Abilene Reporter News, June 18, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 18, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas WUTTKAJ1 NEWSMKR Abilene VOL. LVIII, NO. 21. "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH WUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT liiiriilH trtm lAl'i ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1938. -TEN PAGES. President Faces Job Of Choosing Wage-Hour Chief WASHINGTON. June 17- Administration aides timed up the gigantic federal spending machine today (or the distribution of the bllltom appropriated by the depart- ing congress. At the Public Works administra- tion- officials said they were ready to allot projects totalling 000 as quickly as President Roose- velt signs the' lending- bill. OTIIElt TASKS REMAIN The Works Progress ndmtnislratlon was occupied with avrangemenls (or Increasing the relief rolls from their present, level of something more than to an estimated peak o[ to reached during the winter months. When Roosevelt would sign the bill was unknown. Not only this measure, but a big folder at other completed legislation awaited his attention. Including the wage-hour bill. He intends to return to Wash- ington next Friday, but meanwhile can sign the measures at his home In Hyde Park, where, he will spend most of next week. The spending problem was not the only summer-time legacy left by congress to the executive branch. The administration of the wage- hour bill must be provided for soon by the appointment of an admin- In view of the row with- in the ranks of organized labor, se- lection of that official was expected to prove no easy task. TO REOPEN TVA PROBE The navy department was given the task of getting work started on a huge new rearmament, plan. One Job combiner! congress and the executive departments in a broad investigaiion of monopolistic practices, requested by President Roosevelt. Other committee work laid out for the summer involved a continu- ation of the Investigation of TVA, a survey o fthe nation's phosphate be begun tomorrow with Chairman Harcourt A. Morgan of TVA BS the first investigation of the use of campaign funds in the coming elections. Officers Itemed By Ex-Rangers COLE.MAN, June officers of the Texas Es-Rangers association with the exception of one were selected at a business session held today. Donna Roy Smith of Odessa, grand daughter of Major W. M. Green, organizer of the ex-Rangers, elected majcot to replace Ber- Nelson of Cieburne. Officers relected were Major George B. Black of Comanche, Cap- tain John R. Hughes of El Paso, First-Lieut. R. G. Kimball of Aitus, Oklahoma. Second-Lieut. G. W. H- hnston ol Lubbcck. color Bearer R. W. Hardesty of Houston, Chaplain P. B. Hill of San Antonto. Assist- ant Color Bearer chic Rehm of Eanta Anna: Ruby Green Smith. Odessa, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Beatrice Gay. Santa Anna, assist- ant secrcuo'-trra.mrer; and Nell Pcmell. Austin, sweetheart of the organization. The ex-rangers voted to retain headquarters at Eanta Anna, but to meet at other places when In- vited. The Ranger building at San Amonio was accepted, although that city's bid Io be named headquarters were- rejected. It was voted to admit descend- Rnts of t.s-TeMs Rangers into the association. That move prevented orpuniMticn of an auxiliary. Selec- tion of tbn next meeting place will be made Saturday. 4 The city of Santa Anna furnished fntcrtainmcnt for Friday afternoon and evening meeting. Damage Foreseen DALHART. June 17.-i.Tj-Lead- ers in the fijlit aaglnst a devastat- ing Infestation of grasshoppers es- timated today that If four counties of tlie Texas Panhandle and five In Adjoining northeastern New Mex- ico escape dnmase upwards of 009.000 it must come through every agency and individual cooperating to the utmost. Albert mitchell. rancher and fhr emergency. Ponhandle Flood Damage By lhc Assorialrrt Press Hoods In the cnslern portion of Ihe Texas Panhandle receded Fri- day le.