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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               PRICE 5 CENTS OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LVU. NO, 309. ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, 1938. THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES IN THREE WITH WIND, LIGHTNING- Spring Rains Ranging To 6 Inches Soak West Texas lily Measures Record March MILK FUND BENEFICIARY STANDS TO LOSE WEIGHT HE'S GAINED AS CONTRIBUTIONS FALL BEHIND By SARAH HELEN' PEAKCE Johnny Is nine years old, Email (or his age. He has three brothers, and his father Is a WPA worker on part time. Johnny's diet consists chiefly of potatoes and red beans, be- cause potatoes and red beans are more filling than anything elw his mother can find (or mey. ny Is a' composite of all d girls who since Novem-e had their diets supple-by milk provided by the Ilk fund. He's been get-ong better In school, be-very day he's been able ik more than a pint of (rated energy the brings every morning. He's gained from four lo six pounds since November, and has shown an appreciable change of attitude-. When Johnny's father can find work outside his WPA Job. he's able to provide milk and green vegetables for Johnny and his brothers and sisters. But hard to find, end harder to keep, and Johnny and his family can exist on beaivs and potatoes. Of course, Johnny likely will grow up unable to resist disease, and It's hard (or him to go lo school with no more energy than he has and with Illnesses he has to combat. And unless something Johnny Is goinj to have to get along on beans and potatoes without the extra food value of Because the PTA milk fund, through which 366 youngsters have been provided more than a pint of milk it day, will bf gonr by the time this month's bill Is paid. Not cnly will the lund be sone, will still be a debt of It takes Just about a month to provide about a pint of milk a day for 360 youngsters. That's for the two remaining months of school. A lot of money, but you fellows who buy milk for a family of three or four youngsters know it's pretty cheap at grammar school health book .prescribes a quart of milk a day for growing children. Johnny and the other 365 youngsters on the milk fund list received little more than half that amount a day. And from the looks of the milk MILK FUND, Pf. 9, Col. French Labor Crisis Widens Communists Propose Nationwide Strikes As Gesture Favoring Blum PARIS, March tonight proposed organization of nationwide general strikes as the best means of the popular front government's fight for life. The Paris communist party unit declared in a letter to Paris metal workers that the senate's "reactionary" opposition to Premier Leon Blum must be met by a "powerful demonstra- tion by the masses." The communist letter was considered by many labor leaders as an open demand for strikes Seek Easier RFC Loan Channels New Deal Would Liberalize Agency To Aid Business By JOHN W. HENDERSON WASHINGTON, Hafch The administration asked congress today' to kuthorize a virtually "un- limited program of government loans to business and a resumption of self-liquidating loans to public bodies. The administration's, proposal would enable the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to make busi- ness loans on a long-term basis, meeting directly the complaint of many business men that such, cred- its were not available. The RFC would be given power to buy securities of private cor- porations, opening the way for capital loans for expansion and new construction. Small business men have complained to the government that capital for those purposes was difficult to obtain except in large quantities. FD GIVES OKEII Mailing public a letter from Jesse Jones, RFC chairman, requesting the new authority be granted. Sena- tor Glass (D-Va) said he already hr.d introduced legislation designed to carry ont Ihe administration's recommendations. Jones said In his letter President Roosevelt had authorized him to nwke the request. Under existing law the RFC Is prohibited from making loans maturing later than January 31, 1945. The total of all private loans outstanding can not be more than Both restrictions would ba eliminated under the adminis- tration proposal. The corporation would be re- stricted only by its Judgment as to the solvency of the borrower and the soundness of the loan. It would bo required to determine that the loan or security was of a nature "reasonably to assure re- tirement or repayment." Master Farmer Of Runnels Selected Lange In Running For State Award HALLINGER. March Laugc Jr. has been