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ROUND ABOUT TOWN Even a child is known by Ms do- tags, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right Proverbs 20:11. The meeting of representatives from England, Prance and Italy at Strega, starting Thursday, may have a. very important bearing on war- conditions in Europe. It may not, as the representatives may do most of their work by beautiful speeches on the needs and aims of all countries. However, it seems, that Italy especially, and France to some extent, hope to make strong representations to Germany as to rearmament. The condition is that Germany has already. rearmed, doing away with the Versailles Treaty restrictions. Now just what the other rations will do is the question. Opinion differs, but it is more than likely that nothing will be accomplished at the Stresa Germany, like -Japan, is simply taking ol the propitious moment to r.gain become one of the world's great nations. No nation wants war, but it is possible that Prance, feel- 5ng superior at present, may not be satisfied to wait such time as Germany will have become the stronger nation. Much can come from the Stresa conference. Irrigated Ike, in the Iowa Park Banner, commenting on the $750,000 appropriated by Congress'tor an investigation of the American Telephone Telegraph Company, says. "Congress has appropriated $750.000 to "investigate" the American Telephone Co. Must be goin' to do all the Inquiry by long distance at the date rate. And the Company set aside $250.000,000 for expenditure this year in improvements and extensions. Wouldn't a bankruptcy lawyer like to get his bill in there some way." With a few more of the larger companies setting aside such huge sums for improvements or extensions, it wouldn't take long for business conditions 'to get back to that, period of It is probable that too much government interference in business has put. stop to some Improvements or extensions, which would help do away with the unemployment condition. Government regulation and governmental restriction for the protection of the public and stockholders is proper but destruction is another matter. It takes on the appearance of the man who burned down the barn to capture one rat. In spite of. the exceedingly unpleasant sandstorm raging Thursday morning, the Denton merchants decided to go ahead the Spring Style Show which will be held here tonight, '-spe a continuance of the storm, which Denton will -be downtown tonight to risit the stores which have gone to considerable expense and work to make the Spring Style Show a. success. Your friends will be down town tonight; don't forget to join -them in making the happy occasion a success. Clerks will be on hand in the DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE VOL. XXXIV NO. 206 DENTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 11, 1935 run United EIGHT PAGES Denton in Grip of Worst Dust Storm Ever Seen Here Nearly All Of Texas Now Included In Dust Area. Denton Thursday was in the grip of what was generally conceded to be the worst dust storm ever witnessed here. The skies were overcast as the suffocating dust particples were swirled about by a high wind from the north, and the prospect was for colder weather before Friday morning. Nearly all of Texas and several other states were included in the storni area, in which havoc was being wrought to crops, and human beings and live stock were suffering because of the difficulty in breathing. The fine dust was sifting into houses here and housewives found it useless to undertake to keep furniture and floors clean. Several sand and dust storms have prevailed here this year, more than usually visit this section, but Thursday was believed to be the worst yet. Texas generally wheezed and sputtered through perhaps the worst dust storm of its history as swirling silt settled on nearly all sectors of the state, according to the- Associated Press. Thick coatings of the sediment covered crops and wheat growers of the Pan- handle feared the worst. Prayers went up for rain. There was none forecast. Chill winds churned, dust in. the air over Amarillo throughout the night and the haze remained at -it INCREASE IN PLAINS AREA WITH NEW ASSAULTOFSILT-LADEN WIND Where Erosion Wreaks Havoc womenand children: Even with KipPed -tne clouds over that, city L-ii. as automobile styles. Storco to the TICTT The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Denton Country Club be held tomorrow (Friday) evening, 3 o'clock, in the City Hall. Directors.will be chosen for the coming year and every member is urged to be present. The club, since it.s reorganization, is going strong with more members than ever before. The 'club grounds and club house are more in demand now than since the. club was first organized some ten years ago. And Denton certainly has one of the best country clubs