-ulns rtevastateil crops, as a search continued for four persons believed lost when the swirling w.ilcrs struck suddenly Thursday. County agents area during lhc last Hie Oklahoma line, were hard LOVE WINS OUT OVER FORTUNE Rosemary Webster, 21, New York heiress to a million-dol- lar fortune, and Paul a S21-a-week clerk, arc shown at Rochester, N. Y., just before Iheir wedding In Ihe home of the bridegroom's niothar. Rose- mary's father warned that she would forfeit her inheritance. They were married anyhow. CONTEMPT CHARGED TO HAGUE FOR OUT OF COURT RED BLAST Attorney For CIO, Civif Liberties Union In 'Free Speech' Suit Replies To Attack By M. L. STEPHENSO.Y s rhTr Y- J" .'T.-W-Mayor Prank Hague of Jersey city Mnrrk i Unlted States district court'foday union that state. MAVOR APOLOGIZES As soon as court reconvened, accused by Hague of instigating a ClO-communlst plot to seiw control ol the United Elates, and subjected to continual personal attacks by Hague's counsel Judge Clark to hold Hague in contempt for talking out of court. "That Ernst- told the judge, "accuses me, a member of Ihe bar, of having wrecked a sen- atorial investigation committe" of New- York, that means that I, not a member of the legislalure, only by nefar- ious means would it have been pos- calling off all or the ma- jority of the members of a lejjisli- llve committee. "If I have offended the court, I want to apologize." said Hague, bowing hts head to Ihe judge. "I done It with no intention of of- ftndmj the court." Hague testified today that, in car- rying on his self-styled "war on reds and radicals" he had contacted police departments all over the country to obtain information on the CIO and labor discord and had combed newspapers and studied laws, court readings, official ic- ports. and all other available data on what he called "this CIO red uprising." Nicoraguan Canal Opposed By Navy WASHINGTON. June The navy department joined fovir other government agencies today to oppose construction of a cfmal acorss Nicaragua at this time. It recommended, however, that the SI.OOO.OM.COO project be studied fur- ther. McCall Enters Pen BAIFORD. Fin., June 17 If, Franklin Pierce McCali walked into coordinalor in the fight for new his "death row" cell at Florida Mexico, has carried his plea stale prison today. 20 days after he straight to President Roosevelt, de- kidnaped and Jimmy Cash Eaird gave the bond issue a safe lead. Tlie six boxes not reported- Hart Frith and AdnTirLi A M The vote means that county will issue In bonds. be asked. The vote by boxes: Baird Clyde "33 Putnam ig Cress Plains 15 Oplin 4 Cottonwood g Eu'a 15 Dressy g Ridley 5 Denton 9 Rowden............... Belle Plain jj Administration Hastens CityToHire To Set Up Spending Unit Lawyer, File Back Tax Suits Commission Calls Citizens' Meeting To Talk Revenues Pressure on delinquent tax collec- tions is to be an Immediate step with the city of Abilene. Hiring of an attorney by the com- mission In its regular session yester- day Indicated the court route for bringing In some "hard" tax ac- counts. Other action Included call- ing a meeting of citizens Tuesday night to consider increasing reve- nues. CAFFEY OFFERED JOB The council voted, unanimously lo hire an attorney to collect delin- quent taxes. That, on motion of Mayor Will W. Hair. Then In the wake of that action came Commis- sioner George E. Morris' motion that the city employ Wiley Caffey for the job if a satisfactory salary agreement can be reached with him. That, too, was passed unanimously. The action came near the close of the meeting, a session punctuated by discussion, from various angles, of the city's financial condition. This centered chiefly on operat- ing funds available for the summer, the period between June 1 and De- cember i being the off season on tax collections as 1937 accounts are past due and !938 taxes are not due until October. It was a hard pull last summer to come through without borrowing money, the mayor pointed out. With an additional going into the Fort Phantom Hill reservoir fund monthly on bond retirements, re- lief costs starting off at for May despite the arrival oi warmer weather; ihe prospect of. less water consumplion as the result of two rainy months and more unfavor- able factors, municipal operations for this season will probably be a bigger problem thaji last year. WATER HIKE PROPOSED In the course of these discussions. Commissioner L. A. Saciler, in charge