El Paso Herald Post, February 3, 1938

El Paso Herald Post

February 03, 1938

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El Paso Herald-Post (Newspaper) - February 3, 1938, El Paso, Texas El Paso HeraldPost Weather Forecast Fair tonight and tomorrow not much change in temperature Complete details on Page 8 VOL LVIII NO 29 EL PASO TEXAS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 3 1938 DELIVERED IN EL PASO 15c A WEEK Home Edition THREE CENTS IN EL PASO FIVES CENTS ELSEWHERE KILLED AS NAVY PLANES COLLIDE FISTS SWING AT PARLEY OF SMALL BUSINESS MEN Two Delegates Ejected Little Fellows Ask Wagner Act Repea POLICE QU ET UPROAR Jam Through 100 Proposals To Be Presented To F R Tomorrow WASHINGTON Feb Shutting off all debate lead ers of the conference of small business men today jammed through to approval more than 100 resolutions calling for as sistanceto small industry and con demning many of the New Deal recovery measures This was accomplished amid scenes of uproar and confusion which became so bad that the police had to invade the floor and carry out two of the delegates one of whom was A S Shafer Philadel phian who was ejected yesterday There was also some fistswing ing although apparently without major casualties The other man ejected was Rob ert Kaempfer selfstyled forgot ten man from New York Cries of railroading and de mands to be heard came from all parts of the auditorium The meeting then adjourned sine die leaving to the 10 chairmen of its discussion groups the task of drafting the mass of resolutions into proper form for submission to President Hoosevclt probably to morrow Uproarious Scene Guards dragged the ejected pair from the Commerce Department au ditorium in an uproarious scene that accompanied summary approv rl of all resolutions and reports sub mitted by the meetings 10 round table groups The resolutions asked revision or repeal of the Wagner Labor Act modification or repeal of undistrib uted profits and corporative gains taxes and liberalization of securities and exchange regulations The outbreak started when Kaempfer attempted to obtain the floor to speak in behalf of the SchwellenbachAllen bill to finance 3000000 Works Progress jobs Keeps on Talking Chairmsn Fred Roth ruled him out of order but Kaempfer kept on talking Guards rushed to Kaempfer who shouting in anger tore up a typewritten program he had devised lor aiding the forgotten man Newspaper photographers rushed forward setting off flash bulbs to snap action shots of the outbreak Immediately members of the con ference shouted Throw them out Throw them out Just as quiet wss restored Shafer Philadelphia building contractor in defense of Kaempfer de manding that the forgotten men be allowed to talk A guard tried to silence Shafer and sought to push him down into a seat Shafer sat down but there was no chair and he sprawled on the floor in the midst of laughter from his conferees Kaempfer was not to be downed however Immediately after approv al of the resolutions he again shout ed demands that his plea for more WPA jobs be heard Puffs on Cigar He shouted incessantly as the chairman tried to outshout him over the loud speaker system Con ferees burst out in a demand that Kamepfer be ejected Commerce Department guards obliged dragging Kaempfer still shouting out of the auditorium Meanwhile Shafer who sat near by at the press table was puffing a cigar quietly He shoved his hat far back on his head and with a pencil poised on his right ear busily scrib bled a sign Then for the benefit of photographers clustered about him he attached the sign to his hat and sat back to pose for the pictures The sign said What we need is a Roosevelt for chairman and not a Roper hench man Immediately attention of the en Continued on Page 9 Hello MotherInLaw Club Organized In El Paso Second In Texas Assessment None Obligations to Work None And Aim Is to Get All Joy Possible From Organization Contacts The El Paso Motherinlaw Club is organized There are 100 members and Mrs Jeannie M Frank is president The HeraldPost is sponsor Cream of the motherinlaw crop of El Paso affiliate of the MotherinLaw Club of Texas organized and incorporated by Gene Howe editor of The Amarillo GlobeNews it is the second club in the state The slogan A motherinlaw is a mother who has made The assessments None The obli gations to work None The aim To get all the joy pos sible out of the club and thereby become better mothersinlaw to their inlaws Want 1000 Members We hope to have 1000 members enrolled by the time Mrs Franklin Delano Roosevelt arrives here March 11 to lecture in Liberty Hall said Mrs A F Quisenberry organizer The women who qualify under the club slogan are invited to communicate with Mrs J E Quaid at Main 6580 or Mrs Quisenberry at Main 3300 We want all the mothersinlaw of the Southwest Mrs Quisen berry said The great Southwest produces greathearted