Abilene Reporter News, April 22, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

April 22, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas o)fWo) Wife glrilme Sporter ~iTnt$•'WITHOUT,OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS COES,"-Byron VOL. LVII, NO. 334. A»»Tlatrd I’rri* (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 22, 1938.-SIXTEEN PAGES I Bited Pre** (I Pl PRICE 5 CENTS Capital Studies Motives Behind FDR’s Moves Better Relations With Business Obviously Sought Shown above in the first picture taken of him since his recent illness. Gen. John J. Pershing looks "every inch a soldier" after hts miraculous recovery from a nearly fatal heart attack. On his way to attend the i wedding of his son Warren in New York, the 77-year-old com-I mender of the A. E. F. appeared his usual brisk self as. with the old military crispness in his voice, he warned photographers: ‘Make it nappy, fellows. I Its hte only one you'll get.” New WASHINGTON. April 21.—(A*)—A forthcoming tete-a-tete between President Roosevelt and that confirmed unbeliever in New Deal doctrine. Henry Ford. strengthened the impression here tonight that the administration was trying to get on better terms with business before starting its new spend-and-lend spurt. There was no official explanation of the fundamental purpose of this and other conciliatory gestures of recent days, though some observers guessed that the administration had decided its attack on depression problems would have better chances of success lf some of the animosity between administration men and segments of business were allayed. However. It was noted that the White House was placing strict limits on its conciliation campaign. It was not, for example, giving in on the undistributed profits tax, repeal of which has been demanded by innumerable business men. Formal arrangements for the Ford-Roosevelt meeting were completed today. The White House announced and Ford, at Sudbury, Mass. confirmed that the motor maker would lunch informally with the chief executive next Wednesday. Depression problems undoubtedly would be discussed, it was said, but Ford himself added that he had no advice to offer. He had “no axe to grind” either, he emphasized. “I want to give the president a chance to look at somebody who doesn’t want anything,*' he told reporters with a grin. Roosevelts invitation to Ford, who has consistently criticized administration policies—to the extent in the case of NRA, of refusing to comply—followed another admlnls- ! tration gesture toward the public utilities. The R. F. C. was arranging today to extend loans to the power j companies to help them undertake construction programs employing many men. both in the actual work and in the manufacture of materials. steel, lumber, copper wire jnd the like. With these developments Washington linked the conciliatory tone of recent administration utterances, notable for their lack of references to “economic royalists” or "feudalists.” But regardless of efforts to pacify business, it was obvious that the , administration was losing no time in making every possible prepara Strikers Close Six New Plants Aluminum Corporation, Eight Units Shut, Considers Out-Of-State Move DETROIT April 21,—(A*)—Th* CIO-affiliated United Automobile Workers extended strikes to six additional De*roil plants today, at the tlon for starting the $4,500,000,000 same time bringing their disputed "dues-collection” picket line maneuver spending and lending campaign. Yesterday, the president approved slum clearance projects totaling $40.000 000 and today Secretary Ickes advised states and municipalities to be ready with ideas for projects under the $1 000,000.000 public works phase of the program. LaFollette Attack Widens Breach WASHINGTON. April 21— ‘.