Abilene Reporter News, June 8, 1938

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June 08, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LV111, NO. II. Abilene Reporter OR WITH OFFENSE TO FH1ENDS OR TOES, W E SKETCH TOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 8, 1938.-TWELVE PAGES Southern Bloc Wins Point In Wage-Hour Row Rigid Forty-Cent Pay Scale Junked To Hasten Action WASHINGTON, June 7. Admlntstrallon forces in charge of the wage-hour bill tentatively capi- tulated today to a Southern bloc fighting for lower wage minima in Dixie than in tiie North. Senators engaged In negotiating a compromise with the house and with the South approved fl paj'roll formula apparently acceptable to both. Their action was interpret- ed as a victory lor Southerners. NORTH, SOUTH EQUAL Under the proposal, both North and South would be treated alike the first two years. Tlie minimum wage would be 25 cents an hour the country over Ihe first year, and 30 cents the second, In succeeding years, advisory boards for each Industry would fix Ihe minima. Tlie boards would merely be instrucled lo push the figure up lo 40 cents an hour as soon as "economically feasible." This tended to comply with de- mands of Southerners for differ- entials for certain Industries in their seclor. They argued that liv- ing costs in the South are lower, and freight rates are discriminary against their section. Under a previous proposal, to which several Southerners object- ed, a rigid country-wide minimum of 40 cents would prevail after 'sev- en years. EXPECTED TO STAND Today's action was tentative In the sense that H was taken on a 4 to 3 vote and that the senate labor bloc was working for its reconsid- eration. On the other hand, ever, the administration leadership, with an eye to the adjournment situation, was reportedly working to have the conferees stand by to- day's decision. However, Senator Borah (R-lda) one of (lie conferees, dissented vig- orously from Ihe compromise. He -.objected (o the failure to specify a definite time at which the 40-ccnt icalc would lake effect. Senators LaFollette IProg-Wis) arf Walsh "oilier, con- ferees, also announced (hey would Jiot sign the compromise. Informed legislators said that as as the wage-hour fight was settled congress could quit and go homp. At best, however, it was ap- parent that this could not be done by the end of the goal 01 the leadership. Congress Hurries Naval Fund Action WASHINGTON, July appropriation bill, in- cluding funds to begin the big navy program, dropped Into the lap of ihe house today, bearing the appropriation committee's OK. Last of the sesslons's major sup- ply bills, the measure carried a total of for the navy, of which was earmarked for starting construction of 19 ves- sels and a broad program of navy yard improvements. The new ships include two 35.- 000-ton battleships to cost 100.000; two light cruisers; eight experimental vessels to form the nucleus of a "mystery" fleet and seven auxiliary ships. Before approving tne bill, the appropriatkms committee turned down requests for funds for a new aircraft carrier and a 000.000 experimental dirigible. Tlie committee said the former could not be started until after May 1. 1939, and the latter would have no military value. PRICE 5 CENTS WINDING SMOKY HILL RIVER INUNDATES RICH FARM LAND At Us highest crest since 1903, the winding, normally peaceful Smoky Hill river has flooded thousands of acres of rich central Kansas farm land as well as a portion of Salina. Above is shown a farmyard live miles south of Salina complete- ly inundated. Note the horse standing in a foot or two of wa- ter. (Photo courtesy Soil Con- servation Service.) PUTTING CITY IN Japs Again Bomb Canton Onslaught Catches Chinese Thronging Waterfront In Attempt To Escape City CANTON, June war- planes early today returned to attack this terror-stricken city for the twelfth successive day teeming Canton and its South China environs have been subjected to the horrors of bombard- ment. Japanese bombs apparently struck the city's power station. Lights failed throughout Canton and in Shameen island, the in- ternational quarter. Extent of damage and casualties could not be determined immediately. The aerial onslaught came as apprehensive Chinese crowded railway stations and the water front attempting to escape the expected new raids. WARS MORE RAIDS Japanese planes struck at the city three times yesterday. Adding to the toll of dead and wounded which already had reached in n days cf bombardment. (Prom the Japanese navy came a warning tnat the raids would