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   El Paso Herald-Post (Newspaper) - January 4, 1939, El Paso, Texas                             El Paso HeraldPost Weather Forecast Fair tonight and tomorrow colder tonight with freezing temperature Complete details on Page J4 VOL LIX NO 3 EL PASO TEXAS WEDNESDAY JANUARY A 1939 DELIVERED IN EL PASO ISO A WEEK Home Edition THREE CENTS IN EL PASO FIVE CENTS ELSEWHERE R CHALLENGES DICTATORSHIPS N M OFFICIAL TakesCommand ROW THREATENS EFIESUS Of Cavalry Division TO GET WATER Opens Gates on Gil Despite Protest Of Commissioner Ha Unirf Irrtr VIUDEX N M Jan Mexico state authorities opened irrigation catcs on the Gila River for the Virden Valley loday in the face of protests of federal water commissioners State Engineer Thomas Mc Olure backed by an order of Governor John Miles defied Fed eral Water Commissioner C A Firth to withhold the water for use by Arizona Indians McClure who had a state po liceman with him and orders to call out the entire state police if necessary met with Firth and irrigation engineers in the only store of this crossroads point at noon today Firtli was appointed by the Ari zona federal court to protect the rights of the Indians to the Gila headwaters Although he protest ed cutting the chains of the irri gation dam he offered no physical resistance He said however he would re port the matter in full to the federal court and that a lawsuit probably would ensue General Richardson turns First Cavalry Division over to General Joyce left TVrsv LORDSBURG N M Jan 4 Compliance with New Mexicos demand for opening of the irrigation gates on the Gila River was not forthcom ing by Arizona authorities to liy is Governor John E Miles of New Mexico sent stale police here obtain water rights by force if necessary The dnistic action by the gov ernor ivns Uiken to provide farm ers in fhc Virdon Valley of extreme southwestern New Mexico with irri gation water in the face of an Ari zona Federal District Court order In conserve the water supply in Coolidge Dam State Engineer Thomas M Mc Clure in charge of the states ac tion was ndvised by telephone from Duncan Ariz by C A Firth water commissioner at Saffovd Ariz that lie could not move locks from the hoadeates of Gila irrigation waters and that McClure would have to do so himself if he wanted water McClure arrived here today with orders from Governor Miles to take aver the Gila River water rights with the aid of state police if ncccs si ry Commissioner Firth acting under the federal court order refused to comply with an order from the New Mexico state engineer issued Dec Continued on Page 12 GIRL IS KILLED EN ROUTE HOME Enlargement of Fort Bliss and Friendly Relations With Mexico Favored by Commander Recalls Stirring Days Fort Bliss today was commanded by a tireless 59yearold Army officer who has always favored extension of the post and warm relations with Mexico Brig Gen Kenyon A Joyce made two observations today as he took over command of the First Cavalry Division from Brig Gen Robert C Richardson Jr after guns of the 82nd Field Artillery gave him a salute It is too early to say anything definite about immediate expansion of Fort Bliss said General Joyce But I have always been in favor of extending this post My relationswith Mexico have always been the most pleasant I have a very warm regard for the Mexican people and for their aspir ations El Paso is awaiting action on the proposed Fort Bliss expansion pro gram at the present session of Congress last I was here was in 1929 he laughed That was Continued on 12 LABOR SHORTAGE HIKES PIPE COST Employ Men to Work on Project When Relief Men Are Absent iunice N M High Schoo Student Dies As Car Hits Truck The cost of the Countys concrete pipe project went up another toda after WPA failed to provide sufficient labor Commissioners Court approved 1 the bill of C R Nichols contractor i for labor he employed to fill out I j the WPA crew i The Court adopted a resolution I urging J Paul Henderson district i weather for the city tonight and to HEAVY SNOW IN N M MOUNTAINS Wind Forces El Paso Plane To Abandon Stop At Airport A 40mile an hour wind and a 10inch snow today had muddled air and highway traffic through El Paso The heavy wind bounced over the Franklin Mountains shortly after midnight today and forced an American Airlines plane due at the airport at a m to pass on over the city without stopping Tailwinds were so strong that the plane flew over the airport at a m 24 minutes ahead of schedule Rev L L Evans and wife of Tulsa