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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. ,1 i Jan JT, OFFENSE Ifl FKJENDS fflJS ABILENE, FRIDAY WORLD EXACTJY AS fT r-ST APRIL 1, SIXTEEN PAGES Reorganization Bill Assailed As Hopkins Buildup Republican Solon Says Act's Purpose Is To Groom WPA Chief For President WASHINGTON, lUrck aim of the Roose- velt reorganization bill in to build np Harry L, Hopkins for president, Rep. Lamneek (DO) charged today in a struggle to halt the administration's effort to push the bill through the house. After President Roosevelt took personal command of the fight for the bill in an unprecedented denial that he wants to become dictator, Lamaeck arose on the floor of the home to assail a provision creating a new department of public wel- fare. He said Hopkins, the WPA chief, would head Ihe new de- partment, and perhaps would become the next president, thus continuing new deal policies. 'FAIR HAIBED" HOPKINS Under the bill, Jjamneck declared, an octopus-like relief machine Hop- kins has been building would be- come permanent and would be "the most potent force In the U. S. Ipr jnany years to' ccme." "Hopkins Is the fair-haired boy of the Lamneck roar- ed. "What he wants he gets. The reason is ha thinks right. He also spends rlght-and lelt. His life has been devoted to giving away other people's money." The debate over the bill was mark- ed by a desperate fight for time on the part of the opposition; so that its spokesmen said, the people might have an opportunity to make their views on the bill known to their representatives in congress. COVGHLIN TO ORATE Seaten 202 to 143 on what many regarded as a test vote (the vote was on a motion to take up the bill) they made their goal the post- ponement of vote.until next week so that various organizations and week-end orators, including the Reyerend Charles E. Coughlin, might' set a stream of telegrams flowing into the house office bulld- that end. they, adopted I ili- hustefing tactics whenever -'the stringent rules of the house would permit. President :Kooseevlt's of dictatorship desires, tsSlied in the small hours of thk morning at Warm Springs, Ga., .was a r prime topic of conversation on Capital Hill. Limed, ihs words were in the nation's headlines just .when the house began'its discussion. Pro ponents of the reorganisation bill quickly seized upon his statemeh' and threw it in the face of (hose who have contended that the meas- ure would give the president powers rivalled only by those of Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. CARRIES FIGHT TO FOES Not only did the president pro- nounce himself unfi'.ted for dlcta- torship and averse to it, but he carried the battle io the foes of the bill. He- snid they had spread "siliv rnghlniares" and "planted Set REORGANIZATION', Pj. 2, DEMO HOPE? Traffic Violators Receive 39 Tickets Drivers Learning About Stop Signs Abilene police continued yesterday to push Ihclr drive against traffic violators in the city. Thirty nine traffic tickets were issued by offi- cers during the day Mo'opsts receiving tickets will either have to go to police headquar- ters and pay a fine or appeW in corporation court. In court Juago E. M. Overshiner will hear the cases and excuse those found not guilty of tho offense or fine them 11 u found guilty. Ten tickets were issued for viola- tion of stop signs 25 for parking at "dead failing to pa1 in a coin or ovcrparklng, one was issued for porting In a driveway, one for parking in alley and one for parking across a sidewalk. Chief T. A. Hackney said last night. We are not trying to make any big drive, just tightening up a little on motorists to make them obey the laws." Traffic officers concenlraled their efforts at the North First and Pine and North First and Cedar Intersec- tions yesterday in enforcing stop signs. Mnny motorists were stopped and warned. HA1MIY L..HOPKINS StoiT to left) FD HitrFoes Of Rehabilitation New Deal Efforts TO Give Tenants Chance WARM SPRINGS, Ga.. March Roosevelt turned from a defense of his government reorganisation program against "dictatorship'' charges today to hit at those who "scoff and ridicule" at the administration's efforts to rehabilitate .share-croppers 'and other needy farm 'elements. Informally addressing country folk, endeavoring to eke a livelihood out .of acres at..Pine Mountain valley home- steads, a subsistence project 18 miles irjm Warm Springs, he said there would be "fewer people" to criticize if such undertakings could be'vieVcd by'more of'the popula- tion. "I wish olliers from over the United States would come here and see the success of this he said, speaking into a microphone while sitting in secret s'.