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Horse Opera Dick Foran. former Western star for Warner Bros., gives him observations on the rules and "Dont's" In Horse Opera. (See Pate IS). VJcathcr FLORIDA Local afternoon thundershowera Saturday and Sunday. Details on pits 13, Ay VOL. 54, NO. 354 COMPLETE ASSOCIATED PRES-W1HB 8BRVIOB - ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1938 TWENTY PAGES FIVE CENTS EIGHT-MONTH SCHOOL TERM IS FORECAST Budget Is Referred Back to Fuguitt By RALPH D. REED (Time Staff Writer) CLEARWATER, July 15. Facing a total estimated budget of $897,476.36 as against $855,-271.32 last year and anticipated revenue of approximately $829,-000, the County School' Board today returned the budget to Supt. G. V. Fuguitt with instructions to make every cut possible. The members will come back again Tuesday to resume their work. Discussion today indicated that not more than eight and one-half months school can be expected from the funds in sight and unless the Board can obtain outside aid, the term will be for only eight months, since the stringent state budget law will not allow the Board to budget more than the anticipated revenue. Indications are that some form of tuition will be established to help- tide over the financial shortage. The Board today authorized Superintendent Fuguitt and Attorney L. C. Bogue to go to Fort Lauderdale to confer with officials there in regard to the tuition system. It was reported that County has the best in the State. Mcintosh Favors Plan S. R. Mcintosh, Chairman of the Board, declared during the discussion that "The people are more ready now for tuition than they ever have been." A tentative schedule of $4 for 5 ram mar school pupils, $5 for unior High and $6 for Senior High was discussed. It has been estimated that tuition could bring in about $20,000. When it was found that anticipated revenue would be about $68,000 short of the estimated budget, Board members could see nothing ahead but an eight-month term next year, since $68,000 is just about a month's aalary for teachers. Board members have expressed hope that County Commissioners will come to their aid. Last year the Commission ' turned over $15,000 to the School Board to be used for repair of buildings. Race Track Funds Available . Under the law, the County Commission cannot levy money for school purposes but Superintendent Fuguitt has pointed out that funds received from race track operation are not limited in . this manner and could be used for the schools. Last year the County Commission apportioned this fund, amounting to about $26,000, to operation of the County Home which had been supported by a tax levy in past years. It was generally understood by Board members today that teachers' salaries cannot be increased in the new budget but there will be some adjustments made for some of the principals. With the increase in the assessed valuation of the County, the Board has figured tax collections will bring $143,000 into the general fund and $142,000 into District funds, making a total of $285,000. $464,000 From State The budget anticipates $464,000 from State funds. 1 This would bring the anticipated revenue to $749,000. From tax redemptions the budget calls for $20,000, bringing the revenue to $769,000. The Board expects to receive about $10,692 from vocational refunds, possibly more since the program is to be enlarged this year. From other sources the revenue will be sufficient to bring the total to $829,615. Charles Teeter, Clearwater Board member, expressed belief that the $39,000 shortage from the past year should be deducted which would lower the an ticipated revenue to $790,000 or more than $100,000 under rev enue expected. Cuts Are Ordered After these figures had been revealed, the Board members could see nothing ahead but an eight-month term but advised the Superintendent to go through the budget and make cuts wher ever possible. During the discussion of the possible eight-month term, members questioned the Superintendent as to the possible effect on the school rating. In reply Superintendent Fuguitt explained that it would not affect the system unless it was continued after next year. In many counties of the State, schools operate for eight months, it was pointed out. M JMBER ON AUTO SEEMED FAMILIAR WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., July 15. (IP) Postmaster F. E. Planken-horn has been taking the license numbers of automobiles whose drivers violate the no-parking rule around the Federal building. He noted one and Informed police. Capt. Harvey H. Zuber reported: ."'' "That car belongs to F, E. Plankenhorn." ' J "I thought that number seemed familiar;' the Postmaster said, Roosevelt, Otlier Tourists, Sees Famed Yosemite Park - EL PORTAL, Cal., July 15. (JF) President Roosevelt left here aboard his special train at 6:50 p.m. (9:50 p.m., E. S. T.), en route to Los Angeles after a day-long trip through Yosemite National Park. ; Earlier, Roosevelt had named a commission to deal with Government purchase of goods made by the blind, and then he relaxed as a sightseer amid the grandeur of the park. County School Debt Declines To $4,613,150 (By