Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas
VOL. LVII, NO. 364.
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PACI SLAYER ASKED 'LORD TO KILL HIM', BROTHER TESTIFIES
Czechoslovakia Tense At Nazis Honor 'Martyrs'
PE AH A, May 25.—m—The German minister, Dr. Emst Eisenlohr, has called the attention of Foreign • Minister Kamil Krofta to what he termed recent violations of the German frontier by Czechoslovak military planes.
NOT FORMAL PROTEST
A foreign office spokesman said ^today that Eisenlohr, in a visit to the foreign office last night, emphasized that he was not making formal protest but was merely calling Krofta's attention to the situa tion.
Krofta assured Eisenlohr that •measures already had been taken to prevent recurrence of such inc! dents.
By Mary Elizabeth Plummer
NEW YORK, May 25 - <#) -A wide-eyed, tow-headed “boy of 13 came to his older brother’s defense tcday as the state rested its first degree murder case against 18-year-old Donald CaiToll, accused of killing his sweetheart, Charlotte Mat* thlesen, 18, larft Mardi In an uncompleted suicide pact.
The first defense witness, Douglas Carroll marched to the stand and gravely told of coming home from school on the day of the shooting and hearing Donald crying.
“He was praying I »r the Lord to kill him,” said Doug I as.
When he entered title living room cf their Jackson Hights home, the youngster said, hi) noticed his father’s army pistol lying on the sofa.
"I didn’t think that was a very safe place for it,” he said, "so I took it into the kitchen and put it on a shelf.”
Assistant District Attorney Joseph V Loscalzo rested his case 25 minutes after the second day's testimony began.
Defense counsel said he would call the dead girl’s parents, who have expressed a desire to help the boy who killed their daughter.
Thomas Beanan, 16 - year - old friend, testified that Carroll discussed his troubles with him the day before the shooting.
He quoted Carroll as saying he and the Mn tthlesen girl were "just kids having a swell time” when they suddenly found themselves facing the prospect of parenthood without the
means of marrying. . Donald’s parents sat beside the
The witness said Donald told him girl’s parents, bewildered with that Charlotte had suggested suicide but (quoting Donald): “ ‘I didn’t see why she should take the rap for everything’.”
Another school mate, Leonard Sternberg, 16, said Donald gave him his school bag the day before the shooting with the remark that he “wouldn’t be needing It any more.”
“It is so easy now,” said Mrs.
Fred Matthiesen, “to see how this happened."
That was after a harrowing session when she had seen the gun that killed her daughter, heard the trigger click in the prosecutors hands, and heard from a medical examiner that Charlotte was an Expectant mother.
remembering how short a time It was since the boy on.trial was playing with tin soldiers — imagining the bullets In his father’s service revolver were big shells, in a mock war It was the “big shells” of his for mer playthings, according to i statement he purportedly made yes terday to District Attorney Charles P. Sullivan, that he and the girl thought of when life seemed to have become too complex for them "She told me she had been looking tot some way to commit suicide,” said the statement introduced by the prosecution.
“I said it would be better lf we both did. She said it would
See TRIAL, Pg 13, Col 5
U. S; Keeps Out
PARIS, May 25. (A*)—United States Ambassador William C. Bullitt flatly denied today that France had asked the United States to Join her and Great Britain in preserving peace in the Czechoslovak crisis.
Sources close to the foreign office had said Georges Bonnet, French foreign minister, sought American support of “pacific efforts” in central Europe.
Diplomatic circles considered Bonnet’s reported appeal had met with a cool reception and one report said Eullitt had answered with a definite refusal In line with American policy of noninterference in European affairs.
•BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL INQUISITORS-
Morgan Accuses TVA Directors
’Falsifying'Of Report Charge
Nazi funeral honbrs were bestowed in the ancient and historic town of Eger on two Sudeten Germans, whoee deaths in a frontier shooting last Saturday provoked a grave na-Jtlonal crisis.
The nation was tense, and among Czech patriots there was evidence of resentment that the German Fuehrer Hitler sent wreaths for the two coffins, and that two German officers were picked to rriace them, f The Czechs fear Hitler on* day may march bb army into their nation to try to bi .ig the 3.&S .(JOO German minority into his greater Germany.
