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   El Paso Herald-Post (Newspaper) - August 14, 1933, El Paso, Texas                             El Paso HeraldPost Weather Forecast Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow not much change in temperature VOL LIU NO 193 EL PASO TEXAS MONDAY AUGUST 14 1933 Home Edition Three Cents in Paso Five Cents Outside El Pase TEN PAGES CUB AN CABINET TAKES OATH AS REBELLION ENDS Workers Quit Strike and Confidence Returns Capital as American Warships Drop Anchors in Havana Harbor to COALITION GOVERNMENT SATISFIES PEOPLE New President Army Band Plays National Anthem and Hundreds CJieer as President De Cespedes Arrives At Palace to Take Over Reins fCopyright 1333 by United HAVANA Aug new cabinet a coalition of the strongest leaders of the factions that overthrew Gerardo Ma chado took the oath ol office todayin the grand salon of the presidential palace and Cubas new deal was officially in augurated j With the new government solidly entreitched and two American warships in the harbor as a gesture of support for First Pictures of Revolt Mob Looting Cuban Palace on Page 7 the new regime confidence returned to the capital workers returned to their tasks and the city turned from panic and apprehension to an atmosphere of joyful relief Normal conditions were es tablished throughout a greater part of Havana upon the ar rival of the United States destroyers Taylor and Claxton Warships Please Presence of the warships was gen erally regarded with favor by the populace which was tired of terror Ism and the hysterical celebrations that kept their nerves on edge for three days Few adverse comments were heard on President Roosevelts move to insure peace President Carlos Manuel De Ces pedes new cabinet gathering for LOWER COUNTY TAX RATE SEEN Auditors Discover too Much Was Levied to Retire Bond Issues A 1933 county tax rate somewhere between and was pre dicted by County Judge Joseph Mc Gill today following the discovery of errors Mn determining bond ancj sinking fund requirements for the year The Indicated rate formerly was based on bond requirements of 82 cents The cqunty auditor simply made a mistake in figuring the require ments to retire bonds Judge Mc Gill said revised figureswe lower than the high rate we antic ipated No credit was given to the bond funds lor the one and onehalf per cent interest which the banks pay on sinking fund deposits These earnings have been dumped into the general fund illegally As too much tax has been levied in the past for six long term bond issues Commissioners are expected to set the tax rate this week following open budget hearings The indicated rate will be 19 to 29 cents higher than the 1932 levy because of the states failure to pay all principal oh bonds assumedby the board of district and county road indebtedness Officials estimated the lower tax will save El Paso taxpayers COAST HAS HEAT WAVE Mercury 9G in Los Angeles and 110 In Sacramento sy Associates Press SAN FRANCISCO Aug tle relief from heat which authori ties said indirectly caused three deaths in Pacific coast states yes terday was seen today At Los s Angeles the mercury soared to 96 degrees the highest for the year Temperatures of 110 at Sacra mento the highest lor August since 18S8 and 112 at Fresno were typi cal of readings at central California valley points Atlanta Chicago Denver TEMPERATURES 88 66 72 58 80 60 El PASO 87 71 City 86 69 Hioenlx Roswell Saa Antonio 96 71 81 Los Angeles 88 I Seattle WEATHER FORECAST El Faso and vicinity Partly cloudy to night and tomorrow not much chance in temperature New Mexico generally laic tonight and tomorrow except probably snowers In northwest portions Arizona unsettled tonight and tomorrow probably showers east and central portions West Texas partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and tomorrow the first time in the halls of the still showing some of the Herrera Family Flees From Cuba By AssociateXPrcss HAVANA Aug Al berto Herrera secretary of Tfarin theMaohado cabinet Mrs Herrera and two sons with the latters families were smug gled aboard the United Fruit steamship Qnirigua which sailed for Jamaica at a m today destructive efforts of the mob that stormed through the building Sat regarded as satisfying the gums of all parties that joined in ousting the dictator President De Cespedes announced