Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 8, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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VOL. LYM I, NO. ll.
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ABILENE, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 8, 1938.-TWELVE PAGES
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PRICE 5 CENTS
Southern Bloc Wins Point In Wage-Hour Row
Rigid Forty-Cent Pay Scale Junked To Hasten Action
WASHINGTON. June 7. — Administration forces in charge of the wage-hour bill tentatively capitulated today to a Southern bloc fighting for lower wage minima in Dixie than in the North.
Senators engaged In negotiating a compromise with the house and with the South approved a payroll formula apparently acceptable to both. Their action was interpreted as a victory for Southerners. NORTH. SOUTH EQUAL Under the proposal, both North and South would be treated alike ; the first two years. The minimum wane would be 25 cents an hour the country over the first year, and 30 cents the second.
In succeeding years, advisory j boards for each industry would fix the minima The boards would I merely be instructed to push the figure up to 40 cents an hour as soon as "economically feasible."
This tended to comply with demands of Southerners for differentials for certain industries in their sector. They argued that living coats in the South are lower, I and freight rates are discriminary against their section.
Under a previous proposal, to which several Southerners object-; cd. a rigid country-wide minimum of 40 cents would prevail after *ev-en years.
EXPECTED TO STAND
Todays action was tentative in the sense that it was taken on a 4 to 3 vote and that the senate labor bloc mas working for its reconsideration. On the other hand, however the administration leadership, rn Uh an eye to the adjournment situation, mas reportedly working to have the conferees stand by todays decision.
However. Senator Borah 'R-Ida* one of the conferees, dissented vigorously from the compromise He objected lo the failure to specify a definite time at which the 40-cent acale would take effect.
Senators LaFollette tProg-Wis* arc Walsh <D-MassL other congees. also announced they would not sign the compromise.
Informed legislators said that as toon as the wa^e-hour fight was settled congress could quit and go home At best, however, it was ap- | parent that this could not be done bv the end of the meek—original goal oi the leadership.
WINDING SMOKY HILL RIVER INUNDATES RICH FARM LAND ALL IN TEXAS_
rn* 903 m *
Crashes Kill Six
At its highest crest since 1903, the winding, normally peaceful Smoky Hill river has flooded thousands of acre* of
rich Central Kansas fnrm land as well as a portion of Salina. Above is shown a farmyard five miles south of Salina complete
ly inundated. Note the horse standing in a foot or two of wa. ter. Photo courtesy Soil Conservation Service.)
PUTTING CITY IN DARKNESS—
Japs Again Bomb Canton
Townsend Plan Urged As Cure
Onslaught Catches Chinese Thronging Waterfront In Attempt To Escape City
CANTON, June 8—(Wednesday) — (AP)—Japanese warplanes early today returned to attack this terror stricken city for the twelfth successive day teeming Canton and its South China environs have been subjected to the horrors of bombardment.
Japanese bombs apparently struck the city's Dower station. Lights failed throughout Canton and in Shameen island, the international quarter.
Extent of damage and casualties could not be determined
Local Club Told Pump Priming' Not The Way Out
Court Upholds Cardenas' Oil Expropriation
Tribunal Denies Iniunction Pleas Of Foreigners
MEXICO CITY. June 7 — im — District Judge Manuel Bartlett late today upheld the constitutionality of President Lasara Cardenas' expropriation of the $400000.000 foreign-owned oil industry.
Hts decision denied an injunction asked by the British and American companies whose property was taken over March 18 in a drastic move that re.su I ted in severance of diplomatic relations with Or at Britain.
The Judge ruled, however, that the Mexican government was at fault in seizing bank deposits, archives and correspondence of the companies and ordered that the cash and records be returned.
The constitutionality of the expropriation law, invoked by Cardenas, was upheld. Bartlett said, "insofar as it affected the properties actually appertaining to production, exploitation and distribution of oil.” The oil companies mapped an immediate appeal to the Mexican supreme court.
B. T. W, Van Hasselt of Aguila (Royal Dutch Shell), one of the largest oil property owners, said the second district court s decision was, not unexpected and an appeal would be made.
