Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas on August 11, 1933 · Page 1
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Corsicana, Texas
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Friday, August 11, 1933
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y* &j*w Kt ? - f" v«f^<rM'?*ssfy* ?"*>uv.' ; •* if^VT < ^ ^ ,^ «,. '. ^P^-'i^ ,1% f ^ '" ' ticana Precinct ition )30 Census EOL. XLVIII.. llHomeofthe DalVSUn»ndSeml-Vyie«MyMomin«li f htp FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE Navarro Com Population 1930 Census.. CORSICANA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUSTir. 1933 TEN PAGES UBAN SITUATION IS AT CRISI CODE HEARINGS IN P8PE8S THURSDAY FOfi NUMEROUS LINES ADMINISTRATOR JOHNSON AWAITS REPLIES FROM RETAILERS ON CLOSINGS WASHINGTON, Aug. 10,. W—Thg recovery administration today revealed a ruling 'whereby all privately v « w n e d utilities—whether controlled by the stfate in Which they are located or Hot— T must come under its wage and work time supervision. This matter emerged'as the dominant .development of .a day filled •with • continued hearings on codes proposed for the coal and other Industries, while Administrator Hugh S. Johnson awaited replies from retailars and grocers to his ultimatum of yesterday that store operating hours must not be reduced to avoid having to hire new workers. Writing the speech which he Will deliver in Baltimore tonight, the administrator was said by his aides to have received no word from the spokesmen for thousands of stores affected by the wage' and hour agreement approved for them. The retailers and grocers, employing more than 5,000,000, are the largest group yet brought under the NRA's modified presidential re-employment agreement and their compliance with the terms laid down by the administration is being watched by officials. As to the future of public utilities under the re-employment program, Colonel L. G. Wilson, executive secretary of the program ,«tated the status to clarify a situation which had arisen in New Hampshire. i' New Hampshire Public Ser- commission had released a er. from the NRA quoting Wits' office as having said that blic utilities of that 'state would ? (Continued on Page Nine) •" ~~^^"' rive Navy Men Died As Plane to Sea REPORTING TO THE BOSS Plunges HONOLULU, Aug. 10.—(#)—Na- Jy salvage equipment grappled in •0 feet of water today for wreckage of the twin-motored navy seaplane which carried five navy men to their deaths in an offshore crash anU which still held the bodies of three in its splintered cabin. While naval officials planned an Investigation, ,N. A. Tuft, aviation machinist's mate, second class, the only survivor, was recovering from slight injuries and the shock of plunging into the ocean yesterday with the doomed plane. Those killed were Lieutenant Charles P. Hill, pilot, and Ted C. Marshall, pilot under instruction; and C. C. Stewart, V. C. Hovey and L, B. Pitt, enlisted men. Tuft attributed thf crash to stripping of the plane's tall surfaces. Lieutenant Marshall jumped as the plane hurtled downward and his body was recovered some distance away. Pitt's body was recovered hours after the crash by divers. Tuft made his way to the, surface and was picked up by pa-| trol craft. At this informal conference on the porch of the summer white house at Hyde Park, N. J., Secretary of State Cordell Hull, just back from London, made a comprehensive report of .the recent world economic conference to President Roosevelt. Incidentally, the harmonious meeting disposed of rumors that the secretary of state would resign. MURCHISON NAMED NAVARRO COUNTY FINANCEJHAIRMAN SUCCEEDS A. A. ALLISON, RESIGNED, IN IMPORTANT PARTY POST J. S. Murchison has been named finance chairman of the Demo- critic National committee for Navarro county, It was officially announced Thursday in a communication received by Mr.'Murchison from Frank Scofield, director of finance, with headquarters in Austin. Formal acceptance of this responsible place in the local democratic organization was forwarded Mr. Scofield at once by Mr. Murchison. The place as made vacant by the resignation of A. A. Allison now officially connected with the Agricultural Department in connection with, the cotton reduction program. Mr. Murchison has already as-' sumed his duties and is planning an active campaign to secure the money necessary to meet the quota of Navarro county as set by the national committee. This money is for the purpose of wiping out the deficit of the national democratic organization. Further announcement concerning his plans will be made by Mr. Murchison at an early date. Mt. Scofields letter to -Mr. Murchison follows In full: "In view of the fast that Mr. A. A. Allison has found it necessary to resign as Finance Chair-, man of the Democratic National committee for Navarro county on account of his official connection with the Agricultural Department, I am pleased to inform you x>f (Continued on Page Seven) FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKING GOOD PROGRESS IN ITS DRIVE AGAINST KIDNAPING INDUSTRY State Convict Is Killed on Temple Street Thursday TEMPLE, Aug. 10.