Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL IO, 1938 THIRTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS.
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House Setback May Cost New Deal Leadership
Foresee Heated Nation-Wide Political
Fight For Summer, Stump .Tour For FD
WASHINGTON, April 9—(AP)—An historic upsurge of opposition appeared tonight to 'have forced Roosevelt administration leaders to abandon hope of regaining control of the 75th
Instead, they looked for a fairly quick adjournment, to be followed by a tremendous, nation-wide struggle between the president and his critics in the 1938 political campaigns. It was considered certain the president would carry the fight for his policies to the voters, perhaps by a long stumping tour.
Roosevelt’s first official reaction to the tremendous blow the house dealt his program by I •
APRIL: ROSES AND SNOW IN TEXAS WITHOUT OPPOSITION
defeat of the reorganization j bill last night was a letter declaring tfiere should be no “personal recrimation” over the bitter fight. i
He sent the following letter to Majority Leader Sam Rayburn iD-Tex) one of the leaders of the unsuccessful struggle to put the reorganization bill through:
“Thanks for the fine fight. Will you also thank the speaker and the !
“The reorganization bill is intended to simplify and improve the public service. With this single objective in view I have given it my earnest approval.
“The question presented is solely one of policy. Therefore the legislative developments of yesterday offer no occasion for personal recrimination and there should be none.”
It was believed by some observers the last paragraph was aa effort to avert any widening of the democratic party breach. It was recalled that the vote of 304 to 196. by which the house sent the reorganization bill to the limbo of a committee, found many ordinarily “faithful” new dealers in the opposition ranks.
Observers noted Roosevelt spoke Ilation
Reform Defeat Spurs Market
Stocks Rocket To Gains Ranging To $6 Per Share
NEW YORK. April 9—<JP)—A tumult of buying today rolled up the broadest advance in security markets in months, leading stocks rising $1 to more than $6 a share.
Big-scale buying at the stock exchange opening—in wake of the unexpected defeat cf the administration's reorganization bill in the house—transformed the ordinarily tame Saturday session cm the exchange into a feverish market.
The administration setback, brokers said, obviously was a surprise to- most traders, and was construed bullishly by many as possibly indicating the blocking of further reform or restriction legis-
Senate Approves Tax Bill
A Danas girl is shown cutting roses at the height of that area's snowfall, heaviest April
snow in history there and the first trace in ten years.
on the reorganization bill in the present tense, indicating perhaps an intention to try and revive it at a later date. There was no sign in congress, however, of any move to bring it back for debate this year.
Moreover, there was a widespread
Coming immediately on heels of reports the administration was preparing another spending and lending Rrive in an effort to start business recovery, brokers said the news imparted fresh impetus to a strong rally from the March de-
«??i.n,that uhanwM, 0f ,1938 *rUon 1 ?«e Wl?iCh h“,add?d °f 'Germany rn tomorrow's plebiscite
on the w age-hour bill. a key item on the Roosevelt program, had virtual ly vanished.
Baugh Wedding Set At S'water Today
SWEETWATER. April 9—_
Sammy Baugh and Edmonia Smith arrived here tonight at the home of her parents, and announced they would be married “sometime after lunch Sunday."
They said they did not know the nearly ext*: hour the marriage would take plaer.
Baugh, football star and property of the Columbus team of the American baseball association, said they would leave immediately after the ceremony, but that they had not decided where, a
Dr. Gary Smith, father of th# future Mrs. Baugh, will perform the ceremony.
dollars to quoted values the past week
In two-hours of trading. 1,414.480 shares changed hands on the busy “big board" compared with 828,290 in the full five-hour session yesterday and only 330.350 Thursday.
• The Associated Press composite price of 60 stocks rose 82 10 to $3990. the largest gain since November IO. At the close it had regained morr than half the decline in March, when listed share values on the stock exchange fell $10,000,000,000 according to the exchange s figures, to the lowest average prices in five years.
