Abilene Reporter News, April 11, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 11, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas fflfc Abilene Sporter"WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES,"-Byron VOL LYU, NO. 323. AsMcUtad PKN (ATIABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, APRIL ll, 1938 -TEN PAGES. CWUd pun (CFI PRICE 5 CENTS « IN ATTACK ON RECESSION AND UNEMPLOYMENT- FDR Hikes Relief Estimate, Asks Rail Freeze Damage To Small Grain Revealed Light Only Vegetables And Fruits Are Heavy Sufferers Unmindful of last week's subfreezing weather that took a heavy toll of fruit and vegetables and caused light damage to small grain, farmers started work anew this week. Checkups over the weekend revealed a surprising low loss of small grain. Previous estimates of the damage in this territory and other portions of Texas were much too high, according to reports today. In fields of wheat the percentage of stalks killed W’as low. leaving enough to assure another splendid yield this season with adequate rainfall. Only fruits and vegetables suffered heavily. There is a general Pared bY Thomas E. Dewey, dis- WHITNEY SENTENCED FIVE TO IO YEARS FOR GRAND LARCENY Penalty Imposed On Guilty Pleas By Former Stock Exchange President NEW YORK. April ll.—GF)—Richard Whitney, bankrupt broker and former president of the New York stock exchange, was sentenced today to serve from five to ten years in prison for grand larceny. Whitney, whose brokerage firm. Richard Whitney & Company, failed March 8. had pleaded guilty to two indictments charging first degree grand larceny in the misuse of securities entrusted to his care by the New York Yacht club and members >1 his family. Judge Owen W. Bohan, in general sessions, sentenced Whitney to the five to ten year sentence on each indictment, the sentences to run concurrently. Whitney, who at no time since his financial crash stunned Wall street—his firm had done considerable business for J. P. Morgan & company—had shown any outward sign of emotion, took the w'ords of Judge Bohan calmly. He will serve the sentence in Sing Sing prison. His attorney, Charles H. Tuttle, made a long plea for leniency. Judge Bohan, however, had before him a lengthy memorandum, pre- opinion a small percent of pecans will survive and the berries will put out again. Some late maturing fruits, such as* apples, may produce a light yield. Otherwise the loss is IOO percent. STOCK LOSS SMALL The death loss to livestock was appreciably small. No grown animals were reported dead and at least 50 percent of lambs andkids bom during the cold weather survived trict attorney, recommending "substantial punitive sentence.” Under the time off for good behavior system, a five to ten year sentence can be completed in about three and one half years. Whitney would be eligible for parole. however, after serving two years and eight months of his sentence. TAKEN TO TOMBS— Immediately after sentence was passed Whitney was taken across After a week of inactivity, things ' bridge of sighs from the will begin to move with precision. Shearing of sheep will start late in criminal courts building to the Tombs prison and locked up in a the week and continue through ground floor cell not far from Anson Launches Oil Ass n Drive Hay. The movement of wool during past weeks has been lively at 18 to 20 cents per pound at which level the unshorn w’ool is expected to sell. Mohair prices hang around 25 and 35 cents, with some mohair being repot red sold at 40 cents per pound. Cattlemen are beginning the spring roundups and many previously contracted calves will be loaded out from now until June 15 for northern points. A high where Robert Irwin, young sculptor. is being held for trial for the Easter Sunday killings of Veronica Gideon, model, her mother and a lodger. Whitney was seethed Rn wwagons and money. He had no weapons and "no money." Authorities inter- Committees For Two Organizations To Canvass Town ICC Committee Report Is Sent With Request Hints Executive Agencies Should Be Combined WASHINGTON, April ll.