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El Paso Herald Post (Newspaper) - January 24, 1914, El Paso, Texas El Paso Herald U. S. Forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow; not much change in temperature. (Details on Page 7.) VOL. LXI, NO. 21 EL PASO, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1941 DELIVERED IN SL PASO ISO A - Yr THREE CEN' FIVE CENT! .............. EL PAI Guard Revolt In Rumania Hitler, Stalin Vie To Control Rumania * By WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS Scripps-Howard Foreifit Editor WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.—Behind the bloodshed in Rumania is Germany’s determination to control the vitally important lower valley and I mouth of the Danube, and Soviet Russia’s equal de- II e r m i n a tion to BY UNITED PRESS prevent it. Premier Ion Antonescu to- j The marionettes day seemed to be getting thei the' show are upper hand in Rumania, ap-| the poor, deluded Rumanians. They Pf are entirely in the Thousands Reported Killed In Rebellion Of Extremist Group r parently with German army support, after a bloody three- day cattle with radical Iron Guard-ists. . For the first timeBncharest correspondents were*8gpe4to transmit heavily ce wiiwywi\ accounts of what was rebel lion by Iron Guartf esrtremlsts. Reports received at Rtischuk* on the Bulgarian frontier fss^rted that between 2500 and SOWijpeisons had been killed in <h- Bucharest alone. .Ihifewas no estimate of casualties elsewhere In the country. ' ' Berlin insisted that Naiz^^rrisons in Rumania had not in the civil uprising. It seemed' apparent, however, that- Antonescu had Germany’s backing in his fight to regaiii control of the country. Bucharest streets were strewn with wreckage from the fighting and the rebels stitt held out but were said to. have been bottled up in one area of the city* What the situation was outside Bucharest was not definitely known but reports from bordering countries indicated that fighting was continuing at many points. Dispatches out of Bucharest said many hospitals were full of ‘ wounded amid mounting death lists and today German and Rumanian motorized troops patrolled * ^e^lkaaicapiUrsstreets. Jfcjflaa®^ia*s council of ministers announced severe punishment would be meted out to Horla Sima, vice-premier and Iron Guardist chieftain, and other alleged leaders of the blobdy rebellion against the Antonescu government. The Antonescu government ordered swift trials tor the rebels and called oh citizens to report nests of snipers. - Military courts were under orders to try those rounded up within 24 hours of arrest, with the punish-(Continued on Page 7, Col. 3) Report Civilians Ordered Out Of Valona By United Pres* STURGA, Jugoslavia, Jan. 24.— A frontier report asserted today that Italian military authorities have ordered the civilian population of Yalona evacuated. Simms hands of cynical figures in Berlin and Moscow who are pulling the strings. Superficially it looks like civil war. In reality it is just another phase of Europe’s power politics. Rumania, more than ever, has come to occupy a key position in the new order as seen by Hitler and Stalin. If Hitler wins, a future war between Germany and Russia is almost inevitable. In the hands of Germany, control of Rumania would give the Nazis a perfect springboard for a lightning leap in the direction of the Ukraine, Russia’s granary. In the hands of the Muscovites, it would be an equally good starting point in the direction of the Dardanelles, historically coveted by Russia. Similarly, if Germany intends to make a try for the oil fields of the Near East, via Bulgaria and Turkey, she must protect her flank against her Soviet partner. And should things go badly for her in her struggle against Britain, she woul# stand in very special need of a strong position in Rumania to forestall a possible nasty surprise from the same direction. For the moment, therefore, the odds are strongly in favor of Germany as against Russia. For in the last analysis the Nazis will not hes-(Continued on Page 9, Col. 3) Mass Murders Of Jews Revealed Scores Shot Down In Rumanian Riots BY F. E. STEVENS United Press Staff Correspondent BUCHAREST, Jan. 24.—(Passed by Censor)—Three days of insurrection in Rumania were accompanied by mass murders of Jews, it was disclosed today. Exact figures ondeaths were not available», admitted that casualties were “important.” ’ It was learned today that in one block in Bucharest alone 89 Jews were murdered Wednesday. It was admitted that “gangsters and extremists” herded Jews into cellars where they were slain. Today marked this correspondent’s first communication with the outside world since Wednesday morning. During three days we have been under fire with no lights at night and with no telephone service at any time. New Labor Union Charter Is Granted To Employes By United Press ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 24.