Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1938.—TEN PAGES
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ASKS REMOVAL OF EMBARGOOTHER FELONS LINKED IN CASE
Three Frome Slaying Suspects Held
A congressman and a congressman’s wife were members
of a delegation which asked the state department in Washington to lift the embargo against shipment of arms to
Spain. Shown here, in front of the state department, are, left to right. Mrs. Jerry O’Connell, wife of Rep. O'Connell (D-Mont); Carmen Conchado, New York, and Rep. John T.
Loyalists Protest 'Hands Off' Policy Of Britain, France
British Laborers Also Rise Against Non-Intervention
LONDON, April 6 (A*) — The
Spanish government protested to France and Great Britain tonight I against continuation of their nonintervention policy with its “appalling and dangerous injustice.’’
GOVT SUICIDE SQUADS HOLD ON STUBBORNLY AT TORTOSA
Rebel Sweep To Sea Delayed; Franco Orders Barcelona Not To Be Bombed
HENDAYE, France «At the Spanish FrontierL April 5.—UP—A few suicide squads of government militiamen were reported holding the otherwise deserted city of Tortosa tonight, determined to fight to the last to prevent Spanish insurgent armies from actually reaching the Mediterranean.
H ary guns of insurgent General Garcia Valino’i columns, however, already had brought the city and the coastal road to Valencia under fire. Thus Catalonia, Spain's northeast- ( ...
em comer, was cut off from the rest of government territory.
THREE APPROACHES Once the last resistance at Tortosa is wiped out> insurgent General Franco is expected to converge on Barcelona, Catalonia’s main seaport and capital of government Spain, from three directions:
Northwest from Tortosa up the coastal highway through the port of Tarragona—a distance of 95 miles;
Due east 80 miles from conquered Lerida;
Southwest from the sector where the insurgent left wing is now mopping up crumbling resistance near the French border.
Franco was said to have given strict orders to all commanders that Barcelona was not to be subjected to severe bombardment.
CATALONIA ISOLATED A maufacturing and transportation center. Catalonia now is unable to get raw materials or to export products to the remainder of government Spain. •
Reports from the city said tile government had ordered the balconies of houses and all metal ornaments on buildings stripped off and converted into war materials.
In the twenty-first month of the civil war, the government still has greater manpower than the insurgents, but it has nothing like the necessary equipment with which to arm its recruits.
Central Government In Drastic Shakeup
MADRID, April 5 — (JP>— The Spanish government was almost
completely re-shuffled in Barcelona tonight, the most significant change being dismissal of Defense Minister Indalecio Pr.eto upon whose shoulders has fallen an enormous task during the past ten months of civil war.
Premier Juan Negrin remained at the head of the government, taking over the additional duties of national defense.
The bulk of the new cabinet members are socialists, the political complexion of the cabinet being much more moderate than its predecessor which was formed May 17,
1937. Only one communist was included instead of the two in the previous government.
Immediate effect of the reorganization wil be to place direction of the war in the socialist premier’s j hands. Negrin repeatedly has de- i dared determination to make no peace without victory.
House Coalition Resumes Fight On Reform Bill
Backers To Try For Debate Gag On Floor Today
WASHINGTON. April 5 —(Ab—A coalition of republicans and democrats, unappeased by administration concessions on the government reorganization bill, resumed their bombardment of that measure today and successfully resisted all efforts to cut short the debate.
“You will pretty near crush the last hope of the American people for relief of business lf you pass this bil,” RepresentaUbe Snell, the republican floor leader, shouted to the house. “Nothing should be done to raise the issue of further concentration of power in Washington when we are in the worst depression in history."
TEXAN IS OPPONENT
Representative Lanham < D-Tex) said the bill was “wrong in essence.” Reorganization, he asserted should be undertaken through a careful congressional Investigation of the governmental set up. rather than turned over to the president.
Meanwhile, the leadership of both sides was anxiously counting noses in the expectation that tomorrow would bring another test of strength of the bill, or possibly two of them.
Administration leaders intend to move that debate be closed when i tomorrow’s session begins, a procedure sure to result in a roll call vote.
I Last week, such an effort was easily I defeated.
If the oposition should fail to keep the debate open tomorrow, it intends to have to “strike out of the enacting clause.*'—the language which says "be it enacted etc" and give every bill its effectiveness. If that attempt prevailed, the Mil would be dead.