— (AP) — President Roosevelt asked congress today for “some immediate legislation” to forestall prospective operating difficulties of the railroads, but made no specific recommendations. MERGER ‘COMMON SENSE’ He gave the legislators a strong hint, however, that he believed any long-time legislation should provide for incorporation of all ex-ecutive agencies dealing with 11 ! transportation in one department. ■J This, he said, "would seem to be the part of common sense.” At the same time he sent to the | legislators the report of the three* * man committee of the interstate ; commerce commission he had asked to study the railroad situation and comments made on the re-i port by Secretary Morgenthau. Chairman Jesse H. Jones of the Reconstruction Corporation, railway executives, labor officials and others. This report recommended as methods of affording immediate relief: That $300,000,000 be made available from government funds for the purchase of railroad equipment, the equipment to be the security for advances. That the RFC be empowered for 12 months to make railway loans without certification by the interstate commerce commission that the railroad can meet its fixed charges. That other forms of government credit be considered. That government traffic pay the CLIMAX TO SCHOOL ROMANCE FOR SAMMY AND BRIDE Legislation Billion Quarter —Photo by Willis Studio, Sweetwater Climax of a romance started in Sweetwater high school that flourished at Texas Christian university in the years that the bridegroom was gaining national football fame came Sunday afternoon in Sweetwater ..when Edmonia Smith, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Gary L. Smith, became the bride of Sam Adrain Baugh. The ceremony, at the home of the bride s parents is pictured here. The minister is the brides father. Baugh and his bride are on a honeymoon of a few days before he returns to Columbus O., where he is to open the baseball season at shortstop with the American asso ciation club, to which he was sent by the St. Louis Cardinals. Last season he was super-star of the Washington Redskins, national champions of professional football, '’’’he wedding was a quiet affair, with no attendants, and a small group of relatives and close friends attending. Milk Fund Play Tickets Pushed Tutting It Over' Goes On Boards At ACC Tonight PICKUP ORDERS FLASHED FOR I FROME SUSPECTS IN COUPE Black Coupe Last Sighted Passing Through Round Rock; Hunt Ordered Seen As Need For 7 Months Conferees Agree $50,000,000 More Required For CCC WASHINGTON, April ll.— (AP)—President Roosevelt and congressional and departmental leaders agreed today a $1,« 250,000,000 appropriatiou would be needed for work relief for the first sever, months of the fiscal year beginning July I as the first move in the administration's attack on recession and unemployment. SPECIAL MESSAGE DUE The appropriation, to be recommended in a special message to congress In the next few days, would be for WPA alone. It compares with a budget estimate of $1.« 000,000.000, submitted to congress in January to cover the entire new fiscal year and $1,750,000,000 being spent for WPA and other relief activities this fiscal year. The White House conference also agreed an additional $50,000,000 should be appropriated for the Civilian Conservation corps for tho next fiscal year. This would enabla the CCC to maintain its existing 1,250 camps. Otherwise, democratic leaders saki, 300 camps would havg to be abandoned July I. Senate Leader Barkley, speaking for the conferees said the conference did not discuss the proposed expenditure of $1,500,000,000 for “pump priming” public works. He said this would be taken up later. Some advisers have recommended it to the president. ROLLS AT 2,606,000 Barkley said the $1,250,000,000 for work relief would be earmarked for WPA alone with the under- ANSON, pret "no money” as meaning less named by April ll.— Committees the Anson Lions club and the chamber of commerce today began a drive to obtain a representative associate membership here than $10 or none at all. An hour after he was locked up ^    be was sitting motionless, appar- ___________„ _______________ percent of cattle remaining in this 1    °n hlS CeU for the West Central Texas OU & country are contracted. The prices * &corTimS lunch. have ranged from 6 1-2 cents for j    ~    - reifers to 8 cents for steers. A    T    r few sales of 8 1-4 cents per pound •▼•©SSCngGr I O V36V1* Garcia Gravely III have teen reported on choice steers that solo by the head. Thousands of lambs will be offered for sale out of the wool within the next six weeks. There has been a decline in price In that field. Shorn lambs are bringing 6 to 6 1-2 cents now and producers expert little variation. Gas association. Movement was started last Wednesday when J. C. Watson, assistant to the organization's president, out- DALLAS, April ll.