Abilene Reporter News, May 5, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 05, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1938, Abilene, Texas T, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL 346. ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 5, PAGES Cciiei PRICE 5 CENTS France Pegs Currency At HITLER AND MUSSOLINI DR FASCIST ACCORD IN FOUR UNSOLVED Government To Establish Final Rate Later PARIS, May 5. Minister Paul Marchandeau an- nounced today that the franc would fce held at. a maximum rate of 179 to the pound sterling. In an effort bv agreement with the United States and Great Britain strengthen the currency and attract refugee French capital back to the country. -This works out at abou: 2.73 cents a franc or a little less than 36 francs to the dollar at today's open- ing London quotation of 1-S to the pound. Marchandeau said that the 119 rate would not constitute a de jure or final stabilization. The new rate :s a sort of de facto rate, and it was reported that the government intended to hold the franc at the newly selected level for the present and perhaps to fix a definite rate later. Announcement of new rate came at mid-day after the franc bid dropped la the Paris and Lon- Mother Calls Son Killer Solons Propose Commission To Probe Trusts Berkley To Ask Speedy Action On Resolution 1937 PULITZER AWARD WINNERS Premier Mussolini of Italy with back to camera, i- shewn as he greeted Chancel- lor Adolf Hitler (facing Mus- of Germany on Der Fuehrer's arrival in. Rome. On the extreme left 13 Count Ga- leazzo Ciano, Italian foreign minister and son-in-law of II Duce, and one of thousands protecting Hitler's life on the visit which dramat- ized the friendship of Eu- rope's two great fascist leaders. This phcto was sent from Rome to London by and to New York bv radio. FIRST FOR ITALO dollar was quoted at 35.80 francs cents a franc) and the Brit- ish pound at 178.SO francs. At these opening quotations there had been a drop of nearly two francs to the dollar and nine francs to the pound overnight. News of the stabilization sur- prised the country but the nation- alist or right wing- press generally ?-oproved it. Britain Not To Adjust Exchange LONDON, May 5. John Simon, chancellor of the exchequer, today assured the house of com- mons that "we are not contemplat- ing any adjustment of the sterling (pound) It was the first official British statement on the devaluation of the franc. Sir Jchn added: "After consultation with American government we reached the conclusion that- France's action should be regarded as not inconsistent with the tripartite agreement and. that the agreement j vance continues with full force and rf- j to Ted.' He referred to the agreement of I buying tickets to the dance Sept. 25. 1936. in which the United are not only aiding in feeding hun- Stairs. Britain and France agreed ]dds." Conner said. "but. thev to maintain relative stability of bp_ _hei_ monev-. their currencies. ______________________________; Cost of the dance is per couple 1 from 9 p. m. to 1 a. m. at the iKHtcn hotel. I "We have placed tickets on sale at the Medical Arts Conner added, "so that persons our j members trill be unable to contact may purchase the tickets." j i CrJy about. 125 or 150 tickets have been sold, the chairman said. The club hoped to sell 500 before the Dance Ticket j Sales Lagging i Ducats Placed I At Pharmacy; 500 Is Goal I Ticket sales for the benefit dance j to be staged by the Khoda Deru social organization for the -Abilene 1 i school milk fund Friday are disap- I pointing. Ed Conner, co-cnairman I with Jack Neese in charge of ad- said today. i wish to re-em Merkel Trucker Crushed Fatally 32 E. C. Smith. Pinned Between Loaded Vehicles Sunday's Edition To Carry 'Cutest Kid' Photographs Sunc-ay's Reporter-News will include the Baby Section, in which appears the picture of every child entered in the Re- portr News Thurman Studio "Cutesi; ,.Sld" 500, littis boys'and Pictures of your children, grandchildren, or your.friends' or relatives' children likely will be among this great group of lYesr Texas tots. To make it certain you will receive your copy of this edi- tiorj. or that you get as many extra copies as you wish you should telephone H.SPORTSR NEWS. CIRCU- LATION DEPARTMENT. TEL- EPHONE 7271, or write to that department, to nave copies re- served. Q t, office or by mail including postage. Circulation department is lo- cated at 1DS3 North Second. WASHINGTON. May Congressional leaders proposed j i creation today of a national eco- nomic commission to investigate i monopolistic practices in business.; j in accordance with President Koose- i velt's recom.mendatior.5, i The commission, an informed' i person said, would consist of two i senators, two representatives, the I attorney general, the