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A Thought for Today Weather Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Ecclesi-astes 6:4. Heaven trims our lamps while we sleep. A. Bronson Alcott.

If a a Privilege to Live in Austin Volume 19. 12 PAGES AUSTIN, TEXAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1933. Number 263. aines Tells Senate oard rotected If JL ITl il UiiMPMirai WC i JUL, OJ Road 1 State, Leaders Rejoice The Queen League's Report Criticizes Japs' Federal Government Selects Site for New Building Here No Loss on Bonds, Allred's Assistant Says in Testimony Ferguson's Friends Fail To Push Probe Into House Structure to Be Located at 8th And Colorado Sts. Zangara Is Declared Sane; Mrs.

Gill And Cermak Hold Own By the Associated Press MIAMI, Feb. 17. Giuseppe Zangara the man who tried to kill the president-elect was declared sane Friday by Dr. E. C.

Up Yonder By the Associated Prew FORT WORTH, Feb. 1. B. L. (Black) Shirley, 114, said to be the oldest man in Texas, died Friday at his aome in Springtown, 25 miles northwest of this city.

A farmer and stock raiser, Shirley had led an active life up until the last two years. 4 I Thomas, county physician. The examination was informal. Zangara's formal arraignment was It was made several hours after postponed again while doctors exerted their skill to save two persons he wounded seriously Mayor Anton Cermak, Chicago, and Mrs. Joe Gill, Miami.

Mayor Cermak's condition was reported "satisfactory" late Friday and Mrs. Gill underwent a second Treasury Department Pays $90,000 for Site For Building Start Work Soon Four Story Structure To House U.S. Offices In Austin Austin's new federal court and office building will be located on the north side of West Eighth street in the half block between Colorado and Lavaca streets. This was announced Friday in Washington when the treasury department purchased the half block of ground offered by the Paul O. Simms company for according to a dispatch from Washington to The Austin American.

Begin Work Soon The site of the new federal building is across the street from the city hall and is known as the old Central Christian church location. The old rock church building and several residences are now on the site. The property is owned by the American Publishing company and Houghton Brownlee, Austin attor ney. The site, designated as lots 1 to 6, block 99, fronts Wrest Eighth street 276 feet and runs back to the alley 123 feet. Fourteen other sites were offered.

Construction is expected to begin immediately. It was announced An appropriation of over S600.000 for the four-story federal building was made available last year for that purpose. Church Built in '98 Erection of the new federal build lng climaxes an effort of the iast several years by the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations to secure a new building In which to house federal bureaus now occupying space in other buildings scattered over the city. The need for the new building arose, it was explained, by the fact that the present federal building at West Sixth and Colorado streets is badly overcrowded and there is insufficient space for the proper storage of government records. The deal for the acquisition of the West Eighth street property was handled by Earl E.

Simms of the Paul O. Simms company, who was in Washington Friday when the purchase was announced. The old Central Christian church, now on the site, was erected in 1898 and the cornerstone laid on Nov. 3, 1S9S. The site has been occupied by another church building erected in 1S66, a history of the church shows.

The building was abandoned by the church congregation about 1929 when the church was moved to the new building at Guadalupe and 12th streets. The property later was acquired by the American Publishing company. T7, acos federal buiidincr Site Selected WACO, Feb. 17. (UP) Site for Waco's new federal building has been selected at Eighth street and Franklin avenue.

Wash Ington authorities having wired their approval Friday. Will Abeel. present owner of the property, will receive J135.0OO as purchase price. Ma Won't Appear Woodward Says Nothing To Uphold Ferguson Charges Found Friends of the Texas highway department blocked an attempt of Ferguson administration leader in the senate Friday to abandon investigation of the governor' charges of a million dollar lost to the highway fund by accepting counties' checks in lieu of cash for highway aid. They produced, at an afternoon hearing, records of the attorney general's department and testimony of members of Atty.

Gen. James V. Allred's staff that the commission acted within the law. Scott Gaines, assistant attorney general, and a former county Judge, testU fled that the action attacked by Mrs. Ferguson's message, had been legal, and had saved both the highway department and the countie much money.

The Inquiry will continue Saturday. Want Impartial Hearing Sen. W. C. Woodward, author ef the resolution to investigate th governor's charges, and member of the board of managers to conduct the senate's hearing, reported Friday he had been unable to find any evidence to ijubstantiate the governor's charges.

