San Antonio Express, February 13, 1936

San Antonio Express

February 13, 1936

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San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - February 13, 1936, San Antonio, Texas SUNDAY EXPRESS The circulation ot the Sunday Express is now the largest In Its history. Readers' preference tells Its own story. HAMBONE SAYS Ever how many quote Hla humor and phlloiophy terorlttt witfc of San Antonio VOL. 44 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13, PAGES PRICE 5 1865 LATEST LIST of projects au- thorized indicates that now the WPA program is iroing for- ward according to schedule in this l-cpion. Within the next few weeks the goal set for it should be at- tained. Then all the employables formerly on local relief .rolls would be usefully at work. One difficul- ty has developed hereabouts, as elsewhere: A few families who kept off the relief rolls last sum- the lists of eligibles for WPA were being; made Jiow lack both resources and the prospect of immediate employment for breadwinners. the WPA must deal with the present that of last. rules should be flexible enough to provide places for deserving -persons whose needs have arisen since that date. That problem doubtless will be solved, but meanwhile the destitute folk .should not pro hungry. The plight of other families dropped from re- lic.f. with the breadwinner still awaiting: his first WPA assign- ment, also must be considered. Fortunately, the project list is being- increased steadily. The added works will put 500 men to building- favm-to-market roads, clearing highway 7-ifrnts-of-way, repairing: streets, installing a can- ning plant, laying- out an athletic field, dointr flood-control and land- scaping ?done; creeks. without exception the road projects cover work which would have been done a yrar or more ag-o but for the failure of local revenues for the purpose. Taking the State as a whole, per cent of the WPA allotment is being- spent upon lat- eral roads; so the year's activity should (rive Texas a brtter-bal- anced h'a'hway system. That re'- suit will be worth the cost. There- after the people will g-et better returns on the public money pre- viously spent upon roads. Bell, Burnet, Cald- well. Cuadalupe, Hidalg'o and McMulIcn Counties figure in the Jatest lists. The Lower Rio Grande Valley projects are varied. For example. McAllen will obtain street improvements. The commu- nity cannery is for Brady. Gid- ding-s is srcUing- a new athletic field; Camp Mabry (National Guard) near Austin will be im- proved. San Antonio will receive flood-protection along; San Pedro Creek, tog-ether with landscaping of its parkway. f; THIS is the most favorable sea- son for planting- trees in Texas. That is why the Legislature desig- nated February 22 as Arbor Day. George Washington's love of trees doubtless dictated the choice of that particular date. State .Super- intendent of Public Instruction Woofls and the Texas forest Serv- ice lately joined in a plea that this year the schools observe Arbor Day to a g-reater extent than here- tofore, Centennial observance gives the occasion special signifi- cance. However, it is not necessary to wait until February 22 to xm- dertake planting-. Other conditions being- equal, the curly-planted tree has the best chance to survive. school groups should emu- lute the San Jose parent- teacher association in Harlandale, the pupils' co-operation set out a pecan tree which the planters hope will be growing, with giant stature, by the time the tercentenary shall roll around. Every school should plant such trees on its grounds with that ob- jective in mind. Planting as many trees as the pupils, the parcnt- tcachors or some other group will care for would be best. Where practicable, the that at San stand near the road. Both sentimental and prac- tical reasons dictate the choice of the pecan for schoolg-round and other landscaping. The pecan is the State true. I AST YEAR the Horticulture de- partment at Texas A. and M. College began to distribute seed- lings from the James Stephen Hogg Memorial Tree. Himself a tree-lover, that statesman desired that "Texas might become a land of trees." The Sam Houston Museum and Historical Association is distributing- seedlings this year, honoring an earlier tree- lover, who commanded the Texas patriots at San Jacinto and later became the Republic's president. On practical grounds, also, the pecan should be preferred because it is long-lived and well adapted to