Abilene Reporter News, April 19, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 19, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas .VOL. LVII, NO. 331, OR WITH OFFENSE TO OR PMS, WE SKETCH.yOUR WORLD EXACTLY Strikes Hamper Industry Despite Ending Of Two Columbus Truck ''.'Auto Plants Hurt (By The Associated Strikes forced thousands In Co- lumbus, Ohio, to walk or hitch-hike to work yesterday, (led up truck de- liveries in Rochester, N, Y., and hampered motorcar production In Michigan and California. .._ At the same Canada's first major Great Lakes walkout was ended by an agreement which-be- came operative 'between' seven big shipping companies and the 'Cana- dian seamen's'union.' v An agceement..also became effec- tive to end live-week strikes In Harrison, N. J.; 'and Jersey.. City plants of the Crucible' Steej 'com- pany. PICKET LINE In Flint, Mich., a CIO aulo'work> eis dues-collecting campaign closed the General Motors corporation Fisher body plant No. 1, .the .union picketing and turning away non- union employes and union members who could not show receipts for current dues. Shortly afier the Fisher plant op- erations were halted, the Buick as- sembly line was stopped for lack of automobile bodies from the Fisher-plant, and some men were sent home.- Near Long Beach, CIO auto work- ers threw around..the Ford com- pany assembly plant a picket'line which they safd would be manned by Shortly after the strike ''call, however, an undetermined'number of disregarded It, 150 having passed through the picket line. Unionists accused .the manage- ment of violating verbal contracts; fcctory officials' declined comment MAY EXTEND STRIKE In Columbus a street car and motor bus operators' walkout reached dead end, and Jn -Wash- ington, Secretary of Labor Perkins See STRIKES, Tg, 12, CoL 7 Croorter'i'Brother Is Granted Divorce LOS ANGELES, April (.fl Sing Crosby's brother, Everett, bb- teined a divorce from Mrs. Naomi Crosby today after testifying (heir domestic strife was. so heaten he was afraid his "throat was going to be cut." Crosby, mannjer for the crooner informed the court-he objected to his wife's alleyed drinking habits and that arguments arosel Once at a night club, He said, she betame intoxicated and demanded that he dance with her: When he refused she struck him in'the face. Register Baptist Conclave SAN ANGELO, April More than Sunday school workers from. Eaptist churches through Texas had registered as delegates here tonight'for the an- nual stata Baptist Sunday school convention. _. The convention .will be formally opened at o'clock Tuesday morning. Widow Dies Three Days After Writer AUSTIN, April' Boyci Gatewood, 45, wife of. Boyd Gatcwood, Texas newspaperman who died Friday o[ a heart attack. riled at a hospital here today. Physicians attributed .lief death partly to shock of 'her husband's death, and partly to. pneutrnnla. Khoda Derii Joins Milk Fund Drive Funds For May Sought In Dance Members Of the KJioda Dcru club. a S-ouns men's social organization, came forward yesterday with assist- ance for the P.-T.A. Milk Fund in the hope they can succeed In tiding the work through the last month of (he school session Seniors of A.C.C. raised re- cently, enabling the workers to dis- tribute milk this month to many undernourished school children. Then was, however, nothing in sight for May except private dona- tions, which continue to be received but In much smaller numbers than during the winter. Khoda Dcru will give bensIU dance at the Hilton hotel Friday evening. May 6. The hotel will do- nate fsc of the feallrootn; Abilene Printing and stationery Co. will print the advertising matter, and Fender's will print the tickets with- out charge. Thus, the sole Hem of expense will be orchestra fee. Ray Matldox and his orchestra will plav Charge will be per couple. Khoda Dcru Is starting the thing off by buying tickets for all active members, numbering about 20. The club's dance committee Ed Connor. Neece and Hood Hammond- will begin advance sales of tickets rltU away, with as tic goal, "ABILENE, Chemical Firms Of Five Billions Taxes, Wages Only 'Ifs' To Plan .For Industry's Pump-Priming Try Bj HOWABD W. BLAKESLEE AtMclattd Frew DALLAS, April of the five billion-dollar chemical Indus- largect In American nunufacturlng, to'spend one hundred millions Jn