Corsicana Semi Weekly Light, March 11, 1938

Corsicana Semi Weekly Light

March 11, 1938

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Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light (Newspaper) - March 11, 1938, Corsicana, Texas TwiceAWeeh Visitor SemiWeekly Morning Light carriei state and world news Into thousand of rural homei ID Navarro and surround ing twlco each Every worth while Item of from every point li thoroughly fl Home of he Daily Sun and SemiWeekly Homing UgM LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE Fifty Years of Service The SemiWeekly hai been an outstanding working for the advancement of the rural communities of and ndincvnt cuun tlos for more than fifty Its incepts Is oound up with the growth of Rural MARCH PAGES FIGHTING IN VIENNA STREETS TOTAL OUTLAYS OF COMMITTEE URGE NATIONAL RESOURCES COM MITTEE REPORT TRANSMIT TED CONGRESS THURSDAY outlays of on federal and nonfederal projects were recommended by the na tional resources committee today in a report sent to congress by President Roose The in his latter of described the report as a comprehensive national plan for the conservation and develop ment of our water The report recommended use of on primarily cral projects and on nonfederal developments In which local communities would share in the I recommend careful study of these documents by the the President because they present a frame of reference for legislative programs affecting water and because they illustrate an approach to the systematic husbandry of our na tural resources on a democratic regional The report proposed a six year construction and investigation program for the utilization and conservation of the nations water resources and unified policy of water control and develop In Accordance With Message The President told the congress the report was In accordance with his message of August when he vetoed a senate resolution authorizing the drafting Ijy army engineer of a broad flood control In that veto he said the local and regional basis of planning was Roosevelt said the propos als recommended by the resources committee were upon find Ings of 45 joint statefederal basin committees composed of more than iiOO local state and federal proposals In the he provide a guide for au thorizations of surveys and con struction of flood con rural water sup wild life beach erosion hydroelectric pow and other water Because it was necessary to Head TflM pONEY WAS GIVEN HEARING BY CALIFORNIA SOLON8 Thompson of as president of the MothcrsinLaw of presided over Ama rillos MotherInLaw EXPORTS MORE AND IMPORTS LESS IN MONTH JANUARY UNITED KINGDOM ALMOST DOUBLES PURCHASES OVER A YEAR AGO See WATER Page 11 Speed of Planes Expected Reach 500 Miles Hour March which will fly at speeds appproaching the speed of sound are just around the an aeronautical engineer told the Society of Automotive Engineers Lampton of Williams declared that 500mile anhour airplanes operating at high altitudes soon will be built and that planes capable of flying 600 miles an hour arc conceiv The speed of sound is approx imately 800 miles an Prev ious estimates of the ultimate speed of human flight have fixed the figure at somewhere between 475 and 550 miles per In a special highspeed wind tunnel oC the national advisory committee for aeronautics at Langley speeds of 700 miles per hour can be demon Tests of model airplanes in this tunnel have Indicated that at speeds In excess of 400 miles an hour a shock wave develops on the wings or ndse of an air plane and creates a tremendous thus definitely limit ing its March United States sold more goods to and bought less goods from every section ot the world In January than In the same month last The Commerce department said today January exports totaled totaled compared with in Im ports dropped from to The departments monthly re port also showed for the first time how trade was divided be tween countries with which the United States has reciprocal trade agreements and those countries without The Innova tion was prompted by popular in terest in the new agreement with Czechoslovakia and the pending negotiations with Great Compared with the same month last January exports to agreement countries increased from to while exports to nonagreement countries increased from 000 to Imports from agreement countries decreased from to and Imports from nonagreement coun tries dropped from to The United largest American increased Its January purchases from 000 to while reducing its sales to America from 000 to See Page 3 Doings of Congress Ity The Associated TODAV leaders hope for final vote on tax revision Government reorganization Senate continues committee con tinues hearings on longondshort haul committee be gins hearings on bill to create new air subcommittee continues hearings on BorahO Mahoney Industrial licensing Civil com mittee begins Investigation of Johnstown citizens VKSTEBDAY House revolt struck closely held corporation levy from tax Senate debated government re organization and the proposed in vestigation of CONVICTED PREPAREDNESS DAY PARADE DYNAMITER PLEADS HIS CASE convicted Preparedness Day parade appeared personally before the state assembly toy to further his long and vehement cam paign for freedom and vin Mooney appeared as the result of a legislative subpoena in sued by the assembly while his sym pathizers In that body prepared two measures designed to declare him innocent and give him his The assembly voted 36 to 20 against of Mooneys speech although facili ties had been Assemblymen Paul in troducing presented him as