The oil companies’ attack on expropriation, alleging 22 violations of the constitution, had centered prin
'MAP' OF PARIS
lf Snake Bites, Walk, Not Run, To Physician
Congress Hurries Naval Fund Action
Enactment of the Townsend pen- clpally on the assertion it was coun-
The aerial onslaught came as ston plan as a recovery measure was t€r **** c°ns^tuUonal ban on mo-
apprehensive Chinese crowded jested Tuesday night by Dr. Carl "reargued that taking over 95
railway stations and the water **• Lunn ol Fort Wor'h. in a speech per cent of the nation's oil produc-
front attempting to escape the members of the Abilene tion sources gave the government a
expected new raids Townsend club. virtual monopoly, an argument
» »*. ,0 fouo. th. policy to
Japanese planes struck at the city 'J* Pump priming £hen the well is abri* by an arbitral award raising
three times yesterday. Adding to dry." he told a group 30 old per- wages for their 18.000 employes and
Hic toll of dead and wounded which ions assembled a* the Htv hail otherwise increasing production
already had reached 6.000 in ll days ™at the cit? hall was the lmmediate reason
ct bombardment ‘ do aSr?* that the depres-
(From the Japanese navy came a ’vrn 13 0VPr' What ls ralled ?hp ‘rp*
varning tnat the raids would con- ^sion’ is merely a downward dip
CHICAGO. June 7 —-<JP)—Elmer t nue with "even greater vigor.” Rear rn the old depression There are
Jc-mson, slender city fireman whose Admiral Miokuni Nomura, chief of four millions more unemployed than
wife aas killed in a savage attack, the navy special service section, de- «K
vas called to the witness stand at c ared at Shanghai that loss of september, tne inquest into her death today, j civilian life was to be “deeply re- Tens of thousands of young peo-
Husband Slugs Negro Slayer
Jufy Rules Attack Suspect Clubbed Wife Of Fireman
President Cardenas gave for expropriation.
Woman To Voyage Down Colorado
ANN ARBOR. Mich, June 7
Spectators lapsed into quiet gretted ’ but added that the air raids Just our of schools and colleges | —Two women botanists setting out
Robert Nixon, nofrr aocUK-d of I,™"1 R0 “*»«« fur!,or- l,helr *» to Jota “** men on * «*
•_ .,____ !U» realized the futility of their TOW—put there Is no place for
Four Randolph Field Airmen On Death List
Third Air Mishap Takes Two Lives Near Hillsboro
SAN ANTONIO, June 7 —
(AP) — Four Randolph field fliers, two of them instructors, one of them a flying cadet and the other a student officer, 1 were killed today in two airplane crashes which occurred within a few minutes of each other near the main field.
Second Lieut. Nathan H.
(odd in* ton, 28, Ixn Angeles,
Calif., an Instructor,
Second Lieut. Arthur M. Kep-plcr. 29, Houston, an Instructor.
Cadet William H. Conchy. 25 Washington D. C., air student.
Second Lieut. Frederick M.
Thompson, a West Point graduate of Los Angeles, aCllf., who died several hours later in Randolph field hospital The planes, both North American BT-9 basic training ship*, crashed six miles apart, but almost simultaneously.
A board of officers was appoint- I ed to investigate the crashes and get records from civilian eye wit- I nesses. No army personnel saw the accidents.
The plane occupied by Keppler and Thompson fell about a mile- bradi f*y Ari? Tun. t and-a-half from Friendly Corners Holdup of the bank of Bradley by
lither1ewither/ * rz three 'cli-dressed bandits early to-
hi crashed “lf day Mnt Arkansas and Louisiana
Zuehl fie kl t* u"1 offlc*rs on a hunt for Fiord Ham-
Zu hi .i Id, the basic training gton, Texas outlaw, and his gang.
' , Capt Cliff Atkinson of the state
Keppler and Coddtngton were police said descriptions of the gun-marrlcd’ ; nien given by Cashier Jack Meek
rs I — i • i bim to believe the raid was
rlcasure Flight staged hy Hamilton and his com-
Ends I n TrOQCdy Meek said he had Just opened the
bank and removed approximately HILLSBORO, June 7.—(PA—'Two $700 from the vault when two un-HI lisbon) business men. returning masked bandits, armed with pistols, from a plea? are hop late today, entered while a confederate remain-died when their plane crashed near ed at the wheel of their getaway
When bitten by a rattlesnake, the first thing to do is to fasten a tourniquet firmly, not tightly, above the bite. Then walk, not run, to a doctor. An Abilene physician gave the advice yesterday when questioned by a reporter.
