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 wmAbilene JUporttr —'■WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,’’-Byron VOL. LYU, NO. 334. Allocute/! Prcn (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 22, 1938 ■FOURTEEN PAGES t'nlted Pre** (IP) PRICE 5 CENTS Man Power Is Still Vital In War-Making Modern Weapons Important But Men Necessary By The Associated Press Despite technological advances In war-making, the supply and demand of manpower assumed new and perhaps pivotal Importance In reports from the world’s two wars today. In Spain, the republican government's almost two-to-one superiority In numbers apparently had halted an attempt to widen the gap which the insurgents, with superior equipment, had slashed in eastern Spa in- Japan, with a great advantage in weapons, was confronted by the task of countering the vast reservoir of manpower in China s 400,000,000 population. The invaders were forced to sacrifice much of the territory they had gained in Hopeh province, north China, to throw more troops into the central China front in making up for recent reverses. The greatest concentration of Chinese fortes since the war started last July 7, bolstered by guerilla raids, put the Japanese in a critical situation. Within the past three weeks more than 200,000 fresh Chinese soldiers were said to have been added to the wall of men between Japanese and their goal, the Lunghai railway. OTHER DEVELOPMENTS Other developments in a world preoccupied with disputes and di! plomatic fence-building: I. Mexico drafted a reiterated rejection of a reiterated British protest against expropriation of the foreign oil industry. Th* British note was presented last night. 2 French Premier Daladier sought to block new attacks on the shaky francs amid rumors of a cabinet split over monetary reforms and threats of new strikes. At the same time, Daladier in-atruced tire charge d'affaires in Rome to seek only a general friendship agreement with Italy with detailed negotiations to follow when an ambassador is named after the league of nations council meeting next month. 3. Japan paid the United States $2,214.00736 as indemnity for the bombing of the gunboat Pansy and three Standard Oil vessels on the Yangtze river Dec. 12. SHORT TIMER When George Jamerson of St. Louis went to jail it wasn't for long, 24 minutes to be exast. Justice Louis L. Hicks fixed the sentence for Jamerson. charged with $2 theft, on the same ratio as the sentence for Richard Whitney, former New York Stock Exchange head. Jamerson is shown watching his sentence tick away. Gangster Chief Under Arrest Investigated In Connection With Counterfeit Plot Petitions For Beer Election Circulated Approximately IOO petitions for a fountywide b*er election were being circulated throughout Taylor county today. In order to call a special election, there must be at least 860 petitioners. or IO per cent of the voters in the last general election. The petitions, according to reports here, probably will be presented to the commissioners' court at its next meeting. In 3933, beer was voted down by Taylor county in the general elections by a majority of 2.522 to 1.653. The last citywide vote. June 30. 1934 resulted in a close victory for the drys— I 418 against the sale cf beer to 1.383 for. Five Youths Doomed NEW YORK. April 22. ,4’—Five youths, ranging in age from 18 to 27. were sentenced to death in the electric chair at Sing Sing by Judge Charles C. Nott, Jr., today for the holdup murder of Detective Michael J. Foley on April IO. 1937. Judge Nott fixed the week of May 30 for execution, and denied motions to set aside the jury s verdict. CHICAGO. April 22—(4’—George "Bugs ” Moran, prohibition era gangster chief, and five other persons were seized here today by po-The second lice Investigating a nationwide plot to pa?s counterfeit travelers’ checks. Three Chicago men accused of being members of a counterfeit ring were arrested at Pittsburgh last night. Police of the state's attorney's office who made the arrests here expressed the opinion as much as 11,000,000 in counterfeit American Express company checks had been printed for distribution in principal cities of the nation. Moran, seven of whose henchmen were machine-gunned to death in the St. Valentine's day massacre, was held at th? detective bureau during the night. He and the others denied being involved in a counterfeit ring. Assistant