Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 24, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Barkley Gives Right-Of-Way To Filibuster
Housing Report Is Side-Tracked; Reed Approved
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.—<*”>— Democratic Leader Barkley sidetracked the conference report on the administration housing bill in the senate today to give the anti-lynch bul debate right-of-way.
Anxious to dispose of the lynching measure which has tied up the senate for almost three weeks, Barkley said he would not call up the privileged housing bill report, but would hold the senate to debate on the anti-lynching bill throughout the session today and tonight.
The senate was called into session an hour earlier than usual.
Stanley Reed, now solicitor general was approved unanimously by the senate Judiciary for Justice of the supreme court. His nomination is expected to be confirmed by the senate during the week.
Across the capital. Clinton Davidson, representing New York investment advisers, told the house ways and means committee many personal holding companies want to liquidate, but can not afford to under present tax laws.
White House officials announced president Roosevelt s message on the upbuilding of the navy would be delayed until the end of the week. It had been expected today.
Tao new controversies meanwhile arose to harrass senate leaders, already disturbed by the continued southern filibuster against the antilynching bill:
1. Carl Holderman, New Jersey chairman of labor’s non-partisan league, said he would ask for an investigation of the record of John Milton, appointed senator from New Jersey to succeed Gov. A. Harry Moore.
2. Republicans and some democrats were expected to fight approval of a compromise bill to aid home construction unless the senate reinstated an amendment by Senates Lodge (R-Mass) to require payment of prevailing wages on government insured building projects.
The opposition to Milton developed in connect!cm with the fact he has been a legal adviser to Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City, who has fought the activities of C. I. O. organizers in hltf community. John L. Lewis and other C. I. O. leaders are active in labor’s non-partisan
RUSHED TO HOSPITAL-
Dentist Advertising Ban Is Held Valid
Judge Dissolves Temporary Writ
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 24— (UP)— District Judge John P. Onion in written opinion today upheld the constitutionality of the new Texas law banning the use of advertising by dentists and practice of branch dentistry.
The opinion sustained a general demurrer by state's attorneys in a suit brought by a group of state dentists to prevent the Texas board of dental examiners from revoking the licenses of dentists who advertise their work and maintain offices in various cities in the state.
A temporary restraining order granted the dentist group Dec. 31 was dissolved by the ruling.
What Is Your NEWS I. Q.?
By AP Feature Service
Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of OO is fair: 60 good. Answers on page 8.
1. Who is this CIO leader? Why did he recently criticise John L. Lewis?
2. Are Hoover, Landon and Roosevelt all against the proposal to hold a national referendum before war is declared?
3. Is the Soviet Union’s official leader (a) Joseph Stalin, (b) Michael Kalinin, or (c) T*oo Trotsky?
Approximately half the JO Lindbergh reward was given the garage man who noted Hauptman’s auto license True or false?
8. Does the United States recognise Victor Emmanuel as emperor of Ethiopia as well as king ol Italy?
CLERGYMAN'S FIGHT TO WIN IMMORTALITY TRANSFORMED INTO BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL
BT TEAR GAS ALARM—
Foil Trent Bank Burglary
MEMPHIS, Term., Jan. 24. (/P)— Israel Harding Noe’s fight to win Immortality by fasting was changed to a fight to save his life today, with physicians resorting to forced feeding to restore strength to his wasted body.
The doctors said they considered his condition "grave” but not hopeless after 22 days of absolute abstinence from food, and that three months might be required to restore him physically.
The 47-year-old ousted Dean of St. Mary's Episcopal cathedral was rushed to a hospital last night after he had fallen into what physicians described as a "deep sleep.” Physi
cians announced the fast broken officially at 8:35 o’clock last night when the first Intravenous Injection was given. They said a saline solution containing five per cent glucose was used. The second feeding was given today. The doctors said the patient would be fed by this method every eight hours until the diet is changed.
Hat Buchanan, attorney and a member of the cathedral chapter, visited the former dean last night and said he talked “intelligently” but expressed opposition to the forced feeding that ended the long fast by which he sought to prove immortality was possible on earth.
The trip to the hospital ended an eventful day for the dean. Sunday morning he heard another man, the Rev. Hoyden Keith Yerkes of the University of the South, Sewanee, assail religious "vagaries” from the pulpit he occupied for more than 17 years.
Bishop James M. Maxon assailed these same “vagaries” Thursday when he removed Mr. Noe as dean of the cathedral in a proclamation urging him to abandon his fast and return to his "normal self.”
A man of 200 pounds when he came here in 1921, he weighed less than IOO when taken to the hospital.
