Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 26, 1940 · Page 1
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Monday, February 26, 1940
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if S SMILE NAI Good Morning Seema Like Trade Barriers Always Have Trade Barristers to Defend 'Em and to Condemn 'Era. AS CITY, Feb. 25 W uch dignity a woman Clerk J. C. Johnston her Inn for a rllv driver' II- fa' Under occupation which v war r iea women list as nouse- C he had written "household ve." 60th Year Volume 244 Number 57 Monday Morning, February 26, 1940 CENTS IN ALBUQUERQUE Ht CaU tlwakm Published Every Morning Riilar u wmb4 elan alitor. Albostra, N. Mm pwlortlct aM Ml tt Curnw .British eraraia 5 i 1 i sues Cut Out IB les. 5 Burned n Fire Razes h Mexico Home ft t,.t) eirza Perry, 8, yes Life on Farm Jar Lovington Wa pER SERIOUS ther Is Badly lurched Rescuing Kildren and Wife bWlNGTON, N. M., Feb. li:nP) An eight-year-old as burned to death and Others of the family burned, one perhaps when fire Sunday morn- 4UH 1, , IT h ( Oil IliUL'S I1U1 UlCUSl Ul ic ifton. il'.a Dell, 8, Perry's daughter, Jjiurned fatally. Her 6-year- , other, Casey, was burned j. iously he . was thought to ,fiigni cnance 10 recover. 3. Badly Burned ,i y, 42, suffered painful ?ein the attempt to rescue his : 'n, and his wife and twin ! ! were burned, not seri- 9 other children were not at rand another was not nun. ,i fire was blamed on a L' connection with an oil-ijg heating stove, "d by Burning Oil P',za Dell and Casey were j'ther was burned about the 5nd hands in removing them Pi the room. Outside, he ex- shed the flames by plunging ', trough of water. 1 victims were treated at :rgton Hospital. ? Perry home completely I estroyed, and all household it were lost. licly-Owned rent Cheaper Sports From Cities 5f 50,000 or More SHINGTON, Feb. 25 federal Power Commission ,';hed Sunday a survey of 'ic rates in cities of 50,000 or if population which showed, 1, that publicly-owned utui-endered the lowest bills. A widest differential, 243.5 ;?nt, occurred in the category pical bills for 100 kilowatt '. The municipal plant at Via, Wash., charged $1.70 and Pennsylvania Edison Co., at na, Pa., charged $5.84. Jie other categories, the na-lowest and highest typical Were: 15 kilowatt hours, Fort e, Ind., 52 cents; Altoona, ; 25, Chattanooga, Nashville ICnoxville, 75 cents, Altoona, 40, Tacoma, $1.10, Tampa, '$2.99; 250, Tacoma, $3.20, At-1 City, N. J., $9.75; 500, Ta- $5.30, part of Boston served oston Consolidated Gas Co., 'each of these cases the com-ty enjoying the lowest rate served by a publicly-owned y while cities with the high- ate were served by private ;anies. Municipal plants in hree Tennessee cities obtain-wer from the Tennessee Val-Authority. The rates were charged Jan. 1, 1940. e commission reported that reductions in one or more al bills for residential service made in 83 cities during 1939 hat no increase in the general of the bills was found in any e 191 cities surveyed. Dope Roundup Nets Big Haul W Air, r M k tM-Hwi lit r) Acme Telephoto Three inspectors of police and the chief, L. B. Reed, worked with narcotics agents seven months to bring about the smashing of the largest dope ring in Kansas City, Mo. Left to right are John Flavin, Chief Reed, William Gordon and Jack Clifford Jr. examining the more than 25 ounces of unadulterated morphine seized in the raids. 13 Persons Held After Night Raids Sheriff Charges Disorderly Conduct Thirteen person were jailed early Sunday morning in raids by the sheriff on what he termed "disorderly houses" and in arrests by city police at the same time. Sheriff Andres Salazar led raids on two houses in Old Town. Five women were arrested at one place and three at another. Sheriff Salazar said bond for each woman was set at $50. Charges will be filed Monday, he said. Two women will be charged with "running a house of prostitution" and the remainder with disorderly conduct, he said. Five persons were arrested by city police at about the same time, although the arrests were not termed raids. The police arrests include three women and two men, and were made at three Albuquerque rooming houses. The five were cited to face charges of disorderly conduct Monday morning in Police Court. Bonds were set at from $15 to $30. Several had posted cash bonds Sunday evening. The raids in the county are the first in three months. ither Forecast .LBUQI'ERQIE AND VI- jTIT Y Rain Monday, partly ldy Tuesday, with occasional in valley, snow in moun-; somewhat colder Monday, or Tuesday. EW MEXICO Rain in .tern portion, partly cloudy !ern portion with occasional it rain Monday; partly cloudy sday with rain turning to w over mountains of north central portions; colder nday afternoon and In north tion Tuesday. RIZONA Rain Monday, tly cloudy Tuesday, with i turning to snow in nioun- ps of north portion; colder Inday and in northeast por-t Tuesday. k'EST TEXAS Occasional t rain Monday and Tuesday; der north