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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               Abilene OFFENSE TO F VOL. LVII. NO. 265 Motor Caravan Protests Valley Labor Troubles 'Jobless Citrus Workers Parade In Strife Areas HAnUNOEN, Feb. 50 car caravan of citrus workers an union sympathizers paraded th length of the lower Rio Grand valley today In a gesture of protes against citrus proration and anti union activity. The demonstration was peaccfu throughout the 70-mile trek. A Horlliigen, where rangers and stat highway police joined sheriff's dep nties to guard against possible dis order, thc demonstrators were pre vented three times from passin the plant of the Valley Publishtn company, where n strike of com posing room workers has been ir effect 10 days. J. L. Hilburn, president of th Mercedes local 203G3 of thc frui nnd vegetable workers union, an A P. of L. affiliate, Bald thc protes was against the proration of pro duce being shipped from the valle> "There are Held plan workers out of work now, due tc Hilburn, the leader o the caravan, said. "If proratloi up there will be or C.OOt more jobless. We will keep demon stratitig until something is doni about it. We" won't starve peace fully." Asked if the assembly was aimed nt the Valley Publishing companj Hilburn said "We also are demon itratlng against thc cmploymen anywhere of non-union worker where a union has been organized.' Tlie company's three papers, thi Brownsville Herald, the Vallej Morning Star at Harlingeii, and the Valley Evening Monitor at McAllen have been published here slrici Monday. HARLINGEN, Peb. E Branch, manager of the La Feria Citrus association plant, said to- night about 200 men had entered the plant today and urged Its work ers to leave their jobs. He said members of the group lurtied off the electric power anc shouted loudly but did not damage machinery. No workers left their jobs and the men quit the plan aTTer hair an hour, Branch said. Tear Bombs Rout Santone Strikers S.W ANTONIO, Feb. Police used tear gas to rout a group of striking pecan shellers from in front of a plant here today. "Tlie lid is Donald Hender- son, president of the National CIO union, declared, "and picketing wll continue regardless of what police say or do.'' Shortly after the incident. Hen- derson ami J E. Grassland of Hous- ton, secretary of the state federa- tion of CIO unions, were subpoen- aed to appear before the Bexar county grand Jury tomorrow. Marooned Russians Drifting To Land MOSCOW. Feb. 9 communications reestablished with four Russian marooned on a small polar ice float tonight re vcalcd they were drilling south- west ncaring the east const of Greenland. Tlie campers, whose raldo mes sage had ben unheard for 36 hours because of magnetic storms, were cheerai by improving weather con ditions after a storm hart threaten cd their tiny floe. Tlie ice breaker Murmanclj hurrying Io rescue the scientists, re- ported its position as still more than 250 miles from the drifting camp crs. FD To Ask Additional Detroit Due For Big Lump Of Aid WASHINGTON, Peb. additional federal re- lief expenditure to be recommended soon by President Roosevelt, Is io be distributed largely In thc big manufacturing centers which have been hard hit by winter layoffs Detroit, center of the automobile industry which has dropped many thousands of workers, will get a major porllon of the fund, officials indicated. "Our grealcst problem Is In the Industrial U was MW at W P. A. headquarters. "Heavy de- mands have- come from the auto- motive and other mass production fields where there have been win- ter layoffs. "We cannot say at this lime whether all these people thrown Into idleness will be placed on work relief rolls." The money Io be asked nill be in ariditlon to sums originally allotted for this fiscal Tlie president today told his In- tentions Io legislators at a confer- ence. When the session was ended. It R-.IS learned Roosevelt would send a mesagc to congress, possibly to- morrow, asking the supplementary appropriation and setllng icrth (l) reasons lor his request, CIO U.S. Steel Sign Contract Existing Agreement Renewed With Door Open For Wage Adjustments NEW YORK, Feb. vast U. S. Steel Corpora tion, faced with sudden price cuts by