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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               a the t "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, K SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL NO. 259 J.ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 'PRICE 5 CENTS Abilene School Staff Leaders Are Reelected Four veterans of the Abilene public school sjitem wen re- elected last night by the board of trustees. They are L. E. Dudley, superintendent; H. S. Fatherree, as- sistant England, high school principal; and Dewey Mayhew, high school coach. Each was named-for a one- year term. IN OFFICE A YEAR Superintendent Dudley was pro.. mated lo that post in February, 1937, soon after the death ol Supt. R. D. Green. He came to Abilene as high school principal In 1311. Fathcree, asslstent principal until last year. Is serving his 13th year in Abilent schools, and Eng- land Is In ills llth year. Mayhew came here from Martin In the fall of 1927. School board members also made arrangements for the annual school census by appointing prin clpals of all schools to supervise that task. The census will be lakeii In March, as prescribed by statute. Each school principal will select his own assistants. Abilenion's Father Dies At Lubbock LUBBOCK, Feb. E. Murfee, Sr.. 73. pioneer resident, died at his home here this alter noon after a nine-day Illness. He had been a resident of Lubbock >for 33 years moving here from tlaskell county in 19iM. Funeral services will be held here Saturday afternoon at the First Mechodist church with Dr. "L. IT. LIpscomb, pastor, officiat- ing. Mr. Murfee had been an nc- tive member of the. Methodist church for more than hall a cen- tury. He Is survived by his wife four sons, George W.. of Abilene, J. E., Jr.. of Pampa Latimer of Hous- ton and J. Louts ol Lubbock; nnd three daughters Misses Mae and Vera Murfee of Lubbock. and Mrs. D. H. Spencer of Albany. Wagner Asks Vote On Anti-Lynch Bill WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. An author of the antl-lynchini bill vigorously defended It In the senate today while opponents pre- pared new speeches against the legislation. Senator Wagner (D-NY) declared proponents of the measure were entitled to a vote and determined to have it. He salt! it was "an ex- tremely risky, foolhardy thing" to contend the bill is unconstitutional before the supreme court has ruled on it. Opponents of the measure reliec on1 Senator Borah  s EL, PASO, Feb. Nieves Chuvezvda de Sanchez, 117, died at her home late Wed- nesday, Juarez civil authorities were notified Thursday. Neighbors said the woman ap- peared in the best of health a few hours before her death. Records showed the woman was born in the state of Chihuahua in 1821. long before Maximilian was claimed emperor of Mexico. pro- farmers were seeking 146 loans be made In Texas. Ranchman III SAN AtfGELO. Feb. Two Angclo to- night flew to Fort Stockton where Siri Slaughter, ranchman. Is criti- cally 111. George Mctntire. pilot, flew here and took the physicians to Fort Stockton. Agree To Tests DALLAS. Feb. member; of the 3 Optimist club voted todav to lake WKsser- man tcstr within ttie next two weeks as a means of cooperallng with the national drive against syphilis. OVER THE PACIFIC-. SMALL BUSINESSMEN ROAR IN CAPITAL Bombers Crash In Air, 11 Killed Big Navy Ships Collide In Rain Squall At Night The oixmlng sesion of the conference of the nation's small businessmen was a hectic- one. A goodly portion ol those on hand tried to get the floor to give their own views. Here arc some of the men, yelling and roaring-, as they attempted to get up to the- platform and be heard above the din. NO AIR CASTLES FOR Playing Fair, Says Chief Madden, Burke Jaw In Hearing' HIGH JAP ASSERTS U.S., BRITISH PROGRAMS SPUR NAVAL RACE TOKYO, Feb. Japan-. menaces them, ese naval spokesman declared today "Perhaps they think it necessary (he American and British rcarma- to set up a sort of police force to ment programs "incite other coun- tries to take up the naval building race." Rear Admiral ICiycshi Noda, chief ol the naval affairs propagation partment, said "I can not say weth- er Japan will expand its own navy under present conditions." The spokeman said the proposed United States naval ex- pansion program "must, be taken Into serious j "America and Britain presently world." lie said, "but no country tatiyes from livestock and poultry wm hRVe the greatest navies in the raising regions, asserting house and senate conferees had "taken the lid off restrictions governing use of diverted acreage in the south for producing dairy products, livestock, and poultry. "It seems to permit the 'normal' production of dairy products, live- stock, and poultry on a county basis. Just what is 'normal' produc- tion by asked Rep Boi- lean Cotton WASHINGTN, Feb. est estimates of the agriculture de- partment indicate the new farm bill will result in the production of bales of cotton on acres this year. Senator Hatch (D-NM) said