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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 20, 1938, Abilene, Texas wm Tmhas9 d®mm Wbt Abilene Reporter -Bettie S N /r) \|10 •WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES,WE SKETCH WORLD EXACTLY AS GOES,"-ByronVOL LYM, NO. 275.    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    SUNDAY    MORNING,    FEBRUARY    20,    1938.    TWENTY-EIGHT    PAGES    IN    THREE    SECTIONS CidUi Pirn (UFI PRICE 5 CENTS Long Marooned Soviets Taken From Ice Floe Radford Firm Employes In Annual Session ITALIAN DEAL’ PRECIPITATES CRISIS - - British Cabinet Break Imminent Mr s. J. M. Radford Main Speaker At 'Memory' Dinner By RICHARD O. MASSOCK MOSCOW, Feb. 19— (AP)—Two sturdy icebreaking vessels smashed through a field of pack ice IO feet deep today and rescued four Russian scientists with their valuable records and equipment from a drifting ice floe camp off the eastern coast of Greenland.    .    _    _ The rescue just two days short of nine months after the towns in three states, took a stroll ’    — -    -     —- “down    memory’s lane’’ last night PIONEER DIES with Mrs'J R*d,ord- Employes of the J. M. Radford Grocery company, gathered from 26 four men were established a dozen miles from the North Pole, ended a unique odyssey in which they voyaged over more than 1,000 miles of arctic seas on a raft of ice. 3 MILKS OF ICE The icebreakers Taimyr and Mur-man battered their way through three miles of jammed ice and picked up Ivan Pnpanin, 45, chief of the camp, and his three colleagues—Eugene Federoff. 28, astronomer, Peter Shirshoff, 34. marine biologist, and Ernest Krenkel, 34. their radio operator. The two vessels had reached striking distance only after days of maneuvering against shifting fields of ice and tricky arctic currents. Along with the men and equipment, the rescue party was bringing back meteorological and hydro-graphic records compiled bv the scientists in their hazardous vigil through the long arctic night data to help the Soviet union in plans to establish regular transpolar flights from Russia to the United States.    » HELPLESSLY DRIFTED The campers had hoped to remain near the pole for a full year of scientific research but a shift of their icy camping ground during the polar summer launched them on their long voyage, powerless in the grip of arctic currents. Their home had been a ten by six-foot portable shack, fur-lined against the bitter cold. Their food was mostly concentrated, the meat of 5.000 chickens and milk. Sausages Festooned the interior of their '•home.'’ Forgery Suspects Arrested At Waco HULL ASSAILS ENEMIES OF . TRADE AGREEMENTS POLICY Forgets Mild Manners To Hit At 'Barrage Of Sinister Propaganda' DES MOINES, Iowa. Feb. 19.— 4s)—Secretary of State Hull lashed out tonight at opponents of his trade agreement program. The usually soft-mannered, quiet-spoken member of the Roosevelt cabinet was emphatic in saying: I “You and the rest of our people have been subjected to a veritable annual meeting of Radford execu- barrage of sinister propaganda designed, for narrow and selfish reasons, ACC Opens Bible Lectures Today Houston Minister Will Launch 21st Annual Progam HEIL! HERR HITLER SPEAKS She was introduced as the first clerk and bookkeeper of the firm at a dinner which climaxed the J. A. BOYCE Former Abilene Grocer Expires James A. Boyce Succumbs After 3 Weeks Illness James A. Boyce. 79. resident of West Texas for 54 years and a veteran pioneer retail grocerman, died tives, department heads and as sistants, and branch house managers. Their wives joined the grocery house men for the dinner at the Hilton hotel, at which 104 persons were served. Tables W’ere banked with flowers. Guests besides employes were representatives of various brokerage and jobbing houses. RADFORD TOASTMASTER Omar E. Radford, president of the wholesale firm and son of its founder, was toastmaster. There was only one address, the short talk of Mrs. Radford. Remainder of the program was devoted to introduction of guests. Each was presented in a two or three-sentence sketch in which Radford traced his acquaintance with the individual. Some dated back to 1903. Mrs. Radford, affectionately called “Aunt Bessie" by her son, pictured Abilene life and business in the earliest days. She recounted how today's huge organization had developed from a retail store es-! tablishment in 1883—so small that pans and tubs and even meat were hung from tile ceiling. OLDEST* EMPLOYE The “first and oldest” employe, now chairman of the Radford board to wreck the most important policy which our country can pursue to promote ids economic well-being and peace.” “DEK EAT OIE EFFORTS” Speaking before the national farm institute, he charged that: “In their unholy zeal the propagandists have over - reached themselves in the falsity of their assertions and have defeated their own efforts.” Thrusting at opponents who charged he was in effect “selling the country down the river," and was bringing unemployment to labor and damage to industry and Twenty-first annual Bible lecture-agricuiture, the secretary of state ship at Abilene Christian college said: •To be violently atacked for steadfastly adhering to the one and only course of action which is certam to remove the most dangerous obstruction that can be be thrown in the part of our export trade is an incredible bit of irony.” He warned farmers against attempts which he said were being mane "to mislead them inte helping predatory interests preserve their own privileged position under embargo tariffs—to the injury of the farmers themselves and of the nation as a whole.” will begin today with a lecture at ll o'clock by A. Dewitt Chaddick of Houston, who will speak on the subject, “Jesus of Nazareth, Gods Gift to Humanity." The general theme of the program of lectures, which yearly attracts hundreds of members of the Church of Christ from many parts of the United States, Is "Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” This evening at 7:30. Cecil E. Hill of Anson will speak on "Christ, Our Savior.” WEEK LONG Lectures will be given throughout the week at ll a. rn., 3:15 p. rn. and WACO. Feb. 19.—(AP—Police Chief last night about 7x30 o'clock at his home four miles west of here on the Merkel highway.    s Death came following an illness middle, Mrs. Radford said she selected many of the household furnishings for her first home  ______ ________________h«*e. C. C. Maxey said complaints were of ai>out three weeks. After 35 years At the end of the first year’s filed today against two suspects in M an Abilene grocer, Mr. Boyce re- business, the store showed a proforgeries in 17 Texas towns and two tlred severai years ag0 and m0Ved fit of $500, Mrs. Radford still New Mexico towns.    to his farm where he was living at; treasures some of the firm s books Two complaints charging forgery time of his death.    I    for the early years. and pa^Inc were filed against Mr Boycf ^ ^    <    BEGINS WHOLESALE Georg e Dc I a ne y and one a*, .n.. hm ^ Washington. Ark., and came A few years later Radford en-Edfiie Cooper.    , to Texgs Jn im He mgd<, hJj.    homf    tered    the wholesale business.    After Tovwns    where • or*"i*a    Inear    Abilene and    ever since    that    ^ree    year’s drouth, Mrs. Radford reported    were    | time    has been a    member and an    said-    ^e wholesale house was    “car- Tvler, Beaumont. Fort Worth, East fcecretary Hull argued that his of directors, told dtanVr gues"ts th,t j    Moroni axemen!* with other 7.30 p. rn. with no lecture Monday Her naUons promote trade, trade pro- ------ -----J    -**—“*"* motes prosperity and prosperity promotes peace. He replied to the argument that she re- trade agreements result merely in a stock increased imports without any corresponding advantage for exports, citing 1937 figures flowing that imports increased by $661,000,000 she came to Abilene in 1886. husbands stave was at First and Oak streets, on the same property its Abilene house occupies today. J. M. Radford’s store, lated, was opened with valued at between $750 and $1,000. From a 10-cent counter down its afternoon. Round table discussions on ‘Tile Grace of Giving" will be conducted at 9 o'clock , Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. and programs by the fine arts department of the college will be given Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons at 3 o’clock. The A. C. C. Mother and Dad'i Eyes and ears of an anxious world turn to Germany today, where Adolf Hitler will deliver his much-publicized address to the Reichstag. His declarations are expected to go far toward defining more clearly his intentions in central Europe. over 1936, while exports increased idub is scheduled to meet Thursday land. Taylor. Austin. Jefferson. Victoria, Greenville. Vernon. Wichita Falls, Robstown!, San Antonio, Corsicana, Waco, and Roswell and Hobbs. N. M. Cold Loosens Grip On West Texas Cold weather was loosening its grip last night on Central