se- lected as Ihe master farmer of Runnels county for Ihls year. County Agent John A. Barton and home demonstration agent Myra Tankerslcy have announced. Lnngc will be this county's entrant in Ihe statewide contest for the mas- ter farmer award for 1938. U.nge has one of most successful farmers in this county for several years. Last year his son was awarded a trip to Chicago for outstanding rluu work. The contest for Ihe farm award includes work by Ihe entire fam- ily. The score card calls for farm and home improvcmcnf. farm pro- ducts and livestock, well as equipment being vised in produc- ing the farm products. The score card used In measur- ing the farm a check-up on tho home, which specifies K liv- ing room, dining room, modern kitchen with hot and cold water snd a bathroom. The yard surrounding the home Is also considered. Crop producllon livestock raising is Included In the scoring lo oomplete the check- up. greater than those of June, 1936 when an estimated million and a half workers occupied French factories. It came as a rising tide of strikes and France's chronic fin- ancial troubles put high obstacles In the government's path. Paris communists agreed to join socialists and the general confed- eration of workers in strikes "not only In Paris but throughout Prance." DEMONSTRATION FOR BLUM labor, fearful that the conflict between Premier Leon Blum's cabinet and the conservative senate majority might mean an attempt to replace the government with a "public safety" dictatorship, slaged t vast protest, demonstration. Meanwhile, the premier searched lor a way around senate opposition to rearmament expenditure..under his guidance and Ihe ranks' of dlsjruhlled strikers grew to almost Informed sources said they would not be surprised if a crisiSj averted when Blum bowed to the, senate's will Thursday, were to come nent week. ALL SIDES ANXIOUS Anxiety was apparent on all sides to get- the rearmament program under way In view of the dangerous situation developing on France's frontiers. About 30.000 workers packed Buffalo stadium today to protest against senate opposition to Blum, against the French policy of "hands off Spain" and against "provocation and resislance of em- ployers to collective contracts. The mass meeting v.'as called by the general confederation of labor which has followers. Coop Cheese Plant Opens At Haskell HAEKELL. March has been started by Haskcll's new 510.000 cooperative cheese plant. V. L. Alford, manager, formerly with Western Produce company in Abilene, reported that volume of milk brought in by patrons wss pleasing to himself and other of- ficials. The plant has a cap.icitv for handling to gallons of milk daily, and can produce to pounds of cheese in 24 hours. The factory will operale seven days per week, and if business war- will be run day and night. UT Elects New Prof AUSTIN, March sity of Texas regents today appoint- ed Dr. James Umstattd of Wayne university, Detroit, professor of sec- ondary education In the school of education, cffccllve In September. SALLY IS A SMART CLUCK BY INSURGENT REPORTS- Army Trapped Rebels Claim Enemy In Rout Introducing Sally, the har- monising hen of Independence, can lay an esg and stlU ba an aitlst. Beside Sally is her-1 15 -year-old mistress, Caleen Wagoner, who vows that her pet can cackle the and do'a fair Job of following a tuns as It Is played on the piano. OIL INDUSTRY IS BUSINESS INSTITUTION, JUDGES TOLD Hunter Emphasizes Improper Idea Of Fraternity Jeopardizes Development BROWNWOOD, March thaf development of oil re- sources in West Texas is in Jeopardy unless the public awakes to realiza- tion that the oil industry is a business the get-rlch-qulck enterprise It was 20 years voiced by J. C. Hunter, president of the West Central Texas Oil Gas association at the closing session of the West Texas County Judges and Commissioners association here to- day. Revision of the county officers' salary measure was also requested today in a resolution at the con- vention, and in another, congre-is- men were urged to study carefully before passing the proposed na- The Weather ml IT rftta rtoudi Anii.rxi; AMI viciNrrT probably WT.ST TEXAS: Panhandla Monday and n-armer. EAST TEXAS: SfKmtrs. roolrr In fait Mirth Monday rloody, warmrr In Inlfrtm-. lo strong ghlflinr wlnrti on. Ihe coast, he. northerly Sunday OKLAHOMA: Rain Sunday: Monday Parity_ cltmdr and namwr, .NT.1V. MKMCO: RMn or Monday tmvnlrd narmfr. Santa of tonpcratnrr jnlerda HOUR i 3 4> 41 N'fwn III Ihrit a ni. ipo. :n-30. Sunday; hours rndlnfc tlonal government rcorsanizatlon bill. BIG SPRING CHOSEN' Big Spring was selecled as the