of the finance -department, reiterated his belief that "we've got to collect more delinquent taxes." It has been generally agreed among commissioners that the more than in old accounts collected last year was a, same-UmT'thV "cream" of the back accounts: any further colled tons will require more pressure, it has been pointed out. Several months ago, a list of 18 accounts due the city over a period of years totaled, more than and a large per cent of this was re- garded as collectable although no move toward payment had been made by the property owners. A month ago, Commissioner George E. Morris came out with a proposal to reduce the water min- imum of SI for gallons to 000 and to Increase the pice five cents on each excess one thousand gallons. ASKS VALUATION'S RAISE Sadler has opposed change in wa- ter rates, proposing instead that property valuations be increased Callahan Votes Hospital Bonds BAIRD June 17. turns from 12 of 18 boxes tonight indicated that Callahan county had voted in favor of issuing 515.000 in bonds to partly finance a cfty- county hospital In Baird IK mureasea. Total In the 12 boxes was He has discouraged action on that votes for and 337 against the is- city could be called in for a study sue. Although it carried in only until representative citizens of thi four boxes, a tophcavy vote in of the city's finances. That, too, came to a nead yesler- day. The mayor and commission decided to call a conference Tues- CUSs varjous gvenuts of increas- Callahan Ing revenues. Indicated the group rr. uvi.ua. ivna iijiuuaica mat me group me city of Batrd already has voted to be called into the meeting will o Issue and aid from be businessmen, attorneys and oth- >r 1.V..1 m; mm OLI1 administration will ers who have been consultd on oth er matters by this administration, on the valuations Increase last year, 60 on Fort Phantom Hill from time to time and on a few oUicr occasions. The Weather Cardenas Suffers Legislative Defeat MEXICO CITY. June l7.-i.4v- President Lazaro Cardenas received his first major legislative setback In three years today when the chamber of deputies defeated a proposal to place federal employes under Ihe nation's labor The victory scored by rightisl members of congress disclosed a sharp division between them and Cardenas' leftist followers _ _ __ i >ic- HULI iimilllj ii 8 j of Unless the state pardon board heeds' The defeat of the nronowl hv for clemency, .he vole of 80 to 38 also SLeae- farm laborer will die In real of Itie ConMeraiion of Mexi- "fht" r a datc to I" efforts to dom- acl by oov. Fred cone. inaie the chamber. AVm.L.VK Ctoiidr iTi uarmrr loOxj1. TK.XAS: r.irily tloady todar clnudj- Ln joath, Ihundtr stiowrrs and coolrr In north pottlon. EAST TKXAS: Jloilly rlontfy, thnndf In snj filrrni rxictlon todny; partly cloudy t h r show p n rookr In MV.XICO: and nnrth-rrnlral portions; rootrr rrnltal portion ItxlAV. OKLAHOMA: rartlf rloody. wftrt roofrr. dy north PRICE 5 CENTS FREQUENT NEW DEAL Senator Copeland Dead Doctor-Solon WEDDING WEARY Plenty busy today !s Thomas H. Larlcln. whose tranquil life as a small-town chief of police was stirred Into activity when none other than the president's son, John Roosevelt, and Anne Lindsay Clark selected Nahant, Mass., for their wedding. Lar- kin's job was to organize a pro- tective guard. for the bridal couple and arrange to take care of a host of distinguished guests. Wedding Bells Summon Clan U. S. First Family Is Assembled For Roosevelt Nluptfals NAHANT. Mass., June The nation's first family, in one of Its rare en masse gatherings, to- night cerebrated the wedding eve of its youngest member, tan John Hoosevelt, and his bride-to-be, Anne Lindsay Clark. TVjth the flurry of pre-nupllal events lending an eleclric air to this normally quiet old town, Pres- ident Roosevelt stepped, in "to cll- BUx-ihe j.wUj: round Vith a' formal dinner" the bridal party aboard his yacht, the Potomac, anchored Just off shore. At high noon tomorrow, John and Anne. Harvard senior and Boston debut will. Join hands at the altar of the quaint, 107-ytar- old union church here to provide the real climax'of the number one wedding of the'year. The young couple will go through the standard Episcopal, single-ring