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   San Antonio Express (Newspaper) - June 3, 1938, San Antonio, Texas                                WEATHER FORECAST gin and Tlcinlty: Partly cloudy and Saturday T.IM- Tartly cloudy Friday and Saturday, tlgw'to mod-erne, cast to southeast wind, on th. Mostly cloudy, probably Scattered and Saturday, cooler'In 'the j J panhandle Saturday. 254 SAN ANTONIO, FRIDA'Y -MOKNING, 'JUNEv-3- j PRICE 5 1865 men his message to the America National Bed read a annual conference in San Fran clsco last President Roosc ''Veil characterized the humane 01 pmization's system of hifjhwn 1 first-aid stations, now strung alon 'the principal travel-ways across th continent, as an endurinjr menu ent to the late Dr. Gary T. Gray ho became its Nationa some years ago, Admira Grayson quickly perceived how th Red Cross "could be an instrumcn in solvinff one of the appalling .problems of our time." Then 'delegate reminded the gathering that twice as many' American. killed 'accidentally last yea: -were sacrificed at the iron durine.the World War. '..'IN similar vein, Ken McClure lately speaking for the Red Cross (Bcxar County Chapter) traffic committee before the San Antonio Advertising Club, said that traffic accidents during the past 15 years had taken twice as many Hves as this .Nation lost in the -wars it had waged since it: history began. Measured by the 'actual effect, it appears that the traffic 'is twice as' deadly as war The people reasonably may hope to avoid war, but they cannot risking their lives every day in the traffic. Evo'n walking across the 'Street involves more or less '.hazard. As millions are exposed every day, it is hardly surprising that- some get killed; but what 'sensible person will contend that tne Hlings are mostly unavoid- able? The exercise of a little or- dinary care would prevent most accidents. -THAT is a universal responsibil- ity shared by fill street- and highway-users, whether walking or driving. Mr. McClure properly emphasized the speed factor. AVhcn a car is driven faster than 40 an hour (ho the occupants' risk of getting killed is i V '..'more than doubled. Accidents at high speed arc naturally the more "deadly. A motorist may break Vjiumerous traffic-regulations every day and get away with it, but he '..cannot evade the law of momen- turn. In an accident the force of -'the impact equals- the mass multi- plied by the speed. That law also 'accounts for the dcadliness of the collision. CROSS is doing educational along those lines contin- ually, 'but it places the main re- 1 .liince.iipon the first-aid stations :to- reduce the traffic-accident rate. That is the method which the industrial and the .drowning mortality has been cut In half during the past quarter- century. Bexar County Chapter .-.lately has extended the service was initiated along the prin- Truce in Spain Appears Backs Troop Britain Throws Diplomatic Strength Behind Plan to Have Outsiders Mediate Between Rebels and Loyalists But Warns While Outlook Is Rosier Than Ever, Suc- cess of Effort by No Means Assured j ONDON, June 2 of- foreign fighters from the.Spanish civil war drew nearer toward reality tonight after nearly two years of bickering- among Europe's major powers. Victims of Bus Crash and Fire Chicago Negro Confesses 5 Brick Slayings CHICAGO, Juno 2 investigators announced to- ll' the plan works out Great Britain will' throw her diplomatic power Into nn effort to brine about a truce in Spain. NIn Paris, Jose Antonio Aguirre, former president ot' the Basque Ke- public, admitted the possibility of mediation by outside powers in the Spanish war. Agulrro said he expected to have a statement on the niatter "within fivo or six days." i Russln Agrees Soviet Kussln. at a rn'celing of tho nine-nation nonintervention night that Robert Xi.von, sllbcommltcec, aKrccd to tho pro- Id negro, had confessed the brick oC five women, three in Chicago and two. in Los Anodes. Deputy Chief Detectives er Storms said Nixon, after reari- ng the Bible in his cell and under ontinued questioning1, admitted at police show-up that he slew liSH Anne Kuchtn, 10. nurse, in er room at the Chicago Hospital Uig. -'I, Two hours later Assistant tate's Attorney John Boyle, who art joined the official nnouncod Xixon had admitted he Hied Mrs. Edna. Worden. 