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   Morning Avalanche (Newspaper) - December 22, 1937, Lubbock, Texas                                GIVE PRACTICAL birrs CLOTHIERS A MAN 1002 BROADWAY Starts on Sixteenth Year No 37 Lubbock M 1937 AP Housing Act OKd Congress Adjourns Jti JL A A A A A J F D R Hints U S Might Take Peace Motl Landon Pledges Cooperation To Foreign Policy Extremely Delicate Situation Is Seen By Kansan Plan Ot Isolation ism Is Opposed Frank B Kellogg Dies In St Paul I By The Associated Press Presi WASHINGTON Dec 21 dent Roosevelt hinted todaj the United States might assume the leadership in what his 1936 op ponent Governor Alf M Landon called an extremely delicate foreign Replying to a telegram fron Landon pledging cooperation and support in the difficult situation confronting your the president stated Owe Some Cooperation We owe some measure of coop eration and even leadership in maintaining standards of conduc helpful to the ultimate goal of gen eral Standards of a state department official said could wel refer to the Japanese departure from such standards in bombing the Panay Against Isolationism The president also came ou against isolationism by stating Throughout our long history we Americans have rejected every sug gestion that ultimate security can be assured by closing our eyes to the fact that whether we like it or not we are a part of a large world of other nations and The exchange of telegrams dom inated the events of the day with regard to the Far Eastern situation Other developments More Ships A spirited session in the British house of commons which heard suggestions Britain send more Ships to the Far East Departures of destroyers from San Diego which naval of ficials said were usual Receipt of further telegrams from American military nnd civil officials in the Far which will not be published until the government her receives the report of the naval board of inquiry into the Panay sinking This inquiry is being held in China State department officials felt that Landons telegram had streng Turn to Page 13 column 7 Please Labor Abandons Peace Efforts By The Assoomea rressi WASHINGTON Dec 21 The American Federation of Labor and John L Lewis rebel C I O broke off their peace negotiations today After nearly two months of in termittent conversations their joint committee adjourned without plans for further meetings To Carry On War Both sides arranged to carry on their war with increased vigor A C IO spokesman announced the Lewis unions soon would hold a na tional convention to consolidate their forces Federation leaders of pushing their dividc andconquer policy adopted at the Denver convention bui suspended during the negotiations Philip Murray chairman of the C I C peace committee blamed the A F of L for thn rupture He told reporters the A F of L peace Turn to Page 13 Coiurrm Please FRANK B KELLOGG MostOfKellogg Peace Ideals Swept Aside IBs Thr Associated Press WASHINGTON Dec 21 Frank B Kellogg lived long enough to see most of his cherished ideals for world peace swept aside by de clared and undeclared wars Up to the time he was stricken however the author of the Kellogg Briand pact to outlaw war never gave up hope for the Ideals of In ternational cooperation which help ed make him famous As late as last August 27 he told a radio audience In spite of Hie spirit of vio lence which today moves some of the nations who were signa tories to that pact I confident ly bclftve that the formal renunciation of war as an in strument of national policy by practically ail of he nations of the world will prove to have been an cpochmakiny Kellogg who was the Nobel peace prize winner of 1029 already had seen signatory of the pact drive its military machine into Ethiopia He had seen Japan take a block of China and call it Manchukuo Paraguay and Bolivia in the West ern hemisphere had sacrificed thousands or their youth in swamp strife in the Chaco Boreal area Spain had attempted a republic which paid him devout but futile lomage The new Spanish consti ution of 1931 contained clauses out awing war and making national nembership in the league of nations Turn to Page 13 Column 5 Please S By The Assoclited Press IT PAUL Dec Frank B Kel logg who served as World court judge ambassador to Great Britain United States senator and secretary of state died at his home here at p m today He would have been 81 years old tomorrow Mr Kellogg noted as a worker for world peace had been in failing health for more than a year His illness became critical early in No vember when he was stricken with cerebral thrombosis Pneumonia