the appointment of Carlos Saladr1 gas as secretary of state ad interim as well as minister of justice Reopen Doors With president Be Cespedes the cabinet received the felicitations of hundreds oj friends at a brief un ostentatious reception following the ceremony of their induction Early in themorning business cautiously experimented in a general reopening of doors Waiters re turned to cafes clerks went back to their shops tramcars took up their routine and ominbuses were seen on the streets for the first time since the general strike that precipitated the cellapse of the old regime At noon soldiers were still patroll ing the streets and cavalry had formed a picket line at Central Park a strategic point for rioters Cheer President At one point it appeared that a large group of men were gathering in an incipient demonstration but leaders of the mob explained that they were all striking employes of the telegraph and postal depart ments assembling for a march to work The arrival of President De Ces pedes at tiie palace was impressive and drew hearty cheers from the crowd The president was greeted by the palace guards drawn up on the Continued on Page 2 BKEAD UP CENT WASHINGTON Aug 14 average price of a pound loaf of white bread Jnr 16 representative cities rose about 14 cent from Feb 15 to Aug 2 The A BC of the NRA woman and child in ET Paso will be af fected as employer employe or consumer by the in dustrial codes and the presidents agreement to put men back to work shorten hours and increase wages What is yonr problem in connection with the new in dustrial setup Are you an employer Member of a trade association How much must you pay to meet the minimum wage requirements Are commissions counted as wages Can boys under 16 he employed at any kind of work Are union contracts affected How are your employes classified Arc you a worker What wage will you receive What will your hours be Can you be worked overtime Can you do piecework Can you work part time Are your tips if youget any figured into yourwage What do you want to know about NBA Frame your question clearly telephone the Herald Post Main time between 10 a m and 12 noon or between 1 p m and p for the A B C department and dictate your question or if you prefer mail or bring it to the HeraldPost Mills and Kansas Sts We immediately forward your query to our Wash ington bureau which will get the correct answer pro Tided a ruliag has been made and your question withits answer will be printed ia a special A B C of the the quickest possible time Give cur office identifying initials so yoa can spot your question and answer as soon as printed Thats as simple as A BC Carlos Manuel fle Cespedes for mer Cuban ambassador is pro visional president of Cuba stoc ceedinsr Gerado JVIachado who fled the island republic Saturday dur ing a revolution WILL REDUCE RELIEfWORK E P Committee Asked to Save Funds for Possible Emergency Use Relief work in El Paso county will be reduced to a minimum sufficient to furnish the barest necessities for the most needy cases until after it Is known whether the state bond issue is carried an the Aug 26 election Mayor H E Sherman County Judge Joseph McGill and the El Paso county rehabilitation and relief committee met at noon today at the request or Col Lawrence West brook administrator of the state relief commission to decide on what steps should be taken immediately for reducing relief to a minimum to conserve relief funds for extreme emergencies in event the bond issue fails Colonel Westbrook advised local relief officials to make an estimate of private funds available to meet relief needs atpresent and this win terin event the bond issue fails cutting off all chances for federal or state relief after Sept 1 Mayor Sherman advised thV com mission that there is no way the city can assist in relief work without go ing on a scrip basis Judge McGill said the county isin the same position It would benec essary to go on a deficiency basis to raise cash for relief work hesaid J Paul Henderson local relief ad ministrator said proposed projects will be reduced more than halfthis week and onlymen and women in extreme need of relief will be given work AUTO INJURIES FATAL TO TWO NEAR EL PASO Car Leaves Highway as Long Beach Resident Grabsat Wheel COMPANION UNHURT Police Seek Driver Who Fled After Running Down Ft Bliss Man Prank Birch about 