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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               VOL. LVII, NO.-335. OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY ABILENE, MORNING, APRIL 23, PAGES FDR In Accord With Borah Or Licensing Issue Anti-Monopoly Law Tightening Message Is Due WASHINGTON, April Senator Borah's proposal for en- forcing the anti-trust laws through federal licensing of corporations As- sumed new Importance tonight In the light of a statement by Presi- dent Roosevelt thai he and Borah were In substantial agreement on the monopoly issue. Announcing that before another week elapsed he would send to congress his long-awaited message on tightening the anti-monopoly laws, the' president told reporters he had discussed the question with the senator and that their opinions on all its phases coincided largely. THOCEDUHE UNCERTAIN There still no positive as to whether'the president would ask legislative action at this session or merely suggest a congressional investigation. Borah, veteran Jdaho republican, said after a conference with Roose- velt yesterday he wanted to shape his anti-monopoly bill "in harmony with the administration's program so we can get somewhere." The president disclosed also at his press conference today that he would send to congress shortly previously-announced message on making state and federal salaries and the income from future Is- sues of state and federal bonds taxable by both the states and the federal government. These two communications, fol- lowing his message of last week See MCE.VSI.VG, Pf. 3, Col. 7 Compromise Breaks Tax Bill Deadlock WASEIfNGTON, April A senate-house deadlock "over re- psal of the undistributed profits lax broke today with a decision by a joint conference committee to re- tain a modified version of the levy for two years. The conference group-agreed on a scale of .corporation' income tax laki ranging from cent, depending upon the _ amount of profits a corporation distributes to its shareholders, The agreement today provided that the compromise .bill should continue only through 1938 and 1939, and opponents of the profits levy contended some substitute tax would be enacted by the end of 1930. All red Reprieves Condemned Men HUNTSVILLE. April Two men who stood in the shadow of the electric chair, but escapefl scheduled execution early today when a generator failed to work, vie re given a week's reprieve by Oov. James V. Allred. John W. Vaughn, 34, ready for application of the electrodes, stood within four feet of the chair mak- ing R speech protesting hts inno ccnce, when the chair went out of order the second time. Johnnie Banks, 16, negro preacher, awaited his turn In the death cell, a few feet away. The Weather Anil.HM: and Mflnlly: cloudy tiarr.irr SalurjBy IVEST TK.V1S: I'.rlly floody. Jn fast [M'tlton Saturday; Snndiy ckMdy, Ttxal In ronler In north KAST 1'arll, flonay. wumtr rlnudj. local shonrrs, roolfr in nnr.hwrat iwriton. to rrnti sriruxil und wltti wii the OKLAHOMA: I'artlv cloudy, warmer ral In crn.ral rtvilrr, MAY MEXICO: cloudy SunJS) cookr noithtftit and tfnlril Salacity M por.tcn MJndaj. ol j f itrnl 5; 1 M. ;3 a urn! idii f 'I ifi-ii. Ssnie dtilr a -fil Sutivl ta> 6 'fit. today in 9 Sun- EDITORS WARNED OF CENSORSHIP'PLAGUE' PR ICE 5 CENTS The American Society of Newspaper Editors, meeting In Washington, heard a warning from 'Alfred H. KIrchhofer president of the society acd .managing editor of the- Buffalo Evening News, that "the black plague" of newspaper censorship was spreading to the American continent. He is shown at lunch with William Allen White (right) of Emporia, Kas., and Jay G. Hayden of Detroit. IN FEAR OF INFLATION, APPEAL VOICED FOR WAGE-HOUR BILL House Labor Committee Promises Measure Will Check Salary Slashes WASHINGTON, April appeal for bl-partisan support of the revamped wage-hour bill to prevent a "vicious spiral of deflation" came today.from the house labor commitee. Formally recommending thatIhe house pass the legislation, the com- mittee said it would go far toward checking wage cuts because It would establish a floor for wages and Court Delays CooganSuit .Judge Orders further Check' LOS The task of checking on' money Jackie Coogan earned' as movie star (cday caused a court to'post- pone until May 2 further action the kid's suit for an