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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO'FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS fT Ml VOL LVll, NO. 300. ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORN ING, MARCH 18, 1938 TWENTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECT IONS ,w, 'PRICE5CENTS IN 24-HOUR PERIOD- Merciless Rebel Air Raiders Kill 600 In Barcelona Hull Exhorts Preparednss For Security Cautions Nations Barbarism Will Result In 'Chaos' WASHINGTON'. March Secretary of Stale Hull called Jor military preparedness today to make the United States a respected force Jor peace In a world threat- ened by "international anarchy" and "barbarism." He warned peace-loving nations everywhere that they must work un- ceasingly for law and order, lest A retreat In any quarter encourage the spread of "medieval chaos" through- out the world. UKAKD IN Broadcasting to seething Europe from a luncheon meeting of the national press club, Hull said: "Tlie catastrophic developments of recent years, the startling events of the past weeks, offer a tragic demonstration 01 how quickly the contagious scourge of treaty-break ing and armed violence spreads from one region to another." ISOLATION NO SECURITY Going into a storm cellar of Iso- lation offers no security for Amer- icans, he said; the United States must continue to discuss world problems with peace-loving powers and to act along parallel lines with them when appropriate; but on the other hand this country should en- TORNADO'S FURY SPENT ON HOUSE Blum's Policy Endoised; British Factions Split Deputies Give A pre-spring tornado wreak- ed damage such as this pictured above in eight midwest and southern states this week. Above js shown a Belleville, 111., resi- dence, its side ripped off and the rooms opened to the elements by the tornado. ter no entangling alliances. Most students of foreign if fairs Interpreted this to mean there was little chance to this government's accepting Soviet Russia's invitation to confer wilh other powers on means of halting International ag- gression. These students said the Invitation of Soviet Eorclgn Minister Litvinoff apparently was preliminary to a collective action agreement, which would be tantamount to an alliance. But they expressed belief this government would be willing to con- sult Individually with various coun- tries, Secretary Kifll the Unit- ed States had no Votlon of using American armed forces for "policing the world." But he expressed the 'profound conviction" that the most effective contribution this country could make toward peace would be to have Itself respected throughout the world 'for Integrity. Justice, good will, strength, and unswerving loyalty to principles." Tentative House OK Given Navy Bill WASHINGTON, March Big navy men exulted tonight af- ter the house tnlativcly ok'd a 20 per cent Increase in the United States fleet. They said the decision assured them of an overwhelming victory the administration's billion dollar navy expansion program comes to a final vote on Monday. The 20 per cent fleet increase is the first, and most important, sec- tion of the expansion bill. It auth- orises construction of 46 new war- ships, 22 auxiliary vessels and 950 naval airplanes. POLISH-LITHUANIAN TENSION INCREASED BY NEW DEMANDS Poles Send Strong Note To Neighbor Setting Forth 6 Points Of Settlement WARSAW, March over the Pollsh- Lithiiantan crisis mounted today with an official government announce- ment that a strong note had been sent to Lithuania. Details of the note were not made public, but the newspaper Welcaor Warsawskl declared It centered on six points, which !t described r.s: 1. Immediate reestablishment of didlomatic relations between the Land Evaluated By Jury Of View Action Taken In CltyX-Effort To Enlarge Airport Jury of view in condemnation proceedings against 9.95 acres of land needed for enlargement of the municipal airport set a value of per acre on the land and estimated damages at after a hearing countries. 2. Immediate Thursday. resumption of railway and postal communications. 3. Cancellation of B paragraph in the Lithuanian constitution re- ferring to Wilno as the Lithuanian capital. 4. Conclusion of an agreement on treatment of minorities in both countries. 