will be Future Farm- ers of America from ]3 schools In the Abilene district, and 4-H' club RODEO, Ff. 10, Col. 7 Cardenas To Seek Strike Settlement ORIZABA, Veracruz State, Mexico, Jan. Lazaro Car- denas came to Orizaba tonight to attempt settlement oj a statewide general strike and widespread viol- ence which took six lives during the day. Terror ruled this textile center as opposing labor factions continued sporadic street fighting tonight. Police and soldiers were virtually powerless to stop the battles, which often started simultaneously in vari- ous sections of the city. Five were killed and more than <0 killed In Jalapa. House Committee Approves Half Billion Appropriation For Navy WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. An appropriation ot {553.266.4M for the navy won approval of the house appropriations committee to- day after that body hsd heard fcie chief of naval operations call world conditions "more threaten- ing" than at any since the world war. The committee sent to the house the regular naval supply bill, pro- viding funds for navy department expenditures In the fiscal beglmitag next July 1. The total Involved was more than the rial's appropriation for the current year. It Included funds to stait construction of 18 new war- ships four auxiliary vessels. Ths measure also carried funds to reopen the torpedo manufac- turing plant at Alexandria, Va., and recommlsslon the ammuni- tion ship IJro. fold reporters a presidential message concerting additional expansion of the fleet would go to congifcs later In the week. ._-- -O.i the committee did not mention the international situation In reporting the bill to the house Aumiral Wilimm a of naval operations, said doMng secret committee hearings political conditions in the world were "dis- tinctly worse- than year ago." He warned his listeners the United States could act reduce Its means for national ftfense "without Jeo- pardizing our national security." Storm Lashes Sea, East Coast Boston Digs Out Of Snow; Below Zero !n Vermont NEW YORK, Jan. lashed by gales in mid-ocean and i and a freighter was distressed at sea. The largest liners on the Atlanllc including the Cunard While Star's Berengaria and the Italian Vul- cania, reported their arrival here would be delayed as much as a day by winds and snow. Ships from southern ports, es- caping the brunt of the storm, proceeded cautiously. New York-City had a wet swirl- ing snow. Little of it stuck on the pavements, but it spread a traffic- complication blanket upstate with sub-freezing temperatures. Boston, where one siorm death resulted from an automobile-truck collision, dug out from under a 4 1-2-inch snowfall after a slightly deeper one within a week, Burlington, Vt., with a min- us-3 reading, was the coldest re- ported locality. Farther north more snow was expscled. In Rochester, N. Y., two shovel- ers working in a 10-inch continu- ing snowfall died of heart attacks. About 450 men there manned 100 snowplows as the winds piled up impassable drifts. Ships radioed that they were going to the assistance of the part- ly disabled British freighter Cragpool In mid-Atlantic. FBI Announces Confession In Ross Kidnaping Also Slew Aide, Says Man Taken At Los Angeles 108 ANGELES, Jan. J. Edgar Hoover, head of the federal bureau of investigation, tonight an- nounced that Peter Anders hid been arrested and has confessed to. the kidnap-slaying of Charles B. Ross in Chicago last September. Hcxiver, who arrived here from Washington last Saturday, said that Anders was arrested at Santa Anita track last Friday after arriving from New Orleans four days before. Anders, Hoover said, not only confessed that he killed Ross, but also admitted the slaying of his associate in' the kidnaping, James Atwcod Gray. "We have recovered of he ransom said Hoover. Ross, wealthy Chlcagoan, was kid- naped last September 25. His ab- ductors demanded and were paid ransom. This was turned over to them near Hockford, III., on October 8. Two days after payment ot the Hoover said, "Andert shot to death both r-.ws and Gray. Hoover said that Anders operated under various aliases, among them Ebert March, Marshall Eaton and Ray Crantz. He said that Anders confessed further to participating In the rob- bery of about 20 banks throughout the country, Anders made his con- fession here Hoover said, waived removal proceedings and was sent Chicago-ward tonight. He declined to disclose whether the prisoner was being returned by train or plane... Liner Rushes To Aid Of English Freighter NEW YORK. Jan. n_MV- The German liner Europa steamed at 26 knots tonight to the assistance of the British freighter Cragpool, which was leaking badly mld-At- lantfc after weathering a severe blow. The rntiiorearinc corporation pick- ed up Ihe vessel's first SOS at 3 to fi m.. (CSTi and three hours Liter the Europa radioed she was 270 miles from the Cragpool's reported position, approximately l.soo milfs In the northeast of Boston. Other vessels were vicinity ot the British ship, which sbf "not In sinking COTdOZO WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 