Abilene Reporter News, February 1, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LVII, NO. 256 OR wm-J OFFENSE TOVFRIENDSOR F0ES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLDEXAGTLV AS 7T R ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY'MORNING, FEBRUARY 1, 1938. -TEN PAGES, t Lodge Vs. SENATORS TANGLE VERBALLY OVER PREVAILING WAGE AMENDMENT TO FEDERAL .HOUSING BILL WASHINGTON, Jail. 31 ry Cabot Jr., (R- Mtu) Senator Robert P. Wag- ner (D-NY) breathed fire at each ether in the senate today, each ac- ewlr.f liis opponent of going against the betl Interests of labor. A long step toward fascism would be taken, said Wagner, if the ien- Lodge's "prevailing amendment to the Roose- velt housing bill. Whereupon Lodge declared the A. P. or L. was back- ing his amendment and his op- ponents were thwarting the will of the senate. TacV'ed on the housing bill when it through the senate, (lie Lodge amendment would require all contractors to pay prevailing wages on housing projects covered by fed- eral housing administration Insur- ance. However, a senate-house confer- ence committee deleted the Lodge amendment to the housing bill (which Is designed to stimulate a home-constductlon boom by cut- ting the do'.va payment and financ- ing costs.) When Ihc bill came back to the seiyitc for final approval, Lodge charged the scrapping of his proposal v.as "a complete misrepres- entation of the will of the elected representatives of the travesty on representative govern- ment." Wagner contended the amend- ment would largely nullify the pur- pose of Die housing campaign and would hamper unions In their bar- gaining efforts. If the government ever attempts to flic all wages, he said, "we shall destroy unionism and free action, and we shall be right In fascism. That's what fascism Is." Lodge moved that the senate In- sist on reinstatement of his amend- ment, but Ills motion was ruled out of order. Late in the day so many power- ful democrats seemed to be siding with Lodge that woried administra- tion leaders delayed a final vote on the housing bill until tomorrow. They were obviously concerned lest tile administration measure be sent back to committee to have the Lodge amendment Inserted again. OH MEXICAN BORDER MysteryJBattle Kills 4 Police, Soldiers Engage Men In Three Trucks Follows Report Of Agrarians' Plight InState MEXICO CITY, Jan. 31 Governor Marte Gomez of Tamau- iipas tonight said four or more men were killed at Matamoros near the United States border in a battle between occupants of three myster- ious trucks and police, soldiers and agarians. The governor said by telephone from Matamoroi he did not know whether (he tracks had come from the United States, but said he be- lieved their origin was Mexican. (Border dispatches reported the truto were driven., by., gun-run- One policeman and three agarian were killed in the early morning battle. Two of the trucks appearec at Matamoros, across the froiitie from Brownsville, TEX., and th third at Reynosa, opposite McAllen Tex. "The disturbers of the peace of- fered -little said the state governor, adding he intended to remain In Matamoros "until the situation becomes normal again." Some arrests were made bu Gomez declined to disclose identit} of in custody. The outbreak coincided. with return of a sensational commission which investigated economic condi- tions in northern Tarnaullpas, where the fighting was said to have oc- curred. EATING ROOTS, HERBS The commission' reported unemployed were near starvation as a result of drouths In the Don Mar- tla and Cameron agricultural reg- ions and said some were living In caves, subsisting on roots and herbs One source said private advices reported several groups had crossed the border from the United States to .and paticipated in the outbreaks, but this could not be confirmed here. Land owners attacked the agar- ians two days ago, he said, and fed- eral troops were called out to restore order. One man was gillcd. Arroyo vigorously denied any gun- running was jnvoked. He attributed border reports of dlsordfrs in Mexi- co to "newspaper sensationalism." NEW JUSTICE of DispufeOn Acreage Allotment Delays Farm Bill Accord WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 A dispute about the method awarding acreage to cotton farmers delayed agreement today on the ad- ministration's "ever-normal gran- ary'1 program. Members of the joint congression- al committee