portion Tuesday. Prosecutor Hears Nothing of School Election Complaint , SANTA FE, Feb. 25 (District Attorney David Carmody said Sunday night he hard nothing new on "alleged school election irregularities" arising from an election in El Rancho precinct near San lldefonso. "As far as I know, there is nothing to a report that affidavits charging irregularities have been obtained," Carmody said, "At any rate, there has been nothing filed with me, and I know nothing more about it." Last week, two unsuccessful El Rancho candidates were reported to be preparing complaints against two Democratic election judges. Carmody also said he had heard nothing new on the reported consolidation plans for El Rancho ptecinct and neighboring San II- defonson precinct. Effort to Recover Silver Bars Awaits Grantham's Decision SANTA FE. Feb. 25 VP) United State Marshal Felipe Sanchez y Baca said Sunday night any decision regarding the custody of $2363 in silver bars taken in a Texas fraud case must await the return of U. S. District Attorney Everett Grantham. Grantham, out of town, is expected back about mid-week. Federal officers took the bars from Fort Sumner to El Paso. Federal action is pending against two persons accused of victimizing a wealthy Texas widow. Declaring any action to recover the bars for the state would await the return of Grantham, Sanchez y Baca said steps might be taken to confiscate the silver, bring it here from El Paso, and "perhaps sell it under a court order." New Mexican Invents New 'Lung Much Lighter Than Present Respirators A light-weight "iron lung" which covers only a portion of the body, invented by a Roswell resident, is being demonstrated in San Francisco. . The inventor is Dr. F. H. Ter-haar of Roswell, ' The "lung" is of aluminum and fits snugly over the chest and back, leaving the rest of the body free. It is attached by a hose to a carrying case housing the bel lows-like breathing aparatus. Dr. Terhaar says it will do the work cf the large respirators, which cover the entire body, and now are used in paralysis and other respiratory cases. The new device does not interfere with other treatments or nursing care, according to Dr. Terharr, and may be transported easily. It may be plugged into a light socket or converted to use with a storage battery. Dr. Terhaar at present is visiting his brother-in-law, Dr. Normal Lussier, in San Francisco. Greater Belen Ticket Re-Nominates Five Officials Five Belen city officers were renominated Sunday at a mass meeting of the "Greater Belen Ticket," formed to participate in the city election, according to a report by Cal Halama, city clerk. The election will be held during the first week in April. In addition to Halama, officers re-nominated are Mel H. Tate, mayor; Councilmcn Placito Jara-millo and J. M. Garcia; and Police Judge Jose Maria Baca. Tate is now serving his tenth year as mayor. Three other men were nominated for office. They are Nestor Storey for treasurer and A. S. Atkinson and Melquiades Sanchez for councilmen. New Third Terra 'Proof Is Seen Cite Roosevelt Failure To Quit Illinois Race WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (INS) President Roosevelt's failure to withdraw from the Illinois presidential primary before expiration Saturday midnight of the time limit for doing so places him squarely before the nation as a candidate for a third term, Democratic leaders declared Sunday night. Unless the filing of the President's name without his written consent is challenged before the Continued on Pj Thru Imports of Pork Reduced by Canada OTTAWA, Feb. 25 UP) Restrictions limiting Canadian imports of fresh or frozen pork will go into effect Monday, the Dominion government announced, as a result of "emergency conditions arising out of the war." The regulations provide that pork imports in any one month shall not exceed the monthly aver age during the period between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 1939, which, trade statistics show, amounted to 1.R26.769 pounds. Husky Youths Demand Hair Set Tampa High School Boys Want 'Glamor' TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 25 M Parents of half a dozen Tampa high school youths were disturbed and bewildered when the boys turned up at home with hair sets, permanent waves, henna rinses and other products of milady's beauty parlor. Mothers met with little encouragement when they tried to put their collective feet down. "But mother," one husky football player pleaded, "Sam already has a permanent, and why can't I?" The surge for glamor was started last week for no apparent reason. Waves, "sets" and at least one bleaching job appeared In school Friday. Flying Boats Deliver Mail to President ABOARD U. S. DESTROYER LANG, AT SEA, Feb. 25 P-Two flying boats Sunday delivered White House mail pouches to President Roosevelt aboard the cruiser Tuscaloosa. The President spent a quiet Sunday aboard ship, inspecting the Central American coastline and islands connected