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Waxahachie Daily Light (Newspaper) - December 12, 1932, Waxahachie, Texas Your own Home paper a since 1893 Waxahachie daily Light full United press service on world news it by private wire More than 10,000 readers every Day volume 38 be a United press Waxahachie Texas a a Queen City of the Cotton Belt a a monday afternoon december 12, 1932 no. 226herriot favors payment French War debts Winters Buzzard covers entire country Cleve Griffin Given parole by governor at Louay episodes to the Saga of Man s endless against the elements. Snow fell from California and the Rocky mountains where record Low Tempe rates were reported to the Atlantic Seaboard virtually the entire Northern half of the country Felt the storms Rigours. Most dramatic of the incidents growing out of the storm was the fight of a five Man coast guard Crew which Rode out the gales that whipped Lake Erie into fury. In the face 0f a blinding Snow storm the guardsmen fought their Way Back to a Marblehead. O.,.base from West sister islander in Law i amp it Swaford at wher6 they had convicted in shooting Avalon will rejoin family by the granted a general parole governor Ross s. Sterling at Behest of a numerous friends officials and prison physician a Cleve Griffin sentenced to 99 years for the death of his Atli re United i Russ Winters fir St blizzard mantis edit he nation with Snow and added new Sims Library civic organizations Are in formulate plans for institution. Avalon in 1930, was expected to Day to begin the trip to rejoin his wife and daughter in Elpaso. This was the announcement by Ellis county authorities who stated Griffin spent sunday night in Dallas with relatives. The of Griffin charged by grand jury indictment with the slaying of his father in Law was one 0t the most sensational in the history of Ellis county. The state contended that Domestic trouble was the basis for the killing inasmuch As Griffin has come Back to the Avalon Community from Elpaso where he had gone for the Benefit of his ilyus health. Gone to bring Back the body of Frank Ryan a Hunter accidentally shot Friday. Mercury drops to 20 degrees in Waxahachie ice skaters had nothing on motorists in Waxahachie monday morning As they glided around Corners found themselves twirling in circles in the Middle of the main streets and made per fam i feet figure eights when they were least expected. Monday the meeting Between Griffin i morning saw the coldest snap of and or. Swafford who was one of a the season accompanied by ice the influential and Well to do sheets on the streets and a wind Farmers of the out h part of the a that penetrated at the rate of 20 county occurred just below Ava degrees. Ion in the summer of 1930. A j Marvin Rudolph official Wea Nunter of shots were tired in the ther observer reported 38 degrees As the maximum and 20 degrees the minimum for the Twenty four hour period preceding. Because of weather reports that slated warmer weather and scattered Rains the cold snap caused Many pipes and Auto a mild fall of and the Section of encounter and or. Strafford mortally wounded was rushed to the enl is municipal Hospital where he succumbed an hour or so later. Griffin was arrested by Italy officers brought to the Ellis Frozen water county jail where he remained diatoms. Until the trial at the october i compared with the term. No Effort was made to of weather of a week a Tain Bond. He was found guilty j mild autumn in this at the october 1930 term and the country the Bleak weather of had served More than two years the week end marked the first Griffin now 43, is a hopeless real Winter temperatures Here cripple and during his two years in the state Penitentiary at Hunt Sivilie has necessitated the care of two persons Twenty four j hours of the Day according to governor Sterling a proclamation. Because the has agreed to care for him governor Sterling states the Man will receive closer attention at Home than he could j at the state institution. Sims Library. Remember the meeting at Sims Library tuesday evening at 7 30 in the interest of that institution. Be sure to attend if you Are interested. All committee men members of the City Council and interested citizens Are urged to be present. Judge g. C. Groce chairman of Library Board. Court House clock victim of icy blast old Man Winter chalked up a a Victory against father time in a this City Friday evening at 9 10, a when he caused the aged Chrono 12.