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Corsicana, Texas
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Friday, March 10, 1939
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,'Vv TOT OOSSIGAJTA SBMI-WBUKLY EIGHT, FRIDAY, MARCH 10; TEXAS PROBATION LID MAY BE LIFTED TO SOME EXTENT SATURDAY SHUTDOWN IN TEXAS MAY BE REMOVED; GREATER CONSUMPTION By HOWARD 0. MARSHALL AUSTIN, March 8.— (IP)— From the biggest oil producing state In the country came the announcement today the lid on Its crude production soon may bo lifted to some extent. Also there emanated from Texas an Important plea for co-operation among producers to prevent waste of oil, In lieu of proratlon by government, and a declaration too many wells, despite some curtailment recently, still arc being drilled. Ixm A. Smith, chairman of thi Texas railroad commission, sak the near advent of the greater gasoline consuming season, together with reduction In drilling probably would result in Texas removing its Saturday shutdown of fields April 1, and If prevail irig conditions continued, In ellm inatlng the Sunday closing May j. - In a speech before a meetln; of engineers, Ernest O. Thomp son, chairman of the Interstate OH Compact Commission and a member of the railroad commission, called for co-operation among producers toward oil conservation rather than rigid governmental proratlon, and also warned wider spacing of wells was -essential to prosperity of tho Industry. Mixed Picture. Meanwhile, the oil picture nationally was showing bright and dark tints. Among the former •were indicated greater consumption of refinery products in tho first quarter of this year, compared with the same period of 1938, and steady gasoline prices, while the latter Included high gasoline stocks, a weak crude mar: jt and an outlook for production control in March none too good. Smith qualified his statement concerning removal of the shutdowns, In effect many months, by saying ho was voicing only rls personal opinion, and matters of physical significance would be considered at a statewide prora. tion hearing March 15. Texas currently is producing 1,825,000 barrels of crude daily, and should i the Saturday closing be abolished and the state • allowables not be slashed, production probably would mount in excess ol 1,600,000 barrels. Howevtr, oil circles foresaw possibility the commission, desiring to keep in line with estimates of .demand by the federal bureau of mines might reduce the output, of some fields, while doing away with one •weekend shutdown, and not ma terlally Increase the state's pro duotlon,,, A determined step rurther to curb excessive drilling in Texas •was. foreseen as Smith also an nounced the commission was con siderlng altering the general wel spacing rule from 150 feet between Ushered Out! Ellen Tllton Holmsen (above) was ushered out of Harrington Park, >T. J., for wearing this pair of slacks and sandals, Police Chief Robert een received from residents, the hlef reported. Mrs. Holmsen was Reno courtroom Ive years ago for appearing In HOUSE COMMITTEE REDUCES INTERIOR DEPARTMENT FUNDS STILL NEAR FIFTEEN MILLION MORE THAN RECEIVED LAST YEAR, HOWEVER PRESIDENTS SON SEES BLACK MARK AGAINST ADMINISTRATION IN SOUTHWEST FREIGHT RATES FORT WORTH, March 7.— Elliott Roosevelt, son of the president, mentioned "a black mark against the ledger of the present a discussion so-called dls- respectively. This would substitute a rule of one well to 10 acres for the present regimen of one well to 2.06 acres, and, in addition to restricting drilling, encourage more orderly development of new fields. Thompson told the meeting at the University of Texas there had been too much talk lately about "too much government In business" and he heartily favored WASHINGTON, Mar. 8. —(/P)—The house appropriations committee whittled $6,254,188 today off the amount requested to run the interior department for the year starting July 1, but gave the agency $14,801,991 more than It had for the current fiscal year. The committee recommended a total of $160,578,905 to finance the department's manifold activities ncludlng reclamation, Indian service, national park maintenance, the geological survey and the of 1 flee of education. For the current fiscal year, the department's regular appropriation amounted to $129,678,460 but deficiency items boosted the total to $145,726,913. Principal reductions effected in the budget estimates Included denial of $2,500,000 recommended for air-conditioning of five federal buildings in Washington; $1,000,000 lopped off a $5,000,000 item for continuation of construction on the Blue Ridge and Natchez Trace Parkway and $1,000,000 cut from the estimate for the Bonneville dam power project, Tho committee explained, however, that some of these savings were temporary because the expenditures would have to be made later. A $600,000 slash was recommended in the bituminous coal commission's funds for next year aa necessary if expenditures of that agency were to be held within the anticipated receipts from