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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY ASJT VOL LV11, NO. 246 ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20, PAGES PRICE 5 CENTS 47 Collegians Dead In Canada, Fire Disaster 25 Victims Are Trapped In Ruins, Coroner's Belief ST. HYACINTHE, Que., Jan. 19 (ff) Officials tonight listed 47 persons dead from the (Ire that trapped students and teachers In the College o( the Sacred Heart Tuesday, Twenty-two charred bodies lay In the morgue of this small town, but only four were officially iden- tified. Dr, Paul Morin, coroner, opening an Inquest Into the early morning tragedy, listed as dead the 25 oth- ers missing In the belief their bod- ies were burled under the frozen ruins of (he school. MAY MOUNT HIGHER Pears were expressed the death loll might mount to more than 50 when live of the most seriously In- jured were reported near death. Twenty-one of those who escap- ed the flaming structure wer.; hos- pitalized. Some were injured by leaps into the snow. Dr. Morin announced the four Identified were Brother Jean Bap- tiste, 64. Slierbrooke, Que., who died of injuries, and three students, Deus Richard. 15, Jean Noel Vin- cent, 15, and Lucien Leclerc, all of St. Hyaclntlie. Loss In Warehouse Fire At Eden EDEN, Jan. blaze that began shortly before mid- night swept away the Jim Daniel warehouse here this morning at a loss of but had sim- mered to smoking ashes tonight and failed to claim a second cot- ton warehouse only nine feet away. A long tight by Eden, -Brady and Menard fire departments and oth- er volunteers staved the flame? from the second warehouse, also owned by Daniel. Both gov- ernment cotton and are covered IV' insurance. GRIM REMAINS OF COLLEGE WHERE 47 PERISHED 0 OFF BARCELONA-- American Ship By Insurgent Gunboats lanker Nabbed While Trying To Run Blockade The entrance, with a few portions of fire scarred walls, was all that remained of the College of (he Gicred Heart for boys at St. Hyacinthe, Que., after a blaze swept through it, leaving 22 known dead and 25 more conceded to have per- ished. Many others ot the re- ligious brothers and young students were injured in jump- ing from the top floor where flames trapped them as the blaze swept through the wood- en interior of the building. St. Hyacinthe Is 35 miles east of Montreal, Canada. Woodward To Make Lt.-Governor Race DALLAS. Jan. State Senator Walter Woodward of Coleman announced his can- didacy for lieutenant governor here today. Woodward made the announce- ment after conferring here with Former State Senator Joe Moore will manage of Greenville, who the campaign. ally known" State Senator Will Pace p( Tyler would not be a candidate. 'BREAK' ROBBERY- B wood Man Held In Mail Theft Cash Taken Off Train ln.W-Iex Arraignment of a Brdwnwood man Wednesday at San Angelo on a charge of receiving and conceal- ing stolen government property apparently was the first "break" in the two-month-old theft ot a. registered mail pouch contain- ing The suspect was Carl E. Wil- liams, who remained in the Tom Green county jail last night in lieu of bond. He was trans- Woodward said it was "gener- ferred from Erownwood to San Apgelo yesterday by Deputy U. S. Marshal C. S. Brown. The deputy marshal returned here last night. Theft of the pouch, consigned to the First National bank at O'Donncll, was disclosed here in mid-November by Postal Inspec- tor P. M. Juvenal. He said Die registered mall bag disappeared from a railway mail car some- where between Dallas and O'Don- nell, in Lynn counly, on Novem- ber 4 or 5. Federal agents had been silent about the case since., that time and presumably without clues. PLEADS NOT GUILTY Williams, arraigned before U. S. Commissioner Jesse Couch, plead- eS not guilty and waived a. hear- ing. He said his attorney would arrive In. San Angelo this morn- Ins. A complaint naming the Brown- wood suspect was filed here Tues- day with Ida M. James, U. S. com- missioner and deputy U. S. court Ste MAIL ROBBERY Tg 12 Col G Body Of Neil Arrives Home METHUEN, Mass., Jan. Edward J. Neil, Associated Press war correspondent killed In Spain, came home tonight. The flower-draped casket bear- ing Nell's body was escorted from Boston by a guard of Massachus- etts stste troopers. The body will rest in the Neil home here until burial Friday morning. Propose New Treaty AR1S, Jan. naval circles today put forward the pos- sibility of a conference among United States, British and French naval experts for revision ot the 1936 London naval treaty to allow construction of battleships of more than tons. ARE PENNY TABLES Envoy For County Att'y Sleuths County Attorney Esco Walter Wednesday sent out his "Good Man Friday" to see if he could win any- thing on the new penny slot mach- ine games that have found their way Into Abilene cafes and confec- lionertes. Meanwhile operators of the machines said that their