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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               WEST TEXAS' tEhe VOL LVII1, NO. 3. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1938 THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS? PRICE 5 CENTS TAKING ISSUE ON TAX LAW- TO DEDICATE MEMORIAL STATUE Harrison Claims FDR 'Misinformed France Asked To Seize US, Spy Witness Disclosure Made After Four Freed Under Heavy Bond NEW YORK, May 38. j Federal agents today sent an urg- f ent request to French officials at LEGION BOOMS LARRY DANIEL AS NATIONAL COMMITTEEMAN Friends Campaign For Promotion Of Veteran Leader Parramore post of the American Legion will seek election of Larry S. Daniel, fifth division commander, national Legion eommitteeman from Texas. have announced inten- 1 tion of making an aggressive cam- paign for election of their veteran "runaway in the govern- ment's investigation of a suspected J major spy ring in this country. United States Attorney La mar Hardy disclosed thai the witness, Werner G. Gudenberg, whom he described as a key figure in the espionage probe, slipped through the government's net and sailed os- tensibly as a "stowaway" on the North German Lloyd liner Ham- burg last Wednesday. FUGITIVES SUBPOENAED The disclosure came shortly after four members of the crew of the North German Lloyd liner Bremen Wilheim Bpehnke, scar- faced political of the ship's freed on a total of bail as material -witnesses in the espionage Hardy said Gudenberg skipped the country by the same apparent- ly well-planned ruse as Dr. Ignatz T. Griebl, a former German army intelligence officer, who sailed without a passport on the Bremen on May 10. Both had been subpoenaed to testify in the %-bvernment's case against G-uniher Gustav Rumrich, a. United States army deserter, one cf the first four arrested in fitt spy ring roundup. DEFENSE OVERRULED Federal Judge Vincent Leibell -overruled defense protests against The government of the States is not to tniEertecf in conducting an investigation ac- cording to law." The complaint against the four men said that if they were permit- ted to return to Germany, they could not be compelled to come back: to this country to testify in J EXPERIENCED LEADER i Daniel was elected last July toj the position of division command- er, and took office during the 1937 j state convention, held in San An- gelo last September. The division j embraces five congressional dis-1 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 21st. To accept the position as division i commander, Daniel relinquished I the office of district 17 commander, j which he held from 1934 1937. j His election as division, commander made him a state vice-commander. Back of his leadership in district and divisional position, Daniel was .trained in work of the American -Legion as a local office holder. He 'has held every office in the local "post except that of chaplain. And, on the side, he served for two years- as Grande Chef dTrain of the "FOrty-and-Eight PRESENTS TROPHY The rotund promoter of veterans' activities has served on every coai- "mittee in the local post. Now he is a member of the board of trustees of the Veterans' clubhouse, and on on .the .Americanization committee, j It was as district commander ths.L Daniel probably did his putstand- ing work. During 1936 the 17th dis- trict was one of the two in Texas to exceed its College Senior Sermons Today Graduation Week Round Begins For Three Institutions College careers of 225 seniors at Abilene's three institutions of high- H-SU Alumni Map Jubilee Celebration Ex-Students Elect Mrs. Pender As President Again Election of officers, formulation of plans for the E-SU golden jubi- lee anniversary in.. 1941-1542, and revision of the constitution of the 1 alumni body, featured the annual i banquet and program of the Hardin- Simmons university alumni and ex- students' association, held last night at Hotel Hilton. j Mrs. H. A. Pender, Abilene, head! of the alumni group the past year, tvas reelected president. MAUTICAL THEME Other officers are Mrs. J. M. Chandler, Abilene, lirst vice presi- dent; Mack Eplen, Abilene, second vice president; Rev. E. D." Dunlap, Sweetwater, third vice president; W. 3. Irvin, Lubbock, fourth vice presi- Mildred CaldweH. Abilene, re- cording secretary; J- T. lene, treasurer, and Rev. Fred C. Eastham, WiShita Falls, chaplain. The banquet program, in the gaily decorated Hilton hotel ball-- room, had a nautical theme, "Sail- ing Into with the Rev. P. D. O'Brien, Stamford as skipper and toastmaster. Speakers included Mrs. Pender, president of the H-SU Alumni and ExiStudents association, who gave W. J. Behrens, JURORS ENJOY THIGHS STUDY IN LAW SUIT board of trustees head, who dis- cussed "Sailing Dr. R. N. Richardson, executive vice-presi- er learning will culmina-! who outlined "Beacon tton. in commencement week-activi- ties beginning with baccalaureates tcday- and President J. D. Sshdef er, who summarized "The Captain's Log." TWO MESSAGES READ -j- The seven reunion classes of the Dr. C. A, Spraggms, pastor of; clzrrent graduation season respond- Heights Methodist: church in ed to special toasts. wa spring class in its St.