Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 10, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LVI I. AnocliM Nm (AP)
ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY IO, 1938—8 PAGES
Japanese Navy Seizes Tsingtao WithoutStruggle
Burned And Looted Jap Cotton Mills Greet Victors
TSINGTAO, Jan. IO.—(ZP)—The Japanese navy tonight occupied this rich North China port without firing a shot. Landing parties of Japanese marines marcncd in without meeting the slightest opposition.
First of the forces of occupation to arrive was a contingent of 400 marines which landed at Shatzekow, 18 miles from here, and marched in afoot.
Shortly afterward Japanese troop ships entered the harbor and began disembarking additional marines. Five Japanese destroyers lay offshore.
The Japanese posted patrols and began lowering Ute white flags which, in accordance with previous Japanese demands, had been hoisted on Flagstaff Hill and public buildings in token of surrender.
The only signs of Chinese hostility were the acres of dynamited, burned and looted Japanese cotton mills and other properties which the Chinese military destroyed before abandoning the city ten days ago. L08S SI00.000,000
Destruction of Japanese properties was estimated at $100,000,000. It was the signal for the invasion of Shantung by Japan’s land and sea forces now nearing the stage of complete conquest.
The entering marines were supported by naval airplanes which roared overhead in groups of three.
Before the Japanese arrival, a few Americans and other foreigners. on advice of their consuls, concentrated at the Edgewater hotel, outside the zone of possible trouble. But after the peaceful occupation Americans and others returned to their homes. The Japanese pre-
See SINO-JAP, Pg. g, Col. S
PO Resumes Power Confabs Tomorrow
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The White House announced today that President Roosevelt would resume his conferences with private power company executives tomorrow.
Invited to the White House were Daniel C. Green of the Central Service Corporation of Chicago: John Carpenter of the Texas Power and Light company of Dallas, and A. B. West of the Nevada-California Electric Corporation of Riverside. Calif.
For some weeks the president has had intermittent conversaUons with power executives, discussing the possibility of expanded utility construction.
Employes Of City Put On CIO Basis
DUQUESNE. Pa.. Jan. IO.—GF)— Elmer J. Maloy, new laborite mayor. put this city of 22,000 in tile heart of the Pittsburgh steel district on what he termed a CIO union basis today.
The 41-year-old CIO organiser, elected on the democratic ticket last November and inaugurated last week, ordered a 40-hour, five-day week for all city employes, including 66 in the fire, street and police departments who had been working from 48 to 72 hours weekly.
Seventeen additional workers will be employed and the pay of laborers boosted from 62 1-2 cents to 75 cents an hour.
What Is Your NEWS I. Q.?
By The AP Feature Service
Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; SO good.
Answers on page H.
1. Who is this king who kicked out his prime minister?
2. Men of what two nations are planning submarine expeditions In North Polar waters?
3. Which aide made the greater headway in Spain's civil war last year?
4. Have government expert* predicted that 1938's national income would (a) show an increase, (b) make additional taxes unnecessary, (cl or show a decrease?
5. What la the new name ti the former bikh Free Siam
PHOTO OF AN UNWORRIED SUPREME COURT CANDIDATE
The typical Texas calm of Hatton W. Sumners was unruffled. as you can see above, when associates on the powerful house judiciary committee, of which he is chairman, recommended him to President
Roosevelt for the supreme court seat made vacant by the resignation of Justice Sutherland. Although Washington observers did not consider Congressman Sumners nearly as likely to be
appointed as several other prospects, he definitely remained on the list of possibilities. Meanwhile, 8umners, serving his 13th consecutive term from Dellas, did not worry.
VOTE IS 209 TO 188—
House Shelves War Poll
Bankhead Reach Note From FDR Hitting Proposal
President Buys Breakfasts—
ABILENE BOOSTERS CLUB TEES OFF IN INITIAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE. ROLL OF SOO IS GOAL
Ed Grissom slept just five minutes too late this morning.
Ha’* president of the Boosters club, but Ed arrived half an egg behind the most recent comer when membership canvassers of the organization breakfasted today at the Hilton hotel.
