Abilene Reporter News, April 3, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 03, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®fje Abilene Sporter -lottos"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS JT GOES "-Byron VOL. LVII, NO. 316.    ABILENE,    TEXAS.    SUNDAY    MORNING,    APRIL    3,    1938    THIRTY-FOUR    PAGES    IN    THREE    SECTIONS. rutted mil (UPI PRICE 5 CENTS SOME TARGETS OF CLEAN-UP WEEK FOUL PLAY FEARED- PW xxwxm - «w* 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 —(TP)—Administration lieutenants, reputedly with President Roosevelts consent, proposed a compromise on the government reorganization bill today in an effort to save that bitterly-fought measure from threatened house defeat. - The compromise would give congress the right to veto presidential reorganization orders by a simple majority ballot. Af the bill now stands, a two-thirds vote of both houses ,-- Many Abitenlens s nugly say they have the cleanest city in West Texas. A R»porter-News staff photographer last week took a camera and went on a tour—there was scarcely a street without Its eyesore, and in many instances there were mistreated vacant lots. Lots on which someone, without care or thought, dumped trash and threw brush and shrub trim mings. Ab3V* 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 From Pulpits Today To Begin Concerted Clean-Up Drive In Abilene Clean-up! Paint-up! Plant up! Pix-up! Light-up! repair It s in the air. Abilene has joined the nation-wide campaign of Clean-up Week If the program goes over as the plans have been mapped the family whose yard is not clean will sink several notches in the estimation of the neighbors. Tile person who has made no effort to improve the appearances of a house that has been gradually deteriorating because of that depression spirit of do nothing will lose some of his “good citizen score. The filling station operator who |--—-——    <    < has not cleaned up his place of busi- _    c ness will find himself In an unpopu- extra jCrVICCS—* lar minority WOE TO WRECKING TAROS The wrecking yards that have not straightened up and disposed of the unnecessary junk, making *ome effort to bring order out of unsightly chaos, will be regarded in no better repute than they have in the past. The resident caught piling hedge trimmings or trash on another man's vacant lot—wren. he's in about the same class as a thief. The man or woman, boy or girl Abilenians who want to have their property cleaned up but know not where to turn have a real aid available to them in Texas State Employment service located here. The telephone number is 3269. On the rolls o! the service are many men who want—and need—work of the type to be done here this week. The employment service makes no charge for placing wot hers, either to the worker or employe. Another source is your lumber dealer and builders' supply house. Each concern has listed men qualified to do your painting, building and repair work and can put you in contact with them. who throws paper into the streets just isn’t the right kind of person. Thats the type of clean-up sentiment which the Clean-up committee is attempting to build— 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. GAF DIN CLI B COOPERATING Tuesday, Mrs. R. H. Thomason, See CLEAN-UP, Pg. 8. Col. 5 CITY SANITARY DEPARTMENT, FIREMEN TO LEND HAND IN CLEAN-UP WEEK ACTIVITIES Abilenians who join in the clean-J up campaign will haveadded assistance from the city sanitary department. Not only will the city continue I hauling away trash, but grass, w eeds and trimmings from shrubs and hedges will be hauled away, i Starting Thursday morning, the trucks will begin this added service in the alleys between Chestnut and Sayles boulevard, working from First j to Fourteenth. Superintendent Joe Shelton has asked residents in that section to get their work done, and the trash cached near the back of their lots, where the sanitary* men may pick it up with the least possible loss of time. Other schedules will be announced later in the week, said Shelton. The extra hauling service will be available through the entire month. In the meantime, persons are requested not to telephone for special service ; from the city sanitary department. We will be getting to each area as fast as we can. and no one is going to be overlooked," he said. 