-Paul: r.. Earl Ingefsoiv class of. ning at o'clock this morning. Since then there has been a big Also la the senior section wfll be loving- cup, labeled the "Larry Dan- iel Membership which is awarded each vear to the in 24 candidates for degrees in August. Dr. Spraggins will have as his sub- By FREDERICK C. OTHMAN HOLLYWOOD, May jurors kept one eye on -the svelte thigh of Constance Bennett and the other on an oil painting there- of, Willy Pogany told them to- day of the troubles an artist has when his subject thinks she is more beautiful than the portrait he makes of her. Her thighs weren't the only problem he had, Pogany testi- fied in his attempt to collect from Miss Bennett He said she wanted him to compro- mise with honesty by honing down her waist Une, by mak- tog her eyes look bigger, by changing her hair of all, he painting her fingernails red. The jurymen .'glanced from thigh to thigh as Pogany told of the; artistic odds against which he struggled in- his ef- forts to please his non-paying patroness, one of the screen's highest paid beauties. "She said the thigh looked a. little Pogany .said, avert- ing his eye from the real thing and regarding the one he had painted in blue satin. "I made it slimmer. "She. said Td made her waistr Ime too I cut another half inch off of it, although it already was .smaller than na- tural" For two hours he talked in this vein. Miss Bennett listened. She'll get her turn later to tell the jurors why. she believes Pogany's masterpiece makes har use her like a droopy sack of cement with a rope tied around it. Author Of Bill Delivers Reply To Criticisms Mississippi Solon Claims Treasury Not Cooperative WASHINGTON, May old line Southern tor Harrison of the senate today President Roosevelt was wrong when he criticized the tax law. Harrison, chairman of the senate committee which helped "write .the tax revision measure, replied to criticisms by the president yester- day in a speech at Arthurdale, W. Va. DECLARES "Congress framed this tax legis- lation to help Harrison said. "I only hope that what we had expected will not be dampened or thrown sway by this speech the president made yesterday." Roosevelt permitted the revenue measure to become law last night without Ms signature, declaring he did not want to seem to favor "the abandonment of an important. -principle of American This referred to the undistributed profits tax, which the president con- sistently-has advocated and many business spokesmen criticized. The new law continues this levy for two years in modified form, Harrison said Boosevelt had been "misinformed" in arguing that the new fiat-rate capital gains taxes did not bear on the big and little tax- payer in proportion to their ability to pay. His voice rising, the Idississippian by Prof. W. A. Stephenson, class of '23, "Sailor's Honor by Solon R. Featherston, class of '18.. Wichita Falls; "Life -The Deadly Peril of the Low- Lmes" by Prof J. E. Burnam, of oistrfct with the best; membership er Atednment." Dr. W...M. Murrell, H-ST7 faculty; for the class of president of the college board of 13. trustees, will-give the invocation.! A letter from M. O. Bishop, Big the trial of Rumrich' and- four co- j record. Glaser, a TOPPED States army private, formerly sta-i Daniel first saw service in the-and Dr- C. A. Long, pastor of St. tioned at the air defense company, I42rid in-i ters, Mitchel field, Long Island; j fantry, comoany N. After a month i Johanna Hofmann, red headed j m part" of the he nn i and Hermann Voss. All are charged with ferreting out American defense secrets in violation of the espionage act. It came about because of his "popping off one day at the; YMCA" Daniel admits. He was j bragging about his. ability to oper- j ate a motion picture machine. A j superior heard him, and he received j an assignment at motion picture projection. Three or four months later he went to Cams McArthur, Waco, Paul the benediction. ACC BITES MONDAY Cozumenceinent for the McMur- 15 slated for 10 o'clock Thurs- day morning, at the college audi- Lake, was read for the class of '08, and Mrs. E. W. Dduthit Abilene. messaged greetings for the class of Gerald "Swede" Farmers To Vote For Or Against New Deal, Foes By KIRKZ L. SIMPSON WASHINGTON, May More than a senatorial nomination is at stake for the administration Jarvis, the vice- 1 in the Iowa