'I'll Whip Yore Pants Off, You $ &<§>&$'!—
SOUTHERN SOLON INVITES YANKEE COLLEAGUE TO FIST CITY
WASHINGTON. April 5.— (ZP) — Senator Copeland .(D-NY) told reporters today that Senator McKel-
‘ He didn’t have the courage to do it,” McKellar added The exact cause was somewhat
D-Tenn) had challenged him obscure, but Copeland said McKel-
to a fight after a heated exchange on the senate floor between the two
“He told me he wanted to see me outside,” the New Yorker told reporters after the two democrats had engaged in a bitter argument over the war department appropriation 1 bill.
McKellar, his face flushed, was escorted from the senate chamber I by Senators Clark <D-Mo) and j Minton (D-Ind).
“Hell cool off later,” Copeland said.
After the senate adjourned, Mc-Kcllar told reporters he had asked I "Copeland to come outside.”
Tar “apparently believed I called him a liar.” Copeland added that h* used no zuch word.
When the senate quit for the day, McKellar made a lunge at the physician legislator from New York but Senator Clark stepped in.
Struggling in Clark’s arms. McKellar announced distinctly that Copeland, a fraternity brother in Delta Kappa Epsilon and a fellow member of the senate appropriations committee, was a blankety-blank. asinine old of a son-and-so Furthermore, the fuming McKellar went on, he was a blankety-blank. lying, what-you-may-call-it.
Island Economic Freedom Delayed
Would Postpone Severance To '60
GOP Boycott Of TVA Probe Seen
'Sit-Down' Looms lf Bridges Not On Quiz Committee
WASHINGTON. April 5—(Arsenate Republican*, it was reported tonight, intend to conduct a new-kind of legislative “sit dowm” in an effort to force appointment of Senator Bridges «R-NH» to a joint congressional committee which will investigate TVA.
Bridges has been a severe critic of TVA, and the democratic leadership has been averse to putting him on the committee.
The leaders had succeeded in filling eight of the ten places on the ccmmittee tonight, but it was widely rumored they would have difficulty in filling the two vacancies. which, according to senate tradition. are reserved foe republicans. Several Republican senators were said to be determined to refuse to I serve on the committee unless Bridges got one of the posts. BORAH. McNary REFUSE
Earlier. Vice President Gamer had named Senator Borah <R-Ida>
' and Senator McNary <R-Ore> to the two positions. Each declined, though not for the purpose of compelling Bridges’ appointment.
The eight others, appointed by
Refusing To Die Of Lethal Fumes, Little Stray Terrier Chooses To Stay With Would-Be Executioners
SAN ANTONIO, April 8.—^—Nameless, homeless and friendless, as far as the records are concerned, a little wire haired fox terrier unknowingly—and probably unwantingly—some two weeks ago ran afoul of man made laws and along with 18 other canine vagrants was placed in confinement to serve the allotted time for owners to claim their pets.
Fortune failing her. she was placed with the other 18 dogs in the gas chamber at the Brackenridge park dog pound. For five minutes they inhaled the deadly fumes of carbon monoxide. Seventeen of them died, but when the chamber was opened, the little wire haired fox terrier walked out Her experience, according to the executioner, is the first to be recorded at the local pound.
Legally the little dog was dead, so they released her. However, apparently willing to forgive and forget, she now refuses to leave the pound. Today her would-be executioners instead of demanding her life are seeking a home for her!
VOTE AT BAIRD ANODESSA HIGHLIGHTS CITY ELECTIONS
Anson Balloting Sets Record, And
Snyder Has Next To All-Time High
In both quiet and fiery elections, city officials were named last night in almost two score West Texas cities.
While in many towns candidates were unopposed and polls were scarcely visited, other communities found interest boiling and voting , , , , plentiful.
Dictatorship After Blum?
Paris Speculates On Next Gov't lf
Attempt To Sell Luggage Leads To One Arrest
Officers Query Men In Arizona Texas, Oklahoma
EL PASO, April 5— (AP)-* Two suspects in the torttve-slayinjrs of Mrs. Hazel From© and her daughter, Nancy, of Berkeley, Calif., near Van Horn last Wednesday were held in Texas and Arizona tonight, while El Paso officers broadcast descriptions of two holdup men and a blonde woman they seek to link with the case.
Deputy Steriff Ben Kratzberg of Bowie, Ariz., notified sheriff’s officers here he had picked up a man j whose irrational actions and statements made him appear a likely suspect in the Frome case.
At Rankin. Texas, Sheriff Bill
Fowler announced he had taken Blum Cabinet Falls mto custody at McCamey a man
who attempted to sell a ladles brown fitted bag containing expensive clothing.
Mrs. Frome and her attractive daughter were found brutally murdered Sunday, their bodies lying half covered in the desert country six miles east of Van Horn.
