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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL LVII, NO. 333. "WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR TOES, SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT r. ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 1938.-SIXTEEN PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Utilities Loans Go In Program For Recovery Inclusion Of Administration Foes Stirs Speculation Amid Multiple Developments WASHINGTON, April Roosevelt administration in- cluded Joans lo public utilities In the new spend-and-lend recovery pro- gram today. It was not known immediately just which companies would receive loans. However, the disclosure that loans were In the offing created unusual Interest because of the long and bitter controversy between the Farmers Hear Organization Recommended Extension Expert Cites Minority Rule In Capita! More than 200 Taylor county farmers met at the county court- house Wednesday to hear P. G. H a 1 n e s, organization specialist from A. M. college, discuss agri- cultural problems. The meeting was called by Tay- lor County Agricultural associa- tion. J. Walter Hammond, presi- dent of that organization, presided.' FREIGHT RATES CITED Halnes pointed out Inequalities In trelghterates faced by farmers, handicaps imposed by tariffs, and other features of the farm situa- tion. He declared that the national government is beinj controlled by organized minorities, and told far- mers that if they arc to have their part of Its control and their part ot the national Income, they must organize. Haincs, taking a striclly neulral stand as to which farm organiza- tions are preferable, said that every farmer ought to join some body lhat will give him organized power in Washington. Tile extension service rcpresenta-. tive also appeared before .a meet- Ing of rural residents and-Kiwanls- club members at Ovalo Wednesday evening......... S TARIFFS ASSAILED In pointing out -inequalities in freight rates and tariffs, Halnes declared lhat many farm imple- ments manufactured In the United States are sold cheaper In foreign countries than at home. Through tarifl reslrictions. not only cot Ion but olher products are being exported less, he said.- Tar- iff walls prevent the importation of foreign goods, and witfout 'this source of income, foreign countries are unable to buy from America, he said. Hatnes praised the work of Sec- retary of State Cordell Hull In formation of reciprocal Irade treat- ies with foreign countries. Export of American goods to these coun- tries has Increased much fasler than their imports to the United States, he said. Afer the officers of the agricultural association outlined plans for a membership campaign. Community meetings will be sched- uled soon, said Hammond. Twenty new members were signed up .Wednesday, bringlnz the total of tbose who have paid 1938 dues to 50. La Guard id Assigned Gun-Toting Guards GUTHRIE, Okla., April When Mayor Fiorella H. la- Guardia of New York City arrives here Friday IB attend pioneers' day festival, he will be furnished a bodyguard of eight of the tough- est frontiersmen who ever drew a bead on a cattle rustler. Mounted on horseback, the guard will escort LaGuardla's automobile' In the annual elghty-nlner parade, which marks Ihe 49th anniversary of the opening of Oklahoma terri- tory to settlement. Skeletons Found In Odessa Vicinity s, ODESSA, April Rccder Webb his investigation today of the reported finding of three human skeletons at Penwell, near here, led to a conclusion the bones had been there for 20 years administration and number of concerns In the utility field. FOR SLUMS A White House conference dis- cussed a plan for advances to the power companies by the Recon- struction finance corporation to en- able them to catch up on many mil- lions of dollars worth of job-spread- ing construction work left undone during the depression years. President Roosevelt, endeavoring lo get the recovery program start- ed quickly, approved five slum clearance, projects Involving federal expenditure of. The senate committee on the cause and extent of unemployment reported the state and federal gov- ernments had spent for recovery and relief since 1933 of that sum coming from the federal government. It said fully were out of work and asserted conditions were too uncertain for planning a long- range relief program pt this time. Harry Hopkins, administrator of work relief, urging the house appro- priations committee to endorse those portions of the president's spending and lending program which have yet to be en- acted, said the relief item would enable WPA to keep persons on the rolls until February 1. This would be 200000 more than at present. of the Treasury and cSs Reserve met mi dls- Potentlal bank from last week's credit resulting desterillzation of gold should rn.ide available for lending to the banks. Robert Fechr.er, director of the See RECOVERY, PE. 7, Col. 5 way Ten West Texas0 Counties Benefit In New Lettings AUSTIN, April 20. _ (ft) _ The commission loday complet- ed Its April contract letting ant) an- ncunced low bidders costing on projects Formalities were till that stood in the way of issuing orders that will put crews of men to work in scat- tered sections of Ihe state. Those items which will be partial- ly financed by the federal
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