Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 28, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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CIO Agitators' Again Jailed In Orleans Ruckus
National Labor Relations Board Enters Dispute
NEW ORLEANS. June 27.—IJP\— John Grosch, acting superintendent of police, started re-arresting CIO leaders late today ss the national labor relations board stepped into tile truckmen's dispute.
HELD SECRETLY He said Bert Nelson and B B. Jones, both of San Francisco, “agitators” who represented themselves as members of the Committee for Industrial Organization, were picked up on the street and held in secret custody,
'‘When I get the seven other leaders of the CIO,” he said. “I’m going to run them all out of town. There is no room In New Orleans for the ClO-Cum-munist party.
"They sent a lot of 'beer men here ^rom 'Frisco to agitate among the negroes as to their rights.”
HEAVY VIOLENCE Three CIO members have been shot and wounded and more than IOO others arrested and released since the CIO drive against the American Federation of Labor started last Wednesday. In each shooting police arrested men they said were American Federation of Labor men
Shortly before the labor board moved into the picture more than IOO men and women, said to be connected with the CIO and arrested in raids last week by police, were acquitted for lack of evidence when brought to trial in recorder's court.
Strike-Held Circus Begins Southern Trek
SCRANTON. »a . June 27 AP -Soggy acres of “big top” canvass wdre stored away tonigh* marking the end of the summers tour of the Ringling brothers, Barnum and Bailey circus stalled here by a strike
By dawn the city expected to find the circus grounds deserted as the circus trains began rolling southward toward win * r ters in
Sarasota. Florida The circus' lfiOO employes went on strike last Wednesday after a nine-week tour. They refused to take a 25 per cent cut in their pay fixed by a contract a year ago. Saturday night an agreement w as signed with the American Federation Of Actors under which the union agreed to furnish the labor needed to move the circus south.
O'Daniel Addresses Brownwood Voters
BROWNWOOD. Jan • 27 — F —VV Lee O Daniel tonight continued his gubernatorial campaign in the west central section of Texas which took him to Stephenville and Comanche earlier in the day.
He continued advocating basin vs methods in state administration Elimnaton of what he called professor politicians, and full payment of old age pensions.
O’Daniei will speak at Lampasas, Georgetown, and Austin tomorrow.
WEST TEXAS CONFEDERATE VETEERANS RETURN TO GETTYSBURG TO JOIN SOLDIERS THEY FOUGHT
West Texas veterans of the Confederacy yesterday began
their "march" on Gettysburg, where they eagerly anticipate the first and last reunion of the Blue and Gray.
Aboard a special car on the
Sunshine special, the Re ports r-News camera snapped these:
tleft to right)
Pecos’ J, W, Prewit, 99. one of the first residents of the Pecos country, aa he displays his treasured UOY badge for Mis.
Charles Robertson of Abilene, president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. His traveling companion is a daugn-ter, Mrs. Charlie Manahan.
Another Pecos veteran (center*. W. H. Browning, who is
95 years of age He is making the trip with a grandson, Brooks Richardson, as his escort.
All set for the reunion. John Lewis Clark. 94. of Rotan, and his escort, Raymond Eakm, a * * *
There was a fourth West Texas veteran on the train when it reached Abilene, Cicero C. Martin of McCaulley, accompanied by his grandson. L. E. Rector. A fifth, H. T. Mc Pheeters, of Winters and his es
cort, Judge A. O. Strother, boarded the afternoon eastbound train.
All of the veterans are traveling in air-conditioned pullman comfort, their expenses and that of their escorts paid by the national government.
TO AVOID 'COMPLICATIONS'-
Japs Told To Keep Off Isle
Hunt For Youthful Heir Stalemated
Clues Lacking In Mountain Search
ALBUQUERQUE. N M . June 27 —i .Pi—Search for missing Medill McCormick reached an apparent stalemate today with a complete absence of clues to his fate on storm-blown Sandia peak.
Half a contingent of 120 CCC enrollees were withdrawn tonight from the search for the 21-year-old publishing heir, and all but two or three of a dozen veteran mountain climbers prepared to return to their homes.
At dusk the searchers a?aln halted work for the night and moved wearily down the steep mountain side. Most had the one brief comment: "nothing doing.”
Pledge Selves To Act Together lf Trouble Arises
LONDON. June 27— r -Britain and France made known today a warning to Japan to keep hands off strategic Chinese island of Hainan, off the south Chin* coast, and a pledge to act together *» handle any “complications.”
