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   San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - June 19, 1935, San Antonio, Texas                               GOOD HUMOR Neal O'Hara, Hambone, Dumb-Bellsr.every morn- ing on the magazine page of. San, Antonic Express "will help start the day with- a smile. WORRIED MOTHERS Find "Your Baby and Mine" articles In, San Antonio Express a genuine help. Daily and Sunday. Bulletins free for a stamped envelope. VOL. LXX------NO. .170 SAN'ANTONIO, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MOKNING, JUNE 19, 1935-SIXTEEN PAGES PEICE 5 1865 .TIKE perhaps most home-owner: as well as many holders of in dustrial and commercial property San Antonio municipality is badl behind with larly the indispensable mainte nance work. Sound policy there fore dictates'that the City vigor ously enter into the country-wid "modernization" campaign ap plying its available resources o ready money or credit, toward put ting its physical plant in repai and. bringing it up to date. Con structive economy -would dictat that course by at least two con siderations: The essential cit> services should be restored to nor mal standards of efficiency. Th< taxpayers' investment in pjibli rs. Another sign of the times is the almost enthusiastic way that Harry Hopkins talks about the folks on Capitol Hill, how well he gets along Continued on Page'3, Column I.. was regarded as an admission 'he has lost power. President Lazaro Cardenas .emerged the. victor Tin., a recent dispute over the govern- ment's labor. program. Among those at the airport to bid the "strong man" farewell was former President. Emelio Portes Gil. head, of the national revolu- tionary pariy, .'at least 10 former' cabinet ministers and several United States business men. "I am so healthy that not even a fingernail Calles assured several of his. girl employes .when they burst into tears at his de- parture. He was accompanied by two phy- sicians, four men aides and a woman secretary. Shortly before Calles lelt the new Cardenas cabinet went into office. The group was considered more conservative than had been ex- pected. Only two of the secre- taries had ever public offices before. Germany Agrees to Limit Ships to 35 Per Cent Of Britain's (Copyright, 1935, Associated Press.) LONDON, June Brit- ain foday became virtually boss of Germany's future naval building. _In'one of, the most remarkable agreements on national defense ever concluded between two sov- ereign the Reich agreed to limit her fighting--ships, by total (By Associated1 Press) "WASHINGTON, June- Senate investigation was ordered today Into charges by Ewing Y. Mitchell, recently ousted .Assistant Secretary of Commerce, of "ap- parent evidence of corruption" in that department. He was subpoenaed to appear tomorrow before the Senate Com- merce Committee and Mitchell to- day tossed new accusations of "treasury plundering" under the ship-subsidy system. Then, after asserting that political pressure had played a part in'his dismissal, he offered to serve for SI a year as an assistant to Attorney Gen- i era! Cummlngs to probe his own charges. Mitchell was deposed by Presi- dent Roosevelt as an assistant to Secretary Roper, when he refused to resign. Tomorrow he will be asked to testify to charges made i'.i a series of letters to the Chief Executive, that "millions of dol- lars in mall pay" were being "squandered" under jurisdiction of the department with "scandalous disregard of the public interest." Want to Call Astor Several members of the Com- merce Committee were avowedly in favor of calling in not only gov- ernment officials but others, such as Vincent Astor, and Kermit approximately .per cent to Britain's. She agreed further to let Britain set the pace of naval expansion, giving this nation' the sole right to decide when' the total tonnage of the two fleets shall be raised or "of" notes between the two 'governments officially dis- closed the terrns of the bi-lateral agreement, reached during two weeks of naval conversations here. Submarine Equality Britain made one important con- cession. She promised to- allow Germany to build her submarine fleet the dread weapon with Flood Refugee Camps Up atWharton; River Starts Fall at Columbus G o t u 11 a Notes Drop In Nueces; Cuero Gets Guadalupe Rise Colorado Jumps Across Long Horseshoe Bend, But Only About 32 Blocks Badly