That the focus of Czech concern1 No *1* »ut eight milts east of for today was on Eger turned back I southern Hr mkt irs new Purdue pool 0he history pages 300 years to and stout filles northeast of the
something of a parallel. Avoca anil Ivy deep producing
Fbr there on Feb. 25. 1634. was sreas. slain the famous General Wallen-! Second t ie iv for southern Haskell stein, who dreamed and planned I county’* Pardue pool, Forest
for a great Germanic empire of I Developmf int Corporation No. 2 which he would be the ruling pow-
Pipe Freed In
Second Pa rd! ie Try Drilling Lime Pay To Extend Nfliw Pool
Pipe was freed in af tutheastem Haskell county’s prosfl >ctlve pool discovery well, Fain-Ff Gaha Oil corporation and P. S J endrick No.
T. G. Hendrick, lai e yesterday and six-inch stria*; rerun last night to a lime .fat I or a complete shutoff of upper watt r.
Operators were bai lag out fluid and cavings in the hi this morning in preparation ta cutting more of a sandy pay sect rn below the Adams Branch lime a’; 2,700-02 feet which showed free *a\ and gas last I week.
As the six-inch im being pulled Saturday, the st-,‘in j frozs to eight-inch pipe. Both crj ings were pulled at the same tis *, however, and I stripped. The sma aer pipe was rerun to a total df pth of 2,667 feet, seated in a terc drilled through at 2,676 feet. '
The wile? tt t* contr**' -d by Green Sc Ow fry of Abilene, aud is located in lr /dig nola railway survey
THEY FAIL TO BREAK THE ROCK'
Mismanagement And Collusion Also Claimed
Thomas R. Limerick (right), was shot fatally when he attempted with two other prisoners to escape from Alcatraz prison in San Francisco. James
Boy Drowns In Pond At Breck
Wallenstein was slain by officers loyal to the Archduke Ferdinand, when it became apparent he was preparing to desert the emperor.
The two Germans honored today were Georg Hoffman and Nikolas •9oehm. They were shot when they sped past a police barracks the German frontier, after, police
See CRISIS, Pf 13, Col. 8
ll 1,500 Bond Set Jn Assault Case
Cecil Guffey was placed under ti .500 bond today on charges of assault with intent to murder and driving while intoxicated, growing •*ut of an affray last night when two shots from a pistol were fired at Buck Maxwell. Bonds of $750 were set on each charge after ex
BRECKENRIDGE. May 25— Joe
A. E. Pac; (due, was slated to corn- Patterson. 10-year-old son of Mr. plete dr.' Din#, of Adams Branch end Mrs. R. O. Patterson, was dead lime .satx.raj-.on this afternoon. j today. Three hours of artificial Drilled tw o feet Into the pay zone respiration failed to revive him ves-
late yettard ay, at a corrected depth; terday after he was taken from a
of 2.BOC fee t, the hole filled about tank of water here.
800 feet in a short time. Funeral arrangements for the
It wp« • reported to have filled child are pending. The boy was
nearly to the top overnight, and paddling on a pond a home built near | opera tot b 'arent back in with cable canvas boat when it capsized and tools arjd were deepening past 2,- sent him to the bottom.
809 foJ-rroday. 1 p. a. Roe and Sid Rhodes, the
Th* tost is located 2,100 feet latter of the fire department re-from the north and 550 feet from oeived the alarm from a smaller the vi set lines of M. Collum survey, brother. Roe found the limp body north, oui post to the discovery pro-!
Midu^‘lled by J' w' McMlllen of Seven Meet Violent
Northwestern Shackelford coun
WASHINGTON, May 25. (AP)_
Arthur E. Morgan charged today that two Tennessee valley authority directors—H. A. Morgan and David E Lllienthal—participated in falsifying a report on TVA negotiations for the purchase of utility properties owned by the commonwealth and southern corporation.
A. E. Morgan, ousted chairman of the TVA, testified before a ten-man congressional Inquiry committee; elaborating on charges he had made previously against the other two directors.
After making a general charge that "collusion, conspiracy and mismanagement” had characterized the administration of TVA, the tall. gray-haired former chairman said Lilied thai made a “persistent attempt” to convince the public that commonwealth and southern “was arbitrarily refusing to sell its properties.” f
Through Wendell L. Willkie, its president, commonwealth and southern repeatedly offered to sell “any or all” of its properties, Morgan said.
