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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas WEST TEXAS' Sftlew Reporter VOL. LVIII, NO. 30. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH VOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron ABILENE, TEXAS. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 28. 1938. --TEN PAGES. CIO 'Agitators' Again Jailed In Orleans Ruckus Notional Labor Relations Board Enters Dispute NEW ORLEANS, June John Grosch, acting superintendent of police, started re-arresting CIO leaders late today as the national labor relations board stepped into truckmen's dispute. HELD SECPXTLV He said Bert Nelson and B. B. Jones, both of San Francisco, "agi- tators" who represented themselves members of the Committee for Industrial Organization, were picked up on (he street and held In secret custody. "When I te( the teven other leaderj of the he said, "I'm joins to run them ill out of town. There is no room In New Orleans for the ClO-Cum- munljt parly. "They sent a lot of 'beef men "Trom 'Frisco to agitate among the ncgrors as to their rinhls." HKAVV VIOLENCE Three' CIO members have been shot and wounded and more than 100 others arrested and released since the CIO drive against the American Federation of Labor start- ed last Wednesday. In each shoot- Ing police arrested men they satd were American Federation of Labor men. Shortly before the labor board moved Into Ihe picture more than 100 men and women, said to be connected with the CIO and arrest- ed in raids last week by police, were acquitted for lack of evidence when brought to trial in recorder's court. Strike-Held Circus Begins Southern Trek SCRANTQN, June Boggy acres of "big top" canvass we're stored away tonight. marking the end of the summer's tour of the Rlngllng brothers. Barnum and Bailey stalled here by itrike. Bv dawn city expected to find the circus grounds deserted as Ihe circus-trains began rolling south- Tird toward in Sirasota. Florida." The circus' 1600 employes, went on strike last Wednesday a nine -week tour. They refused to take a 25 per cent cut in their pay fixed by a contract a year ago. Sat- urday night an agreement was sign- ed with the American Federation cjf Actors under which the union agreed to furnish the labor needed to move the circus south. O'Doniet Addresses Bro.wnwpod Voters BHOWNWOOD, tonight continued his gubernatorial campaign in the west centra! section of Texas which took him to Stephenvllle and Comanche. earlier in the day. He continued advocating methods In state administration. Eiimnaton of what he called pro- ftssonal politicians, and full, pay- ment of old age pensions. O'Danie] will speak at lampasaj, Georgetown, and Austin tomorrow. Hunt For Youthful Heir Stalemated Clues Locking In Mountain Search ALBUQUERQUE, N, M.. June Yl for missing Medlll McCormick reached an apparent stalemate today with a complete ab- sence of clues to his fate on storm- blown Sandla peak. Fait a contingent of 120 CCC en- rollees were withdrawn tonight from the search for the 21-year- old publishing heir, and all but two or three of a doien veteran moun- tain climbers prepared lo return to their homes. At dusk the searchers again halt- ed work for the night and moved wearily down Ihe steep mountain side. Most had Ihe one brief com- ment: "nothing doing." PR ICE 5 CENTS' WEST TEXAS CONFEDERATE VETEERANS RETURN TO GETTYSBURG TO JOIN SOLDIERS THEY FOUGHT West Texas veterans of the Confederacy yesterday began their "march" on Gettysburg, where they eagerly anticipate the first and last reunion of the Blue and Gray. Aboard a special car on the Sunshine special, the Reporter- News camera snapped these: (left to right) Pecos' J. w. Prewit, 99, one of the first residents ot the Pe- cos country, as he displays his treasured UCV badge for Mis. Charles Robertson of Abilene, president of the United Daugh- ters of the Confederacy. His traveling companion Is a daugh- ter, Mrs. Charlie Manahan. Another Pecos veteran (cen- W. H. Browning, who is TO AVOID 'COMPLICATIONS'- Japs Told To Keep Off Isle Britain, France Sound Warning Pledge