con- tinue with "even greater vigor." Rear Husband Slugs Negro Slayer Attack pect Clubbed Wife Of Fireman CHICAGO, June Recognition Won By Trent School Woods To Speak For Dedication TRENT. June 7-Full recognition fcr nn ll-grade school has been granted Trent, to be followed early In the next school year by complete accrediting of Uie program set-up. This was Ihe announcement fol- lowing a conference of R. b. tune. Trent school superintendent, and Malcolm Beasley, Buddy Win- ters. A. W. Woods and J. E. Bow- ers, all trustees. In Austin with state officials and Madge Stanford, dep- uty state superintendent of this dis- trict. Trent representatives were seeking recognition and were highly gratified with the results of the conference. They returned from Austin Monday. The news climaxed a banner year for Trent school. The financial set-up permitted a term of approx- imately nine months. A new- mod- ern building costing approximately has been completed. Rc- :ently. consolidalion with Goodman, i district having 93 pupils and four teachers, was completed. Present plans call for (lie dcdl- :atlon of the new building at g pm June 17. wilh Dr. L. A. Woods, state superintendent of education to Rtve Hie address. Superintendent Porlnne, head of ;he system here, also is president of Tavlor county Teachers' nssocl- llion Jcimson. slender city fireman whoso wife was killed in a savage attack, was called to the witness stand at tiie inquest Into her death today. Spectators lapsed into quiet. _Robjrt Nixon, ncgrc, accused of i'aylng Mrs. Johnson, three other women and a young girl in brutal r.tsaults. lounged in a chair near the Iront of the crowded room in the county morgue. Johnson, grim but calm, stepped forward. Suddenly, he lunged at the negro. He whipped a smashing left hook to the prisoner's nose. Men in the throng started from their chairs and cheered. Women rhricked. Nixon, aroused, his upper ifp glistening with blood, leaped to- ward Johnson. But 20 policemen separated the combatants and quiet- ed the crowd. While Johnson was led from the chamber. Earl Hicks, another negro, told the coroner's jury he accom- panied Nixon to the Johnson's apart- at dawn on May 27. He told how they crept through a window. ile testified he saw Nixon crush the skull of Mrs. Florence Johnson, mother of two children, with a brick. The jury decided Nixon struck the fatal blow but recommended that both he and Hicks be held on mur- der charges. Chief of Detectives John L. Sulll- vnn said Nixon had confessed kill- In? Mrs. Florence Thompson Castle r.nd Anne Kuchta of Chicago and Mrs. Edna Woolen and her 12-year- old daughler. Marguerite, of Los An- Ecles, In simitar fashion. President Nominates Area Postmasters WASHINGTON, jime 7. President Roosevelt scut to Ihe sen- ate today postmaster which Included: nominations Winnelte D. De- Big Eprfntf, Nat Shlck; Co- manchc. Jarno R. Eamcs; Crosby- Ion. John M. o. Stockton A. Warren Dunn; Lo- ,-m, Waldc: Pccos. Morris W. Chinese said a number of Japanese Cl He; Talpa. Charles H. Grounds; soldiers were drowned in the Imm- Wlnk, Paul E. Jette. dated countryside Miokuni Nomura, chief of the navy special service section, de- clared at Shanghai (hat loss of civilian life was to be "deeply re- gretted" bui added that the air raids would go on until Chinese author- ities realized the futility ol their r.ntl-Japanese In the first raid vjsterdnv, short- iy after daybreak, Japanese planes b-imbed the crowded Tungshan and ftaicliuen districts. In the second foray, in mldafternoon, the raiders r.tiacked government offices and I utility plants. I Canton was without lights when I the third attack a moonlight raid, VSLS made. Incendiary bombs were Propped in the northern section of i the city. Rescue workers delved into wreck- age to recover bodies of vicllms in tt.e most recent attack on Ihls South China metropolis, which has been ihe gateway for shipment of for- munitions to Chinese armies on the central front. Proposals for establishing refugee zones where residents would be free from bombardment were being dis- cussed. Ii was understood, how- ever, that Japan would Insist upon guarantees by neutrals that such rcnes would not be used for mili- laiy purposes before pledging lo re- specl (hem. River Threatens To Flood War Area SHANGHAI. June invaders moved wilh 1'ttlc opposition today against the lailway crossroads of Central China, where rising Yellow river waters threatened to inundate a vast battle r.rea. Dispatches from the front said capture of Chenugchow. Junction of the Peiping-Hankow and Lunghai railway lines, appeared