West Texas, but the mercury at midnight again had dipped below freezing The 12 o'clock reading was 31 degrees. Minimum temperatures for the two preceding nights were 27 degrees. It cam? after a day in which fruit men of this area had cnarged nearly half their crop off the books as loss after hard freezes Thursday and Friday nights. Hoping against hope, they awaited warmer weather to determine more definitely full extent of the damage. eider in the Central Presbyterian church, here. Funeral will be Monday at 3 p. rn. at the Central Presbyterian church. Other arrangements were incomplete last night He is survived by his wife, and five children. The children are Edward Boyce. Alycemaye Boyce, Price Boyce, and Mrs. W. C. Mingus of Abilene, and Ward Boyce of Childress. Also surviving are one brother George Boyce of Merkel, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. rying" three - fourths of West Texas on its books. Stress of times cnce sent the couple to New York ; city to secure financial backing on Wall street. I She concluded with a tribute to I her husband, quoting one of his remarks in later years: “I deal in boys. My ambition is to train boys." All of Radford's 26 branch houses were represented for an annual conference, held throughout the day at the Grace hotel. $850,000,000. State Not Ready To Try Pat Adams Case District Attorney Bob Black said last night that the state would be unable to try Pat Adams, charged with rape, when it is called in 43d district court Monday morning. Black said the complaining wit- : ness, a former Abilene high school j girl, was out of the .state and would be unable to return to Abilene for the trial. Trial of Adams has been continued until Monday from February 9. when it was first called by Judge Milburn S. Long. Black at that time moved for continuance because of absence of the complainant. A venire of 125 men ha.s been summoned for the trial. Brady Pioneers Die BRADY. Feb. 19.—Joint funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Triplett, McCulloch county residents for 20 years, will be held here Sunday afternoon. Mr. Triplett, 56, died Friday and Mrs. Triplett, 59. died today. Boti! had been ill irom pneumonia. Search For Rodessa Tornado Dead Ends RODESSA. La.. Feb. 19 —/P— Rescue crews abandoned the search for tornado victims tonight after a long day's futile plodding of muddy lowlands. Weary national guardsmen, boy scouts and volunteers felt satisfied they had thoroughly combed the twister's path and any additions to tile list of 20 known dead would come from hospitals quartering the nearly two score injured. The Weather Dental Society Officers Reelected Fair and Regular quarterly meeting of the 17th congressional district dental society was held last night at the Wooten hotel with the president, Dr. M. T. Ramsey, in charge. All present officers of the society were re-elected for the remainder of 1938. They are Dr. Ramsey, president; Dr. J. J. Reese, secretary-treasurer and Dr. A. J. Wim-bw»r ot 8W'HnUr. vtce-prwldent I comparable' Christ—W. D. Bills APII.FNF. AND VICINITY: — arnvr Minrini. M FST T: VAS: Fart Iv flood), warmer In mirth and (antral pnrilona Sunday; Monday partly cloudy. FAST TIA.AS: Fair and vvarmor sunday; Monday cloudy, warmer In nnr(h».i*t portion. <,mtlr variable wind* on the e<>a*t. OKLAHOMA: Cloudy and warmer Sunday: Monday cloudy, rain or anoa In north** cut. warmer In cav! portion. NEW STEVIC O:    I    nettled    Sunday    and afternoon at 2 p. rn., and the annual meeting of the board of trustees of the college will be at 2 p. rn., Wednesday. THE PROGRAM The program for the lectureship is as follows: Sunday, ll a. rn.—Jesus of Nazareth. Gods Gift to Humanity—A. Dew’itt Chaddick—Houston. Sunday, 7:30 p. rn.—Christ Our Savior—Cecil E. Hill—Anson. Monday, ll a. rn—Christ. The Fulfillment of Prophecy—Melvin J. Wise—Big Spring. Monday. 7:30 p. rn—The Virgin Birth of the Christ—Glenn Wallace —Cleburne. Tuesday, ll a. rn—The Sonship of Jesus Tested—J. P. Sewell—San Antonio. Tuesday. 3:15 p. rn—Christ, a Teacher Come from God—Hulen Jackson—San Saba. Tuesday, 7:30 p. rn—The Mind of Christ—C. M. Pullias—Longview. Wednesday, ll a. rn.—Jesus, the Manifestation of God in the Flesh —Roy Lanier—Fort Worth. Wednesday, 3:15 p. rn.—The Sinless Life of Jesus—W. W. Otey— Crane. Wednesday, 7:30 p. rn.—Historic Evidences of Jesus as the Christ— Charles H. Roberson—Abilene. Thursday, ll a. rn.—The Proof that Jesus Is the Christ—C. C. Morgan—Odessa. Thursday, 7:15 p. rn.