5. Immediate conclusion of com- merdar and' customs trea ties. 6. Complete and proper salIsfac tlon for the frontier incident Marcl It in which-a Polish border guard was killed. Tlie border Incident heightened friction between the two countries which started eighteen years ago when Poland occupied Wilno, whlcl Lithuania.claims as her rightfu capital. Polish official sources refused to state whether a time limit had beet. placed upon demands made to the The land belongs (o John and Lithuanian government. Hurt Business WASHINGTON. March who giv bareheaded In an effort to staie off baldness are contributing tc a depression in the hat trade, Michael Y. Green, lead- re of a union, complained today at a tariff hearing. Jones FSA Clients Meet Committee Plans Talked For Buying 6 Farms AN'SOX. March Six Farm Security Administration clients, se- lected from a group of 250. met here today with the Jones county committee and c. R. Symcs ot Abilene, district supervisor to work out plans lor purchases of six farms. Although the farms arc not. peeled to be purchased In time for this year's crop, the buying pro- pram will be pusher! ahead. Several farms for rale have been lined up. raid Symes. An appropriation of has been ret aside for Jones county lo be used in this experi- mental work by the government. Members of the commlltce arc William c. church of Stlth. James Epurgln of Noodle Charley Myall of Tlii> six Jones county farmers selected are R. P. Williams, route 3. ItamUn; C. L. Shcrrell. route .1, Mcrkel: B. R. Doty. Nugent: Den- zll McBelh. Nugent; R. E. Ray, route 1, Hamlln; Joe Ford, route 2, Avoca. As soon us prospective farms have been selected and passed on by the county committee, the district tieW Louis Wise, being part of an 160- acre block. The owners had consld1 cred the land worth to per acre and damage lo the block of (0 to 75 per cent, John Wise tes- tified before the commission. Mayor W. W. Hair said last night he would confer with City Attorney Edmund C. Yates in regard to fur- ther action on the part of the city In securing the land. The special commission to ap- praise the land was composed of J. A. Mtllcrman, T. R. Hamilton, and Dr. J. G. Dodge, all appointed by County Judge Lee rt. York after the city and the Wise, brothers had failed to reach an agreement on the land. The fl.ity had previously offered the owners per acre for the land, in tracts of and acres. The Wise brothers had not definitely set a price on the land. The law prlvides that the city can Immediately take charge of the land by depositing twice the amount of tlie jury of views estimate wilh the county court. It was intimated to correspond ents. however, that an announce ment might be expected tomorrow afternoon. KAUNAS. Lithuania, March Lithuanian govemmen has received a note from Poland dc mandlng a reply within 48 hours t a demand lor settlement of the! differences. The note was of "ultimate char- it was disclosed tonight. man (5r the PSA then the farms be'.irc a deal is attempted Symes Rcnortcr-Xews wishes lo correct an error that appeared in Tuesday's issue. I', nas stated thai R. O. N'cal .was charged In six counts with forferr, Neal Is not charged forger.v, anil there is no such charge ntnrling against him all. Thi Reportcr-XcBS rfgrfls exceedingly this rnls- lake. 'Go Ahead' Sign On Armaments French Cabinet Wobbly Despite Confidence Vote PARIS, March Blum's four-day-old cabinet nd its billion dollar program for will rearmament won a 363 to 196 ote of confidence tonight in the hamber of deputies. Shortly before facing the cham- ier, the cabinet had taken two leps to hasten Prance's arms bulld- ng. It authorized extraordinary ex-' Knses of francs (about mostly lor new fight- ng planes, and decided to ask rarliament for additional excep- ional armaments credits. HOLLOW VICTORY Despite the vote based on set- Ing a date for foreign affairs de- bate, however, Blum did not emerge from his ministry's first sst of pewer with his lines Intact. The vote came only after a minority had rejected his offer to rorm a national union government all succeed the present popular front cabinet. Most deputies were believed to want a national union ministry In !ace of the delicate European situa- :Ion, but not under the leadership of Blum, a socialist. The premier's ministerial de- claration was