The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on January 3, 1938 · Page 1
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Good Morning Are your New Year's resolutions still unbroken? MORNING HERALD Weather Forecast Fair and colder Monday, Tuesday increasing cloudiness and VOL. XLII, NO. 2. HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND. MONDAY, JANUARY :), 1038. p)—Means Associated Prcnt SINGLE COPY. 2 CENTS. BLOCS TO WAR ON REDUCTION IN EXPENSES Congressmen to Oppose Economies Advocated by Roosevelt HOPE FADING'FOR BALANCED BUDGET gress appeared to ba heading into another one-issue session, at which tho woes of (he business world and related question ot anti-trust legislation would overshadow all oilier subjects. Reconvening at noon tomorrow after a holiday .adjournment, the T. 9 (1P\ legislators' ,irst business will he to ^ • ' i receive a personally-delivered mes. Powerful congressional blocs! s . lge tl . 0111 p ros ident Roosevelt. Taylor Says That House Appropriations Will Be Pared Roosevelt Expected JAP ADVANCE To Attack Monopoly IN SHANTUNG IS REPORTED Child Evangelist Marries Congress Appears to Be Heading into Another One- Issue Session—Message of President to Be Delivered in Person Washington, are forming to oppose Hie major economies thus far advocated by the Roosevelt Administration. Some leaders expressed apprehension tonight that this organized- ]jo opposition, together with prospects' for increased national defense and relief outlays, would make a balanced Federal budget impossible in the next fiscal year. Th« blocs are against the Administration's r e c o in memlalions that. $21-1,000,000 of Federal highway authorizations be cancelled and that a $12-1,000.000 reduction he made in next, year's appropriation for the Civilian Conservation Corps. They have not been deterred by the President's recent statement that the responsibility for any Federal spending in excess of the Budget Bureau's estimates Would rest upon the Democratic majority in Congress. On the other band, strong sentiment for tightening the government's purse strings also Is developing in some congresional <[iiar- lers. Chairman Taylor (D-Colo) has predicted that his House Appropriations committee would pare every major supply budget estimates." Support for economy has come from a group led by Hep. Dies (D- Tcx) and including nine other Southern Democrats. This group is at work on a detailed budget balancing proposal which Dies said would ba ready for submission to the House by mid-week.' An early test ot economy sentiment in the House—possibly before the end of next week—will be afforded by the so-called independent offices appropriation bill. Carrying funds to iinance more than SO independent governmental agencies for the next fiscal year, that bill includes provisions for the C. C. C. and Tennessee Valley Authority Control Of Press Century's Plague New York, .Ian. 2 (/py-Dean Carl W. Ackerman. of the Columbia University graduate school of journalism, in a pamphlet published today, described dictatorial control of the press as "tho black plague of the twentieth century." "It is significant," he wrote, "that no nation where the press is free from governmental control is today directly involved in the war in Spain or in China." Tho pamphlet was accoinpaniei' by a map illustrating "the worldwide, epidemic of governmental domination of individual and Institutional liberties." Under the government con trolled class be listed Russia, China, Japan, Siam, Iran, Arabia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palsstine, Syria Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Bulgaria, Rumania, Jugoslavia, Italy, Poland, Germany,, Austria, Hungary, Spain, Greece, Albania, Poitilgal, Morocco, live African countries, Brazil and Guatemala. Classed as free from govern mental control were: The United States, the British Commonwealth, Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Argentine. Countries not named were placed in . a "varying degree of governmental control" category. That message is expected generally to carry forward the Administration's recent aggressive attack upon certain segments of "big business.'' It will be delivered at 1:30 p. in., Eastern landard Time, and will he broadcast hy the three National chains. Message Awaited. For a week past, presidential advisors have been denouncing con centrations of wealth on the grounds they were responsible for the current business recession; have accused them, in fact, of go- 2 (fP)-~ Con-1 the President has declined to state the extent to which he shares this view. The political community ex perls him !