Inundated. (Special Telegram) COLUMBUS, Tex., June Residents of this city heaved' a sigh relief at midnight when records showed that the Colorado River, which had taken possession here, was about ready to relinquish he city. Shortly before midnight the river leased rising at 3S.S feet and im- mediately started to fall, falling at he rate of about six inches an 'lour until at a, m. it had cached SS feet. Within 48 hours the western ap- roaches to the city are expected 3 be clear of water. It will take onger on the cast. At no time, ven though water ran 10 inches eep through the city's streets, was here any Teal fear felt. All ridges held. Power and other tllltiea were not disturbed by the Igh water. Alleytown, three miles east ere is under water. The crest Three Settlements Care For.. Hundreds Made Homeless by Fanning Of Record Rise. Koosevelt, named in the Leviathan 1 wkas believed to be passing late Carpet Baling On Relief Jobs Irks New York Year's Residence Required For Plums Now (By Associated Preis) NEW TORK, June at the influx of out-of-State social workers snaring high salaried re- which she almost won the World to full equality with Eng- and's fleet provided the question be first submitted to 'friendly discussion." It was announced that Captain i, ;j I Anthony Eden, secretary for held important League Qf woula go to Paris Friday to confer with the French government, which ex- pressed displeasure at the naval concessions to Germany, on some general naval agreement and the entire European situation. Important points in the epoch- making pact: 1. Germany's navy was "perma- nently" established at 35 per cent of Britain's. 2. Britain alone shall decide whether action by any third power warrants reconsideration of distri- bution of tonnage into categories, Germany reserving the right to invite England to examine the sit- uation "if the general equilibrium ot naval armaments should be vio- Weather Man Sez "Fair" MEN IN ft SHftME-FftCETS' WAYTHftTTHEY iTHEIRWIMMEK San Antonio and vicinity: Fair with light to moderate variable winds. Texas: Generally fair Wednesday and. Thursday. Light-to moderate variable winds on toe coast. Hourlyi Temperature SAN ANTONIO, Tex., June 17-18, 1835. 8p.m......... 9p.m......... 0 p.m......... 1 p.m......... 2 midnight... 1 a.m......... 3 5 a.m...... 7 a.m........ 83- 81 81 80 80 79 78 IS 77 .77 77-. .75 8 a.m.......... 78 8 a.m..-.-----.. 78 10a.m........-.. 80 llp.m......-----E2 12 noon........ 83 1p.m.'...'. 2-p.m..... 4 p.m..... 6 p.xn....'. 7p.m..... ief jobs here, the Board of Alder- upset." Continued on Page 2. Column 3. case, in event "substance" is found in the Mitchell charges. "There Is plenty of support for such an Senator Nye. North Dakota, one of the five Republicans on the committee declared. "Support would come both from Democrats and Republicans." 1C the testimony justifies such a'n inquiry, Nye said "most cer- tainly" he and others would Insist upon it. Meanwhile, the Senate was con- fronted with other sensational as- sertions by a special Senate inves- tigating committee that the whole system ot building up a merchant marine with government money had brought on a "saturnalia of waste, inefficiency, unearned ex- orbitant salaries, and bonuses and Continued on' Page 3. Column 2. Tuesday and the river should be falling by Wednesday morning. Both highways 3 and 71 which Intersect here are overflowed and the new underpass on 71 Is full of water. men today moved to set up a one- j ny igrees to limit her year residence requirement after' submarine tonnage to 45 per. hearing Gotham dubbed "the of although the fleet Vancouver Police BattleStrikers On Long Front Eight Riot Rages Over City Blocks er town of the Nation." The aldermen, whose recent re- lief' investigation made "boon dog- a household word, chuckled and then voted unanimously on the requirement following Alderman Joseph E. 