22 335 W Uth St Long Beach Calif was killed early today in an automobile acci dent 10 miles from El Paso in the lower valley Pvt Thomas Wyche C Battery 82nd Field artillery died last night in William Beaumont hospital injuries received when he was struck by a hitandrun automobile at tha south gate of Ft Bliss Saturday night Ma Birch was en route toTen nessse with Kemp Cunning also of Long Beach His chestwas crushed when their automobile ran off the road and turned over three times Mr CurJning told hospital atten dants that Mr Birch went to sleep awoke suddenly and grabbed the steering wheel from Mr Cunnings hands Mr Birchs body will bfe sent to Long Beach today by Raster Maxori mortuary Pvt Wyche received head Injuries that caused a brain hemorrage when he was knocked to the pave ment by a An other soldier narrowly missed be ing struck by the car Ft Bliss officials have asked the cooperation of citypolice in finding the driver of the hitandrun auto mobile Four Persons Hurt In Auto Accidents Four persons today were recover ing from injuries received in auto mobile accidents in El Paso andon county roads over the weekend Mrs C E Vance 3504 Hueco St received a cut on her lip when the automobile in which she was rid ing crashed Into a tree on the lower valley road late yesterdaj Dorothy Vance driver told highway police that she swerved her car to avoid striking another automobile that had stopped In the middle of t8e road Santiago Ramos 9 and EUgio Martinez 15 were slightly hurt when trucks belonging to H Hamos La Mesa N M and Filomeno Trejo 329 Leon St collided at Overland and Leon fits yesterday Mrs Viola Stevens Xeon Stevens and Eddie Wilson were slightly in jured in a col lision In the block on N Mesa Ave TELEPHONE COMPANY DECLINES TO PRESENT DATA ON Confessed Killer in Jovial Mood NAB DESPERADO FOR KIDNAPING OF MILLIONAIRE House Where Urschel Was Held Is Found Near Dallas SURPRISE EXCONVICT Harvey Bailey Also Wanted In Kansas Massacre and Prison Break Apparently by the fact that he faces trial for his life for the murder of Oliver Bally Cincinnati socialite John Hinfcel 171 is shown as he breakfasted in the diner of the train carrying him back to the Ohio city from Meridian luiss where he was cap tured Hinkcl confessed the kill in authorities claim Bail is shown on the side MATHIAS TAKES HOTEUILTON Land Owner Cancels Lease Claiming Firm Failed to Meet Payments Albert Mathias owner of the lots on which Hotel Hilton wasbuilt today cancelled a 99year lease con tract with the hotel company and took1 charge of the hotel operation Mr Mathias named Ed a Krohn hotel manager Mr Krohn notified all employes including H W Dvisty Waller for mer manager that they will be re tainedat present Mr Mathias action was announc ed in 65th district court today when he filed an answer to the receiver ship application of the El Paso Na tional bank trustee for bond hold ers who hold in liens Mr Mathiasanswer asserted that the lease contract was cancelled be cause of thepending receivership litigation and failure to pay city and county taxes and ft installment for July Bond holders seekingthe receiver ship own liens on the contract which Mr Mathias cancelled Mr Mathias asked that there ceivership be denied The hearing was to be continued this afternoon A H Culwell attorney for holders contended that Mr Mathias had no rightto take over the hotel after the receivership suit was filed ALLOT FOR FLOOD CONTROL Sum to Be Spent by United States On Lower Rio Grande The comptrollergenerals office in Washington today released allotted to the state department for flood control work on the lower Rio Grande from Brownsville 100 miles north along the river L M Lawson TJ S Boundary commissioner said the entire allo cation will be spentin the Browns ville area for floodways and levees MOB CDBAN CONSUL By Associated Press NEW YORK Aug group Of 50 persons invaded theCuban con sulate in battery place today as saulted Mario Del Pino acting con sul generaland removed a bust of former President Machado of Cuba DENIES GASSING EXCHANGE frttt NEW YORK Aug 8 Danlell Jr 28yearold Boston law yer today pleaded not guilty to two indictments growing out of the tear gassing of the New York stock ex change on Aug C Former Sheriff Sued for In Jewelry Loss Minnie K Logsdon guardian of Kirk P Logsdon today filed a damage suit in county court at law