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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               VOL. NO. 316, "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORN THIRTY-FOUR RAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. Mi PRICE 5 CENTS SOME TARGETS OF CLEAN-UP WEEK Many AbiTentans smugly'say they have the cleanest city in West Texas, A Reporter-News staff photographer last week took a camera and went on a was scarcely a street without its eyesore, find in many Instances there were mistreat- ed vacant lots. Lots on which someone, without care or t hough t., dum p ed trash and threw brush and shrub trim- mings. ABoTfc are'two of the pictures snapped In residential areas which have the name of being among the cleanest in Abilene. What do you .think? Appeal Ffbm Pulpits Today To Begin Concerted Clean -Up Drive In Abilene Clean-up! Paint-up! Plant up! Fix-up! Light-up! Impair It's in the air. Abilene has Joined jjhe nation-wide of Clean-up If the program. goes-over as' the plans have been mapped the family, whose jrard is'not'ciean will sink sev eral notches in tha' EitlrnationXot the.ialgfabofs'..'. The person who has made no effort to Impfoye the appearances .of -a house .that has been gradually deteriorating because of that depression spirit of do nothing will lose" some citizen" score. The filling station operator who has not cleaned up his place of busi- ness will find himself in an unpopu- lar minority. WOE TO WRECKING YARDS The wrecking yards that have not straightened up and disposed of the unnecessary junk, making some effort to bring order out. of unsightly chaos, will b: regarded In no- better repute than they have In the past. The resident caught piling hedge trimmings or trash on another maji's vacant he's in about the same class as a thief. The man or woman, toy or sir! Abiler.ians who Kant to have their properly cleaned up but know not where (o turn have 31 real aid available to them in Texas Slate Employment serv- ice located here. The telephone number is 3269. On ihe rolls of the service are many men who of the type to done here this week. The employment service makes no charge for placing workers, either to the worker or em-' Ptoje. Another source is your lumber dealer and builders' supply house. Each concern has listed men qualified to do your paint- ing, building and repair work can put you in contact with them. who throws paper into the streets Just Isn't the right kind of person. That's the tj-pe of clean-up sentiment which the Clean-up committee ts attempting to a clean city all the time, not just one week In the year. The program will begin today, with ministers In many of the churches announcing the observance and urging cooperation. GARDEN CLUB COOPERATING Tuesday, Mrs. R. H. Thomason, See CLEAN-UP, Tf. a. 5 Charge Against Rae In Runnels Dropped BALL1NGER, April County Attorney Roy Hill today dropped chaises against J. B. Rae, Coleman. In connection with the ab- duction and robbery of S. B. Bard- well of Lubbock. Hill dismissed prosecution in this county since Rae had been charged for the same offense In Lubbock county, apparently the latter county having Jurisdiction over the case. Robber Pulls 2d Job While First Is Probed EASTLAND, April 2 A masked robber today look and a Kalch in a filling station robbery, while officers investigated It, he looted another few Wocks away 0! He first held up J. H. Bralton of Mjllcne, tile contractor, and his sons, J. H. Bratton, Jr.. 24, md Thomas Bratton, 18. us they forked at one station, and shorely iftcr Orts Robertson, attendant hU yicUm at jmother. Extra CITY SANITARY DEPARTMENT, FIREMEN TO LEND HAND IN GLEAN-UP WEEK ACTIVITIES Abllenians who join In the clean- up campaign will haveadded assist- ance from the city sanitary depart- ment, Not only will the city continue hauling away trash, but grass, weeds trimmtnes from shrubs and liedges will be haulea away. Starting Thursday morning, the .rucks will begin this added service n the alltys between Chestnut and Sayles boulevard, working from First o Fourteenth. Superintendent Joe Shelton has risked residents In that section to get their work done, and he trash cached near the back of :helr lots, where the sanitary men may pick it up with the least possi- ble loss of time. ROOSEVELT MAPS MONOPOLY