Selves To Act Together If Trouble Arises LONDON, June and France made known today a warning to Japan to keep hands off strategic Chinese island of Hainan, off the south China ;coast, and to act tojeSi-.er to handle any "complications." The two governments shbw'ed they were keeping jealous eyes on their interests In She far east, des- pite their preoccupation with dip- lomatic troubles in Europe. Richard Austen Butler, under- secretary for foreign affairs, told the house of commons of the warn- TOKYO, Jinie The Japanese foreiRn office today tVnied statements in the British house of commons that Rritan and France harl- warned Japan against occupying Hainan island, sit- uated near British Hongkong and FYcnch Indo-Chlna. ing, and foreign ofiice spokes- man in Paris confirmed France's readiness to stand with Britain. The two fe-vcrnmrnls told Japan if she persisted in a re- ported intention to land troops on Hainan there would result "undesirable complications." STATESMEN .MEET The disclosure was made In the commons as dispatches from Tokyo said British Ambassador Sir Robert L. Craigle spent a. half-hour today discussing Anglo-Japanese relations with the Japanese foreign minister, General Ugaki. Hainan is directly opposite north- em French Indo-Chtna. and lies close to the route between Honk- kong and Singapore, Britain's far eastern strongholds. Chinese reported Japanese troops tried on Sunday lo land on the island but were repulsed by machine-gun fire. 'Stork Derby' Mother Faces Divorce Suit TORONTO, June Pauline Mae Clarke, a partially-successful contestant in the Millar stork derby, today was named defendant in a divorce ac- tion instituted by George R. Clarke. In a court hearing last February Mrs. Clarke testified five of her ten children were born afier she sep- arated from her husband. TufJuf-Pulf Putt Is At Large; He's A Pet Alligator And May Hiss Or Bark At You If the missus finds a black and cream milggtor on the front steps this morning instead rvf the milk bottles, don't accuse her of guz- zling all Ihe vanilla extract in the house and seeing "willies Possibly It is an alligator and if it Is, his name is Putt-Putt (pro- nounced the way a motor boat sounds.) When Dorothy Spinks 1242 Hickory, ras teaching, in a New Orleans school, one ot her pupils gave her a tiny alligator, about nine Inches long. She kept him with her last year while teaching in Hanger and when vacation time came brought him home with her "He's really a charming little she said, "and he hisses when he's mad and barks when he's hungry." About 25 Inches long nowrPutt-Putt esceped from his pool Sun- day leaving no visible clues as to his whereabouts'. To the finder Miss Spinks offers substantial reward and for Putt-Putt, if he comes home of his own accord, she is saving a pound of the choicest liver Jn town. BERLIN RECALLS SINO ENVOY; BELIEVE RELA1IONS BROKEN Diplomats See In Action Parallel With Break With Government Spain In 1933 .BERLIN, June appeared here' tonight that the nazi regime believes the time hns come for a cooling of relations with china Diplomatic quarters believed recall of the ambassador to Hankow Oskar Trautmann. might be but the first step in the direction of sever- ance of relations with General Chiang Kai-Shek's regime. While there nas no official information on Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop's motive In calling I i Trautmann for a report, for- I3n I iTTAHrnirt eign observers saw the beginning of JdL) Ul tciljlVc a parallel with action in spain After the outbreak of the Span- ish civil war. Germany gradually HSU Horned Frog Second In California Event Coming Home To Prove Prowess Cowboy, the horned frog that won place In the Collegiate Can- ter division of Conlinira's (Calif.) World Championship horned load derby, will be returned to Texas to chalUngifi all racefrc.fs. Particularly antagonize will be his attitude toward all Eastland yunty horned frogs, said C.Hcrschel Schooiey. Hardin-Slmmons minister of propaganda. F.islland counts- folks, still balloon-headed because a homed frog puller! a Rlp-Van- Wtnkle In their courthoivie