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El Paso Herald Post (Newspaper) - January 28, 1914, El Paso, Texas Herald U. S. Forecast: Mostly cloudy with rain and occasional thunderstorms rising temperature. (Details on Page.5.) -X VOL. LXI, NO. 24 X EL PASO, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1941 DELIVERED IN EL PASO 15e A WEEK ♦ ‘ THREE CENTS IN EL FIVE CENTS ELSEWHERE *- «ir Teamsters Group Cdhiinues To Ei Paso Plant Officers óf the Teamsters Union (AFL) Local 941 today charged that a brother American Federation of Labor Union, the Bricklayers, Mas-bns and Plasterers International Union, is employing alien labor at the International Brick Co., owned and operated by the Bricklayers Union. The Teamsters employed a union man to continue picketing the International Brick Co. as unfair to organized labor for refusal to employ Teamsters Union men as truck drivers. “We know that some of the employes are aliens who do not even live in El Paso, and we don’t believe that a fair practice, particularly for a plant operated by à labor union,” said M. B. Me Go wen, business representative of ¿the Teamsters. Beelines to Comment “We are prepared to carry on our fight for recognition of union conditions at the plant. We' believe we have every right to expect that union truck drivers be employed.” J. F. Driscoll, International Brick Co. manager, declined to comment on charges that aliens are em-¿„ployed or on the picketing by the ^teamsters. “We. prefer to say nothing," Mr. Driscoll said4 "There is no discontent at our plants Let the other fellow have his say.” Mr. Driscoll said yesterday that the company is a manufacturing concern, and is npt engaged in interstate commerce. Says Attitude PussHng “It seems to us,” said Mr. McGow-en, “that a union-owned manufacturing plant should be the first to establish union conditions. We cannot understand the attitude of those in charge of this plant, who profess to believe in organized labor, but refuse to practice the principles of organized tabor in theirpwri plant. “They: ¿re making brick with non-uxìièn labor, delivering jit^ with; tton-union truck drivers to fobs where, the brick is being laid by Harrjr C;' Irates,' Vice' president of International Brick Co, and national president of thè Bricklayers Union, was out of Wflshin gton today Elmer Spahr, treasurer of the brick company and the Bricklayers Union, declined to comment in Washington on the picketing. School Chief Finds Spelling Full Of Romance A nd History Italians Retreat As English Push Toward Agordat Picked British Indian Fighters Pursue Fascists By Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt, Jan. 28.—“Free French” forces from the Chad region in Equatorial Africa, cooperating with Britain’s drives in Libya and East Africa, have struck at Italy’s African empire on another front, the Fez* an Oasis in southwestern Libya, British sources reported tonight. By United Press CAIRO, Jan. 28. — Continuous attacks by Royal Air Force bombers on Italian forces in Libya, Albania and East Africa were reported by R.A.F. headquarters today, while Middle East headquarters of the British forces said that satisfactory progress was being made in ladd operations in Libya and Eritrea. Spellers of today are different from the "Blue Back Spelter,'* when words like "phthisis,” downed the contestants, said Superintendent Hughey, above. Superintendent Hughey Enthused Over Herald-Post's Word Bee Captain Falby of the County Highway Patrol today filed a complaint in Justice of the Peace Crawford’s court charging Antonio Sanchez of Ysletai with negligent homicide in the death of Mrs. Margarita H. Chacon of 2100 Myrtle avenue. Mrs. Chacon was killed in an accident on the Lower Valley highway last Saturday. tMiss Margarita Carnero, injured in the accident, died yesterday. The complaint alleged that Sanchez was the driver of the car. It charged that Sanchez wept to sleep while driving and permitted the car to crash into a culvert on the left side of the highway. -The Boy Hanged From T ree By United Press PORT ARTHUR. Jan. 28. f nude body of 14-year-old Billy Wallace was found hanging by a wire from § tree near the city today. One hand was Nvired to a belt around the waist. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wallace, the parents, had reported Billy missing since Sunday afternoon when he walked away from home in the direction of the place where the body was found. Justice of the Peace M. R. Word said he would return an inquest verdict of suicide. He said the condition of the body indicated that it had been hanging from the tree since Sunday. By United Presi WASHINGTON, Jkn. 28. — The House Immigration Committee to-day s ^g6rted favorably a bill by Representative A. Leonard Allen of Iow^jprecting the Attorney General tppifeport immediately Harry R. Bribers, Australian-born Pacific Coast CIO leader. The bill passed the House by an overwhelming vote last yeair but "was pigeonholed in the Senate by that chamber’s immigration committee after Attorney General Robert H. Jackson expressed his op position to the measure. ury ipress iTON, Jan. 28.—Treas-fials said today that a gir examiner permitted a $1,000,000 error in a Government check to get past her because “she didn’t dream such a large error was possible.” Andrew Paananen, Carver, Mass cranberry grower, received the check in the amount of $1,000,015.25 last week as an AAA payment After startling officials at his loca bank with the check, the amused Paananen sent it back to the Treas ury. His check should have been $15.25. The girl whose specific job was to examine the checks for errors noticed the check and thought it “unusual,” but assumed because of the check*« size that it must be right. Spelling is a subject fuU of romance, human interest and history, said Superintendent Hughey of the public schools. He deplores the general ¿aek of intfrest in spelling correct-y. He’s glad to see the preparation for the big Herald-Post Southwest Spelling Bee on May 3/ Maybe it will arouse a new interest in spelling and the use of words, he said. ¥ “It used to be a< matter of sanctity, of self-respect and of high honor to spell right and to speak correctly,” said Mr. Hughey. “Now they don’t care.” Antique Furniture He began to talk about the words that are “left over” in the English language from Chaucer’s day, words with a lot of extra letters in them ljke “through” and “thorough.” “They are like antique furniture,” he said. “They aren’t of much real use. They aren’t practical. But we treasure them. We don’t want to get rid of them.” Mr. Hughey recalled when President Theodore Roosevelt aroused Washington with his simplified spelling. “I was living in Washington at the time,” he said. “He began substituting a ‘t’ for ‘ed’ on words. There was a furore in the capital over it. The superintendent grinned. “It was at that time that Teddy Roosevelt took the In God We Trust’ off the silver dollar. He said it didn't belong on the dollar. The idea was that it had no meaning for anybody with a lot of dollars. The Senate was aroused to a high pitch and put it back.” Whizz of a Speller Mr. Hughey was a whizz of a speller when he was in school. He didn’t use the word “whizz But he told how he used to spell ’em down in the bees. He had a photographic mind when it came to words. And such words as they gave the boys and girls back in Tennessee in those days! “I never will forget,” said Mr. Hughey, vthe time the Jewish boy sent me down with ‘Yangtze Kiang.”’ But Allen Harrison Hughey sent a flock of them to their seats an other day in a spelling bee in that grammar school at Fayetteville, Tenn. “The word was ‘phthisic.’ pronounced ‘tizik,’ and it means ‘consumption,’ or ‘tuberculosis,’ ” said Mr. Hughey. He reached for the dictionary. By United Press LONDON, Jan. 28.—British forces in Eritrea are closing in on Agordat and pursuing fleeing Italian troops down the main railroad which runs from the Biscia railhead to Mas-sawa on the Red Sea, military authorities announced today. Italian troops have abandoned strong positions on the western frontier of Ethiopia and are being pursued into the country, they said On the southern front, informants added, British patrols inflicted casualties on Italians without suffering losses themselves in the frontier zones of Italian Somaliland and southern Ethiopia. Picked Indian Troops Used Authorities disclosed that most of the British forces in Eritrea were picked Indian troops and that the commander-in-chief there was Maj.