nest convenlion city over Amarillo and El Paso. The meeting will be held In September at which time new officers will bo elected. Regis trations were 275. Hunter lold the' assembly that times had changed since the day oil sold at per barrel. "Unless the public realizes Ihls change and accepls it, gels r'.A of erroneous assumption lhat Ihe oil man Is rolling in wealth, and comes to the realization lhat all arc in the oil business, this valuable I source at employment, development I of business and assistance to the i See HUNTER, 9, Col. 7 POTENTIAL KLONDIKE Magistrate Thwarts Uniqu e Enterprise Of Seekers-After-Gold In New York Sewers BY GARDNER BRIDGE: NEW YORK. March A gold rush lhal might have tie- vctopeti Into a sublerrancan Klondike was averted loday when Magistrate Irving Bcil Cooper ordered throe young 1938 forly-nlncrs lo quit panning Ihe clly sewers. An early-rising resident of thi Bronx, laking a brisk one-two- Ihrec in front of his bedroom window, was horrified lo see three rtark figures sulking around an open manhole at Trc- niont avenue and Southern boulevard this morning. Bounding lo the telephone lie shrieked an alarm of murder. At lhat very moment, he said, the assassins were lowering the body of their vlcllm Inlo Ihe labyrlnthlan sewer system. The police arrived and seized the three skulkers. Several hours later they MB, consider- ably bewildered and somewhat muddy, In front of Magistrate Cooper. After ascertaining that their names were, respectively. Louis Cassano, 25, Anthony Cawano, 20, his brother, and Joseph Mar- rone, 20, he inquired Ihe nature of their nocturnal prowling. "We were Just looking for ROW." fnid Louis Cassano. "You know, old gold." "Gold, old Inquired (he majjttrale archly. He demand- ed details. It developed Ihcn thai the Cas-'ano brothers Ihelr fel- low argonaut, Marrone. had rils- rovercd that the sewers were Indeed nothing less than Bo- nanza creeks. During ihe last eight months, working In the farly morning hours when traffic was light, they had panned enough old gold to yield them an average weekly Income of from to They fished out gold teeth, coins and Jewelry of every de- scription, once ilwy found diamond ring that brought they said. The magistrate was Impressed with their but ordf r- ed them lo ctase desist. ABILENE'S RAIN RECORD SINCE 1926 More Than Gov't Troops Said Cornered In Hills' HENDAYE, France (at the Span- ish government troops numbering between and 000 were reported trapped In the Alcubierre mountains early today by insurgent hordes sweeping eastward toward the Mediterranean. While Insurgent commanders re- ported government defenders In "complete rout" along sections of the 135-mile Aragon front, two In- surgent columns were said to have encircled the mountain, 25 miles east of Zaragoza. At the same lime a third Insurgent column smashed Into rich Castellon province, hitherto untouched by In- surgent s Generalissimo Francisco Franco's fighters. OPENS WAY TO SOUTH Military vices said Insurgent troops laid 'selge to 15 north the Alcubleire. moun- tains; Jblning'forces with'a' motor- ized folumn from Bujaraloz, cap-' tured by the Insurgents yesterday. Sarfnena has been a base for gov- ernment forces defending elaborate fortifications in the mountains to the south. Insurgent dispatches said the en- tire Sierra was surrounded and that all Ullages on the northeastern slopes, Including Lanaja, were now In the hands of Franco's fighters. After storming Into Castellon province, the Insurgents headed for the village of Zorlta, about 40 miles from the sea. Franco's forces on the Aragon front north of the town put on a forward spurt, while on the south- ern front the insurgents reported they were sweeping forward with little or no resistance. PRISONERS TAKEN' South of the Ebro river, the In- surgents said the government forces were in full flight. North of the s ream they said insurgents were in rifle shot of Sarlnena. strategically located between two rivers. A number of government prison- ers were captured along with mate- rials which the Insurgents said "ex- ceeded our wildest hopes" 18321 1SMI 18351 1B3S I.MI December TOTA'li" date ._.. BLASTS JEWS Loraine Votes Gym, Auditorium Bonds LORAINE. March 26. Voters of the 'Loraine Independent school district today approved a J10 000 bond Issue by a 124 to 21 bal- lot. Purpose of ihe bonds is to build a combination gymnasium and audi- orlum. Also Included In construc- tion plans are two new classrooms and division of the present audi- torium Into four classrooms Trustees propose to flic applica- lon for a Works Progress adminis- tration project, which, if