State's Attorney Robert Wright announced those seized here included Frank J. Parker, airplane pilot known as the “flying j bootlegger" during prohibition days. I Walter Nolan, an employe of a coin vending machine company, Marie Ribble. Loren Gant, and r woman whose name was not divulged. Those arrested at Pittsburgh gave their names as Frank Quigley, 54, D J. Driscoll, 45, and Dan Keller, 45. Detective Louis Foster of the Pittsburgh police said they had cleverly forged checks totaling $21,-800 on the express company. House Plans To Check All U. S. Defenses Information For Future Program To Be Objective WASHINGTON, April 22- UP} -Members of the house naval and military committees will make a thorough check-up this summer on the nation's defenses, from Maine to Hawaii and from the Panama Canal to Alaska. The objective Will be to obtain information to be used as the basis for future legislation to stiengthen weak spots. Chairman Vinson <D-Ga> of the naval committee and Chairman May ID-Ky) of the military group said today the survey would Include every major navy yard, air base and emplacement of antiaircraft and seacoast defense guns. The tour may start in June and cover as much as 20.000 miles. Vinson said a subcommittee would "make a special trip to Alaska with reference to military needs for locating air, destroyer, submarine and mine bases there. TO VISIT HONOLULU “They are going to be asked to go to Honolulu to look over the situation there, particularly the feasi-I bllity of establishing a graving [dock. They also will look over the advisability of a supply depot at Oakland, Calif." May said the gulf coast also would be inspected, and that mili-| tary committeemen would study coast defenses primarily to determine the need for new coast artillery and anti-aircraft guns. “We are going to see for ourselves what dilapidated condition our coast defenses are in," he said, j "We apparently have a bunch of obsolete stationary guns that are designed only to shoot at ships. What we need is mobility. “Most of this nation's coast line is wide open to aerial bombardment. “Tile best way to stop these aggressor nations is to show them we have the strength to back up our position." PRECLUDE TO DEFLATION- House Gets New Wage-Hour Bill DARLINGS ON PARADE— Reporter-News Sponsoring Cutest Kid Contesf-Thurman Studio Cooperating CONSERVATIVE Announcing the Reporter-News Cutest Kid picture contest, In cooperation with Thurman's Studio— All parents are invited to enter their children—those under six years of age. The picture of every child entered will appear in the Reporter-News Sunday, May 8. Entries will be received beginning Monday morning. All entries must be made at Thurman‘studio. 1124 North Second None will be received at the Reporter-News. All pictures will be made there, and no pictures may be entered except those. No appointments will be necessary. There will be a grand prize of $15 cash—the winner among all pictures entered. There will be three prizes in each of three classes. These classes are: Babies under one year old. Babies over I year and under three years. Babies over three and under six years. Prizes in each class will be- First, one 11x14 gold tone Paint portrait, valued at $1150; second, one 8xJ0 gold tone paint portrait, valued at $6; third, one 5x7 gold tone paint portrait, valued at $4.50. Requirement for entering is an entry fee of $1 which will be the only expense required of any entrant. This will entitle rach child to have his cr her picture made, and to have it printed in The Reporter News. A special souvenir will be given each child who is entered Monday—the first day. Deadline for entering will be Wednesday afternoon, May 4. No entries will be received after that time. All pictures will be judged by an out-of-town photographer, a member of the Photographers Association of America. Pump Priming Given Approval U. S. Business Men Favor New Deal's Lending Program Josephus Daniels j For Strong Navy FORT WORTH, April 22.—(/PU. Josephus Daniels, United States ambassador to Mexico and World War secretary of the navy, said here today he believed naval expansion necessary. The ambassador, en route to Washington to report to Secretary of State Cordell Hull, was questioned on his views of the current naval expansion program as he prepared to continue his trip northeastward by plane. “I hate it,’’ he said, “and I don’t know of but one thing worse we could have done—and that would be not to do it. It s a shame to have to spend all that money on a navy, but with world conditions as they are, ifs necessary." The Weather Mexico Drafting Reply To Britain MEXICO CITY. April 22.