Abilene Reporter News, April 16, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 16, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1938, Abilene, Texas !J I (I tr, VOL. LVI I, NO. 328, OFFENSE TO FRIENDSOR W E SKETCH YOUR FT THE RESURRECTION From the painting by Sodoma In the Palazzo Publico at Sienna, Italy In the end of the fabbath, as It began io dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there wcs a great earthquake: for the angel ot the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the ston- from the door, and Eat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as enow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. i And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not j'e- for I know that ye seeks Jesus, which was crucified He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the plac" where the Lord !ay.-St, Matthew, Franco Severs Loyalist Realm Rebels Drive Wedge TO Sea, Spread Along CoqsHine; Marks Major Coin r- i Ei (at thc Spanish April tocUy Franclsco Franco's armiesi split government SpairTin two ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 16, PAGES 'Double Duty' Italian Pact Is Daladier's Aim End to Disputes, Anglo Alliance Are French Desires PARIS, April Edouard Daladler and his cablne advisors laid plans today, for a "double Franco Italian agreement. Sources next week to reach an accord along the lines of Ihe An- gelo-IUllan pact to be signed to- morrow In Rome. The proposed agreement would be designed to: 1. Settle Franco-Italian differ- ences. 2. Bring Prance a closer" assur- ance of British help in event of trouble In Europe or Norlh Africa Dalr.dier's associates said that first, however, he must get strikers back to work. CONCESSION'S WANTED Besides recognition of the status quo in the Mediterranean and a solution of Spanish Issues, Francs wants Italy In the proposed pact to agree to the following in ex- change for French recognition of the conquest of Ethiopia. 1. An exchange of guarantees concerning Syria. 2. An end to alleged Italian and Moroccan nationalist movements. 3. An exchange of guarantees to halt radio propaganda resigned to promote unrest among the natives in French and Italian In North Africa. possessions 4. Settlement of the status of the ch, railroad from Djibouti, French Somaliland, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Identify Stolen Florida Jewels al April Identified of Vinaroz, 22 tetMr'fh Vff iueJUnni' ccastlin" alcnlan border' and thpn sPrcad Catalonia, Spain's northeastern comer, was cut off from the rest of Franks ene today about J75.000 worth of Jewels found cached in a negro cemetery as the property of Major Albert Warner, motion picture producer whose Miami Beach home was rob- bed last February. diS! Tas short distance from the residence of Hoyd Franklin, alias Floyd Martin or. Charles Edward' Davis, who was shot and killed March 23 during a burglary attempt at Boca R7toh at that time recovered worth of gems Franklin was alleged to have stolen. It was the first great accomp- lishment for insurgent forces sinct Franco captured Bilbao and Sant ander last summer and then pro ceeded to clear out all other re sistance on Spain's northern coast BARCELONA NEXT His nest major objectives were Barcelona, Cstatonfan seaport and government capital, Valencia and Madrid. In a single day's action, velei-an Spanish and Italian troops unde- Insurgent Generals Miguel Aranda and Garcia Valino blasted their way Into VInaroz, then swiftly con- solidated their coastal foothold bj seizing Benfcarlo, on the south, and uldecona and Alcanar, to the north All land _ phone, telegraph, highways and Barcelona, 10! miles to the northwest, and thc greater part of thc Barcelona gov- ernment's territory, Including Ma- drid and severed. Where yesterday there was one united government Spain, now there were two areas, connectec only by radio and airplane. Process Served In Coogon's Low Suit LCS ANGELES, April Sheriff's deputies broke through an electrically-controlled gate today M the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur stepfather and mother of Jackie Coosan, young former film tar, and served her with a sum- mons In Jackie's account- ing suit. Officers, who sold servants had insisted the Bcrnsieins were In San Diego, reported they found the couple in thoir second floor sleeping apartments at the large San Fer- nando valley estate. The Weather r TKX.JS: fair, rwkr pnrllon Snnifo F.AST TKXAS: S I Somi-v ftnir rloi OKUHOM.t: -WCiM NEW MUS'ICO: mir .