Abilene Reporter News, May 11, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

May 11, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIEXDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LV11, NO. 352. ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 11, PAGES (VF) PRICE 5 CENTS Anglo-French League Stand Is Denounced Spanish Delegate Halts Steamroller Of War Questions GENEVA, May ment Spain's delegate tonight halt- ed the steamroller which Britain and France have been operating in the current session of the League of Nations council. Julio Alvarez del Vayo, Barcelona foreign minister, bitterly attacking the two powers for their bargain- ing with Italy, refused to let the j Question of intervention in the i Spanish civil war be run through the council without full considera- tion. Maxim Litvinoff, Soviet Russia's foreign commissar, and William J. Jordan of New Zealand rushed to I the defense of the Spainard's ce- i maud that the council take the j question of intervention out of the hands of the 27-nations non-inter- vention committee in London. Their stand blocked the Anglo- French plans to complete discus- sion of the Spanish war- tonight The program, in which a majority of the council had agreed, ob- viously was upset. Del Vayo used the very Anglo- Italian agreement which prompted Britain's fight for recognition of the Italian conquest as text for a warning to the league that realistic diplomacy can lead only to war. Ke declared that the recent Rome speeches of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in reaffirming their Rome-Berlin axis "destroyed many created by realistic diplo- mats. The white-haired Spaniard told the council government Spain was I placing no concrete proposal be- fore the league. Almost hissing his i Alvarez Del Vayo said the j Barcelona regime "only hopes the I council will express an effective j on Italian and German aid to the insurgents. Ee bitterly attacked British and foreign negotiations with Italy. "Both from the trenches and from the seat of government we have watched day by day the in- comprehensible desertion of certain democracies." he said. "We have watched them conspire with the aggressors. x x x They have signed agreements with the RESURRECTED BOY AND MOTHER Lonnie Mitdie Penalty Spared By High Court Brazilians Crush Revolt PROBLEM OF FITTING PRODUCTION TO DEPRESSED MARKET SOBERS FACES OF OIL MEN AT BIG SHOW Second Reversal Of Death Sentence For Merkei Negro >kels 'fiV i By ALFRED WALL i TULSA, Okla., May of -it.ing pe- to depressed mar- -aitering prices put sober AUSTIN. May I the hundreds today for their bi- j sal appeals court today reversed j International Petroleum ex- the death penalty of Lonnie Mit- twere such disturbing developments ness. as Kanotex's 25-cent crude price "There is a carryover of about reduction yesterday, other price cuts barrels in excess gasoline in- in Rocky Mountain crude, prices o! _ gasoline so low as to make refining i faces on oil raen who began arriving unprofitable and necessity of fur- satisfactorily. j ther drastic curtailment of produc- The Kanotex reduction, affecting! tion in the mid-continent. only a relatively small daily pur-1 Leaders foregathering for the chase of about barrels, "caused I ventories which if taken care of by orderly liquidation will work out cheil, Merkei negro, charged with Svery indication was that prelim- greatly expanded show counselled, nervousness in inverse ore-portion. Dictator Federal Forces Against Rebels Capitol Gun Fight Highlight Of Brief Battle Donald Fiore miss- ing two years, came back home to Masontown, Pa., to find he had been "dead and buried" for a year. Eis mother, Mrs. Phoebe Fiore (left) buried the body of a boy shot in Kentucky and put over the grave a marker inscrib- ed with Donald's name. Japs American Rights tOUr By ROBERT BELLAIRE United Press Staff Correspondent right-s in their attack on the island port. T0 EVACUATE The court held no evidence was i offered to show that the officer had a warrant when he entered the i negro's place to arrest him. and j j that the issue of self-defense was j rot properly submitted in the charge j to the jury. It disregarded the con- i j tention of "discrimination'' in that i I two negroes drawn for the grand j i jury panel were not included en j j the grand jury that indicted Mit- j chen. j The criminal appeals court" re- i versed the first death penalty of i Roy Lee (Lonnie) Mitchell on the i grounds that no negroes had