Drimaries a week from president of the "38 graduating Mondav. toiium. The speaker will be the j class, responding to the toast, "New H Mansfieid, pastor of Cargo Taken announced the Metnodist church cf paso _ At El i senior class gift to H-SU. PLAN PUBLICATION Reunion At Buffalo Gap July 15 And 16 The Old-Settlers Reunion associa- tion at Buffalo Gap will be July (jistjatch carrier for headquarters i Mildrprt Jenkens and Aaron 15-16 this year, it was announced -i-company, because, he could handle mon before 73 June graduates. Thes w- Q a yesterday by T. A, Bledsoe, presi- j a motorcycle. "I was just an over- .X? The class is nresenting an indi- mer -nailey, minister of tne .mgn-i Il Church of Christ in Abilene, 1 wfil csliver the baccalaureate ser-i dent, following a meeting of off i- grown messenger he recalls. cials- i Later there was a promotion. He j It was decided to make the made a trainer in the messen- i ric, which last year attracted 20.- j ger recruits the tricks j COO visitors, a two-day affair because j of dispatch teach them code of the increasing number of candi- etc. He never vrent over- czttes asking for spots on the pro- j fact that he might have at gram. j first regretted. But now he appre- The fjjst day will be devoted en- the fact. tirely t said Bledsoe. old-timers reunion. A! Quick as the American Legion be arranged later in j was organized, Daniel fell in line, in Keeping with the occasion, j joining in 1919. he began every year's registration he has 19 of them, in addition toj the 20 year four-star membership card- ___ I JW1FE HOLDS OFFICE U. S. Would Use 16-Inch Cannon service win begin at 11 oclock. The- A-C.C. class likewise is largest in the school's history. j A.C.C. commencement exercises j will be held Minday evening at 8j o'clock, in Sewell auditorium. G. C. Brewer, minister of the Broadway j Church of Christ at Lubbock, is to; deliver the address. SEKMONS' THURSDAY Forty-sixth annual commence- i ment week at Hardin-Simmons uni- j verslty will bsgin with baccalau- reate services for the senior See ALUMNI, Py. 2, CoL 5 o'clock this morning- The Rev. Lawrence Fitzgerald, pastor of the EVENTS TO COME WEST TEXAS day of the Spur ex- periment station scheduled here June 3. beauty revue sponsored by local merchants to be at held June 3, with crowning of a revue queen the highlight of the rv Y nT i First Baptist church of Mexico, Mo More will likely be said about fthwmitc TChn mmar Daniel's desirability as a national; night. COLEMAN Twenty-first con- cosimitteemeE when the fifth divi- sion holds its convention in Big WASHINGTON, May The United States has notified Grieat Britain she is willing to abandon the idea of 18-inch guns but wants a limit of tons set __ on proposed new super-battleships, j division. Alreadv 50 of The American embassy in Lon- j have reached their member- j active posts-and only 19 dead] gressional district rural carriers and an H-SU alumnus "who prepar- j will meet in convention May 30. ed for the ministry at the Louis- j golden ville Seminary and Yale university.! jubilee celebration of Stonewall will deliver the sermon; on "The j county's 50th anniversary due to open June 29. semrs fl the _. _, ship quotas. Golf. don informed Britain this country would be content to arm her new battelships with 16-inch cannon. The United States previously had limitation on the super-dread- j Jg at Ihelsettles hotel, naughts on the grounds that at the same time will be Japan's building program was not known sufficiently. Sec DANIEL, Pj. 2, CoL 1 dancing and sessions will be mixed in rignt proportions at the convention, it is promised Headquarters will I Hardin-Simmons' commencement be held Thursday morning at this Tonight, at the University Bap- tist church, the Rev. Fitzgerald will speak on "The Christian Message World." TO INCREASE Abilene, As Cotton Capital In West Texas, To Join Nation In Observing Cotton Week Abilene will have a part in Na- tional cotton week, sponsored by the National textile institute, May 30-June 4. The movement is to in- crease the consumption of cotton and is of great importance, says Paul Haines, economist in organiza- tion extension service, who was here this week. While the domestic consumption of cotton is of great Importance, thing of greater importance seems to have been overlooked by the textile Institute, says Haines, That is the matter of tarriff adjustments through trade agreements being sponsored hy Secretary of State Cordell Hull. WithcfUt of trade agreements, the cotton indus- try, along with that of all other ex- port-surplus crops, must finally be reduced to domestic consumption, he said. This will mean the taking out of cultivation in this country. acres of cotton, acres of wheat, 665.000 acres of tobacco, acres of corn and