Sen. Will M. Martin, whom Sen. Woodward referred to as an administfation leader In the senate, proposed abandoning the Inquiry and sending the record to the house. At the afternoon session, Sen.

Roy Sanderford of Bell county charged the reason the Ferguson frienda wanted to send the Inquiry (Continued on page eol. 1) Funeral Rites Held For Texas 'Walking Minister' DENTON. Feb. 17. (UP) Funeral services were held here Fri day for Rev.

I. S. Ashburn, 78, re tired Methodist minister known as "the walking preacher" who died Thursday at hia home after a long Illness. Interment was In Denton cemetery. Rev.

Mr. Ashbur was super annuated in 1924 after 50 years ser vice as pastor in a dozen Texas cities. He won his title of "walking minister" because he walked to his appointments in his first years of service. Petroleum Corporation Chief Dies in Chicago CHICAGO, VP) John N. Markham.

president of the Pe troleum Corporation of America and a leader In the oil industry for JO years, died Friday from pneu monia. He was 52 years old. Mr. Markham entered the hospi tal Monday. His widow and three children were at his bedside when he died.

Mrs. Markham wan uncertain whether he would be buriM at Tulsa or at Bradford, his former home. Markham was a leader In work of the Catholic church. Hambone's Meditations I KtCX'n Boss 3AirJC ouT-LAs' Vtst UAHp TlALS A Pat' MEK iltA SicK Over Prospects Of Prohi Repeal 'Looks to Me Like Chances Are Garner Asserts Difficulties Are Seen House Demos Bind Selves In Caucus to Support Measure By the Associated Presi WASHINGTON, Feb. Lrressional leaders were jubilantly onfident Friday the house will kdopt the senate resolution to epeal prohibition.

Optimistic predictions of suc-ess were made by party chief-ains after the democrats had ound themselves in caucus to upport the proposal. Smiling broadly after the closed neeting of the democrats, Speaker said, "It looks to me like hances are good it will be adopted, nd a close margin is good enough." Win 'by at Least 20 Votes' "It will be adopted by at least 0 the way Rep. Rainey Illinois, democratic floor leader, jmmarized the situation. Meanwhile, Rep. SnelL New York, epublican floor leader, said be-een 10 and 20 republicans who reviously have voted dry had ln-kated they would support the sen-le proposal, "because it's the near-Ht thing to the republican plat-rm we can get." With the last step In congres-ional action thus reduced from a ontroversy of uncertain result to a (Continued on page 10, col.

S) rluey's Auto Destroyed By Fire in His Garage edan Burnt After Guard Routes Prowlers From Grounds NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17. uP) i. email sedan in one of the garages Sen. Huey P.

Long's palatial ome was destroyed by fire Friday hortly after a prowler on the rounds had been routed by the istol fire of a private wrtchman, ccording to police. Richard Osborne, the watchman, nid he saw the prowler near the arages, and that when the latter tarted running in answer to a ommand to halt, he opened fire. Sen. Long and his familr were home. Relief Bill Amended WASHINGTON, Feb.

17. W) Tie senate Friday amended the unemployment bill to provide that the R. F. may make loans for needful con-truction project, without the resent requirement that they be -leif-liquidating." HORT TERM CREDITS IN GERMANY ARE EXTENDED BERLIN, Feb. 17.

(UP) The andstill agreement on foreign ion term credits in Germany has een extended to Feb. 28, 1834. lap of Europe Offered By Austin American Europe Is about 100,000 square ilea smaller than it was 14 years ,0. One grent city of more than people, Perm, has been mved out of Europe, Into Asia. The bounriVry between these mtlnents has been radically alter-1 by the Soviet government, great ices of land now being consider-1 in Asia although west of the ral mountains, which formed the boundary line.

An area al-iost as large as Italy or Poland is been shifted to another contl-nt. These changes are all shown on map of Europe secured by our N'ashlngton Information bureau. ipies of this up-to-date map, in ill colors, with complete statisti-1 data about Europe, may be had any reader for a postage and tndling charge of ten cents. Use the coupon below. The AtiBtin American Information Bureau, Frederick J.

Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith TEN CENTS in coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of the MAP OF EUROPE. N'ame Street City State Manchurian Work Nations Reaffirm Chinese Right of Sovereignty Over Territory Negotiations Urged Japanese Counsel Asserts Chinese withdrawal Is Only Means of Peace By the Associated Prest GENEVA, League of Nations told the world Friday by its own wireless telegraph of the plan of its leaders for a pro nouncement of solemn censure upon Japan for its military action against China, and for a peaceful settlement of the Far East conflict. Yosuke Matsuoka, special counsel for Japan, announced less than an hour after publication of the league's proposals that his government would not accept the recommendations for peace.

