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V, CORSICANA PRECINCT 26.858 Population 1930 Census 'tftf^E •JWWii •^ -^--^*y> fjf t f...mm ...,» .»,. Hrlomeoftht Daily Sun andStmi-Ufctkly Homing FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICED CORSICANA, TEXAS. TUESDAY, APRIL 16,_1935. NAVARRO COUNT;? Population 1930 Census. OT OIL BILL PASSED BY HOUSE UNCIAL-TRADE PfillTlflNWAIN OUTLINED MONDAY CHNCELLOR OF EXCHEQUER CHAMBERLAIN PREDICTS TREASURY SURPLUS By/ALBERT W. She Wins Battle -Neville Chamberlain, the -hancellor of the exchequer lainted a rosy picture tor lay in the house of corn- Ions' of Great Britain's fi- >ncial and trade position he presented the British Buor' was buoyantly ITeerful in outlining Improved lonomlc conditions -and placed le estimated total of .ordinary fcendtture by the .«° ver " ml S?L? t; 6,970,OW>'- Pounds-about »3,M9r b.OOOrr-With a total .estimated of 735,680,000—about $3,- jfe The difference be- •eenlSefigures Is the surplus, M?m expenditure side, Cham- flalnfpplnted x>ut a provislon * rnnde for-an additional pounds—about/ $52,300,- rfo#lSfenBe servlces,«s.already fcllne4f»n the arrpy^navvy and latlon estimates.**' . _fce ^iitimated,- She Income ,tax ^ill*Sn« tn 237,000.000 pounds *™JPmg2.(mOOO-during the conj^year, an increase of 14.-. OOO.W pounds over last year e ilgulfs which •how.ed a healthy return despite to? reduction of 6 pence to the:Impound,rot Income After long conferences with em ployers' .representatives, Secretary Perkins (above) reported an agree ment reached and the threatened strike in the rubber industry avert ed. (Asocirted Press Photo). u .Without'•giylftg devils," Cham berlain announced, a, ^.resolution •would 6f : :1n1ffl^^:e.*«^ c0 "^ anomkly'JBv-tD*'RUiaf duty, that A duty woold^. levied See BRITISH BUDGET,, Page <2 TEXAS RAILROAD" LIEUT. iVERNOR ACTING EXECUTIVE OF TEXAS MONDAY TEXAS WAS FOURTH OF FIVE STATES PLANNING RATIFY OIL COMPACT AUSTIN, April 15.—(/P —Acting Governor Walte F; ^podul ioday_j3igne.d THOMPSON ;AND OTH- BATTLE FEDERAL OIL .;''*• CONTROL BILL f/' By ' DONALD YOUN<V Associated Press Staff Writer WOODUL IS ACTING GOVERNOR OF TEXAS AS ALLRED DEPARTS TEXAS HAVE THIRD GOVERNOR IN WEEK AS WOODUL GOES TO OKLAHOMA AUSTIN, Apuril 15.—W —Lieutenant-Governor Waler F. Woodul of Houston secame acting governor of Texas today when Governor James V. Allred left the state. Governor Allred departed from Dallas at 8:45 a. m., fly- ng to Washington for a hearing on the Thomas-Disney oil control bill, and presumably crossed the state line at Texarkana about 10 'Almost Immediately it became known that Texas would have a third governor within the week when Woodul goes to Oklahoma City Thursday to present Governor E. W. Marland with a copy of the bill by which Texas ratified the interstate compact to prevent waste of oil and gas. After signing the bill, Woodul announced he would cross the Oklahoma-Texas stateline sometime Wednesday night and Ken Regan of Pecos, president pro tern of the senate, automatically would become acting governor. Since Woodul planned to return Thursday afternoon, Reagan would be governor only a few hours. He will be the first president pro tempore of the senate in many years to be acting governor, the last being Quintus Ultimus Watson, who succeeded Governor O. B. Colquitt when the latter was out of the state temporarily in 1914 The official switch in executives was accomplished without fanfare, but with some humor. Mr Woodul opened the morning session of the senate at 10 a. m., "by the clock," as he explained, although there ,yas question WASHINGTON, April 15.—.-, Chairman E. O. Thompson of the TexasY railroad commission and other flTexans began a last-ditch tight oday to block congressional approval .of the Thomas Oil bill. Bearing outspoken administration approval, the measure will be subjected to detailed hearings tomorrow. The white house was '"represented as wanting it sent to the fluor quickly. f Creation of a federal petroleum board'to llx oil production allow- ables I for each state would be- au- thorlzled by the Thomas bill. The board I would be authorized should the,Prescribed maximums be ex- eeederj, to establish quotas, for THOMPSON, pkge "2 .....