against Tom Armstrong former sheriff alleging that Jewelry which Mr Logsdon carried when he was held in jail for a sanity hearing was lost The petition alleges that deputies were negligent in locking Mi Logs don in a cell in Nov 1931 with other prisoners without taking a dia mond ring stickpin and In smaller Jewelry from him REACH COMPROMISE ON ELECTION JUDGES Wet and Dry Glye Ijists To Commissioners County commissiohtTStoday were to set a hearing for the budgets grant an extended audit contract to Luke B Garvin Dallas and name election officials for the Aug 26 beer and repeal election County Judge Joseph McGill said election officials would be selected from lists submitted by J E Quaifi district prohibition delegate and B L Holliday jepealists representa tive The two have reached a com promise to prevent naming two sets of election officials he said Judge McGill said county com missioners may fight his proposal for a bridge fund budget for 1934 and a reduction of the fund tax rate from sevencents to Road and bridge fund expendi tures last year amounted to The lower budget may prevent pre election mring next year Judge Mc Gill said i DEATH TAKES ROYflLL SMITH FormerAttorney for City Dies Suddenly at Home in SanAngelo Funeral services for RoyaU G Smith 55 prominent West Texas attorney and former Bl Pasoanwere held today in San Angela He died suddenly at his home there yester day Mr Smith formerly was assistant El Paso city attorney and a part Moore then city at torney During the last five years he par ticipated in practically every impor tant oil case in West Texas Mr Smith was a nativeof Tyler Tex and the son of George W Smith secietary of state during the Hogg administration He was a cousin of the late W R Smith fed eral judge and He was a second cousin of Breed love Smith former assistant district attorney and a second cousin of W R Smith Jr Odessa mentioned as the next TJ S district attorney in tne western Texas district Por several yeaxs iMr Smith framed all the El Paso cityordi nances He came to El Paso in 1918 and lefthere ago He fesurvived by his widow a son and a daughter x FIND MARIHUANA Four marihuana bushes each about 10 feet tall were found by Detective Sgti H E Dawson and Detectives GuyFrost and John Dennis growing in the rear of 807 S Tays St today No arrests were made Professor Quits NRA Board Criticizes Recovery Plan By United Press WASHINGTON Aug William P Ogburn noted socioligist and economist resigned today from the NUA consumersadvisory board with a denunciation of methods which have been adopted in the con sumers interests Ogburns resignation was the climax a bitter quarrel within the organization Ogburnrejected peace offers by Administrator Hugh S Johnson Theupheaval within the NRA has broadened to include more than a clash between Ogburn and Mrs Mary Rumsey wealthy chairman of the consumers was week ending In Newport and has not re turned to her office today In his letter ofresignation Og burn listed points on whiclx he said Americas consuming public was not being amply protected These Included 1 Safety lor the consumer in price determination 2 Lack of adequate Indexes of prices and purchasing power 3 Charges that codes being pro mulgated do not provide satisfactory administrative 4 Inadequate organization to ana lize codes and reports from the consumers standpoint 5 Inadequate equipment to han dle complaints of profiteering OUST JUAREZ CUSTOMS CHIEF Juan AlvarezTostado Named To Post After Removal of Jacinto Escalona The Juarez Chamber of Com merce which has been demanding the removal of Jacinto Escalona Juarez customs collector won Its fight today Juan Alvarez Tostado was named successor to Escalona Gen Eduardo Hay chief of cus toms informed the Chamber of Commerce that the conditions com plained of will be corrected if possi ble Juarez business men had com plained that Collector Escalona re fused to ttllow a Chamberof Com merce representative on the public works commission that Mr Esca lona required all to be transacted through him but was in his office only two hours a day and that the collector generally im peded the flowof commerce CHARGE GAMBLING ON SIDEWALKS Eight Fined in Justice Court As Asserted Blackjack Players Eighb men were fined and costs by Peace Justice M V Ward today on charges of gambling on the sidewalks Two others were founc not guilty and one case was