"There never was any question of Japan's accepting the report," he said. "To protect Manchoukuo we must possess the chief town of Je-hol. The only way to get peace Is MANCHURIAN COUNCIL DISMISSES GOVERNOR CHANGCHUN, Mane hnrla, (Saturday) Feb. IS. (UP) The state council of Manchoukuo Friday "dismissed" Gen.

Tang YuLln as governor of Jehol province! Chang Hal-Peng, loyal to the Manchurian "independent state, was appointed governor of Johoi on behalf of Manchoukuo. for the Chinese to withdraw from Jehol. Denounces Chinese "We will fight if we have to. I have heard that there are about 150.000 Chinese troops in Jehol, but one Japanese is worth 10 Chinese. All Chinese soldiers are bandits." Matsuoka avoided questions concerning Japan's plans for withdrawal from the league, saying he had received no instructions to withdraw.

Chinese spokesmen accepted the league's settlement proposals as vindication of their policy. But difficulty developed with the soviet Itussian representative, who Indicated that his government had little faith in the plan for a settlement. Asks Jap Evacuation The settlement plan is embodied In a report which will be presented to the league assembly next week with every prospect of the bulk approval of all members and governments except Tokyo. Reaffirming China's right to sov- (Continued on Page 2, Col. 6) Texas Sheriff Charges Neglect When Justice Withdraws Signature CANYON, Feb.

17. (UP) Robert Barnett, Randall county sheriff, has filed charges of neglect of duty against Frank Hays, peace justice for precinct four. Trial has been set for Feb. 20. Barnet alleged Hays refused to sign a warrant Barnett and his deputies needed to search a residence.

Hays resigned but then withdrew his resignation. FIRE BURNS TWO BUILDINGS STERLING CITY, Feb. 17. (UP) Fire destroyed two buildings here Thursday night with an unestimat-ed monetary loss. NOTICE Classified Advertisers In order that your "copy" for The Sunday American-Statesman reaches U3 in plenty of time for regular classifications, we wish to remind you that THE DEADLINE IS 3 P.

M. SATURDAY FKEP Pick-Up Service Until 1 p. m. Sat. Dial 4391 'Want Ad Headquarters' Much 'Hot' Oil Is Run in Etex Area, Legislators Hear Landowners Testify About Proration Enforcement In Big Field By the Aodtd Pre W.

R. Hughes of Longview tes tified here Friday that he believed at least 100,000 barrels daily of excess oil were being run from the East Texas field. He added, however, that in his opinion the railroad commission 1 now -was making an honest, faithful effort to enforce the proration lawt. Hughes was the first witnesi as a legislative committee investigat ing the commislson's admlnlstra-qulry. More stringent laws were recommended by Hughes as a solution of the East Texas proration prob-tion of proration resumed Its ln-lem.

Hughes stated that unless the violations of proration were checked, "something's going to happen In the oil field." He said that the land and royalty owners "have gone the limit of our patience." "It's a bad thing to resort to shot gun methods," he continued, "but if necessary, we've got the shotguns to protect our property." Hughes praised the work of Col. Ernest O. Thompson, a member of the l-ailroad commission, since he had taken personal supervision of the giant field. He said that "more results" had been accomplished since Thompson came to East Texas. Rep.

R. J. Long of Wichita Falls, chairman of the committee, tried (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) Natives Ask Propaganda Mailed to Mexicans In United States Be Halted MEXICO CITY, Feb. 17.

VP) Request that the siren propaganda campaign being conducted in the United States by the Mexican Repatriation committee be stilled In order to prevent the "sorry plight" that. Mexican repatriates find themselves In when they return to Mexico was made Friday in a letter to Pres. Abela-rdo Rodriguez by the Union of Mexican Repatriates. The union of repatriates declared that the repatriation committee has sent propaganda throughout United States in which bright promises are made, but not subsequently kept. The union charged that Mexicans are lured back to Mexico by these promises and subsequently abandoned and become social parasites.

CONE JOHNSON IMPROVES TYLER, Feb. 17. The condi tion of Cone Johnson, for six years member of the state highway commission was slightly better Fri day. Voting against the motion were Rep. W.

M. Harman of Waco, Gordon Burns of Huntsville, George R. Butler of Bryan, Lenn Harrison of Brookshire and C. F. Sulllvant of Gainesville.

