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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL LVW, N0.4 OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS fT ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 31, 1938 -TEN PAGES. PRICE 5 CENTS Chinese Mass Million Men To Hail Jap Drive Chiang Directs Attacks On Gen. Doihara's Force ABILENE VISITOR IN FINAL SESSION OF million men today in the Japanese By United Press China massed a along the northern an effort to break drive on Hankow. Risking destruction of the finest Chinese troops, Generalissimo Chiar-g- Kai-Shek personally di- rected counter-attacks along the Lunghai railroad and the Yellow river designed to wipe cat the trap- ped Japanese column under Gen, kenji Doihara and to turn back two other columns fighting thelr vray to the rescue. Fighting was intense in the Lan- feng and Kaifeng sectors along the Railroad which the invaders were attempting to follow to Hankow. Outcome of the battle probably will go far toward determining the fate of the Chinese capital- Far to the south, there were in- dications that the Japanese were planning an attack on Canton, where four days-of aerial bombard- ment have cost close to 2.000 Chi- nese dead and. wounded. A change in the tactics of the raid- Ing planes prompted some observers Wbelieve they were piloted not by Japanese but European fliers. RAILWAY APPROVED An indication of the determina- tion of the Chinese defenders was given by announcement that the government had approved construc- tion of a rafiroad from Central China to French -Indb-China over which arms could be moved in event a Japanese attack on Canton cuts the supply line from the south. The road could be built in about six months. Elsewhere: armies defending the read to Valencia yielded gro'ind slowly to rebel troops advancing from Teruel to the Mediterranean. Airplanes'and artillery again struck at the loyalist centers of Barcelona Madrid, but without causing damage.., tested to Spain's rebel general, Francisco Franco, against' the "de- High Court Upholds NLRB Procedure ABILENE PLAYGROUNDS TO PROVIDE 26 ACTIVITIES IN RECREATIONAL PROGRAM M'Craw Arrives In Own Plane Candidate Goes To Winters, Bellinger; Speech Here at 8 Attorney General William Mc- Craw, candidate for governor, vir- tually made a "flying trip" to Abi- lene this morning. 3e will speak here this evening at 8 o'clock. McCraw piloted his own plane here from Dallas, landed at the Abilene municipal airport at a. m. and immediately Isft for Winters and Ballineer. He- was met at the airport here by a group of Abilene friends, a dele- gation headed by J. P, Stanson and Ellis K. Douthit His plane was returned to Dallas. Four cars accomoanied An extensive summer recreational program has been outlined for chil- dren and adults in Abilene by Jim Edwards, WPA recreational super- visor, beginning Wednesday. Twenty-six activities will be car- ried on at eight Abilene play- grounds, Edwards stated. Twenty- five professional recreational direc- tors, all college trained, will be in charge of the programs. The American Legion swim- mirLjj pool is donaUse 150 free swims each. week. The Sports- man club is sponsoring a Hole Gang" and children who are members will be admitted to the softball fames free. A twelve-hole golf putting course is being built at Cobb park and will be completed next week. There wi3 be no charge for children and adults who wish to play, Edwards said. new tennis courts are being completed. The Abilene wading pool will be open tomorrow for small children who will wade under sup- ervision. OPEN PLAYHOUSE At Pair Park, where Edwards' of- fice will be, a playhouse will be open to the public. There will be skating and games of every descrip- tion played in the building. Expert supervision will be given in tennis, badminton, ping pong, golf, softball, skating, boxing, tumbling, archery, shuffle board, croquet, roque, horsa shoes, box hockey, swimming, wading pools, dramatics, tap dancing, folk danc- ing, arts, handcraft, singing, rhy- thm bands, hobby clubs, story tell- ing, picnicking, hiking, pupperty and other activities, Tournaments will staged at least every two weeks, Ed- wards said. The Reporter-News wfll donate prizes ta winners in these contests, Edwards said. The