assured as Japanese airplat.es unloaded new dc- itruction on the city and ground forces reached a point only 10 miles to the east. Townsend Plan Urged As Cure Local Club Told 'Pump Priming' Not The Way Out Enaclmenl of the Townsend pen- sion plan as a recovery measure was suggested Tuesday night by Dr. Carl 13. Lunn of Fort Worth, in a speech before .members of the Abilene Townsend club. "H is useless lo follow the policy of 'pump priming' wlien the well is he told a group 30 old per- tons assembled at the city hall. "We do not agree that the depres- sion is over. What Is called the 're- fCESion' is merely a downward dip m the old depression. There are four millions more unemployed than last September. '.'Tens of thousands of young peo- ple, just out of schools and colleges ready to take their place in the there is no place for them. Opportunity for youth Is 40 per cent less today than In 1936." Dr. Lunn said "that he believed oui present trouble not fo be over- production, but under-consumptlon I'F.VOLVIXG FIJXD "The Townsend plan proposes, t.irough the transaction tax, to cre- ate a revolving fund to force Into rise a billion and a half dollars each month, through forced spending of he said. Dr. Lunn asserted that a trans- action tax is now in use in Hawaii, r.nd that it Is being well received. Regarding work of the Townsend organization, Dr. Lunn said that 15-t members o( congress had signed a icquest thai the present transaction lax bill before congress be released from tiie ways and moans commtt- "We expect lo elect enough mem- bers to congress (his fall to assure a majority for our phn." said Lunn. "We are not trying, ns in 1936, to run a candidate- in every dtstricl. Instead, in Texas, we are placing candidates in the race in only eight districts, and concentrating our ef- forts In those districts. A similar plan Is being followed In other states." Some 70 miles further cast, how- ever, the mighty Yellow river lapped northwest of Lanfeng. Flying Laboratory Reaches Wake isle WAKE ISLAND. June (Wed- if, unerringly over 2.300 miles of lonely ocean. "The flying laboratory ol the American Museum of Natural History, alighted in the lagoon of WaSe Island at a. m. today p. m., CST.. The huge flying boat, under com- mand ol Richard Au-hbold, re- search associate of the museum, left Honolulu at 5 p. m. p. m. CST) Monday. Sixteen hours and liter it arrivi-ri here, the first time the Honolulu-Wake Is- land flight had been made non- stop. ALL IN TEXAS- Plane Crashes Kill Six Court Upholds Cardenas' Oil Expropriation Tribunal Denies Injunction Pleas Of Foreigners MEXICO CITY, June 7 District Judge Manuel Bartlett late today upheld the constitutionality of President Lazaro Cardenas' ex- propriation of the for- eign-owned oil Industry. His decision denied an Injunction asked by the British and American companies whose property was ta- ken over March 18 In a drastic move that resulted In severance of diplomatic relations with Great Britain. The Judge ruled, however, that the Mexican government was at fault In seizing bank deposits, ar- chieves and correspondence of the companies and ordered that the cash and records be returned. The constitutionality of the ex- propriation law, invoked by Carden- as, was upheld, Bartlelt said, "In- sofar as it affected the properties actually appertaining to production, exploitation and distribution of oil." The oil companies mapped an Im- mediate appeal to the Mexican su- preme court. B. T. w. Van Hasselt of Agulla (Royal Dutch one of the largest oil property owners, said the second district court's decision was not unexpected and an appeal would be made. The oil companies' attack on ex- propriation, alleging 22 violations of the constitution, had centered prin- cipally on the assertion It was coun- ter to the constitutional ban on mo- nopolies. They argued (hat faking over 95 per cent of the nation's oil produc- tion sources gave the government a virtual monopoly, an argument which Judge Bartlett overruled. Refusal of the oil companies to by. an1 arbitral wages for employes arid otherwise Increasing production costs was the immediate reason President Cardenas gave for expro- priation. 