the one per cent excise tax on oft coal under the Guffey coal act. The commission still would get $2,900,000 for the next fiscal ear. Excessive Salaries. Criticizing what it called excessive salaries paid some officials of the United States housing au- :horlty and the Usha's proposals _'or numerous promotions "in many of the higher salary grades," the committee cut the authority's administrative expense allow a and would export products. __________ -----Elimination of rate differentials p r aoirlont rn pnforce cions of the coun- ^resident to eniorce I administration" in last night about criminatory freight rates in the southwest. In a radio broadcast ty transcription, Roosevelt said "may I state that unless something is done about the rate discrimination in tho southwest at this session of congress, the people of Texas—and I feel that I speak for them all—will consider the lack of facing the problem a black mark against the ledger of the present administration, as well as the Interstate commerce commission. The ICC has had years In which to solve the problems of the railroads and freight rates, but to this date no pro- . gress has been made toward an i U a change in sentiment, the EXECDTIVE ORDERS WOULD SUBSTITUTE FOR PRESENT LAWS HOUSE REJECTS SENATE AMENDMENTS ARMY BILL AND ASKS CONFERENCE sumption and that destined for; nr AairrM'r'Tn'W Mar R export. A streamlined ICC, he WASHINGTON, Mar. 8. said, would set rates for all prod-j — (IF) — Senator Lewis (U- ucts used In this country so as to j jjj) propose d repeal of the <,ii™» n ofit for the railroads, *"'*'.*'"'' • * -- IB up to congress and the administration to listen to our pleas." The speaker's recommendation was that the rate structure be revised to take Into consideration tonnage destined for domestic con- profit for the railroads, *"'*',.*'"'', • *Lj 0 ,,. id set another rate for; neutrality laws today. measure would direct the for various sections of the coun try, which have provoked the criticism of various commercial organizations In the southwest, also was suggested. cmee trality by "appropriate executive orders. 1 ' Lewis' measure, offered as the senate convened, would repeal the of 1935, 1938, .,he policy of tori Meently ravtved the idea and are seeking Its enactment The president said the country's defense might easily be hampered by a referendum. He said considerations of primary importance were the time element involved In beginning military action and the question of defining war. It was possible, Mr. Roosevelt asserted, that the country's vital interests might be wrecked by a quasi-war even though no war had been formally declared. Navy authorities, meanwhile, renewed their arguments for the Improvement of harbor and aviation facilities at Guam. The administration asked an authorization of $5,000,000 to begin the work, but the proposal was voted down in the house. It now is before tho senate naval committee. Hopkins Promises Business Action WASHINGTON, March 8.— (/P) — Secretary of Commerce Hopkins promised business today that equitable solution." [aged, decaying, tortoise-llko • _l — i«. MnTvt nin*<rt« oittvi TVlI««1r» executive orders by the president of the United States, and enforc- Roosevelt, who was in Washing-; state commerce commission win. ed Jn >uoh branc hes of the gov- ton when the broadcast was made (be empowered to sot and adjust j crn . nent as snou id be directed." over a Texas network, said "the j freight rates as it sees fit—to i The j, OUHCi meanwhile, rejected of cooperation in recent ments of administration leaders. "Life is just too short," Hopkins said, "to make speeches unless you're going to do something about it." He ascribed to political rivalry and "cynicism" any doubts which I'exas neiworic, sam "me ireisni» *„ .,. ^^ "" , The house, meonwnue, rejected m i_ w f. ttvo been raised administration has talk-! hear th s year, for example e V l-L onate amendments to the. army »'*" ***• b ",Vn/s?r cd long and loudly about the ne-[ dence_ that^ has been gathered onl cxpana | nn bllli and cesslty of raising wages In the * ' ^ " *"'" "" " south and southwest—but as yet the Issue never ! -a been faced squarely. If we are to accomplish this we must have our problems on It." given some consideration. Is It Representative not logical that at least some •- 1 consideration should be given > this loyal section's pressing prob' the sentiment. "I believe the oil should be regulated to Industry the extent necessary to prevent physical waste and that whenever, In the prevention of waste It Is necessary to limit production, the production should, as an Inciden to fair play, be prorated. Regula tlons should not go beyond this..' A friendly gesture toward othe states was made by Commissioner Smith when he expressed gratitude Arkansas had become a mem her of the oil compact and sug gested Louisiana and California follow suit. "Should Louisiana and Callfor nla take similar steps," Smltt said, "It will mean much towar property lines and 300 feet be-1 solving many perplexing problem