Physicians said tonight t dltlon of Supreme Court N. Cardoza, imcliansed. The jurist suffered severe heart attacks th ic con- Justice remained recently FLAMES LEAP Fire Threatens Egyptians Celebrate Boy King's CAIRO, Jan. of Egyptians- began pouring Into gaily-lighted Cairo tonight for the celebration Thursday -of the wed- ding of their boy king Farouk. A national holiday was proclaim- ed for the marriage of the 11-year- old hereditary khcdlve and 16- year-old Farlda modern, fun-loving daughter of a commoner. Five Treated Here Following Wave Of Traffic Accidents Five patients with auto accident Injuries were receiving .treatment Monday night at Hendrick Memoria hospital. In probably the most serious con. dition was Douglas Bonine, Cen tral school seventh grader, who wa- slruck by a car yesterday morning in the drive beside the school. The other four were the remain der of an Influx of 13 emergency cases which swamped hospital at tendants Saturday night and be fore dawn Sunday. Three were members of an Abl lene high school debate party whosi automobile struck a highway culver early Sunday morning near'Coli man. They were Freelln Shoemake and Mable Bird, members of thi girls' debate team, and Odell John- son, a faculty member. Nor.5 was believed critically hurt, Mrs. J. G. Kmg of Dallas, hur late Saturday evening on the Albany highway Just outside Abilene, wa the fifth palienL She had a brok- en nose and lacerations and wa suffering from shock. Pour olhc persons with Mrs. King, all fron Dallas, escaped serious Injury whei their machine also rammed a cul- vert. Young Bonine, a mid-term grid uate from the seventh grade, wa_ being treated for a deep gash on the back of the head and painful bruises. He was hit by the car ol C. B. Ford, a high school teacher, Attendants the youth was "resting easUy." X-my examina- tion had failed to disclose the skull fracture it first was feared he might have received. Bonine Is tl 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Bonine, who live at 1118 North Ninth street. Miss Shoemaker, with a head in Jury, apeared to be most seriously hurl in the high school party, but she was found to have no broken bones. Miss Bird also had a cut i the head and Internal injuries. Painful lacerations were Miss Joh son's chief Injuries. The debaters were returning from tournament at the University of Texas in Austin. With them were Tom Barnes, assistant debate coach and George K. Washington Jr. and Homer G. Montgomery, boy deUters, who were dismissed after emergency treatment. Barnes was at the wheel and others in the party asleep when the accident oc- curred, about 1.30 o'clock In the morning. KIDNAP VICTIM CHARLES S. ROSS ISee Story In Column 5) For War Hero J.C Bounds, 38, Found Shot To Death At Office .Chamberlain Bounds, who eniirt- v_ Well Blaze Loss Passes Firemen Believe Success Near In Effort To Kill Gas Pressure; Fire Patients In Nearby Hospital Rescued oil Jan. battling t Ef Believed ttawa pumped mto two nearby wells would kill before dawn thl gas pressure causing to leap 160 feet high Tmck, bejran pumping water into' wells on each Bide of the burning one 8pm. and by 9 p. m. the bottom hole pressure, had dropped from ponnds per inch to 750 pounds tnd national guardsmen held back thousands of curious citutni who crowded to watch the frantic efforts to keep the fire from spreading- to downtown buildings. IGNITES FROM BOILER The well blew out this afternoon In the course of drilling operations, with oil under considerable pres- sure quickly Igniting from a nearby laundry boiler. Damage several hours after the blare started was figured at more than Furniture valued at more than was destroyed when a warehouse was fired. A hospital within 25 feet of the roaring flames was partly burned after five patients had been re- moved safely. A cafe and paint store were destroyed. Scores of firemen from Hender- son, Longvlcw and Overton rushed Woman Realtor Linked In Death Evades Questions As To Slaying Of Partner, Friend DETROIT, Jan. Ju- M. Barker, once reported to nave made a million dollars in real estate sat in a. jail cell tonight, fac- ed with the likelihood a first degree their equipment here. Three hours alter the blaze started their efforts had shown no appreciable effect. W. J. Chlsllan, head of the East division of the rallrotd com- mission, tald the Well would hot crater pipe; lud been Kt In the hole. Unplped burning oil weila. utumlly dif out lixgfoi tefcririg" away. for ieveral hundred i in'the world war, was buried Monday, Bounds, office manager for bis- cuit company, was. found shot to death-.in his office Sunday morn- Ing: .A few minutes earlier, ambu- lance drivers who discovered his bpdy'had received a telephone sum- mons, to that address. The war veteran, a gunshot wound'in his Itlt chest, had partly fallen from hi5 chair. On the dwk were a'.12 gauge shotgun and-a yardstick. Justice of the Peace Theo Ash held an Inquest but had not entered his verdict1 last night. Funeral services were said by Dr Millard A. Jenkens at the 'First Baptist church. He