Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 12, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Nation's Eyes Turned On lllini Election Today
Outcome Seen As Evidence Of New Deal's Strength
CHICAGO, April ll—(A*)—A quar-terless fight for domination of the democratic party in Illinois pits Gov. Henry Homer’* organization against the Kelley-Nash faction in state-wide primary elections tomorrow.
A force of 5.000 regular and special police and at lrast 6,000 watch- time for my mother and Mr. Bern ers was recruited for duty at
Seeks 'Child' Earnings of $4,000,000—
JACKIE COOGAN SUES PARENTS FOR FORTUNE
LOS ANGELES. April ll—— Jackie Coogan, the "kid” of the
silent screen, filed suit today
against his mother and stepfather, demanding that they turn over to him four million dollars worth of property and assets earned as a film star.
Coogan, now 23 years old, set
forth he is virtually "broke,” dependent upon his small earnings in occasional pictures.
His mother, he charged, was
under the undue influence of her present husband, Arthur L. Bernstein.
"I have waited patiently for some
stein to make an accounting to me of my property,” Coogan set forth.
Both factions Joined in the unusual precautions against violence amid reports of two slugging* and a shooting and conflicting interpretations of the election laws.
National Committeeman P. A.
Nash, who shares leadership of the Chicago organization with Mayor Edward J. Kelley, instructed his watchers to challenge republican voters who seek to cast a democratic ballot. Nash contended all who voted Republican in the 1936 primary must do likewise in this election. Gov. Homer appealed to republicans to aid in "smashing the Kelly-Nash machine” by switching to the democratic side. Horner and the Chicago board of election commissioners insisted such action was permissable.
BIG VOTE SEEN
Republican chieftains urged the G. O. P. faithful to stay out of the democratic struggle and compile a huge vote as a protest against the new' deal in the nations first
primary _I Britain laid the groundwork today
Both parties will nominate cantil- 1 ..
dates for U. S. senator, 27 congress
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WITH FD'S COMPLIMENTS-
Solons Get Rail
Britain Acts To Close Halo Pact
Recognition Of Ethiopia Prime Issue In Talks
LONDON. April 11—Great
men, including two at large, three state offices and places in the state legislature,
Estimates of the vote ranged between 2.000.000 and 2,350,000.
Britain Says Politics Behind Oil Seizures
MEXICO CITY, April ll—GE)— j Great Britain charged in a note j made public tonight that Mexico was motivated by "political desire ’ ; in expatriating the $400,000,000 foreign oil industry.
The note, presented the Mexican government last Friday by Owen St. Clair O’Malley, Britain’s min- I irter to Mexico, demanded return j of the properties of British-owned I companies taken over March 18.
O’Malley said he expected the j Mexican government to reply to- I morrow. It was believed generally Mexico would reject the British protest.
Tile disclosure of the strong stand taken by Britain increased speculation in diplomatic quarters over likelihood of a rupture in diplomatic relations between the two nations, in the event of Mexico’s expected rejection of the demands for return of British properties.
Rebels Progress In Drive Toward Sea
HENDAYE, France • At the Span- 1 Ifch Frontier*, April ii—<>P—Span- 1 ish insurgents striving to open a direct wa> to Barcelona today swept mt© La Rapita, controlling important crossroads in Lerida province
La Rapita is 14 miles northeast of the city of Lerida.
The fierce government resistance which disputed the insurgent crossing of the Segre river at Balaguer. near La Rapita. yesterday diminished as Generalissimo Francisco Franco’s forces pushed east.
total Part la WTCC Meet To Be Maimed
Group Named To Arrange Details
Plans tor organizing AbMene’s participation in the annual convention of tile West Texas chamber of commerce in Wichita Falls
April 25 . 26 and 27 will be made ~ —« —
Wed nmiav e\enin« at 6:30 o'clock The senate adopted today a bill pro-a„ ic Wooten hotel. vtding for appointment of first, sec*
for a new friendship with Italy which she hoped would wean Premier Benito Mussolini from his working agreement with Adolf Hitler.