—, — "the control o I and gtas production. The states of ..Oklahoma, New Mexico. ',and Kansas previously h<T ratified the compact, while tlriumeasure had been reported favoi/Qhly by a committee of the' Ca'Ajtornia assembly. The compact Jiioyided.it would be effective whefc any three of the states of Texas, Oklahoma, California, Kansas 8\nd New Mexico ratified and, congress gave its consent. Wdodul signed tbg bill in the absence of Govern..? James V. Allred, who left th* state by plane to attend a hearing open- Ing In Washington tomorrow on the Thomas-Disney oil control measure pending in congress. Governor Allred was one of the framers of the, compact at a meeting several months ago in Dallas. He had urged its adoption to prevent waste of oil and gas through state co-operation and as a means of withstanding suggested federal control of the industry. Second Executive Act. The signing of the compact bill was the second of Woodul's official acts as governor. A few minutes after he marched Into See SIGNS OIL* BILL, Page «2 See WOODUL, Page 3 MYSTERY SLAYING OF FARM COUPLE REPORTED SOLVED EIGHTEEN-YEAR OLD SON ADMITS HE KILLED PARENTS AND FIRED HOME 'ROM1SE PLAN BEING HELD RESER'/E IF LIBERALS TOO 1TRONGFOR SOCIAL SECURITY WOOODWARD, Okla., April 15. _«P>—Murder charges accusing Russell Boley, 18, an only child, of shooting his parents in their farm home southeast of Woodward the night of Feb. 5 and then firing the dwelling after pouring gasoline over the bodies were prepared here today by County Attorney James G. Young. The boy admitted the slaying in a signed statement to G. C. Davis, state crime bureau operative and Ben Swigart, (CQ) Woodward county undersher)ff, Young said. "We believe the boy killed his parents so he would be free to marry a girl to whom they had objected," Young ^INDUSTRY IS 'ROPUCTIONPEAK IPAJTFJVEYEARS SWEliLINGi CONSUMER DE- MANfb FAR OUTSTRIPPING DEPRESSION YEARS DAVID J. AVTMOB Awrotiated Press Staff Writer. 'DETROIT. April 15.—(*>)—The Nation's No. 1 industrial collus- sus, thc\ motor car industry, is in high gear. In haul away trucks, in freight cars and in drlveaway • processions the product of the assembly lines is moving from factory to dealer and on to consumer in heavier volume than at any i tima during the last five.years. Gaining momjjjtum steadily •r^-the' impeti fsiimer deman J assembled m Isenger cars Juary 1. WL. dajfs it will have covered omy i« weeks of 1933, but will have produced as many units as were manufactured in, all of 1932. Output for that yeaj-, lowest point in the depression, was 1,431,484 .ears and trucks. I Current p/oduction is 'close to 20,OCo( passenger cars (and trucks a day, and probably Js near the e last jmenti; e«c in«! I .ve CO' of a swelling he Industry than 1,313,000 trucks since the next 1C ivered only 16 See AUTOMOB ibly Is lILBJi Page 8 Bv CLARENCE M. WRIGHT Associated Press Staff Writer. WASHINGTON, April 15.— (fP) — A "compromise" was . being held n reserve today in case there should be a marked increase in ;he strength of house members who want to make the adminis- ratlon's social security bill more iberal. , ^ The change would be in the first section of the bill—that under which the federal government would match any old-age pension said by a state, provided the federal contribution did not exceed $15. Some members of the house ways and means commitete said that if the "liberals" really became threatening, it might be suggested that the limitation on the federal contribution be raised to $20 or even $25. But even as they spoke of that concession, they conceded it would mean lit- The federal contribution would be dependent upon the amount donated by the states, and many states are not in a position to pay big pensions, legislators feel. In the 28 states which do now have old-age pensions, the average payment is $16.48. Also, these states are paying pensions to only about 180,000 persons out of the estimated 1,000,000 over 65 who are dependent upon