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Corsicana, Texas
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SffiMT-WfflfiRLT fcMHflP, FRICAT, 'WBBRttAll 1 ? 2i, DRING DESIRES UNIT f AKEN OFF ARMY'S_A1HPLANES ! SECRETARY OF WAR WRITES CHAIRMAN SENATE MILL TARY COMMITTEE WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. —(ff)—Secretary of War Woodring; has urged the Senate Military Committee, It was disclosed today, to take the limtiation off the number of airplanes that might be acquired by the army under the administration's defense program. Writing to Chairman Sheppard CD-Texas) Woodring noted that the army would bo limited to 6,000 planes under the bill as it passed the house. "The enactment of 3842 (army expansion bill) which authorizes an Incerase In airplane strength to 6,000, would bo a major contribution to the cause of national defense, and the war department recommends favorable consideration thereof," Woodring wrote. "In this connection, however, the atttntion of the committee Is Invited to tho fact that In the procurement of a large number of airplanes, there may be reductions In unit costs which will permit the purchase of a larger number of airplanes than the bill authorizes, within the amount of money set up In the war department program for the purchase of airplanes In accordance ,,wlth the recommendations of the 'president to the congress, x x x Asks Limit Removal. •It is therefore suggested that be committee give consideration o tho removal 6f the limit on Slrplano strength so that agrcat- fr number of planes may be procured than »now contemplated by Jpie war department program, l»l»ould the factors mentioned re so permit Such action be to the advantage of national defense and ultimately will .Jesuit In economy." '<*[$The army expansion bill, as It Kpassed the house, calls for ac- Iqulsltion of 3,032 new planes to fsnipplement the existing army ae- Irlal equipment. ' a house, pausing briefly be- resuming consideration of tie $53,800,000 naval air basepro- Cgram, heard participants in the Irecent German-American Bund ilneetlng in Now York denounced ;M "traitors" to the United States. S.i'Rep. Martin (D-Colo) descrlb- %e>';the Madison Square Garden .meeting ' as "a mass demonstration of aliens, many of them •wearing the uniforms of a foreign dictator, the enemy of ev- position of the Island in the Western Pacific "makes It of inestimable value as a possible defense base." The $5,000,000 project Is contained in a $53,800,000 measure providing naval air base construction along the west coast, and on Pacific islands, in Puerto Rico and at Pensacola, Fla. It was not the expenditure of $6,000,000, however, but the possible effect of Guam Improvements on foreign policy in the Orient that occasioned yesterday the most heated debate yet aroused directly by President Roosevelt's $552,000,000 defense program. Party lines were split. Rep. Fish (R-NY) asserted that was "no more -dangerous project that could come before the house In these days of war hysteria." "If we wore ever looking for war this Is the way to get it," ho said. "It's a dagger at the throat of Japan." In Jnpnneso Area. Guam is 5,400 miles from San Francisco and in an area of tho Pacific now dominated by Islands under mandate to Japan. Vinson took pains to point out that the navy has no intention to fortify Guam at this time, but said should It eventually be fortl- 'led, It "would act as a strong deterrent to any Asiatic power contemplating a hostile move toward tho Hawaiian Islands or the American continent." While the house went ahead with the naval debate, the senate military committee was nearly ready to vote on the $376,000,0011 army expansion bill. The house already has approved the measure. The committee's controversy over sale of warplanes to France was stilled—at least temporarily—as a Motherlands naval mission started negotiations to buy American planes and munitions with little Df the secrecy Involved in the French transaction. Tho visit was made public by the department. By contrast, the Identity of members of the French air mission was not disclosed until they sailed for home a week- ago after two months of negotiations. ANNUAL REPORT OF AUDITOR OF NAVARRO COUNTY MADE PUBLIC E. Y. CUNNINGHAM GIVES FACTS AND FIGURES CONCERNING FINANCES Istrlcts of Navarro county as of 'an. 1, 1939, amounted to $2,848,45 according to the 1938 annual eport of E. T. Cunningham, ounty auditor. This does not in- ilude the bonded debts of inde- lendent school districts or munl- Ipalltlcs. Many departments of the eoun- y government were treated in he anunal report. A list of the hold-over and new epartmental heads and deputies nd assistants is carried in the eport. General Fund. The general fund showed $99,94.88 receipts and disbursements. Receipts