been drawn on the jurv panel. Mitchell was following the I April II in a servar southwest- outskirts of MerkeL Hutcheson was shot through the left eye when he went to a dance hall and cafe operated by Mitchell near the w-est city limits of MerkeL Preceding the shooting, the mar- shal had asked the negro to come outside and he had refused, offi- cers testified. The wounded offi- cer was brought to Hendrick Me- morial hospital where he died with- out regaining consciousness. ROOSEVELT POWERLESS TO END Oklahoma Will GERMAN HELIUM SALE DISPUTE Cut Allowable Unanimous Consent Of Six Cabinet Chiefs On Munitions Board Required For Move WASHINGTON, May White House said today that I President Roosevelt was powerless to settle the controversy over the sale the refusal of Secretary Ickes to antees Barrels Per Day Slashed By Commission House Approves Nava! Building Defense Expansion Program OK'd With Little Opposition WASHINGTON, May'11. The American gunboat Asheville arrived at Amoy today, after an all- night race up the coast, and was prepared to evacuate the 38 Amer- icans if necessary. The cruiser Marblehead was on its way. the destrojrer Edsall was reported steaming at forced draught down from Tsingiao, and reports from j Manila indicated that a destroyer' flotilla might be ordered from there. The Japanese Domei News agen- cy asserted that Japanese troops fought their way icto a. part of the The export of the gas to Ger- many, it was pointed out, requires the unanimous consent of the six cabinet officers on the national munitions control board, and Ickes is one of the board members. The announcement was made aft- er a conference between the pres- ident and high army, navy and in- terior officials. BACK TO BOARD The whole question now goes i back to the munitions control board. and its next meeting is expected to I render a formal decision. Stamford Child Burned Fatally Vargas, T led de- _ j fenders of Guanabara presidential j palace today as government forces j swiftly smothered a fascist, revolti j against its authoritarian regime. j An undetermined number of reb- I els were killed or wounded and j hundreds were arrested, j The short-lived uprising, inspired j by the outlawed integralist green- shirt) faction, flared and died in, the heart of the capital, where j street disorders and futile assaults on public buildings marked its in- effective course. PLOT KNOWN Police declared they had advance knowledge of the plotted rebellion. and said they had even slipped agents into the ranks of i mission signed an order "todav re- i ,f 3" cueing Oklahoma's oil allowables for I rate or me scheme to overthrow city tocay. Fierce Conviction Of Two Others Affirmed AUSTIN, May The court of criminal appeals today af- firmed death penalties given Fobie Grays and Sam Cash for the stran- gulation slaying of Paul Henig, I cnaage position against Glenflora store proprietor, and j approving the contract, granted a third trial to Lonnie Mit- state Department already cheil. a negro given the extreme i ilas approved the sale. penalty for slaying Chester Hut- It "9ras Darned that Ickes was per- cheson, Merkei city marshal I haps alone among the remainder of May by barrels a day, acting on Governor E W. Marland's recommendations for a slash to avert a threatened i price cut. j The reduction, amounting to 16 i 2-3 per cent, was made effective to- day and left Oklahoma's allowable for the remainder of the month at 405.000 barrels daily. Chairman Reford Bond and Jack Walton, member of the commission. Dress Ignites As Fire Made While pjj II liiCiliUCX Ui Liie mmmissifin. r I ay ing Up met in the governor's office to sign i the drastic emergency order and STAMFORD, May jAmoy. Tokyo reported that parts Grays and Cash, tried were charged with strangling reported at j store proprietor in an effort to- .