Abilene Reporter News, June 18, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

June 18, 1938

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 18, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®fjc Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES/’-Byron VOL. LVI11, NO. 21. AMorlatr* TrfM tAP> ABILENE, TEXAS. SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 18, 1938.-TEN PAGES. ratted Presa (IP) PRICE 5 CENTS Administration Hastens To Set Up Spending Unit President Faces Job Of Choosing Wage-Hour Chief WASHINGTON. June 17— (ZP) — Administration aides tuned up the gigantic federal spending machine today for the distribution of the billions appropriated by the departin',: congress At the Public Works administration. officials said they were ready to allot projects totalling $500,000,-000 as quickly as President Roo.se-1 velt signs the $3,753,000,000 lending- J bill O I HER TAKES REMAIN The Works Progress administration was occupied with arrangements for increasing the relief rolls from their pre en:    ’.eve! of something more than 2.600.000 to an estimated peak of 3.10J.000. to be reached during the win! *r months. When Roosevelt would sign the bill was unknown. Not only this measure, but a big folder of other completed legislation awaited his attention, including the wage-hour bill. He intends to return to Washington next Friday, but meanwhile can sign the measures at his home in Hyde Park, where he alii spend most of next week. The spending problem was not I the onlv summer-time legacy left j by congress to the executive branch.; The administration of the wage-hour bill must be provided for soon by the appointment of an admin-L^rutor. In view of the row with-j in the ranks of organised labor, selection of that official was expected to prove no easy task. TO REOPI H TWA PROBE The navy d apartment was given the task of getting work started on a huge new rearmament plan. One job combined congress and the executive departments in a broad investigation of monopolistic practice-.. requested by President Roosevelt. Other committee work laid out for the summer involved a contlnu* I a lion of th** investigation of TV’A. a survey o fthe nation s phosphate resources—to be begun tomorrow with Chairman Harcourt A Morgan of TV A as the first witness—and investigation of the use of campaign funds in the coming elections. LOVE WINS OUT OVER FORTUNE WEDDING WEARY W "' Rosemary Webster, 21, New York heiress to a million-dollar fortune, ana Paul Gilson, 23, a $2i-a-week clerk, are shown at Rochester, N Y.. just before their wedding in the home of the bridegroom's mother. Rosemary's father warned that tfie would forfeit her inheritance. They were married anyhow. CONTEMPT CHARGED TO HAGUE FOR OUT OF COURT RED BLAST Attorney For CIO, Civil Liberties Union In Tree Speech' Suit Replies To Attack Officers Named By Ex-Rangers COLEMAN. June IT.—<Spl.)—All officers of the Texas Ex-Rangers anociation with the exception of one were reelected at a business session held today. Donna Roy Smith of Odessa. grand daughter of Major W. M. Green, organizer of the ex-Rangers, was elected mascot. to replace Bernice Nelson of Cleburne. Officers relected were Major George B Black of Comanche, Captain John R Hughes of El Paso, First-Lieut. R. O. Kimball of Altus, Oklahoma. Second-Lieut. G. W. Ellington of Lubbock. Color Bearer R. Av. Hardest', of Houston. Chaplain F B. Hill of San Antonio. .Assistant Color Bearer Chic Rohm of Cant a Anna:    Ruby    Green    Smith. Odessa, .secretary- treasurer; Mrs. Beatrice Gay, Scuta Anna, assist-ant secretary-treasurer; and Le Kell P* mcll. Austin, sweetheart of tin organization The ex-rangers voted to retain headquarters at Santa Anna, but to meet at other places when invited. Tile Ranger building at San Antonio was acc pted, although that city's bid to be named headquarters were rejected. It was voted to admit descendants of ex-Texas Rangers into the association. That move prevented organization of an auxiliary. Selection of the next meeting place will bo made Saturday. I Tho city of Santa Anna furnished Ihtrrtainment for Friday afternoon and evening meeting. Callahan Votes Hospital Bonds By M. L. STEPHENSON NEWARK N J, June 17 —{/f)—Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City was charged with contempt of the United States district court today by Morris L. Ernst, counsel for the CIO and American Civil Liberties j union in their ‘’free speech" injunction suit against him. At the arouser s suggestion. Judge William Clark withheld his ruling pending the filing of supporting affidavits and a brief. Tli? c tempt c' was made because Hague, at a hastily-called ; press conference during the noon recess, made an attack on Ernst he I was forbidden to make on tile witness .'