She showed her willingness to recognize conquest of Ethiopia against which in 1935 she led the league of Nation’s 52-country boycott of Italy.
Recognition of Italy’s African empire Is one of the chief terms of the Anglo-Italisn friendship agreement being drafted in Rome.
Without waiting for formal signing of the pact, the British government asked the League of Nations to put the question of Ethiopia on the agenda of the league council meeting opening May 9.
Britain intends to request that the league free its members of the pledge not to recognize the results of the Italian conquest. Formal recognition of Ethiopia as Italian then could follow.
France’s new government, headed by Edouard Daladier. was expected to act quickly to seek better relations with Italy in an apparent move by the two democracies to draw Rome away from the Berlin influence.
ROME, April ll—The drafting of the Anglo-Italian accord began today while diplomats speculated on the effect it might have on the Rome-Berlin axis.
Count Galeazzo Clano, Italian foreign minister, and the Earl of Perth, British ambassador to Rome, held their last formal discussions yesterday prior to turning their work over to expert drafters.
From usually well-informed sources it was reported the government w’as anxious to relax the bonds which have tied fascism and naziism.
The German annexation of Austria brought German troops to the Brenner pass and aroused Italians in all walks of life to such a pitch that despite repeated assurances from both Reichsfuehrer Hitler and Premier Mussolini they are avowedly skeptical.
GENEVA. April ll—</P)—'The British move to bring the Italo-Ethiopian question before the League of Nation.*- was viewed here tonight as possibly an effort %to bring Italy back into the league.
Tots little puppy somehow survived five minutes of gas in the San Antonio city pound lethal chamber, from which 17 other dogs were taken dead. Mrs. Melba Patterson, secretary of the animal defense league, holds him. Pound attendants concluded the dog. like the others, had been legally ‘ executed,” and that there was nothing more to be done about it.
Show 42 Calves
Bt HARRY HOLT
COLORADO. April ll-Hundreds of enthusiastic stockmen gathered here today for a glimpse of choice livestock on exhibition in the first
I I ‘I owe a duty to my wife and to myself not to wait longer xxx. I am satisfied if she (his mother) were not under the Influence of Mr. Bernstein, she would have made a proper accounting to me long ago. If my father had lived, no controversy would ever have risen."
Coogan's father was killed in an automobile crash in 1935. Mrs. Coogan subsequently married Bernstein, formerly Coogan’s counsellor. Jackie was married recently to Betty Grable, film actress.
Superior Judge Emmet Wilson ap-pointed a temporary receiver for Coogan's assets and those of his mother and Bernstein and set April 20 as a date for a hearing.
Displeasure At Revolt' Seen
ICC Report Sent Congress But No Recommendations
WASHINGTON. April ll.—— President Roosevelt told congress. In effect, today to figure out for itself how to cure the Ills of the nation's $21,000,000,000 railroad network.
Pointedly, he refrained from sending any recommendations of his own to Capitol Hill, where his reorganization bill was defeated and where he received other b’ows.
He did transmit a mass of recommendations from his advisers, including proposals for lending $300,000,000 for purchase of railroad equipment and other millions to rescue the carriers from their plight.
WOITH JOIN AGENCIES
Displaying ^perhaps a trace of impatience over the recent house vote on government reorganization, he suggested it w'ould be the part of “common sense” to consolidate the seven federal agencies dealing with transportation into two, one handling executive functions, and the other all activities of a Judicial, or legislative character.
He also chided past congresses for clothing the interstate commerce commission with "purely executive functions.” declaring that t>iis was, "in all probability, unconstitutional."
However, he did not press the point, declaring it was "more important for all of us to cooperate in preventing serious bankruptcies among a large number of railroad companies, great and small. He said immediate legislation was necessary pending formulation of a “permament program.”
