Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 1, 1937 · Page 1
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Father Forecast TONAL GOOD MORNING Welcome December: We Don't Know What You Bring:, But Today It Appears It May Be Spring- I Mexico: Fair Wednes- iprature. Lna: Fair Wednesday and Jay; little change in tern- 57th Year 2" Published Every Morninj Wednesday Morning, December 1, 1937 tnWred at mcoikI ellM mUr, AlbUflinrqu N M pottoflic under total Congreu. 18T8 SCENTS IN ALBUQUERQUE five Centi Eliewbtr S FIGHT HIGHWAY FUND GUT PROTESTS fESTERN SENATOR $20,000 NEEDED FEDERAL GROUP Hope of Pardon Buoys Fugitive FEDERAL PLAN BABY TWINS CROSS OCEAN ALONE ASKS AID FOR VALLEY FARMS Who Returned Alter 20 Years Santa Fe Prison Warden Sees Possibility of Reduction in Sentence SEIZURE OF RICAN BOAT TO COMPLETE FAIR GROUNDS Must Have Money for Materials If State Exposition Is Held Next Year HIT; HOUSING BILL FAVORED Roosevelt Criticizes Advance Commitments for Construction by States DEMANDS LAW CHANGE j lane uver Launcn, C. 1 Ci Urges Delay in Tax Sales Till Permanent Program Can Be Worked Out the reversal of the usual modern Jean Valjcan dramas. He would not comment on the possibility of a pardon for Leos, but did concede that he might receive a reduction of the remaining seven years of his sentence to about five years if his behavior was deserving. Under prison rules Leos, who was sentenced In 1915 to from nine to ten years for manslaughter growing out of a brawl in Carlsbad, must serve out the maximum amount of the term. The prisoner was convicted from Eddy County In 1915, the result of a brawl with Mexicans over the merits of Vllllstas and Carrancistas. CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED Commerce Chamber Takes Lead; Refund Promised; Governor's Ultimatum SANTA FE, Nov. 30 W)-Hopes of a pardon or at least a reduction in his sentence Tuesday night buoyed Marcos Leos, 53-year-old Spanish-American, who voluntarily returned to state prison to finish a nine to ten year term for manslaughter, broken by his escape from a work camp, 20 years ago. With stoic unconcern with which he presented himself his wife and the 'youn8e.st of nine children by his side before Warden John B. McManus to surrender, Lcos fell into prison routine Tuesday night. Warden McManus, who failed to recognize the almost forgotten fugitive, was non-committal on Ashurst Objects to Slicing: Proposal and Insists Congress 'Knows Best WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 OH A steering: committee of Housa Democrats agreed Tuesday with a Senate steering committee that Dec. 23 was "about right" for adjournment of the special session. ELflW" Hfrtha Coelln IfcOS Guided on their way by travel agencies, these four-month-old twins, Helen and Hertha Coelln, are, on their way to Germany from Davenport, la., with only their two-year-old sister as companion. The children are going to Schleswig-Holstein to be raised by relatives, their mother having died a month ago. 3 TICKETS IN GRANT BALLOT fOW oiars ana oinpes I IT ndUKUUU JXIVCl HILDREN SLAIN 'nanes Kenort Air n 1 d at Orphanage; 15U t u sr e e s Are Missing N'GIIAI, Dee. 1 (Wednes- (ley understood Japanese s n;tu ueiiueu mi u-iuiu mcrican-owned steam seized by Japanese. A se embassy spokesman that Japanese had its American flag over- Japanese returned two vessels to the owners the apology that It was nnsiaKe. NGHAI. Nov. 30 Jap- uesaay took possession oi i ... i : r enean-ownea launcn ana lie crafts American flag Whangpoo River. 3 States Consul General p r, i.a uss mn pmarp v a to the Japanese consul nurne a policy oi appro- vessels needed to trans- pphes and troops to the the Japanese also seized ssels flying the Italian launch, owned by the Foreign Steamship Com- nn American organization nt for the Roosevelt line, jorea on me sunu in me Concession. am num. ncaa oi me d comoanv. maae a irotst to Gauss. He de- Japanese naval force at- the crafts Chinese crew n nauiea uown me arncr- nese armv com mummies capture of Kwangteh Kiangyin forts, at oppo- tremes of the defenses of e, China s almost deserted s forces had taken Kiang- v ana naa aec area caD- t he river forts would sia- attemnt bv Japanese war- o reacn t ie cam ai. a of submerged, concrete- hulks across the Yanctze e protection of Kiangyin's s neia l ie jananese i pet. anKine. gners at Nanking urged panose