AUSTRIAN SEIZURE WAS 'WILL OF GOD-ARCHANGEL HITLER
Fuehrer Swerves Viennese In Final Plea Before Plebiscite Vote Today
By The Associated Press.
VIENNA, April 9— Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler tonight justified hi* whirlwind annexation of Austria by declaring it was “the will of GodP and pleaded for 50,000.000 voters to endorse the creation of the greater
French Troops Quell Tunis Riots
TUNIS, Tunisia. April IO—(Sunday— AV-Bloody riot* touched off by demonstrating nationalists were put down early today by French troops operating under a state of seige proclaimed in this capital of French-governed Tunisia.
Twelve demonstrators and one policeman were reported killed in the day-long disorders. Many were wounded. Military authorities took complete charge of the city and set up patrols to prevent recurrence of the outbreak.
Taylor Farmers Receive $55,
EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS
SWEETWATER—Annual interscholastic league meet for district 5; postponed last week because of bad weather, will be held Friday and Saturday.
BARSTOW Another county seat removal election dPftll be held in Ward county May IO, a first plebiscite hpving been declared Illegal.
LAMESA.—Dairy Day will be observed in Lamesa with a special program April 15
WINTERS—The Walters Methodist church will open IU annual spring revival on Easter Sunday to continue until May I.
SNYDER.—A mas,' meeting of Snyder business and professional people will be hold Monday night to reorganize the chamber of commerce.
BROWNWOOD,—Division 23 of the Texas highway department Pill stage a wild flower show In Brownwood April 22 and 23
STAFFORD Members of the senior class of the Stamford School oi Nursing will be hjjnored in graduation exercises Apitf 29.
COLORADO — Annual Colorado Boys Livestock show w10> be tpld Monday, with FFA and 4-H boys competing.
BALLINGER.—Runnels and ffcke counlMns will be Interested in opening (pf bicfc by the highway commission in Austin April 19 for cop* struHlon of a bridge a0oss Valley Creek on hi^way 109 bct#*cn Ballinger and Bronte.
Pay day came for Taylor county farmers Saturday when distribution began of $55,000 In government soil conservation checks.
O. W. Ewing, assistant county the agent in charge of the soil program, Germany
announced receipt of 528 checks av- Nothing in the 1,900 years of eraging $104.51 each for disburse- Austria's recorded history stood as mcnt among cooperators in the fed- an equal to the demonstrations era! farm program. with which the nazis made their
He expressed confidence that last bid for favor in the plebiscite Sunday or Monday milk would be Miles of flags fluttered Every' bringing appromixately 400 more store—even in the Jewish districts checks of comparable size. —every bus and street car, truck
All farmers who have checks and ; and automobile displayed Adolf who did not call for them Saturday | Hitler's picture, red-white-and-wili be notified by cauf Ewing said black nazi banners and slogans These cards will be mailed Sunday. Jews cannot vote since they are in time to reach the addressees on not considered citizens.
Monday. Each voter, after proving that he
Unless • card is received, a farm? ; is registered,., will receive a ballot er need not call at the office for on which is printed simply:
Addressing 30.000 wildly cheering followers in the final appeal af the
plebiscite campaign, the Austrian- -— --
bom Hitler exclaimed:
“I believe it was the will of God to send this little boy to Germany to make him fuehrer of the reich and to bring Austria back to Germany."
SOI NOS ENEMY WARNING He ‘warned his enemies never to attempt to' scire poller here because 75,000,000 Germans would rise against them.
“Now I am in power and I shall not give it up."
In another breath he said his name “will stand out forever as the son of this great country."
Pleading for a favorable vote tomorrow, he declared:
“Just as you don't have to be ashamed of me, I don’t want to be
ashamed of you x x x."
Millions of Germans throughout greater Germany and elsewhere listened in to a broadcast of the
Their day is tomorrow when they will vote on "Austro-German union, effected after German troops
marched into Austria March 12. and new' Reichstag of the greater
Wilted Westex Takes Stock Of Freeze Damage
Fruit And Grain Losses High As Spring Returns
Motionless air and clear skies Saturday brought an end to the surprising cold spell that had sent temperatures in Abilene below the freezing mark for three successive rights.
