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El Paso Herald-Post (Newspaper) - January 15, 1938, El Paso, Texas El Paso HeraldPost Weather Forecast Cloudy tonight and tomorrow probable showers Complete details on Page 3 VOL LVIII NO 13 EL PASO TEXAS SATURDAY JANUARY 15 1938 DELIVERED IN EL PASO 15c A WEEK WEEKEND THREE CENTS IN EL PASO FIVE CENTS ELSEWHERE HOME EDITION Joo Many Marriage Of Heiress AndGaragemanFails n Ccopst I i it ind Jier Jiusta7id Ronald Gay were Jjappy when this pktvire vus made immediately after iheir marriage were separated today Couldnt Earn Own Living and Go Out Nights With Wife So Ann Cooper Hewitts Mate Goes Home to His Mother By XTN1TED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO Jan Cooper Hewitt 23year old heiress who was sterilised in 1936 admitted today her marriage to Ronald Gay 30yearold garage foreman had failed Its all over we just couldnt heart is brok en she said Thcv were married three aso a Grants Pass Ore In the Oakland garage a big oil company Gay saki glumly I still lovr her Her money came between us She wanted to to go out on parties I tireil I wanted to work I wanted to be selfsup porting Gay said he had left his honey moon apartment with its indirect lighting Venetian blinds chrome aph trays lowcut modern furni ture and whitegreen color scheme to return to the modest home of his mother in Oakland Ann Cooper Hewitt sat slumped in a jade green Ottoman in her home She appeared bewildered and forlorn We just couldnt get along she said No newlyweds spats werent the cause of it just couldnt make a go of it BONNET ML Finance Minister Agrees To H eSp Steer France Through Crisis PARIS Jan Bonnet radical Socialist Finance Minister in the defeated Chautemps govern ment agreed tonight to form a cab inet to steer France through its financial and labor troubles PAUPER BURIAL BIBS NOTASKED County to Renew Contract With Mortuaries Without New Prices E P FAILS TO GET TEACHER MEETING A contract for burial of County paupers worth to three El Paso mortuaries last year will be renewed without bids County Com missioners had today The contract with Peak Hagedon Kaster and Maxon and Hartford mortuaries They got each for pauper burials With the County digging and closiiu graves the total cost was approximately each to the County Each mortuary got four months business Richard W Martin of Martin Mortuary said he will Did for the contract this if bids are called for The contract last year was satis factory to the County Commis sioner Hawkins said In previous years the cost of pauper burials to the County was as low as two cents a year That was n 1936 when the same three mortuaries asked for the work at two cents In 1935 they got when their price was S1150 each including cost iof grave digging I In 1934 the cost to ttn County was In years before that the price also was as low as a cent a year Coun ty officials said El Piiso today lost the 1938 state teachers convention when the exec utive committee of the Texas State Teachers Assn awarded it to Dal las The committee met today at Ft Worth El Paso made a special drive for the convention at the state conven tion in November Walter OKeefe TjrOLLYWOOD Jan hard JTl to get used to California when youve been raised in another part of the country They seem to think and if the latest move in California politics goes throusa it may mean trouble A lunch of legislators up at the state capitol are putting through a bill for lower taxes Obviously this is very unAmerican and it may start a new civil war It is i ridiculous situation Imagine a taxpayer having any rights If those radicals manage to ut through their insane plan the first thins you know California will balance her own budget The whole ihinjf is nothing but a smoke screen because funda mertaUy the taxpayer is getting the bumps here too The state gov ernment lets him keep enough cionsrh to support the rate tracks which support the government It jusf as much but you have ft In of fun nnu vou arr out in the DUST CLOUDS HANG OVER N M TOWNS By Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE N M Jan 15 Dry conditions in Northeastern New Mexico aroused official concern to day that black blizzards which missed the area this week while the Oklahoma and Texas Panhand les darkened under the duster might be loosed this spring No blowing was reported in New Mexico but the storms in the two adjacent states yesterday left a pall of silt over Tucumcari Clayton and Clevis FIRST PRESBYTERIAN PASTOR ARRIVES Rev Paul Newton Poling of Bound Brook N J arrived in El Paso today to take charge of the First Presbyterian Church pastor ate He will replace Rev Wistor Smith who resigned Representatives of the Church Board of Trustees and the Womans Auxiliary met Mr and Mrs Pol ing at Union