Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1938, Abilene, Texas
VOL LVI I, NO.-245'.- "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRONDS OR'FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Longest French Cabinet Crisisv Since War Ends New Government, Formed Socialist Member PARIS, Jan. Camille Chautemps tonight suc- ceeded In forming a new govern- ment composed principally of radi- cal-socialists, ending the longest French cabinet crisis since the world war. Tlie question of continuation of the 19-month-old people's front, coalition of leftist parties, remained undecided, however. The premier, whose resignation early Friday created the crisis, was assured socialist support for his new government In the chamber of deputies. But (he socialists, who participated tn Chautemps' preced- ing government, did not take posts In the new cabinet. Their communist allies in the people's front decided to await a ministerial declaration of policy in the chamber Friday, then "to judge by the government's program" whe- ther to continue supporting Chau- temps and keep the people's front intact. MAJORITY SURE Even If the communists vote against him Chautemps appeared sure of a parliamentary majority with the votes of the socialists, ra- dical-socialists, and two smaller in- dependent left groups. The ladlcat-sodallsts. long the parliamentary keys of succeeding governments, again predominated 18 of the 20 full-ranking min- isters chosen. The new cabinet was presented quickly to President Albert Lebrun in the Elysee palace. The official cabinet list: Ministers of Fros- sard and Georges Bonnet; foreign Delbos; bert Sarraut; Cam-, pinchi; national defense and Edouard Daladier; ambr'e; Bertrahd; Marchan- deau; public -le; Chapsal; educaUon-rJean -Zay; Bamadler; Cot; 'Steegj. com- Gen tin; Rucarl; v Robert Lassalle; merchant marine Elbel. NEW TITLE One of the cabinet changes con- sidered significant was created of new title for Georges Bonnet, the retiring finance minister, who be- came minister of state "for coordi- naton of finances and the national economy." Building And Loan Ass'nReelectsAII Officers, Directors All officers and directors of the Abilene Building and Loan associa- tion were rcelected Tuesday at its annual meeting. C. W- Gill again is president of the association. Other officers are O. E. Hadford and T. P. Davidson, vice-presidents; N. L. Loving, secre- tary; and J. W. Turner, treasurer. Also directors are C_ W. Bacon, C. M. Caldwell, W. J. Fulwller and H. O. Woolen. Gill expressed optimism for future growth of the association. "We feel very he said "for pros- pective savings In.lump sums, other Investments n.nd development of loans." Directors were elected at a gen- eral meeting of stockholders, and the directors in turn chose officers of the building and loans assocla tion. Its customary four per cent divid- end was declared by the association December 31. Investments are pro- tected up to per person by the Federal Savings and Loan Insur- ance corporation. Parliament Dissolved BUCHAREST, Jan. Carol dissolved parliament to- night and ordered, new elections to enable Humania to express appro- val or disapproval of the antl-seml- fic, semi-fascist policies of Premier Oclavian Goga Weather. r.lr HJUICC el tcmpfra'arr si A. M. MOIR 5.1 I M............. in e; 11 Xoon 11 Mltlnl.kt m. >r t-rd.iy. rinle r. M :W I! n 7 Mrs. Clark about 54 and Mrs Inn- otte .about -55. The fornier-residents of-Post HUSBAND, SOW TO ANSp.V 'The Arison funeral- home con- tacted N. J. Lanotte. in' Post, last night, and he aricTa son were en route to Stamford t_d -thel bedside Set ACCIDENT, Pi. J, CvL 5 DEBTS DUE- CLEVELAND, Jan. A United Statea district court took control of historic Erie railroad to- day under the tederal bankruptcy aot. I road, reporting it expected to be unable to meet approximately In debts due between Jan. 1 and March I, sought (he action as a way out of Us dilemma. EFFECTIVE FEB. Judge Samuel- H. West signed the application four hours after It was filed, making operations subject to court approval pending appoint- ment of one or more trustees Feb. Abilene, S Voter Show Dotes Some SWEETWATER, Jan. Many Sweetwater business men and livestock breeders today expressed disappointment upon learning dates Of the Abilene, spring rodeo and boys' livestock show had been set for March 1-2-3, because the dates conflict with the annual Nolan- FUher boys' livestock show. The local show, for which dales were advertised several months ago, draws entries from Nolan and Fish- er counties only. The staging of the Abilene rodeo on March 1-2 will, however, prevent many people in