-Gen. William Platt, who has been in command in the Sudan since 1938. They emphasized the importance of his drive into Eritrea because of its route along the railroad which runs through Agordat and Asmara, capital of Eritrea, to the, sea., Authorities said* that Derntf, në*t stop in the British drive through Libya, had not yet been taken but (Continued on Page 5, Col. 4) im ephcrto] Hope Quiller, eleven-day-old incubator baby of Alamosa, Colo., who was given no chance to survive at birth but whom doctors now say will live. The child weighs between a pound and a half and two pounds, it is estimated; no accurate check having been made as the youngster cannot be rc*-moved from the t incubator to be weighed. The baby is kept in a temperature of 90 degrees and takes between three and five teaspoons of milk daily. Note the comparative size of the child beside the nurse's hand and the black and white inch spaces on the ruler in the background. London Undergoes Longest Air Raid Since Dr. Brice Schuller Named Drarft Chairman Dr. Brice Schuller today became chairman of Selective Service Board 5, replacing the late Harry Wiley, chief deputy sheriff. Paul Harvey was appointed to "succeed Mr. Wiley as a board member. Charles F. Davis is the third • member. Dr. Schuller said John A. James, ^vho failed to report on time with draftees from Board 5 sent to Ft. Bliss yesterday,, has been granted deferrment until the Feb. 7 call. Dr. Schuller said James reported late and was ready for induction, but that he could not be accepted at Ft. Bliss. James had an excuse, which the board members accepted. Dr. Schuller said, but warned that the board will not be lenient in the future. IRVIN S. COBB RETIRES By Associated Press SANTA MONICA. Cal., Jan. 28.— Irvin S. Cobb, novelist and humorist, says he has sung his swan song as an after-dinner speaker. LILI EXPECTS STORK By Associated Press HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 28.—Errol Flynn’s wife, Lili Damila, also of the screen, expects the stork in May. Of Fire In London Treasury Secretary Ready To Write Off? Past English Debt ’■ * By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan, Secretary of the. Morgenthau. said today tü&| Great Britain, Greece an-China “cannot continue fight” unless . Congress passes Administration’s all-out war bill. ; > “Congress , must we^gh very ously the question of whether wants Great Britain, ■ Greece' China to continue to fight” genthau told the Relations Committee. “If this' bill dam cannot continue to fight/ Senator Gerald P. Nyé of N; Dakota asked whether the government had “said as m: “Not in so many words, that’s the situation,” Morgl replied. Based on Lack of Cash He indicated that his . app of the British, Greek and, chances in the event American, is not forthcoming, was based their inability to raise enou|$[; lars to make further p* the United States* "EveiijiAiw, Las Groces Hangar El Paso Cold As Snow Moves To Mountains High winds from the snowclad north that dropped El Paso’s temperature to 40 this afternoon struck Las Cruces this morning, wrecking the Municipal Airport hangar and four small planes used for training New Mexico A. & M. College students to fly. The winds struck the hangar at 5 a. m., ripping off the doors, lifting the 60 by 80 foot hanger up and then setting it down in ruins on top of the planes. Two planes were smashed and two were badly damaged. Trees were broken in the vicinity of the hangar. The velocity of the wind in El Paso this afternoon was 21 miles an hour compared to a velocity of 31 miles at 6 a. m. today. More rain and thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow with snow in the mountains is the forecast for El Paso. Rain started falling around 5:10 a. m. today. Thunder boomed. Light rains fell over Southern New Mexico and Arizona as well as West Texas. Tucson received 1.07 inches of rain, heaviest precipitation in the Southwest. El Paso had .08 of an inch. Flight No. 4 of the Continental Air _ines, scheuled to leave El Paso at 6:30 a. m. today via Carlsbad, Hobbs and Roswell, left at 8:05 a. m.. flying direct to Albuquerque because of low ceiling. There were zero-zero conditions at Guadalupe Pass and light drizzles all the way to Carlsbad, Hobbs and Roswell, air lines officials said. Light snow was falling between El Paso and Albuquerque, they reported. The westbound American Air Lines plane was delayed here three hours and 40 minutes late yesterday due to low ceiling. The plane left El Paso at 8:40 p. m. All planes were running on schedule today. Roswell had .08 of an inch of rain, Tularosa, .79; Engle, a trace of rain; Wink. .55; Alpine .07 of an inch: Del Rio .21. By United Press LONDON, Jan. 28 —Wendell L. Willkie experienced his first air raid alarm today when a lone German reconnaissance plane was sighted and anti-aircraft batteries went into action as he inspected the charred ruins of London “City.” Willkie was driving from St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Bank