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Publication: Abilene Reporter News April 8, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®f)e Abilene Sporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,’’-Byron EWH®© VOL LYU, NO. 321. AmmUM PfM CAPI ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, 1938 —FOURTEEN PAGES DHM Pm* (CP) PRICE 5 CENTS MODERATION AWAITED APPREHENSIVELY—Cold Holds Grip On Area; Panhandle Takes Beating City And Area Pioneer Dies After Illness Judge Cockrell Confined To Bed For 5 Months A pioneer leader of Abilene and West Texas — Fred Cockrell — is dead. His passing, as he slept early this morning, brought to a close an active life as an early-day atter- Blum After Resigns Balk On Finance Plan Senate Rejects Premier's Demand For Dictatorial Control Of Nation's Money PARIS, April 8.—(AP)—Premier Leon Blum formally announced the resignation of his government tonight after the senate had voted down his demand for dictatorial powers, over French finance. Immediately after the senate, by a vote of 223 to 49, had shown its disdain for his ‘ ‘last call, ” the premier dashed out of the Luxembourg palace, the senate building, through the ranks of steel helmeted mobile guards to the chamber of deputies. There he announced his res-| ignation to the deputies of his own socialist party, who had assembled to hear his decision. TO ELYSEE PALACE He told them he was going to the Elyse Palace to tell President Albert Lebrun he was through. The vote came after a bitter debate in which the socialist premier, fighting for his financial proposals, challenged the right of the senate to cause the downfall of his government. “Let me tell you again.” Blum PARIS, April 8—(AP)—Premier Leon Blum tonight handed his eabinet’s resignation to President Albert Lebrun. JUDGE COCKRELL ney in this section, a leader In the councils of the democratic party in Texas and advocate of advanced agricultural methods in this section. He was 82 years of age. For five months, he had been confined to his bed at his home on the west shore of Lytle lake. His health had been failing for several years, but even as his strength declined and he no longer continued his practice of law. he gave much attention to Lakeland —his nome. He had developed one of the finest Senate Acts On New Levy Bill Passage By Nightfall Aim Of Supporters WASHINGTON. April 8— m — Sponsors of the senate revenue bill, easy winners in their fight against administration-backed business taxes. maneuvered today to pass the measure by nightfall. After little more than perfunctory objections from Senator Barkley of Kentucky, the administration leader, far-reaching committee pro- I Students In Stranded Bus Believed Safe Scores Of Autos Are Marooned In Panhandle Area Snowbound Panhandlo abd South Plains sectors grappled today with the worst spring blizzard in *6 years, drifts that ; piled 20 feet high in spots par-1 alyzing traffic, killing cattle I and crops and endangering ; trapped motorists. AS SPRING BLIZZARD BRI NGS WINTER TO CHICAGO shouted, “you have no right to decide the fate of my government.” Outside the senate building steel-helmeted mobile guards carrying carbines paced back and forth. Anticipating Blum s resignation, \ posals to wipe out the undistributed Edouard Daladier, his minister of profits tax and overhaul the cap-defense, prepared a list of a new j it&1 gains ]evy were approved with-cabinet.    • Blum declared that dictatorial    a    ‘‘ FRUIT. STOCK KILLED School buses and motorists were stranded on impassable highways. Cattle drifted and tore down fences hidden by snow. Sheared sheep and spring lambs died by the hundreds. Ruined fruit lay on the ground. The wheat belt took a terrific beating and faced partial ruin. Snow still swirled and gale-like w inds—77 miles an hour in one area —lashed a battered countryside. Trains were stalled miles from station stops. Five hundred children hovered in Cottle county school houses late yesterday when school buses stalled in snowdrifts. Two days of constant snowfall left drifts 20 feet high in that sector. Fifteen miles from Paducah the Quanah Acme and Pacific passenger train stood still while snow piled high over its side,    4 No casualties