Abilene Reporter News, May 7, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 07, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1938, Abilene, Texas Abilene OT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVI I, NO. 348. Associated (AT> ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 7, 1938 -EIGHT PAGES trM (IF> PRiCE 5 CENTS Abilene Submits CHICAGO, May 7. Helaine Colan lay gurgling in a hospital crib today while her distraught parents wavered on a decision :ha: medical experts said meant life or death for her. Should they permit an opera- tion that probably would save their five-week-old daughter's life but leave her blind forever, or should they forego the oper- ation and accept death as the inevitable result? The answer rested "srith Dr. Herman Colan. 30. a dentist, and hi? wife. Estelle. 23. Dr. Morris Hershman, the Street Job lo WPA Commissioners I Approve City's Share A street improvement pro- j iecT in Abilene is to be submitted to j Works Progress administration of 11- cials today, announced R. C. Koppe.. C1Thersponsor-s part will be ard the WPA is to furnish Koppe said. Yesterday the city com- rnission authorised Mayor Kair ?o sign- the application. 115 blocks. 45 skips and two alleys Trill be paved if the application is approved. Koppe ace- ed Practically all of the streets now have been requested to be paved by property owners IB. tlie block. If there are no hitches the appli- cations will go through within the i next 45 or 60 days, Hcppe saia. Two hundred and eight men will: be employed about 22 months to complete the project. Slightlv higher grade asphalt wiii j be used "for topping en this pro-: iect. Required, are a gravel base; and concrete curb and gutter. I: j the property owner has a gravel; street and concrete curb before his property, cost will be per front; foot. This is figured with the orda- aarv 30 foo: driveway, Koppe saic. j cost to property owners that neet! Through generations of effort, gravel base, concrete curb and gut- i the have achieved intellectual AS REQUESTED ADVICE CONFLI Parents Waiver On Life Or Death Verdict For Tot DEMONSTRATION CALLED MANDATE- child's maternal grandfather, said late yesterday the young parents had reached the fateful to "let nature take its But today the father said no final decision had been made. Baby Colan is afflicted gliorna in both eyes. Physicians said the cancerous growth would spread to her brain and cause cieath if an operation were not performed. Beth eyss would be removed in an- operation. The parents turned to friends, relatives, brain surgeons and a spiritual advisor for help. They received conflicting advice. Physicians generally were agreed that no operation could save the child's sight ar.d that death would ensue, probably within two months, if no oper- ation were performed. Until two weeks ago the baby was believed normal in every respect. Then Dr. Hershman noticed a flaw in :he left eye. Specialists subsequently con- firmed his of the retina in both eyes. The disease attacks the nerves of the eye. spreading from the retire, to the train. Physicians declared they kr.cw of r.o cer- tain cure. Press Wage Hour Action Advocates Ask Committee To LOWERS FRANC TROOPS FACE Sinos Threaten H-SU Students Hear Candidate Judge Yarborough To Make Three Talks Here Today Britain, France Send Warnings To Two Powers Germans, Czechs Urged Caution In Border Problem HITLER AND IL DUCE GREET CROWDS 77 1-2 front foot. nolitical freedom, and the prob- UJtv means that although lem now is economic freedom, Dis- a "list for street improvements is trict Judge Ralph Yarborough of already made it is subject to change.: Austjni candidate for attornev gen- "If the property owners Trill assist- we will pave leave-out in Koppe said, speaking of skips in pavement on street. Persons interested in the street improvement project can contact Tom Willis, building inspector, at eraj sai rnoming in. an aa- Qress Before me naram-Snnmons paved i student body. It was the first oS three addresses scheduled here dur- ing the day for the speaker. "Inventors and scientists are con sternly opening up ever wider and 4754 or the city hall for further j greater _Yarborough Japs Rush Aid From Shanghai PARIS. May and I British diplomats, bound together j like their two war machines by last i week's talks in London, took action j j today to treat Surope's war jitters, i The first step was instructions to j ambassadors of the two countries i to deliver notes to Germany and Czechoslovakia, cautioning them against violence in settling the clamor of nazi Germans in Czech- i I cslovakia for increased political i j privileges j The warning carried the Infer- j ence that "rough by Ger- many of the issue of the j German residents in Czechoslovakia almost certainly would cause war. j Sir Neville Henderson, the Brit- SHANGHAI, May ish ambassador to Berlin, was to thousand Chinese guerrilla see Field Marshal Hermann Wfi- fighting recklessly in the streets of 1 heim todaT to convey his Nantungchow, threatened todav to BOTemmenfs views to the acting j j chancellor, in t-ne absence m Itaiy annihilate tne Japanese garrison of of Fuehrer Hitler. i that supply base on the north bank The Anglo-French effort was of the Yangtze river. 