Abilene Reporter News, April 5, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 05, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FOES, WE SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY, AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. .TUESDAY PAGES PR ICE 5 CENTS TWO MEN, TWO WOMEN SOUGHT- Hunt Pressed For Torture Slayers Of Californicms Recession HOUSE APPROVES RFC LOANS TO BUSINESS WASHINGTON, April The Roosevelt administration vir- tually received a "blank check" en- abling it to lend to combat tlie new depression when the house passed today, 339 to 6, a bill increasing the loan powers of the' Reconstruction Finance Cor- poration. The bill did not go to the White House Immediately, because the senate had yet to act on a'house amendment, but It was considered certain it would be soon. Although It grants wide powers to the RFC to help business, the administration has not announced specific program to apply the powers. A committee of officials headed by Secretary of the Treas- ury Morgenthau has been working on a lending program. One major section of the bill per- mits the RFC to make long-term loans to business. The agency Is nor restricted to loans maturing in IMS. The long term credits may be of a character that banks won't touch. In the words of Jesse H. Jones, the government "can afford to take a chancs that banks can- not." Another important feature of the bill Is that It revives the power of TORTURE SLAYING SCENE; MEN WHO FOUND BODIES the RFC to mate loans to itaUs and municipalities which demon- strate ability to pay for work-jiv- ing projects. The house bill omitted senite clause which reiterated a section of the existing law requiring. Inter- state commerce commission ap- proval before the RFC could lend to railroads, The plight of business was con- sidered today by the senate un- employment committee, which heard Senator Maloney (D-Conn) appeal for a resumption of ment spending to aver( "i very bad situation." CATALONIA Rebels Sever Gov't Realm Franco Gains On All Fronts WAHOO'S GONE Insurgents Set To Close Trap On Barcelona Area HENDYE, France, (at the Span- ish frontier) April insurgent offices tonight announced Generalissimo Francisco Franco's forces had cut Catalonia off from the rest'of government Spain in eluding Valencia and Madrid. Officers Irun sa.14 insurgent advance columns were at the gates of 130 miles stoutheast of Barcelona, and had set up machine guns and field artillery command- ing the last highway to link.the two sections of government terri- tory. TRAFFIC CUt Off The insurgent guns, frownlni down on the seaboard severet all traffic between .Irie.'berth and south. In sight of the Mediterranean on the south and touching the French border on the. north, Insurgen armies began dosing Ihe Jams of a giant trap about Catalonia, seat o the Spanish government. While the center columns swep past conquered Lerida for a attack on the strongest, Catalan defenses, other corps on a- widely-extended flank pursued flee- ing government troops toward the sea and toward the Pyrenees. General Jose Moscardo's troops in the north took village after village. But It was General Juan Yague's hard-flgliting columns in the center 'of the long line that were trying to deal a death blow to government militiamen entrenched behind strong fortifications on a 22-mile line east of Lerida from Balageur to Borjas Blancas. GOVT SUCCESSES Northeast of Madrid on the Gua dalajara front the government re ported new successes in a 'counter- offensive designed to relieve Cata- lonia by forcing Generalissimo Kancisco Franco to divert some of his troops to central Spam. (Dispatches from Madrid placed the toll of Sunday's artillery bom7 bardment of the former capital ai dead and 200 Injured- It was said to have been the worst shelling Madrid had suffered since the war started.) More than militiamen and civilians, who had fled from Cata- olnla to France since Friday, where repatriated to Spain. All excep 253 were sent back to Catalonia The 258 were sent to Insurgent Spain by way of Hendaye at their own request. Permit Issued For Children's Home Boosts Building Total To Abilenc's largest construction per mil in nearly a decade was issuec yesterday. It was that for construction of th Hendrlck Home for Children, to be built a cost of The per mlt was granted C. S. Dates sons as contractors. The structure will be of brick will tar and gravel