—f/P)—Hiram (Hy) Thompson out on a furlough from the penitentiary .where he was serving a sentence in connection with a slaying at a skating rink in Belton four yaers ago, was shot and killed In front of a city park across from the municipal building here today. Three charges from a shotgun fired from a Brown (Ford) sedan occupied by two men and a woman struck Thompson in the chest, killing him instantly^ The car was headed in the direction of Belton after the shooting. Thompson was tried three times and was sentenced several months ago' in Cameron to 20 years imprisonment. He was granted a furlough to attend the funeral of a sister who was killed in an automobile accident at Waco. Will Fewell, .father of Carlton Fewell, slain by Thompson on May 16, 1928, was questioned by James K. Evetts, county attorney, after today's shooting. Refused Extension; AUSTIN, Aug. 10.—(flV-H. p. Thompson, shot to death In Tompie today, would have, been hack in the penitentiary, from which he was furloughed nearly one year ago, had he lived another week. Governor Miriam A. Ferguson said today that Thompson had visited her a few days ago to (Continued on Page Two) WE LIGHT GIVEN WHEAT ALLOTMENT PLAN FOR GROWERS DETAILS PLAN~EXPLAINED; GROWERS MUST PRODUCE GRAIN IF SIGNER BLOODHOUNDS USER IN SEARCHING FOR SUSPECTED NEGRO RODY OF FARM GIRL FOUND BADLY BATTERED SMALL CREEK NEAR HOME BROOK3HIRE, Aug. 10.— Farmers with bloodhounds thrashed through the wilderness of the Brazos bottoms near here today, searching for a negro, farm hand believed to have I beaten Miss Elsie Jones, 22, to death. The girl's body, with her head battered and .finger marks upon her throat, was found by her father, A. A. Jones, Waller county farmer, early Wednesday, half submerged in a shallow creek, about a mile and a half from the Jones farm house. She had started out late Tuesday to round up some cows on a mule. When the mule came home riderless the father, aided by neighbors, began the hunt. Suspicion was directed at the negro, who until a month ago worked for Jones, when officers started questioning negroes working in the vicinity of the Jones farm. When they started toward the negro, picking cotton on a farm near here, he ran. The negro eluded the officers in dense underbrush along the river. A call was put to Blue Ridge prison farm for bloodhounds and they were brought here by Dog (Continued on Page Two) What NRA Means Is Interpreted By ' Questions Asked WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.— (/P)— What does the NRA mean? The following questing were developed and answered today by the National Recovery Administration: ~ " Is Sunday considered a legal holiday by the NRA as it affects the maximum hours a person may work each week? , A legal holiday is one that Involves peak periods such as is. Christmas or Thanksgiving. Under the spirit of the NRA, officials believe, Sunday can not be considered as such. Are men delivering from store to store and men delivering from store to customer both classified as delivery men? Yes. The necessity for delivery is considered the same in both Does the NRA consider any stigma attached to taking away the blue eagle from one who has signed? i No. It will be just as though they never had a blue eagle and NRA officials believe that is enough. When the blue eagle is • taken away can it ever be restored? No. HAND TO HAND BATTLE ON MILK STRIKE-FRONT ECONOMY PROGRAM ArTECTS WORKERS NATIONAL CAPITAL APPROXIMATELY 900 MUST FIND JOBS ELSEWHERE AS RESULT CHANGES handles of the embattled farmers are plied with telling effect in this fracas between the police and striking dairymen near Orlskany, N. Y., where the milk strike developed into something like open warfare. At left is Sergt. Harold Kemp of the state police after he had been rendered hors de combat, and, at right, . one of the [farmers injured in the affray. WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.—(/P).— A. V. Dalrymple retired today as director of prohibition with the abolition of the dry law enforcing bureair by the creation of a new unit in the justice department's division of investigation, headed by J. Edgar Hoover.- William Stanley, first assistant attorney general, told newspapermen that the reorganization had been completed in so far as carrying out President Roosevelt's executive order, effective last, night, but that details would not be made public uhtil Attorney General Cumminps returns '.o Washington next week. John S. Hurley, who was assistant to Dalrymple. a Callforn- '•¥ hea ian. is slated 'to head the dry unit in the investigation division, nnd will become assistant director. There were 1,800 employes In the prohibition bureau, of whom 600 were scheduled for removal. (Continued on Page Two) I Steel Backlog Shows Decrease Month of July NEW YORK, Aug. 10.