passed until Friday The men were arrested in south El Paso yesterday by police officers W A Wilson and Tomas Rasconr Officers testified that the men were playing blackjack forpenny stakes Complaints have been received from residents in south El Paso con cerning gambling on the sidewalks Judge Ward said Persons going to chuAflii or shopping are forced tc walk in the streets to avoid stepping on the players he said Those finedgave their names as Juan Molina Befugio Bustamante EllasGarcia Isaac Hernandez Apo lonio Bodrigaez Enrique Berroteran M Hernandez Manuel Villanueva and Trinidad Alba Cases against Octavio Lara anc Angel Chaigres were dismissed Tfie case against Carlos Martinez was continued until Eriday MAY CALL TROOPS IN NMCRIME PROBE Santa Fc IHcan of Hideouts In States Mountains By Associated Press SANTA FE Aug ap parent in Santa Fe about kidnaping and hoodlum activities broughi about a confeience of law enforcing officials with Gov Arthur Selig man today Reports of possible gangster as semblies leasing of a ranch near here as headquarters and other mob indications havi been reaching the governor for several days Possibility the national guard may be called was expressed to allay fear here CARVER GETS DlVOBCE Associated Prett LOS ANGELES fylng that her husband Adblphc Menjou screen sophisticate woulc Hy into fits rage against her Kathryn Carver film actress was awarded a divorce him today Lawyer Says However That Officials Will Answer Questions SURPRISE TO CITY Chief Accountant Asserts Utility Firm Hasnt Made Excessive Profits i By United Press DALLAS Aug1 farm house where Charles T TJrschel Oklahoma City oil millionaire was held prisoner for ransom was disclosed here today by depart ment of Justice agents following the arrest of Harvey Bailey no torious Kansas gunman and es caped convict Urschels fingerprints were found on china aridsilverware inthe farm house four miles northwest of Para dise Texas where was cap tured while asleep The house was located through Urschels description of planes fly E P Officers Nab Harvey Bailey J C WHITE United States de partment of justice agent sta tioned in El Paso was one of the four federal officers who to day arrested Harvey Bailey No torious gunman near Paradise Texas The other department of justice agents who participated in the captnrewereformerly stationed In El Paso They are 5os T Jones San Antonio H H Col vin Oklahoma City and C B Winstead Dallas Mr Janet Mr Colvin in charge of the E FMO office while here Mr Winston was secretary to tiieassistant United States dis trict attorney in El Paso at one tune ing twice a day over the place where lie was i held captive officials today said planes passed over the desolate region twice each day at the hours Urschel men tioned v Wanted In Massacre Capture of Bailey wanied also in connection with the Union Station massacre at Kansas City Mo June 19 and the Lansing Kan prison break on Memorial day ended a relentless search by department of justice agents to avenge the death of their fellow of fleer B J Caff ray one of five victims who fell before a gangsters fusillade at Kansas otiy Gas T Jones San Antonio special department of justice agent led four companion agents and four Dallas and Von Worth swoop ed down on the farm iouse Saturday morning and captured Bailey while he slept on a cot to the bock yard With Jones were special agents B H Colvin Oklahoma City J O White of El PasO andc B Win stead of Dallas Curses Fate Amachine gun pushed against Baileys mouth awakened him All right Harvey its all up said Jones as the surprised convict faced the officers Bailey sleeping on an arsenal in cluding a machine gun a highpow ered rifle and two automatic pis tols surrendered without a struggle He cursed the fate that caused him to be captured as was his no torTous former partnerJTed Burke who was taken while sleeping at the Missouri farm of Baileys mother The machine gun is believed to have been the one used in the slay ing of four officers and Frank Continued on Pae 2 RETURNS EXPENSE MONET County Judge Joseph McGill today sent to the county auditor the unused portion of the 4125 expense money allowedhim for his trip to the emergency relief conference In Austin POLICE SEIZE LIQUOR Enrique Velasquez 20 was ar rested and 15 gallons of alcohol and five quarts of liquor were seized at Hosa and Martinez Ste today by