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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 31, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®he Sfailme Sporter ☆☆☆“WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOI S, Biron VOL LVII, NO. 313. AfNdkM fra— IAP* ABILENE, TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 31, 1938 —fWELVE PAGES traits mat (CT* PRICE 5 CENTS IN DEFENSE OF REORGANIZATION BILL— FD Denies Objective Of Being American Gigantic Hunt For Six Navy Fliers Begun Craft Vanishes During Mimic Warfare; Five Killed In Crash Off Oahu Island Leaders For Baptist District Session Arrive 200 Of Expected 500 Delegates Register At H-SU Annual meeting of district 17, Texas Baptist convention, got underway this morning at Hardin-Simmons university with 200 of the expected 500 delegates registered by noon. Leaders for the two-day program and speakers arrived this morning, while delegates from the IO counties In the district were coming In during the morning and early afternoon. DR. LEE SPEAKS Principal speaker for the convention is Dr. Harry Lee Spencer, pas-tor of the College Avenue Baptist plane occurred onh a few hours a i church at Fort Worth, who made the er one of the navy’s newest bombers U. S. Notifies Powers Ships lo Be Bigger British, French Notes Awaited By Washington NEW DEAL SMILES ON REORGANIZATION BILL VICTORY WASHINGTON, March 31.— The United States formally noti- HONOLULU, March 31.—(AP)—The navy sent 240 fighting planes into the air, and dispatched numerous surface vessels to the northwest of Oahu island today, in a gigantic search for six bluejacket fliers who vanished last night in an old-style bomb- fled Great Britain and France to-ing plane.    I    dny    of this country’s intention to At the same time it became known that eight sailors had build battleships bigger than 35,000 been injured, three seriously, and four boats had been wrecked tons. in the landing of 1,400 men at Lahaina roads in connection with the current Pacific maneuvers. Nine boats were swamped in the surf. NEW BOMBER CRASHES Disappearance of the bombing RECOGNIZE HIM? first of four addresses in a chapel service at the Hardin-Simmons auditorium this morning. He was introduced by J. D. Riddle, educational director of the First Baptist church at Abilene. Speaking on "Hidden Treasure,” Dr. Spencer told an audience of delegates and HSU students that "life is exciting because of what we don't know and can’t see on the surface.” ‘The world is full of God,” he concluded. "but only he who sees can worship.’1 crashed at sea, also off the northwest shore of Oahu, with a loss of five men. The two others aboard survived. Bodies of two of the victims were recovered by salvage craft. One was Identified as that of Lieut. L. O. Crane of Nashville, Tenn., in command of the plane. The other body was not identified. In previous tragedies during 1938 maneuvers, seven men were lost Presiding at the morning session maneuver.    v,nUhwl    at    ■Smm -.. th. Ur H strnhpr<; nth when a patrol bomber vanished at gym .as the Rev. H. H. Stephens. 17th |    ^    kmed    ^    2    whcn d while district president, who appointed a new district secretary to serve for the convention—Mrs. Elton Rhodes. He also named a committee to appoint Various committees necessary for work of the convention. Members of the committee are the Rev. E. D. Dunlap of Sweetwater, the Rpv. W. A. Doyle of Anson and Mrs. J. L. Winter of Lawn. Welcome address w as made by Dr two patrol bombers collid flying through serially weather in night operations. Both tragedies occurred in southern California. The flying boat which vanished yesterday was in command of Lieut. Charles Signer. Members of the crew were: Aviation Cadet R. J. Rarroblna: P. B. Pancoast, aviation machinist mate. L- Q- Campbell, assistant dean of    class;    j    A    Bingham, aviation ^ machinist mate, first class: C. T. students at Hardin-Simmons, response by the Rev. Charles T. Tally. Jr., of Ranger. Two other addrrses were on the morning program—one by the Rev. J. D. Brannon of Houston, formerly of Abi- See BAPTISTS, Pf. I?, Col. I Shares Plummet To Five-Year Lows NEW YORK, March 31.