relief. The administration's bill would require less strict state limitations upon those who could get pensions, greatly increasing the number. Old Age Pension, Two old-age pension plans are before the house now and others See COMPROMISE, Page 8 WOODWARD, Okla., April 15. (TO_The mystery slaying and burning of a middle aged farm couple in February apparently was solved today In the purported confession of their 18 year old son that he shot them down and set fire to the home. Russell Boley, the youth, was in jail here facing probable charges for the death of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Boley, both 43, whose bodies were found in their burning home the night of February 5. G. C. Davis, operative of the state bureau of criminal identification and investigation, said young Boley, who was arrested near here Saturday, had signed See KILLED PARENTS, Page 2 DETERMINED UNITY AMONG THREE GREAT POWERSJPPARENT THIS is MOST "SIGNIFICANT OUTCOME OF CONFERENCE HELD AT STRESA THREE ARRESTED AND TICKERS AND RACING FORMS CONFISCATED NO CHARGES FILED BUT IMMEDIATE GRAND JURY PROBE ANTICIPATED Three men were arrested, two tickers and a quantity of tape and racing forms were confiscated- and stored in the county jail and the names and addresses of fifteen customers were taken in a raid conducted late Saturday north of Corsicana on an alleged race horse bookmaking establishment by Sheriff Ruf us Pevehouse and Deputy Sheriffs J. M. Westbrook, Allen Galloway and Jack Floyd. The trio of men arrested were released and reported to Criminal District Attorney John R. Curing ton Monday. This is the first raid on a bookie shop here. The cases will probably be placed before the Navarro county grand jury Tuesday when the investigators resume their work after a several days' recess. It is presumed the 15 customers will be hailed before the probers. No formal complaints had been filed against anyone connected In the raid Monday morning. Criminal District Attorney Curlngton stated Monday morning that formal complaints would probably be filed after the grand .1ury had heard evidence in the case. He did not state whether the case would go before the investigators Tuesday, but said that the grand jury would get the evidence this week. When queried relative to what See BOOKIE RAID, Page 3 WESTERN PART OF TEXAS SUFFERING NEWDUSTJNVAS10N BALMY WEATHER IN NORTHERN PART STATE RETREATS BEFORE CHILL WIND By The Associated Press Dust did an encore again in Texas Monday, leaving its dirty trail in widespread sections. It blotted out the daylight yesterday at Amarillo and residents claimed il was the worst of the series of storms. Lights in high buildings were not discernable and traffic was at a standstill as driv ers feared to progress even a few feet. Early Monday it bore down in to the Big Bend region, aroum Alpine. The air was stifling and visibility beyond two blocks wa impossible. The violent duster which strucl Wichita Falls cleared away with daybreak and snappy, 47-degre^ weather set in. It was 93 degree there before the duster blew in late Sunday. Fort Worth reported a sizeabl decline in the mercury as th north wind blew more dust int the city. Weatherman Paul S Cook said it would continu throughout the day. Austin was- overcast with thi clouds and a slight dust hazi A southeast wind was schedule to shift to the north, bringin TRAINS LOSE TRAIL IN "BLACK BLIZZARD'S" DRIFTS rainmen in western Kansas hoped for early relief from persistent dust storms as they fought to keep raffle moving. This picture taken near Dodge City shows a double-header being held while crews and nrckmen blaze a new trail through dust drifts. Two other trains were derailed In the vicinity while anther near Garden City, derailed by dust, was marooned for three days. (Associated Press Photo) See TEXAS WEATHER, Page .EAGUE OF NATIONS DEFERS ACTION ON PROTESTS FRANCE RECOMMENDED THAT ITALY AND ETHIOPIA CONCILIATE THEIR DIFFERENCES Associated Press Foreign?Staff. Cop5Ti«-ht, 1035. By Associated Press.) GENEVA, April 15.