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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES, SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS FT ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY 1938.-TEN PAGES. VOL. LVII, NO. 324. PRICE 5 CENTS Nation's Eyes Turned On IHini Election Today Outcome Seen As Evidence Of New Deal's Strength CHICAGO, April quar- terlejs light lor domination of the democratic party In Illinois pits Gov. Henry Homer's organization against the faction In state-wide primary elections to- morrow. A force of regular and spec lal police and at least watch ers was recruited -lor duty at Chicago polls. Both factions joined hi the un- usual precautions against violence amid reports of two and a shooting and conflicting Inter- pretations of the election laws. National Commlttcenvsn P. A. Nash, who shares leadership of the Chicago organization with Mayor Edward J, Kelley. instructed his watchers to challenge republican voters who seek to cast-a demo- cratic- ballot. Nash contended all who voled Republican in the 1936 primary must do likewise In this election. Gov. Homer appealed to republicans to aid in "smashing the Kelly-Mash machine" by switch- ing to the democratic side. Horncr and Uic Chicago board of election commissioners insisted such action was permlssablp. BIO. VOTE SEEN Republican chieftains urged the G. O. P. faithful to stay out of the democratic- struggle and compile a huge vote as a protest against the new deal In the nation's first primary. Both parties will nominate candi- dates for U. S. senator, 21 congress- men, including two at large, three state offices and places in the state legislature. Estimates of the vote ransed be- tween and Seeks 'Child' Earnings of JACKIE COOGAN SUES PARENTS FOR FORTUNE LOS ANGELES, April Jackie Coogan, the "kid" of the silent screen, filed suit today against his mother and stepfather, demanding that they, turn over to him four million dollars worth of property and assets earned as a film star. Coogan, now 23 yearr old, set forth he Is virtually de- pendent upon his small earnings in 'occasional pictures. His mother, he charged, was under I he undue influence of her present husband, Arthur L. Bern- stein. "I have waited patiently for some time for my mother and Mr. Bern- stein to make an accounting to me of my Coogan set forth. -JSC3IE CUC G AN "I owe a duty to my wife and to myself not to wait longer x x x I am satisfied If she (his mother) were not under the Influence of Mr. Bernstein, she would have a proper accounting to tne long ago. If my father had lived, no contro- versy would ever have rfsen." Cooganrs father was killed In an automobile crash In 1935. Mrs. Coogan subsequently married Bern- stein, formerly Coogan's counsellor. Jackie was married recently to Betty Grable, film actress. Superior Judge Emmet Wilson ap- pointed a temporary receiver for Coosan's assets and those of his mother and Bernstein and set April 20 as a date for a hearing. WITH FD'S Solons Get Rail Problem Iritain Says Politics lehind Oil Seizures MEXICO CITY, April Great Britain charged in a note made public tonight that Mexico was motivated by "political in expropriating the foreign oil Industry. u The note, presented'the Mexjcari' government last Friday by Owen SI. Clair O'Malley. Britain's min- ister to Mexico, demanded return of the properties of British-owned companies taken over March 18. O'Malley said he expected the Mexican government 'to reply to- morrow. It was believed generally Mexico would reject the British protest. The disclosure of the 'strong stand taken by Britain Increased speculation in- diplomatic quarters over likelihood of a rupture in diplomatic relations between the two nations, in the event of Mexi- co's expected rejection of the de- mands for return of British prop- erties. Rebels Progress !H Drive Toward Sea HENDAYE, France (At the Span- ish April ish insurgents striving to open a filrect way to Barcelona today swept into La Rapita, controlling import- ant crossroads in Lerida province. La Rapita Is 14 miles northeast of the city of Lerida. The fierce government resistance which disputed the insurgent cross- ing of the Segre river at Balaguer, near La Rapita, yesterday