He testified at length regarding negotiations with the company
■That Wfst Texans psck , wallop JJS. "i, “S.JX, *"2? or dynamite that exploded where ll ’ fS.L i J? *
.and, has never Jn denied. I boani im
C. Lucas (left), who the warden said once stabbed Al Capone, was overpowered when the break was frustrated.
I West Texans Pitted In Break
Mexico Ms Fresh Troops Info San Luis
Federals Act To Cut Off Cedillo's Retreat To North
MEXICO CITY. May 25.—0P»— The Mexican government today ordered fresh troops into San Luis Potosi state and acted to cut off reheat of the rebel chieftain, General Satumino Cedlllo, northward through Tamalipas.
At the same time President La-zaro Cardenas Issued a proclamation asserting the “revolution lacks justification” and urging rebellious Cedllllstas to lay down their arms under full guarantees lf they returned to “a life of honesty.” Division General Antonio Guerrero, commander of the Tamaulipas garrison, left Tampico with Governor Marte Gomez for Antiguo Morelos near the Tamaulipas border, to lnapect federal troops and checkmate Cedlllo in that direction.
Although government spokesmen continued to vie with one another in discounting importance of the revolt, aeveral developments counteracted their assurances that only 3,-OOO rebels were in the field. These included;
I. The defense ministry asked the Mexican railway to lend it ten flatcars, presumably to transport light artillery.
3. A band of 40 rebels dynamited repair train on the Ban Luis-Tampico railway between El Cato and El Borrego, killing two trainmen and injuring four. It was the first time • such traditional Cedlllo tactics had succeeded.
3. The gunboat Queretaro and two coast guard cutters were assigned to patrol the Tamaulipas and northern Vera Cruz coasts, apparently to prevent possible reln-forcementa from reaching Cedlllo by boat.
4. There were reports of fresh rebel activity about Chirimoya, Cerrito and other San Luis Potosi points and also In southwestern Tamaulipas. Apparently the central j part of the state was dotted with i outlaw groups.
Both good and had thai- ar* ' t'"mru ia” January, the former in th. middle or %££*■£ $% i T"? *
feud at far-away Alcatraz federal fair*, ann i e
prixon which tan a warden Md I of WUW, SKS
suit of which was to deceive the public on a vital issue, to engender
See OIL, Pf 13, Col I
Elbert Asks REA P reject Survey
THROCKMORTON, May 25 -C implying with a recent request by t ne city of Elbert, Throckmorton ocunty, the Throckmorton chamber ex commerce voted to cooperate in
ambling trial this morning beforewhiLh for,E1*
Justice of the Peace Theo Ash. ’
Maxwell, employe in the Eagle •Pallor shop, 120 Graham, said Ouf-fey fired two shots at him from a .32-20 pistol. Guffey had demanded that he go with him to get sour beer. Maxwell had refused an cl turned back to the press where t
• working when the shots we.-e •ired.
Maxwell took the pistol av iy from his assailant and chased Juju from the shop. A few minutes lat«r Guffey was arrested in his cai at North First and Victoria. He had. a • gf2-guage shotgun with him.
Investigation into the rase i^ to be made by the 104th district c*iurt grand jury'.
Local Concern Getrj •'•Building Contract
Contract for construction of a $10,000 building to house a ''Adsmith shop, carpenter and jnint shop, and equipment shop fiji the • •Late highway department in Abilene was awarded yesterday to Abilene Construction company. Announcement of the contra ti was made yesterday from Austia by the state highway commission. -Low m Jid awards on 66 other I detracts ™ “ere also announced.
Other work to be done Ii; Taylor county by the highway detriment is a share of 81 2 miles of aral coat to bo given highways 80, 84, 16 120 28o 380, and 70 in Mitchell* Scurry, f f Ol&n, Taylor, Haskell, Shackelford rid Kent counties.
T£is confact went to Public Construction company of Dqgton on a Tov bid of $42,351.
bert a rural electrification project.
.District Manager Monk of the West Texas Utilities company of Cisco said a survey would be made Thursday to secure the approximate number of customers in that city and to measure the distance Mid look into the possibilities of such a project. A committee composed of J. J. Keeter and Harry W. Rice was appointed from the chamber of commerce to cooperate with Monk in making this survey.
The entire citizenship of Elbert is in favor of this project and it is thought such a program may be possible.
