Abilene Reporter News, April 10, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 10, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas gfoflene Reporter VOL. LVII, NO. 323. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1938 THIRTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. ron House Setback May Cost New Deal Leadership Foresee Heated Notion-Wide Political Fight For Summer, Stump Tour For FD WASHINGTON, April historic upsurge of opposition appeared tonight to have forced Roosevelt adminis- tration leaders to abandon hope of regaining control of the 75th congress, Instead, they looked for a fairly quick adjournment, to be followed by a tremendous, nation-wide struggle between the president and his critics in the 1938 political campaigns. It was considered certain the president would carry the fight for his policies to the voters, perhaps by a long stumping tour. Roosevelt's first official reaction to the tremendous blow the house dealt his program by defeat of the reorganization bill last night was a letter de- claring there should be no "personal recrimation" over the bitter fight. He sent the following letter to Majority leader Sam Rayburn (D-Tex) one of the leaders of the unsuccessful struggle to put the re- organization bill through: "Dear Sam: "Thanks for the fine fight. Will you also thank the speaker and the others. "The rcorganlzalion bill is intend- ed to simplify and Improve the public service. With this single ob- jective in view I have given it my earnest approval. "The question presented is solely one of policy. Therefore' the legis- lative developments of yesterday of- fer no occasion for personal recrimi- nation and there should be none." It was .believed by some' observers the last paragraph was an effort to avert any widening ot the demo- cratic party breach. It was re- called that the vote of 204 to 196, by which the house sent the reor- ganization bill to the limbo of a committee, found many ordinarily "faithful" new dealers.in. the oppo- sition ranks. Observers noted Roosevelt spoke on the reorganization bill in the present tense, Indicating perhaps' an intention to try and revive it at a later date. There was no sign In congress, however, of any move to bring It back for debate this year there was a widespread opinion that chances of 1938'action on the rife-hour, tilll, a key item on the Roosevelt program, had virtual- ly vanished. Bough Wedding Set At S'water Today SWEOTWATER, April _ Sammy Baugh and Edmonla Smith arrived here tonight at the home of her parents, and announced they would be married "sometime after lunch Sunday." They said they did not know the exact hour the marriage would take place. Baugh, football slar and property of the Columbus team of the Amer- ican baseball association, said they would leave immediately after the ceremony, but that they had not decided where. Dr. Gary Smith, father of the fu- ture Mrs. Baugh, will perform the ceremony. French Troops Quell Tunis Riots TUNIS, Tunisia, April riots touched off by demonstrating nationalists were put down early today by FYench troops operatlnz under a state of seigc proclaimed in this cap ilal ol French-governed Tunisia. Twelve demonstrators and one policeman were reported killed In the day-long disorders.- Many were wounded. Military authorities took complete charge of the city and set up patrols to prevent recurrence of the outbreak. EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS Annual Inter- scholastic league meet for district 5, postponed last week because of bad weather, irili be held Friday and Saturday. county scat removal election will be held in Ward county May 10. n first pleb- iscite been declared Illegal. UAMESA.-Dalry Day will be ob- served in Lamesa with a special program April 15. Winters Mcfh- odist church will open its annual spring revival on Easter Sunday to continue until May 1. mas; mcellng of Snydcr business and professional people will be held Monday night to reorganize the chamber of com- merce. M 61 the Texas highway department will stage a wild flower show In Brown- wood April 22 and 33. of the senior class of the Stamford School of Nursing will be honored In grad- uation exercises April 29. COLORADO. Annual Colorado Boys Livestock show will be held Monday, with FFA and 4-H boys competing. and Coke counllans will be Interested In open- ing of bids by the highway com- mission In Austin April 19 for con- struction of a bridge across Valley Creek on highway 109 between Bal- linger and Bronte. Reform Defeat Spurs Market Stocks Rocket To Coins Ranging To Per Share NEW YORK, April A tumult o! buying today rolled up the broadest advance In security markets In months, leading, stocks rising fl to more than a share. Big-scale buying at the stock exchange wake of the unexpected defeat of the adminis- tration's reorganization bill in the the ordinarily tame Saturday session on the ex- change Into a feverish market. The