-rvico car. There wouH be fewer people who would scoff and ridicule if they could sea their own eyes." With Mrs. Roosevelt, Harry L: Hopkins, works progress adminis- trator whole former emergency relief administration started the project in August, 1935, and Miss Gay Snepperson. Georgia WPA direcior, the president drove to the rural. setting over dirt roads that churned a screen of blinding dust over the or more cars in the procession. B'Spring Man Leaves State Prison Farm HTOTSVILLE, March wynne' state prison farm officials searched today lor A. A. Bergdorf, 56-year-old state approved trusty Tvho walked off yesterday afternoon from his duties of tending chickens. Bergdorf, native of Big Spring, serving a 99-year sentence from Howard county on murder con- viction, prison records showed. He was sentenced Dec. 9, 1929. Wynne aged and tubercular pris- Is located a mile north of here. US Blasts Lid; 'No Limit' Naval Race launched British, French Told Of Plans For Super Ships WASHINGTON, March The international race to build vaster dreadnaughts officially be- gan today wlicn the United States discarded 1 treaty clause limiting such vessels to tons. Secretary of State Hull sent notes to the British and French embassies and to the Canadian le- gation, advising them -of Uncle Sam's tntentic-h. At the same time a note from Britain, announcing a similar Intention, was en route to Washington. PVancc took another course, electing not to build super-battle- ships unless ether European powers (I. e. Germany and Italy) do so. Texts of ihe notes will not be published. until Saturday morning It' was state! reliably, however, that they saw a power non-signa- tory to the London naval treaty (Japan) Is presumed to be build- ing super-fireadnauehts, havins refused tc deny it. Therefore, the United Stales government is in- voking the escalator clause of the London naval treaty, permitting it to exeeM the treaty limitations. NO MENTION1 OF SIZE The Amfilcan. notes do not men- tion the size of the ships to be built. This must be negotiated with the British. This countiy's notes mention no intention to build cruisers larger than tons armed with 8-inch guns. LONDON, March United States Ambassador Joseph P. Ken- nedy declared tonight the United States, was determined to maintain a merchant marine as an "auxil- iary of but had no sf- gresrtve designs on the world's shinpin? trade. The ambassador, who was chair- man of the United States maritime commission before President Roose- velt assigned him to the court of St. Jams's, spoke at (he annual dinner of the chamber of ship- ping Of Set For Common Youth LUBBOCK i March Case of J, R; Rae.Jr.'.'of near cole- man, was bound over to the grand jury today waived exam- ining trial on. "f charge of robbery. In lieu of set by a justice of the peace, he' was: remanded to Jail. Charges were signed by Sheriff Tom Abel of Lubbock county, who had been Instrumental in having the man arrested. The charges accused the farm youth of having taken Jo and a gold watch March' n from Sam B. Bardwell, Lubbock business man, who said he was "forced to leap from his own automobile in down- town Baliinger after the" youth had commandeered the Bardwell machine. School Dedication At Bayou Tonight Dedication ceremony for the Bayou consrlidated school, Calla- han county, Is to be held at 8 p. m. Pr.day night, April 5. ac- cording .to Principal C. W. Itojler, who will be In charge. Principal speaker for the oc- casion will be State. Superintend- ent L. A. Wood. Madge Stanford, deputy state superintendent, also will attend the program. Coughlin Scores Reorganization DETROIT, March Fr' Charles E. Coughlin, speaking against the feders! reorganization bill, said tonight that "if there must be reorganization of government, let It begin where it should the head." He nude his attack on the meas- ure, which has been sent to the house with senate approval, In a broadcast over an independent net- work. Naval Men Asked To Write Mothers WASHINGTON, Mareh 31.