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El Paso Herald Post (Newspaper) - January 11, 1914, El Paso, Texas ifllis rOWARO El Paso Herald • U. S. Forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow; not much change in temperature. (Details on Page 6.) VOL. LXI, NO. 10 EL PASO, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JANUARY II, 1941 DELIVERED IN EL PASO 15c A WEEK * ” - % ,, Élllta^É* THREE CENTS IN EL FIVE CENTS ELSEWH ■ 30, m- HOME EDITION — Robot Planes Fly At Biggs Field * i SsS """li * Ft. Bliss Ships Controlled By Radio r Robot planes, controlled by radio from the ground or another plane, are undergoing experimental testing by the Army Air Corps at Fort Bliss. The planes have been tested secretly for several weeks. The tests at Biggs Field were revealed today after announcement of similar tests made at Selfridge Field, Mich. Four planes are being tested at Biggs Field. GERMAN FLIERS ATTACK The planes are rebuilt BT-2 training biplanes, long obsolete for active air corps service. Originally two-place ships, they have been converted into single-seaters and carry the intricate radio receiving apparatus in the fuselage behind the pilot’s cockpit. A tricycle landing gear has been added to simplify landings and takeoffs. For test purposes, a “safety” pilot is carried in the ----* robot plane during flight. A flip of a switch and he can take over manual control. Sending apparatus installed in the observer’s cockpit of an observation plane, or in a truck on the ground, enables a pilot to maneuver the robot plane from a distance. Practically speaking, he can control the robot plane as long as it remains within sight. The ultimate uses to which robot planes may be put remain a military secret, :lf any specific uses have yet been decided upon. A popular conjecture is that the ships may be for practice in aerial gunnery or anti-aircraft fire* advantages for training purposes of firing directly pilotless plane rather than at a sleeve target towed a vulnerable ship are obvious. They also might be used to bomb enemy terril WARSHIPS IN MEDITERRANEAN BATTLE •• Warplanes Bomb English Cruiser, Aircraft Carrier Cries 'Finish Mussolini 1 —[NEA Telephoto] "Flnfto (Finish) Mussolini! M cries little 3-year-old Othon Steve Economy, son of an Atlanta, Ga. f Greek restaurateur, here shown wearing the uniform of the famed Evzone Greek troops. Two of the boy’s uncles are in the Greek army. The uniform was sent from Greece by a relative. Axis Craft Unite For First Time In Raid On Vessels Off Africa By United Press ROME, Jan. 11. — German and Italian planes, collaborating for the first time in an attack on a British naval formation, struck an aircraft carrier and a destroyer in the narrow stretch of the Mediterranean between Sicily and Africa, the high command said today. Italian torpedo' planes and five bombers torpedoed an aircraft carrier and struck a cruiser with two heavy calibre bombs, according to the communique. In Libya, the high command said, British planes killed nine persons and caused some damage in the Tobruk and Benghazi zones. Artillery activity was noted in the Tobruk zone and the Jiararub oasis to the south. The communique was the first high command announcement detailing activités of German planes which have arrived at Italian bases to re-inforce the Fascist campaign against Britain in the Mediterranean. A German bombing plane sank an 8000-ton merchantman in the Atlantic west of Ireland, the official news agency said in Berlin. Flashes Of Life Still Wild By Associated Press PHOENIX, Jan. 11.—Think the West’s pretty tame now? Jesse C. Wanslee, Arizona state water commissiones, says at hearings in his office he’s “witnessed fist fights, fights with rocks and knives.” “My life has been threatened on three occasions,” he said. Here Kitty! By United Press BRUSSELS, Belgium, (via Berlin,) Jan» 11.—Police have posted warnings to cat owners to keep their pets at home because professional cat hunters are using salted herring to lure cats to slaughter, selling their meat as rabbit. • Arithmetic By Associated Press CANTON, N. Y., Jan. 11.—Half of three is not one and a half in the Cantotn post office. Postal workers returned two unsealed letters to the woman who had mailed them with half a three-cent stamp on each. OFFICIAL’S ON FLIGHT Seek To Restrict F. R.’s Authority Under Arms Bill Isolationist Bloc Opens Battle To Curb ‘Aid 1 Power By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. — The House Military Affairs Committee voted today to demand that the Administration’s British - aid bill be withdrawn from the Foreign Affairs Committee and placed before It for consideration. Italians Retreat Greeks Capture 600 Prisoners, Equipment By United Pres» ATHENS, Jan. 11.—A Royal Air Force communique reported today that Italian troops, motor convoys and tanks are “in full retreat” toward Berat as a result of Greek occupation of Klisura. The R. A. F. said that British planes had carried out successful attacks upon the retreating Italian columns. The British report was based on action by R. A. F. planes from Klisura north toward Berat. It fol-(Continued on Page 6, Col. 3) R.A.F. Bombers Fire German Naval Yard Blast Nazi Shipping In Brest,-La Havre By United Press LONDON, Jan. 11.