Texas' soil and climate. TEXAS COLD Blow Enters Texas Panhari' die Late Wednesday and Starts East GALES ON COAST Tornadoes Strike at Long Beach and Alhambra; Whole Shore Raked (By Associated Pr6ss) DA Tex.. Feb. TCXMS, from the WPS lorn Plains to thf river bottoms on the Louisiana line, dus in tonight to weather the newest onslaught of a month of i forecasts issued late in t he day rn lied a cold wave in northern sections of both Eflst and temperatures down io between 11! and IS degrees in Dip Panhandle by morning, and between J 4 a n d 20 d egrees in the i )a Ikis and Kort "Worth area. Temperatures well below t'roexins; were expected at Waco nnd perhaps t'i.i rt her son tli in Texas. I.nte afternoon temperatures yave no i nd i eat ion of the coming' cold WH ve, except in the northernmost arms West Tex.'.is where (he 'em- peivitiices skirted falling- first. In Dallas temperatures throughout t he, a or noon s.t nek well above 70 decrees, with skies almost cloudless. Such as wero to be found downtown were Carried across the a rm. :i7-Mik' Wind llehiml II. The cold wave moved in from (ho MfM-t Ji u'fNt tifi 1 he wings of I'rt'pziiiL; winds that ranged up to 37 m i IPS a n ho ur. At p. ni. Uklahomn City report- ed a. northwest wind, dust la den. hnd carried tempera! urea d own to 1.' d i1 e es with me re u r y still falling Kan., had 14 tlcyroes miyt and fog1 a nd a 21 -ntilc north u-Jnd. Ardmore, where Uie cold had not yet si ruck, ha d 74 doy-reeK and IS m UPS of wind from the south- southwest. D ust w y s LVC n era 1 w es t o t" h e re. (.la inesville reported heavy dust ha nks to the north and west. A ma ri llo had cleg'reeK n nd 10 nitloN of wind bear- nnuug'b d isst to cut Ut thrco miles. harl snow a nd I'og- a m! northerly wind. The cold wu ve wa.s expected to extend no ran her soul h than Lu h- bock in Texas. Only slight liopcs of uioishUT! WPI-P in and t her was promised for tomorrow, At A ma rill u tempera turfs tu m- hled L! 0 decree's in three hours aj'ter t he "norther1' struck. .S'vvf ti.ys Nor I Ii at A imtHlIo. A.MAKfLLO. Tex.. rtil-l ve prcrlictod for the .Pa n- nd le i ns ppn rent ly vt-'orcd into Ukla Imnia, and only m ild tern pei'a t.u res pre va i left in t his s-ec- tjon tonight. J' oss i 111 y s n n w a n cl a low tem- perature nf 17 ricji'rofs was fore- cfjsf CM rJIcr. Livestock rninirs had br-cn issued, but. t lie tern porn- tun- n t. I 0; lio p. in. was L'11 decrees a nd was exported to climb during the n'mbt. l-'oiir Tornndoes Strikc. AXf J st ruck Tour Southern ('a li- cit ics toni.uht, injuring pi-'l-Sniis. J-'biod mid Tire fi Iso figured in prnppfty da I 1 OUO, Mvistcrs swept, t Ivotm- A I ha m lira. Soul h J d cna and Torra nci-', u bouses, uproot i trees, oil derricks and sta rtlns fires, The I n H t '.a c h funnel o f w i n d s t must in t en! of t re- port cd. All the. Injured were in that area. Mrs, I1. K. of Alhnm- bra. sa id slip sa the AI ham bra tornado, ori.n ina t injr in the mouh- ta ins northeast ol" t he cily, sweep n n ;i mo mobile across the street a nd toss it back to the opposite driver, however, wns not injured. j Jnrot by Vmi psrm. 11, of JU'Mi-h, "'as IIP most seriiiusly in- jured. Hot.h her were frac- tured when she was si ruck by Continued on Papre 5. Column 1, Weather Man Set "Cloudy" San Antonio and vicinity: Cloudy and colder with fresh southerly winds shifting to northerly. East T e x-a s Cloudy nnd cold- er, much colder In northeast and north-central por- tions, sleet or snow in north portion. Thursd a y; Friday cloudy and unsettled. rising tcmpe r a t u r e in north portion. Fresh' southerly winds on. the const; shifting to northerly Thursday. West Texas: Partly cloudy Thurs- day and Friday; coo'er In Southeast portion. Thursday. Hourly Temperature SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 11-12, 1936, 8 50 9p.m.......... 49 10 p.m.......... 50 11 p.m.......... 49 12 Midnight___ 48 THK RUMBLINGS N' OUH.WHOT STOVE 1 a.m......... 2 a.m......... 3 a.m......... 4 a.m......... 5 S 7 a.m......... 48 49 50 47 48 8 a.m.......... 9 a.m.......... 10 a.m.......... 11 a.m.......... 12 Noon........ 1 p.m.......... 2 p.m.......... 3 p.m.......t.. 4 p.m.. 5 6 7 Dive by Plane Fails to Interrupt Suicidal Leap Passenger Hurtles Feet to Death in Bay (By Associated OAKLAND, Feb. man tentatively identified OP Bar- old A. Sprague leaped from on airplane, 2.000 feet above Pan Francisco Bay and plunged to death today despite a apectaeula r attempt; by the pilot to Jive under and