a victim of an unjust con Since his Richie the State of California has been on trial and is on trial to I wish to express my admira tion for a man who has given 22 years for Mooney could hardly be heard as he opened his I he to give thanks to those responsible for permitting me to appear I have a deep sense of appreciation for the opportuni ty to present my It is difficult for one who has See Page 11 ANOTHER REVENUE BILL MAY BE ASKED TO REPLACE TAXES REMOVAL OF CLOSELY HELD CORPORATIONS TAX WILL LEAVE SHORTAGE CRIMINAL ACTION FORECAST RESULT WHITNEY PROBE DEWEY BOTH MAY BE CALLED INTO COL LAPSE INVESTIGATION NEW criminal division of the United Slates attor neys office and District At torney Thomas Dewey today both entered the in vestigation of the collapse of Richard Whitney and leading Wall street brokerage headed by Richard five times president of the New York Stock famous as a rackets informed Assistant State Attorney General Ambrose conducting a public hearing he would be glad to assist in any criminal aspects of he case that might McCall said he accepted the Gregory chief of the cderal prosecutors criminal dlvls said he had been instructed by Brlen assistant United States Attorney General in Wash to begin an investigation of the case with a view to presenta tion before the federal grand with the cooperation of Bankruptcy Referee Irwin Kurtz and the se curities and exchange Morgan sent McCall a memorandum answering a sub poena explaining that while they originally loaned Whitney on an unsecured note In he paid them on It during and last year the note was made collectable from Richard Whitney Instead of Richard Whitney The note was reduced another to and Morgan as such disposed of the asset by letting certain part including the estate of the late Thomas acquire Whitneys personal obliga tion was transferred to his com pany Morgan companys asset was transferred to certain George broth er of Is a Morgan partner but It was not implied that he was especially interested in tho He was said to be in March house decided tentatively today to increase the tax on liquor from to a gallon as a means of obtaining most of the to which might be lost by the tentative discarding of a proposed tax on closely heli March Chairman Doughton CDNCI of the ways and means committee sug gested today that congress might be asked to enact a second revenue bill to make up the estimated to pared from the prospective yield of the tax revision measure by removal of a levy on closely held He said that was his own idea and did not necessarily represent the views of his He added that he had not receiv ed from the treasury any sugges tions for additional revenue and had not asked for although he had discussed the revenue situation with Secretary Morgenthau this Earlier Morgenthau told report ers the treasury was preparing al ternate revenueraising proposals for Donghtons guidance should the latter desire UNUSUALLY HEAVY DEPOSITS OF EGG PODS RAISE FEARS OF BIG GRASSHOPPER DAMAGE IN 1938 By PAUL SHOEMAKER Associated Press Farm March ly heavy deposits of egg from which will spring hordes of hungry raised fears among mldwcstern farmers to day that crop destruction by the pest this year was potentially greater than in Throughout the area known as the breadbasket of America billions of hopper eggs need only the warmth of late without too much cold to Then the pests would be ready to gorge themselves on tender alfalfa and other Manifestly concerned with the problem of crop department of agriculture ex ports are now conducting a aev vey of some 20 preparing for a campaign against the pest Which have become quite preval ent eacli spring and summer since the 1934 Already farmers In some of the more seriously infested states have Committees are being organized to direct the spreading of poison provided by the government and cooperat ing on a countytownshlp community Department of agriculture of ficials estimated hoppers destroy ed crops worth 66 million dollars in 24 states last Seven western Oregon and in addition to grasshopper face heavy infestations of mormon Chances for heavy infestation in Oklahoma are ac cording to Myron of the Oklahoma and Government officials said por tions of New California and Arkansas have severely Infested Secretary Morgenthau announced See Page 11 SECRETARY ICKES CHARGES WILLKIE SAYS HOLD UP WPAMUNICIPAL POWER PROJECT March Secretary Ickes made public a let ter today In which he charged Wen dell president of Com monwealth and with ask ing the Public Works Administra tion to conspire with him to hold up a WPAMunlcipal power project in the Tennessee val Ickes addressed to Mayor Watklns Overtoil of was In reply to a telegram from the mayor asking whether PWA would recommend delay in construction of electrical distribu tion The mayor noted that In provisionally accepting an Invita tion from Director David Lilien thal to meet TVA officials in Chat tanooga on March said he would cooperate only if the PWAMunlcl pal Power program was brought to a standstill Inthe Lillenthal proposed the Chatta nooga conference for a discussion of purchase by TVA and localities of private power Ickes assured PWA would carry out Its contract for of loans and of grants made on 61 projects In 23 states unless the See Page IT NEW March Richard Whitney and the other See Page 11 COURfTRYINO 21 FORMER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALSJECESSES FATE OF SCORE OF RUS SIAN TRAITORS WILL BE KNOWN SOON CALIFORNIA CLEARS ROADS WRECKED BY HEAVY RAINS A big shovel In shown in action clearing a boulevard in San one