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• '\'4' \ • > ' •"" • - -j - •• L ^ n I ' J ' 1* , , - • -• -,:.-' . ,. * s * -;*•. .. -,- j • •;, „ * . -^ .'• <•; -"' T . •-.'-.• '• L ^ * = --v 4 • 1 ' -.1 - ' - L r . -'' t ,-' ' *» «*•* • •^** _ F TwiccsA-Week Visitor The Semi-Weekly Morning Light oarrlee looaU state and world news into thousand! of rura) hornet In Navarro and turround- Ing counties twtce each week. Every worth* while Item of new* from every point U thoroughly covered* Momin* V , *• U Fifty Years of Service Seml-W«»kly Morning Ijght bM bMB an outstanding progreulv* newipapar, working 1 tot the advancement of the rural communities of Navarre and adjanent counties for more than rift; year*. Its suooaia la sound up with the growth of Rural 1U*. l! FU1L LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE ELVE VOL. UL COESICANA, TEXAS, FRIDAY. JANUARY NO. 125. •>\< * >" J . • :t^' n L ^ , J^^ •:<T ' Ti V . ' ^1*: ••' ' < • Jr I. .. 1 '-^ £ -$ •''-' ^4 -'$ r.«S ^ P-* - -•-*:•: © © © © © © © © © © © © T 000,000 WPA TO USE XT* HOUSE COMMITTEE I DISTRIBUTION FUNDS CONTENDS MANY ON VOTED AT MEETING OF ROLLS WRONGFULLY FOUNDATION'S BOARD FULL APPROPRIATIONS COM- OFFICERS TRUST ESTABLISH- *V V » ^ - -. \ '' i MITTEE ACCEPTS RECOM MENDATIONS FOR CUT WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. •The house appropriations committee, contending; that WPA rolls carry "l&ousands neither rightful- •ly^nor justifiably thereon," formally recommended to- .day a $725,000,000 appropriation to keep the relief agency going until Juno 30. The full .committee thus went along with a sub-committee in a revolt against the administration's spending p* tyrant. President Roosevelt had asked $875,000,000 for WPA but that figure, the committee said, "presages a continued degree of unemployment out of harmony with general recovery Indications." Four republican committeemen, asserting that "a national scandal requires Immediate action," went even farther. They said In a minority report that funds should be appropriated now on!;- to keep WPA operating until April 7. By '.hat date, they ^dded, there should >••> a basis for future conduct of relief activities, 'revamped and revised." "The minority," they said, "condemns the administration of relief which stands charged with waste and extravagance, with the scan£ ->dalous use for political purposes of ;.,5Woi?sy ,appronrl»T.e|i for those in need, and with the fostering of ubyersive propaganda against the "'Vernment itself," Mai-Admin IB tratlon of Funds They added, however, that they realized that the "unfortunate mal- administration of relief funds" should not be used as a penalty on those In distress at this time. Rep. Woodrum (D-Va) opened debate by contending WPA could drop 600,000 from Us rolls in the next five months because It expects private employment to Increase by 1,500,000. House leaders had arranged for debate to continue until tomorrow afternoon and said they would pi(sh the measure to passage by tqmor- rom night. Woodrum, In charge of the relief bill In the house, said he had recognized the necessity of meeting relief needs and stimulating recovery, "but I have never subscribed to that school of thought that lavish public spending was sound business Judgment or the way to economic stability." He said he felt congress was Inviting "national disaster to our economic structure" if it continued to pil eup expenditures beyond any hope of revenue to meet them. The . $875,000,000 requested by Mr. Roosevelt contemp 1 ted keeping an average of 2,870,000 persona on WPA rosters for tho five f . See WPA- FUNDS. Page 2. ED BY LATE F. N. DRANE ARE RE-ELECTED and The Board of Managing Trustees of Navarro Community Foundation, an unincorporated public charitable trust, established by the late Frank Neal Drane his associates on May 28, 1938, and endowed by gifts of property by Mr. Drane of an aggregate value of approximately $800,000.00, held their regular annual meeting at the directors' room at The State National Bank, Wednesday afternoon, with every