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San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - April 23, 1938, San Antonio, Texas Fortcatt by au- thor of W k Weather" In the .Sunday Express. FINAL BASEBALL SCORES COMPLETE MARKETS- NO. 113 ftfflMnft BOTTOmAT MORNING. APRIL 23. PRICE 6 I-'many w ADDED TOUCH this year >N ,ffords a sinking, altogether t finale to San Antomo's 1 otic festival and community time, Fiesta de San Jacinto. A the sponsois explain and as the A aptly suggests, "La Nochc de essays to captuie and re- "the color and charm of Mexico." Thus will this aftcr- and ar- undcr the general direction Hummcrt, who has devised in past a fete day in city. Similarly, the cntir festival activities that committee headed by Atlc B Ayi-es has provided "jvc the Mexican, or Spanish touch. on holidays across the Ri Grande, merrymakers in color ful native costumes will mingl with the street throng and marc in the parade. At tho Governor Palace particularly, scenes dunn the Spanish occupation almost 20 years ago will be enacted. Flowc rirls daintily attired; more stai Lkct- and pottery-vendors will 1 their trades. By the Palace ate and up and down the street troubadors will strum guitars and ring the old ballads. For the lieht's characteristic Mexican en- tertainment in the Municipal Audi- torium, many noted troupes, smg- .mmd dancers from the neighbor anntry have been engaged To present such a "La Noche" and festival day pageant, costumes 113 __________SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS, SATURDAY MUKMUNU, ATJUU D Crowd of Sees Great Battle of Flowers Parade Over 75 Believed Dead in Explosion in CoalMine Crowds Throng Alamo Plaza and Houston Street J VIOLENT BLAST FOR WIDE AREA Three Eight-Ton Motors Hurled Down Mountain From Mouth of Shaft; Many Injured p TttTNTJY, Vn... April .22 Three persons were known 1i> ho dead and .fear was for the safety of an estimated 7'i more in what was described as n. flust explosion at p. m., to- ilny at the Keen Mountain Mine of'thc Red Jacket Coal Company near here. Three others, whoso names were not Immediately known, were taken to tho Grundy Hospital, seriously Injured. An undetermined number oC others suffered lesser injurleii Bodies Mnngleil Those killed were outside 'out near the mouth of the mine when the explosion occurred, Hoba.rd narman. mine foreman and Bucih- annn County justice ot the-peace, said All three bodies were maimed beyond recognition and two were decapitated. One ot the dead men listed Tohn Blevlns, a mine motorman, Persons at the scene said the blast overturned the Riant motor which fell on Harris and decapitated him. An unidentified miner also was caiiKht by the motor and de- capitated. Two of the injured were Clarence Combs and A. W. who were taken to a hospital at Rlch- Innds Doctors said Elarns' con- dition was critical. Both men were the mine. Tons of Slnte Spilled 'Rescue crew's, forcing their wav crowd estimated at 7.000 'the roiul and near the mine, they doubted It any head- could be made through the way debris before morninp. The forco ot the blast was. so Ki-eat it was believed certain that of tons oC slate and had been spilled in the shattered entries. Witnesses said flames shot .00 fee: -i--'- and easy for San An- tonio; yet several diverting and instructive features of the event doubtless will be a revelation even to old residents, as to newcomers ,nd visitors from afar. the program will prove so entertaining to participants and spectators alike that La Noche" will become a regular feature of Fiesta Week hereafter. That will be al- -.though it is designed primarily to -nlcase the spectator, and astonish Wm with costumes and scones from Bother country, it will have en- daring esthetic, educational and civic values. The participation by San Antonio schools and musical well as by the many Latin-American social, busi- ness and cultural par- ticularly welcome. San Antonio always has shown that neighborly by its own Spanish traditions. MORE GAME-FARMING enter- prises by 4-H Club boys and the co-operative associations that the Waltonians arc promoting; more land-owners interested enough to provide cover and other protection for game-birds and small animals; more ranchmen wfts mowll lu willing to turn their holdings into j elshc.t0n electric motors T_ rtn- 11 1 "WG1 C preserves, along with better OD servance of bag-limits and other regulations on tho hunters' .part, .may yet restore Texas to its old status as game country. That con- clusion is expressed .by the Texas Wild Life Planning Board, that lately held its third annual con- vention at Bonham. The condi- tions there set forth constitute a large order, but they can be met. It is only necessary to make 'Texans perceive wild life's eco- nomic value. Sentimental appeals generally have not been, and prob- ably will not be, effective. Once 'convinced, that game can be made a profitable hunt- ing privileges and the tourist busi- ness if will average land-owner will show a practical interest in the movement. 1 reet from the mouth. Seven motor- lMt.s polns alons a nearby road yero endancered by the explosion which xhook their automobiles.' Merchan- dise on the shelves of the Oak- wood Smokeless Coal Company Store a mile and a quarter away were thrown to the floor. Knlns Timber So violent was the blast, Har- man said, that he with others .felt he ..._ explosion yards awaj on the Grundy-Raven Road. A house near the mouth mlno was blown to iotric n----- hauling coal cars were blown from the mouth' of. the shaft dow.n the mountainside.-Harman said he timber "Just after the, Runyan, tipple foreman, estimated between and 715 min- ers were In the shaft when the explosion occurred. State Police- Sergeant F. L-. jrengcr ttoanoke, who was-at .CUUne station on the highway near the mine, hurried to the 'S GAYEST TRADITIONS TO BE GIVENIRETODAY "La Noche De Fiesta" Pre- ceded by Typical Parade Tonight Offers Fun Mak- .ers Latin Atmosphere Continued on 5, Column. 