ATTACK By D. HAROLD OUVER FOtiL PLAY 2 Women Lost In Big Bend Area PROPONENTS OFFER REFORM COMPROMISE TO RESCUE BILL Report FDR Agrees To Modifying Act To Give Congress Liberal Veto Power WASHINGTON, April 2 lieutenants, reputedly with President Roosevelt's comeni, proposed a compromise on the gov- ernment reorganization bill today in an effort to save that bitterly-fought measure from threatened house Tlie compromise would give congress the right to veto presidential reorganization orders by simple majority ballot. As the bill now stands a two-thirds vote of both housed would be necessary. Thai concession nd another which would keep the education bureau In the Interior department, followed a victory for opponents of the bill, who had succeeded in stalling off any attempt to end debate. Terms of the compromise were announced by Rep. Warren (D- a member of the special re- organization committee. Reliable persons said his declaration was decided upon after house leaders had conferred by telephone with President Roosevelt, who has been vacationing at Warm Springs, Ga. The guarantee to keep the edu- cation bureau in the interior de- partment, thereby assuring that It would not be transferred to a pro- posed new department o! welfare, vas an outgrowth of protests that the bill would let the government control the education of th'e na- tion's youth. The two features of the compro- mise must he passed upon as amendments to the bill after: the house ends debate. That will not be until some time next weelf, lead- ers said. Two May Swell List In Governor's Race! .ft AUSTIN, April persisted today that two morefcan- didates would the raefi'for governor and thereby entry list for that of-the longest in Texas' histo'ry.fS-vii-T. Harry Hines, member of highway admitted in Dallas his political hit was "getting on his head, while from Wichita Falfa'canie the report Tom L. Hunter, oil'operator, might de- cide to make a fourth try'for the governorship. Meanwhile. Former. Governor Miriam A. Ferguson, had not made up her mind whether to get into the contest. Other schedules will be announced later In the week, said Shelton. The extra hauling service will be avail- able through the entire month. In the meantime, persons are requested not to telephone for special service th: sanitary department "We will be getting to cnc'i, si fast as we can, and no one is going to be he Eald. The fire department, which has doubled its downtown Inspection squads for the week, also announced this service: supervision for the burning off of vacant lots will be provided, if property owners will call 7251. This aid was given 219 prop- erty owners last year. EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS SWEETWATER. District inter- ABOARD ROOSEVH.T TRAIN. Mholastlc league meet will be held EN ROUTE TO WASHINGTON, April Roosevelt here Friday and Saturday. Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox will play an exhibition tonight conferred with two a nmin- (baseball game here Thursday istratlon aides in preparation for I and another In Abilene Friday night. his long-planned anti monopoly message to congress. Robert H. Jackson, former as- sistant attorney general in charge of anti-trust cases and .recently promoted to the solicitor general- ship, and Benjamin Cohen, a pub- lic works attorney and New Deal Mil frame-, boarded the presidenti- al special at Atlanta as the presi- dent traveled back' to Washington from a ten-day stay at Warm Springs, Ga. Jackson and Cohen frequently have been consulted by the presl- deni, in tha past on methods of strengthening the anti-trust laws. They said they had been requested to meet the train at Atlanta. President Roosevelt headed back to Washington to go to grips again for hb reorganization and other programs after a ten-day rest at his Warm Springs, Ga., mountain cottage. Although Annual Fat Stock show will be held here April 11. BROWNWOOD. Thirtieth an- nual session of the Mid-Texas Edu- cational association will be held in Brownwood Friday and Saturday. Texas Ice Cream Manufacturers assoclatlqn will hold Its annual frolic In Lake Brownwood State park May 11 and 12. Special election to determine whether Brownwood wants parking meters will be held June 28. WICHITA FALLS.