-.d a. Stirtir" Rinct or Trmpctatnre M- K M. City Considers Back lax Drive Increase in collection of delin- quent taxes is considered, by city officials, as one answer to pressing financial problems during the next fiscal year. Members of the city commission have been studying the situation, at least three members Friday favoring tli3 employment of an outside person to press delinquent collections. Each of the council members had received a letter from D. P. Me Alpine, accountant and collector of Dallas, asking for the job. There was some discussion, but most of It was postponed untiUWednesday at 2 p. m. when the whole matter will be- settled. McAlpine, and any other persons who want the job will bo Interviewed at that time getting the work over in one ses- sion, commissioners Indicated. Commissioner L. A. Sadler argues strongly In favor of an outside man to press Ihe collections. He I: joined in this opinion by Com- missioner E. Beasley and by Mayor Will W. Hair. Opposed Is Commissioner George B. Morris, who expressed the be- lief that an Abilenian could get Ihe job done Just as well. "You would have to give such a man the complete authority to make he asked Sad- ler, who replied in the affirmative. "Then give a local man the same arc some accounts we rhouM have filed suit for al- Morris replied. Sadler repeated his stand that m outsider could set more results In a back-tax collecting campaign. A check-up with Earl Hughes, issessor-colleclor. showed delin- quent payments during the past 11 months have amounted to Pershing's Sister Off To New York TUCSON, Ariz., April >tlss May Tcrshing, sister of Gen- iral John J. Pershing, left by train oday for New York City to make arrangements for the arrival of the world war chief next week. Pershing, who was near death rom a heart ntlmcnt In February and March, will leave Sunday to ie present at the marriage of his son and Miss Muriel Bache Rich- ards, April 22. Thereafter he llfcely will go to he Walter need army hospital, Vashlngton. 13 Seized Oil Firms Ask For Injunction MEXICO CITY, WV-Seven small, foreign-controlled .oil companies asserting (hey were not affected by the March 18 expropriation decree, today appealed to the district court court lor an injunction against al- leged Interference with their opera- The companies in their complaint did not belong to the oil workers union and were fl t ln liie !abor that led to the government's ex- propriation of 17 British and American companies. who perform the old time danc will have the proper music ..Last year thirty of the Anson peo- ple went to the National Folk Fes- tival at Chicago. Prior to that they presented thc old time dances at the Centennial at Dallas. Those who will make Ihe trip have not been selected but probably they will be the same group that went to Chicago last year. C. W. Bartlett Is president of the Texas Cowboys Christmas Ball of Anson, Incorporated. Lenora Barrett, local teacher, has also active In working up the trip. ATTACK FATAL DR. IE. R. MIDDLETON (See Jtory to right) Treasure Hunt Fatally Ended Two-Ton Boulder. Grushes Norton Man To Death BALMNGER, April It: was buried treasure that Leon Watklns, 28, sought this afternoon as he swung a pick at the foot pf a stone bluff on the Ira McNeil farm near Norton, northwest of here. He found death Instead. Without warning, a two-ton boul- der at the top of .the Muff, became loosened and dropped twelve feet pinning Watkins underneath it. Seeing that he was still alive, his father and two brothers fried to roll the rock' from his body. A neighbor and two Mexlca.i hired to assist in the excavation work, lent their assistance, but a tractor was finally needed .to re- lease the man. .Watklns was placed in private car and started to a sanitarium here, but he died en route. He suf- fered a crushed' head, chest and hips, and both'legs'were the right leg in two -places. According to seamy information available, the men were. huntnlg treasure on a mat In Details v- rounding the '-origin 'of the map were not related. The accidenOfa being investigated. f Surviving Watkins are his pa- rents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wafkihs ol near Ballinger, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral .will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Norton Baptist church, conducted, by the Rev. M. C. Gol- den, Ballinger Burial will follow In the Norton cemetery wtih Jennings Funeral home in charge. Habeas Corpus Trial For Fink Set today CHIHUAHUA CITY, Mex.. April. Efforts to obtain release o[ William N. Fink from Chihuahua state prison were without avail to- lay, but a habeas corpus hearing rof the American mining company official was set for tomorrow. EL PASO, April The aid of Vice President John N. Garner, senators from all sections of the United States and former Secretary of the Interior A. B. Fall had been enlisted tonight to urge the release of William N. Fink.'El Paso mining man held In Chihuahua state pen- itentiary on a charge of implication Xmas Ball To Be Given At National Festival Anson Dancers To Go To Washington ANSON, April ty-five Anson square dancers will leave here the first week in May for Washington