member of tho board present. All trustees were re-elected, and the members of the board were divided, according to the constitution of the organization, into classes to serve for three, two and ono year terms. Those whose terms expire in January 1942 are: C. L. Jester, A. G. Elliott, E. W. Robinson, R. L, Wheelock and Thomas L. Tyson; those whose terms expire In January 1941 are: J. Odle Burke, Ralph W. Stell, Ben F. Blaokmon and W, T. McKee; those whose terms expire In January 1940 are: B. L. Davis, Sydney Marks, Dr. E. H. Newton and R. L. Hamilton. Jester U Chairman. Officers were re-elected as follows: C. t» 'Jester, chairman; A. G. Elliott, vice chairman; E. W. Robinson, executive secretary- ireasui«rj' Davis, Jestur and .Tyson, general counsel; and Messrs. Jester, Elliott, -Robinson, Burke and Tyson, executive committeemen, A general discussion was held as to carryng out the charitable objects and purposes of the Foundation in which all the members of the board expressed .themselves as feeling that, since the litigation involving the Foundation had been concluded, the Foundation should begin making disbursements t.o recognized charities In Navarro county. The executive See FOUNDATION, Page 9. Col. Ruppert Is Still Critically 111 on Thursday NEW YORK, Jan. 12.—(/P)—Tho condition of Col. Jacob Ruppert, owner of the world champion New York Yankee baseball team, remained unchanged today. _ The 71-year old multi-millionaire brewer and real estate operator, stricken with phlebitis and a liver ailment, slept quietly through the night. His personal physician, Dr. Otto Schedrtfeger, said last night there was no hope for Ruppert's recovery, ;. •: * )i '' t . :'\ ' f '. F , •>•;-;•• • * . TEXAS' MARY MARTIN PROVES SUCCESS NO TLASH-IN-PAN 1 BY STOPPING RADIO CITY SHOW BROAD mm ON TRADE AGREEMENTS MAY DE OPENED s^V. . i£t- :' Vfr--*\ &V-I " $4- T/f- i' -V ' "•£•<... WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Lines are being laid in congress ,. for what easily may become a ' broad assaUlt on the trade agreements policy by which the Roosevelt administration has tried to tff'j". ; > pry open foreign markets. $S;> *••;. - Secretary Hull's visit to the |p- •-\flenate finance committee tomor- 'iCv > r °w will open the way for a dls- icusalon of the whole policy, > though ostensibly that visit Is -;beirig made only to talk about '.the: trade treaty with Cuba, 'Besides republicans, some democrats and several of the farm organizations are assailing the rP'trajle agreements. Tho * changes proposed range from a complete ^repeal, to the simple restoration t i:of penate power to approve or disapprove 'the treaties worked out by fthe state department .' Almost a score of these treaties have bee* put into effect, setting ;nip : -/trade alliances with as many nations, They have been praised :-Jn rhany quarters, but each treaty \haa}. : produced Its own group of "dissatisfied Americans. The latter '9PJ$pla|n.,that every time the tar- lers are lowered on any commodity, that article Is jj}rpt3i|ht Into keener competition Utyr'ibmV American product. Hull's appearance before ' the J e cpmznUtae grows out of a report from Havana that nt had been reached the tariff on Cuban v I - ' i- ' i. » ••- -- ,- xT" n By JACK STINNETT NEW YORK, Jan. 12.—(;P)~For the second time In less than two months, Mary Martin, the little Texas songstress, "stopped the show" on Broadway last night. Making her New York night club debut before a "whoa* who" audience at the Rockefeler's swank night spot, the rainbow room, the auburn-haired singer proved her one-aong hit in the current musical "Leave It To Me" was no flash In the pan. A short while ago, tho young warbler from Texas was presenting her "Letter of Introduction" to persons on the fringe of Broadway with no success. Last night, among those who came to hear and stayed to congratulate were such notables of the atage, screen- and society as Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Marc Connelly, Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., Brenda Frazier, Jules Glazener, Vera