accounting against hU mother and hts step- father. f Counsel for Jackie and for the Arthur L.' Bernsteins agreed furth- er time would be- necessary to com- plste a chsck of the books of Jackie Coogan productions, the Jackie Coogan Finance company and those of the Bernsteins. Superior Judge Emmet Wilson al- so ordered Mrs. Bemstetn's deposi- tion completed by May 2 and grant- ed her permission to amend certain answers. Jackie's attorneys have charged her deposition, given last Monday, conflicted with statements given at the time of a guardianship proceedings. Her memory refreshed, by the re- filing of these documents, Mrs. Bernstein asked to be allowed to re-answer some questions, relating particularly to whether she and her late husband, John R. Coogan, ever planned to establish a trust. Meanwhile, the rally to Jackie's stand was Joined by two Los An- geles judges, a 'movie Wal- lace Beery and Jackie's movie Betty Grablc. Following Judge Wilson's order yesterday, that he would not ap- prove a minor's movie contract un- less a clause stipulated half of the earnings be put in trust. Judge Ben B. Lindsey announced he is preparing legislation to .protect children's salaries' so they may re- ceive the money when they become of age. Cut Off Loyalists Surrender Spain HENDAYE, Franco, (At the Spanish April Spanish government troops separ- ated from their comrades by the insurccnt drive to ths Mediterran- ean surrendered today to Gener- alissimo Francisco Franco's forces on sea and land. ceiling for hours and abolish child labor.' FOES UNSHAKEN Southern -foes' of, the legislation remained'adamant in their oppo- sition, however, arid planned a vig- orous floor fight-against 'the bill in the event it gets pjst the house rules committee which blocked con- sideration of the original wage-hour bill last year. Chairman. OlCoimor (D-NY) de- the. rules 'do-about the re- yjtc'd'btli but declared the bill was if it the house floor. ...President Hooseveit has called for passage of a.wage-hour bill at this session: Southern democrats for the most part are opposed to Its. provision for uniform wage minima through- out the .country, contending lower rates should be permitted In the south. The revised measure would fix a graduated 'minimum wage, -start- Ing at 25 "cents an hour and increas- ing to id cents at the end of three years. It would provide a maximum work week starting at 44 hours and declining to 40 hours in two years. "At the end of three years the minimum wage x x x will be (16 a the labor committee said. "It is to be hoped that within that time, the several states will adopt similar If not higher standards for employers within their jurisdiction." Japanese Rush Reinforcements SHANGHAI, April (Saturday) Jcpanese reinforce- ments were rushed down the Tient- sln-Pukow railway today in the second stage of the new Shantung offensive already launched at Ltni, 70 miles to Ihe east. The Japanese strategy apparent- ly Is to made a drive down the rail- way while their reorganized forces slrung out along a 30-mile front south and southwest of Ltni at- tempt to break the strong Chinese defense in that sector. Suit Against Oil Firm Nears Jury ANSON, April will be heard Saturday morning In 104th district court damage case ol Lee Howell versus the Phillips Pe- troleum company. Testimony was completed at 6 o'clcck Friday eve- ning. The case grew out of the death January 18. 1037, of Howell's son James Ellis Howell. 16. Trie boy was found dead on a Phillips' lease in Jones county. Gity Plumbing Law Is Voted Making License Necessary, Bill' Up Next .Week An ordinance to make it unlaw- ful for any journeyman plumber to do plumbing work In the city of Abilene without also having a liceiiss by a master or employing plumber unless he is employed by a master or employing plumber was'passed bv city commission first leading yesterday. The measure, proposed by i group of plumbers here, was pre scnted to ihe council by Commis sioner Luclan Webb, himself u plumber. The group had asked him to present the ordinance, and he. pointed- out. supple- ment present licencing liw was sought because "IKe're" were working on jobs who did riot have bond.' Boridiis :re quired of the master or employiri plumbers to protect the cit., against damage to the streets and property owners having work done.." The ordinance also sets out that