-(IP)— Unfilled orders of the United States Steel Corporation decreased THREE ADDITIONAL MEN DEING SOUGHT URSCHELJIDNAPING DEFINITE .PROGRESS IS REPORTED IN SEARCH FOR OIL MAN'S ABDUCTORS Who has the authority for taking the blue eagle away from a firm or individual? Administrator Hugh S. Johnson must have the record presented to him to determine just what the issues are and he decides whether or not the eagle will be 186,546 tons in July to a total of called back. 2,020,125 tons, th e corporation an- I nounced today. This compares with a June increase in backlog Can a retail store, open less than 52 hours a week before July 11, 1933, reduoe the store hours at all? No. Are retail stores with two or less employes, which keep open only the minimum number of hours part? Yes. required, fulfilling their Are there any figures available WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. Government officials today looked over the records and concluded that the month-old, federal war against the kidnaper, the gangster and the racketeer is making satisfactory progress. They promised anew, in the words of Joseph B. Keenan, assistant attorney general, that "the inhabitants of this country are not to be left to the mercy of attacks of als." organized crlmin- Just a Jittle more than a month ago, KeeAar. was designated by his chief, ^Attorney General Cum"-' ;g^to lead the justice depart•'1 anti-crime drive. id,ent Roosevelt approved. fact, the chief executive was inch interested that he next Raymond Moley,' assistant ., .. .ry of • state, to survey broader aspects .of the problem while' Keenan concentrated on catching the. criminals and forestalling crimes. In a report on kidnaplngs, Keenan made this summation of cases in the last month: ."Charles. F. Urschel, kidnaped at Oklahoma City on July 23. One man identified and a fugitive, another-held." / "J. J. O'Connell, Jr., was kid- naped on the seventh of last month at Albany. He IB now released and the federal government »de«bite certain .handicaps, U attuojp)* to d« iU full wirt * »" j.< . v >N in apprehending and bringing to justice his kidnapers." On the kidnaping of August Luer, who was taken from his Alton, Illinois, home "at the point of a gun on July 10 and held for ransom, Keenan sai<J: "Through the efforts of the department of justice, through the agents of the bureau of investi- WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.— (f)— Can a producer who signs an al-j lotment contract stop raising wheat? No; he must seed the acreage, based on his average yield in recent years needed to produce his| farm's allotment. < What would happen to a producer who signed and who, be- No. The NRA proposes to wait itil the period is up and then nake such a survey. of 176,856 tons, which largest reported since was the 1 early in ' 1930. . " The decline was somewhat larger than e-xpected In Wail Street, Most quarters had looked i ST. PAUL, Aug. 10.—(fl>)—Three more men, including a one time Minneapolis rackctee.r, were hunted today by federal operatives seeking a solution here of the kid- naping of Charles Urschel, millionaire Oklahoma olt man. Werner Hanni, federal department of justice agent in charge of this district said the racketeer is "Big Mose" Barnett, who left the Twin Cities several years ago and last heard of was operating in New Orleans. The other two men, Hanni said were strangers, who sought to pass In Minneapolis some of the morke'l ransom money paid for Urschel's freedom. Three men already are In custody, picked up Monday and Tuesday this week, when they were connected with- the marked .currency. It was from their stories ; that federal operatives gleaned the meager information that sent them rtunting the two strangers. Operatives had nothing definite (Continued on Page Two) FEARS OF AMERICA BROUGHT DEATH TO JAPANESE PREMIER divided as between gain and loss, j Continuance of A high rate of ' mill shipments during the month in the face of ' reported down of buying in si tions formed the basi mates of a decline. Over the past ten years slowing aom e direc- of esti- Increases in the corporation's July backlog have occurred infrequently. Last year the tonnage was off about 68,400 tons. LED ASSASSINS GIVES REASONS AT COURT MARTIAL TWO ARRESTED IN CONNECTION DOND SCANDALJN KANSAS INVESTIGATION INTO MANY ANGLES OF ALLEGED FORGERIES BEING MADE TOPEKA, Kas., Aug. 10: Two arrests have been made in the-Kancas municipal bond scandal, at least $658,000 In spurious bonds have been discovered ami threo state banks have been closed. Leland Caldwell, an employe In the office of Ronald Flnney, broker, was taken Into custody last night on charges of having uttered $3,000 in forged bonds to the National Bank of Topeka. Finney, previously arraigned on a similar charge, is alleged specifically- to have uttej-ed $20,000 In spurious securities to the same bank. Meanwhile, investigators into the many angles of the case continued. D. A. N. Chase, budget director, and A. R. Jones, plate auditor nnd their assistants were engaged in checking . bonds and records in the office <U the state treasurer, Tom