received coldly by both houses of parliament despite the vote and the cheers that greet- ed his demand Tor stronger French defenses. PLEDGES AID assured, parliament .Francfe would go to extremes to peace, but warned she -must ful- fill her reference to her treaty obligation to aid' Czech- oslovako if that country is Invad- ed. As in the senate, where Edouard Daladler, minister of national de- fense, read a similar statement, the only applause -was from the left. Parliament already has ap- proved ordinary, extraordinary and cxtrabudgetary expenses of francs (about 000) for fighting forces in 193S. EUROPE IN THUMBNAIL Allrcd Broadcast To Clear Doubts AUSTIN. March Im- portant question of whether Gov. James V. Allred will to shatter precedent and obtain a third term wil be answered by the governor in a radio address Saturday night. Allred announced today he had chosen a radio talk as the means of ending the guessing on what he in- tends to do. The talk will be broad- cast over a network from the gov- ernor's mansoin. It will begin nt 9 o'clock and last 15 minutes. Austin Is Granted Slum-Clearing Aid WASHINGTON, March Iloosevelt approved housing authority contracts today with Austin, Texas, and four other cities for of slum- clearance ana low-cost housing loans. These were the first cities lo qualify for government loans 90 per tent of the construction i-ost of their projects. In each cas1 the cities put up capital partlcipa lion of 10 per cent, bringing thi total cost to Adminls trator Nathan Straus said Austin would get a lean of Confesses Slayings BUFFALO. N. Y., March police announced lanlght that Peter Burton, 30, Detroit elec- trician, confessed strangling two women last Monday in Detroit. Chief of Detectives John J. Whalcn ssid Burton admitted the double killing as he lay severely in- jured after a desperate leap from the third Ilcor of police headquar- ters here. Germans Foresee New Trip To Polls BERLIN, March man-Austrian nunlo today loome as the of. the declaratloi Adolf Killer wl make tomonca night lo the Reich stag. Dissolution of t h R existin Reichstag arid the calling of new elections wss taken for granted. (The Rcichsric is the only legis- lative essemllv in Germany: Hit- ler calls it to rrcr Important pro- nouncements.) Austria has become a part made for the new province's rcp- rescnlaSfon Jnci presumably Ger- many, like Austria, will march to the polls Arrll 10. the date of the plebiscite on union. By The Associated Press Britain's cabinet and dominant conservative party split as a powerful faction demanded Prime Minister Chamberlain pledge Czechoslo- vakia aid and take a firm stand against Halo-German domina- tion of Spain. stepped up her rearmament program .to a bil- lion dollars; Leon Blum won a vote of confidence for his peo- ple's front government though talk persisted of a national Union government to replace the leftist coalition. least 600 kill- ed in devastating Insurgent nlr raids on Barcelona, Spain's tem- porary capital. Hendaye General Franco's insurgents captured Caspe con- tinuing their march toward the Mediterranean to cut govern- ment Spain in two. Russia invited world powers including the. United Slates to consider Joint peace action against aggressors; Japan, Italy, and Germany ig- nored in the peace appeal. Hitler prepared for Reichstag speech Friday which observers believed would deal chiefly with Austro-Ger- man union, though Czech and Spanish questions might be in- cluded; border tension eased be- tween Lithuania and Poland. Germany turn- ed on full propaganda to sweep elections called April 10 to rat- ify absorption of Austria; arrest of several "clericals" announced; 'anti-Jewish campaign .contljiu- Capitol's Repair Program. Begun AUSTIN, March board of control cleared the way oday for K thorough engineering and architectural investigation of :he 50-vf ar-old capitol, boking to l "start of much needed extensive repair work. It accepted the joint, proposal of C. H. Pazs of Austin and the W. E. Simpson company of San Antonio :o do the preliminary work on the dome for and that on the remainder of the structure for So ,000. Conservative Party Dislikes Foreign Stand Report Czech Aid Pledge Demanded Of Chamberlain By the Associated Press LONDON, March 17 cabinet and dominant conservatlv party today split wide open ove Prime Minister Neville Chamber Iain's cautious foreign policy. The revolt piled an interna crisis on top of a nation alread deeply alarmed over the dynamite laden European situation. In the London revolt, youn bloods in the cabinet, led by vig orous War Secretary Leslie Hore Beltsha and bulwarked by impres slve backing in the house of com mons, were reported to have de manded of Chamberlain: 1. A clear-cut pledge of aid I support of Czechoslovakia shou! she be attacked. 