over acres of land needed for' feeding horses to work this land. In addition there would t: people who live on acres that would be displaced, EXCANGE OF GOODS The only way Europe can buy pur surpluses is by exchr-nge of goods. will cele- brate 51st anniversary of the city June 29- BIG Big Spring Cowboy reunion. July 2 to 4. three day cele- bration at Stamford of the annual Texas Cowboy reunion. July 4 to 6, the university auditorium. The ad- BURKETT Coleman county dress will be made bv William Hall celebrates 40th anniversary July 7. Nashville, Tenn., a! CROSS sched- Uon> Preston of The 1938 drift of farmer senti- ment regarding the New Deal will show up in the Iowa returns, un- obscured by cross-currents of la- bor's internal warfare. The farm vote -is dominant in Iowa. NO DOTJBTS IN VOTE As Iowa goes in November so may go much of the midwestern corn belt. As Iowa democrats vote in the senatorial primaries, so may go administration hopes of writing into the 1S38 primaries elsewhere in the farm belt an emphatic farmer endorsement of Roosevelt policies and partp leadership. Due to administration action, Iowa democrats will vote under no doubt they have been invited to judge between the president and the party oppositionists in con- gress. This was made clear by in- tervention of Relief Administrator Hopkins to support Representative Wearin, running as an out-and-out J New Dealer against Senator Gil- lette. White House opponent on the j co-art bill issue. CAMPAIGN MAKES ISSUE Importance of Iowa outcome for the effect it may have elsewhere in later mid-western primaries ap- pears to have outweighed, to Hop- kins and other administration lieu- tenants, non intervention senti- ment. To Hopkins, and those adminis- tration insiders who shared his in- j dicated belief that the Iowa demo- j cratic senatorial primaries have a j special place in "New Deal political maneuvering, warranting interven- much was clear: said the treasury gave him "no sym- cooperation when he sought recently to tne tax load on debt-burdened corporations. CLAIMS HELPFUL' Harrison, expressed regret" Boose- iyelt had, lelTthe new tax'bill be- come; law; -without signing it nave much preferred that he had said he didnt like those (unojLstributed profits mnd' capital gains) provisions mnd -vetoed "the the senator added.. have no fear of what would have hap- pened in the American congress." The statement -was interpreted generally as a contention congress would have over-ridden the veto. The new tax law, the Mississippi democrat declared, should much of the credit of this country, and be most helpful in getting some new industries started to relieve unemployment distress." "I am not a member of any group or body that abandoned American principles of Harrison said, adding that if the modified undistributed profits levy "doesn't he would favor "going back to the old, time-honored principle of a. flat tax rate on corporations." evening, from 6 to -7 o'clock, ceremonies at Anson will dedicate this statue of Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas, in whose honor thg county-of Jones and its seat, the city of Anson, were named.-The statue, by Enrico {JerwRdiior'iaeesr south-just in front of the scratir.entrance to f the Jones county Dedication ceremonies will broadcast from 6 to 7 o'clock tfV. JKRBC. the Reporter-News sta- tion. Walter, chairman of the Texas Centennial com- wHL present the statue (See Base 6 for complete SHIP SINKS IN NEW YORK BAY Flood Widens BONNERS FERHY, Idaho, May Kootenai valley's flood area spread over acres today, with crop damage alone estimated at as three dikes went out in the last 12 hours. The Weather Tiduity: cloudy; Steamship Plunges Prow 15 Feet Into Excursion Boat As Two Collide In Fog NEW YORK, May excursion boat Mandalay and the steamship Acadia collided in a fog on the lower bay tonight, the Manda- lay sinking a few minutes after, her several hundred passengers and crew- were transferred safely to the othr boat. The Mandalay was returning from, a trip to Atlantic Highlands, N. J., just outside New York, harbor. The Arcadia was bound, for Ber- muda with about 100 passengers. The Acadia buried her prow more than 15 feet into the starboard.side of the excursion boat, crashing Into, the dance floor and engine room, TEN-MINUTE ESCAPE A Mandalay sailor immediately jumped across to the Acadia and made fast a rope, and the passen- gers were helped across by the crews -of both ships. Witnesses said it took only about 10 minutes to transfer an- estimated 300 passengers- The Mandalay, built" in 18S9, sank a few minutes later in about 30 feet of water, with the bridge, and funnels still- above tiie surface. Two coast guard boats landed 57 Abilene be tot to f the most colorful, cowboys 01 Delayed Rodeo