�?ban meter the faithful courthouse clock to Stop and hide its tace with its hands in shame. All Day graph oo., lots been awarded the Friday the it by k 1t11 �?T10�j 1 \ Edison medal for 191 by the a icy onslaught of its enemy but at american Institute of electrical �9 40 it Shuldt e Engineer for his a outstanding and Stoppe. Contributions to the Ait of Tele i during in 3 in place the new York dec. Croft Cherardi chief Engineer of american Telephone and Tele the Ait of Tione engineering and the devel Opin ent of electrical he 4va� born in san Francisco and educated at Brooklyn polytechnic Institute and Cornell University. A Here a what to Wear it bus stood clock has stopped for various reasons sometimes a screw sometimes a Spring Bat for the most part it has been a faithful time Teller. It has become habitual with merchants and townspeople Here to rely upon the clock when going to and from work. Those who reside near the Square listen for its tolling each hour while in the Midnight hours plans which will make it possible for Sims Library to remain open will be discussed on tuesday evening at 7 30 by committeemen from the various civic clubs the City Council and the Board of directors of the institution it was announced today. All interested citizens of Thi City have been invited t0 this meeting according to judge Groce. The Library was kept open during the past year due to a drive by the Jovan Marchbanks Post of the american legion under the direction of Marlin Davis Post commander at that time. During the drive made by the american legion the whole town became Library conscious and realized the effect of it closed doors on Community life interested persons stated today. Clubs to be represented at this meeting tuesday evening will include the Century club Junior Century club rotary club Lions club. Chamber of Commerce retail merchants association Ferris Ward . A., Central Ward . A., Shakespeare trial Ward . A., Shakespeare legion and High school . A. Each of these organizations will be represented by live of their members appointed by the president at recent meetings. Judge g. C. Croce will be in charge of the meeting. There will be a meeting of the Board of directors of the Library tuesday afternoon at time plans will be formulated to present to the general committee when it meets on tuesday evening. This drive will not Only of City Yide. But will include other communities of this county As the services of Sims Library Are Given to Many surrounding schools and towns where they have no Public Library. A a. My brother a keeper the time has come in Waxahachie when real service to our Fellowmen must be Given close attention. Just at this moment because of Lack of funds the social service Bureau needs Many things. The organization is keeping life m the bodies of Many of our City a poor but the fight is an uneven one. The annual fund drive was very Short this year. The following things Are needed quickly 1. Food. In several of the grocery stores of the City the Light has had placed boxes in which the Public May drop Small packages of groceries of any kind. Drop a Pound for the hungry. If you could have been present when the food contributed saturday was distributed you would be most Happy that you were one who a dropped a 2. Clothing. Any kind of clothing whether in Good repair or not. Look through your old clothes and you la probably find some article of clothing which will help to keep some poor person warm. Clothing for men women boys and girls of All Ages is needed. It. Fuel. Give any kind of fuel you. Feel you can spare. Even if nothing but seme old goods boxes in the Back Yard. 4. Stoves. If the Bureau can get hold of several old heating or cooking stoves of any kind Many persons can be made comfortable. Stove pipe is also needed. 5. Quilting. One old lady wants to earn her living by quilting. She a too old to do any other kind of work. 6. Work of any kind. If you have any kind of work you wish done advise the Bureau and someone who needs it badly will be sent those who can help in any Way Are asked to phone miss Mattie Middleton and she will arrange to have them picked up. The Call is urgent. Do what you can. But do it quickly. $35 obtained by Bandit in Daylight hijacking of Oil station Here sunday queer quirks strange lit Days news Many cases of cold and hunger found cold causes suffering a i i a a i a i by Light reporters in monday Survey Dame fashion was being dictated to by old Man Winter on Trinity Hill this morning As the Tadeu body of the University made Early classes. The costume which caught the Eye of a casual observer combined Chic and warmth and consisted of boots worn by both Young men and Young women Corduroy trousers and skirts several heavy sweaters or jacket and a warm Tarn. The Young men of the Campus were not being so collegiate As to leave their stars out to the weather As is usually their custom. The chief diversion Between classes on the Hill a was skating for the front walk to the administration building was in perfect condition for the sport. I the message of time Given by the j a clock May be heard All Over the i a City. A a a Saloon would a a i a a a a a a a flashes by United press London dec 12.