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El Paso Herald Post (Newspaper) - January 14, 1914, El Paso, Texas ^-'-’í; . ,*';' -j -y, ; y.„« j.» El aso * * • -^'Í^ítt í ^'-p‘ "- i - ' » < ç ----_; U. S. Forecastrmostly cloudy tonight and tofnorrow; not much change in temperature. (Details on Page 7.) THREE CENTS IN EL PASO | FIVE CENTS ELSEWHERE VOL. LXI, NO. 12 EL PASO, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1941 OCLtVBUED IN EL PASO : iso A -warn ■ Plane Maker Also Says 6-Day Week Becomes Necessary By Associated Presi WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—Presi- Jß Jm. dent Roosevelt today Ordered 50 additional units of the National Guard up for a year of active *' service. Proposes Pay Cash y r Alderman Travis Would Aside Special Fund For Future Construction Cost t Starts Session Homer Leonard Is Named To Preside Over Texas House Compiled from U. P. and A. P. Dispatches WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.— Glenn L. Martin, Baltimore aircraft manufacturer, told the House Naval Affairs Committee ¿today that he believed it. may become necessary for the Federal Government to “draft” industry aiid labor to overcome 4 e * " "^fense production lags. Martin's suggestion was made at a committee, hearing on production problems. He also said that establishment of the six-day work week defense industries is essential and that it would increase produc-j tion 12 or 15 per cent. | Martin said he did not know what laws should be passed to speed production but declared that the foUowing objectives should be accomplished: 1. There should be a “strong co- Jterdination” of all Industry, “both ^defense and commercial.'’ This could he accomplished by creation of » Government agency with broad powers, or the placing of such authority in some existing agency. %. The co-ordinating agency should have power to “draft” idle machine tools and put them to work on defense material. 3. It should have authority to curtail non-military production in commercial plants, and turn the increased capacity to- defense work. Using the aluminum kitchenware industry to illustrate his third point, Martin pointed out that while the tools could not be adapted to making steel p^ts and pans, the manufacturer could be told to cut his production of aluminum ware in : half» and devote the balance of pro-ductive capacity -to* defense. Martin said that the granting of “drafts powers to the Government 4^ would prevent labor organizers from “taking a bite into a bigger and bigger melon’* and trying to “put the manufacturer in a jam” through strikes. Opposes Nationalization Draft of labor and industry» be said, “would settle all questions as to who was going to do what.” Asked by Representative W. Stirling Cole of New York whether, industry was hot accepting Government orders, Martin said at present the Government was offering business “if the manufacturers wish to do it.” “Do you mean to nationalize the aircraft industry?” asked Cole. “No sir,” said Martin. “That would kill it.” “Labor should be given its fair wage and its social security, but it certainly should not be permitted to take advantage of national defense.” Says Labor Has Fair Living He said labor was making a fair living now in the industry but should not be permitted to double it by taking advantage of the emergency. Asked about labor conditions at his own plant, Martin said his work ers were “very much in sympathy with what the manufacturers are trying to do/’ His plant, he said, is non-union and his labor relations are “satisfactory.” Chairman Carl Vinson commented thftt industry was not doing business with the Government on the basis of accepting orders if it wanted to. “Business has got to get out of that atmosphere,” Vinson said. “We have got to let business know that the first thing In this country today is national defense.” Martin said that his factory is not delayed “at the moment” by any failure of the Army or Navy to furnish equipment for planes on schedule. However, he added, he faces “some very thin spots, in engines, propellers, alloys, aluminum and steel” during the next 12 months. Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee hinted that Wendell L. Willkie, 1940 Republican presidential candidate, might be in-(Continued on Page 7, Col. 2.) Alderman Brooks Travis today proposed a ni fiscal policy for the City to set aside 5 to 10 cents of the alual tax rate for a pay-as-you-go plan on permanent imprownents. Mr. Travis said he will submit the proposajto the City Council and insist that it be adopted when the 1W-42 budget is made up next month. The new budget is effedge March 1. -—■——-* “And I don’t ftcipate any trouble with the pi* because it s Demos Dominate In N. M. Legislature; Nominate Speaker And Leaders For House And Senate By Associated Press SANTA FE, N. M., Jan. 14.