—(/Pl—A temporary halt in the steady March decline in the stock market was ended by a fresh wave of selling in afternoon trading today and many shares dropped to the lowest prices recorded in five years or longer. Earlier gains were largely replaced by losses running to $2 or more in leading shares as the market yielded under an inrush of offerings, so heavy for a while the stock exchange ticker lagged behind the market. Much less formidable than usual, and certainly with a less belligerent tilt to his jaw. Benito Mussolini is pictured above in civilian clothes. The photo was snapped at Guidonia. model city near Rome. Secretary Hull sent notes to this effect to the British and French embassies and the Canadian legation. The text of the notes will be made public tomorrow. Tire United States expects a British note of the same character during the day. A French note also is awaited but this, an informed source said, will state France's intention to abide by the 35,000 ton limit. The United States note sets forth that a power outside the London naval treaty—Japan—has raised the presumption, by failure to answer the February note of Chis government, that It Is building or intends to build battleships larger than 35,000 tons. The note does not propose a new tonnage limit for super dread-naughts. This will be left to further negotiation. Lord Halifax Raps British Isolationists Dictator Note To Friend Cites Proof Of His Statement With the president's government reorganization bill pushed safely over the senate hurdle and sent to the house, well-pleased new deal senators exhibited the broad smiles of victory shown above. Left to right. they are Senators She-man Minton (D-Ind.), James F. Byrnes <D-SC), and Lewis Schwellenbach (D-WashJ, who played important roles in obtaining senate approval despite a last-minute barrage of tele grams, mostly In opposition as the house reorganization committee began consideration of the bill, it was believed that the house fight would be as bitter as that In the senate. Rebels Launch Twin Thrusts Williamson, radioman, first class; C: R. Dulundsen, jadioman, third class. •' PLANE FORCED DOWN Naval spokesman sa.d the plane was undoubtedly forced down at sea. Radios were tuned to pick up any call from the flying boat, but after a night of listening the spokesman said "nothing was picked up from the plane.” Failure to hear from the craft, he said, "does not mean we are abandoning hope." Tile plane was lost while maneuvering with five other airest through bad weather which made flying conditions hazardous. What Is Your News I. Q ? 'Last Chance' Call For Band Uniform Contributions Issued Seventh Victim Of Serum Dies Cancer Patients Treated From Same Bottle ORLANDO. Fla., March 31.— (UP>—The seventh victim of cancer serum died early today. The latest to die was Mrs. F. Moonert, 63, of Winter Park. The, six who died Tuesday and Wednesday were all women. Four other persons who received the serum are in a critical condition. All those stricken were under treatment for cancer by the same doctor, whose name was withheld. The deaths were preceded by the symptoms of tetanus. Federal, medical and local authorities were trying to determine whether tetanus virus had gotten into the serum. In all, the one Orlando doctor had been treating 14 persons for cancer. The doctor who administered the serum said that he had given "probably IO,OOO’’ injections of it the past two years and lately A "last chance” opportunity to (Contribute toward purchasing new uniforms for Abilene high school bandsmen today was offered persons who have not yet donated to a fund for that purpose. Mrs. C. C. Stewart, president of the Band Parents’ association, said $2.866 90, including a few uncollect-    in cd pledges, has been subscribed, had been so encouraged by the re-Latest contribution was the $3 of R.    suits that    he    was    preparing    to    re- B. Leach.    port of the    successes    to    the    manu- The total places Eagle band mem-    facturers. hers within about *50 of their goal. The preparation was called "En-Mrs. Stewart said.    I    it    was    a    product    of    the    Con- Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 30, good. Answers on page 5. 1. What is the name of the man pictured above? To what office was he elected recently by a West Texas organization? 2. How much of the $600,000 Fort Phantom Hill bond issue has been sold by the city of Abilene? 3. Of 3,007 trees planted along state highways in Taylor county a year ago, how many died, or had to be replaced this year? 4. What Abilene store has had Its advertisement on the back page of the Reporter-News continuously since 1907, and why it not appear on that page ©Bone day recently? What West Texas high Be recently changed from Class B to Class A for the 1938 football season and in which Class A district has it been placed? "Lots of persons have the idea that we have all that is needed to pay for the uniforms.” she said. I "This is a chance for those wrho have not yet contributed to join in aiding the band ” Mrs. Stewart also asked that persons who have not yet paid their pledges do so as soon as possible. UAW Pact Expires DETROIT. March 31. (TV-A one-year agreement between the Chrysler corporaiton and the United Automobile Workers expires today and the Chrysler corporation posted notices in its Detroit plants saying the management had been informed of "plans for a ‘stop work’ strike in the Pymouth plant on Thursday or Friday.