Station EARNINGS 46 MILLION Bii Associated Press NEW YORK Jan Telephone Telegraph Co today reported for the three months ended Nov 30 consolidated net income of equal to a share of capital stock This compared with or a share for Hie corresponding period of 1936 JAPS RECALL AMBASSADOR FROM CHINA Tokyo Takes Diplomatic Step As Secret Peace Move Fails By United Press TOKYO Sunday Jan 16 Japanese imperial con ference has decided to recall Shigeru Kawagoe ambassador to China within a week and the Chinese ambassador to Tokyo Hsus ShihYing Will leave Tokyo of his own initiative the authori tative Domei news agency said to da The agency giving a digest of the official announcement of the im perial conferences decisions which will be issued today said the state ment would say that Japan must punish the antiJapanese administra tion in China which is disturbing the peace of the Orient Aids Peipiiig The statement will say Domei continued that Japan patiently awaited a change of attitude by China but the latter showed no signs of it so therefore Japan must continue vigorously its punitive campaign against Generalissimo Chiank KaiSheks regime mean while shaking hands with the new Peiping government Because Domei did not mention a declaration of war it was believed the recall of the ambassador would be followed shortly by an exchange of diplomatic representatives with the Peiping government Peace Fails It was reported that China had failed to accept peace terms submit ted secretly to Japan and that in consequence the government plan ned to intensify its military action Through the medium of the Ger man ambassadors to China and Jap an the Chinese and Japanese gov ernments had exchanged peace terms Chinese Execute Shantung General By Associated Press SHANGHAI Jan 15 Chinese reported today Gen Han FuChu once the dominant ami governor of Shantung province had been courtmartialed and exe cuted on orders of Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek for dereliction of duty Gen Han was held responsible by Chinese for the collapse of re sistance to the Japanese in rich Shantung the bread basket of China Vital rail junctions controlling central Chinas rich agricultural region were menaced as the Japa nese drove retreating Chinese troojd southward after capturing strategic Tsining in south Shantung province Human Bones Found in Shark Near Air Crash By UnitedPress PAGA PAGA Samoa Jan Human bones and a mans shirt were taken today from the stomach of a shark caught on the north shore of Tutuila Island near where the Samoan Clipper exploded and sank with Capt Edwin C Musick and a crew of six Tuesday morning The shark was caught by a native named Fuimaono There were a mans rib arm and thigh bone in the find The waters are infested with man eating sharks which are among the most ferocious in any waters REBEL BOMBERS RAID LOYALIST POSITIONS Government Charges Hospital Train Hit By United Press HEN0AYE FrancoSpanish Fron ties Jan command ers sent their bombing squadrons along the entire Aragon front today The government charged that Na tionalist planes had bombed a Loy alist hospital train at Mora de Ru biales 20 miles east of Teruel caus ing an unestimated number of casu alties FOX IS ILL Sheriff Fox was ill at his home today F R NAMES STANLEY REED TO SUPREME COURT BENCH Silver Program Attack Beaten By House Vote International News Service vyrASHINGTON Jan 15 W The House today rejected an amendment to the Treas uryPost Office Supply Bill designed to cripple execution of the Silver Purchase Act The vote was 38 to 20 Representative Taber of New York attacking the silver pur chase program as an outright subsidy urged the House to cut Treasury appropriations as the only means of striking at it The silver purchase measure was vigorously defended by Representative Martin of Colo rado VICE CRUSADER IS NEAR DEATH AFTER BOMBING Assassins Bomb in Motor Car Injures Detective In Los Angeles By United Press LOS ANGELES Jan death from the explosion of an as sassins bomb in his automobile Harry Raymond a private detective employed by crusading citizens to prey on the underworld lapsed into a coma today after saying that he had enough secret evidence to blow the tower off the city hall An armed guard was posted out side his hospital room and another at his home to protect his wife Mrs Beulah Raymond His attorney A Brlgham Rose left his bedside late last night The Daily News in a copyrighted story said that Rose immediately mes saged agents in New York Seattle and San Diego to come here at once with the evidence Raymond had secreted with Raymond had hidden his in other cities fearing that it would be destroyed here the newspaper said Raymond had been employed by Clifford E Clinton who served on the County Grand Jury in 1937 and was so