Abilene Reporter News, February 2, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas K 8 VOL. LVII, NO. 257 Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUK WORLD KXACTLY IT ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2, 1938. -TEN PAGES." ITALY Biitish Vessels Hunt Guilty Sub LONDON, Feb. Britain struck swiftly to- day with naval reinforcements to crush a threatened new out- break of Mediterranean "piracy" for which the Spanish govern- ment charged Italy was responsible, Pour destroyers armed with depth charges hunted the sub- marine which torpedoed and sank the British merchantman Endymion Sunday off Spain's southeast coast. Four others steamed eastward from Gibral- tar. PLEDGE ON INF1RNGEMENT A Spanish government note handed (lie foreign office charged Italy had given the Spanish In- surgents four destroyers nnd two submarines "in patent violation of International A communique Issued by the Spanish embassy In particular con- tended "It must be clear lo the LONDON. Feb. (Wednes- Secretary Anthony Men early today In- vited the French and Italian ambassadors to confer on strengthening Ihe Mediterran- ean anti-piracy patrol as a re- sult of sinking of the British steamer KnOymlon. Representa- tives of the two powers which with Britain furnished war- ships lo police the Mediter- ranean were to ihe meet- ing scheduled for later today. whole world'' the Endymion's at- tacker was Italian. It denied the In- surgents had any submarines of their own. fin Rome, officials said the Span- ish government charges that the insurgents had six Italian warships "were not addressed to us and hence we have no reply to make." The destroyers named as having been given to the Insurgents were rportcd In Italian porte a month ngo.) Informed British said "further measures" were under consideration and would be taken quickly in add- ition to reinforcement of the anti- piracy patrol. FBOTEST FOURTH COMING It was stated a protest almost certainly would be sent to the au- thorities concerned as soon as the identity of the marauding submar- ine Has established. Alfred Duff Cooper, first lord of the admiralty, announced in the house of commons that 1 persons, including one woman, were drown- ed when the EridyrrildrV sank. (Pre- vious reports placed the total dead at 11.) Former Dean Of SMU Journalism School Succumbs DALLAS, Feb. F. Hen ning. 60, veteran Texas Journalist, heart of the Texas election bureau and former dean of the Southern Methodist university school of jour- nalism, died In a Dallas hsopital this afternoon. He had been in ill health for the past year. Formerly an editor of the Dallas Morning News nnd literary editor of the Dallas Times-Herald, Henning started his career as ft "printer's devil'1 on the Lulung. Tex.. Signal. He moved to Schulenoerg. Tex., where he was editor of the Globe. During hts many years In Texas journalism, he held posh on the Herald, San Antonio Light, Beaumont Enterprise and other publications. In 1911 he served as a filing editor for the Associated Press In Meinphis, Tcnn. In 1923 Kenning became professor Df journalism at Southern Metho- dist and held that positloln until 111 health forced his retirement yrar 3SO. Manager of the Texas election bu- reau rincc 1922, Henning biiilt It in- to a strong slate-wide agency for the gathering and dissemination of Texas election returns. Survivors arc the widow, Mrs. Edna Henning. and a brother, G. P. Henning. of New Orleans. Funeral services will be held hero it -1 p. m. tomorrow. The body will oc sent tomorrow night to Beau- aiont for burial. The Weather M-: AMI VKIMTV: .t. wnrnwr TflXAS: r.rtly dflud ftM V.AST TK.VNS: TTinnr rol.lrr In nu mrt fvnlrai Mn i. si SI i portion; liuir ft trmpmlnTr J 1101 II A; M .M .M Mktnlsht nnl NAMED SENATOR Alfred Reames (above) Med- ford, Oregon, lawyer, has been named to serve out the unex- pired term of Sen. Frederick Steiwer, who retired. Cily Purchases Parking Meters Sales Company Responsible In -Event Of Suits Parking meters yesterday became a permanent fixture in Abilene. Tuesday was the last day for city commissioners to accept or reject a contract for purchase of 469 meters. Installed on trial basis four months earlier. Otherwise the contract automati- cally would have become effective The commission met In special ses- sion Monday afternoon and voted io accept the contract. Parking meters were approved by a UT-vote margin In a city election January 20. but delay in approving the contract resulted from the city's query whether the Dual Perking Meter company of Oklahoma City would guarantee protection against patent Infringement suits. Mayor W. W. Hair and hii ad- ministration have made It a policy to seek that guaranty In purcases of all equipment. A telegram, confirmed by letter assured the city that the "parkin' meter company would assume ail responsibility in event of patent suits. Cost of the meters Is KB apiece a total of Payment Is to be made with three-fourlhs of each month's collections. It has been es- timated, on strength of past collec- tions, (hat about a year and a half will be required to pay for the meters. Possibility ihat Ihe dty may make a cash ofer for the Ineters remain- ed open. Jt was considered last week by Commissioner George Morris and other officials. Anson Trial First Of Kind Ir. Texas ANSON. Feb. 1.