-ob Secretary Ickes said he would at- Burns suffered when nine-year-old tend the meeting with an open Patsy Neal Hurley was playing mind, but would not say whether "grown-ups" with a sister yesterday there was any likelihood that he in her grandmother's bam at Avoca resulted in her death at 2 a. m. today at the Stamford hospital. I Patsy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. j W. E. Hurley of Avoca, was "play cooking" when her dress caught on the six board fire. She was brought to the hos- a pending Pital here yesterday at noon. of nun-- Trra your girl bad been- out or Commissioner A. S. J. Shaw tele- phoned from Fort "Worth, he con- curred in the move. Jointlyj_m.emb.ers in opposing Ins a supply which legalise this intervention in Spain." After brief consultation with Britain's Viscount Halifax and Joseph A. C. Avenol. league secre- tary-general, the chairman an- nounced the question of Spain was adjourned to a later meeting. little Hope Left For Selassie At League Conclave house approve! a senate-house con- of lhe city _ere names ference report today on the admin- j Japanese airplane bombardment. aggressors i ist-ration's billion dollar naval ex- j Reliable sources at Eong Song a brigf: advised the United Press that 12 i Chinese planes, in a retaliatory I raid, bombarded the Japanese fleet pansion program, overnamg a outburst cf minortiv opposition. The measure; as revised in the j Off Cancho Island, near conference, would authorize con- j Song, seriously damaged one de- shot down one Japa- sured. GENEVA. May 11. ute British and French "corridor j victories" today made Haile Selas- i sie's chances of preventing the two j WASHINGTON. May big powers from recognizing Italy's John L. Lewis intends to stay out conquest of his former realm slim- of Pennsylvania during the derno- msr than ever. cratic primary campaign, informed Ethiopia's Sling of Kings was on i persons said today, at least until his way here to make a personal appeal to the league council, but before his train arrived it was learned that Soviet Russia and China had moderated their stands I after next Tuesday's primary elec- i tion. Tne C. I. O. chief is backing jLieut. Gov. Thomas Kennedy for j the democratic nomination for gov- against the recognition plan, i ernor. but friends said he would This was the result of negotia- j neither issue a statement nor take tions outside formal sittings of the j stump in Kennedy's behalf be- councii. which convened Monday, j 'ore the primary. Maxim Litvinoff. 'or Russia, j Kennedy, secretary of Lewis' Uni- said he was convinced nothing i ted Mine Works, is running against could be gained by "prolonging the agony'- beyond tomorrow's ses- sion. Chinas delegate. Dr. V. L. Wel- lington Koo. was said to have rec- ognized that Britain's fleet in the Far East could be and thus become a possible deter- rent to Japan "c if Anglo-Italian understanding runs smoothly. And for such accord recognition of Italy's Ethiopian empire was recognized as es- struction cf 46 warships, 25 auxiliary j vessels and one exDerimenta1 airship i i Japanese navai authorities an- at a total estimates cost of nounced officially that foreign res- 656.000. j idents of Amoy had been notified The compromise must be approved j that unless strict neutrality was by the senate before the legislation j observed foreign rights would not is ready for President Roosevelt's i be respected. signature but Chairman Walsh (D- j destroyer Diana was Mass) of the senate naval commit- j at Amoy. and the destroyer Dianty tee asserted senate approval was as- j was en route up the coast from Swatow. to aid the 189 Britons re- ported in danger. Unconfirmed Chinese reports said that Chinese troops hid in dugouts during a bombardment of the city and then, when Japanese believed they had fled and sent a landing party ashore, they emerged and in- flicted heavy casualties on a force of 500 bluejackets. Japanese navy men landed yes- terday on the eastern part of Amoy island, intending to reduce the i strong Chinese fortifications there, establish a new base for themsel- j ves or. the coast between Shanghai j and Kong Kong, and prevent the I landing of shipments of war ma- terials from foreign countries. i able gas to Germany for use j school for weeks. Next year him. The court rejected all defense in the new commercial dirigible she "was to have been in the third LZ-130, successor to the Hinden- grade. She iras born in Wichita burg which was destroyed by an Falls, January 2, -1929, and came explosion over Lakehurst, N. J. j to Avoca from McCamey with her The president conferred with j parents last falL Ickes, General Malin Craig, army j Funeral will be held Thursday chief cf staff ;Admiral D. Leahy, j morning at o'clock at the i chief cf naval operations, and So- i Avoca Methodist church, with the licitor General Robert H. Jackson, j Rev, Joel V. Grimes, Baptist pas- exceptions to trial procedure. A life sentence given Rafael Pe- rez, Guadalupe county Mexican, for beating to death Willie Schuene- mann. a store proprietor, was af- firmed by the court which in an- swer to defense objections said evi- j dence supported the conviction. Pe- j 'Shutdown' Wages HOUSTON, May tives of Texas' major oil companies today studied field pay rolls to de- termine whether to pay workers their salaries during the Saturday shutdowns ordered by rez and two other men bound Schuenemann with belts and beat him to death with a stick, the state White House Secretary Stephen Early, announcing the results of tor, in charge. He will be assisted by the Rev. p. O. Gamer, Metho- Lewis To Stay Out Of Penn Primaries Bids Asked On Local Highway Buildings Announcement was made in Aus- _ _ _ ,_ today that the state highwav C. I. O. zeaaers and labors nor.