included: Jan. 1, 1938, balance, $2,955.65: :urrent taxes, $48,742.63; net d»- Inquent taxes, $6,644.12; poll taxis, $2,002.03; occupation and beer ax, $979.10; stenographers fees, ~ 140.95; advance to jury fund, 1,000; refunds, $31.65; advance rom salary fund, $4,000; penalty, 274.98: miscellaneous receipts, 741.60; trial fees from justices if the peace, $5,410.96; uncollect- d fees, $1,320.87; produce, $873.77; notes payable, $24,000; excess oes, $476-55. Total, $00,594.86. ; Disbursements of the general' 'und Included: Commissioners salaries and see- Germany Ready Sell Any Type of Planes WASHINGTON, Feb. Tho senate military committee has heard German officials have expressed willingness to sell tho latest type of nazl military plane to any country, Including France. This waa disclosed today In copies of testimony—obtained from confidential sources—which the committee heard on Jan. 24, 26 and 30. G. Grant Mason, Jr., member of the civil aeronautics authority, testified Jan. 80 about the purported German offer, and some committee members expressed skepticism. Major General H. H. Arnold chief of the army air corps, told the committee earlier that the only Germany could -attack the United States through the air fles." v "God save America from nazl : Christianity," the white-haired Coloradoan shouted. Oppose Guam Improvements. Turning to the $53,800,000 naval air base bill t,he house heard Step, Taber (R-NY) describe as '{useless and a waste" one section of it proposing a $5,000,000 harbor development at the faraway Pacific island of Guam. Asserting that the Guam improvements would require two or three years, he said it should not be Included in a program calling for naval expansion to meet an immediate emergency. •"If we're facing an emergency, We are facing an emergency that is not two or three years hence but is current," Taber said, "and what we should be doing is prepare America for defense and confining ourselves to things that can and must be done immediately If we are going to , have trouble. Otherwise we are spending our energy on a project that is useless and a waste." . 'The house arranged to vote tomorrow on the question of tak- t ing the Guam item out of the blU, Rejecting numerous pleas for f economy, the senate' passed the { $l l ,8B8,000,000 independent offices i> appropriations bill carrying funds •tot nearly 40 federal agencies, iarid sent it back to the house. I iWASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—W>— * '^vocates of establishing a sea- j,, rr _ne base on the Island of Guam ^predicted today the controversial f proposal would win house ap- "•fXal, but they conceded the vote gould be close. think we'll win all right," _ Chairman Vinson (D-Ga.)' of naval commltoe, who told the i yesterday that the strategic and accumulate supplies In South America. When Mason said Germany was willing to sell planes to other countries, Senator Bridges (R-NH) asked what he. thought Germany's reaction would have been to an order for 500 planes for the French. The French purchased 515 war planes of three different types In this country. "The German theory—I have no Idea what ours might be—" Mason said, "x x x was to the general effect that If they were to set: 500 of the latest pursuit planes, say the Messersmlth plane x x x to virtually any country, but hypothetically France, and was was declared with France the following day—an impossible situation but used only as an example—that by the second day Germany already would be producing a more modern and efficient pursuit plane than that delivered on the first day to Frence. "Further, they felt In that particular example that during tho first two weeks of any armed conflict they could be able to eliminate from the air 500 French pianos, and France would be unable to produce more because she had been a buyer rather than a builder of planes, while the Germans were continuing their pro ductlon and research." Johnson Offers Cotton Bill. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.— <&)— Use of government owned cotton In the' manufacture of articles for the, needy was proposed today by Representative Luther Johnson (D-Tex). Johnson offered a bill directing the Commodity Credit Corporation to turn over to the Works Progress Administration 1,600,000 bales of cotton held as security for government loans. BUY IT HERE . WE SELL FOR LESS |Bell of Paris Flour, 48 Ib. sack.... .$1.15 I Paris Special Flour, 48 Ib. sack..... .$1.25 |Cream Meal, 20 Ib. sack............. .28c u Pinto Beans, 10 Ibs. ......, , 50c Red Seed Potatoes, 100 Ib. sack.. . : .$1.95 Shortening, 8 Ib. carton 70c Pure Cane Sugar, 25 Ib. cloth bag... $1.20 Crackers, 2 Ib. box, all you want lie Coffee, Maxwell House, 3 Ib. can 72c Nails and Staples, 6 pounds 25c Calumet Baking Powder, 10 Ib. can $1.25 !og Jowls, fresh, Ib..... ..