military command Continiiffd on Pate Twa 5 FIRED ON DRIVER WAR 1 n i ennsv vania Knar .UJi J. Nnv "in in I klllC Grevhnnnrl rri'ar-c three buses were fired esday as strikers consid- Uiumaium trnm tip nm lines to return tn rnrk- nr r iods. rs roiime over Ppnnsvi. OUnrains were trapt! nf L. T. Shrevp dpttvshnrir .... .... d - dispatcher said. Two of hinos were strurk hi it nn injured, he reported, identified passenger was sliehtlv bv flvini? class o men stoned a bus in a SUDUTD. ouna. onoosintr remands Brotherhood of Railroad en lor a ciosea snoD aeree- d wage increases, fixed ediesdav as the deadline ers n 10 states to return onsidered as having re- Claim Guns 1 ff 4 r A 11 r Ci i ,TA FE, Nov. 30 P-State trailer J. O. Gallegos Tues-light studied the claim of r Sheriff Frank Delgado of iigurl County that guns and n't ion valued at $150 were from his office m April ,1 It SEES TROUBLE AHEAD Present Income Below Subsistence Level; Valencia Owners Got o Court Necessity for a permanent formula for financing the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, based on the ability of Ihe landowners to pay, was urged on Governor Clyde Tingley Tuesday by Federal experts, who asked that in the meantime a moratorium be given on delinquent tax sales to prevent dispossession of more than 5000 farmers. Valencia County farmers, at the same time, moved to protect their holdings, by obtaining from the District Court at Los Lunas a 30-day temporary injunction halting sales of tax-delinquent property, scheduled for ne"t Monday. Results of Survey The recommendations to the governor were made by the Inter-departmental Rio Grande Committee, headed by Walter Woehlke of the Interior Department, which has been working for several months on a survey of the economic needs of the Middle Rio Grande Valley. The committee, representing the RFC, holder of about $0,000,000 in District bonds, the U. S. Forest Service, Soil Conservation Service, and Ihe District Board, was closeted in closed session with Governor Tingley and Tax Commissioner Benj. D. Luchini for three hoars Tuesday afternoon in Santa Fe, The committee left the meeting prepared to draw up an outline tor easement of the crisis that threatens Dec. C, when several thousand landholders face loss of their deeds through tax sales. Governor Ready to Act Governor Tingley told the group he was ready to act on any constitutional measure for relief which protects the land holders and meets the approval of investors holding about $2,500,000 in District bonds. In early discussion of the problem the governor emphasized the state's credit must not be jeopardized by default in payments to investors, Woehlke in a prepared statement Tuesdiy night, said that under present conditions of use and dependency, there was a "permanent deficit in the liveli hood of the rural population which would have to be made up from state and Federal sources if the livelihood of the bulk of the rural population were not to be permanently left below subsistence level." Water Rights Questioned The report called attenlion to "uncertainty surrounding "water rights" of the District. "There is a pressing need," Woehlke wrote, "of aiming at an amicable agreement concerning these rights, to make sound development of the water resources." Woehlke said the "discussion up to a few weeks ago seems to Continued on Pte Mil Youth Is Released In Poisoning Case PASADENA, Cal., Nov. 30 UP) James Womack, 23-year-old chemist, was ordered released Tuesday from police custody by Deputy District Attorney David J. O'Leary after the youth had confronted Mrs. Lennie Morey, in ventor, suffering from poisoning.' Mrs. Morey, who employed ! Womack in her laboratory, told j authorities last week that she had j been administered poison in an ! apparent attempt to gain control of her inventions, which she estimated were worth $1,000,000. MEETING PLANNED ' SANTA FE. Nov. 30 O-Engi-Mpering experts representing Col- j orfedo, Texas and New Mexico ; vj!1 meet here December 13 to continue their study of factual dati expected to govern the proposed renewal of the Rio Grande compact between the three states. The engineers were in session heife for a week ear'y this month. AIRLINE HEADQUARTERS DENVER, Nov. 30 UP'-Robert F. Six, executive vice-president, announced Tuesdav establishment of general headquarters of Con-j iinT.