expansion of production plants were announced to-the Amer- ican Chemical society here today. .They were 'given iri a survey of chemistry's potential industrial power by Dr. D. P. Morgan, chemical and statistical expert of New York city. .There is an Dr. Morgan said, about the time when the hun- dred millions will be spent, the chemical industry Is let'atone this expansion ViU be within 18 months. Uncertainties about taxes and wages, he 'explained, are .among causes of delayr Cop's Natty Proves Undoing .NEW YORK. April (UP) Detective Joseph' Downey looks and dresses so much like a collegian that two pickpockets he caught at work in .a sub- way 'decided to take advantage of him. They called "for-help. "This guy's takin' us off and he's, a phoney (hey yelled. "Help! Two men, one In uniform, ran to their rescue. They'gave1 Downey a severe beating before fellow policsmen recognized and rescued him. The two Intruders, booked for disorderly- gave their "names as Corporal William Me- Mahoii, 28, of the field artillery, West Point, and Edward Daly, 28, Cleveland." The pickpockets escaped. IrippersHere For Breakfast ndi vi "Assigned "Each Man Abilene ..men .will be "pairing off with FOrt Worth1 trade'trippers'for breakfast this morning. Due to arrive on a special train at 6 o'clock are m Fort Worth business .men.. who will -.visit -In Abilene until 9. They are to be met at the Wooten hotel at 7 o'clock and combined groups will have break- fast at "Everybody's invited to the break- Chairman Barrow :of the .reception committee empha- sized, although each visitor lias been assigned'one Abilene host. Following the meals, Fort Worth trippers will be escorted to points of Interest, or will talk business-ac- to .their wishes. Chief speaker for the Fort Worth' men wih be Wm. Monnlg, president of the Monnig Dry Goods company .and former Fort Worth city manager D. L. Tandy of the Hinkley-Tandy Leather company is trip chairman. Presiding for the breakfast will be J. c. Hunter, c. of C. president. Mayor VI. Hair will c.xlend the welcome. Twp Slayers Go To Chair Friday AUSTIN, April (..p) The boarjl of pardons and parole? an- nounced .today two men must die in the electric chair at the Hunts- vllle- penitentiary ne.xt Frldas- for murder. The men are John W. Vaughn convicted of killing A. A. Edwards] Sun Anlonio motorcycle officer January 16. 1D37. arid Setanes Cane- convicted of slaying Joseph W of San Antonio, November 26, 1936. i Roads Body Elects AUSTIN. April Texas Good Roads, association to- day unanimously elected Lowry Martin, publisher of Ihe Corslcana Sun, president and urged by resolu- tion contimiation of federal aid for state roadbuilding on its existing basis. Seattle Mayor Dies SEATTLE. April John Francis Dorc, 56. died tonight from what his physician described heart trouble complicated by blood poisoning. 'Never sell advice of George. "F. said Dr. !'U taore particularly truetoday: thari'. eyir, and this Is partly on account of the rise of th e'chemical Iridusry." LEADS IN PROGRESS: Individual expansion plans of the big chemical companies, Dr. Mor- gan stated, cannot now be made public. One item is to spend be- tween five, and ten million dollars on a new plant in the Southwest Science, Dr. Morgan said, has en- abled the chemical industry to top al. other Industries In economic progress.. This is based on'comparison in the boom years 1925 to '29 against progress from 1933 to '37. Wages in chemistry averages lour per cent more rise than in 100 lead- ing Industries. The chemical hourly wages actually rose above the four years up. to They now average just over 60 cents an hour Three industries, Dr Morgan said, showed faster rate of rise in wages than :chemistry. They were rubber, autos and meat packing. Of the three rubber and autos paid actually higher wages than chemistry. There were' Industrial disputes In these two industries, Dr. Morgan said, "a-thing almost'unheard 'of in chemical Industry.'.' Chemistry led all .other" Indus- in Proportionate Increase in putting men to Work. OUTPOST GAINS MOST Net profits In chemistry rose fast- er than in any other of'100 fore- most American industries. The CSW chenlcal In i above; .fcxtoaWes ayerm.je. 