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Home Edition El Paso Herald -Post Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow. (Complete details on Page 8.) .THREE CENTS IN EL PASO FIVE CENTS ELSEWHERE VOL. LVIII, NO. 145 EL PASO, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1938 EL PASOAN SLAIN HEALTH BOARD 400 FIGHT FOREST FIRE OUT OF CONTROL IN N. M. DEMANDS$2500 IN DALLAS HOLDUP Liquor S4ore Operator Kills Robber With Shotgun SEEK IDENTIFICATION Drivers License Issued in E. P. Found on Dead Bandit; Take Fingerprints A man carrying a driver's license issued to William H Thomas. 31, EI Paso, was dead today in Dallas, the victim of a gunshot blast fired by lirjunr store proprietor who si s led n holdup. Fingerprints of the dead mar. were son i to m .puko ponce today for identification. Officers also attempted to trace the 1 Paso driver's 3 i cense. W. H. Cash, the Dallas liquor dealer, was 'robbed of ST3 by a man who entered the store at midnight, made a purchase, then produced a pistol and demanded the money in the cash register. After raking the money, the holdup man forced Cash and his wife to go into a back room. The i-obber followed them, then left by a rear door. As he left The building, Cash grabbed a shotgun, run to the door, and fjrea. The man fell. As he dropped to the ground he fired three show from his pistol, none of them taking effect. Cash answered with four more shots from his shot-, gun, then called police. The bandit dice! while in an am- buianco on the way to a hospital. Police were unable to identify the dead man definitely. They said the driver's license has was carrying might have been stolen. Actress June Martel Gets Juarez Divorce m 1 if m June Martel Husband's Love of East Blamed for Ending Married Life Actress June Miu'lel was en route back to Hollywood today after a quick Juarez divorce from Walter J. Klavun, Vale graduate and New York socialite. Miss Martel. who real name is Martha G. Moir Klavun, was grsnt- her final decree in Juarez yes- :e;-e,ty Se.e stayed a: He lei Hilton while in El Paso and praised the sudden ness of Juarez divorces. 'It only lakes 10 minutes," she was quoted as saying. Miss Martel and Mr. Klavun were married five years ago but sepa rated after two years. The actress biamed incompatibil ity, explaining, "I prefer Hollywood and the screen, while Walter is happy only in the East." Martel turned do.vn the fjrsl four serein bids she received because .;he didn't feel she was ready one accepted FOR SYPHILIS City and County Asked To Provide Doctor; Drug Funds Gone FISHBEfN REBUKED FOR PRESS HANDLING aT'fkYnCKCO, June 1 American Medical Assn, rebuke to ' ir-Kpf.rr.on for lacK of "gentle ness" toward the press was hailed progressive elements today as victory over Dr. Morris Fishbci the generally recognized voice of the profession. The association's House of Dole- gates voted to impress upon us Board n Trustees the necessity for "correcting certain deficiencies of gentleness m manner m its agencies of public information. It refused to consider hiring press aaents to help it oppose before the public many demands for "socialization" of medicine', or to employ legislative counsel to voice its attitude on government policies and measures pending oetore congress. STOLEN CAR DRIVER HELD AFTERJHASE Van Horn Officers Shoot -9ut Tires of Fleeing Auto Taken in E. P. THREE MEN ARRESTED I N JUAREZ SLAYING Miguel Martinez was held in the Juarez jail today charged with the muraer 01 jokc i.iana oiancas, Juarez valley farmer, lost Decern- Martinez told Juarez officers he beat Blancas over the head to make him reveal the hiding place of his Francisco Tinoco and Pedro Rom-ero were arrested when Martinez' confession Implicated- them in the robbcy. Charges will be formally filed against the three men tomor- WOMAN SENTENCED IN KIDNAPING OF CHILD BUFFALO. N. Y June 17. Sen -fenced to a term of two to five years for the kidnaping of four-year-old Petty Jane Hobbs. Mrs. Anna Legaro, 41, today faced a possible civil action for SI 0,000 damages by Ellsworth M. Hobbs. father of the child. Mrs. Lecare rjlcadcd guiltv reduced charge of second degree assault in Niagara County Court after uistrict Attorney iiaymond KnowJes said he believed she was suffering irom a maternal complex. CALLS TOWNSEND CLUB ORGANIZATION MEETING A , meeting of Townsend Club members and G. W. A. members to discuss reorganisation of a Townsend Club in El Paso was called today by -P. C. Hendecshot. chairman of a committee. The meetin,? will be held at Centra! Y. M. C. A. at Oregon and M:otsri streets at 8 p. m, tomorrow. James Craft. 