Sheriff Chris Fox of El Paso said he probably would send a1* officer to Bisbee to question the Arizona suspect. While the man being removed to Bisbee,
WASHINGTON. April 5—(/Pl President Roosevelt and Prest- Gamer and Speaker Bankhead. are: dent Quezon of the Philippine Senators Donahey <D - Ohio), commonwealth have agreed to ®r°,vn
postpone Philippine economic independence until the end of 1960.
The state department made public today the outline of a program providing a gradual elimination of the trade preferences now existing between the islands and the United
The program results from a year’s investigation by a joint preparatory- committee on Philippine Tie government note recalled affairs, headed by John V. Mac-Spain’s messages of March 22 Murray, United States ambassador charging a renewal of German and to Turkey.
Italian aid to Spanish insurgent ar- I It does not change the date of
and Schwartz <D-Wyo) and Representatives Mead (D-NYi. Driver (D-Ark), Thomason (D-Tex), Jenkins (R-Ohio) and Wolverton (R-NJ). Speaker Bankhead said the republican members were selected by Representative Snell, the minority leader.
Callahan Votes Beer Retention
PARIS. April 5. —AP— Premier Leon Blum's apparently hopeless fight for decree powers aroused parliamentary speculation today as to whether hi* regime might be succeeded by a strong government with dictatorial economic and financial powers.
While deputies in the chamber screamed "robber" at the socialist I was premier during chaotic debate an hts proposals, senators showed by a quiet vote how little chance Blum's bill had in the upper house.
The democratic left, which has absolute control of the senate, verted lr caucus to reject Blum’s demands for decree powers.
Even as Blum struggled for his bill thousands of new strikers joined the 30.000 already out. The huge metal workers’ strike spread to several new plants in the Paris district.
before parliament with an appeal
Odessa was one of the hot spots.
There more than I 500 votes w ere cast, and several street fights were reported as the outcome was await- ! for right to take money out of ed. the stabilization fund for the
Baird, with a three-way election ,rpasurv- That time, rightists
up, had a heavy vote for city of- char8«d. It wa* an attempt to put
ficials, for issuance of bonds to Pressure on the senate,
build a city-county hospital, and This time, however, the spectacle
Kratzberg informed Fox, a big sedan containing two women passed and the suspect declared: "Thera ( would be a fine chance.”
District Attorney Roy Jackson, en route from Van Horn to El Paso, declared the man being held at Rankin w t re investigated closely” for a connection with the slaying of the two women.
Jackson said Weston O. Frome, Berkeley, Calif., husband and fa-| ther of the two murder victims, had been unable to say definitely
whether all the luggage carried by The same metal workers’ strike his wife and daughter. Nancy, had spread the last time Blum w-ent been initialed.
LOS ANGELES CONTENTS The official said Sheriff Bill
See SLAYING, Pg. IO, Col. I
BAIRD, April 5—(Sp!)-Calla
han county retained its wet status *or, toe county in its pres- of
ent of wet as regards beer. *
Chinese Guerrillas Hit Near Shanghai
SHANGHAI. April 6— (Wednesday)— <AP<—Hidden Chinese guerilla bands are striking close to Shanghai's back door at Japanese invaders already fully occupied on the
mies which now _____
Ionia from the rest of government Spain.
Agitation grew in Wales for a national coal strike to demand that
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st of government Phllippinp political independence. J bitterly contested Central China
July 4. 1946, but provides economic front
ties shall not be severed until Japanese officers told today of one 15 years later. of the Chinese assaults by more
It will probably be presented to tban LOM raiders who gat tiered 13
as pertains to sale of beer in an election held today.
Vote from ll boxes showed 1.221 for sale of beer and 619 against. Eight boxes unaccounted for were so small that their totals will not effect the outcome.
Cross Plains, dry for the last two years, voted to return legal suds in a precinct election. The vote was 178. against 91. The small boxes,
At Cross Plains city officer elections were coupled with both the county vote on beer and a local option election, both of which went wet.
Anson had a record vote, and Snyder had a hot marshal s race to run up a vote second high for history.
The story by towns:
BAIRD— Herman Schwartz, mayor
a socialist premier openly stating France must copy the economic and financial programs of the dictatorships made a profound impression throughout France.
Many deputies and senators said Blums battle for authority which he must have known was unattainable prepared the way for a national union government or a com- ! mittee of public safety to succeed his peoples front administration.
Such a government or committee,
aas re- they said, must be headed by or at
ish government to buy British mu nitions.
Union labor agencies, meanwhile, touched British domestic and foreign problems at another point.