** nell research foundation at Kings ton. Ont. Dr. H. C. Connell, head LONDON. March 31.—Viscount Halifax. Britain’s foreign secretary, told an international audience today that "the English people have never rema'ned and I think never can remain aloof from what Is happening in Europe.” As be struck this blow at British advocates of a policy of extreme isolation. the government laid before envoys of Europe's major powers new proposals for achieving early withdrawal of foreign troops from the war in Spain. Speaking at a luncheon of the Foreign Press association, attended by several foreign ambassador* and ministers, Lord Halifax said: "They (the English people) may have their moments or moods in which they like to persuade themselves they can keep out of it, but when it comes down to hard tacts I venture to assert they are too sen-I sible to allow' those moods to color ' their judgments. "This nation intends to be strong ■ and to go on building up its I strength x x x in order that it may make its voice powerfully heard in 1 x x x Europe.” Members of the nine-power chairman's subcommittee of the non-intervention committee agreed to submit to their governments the pro-| posals made to them today by 1 Britain. It was the group's first meeting in nearly two months, and the British move to end foreign intervention came as the insurgent armies— j with Italian and German aid—were sweeping toward the Mediterranean and apparently toward final victory. $10 Gift Received By PTA Milk Fund Ten dollars was added this morning to the P.-T. A. Milk Fund, by Army Penetrates Lerida Suburbs HENDAYE, France, At The Spanish Frontier, March 31.—Of*)—Insurgent Generalissimo Franco today a’med twin thrusts toward the Mediterranean and deadly severance of government Spain. The central army worked Its way through the suburbs of Lerida, ancient city and fortress, 80 miles from Barcelona and but 45 miles from the coastal city of Tarrang-ona. The right wing. 42 miles to the south, menaced Gandesa, an outpost also on the road to Tarrang-ona. Loyalist Troops Flee To France Forces Mapping Clean-Up Drive Committee Meets With Chairman; Aides Appointed Force! of the city were organizing TARBES. France. March 31.—{# —One thousand Spanish govern- i ment militiamen, cut off from their baze by a new Insurgent advance i today to sweep the city next week east of Jaca. escaped across the 1 |nt0 a gigantic clean-up and paint-Pyrenees today    Into the tiny    campaign. The lines of action were being , drawn In a committee meeting called They surrendered their rifles and French mountain hamlet of Hospice de France. BAR EC LONA, March 31—-CAP)— Five insurgent planes dropped 30 bombs on nearby Mataro, destroyed Avera I houses, killed five persons, and wounded 20 planes turned toward arms without resistance, and said a thousand others were on their way to France from the Pyrenees sector. Mobile guardsmen rushed to the town at the call of the hamlet's mayor and found the weary, hungry soldit.s stumbling down mountain trails from the mountain heights. The militiamen said they had evaded guards placed by the Bar-today. The celona government to prevent de-Barcelona. sorters reaching Prance. They said 'Bogies Planted Under Every Bed' By Foes, Charge WARM SPRINGS. Ga., March 31. — (UP) — White House attaches routed newspaper correspondents assigned to President Roosevelt from bed early today and handed them copies of a letter which the president had written to an unnamed friend to defend the government reorganization bill and to deny that he aspired to be an American dictator. DISCUSSES MEASURE Mr. Roosevelt wrote his friend: (\) I have no inclination to be a dictator. (Bt I have none of the qualifications which would make me a, successful dictator. (C) I have too much historical background and too much knowledge of existing dictatorships to make me desire any form of dictatorship for a democracy like the United State! of America.” The president then entered into a detailed discussion of the government reorganization bill which critics alleged would give him dicta-tc-1al powers. Mr. Roosevelt told his friend thai “the opposition has planted bogles under every bed” and gave examples to substantiate this contention. He continued: "I cite these nierely as examples of a score of equally silly nightmares conjured up at the Instigation of either those who would restore the government to those who owned It between 1921 and 1933. or those who for some reason or other seek deliberately to wreck the present administration eof the United States.” The copy of the letter handed tbs correspondents was preceded by this statement from the White House executive offices: PRESIDENTS MAIL SMALL "During the past IO days the president received comparatively few letters and telegrams relating to the for 1:30 this afternoon In the office cf W. S. Wagley, chairman of the laudation blU^riow^ Pending in chamber of commerce Clean-Up not bombed in ll days, but sped they were convinced there was no to sea when government fighters other way of escaping the lnsurg-pursued.    