-Tv— The attack of Gov. Philip LaFollette of Wisconsin on President Roosevelts economic program as "tinkering and patching” tended to widen the breach between the White House and Wisconsin progressives who formerly were the president s allies in congress; but it left political observers puzzled as to its true meaning. It was regarded as adding significance to the balance-of-power role played against the White House by a handful of Wisconsin progressives in the house fight over the government reorganization bill. Their sur- to this city Eight plants of the Behn Aluminum Ar Brass Corp were among a dozen closed tonight by labor disputes. Bohn officials, who said the corporation had a $10.000 000 investment here. announced plans to move — -................................ —............... their    operations    to    other states were being considered. PICKETING QUIET The "dues" picketing to check on non-paying UAW members occurred without incident at the Vernor highway plant of the Briggs Manufacturing Co. Pickets stopped and questioned about 15 workers entering the plant. Similar tactics at Flint, Mich., earlier this week resulted in the closing of two General Motors units there. Some 3,700 employes of the Fisher Body plant No. I returned to work this morning. Employes of the Buick division of General Motors, dependent on the I Fisher unit for bodies, were called to return to work tomorrow morning. The eight Bohn aluminum plants normally employ 3,200 men but only about I OOO have been working. Richard T Frankensteen, UAW Interest Slight In WICC Race Lone Candidate * Appears Likely For President Four days before opening cf the annual West Texas chamber cf commerce convention in W hita Falls, the race for presidency of the body for 1939 scrim to have taken the form of a one-man act, informed sources cb. erved Thursday, H. S. Hilburn. publisher of the At Today's Fete Specialists' Talks, Judging On Card At Fair Grounds "Old Bassie” will have her day of ' honor today. Beef cattle will be taboo, and ; dairy animals will eign supreme as Abilene celebrates Dairy day. Last night milch cows and dairy I bulls of the first order began arriving at the West Texas Fair ,grounds, where activities are to be centered today, FIRST STOCK ARRIVES Today more stock will arrive, I bringing the total to svell over a hundred animals Weather is not expected to interfere, and the program is to begin at IO o'clock. First dairyman to arrive at the grounds with stock for exhibition yesterday was I. B. Buck of Buffalo Gap. Close behind was Frank Antilife, who probably has the biggest dairy herd in the Abilene area, j Together they brought 30 head to the fair park barns. With half a dozen counties represented in exhibitions, ribbons and other awards will be given the clas- j siest animals But the exhibition is only a part of the program. Notable speakers on dairy subjects have been imported, and judging of dairy cattle will be practiced by both men I and boys. EXPERTS TO CLASS At noon the Abilene chamber of commerce and four dairy products companies—Western Produce, Ban- j ner, Pangburn and Longhorn creameries—will be hosts to IOO or 150 visiting dairymen and guests at a barbecue dinner on the grounds, j Those to participate in the big feed will be furnished with tickets. Specialists who will class dairy ! cattle shown at the event will be I D. T. Simons of Fort Worth, field representative of the American Jersey Cattle club; C. N. Shepardson, head of the dairy husbandry department of Texas A & M college; and G. G. < Hoot1 Gibson, assistant dairy specialist of the extension service. 1 Judging contests will open the .'how at IO o'clock this morning. Dairy products contest Is slated for ll 30 o’clock, and at 11:43 Jack Shelton, state agent and vice-direc-| tor of the extension sendee will talk on The Dairy Industry and the Extension Service.” TO OPEN TRENCH SILO Shepardson will open the after-• noon program with a talk on "Why Dairy Cows” At 1:45 o’clock Simons will discuss "Herd Improvement Through Breeding,” and "More Milk per Acre,” will be the topic for E. R Eudaly. dairy husbandryman I of the extension service. Gibson will ( talk on "Looking Ahead with Your , Dairy Herd.” A trench silo filled during the fair last fall will be opened for inspection. Located just north of the dairy barn, it was filled with hegari Insurgent warplanes daided impor-and maize, half of which was tam government centers in North-chopped and half of which