'Kinsley's fervent plea, which was climaxed with the asser- tion: "New Tori? has become the suck- er town ot the Nation. New York has a very generous heart'but even New York's heart can be strained. Sometimes even farmers come here to feed themselves on our chari- table rolls." be built up to parity after "friendly 4. The 35-100 .ratio of total ton nage shall apply more .or less gen- erally to all categories, although It was stated "it is highly improb- able that the calculation of ratio .for each category should be exactly divisible by the maximum Individ- ual tonnage permitted that 'cate- gory." 5. Germany may-lump cruisers and destroyers in one category as long as other important naval pow- ers do so, though she declares her Continued on Page 3, Column 2. Japan Inflicts Final Indignity On China ly Forcing Removal Of Governor of Chahar Province (Copyright, 1935, by Associated Press) China, June IS. China, yielding, again to Japanese army .demands, today ousted- Gen. Sung Cheh-yuan, as governor of Chahar province and ordered the 132nd Chinese division to evacuate Chahar; That was the; price the ..Iron- fisted Japanese- 'demanded in set- tlement of the Jnci- week at Changpei of'four. Japanese whose Chinese officials asserted, order. Japanese spokesman also hinted that .liquidation of the Chahar is- sue brought all phases oC the three-" week-old north China crisis "to "the stage ox amicable settlement." Maj. Gen. Kenji Doihara, direc-. tor. of the" special of "Japan the- "Law 's Kwantung .and rence' of an- nounced the' "principal terms" of the 'Chahar settlement, saying the final and formal agreement would be, reached at Kalgan near the .scene of the incident; To. replace the. dismissed Gen. Sung- as Chahar governor, the na- tional. government at Nanking named' Civil Commissioner" Chin Tehchuan, wjio'm Japanese army spokesmen praised- highly for his .work- as .negotiator, on -behalf, of Sung in the rhangpei issue. At Nanking, the national g'ov- ernment declined to' comment oh Sung's although' an 'offi- cial. statement said." "Another mili- tary post- -awaits. -him. which has not been As though completeness to of emphasize the (By Associated Press! VANCOUVER, B. Bloody street rioting broke out here today when police tried to scatter a crowd of striking longshoremen and their sympath- izers who attempted to march into the Ballantyne pier. A barrage of tear gas bombs broke among the seething ranks of the marchers, including women, and the fighting soon spread over a wide area. i Royal Canadian mounted police i broke through the struggling mass- es to rescue a group of city police surrounded by strikers. Rocks, sticks, and other weapons were used by the strikers. Police were knocked down .and their uni- forms -torn to ribbons. The opponents battled two hours and then the rioting began afresh over an area several blocks rea'ching out from the Ballantyne Pier district. Officers pursued the strikers and their sympathizers into alleys, yards and houses. The .crowd' increased in numbers and police hurried reinforcements to the scene. The trouble followed efforts of the longshoremen to obtain per mission for a delegation to visit the dock to talk'to men of another union working ships there. Permission was refused and about 200 men marched, to the pier, where- they were joined by hundreds of others. Royal Canadian mqunted police, guarding the pier, retreated when ;he crowd approached and when it Ignored commands to halt, unleash- ed a. tear gas barrage. Three policemen.and nine.riot- ers were reported taken to hos- pitals for treatment. None was relieved seriously injured... Many "persons were-, arrested as the-main, body of marching strik- ers and their sympathizers was broken up, but the rioting contin- ued groups in alleys-and n streets near the waterfront. Shortly before the light started van A. Emory, president of the onsrshore and'Water Transport Workers of Canada', had been ar- rested with inciting 50 Families Homeless The Colorado River swept.Jnto portions of; Commbus 'Tuesday and? covered an. area in western part of town four blocks wide and eight blocks long. About 50 families in the inun-- dated sector had moved from their homes before the water rushed in. Both the north and south high- way bridges, and the Southern Pa- cific trestle continued to withstand the battering waters, and still were well above the swift current. How- ever. Highway 3, both east and west of the town was under six feet of water. Utilities Hold Up The populace still was able to enjoy water, light and gas serv- ice, but the gas line was in danger of being severed. The mains, bringing the supply in from Belle- ville, cross the river on an ancient and abandoned wagon bridge.. The Nueces River at Cotulla, saw there at 4 a. m., Tuesday, the crest the flood waters that passed Uvalde last Friday. It was estimated the river was 33 feet high, knocking over