The two governments showed they were keeping jealous eves on their interests in fhe far east, despite their preoccupation with diplomatic troubles in Europe Richard Austen Butler, undersecretary for foreign affairs told the house of commons of the warn-
TOKVO. June 28 — Tuesday) •—IAP)—The Japanese foreign office today denied statements in the British house of commons that Britan and France had-warned Japan against occupying Hainan island, strategically situated near British Hongkong and French Indn-Chlna.
ing, and a foreign office spokesman in Paris confirmed Frances readiness to stand with Britain The two governments told Japan if she nersisted in a reported intention to land troops on Hainan there would result "undesirable complications." STATESMEN MEET The disclosure was made In the commons as dispatches from Tokyo said British Ambassador F:r Robert L. Craigie spent a half-hour today discussing Anglo-Japanese relations with the Japanese foreign minister, General Kazushige Ugaki Hainan is directly opposer northern French Indo-Chma. and lies close to the route between Honking and Singapore. Britain's far eastern strongholds,
Chinese reported Japanese troops tried on Sunday to land on the island but were repulsed by machine-gun fire.
'Stork Derby' Mother Faces Divorce Suit
TORONTO, June 27 -(Canadian Press!—Mrs. Pauline Ma^ Clarke, a partiall.v-successful contestant in the Millar stork derby, today was named defendant in a divorce action instituted by George R, Clarke In a court hearing last February Mrs. Clarke testified five of her ten children were born after she separated from her husband.
Tutjut--Putf Putt Is At Large; He's A Pet Alligator And May Hiss Or Bark At You
If the missus finds a black and cream alligator on the front steps this morning instead of the milk bottles, don’t accuse her of guzzling all the vanilla extract In the house and seeing “willies.”
Possibly It is an alligator and lf it is, his name is Putt-Putt (pronounced the w-a" a motor boat sounds *
When Dorothy Spinks 1242 Hickory, was teaching in a New Orleans school, one of her pupils gave her a tiny alligator, about nine Inches long. She kept him with her last year while teaching in Ranger and w hen vacation time came brought him home with her.
"He’s really a charming little creature," she said, “and he hisses when he s mad and barks when he's hungry ”
About 25 inches long now . Putt-Putt eses ped from his pool Sunday leaving no visible clues as to his whereabouts
To the finder Miss Spinks offers a substantial reward and for Putt-Putt, if he comes home of his own accord, she is saving a pound of the choicest liver in town.
BERLIN RECALLS SINO ENVOY; BELIEVE RELATIONS BROKEN
Diplomats See In Action Parallel With
Break With Government Spain In 1933
BERI IN, June 28 — Pi—It appeared her** tonight that the nazi regime believes the time has come for a cooling of relations with China.
Diplomatic quarters believed recall of the ambassador to Hankow, Oskar Trautmann. might be but the first step in the direction of severance of relations with General Chiang Kai-Sheks regime.
While there was no official information on Foreign Minister Joachim --von Ribbentrop s motive in calling
HSU Horned Frog Second In California Event Coming Home To Prove Prowess
Cowboy, the horned frog that won second place in the Collegiate Canter division of Coalinga s (Calif.) World Championship horned toad derby, will be returned to Texas to challenge all rarefrr^s
Particularly antagonist? will be his attitude toward all Eastland KHMty horned frogs, said C. Herschei Schooiey. Hardin-Simmons minister of propaganda. Eastland county folks, still balloon-headed because a horned frog pulled a Rip-Van-Wlnkle In their courthouse cornerstone during the first third of the 20th century, have challenged the rowdy young frog off of H-SU’s forty acres to come down there and race.
Schooiey said he would also attempt to bring sor;" of California's best Ir^s to Texas for racing, cit
h«5 been rrjiably reported, however. that the Texas legislature will frown on pari-mutuel betting on the race-frogs.)
Treasure Island entered by the Golden Gate Exposition, won the. finals in Coaling's world championship tournament bv scampering out of the 16-foot circle in 2.5 seconds
Defeating Cowboy in tho Collegiate Canter was Oskie Wow Wow. entered by the University of California Dutchman from Texas Christian was third, Mighty Mite from Fresno state fourth .and Bronco Benny from Santa Clara fifth.
After defeating all the other race-frogs In Texas, Cowboy will no doubt i be put Into training for next year’s Calinga event. This year's races marked the sixth renewal of that classic.
