Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 6, 1938, Abilene, Texas
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Hoover Makes -Point Attack On Depression
Says New Deal On 'Dangerous Road' For Democracy
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 6 - (ZP) I Herbert Hoover presented to the nation today an 11-point attack I upon depression and called upon the Roosevelt administration to abandon what he termed “a dangerous road for democracy.”
Tile former president was en route to New York by train after delivering one of a series of major addresses here last night at a •grass roots” convention of Oklahoma republicans, attended by more than 7.500 persons.
In the speech broadcast nationally, Hoover again assailed New Deal policies and warned:
‘ We have been following that dangerous road for democracy that led to disaster in Europe.”
Declaring that "despite every alibi, this depression is the direct result of governmental actions.” Hoover asserted the New Deal "proposes to travel further down this dangerous road ...”
"And." he said firmly, "we are riot going down that road without more fighting fren speech.”
For "a start on a saner and more cheerful road,” he outlined as "practical steps:"
"I. Re-establish confidence that there will be no more attacks upon the safeguards of free men. That is the independence of congress and of the courts.
”2. Restore common morals and tntelectual morals in government In a democracy or in a Christian country the ends do not justify any means.
"3. Abandon this economy of scarcity and go in for production, work and thrift.
RAPS PI MP PRIMING
"4 Stop this spending and inflation and pump-prtming.
"5. Revile the taxes so as to free the initiative and enterprise of
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IN UNPRECEDENTED BAND-WAGON RUSH-
House Forces Wage-Hour Measure
USCC Seeking Freedom From Capitol Rules
New Relations With Labor Also Campaign Goal
Parents Must Rule Between Blindness Or Death for Baby
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William S. Knudsen, president of the General Motors Corp., raises his arm to halt the applause that greeted his attack on the Wagner labor act before the United States chamber of commerce in Washington He said the act *s “the largest drawback to good industrial relations" and "makes no pretense even of paying any attention to the employer's side of the case,’’
Name Towns In Air Mail Demonstration
Abilene Center In Feeder Test
If the landing field*, are in suitable condition. 27 towns of tile Abilene territory will be given air mail sen ice May 19 In a demonstration of feeder line service from Abilene.
Notice of the towns to be included in the demonstration has been received by the aviation committee of the Abilene chamber of commerce and tentative plans for the day have been completed.
The air mail will be collected at the various towns, placed in individual caches and picked up by a plane from Abilene. All mail from the territory will be concentrated here for dispatch both east and west.
Towns Included are Roby. Rotan.
Hamlin. Stamford. Anson. Lueders.
Albany, Moran, Roscoe. Sweetwater.
Merkel, Baird, Cross Plains, Santa-Anna, Coleman. Brady, Eden, Paint Rock, Winters, Ballinger. Rowena.
Miles. Christoval, Carlsbad. San Angelo, Bronte and Robert lite.
Two planes have already been secured for the demonstration. George L. Paxton, chairman of the aviation patrolmen committee, said that probably the greatly, two planes would be able to handle the demoastratlor., but lf more were needed there would be little trouble about arrangements.
Oil Belt Safety Parley Opens
Site For Next Session To Be w Picked Saturday
EASIX\ND, May 6.-<Spl.>— Progress in the saving of lives was reported here today by Capt. B. B. Smith of the Dallas police department and Capt. Homer Garrison, assistant director of the department of public safety, at opening session of the fourth annual Oil Belt safety conference. Several thousand had arrived at the one day meet.
Capt. Smith, in charge of the traffic enforcement at Dallas, stated that deaths the first quarter of this year were ll as compared to 18 at similar period last year.
The speaker attributed the decrease to a gradual crystalization of public opinion through newspapers, the radio and public speakers and a continuous enforcement program. One of the best ways in which the safety problems are solved is through an analysis of the accident. Credit, too. was given the Dallas corporation court.
Capt. Garrison stated that at the present rate of reduction it Is believed 240 lives will be saved in Texa^ because of rigid enforcement He states that Hie addition of 97 in June would aid
WASHINGTON, May 6,—fZP —The United States chamber of commerce began a nationwide campaign today to win support for a business improvement program based on a minimum of government regulation and on new employer relations with labor.
President George H. Davis of Kansas City. Mo., said just before the chamber's annual convention closed:
"Tile real benefit of this meeting will come In how well you apply it locally.”
He spoke after the delegates adopted resolutions asking a re-examination of all federal measures for industrial ald, "because efforts of government and business for recovery from the disastrous depression of the last eight years have fallen short in their objectives."