—New Mexico’s overwhelmingly Democratic Legislature convened here today. The Democratic members—21 of 24 senators and 39 of 49 representatives — already had unofficially selected the new legislative officials in party caucuses. Frank J. McCarthy, Chaves County, was nominated for speaker. Gilbert Lopez was named floor leader and Representative Concha Ortiz y Fino majority whip. The caucus also approved the nomination of Nady Nilson of Santa Fe for chief clerk, Cecil Pursley of Santa Fe for journal clerk and named the following to the Committee on Committees: McCarthy, Lopez, Miss Ortiz y Pino, Frank Padilla and A. B. Carman. Senate Democrats named Senator John M. West as president pro-team and selected Senator Burton Roach (Continued on Page It, Col. 8) just common sense,HMr. Travis said. “We’ve got to startsomewhere —there’s no time bett«jfehan now. Mayor Is Favorable Mayor Anderson saictie is favorable to Mr. Travis’ roosal. “I am going to take I up with the Council—I believe \| will try it,” Mayor Anderson sai Mr. Travis proposed ftperma-nent improvement finanEg plan similar to that now useihy the City School Board whitt made possible construction of i new $152,000 Bowie High Scho Jbulld- They're Almost In The Army Now Ft. Bliss Man Killed By Gas Fumes & Ft. Bliss officials today were investigating the death of First Lieut. Richard E. Million, 63rd Coast Artillery (AA) Regiment, who was found in his automobile six miles west of Roswell, N. M., apparently a suicide. The young Army officer, whose home address is Portland, Ore., disappeared from the anti-aircraft training center at 10 a. m. yesterday, and military police and civil authorities began a search. His body was found at 10 a. m. today by Deputy Sheriff Jim Black of Tatum and a companion as they were driving toward Roswell. A hose had been taped to the exhaust pipe of the car and was led into the car through a small! opening of the window. The hand throttlehad been taped wide upon, but the engine was not running, the car having run out of gasoline. Purchase slips showed the hose and tape were bought yesterday in El Paso. A reserve officer, Lieut. Million had joined the regiment last October at Ft. McArthur, Cal., had then attended school at Ft. Monroe, Va., and had rejoined his regiment here Dec. 10. Ft. Bliss officials and friends were puzzled at Lieut. Million’s death. He was described as a quiet studious youth, in civil life a chemist. He is survived by his widow and a three-year-old son, living at 1210 North Oregon street. He was the third person apparently to commit sucide near Roswell in the last three days. ing without the necessitym additional bonded debt. Mr. Travis wants the Citjta set aside the revenue from ako 10 cents of the City’s maximil tax rate of $1.35 on the $100 vamtion and make its budget on fiat’s left—$1.25. $76,000 A Year On present valuations, thejuse of 10 cents earmarked for a sppal fund to make permanent ¿nip: ments would produce $76,000 a Mr. Travis said the fund sh be permitted to accumulate fo; least three years before using of it for improvements, and t such improvements should be for wholly in cash. “There are many permanen improvements which El Paso’ needs and which we soon or later wiU be called, on to make,’* Mr. Travis said* “ Unless we begin building up such a fund, the only thing we could do would be to issue more bonds—and stay in debt that much longer. “We could do a lot of work with the money we are now paying for t interest. The storm sewer system t to drain sections of the City is badly needed. We’ve needed it for 20 years. We can wait three more and »pay for it in cash. “The. City can live on a little less money, if we make up our minds to do it.” Mayor Anderson said the City has enough broad fiscal powers to set aside a “trust fund” out of tax revenues for permanent improvements without legal difficulties. The proposed plan would replace the present policy of budgeting most available revenues and using what’s left—if Anything—for improvements and overdraft retirement. By United Press AUSTIN, Jan. 14.--The Texas Legislature today began Its 120-day session by electing Homer Leonard of McAllen to be Speaker of the House and Senator Clay Cotten of Palestine to 3e president pro tem of the Senate. Leonard's election was by acclamation. Senator Cotten was elected president pro tem over Senator Rudolph A. Weinert of SegiHn by a vote of 18 to 13. Lieutenant Governor Coke R Stevenson called the Senate to order promptly at noon and at the same instant Secretary of State M. O Flowers rapped for order in the: House. Officers Named Following the swearing in of new members both branches proceeded to organization. Veteran Senate Secretary Bob Barker of Fort Worth was named temporary secretary of the Senate. A caucus selected the Rev. Samuel Culpepper of Cleburne to be Senate chaplain succeeding the late Rev. Father Theo Drees