with the defense of the canal. PLANE HITS HOUSE LONDON, Feb. 25 VP) Authority was granted Sunday for publication of the fact that an airplane which crashed into a row of houses in Surrey Saturday night, killing the pilot and two occupants of one dwelling, was a Royal Air Force craft. The crash came just after the plane had taken off from Croydon Airport. Two other occupants of the house, which was set afire, were injured. Viipuri Stands Despite Fierce Soviet Attacks Reds Claim 28 Forts Taken; Finns Assert Enemy Troops Smashed NEUTRALS FIRM Norway, Denmark, Sweden to Stay Out; Protest Violations BULLETIN MOSCOW, Feb. 26 (Monday) (INS) Russia claimed early Monday that Red army troops, driving up the Carellan Isthmus against Vilpurl, broke through Finnish lines and captured an additional 28 fortifications, Including eight big artillery forts. (Vilpurl, fire-blackened, still was uncaptured.) Finnish counter-attacks were declared to have been thrown back with "heavy losses" In Sunday's fighting. In a number of air duels, it Mas further claimed, Russian warplanes shot down ten Finnish planes, while Finnish troop concentrations behind the lines were "successfully" strafed from the air. HELSINKI, Feb. 25 (INS) The smashing of Soviet attacks with "heavy losses" on several fronts from the Karelian Isthmus up to the Pctsamo Arctic corridor was an nounced by the Finnish high command Sunday night, while authoritative sources admitted a Finnish retreat from the Koivisto fortifications. The left wing of the Red army on the isthmus, consisting of some two or three divisions, was reported to be hammering at the southeastern defenses of Viipuri, Finland's second city, much of which is in smoking ruins. Strong Resistance Bitter resistance being put up by the Finnish defenders was indicated in Sunday night's communique, which said more than 17 Russian tanks were destroyed in Saturday's fighting on the isthmus. Finland's acute need for addi tional manpower to cope with Russia's armed multitudes was further emphasized when the gov ernment issued a decree, ordering all male Finns 44 years of age Contlnnffl n Mft Ttarc Youth Dies of Injury In Tucumcari Crash TUCUMCARI, N. M., Feb. 25 VP) Wiley Watson Jr., 16, died Saturday night of injuries suffered in a two-car collision on a Tucumcari street Friday night. Clarence Gipson, another youthful victim of the crash, was in a hospital, where his condition was considered grave. Cecil Roberts was the driver of the car in which Watson, Gipson and several other young people were riding. Police said Roberts attempted to pass another machine on the wrong side. Publishers Keep Up With Changes in Maps ST. LOUIS, Feb. 25 OP) The map makers have found a new way of keeping school children in touch with the rapid changes caused by wars abroad. One publishing house is exhibiting at the American Assn. of School Administrators convention here weekly maps showing the latest changes in the frontiers of all countries involved. The maps are mailed each Friday and arrive at the schools in time for Monday classes. NEWS VETERAN HONORED PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 25 VP) J. W. Spear, editor of The Arizona Republican, was saluted Sunday night in a 75-minute program in which 500 co-workers participated. The fete marked his 48th year of service with the newspaper. U.S. Jury Probes Daily Worker,' Communist Paper Officers Called as . FBI Prepares Mass Of Damaging Evidence UNDER SEVERAL LAWS 'New Masses' Also Under Fire in Federal Espionage Clean-Up WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (INS) Federal prosecutors Sunday night prepared to lay before a special grand jury in the capital documentary evidence against the Communist party's official organ, "The Daily Worker," and its publishers. Convictions in the case would deal the first "body blow" to the Communist party in the United States since Earl Browdcr, its general secretary, was judged guilty on charges of passport law violations. Imprisonment of the publishers, and dissolution of the publication, would be the penalties. Justice Department attorneys, it was. learned, have summoned four high officials of the publication before the Federal jury, which Tuesday resumed its in quiry into foreign agents and spies, with a compendium of damaging evidence gathered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Liable to Prison Terms Portions of this evidence throw doubt upon validity of The Dally Worker's statement of ownership, filed with the Post Office De-partment. A finding by the jury that this statement was falsified would empower Postmaster General Farley automatically to cancel the organ's second-class mail privileges. Officials of The Daily Publishing Co., which publish the paper, would stand liable to five years' imprisonment or $2000 fines, or both. Cancellation of the mail permit would make continuation of the paper, as a nationally circulated instrument of the party, financially unfeasible, though