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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 9, 1938, Abilene, Texas WIST TEXAS'NEWSPAPER ★★★ EVENING Scores Proposal To Form 'Livinc Room' Cabinet FORT WORTH. July 9—(UP) —Texas’ political faithful flocked to Fort Worth today to greet the nation's democratic chieftain. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, when he stops here tonight to relax from a crosscountry trip to rally support for the New Deal. All advance notices were that Mr. Roosevelt's Texas stay was to be “non-political." if such was possible for the party leader during a campaign year. Elliott Roosevelt, riding into Texas on his father’s train from Oklahoma, said that “no political audiences will be held” when the president visits the sons home at Benbrook over the week-end. Democratic leaders and candidates nevertheless arranged to greet Mr. Roosevelt, and some to accompany him from Fort Worth to Amarillo Monday. Governor James V. Allred, retiring from office this year, headed the group that will meet the presidential special. New Deal issues are not of major importance in democratic races for congress and state offices this summer, but several candidates’ names were linked with the visit. One was Maury Maverick. 20th district congressman from San Antonio who is having a bitter fight for reelection. Paul Kilday. Maverick's opponent, charged that Maverick was trying to “crash” the presidential special for its journey across Northwest Texas. Karl Crowley of Fort Worth, former solicitor general for the postoffice, was expected to discuss with Mr. Roosevelt his race for governor. Several other congressmen, a few hard - pressed in their campaigns for re-election, were expected to seek the presidential blessing. Among those absent will be Vice President John N. Garner, frequently mentioned as an opponent of New Deal policies. Garner's office at Uvalde reported that the vice president would spend the week-end at home—possibly fishing. By United Press Attorney General William McGraw, speaking at Denton Friday night, continued his attack on W. Lee O’Daniel, Fort Worth flour mills executive opposing McCraw in the gubernatorial race. “It is high time that the people of Texas should decide whether they are going to make the highest office within their gift a plaything for a medicine showman who brings no more warrant for his career than a piccolo player,” McCraw said. “My administration,” McCraw promised, “will not be conducted in the front room of the governor's mansion with the shades drawn.” He was referring to O’Daniel’s proposal to form a “living-room cabinet.” “Since coming to Texas, he (O-Daniel) has had opportunity enough to help the state. But he wouldn’t even pay his poll tax, he refused to qualify himself to vote, even to help gain an old age pension for his oldsters. “They say in Fort Worth that he has had trouble with labor,” the attorney general charged. “I have even heard him quoted as saying that no man in overalls was worth more than $1.50 a day. “When you ask O'Danlel a question about government, he turns to his band says* boys, play ‘Pappy, Pass the Biscuits'.’ ” O DANIEL REPLIES Meanwhile, O'Daniel answered charges of his opponents in rallies at Waxahachie and Cleburne. He said that “Whispering” would be the theme song for the hill-billy band which accompanies him on stump appearances. "My opponents O Daniel said, “are spending lots of time trying to hunt up something in my past in this campaign. Tney sent up to my birthplace in Ohio to try to prove that I voted republican. But the laugh was on them when they discovered I moved down south from that state when I was three years old. But let them whisper if they want to. It does no harm, and that's the way of professional politicians. We business men have to overlook it.” Ernest O. Thompson of Amarillo, Texas railroad commission member and candidate for governor, explained his “industr.xl program and farm-ranch relief plan," upon which his platform largely is based, at Wichita Falls Friday night. It Lubbock, Mrs. Tom Hunter of Wichita Falls spoke in behalf of her husband’s race for governor after Hunter already had talked and led the audience in a song designed as a parody on his opponents. FDR Emphatic in Asking Voters to Return Barkley ABOARD PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT’S TRAIN EN ROUTE TO OKLAHOMA CITY, July 9.