chairman of; the federal trade commission and j j the chairman of the securities com- j mission. j j Details of the investigation would j I be handled by the justice depart- ment, the FTC and the SEC. j The president, in his April 29 j i message recommended that ba made available to these agen- ciss for "a thorough study of the j I concentration of economic power." j The government must act, he said, i "to preserve and make workable i our traditional system of free prf- j i vate enterprise." j Some congressional leaders said j they doubted that it would be nee- i essary to spend the full i since much information already is j available .Democratic Leader Bark- j ley of Kentucky said he would re- j I quest quick senate action on the I I resolution to set up the investigat- j ing board. I The commission would be in- i structed, it was said, to bring in at least a preliminary report at the opening of the next session of con- gress in January. One of the first moves of the j commission might be to call a con- j i ference of business and industrial: leaders to get their suggestions on proposed legislation, one legisla- i brose tne calm of the 2sap.es coast, tor The problem thus might Warships Mass At Naples Bay Dictators And Italian King On Craft In Fleet NAPLES. May ing guns and churning propellers Meritorious service in their respective fields won for the men pictured above 1937 Pulit- zer prize awards of the trus- tees of Columbia university. Left to right in the top photo are: Raymond Sprigle, Pitts- burgh Post-Gazette reporter, whose series exposing Justice Black's Klan affiliations won the prize for distinguished re- porting; Paul Herman Buck, winner of ths award for the most distinguished book on American history with "The Road J. M.: Irarie, managing' director of the Ed-' monton (Alberta) Journal, whose paper was given a plaque for leadership in defending freedom of the press; J. P, Marquand, author of the prize American .novel "The Late George Thornton W2- der, lower left, scored as a dramatist with the Broadway success "Our Town." Arthur Srock, lower right, York Times Washington correspon- dent, was honored for his. au- thorized interview carrying President Roosevelt's political i A bright -nan shone on-, the famous Neapolitan shoreline." Smoking Ye- 'suvius in the background framed the blue sea, crowded with 200 fight- ing ships which hovered squadrons of seaplanes. In the center of the fleet that moved out of the gulf, each warship attended by statellite craft, was the' battleship Cavotir. rar-' ryisg Hitler, Premier Mussolini.' King Yit-torio Emanuels and their; staffs. ME won Foes Take Stagehand Pair Prepares TO Slay in church Gut Of Derby To Die In Chair Merger Heads For Civil Courst BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. May 5. Organized laymen fighting i Coit Develops High Temperature, Reports All red "Not To Interfere With Electrocutions Officers Extract Weird Slaying Story By Ruse Elderly Woman To Confront Son In Penitentiary WALLA WALLA. WASH., 73-year-old mother accused her son of four I unsolved mystery murders, prison officials said today, as they arranged to bring- the pair together for the first in ten rears. i DISMEMBEKED j 2y a rose, Deputy Prosecute? Jobs Schermer of Sing count? said, investigators extracted from i Mrs. Mary Eleanor Smith a grue- seme tale of how her son, DeCasto I Earl Mayer, hammered to death I James Eugene Bassets In Seattle I ten years ago, dismembered his I body. and hid it in scattered, se- i eluded spots. Unexpectedly, Scfcermer said, Mrs. Smith wrote to a state patrolmau who duped her by posing as a clergy- I man, that Mayer previously killed j two other men and a woman in j Montana and Idaho. I The letters named the victims as j Mrs. Ernest La Casse of Butte, jMont, who vanished in 1923; Ole I Larson of Anaconda, Mont., who disappeared in 1921, and a maa I named Randall whose body wag buried in a stone quarry in Idaho, Both Mrs. Smith and her son are in prison here, where they wers sent for grand larceny after the state was unable to prosecute therq for Basse tt's murder, one of ths most baffling in Washington state's criminal.history because they coulS j not find- the body, j They were convicted of stealing 1 Bassett's automobile. The mother was sentenced to -5 to 8 years is piSspii and; was to. have. been ,re- j leased' Monday. Tfie encedrto 3 habitual criminal. Warden James McCauley said iMrs, Sinlth admitted writing ins confessions because she "wanted to get- right with her Maker." LURED TO HOUSE i The letters said Bassett. a formes j naval officer, was lured to the j "little brown house" "where Mayer i stayed with his mother -en the pre- I tense they were to buy his automo- bile. i She said she took no part in ths actual slaying but she boasted of i the manner