Congress seemed in no hurry to act. One leader said there probably would not be much in the way of legislation this session, unless it was a bill dealing with court procedure. Some Roosevelt advisers
Frame Mystery Probe Spreads Over Wide Area
Laredo, Dallas, Balmorhea Turn Up New Leads
FDR May Prepare Relief Message
HITLER VOTES 'JA' ON ANCHLUSS
EL PASO, April ll—(ZP)—The farflung search for the fiendish killers of Mrs. Weston G. Frome and her pretty daughter, Nancy, moved swiftly tonight at three widely-separated Texas points.
Developments which inspired officers to confidence they were at last making headway against baffling aspects of the southwest’* major ; crime were:
1. At Laredo—A cordon of officers patrolled highways leading to the north, southeast and west after the supposed murder car was reported
! to have stopped at a grocery store I this morning.
2. At Balmorhea—Civilian conservation corps enrollees found on the desert articles which Justice of the Peace J. F. Ross said may have come from the Frome luggage.
3. At Dallas—Detectives questioned ex-convicts concerning their activities on the day the Berkeley, Calif., women were tortured and slain.
A blonde woman and a heavy, bearded man led rangers and state police on a circuitous trail in the international border district near Laredo.
Despite blocking of til highways leading from the city after reports the suspects had been seen there, officers said they believed the machine, made familiar by the white triangle and printing on the side, had pierced the cordon and was heading toward Zapata. Officers were told It was filled with luggage.
Justice Ross said he was not positive the articles found on the desert, 19 miles west of Balmorhea, were a part of the Frome luggage, but added there was every indication they might have a bearing on the case.
A few hundred yards off the old Spanish trail the enrollees came
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Fuehrer Aioli Hitler—less
than a month after his dramatic entrance into Austria and proclamation of Austro-German union—casts his vote in the plebiscite on that union, or
Anschluss. He is pictured in this radio photo as he dropped his vote in the Ballot box April IO at Anhalter station at Berlin where his special train arrived from Vienna.
Annual Meeting Of WTCGA Set To day
Annual membership meeting of the West Texas Cotton Growers association will be held at I o’clock this afternoon in the county courtroom.
Preceding the meeting, the board of directors will meet this morning to complete the old year's business, and after the membership meeting the newly formed board will assemble to perfect organization.
New board of directors will be elected by the membership and annual report of E. L Dom, manager, will be given. Nominations for membership on the board mere made at nine district meetings.
After Plebiscite Accord Hitler May Tackle 'Unfinished' Business
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Czech Nazis, Annexation of Memel, Danzig Offer New Fields of Endeavor
BERLIN. April ll—(AV-Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler's next step was debated tonight in the wake of the greatest vote of confidence ever accorded him. j
His creation of a greater Germany by annexation of Austria March 13 t drew the approval of more than 99 per cent of the nearly 50,000,000 persons who voted in yesterday’s plebiscite
Germans In every walk of life speculated whether now he would be inspired to take rapid-fire action on other nazi "unfinished” business.
Issues seen as particularly press- i- --
suggested speeding up of reorganization procedure, and the possible i establishment of a single court in annual Colorado Fat Stock show, charge of reorganization, sponsored by the local chamber of i However, Chairman Wheeler (D-
Mont) of the senate commerce committee indicated he might call the railroad management and labor
Senate Okchs Bill On Postmasterships
WASHINGTON, April ll.—i*V
Pr evident J. C. Hunter of the Abilene chamber of commerce yesterday appointed a city-wide committee to handle all phases of Abilene's convention preparations. Designating E. H. Moore as chairman, Hunter announced the following members: Victor Behrems,
Robe:! Cannon, J. A. Fincher. E. V Berry, Ed Gru.-im, J W Bateman. C. D Knight. R. B. Leach, Howard McMahon, Ed Stewart, J. T. Heynic, Roland Jones, Mrs. J. M Radford. Mrs R. A Maddox.