were reported in the stricken area but fear was felt; for scores of motorists exposed to bitter weather on blocked highways. One school bus near Pampa stranded since yesterday, had not | been reached. School officials felt that confident the refraining seven chil- Keavy, w’et snow, brought by a spring blizzard, descended on Chicago, burdening trees and handicapping motor traffic. The excavation scene here was dup- BROAD AREA BESIEGED— Storm Deaths Rise To 24 113 Drowned In OFFICERS DISCARD CLUES FOR NEW START IN FROME CASE Allred Sends More Troopers To El Paso; Public Asked To Give Tips powers over the nation’s finance Barkley forecast, however, and economy formed the only so- some form of the profits tax would j dren of the bus’ original 30 occ*- EL PASO. April 8.—Discard- concentrated on the women's miss-lation of France's difficulties,    and    be re-lnserrcd by a joint confer-1    pants had reached the warmth axBd    '    in*    > welter    of    worthies* Undine*    in* bizarre that if the senate refused them to)enc# committee which will adjust    safety of nearby oil field home*.    I    *    °f    *orthle« Hidings,    log luggage. him thjv would hay£ to gfce them    differences between senate and    Caterpillar t r a e tors burrowed    muthoritlw trxlRy started anew their    Parties of sheriff’s deputies. Tex- to anc mer government.    house versions of the tax bill.    through snow banks to reach the    investigation    into the baffling nine    as rangers state police CCC en- He said that the majority    sup-    In general, the senate voted to    bus and countless automobiles stall-    day    old slaving*    of Mrs. Weston G.    roiW, vineyards in the countrv there; he    , porting him in the chamber of dep-    substitute a flat 13 per cent rate    ed on the short stretch between    Frome and her daughter in the    rollw* an1 cltlzPns P<>«es began was known throughout this section    uties—which gave his bill gruding    on corporation incomes in place of    ;    Pampa and Lefors.    desert east of here last week (combin* the area fro*n Rach «*nd (or the figs which he produced,    approval Wednesday, 33 to 250 —    a house - approved undistributed    I    Caterpillar tractors burrowed    “We are going back to the be-    of the 86-mile stretch of highway more than a scot, of vutrtlea. This,    j wa, ■■foundedIon th,ofJhis    proms tax and to levy a flat IS    through, drifts In an effort to reach    ginning and start from where we    between Van Horn and Balmorhea. a movement of great    per cent rate on capital gains In    the stalled machine and scores of    rh„n the Ml,, of th, women Mercury Due To Start Rise By Saturday j Third Night Of Intense Cold In Sight For Area Abilene and West Texas, in the grip of an all-time record : blizzard for April, awaited apprehensively the moderation predicted for Saturday. The third night of intense cold is forecast for tonight, and that means — livestock men, gardeners, and orchardists apparently were agreed—a death blow to agricultural prospects which eight days ago were the brightest in many years. SNOW FLURRIES FALL Saturday is to be fair with rising temperatures. Farmers and ranchers were hopeful today, but not optimistic. They said it will be several days before the ravages of the spring freeze can be determined. The mercury here, after a bare 34 degrees as yesterday’s high, dipped to 27 degrees here this morning. There had been slight moderation early this afternoon. Snow flurries came early In the day. borne on a wind that ranged from 20 to 25 miles per hour. This added to the disagreeable aspect of the unseasonable weather, not to mention the removal of the protective coat of snow from trees, shrubs and flow’ers. Livestock men were contacted in the Buffalo Gap area. Most of the goats, they said, were penned, but were beginning to chill down under the sheds, and for shorn goats that is serious. Feeding in the sheds was almost impossible. CHICAGO. April 8, ^—Thirteen j Kl«** too were in danger, many deaths in a Georgia flood raised to Toting ones being trampled to 23 the death toll today of storms death ln th« sheds. heated many times in the city as motorists dug out. Georgia Flood Tornado Kills IO In