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-i erty owners last year. would be necessary. That concession and another which would keep the education bureau In the interior department, followed a victory for opponents of the bUl, who had succeeded in stalling off any attempt to end debate. Terms of the compromise were announced by Rep. Warren (D-NC), a member of the special reorganization 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 education bureau in the interior department. thereby assuring that it would not be transferred to a proposed new department of welfare, was an outgrowth of protests that the*bill would let the government control the education of the nation’s youth. The two features of the compromise must be passed upon as amendments to the bill after the house ends debate. That will not be until some time next week, leaders said. Two May Swell List In Governor's Race AUSTIN. April 2—(A*)—Reports persisted today that two more candidates would enter the race for governor and thereby make the entry list for that office one of the longest in Texas' history. Harry Hines, member of the state highway commission, admitted in Dallas his political hat was “getting loose" on his head, while from Wichita Falls came the report Tom L. Hunter, oil operator, might decide 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. Soys Vatican Radio Talk Unauthorized VATICAN CITY, April 2—(ZP)— 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 broad ast on the Austrian situation was made "without the knowledge of the (papal) secretary of state." The German language broadcast, which referred to pastors who “shortly-sightedly joined the victorious of the day” and who “no longer recognize the wolf in sheep's clothing," was “of private character." the news service said. HOLLIS 0. SCUDDER ROOSEVELT MAPS EVENTS TO COME MONOPOLY ATTACK IN WEST TEXAS Charge Against Roe In Runnels Dropped BALLINGER, Apri' ^1.— <Spl>— County Attorney Roy Hill today dropped charges against J. R Rae, Coleman, in connection with the abduction and robbery of S. B. Bardwell 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 —(,-P)— A masked robber today took 875 and a Ratch in a filling station robbery, md while officers investigated it, he Looted another a few mocks away Df 821. He first held up J. H. Bratton of Abilene, tile contractor, and his two sons, J. H. Bratton, Jr.- 21, md Thomas Bratton, 18, as they workea at one station, and shoaly after Oris Robertson, attendant, Irak his victim at another. By D. HAROLD OLIVER ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN. EN ROUTE TO WASHINGTON, April 2.—(ZP)—President Roosevelt tonight conferred with two* administration aides in preparation for his long-planned anti - monopoly , message to congress. Robert H. Jackson, former assistant attorney general in charge of anti-trust cases and recently I promoted to the solicitor generalship. and Benjamin Cohen, a public works attorney and Near Deal bill framer, boarded the presidential special at Atlanta as the president traveled back to Washington from a ten-day stay at Warm Springs, Ga. Jackson and Cohen frequently have been consulted by the president in the 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 his reorganization and other programs after a ten-day rest at his Warm Springs, Ga., mountain cottage. Although administration leaders in Washington proposed a compromise on the president's embattled government reorganization bill, Mr. Roosevelt himself gave no indication to reporters before he left Warm Springs that he was compromising on that measure. Charter Local Firm AUSTIN, April 2—(pi—Chartered: The Terrace, Abilene; merchandise; capital stock 84.000; incorporators: J. S. Edmundson, Marie Edmundson, J. B. Baker. SWEETWATER. — District interscholastic league meet will be held here Friday and Saturday. Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox will play an exhibition {baseball game here Thursday night i and another in Abilene Friday night. COLORADO.—Annual Fat Stock show will be held here April ll. BROWNWOOD. — Thirtieth annual session of the Mid-Texas Educational association will be held in Brownwood Friday and Saturday. Texas Ice Cream Manufacturers association will hold its annual frolic in Lake Brownwood State park May ll and 12. Special election to determine whether Brownwood wants parking meters will be held June 28. WICHITA FALLS —Annual West Texas chamber of commerce convention will be held April 25, 26 and 27. Japs Claim 100,000 Sino Troops Doomed SHANGHAI, April 3— (Sunday).