Zorlna and Jack Whiting. Miss Martin's rise on Broadway has been the dizziest in many seasons. Unknown, except to limited radio audiences and friends In Weatherford, Texas; snubbed by Hollywood where she tried to crash. the movie gates, she came to New York In Goto- ber only to discover that the musica.1 In which she had been promised a Job Ijad boon abandoned. In a minor rdle In 'Leave It To Me" Miss Marftin'scored sensationally with a single song. As sudden as was her rise, It was not without tragedy. A few weeks ago f her father, a Texas attorney, died after A short illness. After three encores on her program last night, Miss Martin begged off on numerous pleas from the audience that eh6 • aing har hit song from the show. The, song is "My Heart Belongs *to ^^fc _JJ_||r - ^' . ^^ - * *• • --;,: v, .. -r •'•!-• • - V - - - --.-• DGE AFTER GOING OUT OF CONTROL X ¥ --- -. \ '-•-'--. -,\ '.' r h r f t. <•:- x , . '"••'•: v* *)* The freighter ,Waukegan crashed into this highway bridge across the Chesapeake and Delaware canal at St. Georges, Del., causing a large part of tho bridge to collapse. One man was .trapped in the dabrls and drowned. Another leaped Into the water and was saved. The ship's prow was stove in by the impact with the structure which was the same as the upright structure on the right hand side of the stream until it was struck by the ship. ftV'f*-*- " ' -. - ' - • TS*tjl«J.. II - V - ' •/*»"• . -"- feVp v..:v-c v '/ : , - ' Paddy; 1 :• . - - .. - - ( •-../. ,\ SK^-ST • ?n % *.t i - •- • - ' -- - "• ' ™ .: « .->**.' v ,•. > (W^n-*-- 1 •' .'• •••-• -:•'•"•*• -•:-•!--• v\ :•.-•"-•• & .-, .'•>--•. •• •, :-V:?", ;•.:*'';!:••.- QUIET REIGNED IN LATIVE DALLS OF TEXAj CAPITOL LAWMAKERS AWAIT INAUGURATION TO LEARN PLANS OF NEW GOVERNOR AUSTIN, Jan. 12,—(>P)—The house of representatives decided today to build a brass rail around member's desks In the hope of making procedure almost as orderly as that in the senate. Proponents of the resolution adopted 109 to 26, said the need was urgent because the general public "with some reason," was calling the house a "three-ring circus" and "the biggest show on earth." They added that one cause of the senate decorum was that tho upper chamber had a railing and admittance within It was strictly limited. "Wo never can have as much order as the senate," said Representative Morris of Greenville, the resolution's author, "because we have a larger body. However we can improve conditions considerably by keeping wives and non-working employes outside the rail." The proposal gave advocates of rigid economy their first opportunity to warn against Increased appropriations. They argued the people of Texas wanted governmental economy above everything else. "I'm against anything that costs a dime," said Rep. W. E. Pope of Corpus ChristI, dean of the legislature. "Besides what hurts this state is not too little action by the legislature because of confusion but too much action every two years." First Termer Reese Turner of Cameron was another who opposed the resolution on grounds of economy; He also voiced doubts that the rail would reduce noise. The veteran Homer Leonard of McAllen, speaking for tho resolution, told his colleagues ttvt "you can't expert people who have set In the house gallery In past years to have much respect for the house." Representative Harrell -of Smlthvllle added that "people say See LEGISLATURE, Pago 9. L CORSICANA PARTY ATTENDS MEETING WACO JR. CHAMDER About 25 Corslcana citizens made up a party which attended the regular weekly meeting of the Waco Junior Chamber of Commerce at the Hotel Raleigh at noon Thursday. The Corslcanans o'clock and were edge of Waco by a host club members escort. The visitors supplied the program for the day which Included musical numbers by the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce quartet composed of Messrs W. B. Waddell, E. E. Burkbart, Norman G. Hardln and M. A. Spurgeon, with Miss Carolyn Megar- Ity aa accompanist; accordion numbers by Misses Marilyn and Patsy Reecq, and a, talk by George H, Brown. The local delegation was headed by Chairman Ralph R. Brown and Included, W. . M. Spear, F. H, Harvey, Jr., J, F. "Speedy" Adams, J. S. Halley, Rev,>.p. W, Reece, Fred V, Blu- oher; 11^ A. PurJtey, John.