Complicates Condition He rallied several times but pneu monia complicated his condition last Saturday night He lapsed into a coma then and regained conscious ness for only short periods there after Dr J A Lapak attending physi cian said premature announce ment of Mr Kelloggs death as having been at p m 18 minutes before it actually occurred resuJted irom an unauthorized state ment during the physicians ab sence The condition responsible for the inaccurate report of Mr Kel loggs death was of course not at all unusual in such said Dr Lepak Widow At Bedside Cerebral thrombosis followed by an attack of bronchial pneumonia Sunday caused Mr Kelloggs death said Dr Lepak With Mr Kellogg at the time of death were Mrs Kellogg Mrs F J Ottis her sister Mr and Mrs Burn ham Harris Mr and Mrs Robert Dean Clark and Doctor A J Lepak Mrs Harris and Mrs Clark are nieces of Mr Kellogg Other survivors are Mrs Jean K Austin a sister of Mr Kellogs Mr and Mrs Kellogg had no children Coauthor of the KelloggBriand pledge of fvtiauoa oj the world not to settle disputes wars Kellogg was winner of the Nobel peace prize in 1929 Mr Kellogg was the first signer of the Paris peace pact executed on August 27 1928 in Paris The second person to affix his signa ture was Aristide Briand Frances apostle of Fifteen nations signed at Paris but since then near ly a half hundred other nations have joined in acceptance of the Honors and degrees conferred on Turn to 13 Column 5 Please oyalists Take Teruel After SixDay Battle MADRID Dec 21 Span sh government tonight announced apture of Teruel key city of the nsurgent salient 135 miles cast of Madrid An official communique said First Tube Of Manhattans New Underground System Is Opened NEW YORK Dec A giant link in Manhattans underground traffic system opened today with formal dedication of the first tube of the twoway Lincoln tunnel from mid town York to New Jersey Sunk dcrp under the Hudson river the new motor vehicle tube is des tined to hook up with a crosstown tunnel beneath the heart of the Times Square district to re lieve surface traffic congestion An estimated ten million motorcars will pass through the tunnel in the next twelve months Wife And Child Deserters Are Ordered To Play Santa Claus omplete occupation of the besieged city was effected early in the eve ning ending a bitter sixday battle in which both government and In surgents pitted heaviest troop con centrations Dispatches irom Valencia said Terue fell when government forces stormed and captured a bull ring where the insurgent defenders made a last stand Bayonet charges wiped out I he last insurgent stronghold The declared govern ment troops thru entered the bat terer citys streets The population emerging from underground tunnels where they survived the siege received the vic tors with wild demonstrations of Lubbock Geologist Treated For Skull Fracture After Mishap Marion H Funk 33 geologist for an oil company and a resident of a HOUSTON Dec Miss hotel here was admitted to West Louise Callaway assistant district j Texas hospital about oclock today ordered men charged JTurrday nieh for treatment of a with wife and child desertion to frscuired skull fractured back and Sanu claus to their children mild concussion suffered in an au or fVr go to jail tomrbile accident near Plains earlier said the sheriff would be in in the afternoon to round up fathers who Funks condition not consid forcot their children on Christmas ered critical by attending physi fcay cian Ths accident happened when the car reportedly drhen by Funk over turned several times after he lost control of it en a rouzh road De tails of the accident were not known ben Autopsy Ordered In Healy Death IB Thr Associated PTSSI LOS ANGELES Dec er Frank Nance ordered an im mediate autopsy death of Ted screen c o m e d i as police started in vestigating re ports the actor was beaten last Sunday night at R Hollywood cafe The autopsy was ordered af ter Healys phy sician Dr Wy antt Lrt Mont refused to sign a certificate tonight in the Ted Healy stating that death was due to natu ral causes Healy died early today at his home near Culver City Detective Lieutenants Joseph Fil kas and Oporge Baker said they had information that Healy went to a Hollywood night spot Sunday to celebrate the arrival of a son Friday night at a hospital in Culver City They said they were investi gating reports Healy had an argu ment with a man whose identity they did not know and that Healy was beaten in a fight The reported altercation was said Turn to Page 13 Column 5 Please Japs Cautioned By British On Their Rights Debate Parliament Develops