Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 3, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 3, 1938 —TEN PAGES
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Roosevelt Wains Capital To End Misuse OI Power
YOUNG MOTHER UNWORRIED BY FUROR I Adds Plea For
Veteran Abilene Physician Dies Unexpectedly
Dr. R. P. Glenn III Less Than Twelve Hours
Hundreds of Athenians mourned today the death of Dr. Russell Park Glenn. 65, veteran and beloved physician and surgeon of Abilene.
Ill scarcely twelve hours, Dr. Glenn died at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at his home, 896 Highland avenue. Saturday, he had been in his office as usual, seeing patients all the day and then making calls until after dark. Although he had been suffering for several days from a mild attack of influenza, he had otherwise been feeling as well as usual.
Late Saturday night, he asked his wife to summon a physician. Shortly after 2 o'clock in the morning. he lapsed into a coma, his heart gradually growing weaker. Early Sundav afternoon death came as
Supreme Court Upholds PWA Power Loans
52 Power Project* Costing $84,026,288 Affected By Tribunal Ruling, Ukes Soy*
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.—(AP)—The supreme court ruled today the government could make loans and grants for publicly
owned electric plants.
Secretary Ickes, the public works administrator, said the decision would affect construction of 52 power projects costing $84 026,288 for which his agency had allotted $30,191,044 as loans to be repaid and $21,674,408 as federal grants.
Constitutionality of the government’s activity was challenged by the Alabama Power company and the Duke Power company. They sought to en
DR. R. P. GLINN
gently and quietly as Dr. Glenn had
While his daughters traveled today from opposite coasts of the United States, funeral plans were being held in abeyance. At his home, messages of condolence from Georgia, his home before coming to Abilene in 1915. and from a half dozen other states weie being received by Mrs. Glenn. Scores of friends also were calling at the home to offer her their sympathy and to pay simple tributes to the memory of Dr. Glenn.
From New York. Miss Julia A. Glenn, who visited with her father late in the summer, was en route by train, due *o arrive late Tuesday. From Los Angeles, his other two daughters, Miss Anna Mae Glenn
*e GLENN, Pf. 7, Col. 3
join federal financing of proj-acts in four Alabama municipalities and at Buzzard Roost in Greenwood county, S. D.
SUTHERLAND GIVES OPINION
Justice Sutherland delivered the opinion. He dealt first with the cases brought by the Alabama Power company.
The justice announced no dissent and said that Justice Black concurred in the result.
The court affirmed a decree by the circuit court holding that private power companies had no right to challenge the action of the government in making proposed loans
In his opinion, Sutherland said that the competition with the municipalities was “entirely lawful.'
While the loan,** he continued, “rn i g h t frustrate complainant's hopes of a profitable Investment it would not violate any legal right.”
Saying that the United States court of appeals for the district of Columbia had ruled that no legal or equitable right of the power company (Alabama) had been invaded and the company, therefore, was without standing to challenge the validity of the administrator's act," Sutherland added:
“With that view we agree.”
*Mstioe Sutherland also delivered the opinion in the Duke Power company case, saying the same questions were presented as in the Alabama litigation.
Utility Rate-Making Decision Reversed
Sosebee Funeral Set fit Merkel
ANSON, Jan. 3— tSpD—Funeral for Homer Virgil Sosebee. who died this morning in a San Antonio hospital, is to be held from the Merkel Church of Christ at I o'clock Tuesday. Service will be conducted by Cecil B. Hill of Anson.
Survivors are eight brothers, J. M . Otto, and Frank Sosebee of Anson; George of Wichita Falls. A. C., and O. W. of Noodle, and Ernest and Ollie Sosebee of Oklahoma.
WASHINGTON. Jan 3— (UP)— The supreme court today opened a way to possible reversal of the 40-year-old judicial dictum demanding that reproduction costs be used in evaluating utilities for rate-making purposes.
The court reversed a California federal district court decision setting aside rates proposed by the California railroad commission for the Pacific Gas and Electric company.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3—Pi The supreme court consented today
See COURT, Pf. 7*. Col. 6
Teruel Combat In Final Stage
Nationalist Army Attacks Wavering Loyalist Defense
HENDAYE, FRENCH - SPANISH FRONTIER, Jan. 3.—tin*)—The battle for Teruel reached its final stage today. Spanish nationalists, seeking not only to recapture the city but to shatter the loyalist army, hurled an army of almost World war proportions at the loyalists lines.