—The ^eague of Nations council ;oday recommended fo Italy and Ethiopia that they do ;heir utmost to conciliate ;heir differences and deferred action until tomorrow on the French protest against German's rearmament, he protest which caused the present extraordinary session of the council. The council took no action on the African dispute other than to recommend that both Italy and Ethiopia do their utmost to conciliate their differences before' the See LEAGUE, Page 2 Mrs. Allred Will Be Passenger On Centennial Train Mrs. James V. Allred, wife o the governor of Texas, will be i passenger on the "Centennia Special" of the Texas Press Asso elation, when the train Lave Houston April 25 for a ten da; tour of the principal cities of th South to advertise Texas and th Centennial celebration. In a letter received today b Lowry Martin, general chairma of the train, from Governor Al red a reservation for Texas' firs lady was definitely mode. "I have just talked with Mr Allred and prevailed upon her t make the trip," the govcrno wrote. Uncertainty of legislative dutle mav prevent Governor Allre from making the trip. TAKEN FROM SAFE AT FIRSJ BAPTIST FOR THIRD TIME IN EIGHT YEARS BURGLARS HAVE RAIDED CHURCH For the third time in the past eight years, burglars entered the first Baptist church Sunday night and robbed the safe of cash and checks estimated by church officials at $3<» to $350. The loss ]ASH AND CHECKS ANOTHER ROLLING DUST CLOUD OVER SOUTHWEST AREA RESIDENTS PANHANDLE DECLARE LATEST DUSTER IS WORST IN HISTORY was covered by insurance. The robbery was discovered by .he church janitor about 7:30 ilonday morning, and city officers were immediately notified and started an investigation. It was disclosed that entrance to the milding was -gained by breaking a pane of . glass near a lock on a window In the beginner's department in the basement of the :hurch on the north side, and the same means used by the intruder or intruders for an exit. An attempt was made to knock the knob off the safe and when this wa» unavailing, the door, of the safe was wrecked by t chissels or other heavy instruments and LIFE IN DUST BOWL^ OF^ UNITED STATES BEING RULED TODAY BY t H R E E*WORDS - - - "IF if RAINS" Bv ANDRUE BEBDING (Associated Press Foreign Staff). STRESA, Italy. April 15.— (IF)— A determined unity among the three great Western European powers was seen In conference circles today as the most significant contribution to peace resulting from the tri-partite conversations of Great Britain, France and Italy. Six points of agreement were listed in a communique issued after the meetings closed: 1. A "common line of conduct on the French appeal to the League of Nations council for consideration of Germany's re-armanent moveg. 2. Pursuance of negotiations for See CONFERENCE, Page U (Edltor'« Nnlc:—This In Iho flrit nt three stories BUrvRyvnif tlifi Kituation in the dust pcctor of the Southwest—larpe In itself, hut small In terms of the whole which has been swept by a fierien of snectacular dust s(orm«. The.y are written by Robert Geieer. Associated Press •tuff writer, who lavcled throuch the greater part of the ("dust bowl.") By ROBERT GEIGER (Associated Press Staff Writer.) GUYMON, Okla., April 15.—(/P) —Three little words—achingly familiar on a western farmer's tongue—rule life today in the dust bowl of the continent . If it rains .... Ask any farmer, any merchant, any banker what the outlook la, and you hear them—if it rains If it rains .... some farmers will get a wheat crop. If it rains .... fresh row crops may flourish. If it; rains .... pasture and range for livestock may be restored. If it rains .... fields quickly listed into wind-resisting clods may stop the dust. If it rains .... it always has! The next three weeks will tell the story. Black and saffron clouds of dust, spectacular, menacing, in- :ensely irritating to man and ucast alike, choking, blowing out Lender crops, and lasting without mercy for days, have darkened everything hut hope and a sense of humor in the dust sector of the Southwest. The Only Small Fart. Southwest is big and the J. Ilg ouutiiwcoi- ia uife utiu ••••« dust area is only a small chunk of