—More than 250 Italian prisoners have been taken in the past 24 hours above Klisura, on the central Albanian front, it was reported today. The Athens radio said the Greeks had gained new mountain positions ton. in that sector which gave them control of a vast new area. It quoted a captured Italian major as saying that the Italian troops were becoming dispirited over their army’s losses and its inability to recapture ‘and hold terrain. In a dispatch filed from Premeti, near Klisura, Mary Merlin, United Press correspondent, reported furious Italian counter-attacks, preceded by creeping artillery .barrages and waves of airplanes drop-, ping curtains of bombs along the JP ridges and valleys. She said the ^ Greeks were fighting off these attacks in the daytime and were advancing at bayonet point at night. Report Truce Readied In Indo-China War By United Press TOKYO, Jan. 24.—The Japanese foreign office announced today that both French Indo-China and Thailand (Siam) have accepted Japan’s offer to mediate in their hostilities over frontier territory and that negotiations were expected to start in Tokyo soon. In-addition to accepting Japanese mediation, Thailand and Indo-China have agreed to a truce, the foreigft office said. - The announcement disclosed that Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka offered mediation and suggested a truce to the French and Siamese governments Jan. 20. Formal acceptances were received today. Matsuoka said also that Japan would need 30 years, perhaps 50 years, for the “ideal” construction of a new order in East Asia. Peyton Packing Co. employes today received a charter for an Independent Union of Packing and Stock Yards Workers, Inc. The charter was issued in Austin. The union was listed as a “protective association” with no capital «tock. Ifttorporators are Espiridion Muro, Max Ponce and Raymundo Vigil, workers in the Peyton plant in El Paso. Incorporation of the new union at the company followed by two days a recommendation to the National Labor Relations Board from George Bokat, NLRB trial examiner, that the Peyton company withdraw all recognition from the Peyton Employes Assn., formerly a non-affiliated union at the plant. Mr. Bokat presided at a hearing here several months ago in which the company was charged with discrimination against the Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee, a CIO organization, and with favoring the employes association. L. F. Miles, Peyton official, said that the Peyton Employes Assn. had been disbanded. He said he was unfamiliar with the new union but knew that plant workers were planning its formation. It’s Sled Time At Cloudcroft Bring out your bobsleds and ice skates, folks, and spend a weekend of winter fun at Cloudcroft. There is 12 inches of snow on the ground and car chains are not needed over the Cloudcroft road, the Weather Bureau reported. The snow crust is hard. The weather is overcast. Car chains are not needed on the road to*Ruidoso. The resort has three inches of snow. The weather is overpast. Partly cloudy weather tonight and tomorrow is forecast for West Texas. Show and colder weather are forecast for the north portion tomorrow. More rain is forecast for Western New Mexico. The northeast portion of the state will have snow and colder weather. OKAY AMENDMENT The City Council today approved the proposed new civil service amendment to the City’s charter and adopted a resolution to submit the amendment at the general election April 8. NEW TRIAL SOUGHT A motion for new trial was filed in U. S. District Court today by attorneys for Luther Bent Ledger-wood, 52, convicted on charges that he swindled $3000 from Dr. J. T. Phillips, aged Long Beach, Cal., physician. British Envoy, Halifax, Arrives On New Warship Roosevelt Goes To Meet Ambassador After Ocean Dash By United Press ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 24.— Lord Halifax, the British ambassador designate, arrived in the United States today aboard the new British battleship King George, V, one of the most powerful fighting ships in the world.! The King George V, after a secret! dash across the! Atlantic entered! »American watersi shortly after midnight and moved slowly up Chesapeake Bay toward this seat of the U. S. Naval Academy. Lord Halifax Even after it was known generally that the battleship had passed through the Virginia Capes, fateway to Chesapeake Bay, the British Embassy in Washington and the Navy Department continued to maintain strict secrecy about the warship’s movements. In Washington, President Roosevelt, and a group of Government officials, left the White House, presumably to meet the new ambas-sador-designate. P It was learned ||that preparations I were being made If at the naval academy to receive H!Lord Halifax Inasmuch as the waters at the Annapolis Docks are not deep enough t o accommodate