<> do so ill tomoiTOiy'.s message. That lie would urge "e\\ antitrust legislation was regarded as a certainty, and it seemed almost as sure that a portion of the address would be devoted to foreign affairs and his recently announced decision thai an increased naval building program may he necessary. A short-wave broadcast was arranged to carry his remarks to Europe and many other sections of the globe. Wbi] e the moiioply issue seemed sure to overshadow other quest ions ing "on strike" in an effort to "M-j nuidate Ihe New Deal." To date,I —in perhaps the same manner that the President's court reorgaima. tion hill dominated last year's session—other controversies faceil the cor.voiiing congress. Tax Program. Tho tax schedules are lo be revised, and. if decisions already made by the House ••ub-coniiiiittee (Continued on Page 10} MEMBERS OF CREW WILL BE ARRAIGNED Two Accused of Slaying Jack Morgan on Yacht Trip Los Angeles. Jan. '2 (JP/—Two crew members of the yacht Aafje, among the six survivors on a cruise of. murder and terrorism, Columns Cut Off Westward Avenue of Escape from Tsingtao CHINESE CAMPAIGN OF TERROR FEARED Cinese Newspaperman Is the Victim of Terrorists Shanghai, Jan. 3 (Monday) (/P)—TWO Japanese columns drove deep into the heart of rich Shantung province today, cutting off the westward avenue of escape from Tsingtao on which a third army was marching. The southward advancing columns reported the capture of Tai- an, key city on the Tlenlsin-Pukow railroad, after a bitter defense by a large force oC Chinese. Japanese snifl (ho Taian defenders were retreating along the, railroad to Ten- chow, an imporlant junction point near the southern border of Shantung province. Campaign Is Feared At Shanghai, 400 miles south of Ihe Shantung battle front, the Japanese conquerors feared a Chinese campajgn of terror was developing against their efforts lo consolidate control of the cllyi A spokesman expressed the Japanese army's increasing concern at the attacks on Japanese and Chinese cooperating with them. He expressed approdalion of Die emergency measures taken by authorities of the Inlernalional Settlement to half violence hut indicated Ilie Japanese felt they should have will be arraigned tomorrow on | i lpn7 , m oro drastic. charges of slaying Jack Morgan, the vessel The terrorists claimed nnothei today when Chang Msin, a who took charge of after killing Dwiglit ij. Fanlding. Chinese newspaperman, was founi; the owner. I shot, to death. The band believed One of them, Hubert Ilorne, 27, i responsible for his PLANS FOR RELIEF LEGISLATION READY Program of Organization Will Be Submitted to Congress New York, Jan. 2 (&)>— The burden oE raring for tho nation's unemployed \\-ould be shouldered jointly by the Stain and Federal governments under a now program drafted by leaders of private philanthropy for recommendation to Congress. Described as a humane yet economical public. reiieC policy for the winter and the next fiscal year, the proposal was announced here today hy the community mobilization for human needs. It will be outlined to-the Senate committee on unemployment and relief at hearings in Washington, January 12, by Chairman Charles P: Taft of the organization and associates who spent, two months framing thtj recommendations. Foremost among the recommendations tire provisions for Federal appropriations, ml ministered through state and local "welfare officials, and granted only on con- slain man, also i-. scheduled to dition that the stales put up part j appear. The Federal Commisslon- of the money and meet certain er will determine whether she is to be