The resolutions proposed congressional investigations of the Wagner labor act, under which the national labor relations board func-i lions, and the railroad problem.
The labor resolution advocated outright repeal of the Wagner act. or. failing that, extensive amendments.
"We believe the prime consideration of the federal government ” It said, "should always be to maintain , impartiality as between employer and employees, and as between different types of labor organizations.” KNUDSEN FLAYS CIO
One chamber official said the fight on the labor act was the most significant single undertaking of the convention. Some observers regarded it as an effort to curb the activities of the CXO, which was criticized by several convention speakers, including William Knudsen. president of General Motors.
Davis, who was reelected president, said in his parting remarks that the national chamber of com-1 Cypress merce would try to sign 1.000.000 business men as supporters of Its campaign Inaugurated some months ago under the slogan "What Helps Business Helps You.”
"We feel we have. made good progress.” he said, "but the Job is only half finished."
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The affliction/ilia been diagnosed as glkwM'.,vw tumor that first attacks -flite retina of the eve and sprwif!* through the optic nerve t* WIT brain.
Dr. Henna!* (blan 30, a dentist. and Estelle. 23,
the parenta_qfeAtf five weeks old child wwf^Pl by special-
Methodists Here Favor Union Of
| Laymen Leaders Not Unalterably Opposed To Vote
The question of whether or not | Southern Methodists should unit with Northern Methodists In one big denomination may be causing , somewhat of a furore at the general j conference, but there Is no lndica-! lion that It will cause a rift among I Abilene Methodists, j Of IO local leaders in the denom- 1 I ination interviewed this morning. not one was unalterably opposed to I the unification of the two branches and most of them were heartily in favor of the move.
The motion for unification was passed at the general conference closing today in Birmingham, Ala . and was approved by the highest authorities of the church. As a result. many of the southern churches ; have threatened to secede from the denomination and others have 1 promised to take the matter into the civil courts.
SECESSION THREAT DEPLORED
In Abilene, however, the move I received wide approval and the se- ' cession threats were deplored.
"I think the move will do away ! with lots of overlapping work with- i in the denomination,” was the comment of Dr. Thomas W. Brab- j ham. president of McMurry college. “It suits me fine. The only thing that divided us in the first place was the slave question and that should have been decided long ago I don't think there will be much disturbance over the change and it means a good deal to the church as a whole.”
Tlve Rev. C. A. Long, pastor of I the St. Paul Methodist church
slated that he had favored every movement which nad been made In the cit -action fit unification. "Every (Stowe and Bill Revels. j cause for the split has disappeared j
The delegation will parade down j ancj there is now every reason for
MORGANS ATTEND WHITNEY HEARING
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Boosters Greet Jaycees Today
Mineral Wells Trekkers To Be Met At Airport
Mineral Wells junior chamber of commerce members will be met by a welcoming committee from the Abilene Boosters club this afternoon at 5:45 o'clock at the airport and formally escorted into town.
Tile reception committee headed by Mayor W W Hair is composed of J. H. Hughes. Newell Thompson, Theron Guffey, Elbert Hall, Theron Fergus, Ray Roe. Jack Simmons Al
J. P. Morgan fright) Is shown with his son. Junius, as they appeared at, the SEC investigation in New York into the collapse of Richard Whitney's
brokerage firm. The elder Morgan testified he had been told last fall that Whitney was "In a jam.”
What Is Your
L. H. Taylor, program chairman, announced the .safety conference organization would be perfected and the next site chosen Sa'urda1 morning here at the chamber of commerce.
Albany Cate Owner Shoots Sell Fatally
Justice Returns Suicide Verdict
ALBANY", May 6.—• Spl.1 H. D. Benedict, Albany cafe owner, was found dead at his home last night from gunshot wounds through the head. Justice of the Peace W. W. Fox. making the coroner's inquest, returned a verdict of suicide.
His body was discovered by his wife, who had returned home about 7 o'clock. Tile shotgun apparently had been discharged in his mouth. There w as |?o note,
No funeral arrangements had been announced today.
Mr. Benedict moved to Albany about ten years ago and later resided at Moran and Cisco, moving back to Albany a year ago.
He Is survived by his wife.
Funeral Today For Cross Plains Man
CROSS PLAINS, May 6 -tSpl.) —Funeral for Osie Ola Jones, 58. resident of Cross Plains for 12 years. wiU be held at 3 o clock this afternoon at the Baptist church in May, Brown county, and burial will follow in the May cemetery.