—(AP)—Presi- j dent Roosevelt, anxious to keen his friends in the senate, advanced today toward Oklahoma’s nolitical battleground. NEW DEAL SUPPORTER The day’s engagements took him into the democratic senatorial primary fight involving Senator Elmer Thomas, Governor E. W. Marland and Representative Gomer Smith. The president was expected to give the edge in his Oklahoma appearances to Thomas, a loyal administration supporter. During stumping across Ohio and Kentucky yesterday Mr. Roosevelt gave a verbal push to the candidacies for renomination of Senators Robert J. Bulkley of Ohio and Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky. The chief executive was especially emphatic about Barkley, the senate majority leader, contending in four talks that present day problems demand the understanding of national minded lawmakers of the Barkley type. The president's Oklahoma schedule called for platform appearances at McAlester and Shawnee and a big speech tonight at Oklahoma City's state fairgrounds. Speeding across Arkansas, he arranged a platform talk at Booneville. TO JOIN ENTOURAGE Two of the Oklahoma senatorial candidates—Thomas and Marland-^ wired White House secretaries as the IO car presidential special rolled through Tennessee that they would ride the train through part of that state. Senator Josh Lee and three Oklahoma representatives. Lyle H. Boren, Wilburn Cartwright and ’ Will Rogers also arranged to Join the presidential entourage. Governor Lloyd C. Stark of Missouri and Arkansas senators. Hattie W. Carraway and John E. Miller also were expected to board the special. Elliott Roosevelt planned to come aboard before his father reached Fort Worth. Conferences with those officials and the four speeches promised a busy day for the chief executive Some hours were allotted for the speech writing. The manner in which the president would promote the candidacy of Thomas remained in doubt up until speaking time. In Ohio, Mr. Roosevelt twice praised Bulkley. In Kentucky, he called both Barkley and Governor A. B. Chandler, the candidates for the senatorial nomination, his friends. The president added he was not interested “in any shape, manner or form'1 in the Kentucky primary but he suggested at the same time, that Barkley s shoes in the senate would be hard to fill. SEN. ELMEP THOMASMcCALLS HEAR 'NO CLEMENCY SEIN. R. J. BULKLEY Mrs. Franklin Pierce McCall, Sr., and Jr., mother and wife of the kidnaper of young James Cash, hear the Florida state pardon board at 'i/allahasscv: refuse to grant clemency to the condemned man.3 Nations Offer Refugees Haven EVIAN-LEJS-BAINS, France. July 9—<JP)—Three Latin American nations offered today to open their doors to German and Austrian refugees after other countries had told the Evian conference they could not permit mass immigration. Mexico pledged “asylum to foreigners w'ho are afraid for their lives” and promised opportunities for them to work. The Dominican republic promptly followed suit as did Peru, the latter making an except, however, of refugee intellectuals. SEN. ALBEN W. BARKLEY ABILENE ami vicinity; Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Weft Texas: Generally fair tonight and Sunday. East Texas: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Highest temperature yesterday ..    91; Lowest temperature this morning . 70John Wood Confers With Friends Here FINANCED BY GERMANY, INDIA License Seen As Means to Curb Monopoly WASHINGTON. July 9—(JP) — Senator King <D-Utah) urged today legislation for compulsory licensing of unused patents as one way of curbing monopolistic tendencies in business. King, a member of the monopoly investigating rommittee, wrote Thurman Arnold, assistant attorney general, that he hoped the justice department would recommend such legislation when it completes its ’■'art in the monopoly study. “There is no doubt,” King asserted. “that some large corporations have bought up patents that they have never used and had no intention of using at the time they were purchased. They thus have impeded progress while protecting their own process of manufacture or products.” He suggested legislation requiring a patent holder to make use of a patent within five years or allow others to use it. Patent holders now may retain exclusive rights for 17 years. Arnold, th® justice department representative on the Honopoly committee, indicated that patents and patent tools would e be a major subject for study. Senator 0*’Mahoney (D-Wyo), chairman of the monopoly committee. said he thought an investigation of patent trends highly important because he believed evidence would support the charge that many monopolies had. been built up largely through the acqui-sition and retention of fundamental patents. John Wood of Shelby County, candidate for railroad commissioner and present senior member of the Texas highway commission, left Abilene today after several conferences with local friends and supporters, and expected to spend the night at Mineral Wells, where he was invited to address a meeting of business men. His stop in Abilene was a part of a trip through the Panhandle and South Plains. “Four w’eeks ago today I was tn Abilene,” said Woods, “and since that time I have been in almost every section of Texas, and everywhere the response to my campaign convinced me that T will lead the ticket.”Chief Denies WPA Is