FROM TWO FLANKS—
Winter Strikes At Texas
Pioneer Eastland •ARB*0M”“T Cold Moves In Woman Is Dead
Funeral Of Mrs.
Miriam A. Frost Set Tomorrow
EASTLAND. Jan. 24.—(Spl.)— Mrs. Miriam A. Frost, beloved pioneer Eastland woman, died here at 1:40 a. rn. today of the infirmities of age. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church here Tuesday, beginning at 2:30 p. rn. The Rev. P. W. Walker, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate, and will be assisted by the Rev. J. I. Cartledge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in a local cemetery.
Mrs. Frost was the widow of James R. Frost, who died here July 28. 1922. She was born in Burnet county Dec. 25, 1857, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Cherryhomes, and was married to Mr. Frost Oct. 25. 1875 at Gainesville. She had been a member of the Baptist church since the ag* of 17.
Mr. and Mrs. Frost moved to Eastland from Bowie in 1890 and Mrs. Frost had resided here since that time.
Of seven children born to her Mrs. Frost is survived by the following: Snow Frost. Eastland: Fred W. Frost. Abilene; Frank W. Frost, Altus. Okla.: Mrs. Nellie L. Pottorff, Tucson. Aria; Beulah V. Frost, Eastland; Cyrus B. Frost, Eastland. Three brothers and a sister survive Mrs. Frost. They are John Cherryhomes. Corpus Christi; T. H. and A. J. Cherryhomes, Jacksboro; Mrs. Tom Berry, Jacksboro. Seventeen grandchildren survive.
Active pallbearers for the funeral will be R. E. Sikes, Earl Conner Sr., Judge W. P. Leslie, Joseph M. Weaver, Dr. Sam Poe, Judge George L. Davenport, A. H. Rhodes, all of Eastland, and J. Frank Dean, Gorman.
All friends of the family have been designated honorary pallbearers.
HAVE YOU PAID YOUR POLL TAX?
January 24, 1938 ....... 4,038
January 24, 1936 ....... 3,300
Seven more days to go and 4,518 more poll tax payments to be made if 1938 payments of 1938 polls are to surpass the banner year of 1936 (for 1935 poll taxes). But with payments to date 738 ahead of the number paid tm the corresponding date two years ago. Tax Assessor-Collector C. O. (Pat) Patterson believes between 9,000 and 10,-000 receipts will be issued before the deadline January 31. The total paid in 1938 was 8,655.
New Insurance Up
NEW YORK, Jan. 24.—(ZP)—New life insurance in 1937 was 3D per cent higher than in 1936, the Association of Life Insurance Presidents reported today.
George Partridge (above), 22, of Vancouver, B. C., told police of a weird plot to blow up the Japanese liner, Hiye Maru, in Seattle, by a friend, whose body was found near the ship. The benab Jeter was from the
Find Actress Dead In Auto
Rosamond Pinchot Known As Nun In Biblical Spectacle
OY8TERBAY, N. Y.. Jan. 24.— (/Pi—The ermine-wrapped body of Rosamond Pinchot. known to millions as the nun in Max Reinhardt’s Biblical spectacle ’The Miracle,” was found today in a closed automobile on the Harry Alexandre estate here.
The death of the tall, goklen-ha ired actress was listed as a seaside in an official report filed with the Nassau county police by Deputy Medical Examiner Lewis F. Elmore.
Miss Pinchot, in private life Mrs. William Gaston, was the daughter of the socially-prominent Amos Pinchot and a niece of former Governor Pinchot of Pennsylvania.
Dr. William Blake, called In by the police of the second Nassau station, pronounced her dead, victim of poisonous exhaust fumes.
The tall golden-blonde actress wore an evening gown under her rich fur wrap and her body was found in the rear seat of the automobile, which was parked in a garage.
American Legion To Meat Tonight
Plans for the visit of the national commander, D. J. Doherty, Feb. 9 will be made tonight at the regular meeting of American Legion at the Veterans clubhouse on the Bankhead highway.
A. T. Bontke, local commander, will lead the discussion that starts at 7:30 p. rn. Other regular busi-nes swill be disposed.
West Texas Fair Ass'n Directors Vote To Hold Professional Rodeo In Connection With 4-H Club Boys' Livestock Show
Directors of the West Texas Pair association voted unanimously this morning to hold a professional championship rodeo in connection with the annual boys livestock show March I, 2, and 3. They also voted to recommend to this year’s calf show officials that county 4-H club boys and Albany FFA boys be allowed to show this year.