Grissom knew the breakfast was to be served at I o'clock, but he arrived a quarter hour later. What he didn’t know was that the group had agreed—five minutes before he strolled in—that the last to arrive should be presented the check for about 20 breakfasts.
Boosters club members, organ-
Mayor WU! W. Hair this morning announced his endorsement of the Boos ten club program.
"I read with interest the objects, ain* and purposes of the Boosters’ club, printed In the Sunday Issue of the Abilene Reporter-News—the program for the next twelve months. I am in hearty cooperation with the program, and will he glad to tender my individual and official services to the Boosters’ club fur Its accomplishment."
ized last September, teed off for their first concerted membership drive at the early morning meeting.
The campaign followed weekend announcement by the young business and professional mens organization of an eight-point program for civic achievement. Goal of the Boosters is 500 members. There now are 118 on the club’s rolls.
Those at the breakfast were divided into teams of two and three, the city districted, and each team
See BOOSTERS, Pf. 8. Col. 3
DENY STRIKE AGAINST
ADMINISTRATION POLICIES BEFORE PROBERS
Du Pont Dies
Wylie Trustees Meet Tuesday
Body Empowered To Call Election Within IO Days
Trustees of the Wylie rural high school district are scheduled to meet Tuesday night for the purpose of calling an election to permit the district to again vote on a $15,000 bond issue, proceeds from which are to be used in the construction of a new high school building.
Bonds for this purpose were voted last June by a majority of more than two to one but last week these were invalidated by the attorney general of Texas on a technicality in connection with the calling of the June election.
According to Tom McGehee, county school superintendent, the election was ordered by the county Judge and the returns canvassed by the commissioners court, the proper procedure for consolidated school districts. However, the attorney general held that Wylie is a rural high school and as such the election should have been ordered by the district’s board of trustees.
Supt. McGehee took ail necessary forms for ordering the new election to Wylie Monday morning. The Wylie board is empowered to call an election within IO days. Judge York states that a 1937 poll tax receipt must be presented by the voter at the new election in that 1937 receipts for 1936 poll taxes are now invalid.
Court Moorings Opon
WASHINGTON. Jan. IO.—Cochairman Amhurst of the judiciary committee assured the senate today any supreme court nomination would be heard in open session.
Nos. A78-101 To A89-350 Drawn By Taylor Co. Autos
License plates that Abilene and Taylor county automobiles and trucks will wear during the twelve months from April I, this year, arrived Sunday, C. O. (Pat) Patterson, assessor-col-lectdr. announced today. The shipment received yesterday contained 11.250 sets of plates, ranging in number from A78-101 through A89-350.
Plates for passenger vehicles have black numbers on a white background. “Texas-1938’’ is the inscription below the numbers. Commercial plates have orange numbers on a black background and farm numbers are black on an orange background.
Issuance of the new licenses will not begin until February I. Truck and auto owners will have until April I to purchase the new license plates, Mr. Patterson advised.
Baouty Is Object Of Tomlin's Affections
HOLLYWOOD. Jan. IO.—(UP>-The object of Pinky Tomlin's affections isn’t Toby Wing or any of those other movie queens with whom his name has ocen linked, but a pretty brunet’s from Ponca City.
The bashful Oklahoma boy. who sang his way to fame with the tune “The Object of My Affections/" revealed today the grl he sang about was Miss Joanne Alcorn, the 1933 “Miss Oklahoma’’ of a bathing beauty contest, and that they’ll be married Feb. 15.
Textile Institute Head Tells Fight Against Slump
WASHINGTON, Jan. IO—(AV-Two business spokesmen denied before a senate investigating committee today that industry was striking: or threatening to strike against admi nistration policies. Both called for tax revision to restore investment confidence.
They were Lamont EHI Pont, the manufacturer, and Dr. Claudius T. Murchison, president of tile Cotton-Textile Institute.
Murchison told the committee his Industry had “opposed with every power at Its command the downward trend of business and resorted to production curtailment only with the utmost reluctance."