The board of control had recommended appropriations of approximately $37,000 during each year, of the next biennlum for the child welfare division. The division was established by the last legislature. Appropriations of approximately 153.000 had been recommended by the board of control for the state auditor's office during each year of the blennium. It has been proposed in bills in-troduced in the legislature to attach the state auditor to the of the government and place the child welfare division under the state board of health. Roosevelt Under Heavy Guard To Insure His Safety Glass, Hull and Cutting Talk to F.

D. on Way To New York By the Associated Preai NEW YORK, Feb. 17. Aroused public opinion threw one of the strongest guards ever put about any man around F. D.

Roosevelt as he returned home smiling Friday after the sensational attempted assassination at Miami. Hosts of blue-coated policemen and grim-faced detectives and secret service men, aggregating nearly 1000 persons, surrounded Mr. Roosevelt from the minute his spe- clal train stopped in Jersey City. They escorted him across the Hudson river on a ferry and led him again through the welcoming AUSTIN PASTOR TO PREACH ON ZANGARA The Rev. S.

E. Frost. of the First Congregational church will preach Sunday morning on "Does Zangara Deserve Death?" and he will treat the subject from the viewpoint of the human conscience. Giuseppe Zangara is the man who Wednesday night fired on Roosevelt at Miami and wounded six persons. crowds along the streets of New York.

Thoughts on Miami Victims Arriving at his 65th street home, the happy president-elect got a "hello" from Mrs. Roosevelt, who cafne out to the automobile amid the crowd to greet her husband. The thoughts of Roosevelt, however, still were with the five vie- (Continued on page 10, col, 4) Terrell Pioneer Dies DALLAS, Feb. 17. UP) J.

R. Bond, 92, resident of Texas for 74 years, died Friday at his home in Terrell. He was a confederate veteran and had been active in business until ten days before his death. He was the father of Judge Joel R. Bond of the fifth court of civil appeals, Dallas.

2 Texans Asphyxiated DALLAS, Feb. 17. UP) Gas asphyxiation caused the death of two workmen Friday in an underground gas regulator station here. They were: A. D.

Owens, 30 and A. N. Callahan, 27. Both Owens and Callahan were cleaning equipment in the station. WILL ROGERS Editor Ths Auttin Ammeam BEVERLEY HILLS.

Feb. 17. I never saw in any of our papers whether this Italian fellow was a citizen or not. If he wasn't it looks like they would have a way of deporting everybody that didn't belong here. All the good Italians in the country (and there is many of them fine citizens) they would be tickled to death if all their renegade countrymen were out of here, for they have done nothing but brinj disgrace on their whole race.

And poor Tony Cermak, a fine fellow, I never went through Chicago that I didn't se him. And he was so proud of President Roosevelt. When he flew out there to accept the nomination, Tony drove him all over Chicago to show him what a city he had while thousands were waiting in the hall. Yours, WILL ROGERS. Ha mi -vjri blood transfusion in a desperate effort to save her life.

"Every hope" for the recovery of Mayor Cermak of Chicago is held by the five physicians attending him, they said in a bulletin issued at midnight. Dr. Thomas' examination waa made independent of a contemplated examination by a sanity commission. Counsel Named Judge E. C.

Collins called Zangara before him Friday, appointed counsel for his defense and ordered him to reappear at 10 a. m. Saturday for formal arraignment. His counsel's first step was to request appointment of a sanity commission to examine Zangara, who says he has "beeg" pains in his stomach and thinks he should kill all presidents and kings. The specific charges against Zangara are attempted assassination of Frankfln D.

Roosevelt and assault with intent to murder Russell Caldwell, Coconut Grove, Miss Margaret Kruis, Newark, N. and William Sinnott, New York. Await Outcome Florida is awaiting the outcome of Cermak's and Mrs. Gill's injuries before it charges the 33-year-old Italian with a crime for wounding them in the barrage he fired at Mr. Roosevelt in the bloody finale of a celebration Wednesday night Should either die, the charge against Zasara would.be murder.

Zangara his face gaunt and haunting came into court unshackled Friday. He wore a light blue spotted shirt, open at the throat, and white trousers and shoes. The courtroom was packed, but there was no disturbance Sheriff Dan Hardie stationed 20 deputies throughout the courtroom to see that Zangara received every protection. Judge Collins kept court in session only five minutes. The maximum penalty for the charges now facing Zangara is 20 years on each count or a total of SO years.