those counties from attending it. The Nolan-Fisher show will be held March 1 and the auction March 2. Col: Earl Gartin will be auctioneer. On March 3 he will serve at the Strlbllng Hereford sale in Fisher county and on March 4 at the Nolan County Hereford Breeders' association sale in Sweet- water. FUIDA' ZL'LFIKAK Ballet Russe Draws Largest Crowd Of H-SU Artist Season Leonide Masslne, Alexandra Dan! lova and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo brought the 1937-38 season of the Hardin-Simmons artist course to a climax last night when the largest crowd of the season viewed their second performance here ii the last two years. Massine leaves the company rv-b. I. and a loss of immeasurable pro- portions It will be. But the Ballet Russe Monte Carlo wiU still have Danllova, who offstape is a charm- ing woman, and on stage is the I carnation of grace. Highlight ot the evening for many o( the members of the audience W the second number on the pro- gram. "La Boutique Fantasque of j the "Fantastic Toy in which Masslne Danllova took thclead- fng parts of the Can Can dancers. H was the only comic ballet pre jcntcd. I The other two, "Le Lac Des I Cygnes" and "Prince Igor" were coi- i orful, lovely things, but It was "The I FantASlIc Toy Shop- that seemed I most popular. Musical background for the ballets was capably provided by the Ballefi own symphony under di- rection of Antal Doratl. The perfor- mance here last night was the onlj i one to be given by the Ballet Russe I btivwa Erie Railroad Takes Bankruptcy As Way Out 14. He ordered ale to submit a fin- ancial slatement by April 18, and to make monthly reports thereafter. In its petition Erie said It owed between Jan. 1 and March 1 and said Us net cash bal- ance Jan 15 was Cash from all sources through March 1 was estimated at to pay operating expenses and taxes esti- mated at HO.C13.495, "so that esti- mated amount available [or debts due and to become due during that period will be approximately 51 790." The bankruptcy action focused new attention upon all railroads which are seeking Increased freight rates to offset a. sharp drop In earnings. C. O, RFC CLASH The action also brought into relief a dispute between the Chesapeake Ohio railroad, holder of a con- trolling Interest In Erie, and the Reconstruction Finance Corp. RFC, already Erie's creditor to the extent of refused the road a year-end loan of unless C. P. guaranteed repayment or help- ed Eric put up sufficient collateral. This the C. O. declined. Perfect Stock Auction Setup Central Market Established For .Sale Each Week' Announcement was made Tues- day by Charles M. Carter, formerly of Scottsville, Kentucky, that the Abilene Livestock Auction commis- sion would hold its first weekly sale January 27 at South Fifth and Pecan streets. Organization of the commission was afternoon with Carter-as president and gen- eral-manager and number of Abi- lene businessmen serving as silent partners. The commission will be a central market place for the handling of all classes of livestock for auction. Plan followed, unfamiliar to resi- dents of Oils section of the coun- try, has. been found successful In the midwest. Itor handling of stock, the com- mission will receive a fixed on a sliding scale according to the elie of the deal. SIMPLE. raOCEDUKE simple, as out- by: Carterl will bring livestock to the commission' ware- house and, register them, beginning each.day (Thursday) at t k. m. Be- ginning at 1 p. m. the slock will be sold at auction, and the sale price, minus commission, will be paid U the consignee. The project has been approved by the'AbUene chamber of commerce county igtnt's office, and the Tay- lor County Agricultural association Farmers in a recent group meeting Indicated approval of the plan. LEASE THORNTON BARN Deal was closed Tuesday between Carter and E. L. Thornton for a lease on' the big livestock barn on South Fifth and Pecan streets own- ed by Thornton. Carter, who is here with a young- er that his older'son and his private secretary. Acy Brashear would came here from his former home, Scottsvllle, Ky., within a few days. Later, Carter Indicated, his family will move here. Other than his sons and secretary Carter said he would hire assistants living in Taylor county. Nearest commissions of the sort are at Vernon, Lubbock and Brownwood. Troops In Battle At Panay Sinking Scene SHANGHAI, Jan. and Japanese forces were reporled locked In bit- ter battle today along the Yangtze rtrer near where the United States gunboat Panay was sunk by thi Japanese a month ago. Chinese said two reinforced col umns had arrived in the vicinity 01 Wuhu, 25 miles up