no psrmlt shall be issued by the city plumbing inspector unless the work is to be superintended or directed by a master .plumber, and that approval of work would be contingent on this same require- ment. Mayor Will Hair requested a check on plumbers. The records showed 33 journeyman plumbers, and 11 master or employing plub- bers. "Will this ordinance, by any chance, be giving the 11 master plumbers a monopoly on plumbing work in the city of ask- ed the mayor. Motion for the passage on first reading was made by Commis- sioner W. E. Eeas'ey. There were four The measure w'll come up next Friday afternoon lor passage on second and final reading Violation of the ordinance would carry a penalty of a fine up to Rood Body Asks Super-Highway SAN ANTONIO. April A resolution calling on congress to establish a super-highway sys- tem along the -route of the Old Spanish Trail was adopted today by the Old Spanish Trail associa- tion in annual convention here. The resolution called for a four- lane highway stretching from St. Augustine. Fla.. on the cast coast to San Diego, Calif., on the west. A toll system to help finance the highway, estimated to cost approx- imately proposed Championship GoesIoBreck In Play Meet Individual Honors Also Claimed By Winners' Cast A clever story of two Jealous sisters' romance schemes, ably portrayed by a cast of seven characters, won the fancy of the judges and audience to give BrecV- enrtdge high school first place' in one-act play' competition In the region 2 interscholastlc league meet which opened here last nlghi. The were given the high school auditorium. Title of the winning play was 'Nine Lives of Emily" Abilene high school's entry, "Yes Means placed second; San Angelo's 'A Friend of the Family" Ihlrd, and Brownwood's "The Women Folks" fourth. Brsckenridge high school like- wise garnered its share of honors In individual acting. Carey West, parrying the part of the timid soul hero was a bit backward In his love making, was Judged best actor. Abilene's Ben Watson was second. Dorothy Freeman of San Angelo was chosen best ac- tress with Dickie Dane Emmons of Abilene the runner-up. Jane Rhodes, attractive brunette who out-schemed her sister to win the latter's fiance In 'Brecfcenrldge's play, won honorable mention. Breckenrhije's entry will ad- vance to the state tournament In Austin. Complete cast of Breckenrldge's play was West, Jane Rhodes, Bob Throckmprton, Jane Lobaugh Blllie, Jo Hawkins, Betty Elllol and Earl Green. It was, directed by Lespie Bailiff. Judges were Doug Doan, Margar- et Ehresmann and Mrs. A. B Morris, all of Abilene. Other events In .the regions events will be staged today. WITH NINE BODIES FOUND- Fifty Miners Believed Dead In Coal Pit Blast Cars For Trek To MC Meet Needed It's Circus Tom Mix And Clowns And All Ihe Rest Here It's circus day! That old, old ycl ever cry. that has thrilled children for generations, contin- 'vies lo thrill them young and old. The clov.-ns with funny faces; giraffes with necks that reach tq Hi: sky: elephants with flopping and trunks; pretty girls In pink tights and Huffy skirts cavorting on the backs of dappled horses: cowboys with flaming guns and lasso they're all In town today, and u-ilh them their Ace of circs stars. Tcm Mis, who heads his own big three-ring circus for two today gt ihe But- ternut street showgrounds. Ixm before dawn, the kids, big ind llltlt will be it the circus grounds (or the free show unloading of the animals the erection of the big tcnls. P------ There will be no general parade, but the circus will be given a boost by Ihe Hardln-Smmon Cow- boy band, which will march .through the downtown section late In Ihe mmilnp. The bands- men will be preceded by Police Chief T. A. Hackney and Will Watson, rldlns horseback. U will be followed by nn automobile car- rying Mayor Will Hair. Mix and others. With the "mike" station in the Hilton lobby, the mayor will welcome Mix to Abilene In a broadcast -over KRBC. to a. m. Performance src scheduled for 3 8 p. m. Doors will open fit 1 7 p. m. to allow ample lime visit the Imse menagerie. Bellinger Child To Be Buried Today BALUNGER, April Funeral for James Weldon Hash, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs J. R. Hash, will be held from the Hash home at o'clock Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Gilbert Wil- son. Ft. Worth Baptist minister, of- ficiating. The child died at o'cloclc Frlday morning, following a three- day Illness from e. blood stream In- fection. Survivors are his parents, a brother. Charles Ray, and a sis- ter. Mildred Ann. Jenntnss Fun- eral home Is In charge of arrange- ments. Bellinger Woman Buried At Norton BALLINGER. April 25.