-ai Atr Lines in Dunver. Tne i Imp fliti a Denver to El pasoj route. Unless the citizens of Albuquerque put up $20,000 at once, the chances of completion of the New Mexico State Fair Grounds here are virtually gone for this year. Such was the ultimatum placed before the . State Fair Ground Commission and directors of the Chamber of Commerce at an informal meeting at the Country Club Tuesday night, under the chairmanship of Frank Shuffle-barger, chairman of the State air Commission. Participation of citizens to that effect is absolutely essential to the completion of the project, Gov. Clyde Tingley told the assembly. The amount is required for materials and is to be matched by WPA in addition to some $150,000 set up for labor to complete the project in time to hold a successful fair here next fall. Campaign Started To raise this money, to be paid back to the subscribers by some method yet to be determined by legal authority, the Chamber of Commerce immediately will begin solicitation of $20,000. It was pointed out that the probable manner of returning the money to the subscribers will be through concession receipts, and this probably over a period of not more than two years. "The money must be raised at once," Shufflebarger said. "We can't wait several weeks to get it. As the governor has already told us, it must be on hand not later than Dec. 30." SEES MILLIONS IN RAIL WORK Says Rate Boost Would Start Construction WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 W A railroad executive told the In terstate Commerce Commission Tuesday that the industry could release $900,000,000 a year in plant and equipment construction if its credit were restored. Ralph Budd, president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, said the expenditures would continue over several years and total billions of dollars. He declared, however, that earnings first must be increased to a point high enough for the roads to pay interest and dividends. They then could borrow to finance the improvements, he added. Previous witnesses have testified that the roads needed more than $600,000,000 in new income to make annual revenue match raising expenses. (The roads are asking a 15 per cent increase in freight rates.) ROAD SPENDS $1,800,000 FOR CARS, PAYS DIVIDENDS NEW YORK, Nov. 30 W Prident Samuel T. Bledsoe of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa ' Fe Railway, announced Tuesday! directors had authorized purchase J of stainless steel cars and Diesel j locomotives to cost about. $4,800,- j 000, partly to be financed through j an equipment trust issue. j Directors declared the regular semi-annual dividend of $2.50 a share on the preferred stock, pay-1 able Feb. 1 to stock of record; Dec. 31. Shooting of 2 Girls Laid to Chalk Marks NEWPORT NEWS, Va.. Nov. 30 (frA 12-year-old girl wars fatally shot and anoher of the same age wounded Tuesday as they j were returning home from school. Newport News police arrested) Michael Ritter, 77. who, Juvenile j Officer Edward G. Burcher said, j had complained recently that i children were defacing his prop- j erty with chalk marks. Sue Stokes died with two bul-, let wounds through the jaw. Her companion, Mar Ellen Coleman, was taken to a hrpita! where was said her condition was not dangerous. j TAX SALES DELAY ASKED Rio Arriba Owners Get Temporary Injunction SANTA FE, Nov. 30 UB Three Rio Arriba County properly owners obtained a temporary Injunc tion In Santa Fe County District Court Tuesday restraining the Rio Arriba County treasurer from transferring tax deeds on which tax sale certificates for the years 1031, 1932, 1933 and 1934 have been issued. The order was obi all ied by A. L. Cooper, E, A. Nenl, and W. D. Chiles. Judge David Chavez Jr., set Dec. 4 as the date for hearing on the writ. Says Notices Not Sent The plaintiffs, represented by J. I). Mel, based their plea for an injunction on the charge that Pablo Martinez, Rio Arriba County treasurer, failed to follow provisions of state law requiring notices of the tax sale of Dec. 2, 1935, be published in legally recognized papers. The suit also contends that notices of the sale were not mailed delinquent taxpayers as provided by law, and that a copy of the proceedings of the sale was not filed with the Rio Arriba County clerk. Further the action complains that if not restrained by the court, the county treasurer will on December 6, issue deeds to holders