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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               VOL. LVII, NO. 334. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY. AS fT Motives Behind FDR's Moves Better Relations With Business Obviously Sought WASHINGTON, April forthcoming tete-a-tete between President Roosevelt that con- firmed unbeliever In New Deal doc- trine, Henry Ford, strengthened the Impression here tonight that the administration was trying to get on better terms with business be- fore starting Its new spend-and- Icnd spurt. There was no official explanation of the fundamental purpose of this and other conciliatory gestures of recent days, though some observers guessed that (he administration had decided Its attack on depres- sion problems would have better chances of success If some of the animosity between administration men and segments of business were allayed. However, It was noted that the White House was placing strict lim- its on 1U conciliation campaign. It was not, for example, giving In on the undistributed profits tax, repeal of which has been demanded by In- numerable business men. Formal arrangements for the Ford-Roosevelt meeting were com- pleted today. The White House an- nounced and Ford, at Sudbury, Mass., confirmed that the motor maker tvould lunch Informally with the chief executive next Wednes- day. Depression problems undoubt- edly 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 he told re- porters with a grin. Roosevelt's invitation to Ford, who has consistently criticized ad-' ministration the extent In the case of NRA, of refusing to another adminis- tration gesture toward the public utilities. The R, P. c. was arranging to- day to extend loans to the power companies to help them undertake construction programs.- employing many men, both in the actual work and In the manufacture, of steel, lumber, copper the .like, With.'these developments Wash- ington linked the conciliatory'tone of recent administration utterances, notable for their lack of references to "economic royalists" or "feudal- ists." But regardless of efforts to paci- fy business, it was obvious that the administration was losing no" time In making every possible prepara- tion for starting the spending and lending campaign. Yesterday, the president approved slum clearance projects totaling SW.OOO.OOO and today Secretary Tckes advised states and municipal- ities to be ready with ideas for projects under the public works phase of the program. LaFoilette Attack Widens Breach WASHINGTON, April The attack of Oov. Philip LaFoilette of Wisconsin on President Roose- velt's economic program as "tinker- ing 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 politi- cal observers puzzled as to its true meaning. It was regarded as adding signifi- cance to the baiance-of-power role played against the White House by a handful of Wisconsin progressives In the house fight over the govern- ment reorganization bill. Their sur- prise vote for recommitment fur- nished the margin needed to ad- minister ft rebuff to Roosevelt lead- ership. Whether that action and Cover- LaFollcttc's sharply worded criticism, promptly backed up by his senator brother, is merely a new progressive effort to reshape the New Deal relief and public works program, or has A deeper po- litical significance, remains to disclosed. Some observers believed It might foreshadow an Independ- ent progressive presidential ticket In 1940. ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 22, 1938.-SIXTEEN PAGES ERECT PERSHING FACES CAMERA Shown above in the first pic- ture taken of him since his re- cent illness. Gen. John J: Peril- ing looks "every inch a soldier" alter his recovery from a'nearly fatal heart nt- tack. On his way to p.ttend the wedding of his son AVarren in New the TI-year-oM com- mander of the A. E. P. appeared usual brisk self as, v.'llh the old military crbpncsj In his vote, he warned "photograph- ers; "Make it fellows. It's hte only one you'll get." Six New Plants Aluminum Corporation, Eight Units Shut, Considers Out-Of-State Move Negro's White Bride Adjudged Insane NEW YORK, April vli Lazarus, former Smllli college student who married William S. H Stewart, harlem nsgro entertain- er, was declared legally Insane to- day In papers signed by Wesl- chcster county Judge Frank H. Coyne. The 21-year-old woman WAS ordered confined in Bloomlngdale hospital, a prlvste sanitarium at White Plains, N. Y. She married the 32-year-old ne- gro In a negro church here April 10 snd was returned to New York yest- Icrday 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 ?cacli, announce birth of a son last night at Ihe Hendrlck Memo- rial hospital at o'clock. A daughter was born to Mr. anrl Mrs. W. C. Johnson of Tuscola last light at the hospital at o'clock. ClO-affiliated United Automobile ers extended strikes to six additional Detroit plants today, at the to this "dues-collection" picket line maneuver Eight.plants of the Bohn Aluminum, fc Brass Corp. were among a doan closed tonight by labor disputes. Bohn officials, who said the corporation had a investment here, announced plans to move their operations to other slates were being considered. TICKETING QUIET The "dues1' picketing to check on non-paying UAW members occurred without incident at the Vernor highway plant of the Briggs Manu- facturing Co. Pickets stopped and questioned about 15 workers enter- ing the pi.tnt. Similar tactics at Flint, Mich., earlier this resulted In the closing of two General Motors units there. Some employes of the Fisher Body plant No. 1 returned to work this morning. Employes of the Bulck division of General Motors, dependent on the Fisher unit for bodies, were called to return to work tomorrow mom- ing. The eight Bohn aluminum plants normally employ 3.200 men but only about have been working. Richard T. Frankenslcen, UAW vice-president, -charging the Bohn management was "trying to deprive 2.400 men" of seniority rishts. offi- cially authorized