diminish- ed as Generalissimo Francisco Franco's forces pushed east. Local Part !n WTGC Meet To Be Planned Group Named To Arrange Details Plans for organizing Ab'lene's participation In the annual con- vention of the West Texas- cham- ber of commerce in Wichita Falls April 25, 26 and 27 will be Wade Wednesday evening at o'clock Britain Acts To Close Italo Pad Recognition Of Ethiopia Prime Issue In Talks LONDON, April 1 Britain laid Uie groundwork today for a new friendship with Italy which she hoped would wean Pre- mier Benito Mussolini from his working agreement with Adolf Hit- I ler. She showed her willingness to re- ccgntee conquest against which in 1335 she led the league of Nation's 52-country boycott of Italy. Recognition of Italy's African em- pire is one of the chief terms of the Anglo-Italian friendship agreement being drafted In Rome, i 'Without waiting for formal slgn- taf the British govern- ment1 asked the League of Nations to put the Question of Ethiopia .on the agenda of the league council meeting opening May 9. Britain intends to request that the league free Its members of the pledge not to recognize the results of the Italian conquest. Formal re- cognition of Ethiopia as Italian then could follow. France's new government, headed by Edouard Daladfer, was expected to act quickly to seek better rela- tions with Italy in an apparent move by the two democracies to draw Rome away from the Berlin influence. ROME, April The draft ins of the Anglo-Italian accord be- gan today while diplomats spec- ulated on the effect it might have on the Rome-Berlin axis. Count GaleazM Ciano, Italian foreign minister, and the Earl of Perth, British ambassador to Rome lield their last formal discussions yesterday prior to turning their work over to expert drafters. From usually well-informed sour- ces it was reported the govemmenl was anxious to relax the bonds which have tied fascism and nazi- Isni. The German annexation of Aus- tria brought German troops to the Brenner pass and aroused Italians in all walks of life to such a pitcl that de-spite repeated assurances from both Heiclisfuchrer Hitler ant Premier Mussolini they are avowed- ly skeptical. GENEVA. April The Brllish move to bring the Italo Ethiopian question before thi League of Nations was viewed her tonight as possibly an effort Jc bring Italy back Into the league. LUCKY DOG at Ihe Woolen hotel. President J. C. Hunter of the Abilene chamber of commerce yes- terday appointed H city-wide com- mlttea to handle all phases of Abi- lene's convention preparations. Designating E. H. Moore as chair- Kan, Hunter announced the follow- ing members: Victor Behrems Robert Cannon, J. A. Fincher, E. W. Berry, Ed Crispin. J. W. Bate- man. C. D. Knight, R, B. Leach, Howard McMahon. Ed Stewart, J, T. Heynic. Roland Jones, Mrs. J. M, Had ford. Mrs. R. A. Maddox. Abilene this year has a much greater responsibility to Ilie WTCC ar.d Its convention than ever 02- foie. Chairman Moor- pointed out appealed to every member ol the committee to attend the Wed- hcsday evening meeting. Tills 'city's responsibility is great- er. Moore said, because It has bc- the headquarters cily of the WTCC siifce the last convention and. as such, should put forth Its clforls to contribute to success of the ccnvcatlon. Too. the Abilene cli cc.mmcrc? It will This little puppy somehow survived five minutes of gas in the San Antonio city pound lethal chamber, from which 17 other dogs were taken Mrs. Melba Patterson, secretary of the animal defense league, holds him. Pound attendants concluded the dog, like the others, had been legally "ex- and that there was nothing more to be done about it. Senate Okehs BiU On Postmasterships WASHINGTON, April The senate adopted today a bill pro- viding for appointment of first, sec- ond and third class postmasters for eight-year terms. Colorado Boys Show 42 Calves By HARRY HOLT COLORADO, April of enthusiastic stockmen gatherc here today for a glimpse of choic livestock on exhibition in the firs annual Colorado Fat Stock show sponsored by the locnl chamberTf i commerce. Colorado Future Farmer boys won major honors in the show In com- petition witli Mitchell county 4-H club boys and other FFA members of the county. Previously the vent had been limited to local vocational agriculture students. Jack Long, Colorado FFA, show- ed his 810- pound Hereford steer to the grand championship after win- ning first in the heavyweight divi- sion. Reserve honors went to Clay Smith Jr., another Colorado FFA boy. FIELD OF 66 ANIMALS There were 42 calves, all dry lot Individuals, 20 Iambs and four hogs exhibited.