Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LVII, NO. 326. AmrUlM f’rtaa (APIABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 14, 1938.—FOURTEEN PAGES
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Abjiene's Part DESPITE NATURE of president’s request-
In Annual Witt High Senators ShunFD’sPlea For Profits Tax
_ Chinese Storm Jap Centers To
WHITNEY KEEPS #H EADS UP' TO LAST
Bristling Show Planned By Group To Get 39 Meet
Largest, mo^t representative and most spectacular participation by Abime at the April 25-27 convention of the West Texas chamber of commerce at Wichita Palls that the city has ever presented at a WTCC meeting was projected last night.
Preliminary plans were discussed in a long session at the Wooten hotel of an all-cfty committee named Tuesday by President J. C Hunter of the Abilene chamber of commerce. A thorough discussion of the project was had and it was agreed that Abilene needs to register more people for the convention. in advance of it, than any other city aside from the host city.
Abilene is inviting the 1939 convention, That was considered sufficient reason Abilene should have a record relegation. Abilene is headquarters city of the WTCC and the committee felt it should show its appreciation for that designation by contributing more than any other town to success of this year's covent ion.
This is what needs to be done, the committee decided, and figured roughly it would take $1,003, counting registration fees of $1 I each, to do it:
1. Register in Abilene, Friday
and Saturday of this week several _____
hundred persons. The $1 fee en- |
whom he may present his badge, ASKS COMMITTEE APPROVAL—
to all events of the three-day convention program; shows, group conferences, g e n e ra I sessions dances. Registrations will be sold here for members of bands to be ' taken.
PI \N MOTOR! ADK
2. Organize an Abilene delegation to attend the convention Tuesday j —the second .day. Mayor Fiorello H LaGuardia of New York City j will be the principal speaker that; day, It is planned to have Abilen-ians go in a motorcade closely enough organized to have local I cars and buses stop near Wichita Falls and enter the city in a column
3. Raise, in addition to advance j
registrations, money to hire needed j buses and pay for two meals for , members of the McMurry Wah j
While a small time felon shields his face with a bundle as flash guns pop, Richard Whitney (center), to whom he
is shackled, holds up his head as he is hustled through a crowd at Grand Central station In New York on his way
to begin serving a 5 to 10-year term In Sing Sing. Whitney, five times head of the New York Stock Exchange, pleaded guilty to grand larceny.
FD Tells Plans To Solons
Aid Program To MEXICO REPLIES STERNLY TO ~ Congress Today BRITISH EXPROPRIATION NOTE
Reinforcements Rushed To Beaten Japanese Army
By LLOYD LEHRBAS
SHANGHAI, April 14 — iThurs-day)—(ZP)—Generalissimo Chiang
Kaishek's advancing Chinese legions were reported today to have stormed two Japanese central front strongholds In an attempt to force the invaders into continued retreat.
Chinese, who sent word they had surrounded the walled cities of Ylhsien and Esaochwang, had high j hopes their warrior hordes would defeat Japanese again before reinforcements could arrive from | Japanese bases to the north.
1,500 JAPS KILLED The reports said Chinese troops had killed 1.500 Japanese in a battle at Tsaochwang and thwarted JLj Japanese attempts to reestablish communications between the two beleaguered cities.
Ylhsien is 25 miles north of , Taierhchwang, where Chinese last week routed a Japanese advance unit thrusting through southern Shantung province toward the vi- j tai Lunghal railroad Tsaochwang is 13 miles still farther to the j north west.
The three cities had been taken by Japanese attempting to con
HARRISON AVERS LEVIES MUST BE KILLED TO HELP BUSINESS
SEN. HARRISON (See (tory to right)
Roosevelt Asks Retention Of Taxes In Letter To Conference Committee
WASHINGTON, April 13—(AP)—Senate tax leaders rebelled tonight against a strongly-worded request from President Roosevelt that the principle of the undistributed profits tax and a graduated levy on capital gains be retained in the new revenue bill.