Alabama; Cold Continues gripping a broad section of the nt" tion for the third successive day. At last ll other persons perished in an Alabama tornado. In part because of the irrigation country In methods which he advocated; in scope, fact, he had been one of the first I men to Introduce irrigation in this section. That was Just one of the many examples of his progressive ideas. See COCKRELL. Pf. 14. CoL 4 County School Gets $3 Per Capita Check Pioneer Resident Of Merkel Dead lieu of the house graduated scale. Numerous minor committee pro posals were accepted without ques ° rnn,5t:/n.ndt^.??ni°riSta , ,u ,    *«**    found." Mid Sheriff Chria Constant pound,ng OI the icy ^ ln chargt of th, wind blew down the Pampa base-, tion by senators, working at the ball park and other frail buildings. The flrst STep ln sclvlnK th< fastest pace many gallery visitors but no serious damage was reported cas* ?ow must ** locating the lug- MERKEL, April 8.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Alice Rose. 78. resident of this section since 1900, died at her home here late this morning after suffering recurrence of a stro’:*' which had left her bedridden since Nov. 28. 1937. County School Superintendent Tom McGehee yesterday received a $3 per capita apportionment from the state department of education. the check being for $8,043. representing 2.681 scholastics in rural schools of the county. Abilene schools had not received the $3 per capita payment    tod av...    _    i but Homer Scott, school    board    Highsmith. San Antonio;    16    grand- treasurer, expected to get a    check    rhl1rir*n ftnH 15 crrMf    I could remember. By smooth-working generalship, i Chairman Harrison (D-Miss) of the finance committee talked many! senators out of making long-wind-, ed speeches, so that debate yester-! day lasted only a few hours. Vice President Gamer, who fidgeted on the rostrum at any sign of See PANHANDLE, Pf. 14. Col. 5 Mrs. J. D. Boyd Succumbs Hare sage. The sheriff ordered all search on previous angles of the case virtually abandoned, and the hunt Funeral arrangements early this extended argument, gaveled most afternoon were incomplete, but bu- of th? committee proposals to quick rial will probably be Saturday. She is survived by three sons, Henry N. Rose, Sweetwater; A. B. Rase .Merkel; A. C. Rose. Littlefield:    two daughters, Mrs. Jim Black. Big Spring; Mrs Walter approval. Even the committee's capital See CONGRESS. Tg. 14. C ol. 5 Local Teachers, Aides Renamed during the day or by Saturday morning. The city scholastic total is 6,165. The state department has paid $15 per capita of the 1937-38 apportionment, leaving a balance of $7 per capita t« be paid, McGehee stated. children and 13 rreat grandchildren: one sister and two brothers. Her husband, W. F. Rose, died 38 years ago when the family moved to Merkel. What Is Your News I. Q.? Jury Is Studying T fir P Damage Suit Wooten Managers Open 2-Day Meet Salesmen Will Gather Tomorrow Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO A score of 60 is fair; ap, good. Answers on page 5. 1. Identify this man who heads the government of a country bordering on the U. S. 2. Who is known as “the father of TVA’ ? 3. General Malin Craig said a billion dollars would be needed to put the army in shape to handle an emergency effectively. True or false? 4. In recent months has Japan's principal effort been directed at (a) starving out the temporary Chinese capital at Hankow, (b) conquering the land lying between the already -conquered territory in central and north China, or (c) cutting off the roads carrying war supplies to China from the south? 5. Who is Hjaimar Sc bach t? Branch house managers of the | H. O. Wooten Grocer company I opened a two-day meeting today at 'Hie Dorothy Cooper vs. Texas | the Wooten hotel. Salesmen will and Pacific railroad company $25,- be in conference tomorrow'. HOO damage suit went to a jury on I Pink Wooten and G. C McDon-special issues in 104th district court ald, general manager were in at.10:30 this morning. Judge W. R. j charge of today s meeting Four-Chapman had dismissed the week s ^ teen managers were present. jury panel Wednesday afternoon Branch managers at Memphis and and will devote the remainder of Quanah were snow-bound, but were the week to suits on the divorce expected to be present tomorrow’, or appearance dockets.    