Abilene this year has a much greater responsibility to the WTCC and its convention than ever before Chairman Moor> pointed out. Ile appealed to every member of the committee to attend the Wednesday evening meeting.
rids city's responsibility is greater, Moore said, because it has become the headquarters city of the WTCC sitfbe the last convention and, as such, should put forth its utmost efforts to contribute to success of the convention.
Too, the Abilene chamber of commerce h|s announced ii will Invite tile organization to held its 1959 convent tm lr. Abilene The meeting was last held here in 1?30.
end and third class postmasters for eight-year terms.
Colorado Future Farmer boys won major honors rn the show in competition with Mitchell county 4-H club boys and other FFA members of the county. Previously the vent had been limited to local vocational agriculture students.
Jack Long, Colorado FFA. showed his 810- pound Hereford steer to the grand championship after winning first in the heavyweight division. Reserve honors went to Clay Smith Jr., another Colorado FFA boy.
FIELD OF 66 ANIMALS
There were 42 calves, all dry lot individuals, 20 lambs and four hogs exhibited. They were sold at auction after judging. W. L. Stangel, head of the animal husbandry de-
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Whitney Ready To Begin Prison Term
NEW YORK. April 11— ZF Richard Whitney, slightly haggard but I nonetheless composed, waited in a cell in dingy Tombs prison tonight 1 to be taken to Sing Sing tomorrow to begin a 5-to-10 year prison
spokesmen into conference to study the idea of emergency legislation Arguing many railroads have already borrowed too much money, he said he w as opposed to grant-I ing subsidies or loans on inadequate I security to forestall receiverships.
OVER THERE .77”
The dictators have spoken.
You have read their words in j the paper.
But what about your counterpart "over there"—the average white collar worker with a family to support? What does he think about a rearming world spoiling for another big fight?
On page 6 today is the first of four stories on which Mr.
X *the average man) of London, Paris. Berlin and Tokyo tells what he thinks about it.
Dandier Lays Plans For Dictatorship
Cabinet To Hear Power Plea Today
PARIS, Apr! I ll—<JP)—Premier Edouard Dandier, determined to strike before the opposition could consolidate against him. drew a revised plan today to make his "national defense” cabinet dictator of Francis destiny for the next three months.
As Daladier worked, rapidly spreading strikes paralyzed the metal industries in the Paris region despite his appeal to the nation for discipline. Workers from a dozen of the capital's largest factories joined some 60 000 strikers already out, swelling the total to nearly 130,000.
The tim? limit on the proposed powers for Dandler'* government was cut from six to three months as a concession to leftists in parliament who let it be known they would vote against long-term powers.
Daladier s new program provides that the cabinet shall have decree powers over all of Frances internal and external affairs.
The proposal will be submitted to the cabinet tomorrow morning and, if approved, will be sent then to parliament in the afternoon.
lng In this connection w'ere:
1. The minority problem of the 3.500.000 Germans in Czechoslovakia.
2. Reunion with Germany of former German territory, such as Memel. now a part cf lithuania and the Polish corridor with the free city of Danzig.
There have been frequent references in the last two months not only by Hitler but by his right-hand men, such as Field Marshal Hermann Wilhelm Goering and Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebels, to Germany's determination to protect German minorities outside her boundaries.
Germans in Danzig and even in Memel meanwhile have left no doubt they long to become a part of the greater Germany,
The question heard most frequently therefore is how long Hitler will take before his next move.
Will Ask Death For Los Angeles Bombers
LOS ANGELES, April ll — t/V>— The death penalty will be demand- I cd for three La* Angeles police officers, one of them an acting captain, in their trial on charges of conspiracy to murder Harry Raymond, private investigator and former San Diego chief of police, which open* tomorrow in superior court, Chief Deputy District Attorney Eugene Williams announced I today.
The three officers, all under suspension from the police department, are Acting Captain Earle E. Kynet-te, Roy J. Allen and Fred A. Brow ne.