tween wells to 330 and 660 feet, In the oil industry." Son Remember That we have on hand overhauled and guaranteed, some regular Farmall Tractors that you, need. Only one F12 in the same condition. Also a lot full of Mules and Mares Two-Row Cultivators from $20.00 up. A New Two-Row Planter for only $50.00. One-Row Cultivators and Planters, from $5.00 up. Two 4-Row Cultivators, slightly Used— ; $150.00 each. Bring Us Your Tractor Work. We have a real mechanic to do your job. Come and see our Used Trucks, Pickups and Cars. They are worth the price. Electrolux Refrigerators and v Maytag Washers. Biiie Implement Company < : 207-209 South Beaton • Corsicana fund from $7,000,000 to expe $4,500, ,000 and proposed a ban on promo- Ions " in" positions paying or more yearly. $4,000 A $35,000 increase was recommended for the bureau of mines to permit it to carry on experimental and research work in connection with the production of metallic magnesium which the bureau said was valuable for aircraft construction. Some of the principal Items In the bill Included $50,622,600 for the reclamation service; $3,293,000 for the geological survey; $2,325, 760 for the bureau of mines; $20, 434,282 for the national park service; $16,264,100 for vocational education; and $34,132,003 for tho bureau of Indian affairs. em? so. quoted as saying his committee would report no bills on the freight-rate problem r'. this ses- naval improvements on Guam to a rivers and harbors bill. His principal grounds were that dally by all the domestic consum- rs. "Through the efforts of the department of tho Interior with tho co-operation of state, this waste lias been jyai sections pressing proo- treigui.-ii»i.ti inuuit." < . ....... ..<..> "•» r ....-..,.-. 0 .--.---. ----The people of Texas think slon of congress. Any move to, a delay might result if the Guam „„. They want something done j equalize sectional rates, Lea was project were "°t Deluded ln the at this session of congress. And! quoted, will come from the ICC pending naval alrbaae bill. t certainly appears to me that It' rather than congress. May Seek Changes In Neutrality Act WASHINGTON, March 8.—W— With the defense program over Its biggest hurdles, Indications grew today that the administration soon may. ask congress to overhaul the neutrality act. President Roosevelt evinced dissatisfaction with the law yesterday, telling reporters it had not Western Reclamation Projects Included WASHINGTON, March 8.— (IP)— A $50,622,600 appropriation for construction, operation and maintenance of western reclamation projects during the next fiscal year was recommended to the house today by Its appropriations represented an in- committee. The sum crease of $100,000 over budget estimates and included $23,000,000 for Grand Coulee dam In Washington State and $10,000,000 for California's Central Valleys project, the west's two biggest water developments. For the current fiscal • year, congress appropriated $40,844,600 'or reclamation work. Other amounts recommended by the committee for the fiscal year beginning next July 1 Included the following for construclon: Colorado-Big Thompson, Colo., ;i,500,000; Rio Grande project, N. M.-Texas, $483,000. The committee approved a recommendation of tho reclamation jureau that the unexpended balance of a, $2,038,000 appropriation made last year for the Colorado river project, Texas, should remain available until expended. Gas and OifWaste Has Been Reduced WASHINGTON, March 8.— —The interior department's petroleum conservation division told a house appropriations subcommittee it had substantially reduced gas and oil waste, with the help of co-operating states. Director George W. Holland iut into the record, made public day, the following statement: "A few years ago one oil and gas field was wasting more than a half billion cubic feet of gas each day, an amount . equal to at least one-half of the natural gas burned in the United States and the substantially reduced. "The same situation was presented by the petroleum conservation division to the local authorities In a sister state but that idy for trolled production' with the re suit that after operating about a | year, it is now reported that out: of a possible $32,000,000 worth of j oil calculated recoverable only' $7,000,000 worth will be recovered by methods known today." Later Holland told the committee. "We expect to co-operate with the states that produce oil and gas, in the prevention of waste. Wo expect, as we have In the past, to co-operate with .the enforcement agencies of the various states, like tho railroad commission of Texas, and try to get out uniform oil and gas conservation laws and uniform regulations under those laws." Grazing Regulations. WASHINGTON, March 8.