Reporter-News .to cooperate with tbe recreational program will' publish every Saturday afternoon activities at the different parks. This page of news will replace the school page. Softball diamonds, archery ranges, croquet yards, basketball courts and volley ball courts will be available within wo weeks, Edwards said. The playgrounds at 9 a. m. and close at 7 p. m. every day ex- cept Sunday. Playgrounds and directors in j charge are: Cobb park. J. C. Eart. j playground program. j Sue Kfflebrew, Edgar Wright, and! placed here and in Alva Gray; Pair Park, Robert Bar- towns, Edwards said- field, Johnny Phelan and Mary i Kins; Travis school ground, Roy j Anding, Mildred McNeil and Pauline j Black. College Heights, Clyde Menshew, Mabel Martin and Etrille Williams; Locust, Pearl B. Stuart and J. C. Young; Central, W. K. Bentley, Viola Sarp, J. B. Gamble and Ed- wards; Americanization. Chano Rivera; negro school, Jessie Bell Fifer. Plaques advertising Abilene's have been WITH DEADLINE FOR RELEASE Fear Grows For Safety Of Kidnaped Boy Ransom REBEL AERIAL RAID ON TOWN ADMINISTRATION WILL RULE ON REORGANIZATION BILL REVIVAL Roosevelt Confers With Legislative Leaders On Return To White House "WASHINGTON. May Roosevelt and his congres- sional lieutenants apparently intend decide late today, or tomorrow, whether to force a showdown on government reorganization legislation at this session. cade from Kissick, D. Douthit, Jr.. A. K. Dcss, Frank Msssey, and Torn "Carrara of Ta- heka, En route to Winters, where he will speak at before the Win- club. the. candidate wffl make appearances at Tuscola, BraoV- _. The chief executive conferred at length this morning with ice- Gamer Senate Ma jority Leader Barkley, Speaker bill, passed by the senate but shaw and Ovaio to .renew acquaint- ances there- has county lawn at this afternoon in Ballinger. liberate'' sinking of the Afterwards, he is to return to steamship Thorpehall in Abilene .about 5 o'clock before a re- harbor, and demanded strong discip- linary action against the responsible pilots. A French freighter was re- ported hit in the'raid .and the French government also protested the rebel bombing of the frontier town of Cerbere last week. Benito Mussolini disclosed that Italy's support" of the Spanish rebels had so far cost: 032 Italian dead; casualties; 3.356 captured. The entire conquest of Ethiopia cost only Italian dead. PRAGUE The Csechoslovakia government continued its negotia- tions with minority leaders, partic- ularly nazis. in an effort toward peaceful solution of their quarrel but without definite progress. which has been supporters here at the HHtbn-Bot-el. The public has been invited to meet McCrafc- on the mezzanine floor of the Hilton between 7 and 8 o'clock tonight From to o'clock, a band concert will be played and at the candidate will outline his platform, speaking at the federal lawn. The speech will be broadcast over KRBC. McCraw will be introduced by Mrs. Morgan Jones and Mayor W. W. Hair. defeated in the house several weeks ago after cries of were raised against it, but Barkley indicated that no final decision was reached as to whether to attempt to revive it. He said that "a definite state- waoid be made" in a day. or Ee skfci, the statement would be issued from the capital, rather than the White House. The conferees declined further explanation. The adjournment drive presses on with leaders apparently hopeful of winding up the session before June 18, and perhaps by the end of next week. The wages and hours bill is ready to go to "conference in which southern senators will attempt to obtain agreement on some kind of differential wage scales in favor Levine Kidnap Probe Seek Clue To Death Cause BOCHETTiK, .N. Y% May 31. investigation of the Peter Levine kidnap-murder moved] forward today .en.three the laboratory, outside and in the realm of deduction. Medical experts pursued a pain- staking-microscopic examination of the boy's organs in the faint nope j cf' finding some clue to the man- ner in which, he was killed. Paid Kidnapers Son Of Florida Grocer From His Bed PRINCETON, Fla., May 31. for safety of five- year-old .James Cash, Jr., grew today as Ms kidnapers who col- lected raBSom at dawn, failed to make good their pronir isft-to retnm the feoy "by