roof. Dimension are 15 by 325 feel. Issuance of the permit, couplet with record building for March boosted construction to sine January 1.' Permission to build an J11.50 brick structure, given H. O. and a home, given S A. Sharp, likewise was granted ves tcrday by the city. Earlier thl month, permits totalling ha been Issued. Orator Neff Says He Learned Calling Hog WACO, April W) Cillln hogs as he roamed woods near here was the only public speaking train Ing he had. Pal M. Neff, president o Baylor Jlnlvtrsity former gov ernor of Texas, told faculty Presenting who said, goodbye to Texas and the Stamford hospital after a year as; the darling of the entire hospital. whose name is .really-iPolly Evans', was de- Siamfordysani- tarium last'year as an Incubator baby by her Cherokee Indian mother and Syrian father.-.Her parents came after her last fall, intending to take her with them, but "Wahoo" was III and they left without her. .Last week, they came when thes' left the youngster whom nurses dubbed "Wahoo" left with them. :our Killed In ilevator Blast British Election Proposal Loses Labor Cries For National Vote On Foreign Policy LONDON, April gov- ernment in an angry 'debate in the house of commons rejected tonight the labor party's call to submit Brit- ish foreign policy to the electorate. Prime Minister Neville Chamber- lain, charging labor's foreign policy was "both futile and "dangerous" and would lead "IneviUbly declared: "This is no time to disturb' ,the country by a general election when It is in the throes of Its armaments v The foreign 'affairs debate was provided by of which kboK demanded 'election on thtiiwue of 'the goT tnent's foreign poicy> The house rejected the motion by- a vote of" 359 to 152. CLAIMS' POLICY itipuux. Referring deprisively to the labor motion, Chamberlain declared the opposition members "may be thank- ful they are going to get off with a sound beating tonight and will not yet have to suffer an even more resounding defeat in the country." .The prime minister said the gov- ernment's foreign policy had won "approval not only of .the country but also of practically the whole world, with the possible exception of Russia." Laborite Arthur Greenwood, who Officers Lack Real Clues In Wide Manhunt One Suspect Held; Bodies Of Frame .Women Evidence Horrible Treatment XL PASO, April time and aided only by the most fragile clues, southwestern authorities pressed a search tonight for two men and two women in a "mystery coupe'' us the possible eluiive slayen of Mrs. Weston 0. 46, and her 23-year-old daughter, Nancy. The bodies of the prominent Berkeley, Calif., matron and her pretty daughter, bearing evidences of "horrible were, brought here from Van Horn, Texas, where they were found robbed and semi-nude last night among the mesquite and of West Texas "I City Elections 0n Slate Today Quiet Balloting Generally Due In Off-Year Races "Off-year1 city elections will be held today in numerom West Texas NEW ORLEANS, April deaths caused by a. terrific ex- losion that roared through the uge nine-story public grain ele- ator here late -today mounted "to our tonight. A score were injured. The dead: Joseph Helwick, 62, grain inspec- or for New Orleans Board of rade. George Herri e, 60. Andrew Reich, 45, conveyor belt >peralor. Arthur E. DeFraites, 48, grain in- pector for the federal government. All four died from third degree iody bums. Reich and DeFraites Ived less than five hours after the blast. Herrle died hortly before 10 p. m. BODIES BADLY SEARED Hospital attendants said the bod- es of all four men were horribly seared by a fierce burst of flame hat Imediately followed the. ex- )loslon. The blast, which occurred shortly xfore 3 o'clock, ripped the clothes from some of 'the men, tore sheet metal to shreds, blew out windows, rocked nearby homes, and sent more than a hundred workmen screaming to the high windows for air. V. W. Catiall. assistant superin- tendent, said the explosion "un- doubtedly was caused by spontane- ous combustion of grain dust." opened the debate, charged: "Liberty in Europe is being mur- dered. The prime minister quit suitably is the undertaker, to bury the corpse. Sacrifice of liberty is not the way to peace." Acreage Quotas Go To College Station Setting of cotton 'acreage quotas was completed Monday by County Agent Knox Parr, his staff, arid members of the county soli conserva- tion committee. They were mailed