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Twfc«.A-Week Visitor The Semi-Weekly Morning Light carries local, state and world newt Into thousands of rural homes In Navarro and surrounding counties twice each week. Every worthwhile Item of news from every point Is thoroughly covered. FU1L LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE ««':/ Year, e .. ..-il-WMklj Morning Light baa b«ea an outstanding progressive newspaper, working (or the advancement of the rural communities of Navarre and adjacent ooua- ties for more than fifty years. Its success it oound up with the growth of Rural Ufa, VOL. UL CORSICANA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1939. — TWELVE PAGES NO. 134. HOT FIGHT ON HUNTER OPENED ® ® ® ® ® ® ® ® HOUSE MEMBERS URGED PENSION PLAN LIBERALIZATION FOR OLD AGE ASSISTANCE WANTED BY FEB. 27 ATTEMPT INSTRUCT COM< MITTEE TO REPORT, HOWEVER, FAILS TWO-THIRDS AUSTIN, Feb. 16.—W— More than half the members of the house told the state affairs committee to^ay they wanted a report ,'bn some old age- pensions liberalization bill by February 27 but the vote fell a little short of the two-thirds majority' required to instruct the committee. The attempt to Instruct, made by Rep. J. Bryan Bradliury of Abilene, failed on a vote of 83 ayes and 48 nays. Bradbury said he believed the legislature first should determine its pension pay- Ing policy, then would know how much In new taxes would have to be raised. The young Abilene veteran pointed out that the legislative session was almost one-third over yet the state affairs committee had not sent any pension bill to the floor. Other members called his attention to the fact other commlttcs had stared hearings on a proposed consltutlonal amendment in which new taxes and bigger pensions were combined. Rep. Abe Mays of Atlanta asked Brabury if he did not know that two 'committees were considering a constitutional amend. ment which "would stipulate ;who -u. ,wlll receive pensions and how the money will be obtained. Mays was referring to Governor W. Lee O'Daniel's transactions tax program. "That's right," Brabury coun- 'tered, "but since you're sponsor- t«» 11 __j j I. ._.. _ . ing it and about it, 'I don't know much don't know that It ever will come out of committee." 'Mays admitted he did not have a thorough knowledge of the plan but denied he was sponsoring it. Rep. Ross Hardin .of Prairie Hill said he believed the legislature should consider a proposed constitutional amendment instead of a bill as desired by Bradbury. "Let's let the people settle this \ pension and tax question," f urged. he Transaction Tax Argument Is Hot AUSTIN, Feb. 16.—(/P)—O 1 d folks roosted In the house gallery again today and peered into an arena boiling with argument over Gov. W. Lee O'Daniel's Idea to pay their monthly pensions—the controversial transactions tax. Neatly printed placards mounted on sticks they grasped voiced their opinions: "We want the transactions tax plan enacted now." The strange band of tattered oldsters—some In overalls—women, babes-ln-arms and negroes marched down Congress avenue yesterday, up the capltol steps See LEGISLATURE, Page 8 BRANDEIS GOES FOR RIDE Justice Louis D. Brandels, accompanied by his wife, is shown as he made his first public appearance following his retirement from the supreme court. He Is leaving his apartment for an automobile ride In Washington. Four Bandits Get Estimated $27,000 In'Bold Robbery NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 16 — (/P) —Four ' bandits, all of them armed and wearing dark glasses, held up two bank messengers and their police guard today as the three men emerged from the post- office here and escaped In an automobile with $27,000 In payroll funds. Three of the bandits attacked Sergeant John Toothill, 65, wrapping his clothing about him to prevent use of his pistol, then slugged him on the head with a blackjack. The other -gunman seized the two pouches from the messengers, employes of the City National Bank, and ran to the car. His companions followed. NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 16.—(/P) —Four bandits held up two bank messengers and a policeman today and escaped with an estimated $35,000 after firing at the officer, then slugging him with -a pistol butt. The messengers and their guard had just got the currency, intena- ed for the City National Bank, from the postoffice when on the street outside four men alighted from an automobile and commanded "give us that money." Two of the bandits . snatched the mopey, contained in a leather pouch, from the messengers while two others set upon the policeman. During the struggle one of the gunmen fired a shot at the officer but' it missed Its mark. A fifth man stayed behind the car wheel. FARMERS MAY NOW SWAP WHEAT * FOR WIRE OR FARM EQUIPMENT IN BARTER PLAN OF GERMANY COUNCIL OF HIGH SPANISH OFFICERS DISCUSSING PEACE DEADLOCK BETWEEN THOSE WISHING PEACE AND THOSE WISHING FIGHT ON PARIS, Feb. 16.