ABH.RNK AND Sonora!!? (air.
W EST TEX AM: l air Tuo*da>. Wod-
no*da\ partly cloudy, little temperature change.
east texas: Parti* cloudy i(term for grand lareenj
and Wednoaday. Light to moderate variable wind* on the Ona vt.
OK I. A MOM A: Generally fair Tuo*da\
and Wednesday, not much change In temperature.
NKW MEXIC O: Generally fair Tuesday and \Vodno»da,, little change In temper-
JAPS WANTING SECOND WAR?—
Rumblings Of Soviet Conflicts Grow Louder
Play Receipts Make Milk Sure
Milk for the undernourished school children of Abilene for the rest of April—the result of last night's production of ’Putting It Over” at Abilene Christian college.
With the entire proceeds of the three act comedy plus regular donations, the Parent Teacher association's Milk Fund will be able to continue the rest of April. Total intake from student sales of tickets amounted to $377. This does not count tickets taken out by other organizations, which had not reported last night.
About 700 persons were present for the showing of - the hilarious comedy. Action of the play wa slowed up at times because actors had to wait for the aduience to stop laughing.
Dealing with the ancient care of mistaken identity, two women fight over tile same man. One claims engagement and the other not to be outdone claims marriage. All of which was brought about by the double role of Tom Browne and Jack Stewart, both played by Otis Garner.
Other characters were O H Tall-man, Clarence E. Baley, Weldon
Bennett. Roscoe Nottingham, Katherine Roberson. Geraldine McCaleb, end La Nell1 Caruthers. All are members of the senior class of the college.
Mrs A B Morris directed the
Document lo Be Ready Thursday lf He Finds Time
Personal Radio Address Slated As Follow-Up
WASHINGTON. April lf.—
The White House announced today that Prudent Roosevelt may send a message to congress Thursday on relief and the general economic sit* uation and follow it up that evening with a personal radio address explaining the message.
Stephen T, Early, press secretary. said the message would go to congress at noon Thursday if th® president found time between conferences to prepare it.
WHOLE ECONOMIC PICTURE
Ho emphasized when asked whether the message would deal with new public works spending as well as increased appropriations for work relief, that it would touch on tho w’hole economic picture.
Early said a "big if” was involved as to the exact day for the measure, but that lf it went to the capitol Thursday, It was possible tho president would go on the air Thursday night. ,
Indies'ions of the probable trend of the message came today in a round of White House conferences on relief and public works, and & press conference statement by Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau.
Morgenthau. a White House visitor earlier, told reporters conditions had changed radically since ha came out November IO against federal "pump-pnming” expenditures.
He said business conditions were worse now than in February, when he called them "seriousand that the- — M “for volt kind of government aid."
But Morgenthau said the administration's program was still incomplete. and that he could not discuss possible means of financing it, such as using the treasury's $1,-000.000,000 fund of inactive gold.
Slum clearance and low cost housing projects may have a $400.-000.000 or $500,000,000 place In tho president's program, administration leaders reported.
Senate Leader Barkley (D-Ky), spokesman for a group of congressional and administrative leaders who met with the president, said they decided WPA would need $1,-250.000,000 In the first seven months of the fiscal year beginning July I.
Reflecting the serious inroads of the recession upon employment, this estimate indicated a relief budget of approximately $2,000,000,-000, for the full fiscal year, compared with the tentative $1.000 000,-000 suggested by the president in his budget message to congress last January. The current year's relief appropriations total $1,750,000,000.
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Pride and urbanity unshaken, the ruined broker stood in general sessions court, heard his counsel. Charles H. Tuttle, plead for leniency heard Judge Owen W. Eolian briefly and acidly summarize his peculations, and finally pronounce a sentence that will keep him behind bars for at least three years and four months.
NEW YORK. April ll T Dr. George Bird Grinnell. 88, author and naturalist who oft^n was cal’.**!