Mr. Jones, who died late Thursday. had been in ill health four year*. Hr is survived by his wife, one son and one daughter.
Loyalists Fall Back In Rebel Offensive
KENDA YE, France (At the Spanish Frontier', May 6.— v—Generalissimo Francisco Francos veteran castillians fought their way steadily through driving ram toward the main Teruel - Sagunto - Valencia highway today.
Government dispatcher said General Jose Miaja's militiamen were withdrawing slowly from their fortiflied mountain peaks before the insurgent offensive.
street an stop at North 1 Second and Pine where mien Sue Yeager, official hostess of the Texas Health Festival at Mineral Wells June 17-19. will present Mayor Hair with an official certificate of Invitation to attend the celebration. Miss Yeager is accompanied oy Mil-ly Carson.
At 6.43 o'clock the visitors will be taken to the Wooten hotel where they will be entertained with a Dutch supper. A four-pieee orchestra from Hardin-Simmons university is to play. Vocalist will be Peggy Mathis.
At the dinner Eddie Cockerell will be master of ceremonies. Short talks are to be made by Bd Grissom, president of tile local club, and Mayor Hair. Conrad Brady, publicity chairman for the health festival, will introduce visitors. Accompanying the group will be D. O. Liggett of Fort Worth, state Junior chamber of commerce president. Special guests at the supper will be George Barber of Sweetwater, see-retary-manager of the board of city developments, and J. C. Hunter, president of the Abilene chamber of commerce.
J Each visitor will have a member of the local club to show him Ab -lenc. Bob Cannon, secretary of the Boosters, said today. Committee iii charge of arrangements are Cockerell, chairman. E. G. Wood Wayland Lewis, Harry Minor, and C. D Knight.
After the overnight stop in Abilene the ylsitors will leave for Dc: Rio in the morning.
Ten Horses Named For Derby Running
LOUISVILLE. Ky . May 8 - v Without a semblance of a surprise ten three-year-old* today were l amed for the 63rd running of the Kentucky Derby a* Churchill Down tomorrow. All of the expected entries were in 40 minutes before the entry box closed.
! the denomination to be united again. We are one in spirit, doctrine and purpose, and we should be one in fact.
PASTOR FAVORS MOVE The Rev. J. H. Hamblen, commenting on the situation said "I am personally in favor of such a move, but sorry that the plan was hurried through and is likely to get in the courts. I sincerely hope that the difference can be Ironed out without a spilt. In the end. tile unification will be best for everyone concerned."
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BRITAIN, FRANCE URGE CZECHS TO MAKE NAZI CONCESSIONS
Warning To Germany Against Violence Will Be Issued With Appeal Is Report
PARIS. May 6 4V- A Joint Franco-British appeal to Czechoslovakia
to make ut mast concessions to her nazi minority and a warning to Germany against committing any "action of violence” on Hie central European republic will be made within tile next 24 hour*, sources close to the foreign office declared today.
Representations by the two governments in an effort to wipe out r threat of European war will follow decisions made by’ the French and British ministers at their meeting in London a week ago to arrange a
common front In defense and for- --—
eign policy. ,
Sir Neville Henderson, British ambassador at Berlin, will see Field Marshal Hermann Wilhelm Gearing, No. 2 nazi and acting chancellor during Reichsfuehrer Hitler's absence in Italy, today, it was said.
Tile French and British ministers in Prague will call at the same time on the Czech foreign office.
Ivy Deep Zone Gets Extension
feeling sure the plan would work out successfully. “It is a wise move and will be a great benefit to ail three of the bodies. Much of my experience has been In the field where
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Postpone Federa Court Indefinitely
Judge Ordered To Take Rest
Deputy Clerk Ida M. James was notified today that federal district court, now In recess here, has been postponed indefinitely because of the illness of Judge T, Whitfield Davidson.
Judge Davidson was ordered to take a complete rest and entered a Dallas hospital today.
The Judge opened court Monday moaning, called tile law docket and disposed of the criminal cases by Tuesday afternoon. After consulting a local physician. Judge Davidson recessed court until next Tuesday and returned to his home in Dallas.
Mrs. James received word of the postponement in a telephone con-\er.sation this morning with George W. Parker, district clerk.