administration setback, brokers, said, obviously was a sur- prise to most traders, and was construed bullishly by many as possibly indicating the blocking ol further reform or restriction legis- lation. Coming Immediately on heels of reports the administration was pre- paring another spending and lend- ing drive in an effort to start business recovery, brokers said, the news Imparted fresh impetus to a-strong rally from the March de- cline, which has added billions.of dollars, to" cjuoled'values the past week. In two-hours of trading. shares changed hands-on "big board" compared with in the full five-hour terday and only Thursday. The composite price of 60 stocks rose to S39.SO, the largest sain since No- vember 10. At the close it had''re- gained more than half the de- cline in March, when listed share values on the stock exchange fell nearly according to the exchange's figures, to the low- est average prices in five years. Taylor Farmers Receive Pay day came for Taylor countj farmers Saturday when distribution began of in government sor conservation checks. O. En-Ing, assistant county agent in charge ol the soil program announced receipt of 528 checks av- eraging each for disburse- ment among coopcrators In the fed- eral farm program. He expressed confidence that Sunday or Monday malls would be bringing appromlxutely 400 more checks of comparable size. All farmers who have checks and who did not call for them Saturda) will be notified by card, Ewmg said These cards will be mailed Sunday In time to reach the addressees on Monday. Unless a card Is received, a farm- er need not call at the office for his check, Ewing said. The Saturday shipment of checks represented approximately one- third of those to be written to Tay- lor county farmers. Storm Warnings WASHINGTON, April The weather bureau ordered storm warnings posted tonight from Eos- ton to Sandy Hook, N. J. The bu- reau said the storm olf the New England coast would continue to move northeastward, attended bj strong northwest winds along the New England coast. PR ICE 5 CENTS APRIL: ROSES AND SNOW IN TEXAS A Dallas, girl is shown cut- ting roses at the height of (hat area's snowfall, heaviest April snow in history there and'the first trace In ten years. AUSTRIAN SEIZURE WAS 'WILL OF GOD'-ARCHANGEL HITLER Fuehrer Swerves Viennese In Final Plea Before Plebiscite Vote Today By Tile Associated Press. VIENNA, April Adolf Hitler tonight justified his whirlwind annexaUen of Austria by declaring it was "the.will of'jGod and, pleadejT.for Voters to endorse the'creation'of the Ai.it Germany in tomorrow's Addressing -wildly cheering followers In the final appeal'if the plebiscite campaign, the Austrian- born Hitler "I believe it was the will of God to send this little Germany to make him fuehrer of .the relch and to bring Austria back to Ger- many." SOUNDS ENEMY WARNING He warned his enemies never to attempt to power here because Germans would rise against them. "Now I am in power and I shall not give it up." In another breath lie said his name "will stand out forever as the son of this great country.' Plep.ding for a favorable vote to- morrow, he declared: "Just as you don't have to be ashamed of me. I don't want to be ashamed of you x x x." Millions of Germans throughout greater Germany and elsewhere lis- tened In to a broadcast of the speech. Their day is tomorrow when they will vote on Austro-German union, effected after German troops marched into Austria March 12, and the new Reichstag of the greater Germany. Nothing in the 1.9DO years of Austria's recorded history stood as nn equal to the demonstrations with which the nazis made their last bid for favor in the plebiscite. Miles of flags fluttered. Every In the Jewish districts bus and street car, truck and automobile displayed Adolf Hitler's picture, rcd-white-and- black nazi banners and slogans. Jews cannot vote since they arc not considered citizens. Each voter, after proving that he is registered, will receive a ballot on which Is printed simply: "Do you approve ot the reunion ol Austria with the German retch March 15 and do you vote for the list (of a Reichstag) new, greater German of our Fuehrer, Adolf Urges Stiff Sentence NEW YORK, April trict Attorney Thomas E, Dewey today urged that a "substantial and punitive sentence" be Imposed on Richard Whitney, bankrupt broker who Is due to be sentenced Mon- day on his plea of guilty to grand theft. LEGISLATIVE RACES 21 Announce For Eight Places H may be a quiet political year on some fronts, but In races for the state legislature West Texas candi- dntes nrc out to make the frolic InIcrest Ing. In eight districts surrounding Ab- ilene, at least 21 candidates have announced for posts In the legisla- ture, in three districts Incumbents are unopposed for reelection, and In other sectors from one to sis candidates are In the race. Highest temperatures should be reached in (he 02nd district, half a dozen