1    ent    onsweep. Boy Is Killed Near Snyder Child Darts Into Side Of Truck Chasing Cap SNYDER, March 31. —Dashing after his cap when it lifted from his head during a sandstorm late yesterday, eight-year-old T. C. Campbell of McCrory, Ark., was ..          fatally    Injured    as    he    ran    full    tilt of the firm, said at Kingston that ^ McDaniel, reported Mrs. Edith    0f    a    gasoline    truck. Week program. J. C. Hunter, chamber of commerce president, last night announced appointment of Wagley s assistants. On the list were W. P. Wright, W. L. Blakenev, Mrs. R. H Thomason, president of the Abilene Garden club: J. Ray Roe, fire chief; and Bob Cannon, secretary of the Boosters club. Mrs. Morgan Jones, president of the Abilene Federation of Women's clubs, which makes a clean-up week program a traditional part of its work, also was to meet with the committee. The clean-up is to touch practically all parts of the city—homes, yards, gardens, streets, alleys, business and public property. ‘ Next week will be the time to make vacant lots presentable; to paint up the house and add those closets, cupboards and shelves that have been needed; to repair the garage doors and the fences, to trim the shrubs and trees. In fact, from start to finish, It will be the time to make Abilene more attractive as a place to live." said Wagley. congress. The pros and cons were about equally divided. The smallness of the number compared with the flood of telegrams sent to members of the senate is positive proof thai the campaign against the reorganization bill was the result of organ* See FDR, Pg. 5, CoL I he had information that the seven persons who died had been treated from the same bottle. Abilene Masons To Play Hosts Tonight Abilene Masons w ere all set today | to entertain guests. The head of the list will be W. S. Cook of Fort i Worth, past grand master of th® | grand lodge of Texas, speaker for an area meeting to be ln*ld tonight w’ith the Abilene lodge, No. 559. Representatives ar' expected Lorn 22 West Texas lodges, the attendance to be more than 300. C. Smith, secretary-treasurer. Tire fund still need., about $20 to pay March bills, due today. More than 350 under-nourished children in the city schools are receiving milk dally through this fund, which is dependent entirely upon public subscriptions. There is no overhead ex-! pense every cent given buys milk. Let Tunnel Contract AUSTIN, March 31. (UP)—Contract for a tunnel connecting the power house and various buildings at the Big Spring state hospital was awarded today to Kelly Construction company of San Antonio for $17,990. The mishap occurred about 15 miles northwest of Snyder on highway 7. The child died en route to Snyder in an ambulance. Claud Campbell, father of the child, had stopped hts car to re- j pair a flat tire. The little boy, going for his cap. crushed hts head on a protruding beam on the truck. Jasper Wood of Spur was the driver. The Campbell family, the husband and wife, the son and a three-year-old daughter, were en route to Hagerman. N. M. Senate Levy Bill Finished Reject Proposal To Lower Income Tax Exemptions WASHINGTON. March 31.—<AP>— The senate finance committee completed work today on the house-approved tax revision bill after voting down a proposal to low^er income i tax exemptions. A reduction in personal income tax exemptions to broaden the tax base was proposed by Senator La-Follette iProg-Wis). The reduction would have brought millions of new Du T. Dempey of the state department of education. Atlanta, Ga. was elected chairman of the secondary school group; President Edward Conradi, Florida State College for Women, vice chairman, and Decision Due Soon On Area Hospital WASHINGTON, March 31. (/TO— Representative Mahon (D-Tex) said today after a conference with Brigadier General Frank T. Hines, veterans administrator, that a decision w’ould be made in a few weeks on requests for a general hospital in West Texas. The Weather M'Craw To Address Educators' Session DALLAS, March 31.