mothersin law The Officers Officers of the El Paso club un der Mrs Frank are Mrs Robert L Holliday first vice president Mrs Robert B Homan second vice presi dent Mrs Dan T White third vice president Mrs M P Schuster fourth vice president Mrs J Frank Coles fifth vice president Mrs Hugo C Meyer secretary Organization will be completed nrior to the coming of three notable Mrs Roosevelt Mrs Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins Mrs Paul Mrs Quisenberry said The MotherinLaw Club will have a special program of welcome for these women They be in itiated as honorary members Present Members Members of the MotherinLaw Club announced today are Mmes Charlotte Heatherly Clyde Teague Hathaway J Powers At Mathias R Ellison Charles Carter B F Lit tleton I C de Lampert Lamar Davis Justin White W H Wool Continued on Page B Mrs Jeannie M Frank Waiter OKeefe PALM SPRINGS Cal Feb One of these days the business men of America are going to get lonesome for 1929 At least they could tend to their own affairs nine years didnt have to run down to Washington every five minutes to find out the signals for the next play Of course from the standpoint of progress it is probably confus ing to let them even visit the capi tal They are liable to go sight seeing and think that Congress is really the Arlington Cemetery There is a great hue and cry these days against holding com panies but it might be better to let them alone instead of having everybody else holding the bag JAPANESE WARN AMERICANS OUT OFWAUREA Quarantine on Centra China Region Indicates Decisive Battle Is Near By United Press SHANGHAI Feb 3 Japanese authorities today warned Ameri cans and other foreigners to evac uate an area of more than 100000 square miles in central China in view of the possibility of extensive battle north of tne Yangtze River which is now enter ing its climatic stage and may be th decisive battle of the war The wtning came from the Jap anese embassy at Peiping The embassys statement was in a note to foreign diplomats third parties foreigners had been warned to evacuate the area extending northward from the Yangstze to an irregular line drawn from Tsingtao on the coast of Tai yuan far back in Shansi Province The embassy recommended also that foreign property in the area be marked clearly and that Japanese authorities be notified of its loca tion The spokesman here in discussing the embassy note referred to Peip ing as the new capital The Japanese announced here that their airplanes had bombed the Amoy area between Shankhai and Hong Kong on the coast and it was asserted that the Fulshan forts and the barracks there had been de stroyed The Japanese Domei Agency re ported that Japanese troops occu pied Chefoo on the Shantung Pen insula to the north Gables Accuser To Go On Stage International Neios Service LOS ANGELES Feb Violet Wells Norton who served seven months in Orange County Jail after a trial in which she con tended Clark Gable the actor was the father of her daughter was en route by train today for Canada She said she plans to go on the stags with lectures and such Mrs Norton was sentenced to a year in jail for using the mails in an attempt to defraud in asseStedly demanding support for her child Gwendoline 14 from Gable YOUTH 22 WILL WED NURSE 70 YEARS OLD By United Press UNIONVILUE Conn Feb Dissatisfied with girls who kept him out all night till three in the morning running around and drinking John Lorenick 22 planned today for a midFebru ary marriage to Miss Henrietta W Peiper 70 practical nurse U S Blames Gas Line Leak For School Disaster By Associated Press WASHINGTON Feb The Bureau of Mines today officially blamed the New London Tex school explosion Jast March 18 that claimed 45 lives on a gas leak The bureau concluded after lengthy investigation officials said that the explosion resulted when a large volume of natural gas and air mixture which had accumulated in an inadequately ventilated space under the building was ignited by an arc or spark from an electric switch The heating units in the school did not contribute to the ignition the report said The dangerous gas accumulation was not caused by seepage from the ground or from surrounding wells or lines the report stated and ad ded the gas had accumulated from a leak possibly through a broken service connection in a gas line in the building FARR WILL FIGHT MAX BAEJTMARCH11 Bout to Decide Contestant For Lewis or Schmeling By United Press NEW YORK Feb 3 Tommy Farr of Wales today agreed to fight former heavyweight champion Max Baer in Madison Square Garden MEXICO MINERS DEMAND END TO POWERJTRIKE Threaten New Walkouts Unless Chiftuahua Row Is Settled By Associated Press MEXICO CITY Feb Na tional Mining Syndicate qne of Mexicos most powerful labor or ganizations threatened widespread strikes by its members unless the Chihuahua electrical strike is set tled today The syndicates