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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas NEWSMftR Che "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVI I, NO. 362. ASMcUtc4 Fraw (AT) ABILENE, TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1938-TEN PAGES. PRICE 5 CENTS Czech Premier And Nazi Foe Open Parley Downnour COMMITTEE DEADLOCK- Section Benefits And Damages Heniein Flies To Praha As Reich Troops Withdraw PEAHA, May Konrad Heniein, leader of Czechoslovakia's a n t o n o my- seeking Germanic minority, and Premier Milan Hodza met tonight in a preliminary effort j Czechs Apologize To Germany In Frontier Incident BEBUN, May The official Czechoslovak press Durean reported today that Grennany had received a prompt apology for an attempt by Czechoslovak soldiers to to settle their dispute, which j blow np a wooden bridge link- had brought Europe danger- ing the two countries across the ously near the brink of war. PEACE HOPES BRIGHT Heniein returned to the capital by airplane soon after reports were received that German troops were withdrawing from the Chechoslo- vakia border. Hopes for averting a serious central European conflict were considered appreciably bright- er. His talk with the Czechoslovak premier was considered a prelim- inary to real peace negotiations be- tween the Praha government and river Thaya at Berhartstahl. Foreign Minister KauiH Krofta the apology yesterday in German Minister Ernst Eisenlohr even before the latter aware of the incident, the press bureau said. The Czechoslovak military com- mand condemned the attempt as "unauthorized." The official Ger- man news agency reported yester- day that German gendarmes found fused explosives attached to va- rious sections of the bridge- Czechoslovak soldiers were said to TENSE WORLD EYES CZECHOSLOVAKIA POLAND Some Crops And Earthen Tanks Take Beating Farmers and ranchmen of this rection found benefits and damages handed out Saturday night by the season's most severe rainstorm is they started the Monday mom- ing checkup. Freshly planted row crops, ma- ture srngTt grains, terraces and earthen took a terrific beat- ing in. the downpour that amount- ed to 4.25 inches in Abilene. Many acres of crops will have to be re- planted. High winds, accompanied by hail, cid considerablye damage in the Tye vicinity. Signs along the high- way were destroyed. Sudan grass was frazzled and oats bore burden of the attack for small grain since they were in a more advanced stage of mateurity. WATER GAPS REPAIRED Water gaps were being repaired this morning. Malone Brothers of Merkel found a calf hanging in a mesquite tree at their ranch. The animal apparently had lodged there during the high water Saturday night. An eastbound T. P. freight train was detained at Merkel Sat- urday night by rampaging Bull Wagon creek. Passenger trains crossed the bridge at an easy gait. Everything was back to normal run- ning yesterday. Laney Brothers, Merkel ranchers, said a large tank at their farm which was constructed last year was washed out by the angry wat- ers. Reads in that section bore. signs of much high water. The Saturday night precipation, supplemented by .06 of an inch i Sunday, brought the season's total 1 to 15.30 inches which compares j roth 4.09 inches for ihe same period last year and normal of 8.92 inches. Other side of the rain picture is a brilliant outlook for ranchmen of ihe drenched section. They have abundant water supplies and are assured of early summer grass- There is enough season to bring [up row -crops for weeks and even with replanting, the crop crop, ottt- House Debates Wage-Hour Bill Southern Bloc May Delay Vote Highway 1 Fencing i Supreme Court Asked To Increase Safety Of Motorists ATJSTIN, May cent unsolved murders In" West were cited today by a Cul-: berson county delegation" which asked the highway commission to fence Highway SO, continental thoroughfare, as one factor in increasing the safety element on the heavily- travelled read. County Judge Burch Corson said lack of fences aided crimi- nals who in several instances had preyed upon motorists in Culberson county. He specifi- cally referred to the torture slayings of Mrs. "Weston G. Prome and her daughter, Nanr cy, near Van Horn. He officials since had received numerous letters inquiring as to the safety of travel in the vast West Texas area. R. L. Bobbitt, chairman, said the highway commission would "give every to.fencing the read.' Spokesmen said fences were needed also to keep livestock off the road, adding stray ani- mals caused frequent automo- bile accidents. TWIN BABIES AND 'TWIN' FATHERS Abilene Joins In Cotton Lab Fight C-C Group For Sending Envoy To Washington Abilene is to have a part in Texas' fight, for. .securing the cotton, re-- search laboratory. of ifie Broadens Field Of US Taxation Upholds Levies On Athletic Contests And Salaries WASHINGTON, May The supreme court broadened the field of federal taxation today by holding that