�?the Pound Sterling opened today at $ i.2c 1-2, compared with saturday s close at s �.25 >-8. Be barred in state of Texas Austin. Tex., dec. 12 up a the Saloon will be barred in Texas on the terms of a state constitutional amendment submitted Here today by John Boyle of pan Antonio to fellow members of a state liquor control plan committee. The proposed amendment in effect restore the state former local option status for the Saloon restriction fines beverages of Coholic Content As will to the except it de percent Al hard intoxicant in 6 it it a i Yrtti m m m g to 4 sales to the la this leaves regulation of Beer Slature. Paris dec. 12.�?severe East Erly gales swept the Atlantic and the English Channel today delaying Many Ocean liners. The 800 inhabitants of the islands of Hoe Dic and Houat off the coast of Brittany radioed an Appeal for food. Provisions will be sent As soon As possible. New York dec. 12.�?six boy scouts have been awarded Gold medals for unusual valor in the face of grave danger Daniel o. Beard chairman of the National court of Honor announced. The six Are Robert a. Carter Flint. Mich Robert Delaney Schenectady n. Al George Leon great Barrington mass. Ilobert Hafner Norwich Conn. Jack Martin Omaha. Neb. Pedro Villezon Manila. P. I. She was a Little Bent Gray haired woman of 68 years a shawl draped about her drooping shoulders living alone in this City for More than a Quarter of a Century who answered the Knock of two newspapermen Early monday morning. A a won to you Coine in a she invited. The newspapermen entered to find her tiny Home still Chi ii from the terrible cold of sunday night. A Small Blaze struggled in the tiny stove which is used for cooking and heating. Through an open door the newspapermen saw a Small bed in an adjoining room the sparse cover thrown Back still lying As left by the Little old lady As she crawled out to Start a fire and face another Day in a life which has meant very Little except hard work Over Washtub in the Homes of the City for Over Twenty five years and loneliness. A we just came in to see if you were cold or hungry a said one of the Light reporters. A your paper is making a Survey to see if there is distress of any kind a Well a a and tears began to Stream Down her wrinkled old face. Quot in a doing alright. Miss Mattie meaning the social ser vice Bureau Secretary Middleton is taking care of me. I have about a weeks Supply of food and am keeping and she glanced about her Little Home located on a Side Street. A miss Mattie la take car of me Tut i wish i did no to have to Call on her. So Many others need her help. In a a Little too weak to Wesh this bad weather but i can quilt Fine. If folks would let me quilt for them i could care for myself and leave More for those who need it worse than life has held Little for this Little old Bent woman. Many Homes know her Here As the was woman but few have Ever known a bout her living condition. Until just recently she has lived in her Little Home All alone working Here and there for whatever she could get then trudging Home to her lonely existence. Continued on Page 3 fear Poison in wound May prove fatal Elpaso dec. 12 a physicians feared today that Bat guano in a Scalp wound May Poison Berlyn Brixner 21, chemical Laboratory assistant who fell 175 feet to the Bottom of an extinct Volcano near Aden n. M. Rescued last night after ten hours suffering and exposure he was still unconscious today. Doctors said the guano contains Silver nitrate and other substances which Are poisonous. They fear the poisons seeping into his brain As he Lay in the Crater. The former University of Texas student fell into the pit when Sash Cord broke As two companions used it to lower him for explorations. A Large portion of his Scalp was torn away when his head struck a jagged ledge. He has several broken Bones and internal injury is feared. Athens dec. 12.�?the unite Ltd states charge do Al Aires pro tested t0 the foreign office today against the recent abolition of duty on Canadian wheat claim ing the action tended to disturb commercial relations Between Greece and the United states. Paris dec. 12.�?american English dutch and romanian Oil producers attending the Oil conference Here have agreed to curtail production on a schedule to be regulated by consumption russian producers did not attend the conference. Athens dec. 12.