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El Paso Herald Post (Newspaper) - January 13, 1914, El Paso, Texas ISCRIPPS -HOWARD Paso Herald- Weather Forecast: Fair tonight and tomorrow; somewhat colder tonig ht. (Complete details on Page 7.) m s - • - THREE CENTS IN EL FIVE GENTS VOL. LXI, NO. 11 EL PASO, TEXAS, MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1941 DELIVERED IN EL PASO 150 A WEEK i.g,: » Strafe Nazi \ - 7n vasion Troops ’ Will Hitler Make It An Even Dozen? At Oil Depots p Fliers Carry Raids To South Germany And North Italy Compiled from U. P. and A. P. Dispatches London newspapers today headlined reports that the Royal Air Force had machine-gunned German “invasion troops” on the coast of France as powerful forces of British bombers smashed at vital Axis oil facili-W ties in Germany, Italy and Belgium. The headlines followed the report of the Air Ministry that the RAF, * following up its new policy of daylight raids on the German-held invasion coast, had attacked German troops in trenches on the beaches along the coast facing Britain. Official British sources declined to speculate on the purpose of the trenches or the presence of German troops in such ground works. The trenches, it was thought, might be designed to repel British invasion attempts, protect troops against air raids or for carrying out drills and maneuvers. The attacks on Axis oil supplies were made at Porto Margera, near Venice, Italy, Regensburg, Germany, and Ostend, Belgium. Fires Started in Raids ' At Regensburg several fires were started and at Ostend a large explosion followed by * fire was observed. During the night, planes of the bomber command attacked German submarine bases at Brest, Le Havre and L’Orient “with-good results.” German airdromes at Chartres; **,£vretos Jfflorlaix .were-attacked;' Airdrome buildings were set afire and a number^of airplanes on the s ground ar Evreux were ignited, the * ' ministry said. All British planes returned, it was added. Bomb Music Center British planes dropped “some bombs” early today on southern Germany, including the Bavarian city of Bayreuth where the Wagner music festivals are held, the German High Command announced in Berlin. | The daylight attack on the Ger-" man-held channel coast yesterday —the fourth in as many days—was pictured not-only afc an attempt to break up any Nazi invasion plans, but also as preparation for the time when Britain »light feel (Continued on Page 7, Col. 1) NORWAY. DENMAN* Cotton Stamp Plan For El Paso Gets Aonroval ■ m Hope To Establish Surplus Sale In County Next Month A recommendation to establish the cotton stamp plan in El Paso County will be given to the Surplus Marketing Administration as a result of a survey here today, Claude Hodges, district supervisor of Dallas, said. Mr. Hodges said the cotton stamp plan probably will be opened about Feb. 15, if it receives final approval by the SMA, which he indicated would be granted. Explains Operation Mr. Hodges met with the Commissioners Court and City Council to sign a “memorandum of understanding” by the City and County to underwrite the revolving fund for operation of the cotton stamp plan. Mr. Hodges spoke at the Hilton Hotel at noon at a meeting of directors of the Retailers Division of the Chamber of Commerce to explain the part retailers will be expected to take in the plan. Administration will be handled by the food stamp office employes, and persons eligible for food stamps also may purchase cotton stamps. 100 Per Cent Cotton Under the stamp plan, eligible persons may purchase a green stamp for a dollar and receive a brown surplus cotton stamp worth a dollar. The stamps will be accepted as cash for the purchase of any 100 per cent cotton product made from cotton grown, processed and manufactured in the United States. Mr. Hodges said the cotton stamp plan will increase sales of cotton goods in El Paso, and is used as a consumer plan to use cotton surpluses. “We have received nothing but praise for the plan in every place it has been tried,” he said. sâtü «asti ¡SÄ if#* ISISiii BiSfS * File Drunk Charge In Fatal Accident Cotton Stamps For Acreage Cut • U. S. Plan Proposed As Supplement To Existing Program By MARSHALL M’NEIL Herald-Post Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.