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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL LVI I, NO. 266 OFFENSE TO YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT i (ATI Demo Leaders To Seek Farm BilLOkeh Today Initial Efforts Encounter Snag From Dairy Bloc ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY EIGHTEEJTpAGES IN TWO SECTIONS. Attempt Made To Send Act Back To 'Joint Committee WASHINGTON, Feb. (AP) Administration lead ers, rebuffed in their attemp to hurry the new crop eontro program through the senate to day, sought votes tonight t pass it tomorrow. The bill ran into a jam thi afternoon when Senate Bchwellenbach us ually a loyal administration follower, asked that it be sen back to s joint committee. CHARGES RULE VIOLATED The westerner argued that th joint committee, which spent fiv weary weeks drafting the progran for controls over production ant marketing of cotton, wheat, com tobacco and rice, violated a senate rule by modifying the "dairy-live stock" provision. The dairy amendmen would have denied benefit payments to farmers who took land cut of the production of major crops and usei it for the production of dairy am livestock articles. It was approvet at the Insistence of legislators from states where dairying has long been a major industry. Schwellenbach argued that since both senate and house voted for the original dairy amendment, the con- feres had no right to modify It McNARV CONCURS He won ready support from Minority Leader McNary (R-Ore) and Senator O'Mahoney (D-Wyo) who announced they would take the floor tomorrow to support the mo- tion to send the legislation back to conference. Senate consideration of the com- plicated measure got off to a dul start when Senator Johnson (R- Calif) forced reading of the en- tire bill. This took some three hours Chairman Smith (D-Sc) of the senile argiculture committee flnallj got the floor to urge senators to follow the house's lead and approv the measure quickly, but he en- countered a barrage of critic questions. Senator Smith said the program had the support of "59 percent of the farmers.'1 Republican leader McNary argued that all the "ever-normal granary features" asked by the secretary of agriculture had been stricken from the measure. FFA's Growth Told At Blackwell Fete Second Banquet Attended By 65 BV HARRY HOLT Staff Corespondent BLACKWELL, Feb. 10-The far mer's important place in the nation. al economic picture and the grow- 1tig trend to educate Mm for thai place were described tonight in key- note speeches delivered at the sec- ond annual father-son banquet of the Bluckwell Future Farmers of America. Sixty five attended the event, held at the Blackwell high school build- Ing. Chief among several talks were those by A. j. BlerschwaJe of Alpine, area 2 supervisor of voca tlonal agriculture; and Zollic steak Sweetwaler attorney. Speaking on "Educational Blerschwste quoted the maxim, "Necessity is the mother of In arriving at his point. Necessity gave rise to better s he "W. coming when the------ "'o federal act was passed, creatlr% m.tto.1 department for teysLI organized a further BLACKWILL. Tf. J, Csl IheWeaiheT A3 Itmpfntire HOUR i s 4 R It 1 10 S9 SHIP IN WHICH 13 MET DEATH Like a phantom the ill-fated Soviet dirigible U. S. S. R.-V6 rides against a cloud bank over Moscow in the picture above, taken before the ship crashed into a mountain, kiling 13 men of a crew of 18. The dirigible, Russia's biggest, was on a trial preparatory to dashing to (he rescue of four Russian scientists drifting on an Ice floe off Greenlsnti. If Seen Her JAPAN WOULD JOIN IN NAVY LIMITATION, SAYS SPOKESMAN TOKYO, Feb. Japan- ese naval spokesman indicated to- day Japan would join in efforts to lialt the world naval race if Great Britain and the United States would l-aoroach the problem from '.her point of view. The spokesman said if quantita- tive of warships well as qualitative siZ2 of warships and made the basis, it was likely Japan would participate in any formal ef- fort to prevent a world naval race. The spokesman's statement came s Premier Prince Kumimaro Konoye ana Admiral Mitsumasa Yonai, Uie naval minister, confer- red on the final details of Japan's Orators Arrive For ACC Meet Collegiate orators began arriving ast night nt Abilene Christian col- ege preparatory to the opening to- lay of that school's annual speech earlv total oumament. More teams are expected this morning to bring the wla. number of schools represented to more than a dozen. Early arrivals Deluded Terns College at Mines, El Mardin Junior college, Wich- ta Falls. Baylor University, Waco, and Southwestern university George- town. Contests wilt begin in various speaking events at 9 o'clock this morning in Sewell audtlorium. In- cluded will bs