—(£")— The house learned today the government was "getting a little closer to its objective" of perpetuating the public range by regulating grazing on public lands. Published hearings of the house appropriations committee disclosed reports of steady progress by the division of grazing the past year in carrying out provisions of the Taylor grazing act. Julian Terrett, assistant director, told the committee that aa a result of organization of livestock men and studies made during fiscal 1939, it was now possible "to know better the carrying capacity of the ranges and the periods when they should be used." Ho said tho program had served to heal tho traditional breach be- ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES SUIT CANCEL SALE STATE LANDS i *'t»»* - ***** - *' i atuitu, lie neLiUp n. juujr *****« uuwu BECAUSE OF MINERAL RE- ! P ar »y responsible for threats of SERVATIONS CLAUSE AUSTIN, Mar. 7.—«#)— A suit to cancel sale of 2,652 acres of Crane and Ector county land, to R. L. York on Dec. 29, 1938, by former Land Commissioner William H. McDonald was filed in district court here today. Attorney General Gei Mann in filing the suit the award to York was void, because, among other things, it was made upon condition of a reser- dence that has Deen gainerea on cxpans | nn bm , and asked that a 1,117- HO referred a freight problem for five years! jo & t gona t fl -houso committee be ™° n ' s - ,£° ™'<"I edt past, and perhaps two years| Jappolnted to work .out a compro- cooperation speech at hence, after the problem Is en-l n ,|g e . Iowa, the no-new-tax tlrely changed, render a decision i At a senate committee hearing, «•»—*"•" "•"•«•«"»«. a high'naval staff officer object- Lea had been j ed to a proposal to shift proposed cerlty of the administration statements. He referred to his own Des Molnes, promise of Morgcnthau, the no- W. J-. Davis of Roane Honored On • 65th Birthday Mrs. W. J. Davis surprised her husband, W. J. Davis, Sunday, March 8th, with a dinner in honor of his 65th birthday, March 6th. All the children and their families were present and also a few close friends of the family, there being thirty in number. The 'four tier birthday cake was baked and decorated by a daughter, Mrs. Eura Elmore. It was a beautiful, white confection with pink, green and brown rosebuds and iacelngs, and yellow holders with , small blue candles. The honoree V received many nice and useful gifts. At the noon hour, a table loaded with delicious things to eat was enjoyed by tho following: Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davis, Roy, f Dubart, and Butler Davis, of Roane: Mr. and Mrs. Aurben 151- more and little daughter, Norma Darllne, Roane; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Elmore, Coorbett; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Starks and small son,' Billy Davis, Corslcana; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Runnels and children, David Joe, Evalyn June and Brooklyn, Corslcana; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davis and son, Newton, Corslcana; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Davis and daughter, Dorothy Genelle, Black Hills; Mr. Charlie Gray and Garland Gray of Black Hills, and Mrs. Jack Poarch and children, Rosle Lea, Billy Wayne, and Charlie Glenn of Corsicana. Secretary new-business legislation statement of the President, and slm- was conferring lar promises, He said he daily with officials In various agencies of the government or means of helping business but Everyone departed In the afternoon wishing Mr. Davis many more such joyful occasions.—Contributed. did not want to talk about the details until something actually was done. war. The chief executive spoke shortly after the senate had approved the $358,000,000 army expansion bill. The measure, previously passed by tho house in slightly different form, now goes to a joint committee for adjustment of the discrepancies. There was speculation the administration might propose revising the neutrality law to permit the president to discriminate against aggressor nations If congress approved. The president also renewed his opposition to a proosal requiring a vote of tho people before congress could declare war. A cnstitutlonal amendment on this subject was pigeonholed In the house last session after Mr. tween the cattle man and the sheep man, who for years had fought over range rights. pu toi A Fitted Truss Will give you better service and most: comfort possible. Every spring must be shaped properly, and the correct pad chosen for each individual case. Don't JUST BUY A Some Helium Exported. WASHINGTON, March 8.— (IP)— Helium produced at tho government's plant near Amarlllo, Texas, has been exported In small quantities for medical and scientific use, congress learned today. R. A. Cattell, bureau of mines official, told a house appropriations subcommittee uso of the gas for treatment of asthma and other pulmonary disorders was increasing. The committee record was made public today. FRIENDSHIP RUNS THROUGH SLAYING, TRIAL,JM1CT10N MAN KILLEDFRfEND, PROSECUTED AND' SENTENCED DEATH BY FRIEND MORRIS, 111., March 7.