—(/P)—Peace or more war In Spain appeared today to depend on the council of high officers of the Spanish republic. • The first parley, between the moderate wing of the Spanish government suing for peace with the Insurgents and the die-hards trying to carry on the civil war, ended last night in deadlock. Further talks were anticipated. , At the Spanish embassy Man- 1 uel Azana, self-exiled but still v. president of Spain, held out for .Jpeaoe, fv The 'Madrid Foreign minister, Julio Alvarez Del Vayo, arrived by plane yesterday from Madrid to apt for Premier Juan Negrln, ..who'wants a continuance of the Li war. • * • Spanish quarters understood Del Sea SPANISH, Page 8 WASHINGTON, Feb. 16,— (IP)— If John Farmer wants to make a pure, barter arrangement with Germany to swap his wheat for barbed wire or a theshing machine all he now has to do Is to communicate with the nearest German consul. In due time his wheat probably will turn into the threshing machine. Farmer co-operatives In the midwest are -reported negotiating actively with the German government, through representatives here, for barter of lard and wheat for farm machinery and Implements, barbed wire and poultry netting. John Farmer tells the German consul: "I have 10,000 busuhels of wheat which I value at $8,500. I could use some farm machinery and poultry netting. What Is your price?" The consul replies: "Our price Is considerably above that in the United States. However, we will give you a price for your wheat 30 per cent higher than that paid In the United States. In - that way you will come out even." John must also take Into account the tariff he might have to pay on the goods from Germany. There Is no duty on most farm machinery and low duty on barbed wire and wire netting. The duty is paid on the basis of the wholesale price In Germany and See BARTER, Fags 7. PRUDENT USE ALL ENERGY RESOURCES URGEIHN REPORT PRESIDENT "SUBMITS FINDINGS OF COMMITTEE TO CONGRESS" THURSDAY WASHINGTON Feb. President Roosevelt submitted to congress for Its consideration today a national resources committee report proposing policies, Investigations, and legislation to carry forward a broad national program for "prudent utilization and conservation of the nation's energy resources." In *a special message the President said national policies con corning coal, oil, gas and water power "must recognize the availability of all of them," instead of prescribing separate policies for each, "Some federal legislation affecting the energy resources will expire at the end of this fiscal year, other legislation at the end of a few more years," Mr. Roosevelt said. "This report sets forth a useful frame of reference for legislative programs affecting these resources and illustrates another approach to the systematic husbandry of our natural resources. Specific recomemndatlons are advanced for solution of the most pressing problem." "There must be adequate and continuing planning and provision for studies which will reflect the best technical experience available, as well as full consideration for both regional and group interests," he said. Have Most Energy. Mr. Roosevelt said the United States uses more energy per capita than any other nation and "our scientists tell us there will be a progressively ^increasing demand for energy for all purposes." 'Our energy resources are not inexhaustible," -he asserted, "yet we are permitting waste in their use and production. In some instances, to achieve apparent economics today futmV generations will be forced to carry the burden of unnecessarily high costs and to substitute inferior fuels for particular purposes. "National policies concerning See .CONSERVATION, pTge 8 Engineer, Porter Fast Passenger Train Killed AMORY, Miss., Feb. 16.— (#>— The Sunnyland, fast Frisco passenger train, collided headon with a northbound freight train at Quhicy, nine miles each of here early today. E. L. Buren, Frisco agent here' said George W. Bowers of Birmingham, engineer of the Sunnyland, and Laddie Ivy, porter, were killed. Thn Gllmore Sanitarium at Amory issued a list of seven who were treated for injuries there. R. L,Dunn, Cordova, Ala., and Mao Jones, Blrmlngram, Ala., con- duster on the passenger train, were In serious condition Attendants said the seven" 'probably would remain in the hospital for treatment. Doctors there said the yhad treated "two or three" oners for, minor Injuries. CLAIMED PRESIDENT OVERRODE CHIEF OF STAFFJJ. S. ARMY PERMITTED "FRENCH TO BUY '100 LATEST TYPE OF AMERICAN BOMBERS WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. — (fP) — Members disclosed today the senate military committee had received testimony President Roosevelt overrode specific objections from General Malin