It was one of the most terrible of battles. A heavy storm had covered the battlefield with from three to four feet of snow. Under the snow were the bodies of thousands of men, killed in action or, helplessly wounded, frozen to death in the near zero weather.
In the snow floundered scores of thousands of men, under the lire of hundreds of cannon and great' fleets of fighting airplanes whose shells , bombs and bullets splotched theclean whit snow with blood.
On the roads to the rear, tanks, armored cars and supply trains slithered on the ice on their way to the front, endangering their own men on each side of the highways.
For miles back of the lines last night United Press dispatches said, the twinkling camp fires of the troops could be seen as they rested, their feet—often covered only by canvas shoes—to the flames and their faces buried in their mufflers.
The nationalists now were on the offensive. They admittedly had thrown back the loyalists at key points and were confident that the city would be theirs completly within a day or two.
Writer Dies Of Shell Wounds On Teruel Front
Edward J. Neil Third Casualty In Shell Blast
ZARAGOZA. Spain, Jan. 3—<JP) —Edward J. Neil, Jr., Associated Press war correspondent with the Spanish insurgent armies, died yesterday of shrapnel wounds he suffered Friday while reporting the insurgent counter offensive on the Teruel front.
The 37-year-old, white-haired war correspondent failed to rally after blood transfusions, administered at the Red Cross hospital here, IOO miles north of Teruel.
He was the third to die of wounds caused when a 75-millimeter shell struck an automobile in which four correspondents were seated at the village of Caude, five miles from Teruel.
Bradish Johnson. Harvard graduate and correspondent of the magazines "Spur” and "News Week,” was killed outright and E. R. S. Sheepshanks of Reuters (British News Agency), also brought to Zaragoza, died Friday night. Harry Philby of the Times of London was injured slightly.
For a time Sunday Neil had seemed out of danger. He had been given one blood transfusion at Caude before being brought to the hospital here. Other transfusions followed, including one from a Catholic priest who was witli the newspaperman when he died.
Specialists who had done their utmost to save him, fellow journalists, and insurgent press department officials were with Neil at his death He had suffered 34 wounds in his legs and abdomen and fracture of one leg.
Insurgent Generalissimo Francisco, who had telephoned Zaragoza to inquire of Nell s condition, expressed deep sympathy when informed of his death.
KNOWN TO SPORTS FANS
The correspondent, who earlier in his career became known to millions of sports fans for his vivid accounts of sports events, had covered the Ethiopian war and. since May, Spanish insurgent battlefronts.
With the other three correspondents he had gone to Caude for a first hand view of the Uisurgent offensive which resulted in recapture of Teruel in the greatest battle of the Spanish civil conflict.
Twodaysb efore he was injured. Neil had cabled what was to be his last story, telling of successful defense of the Teruel seminary by a garrison of beleaguered insurgents
See NEIL, Pg. 7, Col. 7
Business And Labor Peace
President Discloses Balanced Budget
Out Of Picture For Next Fiscal Year
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.—(AP)—President Roosevelt told congress today that “misuse of the powers of capital must be ended “or the capitalistic system will destroy itself through its own abuses.”
At the same time he called upon both capital and labor to cooperate with the government in working out the welfare of the nation. Both gr jupS, he said, should realize that “power and responsibility go hand in hand.”
Chiefly because of the need of national unity in ending mistakes of the past and meeting the necessities of today, we must carry on,’ ’ Mr. Roosevelt | _ .
said. “I do not propose to let the people down. I am sure the congress of the United States will not let the people down.”
Unworried has caused.
■/Alw the furor she 12-year-old Betty June Lacer is pictured above at her Linton, Ind.. home smiling happily as she fondles her IO I-2-pound sen. She and Thomas H. Chapman, 13-year-old schoolboy and admitted father of her child, were determined
to marry, despite the Indiana law forbidding marriage under 16. Medical records showed that the youngest American mother was ll years old. and that 12-year-old mothers are rare.
Physicians said also that the child should be normal.
40 File Claims For Jobless Aid
Local Bookkeeper First Applicant For Insurance
DETROIT, Jan. 3—(ZP)—'The Ford Motor company today asked the National Labor Relations Board to set aside its finding that the company had violated the Wagner Labor eRlations act.
In a petition filed with the board here and in Washington the company also asked a rehearing.
Norris Asks Senate Investigation Of TVA
'Dissension' Of Directors Basis
WASHINGTON. Jan. 3—iJPi— Senator Norris tOnd-Neb* asked the senate today to conduct a general investigation of the TVA authority.