officials    of the organization stated. Miss Cooper asked damages for ■ About 40 salesmen will assemble ^Juries suffered when a car in tomorrow under the direction of which she was riding was struck Wooten an^ McDonald, assisted by Mrs. J. D. Boyd, recldent of Abilene two years, died at the family home, 1126 Lilius, shortly before noon today. She was 77 years of age. Funeral arrangements were incomplete, officials of the Laughter Funeral home said. Born April 3.    18C1 in Coryell county. Mrs. Boyd lived for 34 years in Carlsbad. New Mexico, before coming to Abilene two years ago. Her husband died April IO. 1937, in Abilene. She will be buried beside his grave. Survivors are Mrs. W. A. Yarbrough cf Abilene, and H. L. Boyd    schools, reelected    166 teachers    and    j to    a of Carlsbad. N. M„ children; two    administrative assistants of    the    inner granddaughters. Mrs. Ball of Lov-    school system for    the 1938-39    .besing. N. M. and Lora Yarb 5ugh of    sion. Supt. L. E.    Dudley said    that Action Virtually Completes Staff For Next Year Abilene school board members joined for last night’s    monthly    .    ______ board meeting by principals of the He was turning renewed attention Tex., near where the bodies were found and the Frome car abandoned. Governor Allred of Texas dispatched seven additional state troopers to El Paso to augment the score already working on the case. Fox said he believed fingerprints could yet be obtained from the luggage. Plaster casts are also being made of automobile tracks leading into the desert near Van Horn. Sheriff Fox appeared for the public's help In watching for clues Persons in the area where the bodies were found and where the automobiel was recovered near Balmorhea were asked to be on the lookout to rclothln" and luggage, luggage Is somewhere near the highway between Sierra Blanca and Balmorhea. Fox clung to the theory that robbery did not motivate the crime Althoufh many sheep men, likes the goat raisers were prepared for a cold    spell,    thy were fearful of heavy losses.    Lambs are dropping ...    .    by the hundreds at this season, H u w communities were ha- and any lamb dropped within the rasped by sleet and snow, cold rains 36-hour period up to daybreak to-and rising rivers and the forecast of day was not given a chance to swoon tinued weather disturbances. j vive. More snow and sleet was predict- FRUIT LOSS    HIGH ed for parts of Illinois, Indiana ! Whea* and oats which hav*j beer! Wisconsin, Iowa. lower Michigan, grazed back were suffering little Missouri and Kansas train for parts j damage. However. In the south of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, with part of the county, there were some possible gaies    on southern Lake .fields almost knee high. These will Michigan-    suffer    considerably: the damage is Fair weather was forecast for expected to be practically a total Minnesota, North Dakota, South loss Dakota.    Nebraska    and western Kan-1 There    were    few orchardists op- sas which    were    among    the    first    to    timistic    enough to predict that suffer the heavg April snow Wed-j the fruit crop    will    survive.    Esti- nw«*y.    mates ranged    from    75    per    cent    to HEAVY RAIN IN EAST    to total loss. Heavy rain poured upon the Pecans likewise have been severe-south and some eastern states to- j Ty damaged, it was predcted. day. Hardest hit were Virginia and Yards in Abilene were discourag-Maryland. At Meridian. Miss., 5.76 Tog spectacles today. Roses, shrubs, inches of rain fell during the last j *nd shade trees were frozen 24 hours. Occasional rain fell in New York City and in New Jersey light rain removed a record Apr if snow’fall of 5.1 inches. In Indiana, the Wabash and White rivers rose toward flood stages. Six foot snow drifts marooned seven Texas school children and scores of motorists, but all were be see WEATHER. Pf. 14. Col. 3 Bough Coming Home To Take Bride SWEETWATER, April 8—(UP)-Friends of Edmonia Smith and Sammy Baugh, football and base- of Brownwood; a foster son, E. E. be selected early next month. by a Texas and Pacific train at a crossing in Abilene. Burglary Charge Tom Pearce sales manager. The meeting will be closed tomorrow night after branch house managers. salesmen, employes of the Abilene headquarters store and their wives attend a banquet. Representatives from Abilene. Stamford, Sweetwater. Big Spring. San Angelo. Coleman. Wichita Falls flat spare tire, without an tube, found on the Frome automobile. The flat casing show-I    in rural homes. Fourteen baiTVtir *said"ted^that Th* •lglS    J/®*!?