corner- during the first third of the 20th century, have challenged the rowdy young frog off of H-SU's forty ?cros to come down there and race. Schooler said he would st- Icn'pi to b'.hg of California's tesl to Texas lo: racing, ill hcs rrjiably reported, however, that the Texas legislature n-ill frown on parl-rmitucl belling on the racc- frosjs.) Treasure Island, rntrred by the Goldfn Gale Exposition, won the. finals jn Coaling's world champion- ship tournament by scampering out of Ihe 16-foot circle In 2j seconds. Defeating Cowboy in the Collegiate Canter was Oskte Wow Wow. enter- ed by the University of California Dutchman from Texas Christian was third, Mighty Mitt front Fresno state fourth ,and Bronco Benny from Santa Clara fifth. After defeating nil the oilier racc- frogs In Texas, Cowboy will no doubt be pvu Into training for next year's Calinga event. Tills ye-ar's races i marked the jlxln rcniwal of that icltsste. Bogging Down SHANGHAI, June pan's war on China slion-ed signs tonight of bogging down on all fronts. The most active front was the Yangtze river valley, about 200 miles from Generalissimo Chiang Kai- Shek's provisional capital. The contest on this front, with Chinese troops, shore batteries and planes stubbornly opposing the up- river drive toward Hankow, was de- veloping into a deadly game of give and lake, with the Chinese report- ing recapiure of strong positions 20 miles below the great boom at Jfatowchcn. In a sector nlong the north bank, near Tikiang, the Chinese- were de- withdreK- from government Spain then followed with positive suppor o t Insurgent General Francisco Franco. Germany, similarly, has given at Ifasi ideological endorsement to the Japanese cause in Ihe far eastern conflict, and certainly no one here believes that Traut- mann will return to China. It is known, however, the Chin- ese generalissimo tried hard to hold Trautmann, and (hat he also made highly attractive offers to General Baron Alexander von Falkenhausen and his military advisors to Chiang, who also have been recalled. (Trautmann and the advisors were to leave Hankow Turffiay, unless Chiang Intervened or Berlin altered its instructions.) HANKOW. China. June .-v-.. uc- (jjijjja JUiip 27__IH'I__ fending two stratcslc hills from Twenty-seven German military ad- which their guns could sweep the visors who helped Gtneraiissim- rivcr when the Japanese assault Ihe Matowchen barrier. The Chinese reported that from these positions they were able to best off two spirited attempts to land Japanese marine reinforce- ments. Japanese aerial operations against south China, including the Ishr.d of Hainan off the Kwanstung coast, continued without any further sljn that a major south China offensive was starting. ACC Students' Hurts Minor In Bus Wreck None of Ihe 21 or 22 students I aboard was injured scrimislv early Monday niflu when the "Abilene Chri.MUn college bus m-j'turned 21 miles from Carlsbad. President James p. Cox of ACC contacted the parly by wire and telephone to Icarn that only minor scratches and bruises were sustain- ed. The bus was badly damaged. The party had visited Carlsbad caverns earlier In the day, as a re- Riilnr extra-curricular activity of the ACC summer Khool. and wss en route to Pecos to spend the nisht. Instead, they rrriiniM lo Catlx- 95 years of age. He is making the trip with a grandson, Brooks Richardson, as his es-. ,cort. All set for the reunion, John Lewis Clark, 94, of Rotan. and his escort, Raymond Eakin, a ABILENE VET JOINS TREK TO WAR SITE By GARTH JONES From every comer of the con- tinent yesterday remnants of the forces of the Confederate and Un- ion armies began a last trek to the little Pennsylvania town of Gettys- burg. Upon this battlefield stark with memories of one of the bloodiest battles of the rlvU strife, all differences will H forioHen as both sides frater- nize In a joint reunion Jane 29 Yesterday AbHene's sole surviving Charles H. 89, took a train at Lubbock for the reunion slte.'He left Abilene six weeks ago to visit hb snn-liv.Spur.