42. and cr daughter, Mnrpruerite, 12, Jn S Angeles on April 4, 1937J Lust Saturday night Nixon con- Boyle said, killing- Mrs. lorencn Thompson runette night club hostess, in her posal for send ins commissions to Spain for removing -volun- teers from each'side as a sign of good will. Remembering many previous dis- appointments in the efforts to ob- tain agreement on withdrawal, the British foreign office warned against undue optimism over to- day's development. But it admitted at the same time that the situation was "rosier" than any time since the "hands-oft- Sp.iln" committee held its first meeting 'Sept. 9, 193C. 1'nrley Arranged TS'hlle Russia agreed to the plan for sending commissions into Spain, her representative, Samuel Kapan. demanded strict enforcement of sea control of the country and refused to agree to contribute, the assess- Castle, against- Russia lor financing the -withdrawal. The problems at Russia and Britain issue between considered re otcl room hero June 20, 1930, nd participated with another nc- ro, Earl Hicks. 13, in the slay-lhcre "ot bc irreconcilable. to be discussed at a. meeting: of the non intervention sub committee last (called for Juno 10. The British foreign offico ngrain began studying the posRlbillty of ANTI HURT IN WRECK Bus Carrying Entertainers To Oklahoma City and Truck Meet Head-On; Bus Overturns, Burns FiOKA GARCIA Killed FJTIAXCES Killed V7. W. MATTHEWS Bus Driver, Killed" EPUAJIDO MARTTXEZ Orchestra Ijcader, Severe. Head Injuries MARY .TAIMK Gnsl) on Heart CARDENAS Bruised, Severe Shock OMVE JXMXN'EZ Broken Nose IRENE CARVES Second Degree Bums ng of Mrs. Florence Johnson, 34, city fireman's wife, who ludyeoned to death1 early fid ay. AIL five of these killings were one In almost identical night prowler stealing into a eeping1 room, an accomplished or ttempeed rape and a feminine end mashed in with a brick. arranging an armistice between the belligerents Jn Spain. Increase Defense Jt was none too hopeful, -how- ever, because the withdrawal of Nixon and Hicks re-enacted tho volunteers first must bo arranged Johnson killing and Xlxon because of the almost Impossi- acted the slaying of Mrs. Castel. injble task ot getting the Spanish gov- which Hicks was not implicated. A third negro, Harold (Sambo) Green, 20, was taken in custody after Xixon said Green WHS with him In California at the time ot the Worden deaths. NEGRO EXECUTED AT HUNTSVILLE Goes to Death For Killing Merchant ernment and insurgents to agree. While siirveylns peace moves, which would remove a major possi- bility of an European war. Britain FEDERAL FINES LEVIED AGAINST increased her de- JADISOX, Wis., June 2 Federal Judge Patrick T. Stone today, assessed fines of 000 and costs against 13 major oil. companies and 11 of heavy tense preparations. their officials on charges of illcg- The admiralty In supplementary i fixing the margin of profit for gasoline Continued on Page 3, Column HUXTSVILLE, 3 Tonnie Moore, nesro, went silently to his death in the electric chair here early today for the slaying a Thornton merchant. cipal highways out of the city two Moore nodded to tho witnesses years ago Practically all the pri-laa he was led Into the death cham- roads hereabouts arc That extension of first-ai comes in good time: On May 81, the record showed 39 persons '.Villcd within the county so -fnr this At that rate (about two a Bexar's traffic-death toll j was pronounced .lor 1938 wouiri exceed 100 persons, utrs later. lains. Asked by Warden W. W. Wald If he had anything, to say, the negro merely shook' his head. He kissed the crucifix and sat down in tho chair. The first shock j struck him at n. m.. he! dead eight rhln- its three picturesque, Moore was convicted of shooting Frank Brad Cute as the merchant slept at his home on May 10, 1037. ..'entertaining and instructive 'Buccaneer bccinninp LOSES Christ! dramatizes 'against the background of its ro- mantic history a record of modern .progress, civic, industrial and commercial achievement scarcely .equaled in Texas' annals. Always attractive to the vacationist and week-end tourist, the seaport city '-has a colorful festival. As .every visitor knows, one may ffo to Corpus Christ! at any. season and find Wtinp, fishing, excursions on the sun-bnthinc1 picnicking. this extraordinary occasion the program-sponsors have ar- T ranged a round of pageants, re- land and water carnivals, concerts and typically Texan community festival with the. seaside touches added and ro- mantic chapters from the frontier real buccaneer days pre- Altogether, it is a show rot to bc missed. "Within recent cities and towns all over South and West Texas havo been reminded of the celebration in odd and striking- fashion. A croup of PLAYING SOLITAIRE OAKLANIX Calif., June 2 William Bauma.n reported to po- lice today ho lost playing solitaire. He was alone with the and a deck of cards in a Relief Column Heads Toward General Surrounded By Chinese SHANGHAI, June 3 (Friday) cover of artillery fire, a Japanese relief column today be- gan crossing tho Yellow River at Chengllukow Ford north of Lan- fenc in an effort to rescue the he- loaguored forces of JJout.