the 35,000 - ton King George V, the ship was expected to drop Lady Halifax anchor several miles off shore in the Annapolis Roads. Also traveling with Lord Halifax, are Charles Peake, the ambassador-designate's press adviser, and Maj. Gen, Frederick George Beaumont-Nesbitt, new military attache at Washington. Mr. Roosevelt told his press conference that secrecy had surrounded Halifax’s trip because publicity might have jeopardized human life. Mr. Roosevelt also disclosed that he had conferred this morning with John G. Winant, former Republican governor of New Hampshire, who has been mentioned for appointment as the new United States ambassador to Great Britain, but he added that nothing could be said on that as yet. ORDER ON BRITISH Throw Away Those Red ” v H BY JOAN YOUNGER United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Jan. 24. — Throw away those red dresses, girls. It was scientifically proved that man feels a stronger “emotional surge” when confronted by navy blue than by any other color. Upsetting the belief that red is the most exciting color, a psychometer registered the reactions of eight men and found that blue, not red, made their hands clammy and their hearts beat faster. The eight men were two stage stars, two football players, two movie ushers and two brokers. Green ran a poor second and red was third. The test was conducted by M. E. Muniz, director of the Psychological Testing Bureau and Herbert Thompson Strong, color consultant of the Museum of Science and Industry. Muniz is also co-in-ventor of the psychometer, better known as a “lie detector.” The two actors—Ole Olsen of “Hellzapoppin” and Lyle Talbot, currently in “Separate Rooms,” varied widely in their reactions. Olsen’s emotions leapt at the sight of red, although yellow is his favorite color. Talbot favored blue. The pulses of the two football players soared at blue, with light brown a close second. The brokers reacted-^ Contrary to expectation/ of red did not cause these t> paw the ground, break out in" sweat or go into denunciations. They registered nil on red, but were emphatic in their approval of green. The movie ushers stopped on green, went ahead on red and registered a great emotional surge for navy blue. Perspiration in the palms is the guilding factor of the psychometer, Muniz said. Each “testee” closed his eyes, relaxed, and then with electrodes strap.ped to his palms, opened his eyes and looked at a color. City’s Budget For Next Fiscal Year Totals $1,050,000 Estimate More Than Last Year's Operation Cost A budget of approximately $1,-050,000 for the 1941-42 fiscal year will be drafted by Mayor Anderson and City Auditor Daniels for submission to the City Council. Mayor Anderson- said the budget will be “about the same” as the cur rent operating setup with some ad ditions for expenses added during the current year. The current budget of $1,016,732 is approximately $18,000 overspent at present with two months to get within the lijnited outlay. Mayor Anderson said he wiH ask department ‘chiefs next week to submit their budget proposals, and the request will be prefaced with a warning that the City is unable to increase its expenses materially. “They always put in for more than they expect to get,” Mayor Anderson said. “We can't afford to spend much more than we are at present—if anything. “There are some items t^ go into the budget, like funds for payment of State gasoline taxes, which the Supreme Court ruled we must pay. (Continued on Page 7, Col. 1) The Long and Short Of It I Nothing Doing, Says Czarina Of Bowlers Two Are Arrested In Draft Evasion Inquiry Two young men were held in the County Jail today on draft evasion charges, following their arrests last night by deputy sheriffs and U. S. Immigration patrolmen. One of the youths, officers said, was arrested as he was entering the United States from Mexico below Fort Hancock. He admitted he was | preparing to drive her automobile Lady Goes To Supper In Juarez And Stays A Week This is not the story of the “Man Who Came to Dinner,” but one instead about the beautiful lady who went to Juarez for supper and stayed a week. The lady is 24-year-old Mrs. Lottie Bush, who said she is the wife of Eddie Bush, a New York dance orchestra leader. A week ago Mrs. Bush, her four-year-old son, and a friend, -—..............................-....................................»Miss Dorothy Vernick, went to n Ma ii i i ii Juarez for the evening. They were Bandit Holds Up Woman In Valley Using a flashlight to pretend he had a pistol, a tall, well-dressed man last night held up Mrs. Given Teel and robbed her of $23 as she was an American citizen and that he had not registered for the draft last Nov. 16. The other man, arrested at his home, admitted giving his address as Ysleta although he resides at San Elizario. The Sheriffs Department will present evidence of the evasions to the U. S. District Attorney’s Office. Red Lips In The Red Cross? Egad! Nurse Defies Ban * Placed On Make-Up By United Press LONDON, Jan. 24.