ABILENE an,I vicinity: Fair and »H|M-ly warmer tonight; » Thunday partly cloudy.
WEST TEXAS: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday, allghtly warmer in extreme southeast portion tonight.
EAST TEXAS: Fair. slightly wanner in north and weat-centrsl portion* tonight; Thureday, partly cloudy.
Highest temperature yesterday ... S3
Lowest temperature this morning. OI TEMPERATURES
Deaths In Texas
DALLAS, May 25—(AP)— Four persons were drowned in Texas yesterday while lightning and fire claimed three other lives.
G. W. Stark, 9, of Houston, drowned in a pool in a pasture near Jasper. Joe Patterson, IO, fell out ol a boat and drowned while fishing at Breckenridge.
L. E Knotts, 58, Italy farmer, drowned when the automobile he and his wife had driven to the banks of a creek to spend the evening fishing backed off a high levee into eight feet of water. Mrs. Knotts was rescued.
Miss Irene Mattson, 22-year-old stenographer, formerly of Port Lavaca, was found in the San Marcos river. She had been missing since Monday night.
TTWO children of Mr. and Mrs. Winifred Brooks burned to death in a farm home near Bagle Pass. Frank Handy. 17, farm laborer, war killed when struck by lightning at Alamo
prisoner dead and two Inmates facing murder chai in this countrj*.
R. C. Cline, 36, senior custodial oilier „t th, penitentiary tor hard- I KLm “pubUc SSLSTK25 ”H0,dlekd ***«'’I'*' w7en£
rt S « ? *ml “ conflict and re-
en bleak, aas the son of Mitchell crimination for ooen and ahi *
county parent iMng at Westbrook board dealing, aith th?
Leading the assault on prison i Morgan said, adding'
" h J"5 ,LucasT,26' wh01 "Both the other directors were
Hr!™ u* at Brecken- deliberately and consciously parties
ell *as l,en.t<>nced 1° the to this falsification.”
hanHn^ioi? ^ robblng an Alban)' The lanky. 59-year-old Morgan, th* , i U called arnP!Uy bis previous charg-
he murder charge*:, prelude to es against the other two TVA di-possible execution in California’s rectors, asserted the latter had not l!inv chamber, re to be filed given an ‘honest administration of
today against Lucas, and Rufus a great public trust."
Franklin, 26, who was wounded in The other directors, H. A, Mor
Mexican General Reported Ousted
MCALLEN, May 25.-(UP)-Re-liable border sources reported receipt of Information today that President Lazaro Cardenas had removed Gen. Rivas Guillen from his post as commander-ln-chlef of Mexican army forces seeking to quell the rebellion of Oen. Satee-nino Cedlllo In the state of San Luis Potosi.
The information said that Ouil-len had been removed because of “inactivily” in controlling movement of the rebels.
Advice* from Monterrey stated that Cardenas had offered to Oen. Juan Andreu Almaz an the post of commander of army forces in the revolt aone.
Minor Burns From Gas Explosion Here
E. G. Powell, plant employe of the Southwestern Bell Telephone company, suffered bums about 9:45 this morning when gasoline fumes exploded In a tank in which he was working.
Powell had entered a manhole at
V hlr?Th™ro cd »rlnTgJhe, wbrT!k in 8an and Davld E- Lllienthal.' were the plant to make some repairs
See TUA, Pf 13, Cd 4
which Thomas R. Limerick 36, the third prisoner, was fatally wounded.
Survivors of Cline Include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Cline ■ .
who have lived at Westbrook IO or: LeOVCS For EurODf 12 years; a sister, Hester Cline, i teacher in John R. Lewis elementary school at Sweetwater,
the gasoline tanks of the plant engines. He took an electric fan with him to blow out the gasoline fumes. When the fan was switched on, the electric src of the motor ignited the fumes.
Employes at the plant immediately took him to the Hendrick
ANSON, May 25—(Spl)—A. Heid-
. „ two fnheimer, Anson merchant and, w
blottier*, Irvis and Ardis Cline of |landowner- here Saturday night Memorial hospital. Hospital attend-Westbrook, and another sister, La-1 enroute to Europe Heldenhelmer ants said that the bums were not vona White of Durant, Okla. His wil* be gone for five or six weeks, considered dangerous, wife and four children also survive. In addition to the store here which The fire department answered a It was believed today by Mr. and be owns he has a store at Winters j call to the plant at the time of the
end also owns several farms In explosion, but reported no damage Jones county. tnd very utile fire.