22, El Paso truck 'iver, was arrested in Culberson County early today after an 1S-mile chase that State Highway Patrolman Roddy ended by shooting three tires from a stolen automobile Craft was driving. ihir,j:y farv-Titl- 1-Vsn-p r, ru tin left for Van Horn to return Craft. Sheriff Fox said the automobile, as stolen from F. L. Armstrong of 3116 Lebanon street. Wait For Car Deputy Sheriff Earl Fads of Huds peth County attempted to stop Craft in Sierra Blanca. Craft sped past him and headed lor Van Horn. sneriir. Anderson of Culberson County and Roddy were waiting on the west side of Van Horn when Craft passed them at a high rate of spaed. Sheriff Anderson and Poddy fol lowed him. The chase lasted for IB macs. At times Craft was driving more than 7a miles an hour. Sherifr Anderson said. Hit Tires Robby fired one shot through the back window of the stolen car that missed Craft's l-.;ad by less than three inches. He shot three other times and . blew out both tire's on the back wheels of the car and the left front tire as Craft slowed down. Sheriff Anderson asked Craft why he didn't stop when he heard the Siren of. the police car. - eti -.vru;.i t r.sve streinea ei'i'ur if bullets had' whizzed past your nc-ad line tiiCY did mine." Craft told Anderson. "I was in a hurry after Craft has lived in El Paso for about six months. He came here from San Angelo and went to work- tor a building contractor. CONGRESS OFF FOR CAMPAIGNS WITH WARNING Special Session Likely If Emergency Deepens; Billions to Spend FOSSEMEN ATTEND BARBECUE Forty members of the Sheriff's Posse will have a barbecue and beer party about in miles from El Paso off the Carlsbad Highway at 7 p. m. today. The possernert will ride to , the spot on their horses. Sy United Pres.-: WASHINGTON. June 75th Congress, swept to office with ine lsdu wooseveit whirlwind, dis persed to the campaign wars toda-i after appropriating $21,000,000,000 during time out from battles which split the New Deal-Democratic Party wide open.. Congress adjourned last night sine die amid scattering warning that a national emergency might require special session in the autumn. Final business bf Congress was to appropriate $3,752,000,000 to spend against depression ana vote DDO.000 deficiency bill, part of which win start tne nations emergency navai construction. Continue to Wrangle Until the gavels' whacked out ad journment last night. Congress wrangjed over Roosevelt proposals jwss as i;iey naa none ever the court re-organization bill was submitted is months ago. j n s ;j shj'-v oi ir up - en d rr". e filibustering Senators shelved a proposal to lurnish Si2,o00 to the Senate Lobby committee. Senator Burke of Nebraska contended the money woule be used to abridge freedom of the press. , e iob:: e rr: sin,: .err I nv i- ate in session' until 8:22 p. m. while members grew noisy. The House, always hilarious just before adjournment, listened to round-robins of praise for majority and minority members alike. It was 9:08 p. m. before Speaker Baitkhead cauid stop the oratory. Praise From President Toward the -end, both chambers paused to hear weary clerks read some kind words from President Roosevelt. The Chief Executive (Continued on Pace 8) The City-County Board of Health last nitrht voted to request County Commissi oners sina city council to appropriate $2500 a year for employ- ir.cil of an .-idc'it.ors.i physician to handle venereal disease clinic work at the City-County Health Unit. ur. iJaui (janacner moved mat the aDDi'otjriatiori be asked to han dle work at the venereal disease clinic and baby clinic when schools open in September, The motion was seconded by Dr. W. W. Waile, An allowance for operation of the physician's automobile was included, "O-jr venereal disease clinic is almost without funds and the- supply o; drugs nearly exhausted," Dr. J. w. Tappan, uily-uounty Heann unit director, tola me ooara. Revenues Low "County Commissioners and City Council mast appropriate more money if the work is to continue." Dr. Tappan pointed out that $207 was received last month at the venereal eliniC- i.v-penses wercv One physician and one nurse employed at the clinic "Only three doctors are employed rl l.