Empire PlarrTo Pledge U S Support On 9Power Pact By The Associated LONDON Dec Min ister Neville Chamberlain today cautioned Japan against being de ceived by British patience and told her to prove her determination and ability to prevent further ment of British rights in China He spoke in a foreign affairs de bate in the house of commons dur ing which Liberal Leader Sir Archi bald Sinclair urged that Britain move warships within range of China Wants Tc gland By U S Sir Archibald also advocated that the British government make it clear to the United States govern ment that Britain will stand by hem in any effort which the Unit ed States makes to defend the sanctity of the ninepower He warned however against making the mistake of asking the United states to come in to defend purely British This was interpreted as criticism of a proposal advanced last night at a private meeting of a group of members of parliament for a com bined patrol of Chinese waters by warships of Great Britain United States and France A British decision on the dispatch of more warships to the Far East was expected to be taken at tomor rows regular meeting of the cabi net Informed sources said the minis ters would discuss sending at least six warships to China on a perma nent basis but itwaybelieved un likely any decision would be an nounced until after Japan replied to Britains note protesting against attacks on British vessels Americans Are Advised To fvacuate Industrial City SHANGHAI Dec 22 Wed States consular authorities today advised Americans to evacuate the Industrial city of Tsingtao as fears increased that a Japanese attack was imminent Unconfirmed reports gave esti mates that Japanese troops had left Shanghai since Sunday aboard transports for an unreveal cd destination Eighty more trans ports were reported at Woosung waiting for troops These extensive secret troop movements led to the belief some of Chinas great coastal cities pos sibly Tsingtao Canton and Hang chow would be the next objective of the Japanese At Tsingtao 390 miles north of Turn to Page 13 Column i Please Utility And Banking Figure Dies Tuesday DALLAS Dec 21 Burres Head 64 prominent figure in Texas utility nnd banking indus tries died at a hospital today of pneumonia Head formerly chairman of the board of the Texas power and Lisht company the Texos In surance association and the Em jloyers Casualty company was taken to the hospital Sunday He also was a member of the Southern Methodist univrrMry oard of trustees and chairman of endowment investment commit ee of the school He was vice president of the Trust company and a director of thr Re public National bank and the Texas I Electric Service company Hfad born at Holly Springs Aik i n 1873 was graduated from Arka Methodist college j Bootlegging Ring Is Smashed In Gotham NEW YORK Dec 21 buckling rum barons of the prohi bition era were recalled in federal court today when 56 persons were indicted on charges of operating n bootlegging syndicate which in three years crossed Named as head of the organiza tion which was described by Assist ant U S Attorney W Mahlom Dickerson as by far the largest uncovered since repeal was Frank Giorando a 327pound individual known as Frankle the The Bull held his men in line federal agents said by sending them anonymous cards threatening ihcm with mayhem if they showed a tendency to default The cards read I break arms for I break legs for Pay up or else Dickerson said the mob was re sponsible for at least two killings in the three years that it flooded bar and restaurants in the metro j pollan New York area with 000 worth of bootleg whisky This Just More And It Cant Happen Herd imiiHiiimuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiitiiii A Reproduction of F S Mannings World Famous Drawing The Empty Qoodfellows Christmas Fund figure he said represented the wholesale price He also said the government lost in taxes Alfred Criticizes W H McDonald B Th Asjoclmd Prtjji AUSTIN DM 21 Governor James V Allred today sharply criticized Land Commissioner Wil iam H McDonald for renewal of a large river bed lease In the icart of the rich new K M A oil field By a vote of 2 to 1 the board of nineral development consisting of Allred McDonald and Railroad Commissioner C V Terrell passed a resolution expressing the opinion McDonald exceeded his authority and the renewal is void Allred said the 345 acres in the lease were worth a million My policy is to give the state the benefit of the doubt when a nillion worth of property Allred said at the board meeting before offering the reso lution McDonald replied hotly that