>.;.:.... . i . 8c . Bologna, pound . >.. ,.-...-.•.• ...m.-.-.-..... .10c log Lard, 3 pounds ..;...-,:.:...,.,. .25c itew Meat, pound „.£.: lOc qgar Cured Jowls, Ib...-, : .,.. ,.... ..... 13c iliced Bacon, pound ....:..,.;...«.....21c Pig Feet, 3 for . .r...,.,..... .10c llins Cash Grocery pens* account, $84.70; stationery and office supplies, $86,19. • County Clerk — Officers salary, $4,750; deputies, $4.011; telephone, etc-, $84.75: expense account, $213; stationery and office supplies, $692.85. Total, $9,751.60. Tax assessor and collector— $18,797.79, as follows: Officers salary, $4,750.04; deputies, $11,501.17; expense account, $593.53; telephone, etc-, $153.71; stationery and office supplies, $1,370.68; premium on bonds, $428-66. County treasurer—$1,467.75, as follows: Salary, $1,200; assistants salary, $135: stationery, etc., $57.75; premium on bond, $75- Miscellaneous dlsburseme n t s— _.... .. i..i.i.i mi luioueimuuuuo uiBuuiaeiiio II I •— Total bonded Indebtedness of j Tran8fer to general fund (this oad, levee and common school amount transferred back to salary fund on order of commls- salary sloncrs court), $4,000. Total disbursements fund. Receipts $5,290.93. Disbursements Including repairs to courthouse, jail, hospital equipment, treasurers commissions and permanent Improvement to courthouse, $2,117,36. Jan. 1, 1030, balance, $3,173-57. Jury fund—Jan. 1, 1938 balance, $318.58; receipts, $19,880.87. Disbursements, $17,805.44, Balance Jan. 1, 1939, $2,075.43- Total $19,880.87. P. and S. Hospital — Jan. 1, 1938, balance, $122.43; receipts- hospital fees, $13,472-35; transfers from general fund, $6,000. Total, $19,595.88. Disbursements — salaries for superintendents and nurses, $6,914.25; other help, $1,515.55; groceries and provisions, $2,962.19; fuel, lights and water, $1,299.32: drugs, $901.58; laundry, $1,229; sundries, $3,148-85; equipment, $1,926.85; repairs, $355.72. Total disbursements, $19,353.30. Jan. 1, 1939 balance: $242.58. Grand total—$19,595-88. Navarro county hospital Improvement fund of $101.97. was disbursed for equipment. Itoad-Brldge Fund Road and bridge fund J135.180.- 27. Balance, Jan. 1, 1938, $5,534.82. Receipts—taxes, $33.263.01; rotary to county judge salary, auto taxes, $79,099.81; gasoline re$3,270. i fund, $2,170.06; refunds (mlscel- County clerk—soldiers' dlscharg-l laneous) $69.80; terracing, $7,- es and keeping index $134.75; re-1341.38. Transfer Interest and cording highway deeds, $41.—To-; Sinking fund road and bride, $7,- tal $175.75. County auditor—Salary of coun-1 Disbursements of road and .y auditor, $2,625; assistant coun-{bridge fund: :y auditor's salary, $1,502; sta-l Commissioners salaries, $6,850; tlonery and office supplies, I labor, $48,788.89; lumber, $15,673.$457.44: telephone, telegraph and 50; equipment, $12,675.14; repairs CONFLICT RENEWED IN LEGISLATURE ON COMMISSION POST YOUNG EAST TEXAN DRAWS SHARP RETORT FROM BRADBURY, ABILENE AUSTIN,~Feb. 21.—W— Conflict between Governor W. Lee 0'Daniel and a senate faction over the state highway commission appointment echoed a second time today in the house of representatives. Rep. Harvey Riviere, 23-year- old law student from Port Arthur, accused the governor of violating rules of fair play In denying East Texas the appointment. J. C. Hunter of Abilene was named to the position. Representative J. Bryan Bradbury of Abilene deplored the cry of sectionalism which he said East Texana had raised and said the new commissioner would serve all Texas, not any particular section. Meanwhile Senator Allan Shivers of Port Arthur, chairman, announced the senate committee on governor's nominations probably would meet later in the day to sot a hearing date on confirmation of Hunter. Riviere charged the . governor's actions so far had "shown a reckless disregard of everything prccedental, political and traditional and, with two or three exceptions, everything reasonable.." Asks Fair Play. "The claim of East Texas to representation on the state highway commission," he continued, "Is one which should be granted in the Interest of fair play. No one Is more desirous than I of harmony between the governor „„„ „„ - _ . , , , ...,,„ .-.-,- and the legislature. But the gov- 628.39. Total receipts, $129,575.45. | ernor . g act f ons thua far havefanot postage, $138.91.