- iSpll Funeral for Nfrs. Ellra Burks of Bsllinger, 78. who died at 5 o'clock Friday morning, was held at Old Runnels fVlday afternoon with the Rev. M. c. Golden offiicating. Buvl- al was In the Norton ctmetf i.v wllh Jennings Funeral home in charge. Mrs. Burks died at the home of her sons. W. K. and J. M. Burks at Old Runnels, after a two-day lll- She is survived by elsht chil- dren. 23 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. ORUMDY, April 22 (AP) Mine bodiei were re- >orted to have recovered tonight from the explosion- wrecked Ked Jacket: Coal com- pany pit eight milw east of Jrundy, with at lea it 50 others lelieved trapped in the mine. TWO DECAPITATED J. W. Thomu, train- master for the Norfolk Weitern railroad, reported he was Informed lie bodies of seven men were found leaped together not Inside :th'e nine. Two othm, who.were work- ng close to the ou'UIde, were-killed is the blast eljht- on mine motor and. decapitated them. Five rescue crews-were, work jy midnight. Thomas said' they reported Intense heat the spot where the bodies were located arid believed a fierce- fire was raging farther'back. The official added, ''he was In- formed by telephone from the mine, ocatid cm mountain, lhat "a! least 50 other miners' were trapped and feared.dead." The blast, described ua dust ex- plosion, occurred shortly after the night shift had been wheeled into the pit In mine cars at. p; m. Plames spurted JW feet from the mouth, overturning a' motor which fell on the motorman, John Blevins, decapitating him. An unidentified miner also was caught by the motor and decaol- tated. Ed Harrb, standing outside at the lime, said: "You couldn't describe it. One minute we were there busy, and the next everything was in a mess. It's hard to think just what hap- pened." MINE ROAD JAMMED JOO men worked the mine, which opened'last fall In a. new field described by bu- reau of mint officials u "most promising." While thousands Jammed their ;'.toward. icene. byeri, 'CHISELER' Moy Reach 300 Sale of registration badges for Abilene's delegation to the Wes Texas chamber of commerce con- jventlon was progressing favorably Friday, _but the .shortage of auto mobiles to transport the Hardin- Simmons Cowgirls to Wichita Falls was another matter to wrinkle tb brow of E. H. Moore, general chair man of arrangements. Enough cars to take only 29 of the 75 girls in ths organization had been secured last night, Moore said He urged that Abilenians willing to lake cars to the convention city Tuesday contact M. Shaw and J. T. Halney, in charge of that phase of the trip, today. Moore predicted that registration sales would finally reach 300 here. The Abilene envoys will make the trip to Wichita Falls in ten char- tered busses, some of them furn- ished by the city's three colleges, and in private automobiles. The delegation will form at Hard- in-Simmons university Tuesday morning, for departure at o'clock. The trippers will take the Albany-Throckmorto'n-Olney houte, although stops will not be made enroute. The motorcade will Jialt outside the Wichita Falls limits, near the state hospital, and pro- ceed into the city in a group. The Abilenians stage a private, though colorful parade In Wichita Falls Rt 11 a. m. A police escort will accompany the caravan from Abilene, and a group 01 Wichita Falls police will meet U outside the latter city. Moore urged that all badge sales- men conclude their work this' mom- Ing and turn In their registration lists. ne-. Department of Mines-and mine bu reaus of Virginia and -West Vir BLAST, J, 5 Eckener Plans Helium Appeal Sets Air Record England, April m H. F. Brcadbent, Australian avi- ator, today clipped 13 hours and H minntej olf Ihe Australia -to- England soio (light record estab- lished by Jean Batten, New Zea- land woman ilirr. BERLIN, April M ITJP) Dr. Hugo Eck'ener, Germany's''dirigible expert, announced today he would sail for the United States' next Thursday for another attempt' to persuade Washington to. furnish helium to Germany. The