was assisted by Dr. T. S. Knox. pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial was In Cedar Hill cemetery, beside the grave of Bounds' wife, who died May 2, 1933. Pallbearers were T. J. Bailey Hugo Schmidt, E. A. PlilevEverett Hanev, Boyd King and O. W. Hef- ley. Bounds is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. w. P. Bounds, and a four-year-old daughter, Alicia. They live at 1840 South Eighth street. Other sun-Ivors are four brother! Rex Bounds of El Paso. Barmore (Shine) Bounds of Marfa, and Rich- ard and Herring Bounds ot Abilene; and three sisters, Mrs. Theron Ca- See BOUNDS, 10, Col. i The Weather MT.XKO iKHay. "OCR M i iiiiiiii M M n-ii; sJi'i S-J9- t" _ _ _____ Crane. It U situated directly .acrou the.'stntt from the city hall. With- in a of SO feet are five other In Whenr the flamei shot higher from the -wtid well 'operators of the nearby let them run at full pressure to reduce the force of'the In the'burning shaft This city's largest buildings, most- ly.of modem, construction, are lo- cated within a rfew'hundred yards .well, and In the down- town section of. derricks nestle close to Uwm. Kllgore Is in the heart of fthe' vast. Eajt Texas oil-pool, the world's largest. Tt, Col. Fasting Clergyman To Attend Conclave KfEMPHIS.'Tenn., Jan. With 16 days of absolute fast be- hind him, the gaunt dean of St. Mary's cathedral made plans to- night to attend the.dlocwsn con- vention of his church at Knoxvllle, Temi., 500 miles across the sUte. The Rev. Israel Harding Noe, who says he. Is entering Into a "new higher plane'of spiritual life" tak- ing his food from "the father's life within." will leave here tomorrow night by train. He will arrive Wed- nesday morning. Texqns Toid Wool, Mohair Tariff Safe WASHINGTON, Jan. m The state, department informed Senator Connally <D-Tex) and Rep- resenlatiye South (D-Tex) today there. would be no reduction of wool and raw mohair tariff sched- ules under the proposed reciprocal (ride agreement with the United This assurance was given by Dr. Francis B. Sayre, assistant secre- tary of state. In response to pro- tests against any action detrimen- tal to mohair producers in Texas. The senator said he was told ample opportunity would be given for hearings on any portion of the proposed agreement which would affect-the wool and mohair indus- try.. egree murder warrant would would be is- sued against her. Held in jail since Saturday In y n connection with the death of Mrs EdJth Mae Cummlngs, her jicr imeiin Mid. partner in many transactions. i _ _3 MRS. JULIA BARKER Mrs. Barker continued io meet questioners with: "You boys have got the questions and all the answers x x x whs- bother me about It any "I just can't remember." "I don't know." Assistant Prosecutor William Dowllng said his office would ask a. first degree murder warrant tomor- row. Prosecutor Duncan C. McCrea said his staff had uncovered evi- dence to contradict Mrs. Barker's statement that it was Mrs. Cum- mlngs who took the pistol used in the.shooting to Ihe lonely spot on the banks of the Huron river near Belleville, Mich., Saturday. The pis- tol had been stolen from a friend of the two women. _. r dChOOl GlNS Paroled B I VI Burglary SAN MARCOS, Jan. Two Deeatur, Ala., school girls, ar- rested here with a youth Sunday, tonight pleaded guilty in juvenile court Io charges of burglary and theft .and were paroled for one year by Judge Will Burnett. P. G. Free, father of one girl, the Rev. H. Britton and Forney Stinson of Decatur left with the girls for Decatur Immediately the trial. HISTORY'S RED LETTER Week Includes Birthdays Of Franklin, Lee, Waff If thU week were erased, from the calendar of all time, America and the world would lose half a down of Its foremost figures ot history and science, as well as one of the most outstanding events in social reform. Supposing that events of thli week had never happened through the ages, science would never have had Its James Watt. Inventor of Ihe steam engine; America would have not had its foremost states- man and thrift exponent ot col- onial times, Benjamin Franklin, and his contemporary statesman, John Hancock; Daniel would never have engaged in the heated debate for which he is famous, and the south would have been without two great military leaders, Robert E. and Stone- wall Jackson. ntOFIBlTlON-S BIRTHDAY 'Birthdays of all these men fall within the current week. Likewise, it was 18 years ago this past prohibition went Into effect. .First bom of the group of men was Franklin. Monday marked the 232d anniversary of his birth, on January 17. 1706. What destiny would have held tor the struggling 13 colonies without the far-reach- ing cfforti and wise counsel of the thrifty Franklin Is a matter of conjecture. And it will be remembered that Hancock, whoss 201st birthday anniversary comes Sunday, was the first of the Declaration of Independence, and figured prominently In military and diplo- matic events of the revolutionary period. Hancock was bom January 23, 1737. MASTER OF DEBATE Today Is Ihe 156th anniversary See BIRTHDAYS, fg. 19, Col t