men are risking their bank accounls, or portions thcrcol, on the vote-pslliering Ramble. Jamca M. Simpson of Eden Is 115th district, three and one from seeking reelection. Opposing him are 0. N. Key. district chairman ol the Townsend club: Mike Boyd. Runnels county tax assessor for 21 years; George 'Kllliam. H. E. Prtty and E. H. Rambv. Up In the Jones county Haskell county are competing. Ask- ing reelection ts the Incumbent. Travis Dean. Elected at Humlln. he Is now a Stamford resident. Hr Is working In the oil fields, but Is a former school teacher. J. W. Temple of Anson Is oppos Ing Dean on a platform calling for! See POLITICS, PS. 3, Col. i i Sino Ruse May Bring Jap Ruin SHANGHAI, April day) (AP) Two thousand Chinese soldiers who posed as destitute coolies to filler Ihrough Japanese lints struck from behind today in a battle that threatened to wreck Ja- pan's "grand campaign" in central China. Inside walled Tsinan, Shan- lung province capital, the dis- guised battalion attacked Jap- anese defenders who foujM to stem Chinese columns storming its gates from the outside. Capture of Tsirian, base of Japanese operations in (he "grand campaign" to swallow the unconinered portion of cen- tral China, would sever (he link between Japanese forces far (o the south and the Japanese munition and manpower reser- voir Tientsin to the north. Chinese who told 'of the ris- ing of trie disjulsed battalion, said its members hid filtered into Tsinan a few at a time for dajs. Each carried a revolver and several grenades. When the lero hour came, they attacked near the east gale and occupied several strategic buildings. Outside, crack Chinese (limf columns were in position on thrte sides of the city. 'No More Visitors' WASHINGTON, April 9. Joseph P. Kennedy, united States ambassador to Great Britain close NEW MIAKO: lair Minfar Mon AM. WITHOUT OPPOSITION- Senate Approves Tax Bill Takes Stock Of Freeze Damage Fruit And Grain Losses High As Spring Returns Motionless air and clear skies Sat- urday brought an end to the sur- prising cold spell that had sent :emperatures In Abilene below the freezing mark for three successive rights. With frees wilted, gardens and almost all fruit destroyed, and small grain crops killed, loss was calculat- ed to run into millions In the Abi- lene territory. Farmers yesterday were still un- able to estimate wheat and oat losses, though 30 per cent was con- sidered lowest possible around Abi- lene. In more luxuriant wheat fields to the north, loss was greater. A down' West Texas counties neighboring on Abilene had pros- pects before the freeze for a small jraln crop worth or more, based on last year's producton. CLYDE HARD HIT At Clyde, Homer Shanks, lead- ing fruit raiser, gave an offhand estimate that or was taken from residents of that little area by the weather. Peaches, apricots, plums and al- most all fruit crops weire destroyed. Shanks ventured the statement that a 25 per cent berry crop would live through, that grapes would re- fniit all right, and that some ap- ples would make -simply because they have not yet bloomed. He opined that one-third of a crop would be made from second :hudd Ings. More energetc gardeners Satur- day began replanting vegetables. Only onions and such hardy plants survived, along with vegetables that protected from the weath- er by Improvised coverings. SIDE rejoicing Rahchlnen'Swere' over-' the that 'It Mulct 'have Set WEATHEK, Cot' t Winters Sup't Heads Mid-Texas Teachers BROWNWOOD, April: Mid-Texas Teachers association at the closing session of its annual convention here this afternoon elected E. D. Stringer, superintend ent of Winters schools, president and selected Brady as the next meeting place. The 1939 meeting will be held February 10 and 11. Other officers elected were: Les- lie Griffin, Zephyr, vice-president; Felix E. Smith, San Angelo, treas- urer, and W. E. Whltten, Srady, secretory. E. J. Woodward, Brown- wood, and N. W. Prentice, Rlchland Springs, were named members of the state executive committee from this district. District delegates to the state teach- ers meeting next November were elected as follows: C. H. Hufford, Coleman; J. M. BInion, Brownwood; H. C. Lyons, Ballingcr; w. K. Whit- ten, Brady; Leola Campbell, San Angelo; E. H. Boulter, DeLeon; F. T. Jones, Sonera; W. H. Randolph, San Saba; J. E. Burnett, Stephen- vlllc, and A. H. Smith, Goldthwaite. Loot Taken In Mono harts Robbery MONAHANS, April 9 (Spl.) Third of a series of petty robberies In Monahans was committed Friday night when a clever thief looted the Corner Drug store of In cash and merchandise. Entrance was gained by boring a hole In the door near the latth. Of- ficers are examining fingerprints found on clgaret packages which the robber carelessly dropped from his loot. FROME CASE, INVESTIGATION SHIFTS TO MEXICAN BORDER Officers Sure Killers' Trail Picked Up; Mystery Car, Blonde Seen In Del Rio EL PASO, April S.