-•and The vice-chairman of .he national democratic committee banging this fist on an anteroom table, shouted Ernst was responsible for stepping a New York legislative committee from investigating radical ln- j flue pees m the public school* of j —— --  —--- J that state. MAYOR APOLOGIZES As soon as court reconvened, I Ernst—previously accused by Hague of instigating a CIO-communist 1 plot to setae control of the United States, and subjected to continual I personal attacks by Hague's counsel j —asked Judge Clark to hold Hague ! in contempt for talking out of court. “That statement!” Ernst told the ! judge, "accuses me a member of I the bar, of having wrecked a senatorial investigation commute' of New York, that means that I, not a member of the legislature, was I Instrumental—and only by nefarious means would it have been possible—of calling off ail or the majority of the members cl a leg Isla-! live committee. "If I have offended the court, I want to apologize,'* said Hague, bowing his head to tile judge "I done it with no intention of offending the court.*’ Hague testified today that, in car-; rying on his self-styled "war on I reds and radicals” he had contacted police departments all over the country to obtain information on the CIO and labor discord and had I combed newspapers and studied laws, court readings, official re-' ports, and all other available data on what he called "this CIO red uprising." City To Hire Lawyer, File Back Tax Suits Commission Calls Citizens' Meeting To Talk Revenues Pressure on delinquent tax collections is to be an immediate step with the city of Abilene. Hiring of an attorney by the commission in its regular session yesterday indicated the court route for bringing in some “hard" tax accounts Other action included calling a meeting of citizens Tuesday night to consider increasing revenues. CAFFEY OFFERED JOB The council voted unanimously to hire an attorney to collect delinquent taxes. That, on motion of Mayor Will W Hair. Then in the wake of that action came Commissioner 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- j ing funds available for the summer,1 the period between June I and De*; cember I being the off season on1 tax collections as 1937 accounts are past due and 1938 taxes are not due until October. It was a hard pull last summer to come through without borrowing money, the mayor pointed out. With 1 an additional $1,000 going into the Fort Phantom Hill reservoir fund monthly on bond retirements, re-1 lief costs starting off at $1,500 for May despite the arrival oi warmer weather; the prospect of less water consumption as the result of two rainy monUis and more unfavorable factors, municipal operations for this season will probably be a bigger problem than last year. WATER HIKE PROPOSED In the course cl these concussions, I night celebrated the wedding eve Commissioner L, A. Sadler, in of its youngest member, tall John charge of the finance department, Roosevelt, and his bride-to-be. reiterated his belief that "we’ve got1 Anne Lindsay Clark. » collect more delinquent taxes." | Wlth the nurry of pre.nuptlal It has been generally agreed among, events lending an electric air to FREQUENT NEW DEAL FOE*- Senator Copeland Dead Plenty busy today is Thomas H Larkin, whose tranquil life as a small-town chief of police was stirred into activity when none other than the president’* son, John Roosevelt, and Anne Lindsay Clark selected Nahant, Mass., for their wedding. Larkin's job was to organize a protective 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 Doctor-Solon Dies At Hotel, Wife At Side Writer On Health Succumbs At End Of Active Year WASHINGTON, June 17.—(JP>— Senator Royal S Copeland, 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 of the congressional session, but added that "the senator hasn't really been well in a 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 during the congressional session just ended spent much time on maritime labor questions. Once he almost got into a fist fight when Senator McKellar (D-Tenn) lunged at him during debate on an army bill. Copeland was a member of the R00S6V6lt Nuptials    group    of    democrats    who    fre-    replace T, »    nnontlv    zUen    rrr<*s»H    with    fl/iAcikVplt    r#*«dcrnafinn Chinese Flood Peril Widens, 700,000 Flee Heavy Rains Swell Waters Menacing 1,500 More Towns SHANGHAI. June 18—(Saturday)—(ZP)—Muddy Yellow river waters .sweeping across the heart ol densely-populated Honan province, threatened today to engulf 1,500 more villages and hamlets. More than 