2. A firmer policy In the Spanis civil war to prevent Italy an Germany from dominating th peninsula. THREATEN RESIGNATIONS Refusal it was said, would lea to a number of resignations. On .the heels of this came a warning from a committee of in- fluential conservatives, headed by Winston Churchill and Robert J. G. Boothby, that Chamberlain's foreign policy must be changed quickly or they would join the op- position in commons. Chamberlain. prims miniijer since May 28 when he succeeded Stanley Baldwin on the lalter's re- tirement, and derision'.to the 'peer- age. last' month undertook: pro- gram of dealings with dictator stales. These dealings were imperiled In the case of Italy and wiped out in the case of Germany by Hitler's absorption, of Austria into a greater Germany. Reliable sources said Boothby's movement might lead to at least 50 government supporters joining the opposition in parliament. There was backing for Chamber- lain, however. Taking advantage of the fact that tomorrow the prime minister will observe his 69ih birthday, legislators circulated a testimonial congratulating him and assuring him of their support. Many signatures were obtained. SYLVA SMILES Sylvia Davis flashed as broad a smile as she could after she moved a leg and hand for the first time in her 20 years of life. The girl, 'paralyzed since birth, underwent a delicate op- atlon in Kansas City with the hope of gaining use of her limbs. Here she Is In the res- pirator, which keeps her alive. Link Hijacking With Kidnaping Young Hitch Hiker Reports Robbery Near Ballinger BALLINGER, March Belief of ofifcers that the kidnaper of a Ltibbock man remained In this area was strengthened by a hi-Jack- 1ns near here at dusk. E. R. Overstreet, Gor- man youth, reported the robbery early tonight to Chief of Police J. Auto Tag Dispute Set For Hearing BEAUMONT, March 17. Hearing of arguments in the state's attempt to have dissolved an in- junction restraining It from Inter- fering with the sale of automobile license plates In San Jacinlo county was postponed (oday until Thursday, March 31. A motion to have the case dis- solved on grounds the question was moot had been presented by Sen. Gordon Burns of Huntsville, repre- senting the San Jacinto county In- terests. The state claims sale of the plates Is illegal. The Weather SAN 'ANGELO. Mirth -iwUfM i' .eoufity; it .Ba S. B. Bardwrlls' .ate, UMd by a gunman who kid- naped and released him in Bal- linjer this afternoon, had been located in Balllnger near the stock pens, where Bardwell escaped. Bombers Rain Death On City' In Ten Visits Worst Attack Of War Suffered By Loyalist Capital BARCELONA, March (AP) Relentless insurgents bombers struck at Barcelona, again tonight in the tenth of a series of raids which already had taken 600 lives within 24 hours. The planes dropped 20 bombs on a section of this ref- ugee-packed capital which had not been hit in raids earlier today. Casualties were reported heavy and dozens of ambu- lances were summoned from tlia northern part of Barcelona. OTHER CITIES HIT The raid began at p. m. p. m. CST) and at almost the same time other insurgent planes bomber) the cities o! lar- ragona and San Vincentc on the Catalan coast, Inflicting a consid- erable number of casultles. Before the last raid, a careful check by the defense board showed 415.dead and 700 wounde.''