50 miles north i two-pointed, with diplomats hoping i Supply Lines in North Kiangsu Zone At Stake Free Measure AyAay 23 Earliest Date For Debate Under Petition WASHINGTON, May (AP) House proponents of of Shanghai. Japanese reiniorcements City Department 'Chiefs Okehed Order Payment Of Principal On Reservoir Bonds declared before the Hardin-Siin- 1 mons students. He mentioned radio.' air-ccnditioning. aviation and the i petroleum industry as proof of the statement that the young man and young woman of today have more; fascinating and more diverse fields in which to utilize their ability i than ever before. "Opportunity 35 by no, means con- j cvr -t. vTi..y or tne other great Yarbor- i ough asserted, citing Royston Crane, j Abilene-bom creator of the comic character. "Wash Tubbs." and Mar- i garet Mitchell of Atlanta, who at- j tempted a novel, thought so little of it that she did not even" offer i i-aul ilarchandeau. above, French finance minister, an- nounced the franc will be worth 2.73 cents, a new low since 192S. Armament costs brought about the devaluation. _jt Appoint in cut of department, .neacs manuscrlor- to publishers for Solons-Aai Funds For PWA WASHINGTON. Mav first to get Czechoslovakia to do I everything possible for its German 1 dSper- 1 nfzi second, to ate effort to save the decimated D0om concem lesi there garrison and retain possession of i M _ the important base town. I Another cnapter of tne Angw- The loss of Nantungchow would Frencil coUaboration, intensified by cut supply and communication lines lasl London conversations sen-ing a Japanese armv of 10.000 I between Prime Ministers Chamber- men operating in North Kiangsu i lain and Daladier, dealt with fur- province. This army was last re- i ther appeasement of Italy, ported 60 miles south of the Lung- j effort was under way to hai railway, fighting in the vicinity j smooth the path to recognition of of fowning. Italy's conquest of Ethiopia by the j Foreigners arriving from Yangtze j League of Nations council which j ports said scores of Chinese civilians meets Monday. j figuratively had been killed and nun- With their fingers dreds_ were hiding in terror while j crossed against every possible upset j fighting raced" issice i cf plans fhp ?Vench indicated tne walls of Nantungchow. Army Blames Sino Numerical Strength tion to take the "bill from the rules committee, demanded to- i day that the hotise be allowed to consider the measure "with- out farther delsr. i COMMITTEE VOTE S TO 6 j They asserted the unprecedent- ed demonstration when 213 mem- j bers, a majority of the house, sign- I ed the petition in little more than i two hours after it was filed yes- j terday should be accepted as a mandate for the rules committee I to give the bOl preferential status. i Under house rules. May 23 is the earliest date the bill could be i sidered under the petition. i There was considerable count, i however, even among the bill's sup- porters, that the rules committee I yield. i "I don't think it will Rep. a. member of the unofficial steering committee 1 o? the bill, said of the agitation for reversal of the rules committee's stand. "j The committee voted 8 to S last week to pigeon-hole the bill, result- jing in its supporters resorting to i the petition method of bringing it j to the floor. j CONXALLY SEES PASSAGE 1 Senator Tom Connally, D., Ter., leader of a successful filibuster against the anti-lynching bill, said that he believed this bill would be approved by the senate. Last sum- i iner the senate passed its own i es "and hours bill with provision fo? I a lower standard in the sotith. jOther .senators said_.ihatf if. the- Thunder and rain storms that left "wind and hail damage in vir- houss- iiill frere revised" to include" This picture, telephoned from Rome to London, and sent thence by radio to New York, shows an unsmiling, Dallid Adolf Hitler standing with Premier Benito Mussolini in their car in the Piazza Ve- aezia in Rome, while thousands cheered 11 duce and his nazi guest. ONE DEAD AS THUNDER, STORMS MOVE ACROSS TEXAS Lower Temperatures Are Predicted For Northern Half Cf State; Houston Soaked toaay the for the opening of the second yea cf the Hair administration confirmed by the city commission hi the regular session Friday after- neon. Tne al as department heads starting May 1. Thev are Lila Fern 5 :re was a -unanimous approv- field "Mayer Will Kair renamed all amp the vear ties for tns several years but- when the novel was accepted. "Gone With the Winn" swept the nation. "With all these new domains of activity, still have those srest field? in which mankind has found ample scope for the highest quali- ies of mind and soul in earlier law, journalism. commerce ar.d these professions offer wider opportuni- Members of a house appropriations "slow" progress of its "central China Fee-committee, announcing a ceci- ;sion to increase by the sum President; Roosevelt recom- mended for public works grants in nis piOgrs.m, today this might allow construc- tion of many federal projects. The sub-committee voted to uer- Oiiensi.