2.000 communities and countless farms already have been evacuated. Japanese army engineers estimated there are now 700,-OOO Chinese refugees from the flood. DISEASE THREATENS Heavy rains continued and several additional streams threatened to widen greatly the 500-square-mile flood-wrecked area. Homeless refugees faced imminent dangers of starvation and death from cholera, typhoid and .smallpox Japanese staff officers at Kai-feng said the task of stemming the flood appeared hopeless, as approximately 90 per cent of the great Yellow river’* water surged Present J. C Hunter of the Abl-' through quarter-mile gaps and lene chamber of commerce named rushed southeastward from the two important committees at a Chengchow-Kaifeng region to meeting of the board of directors Chowkalkow, IOO miles away. Friday.    The    head    of    the International One will select and secommend Red Cross relief work in Shanghai, for election a secretary-manaser to j John Earl Baker, said “This Is the Hunter Names C C Workers Secretary Choice Is Task Given One Committee Group N. Carswell NAHANT, Mass., June 17.—(ZP)— The nation’s first family, in one of commissioners that the more than $80,000 in old accounts collected last .year was a fine showing. At the its rare en masse gatherings, to- j and debonair man, was easily spotted by gallery fans because he always wore a red carnation. His wife pinned a fresh flower to his lapel each morning, MARITIME BATTLER The New Deal had not been oper when his    worst thing that ever happened    to quently disagreed    with    Roosevelt    j resignation    takes effect,    and the    China—the combination of war    and policy.    other will confer with the    city com-    flood.*’ The New    York    senator,    a    blythe    mission oil    the quawtion    of refund-    Official Japanese spokesmen    in this normally quiet old town, President Roosevelt stepped in to climax the swift round With a formal same time this    apparently is the    dinner to    the bridal party aboard cream" of the    back accounts: any    his yacht,    the Potomac, anchored further collections will require more jU8t 0ff shore pressure, it has    been pointed out. j At high    noon tomorrow. John Several months ago, a list of 18    and Anne,    Harvard senior and ing the city’s bonds.    I    Tokyo and the Japanese press re- Named to consider possible secre-    ported the    flood as a great    crime tary managers were O E Radford,    perpetrated    by the Chinese    gov- chairman;    W. J. Fulwiler,    vice-    eminent against its    own people, chairman,    Price Campbell,    Arch    Tokyo newspapers,    putting the Bat J*:*, Vie    Behrens, all members of    deaths of Chinese as    high as 300.- the board;    and the following    ad vis-    MO. charged the Chinese broke the ating    long    before    Copeland    began    ory member* not on the board; H    river dikes    deliberately. to display marked    aversion    to    some    O Wooten, Bernard Hanks, Mal-    IAP TROOPS RETREAT of IU policies. He was. for m. lance. colm    and Jack Simmm*.    Dr    h estimates bv Japanese of- a leader in the successful fight The committee to study the bond fleers on the scene, originally refunding matter was named by In-    higher, now have been seal J vitation of Mayor W. W, Hair. It is composed of Fleming James, D. G. Barrow, C. L. Johnson- C. M against senate ratification of a St Lawrence waterway treaty Canada. He was open, also, in his oppasi- account* due the city over a period Boston debutante, will join hands tion to the administration proposal Caldwell and O, D. Dillingham of year, totaled more than $00,000. at the altar ot the quaint■ 107-year. t0 »pp0|m .tx new Justice, to the    ^ M lnstruct*d a. M Shel- and a large per cent of this was re-.old union church here to provide , supreme court.    rha..man    of    the    traffic    xafeiv gained as collectable although no the real climax of the number one, AjJ c^A^rman 0j senate com- committee, and D. G. Barrow, move toward payment had been wedding of the year    w    merce commute, Copeland was in chairman of the made by the property owners. | .The young couple will go through the mldst of fighting over marl- I mittee. to invite next year’s meeting ed down to 50,000 or less. Japanese military authorities withdrawing scattered flood-bound troop units admitted a serious food shortage continued, but said Japd* nese casualties were small. Chinese officials said the area directly east of the north-south Peiping-Hankow railway had been proposal to reduce the waler min- j Imum of    $i for 5.000    gallons to 3,-1 OOO and    to increase    the pice five sachusetLs diocese,    anc! cents on    each excess    one thousand Endicott Peabody.    