preliminaries in radio >peaklng. oratory, extempore spcak- ng, and men's and women's poetry J reading. At o'clock this afternoon It I ttllCllJUlUt >rellminary rounds In debate will begin. Each taem will be required to win three of four preliminary lales to enter ihe finals. Three pre- Iminary rounds will be held this af- t 7 p. m. finals In the radio speaking contest will be held in Sewell auditorium. Speeches will be ward over KRBC, with judging to be done by persons sitting by radios Kit in town, folowlng this event, tlnals In oratory and poetry rending be held. CIO Gains In Texas KILGORE, Feb. 3. Fremmtng, International Workers union president, reported tonight that results of the Clo-spon- oil reply to the American. British and French demand for Japan's adher- ence to the qualitative terms of the London 1936 naval treaty. Japan refused to sign the London naval treaty and its qualitative pro- visions after the three powers re- jected her proposed "common upper or equality of tonnages. The spokesman out 'that n Jspan's naval Ipiani .was :rriade orf I he basis which Japan already rejected. He said that refusal to give the informa- would be made the pretext for naval expan- sion "on the imaginary grounds we slso Are Wright Defense Ends Argument LOS ANGELES, Feb. Dramatic Jerry Giesler invoked the laws of God and California today to exempt Paul A. Wright from blame for killing his wife and best friend. Tile bald, monkish-looking lawyer closed more than five and one-half hours of argument before eight men and four women jurors by quoting from four books of the old testa- ment and one of the new. From the Mosaic code, Giesler quoted a promise .of amnesty and sanctuary for a man if he "kllleth any person unawares." Thumbing through his Bible, he read again, "Ihe adulterer and. ad- ulteress shall surely be put to death." Giesler quoted from the Califor- nia penal code to show that one of the eight classes of persons not criminally responsible are those who commit acts "without conscious thereof." Upon this angle, a major part of the defensive case rests. Wright has testified he remem- bers nothing from the time he saw his young wife nnd John Klmmel in an unusual embrace on a piano bench at 4 ti. m. last Nov. 9, until he found himself Sanding over their bodies with his pistol. The shock of what he saw on the bench, he said, caused a in his consciousness, so that he did not remember shooting. Giesler argued an hour and a half yesterday afternoon and during all of today's court session. The ttate't closing argument therefore was de- until tomorrow. Chief Pro- supsunilal. ________ Instructions to the Jury. Man Stamped And Beaten To Death In Unexplained Affray At Wichita Falls WICHITA FALLS, Feb. 'ter his visit to Premier Ben- llo Mussolini in Rome Early in May if he Is unable to take a vacation Immediately after his .speech to the Reichstag, Feb. 20, when he is expected to explain his concentration of military and diplomatic power In his own hands and outline Germany's future course. Part of the physical reaction was said to have come from personal disappointment it the Involve of Marshal Werner von Blomberg, his friend and resigned minister of war, as the immediate cause of the crisis. Von Blomberg asked Hitler to be best man at his wedding to Erika Griihn, a carpenter's daughter, without explaining how objectionable she was to the army. Army leaders' Insis- tence she was "socially impos- sible" precipitated the crisis that kd to the shakeup and Nazlflcatton of the army. Notwithstanding outward in- dications and official assur- ances that "the crisis U Berlin today witnessed Its worst day of rumor mongerlng since all the blood purge of June 30, As practically all the rumors originated outside of the Reich, however, the German government believes that in their final analysis they may all be traced to one source or group of wurces acting in con- cert, The desire of certain of Germany's neighbors quickly to push rearmament program through their parliaments: was said to furnish the logical clue. There was an official denial of reports of supposed army revolls in East Prussian garri- son towns, street fighting in Berlin, executions of 16 gener- als and the dosing of German frontiers. SENATOR JOHNSON AGAIN Secret Alliance Hinted Solon Suggests Hull Not Aware Of Foreign Pact Boy Scouts lo Feast Tonight Banquet At First Methodist Church' To Begin At Celebrating the 30th anniversary of scouting-In the United States Boy Scoub from Abilene's 11 troops and. their parents and friends will be guests tonight at the annual scout week banuet. With Judge E. s. Cummings, president of the Chisholm Trail church', _ JSbrua'rr f to'12 was0 set aside this year to recognlM the organiza- tion of the irooi> in the n< lion