which has spent five weeks trying to write a single bill from the separate granary- measures the house and senate last year, aald (hey expected to reach a compromise tomorrow. They said this was the only major polm delaying agreement on the program for controlling production and marketing of cotton, com. wheat, tobacco and rice by a sys- tcm of bcnetit payments, loans, and pcnaltlri. on excess sales. Representative Doxcy (D-Miss) said there were "three schools of thought" on methods of allotting colon acreage to individual farms. The first favored consideration only of past acreage devoted to cot- ton. or the "historic base" method. A second favored consideration of all "tilled land" or all cultivated acresgr on the farm. TJie third group favored consideration of the tilled acreage only if Income from oilier crops was greater than or nearly ea.ua! to that of cotton. Stanley F. Reed, newest Jus- tice of the supreme court of the United states, is shown In this official photograph in his court robes as he prepared to, ascend tiie bench yesterday, (See story below.) NLRB Hearings Are Held Legal Reed Joins High Court After Day's Work Disposed Of WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. Pederal district courts can not en- Join the national labor relations board from conducting hearings on alleged unfair labor practices, (he supreme court decided unanimous- ly today. Tlie Massachusetts federal dis- trlct court had issued an injunction in May, 1936. in behalf of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding corpora- tion. Ltd., and its action had been upheld by the first circuit court of appeals. The Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock company's request for a similar Injunction was denied last July by the eastern Virginia fed- eral dlslrict conn. This decision was affirmed by the fourth circuit court ot appeals. Tlie supreme court decided the issues were simi- lar to those in the Bethlehem lili- galion, and passed upon both cases at the same time. other cases loday, but belore an- nouncing the decisions it was join- ed by a new member. Stanley Reed, of Kentucky, President Roosevelts second appointee to Ihc hish tribunal. The former solicitor general look Ihe Judicial oath, administered Charles E. Cropley. court clerk by a brief and simple ceremony in the court room, Lewis, ClOGet UMW Blessings Miners Give 'Go Pledge Financial Help WASHINGTON; Jan. ai-. dPi John L. Lewis got orders from his United Mine Workers today to car- ry on the C. I. O. They also .promised him they would furnish the necessary money. A few minutes earlier the Rev. ii niuiuics earlier me father Francis j. Haas former a J3.000.000 in cash I NRA labor adviser, received onlv obtained on state sub- NBA labor adviser, received only lukewarm applause from the union's convention when he sug- gested the C. I. O. and A. p. of L. resume Ihc-ir peace negotiation" broken off last December. Joseph Frantz Jr., Williams, Okla.. was the only delegate to speak against the c. I. O. resolu- tion. He demanded an accounting 01 the money-the union had spent and Intended to spend for the C. I. O. fight, but offered an jirnendment to the resoluution which said in part: "This convention authorizes and directs the officers of (lie United Mine Workers of America to con- tinue (he activities of the C. I. O. with greater strength and increased activity for the purpose of ulti- mately achieving a labor move- ment in this country which shall afford the greatest economic and political strength to the workers of the country. "The officers of (he United Mine Workers of America shall offer whatever aid may be necessarj-, fi- nancial or otherwise, to the c. I. O. for the purpose of carrying out and achieving this goal." Federation Opposes. Labor Board Probe MIAMI, Ph., Jan. cials of the American Federation of Labor, which has accused the national labor relations board of showing partianship lo the Com- mittee for Industrial Organization, opposed today a proposed senate Investigation of the board. They held an investigation might be protracted to delay enactment at this session of congress of an amendment to the Wsgner -act which the AFL has suggested to Insure crafts within an Industry the right to elect their own collec- tive bargaining representatives and lo remove the board's discretion In determining the form of elections. Apology Accepted For Envoy Slapping Its eagerness