of Taylor. Other Senate officers of the past session were renamed as temporary oncers. Chuckle for House The opening session of the House was Without incident. A roll call revealed all 150 members were present. A chuckle rippled through'the House and weli-filled galleries when Acting Chief Clerk Ernest Linder, administering the oath of office, swore the members into the “46th Legislature.” This session is the 47th. R. A. F, Carries Out ' *-Extensive Raids Italian, Thé nfw Ft, lirt, recruiting center gets its first selective service trainees. Col. Clenard McLaugh-delivered the trainees and Lieut. CoL Robert O. Annin, reception centur commander, left t# fight, stand between a 'group of Midland trainees at the checking station. Two constitutional amendments^ 'ere proposed by Senator George [offett of Chillieothe in the Sente. One would empower the State [pard of Education to buy $2,-►,000 worth of state bonds for rtion of a state office building Austin. State offices now pay| ,000 rental Moffett said. other Amendment f er the Court of Criminal Ap-3 to sit at any time during tne ► Now the court is required jik'e a three-month summer va-Moffett offered a bill also jrry out the recent constitution! amendment providing for direct Wpeals to the State. Supreme (%ntlnued on Page 7, Col. 5) Winter’s Icy Fist Punches Atfast F. R. To Attend Inauguration I / Possible By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 14,-Pres-ident Roosevelt today “tentatively” accepted an invitation to attend his third term inauguration next Monday. The formal invitation was handed to the President by Joseph E. Davies, chairman of the inaugural committee, and Melvin Hildreth, chairman of the committee on inaugural invitations. Across the face of the handsome invitation, Mr. Roosevelt wrote this message to his secretary, Maj. Gen. Edwin M. <Pa) Watson: “Pa—Tell them I will go if I can arrange it. FDR.” Davies said today that if President Roosevelt had his own wish, he would ride to the Capitol Monday, Inauguration Day, on a horse, take the oath of office and then return to the White House the same way. According to Davies, the President said he would like to have the chairman ride a Democratic donkey “and you could hold my horse while I went in and took the oath of office.” P. S. But it’ll be a limousine, according to the committee. Foinht For College Appropriations believed ■¡¡¡B Homer ftonard of McAllen, elect ed speakeiof the Texas House of Representaives today, is a friend of El Paso, toeording to W. E. Clayton, assistas U. S. district attorney, who seWd with Mr. Leonard in the Legiiture in 1933 to 1935. Mr. Leona« in 1935 was chairman of the mouse Appropriations Committee a« Mr. Clayton was vice chairman At that time Mr. Leonard visits the College of Mines to asciptain the college's needs. “He fought ^ money for the college,” Mr. èayton said. “He knows the needl of El Paso and is favorable to B Paso. El Paso is fortunate in havi% him as speaker because he appoiAs committees of the House. El Past legislators will get a break. El ftso is also due for a break in thevintroduction of bills favorable to Ei Paso.” Mr. Clayton wiredV 0 ngratulations to Mr. Leonard wh4 Mr. Clayton learned through Th\ Herald-Post that Mr. Leonard ha^ been named speaker. trainees today—1*2 young' men from Midland and vicinity. About 50 a day will arrive at the center. Another contingent is scheduled to arrive at 4:30 p. m. today from Lubbock. The first trainee to start the “processing” procedure at the new center was Frank Arnold, 31, Midland dairy farmer. The recruits received uniforms, luncheon in the new 1000-man cafeteria» mess,; and were put through classification tests. After “processing,” which may last a week or more, they will be assigned to some branch of the Army for a year’s training. The first group, mostly volunteers from Midland, received a send-off in Midland at a, program sponsored by the Midland Rotary Club, with the American Legion and civic organizations participating. At the reception center the trainees were greeted by Lieut. Col, Robert O. Annin, commanding officer. Col. & McLaughlin, commander of the El Paso recruiting district, delivered the first trainees to the center. ! . The Midland group included petroleum engineers, truqk drivers, cotton farmers, typewriter repairman, geologist, painter, dairy farmer, surveyor, typesetter, harness maker and typist. ' The new center will get its first El Paso trainees Jan. 18 from Draft Board No. 1, with arrival of 24 Aen. Colonel McLaughlin, left, jnd Colonel Annin. Italian General I ¡¡¡8 Assign Officers To Hew Field Artillery Commanding officers of three newly created units formed from the 82nd Field Artillery (horse) of the First Cavalry Division, headquarters Fort Bliss, were announced today. They are Lieut. Col. Joseph M. Swing, Headquarters Battery, First Cavalry