of the main arteries to Los The highway was covered with several feet of gravel in the recent which Isolated San LARGE ATTENDANCE EXPECTED MEETING EMPLOYE FRANK OPEIUMSCUSSION OF EVERY PHASE OF BUSI NESS ACTIVITY March court recessed today while Prose cutor Andrei Vishlnsky wrote his speech summing up conspir acy and murder charges against 21 defendants in Moscows great est treason trial as a basis for demand for their deaths by He expected to be ready with his outline by Friday For material Vishlnsky had all the elements of a dozen dime novel medical murders of a famous author and eminent politicians for love and political the plot ting of a palace and international spy Intrigues involving confessed agonts for Great Germany and Vlshinskys demand for the maximum measure of social do shot in the back of the expected to last an entire Then would handed to the court the fate of the many of them once the chief fig See Page 11 open discussion of every phase of business activity and possibility is Invited from every one attending the Employers and at the Cor slcana Junior High School Thurs day evening at according to the sponsors of the The prepared talks will be brief and only sufficient to outline the problem in general it was an Special invitations were extend ed to every travelling representa tive of every company doing busi ness in Corsicana and Navarro county to be present at the meet ing and give others the benefits of their views and Every employer and employee of every business establishment of any kind in Corsicana and the county is urged to be present at the The meeting is being sponsored by the Retail Merchants committee of the Cor sicana Chamber of Commerce with Festus Pierce us general chair Arrangements for the forum were made by a committee com posed of chairman Smith and the general Sydney Marks will pre side at the which will be opened by musical entertain ment under the direction of Joel The program follows The business outlook for Cor sicana and Navarro Reselling Corsicana and Na varro county to its own business mem and sales Har district manager of the Texas Power and Light What are the essentials of a modern retail estab Wolens Department Stors execu What the traveling salesman and retail sales people can do to help What the Chamber of Com merce expects to do that will di rectly or Indirectly help busi president of the Corsicana Chamber of Com Donley Pioneer March Funeral services were to be held today for Richmond pioneer Donley county SOUTH CALIFORNIA THREATENED AGAIN BY FLOJ WATERS OCEAN STORM BRINGS AD DITIONAL RAINS RIVERS STILL BANK FULL Fire Threatens Many Cripples In Detroit Building March least four persons were Injured today when flames swept a six story downtown building where upwards of 100 crippled or handi capped persons employed by Goodwill were Two employes burned as they fled down fire escapes said they believed most of the workers In their departments reached Rescue crews still were unable to enter the building more than an hour after the fire was dis covered on the second A majority of the women em ployed by the Goodwill Industries j tin levee system badly needed r a charitable organization provld A shortage of men and equipment existed for the river since many communities were In the of mopping up LOS March ocean storm bearing down California today threatenet new j in flood rret southern Most seriously imperiled was Orange where the Santa Ann river still ran bank full and ing work for handicapped per wore in a basement cafe teria and marched to the street WIFE OF ALASKA GOVERNOR IN RATHER VIVID DESCRIPTION OF CALIFORNIA FLOOD SITUATION LOS March John first lady of summed up in a humor ous sentence today her escape from a wild flood in Southern Californias worst storm We were too scared to too wet to cry and too darned cold to wife of Alaskas finally emerged yester day from devastated San Gabriel where she and 30 others were marooned for a She and Vincent wife of an attorney for the Los Angeles county flood control dis had gone to a friends cabin for a brief rest when the storm broke last I dont think 1 ever had such a workout in my she All of a half the cabin washed Imagine our sur prise We figured wed better start traveling for higher ground pretty wo I put some bread and some canned things In a paper sack Troy smiled Thats how an old prepared to camp out in the The two women clambered to a rock 60 feet above the which they saw washed away with ten others by On both sides of the landslides took Shirley Morgan had a Pekinese in her Troy It hailed like the as well as poured Shirley handed me a drink of water from tho kettle In which she had been catching It tasted We found out why when daylight final There was a bar of soap in the They clung to the rock all tfay during Thursday nnd at after 27 hours In the two men rescued them and led them a downstream to a By slow they managed to hike out of the March broke out today In an old six story building in the downtown area and police said they wore Informed 150 Including many crippled may have been trapped on upper The building was occupied by the Goodwill a chari table organization employing inca pacitated Charles Copenhoucr was taken to receiving hospital with injuries suffered when he jumped from the building and missed a net spread by Five alarms brought all down town fire apparatus to the Chester a steam press was burned severely as lie led a crippled girl down the build Ings fire FRENCH PREMIER CAMILLE CHAUTEMPS RESIGNEDJHURSDAY UNABLE TO WIN FROM PAR LIAMENT POWER TO RE ORGANIZE FINANCES March