Boyd. State officials have revealed eight Issues of municipal bonds totalling $320,000 are known to have been forged in duplicate, one set going to the state treasury as security for state deposits and the other set being in the hands of Chicago brokers. While these officials were working, the vault was guarded by armed national guard officers, who were posted to see that no bond.i or records went removed without authority. Officials of the state banking department were checking thS records of three state banks which were closed following Finney's arrest. All three institution* —the Fidelity State Bank of Emporia, the Eureka Bank and th« Farmers' State Bank of Neoscho Falls—are controlled bv Finney's relatives. THe Emporla office of the brok- (Continued on Page Two) WHETHER MAM WILL RESIGN FIGHT IS QUES1 EXECUTIVE "COMMITTI MACHADO PARTY IS PLAN BY U. S. AMI HAVANA, Aug. lO.i —The question whet! President Machado shj sign his post to bring to Cub?.,.now under a'_ ally declared state of' as the result of the me| of revolution, was- pl| today 'before the national ' live committee of Gerieri chndo's liberal party. The executive committee „ consider the. formula of peac sented by United States An dor Sumner Welles, acting diator In the conflict betv Machado supporters and posiion. This formula entails the ,. drawal of Machado to make for a president approved parties. Meanwhile, the general _ which brought the conflict Machado to a head, continued'; broken despite the efforts expectations of the go verm) Mr. Welles directed attention^ the statement issued yeiter Pjesident Roosevelt In after the president's con with Oscar B. Cintas, the ambassador. In that statemen president said he and the sador felt that every Cub lltical problem "should be the most patriotic spirit In to improve conditions at tnk; liest possible moment." "I think I am entitled to Mr. Welles said, "that Pre Roosevelt declared to the sador that I was now acting and had been acting at HaV with his fullest authorization, approval." ' The government-ani) the. official radio i was opening four placfti at * (Continued on Roman Triumphs Be Revived Fofc Balbo and ROME, Aug. 10.— (IF)— A triumph, a custom not 1 for many centuries, will be vived Saturday to give Qen. Iti Balboa and member* of hl§ tr atlantic seaplane squadron a ing welcome home; It will have another ^purpoi too—to pay tribute to Premh Mussolini as the inspiration fo Italy's renaissance in aviation. General Balbo advised the alr> ministry that he plans to j-- 1 - 1 his armada to Ostlva, Rome'* port from Lisbon, Portugal,!, miles away, without (top)' Their arrival In Italy Is let Saturday evening. ' Returning from Ostla, the mler and General Balbo wii driven through the Central sage of the Arch of Constant! just outside the ancient co|l§ei which thousands of Amerlcanaf have visited. ' A new roadbed has been .._. structed under the arch and; railing around it has been moved. The 1,600-year-old ~~~ ment, erected after .Constan victory over Mamentlus, will, (Continued on Page Two),, TOKYO, Aug. 10.—Wj—Lieutenant Horlshl Yamaglshl, leader of ten naval officers undergoing court martial charged with the — . - --- -_ u.uuv>* TTIIU oiguuu ailU WI1U, UK- gallon, Mr. Luer was released | cause of unfavorable weathtr from caDtivitv and returned un- rnniH nnt QAOH win***,. •..,!,....*7 • from captivity and returned unharmed to. his home without the payment of any ransom. "After apprehending the accused and having collected the necessary evidence, we hope (to participate) until the close of the case. The prosecution, with the full consent of the federal government, will take place in the courts of the state of Illinois at Madison county * • * "Although the federal authorities could have prosecuted these defendants, since the law of the state of Illinois . provides a death penalty for kidnaping and with the same determination relentlessly to pursue kdnapers throughout the country, th e combined authorities of the state and federal government will seek the maximum penalty of death Jn each of these' cases." Keenan ..said that in 12 recent kidnaping cans, 19 persons had been convicted while U other sus-t pecti are held and MX persons whoee - identities are known are could not seed winter wheat? In some areas he could seed spring wheat. If he doe's not seed such acreage as is necessary to produce his farm allotment in SHOWER OF STARS DUE TONIGHT AND THREE SUCCEEDING NIGHTS; HEAVY AFTER FRIDAY MIDNIGHT BY HOWARD W. BLAKESI>KE terms of average yield, he must (Associated Press Science Editor) return a return payment made to him. crop sell? No. until given permission to If the producer's farm is mort- gagged, must the mortgagee sign the contract? tonight and • the three succeeding nights. Their numbers should be greatest between midnight Friday and dawn Saturday. An hour or so Not unless he receives a part of, be ' ore tne milkman begins his the crop as payment on the mort- rounds is a good time to watch, for few ai-B visible before