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__ Texas: Partly cloudy tonight »nd Tut* day. GUntle to moderate southerly winds on the coast (Compleu matte iroort m oirkn Din.) Thermometer Readings ' _ 8 | 9 I 10 | 11 | 12 | 1121 8 87 | 90 | 93 | 94 | 86 | 98 | 97 | 97~ FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE .,,,., HABKBTS AT A GLANCE 1TBW TOnK, July 19.—«•> — BtocU«. itoeli, motor* lead rally. Bond*, mlxnl; Homo ptlll tliwi and convertibles bought. Ciirb, Imnrovcil;" pow «r RtookR In demand. Vnrpljrn KxchnnKO mixed franco at new low. sterling llp . Coilon, IOWCM" la voroblo wnntllpr. lortlm enlllw. Surnr I'iiitcr hmlito .nlllnic, CoHco, llrni: llrAzillnii liuymr. MM CAOOJWIieat. low«r; huirn vl*lh!i> Inerran-. fora wsnlt: aunplclfluii crop outlook. (,'nlllc. about ntnun •o tlroiir. llo«», steady to 10 hlghir; lop *l^.»u. VOL." XXXIX. NO. 197. CORSICANA, TEXAS. MONDAY, JULY 19, 1937. —TEN PAGES EARHART SEARCH ABANDON PRICE FIVE CENTS \ GOVERNMENTS TWO EMDROILED NATIONS ARE STILL AT OUTS EXPECT NO RECOGNITION FOR MILITARY AGREEMENT REACHED ON SUNDAY By The Associated Press.) The governments of China . and Japan remained at odds ' today on proposals for settlement of the tense North China situation despite a military agreement reached yesterday at Tientsin. The Chinese government was said to have-informed Japan It could not accept the Japanese i, demand for local settlement of the conflict. At Nanking, the Japanese charge d'affaires told the Chinese he would wait until midnight (11 a. m., E. S. T.) for the Nanking government to submit a new reply. I' A new clash between Chinese and Japanese troops west of Pelp- ing was reported. Japanese officers said that Chinese soldiers opened fire on a Japanese unit 10 miles west of Pelping. Japanese said they took a grave view of the situation. The headquarters of the Japanese army in North China, at Tientsin, announced the verbal settlement of the crisis, reported to have been made yesterday, was not sufficient. G«n. Sun Cheh-Yuan, commander of the 29th Chinese army, was said to have apologized for tho clash between his troops and Japanese July 7, . promised to punish several 6fficers, agreed to suppression . of anti-Japanese agitation, and promised to support Japan's fight against communism. The Chinese government pro tested to Japan that Japanese 1 scouting planes had machine- gunned Chinese troop and supply trains in Hopeh province, violating China's territorial sovereignty. At the same time, the Japanese ' "government accused c'flitai-«rt aggravating the North China crisis T by direct aggression against Japanese interests. Fighting Breaks Out Again. TOKYO, July 19.—</P>—A Domel (Japanese) news agency dispatch from Tientsin tonight said lighting had broken out again between Chinese and Japanese troops west of Pelping in spite • of a military agreement reached yesterday at Tientsin. Japanese officers said Chinese soldiers engaged In the construction of a concrete pillbox at Luk- Seo SINO-JAP, Page"lO " Compilation of Delinquent Tax Rolls Completed Compilation of tho delinquent tax rolls of Navarro county from 1919 to 1935 mandatory under a recently enacted state statute, has been completed according to T. A. Farmer, tax assessor-collector. The rolls Include some 43,000 items and it was necessary to bind them in three volumes because of the size of the completed work. ' Mr. Farrr.er declared that he was proud of the fact fKat the • project had been completed at a cost to the county of $715.03, ap- prpxlmately thirty-five per cent of the budget of $2,000 set up for the purpose by tho commissioners' court. Labor Shortage Reported Various Farming Sectors CHICAGO, July 19.