outraged by the existing vice conditions of which he learned that he began a private crusade against them He formed the Citi Continued on Page 10 RUSSIANS STOP ITALIANJRADE Soviet Charges Italys Navy Refused to Pay For Oil Purchases By Associated Press MOSCOW Jan today suspended commercial payments to Italy holding that the Italian navy had refused to pay for Soviet oil and that Soviet ships were detained In Italian ports The government announced pay ments to the Soviet Union by Ital ian firms also had been suspended The soviet trade delegation to Italy as well as trading organiza tions in Russia were instructed to suspend payments to Italian firms including bills held by third persons The money in dispute will be de posited in a special account of the State Bank of Russia The official Communist party newspaper Pravada explained that the Italian navy ministry refused to pay for fuel and oil supplied to it in September Pravada declared also that Soviet ships were detained in Italian ports in violation of a special agreement regarding state property Whether this meant a refusal to deliver ships Italy now is building for the Soviet navy was not stated Italy is one of the few countries with a favorable trade balance with Russia BUSINESS SETS NEW HIGH MARK IN WESTTEXAS Cotton and Cattle Bring Huge Flow of Money Into District International News Service ABILENE Jan less businessmen in other parts of the country may be counting sheep these but West Texas farmers and merchants count sheep and cotton profits it was revealed today in a West Texas Chamber of Commerce survey Recession will have to hit hard and stay long if the West Texans are to realize its existence for their banks are full of money their gran aries of feed and their surplus pas ture lands stocked high with baled cotton Mills Get Seed They will be gathering cotton threshing grain sorghum and put tinlg cattle in feed lots until the New Year is well through its first quarter the survey indicates Cottonseed cascaded down on West Texas oil mills to the extent 1080000 tons Best figures obtainable show that raw materials brought to Wset Texas last year a total of 000 Handling these commodities poured a stream of money into the section that has been unequalled in its past history Employment Heavy At the peak of cotton gathering it is estimated more than 600000 men women and children were em ployed in West Texas cotton fields receiving As a result stores were depleted of their stocks in many instances restocking over night The 2100 gins estimated to have operated on the 1937 crop received approximately for baling cotton And total payrolls in West Texas oil mills handling the seed byproduct are estimated at some Building permits postal receipts and tax payments have soared to new peaks More than three million acres of West Texas land have been sown to wheat which is up and of sturdy growth Sheep cattle and goat ranges have never been better U S Bureau Predicts Business Upturn By United Press WASHINGTON Jan ment of Agriculture economists re ported today that the decline in in dustrial activity seems to have been checked and that there are indi cations of a turn for the better The bureau of agricultural eco nomics forecast the recession six months before it began SELECT 12 JURORS IN KISS DEATH CASE International News Service LOS ANGELES Jan women and eight men had been tentatively accepted today by the prosecution and defense as jurors in the Paul A Wright murder trial It was unlikely however that all will listen to the story of tragedy and death jealousy and discord of the kiss slaying that took the lives of Wrights pretty wife Evelyn and his best friend John B Counsel will begin the exercise of preemptory challenges when the case is resumed Monday and sever al were expected to be excused WILL STUDY MEDICINE Dr W W Britton will leave to morrow for New Orleans where he will spend several months studying internal medicine at Tulane Univer sity he said today Dr Britton was superintendent of Southern Baptist Sanatorium here until it closed several months ago Inside the 6 Wildcat Auto Strikes Fostered By Communists Stolberg Says By BENJAMIN STOLBERG THERE is no difference there can be none in fundamental pro gram between Homer Martins ad ministration in the United Automo bile Workers and the Communist led Unity opposition The program is very simple It calls for a renewal of the contracts with General Motors and other cor porations on the best possible terms It calls for the organization of Ford And it calls for the stoppage of un authorized strikes The Unity faction cannot come out against those things According ly the tactics against Martin by the Unity crowd have to be improvised from day to day When the Chrysler sitdown end ed on April 6 1937 Wyndham Mor