held as a material witness. Tho Aafje as brought io port hnre last week after a U. S. Navy plane bad sighted a crude S. O. S. , ,, . ,,. painted on one of tlm yacht's sails bofh R ' n(linl;i 5 r aml Slllldll >' w » s 4f) The survivors WGV near starve ''^' lfies - Yesierday'a minimum wa s 2f while Mm reading for 'be Pictured City are a child i as they left the Little Church Around the Corner in New York tlldine I'tley, who won fame throughout the "United States as >vangelist whpn she was 14 years old, and her new husband, Wilbur E. Laugkop, a salesman from Osage City, Mo. is accused of striking .Morgan over the head with a marl in spike after the laller had forced the six passengers and crewmen into submission at gun point. The other, George Spernak, 19, is accused of helping Home dump Morgan's body overboard into shark infested wafers off tin; .Mexican west coast. Federal ofiici'rs indicated prosecution would be purely perfunctory. They indicated leniency probably would be shown the two if they pleaded guilty. Mrs. Lillian Morgan, wife of the COMMANDER KNAUSS DIES AT AGE OF 52 Coronado, Cal., Jan. 2 (,4 5 )—Commander Harrison 1*3. Knauss. 52, retired United States Navy o dicer and Iwice assistant judge advocate general at Washington, I"). C., died of a heart ailment, at his home here last night. Born at. Kaston, l'a.$ Kuauss entered Ihe U, S, Naval Academy in June,.1003, and after graduation attended Oorgc Washington University, Hpeciall'/ltig In law. Knauss' naval service Included World War destroyer duly for which ho received a special letter of commendation. TO RELEASE INMATES Hnnkow, Jan. 2 f/P) —A dispatch from 'Chungking, one of China's temporary rapllals, loday said the (lOvernment had decided to abolish ivfortnalorlos for pollilenl offenders and release all inmates ns a stop tnwnrd complete f r e e »1 o m thought within tho republic. of standards. Besides these suggestions for meeting immediate needs, Taft and his "collaborators, representing more than 8,500 local and national social and health agencies, will ask for the appointment of a national commission to study fclief and wel- f a re on a long term basis. The welfare workers, invit.ed to appear before the Senate committee by its chairman, Senator James J. Byrnes (D., S. C.J will ask: That the Federal government appropriate to the state money to carry out a gene?;»1 rrlief program, including work relief. Provision would be miidr- for the care of interstate transients. That Federal funds bo matched in prescribed proportions by the states. That the determination of (he amount and character of work re- death warnec newspapers Ihey would kill anyone discovered having dealings wlfl (Continued on Pa«o 10) WEATHER REVIEW GIVEN JJYJ)SWALD New Year Has Wet Beginning, Weather Observer Reports The New Year slarled off with mild lemperatures and rainfall of .32 of an inch. 1). Paul Oswald, government weather observer at Chewsville reported. The maximum temperahn-e on O'CONOR NAMES COMMITTEE GROUP Seven Men to Supervise Conduct* of Gubernatorial Campaign Baltimore, Jan. 2 (#>)—-Attorney I Genera! Herbert R. O'Conor announced tonight the personnel of a seven-man commit Loo lo "supervise Lhe conduct" nf his enmpnign for I he Democrat ic gubernatorial nomination. In a formal statement, O'Conor said "several " of the committee members have been actively identified with Klale-wide, campaigns although none is considered ot the professional type." Tlte co in mi I tee is composed of: P. \VnlHon Webb, Cambridge, publisher mid editor. William K. Labrot, Ann-j Arundel county, a member of tl:e Stale 1 rouse of Delegates. J oil n N. Ma deal I, former chairman ot the Stain I toads Commission. Clarence "\V. Mi ley, Baltimore, former people's counsel of. the Slate Public Service Commission, campaign manager for U. S. Senator George L. HadclffTe. Herman If. Moser, former assist*, ant. State's Attorney of Baltimore j City and former people's counsel for Ilie Public Service Commission. PUBLIC NOTICE IS UNDER PREPARATION lion. (Contiuued on Page 10) Valley Authority Program Advanced Knoxville, Tenn.. Jan. 2 (/P)— The Tennessee Valley