-They were sold at auc- tion after Judging. W. L. Slangel, head of the animal husbandry de- See LIVESTOCK, 10. Col. 5 )ispleasure At Revolt'Seen ICC Report Sent Congress But No Recommendations WASHINGTON. April resident Roosevelt told congress, i effect, today to figure out for. self how to cure the ills of the ation's railroad net- ork. Pointedly, he refrained from send- ng any recommendations of his wn lo Capitol Hill, where his re- rganization bill was defeated'and 'here he received other.blows. He did transmit a mass of rec- mmendatlons from his advisers, ncludlng proposals for lending for purchase of railroad "tiuipment and other millions to escue the carriers from their flight. VOULD JOIN. AGENCIES ptsplaylngUrhaps a trace of im- mllence overMlie' recent 'house -fbWT in government reorganization, .he it would be the part-of 'common sense" to consolidate the seven federal agencies dealing with ranspprtation into two, one han- dling executive functions, and the Dther all activities of a judicial, or egislative character. He also chided past congresses !or clothing the .Interstate com- merce commission with "purely xecutive declaring that his was, "in all probability, uncon. stitutional." However, he did not press the point.-'declaring It was "more Im- :ortant for all of us to cooperate in preventing serious bankruptcies among a larga number of railroad companies, great and small." He said Immediate legislation was nec- essary pending formulation of a "permament program." ACTION UNLIKELY Congress seemed in no hurry to act. One leader said there prob- ably would not be much in the way of legislation this session, unless it was a bill dealing with court pro- cedure. Some Roosevelt advisers suggested speeding up of rcorgan- Frome Mystery Probe Spreads Over Wide Area Laredo, Dallas, Balmbrheo Turn Up New Leads EL PASO, April far- Hung search for the fiendish killers of Mrs. Weston G. and her pretty daughter, Nancy, moved swiftly tonight at three widely-sep- arated Texas points. Developments which inspired of- ficers' to confidence they were at last making headway against baffl- ing aspects of the sonthwest's major crime were: 1. At cordon of olfkers; patrolled highways leading to the1 north, southeast and vest after the supposed murder car was reported to have stopped at a grocery store this morning. 2. At con- servation corps enrollees found on the desert articles which Justice ol the Peace J, F. ROSE said may have come from the-Frome luggage. 3. At question- ed ex-convicts concerning their ac- tivities on the day the Berkeley, Calif., women.were .tortured and slain. A blonde woman and a heavy, bearded man led rangers and state police on a circuitous trail In the International border district near Laredo. Despite blocking of ,.11 highways leading from the el'y after reports the suspects'had been seen there, officers said 'they believed machine, made familiar by FOR CONGRESS- FDR May Prepare Relief Message Document To Be HITLER VOTES 'M' ON ANCHLUSS the the .white triangle and printing.on the side, had pierced the cordon 'and was heading toward Zapata. Offic ers we're told It was filled with lug- gage. V Justice Ross said he was hot posi- tive the articles found on the desert 19 miles west of Balmorhea, were a part of the Frome luggage, but add- ed there was every' Indication they might have bearing on the case A.few hundred yards ofl the old Spanish trail the enrollees :came See FROME, tt. il, Col. Annual Meeting Of Annual membership' meeting, o trie West Texas Cotton Grower's association will be held at 1 o'clock this afternoon In the county court room." Preceding the.meeting, tiie-boari will meet this mornini to complete the old year's business and after the membership meetin the newly formed board will as sembie to perfect organisation. New board ofj directors will elected by the 'membership' and