Craig, army chief of staff, to permit a French air mission to buy 100 Amerlcan-niade bombing planes of the latest type. Secretary Morgenthau told the committee, Senator Austin (R-Vt) said, that the president had overruled Craig's objections after a conference with Morgenthau, Craig and the secretary of the navy. Craig objected, Austin said the testimony disclosed, that If the French were permitted to purchase planes being produced for army use this might Interfere with the army's procurement of necessary planes In time to meet requirements under the administration's new defense program. Craig also said, Austin reported, that the French plane deal might deprive the army entirely of the Douglas light bombers. Seek Quick Action On Defense Program WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.— (£•)— The senate military committee sought today to clear the way for -quick action on President Roosevelt's defense program by winding up Its stormy investigation of the sale of American-made warplanes to France. At the' same time, testimony taken yesterday from army officials was being prepared for See DEFENSE, Page 9 DITLER AMBASSADOR TO VATICAN GIVES CARDINALS_WARMNG NEW POPE TO PLAY IMPORTANT PART IN DEVELOPMENT NEW WORLD, HE SAYS ARCTIC COLD SPREAD OVER EAST IN WAKE OF FREAKWEATHER MORE THAN DOZEN LIVES LOST IN EASTERN HALF OF UNITED .STATES By The Associated Press. Arctic cold spread over the East today in the wake of freak weather conditions that claimed at least 13 lives in the Eastern half of the United States. Abating winds that had reached a 81-mile-an-hour intensity yesterday ended the threat of serious floods along sections of New England coast. Snow and swiftly dropping temperatures accompanied the storm as it moved eastward from the Midwest, freezing rain-swept highways but lowering the flood menace in the upper Ohio valley. Effect of rainfall in the lower valley, still unreached by the flooded Ohio's crest, remained doubtful. Red cross officials prepared to move many families. • Gales which struck the mid- south yesterday left two dead In Alabama. Five persons died in three auto <-»ccidents In central Pennsylvania attributed to blinding snow and slippery roads. Other accidents coat two lives In New Jersey, and two brothers drowned when a ramp wag swept away at Elmira, N. Y. • .- . Snow to depths of six and eight Inches covered Western New York State and Jent ''-small streams brimming their banks. New England, harrassed by rain gales, lightening, fog, and abnormal tides, looked forward to more snow. Floods Inundated bottomland In Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, where the Red Cross was caring for refugee in three communities. Crowder, a town of about 500, was surrounded by water and residents could reach the outside world only by telephone and boat. PADUCAH, K., Feb. 16.—(/P)— The Ohio river and Its tributaries VATICAN CITY, Feb. 16.— Reichsfuehrer Hitler's ambassador to the Holy See informed the College of Cardinals today the new pope they are to choose would play an important role In the development of a new world. The- ambassador,- Diego Von Bergen, spoke when he led the diplomatic corps, of which he is dean, to call upon the cardinals for formal presentation of condolences on the death of Pope Pius XI. He expressed hope the new world he mentioned would be built peacefully "on the ruins of the past." He reminded the cardinals of their responsibility in naming a See CARDINALS, Page 8 See COLD WEATHER, Fags 8 Gold Wave Moves Into Texas From Northwest Area DALLAS, Fob. 16.— {IP)— Button up your overcoats. The weather bureau here today reported a mild cold wave moving on Texas from the North Pacific. The temperature will drop to freezing in Dallas tonight, with slightly below freezing in the Panhandle. The cold will extend south of Dallas tomorrow. Livestock warnings have been issued for northwest portions of East Texas and north portions of the Panhandle, but the weather bureau said the cold would not be severe. BILL HURRIEDLY PASSED BY CONGRESS DURING ROOSEVELT COURT FIGHT GETS RESULTS WASHINGTON, Feb. 16—VP>— < A bill that the house buried somewhat prematurely in 1B35 has become the medium through which President Roosevelt Is transform- Ing the supreme court. That measure, which the house rejected, was enacted in a hurry In 1937 during Mr. Roosevelts fight to reorganize < the court. It gave supreme court justices the right to retire at full pay when they become»70 years old If they have been on the bench ten years. Death and retirement have • removed two of the administration supporters on the court—Justices Cardozo and Brandels—but retirement under the 1937 act has taken off the bench • two others whom the- administration called conservatlces—Justices Sutherland and Van DeVanter. The "three members who thus far have been named by