—The In- TENSE WORLD AWAITS HITLER'S EPOCHAL REICHSTAG ADDRESS Weighty Words Of Der Fuehrer May Fix Courses Of Many Chancelleries By LOUIS P. LOCHNER BERLIN, Feb. 19.——Germany tonight set a brilliant, stage for Adolf Hitler's announcement to a tensely listening world of the next steps to bring all German-speaking peoples Into the Nazi orbit. The third Reich made the most elaborate preparations of it* history so all Germany and as much Ruler Pf Irmporatiirr y rMrrdav ; EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS ASPERMONT.—Aspermont Methodist church will celebrate its fortieth anniversary March 2. CROSS PLAINS.—Project show for Cross Plains FFA chapter will be held Saturday. MERKEL.—Merkel FFA livestock show’ has been postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 23. BRADY.—FFA and 4-H club boys of McCulloch county will vie for $200 in prize money in their annual show Wednesday. MUNDAY.—The Munday Lions club will sponsor the Texas state A. A. U. basketball tournament in the local school gym February 24, 25 and 26. Red River Overflows CLARKSVILLE. Feb. 19—4>iP»— Damages estimated in the thousands of dollars were caused today when the Red river inundated many acres of rich farming land in the »*"■ 7*:4«. northern part of Rer River county. A. M. ?# ..... SO ..... so ..... HOI R ....... I ......... - r. m. .... 41 .... 40 so ..... 20 ..... ....... ft ......... 2S ..... ....... 0 ......... . .. . SO 37 ..... ....... 7 ......... 2!* ..... .... S7 St ..... ....... » ......... . .. . 3# .** ..... ....... IO ....... 37 ..... ....... ll ..... • •.. Noon 40 Midnight . . . ... ffl WI* he* t amt lowrvt tempera ut rr« Iii It tit. >e»terda>. 41-27: »an»e date a year S«4t*et yev'erdav. (t:78: 7:1(1; non vt today. 6:30. aunii.ve today, $5 OF $1500 NEEDED— First Contribution Made Toward Fund To Purchase New Abilene High Band Uniforms Rural Schools Vote To Consolidate EULA, Feb. 19.—Residents of Eula and Enterprise school districts voted today to consolidate their schools. In Eula district the vote was 50 for and none against consolidation, while Enterprise voted 29 for and 28 against the combination. Enterprise, a two-teacher school will be absorbed by Eula, effective probably at the beginning of the next school term. Waco. Thursday, 8:15 p. rn —Jesus in the Heart of the Earth—T. H. Etheridge —Huntsville. Friday, 11:00 a. rn.—The Resurrection of the Christ—John T. Smith—San Angelo. Friday, 7:30 p. rn.—The Christ Today. Our High Priest and Mediator—G. C. Brewer—Lubbock. There was $5 yesterday in the Eagle band uniforms fund. It was the first contribution toward the $1,500 more which Abilene high school bandsmen need before they can strut in new' suits at the tinstate band festival here this spring. The donation was made by W. A. Bynum, father of R T Bynum. Eagle band director. Ids receipt was acknowledged at a Saturday SNYDER.—Band Parents club of morning meeting of a band par- the Snyder schools is sponsoring a play, February 25, to help pay for Tiger band uniforms. COLORADO.—Grand Lodge of Texas, A. F. and A. M, districts 78 and 79. will hold a zone meeting in Colorado March 9. COLEMAN.—Coleman county 4-H and FFA clubs will hold their annual livestock show Thursday. First Christian church will hold Its annual fellowship supper Wednesday. ents’ association committee. The committeemen met in the home of Mrs. C. C. Stewart, president of the band parents* organization. Other members are Russell Stephens Ben Gray, Mrs. W. R. Snow Mrs. Morgan oJnes and J. E. Spaulding. Death of Mrs. L. D. Chnme, however, caused cancellation of a play from which proceeds were to have gone into the uniforms fund. Weed, died Friday night at Big Spring. She was to have played the feminine lead in the play, which was to have been presented bv the Home Builders class of the South Side Baptist church. Another benefit performance will be the concert to be played by the school bandsmen in their own behalf. It will be presented in Mid-March the date yet to be announced. Futher means or raising funds will be discussed at a Tuesday night meeting of the band parents’ association. It will be held in the high school library. One speaker will be Mrs. Morgan Jones, who will recount how many times In recent years the band has been asked to appear at various civic functions and on goodwill tours. Not only parents of high school bandsmen but those of elementary school band members as well have Iron Lung Fund Surplus Pays For Baby Incubator Check for $357.65 was drawn yesterday