—(^P>—A new headache—I a b o r shortage— plagued tho American farmer today as he swung into the most .bountiful harvest in several years. In tho midwest grain belt, In the northeast and throughout the vegetable-growing region, farmers reported harvest crews shorthanded. And they were offering, federal statisticians said, the 1 highest wages since 1930 for farmhands. ' Workers Progress Administration payrolls in 13 states showed a decline after officials announced men would be permitted to quit jobs on projects to work in the midwest harvests. The men, if . still in need, officials said, will be re-employed within 90 days. • PICCARD SAFE, GONDOLA BURNED CONGRESS TODAY Senate. In recess. House. Considers $25,000,000 flood control program for Lower Ohio Valley. ^ Uninjured when he descended into tree tops after his 11,000-foot flight, Dp, Jean Plccard, center, is shown viewing the wreckage of his multi- balloon 'Sjindola near Lansing, Iowa. All his instruments wer& lost In fire following his landing. ( LATEST STRATOSPHERE FLIGHT OF DR. JEAN PICCARD ENDED IN OPPONENTS OF COURT DILL WILL SEEK TO RECOMMIT MEASURE IF RECOMMITMENT SUCCESSFUL BILL WOULD BE BURIED FOR REMAINDER SESSION _^_^_ ' ABOARD SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL TRAIN, July 19— (/P)— Opponents of the president's court bill announced today they would seek a senate vote on that bitterly-fought issue early this week. Senator Burke ^D-Neb.), a leader of the opposition, said a motion to send the supreme court reorganization measure back to committee for further study probably would bo made tomorrow, and added: '\ "Wo are confident we can carry the motion by a comfortable margin." Ending the political truce declared Immediately after tho death of Senator Robinson (D-Ark) democratic senate leader, last Wednesday, Burke's statement Indicated the five-month struggle over the Judiciary legislation was nearing its end, If the motion to recommit the bill is carried, it would bury the measure for the rest of the session. Its defeat, many senators agreed, might bring a speedy collapse of the oppositionr which expects to muster its greatest strength on the recommittal motion. Burke's challenge quickly was accepted by Senator Mlnton (D- Ind), one of the court bill's most See COURT BILL, Pago 10 •» \ Construction On Highway 22 Starts Tuesday Work preliminary to the paving of the section of Highway 22 between Plnkston and Frost ia scheduled to start Tuesday morning, according^ to M. L. Bowers, resident engineer for the state highway department. Bowers stated that the Austin Road Company had moved equipment Into Corsleana from Dublin and that he' planned to close the dump Tuesday morning and work of, cutting out and treating the sub-grade would, bo started with actual paving to follow this process as rapidly as possible. Tho engineer said that it wag the intention of both tho highway department and tho contractor to obmtyletp the project before the Tall Drains set in, If possible, Bowers said that-he was planning to ase two crews on the Job and that it was possible that about three jrews would be used by the contractor in maintaining operations about 10 hours a day. Tho contract was awarded a tew days ago and work order on :he project has boon received, ••! ROCHESTER, Minn., July 19.— (If) —Dr. Jean Plccard announced today he expects to make; a stratosphere flight In a new type aircraft made up of many small balloons which his ascension yesterday proved is practical. Plccard said- he was Jooking for sponsors for a flight in a craft, made up of two clusters of tho thin rubber balloons, which would be made one year after financial help was assured. LANSING, la., July 19.— (IP}— Twisted and charred wreckage in an isolated farmland valley was all that remained today of Dr. Jean Plceard's unique multi- ballooned aircraft in which he made a six-hour experimental flight from Rochester, Minn. The stratosphere flier studied the results of the flight from mental notes. Fire which enveloped the novel craft as It landed In a clump of trees destroyed data recorded by delicate instruments. The landing point was about 75 miles by air from Rochester. Dr. Piccard was non-commital as to whether the flight had achieved his objective—to determine the feasibility of 'using a cluster of small sounding balloons in place of the conventional single -large bag for stratosphere explorations. Ho had planned a journey to tho rarlfied air regions with a See PICCARD, Pago 10 FINAL TRIBUTE IS PAID ROD1NSON IN ARKANSAS SUNDAY SCORES OF NATION'S LEADERS JOIN NEIGHBORS IN MOURNING AT BIER LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 19.