was in I cm Catalonia today while ground Swept from their homes by the inexorable tidal wave of Gen. Franco's R-bel drive to the sea. little groups of the pitiable flotsam of war continue to drift over the jagged snow-covered peaks of the Pyrenees Mountains to find a harbor of safety across tile French border. As seen in the photo above, where Catalonian non-combatant men, women and children are shown crossing a frigid mountain creek, they escape with little but their lives and what possessions can be carried. REBEL AIRMEN BOMB AVENUES OF ESCAPE FROM TORN SPAIN Madrid Veterans Are Cut Off By Franco's Wedge HENDAYE. France. 'At Spanish Frontier», Aoril 21- Texans Honor Early Patriots prise vote for recommitment fur- Plainview Evening Herald, occupies vice-president. Charging the Bohn nished the margin needed to ad- the favored spot as the convention management was "trying to deprive minister a rebuff to Roosevelt lead- nears, by reason of his present post- 2.400 men of juniority rights, offi-ershlp.    tion of first vice-president of the cully authorized the strike today Whether that action and Gover-, WTCC It ha.    a    tairly    and pledged the international nqr LaFollette s sharply woi led welj ej^lislied custom to advance mhon's support, criticism, promptly backed up by thgt officer to the presidency of PA Markcy. Bohn vice-preai-his senator mother, is merely a organization each year it was aca{- sald the company "has been new progressive effort to reshape |    ‘    ’    investigating real estate values in C. M. Caldwell of Abilene, a mem- two or    ****    .including    Huber of the WTCC nominating com- f    wlth    a    view mittee along with Chairman James 1    t    , ta    .    _    _    ,,    ,    ,    ©trues    protesting    wage    cuts    af- riin!! 2 wn it win ana 2? fected the American Brass Co. plant Cline of Wichita Fall, said lhurs-!and that of the Michigan Steel bundles. Silage from the trench will be viewed by dairymen, who I may see for themselves that it is I fresh Eudaly will use it to illustrate I I his talk. A new show-ring has been built ' east of the dairy barn for the show, i Abilene chamber of commerce will send a representative to the grounds to present Its award to the I dairyman In the dairy herd im- I Pavement association showing the highest producing cow. Program will be. concluded with awarding of prizes and medals by W I. Glass, district extension service agent. troops consolidated newly won positions on the southern part of Spain s eastern front. Heaviest hit by the bombers was Puigcerda. railroad point and Pyrenees gateway leading to the French border, where 22 civilians were known dead and 30 were injured. Another aerial attack was directed at a 40-mile branch railroad between Puigcerda and Ripon, in upper Gerona province. Puigcerda is on a rail line running to the French border at one of the three frontier passes still under government con- I trol. the New Deal relief and public works program, or has a deeper political significance, remains to be disclosed. Some observers believed if. might foreshadow an independent progressive presidential ticket in 1940. North Wind Routs Summery Weather Wpm Texas’ fickle weather iound working Abilenians downtown in have prevailed on the war front extending from the Pyrenees foothills in the north to the Mediterranean sea at Tortosa in the south. Insurgent consolidation    opera tions were under way around Albo-shirt    sleeves yesterday    afternoon    I cacer, captured last night    on the and    seemingly took    advantage    of    I southern front. Negro'* White Bride Adjudged Insane NEW YORK, April 21.