on the Iron Lung fund, to pay for the new baby incubator and oxygen therapy unit Just installed at Hendrick Memorial hospital. The check was in payment for the equipment, casting $351. and for freight charges of $6.65. This expenditure split the Iron Lung fund surplus almost exactly in half, leaving a balance of $356.35 on deposit in a local bank. The Iron 'Wild West' Train Robbers Sentenced LAS CRUCES. N. M , Feb. 19 — (A*)—Henry Lorenz, 22. and Harry Dwyer, 27. were given prison terms of 50 to 75 years by District Judge Numa Frenger today on their picas of guilty to second degree murder for the train robbery death of W. L. Smith, El Paso, Tex., switchman. Fogie Youth Shows Champ Hereford At Tuscola FFA Event Class Of Animals Exhibited Deemed Best In History By HARRY HOLT TUSCOLA. Feb. 19—A. E Fogie Jr. won top honors In the annual Tuscola FFA project show' today j when his Hereford calf won the championship. Judge R. M. Mtlhollin of San i Angelo, who also judged the event j last year, praised the work being done by agriculture student* and said this year's calves were far ahead of those of previous years. H. B. Williams showed the first place medium weight calf that lat- i ne was awarded the reserve champ- ; ions hip. He also showed second place calf of the heavy class. La-Hayne Robbins had the champion lightweight calf. Edward Rarthert showed a Poland China barrow to first place and grand championship of the hog show. Bert Young won the fat lamb class with a Ramboulllet mutton. D. C. Cox, local agriculture teacher. was in charge of the show. The boys exhibiting animals will show at Abilene in the West Texas Boys Livestock show and rodeo, March 1—3. Winners in the various classes follow: Heavyweight calves—first. A E. Fogle Jr.; second. H. B Williams: third. A. E. Fogle Jr.: fourth. Norris Andrews; fifth, Frank Latta; See TUSCOLA, Pg. 9, Col. 3 Eden Threatens Resignation As Breach Widens Chamberlain And Foreign Minister In Policy Dispute LONDON, Feb. 19—(AP) — Anthony Eden, standing almost single-handed in the British cabinet against c “deal” with Italy, was reported reliably tonight as ready to resign a* foreign minister in a break with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Absence of Eden from the cabinet would strike a severe blow to the national government’s sunport. “The White Knight of Geneva,’* who refuses to be swerved from the League of Nations way, commands strong conservative backing that might split the country’s dominant party. CABINET MEETS TODAY One reliable source reported two conservative cabinet members, Minister of Agriculture William Morrison and Walter Elliott, secretary of state for Scotland, had stated flatly they supported Eden, leading to a belief they would resign if the foreign secretary quit. Eden's breach with the prima minister dwarfed even the tremendous issue that caused it—proposals for an agreement with Italy that might be construed as British submission to Fascist strength following so quickly after Reichsfu-ehrer Adolf Hitler’s deal with Austria. The cabinet was held virtually on an emergency basis. It recessed th* I first full meeting on a Saturday since the abdication crisis with instructions to return for an even rarer Sunday council. Immediately after Hitler's pronouncement in the Reichstag. DEVELOPMENTS SECRET Official circles declined comment on what happened at today's meeting which had been scheduled to take up the bargain with Rome, Germany's “Mittel Europa” dreams and Frances appeal for action to thwart them. Reliable observers, however, said It would cause no surprise if Eden had opposed an “any price” settlement with Italy alone against the cabinet’s “old hands”—Chamberlain. Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir John Simon. Home Secretary Sir Samuel Hoare. Lord Chancellor Viscount Hailsham and Sir Thomas iViskip. minister few: coordination of defense. Thus far, there was no evidence that the ministers had reached K decision either on France s appeal, on a settlement    with    Italy    or    had solved    Britain’s    own    crisis    at    one of the gravest moments in Europe* past-war history. Hitler's heralded speech tomorrow, it was believed, would have a vital bearing on this aspect of the crisis, possibly inducing the cabi-the famous Krupp    works    would    net to    submerge    its differences    for from private    hands    to    po6-    * solid    front. Henry Long Dies FORT STOCKTON. Feb. 19 — i/P)—Funeral services for Henry M, Long, religious, civic and business leader of West Texas for nearly three decades, were planned her® for tomorrow afternoon. Wheat Insurance Fund Is Set Up $100,000,000 Is Available For Use WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.