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Publication: Abilene Reporter News April 21, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 21, 1938, Abilene, Texas * • «• • I • • *• % • •I# mumm * ®fjc Abilene Reporter “WITHOUT,OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WO RLD EXACTLY AS EWH®© VOL. LVI I, NO. 333. Associated Press (AP>ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 21, 1938—FOURTEEN PAGES WM    PRICE    5    CENTS JACKIE STUDIES TESTIMONY LONE WOLF GOLFER— Outer Mongolia , Purge Carried Frome Suspect Visited Hamlin Out By Soviets Large Stores Of Ammunitions, Guns Reported Seized By NORMAN B. DUEUL H'nited Press Staff Correspondent) MOSCOW, April 21.    (UP)—A purge rivalling that in Russia was carried out recently In Outer Mongolia. Soviet protectorate, to crush an allegedly Japanese inspired plot to overthrow the government, according to belated advices received today. The newspaper Bezbozhnik quoT-ed the Outer Mongolia government organ "Peoples Right" that large stores of arms, ammunition and light cannon had been seized. It said the first evidence of the plot was uncovered at a trial in January, 1037. Since then a purge has been going on, the newspaper said. Tile Bezbozhnik. organ of the godless group, confined its story to religious angles of the plot. WAR WITH SPAIN- Conflict Began 40 Years Ago; Sinking Of Maine In Harbor Was Too Much For U. S. The Outer Mongolia government es^ da<€ *or a r®P^* Before Fort)* years ago today—April 21, 1898—a state of war existed between the United States and Spain. That was the outgrowth of the sinking of the US battleship Maine by an explosion in Havana harbor, February 15, 1898. An American board of inquiry made an examination .of the wreckage in which 266 men had lost their lives and reported to the navy department on March 21 that the catastrophe had been caused by an exterior mine. That stirred feeling which already had been rising because of Spain's policies in Cuba and the disregard of the rights of Americans there. It was on April 20 that President William McKinley approved a resolution demanding the withdrawal of Spam from Cuba and setting noon of April 23 as the lat- this declared that a state of war had existed since the 21st of April. President McKinley issued a call for 125,00 volunteers on April 23, Fighting for a share in the $4,000,000 he says he earned as a child film star, Jackie Coogan is shown as he studied the testimony of his mother, Mrs. Lillian Coogan Bernstein, in & deposition in his accounting suit. At the left is his attorney, Frank Doherty. ** Ford’s Panacea For Anything J, Is Work; Will Confer With FDP Tax Specialist Idea Is Vetoed Commission To Adopt Another Collection Plan in a voted Abilene's city commission, special meeting yesterday, not to let a contract on a percentage basis for the collection of delinquent taxes. Tax specialists from Dallas and Fort Worth had gathered here to present offers of carrying out the task for from IO to 18 per cent of the delinquent taxes collected. The board, however, had shortly reached accord to turn down any proposal on a percentage basis. A plan for the collections will be announced later by the commissioners. The delinquent rolls total proximately $350,000. SUDBURY, Mass., April 21 .-VP) —Henry Ford of Detroit today revealed plans for a discussion of “business conditions'* with President Roosevelt, but asserted he would enter the conference with no axe to grind. Standing in the warm sunshine of the extensive Wayside Inn estate, the multi-millionaire automobile maker said he did not intend I to give any advice.’’ But he left jjvs doubt of his own views. His solution of present - day j problems, Ford said in rapid-fire fashion would be an expansion of the "back-to-the-farm" movement. organ charged that the plot was headed by buddhist priests connected with Japanese agents beyond the border. Leaders of the Jugotz&r monastery were tried and confessions were elicited, the newspaper said. Japanese spying and the passing of important information to Japanese secret service agents about the situation in Outer Mongolia was described. An armed uprising was said to have been plotted and propaganda assured the populace that the Japanese and Manchurian troops would overturn the peoples revolutionary government, the newspaper charged. No information was available as to the number executed but it was indicated that the purge would rival that in the Soviet Union proper in which some 2,000 w’ere executed. could be delivered across the waters by the American minister in Madrid, the Spanish government sent him his passports. On April 22, the president declared a blockade of all Cuban ports; on the 24th the Spanish government declared war. and on the 25th the United States congress Talked Little To Hamlin Players Fisher Countian Held At Roby For Robbery: Not Definitely Linked In Slaying Case HAMLIN, April 21.—(Bpi.)