'Dr. Morgan as ineat packing 255 per cent; autos and "trucks 2J 8 tobacco, i.8 per cent. The greatest of all rises in ductlon was in the chemical indus- try This was per cent above the average for the group of chem- ical companies classified as "non- See CHEMIJSTS, Pr. U, Skater Intended Victim Of Extortion LOS ANGELES, April; United Slates Attorney Benjamin Harrison signed today to a warrant charging Joe Cummings, alias Fred Roger Cunningham, with attempt- ing to extort from Sonja Henie, .Norwegian skater and movie star. Attorney Slugged, Bound And Robbed Bandit Escapes With Loot April IS-W-James W. Ragsdale, well-known Victoria lawyer, was beaten, robbed and bound with telephone wire in his office in the Ragsdale building by an unidentified man this afternoon shortly after he had- drawn SSOO from a bank.. Ragsdale was found seml-con- Kious on the floor of his office by Gene Houchlns, attorney, who heard his groans. "Get fingerprints." he moaned Officers closed the office and sent to Corpus Christ! for a fingerprint X-rays were being taken at a Victoria hospital to determine the extent of Ragsdale's Injuries. He was badly bruised about the face ar.d head and complained of ab- dominal pains. Officers believed he had been kicked in the stomach Hospital attendants said his condi- tion was critical. Officials at the Victoria National bank said they had seen a shabbily- dressed stranger in the bank at the e Ragsdale withdrew am '-Experts Expect 'Biggest Battle Since Invasion ;i 'A SHANGHAI, April, military ported today the recapture or a.20- mile stretch of the Grand 'canal.iri: the second setback to the Japancsi within 24 hours.. A The'se'ction of canal extends east and west in southern Shantung province" between Hariehwarig: and where 10 days of fierce fighting was szid by the Chinese to. have blocked the .-Jap- anese offensive southward along the Tientslri-Puko'w railway. Chinese advance canal ;was preceded by capture of Hanchwang, spearhead of the -Jap- anese drive southward toward Suehow. A of hundreds, of refugees, into Shanghai'brought re- ports, that nearly MO Chinese -vil- lages of the surrounding country- side had been levelled by flames as the Japanese applied their 'own "scorched earth" version in retalia- tion against Chinese guerilla, at- tacks. Hanchwang, 'at the junction 'of the Tientsln-Pukow railway and the Grand canal' 27 miles north of Suehow, has been the scene of bit- ter, .fighting1 since the Japanese occupied It a month ago. It is 32 miles northwest of Taierchwang; where the Japanese suffered an overwhelming defeat April 6. CHUCfAL BATTLE RAGES .This development came as the 'Japanese navy was reported prepa'r- Ing to throw its support behind the new.; Shantung-drive, which is ex- pected to determine success or fail- ure of the invasion. Foreign .travelers arriving -in Shanghai said they had seen Jap- anese, .aircratt carriers .stationed Shantung'coast. From these carriers, 4t was pre- sumed, mass'warplane attacks will be interior to t. rt, coi Franco Reaches Tortosa Outskirts HENDAYE, Prance, (At the" Spanish April Generalissimo Francisco Franco's troops captured the outskirts of Tortosa tonight, but found their way Into-the central part of the strategic city -barred by blasted bridges across the Ebro river. The -opposite riyerbknk bristled with government guns to check the insurgent sweep into the river town 15 miles south of Barcelona. Official insurgent dispatches said reports, of Insurgent officers at Iran that the coastal city was cap- tured were, premature. Franco's troops, however, were'In control of the Ebro's entile right bank" across the Tortosa. Arrests Foil Plot On Roumanian King .Anti-Semitic Party Blamed BUCHAREST, Roumanla, April 18 plot to overthrow King Carol II was frustrated with the arrest of Croneilij Zelea Condreanu, leader of the anti-semltlc pro-nazi Iron guards, and of his fol- the announced today. Armarid Calinescu, minister of Interior and ''strong man" of the cabinet, was credited with defeat- ing the plotters. His order for the roundup of suspects was under- stood to have bcsn Issued with the approval of King Carol, who was reported to be in Bucharest. Gen. Jon Antoncscu, minister of war -in the cabinet of Oclavian Goga. was "granted" 30 days leave and left the. country for an un- disclosed destination Antonescue was believed to be sympathetic to the Iron guard cause. Those arrested Included Cod- reanu's father, who was removed from