of any small city in Texas, and the golf course, according to some of Texas' best players, is one of the most interesting in lay-out in the It is understood that a CCC camp for Denton County has been author- and that it is possible that on the camp will be started within the next few days. The site will be on land just South of the dam on Lake Dallas where accommodations for about 200 men will be erected. Present indications, judging from the work to be done, are that the camp will continue for at least two years. It is understood from Dallas authorities that a scenic drive will be made circling the entire lake and that OTfaH parks, camp sites, barbecue pits and picnic grounds will be in the program of improvements for the lake. Either the moon-prophet will prove correct for Friday, else he says that he is absolutely through with making study of the various moon phases. Thursday morning. he "From every angle that I have considered the moon tells me that jt, will rain by Friday night and if the observations I have made, which are by the way the most careful possible. fail well, I'm simply through with weather matters, and I'll turn my work over to the chain prophet or others who have been free in their statements as to the weather prospects." From statistics, it would seem there is no question but that the farmers of Texas have seen much improved conditions this year, at insofar as income is concerned. Texas' farmers cash income, including Federal benefit payments during February was $25.901.000. the largest total for that month in four years, according to estimates of the U. S. Agricultural Department. The gain over other recent years, however, was due mostly to Federal payments as there was about the usual seasonal decline in farm- -cr's income from January to Febru- The total of OOlVOOO' compared with $27.691,000 iu January, $24,216,000 in February of 1834 two years and three ago automobile -headlights lighted the 'way in extremely poor visibility. Some'automobiles were not discernible at more than 100 feet. Clear skies at Borger gave way to a full-fiedged duster as it hid the sun. A "stiff north wind lashed the city. Visibility Poor Visibility was cut to three bilocks at San Angelo as the dust storm, blown by a mild norther, arrived in the early morning hours. All night the dust settled over Paris and no relief was in sight after daybreak. Choking- residents of Fort Worth fought the dust a's all traffic was paralyzed and a 27- mile-an-hour blew. Dallas had. its worst duster. Handkerchiefs covered fare? of ijesidents eri route to work and birds sought the ground to escape breath-taking clouds of dust. Automobiles left a- trail through heavy dust on paved streets. It'was the same at Corsicana with fine, white sand blanketing the town. A heavy rain fell there KANSAS CITY, April II. drifts and humar misery increased today in the plains area as new silt laden winds blew from the northwest. A. M. Hamrick, federal meteorologist here, could see little hope for cessation of the dust plague to the west and the southwest, but there were reports of fine rains north and northeast of here. The northern border of Kansas and the approximate center of the state apparently formed the dividing line for the dust with western Kansas, eastern Colorado and Wyoming, western parts of Oklahoma. virtually all of Texas and parts of New Mexico bearing, the brunt of the storm. Dust that crossed the Missouri- Kansas border last night swirled over St. Louis this morning and on eastward across the Mississippi, but northern Missouri, all of Iowa, and the 'states to the north, eastern Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana had rains of varying intensity. i Lamar. reported" the seventh consecutive day of dust, and virtually all activities were halted there and in scores of other large and small towns of the pestered region. There was snow in western Nebraska, and colder temperatures were in prospect for the entire Mississippi vaUey. Hamrick forecast frost would be felt almost as far south as Kansas City by tomorrow morning. Where in other years at this season, wheat and other crops have spread their checkerboard pattern of green shades over the landscape, there are barren fields without a blade of green, drifts soil along roads, fences and farm buildings, and deserted" highways. For a month dun-colored clouds have swirled -and billowed j. oyer £nown bread basket. Hopes for relief, raised earlier this- week by- promising weather were shattered yesterday by a dust blizzard labeled as the "worst" of the series. 