-e on tne numerical super- iority of the Chinese and the fact that the Chinese are defending strong, natural positions. _ This explanation was given bv the army spokesman here ir. spoase to queries as to -jie offensive had been stalled PhlfatellStS To _, Get More Here's for the stamp collectors who are seeking air mail lhlt wind at Port Arthur was blowing the vestiges i of the storms into the southern tip-------------------------------------------------Ine house of Louisiana and into tlie Gulf of Mexico. week. For the special week. May 15-21, the first airplane post-office in the history of air mail service will be ly four months, despite the pouring i established in Washington, D. T. J. Morman, parks superin- :mit federal grants up to jOOO and loans up to for locally sponsored projects. Mr. Roosevelt had recommended ref- 000.000 for grants and for loans. of thousands reinforcements into; according -ar zone. to information received tendent: R, C. Koppe. city engineer; i Torn. Willis, assistant- engineer; Frank Howard, plumbing inspector; i L. E. Derrj'berry. airport manager: Maude E- Cole, librarian at the Ickes told the being before the Taylor County. mittee. members said, that many Teachers assoc.iaticr. and the Taylor communities would be able to ob- County Bar association luncheon.; tain ooen market loans and would Saturday afternoon in Sweetwater. require grants only from PWA. Judge four years thev'saic. the sub- a numerical superiority of 20 to 1. On. tnis ratio. Japanese would have only about 50.000. troops in Shan- sub-com- :F-g' bu: observers declare t.iey nave at least twice that many. It was pain tec out that Chirac occupy fortified hill positions and been natural defen- Carnegie libra Z-dmunc C. Yates. assistant attorney for- committee increased the grants fig- se5, sucn a? Yellow river, to check has a wlngspread or 95 feet is copcmtion cour.sci; Over- s-hiner. corpcraticn judge; H. R. Ar- -ant. city chcmiFt. end Dr. Scott W. Hoilis. city health officer. BONDS KEDEE3IED Tiie commission also ordered -r.id off the first in prin- ipal on the Fort Phantom Hi.l res- en-oir bonds. These the 12 maturing bones of series A of the fSOO.OOO issue. Tnere was much discussion, pro j and con. of the proposed ordinance TO require tl'.at all plumbing work be done under tlie supervision of a master plumber. Tnis ordinance has been passed on first reading, two weeks ago. and is opposed by Mayor Will W. Hair on the grounds that, it would crive 11 master plumbers a monopoly on the plumbing business here. j TABLED AGAIN Master plumbers are contending that because they pay ar. additional fee and make bond, r.ot required of journeymen plumbers, that the or- dinance should be passed Journeymen, ph'.mbers contend that such an ordinance would be unfair. There were a dozen or more both master and journey- men, speaking at the meeting yes- terday. Settle Damage r 4 III District Court Dr. J. M. Alexander, who employs Jones 'a maintenance man for his proper- ties also speaking against the proposed regulation. "We don't need a pluming inspector if 11 men are given supervision of all the work in Abilene It looks like purely a selfish aim on the part of the mas- ter plumbers.'' Commissioner George E. Morris said he favoreci an amendment to the proposal to set up specific reg- ulations for maintenance plumbers. It was at. this point that the or- dinance was tabled for the -secT.d time, action postponed for another week. UNIFORMS Friday, May 13, is the date on which bids will be taken for new uniforms for the police and fire de- partments. Commissioner Lucistn COMMISSION, S, CoL rnsJIy launch his West Texas cam- ure Dy paign for the attorney generalship. jf Of the S750.000.00Q-for grants utilised on the present basis of conations of -15 per cer.t of trc costs of the local projects, com- niirteomsn said. would result in u v.