—Total $4,723.95- Assessor and collector—Assess- $12,676.50; gas and oil, $19,929.95; bridges and culverts, $2,757.83; ng county taxes, $2,C '.46. Stamps, sundries, $628.06: payment to $310. Total, $3,001.46. j county treasurer, $1,888.54. Total been conducive to harmony. "If we're not careful, more crimes will be committed in the name .of the common people this year than at any other time in recent years. Many of the people in my district already are saying 'we voted for Governor O'- Danlcl but we are sorry of it.' County treasurer's commissions disbursements: $121,363.50. Bal-l Bradbury, asserting he was amounted to $228-43. ! ance, Jan. 1, 1939, $13,796.97. Grand! speaking on personal privilege Maintenance of buildings—Janl- total: $135,160.27. | for tho first time during his tor's salary, $1,920; heat, water Precinct 1,_T- P. Hayes, com-(three terms in office, said he ilon fund was a tax en natural resources. ' -"r Natural resources must be ta*ed as high as possible," he said. "But still not so high that it will place Texas' resources at a die- advantage in world markets. And I'm speaking for organized labor in Texas when I say this." He said labor was against a sales or transaction tax because they were economically unsound, socially unjust and unnecessary. Elections of James V. Allred and W. Lee O'Danlel in the last three general elections proved, Gallagher said, the people do not want such taxes.. Both were opposed to sales taxes.. James O. Rail, San Antonio Insurance man, offered a gross receipts tax plan as the solution to the problem and gave the committee a stack of petitions he said were signed by persons against a transactions, or sales tax. Injunction Amended EDINBURG, Feb. 21.—(ff)—An amended order restraining officers from delaying unnecessarily trucks hauling citrus fruit from the Rio Grand Valley was Issued here yesterday by District Judge Bryce Ferguson. The order, . from which the state's regular weight inspectors were excepted, was directed against "halting, detaining or weighing without a search warrant of arrest" plaintiffs' trucks engaged in hauling- perishable fruits or vegetables from Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo counties. Tho plaintiffs were S. L. Miller, ct al, naming aa defendants the public safety commission, et al. The latest petition said the original had been mlscoiitrued by some of the defendants' agents. The original order, it was pointed out, was not directed tgalnst enforcement of criminal aws. Roosevelt Discusses Load Limit FORT WORTH, Feb. 21.—(ff)— Raising the truck-load limit in Texas from 7,000 to 20,000 pounds may be a weapon for gaining readjustment of rail freight rates, Elliott Roosevelt said lost night. Tho President's son, in a- radio broadcast, declared Texas cannot afford "to let herself be sacrificed at the altar of profit to railroad management." He said there were four bills pending In the legislature for rals- ng the present 7,000-pound limit tor trucks. At the same time, Roosevelt reminded his radio audience, there are pending In congress acts to re-adjust railroad freight rates. and lights, $2,680.79; Janitor's sup- missioned Disbursements, $39,- plles, $485.42; repairs and replace- 154.37. ments, $360.33.—Total $5,446.54. i 891.62. Disbursements Jan. 1, 1939 balance, $1,Total $41,045.89. Precinct 2, J- O. Sessions, corn- Miscellaneous disbursements — i missloner: Disbursements, $29,Notes paid, $23,000; election -ex- 575.60. Jan. 1, 1939, balance: $10,- pense, $2,056.54; transfer to sal- 419.90. Total, $39,995.50. ary fund, $5,500; Interest, $1,-! Precinct 3, C. O. Slaughter, com- 052.66; insurance, $466.99; adver-l mlsloner: Disbursements, $37,379.68, including overdraft of $12,309.82, Jan. 1, 1938. Overdraft tislng, $69.55: Inquests, $60; vital • tntlotlni, «H1T9H r'mi,*t *.»•*• statistics, $617.25. Court $61.20. Total $32,884.19. costs, Judicial and law enforcement amounted to $101.61. Justice courts—Trial fees, Justice of the peace, $4,853.51; county attorney, $1,407.39; sheriff and constable, . $1,861.92; stationery and office supplies, $257.77. $8,380.69. Total District court—Stationery and office supplies, $71; salary court reporter, $2,700; mlscccllaneous, $104.13. Total, $2,875.13. Sheriff—$9,326.91, as follows: Court attendance, $1,394; feeding and guarding prisoners, $7,925.41; stationery and office supplies, $7.50. Correctional and probation— Transportation, $49.80. Lunacy costs, $1,010.16, as follows: County judge fees, $78: county attorney, $260; sheriff, $117; county clerk, $101-40; clothing, $104.16; transportation, $284.95, and miscellaneous, $64.65. Jail maintenance amoun'.ed to $813.24, as follows: Drugs, $143.68; heat, lights and water, $432.20; bedding, $14-75; disinfectants and soap, $74.20: janitor supplies, $108.82; repairs and replacements, $40.09. County farm—$2,553.62, as follows: Salary of superintendent. $845; salary of assistant, $469.70; groceries, $458-40; ••-•-• water, $190.05; »*••>» v«uv«* vi 0* v heat, light and clothing, $4.47; bedding linens and utensils, $111.97; medicines, $38.15: feed, seed and farm supplies, $159.87; repairs and replacements, $151.67; telephone, $16.50; miscellaneous, $116.85. Charity. Charity—$4,814.48; as