-Gen. Dolhtira. Japan's "Lawrence Manchurin." Chinese, advancing from Lnn- feng, reported their encircling col- umns were driving Dolhara toward the banks of the Yellow River, (A Pelping dispatch quoted a Japanese army spokesman as ad- j mittlng that Doihara was bottled I "up, but saying his troops were at- j tacking tho surrounding Chinese determinedly. no means can it be said that he Is the spokes- man asserted.) iVtter 23 clays and nights of bat- independent, ivholesale jobbers Jn tho Midwest. Judce Stone accepted the de fenclants' of nolo contendero by which they were willlnp to. ac- cept penalties without standing trial. Bight other companies and like number or officials, who re- fused to enter nolo contendero pleas, will 'so on trial in Madison Sept. 23. In the case of each company and individual whose' pleas were accepted the court imposed a fine of Tho costs of are to be split amonj? the defend- ants. Those Enterlnp Plens The'companies and officers en- terinp: pleas The Socony-Vacuum Oil Co.. Inc., Charles E. Arnott, vice president. Oil Co., A. G. Maguire, Posse of Fails to Find Trace of Kidnaped Cash Boy; Hoover Leads FBI in Search Fla., 2 eri-11-nly-dotermlned army or 2.0001 men, minutely searching1 SO square miles of snake-Infested south Florida back-country, failed today to uncover the slightest, trace of kidnaped James Bailey Cash Jr., missing now six nights, Kdgar Continued on Page 3, Column 2 Intimidation Charged U. S. In Labor Case room ovor his tavern last night, lho armies in when a gunman entereO. Bauman alone with the cards. can-led on the the He left [Lanfonpr sector deck of I Continued on Pajro 3, Column 7 1 Corpus Christi businessmen, sod as pirates of -lean Lafitte ..crew _ but v.'Oiirinjr their Japs Return American Property After U. S, Files Strong Protest June 2 a swiftness astonishing in '.modern diplomacy, Japan gave in aiong most of the lino today to "United States demands for restitution ot American property in China and return of American businessmen and missionaries to their former posta.- T _OKDON, Ky., Juno 2 labor trial took a. tense- ly dramatic turn today as tho de- fense bluntly accused the Govern- ment of attempting to intimidate prospective defense witnesses. A defense motion, which Gov- ernment attorneys said came as a "complete surprise to us." asked that an agent of the Federal Bu- reau of Investigation, J. M, O'Leary, be cited for contempt of court for having caused the arrest of two defendants. The two defendants. Merle" Mid- dleton and Leo Hubbard, both for- mer Harlan County sheriff's depu- ties, were arrested yesterday on .ft complaint .signed ...by Japan bcsan to act within a fe.w hours al'tcr the receipt of the strong American note, announced yester- day -and delivered Tuesday. Her first step, announced in a- telegram from American Consul the .mission, representatives of the Japanese military and consular authorities, and a representative ot tho American consul general. The property lies within the where the Chinese and- Japanese General Frank P. Lockhart 'at battled during the initial hostili- Shanghal, wasi to agree Tuesday to i ties in and around Shanghai. It tho return to Nanldng-of was first occupied by Chinese charging conspiracy to Arraigned at the same time with them was.. Sammy Thomas, employe of a pool room -at Ages, Ky., owned by Hubbard, all three waived hearing and were released on bonds, pending con- vening of' tho grand jury. Deny In :substancc the defense motion missionaries formerly r e s I d e n t j forces: .they were driven out by there. Lockhart said 10 .passes had boon issued for this purpose. Tho second step was the restora- Ion Wednesday of the two high schools of Hie American Southern own -Baptist Mission in the Chapel Dls- iT.-'iind sun tftn acquired for' irict of Shanghai. In of Baltic. formally turned bock tho Japanese, who took it over. Tin- third step, reported in a telegl-am from Ambassador Grew at Tokyo, was the 'announcement today by' tlio Japa for- the play young women I in pirate dress, have presented 1 their, city's invitation to many a to the mission by Japanes'. authori- ties- In .the presence of the treas- urer and two other representatives gn office that. Japan is sending j an fnterdepartmcntai committee "visit the Japanese-controlled area ir-Central China. Tho purpose is "not only to in- Continuefl on Pago Column 4 J. Kdgar Hoover, director of the Federal J5iireau of tion, flew to A'liaml and took por- aonai command in the quest of tho abductors who collected ransom from the father at a rural rendezvous Tuesdaj- but he and his aides apparently maclo slow progress in questioning