-' R, W. Knight and others. loft at 10 met at the group of the and a police !- -\ \ •"T 1 . 1' . Allreds Moving rom Mansion to Home In Houston AUSTIN, Jan. 12.—</P>—ThU • ts jnoving day at th* governor's mansion. A van rolled up the drive, took on boxes, barrels and furniture —personal property of the James V. Allreds—and pulled out for Houston, It was the beginning of tho end of four years of life In the gracious old building for the retiring governor and his family. Mrs. All red went to Houston to supervise unpacking but will return Monday to arrange the traditional poat-lnaupuraUon luncheon Tuesday for the W. Lee O'Danlols. Tuesday afternoon she, the governor, Jim Boy, 9, David, 4, and Sam Houston, almost 2, will move permanently to the South Texas city where the governor will begin his duties as a federal district judge as soon as the national senate approves his nomination by President Roosevelt. PARLIAMENT OF HUNGARY OPENED AMIDST TROUBLES BUDAPEST, Jan. 12.— . . llamcnt began a now session with the opposition in an Increasingly rebellious * mood against Premeir Beta Imrcdi on the allegation the premier wns moving toward a "Fascist distatorshlp." The sesnlon Was expected to furnish a new test of Imredra strength In the midst of the delicate siUmion oroaed by border incidents with Czecho-Slovakla ovor territory awarded to Hungary following the Munich agreement. The opposition forced Imredl'B resignation last Nov. 23, but later grudgingly gave him sufficient support to enable him to resume the premiership. Charges against Imredl were that ho is planning abolition of parties in favor of a one-party fascist system. Hungary's firmness toward Czecho-Slovakla as a result of the border troubles brought a lessening of criticism of Imredl'a foreign policy, but domesticated policies, including a proposed law for control of Jews,- alienated many of his former supporters. Religious Groups May Be Downfall Of Nazi Regime , __... __.—</P)—Former Chancellor He in rich Bruenlng of Germany, now a lecturer at Harvard, looks for religious groups eventually to overthrow the Nazis "but perhaps not for 10 years." "Nothing has done the Nazi regime more harm than the persecution of tho Jews," ho told the Unitarian club .here. "I believe the resistance to4t is very widespread and even within the ranks of the Nazi party. The former chancellor, who had been leader of the now-outlawed CatholJo center party, became a voluntary exile from Germany In May, 1934, when Chancellor Hitler gained absolute control of the government CHAMBERLAIN AND MUSSOLINI FAILE MAKE COMMITMENTS GENERAL EUROPEAN SURVEY HOWEVER, DECLARED BEEN COMPLETED ROME. Jan. 12.—(#)—The premier of Britain and Italy concluded their formal conversation on the future of Europe late today, and British sources said no new commitment had been made on either side. Tho aeries of appeasement talks for which Prime Minister Chamberlain came to Rome yesterday onded with a 75-mInute confer- once In Premier Mussolini's office. A spokesman for Chamberlain said the conferees "continued and satisfactorily finished tho job begun yesterday, that of a general European survey, and each side concluded by stating Its position and understanding that of the other." ROME, Jan. 12.— (&)— Prime Minister Chamberlain's efforts to obtain from Premier Mussolini some Indication of the European dictators' 1939 purposes wero resumed late today when tho British and Italian premiers met at the palazzo Venezla. Members of Chamberlain's par- See ITALIAN-BRITISH, Page 2. Trinity River Is Threatening Ab ou t Liberty Tho river four Inches between 8 a, LIBERTY, Jan. 12.