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Blameless In Train Wreck
Coroner's Jury Gives Verdict As Death List Rises
MILES CITY, oMnt.. June 21.— (A* -A r jronrr’s jury returned tonight a verdict holding no one to blame for the wreck of the Milwaukee railroad's Olympian train while weary ‘•carriers hacked their way through ‘he twisted steel of a silt-filled sleeper in their hunt for more victims of a tragedy that has listed 34 known dead so far.
While the Jury deliberated after hearing nx railroad men witnesses,
MILES CITY, Mont., Jane 21 — ( YP) —Searchers at the scene of the wmk of the M/lwaukee
pa,*'pn':4*r train “Olympian" near here reverted tonight two
mon* bathes had born re overed from the submerged sleeper.
The bodies were being brought here by tr.iin. Previously 34 bodies of victims rf the wreck Sunda- had been recovered.
Nazi Mouthpiece Sanctions Purge —
VERY PRESENCE' OF JEWS IRKS GOEBBELS
ARGUMENT SLATED TODAY
BERLIN. June 21—iJP>—Propaganda Minuter Paul Joseph Goebbels tonight put the stamp of official approval on the new wave of nazi anti-semitism and roused a crowd of 120.000 Berliners to hysterical cries of "out with the Jews— out with the Jews."
Speaking at the annual summer solstice exercises at Olympic stadium, Goebbels demanded, however, that the state party rather than "the street"—meaning mobs—attend to solution of the Jewish problem.
"But It is a good thing we now know what concerns are Jewish.” declared the small propaganda minister referring to the recent smearing of store-fronti with “Jew" in red paint.
"We will see to it that legal measures are taken so that soon Jews will have gone altogether.
, vmifb HERR GOEBBELS
"As far as those remaining are concerned let them remember to keep out of the public view. They are beginning to be a nuisance xxx.
"If the foreign press invokes our human feelings, why we will be glad to present the Jews to them.
"If people say ‘Why, the Jews aren't doing anything,’ I say they provoke us by their very presence."
The government minister’s virulent attack came as the open campaign to drive some 500,000 Jews from Germany had shown signs of abating.
The German press today broke its
silence on the antl-semitic drive. Adolf Hitler’s own VoelkLscher Beo-bachter declared the campaign was “an act of self defense by the people against Jews who are swamping Berlin, especially from Austria."
Citizens Group .
Approves Debt (Testimony Ends In
the body of another found fie ting in the riser c Fuinev. Mont. 130 miles downstream ?nr creek info which
victim was Yellow stone more than from Gustine train
AFTER NONINTERVENTION PARLEY—
Spanish Peace Hopes Rise
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Evacuation Of Judge Acquits Woman For Taking Money
From Hubby's Pants, Advises More Raids
plunged through a flood-battered
bridge early Sunday.
26 BODIES IDENTIFIED
Sheriff Fd>r Ta vier at Miles City re; '.led a ‘•bort time later that the bodies of an unident fled rn.i ti and a woman were found tonight in the Yellowstone river at Fallen, 47 miles east of Miles City.
With t’ne three bodies recovered tonight, rn dread officials listed 25 identif.ed cf 34 known victims. They named IS as missing but said some of these probably were among the unidentified dead.
The task of identifying the dead progressed slowly.
Physicians said all of the remaining injured probably would survive. Of 26 persons in hospitals today, they sud only six would require more than another day or two of treatment.
Bids Announced On Westex Road Jo**s
AUSTIN. June 21—PP—The high*
w ay commission today announced low bids on 28 projects costing 52.-, 324 945, construction of winch is expected to start soon.
Successful bidders on projects, by counties, included:
Steph* ns, 7 2 miles of cut-back c pit a it ic concrete leveling-up course and seaI coat on highway 15 from Breckenridge east, Cage Bro*., | $14,169.
Brown Sc Eastland, 24 7 miles of
a. phalt seal coat on highways 23 Rnd 187 from Junction of highway 7 and IO near Brownwood to one-hall mile south of May and from Cisco northeast to highway 67, Ernest Loyd construction, Fort Worth. $12,387.