approved probably will make cost of construc- tion about S15.000 Paraguay Suggested As Refugee Haven WASHINGTON'. March Z6-MV- Dies ID-Texas) Proposed today that political refu- gees from Germany Austria be colonlwd In Paraguay, South Amer- can republic which he said-has thousands of acres The Texan directed his sugges- tion to Secretary Hull, who three days called on otl-.er govern- ments to Join the United States in >WIng such refugees. Dies salrl that'unless his proposal or something like It was adopted Ine United States would be flooded by Ihe persecuted and Jobless of Europe. New County Agent For Haskell Named HASKELL. March R. Schumann, county agent of Archer counly for the past two years, Saturday was named succes- sor to B. Chcsser, Haskell county farm agent who recently was ap- pointed to a position wllh Ihe soil conservation service. The new agent will come to Has- kell within n few clays lo assume duties April 1. Chcsser. retiring lum ij, on itiiiiLi jiuni w in ue ine agent, came to Haskell from Crosby organist, and singing will be led by counly two and naif years ago. GENERAL GOERING (See story to left.) Mediterranean Tension Grows LONDON, March and French security in the Mediter- ranean became a more vital issue tonight as sweeping insurgent ad- vances pat the Spanish government In perhaps the most, dangerous posi- tion of the 20-monlh civil war. How much longer the defending Spaniards could hold out unless the tide turned unexpectedly in their favor or outside aid came was matter of wide speculation. But despite fears held by many British and French lhat a" victory by the Insurgents with Italian and German help would seriously en- danger the security of both demo- cratic nalions, neither government Indicated any change from Ihe po- licy of nonintervention. PUSH NEGOTIATIONS The British government, seeming ly less concerned than France over Spain's future; pressed on toward an attempted settlement with Italy, seeking thereby to preclude possible Italian domination in Spain Informed quarters In Rome how- ever said completion of an Ilalo- lana5 lamcr 0, D British accord was being delayed by Washington. D. c.. Jews Ordered Out Of Austria Don't Care To Live With Declares Goering VIENNA, March Marshal General Hennann Wllhelm Goering, No. 2 Nad, warned Jews lo night they must get out of-Austria. In a smashlrig.'plebisclte campaign speech to Austrian.? who wel corned him to Vienna >s "Our Her mann" he declared: "Vienna was not a German eltj because 300.000 Jews live here. VIen na must become German again. Thv Jew must know we do not care U live with him. He must go." Then Goering outlined Germany1, greater Austria program, said th' woold consider the circum- stances of "Schuschnigg's fake pleb- iscite and announced with i derisive fling at the Hapsburgs iha1 the monarchist movement Is forevei dead. He said national socialism has n( desire to destroy th; church or re Ilgion but warned "there will be ni compromise If religion meddles li politics." ALL AUSTRIA LISTENS He disclosed that a vast public works program had been planned. Hundreds of cheers greeted even sally of the field marshal. Traffic in Ihe district was com pletely blocked while all of forme Austria heard the speech, a part o (he campaign for a "yes" vote In th April 10 plebiscite on union of th two countries, from loudspeaker scattered throughout the nation. "This plebiscite fake will come be fore tho he said in discuss ing ihe vote that former Chancello Kurt Schuschnlgg had schedule< just before nazi threats forced hln out of office. Goering was not specific as t whether Echuschnlgg himself nilgh face trial. Precipitation Electrical Bolt Hits Anson Storm At Drasco April unmindful of ;he calendar, began falling a, week ahead of schedule yester- day throughout Central West Texas. Before dark they had turned into two- and three-inch de- luges, with as much as five and six inches of moisture report- ed in isolated spots. FALL VARIES Variance In measurements Indi- cator! precipitation war, of thundershower variety despite vol- ume of the fall Electrical displays accompanied the storm at several points. Arch Herndon was mildly shock- ed when a bolt of lightning struck his home in southwest Anson. Splintered rafters were Ignited but several water extinquish- ed the blaie. The gauge there said, only .97 Inch, but the ram put six feet of water In Anson's new laks during the day and 18 Inches In the city's old lake. Precipitation for the week was Increased to 1.45 In- ches. High winds forced out stained glass panes of art windows In the Baptist church at Eteasco, half a dozen