to avoid trou- ble with Japan by accepting (oday Ine far eastern government's "pro- found regrets" for the slap in the face administered by a Japanes- sentry to John M. Allison, Ameri- can diplomat at Nankins. Though satisfied with the prompt apology, state department officials declined to list the Incident an persons In Informal, open-forum lks before organization was made. Dr, Glllespie opened the meeting _ with the rcmsrks that "I don't be-, It can be reo-akd Move an M' of the proposed law. Is objections. "We already have a city licensing c censn th, law. a dog pound, and other protcc- law "hlch he (ion for dogs he oolmed out n unprotected. (ion for dogs." he pointed out. the section of the law p for licensing of dogs. criticized the provisions fo provisions he lelt the n J "Section 3 X S X that "C a" at'ack x x may be How arc A cold wave swept east from the middle west, where over Ihe week- end it had driven temperatures r down around zero and blanketed i the countrywide with snow, sleet j and Icy rain. j Severe weather prevailed over the western part of the tuucn. He, seas battered ships the i cific coast: there were tales from i Portland, Ore., to S.v.i Francisco, and heavy rains thnxicr.out north- em California. ia. An intense cold w.v.r was fore- cast for most of the .w.ri. Fayette- vllle. had a temperature 0! nine degrees, the lowest tn two years. lows of 15 In Geor- 050.18. Total expenses were S155.44, leaving the nearly S900 net. With the S5I0.41 which remained from birthday balls of former vears, the 1938 proceeds leave Sl.40j.75 to be used in continuliif the fight against. Infantile paralysis. The "carryover'1 of a fund ad- ministered locally was left after ex- penditure of approximately S350 since 1935, the firs; year a portion of the birthday- tall receipts was retained by Individual counties and cities. Prompt and efficient treatment was with saving one life- thai of little Patsy Josey of Sylvcs- Ur. whose attack was the only case of paralysis (or polio- i myelitis) to come within Jurisdic- lion of the Taylor county group. I Although still wearing a brace on (her rljh: foot, (he child is able lo be out ot bed about her home and she is expected to recover fully in Urr.e. from Gibraltar, her port of regis- y. The government gave no further details of the attack. The Endymion was owned by the Verano Steamship company. City Tax Receipts Total With busmen almost at a still after 10 o'clock last night City Tax collector Earl Hughes reported Ihe weekly total to be just before midnight, the deadline. This brought, (he January collec- lions" to- mated that several thousand 'more Three Of Victims Are Britons, One Swede; Details Of Attack Not Given BARCELONA, Jan. persons drowned, three of them Britons and one a Swedish non-intervention com' nntee official, when an insurgent submarine torpedoed and sank (he British steamer Endymion today off the southeastern Spanish coast. An official communique issued here by the commander of the government's Cartagena------------------------------------ naval base said'the attack oc- curred 16 miles south of Cape Tinoso. SANK IN i MINUTES The 337-ton vessel sank four minutes after the torpedoes struck. "Tlie ship carried a non-inter- vention control officer ot Swedish nationality and a cargo of coal for Cartagena." the commander re- ported. "Eleven lives were lost including those of the control officer, the ship's captain, his wife and the second the latter three being of British nationality MOST OF THE CREW SAVED "The rest of the crew was saved by the quick action of Spanish maritim; authorities." The Endymion sailed Saturday ___n Gibraltar tier nnrt try. Extension Of Oil ProrationSeen Thompson Hints Sunday Close-Ins Are Insufficient AUSTIN, Jan. hint, lexas oil production might be fur- ther restricted if necessary to cor-- rect a condition of oversupply emanated today from the sUte- railroad commission, administrator of oil and gas conservation.laws., As the commission called a state- wide proration hearing lor Feb 18 Ernest O. Thompson, member of that body and chairman of the in- terstate oil compact commission, SUndiy of Texas fields ordered recently might, be insufficient to meet the situa- lion, He observed the desired balance of supply and demand apparently' be achieved by JuTl serted stocks of gasoline and .crude- were too high, terming the former' .3.nd other states shoTjty-i.Juipiui.nujtude