machines never paid tokens or shied from pub- licity with the remark "there's no use agitating the people." The county" attorney does not tell who his Mnn Friday Is, and Wed- nesday ntehtjfcad heard no report from the investigator who went out to buck the game. Walter that any machine, device, or the like, that contains a consideration, chance and prize. Is a lottery. J. R. Munden, who' Is operating at least a majority of the machines here, says it costs a pen- ny to play, Itoit being the wnstclcr- filatlon, that there is nil kinds of chance in the game, but that there are no prizes. FlAY-BV-rLAY Here is how the machines oper- ate: l The customer puts n penny into a slot, pushes a lever to put the machine into action. Then he es in a plunger to place a steel ball In a playing alley, pulls and re- leases another plunger to fend the ball scooting out on the table. The ball rolls back toward the bottom of the table. Every time it hits one of the several coils of wire on the tables, an electrical device registers up the More. There are three such balls for each penny. When they have all rolled to the bottom of the table, the game Is over. Operators tie-, dare that none of the or the merchants them, pays prizes for high or low scores. Meanwhile the counly attomey Is not so sure, and has sent out an Invesllgalor. "Tliey are just a wedge for return of the old nickel machines that paid off In he opined. NICKEL TABLES BROKE HIM Munden told a reporter that he was uninterested in five-cent ma- chines, "because I went bioke on them once." The state cent machines the adds and the city {15. Meanwhile, the state has no lax at all on pen- ny machines, nvtd requires that on any machine clly or counly taxes See GAMES, rg. U, Col. 7 Snyder Men Find Buried Treasure; It's Counterfeit SNYDER, Jan. Two Snyder men found more than 100 counterfeit dollars in a rusty lard bucket unearthed seven miles cast of here Wed- nesday. p. D. Dial, minister of the Snyder Church of Christ, and Garland Fambro were digging around the foundations of a now demolished house in mak- ing excavations for a new build- ing one halt hile east of the Plainview school house when they came upon the corroded old pail. Besides the counterfeit dol- lar coins, of which there were slightly more than 100, they found plaster of psrls molds for 51, 50 cents, 25 cents, 10 cent and 5 cent coins. GOOD IMITATIONS Although Ihe bucket showed evidence of having been buried several years, the coins were in good condition, and were good imitations of the genuine silver dollars. The place on which the cache was found belongs to Forrest Jones, a former county commis- sioner. He had bought the place a few months ago, however, and during preceding years it had been rented out to numerous tenants. It was known as "the old Harless place." Sheriff Clyde' Thomas took charge of the "phoney" dollars, and notified federal authorities at Lubbock. Discovery of the "buried treasure" brought back memories of counterfeiting operations unearthed in the Snyder vicinity during the last decnrie. Bombers Set New Mark To Hawaii HONOLULU, Jan. navy strengthened Hawaii's aerial defense today by landing 18 more of Its long-range patrol bombing planes on Pearl Harbor, in record lime out of San Diego, miles away. The planes of two full ,'qtiadrons and carrying 127 officers and men completed the mass flight in 20 hours, 12 minutes. This constituted not only R rec- ord for time but also a new mark Parking Meters'Fate At Stake Today A rD To Form New Advisory Group Of All Elements Leaders Of Many interests To Aid In Shaping Policy WASHINGTON, Jan, President Roosevelt said tonight he was working slowly toward organ- ization of an advisory council com- prising all elements of the nation- al economic life to guide him 1n the formulation of federal policies. White House aides announced he made this disclosure' to the com- merce department's fifty-man bus- iness advisory council', after gen- erally approving a statement of that group's ideas on what should be done to end the present indus- trial recession. MODIFIES STAND In addition, he modified his stand of last week for the abolition of all holding companies. Some holding companies, he asserted, have pro- duced a certain arnouht of mass ef- ficiency in operation or are other- wise in the public interest. Commenting upon s request by the council for legislation fixing the responsibility ot labor unions, Roosevelt suggested unions should, by common consent rather than by law, list publicly their receipts and See BUSINESS, ff. Col. S NAMED KILLER Voters of the city of Abilene will decide today the status of 468 park- ing meters which have been In use n the downtown area on four months trial period. The ballots will state simply: FOR: Parking Meters. AGAINST: Parking Meiers. Voting will he carried on at two boxes, one at the Butternut street fire station and the other at the Cedar street