of tax sale certificates and transfer unasslgned certificates to the state. NEBRASKA SLAYERS ARE SENTENCED TO UFE IMPRISONMENT SIDNEY, Neb., Nov. 30 (B-A Cheyenne County District Court jury ordered Tuesday night that Orville Childers, 31, and William Bowman, 23, be sentenced to life imprisonment for the slaying of William F. Moore, 87-year-old recluse, at his home here Armistice night. Both Childers and Bowman pleaded guilty to slaying Moore in an attempt to rob him of a large sum of money believed cached in his home. Childers, an itinerant baker, was arrested in Denver several days after the slaying. Bowman was apprehended here. Investigators said the two men obtained less than $10 from Moore, whose body was found badly battered. Mil' I""' New Mexico Firms to Oppose Rate Increase SANTA FE, Nov. 30 WU-The proposed increase of 15 per cent in freight rates over the nation will be opposed by New Mexico interests, Don R. Casados, corporation commission chairman, said Tuesday. Casados said hit had received wood that the New Mexico Lumber and Timber Company and the George E. Breece Lumber Co., planned to participate in protesting the rate hike through their trade association. BUDGET REQUEST SANTA FE, Nov. 30 W The State Corporation Commission said Tuesday it had sent a written request to the State Finance Board asking reinstatement of a reduction in the transportation department's budget of $700 monthly. The finance board at a recent meeting reduced the department's allotment from $12,000 annually to $3600. AUTHORITY LIMITED SANTA FE, Nov. 30 W Richard E. Manson, assistant attorney general, wrote Tuesday that county assessors were without authority to correct other than clerical errors in assessment rolls f.fu r delivery to the county treasurer. HUGE NARCOTIC RING MASHED 20 Arrested in Interna-tional Smuggling Plot NEW YORK. Nov. 30 P' Seized fn simultaneous raids by 60 Federal agents, 20 alleged members of an international narcotics-smuggling syndicate operating out of Shanghai, China, were held in bail totaling $335,-000 by Federal Judge Vincent L. Leidell Tuesday. They included five women and three New York customs agents. All pleaded innocent. In addition to the 19 arrested, a sealed grand jury indictment named on three counts 11 others involved in the alleged conspiracy violation of the Tariff Act, violation of Ihe narcotics law and bribing public officers. Among those named in the indictment was L o u i s "Lepke" Buchalter, notorious fugitive from justice sought by Special Prose cutor Thomas E. Dewey in connection with the fur racket in Manhattan, whom Dewey has styled New York City's "public enemy No. 1." Assistant United States Attorney Charles P. Martin said the ring smuggled more than a m'j-lion dollars' worth of narcotics into the country over the past two years, shipping them from Shanghai to San Francisco or Seattle, or via Marseille, France. Certain New York customs agents, he said, engaged in the conspiracy and provided customs stamps for getting trunks of narcotics into New York. DOUBTS DOUBLE SLAYING STORY Seeks New Explanation of Hitch-Hike Murders COLUMBUS, Mont., Nov. 30 W Undersheriff Jack Benjamin of Stillwater County, declared. Tuesday he sought a more logical explanation of the slaying of a husband end his wife than that given by Frank Robideau, 38-year-old farmer, in a reported confession of the shooting. Robideau's confession said a duel was arranged between him and Mike Kuntz, 35, the slain husband, over title to 180 bushels of wheat stored in the grain elevator operated by Kuntz. Benjamin said ho sought to substantiate a theory that Robideau waylaid the Kuntz family between Wheat Basin and Columbus, halting their car and shooting Kuntz and his 29-year-old wife. He said he bused this theory on a new version of the Mayings given by Larry, 5-year-old son of the Kuntz couple, who was beaten senseless after his mother and father were shot. CREW IS RESCUED AS HUGE FISHING BOAT GOES DOWN LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 0P The 125-foot tuna Clipper Reliance sank at noon Tuesday off Cape Blanco, Costa Rica, but her crew of 36 and skipper, CapL Paul Verney, were rescued by the motorship White Star from lifeboats, Mackay Radio reported. The Reliance, one of the largest and finest boats of its type, sprang a leak, the hold filled so rapidly the pumps could not cope with the