�?samuel insult intends to devote his time to reorganizing greek enterprises if he is not extradited to Chicago for trial on embezzlement charges it was Learned from his friends. The hearing on application for extradition is scheduled j for hearing within 10 Days Niagara Falls up a burglars who entered the Home of e. R. James cracked open a child a toy Bank and fled with 49_cents, overlooking a Diamond ring and several wrist watches valued at $400 which were lying on a Dresser top near the Bank. Cairo neb., up a mrs. Will Roth Farmers wife was bothered with a Rabbit that nibbled at the Root vegetables in her Garden this fall she got her husband s gun Spiot the Rabbit and killed one of Ber Best laying hens with the same shot. Wymore neb., u pm Clarence Souder had just two slices left when lie sold his store merchandise. They were for the same foot. He was just about ready to Call his Sale Over when a one legged Man walked in the store and bought both shoes. Quincy 111., up a the $1000 which Cotton Center j Ohnson bequeathed to Quincy 41 years ago still buys thanksgiving dinners for needy families each year. This year 30 such meals were purchased with the $90.01 in interest available. North Loup neb., or a Charles Sayress target practice kept his wife from having Wash Day. A a Chuck took several shots at the woodshed and the shot riddled his wife a Wasl tub hanging on the inside Wall. Colo. Springs colo., up a there Are two More reasons Why Jerry Unser automobile racer will be trying to come in first next year in the pikes Peak Auto race a twins have been born to mrs. Unser. Pression a Mph ooze a says Justice of the peace George c. Foster a the marrying Justice a who has just tied his tying record of three in a Day. He has performed 620 marriages. Pueblo colo., up a de Harlingen tex., up a a letter written 16 years ago by a Harlingen boy to a Friend in Maine has reached its destination but the mail service was not responsible for the delay. The letter was found by Rev. Francis m. Sander in a coat Given to a Harlingen welfare organization. He mailed it to Roy Stanhope the addressee and it reached him though he had moved from Calais me., to Lowell mass. Boston up a classical music is displaying its charms at a net loss in Boston. It appears from the latest financial statement of the Boston symphony orchestra. The statement revealed that All symphony musicians and symphony Hall employees from conductor Serge Koussevitsky Down a have unanimously a greed to contribute from their salaries an aggregate of approximately one half the estimated deficit of $93,000 for the current Oklahoma City a Cecil Proctor twin Hills club golfer made a Hole in one saturday. Just to prove that the feat was no Accident he made another one sunday. And the same Trio of golfing companions who saw saturdays Ace stood spellbound at sundays performance. Proctor is a class b golfer his scores usually ranging from 85 to 95. So far As is known he is the first golfer in Oklahoma City to make holes in one on successive Days. Drawing a pistol and ordering Jerry Mcelroy station attendant to open the Cash drawer and hand Over the receipts a Lone Hijacker robbed the Magnolia service station at tin intersection of Ferris and Marvin of Alhout $35 in Cash sunday afternoon at a a i of clock in the first Buhl Daylight robbery Here in recent years. After taking Ali he Cash in the Money drawer the Bandit then demanded tint the Safe be Oji ened. After being shown that tin Safe contained no Money the Bandit. Forced Mcelroy to walk out of the station and Busy himself wiping off the gasoline pm Nix while lie sped a Way in a Small Sedan. . Me Elroy obtained a Good description of the Man and the car lie was driving and As the Bandit sued away he rushed to the phone to notify City of fleets who telephoned to nearby cities in an Effort to head off the Hijacker. According to or. Mcelroy tin Only person present when the Holdup occurred the Man drove into the station and asked that water be put in the Radiator of his car and that he be permitted to use the rest room. After or. Mcelroy had serviced the car he walked inside the station a tie Man step died from inside the rest room with a drawn revolver and ordered Mcelroy a to give me what you got and. Be quiet of bout it As i do it Rrt want to do any after me Elroy had opened tiie Cash drawer the Bandit kept him covered with Liis gun while he emptied tiie contents into his overcoat pockets. Several checks were left by the Hijacker at the request of or. Mcelroy who suggested they would be of no value to the Hijacker. A i done to want any of your personal Money a the Man said before taking leave a i want the company a or. Mcelroy carried about 849 in the pocket of Liis shirt which was not disturbed. Appearing to be a professional the Bandit was Calm and collected at All times during the robbery and treated him with Courtesy according to Mcelroy. Find Bandit Gar about an hour after the robbery tiie car used in the hold up was discovered by Mcelroy and Roy Mcquat Tex