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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - April 1, 1938, Abilene, Texas ®l)e Abilene Reporter — “WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS CR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT COES,’’-Byron LL M (rh vip M k Iii VOL. LVII, NO. 314. Aiftortatcd Pkm .Art Reorganization Bill Assailed As Hopkins Buildup Republican Solon Says Act's Purpose Is To Groom WPA Chief For President WASHINGTON, March 31.—(AP)—The aim of the Roosevelt reorganization bill is to build up Harry L. Hopkins for president, Rep. Lamneck (D O) charged today in a struggle to halt the administration s effort to push the bill through the house. After President Roosevelt took personal command of the fight for the bill in an unprecedented denial that he wants to become dictator, Lamneck arose on the floor of the house to assail a provision creating a new department of public wel-1 fare. He said Hopkins, the WPA ABILENE, TEXAS. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL I, 1938.—SIXTEEN PAGES SECOND TRAGEDY IN 2 DAYS— ran** pnh (it* PRICE US Blasts Lid; No Limit’ Naval Abandon Hope For Lost FII DEMO HOPE? chief, would head the new department, and perhaps would become the next president, thus continuing new deal policies. •FAIR HAIRED’ HOPKINS Under the bill, Lamneck declared, an octopus-like relief machine Hopkins has been building would become permanent and would be "the most potent force in the U. S. for many years to come.” “Hopkins is the fair-haired boy of the administration." Lamneck roared. “What he wants he gets. The reason is he thinks right. He also spends right-and left. His life has been devoted to giving away other people’s money.” The debate over the bill was marked by a desperate fight for time on the part of the opposition, so that, its spokesmen said, the people might have an opportunity to make theU-views on the bill known to their representatives in congress. COUGHLIN TO ORATE •Beaten 202 to 143 on what many regarded as a test vote (the vote was on a motion to take up the bill) they made their goal the postponement of a final vote until next week, so that various organizations and week-end orators, including the Reverend Charles E. Coughlin, might set a stream of telegrams flowing into the house office building- To that end. they adopted filibustering tactics whenever the stringent rules of the house would. permit President Rooseevlts denial of dictatorship desires, issued, in the small hours of this morning at Warm Earrings, Ga., was a prime j topic of conversation on Capital Hill. Shrewdly timed, ihs words were in the nation’s headlines just when the house began Its discussion. Pro- j ponents of the reorganisation bill quickly seized upon his statement, and threw it in the face of those who have contended that the measure would give the president powers rivalled only by those of Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. CARRIES FIGHT TO FOES Not only did the president pronounce Ivmself unfitted for dictatorship and averse to it, but he carried the battle to the foes of the bill. H' said they had spread "silly nightmares” and "planted Sec REORGANIZATION, Pg. 2. Col 5 HAURY L. HOPKINS (See Story to left) FO Hits Foes Of Rehabilitation * • Lauds New Deal Efforts To Give Tenants Chance Race Launched British, French Told Of Plans For Super Ships WASHINGTON. Marrh 31—CA' — The International race to build vaster dreednaughts officially began today wlien the United States discarded a treaty clause limiting such vessels to 35,000 tons. Secretary of State Hull sent notes *o the British and French embassies and to the Canadian legation, advising them of Uncle Sam’s intention. At the same time a note from Britain, announcing a similar intention, was en route to Washington. France took another course, electing not to build super-battleships unless ether Eurooean powers ll. e. Germany and Italy) do so. Texts of the notes will not be published until Saturday morning. It was stated reliably, however, that they saw a power non-signatory to the London naval treaty (Japan) Ls presumed to be building super-dreadnauehts, havin’, refused tc deny it. Therefore, the United States government is invoking the escalator clause of the London naval treaty, permitting it to exceed the