in which she cleaned urj Suddenly, submarines broke the fication of North and South Meth- LOUISA iLLE, Ky.. May i everything so thoroughly that, when HUXTSYILLE, May i officers searched the house soon surface on all sides of th mock attack and the thundered salvos at the "enemv" rieet otiisro asked "loyal Southern Meth- Stagehand was declared out of j Henderson and odists'' today to remain in their j the Kentucky derby by Maxwell roes who were white sheets Then Young, neg- after thc crime, they could find no trace of the slaying. "I was sitting on the couch, where has been obtained. cancc. The organization is asking the co- operation of all social organisations in attending the dance. The mem- bers started the advance ticket sales May by purchasing ducats themselves. was received here today of and getting dates. Conner said. the death of E. C. Smith. 32, driver Ray Maddox and his orchestra. for the T. C. Jinkens tracking com- j well-known in Abilene, will play ir France Probes Fire Destroying Liner LS HAVRE. France. May of Merchant Marine Louis De Chappencelaine ordered pany. who was crushed air-conditioned immediate inquiry into a fire last, night between two loaded cat- i proceeds except the orchestra fee tie trucks at Wichita Falls. oe donated to the milk fund. Smith was examining1 a road map with Fred Jinkens. driver of one o? the trucks, between the two vehicles when the back one moved forward aft-sr being struck by an oil field equipment truck. The ac- cident occurred shortly before mid- night Wednesday and Smith died at 6 a. m. today. Jinkens was only slightly injured. T. C. Jinkens and George Smith. churches until a civil court ruling I Howard, Dayton, Ohio, owner of they attacked a white and r had rod 0, the Winter Book favorite. Howard robbed her husband near Marshall j quilt, in case of a she last vear were to don black prison i said. death suits todav for a trip to the I Jassett was forced to write _ telegram to nis sister in Bremerton, electric then was slugged on Tile state board of pardons and the head with the hammer after pcrcles has denied clemency for the i Smith jeft _ the room. toroedo boats shrouded themselves ments were directed from a nearby adopted overwhelmingly by T chlef torpedo boat. the Southern General formidable runner. .here was still an Bali FJ Arrives In Capital today ruined the nine-year- old liner LaFsyette in drydcck here. version of r.he origin cf the blare was that a blow torch being used by an engineer in the hold ignites tanks of oil. A report from'London said it was understood the 2o.l7S-ton liner was troops in action, and a rs c: :e two truck drivers. :efi for Wicmta rai en beaig notmsa of immeaiateiy ne accicent. To Porticipate In Fete Tomorrow WASHINGTON. May .s. i compete in the national folk festi- The body will be brought here val tomorrow with presentation of this afternoon, runeral arrange- rhe famous annual cowbovs' Christ- rner.ts are pending. ma3 Dan OI- Texas Surviving are his wife, two daugh- Thirtv-one members of the troupe, Billy June. 6. and Martha Fay.; including several women ballad 4- a son. Carl Yernor.. 2: four broth- singers, arrived by automobile. They ers. George. Claude Jirn of; drove first to the capitol and went Merket, and Floyd of California: j to the office of Representative Gar- five sisters, Mrs. George Woods j rett of Eastland. J. W. Cockrell, sec- and Mrs. Ernest Hencrick of Mer- retary to directed them to kel, Mrr.es Tommic Tony tourists homes where they will stay. Padgett and C. I. Moore, all of San I and arranged sightseeing tours. Antonio. covered by insurance totalling be- tween 800.000 and 1.000.000 pounds to Dr Chappencelaire also an- nounced he would take disciplinary measures against striking members of the crew cf the Champlain. an- other liner cf the fleet operated by Companie Generate trans-At- lantic. The vast naval panorama was the first cf four great spectacles indend- ed to show Hitler lal'yts capacity for war. The other three spectacles plan-. ned in honor of Italv's Nazi visitor' cision that upheld merging the were a sigantic military parade ".a- Southern Methodist church with ter in the" week in Rome, a sham Northern and Protestant Methodist battle at Anta Marinella showing _ branches. L" riG i CIT. ti- demonstration over Fnrbara. 