Cautious labor leaders hedged to-
Ka in (K- tacked Japanese near Sungkiang.
road} in de,ai! r the present japanese ^ the band suffcrtd 30o
?Ion- casualties before it melted away to
State department officials con- nearby villages,
tended that lf the Philippines were In another attack near Sungkiang. made to stand wholly on their own Chinese were said to have ambushed
, feet in 1946. the shock to the in- a truck and kllled ten Japanese of-
day on commitment to the govern- sular economy might be too great. flcers and soldiers, j ment'g plans for speeding up anna-, They said a period of gradual ad- j 72 m
moots production. ! Justment was necessary. Oil Indemnify Fund
Despite urgent pleas by Sir j ----£ « . rn ,
Thomas In.skip, minister for coor- Rnilwnvc (^ronfo/l jOUgnf Dy Church
dination of defense, officials of the i *aMwayS Urania
Amalgamated Engineering union Valuations Slosh MEXICO CITY. April 5 — -V —
refused to make any immediate Archbishop Qaribi y Rivera of Gua-
pledges to the government. AUSTIN, April 5— </P>—The long dalaJara today called upon Mexican
Tile government sought to cxpe-1 light between the state tax board Catholic« to raise a fund to help
dite production by inducing the and the three railway systems over pa^’ American and British oil
for the last dozen years,
Dressy and Caddo Peak, were not elected with 193 votes against 127 least include Edouard Daladier
acounted for, but could not change I A&5-U>ckt,dandld19 for Sam minister of national defense, who
Hugh Rosa, J. T. Lawrence, Earl * r * * 1 P°pularlty witil
Johnson, C. W. Supter and D. p |mnfei> armed forces and is ac-
Russell. R L. Elliott was elected; feptabie leftlst and r^-
city marshall. lections.
The city voted to issue water Tjj I ; ZI—n -
bonds to finance its part in con- Irrigation Talked structlon of a city-county hospital.1 vote being 201-143.
Film Agreements Argued In Court
unions to relax regulations on apprentices and semi-skilled workers
House Will Filed
AUSTIN, April 5—,/Pi—The xiii of the late Col E M. House, on file for probate here today, re-queathed net income from the estate, tentatively valued at $25,000. to his widow. Mrs. Loulic Hunter House.
intangible assets valuations for 1937 ended today when a majority of the board agreed to reduce the figures.
C. R. Batsell, chief auditor for the board, said valuation of the Texas Si Pacific was scaled down from approximately $14,000,000 to $9,000,000. The Fort Worth A: Denver system from $5,315,900 to $4,-675,000 and the Quanah, Acme and Pacific from $174,870 to $96 250.
companies for their $400,000,000 0f SPrond nin holdings expropriated by lire gov- £ ,™n
eminent March is. |TMas cu
This move, approved by Archbishop Luis Martinez of Mexico Cit}, came as the oil companies asked in district court for an injunction against enforcement of a federal labor board order terminating their Consolidated
labor contracts with their 18,000 .....
LEVER FOR SECOND DAILY STOP—
First Lengthened Runway Ready For Use
WASHINGTON. April 5.—— Price and booking agreement* lor motion picture films entered into between a group of Texas theater operators, as Hollywood distributors were attacked as "unlawful conspiracy” and defended as '‘protective” measures today in arguments before the supreme court.
The litigation, starting in the northern Texas federal court, was brought by the government to re- , strain what it described as “illegal agreements'’ under which operators movie houses in
were compelled to ;
charge a minimum of 25 cents ad
mission and not show double features.
Defendants in the case were the Interstate Circuit. Inc., the Texas Theaters, Inc., of
Dallas. Karl Hoblitzelle and R J. O’Donnell, president and general manager, respectively, of both corporations; and Paramount, Vita- j graph. KRO Columbia, Uni’ed Artists. Universal Film Exchanges 1 and Twentieth Century Fox.
For Dust Bowl
CROSS PLAINS — C S. Martin WASHINGTON April 5—>T -The was elected mayor, defeating T. D. senate approved today an investiga-Little He succeeds S P. Collins, tion of the feasibility of Irrigating who hais held the office three portions of the dust bowl area from terms. Reelected to the city coun- canada to the Gulf by adopting an cli v\ as B. A. Pierce, and new mem- agreement to the Interior depart-bers are T. E. Baum. H C. Freeman ment appropriation bill allotting and J A. Caton Eliminated were $200,000 for the work.