he felf the law required the renewal and he did not favor robbing in Turn to Page 13 Column 3 Please Two Are Burned To Death In Accident ALVA Dec 21 man and a woman were burned to and another man was dy ing tonight fiftcr a truck exploded and caught fire when it struck a bridge 19 miles west of here Thr dead Mrs James Torrence driver of the truck J Messenger her brother Mrs Torrences husband wa brought to a hospital here wherr officials said he was not expected to live All lived at Buffalo Harper county Okla PEGGY WINS VICTORY LOS ANGELES Dec 21 Peggy Hopkins Joyce four time married actress won a court victory today as defendant in a suit involving a movie produced by Celeb rity Pictures Inc Taylor County May Qet New Resident Man Fined Bv Th BILENE Dec L late of Louisiana Ok lahoma and Arkansas may be come a citizen of Abilenr He established rrficipnfr here to asstetancr of a justice court jury Appearing on a charge of ha bitual Lewis was assessed the maximum penalty of fine with costs added It amounted to a chain gang sentence which means that the mast spend 27 days working on county roads County the pen alty war the heaviest of Its kind ever given here Middleaged and character istically woebegone of counte nance Lewis pleaded not guilty He told jurors that several tooth ache tablets had been given him by an itinerant dentist I only took four of them gentlemen and T passsd he said In pleading his own case It wasnt whisky al though Ive drunk plenty of It in my Chief of Police T A Hackney Turn to 13 Ooiuma 4 Please Goodfeilows Christmas for the citys needy children will close at 8 oclock this after noon and if generous Lubbock cit izens today contribute Just the budget of will be reached Last night the fund stoon nl Wont you send In your sub scription bring It anything from 25 cents on up The AvalancheJournal Is taking cars of collections for Chief Goodfcllow anonymous leader of the campaign Better you may miss an opportunity of helping furnish n big Christmas for a boy or girl who need your help Fii Gut That Blank Now Closing at 10 oclock this morning are lists of underprivileged children the work being under the direction of thn Junior Welfare league The blank for use of readers knowing of children who should be listed ap for the last time this morning on page 15 columns 2 and 3 If you know needy children fill out and send in the blank as directed noting as nearly as possible ages of the children you list As the cash donations literally tumbled in yesterday new gifts of toys also were received One pile came from the Lioas clubs annual toy luncheon and tfie other from the courthouse gang at the con clusion of officialdoms Yuletlde party Following is the cash report to date Remember today Is the last day to chip No donations will be ac cepted after 8 rrpcrld AnnnymoH R A J E CirtT W B Irvln T T Armjtrmiif Trunitrr Snow Falls Over Border Section By Thf FrMSI ALBUQUERQUE N Dec 21 Southern New Mexico from El PASO Texas to the Arizona line dug out tonight from under the heaviest snowfall In years From the Guadalupc mountains 103 miles oast of El Paso to the divide In the south western corner of the state freezing mist and snow were general North of Las the large portion of the state basked In warm sunshine Air Traffic In Hailed E Paso experienced a twoinch snowfall the heaviest there since 1931 Downtown streets were cover ed while more than two Inches cov ered the airport and halted nil traf fic The Southern Pacific railroad re ported snow general 50 miles to the east and to the Arizona line on the west A dense fog hung over the Guada lupe mountains At Silver City he snowfall rang ed from six inches to a foot through the Black range and Continental di Tum to Page 13 Column 7 Please Stornn Wilson Eandul A Kllpntrlclc Anonymous Koblr H O Marie Oroncr Anonymous Anonymous Leonard Jurett Jamil Cmlitaholsnn Juretts shop Union No S29 1001 3 0 5DC Mrs Ornl Thomns The Bordn Co J A American LRnn Auxiliary nirrct Co 13 Mr and H W Wyln 50 Knights of prihUs n 0 1 A Trcri ProffMor Rlx Funrra Home M M Phillips Claurlr B Hurlhur Mrs Ofo W T E H C Jay V 3 11 Djvls nnd Humphries Kurr Food 1Of Local No H 00 Total Tom V Wafson Is Elected By Hwkfey Group Resigns Post LEVELLAND Dec 21 Tom V Watson an instructor on r schools has been elec ted of the Hock ey County Board of Development He has been acting secretary during he summer months and was offer ed thr permanent place by the board directors Th school board has accepted the esignatton effective at His successor in the school has not cen named Or January 10 a membership ban quet and meeting will be held