the strike today and picrigcd the international union's support. P. A. Markcy, Bohn vice-prcsl- said the company "has been Investigating real estate values In two or three states, including Illi- nois and New York." with a view to moving operations. Strikes protesting wage cuts af- fected the American Brass Co. plant and that of the Michigan Steel Casting Co. Other Idle plants in- cluded the Detroit Moulding Corp. Sec STRIKES, Ff. 11, Col. 5 Interest Slight In WTCC Race Lone Candidate Appears Likely For President Four days before opening cf ths annual West Texas chamber of commcrco convention in Wichita Falls, the race for presidency of the body for 1933 seems to have taken the form ol a one-man act, informed sources observed Thurs- day. H. s. Hllburn, publisher of the Plainview Evening Herald, occupies Ihe favored spot as the convention nears, by reason of his prcssnt posi- tion of first vice-president of the WTCC. It has become a fairly well established custom to advance that officer to the presidency of the organization each year it was pointed out. C. M. Caldwell of Abilene, a mem- ber of the WTCC nominating com- mittee along with Chairman James D. Hamlin of Fanvcll and Walter Cline of Wichita Fnll, sp.Id Thurs- day that group had not mot yet, and would likely not, go into scs- See WTCC, Tj. U, Col. 1 OPENING One-Ad Play Casts Will Vie Tonight In Region Two Interscholastic Meet Presentation of one-act plays at the high school auditorium tonight, beginning at 8 o'clock, will be the Inaugural event of the region 2 In- terscholastic league meet. inc Boyd of Hardin-Slmmons uni- versity is director for that division. Other literary events will be held Saturday The complete schedule with directors: Debate, 9 a. m. Saturday In Mudy null C at Abilene high school, j" P. Borcn of Abilene, director. High school declamation D-ll o'clock in high school auditorium. !n the following divisions: senior boys, 9 o'clock; junior boys, senior girls, 10; Junior girls. Byron England, Abilene high school principal, director. dcclamallon In study hall P. In the following divisions: senior wys, S; junior boys. senior 10; girls. Connor Robinson. Mcrkcl ftincrintcndcnt director. Extemporaneous speech, room 16 nt the high school H C Lyon of Ballinger, director. Ready writers. room 37. J. C. Scarborough, Snnta Anna direc- tor. Typing and shorthand, rooms 8 and 9, lo. J. Carlton Smith of Har- dih-SSmmcns, director. Iff j PRICE 5 CENTS WITH ROBY ABUZZ- Frome Quiz Angles Multiply Dairy Animals Reign Supreme At Today's Fete 'Specialists' Talks, Judging On Card At Fair Grounds "Old Bosslc" will have her day of honor today. Beef cattle will'be taboo, and dairy animals will elsn supreme as Abilene celebrates Dairy day. Last night milch cows and dairy bulls of the first order began ar- riving at the West Texas Fair grounds, where activities are to be centered today. FIRST STOCK ARRIVES Today more stock will arrive, bringing the total to well over a hundred animals. Weather Is not expected to and the pro gram Is to begin at 10 o'clock. First dairyman to arrive at the grounds, with stock for exhibition yesterday was I. B. Buck of Buffalo Gap. Close behind wasv Frank An- flllcy, who probably has the biggest dairy herd In the Abilene area Together they brought 30 head to tha fair park barns. With half a dozen counties rep- resented in exhibitions, ribbons and other awards will be given the clas- siest animals. But the exhibition is only a part of the program. Notable speakers on dairy subjects have been imported, and judging of dairy be practiced by both men and boys. EXPERTS TO CLASS At IIOTO the Abilene chamber of commerce and four dairy products Produce, Ban- ner, Pangburn and Longhorn be hosts to 100 or 150 visiting dairymen and guests at a barbecue dinner on the grounds. Those to participate in the big feed will be furnished with tickets. Specialists who will class dairy cattle shown at the event will be D. T. Simons ol Fort Worth, field representative of the American Jer- ssy Cattle club; C. N. Shepardson, head of (he-dairy husbandry de- partment of college, and G. G. (Hoot) Gibson, assistant dairy specialist of the extension service. Judging contests Bill open the show at 10 o'clock this morning. Dairy products contest is slated for o'clock, and at Jack Shelton. slate agent and vice-direc- tor of thf extension service will talk on "The Dairy Industry and the Extension Service." TO OPEN TRENCH SILO Shepardson will open Ihe after- noon program with a talk on "Why Dairy Cows." At o'clock Simons will discuss "Herd Improvement Through and "More Milk per will be (he topic for E. R. Eudaly, dairy husbandrymsn of the extension service. Gibson will talk on "Looking Ahead with Your Dairy Herd." A trench silo filled durin? the fair last fall will be opened for In- spection. Located just north ol the dairy barn, It was filled with hegari and maize, half of which was chopped and half of which was In bundles. silage from the Irench will be viewed, by dairymen, who may see for themselves that it is -esh. Eudaly will use it to Illustrate Is talk. A new show-ring has been built of the dairy barn for the show. Abilene chamber of commerce will send a representative to the grounds to present its award to lh- dairyman in Ihe dairy herd Im- provement association showlnj the highest producing cow Program will be. concluded with VMrdln? of Prizes and medals by Ice diStr'Ct North Wind Routs Summery Weather West Texas' fickle weather found working Abilcnians downtown in shirt sleeves yesterday afternoon and .seemingly took advantage of Ihe occasion to send a brisk north wind whisking over the city after a hot sun had shot (lie mercury upward in the morning. From a high of 84 degrees at wii thc tempsralure tasged steadily to a 24-hour low of 56 at, 9 n'Sht, Highest wind velocity of the day as recorded at the airport weather bureau was 36 per hour at I p. m- Although skies were overcast throughout the afternoon, clouds 

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