ceremony. The Rt. Hev. Henry Knox Sher- rlll. Episcopal bishop of the Mas- sachusetts diocese, and the Rev. Endlcott Peabody, Grbton school headmaster, will officiate undet the watchful eye of the president and first lady, all their sons, their daughters, members of the cabinet and many New England society folks. A half-serious, half-rollicking re- hearsal of Ihe main event provided one of the highlights of John's last day as a bachelor. Corset Stays Fool Jail 'Gun Detector' June 17. woman visitor walked between the two large conceal- ed magnets which Ingenious Sheriff Martin O'Donnell In- stalled recently as a "gun de- tector" to "make the county Jail "escape-proof." The narrow screen light over the magnets widened to a red glow, indicating the presence of Iron or stcet. The wotr.an had told Chief Jailer Michael Kilbane that she had not metal on her person. Kilbane asked her to walk by again. The red light flashed once more. "Well. I do have on a steel- supported she Hushed. AM of M Attempted Murder Arson Case Charge AUSTIN. June 17 Wi Five charges of assault to murder and one of arson were filed today against A. E. Bitten. 52. after rooming house fire here which re- sulted in the Injury of three Univer- sity of Texas students. Howard 25. Austin, suf- fered a fractured leg and arm when he leaped from R second-story win- dow. J. S. Wilson of Heame recelv- Evans of Hwrae'was 'slightly burned. HOI 11 i __.. t MldnlcM PATROL CRACKS DOWN- TICKETS ISSUED 176 TRAFFIC VIOLATORS IN BRIEF DRIVE Slate highway patrolmen and two city traffic officers Issued 176 Sergeant E. L. Posey and Captain Harry Hutchison, in charge of Ihe lef nwi "Mr on chlng Night Serwant Vlrg'1 Wnldrop reported at last night that 23 persons given tickets had paid off their fines at his desk. More are expected to appear before Judge E M. Overshlncr In corporation court today. Tickets tor defeclive lights, on r.m lolaled 163, Sergeant Posey an- nounced. Two speeders were given tickets. OMier ofltnstt were: no operator's license, 2: operating .TO unregistered motor vehicle, 1; driv- ing without a chauffer's license, r ruunlnj stop signs. 2. The ten patrolmen work from p. m. last night to about 11 o'clock. Those participating in the drive were: o. O. Fitzgerald, E. E. Powell. M. T. Rlcrson, Paul Oder, T. A. McCann. N. c. Wilson, H. C. Reeves, Sam B duynes. Ross and M. B, Thomas, patrolmen; Cap- lain Hutchison and Scrgcanl Pos- ey; C. A. and J. D. Wood- ward, city traffic officers. The squad also checked brakes of several cars, but found Ihfm all in good order. They also checked horns and mufflers. Starting Im- Dies At Hotel, Wife At Side Writer On Health Succumbs At End Of Active Year WASHINGTON, June Senator Royal S. Copelnnd, New York democrat, died early tonight of "a general circulatory collapse complicated by a kidney ailment." He was 69 years old, Mrs. Copeland. two physicians and two nurses were with the doc- tor-legislator when the end came in his suite In the Shoreham hotel. Dr. Harry M. Kaufman, one of the attending physicians, said the Illness may have been brought on by overwork toward the end oJ the congressional session, but added that "the senator hasn't really been well in 3 long time." The senator was nationally known for his writings and broadcasts on health problems as well as for his activities In Washington. For the past year Copeland had been especially active. He made an unsuccessful bid for the New York mayoralty last fall, and dur- ing the congressional session just ended spent much time on mari- time labor questions. Once he almost got Into a list fight when Senator McKellar ID- Tenn) lunged at him during debate on an army bill. Copeland was a member of the senate group ol democrats who fre- quently disagreed policy. with Roosevelt The New York senator, a blythe and debonair man, was easily spot- ted by gallery fans because he al- ways wore a red carnation. His wife pinned a fresh flower to his lapel each morning. MARITIME BATTLER The New Deal had not been, oper- ating long before Copeland began to display marked aversion some of. its policies. He fbr.'tnitar.ceV i leader-In "the successful flght against senate ratification of a St. Lawrence waterway