In 1908. Banquets haye been held every night throughout the Chisholm Trail area. Most of the program win be composed of short talks by scouts themselves. Tenderfoot Man-In Kins of troop 13 will speak on "Why I Wanted to Become a Scout and Why I Like It So Far." Curtis Claxton, eagle scout of troop 77, answer the Question, "Have My Experiences as a Tenderfoot Second Class, and First Class Scout Been Frank Arroyc of the Mexican troop 12 will speak briefly on "Why I Want to Be the First Mexican Eagle Scout in the Chisholm Trail Council." A scout will be named today from troop three to speak on "My Experience in Scouting Through Tenderfoot and Second Class Bank." Eagle Scout Alex Bickley from troop g will tell of "The Influence of the Convocation at Washington During the National Jamboree" Eagle Scout Robert Ford will tell the story- of how Uncle Dan Beard presented his Eagle scout badge to him. Eagle scout badges will be award- ed Pat McCarty and Harry Bridges Of troop 27. while Justin Gray Jr. of troop 77 will make formal appli- cation for an eagle badge. Girl Lays Crime To Marihuana Cigarcts NEWARK, N. J., Feb. Confessing the slaying of a bus driver, Mrs. Ethel "Bunny" Sohl, 20-year-old daughter of Newark Joliceman, testified today the smoking of marihuana clgarets made it "seem right" to steal lutos and commit holdups On trial with Genevleve Owens. 18. for murder in the killing of William Birhorst, Mrs. Sohl said he loot of three In for "good limes, most- y for the movies." SUSPECTS PACT Story To Right) Japs Prep For Decisive Battle SHANGHAI, Feb. is pouring heavy re- inforcements into the northwest- era sector of the Lunghai corri- dor for a great inland offensive through central China. Long-range artillery duels sound- ed the prelude of what foreign military observers considered might be the decisive battle of.the war. Behind the incessant artil- lery bombardment, infantry units were organizing for the attack. Success of the Japanese plans would overwhelm resistance of Chinese troops In the fer- tile Shantung and Honan province plains, cut off the Lunghal rail- road, China's great east-west artery, and pave the way for an attack on Hankow, temporary Chi- nese capital 450 miles inland. The Japanese have" mobilized forces to spring traps at both ends of the 180-mile wide Lunghal cor- ridor where Chinese were rushing defense preparations. Pressure at Suchow, stronghold on the east, could compel a Chinese retreat inland ind force out the Chinese wedge aetwcen the Japanese conquered areas north and south of the cor- ridor. Pressure on the west, against Chengclraw where the Lunghal and the north-south Pelplng- HankoT railroad cross, could close the Chinese In between Japanese forces and open Japan's way in- .and. Vet. Colifornian Insists Britain, US In Alignment WASHINGTON, suggestion that there may be a secret alliance .behran the United States and Great abou which even: Secretaryjiull doej _ In the midst'-of'Wttei- inate de- bate over foreign and the naval'.expansion pro posed by President Hocwrelt, the Californian declared' "TAKEN FOR RI0E- "I fear that the of state T taken.for ride the other day, and that, with neither of us knowing exactly what wu in the offing or what had been agreed upon, perhaps something was In the wind which he did nol known and I did not know. "Events securing since my reso- Presented lead me to that belief." Johnson, one of the senators who prevented American entry Into the League of Nations after the world war, proposed recently that the senate ask Secretary Hull whether See .UITA.VCES, TI.. t, 7 South To Ask More Funds For Tick Wor WASHINGTON, Feb. yr, _ Representative South (D-Tex) aid he and L.. J. Wardlaw, chairman of the Texas livestock sanitary commission, would urge the house agriculture appropriation subcom mittee tomorrow to increase ap proprlations for tick eradication. South said the budget director had recommended only for the. 1933 fiscal year. He seeks to increase the amount to to equal the sum appropriated for the current fiscal year. South said he was Informed considerably over WO.OOO of the new appropriation would be spent In Texas. Mrs. Ed Shumwoy's Condition Serious Condition of Mrs. Ed Shumway, MS Graham, wa5 described last night as "fair'.1 by hospital attend ants. Mrs. Shumway underwent major surgery Monday and has been seriousl days, yesterd took a turn for the worse. surgery iHcnaay and nas seriously ill for the last four Rose Khools. yesterday It was reported she o! AS JIM HOGG WOULD PUT Allred Will Announce Third Term Plans 'When The Dogwoods Bloom', He Says In Washington WASHINGTON, Feb. jolitlcal question pf importance to Governor James V Allred will seek a third term- win be answered when hat State's dogwood trees bloom. "In the words of