— (/P)— Steadily falling rain swelled tho Trinity River to near flood proportions in the Liberty section today, weather observers forecast- Ing floods if rain continues. has risen five feet, the 24-hour span , Wednesday and 8 a. m. today, U. S. Weather Observer T. E Lewis reported. Water backed into the lowlands but no losses to cattle or other livestock had been reported. The lowlands between Liberty and Dayton, on the Houston-Beaumont highway, were fast filling but no danger had been reported to the highway. Pulp wood barges at Moore's crossing were prepared to ride out a possible flood stage. The seven inch rain of yesterday was followed by an overnight fall> of 2.6 Inches. LIBERTY, JanT 12.— (#>— Residents of this Southwest Texas town watched tbe Trinity river apprehensively today as it rose slowly as the result of heavy rains in this section. The 7.4 Inches precipitation of Tuesday night brought a rise of more than a foot and a half as the rjver swirled above the 6-foot mark last night with the current showing a steady Increase. United States weather observer T. E. Lewis said tho river threat would remain doubtful for 24 to 36 hours. Hundreds of acres of land wore under water In the Trinity lowlands south of here with water three feet deep In some places. No livestock losses have yet been reported, however, Waters from choked drain culverts In Liberty were pouring into the lowlands to bring new threats Creeks and small streams wore swollen and overflowing. Waters that covered the south Liberty oil field road were receding* Wi e ee 1 Chief Died In Manhattan Thursday Morning V — — — T At one time $50,000,000 for i the Bethlehem Discussing tho wife, whom ho with his took Into NEW YORK, Jan. 13;— w Mrs. Charles M. Schwab, wife the steel magnate and* philanthropist, died early today at her Manhattan homo. Mrs. Schwab, who was in her late 70's had been in ill health for some time. She was the former Emma Eurana Dinkey, or Loretto, Pa., and was married to Schwab In 3883. Schwab, modest In his success, often credited his wife when he was praised for some accomplishment. he was offered i half Interest in Steel Company, proposal always his confidence, he said: "That is a big sum. Half of what I have Is yours. What shall we do? If wo sell your share invested at five per cent it will bring you an income of more than $100,000 a month for tho rest of your life." "We wouldn't sell for five times that much," Mrs. Schwab replied. "What would I do with the money and what would you do without your work?" Mrs. Schwab had been a virtual invalid for several years, anu their Riverside Drive Salon where groat artists of the muslo world and the theater once gathered was closed. Death came In the Schwab's 73rd Street home. Just off Riverside Drive. Mrs. Schwab, who was 79, suffered a heart attack Christmas day. Her condition grew gradually worso until her collapse early this morning. At her bedside were her husband, her sister, Mrs. Marshall Ward, and Mrs. Paul Walters, a niece. The death of Mrs. Schwab brought to an end a happy union which started with her marriage S5 years ago in a small Pennsylvania town where Schwab, then an obscure workman, was employed In ono of Andrew Carne- gics' steel mills. BIG DECREASE IN AMOUNT COTTONSEED CRUSHED RECENTLY WASHINGTON, Jan, 12.— The census bureau reported today cottonseed crushed In the ' five- month period, Aug. 1 to Deo. 31, totaled 2,628,164 tons, compared with 3,612,784 in tho corresponding period a year ago, and cottonseed on hand at mills Dec. 31 totaled 1,352,904 tons, compared with 1,671,696 a year ago. Cottonseed products manufactured In the five month period and on hand Dec.. 31 were reported as follows: Crude oil produced, 808,824,827 pounds, compared with 1,092,903,305 in the corresponding period a year ago, and on hand 175,376,976 pounds, compared with 200,943,424 a year ago. Refined oil produced '614,300,589 pounds, compared with 806,588,634, and on hand 563,794,479 pounds, compared with 450,728,833. Cake and meal produced 1,173,073 tons, compared with 1,605,813 and on hand 313,348 tons, compared with 194,224. Hulls produced 680,794 tons, compared with 923,756, and on hand 180,279 tons, compared -with 122,490. , Llnters produced 636,307 running bales, compared with 820,019 and on hand 535,258 