The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 21, Ed. 1 Monday, January 25, 1937 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. 37—NO, 21.
SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS. MONDAY, JANUARY 2S, t»37.
500,000 HOMELESS IN TEN FLO
f ■ a
LOCAL RED CROSS
BAIL FOR PRESIDENT
TO BE GREAT SUCCESS
Determined to over-subscribe their
|180.00 quote, volunteer worker* of
the local chapter of the American
Red Croee met Monday morning in
the Chamber of Commerce room* for
instruction* and commenced shortly
thereafter to solicit fund*.
Weber H. Pouts, roll call chair-
man, and Burt C. Walt*, county
chairman, were on hand to give the
various worker* their instruction*.
DANGERS TO HEALTH
SEEN AS WORST IN
RED CROSS HISTORY
Washington, Jan. 24. — National
Red Close headquarters reported the
iiuu> ---------------- number of persons affected by the
Sulphur Springe' quota for the Red fjoodwater* of .the Ohio had mount-
Croa*' $4,000,000 emergency fund|e<j to 350,000 Sunday and that the
hgs been placed at $150. Worker* threat to health ronditiona i* the
were " confident that thia amount wont of any disaster in Red Croaa
could be raiaed eaaily aa local eiti- history.
*en* are realizing the disastrous) Typhoid and pneumonia constitut-
damage done in eight Eastern States *,) the greatest menaces. The United
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New York, Jan. 21, 1037.
It is a matter of rfeal gratification
to my associates of the National
Committee and to me to learn from
reporta coming from every part of
the country that the 1037 Birthday
Ball for the President is receiving
the whole-hearted support of our
friends'of the newspaper fraternity.
The generous aid given by the press
Is of inestimable value in arousing
public recognition of the vital need
for creating funds with which to pro-
vide treatment and rehabilitation for
unfortunate infantile paralysis suf-
COMMENT IN TEXAS
Msyor Shade Gi
ed in a recent I*
he expected to br
ington visitors to t
the near futuye to , ,
Oak reservoir, a 5#*erc lake, being
i nofffl of the city.
bird was inform-
from Gu* W.
ition, Dallas, that
g. several Wash-
ilphpr Springs in
nspect the White
RAIN HALTS REBEL
CITY OF MADRID
by one of the worst floods
States Health Service has been
ganized to cover every State in
Many thousands of people have effected area in a prevention cam-
been forced to evacuate their homes poign. The Red Cross la co-operating
and are now without shelter andj)„ furnishing the health service with
“J to exist --- '—
enough clothing and food
'through the flood period.
Sulphur Springs State Bank, Sul-
phur Springs Loan and Building As-
City National Bank. W. P. Chan-
dlor, Mr*. J.. O. Root*, Haggar Dry
Goods Co.. Texas Power A Light Co ^ cU^
Echo Publishing Co., E. L. Ashcroft, ..
Chas, F. Ashcroft.
Ashcroft A Carother* Motor Co.,
I». E. Walker. L. B. WesfPr Fur-
niture Co.. Smith A Monerief, Mis-
sion Theater, Babcock Auto Supply
Co , Bridges Cash Store, i. K. Brim.
nurses, immunisation material*,, hos-
pitalization, food and clothing.
More than 200 Bed Cross nurses
are in the field and the number was
increasing hourly. In addition,
there were 300 worker* already in
the field in ten State*, the greater
part of them in Indians, Ohio and
Kentucky. Red Croaa headquarters
here sent out instructions to eighty
in Kentucky to meet
all emergency needs.
Warehouses and purchasing de-
partments have been established for
the emergency at Indianapolis, St
Louis and Evansville.
(Continued on page thsee)
’JUDGE BERRY OPENS
THE GRAND JURY
You will be interested
that at this moment, close to 8,000
cities and towns, between the Allan
tic and the Pacific, are well undqr
way with their organizing plan* for
the celebration to be held on eve-
ning of Saturday. January 30th. The
success of each of these affair* will,
in a great measure, be due to the
Utpport of the local newspapers,
through the cooperation which they
are extending to the General Chair-
man of the Birthday Ball,
It is my real pleasure to express
to all the publishers and editors who
have Joined with us in thi* cause our
genuine appreciation of all the help
you have given, and will continue to
give between now and January 80th,
through the column* of your paper.
I am confident that the local Chair-
man of the Birthday Ball committee
in your eity or town Join* me in ac-
knowledging your real helpfulness.
To you and the members •# your
staff wa are truly grateful for your
MATCH IS THROWN
IN WATER, BUST
FOLLOWS, 2 DUD
help in promoting thi* humanitarian
work, and enlisting public patronage
Sounding the death knc|l for gam-
bling machines in Hopkins County
and urging that a halt be put to the
practice* of “shysterlawyer*. Judge
Charles D. Berry delivered one of
."•(die most forceful charge* to the
Eighth Judicial IMatricf Court grand
Jury Monday morning that h** been
/given m several year*.