___ DAUGHTER HAPPT A daughter, Mrs.'S. L. Grant, 474 Merchant, when informed of his departure expressed Joy at his be- ing able to go. He had been In ill health and the last word they re- ceived from him, she said, he was not planning to go. Harvey T. McPeeters, 91. of Win- ters left Abilene yesterday after- noon on the p. m. train for Gettysburg. He was accompanied by A. O. Slrothers, Winters attor- ney, as his attendant. Wearing A natty new straw hat, Mr. McPeeters calmly fanned his long white beard with an old fash- ioned palm leaf fan as a photo- grapher took his picture. "Make me look he told the cameraman. INDIAN FIGHTER Enlisting in the Capt. Newton Duncan calvary, Mr. McPeeters was one of the youngsters" of the war. Although he never saw action in any of the of the war be- tween the states, he is a veteran of 11 Indian "scraps." Just east of Abilene, he said, he and four other Texas Rangers, siood off 30 Indians. That was in 1870. For Sec VETERANS, Pf. 10, Cot. 1 The Weather ARII.K.NK- mnif vtclnltj: rnrtlf do WEST TKXAS: r.lr. warmer In north, local In jioulli pojtlon Jafjd IVrdnrada) partly ctaodj EAST TBXAS: Clradj lo fartlf elomr In pouthwrjl portion Rio oiler rattrrly lo Motherly wlndi OKLAHOMA; ctertr. NEIV .MFXICO: (fnndy rfwtral portfont llltlc change Ln Chiang Kai-Shek build a modem army are prepared to depart China tomorrow, new orders are! received from Berlin. The Germans are credited wilh much of the- strategy by which Chin- ese checked the Japanese army last spring. H was Chiang mlsht ftt Uie last minute refuse them permis- sion to leave, but Chinese officials' generally thought this unlikely I mJnM" I German advisors on May 21, after' agitallon attributed to Japan who Is 1 linked with Germany in accord to combat communism. II SS Mldntshl Hfrhfsl InwcJl lemperalnYfY 1 p. m. S9 and BA: inntrl wrltt tt mdinc it 9 p. m. .11. grandson. There was. a fourth West Tex- as veteran on the train when it reached Abilene, Cicero C. Martin of McCaulley, accom- panied by his grandson, K E. Rector. A fifth, H. T. Me of Winters his es- cort, Judge A. O. Stroiher, boarded the afternoon eastbound train. All of the veterans are travel- Ing in air-conditioned pullman comfort, their expenses and that ot their escorts paid by the na- tional government. CHAMBERLAIN REFUSES ARMS FOR BRITISH MERCHANT SHIPS Angry Commons Assails Minister As Rebels Bomb Two Other Vessels hard-pressed prime minister, back angry demands today that British merchants ships be armed to beat off attacking warplanes Si and members of the house of commons harried Chamberlain In a heated session after Spanish insurgent planes blasted two more ships flying the, union jack. Chamberlain promised hi I rrillci nothing and awaited re- lorn of the British commercial aient, Sir Robert M. Rvdnon, Brililrt'i npretentatlTr' Im Mlrient Spain, who ii cxyteM: brine conciUatorr HKh Alliance Attack Controversy On -r Liquor Question Abilene druggists made no reply yesterday afternoon to a charge by 23 members of the Abljene Mlnls- teiial Alliance that "certain drug stores" were spots for un- dermining of morals of our, youth and embarrassment of our Chris- tian encouragement of lawlessness." Neither did they comment on a pledge by the ministers to "call upon the entire community to let Its Influence and efforts be felt, to combat this growing and threaten- ing evil to our youth, our honws and our Christian schools, and to spare no time and effort till our city is rid of this condition." According to officials.of the local druggists association, the druggists took the position that discussion or argument of the statements would tend only to cause ill feeling- and possible controversy rather than clarify the matter. The quoted statements are taken from a strongly worded resolution passed by the ministers yesterday at the regular monthly meeting of the alliance. They were expressing "disappointment" that local drug stores which recently surrendered their medicinal liquor permits had decided to keep them after they were returned by the liquor control board supervisor. The resolution condemned drug stores and doctors who "are .defeat- ing the Intent and purpose of