running bales compared with 396.217, FRANKFURTER GETS PRESIDENT ASKED -* * APPROVAL FOR PIACE CONGRESS FOR OVER ON SUPREME COURT HALF BILLION FUNDS MUST NOW GO TO FULL COM- NEW REQUESTWOULD BOOST MITTEE AND THEN COME NEW DEFENSE BUDGET TO BEFORE SENATE within a then will Harvard WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. (ff) — Felix Frankfurter's nomination for the supreme court was approved today by a senate judiciary subcommittee. The nomination now goes to the full judiciary committee for expected action few days. The senate pass on It. Frankfurter, liberal law professor was named to succeed the lato Benjamin Cardozo. The committee approval came after Frankfurter had Just appeared In person before the senate aubcommlttee. Senator Borah (R-Idaho) first of the aubcommlttee members to leave the J executive session, said the vote approving Frankfurter was unanimous. Senator McCarran (D-Nev) did not attend, Tho executive session, although he was present earlier In the day and questioned Frankfurter. The nominee testified that he had supported the rights of Ku Klux Klan members and Nazi sympathizers to enjoy constitutional guarantees of free, speech and free assembly. The 56-year-old Harvard law professor gave' hl« testimony at judjnlary sub-committee oh MB nomination lor the supreme court. He outlined his connection with the American Civil Liberties Union and . said he conslstcnly had insisted that all should receive equal rights under the constitution. Frequently lifting a long forefinger to emphasize a point, Frankfurter said the union frequently had consulted him on "major issues." Ku Klux Klan. Under questioning by Senator Borah (R-Ida) he continued; "Some ttmo ago a question arose when members of the Ku Klux Klan attempted to hold a mass meeting and parade In my neighboring city of Boston and See FRANKFURTER,"page 2. R. L. Wheelock Is Renamed President Petroleum Council DALLAS, Jan. 12,— </P)— R. L. Wheelock, Corslcana independent oil opnrator, was re-elected presir dent of the Texas Petroleum Count- cil at a meeting of the organization held hove today. Wheelook has headed the council for several years and has taken an active part In tbe conservation program sponsored by the organization. - - TOTAL $1,661,553,000 /WASHINGTON, aJn. 12. #)—President Roosevelt presented a $552,000,000 national defense program to congress today with the warning- that "our existing forces are so utterly inadequate they must be immediately strengthened." Ho recommended the vast sum of $525,000,000 for the army and navy and for training- civilian air pilots. In addition ho aekod $27,-* 000,000 to establish an "adequate peace garrison" for the Panama Canal zone. "Devoid of all hysteria," Mr. Roosevelt told congress In a message rend by clerks in each house, "this program is but tho minimum of requirements." The total request for new funds, not all of which would be spent in one year, would lift the recently- submitted military budget to $1,681,568,000—largest by far of any peace-time outlay. Urging speedy action by congress. • Mr. Roosevelt asked a total*" of $450,000,000 for tho army. $65,000,000 for tho navy and 810,000,000 for training of civilian air pilots, ' Most of the money—$300,000,000 of that allotted to tho army and $21,000,000 of tho navy's allocation, —would go to tho upbuilding o£ America's air fleet. Specifically, tMr,- RooMVf.lt advocated. an - inmiodlatKsb: inci'easfe of at l&aet 3,000 pfcifea .$o£'; the army. .' X %v ..