—A new and unusual $25,000,000 cotton program, intended to decrease production of the raw product and increase consumption of finished cotton, was announced today by Secretary of Agriculture Claude R. Wickard. In direct relation to the reduction of his cotton acreage below current allotments, the farmer will receive cotton stamps free, and th^se can be traded in at the store for cotton goods. The program is supplementary to existing programs, it is entirely voluntary, and participants will (Continued on Page 14, Col. 2) Car Hits Taxi, Causes Death DEADLY STREETS In El Paso Since Jan. 1 Dead, 2 Injured, 25 Isolationist Bloc Picks Wheeler Ta Lead Its Fight Wm By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. The House with a shout upheld Speaker Sam burn's decision placing day with driving while intoxicated jAdministration’s i mjHjr and with negligent homicide, fol- aid-to-Britain bill in charge of lowing the traffic death of W. H. Foreign Affairs Coihmittee Trinidad Salcido of the Smelter District was charged in Justice of the Peace Crawford’s court to- German invasion of Bulgaria is seen as next step in Adolf Hitler's sweep of military and political conquest from the Arctic to the Black Sea that has already enveloped 11 European nations. With German troops on her borders and Nazi pressure being applied to her leaders, Bulgaria is reported about to make it an even dozen. Fair Weather Follows Rains Over Southwest Fair weather was forecast for the El Paso Southwest today after rains yesterday. Rains fell over West Texas and New Mexico and Cloudcroft had snow. The precipitation in El Paso was .12 of an inch. Alpine had .7 of an inch, Del Rio .5, Big Spring and Abilene showers, Engle, N. M., .83, Albuquerque .44 and Tucumcari .52. Clearing weather for West Texas was forecast Nazis Bomb British Fleet Attacking Italian Ships * Report Italians Abandon Tepeleni Greeks Take Heights Commanding Town International News Service ATHENS, Jan. 13.—Greek troops today were reported in possession of the snowy heights commanding Tepeleni, one of the most important highway centers in Albania and a focal point of Italian resistance. Fascist defenders already have abandoned Tepeleni, it was reported, but Jugoslavian announcements that the town has been entered by the Greeks have not yet been confirmed officially in Athens. Greek officials firmly denied Jugoslavian rumors that positions have been reversed on the northern front. Pogradec, the city on the southwestern shore of Lake Ochrid, which Belgrade reported evacuated, still is in the hands of the Greeks, and no change has occurred in that sector, said an official statement. Royal Navy And Luftwaffe Fight To Rule Sea By GRATTAN M’GROARTY (United Press Staff Correspondent) WITH THE BRITISH FLEET IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, Via Alexandria, Jan. 13. — (Delayed) — German airplanes intensively attacked the British fleet in the Central Mediterranean today after British cruisers and destroyers sank an Italian destroyer in a spectacular running battle. The British fleet units sank the Italian destroyer within cannon range of one of Premier Benito (Continued on Page 12, Col. 6) Mayor, Aldermen International News Service P LONDON, Jan. 13.—King George today received Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt’s personal envoy to Britain, in audience at Buckingham Palace. By United Press LONDON, Jan. 13.—Italy has rushed nearly a division, or 15,-000, men to the Tepeleni sector in Albania because of the Greek advance beyond Klisura, British mili-tary authorities said today. Duce Changes Army Leaders In Albania Blame Despondency In Doctor’s Death El Paso Physician Slashes Throat Dr. Henry T. Safford Jr. died from a slashed throat yesterday in Roswell. He had been in a despondent condition for several days, members of his family said here today. He was 35. Deputy Sheriff John Peck of Roswell said today the death was a suicide. He said no motive was established and that no inquest will be held. The body was to be brought to El Paso today from Roswell. Peak-Hagedon Mortuary will be in charge of funeral arrangements. The brilliant young El Paso physician, who was at the peak of his profession, had gone on a motor trip (Continued on Page 7, Col. 3) Ask Demo Chairman For Places On Ballot Incumbent City officials today filed applications with City Democratic Chairman W. O. Hamilton for places on the February primary election ballot. Mayor Anderson and the present City Council members. Aldermen Travis, Duke, Walthall and Morgan, filed for re-election. No opposition candidates have filed for the offices. Filing time closes Wednesday. Flying Ambulance Heads Fer El Paso By Associated Press OAKLAND, Cal., Jan. 13.