-W-Search for the torture murderers ef Mrs Weston G Prome and her daughter, Nancy, swung tonight to the inter- national border region at Del Rio. where of a man and woman that the authorities to ff Chris Fox of El Paso said as he awaited word from officers scouring he highways leading out'ol Del AUTO DESCRIPTIONS TALLY The sheriff said tonight reports of the mysterious couple and the automobile, which coincided with the machine seen by Jim Milam, H Paso trucker, near where the bodies were found, impressed him as the most Important lead develop- ed in the week-old search. Reports from Del Rio to Sheriff Fax said the man blonde wo- man were seen there within the last week riding In a car. bearing a white triangle and printing on the side. It carried Texas and New Mexico license plates. Recalling the description of the car following the Prome machine, as furnished by Milam, Sheriff Fox asserted; I feel certain the machine, which probably was driven Into Mexico, Is ths murder BOARDS SON'ORA BUS The search turned to Sonora, M miles north of Del Rio, this after- noon when Deputy Sheriff C. W. Taylor reported a Monde woman answering the description of the woman 'seen at Del Rio abandoned car there under mysterious cir- cumstances. Carrying four pieces of expensive luggage, the woman took a bus for San Antonio. Through license plates, however, the car was identified is register- ed to a Los Angeles resident whose possible connection. with the case was dismissed. J1 Sheriff Tbx expresjed UJeVppfnion -the ;the murdej 7 car IVad separated at Del had arranged a San Antonio. Allred Doubles Frame Reward AUSTIN, James V. Allred.tonight doubled his previous reward for informa- tion leading to the arrest and con- viction of the slayer or Mrs. W: G. Frome and her daugh- ter, Nancy, West Texas .torture mur- der victims.- In addition to the P.OOO. the gov- ernor offered for information leading to recovery of missing bag- gage, clothing arid personal effects of the California women. Rewards offered by private citizens bring the total to State' police laboratory techni- cians Indicated unofficially bullets removed from the rlcCim' heads probably were fired from the same gun. The tests, however, were not con- clusive, being only preliminary in nature. tral1 of killers for Wt 0" tne Eighth Victim Of Gas Fumes Revives PAMPA, April I. Mar- tin, lone survivor from asphyxiation of eight persons who sought warmth in a snow-bound oil field home, re- gained consciousness today and physicians said he probably would recover, First reported to have lost his life also In the tragedy. Martin was carried with great difficulty over highways deep In snow to a hos- pital in Pampa for Ireatment. He was barely breathing when neigh- bors broke down a door to the home and found It filled with fumes from burning gas stoves. WAR REFUGEE John G. Honeycombe, above, of Los Angeles, who acted as political commissar of Washington and Lincoln bat- talion of one of the Spanish loyalist. International reached- Jrance with a story that.; only a few hundred of Americans who in Spain as volunteers were still .alive. PARIS, April mier-Dwifliate Mard Dalartler Who. warned'a ''strong government1 wouw begin; to rule France 'by noon today, faced! Increasing threats of disorder'in'Paris. A leftist demonstration -the "red the capital's and communistic districts Was au- thorized by the outgoing govern- ment late last night despite his on- position. Leaders of Ihe "red of workers have ordered a march on Paris boulevards under the red flag Marx Dormoy, minister of the In- terior In Leon Blum's defunct gov- ernment, used the power which is his until'a new government is Jorrh- ed to overrule a police ban on the demonstration In open defiance ol Daladier's expressed, disapproval. Troops were held ready In their garrisons to aid police and mobile juards to enforce order if necessary Socialist leaders, who held a long conference with the premier-desig- nate, said planned to de- mand full decree powers In the eco- nomic and financial field for six months. He Is said to be prepared to mee- Ihe financial crkis with in loan and loans from abroad if nec- essary, The senate's flat refusal to give Blum decree powers wrecked two socialist governments but observers said they believed If Daladier's cab Inet should be as strong as he has Indicated It would be, he would have no trouble In getting such powers for himself- FOR HUNGRY Ticket Sales For Benefit Milk Fund Play Net Monday evening's stage perform- ance at A. C. C. for benefit of the P.