fire station. As in regulnr elections, the polls will open at 8 o'clock and remain open until 7 p. m. Judge and assistants at the north side box are to be A. J. Leiehty, Dr. J. G. Dodge, Mrs. J. P. Stinson and Jim Littleton, In charge of the south side box will be Z. D. Hailey. S. Daniel, Mrs. E. Lilius and C. C. Sellers. USUAL DIVIDING LIME Dividing line for voters, as usual, is the Tesjs and Pacific railway. All north of it will vote at the Cedar street station, all south of the railway at the Butternut station. That a record vote will result, or even a reasonably heavy one, seem- ed doubtful yesterday. Interest In the issue has apparently been at a low ebt) this week. In sharp con- trast to the howls that were heard with the meters' Installation in late September. Proponents and oppo- nents themselves have made little effort to generate excitement In the election, and many concede that the outcome will matter little to them. KESIDEXCE REQUIREMENT All persons voting must reside within the city limits. They must have either the 1936 or 1031 poll tax receipt. This ruling was made by the city commission to avoid confusion. To have limited the voting to those who paid their in number of planes to fly such rald' long distance in a "precision' operation. Insurgents Kill 150 In Barcelona Raid BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. huge insurgent planes to- day subjected Barcelona to a ter- rific bombardment, which officials estimated killed ISO persons and wounded at least 200. Fifty mangled bodies were re- moved from piles of stones and twisted iron beams in the south- ern part of (lie city where it was reported at least forty powerful bombs had fnilen. Two trucks piled with headless bodies and torn limbs were tsSen to the morgue. The attack followed an unsucccss- Soviet Body Adjourns MOSCOW, Jan. RuNil.Vs first parliament adjourn- ed today in martial defiance at external enemies but without Senate May Refuse New Member Seat WASHINGTON. Jan. Ing accomplished iT'blt "of Senator Morris   said late live work. today a move may develop in the! A sterner altitude toward what senate to prevent the sealing of [high soviet officials call Japanese John Milton as a senalor from New "hooliganism" and alert defense Jersey to succeed A. Harry Moore. I -both on lanrl and on sca- N orris said, however, he would not i against potential enemies high- take the Initiative In any furli lightol the spectacular closing mou- session's International aspects. 1936 poll tax last January would1 have cut but many it was pointed out. In service since September 27, the meters had collected a total o! or nickels, through Monday. Three-fourths of that amount has gone to the meters' owners the Dual Parking Meter company of Oklahoma and Ihe other fourth has been retained by the city. If the meters are kept, the three-fourths share already giv- en the company will be applied on the purchase price, and the proce- dure continued on that basis until the meters are paid out. Cost of each meter in use at the present Is {58. British, Japs Near Clash In Dispute SHANGHAI, Jan. dispute between British and Japanese authorities at Tientsin, al- most ending In a clash of: armed forces, was reported today .while Chinese said theyjad made ,''fi er. successes" on t Authoritative British .circles said a.claihiVas narrowly averted Wed: nesijay afternoon when Japanese army, officers at Tientsin .allegedly demanded Chinese within the Brit- ish concession be handed over to them. The British refused, according to these sources. The Japanese then thera'tened to take the Chinese by force, and the British replied that they would reslsi. The-Japanese let Ihe matter rest there. At Wuhu, 60 miles up river from Nanking, the Chinese said they had gained "a. dominating position over the city." At Hang- chow, 125 miles southwest of Shang- hai, they stated their forces were ciossing the Chieniang river In "in- creasing numbers" and approaching the city from the southwest. Mason Boy's Champion Steer Brings Top Price Of At Denver Stock Show Sale DENVEtt. Jan. Wi put out a total of more than 000 today at the national western stock show's auction ot fat cattle, swine- and sheep. A glittering price of SI a pound, the auction's highest ottering, was bid for the show's grand champion steer, Pretty Boy. 800 pounds of good looking Hereford owned by 16- year-old Gordon Orotc of Mason, Texas, Pretty Boy and his young owner are shown iu the picture Burlington railroad was Uie buyer. The price for Grote's steer was cents a pound better than W commanded by the grand chimp- Ion steer at last year's show. Most other prize winners accept- ed bids slightly lower than last year's figures for the same sort o: offerings. Pretty Boy, which Grote was loath to sell, will help finance the yoiilh's eduMllon at Texas A. 
                            

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