Jap Offensive Bogging Down
SHANGHAI June 27 v Japan's war on China showed signs tonight of bogging down on all fronts.
The most active front was the Yangtze river valley about 200 miles from Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Sheks provisional capital.
The contest on this front, with Chinese troops, shore batteries and planes stubbornly opposing the upriver drive toward Hankow, was developing into a deadly game of give and take, with the Chinese reporting recapture of strong positions 20 miles below the great boom at Matowchen
In a sector along the north bank, near Tikiang. the Chinese were defending two strategic hills from which their guns could sweep the river when the Japanese assault the Matowchen barrier.
The Chinese reported that from these positions they were able to brat off two spirited attempts to land Japanese marine reinforcements.
Japanese aerial operations against south China, including the island of Hainan off the Kwangtung coast, continued without any further sign I that a major south China offensive 1 was starting.
ACC Students' Hurts Minor In Bus Wreck
None of the 21 or 22 students aboard was injured seriously early Monday night when the Abilene Christian college bus ov/ turned 21 miles from Carlsbad.
President James f Cox of ACC’
, contacted the party by wire and telephone to learn that only minor scratches and bruises were sustained. The bus was badly damaged.
The party had visited Carlsbad caverns earlier in Hie day, as a regular extra-curricular activity of the ACC summer school, and was en route to Pecos to spend the night.
Instead, they mimed to Carlsbad after the accident, and will return by commercial bus today.
back Trautmann for a report, foreign observers saw the beginning of a parallel with action in Spain.
After the outbreak of the Spanish civil war, Germany gradually withdrew from government Spain, then followed with positive support o f Insurgent General Francisco Franco.
Germany, similarly, has given at least ideological endorsement to the Japanese cause in the far eastern conflict, and certainly no one here believes that Trautmann will return to China.
It is known, however, the Chinese generalissimo tried hard to hold Trautmann, and that he also made highly attractive offers to General Baron Alexander von Falkenhausen and his military advisors to Chiang, who also have been recalled. (Trautmann and the advisors were to leave Hankow Tuesday, unless Chiang intervened or Berlin altered its instructions.)
HANKOW, China, June 27.—DP — Twenty-seven German military advisors who helped Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek build a modern army are prepared to depart China tomorrow, un!is new orders are received from Berlin.
Tile Germans are credited wuth much of the. strategy by which Chinese checked the Japanese army last spring.
It w-as passible Chiang might at the last minute refuse them permission to leave, but Chinese officials generally thought this unlikely.
Berlin asked the China government to invalidate contracts of the German advisors on May 21, after agitation attributed to Japan who Is linked with Germany in an accord to combat communism.
Hunter Becomes III While Making Speech
DALLAS, June 27.—i.P.--Political I machines and “biased publicity writers on the payrolls of the present j state administration” were assailed by Tom Hunter tonight in his weekly broadcast in his campaign for the gubernatorial nomination.
The candidate's headquarters announced that Hunter became ill while delivering tho address and that the speech was completed by Solon Walker, who read from a prepared copy, I
ABILENE VET JOINS TREK TO WAR SITE
By GARTH JONES From every comer of the continent yesterday remnants of the forces of the Confederate and Union armies began a last trek to the little Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg.
Upon this battlefield stark with memories of one of the bloodiest battles of the civil strife, all differences will be forgotten as both sides fraternize in a Joint reunion June 29 —July I.
Yesterday Abilene’s sole surviving veteran. Charles H. Foote, 89. took a train at Lubbock for the reunion site. He left Abilene six weeks ago to vlsK hts son in 8pur. DAUGHTER HARPY A daughter, Mrs. 8. L. Grant, 474 Merchant, when informed of his departure expressed joy at his being able to go, He had been in ill health and the last word they received from him. she said, he was not planning to go.
Harvey T. McPeeters, 91, of Winters left Abilene yesterday afternoon on the 3:35 p. rn. train for Gettysburg. He was accompanied by A. O Strothers, Winters attorney, as his attendant.
Wearing a natty near straw hat, Mr McPeeters calmly fanned his long white beard with an old fashioned palm leaf fan as a photographer took his picture,
"Make me look pretty,” he told the cameraman INDIAN FIGHTER Enlisting in the Capt. Newton Duncan calvary, Mr. McPeeters was one of the youngsters'’ of the war. Although he never saw action in any of the battles of the war between the states, he is a veteran of ll Indian “scraps.”