—Two direct hits on the bow of a large vessel in the Brest dockyard which caused widespread fires in the dock area were reported by the air ministry today. A communique said also that shipping in Le Harve harbor had been attacked by British planes. In some quarters there was belief that British planes also may have attacked northern Italy in view of a half hour’s air raid alarm reported from Berne, Switzerland, (Continued on Page 6, Col. 4) Thieves Take $1000 Loot From Auto More than $1000 dollars worth of clothing, jewelry and personal effects were stolen from his automobile early today, George D. Stanley, Oregon tourist, reported to Police. The car was parked at 300 North Mesa avenue. Thieves broke out the rear glass in his Packard coupe and removed two suit cases. Included in the loot were a camera, leather coat, 13 suits, three overcoats and two watches. Police captured one South El Paso youth when he returned to his car. Another escaped. The boy said he knew nothing of the theft and was just passing by when he noticed the broken window. Mr. Stanley was en route to Charlotte, N. C. Help The Greeks Big Bum Mussolini’s invincible stooges are advancing to the rear again with the Greeks right after them. Klisura has fallen and today the principal business of the Big Bum’s boys is to find another hole to climb into for a while and rest until the Greeks give them another bum’s rush. Meanwhile, says Miss Nesta M. Thompson of Silver City: “I am rooting for them and all who oppose the Axis Powers in defense of democracy and freedom.” Miss Thompson makes her rooting count with a check for $5 for the Greek War Relief Fund. Another $5 comes from the Syrian Lebanon Women’s Welfare Society of El Paso, sent by Mrs. Jennie Jabalie, a good neighbor gesture on the part of Americans whose homeland lies just across the Aegean from Greece. , We also have received gifts of $1 from Dr. Felix Miller and Dr. Delphin Von Briesen. These and other contributions will be turned over to George Matkin of State National Bank, treasurer of the local committee which seeks to raise $10,000 in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. Send in your contributions now. Assurance to the Greeks on the fighting front that their wives and children ure not suffering will help a lot in the campaign to drive the Italians out of Albania. Hatch Moves To Widen ‘Glean Politics’ Laws By Associated Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—Senator Hatch of New Mexico asked Congress to broaden “clean politics” lav/s by providing a maximum penalty of 10 years prison and $5000 fine for persons attempting to corrupt practices in an election for a federal office. A bill introduced by the senator would forbid attempts to influence persons with bribery, threats or coercion and would bring under its penalties anyone influencing an election official in the handling of a ballot. He introduced a bill authorizing an appropriation of $35,075 for the middle Rio Grande conservancy district by New Mexico for work done on lands required for Pueblo Indians. Solons Refuse To Seat New Governor Missouri Legislature Calls Election Probe By United Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 11. —The Democratic-controlled legislature today set up machinery to open Missouri’s!| ballot boxes andfif d e t e r mine who;-:;: was elected governor last Nov. 5. Dog-tired legislators, sleepy and angry — but with Republicans and their few Democratic supporters] still fighting hopelessly — gave up to the steamroller at 5 a. m. after refusing to McDaniel seat the Republican, Forrest C. Donnell, as governor. They voted overwhelmingly to delegate a committe of six Democrats and four Republicans sweeping power to investigate the election, won by Donnell by 3613 votes over Lawrence McDaniel, the Democratic candidate, in official returns. Donnell’s inauguration scheduled for Monday was off. Governor Lloyd C. Stark remained in office and will stay until his successor in a four-year term is named after charges of fraud and irregularities are probed. “This thing is a fraud—this is a shame,” Representative Howard Elliott of St. Louis County, shouted at the Democratic majority leaders as they battered down all attempts at delay and adjournment and rammed through the entire investigation and contest program. “We owe it to the honest voters of (Continued on Page 6, Col. 5) Missing On Border Trip Ship Overdue On Flight From Border To Lower California vivi By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. — Substantial sen t i m e n t appeared to be developing in Congress today to impose limitations on the Administration’s bill for all-out material aid to the anti-Axis nations. A two-year restriction of the sweeping powers sought for President Roosevelt was most widely discussed. A modification to prevent outright gifts of war materials to Britain and the other democracies also was advanced. The isolationist