treaty limitations. NO MENTION OF SIZE Tile American notes do not mention th* size of the ships to be built. This must be negotiated with the British. This country's notes mention no intention to build cruisers larger than 8,900 tons armed with 8-inch guns. LONDON. March 31—(>P»—United States Amba sador Joseph P. Kennedy declared tonight the United States was determined to maintain a merchant marine as an "auxiliary of defense” but had no aggressive designs on the world’s shinping trade. The ambassador, who was chairman of the United States maritime Sign Appeals To Public Sentiment— ATTY BELIEVES HOME PADLOCKING UNCONSTITUTIONAL J. M. Wa I trip. whose home was padlocked Wednesday by court older, has appealed his case to nubile sentiment. Yesterday a huge sign, measuring six by ten feet and neatly prm*ed with red and black letter; ig on white poster canvas. was tacked promiscuously across the front of his residence at 1410 Pine street. In uttering a foot high, the first Lne read: * HOWDY NEIGHBOR ” Under that was smaller printing: ‘This house (home of father, mother and two school chil dren) locked up because the father sold some good drinks to 3o;ne ’Legitimate' and Respectable’ business men of our very moral town. (The children, locked out of their home, have committed no crime). ’’No boer—No Tamales—Go to Baud. Albany. Sweetwater or San Angelo.” The place was padlocked on order rf Judge W. R Chapman of 104th district court, who found Waltrip guilty of Violating an injunction restraining him from selling beer. See PADLOCKING, Pf. *. Col. 8 IN FACE OF INSURGENT ADVANCES— Spanish Loyalists Flee To France Rebels Sweep Horse Drags Man To Death Arm Tangled In Lariat, Scurry Rancher Victim' SNYDER. March    31—*Spl.)— Fred Wasson, 30, was dragged to death by a horse on his stock farm eight miles north of Snyder this afternoon. Tile tragedy occurred about 4 p. rn. With Charley Miller, a Borden county rancher, Wasson was vaccinating and dehorning cattle. As Wasson was trying to rope a cow, his horse ran under a tree, and Wasson was knocked to the ground by a low hanging branch. His arm became entangled In the lariat, and he was dragged approximately a half mile over rocky, ravine-scarred country. Miller gave chase, but was unable to stop the horse. Wasson's head and body commission before President Roose- i we:,e horribly lacerated, and mast volt assign'd him to the court of St. Jam •’Vs. spoke at the annual dinner of the chamber of shipping. Traffic Violators Receive 39 Tickets Drivers Learning About Stop Signs Abilene police contimied yesterday to push their drive against traffic violators in the city. Thirty nine traffic tickets were issued by officers during the day . Motorists receiving tickets will u,™ corDoration court Tn    rural se:tini* over dirt roads that F \t (Whin nil , t, u *® | churned a screen of blinding dust fnd^^fouSTnS'SS j procession M    *    thf of the offense or fine them $1 if L.  Z ___ found guilty,    D'C    LA    I Ten tickets wert issued for viola- ®    '▼ICUI Lea VOS Hon of stop signs 25 for parking at;    Pricer* •,ct    Wither    failing to PU- irare Kr,Son forn1 in a coin or overparking, one was issued for parking in a driveway, WARM rPRINGS. Ga., March 31—(/P—President Roosevelt turned from a defense of his government reorganisation program against "dictatorship" charges today to hit at those who “scoff and ridicule” at the administration's efforts to rehabilitate share-croppers and other needy farm elements. Informally addressing more than j 1,000 country folk endeavoring to eke a livelihood out of 13,000 acres at Pine Mountain valley homesteads. a subsistence project 18 miles from Warm Springs, he said there would be ’ fewer people” to criticize if such undertakings could be viewed by more of the population. “I wish others from over the United States would come here and see the success of this project." he said, specking into a microphone while sitting in a new, 16-cylinder secret s rvieo car. ‘There would be fewer people who would scoff and ridicule if they could see win* their own eyes.” With Mrs. Roosevelt. Harry L. Hopkins, works progress administrator Wha® former emergency relief administration started the project ’n August, 1935. and Miss Gay aheppe;*son. Georgia WPA Rand Of $5,000 Set For Coleman Youth LUBBOCK March 