—UP)— Slate police headquarters were advised shortly after noon by state highway patrol headquarters at Austin to Ticket    sales were being pushed    start an    immediate hunt for a    man    and woman in a black coupe last w —V    pn„rcp.ipfll,v thi<l    mnrntri7    u„    »    ieen at Round Rock, Texas, today for questioning    in    the    d-scrt slayings full rate by eliminating land grant    i ener$eUcalIy bhls    morning    bj    A. : 0j Mrv Weston Frome and her daughter, Nancy, reductions.    .    C. C. seniors and other studqjits for j Pickup orders w re bi idea.; over the Dallas police radio station, 'standing that it must last until The    committee members    —Com-    tonight's    P-T A. Milk Fund bene-    RVP.    j    February    I,    1939. missloners Walter M. W Splawn, Im norfnrmanre nf th* cnmprir . Tl1** C0UP^’ report said, was traveling in a black coupe, make > w* «»,h th» Joseph B. Eastman and Charles D dLma"PutSnTltOver” atA rr u?knoirn    reports    were    that    they    had    not been sighted Mahaffie—said they did    not feel    ™ nailing it over at A. c.    C.    aft«r passing through Round Rock. 15 miles north    of    Austin. justified in expressing an opinion audlt°rium, 8 p. rn.    •    “    — on whether railroad wages should    The students have been unusual-    AAyStGry    LGttSr I O be reduced. Without making a    ly successful thus far, reporting    \A/r\m£>ri    ic Cai mUf definite recommendation, they sug-    $300 in advance sales Saturday eve-    VVOmen    1 S ->OUgnr gested that congress consider .    ..I    _ changing the bankruptcy    laws to    ”in£ P™f',J' E    Freeman    of    A.    EL PASO. April ll.- <UP> - permit    establishment of    special    rVa    ° 1S assls“ng tbe senior    Sheriff's    officials today sought    the courts to handle railroad reorgan ization. SAN FRANCISCO. Anril ll.— (UP)—ol. Andrew Summers Rowan, 81, the man who carried the message to Garcia” 40 years ago in Cuba, was seriously ill in Letterman general hospital here today. _ His rib was broken in a fall Thursday. Col. Rowan was 41 years old lined objectives of the oil association LONG-TERM PROGRAM to members of the Lions club in j The j c c committee recoin weekly meeting. At that time. Owen mended as a long term program: Themas was named chairman of the Lions committee, which Includes UU Group Selects Abilene For Parley McCraw Talks At Inaugural Ten Abilene members of the International Typographical Union attended the inaugural session of the organization yesterday at Fort Worth and saw Abilene chosen the next meeting place of the North Texas conference October 9.    I    WASHINGTON, April IL-MA- The group heard Attorney Gen- i The Brown-Crummer invp-itmm* one1 «irtaSntfi£iaWf deClaHre' T° comPan>' of Wichita. Has., failed in benefited from disorder the supreme court today in its ef- J. H. Warren, Rex Reddell and J. H. Fry. W. S. Pope, Jr., was appointed chairman of the chamber of commerce committee at a meeting of directors. Others in the group are I. That a federal transportation Aerially    when    their    sal es are reported. See RAILS, Pg. IO, Col. I when he performed the feat that John Purif°y- °mar T Burleson made his name a household word , and °tu* Sosebee- G D Triplett, The “message to Garcia which he secretary of the chamber of com carried throuh the Jungles to Gen eral Juan Garcia commander of the Cuban army of independence, was the assurance the United States was ready to aid the Cubans in their battle for freedom from the domination of Spain. Brown-Crummer Loses Hamlin Suit mere?, will cooperate with both groups in a canvass of the town, for which teams have been named as follows: North side of the squire: Redell and Sosebee; South Commercial avenue, Thomas and Warren; Court house and east side of square. Purifoy and Burleson; west side of J square. Pope and Fry. I    " Boys' Livestock On Display In Colorado COLORADO, April ll—Vocation- class in arrangements, said reports , , ,    „ had not been received from the 0r^8^n a mysterious letter recity school principals, the P-T.A. * solved by Mrs. Weston G. Frome presidents and the Booster club, but t In her hotel room    a short while that he expected the receipts to be    before she and    her daughter. Nancy, left El Paso to meet their death in the West Texas desert. Tickets will be on sale at the au- J Hotel employes divulged to Sher-dltorium box office tonight, at 50 Mf Chris P. Fox that a letter was and 25 cents.    