The directors meeting was held this morning at the chamber of commerce office. Tentative contracts for livestock to be used in the rodeo were discussed as well as recommendations for broadening the field of competition in the livestock exhibits. The event Is to
be known as the Annuli West Texas boys livestock show and rodeo.
T. N. Carswell, secretary of the fair association, pointed out that probably the Tidwell shows could be brought to Fair Park for the he had received inquiries from a he had receded inquiries from a number of nationally known rodeo performers regarding the event.
“Texas is the center of rodeo attractions during March,” said Sibley. "Rodeo performers who make the circuit from Cheyenne to Madison Square Garden will be in Texas at that time. We should have one oI th* best rodeos in the country.”
From El Paso
Rain-Gorged Rivers Hem In East Texas City
(By The Associated Press)
Winter attacked north Texas on two flanks today, driving a dust-spotted cold wave in from the west and hemming In Texarkana with rain-gorged rivers.
In coastal South Texas squally weather and stiff winds added * harrying note to the weather picture.
A total of 8.23 inches of lain since Friday flooding into the Texarkana sector sent the Red river toward flood stage. Most of the highways leading into the city were impassable as small creek! left their banks.
At Index bridge the river stood at 22.5 feet and was swelling rapidly. Last night about 2.5 inches fell and observers expected flood stage of 25 feet therf to bl reached tag* day. ™1:
FREEZING IN PANHANDLE
Meanwhile from E Paso’s corner of the state cold winds moved eastward, hammering temperatures to around freezing in the Amarillo area. The minimum at Amarillo was 29 but yesterday’s worst dust storm of the year there had moved on and a 24-mile wind had declined to 12.
At Lubbock the dust also disappeared and temperatures fell to 29.8. The duster, apparently springing from New Mexico and Colorado soil, reached Fort Worth and cut visibility to half a mile this morning. Dallas skies were a bit hazy.
Borger’s worst duster of the year gave way to cold weather, temperatures there dropping from 67 to 30 overnight.
The Tyler section reported tor-rental rains, dust and cold. Precipitation totaled 3.75 inches followed by a temperature drop from 63 to 47. iTaces of dust were evident Temperatures were coming down rapidly at Paris.
Around Corsicana all major creeks were overflowing, although no state highways were reported closed. The rain total since Thursday was 2 84. Palestine had high winds and a touch of cold.
The U. 8. weather bureau at
See WEATHER Page S, Col. 5
Anson U. S. Building Site Bids Filed
ANSON, Jan. 24.—Bids for the site of Anson’s federal building are being accepted. The proposals will be publicly opened here on February 7 at the post office according to Mrs. Pearl Knox, postmistress.
The sum of 870,000 was allotted recently for s post office building and site.
Postal receipts in Anson in 1937 made a twenty-five per cent increase over 1936.
ABILENE and vicinity: Pair and colder probably (reeling tortaht; Tuaaday fair.
Wast Tex**: Pair, colder tonight; Tuee-day fair. hard frats* in Tanhandla. live-•toeIc warnings in north portion.
Eaat Texas: Pair. colder tonight, probably freeslng in northwest and north-central portions: Tuesday fair. colder except In extreme northwest portion.
£4 hrs. ending 6:30 a m. Mon .02 Inch
Sines first of year ...........l.«» inches
8«me period last year ........SO inch
Normal since first of year ... .78 Inch
High:st temperature yesterday ....63 Lowest temperature this morning ..37
France Protests Aerial Raid By Spanish Rebels
Reports Conflict On Americans'
Fate In Battle
By The Associated Press
A week-end of death and havoc from Spanish skies brought a formal protest and armed precautions by France today while the fate of American volunteers In the long battle of Teruel became the subject of contradictory Spanish Insurgent and government dispatches.
Half way round the world Japanese airfleets also spread death and terror in China.
No one was killed in France but ll bombs fell on French soil when an insurgent squadron attacked the Catalan railhead, Pulgrerda. on the French frontier, yesterday.
Between 21 and 30 persons were killed in Puigcerda. one of a dozen towns and cities attacked In the mounting series of reprisal assaults by both government and insurgent airfleets. At least 80 persons were killed in yesterday’s aerial operations and hundreds wounded.
France accompanied her protest by the dispatch of anti-aircraft and artillery batteries to the eastern Spanish frontier.
Official Insurgent dispatches reported two American volunteer units were "destroyed” Saturday outside Teruel In eastern Spain and a third International brigade "decimated’’ by machine-gun fire as they assaulted Insurgent positions.
Earlier, the Barcelona government reported a volunteer battalion from tl^e United States had wiped out two squadrons cd insurgent Moorish coma? which attempted to flank attack in Generalissimo Francisco Franco's drive to recapture Teruel.