follows: Cash allowances, $858.57; med- clne, $31.44; donations to organizations, $3,804.47; burial expense, $120. Health and probation—$7,107, as follows: Salary health officer. $900: hospital service, $6,020.18; transportation, $186-82. Agriculture and 282.53, 'as follows: at livestock— $3,- j«« , .. - *? ent ' * 1 '466.68; salary of home demonstration agent, $1,821.68; stationery and office supplies, $294.21. Equipment — $1,129-31, including office furniture for tax collector and assessor, district clerk, county clerk and county auditor. . The total disbursements was $91,174.70, leaving a balance on Jan. 1, 1939. of $8,420.18. Salary Fund. The officers salary fund represented an expenditure of approximately $73,000. Receipts amounted to $73,697-84, as follows: District attorney. $8,878.17; district clerk, $1,771.92; sheriff, $10,289.34; county judge, county clerk, $9,433.03; $652.69: and collector of taxes, $23,885.73: county treasurer, $3,720.12; -fees paid by state, $10,975-20; transfer from general fund, funds, $11.65. $8,000; Disbursements were as follows: Overdrawn, Jan. 1.. 1938, $171.86. District attorney— Officers salary, $6,031.33; assistants salaries, $5,250; premium bond, $17.80; telephone and telegraph, $44444; stationery and office supplies, $489.73; expense account, $317.80. Total, $13,530.60. .District clerk— Officers salary, $4,749.93; deputy salary, $1,548; telephone and telegraph, $108.17; expense account, $107-57; station- 9UPPUM ' * m98 Sheriff— $l5,81&58j divided as follows: Salary of sheriff, $4,7M; deputies, $7,895; telephone and telegraph, $379.69; expense ac$288.30; auto .expense groceries, $2,137.88: station . County judge-$3,S97.43 as fol- Jan. 1, 1939, $6,636.22. Precinct 4, Joe N. George, commissioner: Disbursements, $27,56357. Jan. 1, 1939 balance, $8,114.77. Total: $35,678.34. Tho permanent school fund could not sit Idly by when the "great domain of West Texas ia brought into question." "The governor could not have gone said, to a greater section," he "nor picked a better man. West Texas "Raw Deal.' "In the past West Texas has not received a fair deal. The last federal census showed West Texas was entitled to more representatives In both branches of the legislature but this additional representation has not been allowed. West Texas Is not given its rightful share of employes In stato departments." spent $2,985.50 with a balance I The Abilene representative Jan. 1, 1939, of $4,327.51, as compared with balance of $3,953-01 Jan. 1, 1938. The permanent school fund owns $63,000 securities In road district bonds and cash. Stato and county available school fund: Receipts: $140,588.10. Jan. 1, 1938, balance, $20,902.85- Total, $161,488.95. The State apportionment of $131,768.10 Is the largest Item in the receipts. Teachers salaries head the disbursements with $125,197.22 of the $144,720-69 total. Teachers retirement fund receipts $6,398.70. Balance on hand, Jan. 1, 193P, $16,768.26. Local maintenance fund: Jan. 1, 1938, balance: $20,704.33- Receipts were $71,128.77 for total of $91,833.10. Disbursements amounted to $71,018.13, with a balance Jan. 1, 1939, $20,814.87- School Account Disbursements of administration school account amounted to $7,218.53, including superintendent's salary, $3,921.50; assistants salary, $2,053; expense account, $625; salary county board, $180; retirement fund, $293.35. Taking census, $145.70. Balance, Jan. 1, 1939: $2,358.28. Transportation account for schools showed disbursements of $12,938,33. Interest and sinking fund of common school districts during the year received $22,928.95, plus Jan. 1, 1938, balance of $37,585' 70, for total of $60,494.65. Disbursements were $25,371.08 Including $15,645; bonds paid, $9,851 Interest. Jan. 1, 1939 balance, $85,123.57. Outstanding bonded indebtedness of road districts, $2,088,000; levee districts, $578,000, and school districts, $181,845. Total bonded indebtedness, $2,848.345. The original issue of road bonds was $8,834,000. The original issue of levee districts was $833,000, and school districts original bond issues were $282,300. county judge, $3,. ; premium bond, $87,60 ' " Phono and telegraph, $189 il* e»- TEXAS DELEGATION SEEKS APPROVAL OF BOND RETIRING PLAN WASHINGTON, Feb. 88.—(ff)— A Texas delegation asked the agriculture department today for a favorable opinion on their proposal to use state gasoline tax collections for retiring county lateral road bonds. Headed by Judge Loy of Sherman, president of the Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association, the delegation urged the department's 'solicitor general to reverse a ruling made by the chief of federal bureau of roads that use of money as desired would be construed as a diversion of funds from their original purpose. (Under the Hayden-Cartwrlght act a diversion of funds subjects a state to loss of 'federal aid on Its roads construction program up to 83 per cent This would amount to a loss of about $4,000,000 annually to Texas.) Representative Foage (D.