—Ti-The Mexican government prepared today to draft a reply to a reiterated British protest against expropriation of British-owned oil companies. The second British note was delivered to Foreign Minister Eduardo Hay by the British minister. Own T. Clair O'Malley, last night. WASHINGTON. April 22.—— Officials of the securities commission and the Recontruction Finance 1 Corporation reported today that business men were responding in increasing numbers to administration lending proposals. A spokesman said the RFC was , “putting the steam on" to take care j of loan applications pouring into its 32 regional offices, chiefly from small business men wanting some of the agency's $1,500,000,000 of lending fund. From an SEC official came word that the commision has been "swamped" with inquiries about its simplified registration procedure. Undertaken at the request of President Roosevelt as part of his economic program, this simplification was designed to make it easier and faster for business interests to register small issues. Congressional leaders, meanwhile. were discussing a proposal that a public works program for railroads be woven Into the president's lending-spending campargn. The carriers would supply materials for maintenance projects, and the government would pay for labor. Workers would be chosen from among those whom the railroads have furloughed. Cnairman Wheeler (D-MonO of the senate interstate commerce Missouri Town Will Fight For Austin's Body PSTOST Mo.. April 22—(UP) —Mayor W. L. Edmonds, backed by the 1,003 residents of this community, said today he was prepared to "fight the whole state of Texas" if that state should carry to court an effort to obtain the body of Moses Austin, founder of Potosi, buried here in 1820. First move in the attempt to obtain the body and return it to Texas was made after Ute Texas historical and landmark com 7issku ant an un Aerie ter, Thurlow B. Weed, to exume the body and return it to Austin, Texas, to lie beside the body of his son, Stephen F. Austin, founder of Austin. "We’re only started this fight’’ the Mayor said. “Who do those people think they are to send a man up here to trv to get the body of Austin? why, that grave Is one of the landmarks of this community Austin founded this town. He opened the first lead mine here. I’ll fight the whole state and everyone in town will back me up." MEASURE FIXES 'CEILING' ON HOURS, 'FLOOR' FOR WAGES House Labor Committee Endorses Plan For 40 Cents An Hour, 40 Hour Week WASHINGTON, April 22.—(UP)—The house labor com* mittee today favorably reported a bill to establish a 40 cents an hour wage for a 40-hour maximum work week and urged its enactment to preclude wage cuts and deflation. The bill would establish the "ceiling” on hours and "floor” for wages by gradual adjustment of standards over three years. initially, the measure would establish a minimum wage of 25 cents and a 44-hour week, \--  —» gradually revising those standards to reach the ultimate goal of "40-40.” Urges Citizenry To Force Halt In Huge Expenditures TOPEKA. KU., April 22-—'47— Alf M. Landen 'ailed upon "an articulate citizenry" today to make it , clear to congress that "this huge appropriation" proposed in President Roosevelt* new recovery pro-; gram must be met by adequate tax I provisions. The 1936 republican presidential I nominee, in an address prepared for delivery to the Optimist club, said the president's proposal has ended the “period of uncertainty" as to 'Pirate Girl' Will Be Abilene Visitor FATHER STRICKEN KANSAS CITY. April 22,-47 —John M. Landon, 81. father of Alf M. Landon, suffered a heart attack today at the Kansas City club where he was visiting. He wa* rushed to a hospital. Dairy Show Is Underway Here Prize Animals Of West Texas Seen At Fair Grounds The dairy interest of Central West Texas was centered in Abilene today for the Dairy Day which attracted exhibitors, visitors and club boyg from many towns and counties, Of primary interest during th* morning was a Judging contest for boys, men and women, conducted by representatives of the extension service, here for the day, and county agents. There were vocational agriculture