jn'tercopt the falling body. Seeing his passenger about to Jump, pilot Em an ue I Hender- son nosed down the ship to try to hold the man in his .seat by Inertia. But the man jumped clear n nd the airman then '-ain 1 y tried to maneuver the p la n R into the path of the falling' body. IdentilJeat ion was made from ihe wallet the man left on a desk cit the airport. At liis rooming1 house, however, t he landlord, M. 1'. C o msky i d he knew the man ns J.'A. iHprajruo, formerly of Denver. Si i value's hocJ.v was not immed- iately recovered, although h arbor, na vy, and av iat i o n a u t ho ri t i es a t r> n o e b p g a n a, nea re h. Henderson toM authorti ies Sp ra sue h iro.d h i m for a ta xi flig-ht. Friends Trying to Raise Funds, While Troops Follow Bandits (By Associated Press) G I'A DA A HA. 1 Kriends at tern pted t nday tn rn iso money to ransom Samuel r. A n minmtr of f join! from a kitlnnp hand which hns held h im prisoner for i wu days. A FciK'ral rn Iry dotauh men! following the bandits, hut is not tern i MI; to of fi'ft a urn. pend- ing the outcome of tioizot iations. The n mount of. the. ra nsom nssistani. mannser and Avpry a. en.ulnoer of A m pa.ra iM ininp Com pa ny. whose office is at tin n. The men were .seized nt I lie compa of- fice TCTonda y. A very tsjuri Die Vut nd mn n tains in the mmi nta ins about: GO ml IPS of here, f-l e hroiipht nn horseVuick in with- in 20 miles of Gua ilnlnja ra dny and released. Upon his n rriva 1 he re n foot he said he p.nd Kaneii f, .also n Callfor- ninn had been treated with consid- eration. FLYER SURVIVES CRASH OF PLANE, CLIFF FALL FATAL Lieut. John T. Helms Falls To Death While Seeking Aid, Position Indicates 3 PLANESJMK UP Private Ship Downed By High Wind, Bomber and Airliner Wrecked (By Associated Prcsi) PAX KKRXARDIXO, Calif.. Feb. 1 body of Meut. John T. I lelms. who had been mtepins since .Dec. 30, n'flfl found today nt the font, nf a 3n-foot mountain cliff down which he. a p a r P n 11 y tum- bled after his nlanr crasher! in The Sierra IMadrt1 mountains near Little Canyon. R. K. ones, assistant super- visor of thp San Bernardino Xa- t'oi'ost, said the body was n mile from Ihe wreckage nf the planp, indientinR- lhat Helms Kled dnwn the mountainside for aid and fell over thp cliff. The officer's knife lay his side. Pieces of his leather jacket had been ha c k e d a j i y- us if he had tried n> signal for belli by throwing The leatlier into a creek t ha t flop's down Sa n Sevaino Can- yon, Sonic of the Icat Imr was recov- ered d ownst. rca m. Lieut. Helms apparently recpfvpfl i n j u i b a t p roved fatal i n h full over Hie cliff. declared. When the wreckage of his plane found Monday, the position of the parachute indica rod thp officer had been able to (limb out of the plane. Lieut. 11M ins lost nn :t flight from San 1'rnncisru to March Kiel'i. li is Jones said 'oronor R. Wil- liams and Sheriff Km men L. Sliea are brinuiim the body nut. The '21 tinny fly or last WMS rpiMK-rcd si-lKcd oi-cr EVifm- dale, less than an liour after left San I-'i'a ncisro on the easy 400- mile trip i-'iold. Where he tioiied. AA'hen he uid not repitrt, squad- rons of a rmy phi ties trussed ami ro-crossed the urea for twn weeks but no l race ot h is -ship re- ported. Two days imo t'apt. (leorye TMi-e, commercial pilot, w the wrcck- ast- near Mii: Hear k e while fly- in L: a. i r si n sport hi IS ur- ban k. Mr- notified March Field. Kxamina titm of thp wrecked plane indicated 'Lieut. Helms bail not been seriously inju red, Xn blood-sin ins were found. The paracbutp had been detached a n d 1 h e ca n va s. u n ri er which l h p. officer mi.uht have sic [it through t be wns und ist urhrd. Smoke ca ndles. used for Sip were loft in Ihe ship. .Hul the water-bottle, first nut kit a nd food supply were missing. Reserve Board Again Advised To Stop Inflation Advisory Counsel Sees Dan- ger in Excess Reserves (By Associated Press) "WASHINGTON, Feb. Federal Advisory Council today newed its wnrninp thot excess bank resoi.