The inquiry was prompted by rattler's biting two children in Callahan county this week. The victims are Melba Jean Tyson, 7. of Baird, and Clovis McDonald, 14. They are recovering at the Griggs hospital in Baird.
“After fastening the tourniquet, you should walk slowly to a doctor. If you reach him within three or four hours, it will be all right,” the physician said.
‘‘If you run or drink whisky, it will cause the poison to reach the heart and brain more quickly. It is all right to make an incision, so that the poison will be released, but it Is not necessary.”
Bank Hijacked, Hamilton Sought
Bandit Trio Flees, Abandoning Auto Filled With Food
a landing field four miles east of here.
The dead were Jim Tom Moody, 35, and Raymond Taylor, 24.
EOS Si' FINDS AUTO
The gunmen scooped up the money fled toward the Louisiana
WASHINGTON, July 7—(/Pi—A $274,000,000 appropriation bill, including funds to begin the big navy program, dropped into the county morgue. lap of the house today, bearing
pedition down the Colorado river Opportunity for youth is 40 *a*d today they hoped to be the
first of their sex successfully to traverse the treacherous rapids.
Elzada Clover, 40-year-old University of Michigan instructor, who hunted rare plant life on Utah waste land last year, planned the trip. Her woman companion will ate a revolving fund to force into i be 29-year-old Lots ojtter. an as-
baying Mrs. Johnson, three other r,,H ^ - —--
r''0Mu"u/loun^dTnn» di«lr"n«rrUth( In ,he ,lrM short- r<-' cent lees today than in 1936."
.ant of the crowded coon, ?n Se' a"n” prS t“ub,e not to bfSE
_ . . . Saichuen districts. In the second Production, but under-consumption.
Johnson, $nm calm. stepped lnrav in miriaftprnnon th* rDEVOLVING FUND the appropriation committee’s OK. forward 7 J midafternoon. the raiders .._Y
aru. Mocked government offices and Townsend plan proposes,
Last of the sessionss major sup- Suddenly, he lunged at the negro, [utility plants. through the transaction tax. to cre-
F t >! ’ M»re carned R He whipped a smashing left hook to Canton was -
17 «ht7h .JJanaJS navy’ tnr Prisoner's nose. the third attack a moonlight raid 1 sr a billion and a half dollars each sistant in the
rn amen sjo.w j.wu was earmarked Men in the throng started from vias made Incendiary bombs were ruonth. through forced spending of department.
Tor starting construction of 19 ves- their chairs and cheered. Women cropped in the northern section of Ptrision*,” he said. Men in the party will be Nor-
,pr08:am rhrieked. Nixon, aroused, his upper the city. Dr. Lunn asserted that a trans- naan Nevill* of Bluff. Utah; Eugene
yard improvements, Pp giistenirg with blood, leaped to- Rescue workers delved into wreck- arUon tax *s now in use in Hawaii, Atkinson, 25-year-old University of
Tile new ships include two 35,- vi*rd Johnson. But 20 policemen age to recover bodies of victims in r‘nd that 1? being well received. Michigan botanist and zoologist:
©00-ton battleships to cost $141,- separated the combatants and quiet- the most recent attack on this South Regarding work of the Townsend » La Phene Harris, of the United
7(XLOOO; two light cruisers: eight ed the crowd. China metropolis, which has been 01 ^anizaUon. Dr. Lunn said that 154 States geological survey; a newsreel
experimental vessels to form the While Johnson was led from the the gateway for shipment of for- m<?mbers of congress had signed a cameraman and an artist
nucleus of a mystery” fleet and chamber. Earl Hicks, another negro, eign munitions to Chinese armies ,fClUf,st that the present transaction
seven auxiliary ships. told the coroner's jury he a coom- on the central front. tax bill before congress be released —
Before approving the bill, the Pani*d Mfocon to the Johnson s apart- Proposals for establishing refugee from Lie ways and means commit- Utah. on June 15, planning to
appropriations committee turned 1 went at dawn on May 27. He told zones where residents would be free -?l* low the Green and Colorado r
down requests for funds for a bow they crept through a window, from bombardment were being dis-
new aircraft carrier and a $3,- testified he saw Nixon crush cussed. Ii was understood, how- bfTs to congress Chis fall to assure
000.000 experimental dirigible. Tile 'be skull of Mrs Florence Johnson, I ever, that Japan would insist upon 1 maJority for our plan." said Lunn.