-j department has invited bids. May Charles Aivin Jones, Pittsburgh lawyer, and Charles J, Margiotti. recently dismissed as state attorney Senator Guffey partisan league Kennedy. also are backing NATIONAL Boston at Cincinnati: rain and cold. postponed. sential condition. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, post- j24. for construction of a division blacksmithshop. carpentry and paint shop, equipment storage building 'and moving and remodeling a gal- j iron building here. All the buildings will be located behind the division warehouse. Es- timated cost of the structures, all of corrugated metal, is i More Useful Dirt From TENNESSEE CLAY WILL MAKE FINE UNAWARE By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor NORRIS, Tenn., May 11 The ceramic laboratory of TVA at Norris dam today reported discov- of vast wealth in by cheap Oriental labor. purest of its kind known in the j In the past three years the lab- j world, indeed i: is so pure that man- oratory under direction 01 R. E. j ufacturers had difficulty in making i Gould, has completed in day and j china. Some of them said it could i night work the equivalent of ten j not. be done. The ceramic scient- j years of ordinary experiments. ists solved this trouble by adding j Faith Cited As Aid To Progress Fifth Meeting For Abilene Business Clinic Conducted Faith in the city of Abilene, faith in its future and faith in its abil- ity to accomplish anything it sets out 'to do were among the strong- est recommendations made today by Abilene business men attending the fifth o: a series of six "business for establishment "Of an "Abilene Forward'' program. Under the chairmanship of C. M.! Caldwell. oil man and ranchman. about; 50 businessmen heard Dr. O. T. Anderson and James Blythe of Chicago stress the importance of a unified civic program. "Miracles have been worked in towns of the United States by just such gatherings as this and others of this Blythe stated. In another part of his talk, Blythe! stressed the importance of Abilene's j colleges to the town and cited in- j stances from other cities showing; what the loss cf student buying means to the merchants. Including the suggestions made at the morning meeting, almost SOO Abilenians have written their ideas Sec CLINIC, Pg. 13; Col. 7 The Weafhei Abilene ari vicinity: asd Thursday. tvarrr.er tonight. West Texas civest of 100th meridian i Fair tonight arid Thursday, warmer :r. southeast arii south eer.tral portions to- i the conference, said it was decided j dist pastor of Avoca and the Rev. j that because of the language of i Jones. Stamford Christian church j the helium act requiring unanimous j pasto: I agreement by the munitions board I the sale of helium could not be I made until all six agreed the hel- ium involved 'Is not of military j importance.'' "Each member of the he j added, "has a right to exercise his I cwn discretion." j Ickes, who serves with the seers- i taries of state, war. navy, treasury and commerce on the board, has contended that there was no defi- nite assurance that Germany would the "Texas railroad commission. The practice in the past has been to pay the salaries during the Sun- day shutdowns but the added day had the paymasters puzzled. Walter Pyron, vice president of the Gulf, said his company had come to no decision. Executives of other companies. Humble, Shell and Texas company, said the suddenness of the order caught them unpre- any decision regarding the pay of thousands of workers in the fields. Burial will be made in the Spring j Creek cemetery with Kinney Fu neral home in charge of arrange- ments. Survivors are the parents, the grandmother and two sisters, Jean and Frances Ann. ?jRotary Picks Big Spring For Next I District Meet Paralysis Victim Buried At Ovalo See HELIUM, fg. 13, Col. 6 Electro's Gas Rate Ordinance Repealed EASTLAND. May Burial of Wylie