an nual report of E. L. Dora, manage will be given. Nominations for mem bership on the board were mad at nine district meetings. ization procedure, and the possible establishment of 'a single court In charge of reorganization. However. Chairman Wheeler ID- Mont) of the senate commerce committee indicated he might call he railroad management and labor spokesmen Into conference to study the Idea of emergency legislation. Arguing many railroads have at- borrowed too much money, ic said he was opposed to grant- ng subsidies or loans on inadequate security to forestall receiverships. Fuehrer Alolf than a month'after his drama- tic entrance into Austria and proclamation of Austro-German his vote In the plebiscite on that union, or Anschluss. He is pictured In this radio photo as he dropped his vote in the Ballot box April 10 at Anhalter station at Berlin where his special train arrived .from Vienna. After Plebiscite Accord Hitler Ma Biisiness Ready Thursday If He Finds Time Personal Radio Address Slated As FoI low-Up WASHINGTON, April The White House announced today that President Roosevelt may send a message to congress' Thursday on relief and the general economic sit- uation and follow It up that eve- ning with a personal radio address explaining the message. Stephen T. Early, press secre- tary, said the message would go to congress at noon Thursday if president found time between con- Terences to prepare It. WHOLE ECONOMIC PICTURE He emphasized when asked whether the message would deal with new public works spending as well as Increased appropriations for work relief, that it would touch on the whole economic picture. Early said a "big if" was Involved as .to the exact day for the meas- ure, but that if it went to the capi- tol Thursday, It was possible Ihe president would go on the air Thurs- day night. .1 Indications of the probable trend of the message came today in a round of White House conferences on relief, and public works, and a, press, conference statement by. Sec- re tary of the Treasury, Morgenthau. Morgenthau, a White House visi- tor earlier, told reporters conditions had.changed radically since he came out November 10 against fed- eral "pump-priming" Re said business conditions-were worse in her.called them that The Weather Aim.Ext: AND VICINITV: WEST TKXAS: Wrd- Htlk EASr TKXAS: T.r-W.) n4 Wrrfnndar. I.UTit lo moderate on thr rr-aM. OKLAHOMA: Grflrrally and nol rhnnce In SEW MKXIrO: fi'tr TiWMl.) and rhftnre In 81 A.M. HOI H P.M. fil ___ S !t Invite I'.-.' to held Us f. 10S3 canvcntUM If. AMr.ic. Ilie i niKltajr was lut htU in UJJ. Whitneyr Ready To Begin Prison Term NEW YORK, April ard Whitney, slightly haggard but nonetheless composed, waited in a cell In dingy Tombs prison tonight to be taken to Sing Sing tomor- row to begin a o-to-10 year prison term for srand larceny. Pride and urbanity unshaken, the ruined broker stood In general sessions court, heard his counsel, Charles H. Tuttle. plead for len- iency, heard Judge Owen Ec- han briefly and ackliy summarize his peculations, and finally pro- nounce a sentence that will keep htm behind nars tor at least three years and four months. OVER THERE... The dictators have spoken. You have read their words in the paper. But what about your coun- terpart "over aver- age white collar worker with a fa mil.- to support? What does he think about a rearming world spoiling for another big fight? On page 6 today is the first of four stories on which Mr. X Uhe average man) of Lon- don, Paris. Berlin and Tokyo tells what he thinks about It. Daladier Lays Plans For 'Dictatorship' Cabinet To Hear Power Plea Today PARIS, Apr! 1 Edouard Daladier, determined to strike before the opposition could consolidate against him, drew a re- vised plan today to make his "na- tional defense" cabinet dictator of FrancVs destiny for the next three months. As worked, rapidly spreading strikes paralyzed the metal Industries In the Paris region despite his appeal to 'he nation for discipline. Workers from a dozen of the capital's largest factories Joined some 80.000 strikers already out, swelling the total to nearly The time limit on the proposed powers for Daladler's government was cat from six to three months as a concession to lefttists