old Governor Jim he said today In ans- wer to a question. "I'll announce rhtthtr I nm going to run, or not "Then Uve dogwood blooms." Rtprtsentallve Palton the dogwood section of the Ute, said that aiunlly was nbout he mWdle of March. Jlrw! denied he planned to con- tt in New York (M- onel Ernest O. Thompson, Texas railroad commissioner mentioned as ft possible candidate in the gu- bernatorial race. "If Colonel Thompson is coming back here I know absolutely noth- ing about he said. "Mrs. Allred I came here solely lo attend the dinner Vice President Garner Is giving tomorrow night for titt president.? Asked If he might support Thompson, Allred "I have given no indication I would support Thompson, or ont else, in the race. Why don't thow fellows down there come" out and announce with tome I Senator Connally today entertained Governor and Mrs. All- red and other Texans at a lunch- eon in the capilol. Others the luncheon Included Murrell Buck- ner, Dallas; Postmaster Bruce Luna of Dallas; Ira Biiilet; Mark KcQee; and Senator Sheppard entertain the same group and Texas congressional delegation and their wires at a dinner tonight at the Mayflower hotel. He said he and Mrs. Allred would leave. Sal- inlay for Texas, returning by way If OUctfO, Attributed To Anti-Semitism Dr. Criesta, New Premier, To Rule Sans Parliament BUCHAREST, Rumania, Feb. 11 (Friday) (AP) Dr. Miron Cristea, patriarch of the Rumanian Orthodoi church, today became premier and virtual dictator of ia after the cab. inet of Premier Octavian Oogi resigned. The 68-year-old church head, who at first refused Kin; Carol's plea to take over the government, formed a cabinet of centre and liberal orienta- tion which will role without parliament. RULE BY D6CKEC Special parliamentary elections; scheduled for March 2, were can- celled, and all party actlvties suspended temporarily. The consti- tution was placed In abeyance. Pending the formulaton of a new constitution the government will ba ruled by decree. The new cabinet of Dr. Cristea; which Included seven former pre- mlesrs, took Its oath of aiiegltneej before the king eary this morning. Goga was reported to. haye de- clined offer of a post, saying he wanted to travel abroad. Jullu Maniu, powerful leader of the national peasant party, was understood not to be in the cabinet though he had been" offered a post but had earlier assured Carol hi would support a coalition govern- ment. rtRSUADEO CR1STEA to'-recohsider head the regime whsn wai informed M-year-oid Mironescu, three times premier, had a list of ministers practically ready. collapse of Goga's govern- on by his pro-fascist program and an economic, recession during the six weeks in office, oc- casioned little regret In Rumania., After presenting his resignation to Carol at the palace yesterday, harangued his ministers with theme "the Jews have defeated Economics and anll-seraitUm were considered reasons for equal portance lor the Goga downfall. Since his anti-semi tic regime tooK office Dec. 28, 1937, slock shares have fallen so much as 2ft per cent. As a result Carol was said to have) anted a safe, conservative coalition government. Memphis Firm Gets Haskeli School Job Bids On Paint Creek Work' Feb. D. Sanr ders and company of Memphis was iwarded contract on construction of he Paint Creek consolidated school mlldlng when bids were opened to- day, said Matt Graham, county, school superintendent. Sanders bid KU18 for general construction, wiring and plumbing of the brick and tile structure. It Wll contain eight classrooms, an ofifct, book combination auditorium-gymnasium. Work must be completed in K working days. The building wilt be ready for occupancy next September, ocatioj] is nine miles southeast of Haskell. The Paint Creek district, largest n the county, was formed last Sep- ember by consolidation of McCon- nell. Post, Weaver, Howard and It has 121 square miles Ickes Accused Of Railroading Probe WASHINGTON, Feb. enitor Piilraan (D-Nev) accused Secretary Ickes today of alteuipt- ng to direct the senate public lands committee's Investigation of the nomination of Ebert K.Burlew to be frst assistant secreiary of the In- erlor. 'I resent he told the oommit- ee. referring to a note. Ickes he committee last week expressing nxiousness to get his office, staff ilabllshed. "I think It's impertinent on thi of the secretary of the Inter- said Pittmnn, "to attempt to Irect the investigations of anj committee of the United states wnate, particularly when the inves- senate, particularly wnen me mves- Goremor Allred said he would Ugation of a nominee, ia rnvoiwd. I ont think any other member of he cabinet would assume such Hidence." reference to Ickes fol- owed hb motion for a continuance f the hearing on the Burlew aom- [nation to February 35,