last night to College Station, where final approval s expected within a few days. Wed- nesday morning Parr and J. P. Keith and B. H. Prltchard, members of the county committee, will go to College Station to" expedite work on the sheets there. Worksheets were sent to College Station on farms in Taylor county. On .all escept 92 of these, a cotton quota was allowed, forty- two farms were allotted the mini- mum of five acres, and 115 were given less than IS acres. Roads Body To Meet AUSTIN, April Texas good roads association today set Its annual meeting in Austin April 18 for election of officers and directors. Cactus Jack Garner May Turn Ranchman WASHINGTON. April Vice President Gamer may buy a Texas ranch soon. Gsrner told reporters some of his friends in were carrying on negotiations for the purchase. The vice president said the ranch was situs led in Webb county, Texas, but that he did not know yet how much acreage might be Involved. Reports of the negotiations arouied speculation over Gamer's retirement memoeri tor terms varying from one to three years will be .elected -Towns'to hold elections'include: quiet'election of three aldermen Is scheduled. R. E. Buie'ls' running for place 1 C F Opshaw for place 2 and B. r, Daven- port for place' 3. Retiring ajdermen are C. E. Cooffibes, Roy Arledge and Clebume Huston: Hold-overs ire Bryant and Neal Adkins, along with Uayor R. C. Thomas. of Ben JJ.. Roberts and L. L. Armor will ap- pear' unopposed ,on the cliy election to pick two Both are asking reelection. candidates are on the city com- mission and the mayor's bliice in Lamesa. W. L. Marr, present mayor is seeking reelection and is opposed ;aiung by w. B. McWhorter and L. E Eager. 'City commission candidates are A. M. Bennett, E. C Adams, EIndsey, R. A. Pruitt S. C. Albertson, A. D. Heffeman, R E. Speck, John T. Sanders, M Hatch, Grade Scott and J. C. Hart, in the city election is lukewarm. Majority o: dty officials are to be elected Jo; two-year terms. aldermen wil be named ln-Merkel. Candidates all for reelection, are W. W. Haynes D. Grimes and O. R. Dye. a mayor, three city aldermen, a" city secretary 'and a. city marshal. Nini candidates have announced; three al derm'en-will be elected in Hamlin. VOTE ON' BEER TODAY CROSS beer am candidates will be -up- for- publi scrutiny in Callahan county toda> Beer will be voted on for the count as a whole and for' the Cross Plain justice precinct.' A mayor arid four aldermen t serve Cross Plains for two-yea terms will be elected. Candidates for city aldermen a B, A. Pierce, R. E. Wilson, H. C Freeman, T. E. Bay. C. W. Kempc C. R- Coot, J. A. Calon, and Mar tin Neeb. Candidates for mayor ar C. S. Martin anci T. D, Little. State Income Up AUSTIN, April tha desert. One inspect was held for ing as the manhunt spread over the southwest through Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. ABMY DESERTER He was Identified as an army de- serter from Port Sill, Okla., and was held for mill authorities and questioning by Texas officers at Alamogordo, N. M., where a New Mexico state policeman picked him up. State .Police Patrolman C. S. Mc- Casland said the suspect's automo- bile bore a dent and stains, possi- bly of blood, on the right front fen- der. The car bore Oklahoma license plates. McCasIand. said the suspect, ar- rested late last Thursday night, maintained he had driven to Ala- mogordo from Artesia, N. M., which is about 130 miles due north of Van Horn. Mrs. and Miss Frome were last seen alive late Wednesday. R. H. Colvin of the department ol Justice El Paso, said tonight-all tin: Korean's iinen had pulled Possemen are piciureo aoove. examining, the spot where soc- ially prominent Mrs. Weston G. Frome of'Berkley, Calif., and. her attractive daughter, Nancy, were found murdered. Sheriff Albert Anderson (left) county.and; Jim Milam, Van Horn truck driver, 'who found the mutilated bodies, are shown below. J Soviets Scorn Jap Protest Litvinoff Denies Russian Troops Assisting Sinos MOSCOW, April 4. Soviet Russia tonight rejected a Japanese molest thai accused the Soviets ot ndlng military aid to China In her ar with Japan. Foreign Commissar Maxim inoff denied the Soviet government ad sent any army detachments .or ficers to bolster China's iorces. "Any declaration contradicting ils fact and incapable of Yerifica- Litvinoff declared, "could ave been laid only by circles which. Iready are well known for their