in par- liament who let it be known they wculd vote against long-term powers. Daladier's new program provides that the cabinet shall have decree powers over all of France's Internal and external affairs. The proposal will be submitted to the cabinet tomorrow morning and. If approved, will be sent then to parliament in the afternoon. Danzig Offer New Fields of Endeavor BERLIN, April Adolf Hitler's next step was de- bated tonight In the wake of the greatest vote of confidence ever accorded him. His creation of a greater Germany by annexation of Austria March 13 drew the approval of.more than 99 per cent of the nearly persons Who voted In yesterday's plebiscite. Germans in every'walk of life speculated .whether now he would be Inspired to take rapid-fire action on other nazi "unfinished" business. Issues seen as particularly press- ing in this connection were: 1. The minority problem of the Germans In Czechoslova- kia. 2. Reunion with Germany of former'German territory, such-as Memel, now a part of Lithuania, and the Polish corridor with the free city of Danzig. .There have been frequent refer- ences in the last two months not only by'Hitler but by his right- hand men, such as Field Marshal Sermann Wilhelm Gosring and Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph ioebels, to Germany's determina- :lon to protect German minorities outside her boundaries. Germans In Danzig and even in Memel meanwhile have no doubt they long to become a part of the greater Germany.' The question heard most fre- quently therefore Is how long Hitler will take, before his next move. Will Ask Death For Los Angeles Bombers LOS ANGELES, April 11 The dealh penalty will be demand- ed for three Los Angeles police of- ficers, one of them an acting cap- tain, in their trial on charges of conspiracy to murder Harry Ray- mond, private investigator and former San Diego chief of police, which opens tomorrow in superior court, Chief Deputy District Attor- ney Eugene Williams announced today. The three officers, all under 'sus- pension from the police department, are Acting Captain Earle E. Kynet- Play Receipts Make Milk Sure le, Roy J. Browne. Allen and Fred A. JAPS WANTING SECOND Rumblings Of Soviet Conflicts Grow Louder Milk for the undernourished school children of Abilene for the rest of result of 'last night's production of "Putting It Over" at Abilene Christian college. With the entire proceeds of .the three act comedy plus regular donations, the Parent Teacher as- sociation's Milk Fund will be able to continue the rest (jf April. Total' intake from student salts of tick- ets amounted to This docs not count tickets taken out by other organizations, which had not re- ported last night. About 700 persons were present for the showing of the hilarious comedy. Action of the play was slowed up at times.because actors had to wait for the aduicnce to stop laughing. Dealing with the ancient case of mistaken identity, two women fight .over the same man. One claims engagement and the other not to outdone claims marriage. All of which was brought about by the double, role of Tom Browne and Jack Stewart, both played by Otis Other characters were O. H. Tall- man, Clarence E. Baley, Wctdon Dnnett. Roscoc Nottinshar.i. Kath- erine Roberson, Geraldlne McCaleb, and La Nells Canithers. All are membjrs of the senior class of the college. Mrs. A. B. Morris directed the production. -ju 'said, the admin- Istratlon's 'jftogriju. was 'still- 'in- complete, and that'be could not cuss' possible financing such as using the .'treasury's fund of Inactive gold. Slum clearance and' low cosfe ousing projects may have a or place In the resident's program, administration! eaders. reported. Senate Leader Barkley Mkesman for a group of congres- "onal and administrative leaders met with the president, said ley decided WPA would need In the first seven months f the fiscal year beginning July 1. Reflecting the serious inroads of le recession upon employment, ils estimate Indicated a relief udget of approximately 00, for the full fiscal year, com- ared with the tentative WO suggested by the president In its budget message to congress last anuary. The current year's relief .pproprlalions total' Identify Amnesia Victim In Santone BAN