The investigation would be made by tile federal trade commission, which would seek to ascertain whether "dissension” among directors of the TVA had interfered with the agency’s operation.
Tile study also would be designed to go into any efforts of private utilities to hamper TVA operations.
Thecommission also would study litigation which has been brought by private power companies to procure injunctions against TVA operations.
Author Unconscious After Auto Crash
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 3.—(fP>— Frederick Hazlitt Brennan. 35. Los Angeles, noted author, remained unconscious in a hospital here today, his skull fractured in a New Year's eve automobile collision near Wickenburg, Ariz.
His nurse said his condition was • not good” this morning.
Mrs. Brennan was cut and bruised.
Two Aguila, Ariz., women were killed in the collision.
A bookkeeper. Dessie Jane Olover of Abilene, was the first of the forty applicants for unemployment compensation who had filed
Injuries Claim Putnam Deputy
Hold Funeral For W. F. Short At 2:30 Today
BAIRD, Jan. 3.—(Bpi.)—Funeral for William Frederic Short, 49, Putnam deputy and popular Calla-their ban county rancher who died Sun claims with the Texas employment• day In a hospital here, was to service before noon today. Her ap- beld at the Putnam Methodist
Texas Holiday Death Toll Increases To 24
Highway Wrecks Write 14 On List
Anson Man Hurt In Auto Mishap
ANSON, Jan. 3— iSpl)— Milton Marks, Anson gasoline agent was seriously injured in a bus-automo-blle crash near Ft. Worth late Saturday. He was in a Ft. Worth hospital today suffering from internal injuries, possible skull fracture, fractured nose and minor cuts.
Marks was en route to Venus, where his wife and one-year-old son had been spending the holidays with her parents.
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Joan, Flying West, Not To Attend Father's Funeral
Funeral for Thomas E. LeSueur, father of actress Joan Crawford, will be held at Laughter funeral home at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. W. C. Ashford, pastor of South Side Baptist church and Rev. F. M*. Warren, pastor of the First Christian church will conduct the services. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
So far as could be determined, his world famous daughter, in New York with her husband, Franchot Tone, at the time of her father’s death will not be present for the funeral. An Associated Press dispatch from New York stated that according to her husband the actress left by plane tor California last night and her plans “didn’t include stopping at Abilene for her father’s funeral.’
If Miss Crawford does decide to attend the funeral It will be necessary for th* westbound American
» JOAN CRAWFORD Airlines plane to make a special
stop at Abilene for her convenience. Airport officials had not been notified of any such plan late this morning.
Mr. LeSueur died at 7:30 Saturday morning of cerebral hemorrhage. He had been a resident of Abilene for 30 years. At the time of his death he was living at 1833 South First street with his second wife, the former Maude Stout. For many years a plasterer and contractor, he was currently employed by Balfanz Construction company.
Pallbearers are Marvin Engle, Ray Scott, Nolan Todd. Avery Todd, Everett Wallace and Charles LeSueur. Survivors include a son, Hal Hayes LeSueur of Los Angeles; a granddaughter, Joan Crawford Le8ueur of Los Angeles; two sis ters. Cora LeSuein, Los Angeles; and Mrs. Charles Stephens of Nashville.
By The Associated press.
Violent deaths from traffic accidents. gun wounds, and burns Sunday sent the total for the new year holiday week-end in Texas to 24.
All but seven of the number died from injuries received in highway wracks.
Tile toll increased by six Sunday. Doctor L. L. Starkey, 62 and his wife, 58, Harlingen residents, were killed in an automobile collision near Harlingen. Juan Ozuna. 27. of near Edinburgh, was killed when struck by an automobile near Edcough, and two men died at New Braunfels from wounds received rn a gun fight.
At New Braunfels Justice of the Peace Ben Faust said murder charges would be filed in connection with the deaths of the two, whose names were Alberto Alvarez and Valentin Valdez.
Luisa Rodriguez. 12, died at Fort Worth'from burns received when kerosene exploded at her home.
Jack Collins. 44. of Plainview, died of injuries suffered in accident Dec. 30. James French. 52, of Woodville, Okla.. was injured fatally in a wreck near Denison, and W. J. Maxwell. 65, Orange contractor, died of hurts he received in a crash near Orange.
plication along with the others which are filed during the day will be sent immediately to the Austn be sent immediately to the Austin compensation commission, according to H. L Maufrais, district manager of the employment service.