Groton    sch<*> headmaster, will officiate under the ..Jmg the maritime commission, which    meete    Monday    night    at    Rang    floodwater*, rill. Episcopal bishop of the Mas- , .    tn    r#hlllid    the    American    „    >    1    *    Chinese    n er. BAIRD June 17. —(Spl.)—Returns from 12 of 18 boxes tonight indicated that Callahan county had voted in favor of issuing $15,000 in bonds to partly finance a city-county hospital in Baird. Total in the 12 boxes was 446 votes for and 337 against the issue. Although it carried in only four boxes, a topheavy \ ole In Ealrd gave the bond issue a safe lead. The six boxes not reported— Hart, Erath, Lanham, Caddo Peak arid Admiral—were not expected to day night at the city hall .to dis-j convention com A month ago, CommissionerJ the standard Episcopal, single-ring tlm^ problems. He took an active of* the Oil Belt ^Safety’conference to cleared of Japanese troops, who George E. Morris came out with a    Rrv    Henry    Kncx    Sher-    hftnd in P*5*1"* thp law •■toblish- Abilene Executive board of thus were forced to retreat before the th**    ^    to    rebuild    the    American MB mm*i merChant marine by means of subsidies 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 blustering" 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. gallons. ASKS VALUATIONS RAISE Sadler has opposed change in water rates, proposuig instead that properly valuations be increased. He has discouraged action on that 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- Those attending the board meeting Friday were Barrow, Batjer.J Chinese military reports indicated also that Japanese forces marching across Anwhei province toward the railway were forced to fall city could be caned iii for a study hearsal of the main event provided until representative citizens of the one of t^e highlights of Johns of the city’s finances.    last day as a bachelor. That, too, came to a head yester-   ---— day. The mayor and commission — --—— - decided to call a conference Tues- j Max    Bentley.    <    impbell, Fulwiler, bacJ{ jeavjng the Japanese gunboat Hunter    and    Jesse    Winters. _ and    destroyer armada in the Yangtze    river, south of the flood area, I the    only active arm of the widely- heralded land-and-sea drive up the I Yangtze to Hankow. U. S. Pins Austrian Debt On Germany change the results. The vote means that Callahan county will issue $15,000 in bonds. Tile city of Baird already has voted to issue $6,000. and $27,000 aid from Works Progress administration will be asked. The vote bv boxes: Nicaraguan Canal $30,000,000 'Hopper °PPosed BY NavY Damage Foreseen Baird ............ 60 Clyde ............ 24 Putnam ......... 66 Cross Plains ..... 9S Oplin ............ 26 Cottonwood ...... 24 Eula ............. 0 9 Dudley ........... ..... 5 9 Denton ........... 3 Rowden .......... 15 Belle Plain ....... 5 cuss the various avenues of increasing revenues. It was indicated that the group to be called into the meeting will be business men, attorneys and others who have been consultd on other matters by this administration, ; on the valuations increase last year,! on Fort Phantom Hill from time to time and on a few other occasions. The Weather , DALHART. June 17.—(ZP)—Leaders in the fight aaginst a devastating infestation of grasshoppers estimated today that if four counties of the Texas Panhandle and five in J adjoining northeastern New Mexico escape damage upwards of $30,- 1 000.000 it must come through every agency and indiwdual cooperating to the utmost. Albert mitchell, rancher and coordinator in the fight for new Mexico, has carried his plea straight to President Roosevelt, d«-claring he must have thousands of dollars daily during the next two weeks to m°et the emergency. WASHINGTON. Juno IT—t.D — The navy department Joined four other government agencies today to oppose construction of a canal acorn Nicaragua at tills time It recommended. howe'cr. that the, Cardenas Suffers Legislative Defeat MEXICO CITY. June 17.