Martin Neeb, C. R. Cook and R- E.___________
PUTNAM.—J. F. Yeager, with See ELECTION. Pf. IO. Col. 3
Delay Appointment Of Justice Of Peace
Action Scheduled After Primaries
No successor will be appointed to the late Hollis C. Scudder as justice of the peace in precinct I, place 2, until after democratic primaries this summer.
County commissioners court reached that decision Tuesday in a called meeting. At the time of his death Saturday Scudder was serving out the unexpired term of the late James Gray Bledsoe.
Work of both that office and his own will be handled by Justice of the Peace Theo Ash, precinct I, place I. The commissioners court indicated that the winning candidate in the 1938 primaries for the next term of office w’ould be appointed to serve until January I, 1939. date the two-year term will
The court decided that appointment of a justice to the job now would be unfair to other candidates for the office. Only candidate to announce formally is C. M Bell, but announcement is expected within a few days from J. D. Perry.
FOUR IN AUTOMOBILE—
lye Woman And Small Daughter Have Close Call In Crossing Crash
Narrowly escaping death in a train-auto crash yesterday morn-Marian Arlene Teub-ner, 4. and her mother Mrs. Lance
NEW ORLEANS, April 5—(/Pi— Hugh M. Wilkinson, member of the board of governors of the state bar of Louisiana, late today filed disbarments preceedings with the Louisiarii, supreme court against three attorneys in connection with he board’s'charges "of deliberate and systematic chewing in March bai* examinations.”
Ready for use today will be the first of three runways being lengthened and improved at the Abilene municipal airport.
L. E. Derry berry, airport manager, said last night that this evening’s eastbound mail and passenger plane will use the runway for the first time when it lands at 5:30 o’clock.
Completion of tile runway, length-end to 3,500 feet to accommodate larger type transports now in ser-the vice, revived hopes of leaders in a I movement to secure a daily west
Now we have evidence of more than paper' claims for another, stop.” observed George L. Panton, chairman of t lip aviation committee of the chamber of commerce. He said completion of the runway and progress on the others would be cited to air line officials in a renewed demand for the second daily landing.
The completed runway stretches in a north-south line. A second, lying east and west, likely will be finished in another three weeks, Derry berry said, and the third, ex
tending northwest should be ready in two weeks more Paxton expressed hope that Abilene might be designated within the next month for the second air mail and passenger stop, providing travelers with round trip service Petitions bearing signature of Abilene business men in behalf of the campaign have been in the office of T. N. Carswell, chamber of commerce manager, for several weeks. They were not forwarded to the Past Office department pending completion of the runways.
Fergusons Decide Against Campaign
AUSTIN, April 5 V -Former Gov. Miriam A. Ferguson answered one of tile big political questions in Texas today with the deelaration she would not be a candidate tHis year for the office from which she retired in 1935
She said she had given careful thought to the request of many friends that she make the race but had concluded she was not physically or financially able to do so and therefore would not become a candidate.”
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with local thswrri tonight nod Wednesday.
HEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy. colder
in nest and north portion* Wednesday.
Thur«<ia>' generally fair, colder. J
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• canion*ii> strong southerly wind* on Teubner of Tye were resting easy
the coast Wednesday. , .
Oklahoma: (loud), rain In east and IkSt night at the Hendrick Me
re n t r»I portion*, colder In neat portion Wednesday . Thursday partly cloud), cold-cr.
New Me alco: I nsetlled and colder north portion, fair sooth Wednesday; Thursday partly cloudy, colder southeast portion.
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"unset yesterday. 7:01; sunrise today. fi ll; sunset today, 7:07.
Lifted from the crushed machine by her mother after the automobile had been hit by the west bound Texas and Pacific Sunshine special, little Marian Teubner was the more seriously injured of the two. She suffered bruises and cuts and a bad gash under the chin.
Attendants said last night her condition was not serious.
Mrs. Teubner, an expectant mother. suffered shock from the ten-
two year old Teubner child.
"When Mrs. Teubner saw the locomotive was about to hit the car, she screamed jump,’’ Miss McDonald said.
Mrs. Teubner snatched the two year old child and jumped from one side of the car. Miss McDonald attempted to get Marian from the back seat, but the door was locked. At the last moment she jumped clear herself.
The car was carried about 40 feet down the right of way, Marian still inside. After the mangled automobile had been righted, Mrs. Teubner herself lifted Marian from the car, still conscious.
The automobile was demolished.
The women could give no reason for the car’s stalling on the tracks.
sion of the W’reck. She was still There is a gradual grade leading under the care of hospital doctors J to the crossing and a clear view of
the tracks for more than a mile in Abo in the car were Catherine . the direction in which the train McDonald, 16, the driver and the was approaching.