Conferees Break Stymie, Accept British Proposal
LONDON, June 21 — (AP — The , prospect cf curbing or even ending Spain's destructive civil war became more promising tonight than at any time since the first shot was ! fired July 18. 1938.
Nine major European powers. ending a long deadlock, agreed at a nonintervention subcommittee meeting cm steps to remove foreign I fighters from the conflict.
Friday the subcommittee will meet again to discuss the cost of the non- (
SACRAMENTO. Calif. June 21.— /P>—Mrs. Edith Swain. 32, wa,, acquitted today—with avengeance—on a charge of taking $16 50 from her husband’s pants pocket.
Acting Police Judge Silas Orr not only cleared her but advised her to help herself to "all you can lay your hands on.”
Mrs. Swain denied she stoic the $16.50 from Cecil Swain, relief worker, when her husband had said she could have $1—"the first money he has given me in two years."
"The money your husband has, under your marriage contract. Is half yours." the judge said. "You can’t steal it. Take a suggestion from me and take all your husband's money you can lay your hands on. You have it coming.”
intervention plan and a full session of the 27-nation group is to be held shortly to approve the complete
Britain sought the aid of France and Italy, whose ay re pat hies sr with opposite sides in the conflict,, to obtain a lull in hostilities while
evacuation commissions could oper- J
BENSON PULLS AWAY FROM PETERSON IN LATE COUNT
Minnesota Governor Tops Opponent 9,000 Votes On Farm-Labor Ticket
Simple Rites Held For Sen. Copeland
SUFFERN. N. Y . June 21.—(AP)
In a brief, solemn funeral service iii the late Senator Royal S. Copelands old green-shuttered colonial home near heir. his friends--silk-hatted politicians and grave-faced neighbors- raid farewell to him to- j day.
The funeral cars drove then to Mahwah, N. J., where the body was buried in the Copeland familj plot
Barrows Wins GOP Election In Maine
PORTLAND. Me . June 21 /P>—
Governor Lewis O. Barrows' ava- i lanche of votes which buried State Senator Roy L. Fcrnald's bid for republican gubernatorial nomination. stood at nearly 50.000 tonight.
Virtually complete returns in yes-terdav's primary gave Barrows 72,-830. Fernald 24,387.
In the house of commons British Prime Minister Chamberlain indicated an armistice was the only practical way to end international difficulties.
It Is considered unlikely that Insurgent General Franco would agree to any cessation of hostilities ex-' c.**pt on his own terms.
Thus much depends upon his heaviest backer. Premier Mussolini of Italy, and how far ll Duce would be willing to go to obtain a durable friendship with Britain,
Agreement of the British proposal I to send evacuation commissions to Spain in an effort to remove foreign troops came when Soviet Russia, which heretofore had opposed the plan, bowed to the will of the other powers.
Rebels, Loyalists Fight To Deadlock
H ENDA YE, Fiance, (at Urn Spanish Frontier), June 21.——Spanish insurgent and government troops fought to a deadlock today in hand-to-hand battling under a broiling sun in the vital Castellon sector of eastern Spain.
Twelve hours of heavy fighting found still unsettled the fate of low hills holding up the insurgent advance on Valencia, some 35 miles to the south. Men, horses, tanks and planes struggled without gain to either side.
MINNEAPOLIS. June 21——Gov Elmer A Benson tonight pulled Into a slightly increasing lead over HjaJmar Peterson on the farmer-
labor ticket in the state primary election as more than three-fourths of
She returns were tabulated.
Benson had a lead of 9,202 from returns of 3,058 of 3,739 precincts. ---—— —— | The vote was Benson 183,775; Peter
Republican: George Leach 50.301; Martin Nelson 63.386; Harson Nor-thrup 2.887; Harold Stassen 108,020.
Democratic: Joel Anderson 2.778; Victor Anderson 8.628; Thomas
Gallagher 19,394; Charles Lethert
3 913; Michael Murray 14.812; Fred Schllplin 16,587.