—An Army transport plane was converted into a flying ambulance today to carry 18-year-old James Phenix, a CCC boy, back to his home near Montgomery, Ala. The boy was gravely injured last May in a CCC truck accident in Oregon, and has been in the Army’s Letterman Hospital here since. His spinal chord was severed in the accident. The plane left here at 11 a. m., and the pilot expected to fly nonstop to El Paso where an overnight stop will be made. An Army ambulance brought the lad to the airport here from the hospital. Prisoner Who Sought ‘ Texas Justice’ Freed By United Press ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13.—Governor E. D. Rivers today granted a full pardon to Richard Gray Gal-logly, scion of a prominent Atlanta family, who was serving a sentence of life imprisonment for the murder 11 years ago of a drug store clerk during a holdup. “I’m closing the books on this case forever,” Rivers said as he announced the pardon at a dramatic hearing in this executive office which he will surrender tomorrow (Continued on Page 12, Col. 6} Issue Warrant To Deport Princess By Associated Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.—The Justice Department announced today a deportation warrant had been issued and would be served immediately upon Princess Stephanie Hohenlohe-Waldenburg of Hungary. She has been living at Palo Alto, Cal., the department said, under the name of “Mrs. Francis” since she decided to fight orders to leave the United States. Arrangements were made with her attorney for service of the warrant, the department said, and she is to be arraigned on Friday at the immigration station in San Francisco. Bail of $25,-000 will be asked. The princess entered the United States on Dec. 22, 1939, as a visitor. She was ordered to leave on Dec. 21 but this was later extended to Jan. 11, when she pleaded illness. ITcwberry, 40, of Edgewood, N. M., yesterday. Salcido was the driver of the automobile which collided with an A A Service taxi driven by Henry A. Vickers at Yandell boulevard and Magnolia street at midnight Saturday. Mr. Newberry, a passenger in Mr. Vicker’s taxi, died in Masonic Hospital six hours after the accident. A. B. Quarles of Sunrise Acres told police that his car had been struck by Salcido’s at Yandell boulevard and Cotton avenue live minutes before the fatal crash and that he had chased Salcido to Five Points, where he lost him when he doubled back toward downtown El Paso. Mr. Newberry's death was the second in the city since Jan. I. Police Chief Robey today directed Traffic Captain Snider to frat the department’s two accident prevention patrol cars in service in residential districts in the aft-ernoons. One car has been patrolling the business district. In the future, patrolmen and radio patrol cars will police the business area while the accident prevention cars patrol residential district streets. Captain Snider said speed was a factor in the crash which killed Mr. Newberry* Hie taxi was knocked 71 feet. Mr. Newberry’s body will be sent to Albuquerque, N. M., by Peak-Hagedon. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Newberry, two daughters, Alma Lee and Georgia (Continued on Ptge 7, Col. 2) Investment In Democracy “An investment in democracy” is what John A. Johnson, operator of Recreation Center in Lordsburg, calls his $25 contribution to the Greek War Relief Fund. Here is Mr. Johnson’s letter: "History repeats itself today. "Greece has remained true to the same ideals that inspired their heroic defense two and one-half thousand years ago and laid the foundation upon which our own civilization is based today. “In these chaotic days in which we see the pattern of democracy dissolve before our eyes, it is a source of new inspiration and hope to see that nation which created democracy and left such a noble heritage to humanity, again strive in the face of insurmountable odds to defend and preserve it. "In this hour of her need and in view of what she symbolizes in the minds of all liberty loving people, it is extremely encouraging to the courageous Greeks to know that Americans are giving them moral and financial support, so please accept my contribution for $25 to the Greek War Relief Fund, which to my opinion is an investment in democracy.” The Herald-Post will continue to receive contributions to be turned over to George Matkin of the State National Bank, treasurer of the Greek War Relief Fund. The fight in Albania has reached a crisis, and the suffering behind the lines is growing. The need Is urgent. Send in your gift today. By United Press ROME, Jan. 13.