non-OIO-organized com petitors, today granted the CIO an indefinite extension of its working contract, but left.a door ajar to possible wage reduc lions. The effect of the new 'big steeV'-CIO treaty was to per petuate the present contract, calling for a basic mini mum, but with the understanding adjustment could be sough by either side and that, failing concurrence within 20 days o: any such revision demanded the whole agreement woul end. AWAIT PRICE DEVELOPMENTS To sonic observers it seemed clea the corporation had decided to re tiiin Hie status Quo to allow lime t determine to what extent the pric ABILENE, TEXAS, 10, SOLON ACTOR Pictured above is J. Manlcy Head, 28, Texas' young- est legislator, who has crashed the movies as an actor. A native ol Stehpenvillc. Head will play a. role in Paramount's forthcom- ing picture. "The com- pany of which Is now on loca- tion at the La Mota ranch near San Antonio. Early Settler Of City Passes .Abden.Holt Dies In Home Where He Lived 42 Years Abdon Holt died Wednesday even- ing at the home where he had lived more thnn 40 years. lie was 70 years old. Mr. Holt, K member of one of Central West Texas earlier ranch 'amllies who came here -when Abl- ene was only five years old, lived at 340 Hickory street. The residence had been his home iince early in 1896. when Mr. Holt and his bride of a fca- months mov- ed to town from their ranch east of Abilene. Tiie elderly ranchman had been land appraiser for several insur- ance companies and farm and rancli oan agencies in his later years. He iad been in failing health since last September. FUNERAL AT HOME Funeral sen-ices will beheld at 4 o clock this afternoon at the home The riles will be read by the Rev fr' ot st- Paul's Methodist church, of which Mr Holt was a member. Named as pallbearers were W G Swcnson, Homer Scott, c S Bass w Wiley Tlilller W. J Bryan. Burial in Cednr Hill cemetery will be directed by Laush- er Funeral home Mr. Holt i, survived by his Kite, 'Irs. Nellie Hole. Iwo sons, c M Ho t of Amnrillo Bnd Abrton p' Holt of Lubbock; one daughter Mrs' Owen Ellis of Abilene; and one brother, Asa Holt of Abilene, the st of 12 children. Another brother, Clayton Holt died here February 18, 1937. Except or four boys in thc family, none of Holts brothers and sisters readied nnturlty. Most of them died in in- ncy. "They didn't know how to (end tc hildren In those Asa Holt observed last night. Abdon Holt considered himself native Texan, although he wns born near Auburn. Ala., In Mason ounty. His birth'date was Dc- cmber 31, 1867. Basis for that attitude was the act that his family then lived in Sec HOI.T, rj. 3, Col. 7 structure would be hammered. Today's price declines, which U 3. Steel's Carnegie-Illinois subsi diary made the situatira shape up like this: Historic steel opponents of th lower ng rates on some o[ their product had taken at least one step jn th direction of tha low-price, high production economy demanded b. some Roosevelt adminislralionists. Antl this step had been taken a time when U. S. Steel faced ih hour ol decision as to whether t continue with the CIO. "Big steel" already had laid j, predicate for passible wage declines through n statement of Presiden Benjamin Falrless that price cuts could but end eventually In lowc pay for tile workers. new and extended U. 6 Steei-CIO agreemnt directly invol- ves Or substantially affects som 240.000 workers. Thc cio's stce workers organizing committee, head cd by Philip Murray, retains the light io bargain only {or Its mem- bers, steel emphasized that the opei shop was reaffirmed. Murray, saying thc new contract promised "to stem the tide of wagi added it was a "victors for America" because of the "stab- ilizing effect" it would have on busi- ness generally. Letter May Shed Light On Slaying ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga, Peb that a mysteri- ous letter was found under the front door of the rectory or Dr. Charles H. Lee the night before he was killed by a sniper was reported at a coroner's inquest here today. Although the Inquest was'held behind closed doors, an- informed source said a maid in thc nian's residence testified she found the letter, which was not post- marked, mid handed it to Mrs. Lee. The maid did not know the con- tents, she said. Tlie