—<£>'— Payne, Jack Mills, Oswald Cole, Secreeteary Wallace created today of the world as willing could listen tomorrow to Hitler's closely-guarded speech to the Reichstag. MI < H SPECULATION Will he demand again fulfillment of “drang nach osten’’—expansion to the east—which his book “Mein Kampf’ forsees? Will he emphasize anew Germany's demand for colonies or will he hint at economic penetration of the entire Danubian basin as the way out of Germany’s problems of over-population and a dearth of raw materials? The answer to tnese and other critical questions was the subject of endless speculation in the chancelleries of Europe. Military circles looked to Hitler to declare the Reich would take over the entire German armament industry, but no official confirmation was forthcoming. Thus even pass session of the Reich. CZECHOSLOVAKIA NEXT? News Czechoslovakia besides Aus- I tria and Hungary officially will broadcast Hitler’s speech seemed another step toward realization of Hitler’s dream of ’'the union of all the German race.” With the rich Saar basin again a part of the Reich, with the ostensibly "free” city of Danztg taking orders from Berlin, and Aus- See HITLER, Pf. 9, Col. 7 Rule C-C Elects RULE. Feb. 19.—(SpL— H. R. Glass was elected president of the Rule chamber of commerce this week. Directors selected are W. D. W. O. Smith, and J. W. Arrington. P. H. Campbell, secretary several years, resigned and his successor will be named in a few days. Something New Under The Sun— MAYOR DECLARES PANCAKE DAY IN ABILENE There have been drama day, dollar day, navy day, fire prevention week, health week, childhood week, clean-up week— innumerable observances. Now Abilene comes along with Pancake Day. Its all in the cause of milk for undernourished chil- Mrs. Chr&ne, the former Margaret»been Invited. Lung was bought last October and dren, and Mayor Will W. Hair paid for from subscriptions by the probably has the distinction of be-people of Abilene and West Texas, ing the first public official in the whose response was so liberal a sur- United States to proclaim Pancake plus of $714 was left. Tile incuba- Day. tor, Uke the respirator. ail’ be kept The day comes Friday, February permanently at the local hospital 25. date of the pancake supper for use without cast an any infant which the Kiwanis club Is staging needing such treatment.    to boost the Parent-Teacher milk fund so that children in need may have milk through the remainder of this school year. Mayor Hair in his proclamation calls on “every citizen of Abilene who loves pancakes or his fellowman to support this cause by the purchase of tickets." His full proclamation follows: Abilene, Texas February 19. 1938 TO THE CITIZENS OF ABILENE: Whereas, there are many children attending public schools Iii th- city of Abilene who are undernourished; ar$d Whereas, the Parent-Teachers Association of Abilene has undertaken to raise funds for the pur-I chase of milk to be delivered free to such undernourished children; aud Whereas, their efforts have not raised funds in an amount sufffi-dent to furnish all of such children the milk they need for the balance of the school year; and Whereas, the Kiwanis club of Abilene is sponsoring a pancake ; supper to be held at the Crystal Ball room of the Hilton Hotel from 5:30 to 7:30 p. rn. on February 25, See MILK FUND, Pf. 9, Col « a $100,000,000 federal crop insurance corporation to offer wheat growers insurance against losses from droughts, floods, hailstorm^ insects and other natural causes. Acting under the new' farm law, he named as directors of the corporation M. L. Wilson, undersecretary of agriculture; Jesse W. Tapp, assistant administrator of the agricultural adjustment administration; and R. M. Evans! assistant to th® secretary’ of agriculture. The insurance to be offered growers in more than 1,300 wheat counties on their 1939 crop will constitute the first attempt of th® government to protect farmer® against losses from crop failure® caused by factors beyond their control. Under the new farm law, growers taking out insurance will pay their premiums in wheat, or cash equivalent. Each farm will be given a premium rate in terms ot bushels of grain rather than in dollars. based on the production record of the farm and county. ;