- v — McCall Enters Pen A BIL I VK and vtclnit>:    Cloudy •«<* warmer today. WUST T I. VAS I Partly ch'udj today! sunday partly cloudy in south. thunder-ihowrr* and cooler In north portion. EAST I EX VS:    .'tautly    cloudy, local thunder»liower« In northeast and extreme ca*! portion today: Sunday partly cloudy. -cat lr red thundershower*. rooter In extreme north welt portion. NKW MEXICO! Partly cloudy lid** and Sunday, thundxrihowera northeait and aorth-rrntral portion*; cooler northern! rat portion today. OKI. %IIO'I ' : Partly cloudy, warmer In north nnd rant portion* today; Sunday local thundershower*, roader. Haler nt temperature yesterday: Corset Stays Fool Jail 'Gun Detector' CLEVELAND. June 17 — (UP)—A woman visitor walked between the two large concealed magnets which ingenious Sheriff Martin O’Donnell installed recently as a “gun detector" to “make the county jail ‘escape-proof’.” The narrow ween light over the magnets widened to a red glow, indicating the presence of iron or steel. The woman had told Chief Jailer Michael Kilbane that she had not metal on her person. Kilbane asked her to walk bv again. The red light flashed once more. "Well, I do have on a steel-supported corset." she flushed. WASHINGTON. June 17 —<*»> — Tile United States, calling on Ger-; many to pay Austria’s dollar lebt of more than $60,000,000. laid down j the principle today that nations I which annex other countries must prerne court was asked today to re-AUSTIN. June 17—<;p>—The basic assume the burdens with the bene- view decisions of trial and civil aboil production allowance to six of ***£•* Texas’ eight districts will be 12.044, This country thus took a stand West Central Oil Output Down 2,000 Dental Advertising Court Review Asked AUSTIN, June 17.—JJP)—'The Su pes Is courts in Sen Antonio up-   ,        w_      I    holding validity of the new law re barrels per day higher for the last diametrically opposite that of Wa!- striating advertising of dentists, half of the month than for the t!lt>r l unk. German finance minis- G w. Sherman and four other first half despite the railroad com- ter- He recently .saic Germany was San Antonio dentists sought an in-; mission s new policy    of    making a' not    responsible for Austria s debts,    junction to restrain enforcement of mid-month cut.    anri    cltecl as precedents the refusal    oertain provisions of the act, which The June 16 figures for North of Great Britain to pay the obliga- became effective January I. After Texas and the Panhandle were not ti Ona of the Boer state, of the Unit- ?osjnsz In both the 73rd district yet available here    efl States to pay Confederate debts.    COurt at San Antonio and the court Respective allowables    June 16,    and    cf France to assume Malagas , 0f civil appeals there, they appeal- June 15 and June I to the six dis-j car's obligations, iricts were: Southwest Texas, 277 -1056,    282.445 and 269.487; Gulf Coast, 238.151, 245.154 and 236 7 27; East Central. 109.593,    110,942 and 109,447; East Texas, 510,541, 510,434 and 506,897; West Central, 78,115, 80.243 and 78,104; West Texas, 212. 580. 216.874 and 211,340. ed to the state’s highest tribunal. Insurgents Advance Toward Valencia Smuggling Of Guns Into Pen Mystery HUNTSVILLE, June General Manager O. J. S. 17—GPI— Ellingson Panhandle Flood Damage $100,000 Bv (hr Associated Press Floods in the eastern portion of the Texas Panhandle receded Friday leaving devastated crops, as a search continued for four persons believed lost when the swirling waters struck suddenly Thursday. County agents estimated crop damage from rains and floods in the .Childress area during the last vtvk would exceed $100,000. While damage in Childress county itself was comparatively light. Collingsworth. Hall and Donley counties r*c'r the Oklahoma line, were hard hi£ $1,000,000,000 project be studied fur- President Lazaro Cardenas received ther.    ;    his    first    major    legislative    setback In three years today when the chamber of deputies defeated a [ proposal to place federal employes RAIFORD, Fla. June 17 — UP) — under the nation s labor laws. Franklin Pierce McCall walked into The victory scored by rightist his "death row" ceil at Florida members of congress disclosed a state prison today, 20 days after he I sharp division between them and kidnaped and killed Jimmy Cash i Cardenas’ leftist followers. Unless the state pardon board heeds The defeat of the proposal by a an appear for clemency, the 21- vote of 80 to 38 also meant the deyear-old farm laborer will die in feat of the Confederation of Mexi- p. *». >«-%t<r<iax. hs *nd si; »»»»* daw the electric chair on a date to be can Workers in its efforts to dom- * sunLr^’r^r.uV1 Va1 inate the chamber. AM fin tis AS •7 KS AA ll It 7A SS N od KOI K 1    ..... 2 ..... 3 4 ft . A . .... 7    .... 5    ---- » IO ..... It Midnight I’M SA SI BZ 92 sa ss ST A4 SI 71 Attempted Murder Arson Case Charge AUSTIN, June 17 —    —    Five charges of assault to murder and one of arson were filed today against A. E Butch, 52. after a rooming house fire here which resulted in the Injury of three Univer-1 sity of Texas students. nnd low.'