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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1938, Abilene, Texas O a o O 9 S) VOL. LV11, NO. 299. gflbflem orter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS FT AuMt4U4 Ittm uri ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH.17, 1938. PAGES 'PRICE 5 CENTS GIVEN CHAIR Seadlund Gets Death In Ross Kidnap Killing Confessed Slayer Hears Sentence Calmly: Smiles When Leaving Court CHICAGO, March federal court jury tonight condemned kidnaper John Henry man who told G-men he'd rather "burn" than languish in death in the electric chair. The juror answered "yes" to the question of whether the extreme penalty should be imposed on Seadlund, 27-year-old former Lronton, Minn., lumberjack who pleaded guilty to the ransom abduction of Charles S. Ross, 72, retired Chicago greeting card manufacturer. The slim, curly-haired de- fendent received the news with 1 no visible display of emotion. He even contrived lo rather set he was escort- ed from the courtroom. Seadlund pleaded guilty to nn indictment charging he kidnaped Ross on Sept. 25. 1937, held him for ransom and transported him in Interstate commerce from subur- ban Franklin Park to a hideout near Emily, Minn. The bodies of Ross and James AUvood Gray. 19, named by as Ills com- panion in (liD_ abduction, were found in a cave near Spooncr, Wis., after Seadlund'a capture Jan. 14 at the Santa'Anita race track in California. DEFENDANT OX STAND Seadlund dramatically took the witness stand totiiy after his con- fession to federal agents was read to the jury. In his own words he reviewed the acts ol himself and Gray in seizins Ross as he rode wlih his fanner secretary. Miss Florence taking Ross to' Emily; the sending of four ransom notes to the Ross family and friends giving instructions for the ransom payment. He described in detail the col- lecting of the .550.000 thrown to the roadside five miles east of Hock- ford, 111., the night of Oct. 8 by a white-clad motorcycle ''messenger. But Ssidlund insisted he in- tended throughout to release Ross unharmed after the ransom collec- tion. He said Gray started a fight at the Spoonci hideout that ended in the deatiis of Gray and Hoss. The case was given to the jury at p. m. They reached their verdict at p. m. It was announced 20 minutes later-after Judge John P. Barnes, attorneys and Seadlund, handcuffed to two guards, arrived in court. Counsel for Eeadlund immediate- ly moved for a new triat and Judge Barnes set Saturday at 9 a. m. for a hearing on the motion. The Weather ".iKST TKXAS: l.iir. n l-orllc.n Thimdaj; I'rlilaj' ntirlli antt urst pmtliini. TE.NAS: tn'.r, li "air Thursday ortli portion Thursday. OKLAHOMA: fair'nnil rf.iy rrldaj partly cloudy, cooler In we si MKXirOt (.rnrrally fulr Thurs- day .intl IHlle chnnge in I lurr, llxnc.r ot UmprraUirf jtst-rdav A, M. Hour 1 r. M. 68 WTCC Exhibits Get Plaudits Of Cline In Class Alone Says Chairman Partly installed exhibits in the resource and museum Institute ot the West Texas chamber of com- merce found favor yesterday in the eyes of Walter Cline of Wichita Palls. As chairman ol Ihe board which has Jurisdiction over the resources division of the WTCC. Cline was here for a tour of Inspection through the regional chamber's new headquarters building. "From West Texas' viewpoint there's nolhlng like the exhibit In Ihe Southwest." he said. "It's go- ing to draw an Increasing number of visitors every year and to mean more to this section than most of us possibly can realize." Cline was to return today to Wichita Falls for a conference to complete details of the program for this year's annual WTCC conven- tion. It will be held there Apr! 2j-27. He was to be accompanied by D. A. Bandccn, WTCC manager and Jed Rlx, assistant manager. The program, he said, Is going to "pack a wallop." "Tha crowd will be parllotfarly heavy Ihc second day of the con- ve.illon, when Mayor LaGuardla of New York Is to he pre- dicted. Cline, discounted reports that Wichita Falls' new oil boom will make It impossible for convention visitors la secure hotel nccomoda- tlons. JOHN SEADLUND (see story to left) Cily Sells Last Of Water Bonds Northerners Buy Series, Pay ing, The cily of Abilene sold the 000 series B of the Port Phantom Hill reservoir bonds yesterday af- ternoon for and accrued in- terest to date of delivery1. Tlie buyers are Stlfel. Nicolaus Co., Inc., of Chicago and Kalman Co.. of St. Paul, who offered the high bid in a field of six