Leon socialist todny accepted President Albert Lcbruns mandate to attempt formation of a new replacing tho resigned government of Camlllc Chautemps resigned because ha could not get from parliament powers to reorganize French finances by head ol the First Peoples Front gov resigned last June 21 for the same Before he went to the Elysee Palace at Lcbrims Blum received assurance of the support of his socialist party and condi tional promises of communist Chautemps stepped out after only 61 days of power for his second Peoples Front govern las weeks flood Rain continuing two days was forecast today by the weather Tim storm was expected to spread over the already Sat urated coastal plain and bring Page 11 SPANISH INSURGENT FORCES PRESS DACK LOYALIST TROOPS GREATEST OFFENSIVE OF PRESENT CIVIL WAR IN SPAIN IS NOW ON At The Spanish March Spanish Insurgent armies smash ed through the eastern and cen tral defense lines of the Barce lona government for important gains today In the greatest of fensive of the 20months old civil Thn Oundarrama Madrids natural defenses in Cen tral rumbled to artillery fire with which the government sought to repel insurgents who already had thrust through Rcv enton some 30 miles north west of the beleaguered Generalissimo Francisco Fran ens cavalry and avia tion simultaneously were ham mering a 70mile eastern apparently to split the govern mentheld eastern seaboard be See Page 3 FORTY INJURED AND MANY ARRESTED AS AUSTRIANS BATTLE NAZIS FRONTS CAMPAIGN FOR SUNDAY PLEBISCITE March fights in which at least 40 were injured and many arrested broke out today in Vienna and Graz as Austrias political strife reached a new pitch of bit terness in the campaigning for Sundays amjerpd by Chancellor Kurt VhusrlmiKK smlden call for n witp in his policy by Aus trian clashed in both cities with members of tins Fatherland the In capita of and hotbpd of Austrian dread words civil war passed menacingly from mouth to uiouth when grimfaced nazis and Fath erland front members toured the city in trucks armed with poles and other Seventeen were injured In Graz street clashes 12 more were hurt there by clubs of police break ing up Vienna counted at least 11 At dusk excited men and thronged Vien nas main almost stop ping Reinforced police squads were unable to cope with the Trucklond after truck load of police were rushed to the In Llnz nazis hoisted a huge swastika flag to the top of the city Nazis In Graz held a mass meeting before the city yell ing get rid of Hitler until police dispersed Troops moved through the streets of Three companies sivii entering Vienna Awaiting Graz nazl leaders said they were only awaiting orders before start ing a campaign such as Austria had never In Vienna the cries of Hell Sohuschnigg and Hell swelled throughout the day above the usual roar of The entire police force was call ed out on an emergency basis that will continue through The two main army garrisons at were held in readiness with motors of troop lorries con stantly The old easy Sec Page 11 Von Ribbentrop Gets Unfriendly London Greeting March friendly demonstrations today greeted Joachim von Germanys foreign both before and after a conference in which he and Britains foreign secretary canvassed the whole field of AngloGerman A crowd of MO demonstrators tried to break strong police cor dons as Von Ribbentrop left the foreign office after more than two hours with Viscount new director of British foreign Cries of get Rihhentrop and release Niemoeller and Thnclmann were shouted at the German referring to the Martin held In a German concentration and ICrnst German communist held without trial since Von Ribbentrop came to Lon don ostensibly to take formal leave of his old post as ambassador to but his visit had been expected to opening of AngloGerman con versations in search of European ONETON BOUQUET OF ROSES ONE OF AFTERMATHS AMARILLO MOTHERINLAW DAY PROGRAM March A oneton bouquet of rclio of yesterdays motherinlaw day was dismantled to The roses brought cheer hosplt March Camllle Chautemps resigned to dav because he could not win from parliament the power tojtu shutin reorganize French finances ami jal patients and cut government finances by de cipient Leon Blii head of the first gcstcd peoples bid for Chautemps vacated HP declared himself ready to try to form another coalition govern Franklin ro of the huge sug the distribution of the Another brul a Governors reminder friendly ment as leader of the Socialist party and awaited a call from i President Albert Communists and left wing so clalists both demanded another peoples front but observers pre dicted Blum would attempt to bring the center Into a govern ment The premier wanted the decree he told a silent See FRANCETPage 11 Allred of Texas and Tingley of New showed no signs of Months before celebration Allred and lefthanded was to judge the riding took issues under Three mothersinlaw contest wpre Martha Rogers and Mary both shared honors an the oldest at the The most motherinlaw was lona Bell who has If married one big family she The youngest motherinlaw was Mc who took that status at Roosevelt told Gene who originated motherinlaw day five years I feel I shall think Tingley mere about mothersinlaw after compllj The first lady reviewed the of the ccle feud between mints about each others Yesterdays In which tho two governors were astride paint was to settle UIR parade that climaxed the at H press conference it was suggested that the day may become a national observance Roosevelt said I Teller Amtnons of once a that should be left up to the various ;