— (/P)—The eplo chapter of American history written by Joseph Taylor Robinson of Arkansas ended today In. a flower-banked grave. Scores of tho nation's leaders joined thousands of saddened Arkansans yesterday In final tribute as the state's Illustrious son was returned to his native soil. Vice President John Nance Garer came from his homo at Uvalde, Texas, to officially represent President Roosevelt. Postmaster General James A. Farley stood beside tho grave. Nearly 50 of Senator Robinson's colleagues and a largo delegation from the house served as honorary pallbearers. "Perhaps no man in our generation has been more nearly a representative American," said Mr. Watts in his funeral sermon at the church. For a few brief hours tho gray casket remained at tho family home—a; private period during which Mrs. Robinson was allowed to be alone. Vice President Garner led the congressional delegation past tho open cn/sket at the capltol. As he approached, the rugged Texan averted his head, refusing to look upon his long-time friend in death. , HEAVIEST BATTLE OF SPANISH CIVIL WAR RAGEDJN MONDAY INSURGENT TROOPS *BEGIN EFFORT TO DEFEAT GOVERNMENT OFFENSIVE MADRID, July 19.—W) —The heaviest battle of the Spanish civil war thus far raged west of Madrid today as insurgents launched a fierce drive to hurl government troops back to the capital. Insurgent and government planes and artillery crashed bombs and shells into opposing lines near Brnete, newly-won government position 12 miles west of Madrid. In the air, an estimated 160 planes fought for supremacy, with government forces gradually gain-; ing a slight advantage. The insurgent air force renewed a smashing bombardment of government front lines and communication routes. A duel between big guns—ranging in size from three to 10 Inches—echoed all day in the capital. Besides the Brunete spearhead Into insurgent lines, government forces kept chipping at insurgent positions closer to Madrid. Government guns shelled a military camp near upper Caraban- ehel, outside the southern limits of the city. Government aircraft followed up with a heavy bombardment of the camp, where Insurgents have concentrated a re- servo contingent In former air- force barracks. The Cuatrovlentes airfield of Madrid also came under heavy government fire. , The fighting brought heavy losses to both sides, but government officers declared insurgents suffered heaviest casualties through exposing their forces In the counter attack. -— THSbel JPInnes Driven'Off Insurgent planes again bombed government airfields near Madrid See SPANISH, Pago 10 TEXAS DELEGATION PLAN TAKE UP DAM MATTER ON TUESDAY POSSUM KINGDOM DAM ON BRAZOS RIVER SUBJECT OF CONFERENCE WASHINGTON, July 19.-</P)_ A Texas delegation led by Senator Norrls Sheppard plans to discuss the proposed Possum Kingdom dam on the BrazoE river In Texas tomorrow with budget bureau officials. The group Includes a committee representing the Brazos river conservation district and Texas congressmen • from the river's drainage basin. They expected to hear the reclamation bureau's report on the dam, based on a survey ordered by President Roosevelt to determine which of two proposed types of dams is preferable. Informed persons said the bureau favors the structure recommended by army engineers at an estimated cost of $6,600,000. The conservation district engineers estimated the cost more than two years ago at $3,100,000. This estimate has been increased recently to $4,100,000 because of njgher labor and material costs. The conservation district engineers proposed a cantilever con- strucMcn, and army engineers recommended a system of gravity typo dams. The government already had allocated $3,100,000 for the work. Senator Shepard said the additional amount needed would he asked as noon as it was learned which typo of dam the reclama- tlon bureau 'recommends. TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND CROWNINGS TAKE WEEKEND™ TOLL SIXTEEN PERSONS DIED VIOLENT DEATHS IN TEXAS; TRAIN KILLS TWO By The Associated Tress. Four drownings were included in the 16 violent deaths in Texas during the week-end. There were nine highway traffic deaths, two persons were • killed by trains, and one died of ac- cidenal gunshot wounds. Ruby Jim'Shorel, 25, and Moses- odell Louise Little, 14, half-sisters, drowned in a pool on the farm of their mother, Mrs. Sam