the former record of feet. The 31-foot flood gauge was completely sub- merged and it was estimated it was topped by two feet of water. High Above Kail Bridge The water was five feet and three inches above the Missouri Pacific railway trestle rails and seven feet above the floor of High- way 2 bridge. South of the trestle, one mile ot tracks was covered with from seven to eight feet water. Highway (By Associated Press) Tex., June- With the crest of the raging Colo- rated expected to pass here on Wednesday afternoon, Wharton County' residents- Tuesday prepared to'defend life and property against the ravages of the swollen river. Three .camps of refugees were established in Wharton' Tuesday afternoon and three .rolling kitch- ens borrowed from the National Guard .at Palacios served refugees in -army "chow" style Tuesday night. About GOO negroes gathered from the bottomland farms were quar- tered In box cars on the Southern Pacific property. Other cars of the Santa Fe prop- Continued on Page 3, Column 4 15 Overcome Fighting Fire At New Orleans 13th Story Blaze Floods Lower Floors Arkansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Nebraska, Missou-: ri and Kansas on (By Associated Press) NEW ORLEANS, June stubborn fire which started .at noon in.the 13th floor storeroom of the Malson Blanche Building. housing .one of the city's largest department' stores, was brought under control late, today after 14 civilian.'. had been overcome "by sm'olce' and' fumes. The loss, largely covered ;by in- surance, will run into many thou- sands oC dollars. An hour and a half after the blaze, was discovered Fire Chief John Evans said 'the fire was (By Associated press) Heavy rains spread havoc anew; through the West and .South yes- terday. Turbulent waters burst levees, drove thousands of persons from, lowlands, inundated hugh tracts of agricultural land, washed out bridges and rail .lines, disrupted, highway traffic and inflicted un- estimated losses upon many farm- ers and merchants. But only two new deaths-were recorded as Jupi- :er Pluvius turned on the showers full fence. The Arkansas River forced but, two levees and spilled over an- other, rais-ing fear that 50.000 acres land would be covered in Con- vay County. Arkansas. Burdened by torrential rain, it reached :eet at Fort -highest iince 1929 and more than nine feet above flood level. Road 'and rail ravel was interrupted. About 300 persons near Fort Smith evacuated. Poteaii .River Up. The Puteau Elver surged to Its highest stage in 31. years. Telephone ervlce was hampered- by torna- ic wind. Approximately one-third f the State was cut off. portlns a destructive storm. Cloudbursts in. Southern Iowa, carried away sections: of rail and tons of soil, flooded basenients-and did severe crop damage. Homes were vacated near Ottumwa. The- Grand River and many creeks-went .out of their channels for the-third time this season. Even Mississippi. Vp.- The Mississippi-.- two feet -at .was 'feared it would reach the flood stage soon. Auto- mobile trav-el between .Peoria.-and Canton was. halted, and 650. feet of, railroad -track and -hundreds of acres of newly-planted corn were washed out. Fulton beset by. more .than four, inches of rain. under control, but a' few minutes estimated its damage at and railroad engineers who watched the structures closely during the height of the flood, said there were no indications that any part of either had been washed out, although" it will be several days before the water recedes suf- ficiently definitely to determine the damage, U any. It was believed later the building's water .supply I The SOO persons who quit Gardner failed as a standpipe burst. j.after a J 0-inch-downpour ventured back with livestock after, the water receded. Highways, rail, lines and bridges in Southwestern Nebraska were badly damaged by the second flood in two weeks in the Republican. River valley. But as recession, set in, persons who had fled to high land returned. Thousands of acres remained covered. Only one new drowning was recorded but the- death of a victim of the previous storm boosted, the toll of that dis- aster to 304. Dozens "of Benkelman residents ivere vaccinated to pre- flames raged unchecked for minutes while firemen construct- ed hose lines from the street 13 floors below. Herbert Schwartz, president. of the Maison Blanche Company, said be understood a minor .explosion