train as he attempted to leive Eachariil, and an engineer named Kltmr, successor of Gen- George Catacirzlne president of the Iron guard political parly. HUMBLEST DRESSED LIKE Eagle Band To Show Suits Af Novelty Night PR ICE 5 CENTS SPURRING FROME QUEST- Auto Found DION NE-MINDED NANNY KIDDING SOMEBODY The five baby goats pictured above" are rare animals. Indeed, .because they're all brothers'and sisters'born al the tame time; If you count them you will dis- cover that there quintuplets, In fact. J. U. Mc- goat, breeder' who lives near St. Louis arid who owns Nancy, their mother, said he had heard of only one such case before. Kids, it seems, Are usu- ally born In pairs, and even triplets are considered kidding: Both For And HOME'START BOMBARDMENT OF CONGRESSMEN OVER'PUMP-PRIMING' (By Associated Press) -The day In Washington: Legislators 'said they were be- ginning to receive letters and tele- grams from "back home" regard- Ing the Roosevelt pump-priming program. No defidltj trend one way .or the other had developed yet. A .majority of "the senate naval committee recommended the' ad- ministration's naval expansion bill, -but some com- mittee members opposed it as ah Implement of aggression. Dr. Francis E. Townsend, old age pension leader convicted of 'con- tempt lof 'the hpusi -of. representa- presidential -pir- 'dbn. Eighteen utilities ap- pealed to 'the.1 supreme court to th'e new deal's experv ment in regional planning and public power development. WASHINGTON; April Letters and telegram's praising and condemning the Roosevelt pump- priming' pragram have' begun to trickle 'in. 'to However, legislators "reported the volume.. of .the correspondance Is still small compared with the ds- of messages received in con- nection .with ths administration's reorganization bill. From interviews with senators or their, secretaries, who, handle .the correspondence, It seetned today that the trend of the co'mmunlca- tions had yet to express, a whole, a definite point of view, For example, Senator Byrd, (D- Va) and Senator R-Vt) op- ponents of the program; said their letters and telegrams, were run- ning heavily against- the spending- lending program, while, at the of- fice, of Senators Minton (D-Ind) and Lee administration supporters, it was. said- -the cor- respondence heavily. ;fayored it. Awaiting beginning; of house ap- propriations committee hearings on the program congress- ional circles were impressed: with an apparent shift In strategy on the part of the republican-conservative democratic opposition to adminis- tration policies. GARNER RETICENT On. past issues, the republicans have let the conservative demo- crats take the lead in -the opposi- tion. Last night Chairman John D. M. Hamilton of the republican national committee and Senator Vindcnberg of Michigan, refmbli- Set KELIEF, Tf. 12, Col.' -7 Two Girls Born Two _ babies, both girls, were oorn a't the Hendrick' Memorial Hospital last night- The. parents are Mr. and Mrs., Pete Jackson, 110J North Fifth, and Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Wlndhan: of The Weather Beaming with pardonable boyish pride, Abilene high school's Eagle music-makers S2 strong will Make their first public appearance lonlght In the stylish new uniforms for which they, with the concerted Jacking of civic leaders, had cam- paigned during recent weeks. The bandmcn will make their bow n their elaborate attire al the an- nual novelty night program begin- ning at 8 p. m. at the high school auditorium. The uniforms arrived Sunday, and though the musicians lave already tried on suits, they r.ot been publicly exhibited. H, T, Bynuoi, band director, last night described in detail Ihe new uniforms. White they employ basic- ally the same color scheme, the suits ore made up In a much more up-to-date manner than were the outmoded ones just discarded. A notable addition is a removable cocque plume to each bandmnn's cap, to be worn when marching and laid aside fur indoor concerts. The uniforms arc black with gold and red trimmings. Slash sleeves are trimmed In red. with a small red palch on each collar la- pel. On each shoulder Is a citation cord. A gold belt is another new accessory. The band major's uniform Is es- pecially elaborate, said Bynum. it features a West Point style coat with tails. Mabel Byrd, band Meet- heart, will