ANTONIO, April David K. Andrews, United States onsular. attache at Tampico, Mex., was under the care'of physicians oday. after he had wandered almost wo weeks, a victim of amnesia. His. memory blank, the.28-ycar- ild son of a prominent Chatta- nooga. Tenn., manufacturer, enlist- ed police aid last night. He was dentifled today through a passport and other consulate papers he car- ried In a brief case. Naturalist Dies NEW YORK. April George Bird Grlnr.cll. 68.' author and naturalist who oflen vas MKvl "the father of American conserva- tion." died Ictia.v after several years c-f 111 health. TOKYO, April dan- ger of war with Soviet Russia is Increasingly claiming attention of Japanese leaders and Ihe public. Persistent rumors of war prep- official confirma- bellicose statements on both sides have Intensified public anxiety. In informed quarters It was un- derstood Japan recently moved seme regular army units from China baltkfronts to Manchoukuo to man the troubled border of Manchou- kuo and Soviet Siberia. (Russia Is believed to have an army of 500.000 men near that bor- der; Japan's forces In Manchoukuo and Korea, including the flower of hfr army, have been estimated at bslwetti and Many Japanese leaders have been described as advocates of an at- tack on Russia before the Sovtel army could strike. The foreign office spokesman ex- pressed widespread feeling when he said, In comment on alleged mis- treatment of Japanese In Russian Sakhalin: "I( Russia cares lo aggravate the situation we will not hullate to respond." Tokyo newspapers today gave prominence to a statement attrib- uted lo Marshal Bluccher, commander of the Soviet far eas- tern army, that "now Is the time to fight Japan." MOSCOW, April Russia today sent a protest to Ja- pan r.galnst a flight of eleven Jap- anese warplancs over Soviet ter- ritory near the troubled frontier separating Siberia and Manchou- uo. Tass (official Soviet news agency) reported nine planes crossed the Manchoukuo border at noon today eight miles south of Polavka and flew three miles Into Soviet ter- ritory. Two more planes from Manchou- kuo were said lo have joined them a few mtnifTcs later. Soviet planes chased them away except one Japanese plane .which was forced down a mile insido Sov- iet territory. The pilot, whu was seized, said he belonged lo a Jap- anese squadron from Korea. Steel Corporation Challenges NLRB CHICAGO. April inland Steel corporalion today it would petition the U. S :lrcult court of appeals to set aside ast week's national labor relations xiard ruling, which ordered thi company to sign any collective bar- paining asrecmcnt reached with C I. O.'s steel workers drganlzini committee. In a letter to Leonard C. Bajork regtona1 director of the labor board Inland's attorneys stated Ihe com pany had "taken no steps to com ply with the board's order x x x will take no such steps until the or der has been upheld by the courts. Born 30 Years Late COLUMBUS. Ohio, April Stiver was a Res ted tod a for "crashing" a red traffic with a horse and cart. WestexlOOFAnd Rebekahs Gather First Area Meet- Here In 37 Years After a lapse of 37 years the West- Texas I. O. O. F. and Rebckah asso- ciation will gather again In Abilene of Its organization In 1901. With fraternalism and social re- lations between tlw lodges of the area as the purpose of the organ- ization, the same theme will .bo carried out In the program today. Registration begins at 9 o'clock this morning at the I. O. O. F. hall. Representations from the following towns are expected: Abilene. Buf- falc Gap. Ovalo. Gulon. Bradshaw, Balrd, Stamford. Anson, Mcrkel, Swectwatcr, Blackwcll and Colo- rado. John Hockersmith, head of the lodge here, will act as roaster of ceremonies, calling the. convention to orde.- at a. m. Following will be Ihe presentation of the Unit- ed States flag and the Bible by the Balrd Rcbekah lodge and the scat- ing of officers by the Abilene Re- bekahs. All of the morning session will open to the public, but the after- noon proceedings will be for the organization only. It will begin 3 p. m. A buffet supper at p. rn. Is scheduled with memorial Mrrtce following In charge of the Abilene Rcbcsah lodge.   

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