Just east of Abilene, he said, he and four other Texas Rangers, stood off 30 Indians. That was in 1870. For
See VETERANS, Pf. IO. Col. I
CHAMBERLAIN REFUSES ARMS FOR BRITISH MERCHANT SHIPS
Angry Commons Assails Minister As Rebels Bomb Two Other Vessels
LONDON. June 27.—(A**—Britain* hard-pressed prime minister. Neville Chamberlain, turned back angry demands today that British merchants ships be armed to beat off attacking warplanes.
Both opposition and supporting members of the house of commons harried Chamberlain in a heated session after Spanish insurgent planes
blasted two more ships flying the
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Alliance Attack Brings No Reply
Druggists Avoid * Controversy On Liquor Question
Abilene druggists made no reply yesterday afternoon to a charge by 22 members of the Abilene Ministerial Alliance that "certain drug stores” were "—danger spots for undermining of morals of our youth and embarrassment of our Christian schools, an encouragement of J lawlessness.”
Neither did they comment on a pledge by the ministers to “call i upon the entire community to let | its influence and efforts be felt, to combat this growing and threaten-i ing evil to our youth, our horn** and our Christian schools, and to spare no time and effort till our city is rid of this condition.” According to officials of the local druggists association, the druggists took the position that discussion or argument of the statements would tend only to cause ill feeling and possible controversy rather than clarify the matter The quoted statements are taken from a strongly worded resolution I passed by the ministers yesterday at the regular monthly meeting of the alliance They were expressing “disappointment” that local drug stores which recently surrendered their medicinal liquor permits had decided to keep them after they were returned by the liquor control board supervisor.
The resolution condemned drug stores and doctors who “are defeating the intent and purpose of the prescription liquor law which was and is intended for legitimate medicinal use only."
In conclusion, they pledged to "frown upon any and every one, drug store proprietor and doctor, who are parties to this menace that has been thrust upon us And tha* we pledge ourselves to expose and oppose this lawlessness till it is banished from our midst.”
Meeting with the ministers were Sheriff Sid McAdams. Police Chief Hackney, County Judge York and District Attorney Otis Miller.
(ha in ber lain promised h I s critics nothing and awaited return of the British commercial agent. Sir Robert M. Hodgson, Britain's representative in insurgent Spain, who is expected to bring a conciliator? explanation of such attacks from Genera Ii**) no Franco,
MAY SEVER RELATIONS It was possible mounting British anger over repeated attacks on British shipping might force Chtm-
BARCELONA, June 27— —
The Spanish government tonight published a note to Great Britain approving establishment of a neutral commission to investigate air raids en unfortified Spanish cities.
This declaration Implied a pledge not t" retaliate with raids on defenseless insurgent towns but hinted st possible reprisals against other unspecified regions.
berlain to keep Sir Robert at home and sever the semi-diplomatic relations with Franco.
Some quarters admitted even Franco might be unable to curb operations of his German and Italian pilots and planes—men and equipment from two countries which Chamberlain is doing his utmost to “appease ”
Thus in the last analysis. Chamberlain might face the alternative of angering Premier Mussolini and Reichsfuehrer Hitler or of driving his own supporters in parliament into the opposition camp.
Insurgents Bomb Two British Ships
VALENCIA. June 27,—GF) Insurgent airplanes today di.troyed two more British ships off the Spanish coast, killing four crewmen and
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A contribution of $10 for the Clyde storm relief fund was received Monday from the Gypsum Mill Workers union No. 21290 at Rotan.
Pair Convicted Of Blackmail In Kidnap
WHITE PLAINS. N J . June 27
—(Ab— A Jury today convicted Werner Fred Luck, 23. and Edward John Penn, 18, of attempted blackmail in the kidnaplng-murder of Peter Levine.
County Judge Frank Coyne remanded the North F viam, N. Y . youths to jail and said he would impose sentence in a few days.
They were arrested March 19 after G-men received a tip thtg planned to collect $30,000 from Peter Levine’s* father. Muray, a Manhattan lawyer.
HIS SHOTS SET OFF WORLD WA R
Flowers Placed On Sarajevo Assassin's Grave
By ALVIN J. STEINKOPF
8ARAJEO. Yugoslavia. June 27 — P— Someone placed * handful of carnations today on the obscure grave of Gavrilo Prmzip, the youth whose well-aimed pistol shot 24 years ago touched off the world war.