treaty with Canada. He was open, also, In his opposi- tion .to the administration proposal to appoint six new Justices to the supreme court. As chairman o! the. senate com- merce commute, Copeland was in the midst of fighting over mari- time problems. He took an active hand In passing the law establish- ing the maritime commission, which is seeking to rebuild the American merchant marine by means of sub- sidies. He also was active In the field of food and drug regulation. As for the C. I..O.. he assailed It as a "rabble-rousing and bluster- ing" organization. Copeland's last appearance on the floor of the senate was during a furious struggle over flood control this week. He appeared pale and weak then. West Central Oil Output Down AUSTIN, June basic oil production allowance Io six ol Texas' eight districts will be 12.044 barrels per day higher for the last hall o[ the month than for the first half despite the railroad com- mission's new policy of making a mid-month cut. The June 16 figures for North Texas and the Panhandle were not yet available here. Respective allowables June 16, June 15 and June 1 to the six dis- tricts were: Southwest Texas 056, 282.145 and Gulf Coast, and 236.72T; East Central, and East Texas, 510.434 and West Central, 18 115. and 78.104; West Te.vas, 580, and Filipino Headhunters Captured By Police June 17 Five Ilongot hcarhunters, accused kill- ers of si.T Christian Filipinos, were brought Into Cabanatuan, Nueva Eclja province, ioday by a posse of 10 state policemen. The posse had trailed the savages for two weeks In the mountains north of Cabanatuan, which is 60 miles from Manila. One Ilongot chieftain and three tribesmen were charged with spear- Ir.g and beheading two fishcrnicji. The other WAS accused of taking four Christian heads. Infant Smothers NACOGDOCHFS. June Marian Spur- was smothered to death today. The child's mother, returning from washing clothes fn Ihe yard, found :he lifeless body wedged between the bed and the wall. Negro Escapes Pen uviut.i.g mi- HUNTSVILLE, June mediately, the officers will begin Melvln Kanada, Jo-ycar-o'.rt Bas- checking the steering sears. trop negro, escaped the Clemens The squad started a drive Friday prison farm at Brazoria late yester- night a week ago, but the Clyde tornado stopped operations. ROYAL S. COPELAND Hunter Names C-C Workers Secretary Choice Is Task Given One Committee Group Preslent 3. C. Hunter of the Abi- lene chamber of commerce named two important committees at a meeting of the board of directors Friday. One will select and recommend for election a secretary-manager to replace T. N. Carswell when his resignation takes effect, and the other will confer with the city com- mission orl the quwtlon of refund- ing the city's bonds. Named to consider possible secre- tary-managers were O. E. Radford, chairman; chairman, W. J. Fulwiler, Price Campbell, vice- Arch Batjer, Vic Behrens, all members of the board; and the following advis- ory members not on the board; -H O.Wootcn, Bernard colm-Meek'flnd The committee to study, the tond refunding matter was named by In- vitation of Mayor W. W. Hair. It Is composed of Fleming James, D. G. Barrow, C. L. Johnson. C. M. Caldivell and O. D. DHlingrmm. The brsrd Instructed S. M. Shel- ton, chairman, of the traffic safety committee, and D. G. Barrow, chairman of the convention com- mittee, to Invite next year's meeting of the Oil Belt Safety conference to Abilene. Executive, board of this body meets Monday night at Rang- er. Those attending the board meet- Ing Friday were Barrow, Batjer, Max Bentley, Campbell, Fulwiler, Hunter and Jesse Winters. U. S. Pins Austrian Debt On Germany WASHINGTON, June 17 The United States, calling on Ger- many to pay Austria's dollar le'ot of more lhan laid down the principle today that nation and cited as precedents the refusal of Great Britain to pay the oblisa tions of the Boer state, of the Unit losln- ed States to pay Confederate debts, court at and of France to assume Made car's obligations. lo Ihe" Insurgents Advance Toward Valencia HEtfDAYE. France (At the Span- town of vmC sTdwme 'he r'Ve Wh'Ch "ad e" Chinese Flood Peril Widens, Flee Heavy Rains Swell Waters Menacing More Towns SHANGHAI, June Muddy