it. Roughly, it takes in the western third of Kansas, southeastern Colorado, the Oklahoma Panhandle, the northern two- thirds of the Texas Panhandle, and northeastern New Mexico. It always has been a region of sparse rainfall. The World war, with its high wheat prices and urgent demands, sent the plow into the sod and turned this into wheat country. Before then it was range land, and the crop was na tive buffalo grass, which held the soil firm against insistent winds The last three /ears have been years of drouth, with this spring's field-eroding dust storms their stifling climax. But dust storms are nothing new in the Southwest Forty years ago—decades befor* the wheat farmers came with their combines—a dust storm o See SAFE ROBBED, Page 2 AGREEMENT REACHED IN RUDDER DISPUTE; STRIKEMNDONED AKRON, O., April 15.— (IP)— The rubber unions and the companies began demobilizing today, with peace secured under an agreement reached in Washington. As both sides abandoned the strike preparations which climaxed months of turmoil here, the attention of the Industry and its workers turned to a court room in Cincinnati where two of the companies fought an order of the National Labor Relations Board. The board ordered collective bargaining elections in the B. F. Goodrich Co., and Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., plants. The United States Circuit Court of Appeals today was scheduled to hear the appeals of the compan- es. By one section of the peace agreement reached in Washlng- on and ratified by the unions lere yesterday, the elections have been postponed until final decls- ons are made by the courts. LARGE AMOUNT MONEY RECEIVED BY TEXAS PRODUCERSJROM AAA OVER MILLION AND HALF DOLLARS IN PAYMENTS FOR NAVARRO COUNTY (By The Associated Press) Residents of the southwestern dust bpwJ marked upr"aMOtfrer~t*fack duster today and wondered how long it would be before another one came along. Already cheered by two days of clear skies and a respite from the choking silt and sand, they were enjoying what started out to be a balmy Sunday when the duster swept out of the north and over western Kansas and eastern Colorado, and rushed on over the Oklahoma Panhandle and into Texas. Hundreds of Sunday motorists were caught when the dense black cloud bore down upon them at a rate of 60 miles an hour. Some Oklahomans rushed for their storm cellars as day was turned into night. Many motorists who attempted to drive through the cloud of stinging gravel and sand, found that static electricity, generated by the dust particles, had dis- lupted the Ignition systems on their engines. Residents of Perryton, Texas, where there have been 50 dust storms in 104 days, described the storro "as the worst in history." Old-timers in Oklahoma and Kansas agreed. After the main cloud had pass- See DUST STORM, Page 3 BILL WAS PASSED* ;l ^ FOR CONFISCATION ILLEGAURODUm MEASURE ENDORSED INjIg-^: SAGE BY WOODUL AlMEf AT HOT OIL OPERATOR^ AUSTIN, April 15.—J* —The Texas house of ,rej> resentatives struck swilv»} today at activities oil operators, to 24, a bill r-- - Y confiscation of illegal- ucts transported by si The action followed. a_.»; message from Acting' Of Walter Woodul urging that. be given right of way.,' ; said it would bolster argUro he made tomorrow In WasJ by Gov. James V. Allred. Rail! Commissioner Ernest Thomj and Attorney General. WlHWlf' Craw against pending leglsia.— to give the federal government control of the oil Industry. ;-' The bill would empower nig way patrolomen, rangers.r sherU..^ and constables to stop and Inspect , gasoline truck cargoes. -It woUWf- requlro that each truck carry /• ^ tender or manifest and would •uo-j V iect the driver and the shipper t heaw fines f° r transporting pre ducts manufactured from Hiel| Cr it "was estimated that 700 truck~t, loans of Illegally produced KasoUn* now ore being moved dallv from • Texas. Sponsors of the .bill sara" the movement would be stopped U within 24 hours if it was passed. ' Strong protest was raised WJ, Representative A. K.' Daniel "otj Crockett who charged the WUfj would give major oil comiJHnles': another weapon to force out independent competition. Regular Order Suspended. The regular order of business, a bill to regulate public utilities, wan suspended to permit passage of See LEGISLATURE, Page 3 *' | TRIO OF PRISONERS SAW WHY OUT JAIL IN DALLAS SUNDAY SAW WAY THROUGH THREE SETS BARS AND ESCAPE FROM SIXTH FLOOR -s-r ' 1 DALLAS, April 15.