*"    WOUk*! othelVi?™ °f brlarS a' dld fctty, k£s.. Sffev^iUe .Ka**! setons sund^    ^    ^ marded here At two El Paso garages, where an^ ^ef measu?^ mx inches 1 Misa Smlth- dormer Texas Ohris-automobile had been left, the    and    motor    H*n Universitv student, will meet spare casing had not been check- bts WPr*e strandrd bv Jour St    Ugh &t Fort Worth    Saturday and lf'    ‘n    ®tten?ant ®*skpd about drifts in western and northern Ok-    tC it. as they were leaving El Paso, lahoma    fa her, Rev. Gary Smith. said. The they relied “It s a1] right ”    Windows    blew    over Chicago at    comment. The women either knew the tire I velocities of 30 to 45 miles an hour    mier    AI1*Amenca    foot- Lineup or th, tuff for next year |    “'5L    _____________ ___________________________ team. He was a star football play- Kinsey of San Angelo. Fleet Vanguard At Anchor Off Waikiki HONOLULU. April 8.—UPI—Th* vanguard of the U. S. fleet, the aircraft carriers Lexington. Saratoga Last night's elections practically cleared the question of teachers for the next year. Dudley and 14 other school heads had already been reelected and very few teachers were expected to resign between sessions. Superintendent of schools. L. Dudley; assistant superintend- BAIRD. April 8.—(Spl>—Night officer Jernigan effected the arrest of a man in the act of breaking into the Houston Food Store. Charges Olney, Seymour. Lubbock. Quanah, of burglary has been lodged against    ! Memphis,    Frederick,    Okla.,    Snyder, George Lovett, clanning residence    Spur    and    Monahans    mil    have    reg- San Francisco, Calif.    I    istered by tomorrow. Han*", anchored off Waikiki ent> H s Fatherree; coachi tonight, making the completion of Mavhew principals Byron Eng-secret spring maneuvers in Ha- land. high school; Joe Humphrey waiian waters.    assistant at high school; W. D. Gul- The temalnder of the fleet, in- ledge. Central: Mrs. L. H. Harri-cludrng about 150 surface craft and son. Travis; S. E. Pass, College 500 airplanes, was expected off Heights; Roy Skaggs, Alta Vista: Pearl Harbor at dawn tomorrow to Wilson Little, Valley View ; L. T. begin mass berthing in ’ harbor.' Nance. Fair Park; Holmes Webb, an operation expected to require Locust; J. O Ballew, Lamar; J. E several hours.    Pace. Americanization; and R. W After a ten-day rn* f • the crews Sta fiord negro, the fleet will depart for the main- supervisor of music, Annie Bess the filling station, or did not want it bothered with.” Fox said. Prince, Landlord To ll Duce, Succumbs ROME. April 8 and snow and sleet was forecast to i TniT h.c«^7ik    ’^n<?w ^ Pla> * continue until tomorrow morning. t(,am ’    b    ^    9    °    * • learn He was a star football play- CHICAGO, April 8 P) — Cold er la,st fal1 on the world profes- rains, sleet, and drifting snow ha- slonai championship Washington rassed the nation today.    team Baugh will come to Fort Weather bureau observers said ”r°rtb bv airplane from Columbus, I*rince Don wintry weather probably would continue for at least another day over the region lashed by spring Rev. Smith said. Giovanni Torlonia, Prince of Fuel- storms no. Duke of Ceri, Marquis of Roma- Sub-normal temperatures prevail-vecchia. Senator of the Kingdom    a,    area    ,from    Texas    to and landlord to Mus. olini .died to- Great Lakes and east to the The Weather day. Sec NATION. Eg. 14. Col. 6 land. route. engaging in maneuvers en Se^SCHOOLS. Pg. 5. Col. 3 FIGURE NOT GIVEN ti: FDR Asserts 1938 Relief Estimate Must Be Raised WASHINGTON, April 8.