'As the latest storm roared over Kansas, Colorado. Oklahoma, and New Mexico, the govern-; ment's monthly crop report was released, "A large proportion of the acreage," in this important winter. wheat area was being abandoned, it said. The condition of the crop in six Kansas Gove, Greeley, Wichita, Hamilton and listed as zero. I Kenneth Welch, relief trator in Baca county, Colorado, said no crops whatever can be expected in southeastern Colorado unles heavy spring rains corae. More Dust Pneumonia "Dust pneumonia is increasing rapidly among children in Baca- county because of the unusually severe dust storms of the past few- days," Welch said. "Doctors report to me that several cases are critical and the situation is daily becoming worse, particularly among infants." The terrific dust gales of the past three days have been extremely hard on livestock in Colorado, although relatively few cattle remain. A nation aroused to its peril is swinging resource toward battling the wind erosion that threatens to make a desert of the vast fertile area shown in this map. Out of the western edge of this zone have swept the terrific dust storms Some residents are deserting the that have caused untold damage, stricken area, but the majority are stripping thousands of acres of rich to "stick it out," either- topsoil. because they have no "other place' to go or because of hope that better days are coming. Relief Promised Meanwhile, at Washington immediate relief for the drought and dust stricken sections was promised by President Roosevelt when a delegation of senators and representatives from four middle-western states called on him. The delegation asked the president to. earmark $150.000,000 for a land program or the next 1 He did amount -would be allocated, but was said by the delegation to have given assurance that he would permit the expenditure of al the money that was necessary. WORK By WASHINGTON, April 1L Detailed methods of speeding the $4,000,000,000 work drive were canvassed by President Roosevelt today as mayors of leading cities drafted plans for co-operation In the jobless relief program. Mr. Roosevelt held his appointment list to a minimum to give spe- during the 48 hours preceding the ciai attention to recommendations for pushing the new work relief law into full operation. storm. in East Texas East Texas was caught under the worst duster of its history. Lontr- view reported a visibility of one block as the sun fought to penetrate clouds. A .75 inch rain at Tyler was followed by a severe blast of dust- worse than any ever felt there. It rained heavily at Rusk Wednesday but dust darkened the town at daybreak. Shrcveport. on the border-line, coughed and wheezed as al flying at Barksdale Field, army airport, arid the municipal airport. Every exposed surface was dust laden. A minimum of 57 degrees was recorded at 8 a. m. -To the south the dust swept, enveloping Austin with what the weather. observer said was "probably Austin's worst duster." The (Continued on Page Three) BEVERLY HILLS. April That was certainly nice of Hitler to apptar at that wedding- not be the groom. No Bonder the Y. slock market can't ever up to amount to anything. The ii starts everybody starts scl'mg to take a little profit. every cowman sdd his cattle the minute ihry started up. Just been ailing out here at Die studio Just rovr with aivful fine man, FicTdinr Yost of Michigan. I thinK some of our great craches lik; him. and and Warner, havr brcn a influence to Ihocsands of their boys through life. Not far from the White House, the executive and advisory committees of the United States conference of mayors gathered in closed session. They said that since the relief load is centered primarily in the larger industrial cities, they hope to develop a plan under which the cities might effectively co-operate with the government in shifting 3,500,000 employables from relief rolls to jobs on "useful projects" with a minimum of delay. This objective was in apparent harmony with administration desires to make work where the workers are to avoid large movements of jobless. Strike Knotty Problem WASHINGTON, April 11. At the outset of its drive to provide jobs for 3,500,000 persons now on relief the administration today ran smack into a knotty work where the -workers are. Tentative plans of some nevr dealers to set up huge construction camps far from the cities where the reltef load ts heaviest apparently must, be curtailed as a result of President, Roosevelt's stand yester- AM Payments To Be "Made If No Wheat Sown WASHINGTON, April The AAA today agreed to make full payments to farmers in drought areas who plant no wheat because of adverse -weather conditions. Roosevelt May Seek to Head Off Bonus in Message WASHINGTON, April forthcoming message from the White House to Congress on the bonus issue is widely regarded here as an attempt by President Roosevelt to head off immediate cash payment of the $2,000,000,000. The president yesterday indicated to Senator Robinson, Democratic leader, that he plans a special message soon. No details were given. Senate Group Approves Silver Purchase Measure WASHINGTON, April -Senate cowaaittee today ihe 16 