Yellow river wa- ters sweeping across the heart ol densely-populated Honan province threatened today to engulf more villages and hamlets. More than communities and countless farms already have been evacuated. Japanese army engi- neers estimated there are now 700- 000 Chinese refugees from the flood. DISEASE THREATENS Heavy rains continued and sev- eral additional streams threatened to widen greatly the 500-square- mile flood -wrecked area. Homeless refugees faced Immi- nent dangers of starvation and death from cholera, typhoid and smallpox. Japanese staff officers at Kai- feng jaid the task of stemming the flood appeared hopeless, as ap- proximately 90 per cent of the great Yellow river's water surged through quarter-mile gaps and rushed southeastward from the Chengchow-Kaifeng region to Chowkalkow, 100 miles away. The head of the International Red Cross relief work In Shanghai Earl Baker, said "This Is the worst thing that ever happened to the combination of war and flood." Official Japanese spokesmen in Tokyo and the Japanese press re- ported the flood as a 'great crime perpetrated by the Chinese gov- ernment against Its own people. Tokyo newspapers, putting the deaths of Chinese as high as 000, charged the Chinese broke the river dikes deliberately. TRgOPS RETREAT r by -Jj ficers on the. of- scene, eriginioiy ergy placed higher, now have been scal- ed down to or less. Japanese military authorities withdrawing scattered flood-bound troop units admitted a serious food shortage continued, but said nese casualties were small. Chinese officials said the directly east of the north-south Petplng-Hankow railway had been cleared of Japanese troops, who were forced to retreat before the floodwaters. Chinese military reports indicat- ed also that Japanese forces march- ing across Anwhe! province toward the railway were forced to fall back, leaving the Japanese gunboat and destroyer armada in the Yang- tze river, south of the. flood area, the only active arm of the widely- heralded land-and-sea drive up the Yang tee to Hankow. Dental Advertising Court Review Asked SSS5fS This country- thus took a stand ofth ihot "t w.i. validity of the new law re- G. W. Sherman and four other became effective January 1. After ntob and th k thete' te.s Smuggling Of Guns Into Pen Mystery HUNTSVILLE. June nun 40 VJUljC., Millie fi1 ,e General Manager O. J. S. gent dispatches safd today General- of the Texas prison system 'said Francisco Franco's eastern today he had not been able to armies had smashed Spanish gov- determine how eight guns were ernment resistance along the Mi- smuggled into B field on the East Jares river and resumed a general ham prison farm advance toward Valencia, 35 miles to the south. Insurgents were said lo have oc The guns and several rounds of ammunition were found yesterday, Elllngson said, when Do; Sergeant Charley Plournoy "saw something out iiviii UIIUIH uriura by government In a about a mile from Ihe camp as the 1151VC 'convicts were coming to dinner." IN SPEECH BY New Trent School Dedicated To Spread Of Learning, Advancement Of Democracy By BROOKS FEDEX TRENT. June formal dedl- catfon ceremonies at the new audi- torium-gymnasium of the recently completed Trent high school build- ing tonight, the structure was presented to the citizens of Trent for dcsseminatlon of educa- tion and training In the standards of democracy. Some WO persons, including Trent citizens, Abilene representatives jvn.-vi.M urto- superintendents of schools rop negro, escaped the Clemens throughout the county and from prison farm at Brazoria laic yester- surrounding counties, were present day. record office officials of the for the program. Dr. L. A. Woods state superintendent of education, was speaker for the evening, having as hu topic "The Three Commissions." He refeired first to two commis- sions from the Bible. The first, from the Old Testament, was, "Multiply, replenish, subdue and rule over." The second, from the New Testa- ment, was "Go. preach, teach and baptise." The third, and the one to which Woods gave greatest empha- sis, was the commission to educate the children. It was given to ths Individual states of the union by the constltulion of the United Sec Tf. Cot ;