With trees wilted, gardens and almost all fruit destroyed, and small grain crops killed, loss was calculated to run into millions in the Abilene territory.
Farmers yesterday were still unable to estimate w’heat and oat losses, though 30 per cent was considered lowest possible around Abilene. In more luxuriant wheat fields to the north, loss was greater.
A dozen West Texas counties neighboring on Abilene had prospects before the freeze for a small grain crop worth $5,000,000 or more, based on last year's producton. CLYDE HARD HIT
At Clyde. Homer Shanks, leading fruit raiser, gave an Offhand estimate that $40,000 or $50,000 was I taken from residents of that little area by the weather.
Peaches, apricots, plums and almost all fruit frops were destroyed. Shanks ventured the statement that a 25 per cent berry crop would live I through, that grapes would re-! fruit all right, and that some apples would make simply because they have not yet bloomed.
He opined that one-third of a crop of pecans would be made from second buddings.
More energetc gardeners Saturday began replanting vegetables. Only onions and such hardy plants survived, along with vegetables that had been protected from the weather by improvised coverings. CHEERFUL SIDE
Ranchmen were still rejoicing ever the point that “it could have
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FROME CASE INVESTIGATION SHIFTS TO MEXICAN BORDER
Officers Sure Killers' Trail Picket! Up;
Mystery Car, Blonde Seen In Del Rio
EL PASO, April 9.—(A*)—Search for the torture murderers of Mrs. Weston O. Frome and her daughter, Nancy, swung tonight to the international border region at Del Rio, where reports of a man and woman in an automobile Identified as that of the killers spurred authorities to feverish activity. ®
“I believe we have located the trail of the killers for the first time since the bodies of Mrs. Frome and Nancy were left on the desert,” Sheriff Chris Fox of El Paso said as he
his check. Ewirs said.
"Do you approve of the reunion
The Saturday shipment of checks of Austria with the German reich
represented approximately o n e-third of those to be written to Taylor county farmers.
WASHINGTON. April 9 —Ti — The weather bureau ordered storm warnings posted tonight from Boston to Sandy Hook. N. J. The bureau said the storm off the New England coRit would continue to move northeastward, attended by
March 15 and do you vote for the list (of a new. greater German Reichstag* of our Fuelutr, Adolf Hitler?”
Urges Stiff Sentence
NEW YORK. April 9 V —District Attorney Thomas E Dewey today urge® that a "substantial and punitive sentence" be imposed on Richard Whitney, bankrupt broker who is due to be sentenced Mon-
Sino Ruse May Bring Jap Ruin
SHANGHAI, April IO—(Sunday) — (AP) — Two thousand Chinese soldiers who posed as destitute coolies to filter through Japanese lines struck from behind today in a battle that threatened to wreck Japan's "grand campaign" in central Cfiina.
Inside walled Tsinan. Shantung province capital, the disguised battalion attacked Japanese defenders who fought to stem Chinese columns storming its gates from the outside.
Capture of Tsinan, base of Japanese operations in the “grand campaign" to swallow the unconquered portion of central China, would sever the link between Japanese forces far to the south and the Japanese munition and manpower reservoir at Tientsin lo the north.
Chinese who told of the rising cf the disguised battalion, said its members had filtered into Tsinan a few at a time for days. Each carried a revolver and several grenades.
When the zero hour came, they attacked near the east gate and occupied several strategic buildings.
Outside, crack Chinese flying columns were in position on three sides of the city.
'No More Visitors'
WASHINGTON, April 9 — TV— Josepn P. Kennedy, United States ambassador to Great Britain closed the doors of the Court of St. James today to American women, who, are merely visiting in London.