*! trmprrgtnre* ti V on a set by Gov. Fred Cone. *unrt*r today. IO state policemen The posse had trailed the savages for two weeks in the mountains Howard Math Ison, 25, Austin, suf- north of Cabanatuan, which is 60 fered a fractured leg and arm when miles from Manila. he leaped from a second-story win- One Ilongot chieftain and three dow. J. S. Wilson of Hearne receiv- tribesmen were charged with speared an ankle sprain in a similar ing and beheading two fishermen. i Jump Robert Evans of Hearne was The other was accused of taking HENDAYE. France (At the Spanish Frontier), June 17—LPh—Insurgent dispatches said today General- of the Texas prison system said issimo Francisco Franco's eastern today he had not been able to armies had smashed Spanish gov- determine how eight guns were emment resistance along the Mi- smuggled into a field on the East-Jares river and resumed a general J ham prison farm, advance toward Valencia, 35 miles The guns and several rounds of to the south.    ammunition    were found yesterday. Insurgents w-ere said to have oc- Ellingson said, when Dog Sergeant ers of six Christian Filipinos, were eupied for the second time the river Charley Flournoy “saw something brought into Cabanatuan, Nueva I town of Villarreal, which had been sticking out from under a bridge Ecija province, today by a posse of recaptured bv the government in a about a mile from the camp as the counteroffensive.    convicts were coming to dinner." Filipino Headhunters Captured By Police i MANILA. June 17 —*)P>— I Ilongot hearhunters, accused Five kill - A;S2; *Mit*rl Inda), 7:47, slightly burned. PATROL CRACKS DOWN- TICKETS ISSUED 176 TRAFFIC VIOLATORS IN BRIEF DRIVE State highway patrolmen and tw’o city traffic officers Issued 176 tickets last night as a campaign for safer driving in Abilene started. Sergeant E. L. Posey and Captain Harry Hutchison, in charge of the drive, announced that from now on the patrolmen would be checking cars every night in Abilene Night Sergeant VirgU Waldrop persons given tickets had paid off their fines at his desk More are expected to appear before Judge E M. Overshiner in corporation court today. Tickets for defective lights on cars totaled 168, Sergeant Posey announced. Two speeders were given tickets. Other offenses were:    no operator’s license, 2; operating an mg without a chauffer's license, 2; running stop signs, 2. The ten patrolmen work from 8:-45 p. rn. last night to about ll o'clock. Those participating in the drive were: G. G Fitzgerald, E. E. Powell. M, r. Rierson, Paul Oder, T. A. McCann, N C. Wilson. H. C. Reeves, Sam B Guynes. Pat Ross and M B. Thomas, patrolmen; Cap- Wood- ey; C. A. Veteto and J. D ward, city traffic officers. The squad also checked brakes of several cars, but found them all in good order. They also checked horns and mufflers. Starting immediately, the officers will begin checking the steering gears. four Christian heads. Infant Smothers NACOGDOCHES. June 17.—t.P —Seven-months-old Marian Spurgeon was smothered to death today Tile child's mother, returning from washing clothes in the yard, found the lifeless body wedged between the bed and the wall. IN SPEECH BY WOODS— New Trent School Dedicated To Spread Cf Learning, Advancement Of Democracy Negro Escapes Pen HUNTSVILLE, June IT—</P)— Melvin Kanada. 25-year-old Bastrop negro, escaped the Clemens By BROOKS PEDEN TRENT, June 17—In formal dedication ceremonies at the new audi-torium-gymnasium of the recently completed Trent high school building tonight, the $31,000 structure was presented to the citizens of Trent for dessemina’ion of educa- I was chief speaker for the evening, having as his topic “The Three I Commissions " He referred first to two commissions from the Bible. The first, from J the Old Testament, was "Multiply, : replenish, subdue and rule over.” The second, from the New Testa tion and training in the standards ment, was “Go, preach, teach and of democracy. Some 500 persons, including Trent baptise." The third, and the one to which Woods gave greatest empha* citizens, Abilene representatives sis, was the commission to educate and superintendents of schools the children. It was given to the throughout the county and from individual states of the union by I reported at 11:35 last night that 29 unregistered motor vehicle, I; driv- lain Hutchison and Sergeant Pos- ‘tornado stopped operations The squad started a drive Friday prison farm at Brazoria late yester- surrounding counties, were present the constitution of the United night a week ago. but the Clyde day, record office officials of the T°r the program. Dr I.. A. Woods,    M„,^,*t/xxr «    -»    r< i e .penitentiary said tod»v    |    state superintendent of education,! See DEDICATION, I g. 3, col 6. ;