noon. FARMERS GATHER As the noon deadline "was danger of violence from angry Flo- i cier, had a pre-war population of rida farmers increased. Gathered inj about angry knots, the had D rt_; been told to delay at British. _. EOOIL; wjw Valencia G-men and local officers wtihiieid action "in the case, MADRID, Spain, May 31 hopeful that the tow-headed British freighter Penthames still may be returned safely. vas bombed and sunk in an air raid Janies B. Cash Sr.T father of the; on Valencia harbor this morning. NEAR BARCELONA KIL15 430 Bombs Drop In Market Square Of Loyalist Town During Busiest Hour BARCELONA, May least 430 persons were killed today in an insurgent' air raid on the town of Granollers, 16 mfles north ;of Barcelona. That many taken from the ruins and authorities believed 100 more still were buried. 'Forty bombs were dropped by five tri-motored bombers, 12 of them plunging into the market square at its most crowded hour. Early reports indicated most of the victims were women and chil- dren. TtKTl CROSS MOBILIZED The entire Red Cross service of the district has: been mobilised. Granollers, on a main highway from Barcelona to.the French bor- boy, drew J103000 in five, ten twen- fcanfc Befcween a- m. today, after a zig-zag drive over .back-country roads, he handed the ransom to the kidnap- pers. Under the agreement, the boy was to be returned by noon. But at the deadline, there was no indication of their enralovers and below the j For miles around, officers explor- scales to be "established for north-j ed the countryside and questioned I that the Promise jould be kepi Czechs Relying On Own Arms PRAHA. Czechoslovakia, May 31 While grateful for internation- al sympathy and assurances of sup- port. Czechs nevertheless are rely- ing primarily on themselves to pre- of this post- v.-ar republic by Germany and en- circling neighbors. Publication last night of decrees calling for csrnpuisory military, pre- military or civil air defense train- ing of the whole population be- tween the ages of six and 60 was another step in the direction of self-help. At the same time Premier Milan Eodza's government took measures to avoid the appearance of carry- ing a chip on its shoulder. The for- eign office informed the German minister that Czechoslovak military pilots who flew over German ter- ritory recently had been disciplin- ed. and that a neutral zone on this syie of the border, over which Czechoslovak pilots are forbidden to fly, had been widened to six miles. Conversations designed to achieve a compromise agreement between Germans and Czechs were expected to be resumed today with Premier Hodza receiving two Sudeten Ger- man members -of parliament. Real optimism as to the outcome oi these peace parleys, however, vas comparatively scarce. Half-Psyment Tax Limit Tomorrow With collected during May, Earl Hughes, city tax asses- sor-collector, announced today that payments en the one-naif plan would be received without penalty at the city hall office until 5 p. rn, Wednesday, After the deadline tomorrow a one per cent penalty will start on the balance of the 1937 taxes. A two per cent penalty will begin on the balance owed by persons ar- ranging to pay by the five payment plan after tomorrow. At the present time a one per cent penalty is being assessed. Balance owed on 1937 taxes due January 31 is assessed a 5 per cent- penalty that will be increased to 6 per cent after June 1. After July 1, S per cent penalty will be assessed against balance owed on 1937 taxes. A six per cent interest charge will also be made. ern and eastern factories. The recovery and relief appropriation bill will move scores of persons in hunt for other leads. The Levine boy, 12-year-old son New 24. fairly rapidly toward final judg- i cf a moderately well-to-do Ne' ment in the senate undfr limita- i York lawyer, disappeared Feb. 2' ticn of debate agreement which, be- His body, sound Sunday, many Blond, blue-eyed James Bailej Cash, Jr., five and a half years old, vas stolen from his bed while his NG lives were lost. A Spanish, -vessel also was sunfc Air raid ftlirm? kept the harbor dis-. trict in a state of tension an night. The Penthames was the third British ship sunk recently at Va- Spanish government port on the Mediterranean. Others were the Thorpe-Hall