Winters Sup't Heads Mid-Texas Teachers
BROWNWOOD. April 9—(Spl.) Mid-Texas Teachers association at the closing session of its annual
awaited word from officers scouring the highways leading out of Del Rio.
AUTO DESCRIPTIONS TALLY
The sheriff said tonight reports of the mysterious couple and the automobile, which coincided with the machine seen by Jim Milam, El Paso trucker, near where the bodies were found, impressed him as the most important lead developed in the week-old search.
Reports from Del Rio to Sheriff Fox said the man and blonde woman were seen there within the last week riding in a car baring a white triangle and printing on the stele. It carried Texas and New Mexico license plates.
Recalling the description of the car following the Frome machine, as furnished by Milam, Sheriff Fox asserted;
“I feel certain the machine, which probably was driven into Mexico, is th* murder car.” BOARDS SONORA BUS
The search turned to Sonora. 94 miles north of Del Rio, this afternoon when Deputy Sheriff C. W. Taylor reported a blonde woman answering the description of the woman seen at Del Rio abandoned a car there under mysterious circumstances. *
Carrying four pieces of expensive luggage, the woman took a bus for San Antonio.
Through license plates, however, the car was identified as register-, ed to a Los Angeles resident whose possible connection with the case was dismissed.
Sheriff Fox expressed the opinion the man end bornan seen driving the supposed murder oar had separated et Del Rio and possibly had arranged a rendezvous at San Antonio
John G. Honeycombe, above, of Los Angeles, who acted as political commissar of the Washington and Lincoln battalion of one of the Spanish loyalist international brigades, reached France with a story that only a few hundred of Americans who began fighting in Spain as volunteers were still alive.
Allred Doubles Frome Reward
AUSTIN, April 9—(ZF—Governor
convention here this afternoon , Jemes v. Allred tonight doubled his elected E. D. Stringer, superintend- previous $1,000 reward for Informa-* ent of Winters schools, president jtion leading to the arrest and conand selected Brady as the next victlon of slayer or slayers of meeting place. The 1939 meeting w O- Frocne and her daugh-
will be held February IO and ll. ter. Nancy. West Texas torture mur-Other officers elected were: Les- 1 deT ^ctims. lie Griffin. Zephyr, vice-president; ! *n Edition to the 12 900 the gov-Felix E. Smith, San Angelo, treas- ernor offered $500 for information
urer. and W. E. Whitten, Brddy, secretary. E. J Woodward. Brownwood, and N. W. Prentice. Richland Springs, were named members of the I state executive committee from this ’ district.
District delegates to the state teachers meeting next November were elected as follows: C. H Huff Ord, Coleman; J. M Binion, Brownwood; H. C. Lyons, Ballinger; W. E Whit-I ten. Brady: Leola Campbell, San Angelo; E. H. Boulter, DeLeon; F. T. Jones. Sonora; W. H. Randolph, San Saba; J. E. Burnett, Stephenville, and A. H. Smith, Goldthwaite.
leading to recovery of missing baggage. clothing and personal effects of the California women. Rewards offered by private citizens bring the total to $3 300
State police laboratory technicians indicated unofficially bullets removed from the viefhns' heads probably were fired from the same gun.
The tests, however, were not conclusive. being only preliminary in nature.
Paris Disorder Faces Daladier
PARIS, April IO—(Sunday)—Premier-Designate Edouard Daiadier. who warned a ' strong government” would begin to rule France by noon, today faced increasing threats of disorder in Part*.
A leftist demonstration of the ‘red ring” of the capital's socialist .WR
Committee Of Both Houses To . Act On Measure
Hope Act Without Profits Taxes Will Be Business Tonic
WASHINGTON, April 9 — (AP) — A $5,000,000,000 tax reviaion bill, overhauled by the senate finance committee in an announced effort to encourage business, went through the senate today without an audible “no” vote.
Shorn from the measure was the administration's tax on undistributed profits, much criticized by business; and the capital gains tax was sharply modified.