also sport a new uniform at tonight's program, with the bandsters dedicating the number, "ouYc A Sweetheart" to her. ToUl cost 01 the 92 uniforms was approximately practically every civic group In Abilene contri- buted to the fund In one way or nnoiher, along with several tndi- ualj and college students ot the See BAND, rt, IZ, Col. 4. ABU.FM: AMI YICIXIT.V: Hwlly M In norft ftnd EAST TEXAS: rjrtly' rloody C-rntlr Ift wlndi Ihr OKLAHOMA: I'arlly cteady Tortday; Wrtiwsdjij- p.lrKy rloujy. rooffr. NMV-MrXK'O: Vfcd- fookr wfM portion Ttotsdaj-. Handyman, Pinned By Lift, Puffs Cigarets As feg Cut Off In Midair -h fn' Garep, pinned in the elevator jhaft 10 floors up In the Cardinal hotel, smoked clgarets today while his ambulance surgeon who stood on narrow Garep, handy was caught between the cable drum ,Dlvltl Wasserman Arrest Order Is Issued For .Garep. was cteanlivg. the .motor when he slipped and fell upon the drum as it revolved hoisting .the. elevator, toward the top of the lO-Hoer ted Two Companions Grilled For Clue To Whereabouts H. PASO, April Bliss troops on their way to ma- neuvers near Balmorhea found an abandoned 1937- black Chevrolet coach Monday not far from where the bodies of Mrs. Weston G. Frome nd her daughter were discovered, Brig. Gen. Ben Lear, First cavalry division commander, wirelessed Sheriff Ohris P. Fox cariy tonight. AIR IN' TIEES The abandoned car, with Okla- homa license plates, was found Ihree-fourths of a mile north of the highway between Van Horn and Plateau, General Lear's message said., Air was still In the tires. A diny gray hat was In the car. Plateau Is 20 miles east of .Vari Horn. The bodies of Mrs. Frome and Nancy were found six miles east of Van Horn. General Lear sad the soldiers who found the car did not examine, it. They had been Instructed to touch nothing they found which might have bearing on the Frome case. The troops were deploying for the maneuvers when they ran across, the abandoned car. The 20-day-old murder case cen-' tered earlier tonight on a fugitive' ex-convlet already wanted on the Pacific coast for another slaying. Sheriff Fox, director of the in- vestigation, started a nation-wide search for Leo Wahler, described as and confirmed narcotic lict, as the suspected torture- slayer March 30 'of Mrs, Frome of Berkeley, Calif., and her daughter. COMPANIONS GRILLED Sought irith Wahler is> blonde ritrt 'i-.Los Angeles Gall Meeting Of Farm Body To Be Renewed And TAA Work Cited Taylor County Agricultural asso- ciation has called of all farmers in the county the county courtroom at o'clock Wednes- day afternoon. "All farmers are Invited to attend, and members particularly urged to said J. Walter Hammond, in' announcing the meet- ing. P. G. Haynes, organization speci- alist of the extension service, will be principal "speaker... His subject willbe "How Farmers can Improve the Government Purpose.of the meeting willbe to launch the 1938'drive lor. member- ship, memberships. for 1937 having expired. Hammond will preside for the meeting, with the 'assistance, of County Agent Unox Assistant Agents Leon Hanson and 6. 'W. Vice-President H. H. Tombs, and Secretary E. D. Thomas.' "We have meeting lhat will be of interest.to all said Hammond...... He said worlt done by the Texas Agricultural asKwJiUoh, wllh whfch the Taylor county organization: U affiliated, would, be'outliried. One of the main things achieved by the association during the past year was. prevention of grain sorghums being classed as crop, said Hammond. H M i) 4J M P. ni, Franco- Italo-Noxi Agreement Seen PARIS, April "strong man'' government worked today toward an agreement with Italy which right-wing leaders thought might lead to ml set- tlement with Germany poe- slblc abandonment of the Fmnco- Sovlct pact. The left-opposition, whose ardor lias been dampened since the col- lapse of Leon Blum's cabinet, meanwhile asserted a ilan pact would be "useless except to II and talk of a settle- ment with Germany was "sur- render." J 61. "J'O; Buy Equipment For Marshall Ford Dam AUSTIN. April low- er Colorado River althority today purchased W10.000 wcrth of electri- cal and .mechanical equipment for the Marshall Ford dam bting con- structed 23 miles northwest of Austin. Boy Run Killed By Auto Fatal'Accident Qccurs In Front Of Baird School BAIRD, April cast a pair of gloom over the town and. the public schools today with the passing of Rudy Bryant, seven- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs, Joe L. Bryant. Attempting to catch a bounding ball, the .