— (IP)— irvln Wood, stolid 38-year-old .armer, was under a death sen tence today 'for slaying his clos est friend. The principal figure in a blzar re rural tragedy and its strange courtroom sequel, Wood was condemned yesterday to die In the electric chair April 14. He was prosecuted" by a mono,, convicted and sentenced by an° Wood shot and killed Abner Nelson, 38, wealthy bachelor farmer, in a bungled ransom plot Feb. 19. The slayer said Nelson gasped his forgiveness as he lay .dying TRUSS—Have it Fitted. We Have a Private Fitting Room* Drug Go* whfireas, under the law in effect at the time of filing the original letter of Inquiry by York it was necessary for the application to state the purchase was on condition of the reservation ot all the minerals to the state, the board for lease of University of Texas lands has executed oil and gas leases on the acreage. Monn said the state did not allege or contend the land is either public free school land or university land but claims that regardless of whether such land is of ether kind, the award to York was Illegal. As arguments to back up this lontentlon, Mann said the award vas void because It was based upon a void application and that t failed to reserve all the minerals to the state as required >y Inw; that the land was, without dispute, owned by the state ,nd the only question was whether It belonged to tho public schools or tho university. That York, under previous courl decision In similar cases, had no right to purchase the land; that he price of $3 an acre charged >y the land commissioner was 'so grossly Inadequate as to shock the consciences of reasonable minded persons and constitutes an act of fraud upon tho state." The attorney general cited the history of tho case as follows: "In 1928 R. L. York fllitf an application for the purchase of all unsurveyod public school lands west of Block 35, University lands. The land commissioner rejected the application; York later filed suit against the county surveyor of Ector county to establish a vacancy. The suit was dismissed on the ground that the state was a necessary party. York continued to press his application for the purchase of the land. The original field notes returned covered an area of 480 acres. On December 29, 1938, York filed corrected field notes covering an area ot 2,653 acres which were approved by the land commissioner and the land was awarded to York for $3 per acre." voiced opposition. Hull A dozen sena- 10 Ibs. Imperial Sugar, cloth bag 48c Best Grade Cooking Oil, gal 68c Flour, Bewley's Best, Gold Chain, 48 pound sack $1.40 Water Mill Flour, 48 Ib. sack $1.19 Cheese, pound ". • • • 18c Seven Roast, tender and juicy, Ib 15c Oleo, 2 pounds for 25c Sausage, pound 15c Sliced Bacon, pound 22V 2 c Plenty of Fresh Bulk Garden Seed Fred Sutnmerall GROCERY AND MARKET 308 North Commerce, Corsicana in his farmyard. State's Attorney S. J. Holderman, a friend and lodge brother of both men, termed the slaying premeditated murder and demanded the, extreme penalty. "A" feeling'of friendship must be laid aside for the common wel- -• AI-_ *.~ m *vti,n!f«r" +Vi« nrna- taro of the community, ccutor said.' the pros- Wood was convicted by Circuit Judge Frank H. Hayes, sitting without a jury. "I looked through my law- books and found no crime comparable to yours," the Jurist said. "Then I turned to literature. I found Just one. It was Shakes peare's story of Macbeth." Years ago Wood and Prosecutor Holderman played in a high school version of the Shakespearian tragedy* The murder of friend by fiend was the theme of another play in which both took part The defendant calmly hoard th( sentence pronounced, then turned and gave, his hand to Holderman Wood, who is married and the father of'.two children, confesses he. intended to collect ransom from Nealson's wealthy relatives Japan Planning Self-Sufficiency In War Materials TOKYO, March 9.—«V-Hitherto secret details of a gigantic Indus- :rlal expansion program designed o • give Japan complete self-sufficiency in war materials within three years was disclosed today in parliament. The plan embraces Japanese-occupied China and Japanese-protected Manchoukuo as well as Japan proper. Kozuo Aoki, president of the cabinet planning board, said the program already was under way and scheduled for completion in 1841, Raw materials derived from new- You Will Look Your Best In These Beautiful New Styles Hosiery Too • Open Heels • Open Toes • All Styles • All Sizes • Tans • Japonica Tans • Blues • Black Patents Hurauches $1.98 $1.98 iy a tion ly occupied areas of China pla; major role in the produc scheme. Aokl told the diet that the actual details of how these increases would be effected could not be disclosed at present. And $2.98 Hose 39c 2 pr. 75c of the body. He said he lost his nerve after throwing the body weighted with a steel auto tire rim,, into the Illinois river. More Baby Chicks An Fed Rod Chain Chick Starter every year. It gives better result*. Distributed By _ MoCOLPIN GRAIN COMPANY Xdlephon,*. 470. "Special" Hose 59c 2 pr. $-|00 Full Fashioned - Guaranteed Ringless • """* SATURDAY IS THE LAST DAY AT THESE PRICES KINNEY'S 120 North Beaton Street i

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