Judge Berry opened court at ten
o’clock, and then had the following
grand jurors sworn in: I). F. Tan-
kerslejv Sulphur Spring*. Rt ; J. M.
Young, Cumby: O. O. Sander*. ltat-
chetvitie; J. G. Norman, Saltillo; L
L. McKinnay, Weaver; .Forney C.
Wester, city; C. 0-..Gr8«nt Brashear;
C. F. Wise, Milter Grove; O. M
Bawham. Sulphur Bluff ; T. J. Jack-
son, Como; B. C. Weaver, Brashear,
and Frank Gregg, Birthright.
Judge Berry appointed Mr. McKin-
ney” ta »erve as foreman of the in-
vestigating body. The grand juror*
selected Mr/Wester as secretary and
Mr. Young as assistant secretary.
C. f. Withers, constable of Pre-
cinct Nov 1, was named door bailiff
by Judge Berry, while the other con
•stables of the county were sworn in
a* riding bailiffs.
In hi* charge to the grand jury.
Judge Berry enumerated a-number
of the offense* he wished the body to
investigate. He classified the offense*
as to persqn, sgsmst property, against
moral*, decency and chastity, affect-
ing trade and commerce, against
public justice, and affecting the pub-
lic safety. _
“The drunken driver is becoming
Huntington, W. Va., Jan. 24. —
Flaming ga«oline which enveloped a
motorboat rescuing a family from a
flooded home burned a grandmother
and granddaughter to death Sunday
and critically injured two others.
Mr*. Ida Osborne, 80, and Donna
Shyrene Spurlock, 9, died. Mrs. G.
J. Spurlock. 2a, mother of the child,
and Mr*. K. C. Howell, 28, were
Robert Carson, 27; Walter Rig-
gell, 30. and another man were tak-
ing the women and child from their
West End home < in a motorboat.
State Police Sergeant Andrew Mor-
gan said by wa* informed someone
tossed a lighted match from the boat,
which ignited gasoline floating on
the water. There was a terrific ex-
plosion, apparently of a gasoline
Rescue! * found the child in the
charred boat clasping her pet Collie
dog. Sandy, tightly in her arm*
where it, too, 'had burned to death.
Carson said he and Rigged dived
beneath the boat folding the two
women and the boat propeller while
the flames raged above. He recalled
coming to the surface five time* to
gdt air. Later they swam to s light
of the Birthday Ball, “so that, some
child Who cannot walk may some daj
My earnest feeling Is that all tbo*‘
who have had a part in this effor,
to aid the handicapped are rewarded
with the knowledge that their work
will result in bringing joy to thou-
sand* of tin.fart.MIMH* cripple*, by
giving them the opportunity of as-
suming their rightful place in the so-
cial and economic activities of our
nation.—Sincerely, Henry L. Doher-
ty, National Chairman.
(Continued on page two)
'ftv *4i*e***» rrtml -•
East Teaaa—Fair in north por-
tion, cloudy in south portion, prob-
ably rain in southwest portion and
on west coast tonight and Tuesday.
Tuesday wanner in north portion.
West Teaa*.—Fair tonight and
Tuesday; wahner in north portioi
Tuesday. _ .
DIES IN VIRGINIA
John Swartz, former well-known
citizen and highly esteemed good
man of Bulphur Springs, died pn
January 17 at his home in Mount
Jackson, Va. For many years he
wa* a photographer, with office on
College street. scapes from the First
Baptist Church. ►
A host of old time friend* here
will learn with sorrow of his pass-
ing. The following message tell* of
built two 'mile* -
The reservoir ha* been demanding
considerable attention from many
well-known people. Id a letter dat-
ed Jan. 18, Congressman Wright
Patman assured Mayor Gafford that
the project would bo re-opened as
soon as possible.
Proud of Project.
Congressman Patman enclosed a
letter that he had received from Mr.
Tbomaseon. In part, it read, “I
have personally inspected thi* pro-
ject, and it is one of the very best
that we have anywhere in our dis-
trict, and 1 believe will compare
favorably with any similar project
"An unusual feature of it is that
the bottom, aa it 1* being excavated,
shows a very fine quality of clay,
which will serve to retain the water
when the reservoir is filled in a very
unusual degree of efficiency.
“It is also a project which appear*
to be badly needed and one which
will serve for a long time to como
the need* of the Sulphur Spring*
area. I am very proud of thi* pro-
A letter from H. P. Drought,
State Administrator for Texas, to
Hon. Patman, M. C., read, in part;
"Replying to your letter el Jan. 6,
in which you expressed your inter-
est in the proposed project for the
completion of a water reservoir’ at
Sulphur Springs, I am glad to be
able to report to you that thi* pro-
posal ha* received all the required
approvals and was released to the
Dallas district offfic# for operation
on Dec. 24." t
To Work More.