committee said the former could mother of two children, with a brick, guarantees by neutrals that such
not be started until after May I, The Jury decided Nixon struck the zones would not be used for mili-
Folka In Paris don’t think the chap pictured above is stretching it a bit when he boasts that he can give his face more shapes than any other person can. For instance, when in a conquering mood, he assumes the Mussolini-like profile seen at top The center one might Im* handy for frightening little children. And below, with a simple twist of the hp. he shows how he can look to se? whether his pipe needs reloading.
President Asks Kidnap Reward
no military value
We are not trying, as in 1936. to run a candidate in every district.
and the latter would have blow but recommended that taiy purposes before pledging to re- Iustpari- in Texas, we are placing
Shriners Convene Noisy Gathering
Recognition Won By Trent School
Woods To Speak For Dedication
TREN I June 7—Full recognition for an 11-grade school has been granted Trent, to bo followed earls
Loth he and Hicks be held on mur- sped them,
Chief of Detectives John L. Sulli- RivPr Thrpntonc van said Nixon had confessed kill- * M,~u,er,b
in? Mrs. Florence Thompson Castle To Flood War Area
md Anne Kuchta of Chicago and
Mrs Edna Worden and her 12-year- SHANGHAI, June 8.—<Wednes-o n daughter. Marguerite, of Los An- day' Japanese invaders moved with
gcles. in similar fashion. (little opposition today against the
B . ~ . — hallway crossroads of Central China.
President Nominates j where rising Yellow' river waters
threatened to inundate a vast battle area
Dispatches from the front said WASHINGTON, June 7. —<4V— capture of Chenugehow. junction of
. „ President Roosevelt sent to the sen- the Peiping-Hankow and Lunghai
! 7 JI , school year by complete ate today postmaster nominations railway lines, appeared assured as
accrediting of tile program set-up This was the announcement fol-
Texas—Amarillo. Wilmette D. De-
lowing a conference of R. L. For- Grassi; Big Spring, Nat Shick; Co
tune, Trent school superintendent, and Malcolm Beasley, Buddy Winters. A. W. Woods and J. E. Bowers. all trustees, In Austin with state officials and Madge Stanford, deputy state superintendent of this district. Trent representatives were seeking recognition and were highly gratified with the results of the conference. They returned from Austin Monday.
The news climaxed a banner year for Trent school. The financial set-up permitted a term of approximately nine months. A new- modern building costing approximately $35,000 has been completed. Re-:ent.ly, consolidation with Goodman, * district having 98 pupils and four teachers, was completed.
Present plans call for the dedication of the new building at 8 p m., June 17. with Dr. L. A. Woods, state superintendent of education, to give ihe address.
Superintendent Fortune, head of he system here, also is president of he Taylor County Teachers’ association
Japanese airplanes unloaded new deli ruction on the city and ground forces reached a point only IO miles
The expedition will embark on tax bill before congress be released I the Green river at Green River,
We expect to elect enough mem- I to Boulder City, Nev
PRINCETON, Fla., June 7—J A request by President Roosevelt I to congress for $50,000 to aid in I solving the Jimmy Cash kidnaping case gave new impetus tonight to j LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 7— I the 10-day search for the child’s j —In a blaze of color, amid a 1 abductors blare of music, the 64th annual The unprecedented presidential
in other national convention of th* Shrine action followed reported recovery opened today with a great parade ted a: of one of the $5 bills paid in bunting-bedecked Memorial col- a week ago by the boy’s father lseum. [ as part of $10,000 ransom demanded
A thousand quick-stepping, satin J by the kidnapers.