SURPRISES A-PLENTY It was by far the most surprise-packed gubernatorial primary in Minnesota history as Petersen, who defied Benson and the party he Inherited from the late Floyd B. Olson, fought single-handedly a party In control eight years.
While Benson is an ardent new deal supporter and champion of labor. Petersen, a member of the
state railroad and warehouse com
mission, had adopted a comparatively conservative stand by demanding the ouster of "communists” from within the party and advocating stimulation of private enterprise.
Aspermont Bids City To Jubilee
Stonewall Fete Opens Thursday For Three Days
An open invi*ation to all Abi-lenians to go to Aspermont Thursday. Friday and Saturday was Issued Tuesday afternoon by a group of 50 Aspermont citizens here to boost the Stonewall County Golden Jubilee.
Led by Fred Stockdale and County Judge Roy G. Anderson, the boasters arrived at the federal lawn about 3 o'clock. They were escorted from the Sweetwater highway west of the city limits by representatives of the Abilene chamber of commerce and motorcycle patrolmen from the city police department.
For approximately a half
Japan Reshapes War Plans At Heavy Cost
Cowboy Ball Dancers Added To ’49 Party
Floor Stow For Carnival Slated
The 16 members of the Cowboys’ Christmas Ball dancing troup of Anson are to present a special floor show at the Saturday night presentation of the 4Pers carnival. L. B. Jackson, president of the Traveling Mons association, announced laA night.
The traveling men are to present the 49ers carnival Fridnv night. Saturday afternoon and Saturday nicht to raise money for various charity organizations. They are completing arrangements for a variety program that will be changed at each performance.
"We’re finding a lot of interest in this type of entertainment.’’ Jackson said. "Ticket sales are running higher than we expected and the association members are advertising the show all over the territory. We’re expecting not -inly Abilenians. but representatives ’rom Sweet wa t r. Anson. Stamford. mid several other West Texas towns to join with us for one or mort ai tile pel f Dr mane es. "
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’hev entertained a growing group of Abilene spectators and broadcast their invitation over radio station KRBC. J. C. Hunter, president of the chamber of commerce, and J P. Stinson welcomed the visitors to Abilene. Stinson is scheduled to appear on the golden Jubilee program Thursday.
The Aspermont Luncheon club band played a number of selections as the crowd gathered, and later for the broadcast. Official invitation from Stonewall county was given by Judge Anderson and invitation from the general arrangements committee bv Stockdale.
A free barbecue Thursday, rodeos, fishing, swimming, both square and round dancing and general entertainment are to be features of the program.
The Abilene appearance ended three days of booster tripping for the group.
SHANGHAI. June 22.— iWednes-hour. d»y) — (£*> — Japan’s flood • ruined
campaign for quick conquest of Central China is being reshaped at heavy cost to challenge steadily growing Chinese strength.
Troops and equipment are being shifted at great expense from the Lunghai zone, where only two weeks ago Japanese were on the verge of capturing Cnengchow. which they had planned to use as a base for a drive 300 miles south along the Peiping-Hankow railway against Hankow.
Ickes And Bride Return To U. S.
NEW YORK. June 21 Sec
retary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes arrived on the Ile cie France tonight with his red-haired bride, the former Jane Dahlman, 25, and said. "I've never come back from Europe in such a happy state of mind."
CC Committee To Work Out Details With City Board
A committee of Abilene citizens, called In by the Hair administration to advise on finance problems, went on record last night as favoring a program for refunding the city’s four million dollar bonded debt..
Th* matter has been the subject of detailed study by Mavor Will W. Hair and the four comlssioners, for four months or longer.
Bince 1934, the city has been paying interest but no principal, on its bonded debt. "If the city of Abilene can, and I believe it can, I favor paying its debts and preserving its credit," said Hair, after presenting a summary of the last year's expenditures and receipts for all purposes.