Okla were turned back by a snowstorm at Mescalero late yes terday and took a southern route out of El Paso today A Pecos Val ley truck line driver reported snow from Bent to the Ruidoso River It reached a depth of 30 inches There was a deep snow at Rui doso Six inches of snow is on the at Cloudcroft according to Southern Pacific dispatches Weatherman Shaver forecast fair SITEFORNEW SLUM HOUSING Project May Be Moved To Another Part Of City The site ol El Pasos No 1 lowcost housing project in South El Paso may be changed if prices offered for property j are unsatisfactory to prop erty owners members of the El Paso Houing Authority said today Officials of the TJ S Bousing Au thority advised the El Paso Author ity that a site change would be rec ommended by the USHA unless dis putes could be settled Fifty property owners were ex pected to most at Fourth and Ochoa street at 7 p m today to protest prices offered for the property Says Offers Too Low Colbert Coldwell of Kemp Cold well said resolutions will be drafted and sent to the USHA in Washing ton and to the El Paso Authority protesting the offers Some of the offers made are ridiculous Mr Coldwell said Some of the prices amount to only half of the mortgages against the properties I can cite a number of places There is one which is bringing jn a monthrevenue now and has for several years They offered only I 51750 for the property Frank Fletcher chairman of the El Paso Authority said any protests which property owners care to make will be heard Will Be Fair I do not wish to state the Author itys policy at this time he said We want to be fair to everybody Authority members said the aver age offered price for the property is 15 per cent higher than assessed valuations and that residents of the area have in the past complained that tax values exceed the market value of the property Prices offered are based on ap praisals approved in Washington The Authority has two courses members said The site may be moved or the property condemned and the valuations set in court Warns Of Economic War Asks Unity In America The President Speaks President Seeks Strong Arms and Harmonious Democracy to Meet Foreign Threats Against Free U S Institutions LISTS REFORMS AS ESSENTIAL TO DEFENSE Urges Change in Neutrality Law Continued Spending Government Reorganization End to Labor and Class Strife BV EXITED PRESS WASHINGTON Jan Roosevelt warned Con gress today of a deadline of danger to democracy from within and without and unmistakably threatened economic sanctions against aggressor states He said that the United States would decline to intervene with arms to prevent aggression But then in his annual message on the State of the Union message that bristled with bold challenge to dictator President added Words may be futile but war is not the only means of decent respect for the opinions of mankind UUSKSDUGE ABOUTREFUGEES Envoy Queries Mussolini On Problem of Political Fugitives in World ENVOY TO JAPAN TO COME HO ME FoCome Home Coogan Spurns Mothers Plea Emily Jean Palmer 14yearold fiunice N M High School student was killed in an automobile acci dent 40 miles west of Roswell last I WPA administrator to provide the j labor promised for the project Its costing the County money every time the men fail to show up County Judge McGill said The stripping crew failed to show up for work Monday On holidays they cant get the nisht while en route home from El WPA men to Pasos Sun Carnival The car n which she was riding i wui nuinA juage Mcuiil called a spec collided with a truck W H Turner mceting of the Court tomorrow Judge McGill called a special driver of the car his wife and son injured Mr Turner said he was blinded by truck lights Defend Ropers Use of Yacht For Own Parties to determine whether the Court will issue its first time warrants of 1939 or make payments on the pipe proj ect from regular precinct funds Commissioner Scarborough sug gested that the U S Reclamation service be asked to provide for 30 to 40 per cent of the drainage ditch bridges He said the Bureau is le gally bound to keep up part of the bridge structures He suggested that the County offer the concrete pipe to the Bureau and that the Bureau pay the expense of laying it ny United Press WASHINGTON Jan 4 Comi D nn 1M7 merce Department officials today j A I UUAIvlhL WILL defended former Secretary of Com merce Daniel C Roper asserting here uas nothing irregular in use of a government boat for private parties by the former cabinet offi cer and other officials HEAD DADS FIRM morrow