—<&—'The general session of the Southern Association of Colleges and secondary schools opened here today with an address of welcome by Attorney General William McCraw. Dr. A. B. Butts president of the University of Missouri, was to respond. ABILENE and vicinity:    Fair,    coolie probably light frost tonight: Friday, fair. West Texas:    Fair, cooler in south, frost in southwest, freeing In north portion tonight; Friday fair. East Texas: Partly cloudy on coast; fair In Interior; cooler, probably light frost In northwest and north-central portions tonight. Friday fair. Highest tempersturs yesterday ....SS Lowest temperature this morning 46 TEMPERATURES Thurs. a rn. HEAD SCRATCHING FOLLOWS BOOST-- Freight Rates On Abilene Cotton, Wheat Up $4, Tile freight rates increases being I and one-half cents per bushel. Last I bale increase allowed on cotton in granted the railroads, truck lines, year tile Abilene vicinity produced and coastwise water freight lines by the Interstate Commerce commission and the Texas Railroad commission are causing a great amount of "figuring” and head scratching. For the Abilene vicinity, the rate Increase on the two major money crops, cotton and wheat, will cost someone approximately $4,000—provided that the section produces the roughly 160,000 bushels of the grain Most of the grain was shipped, either direct or through intermediate points, to coastal ports at the rate of 33 cents per IOO pounds. Under the rate set by the Texas Railroad commission to be effective March 28. the cast of shipment was increased to 35 cents per IOO pounds. The additional revenue to any quantity. Thb would have been divided among the 40,000 bales which H. G. Haynle, president of the Western Compress & Storage Widow Of Louisiana Governor Expires SHREVEPORT, La., March 31 — '/Pi—Mrs. Oscar Kelly Allen. 44, widow of Governor O. K. Allen, died at her home here last night of a heart ailment. Mrs. Allen had been in ill health for several years and in recent months suffered several severe attacks. Mrs. E. L. Harwell, accompanied taxpayers under the income levy. The committee also voted down a proposal by LaFollette to increase surtax rates on net incomes between $3,000 and $40,000. In another section of the tax measure, the senate committee rewrote house provisions to provide tighter restrictions on corporations which seek to dodge taxes by accumulating big surpluses. Some members of the finance committee had proposed increasing the penalties against corporations which pile up big surpluses in an effort to dodge taxes. Frank C. Jenkins. Washington, D. I Jf* C. executive secretary. thermometer 54* Relative humidity 16 EXAMINING TRIAL WAIVED-- Coleman Youth Bound Over To Lubbock'.. .‘J: ":'J: LUBBOCK, March 31. (/Pi—Waiv- had been forced to accompany the  /Nt4 a xvi lr! riHp reP°rted cleared through the jjy hgr daughter, Dorothy, left this morning on the Sunshine Special compress here. Toe Increase on cotton applies so far. only to that cotton shipped for Shreveport, La., to attend the funeral of her a int, Mrs. Oscar same amount of these items in 1938 the carriers la. t year w’ould have as was produced in 1937. Specifically, the increase in the shipping cost of a bushel of wheat from Abilene to Texas ports is one been tbout $2,OOO, Approximated the same amount of additional revenue would have been produced by the five cents a for export. The new rate Is $3 20 Kelly Allen, 44. Rites for Mrs. Al-per bale. For centon shipped within en> widow of Governor O. K. Al-Texas but not for export, the rate lf,n of Louisiana, will be held at from Abilene to Houston remains 3 0<clock    afternoon.    In    Fort nt *!'15* . .    . .    ,    ,    .    Worth. Mrs. Harwell will be joined Other intrastate rate, on carload by h„ mothfr Mrs Sarah See FREIGHT Page 5, C ol. 4 j Beele, sister of Mis Allan. Predict Light Frost For Area Tonight in*fxaminln* trial-J-* Hae' 3    22, of near Coleman this morning When Abilenians arise tomorrow was bound over by S. E. McMillan. morning they may (md a tinge OI    jTy'actlon on a charge of robbery. Specifically, the charge accused the farm youth of having taken $5 and a gold watch March 17 from Sam B. Bardwell, Lubbock business man who had said he was forced to leap from his own automobile in frost tn the air. The prediction for this area is for fair weather, probably light frost. A light frost will do no harm, said gardeners; and it would be vegetable and flower gardens that would suffer most from frost. Even a heavy frost would do little other downtown Ballinger after the man damage. A hard freeze is what the pad commandeered the Bardwell area—every day becoming more machine. Bardwell had told author-grepn—would write down tn the Hies he picked the man up near record as a serious set back.    iLubock, and that under threats, he Coleman man on a wild ride. In lieu of bond, Rae was remanded to jail. Charges were signed by Sheriff Ton Abel. who had been Instrumental in having the man arrested. Bardwell identified Rae as tile hitch-hiker he had picked up just out of Lubbock as he started to Post. Bardwell was forced to get out of his car, hand over $5 in money and a watch, give the wheel to the man he had picked up and to accompany him on an all-morning ride. The ride ended in Ballinger, with See YOUTH, Pg. 8, CoL 3 © ;