announced it would either declare a general strike or order a series of walkouts until the Chihuahua dispute is ended Strikers and representatives of the two electrical companies which supply light and power to mines and several towns in Chihua hua were at odds over a collective labor contract the employes de manding higher wages CRANIUM CRACKERS FRED RAUCH decided to disap pear and make people think that MaVchll withlne winner was dead He built up a clever the winner of the heavyweight title fight scheduled in June between Max Schmeeling and Champion Joe Louis INSTALL LIGHT AND IMPROVE STREET The City Council agreed today to improve tsreets near Sa Francis Xavier Church and to install a light at Latta and Cypress streets near the church Cleofas Calleros of the National Catholic Welfare Conference made the request He said pools of stag nant water collect in the streets The Council denied a request for a light at Durazno and Grama streets Rev George W Casebeer of the Mexican Adventist Church made the request FREED ON APPEAL ON VAGRANCY FINE s Judge Ward of County Courtat Law today dismissed a vagrancy charge against Ray Richard arrest ed by City detectives while engaged in a coinmatching game last week Richard appealed a Corpora tion Court fine to Judge Warda court County Attorney Mulcahy recom mended the dismissal because of insufficient evidence plan which fooled his not the police At 10 oclock at night Mrs Rauch was summoned to the morgue where she identified the body of a motor accident victim as that of her husband The features were unrec ognizable but Mrs Rauch said that the clothes were those which her husband had been wearing that day Papers found in the pockets also in dicated the dead man was Rauch The last person who had seen Rauch was Sam Jenkins a barber who had given him a haircut at about 5 p m and who had seen Rauch enter his car and drive away immediately thereafter The police informed Mrs Rauch that the dead man was not her hus band Here is what Rauch had done On the outskirts of the city he picked up a hitchhiker who re sembled him in general After riding a short way he called his companions attention to something on the right side of the road and knocked him out with a wrench He then stopped the car changed clothes with his victim disfigured the mans face drove the car to the top of a steep hill and jumped out as he turned it off the road Rauch went on his way believing no one would ever know that the body in the car was not his HOW DID THE POLICE KNOW THE BODY WAS NOT THAT OF RAUCH Solution on Page 5 CITY PURCHASE OF FIRE HOSE INVESTIGATED ChargeEquipment Bought From Firm Whose Bid Was Not Lowest Mayor Harlan today prom ised a full investigation of City Fire hose purchases following charges at a City Council meeting that the Fire department has been buying high priced hose almost exclusively from one firm despite lower bids from other firms A C Lewis of Dallas representa tive of the Quaker City Fire Hose Co charged that a former alder man warned him it would be no use for my firm to submit a bid This is the first time in 10 years my firm has been able to bid on hose in El Paso Lewis said He asserted the Fire Department has bought Eureka fire hose from the Zork Hardware Co at higher prices than other hose of equal quality Fire Chief Sullivan is out of town One of his fire captains said that Eureka hose has been bought be cause it is the best I am convinced we have been paying too much for hose said Mayor Harlan Arguments over the hose pur chases arose after bids were opened on purchase of 1000 feet of hose The bids were referred to Purchas ing Agent Ratoorn and Chief Sul livan Lewis said his present bid of 95 cents a foot is below cost We just want to break in here he said The Eureka bid was a foot Lewis said hose companies charge too much for their hose Youll get gypped he told Coun cilmen But I want to be the one to gyp you School Strike Ends With Two Lo sing Job By United Press DOTHAN Ala Feb school strike called by students who re sented official interference with the romance of Football Coach Hugh Wynn and a girl student ended to day in a compromise The Rehobeth High School was closed a week ago when students walked out after Wynn was dis charged following charges of going out with girl students He denied ever going with anyone except Mary Grubbs 18yearold senior to whom he was engaged Wynn will be jobless The agree ment did not provide for his re employment Neither will Principal B L Ward accused by Wynn of causing his dismissal be on the faculty The compromise provided that he submit his resignation Wynn said he planned to marry Miss Grubbs as soon as he finds another job WILL ARREST ALL TRANSIENTS Jail Order Is Issued After Wallet Is Stolen From Resident Police Chief FitzGerald today ordered the arrest of every tran sient in El Paso after Ramon Mon toya of 310 Texas street