—J. A. Stone, professional at the Lakeside golf club here, reported this morning a man driving a black Plymouth coach bearing the license number of that in which a suspect in the Frome murder case was arrested in Fisher county, had played golf here every day for a week prior to Tuesday. The man signed the club register with the same tionai Guards of this day—found surname as that given by the suspect held at Roby, who was and a second call for 75,000 more on May 25. Spain had 197,000 men in Cuba, the most of them regulars. Quickly the call “To Arms, To Arms' spread over the nation And likewise there were volunteers. Tile state militia—similar to the Na its forces shrinking as the boys joined the regular army. In many instances, the whole units of the militia were taken into the army. On land and sea, in Cuba. Porto Rico and the Philippines, the war raged for nearly four months—114 days. However, it was not until December IO, 1898, that the treaty was signed in Paris and many months after that before order and sanitation could be established in the properties for which the States paid $20,000,000. arrested for robbery of another man. Stone reported that the man brought his caddy and played several days alone before join ing a group of Hamlin men for one match He refused to do much talking hut mentioned that he might drill an oil test nearby, said Stone. W. L. Russell, local banker, given information by Stone, telephoned Sheriff Terry at Roby, who said United the California auto license number and name checked and that the These are facts which almost any suspect had a bag of golf clubs in American history book will give. | his car. Stone said he suspected the FROM A VOLUNTEER    man of returning Tuesday and tak- It was the more personal things ing a quantity of golf balls, this morning as a reporter started j out to interview some of the men Officers Uncertain See WAR WITH, Pf. 13, Col. 2 Rebels Bomb Border Pass Many Killed In Half Hour Attack' By Franco Planes TEXANS CELEBRATING- Observe San Jacinto Day Fetes Centered In Switzerland Seeks ! League Protection GENEVA. April 21.;—«—Switzerland want* the League of Nations ' to take up the question of guaranteeing respect for aer neutrality, should war come. League circles said the Swiss government’s request for discussion at    ____ ________ ____ "If people do not raise their own the council meeting beginning May I liberator, will head the list of no food," he asserted, “they will have 9 already had been sent to Joseph tables to be presented. Others are: San Antonio, San Jacinto Battlefield HOUSTON. April 21. (UPI—San Jacinto battleground, shrine of Texas freedom, was the center of state- * id - -elevations today, marking the 102nd anniversary of independence. Col. Andrew Jackson Houston, son of Gen. Sam Houston, Texas' QUITS HOLC JOB ap- Over 300 Sign For WTCC Trip The half way mark in the drive to secure 600 or more delegates to the West Texas chamber of commerce convention has-already been passed, according to reports this morning from the Abilene chamber of commerce.    .    ____ More than 340 of the advance!crally ran never ** t0° cheap be- to have a dictator to tell them to do 1 it.” He snid that in tis opinion, the ‘farm is the thing that will save .the country.” and added: "In no other way can we raise , the money. The farms today must provide for industry. "As an example I am going to cultivate every foot of the whole acreage here, right away.’’ Ford added that his "panacea" for anything was "work.’’ "This entire land is just yearning for young men to go to work in it, Thats all a young fellow needs today, the habit of work. Once he gets the habit, hell find his own work.” HEADED FOR NORMALCY Ford voiced the belief that America was on the road back to normalcy. but warned against overconfidence and predicted that commodity prices would be established at a lower level. Asked if an increase in farm products such as he proposed would not result in a lowering of farm prices, he replied; "The price of farm products gen- Avenol, secretary-general. Midland Building Contract Awarded Immediate Work For New Bank MIDLAND, April 21.— (Sp!) — Award of the general contract for construction of the eight story office building of the First National Bank of Midland and remodeling of their two-story structure was granted late Tuesday to the R. F. Ball Construction company of Fort • San Antonio's week-long Fiesta De \lrs. Lucy Sherman Craig, daughter of Gen. Sidney Sherman; W B. White, son cf James Dodson White; Rev. J. H. Ellis, and Mrs. Ellis Eubank, daughter of Alonzo Steele. Principal speaker at the celebration will be Dr. E. E Ober-j holtzer, superintendent of Houston public schools. Hobart Husion of Refugio, state president of the Sons ; of the Republic, will deliver the welcoming address and Robert J. James will read an account of the battle of San Jacinto. San Antonio Fiesta Will Close Friday SAN ANTONIO. April 21.—— Originating^ nearly a half century ago with a visit from a president, The West Texas Fair grounds ,    „    Sh    ^    w    * present t »cfre of businesslike bustle today os final arrangements were being made for putting on the Dairy Day program tomorrow The car is the same mak£, model and color ax the one that officers at Van Horn have been looking Entries in the cattle show were for-    thf    on« *‘th » wh,t« already coming in this morning and triangle on the door, though, more were expected during the aft-1 “We don't have anything definite ernoon. Definite number of entries to connect McAdams with the had not been fixed, but more than Frome case, but we decided to IOO head were assured.    