delivered to Mrs. Frome about an Tile play, originally presented hour before the women left the several weeks ago as the seniors* j hotel March 30. annual stage production, is    being    A    chambermaid in the    room xrmir    vrtoi^    a    n    11    r.    repeated voluntarily, for benefit of    when the letter was    opened said it NEW    YORK,    April    ll.—h^P)    the fund to buy milk for under-    apparently upset    both women Election of the Odessa, Texas, j privileged children in the schools greatly. Dailj Bulletin to membership in 1    here. All money taken in    will go    "I    would like to find out    who into the fund.    sent    that letter, and what it    con- Otis Garner, class president, tained." Sheriff Fox said. “It may plays a double role, as the leading have a great bearing on a motive Press Ass'n Elects Odessa Bulletin Trio Arrested In Meter Looting Loss From Thefts Approaches $100, Police Reveal He said the increased fund would preserve WPA rolls at approximately 2,600,000. Without tho added money, he said, 400.000 persons would have to be cut off the rolls. Labor leaders and the United States conference of mayors have contended 3.500,000 persons would have to be given Jobs. Asked about this, Barkley said any additional needy unemployed over the present 0hrollment of 2.600.000 would be taken care of under the pump priming program. He added when congress returned in January to would be able to ascertain what the needs were beyond February I. "We are simply preserving the situation as it is,” he said. ’ None of this program is pump priming.’* the Associated Press was announced today by the press association. Starting today the Bulletin, published by Jack Nolan, will receive | male member of the cast and Kath-by telegraph news dispatches on Texas, national and world events. and bitterness. Organized labor hast f0rt ^ compel the City of Hamlin al agriculture and 4-H club boys IS* 4? »nf W a>f' ?KCanJ° fuurther-' Tex„ to account for money due on of Mltche11 county placed on ex and it Will go further bv Chartine • nm cnn i ______hihitinn trviav thnir rhnirp <*alvp< go further by charting i „ ,no.600 Issue of waterworks bonds its course wisely and reasonably.] The W;h cour| „tuMd to pMJ Your organization has set a fine example in co-operation between employer and employe." L. H. Kreigbaum of Wichita aFlls was elected president of the conference. M. M. Jones, Abilene, was named on the executive committee, made up of one member from each union. Those attending from Abilene were. E. L. Whitaker, Harry Evans, VV. F. Bisbee, R. M. Thompson, H. M. Lackey, W. K. Reed, M M Jones, Tommy Grant, M. H. Pruitt and L. J. Mathews. upon a decision of the fifth circuit court of appeals that the bond issue, of which the Brown-Crummer firm is trustee, was invalid because it had not been authorized by a vote of the city electors. Scarborough and Ely of Abilene were attorneys for the city of Hamlin. hibition today their choice calves, lambs and pigs in the annual livestock show held here. F. C. Shillingburg. local agriculture teacher, and B. J. B skin, county gent, were in charge of arrangements. High Court Refuses Cotton Act Review GOP Publicity Chief lOOF's, Rebekahs Set For Session Association Has One-Day Meet Set Between 75 and IOO visitors are expected here Tuesday for a convention of the West Texas I OOF and Rebekahs association. Registration starts at 9 a. rn. at j the IOOF hall, to be followed by a morning program open to the public. City and lodge officials will give greetings to guests, and the meeting will be in charge of VV W. Porter of Colorado, association president. Afternoon business will include election of officers and selection of trine Roberson has the leading feminine role. Mrs. A. B Morris. I that the real motive for the alav- Theft of money from the parking meters in downtown Abilene has plagued police for more than a week, with the loss approaching FDR Confers On In fact, the first trouble came Shelving Proposals during the Christmas holidays, j when ll meters were looted for    WASHINGTON,    April    ll— about $5. Then Saturday night, a    President    Roosevelt    called    in his for the slaying*.”    