reported that two men knocked him down last night and took from his wallet The campaign against transients will begin at 5 p m today Chief FitzGerald said Transients walking along down town railroad tracks will not be ar rested told police that he gave the two men 15 cents when they asked him for money to eat As he walked away both men knocked him down and fled with his wallet and watch Flame Slayer Tells How He Caught Pair Wright Says SoftHeels Le Him Surprise Lovers At Piano Bench By Associated Press LOS ANGELES Feb defense in the Paul Wrigh murder trial struck back to day at the states attempt to show that Wright could no have surprised his wife and friend John Kimmel embracing in th living room of his home At the instance of his attorney Wright stretched out his legs anc propped his feet on the rail before the witness chair to show the jury he was wearing rubberheelec same shoes the defense said that he wore the night o Nov 9 when he shot to death hi wife and Kimmel Wright also walked before th jurors to prove he made virtually no noise when he came into thi living room where Mrs Wright am Kimmel were together To Bed Clothed Continuing his redirect examina tion Defense Attorney Jerry Gies ler asked Wright why he went t bed that night of thetragedy with his clothes on The defendant former airpor manager testified Well it wasnt unusual for me to do that when guests were then late When I got sleepy I would li down for awhile When Evelyn Mrs Wright came to bed I woulc get up and undress for the night To Gieslers query as to why he had changed the beneficiary of an insurance policy from Mrs Wrigh to their young daughter Helen Wright replied that he had done so on the advice of his banker after they had discussed Evelyns ap parent inability to appreciate the value of money In Emotional Frenzy Wright had returned to the wit ness stand for the third time today in an emotional frenzy protestinj that he had no recollection of kill ing his wife and his friend Wright told the prosecutor tha he had no recollection of takin his pistol from the bedroom or o disarranging KJmmels clothing afte having shot him and he insisted tha the sound of the first shot did no rouse him from the stupor that he Continued on Page 9 STOCKS TUMBLE TO LOWEST IN THREEJTEARS Telephone Off a Share Leads Break to Deepest Levels Since 1935 By Associated Press NEW YORK Feb Leading stocks crashed through lowest levels since 1935 in todays market with losses running to five or more points at the worst In view of the proportions of the tumble volume was comparatively small although much ahead of yes terday Rallying periods were slow and generally failed to follow through although sufficient sup port appeared in the closing hour to enable principal sufferers to re vive somewhat at the finish Another sharp break in American Telephone which toppled more than eight points at one time unsettled sentiment at the start and touched off selling in virtually all indus trial groups Rails Utilities Resist Drop Rails and utilities did relatively well throughout the majority hold ing declines to fractions Steels motors rubbers aircrafts farm im plements electrical equip m e n t s chemicals and specialties were in the forefront of the slide Bonds fell with stocks although American Telephone loans ignored Continued on Page 12 WILL FIND BEST WEED FIGHT METHOD P B Harper will outline meth ods of weed control at a meeting of the El Paso County Farm Bu reau at the Ysleta grade school at p m today Farmers will discuss several methods of combating weeds and decide which is better for valley conditions according to W S Foster county farm agent Girl Secret Agent Bares Spy Plot in British Court By Associated Press LONDON Feb blond woman British agent told from the stand of Bow Street Court today how for nearly a year she had helped copy plans of Britains most secret armaments smuggled from the big Woolwich arsenal in combating an alleged spy plot A slim blackclad girl identi fied only as Miss X testified against P E Glading former arsenal employe and three arsen al workers accused of duplicating blueprints of army navy and air force weapons allegedly intended for delivery to an unnamed foreign power The four defendants arrested under the official secrets act were remanded until Feb 7 after Miss X had corrobated the prosecutions story of an alleged plot involving a mysterious couple from Moscow who dis appeared CRASH HEAD ON IN SHAM BATTLE One Airship in Flames As Both Fall Into Sea Worst Aerial Disaster in Fleets History Caused By Blinding Rain Squall 10 DIE IMMEDIATELY ONE SUCCUMBS LATER Hundreds of Airplanes and Crews of Dozens Of Vessels in Pacific Coast Maneuvers Recover Eight Bodies From Ocean By United Press SAN DIEGO CaL Feb Navy announced today that 11 men were killed when two of its biggest and fastest bom bers collided in midair during a heavy rain squall last