expressed hope that export of the gas ulti- mately would be authorized, and thai inns-Atlantic Zeppelin service mlgh be resumed late In July. An ministry spokesman said the statement of Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes ruling against sale of helium was not regarded by Ger- man official circles as finally settl- ing the problem. Gas-Oil Ratio Tests Ordered In Area AUSTIN, April In- crease from to barrels in the' dally oil production allowance to the Sulphur Bluff oil field, Hop kins county, to supply a demand formerly filled from Mexico was authorized today .by the railroad commission. The oil U used fri rotd- preservlng and rooHng materials. A series of gas-oil ratio tests in 12 West Texas counties in fields where wells have 8as flow was ordered. The survey was ordered on about 50 fields in Ector, Crane, Up- ton. Andrews, Cochran, Gabies Hockley, Yoalum, Loving, Petos Ward and.Wlnkler counties. Pipe, Supply Firm Receives Charter AUSTIN, April ed: D A; I Pipe Supply Inc. Abilene: steel and Iron; capita' stock c. P Ivcy. Otto Beats, J. J. Johnson. SETTLING VITAL Reporter-News, With Ihurman Studio's Aid To Select Cutest Kids Of Three Ages Hundreds d! parents fan't be right, so the Reporter-News in connection witli murman's studio is going to ft-u'e a vital question In Its cutest Kid contest. To be exact. llirre'M be three Cutest Kids, in Ihe following ajc division: babies under one year: I babies over one year and under three; and children over three and under sJs. The Invitation Is wide open to parents, and the picture of every child entered will appear In the Reporter-News Sunday, May 8. Entries will be received starting Monday morning, and the dead- line Is Wednesday afternoon. Mpy 4. but a special souvenir will'be pjven each child entered the first nay. Entries are to be made only at the Thurman Studio, 1124 North Second. Pictures are to be made there, and no other pictures be entered. A prize of is to be awarded the winner over three classes; ind the following prizes are being announced tor first, one 11 x 14 gold ton. paint portrait, valued, at second, one 8 xx 10 gold tone patn [portrait, valued third, one 5x7 gold tone ptlnt portrait, valued at {450. An entry fee of will be charged entitling the entrant to have his cr her picture made, and to have H printed In the Reporter-Sews. Pictures will be Judged by an out- of-town photographer. member of -Ihe Photographers Association of STANLEY JASOSKY TRENTON, N. J., April 25- Stanley Thomas Jasosky, 19, of admitted In fed- eral coiirt. today, he attempted .to extort ransom from the fath- er of 12-year-old 'Peter I-evine, New Rochelle, N. Y., schoolboy who disappeared Feb'. 24.' Jasosky .pleaded '-guilty to an indictment charging he sent three' threatening fetter's to Murray Levine. v. Tederal "agents announced. "to-" day the arrest- of Charles Ed- mund Lave'h'dsr, 36, on. charges of attempting to extort 000 from Murray Levine. Confederate Veteran Dies W. H. Tripp, Here 56 Years, Dies Of Injuries In Fall Death forever stilled the hand o; time yesterday than three years short of ths century mark for W. H. Tripp, 97. A resident of Abilene 56 years, Mr. Tripp was known as a pioneer settler of the city, one of the first carpenters In Abilene and a veteran of the Confederate army. Bedfast 20 months since he broke a hip fh a.fall, he.died yesterday afternoon about 3.15 at the home ol n son, D..P. Tripp, 2342 .Walnut street. Born June 11, 1840 in Posy coun- ty hi Indiana, Mr.. .Tripp would have been 98 this summer. He mar- ried Addia A..Edwards at Shreve- port, La., in 1832. Four children were born to them, and three sur- vive. They are the son here, L. J. Tripp of Waurlka, Okla., and Mrs. C. Y. Hughes of-. Oklahoma City. Mrs. Ttipp also survives, making her home with the son in Abilene. Mr, Tripp.- cams to Abilene In 1S82 and was one of the first car- penters In the city. He served with the Confederate forces during the civil war under the command of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnson. He was wounded In the battle of Shi- Ion. A devout churchgoer, he was a charter member of the First Christ- ian church of Abilene, Funeral swvices will be held at Elliott's Funeral chapel at o'clock this afternoon, with the Rev. E. B. Surface, pastor of the Cen- 'tral Presbyterian church, officiat- ing. Burial will be in a local ceme- S-ry. Pallbearers will be T. C. Ander- son, Ben Bird, Arthur Taylor, John Owens, B. P. Oneas and O. Osborne. Stephens County Pair Questioned InFromeCase Two Are Linked With Half Dozen Robbery Cases April 23.