Kenneth Tucker. three-year-old infantile paralysis victim, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Tucker of Eastland, who died Tues- day, was this afternoon at Ovaio cemetery. Previously services were conducted a: the First Methodist f church in Eastland. The infant had been ill eight days. Convene Thursday ELECTRA, May city commission last night repealed a recently enacted ordinance direct- ing a reduction of rr.ore than 20 per cent in natural gas rates to be charged domestic consumers with- in the incorporated limits of Elec- Grand tra. The action was taken following a report from City Attorney C. P. Engelking to the effect that Fed- eral District Judge William Atwell had issued a temporary order Sat- urday at Dallas, restraining the city commission from enforcing the ordinance passed or. March 28. The ordinance calling for r. re- duction of domestic rates from 75 cents to 50 cents per thousand cu- bic feet and corresponding scal- ing dowr. of commercial rates was first passed on February 28. grsnd jury for this term of court. AND DOUBLE Chicagoan Arrested For Writing Hot Checks To Cover Cold Ones Second annual conference of the 127th district of the Rotary Inter- national will be held in Big Spring next; year, Roscoe Blankenship. I Abilene president, said today.! Blankenshlp attended the three day district meeting at Breckenridge i that closed yesterday afternoon. Thirty-five Rotarians from the! Abilene club attended at least one i he three day meetings. j Shumway. official song leader. Blankenshlp and Ed Stewart were i at every meeting. j Stewart, served as master-of-cere- j monies at an informal get-together j I of the members Sunday night. Don Morris spoke on International Sen'- j ice at a luncheon Monday. Amelia I Baskerviile of Abilene Christian I college, played violin selections at i Vargas, totalitarian ruler of Brazil since his seizure of power in his coup of Nov. 10, 1937. A gun fight at the presidential paiacs between besieging fascists and argas' household staff high- lighted the abortive rebsllion. For three and a half hours the heart of the city was in agitation, with t-raffic disrupted and police de- tachments ranging the danger zons suppressing revolutionaries. Hun- dreds were arrested. Firing echoed through downtown Rio De Janeiro and uncounted cas- ualties resulted from the fighting. The minister of war, General Eu- rico Gaspar Dutra, was grounded slightly. AIRLINE ATTACKED J The rebels also made an attach on the Pan-American Airways air- port near the center of Rio Da Janeiro but were beaten off. The only brief measure of success greenshiris had was at the nav, al arsenalf which was captured and held briefly. Then a bayonet charge by of marines brought rebel surrender at that point and the rebellion lapsed. The war minister stated thafc Plinio Saigado, leader of the integ- ralist, headed the rising, but thaS the actual field commander was Beimiro Valdeverde. member of the high command of the party befora its dissolution, PRESIDENT COOL The integralist thrust-at Guana- bara palace nearly succeeded, how- ever. Witnesses said it might hava worked if it had not been for tha cool, quick action of the president; himself. Disguised as soldiers and sailors, the iniegralisis marched up to the palace, posing as the regular relief for the palace guard. The retiring; guard apparently was decided. But the household staff, realizing what was going on. notified president shortly after the spurious guard took over. Vargas summoned aid from the war, navy and police departments. Then, arming his family and palace staff, he opened fire on the integ- ralists. Military- and police relief See REVOLT. Pg. 3, CoL 1 ?i What Is Your Newsl.Q.? Taylor county grand jury tomor- row will convene for the second the same luncheon. Tuesday morn- time during this term of 42d trie! court to s term of 42d dis- ing Byron England, local secretary make investigation spoke at a secretary's into 11 new cases. Bob Black, district attorney, said that no major criminal cases will be investigated. The ex- pected to complete their investiga- tions within one da" It will be There were over 612 delegates at- tending the convention. Blanken- I ship said. Rotary Anns were honor- j' ea several luncheons and at an afternoon tea. E. Ssres of Wichiia Falls l designated as the district's1 nominee for the governorship of tne district to be elected at the International Rotary sessions. Re- j tiring governor was J. Edd Me- j Laughlin