-child rah out Into: the street near the Baird school and was struck by an automobile about l.p. m. Monday. The "car, driven by a 16-year-old high school threw his body 15 feet against a.parked car and then ran over It again. -The driver said the brakes .on her car failed to work. The boy suffered a gaping wound in his left side and his hip was broken. The boy died at" p. m. at 'the Grlggs hospital. Born September 11, 1930, Rudy was in th'e first grade at school. His parents, prominent farming couple, live three miles south of of Baird. Funeral, .will .be at p. m. Tuesday at the Methodist church here with the. Rev.. Luther Kirk, pastor of the Methodist church at Rochester, officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev." Lloyd Mayhew of the Clyde circuit. Besides the parents, two broth- ers and two sisters survive. They are Leslie and MlHon Bryant and Mildred and Dorothy Bryant, all of Baird. Angelas lavem JELUJJCIY V Wttiltr's t-jro- coinpihlons in -his' Harry Johnny Rodriguez, were captured in Kansas City-April 4 and at that time tipped officers Wahler separated frori them tj go toward El Paso'with the woman., Groves, and Rodriguez are now in Los Angef.es under murder jointly .witi the tavern slaying, and Sheriff E. W. Biscailuz was request- ed by Fox to grill the prisoners in an effort to determine Wahle--'! probable hideout. "The Frome murders were the brutal type that would have been done by a narcotic addict and natural said Fox. Wanler and his blonde "moll'' separated from Graves and Ro- driguez at Phoenix March tinuing their separate way in a. dark Plymouth coach. From the time th? bodies of the) Frome women were found in the West Texas desert April 3, author- ities have been looking for a man and a woman in a black mystery1 coach with white markings Fox said Wahler fitted the de- scription given by witnesses of .a, man "short and chunky with- a round face and big who was seen following the Frome sedan. east of El Paso near the spot tho women were murdered a few miles west of Van Horn. Mystery Shrouds Missing Aviator NEW YORK, April tery cloaking the disappearance of Andrew Carnegie Wiltfield, nephew aviator of the late multi-millionaire steelrnaster, became more opaque tonight as the moat hopeful clue yet turned up proved apparently fruitless. Information had pointed strongly to possibility that Whllfleld might htve sailed with Frank Steinman, another aviator, for Europe. Late today In response to urgent in- quiries from shore, the liner Wcst- ernland wirelessed he was not aboard. Safeguard Against Deadly Drug Asked DALLAS, April 15-WV-To avoid a repetition of the 76 deaths caused last fall by a new drus. Elixir of Sulfanllamide, the Council of the American Chemical society today asked congress to set up safeguards, but did not offer suggestions on how to do this. Lawn Votes Bond To Buy .Water System LAWN, April of Lawn voted unanimously today to finance a revenue bearing water bond of MpOO lor purchase of ths town water system. Out of a possi- ble votes, 54 voted for the Issue. The bond will provide for tho purchase of the water supply that previously had been In the hands of a private owner. The bond provides for payment of not over 30 years at 5 per cent interest........ Unofficial School Census Figure Final Check May Indicate More Unofficial tabulation of the clt? scholastic census shows 5.755 Abi- lene children to be of school age, Supt, L. E. Dudley announced Mon- day. The figure represents a de- cline of 68 scholastics from last year's total. The census was taken by the re- spective grammar school with the city divided Into districts corresponding to the schools' loca- tions. The total includes high school, grammar, Mexican and negro students. The tabulation as to school districts follows: College Heights, 866; Central, S36; Valley View, 361; Travis. 668; Alta Vista, 640; Lamar, 581; Locust, 575; Pair Park, Americaniza- tion, 302, and negro, 471. The principals have yet to meet and check lists against each other's. Superintendent Dudley painted out that after the census takers com- pare their lists, the toUl might be increased. ;