night and sank near warships engaged in fleet maneuvers 70 miles out to sea Eight bodies had been recovered Of the four men taken from the water alive one died this morning aboard the U S S Relief the hospital ship accompanying the fleet The three survivors were injured seriously The two missing were given up as dead It was the Navyve worse disaster to heavierthanair craft The planes were scouting for a potential enemy invader as part of the maneuvers when they crashed during a squall at p rru One burst into flames and both plunged to the water and immediately Search lights from several battleships FLIERS WATCH MEXICO BORDER TO HALT ARMS 10 Planes Sent From Capita To Stop Smuggling Of Munitions By Associated Press MEXICO CITY Feb Mexican army planes were sent to day to the MexicoUnited State border to watch for contraband arms shipments recently reported tc the government Other planes reliable source said would be sent south to patro the MexicoGuatemala border Only five of the 10 planes sen north reached Tampico bound for Matamoros across the border from Brownsville The others were forced back by bad weather Juarez Troops Rest In Sun Undisturbed While armed soldiers watched for any Fascist rebel activity along MexicoTexas border at Matamoros Mex infantry troops at the Juarez garrison lolled in the sunshine to day A squad or two of khakiuni formed soldiers trooped from the Cuartel de Quince and marchec in regular morning drill Gen Juan Felipe Rico com mander of the Juarez military area inspected the old Juarez race track as a possible site for a proposec army garrison Col Julio Pardinas Blancas sai that no unusual military action is planned as result of the Matamoros disturbance Thirtyseven officers and 430 men comprising one machine gun com pany and three rifle companies o the Juarez garrison are stationec under command of General Rico Division General Jesus Agustin Castro has not ordered the Juarez arrison into special patrols along the El Paso border Mounted officers rode through Juarez streets Military officials said that cus oms officers are searching for Gen Sficolas Rodriguez leader of the Gold Shirts who was exiled in 1936 Xavier Tercero assistant chief o he Juarez Customs office said thai no special orders have been given to the 100 customs officers stationec at Juarez Our usual orders to watch for smuggling has been maintained he said Juarez customs officers are work ng on 24hour shifts to patrol the border and stop possible smuggling of arms and ammunition Two Children Burned to Death By Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE Feb hildren were burned to death to ay when a tworoom abode home n Los Duranes was destroyed by ire The victims were Celina 2 nd Ernest Vigil Jr 3 children t Mr and Mrs Ernesto VigilVigil s a WPA worker They had been ocked in the home while their mother visited a neighbor EARMARK FOR N M POWER JOB y Associated Press WASHINGTON Feb entative Dempsey of New Mexico aid today the Rural Elecerification Administration had earmarked 00 for a project in Roosevelt Coun N M and more than 20 destroyers lighted the area for miles Small boats were lowered quick ly from the worships The Jour survivors were picked up and rushed to the hospital ship where Hester died Only bits of floating wreckage marked the scene of accident Radioman John H Hester died shortly after being picked up by the rescue boats The three who survived and Hes ter leaped with parachutes from the plane which did not catch fire the Navy said All night crews of dozens of searched for more survivors or bodies of the 10 who were lost Nothing more was found until to day after every airplane of the fleet 300 from the carriers Lexington and Saratoga and other scouting planes attached to battleships were sent out to continue the search The eight bodies were found then All available craft of the Pacific fleet are massed in the They include 98 warships and hun dreds of planes The collision occurred near the dreadnaught Pennsylvania flagship of Admiral Claude C Bloch new commanderinchief of the fleet It was a crew from the Pennsylvania that picked up the survivors Admiral Bloch announced that the accident was due to the rain eualL News of the crash was not jiven out at the naval base here until after midnight The planes were twomotored Continued on Pafe 9 DEPUTY SHERIFFS PISTOL IS STOLEN Deputy Sheriff Hickman today was hunting his nickleplated gold trimmed 38calibre pistol It wai stolen from his desk at the Sher iffs Department A tire was stolen from Deputy Sheriff Escajedas car Captured His Bride Jerry Whitfield would never forget that night he found Polly Chelsey locked in a smugglers cabin Holding the ships captain at gun point he rescued her covered her flight in the darkness He had captured his own bride Dont miss this great stirring story of the War of 1812 a serial v or Love Beginning Today On Page I ;