a proces- sion ot possible suspects. They kept silent about their inquiry. The FBI posted a reward of dou- ble the faco value for finders of the first 100 ransom bills, the ser- ial numbers of which were dis- tributed yesterday. It also broadcast ,1 description of the 5-year-old blond, blue-cyec youngster containing this poijrnani line after stating the height of 3 feet, 7 inches: "Note: This height was obtain- ed from a mark placed on a wall within the past several weeks by the father in measuring the actual height of the boy." Believe Boy Denrt All indications were that the federal agents had given up hope of find ins--him alive. Whether the parents still clung to any hope was secret they kept to themselves behind the locked dnor at their frame combination store and apart- ment building. Mrs. Cash was understood to have obtained some sleep after an anxious vigil which brought her near collapse." All Princeton was on edge. The crowds got out ot hand when an exhausted member of the search- fainted In tho street. An ambulance clanged up and several hundred persons, brushing police Continued on Page 3, Column 7 BLASfWT KILLS 10 Six Others Injured, Two More Believed Caught By Explosion v SCRANTON. Ta., .Tune 2 (ff) 'en men were killed and six njured today In an explosion of almost mile down in the folpe1 Coal Company's mine.... It vas the second major within two months in the- Eastern November Federal ''Pennsylvania anthracite field. -.1 Rescue wearing'. gas Charges. masks, 'worked down the slope in 'search, of at1 least two other min- Auto Deaths Nearly Double 1937 Figure OF POLICE OWEN "W. Thursday blamed too much speed as the cause, of San Antonio's appalling increase in traffic fatalities this year, nearly twice as many during the first five months .compared to .the same period last year. Police have been cracking down on. speeders for how- ever, but apparently motorists'are not heedinsr their warnings; for, since the besrii.niiig of the year, "sudden death" has come to 21 persons within the city limits as 13 for the first five la.st year. Elijah Smith, 53. of 124 Booker Alley, was the Ilvst- victim .-'talked by death on San Antonio streets and the 39th tratfic fatality for Bexar County this year. Ho died in.Robert B. Green Memorial Hos- pital Sunday. Kflday's department Thursday was1 renewing its fight to cut down tho toll faced with the fact that 423 pel-sons have.been hurt in ac- cidents so far this year compared to 3CG for the same period of 1937. Continued on .3, Column 4 FIVE POLISH AIRMEN FLY ACROSS ATLANTIC Senepal, June 2 vo Polish airmen en route from Jos Angeles to Warsaw crossed the South Atlantic from1 'Natal, Brazil, n 31 hours today. .Their plane ar- here at p. m., EJS.T. RELIEF BILL VOTE IN SENATE HELD OVER UNTIL TODAY TIT ASHIXGTOX, June- Senate leaders -failed Tonight to bring the Administration relief bill to a vote, but pi-e'dicted certain approval ot the ineo.vure tomorrow. f Senator Barkley, the majority i leader, abruptly ended the cham- >er's second night, session on the J hill at mid-evening when it be- came apparent that debate might continue for hours. Just previously, Berkley won a two-vote victory in a fight agninst amendment by Senator Hatch political activity by SVPA administrative employes. Uphold Roosevelt Earlier, the chamber rejected by a voice vote .an amendment for- bidding the use of JplVA funds for the construction of utility plants which would duplicate existing pri- vately-owned systems. HT7XTSVILLE. Tex- June 2 It acted after Barkley had person? were killed ;and a, ported President Roosevelt opposed [fourth was injured critically when the restriction. Barkley said, how- a gasoline tank truck and a panel ever, that. Roosevelt wouK allot no I truck collided and eight. PWA funds for utility construction l-mlles soinh of here on High-way 75 until municipalities had "in good jtoniplu. faith" mnde a. reasonable offer to Dr. W. M. Rush. 50, Texas prison buy out. existing plants. veterinarian, was burned to death, persons, three of them San Antonlans. -were killed and 11, all San Antonians, were injured: when a chartered bus tvtih a, group of San Antonio entertainers route to Oklahoma City to appear at a convention collided with m truck 12-miles east of Thursday afternoon. The dead are: i'RAXCES VALDEZ, 17, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Valder, 1115 Buena vista. FLORA GARCIA, IS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Garcia, 520 South Chupaderas. "W. W. MATTHEWS, 25, San An- tonio bus driver, 133 Chicago Bouleva.rd. HERMAN LEMONS, 21, truck driver from Junction. Trapped in Bus Matthews and Miss Valdez trapped in the overturned which burst into flames