team* from Merkel, Lawn, Tuscola and Bradshaw. Four-H club boys from Taylor and several surrounding counties were entered. Cattle were still being entered lata in the morning. Frank Antilley of tries, sections or employers and that Hmdale had the largest number of Jerseys at the show, One of the outstanding herds was entered by Joe Shelton of Brownwood. Animals from all sections of Taylor county were being judged, as were those from Jones, Nolan, Fisher and Runnels. Judging animals were D. T. Simon, field representative of the American Jersey Cattle club; Jack Shelton, state agent and vice director of the extension service; and C. N. Shep-"The need for its enactment dur- , ardson. head of the Texas A & M. ing the present session of congress dairy husbandry department. Knox is urgent,* Mrs. Norton wrote. "In | Parr, Taylor county agent, and Leon the last few months there has occurred an alarmingly decline in business activity. "With that decline have come the inevitable wage cuts which the great mass of American business men so deplore but are powerless to prevent There businessmen know that wage-cutting set* in motion a I husbandrvman of extension"rerTice vicious spiral of deflation, which, if and O. G. Gibson, assistant dairy allowed to gather sufficient strength husbandrymsr., may threaten the foundations of government itself. The report, prepared by Chairman Mary Norton, D„ N. J., of the labor committee, warned that the deflation spiral “if allowed to gather sufficient strength, may threaten the foundations of government itself." It declared relief demands on federal and state governments will continue unless private employers pay wages sufficient to cover at least the bare cost of living. "Government cannot indefinitely provide what is in effect a subsidy for such employers—a subsidy made j necessary by the inability of the great majority of such employers to maintain fair labor standards in | the face of wage cuts by chiseling competitors,'’ the report said. It made a bld for the support of republicans and industrial area con- ; gressmen by pointing out that there are no differentials between Indus- supreme court minimum wage rulings have erased differences between the two parties in method of approaching the problem of wages, hours and child labor. Also serving to wipe out these differences, the report declared, ii the absence of a board or administrator to administer the provision for an ultimate, Inflexible "40-40'' standard. I Ranson, assistant, were in charge. Assisting in various departments were W A. Morgan. Lawn agriculture teacher. Floyd Lynch, Jones county agent, R. B. Tate, Nolan county agent, and J. I. Moore, Abilene agriculture teacher, Those to appear on the evening program were E. R Eudaly, dairy ABILENE and vteiatty: Partly cloudy and warmer tonight and Saturday. West ‘Texas. Tartly cloudy, a armer ex- committee said he would talk over the plan with WPA Administrator Saturday cloudy, warmer In southeast portion. Lait Texaj. Partly cloud), colder in xouth, warmer in extreme northwest portion tonight, saturday partly cloudy, warmer in Interior. Highest tempt.ease yesterday ....St Lowest temperature tnls morning .<7 TEMPERATURES Thurs Kri. p.m a rn. Historians Meet AUSTIN, April 22.— .4 —Texas historians gathered at the University of Texas today for the 41st annual convention of the stale historical association. Harry Hopkins and other officials when they meet next week to draw up emergency railroad legislation. The Montanan said he also favored additional federal loans for some “borderline" railroads which * “j might be expected to stay out of sa bankruptcy if funds were provided ll to “tide them over” it* Considerable interest centered J? here on the purpose of President so Roosevelt’s luncheon conference next Wednesday with Henry Ford, •jj whose personal business policies fre-*7 quently have run counter S:0* Zoe Dell Lantis, "Pirate Girl" of the Golden Gate Exposition and often called the moft photographed girl in the world, is slated to visit Abilene late today. Traveling by American Airlines plane as a "flying ambassadress' of the exposition, she was to have left Los Angeles this morning. The ship is due here shortly after 5 o'clock, Miss Lantis is calling on governors and city officials, en route to shall go bankrupt Washington to visit President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. She