to I silver bill designed to inflate: the currency and speed the attainment of a metallic currency reserve of one part silver and three parts gold. The committee action, taken without a record vote, spurred sil- verites into fresh activity, which began late yesterday when President Roosevelt raised the price for newly mined domestic silver from 64 3-2 to 71 cents an ounce. The bill, by Senator Wheeler CD- Mont), however, faces a doubtful future in the Senate. Democratic leaders expressed confidence it would not pass, but Wheeler claimed to have gained votes since the test on the issue last session. Slain In Coffee Shop Of Hotel Early Thursday. Paroled" Convict Arrested Afterward Previously Convicted Of Killing Woman In Houston. April 11. Mrs. Emma Sage, 27, mother of two children, was shot to death in the Pickwick hotel coffee shop here eaity today as a 27-year-old paroled convict was arrested on the outskirts of the town a few minutes later. The woman, struck by one bullet in the head, died instantly. Don Covin. ex-convict who was onvicted at Houston In November, 931, for the slaying of Marie Hart HI the mezzanine floor of a large hotel, was rushed to Longview and charged with Mrs. Sage's death. Covin was granted a conditional on Nov. 28, 1934, and re- eased from the state prison at Kuntsville. Fires Without Word Covin, witnesses said, walked into the coffee shop here and sat down by Mrs. Sage, who was eat- ng breakfast. He ordered a cup of coffee and without a word fired a bullet into Mrs. Sage's temple. M. T. (Lone Wolf) Gonzaullas, 'ormer Texas ranger and now special investigator of the district attorney's office in Gregg 2ovin told him he had been trying to persuade Mrs. Sage to accompany him to St. Louis, but she had refused. Covin said they been keeping company, Gonzaullas. Preliminary for Covin let. Jot afternoon before No Rain Benefit for County Farms Denton County farmers benefit- ted little if any from the showers that fell early Wednesday, according to the few reports' that had come to Den ton Thursay. The showers were reported heaviest south and east of Denton. In the north and west sections of the county, only a sprinkle of rain fell. Crops and gardens, are now badly parched and unless helped by rain in the near future will suffer serious damage. Tivo Years Ago Ickes Said Five Oklahoma Counties Should Be Abandoned; Noiv Hundreds Leave So for as possible, the president said, employment under the $4,000.000.000 works fund would be provided in the localities in which the destitute jobless live. It was indicated this policy was based on a desire to avoid the expense of building workers' barracks and homes which later would have to be abandoned. This stand left it up to assistants to develop more projects in "populous centers where dam construction, soil erosion control, reforestation, water conservation, rural electrification and the like are impossible. AMAIIILLO, April H. Woodring, assistant secretary of war, arrived here by plane early tbis afternoon to address the spring convention of the mid-continent production division of the American f'ofrntamn fastitnte. GUYMON, April Sad as the spectacle is. Harold Ickes. Secretary of the Interior, might derive some real satisfaction out, of seeing old-time families, dust-blown to their rope's end. evacuating the grime-ridden Oklahoma Panhandle. In October. 1933. the PWA administrator "remarked" to E. W. Marland, then a congressman, that five Northwestern Oklahomh. counties "probably would have (o be abandoned and the land turned back to public domain." In the short time it took for news of that "amazing proposal" to get fo the region, a. storm of indignation broke around the bespectacled secretarys head. The wire burned. "Move us a thousand times, No! And in Oklahoma City William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, then governor, rumbled: "A.s Jong as 5.000 National Guards can maintain quarters in Oklahoma, they won't move one man out of this state." Then, there had been only a drought. Now. there are swirling storms of dust, day after day. Now, families are leaving. Yesterday. 36 truck loads of furniture were counted on the highway near here, moving eastward. The relief administrator of a Texas County estimated 100 families, ''normally self-sustaining," had left that county iri the last 30 Loadins his family into a truck Walter M. Hale of Hardesty pointed the vehicle toward Oregon and said "We've heard so much about rain out there, we want to see what Icolts like. We have made no crop for several years This has been a good wheat coun try. once very definitely a part of 'the nations prime bread Then, there was rain. Now. there is dust, and more dust. Now. those who prew wheat for the nation go lor bread. In better days, good wheat farmers in this land have made 60 bushels to the acre. Crop figures for 1929 showed Texas