-Tejfc), told the solicitor.that as a member of the Texas senate in 1983, he helped draft the legislation creation the county., and district road indebtedness fund for which a specific one cent a gallon levy was 'assessed. The, fund was .to bond* contracted in state pointed out there had been talk of West Texas forming a new state and warned that discriminations against -the western part of the state would fan the flamei of such agitation. He added h> was not in favor of "West Texas secession" because the "glories of Texas cannot be divided." The argument was an aftermath of a speech yesterday by Rep. Pat Dwyer of San Antonio criticizing East Texas senators who denounced the governor for the West Texas appointment Dwyer offered a resolution on tthe criticism but action on it hand not been reached. Truck Load Law Is Now In Limelight AUSTIN, Feb. 21.—W—T h e governor's bruised transaction tax proposal designed to pay the old folks—top issue in the dizzy legislative whirl to date—staggered to Its corner today to give the spotlight to the first house discussion of the' truck load limit law. Bitter fight over the present 7,000-pound limit law shifted, to the house where a committee planned to hear testimony concerning the proposed plan to raise the limit to 20,000 pounds. Growers dependent on citrus, vegetable, cattle, goat, sheep and other shipments by truck, contending the present law was discriminatory, unjust, harsh and slowing developments of whole sections of the state, prepared to ask for the increase. Opponents, just aa determined in their stand, contended in recent senate hearings that two bills now up for consideration would wreck the state's transportation industry, ruin the rail roads, stifle business in small towns, trim revenues from railroad taxation and crowd the highways with trucks menacing lives. A senate sub-group of the highways and motor traffic committee, headed by Sen. Roger* Kelley of Edlnburg, author of the bills, may deport one bill from the two It is considering at. the whole committee's meeting .tomorrow. Meanwhile, Attorney General Mann prepared to dissolve .injunctions granted by district judges Bryce' Ferguson of Edln- burg and H. V. Klrby of Groesbeck which halted enforcement of the load'limit law. Transactions Tax Hearing The transactions tax hearing before a joint session of the house revenue and taxation and constitutional amendment committee was ready for another "open forum" session, at which time the laymen of the state will have another inning in their long say on the proposals to pay old age pensions. Organised labor intervened in the hearing yesterday, through W. H. Gallagher of Denlson, authorized* spokesman for the state federation of labor. He told committees, bluntly, that labor. was opposed to any kind of sales or transactions tax. . A substitute plan offered by Gallagher to raise the needed pen wlthln the right of the, state legislature to use. the fund for. .retiring county-lateral road bonds Others 1 conferring with the solicitor, Msstln White, formerly of Tyler, Texas, included Walter Woodul of Houston, former lieutenant governor. Sua Wwt Ada firing Rejult*. Mann's Plans Not Affected. AUSTIN, Feb. 21.—(/P)—Attorney General Gerald C. Mann said :oday an amended restraining order by District Judge Bryce Ferguson would not affect his plans :o ask the supreme court to set salde action of Judge Ferguson restraining enforcement of the 7,000-pound truck load limit in the Rio Grande Valley.. The high court will hear arguments tomorrow. The new order from Judge Ferguson excepted weight inspectors )f the public safety department 'rom halting, detaining or welgh- ng trucks without a search warrant or warrant of arrest. Homer Garrison, J., State safety director, said he had not received a copy of the amended order and weight Inspectors would continue to refrain from stopping trucks. A subgroup of the senate committee on highways and motor traffic, working on legislation to Increase the load -limit, may report a bill tomorrow. Export-Import Bank Functions Continued WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.