^ War Not Intimated , Asserting his recommendation,* • did not "remotely intimate" participation in another war on European Boll not any thought o£ agw gresslon, the president said: "Nevertheless, as tho executive head of the government, I am compelled to look facts in tho face. "We have a splendid asset in the quality of our manhood. But without modern weapons, and without adequate training, the men, however splendid tho type, would bo hopelessly handicapped If we wero attacked. Tho young men of this nation should not bo compelled to take tho field with antiquated weapons. * * * "I trust, therefore, that the congress will quickly act on this emergency program for the strengthening of tho defense of the United States. , Had Year to Prepare Mr. Roosevelt said that after entry into the world war the United States "had more than a year of absolute peace at home without any threat of attack on this continent" to prepare Ita fighting forces. "Calling attention to these facts," the President said, "does not remotely intimate that the congress or the President have See DEFENSE, Page 2. LITIGATION EXPECTED CLARIFY RIGHTS OF STRIKING EMPLOYES COMES BEFORE SUPREME COURT - *- -j-* »hiv ,>•:*! -1 r 1' 1*1 *.' W. .' J I*; .' C* . vj, '- *$ t --&: -• *-v "*5! '••4 •M •:'':!$ L ' i :' i'A .; v.vji *fl • ^""^ * > C 'S - L 34 f ,;,n^ i?* 'fy '-V- " mt-'ff * *-< v Z •1$ *r - Srfci • _-/ •f ..." ". , ?& '$$ :;T.J "^ "-}'. V '>- I' -'I - ' • \ if. 1 '--*> .;f- i ^< ':w < -. :•, i • •'!•". • .' r -« - -fr* *'*'*Wj •'•£ - •'#* -" 'jv ft ••'l';-4 *;^j '• 'r J5 -."• '$ ' .;£ '•*% ^-v!. ** ..->1 " ••''•! , » VJi *>'•'!$ •W f.m m r - •J't - -Ifcf *m i --. - i m *fc-r* WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Litigation expected to clarify the rights of striking employes under the Wagner labor act came before the supremo court today for argument. Three cases were involved, and tho labor board had lost all of them In circuit courts. Tho first case grew out of a labor board order directing reemployment of 250 workmen by the Columbian Enameling and Stamping Company, Inc., of Terre Haute, Ind. The federal circuit court at Chicago held that, tho men had gone on strike In 1935 while under contract not to do so and thereby had severed their employment relations. This, tho circuit court added, ended all obligation of the company to bargain collectively with union representatives. The labor board, however, contended tho men retained the statue of em- ployes. In the second case, tho circuit court at Chicago upheld the con. tentlon of the Fansteol Metallurgical Corporation of North Chicago that It had a right to discharge employes who seized two key buildings In 1937 and held them for nlno days. The labor board contended tho sit-down resulted from the company's refusal to bargain collco- tlvoly, ^wlth the men and that it was narred from dismissing them. The third case involved a labor board ,order directing the Sands Manufacturing Company of Cleveland to reinstate 48 employes. The circuit court said the company had "sincerely* attempted over a long period" to negotiate differences with a labor union and had suspended negotiations only after the union had taken action. '*Trtiioh In effect -wasequiv- to a strike." SPANISH INSURGENT FORCES THREATENED ISOLATE LOYALISTS - H .1 I '**v - —j* ^. -t&Tt -.f-m '«ff .:m :-•:** -•.?3 ••:&• '$ L _ » M ty ">f, ^ '"'i ,$ 'J* \: -" 1 HENDAYE, France, (At The Spanish Frontier, ffan. 12.— ^P)r- Spanish Insurgent forces, already* In sight of tho Mediterranean, gathered momentum today th their downhill drlvo toward Tarragona, threatening to Isolate government troops to the south. Generalissimo Francisco Fran- M J • • co's men were ' reported advancing southward from Mountblanch, gateway to Tarragona, which fell Into insurgent hands- late yesterday after a combined drive by four supporting columns -had wwept aside government resistance around tho little city of 5.000 population. At tho same tlmo General Juan ague's Moroccan troops wont Into action In the long-dormant sector east of Moro do Ebro. Insurgent officials said that during tho past 20 days of fight* Ing their armies had occupied V 200 square miles of territory, taken more than 125 villages and/ captured more than 30,000 prig- oners. Meanwhile, In Southwestern Spain government forces canUn uod their offensive, asserting they were approaching the rail* road which connects Seville, assorting they were approaching the railroad which connects Se vllle, Southern headquarters the Insurgents, with Burgoa, their, northern capital, ^ in 1 -- '*» f jii 'M • t "Ml -. 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