—(/Pi—Syl -via Lazarus, former Smith college student who married William S. H Stewart, a harlem negro entertainer. was declared legally insane today in papers signed by Westchester county Judge Frank H. Coyne. The 27-year-old woman was ordered confined in Bloomingdale hospital, a private sanitarium at White Plains. N. Y. She married the 32-year-old negro in a negro church here April IO and was returned to New York yest-terday after her brother and New York and Chicago police found the couple In a Chicago apartment. Boy, Girl Born Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jones, 825 Peach, announce the birth of a son est night at the Hendrick Memo-!al hospital at 7:57 o’clock. A daughter was born to Mr and Hrs. W C. Johnson of Tuscola last light at the hospital at 8:51 o'clock I day that group had not met yet. Casting Co. Other idle plants Inane! would likely not go into sos- eluded the Detroit Moulding Corp See WTCC, Bg. 12. Col. 7 See STRIKES, Bg. 12, Col. 5 mercury OPENING CONTESTS— One-Act Play Casts Will Vie Tonight In Region Two Interscholastic Meet Presentation of one-act plays at senior girls, IO; junior girl'. IO;30: the high school auditorium tonight, Byron England. Abilene high school beginning at 8 o'clock, will be the PTDiripaI. director. Inaugural avant of th- region 2 in- f,^TLdTf!?mt“on- ,Mmh hni: 7.    D. m the following divisions: senior terscholastie league meet Rather- boys, 9: junior bo vs. 0 30* senior me Boyd of Harriin-Simmons uni- girls, IO; junior girls. 10:30: Connor the occasion to send a brisk north wind whisking over the city after a hot sun had shot the upward in the morning. From a high of 84 degrees at neon. the temperature sagged steadily to a 24-hour low of 56 degrees at 9 o'clock last night. Highest wind velocity of the day as recorded at the airport weather    __________ _________ bureau was 36 miles per hour at |ro°Ps has been charged complete- minute battle 102 years ago. The Gen. Jose Miaja. meanwhile, rushed plans to create an entire new central army to defend the government region from the Teruel front to the seaboard north of Casteism a distance of more than 80 miles. Six weeks after Franco's swift drive east*aid started, not only the defeated more than twice their war map but the distribution of number at San Jacinto in an 18- 1 p. rn    '    ;    ly.    Once    there    were    50    OOO    govern- Although skies were overcast ment troops and about 40.000 in-throughout the afternoon, clouds sur&ents facing each other around shed no rain In the immediate Madrid area and began to break up at Mtn>’ ot Madrid s veterans were dusk. Forecast for today is partly sen“ *° Catalonia and now have no varsity is director for that division. Other literary event' will be held Saturday The complete schedule, with directors: Debate, 9 a. rn. Saturday in study hall C at Abilene high school, J. F Boren of Abilene, director High school declamation 9-11 o'clock in high school auditorium, in the following divisions:    tailor boys, 9 oclock; junior boys, 9:30: Robinson, Merkel superintendent, director. Extemporaneous speech, 10:30, room 16 at the high school, H. C. Lyon of Ballinger, director. Ready writers, 10:30, room 37. J. C. Scarborough. Santa Anna, director. Typing and shorthand, rooms 8 and 9. IO. J Carlton Smith of Har-dm-Simmons, director. cloudy. High wind, hail and rain struck in other scattered points of the state, while southeast Texas residents battled a flood menace in the Sabine river bottoms. Fort Worth reported a maximum wind velocity of 68 miles af the airport. means of rejoining their comrado because of the isurgent wedge which has .'-cparated Catalonia from battle gave freedom to Texas after the historic band of soldiers under Col. William Travis had perished in the Alamo at San Antonio. Baptists Avow War b—csus— of th- uurwm w-ds. On Gambling, Drink the rest of government Spain Begin Peace Talks Britain Sends Second Expropriation Note ROMP April 21 — r Franco-Italian conversations directed to-_ ward reestablishment of the friendship which existed before the I alo-Ethiopian war are scheduled to begin here tomorrow. MEXICO. CITY. April 21. API— Britain sent Mexico a second note tonight reiterating demands for the Jurist III SAN ANTONIO, April ”1 r return of British-owned oil proper- Duval West, 75. veteran retired ferities expropriated by the Mexican era! judge, is seriously ill a*, a local government.    (hospital. SAN ANGELO, April 21.