Division Artillery; Major Edmund W. Searby, 82nd Field Artillery Battalion; Major John B. Horton, 61st Field Artillery Battalion. Both battalions are 75 milimeter, horse-drawn. The 82nd Field Artillery Battalion will be activated Feb. 10 as a 105-/tnilimeter howitzer, truck-drawn, battalion, according to Fort Bliss officials. Lieut. Col. Clarence F. Murray has been designated commanding •fficer of the latter . organization. \ - • BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Winters icy fist hammered temperatures down to new seasonal lows in many parts of the East today as a cold wave moved in from Canada, driving away comparatively mild weather. While the East shivered, the West reported a complete absence of winter weather, with mild temperatures prevailing generally west of Kansas City, and a rain belt extending south as far as the Gulf through East Texas and most of Oklahoma and as far west as central Colorado. The Satan’s Kingdom community near Hartford, Conn., reported two below zero, and other sections of the state reported official temperatures of eight below. Former Bliss Man Is Rewarded For Heroism Award of a medal for heroism to Corporal W. A. McClain, formerly of Fort Bliss, was approved today by the War Department. He is now at Fort Jackson, S. C. On the night of March 30 at Fort Bliss he captured an enlisted man who had broken into the arms room and had stolen ammunition for a .45 calibre pistol after slugging a guard. Corporal McClain was honored for heroism beyond the call of duty during peace time. Youth Unhurt After Auto Slides 90 Feet And Upsets William Cunningham, SO, of Carlsbad, was alive and unhurt today after the car he was driving slid 90 feet following a collision at Cotton and Grant ave nues, turning over four times. Neither Mr. Cunningham nor Faith Whittington, 28, of 1213 Circle avenue, driver of the other car, was injured. 35 Sign Up For \rip To Chihuahua Gitf \ Thirty-five El Paso bu^ness men today had made reservations with Henry Wooldridge for Saturday’s motorcade to Chihuahua City. About 40 are expected ici go. E. H. Simons, Chamber Commerce manager, received wov^ from Governor Chavez of Chihuahua that Chihuahua will give the trippers a hearty welcome. They will be met on the highway by an official escort, and a full program has t^een arranged which includes a If inner Saturday night. The cars will leave El Paso a|, 6 a. m. Saturday. Trippers will have lunch in Chihuahua City. They will leave Chihuahua City Sunday after lunch for the return trip to El Paso. Gus Momsen Jr. Made State National Director Stockholders of the State National Bank and of the El Paso National Bank met today to reelect officers. State National officials said C. N. Bassett, president, and all other officers would be re-elected. Only change in officials was slated on the board of directors. Gus Momsen Sr. resigned because of his health. He was to be replaced on the board by Gus Momsen Jr. Sam D. Young, executive vice president of the El Paso National, said no changes were anticipated in the officers of the bank. C. M. Harvey is president. Greeks Toward Berati Compiled from A.P. and I.N.S. Dlsptkhe* CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 14.—The British reported toda^ that the Italian Blackshirt General Argentina had been captured by a motorboat crew after he had been spotted from the air “hiding by the water’s edge” in North Africa. Argentina was said to have been commander of Italian forces at Sidi 3arrani, recaptured Egyptian town which was the main advance base for Marshal Rodolfo Graziani’s smashed offensive. The British continued preparations for an attack on Tobruk, important Italian base in eastern Libya. Britain today struck a sudden new blow in the African campaign by laying siege to Jarabub, far inland near the Egyptian-Libyan frontier—the easternmost position held by the Italians in North Africa. Several thousand Italian troops, it was believed, are trapped at Jarabub, 150 miles south of the Mediterranean coast. Compiled from U. P.. A. P. *nd I. X. S. Dispatches ATHENS, Jan. 14.—Greek forces smashed doggedly % at the heels of Italians retreating across the central Albanian foothills toward Berati today and the R. A. F. reported a heavy aerial assault on the town itself, a center of Albanian’s oil production. The battle beyond Klisura “continued to develop satisfactorily Greek spokesmen said, although they acknowledged stubborn: Fascist opposition at some points. They added that the Greeks still were taking quantities of supplies of *all kinds abandoned by the withdrawing Italians. Italian commanders, pre?