LONDON. May 6.— ZP —The national government of Neville Chamberlain today lost another byelection to the labor party despite the fact that cabinet ministers for the first time in six years were permitted to make speeches in support of the government candidate
C. C. Poole. 35-year-old railway clerk, was elected to the house of commons from the Lichfield constituency. near Birmingham, over G. B. Craddock, government candidate, by a majority of 826.
Poole said he was elected "because the people have no faith in the foreign policy of the government."
"No longer can Mr. Chamberlain say tile people of Britain share his childlike faith in dictators,” he declared.
Lewis Extender Is Estimated at 600 Barrels Natural
STAMFORD, May 6 - Iron
Mountain Oil company today spread the Palo Pinto deep Canyon lime
Solons Finish Petition In Less Than 3 Hours
New Measure Will Come Up Within Month
WASHINGTON, May .6.-*
(UP)—The house, in an unprecedented band-wagon rush, completed a petition forcing the wages-hours bill to the house floor less than two md a half hours after the petition was filed.
MOUTON IS 218TH SIGNER
Representative Mouton <D-La) was the 218th signer.
Signatures of a majority of the 435 members of the house are necessary to petitions discharging house committees from consideration of bills.
Completion of the petition relieves the rules committee from further action on the measure and has the ! effect of bringing the revised wages-hours bill to the house floor for consideration within this month.
House Body Okehs Huge Spending Bill
WASHINGTON. Mal 8.—-CZP}—A j house appropriations subcommittee, after inserting provisions which would limit President Roosevelt* discretion in relief spending, approved today the administration'* huge spending-lending bill.
Chairman Woorum <D-V«> said: ‘The subcommittee will report a bill embodying the essential recommendations of the president."
The major recommendations were a $1,250.000 000 relief appropriation and a $1,000,000,000 public works program.
"The bill will provide for the appropriations to be made direct to the agencies involved, rather than the existing plan of a lump sum appropriation and allocation to sticli agencies,” Woodrum said.
The lump sum appropriations have been attacked by some republicans and democrats as giving the president a signed blank check.
Jones Says Rails May Hike Workers
WASHINGTON, May e.-(UP> — Chairman Jesse Jones of tile reconstruction finance corporation indicated today that railroads might put 25.000 to 40,000 men back to work under liberalized RPC maintenance and equipment loam?.
Jones gave his estimate to the house banking and currency cornbin D,
production of the Ivy pool, I which *■ considering a
n. . .if,.,,.,. „ I by Chairman Henry Steagall,
northwester Shackelford county, a
Ala., to authorize the emergency quarter mile to the north when its loan*.
No. 2 D. A. Ivy struck a saturation The bill would permit loans to a: 3.203 and drilled to 3,215 feet. I railroads without the interstate Tile well began filling with od ! commerce commission
Hint Jackie Coogan May Become Father
HOLLYWOOD, May 6. ? —
Friends injected a new note in Jackie Coogan s fortune fight today by hinting that "the kid,” 22-ycar-oid former idol of the screen, may become a father before rear s end.
The hulls were met with enigmata silence by Jackie as he'vis-Ited 'lie studio set where his bride, Betti arable, is working in a gay movie romance.
as the pay was drilled and operators shut down to run a string of five-inch casing which will be cemented at 3.200 feet today.
An outpost, it is the fourth producer for the Palo Pinto zone of Hie Ivy pool area. Location is 300 feet from the south and east lines of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 159-BBBArC survey, being 800 feet east of the same company's No. I Ivy which was abandoned last year as a failure In the shallow King (sand.
certification that the roads were not in need of reorganization. A senate committee reported the bill favorably yesterday.
Newsreels Record Cowboy Christmas Ball Presentation
Each question counts 20: each
part of a two-part question. IO.
A score of 60 is fair; 80 good.
. Answ ers on page 3.
1. Identify tills newly married Couple.
2. Why was Mel! in H. Gibbons, an American aviator, detained in Tokyo?
3. Tine New York Drama Critics' Circle chose as the season’s best American play * ai "Our Hown,” «b> "Of Mice and Men," ic) "Golden Boy,”
4. What guarantee does tile United States want before allowing Germany to purchase helium in this country?
5. Tile British ambassador to Moscow protested against the Soviet government's arrest of Rose Collen, a former British communist
PREVIEW OF NEXT EUROPEAN WAR—
Mussolini Puts Italian Chemical Regiment' On Display For Fuehrer
ANSON, May 6.—An estimated | natural production of 600 barrels per day was showing on the Healey tc Walter No. I W. H. Daughtry. ea«t extensioner for the Jones | county Lewis pool ten miles southeast of Anson, today after the well had started heading over the mast.