coroner's jury planned to ob- tain the letter in the hope it misht shed light on the identify of the assassin n-ho fired two bullets into the rectory Saturday night one of which killed Dr. Lee. Accused Nazi Cleric Dismisses Counsel Trial In Upheaval, Recessed 10 Days BERLIN. Feb. 0-w -Assuming .he role of n martyr, the Rev. Mar- tin Niemoeller threw his star chamber trial info confusion today   said. Recommendation ias made that the United States bmld up greater defense A wealthy nation? Yes But Tor each million dollars of wealth we have only one he Sen DOI1ERTV, Pj. j, Col. s Assault Case Until February 21 Trial of Pat Adams In dis net court .on a criminal assaul cnarge was until Febniarj -I when called before Mil burn S. Long Wednesday. District Attorney Bob Black ask 'he postponement because o: he illness and absence of the com- plnining witness. District court room was filled when the case was called. Include1 n the crowd was a special venlr of IaO men. who were Instructed o report back on February 21. Judge bond bond has been prepared, bu is bring held pending ap woval of thc sheriff of the men's home county, Martin. Wright Defence Resorts To Oratory LOS ANGELES, Peb Uiwyers began a two-day' battli logic nno oratory today ovei f he fate of 38-year-old Paul Vnght, airport president, who, a. m. last Nov. 9, fatally shol iis young wife and his riend" John Klmmel, on a pia ench at the Wright home. Assistant Prosecutor J. Mill Leavjr contended the state it >t iroved Wright committed ler "in degree." his The Weather .VKII.rxi: AMI VICIM Thc "dog question'' w.is practical- taboo In Taylor county Wcdues- Thc day after thc election that volers refuse, almost 3-1, to 'iopt the slate local option dog, both sides apparently were cvl- enclng no "hard feelings." County Judge Lee R. York csll- natcd that the election ounly between 4550 and S600. In- of to -judges and miscellaneous xptnrliturcs. j r Ihe possibility bad been nmi v mentioned during nrc-rlccllon menls. there will be no conference1 of dog Ou-ucrs nnd livestock men to frame a "compromise" law There Is thins as a t> law In Texas, and thc cit.v al- ready has an nnlnforccd dog o'rdini' "nee Only way for the county (n WWIrc a law coverinf Us ciitlre nrca would be securing passage o! special bill in the legislature, when y t iliat would bc'a W-fctchfd tio- cciture, political observers say. i i to mwVrmte t IV omit. irwirh frtf tlanij, rrtsbibt O: r.rity PRICE 5 CENTS Anarchy Menaces Jap Authority In Conquered Nippons Blame Banditry Wave On Communists WINNINC FIRE DEf'T PUMPERS Above Is the members of the Balllnger volunteer lira department's pumper team which won first place In race contest Tuesday iftemoon the meeting of the Hillpoun- try Firemen's association at Bal- linger. From left to right the members are: E. A. Miller, Jack Carroll, Raymond Hash, o. W. Gurley, Fate Parker and H. L. Lawless. The team's time for the contest was 23 2-5 seconds Brownwood's team took second place with Urns of J4 1-5 sec- onds. BY 2 -1 MAJORITY-- Farm Bill Gets House OK Quick Senate Action Unlikely Lengthy Debate Seen When Upper House Gets Act WASHINGTON, Feb. The administration's :new crop control program house ap- proval by a two to majority to- day and went to.tbe1 OF COLEMAN HEREFORD SALE Sixty-One Animals Average In Auction; E. E. Horn Big Buyer leaders said It would .fee tomorrow. The legislation which the 'house accepted by a 2S3 to 135 bl-partlsan voiewas a revised, draft which a WASHINGTON, Feb. representatives. as follows on the administra- tion's compromise farm bill: Democrats for: Dies, Garrett, Luther A. Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, Jones, Lanham, Mcftrlane Mahtm, Mansfield, Maverick, Patman, Fatten, Poage, Ray- burn, Sanders, South, Sumners, Thornason.. Democrats against: Kleburg, Thomas, West. chambers passed last wnate house conference com- mittee wrote from provisions Jills, both December. SEEK SPEEDY AmtOVAL Senate leaders, some of whom went to the house during the vote Said they would seek quick action n (hit chamber so the measure could be sent to the White House Jn time for spring planting. There was little prospect, how- ever, that the senate would act with anything lite the speed of the louse. In the latter chamber