Chairman Harrison (D-Miss) of the senate finance committee said, despite Roosevelt’s letter asking retention on these house-approved taxes, senate conferees would insist they be eliminated.
A congressional conference committee now is seeking to adjust differences between house and senate versions of the tax bill.
' I believe the repealing of the undistributed profits tax
and the modification of the,— *
capital gains tax, such adopted by the senate, business,’’ Harrison said.
The Mississipian himself had made public earlier a letter from the president—which some legislators said was unprecedented—reviewing arguments for these levies and asking their retention.
“HELP TO BUSINESS*
Business will be helped, not hurt, by these suggestions,” the president said.
The repeal of the undistributed profits tax and the reduction of the tax on capital gains to a fraction of the tax on other forms of income strike at the root of fun-CHIHUHU A CITY, Mexico, April damental principles of taxation
; Ask US Action In Bombing Arrest
American Held For Slaying Of Juarez Mayor
■j"”" Rebel Drive To Cut Realm Gains
Loyalists Fight * Hard To Thwart Insurgent Aims
HENDAYE, France, at the Spanish Frontier. April 13.—(ZF—The Insurgent campaign to pinch off Catalonio from the rest of government territory gained steadily today, despite sterner resistance throughout the northeast Spanish war zone.
Only in the central sector, where the insurgents were trying to hokl a precarious position across the Se-
Appropriations Group Mum After Hearing Proposals
MEXICO CITY April 13.—JR—
In vigorous but polite language British Ambassador yesterday and Mexico told Gres- Britain tonight made public today, disclosed the the expropriated properties of Mexican government refused to Aguila (Royal Dutch Shell> Oil admit Britain's right to make dip-
Waht&ysee girls' drum corps, the T'J'L '':5 V’ , ^
Abilene high school band, the -‘den* Roosevelt, ready to ask
company wciild not be returned.
quer the Lunghal area separating 13.—<£*>—Intercession by the state J The two levies which the presi-Japanese-occupied portions of department at Washington was dent defended had been criticized
north China and the Yangtze river asked today for William N. Fink, vigorously by many business
valley. ; American mining company execu- I *pokesmen as contributing causes
REPAIR RAILWAY i live who was Indicted and impris- °f Hie present bu loess slump.
Janane.e worked r#v*rtehiw to on*d Mexican authorities in After the president s letter had $re fiver from Balaguer, did gov-
repair the Tlentsin-Pukow railway connection with the Apr.: I bomb been made public, house democrats
line over which reinforcements abacination of Mayor Jose Bor- 014 the conference committee as- 1 ar- 'l$e ln the flj hung,
from the north must come But unda of Juarez. sorted emphatically they would To the south near San Mateo
while repairs were made on one Fink, vice president of the Magu- *tand by bul whk* s arm*
section. Chinese said Chinese arichic Mining company, la- held ! *cuJ.d maln the controversial through the last range of
Te*t of th. not,, delivered to th. ^ ^ Mr teW «• 11, th. CWhu.hu. .ryorrvn A Ch*«
tiary today at the ordet' of At- Fl"T ADOPTED defenders hark ♦ o th# ni«m« in
tomey General Lomeli Kuaregl. until? I front of the Mediterranean port of
A request for U. S. Investigation P„J __^ d I'5 * Vinaro*.
was made upon Secretary Hull by
Hardin-Simmons Cowboy band, the I J"*"" » .. and relief
th# AhUma nhrUtian Pnllpff# Wild- i Ttedl> totaling $2,750,-
000.000. laid the details of his pro-
the Abilene Christian College Wild cat band. With all four groups, totaling about 200 members. Abilene probably would have the largest representation of musicians any one town has had at any WTCC convention in years.
Russell S. Stephens was deslgnat
gram before members of the congressional appropriations committee today and asked their approval.
Whatever approval was given was j understood not to have been unanl-1 mous, for among those who attended was Senator Glass *D-Va>,
cd chairman of a sub-committee on I chairman of the senate appropre
Church Charter Member Dead
Mrs. Mary White. 79. only remaining charter member of the Central
finance by General Chairman E. tiona committee, who has been an Presbyterian church, died yesterday
..... 'afternoon at her home. 202 Grape.
