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   Morning Avalanche (Newspaper) - November 20, 1934, Lubbock, Texas                                Germans Prepare With Mighty Crossing Project Is Outlined Hotel Drug Co Hotel Lubbock Building OPEN ALL NIGHT the Day on the South PtainJ LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE n THIRTEENTH YEAR NO 14 10 PAGES LUBBOCK TEXAS TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 1934 MEAHS ASSOCIATED PRESS New Charges Of Relief Waste Hurled ains Banish Drouth From Many Parts Of Texas ftockmen And Farmers Feel Bit Of Cheer FariM And Range Lands Greatly Btnefitted By Downpours Of Varying Proportions Over A Larfe Part Of State Rivers Run High Cooler Weather Appears To Be la Of fin For Plains Area Additional Rain Eipected By Most Points Tht AMMUttd RAINS banished drouth from vir tually every part of Texas Monday bringing cheer to stock men and farmers alike Thundershowers brought mois ture to many places while others were drenched by intermittent downpours of great benefit to farm and ranee lands Most points ex pected additional precipitation Llfblnlnr Caato Damage Lightning caused slight damage at Austin striking the Norwood building and showering a small amount of masonry into the street None was hurt Rainfall amounted to inches heaviest since Jan 26 Four and a half inches of rain fell in the vicinity of Temple causing creeks and rivers to reach the high est stage in more than a year Traf fic was stalled in many sections with water laplnc over streets roads and highways Port Worth was drenched with a heavy downpour with the total fall of the past 24 hours estimated at one inch Rain fell steadily through out the afternoon and early night at Dallas A slow rainfall at Wichita Falls measured inches Go Down Lover temperatures were predict ed in West Texas when barometers started dropping The South Plains section still had not received greatlyneeded rains but cooler seemed In the offing Barometer at Lubbock Municipal airport had dropped 2 to since yesterday morning indicating un tettled weather Temperature at See TEXAS RATNS Tage 9 Chief Plans Two Weeks Study Play President Meets Old Friends Problems Are Laid Aside By Associated WARM SPRINGS Nov President Roosevelt eagerly settled down today for two weeks of study and play Meanwhile in Atlanta Governor Eugene Talmadge in a written statement renewed his attack on many phases of the administrations recovery program notably the NRA the Bankhead cotton control act and relief policies Invitation Is Given While the president was driving over the winding dusty road early today renewing eld acquaintances about the foundation here the Georgia chief executive wrote his open invitation to the president to Japs To Atttme Equality In Defiance Of Other LONDON Nov 19 sador Tsuneo MatMidaira of Japan tonight told Britains foreign sec retary that unless the British and Americans grant Japan full equal ity In a naval limitation treaty Ja pan will status without a treaty Slowly and carefully Matsudaira ono of Japans ace diplomats gave to Sir John Simon the Japanese re ply to the recent British compro mise naval suggestions rejecting them In toto because they recog nized only equality in principle ride about the state and talk over the New Deal with farmers and business men to sec how It is work ing in Georgia Included in todays activities of the president was a plunge in the open air pool Public problems were pretty much laid aside for the day but at the cot tage the chief executive had a trunk full of special reports from which he will formulate plans while here for the Immediate future Chats With friends Arriving late last night Mr Roosevelt slept a little late today before driving down from the hill top cottage site to chat with old friends and Inspect the progress in development of the foundation here for infantile paralysis victims As usual Mr Roosevelt drove his own little runabout with its special Georgia license of He finds as near complete free here as it is possible for a president to enjoy The residents greet him as a neighbor and he does Cars bring a fairly steady train of tourists to the foun dation but they are not permitted inside the grounds of the presidents residence on the hill To Receive Governors Tomorrow the president will re ceive the governors of six south eastern states who are meeting in Atlanta to organize for cooperation in trade developments In his statement Governor Tal mndge said We believe the presi dents motives are as pure as the driven snow but added that the quicker the government realizes that its wage scale