fabrication of all kinds false reports with' trie object 'of harpening relations between Japan nd the Soviet'unkm." the. case originally and the Soviet'unkm." '.The -Japanese, protest, cWIvered earlier, Ambassador FINANCIAL PLAN MAY SPELL DEFEAT OF BLUM'S CABINET Party Factions Debate Proposed Measures Akin To Totalitarianism PARIS, April overthrow of Premier Leon.Blum's people's 'front government rested tonight with party groups debating whether to support the' cabinet's request for extraordinary financial The sot. premier placed fate ot his government in the hands, of parliament by proposing a series of financial measures not dissimilar to programs of the totalitarian slates. events have proven" it casie of murder, we are re thing because It is outside our jurisdiction." The federal agent, however, indi- cated the willingness of his depart- ment to cooperate with state and county officers in solving the case He said the department's scientific laboratories and all Its facilities would be made available if wanted although the department's men were Ukeh out of the case. '.We'll still do anything we can to help run down these Colvin said.. BOPBERY BELIEVED MOTIVE Piecing together bits ol evidenc and reports from witnesses alon the Pecos-Dallas highway, Sherif Albert Sanderson of Van Horn to night asserted his :bellef two me) and two women had parts in th' slaylrigs, and asserted that robber; was the motive. Information gleaned by Texas Ranger Pete Crawford and Stat Game Warden Curtis an relayed to the sheriff, indicated th mystery, car which was seen fol See SLAY1NGS, PI, i 2 Credit Man's Cat Saved; Fire Dep't Pressing For Pay The Weather ABILENE A.ND V1C1MTV: poured into the sUtc general' fund between 'Jan. 1 an March. 31 exceeding by receipts for the same period last I at the end of his present term. year, the treatury reported today. To Massachusetts Buy Abilene, S'water Firms Sell Spring Wool Clips Announcement of the sale by on Abilene wool warehouse of its 1931 clip, and the movement of early- shorn spring wool nl Swcclwater yesterday Is good news for sheep- men of this section. Loaded here were 41.030 pounds of wool from the Canon grain and j wool company which went to An-' gell, Bittrisdon DuPont of Bos- ton, Mass. The wool Is being truck- to Houston tmrl will be shipped by boat from there. During remainder of the week another shipment of eouodi sui leave the same local warehouse for Boston. Yesterday In Sweelwuter, Olllc Cox, manager of the Central Wool for 18 cents, all lo the same buyer. All of this was 1938 wool. The Abilene shipment Is the which marked this town's entrance Into thai business since the early days. >Tom Canon declined to give the price, but Mid it was entirely satisfactory. They were cleaning out the old wool to make room for tlie new clip. C. T. Angell was here to receive the shipment, Abllene's newest warehouse, the Lone Star commission company, has several clips of wool and mohair on hand arid expects a big move- ment during the next two months Ftor ihe first time, growers of this section are being accommodated b> 'Next time somebody's pet cat ascends a telephone pole or the dizzy heights of a roof, the owner had best think twice bej 'fore he summons city firemen. Eddie Cockcrell, secretary of the Retail Merchants associa- tion, once recommended that, course. He knew better .yes- terday. It was last Friday when Mrs. Cjckcrcll's prize Persian cat set the stage for an April Fool prank which still has Eddie muttering. The animal mounted to the garage roof, dung there in.mewins fear. The .cat refus- ed .to come down and efforts to dislodge it were unavailing. "Call the fire suggested Eddie, who is a close. frlenrt of Fire Chief Bay Roc. Stt COCKF.REI.L, Pf. 2, Cot. 2 [The chamber, of deputies finance committee approved the program. Chief among his proposals.was a measure to permit the government o take about paper pro- It by revaluation o! the bunk of gold reserves. Other pro- posals would permit foreign ex- Jiange control, impose an "cxtra- irdlnary tax" on capital holdings, ,nd call a two-year moratorium on lubllc debt payments. The Ilrsi, parly group to act on he proposals was the radlcal-soc- alists who voted 28 to 22 to support he program. But the small ma- ority and the fact eight of those who voted for support were cabinet members showed that Blum faced serious difficulty in getting even ;hc chamber's approval, PREDICT