Bond Of Set After Charge Of Intent To Murder Is Filed LITTLEFIELD Dec 21 Special Bond late tonight had not bee posted byGus Chandler about 35 of Fieldton set at by Justic of Peace Mike Brewer on a charg of assault with intent to murder i connection with the shooting of i C Jones about 30 also of Fieldton late Monday afternoon The shooting took place on a gi lot where Jones works about oclock in the afternoon Two shots were fired said Sam Hutson chie deputy sheriff The shots were sale to have been fired from a double barreled shotgun Jones was admit ted to a hospital here for treatment but was released today nnd return ed to his home Hutson said he swore to the com plaint against Chandler Fieldton farmer The defendant was commit ted to the LiUlefield jail In lieu of bond Republicans Call Special Session GooseEgg GOP Leaders Declare Nothing Is Done Democrats Point To Preparation For 38 Session The Associated Press WASHINGTON Dec 2i TnV senate passed the housing bill 66 to 4 today the house sent it to conference and with things congress gladly con cluded its special session and be gan thinking about Christmas acme of the departing members more particularly those of Repub lican persuasion were calling it the gooseegg because although much preparatory work was done not one of the Roosevelt bills it was called upon io con sider was finally enacted Two Bills In Conference The wage and hour bill reject ed by the house was reposing in a labor committee pigeonhole the farm and housing bills approved by both branches in different form were in the conference stage government reorganization and regional planning had receiv ed no more than committee con sideration The congress completed action only on bills to pay the traveling expenses of the membership and the wages of the pages bill to lend four portraits to an art gal lery one to amend the credit union act and a resolution asking agriculture department what had been done to prevent the distribu tion of an elixir of Would Reduce Financing Colt The senate devoted the firs day to debating the housing bin ameasure Intended to promote a boom inhomebulktaf by reduc ing the financing cost It would do so among other things by cut ng interest anc carrying on more elaborate types of con struction There are several important differences between the house and senate housing bills Amortization 25 Years Amortization of loans on homes costing and less would spread over a 25year period un der the senate measure while tht house bill provides 20 years The house bill would limit the total mortgages the FHA might in sure to with president authorized to increasa the limit to any figure hs desired The senate measure would fix a top to Under the senate bill any national moit Turn to Page 13 Column 6 Bandits Kidnap Two And Take In Daylight Robbery SAN ANTONIO Dec 21 Stajsine a spectacular daylight hold up in the heart of the business dis rict two armed bandits this after iccn kidnapped J M Hagcn mes engrr for S H Kress and com sany and L E Lloyd assistant manager and robbed them of Covering the two men with re olvcrs which they kept shielded rom the eyes of passersby the rob ers compelled Hagen a special deputy sheriff to drive them to iitcheii and Flores streets There he and Lloyd were thrown from the car Man Is Killed In Gin Accident At Bula BULA Dec 21 IX Godfrey 33 was killed inaUntly about 8 oclock this morning when caught in the machinery at ths Nichols gin His body was badly mangled His body was removed to a eral home at Littlefield and will be returned to his home at mondvllle Wednesday for funsra services according to announce ment from relatives He came to Bula about two months ago and was an employs of the gin He is survived by his wife at Driskol two children Billy Gene and Harold Ray his parents Mr and Mrs L Godfrey of Ray mondville a brother L R Godfrey of Raymondville and three sisters Mrs S E Painter of Raymondville Mrs N Polock of Hargill and Mrs Alvey Hyter of Belton Other details of the accident were not available Wea WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy warmer in south and some rain in xtreme southeast portion Wednes ay colder in north and eastcen rai portions Wednesday night hursday partly cloudy NEW MEXICO Partly cloudy Vednesday and Thursday wanner outh portion Wednesday tOCAI WEATHER As Reported By Municipal Birometer mldalsht iOn impemure n midnight 38 defrtes Wind vslocitv at mldnljclit southwest 8 mpn cloud tilling 600 rest miles Days maximum I grew Days minimum 31 aefreej DECEMBER S 6 S IQMI 12 13 14 SO 2r 13   

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