where he measure came up yesterday ad- ninistratlon fores put over a rule imltlng debate to four hours. Under senate rules, debate can be limited only by a two-thirds 'ote and a limitation seldom Li ap- proved. There were Indications, too hat many senators wished to de- bate the measure, particularly See FARM BILL, Tt. J, I FFA Father-Son Feed At Blackweli BLACKWHi, Feb. annual Future Farmers of America Father- Son banquet will be. held here to- morrow night at the high achool ordlng to J. D. Franklin Jr ad- Isor. Members of the Btoctwell apicul- ural class, their fathers, achool ward members and others will at- cnd the event. By HARRY HOLT IB Urn br a haaMMmlnr affair for five Crieman nonty Hereferd breeders matched their tattle with Report 3 Generals' Resign In Protest To'Nazification' Revives Talk Of III Will Between Hitler And Army BERUN, Feb. Chan- cellor Adolf Hitler stronger than his discontented generals? week's army and cabinet first: Are uayiiiev shake-ups seemed U) have answered that question In the affirmative out it was raised again in diploma- tic quarters today by reports three generals offered their resignations In ptpUst against Nazification of the army. _Other questions pew out of the there many discontented officers In the army? Observers familiar with Hitler's tactics pointed out all necessary precautions against effective oppo- utlon natnralry m-ere'taken before the chancelta- ever embarked on such a drastic shake-up. The names of the'three reported to have offered thelr'VeslgnaUons were withheW, Their action wis said to have one outcome cf resentment over an editorial last Saturday in Hitler's own Voelltljcher :er which was taken ai a reflection on army morals. Meanwhile Nazi party headquar- ters, with Helnrlch Kimmler, chief Of all Germany police, as the prime mover, was to be preparing an order for "N.dflcaUon" .the It was reported the order would eliminate chaplains from the army make the Nad aalute obllfitorr confine recrulUnf ot future youni to men who attended Nut mrty Institutions of leamlni; and place a political commissioner on ach army staff. J. C. lion i that.: aremed North China In Grip Of Vandals As War Surges On SHANGHAI, Feb. 10 (Thursday) grave state of anarchy and net today was reported strain- ing; authority of the Japanese in north China while their armies struggled to conquer a vast area of central China onjf the Lunghai railroad. Dispatches from Tientsin said after the Japanese evicted Chinese officials in captured north China provinces these areas relapsed into banditry and civic disorder. 'INTOLERABLE" It was authoritatively reported conditions had become intolerable for peasants who had not fled from their homes during the Japanese in- vasion and that marauding bandj were preying on the countryside... Japanese authorises In fientsln charged communist agents were ac-, tlve In stirring up the people to un- precedented anarchy. Japanese troops were slid to be mopping up bandits and alleged communist guerilla bands between Tientsin and Paotingfu. Authorities have been trying to persuade them to surrender and, according to Chin- ese reports, of them agreed to do so, but others refused to do so. Chinese and Japanese authorities offered rewards for firearms and the heads of alleged outlaw leaders. Sharply conflicting reports' 61 from, provinces. M The Japanese said eight to live driving down from the Shan- .jc- tuni province region along a battle JIM for "ne roughly 273 miles long and Not far-. from. ranch head- quartert is- a. monument erected in honor of ttjt.mothir of all register- ed cattle in. Kbrtll herd The cow. Breeze .21st, mis bought at the first Dallas.fair, and her. descend- ants are the .foundation for the present herd. Many old-.Lrae. cattlemen men who drove longhorns out ofthls count- try when Camp .Colorado was an outpost came today io see an entirely new cattle in a new world. When they drove across these roll- ing hills, broken only by beautiful trreea, steers were worth 110 ner head. Today they sold as high what Largent and of Brownwood paid for a 1 -month-old heifer, Pearla 3d. These cattlemen remember when the Echo ranch was home for one KB '.K ,J hey 8rc the counlrj', of cat- through- and high-gride g-grde purebred cattle and sheep now graze