'North) and Methodist Protestant Despite these demonstrations, church have adopted unification. however, the question of how close---------------- Italy and Germany might come :o military alliance was not clarified by spokesmen of either side. Both denied such a pact would be concluded, although the genera'. staffs of both countries have coop- erated closelj' for many months. recarded as a added same time, the ay group in the Pres able to compete May 14 either. Sande said Stagehand ished third to The Chief James Y. Allred grants them a re- prieve, they will executed in the prison death chamber shortly after midnight. Henderson Young was convicted in Harrison county for assaulting the woman. Roscoe was given death for by firearms of the has- Danc. ine crimes occurred on rin in the derby trial here Tuesday night of Aug. 21, 1937. County Teachers To Meet Saturday came out of that race in fine shape, but adced: 'Last night he started running a temperature caused by a sore throat. The fever reached as high as 10J.2. dropped this morning to around their heads. The couple, who lived in Long- view, were halted by the brothers while driving in an automobile near Marshall. themselves I stepped out again and Earl See SLAYINGS, Pg. S, Col. 2 Who'll Pay For Broken Window Panes At Jail? e negroes disguised i The question bothering Elmer W. .ppec j Lowe, jailer, and which prob- ably will bother the commissioners with sheets ylor county teachers arc to meet Saturdav morning at in 101 but then went 101.3." up again to Threatening to kill the couple if court, is who will pay for S5 broken, resisted, Henderson Young forced window panes in the Taylor county McCraw Pays Fee The business end of "Hitler's Abilene high school auditorium thus far has touched only on col- for what will probably be their las: conversations between the meeting of the school year. Tom Mc- Howard declared cc-lt out aft- woman to go into a nearby cot> i onies er consulting Sance. but the latter indicated later he still held a faint two leaders, it -vas said, with Hit'.rr doing most of the talking as he ex- nounced today, plained his desire for restoration cf a war-lost possessions ?overr'or- ?aid The overshadowing political ...s SiOO .iang :ee tooay. He sanded. tior. however.- was whether Hitler would cliscuss Czechoslovakia county supennwncent. an- May "iHiam McCraw, rive secretary OA the executive committee. Kennedy. hope by saying: "While not ser- ious, the horse's condition is such Program plans have not yet beer, that there is only an outside chance completed, McGehee said, but sever- of his getting to the pest. I do not al speakers are to be on the sched- believe in taking chances UiC as we.! as tnc regular orcer a cooc norsc. business. Approximately 98 teachers ton field. Roscoe held the husband The panes were punched out; at bay with a pistol and robbed Tuesday afternoon by two federal him. Following their arrest, the prisoners being held here for trans- fer to the federal prison. Tine ues- tion is whether the federal govern- ?ro negroes confessed the crime. Governor Allred has stated that he did not intend to interfere with ment will replace the windows or ith such executions tonight, nor that of whether the expense will fall on the Scr VISIT. 2. Col. 2 of the county present. Wage-Hour Backers Try For Signatures Big Spring Golfer Cops TGA Match PORT WORTH. May 5. WASHINGTON. May Todd. Texas open champion House sponsors of wage-hour leg- jand 1935 Texas amateur titlist tslation, claimed 200 pledged sup- rudely bounced from the Texas Golf porters, tried vigorously today to! association toumamrnt today by persuade IS more Derald Lehman, a Fort Worth boy for a sign a petition'who registered his 7 and S triumph forcing thc controversial bill into with three under pa- golf, the floor. Doug Jcncs of Big Spring turned The proponents dispatched tele-'in a four and three over grams to absentees urging them to Norman Rowland, Fort Worth col- irom nere arc DuneG return at once and sign the ap- lege freshman. peal, designed to wrest the meas- i Dapper O'Hara Watts, the Dallas rlas' ure from the house rules commit- stylist, came through thc first nine y ARMY CHIEFS ORDERED TO Seven Dead Babies Born lo Cuban Farm Woman Sar.cie added that with Stage- expected to be none out. Jack Westrcps who had beer, chosen to rice him in the derby would be on The Chief. Paul Layes, 34, Arkansas hitch- hiker who was sentenced to die in the electric chair next Monday night for the robbery-slaying of "The men had been wanting a shot cf dope all Lowe com- mented, "and I had been watching; By GUSTAVE CKOMBET (Copyright, 19SS, By United Press) CACTO SMBARCADERO. Cuba. April n for it Kcfcai uicsc: ni.-O yd-.- u, t'ne ,00 Of replacing the glass is not going to bo an easy one. The bars on the inside of the windows not removable and the panes are held in place by screws as well putty> ixjwe shakes his head sad- si i iy at thought, 60 Following the breaking 5y episode, the pair was placed in the "sweat 'a grill cage affair in :'S tlic niiddlc of a larse room, and si held there until Wednesday. S? Yesterday thc federal officers j came to the jail and took the win- p'dow along with other federal prisoners, to serve sentences :of five year.s in prison which they had been givm in federal court at cn Iiarcotics ;