— • ZP)—An official Japanese statement said today 150,000 Chinese troops in southern Shantung province had been encircled and were "doomed to defeat in the near nature." Tile statement termed optimistic Chinese reports “obvious fabrications’* and said air attacks on retreating Chinese had been so effective they were causing the Grand canal to “run red." Meanwhile, the little city of Taierhchwang. on the Grand canal 15 miles north of the vital Lunghai railway, was the scene of one of the fiercest battles of the war. Chinese reported the Japanese I launched two furious attacks on the city, aided by 40 tanks, but were driven back into small villages north of Taierhchwang, leaving 1,000 dead. Pioneer B'Spring Woman Succumbs BIG SPRING, April 2uP — Mrs. Maria Hayden, 90, pioneer resident of this city, died at her home today from effects aI injuries sustained in a fall three months ago. Surviving are four sons, W. G. Hayden, A C. Hayden and H R Hayden, all of Big Spring, and J. T. Havden of Huntington Park, Calif. Funeral services will be held here at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Seeks Lower Age Limit For Army LONDON. April 2 — (ZP) — Leslie Hore-Belisha, Britain’s tradition-breaking war minister, has handed his critics another jolt by publicly advocating the age for army recruiting be lowered from 18 to 17 years. Abilene Peace Justice Dead Hollis O. Scudder Loser In Long Battle For Life Death, following a lengthy illness, came to Hollis O. Scudder, Abilene justice of peace, Saturday evening at 6:53 o'clock. Seriously ill for about two months and absent from his offiec most of the time, Scudder seemed to show some improvement this week. Yesterday he was striken again and speedily grew worse through the day. Born September 19, 1910, in Seymour, 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 unexpired term of the late James Gray Bledsoe as justice of peace of precinct one. place two. January 16 of this year he announced 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 taro months. COLLEGE CAREER Majoring in law and business administration at the college, he specialized in a pre-law course. He was prominent in college activities, engaging especially in debating and creative writing for the college publications. For a time in 1937 he had a regularly scheduled' radio program on KRBC as a vocalist. He was a member of the Central Presbyterian church and a leader in church work and young people’s work. Funeral rites will be today at 3:30 p. rn. at the Central Presbyterian church. Dr. E. B. Surface, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Howard Hollowell, assist-, ant pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist | church and former classmate and ! Dr. W. M. Murrell, president of the board of trustees or McMurry. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Scudder of Abilene; one brother, K. L. Scudder of Sla-; ton and five sisters, Mrs. Webben Williams of Slaton, Mrs. D. L. I Granbury of Victoria, Mrs. Lanham Bucy of Longview, Mabel and See SCUDDER, Pg. 8, Col. 7 Abandoned Car Found In Wilds Of West Texas Searchers Have No Clues To Fate Of Californians PECOS, April 2—(ZP)—Of fleers searched fruitlessly today for some clue to the mysterious disappearance of a prominent Berkley, Calif., mother and her daughter, whose car was found abandoned on the old Spanish trail in the hills of I West Texas. A searching party of 25 men scoured an area about IO miles : square near Balmorhea. 