bidders. Their offer was 98.33. The bids ranged downward lo 95.25. the offer of C. W. McNear Co., and Donald Onell. PLEASED WITH Bill The cily commission, pleased with the bid, accepted the 83.38 offer by unanimous vote. I1 was for the entire series. That wound up the sale of the whole issue voted Marcl: 6, 1937. The first S100.000 sold at par. the second block at 93.78. and the thin at 9S.13. The average brought by the series A was 98.30, which was .08 less than the series brough1 in one lump yesterday. WAR RUMORS-LEAVE MARK Rumors of European situation in lef their mark on Ihc Abilene bone sale. One unsuccessful bidder salt that the figure he offered was con- siderably lower than the one he hac prepared to present earlier In the day, because of a telephone cal from his company shortly before the commission session opened. Hitler's latest uncertainty what his Czechoslovaks pro- nouncement today will bring lo the reason for culling the bid. "If war comes, the city of Abi- lene will be comple- See BONDS. I'jr. 3. Col. H TSA Buying Group Meets At Anson Tenant purchasing committee ol Jones county will meet In Ansor at 9 o'clock Ihis morning, Clarence Symes, FSA supervisor for the Abi- lene district, has announced. Farmers who have been tenta- tively tipprovcd for purchase of farms under provisions of the farm tenant act have been notified lo attend t'.ic meeting. Members of the committee are William Church James M. fcpurgcon and Charlie Myall. Symes saM yesterday he was nol final approval would be given the tcnanls. He also In uiai ciiiltcully was being encountered iri (hiding farms to buy for the tenants. Suggest Plebiscite Controlled By U. S. LONDON. March MY- A plebiscite wilh United States force: jliailug control of the voting wn: proiioscd in Ihc house of lords to day as solution of the dangcrou: problem of Czechoslovakia's Gcr man minority of of when Adolf Hillcr has him I self protector. 14 Known Dead After Rebels 5omb Barcelona Worst Raid Of War Continues, For Three Hours BARCELONA. March nsurgent planes tonight Inflicted he heaviest bombing on Barcelona he city had yet suffered. Casualties still were not complete- y counted but at least 14 were known dead and 20 Injured. The raiders came in waves for more than thre hours, starting when he streets were jammed with dem- >nslrators demanding that the gov- continue its resistance at .H costs. More bombs fell than in any pre- 'ious air p.ttack. Many buildings In he center of the city were struck and huge clouds of smoke from fires n shattered structures blotted out he clear sky. Many nsarby towns also were >ombed. The first insurgent bombs scat- ered thousands of Catalonians who arlier had massed around the presi- dent's palace to hear fiery speeches if trade union and political leaders ssurmlng them of the loyalty of heir and the determination >f their government. Then, following a sound truck, the :rowds began winding through the ;treets when the whine of sirens gave the air raid alarm. The rally dissolved amid the Bounds of bombs and anti-aircraft 'ire. One fire started and at least wo bombs crashed near the city center..Casualties were not reported. The demonstration followed re- rarts the Insurgent drive eastward .oward catalona and the Mediter- ranean had been halted. Rebels Leave Caspe In Smouldering Ruins HENDAYE, France, at the Span- ,sh Frontier, March surgent fieK. artillery blasted "aspe into luins today in an ef- 'ort to dislodge government troops menacing the left flank of the in- surgent urmy inarching toward the sea. At Caspe the insurgents were confronted wiili government re- sistance whlcli threatened to stall their entire drive. The recovering to some extent from its panicky dis- organization of yesterday, hurried reinforcements up from southern fronts. Barcelona authorities, in support of their contention that the gov- ernment's terrific were due to German and Italian troops fighting with the Insurgents, quot- ed a captured Kalian aviator as saying General Franco now has 700 Italian anti German warplanes. Hitler Calls Reichstag To Meet Jail Sit-Down Sailors GALVESTON, March Twenty-six seamen from (he Nor- wegian freighter Binna, now dock' ed at City, were jailed here today -nider lerms of an 1864 treaty between the United States and Norway after efforts to enc ft sit-down sirike for payment ol wages had apparently collapsed. ON RETURN FROM AUSTRIA- BRITAIN PLEDGES SUPPORT TO FRANCE IN EVENT OF CRISIS .Will Give Naval Aid To Protect French African