-Trial of J. J. Howard of Stamford, charged with violation of Ihe Texas motor fuel lax law. will be opened Wednesday tn 101th district court, here. It will probably be the first case of Its kind in the slate. The case was reset yesterday by Judge M. S. Long, who presided in Place of Judge W. R. Chapman, dis- qualified on hearing another case on Monday's docket. Judge Chapman will go to Roby Monday for opening of thrcf- wceks term of his court there, ami return to Abilene February 23 to re- convene in Taylor county. Mexican Riots Casualty List Gains Fourteen Four Killed, Ten Hurt In Jalisco State Outbreak MEXICO CITY, Feb. Four men were killed and ten wounded today Jn an agrarian con- flict at Encarnacion de Diaz, state of Jalisco, while authorities were In- vestigating disorders In which four others were killed near Matamoros. The cutting of telegraph wires and an attempt to burn a bridge on the Monterey-Tamplco railway were Investigated by Gov. Marie R. of the state of Tamaullpas to determine whether they were connected with the slaylngs in his state. A freight train crew found one end of a small wooden bridge afire, The was extinguished quickly. Gov. Gomez Warned the outlawed an anti-Cardenas fac- tion with fascist tendencies named after Pancho Villa's notorious band of the "Dorados" or golden ones, for trying to make the Amer- ican people think, there Is unrest in Mexico. Gen. Nicolas Rodriguez, exiled by President Lazaro Cardenas in 1936 because of his anti-government agi- tation, heads the Goldshirts. He has been active among Mexican ele- ments along (he border, principally at Laredo and other Texas points, since he was chased from Mexico. Unrest Grows On This Side Of Rio PRESIDIO, Feb. M'J -Unrest continued to grow among Mexican agrarians here today, with S. A. Campbell, Mexican consul, calling a meeting for Sunday afternoon to determine Ihe course Jor 200 Mex- ican tenants who have threatened to return to Mexico If higher wages are not granted by American own- ers of the rich cotton land along the Rio Grande. The dissatisfaction. Is believed to be the fruits of unrest springing up among tenants across the border. Campbell was quoted as saying today that if the block of Mexican tenants did not receive 60 per cent of all Income from the farms for their services, he would advice a wholesale trek of the group to Mex- ico. At present the agrarians on this side are getting 50 per cent of the farm returns. They claim however, that this Is less than the wages realized on the other side of the river. Postoffice Income For Abilene Gains 30th Month In Row Talk of business recession and fir.t-o.-the-yeal- slump has no Place st the Abilene postoffice. A' Hale and Postmaster Paul Scott yesterday dosed out. their books on January with a gain of more than ori the first month of 1937. Receipts for the January lust end- ed Vere while" those for lMt ycar he R_ It was' the 34th consecutive month in whim the postoffice has counted a sain over Ihe corresponding 30 days of the previous year Money order statistics litewiie re- flected Improved business, cashed "f8' 6m with i total value of S9I.42620 Thev brougnt Abllen, nearly m more than was taken out by the money orders sold here In value was 4.033 In Ihe first month of 1937. th-rc tolling SKWl- 13. cashed. The postofflce in IK.I same period sold 3.528 money orders aggregating J32.9HM PMtal PUt certificates cashed. Baby bond alts for the month were Three Are Saved From Shipwreck PORT Three m; pr Bucca Mfe her, ISABEL. Feb. fleer out of Houston w vessel GAMBLING ON SPRING UPTURN- PRICE 5 CENTS WPA To Splurge Winter Relief THE LITTLE MEN'S D fifH I! Small Business Representatives Th rong Capital For Parley g WASHINGTON, Feb, 1. County Judge Lee R. on pe- tition of 29 voters of common school district. Internal Revenue Gains Increase WASHINGTON, Feb. Internal Revenue bureau reported today its collections from all sources rose from W.787.336.060 in 1536 to W.S17.01 564 in 1937. Income tax collections Increased more than billion dollars, from in 1936 to 631 In 1937. Top Sale Price At B'wood Hereford Heifer Lady Best Goes To Dakota Farm By HARRY HOLT Staff Correspondent BROWNWOOD, Feb. 1. Best was the big attraction today in the second annual Brown County Hereford association sale which op- ened the 1938 season for Te: breeders, and sold for to Walter Bones of Minneapolis Minn. Tile little Lady consigned by Lar- gent Harkrider, definitely was the sweetest, thing entering the audit..' ring and she saw the gen- tlemen of Texas "let her down" Mae West would say, when bidding reached John Yantls Brownwood hanker, went that high but would not raise.the inte put up by the owner of Bones Stock Farm, Parker, South Dakota. Fotry-seven head: of 43 bulls and four females sold for an average of The fe- Bs'ufr owner of tlie beautiful rarich''oVer- looking Lake Brownwood, R. M Manley of San'Saba. and Fred Cutblrth of Cross Plains were the big buyers of the day. SM5 TOP IN BULLS W. E. Rogers of Iredell paid top price for bulls when he turned loose 5515 for