where they will give the. Cowboys' Christmas Ball as a part of the program on thc National Folk Festival. The group will mate Ihe trip in five automobiles and while in Wash- ington wil be entertained by the Tpxas club. Musicians too will be taken on the trip, so (hat those lhe refusal to grant who perform the old ln "stem coach fares. Roils May Take Fare Hike Plea To Court WASHINGTON, April Some informed observers believed .ontght certain railroads might, go o court against the interstate com merce as a result of Declaring more 'revenue was in r2rative, the eastern carriers un- uccessfully pleaded with the ICC or permission to raise the fares rom 2 to 2.5 cents a mile. Solesmon Shot PORT WORTH, April 15-W- lohn P. Ball, 32, appliance sales- nan, who said he was shot by a hitchhiker he picked up on 'the Fort Worlh-Dal las pike today, re- mained in a critical condition lo- nlghu The salesman has been here on three previous oc- PRICE 5 CENTS FOR NEW REVENUE- Dr. Middleton Drops Dead Of Heart Stroke Death Occurs At Office At End Of Strenuous Day Death claimed Dr. E. R. Middle ton he prepared to leave his Clinic building office late Friday afternoon. .He succumbed unexpectedly to a heart attack'.at about 6 o'clock following a busy day's work. He had donned his coat to leave Handing his eye glasses to his sec- retary, Emma Willis, he asked her to clean them. As she left to do so, he called her back, put a hand to his chest, and fell Io the floor. Death was amost Instantaneous. Funeral will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the First Bap- list church. Burial will be made In Cedar Hill cemetery under direction of La ugh teV Funeral home. Dr. M. A. Jenkens, pastor of the First Baptist church, and the Rev. C. A. Long, pastor of St. Paul Methodist church will officiate. FORMERLY OF WINTERS Last night scores of friends In Abilene and In Winters, where Dr. Middleton formerly practiced, learn- ed of his death, A steady stream of visitors came to the Middleton home on Sayles.boulevard to offer condolence. Width .of his friendship was shown by the numerous telephone calls that come to the residence', to funeral 'homes, and to newspaper offices asking verification of the re- port that Dr. Middleton had died. In his passing, Ihe Taylor-Jones Medical society lost its president, and the. Hendrlclc Memorial hos- pital a member of the staff Mrs. Middleton, already ill, was grief stricken. With her was a son, Weldon B. Middleton of Abilene, and in only'daughter, Loraine Mid- dleton, high school student. Arriv- ing later In the evening was Mrs. Willie Pumphrey of Pumphrey, an only sister to Dr. Middleton. Only other son ol the Mlddletons Dr. Edwin E. Middleton, was at- tempting last night to make air- plane connections to Abilene from New, York. Now an interne at Kings county hospital in New York, he was, to have returned to Abilene In. July to becotae a partner of "hu i------L arranged. Friends expressed tne'feelbigvUst night that, return'of the ton'would have greatjy lightened Dr.. Middle- toil's load of work, and. taken the strain from his Eti route to Abilene last night were two brothers, L.-D. of Sari Antonio and R. G. Middleton of Pecos. .Dr. Middleton was born in Jan- uary, 1835. Graduating 'from Port Worlh Medical' School in he iKgan his" practice of medicine at ,.F..t Au. the comparatively young-age of 34, Congressional leaders generally af Wtntars _: Winters. cology and surgery ACCA Legally Clean, investigators Told WASHINGTON, April ._ Governor W. I. Myers of the Farm Credit Administration told the sen- ate agriculture committee today the American Cotton Cooperative association was "fully in accord- ance with the law." This was Myers' answer to a direct question by Chairman Smith (D-SC) of the committee, which has met dally this week investigat- FDR Urges Levies On Public Salaries A POPPY FOR THE PRESIDENT Six-year-old Mary Jane Col- gari, daughter of deceased ex- serviceman, personally present- ed President Roosevelt with the first poPPy of the-1038 buddy poppy sale. She lives with four Brothers at a Veterans of For- eign Wars home at Eaton Rapids, Mich. Jap Shantung Forces Beaten Chinese Claim Yihsten Capture Sure; Say Japs Slain At Taierchwang asserted today their victorious army In southern Shantung province hid sniashed Japanese defenses on three sides of Ylhste'h and that refcapture of the battered'cltv was certain. This report esme.aj Chinese still xere" celebrating their recent vic- tory 20 miles away, where foreign military experts es- timated to.iq.Ofip killed and 20000 wounded B-war VVage-Houi-Bill Defeat Likely .WAE-HINGTON, April 15. Congressional leaders generally a Inin9MrShe moved- to' Abilene, abo here he had built ,up an extensive for passage of the revise ractice. His specialties were gyne- wage-hour bill at this session, pr! Colorado C Of C Manager Resigns COLORADO, April A Blasig, manager of the Colorado chamber of commerce, resigned !rom that position at a called meet- ing of the chamber of commerce directors Thursday night. Re will become manager of the Dlney chamber of commerce May 1. His resignation at Colorado is effective April 31. 