Time Staff Carrtipondf nt) CLEARWATER, July 15. Figures were presented today-to the County School Board by Supt. G. V. Fuguitt showing that the bonded debt of the schools had been reduced during the past year from $5,174,-831 to $4,613,150. Some of the reduction was made possible by bonds turned in under the Futch Act in payment of taxes and the Board cut the debt some through bond purchases. The reduction will bring some decrease in the debt service millage for the new year. , SENATORS MOVE TO PROBE VOTE FRAUD CHARGES Inq uiry in Three States Planned WASHINGTON. July 15. UP) A double-barreled Federal investigation was in prospect tonight into charges that Federal and State funds have been misused in the Kentucky primary battle be tween New Deal-favored Senator Barkley and Gov. Chandler. The Senate Campaign Funds Committee voted late today to investigate campaigns in Ken tucky and Pennsylvania, and disclosed that It already had sent an investigator Into Tennessee.' Previously, the Social Security Board had ordered an investiga tion in Kentucky after Senator Barkley had accused State Social Security agents of playing politics with pension checks. Pensioners Threatened Officials said the Security Board would look immediately into reports forwarded by its re gional agents that checks for the needy aged were being distributed personally by agents of the State Social Security Department, in stead of by mail as usual. Barkley charged at a campaign rally last night that the agents were warning pensioners that their payments would stop if they did not vote for Gov. Chandler, his opponent for the Democratic Senatorial nomination. Federal officials said there was no Federal law or regulation against State employes distributing pension checks, but that the board preferred their delivery by mail. Chairman Sheppard, Texas Democrat, said the Senate committee's decision to investigate in Pennsylvania resulted from numerous complaints from individuals he declined to name. Some of the complaints Involved the Pennsylvania primary election of May 17, he said. A committee investigator already is looking into a complaint from an undisclosed source that public funds have been misused in the Tennessee campaign. Senator Berry, Democratic incumbent, is running for renomination there against a field that include Tom Stewart, Winchester; J. Ridley Mitchell, Cookeville; John R. Neal, Knoxville; and Edward W. Carmack, Murfreesboro. WHEN AUSTRIA CRUMBLED Frenzied Crowds Hailed Hitler In Vienna, Local Girl Recalls By LILLIAN BLACKSTONE Mingling with frenzied crowds during Hitler's triumphant entry into Vienna is an ex perience Miss Anita Landsee, third Avenue North, will never forget. . Miss Landsee, who returned this week from a four months' visit in Austria, her former home, and Germany, was in Vienna when Storm Troopers marched in to give the Nazi salute and proclaim German rule. She was there the night of the Schuschnigg purge. If it hadn't been for, the troops, there would have been , bloodshed a Civil war, that night," she recalled. "The Austrian! were Incensed at the Chancellor, and If he hadn't been safely hidden away by the Germans, he would have been lynched or would have met death in some other brutal fashion." Hitler, she said, was emotionally moved when he came to Austria entering his native country from which he had been exiled. See LOCAL GIRL, fare 7, Col. 1, Just Like Helen Keller, noted deaf and blind woman, was appointed by Roosevelt as chairman of the commission to promote the Gov- urnmuni Purch8se i 00d, mad ' were Brig. Gen. Augustus A. War- field, War Department representative; Alex M. Mc Ashley, Agri culture Department; Comdr. Arthur H. May, Navy; Rear Adm. Christian J. Peoples, Treasury, and Fletcher W. Rawls, Commerce. President Roosevelt rode through : sunlit Yosemite Park, observing its scenic wonders with Senator William G. McAdoo, his loyal supporter. The Presidential party, preceded by , four khaki-shirted motorcycle patrolmen, took a winding road upward into the Park. . Roosevelt sat on one side of his open car, McAdoo on the other and Mrs. McAdoo in between. McAdoo ' now is engaged in a primary election fight for renomination. There has been speculation the President may indicate his wish that McAdoo be renominated before Roosevelt embarks tomorrow at San Diego for a Pacific cruise. Often Roosevelt would crane upward to see the tops of high mountains. He appeared to be interested particularly in Elephant rock, which juts out from a mountainside, and in far-dropping waterfalls along the way. BANDiTSSEIZE BIG PAY ROLL YONKERS, N. Y., July 15. (P) The Yonkers business district was thrown into uproar today when two young men robbed construction company officials of an $11,300 pay roll, of which $4,700 was recovered from one suspect. John Barber. President of the Aurora ConstructiorrpCo., of New; xoric, said he, his son, John Jr., and his Superintendent, Arthur Azzoni, were confronted by the bandits as they stopped their car at an apartment house his com pany was building. They each carried portions of the pay roll in small envelopes. Starting to escape, the robbers had to abandon their car, later