She had bren iii some time.
Funeral will be Friday at IO a. rn.
H. Moore. Members of the sub- : outspoken critic of large govern
committee are Mmes Ellis Douthit, ( ***cnt expenditures.
J. M. Radford and R. A, Maddox,1 Asked by reporters if he was sat
Ann Moore, Howard McMahon. C. ’ “fled with the president's program, at the Central Presbyterian church
D. Knight. Max Bentley, Victor i Gla&s replied; with tho Rev. E. B Surface, pas- i thnneht tM/>n4nn“’mi.KU.1
- - Kurtei folio™. tnought london might lend
Behrens. Bob Cannon, This com-I “You will' see when I vote on it.” ^°r* oilheating: Burial will follow
mittee will meet a; 9 a. rn. today MESSAGE THOROUGH m ;hc family lot in the local cemc
at the chamber of commerce to Senator Barkley, the democratic ter5- . ..
organize the work and conscript | leader, told reporters after the con-i Born Sept 29. 1857. in Tunnel _,_C_p!.fPey cis,_were. ta*fn- to
lomatic representations in behalf of the company. The British government had demanded the properties be returned.
“Even on the assumption that numerous British investors and pery much interested In the situation In which the company finds itself.'’ the note said, “the latter is a Mexican enterprise and therefore defense of its interests does not appertain to a foreign state.” j
There was no immediate indication of what further steps Brit- I ain might take.
In view of the Monroe doctrine, the use of force obviously is out j of the question, but observers
port to the efforts of the 17 American and British companies, I
At last night s meeting, three attendants, subscribed $50 each
Hill, Ga., she came to Texas in
close world markets to' Mexican
“We discussed with the president 1875 and located in Brown county °1,I~;^Lhin8 ,they have thus far ie message which will be delivered near Brownwood. In 1878 she was _ ‘ _. m do.ng.
CIO-AFL Break Final; Lewis To Form Union
WASHINGTON. April 13 — (APi—C. I. O. traders derided today to brrak finally with the A. F. of L. and form a perm -nent labor federation of their own.
John L. Lewis, C.I.O. chairman, announced this decision following a two-day conference with his labor union associates.
Some labor leaders concluded it presaged a labor war that might even be longer and more bitter than the struggle between the A. F. of L. and the Knights of Labor in the 1880‘s.
As the first step toward forming a new labor federation the C. I. O. members voted to hold a constitutional convention next fall.
uxd ‘rmp aemnl Arana as forces, only 14
Fink's wife, living in El Paso, who _ ‘ a* yap‘ al 8a1™* miles from Vinaroz, were pushing
described the indictment of her uncompromising attitude of eastward with the object of dis-
h us band as “absurd” th* COd:teT*ts to tal* ot numbering Catalonia ana tho
REPORT TO WASHINGTON In T, »nd enactment of no Spanish capital city of Barcelona
* bll‘ ar aR- Tn ca**a The ex- from Valencia, Madrid and all the
L*e Blohm. American consul, said isling levies would be continued. government territory lving to the
a complete report of Fink s deten- -----------
Hon was sent to Washington. He Believe Crnwlpv Hee
said the American engineer was . . J* , bi . arrested when Efren Escobar, also New Deal Blessings
indicted, told authorities he sent
south and west.
PROGRESS IN NORTH
Equally important insurgent gains were reported in the north*
em sector of the 160-miie battu
to start the fund; this to go for tomorrow as soon as boti) houses man'ted to Benjamin Franklin Best Mexican note re-asserted the
registrations for bands and their traveling expenses. Contributors were Mrs. Radford. J. C. Hunter
and C. M. Caldwell.
Lumbermen Urged To Build Small Houses
DALLAS, April 13—<£»>—Small houses were described as the big business of the lumber industry today as members of the Texas association in convention here were urged to concentrate on the small heme field.