*ring for early Greek frontal attacks on Valona, Estaban and Berat, have ordered the civilian populace to leave those three key cities in Albania, it was reported. Compiled from IT. P.. A. F- Mi Pligatffhcfl The British Admiralty reported that..... Tier Illustrious, SouthamDUmand er Gallant had been German and 1 ia£ attacks off S}< TheAamiralty attack occurred . coast during the The attack Britain threw planes into/th« ranean Sea control today. jSktfcwKit British air tfower w*s he critical between Sicily and new German dive-bombiiur rons, aided by Italian have sought to snap British nications between the western portions of the R A. F. planes attacked Sicily, where it is airplane reinforcement* >ased. In an attacl they reported theyi destroyed nine —the dive-action against ean Sea power first time/ Heavy British man submarine France, last nil in a British nique in crashed Other planes the Dunkirk area whej fire and several amalle started. There seemed some according to repartí ÜK aviation quarters, mans had mpved land from the cause of British attacks. . The R.. A* F. attacks on were only part of a far 1 of actions in -which attacked their foes in ian East Africa and Wi The R. A. F. struck and Berka airdromes near hazi, Libya« airdromes at and Barentu in Italian Agordat in Ethiopia and the proni workshops at Mai Blast Railway Unes Saturday night railway line* docks at Benghazi were R. A. F. bombs, as were and Italian defenses at Derna, miles west of Tobruk. Monday the R. A F. bombed : itary concentration at Derate bania, and made dive motor transport concen Tessenei, Italian East Africa* According to the R. A. P* damage was done to the air at Cantania. Hangars and (Continued en Page 7, Cell Adaga. blasted Runs For Treasurer Eric Munro, former deputy in the county tax collector’s office, said today he intends to file with the City Democratic Committee, to run against Ben Carroll for city treasurer in the Democratic primary election on Feb. 15. Safe Conduct Offer For Drivers' License Fee By United Press AUSTIN, Jan. 14.—Senator Yei* non Lemens of Waxahachie said today that he will sponsor a ’‘standard drivers’ license” bill in the leg islature, levying a 50-cent 1'ee for enforcement. j*-. By United Press BERLIN, Jan. 14. _ . litical quarters said today that great French Maginot line. « structed at an estimated $500,000.000, is being torn The German quarters said wrecking of the French tion system had been preparation for utilizations land covered by the particularly in Alsace and for agricultural purposed. The land, the German said, will be subdivided intp ^ farms which'will be handed by peasant families from tion to generation similar to small farms established Hitler in Germany. Former N. M. Official Hurt In Auto Wreck By Associated Press ARTESIA, N. M., Jan. 14.—Frank Worden, former state land commissioner, was in a serious condition in Artesia Memorial Hospital today as the result of an automobile accident on Highway 83 west of here last night. He was found by *a rancher after lying along the highway near his demolished automobile for several hours. Coogan And Mother Are Reconciled By Associated Press HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 14.—Mrs. Lillian Coogan Bernstein says she and her son, Jackie Coogan, once “The Kid” of silent films, are reconciled. She disclosed last night that Jackie had come to live with her and her husband, Arthur Bernstein, in, the ranch house the Bernsteins received after settlement of long litigation involving Jackie’s screen earnings. . „ i By United Press LONDON, Jan. 14.—The British government is expected soon to make it clear that it would consider favorably an Italian request for facilities to evacuate Italian women and children from East Africa, diplomatic qyarters asserted today. The offer would be made through the Brazilian Embassy, which has been entrusted with safeguarding Italian interests in Great Britain. Any such British offer would be made in the belief that Italy’s defeats in North Africa might J?e turned into a debacle in East Africa. Round Up Stray Dogs Dogs must be kept at home, city health officers warned today. Increase in dog-bite cases has forced officers to order all stray dogs rounded up. “We have given orders that all stray dogs are to be destroyed,” Dr. Cox, city health officer, said. More Help For The Greeks Sigää From one of Uncle Sam’s fighting men today comes $5 contribution to the Greek War Relief Fund. Sgt. Peter Marpel of the 7th Cavalry at Fort Bliss » in his ch^ck. This tribute of an American soldier to the Greeks the superlative job of fighting they ate doing is heartening tp the local committee^which is raising $1(1,1 as the Soutl^west’s part of the $16,000,000 fund In the sai^ mail was an anoriymdus ~ $5 from Marfa land $1 came from Sangtft „ , mous. The latier, however, is bound to fee from a man because A was enclosed in one of those thi: of paper thay only railroads use. The money and all other sent The Hf turned overjto George Matkin of the St$ treasurer off the committee SBI8l . 4 ^issiS msi —
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