“As to whether or not the claim will be granted, or the length of the waiting period before the compen cation will be granted, we know,” said Maufrais. “In an;.’ event, whether the application is granted or denied, she will be notified as soon as action lstaken on it.” Meanwhile the applicants are registered with the employment service and an effort is made to locate jobs for them.
“We’re expecting about 50 or 60 claims to be filed today’’ Maufrais added, “but of course we have no idea as to how many will come in or the average number of applications we will have on hand.’’
Miss Olover had been registered with the emoloyment service for some time before January first and a number of other claimants were also registered with the service before the compensation went into effect.
All claimants must have been employed In a covered occupation for a specified number of weeks in 1937.
church at 2:30 o'clock this after- I noon.
The Rev. J. A. Scoggins of Loraine and formerly of Baird, Methodist pastor, was to officiate, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Morris of Putnam.
8hort was Injured December 26 in a car accident IO miles east of here and was brought to a Baird hospital. He was foreman of the Janie Hall ranch. Previous to be-don't I coming a deputy sheriff, he was special officer for the ranchmen of Callahan, Shackelford and Taylor counties.
Short was bom Nov. 26. 1888 and spent his early childhood days in Wise county.
In the message which he delivered personally to a joint session of the house and senate the president disclosed that a balanced budget is out of the picture for the next fiscal year. He said, however, that his budget estimates would show a further decrease in the deficit.”
For international affairs the president projected a policy of peace “in a world where stable civilization is actually threatened.” But he declared ’ that in this day of undependable treaty obligations “on the port of others” this nation must be “adequately strong in self defense.” "World peaoe through international agreements," Mr. Roosevelt said, "is most safe in the hands of democratic representative govem-ments—or, in other words, peace is most greatly jeopardied In and by those nations where democracy has been discarded, or h*s never developed.**
The message, one of the longest of the administration, totaling about 4,000 words, covered the whole field of major legislation for this session. as wen ax buRtnem policies and international affairs.
ASKS WAGE-HOUR BILL Principally Mr. Roosevelt asked for revival of the wage and hour bill, which was shelved by the house during the special session; enactment of the government reorganization bill; final action of the “all-h- I weather” farm bill now pending be-fore a Joint house-senate committee; continuation of the “none-shall-starve” relief policy; maintenance of necessary government functions unimpaired; expansion of purchasing power to a point at which taxes will produce adequate government revenue; modification of taxes without reduction of income.
Radio chains spread the message across he nation and transcriptions and translations were made for broadcasts over the world.
While he urged the adoption of many business reforms Mr. Roosevelt said there were specific limits to the extent government could go in effecting them. He stressed the necessity of cooperation between
42nd Body To Probe Reported Poison Scattering
BAIRD. Jan. 3.—<Spl.)—Funeral for Mrs. Tawdy Lonis, 83. was held at ’he Presbyterian church here at 3:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon with the Rev. W A. Walker of Merkel, officiating. Burial was in the Baird cemetery.
See FDR, Pf. 7, Cot I
P. O. Receipts Gain
SWEETWATER, Jan. 3—Postal receipts for Sweetwater in 19371 showed an increase of >5.610.52 over 1 the previous year, according to Mrs, Thelma Bowen, postmaster.
FDR May Fish Off Texas Coast Again
AUSTIN. Jan. 3.—(AP*—President Roosevelt may fish off the Texas coast again next. summer.
In Washington last week. Governor James V. Allred invited the president to visit Texas gulf waters as he did last year.
“He talked very favorably,” the governor said.
S'water Building Permits Ara High
SWEETWATER. Jan. 3—Building activity in Sweetwater for 1937 was near a 6-year record, and permits exceeded those issued in the previous year by $12,071, according to City Secretary W. H. Whaley. The total permits amounted to $167,830
The outlook In business construction is brighter for 1938 than any time since 1929. Already plans have
First grand jufy of the new year was empanelled here Monday morning by Julge M. S. Long upon convening 42nd district court for an eight week session.,
Other than -routine instructions issued grand jurors. Judge Long cited only one specific complaint that the court wished them to investigate—that of reported promiscuous scattering of poison in the Buffalo Gap area. The court stated that citizens of that community had complained to him of poison being thrown about their prefises, resulting in loss of dogs, chickens and other animals.
The court reminded jurors of thew- important service to the city and county as representable* of law enforcement, churches and schools.
C. R. Pennington was appointed foreman of the grand jury by th# court and Frank J. Hobbs was named secretary. The jurors met immediately after hearing the court's charge, selected bailiffs and began their investigations.