-Annual West Texas chamber of commerce conven- tion will be held April 25, 26 and 27. administration leaders in Washington proposed a compro- mise on the president's embattled government reorganization bill, Mr. Roosevelt himself gave no in- dication to reporters before he left Warm Springs that he was compro- mising on that measure. Charter Local Firm AUSTIN. April The Terrace, Abilene; mercCTan- dise; capital stock tors: J. s. Ednumdwm, Marie Ed- mundson, J. B. Baker, Says Vatican Radio Talk Unauthorized VATICAN CITY, April A Vatican news service statement, latest of a series of events in the Catholic church's relations with Germany, said today last night's Vatican radio broat' 'ast on the Aus- trian situation was made ihe knowledge of the (pipal) sec re !ary of state." The German language broadcast, which referred to pastors who "shortly-sightedly joined the victor- ious cf the day" and who "no long- er recognize me wolf in sheep's was "of private charact- the news service said. HOLLIS 0. SCUDDER Pioneer B'Spring Woman Succumbs BIG April Mrs. Maria Hayden, 90, pioneer rerident nf this city, died at her home today from effects of in- juries sustained in a fall three months ago. Surviving arc four sons, W. G. Hayden, A. C. Hayden and H. R. Hayden, all of Big Spring, and J. T. Hayden of Huntingdon Park. Calif. Funeral services will be held here at 3 o'clock Sunday after- noon. Japs Claim Sino Troops Doomed SHANGHAI. April official Japanese statement SAld today 150.000 Chinese troops in southern Shantung province had been encircled and were "doomed to defeat In the near future." The statement termed optimistic Chinese reports "obvious fabrica- tions" and said air attacks on re- treating Chinese had been so effec- tive they were causing the Grand canal to "ran Meanwhile, the little city of Talerhchwang, on the Grand canal 15 miles north of the vital Lungha! railway, was the scene of one of the fiercest battles of the war. Chinese reported the Japanese launched two furious attacks on the city, aided by 40 tanks, but were driven back into small villages north of Talerhchwang, leaving dead. Seeks Lower Age Limit For Army LONDON, April 2 Leslie Horc-Belisha, Britain's tradition- breaking war minister, has handed his critics another jolt by publicly the age for army re- cruiting be lowered from 18 to 17 years. Abilene Peace Justice Dead Hollis 0. Scudder Loser In Long 'Battle For Death, following a lengthy ill- ness, came to Hollis O. Scudder Abilene-justice of peace, Saturday evening at. o'clock. Seriously ill for about two months and ab- sent from his offiec most of the time, Scudder seemed to show some improvement this week. Yes- terday he was striken again and speedily grew worse through the day. Born September 13, 1910, in Sey- mour, he moved to Abilene in 1925 with his parents from Houston His home was at 262f Hunt street. He attended Abilene high school and was graduated from McMurry college with the class of 1936. On October 22, 1937, he was selected to fill the unexplred term of the late James Gray Bledsoe as Justice of peace of precinct une, place two January 16 of this year he an- nounced as a candidate for the place. Due to his illness he was unable to be in his office but one or two days in the past two months. COLLEGE CAREER Majoring In law and business ad- ministration at thp college, he spe- cialized in a pre-Iaw course. He was prominent In college activities engaging especially in debating and creative writing for the col- lege publications. For a time in 1831 he had a regularly scheduled radio program on KRBC as a vo caltst. He was a member of the centra Presbyterian church and a leade in church work and young people' work. Funeral rites will be loday a -p. m. at the Central Presby terian church. Dr. E. B. Surface pastor, will officiate, assisted b the Rev. Howard Hollowell, assist ant pastor of St. Paul's Methodis church and former classmate ani Dr. W. M. Murrell, president of th board of trustees or McMurry. Survivors are his parents, Mr and Mrs. W.' I. Kcudder of Abilene one brother. K. Scudder of Sla ton and five sisters, Mrs. Webbe Williams of Slaton, Mrs. D. I Granbury of Victoria. Mrs. Lan ham Bucy of Longview, Mabel an See SCUDDER, Tg. 8, Col. 7 Abandoned Car :ound In Wilds Of West Texas Searchers Have No Cues To Fate Of Californians PECOS, Apiil earched fruitlessly today for come ue to the mysterious dLsappear- nce of a prominent Berkley, Calif., nother and her daughter, whose ar was found abandoned on the Id Spanish trail In the hills of fest Texas. A searching party of 25 men coured an area about 10 miles square near Balmorhea. 