Aiding Borkley WASHINGTON, July 9— <A»>— WPA Chief Harry Hopkins accused critics of the administration today of “trumping up” what he called "loose and unfounded charges” that the work relief agency was engaged in political activity. In a letter to Senator Vandenburg Hopkins denied that the agency had distributed groceries or other commodities in a large paper bag bearing the name of Senator Barkley, candidate for renomination in Kentucky. * SYRIAC) U    > r / ti DAMASCUS (jtCldTHf)    V* J    \ ^ |5f« Of UAL >± st    \    \    . TPULAK'S- tfOHLlDAM (Br.)Schmeling Cheered BREMERHAVEN. Germany, July 9—t£V_a small crowd cheered Max Schmeling as he disembarked from the liner Bremen, but the Berlin press paid very little attention today to his return from the United States where he was defeated by Joe Louis, heavyweight boxing champion. nom El Mufti’s exile near Beirut, anti - British plotting stirs the Arab world. Rumor says the Mufti gets most of his money from India and Germany. The Italian funds he is believed to have received seem to have been cut off by the Anglo-Italian agreement. LEADERS ARE FEW Lack of men who really can lead has handicapped the brigands, but of late, the full force of the Mufti’s terror has been turned upon the vacilating Arab in Palestine, for Haj Amin does not want the partition commission to think a single Arab might be in favor of the scheme to divide the Holy Land. Thus the Mufti, in exile, has built up for himself the most coveted position in the Arab world today. The French will not arrest him. declining to provoke an Arab uprising in North Africa; the local Syrian and Lebanese authorities will not touch him, because he has wormed his way into the higher circles. He will be the man of the hour if Arab independence should become a reality in part 6r all of Palestine or if there should be a federation of Arab states. ATLANTA, Ga.. July 9 —<UP> —A coalition was formed today to back a specific piece of reform legislation. Gov. E. D. Rivers. Mayor William Hartsfield, and City Councilman C M. Bolen want a law to prohibit restaurants cutting chickens into only two pieces before they're fried. They want the chickens thoroughly dissected in the kitchen. The coalition wishes Georgia to return to the “old Southern tradition’’ in the matter of fried chicken Bolen announced that he would introduce an ordinance at the next meeting of the city council, which would require: ® Fried chickens to be cut into Mnall^ieces because a half of a chicken slides off the plate when the diner attempts to carve it. 9 “Chicken soup to contain chicken.” Bolen is locally celebrated as the .sponsor of a movement to force shopkeepers to hang their awnings higher so tall men won t bump their heads on them. LIBERALS VS. CONSERVATIVES— FDR Demonstrates Vigor of Speech CampaignReward for Capture Of Pierson Boosted WASHINGTON. July 9— (A*) — President Roosevelts first addresses on his western tour dispelled for capital politicals any doubts as to the vigor of the campaign he intends to wage for a clear-cut political division of “liberals” and “conservatives” as he defines them. In Ohio and Kentucky, he made sharply clear that he would like to have Senators Bulkley and Barkley returned t' congress because of their support of administration measures. And the lengthy laudation he accorded Barkley showed th* extent to which Mr. Roosevelt was willing to stake his personal prestige on the success of candidates high in his favor. There seemed no doubt that elsewhere across the country he would put In a word for administration stalwarts up for reelection, and his fighting mood strengthened the probability that he would speak out against some of the senators who have opposed him. The ultimate success of Mr. Roosevelt’s campaign, as he has outlined it so far, would mean a "liberal” label for the democrat ic party and a “conservative” one for the republican party—using the Roosevelt definitions—in 1940. Already he has encountered his ! AUSTIN. Ju'y 9.— (UP) —Gov. first difficulties—with those whom James V. Allred still hopes for the he would call “conservatives” with- recapture of Howard Pierson, in-in his own party. They include sane-slayer of his parents, and has senators who have blocked some of offered a $500 reward for informa-his favored measures and some dem- tion leading to his arrest or capture, ocratic leaders whoso first consid- The offer will appear in the Au-eration is party solidarity.    gust issue of a Pulp magazine. The chief executive thus far has through which Governor Allred is indicated no place for them in his announcing it. Rewards are said ideal “liberal” party, and from them now to total $1,250. he may expect opposition to the    Pierson escaped from the Austin last.    State Hospital April IS, 1938. Haj Amin Effendi Al Hussein! El Mufti ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 9, 1938