stream, and were pressing the Japanese hard for possession of the important rive port. They said Japanese hud rushed four boat-loads of troops to Wuhu t< bolster their forces, while two Jap anese warcraft shelled Chinese posl tfons above the city. Eostex Blast Victims Not Seriously Hurt LONOVIEW, Jan. men Injured when a gas explosion wrecked a store nt Spring Hill seven miles from here, today, were reported "resting nicely" in a Long view hotpiUl tonight. Rube Holley, 63. suffered a shat- tered hand and a broken leg, and his father, S. W. Holley, 64, possible fourth degree burns, when accumu- lated gas was ignited by a lighted match. Hospital attaches said they ex- pected neither of the two to die. War Shtlls, Bullets Make Texan's Gavel WASHINGTON, Jan 18-i.-P.-A shin- Ing metal gavel, fashioned from ahells md bullets, was presentee1 today to Chairman Sheppard (D- Tex) of the senate military affairs committee by Rcprcsenatlve Thoma- son Thomasoh said the gavel was con- structed by Captain E. E. Wiseman of B Paso, from relics he picked on Frtnce. TOP SCOUTER For distinguished service to boyhood, the Sliver Braver award of the National Boy Scout council was bestowed up- on Claud O. Crane, above, Mid- land Insurance man and civic leader, at the annual meeting and banquet of the Buffalo Trail Council In Big Spring last night. The award, highest pre- sented by the national council is'each year bestowed upon trie oulstap.dmg woiiter ot Regional Chairman Speaks At Buffalo Trail Area Banquet BIG SPRING, Jan. More than 100 voluntary Boy Scout workers heard L. B. Denning o! Dallas speak on 'A Business Man's Views of Tuesday night at ahe annual Buffalo Trail coiinc banquet here. Denning is president of the Dal- las Lone Star Gas company and chairman of Boy Scout region nine which includes all of Texas and parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Silver Beaver award was pre sen ted Claude O. Chrane for out standing scout work. Charles E. Paxton. newly elected president of the council, greeted the group at 'the banquet and J. H Greene, chamber of commerce man- ager, gave the welcome address. Leaders of the group discussions Tuwday nfternoaon were Bustei Howard, Monahans; E. L. Langley Sweetwaler; Carl Bloomlield anc Thomas E. Pierce of Big Spring. Ranger Man Killed RANGER, Jan. 18. (ft H Bearden, M. was killed instantly to- day while repairing a leak In a gas line near here. Heavy preiime blew Bcardcn's mangled body 75 feet. Flames Sweep Boosters Press Chest Program Platform To Be Presented On Air, At Round Table At A regular board of directors' meeting of the Booster club list night, the resolution was passed to place before the, citizens of Abilene the platform of a proposed com- munity chest organization: On their regularly scheduled ra- dio program Monday the Boosters plan to present -the platform and discuss it from all ingles. The ra- dio program is one of a series of eight sponsored by the club. iter In the week the club will be host at a round table discussion with representatives of ail welfare organizations invited to attend. These "agencies will- each be given a chance to express personal, and collective opinions on the subject.. The motion was made and-passed by the board that the executive conunlttee hold a regular monthly luncheon. At these' meetings they will set the budget of expenditures for: the coming month. Members of; committee include officers pi: club" and the board o? Directors, present lut night'Were Hd Grlssom', president; Eddie Cock- rell, Howard Jack Wheeler. Matt Dillingham, Everett Baiiey, Mark Womack' and'B. T. Cannon, newly appointed manager. The club is urging all voters toes- ercfce their rights in the election Thursday.on parking meters. January 24, prissom, Cockrell, and Cannon plan to attend the all- city banquet of board of city de- velopment in Sweetwater upon spe- cial Invitation' of the mayor. They will accompany representatives from the chamber'of commerce here.' Waco Educator Dies WACO.- Jan. 18.'-WV-E. T. Gen- heimer, 69, .principal of the Waco high school 31 years, died here' to- day of what physicians said was heart fatigue. Students Sleep Fear Many Of Lost Occupants Perished In Fire ST. HYACINTHE, due., Jan. 18. which flared in the night swept the Col- lege of (he Sacred Heart for boys here today, leaving 17 known dead and 27 persons missing. Two faculty members from Rhode Island were among the teaching brothers and _ mlssir.g and four others from New England were among 21 victims In hospitals with serious Injuries, or burns. One of the dead was identified- as the Rev. Brother Jean Bap- iste, who Jumpea to his death, arid -another.' as Joseph Vincent, 5, St. Hyaclnthe student. MANY HIIBT IN LEAPS Provincial police said they fear- ed, a majority of those missing' wrished In the flames which des-. ;royed the 37-year-old, lour story brick' building. Many of, those !n the hospital were injured in Jumping from the, :op floor dormitory quarters where he flames trapped students and brothers. their, caps coaled with 'roien spray, poured tons of water nto the flaming ruins throughout the day. The fire was believed to ha.ve' lad at least a hall hour.sUrt wherr t was discovered about 2 a. m. by a passerby. The flames spread See Pf. 