should be the prevailing wage scale in the com munity the work is done the better oif everyone will only the taxpayer but the laborer who is receiving tha money Sally Rand It Absolved Of Charge Sentence Set Aside CHICAGO Nov 19 ap pellate court today absolved Sally Rand of a year and a half old charge that her fan dance was in The reversal by the high court excused Miss Rand from having to serve ten days In the house of cor rection and paying S200 fine for the alleged shock to worlds fair visitors in 33 French Given A Warning To Build Defense Reporter Of Budget Declares That Germany Could Throw Men Into Battle Within Few Days Enemies Build Up Situation Claimed As Grave As 1914 And Germans Said To Be Just As Dangerous As They Were At That Time By The Associated Press ARIS Nov 19 was warned sharply today that ermany was building up a mighty military machine and could by next year throw men into action within a few days This was the declaration of Leon Archimbzud reporter of the budget who asked credits of tranci about for the 1935 war budget Enemies Preparing The enemies of declared Arrhimbaud are intensively pre jering for war as through it were to be in the near Simultaneously Marshall Fran chet DEsperey announced I find the French army is not going satisfactorily The situation seems to be at Icart as grave as in 1914 The Ger mans are preparing and we are not preparing enough They are as dan gerous as they were In Three Phases Col Jan Fairy former minister of war published a lenthy signed article in which he said he feared the possibility of asudden paralyz ing attack on France conducted in three phases DA terrific lightninglike air raid swift invasion of small powerful forces by way of Belgium and Switzerland to complete the destruction from the air surging wave of a power fill occupying force capable of end p the wirr within a few weeks Colonel Fabry demanded a strong government and domestic unity to ince such 8 danger The government of Premier See FRENCH WARNING 9 Night Program Is Scheduled By Rotary Club Ladies night will be observed bj Lubbock Rotarlans with a progran1 in the livestock judging pavilion a Texas Technological college tonight President Jack Randal of the club announced In charge of the program are Dr W A Jackson Dr Sam G Dunn and W O Daniels The affair wil replace the regular Wednesday luncheon this week ROBBERS ESCAPE PHILADELPHIA Nov 19 Seven masked robbers held up an office of the SuppleeWillsJone Milk company in suburban Darbj late today kicked a watchman un conscious wounded another em ploye and escaped with after shooting their way through a cor don of police Student Escapes Prison By Giving Up One Wife Husband Divides His Time Between Mates Until Law Takes A Hand To Call Halt By rtia Atitncifttti I OK ANGELES Nov C DuPault young university student j who divided his time with his two wives escaped a prison term for bigamy today when his second marriage was annulled The annulment of his marriage to Carolyn Grant 19 wealthy University of California at Los Angeles student was decreed by Superior judge Ruben S Schmidt a few seconds before Du Faults application for probation was acted upon Du Faults lawyer W C Dalrell acting as attorney also for Miss Grant filed the annulment this morning Judge Schmidt wwely lectured Du Fault and placed him In pro for ten yours on condition that he serve nights and weekend thr county Jail Du Fault marrlrd Miss Grant at Yuma Oct IMS only a week after his first wife Martha Vnwter Du Fault oirr ft mothrr for two wwks after this fcrrmony On Fault visited with his first Set TWO WIVES Tiff 9 NMMI To Refuse Games With Tech Action Of Texas Tech Coach Is Severely Criticised By New Mexico Grid Mentor By The Associated Press ROSWELL N Nov Capt R R Brown foot ball coach of the New Mexico Military institute here an nounced tonight the institute will no longer schedule games with Texas Tech teams Brown said the decision was reached by institute officials be cause of what he termed the uncalled for action of Coach Ballard ef the Tech freshmen team following the game be tween the two elevens here last Saturday Ballard became engaged in an argument with P Jackson re feree of the contest following the yame Brown said the in formation he received indicated the argument started after Bal lard made a remark to Jack son and that fisticuffs were averted only when bystanders interfered There will be no more fames between Tech and the intsltnte in the Brown said We feel that Ballards actions were uncalled Distribution Of County Share In 10 Per Cent Allotment To Be Started In Lubbock Today Two Convicts Shot In