I    week    ago,    42    meters    were    robbed,    congressional lieutenants today to Fox has content ed for some time and the loss ran an estimated $75, consider whether to sidetrack more director of the play. said following ♦he first presentation of the play that she had never seen any com ings of the two women has never been closely approached. “Every theory' that has been ad- edy anywhere that was better re- vanced is too full of holes to hold ceived by an audience. In Sundays Reporter-News it was erroneously stated that Bernard Shelansky has the role of a burglar in the play; this role is played by Edgar Lee. Shelansky has another part. WASHINGTON. April 11.—(UP) I.. -The supreme court today denied r ThJ^ wni be* • Negress Charged In Fatal Shooting Johnnie V. Brown, 20-year-old negr ess, Monday morning was charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting Sunday afternoon of R. L. Washington, negro. Examining trial before Justice of Peace Th co Ash was waived and bond wps set at $2,500. The accused woman was arrest- water," he said. "I think that bitter hatred and revenge was the motivation. Onlv that accounts for the torture and brutality,” Fox pointed out that the letter may have been a warning to the women from enemies directly connected with the slaving. CHANGE HOTEL PLANS In checking the women* route , here from their home In Berkeley. Calif., investigators in Phoenix, Ariz. have found the women stayed at the Sea Breeze auto court on the night of March 24. instead of See FROME, Pg. IO. Col. 2 To Rule On Football WASHINGTON. April ll representing practically a week’s collect tens on the meters robbed. Saturday, then, Treasurer Bryan Ball and Tiny Gooch, the policeman assigned to parking meter collections, checked every meter in town, collecting all the nickels. That, Just in case there should be another “haul.” Their hunch apparently was right. Seventy three meters were opened Saturday night and Sunday, but the loot didn't go more than $10. On his beat. City Patrolman R. L. Buster arrested three young men. after watching them take the money from four meters. They were using a key of their own fashioning. That had its aftermath in Justice of Peace Theo's Ash’s court this morning. Three non-residents, Lloyd Huffman, 21; Delmus Bailey, i UP)— 21. and R E. McClain, 24, pleaded of his legislative program in viewr of the government reorganization defeat. Tin’ White House meeting in midmorning was preliminary to another conference of government officials concerning relief needs and the possible establishment of a $1,- See FDR. Pf. IO, Col. 5 What Is Your NEWS I. a? od by city officers at 401 Cherry The supreme court today agreed to guilty to theft of the money from The Weather costs the federal government's petition    e    *    4    supper    at    6:30    street,    scene    of    the    shooting,    about    study the question of whether in- the four meters. They were each WASHINGTON, April ll.—(UP> that It review constitutionality of ^"tel tote followed by aimmortal    P*-en* ^collegiate football, as engaged rn assessed a fine of $200 and court —Franklyn Waltman. Jr., chief of Bankhead cotton control act, I service in charge of the local * Refile Washington Post's national repealed by congress in 1936 imme- bekah lodge Close sessions of the news staff, was appointed director , diately after tile high court invali- groups follow. Odd Fellows at the of publicity for the republican na- dated the agricultural adjustment local hall and Rebekahs in tile tional committee today. act. route to the hospital, death being by state universities, is 'an essen-caused by two wounds from a .32 tial governmental function” or caliber pistol. According to police there were five shots fired. gigantic commercial activity." About $1.50 in nickels was See THEFTS. Pf. IO. CoL 4 crystal room. APILENE and vicinity: Partly cloudy and cooler tonight; Tuesday generally (sir West Texas: Partly cloudy toniRht and Tuesday, cooler in north portion tonight; »armer In extreme north portion Tuesday East Texan Partly cloudy, warmer In extreme east, cooler In northwest portion tonight; Tuesday generally (air. cooler In northeast portion. Highest temperature yesterday ....74 Lowest temoerature this morning . 