oday. McCraw Expected To Throw HaHn Ring AUSTIN, Feb. General William McCraw, engag- ed in Ih.; trial ol the Green hi- tax case the past month. Is expected to return to Texas early next week. predict- ed he would make his formal an- nouncement for governor before the end of the month. Modern Education Evils Cited Clergy CHICAGO. Ffb. Frank S. Hickman warned representatives of Methodism's three branches day a public education failing to generate spiritual forces "is bound io set the stage lor the ruin of our wlwle civilization.' He addressed the Metho- dist largest gathering of the denomination's faithful in the nation's the future ol faith and service. FARMS, RANCHES Life Hums Anew As Spring Work Begins By HARRY HOLT Vigorous activity in agriculture and ranching was given a rousing welcoiac this week us It edged out of- a M-month lull. Serving as a needed sllmnbnt Die gctiml rain two weeks ago which improved ranges and put cultivated land in Ihe best conditions In nearly a year. Trading of cattle started a week ago at Balrrt nnd has edged west Prices quoted, for calves In sale.-? was 6 ttnts per pound for hclfcrt and 1 cents steers. A r few two year old steer's went at 7 1-2 wrmd. During Ihc past two days Iherc bas been a parting In lambs kound SwcstwaUr, jfbieh repre- guard world peace, but their poli- cies incite other countries 1loatake up the naval building race." Despite the anese accord "against-: corrSrauntsm, he said "Japaii-was not allied with Germany and Italy and, therefore, "their naval programs do not af- fect the far Presumably the Apokesman's re- marks referred lo statements made Tuesday before the naval affairs committee of the United States house of representatives by Admiral William D. Leahy. Meeting Called Of Dog Factions Saturday, City Hall, Time And Place Of Session Bolh proponents and opponents of the proposed dog law have been invited to meet In the city hail a: 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon for a discussion of the measure. The meeting is being called by livestock men who favor the local option law. but they have specific- ally invited all persons interested In the law from any angle to at- tend. Knox Parr, county farm agent, will preside until n chairman for the day Is elected. Among those promoting the meeting are H. R. Roberts of Guion and J. W. Bet- tes, route 5, Abilene. CLARIFIES INTENTIONS ''We want it understood tjir.t we're not tryinp to deprive people of their pet dogs, or of their use- ful watchdogs." Mid a spokesman for the group. "We only want to protect our stock from ravages o' stray dogs.'1 Raisers of sheep In particular arc urging passage of the law. They point out heavy damages Inflicted to their flocks by marauding dogs "We rimi'l intend to make it im- possible to keep dogs in the coun- ty, or even make It hard to keep said one shecpraiser. "We want lo go about this with- out making anybody mad." point- ed out Robert. "The new law will protect the owners of good dof.i. and wilt save a lot of hard feelings flmonp neighbors. Some have the tdom that we're trying to kill out all the dogs. We're only trying to save our stock." Judging Begins In Poultry Show Event At Merkel Attracts More Than 400 Birds Bl- STAFF AVKITF.R MERKEL, Feb. of approximately 400 birds entered in the elg'nlh annual Merkel Poul- startcd this after- be completed Frl- try show was noon and will day night. Fifty-one exhibitors entered birds In all classes and are competing for the 5300 to be awarded In premiums and prizes. One ol the first lo get his pen of Rhode Is- land reds ready was R. A. Ellis, president of the and one who showed in first event 25 ego. E. H. Cordill. hon-.; orary vice-president, also showed In the first exhibit and is back again this year. With splendid weather prevail- ing, many visitors were on hand to watch J. w. PTjchett of Stam- ford jartge the birds, and do little vetting. Clifford Eolf, poul tryman north of town, is super- intendent of the show. Other of- ficials arc Bill Eheppard Mer- active and Arl Sharp ol Merkel, secretary-treas- urer. STRING FROM SNYDKR C. F. Scntell, Snydcr lawyer Sw MERKCL, 3. Col. 6 Sit Down Strikes Debated Before Senate Group WASHINGTON, Feb. Is not biased and has no "starry eyed illustrations'1 about remakln the social order, Board Chairmar J. Wan-en Madden testified befor a today. This was his reiily to fremien accusations of partiality and rad Icalism. e Madden and Senator Burke (D- critic of the board's activi- ties, clashed frequently. Burke, who is demanding a congressional Investigation of the board, asked if he boird thought the labor re- ations net guaranteed the right of employes to engage In a sit-down strike. "No, I replied Mad- lien. Then he asked the Nebraska sen- ator if it would make any differ- ence him, in handling such a case, whether the employer was guilty of a Hat violation of the labor relations act, If that violation brought about his workers' decision to sit-down. "UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES" Burke