31—((Please of J. R. Rae Jr., of near Coleman, was bound over to the grand jury today when he waived examining trial on a charge of robbery. In lieu of (5,000. set by a justice of the peace, he w?as remanded to Jail. Charges were signed by Sheriff Tom Abel of Lubbock county, who had been instrumental in having the man arrested. The charges accused the farm youth of having taken (5 and a gold watch March 17 from Sam B. Bardwell, Lubbock business man, who said he was forced to leap from his own automobile in downtown Ballinger after the youth had commandeered the Bardwell machine. WHERE TORNADO INJURED CHILDREN of his clothing was tom off. Funeral arrangements, in charge of Maples Funeral home here, were Incomplete tonight. Wasson, who also owned an interest in a food store in Snyder, was a member of a well known Scurry county family. Survivors in- i elude his wife; a brother- Walter; I a sister. Mrs. Ivan Gatlin; two half-brothers, John L. Webb and R. W. Webb, all of whom live In the county. Believe Navy Ship With Six Aboard In Sea Bomber Vanishes In Midst Of War Games At Hawaii HONOLULU, March 31.— (AP)—Hope for the lives of six navy fliers aboard a missing bomber was abandoned tonight by naval officials directing an unprecedented search amid casualty-strewn Pacific maneuvers, which killed five other airmen yesterday. THIRD PLANE TO SINK Officers, although continuing the hunt, expressed belief the six men died when the plane fell Into the sea yesterday morning, a few hours after five more filers had been killed in the crash of another bomber. The second tragedy culminated a week of areial acldents in which ish Frontier*. March 31.—(A*)—Insur- three planes, valued at a total of On Toward Sea 1,000 Fighters Cross Pyrenees To French Village HENDAYE, France (At the Span- gents entered a second province of i Catalonia today in their eastward drive to the sea. while to the north thou&ands of government militiamen and civilian refugees streamed toward and across the French border. Navarre** troops were reported to have penetrated Tarragona and captured the village of Batea in smashing their way to a point five miles from the Important city of Gandesa. ENGLISHMEN CAPTURED A second column In the sector, insurgent dispatches said, occupied the village of Calaceite, in western Teruel province, crossed into Tarragona and took the village of Caseras. Navarre** reported they had tak- (300.000. sank and at least six others escaped possible crashes by forced landings at .sea in the navy’* greatest mid-Pacific war games. A high naval official said the accident had not demonstrated any fundamental wrong with the planes or pilots, but on the contrary, the performance of planes in maneuvers designed to test Hawaii's defenses, had conclusively proved their value in scouting operations. MOTOR FAILURE In two cases it was stated motor failure was blamed for mishaps, la six others, Including the first accident yesterday, storm conditions were held responsible. What raus- The tornado that swept through Columbus, Kus, pinned a number of school children in the second floor of the Highland grade school. show here, inflicting; injuries, but no deaths. Six persons were killed elsewhere in town. (See story' on page 2 ) School Dedication At Bayou Tonight Dedication ceremony for the Bayou cons* bdated school. Callahan county, is to be held at 8 p. rn. Friday night. April 5. ac- * s<,rvin£r cording to Principal C. W. Foyler, 1‘ who will be lr: charge. Principal speaker for the occasion will be State Superintendent L. A Wood. Madge Stanford, deputy state superintendent, also will attend the program. one for parking in alley and one for parking across a sidewalk. Chief T. A. Hackney said last night. We are not trying to make any big drive, just tightening up a little on motorists to make them obey the laws.” Traffic officers concentrated their efforts at the North First and Pine and North First and Cedar intersections yesterday in enforcing stop signs. Many motorists were stopped and warned. HUNTSVILLE. March 31.—AP)— Wynne state prison farm officials marched today for A. A. Bergdorf, 56-year-old state approved trusty who walked off yesterday afternoon from his duties of tending chickens. Bergdorf, native of Big Spring, serving a 99-year sentence from Howard county on a murder conviction, prison records showed. Ho was sentenced Dec. 9, 1929. Wynne farm, for aged and tubercular prisoners, is located a mile north of here. Coughlin Scores Reorganization DETROIT, March 31.