Mr. Roosevelt—Justices Black, Reed and Frankfurter—have been stout advocates of new deal policies before they were appointed. The man to be picked for the vacancy caused by -Justice Bran- .dels retirement is virtually certain to be of similar mind. The fact that the move for change In the method ->f retirement arose two years before Mr. Roosevelts contest with congress over the court 'gives an indication Sea SWREMBICOURT," Page 8 Congress Doings By the Associated Press LEAD FROM LAKE MEANS LIVING For 27 years trapshooters have stood on the edge of Sloan's Lake in North Denver shooting clay pigeons. Now Daniel Winters (left) and HaroldJRoberts are dredging up lead pellets from the lake bottomland getting $85 a ton for them. . . ,.."' /.; ?>'••• GROUP EAST TEXAS SENATORS DENOUNCE Hltf AY APPOINTMENT MOST BITTER ATTACK ON ACTION OF GOVERNOR SINCE INAUGURATION AUSTIN,~Feb. 16.—W —A group of senators from East Texas in scathing language today denounced appointment of J. 'C. Hunt* er of Abilene as state high* way commissioner by W. Lee O'Daniel and indicated a fight against confirmation would be waged. In rapid succession, senator* arose and criticised the governor'! action as bad public policy 'and an Insult to East Texas. One termed the governor s, 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," another charged he was not cooper* attng with the legislature but was trying to create a breach and "make war" on legislators. A third asserted all Texa* had "been slapped In the face." Still another, fiery Joe Hill of Henderson, charged the governor' had "deliberately misled the people of Texas." He asserted the chief executive was a "demagogue, double barreled hyproctte, wind, jammer and -political liar." ,First to spring to the govern* or's defense was Sen. Wllbourna Collie 'ofnEastland who .said Hun-< ter, was .one of the really V'bjf men of,Jjftas",.'and sectional 1 should wSHPM .considered in TODAY Senate. Considers miscellaneous bills. Military committee recalls secretaries Morgenthau and Woodrlng on French plane transaction. Monopoly committee quizzes Charles D. Hllles, former republican party leader, on Insurance • directorates. Naval committee considers ml- nlr defense measures. " House. Debates appropriation for congressional offices. Ways and means committee hears old-age pension advocates. Naval committee considers naval base In Southeastern United States, Banking committee studies expansion of mortgage Insurance for Federal Housing administration. Labor committee considers bill to make CCC permanent. Postoffice committee debates bill to broaden penalties for/transmitting threateneng communications. Yesterday. House passed major part of President's defense program. House Naval committee approved $68,000,000 fiaval .air base: bill. GENIAL TEXAS „ DENTISTS MEET IN QUARTERLY SESSION CORSICANA HOST TO QUARTERLY MEETING OF SIXTH DISTRICT SOCIETY , Thirty-five Central Texas 'dentists met in Corslcana Wednesday for the quarterly meeting of the Sixth District Dental Society. Dr. J. O, Hall of Waco was clinician for the meeting. Dr. Hall spoke on "General Dentistry." After the general meeting the society assembled in executive session for the election of officers. Officers remained the same for the new year with Dr. H. M. Martin of Mexla elected president; Dr. G. R. Ritchie, of Itasca, vice-president; and Dr. Joe Kubala of Hubbard, secretary- treasurer. The society voted to include Henderson and Anderson counties In the district and Brazos county was dropped. Dr. Jack McKlnney of Corsl- cana was elected an honorary member. The society made plans for the meeting of the State Dental Society in Fort Worth. Dentist present Included Doctors G. L. Smith, Waxahachle; D. M. Colquitt, Waxahachle; Frank McKennon, Waxahachle; C. C, Cook, .Waxahachle; D. W. Ostrander, Waxahachie. Doctors John H. Swindle, Charles H. Russell, S. A, Braley, James Hall, Paul G. Spencer, Joe Falson, J. W. Hallovant, all from Waco. Hlllsboro was represented by Doctors C. H. Schlatt, J. R. McCullogh, Henry GUI, John L. Harmon. Dr. H. J. Williams, Midlothian; C. A. McMurray, Ennis; H. W. Hoffer, Kerens; H. M, Martin, Mexla; Ray Leambn, Mexla; Dick R. Lane. Groesbeck; Joe Kubula, Hubbard; M. G. McHoeen, Fairfield; J. D. Holland, Frost; G. R. Ritchie, Itasca. ' Corslcana was represented by Doctors Trim Houston, A. W. Rogers, H. B. Love, Fred B. Owen, Harry Ezell, and Jack Mc- Klnney. Double Murder And Suicide In Ohio Tragedy MANSFIELD, O., Feb. 16.