check his fingerprints and we've County Agent Knox Parr and As- also sent his gun to the state pub-sistant Agent Leon Ranson with lie safety department at Austin for their helpers were busy arranging inspection.” Halls at the grounds for taking care McAdams was arrested here in PERPIGNAN, France (At the Spanish Border), April 21.— Spanish insurgent airmen today bombarded towns, troop concentric tions and one of the principal rail* ways of northern Catalonia in a drive to smash the remaining land links between Catalonia and France. At least 22 civilians were killed and 30 injured at Puigcerda, Pyrenees gateway, where e. Catalonian railway reaches the French border was driving | one of the three frontier passe* remaining under government control. Six hours after the noon hour bombardment rescue crews digging in the debris of the railway station and other Puigcerda buddings reported reaver) of 22 bodies. Swooping low to rain bombs and machine-gun bullets, Generalissimo Fra;*cisco Franco's planes raided a 40-mile branch railroad beween Puigcerda and Ripon in upper Ge-rona province. The bombardment of Puigcerda began at noon when four bombers and four pursuit planes swept in over the Pyrenees. The attack lasted almost half an hour, with ono bomb dropped every minute. In addition to the dead, many persons inside the bombed build-connection with the theft of be-1 ings were reported wounded, tween $400 and $500 from Tom The attack came at the time In-Henry of Royston.    surgent    General Solchaga's force* Madams is a son of Mr. and were driving against Seo De Urgel, Mrs. R. H. McAdams of the Royston border town farther west, in an at-communlty. IO miles northeast of t«npt to join forces with southern ROBY. April 21. (UP'-A burglary suspect giving his name as Raymond McAdams was questioned here ' today regarding his activities on March 30. the date that Mrs. Weston G. Frome and her daughter, I Nancy, were slain near Van Horn, j "I don't know whether we've got I something or not.” Sheriff Frank Terry said, "but some things about I McAdams make us believe he is I worth investigating." McAdams wax arrested here day before yesterday. He a black Plymouth sedan with California license No. 20349. McAdams is 29 years old. "McAdams has been in El Paso recently, but he is mighty closemouthed about what he's been do- registrations have already been taken and committeemen are intensify-,,    , Ing their drive to have the goal to™ld Ior the Products.” cause when the prices of farm products go down, new uses will be reached bv tomorrow night. The tickets will be available through Monday either by contact with the committeemen or the chamber of commerce office. Members of the delegation are to leave from Har-din-Simmons university about 6 o'clock Tuesday morning. General committee on attendance, at the convention was to meet in special session at the chamber of commerce building at 2 o'clock this afternoon to complete final arrangements for the delegation program. Gas Rate Dispute Is Injected Into Race For Governor AUSTIN, April 21—(UP)—Texas race for governor was injected into a gas rate controversy before 53d district court here today. Attorney Neth Leachman of Community Natural Gas company and Texas Cities Gas company was cross examining Olin Culberson, chief of the gas utilities division of the Texas railroad commission. The commission is trying to enjoin the gas companies from interfering with its efforts to regulate gas rites in cities and towns including El Paso. Leachman asked Culberson if Ernest O Thompson's keen interest in the El Paso gas rate w-as not due to his candidacy for governor. "I'm for Thompson and believe he will be next governor despite Your opposition,” Culberson replied. "I’m for him, too,’ said Leachman. "I object,' said Asst. Atty. Gen. Alfred Scott, whose chief is* also a He said in this connection that industry was using more plastics See HENRY FORD, Tg. 13. Col. 5 Two Year Term On Burglary Count A. L Sumrall, indicted this week by a 42d district court grand jury-on two charges of burglary, pleaded guilty to the offenses this morning before Judge M. S. Long and was sentenced to serve two years in the penitentiary on each count. Sumrall is being held in the Taylor county jail pending removal to the state institution. Worth after bank officials and Ar chitect Wyatt C. Hedrick had checked the various bids and the alternates which affected them. Balls bid was $189,833 plus $1,375 for use of oak trim over birch on the interior. Slight alteration might yet be made to substitute terra cotta for Texas limestone on exterior trim. The Otis Elevator company received the elevator contract, price being $13,605. Low bids of $46,475 for air-conditioning, plumbing - id heating; and of $9,195. not yet finally awarded, will bring tile total cost to $260,367. Cashier M. C. Ulmer of the bank said Wednesday. Construction will be started as soon as details can be rushed, the contractor promising to deliver the edifice In IOO working days. More than 40 bidders, for general ; contract and mechanical services, were in Midland for the letting Tuesday, the other allied industries swelling the crowd of visitors to i more than IOO. Horace Russell (above), general coun~el of the Home "Own -ers Loan Corp, resigned shortly after Representative Church (R-Ill) demanded in the house that Russell be dismissed. Churel charged Russell had written a “scandalous and disgraceful ’ letter. Russell denied "improper intent” in the letter, which, Church charg- of the cattle and keeping them in the best of shape during the show. Meanwhile, the chamber of commerce committee which is assisting with the celebration was completing arrangements for a noon meal at ;hTh‘r.how    .•do*!'*"- *«•'«« >*«•»« «** «•»» k'tjs ‘sri? *;* arrested. He has not made that Puiiceroa. considered the key to his home for several years, but has n°r{hern Catalonia s defenses, been “in and out" all of the time,1 Spanish frontier guards, appar- r'.u^r.r.^0^ kl-*.    border, refusing to allow the terror oun INO I KGC 61 VCO    stricken population to rush acros* into France. tomorrow morning with the first of toe judging contests. Gate admission is free and the public is invited to*attend the demonstration. ed. solicited business for former HOLC attorney. San Jacinto celebration moved to ward its climax tomorrow in the barie of flowers parade. While President Benjamin Harrison's visit here in 1891 served as ' the foundation of the fiesta, other factors are attributed to the origin of the spectacle, climaxed with the battle of flowers parade. A jaded horseman, Joseph De Ur-rutia, an outrider for the expedition of Domingo De Teran, visited the area and led to the establishment of the city of San Antonio more than two centuries ago. A heroic little band, the heroes cf the Alamo who stood off Santa Anna and his army for 14 days, and the battle of the republica fought at San Jacinto and leading to a successful conclusion of the campaign for the governorship Texas revolution—all were the basis for staging the annual celebration. One of the highlights of the first fiesta was a battle of flowers, staged in front of the Alamo. For several years each fiesta had its flower battle, but later the nature of it changed with the passing years. Three Burned To Death Result Of Truck, Car Crash Alfalfa Bill s' Hat Is In Ring OKLAHOMA CITY, April 21-William H. Murray—“call me ex-governor Alfalfa Bill on the ballot"—emerged from retirement today and plunged into AUSTIN, April 21 .-(UP)—A pistol reported en route to Austin from Roby, Flsner county, had not been received today by the state public safety department for check with the bullets taken from tile bodies of Mrs, W. G. Frome and her daughter. Rotan, north cf Sweetwater, is so far from Austin that officials do not expect the weapon to be received here before tomorrow. un- See LONE WOLF, Pf. 13, Col. 5 SAN ANTONIO. April 21. (A*.— Three men were fatally burned in a flaming sedan, a fourth was critically injured, and one other was less seriously injured in a head-on collision of i car and truck three miles south of Von Ormy late last night. The dead: Gene Gauslin, 22. of Lytle. Raymond Howard, 21, of Lytle. Garrett Kentfield, Lytle, driver of the car. Seriously injured was W. Kay, also of Lytle, who ha.> a fractured thigh and other injuries. Less seriously injured was James Jones, 16. another!ot Temple, who was riding on the truck L. H. Fletcher of Crystal City, said to be driver of the truck, He offered a platform of economy escaped injury, to lure the democratic nomination. I Canalla and Howard, riding Tall, gaunt, gra.v-haired and    S!    Hi?    ,cfr’    were cr,e' |and 0 L Johns°n assistant secre- us    _    ma pa ^hile Heniftcld was also <ary O A PooIp and J F Rarrirk bushy-mustached—but heavier than badly burned.    Barrlck Ector County Trustees Named ODESSA. April 21.-The board of trustees of Ector county independent school district at it’s last meeting reelected C. W. Campbell, president. G. P C-enshaw, vice-ln president, A. H Dennison, secretary, FREED 102 YEARS AGO TODAY— Abilenians Close To Participants In Texas' San Jacinto Victory The Weather Mind ida la for governor, •» "Will You Come to the Bower?” played on a single fife and drum led the Texas forces against a double army of Mexicans 102 years ago today. The Mexicans, including their General Santa Anna were indulging in their Latin custom of a siesta. They awakened to cries of "Remember the Alamo,” "Remember Goliad." and In a short time found themselves completely routed. It was a signal victory for General Sam Houston and his band of 740 men whose hearts were afire with patriotism The cattle of San Mexico—Texas became forever free. That is Texas history, common knowledge to scores of the state’s residents. Two years ago. the Texas Centennial revived those events in the memory of not only Texas but tile nation. Yet giving even more life to century-ago