replied he considered the fit-down strike, "a dagger right at the heart of the economic system" and that he would not condong It under any circumstances. He critl- cbcd the board for having rein- stated workers who had taken part In slt-downs. "Would you say that none of the employes who Joined In the motor Industry sit-down last April should have been Madden In- quired. "No, I certainly would Bhrke said. In ordering reinstatement of workers, Madden said, the board considered, primarily, violations of the labor act by employers. The two Quarreled over Burke's charge that Industrial disputes had increased since the board iKgan op- erations. Madden contended there were only a fourth as many men on strike last September as in the same month of Ihc -previous 5-ear. Burke retorted "men don't go on strike.when there is a business re- cession and workers are being laid off." SAN PEDRO, Calif., Feb. mid-air night crash destroyed two giant sky bombing patrols, killed eleven men and raised the death toll to 18 within four weeks in sea, maneu- vers of the navy's newest sky weapon. In the midst of night battle exercises, 70 miles at sea, dur. ng a heavy rain squall last night, battleship and destroyer offi- cers saw two of the world's most powerful sky cruisers col- lide. f One burst into flames. The other fell in splintered wreckage. FOURTEEN ABOARD Four of the 14 men aboard them were picked up. One died later. Three survivors are under treat- ment aboard the fleet hospital ship relief. The aircraft were of the latest .ypc long-range sky fighters, slml- ar to squadrons recently flown to Panama. Hawaii and Alaska. A sister-ship with seven aboard, vanished 26 days earlier off the Southern California coast in night maneuvers. Death roll of last night's tragedy Includes Lieutenants Elmer Glenn Cooper and Carleton Barmorc Hutchins, both of Coronado, Cahf, Aviation cadet Erwln John Koch, Toledo, Ohio, and the following crcv: members, Maurice Fitzmau- ricc, El Cajon, Calif.; Paul Land- grebe. Stillwell, Indiana; John Gregory' Niedzweicki, Milwaukee, Wls.; Julian Rawls, Chula Visla, Calif., and George Gordon Grlftln, Joe Earl Walton, Marion William Woodruff and J. H. Hester, all of San Diego, Calif. There were of the sky cruisers in the air. BURST INTO. FLAMES It was p. m., when the blackness of the night was pierced by flaming collision of the two sky Officers and men Hitler Charts Cabinet Plans 'Streamlining' May Be Answer To Nazi Crisis BERLIN. Feb. Adolf Hitler reported to- day to have approved the formation Jf streamlined cabinet as tho olutlon to (he most serious crisis he Nazi party has faced In years. Well-informed circles said this cf' San Clemenfe Island. The 1J-P-3, commanded by Lieut. Cooper, 'crashed i8 flames.- All aboard perished. The ll-P-4, com- manded by Lieut. Hutchins, spun hurtling Into the choppy seas, a mass of splintered War maneuvers of the force at he scene ceased immediately. Jrashboals from the dreadnaughts >ped to the' rescue, under glare of t hundred searchlights. The flagship Pennsylvania's crashboats picked up four men. fhey were taken to the battleship Tennessee, which sped (o the hos- pital ship relief, miles away. Hester died aboard the relief. The three survivors are D. B. Mc- and V. O. Hatfield, with jroken leg's, and L. S. Carpenter, with fractured arm. Their homes are in San Diego, Calif. late today frorh the U. S. S. Pennsylvania, Admiral See DISASTER, Tf. 3, Col. 5 May Ask Big Sum For Farm Relief Midwest States Drouth Is Cause WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 Congress may be asked to appro priate a large relief sum to tide drouth stricken farmers over the winter, administration olficrtls dis- closed today. t Secretary of the Treasury Mor- genthau announced the relief .task may call lor more money than Is now available. Because of lack of rain. Hie number of farm families depending on farm security grants has more thin doubled in the hst six months and that agency's lunds are near exhaus- tion. Increased rural distress. PSA officials said, has occurred princi- pally in North and South Dakota Montana, Nebraska and Kansas. VON'fcLOMBEKQ solution would mean the quiet ab- sorption of the vanished power of Marshal Werner von Blomberg, re- signed minister of war, by Col. Gen. Herman Wilhelm Goering, the No. 2 Nazi. e i Cabinet rank would be given to he heads of the army, navy and airforce, allowing the war ministry o disappear along with von Blom- berg, now on a Honeymoon from ft'htch he Is expected not to return. POWER TO COERING .0 In (his cabinet, Goering techni- illy would be listed as air minls- er with Gen. Wer- ner von Frltsch, commander-in- chief of the army, as war minister and Admiral EricrrHaeder as navy minister. But right hand man and head of the economic defenso council, Goering's position as co- ordinator of the nation's military and industrial economy would give him the dominant voice in all na- tional defense matteis. Hitler and Goering witnessed the virtually secret wedfflng of