'J, 'fA-.'S Solons Compliment Abilene Hospital Representatives Lonnle Smith and Leland Johnson of the state eleemosynary investigation com- mittee completed a survey of the Ali'.lene State hospital yesterday and In a statement to the Reporter- News last night reported it in ex- cellent condition. "Dr. Bass is of the ablest men for his Job that we have encounter- ed in all our Rep Smith said. 'The one of the hospital here Is more land." Smith said 'The committee is going to recom- mfnt that that legislature nude such an approproiatlon." PRESENTS NAT'L State VFW Leader Visits Here Peseming the national and slate progam of the Veterans of Poreigns Wars, Department Com- mander Arthur D. Dodris spoke to about 25 or 30 members of post 2012 here last night at the WOW hall. .UtTHUR DODDS On a regular Inspection tour of the posts. Commander Dodd is making Abilene his headquarters for a three day slay. Tonight he will speak at Cisco, Thursday at Breckenrldge and'Friday night to the Seymour post, In the national program one o[ the main issues Is adequate care of widows and orphans of veterans. Every effort Is being made, Dodd said, to see that these do not suffer. Also in the program is organized agitation for some legislation to provide Jobs for the unemployed and pensions for the disabled vet- erans. OPPOSE PROFIT l.V WAR Local veterans signed peW'ons 1n support of the bill proposing gov- ernment ownership of munition factories, and in that way taking profit out of war. Last but not le-JJt. Dodd the organization is so'ns to pro- tect nnd promote Americanism. Since all members of the posts have seen oversea duty, they stand In a position to know true Amer- icanism, he said. As his own goal for the year, See VFW, ?r. J, Cd. S Japanese EnvoyTo an.: "Jap- anese'ambiteador to- China wak called home' toiiay in- creased Japan eventually would re- cognize the Peiplng regime u the government of.China.- The-'recall of Ambassador Shigeru Kawagoe 'from Shanghai set the, seal. of repudiation of the Chinese, government of Generalissimo Chi- ang Kai-Shek; The chief secretary of the Jap- anese cabinet, AUra Kazami, as- serted this repudiation "was strong- er than a declaration of war. He. said Japan considered Chiang's government only a local regime and did not .intend to' recognize It by a declaration of war. Premier Prince Pumimaro Xon- oye said, the government was de- termined the Peiping regime, creat- ed under protection bl the Japanese army, should grow and cooperate with Japan for "peace and culture In the orient." Milk Fund Shows Gain For Day Boosted by a (25 contribution of Banner creamery, the FTA milk fund for undernourished school children climbed higher yesterday with a total of J33 for the day. Others contributing were Mrs. B. B. Atwood, (1; Mrs. Caleb Reed, t2, and VPW auxiliary, 15. Tuscola Chamber Chooses Officers, Maps'38 Program TUSCOLA, Jan, C. Cox was named president of Tuscola chamber of commerce in Its annual election tonight. Other new officers are Gordon Hicks, vice-president; and Doyla Taylor, secretary-treasurer. Retiring officers are M. presi- dent; Udell Brown, vice-president; and Elmon Kerby, secretary-treas- urer. Jenkins was appointed repor- ter for the chamber. The election was held at aji in- formal dinner for chamber of com- merce members in the Trncola high school, it was served by members ot the home-making class, under super- vision of Mrs, Dodds Penny. Several merchants were speakers at a dinner. All expressed optimism over business conditions before lum- Ing to discussion of several projecla which will be Included In the cham- ber's priWram for 1938. One new endeavor of the cham- ber of commerce will be sponsorship of Tuscola'j Boy Scout troop. Com- mittees named to Investigate several other projects under tenU- Uve consideration. Two sUnding committees named tonight were: Membership E O. Larkin, chairman, and Kerty and. floyd Hodge. E. Hicks, chairman, and R. E DUlard and Ed Brown. The chamber of commerce voted to meet the third Tues- day nljht month.