-r heehh re-,,: Ires err reyseh Dr. Tappan said: "When school opens, it will be necessary to have inotner pnysician wnc can devote lis time to the babv clinic and ve nereal re sense came. Assistance Needed Dr. Tappan wrote County Judge McGill that service at the Socorro H-.sM'.h Lenten is 1 inrrhre r'-nry "Dr. Mi. tor. LitMI must attend five clinics a week,1 Dr. Tappan wrote, "Assistance is needed." Mildred H. Krauss, Socorro health center director, informed Dr. Tap-pan thai a doctor is not always available when valley patients arrive after "wnlkins for miles in the sun carrying babies." Ask Formal Request Mayor Harlan declined to comment on the application for the additional S250D a year until a "formal request" is made by the health board. "I'm certain the money is not available, said Alderman Schiulcr, L-O..K e rr..-;r;:ocr A survey completed at the request of Mnyor Harlan showed today that (teams irom sypnuiis in ,1 y: have increased from eight in 1! to 23 in 1937. Laboratory Wood tests made in January at the City-County Health Unit showed 50 out of 250 patients were suffering from syphil-lis. In February, 52 out of 280 ex amined showed positive and 23 out ol Jus in Marcn snowed positive. . The survey recommended a five- year program. When Father Was a Boy Both Have Their Chins Out The fellow above with all the clothes on has his chin out. He's looking- for trouble, "Name two that eat spinach," he challenges the photographer. He still has bis chin out. He Jong a-so discarded embroidered dresses and petlicoats. And when he grot ready to put on pants, mama put t the knickerbockers away with a sigh. He's still sticking his chin out right in the middle of politics. The boy with the petticoat is Peace Justice Clarence Wilchar it ilie age of one year. The plump boy above also has his chin out. But there are so many chins you can't tell which one. Calm as a Jlay morning, he enjoys the surroundings. That manly chest is bared for battle. That toe indicates he's contented and unuorried. This chappie is District Attorney Roy Jackson when he was three months and one day old- And it will be up to the voters next month to decide who will be district attorney for the new term, lhe man the plump baby grew up to be or the man the boy in the petticoats grew up to be. Marries Third A iter Divorcing Two in One Day v.'Wn Press RULES BY DECREE ' jtMooioteil PrcJi PARIS. June 27. The French government today adjourned parliament until November, gaining a free hand to rule the republic until then by decree without interference from the chambers. CARSON. Nev., June 17. James McDonald III. 24-year-o.c mi. lion- aire, took his third wife in 24 hours today when he married June C. Kerns of CasseD, Cal, Miss Kerns mother and a Cali fornia lawyer looked on while Judge viarn j. giiuo matte her sso. 3 on McDonald's list of wives. The marriage climaxed the round of courtroom activity that McDonald started yesterday at Reno where he divorced his .first wife, married a second, divorced her. and then hurried here to see. Miss Kern and prepare for the third wedding. The reason for it all, he said, was that a year and four months ago, wife No. 2 had borne him a son out of wedlock they were unable to marry at the time because he was still married to wife No, 1. Subse- fluently. . his love for wife No, 2 waned before he had opportunity to j marry her, but he went through the ceremony anyhow to give the child a name. By tn? time he had divorced wife No. 1, he was ready for wife No. 3. (J. S. DEMANDS GERMANY PAY Holds Reich Responsbile For Austrian Obligations To Government - The United States demanded emphatically today for the second time that Germany assume Austria's debts to this government and' American citizens. Hugh Wilson, the American am bassador in Berlin, delivered a for mal note to the German govern ment, on, instructions from Secretary Hulll The United States declared its dissent from the indicated position of the German government as to its legal responsibilities." (Germany, through Finance Min ister Walther Funk, has stated it was not liable for Austria s obliga tions). The- note declared that under in ternational law, the state taking over another country "assumes the debts and obligation of the absorbed state, and takes the burdens with the benefits." The Austrian public debt to the United States amounts to S25.055.