-T. A. milk fund has turned Into virtually a city-wide offensive to raise funds to provide undernour- ished children with milk. Led by the A. C. C. senior class and Salesmanship club, many other groups have enlisted in the sale of tickets fcr the excellent comedy j "Putting It to be staged at' Scwell auditorium tomorrow be- ginning at 8 p. m. It Is the annual stage production of the A. C. C. sen- iors. When presented recently its success was outstanding. When the milk fund became depleted the ac- tors and the class offered to give it again for benefit of the fund. Par- cnt-Tcschcr officials, school chil- dren throughout the city, the Boos- ters club and others are selling tickets at 25 and 50 cents. Total advance sales had passed yes- terday afternoon, and reports has not been received from the P.T. A. presidents, school principals and Boosters cliib. Mrs. Edith C. Smith, Mxretary- trcasurtr of the fund, announced three new pifts yesterday. They were: Dr. Mrs. J. M. F, GUI, O; BERNARD SHEL.4XSKV a Burglar for the Milk Mrs. J. Soule McDaniel. Friendly Fifty club of I. M. Radford Grocery Co., 515. Nine prominent members of the senior class are contributing their time and efforts for this cause Leading roles of the play are car- ried by OHs Gamer, class president, and Katherine Roberson. Gamer from Quanah, plays a double role Miss Roberson Is the daughter of Dr. Charles H. Roberson, head of the Bible department at A. C. C, and Mrs. Roberson. Others in the cast are O. H. Tallman, Port Dal- housie, Ontario; Clarence Bailey Abilene; Geraldlne McCaleb, Cor- dell. Okla.: La Nelle Carulhers, and Bernard Shelansky, Roscoe, Rotcoc Nottingham, Abilene. and Gamer's roles are those of Jack Steward and Tom Browne; that of Miss Roberson Is Eva Lou. Tall- man plays Colonel Lane, Baley plays the role of Lannon. Notting- ham Is Dalntry, Miss McCaleb is Orrence and Miss Carruthers, Mrs Lane Turner. Edgar Lee, a burglar, Is played by Shelansky, who fin- ished a splendid career last fall In the backficld of the A. C. C. foot- ball team. Committee Of Both Houses To Act On Measure Hope Act Without Profits Taxes Will Be Business Tonicf WASHINGTON, April 9 (AP) A Ux revijion bill, overhauled by Mnato finance committee in ari announced effort to encouragej bniineu, went through the sen. today without an audibli ''no" vote, Shorn from the measure was administration's tax on undistribut- ed much criticized by busl- ness; and the capital galrj tax was sharply modified. A joint conference committee now will seek to adjust differences be- tween the senate measure and a far fiifferent bill passed by the house. rejected the olteni offered proposals of Senator La Foltette (Prog-Wb) to broaden Income tax and Increase surtax rates on fadiylduif Incomes. FARM BENEFITS REJECTED Earlier, the chamber killed, 53 to 34, a proposal by' Senator (D-Ida) to raise an. nually for additional farm through the imposition of processi ing taxes on field com, wheat, cot- ton, tobacco, rice and synthetis fibers. Pope and Senator Conally CD'- Tex) argued this revenue should be added to the now available for farm benefits, else agriculture purchasing power wouli fall far below that- of industrial workers. -Sponsors' of the senate bill reluctant predict, the outoomi oSFmmlttee" eoni ment: r narit -ot )jy senate ftciWs Claim Gains Sea coast HENDAYE, Ifrance (At the Span- ish April insurgents announced advances te'- nlght 'against a government army fighting desperately to protect its lifeline Mediterrnaean coast high- ways. In the southern wing of the In- lurgent arrriy driving to separate northeastern Spain from the rest of government territory word came that insurgent advance guards had fought their! way into suburbs of San Mateo, less than ten miles from the sea. Report Greek Ship Severed In Atlantic LONDON, April Lloyd's fcday reported its ValenUa station had picked up distress signals re- porting ttvo Greek steamer Mount Kyilene had been broken iri two by an explosion far out In the) east Atlantic. "Ship broken in two by both parts separate." said the mes- sage relayed to VilenUa by tha United steamer American, Merchant. The damaged steamer reported her position as several hundred miles due north ot the Azores. File Murder Charges SILSBEE, Tex.. April Murder charges were filed today against Frank G. Vaughn, disbarred Beaumont attorney, In connection with the slaying ol Willie Hay, 33- year-old negro whose skeleton was fished from well today. Two Lions Added At Abilene Zoo Male And Female Come From Coast Two African lions for Abilens zoo arrived yesterday from Stock- ton, California. Jaunty and somewhat tired from the trip via rail, the two-year-old cats, tipping the scales at 6-30 pounds were turned over to G. W. Baggett, zoo keeper. However, on hand to give the animals a once- over were City Commissioner L. A. Sadler, Mayor W. Hair and Gib Sar.deTcr, who was Instrumental In securing the pair. The lions, a male and female, were shipped here by Dr. W. L. Wil- llimfon. veterinarian, recognized authority of zoo animals. He U planning the million dollar zoo at San Francisco. Last year while In California with the Cowboy band. Sandcfer visited Dr. Williamson. The latter prom- ised to the band manager ft lion for the local zoo. Yesterday the lion arrived in company vtth a playmate. Their father U i MO- pound Nubian! I ;