51 Arrested In Voting Scandal KANSAS CITY, April 1. 'ederal grand jury today indicted il more persons on vote fraud con- piracy charges In Ihe 1936 general election. It -as the largest list returned by any one of the three grand Jurks and brought to 257 the number of persons mdicted. IN WIDELY SEPARATED Death Dance, Jewish Pilgrimage Mark Good Friday PASCUA VILLAGE. Anril .--------..___ Ariz., April IS-H'n-A dance of death before thc bier of an Indian Chrlstus while devils plagued thc chanting faithful, -old tonight the story of the drama on Calvary. The rhythm of drums and snake rattles beat a staccato accompaniment as thc Indians, their bodies gleaming beneath headdresses of deer and antelope horns, danced a ritual ot sorrow In this village ot Yaquf exile. i "1.turcs the of Pascua have In- terpreted, in tribal ceremonies, the story of Christ's cradflx on on Good Friday. For unnumbered years before that, before rebellion drove them northward they danced similar rituals In their homes in Mexico greal elce' thc bum Ihe tempo of the dance reases until It reaches a frtnzy of Joy with thc rising of thc Easier sun. JERUSALEM, April of pil- grims observing Good Friday today trod thc Via Do- lorosa where Christ's faltcrins footsteps led to Cal- vary. Along with Christians of all creeds. Moslems and Jews observed their springtime festivals in thc Holy City with heavy police escorts guarding against ter- rorism. No Incidents marred the ceremonies. Christians began worship at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher promptly at a. m. with a mass of the pre-sanctlfled and ended the day's mourn- ng of the death of the late tonight by chant- ing thc hymn Crux Pidelis. In a dramatic service tonight. Syrians scenes from the passion, carrying shrouded cross in a casket from Calvary to the stone of Unction and then to a tomb in the Holy Scpulcher where II will remain waled until marlly because it makes no provi- sion for different standards in .the north and south.. Some members said privately they believed another revolt of southern democrats against the measure wa Inevitable. Representative McRcynoIds (D- who led opposition to the bill which the house rejected last December, said he was strongly opposed'to the new measure be- cause.It would "work a great hard- ship on the South." He predicted the bill would never reach the house floor and that, If it did, a "great disturbance'1 would result. Support for thc bill came from the American Federation of Labor and proponents counted heavily upon it. SEC Moves To Speed Loans To Business WASHINGTON. April The" securities commission an- nounced a three-point program to- night to speed thc flow of capital to small business concerns and thus asstsi President Rosevell's pump- priming campaign. The agency will: (1) Establish R unit to aid firms which Intend to rcgl'ter Issues of securities (registration with the SEC Is a preliminary to selling se- curities to investors.) (2) Reduce the amount of fin- ancial information now required in registration statements for small security issues of established en- terprises. (3) Liberalize the rules excmp- Ing certain Issues of less than from registration require- ments. Elderly Man Admits Girl's Atfack, Slaying LOS ANGELES. Stooped, greying Charles Mclach- 55-year-old painter who occa- sionally gave pennies and candy to 7-ycar-otd Jenny iforcno, cracked under grilling and confessed today ie attacked and murdered the girl Sheriff Kugene Blscathiz said. The girl, missing from the home >f her parents since yesterday he object of a neighborhood ;earch when McLschlan, seen burn- ng some clothing which proved to be blood-stained, was arrested. With the arrest of McLachlan, at ils shack near the Moreno home, he worried searching party turned nto an angry lynch-shouting mob Jut look Ihe elderly suspect from he hands of thc officers and bru- y beat him, (in Tokyo, Premier imaro Konoye was said to be ready to resign because of. a split among his ministers over "conduct of the war Jrr China. -The" issue was said Io be whether-Japan should mobi- lize her full military strength in an effort to achieve i quick and final victory.) REINFORCEMENTS HELP Japanese'reinforcements were re- ported counterattacking heavily three miles west of Yihsien in'an effort to break the Chinese cordon. Japanese continued to deny Chinese gams. Three thousand Japanese rein- forcements arrived at Chuhsien from Tsingtao, Chinese raid, indi- cating the Japanese were planning to start a fresh drive in the Ltni sector. A Japanese army spokesman