-crks program. Jaycees Of Mineral Wells On To Dei Rio Mineral Weils good-willers for the Texas Health Festival at their city left this morning for Del Rio still thinking of the good time they had on their overnight stop ir. Abilene yestercay. The festival is slated June 17-19. They were met by members of the Abilene Boosters club ar.d May- or W. W. Hair at the municipal air- pcrc yestercay evening SHG cd to town. Eddie Cockerel] served as master- of-crremonle? at th? Dutch supper served at the Woo'r.i hotel. Mayor Hair made a snort ts'.k. Conrad Brady, publicity chanr.an of the festival introduced members of the 40-odd delegation. Following t-hr Tr-fting some of the visitors attencrc the dance at the Hilton hotel and added to the tne milk fund for underprivileged chil- 'he'dren in Abilene. Entertainment last te offensive. The armi es were still locked combat ail along the South Shan- will i-ung today, with neither side Houston, suffering effects a 5.46-inch rainfall in the last 24 covers durir.- Kational Air Mail hours_ apparenuy was ires of Hood dangers. Other Texas cities were watersoaked thoroughly. Dallas county and Harris county were checking scattered damage from hieh, windstorms that struck in Abilene by A. G. Schlegel. sta- Friday night. Damage was in several sec- tions of Harris county, where small buildings and communications lines formally dedicate the unique post- Tgre Kown Dallas county's heaviest damage was at- Duncan- ville. where a number of light build- ings were razed. Wichita Falls was struck by a severe thunderstorm Friday night, but the skies had cleared there and throughout West Texas except in the Amarillo area by daylight Sat- ie South Tlie spokesman said Chinese have i tion manager of the American Air- lines here. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt will steering committee which forced the bill oui of the roles committee in the un- Iprecedented time of two hours and i 23 minutes yesterday, will meet I early next week to discuss futura strategy. ;--------------------------------------.--------_, Finals In Literary _ Events Underway ATTSTIX, May 7. ce- tives were denied permission today! bates for both girls and boys in the Solons Denied Right To Speak JERSEY CITY, X. J.. May United States representa- office on Sunday. May 15. An American Airlines sleeper plane has been designated as Sta- tion No. I." It is a 14-passenger ship which 55 feet long. It will be flown to the Washington airport where the wings be removed and the fuselage ANSOX, May suit for damages from injuries received while working: or. the Fort Phan- tom Hill reservoir project was set- tled by agreed judgment, in 104th district court here Friday. J. O. Brooks of Abilene awarded si.425 for injuries received last September 9. while employed as a day laborer on the project. Brooks had brought suit against the Stan- dard Mutual Insurance company of Texas under provision? of the work- man's compensation act. Tlie agreed judgment was reach- ed nfKT brief cor.ferenre when Brooks had testified before the court. In addition to the settlement the defendants also agreed to pay court costs and al] doctor bills. Two new indictments were re- turned at the final report of f masir.g appreciable gains. Former Rumanian Premier Succumbs BUCHAREST. Rumania. Mav 7_ -Octaviar. Goga. 57. who heac- CG a nationalist. anti-Semitic-Ru- manian government for a few tu-- bulent weeks early this year, died today. Goga. who suffered a. heart ail- rr.cr.t aft-er his resignation as -jreni- ier. Februa-- 10. had a stroke this U'eek. Sing Carol commissioned Goga. tnnce previously a cabinet minis- ter. to form a new government De- cember 2S. 1937. In the six tl'-at lasted, his administration imposed drastic strictures on Jews 2nd 'aid the basis for a broad an- ti-Semitic and fascist program. _ Tne country was sharply divided lor the fascist issues and business suffered heavily. In the end. with the nation's economy endangered. King Carol summoned Dr. Miron crawn ay a tractor to the ground county grand j for current, term Friday. One was for theft, by bailee and the other for They brought to a total of 2S the number of true bills re- turned for the term. The term be ended next week. Cristea ment. form another govern- AntPBeer Rally Slated At Merkel night was furnished by Peggy Math- is singing and a four piece orches- tra from Kardin-Sir.irr.ons univer- sitv. Sets Winter Relief Rolls At station where the ship is to be re- assembled and opened for business. American Airlines has designed a special cachet for the occasion and philatelists desiring the covers with the Flagship Station cancellation should address the covers to "Am- erican Airlines Flagship Station. Washington. D. C." Martin Leads Riegel In Tourney Final FORT WORTH. May 7. Young Iverson Martin of Fort ou o? golf on a mucdy windswept course today to hold one up lead over Bobby Riegel of Beaumont at the end of nine holes in their 36-hole Texas Golf association champion- ship match, r.crrh wines over the- R. C. Lewis Drops Dead In Office _____ K. C. Lewis. local contractor, dropcd dead shortly