Breali Guards Fire Into A Group Oi Fleeing Prisoners And Two Are Badly Wounded Others Are Recaptured Bs The Associated Press MCALLISTER NOV Two convicts were shot andserious ly wounrird and three others were recaptured in a break for freedom from the Oklahoma penitentiary during a heavy rain here tonight The wounded were Melvln Gatlin sentenced to life for robbery from Comanche county Bill Anderson sentenced to seven years for burglary from Pomotoc county Others In Group The others were Grady Mukle serving 99 years for a Pontotoc county robbery Gordon Blood serving 27 years lor a robbery tlie same county and Clarence Irons serving 30 years for a Hughes coun ty robbery Prison authorities said that guards fired into the group of floe ing convicts as they clambered over the wall on an improvised ladder made from steel bunks Fanners Only Have Until Sat urday To Pool Certificates In National Group To Close On November 24 DISTRIBUTION of Lubbock countys share of the 10 per cent allotment to Texas under the Bank head bill will began this morning at the county agents offfice P T Montfort county agent said late yesterday in announcing receipt of certificates for pounds Fanners have only until Satur day to poo this In the national he pointed out The pool closes November 24 We have so far pooled about pounds out of the pounds allotted us under the 90 per cent of the tax exempt cotton under the Bankhead Lubbock county Mr Montfort pointed out now has an allotment of bales or pounds In Four Groups These allotments come in four groups li farmers having cotton for the first time in 1933 CM fann ers having cotton for the first time In 1934 13 farmers with a short crop because of drouth hail or other natural causes and 4 farmers who signed the 193435 voluntary agree ment Certificates pounds and bales al loted are Certificates Pounds Bales 1 214 140 477 Ctrl Is Being Held In Jail For Kidnaping Of A Child LEXINGTON Nov 19 if The 20year old girl who hitch hiked southward last week with JacMe Gibbons while the childs parents frantically sought his whereabouts was brought back to Lexington tonight She was placed in charfe of Mrs Clarence Egbert the jail matron in default of 000 bond and gave her name as Beaulah Winchester of When arrested in Chattanooga Sun day she said she was Bernice Lou Givens of Cincinnati Defeated Candidate Receives Death Threat For Activities Total Only the 10 per cent allotment re See LOCAL COTTON Page 9 ROBBER CAPTURED TOPEKA Nov 19 when a wrestling fan who witnessed an attempted holdup on a down town Quincy street clamped a head lock on him a wouldbe robber was captured by police hurriedly sum moned by other bystanders He was booked nt police headquarters as Charles Albright 30 years old Amarillo Texas BREMERTON Nov 19 Corliss defeated Republi can candidate for sheriff of Kiteap county today received a letter his life unless he drops ho charge against Rush Blanken Democratic sheriffelect that EkTikenship was chosen illegally he was once convicted of a felony Revelation of the note came after hearing of the case had been post poned in superior court until Dec i 6 Thousands To Receive Johs In PWA Plan Many Projects Estimated To Cost Around Could Be Started Almost Immediately In Nation Program Endorsed Complete Elimination Of All Grade Crossings Major Aim Of Proposal Hundreds Die Yearly In Accidents By The Associate Preis WASHINGTON Nov 19 A gradecrossing elimination plan costing many millions of dollars and capable of putting thousands of men to work today took more def inite form as a part of the new pub lic works program It has been estimated that com plete elimination of all grade cross ings would cost several billion dol lars at a minimum List Is Supplied The bureau of public roads was disclosed today to have supplied the public works administration with a list of hundreds of projects which could be started almost immediately Thrse would cost upward of Secretary Ickes already has en dorsed gradecrossing elimination as one phase of the new public works program Joseph B Eastman the federal coordinator of trans portation is heartily back of such a plan Eastman has supplied Ickes new data on engineering studies Indi cating that about 35 per cent of the cost of grade crossing projects would go for labor directly and much of the remainder for materials In Nation The most comprehensive figures on grade crossings set the number in the United States at upward of 000 Studies over a fiveyear period from 19J6 through 1932 show that despite crossing elimination efforts more new ones were opened In that period than old ones were abolished During