S. Lamar Forrest of Lamesa, retiring president, told the group “there is no doubt the building of small homes, casting under $5,000 offers lumbermen their biggest opportunity.”
Carle Locke of Beaumont was elected president succeeding Forrest and Beaumont chosen as the 1939 convention site.
meet. I can't discuss the details and lat€r ,he couple moved to San government's intention to pay in-
wlth you, but it will cover the whole Angelo. Mr. Br.^t died there in demnification and declared “the
subject:' I1883- Two children were born to , republics capacity to pay is a real A- 'Tax DnHnor'
The message containing the pres- the couplc- Ro>’ d>cd March 1 ad certain fact.” 5 ° UU9B
ident’s recommendations—generally I ^ and Frankie Best died
expected to include $1,250,000,000 for |when an infant of 11 months, work relief and $1,500,000,000 for! In 1908 Mrs. Best married T. A. the construction of heavier public White at Petersburg, Texas, near works—is scheduled to go to the! Plainview. They moved to Stam-
capital at noon tomorrow. ; ford where they lived several vears.
WASHINGTON, April 13—up)— front, just below the French bor-The question of whether the na- clar.
tion administration was supporting * In Barcelona, the Spanish gov* Karl A. Crowley, postoffice depart- ernment rallied fighting manpower ment solicitor, in his bid for the bv calling three more draft classes governorship of Texas arase today lnt« service, affecting men of 18, Crowley resigned today. The re- , 31 and 32 years of age. signation would take effect April Government troops hammered
19. away for the third successive day
Some observers believed Crow- *n ,he sector between Balaguer and lev received what might be an ad- L/erWa- 14 miles to the southwest, leased. This is in accordance with ministration endorsement. In Post- in an. to force insurgent
Mexican law. master General Farley's letter ac- t>ac^c •■cross the Segre
cepting the resignation, was the WASHINGTON. April 13.—tJPi— ; sentence;
The state department telegraphed “You have now. and will always Ambassador Daniels at Mexico have my very best wishes for your City tonight to interest himself in continued good health and your the case of William N, Frink, vice----——-—
Ship Crew Members
the bomb to Boronda at Fink's request.
Eugenio Csballero, Chihuahua City banker, voluteered tonight to furnish bail for Fink, but the amount had not been fixed by the court.
Judge Elias Oaxaca oraered presentation of evidence against Fink within 72 hours or the prisoner re-
Search For Torture Killers At Standstill
Envoy Urges United Pan-American Front
MIAMI. Fla , April 13 —<>P>-Wil-bur K Potter, business manager for the Florida estate of the late ■ Col. E H. R. Green, tostfied today
president of the Maguarichic Min ing company, Chihuahua City, Mexico.
, the multi-millionaire paid only fed-
.... .. , . . . „ im*,. M I yrWLK, Peru. April 13—.Ti—Unit- , eral income taxes and State Comp-
The president intends to follow Mr. Whir died July 4. 1916. at the cd States Ambassador Laurence A troller said he was a “professional
up this communication wr,h an ad- nome of a daughter, Mrs. Irene Steinhardt tonight urged that tax dodder '
dress to the public by radio at 9:39 Potts of Anson. He was buried 1 American nations present a united V wi#™.™
p. rn tomorrow night. Ta is will be , there. Mrs. White lived in Peters- front against old world “predatory Lf the L^nitld S»a2s sSre me court
his first ‘fireside chat in five bur& until she moved to Abilene. forces'' seeking “new or lost bields , ^be united states supreme court. east texas h.*.Cv Th«r«ai»
KUBU* a PM which hi, op | Throughout her hfr .she a corn,,.CV “*“* th. S.'SSi "SMkTt STSie
position brought about the defeat | member of the Presbyterian church I In a broadcast to Latin Amhran I^g._ »r
WASHINGTON. April 13—irT —
EL PASO. April 13.—(/Pi—Activity was at a virtual standstill to* night in the investigation of the murders of Mrs. Weston G, Frome of Berkeley, Calif., and her daughter. Nancy.