Authority said in a "Review of Progress" l.odsiy it entered the New Year well advanced on a unified program of flood control, navigation, power development, and agricultural planning. Giant generators of hydro-electric power were in operation at three of 12 proposed dams on the Tennessee River and its tributaries, while construelion progressed rapidly on four olhei dams. "Completion (of :he unified pro- «raj») is, of con rue, depomloiil upon .appropriation!; of the necessary funds by Congress," the authority said. COUNTY ASSESSABLE BASIS IS INCREASED Frederick, Mil., Jan. 2, (/)'). -Frederick county's assessable tax hosis for lil'lS Increaiied more than 11 million dollars over that for KU7. The County Commissioners announced real estate values Increased J433,ri.1li; personal properly $'H2,fl"(l and automobile values ?2ril,780. Additional revenue from 'be Increased assessments will care for Increases of $10,000 Included in Ihe 1M7 Hgiirei. budget an compared with Heavy Auto Toll Over the Week-End (ll.v The AMNiiflnfril Violent deaill marched in many guises across the nation over tin: XRW Year week-end, taking a toll of at least, 208 lives. Automobile a c c i d e n t. s were death's favorite form, with a total of more than 2i)0 faialilios in 42 States. Suicide accounted for a ho tit. 20 deaths, with shootings, . burns, poisoning, carbon monoxide, drowning, and coasting and skiing accidents jn that order completing the tragic record. Ohio led Ihe list, of States with 36 deaths. New York reported :M, Illinois 22, Pennsylvania 21 and California ]?. AIRMAN IS UNHURT BUT FACES CHARGE New York, Jan. - (/P)—Troy Xcw- lu'rlr, 40, negro pilol, (mid-god from l.hfi crash of liis airplane today nn- hnrl., but with two police summonses. Newklrk Inndod in a cily park when the plane's engine stopped s he flew over Harlem in celebration of tlie Tfilli iiiiniviTsary of Lincoln's L-imuidpalion of the .slaves. Mild run through a feiure. Patrolman John Salerno charged him with landing in a cily park without a permit and damaging «lty property—llm fence. MAN SHOOTS SELF aKton, Ivhl., Jan. 1' (/Pj- •K»«»I<1 Conrad, 2(1, nl' nearhy Truppfi, nli'>t and killed himself t'iday near thu wreckage <*'' " borrowed anlomo- bile hn had been driving, Sheriff Samuel Carroll said. Sheriff Cnm>H sjild Conrad borrowed ihe auloniohilu last nlghi from Olin llrynn, wilh whom he lived. Conrad wrecked tho car, the sheriff snld, then walked lo n farmhouse and lelepnoned Ilryim. Conrad then returned lo Iho aeeldenl, nnd shot, himself In I lie hend, Carroll said, firs!, day of tlip, year was 34 degrees, Mr. Oswald reported. Slimming his figures for the tire year, Mr. Oswald reported total rainfall of M.;i!t inches against the average of 36.71. Tlie precipitation in Koedysville wap -1T..22 in 1937, .7. A. Miller reported. The highest, temperature record ing lasl year \Vas M on August ^ and 20, Mr. Oswald reported, while the minimum was three above on February 17. Thirteen snows accounted for 17 inches i>f snow in 1.937, the weather man said. The rainfall in December «moiint- ed to only .57 of an inch, Mr. Oswald reported. Other December statistics were given as follows: highest, lemperaturp, 57 on the 18th; lowest, fi above on ihe 13th and 1-Hh; snowfall, one inch; clear days 4; partly cloudy 22 and cloudy fi. " The December rainfall was almost, the lowest, on record. In December, 3003, the total was only Al of an inch. The average for the month Is 2.0(1. In December, 193G, rainfall amounted io 5.01 inches while 'I 1 :; inches of snow fell during thai period. CITY IS SHAKEN BY SEVERE EARTHQUAKE Mexico City. .Inn. 2W)—A severe eartlliiuako shook Mexico City today ill. -1:28 p. in. (5:28 p. in. K. S. T.). Police salt! there were no reports of acrioiiK damages williln tlie Capi- till immediately. The! epicenter of the nuake, •oiiRcr Hum Hie shock hern Dec. 2:1, was fisl.lmatod ill iihnut -'2.'