- 078. There are private debts of approximately the same amount i The protest followed a note lodged with Germany April 6 in which the United States notified the Reich that it "will look to the German 'government for the discharge of the relief indebtedness of the government of Austria to the government of the United States." Crowd Cheers F. R. Arriving For Wedding President Greets Son And Fiancee At Salem Prior To John's Marriage Eri VrtiCtd Press June 17. Presi-) 700,000 LOSE HOMES IN FLOOD 3500 Chinese Villages Under Waters of Yellow River; Refugees Eat Bark V United Press SHANGHAI, June 17. Japanese military engineers admitted tonight dent Roosevelt received a tumul-I had lost their fight to control HELD IN ASSAULT 60-year-old man was held at Las Cruces today for questioning connection with an attempted ast? i.: o:r ae i i-year-rjin gin. Special Rice Prepared For Festival To Aid Chinese Destitute In War Zone A special kind of bow! of rice will . be served tonight at the "Bowl o; P.ice" party in Liberty Hall for des- j t.luie Chinese of the war area of the Orient. J The rice, according to Mrs. Anto-j nio Ycc Chew who is assisting Mrs. J. C. Shows, chairman, :s chow fan. "Chow fan is fried rice, cooked ! with bits of tender chicken, meat, I mushrooms ar.d ejrgs," said Mrs. 1 Chew. "It has a soy bear, sauce I poured on it at the right rr.cm.cn:." Chow Ian is popular with me wealthier classes of Chinese. The I people of South China eat i: at tea- time with little cakes wilh a .moat or chicken filling. It is a luxury. It is cooitea ;:t .nar.y o;f;erenl .-tys V iham P. Blocker, newly ap- accuidir. to the number of ingredi- pointfd consul at Juarez, wi-l tiike cnts the cook wants k add." charge of the Consulate next month. The Chinese stores of El Paso are John F. Melby, vice consul in charge donating the rice and ingredients today. Blocker will pass for the ehow fan at the "Bowl of veek en route Rice" parly tonight. The Cii-,e;e restaurant, owners are cooKinff the i COUNTY GRAND JURY DISMISSED FOR TERM Judge Howe today dismissed the uouniy urana Jury for the April term of Thirty-fourth District Court. No action was taken by the jury before it was dismissed todav. The nest Gran Jury will convene July a. BLOCKER WILLTtAKE JUAREZ POST IN JULY Kob Perry, dancer, will appear on the Bowl of Kice program at Liberty Hall. He is a nephew of Captain and Mrs. It. E. LeGrosS, Hll North El Paso street. Prior to coming to Jil Paso, he played in vaudeville on the Keith Orpheum circuit in California. rice and donating part of the food. "The rice will be served in Chi-r.ese bawls which rr.ay.be bought for 'souvenirs. Mrs. Cftcw said. The El Paso Chinese are making every effert to co-operate with the local "Bowl of Kice" committee, Mrs. Chew S2id. The local commit tee is headed by Mrs. Shows and C. ii. Westbrook, appointed by the eastern committee of the United Council for Civilian Belief in China, headed by Theodore Koosevclt Jr. Chinese Ambassador Chenting Wang asked the El Paso Chinese to. ceived a letter from Mayor Tseng :: r e : ,' e" e- crecsed efforts of the overseas Chinese to raise funds for the desti tute lr. Cm.-.a. "There are hundreds cf orphans who were lest in raids," the mayor Wrote. "The families of the wnunded and dead are suffering." The party will begin today at 8j m. There win be Chinese and merican entertainment. J REBEL AIR RAID TAKES 15 LIVES 35 Hurt In Alicante Bombing; Valencia Also Attacked ePLe,-.-u,:,--,-e ry-, iwAjjrtiu. .June ii. mneen per sons were killed, and 35 iniured to- lay m a pre-tlawn insurgent air aid on Alicante. Valencia also was raided in late alternoon and reported several casualties. .Vashington today to attend the wed ding of his youngest son, John, and Miss Anne Lindsay Clark tomor- Thousa nds lining t h e streets through which he passed en route from his special train to the presi dential yacht Potomac "cheered and rerjldueiee. the e'hie: iefenteee At the wharf the President greet ed John and. smiling broadiy, they posed ror 5U photographers. Then 'Mr. Hoosevelt and his son boarded the Potomac with Miss Clark, her Sister Sally, and Charles MeVay. First Lady On Waj- Harry Hooker of New York, the President's former law partner, and ireaenc ueiano, tne .presiaents uncle, joined the group. e.