Sheriff Chris Fox turned to the
across the Rio Grande from El Paso on the strength of a report the
T« # ar*,. . inquiry to determine the legal
, a ^ a i — I n a broadcast to Latin American resldenr# nf Green who died in
of such lmpori&nt measures as the When only 16 years old she became nations on the occasion of Pan- I loxa
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McMurry Student To Leave Hospital
James Yeager, McMurry college freshman, will be released from the Hendrick Memorial hospital today, doctors said last night. The youth was considered in a critica lcondi-tion last week due to a throat infection following a tonsillectomy. His father, Fred J. Yeager of Derrick City, Pa., arrived last Tuesday to be at the bedside.
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member of tho church in Tun- American day he asked that public York and Tews cath claims a $5- r™*T>
T , ti * # , iT1 mXl °f her 63 'pars in the .opinion of the western hemisphere I (^ooo inheritance tax on fbi Tl^
In usually well-informed cong! es-; church. 52 were as a member of the be marshaled against “those who Green estate Tt»or#4ajr. warm*, rn day.
sional circles It was expected Boose- Abilene congregation She had out- believe the law-of the jungle i<' - - _
velt. in his message and speech, i lived the eleven others of the char- man's destiny,” f *i pi*
would return vigorously to the bat- tor grout"). — - ------jailors IvCICOSCu
El,f0r,Khl: ■««-,, ineu- Surviving arr o„(> sister. Mrs J Admits Guilt r.Al vrsTON Anni Ii ».
table that whatever he might say c Huffmih of Fort Worth- ,h«. GALVESTON, April 13 — r —
would be weighed In th, milt ol the nephews./™- hoi.uton ,, „ - Tw»ntr-«« tonner member* of the |
fact .hat the biennial congressional Fort w.W<& Ftiv H Itn^n J, hoTl huTeru" fSi . Crew of thp No S S' B,nns-
elections are approaching. w uo Huffman of bmg bi.terly, Lester R. Woodall. • committed to jail here March 16
The president signed into law to- Dora ’ and Katharine Hnmp of nlearirl^uihv ^ br^er' lof‘ay under t*rms of a trcaty of 1867 afltr
day the first measure of his new Waco Pranki^ mid Hazel H^n# of hon' wtSi tn ? ?' J* CX f fhey launch<v<1 a «Jt-down strike on
recovery progr.m-.egWat.on »u-1 Tucson™ “Mrs”^' "wL '* bSSS WIP while It
today Robert Pinson and Andrew
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traivsport Chaumont, had confess- ^om"; acquainted' wi'th
w«5t ti:vah: far.u rioudv. renter in 0 *° Ht’r:nPUn8 to smuggle nar- tWQ men in a Juarez, night club
•r.i portitin i ; i od., p«rth con s into the United S ates while stopping her. en route on
Pinson and Hovarth were ar- their motor trip east, rested when the ship docked at a night club employe identified
San Francisco Monday. Eighty- pictures of the women. Fox said,
one tins of smoking opium were and told the sheriff they danced
seized, agents said
with two men who introduced themselves as fellow Californians.
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CHIHUAHUA CITY, Mex., April 13.—f.T>—State police sought today a dark automobile, from which license plates had been removed, in an effort to capture assassins of Gabriel Chavez, former mayor of Parral.
Angel E. Ponce, district attorney of Parral, 120 miles south of here, reported to state authorities that Chavez was shot yesterday by five or six men who passed him in the car as he was driving alone in his ov, i automobile. Seven bullets struck Chavez.
thorizimr the Reconstruction Fi- h«k- ' ‘"‘I »**» rim nemexe of scrap iron at Texas City for Japan.
nance Corporation to make $1,500.- ! Abilene “ M1X011 ot j ?rCpha™’ J?°r‘d of1 waa set i released today at the request « *"d.y“i i.%un^n4.r*^V in Cisc0 and attended college in
000,000 of long-term loans for in- • by U‘ S" Commissioner Capothers. of the Norwegian government. 8*"H,e ,”d•, fi'"' So,,s'* t<HU> aw..—#
dustry and public works. ~ :
n,ihe%no^Iaf:rP«Won^5° CONFEDERACY LOST FRIEND 73 YEARS AGO—
its previous limit. It also enables the corporation to make loans to cities for self-liquidating public works projects.