intake, and the crew had to go overboard. The Reliance was built at a cost of $153,000. She operates out of San Pedro, Cal. WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 Congressmen found fault with on item on President Roosevelt' program for helping business ou of its slump Tuesday, but mada all preparations for passing another quickly. Hardly had he asked a deep cut in road building expenditures than Senators Hayden and Ashurst, Arizona Democrats, announced their opposition and Chairman Cartwright (D., Okla.J of the House Roads Committee is sued a sharply critical statement, Joining the attack on the president's proposal to cancel allotments for highways construction were Senators Adams and Johnson of Colorado; O'Muhoney and Schwartz of Wyoming; Murray o! Montana, and Hatch and Chaves of New Mexico, all Democrats. Senators Hatch and Chave agreed that the President's plan, would interfere with programs the states already had launched and would amount to a "repeal" of a "contractual o b 11 g a 1 1 o n made with the states. All was well, however, with thu President's proposal for reducing the cost of home building In tha hope of stirring up a construction boom. Hearings were begun, and the legislation was put on the list for enactment at the special session. Highway Cuts The President's anti-depression program, as announced in recent days, consists of five points: Hous- 1 n g, Government retrenchment (to which the road building cut is related) immediate purchase of some $243,000,000 worth of Gov eminent supplies, a revision o taxes and encouragement of public utility construction programs. In a special message to Congress Tuesday on road building; expenditures, Mr. Roosevelt obi jet-ted "strenuously" to the prac- Coatlntr on Tt " 2 Arizonians, Hitchhiker, Injured in Auto Upset FT. PASO. Tex.. Nov. 30 Two Phoenix, Ariz,, residents and n Arkansas Eirl hitchhiker suf fered severe injuries when the automobile in which they vera riding overturned and crashed Into a sand bank near here early Tues day. Tho Infured were: Charles Kvkf. 30. Phoenix, head lacera tions and possible Internal injuries; Jewell Turner, 25, Phoenix, broken jaw; Belle Henderson, tne hitchhiker, head injuries and shock. Highway patrolmen said a blowout caused the accident. Park Service Officials In Santa Fe Conference SANTA FE, Nov. 30 (BPark Service officials of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona and New- Mexico were in conference here Tuesday for a study of a park recreational program and for inventory of recreational facilities. Present were L. C. Fuller of Texas, Arthur Merkle, Oklahoma, Richard Farris, Arkansas, Frank-Russell, New Mexico and Arizona, and W. F. Chriztenson, regional supervisor of recreational study. National Accountants Head to Speak Here Clem Collins of Denver, president of the American Institute of Accountants, will speak here; Friday evening at the annual meeting of the New Mexico Society for Certified Public Accountants, at El Fidel Hotel. Collins, in addition to being head of a large accounting firm, in Denver, is dean of the school of commerce, accounts and ; finance at the University of Denver. GET PLANE DAMAGES SANTA FE, Nov. 30 tB-Four Santa Fe aviation enthusiasts were awarded $125 damages from this city Tuesday in the settlement of their suit for $549 against the municipality for asserted damages to their pje and hangar at the local airport. . . ARIZONA GRAFT STORIES HEARD Seek to Link Officials to Slot Machine Plan PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 30 W Prosecutors laid the groundwork Tuesday for testimony they believe will link Sheriff Roy Merrill, Justice of the Peace Harry Weslfall and 16 others with illegal operation of slot machines. Sixteen operators of small business establishments took the stand to testify at the preliminary hearing of the 18 defendants, charged with conspiracy to operate or permit operation of the devices, and described arrangements whereby they received half the receipts of the machines. Mark Wilnier. special prosecutor, indicated Tuesday night John Wilson, Los Angeles investigator who posed as a "pay off" agent for County Attorney John Cor-bin during the recent probe that led to the wholesale arrests, would testify Wednesday. Wilson is being guarded by city police because of his fears he might, be. harmed. Corbin claims more than $500.