Galloway, near Greenville. Felly Sledge, 28, drowned In a state park lake near Donlson when a boat capsized. C. D. Guinea, 16, drowned near Clarksville while In a swimming party. . >. Edwin Makowski, 20, of Helsel was killed near Mexla when the motorcycle he was riding collided with an automobile. Two- other oreaths of motorcyclists were attributed to collisions with automobiles. J. L. Hopper, 20, of Fair- View, and Alvlh Birch, 25, of Austin, were the fatalities. Alvln P. Fulton, 38, truck operator, was injured fatally when hla truck striking a concrete bridge abutment threw him aunder th'i wheels of another near Terrell. Frank Spurrier and his cousin, Coy Spurrier, both about 20, died of Injuries received In an automobile collision near Lamcsa. Automobile collision., also took the llvea of Wyman Baker, 43, of Port Arthur; A. C. Tune, 53, Lamesa, and Albert E. Gentry, 48, of Elam. Albert C. Allen, 45, of Ironton, and Francisco Rodriguez, 65, of Lockhart, were crushed beneath trains. John Adams, 14, of near Clarksville, died of accidental gunshot .wpunds. SAN ANTONIO, July 19.— (/P\— An unidentified negro, about 33 See VIOLENT DEATHS, Page 5 ATTEMPT TO KILL POLISH NATIONALIST LEADERJS FAILURE BOMB EXPLODES PREMATURELY AND WOULD-BE ASSASSIN BLOW TO BITS WARSAW, July 19— (IP)— An attempt to assassinate Col. Aram Koc, loader of the Polish nationalist movement, failed late last night, it was learned today, when the bomb exploded prematurely and tore the assassin to pieces. The attempt on the Polish leader's life was made at his villa In the little village of Swldry, near Warsaw. The assassin was said to have made hla way into the garden of the villa with a powerful explosive. It apparently exploded before the time for which it was set. The identity of the assassin was unknown. Col. Koc, former president of the National Bank of Poland, started organization of his nationalist movement last February along fascist lines. A bomb exploded outside his headquarters last May 1 during turbulent Polish May Day demonstrations. As a precaution against disturbances newspapers' were forbidden for the present to publish anything concerning the attack except the official communique. The semi-official Journal Kur- jer Poranny observed, however, the assassin "obviously" belonged to circles alarmed by the growing strength of the nationalist movement. NAZI-EMBLEMED CAMP OPENED FOR GERMAN BOYS AND GIRLS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE HILLS TODAY ANDOVER, N. H., July 12.—(/P) —Three hundred uniformed boys and girls settled down today to the healthy routine of outdoor life at Nordland, nazi-emblemed camp in the Sussex Hills, after a day of "helling," folk dancing and beer drinking by 8,000 parent members of tho German-American Volksbund. , Tho 100-acre site Is one of 21 camps in tho United States where more than 200,000 children of German descent spend the summer hiking, swimming, playing and sun bathing, said husky Fritz Kuhn, New York chemical engineer who is the Volksbund leader. The boys and girls think tho camp Is "swell," but find tho militaristic discipline a bit strict. One rule n that all conversation must be in German. Tho object, said one Iqader, Fred Espensehied Is that the youngsters "won't forget they're German." All were welcome—including those .who sought a federal Investigation on tho charge tho camp was under nazi control— at tho first; of the seasons adult gatherings yesterday. Flying tho stars and stripes and the Swastika banners, 1,000 uniformed men accompanied by a. military guard paraded by a platform featuring a picture of Chancellor Hitler. Joining In the ceremonies were a group of Italian world war veterans headed by Dr. Salvatoro Carldl, who told "my nazi friends:" "Wo aro tho best law abiding citizens In the United States and wo don't like tb have anyone insult tho leaders of tho nations from which we come." Tho crowd applauded when Rudolph Markham, eastern district leader of the -Volksbund, said "wo aro against John L. Lewis and the CIO and will fight them because they aro communists and ruled by tjoscow." CROWD IN TRIBUTE TO ROBINSON Crowds packed the Arkansas state capltol to view the body of Senator Joe T. Robinson, their public Idol, Sunday. Picked state troopers formed a guard of honor as tho body lay in state preceding funeral services and burial. AMELIA EARHART APPARENTLY URGED ON BY ACHIEVEMEMTS DESIRE AND TO BOOST WOMEN "I liavo tried to piny for n largo stake. If I succeed, nil will bo well. If I don't, 1 shall be only too happy to hop off In the midst of such an adventure." —Amelia. Kurlmrt In a "farewell" letter preceding her 1028 Atlantic flight. SAN FRANCISCO, July 19.