Murchison added it could not be charged that the industry “has engaged in any thought, or action, which might be interpreted as indifference to its social and economic responsibility, or hostility to the general national interest, or what has been referred to as a strike against the administration."
Earlier, Du Pont had denied a labor contention that his plan for industry to spend $25,000,000.0000 if government would cooperate with industry was a threat against administration policies.
Citing his testimony that the company planned to spend $35,000,-000 in expansion during the coming year. Du Pont said “I think we are playing ball."
Du Pont told the committee, however, that XL I. Du Pont de Nemours and company was foresee BUSINESS, Pg. «, Col. 4
Dog Law Vote Due For Delay
Judge Says Poll Not To Be Asked Before February
Taylor county commissioners, in regular semi-monthly session today, did not expect to order an election that would make it possible for voters of the county to accept or reject a local option law requiring the licensing of dogs.
County Judge Lee R. York, presiding officer of commissioners court, stated today noon that citizens of the Buffalo Gap community who are most interested In the election will not ask for an election before February. This delay will permit all who pay poll taxes this month a chance to vote.
A petitJon Maned br at least IOO property-holding tax-paying voters of the county must be sumbitted before the commissioners can order an election. Circulation at petitions asking that the election be called is expected to begin soon. They will likely be ready to submit to the court two weeks from today, January 24.
The commissioners devoted all their attention to monthly bills and other routine business matters Monday morning.
A joint county-WPA project for remodelling of the old Taylor county Jail building into offices for use by numerous federal and state agencies was ready to be submitted to the commissioners Monday afternoon. Judge York stated. He believed Its acceptance by the court certain. The project is expected to call for an expenditure of $14,500.
COULDN'T DUCK IT
SCHOOLMASTER REPLACES COP-
Students Study Reading Writin' And Traffic Safety
Harrison Extends Lynch Filibuster
WASHINGTON, Jan. IO— Senator Harrison (D-Missi took up the southern battle against the anti-lynching bill in the senate today by reading to his colleagues a plea from Andrew Jackson for states rights.
Recalling how democrats had gathered all over the nation Saturday night to honor Jackson. Harrison saki he hoped “My democratic colleagues who paid HOO for duck dinners will think about these words before voting on this legislation before us.’’
HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX?
Over 200 ahead:
Jan. IO. 1938......1,573
Jan. IO. 1936......1.365
Nmety-three persons paid their 1937 poll tax over the week end. As of today, issuance of receipts good during 1938 election rear is more than 200 ahead of the total on the same day in 1936, all-time banner poll tax year in Taylor county.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Jan. IO.—(JP) —The schoolmaster moved in today where the policeman couldn’t tread and began to inject gentle doses of traffic safety into the daily round of work at Northeast high school.
There will be no lectures, no maxims expounded from teachers’ platforms.
"Children don’t learn that way," said Miss Plorette McNeese. city curriculum supervisor. “Neither do grown-up*.’’
So today science teachers befan
to tell laboratory students why an automobile skids on a slippery slab and why a pneumatic tire sometimes blows out with fatal effect.
Mathematics teachers expounded on speed ratios and why the effect of automobile brakes decreases.
Citizenship classes wefe told it was socially Immoral to endanger lives by speeding.
English pupils fell to grinding out safety compositions and Jingles like the sad case of Willie, who often did things that were silly; he bought an old ear with brakes balow
par, and now rests under a lily, etc.
“We are trying to teach without emphasis, which would defeat its own purpose, fundamentals of intelligently safe behavior which are equally important to drivers and pedestrians,’’ Miss McNeese said..
The program will be carried ‘on at Northeast for a week. Every school in the state will begin similar work with the start of the midseason semester, using a hand-book prepared by the state department of education.
ABILENE and vicinity: Partly cloudy
and wanner tonight and Tu««day.
Wtat Texas: Partly cloudy xiightly
warmer except in ant rem* weft portion tonight: Tueadav partly cloudy , warmer in southeast portion.