—Gen. Ubaldo Sod-du, made commander-in-chief of the Italian forces in Albania only nine weeks ago, has resigned “for reasons of health” and will be succeeded by Gen. Ugo Cavallero, chief of the general staff, it was announced today. Cavallero, who succeeded Marshal Pietro Badoglio as chief of staff irt the shake-up of Dec. 6, will retain that post. After the first Italian reverses in Greece, it was announced on Nov. 9 that Soddu, then undersecretary of war, had succeeded Gen. Sabastiano Prasca as commander in chief in Albania. It was said at the time that Soddu was favorably known as a practical soldier who had served with distinction in the World War, and as an energetic leader, whereas Prasca had been known as a strategist. Dr. J. D. McGregor Has Emergency Operation Dr. J. D. McGregor of 3025 Aurora street, head of the livestock commission firm of J. D. McGregor and Sons, was recovering in Providence Hospital today, following an emergency appendicitis operation. Dr. McGregor was stricken at his home Saturday night. Physicans said his condition today was “good.” Dr. McGregor is 82. Chihuahua Governor Approves Flood Dams Plans for control dams to conserve water which now rushes down arroyos to the Rio ^ Grande River have been approved by Governor Alfredo Chavez of Chihuahua, .following a trip of inspection in the Juarez Valley. The governor considers a system of control dams more practicable than storage dams because of the porous character of the soil. The water problem in the Juarez Valley yearly grows more serious, salt content of the soil growing heavier. Governor Chavez promised aid to the farmers in the Juarez-Zaragoza region in construction of control dams. Smashes Car Into Post To Show 9 Em During Argument She just got mad and decided to end the argument. That’s what a New York City girl, in El Paso visiting friends, told County Highway Patrolman Fenter when he arrived to investigate an automobile accident in which she was the driver. The car was wrapped around gate of an Upper when Mr. Fenter the entrance Valley farm arrived. “I drove into it because everybody was arguing and I was tired of it,” the girl told the officer. The car was badly damaged at the front. No one was injured. Millionaire Texas Ranchman Is Dead By United Press BRADY, Jan. 13.—Johnny White, millionaire ranchman, died here tor day following a heart attack. He was 53. A native of McCulloch County, White had been in ill health for several years. He was the son of Bill White, pioneer rancher in the Brady area. Funeral services will be held to-morrow in Brady. than the military committee. Chairman Andrew May of Military Affairs Committee to win jurisdiction over the bill the ground that it was primarily!] defense measure. :v His motion to get, the bill defeated so resoundly that no was msgle to obtain a record This issue of jurisdictioi not concerned with merits of measure—was the first of. big and little ; .controversies rounding the legislation would give President ÇooseveÜ limited authority to * provide British with American planes and munitions. Organize Opposition Isolationists organized around leadership of Senator Burton Wheeler of Montana for a the end against the bill. There considerable evidence of for proposals to place limitatteitis the President’s power.. A time limit of ohe or two was the most phpular Speaker Qayburg said today he did, not ^mre to. dlièr^-' specific time limits but w< oppose an arrangement that wot terminate the Presidént’s poi when this emergency passes. Democratic House Leader Jc W. McCormack, co-sponsor of, bill, said he had noted “a of constructive suggestions. 