carries illuminated scrolls of invitation to the Golden Gate exposition, presenting these to the civic and state dignitaries. the government's fiscal policy. "We are again upon an inflationary course.'' he said. If every time there is a reces- that a government can find is a further huge expenditure program "During the last few years unprecedented demands have been made both upon the federal and state government* for relief and work relief. Unless the wages paid by private employers are sufficient to maintain the bare cost of aion In    business    the    only    ny    out    d'm,nds “‘MW- "The payment of oppressive mages to    be    applied    on    top    of    expends    55 not onJy detrimental to interties    already    too    great,    then    we    state co,nmerce and to the health and well-being of employes and employers, engaged in interstate com merce, but also casts a direct burden for the support of such employes upon government " An award was given by the Abilene chamber of commerce for th© highest producing cow. W. I. Glass, district agent, made awards to exhibitors of winning animals and winners in the Judging contest. FDR Explains U.S. Annuity Is Given O'Neil's Widow to the the Roosevelt adniinls- Dry tliermomiter Wet thermotntttr Relative humidity WANTED TO GO WESTERN— LaGuardia Visits Oklahoma- Progressive Parly Will Win In 1940-No U. J. Dictator' policies of tration. The conference will be one of a series on business conditions which Mr Roosevelt is holding with government officials and citizens. Fisher County Man SHU Being Held GUTHRIE. Okla.. April 22—(/Pi— Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia of New York donned a ten-galion hat today, insisted on rlr.ing a horse in Guthrie's pioneer parade and declared his southwestern visit was non-political. "I came down to see the country,’’ he said. I'm a poor little western boy who went east and lost a1! the virtues of the west and acquired all the vices of the east. New boys, give me a break." Then New Yolk s mayor paused to discuss politics with reporters, predicting a new realignment of liberals and conservatives in 1940, asserting there would be no third party. "There will not be a third party," LaGuardia said. "Which party wins all depends on the candide. One patty will come out with in ultra-conservative and stand-jat candidate. “The other group will have an altra - progressive candidate and $heu they ii light it out." ROBY, April 22 — Fisher county officers continued today to investigate recent activities of a young man who is held on charges of robbery and carrying a pistol. They had confirmed, they said, that he had been in El Paso two days of the week that Mrs. Weston G. Frome and her daughter, Nancy, Jtrss.’arjat iwasa- ~ NEW YORK. April 22.-t..p>-The board of directors of the Associated Press today presented a life annuity for herself and her 5-year-old son to Helen Nolan Neil, widow of War Correspondent Edward J. Ned, Jr., who died of wounds suffered last New Year s eve while covering the insurgent offensive in Spain. In making the presentation Kent Cooper, genera! manager of the onc °* Associated Press, told Mrs. Neil that she would always have “the deepest sympathy and affection of Associated Press members." "If the government spends money, it must collect revenues to match the expenditures, x x x x It is not yet too late to pull out and save ourselves and pay our honest debts. We can pay the public debt of these United States if we are honest and economical But we will have to economize—we will have to stop our spendthrift course.” The nation'* hope, he said, "lies in congress, backed by an articu- H-SU Speaker To Natl Semifinals Avery Lee. Hardin-Simmons university extemporaneous speaker, ad-  vcnced to the sem-finals of that late citizenry, to continue to take ev*nt at the 12th national bi-an-action and assume leadership." j bual convention of the Pi Kappa "    ■— ——— — Delta speech society today at To- Herd To Be Sold    um    Paul    Henslee and Leonce Stephenson, debate team, won three ROOGEN Colo. April 22—pi— *nd lost three. Aaron Grant and Hie blue ribbon Hereford cattle Ln> won two debates. Lee was herd of the late John E Painter, eliminated in the oratory contest. most famous in the The group is accompanied by W. I world, will be sold at auction in Stephenson, faculty coach. They I June, members of the family dis- ’ill return Sunday, having been at ' closed today.    