the first seven months of this year 827 persons were killed and injured in grade crosiing accidents Means Business WILLIAM E BORAH Story To Ripht Statewide Meeting Of Rural Workers Slated Nov 2627 AUSTIN Nov 19 E Stan ford head of the Texas relief com missions rural rehabilitation de partment announced today that a statewide meeting of rural rehabili tation workers would be held at DaHas Nov 26 and 27 About 100 rural and home supervisors are ex pected to attend in addition to of ficak from Washington and the headquarters Cash SCALDED TO DEATH LONGVIEW Nov 19 AsJm 41 drilling contractor was scalded to death in a boiler ex plosion today on the Pet Hopkins fee land north of Lafamo in the center of Gregg county production None of the other workers were injured New Cattle Buying Program For Texas Is To Be Sought UASTIN Nov 19 iTA new emergency cattle buying program for the area from the northern Pan handle to the Rio Grande will be recommended to federal authorities C Z Grain head of the commodities distribution department of the Tex as relief commission said today He dfrlared shortly before leaving for Washington that cattle in the western part of file state were in a serious condition and he believed from W to 60 per cent of the heml n would be lost if not MI Tin Not Says Young Woman Kidnaping Threatened Daughter Of GovernorElect Of Ohio Closely Guarded As Tip From The Underworld Is Received By Officers o K1 By The Associated ENT Nov a re ported underworld plot to kid nap her pretty Evangcline Davey 23yenr old daughter of Governor Elect Martin L Davey sat in her home tonight calmly asserting Im not A special escort of state highway patrolmen was assigned to guard her when she motored to Columbus Saturday to witness the Michigan Ohio State football game Was Not Afraid I didnt pay any attention to Miss Davey said when asked about Sre KIDNAP THREAT 9 Weather Report WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy cooler in southeast portion Tues day Wednesday generally fair cooler in north portion EAST TEXAS Cloudy local thundcrshowers cooler in southwest portion Tuesday Wednesday part ly cloudy Moderate to fresh south to northwest winds on the coast NEW MEXICO Unsettled Tues day probably snow north yortion Wednesday unsettled little change in temperature OKLAHOMA Showers In east partly cloudy in portion Tues day Wednesday partly clouuy cooler ARIZONA Unsettled Tuesday probably snow northeast portion Wednesday aenerally fair little change m temperature Man Known In Night Life Of Philadelphia Is Believed To Be Held By Underworld Kidnaped On Oct 26 iBy The Associated PresM PHILADELPHIA Nov Philadelphia Record in a copyright ed story tonight says William Weiss known in night life circles of the city has been kidnapped by under world characters for ran som The kidnaping occurred the news paper say on Oct J6 but was kept secret by the inmily until today when the department of justice was askeo to aid Comment Refused George Harvey head of the bu reau of investigation m Philadel phia declined to discuss the mat Weiss was kidnaped outside his home in the Overbrook section of thicity the Record states Mem bers his family heard a hoarse despairing cry from him and look ed out in lime to see an automobile speeding the paper says Stern Bailiff Tarns Tender For 10 Minutes During Case CHICAGO Nov 13 Stern Bailiff John Duffy of Judge Ru dolph Deserts divorce court was waving his gavel and ordering Stop talking Find seats Order in the court Four months old Dolores Artino bcfcHii a wailiix Dutfy picked up the little bundlr For eti he paced tiie floor while the infants mother tes tified in a duorce case Then Duffy funded the child back to its mother his and turned on the courrerm w rr a 7rowl thai ucucl Senator Borah Makes Demand To Get Idaho Veteran Urges Adminu tration To Wrap Additional Safeguards Against Waste In New Program Breakdown Feared Recent Accusations Not Modi fied More Details Given Thorough Investigation By Congress Is Sought B7 The jissoclited Prtssl WASHINGTON Nov 19 charges of waste amounting to millions of dollars were aimed at the relief administration tonight by Senator Borah of Idaho In a radio address the veteran Republican independent boomed a demand for an investigation by a wholly disinterested committee or Asked before he stepped to the microphone what he meant by that he said Wants New Safeguards Borah urged that the administra tion wrap additional safeguards against waste around the huge re lief program contemplated for next year The relief problem will be with us for a long he asserted is going to take not only mil lions