-clad, red-fezzed members of the They failed to return the five- 1
ancient Arabic order, nobles of j year-old lad and no trace of him J the Mystic Shrine, marched in re- j has been found since he was stolen j view before Imperial Potentate j from his bed the night of May 28 Walter S. Sugden and more than The president suggested in a
40.000 spectators. letter to Chairman Glass (D-Va) ,
“- —----: of the senate appropriations commit- I
Tech President III tee that the gjO.OOO fund be in
serted in a deficiency bill now before Lip house
Witnesses were of the opinion the border' six mile* to the south. Meek men burned to death because the tdat he bad reset the
ship, after going into a spin from tlme lock on the bank vaul* aR*r an altitude of about 125 feet, burst removin$ the cash prevented into flames as It hit. greater loss.
anTofl deader' who°owfned th!*2fp q0",^
Th mKm1# nytrs rrr r*r * <^T*<ua hSJis
titude in another Und ljOUislana license plates, abandoned
iii wSn SS UK It about 10 miles solJth of Tile
crashed n&le-motor ship robbers were believed to have
| transferred to another car reported Moody and his employe. Taylor, seen following the sedan ; had gone for short hops frequently Grifftn said a pair of women’s in the afternoons. Moody had been shoes was found in the abandoned flying about eight months. automobile and that a quantity of
Moody Ls survived by hi* widow groceries beside the machine indi-and two children. Taylor is sur- cated the bandits had been c&mp-vived by his widow and one child, ln$ out-
all residents of Hillsboro.
rand Id ates in the race in only eight districts, and concentrating our efforts in those districts A similar pie n is being followed
Flying Laboratory Reaches Wake Isle
Deer Qualifies For Stork Derby
KERRVILLE, June V-tA*-Ten offspring in four years should qualify Betsy pet doe deer, for any stork derbies hereabouts.
Atkinson said Hamilton, who escaped from a Texas jail six weeks ago, was known to have been hiding out in the border country where Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma adjoin. Bradley is only about 25 miles from the Texas line to the west.
Drowning Victim's Body Recovered
manche. Janie* R Earnes; Crosby- tc the east
ton, John M. O. Littlefield; Fort Some 70 miles further east, how-Stockton A Warren Dunn; Lo- ever, the mighty Yellow river lapped
raine, RuaMll B. Cope; RaiQt Rock,; ever dikes northwest- of Lanfeng......... low 4„ Bltl„ , Ult.
rim* • t-o T'ai(^ii. Pecos- ^rrts w-: C1?l?ese said fl number of Japanese first time the Honolulu-Wake Is-
Wink SS%.CS*r eS H- Grounds; *°:(Tcrs wpre drown*! in the man- land flight had been made non-
wink, Paul E. Jette. dated countryside stop
WAKE ISLAND. June 8—--Wednesday)— (#*i —Guided unerringly over 2.300 miles of lonely ocean,
The Guba,’* flying laboratory of the American Museum of Natural History, alighted in the lagoon of Wake Island at 7:15 a. rn. today (4:15 p rn., CST., Tuesday),
The huge flying boat, under command of Richard A: hbold, re- ed to a search associate of the museum, left Honolulu at 5 p. rn. (11:30 p. rn CST) Monday. Sixteen hours and 45 minutes later it arrive i here, the
When she was a year old she gave birth to a fawn. July I, 1936. she gave birth to triplets; June 9. 1937. she duplicated the triplets.
Last night another set of triplets arrived, it was reported today by Will Ramsey, her custodian.
Lowyer Unneeded For PWA Grants
LUBBOCK. June 7 — </Pt — Dr Bradford Knapp, president of Texas Technological college, was rush-
PECOS. June 7—<Spl>—Rising to the surface of Red Bluff lake about 9 o’clock tonight, the body of Albert Alexander, about 38, of Pecos, was Immediately recovered by searchers who had been at the scene day and night since Sunday.