timer leader of Martins opposition called for the evacuation of the plants in his capacity as a member of the negotiations committee But immediately the word was sent down the line ordering an agitation among the sitdowriers to continue the strike And it did continue for another six hours almost wrecking the victory of the union Indeed after the great sitdown strikes in January and February 1937 which really established the union in the industry the Commun ist opposition precipitated a great many of the almost 200 unauthorized sitdowns between March and June 1937 And Homer Martin as well as John L Lewis and other responsi ble leaders in the CIO insist that this kind of tactics hurts the union tremendously discredits its con tractual responsibility and plays di rectly into the hands of those reac tionary foremen and managers of whom there are plenty who try to sabotage the union agreement with the company Thus things went on and bitter Continued on Page 3 Selected for Supreme Court Stanley F Reed Solicitor General of the United States was nom inated today by President Roosevelt to the Supreme Court justiceship left vacant by the retirement of Justice George Sutherland Spiritual Fast Upheld By Ministers Brother Believes Dean Noe Is Thoroughly Sincere In Continuing Clerical Duties Without Taking Food or Water By United Press MEMPHIS Tenn Jan brother of Dean Israel H Noe of St Marys Episcopal Church today upheld the min isters right to fast in an attempt to reach a state of spiritual living apart from material necessities I feel there is nothing I can do in this matter the Rev Thomas Noe of York N C said I believe my brother is thoroughly sincere If my brother considers his action right I must respect his opinion and his right to faith both as a brother and as a priest Dean Noe continued his clerical duties despite his weakened con dition after 14 days without food or water He officiated at a bap tism service and conducted his regu lar teachers class Tomorrow he will deliver his regular sermon at St Marys Cathedral During the year preceding his fast while Dean Noe lived entirely on orange juice he lost considerable weight Since his fast started two weeks ago he has become emaciated and physicians expressed amaze ment at his endurance Onephysician expressed fear the minister would collapse under the strain Revelation of Dean Noes fast again brought hib widespread pub licity which began six years ago when his wife sought a divorce on grounds of physical abandonment Mrs Noe charged before three courts that she had been denied the right to bear a male child Dean Noe fought the suit saying that he was seeking to live an absolute idealism in accordance with laws of the Episcopal Church The divorce suit was denied by chancery court circuit court and the Tennessee Supreme Court Last month after six years of separation the Dean and Mrs Noe reestab lished their home at the deanery after a reconciliation PARENTS GO TO INJURED CADET El Paso Army Flier Hurt In Crash Mr and Mrs C B Cronkhite of 2514 East Yandell boulevard were in San Antonio today at the bedside of their son Glen Iver 23 who is in a critical condition from injuries received in a training plane crash yesterday Cronkhite was injured when the plane he was flying and one flown by Lieut Paul W Scheidecker col lided The El Paso flier was given a blood transfusion at midnight He is still unconscious Physicians said that there was a slight hope for his recovery As the planes collided observers said the propellor of Scheideckers plane whirled into the cockpit of Cronkhites ship It struck Cronk hites face Both students entered the TJ S Air Corps primary school on Oct 12 and had been flying since about Nov 1 Cronkhite was graduated from Austin High School and the College of Mines He was a member of the Mines Flowsheet staff and the Revelers fraternity FLY SWATTER USED IN SUICIDE DEATH By United Press SAN ANTONIO Jan 15 The body of John S Dickson 31 who committed suicide by tripping the trigger of a shotgun with a fly swatter and blowing off the top of his head was held in a funeral home here today pending the arrival of relatives Dickson was a semiinvalid TWO PERISH IN SEA STORM Sailors Washed Overboard From Greek Steamer In Distress International News Service NEW YORK Jan two members of its crew carried to their deaths by raging waves the Greek steamer Aspasia was reported in distress in midAtlantic today Messages received by Macltay Radio said the 4211ton vessel leak ing through the bunkers flashed an SOS giving the approximate posi tion as about 800 miles northwest of Bermuda Radio Marine advices said the British steamer Tetela was going to her assistance These reports stated the chief officer and a sailor of the distressed craft were lost when the Aspasias