the federal covera- onent can impose levies on r.tbletic contests at state universities and ;on the salaries of employes of the New York port authority. Justice "Boberts delivered the 6 to 2 decision sustaining a federal r.d- mission tax on tickets to Intercol- legiate football games at the Uni- versity of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Justice Stone delivered the 6 to 2 opinion holding that the federal -government could collect an in- come tax on port authority cffi- the promise of aid from the parents of the sweetheart he is accused father of the pretty 18-year-old blonde typist whom police say young Carroll shot to death March 24 in an un- fulfilled suicide "pact joined with the ocys parents in an attempt to save him from punishment. "My wife and I will testify ot Donald's trial for he said. "He was like my own son" Mrs. Matthiesen termed the death of her daughter, Charlotte, "a tragedy of adolescence" when Donald was arraigned April 7, she put her arm around his shoulder to console him and told him to "keen your chin up" -District Attorney Charles P. Sullivan said the youth, a brilliant New York university student, told him he and Charlotte had decided on a death M "the only way put" when they discovered she was Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, 10. A score of 60 is fair: 80. good. Answers on Page JO. 1. Identify this South Amer- ican official "who suppressed a fascist revolt against his reg- ime. 2. The first sizeable platinum deposit in the U. S. has been found in Colorado. True or false? 3. Is Suchow (a) a Japanese gunboat sunk by a Chinese bomb in the Yangtze, river; (b) a key Chinese railway junc- tion; (c) a Japanese munitions center? 4. How old is the U, S. air mail service? 5. On what side is the "Lost Division" fighting in the Span- JfeAKl of putting two and two together- is bothering Dr. Herman president of Chicago's beard, of health, shewn above looking .-down Into an incubator .which holds little Jose de Jesus .and Ana Maria, twin babies born out of .wedlock on April 25. Two Ersing and Lanzarin showed lip at the hospital claiming to be the babies' fath- er. Each man said he wished to marry the mother, but neither is legally--separated from his present wife. Blood tests indir cated that either or both could have been the father. Dr. Bundesen has suggested that one take the boy, the other the AS STORMS HIT Until Tomorrow Administration Is Opposed To Its inflexibility WASHINGTON; May house broke its rules committee's prolonged blockade of the revised wage- hour hill today by voting over- whelmingly to debate the meas- ure immediately. DEBATE LIMITED This -action ratified a petition signed May 6 by 218 members to force the legislation to the floor in spite, of the rules committee's stead- fast refusal to give it preferential status. Debate was limited to four hours but leaders said efforts of a south- ern bloc to make the measure more flexible might delay a final vote until late tomorrow. It was the second time wage-hour legislation had come before the house in the last six months. It rejected a somewhat different ver- sion last December during the spe- cial session. Speaker Bankhead announced the roll call vote in favor of bringing the bill to the floor was 322 to 73. Today's debate found President Roosevelt and his congressiorial leaders in the unusual position of being keenly anxious for passage of the bill but opposed to its inflexi- bility. In recommending such legislation, the chief executive told the con- gress there were'industrial and geo- graphical diversities which "practi- cal statesmanship- cannot "well ig- nore." NO WAGE DIFFERENTIALS The revised measure, however, no provision for wage varia- Stephens County Hamlet Demolished Twister; JHbmcs Wrecked In Comanche By TTie.Associated Press -Four persons killed, more than 10 injured, and losses in livestock and crops were the toll of violent windstorms that struck three northwest Texas communities yesterday (Sunday) while much of the western half of the state received beneficial rains. The dead were L. F. Martin, 83, retired rancher, and his wife; 73; J. Or. Davis, 65, and--------- his sister, Mrs. Fannie Bobin- j p f Af I son, about and blind. Mrs. I If DeweyMartin, daughter-in-law! LA I UN I II J of the L. F. Martins, was in-' jured. POWER JLtNES DOWN "Mrs." Davis, 63. was injured and the Davis'. grandson, Jim. Gabriel Dooly, 9, escaped injury when the Pool Indicated r -urban and rural com- munities, it would establish a uni- versal "minimum wage for interstate industry, starting at 25 cents an, hour and increasing to 40 cents at the end of three years. Hours would start at 44: per week and drop" to 40 in two years. The senate, meanwhile, prepared to-take up the recov- ery-relief bill, now amended to put the brakes on New Deal power developments. Apparently confident that con- gress is in the home stretch. Hoose- velt is making plans for a vacation, vovage to South