East Texas: Partly cloudy, slightly
warmer in northwest and north-centra! portions tonight; Tuesday, partly cloud.. Highest temperature yesterday ....SS Lowest temperature this momma to
TEMPERATURES Sun. Mon.
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Vice-President Garner’s rather pained grin can be blamed directly on his failure to repeat the coup of a year ago when he arranged with President Roosevelt to dispense with the customary exchange of formal dinners, chiefly because he has an Intense dislike oT climbing into white tie and tails. Muffled and top hatted, you see him above on the way to the White House to be the evening s honor guest.
Pro Grid Game Tickets Ready
Sweetwater B C D. Offers Abilenians Seats In Section
Through courtesy of the Sweetwater board of city development and of Prank Myers drug store. Abilenians are afforded a convenient means of making reservation* for the Jan 23 football game in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas between Sammy Baugh’s Washington Redskins, world’s professional champions, and the colorful Chicago Bears.
George D. Barber, Sweetwater BCD manager, announced this morning Mr. Myers had offered to handle reservations of seats in a block of 209 taken by Sweetwater. They are 92.20s on the west side at about the 30-yard line.
Reservations may be made at Myers. and the tickets will be sent by Barber either direct to the buyer, or to Myers’.
Barber also announced a special train could be chartered from Sweetwater to Dallas, for the game, lf as many as 150 fares are available. The round trip fare on the special would be $3.50.
“We would be glad to have some Abilene people to ride with us lf we do get the train,” said Barber. “In any event, we will be mighty glad to have them sit with us In the Sweetwater section and help his home town cheer Sammy,” Barber added.
Jurist Suffers Heart Attacks
Cardozo Showing Improvement^ His Physicians Report
WASHINGTON, Jan. IO.—t**)— Physicians reported improvement today in the condition of Justice Benjamin N. Cardoso, who they said recently had suffered “alarming” heart attacks.
They declared, however, that the 67-year-old Jurist who has been ill for a month, would not be able to return to the supreme court bench for some time and must be kept "absolutely quiet.”
Dr. John Paul Earnest, Cardoao’s personal physicien, issued this statement late yesterday after consulting with two heart specialists: Justice Cardozo had a severe attack of shingles beginning about a month ago. The acute pain. from the shingles and his tong confinement in bed have weakened th# justice considerably.
“The weakened condition brought on heart attacks of some severity. Hieae attacks occurred on severe I days during the past week and were alarming "While the justice's condition has been critical, he is now showing a slight improvement.’’
Justice Cardozo, readily identified on the bench by his tousled white hair, suffered similar heart trouble in June, 1935, at Rye, N. Y„ but fully recovered. He was appointed to the supreme court in 1932 by President Hoover, and has been (me of the justices most sympathetic to Roosevelt administration legislation.
U. S. Navy Abandons Starch For Bontbar
SAN PEDRO, Calif., Jan. IO.—(AP) —The huge navy force which searched for four days for a missing patrol bomber was in port today, its hunt temporarily, at least, at an end.
Naval authorities made no official announcement whether the hunt has been dropped.
The plane vanished last Wednesday with seven men aboard.
Twelve battleships were scheduled to move out to sea this morning to resume gunnery practice, and it was reported their planes would maintain a lookout for the bomber.
Six Found Dead In Wreckage Of Plana
SALTO, Uruguay, Jan. IO.—iJPy— A Uruguayan rescue party reported today it had found the wreckage of an Argentine military plane that crashed near here yesterday with all of its six occupants dead.
The plane was believed to have carried Eduardo Justo. son of President Agustin P. Justo and five Argentine officers.
Woodley Will Make Producer Of Ordovician Wildcat In Callahan
Woodley Petroleum company No. I Jack M. Flores, Callahan county Ordovician test eight miles southeast of Baird, will be placed on the pump for completion as a producer, according to reports filed this morning in the local office of the railroad commission The test, which found Ellenburger lime pay at 4,323-33 feet, was estimated as a 50-barrel producer showing no water. It was indicated that previous showings of water with the oil had been only acid fluid, the lime having been treated with 3,000 gallons in two stages.