FRENCH STEAMER RESCUED
Besides the far-flung air raids, five insurgent gunboats standing about five miles off Valencia fired 40 shells into the former provisional capital of the republican government. The government said they caused little damate.
A French destroyer rescued the French steamer Prado from a warship described only as “Spanish’’ which had stopped her off Pala-mos, Spain. The arrival of the destroyer caused the warship to free the Prado.
Japanese airmen bombed the defenses of Suchow, center of Chinese resistance along the vital Lunghal railway running west into China’s interior. A Japanese spokesman at Shanghai said locomotive sheds, freight trains and barracks were blown up.
PAIR LEARNS KIDNAPER'S IDENTITY
When G-men captured John Henry Seadlund, alias Peter Anders, confessed Charles S. Ross kidnap-slayer, Mrs. Olivia Borcia, left, and John Borcla, above, learned finally who had kidnaped them last Sept. 2 at Lake Geneva, WI*. Seadlund confessed, G-men said, that he held Mrs. Borcla two days, but released Borcla at once. No ransom was collected. The Borciaa were robbed and kidnaped while they were driving In their car near Lake Geneva.
Salaries Of Welfare Employes Are Set
Court Authorizes Pay For Solicitors
Commissioners court of Taylor county met in regular semi-monthly meeting today with Judge Lee R. York presiding.
Chief action of the morning session was the fixing of 1938 salaries for employes of the United Welfare association. The court set the salaries at the same figure In 1987. They follow:
Mrs. Margaret Schmidt, executive secretary, 8166.66 per month.
Mrs. M. D. Hynds, $80 per month.
Mto. A. M. Jones, $14 per week.
Mrs. Mildred Blake, case worker, $25 per week and car expenses.
The court also authorized the expenditure of $50 per month for three months to pay a solicitor for WPA sanitary projects. Wint Green was appointed solicitor.
Judge York and the court will continue In session during the afternoon but little business of importance was scheduled, the presiding officer stated.
Rescue Two In
Swat# Blaze •
Pair Overcome By Smoke I n Hotel Rooms
SWEETWATER, Jan. 24.—(Bpi.) —Two persona overcome by smoke were carried down ladders from their rooms on the second floor of Texas hotel here early today while flames raged through the American cafe on the ground floor.
Firemen rescued Bob Taylor, father of the cafe operator, and another man whose name was not learned—both guests at the hotel. They were revived with Inhalators, and Taylor was taken to the Sweetwater hospital Both are recovering.
The cafe was destroyed, the hotel was damaged in the blaze which was discovered about 3:30 this morning.
The fire originated in the kitchen of the cafe, which was open at the time. According to Chester Rice, employe of the cafe, there apparently waa a small explosion. He was at the front door, the only person In the cafe.
Flames did not reach the hotel rooms on the second floor, but they were considerably damaged by smoke and heat. The cafe was operated by Dick Taylor. The location is on First street, across from the Texas and Pacific depot.
Funston Gin Poys $10,000 Dividends
ANSON, Jan. 24.—(Spl.)—The Funston Cooperative gin, fanner owned six miles east of Amon, will begin payment of a $10,000 dividend to its members Thursday.
Payment of the dividend will run $2.50 a bale to those who sold their cottonseed to the gin. This season the plant ginned slightly more than 4,440 teles of cotton.
Total ginnings in Anson, five gins, 12,520 bales, with January ginnings in several instances being greater than during December, due to the bad weather In December.
Burglars Loot Haskell Store
Safe Is Hauled Off and Bottom Battered Through
HASKELL, Jan. 24. — (Spl.)— Burglars hauled off the safe from a Haskell store last night and battered through the bottom of the safe In the Texas theater, to make away with loot estimated at $500.
Not to be deterred by the fact that the theater safe was equipped with tear gas device over the combination knob, the thieves battered through the bottom of the safe to secure its contents. The loss was estimated at between $200 and $300 by Server Leon, theater owner.
Burglary of the Perkins-Timber-lake dry goods store was first reported to the sheriff’s department this morning, this followed shortly by the discovery that the theater safe had also been entered.
In the dry goods store, the thieves knocked the knoo from a small safe, but apparently were unable to open the vault. Today officers could trace the movements. The intruders had then rolled the safe to the front door, loaded it on a car or truck, the surmise being that the burglars would tetter open the safe and discard it In some out of the way place. It had not been found late this morning.
Guy Collins, manager of the store, estimated the vault contained around $300 In money and checks.
42nd Court Grand Jury Reconvened
Grand jury of 42d district court was reconvened by Judge M. S. Long Monday morning.