—(ff)l cera today sought three prll who yesterday sawed out cells In the sixth floor -. Dallas county jail' and slldj on a rope of bed sheets cape. . i They were John Bratcher, ed aide of condemned Ray Hamilton; Olln Tyler. HamiU purported enemy, held appeal on a murder convict. Tommy Bryant, convicted ary. The escape was discovered J. P. Card, nlghtwatchman at court house, who saw the sh« dangling from the window. Officers said the men sawed ., top out of an alcove off the cell, cut the bolt, from the JocH on the cell block and remove^ See ESCAPE, Page DUST BOWL, Page ft UTILITIES REGULATION, CHAIN STORE TAXATION AND ANTI-CRIME BILLS HOLD LEGISLATIVE LIGHT BARUCH ASSAILED FLYNN PLAN TAKE PROFITS OUT OF WAR Texas producers received approximately one-seventh of the total expenditures by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration for rental and benefit payments and Navarro county v/as fourth In the list of Texas counties for value of receipts, according to the latest figures compiled by the government agencies and released Monday. Navarro county's total was $1,618,952.37 for the cotton and corn-hog programs. Lamb county led the state in receipts with $1,928,854.01, Ellis county was second with $1,681,161.00, while Nueces county was third with $1,669,912.04. See AAA PAYMENTS, Pa«» A AUSTIN, April 15.—(/P)—Utilities regulation, anti-crime bills and a chain store tax held high rank on calendars of the legislature today. Pending business in the house was the administration-sponsored public utility regulatory bill, which a committee fashioned from one written by Dr. R. H. Montgomery of the University of Texas, the governor's advisor on utility matters. Should the house work on its suspension calendar, however, the utility bill would be sidetracked. First position on the suspension list was a bill by Representatives John. A. Atchlson of Gainesville to tax gross receipts on chain stores according to the number of stores in the chain. Sixteen bills drafted by a senate crime investigating committee to close loopholes in criminal procedure and make justice speedier were special order In the senate. When consideration would be started was indefinite, for the bills had held special order rank for three weeks. Proposed constitutional amendments and general appropriation bills held priority over all other legislation. The house had cleared all but one, the educational bill, of the four major tjaoney measures, while the senate had passed two, the judiciary and eleemosy nary bills. Prohibition Differences. Meanwhile, conference commit tee sought to adjust difference between the houses on a proposed constitutional amendment to repeal prohibition, and on bills to 8e« CALENDAR, Page HEAD WORUTWAR INDUSTRIES BOARD SAYS WOULD ABOLISH WAR PLANTS '• By TRUSTON I-. GROVEB Associated Press Staff Writer. J WASHINGTON, April 15.—(£•)—| Bernard M. Baruch today assalled- the "Flynn plnn" advanced by th«:'': Bonnie munitions committee tovi take the prnflts out of war. Ha";' said It would "abolish the pres« - ent economic system In war.". John T. Flynn, writer on eco-< nomlc subJcctH and adviser to the committee, has drawn a plan to limit industrial profits during war to three per cent and individual incomes to $lo,0»n. Captains of industry would lie under army discinlliic, and rotild be sent to the trenches If they "failed to co- opcrjite." Called a plan to "pay as you fifiht," thn program was attacked ' by Baruch in these words: "It is clear that business and industry is i" large part activated by the spending and Investment of Income and that if a war government takes all of. Income, it will not have to "worry ubout paying for the war. It See BAURCH, Page ft

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