A joint conference committee now will seek to adjust differences between the senate measure and a far different bill passed by tho house.
The senate rejected the often-offered proposals of Senator La Follette (*Tog-Wis) to broaden tho income tax and increase surtax rates on individual incomes.
FARM BENEFITS REJECTED
Earlier, the chamber killed. 51 to 24, a proposal by Senator Pope (D-Ida) to raise $212,000,000 annually for additional farm benefit* through the Imposition of processing taxes on field corn, wheat- cotton, tobacco, rice® and synthetic fibers.
Pope and Senator Clonally (D-Tex) argued this revenue should be added to the $500,000,000 now available for farm benefits, els® agriculture purchasing power would fall far below that of industrial workers.
Sponsors of the senate bill were reluctant to predict the outcome of the aenate-house committee conference, but some said the house action In pigeonholing the government reorganisation measure bad strengthened chances for enactment of the senate version.
Rtbils Claim Gains Toward Siacoast
HEN DA YE. France (At tMfe Spanish Front), April 9.—<JP)—Spanish insurgents announced advances tonight against a government army fighting desperately to protect its lifeline Mediterrnaean coast high-
$150 Loot Token In Monahans Robbery
MONAHANS. April 9 <Spl.) — Third of a series of petty robberies in Monahans was committed Friday night when a clever thief looted the Comer Drug store of $150 in cash and merchandise.'
Entrance was gamed by boring a hole in the door near the latch. Officers are examining fingerprints found on cigaret packages which the robber carelessly dropped from his loot.
Eighth Victim Of Gas Fumes Revives
PAMPA. April 9.—(AP -W. I. Martin, lone survivor from asphyxiation of eight persons who sought warmth in a snow-bound oil field home, regained consciousness today and physicians said he probably would reeoi cg.
First reported to have lost his life also in the tragedy. Martin was carried with great difficulty over highways deep in snow to a hospital in Pampa for treatment. He was barely breathing when neighbors broke down a door to the home and found it filled with fumes from burning gas stoves.
and communistic districts was authorized by the outgoing government late last night despite his opposition.
Leaders of the “red ring" of workers have ordered a march on Paris boulevards under the red flag
Marx Dormoy. minister of the interior in Leon Blum* defunct government, used the power which is his until a new government is form-; ed to overrule a police ban on the , demonstration in open defiance of Daladier a expressed disapproval.
Troops were held ready in their garrisons to aid police and mobile guards to enforce order if necessary.
Socialist leaders, who held a long conference with the premier-designate. said Daladier planned to demand full decree powers in the economic and financial field for six months.
He is said to be prepa-ed to meet, the financial crisis with an internal loan and loans from abroad if necessary.
The senates flat refusal to give Blum decree powers 'recked two
socialist governments but observers said they believed if Daladier* cabinet should be as strong as he has indicated it would be, he would have no trouble in getting such powers for himself
In the southern wing of the Insurgent army driving to separate northeastern Spam from the rest of government territory word came that insurgent advance guards had fought their way into suburbs of San Mateo, less than ten miles from. the sea.
FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN
Report Greek Ship Severed In Atlantic
LONDON. April 9—i/Pi— Lloyd* today reported Its Valentia station had picked up distress signals reporting the 5,313-ton Greek steamer Mount Kyllene had been broken in two by an explosion far out in the east Atlantic.
“Ship broken in two by explosion; both parts separate.” said the message relayed to Valentia by the United Staten steamer American Merchant.
The damaged steamer reported her position as several hundred miles due north of the Azores.
File Murder Charges
SILSBEE. Tex., April 9 — UP) — Murder charges were filed today against Frank G. Vaughn, disbarred Beaumont attorney, in connection with the slaying of Willie Ray, 33-year-old negro whose skeleton was fished from a well today.
strong northwest winds along the day on his plea of guilt* to grand New England coast. 'theft.