von Blomberg and his former secretary who was described by army lead- ers as socially "impossible." was said to hate been uninformed of the position of Frauicin Gruhn and the objections the army would raise. scnl.s the first activity along that line since last October and Nov- ember. Most of the ewe lambs sold for seven cents per pound and cue bunch sold for half a cent more. Tractors and horses have bfeu hookrd to gang plows, walking middle busters, one-way plows, and iWtrt as the winter plowing gets under way. Almig with this Is a lot of small In different awas grain pltttllng and there Is ample moIMurs to bring the grain to n good stand. Dohiui ol Forth Worth and DOM of Eotan bough hundrc4i calves1 In that section for 6 and 7 cents per poiipd. Everett of a calves to Mtaucjfca. lor the price. Pat Elder of Sivceitvatcr bought a bunch of csve liunbs for 7 cents per pound and a string of kid goats for there. around In the latest trading Floyd Spvoul of the same section sold n bunch of ewes lor around nnd there has 'been a little selling of wool nl U cents Per pound. HF.RKVORI) SAI.KS OX Hereford tales Ihls week- started t-ht' bull season in West Texas and the first sales will set somewhat of a pattern fct Brown county other prices. Miners Boom Lewis For Presidency WASHINGTON. Fob. thousand shouting delegates to tin- United Mine Workers' 35th conven- tion heard'Jclui booaif.i for the presidency today. Frank Hayes, lieutenant poverr.i't of Colorado and Lewis' predecessor as president of the miners, ex- pressed hope that some day union would place erne of its "in.'rii Wane For AFL-CIO Peace MIAMI, Feb. fac- tors served tonight to dim. pros- pects for an peace between the American of La- bor and the Committee for In- dustrrnl Organization. They were: Reporting on peace par- of AFL and CIO conferees at Washington, the fcrioratton's ocm- rnlttee blamed John 1.. Ixjwis for Its collapse. 2. Tnc commit (oe mn4t 'no recommendations for a resump- tion of efforts to rr.rt tho labor war. AFL rxcn.iive council, offering averagrd j bers in tilt White House. Ho j allcr receiving thr. report, and the George Keith cattle i that the union had the average! at Wichita which is slishtiy luiow Ihc paid the time Falls prices See RURAL WORK, 3, Col, Lewis. When the delegates cheered ihw remark. Hayes said he wished miuertf convmtlon was the demo-. pic suspended. craUc. national convention, hulls will be. anno'.uicod another session at which" President William Gnm said It probably would consider outright expulsion of Ihc CIO unions whose Re- Ffiay. Gas Company Head Charges Politics Back Of Rail Board's Oder Of Rate Service Charges of political motives In the Texas Railroad commission's offer to aid cities and KfTis ascer- tain fair rales for local retail gas were made jrstcrday by U B.tCcn- nlng. president Of the Lone'Stir i Cms company. He a formal sUlcmenljiki "The ''statement issued tf the Texas Ballraid commission concerning Ihc au- thority to fix gas rates in porstert cities and todfcs is mls- laHing deceptive .and appar- ently Issued for ooliUca! purposes. "Tills Is a political year tpd the railroad commission Is s'tartlng early lo use the lor own political ends, 'since the gas industry is, the only public utility In Texas tfnder "We that the com- mission ha: the authority to exer- cise any ortgiBnl Jurisdiction in in- corporated titles and towns. Origi- nal Jurisdiction over gas rates is vested in the cM'its nr.d trvns by statute. commission can onV> exercise appellate jurisdiction ki such cases. This proposition bfis been definitely settled "both by statute, and judicial decisions in Texas. The procedure suggested b> the commission will result In extravagaiil litigation and useless wistc otf the funds of both the tax- I0aycrslt'of the state and the gas 'consumers. commlssllK's investigations the rates of the companies the Lone Star Gas sys- Stt STAR, Ff. 3, 5 University Students Boycott Jap Goods ALBUQUERQUE. N. M., Feb. 3. a battle cry of the New Mexico university chapter of the American student union inaugurated today a boycott of Japanese foods in protest of Nipponese "agfession in China." Leaders said they would seek (o enlist all students, professors and townspeople in the movement. The union's action, said menibers Oliver La Grone, is not one against the Japauesj "but against the' war machine which dominates Three Thousond Enroll At Tech p LUBBOCK, Feb. llshing a new record for spring enrollments, a fetal of students had permits to reg- ister at Texas Technological col- lege today. Of the total, 220 were new EnrollmeiU" the fall tcr in September was 3.164.______ Thl Weather .lrn VICIXITV: Tartly clfO-Ty ami ivaimfr 1'rtdny. j- TVAAS: tk'iMyJfc rurlly rlonflL miM t-mrfralnrrft, Salnrday. TEXAS clondy Friday; Satortfay troslly cloudy, Ifnirwra- fe trtth WBlJK-ast Mil violh nln.N on Itir OKLAHOMA: ClooAy m purlTy rtcndy. ftMlrl I'rlitAy xnd MfeirlT, M.W MEXICO: GtnrniltY little In Itrupm- 11 re,   

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