With casing cemented at 1,899 feet, operators drilled 19 feet of sand when the well began flowing. It is an east offset to the Fain-McGaha and Roberts No. 2 Daughtry, largest natural producer for ‘.lie pool, and north offset to Hie Field* A; Smith No. I Carter, producing from an upper pay. Location is 220 feet from the south and west lines of the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 37-15-TAP survey.
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ROME, May 6. uPr-The next European war lf it comes will be largely a struggle with cheni-i teals, flames and artillery if premier Mussolini's lineup ot armed forces today in honor of Reichsfuehrer Hitler was an indication.
Al.so. it will be the "totalitarian war” of which the late master strategist. General Rich Luden-dorrf, wrotf. meaning that women and children would be quttr as much drafted into service a* men.
Mussolini showed Ids guest a whole "chemical regiment” that 1 sent a shudder through the mass of spectators. Tile soldiers looked like beings from another planet in their gas masks.
mem for fighting fire and disease germs.
A fumier feature of the impressive two-hour parade wa* Hie prominence given to artillery, from machine guns and anti-aircraft
ROME, May 7.-ii lh —Reliable Nazi sources revelled tonight that Hah and Germany had derided against concluding a military alliance during Fuehrer \dolf Hitler's current \is-14 to Rome.
Among their equipment were . . ., . . , 'anks and tubes and compressed
intl other British subject* in Rus- air containers There wa* however,
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reassurance for Italians in
pieces, to heavy cannon ll Duce seemed determined to show hts German guests he was not lacking in the gruesome implements of war.
Beside* Hitler and his entour-equip. j age of high nazis, Mussolini's
i guest' included two former king,-Alfonso of Spain and Amanullah of Afghanistan.
How seriously Mussolini I, thinking of futur war as “totalitarian" may be judged by thr far- tha' his review included not only regular army units infantry, cavalry artillery and Colonia Ii—but also small boys, girls m black uniform teen-age youngsters on horseback military units of university students and 'artou. fascist formations. including the colonial fascist police.
Nor did hr hesitate to incorporate spade-ca ricing labor camp conscript*; Jo the parade.
An interest Inc phase of t!'» display was tim jaunty march-past of Alpine trxsips wit > their ruck "ack.' and skiis Ames them one
could detect many a teutonic face from South Tyrol.
When tile Ai pi nj passed Hitler looked on gravel:, pensively, while Mussolini, who usual!: explained each formation in his capable German, lapsed into silence.
Botli relaxed into smiles soon afterward as the picturesque Bersaglieri trooped by on the run. their band playing as the mu- [
details trotted along.
Tile reviewing stand where the uehrer stood with King Vittorio I
Kmanurle. member.' of the royal |
family and marshal.' of Italy was I
in tlie Via Del Trtaufi, through I
which Caesar's legions once J
All but a few of the 30.000 troop.1 made snappy u'e of the "Pa1.so Romano"-the Italian version of ''
the German goose- tep
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Woman To Aid Hunt For Slaying Victim
SEATTLE. May 6.—J* —Seventy-two j car old Mrs. Mary Eleanorr Smith calmly awaited a summon* in her city jail cell today to lead officers to the bones of Jams Eugene Bassett, who she confessed was a hammer victim of her convict son IO ' aar ago
In a dramatic meeting with her .son yesterday behind prison walls she calmly repeated to officers her confession rf how her son, 43-year-old DeCa-sto Earl Mayer, had killed Bassett, and disposed of the body.
Depun Prosecutor John Schermer said thr pair would probably be brought to trial for murder regardless of whether Bassett's dismembered body was found.
WASHINGTON. J. C„ May 6 -ZP—Newsreels recorded today Anson. Texas, cowboys and cowgirls rendition of the annual Christmas | Cowboys’ ball held In their town for 55 years.
Here to participate rn the Fifth National Folk festival, tile West Texas group was to be heard over ' the red network of the National Broadcasting company at 1:45 p. rn. (Eastern Standard Time), and later in two festival programs this afternoon and tonight in Constitutional hall.
Tomorrow the 31 members of the troupe will visit historic points I concluding with a picnic in the National Zoological park. J. W. Cockrell, secretary to Rep. Clyde I. Garrett, who arranged appearances and entertainment of the group, said some would leave Sunday for j a brief visit to New York, while others would depart directly for West Texas.
lf PHOEBE ATWOOD TAYLO*
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