local agent for the Magnolia company abandoned on Monroe Street near the intersection of Parks. It was identified later As having been stolen in Arlington Texas at about 1 Oclock sunday afternoon. It is presumed by officers that Hie Hijacker was met at this Point by an accomplice in a outlier car in which they used to make their getaway out of town. Tiie Hijacker was described As a Young Man it of about 25 years ago and was roughly dressed. Several losses by robbery have been suffered by this station recently. two occasions the station has been entered and tiie Safe robbed and Only about two weeks ago a Large Quantity of gasoline was pilfered during the . A a Huffy Howie manager of the station was ill at his Home at the time of the robbery. At 2 p. In. Monday it was reported by the sheriffs department that while they were continuing their investigation no clues had been found As to the bandits identity. Would refuse countenance her default Frangen Honor is now stake he tells deputies. At Paris France dec. 12 or a six alternatives for handling the question of the French debt payment to Washington thursday were presented to the chamber of. Deputies today by Premier edouard Herriot. Presentation followed a speech of two hours to a tens and crowded House during which deputies shouted a a done to pay a Herriot warned the chamber against default and announced he intends to seek a vote of Confidence on making the payment to Washington with reservations. A i personally refuse to Dishonour Frances signature a a Herrit said. A i refuse to countenance Paris dec. 12 up a the chamber of deputies heavily guarded against disorder began today an historic debate on whether to pay or default its dec. 15 debt instalment to the United states. Republican guards with Glet ing bayonets stood a statue inside the Chamic. Their Brilliant Scarlet and a it rms. Plain Clothea Jered in the corridors and on stairways suspiciously eyeing the throngs of spectators and deputies alike. The doors were closed Early after-�?Tl. spectators had crowded into a space meant for 100, overflowing into the jammed pres gallery. A Rentfr Fah curd Herriot surrounded by almost his entire Cabinet was on the government Beach. As soon As the debate started Herriot mounted the Tribune amid a hush in the packed red walled chamber. He began a three part speech the first part with the historical facts of the debt agreements the second with the recent negotiations concerning the dec. 15 payment and the third with possible solutions particularly the government s plan for paying with reservations based on the United states Promise to reopen debt discussions. He paid elaborate tribute to the role of the United states in the world War stressing the bravery of american troops at Belleau Woods St. Mihiel and the Argonne where 75,000 fell. He also praised the rapid creation of an american army of 5,000,000 from a nucleus of 170,-000, of whom 2,000,000 came to France bringing 2,000,000 tons of steel and 5,000,000 tons of food. The chamber warmly applauded the tribute to the american troops. Before the debate opened the socialists voted to oppose unconditional payment. There were Only two dissenting votes. Deputies frequently interrupted Herriot a address shouting a a done to pay a a if France does not. Pay. The he replied Lusanne accords will be crushed and the nations will return to the pre Lausanne debt Paris dec. 12 up a prime minister ram say Macdonald hurried to London today for a meeting of the British Cabinet to decide the governments position in View of the latest War debts note from tha United states. Premier edouard Herriot was up Early to meet Macdonald arriving by train from Geneva. Herriot said his conversation with Macdonald was limited to disarmament and other Genva questions. Washington dec. 12 up a the British american debt debate reached a crisis today after a Swift and dramatic Exchange of new notes. London offered to pay $95,-550,000 next thursday conditionally. Secretary of state Stirn son promptly rejected the conditions. Great Britain seemed to face a Choice Between unconditional pay a ment and default after Stimson a had refused to take the payment As an Advance instalment under a future debt agreement. He insisted the Money must apply on Britain a $4,600,000,000 debt As East Texas Cloudy. Proba funded in 1923. Congressional re Bly rain near coast and rain action supported him. Sleet or Snow in Interior tonight never in recent diplomatic his a and tuesday. Somewhat colder Story have two Pawer exchanged a near coast with freezing nearly views on a major problem so a to coast tonight. Not quite so cold a quickly As did America and Brit a North portion tuesday. Ain. The weather

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