Alexander, employe of the Zimmer Motor company here, drowned in the lake Sunday morning when his boat overturned as he was running a trot line. His wife and 7-year-old daughter, who had 7—(jp)— watched helplessly as his boat
The Miami Daily News said the President Roosevelt said today that ca",s^Zfd> wided their weary vigil
$5 bill was spotted Saturday by a miimrinaiifjPt Vjth discovery of the body Mrs.
hospital here today after Jacksonville filling station attendee .eh unconscious at his break- ant who notified the FBI Agents last table early this morning To- picked up the men who passed it night his condition was reported on the highway between there and stead ot hiring a lawyer.
mumc,palit.es soaki„g (and., under Ai„a”d„ —d ^ come to the new public work* program town until the body of her hus-should apply for them direct in-1 band was found.
improved but he will remain in the hospital for a few days to rest and will leave next week for Corpus Christi.
Tallahassee, the paper said.
It developed, however, that they were two Tennessee policemen returning from a vacation and they were released.
IMAGINATION MAY CAUSE PAIN, UNNECESSARY SURGERY
Speaking at a press conference, the president said there was an attempt to convince cities and counties that PWA allotments could be obtained successfully through a lawyer. He declared that this was unnecessary and that applicants
AKILENK and vlclnlij: Partly cloudy today,
... , .. . " ('T TEXAS: Partly cloudy, probably
would make a better impression if thundershower* in northwest
Pcnney s Son Dies
PHOENIX Ari*.. June 7 V.- thry put their case *foro*pWX KOZ*,"AX
SAN FRANCISCO. June 7 — (£’>— Imagination may cause real bodily pain and produce symptoms of physical Illness so realistic as to confuse the medical diagnostician. Dr Theodore P Wolfe of New York City told the American Psychiatric association today.
Dr Wolfe cited the case of a girl who underwent an appendectomy after complaining of abdominal pain. A psychiatric examination disclosed sh© had
been suffering from a number of phobias—fear of being alone, fear of walking in the dark. and fear of the subway. The abdominal pain was ascribed to these.
In another case, Dr. Wolfe said, an unmarried woman of 57 exhibited evidence of extremely high blood pressure and on three occasions during lier first week in a hospital appeared near death.
• The psychiatrist said ques
tioning of the woman revealed she had been unconsciously resenting the fact that she had sacrificed her life to her parents, of whom she had taken care for several years,
Dr. Wolfe reported the woman's condition had been such that the ordinary treatment for lier apparent trouble- might have produced violent reaction* which could have enc angered her life,
These cases were citer in support of Dr. Wolfe s contention
hospitals should have regular psychiatrists trained in psy-chonalysis to deal with cases where psychotic conditions appeared as factors in the physical ailments of patients,
A report on 114 psychotic students found in the University of Michigan during a seven-year period showed some of them afflicted with a relatively severe form of insanity yet 16 of the group continued to achieve scholastic distinction sud 30 received degrees.
I J. C. Penney Jr 34-year-old son of ! the nationally known merchant, died of pneumonia here today after a three-day illness. H* came here , about four years ago tc engage in citrus growing, but recently worked a* an insurance salesman. He was a Harvard gra.iuate.
R. E. Herringtons Announce Son
Mr. ani Mrs. R E Herrington. 1517 Orang' announce the birth of a son last nigKt at the Hendrick Memorial hospital.
without legal aid.
Albany Bandit Billed In Alcatraz Slaying
SAN FRANCISCO June 7.—(*», -The federal grand luiv today indicted James C Lucas 26. of Albany, Tex., and Rufu; Franklin, 24. Alabama, both bank robbers. for murder of Royal C Cline, senior custodian at Alcatraz federa1 prison
Cline was fatally inlured May 23 when thr*e prisoners attempted to escape from the rock-bound penitentiary in San Francisco bay.
EAST TK\)v < (mid* to partly cloudy Milt and Thuradav.
SEW MEXICO: t no.-tiled toda>. warmer northeast nod north cent rat port Iona; This Max partly cloud), warmer aoutheaat port ton.
OKLAHOMA: Fair, wanner today;
Thiir-dat parti) cloudy.
Ka nae of temperature yesterday
5 H 7 H 9
HU . »4 . St . 79
Noon hi: m'dntffet 82.
Higher and I 'went temperatures to 9 p rn yes teed a> HU ft 72 Name date a tear aaa HS A Bd. Gunsel ye-I sr Agy 7:43. i Sunrise today 5:32. sunset today 7.44.