By acclamation. J C. Hunter, president of the chamber of commerce, was named chairman last night. Vote in favor of the adoption of a refunding plan was unanimous, and so was that on Omar Radford's motion that the new chamber of commerce committee, appointed at Hair's request to study refunding advise with the commission in working out the plan, adding to the committee membership as the present members deem needed. The members are Fleming James. O. D. Dillingham. D. G. Barrow, C. M. Caldwell and C. L. Johnson.
INTEREST TOO HIGH
"Abilene should be able to work out a plan by which it can meet I its obligations.’’ said J. M Wagstaff. "In refunding the bonds, the city should look toward reduction of interest. The day of five per cent municipal bonds has passed."
Wagstaff discussed several plans which representatives of bond com- | panics have proposed for a refunding set-up. "I’m not wedded to any of them," he said. He added that he ) believed a bond company, by reason of being able to go into the bond market and carry Uie program through, would have to ban- 1 die IL
C. L. Johnson, former mayor, had } said he believed the city attorney ! and secretary could handle the program.
1225,000 ANNUAL NEED
It was estimated that on $225,000 a year the city could finance a re- j funding program, taking care oi both interest and principal payments, the latter being reapportioned over a longer period of years. Wagstaff suggested a levy for bond purposes of ll 26 of the $2 50 tax rate would, with an increase in valuations, take care of a refunding set-up. Mayor Hair, pointing to an anticipated 90 per cent collection of taxes, estimated ll 34 Tax collections because of heavy delinquent payments, have run better than IOO per cent the last two ■ years.
Included in last night's group were Superintendent L. E Dudley of city schools, Barrow. Johnson. Fleming James, George 8 Anderson, T. N. Carswell, Hunter, W J Fulwiier, R M Wolfe, W G. Swenson. Henry James. Wagstaff. F C. Digby Roberts, David S Castle Omar E Radford Thomas E. Hayden. L. A. Grimes. George Bowers. George Marsh, City Treasurer Brvan Ball, L. A. Grimes, water superintendent; Joe Etheridge. Hair and the four commissioners.
Cliff Slayer’s Trial
DEATH INTERVENES AT ALTER
Death pushed Cupid aside as Harold Landv and Evelyn Schoenfeld < above i were being paarrled in New York Landy,
stricken with a heart attack, dropped at the feet of his bride-to-be, and despite emergency resuscitation, died.
PRESIDENT SIGNS S3,750,OOO BILL FOR SPENDING-LENDING
Optimisfically Fells Press Business
Not Bod Off, Cites Figures As Proof
Bv JOSEPH II. SHORT
HYDE PARK, N. J June 21 - J’ President Roosevelt signed the $3,750,000,OOO lending and spending bill today and asserted that business is not and has not been as bad as a lot of people believed it to be.
The president, at a press conference packed with news development* gave as backing for his statement on business a department of commerce estimate that the national income for this year would be slightly *...... .....* aaa
above $60,000,000,000. Earlier government estimates were $55,000,-000.000.
SPEEDY PU A ACTION
The president was waiting for the newsmen when they came in.
He had a sheaf of papers in his hand.
With those papers as notes, he announced:
d)—1That dirt would begin to Av on $350,000,000 of Public Works Administration projects within sixty
HY DE PARK, N. Y„ June 21 — (API—President Roosevelt announced he would deliver a fireside radio chat to the nation from Washington at 9:30 p. rn. (EST) Friday, June 24.
He told his press conference the talk would be general. Ile said it would be broadcast over all the major radio networks.
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days. now that the big $3,750,000,000 I bill has been signed.
(2)—That the prospect for business during 1938. based on national income figures for the first three months of the year, was definitely improved
13»—That he had signed 45 bills and vetoed seven and would act on ten more tonight, but SUH would have 337 to pass upon after that.