with continued winds Mr Shaver said that the wind was not unusual El Paso he said has been having unusually calm weather for this time of year Low temperature in the city early today was 41 degrees 10 degrees above normal Balmy Weather Sets Record BY ASSOCIATED PRESS S p r i n gIike weather prevailoc over some MidWestern states today setting new records for many cities while freezing rains imperiled traf fic in upstate New York and the Continued on Paffc 12 Ambassador to Tokyo Will Report to President On Conditions International Nans Service WASHINGTON Jan cas ambassador to Japan Joseph C Grew will return to the United States this spring on vacation Act ing Secretary of State Sumner Wel les announced today Grew is expected to give Presi dent Roosevelt the benefitof a thorough review and analysis ol conditions in Japan it was under stood SIX CHICKENS COST TERM IN PRISON ty United Press FORT WORTH Jan lODaniel 19yearold University of In response to charges by Acting I Texas freshman was expected to ComptroHer General Richard N ElI to be named president of the Six chickens today had cost Guil lermo Garcia of 2119 Bassett avenue a year in the Texas penitentiary Garcia plead guilty in Thirty fourth District Court to theft of the chickens from the vard of Juana Pat Adame of 4105 Rosa street He liott that Roper and other officials participated in private parties aboard the Commerce Department boat Eala officials said use of such vessels for private parties was a common practice during the Hoover Administration flour company from which his father W Lee ODaniel will resign to become governor of Texas this month the lo victory in nors racc was given Shor Jy after taking office as secj status today when District Judge retary of commerce the officials I A J Power ordered his disabilities said Roper indicated he would pay personally for food consumed aboard the Eala during private parties They said that Roper followed that practice The log of the Sequoia during 1931 showed that he then Secretary of Commerce Robert P Lamont As sistant Secretary of Commerce Ju Klein the latters assistant Grant Isaacs and the department iolicitor E F Morgan used the vessel for private parties said he look the chickens because his wife had nothing to eat Garcia was ineligible for a sus pended sentence because of prison terms assessed in New Mexico in 1922 and in Arizona in 1926 Japanese Cabinet Quits in Body By United Press TOKYO Jan Kiicbiro Hiranuma president of the privy council was ordered by Emperor Hirohito today to form a new cab inet to succeed the government of Princa Fumimaro Konoye The long awaited cabinet reor ganization was initiated this morn ing when Konoye went to the im perial palace and presented the collective resignation of his min isters to the emperor Baron Hiranuma a former cab Continued on Page 12 By Associated Press HOLLYWOOD Jan Coogan separated from Actress j Betty Gable by an empty pocket book got an offer today from his mother to come turned it down Informed The Kid and his blonde wife were living apart be cause of financial conditions Mrs Arthur L Bernstein nearly cried as she announced she wanted to have her son back and forget the which includes Jackies 4000000 accounting suit against her and Bernstein his stepfather Young Coogan once a ragmuflin star of silent pictures had moved histhings to the residence of his uncle George Cooganand showed no interest in going back to mother LIFES HITLER PARTY GETS NAZIS GOAT By Associated Press BERLIN Jan Schwarze Korps official organ of the black uniformed Schutzstaffel Guards bitterly attacked West Virginia stu dents and the magazine Life today or making fun of Chancellor Hit er in connection with the Hitler party pictured in Lifes Dec 5 is sue A full page editorial was caption ed in huge letters USA but to each of these were added other let ers in small typo which made the aption read Universchaemt in Schamlos shameless and Albern SECOND WARD BUS SERVICE JAN 15 Ordinance for Shift Will Be Finally Passed City Council will pass on final reading tomorrow an ordinance au thorizing the El Paso Electric Co to substitute bus for street car ser viceon the Second Ward line Bus service will begin Jan 15 The ordinance provides that there shall be noincrease in fare The company is required to move tracks and poles from the line SAYS SLAYER IS JUVENILE Lea Moves to Block Trial Of Mrs Rose Jones In District Court Dismissal of a murder indictment against Rose Jones charging her with the slaying of her husband Walter C Jones was asked in Thir