. li was exo'alneci that the fatalities listed included only bodies remov-- ed from debris In this greatest In- dustrial city of Spain. Estmaies by doctors gave lha dead as 600 and the wounded, Tne war ministry reported officially thit 600 had been killed and 400 wounded. Wave on wave of Insurgent bombers roared over Barcelona nine in 16 hours raining bombs 'on. this Mediterranean sea- port. j.It was attack in- jn the "20-i.1 '.1i'_ L. Moreland. He appeared at the police station here as West Texas officers guarded highways for the abductor of S. B.Bardwell, who es- caped by leaping- from an automo- bile traveling p.t a -high rate of 'Gurgle To Meet You' Says Allred Baby On Birthday ABir.EMK AXI> VICIXITV: WEST'TFAAS: r.ir. torfrr in and iwrth Friday; Salnrday cixiVr In MolhrAit portion. EAST TEXAS: Tartly eoofc. li notlhwest portion Friday; Saturday jinitty clondy. eoolrr In thf Intrrlor or MM tnd smith I'rrvri tn (xinllHrly winds on Int mi.I to or northwrM by Saturday. nKHKrniA: 1'irlly rlondj. jnourn In north and center In urn and penlr-M r-ortlnni Friday: Saturday lair, toolrr In and rrnlral pflrllons. Slronx .NF.H MF.VirO: In-titled Friday and Saturday. pmbAbly rain or iinovr north portion Friday; colder Friday In rail and Rantc of tfmperalnrr A. SI. HOVR T. M. The youth, who liad started to hitchhike lo San Angelo, told police he was standing beside the high- way about 7 o'clock this evening. He said he had ridden about two miles with a young man when the driver poked a revolver in his ribs. The motorist toox 55.50 from Overstreet, blindfolded him with the victim's own handkerchief and directed him to alight. Before Overstreet could remove the blind- fold, the highwayman's automobile was too far away to determine license number or make. Overitrcet said the automobile was a dark-colored, new coach. He e.xprcised belief the driver had passed him entering Ballinger and returned to pick him up. He described the bandit as be- and 175 EFFECT ON LIVES Abilene Relatives Of Victtims Recall School Disaster At New London One Year Ago loday The that Ihc New London The Abilene man quoted his school explosion left on Abilene a year ago today is growing dimmer, but Is still present. Abilene people last recalled Ihe sidtfenlng telephone calls and telegrams they received last year from Ihe East Texas oil town whcrr nearly 300 children were killed in the nalion's worst school disaster. To them the magnitude of the tragedy was overshadowed by the loss of (heir own kin. A visitor In Abilene Thursday was P. A. Dicltetison, now of Gra- ham, who spent ihe day with his brother B.I declaring that he "couldn't stand to live In New Lon- don" after Ihe explosion that took his daughter, Wanda, and Injured another. Jean. Rs quickly as possible after the occurcnce. the bereaved sold his service station In New Lon- don, severed all connections, and moved to Graham. Ida Kelly. Ablleno woman, last night recalled that a cousin. June DAvls, had been killed In the school Gloria, a sister of June, was criti- cally injured and has not yet re- covered sufficiently to return to brother. Carrol Dickinson, a'jlomo-1 school, as far as Miss Ktlly has bile dealer. Ibsen informed. The Daris children are also cou- sins of Mnc and Juliette Kelly, and nieces of Mrs. Rcvscoc SI. John. The family Is still living In vicinity. Elizabeth Nelson, librarian at Abi- lene Chr.stlan college, lost a sister- in-law, Mrs. J. D. Nelson, In the accident. She was a teacher In Ihc school. Two other members of the family, Don Nelson, connected with an oil company, and John, then 17, a student, barely escaped death. J. D. Nelson and the two young men art still living there, alons with two crrJdren In the Evelyn and Thomas, who had left the NSW LONDON, PS. 2, Cot. 6 AUSTIN. March 17 Houston Allred held a press conference today, just one year after bulletins flashing over wires announced his arrival in this world. Cheeks shining, yellow hair brushed back and wearing a blue frock, the only baby ever bom to a governor's family in the Texas executive mansion was brought to the capllot and "shown off to press corres- pondents. Urged on by his proud daddy, Governor James V. Allred, young Sam clapped his hands, grinned from ear to ear and cried "Da-da" and hav- ing his picture taken In the meantime. Weighing nine pounds at birth last SI. Patrick's day, Sam Houston, named after the Texas hero, now hefts the scales at 23 1-2 pounds. The other Allrcd children arc James, Jr., 8. and David. 4. Oil At City's Door HOUSTON, March 1T.