The jurors immediately began Investigation of more than 60 felony cases. Of these 36 are against two men in connection with a series of December chicken thefts. Other cases include four for forgery; six for burglary; four for assault to murder; two for driving drunk and three for theft.
AID TO DEPARTMENT STORES —
Electrical Brain Records Sales, Issue Receipts
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NEW YORK. Jan. 24—<*)— A new kind of electrical brain —to substitute for both salesgirl’s slip and cash register check in department stores— was announced to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers today.
This sales brain was made by L. P. Woodruff, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which In the past has produced mechanical brains to do things like figuring out where a 16-inch shell Is going to hit and solving Third degree differential equations.
The "fray matter,” for g food
sized department store, would be about 300 machines, electrically connected. This network not only records a sale and gives the customer a receipt in five seconds, but does much of the bookkeeping on the transaction. It can handle a large number of sales simultaneously.
The brain Is open ted by the salesgirls with a transmitting machine resembling a cash register. When a sale la made, a card punched to resemble the spots on a domino, taken from the article sold, is slipped into the transmitter, along with two punched tokens, one identify
ing her and the other the cashier.
The transmitter automatically sorts these, telegraphs the information to recording: machines in a central office and pushes out a domino-like card which is the customer’s receipt
On the card Ll the date and amount of sale. The domino punches are a code, Identifying goods and inventory price.
The brain doaa its neatest trick with charge accounts. Charge customers are furnished with small punched tokens. The positions of the holes identify the customer!.
Nightwatchman Fires Shots As Burglars Flee
Entrance To Building Made Through Window
Burglary of the Home State Bank of Trent about 1:30 Monday morning was frustrated by a tear gas burglary alarm and the alertness of J. H. Bishop, nightwatchman. Bishop saw the flash of the tear gas bomb and gave chase to one of two burglars; taking a couple of shots at the men aa they fled down an alley near the bank building.
The burglars—Sheriff Sid McAdams and other Investigating officers believe there were two—gained entrance to the bank through a window. Once inside they tore off the front door lock and through that entry hauled In two oxygen tanks and an acetylene cutting torch.
Their work apparently was meeting with desired success until the patented tear gas bomb (a device in construction and design similar to a combination knob on a vault) became heated mid exploded, making it impossible for them to continue work.
Prior to the blast the burglars had cut a semi-circle around the combination knob and but for the Innocent looking tear gas alarm, which fits snugly over the vault knob, entry to the vaul: might well have been gained.
The gas forced the burglars to dash tor fresh air outside. Night-Watchman Bishop waa at the Texas Sc Pacific passenger static about 75 yards away when he saw the flash from the tear gas bomb. He dashed to the bank, went down an alley to the back and saw one man at the opposite comer of the building. Failure to obey his command to halt resulted in Bishop's opening fire and the burglar's mad dash down another alley across the street from the bank. Bishop fired twice but apparently missed.
After being outdistanced, Bishop rushed to a telephone and called Sheriff Sid McAdams. Accompanied by R. T. Redies, Bertillion expert of the Abilene police department. Sheriff McAdams immediately left for Trent. Officers found a large oxygen tank and a cutting torch
See BANK Page S, Col 7
Abilenians To Attend Sweetwater Banquet
President Meek C Of C Envoy
Representatives from the Abilene chamber of commerce, Boosters’ club, and entertainers from Hardin Simmons university are to go to Sweetwater tonight to attend the annual banquet of the Sweetwater board cf city development.
M. M. Meek, president, and T. N. Carswell, secretary-manager will represent the chamber of commerce, roosters to attend are Jack Wheeler, jack Simmons. Bd die Cockerell, C. D. Knight, George Minter Jr., C. W. Moss, and R^ T. Cannon, and Everett Haney. Ann Racier, Zylophonist and Johnye Watson, soloist, both of Hardin-Simmons will furnish part of the musical entertainment for the program. Milton Page will be their accompanist
Major E. A. Wood will be principal speaker of the program and visitors will make one minute talks.
Senator Collie Raps Statement Made By Woodward On Race
EASTLAND, Jan. 24— tSpl>— State Senator Wilbourne B. Collie o' Eastland today issued a statement criticizing Walter Woodward of Coleman, former * senator, for statements in Woodward’s announcement for lieutenant governor last week.
Collie said that, whereas Woodward's statement was that the latter decided to run for lieutenant governor only after assurance none of his former colleagues In the senate would run, It had been generally understood few months that Collie, a former colleague, of Woodward, would seek the lieutenant governorship.
Woodward was not authorised to speak for him, Collie declared, adding he would have a formal au-oouncemgnt later.