1 * would not identify them. Hull Welcomes Wiilkie Secretary of State Cordell meantime said he would be glad^ talk with Wendell L. Wiilkie, 1940 Republican presidential noi inee, who* last night announced support of the bill and who leave soon on a trip to London. At a meeting! early this w< opponents of the bill will nameH Republican—either Senator A. Taft of Ohio or Senator Atthl H. Vandenberg of Michigan—to Wheeler lead the fight against bill that they charge is equal “declaration of war'* and a tatorship for the United Sta Their first objective will be to drastically the powers to be grant the President Proposals that the United acquire sparsely-populated but ; egic islands in the mid-Pacific collateral for the loan of war terials to Great Britain accbmji ied discussion of President Rc velt’s “lend-lease” plan today. Prepare Deal on Singapore Some even suggested acquisit of rights in Great Britain's Eastern stronghold at Singapore a possible price for tiré planes, shij and guns which the United Stat plans to lend Britain. Chairman Walter F; George of Senate Foreign Relations Commit said he would prefer acquisition; perpetual leases to outright cn ship of British islandson which United States now ,has a leases on base sites. These Caribbean islands, w i ; huge native populations and nomic maladjustments» would stitute social and economic 1 e m s of tremendous magnil George said; they would bë a bility rather than an asset Greek Campaign Starts OH ‘ With A Bang ’ With $3500 reported raised by the Greek War Relief Committee, the campaign to obtain $10,000 in the El Paso District “started off with a bang today,” Chairman A. J. W. Schmid reported. “We really did not get organized until today,” he said. “Workers this week will make the fur fly. We’ll be having some nice reports this week.” Sizing Up The War Situation Best Britain Can Hope For In War Without U. S. Aid Is Stalemate EDITOR’S NOTE: This dispatch was written by the European news manager of the United Press and an ace U. P. war correspondent who have just returned to the United States from England. By HARRY FLORY and EDWARD W. BEATTIE JR. United Press Staff Correspondent« NEW YORK, Jan. 13.—Half of Britain’s fate rides on the wings of the Royal Air Force, on her flame-seared fi re-fighters, her industrial workers, the sailors of the Royal Navy, and the tough Australians in Africa. The rest, the British believe, de-i pends on the United States—on the price America is willing to pay in guns, ships, planes, and food. Few Englishmen, except the locked-up Fifth Columnists, would admit it bluntly but the best Britain can hope for on its own is a stalemate. There’s one qualification. The British believe a Nazi attempt at invasion might be so costly in German men and material, so cruel a blow to Nazi morale, that Britain with lightning strokes on the European continent might completely wreck Adolf Hitler’s hopes. A stalemate between Germany and Great Britain might bring formal peace for a time. But, the British believe, a stalemate in realistic terms means a German victory—a German victory within the next few years it would take the Nazis to forge Europe's industry, arsenals and manpower into a colossal military weapon such as the world has not seen since the days of Genghis Khan. So much for the British viewpoint on peace. Where has Britain arrived on the bomb-spattered road that started to unwind Sept. 3, 1939? Here is the score of the war to date as we have seen it written in the bombs and broken buildings of London, in the sooty winter skies and the lonely heather of the invasion ports that ring the British Isles: GERMAN BOMBS; Can’t win the war for Hitler unless dropped on a scale surpassing anything that has been seen so far. They kill, maim, destroy, and disrupt. But they anger the British and make them fight all the harder. SUBMARINES AND SURFACE RAIDERS: Today’s biggest threat to Britain. Must be beaten if Britain is to be fed and fight on more than a subsistence and defensive (Continued on Page 8, Col. 1) Civilian personnel employed Ft. Bliss defense construction ect today had reached a peak 6700. Of this number 6124 were struction workers, the remaindi being engaged in various trative and clerical capacities. Employment Service officials the defense construction is at 58 per cent complete, and that ployment probably will taper from now on. Aircraft Priority Chairman Named ? * ’* x *' ' i ' International News, Servie WASHINGTON, Jan.- 13,—i B. Whiteside, president" of Bradstreet, New York, todsgr«: named the dollar-a-year head important Commercial orities Section of theNattan fense Commission* " &
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