40 miles outhwest of here, but found no race. They ended the hunt tem- orarily tonight, but promised to enew It tomorrow. Justice of the Peace R. F. Ross t Balmorhea said he did not be- ieve the romen, Mrs. Weston G. 'rome and her daughter Nancy, Jniversity of California graduate, lad met with harm but was un- ble to explain their disappearance. In Berkley, Calif., however, the husband and father, assistant sales manager for the Atlas Powder ompany there, expressed fear they had been kidnaped and murdered and planned to leave by plane for El Paso to join the widening search. SOLDIERS SAW CAR The automobile (193G Packard) luggage and tools missing, was ound Thursday night by Deputy Sheriff Sam Davis of Balmorhea The motor was in perfect running order and five gallons of gasoline were in the tank. Justice Ross said that Wednesday afternoon two soldiers of a survey- ing party working Jo miles west o Balmorhea said the Frome ca came by and .that the women a friendly greeting. Thirty minutes later an inn; truck, retumini the soldiers to their near -BAt morhea'; passed the abandoned cir No'other cars, Ross uld he wi told, had passed from the vest ex cept a 1931 model truck with onl; the driver, a man. In it. The Frome car, Ron said, bore scratches and other evidence i had been driven through brush No tracks were found near' the road, however. ON WRONG ROAD Sheriff Louis Robersoh said the women left El Paso Wednesday a noon and were supposed'.to havi gone to Dallas on their way to See WOMEN LOST, Pf. I, Col. Suspects Held In Juarez Bombing JUAREZ, Mexico April state ati thorities, probing yesterday's bomb assassination of Mayor Jose Bor unda of Juarez, tonight held in custody a man described as a clos friend of Former Governor Rod rig M. Quevelo, political antagonls of present Gov. G. U Talamtntes. In t. long distance telephon conversation with the n Past Herald-Post, Ignacia J. Lomelo Chichuahua attorney general, sat he was holding in custody Efre Escabor, who was characterized a a friend of Quevedo. The attorney general said invest! gators had arrested Nicolas Chave! 60, as the man who took a packag addressed to the mayor to the ml way express offke In Chlchuahu City Thursday. He quoted Chavez as lestifyln he mailed the package, supposed] containing a bomb, at the Tequei of his friend Escobar. Chavez, how ever, said he did not know the eon tents of the package. Soviets Protest Jap Spy Efforts MOSCOW April Soviet Russian government toda protested to Japan that the Japan ese charge d'affaires at Kabu Afghanistan, attempted to enlt the new Soviet minister to Afganls tan as a Japanese spy. PTA FUNDS EXHAUSTED- 350 Youngsters, Stepchildren Of Goodwill, Face Rest Of School Term Without Health-Giving Milk More than 350 children-all of them suffering went without milk yesterday. Thtse school children have been showing marked improvement In physical health and menial ability, they have been feeling better, study- ing better and1 having more fun at play, because they were receiving milk each rlay from monc" donated to the P.-T. A. Milk Fund. But, with the end of March the fund was emptied. All of the money on hand hid to be paid nut (o meet Ihe March milk bills. The fund, has been furnishing milk for more than four months. It is dependent entirely upon public, free-will subscriptions. It was In- augurated to mtct a specific need lhat was not being met. !t has filled thst need In increasingly com- plete fashion until now. The public has given liberally until recently. Since {here is no money fefl anil there isno svp- portlnf the work there was nothing left (o do but slop the distribution nf milk when the time came that sufficient funds not In sishl. Two more months of ihe tntkm remain. To for- ntsh milk to all thilirrn need- inj II, approximately JIpM will be needed. This work of helping nndtr- ncmrishrd children Is unique In lhat there absolutely no over- head expense and every cent given goes for one purpose and tlu( boy milk. Mrs. Edith C. Smith, studen counsellor at Abilene high schoo has acted as secretary-treasure