'MAP' OF PARIS Woman To Voyage Down Colorado ANN ARBOR, Mich, June --Two women botanists setting out to Join five men on a scientific ex- pedition down the Colorado river said today they hoped to be the first of their sex successfully to tra- verse the treacherous rapids. Elzada Clover, 40-year-old Uni- versity of Michigan instructor, who hunted rare plant life on Utah waste land last year, planned the trip. Her woman companion will be 29-year-old Lois cotter, an as- sistant in Ihe university's botany department. Men in trie party will bs Nor- man Ntvills of Bluff, Utah: Eugene Atkinson, 25-year-old University of Michigan botanist and zoologist; La Phenc Harris, of the United States geological survey; a newsreel cameraman nnd an artist. The expedition will embark on the Green river at Green River, Utah, on June 15, planning to fol- low the Green and Colorado rivers to Boulder City, Nev. Shriners Convene Noisy Gathering LOS ANGELES. Calif.. June a blaze of color, amid a blare of music, the 64th annual national convention of the Shrine opened today with a great parade in bunting-bedecked Memorial col- iseum. A thousand quick-stepping, satin -clad, red-fezzed members of the ancient Arabic order, nobles o( the Mystic Shrine, marched In re- view before Imperial Potentate Waiter S. Sugden and more than spectators. Tech President 111 LUBBOCK, June 7 or, Dr. Bradford Knapp, president of Tex- as Technological college, was rush- ed to a hospital here today after he fell unconscious at his break- fast table early this morning. To- night his condition was reported improved but he will remain in the hospital for a few days to rest and will leave next week for Corpus Christl. IMAGINATION MAY CAUSE PAIN, UNNECESSARY SURGERY SAN FRANCISCO. June Imagination may cause real bodily pain and produce symptoms of physical illness so realistic as to confuse (he medi- cal diagnostician. Dr Theodore P. Wolfe of New York Cily told the American Psychlatrlc'asso- ciatlon today. Dr. Wolfe cited the cAse of a girl who underwent an appen- dectomy nfter complaining of abdominal pain. A psychlVlric cxaminallon disclosed shf had t been s-affering' from number of of being alone. fear of walking In the rhrk. and fear of the subway. The abdominal pain was ascribed to these. In another case. Dr. Wolfe Mid. an unmarried woman of 37 exhibited evidence of cx- tremoly high Wood pressure and on three occasions during her first week in p. hospital ap'- pcared near death. The psychiatrist said ques- tioning of the woman revealed she been unccitfcionsly re- senting the fact that she had sacrificed her life to her par- ents, of whom she h.irf taken care for several years. I3r. Wolfe reported the wo- man's condition had been such lhat the ordinary trcatr.icnt for her apparent troubles might have produced violent n-actfons whi.-h could have her life. These cases were in sup- port of Dr, Wolfe's contention hospitals should have regular psychiatrists trained In psy- chonalysls lo deal with cases where psychotic conditions ap- as factors in the physi- cal ailments of patients, A report on 114 psychotic students found In the Univer- sity of Michigan during a seven-year period showed some of them afflicted with a rela- tively severe form of insanity yel 16 of (he grcnip 'continued to achieve scholastic distinction and 30 received degrcei. Folks In Paris don't think the chap pictured above Is strelch- ing it a bit when he boasts that he can give his face more shapes than any other person can. For instance, when In a conquering mood, he assumes the Mussolini-like profile seen at top. Tlie center one might be handy for frightening little children. And below, with a simple twist of the lip, he shows how he can look to see whether his pipe needs reloading. President Asks Kidnap Reward PRINCETON, Fla.. June A request by President Roosevelt to congress for to aid in solving the Jimmy Cash kidnaping case gave new impetus tonight to the 10-day search for the child's abductors. Tlie unprecedented presidenlial action followed reported recovery today of one of (he bills paid a week ago by the boy's father as part of S10.000 ransom demanded by the kidnapers. They tailed to return the five- year-old lad ana no trace of him has been found since he was stolen from his bed the night of May 28. The president suggested In a letter to Chairman Glass (D-Va) o! the senate appropriations commit- tee that the SoO.OW fund be in-1 serted in a deficiency bill now be-! fore the house. The Miami Daily News said the' {S bill w.ts spotted Saturday by a Jacksonville filling station attend- ant who notified the FBI. Agents picked up the men who passed it on tiie highway between there and Tallahassee-, the paper said. It developed, however, that they were two Tennessee policemen re- turninc from a vacation and [hey were released. Four Randolph Field Airmen On Death List Third Air Mishap Takes Two Lives Near Hillsboro SAN ANTONIO, June 7 (AP) _ Four Randolph field fliers, two of them