George Browne, Abilenian Since 1881, Succumbs
Funeral For Resident Who Rode First T fir P Passenger Train Into City Is Set Tomorrow At 4 At St. Paul's Church
George S. Browne, pioneer Abilene churchman, .merchant, rancher and business executive, died today.
Mr. Browne, 76, succumbed at 10:45 o’clock this morning at the family home, 702 Victoria street. He had been in failing health for about nine years, but big condition did not become critical until ten days ago,
He came to West Texa* and to Abilene in February, 1881, on what then must have been a riiky adventure and a rickety * * * ride—the first passenger trip
ATM VirTIU Texas & Pacific railway
vc#\ in Y IV* I IM jnt0 this brawling tent town
of 57 years ago.
Mr. Browne is survived by his wife, the former Ida Hailey; a daughter, Mrs. L. J. Gorsuch of Abilene; and two sons, Gray Browne of Abilene and Lloyd of Stamford. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Josh and Barbara Gorsuch of Abilene, and Gayle Browne of Stamford. Nieces and nephews include Mrs. E. G, Batjer, Mrs. Walter Jennings and W. G. Swenson. He was a brother of the late Mrs. L. T. Young, Mrs. J. F. Clark Sr., and Mrs. S. J. Swenson.
Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock at the St. Paul s Methodist church with the Rev. C. A. Long, Methodist minister, assisted by the Rev. WUU* P. Gerhart, pastor of the Heavenly Rest Episcopal church.
Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery.
BORN in SAN ANTONIO He was bom Jan. I, 1862, in San
Antonio, the youngest child of George W. Gray Browne, a Methodist minister, and Julia Ann Chapman Browne, both of whom had come to Texas from Virginia in 1857.
When George was six months old, the family moved to Austin where he spent his boyhood and attended public schools and the Texas Military Institute. At the age of 16 he went to Fort Worth where he had hts start In the merchandising business with Sanger Brothers.
It wai in Fort Worth that Mr. Browne met Charles Goldberg and decided to accompany the latter to Abilene to enter the dry goods business Goldberg established one of the first stores in Abilene and Mr. Browne was employed there for two and a half years.
Mr. Browne then turned to ranching, working from 1883 to 1886 on the Jones and Stovall county ranches of his brother-in-law, John Swenson, and S. M. Swenson and Sons.
ASSOCIATED WITH T. A P.....
For seven years, 1886 to 1893, Mr. Browne returned to the merchandising business in the employ of Sam Lapowski Sc Brothers. The first four years were spent In Colorado, returning to Lapowskl’i Abilene store in 1890.
He then became associated with the Texas Sc Pacific Railway company, serving as check clerk for 18 months and as cashier for eight and a half years.
He was with the H. O. Wooten Grocery company from 1903 to 1929. serving many years as treasurer. It was In 1929 that Mr. Browne retired from active business.
Mr Browne was married to Nannie Ferguson Scott on June 22, 1892, and to this union was bom
City Sales Army Set For 'Kickoff'
Prospective C-C Members To Be Named At Dinner’
Members of the City Sales Army to decide who is to call on whom In their drive for $25 single voting memberships in the Abilene chamber of commerce when they meet for their “kickoff’ dinner at six o’clock tonight In the ball room of the Hilton hotel.
The selection of prospective members for the chamber is to be highlight of the program. Each of the 120 members of the army expected to be present is to select six persons or firms from the list of 800 prospects which has been compiled.
A second highlight of the meeting will be the presentation of a young woman sponsor for each of the four divisions. The duties of the sponsors, aside from the inspiration of their presence at tonight’s dinner meeting and the three breakfast report meetings sched-
Plcture of the City Sales Army may be found on page 13.
uled, will be to aid the division ma-!
Jors in securing maximum attendance at every report meeting. r . —----
Each sponsor will receive an at- - Louise, now Mrs. Gorsuch. tendance, or high division money prize at every report meeting dur-
Sre ALCATRAZ, Pp 13, Col. %
EXPECTED IN LONDON-
Woodul to Present Statue to Anson
ANSON. May 23-<Spl) —Walter Woodul will present the Anson Jones statue to Jones county in an unveiling ceremony here Sunday.