found to be stolen, because of a flat tire. They took Barber's car and in a short distance collided with another. Both men jumped out, one boarding a passing street car on which he was arrested. Five Bund Orators Arrested in Miami MIAMI, July 15. (Police booked five men "for investigation" tonight after Policeman M. C. Tucker said three of them made speeches in a bar denouncing the American system of Government. Tucker said he took from one of the men, listed as Raymond Healey, 26, a brief case containing anti-Jewish literature and a printed copy of an address delivered by the Western director of the German-American Bund at San Francisco. Tucker said about 50 other persons were in the bar when the speeches were made. BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT New. Five Rooms. Completely furnished. Electric kitchen. $25 a week or $75 a month. Turn to the classified advertising section and see classification 153. Adv. 310 Twenty- TRANS-OCEAN AIR FLIGHTS DUE III FALL Day Hop to London to Cost $450 NEW. YORK, July 15. (P) Commercial airplanes will resume Atlantic, 'next week, and prospects are good that the common citizen with enough cash for a ticket can reach Europe by air this Autumn. The trip- from New-York to London will require about 24 hours. '.' The fare probably will be $450. A first class ticket in the liner Queen Mary costs $316, tips extra. U. Sk Almost Ready European rearmament and highly involved political consid erations have delayed the establishment of regular airliner service between Europe and America for at least four years. To 'land at a foreign port, an airplane requires a permit. Nations pot yet ready for competition On the Atlantic air lanes have been loath to grant such permits except for "survey" flights. "Let everybody start even," they argue. Now, ' however, the United States is practically ready to begin shuttling between the two continents with passengers, mail and express. It actually could have started in 1934, with equipment then available. The new 83,000-pound flying boats being completed in Seattle are rated considerably in advance of anything which Europe has to offer. The British probably are closer to trans-Atlantic service than any other foreign power. Their improved Empire flying boats ought to be ready for scheduled flights in the Fall, and hints have been dropped by Pan-American Airways, the United States company, that regular trans-Atlantic service ' awaited only the completion of the bigger equipment. ' y 50 Survey Flights , !f r Fifty "s'uti-ey". fl.ghts wih be made by the British, Germans and French this Summer and Fall, Wen the Germans land a catapulted seaplane at Port Washington, Long Island, next Friday, it will mark the start of their third season of operations be tween New York and the Azores. Britain's "composite" aircraft, piggy-back affair in which a large flying boat and a pontoon seaplane fly aloft as one machine and separate in mid-air, will take off from the Shannon River at Floynes, Ireland, next Wednesday night for Montreal and New York. The seaplane does the long-distance work. French Craft Ready France's veteran flying boat, Lieutenant de Vaisseau Paris, which flew the South Atlantic in 1934 and came to grief in a Florida storm while riding at anchor, arrived at Foynes tonight. When this craft, one of the World's biggest, will start across the Atlantic remains for determination. Both Britain's piggy-back craft, which is not intended for regular trans-Atlantic operation, and Germany's catapult seaplanes, which are shot into the air from the deck of surface (ships, attempt to solve the problem of getting great loads into the air. A pontoon seaplane or flying boat can carry more cargo and passengers in actual flight than it can lift off the water. That is due to suction exerted on the floats ,or hull. The United States, satisfied with a series of survey flights last Summer, does not plan extensive experimental trips across the Atlantic before regular service is begun. IN FAR AWAY INNSBRUCK, where she saw the once-rxiled Hitler return in triumph. Miss Anita I arde s'iwn looking out over the pleasant vista of her native Austrian valley. New York Welcomes World v Am ::l I 1 h J SMI 4 f t FWt Howard Hughes and companions on record breaking 'round New York s greatest ovations Friday. This picture taken from Trinity Church shows Hughes (arrow) as triumphal parade moved slowly up lower Broadway. Story of reception on Page 10 (Associated Press Photo). - ' U. S. WILL GET REFUGEE-FACTS FROMMANY Orderly Exodus of Fugitives Is Aim EVIAN - LES - BAINS, France, July 15. (P) The United States sent an official observer into Germany today, at the end of the 32-Nation refugee conference, to gather information for a report on the situation of potential refugees in Greater Germany. George Brandt, who holds the rank of Consul in the American foreign service and who was attached to the American delega tion at the conference, left under instructions from the State De partment for visits in Berlin, Vienna, Muttgart and Hamburg. A spokesman for the American delegation said Brandt's mission would be "to gather information irom American sources