-rs. Koo5eveit ana her son ana daughter-in-law, Mr, and Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt, had come from Washington to Massachusetts by regular train. After breakfasting at. the Framingham home of the President's '. James. Mrs. Koose- velt left for Nahant via Boston. 800 Invited Elliott and James and their wives, and Mr. and Mrs. John Boettiger of Seattle, Wash,, tne latter a daughter of the President, also were motoring to Nahant. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., and h:s wife, the former Ethel Du Pont, were at Manchestor-by-tbe-Sea. a few miles north of here. There will be 800 guests at the weaaing. ponce umei 'mamas par kin said that he expected more than- zgti,uuu persons to come to this peninsula town for the wedding. As the end of a 43-hour crisis near- ed, the river had spread over more than' 1500 square miles. Thousands of persons were drowned; 3500 or more villages were under water and more than 700,000 were homeless. The river threatened to break a new outlet to the sea some 300 miles south of its .present mouth. Japanese military reports said that 200,000 refugees were being cared for in military camps, while suu.uuu were marooned. Many refugees were desperate. In manay areas they w-ere forced to eat bark. The Japanese said that in many sectors their own garrisons were in danger. Japanese planes flew a ion? the (Continued on Page 8) PLEDGES E, P. AID IN FREIGHT FIGHT West Texas C. of C. Manager Promises Assistance BURGLARS TAKE CASH: CLOTHES FROM STORE Burglars entered the 'Eastern Silk Mill store at 231 East San Antonio itreet last night and tuok clotnini? valued at S200 and $25 in cash. e . r.-.icL .'nrene-rvr, s:ea t'f: shirts, some ties and polo shirts were taken. The burglars climbed a fire escaoe and entered the store 'through "a transom. C ry dcWet vce; ebfj med finger prints believed to have been left oy tr.e burglars. FAMILY STRANDED INE. P. ASKS AID A family of four en route from j Calilorma to their home at Uon- ham was stranded and hungry in i'i Paso today. G. L, Taylor, father of two daughters, one and three vears old. said he earned enough in California picking fruit to take his family home, but his car broke down. He appealed to i Pasoans for rood or work. The family is camped in the 2100 block on Mills street off Texas street. D. A. Bandeen, general manager oi me west Texas Chamber ot Commerce, promised full co-operation with El Paso in its freicht rate, fight, E. H. Simons, manager oi the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, who returned from the formal opening v tie- new heme cl the West 'I Lrr: C. of C, in Abilene, said today, Mr. Simons and E. R. Tanner, manager of the El Paso freight bu reau, asked the aid oi the. West Texas Chamber and of all West Texas cities in the freight fight wniia in Abilene. Mr. Bandeen will recommend to s board of directors that they make an appropriation to help Ei raso,' Mr. Simons said. Wild Game Flees Flames; Whipped by Gales fn Gila Preserve CCC. FORCES CALLED Workers Collapse From Heat; Residents of Kingston Ready to Flee A force of 400 men today battled a raging forest fire in the Gila National Forest Jn southwestern Ne-w Mexico. After an all-night battle 3gainst the flames in the Black Range east of Silver City, N. M., Forest Supervisor L. H. LesseZ reported the blaze out of control and eating through stands of big timber i a irom; inree miies wiae. A call was mode on the C.CC1 camp at Caballo Dam for another' 100 men to join the fire lines, and: livestock was moved to safety. Deer ana otner game were Heemg in great numbers before the fire. ' Hope was held that fighting forces might bring the blaze under control. High winds and lightning from rainless clouds added to difficulties in fighting fires in the forest. Whipped by Winds Since the start Wednesday, the fire has worked from Iron Creek across the Black Range divide and down the east side of the mountains toward Kingston, N. M., the town, a ghost camp arid summer resort. The fire was five miles from the town today. Residents werv oty-- paring to evacuate the town. Whipped to fury by winds of gale proportions, the blaze broke out of control late yesterday. A. force of 260 men met its onrush and additional fighters were called. Several workers ennan-avT fmm heat and exhaustion. Six Forest Service representatives were rushed from Albuouenoue tn bolster the tired executive group ' headed by Lessel. Lcssel ordered the recruiting of additional workers to be held in re-servo and rushed to--tiie.. Lines, as crews on duty became exhausted. 