tyfourth District Court today by Tom Lea defense attorney Mr Lea based the dismissal appli cation on the grounds that Mrs Jones is a minor He filed an affi davit asserting that she was born Aug 27 1922 The application asked that the case be transferred to the juvenile docket Judge Howe set ahearing on the application for tomorrow If it is upheld Mrs Jones will be tried on charges of being a delinquent A juvenile may be given an in determinate sentence to a state raining school A juvenile sentence terminates when the defendant By United Press WASHINGTON Jan Secretary of State Sumner Welles revealed today that President Roose velts views on the political refugee problem were conveyed to Italian Premier Benito Mussolini last night by U S Ambassador William Phil lips Welles explaining the nature of Phillips urgent conversation with H Duce said he was instructed to inform Mussolini of this Govern ments attitude and at the same time to seek Mussolinis views Welles said Phillips conversa tion with Mussolini which lasted for 40 minutes was devoted to the political refugee problem only and hat no other matters were taken up Report U S Cautions Duce to Keep Peace By United Press ROME Jan cir cles in close contact with the Amer can embassy said today that Amer can Ambassador William Phillips n a long conversation with Premier 3enito Mussolini last night ex pressed the hope of President Roosevelt that there would be no new developments in the European situation which would jeopardize European or world peace It was believed highly unlikel tJat Phillips made any direct refer ence to Italys revisionist campaign as part of which it seeks concession from France But the ciiplomati source expressed belief that Phillip left the inference clear that ther was some concern at Washington regarding the European outlook There are many methods short of war but stronger than mere words of bringing home to aggressor governments the aggre sentiments of our people Mr Roosevelt delivered his mes sage in person before a joint ses sion of House and Senate in the formers chamber on the second day of the first session 76th Congress He spoke not to Congress alone but to the nation and to the world j His words were broadcast ia Europe and Latin America as he uttered them At hourly intervals today his thoughts and his defense of democracy went out to the world in translated versions lit Italian Spanish German French and Portuguese the Presidents crackling thoughts girded the grlobe Cheering lustily when the Presi dent entered Senators Representa tives and cabinet officers settled into silence for the start of his ad Speech Broadcast In Six Languages International Veios Service Jan W Presidents speech was broadcast today by the three radio chains to every section of the country and abroad The National Broadcasting Co broadcast Mr Roosevelts re marks in six languages neces sitating seven separate broad casts to other lands Italy Indignant Over Flag Report TRUCK COMPANY INCREASES WAGES as a minor removed He doesnt intend to leave the university ODaniel said That is a very important part of a boys Mother and Father Found For El Paso Doorstep Baby STRIKE TIES By United Press LOS ANGELES Jan cargo checkers strike tied up 17 ships and stopped all freight traffic except lumber and oil in Los Angeles har I bor today County Juvenile Officer Guinn has found a mother and father for Cletus Lloyd Williams Stowe when the doorstep baby is able to leave the CityCounty Hospital he said today Nurses believe it will be 20 days more before they can discharge the child who 10 days ago was left on the doorstep of Mrs Esther C Barrios home at 621 South Vir ginia street by an unidentified person Mr Guinn said the couple asked to adopt the baby this week after seeing him in the hospital We have investigated the couple thoroughly and feel sure they will give the child a good home he said They are cap able of providing well for him and seem to be very much in love with him F J Kelly business agent and secretary of the Truck Drivers Local Union No 941 today an nounced the signing of a contract with the PhoenixEl Paso Express Co that provides for increases of 20 per cent in wages The agreement provides for a wage of 26 cents per mile or ap proximately per week for driv ers who make two trips between El Paso and Phoenix the usual run The contracts covers a six months period The company employs eight driv ers E C Donohue vicepresident and general manager of the company said the agreement covered menon the trucks going to Phoenix