miles north of Winters. Moisture there measured an Inch and a half. Winters' city lake stored wateV for the first time In several months. Hailstones falling at half a dozen spots caused the only other loss which had been reported late Sat- urday night. Crop damage believed light. ABILENE GETS 2.M Weatherman W. H. Green report- ed 2.28 Inches of rain in Abilene by 9. o'clock last night, time for hU final 'reading of the day. If. was the heaviest 24-hour fall ever rec- orded here wholly within the month. See Vf. It, Col. sslty _. ________, of France and Soviet Russ from whom aid has gone to thef Spanish government, to the proposal for withdrawing foreign combatants from Spain. The British govcrmnct was giv- ing priority to its quickened re- armament drive. prganizcd labor's mllionj of work- crsin Britain apparently were ready to negotiale on a non-political basis with tha government on their part in the greater rearmament effort, RELATE PLAN MONDAY Prime Minister Neville Chamber- lain arranged to lay Ihe govern- ment's genera plan for Intensified speeding of defence preparations be- fore Industrial leaders oMnday. The labor parly, disappointed at Chamberlain's Spanish policy and skeptical of Italo-Brltlsh negotia- tions, promised macnwhile to keep up Its attacks on the government. Writer's Father Dies SAN March K-- Paul Martin Pearson, 66, former governor of the' Virgin Is- lands and falher of Drew Pearson, D. c.. newspaper I at Stanford hospital here tonight. EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS 5 has been desig- nated as date of a county election to determine whether four per cent beer will continue to be sold. STAMFORD Stamford rollegs exes will hold their annual meeting here April S. Three hundred invita- tions have been mailed. Lions club will sponsor the state AAU girls' volleyball contest April 1 aid 2. of the season's six free rcdeos in Merkel will be held April 23. of a series of fighl nights will be held here under AAU direction and American Legion sponsorship Thurs- day night. A series of meetings has been an- nounced throughout Nolan county for discussion of the 1938 farm program by County Agent R. B. Tale. They will be held in White Flat Monday night. Roscoo Tues- day night, Hylton Wednesday afternoon. Divide Wednesday night, Black Thursday night and High- land Friday night. home demcr.stra- llon training school for the county's 25 clubs will be held Saturday. Baseball and tennis events of the county meet will be held Saturday. OTJONNELb O'Donnell rodeo will bD held April 22-23, and basket- ball girls will sponsor a 42 tour- nament In the school gymnasium Tuesday night. Bollinger Baptist Revival Announced BALLINGER. March !6-The Balllngcr Baptist church will open Its Spring revival Sunday, April 3 for two weeks of services. The pastor, the Rev. Clarence A. Morion, will preach from John each night during the two weeks. Morning services will also be held. Mrs. L. Schermcrhorn will be Ihe Souther of Fort Worth, s 'STEPCHILD' GETS Paving Start On Sandy Highway Occasion For Swenson Gaiety SWENSCW. March Im- promplu celebration took place here Friday. Inspiring it all was the begin- ning of concrete paving on high- way IS that will cover one of the sandiest stretches of road In West Texas, on a highway long con- sldeicd a neglected "stepchild" in the Texas system. L. H. lAcy Co., Dallas, contrac- tors, started work on the' main street of Swcnson. The concrete will extend five and one-half miles wcslirard, nearly to the Salt Pork of Ihe Brazos river. The concrete type, first such paving built in Stonewall counly, will be used on the sandy stretch. At its west end a 6 1-2 mile section of asphaltic paving will be laid to extend lo the Kent county line. Base for this segment now Is being built. Citizens ef this section have been assured the highway commis- n at its next letting will lake bids on 15 miles of highway 18 in Kent county. Field Bros., Lubbock, are con- tractors for an 8-mile section of highway 13 frcnx Swenson cast to Aspermont, while construction of surfacing from Aspermont to Ihe Haskell county line west of Sagfr- ton Is to begin shortly. When these projects, now under way, arc finished, there will be continuously paved highway from Stamford lo Uibbock, via N'os. IS, 84 15 and 7, with exception of llfj in, Kent county. The route of No. IS, as relocated for the paving, causes It to run two miles north of Peacock, where- as It formerly ran through town. The highway department has promised, however, to build pav- ed road from Peacock to connect with the   

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