midnight. Watchers should look to- gage. If a farm is sold, is the purchaser bound after a contract has been signed? , Yes. - ' What is the farm allotment? That number of bushels of wheat upon which adjustment payment may be made to the producer, supplementing what the producer obtains, from it in tho markets. It is intended to represent the farm(Continued on Page Two). -_, ward the. northeast aky, low down about midnight. By are almost overhead. dawn they Their poetic name, "The Tears of St. Lawrence," given by' the Irish, best describes what to look for. They do not appear much larger than tears. Now and then one of.these fiery "tears" crosses half the sky, but mostly their paths are much shorter. Inukal and other terroristic acts, testified today that fears of "America's ambition" motivated the terrorists. Testimony was produced to show that Yamaglshl commanded the naval officers who invaded the premier's residence, and that he gave the command "fire" which loosed the fatal shots. After he had made his anti- American statement, the court room was ordered cleared and the quarter," said Dr. Charles P. Oliv-l near ' n K continued in secret; The or, director of the astronomical | proceedings are being held at the observatory of the University of Pennsylvania, "Observers should in general keep the moon behind them while counting the perseids. Its presence will of course cut down the number visible, perhaps to a maximum of 30 per hour even with a clear sky." The public is InvHed for the third successive year to count the perseids and mail the figures to Dr. Oliver, at Fowler Observatory, Upper Drby, Penna. These counts need not be .for all night, but to be useful must be for a full hour at a stretch. "Each observer," Dr. Oliver advises, "should give his hourly counts separately. If several are in the party, let each give his total counts- separately, quite Irrespective of the meteors being seen by someone else. The unit of comparison is the number sen by one "As the moon in in the last person in one hour." Yokoshuka naval base. Tho lieutenant declared thnt he and the other officers feared the United States would attempt what he called furl! jr dominnti' i of Japan and the orient in 1936, when revision of the Washington and London naval treaties is due. He testified that his group was determined to "attempt the recon- stn "tion of the empire before that crisis arose." Premier Tnukal was slain in his, official residence May 15, 1932, and at the same time numerous Tokyo buildings were attacked by terrorists. Among these buildings were the office of the Metropolitan Police board, the Cherry Village G-ate of the Imperial palace, the Bank of Japan and the important Mlt- subisW, bank. REVISED DRAFT OF TRADE PRACTICE AGREEMENT FOR OIL INDUSTRY NEARS COMPLETION WASHINGTON, Aug.' 10.—f/P) — A revised draft of a trade practice plan for the oil industry, now being prepared by tn*e Recovery administration, was understood today in informed quarters to be nearing completion, although NRA officials maintained silence. The code, successor to the tentative plan proposed by Hugh S. Johnson, the recovery administrator, was reported similar in rrnny respects to the first tariff. Pending acceptance of the plan oil companies, Johnson said yesterday, could (jet blue eagles signifying adherence to the recovery campaign by subscribing to the blanket code, with the labor provisions of their own code applicable to them. Federal officials in a position to know predicted privately that the trade plan would be ready for submission to committees representing the main factions In the industry on Monday, and that It would be disposed of quickly. Whether it will pronose some form of price regulation was a question, but some circles expected the program to prohibit sales of crude oil at less than cost of production, with factors deter mining that cost to be set forth. The new code, it was understood n reliable quarters, would Insist upon federal regulation of production through allocation to the I oil states of their chare of the | national demand, and with the dl- vlslon within each state to , b« left up to that area. The government would Its power over Interstate to prevent shipment out of of petroleum in excess of amount allocated to that Meanwhile, F. W. Fischer, torney, of Tyler, Texas, at! interior, department official! consent to a weeks' postpc of a suit he has pending district of Columbia .1 court to enjoin the recent of President Roosevelt aild retary Ickes prohibiting Interstate 1 movement of oil produced in vitt-' latlon of state regualtions; The suit is due to be heard. August 15 by Justice Joseph Cox. A postponement was expected by Interior Department officials, who announced with the _ . which will handle the" govern' ments case, to go to trial. themselves as justice departme tment, Busy Bald Eagle ;»*j Mr.BaldEagta'* busy In Mi rnftf , job. Here k* W «» he appear* •» the black Md white placard! of the NBA program. .'n

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