LEGISLATIVE RACES WARM—
21 Announce For Eight Places
warmer In writ
It may be a quiet political year Rn some fronts, but in races for thp stA legislature West Texas findl-dates are out to laftke the frolic interesting. @
In eight districts surrounding Abilene, at least 21 candidates have announced for posts in the legislature. In three districts inciRRbent.s are unopposed for Belection, and in other sectors from one to six candidate* are in the race ■ii
reached in the 92nd district, *vhere half a dozen men are risklniPtheir bank accounts, or portions thereof. on the vote-gathering gamble. • James M. Simpson® of* Eden is
seeking reelection. Opposing him are J. N. Key. district chairman ol the Townsend club; Mike Boyd Runnels county tax assessor for Civ years; George Killiam, H F Petty1 and e. H^tamby.
Up In the 115th district, three Jones county men and on* £oni Haskell county are competing Asking reelection is the infnmbent. Travis Dean. ^Elected at Hamlin, he is now a Stamford resident lie
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Monday evening s stage perform* 4 ance at A. C. C. for benefit of the P -T. A. milk fundvfcas turned into virtually a civy-wide offensive to raise funds to* provide undernourished children with milk Led by the A. C. C. senior class and Salesmanship club, many other j groups have enlisted in the sale of tickets for the excellent comedy “Putting It Over.”, to be staged at Sewell auditonurt* tomorrow beginning at 8 p. rn. It is the annual stage production of the A. C. C. seniors When presented recently its suet ert was outstanding. When the milk fund became depleted the fetors and the class offered to gi# it again for benefit of the fund. Par-ent-Teacher officials, school children throughout the city, the Boosters club and other* are selling tickets at 25 and 50 fents. Total advancessiales had passed $300 yesterday afternoon, and reports has not been receive#1 from the PT. A. residents, school principals and Boosters club Mrs. Edith C. Smith, secretary-treasurer of the fund, announced three new* gifts yesterday. They | were. Dr. and Mrs. J M F. Gill, $3;
Mrs. J. Soule McDaniel, $10;
Friendly Fifty club of I. M Radford Grocery Co., $15.
Nine prominent members of the senior class are contributing their time and efforts for this cause.
Leading roles of the play are carried bv Otis Garner, class president, and Katherine Roberson. Gamer, from Quanah, plays a double role.
Miss Roberson Is the daughter of Dr, Charles H. Roberson, head of
the Bible department at A. C. C.. Baggett, boo keeper. However, on and Mrs. Roberson. Others in the hand to give the animals a once-cast are O. H. Tallman, Port Del- , over were City Commissioner L. A. housie, Ontario; Clarence Bailey, Sadler. Mayor W. W. Hair and Gib Abilene; Geraldine McCaleb. Cor-1 Sandefer. who was instrumental in dell, Okla ; La Nelle Caruthers, and securing the pair.
Bernard Shelansky, Roscoe, and The bons. a male and female. Roscoe Nottingham. Abilene. were shipped here by Dr. W. L. Wil-
Garner s roles are those of Jack damson, veterinarian, recognized
Two Lions Added At Abilene Zoo
Male And Female Come From Coast
Two African lions for the Abilene zoo arrived yesterday from Stockton. California.
Jaunty and somewhat tired from the trip via rail, the two-year-old cats, tipping the scales at 680 pounds were turned over to G. W.
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Steward and Tom Browne; that of Miss Roberson is Eva Lou. Tallman plays Colonel Lane. Baley plays the role of Lannon, Nottingham is Dai n try. Miss McCaleb is Orrence and Miss Carruthers, Mrs.
’ Lane Turner. Edgar Lee. a burglar, j is played by *6helansky. who finished a splendid career last fall in I the lion arrived in company with the backfield of the A. C. C. foot- a‘playmate. Their father is a 480-| ball team. , pound Nubian.
authority of zoo animals. He is planning the million dollar zoo at San Francisco.
Last year while in California with the Cowboy band. Sandefer visited Dr. Williamson. The latter promised to send the band manager a lion for the local zoo. Yesterday