concern ing the number and type of per sons who desire to leave Germany unaer tne sponsoring of the per-manen' refugee organization established by the Evian conference in London." Report in August He is to report to that body after its members assemble Aug. 3 in the British capital. The conference, which President Roosevelt called, ended 10 days of discussions with a session which was marked by two de velopments. Myron C. Taylor, the President and chief United States delegate, emphasized the need for refugees being allowed to leave Germany with their possessions and announced new hope for finding homes for them had arisen, through "confidential statements that certain Countries could find room for more emigrants than had been expected." He did not identify the Countries. Earl Winterton, chief British delegate, announced Palestine would not be opened to mass Jewish immigration. His Government, he said, considered as "wholly untenable" the idea that the Jewish problem could be solved' if "the gates of Palestine were thrown open." ' German Aid Needed Taylor called "vital and imperative' Germany's co-operation with the London organization and re-emphasized that "unless steps are taken forthwith to remedy the present disorderly exodus, there is catastrophic human suffering ahead which might have far-reaching consequences in international unrest and strain." SELL IT SUNDAY (TOMORROW) Whether it Is a used car, a piece of furniture, cow, a boat, a house, a mortgag., a dog, a flock of chickens or a., electric pump, "if there's a market for it in St. Petersburg, a Times classi-(i-d ad will sell It." Dial 5101 and ask for an ad-laker. Adv. Big B oat Mystery Solved! 7 . " ' ' '''1 ' Itslhdian Canoe Xll Right, But Traveler Brought It To Tampa By HUBERT ALLYN (Times Waterfront Reporter) The mystery of the Indian war canoe is solved. ' Finis was written to the case yesterday, although several points in connection with the enigma of Mermaid Point remain unanswered. Evidence poured in from all sources yesterday, confirming in part several of the theories advanced since the derelict of the sea was salvaged in Tampa Bay. P. E. Barney, who writes a column for The Tampa Tribune, offered the information that the canoe was brought to Tampa by Harold B. Clark, a Central American traveler, and apoarently had been stolen off a Tampa wharf and used by some unidentified person in local waters. Barney says Clark brought the canoe, from Belize, British Honduras, aboard the motor schooner General Tosta. Down there they call the boat a cayuca and Barney says Clark found this one on the beach at Punta Ycacos about 75 miles south of Belize, where it had been lying for years. He repaired it, added modern improvements. Barney says Clark has returned to Belize. RIOTING FLARES IN PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH, July 15.P Fresh disorders broke out tonight between groups of white and negro youths in Pittsburgh's lower northside, causing police to send 150 extra officers to the district. , . . City Detective Verner E. Wagner and a negro were shot during one flareup shortly before midnight. Both were wounded in the leg, neither seriously. Police Inspector Ward Saunders said more than 15 persons had been - taken into custody charged with inciting to riot. He estimated 1,000 persons were milling around West Park, center of the disturbances which spread over an area about three miles square. Many of the youths carried clubs and brickS. Wilbert Beck, 20, was struck by a missile while swimming during the afternoon. Hospital attendants said his skull might be fractured. Saunders said the first disorders occurred Wednesday night, but that he didn't know the cause. They were repeated last night and 10 negro and five white boys who were arrested were fined $2 each today. Police Lt. John Joyce said the violence resulted from a long dispute over recreational facilities, especially a mushball field and swimming pool. Joyce said witnesses told him last night's disorders started after a negro youth started to dance with a white girl at a dance sponsored by the City's Bureau of Recreation. Flight Heroes the world flight received one vt - Who took the boat off the Tampa dock, however, is one of the unanswered riddles in the case. It is most likely that whoever did abandoned the boat, fearing detection. Some persons still believed the last occupant might have met with an accident in Tampa Bay. They point to the fact that sev eral boatmen have reported finding odd gear that might have come off the drifting canoe. W. J. Wright, 4001 Miromar Avenue South, for one, picked up an Army cot Monday drifting near the Little Bayou range light. Gandy bridge fishermen, too, have found bits of cloth and rope. During the past three days thousands of people have come to The Times building to inspect the canoe. Many have advanced opinions as to its origin and history. Barney's story brought varied comment. "It still doesn't answer a lot of questions," one spectator said. "How about the red-whiskered See MYSTERY, Page T, Col. 4. Police See Car, Seek Body; Just Girl in a Hurry HOLLYWOOD, July 15. (JF) Police began looking for the body today