the prescription liquor law which was and is intended for legitimate medicinal use only." In conclusion, they pledged to "frown upon any and every one, drug store proprietor and doctor, who are parties to this menace that has been thrust upon us. And that we pledge ourselves to expose and oppose this lawlessness till It Is ban- ished from our midst." Meeting with the ministers were Sheriff Sid McAdams. Police Chief Hackney. County Judge York and District Attorney Otis Miller. Storm Contribution A contribution of J10 for the Clyde storm relief fund was received Mon- Wage-Hour Bill Made Law With FD's Signature Administrator May Be Named In Few Weeks WASHINGTON, June 27 President Roosevelt has signed the wage-hour bill, thereby giving Ihe "go ahead" signal for a vast experi- ment In putting a "floor" under pay rates and a "ceiling" over hours. The act will go Into operation October 24, when, officials satd, some persons receiving less than 25 cents on hour are to have their pay Increased to 25 cents. Whether any court fight over the act will delay its operation has yet to determined. The act provides for appointment of a wage-hour administrator, and well-informed officials said they ex- pect the president to fill this post before he starts on his trip to the west July 7. The act to Industries, Jn Interstate commerce, with tome They will bt required to pay a minimum wage of 25 cents an hour during the lint yiar ader October 24. During the second year and five subsequent years the wage rate min- imum will be 30 cents, and the end of seven years after the ict goes into effect, the flat minimum wlU be 40. WEEK To place a celling over hours the measure provides a maximum work week, of 44 hours the first year. 42 hours the second year, and 40 hours thereafter. The administrator Is empowered to set up committees to Investigate wage conditions In various Indus- tries and to recommend payment of the highest minimum rates as soon as economically Justified. Thus; the 40-cent minimum might be reached in some Industries In much less than seven years. The measure also prohibits "op- pressive child exempts'tome Industrie! 'from "wage aod hour'reg- ulalion, and Jreyides payment of time and a hill for overtime except in itason induitrief, where.the work XELATIONS': It was possible mounting Britiih anger orer repeated 'attacks on British shipping might force Cham- BARCELONA, June 27- The Sptnbh rorernunit nlfhl puMifhed lo Great Britain approving MtabUahnent of a neutral commMon to in- air nidi m unforti- fied Spanbh ciUo. TW, declaration Implied a pUdje not retaliate with nidi on defenxlen insurant towns but hinted at powlblt re- prints other unspecified berlaln to keep Sir Robert at home and sever the seml-dtplomalic rela- tions with Franco. Some Quarters admitted evert Franco might be unable to curb operations of his German and Italian pilots and and equipment from" two coun- tries which Chamberlain is do- Ing his utmost to "appease." Thus In the last analysis. Cham- berlain might face the alternative of angering Premier Mussolini and Relchsfuehrer Hitler or of driving his own supporters In parliament Into the opposition camp. Insurgents Bomb Two British Ships VALENCIA, June Bent airplanes today cljUroyed two more British ships off the Spanish coast, killing four crewmen and See CHAMBERLAIN, tf. H, cot. J Pair Convicted Of Blackmail In Kidnap WHITE PLAINS. N. J.. June 77. Jury today convicted Wer- ner Fted Luck, 23, and Edward John Penn, 13, of attempted blackmail In the kldnaping-murder of Peter Le- vlne. County Judge Frant Coyne re- manded the North Pvham, N. Y.. youths to Jail and Mid he would impose sentence In a few days. They were arrested March 19 af- ter G-men received a Up plan- ned to collect toO.OM from Peter day from the oypsum Mill Workers [LevtneV father, Muray, Manhat- unlon No. 212SO at Rotan. I tan lawyer. HIS SHOTS SET OFF WORLD Hunter Becomes 111 While Making Speech DALLAS. June Political machines and "biased publicity writ- ers on the payrolls of the present state administration" were assailed by Tom Hunter tonight in his week- ly broadcast