54 TEMPERATURES RANKS THINNED BY INFIRMITIES— Only Handful Of Vets lo Return To Gettysburg Bun. Mon. CLOUDY >rv thermometer Vi t thermometer iMiitlvc humidity J p. rn am. I .... 67 56 a ...... 7(1 55 a ...... 72 56 4 ...... 74 56 5 ...... 73 55 8 ...... 72 54 7 ...... 68 54 8 ...... 63 55 9 ...... 62 58 in ...... 61 60 ii ... . 39 62 I Midnight . • • • . 57 I Noon ... . 67 Sunrise .. • • .6 15 Sun-'t ... .7:03 ■WIT. 7 a m. 11:38 nm 72* Si* 7(1* 19» 42* ,V • ti SU 34 GETTYSBURG, Pa.. April ll. — Th—Only a straggly line of the thousands who braved cannon bal! and rifle shot in the Civil war will return to this hallowed battlefield this summer for the reunion of the Blue and the Gray. Illness and infirmities have cut deeply into their ranks, those in charge of the celebration said today in announcing that but 1,310 of the remaining 7,000 veterans would be able to attend the 75th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, June 29 to July 5. Most of them are in their 90s and a u*\v are past the century mark but their spirit Is that of youth. "If it's all right to do so, I prefer to travel by air,” Joseph Walter Bricker of Los Angeles wrote to the Pennsylvania Memorial commission which has been recleving the written acceptances of the veterans. The acceptances arp vignettes of sentiment, comradeship, pathos and humor. “Can't come, can get no eom- panv,” Henry Gorhman, OO. of Burbank, Calif., wrote. "I was born in Germany, raised in Wisconsin. brought up in California, lived happily in Texas. Homesteaded I n Minnesota, grasshopper in Kansas, divorced in New Mexico, served in the army and dug gold in Arizona 14 years.”— “IU be there if I have to crawl,” said a letter from John Young, 87, of Pine Bluff, Ark. The federal government is providing transportation, housing and food for all the veterans making the pilgrimage. 2 Escape Coleman Jail; One Retaken with on Jimmie Lockhart, charged burglary, and Ike Hale, held auto theft complaint escaped from the Coleman county jail last night by forcing open a scuttle hole door to tile jail room and sliding down to the ground on blankets. Both are Coleman youths. Early today. Brownwood officers telephoned that Lockhart had been arrested, and that Hale was being sought in tile railroad yards there. Postmaster Named WASHINGTON. April ll.— V— President Roosevelt sent to the senate today the following postmaster nomination:    Texas:    Westbrook Margaret E. Lasse ter. Industrialist Goes To Office— Henry Fords Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary,- Informal Party Set Tonight DEARBORN, Mich., April ll — (UPi—The Henry Fords celebrated their golden wedding anniversary today, commemorating the day when he, a gawky youth of 23. and she, Clara Bryant, a plump girl of day. They had been childhood sweethearts but their courtship was in the winter of 1387, when Ford returned from the city where he had been earning $2.50 a week and what extra money he could make repair-19. who lived or an adjoining farm, j ing watches at nights, and accepted took the vows in the presence of his father's offer of a few acres of their families assembled in the par- timbered land if he would stay at lor.    home and settle down. Ford planned to be in his office The billionaire industrialist's sen-as usual, but an informal party will timentaj attachment for barn be held tonight at the home of Ed- i dances, fiddlers’ contests andneigh-sel Ford, their only son. A few close borhood box suppers dates from friends and members of the {ann- that winter of his courtship with lies were invited.    Clara Bryant, when "Turkey in the It also was Mrs. Fords 69th birth- i Straw” was the popular tune. Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question. IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80 good. Answers on page 2. I. Identify this Pennsylvania mayor. What Job is he after? 2 Will the German canal connecting the Rhine and the Danube rivers provide an inland waterway between <a> th,e North and the Black seas, (b) the Baltic and the Adriatic, or (c> the North and the Eagcan? 3. U. S. mobilization plans call for recruiting 300,000 men during the first month of the next war. True or false? 4. What question about the proposed child labor amendment did the supreme court agree to study? 5. President Roosevelt’s sjc-ond term has been marked by bitter congressonal fights against two of his major proposals. Name them. ;