— Pi — Fr. Charles E. Coughlin, speaking against the federal reorganisation bill, said tonight that “if there must be reorganization of government, let it begin where it should begin—at the head." He made his attack on the measure, which has been sent to the house with senate approval, in a broadcast over an independent network. Davison Not To Seek Reelection Solon Withholds Plans For Future SWEETWATER Mar. 31.—<Spl)— Howard C. Davidson, of Rotan representative from the 117th district, | announced here today he would not be a candidate for reelection for a j third term. In announcing that the would not run again. Davison did not state his future plans. “I am deeply grateful to my friends throughout the district Tor the splendid cooperation and assis-j tance they have given me while as their representative/’ Davison said. “It is solely because of this help that I have been able to more effectively and efficiently accomplish the work that I have done in the legislature. “While each session was In progress. I considered it my duty, at my own expense, to return to my district and give the people an opportunity to contact me as their representative and express their views on matters that were pending before the legislature, at the only time that it could possibly be of any benefit to them—while the legislature was in session. I returned to the district eight times during the 54th legislature at its regular term, and six times during the regular session of the 45th body, and at least one time during the special sesions of both the legislatures. which method of contacting voters has laid down a precedent in this district.” j JAPS AND CHINESE LOCKED IN FIERCE HAND-TO-HAND BATTLE Success Of Japanese Drive Toward Suchow Said Depending On Outcome SHANGHAI. April I —(Friday)—> P -Bloody fighting surged through the barricaded streets of Taierchwang today with success of Japan s drive toward Suchow hanging on the outcome. About 10.000 Chinese wielded broadswords against the bayonets of an equal Japanese force in primitive contact fighting. Hand grenades and machine-gun fire at 50 yards also----* en a government battalion composed ed tljg, miming bomber to fall wa* entirely of Englishmen in the south- undetermined. em sector.    |    Officials    expressed    belief    the To the north of these operations. I bomber catapulted into the sea off Le rid a, “k»v’* to the defenses of j Kauai island probably during a rain Ca !<| n m #•„ -s west of Baser- afluatk and <-ank be Tor rad;.* Una, was announced by the lnsur* operate had tune    any genta to have been surrounded.    „    ...._ „„ _    _    ,    _ On the northern sector of the 165-    FLIERS,    Bf.    I,    Cai    5 mile front, the insurgents advanced ... ,, through mountains eastward from Wylie IrUSteC Jaca toward Boltana, 65 miles north- /■*    r% ii Campaign Peps Up Naval Men Asked To Write Mothers WASHINGTON. March 31.- 4 -The navy has asked sailors and ma- Set Oil Allowable OKLAHOMA CITY. March 31 — P — The Oklahoma corporation commission instructed its conservation department late ’Aday to draw Tines in every corner of the globe to an order setting the state’s April write home to mother for Mothers’ day. May 8. Oil allowable at 475,000 barrels daily, the same as in March . played a deadly part in the fierce battle which has continued for days. Japanese reported they held P:e northeast and northwest corners of the little city, much of which was in flames. Taierchwang is on a narrow-gauge branch railroad east of the main line, the Tientsin-Pukow', on the coastal side of the central front. Japanese acknowledged, however, they were being forced to hack their way through solidly barricaded streets to take the city, on the line of their advance south to Suchow, where the Tientsin-Pukow and east-west Lunghai trunk line intersect. Japanese declared three Chinese divisions were trapped at Ikow, ten miles northeast of Taierchwang, between Japanese forces I closing in from Lint and those attacking Taierchwang. Chinese, however, said th** Japanese holds both on Yihsien and Taierchwang were being loosened j by flanking attacks. Will Give