but it will run into billions Every dollar saved in administra tion means food and shelter for the needy and the unhoused Before we start upon a new pro gram there ought to be a thorough searching and dispassionate investi gation by disinterested parties not only as to things past but as to hovr best tc deal with the matter in tne future With the cost and ex pense now being incurred there is going to be a Modification Refused Evidently replying to the claim of Harry L Hopkins the relief ad ministrator that he had supplied no rpecific evidence of shameful waste to a FERA investigator who conferred with him last week Borah said nothing had occurred to justify modification of his accusations Irftead he went into more de tail regarding reports of waste which he said had poured into his office The source of waste seems to orne from administration in the he declared The administra tive pay roil is enormous Those in juitliortty in different sections of the country through pressure or de See SENATOR BORAH Page 9 Abortion Trial To Begin Today Testimony in the case of Carlos Pste a Lubbock county farm youth charged with abortion will begin befoie Judge Clark M Mullican in 99th district court at 9 oclock this morning Mrs Gladys Cobb a practical nurse recently was of making an abortive operation and her penalty set at two years impris iatiicr Miss Daisy Cross is a sister i onment She appealed Pate was of the Cross brothers J H CTOM is i narned s he lover of Miss Winnie reporter for the 84th judicial tiiij Hoiloway 21 who testified she un trict and wis to have been In court 1 Jerwent the operation A jury to try the case was com pleted late Monday aUernoon are Daniel A Blair du trict attorney and Burton S Burks district attorney Paic in tile courtroom by George Dupree and J K Vickers Judge Mullican sterday morn Two Killed As Gas Explosion Shatters Home All But Baby Daughter Blown Out Of Cellar Man Rushes Back After Her Car Is Wrecked On Way For iBy The Affoclsttd Press PAMPA Nov violent ex plosion caused by the lighting of n match in a gasfilled cellar resulted today in the death of two members of a family and the injury of four others Bums brought death to Mrs J C Cross 26 and to her daughter Mary La Verne 2 Injured were J C Cross J P Cross J H Cross and Miss Daisy Cross The condition of J C Cross husband of the dead woman was serious Light Match In Cellar The bfet occurred when the Cross family went into the cellar to get some fruit As they reached the foot of the stairs someone lighted a match All but the baby daughter were blown out of the cellar J C Cross rushed back through the flames despite his injuries and carried the baby girl outside the building Then he loaded the family in a car and started for Pampa En route there wasa collision with another car and although no injuries oc curred in the wreck both cars were damaged When they finally reach ed a Pampa hospital J C Cross be came unconscious No Gas Connections The cellar where the explosion oc curred is on the SinclairPrairie Leycomb touth 01 Pampa Of iiciais of the SinclairPrairie com pany taki there were no con nections in the cellar and no pipe lines nearby J C Cross and J H Cross are brothers and J P Cross is their at Canadian todaj TESTIMONY TO START CLEBURNE Nov 19 mony scheiluUd to U noon tomorrow in the 01 C5cne chunjed with the slaying ol W A Matthews here Oct L4 A motion for conumuuuv by thf defense was overruled and seivii jurors had been secured at adjourn ment of court ing overruled a motion lhat the in agaiitei Patr be quashed The defense alleged defects in the bill Safety Patrols Planned For Schools Of Lubbock Motorists Of City Urged To Obey Signals To Assure Safety Of Passing Children TNSTALLATTON ot patrols in junior high and ward schools here i it n part ot obervniic of National Safety week Supt Kenneth E Oberholtzer announced Monday nignt Patrols have from n to 14 member The groups are sponsored controlled by the school vystein Each school has a captain and a lieu tenant is stationed a each oiwMng vith a number of helpers Patrol members are who make good grades and who arc recog nized by anl leaderof their Mr Gbtr hoitwr arc on duty u nojii and after school they are distinguished by a screen and a red wand Motorists are urged to obey their so that Mhool children may streets in safetj As a purt of the local program C E Luce ywlice recorder and Mr Oberhoifwr making a series of addresses at local vhoote day they it Dupre chool Today ihev aiU he Oniral War Wednesday at K Caviev and Thursday at junior and senior high   

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