Interests Against Naxis, Duce PARIS, March Britain promised France naval aid to- night if Italian and German forces In Spain menaced France's North African communications. In return. PIT-'- Blum told his cabinet France would maintain non-intervention in Spain. By this kept her border with government Spain shut o men and munitions and dropped her plans for an Immediate effort with Britain to negotiate a Spanish truce. That the Spanish government appeared to have stopped the insur- gents' drive toward the Medlter- at least temporarily, also vas cited by Blum as enabling France to keep her frontier shut. 1'HOOPS TO BORDER Preparations, nevertheless, con- Inued tc. assure security of Frence's 3yrenees bolder as well as free- dom of communication on the Mediterranean, vital sea roadway of and British Empires. The army, u was said, judged the troops now garrisoned on ,he Spanish border as sufficient under any circumstances. The navy, however, was planning to add extn, ships to Its Mediter- ranean patrol. The prime minister announced :o commons that Britain would adhere to Spanish neutrality. PEACE FLAN IN ABEYANCE But, it was said, the Armistice plan was held In abeyance and might ce made at any time. The British government, it was learned, also asked more time to take a definite stand on Czecho- slovakia. Blum' had told London there was "not a moment to lose." Earlier today France End Russia pledged themselves to go to the aid of their ally in case she be- came the next object of German expansion. News Writers Purged In Vienna VIENNA, .March Author- ities today increased pressure on newspaper correspondents. Uniformed S. A. (storm troop) men entered the office of the As- sociated Press and took into custody Willy Jacobion, Germaii-born vet- eran photographer who Is half- Jewish. There was no charge and no ex- planation. A photographer of Acme, Amer- ican .picture agency, who had a Polish passport, was detained and his office padlocked. Alfred Tyrnauer, a representative of the International Service, was arrested twice and his Austrian passport confiscated, Three correspondents of British and American newspapers left the country. Lithuania Fears Germans, Poles Anxious Lest 2 Neighbors Even Scores In Crisis KAUNAS, Lithuania, March IB. Lithuania tonight 'eared both Poland and Germany might -eke advantage of European "erment to settle old scores with Lithuania. The Baltic nation was apprehen- sive Poland'? troops would be used :o settle renewed border trouble between the two nations, friction which wcrsened after a frontier clash March 11 in which a Polish ?uard was killed. REFUSE ARBITRATION Lithuanian officials said Poland nad refused an ofCer to discuss the issue through Estonia, Lithuania's Baltic neighbor.- The situation was made more difficult by the fact Lithuania and Poland havn been without normal diplomatic relations for the past 18 vears due to Poland's seizure of Wilno (Vilna.) Lithuania's fears were also in- creased concerning .her once-Ger- man city of Memel, included 1n Lithuania by' the post war settle- ment but regarded by Germany1'! "unredeemed territory." With Russia to the East, uanla is wedged between powerful neighbors. MAY ASK LEAGUE HELP (League of Nations officials Chicagoan Advises 'Chest' Sponsors Committee To Report Tuesday Advice of JchniP. Mack, rice- president of Ihe American City bureau of Chicago, was received yesterday by Abilene citizens In- terested in organizing a community chest. Here on other business. Mack conferred with Byron England, chairman of a cillzens' committee charged with investigating possi- bilities of such an organization. England and other committee- men already had undertaken to as- similate information gathered by the Boosters club concerning com- munity chcMs in more lhan 125 other cities over Ihe nation, most of them comparable In size to Abi- lene. The .-ommiltce will mcrt ogaln next Tuesday night at Ihe Hold Woolen to draft reports on its findings and a recommcndallon (or or against a chest organization here. Mack's advice was given from experience ot his firm in profes- sional direction of n large percent- age of the nation's successful community chests. Test Set Today For Aerial Fire Truck Official test of the Abilene fire department's new aerial truck will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the department drill tower, South llth and Meander. Fire chiefs from surrounding towns will be guests of Chief Ray Hoe at the exhibition and testing of the Jruc'k Roe said he had no doubts of the truck meeting the department regulations. 