Roosevelt also took occasion to say that references to the last congress as a $12,000,000,000 congress were ridiculous in view of the fact that a large portion of the money appropriated was for loans which
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CANTON. June 22.—‘Wednesday) —i.^—Japanese warplanes killed at least thirty persons today in a raid over Wongsha. a suburb of bomb-scarred Canton
Directors Named By Country Club
The Abilene Country club has four new governors. They are Arch Batjer, Oswin McCarty. Jesse Winters and Hi G. Havnie. elected last night at the annual stockholders meeting of the club held at the clubhouse.
The new governors succeed C. S. Henning. M. M. Meek. A. S. Hawes and Lonnie King. They are to serve for a term of two years and with J. P. Bohannon, C. L. Saylor. R B. Leach. F. W Schroeder and J. B. Wright compose the board of governors to direct activities of the club for the coming year.
Tile meeting began ai 8 o'clock with a supper attended by 50 of the club members Election was hied
FOR GREEN CORN FESTIVAL—
Last Of Texas Indians Revive Tribal Dance
'Pump-Priming' Machinery Oiled
PWA, Other U. S. Agencies Set To Act On Recession
WASHINGTON, June 21.—(ZP)— j President Roosevelt's signature to j the $3,750,000,000 lending-spending ; bill set administrative machinery In motion tonight to carry out the huge, new "pump-priming" program.
The public works administration indicated it would be only a matter of hours before it made its first I allocations from the new funds. I Other agencies announced they were , set for action.
Secretary Harold L Ickes. the PWA administrator, returning from a honeymoon abroad, will get back I to his desk tomorrow to direct the j public works program.
PWA received $965,000,000 of the j huge outlay. It a • was given au-I thority to lend up to $400,000,000 from its revolving fund.
Biggest item in the bill, however, i is SI 425.000,000 for work relief jobs under Harry Hopkins’ Works Progress Administration. Congress was told this would permit employment of up to 3,000,000 persons during the eight months starting July I.
The administration's slum clear-i ance and low-cost housing program ' received a $300,000,000 addition to1 its present $500,000,000.
Other items in the bill include:
The national youth administration i —$75,000,000.
Farm security administration— I $175,000,000 for loans and grants in rural areas.
Congress also included in the bill j $212,000,000 for payments to wheat. j cotton, corn, tobacco and rice farm- ; era under the crop control program.
Black s Chance To Evade Chair Rests On Sanity
Jurors Hear Grim Crime Details As Confession Read
ALPINE. June 12. — TTP) — Both
prosecution and defense closed their cases here tonight in the trial of Francis Marion Black, Jr., charged with shoving Marvin Noblltt, 13, over a bluff to his death.
Testimony ended after the state had presented rebuttal witnesses, among them Dr. W. J. Johnston, superintendent of the state hospital for the insane at San Antonio, who testified he believed Black was sane. BLACK LAST WITNESS He said, however, he thought the San Antonio filling station operator was unstable.
Judge C. R. Sutton will present his charge to the Jury at 9 a rn. tomorrow, after which arguments will begin.
Black took the stand as the last witness for his cause after the defense. in the face of a signed confession. threw the weight of a sanity plea into efforts to save Black from the electric chair.
The mother and wife of the ac* cused man testified for him, drawing a picture of him as a nervous, high strung young man unable to control his temper or to hold a job. FATHER WAS EPILEPTIC Mrs, Edna M Black, the defendant's mother, said she had had a "hard time raising" her boy in Kansas, She also told of the boy’s father, who she said was epileptic.
Dr. Paul L. White, Austin, psychiatrist testified Black was linkable. • ritab’e, of weak will power, and given to impracticable ideas, but said:
“I do not consider him Insane.’* On direct examination Black told how he was arrested as a suspect in the death, and said that he was taken to the court house and persuaded to make a written state-; ment.
He said that District Attorney Allan Fraser told him he might go easier on him lf he pleaded guilty. OBJECTS TO CONFESSION Defense objections to the prosecutions efforts to introduce Black's confession that he tossed the boy over the mountain bluff to collect insurance, were overruled by Judge C. R. Sutton, and Prosecutor Jackson slowly read Black’s signed statement the climax to the state’s case.