4 Temperatures: W father U. S. Forecast Snn Antonio and vicinity, cloudy and warmer; fresh ftncl south winds. cloud Partly southeast n, holiday spirit, San AiHonians isitors prepared Loyalist Troops Surrender To Franco TTENDATE, France, April 22 .government troops separated -from, their comrades by the the-Mediter- ranean, surrendered; today to G-'en- erallsslmo .F r a n.-ei.s c o Franco's forces on sea and a score "of. fishing boats benrhiR .fugitive." Tnllltlamen .nd .officers .seekinR -to reach Cen CLOSED BY CHECK Japanese Pay U. S, in For Sinking of Gunboat Full School s Horses See Spectators Twice in Parade tral iSpain from trapped otf the 'rortosa by an head- Catalonia were coast 'oC MBUTSD with light-hearted Friday to cast themselves into the cay traditions, -customs and.coioi few attempted'to escape and of''Old'Mexico-that will feature k hen flrc; the-fugi- Noche de Fiesta" _ program Uvea" and 22 of tho International .incidents be tlie Chinese-Japanese-war, the .InklnR.oC the United joat Pnnay' was closed officially ioday when'.Japan, gave the United States'.a check .for The check, handed to Eugene H.. Dooman. counselor ot the .embassy, by Seljlro Saturday, the week's' f Inn.l event. A new' high in gayety, in the stvle.of old' Mexico, will be'estaU- wlth the presentation .of warmer Parade" at ivtotict v" south winds 0" WB in RECOGNIZING that principle the Texas Game, Fish and Oyster Commission has co-op- erated with the "Waltonians and the Texas "Wild Life Institute in such enterprise by loth large ranch-owners and the farmer groups. Indeed, Texas pioneered in the game- larmir.g movement, particularly by restocking quail and deer. For that, the restorative work is only well begun. Certain Texas could have more wild tur- key, prairie chickens, pheasants, Jwmghorn antelopes and perhaps Xew black bears, by systematic tinder competent tuidance. Texas needs more and lakes, which might be created by damming creeks anc Divers. Such "little waters" would ng back-ducks, gocsc and other Waterfowl which have become in recent years. With a restocking, .Texas 'be made as excellent as portion Snn Antonio, Texas, p.. and a floor show at V m., innovations -on the 'Fiesta eek program that promise to be- come one oC the 'Outstanding hiph- lijrhts of the week of, pageantry and festive merry-makins here; A "sellout" ot the seats in the Municipal Auditorium, where the floor show, will be presented, already .been Atlee B. Ayres, chairman of the pi ogram announced -Friday... frolic ves a crews aboard the were removed and the less service- able craft sent-to the bottom while a few were taken to Vtnaroz. Gonc'rnl Insurgent dispatches gave.1 .no _ finned Column 2 I time Continued on i -n, o, ___ __ Japanese Rush More Into Shantung Offensive j iinu tVit'i estimate 'oC the number'of mllltia- -but government quarters said there must have been, a. few hundred" men who ha'd to'. Gen... Jose Mlaja's Cen- 'tral'.Spanish .forces; insurgents in 'Zarapoxa reported. 'Mia.1a. San Antonio neis men 10 a m Old Spanish Trail Association closing: business ses- sion Gunter Hotel At 2 p m history lecture and travel ro- Gunter Hotel 4 30 p m Paiade 'La de 1 icita j 8 p m La Noche de Fiesta, a billlant Mexican fete at Mu- nicipal Auditorium, auspices- of Fiesta de San Jeclnto. Continued on Page 3 5 YOUTHS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR HOLDUP XEW YORK April 22 Five souths, langing in age Horn 18 to ''7 were sentenced to death in the electric chair at Sing Sing T> Judse Charles C Nott Jr. toda for the holdup muider of Detec tive Michael J Foley on April 10 ection, without .horses to Cavaliers approached the. Pea-, ock Military Academy deal .whereby- 32 of the school dismounted from the nlmals at the postoffice Batter fol- owlng the and allowed he Cavaliers ,to use'them. ..The ancers were in .'the' first part oC he parade-ana the Cavaliers .near he assuring no .delay. The "boss, trade" -left all .parties oncerned the 'pos- iblc exception; of, the -horses WEARIED by their lonp trek over ;the traditional route of PAGEANT ONE OF BEST SPECTACLES IN FETE HISTORY Bands and FloatsTake Over Two Hours to Pass Grand- stand; Crowd One of Most UNDER ''a between and 200.- 000 festive Texans lookinjr on, State paid Its tribute Frt- day afternoon to heroes of Battle of San Jacinto with un- folding of the- most spectacular Ba-ttle ot Flowers parade la 47-year history of the- celebration. ...For two and half pageant of beauty passed the officials' stand at the nortn lawn of the Alamo. -As each, dele- gation passed, spring mn4 rosebuds' were sprinkled on Kround in front of the historic alon. From mid-afternoon until warm sun began iadinr into dusk, the procession, one of the Ibnseiit in the history of the through the five-mile route la downtown San Antonio, while mer- rvmakers, occupying, every possi- ble vantage point, applauded crously with the passinB of each float. _ The crowd, while one of largest, was also one of thee.most orderly, and the sigantic event staced without serious accident, according to early reports at police station. Stand Threatens to Fall One section of the north stand on Alamo 'Plaza, at the end of the route, threatened to lust before the parade several hundred. upeetatorB were In that part of Quicfc work by police and firemen eta- tioned in the area, cleared specta- tors from'that. of the and all escaped'injury. Policemen Kept the seats vacant while pa-, i-ade passed. Climaxing feature of the parade, presentation of Her Gracious Maj- esty, Queen Ann of the House of Harley, and the 14 floats -bearing members of her Koyal Italian Court, left the spectators, beauty- stunncd, so Impreseive was sip-ht. The 14 royalty floats, other than that occupied by the
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