—Red lips in the Red Cross? “Never,” said Brig. Gen. Sir Archibald Fraser Home today. “Maybe,” said Lady Oliver. “Why not!” demanded Mrs. C. D. Fellowes. The lips belonged to Mrs. Fellowes who, in addition to being slim and attractive, is assistant commandant of the Suffolk Red Cross Hospital. Her lips were red, egad, because she used lipstick on them. But red as they were, Sir Archibald’s face was redder when he saw them. S* 1, Archibald, Suffolk County director of the British Red Cross is 66. He remembers when not all women painted their lips. Mrs. Fellowes, he ruled after an in- wm spection trip, would have to discard her lipstick or resign. Red Cross headquarters backed him up. “Bad example,” headquarters said of Mrs. Fellowes’ lips. Mrs. Fellowes rebelled. She abandoned her official white print uniform but not her lipstick, continuing her duties in mufti. “They told me,” she exclaimed, “that I should regard the sacrifice of my lipstick as my contribution to the war front. I think the whole contention is childish.” The battle got into the newspapers and reached the attention of Lady Oliver, chief of the British Red Cross Detachment Depart* ment. She called for a complete report. ,Lady Oliver, who reserved final judgment, admitted there was no “official ban on makeup.” into the garage of her Upper Valley home. Mrs. Teel told Deputy Sheriff Neely that she had opened the doors to the garage and was about to re-enter her car when the man approached her, walking up the driveway. “Give me the money you got,” Mrs. Teel quoted the man as saying. She said his right hand was in» his pocket. She presumed that the bulge in his pocket was a gun, she said. “I told the man I had nothing, and he snapped: ‘Don’t give me that, hand over the money.’ ” Mrs. Teel said. “Then he grabbed my purse with his left hand, pulled his other hand out of the pocket. What I thought was a gun was a flashlight.” The “gunman” then took $23 from the purse, handed it back to Mrs. Teel, and fled into the darkness. Mr. Teel is employed at. the Alabam Freight Lines, Inc., at 305 South Virginia street. The Teel home is 100 yards southeast of the Upper Valley crossroads. en route from New York to Santa Monica, Cal., where they planned to visit Mrs. Bush’s mother, according to U. S. Immigration officers. They had been told about the typical Mexican suppers in Juarez. Mrs. Bush forgot about the recent tightening of U. S. Immigration laws; apparently didn’t think it was important that she was Canadian-born. She told Immigration inspectors that she was a Canadian, and they told Mrs. Bush they were sorry, but that she would have to remain in Mexico until she could obtain proof of her citizenship. That was a week ago. Today Mrs. Bush finally obtained a British passport from the British vice-consul in Houston, and an immigration visa from the American consul in Juarez. She and her friend left immediately for California. Mrs. Bush's son had been sent on to his grandmother's when his mother’s troubles began. Immigration officers said Mrs. Bush was born in Canada, and that she had never become an American citizen, although her mother had been naturalized shortly after the family moved to the United States. By Associated Press COLUMBUS. O., Jan. 24.—The czarina of feminine bowlers took a look today at a fashion magazine depicting “what bowling women should wear” and turned down a neatly manicured but emphatic thumb—on shorts. Spread across the magazine pages were pictures of seven girls —blondes, brunets and red heads all clad in shorts. “We do not, and will not, permit any of our members to wear shorts,” said Mrs. Emma jPhaler, secretary of the Women’s International Bowling Congress. ‘They mostly bowl in slacks, but, that is more true in the West than it is here. ... ■* * . *T guess the reasoif We won’t permit shorts is that the well-shaped girls would look all right, but the fat women—that would be impossible.” And that just about settles the “shorts” question for the women bowlers, for Mrs. Phaler rules with an iron hand when such debates arise concerning the 100,000 registered keglers of the so-called weaker sex. Says Nazis Demand French Port Use International News Service BERNE, Switzerland, Jan. 24.