Crop Production Loans Limited To maximum 30 Per Cent Acreage Cut Also Required To Aid oecure By the Associated Prem WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Secy. Hyde announced Friday that $,300 will be the maximum loan to any farmer from the $90,000,000 fund set aside by congress for crop production financing. In addition to reducing the maximum from $400 in 1932, Hyde issued regulations providing far mers who are delinquent- in repayment of two or more prior loans will be limited to J100 in order to conserve the fund, from which nearly one million rarmers are expected to seek assistance.

The loan will he a first lien on the crop produced. Congress authorized the secretary of agriculture to require acreage reduction up to 30 per cent as a loan condition, and Hyde said this will be enforced except in the case of minor producers and growers of perennials. Oixhardists will not be required to cut down their trees or otherwise to reduce their producing capacity to qualify for aid. In Hyde's announcement, he said the acreage reduction requirment will not apply to farmers who intend to plant no more than 8 acres or cotton; 2H acres of tobacco; 40 acres of wheat; 20 acres of corn; 2'i acres of truck crops; 12 acres of sugar beefs; acres of potatoes; 30 acres of rice, or 8 acres of pea nuts. For instance, in Puerto Rico there is Yvette Louise Baker who has been chosen queen of the carnival, the first girl from the American continent ever to be given this island honor Insull Securities Artificially Held Up? Solons Told Promoters of Firms Made Millions for Selves, Testimony Shows Pt the Associated Press WASHINGTON, Feb.

senate investigating committee was told Friday the market for securities in Insull investment trusts was artificially supported while the stock was sold to the public, after promoters of the companies had made millions for themselves. Documentary evidence was presented that after reaping enormous paper profits, organizers of the companies agreed to rig the market while they disposed of the stocks and bonds to the man on the street. A nationally known investment banker, Harold L. Stuart, president of Halsey, Stuart and company, mcago, aerenoed the practice of supporting the market, testifying it was "necessary to market large blocks of securities. The gray-haired banker was on the witness stand virtually from morning to night, and participated in the recitation of an account of high finance through which hte company realized paper profits runnine almost to Isn nnn nnn formation of the Insull companies.

-uemoers or the committee found it virtually imnoss iM ioi. track of the mounting millions as mey were torn of Halsey. Stuart purchasing Insull stock for $12 to $15 a share, turning in at $100 for new stock at $12.11 a share, which Within a fenr rtav. fn- $40. Ferdinand Pecora.

counsel, asserted severnl miiitrm. rst profit was In the nature of "bOnUS" for trflrtfiforrlno- from the Insull company to an- uuier. inis sen. Reynolds (d.) of North Carolina charartprlT.ofi move to "make the stnrk Innir hot. tcr to the suckers who were going Joe Robinson Would Halt Publicity on R.F.C.

Loans WASHINGTON. Fh 17(t direct opposition to Speaker Gar- iirrn meas, me democratic leader in the senate. Rnhinsnn Ai0.n. Friday revived an Issue supposedly sottled by proposing repeal of the clause directing publicity for reconstruction corporation loans. he Arkansas senator's bill was referred to the banking committee.

Barber Gets 2 Years CLEBHRNR. Foh 17 im Robert Peacock, Cleburne barber, Wfl fmtnii Priaw a charge of murder in the slaying of jane cooper, lining station operator, last summer and was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Cheerful Little Earful By the United Press Quaker Oats Co. declares extra dividend of $1 a share on common stock. Plymouth Motor Co.

reports its January sales were larger than December. Detroit board of commerce employment index rises to 45.5 per cent, against Jan. 31. Western Auto Supply reports Jnauary sales of against $640,199 in January, 1932. (A Slashed Appropriations May Halt Work Of Child Welfare Division and Auditor Ry the Associated Prw The appropriations committee of the Texas house of representatives Friday voted appropriations for the state auditor and the division of child welfare that would result in discontinuance of the departments.

An appropriation of $30 a year for each year of the next blennium was voted for each of the depart ments. No record vot was taken of the motion to cut the auditor's appropriation, but committee members reported It tarried by a two to one vote. The vote to slash the child welfare department was seven to five. Voting for the reduction were Rep. Harold Kayton of San Antonio, F.

Chastaln of Eastland, Z. E. nnmbes of Dallas, ,1. H. Good of Cooper, Arthur Riddle of Dale- Will H.

Scott of Sweetwater and H. R. Stovali of Waxahachie,.

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