— (IF)— Over protest of republicans that the action might result In leading this nation Into war, the house voted today to continue functions of the export-Import bank to June 30, 1941. It passed and sent to the senate a measure extending the bank and the Commodity Credit Corporation, to that date. The bill also would raise from $500,000,000 to $900,000,000 the amount of securities the credit corporation could have outstanding at any on time. Earlier, the • senate banking committee approved the same legislation. Senator Taft (R-Ohlo) and other republicans had criticized loans advanced by the Bank of China and other foreign: countries, conr tending the advances were made' to implement foreign policy. The banking committee voted to limit 'loans by the bank to total of $100,000,000. An increase from $500,000,000 In the borrowing authority of the Commodity Credit Corporation was approved by the committee. Farm Organizations Want Wool Labelling BIGHT NAVAL PLANES WRECKED; TWO PILOTS KILLED RESULT FOG SIX STUDENT FLIERS BAIL OUT SAFELY WHILE 4 PLANES LAND IN ALABAMA PENSACOLA, Fla., Feb. 21.—(ff)—Trapped in a dense fog, eight navy planes were wrecked and two pilots killed on a routine training flight last night. Rain washed away the fog at dawn today, disclosing the fuU toll to officers of the Pensacola navaT ftlr station'. Six student fliers escaped by balling out in the darkness in their first parachute Jumps. Four pilots landed safely in South Alabama. Lieut. G. F. Presser, Sr., a Brazil- Ian navy officer receiving regular training hero, died when his plane crashed and burned at Corry Field, where land planes are quartered. Lieut. N. M. Ostergren was found In his wrecked and burned plane near McDavId, Fla., about 25 miles north of Fensacola. The fog kept his fate a mystery until after dawn, when scouting planes took to the air for a search of the entire sec-' tton. Lieut. J. P. Monroe, aide to the commandant, said there was noth-- ing anxious ground crews could do except wait for the pilots to Jump. The planes were three radio-equipped two-seat instruction ships and nine single-seated land craft (Boeing), with high landing speed that makes it difficult for them to alight on soft ground, were not equipped with radio. Four of the deserted ships fell on the government reservation. In addition to Lieut. Presser, another Brazilian officer, Lieut. A. C. P. Horta, was in the group. He leaped to safety. The two Brazilian officers were In training under a long-standing naval policy of aiding South ana Central American countries to prepare their fighting forces, said those close to the air station. These two were on their final test flight along with the other students. A law approved by congress last summer permits training of South American aviators in United States service schools. Nine advanced students and three Instructors took off early last night for. a routine after-dark flight. Not long after they were aloft a soupy fog rolled in from the Gulf of Mexico. The fliers were" faced with the choice of hunting an airport that was not fog-bound or flying until their gasoline was exhausted and jumping. All their planes save one crashed within 10 miles of Pensacola. Six Student Pilots Ball Out Six student pilots who reached ground safely by parachute jumps in inky darkness were: Lieut, (junior grade) Alfonson C. T. Horta of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Lieut. (JG) E. G. Osborn, 26, of St. Helena, Calif.; Caden G. E. Chalmers, 25, Rutland, Vt-; Lieut. (JG) Thomas D. Cummins, 26, of Washington, D. C.: Cadet C. W. Harbert, 28, of Bristol, W. Va.; and Lieut. (JG) Richard E. Harmer, 28, of Seattle, Wash. Three instructors and a student pilot beaded north • to outrun the fog. Lieut. W. G. Jackson of Vienna, 111., Lieut J. H. Brett of Savannah, Ga., and Cadet J. E. W. Whitener of High Point, N. C., landed safely at the Atmore, Ala-, airport. Cadet A. C. McDonough of Neark, N. J., made a sat* landing at Greenville, Ala., with a brother, army reserve pilot F. E. McDonough, as a pasenger. His ship was equipped to carry two. Lieut Monroe .said wreckage • of the eight planes was the air station's greatest equipment loss in actual air maneuves. Naval authorities in Washington estimated the craft cost upward of $18,000 each. PROPOSED BILL MAY START BATTLE OVER STATEJOUNDARY WOULD PERMTTTEXAS COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN ENTER CLAIMED LOUISIANA AREA AUSTIN, Feb. 23.—(J)—A proposal intended to protect Texas commercial fishermen but which may precipitate a battle over determination of the boundary line between Texas and Louisiana was ready for introduction In the house of representatives today. Rep. DeWltt Kinard of Port Arthur wrote the bill which would, he says, extend the Texas boundary into territory claimed by Louisiana in the Sablne Pass at the southeast tip of Texas. The proposal would permit Texas commercial fishermen to fish "in the coastal waters bounded on the oast by a line drawn from the Sablne pass and extending three marine leagues (9 miles) into tho Gulf of Mexico, said line cutting across the east Sablne jetty at a point 20 feet north of the present fishing pier known as the Yayceo pier and following along the coast line of