the convention since Monday. WASHINGTON. April 22 —<UP> —President Roosevelt today said that the United States neutrality law has a double objective—to keep this country out of foreign wars and to avoid giving aid to belligerents in foreign conflicts. Answering a question at his press conference. Mr. Roosevelt said that the law gives rise to many difficulties. But. he said, the United States is doing its best to operate under the statute. He outlined the objectives of the law when he was asked to explain it* application toward Spain. Mr. Roosevelt pointed out that the law, as now drawn, does not permit embargo of materials of war to neutral nations. H* apparently referred to purchase of such materials rn this country, which might be trans-shipped through a neutral nation to a belligerent In a foreign struggle. "The party that produces the progressive candidate will win," LaGuardia predicted. The backbone of tile progressive party, he said, would be mid-weat- 10-YEAR BATTLE WON— Highway Between Hamlin And Rotan Will Be Hard Surfaced by ballistics experts. the party." FOE OF FASCISM New York's mayor—outspoken foe of fascism—discounted the importance of the German-American pro-nazi bund, whose meeting at New {York earlier this week ended in a free-for-all fight with war vete-rans.    . “The nazis make a lot of noise ” a,*round on Rocky Graves ledge in LaGuardia said, “but there aren’t :    K y and Was reP°rted many of them. We will protect free !ea*tmK ln al! holds, speech in New York. I believe in Abo*rd were 25 crates of pythons, free speech for myself, and I be- cobra5 monkeys and birds. There were 40 crew members, but no passee UGI'ARDU Fg. ll, Col I I sengera. Freighter Aground BOSTON April 22— (UP)—Th© British freighter City of Salisbury —floating menagerie — ran hard 100,000 Will See Battle Of Flowers SAN ANTONIO, April 22i.-/T-A trumpet's sound to advance was awaited today for starting the battle of flowers parade—the climax to this city’s week-long fiesta De San Jacinto honoring heroes who fought | Orders by the highway commis-1 ment west of Loraine and the Mit-lor and won Texas her indepen- yon for five construction projects chell-Nolan county line $3 920 dence from Mexico.    ‘    ------- Police officials estimated more than 100,000 persona would line the route of march to view the passing of the flower-bedecked procession. Panay Incident Officially Ended TOKYO. April 22-4 -The Panay case—the bombing of the United States river gunboat Panay and three Standard Oil vessels during the siege of Nanking—was officially closed today when Japan paid $2,214,007.36 as full indemnity. Coogan Hearing Reset For May 2 LOS ANGELES, April 22.— (AP)—Court action on Jackie ( oogan's suit for an $4.008,BM accounting by hi* mother and stepfather of his earnings as a child star was postponed today until May 2. to cost $163,794 and six malnten- y s highway 84, asphalt work ance jobs to cast $*4 IOO in din- v*tWffn g miles southeast of the sion 8. have been received here by Scurry-Garza county line and a point 9 miles southeast $6,300. Maintenance; U. S highway 83. in Hamlin ad- S J. Treadawav, division engineer The construction ordered is: Highway 92, from 5.3 miles east | of Rotan to the Fisher-Jones coun ty line grading and drainage struc* ditional drainage structures, $800. lures, estimated cost $102,300    U.    S.    highway    83. in Anson, ad- Righway 92. from Fisher-Jones: ditional drainage structures, $1,200. line to Hamlin* grading and drainage structures. $3,650 Highway 36. from the Taylor-Cil-lahan county line southeast 365 miles, grading and drainage struc-tules. $47.«L’4. U. S. highway 80. asphalt work, between the end of concrete pave- s U. S. highway 80, Howard county, culvert one-half mile east of Big Spring. $2,000 U. S. highway 80. 2.5 miles east of Sweetwater. Nolan county, con-stiuct retaining wall and fill ditch See HIGHWAYS, Pf. IL Col 4    , Employment Declines WASHINGTON, April 22.-(4>— Secretary of Labor Perkins said today that 5.000 fewer workers were employed in March than in February. Zep Work Continues BERLIN. April 22.-(UP)-A spokesman for the Zeppelin company said »oday that the dirigible LZ-130 would be completed despite the uncertainty of its making trans-Atlantic voyages in view of United States reluctance to export helium. ;

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