in Shanghai refused to deny or con- firm conclusion of neutral obser- vers that Japan suffered its first major defeat In modem times in the battle of Tafcrchwang. Incomes From Securities Also Eyed For Taxes Taxation, Anti Trust Plans To Be Sent Congress WASHINGTON, April 15. The Roosevelt administration de- termined today to take a slice of public Jobholders' salaries and in- come from future government se- curities to help pay for Its proposed program of lending and spending to combat the depres- sion. President Roosevelt disclosed at a press conference that he would send these taxation proposals to congress, along with recommenda- tions for strengthening the laws against monopoly. A flurry of activity at the treas- ury immediately after the confer- ence Indicated no time would be lost in pushing the taxation pro- gram. While Roosevelt's lieutenants on Capitol Hill arranged for what they hoped would be early passage the lehding-spcr.dirig program tha federal reserve board hastened to carry out a major phuse of the ad- ministration's plan to extend po- tential bank credit In the hope ot stimulating business. The board added to the lendablo funds in the nation's banks by re- ducing the percentage of deposits the Institutions, must place in re- serve for protection of depositors. Yesterday, the administration carried out another phase of credit policy by W.OPO.OOO worth of gold lying unus- ed In gm-ernmenT.'vaults. Altogeth er, it was estimated by olficiaLs that, the m> actions, Increased the pos _______ _ _____ volves removal of Ux .exempUoni from all future: issues of. .govern- ment The federal -govern- taxes salaries.. of. ita Mississippi Strike. Leader Is Abducted TUPELO, Miss., April Jimmie Cox, leader -In the strike which resulted in closing the Tu- pelo cotton mills here about a year ago, was abducted from the street today about noon and driven away by about twelve men In two auto- mobiles, his companion, Hollis Nich- ols reported to officers. Deputy Sheriff Trapp said he was certain that Cox was "unharmed." Frome Murderers Hunted In Mexico EL PASO. April la-W-Soarch for the torture-slayers of Mrs. Wcs- ton G. Frome and her daughter, swung across the interna- tional border into Mexico today. Numerous reports of suspicious characters eluding peace officers n border towns led Sheriff Fox to the belief the suspected killers might have slipped across the line nto Mexico. nfcipal, etc. ment, which axes sares.. o. a own employes rioWi.'woiHd levy upon salaries of employes of other gov- ernmental agencies. 'State's, 'in turn, would be expected, to 'tax federal salaries.. Roswcll Magtll, undersecretary oC the 'treasury, recently estimated the) federal government could raise a year by taxing state and- local public salaries. He figured tha government could garner. a total pi! J annually if ail existing: state and local securities and salaries were subject to tax. Sanfone-Amarillo Airline Projected B'Spring Would .Be .On New Route .WASHINGTON, April Four Texas congressmen proposed loday establishment of feeder air- mail service between San Antonio and Amarilio, Tex., vfa San Angelo, Big Spring and Lubbock. Test flights over the route werV expected to be made during nation- al airmail week, May 15 to 21. Representative Maverick, sup- ported by Representatives South, Mahon and Jones, whose districts would be served, said he would! urge the postoffice department ad- vertise for bids for'the line. Maverick said ths proposed ser- vice would give the plains section of Texas quick communication with San Antonio, Big Spring and .Am- arilio, Important national airline hubs. Passengers as well as mall would be carried. Auto Fire Abilene fire department received an alarm last night about p. m. to South Second and Syca- more to extinguish a burning auto- mobile. The blazt was out on ar- rival. Father Accidentally BUNNY RABBIT, 2 DAYS BEFORE EASTER, BRINGS TRAGEDY TO FORT WORTH HOME FORT WORTH. April cottontail rabbit brought bitter prc-Easter tragedy here today when an 11 year old boy accidentally discharged a shotgun and killed his father. Victim of the weapon's blast was John Herbert Hoyle. 32 for thc past three years an employe of the city street department. He had sent thc boy. John Herbert Hoylc, Jr., "for thc gun when the rabbit was seen near Ihe Hoyle home. Thc boy took the double-barreled gun from its corner resting place, inserted two shells and closed the breech. The weapon roared and the cnarge tore through a screen window. The peliets lodged in the father's back as he squatted to repair a tire. Mrs. Hoyle, preparing supper, dropped her work and ran to her husband. Dying, he gasped: "Mother, you had told me not to let him have Ihe gun. Take care of my kiddles." Hoyle vras dead when an ambulance arrived. Justice of the Peace Hal Hughes returned a verdict of accidental death. ;