2(M Acres Burned The fire bad soread over SOffll acres of the Black Range. j from the summit of the Black Hange Highway, Don Lusk, editor of The Post, Mr. Lusk drove over the Black Range Highway last night "The scene is thrilling and alarming," Mr. Lusk said. "The aroma of burning timber is carried for miles. It probably will bum for a week Mr. Lusk said the fire is visible at Silver City, 50 miles away. Hope to Control Spread Assistant Forest Supervisor Wall of Silver City said, conditions for bringing the fire under control appear "a litfle more favorable." Volunteers from Kingston. Hills- boro, Mimbrcs Valley, Silver City and Gila were on the fire line. CCC enrolies fighting the blaze - are from Beaverhead, Mimbrcs. Mangas. Whitewater. Derning anl Forest Service officials from Silver Citv. Albuoueroue nnrf Alann. gordo at fire: Assistant Supervisor R- I. Boone, of Silver City; L. E. Putsch of Albuquerque; Robert Monroe of Albuciueraue. reffinna fire inspector; L. E. Cotton, C. L. McKenzie, both of Albuquerque, and Lee Beall assistant supervisor at Alamogordo. Regional forest service officials f: Albuquerque said that $5000, above the cost of CCC enrollees and other Government-agencies, had been expended in fighting fires in Gila National Forest of the past two weeks. HELD FOR TPvIAL Josefina Viliegas, 2i, who was ar- Tested by agents of the XI. S. Alcohol rax Unit in a ratd on her home on South Tays street yesterday, was held for the Federal Grand Jury under $500 bond after arraignment ociore u. &. commissioner bctimlci, GETS THREE YEARS IN INSURANCE FRAUD Sri nmltrS Ptfnt SHREVEPORT, La., June 17. C, E. Wharton, Bloomberg, Tex., was, sentenced to three years imprisonment today by Federal" Judge Ben C. Dawkins in connection with the operation of the National Union In demnity Co. He was convicted on 10 counts of operating labor unions as assessment insurance companies in Kosciusko, Miss., and Shreveport, and using the mails to defraud. HARLAN COUNTY CASE DEFENDANTFREED rrn:. :;. r- LONDON, K.v June-i7.-The de fense warmed up today for its inning at the Harlan County coal conspiracy trial following completion of the Government's four-week case, The list of defendants was reduced by one when charges were dropped against .Armstrong R. Matthews, an official of the Clover Splint Coal Co. Auto Burns After Crash As Bystander Drops Match Two automobiles were damaged badly and another was burned in an unusual accident at Stanton and Missouri streets at 6:20 a, it., today. No one was injured. U. S. Customs Patrolman Ernie Eallingcr narrowly escaped injury when his car collided with an Acme Laundry truck driven by Stephen Cantrill -of 1808 East Nevada street and turned over. Cantrill's truck was knocked Into a secian driven by J. L. Webb of the Casner Motor Co. Webb's car was knocked into a curbing. A crowd gathered at the scene of the accident. Someone lighted a cigaret and dropped a burning match into a gutter. Gasoline that was leaking from Bellinger's car was ignited and the car caught fire. It was destroyed before the Fire Department arrived. Ballinger said Cantrill and Webb stopped suddenly at the intersection and his car crashed into the truck. ' RESERVE OFFICERS ENTERTAIN REGULARS Officers of the Organized Reserve Club as Ft. Bliss last night honored the regular officers of tlir fi'nd Field Atrilleiy and Seventh Cavalry with a dinner at the Reserve Officers' Camp. The dinner marked the end of a two-weeks training period for reserve officers at Ft. Bliss. Training was given 142 officers during the period. HARLINGEN GETS FIREMAN CONVENTION EI Paso failed to (ret the 1939 con vention of the Texas Assn. of Firemen and Fire Marshals, Chief Sullivan was notified today. The convention will go to Har- lingen. Captains R. W. Dykes. H. C Grogan rind Joe H. Boones delegates to the convention that met Tuesday and Wednesday in Amarillo, were expected back today.-

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