of England when the siren wail started. No bombs were dropped. He had left his steel, helmet at his hotel. Willkie’s indignation over bomb damage in London burst into expression as he examined great blocks of fallen masonry in front of St. Paul s Cathedral s high altar. “Its outrageous!” he exclaimed. Willkie’s investigation of Britain at war took him to conferences with several officials today and brought him hundreds of letters from the poorer sections of London, inviting him to tea. He had interviews with Montagu Norman, governor of the Bank of England; Clement It. Attlee, lord p$vy seal; Arthur Greenwood, minister without portfolio; Arthur (Continued on Page 5, Col. 6) Raid News Scares Willkie's Wife International News Service NEW YORK, Jan. 28.—Mrs. Wendell Willkie, wife of America’s most famous recent visitor to London, showed qualified perturbation today when informed that Willkie had received his baptism of fire during a Nazi air raid alarm this morning. “I’m fully in accord with, giving aid to Britain, but not in giving my husband,”. Mrs. Willkie said. “I’ll be glad when he gets back to neutral Lisbon.” Big British Liner Is ‘Safe In Port' By Associated Press LONDON. Jan. 28.—The British Pi ess Association reported today that the British liner Empress of Australia is “safe in port.” The announcement failed to give any details concerning the whereabouts of the ship, previously reported by radio to have been torpedoed 200 miles west of Dakar, French West Africa. Naval circles said the port where the Empress of Australia is berthed could not be disclosed for “security reasons.” The 21,833-ton Empress of Australia took King George and Queen Elizabeth to Canada in May, 1939. (A message picked up by the tropical radio station at Miami. Fla., last night said the ship had been torpedoed and was being shelled off the west coast of Africa. The message said the liner was down by By United Press ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 28.—Start of a Greek offensive in the coastal sectQr of Albania—with its objective the important port of Valona— was reported in dispatches from the front today. Italian counter-offensives, designed to stall operations against Valona, were said to have failed. Reports said,that an Italian counter-drive spearheaded by light and heavy tanks had been repulsed and that the Greeks had launched their own offensive north of Chimara. It was reported that Italian warships had entered the coastal campaign. Dispatches said that in a bombardment of the Albanian coast below Chimara, Italian naval shells had struck the famous Pikernion monastery. Greek advices said a battle now is raging on the entire central front German Warplanes Slip By Defenses By United Press LONDON, Jan. 28.—German raiding planes slipped through London's defenses today and made the longest daylight bombing attack the British capital has siMfered since September. The attack ended the long lull in air activity over Britain which had been caused by severe winter weather over northern Europe sjid the British Isles. The daylight raid was not hesrvy by comparison with night attacks but it was lengthy. Reports said that bombs fell in the suburbs for the most part. siiti England Digs Out After Blizzard t By United Press » LONDON, Jan. 28.—Great Britain has just dug itself out of one of its worst blizzards and cold waves in years, one which disrupted co^n-munication and food transport in and between big cities and left some areas isolated. All mention of the storm and cold wave in dispatches abroad was forbidden by the Ministry of Information until a sufficient time had parsed to make it certain that the news could not be of benefit to Germany. Northern Scotland was swept )>y its worst blizzard in 20 years and that the rest of Britain shivered. Airplanes were used to drop supplies to parts of Sutherland and Caithness counties, in far northern Scotland. Some train passengers were snowbound. ChiefWillliim ing says to place s for 2000 more American w; for which the British have funds although production for their manufacture soon will available. While the Senate committee h Morgenthau, the House Foreign fairs Committee concluded its ings with secret testimony Gen. George C. Marshall» -chief of staff, and Maj. Gen. H. Brett, acting chief of the Air Corps. „■> Republicans Meet Republican members meeting late today with Re] tative Hamilton Fish of New/ to discuss amendments, committee will consider ments in secret tomorrow, expected to report the bill or Friday for House del ing Monday. The schedul« the House would act or 7. There were indications that amendments—including a the use of U S. naval would be written into the This was suggested by a bi White House conference Mr. Roosevelt last night In this connection Rayburn said thatwith a nerves of some ed the unanimous strong Republican Considers Risk the bow, her decks awash, and that'of Albania, extending as far south “all boats are over the side.’’) 