-W- Oil production within Ihc shadows of Houston's skyscrapers was appar- ently established tonight with a wildcat test In ths Eureka area cor- Ing 33 feet of oil jind, A Mldnlthl M and 30; V twcen 23 and 2.) years old weighing between 160 and pounds. The gunman wore dark Sec KIDNAP, Ff. 2, Col 3. aanicl todftr. lanrije today, Misses First Court Term In 51 Years BAIRD, March Otis Bowyer. past 80 years old, this spring his first term of dis- trict court in Callahan county In 51 years. He is recovering at his I home here from a stroke ot paraly- [sis several weeks aso. debris iiid OIE exact death The' United States temporary quarters vrere dama .-A A bomb landing nearby blewt' I., the embassy windows, but the oniy occupant, Col. Stephen O. Fuq.ua, American military attache was un- hurt. Hundreds of wounded were trap- ped in shattered building. Rescus workers dug for hours to save the wounded ana recover the dead. Weeping women and children carrying meager possessions stum- bled into the explosive-rocked streets some refuge from the terror of insurgent bombs. Thousands poured into the sub- ways planning to spend the night. They feared new attacks from Gen- eralissimo Franco's air- men who started the series of raids shortly before midnight Wed- nesdlay and continued most oC Thursday. One raid took place at noon, when the center of Barcelona' was teeming with workers going home to luncb. Many victims were caught at a subway entrance. Twelve workers were killed when a shoe factory was hit. Buildings five and six stories high caved in under tl-.e terrific assault. Nearly every section. Barcelona's centers, the working cms district, and tha new residential area, felt the fury of the nttack The Spanish capital already threatened with severance from the rest of Spain by the Insurgent ad- vance along Catalonia's southern Ste BARCELONA, Tf. Z, Col. 2 AFTER SKATING Band May Stand While Playing Concert For Own Uniform Fund Abilens hlsb school bandsmen likely will take their seats cauti- ously tonight when they walk on the stage for their annual spring conrcrl. They their dress reheasal last night nnd were pronounced ready by Director R. T. Bynum. Then. rMdy for a different sort of play, ihe high school musicians adjourned a stating party In the McMurrv college gymnasium. There were no split but the bandsman otherwise were careless of their persons. They played "crack the 'Whip" and disported heels. Afterward, even Director Bynum complained of dlscomfir.-t when he sat with ill-advised haste. The seating party was the sec- ond held In gymnasium to ben- efit the Eaglo band's fund for new uniforms, which now totals ap- proximately Use ct the skating link was donated by col- lege and Wallace (Red) Bost, vink manager. Two more such parties will be held for the school childien's milk fund. Parents of the high school band members, who have led the cam- paign for money lo buy uniforms, have joined the youthful music- ians In the hope tonight's concert will prod'icc the remainder of 000 needed for band suits. Bynum announced a novelty- sprinklcii program designed to pack the school auditorium. Less stat.1 elections will Include a piccolo solo. "Sweet Birdie." by J. F. Denninglon; "Uncle Tom's a pantomime number; "Pop Goes tiit' Weasel." an old favorite, which even sends one musician into the balcony; and "R.istus Trombone." the sonorous contribution ot elsht members of See BAND, Tj, 2, Col, S Stock Exchange Votes Revision To Add President With Wide Powers NEW YORK. March New York stock exchange today adopted a drastically revised con- stitution which provides for far- reaching changes in administrative policy incjidlng the appointment oC a salaried president with almost dictatorial powers. The action culminated a long standing agitation for reform In security market practices which came In the wake of the senatorial Wall Street Investigation several Tears ago. The rewritten constitution was accepted by members by a vote of record proportions recorded during the past two weeks. Of the 1.375 registered members 1.013 cast theic ballots in favor of the reorganiza- tion plan. Provision Is matie for a new gov- erning commlltce of 32 members to supplant (he present committee of 50. The new body will havo twelve non-members of the ex- change- and some representatives of the public. The prdscul govern- ing committee is composed entirely of members. Also a part of the re- organization will be a reduction In the number or standing committees from 17 to 7.
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