— (If) —In nine years of playing for "a large stake," Amelia Earhart seemingly was . urged on by two major considerations—an Insatiable desire for new aerial achievements and a longing to see women on an equal footing with men. She wanted no consideration for her sex. She couldn't endure being told she could not co something because she was a woman. After her first flight across the Atlantic as a "passenger" with Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon she was asked why she did it. "When one is offered such a tremendous adventure," she replied, "it would bo too inartistic to refuse, x x x I knew the mo- ment'the chance came to,me that If I turned it down I never would forgive myself." "Catty things" which men say about women did their share to- See BACKGROUND, Pago 10 MISSING TAXICA6 DRIVER BELIEVED DUE TOJONVICTS ANOTHER CLUE TO TEXAS FUGITIVES REPORTED NEAR OKMULGEE, OKLAHOMA GUSHING, Okla., July 10.— (IP]— Search for a missing Tulsa taxicab driver was pushed near here today by state patrolmen and local officers who theorized the taxlcab might have* been seized by Roy "Pete" Traxler, elusive Southwestern desperado, and two other Texas prison farm fugitives. Police Chief F. W. Stroup said the taxlcab was found abandoned on a country road near here last night. Nearby, he said, was a cap badge believed to bo that of Paul Sanderson, 31, Tulsa cab driver, reported missing. Stroup said Gushing officers and members of tho state highway patrol from Perry searched tho brush but found no additional clues. Search for Traxler, Charles lhapman and Fred Tlndol also was being conducted near Ok- mulgeo after a farm woman near :hero told officers three nervous men in a black coupe had asked her the way to Boggs, Okla. Okmulgoe officers said the woman Identified a picture of Traxler as that' of ,tho driver of :ho car. When last seen, the fugitives were driving a black ooupo taken from Balrd H. Markham, Jr., near Ada, whom they released near Sapulpa, MOST POTENT AIR FIGHTING MACHINE READYjflR TESTS CARRIES SIX~MACHINE GUNS AND CAN OVERHAUL ANYTHING IN AIR BUFFALO, N. Y. July 19.—(/P) —What the United States army calls tho most potent fighting .air- plann ever built was ready today for preliminary tests here. A war department announcement, issued in conjunction with tho (Bell) Aircraft corporation which designed and built tho five- man ship, kept secret its speed but declared "this plane can overhaul anything In the air." The racer strikes with six machine guns—"more powerful armament than ever before carried by a fighter"—and carries sir. .11 bombs In addition, the announcement said. Pursuit planes have been small, It added, mostly one-place ships, but this fighter is nearly as big as tho giant bomber she Is designed to escort or annihilate. The motors are of tho pusher type, a radical change from fighting arlcraft design. With tho propellers on tho trailing edge of the v^ng, gunners have a clean sweep in front. They need not fire through tho whirling blades or fight tho wind blast. Pilot, co-pilot and radio operator—all of tho gun handlers In a fight—sit in tho central cockpit. Several feet out on each wing See AIRPLANE, Pago 10 Britain Demands Release Of Rebel Captured Vessel LONDON, July 19.