SENATE DEFEAT Senators predicted tho cabinet would fall If the premier- Insisted upon bringing his program to a vote In tho upper house. Many deputies and senators said the government's program wa "simply a copy of the cconom> practiced in Italy and Germany.1 Blum in reply told the ch'ambe'r finance committee the nation's Finances were In such a state and Ihe costs of rearmament so heavy the nation must be disciplined to accept drastic measures. Veteran Killed In El Paso Affray EL PASO, April S.' T Stickhousc, about 10. Spaviish- Amerlcan war veteran of El Paso shol and fatally wounded in a downtown night. Mling place here to- police Captain W. C. Woolverton trrested W. A. Harrison, 50- Harrisou, a world war veteran told police SUckhousc had drawn a knife on him earlier today. Wit nesses said there apparently had been ill fooling between the twi Mexican Shot In Agrarian Unrest EL PASO. April S. Gomez. Juarez valley landowner was shot and wounded, not serious ly, late today in an affray with s group of Juarez agrarians who Juarez police said, tried to tak possession of Gomez's lands. Gomra was shot In the leg- Slate police arrested eight o some 36 men who formed part o the agrarian group. Three others were held In Juarez city jail penrt log KAST TEXAS: XMllr rlralr porlFoM. t OKLAHOMA: BJ MW.MLXICO: Ttnlj tlMlr Rd WediwMir, iwrthwnt ft nonhw KMfC of trtnvtmMK H 1 II M I 51 1 51 tl 41 67 Noon 10 Itmetntam to ifalerdif, M-Ml'Mfnc date ]i SviKt ynlcrdky, TcM; io assifineV r y for trie: consequences" If id continued: OTHER COTJNTKIES GUILTY. Russia's envoy In Tokyo alreidy as told Foreign Minister Koki Hi- ota the Soviet government is con- orming to international rules on tie question of sales of arms and lanes to china Litvinoff replied to Shlgemetsu. v He. pointed out arms have been supplied "also to Japan by many; Dther countries." Lilvinoff declared Japan was well aware foreign volunteers of various ountries were serving irt the 'Chi- nese army, but so far as known Tokyo had failed to protest to 'any f the nations from which the vol- unteers came- He also reminded Shigmitsu -thfl Japanese have disclaimed' they. .are at war with China and refer to the ighting there as. "an incident, mori or less accidental." Japanese Menace Lunghqi Railway SHANGHAI, April ng southward after the capture ot Talerhchweng's smouldering ruins, Japanese forces tonight threatened to cut the east end of the vital Lunghai railway and'outflank tha- Chinese defenders of stategic Su- chow. A Japanese advance guard, driv- ing along the grand. canal from, Tale.-chwang, reported it had enter- ed Kiangsu province and was aim- Ing for Yunho, on the Lunghai lina 20 miles to the south. This was tha first time the Japanese had pene- trated Kiangsu from the north. Injured Teacher Out Of Hospital J. R. Blackwelli Abilene hljK school instructor, was released froni the Hendrlck Memorial hospital yesterday after treatment for In- juries autonobUs accident Saturday 'nfjht. He suf- fered cuts and bruises on the face, arms and hands. ONE OF FOUR Location Of Laboratory For Agricultural Research In Texas To Be Asked By WTCC West Texas chamber of commerce conferees yesterday drafted a re- quest that the government establish laboratory for tgrlcultural re- search In Texas. The proposed laboratory is one of four such units authorized by the Agricultural 193S. Adjustment act of To petition formally that the re- search be placed in Texas, a letter was prepared to Secretary of Agri- culture Henry A. Wallace. It will be mailed after approval of leaders in the movement. Wallace will be advised that the request Is by the WTCC as representative of the 130 counties within Its boundaries. Basis for the proposal, the scc- wrtoitatat JriU minded, is that "Texas far excels any other slate in the number of farms, in farm acres, in production of cotton, wool, mohair and In value of farm crops; is the major farm, producing area of the United States, and under terms of the act emi- nently qualified x x x." The West Texas chamber of com- merce also offers to submit a brief summarizing qualifications of Texaj for the laboratory under terms of the act, A decision to petition and the department of agriculture was reached by D. A. BandeeS, WTCC manager, in conference with R. C. Hopping of Lubbock, S. A. Wells of San Angelo, A. B. Davis of Lubbock, George A. 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