to- cutting production. dollars would come In through the TWO'DAYS A WEEK? mail postmarked before midnight. His statempnt Tax collections lor the year show-1 ifltlon th, Save.rise to specu- i a marked difference from lit ,h? lunda? c ed a marked difference from last year's, he said. Last year's total con- sisted of many half and partial tax payments. This year, Hughes said that practically all the payments were 100 percent. Approximately was collected in back taxes yesterday, Hughes' books showed. Vote Sewer Bonds LAMESA, Jan. mesa voters balloted 115 to 6 (otfay for Issuance of SS.OOO in bonds for building a sewage disposal plant. Two British Killed JERUSALEM, Feb. 1-ITuesday) British soldiers and eleven Arabs were reported killed early loday In a battle in the Sam- aria hills. 'Hie new outbreak in strife-torn Palestine occurred as police pursued Arab terrorists who yesterday had tossed two bombs into the Nablus police station with- out infllcllng casualties. Ihe Weather AMI VlflMTV Tatidis .irllj ttautf urr, WK.ST T1AAS rarlly warmer rloudj, oecailorwl alnn In panto it. ij roi. Mlaj VYrdnfvrJay cloudy piobabty r orth pott Inn, narmrr In rail porti tie (ft tfiAdtrale lo th Go Ahead Order On OKI.AHOM Inorly. wsinmr MnMda> lo t I Mil Hill jite Clearing Received ene to reduce Texas' illowable about barrels dally, might be ex- tended to two days weekly. Con- sidering the reduction due to the Sabbath restriction, current output barrels approximately a day. Thompson sounded a of warning against drilling, directed "to those who drill wells in (ha. face of this very apparent over- supply." 'Why bring on a flood of un- necessary oil by drilling unneces- sary he added. "The com- mission can at least call attention to the fact there already is too much oil on hand and that mar- ked are difficult to iind. "This U of course a temporary situation, but those making com- mitments should consider it." Smith Opposed DALLAS, Jan. 31 Railrosd Commissioner Lon. A. Smith said here loday he opposed the Sunday shutdown of oil wells in Texas and. voted for them at a commission meeting only because "the oil people seemed to have got together in ask- ing them." Smith said he would vote against Sunday shutdowns at the next commission session unless the industry continued to ask them. porll Tunda A.M MONTH OF flGround Hog, Washington, Lincoln Also Claim February As Own "cur- S Alabama- one. 15 Ten- Set v. and the provision for using ot funds raised by licensing to repay bcen kim, owier. for damages. "The law provides that a do? nm on CHICAGO, Jan. "If this law is passed." hcpolnt- out, 'it win oe two before i p.unuci UILU a nog may Jan. on suspicion that he has j of John Henry indicted Ing stock. Is suspicion all' as 'he kidnaper of Charles S. Ross, lecessary to find a dog i wealthy retired manufacturer, was noes, j .1... 'hat is See M. Wjrk order has been received on Worts Progress administration for clearing of timber from I'll? Phantom Hill lake basin. I Resident Engineer Robert C. I Hoppc fald Monday that final au- thorizaUcn had been given to the project, and that actual work would begin a- soon as men could be as- within a week. The project calls for clearing o[ timber and underbrush from that now owned by the; city. A later project will have to be secured when and If the city buys 700 to 800 acres additional land needed for the lake. Work wil be provided for 1Z5 unskilled. Transporta- tion to and from work will be pro- vided. Today's frosty diwn introduced a month almost as dear to losers S3 June. It's February, and tuo weeks licncc the malls will be unduly heavy for a Monday. The occasion Is "saint Valentine's day (February but no calendar will be necessary to prompt ro- mantic and pining.-.. Al- ready for a full fortnight there have been gay decked boxes of randy and lacy, rcd-hearlcd vakn- I tines on display. At least one drag store has re- sold In ad- vance and an order placed for more. But t h c story is only well begun. February has more in store than merely an anniversary to be Sec FEBRUARY, ff. Id, Col. 5 Syivestere FFA Show Set Feb. 12 SYLVESTER, Feb. 1-PIarts being made by R. H. Campbell, voc- ational agriculture teacher, for the annual Sylvester FFA show which will be February U. Following the local shows, hoys will exhibit their calves, lambs, inj hogs in (he Ftsher County show which jj February 28, and at. Boys Livestock show at Swcelwater, ifarch 1 und 3, ;