, “the father of American coneen litter." died today after several years i of ill health.
TOKYO, April ll—ppwThe danger of war with Soviet Russia is increasingly claiming attention of Japanese leaders and the public.
Persistent rumors of war preparations—lacking official confirmation—and bellicose statements on both sides have intensified public anxiety.
In informed quarters it was understood Japan recently moved some regular army units from China battlefronts to Manchoukuo to man the troubled border of Manchoukuo and Soviet Siberia.
(Russia is believed to have an army of 500.000 men near that border: Japans forces in Manchoukuo and Korea, including the flower of her army, have been estimated a' between 200,000 and 300,000.)
Many Japanese leaders have been described as advocates of an attack on Russia before the Soviet army could strike The foreign office spokesman expressed widespread feeling when he said, in comment on alleged mistreatment of Japanese in Russian Sakhalin:
"If Russia cares to aggravate the situation we will not hesitate to respond."
Tokyo newspapers today gave prominence to a statement attributed to Marshal Vassily Beecher, commander of the Soviet far eastern army, that "now is the time to fight Japan."
Russia today sent a protest to Japan against a flight of eleven Japanese warplanes over Soviet territory near the troubled frontier separating Siberia and Manchoukuo.
Tass (Official Soviet news agency) reported nine planes crossed the Manchoukuo border at noon today eight miles south of Polavka and flew three miles into Soviet territory.
Two more planes from Manchou-
Stecl Corporation Challenges NLRB
CHICAGO. April ll.—The Inland Steel corporation announced today it would petition the U. S. circuit court of appeals to set aside last week s national labor relations board ruling, which ordered the company to sign any collective bargaining agreement reached with C. I. O's steel workers organizing committee.
Identify Amnesia Victim In Santone
BAN ANTONIO. April ll.— T— David K. Andrews, United States consular attache at Tampico, Mex., was under the care of physicians today after he had wandered almost two weeks, a victim of amnesia.
His memory blank, the 28-year-old son of a prominent Chattanooga. Tenn., manu<<-.’rer, enlisted police aid last night. He was identified today through a passport and other consulate papers he carried in a brief case.
Westex I00F And Rebekahs Gather
First Area Meet Here In 37 Years
After a lapse of 37 years the West Texas I. O. O. F and Rebekah association will gather again in Abilene today—site of its organization in 1901,
With fraternalism and social relations between the lodges of the area as the purpose of the organization, the same theme will be carried out In the program today.
Registration begins at 9 o’clock this mo lung at the I O. O. F. hall. Representations from the following towns are expected: Abilene. Buffalo Gap. Ovalo. Guion. Bradshaw, Baird. Stamford, Anson. Merkel, Sweetwater. Blackwell and Colorado.
John Hockersmith. head of the lodge here, will act as master of ceremonies, calling the convention i to orde.- at 9:30 a. rn Following will be the presentation of the Unit-
In a letter to Leonard C Bajork regiona1 director of the labor board, j kj states flag and the Bible by the Inland s attorneys stated the com- Baird Rebekah lodge and the seat pany had "taken no steps to com-1 jng of officers by the Abilene Re ply with the board s order xxx and bekahs.
will take no such steps until the or*
kuo were said to have joined them der has been upheld by the courts.” a few minutes later. *-------- —
Soviet planes chased them away except one Japanese plane which was forced down a mile inside Soviet territory. The pilot, who was seized said he belonged to a Jap-II—(^—Soviet anese squadron from Korea.
Born 30 Years Late
COLUMBUS. Ohio. April ll.—(/ft —Mike Silver war arrested today for "crashing” a red traffic light— w ith a horse and cart.
All of the morning session will ba open to the public, but the afternoon proceedings will be for the organization only. It will begin at 2 p. rn.
A buffet supper at 6:30 p. rn. is scheduled with a memorial service
following In charge of the Abilene Rebekah lodge.