instructors, one of them a flying cadet and the other a student officer, were killed today in two air- plane crashes which occurred within a few minutes of each other near the main field. The- dead: Second Lieut. Nathan H. Coddinfton, 11, Los Calif., an Instructor. Second Lieut. Arthur M. Kep- pler, 29, Houston, instructor. Cadet William H. Conebj, M Washington D. C., air student. Second Lieut. Frederick M. Thompson, a West Point trad- of Los Anfelts, aCllf., who died several hours later In Randolph field hospital The planes, bolh North American BT-9 basic training ships, crashed six miles apart, but almost slmul- Uneously. A board of officers was appoint- ed to investigate the.. crashes and Bet records from civilian eye wit- nesses. No army personnel saw the accidents. The plane occupied by Keppler and Thompson fell about a mile- and-a-half from Friendly Corners on the new Seguln road, and the other, with Coddlngton Cone- by, crashed about two miles from Zuehl field, the basic training field. Keppler and Coddlngton irert married. Ericis In Tragedy HILLSBORO, June Hillsboro business men, returning from a pleasure hop late today died when their plane crashed near a landing field four.miles east of here. Tlie dead were Jim Tom Moody, 35, and Raymond Witnesses were of the opinion the men burned to deatli because the ship, after going Into a spin from an altitude of about 125 feet, bursi Into flame.! as it hit. With Moody, wholesale gasoline and oil dealer who owned the ship, at the controls, the flyers overshot the landing field, then regained titude in another attempt at land- Ing when the single-motor ship crashed. Moody and his employe, Taylor had gone for short hops frequentlj In the afternoons. Moody had been flying about eight months. Moody is survived by his widow and two children. Taylor Is sur- vived by his widow and one child all residents of Hillsboro. Deer Qualifies For Stork Derby KEHRV1LLB, June Ten offspring In four years should qualify Betsy ptt doe deer, for any stork derbies here- abouts. When she was a year old she save birth to a fawn. July I, 1336, she gave birth to triplets; June 9. 1937, she duplicated the triplets. Last night another set of trip- lets arrived, it was reported to- day by Will Ramsey, her cus- todian. Penney's Son Dies PHOENIX. .Viz.. June J. C. Pcnntv Jr. 34-year-old son of nationally known merchant, died of pneumonia here today after a rTcc-rtay illness. came here mt four years ago tc engage In cilrus growing, but recently worked an insurance salesman. He was Harvard gra.luate. R. E. Herringrons Announce Son Mr. ml Mrs. R E Hminston, i 1517 Orang'-. annour.cr the birth of' n son last at the Hendrick Memorial hospital. Lawyer Unneeded For PWA Grants WASHINGTON. June Presldcnt Roosevelt said loday that municipalities seeking funds under the new public works program should apply for them direct in- stead of hiring a lawyer. Speaking at' a press conference, the president said there was an attempt to convince cities and counties that PWA allotments could be obtained successfully through a lawyer. He declared that this was unnecessary and that applicants would make a better impression If they put their case before PWA without legal aid. Albany Bandit Billed In Alcatraz Slaying SAN FRANCISCO June -The federal grand today tn- ti.cte.1 James C Lucas 26. of Al- tnny. Tex., and Riifu, Franklin, Alabama, both bank robbers, for murder of Royal C dine, senior nistodian Almtnu federal prison. Cltnc ws- fatally Dilured May 23 tlir.v prisoners attempted to escape from the rock-bound peni- tentiary In San Francisco bay. II Snake Bites, Walk, Not Run, To Physician When bitten by a rattlesnake, the first thing to do Is to fas- ten a tourniquet firmly, not tightly, above the bile. Then walk, not run, to a doctor. An Abilene physician gave the ad- vice yesterday when questioned by a reporter. The inquiry was prompted by rattler's biting two children In Callahan county this week. The victims are Melba Jean Tyson, 1, of Balrd, and Clovls McDon- ald, 14. They are recovering at the Griggs hospital In Baird. "After fastening the tourni- quet, you should walk slowly to a doctor. If you reach him within three or four hours, It will be all the physician said. "If you run or drink whisky, It will cause the poison to reach the heart and brain more quickly. It Is all right to make an incision, so that the poison will be released, but It Is not necessary." Bank Hijacked, Hamilton Sought Bandit Trio Flees, Abandoning Auto Filled With Food BRADLEY, June Holdup of the bank of Bradley by. three well-dressed bandits