preceded the fire. POLES AND FRENCH POLICE BATTLE Fist, Teeth, Bottles, Clubs And Stones Used (By Associated Press) PARIS, June hun- dred Polish laborers who, stormsd their country's consulates in .Paris and Lille, fought police today In violent demonstrations over their expulsion in France's campaign against unemployment. Ten policemen were Injured here and 16 -persons arrested after 250 angry laborers used fists, teeth, bottles, clubs and stones in the battle with the gendarmes. Several hundred workers charg- ed the consulate at Lille, breaking down doors and shouting for im- mediate repatriation. They pro- lested that their unemployment dole had been stopped. A gen- darme was kicked in the stomach j and seriously injured in fighting Continued on Page 3, Column I BITE OF INSECT KELS OKLAHOMA! Turns Black and Dies in 15 Minutes that' the con-1 on the consulate's stairway. ___________ the Japanese to riot iri' connection ..with a speech army's bloodless victory in Its'-cW-' in which he waa reported .to-have .urged strikers to mar.ch in a body Continued on Column M. to-the police-guarded pier. cr te dam, .about 12 miles down the river, known as the Holland- Texas Dam, built in 1012. had given n to pounding oC the waters and was destroyed. Two smaller dams that impoimded water in two sloughs at the main dam site were swept away.. Houses Float Along Two sizeable houses, probably washed from farms, were in the river, one at a point about a mile north of. Cotulla and the other between the highway and railway bridges. .One of .San Antonio's abandoned street. cars, that had The riots were attributed to de- lays in repatriating the Poles anO assertcdly relief fund. (By Associated Press) SULPHUR; Okla.; June sting of an unidentified insect brought quick death today to W. iMeadors of Davis, near here. Rushing into his told his stung him on an car and asked her to apply medicine to' it. Mrs. Meadpra started to apply a: home .remedy, but Meadors' face and body turn- ed black. She summoned Dr: Ji C. Luster.- who arrived just as Mba-. dors died, 15 minutes after, belns? Doctor Luster said be did not know what kind ot insect stuny Meadors. been transported to Cotulla, and used as an adjunct to a filling sta- tion, was washed down stream and came to rest against the railroad trestle. The bodies of the two children of Francisco Reyes, a girl, seven, and a boy'12. drowned near Rea- gan Wells Sunday when they; fell from a motor boat that had taken them.from tree tops, were recov- ered Tuesday. isolated .from the In- terior ot Mexico up- state.. There was'no Bus or motor service, of any .kind on..the San Antonio-Laredo highway, closed at Cotulla by the Nueces 'River, or oVf-r the Missouri Pacific railroad. Mexican Lines Out Nueyo Laredo officials of: the Nacional, Lines of Mexico, said it would be several days before tr'af- Contlnued on -Page 5, 'Column S Rumanians Expecting Soviet to Send Crown Jewels, Open Boxes and Find Skeleton of 18th Century King in Coffin (By Associated Press) CONSTAN2A. K u m a n i a, 'June 300 large' crates, con- taining miscellaneous war-time properties, which' Soviet Russia returned, to Rumania presumably in gratitude for this .country's re- cent recognition of.the U. S, S. E. arrived today. Rumanian authorities .quickly platoons of soldiers around the piles of "valuables" them1'1 from thieves. to protect A special commission of experts appointed to make an inventory or the properties plunged eagerly into .the cases. They hoped to. find: Rumania's crown jewels, worth which were sent to Moscow for safekeeping when the Germans threatened to overrun Rumania in 1916. The country's' national .treasure of gold, amounting sent to the Russian capital at tho sante time. They found: A human skeleton in an i ancient coffin. Several tons of musty .archives, books and documents, largely., valueless. A few thousand, faded old Ru- manian bank notes, now -worth about 40 cents. The skeleton, it was discovered, was that 'of who ruled Moldavia In and who It was learned the to return still' other skeletons" to- the Rumanians, amons.them prob ably "the of -the'. Rumanian princess who ruled and years ago and' died in Russia. The -missing- crown- jewels in- clude three of -Dowager- Queen Marie's ropes ojt pearls, clusters diamonds. and> heaps rubies, em'eralds and sapphires.   

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