bridge was swept away Roosevelt Selects U S SolicitorGeneral To Succeed Sutherland HEARING PROMISED Nomination of Veteran New Deal Attorney Surprise To Senators Grounded Passenger Liner ReFloated By United Press MIAMI Fla Jan Clyde Mallory steamer Iroquois was re floated today by tugs after a sud den squall drove her aground as she entered the channel to the Miami harbor on a trip from New York with approximately 300 passengers aboard The passengers were not in danger CONGRESS TO GET F R NAVY MESSAGE Expansion Program Request Expected Next Monday fly United Press WASHINGTON Jan dent Roosevelt probably will send to Congress Monday or Tuesday his special message calling for a naval expansion program Secretary of the Navy Swanson said today after a White House conference By United Press WASHINGTON Jan 15 President Roosevelt today nominated Stanley F Reed solicitorgeneral of the United States to the Supreme Court justiceship left vacant by retirement of Justice George Sutherland who will retire Tuesday The nomination was sent to the Senate when it convened shortly before noon The Presidents nomination of Reed was a surprise as the recom mendation had not been expected before Tuesday when Sutherland formally steps down from the bench Hearing Promised Reed is a 53yearold veteran of Nev Deal legal battles before the high tribunal Upon him was fallen the burden of defending the Gov ernment in repeated challenges be fore the Supreme Court of legisla tion enacted by Mr Roosevelts Ad ministration I am deeply grateful Reed said commenting on the appointment Reeds nomination was laid on the desk of Vicepresident Garner at the opening of the Senate sessioi Unlike the nomination of Justice Black the nomination was on a typewritten sheet rather than a regular Supreme Court nomination blank The Senate already had given notice that the nomination would be subject to closest scrutiny by the Judiciary Committee prior to a report to the Senate which must confirm the selection Defended Court Chairman Harry F Ashurst of Arizona of the Senate Judiciary Committee said that opportunity would be given for any citizen who desired to appear at hearings on the nomination Heed defended Mr Rooceveltf court plan in a strong letter to Ashurst at the height of the bitter controversy which ended in junking of the Presidents pro posal Reeds confirmation by the Senate will give Mr Roosevelt his second appointment to the Supreme Court and was expected to insure the New Deal a majority of five justices on the nineman tribunal The other four members of the court depended upon to vote to sustain adminis tration legislation are Black and Justices Louis D Brandeis Harlan F Stone and Benjamin N Cardoso now critically ill Prepared NRA Case In March 1935 when of New Deal legislation were wag ing a vigorous attack before the Su preme Court of the United States Attorney General Cummings sent to the White House a requisition for Reed then general counsel for Reconstruction Finance Corp Reeds assistance in successfully defending the gold clause legislation so impressed Cummings and other New I al leaders that he was named I special assistant to the attorney gen eral While preparing the NRA defense Reed was recommended on March 18 1935 by Cummings for appoint ment ef Solicitor General of the United States A week later he was named to that office by President Roosevelt Rallied Legal Forces Although he lost the NRA case Reed rallied New Deal legal forces about him for a determined defense of the AAA TVA farm credit labor and railroad legislation Reed riepended not so much on flowery oratory as upon calm dis passionate logic in his arguments He is six feet tall heavy set and almost bald Although he was appointed RFC counsel by President Hoover Reed described himself as a regular Dem ocrat He was born in Mason Coun ty Ky Dec 31 1884 and he main tains a residence there continu ously Elected to Legislature He received his early education in the public schools of Mason County He studied at Kentucky Wesleyan College and was graduated from Yale University in 1906 when only 21 His legal education was received Continued on Page 10 Do You Collect Postage Stamps If you are an amateur collector you will find information for the beginner in our Washington Service Bureaus booklet STAMP COLLECTING It contains hints and suggestions on how to get the most enjoyment from the hobby Send the coupon below for your copy CLIP COUPON HERE Frederick M Kerby Director Dept B103 The El Paso HeraldPost Service Bureau 1013 Thirteenth Street Washington D C I want the booklet on Stamp Collecting and enclose a dime carefully wrapped for return postage and handling costs NAME ST NO CITYSTATE I am a reader of The El Paso HeraldPost
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