—(/P) —Expressing belief it was a case of doubule murder and suicide, Coroner Hugh C. Wlnblgler continued today an Investigation of the butcher knife slaying of Mr. and' Mrs. John Woerth and their beautiful, 25-year-old daughter, Loretta, The bodies,' throats' slashed, were found in the Woerth home last night. Chief of Police Meade K. Bates said examination of the home Indicated Woerth slew his wife first, and sharpened the weapon before killing his daughter and himself. ' Bates said Woerth's Insurance buusinees had: not been doing well. . nsurance Premiums to Be Up Five Per Cent A five per cent Increase In the fire Insurance premiums of Corsicana residents will be effective after March 1 according to the announcement of Fire Insurance Commissioner Marvin Hall in Austin Wednesday afternoon that this city would have only a five per cent credit this year. For the past year or more Cor- slcana had received a ten per cent good fire record credit based on the ratio of Insured losses to' the amount of premiums paid on policies. Local officials and observers for the most part were at a loss to understand the Increased rates because total Insured losses reported in 1938 were approximately $28,000 and wore lower than the $35,000 for the first year of the /ive-year comparative period on which the credits were based 'last year. Some indicated however that even with the five per cent less credit premiums would not bo materially Increased because of the lowering of rates In the past two years of approximately twenty-five per cent; One Insurance official suggested the smaller premiums under the lowered rate might have been responsible for the trimming of the good fire record credit. ,, ,^ -fc *- thc*n%»»- bitter^ M»a_ of ffli action..,of "Governor :O'i>at»« lei by'more .thafi an • Individual • member since '-his inauguration] Jani'17. . Conservative) Note. One senator from''.East Texas,' A. M. Alken, Jr., of Paris, struck a conservative note, declaring that while he believed an East Texan should have been. named, nevertheless the senate should consider only two things in all appoint* ments: 1. Whether the appointee wa» qualified, and, 2.- Whether he was capable. The charge was mado also that Carr P. ' Collins of Dallas, first appointee to the position but * re* jected by the senate, had threat, ened East Texas senators that unless they reconsider action against him a West Texan would be appointed. .Senator Will D. Pace of Tyjer led off the fireworks, declaring Gov. O'Danlol had given the people of Texas "a kick In the seat of the pants." In a critical speech by Senator) John Redditt of Lufkln, Senator 1 Pace Inquired: "Isn't it a fact that the man the governor selected as secre* tary wrote a letter saying h* would double-cross his best friend"? Redditt replied he did not know" "about that.' 1 Senator Joe Hill of Henderson Interjected: "I saw the letter." Against Good Public Policy. Roddltt asserted everyone know* It Is against good public policy to have two members of the 1m- Bee HUNTER, Page 11 HOPKINS AND MURPHY SEEKING HARMONY; WESTERN SENATORS SAY PRESIDENT IGNORES THEM WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.—</P>— President Roosevelt's newest cabinet members—Harry L. Hopkins and Frank Murphy—were reported by usually well-informed persons today to be working for harmony between the White House and dissident democratic senators. Hopkins and Murphy, It was said, arc concerned lest differences In democratic ranks bring a republican victory In 1040. Because Hopkins Is a close White House adviser and also Is friendly with many opposition senators, some politicians expressed belief he'might go far toward finding a common meeting ground for divergent party factions. Murphy's first effort toward party harmony, authoritative reports said, may be a recommendation that the chief executive appoint Harold M. Stephens of Utah to succeed the retired Justice Brandels on the Supreme Court. Stephens now is a member of the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Several western senators have been urging that a man from their section be named, ' The party differences were emphasized today when three western senators disclosed they would make no recommendations for the high court appointment. Said Senator Clark (D-Mo): "The President never has paid See HARMONT,'Pag'e~» BRITAIN GENERALLY PLEASED AT PROGRAM FOR REARMAMENT GERMANY TAKES A SHARP .THRUST AT UNITED STATES OVER THE MATTER LONDON, Feb. 18— (fl 5 )— An« nouncement of the vast increasa in Britain's rearmament drive) was welcomed hero today but In Germany It produced a sharp thrust at the United States. Chancellor Hitler's own news* paper, Voelklsoher Beobachter, scored the United States for "Increasing International tension" by selling war materials to European countries. Presumably the newspaper referred to the sale of airplanes to Britain and France- Commenting on the anounoe* ment to parliament by Sir John Simon, chancellor of , the exchequer, that British rearmament this year would cost $2,t 900,000,000, an Increase of S87tt,i 000,000 Voelklscher Beobachter.- regretted the tempo of rearming -- Be« PJHTAIN, Peg. ft •'•' *,'44.'Vv »,..I^!

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