on May 24 and the Greatend on May 28. A French sailor was killed yes- terday anci several British seamen wounded in Valencia harbor raids. mother went next door to help her j (Barcelona dispatches said more husband close his grocery. The than 200 persons, mostly women and Ikidnauer slit a screen, unlatched a children, were killed or wounded passed the house. Beyond those two bills, congress need only adopt a final deficiency three ransom notes had been re- ceived- weeks after away. ____ __ DEATH THREATENED bill to dispose of urgent; legislation, In the field of deduction, planes dropped 40 bombs on Gran- I oUers, 16 miles north of Barcelona. A note, one of three in the case, j (Twelve bombs fell in the crowd- threatened death to the lad, known ed market square. The entire Red. IsAdded To C Of Gland es Goal Of The forward business drive of the Abilene chamber of commerce went over the .top this 'morning at the second report breakfast, held at the Wooten hotel at o'clock. The total amount of money sub- scribed, as recorded at the meeting is leaving the "city sales force" well on way to the goal. The _. ,-c.t, f iv. Roosevelt, himself, probably will (investigating authority offered the N the neighbornood as Skeegie J Cross semce o. uhe cJstnco was mo- turn from domestic problems Thursday in an address to the United States naval academy grad- uating class at Annapolis, Md. He is expected to re-state the Ameri- can foreign policy and ermind the world of advantages and neces- sity of peace. Four Are Killed In Mexican Disorder MEXICO CITY. May 31. Dispatches today from Villahermo- sa. state of Tabasco, sai'd three men and a woman were killed in a clash between police and Catholics de- manding the reopening of churches. Trouble had been brewing for two weeks, with Catholics massing to prsss their demands. The dispatch said three children and a policeman were wounded in the disorders yesterday. Governor Victor Fernandez Manero accused the Catholics of attacking police. Pope Congratulated On 81st Birthday crime was a "local i the father called authorities but I -.1- -.-5 -f 1 AT job." His reasons: 1. Levine was not prominent out- side the community: 2 .The placement of the ransom notes indicated a detailed knowledge of the community: 3. The condition of the body and the wire indicated it had been sub- merged with a heavy weight; un- der the circumstances, the hide- out from which it was carried must have been near New Rochelle. Cash notified the federal bureau of i bili2sd, (Barcelona itself suffered its third Record U. S. Wheat Crop Is Forecast CHICAGO. May cf a record breaking United States j ICXOS Oil Output and spring wheat crop this r year was forecast today by James S. Bennett and company, on the ba- sis cf data from hundreds of fann- er and grain dealer reporters tnroughout the belt. The total crop predicted by the Chicago grain house was investigation at Miami, 25 miles j raid in 12 hours at pjn., north of here, and J. Edgar Hoover j am., Five high-flying planes at Washington assigned a squad of crew heavy anti-aircraft fire.) inspectors who flew here Sunday, j-------------------- Then early today, while G-Men j _ B worked on the case and throngs of j Wheat RCCOVCrS curious milled about this crossroads i village of s. man presumed to j CHICAGO, May Wheat be the abductor slipped the third j recovered most of 1 5-8 cents loss note under the door of the Cash today after toppling to fresh 5 year apartment. i low price levels because of a record The message, ordered Cash to re- bi caking 1938 crop forecast peat maneuvers prescribed in an i At the close, Chicago wheat fu- earlier drive over a route i tures were unchanged to 1-2 cent I specified on a map, blinking the j icwer compared- with Saturday's head-lights of his car at certain finish, July 68 7-8-6S, Sept. 70-70 j spots as a signal Cash had done j i-g. corn down. July 54 3-8- 5-8 and oats un- This. is the first time in many. many years that more than has been raised for chahmber of commerce work in said J. C. Hunter, president. "The figure represented is far above what many thought could be subscribed." Today's report showed has been subscribed since last Friday. Mack 'Eplen was captain of the high team. Russell Stephens'" divi- sion was high. Margaret