! mill's southwest, of Mexico City III I'ncllie Ocean near the cons! of Oiixnuu. CELEBRANTS DROWN Tokyo, Jan. II (Monday) (/f)— lOieven holidny celehrnllU wcro drowned and 1 fi others wero niiBtt- IIIK loday lifter an Inland sen ferry, Ihe Midorlmiiru. enpsi'/ed off llm coast of Hiroshima jirofcclurn In ,a violent windstorm. Nenrhy ships mailed to the rescttn dnsplle heavy lions and a blinding flnowalorm. Washington, .Ian. 2 (/P) — The State Depart men t has begun preparations ot a public notice ot intention to negotiate a trade agreement with Great Britain. The notice may he issued dnring the coming week, a department ot- fU'ial said. It will be the second step in the negotiation of the agreement. The first was the notice of "contemplation" lo negotiate, issued in November. The first notice set December Ifi as the time limit within which suggestions for articles oC export or import should be sent in by American producers or importers. SENATOR KENNEDY PLANNING^SOCIETY Prevention of Cruelty to People Aim of Proposed Organization Baltimore, Jan. L'.. (/I 3 ).—State Senator Raymond E. Kennedy said tonight a "society for the prevention of cruelty to people" whose members would "do ^vorks of kindness and charity" would he launched in Maryland. Kennedy said (lie organization would he state-wide in scope and Thomas W. Paiigborn, Hagers- j wolll 'l liave "° lines and no paid town, president of the Pangborn I employes. Corporation and President of the I "There seems to lie a chasm he- National Founders' Association. j '-ween public and private charity Ralph Robinson. Baltimore coim-1 aml il resls wilh the individual to ty, chairman of a committee in the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential campaign. Mayor Howard W. Jackson of Baltimore and Senate President Lansdale G. Sasscer, Prince fieorge's county, are the other announced candidates for tlie nomination. Tho first announced candidate for Iho Democratic nomination for torney general appeared today, lie is Henry L. n. Stanford, Jr., CUSTOM BEGUN BY FIRST PRESIDENT Washington, Jan, 2 (ff)—President Roosevelt's appearance before Congress tomorrow to deliver his annual message will continue a custom begun by Washington. The custom was abandoned after Jefferson's time but revived by Woodrow Wilson. Franklin D. Roosevelt has exercised the privilege of addressing the Congress personally, instead of sending written messages, more than any other President since Wilson. Because of its greater seating capacity, the House chamber will be used for the joint meeting of the House and Senate to hear the rr-esage tomorrow. SEVEN DEAD WHEN TRAIN HITS AUTO Young People Lose Lives in Grade Crossing Accident Butler, Ind., Jan. 2, (fP).~~ Seven young persons, all of high school age, were killed ionigat in this Northeastern Indiana town as the automobile in which they were riding crashed through crossing gates into the side of a speeding passenger train. Only four of the victims were identified shortly after the tragedy. They were: Marjorie Roan 14, Hicksville, O. Gwendolyn Roan, 15, her niece, also of Hicksville. > Richard Stoup 15, Kdegerton, O. Kenneth Myers, 15, also of Edgerton. Authorities expressed belief the party was enroute to Butler to attend a movie from their homes in the Ohio towns, just across the slafe line. John Pigg, watchman in the crossing tower, said !he gates had been lowered for the eastbound passenger train No. 146 on the New York Central line, and that the automobile did not stop. "They crashed right through the gates into the train," he said. "It was terrible." Figg fixed Ilie time of the accident at 7:55 P. M. The three unidentified victims appeared to be 15 or 16 years old. The two Roan girls were sophomores in Hicksville High School. Marjorie was the daughter of Mrs. Evelyn Roan and Gwyndolyn the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Layton Roan, of Hicksville. Butler is H miles northeast of Auburn, county seat of Dekalb county. render assistance from a direct and neighborly standnoini," the Sen- alor said. The society would interest itself in better housing conditions, playgrounds for the underprivleged, more rigid enforcement of the nonsupport, parents law and organization of public opinion against the cruelly of unjustifiable wars. "While the organized groups, bolh public and private, have been doing a great work in relieving dis- native of Princess Anne, who now ! ln 'ss and preventing hardships, I practices law Washington. Stanford, 40, said Baltimore and he was not lignod wilh any Democratic faction and was entering as an independent. Gross Deficit For Year Is Reported Washington 1 , Jan. 2, (/P), —Post- masler General Farley reported to- ifc'lvt that tho Poslofflce Dcnarl- icnt had a gross deficit, nf $•!