County, fifth in total value, Beaver County eighth and Cimarron County 13th among the states 77. The Panhandle Coun ties harvested nearly 5.000,000 bush els of wheat in 1932, one of the drought years, and 18,000,000 bushels the previous year The prospects for 1935 are "very poor" to "just But let the dust come yet strong er and thicker, there still may be no wholesale flight for greener pas lures. At the time of the Ickes row the following song of "No Man' from Land" pioneers was recalled: "Picking up bones to keep starving. Picking up courage to keep from out west in no man's land I "Justice" of tbe-BeacesrCarl Taylor, Tully Cases Settled By Agreement Shortly after noon defense and prosecution attorneys in District Court reached an agreement that iisposed of the entire group of cases fending here against Lee Taylor and Morgan Tully of Dallas. By the agreement, Taylor pleaded guilty to assault to murder and took a five- year suspended sentence, and also pleaded guilty, in County Court to pistol carrying charges and received a $100 fine. Tully withdrew his ap peal from a County Court 'convic blon in a similar pistol case. The state dismissed cases charging transporting liquor against the iwo, and charging driving while intoxicated against TuUy and-also dismfesad cases in Justice Court, two charging driving with imporper license plates and one charging driving with mudled license plate. Literary Leaders in Norway (By NEW YORK Cease these jests about languages "including the Scandinavian." "Nowhere," jaid Hoffmen Philip, American minister to Norway, "can so many cultured and enlightened people be found as in Norway. They all have an. education and some interesting way to express themselves in speaking, writing and the'arts." Man HiU Car MORRIBTOWN, N. news, said state trooper Joseph Schreyath, because the man hit the car instead of-the car hitting the man. He arrested the man, Daniel Roach WES making heavy weather down thet highway and Oakley Le Vance pulled his car to sudden, to halt but Roach plunged head first into the radiator, cutting forehead. Justice of the Peace Salny geva Roach 10 Shoe Fits TOt of a shoe, Joseph Cmrney, 18, was arrested in an uh-Cindermlla- like act by the police. had found shoe at scene of accident where. Mrs. Anna. Rizao, was injured. An hour later they, picked up Carney, wearing one -shoe, and accused him of leaving the- scene of an accident when they found the shoe Would Make Appeal to League Basis of Negotiations. rentiers of Three Nations in Conference dissension Over Policies Of Countries. STRESA, Italy, April .11. statesmen, fighting or their views as to the" anctity of treaties, went inr action in the conference vith Great Britain Italy oday apparently determusf" to make France's appeal; the League of igainst Germany the basis- or all actions by the con- erence. As.Premier Plandin of France" aid' is Foreign Minister. Pierre lAval, iturped to their afternoon's Little Elm Case Taylor, with a companion, Morgan Tully, was charged in connection with a night shooting at the Little Elm Farm home of George and Eugene Smith in October, 1932. Tully was convicted on the charges and given a five-year term, a sentence which the Court of Criminal Appeals recently reversed on the grounds there had been in- suffcient evidence for conviction. Thursday morning defense attorneys filed a motion to sever the two cases and bring Tully to trial before Taylor. The motion was granted, whereupon County Attorney Judge Gambill filed a state's motion to dismiss the case against Tully. and this was also granted by Judge Ben Boyd. A defense motion to quash the Taylor case indictment was then filed and overruled. A motion to require the stale to list its witnesses was then filed and Gambill complied and shortly before noon was listing witnesses. Naval Awards to Lowest Bidders WASHINGTON, April Testimony that awards to private yards for naval construction under program financed by PWA funds "were in every case made to the lowest responsible and satisfactory bidder" was given the Senate Munitions Committee today by Henry L. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He joined Navy officials in deny'- ing the department had fostered or shut its eyes to asserted collusion among shipbuildings in offering of bids. Evidence that naval submarine Picking up chips to keep from freez- patents were placed in the hands Thjve of the "WomenVMis- tionary Society of the Methodist Tew at stanoir morning' day of President, Mrs. CUufe. ML of Paris vice presfctent, beth Cox of'DiOlM; secretary, Mrs. Virgil R. Walker of Vf A large number of additional delegates and visitors had arrived'and been seated when Dr. A. B. Old of Gainesville led the worship service. Miss Leta Wood sang, "I Life for Thee." Mis. F. Leach of Wichita Palls superintendent of work, reported and awarded certificates to each of those