This Afternoon Special Act Calls For Baird Woman To Top Wild Steer TEXAS: eioady. West Texas. They will perform in a rodeo staged at the arena oa the back to. the battery, the southern end of Manhattan island. The Acadia returned to her dock -----worth portions. EAST TEXAS: FmrHy scatter- ed in aorthwest Uk4 la cooler In northwest and BOrtb- church. nrominent lavman of the Baptist to commemorate 56th anniver- sary of Cross Jflains, July 13. I of four-day 1 Coleman rodeo and sponsor's con- test July 13. Hoterius Chosen Envoy Of Texas AUSTIN, May (3s) Gov. James V. Allred today appointed five Texans to represent the state at the Swedish-American tercen- tenary celebration in Wilmington. Del., and Philadelphia, Penn., June 27-29- He named Dr. A. L. Scott of Del Valle, the Rev. H. B. Hater- ius of Avoca, T. N. Mauritz of Ga- nado, A. F. Smith and Carl T. Wi- den of Austin. wa- ter festival and bathing revue, July 14. A Gillette victory would have been interpreted widely as a House defeat, even had there been no open administration endorse- ment of Wearin. The issue was al- ready made in Iowa by the nature of Wearin's campaign against Gil- lette's renomination. though Feature of the show will" be wild j NEW "MEXICO: today j Brahma cattle and the famous El-j The fog. in which the crash oc- Bttte d strrnv Of buckine horses, i eurred was part o! a freak weather 0MS MAta portKm Moadmy. ccoter ine cailU- acwueu -f fOg5 which prevailed over- most of day. Cox, owner and operator of the, York. Wwt I Double Heart ranch south of Sweet- j only one injury was reported. -water, jBSl Griffiths, negro .trap drummer iwVth md. Xem- J cow j .ae orchestra, receiv- jwrsnai. j iprj wrist itom the shock Ranye of yMtertHy: ___ calf rOplUg. bull nQing, brOHC j ,.7 ,r ri" and exhibition rides. Mon- ro Sfferbarger is arena director, j RosCOC StlH Kensley of Crane and AM 73 71 HOCK 1 68 ss 71 76 78 78 S3 gT Noon MMnlcbt nd lowest PM 91 as 9 10 11 95 94 93 90 se 75 year 89 and f9. Sunset yesterday. sunrise today, j w, f j Vester Pamsh of Wmgate will 5? composed of-Roscoe, judges of the riding events. .Sheriff j champion and Wastella, voted 3 to 1 Sid McAdams is to be tie judge. 1 against the return of beer today. The event Till be at Totals showed 156 for beer and 412 _ against. Returns Koscoe HI j 3 o Curly Seale of Baird, wo- j 335 agaillst; champion, 10 for i man rancher, will a steer as a j and 53 against; Wastella, 5 for and today i special exhibition. 24 against Plan Aircraft Union BALTIMORE, May 28. Homer Martin, president of the United Automobile Workers of Am- erica, outlined here tonight plans for a nationwide campaign to un- ionize aircraft workers under the In Spending-Lending SENATOR CHARGES HANDFUL MARKING AN1I-NEW DEALERS FOR 'OBLIVION' WASHINGTON, May handful of men close to the White House is marking anti-New Deal democrats for "oblivion" and un- dertaking to say how the party shaH be reorganized, Senator Wheeler (D-Mont) charged today. The westerner, who led the coali- tion of democratic and republican senators which defeated tbe presi- dent's court reorganization bill last Secretary of the Interior Ickes, I Wheeler declared during debate on who also is Public Works adminis- trator, Harry Hopkins, the works re- lief administrator. Thomas G. Corcoran and Ben Cohen, young attorneys who are among the president's advisors. Joseph B. Keenan, assistant at- torney general, James Roosevelt, the president's committee for industrial told the senate the group in- son and secretary. COTTON WEEK, Pj. I, Lion. eluded: i "It is the little handful of the administration's lending-spendlng bill, wants to say how the party shall be re- organized and who shall be elect- The group is "running the gov- he continued, and ing for oblivion" those legislators who oppose administration policies, Senator Bailey (D-NC) joined in Wheeler's denunciation of high ad- ministration officials who have in- tervened in party primary contests. an investigation of charges that the Bailey said Hopkins had an- nounced publicly that the WPA would tefce part in politics "and in the same breath" had endorsed Representative Wearin who is running against Senator Gillette a court bill foe. Senator Pope an ad- ministration supporter, interrupted to ask if a cabinet officer inust be mute on political questions, Senator King (D-TJtah) proposed WPA had been used for political purposes. The debate was interrupted long enough for the senate to agree on a limitation of lending-spending speeches, beginning Tuesday. As each senator will be limited to 30 minutes of talk about the bill and 15 minutes about amendments, senate leaders said they were con- fident the measure would reach vote Wednesday or.Tl-arsdmy.   

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