it Continued en ri Thru Indians Renounce Swastika Symbol - Claim Nazis Debase Their Ancient Sign TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25 0P-In a solemn noon-day ceremony, representatives of four Arizona Indian tribes, the Navajos, Papagos, Apaches and Hopis, resentful at Nazi "acts of oppression" fort-swore Sunday use of the swastika design in native basket weaving and blanket making. The proclamation, roughly hand-lettered on a piece of parch ment, carried the signature of four tribal chiefs, Ramon Pancero, Papago; Charles De Courcy, Navajo; Joe Joesicki, HopI; and Long's Machine Still Fighting Names Governor for Secretary of State BATON ROUGE, U., Feb. 25 (AP) Louisiana's longr and bitter political battle flared anew Sunday when Governer Designate Sam H. Jones rejected the action of the "lame duck" Democratic state central committee In putting Gov. Earl K. Long forward as candidate for secretary of state in his official family. Jones last Tuesday defeated Long for the gubernatorial nomination on promises to reform state politics and smash the old Huey P. Long dictatorship and the state machine that supported Long, Jones Won't Submit The next governor said in a statement he would not abide by the unprecedented action of the Continue n fin flrt Former Texas Rancher Is Dead in Tucson TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25 VP) Richard Riggs, 82, for many years owner of a large West Texas cattle ranch, was found dead Sunday of a shotgun wound, which Coroner C. W. Gardner said was self inflicted. He had resided in recent years on the ranch of his son, Richard, southwest of here. Members of his family said he had been despondent since the death of his wife last year. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Price Racklcy, Alpine, Tex., and a son, Walter, Carrizozo, N. M. I. D. 0. Members Discuss Santa Fe Campaign SANTA FE, Feb. 26 (-Persons affiliated with the Independent Democratic Organization called a meeting here Sunday night to discuss what, if any, action would be taken by the organization in the coming city election. The I. D. O. is the group which joined with Republicans in some counties in the 1936 campaign. VETERAN ACTOR DIES NEW YORK, Feb. 25 W Albert Phillips, 65, veteran 8ctor who played Stephen A. Douglas in Robert Sherwood's "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and General Grant in John Drinkwater's "Abraham Lincoln," died of a heart attack in his hotel room here. WOODRING IN HOSPITAL HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 25 (INS) Secretary of War Harry H. Woodring was in the Army and Navy Hospital at Hot Springs SnnHnv nieht for "complete rest." The secretary and his wife, who arrived early Sunday, saia mey expected to remain 10 days. Pershing Opposed Armistice, Wanted Surrender in 1918 WASHTMr.TI-lM Vfh 95 VP) . itfia armistice with uermany ana wanted the Allies to push on to "complete victory" and "unconditional surrender" of the Germans. This was disclosed Sunday when the State Department published the sernnH vnlume nf th Danera of (Robert Lansing, secretary of state 'during the World War. The volume also reveals that a year earlier Lansing had expressed to President Wilson a distrust of peace proposals by Pope Benedict XV, because he suspected the pope had become the unwitting "agent of Germany." Pershing's attitude toward the armistice is set forth in a letter from Col. Edward M. House to President Wilson enclosing recommendations made by the American general to the Allied supreme war council on Oct. 30, 1918, when overtures already were being received from the central powers for an armistice. The commander-in-chief of the American forces contended that: The Allies were gradually increasing in strength through American assistance, and the Germans were weakening; morale was high on the Allied side, low on the other; the Germans might use an armis tice to revivify their army, and the Allies might lose the chance to secure permanent world peace. House's letter contains sarcastic comments on Pershing's initiative from David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenccau and himself. Pershing estimated that the Allies on the western front had an advantage of 37 per cent over Germany in men and 35 per cent Conlload ta FlTt Carriers Attend Barrier Parley Join Nine States' Agents in Santa Fe , SANTA FE, Feb. 25 W-Repre sentatives of nine states lying athwart the nations interconti nental trade lines were en route here Sunday for a conference to determine which of their laws are "barriers" to the free flow of com merce. With them came agents of com panies which produced goods moved in interstate commerce, and of the railroads and truck lines which handle them. No Whitewashing "There will be no whitewash ing" said G. S. Carter, New Mexico sales and use tax director and chairman of the meeting. "But there also will be no catering to the pleas of special interests Contliwrd n rfi EIM Coastwise