(!,• 614,738 for ihe liscal year ended ast June 30. His annual report lo Congress said that non-posla] ifems cost (lie department ?5fl, 258,•171, however, I that, it therefore should lie credited with a net poslal surplus Tim postal surplus was Hie third shown by Ihe (feparlnient during .he past four years, (he report said, and was achieved liotwllli- ilaililiuB the additional annual cost )t ?<IO,000,000 incident to the opera- Ion of Ihe -iO-honr week law fer i08l al employes. Poslal officials said Unit Congress vonld he aslced lo pass a deficiency appropriation lo meet Ihe grnss letlclt. Thai Is a customary pro- ledure. CAPTURE REPORTED Washington, .Inn. 2 (J>) —The Spanish Embassy said lonlght Mln- slcr of Communications Glncrliad elephoned from Barcelona denial hat Iho Insni'Renls hnd captured rcrnel. Mmbassy officials said hey nlso were. Informed Mint llm iovm'nment forces "hnd tnken now positions north ot Teruel." feel that much can he accomplished In- that jntiaiale, neighborly lonch regarding the human side of life," Kennedy said. "There is no reason why we should not all he, interested In the human problems about us from » purely personal standpoint." HITLER SENDS GREETINGS Berlin, Jan. 2 (/P)—The official German news agency reported today Chancellor Adolf Hitler had sent Pope Pitis his personal an( ? the Government's official best, wishes for the new year. The Pope reciprocated, the agency said. (The German Government and the Vatican haye been engaged in a prolonged controversy, particularly over education of Catholic, youth.) CUMBERLAND MAYOR TO QUIT POLITICS Cumberland. Md., .fan. 2 (/P).— Dr. Thomas W. Koon, ten • times mayor of CumhorlamI, will retire from ninnifcipal political life at the end of his present term of oflice this March, ho announced yesterday in H prepared statement. Mayor Koou first waa elected In HIM and he served continuously for the following 18 years, meeting defeat In 1M2 when Oeorge Henderson was elected. George \V. Henderson. Then Dr. Koon returned to municipal politics In and became mayor without opposition. Previous to 1914 be served on Ihe city council for hlx years thus extending bis political service hftre to more than a Quarter ot ft (fen- tury. Banker Expires |n Charles Town Home Charles Town, W. Va., Jan. 2 (/P).—S. Lee Phillips, 78, well known local banker who served for many years as cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Deposit Company until its merger with the Farmers Bank and Trust Company, died today. He was also connected with the latter institution until it closed on September 1, and was an elder in the Presbyterian church for many years. Surviving are five sons, William P., Samuel L., Jr., Allen T., Harry and Gerard Phillips and three daughters, Mrs. John L. Packer of Pittsburgh, and Misses Ruth and Martha Phillips of Charles Town. SLIGHTLY INJURED John Rohrer, Jr., 300 block Kast Franklin street, was slightly injured yesterday evening when struck hj the automobile ot S. M. Warren- feltx, West Side avenue. Warrenfeltz took the youth to a physician's office and reported the accident to police. WAR WOUNDS ARE FATAL TO EDWARD NEIL Associated Press Correspondent 1 Die sin Hospital in Spain NEWSPAPERMAN HAD A NOTABLE CAREER Two Companions of Brilliant Journalist Also Killed Za.i-a.goza., Spain, Jan. 2 (/P). Edward J. Neil, Associated Press war correspondent with the Insurgent armies, died to- dayat the Red Cross hospital of shell wounds he received New Year's Eve on the Teruel civil war front. Two of Neil's newspaper companions also were killed and a third slightly wounded when a 75 millimeter shell struck their automobile at the village of Caude, live miles from Teruel. They were