—* J* — The state Baptist Sunday school convention which registered 5,665 persons and drew leading figures among Baptists of Texas md the southland, closed here today with a firm resolve to end the sale of liquor in Texas and continue war on all forms of gambling Waco won the 1939 convention— April ll. 12 and 13—over Harlingen, Rio Grande valley city. Robert Jolly, head of Memorial hospital. Houston, vt s redried president, as were the recording secretaries Mrs. Julia Mae S’autrh-t ter and Maim Seawall of Dallas. Sheriff Awaits Report On Gun; Ranger Into Case Bv HARRY HOLT ROBY, April 21— Speculation j mounted today as to whether Fisher countian* would crack the un- , solved Frome murder case. Following the arrest of a suspect by Sheriff Frank Terry, there j wras concerned anxiety which centered on a .32 calibre automatic pistol in Austin for ballistic examination. SIX FOLD PROBE Status of developments: 1. Raymond McAdams, held for , questioning in connection with the I Frome ca*?, charged by County I Attorney E. F, Campbell with robbery and carrying a pistol. 2. McAdams’ continued refusal to talk. • 3 The 1937 black Plymouth coach, taken with the suspect, reg-I istered in California and New Mexico by H L. Collins. 4. Stubs of travelers checks re-covvered sent to Sheriff Chris Fox of El Paso, along with fingerprint* of McAdams. . 5. Entry of at least one Texas ranger into rase tonight. 6 Check on a mysterious woman in Albukuerque, N. M. Sheriff Terry, serving his fourth i year in that capacity, was playing I the cards close to his vest until , something definite has been established. “I don’t know whether we have anything or not,” he said, "but there are a number of things worth investigating. The first test will be when a report of the pistol is made ” McAdams was arrested late Tuesday night on a complaint of robbery, following the theft of between $400 and $500 from Tom Henry of Royston. Charges in that .t were Bled today snd hearing se!** for IO o'clock Monday morning in Justice of the Peace B. Brown Smiths rourt. STORY CUT SHORT McAdams told Sheriff Terry that he was In California when Mrs By The Associated Press Texans gathered yesterday at hallowed San Jacinto battlefield near Houston anti in historic San Antonio to honor the ragged army that won Texas freedom from Mexico 102 years ago. Patriots st both historic spots excelled the virtues of Gen Sam Houston, first president of the southwestern republic, and his valiant men, who turned back an imposing army under the Mexican General Santa Ana. The San Jacinto battlefield pro-Comparative quiet was reported to gram was given under the auspices Fl’MIMAKO KONOYE • rn a Japs Increase Invading Force /Attack Quickens In Sector Where Defeat Suffered TOKYO. April 21—</?*—Japan .    _    was reported today to have moved Weston G. Frome, 45. and her pretty regular army units into China dan eh ter, Nancy, 23, of Berkeley jrom Manchoukuo and to b? send-S hJT'.    murder,:l “*r tnt others t om th- homeland to Vtn “°™;    3:    . .    .    avenge revers-* in the ninc-mont*i According to his story—cut short when questioned—he left Royston ^    ,    '    . .    .    .    , March 24 with his brother and sis- I The pUi£s of !nP caPital Sickened ter-in-law for Monument, N M " *lth the movement cf men and said Terry, “then he continued to munitions, the mum of Premier California, traveling alone.    I Prince Fumimaro Konoyc to his Then after a visit in various * official residence and the arrival towns there, he returned via Ari- of War Minister General Cen Su- zona and New Mexico, getting back Khvama Item an extensive tour of to the home of his parents. Mr. and the war fronts. Mrs. R. H. McAdams, April IO,”, Dome! (Japan cs a news agency) o ru<v.-> •    .. „ , „ sal<1 wa^ believed the premier See FKO.ViE, Bg. 12. Col. 4 Bankrupt World May Follow Arming, Claim WASHINGTON, April 21-(JP)— An international conference should and the war minister would confer on "internal policies to strengthen national unity.” Emperor Hirohito received the premier in a brief audience soon after the latter's return to hts offices, after an absence of nearly be arranged in an effort to save R niont^ during which there was % the arming world from bankruptcy, s^arP increase in political tension. Senator Vanderberg *R-Mich» told The alW was reported to have the senate today during an at- j demanded further control in tho tack (rn the administration's big wake of the setbacks in China and navy bill.    there were rumors of the premier’* He contended the proposed ex- impending resignation, but Konoyo pa baloo of the United States fleet was stated to have refused tbs mili-might cost far more than the SI.