completing study work, to district, study superintendents. Mrs. Lee Morris of Chico reported for literature and publicity and Mrs. W. H. Johnson of Bridgeport for supplies. In a mission session devoted to conditions of Mexicans in their own country and In Texas Mlsa Lelia Roberts of Bonham spoke on "Per- iecuted Yet Always Brdoldng." Miss Roberts wa a in Mexico for 30 years-and was forced to icave there upon the uprising against religion. Lula Bell of Dallas spoke on "Mexican Mission-in the Lives of the People," showing what the mission is doing in Dallas by an illustrated folder distributed to the delegates. Senora a Mex ican woman, told of her conversion Worth and of the growing inilu ence of the Floyd Street Mission in Dallas, with which she is connect ed. A memorial services lor Mrs. E. Blair and Mrs. R. N. Boswell conducted by Mrs. Fred" Sharp'o Bridgeport, closed the morning ses (Continued on Three) of a private shipbuilder able to install them In foreign undersea craft was Introduced. It had previously been referred to. Windows Must Be Seen To Select Slogans Show windows must be seen to night by those who expect to'wh- in the slogan contest, which is to be a feature of the spring open ing for Denton. merchants. Imme diately following the downtown band concert, which is to begin a 7 anrj close at 8 o'clock, window, will be unveiled and letters in all the windows entered in the contes can be seen. Many of the stores have new gans and some have used more than one, it was pointed out. It will not be safe to guess at slogans which have been used in the past, it wa, stated, but to have a chance at th prizes, al participating were urgei to see al the windows and copy th letters printed in red. From these the winning slogans must be mad up. Contestants must turn their an swers in at the Record-ChronJcJ office before 10 p. m. tonight. Three disinterested judges will make tfw selections. The first three nearest correct answers will be awarded th prizes. Denton merchants Thursday reit crated their invitation to lie to visit their business. and the merchandise tonight. ey with Premier Mussolini, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDobald of Britain, and Foreign Secre- ary Sir John. Simon, the The fesue: How can peace be guaranteed in the face of German rearmament? The A General tectlre Vviritjr pact "opea all nations, including Germany; in'-. negotiated matcai sfetance to oppose any arxressor nation; an and-oat military alliance bracinr all wffttng to wcJd an Iran abort the reich, The conferring powers: Great Britain, France and Italy. The leading delegates: Fremier Mussolini of ItaljV Prime Mlpl'ter BaaM7 IWi 1 JMUl'- hltt eone Flandin France-. Piem French The- scene: laoia hta- Uric island in Lake near Stresa in Northern ed Press was authoritatively in- ormed that France believed the onference mvst squarely meet the issue caused by Germany's iolations of the military dames of Versailles Treaty' by her re- armament. it was explained, wants to discuss the situation, not on of Reichsfuehrer Hitler's announcement of rearmament March 16. but on the basis of Germany's violations of the Versailles Treaty. Fear Other Steps The French said they feared" that if Germany takes one illegal step she may take others, constantly increasing the size of her army and armaments. Prance apparently wants vigorous support fronT Great Britain, and Italy when the League ouncil meets April 15 and wants Germany to enter into negotiations for the limitation of armaments." noticeable of' Italian opinion from open irritation toward England's desire for a general 'pact including Germany rather than for an alliance against her was expressed in high Italian sources, this evening. Italian political'' cnarinels thought this might lead to the conclusion of a draft for such a since France already is regarded. as leaning toward Beginning two weeks before' the Stresa WMI to start, Italian officials and the Italian press expressed deep annoyance at England's refusal to join in concerted three-power action and at her desire to bring "Gerrniany into a general accord. The press campaign, always in the same tone, last suddenly veered Distension Fmaftg The Premiers of Great Britain, France and Italy went into, seclusion today lo discuss Europe's peace problems while the rest of the world looked on with varying emotiocs. since Paris peace had. there been a meeting between the heads of the three governments. The statesmen assembled amid a fog of dissension over their peace on Page OKLAHOMA: Fair, in extreme northwnt probaWy freextaff hi nortll tonfeht: Friday fair, and central EAST TEXAS: Gcwn) smKWhal cokkr, frost bi and extreme north portoM Friday fair, wanner faV Portion. fmk erly winds on the roapj WEST. TEX AS: Fak, cteniral ami frowt In north tonftrlit; FrUa? Mr.

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