Shipping Halted by Strike Of Longshoremen JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25 M Coastwise shipping in eight Southeastern ports was tied up Sunday by a longshoremen's strike that became effective Sat urday midnight when demands for a wage boost were not met. James L, Bernard, representa tive of the Maritime Labor Board at Washington who came hero several days ago In an effort to avert the walkout, said there had been no change in the situation. V. E. Townsend, vice-president of the International Longshore men's Assn., an American Federa tion of Labor affiliate, was ex pected here shortly and Bernard said he was trying to arrange a conference with shipping interests on the dispute. MURDER CHARGE ELIZABETHTOWN, III., Feb 25 (INS) A warrant, charging Vernon Snow, 26-year-old widow er, with murder in the poison capsule slaying of Noah Jones, 47-year-old miner, was Issued late Saturday by State's Attorney Clarence Soward. Murder charges previously had been lodged against Jones' widow, Vivian, 36, who earlier Saturday signed a confession admitting the fatal poisoning of her husband to col lect $2000 insurance money. KEATON'S "EX" WEDS RENO, Nev., Feb. 25 (INS) Mrs. Jewel Mae Keaton, 29, di vorced wife of Buster Keaton, movie comedian, was honeymoon ing Sunday with Albert C. Zengel, 48, of Fresno, Cal., after their sur prise Reno marriage Saturday night. " - - Seizure of U.S. Mail Causes Cancellation Action Follows Storm Of Vigorous Protests By Congressmen DIRECT TO HORTA ' British Marines Took Load By Show Of Force, Is Report . NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (INS) Amid a growing Anglo-American controversy over British seizure of mails from American planes and ships, Pan American Airways Sunday announced that beginning March 15 It expects to omit the scheduled stop at Bermuda from the eastbound flights of the com pany's trans-Atlantic clipper planes. Although the airline's an- nouncement did not say the inter national dispute caused tha action, it pointed out that Bermuda was being dropped as a landing point only on the flights from the United 'States to Europe "which carry American malls." The sudden change was attrib uted entirely to the launching of a new weather service for planes and ships by the United States Government, which would make the halt at Bermuda no longer necessary, Ships In Mid -Ocean By way of the Pan-American announcement it was revealed the Government has stationed two ships in mid-Atlantic which will function as weather service sources for the Clippers as well as for merchant and passenger ships.' - ".,MMti4 This was made necessary, it was pointed out by the airline, because the war seriously curtailed foreign and American flag shipping whence it was possible in the past to obtain weather guidance for the Clipper planes. British contraband control authorities at Bermuda have been charged with seizing at bayonet point the mails from one of the trans-ocean flying boats despite the protests of the plane's commander. Government Protested The United States Government also has officially protested British seizure of American mails from surface as well as air ships. Britain countered by statements alleging American vessels were carrying huge quantities of money and materials destined for Germany which, if permitted to CraHaaM a Fm Thraa Mother, Son Quarrel Over Three Cents; Ends in Death ' CADILLAC, Mich., Feb. 25 VP) A mother and her son argued Saturday night over the price of a bunch of celery there was a question of three cents and the quarrel ended in death for the parent from stab wounds. After hours of questioning John F. Andreen, 24, Sheriff Charles Osterbcrg announced Sunday that the young man confessed to killing his mother, Mrs. John G. Andreen, 48, with a kitchen knife. The story he told, Osterberg said, was this: Buying a week-end grocery supply, Andreen paid eight cents for the celery. His mother, claiming he should have paid only five cents, became enraged and attacked him. In defending himself, Andreen seized the knife and stabbed her eight times. Liver, Bacon Dinner Poisons Whole Family CHICAGO, Feb. 25 (INS) One man was dead and three members of his family were seriously ill Sunday after eating a fried liver and bacon dinner. William Reckrodt, 50, died shortly after being taken to a Chicago hospital. Also hospitalized were John Reckrodt,- 83, father of the dead man; Mrs. Marie Wassom, 25, grandduaghter of the elder Reckrodt, and her son, Edward, 3. JOHN T. PIRIE DIES ERROLL, Fla., Feb. 25 (INS) John T. Pirie, 69, Chicago civic and business leader and board chairman of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., died Sunday of a heart attack at his winter home in Er-roll. A member of the Chicago ' department store since 1901, Pirie was vice president from 1919 to 1929, and president for the next 10 years. He was made chairman of the board of directors in 19ft, I

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