of Rails. Abilenians Named Pythian Officials i Three problems were presented. The i tr. imouritv l-- year old day of the Tennessee vai- i firs' j finished. The ancient clay comes can industry in making fine china, j from North Carolina in the vicin- The new wares have already been j ity of Spruce Pine. a few iexv to find the raw materials, is hundredths of one cer cent of lie- ley, which promises a new Ameri- j finished. The ancient clay comes nite. Work on the second problem, mass production methods, has ad- made in a unique electric furnace at the dam. Josiah Wedgewood, famous Eng- i vanced so far tha: a skilled work- china manufacturer, was .the man at lhe TVA laboratory needs no. compete with any- j first to call attention to the deposits i only five minutes thing now made in American china but thev were supposed to be too and porcelain, and appear to match the translucent qualities of fine English dinner plate, and of the Japanese porcelains which combin- ed hold about 50 per cent of the American china business. Through mass production meth- oas, it is hoped, that the new tech- niques will enable American work- rp en to supply a market now held o cast intricate cl-ina plate designs that ordinarily limited use. Gould.} require three quarters of an hour. Pine The third problem was a new that kind of electric furnace for mak- ing china. This also has been part- ly solved in laboratory size. It is not necessary, Gould said today, to almost pure white, use electric furnaces, but if a granite that literally i commercial electric furnace in cooperation with Spruce commercial companies, found this single section of the Tennessee vailey has enough clay to last the United States 100 years. The comes clay, from dissolved over a period of many j can be designed it will be a new millions of years. It assays as the j tool for the ceramic industry. CHICAGO. May H. Weed. 55-year-old plumbing equipment executive, was under ar- rest today after telling an amaz- ing story of check writing. Assistant State's Attorney Rich- ard B. Austin said Wood told of writing worthless checks dur- ing the past year in an effort to keep ahead of his creditors. The prosecutor said Wood's fi- nancial troubles began three years ago after he had suffered a j fire loss. For several months, he i er previous checks on his depleted account. A 48-nour period was requirec to clear a check. By the time it had a.rinual l cleared. Austin said, new checks had been cashed to cover it. Austin said Wood's financial status was disclosed when operators of a currency exchange sent a check to the bank to be certified instead of clearing it in the usual manner. Ke estimated creditors would lose officers today and chose Waco f or 1 convention city as their! isir.ess sessions neared a Wood is president of the Modem added. Wood cashed more than l.- j Equipment company and headed 000 checks a month for as much as J the bankruptcy division of the fed- a day. i era! department of justice in Chi- Weylon C. Frasier of Waco was elected grand chancellor by the Knights. Kc served during the pas: year as vice chancellor. Mrs. Jean- ette Hensley of Santa Anna was named grand chief of the Pythian Sisters in separate session. I Other grand officers elected by j the Knights included: Prank E. Smith, Abilene, grand vice chan- cellor. The grand temple of the Pythian Sisters elected officers including kept cashing j cago from 1921 to 1928. He was I Mrs. Mittie Phillips, Tyler, grand Austin said he checks at currency exchanges to j charged with operating a confidence senior chief: Mrs." Frances Redies, obtain funds to pay debts and cov- game. Abilene, grand junior. iach question counts 20; each part of a two-part question. 10. A score of 60 is fair; SO, good. Answers on page 9. 1. Identify this governor who fears if he leaves his state the lieutenant governor will call a special legislative session. Who is the lieutenant governor? 2. The British prime minis- ter assured the French premier that Britain would aid Czecho- slovakia should it be attacked. True or false? 3. Did the Ontario govern- ment grant the father of the Dionne quintuplets the custody of his daughters and control of their education? 4. Is the insignia of Gov. Philip La Follette's party, the National Progressives of Amer- ica, (a) a yellow torch on a blue background, (b) a blue X on a white background in a red cir- cle (c) a red hammer and sickle on a yellow background? 5. With what power is Outer Mongolia allied? ;