40 miles southwest of here, but found no trace. They ended the hunt temporarily tonight, but promised to renew it tomorrow. Justice of the Peace R. F. Ross at Balmorhea said he did not believe the women, Mrs. Weston G. Frome and her daughter Nancy,. University of California graduate, had met with harm but was unable to explain their disappearance. In Berkley, Calif., however, the husband and father, assistant sales manager for the Atlas Powder company 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 (1938 Packard), luggage and tools missing, was found 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 surveying party working 20 miles west of Balmorhea said the Frome car came by and that the women waved a friendly greeting. Thirty minutes later an army truck, returning the soldiers to their maneuvers base near Balmorhea, passed the abandoned car. No other cars, Ross said he was told, had passed from the west except a 1931 model truck with only the driver, a man, in it. The Frome car, Ross said, bore scratches and other evidence it had been driven through brush. No tracks were found near the road, however. ON WRONG ROAD Sheriff louis Roberson said the women left El Paso. Wednesday at noon and were supposed to have gone to Dallas on their w*ay to See WOMEN LOST, Pf. 8, Col. 8 FLEEING SPANIARDS SEEK HAVEN This picture, sent by radio from London, shows a group of Spanish government soldiers and civilians at Bagneres de Luchon, France, where they fled to safety before Gen. Francisco Franco's insurgent troops. Many loyalists, convinced their cause is lost, have rushed across the border seeking safety. Suspects Held In Juarez Bombing JUAREZ. Chlchuahua, Mexico, April 2—(ZP)—Chlchuahua state au-j thorities, probing yesterday's bomb-assassination of Mayor Jose Boronda of Juarez, tonight held in j custody a man described as a close | friend of Former Governor Rodrigo M. Quevelo, political antagonist of present Gov. G. L. Talamantes. In a long distance telephone conversation with the El Paso Herald-Post, Tgnacia J. Lomelo, Chlchuahua attorney general, said he was holding in custody Efren Escabor, who was characterized as a friend of Quevedo. The attorney general said investigators had arrested Nicolas Chavez, 60. as the man who took a package addressed to the mayor to the railway express office in Chichuahua City Thursday. He quoted Chavez as testifying he mailed the package, supposedly containing a bomb, at the request of his friend Escobar. Chavez, however, said he did not know the contents of the package. Soviets Protest Jap Spy Efforts MOSCOW . April 2—wP)—TTie Soviet Russian government today protested to Japan that the Japanese charge d affaires at„ Kabul, Afghanistan, attempted to enlist the new Soviet minister to Afgams-tan as u Japanese spy. FTA FUNDS EXHAUSTED 350 Youngsters, Stepchild ren Of Goodwill, Face Rest OI School Term Without Health-Giving Milk More than 350 children—all of them suffering undernourishment— went without milk yesterday. These school children have been showing marked improvement in physical health and mental ability, they have been feeling better, studying better and having more fun at play, because they were receiving milk each day from rnone; donated to the P.-T. A. Milk Fund. But, with the end of March the fund was emptied. All of the money on hand had to be paid oui to meet the March milk bills. The fund ha* been furnishing milk for more than four months. It is dependent entirely upon public, free-will subscriptions. It was inaugurated to meet a specific need that was not being met. It has filled that need in increasingly complete fashion until now. The public has given liberally until recently. Since there is no money left and there is no organisation supporting the work there was nothing left to do but stop the distribution of milk when the time came that sufficient funds were not in sight. Two more months of the school session remain. To fur nish milk to all children needing it, approximately $1,500 will be needed. This work of helping undernourished children is unique in that there is alsoltttely no overhead expense and every cent given goes few one purpose and that only—to buy milk. Mrs. Edith C. Smith, student counsellor at Abilene high school, has acted as secretary-treasurer. All donations should be addressed to her. She is presently tc make her resee MILK FUND, Pg. 8, Col. 8 INSURGENTS ADVANCE WITHIN 21 MILES OF MEDITERRANEAN Rebels Clo im 2,000 Loyalist* Taken In Capture Of Strategic Gandesa By The Associated Press HEN DAYE, France (At the Spanish Frontier), April 2—Seizure of strategic Gandesa by the Spanish insurgents today capped the concen-;rated drive In eastern Spain which had added an estimated 2,600 square miles to their conquests in a week. The fall of Ganedsa placed the insurgents within 21 miles of th* Mediterranean, their objective in the offensive to .split in two t\e territory controlled by the government. ,-—• The official insurgent announce- I ment said 2.000 prisoners were taken CII |N * X * surrendering0"™111*"* "" jCllOOI UlSlNClS The advance was described by some military observers as one of Ll    T t the most important of the civil R|2fY\£} I TI IClDOC war, now in its 21st month.    