L. S. Pub. Domino 4th choice yearling son of Publican Domino 35th. The bull was con- signed by Largent k Stevens. Cox Melnnls consigned the seconc high bull, Stanway Domino 20tii, which went to W. R, Hickman of Coleman for They had the biggest offering of bulls with 25 good aged animals selling for an average of S155. Ace Domino Jr.. consigned by Largcut Harkrltler. was third bull, selling to Cutbirth tor Sec B'WOOD SALE 3, t Japs Drive Toward Suchow, Strategic Sino. Rail Junction SHANGHAI. Feb. forces north- west of Nanking moved forward to- day toward Suchow, strategic rail Junction, after being held at a standstill nearly a month by stub- bom Chinese resistance. A Japanese nrmy spokesman said the Japanese had occupied Linh- wallcwan on the Tientsin-Pukow railway and were now about 100 miles from Suchow and with strik- ing distance of Pengpu. next major objective in their northward drive This report was borne out parti- ally by a Chinese announcemen' that they had given ground on this front. The Japanese army attempting to close tn on Suchow from the north apparently was being held back Chinese said Ihfy had tightened Season's End Heavier Demand To Put On Aid This Month" WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (AP) Works Progress Ad- ministralion fiscal authorities decided today to "shoot the roll" on winter employment and trust that spring will bring a business boom to absorb the thousands who will have to be cut off their rolls then, BV JUNE Aubrey Williams, acting WPAa d- mlnlsttrator, announced that be- cause of increasing demands work- relief enrollment would be expanded to approximately persons during February, then would be progressively curtailed to about. by June. This, officials said, would require an outlay of around in February compared with an aver- age of less than a month during the first hall of the fiscal yaer. Since WPA spent from July lo December, Inclusive. ol the earmarked foi 1937-38 work-relief, they asserted thousands added to the winter pay- roll would have to be dropped hi thj spring and summer to keen expen- ditures within the budget- Enrollment, which averaged lesi than a month during first six months, mounted to 961 during the week ending January Officials said the December spending had been chiefly due foe November employment, and that It would be ten days, or more, befors einent flgifre, show- VIPA'TimcIs 'Ravi much been reduced by the" winter rtlieJ demands. WII4, DEPLETE FUNDS Officials conceded the remaining funds would bz so low employment rolls would have to be cut much earlier in the spring and at a more rapid pace than in previous years. Employes would be laid off first, they said, In the "deep south." Anfi-Doggisfs MayCallMeet Pro and- con campaigning con- cerning next Wednesday's dog law election Is waxing warmer In Tay- lor county. Opponents of the proposed law were marshaling forces yesterday for an organized campaign to defeat the law. Proponents were working more through personal contacts. "We're going to see about said Clyde Oldham, route 4, Abi- lene, stock farmer. In indicating that a mass meeting of anti-dog men might be called. A committo? representing the new Taylor County Dog Lovers associa- tion Tuesday mapped plans for an advertising campaign through newspapers and radio to fight the law. "We want lo let the people know the election is coming, so that they will go out and said Herman McDanlel, president pro-tern of the association. He declared that his group favored passage of a dog law, but not onj so stringent as that to be voted on next week. Other mem- bers of the committee were J. M. Hooks, Nelson DeWolf and Dr. Guy Gillesple. J. W. Bettcs, route 5. farmer who presented the petition asking the election to the commissioners' court, said last night that no plans their grip on Tsining. 100 miles for a campaign to pass the law had northwest of Suchow, and that the> been formed, but indicated that he expected the Japanese barricaded i intended to confer with other stock there "to abandon the city" toon. I farmers. UNEXPECTED From Salurday Receipts, Night Club Man Spreads Donation Among Three Groups Charitable organizations of Abi- lene received unexpected donations yesterday afternoon when Charlie Blanks, operator of a night club on Ihe Polos! road, distributed among thro? of the groups. Taken from Saturday night's pro- ceeds. was given to the national foundation for infantile paralysis, went to the P.-T. A. milk fund, and was sent to the Salvation army. Blanks credited the presi- dent's birlhday celebrations Satur- day night with contributing to his business for the evening. He stat- ed that he felt Ihat at least a por- tion of the receipts should so to the foundation for which the cele- brations were held. As for the other donations: "I'v-a never been sick, my has-a never been sick, and our baby has-a never been sick yet." said Blanks. "We arc all-a well and happy and I just-a got .the idea in my head that I ought-s do a little something to-a help someone who needed Another contribution to the in- fantile paralysis foundation Deceiv- ed yesterday was a money order for from Ovalo. Mrs. H. U Riddle was in charge ot the Ovalo campaign ;