All donattons should be adlressed her. She U presently to make her r< Set MILK FUND, ff. CoL I FLEETING SPANIARDS SEEK HAVEN This picture, sent by radio from London, group of Spanish government soldiers and civilians at Bagneresde Luchon, France, where they fled to safety before Gen. Francisco Trance's' insurgent troops. Many loyalists, convinced their cause is have rushed across-the border' seeking safety. ADANCE IfHIN 21 Rebels Claim tr, In Capture Of Strategic Gandeso J By The Associated Press' HENDAYE, France (At the Spanish April ol trateglo Gandesa, by the Spanish insurgents today, capped the cohoen- drive in eastern Spain which had added an estimated miles to their conquests in a week. The fall of Ganedsa placed the'. insurgento within' 21 miles of Mediterranean, their objective in the offensive to split in two tory controlled by the government. The official insurgent announce- ment said prisoners were taken' and other government troops were' surrendering. The advance was described by, some military observers' as one of the most important of the civil war, now in its 21st month. With the sweep eastward ing momentum, French officials in Paris made preparations for quick evacuation of French citizens from rcelona. Spanish government provisional capital. Small border towns in the vicin- ity of Bagneres de Luchon still were jammed with refugees fleeing the insurgent drive. They were certain of refuge until GEKBERE, France, Aiml Z. Spanish bomb- ing planes rained explosives on Ihe railway line between Ihe French frontier and Fort Bou, Spcln, tonight JTBt a few hour] before four .tralnloads of re- fugee Spanish government mil- itiamen arrived at Ihe border en route to SfuUn. More than of the Span- ish government's fifhlhif men who fled acrm Ihe' Pyrenees into France rather than sar- render (o izuorgenta tame to Cerbtre from Barnera At Luchon after a were! rote. Port Bou is across (he border from Ccrbert, Mediter- ranean perl at the eastern end of the French Spanish fron- tier. Monday at least when the perplex- ing question of whether to send them back to government-held areas In Spain was to be put to the French cabinet. A number of Spanish militiamen among them, anticipating they would be sent back to Spain, voted to return to government territory fn their homeland and entrained for a main line railroad connection with Spain. Area FFA Boys Win Honors In Judging STEPHENVILLE, April Approximately 700 boys. from 58 schools In 18 central Texas counties participated today In the annual area four Future Farmers of Amer- ica Judplnj contest here. Thrcckmorton won first place in the fr.rm shop division with Roby second and Graham third. Hichland Springs was firs! In poultry; Sylvester, second; Merkel third. Hico won the production judging; Buffalo, second; Sylvester, third. Breckenridge was first in csg judging; Merkel, second; Ircdcll, third. Name Trustees School tnuiees were named la Taylor county districts yesterday by a small number of pollers. James E. Freeman was reelected county trustee at large, early unoffi- cial returns indicated. Preliminary reports were insufficient to deter- mine county trustees elected froni precincts 1 and 2. In'precinct 1, votes were beinc polled for both C. C. Briggs, Incum- bent, and A; W. McKee'for county! trustee'. Precinct: 2 vote for county trustee was led by the R. L. McLean and J. C. Grain. DISTRICT REPORTS The report by districts: old whose terms were A; Ledbetter, I. B. Rankih, G. R..CoirJ icy reelected.' VALLEY Foster.WM a new member. D. Shaffer was named new member. TRENT Three Roberts, J. W. Winn, and A. W. reelected. Freeman received 34 for trustee-at- large; For precinct 2 trustee. Lean received 15 votes and J. C. Grain HopUnm and Hensler Trantham were TRUSTEES, PI. 8, CoL 7 The Weather ABII.KNF. AND frtth rising teinpfrmturt. WKST TFAA5: Partly rtondy, ,M pttdaj- partly cJoadf. EAST TEXAS: Tartly Stfldmy: Monday (toadf, In rxlrtnw portion. I.fght to hi pornon. l.licht moder- ate, mwUj northerly to rn'crly iriitds the rpast. OK1.AHOMA: Rila Snnday and Mondar, Kitrottr NT.1Y MKMCO: Fair SnniTny and day; nnrmtr portion Sarrditj'. cf tfmperalnre yeil 33 3S 3T SS si S3 AnJ m. jMtrrday, 1 SI M 45 MtfnltM fit tt-mp-Mlo.vn U t and Mmtt yejtrrday,   

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