Platform DALLAS. March 31—ZP—Attorney General Wiilam McGraw said here today he would announce his platform on his gubernatorial candidacy within two weeks. Focus Cleanup On Highways ALL FOOL'S DAY TIME TO REMEMBER— Many Laugh Last After Enterprise Ridiculed The Weather By FINIS MOTHERSHEAD I holiday, pupils in all schools of the Few oldsters have grown too city last night prepared for a merry celebration — lessons notwithstanding. There w’ere even guarded rumors that grade schoolers at the dignified to remember how once they chanted a jingle which went something like this: “April Fools done past— “Who’s the biggest fool at last?” It was intoned with a derisive, "yah-yah” inflection and failed to penetrate only the thickest of hides. Usually the occasion was only a day or two past April I and All Fools’ Day pranks still ranked. Today of course, prepares the Way for another anniversary of numerable such eoisodes. While Abilene Christian college student* were to forego a traditional Central budding might att arnut a repetition of last spring's April I sitdown stnike. Individuals grown too staid to indulge in planting dummj purses ^Vki’vhoma or playing other practical jokes were expected to devote the dav. however, to vindictive reminiscences -thoughts of how they had the last laugh. Few there were but could recall some “Fulton’s folly which In afteryears has risen in esteem, or some deed or project which with age has dwindled into near-ridiculous significance. Those minded to dwell upon ci”-affairs had Abilene's two sources of Mill.KSK AND VICINITY J Krlda\ (alf. a I *»T TEXAS: Partly rlr.., I) Frldn> ani Sn: unlay, I T TEXAS! Moistly cloud) and im-„,*!I tnt Friday and '•.»tiirda> Vt,,derate ai table Mind* on the coant. Fair Friday and Saturday. M VV MRX ICO: Partly cloudy Friday and >ilurdny, Manner east portion Friday.; IFinite of temperature yesterday: A M. .VI • • SI Sd . . tx . . 4X 47 4rt . . 47    .    . SI SS Sfl . . Noon Highest tind HOI K I P M. Sd NI NX NI N4 a 2 ss ss ss See APRIL FOOL, Tg. ", Col. 6 ...    3    ......... ...    4    .    ........ S ......... N ......... 7 ......... ... X . .  _____ ... a ........ la ............. ii ............. SN Midnight    *6 Ion eat I -mnem'urea ,« W P. rn 'ester'ny, St-46; ssme date a year BS' 7USS. "Mi-inet ytaStrday « XX; *uttH«* today, istfj Mi met today, 6:33. Simple As This-Scat Says Sultan And He's Divorced SINGAPORE' March 31.—AP) —The wealthy Callan Ibraham of Johore divorced his beautiful Scottish wife today and announced he plans to spend his birthday September 9. in the United States with “my many American friends.” Tile Sultana, the former Mrs. Helen Wilson, was said to have receive an allowance of 5.000 lbs. ((25,000* annually and (225,000 in Jewelry. 'Hie divorce was by Mohammedan law. The Sutlan merely repea’ed th" word ’ Talak” (get out) lour times. Batterymcn In a citywide cleanup and pa in-up campaign yesterday finished charting the ranges Iii a campaign to blast Abilene spotless next week, j They decided to concentrate their fire on rubbLsh-littered approaches beside highways leading into the city. Resident: ti districts will be left to individuals enlisting in the drive, it was announced by W. S. Wagley, general of the clean-up forces. Objectives were mapped when ether leaders in the movement met yesterday afternoon in the office of Wagley. chairman of a chamber of commerce clean-up week program. The observance will open Sunday. Other committeemen are W. P. Wright. W L. Blakney, Mrs. R. H. Thomason, Fire Chief J. Ray Roe and R. T Cannon. Another leader is Mn. Morgan Jones, president of the Abilene Federation of Womens clubs, which annually conducts a cleaning and painting campaign. Cooperating with the chamber of commerce, women’s federation and the Abilene Real Estate board in the enterprise are the Garden club, of whit Ii Mrs. Thomason is president the Boosters club, of which Cannon is seoretary-mana-ger: and a1' other service groups. "We've found everyone more than ready to do his part and willing *p work with wonderful cooperation.” Wagley said last night. Manv already have begun cleaning and painting their premises.’’ west of Lerida The government's Pyrenees divisions. cut off from their bases by the (insurgent advance on Lerida and especially by the operations east of Jaca, were reported fleeing In disorder. The first body of deserting militiamen, numbering 1,000 men, escaped across the Pyrenees into the French hamlet of Hospice de France. PROBLEM FOR FRANCE As the number of Spanish refugees reaching France increased. French border officials began shifting them to camps in frontier towns French observers feared these | scattered legions were but the vanguard of thousands of homeless and destitute persons, including troops, I whose care would create a serious problem. Insurgent airmen reported that all main highways from the western border of Catalonia deep into the heart of the region t ire choked with refugees. Many of them were the 35.000 to 40,000 inhabitants of Lends who fled just before the arrival of General Yague’s army at the city gates. Insurgent observers on heights outside Lerida reported columns of smoke were rising from the skirts. Government forces, determined to defend the western Catalonian city at all costs, were reported to have mined all entrances. At sundown today more than 2,000 refugees, including women and children, had crossed the Hospice de Francealone. Unexpected interest in Saturday a rural school district election at Wylie was foreseen last night. H. DeShaao, president of the Wylie school board, announced that the present administration is endorsing candidacies of Max Street; and W. M Everett. A spokesman said the statement was issued after rumors that two or more “dark horse” trustee candidates had entered the race. DeShazo Is a retiring member of the board, Everett is seeking re-election- and Street’s election would make him a new trustee . The board president said he wa* uncertain who other candidates were. Area Men Named Rookie Patrolmen C. A. Cockrell, Jr., Abilene, Included AUSTIN, out- j police March Ask Machine To End Machine-Age Evil WASHINGTON. March 31.~<44-Representative Stefan iR-Neb) called on inventors today to submit ideas for ending unemployment. 31.—uP>—State I,—today picked 90 prospective : rookies who were instructed to report here April I for a training school at Camp Mabry. Following six weeks training ,ad-; ministered by federal, state, county and ctiy officers, they will be as-j signed to probationary duty for six border to months on the highway patrol and i driver's license and truck weighing divisions of the public safety department. Nominees, by cities, included: San Angelo, W. F. Davidson; Ballinger, J. Clinton Reese; Roscoe, J. M. Boston; Merkel, C. Rex Myers; Winters, E. S. Rickard; Abilene. C. A. Cockrell, Jr.; Eastland, Joshua B. Hart. AWAKENING TO REALITIES— Mexicans’ Enthusiasm Over Expropriation Dwindles In Face Of Economic Hardships .■ Faculty Control Of I Sports To Be Asked DALLAS. March 31    .-Pi—Faculty control over all phases of intercollegiate athletics will be among recommendations submitted tomorrow to the general assembly of the southern association o. colleges and secondary schools. MEXICO CITY, March 31.—<*> —A more sober realization of Mexico’s difficult economic situation appeared today to have tempered intense nationalism stirred by the government’s expropriation of the (400.000,000 foreign oil industry. There was no evidence however of a let-up in the support of the average Mexican for President Lazaro Cardenas and his liberal government’s “Mexico for Mexicans'’ program. Despite economic hardships precipitated by the expropriation, the feeling apparently was general that some way would be found to pay for the 17 American and British petroleum companies taken over. In unofficial trading, the peso closed 4.50 to 4.70 to the United States dollar, a slight improvement over yesterday’s closing quotations. Spokesmen for the expropriated companies said tonight they had decided to petition the government for revocation of the expropriation decree as well as to attack it in the courts as unconstitutional. A group of senators deferred action on their announced intention of putting a series of questions before Cardenas on the state of the nation and the outlook for the future. Their announcement had threatened a rift in the hitherto solid congressional support accorded the chief executive. It was learned reliably the government h d imposed strict secrecy concerning a reply to representations by United States Ambassador Josephus Daniels on the expropriation. ;