Gas had been increased to a gauged flow of 120,000 cubic feet per day with a boost in pressure of 800 pounds on the tubing.
Ellenburger had been topped at 4,286 feet, after black shale was
logged, and cored to the total depth of 4,333 feet. Seven-inch casing was cemented at 4,293 feet.
Located 660 feet from the south and east lines of the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section 149-BBB&C survey, the test will afford an offset to the east on the Ace Hickman lease if production holds up. It is in the center of a shallow sand pool.
Apparent opener of Texas’ fourth producing area for the Ordovician series, the wildcat is one of four now in operation to seek the Hlen-burger in Callahan county. Ordovician pools have been discovered in Reagan, Crane, Eastland counties prior to this time.
Fifteen miles northeast of Abilene
See OIL. Pf. 8, Ce* 5
Warns Conduct Of Foreign Relations To Be 'Crippled'
W ABHIX OTO N, Jan. IO.— (AP)—The home shelved the proposed war referendum amendment to the constitution today, voting against floor consideration of the proposal.
Speaker Bankhead announced the vote against the referee durn was 209 to 188,
The motion went down to defeat shortly after the house had heard Speaker Bankhead read a letter from President Roosevelt condemning the amendment offered by Rep. resentative Ludlow (D-Ind).
The resolution would have authorized a constitutional amendment, which three-fourths of the states would have to approve, calling for approval by the people in a national election before the United States could declare war.
President Roosevelt and house leaders appealed, before the vote. for defeat of the proposal.
The president warned that it would “cripple any president’’ In his conduct of our foreign relations.
It also would encourage other nations, the president said in a letter to Speaker Bankhead which was read to the house, "to believe that they could violate American rights with Impunity.”
Bankhead left the rostrum to read the letter and to speak against the referendum.
The speaker said:
“I measure my words, my friends, when I say tha^ in my opinion this la the* gravest* quA»Ucqj that baa been sumbitted to the congress since I became a member of the house 20 years ago.”
DESCRIBED Ag ’RADICAL*
He then described the referendum as a “radical and revolutionary attack on the fundamental beala principle of representative democracy.”
“I am unwilling,” he continued, “that my colleagues abandon the judgment of the framers of our constitution and say the people no longer are willing to trust their chosen representatives—or the views of the chief executive of the United States, who loves peace as much as any man in the world.”
Representative Fish (R-N Y) ranking minority member of the
See CONGRESS, Pf. S, Cel 8
Fire Destroys Hamlin Business Structures
$25,000 Loss Is Estimated
HAMLIN, Jan. IO.—(Spl.)—Two business buildings were destroyed by fire here Saturday night and Sunday morning, with an estimated loss Of $25,000.
Cause of the fire, discovered about ll o’clock, was not determined. For a time the whole Main street block from the Farmers and Merchants National bank to the Day Hardware building was threatened, but volunteer firemen were able, through an ample supply of water, to confine the loss to two structures.
Destroyed were the buildings, fixtures and merchandise of the Helpy Seify grocery, the Parker Leather shop and the Idoore barber shop. W. E Dunn am operated the grocery which occupied one building, and the harness shop, run by Mrs. W. A. Parker, and W. C. Moore’s barber shop, were housed in the other structure.
Roof of the Barrow Furniture and Undertaking company was scorched, and there was slight water damage to the Carter variety store.
Lindbargh Reward Veiled In Secrecy
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. IO.—(^V— Secrecy right up to the last minute was imposed by Governor Harold G. Hoffman as he prepared to distribute late today the $25,000 reward voted by the New Jersey legislature for assistance in the arrest and conviction of those guilty of the kidnap-murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.
Hoffman, who goes out of office in a week, has contended the electrocution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann did not completely solve the crime.
Claimants include two auto service statical workers who handled a ransom note tendered by Hauptmann in payment for five gallons of gasoline, bank tellers who identified the note, the negro who found the murdered child’s body, and witnesses at the Flemington trial of Hauptmann.