- ; tary demands and the resignation 156.(XX),OOO which officials have es- reports were denied, timated, and warned that sound national credit was “just as vital a part of the national defense as a navy.’ of the Sons and Daughters of the Republic of Texas while San Antonians engaged in their annual fiesta de San Jacinto, the battle of the flowers. A* the speakers rev ailed the glories of the past they glanced toward the ancient oak which the wounded General Houston received the sword of, the vanquished General Santa Ana; as they spoke of the promise of the future, their eyes met the towering San Jacinto monument casting its shadow over the gentle rolling terrain. A Texan army of some 800 men SHANGHAI, April 22—(Friday) —OFF—Reinvigorated Japanese troops pushed south from captured Lini today for a sweeping flank attack on the Tai, r bch wang- Yihsien sector of the Central China front, seeking to wipe out a major defeat at Taierhchwang early this month. received medical treatment at Hen- siJ^''J?    m ful1 :s” drick Memorial hospital yesterday bvmh.rro    -    ave    dajs    of    aeavv for a broken hip suffered in an ac- %***»■rdr"en 'vll‘ch culminated in cident. She is the mother of Mrs. I ^ slree fighting,, the Chinese John Bishop of Abilene, English    new    defensive    positions    in teacher in high school.    *    country    south    and    south- Attendants at the hospital .'-aid wesl cf the ancient walled city. Winters Woman Has Broken Hip Mrs. J. H. Lewis, 65, of Winters late last bight that Mrs. Lewis was resting well. The Weather ARII.) X ) AM) parity rlou.lv . W KS I I). VA*:    l’*rt    I) \ ICO ITI I ) rida> rlwixly, cooler Unable to endure continuous artillery and aerial attacks on open positions, the Chinese were reported forming small mobile columns In order to take full advantage of natural protection afforded by tho rough terrain. The Japanese were determined to break through the Chinese line - in cstccmc »outhra*t, Harmer in tiir net only to "redeem Taierhchwang '* !£**■«*    HI,, >a,urd,y    pnr„> some ^    ^ &.vay ^ ^ ^ relieve 5,000 Japanese briragueied. cloudy. * A*r T)My; I-air In north, mostly cloud) and cooler In south portion ) rids) ; -alurday pnrtl.v cloud., warmer In nearly two weeks in the walled town west snd north portion* trrsh, possibly Of Yihsien. LM miles northwest of si rone northerly wind* on the roast Tale filch Wang OKLAHOMA:    lair.    somenhat    warmer ) rtdav aud !*aturday, NEB M KAKO:    Carli) Cloudy Friday and Saturday;    warmer north portion I rid*) and chm portion Saturday. Ranee of temperature yrstrrda* • A ai    HOI It    P.M. H3 .....  I       Ut at ......   3        aa ar  ....... 3      Hi a;      ...    a    ..    ....    an as  ...... s    ......    os aa  .......     a    att ai  ....... I      sa aa    a    ai is    .......    »        aa :a    in TD    ll    ...... Ht    Noon    Midnight    *4 H--hr*t sud lowest I ’Olpe cai urea lo I p. rn, .'"strrdav, a-ftfl:    *an>'    d*> a ) cr a ;n. f.i-33. yes’prdn.'. 7:1?    '•unr!*- today. 0t stun?? tod*;. 7:13. A renewed drive south along the Tientsin-Pukow railway toward Su-chow. its junction with tho east-west Lunghai railway, was awaited as an important supplement to tho renewed offensive. £uchow is some 70 miles southwest of Lini. Neg ro Hidden TEXARKANA, April 21.—(>P — Frank Ellis. 25-year-old negro accused of assaulting a young Texarkana woman, still was In thr hands of the state tor’av after a band of men hunting him over Northeast Texas apparently gave up tho ,—or**h. ERECT PERSHING FACES CAMERA WITH ROBY ABUZZ— Frome Quiz Angles Multiply Dairy Animals I-, >EfUStc FLEE 0VEI< f’YREMEES_ Strict Silence j—BACK H0ME Reign Supreme k    'Is    Maintained 3 4 ;