bloc cried that the bill was equal to a “declaration of war” and a “dictatorship for the United States.” It girded for a long and determined fight to kill virtually the whole proposal. Former President Herbert Hoover and Gov. Alf M. Landon. the 1936 Republican nominee, who never have been aligned with the outright isolationist bloc, also moved into the forefront of the fight against aspects of the bill. Landon said the measure was “the first step toward dictatorship by Mr. Roosevelt.” Hoover said it raised the issue of “preservation of democracy in this country.” Administration leaders, recalling their previous victories on repeal of the arms embargo and conscription, claimed ultimate victory and put the machinery in motion to start hearings on the bill next week. Proposals for modifications of the measure met a favorable response, however, among many legislators who were in agreement with (Continued on Page 6, Col. 5) Vicente Cortes Herrera, under-secretary of communications, left, and his pilot, Major Vergara of the Mexican Army, were missing today on a flight from Juarez to Mexicali. This picture was taken at the Juarez airfield Thursday. Lions Give $30 To Greek War Relief Fund A contribution of $30 from the El Paso Lions Club had been added to the Greek War Fund today, Chairman A. J. W. Schmid announced. Mr. Schmid said that solicitors are hard at work to raise the El Paso district quota in two weeks. Woman Slayer Waits For Word From Father Mrs. Mabel Schneider, who stabbed her husband to death, was in the County Jail today, awaiting word from her father. A. M. Black of Seguin, her only close relative. She telegraphed her father she was charged with murder. Her father is a stock and farm machinery salesman. Preliminary hearing will be held Wednesday. Charles Owen, attorney, who obtained her husband’s divorce from his first wife to enable him to marry Mrs. Schneider on Dec. 22, was retained as counsel by Mrs. Schneider. Charge Is Filed In Three-Car Crash Three Injured Where Three Roads Meet Pvt. O. K. Goolsby of the Eighth Cavalry, Ft. Bliss, was charged in Justice of the Peace Harrington’s court today with aggravated assault with an automobile, following a three-car accident at Chelsea drive and Carlsbad road late yesterday. Mr. Goolsby, Pvt. Henry Porter of Ft. Bliss, and W. E. Furr of 4112 Hueco street, were seriously injured in the crash. Mr. Goolsby's car collided with one driven by Mr. Furr when brakes on the Goolsby car failed to work, Captain Falby of the County Highway Patrol, who filed the charges, said. The cars collided when Mr. Goolsby was unable to stop his car as it approached the intersection. He swerved around a third car, which had halted at the corner, and ran out onto the intersection as Mr. Furr’s car approached from the east. . Mr. Furr is at Masonic Hospital in a serious condition from internal injuries, fracture of the pelvis and severe bruises. The soldiers received back injuries and cuts about the head. They are at William Beaumont General Hospital. Captain Falby said today that the number of accidents at El Paso County’s “accident triangle,” were increasing daily because of the heavy traffic from the city to Ft. Bliss and cantonment projects. Three roads intersect within a few hundred yards in the area. They are Chelsea drive, Womble boulevard and Carlsbad road. Fail Will Not Seek City Office Former Alderman Issues Statement It All Happened Quickly— * Father Kills Student Who Eloped With Girl * By United Press FORT WORTH, Jan. 11.—Earl T. Brewer, 41, a Fannin County farmer, today had “broken-up” his 14-year-old daughter’s romance. He made her a widow. Events that spread throughout the lifetime of most persons were crowded into less than a week in the life of Virginia Brewer, Ector school girl. On Monday, like most girls her age, she attended school. Monday she was married. Today she was a widow. Her father stabbed and killed her 19-year-old husband, H. G. Cox, star on the Ector High School basketball team. Charges of murder will be filed against Brewer today. Brewer said that he and his wife had tried repeatedly to “break-up” , the romance between the two. He said he held nothing against young Cox, but “my daughter was too young.” When she was missed from school Monday he started a fruitless search for his daughter, but, until receipt of a postcard from “Virginia and Glenn,” he had “no idea” where she might have gone. He drove to Fort Worth with Deputy Sheriff A. T. Boyd, and found Virginia. “We’ve come to take you home, Virginia,” Brewer said. The girl sobbed and the young husband stood grimly by. “Then,’* the father said, “he started coming downstairs and he (Cox) drew back his fist. I thought he might have a knife so I struck him.” The father’s hand held a knife. Brewer’s pocket knife severed the jugular vein and the boy died en route to the hospital* ^ .....v Asks Mexico To Smile On U. S. Capital By Associated Press MEXICO CITY, Jan. 11.