-ves hold possi bill ties of inflation, and added a recommen- dation that they be great ly re- duced or eliminated. A spokesman for the Federal Reserve Monrd, which received the j recommendation without public comment, paid the councU'H po- sition was virtually identical wfth the one it i ook last November. At that time, the council re- port fid it was "strongly of the opinion t, in order to obviate the probability of an undue and n serous rred ir. in fin tion, ft is desirable from evpry point of view to el I m i na t e it or a t leant proa tly reduce the PXPC-SH reserve now carried on in the system." Under the law, ha nUs in the federal reserve system must keep 1 i n u i f I To r ni w i t h Ke d P ra 1 It pser v e At present they have Ofly.onn.OOO in rxcnss of lesal re- de ra I Reserve. This repre- sents n surplus of loanable bank- funds, and some say it. could provide a basin for rt times t ha t a mount in credit. The C'MI iicil eon sis-is of nne rep- Alliance to Throw Out 3rd Party Now in Power Urged by Vandenberg FOUNTAIN OF FEAR of Nation Is Confusion Former President Finds Continued on Tape 5. Column 2. 16BFMD1AO IN HOTEL FIRE Remainder of 37 Occupying Rooms Almost All Injured n i' 1 i rn sy d e r n r H tions in the rest a urn nt Ijii m's) nnd threw the dinners and dancers info sera milled confusion, A mo the s't i-ps.ts were 1 0 m e m be rs o f the Holy Name Society of the Ch u re h o C Our d y of Pea e e, hoi fling1 a church function there. The blaxe wns believed to have started in a shirt shop on thp ground floor and to have spread upstairs to the restaurant, on the second floor. A guest at the dinner, Raymond Vollmar, 22, said he saw two men leap through a. second-story win- dow to the street. Injured persons were taken tnto nearby shops. Continued on Pnse Column 5. Destroyer Speeding to Sea With Doctors and Serum (By Associated Press) BAl.BOA. Canal Xono. l-'eli. Tlie t ra i ninir ship 'ali fornia Sta I e, toward which the destroyer Tat nail speed Injr with d fie tors and nienin.qitis serum, report ed tonight it hnd ohta inorl some serum from the Crace h'uer -Paula last nip'hi. The message from the ('alifornia Slate, whose captnin, Jl. Dwyer, h id reported one death from Men- ingitis and anoUier ease amonj; T'l eadetf-i ami '2 :J ri'ew sn id thorp wns "nn en use for alarm.'' The training ship. asked (he Tatna II to font in uo its' milc dash from Balboa, which was exported to be completed a I ion t midnipht: toni.Lchl. The messapn. re- quested the Tntim IJ'fl riocl and their assistants! to to po aboard the California State, saying permitted it. Jt was learned them one doctor aboard the California State, but no nurses. Th e training sh i p co in ma nder reported to the radio station today second patient improved a nd was nut developing further .siyns of the disease. The sh ip's exeem.ivns wore feel- ins" "considerably enscd." Uie rn p- tain deciai'cd, and no ['urtl'ier cases had been discovered. Aboard the Tat nail are throe dor- S. Army Capt. B. Skin- ner, Dr. W. II, Davis, nnd Dr. Ken- neth male, orderlies and four men from the army hos- pital corps. Col. Kin-, .superintendent of the Gorgii.s Hospital, pent all available serum to ihe training ship and rnnde plans to replenish the supply by plane. The California State, official training vessel of the Sfate Nautical School, sailed from San Francisco Jan. 31 on its annual practice cruise and was hoqdinp: toward Bal- boa when the outbreak of illness was reported. (By Associated Press) N. J., J-Yh. 1 1.__ In tin- -In re of fire- men looked in the ruin.s of Hie Victoria .Mansion Hotel for it- bodies 11 f pjcrhr persons, miss- v after a fire in which etjrhl hers perished and n score 'hipf of Polic'1 It er Cvirtis be bad i-necked uthei1 hotels JUKI prlva tionjps in winipr a of known or- cu pa nts of t IIP tl f> -room b u i 1 d i n U. n n d was convinced all l ni in t ho flailing. Thi-fe hosn fiif d kill ed try i n u: to flee the flu m r.s that i hrouuh 1 lie hotel wliile t Jipy were- Mil) in (.'oroncr Kiiymrmd A. TaybM- said thn prin-! ripal r-a use of their deaths was f rnctured nils. j They were idem i find I M riS. KPTHKR SH KRMAN. 2S, of Rronx. N. V. MTLOKKD KISI'HKR. '2'2. Rronx. a bookkeeper. KHRLNJiJ, Bronx, a fnrrief. The nf the I'ive recovered dead sn Imrlly burned i? wax considcrod unlikely they would be j Idem i Tied. One thai of a rhild. Two oilmr r-nililren. ono an infant, .wore nmoiiK ihp missing. i 117 in t Tn the hole! when the fire start- ed were o7 guests. of tlmni children. 13 rm ployes and mem hei s of Uie propi'ielors1 fain- in..... i A wonin n who wns a J-MIPSI at a, hotel the Mreet gave the alarm. Police Sergeant Russell So-' den and .Louis Thielen, Lakewood's only fireman, hurried en wmiM put CA." H i- WHS forr-eri to the- >'h. ers subsided. Til'1 tii'ularly emplvitie m nnbalM neci] lonj-et M nd in.stable An .-nulieni'.' ufaliinu l.nnn hoard the addi-esw .--f'ler which forni'T h.-nuJs with frii-nds. The M ul- tra 1 i 'niii mill