6-evcral preliminary runs have already been made in the truck. The truck arrived last Saturday from the factory in Columbus, Ohio. Ths 65 foot metal aerial lad- der is hydraulically lifted and controlled. Key Rotes Cut For Monahans, Hamlin AUSTIN, March insurance department today an- nounced reductions in fire insur- ance key raits for seven cities In- cluding: Monahans. 6C to K for prrJper enforcement of the fire marshal! ordinance. Hamlln, 57 to 56 for proper en- forcement of a fire limits ordin- ance. Malady Kills Four Sisters At Corpus CORPUS March 16- small girls In the fame family have died within the past eight o'ays from a disease bcllevet to be salmonella enleritldis. a form of dysentery. Three other members of the fnmlly arc seriously 111. Llth- three in Geneva said Lithuania informally had indicated she would appea] the dispute >.o the league council (In Berlin German army circles said Poland hnd given Lithuania an ultimatum expiring today but Warsaw denied existence of such a communication.) The Lithuanian government main- tained the Polish guard was killed last week when he penetrated far inside Lithuanian territory, and that in iucceeding clashes the vic- tims usually were Lithuanians. Divorce May Part Eastland Couple, Married 57 Years EASTLAND. March may separate Mr. and Mrs. S, H Stokes after 57 years of married life. Presiding- judge of an Eastland county district court today took under advisement Ihe suit of Mrs Slokes, SO, for a divorce from her 83-year-nld husband, after testl mony was heard. Stokes, who walks with a cane showed little Interest in the trial His wife was obviously nervous and scanned the courtroom for sigh of her children. Mrs. Stokes al lescd in her petition for divorce that her husband had nagged a her since he recovered from paralytic stroke several monlh: ago. A son, Dale Stokes of Comanche county, testified that his fathe had accumulated through fmjalltj over in bonds, cash, anc properly. Mrs. Stokes asks for ha! of the community property. Th son said that his father had no provided his mother with ordinary conveniences, and that his fathe had been especially quarrelsomi since his Illness. The rouplc separated last Oct oher, Feo. 27, 1938. marked th anniversary pr their marriage CAUSE IGNORED, EFFECT THE LOVERS ON LOVERS' LANES NEVER SEE MOON BV THE ROMANCE EDITOR The moon had a dirty face last night. Part of Iowa's deep, rich soil lay within Ihe miles that separ- ate lhat orb and Ihe earth. The moonbeams casl a muddy halo around the central planet and struggled weakly to earth. Anyway, dirt or not dirt, it was the kind of and rich- thai makes young men old and old men young. It was a middle-aged man who called the newspaper office last night lo suggest that ihc editorial hands stick their heads from the window to obsene the silvered world that lay beyond their smoky shop. We all lined lip at the cast win- dow and watched the moon rise up over Ihc Alexander building. Sure enough, it had a dirty face. "Dust on the suggested a poelic JOlll. The editor In charge was more practical. 'One of you guys wrilc story about that he bark- ed. Nobody felt write a story. There should be a story, it was sugestcd, in the number of folks lhat the dust-diluted beams coul put on the lovers' lanes. The edito said: "Try it and you won need any female company to gc Ihc story. Just drive around an sec what you can see." Out west of the cily there wer few lovers on Ihc roads last nigh But south of town and on the "Hill near Abilene Christian college ther were more. It was a school night, whlc means that few school students could be "courtln.' It was to early In the night for the parkei Sec MOOX, 3, Col. 7 HITLER LOOKS THIS KKLIN9 GERMANY AO.OII hiuer, witn Austria en- folded In the German Eeich, looks to the east and sees 000 Germans in Czechoslovakia. These Germans, living in the Sudetic mountains along the border of Czechoslovakia, are Known as Sudenten. Black areas on the map show the points of concentration of these Germans In Czechoslovakia, held lu the pinchers of the new Germany. NAZI PURGE SWEEPS VIENNA AS NEW REGIME TAKES OVER Last Traces Of Austro Sovereignty Gone; Prominent Anti-Nazis Suicide By A. D. STfFFERUD VIENNA. March nazi masters swept the ast traces of her sovereignty today with the eficiency of a new Broom Customs, Institutions, men vanished. Nazi regimentation appeared ind with it worry, rumor, denunciations