In his campaign for the gubernatorial nomination. The candidate's headquarters an- nounced thai Hunter became ill while Flowers Placed On Sarajevo Assassin's Grave that the Hie address and completed by i iimm iv> V--.TL nidi was compiCtCvi oy bad after Ihe accident, and will re-1 Men Walker, who read from a pre- ilurn by commercial bus today. I pared copy, Br AI.VIN .1. STEIXKOPF SARAJEO. Yugoslavia. June 27 Someone placed a handful of carnadons today on Ihe obscure grave of Gavrllo Priniip, the youth whose wcll- almea pistol fhot 24 years ago touched oft the world war. Otherwise, this semi-oriental city drowsed In the heat ot a Bosnian summer and took little note thnt Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary asstsstnated here by Priiuip tin June 28. 1914. The authorities didn't know about the carnations and didn't care. Prinzlp was largely forgotten man. Tourists manifested mild In- terest In the little bridge over the Mlljazka river the heart of the city, near which Franz Ferdinand and hli wife, the Princess Sophie, were slain by Prinzip's shots. A guide today explained that the spot was well-chosen, that young Prlnilp reckoned wllh the fact the crown prince's rlage would have to slow down before making a sharp turn lo cross the bridge. There wsj some caustic comment when a tablet was unveiled there June 1929, many critics holding that an incident which caused so much suffering lo the world should not have been commemorated with such ceremony. The body of Prlnzlp was brought to Sarajevo for burial in He and his fellow con- spirators. Kedeljko Tschab- rinowilsch and Trlfko Orabesch, died In prison while they were senlng 20-year sentences for their assault on the crown prtnce. On Yeili, Of War BUENOS AIRES, A new Boli- via and Paraguay over the dismal Chaco wilderness grew representatives of six neutral court- tries struggled to a break- down in territorial negotiations. The neutrals are trying to fix a definite boundary to end a century old dispute over the Chaco area. Paraguay's aspirations to retain nearly all the tl.Titory gained in the three year war from 1932-to 1935, and refusal to yield Bolivia a port on the upper Paraguay river dead- locked the conversations. The mitral conferees are Argen- tina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay arm the United States. 7 Texas Companies Face U. S. Charges SAN ANTONIO, June Four major packing companies and- three Texas prcxluce dealers wera accused of violating the and storage dealers' act of 1921 1n a hearing here today before R. L. Dillman, representing the U. S. department of agriculture. The testimony in the hearing is devoted to alleged manipulation of prices In the South Texas turkey market of recent years. Defendants against the charges here are Armour and company, the Cudahy packing company. Swift and company. Wilson and company, the Western produce company, the Amarillo poultry and sgg company and the Port Worth poultry and egg company, Death Takes First State Hospital Head Dr. John Preston Succumbs At 86 Dr. John Preston, 86, former Abllcnlan, died Monday at his. home In Austin. Dr. Preston was one of the eommltteemen who selected the site for the Abilene State hos- pital ind was superintendent 'of the institution from Its founding in September. 1903 until 1509. From Abilene he went lo Austin to be superintendent of the Aus- tin hospital for the Insane. He held that position until IW when he relired and became chief of staff of the eleemosynary di- vision of the state board of con- trol. He had been medical In- spector for the board of control for the past year. Dr. Preston was well known In Abilene during his residence here. He was ictlve In promoting Abilene as the site of a stale hospital, was responsible lor the organization of the Abilene hospital and formally received the first patient into the Institution. He Is survived by his wife, four sons, three daughters and several grandchildren. One grandson, Louis Prfston. served In the Abilene stale hospital several years ago at a med- ical student.
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