Jack Price and Alex Hill polic officers Mountain States Telephone Telegraph Co officials declined to present a case in defense of its rates in El Paso when the second rate hearing opened today before the city council We are not contesting the pres cnt rate schedule so the company will riot present a case W H Sur ges attorney told the council All the financial and historical data of the company and its opera tions and holdings m H Paso are ready for presentation to the city council on request We did not instigate this hear ing It was instigated by the city Engineers and officials of company are present and ready to i answerany questions concerning the El Paso rate schedule Officials Hera R M Morris assistant vice presi dent ofthe company A SPeters valuation engineer M R Gaboon general rate expert and P E Rem ington chief accountant are here for the hearing Mr Morris seid a survey will show that El Paso rates are low accord ing to information compiled by telephone companys experts City officials charge that rates are excessive and on a wartime ule Last September an ordinance passed by the city council rates to for business telephoned and for straightline residenca telephones The telephone companys rates are for business phone and for residence telephones Repealed Ordinance The city last week repealed ordinance after a fight in federal court in which the telephone com pany contended it was not given an adequate hearing by the council fore tlie ordinance was passed The city agreed to reopen thd hearing and continue it as long aj the company desires to present cvn denee The telephone company the city today by its announcement that it will not piesent a case buj is willing to answer questions Mr Remington was the first ness called by city attorneys He presented in evidence a deJ tailed written report of the tion of the company and its finani cial history Capitalization Mr Remington said the Jzed capital stock of the company if and that it has no bond ed indebtedness and no preferred stock outstanding The American Telephone graph Co is the majority holder Mr Remington said Mr Remingtons report states conclusion that the telephone pany has neither made profits nor paid excessive dividends nor has it built up excessive or excessive surplus The council and telephone pany officials agreed to meet front 9 a m to 12 noon and 3 to p ma daily until the hearing is NEGRO PREACHER f INED FOR FISHINd Charge Evangelist and Sam Didnt Have Licenses Rev Preston Lee negro evangclisti who is conducting revival in a tent at Cebada and Durazno Sts and Sam Givjn negro 2013 Central St were fined and by Peace Justice Abe today AldereW on charges of fishing in Washington Park lake without licenses Game wardens saidithe flsheiroei and four negro women caught sevJ eral bass In take this mornlngE They were arrested near YsletS when they drove down the valley tj buy some watermelons CAIiES OUT OF DANGER Associated Prtti MEXICO crry Cailes 16yearold son of forme President Cailes was reported outof danger today at the French pital where he was operated on terday for appendicitis Genersjj Cailes camp from Cuernavaca to bt present at the operation BASEBALL SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE j New York at Philadelphia rain Mysterious Disappearance Of Heir Puzzles Brother For three years IX C Bryanti sought by relatives so that his fath ers estate may be settled has teen missing In El Paso AnEl Paso postoffice box in his name is paid for promptly Yet his brother the postmaster the sheriffs office police and the Juarez American consulate have searched lor him in vain The city directory does not con tain his name But wife ftCury Bryant has communicated with relatives in Saint Jo Texas by telephone from Paso On one telephone call shortly be fore the death of Mr Bryants fath er a sisterof the missing man for information about him Mrs Bryant began crying saii I amto blame and hung up thg receiver according to Henry Ti Bryant brother of the missing man Urgent letters were not answered Io solve the mystery Hcnrjj Bryant was In El Paso today ingtheaid of We dont know if he Is alive of why he not answer our l or why wife acted so on the telephone he said We never have hadfaiiy trouble in the family andI hope my broth ers wife will let us know where mjj brother is   

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