I iQlliw I I UjlVvJ With the sweep eastward gain- ■ ing momentum, French officials in School trustees were named in Paris made preparations for quick Taylor county districts yesterday by evacuation of French citizens from a smaIi number of pollers. Barcelona Spanish government JamM E    was reflected provisional capital.    county ti ostee at large, early unoffi- Bmall border towns in the vicin-    cjai returns indicated. Preliminary ity of Bagneres de Luchon still were reports were insufficient to deter-Jammed with refugees fleeing the mine county trustees elected from insurgent drive.    precincts I and 2. They were certain of refuge until In precinct I, votes were being GERBERE, France. April t. [*>Ufd i0T. «'J5?g5l .. „ s ,bent, and A. W. McKee for county (AI i pan Uh tnsu.^pnt bom - trustef precinct 2 vote .for county ing planes rained explodes on    was Ied by the lncumbent, the railway Us* between the Ft° L. McLean and J. C. Crain. French frontier and Port Boti,    _    _______ Spain, tonight just a few hours    DISTRICT REPORTS before four trainloads of    re-    The report by districts; fugee Spanish government    mil-    BRADSHAW—All old members itiamen arrived at the border    whose terms were expiring—F. A. en route to Spain.    Ledbetter, I. B. Rankin, G. R Cow- More than 4,900 of the Span-    ley and Jesse Horn—were reelected, ish government’s fighting men    VALLEY CREEK—Doc Foster was who fled across the Pyrenees    elected as a new member, into France rather than    lur-    8HEP—I. D. Shaffer was named render to insurgents came to    new member. Cerbere from Bagneres    de    TRENT - Three trustees-J. P. Luchon after a secret vote    Roberts. J. W. Winn and A. W. Port    Bou is just across the    woods — were reelected. Freeman border    from Cerbere. Med.ter-    34 vc.tes for trustee-at- ranean    port at the eastern end    large    For precinct 2 trustee, Mc- of the    French - Spanish Don-    Lean    reived * 15 votes and J. C. tk>r    Crain 22. Monday at least when the perplex- I BUTTERFIELD Wordie Hopkins ing question of whether to send and Hensler Tran than1 were elect-them back    to government-held areas    _    TOI,£TPrtf    7 in    Spain    was to be put to the    TRUSTEES,    Pg.    I,    CW.    T French cabinet.    ■" A number of Spanish militiamen J    Til/*    VA/aathar among them, anticipating the>    11 IC    VY vJCl 11 Iv# I would be sent back to Spain, voted I to    return    to government territory    , in    their homeland and “entrained    abilene and \iciniti Munday    fair for a main line railroad connection    with r uin* temperature. B'ith    °    WI ST TEXAS; Partly cloudy, Harmer un op ii.    1 in j j Monday partly cloudy. _         1    EAST TEXAS: Partly cloudy; warmer A ran CCA Rn VC    Sondaj ; Monday parti, cloudy, warmer CW I CU I I rt UUJfJ VV iii    ln H|rraK portion. light to moderate U    I    In eatrenie rant portion. Eight to rn ode r- nonors IU JUGgilig    ate, mostly northerly to easterly wlnda on the roast. STEPHENVILLE, April 2.—(AV-    ***"    M    T* Approximately 700 boys from 58    MEXICO! Pair sunday and M.m- ,schools la 28 central Texas counties I day; warmer east portion Sunda.. participated todav in the annual ,    *«**»    Of tempera ore yesterday:    ^ area four Future Farmers of Amer-    2    .......    .    .    as lea judging contest here.    I 37 .*.*.7........ a ............ 54 Throckmorton won first place    in    sa ............ *    ............ the farm shop division with Roby! jj* "    aa second and Graham third.    I’.'... ...... ^      01 Richland Springs was    first    in    57 ............ *      J® poultry; Sylvester, second;    Merkel.    40 ............ 9    ............ third.    „ *:.V*.1.1 Hico won the production judging;    Noon    4# .uiduuta*    ....    40 Buffalo, second; Sylvester third.    lushest    and lowest t.-mp.r    ta.'-a    to    • w, *    ,    ’    nm \<wtf rtlav 5ii end J * I    uai*    rn Breckenridge was. first In judging; Merkel, second, Iredell,    >„n« t    yesterday, •«*•*    today, third.    1 *:25j. sonnet today, 7 :C0. ;