happenings are people who were more closely associated with men who participated in the events W'hieh gave Texas it’s freedom. In Abilene, there is Mrs. J. B. Heltchew, goddaughter of Genet** ABILENE and vicinity:    Partly cloudy and cooter tonight Friday partly' cloudy WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy, cooter in north portion tonight. Friday partly cloudy 1 toman hat warmer in Panhandle EAST TEXAS Partly cloudy preceded by *ho»er« in northeast portion and near upper coast, cooler in neat and north portions tonight; Friday partly cloudy, i tome*hat unsettled in routh portion. Highest temperature yesterday ,,..78 Eoueet temperature thle morning 62 TEM PER A Ti'RES Wed. Thor* p m. a rn I J&cuiio lifted Ut* cruel yak* of bee ABILLA IAN b, fg. 13, tot 7 when he left office three years ago —Murray said: "At 68, I'm a better man than a lot of those now at the capitol who are only 40 because I don't eat and drink myself to death." The “sage of Tishomingo’’ declared the "New Deal has no more to do with this election than infant baptism' and said he will campaign on state Issues only. Murray, the eighth candidate to file, has stiff opposition. But he once Joshed; "The more the merrier. "I d rather not be governor if I can’t win by a clear majority.'’ In filing, he struck from toe blank a clause that he had sup- began new terms as trustees. Guards, however, did permit evacuation of some wounded into Bourg Madame. Hopsburg Properties Are Confiscated BERLIN, April 21.—(UPI—The newspaper Doerscn-Zeitung said today that the properties in Austria, of Archduke Otto of Hapsburg, pretender to the throne of Austria, had been confiscated. It said the confiscation was effected “weeks ago" by government decree, and added: "Otto himslf precipitated the confiscation by his interview with the Petit Parislen March 16. which left no doubt regarding the young man'* fantastic plans." The Petit Parisien interview was used as the basis for treason charg es against Otto, on the ground that he invited the aid of foreign nations in his interests as pretender to i the throne. NEW DEAL FOES LAUNCH DRIVE— Roosevelt’s $4,512,OOO,OOO Recovery Program Denounced In House As Leading To Inflation WASHINGTON, April 21.-<UPt —Opponents of President Roosevelt's $4,512,000,000 recovery drive opened their fight against the program today, charging it means inflation, will cause new distress and a federal deficit of $8,000,000,000 (Bt In the 1929 fiscal year. While Mr Roosevelt stirred his executive departments into high He advanced a six-point program, paper for the printing of currency including house adoption of the sen- raises the prospect that the admin- ate tax bill and repeal of the authority under which the administration may print $3,000,000,000 (Bi in currency. REVENUES DECLINING istraion is preparing to issue the entire $3,000,000,000 (B) of greenbacks authorized by the Vicous Thomas inflation amendment. “This will wipe out the entire Taber said that in view of a SO cushion of $4,400,000,000 (B) of fed-per cent decrease in customs receipt* era! reserve notes in circulation and ported his party’s candidates in the    to    launch    the    drive    against    and    the    ’certainty"    of    curtailed    in-    unquestionably    will    result    in    infla- r>ry thermostat cr Wet thermi-mr>»r ' HclaUvs humidity last election Murray said "with some exception of individuals, all my life I have voted the general democratic ticket.” Murray’s term as governor was hectic. Involved in a war for free bridges over the Red river between Oklahoma and Texas, he called out the militia and plowed I up budge approaches before terms ( were reached. dividual and corporate tax collec- tion. That means a destruction of tions, government revenue probably the government's credit, a reduction will not top $4,500,000,000 tB) in I in the price of government bonds, a fiscal 1939.    j lowering of the purchasing power of "This means a federal deficit in the wage of the working-man, and that period <1939 fiscal year) of ap- the complete stagnation of industry. depression. Rep. John Taber. R , N Y„ charged the program ' unquestionably win result in inflation." Taber, ranking minority member of the house appropriations sub-| committee which is drafting a bill to finance the program, claimed proximately $8,000,000,000 (BL I "Everyone will have to pay mort that the contemplated spending    "With the release of gold from    '    for everything they buy and because would raise total government ex-    the general fund of the treasury    J    of the vicious tax bill,    the vicious penditures to $12,500,000,000 'Bi for    there has already been an addition    labor board, and the    irresponsible the fiscal >car ending June 30, 1939.    of Gold certificates outstanding in    method of handling    government He predicted an $8,000,000,0000 (Blithe sum of $1,400,000,000 (Bi. Re-j business, the opportunity for pri-, deficit for the fiscal year,    pons    of    the    treasury's    purchase    of    vale employment will be gone, ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: April 21, 1938