when they found a car had jumped a curb, grazed a telephone pole, skidded 15 feet, knocked down a light standard, skidded 33 feet more and crashed into a palm tree. After some searching they learned the driver was Whitney Bourne, actress. She said she had to hurry to work at R. K. O. studio, so she Just climbed out of her smashed sedan and into a taxi. Her only injury was a slightly cut lip. TODAY'S TIMES Paee Bridge Classified Ads .18-19 Continued Story County News . . . Church News . . Crossword Puzzle Caroline Chatfield Emily Post Editorial Page . . Financial H. I. Phillips .... Merry-Go-Round Meetings Today . Our Children ... Obituaries Patricia Lindsay Radio Society Sports , .. Walter Winchell , 5 : 8 18 8-9 Jl-12 13 Weather 13 J . (t.l M ll .fjS NEW YORK MAN TO HEAD WAGE AND HOUR LAW Roosevelt Friend Accepts Post NEW YORK, July 15. (ZD- Elmer F. Andrews, whq has been a crusading Industrial Commis sioner for New York State and a supporter of New Deal labor legislation, accepted with optimism tonight his appointment by President Roosevelt as administrator of the New Wage-Hour law. Despite his many battles with Industry in New York State, Andrews predicted he would enforce the Federal act "by co-operation rather than police power, at least in the initial stages." Andrews believes the Wage-Hour act is "the most important piece of legislation of the Roosevelt administration," and said he felt that all industry would cooperate with its administration. He will start his new job just as soon as he can leave his pres ent office in a month or so. Associated With President As administrative head of the State Labor Department, he cam paigned for the Wage-Hour law, wanting it passed without the North-South differentials that ultimately were woven into the legislation. Andrews has been associated with Roosevelt since 1929, when, as Governor, Roosevelt appointed him Deputy Industrial Commissioner. When Frances Perkins, then Industrial Commissioner, left in 1933 to become United States Secretary of Labor, Andrews became commissioner. He was head of a large, complex and important department in the state Government. He had charge of factory, mercantile and other inspections, proposed industrial code rules, conducted research investigations, collected and compiled labor statistics, and directed the industrial relations of the Department, including em ployment, mediation and arbitration. . '. v Andrews has conducted several campaigns to enftce wage-hout and other legislation. Most recently, he announced there had been collusion between auditor! and employers to defraud the State Unemployment Insurance fund, one of his pet departments. He moved immediately to investigate the entire matter. Favored New Deal He published in newspapers the names of 62 laundries as chiselers" against the State min imum wage law, sought State unemployment insurance for 100,-000 workers in small business, and campaigned against "home work" for the poorly-paid wom en and children who make artificial flowers. Andrews worked for recogni tion of older employes, charged certain physicians with attempt ing to violate provisions ot the State Compensation law, talked for more unemployment funds, and fought for legislation to safeguard the health of rock drillers from silica dust. Andrews championed the La bor Relations act, the Social Security act and other legislation sought by the New Deal and organized labor. In party politics, Andrews is a Democrat. He recently announced willingness to accept the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. In political philosophy he h liberal. Following his graduation from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1915 with a degree In civil engineering, Andrews engaged in insurance work, becoming familiar with practical compensation problems. He served as a lieutenant kt the United States Air Corps during the World War, after which he gained wide experience as an engineer in various industrial fields. He was in charge of construct ing sugar warehouses and a railroad in Cuba and factories ia New York State. He was assistant engineer in the construction Department of the New York Central Railroad, assistant maintenance engineer of the Bangor and Aroostook (Me.) railroad and estimating engineer of the Seaboard Air Line extension from West Palm Beach to Miami, Flu. TAKES SALARY CUT WASHINGTON, July 15.. Elmer F. Andrews of New York, the President's choice for Federal Wage-Hour Administrator, will take a $2.000-a-yesr py cut when he assumes his new duties. 8 1 AS JNew ion ai8i inouwini Commissioner, he receives 7 year. ..... 20 As Administrator or tne fi- 15 eral wage-hour law psi aune 19 recent session of Congress, he A will eet $10,000. 8 Effective Oct, 24. the wsge. 4 hour law will require industnes 17 operating In interstate commerce 4 to pay minimum wg of 25 4 cents an hour and limit working 13 hours to 44 a week. 8 i WED IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, July t ft. Sari Jane McC'afklll of Pnwicf)!a, Flu., and Frank Dewltt Talmndge of Brooklyn, attorney and an ecutive of a nwhtnv lf5P 't married tocigllU

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