and that once was home of the longhorn. DAY SLOWS BIDDING Both cattlemen and cattle suc- cumbed to "spring fever" today as unusually balmy weather held sway Buyers were a bit slow In paying off for animals offered. E. E. Horn. Baird rancher, was heaviest buyer of the day, taking JO bulls. Remainder of the sales were well scattered. J. c. Dlbrell Sons consigned 27 to the that brought prices, jor lne moet part, above the general aver- Other consigners were M.K. Witt of Coleman, Byers estate, cowman, jack Home, Coleman, c. E. Klngsbury, Santa Anna, and Os- car McDermett, Cross Plains Visitors were treated to a bar- dinner. Buyers. address, Prlce, animals nought and date of .calving arc WORLD TOUR IN Adventurer's Lecture Spellbinds Audience GARTH JO.NES more than two hours lut ighl Richard Halliburton, autlwr nd adventurer, carried a capacity idlence In the McMurry coltefe idltorlum as far from AW- ne as he could gtt them. Spinning tale after tale of htj lersonal ttie romantic raveler transported an eajxcUlly eceptive crowd with him u he thc Alps on an harrnoniea elephant. Made with horror as he told of ow he listened to thc death bed >nfesslon of thc esecuUoner of ic last of ihe nomanovs. Then irllled them he took the Prince of Baghad riding In hts the Flylrif Carpet. Swagftrlng, gesturing, never lUll a moment, hurled barrage after barrage of unbelievable of foreign lands at his listeners in true Halllburtonlan manner. Meti- culously dressed In a well flttlnt double breasted suit, he was the modern day version of the htrws of his boyhood Alexander the Great, Napotooo, Lawrence of Arabia. His first story was the recount- ing of his trek .across thc Alps from Switzerland to Italy on the back ob Mademoiselle Hlaabeth a three ton telephttnt. Following the or Hannibal, he the famous St. Bernard dlsrupled church sen-l- ees In the little town of St. Pierre Dolly, his eisphant, took a on Ihe public square. He told of how he moved Dolly from the middle ol a traffic ctog- jed highway in the Alps when she mountain sick and balked talking to her In French baby How he and Dolly put to Tout an Italian army of of Mussolini's best soldiers when tbf fltphant shied at firing artillery, humor to tragedy, he lold the east-wi u Japanese disputed by Chinese, who declared their, own troops had prevented tha Japanese from advancing alon" the Hwal river front and "wen sucessfully resisting- 'the armies pushing toward the Lunghai railwajp and the strategic junction city ol Suchow from the north. Seek To Prevent Church Unification Retired Bishops Join Opposition AUGUSTA, Feb. re- tired bishops of the Methodist Ifclscopal church, South, extended their sympathetic cooperation IcA day In a campaign launched by laymen against unification of branches of the church. C. J. Stewart, a member of the executive committee of the organ- ization for the preservation' of the Southern Methodist church, said he. had received from Bishop Warren A. Candler, retired, a letter com- mending the movement to "the sympathy of all good people" Stewart said the laymen's "state- ment of policy' set forth among other things: "We believe the adoption x x will drive from the church thous- ands of southern Methodists. DALLAS, Peb. 9- (ft Bishop John if. Moore, chairman of the> unification committee of the Meth- odist church, Soulh, tonight Issue with thc reported contention ot a retired bishop of the'church that the plan for Methodist uni- fication was dead because one con- ference had voted against it. Bishop Moore said the law to which Bishop Collins Denny ol Richmond. Va., referred in a letter to an official ol a layman's group at Augusta, Ga., was repealed in' 1832. "According to church Bis- hop Denny wrote c. J. Stewart of Augusta, chairman of the group opposing unification, "each annual conference must agree x x x north Mississippi annual confer- ence gave a majority vote against t and consequently the plan already failed." Rioting Breaks Out After Irish Election BELFAST, NORTHERN IRE- LAND, Feb. dis- orders brokj- out tonight near Hie conclusion of Northern general election called .by Prime illnlsier Lord Cralgavon to I MIS S HALLIBURTON', 3, Col, 4 1 uil IU DKCK his stond ajaimt union with Ire-   

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