— President Roosevelt told a press conference today his billion dollar estimate for work relief i the next fiscal year would have to be increased. He mentioned no figure. The president also said a new public works prr~-am was under discussion, but that no decision had been reached. He mentioned no amount in this connection either, but $1,500,000,000 was the figure he was reported reliably t consid'---ing. The president said ~ne of the features of the works program being discussed was long term loans to municipalities without interest. He said Tie had not decided whether to combine pubworks and work relief proposals in one message to congress or to make them separate. One billion dollars for relief was proposed in the president’s January bur’-et measure. Mr. Roosevelt discussed relief shortly after Harry Hopkins, th< WPA administrator, urged concross. to provide a “perman.ent security program” based on work, instead of direct, relief. Hopkins estimated in his testimony before the senate unemployment committee that ab' it 18.000 -000 men. women and children in J5.000.000 households were receiving public assistance *7 the present time compared to a peak of 27.000.-000 persons in the winter of 1933-34. The lanky administration official declared that some '•'mployment will always be with us. “For that reason,” he aid, “we must plan a permanent security program.” $150 MARK PASSED— A. C. C. Students Brave Blizzard lo Sell Milk Fund Play Ducats Appeal Planned $y Gasoline Dealer • COLEMAN. April 8— (Sp!)—Notice of appeal was filed from the Jury’s verdict that C. C. Scott of Brownwood wa.* guilty of transport-    w ing gasoline under a false manifest    Students of    Abilene Christian col- and in high school were pus nine this week Tile appeal was    made in    l<tRp turned out again tod af in the;    sales    with    announcements    in    each District Judge E J. Miller’s    35tJh    toe th of the blizzard to sell tickets i    schooj. judicial district court.    •    to Monday night’s PTA Milk Fund1    Mrs    Scott    King    city    P-T    A Scott's penalty had been    set    at a    benefit performance of the A. C. C. fine of $100 and costs in the first I seniors’ play, "Putting It Over.” ABILENE *nd vicinity: Fair and eon-tinued cold tonight: Saturday fair with rising temperature in if.!.Fa'r* continued cold, froat * *ouUi portion with temperature near temperature” *' SU**m,r f*lr’ rlsin* Mostly fair. continued cold. temperature nearly to coart, ex-38 to 42 in lower Rio Grande Valley *r coa,t    Saturday fair. rising temperature in west and north-cen-irai portion.« PRM IPITATION r Melted for 24 hr? ending tine. fir3.? \    m Frld,y......12    lnfh since first of    year......... 7.^R    incite* Same period    last year    ...... 2.28    Inches Normal since    firat of    year .    3.72    Inche* Highest temperature yesterday 34 Lowest temperature this morning ’ 27 I case of its kind ever tried here It was the third case of its kind ever I tried west of Fort Worth although , hundreds like it have been tried ii) the East Texas oil field, it was ; stated by court officials here. Baker Si Baker represented Scott while District Attorney A. O. Newman and County Attorney W. B. (Billy> Baker prosecuted. Ticket sales already had passed the $150 mark The college students were far from being alone in energetic efforts to overflow Sewell auditorium when the curtain rises at 8 p. rn. Mon-day- The Abilene Booster club took a block of 500 to sel.l students and teachers in each of the ward schools » Mrs council president, .and the presidents of each school's P.-T. A. were directing sales among their members. A number of business firms v ere buying blocks of IO to 25 tickets. The A. C. C. students launched tile main ticket drive this morning, with 20 teams working under direction of a committee consisting of See PLAIT, Pf. 14, CoL 7 temperatures Frl. I Thur*. p.m. 3 4    ..... 5    ..... rt ..... 7 ..... 8 ..... 9 ..... 10    ..... 11    ..... Midnight Noon .. Burning Sunset    . 7    p rn.    7    a    m 12 39 ».m Drv    thermometer    31*    27*    35* Wet    thermometer    28*    25*    32* Relative humidity    SS    JI    Ii 34 33 33 33 32 32 30 SO 29 29 SS COLD am. 28 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 28 30 31 23 33 6:13 7:03 ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: April 8, 1938