Otherwise, this semi-oriental city drowsed in the heat of a Bosnian summer and took little note that Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated h e re by Prinzip on June 28. 1914
The authorities didnt, know about the carnations and didn t
care. Prinzip was largely a forgotten man.
Tourists manifested mild interest in the little bridge over the Miljazka river the heart of the city, near which Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the Princess Sophie, were slain by Prinzip’s shots.
A guide today explained that the spot was well-chosen, that young Prinzip reckoned with the fact the crown prince's carriage would have to slow down before making a sharp turn to cross the bridge.
There was some caustic comment when a tablet was urn riled there June 28, 1929, many critics holding that an incident which caused so much suffering to tile world should not have been commemorated with such ceremony.
The body of Prinzip was brought to Sarajevo for burial in 1929. He and his fellow conspirators. Nedeljko Tschab-rinowitsch and Trifko Grabesch, died in prison while they were serving 20->ear sentences for their assault on the crown orlnce.
Wage-Hour Bill Made Law With FDs Signature
Administrator May Be Named In Few Weeks
WASHINGTON. June 27.—/Ab— President Roosevelt has signed the wage-hour bill, thereby giving the “go ahead” signal for a vast experiment in putting a "floor” under pay rates and a “ceiling” over hours.
The act will go into operation October 24. when, officials said. some 200,000 persons receiving less than 25 cents an hour are to have their pay increased to 25 cents. Whether any court fight over the act will delay its operation has yet to be determined.
The act provides for appointment of a wage-hour administrator, and well-informed officials said they expect the president to fill this post before he starts on his trip to the west July 7,
The art applies to industries in Interstate commerce, with some exceptions. They will be required to pay a minimum wage of 25 rents an hour during the first year after October 24. During the second year and five subsequent years the wage rate minimum will be 30 cents, and at the end of seven years after the act goes into effect, the flat minimum . will be 49.
44 HOI R WEEK To place a ceiling over hours the measure provides a maximum work week of 44 hours the first year. 42 hours the second year, and 40 hours i thereafter.
The administrator Is empowered I to set up committees to Investigate wage conditions in various industries and to recommend payment I of the highest minimum rates as soon as economically Justified. Thus, the 40-cent minimum might be reached in some industries in much less than seven years.
The measure also prohibits “oppressive child labor," exempts some Industries from wage and hour regulation, and provides payment of time and a half for overtime except in season Industries where the work ( week may run to 58 hours.
Cc - ria, IV*reguay On Verge Of War
BUENOS AIRES. June 27—
A new thereto! war between Bolivia and Paraguay over the dismal I Chaco wilderness grew tonight, as representatives of six neutral countries struggled to pry zen t a breakdown In t«Tttorial negotiations.
The neutrals are trying to fix a definite boundary to end a century old dispute over the Chaco area.
Paraguay’s aspiration* to retain nearly all the t i.Titory gained in the j three year war from 1932 to 1935, and refusal to yield Bolivia a port on the upper Paraguay river deadlocked the conversations.
The n Citral conferees are Argentina. Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and the United States.
7 Texas Companies Face U. S. Charges
SAN ANTONIO, June 27—APF— Four major packing companies and three Texas produce dealers were accused of violating the packers’ and storage dealers' act of 1921 in a hearing here today before Ft. L. Dillman, representing the U. S. department of agriculture.
The testimony In the hearing is devoted to alleged manipulation of prices in the South Texas turkey market of recent years.
Defendants against the charges here are Armour and company, the Cudahy packing company. Swift and company. Wilson and company, the Western produce company, the Amarillo poultry and sgg company and the Fort Worth poultry and egg company.
Death lakes First State Hospital Head
Dr. John Preston Succumbs At 86
Dr. John Preston, 86 former Abllenian. died Monday at his home in Austin. Dr. Preston was one of the committeemen who selected the site for the Abilene State hospital and was superintendent of the institution from its founding in September. 1903 until 1909 From Abilene he went to Austin to be superintendent of the Austin state hospital for the insane. He held that position until 1925 when he retired and became chief of staff of the eleemosynary di-j vision of the state board of control. He had been medical inspector for the board of control for the past year.
Dr Preston was well known in i Abilene during his residence here. He was active in promoting Abilene as the site of a state hospital, was 1 responsible for the organization of the Abilene state hospital and formally received the first patient into the Institution.
He is survived by his wife, four sons, three daughters and several grandchildren, One grandson, Louis Preston, served in the Abilene state hospital several years ago aa a med-1 leal student.