Beset by financial worries after stock negotiations had cost him the loss of his wife's money, Black, in his confession, told of first trying to drown the boy but failing besee BLACK, Pg. 3. Col. 5
Lehman Would Take Copeland's Post
ALBANY. N. Y.. June 21.—(JP»— New York's democratic Governor Herbert H. Lehman announced tonight he would accept the nomination to succeed the late United States Senator Royal S. Copeland "If my party desires me to be a candidate.”
NEW YORK. June 21.— ^’—Attorney General John J. Bennett Jr., tonight announced his candidacy for the democratic nomination for governoi of New York soon after Gov. Herbert Lehman made known his availability as a candidate for the senatorial post vacated by the death of Dr. Royal S. Copeland.
0 Daniel Praised Af Abilene Rally
Ex-Governor's Nephew Speaks
Garner Takes Movie Shots Of His Home
INDIAN VILLAGE. Polk County. Texas. June 21.—<**>- Deep in Texas' big thicket tonight young bucks and toothless old men whooped it up before blazing camp fires as they practiced the almost forgotten green corn dance of the Alabama-Sou-shatti Indians Fantastic figures twisted and squirmed by the light of the pine knot fire as Chief Tai-Cai-Shek and the 321 members of his tribe—the last Indians in Texas made ready for the green corn festival to be held Thursday at Livingston. 17 miles from here.
around advising the youngsters, some of them college men. on tile steps and whoops.
Twenty thousand Texans, including Governor James V Allred. Lieutenant Governor Walter Woodul. Attorney General William Mc Craw and J. E. Josey, chairman of the board of directors of the Houston Past. who are to be special guests of the Indians, are expected in Livingston for the all day and half the night festival Thursday.
Clem Fain, "white chief" of the Alabama-Coushattl Indians, said the tribe decided to revive the custom in appreciation to the white I
lite old horse dance, the eagle
immediately after the meal. A gen- dance and many other tribal rites ! man for kindness shown them
eral entertainment program and last used by the Indians 90 years I The Indians settled here in the
dancing completed the session. ago, were rehearsed. Old men, sat thicket when Texas first began its
revolution against Mexico in 1836. General Sam Houston persuaded the Indians to live at peace with the Texans and promised to never molest them as long as they stayed here. The promise was never broken.
But the tribe found farming difficult on the tandy-loam hills. The abundant game was hunted out and Chief Tai-Cai-Shek remarked that the disappearance of the buffalo and deer had left the Indians with nothing but cotton-tail rabbits and squirrel,.
Clem Fain headed a delegation to Washington in 1928 that resulted in federal aid for the tribe and now the Indians are seeing their numbers increase.
W. Lee O’Daniel, candidate for governor, was boomed by a group of friends speaking on the federal lawn last night to a crowd of 500 persons.
Half a dozen speakers appeared 1 on the program, for which W E.
Martin. Abilene attorney, was chalr-I man. Martin supplied the public ; address system.
Asserting that O'Daniel's candidacy was the first thing he and Ernest Walter Wilson, another Abilene attorney, ever agreed on, Mar-
UVALDE. June 21. — ijpi -Vice-President Garner turned newsreel photographer here today.
Disclosing it was the first time he had cv O' handled a movie camera introduced the latter man as the himself, although he lias been first speaker of the night, photographed thousands of times Joe ^ Ferguson of Haskell, during his public career, he took brother Cf ex-governor James E. several picture." of home scenes. ! Ferguson, was introduced. His son,
While he took the pictures newsreel men were photographing him.
Mellon Suit Ended
WASHINGTON, June 21.— <JP)— The government's three-million-dollar income tax case against the estate of Andrew W. Mellon simmered down to a $668 OOO settlement today.
James E. Ferguson, also of Haskell, made a brief talk in O’Daniel's behalf in which he suggested that other condidates give up and withdraw.
Other speakers were Lindsey Walden, young attorney and former justice of the peace; Joe Etheridge, grocer and market operator; and Oscar Roberts, a Midland minister.