Texas to the present acknowledged boundary between tho state of Texas and the Republic of Mexico." "When Texas became a state," Kinard said, "It reserved the right to extend its boundaries to the middle of the Sablne river, lake i and pass. We also were permitted to take jurisdiction over submerged lands 90 miles Into the gulf. This bill merely takes advantage of those provisions." Louisiana Takes Jetties Kinard said he had been informed Louisiana recently had taken possession of the east Sablne jetties. His bill, he said, would give part of the jetties to Texas. Observers saw the Important question of mineral rights and oil production Involved and hinted the bill, If passed, might bring protests from Louisiana with a dispute carried into the supreme court of the United States. * "The fact that commercial fishermen from other states are fishing in the coastal waters over which the sovereign state of Texas has jurisdiction, without licenses /rom this state, resulting in unfair competlton and working hardships on rcsdent commercial fishermen, creates an emergency," the bill said. The proposal otherwise would not change the commercial fishing license of $3 and provide for reciprocal licenses In that a nonresident could purchase a commercial license for the same fee charged in his state. It provided a $100 to $500 fine for violation. Will J. Tucker, secretary of the game commission, said there had been trouble on the east'jetty in Sablne Pass . last summer when Louisiana wardens collected license fees from Texas fishermen who were fishing In what they presumed Texas territory. Senate Faases Big Supply Bin. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—<ff>— Rejecting numerous pleas for economy, the senate passed today • a $1,898,000,000 appropriations bill for carrying funds for nearly 40 federal agencies, including the TV A, and sent It" back to the house for the latter's concurrence in amendments. The house previously refused to provide $17,000,000 to advance construction on several dams of- t the Tennessee Valley Authority. The senate Inserted the money in the measure after a sharp floor battle. Administration leaders, after the senate victory on the TVA issue, predicted the house would reverse its previous vote and continue this vast program. Sick.and Convalecent A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Earl Davis, 604 North Beaton street. Thursday jnornlng. Use a Daily Sun Want Ad for quick results. WASHINGTON, Feb. Representatives of three national farm organizations strongly urged today enactment of the Schwartz-Martin wool labeling bill. They testified before a senate interstate commerce sub-committee in support of the measure, which would require manufacturers to place labels on garments noting exact percentages of virgin and shoddy wool. Organizations • represented at the hearing were the American Farm Bureau Federation, -the National Wool Growers' Association and the National Grange, The National Wool Growers' Association secretary, F. R. Marshall of Salt Lake City, quoted figures showing that of total weight of fibers used In the woolen and worsted industries in the United States in 1935 only 49 per cent was virgin 'wool,- the balance being made up of woolen wastes, reclaimed wool and other fibers. __ ' _ Freight Bates, BUI Introduced r WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.—<*)— A bill described by Sen. 'Connelly as designed "to correct the. inequalities and discriminations in freight rates In -Texas and -the Southwest" was introduced by the Texan yesterday. • , . •'* The senator said' a concerted drive would be' made for enactment of a measure'"upon which all can unite" when the senate's Interstate' commerce committee begins hearings'Feb. 37 on several similar bills.' A provision ,qf the-;'bill'".Introduced by Connaljy was that th,e Interstate commerce ?: commission investigate and determine the,: inequalities in freight rates between different seotlonj pf Jhe Untied State* , . r ,-~- A. T. SMITH Grocery - Market • Feed - Seed We have a Complete Stock Nicholson BULK GARDEN AND FIELD SEED White House;Flour, 48 Ib. sack for $1.25 Rio Coffee, 4 pounds for 25c Milo Chicken Feed, 100 Ibs. 95c Gray Shorts in cotton sacks, 100 Ibs. $1.30 Chick Starter, 25 pounds .65c Stock Salt, 100 pounds -75c 2 Ib. can Dairy Maid Baking Powder. .25c 5 oz. can and Large Bowl Free Laundry Soap, 10 bars for 25c Potted Meat, 2 cans for 5c Delicious Apples, 150 size, dozen 20c Fresh Turnips and Tops, bunch..... 5c Best Grade Alaksa Pink Salmons, 2 cans for ..... 25c 3-Meal Coffee, 4 Ibs. net in good Milk bucket, cake pan for lid, special this week for , 85c , We pay Highest Price for Chickens, Eggs and Shelled Corn. AA..*. .. ' * j •-" "• ' '

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