Local College Ex On Ft. Worth Council
^ „ ST PAUL. April 13,—.'/Pi—A de-
FORT WORTH, April 13.—»T mand for $100,00 accompanied by Orwllr E runstill, oil lease broker, a threat against the life of W. P. was elected a member of the city Kenney, president o." the Great council today. Northern railway for failure to
His election filled the last remain- comply, was revealed today througli mg vacancy on the council which, sources investigating the extortion for the first time since last Septem- note. ber 6, has nine members.
The new councilman. 34. was born
Clerks Hotly Protest Rail Consolidation
HOUSTON. April 13 IV-Chair-men of the Western Regional association o ft he Brotherhood of Railway Clerks broke up their convention tonight In protest to anp proposals to consolidate railroads and railroad terminal facilities.
H. W. Harper, of Houston, vice president, said the adjournment j came in anticipation of a general I meeting of the four regional belies of the brotherhood in Chicago, possibly within two weeks. i
DAUGHTERS OF SOUTH RECALL WITH REGRET ASSASSINATION OF LINCOLN
Bv FINIS MOTHERSHEAD
It would not be amiss for sons and daughters of the South to wear mourning today.
Seventy-three years ago a broken and impoverished Confederacy lost its truest, kindliest and most influential friend.
He was Abraham Lincoln, war-time president of the United States,
And though he was loader of forces which had scarce finished crushing Southern secessionists, Lincoln was a man whose assassination meant ad
At least three Abilene women, all true daughters of the Confederacy, recall what his murder meant. f
One is Mrs. Martha A Floyd, a native of Dallas county, who observed her 92d birthday last March. She lives with a daughlt ter. Willie M. Floyd, at 1841 South Fifth street.
Abraham Lincoln, she recalls, had rather intimate connection with her husband's family, He was still in quest of his limited education when he cut and hauled the now
famous rails which paid in part for Lincolns schooling. The work was done for Nathaniel Crosby Floyd, her father-in-law. who lived near Barge-town, Ky.
“He would have had some mercy on the South. It was Lincoln's plan, you know, to pay their owners $300 for each of the slaves he had freed; and he wanted to pay for all property which had been confiscated by the North during the war.
“We thought that he was killed by his own minions. They
had elected him because they thought he was weak and a
catspaw. Then they couldn’t work him. He proved stubborn for what he thought was honest.”
Mrs, Floyd was 14 years old when the War Between the States began. Both the man who later became her husband and her elder brother bore arms in behalf of the South.
Thomas H Floyd went “acrass the river” (the Mississippi1 to enlist. Friends and relatives did not see him again for four years. He was married Septem
ber 3 1865, to Alice West—only a fewp months after Lincoln’s death. Their wedding took place at Cochran's chapel, nee Dallas. Her brother was John R. West, whose son by the same name lives in Dallas today.
“The South did wrong to secede,” Mrs. Floyd thinks. “It should have stayed in the union to fight for its rights.”
There’s an unreconstructed flavor, also, to her views on present-day politics. Roosevelt she consider an able president.
bee LINCOLN, Tg. 14, Col. 4
Mohair Loans Okehed
WASHINGTON, April 13 - T -The agricultural adjustment administration announced today approval of loans up to $3,000,000 to mohair growers to help them market their 1937 and 1938 clips.
Sentenced To Life
CORDELL, Okla.. April 13 —T-v Marlon Lamer, 35. Dill City churchman and town councilman was sentenced to life imprisonment tonight for hammering his wife to death on their 15th wedding anniversary.
Seek To End Strike
NEW YORK. April 13.Negotiations to settle the first strike in the history of Ringling Brothers-! Barnum & Bailey circus were under way tonight as the big show opened its third successive performance behind picket lines.