-000 yearly changed hands in bribes and "pay offs" related to gambling operations in Maricopa County. Gas Mains Extended un n. rourtn 14 iriues Extension of gas mains for an additional mile and a quarter on North Fourth highway to the north border of the new Los Alamos addition has been begun. A crew of about 80 men is working on the job. The new mains begin at the old Harwood Boys' School property and extend northward. Raymond Stamm of Merritt-Stamm agency, which is in charge of the new addition, said several houses lave been erected on the tract and will become gas users at once. Pilot-Actor Here On Required Flight John Brent, TWA pilot who cast aside the radio beam of flying for the Klieg lights of movie-dom, but who still maintains his pilot's status, was an Albuquerque visitor, Tuesday. Brent made the flight from Los Angeles to Albuquerque as a part of his required 20 hours a year necessary for him to maintain his license. The pilot-actor was a dinner guest of Dr. I. B. Ballenger before taking his flight back to the West Coast. Hovey, Presley Elected To 2-A Grazing Board B. P. Hovey of Sandoval County, and Kelsey Presley of McKinley County, were re-elected members' of the board of Taylor Grazing District 2-A, at the annual election at the courthouse. Hovey rcccr-ed 97 voles to 61 for Mariano Montoya of Bcrna-lilh. Presley was unopposed. One hundred sixty-two votes were cast. EXTRADITION HEARING SANTA FE, Nov. 30 -kn extradition hearing of E. L. Thompson of Socorro, wanted in Dallas County, Tex., for theft, will be held before Gov. Clyde Tingley Wednesday. The extradition request said Thompson admitted his rtfntity but refund to return to Texai 'jnh; rxtrartifion is gran-by the governor. Atrisco Election Is Taken to Court Election of nine trustees for the Atrisco Grant, set for Saturday, is featured by three opposing tickets and an action in District Court demanding appointment of watchers at the casting and counting of ballots. Magdaleno Candelaria, chairman, and several other trustees are opposed for re-election. Others on the Candelaria ticket arc Fed-erico Meier, Isidro Sanchez, Filo-meno Rivera, Cosme Garcia, Carlos Saavedra, Lupe Armijo, Rosen-do Saavedra and Pablo Candelaria. The opposing ticket, on which David Armijo, county treasurer, is running for re-election, consists of Eutimio Herrera, Apolonio Garcia, Flaviano Saavedra, David Armijo, Diego Armijo, Procopio Armijo, Gcronimo Barboa, Trinidad Lovato and Frank Gonzalez. The third ticket, composed of Jake S. Armijo. Jose D. Sanchez, Lincoln Mctzgar and Victor Sanchez, is expected to indorse five members of onc or both of the other tickets. Manuel Chavez and 49 others Tuesday obtained an order from the District Court requiring the present board to show cause Thursday why all owners of land in the grant should not vote, even though they do not reside in the grant, and why election watchers should not be named. Spanish Insurgents Again Bomb Madrid MADRID, Nov. 30 (-Spanish Insurgents Tuesday bombarded Madrid with artillery and made new air raids on the capital and Alcala de Henares, 17 miles to the east. Government planes and antiaircraft guns drove the attackers away before any damage was done. One Insurgent plane was reported shot down at Alcala de Henares. Planes from Mallorca returned to the east coast Tuesday, bombing Castellon, where two small treignters were damaged and two crew members injured. The attackers were reported to be Italians. RILES ON' CONTRACTS SANTA FE, Nov. 30 PiAn opinion by Fred J. Federici, assistant attorney general, held Tuesday that a school board member could legally sell materials for a school contract made by the board member, provided the contract was made in good faith. MRS. CULBERTSON LEAVES TO FORCE BID FOR DIVORCE NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (MThc li-year bridge romance of Ely Culbcrtson and his wife. Josephine, has ended, Culbertson said Tuesday night. Mrs. Culbertson, the noted bridge expert said m a statement hrough their attorneys, is en route to California by" boat and will seek a divorce decree in Reno, Nev. "I have lost a grand slam doubled," Culbertson commented. The disruption cf their marriage, the statement said, will not pfTect their business partnership, the Ci'lber' w Inr f-nm w hich e:ves $100,003 or more l i annually. 3

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