America. He is ex- pected to leave in mid-July to visit west coast countries. The new deal congressional drive appears to be for adjournment, pos- sibly by June 15, unless the high command decides to reopen the gov- ernment reorganization battle. Possibility for a mile north ex- tension to Shackelfcrd county's only Davis home at Ivan, Stephens coun-! Palo Pinto lime production "area, the Ivy .pool, was given strong-indi- i fore 42d discnct court today. An- cation today after the Ungren Prazier et a! No. 1 -17 feet- tested a oil from the hole Judge M. S. yesterday on the outpost before rain tar. -negro, also ty hamlet, was demolished by a twister that swept the countryside for two or three .miles. A. I. Phil- lips, principal of the Ivan school, and Mrs. Phillips were among the more seriously injured. Tress were uprooted and livestock was killed area 200 yards wide j and four miles long near De Leon, J Comanche. county.' Six homes were destroyed. j Near Olney, Young county, where several houses were damaged- or I wrecked, electric power" lines were blown down, leaving the city with- j picked. Saturday at. feet out power.. j 'and hard lime drilled to feet. Rains fell generally over the Pan- j Sample recovery showed about. 50 handle, accompanied in some'places j per cent sand, on .acid treatment. Criminal Cases Before 42d Court Criminal business was again fore 42d district court today drew Polk entered a plea of __ __ on two charges .of burglary and showing "of'oil'to sandy I was sentenced to- serve two feaors in the penitentiary on each count closed down operations. casing was nm last night'and op- erators expected to begin cleaning out the hole this morning. The zone cf saturation- will be cored probably this afternoon to de- termine extent of the porosity. Top of the Palo Pinto, lime.had Six-inch j wo charges of burglary sessed the same penalty. Jury -was selected late this morn- ing for the trial of J. H._ Scur- lock for automobile theft. by haiL Dewey .The Palo-Pinto lime in .both the Brazil Lifts Curbs On U. S. Imports WASHINGTON, April Brazil lifted today all exchange restrictions regarding imports from, Martin, son of Mr. and .Avoca and Ivy pools has no Mrs. F_ Martin, ,who were kill- .sand. ed. said his wife-was in his par- Rainbow of oil was first noted on ents' home with them when "the! bailing at feet In .drilling storm struck. He had taken his i the two feet. of saturation in 28 young son to the home of a neigh- j minutes, an increase in the show- bor to'do some chores for him. j ing was indicated. Pipe was set to They watched the twister as it cut i feet, but win not be cemeuted i it shown tfce "United States, the state depart- ment announced. The department received a tele- through -the vicinity of the Martin home, he said, and concluded itj had not struck the house. Return- i ing home .they found it ruined, his mother dead, his father dying. His j suffered broken ribs and pos- sibly other injuries. j Dewey Martin said his wife told] Brazil has advised the embassy thafc beginning at the close of the ex- ay ihe bank will grant to pay for geft QIL p 1Q Scan imports. WHAT IT THE NEW WAGE-HOUR BILL See STORMS, 9, CoL 4 98 High Students Receive Gold A's Ninety-eight Abilene high school students received the coveted "Gold A" this morning at the chapel pe- riod. The presentation was to those who have excelled in 20 dif- ferent fields of extra-curricular ac- tivity. Division in which the A's were presented were basketball, track, tennis, shorthand, debate, spelling. Junior declamation, tournament play, stage crew, senior declamation, Kashlight, extemporaneous speech, art, pep squad. Battery, boys glee i club, a capella chorus, Future Farm- America, essay, band and or- For more than a year, admin- istration leaders have been scissoring and pasting on wage and hour legislation. The sen- ate labor committee chucked the first version overboard. The second version passed the senate, stuck in the house. The third effort comes before the house for a vote today, or soon thereafter. In the following simple history of wage and hour legislation, Mr. Beatty explains why congress is having so much trouble with what seemed at first blush to be a legislative snap. f confusing arguments in congress over a wage and hour law. Here is the key to the riddle: The wafe and hour bill com- ing up for a vote in the house would send the nation into leg- islative territory never before explored by tte federal fovera- ment. That means nobody can say for sure what a wage and hour law eventually would do for American workers and employers. AH anybody can do is say what he thinks or hopes such a law would do PRO AND CON OF IT ers of Amej People vho are for it say the law By MORGAN M. BEATTY WOuld put H floor under wages and AP Feature Writer ceiling over fact, WASHINGTON, May in j the labor costs for all in- mind one simple fact and you can fc u tiMM 4tafc Jfc Jn
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