— Germany has made a formal demand upon France for the use of Tunisia as an Axis naval, military and air base for operations against British forces in North Africa, it was reported in Berne today. ■Shorts Will Be Here Soon,’ Predicts E. P. Woman Bowler EL PASO’S feminine bowlers i today disagreed on the use of shorts instead of slacks or dresses. Miss Virginia Gradfelder, 22, of Ft. Bliss, who has been bowling two years, predicted that “lS Paso’s younger girls will be wearing shorts here by next summer.” “Women wear shorts playing golf or tennis.” Miss Gradfelder said. “Why shouldn’t we wear shorts bowling? They wear shorts during the summer months in Houston and Dallas. It’s a swell idea for El Paso.” Mrs. Thelma White, bowling instructor, of 3314 White Oaks street, turns her thumb down on the idea. She has been bowling six years. “El Paso is not ready for women to wear shorts,” Mrs. White said. Officials don’t approve of women wearing shorts at the national tournaments in Cincinnati and few women in El Paso like shorts. Most of them wear slacks.” t There are approximately women bowlers in El Paso. 250 Willkie Arrives In Portugal On Clipper International News Service LISBON, Jan. 24.—The Clipper carrying Wendell Willkie who is en route to England arrived in Lisbon early today. The last leg of the trans-Atlantic crossing was made on schedule after bad weather had held up the Pan-American flying boat 24 hours in the Azores. From Lisbon, Willkie will fly to England to survey wartime conditions. said ident Roosevi ate Brit lican members ví George C. i of Staff, Ai chief of nava Gen. George the Army Air The Represent New York but when of Texas session, and' for it. The the session Fish were “afraid that the offer in made y ■SkwS’ÎïS S>'.V-w%v ’ A play outfit that made an instant hit when it was brought over from Bermuda features smart and highly practical Bermuda "long" shorts. Of solid color menswear flannel, they are worn with cotton seersucker blouses printed in bright, splashy flower patterns. F. R. Asks Ml To Clothe Army By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.—President Roosevelt today asked Congress for a $175,000,000 appropriation to contract immediately for clothing and equipment for the Army which he estimated would reach 1,400,000 enlisted men by next summer. Cold Wave Moves South Prom Canada By Associated Press HELENA, Mont., Jan. 24.—A cold wave moving southward out of Canada brought sinking temperatures to western North Dakota and Montana today, forcing the mercury down to 15 degrees below zero at Cut Bank, Mont. Edmonton. Alta., reported a minium of 35 degrees below zero last night and Calgary 23 below. Spelling Bees In Old El Paso Were Gay Social Events Spelling matches in El Paso once were real social events, El Pasoans recalled today. They were recalled as boys and girls of the grade schools prepare to choose their champion for The Herald-Post Spelling Bee to be held May 3. Spellers who will not be 16 years old before May 27 will compete for the Southwest championship which will take them to Washington, D. C., for the national match as the guest of The Herald-Post. The social spelling matches were held in the high school, then the Morehead building, and in the churches. “We used to dress up in fancy dress costumes,” said Mrs. J. W. Lorentzen. “On the day of one of these affairs, I went around all day spelling hard words over and over. We had been warned about the word, ‘psychology,’ so I gave it special attention. That night, dressed up in a Colonial costume with my hair pompadoured and powdered, I was one of three left standing. And I got the word, ‘psychology.’ I spelled it wrong! I was so confused, I put my hands up to my head and a cloud of powder arose in a big puff. There was a big roar of amusement over the room. I’ll never forget it” Mrs, Hal E. Christie recalled a speUing match on a Friday afternoon at Bailey School. “Mrs. George LeBaron, of California, then Laura Townsend, was giving out the words,” said Mrs. Christie, “She. came to me and pronounce^ the word, ‘picture-skew,’ There was great confusion!” The teacher cleared it up, said Mrs. Christie. of 200 that Fish was* truth,” and The sub-committee start of ate group r : willing to to the British aid b prohibition against vessels for convoys. Silent Ob ' Mr. to conference. mittees as to the 1 mind. He said question ought to any. comment on Lindbergh's that if this countr from giving moral tain and Franc« (Contained en Court A p¡ By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. dent Roosevelt said selected a successor to preme Court Justice Reynolds, but that an ai of his choice will not a long, long time. Justice : nolds is retiring from the St Court Feb. 1. The President told his ference it would save a lot i if newspapers let it be known! bombarding of thi with Supreme Court rec tions might as well It has been reported thati James F. Byrnes of South one of the President's friends and his unofficial spokesman, may be named court. FIRE IN CASTLE DOUSED International News Serpioe DUBLIN, Jan. 24.—A roarii that broke out in 600-year-ol lin Castl^ was brought under < atfer a 90-minute struggle «a, ..... A Night With A Gun In London nrHE Germans 1 over London ^ mm v«* WWH Ernie Pyle, our porter, was given ano] tunity to see what ti an anti-aircraft gun like. / Turn to Page 5 for Ernie Pyle’s EXCLUf tnre in mmm
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