before noon todav in a local phvsician's of- ficr. Lower temperatures were forecast for the northern half of the state. Minimum temperatures of about 50 degrees were predicted for nor- thern Texas sections excepting the Panhandle. Thermometers at Lubbock and Amariilo stood at 3S degrees at 7 ake public speeches in Jersey City tonight by public safety Di- rector Daniel Casey, who described them as "personally obnoxious to the great majority of our citizens because of their communistic en- deavors." Representatives Jerry J. O'Con- nell '.D-Mont'i and John T. Ber- nard nevertheless car- ried forward plans to address a mass meeting in Journal square where socialist leader Norman Thomas last week made, unsuc- cessfully, a similar attempt. Casey said his denial was based "or. the ground that said meeting would tend to create disorder and disturbance." Two groups of organizations with a. m. Saturday and were scheduled opposite objectives planned to ob- to fall more before the unsettled serve a seemingly inevitable clash cf Jersey City police and the con- --------_ veterans who back- annual interscholastic meet here began today as did contests in 3-R events, typewriting and editorial writing. Completed literary events cf the meet include the following re- sults: Class Fae Gcoorich, Plainview: Lucille Allen, Laferia; Catherine Slagel, Colorado. Young Abilenian To Give Blood In Rare Transfusion conditions were ended. City Ready To Ask Additional PWA Aid Or e of the regional director o. A rare medical j formed in Fort ed Mayor Frank Hague, vice cnair- man of the democratic national' committee, in his stand "radicals." and organizations which charged Hague with the suppres- sion of civil rights. the PWA at Fort Worth will be a resolution passed by the city com- mission yestercay for additional re'p at the Fort Phantom Kill ir. case the appropriation bill passes. H. C. Hoppc. city engir.cer saic to- feat- will be per- Worth Monday r. young Abilene business man, will donate blood for against a transfusion to Mrs. Colby D. Hall, wife of the Texas Christian uni- versity dear.. j _ ilr5- 2ail hss been ill for the O and pjanr.ec to pas- tTro years 0? travel from Washington to New York by train and thence to Jer- sey City, just across Hudson river, by automobile. George M. Bull, regional cirec- WPA Employment Is or of the PWA at Fort Worth, AIM A Up In Abilene Area authorized to receive money to 5per.c for construction of pipe lines. 'filtration plants, pump stations ana appurtenances, the city of Abilene i.s asking some of the money for construction, at the Fort Phantom Kill reservoir of those four things. EMERGENCY ACTION Needy Besiege Cleveland Relief Stations In Crisis WASHINGTON. May 7. 'UP> The new deal expect relief rolls I to total 3.000.000 or next MERKEL, May out-of- j winter, WPA Administrator Harry i town speakers. Don Morris, vice- L. Hopkins indicated to the house president of Abilene Christian col- j appropriations deficiency subcom- lege, and Judge Otis Miller, district i mittee, it was revealed today, attorney, have been secured as! The estimate was revealed in CLEVELAND. May T ent Cievelanders, facing prospects of a week end with gaping larders, br- seiged relief offices today 05 ciaLs considered emergency action the ftjed families infants, or beset, by illness. "We want demanded men and women, some with children in arms, at two relief stations where clock "They are sort of desperate now. They have been very ten.se.'' Municipal Relief Commissioner Frank E. Bubna said more than WPA employment in the Abi- lene srea registered further in- crease of persons over last week, report, of the office showed this morning. Total number of per- son? employed in the area on WPA projects is 2.029 By counties, the employment was anc} bv transferring :istecl as: Taylor, 820 ma'.e and 390! anti-bodies to" a patient with the female; Nolan. 451 male and 93 i disease, the bacteria and toxic ef- fernaie: Mitchell, 123 male and 61 fects of the bacteria are combated female; Howard. 219 male ar.d 54 very similar to the neutralizing er- female J fects of anti-toxin in treatment of The report for last week showed diphtheria and scaret fever. a 27 person increase over the pre- i Mrs. Hall's condition is conoid- vious wees. i ered serious. Malta fever, a long persisting dis- ease for which there is no knowrx cure. Wneeler was bedridden with the same type fever for five months in 1934. Physicians who attended Wtreeler in 1934 said they have nev- er heard of a specific case where the blood of two persons who had suffered from undulant fever coulci be matchsd. This blood transfusion should help the patient because of the tcr.ic effect of supplying fresh red blood cells, a local physician stated. When the donor has had the dis- ease, antibodies are formed in the ese v. ._