Ansley, sponsor of that division, received an award. Jim Shelton's division had the largest attendance this morning and June Frost is sponsor Of that group. D. G. Barrow and Jesse Winters are leading the city sales army. Under them are four majors, Shel- ton, Stephens, Homer Scott and T. E. Brownlee and 16 captains. W. J. Fulwiler and O. E. Radford are co-chairmen of the activities fund committee which reported .a subscription of of the raised since the first report. Another breakfast will be at o'clock Wednesday morning at the Wooten hoteL May Withdraw Republic Steel Order, Ruling Board Moves To Seek Reopening Of Ford Case WASHINGTON, May 31. supreme court rul- ed today that the National La- bor Relations board may with- draw from the third circuit court of appeals s at Philadel- phia litigation involving an or- der directing Republic Steel corporation to reinstate- employes. REVERSES DECISION Justice Roberts delivered the opinion that reversed a decision by the circuit court judges refusing permission to withdraw and direct- ing the board to proceed with the litigation by filing a transcript of the record. Justices Butler and McReynolds dissented and Justices Stone and Cardozo did not partic- ipate. v "The circuit Roberts said, without JurisdictiCHi -cf the subject matter. If the -board had complied with the orders, made; a would have resulted re- specting :the legality of supposed action of the board which was not in law or "fact the flrttO action, re-- view of which the statute provides. Immediately after the decision, was delivered, the labor board gave notice it would renew its attempt to reopen the ford case. Robert- Watts, acting .general counsel for the board- dlsclssed the board's intentions by filing with the circuit court at Covington, a long list of objections to a Ford petition, to take depositions from -board-members: and employes. rWatts -contended .the Ford peti- the the Covington liad no right to auJTabrize the.inquiries counsel for Ford planned to make. SEQUEL TO RULING Withdrawal of the litigation, in crder to adopt new procedure? was decided upon after the supreme court on April 25 nad condoned procedure followed, by. Secretary Wallace in ordering a reduction of rates- that commission, men on the Kansas City stockyards could charge. The" labor; relations board wished tc adopt new procedure in order to nieefr possible supreme court objec- tions. Both Republic Steel and the Ford See COURT, Pf. 9, CoL 1 Stockyards Ruling Reopening Refused WASHINGTON, May The supreme court replied to critic- ism by administration officials to- day by denying flatly that it had reversed itself in the celebrated Kansas City stockyards decision- Chief Justice Hughes read -an opinion, to which Justice Black dis- sented, denying a government peti- tion for reconstruction of the April 25 decision. The tribunal had condemned pro- cedure followed by the secretary of agriculture in ordering a reduction, of charges permitted commission men at the Kansas City stockyards. Hughes said assertions by Solicit- or General Robert H. Jackson that the-court.: had reversed itself were Both Jackson and Secretary Wal- lace had contended the court in its April _25 decision had termed "fa- taHy defective" procedure to which it had not objected in an opinion two years earlier. CASTEL GANDOLFO, May 31 000 bushels. C. M. Galvin. statis- barrels daily during the week i With him Cash took the ending May 28 to an average of in banknotes of S20 and 81st birthday. Inhabitants of the town attended low mass said by the parish priest ior the pontiff. The holy father said his own low mass in his pri- vate chapel. 1515. Release of the crop 1094287. the Oil and Gas Journal; denominations. The earlier note had been found door at the home of Wilson P. Cash, so 621 barrels daily to and j next door. The other note figuring estimate i the state of Texas increased in the case was given to a negro deliver to James Cash. Cash, 38 years old, a merchant Windsors Move ANTTBES, Prance, May 31. Harry Hopkins HI WASHINGTON. May j Progress In Harry L. Hopkins is being treated; TTCigfl 111 at a Glen Cove, N-. Y. hospital for' a streptococcus infection, it was re- vealed today. Friends said that he is under the
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