-Mexicans should abandon the theory that ‘‘everything foreign, particularly from the United States, is abominable and dangerous” and should adopt an attitude of “friendship and mutual co-operation” toward American capital, Emilio Portes Gil, onetime president of Mexico and close advisor of President Avila Camacho, said today. In a written statement for the Mexican press, Portes Gil denied reports published in the United States that he was the “agent” of a group of American financiers seeking to lend money to the Mexican government. The statement was issued after the influential political leader left by auto for Washington and New York where, it was understood, he planned to outline several Mexican investment projects. The American financiers he referred to, Portes Gii said, included the well-known publicist George Creel, former state senator from New York, John A. Hastings and the New York banker, George Houston. Reports last month said they presented a program to President Camacho for investing up to $100,009,-000 in Mexico in railroads, factories, mines, hotels and various other cn- terprises - Louis A. Fail, former city alderman, will not be a candidate for any city office this year, he announced today. He indicated he, and others who intended to seek city offices with him, will be candidates in 1943. He issued the following statement: “We, the three able business men, a representative of organized labor and myself, who were ready to announce for office against the present city administration, have been waiting to see whether there would be a change of interest in local cif-fairs, but the exceedingly small number of poll tax payments definitely indicates that El Pasoans along with all good Americans are cital-ly concerned with national matters and the present emergency. It is right that they should be. They will doubtlessly continue to be for many months to come. The strife of partisanship must be avoided everywhere. “It i splain therefore, that such times as these are not propitious ior an active campaign toward obtaining municipal ownership of the electric and gas utilities. Such a campaign will require the undivided and whole-hearted support of all the people of our city. It is our hope that the national emergency will have passed and we may exert our efforts primarily toward improving local conditions two years hence. To this end we wish to ask our friends and those who have urged us to make the campaign at this time to await the proper time, and to be ready to join with us in A six-passenger Bel plane in which Vicente Herrera, Mexican under-J tory of communications public works, was flying : Juarez to Lower California failed to arrive today at its scheduled stop in Mexicali. The plane was piloted by Vergara of the Mexican Army*; left Juarez at noon yesterday-fore leaving Juarez, Mr. Hi had told International Boi Commission officials that’ pected to be in Lower CalifQrnf 5 pm. yesterday. The plane was scheduled to at Mexicali., ^ The Boundary Commissi*»* cials said they were the plane's apparent ctis* The under-secretary of coi cations and public works had ed irrigation and conservat works along Hie Bio Grande, week. He said in El Paso that m highway would connect Juarez Mexico City within the next or three years. After leaving El Paso, Mr. : rera went to Chihuahua City, turning yesterday to Juarez, w his pilot stopped to refuel plane. Officials in Mexicali tod started a search for the plane* 1943.” “Signed, LOUIS A. FAIL. Duke To Attei Miami Air Shi International News Service MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 11.—The of Windsor, governor general the British-owned Bahama off the coast of Florida, will fly; Miami this week-end to attend All-American air maneuvers. , It was not known whether Duchess, his wife, would accomi him. He was expected to today. The air maneuvers« with 000 persons attending, got way yesterday. Former general of the Bahamas have mi an annual custom of attending the Ordered To Trial Oit Mail Fraud Charge Luther Bent Ledgerwood, has been in and out of the Count Jail twice since he was first rested on charges of using the ir to defraud, wiU go to trial V nesday, Federal court officials today. Mr. Ledgerwood was April 27. His trial was post twice and he was released twice bond. He was surrendered by his boiu$a* men Bee. 31. Time On Ernie Pyle The magazine Time this week devotes a type and a picture of our columnist in England, Ernie Pyl Under the heading, “Tourist in the War Zone,” Time saySjJt “Ernie Pyle went to London to cover W War II as a tourist, to write about it as he to write about the summer wind ' across the prairies, about folks in El Paso, Kalamazoo. He had been four days last week when Nazi bomt the city into a lake of fire—and turned Tourist Pyle into a war correspond “From a hotel room high above blazing capital, Ernie Pyle last week of the most vivid, sorrowful dispatches of war. • • • • • Readers of The Herald-Post found that vivid d of the great fire spread across the front page of Each day they find Ernie Pyle’s column in The Like so many journalistic good things, Pyle’s EXCLUSIVE in The Herald -Post in this section» We recommend it for daily reading. 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