reporting the Insurgent offensive which resulted in the recapture of Teruel in the greatest battle of the Spanish war. Given Transfusion Neil was giveji one blood transfusion on the battlefield before be- ng taken to the hospital at the Insurgent base here, 100 miles north of Teruel. Other transfusions followed and he seemed out of danger until complications developed. He died at. 12:15 A. M. The tall white-haired Neil, who would have been 38 years old Jan. 17, first became known to millions of American sports fans for his colorful accounts of heavyweight championship fights and other big sports events. His outstanding war stories—first, in Ethiopia and later in Spain—were written in the same graphic style. Neil was with E. R. S. Sheepshanks of Reuters (British News Agency), Bradish Gaillard Johnson, Harvard graduate and correspondent of the magazines "Spur" and "News Week," and Harry Philby of the Times of London when the shell ploughed into the front of the automobl'e. Many Wounds Johnson was killed outright and Philby only slightly wounded. Sheepshanks, also taken to Zaragoza, died Friday night. At death Neil was surrounded hy fellow journalists, officials of the Insurgent press department and specialist surgeons who had done their utmost to save him. Neil had suffered fracture of one leg and other wounds to his legs and abdomen—34 in all. The message informing the Associated Press of Neil's death was sent by Lieut.-Col. Lambari, an Insurgent press officer. It stated: "Deeply grieved state Eddie Neil died 12:15 P. M. today complications arising in spite yesterday's two litre blood transfusions. Offer most sincere condolences " Two days before the shell of a . government hararge struck the newspapermen's car Neil had filed from Caude what was to he his last story. In it he told how with glasses Irom the edge of Caude he could see the Ternel seminary where the beleaguered Insurgent garrison of Teruel and civilians in their care had withstood 10 days of attacks by the Government forces that held the city. He reported how "foreign newspapermen circulating freely on this Insurgent front" were witnessing an assault on Government lines by 200 Insurgent warplanes and how (Continued on Page 10) CHRISTMAS PAROLEES RETURN TO KEEP THEIR WORD OF HONOR Prisoners Drift Back as Two Week Vacation in Alabama Ends—Men and Women Filter in from All Directions and would he "thirty minutes late." ,11m Germany, a Negro who hob- hies on legs oft at the knees, got In well ahead, reporting at 3 o'clock this afternoon. He caught n ride from Tuakegee. Many of llm men brought packages hack—a lot of left-over Christmas goodies and knick-knacks— "for the boys who didn't get out." Of tho 131 freed for the holidays nt Kllhy, .111 had returned at 4 P. M, and arrivals hnd been pIckhiK up hourly since, noon Atmoro. next to Kllby In size, reported at the same hour that only 43 o( 104 were still out and the rem»lnd«r had until midnight. At Spelgaer 33 of 87 were b»ck »nd Warden J. H. Smith expected them alt "br morning." llamp Draper, chief of convict!, honed his "boyn" would do bettor than a your ago when newn hrofc* their word, netting * nt.tir«,tnr tit* ID-year practice ef fewttdlni tlw "most worthy' 1 for font Wffliwt, Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 2 (ff)— Convicts—a majority of Alabama's 550 "most worthy" ones—drlftsd back to prisons today to keep a "word of honor 1 ' agreement to re- him from Chrlslmas paroles on lime. Today marked the end of a two- week vacation granted the men and women for good conduct. They were bound only by "word of honor, man-to-man" pacts wit!) Governor nihh Graves and (heir wardens to como back. They filtered In from all directions, but at least one didn't make It. Ills mother called from Itunts- vlllo to report him In a hospital suffering from an appendicitis attack) A. Negro woman who cooka for a Kllhy prison official telephoned from Birmingham that she missed n h\is and couldn't make the reporting deadline, bill, flddnd: 'Tie on my way." One man called from Memphis, hecaute he misted K bus

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