'as Mount Tomor. U. S.. Negotiates For New Bases LABOR CONGRESS Mpecial to Hsrald-Powt CHIHUAHUA CITY, Jan. 28—A •ongress of delegates from regional agricultural unions will be opened by Governor Chavez here within a iew days. By United Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. — Rear Admiral John W. Greenslade said today that the United States expects to reach agreements soon for South command all the sea approaches to our shores,” Greenslade told the Women’s Patriotic Conference on National Defense. Greenslade, who headed a joint _ Army-Navy board which selected and Central American air and naval;sites on British Atlantic is- bases. ¡lands, said the United States does “We have acquired and are ac-inot, at present, need a base on the quirihg naval and air bases that ¡French island of Martinique. Lightning Kills Two In Texas International News Service EDINBURG. Tex., Jan. 28._Two lightning deaths at widely-separated points marked atmospheric disturbances today in South and West Texas that brought torrential downpours in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Ypolita Vasquez, 42, of Pharr, was fatally injured when she was struck by lightning while she was working in a field near Edinburg, and John Harper, about 35, of Mertzon, was killed when a bolt struck an oil camp shack east of Bakersfield in Pecos County. Points in the Lower Valley reported rainfall ranging from three i to eight inches. N. M. Cowboy in British A rmy Finds Englishmen Not Sissy A ranch hand from Santa Fe. former El Pasoan, now fighting for Britain, is surprised to find Englishmen "plenty tough" and not "sissies” as he expected. This sidelight on the cowboy from New Mexico’s historic capital, was given to Miss Leola Freeman, College of Mines co-ed, in a letter received today from her friend, Ernest Tyson, with the British Army in the “South of England,” as he , gave his address. It was the first letter Miss Freeman has had from the young Englishman in four months. “I have written five and have not had one answered so I 'must presume that they have become food for the fishes,” he said. Mr. Tyson told of the Santa Fe cowboy when he said: “I have come across many Americans recently who are fighting for us. They are all in Canadian regements. I met one from Cleveland, O. But the one who interested me most was the one from Santa Fe. He was a ranch hand up until six months ago. I spoke to him of El Paso and he knew it well. He’d worked there.” The cowboy gave his opinion of Englishmen when Mr. Tyson asked him: “What do you think of England and us Englishmen?** By Associated Press BANGKOK, Thailand (Siam), Jan. 28.—The Thailand Supreme Cmmand asserted tonight that French Indo-China had violated the truce arranged through Japanese mediation and that heavy fighting had broken out again on almost all fronts. Thus, it was said unofficially here, a new crisis had developed which would require fresh negotiations. French Say Siam Violated Truce By United Press HANOI, Jan. 28.—French officials said today that hostilities between Indo-China and Thailand (Siam) had not ceased on schedule because Siamese forces had continued fire. French quarters here said that after the deadline for starting a truce Siamese troops continued machine-gun fire northwest of Luangr Prabang, he considered Britain a good' risk. “I do/'; he replied. “In spite of our the 1917, 1918 and “I am not thinking ii Morgenthau said, “f am it in terms of giving them they need in order to give us which we so fend ourselves.” Written Off Britain is in default on It® $5.729,000,000 debt. “Are you prepared to write (debts) off for keeps?” asked ator Vandenberg of Michigan. “Any time,” Morgenthau (Continued on Pare HILE America prepares to defend herself, admitted! the Naxi-Fascist-J*] menace, some big firms continue to with the enemy?* international eel and arrangements German signed to and supplies of some speculators vantage of emergency In ati corner food mar These revealed by Th« .mi . ». —r
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