after crashing head-on Into the truck; driven by Lemons, who was crushed to death. Miss Garcia, was badly burned about the body and died at p. m. in the Hospital. The bus from San Antonio car- ried a company of 23 who were slated to present "A Night In Old Mexico" at the con- vention Jn Oklahoma City Friday night. The troupe was headed by Edu- ardo Martinez, well known San Antonio Mexican orchestra. and the dance team of Ralph and Rosa Cardenas. Lnnler Graduates Included in the troupe were group of six girls known as Elidenas, all of them either gradu- ates or students of Lanier Senior School. Miss Valdez. who waa killed, was graduated from Lanier la-st week and Miss GarcJ.i was m. former graduate of the West high school. .All of the passengers on the were Injured in the crash. Those seriously injured, phenvilie hospital attendants say, are: Martinez Critically Hurt. Eduardo Martinez, who suffered cuts about the face and head and was considered critically injured. Charles L. Warner, trumpet play- er 'in Martinez' orchestra, who suf- fered a broken back. Ralph Cardenas, compound frac- ture of the left ankle. Mary-Jaime, a long sash on Continued on Pase 3, Column TWO TRUCKS COLLIDE, THREE BURN TO DEATH as were two unidentified occupants whether they had been advanced in good faith. denied Hubbard and Mlddleton were attempting to. obtain perjured, teg-' timony. 'The motion' yjas necessary, because the Government hud 'not filed a bill of.'particulars, betoro the: conspiracy. :trial to. -seek prospect I trlnl; was :In .progress. The'.six-paffo motion said Brlen United States Attorney G.eneral' in'.'charge. Continued on Paee 3, Column '4 era reported to havo been In the mine at tho time of 'the. blast. 1 The dead were Alex Glanko and John Clark, both' pt John Martin Wbzncskl, John Lokuta' and John all of .and' Sam' Adbnlzio "of Hughestovvn. The1 injured were .taken to-'. the Pittston two 'miles from the' mine. "Seriously Injured PjCtor Temperatures: Weather Forecast by Prof. Se'lby author- of "'.'This Week's in.the Sunday Express. 1 Hourly Siin June; 1-2, 1933. 'Continued.' on. Page 3, Column 3 8 p.m 0 p.m.'. 10 p.m---- 11-p.m., 12Slldnlc a.m 2 3 n.m...; 4 ft.m ,5 6n.m 7 a.m.., 80, 73 78_. 71 73 72 71 i- 9 II n.m.: 2P..1YI'... ,3 p.m 4 p.m.. 5 p.m p.m.. p.m.-. Barkley questioning, that Roosevelt would judge wheth- lof the gasoline truck. er offers were reasonable and A prison trusty, Dewey Fowler, who was driving the panel truck occupied by Dr. Rush, was critical- ly injured and taken to the prison hospital here. The Modies of Dr. Rush and two unidentified persons were tak- en to a funeral home here. latter two were charred so badly that it was impossible to identify them. 30 DROWN IN EGYPT CAIRO, Epypt, June 2 Thirty persons were" drowned to- day when a river boat capsized at in Upper. Epypt'.. City's Deficit Passes Mail Receipts Are Disappointing TTTITH tax collections badly liigjring-, 'city officials Thursday up all-hope of entering, the fiscal year with less than A deficit, as Mayor'C.. K- :Quin'.Jashcd out with a stinging attack those responsible for ;the city's financial difficulties. When tax paying period closed. night it was .estimated that the deficit would not go over After completing a day of open- ing mail and recording Stephens; tax esti- mated receipts would amount to only about of which, ap- proximately to the school board and to the city: This collection, was far; below, the'-anticipated expected. to bc found ,ln. mall. bags .brought in. during the past few days.'i.city... officials admitted. They.said more- mail remains to be opened, and they still, have' hopes of. seeing.- some stimulation in receipts beforevthe close-o't the week: In checking tire 'names -oT large: corporations ap.p'eaVinp-.-ori' tlie ..-as- sessment j-olls. It...was ;learned: -all public -ailvoads- 'had theii lev lei bcfoie the clofe gi uf the 1937 38 %ear Mayoi 82 Quin said ?i j The mavox then added that Og- uree; published during; tho last day or so _cencerhinpr the financial status of the city wei'e not accu- rate because, no official tabula- been made. Ho said many, had "been pruessing1, but. none have definite information and will not. Saturday afternoon of _ "When infor'med'that E. H. Kifer. business" for the publio school -system had Issued a state- ment; claiming tho'tax strike had.. placed-the-entire system In a financial position. Mayor Quin dis- played .h Is first irritation over controversy. ihe' mayor naS a his attack upon the financial difficulties. It was explained JCifer' -did riot; mean the tax strike Weant.for the school don't" sive darn1. Continued on Page 3, Column   

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