and sober second thoughts- ess tangible, but no less real Oian the control of theaters, money, schools wlice and hospitals. Major Emll Fey. anli-nazi and iron man of the Dollfuss regime was found dead in his home. Beside htm were the bodies of his wiff and 20-year-old son. Hereford Sale Prices Top Figure Abilenians Are Among Buyers FORT WORTH, March top of and an average of S432 was paid on 50 bulls included in the Texas Hereford association criterion auction here today. The top animal was Ellison Domino 12th, consigned by Silver Creek farms, Fort Worth, and sold to McKlnncy k McKlnney, Corslcana. The top female was Capitoia, con- signed by J. C. Andras Sons. Manchester, III., and went to S. W. Hart, Brad, for Eleven females made an average of Hart pur- chased a heifer consigned by C. A. Lanius of Fort Worth, at C. T. McLaughlin of Snyder, pur- chased the first bull to enter the auction ring. Leland Rupert, con- signed by Harper Turner, Sul- phur, Okla., at Elliott Roose- velt of Fort Worth purchased HT Mischief Tone, another Harper Turner Entry, for OHESSAN BUYS BULL Prince Domino R. B. consigned by Dr. Charles H. Harris ot Fort Worth, sold to T. L. Woodlea of Sabinal for D. E. Hughes of San Angelo was the contending bidder. M. T. Henderson ot Odessa paid for Anderson's Domino 51st, consigned by Anderson Hereford farm, Forreston. The League ranch of Benjamin paid for Super Domino 65th. Ernest Gri.ssom of Abilene bill in C. W. Royal Domino 20lh consigned by Combs A- Worley, Tampa, for and Ihe cow, Dorellc 30th, consigned bj D. F. Mabsrry, McCaulley, lor G. O. Creswrll, Abilene, paid for Ihe bull. Ellison Dom- ino 36lh, x Silver Creek (arms entry. Heywood sisters, Rlchland Springs, secured the bull J. D. Dom- ino 7th at 8460. Raymond Pflueger, Eden, obtained Moscst Bianchard, consigned by J. R. Dodson, Saltlllo, for Pat Milmo of Monterey, Mexico, purchased several animals and a number of them were sold for ship- ment out of Texas. The Texas Polled Hereford auc- tion will be held Thursday noon and the prize winning sho? animals will be sold Friday morn- ing. Shamrock Preps For Celebration SHAMROCK, March Shamrock, named for that species of native Irish clover which Is the badge of Erin, bustled with last hour preparations tonight for greeting a crowd of 15.000 persons expected for St. Patrick's day celebration to morrow. A girls' kiltie band will step out briskly along Main street at the head of n SO-float parade at 11 a. m and the celebration will officially open. Newspapers said he killed Bhol himself. The newspaper. Neues Welne: Abendsblatl reported the amfst o Louis Rothschild, .banker membe. of "the great banking family; FOREIGNERS FLEE llst'of "traffic -Several correspondents and othe foreigners fled. Some who remained heard hints they would not be wel corned much longer; Foreigners pinned flags of the! countries to their lapels for protec tion. Jewish stores were placarded Trucks drove up to them and carte away clothes, perfume, shoes, hats soap, toothpaste. Viennese police took the oath t Hitler before Helnrich Himmler chief of all German police, no1 their commander. Courses in national socialtsi opened. "Hell Hitler" was made th official greeting In all schools. Flv big Viennese theaters closed. TROOPS REORGANIZED "Brownshlrt Austria 'SA'" troop were being reorganized with Arthu Seyss-Inquart, governor of Austria as chief. The Alpinist association owner of many mountain ski huU was being incorporated in the Hitle youth organization. A new nazi commissioner named to the national of the Hapsburgs' and Vienna' greatest prides. All women's organizations wer liquidated. The Max Reinhardt Plaza, i: front of the Salzburg festival thea ter, was no more. The signs wer taken do-.vn today. AWAIT NAZI BENEFITS The two slate Op era and three privat playhouses were purged. Commls sloners. it.vras announced, wer being named lo seven musical or ganizallons including Ihe worl famous Vienna symphony orches tra The four days of patriotic ecsta sy were Austrian German began looking for the promise benefits of nazidom. Some firm raised pay in expectation of bette limes. Textile factories boomed o orders for nazl uniforms. The national bank announce immediate payment of funds owe to by Germans, freed b Ihc dissolution of the border. Ex portation of timber was prohibitc because Germany expects to ab sorb most of it. Dr, HjKlmar Schacht. presiden of Ihe Reichstank, arranged fo withdrawal of the Auslrian schll' Ing from circulation. The Germa Relchsmark will be German Aus trie's money. Foreign Diplomats sllll had no been told officially lhat Ihe gov rmment of Srhuschunigg and Pres Ident Wilhelm Mlklas was of th past. But Sonuschnigij was said lo b a lonesome, tired man behind guard surrounding his Belveder palace. Again members of th house of Hapsburg. which rule Austria for more than a thousan years, were in flight. Tornadoes Kill 22 By Associated Press The dead in n series of (run. Mississippi tornadoes numbered 2 last night. In sections ot elgh states there was heavy damage. The Belleville. 