— (lf\— Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden disclosed to the house of commons today that Great Britain has demanded that Spanish Insurgents relcaso the captured British merchantman Molton. Eden said tho demand was sent to Insurgent Generalissimo Gran- cisco Franco through Sir Herbert Chilian, British ambassador to Spain who is at Hondaye, on tho Franco-Spanish border. Tho demand, ho said, warned Gen. Franco that Britain would hold him responsible for any dam- ago to the freighter. Alfred Duff Cooper, first lord of the admiralty, announced last Wednesday that tho British ship had been,captured by the insurgent cruiser, Almoranto Cervera, The admiralty office said the Molton was stopped Inside Spanish territorial waters trying to roach Santander, major insurgent objective on tho Bay of Biscay coast. VAST SOUTH PACIFIC HOLDS MYSTERY OF TWO MISSING FLIERS GREATEST 6T~E A N HUNT; FAILS TO LOCATE EARHART AND NOONAN By The Associated Press. HONOLULU, July 19 ., The mystery of Amelia Earheart's fate was left unsolved today in the South Pacific vnstness where she and her navigator disappeared' July 2, as weary searchers gave the pair tip for dead and started homeward. Four navnl vessels, manned by more than 1,500 heat-plagued men, sailed Away onipty-hamlecl from the torrid equator where they cpmpleted the greatest ocean hunt ever launched. More than 250,000 square miles of ocean, reefs and islands waa scoured by ships and planes in desperate efforts (o find Miss Earhart and her companion, Frcdor* ick J. Noonan. Somewhere near the equatorial dot which Is Rowland Island, tho plucky avlatrlx and her companion dropped from the skies In their fuellcss land plann on a 2,- 570-mllo flight from Lea, New- Guinea to the mid-Pacific sand spit. Tho tousled-headed, 80-year-old filer, known the -world over for her aviation exploits, was circling the earth "just for fun," she said,' but also to blaze possible now commercial routes. Tho great naval hunt, which. 1 began a few minutes after the pair were overdue at Howland, was called off late yesterday when navy authorities estimated they had exhausted every possibility of over finding the missing filers. Lout Hope Crushed. . > Tho closing order crushed the last hope of rescue held by George Palmer Putnam, motion picture 1 1 exceutlve husband of Miss Earhart, who ohttlvad losvn fran'mi duties to further her wbrw-lllgftt' plans. • The huge. Lexington, with 1U brood or 63 fighting planes, and three destroyers were the last searching vessels. Last week th« doughty Coast Guard cutter Ilasca, the mine swnnper Swan and the battleship Colorado steamed toward this port after oearchlnfr thousands of square miles by air and sea. All • poHSlbln land havens were covered In the hunt, and Friday SCR EARHART, Page 5 Indebtedness of Navarro County Road Bonds Cut Road bond Indebtedness of Navarro county was reduced $120,000 during the period from July 1, 1030, to Juno 30, 1037, accord- Ing to the report filed for that period by J. M. Tullos, county auditor with the state treasurer, reducing the debt total from $2,357,000 to $2,237,000. Mr. Tullos stated that payments on the principal of tho Indebtedness from county funds had totalled $04,320 and tho remainder of the $120,000 had boon paid by tho state. On July 1, 103(1, tho balance on hand amounted to $100,501,150, and receipts included $116,305.o6' in tax collections, $1,000 Interest on securities, and $107.72 Interest on daily balances making a grand total of $223,094.78. Expenditures up to Juno 30, 1037, included $1,557.07 In assessors' and treasurer's fees, $61,095.08 interest paid on bonds, and i $64,320 paid on principal, a total of $110,973.05; leaving a balance on hand on that date of '$108,110.48. Thin represents a decrease in tho balance oE $385.02. i Tho auditor pointed out that tho county was In good condition x as far as Its bonds were concerned. Ho stated that in tho past ; ten years, the indebtedness oil Consolidated Road District No. 1 hud been reduced from $2,278,000 to $1,518,000, or annual payments or credits of ,$73,000. MOIST CHARGED AFTER CRASH THAT KILLEDREISEL MAN MKXIA, July 19.—(SpU— Hugh McKinnoy of Irono was charged today with negligent homlcldo and driving while intoxicated in Justice of the Peaeo Howard Wright's court, following a collision three miles west of hero early thin morning. Edwin O. McKowski. 20-year-old nelsel youth, who was riding a motorcycle, wao killed instantly when ho collided with an automo- blln driven by McKlnney. Drunk charges were filed on Burns Merrill, also of Irene, who wu* In the car with McKlnney. Both men wore lodged in tho Mexla Jail. MoKlnncy's bond was set at $2500, but he has not yet made bond. The accident occurred three • miles west of Mexla on tho Mexia- Waco highway.