-I "oslble connection of two routru isld in a Breckenrldge Jail with he From murder mystery was be- ing Investigated tonight by Steph- ens county peace officers. The two men, In their early -wentles, were Jailed this weelc on suspicion in half a' dozenrobberies n Stephens, Shackel- ford an Thrcckmorton counties One of the pair was suggested Mday by state police as a possi- ble suspect in theFrome case. The department of public safety at Austin notified Sheriff F. E. Free- and of Breclcenrldge that tinier- prints of his prisoner tallied with Federal Bureau of Investigation prints on a. nun wanted In Angeles Ban Bernardino In connection with robte.v invefiti- aatlons. The two men were charged be- forea Brecltenridge Justice of the peace with robbery with firearms of filling station here. Deputy Sheriff Brooks said they were' be- ing concciulni; ui-, other Stephens county holdup, three In EasUand counf, two. ia Throckmorlon county. Deputy Sheriff Frank Sloan said theprincipal suspect was six feet tall ana weighed 175 He Is dark round face. "I thinic we have something Deputy .Sloan admitted. "He's riot talking fict Sloan, who described'both prison- ers is dangerous. Ji'Tij-jrpulJis arrested thf-'SnerHl'j' department Tuesday li'i' Brecfcenridge rooming house after a, week' of "shadowing" by pair were removed from the room Officers said they had learned the men came to from California. Sheriff Freela'nd trace, IT possible, the main'suspect's movements of the 'past'JmqriUi'and 'notify E Paso authorities-Investigating the torture, staying, of Mrs. Weston G. Frome and her daughter Nahcr. Buying Improves Market Picture NEW YORK, April stock market responded to moder- ately active buying today wtth gains running from to around a share In the leaders. Rails, which had been a laggard group, were well up with top gam- ers, buying which trading circles attributed to Washington hints ot possible emergency railroad legisla- tion at this session of congress: Bullish activities in other parts of the list appeared to have been Inspired by a buoyant rise in bonds under the leadership of U. SC. gor- ernments. Strength of the loin, market was based on the federal government's credit expansion pro- gram which viewed as a fore- runner of business recoVery. Eplen Is Elected Rotary President Section of olficers highlighted yesterdays weekly luncheon of the Rotary club. Tom Eplen was elected president for the ensuing term, find Byron England was reflected secretary. New directors chosen were George Foster, Herman. McDantel and J. L. Rhoades. Marvin Miller, young Abilene poet and Hardtn-Slmmons univer- sity freshman, entertained the group with poems of his own com- position. John Endlcolt. also of H-SU. played several selections on the xylophone. Political Meddling In Penn's WPA Charged PHILADELPHIA, April (it'tr- A cross-fire of charges in Penn- sylvania's democratic factional pri- mary fight tonight resulted In investigation by the Works Progress Administration. Several hours after John B. Kelly, chairman of the Philadelphia de- mocratic organization, accused Sen- ator Joseph F. Guffey (D-Pa) of political coercion among PWA workers In Pennsylvania, Aubrey Williams, deputy WPA admlnis-, Irator, announced In Washington "any specific charges will be imme- diately tnvestlsated and If found true, summary action will be tak- en." Pershing, Hole, Erect, Views Son's Wedding NEW YORK, April General John J. Perching ilood to- day as erect and soldierly as when he led America's armies to France in 1917. and saw the marriage of his only son, Warren, to Muriel Bache Richards. The first smile of the bride, granddaughter of Julas S. Bache, financier and art patron, as she left the altar with her tall young husband was for the IS-year-oirt general who traveled from Arizona, to see the wedding after triumph- ing over t severe Illness. Partay Indemnity Paid TOKYO of the gravest international Incidents of the Chinese-Japanese war, sink- ing of the United States gunboat Pansy, was closed officially today when Japan gave the Untied a check for   

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