-m- The navy has asked sailors and ma- rtnos in every corner of the globe to write home to mother for Mothers' day, May 8. SECOND TRAGEDY IN 2 DAYS- Lost Fli Sign To Public ATTY BELIEVES HOME PADLOCKING UNCONSTITUTIONAL J. M. Waif rip, whose hojne was Wednesday by court .oider, has-appealed case to public sentiment. Yesterday a huge sigh, meas- uring by ten feet'arid neat- ly printed with red' and black letterlig' on white poster vas, was lacked promiscuously] across th'e; front of his resi- dence at 1410 Pine street. In'if tiering a foot high, the first line read: "HOWDY.: NEIGHBOR." Under' that was smaller printing: "This of father, mother anl two school chil- dren! locked, up because the father sold some good drinks to some 'legitimate1 and 'Re- spectable' business men.of our very monl town. (The chil- dren, locked'out of their home, have committed no crimed. "No to Baird, Albany, Sweetwater or Angelo." The place was padlocked on order Judge W. R. Chtpmtn of district court, who found Waltrip guilty of Violat- ing injunction restraining him from selling beer. Stf PADLOCKING, >f. t, Ctl. t IN FACE OF INSURGENT ADVANCES- Horse Drags, Man To Death Spginisii To France Rebels Sweep On Toward Sea Arm Tangled In f Lariat; Scurry ;f Rancher Victim'- SKYDKR, March .Fred Wasson, 30, was dragged to death by a horse oa his stock farm eight miles north of Snyder this afternoon. i The- tragedy occurred about 4 p. m. With Charley Miller, a Bor- den county rancher, .Wasson was vaccinating and dehorning cattle. As Wasson was trying to rope cow, his horse ran-under a tree, and Wesson was knocked to the a low hanging branch.! His arm became entangled in the lariat, and he wiis dragged ip- proximately a. half mile over rocky, ravine-scarred country. Miller gave chase, but was unable to horse. Wasson's head and body were horribly lacerated, and-most of his clothing was torn off. Funeral arrangements. In charge of Maples Funeral home here, were incomplete tonight. who owned iSjfa- terest in a food'ijft ta Snyder, a member of a welTtaSwn Scurry county f amllj Survivors' in- clude his rife, a la-other Walter a Mrs.. Ivan Gatlin; -two half-brothers, John L. Webb and R W. Webb, all of whom live in the county....... DavispnNotTo Seek Reelection Solon-Withholds. Plans For Future SWEBTWATEB, Mar. Howard C. Davidson, of Rotan re- presentative from the 117th district announced here todny he would not be a candidate for reelection for a third-term. In announcing that the would'not run again, Davison did not state his future plans. "I am deeply grateful to my friends throughout the district for the splendid cooperation and assis- tance they have given me while serving as their representative' Davison slid. "It is solely because of this help that I have been able to more effectively and efficiently ac- complish the work that I have done in the legislature. "While each session was in pro- gress, I considered it my duty, my own expense, to return Io my district and give the people an op- portunity to contact me as their re- presentative and express their views on that were pending be- fore the legislature, at the only time that it could possibly be of any benefit to the legisla- lure was In session. I returned to Ihe district eight times during the 54th legislature at its regular term, and six times during the regular session of Uie 15th body, and at least one time during the special sestons of both the legislatures, which method of contacting voters has laid down a precedent in this district.1 WHERE TORNADO INJURED CHILDREN through" Columbus, pin-. ned a number of school chll- dren the second floor of the Highland gratfCj 'school. deaths, six perwni were; killed elsewhere in. (See story, on page 1) JAPS'p CHINESE LOCKED IN FIERCE HAND10-HAND Success Of Japanese Drive Toward Suchow Said Depending On Outcome SHANGHAI, April fighting1 surged through the barricaded streets of Taierchwang today with success of JapauYdrive toward Suchow hanging on the outcome.: About Chinese wielded broadswords against the bayonets of an All FOOL'S DAY TIME TQRtM Many Laugh Last After Enterprise Ridiculed Rv PTVIC Tumnmcm-mn By FINIS oldsters have grown too dignified to remember how once they chanted a jingle which went something like this: "April Pool's done "Who's the biggest fool at It was Intoned with a derisive 'yah-yah" inflection and failed to penetrate only the thickest of hides. Usually the occasion was only n
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