Prac tically all of the business of the company is over that route he said reaches majority Under Mr Leas affidavit Mrs Jones will reach her majority next Aug 22 Mrs Jones is scheduled to go to trial in Thirtyfourth District Court Monday If the juvenile affidavitis upheld she will be tried before a jury selected from the regular panel Assistant District Attorney Clayton said Mr Jones a member of the police vice squad was slain at his home last April 26 Mrs Jones was an expectant mother at the time of the slaying By Associated Press ROME Jan indigna tion was fired today by dispatches in Rome newspapers describing the burning of an Italian flag by crowd in antiItalian riots a Tunis capital of Frances protect orate of Tunisia Associated Press dispatches from Tunis failed to mention any such incident in connection with the visit there of Premier Daladier ENVOYS WIFE SAILS TO JOIN HUSBAND International News Service NEW YORK Jan Hans Dieckhoff wife of the German am bassador to the United States who was recalled after the American envoy to Berlin had been Sum moned home sailed secretly on the liner Europa today to join her hus band PLAN CELEBRATION OF MOONEY FREEDOM Associated Press SACRAMENTO Cal Jan gigantic celebration Saturday night he wishes trip to Eng land await Thomas J Mooney con victed of the 1916 San Francisco Preparedness Day bombing after he wins his expected release from life imprisonment Mooney is scheduled to appear for a pardon hearing Saturday before Governor Culbert L Olson who has already indicated his belief that the former labor leader is innocent of the crime for which he was seat to prison Pay Cut Proposed by New District Clerk Is Denied dress As he moved into the fight ing passages of the message his voice rising in dramatic pitch the lawmakers loudly applauded German Envoy Listens Hans Thomson German charge daffaires listened intently in the gallery The President was accompanied to the capitol by a family party in cluding his mother Mrs James Roosevelt Sr his daughterinlaw Mrs James Roosevelt Jr and her daughter Sarah and his uncle Fred erick A Delano The Presidents wife and mother stepped into the gallery reserved for presidential guests 10 minutes before Mr Roosevelt began speak ing Challenge o Dictators We are off on a race to make democracy work the President said and that challenge must have reached the ears of millions whose or to dictators He said the time was lour glass may be in the hands other nations Foreign storms he charged now challenge three institutions indis pensable to de mocracj and international good aith And he added only through i nation united both physically and spiritually can these storms be kept rom American shores A war which threated to en elop the world in tlames has been iverted but it has become increas ingly clear that peace is not as Conlinue on Paffe 7 ACTOK WILL WED By United Press HOLLYWOOD Jan Morris young film star today filed notice of intention to wed Bubbles Salmon Schinasi daughter of a wealthy New York tobacco im porter Commissioners Court turned down a saving in District Clerk Orgains office when they approved salaries of deputies Mr Orgain asked for two deputies at S150 a month each and a chief deputy at a budget of The Court had set up The court finally approved a budget of or higher than what Mr Orgain requested An officer is entitled to re duce the pay of his chief deputy County Judge McGill said waving an old Commissioners Court order that set maximum salaries Judge McGill insisted that Mr Orgains chief deputy should gel a month instead of If we change this for one office well have to cut every salary in the Court House Judge McGill said The Court called on the county Continued on Page 12 OURT SHUNS ACTION ON SALUTING TEST V United Press AUSTIN Jan State Su reme Court today held it lacked urisdiction to review Brazoria ountys flag saluting case of 1937 lora Mae and BiJlie Lee Shinn lildren of Mr and Mrs L D hinn were suspended from Braz ria School for refusal to salute the flag They were members of a re ligious body which forbids such a salute The parents were refused an injunction against the suspen sion order and appealed to the Gal veston Court of Civil Appeals which declined to review the case on the ground that the school term had expired and the matter was moot SAYS FUNNYMAN WASNT By United Press HOLLYWOOD Butterworth film comedian today was sued for divorce by Ethel But terworth who charged her husband had a quarrelsome disposition   

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