111., area was hard est hit. There nine died. Session Slated :riday To Hear Declaration' Fuehrer Back In Berlin To Watch Lithuanian Crisis BERLIN, March Adolf itler came back to Berlin fn lumph tonight and suddenly call- I the Reichstag to meet Friday to ear "a declaration." A Lithuanian-Polish crisis at ermany's back door, Czech-Ger- lan warnings to the Czech parlia- ient, the Spanish war situation and lurried French and British con- erences persuaded Hitler to return, o Berlin earlier than he had plan- ed. A frontier clash last Friday In ,'hlch a Pole was Wiled precipitated he tension between Poland anc1 'ithuania. DENIES ULTIMATUM Polish official sources admitted 'certain had been tut there were flat assertions .in i Varsaw that no ultimatum had been ssued. German army circles' In Berlin had said. Hitler hurried home be- cause he had received word that uch an ultimatum, expiring late oday, had been issued. The Czech problem came to the imclight again when Kail En- huber, a Czech-German member of larliament, warned the senate Czechoslovakia must change her foreign policy before it Is "too ate." He professed to speak for the Germans in Czechoslovakia of whom Hitler has proclaimed himself the protector. Hitler cancelled plans to speak in number of Austrlanr cities because of the .gravity of European ,af When he. ordered the Reichstag convened, there was no mention ot, ils purpose, an', announce f merit fhere'tfbtfd be a )y the goVernrfeenb of. the Official Polish sources -described .lie "demands" made to Lithuania as of such character that they did not involve Lithuanian prestige but "clothfd In such words that Lithu- ania could not accept them without hurt to her pride." Lithuania appeared to be in conciliatory mood. It was stated :hat progress had been made In the last 24 hours bui that the situation, still had not been cleared up. The fact German naval units at Swinemuende, on the Baltic sea 300 miles west of Lithuania, were re- ported under steam led to specula- lion that Germany might go to Poland's assistance if Russia took up Lithuania's cause. In such an event, Poland, if yio over Lithuania with German help, would probably return Lithu- anian Mcmel lo Germany, it was said. Nazis have said repeatedly that Mcmel was a German city. Surety Firm Sues Luling Bank Bandit SAN ANTONIO, March Suit against Harry Wells, who was captured at Gladewater yesterday and is being held in the county jail here on a federal bank robbery charge, has been filed in District Judge John Onion's court by the National Surety company of New York. The firm is suing for the found in possession of the fugitive at the time of his capture. The company sets out that as the surety company serving the Citizens' State bank of Luling, It was required to pay the bank amount tak- en in the holdup of March 5, and for which Wells Is charged. Wool Interests Mass Protests Demand Tariffs Remain As Are' WASHINGTON, March Eastern wool nianufacturersritextllo labor organizations and western wool growers joined today in de- manding retention of present tar. Iffs on woolen goods. Their opposition to possible reduc- tions of tariffs under the proposed trade agreement with the United Kingdom was presented at a hear- ing before the committee for recip- rocity Information. Governor Charles P. Hurley of Massachusetts also carried his oppo- sition to the White House. A representative of wool growers, P. R. Marshall, of the National Wool Growers association, testified any re- duction on manufactured products "might lead to a possible increase of imports which would reach a- point where United States mills would consume so liltlc wool we would be put on an export or surplus basis." L. A. Kauffman, of the Ohio Wool Growers association, and O. W. Gun? ningham, representing Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers association, plead- ed for retention of present duty schedules. ;