According to records of TTieo Ash and Hollis P. Scudder, justices of peace of precinct one and two, respectively, only minor criminal charges are scheduled to be taken up by the grand jury.
Examining trials records of the two justice courts disclose that five have been ordered tyeld for grand jury action on drunken driving charges, two for auto theft and one each for assault to kill, house breaking. burglary and disposing of mortgaged property.
Carried over from last term are 45 cases on the criminal docket, several of which have been set for trial at specific dates during the current session. The docket lists 13 indictments for child desertion, IO for driving an automobile while Intoxicated, six for forgery, four for burglary, three for felony theft, two each or theft of cattle and robbery and one each of swindling, exhibiting gaming table, perjury, theft of chickens and disposal of mortgaged property.
Judge Long will cal! the docket for the current term Tuesday morning and set trial dates for special cases. The remainder of this week will be dovted to litigation of the non-jury docket, pleas of guilty and other non-contested suits.
Grand jurors for the current term are: C. R Pennington, Abilene, foreman; Frank J. Hobbs. Abilene, R. T. Gray, Merkel; E.
been announced for construction of j secretary;
a $5,000 bus terminal. Two new ( K Kidd Tuscola; J. B. Lovett, Abi-
*' lene; F. C. Hughes, Abilene; Vernon
business houses on south side of square to be constructed, and several present buildings are to be repaired.
7,822,912 TO 10,870,000—
Administration Studies Figures In First National Unemployed Count
Hudson, Merkel; J. H. Parramore, Abilene; George L. Foster. Abilene;
A. Yates, Ovalo; W. V. Harris. Mer-
See JURIES, Pg. 7, Col. 2
1938 Political Drive Underway In Nolan
SWEETWATER. Jan. 3. — Tile 1938 political campaign has started off in Nolan county with a bang.
Already six candidates have thrown their hats in Hie ring. The first official announcement was by Zollie C. Steakley, Jr., for district attorney for the 32nd district. George Outlaw is serving in that capacity at present.
Others are Sheriff Tom Wade, reelection; Mrs. G. W. Cochran, county treasurer, re-election; Jim Weatherby for county school superintendent; Mrs, Myrtle Robertson for district clerk; and N. D. Reeves for constable.
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WASHINGTON. Jon. 3.—(ZP)—Administration leaders surveyed the unemployment problem anew today in the light of census figures that between 7.822.912 and 10.870.000 Americans were out of work in November.
John D. Biggers. Ohio glass manufacturer who supervised a voluntary registration of the unemployed. said the number out of work had increased since the count was made.
The Biggers census and surveys made by the works progress administration and other agencies will form the basis of decisions on the future of federal relief.
Biggers said 7,822,912 persons, returning cards distributed by postmen, signified that they were out of work and wanting employment. A house-to-house canvas of certain “test" areas showed this report to be 72 percent complete, and thus the higher figure of 10,870,000 persons actually unemployed was projected.
State totals showed, in general, that unemployment was less in the middle-west than elsewhere.
Of the total reported wanting work in Texas, 163.223 were males and 66,031 were females. Reported working at WPA. NY A, CCC or other emergency occupations were a total of 76.355, of which 55,643 were males and 20,712 were females.
Although census officials did not attempt an immediate analysis of the figures, one said informally thav occurrence of larger numbers of jobless in the south was affected by a large percentage of unemployment among negroes.
“Many people consider themselves unemployed who are financially not compelled to work,” said Biggers “Irrespective of their need, when they seek employment, they enter the labor market and compete with others who have jobs or vitally need jobs. They are therefore a factor in the unemployment problem though they may never seek relief
Gats Nose Skinned In Wild Auto Ride
BAIRD, Jan. 3.—(Spl.l—J- Bark Cowan of Tahoka, who yesterday stayed with a light automobile in wild rile across ditches, creeks and finally a 66,000 volt live wire, today is suffering only # skinned
nose. . .
He left the highway while traveling at a high rate of speed to miss arhat he thought was a kid riding a tricycle on the highway. The car rumbled across a creek and into a high line post. The post was splintered and a “hot” wire broken, cutting off power here for 20 min-
utes. . .
Investigating officers reported that no children were playing in that vicinity and that the man “was seeing things.”
U. S. Ragging Silver
WASHINGTON, aJn. S.—(UP)— TheUnited States treasury will maintain today unchanged the price it pays for silver in the price paid for domestic silver, it was learned on highest authority. The world price recently has been between 44 and 45 cento an ounce,