Unveiling of the statue will be held on the south courthouse lawn at 5:30 p. rn. and descendants of Anson Jones have been Invited and one of them will possibly unveil the statue.
The statue, at a cost of $7,500, was placed here at the county and town named for Dr. Anson Jones, third and last president of the Republic «« of Texas.
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Strike Neors End
DULUTH, Minn., May 25. (*Ph-ft j Settlement of the protracted strike at the Duluth Herald and News-Tribune was in sight today as members of the Lake Superior Newspaper Guild prepared to vote today on a con tract already approved by the management and a guild committee.
Ickes, Bride Elude Well-Wishers On Honepoon
LONDON, May 25. (^—Secretary of Interior loses and his smiling red-haired bride who is 39 years his Junior were expected in finland today on a whirlwind honeymoon.
The secretary’s plans were not disclosed after the surprise, .secrecy-surrounded wedding in Dublin yesterday, but it was believed the pressure of his duties would force a return to Washington after a hasty trip to London and Paris.
Secretary and Mrs. Ickes outsmarted everyone, however and lost themselves somewhere in the British isles on the second day of their secret honeymoon.
Friends and wel -wishers in London met Irish boat trains but went horn* WUU their welcome speeches unsjx)ken.
The bride's uncle John Cudahy, United States minister to Ireland, did not attend the ceremony in a small Presbyterian church in Dublin. Immediately afterward the 64-
year-old Ickes motored to south Ireland to catch a boat for England, and did not see Cudahy at all. Ickes arrived In Ireland Just before the wedding.
So well had the romantic secret been kept that even the minister knew Ickes only as an American “civil servant and lawyer”—the blunt-spoken cabinet member’* own description of himself when he signed the marriage register.
Mrs Ickes. the sister of Mrs. Wilmar th Ickea, widow of the secretary’s step-son, was a former employe in two of her husband’s departments.
As Miss Jane Dahlman, the 2B-year-old Smith college graduate spent four months in the national pork service gathering data on historic buildings and sites in 1935. Later she transferred to the reclamation bureau.
In Washington she will be the youngest cabinet wife.
Described by former assoc!*
See ICKES, Pf 7, CeL I
ing the campaign, J. c. Hunter, president of the chamber of commerce said today.
The sponsors are June Frost, for division I, under leadership of Jim Shelton; Margaret Ansley, division 2, under leadership of Russell Stephens; Mollie Sears, division 3, under leadership of Homer Scott; and Louise Foote, division 4, led by T. E. Brownlee.
The introduction of sponsors is expected to add much life and competitive spirit into the campaign, Hunter said.
The dinner is to begin at 6 o’clock and be adjourned by 8 o’clock Jack Free's orchestra is to play during the meal. There will be no speeches, Hunter announced. Report on the advanced work of the Activities Fund committee will be given by W J. Fulwiler. and James A. Blvth will give a few vital instructions to the workers. Remainder of the time is to be allotted to the selection of prospects for the campaign.
Ford's Surplus Up From 1936 Figure
He was married to Ida Hailey on See BROWNE, Pg 13, Col. 8
What Is Your
News I. Q.?
BOSTON. Ma Motor company' today reported a surplus at the end of 1937 of $608,-085,935 compared with $602,666,672 at the en dof 1936, an increase of $5,419,263
In a statement of condition filed with the Massachusetts commissioner of corporations and taxation, the Ford company listed aggregate assets of $704,922,541.32 at the end of 1937, compared with $717,359,366 at the end of the previous year.
Cash, notes and accounts receivable. stocks, bonds, securities and patent rights were listed at $317,-387,395 compared with $378,119,715 at the end of 1936.
Each question counts 20; each part of a two-part question, IO. A score of 60 is fair; 80. good. Answers on page ll.
1. Who Is this European diplomat who urged League of Nation members to recognize Italy's conquest of Ethiopia?
2. Name the first three oil producing countries of the western hemisphere in order.
3. Is the new federal tax law designed to raise about: (a) $5,000,000,000; ib) $2,750,000,000; CC) $850,000,000?
4. What town executed th* first “blackout" ever held in connection with U. S. air raid maneuvers?
5. Americans can ship war materials to Japan and China but not to Spain. True or falser