Mr. Thomasson, in his letter, re-
ported “1 note that you state that
your WPA workers have been idle
for some time end have exhausted
their resources, and you are desirous
of having them make up as much of
their lost time a* possible If such an
arrangement is . permissible under
our rules and regulations. I have
discussed this matter with the State
office, and they have agreed with
me that when the men are again at
work they can make up a consider
able part of their lost time. ... 1
think thi* arrangement will go a long
way to remedy the loss of earning*
with which the workers are now con-
fronted on account of had weather.
“Then another arrangement which
1 have been able to make is that in
cases of dire heed we win be per-
mitted to prepare weekly payroll* in-
stead of bt-weekly a* is now the
The project, which ha* been clos-
ed down for several week*, will be
re-opened a* soon a* weather per-
mits, according to Mayor Gafford.
<B* Amm-isM Prtai
r Germany and Italy promised today
t* enforce an embargo on foreign
volunteer* to the Spanish war when
all other powers concerned concur
Effective control measure* were de-
• Great Britain and France already
have acted. Russia said she would
participate in a general check but
not. “unilateral neutrality," which
now leaves action to the London
Great- Britain approved the stand
of Prttnjtr Blum of France in
ting the issue of European peace up
Rain hailed the insurgent bom-
bardment of Madrid. The govern-
ment announced that 490,000 non-
f'ombattant* had evacuated.
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MRU P, WARREN,
DIES AT CUMBY
(8y A«**f(e«*<t Prase)
PowCr, weter and food
added to the hazard of fire and
ease today in the Ohio River
ley, focal point of the midcontinent *4
which •wepi into ton Snt«a And
left an estimated 500,000 persons
Mrs. 3. P. Warren, age 70 years,
died Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at
her., home In Cumby.
Funeral service* and burial were
held Monday afternoon, at Cumby at
4 o'clock, In charge of Rev. Carl
Roberts, pastor of the Baptist Church
Her husband preceded her in pr(|lon )(,ft Ml i0ftgl a persona
death. She is survived by four son* ^ #f( #wullUon af the mar«oned
lUmekiopfe ■ Mra Svhll ■
and four daughters: Mrs. Sybil
Simmons of Frederick, Okla., Mr*.
Eva Weather* of Goldthwaitc,
Charlie Warren of Brownsfleld, Mr*.
Mary Bishop, Mis! Jewell Warren,
Harry, James and Wayne Warren of
(Up AuacittUil Fritti
Austin, Jan. 25.—A majority of
the Senate's investigating committee
denounced administration of the “hot
oil" confiscation law by the Attor-
ney General's Department and prac-
tices of the Texas Petroleum Council
In a report today.
Aiming especially at former as-
sistant attorney generals, the com-
mute Mid that the “practice by
former State officials and employes
psrffiHpsting in such llltgatfon cm
which they previously represented
the State" should be prohibited by
The committee suggested that the
Attorney General “fftel free" to in
vesl^gate the Texas Petroleum Coun-
cil to determine whether eontribu
tor* had violated the law.
DIES SUNDAY, RITES
HELD ON MONDAY
J. P. Steadman, 04, well-known
citizen of Brashear, died Sunday
Final rite* were conducted at
Dm— Monday afternoon.
The deceased Is survived by nu-
merous relative* and friend*.
homeless and fifty-*!* dead.
Cincinnati feared electricity would
be cut off, leaving tho city to the
mercy • of water and flame*, with
blazing gasoline tank* riding tha
swirling waters, bringing a great
menace to life and property.
Louisville, Ky.; was In darkness
overnight with 200,000 persons home-
less. Rioting In the Kentucky State
prisoner* got under way.
Water swept Paducah.
Rivers continued to rise furthe,
Word came from the White House
that Congress would be asked for an
appropriation to pay flood relief
costs. The. Red Croaa asked for $4,-
000,000 contribution for immediato
Cincinnati’s 750,000 resident* to-
day were faced by a water famine |
following a $1,500,000 fire, worst
in tho. city’s history.
Washington, Jan, 24. — Heads of
five federal agencies and the Red
Crosa were oalled by President
Roosevelt to an emergency White
House conference tonight to discuss
plans for^ell*/ of flood victim*.
400 RISKING LIVES
TO KEEP POWER ON
MOTOR BUS WRECKS,.
IN STRICKEN TOWN
Memphis, Teon., Jan. 24.—-United
Stales engineers received a tele-
phone call today from a “Mr. Walk-
er” that 14 persons wore dead and
300 stranded on Black Mand Ip the
Miesissippi River near Caruthdrs-
th* Atvicfte* PrtUi \
Miami, Fla., Jan. 25. - A motor
bus overturned in a canal weat of
here today, with 23 of the 29 pas-
sengers reported killed by a negro
porter, Robert Singleton, who man-
aged to eicspc and rescue others.
The victims were trapped in the
pole where a boat rescued the five.
HAS S4G,000 FIRE,
Wellington, Va , Jan. 17, 1937.
Dear Mr. Avinger:
I will drop yeu a line to let you
know that John Swart* died January
17th ht 6:30. Will be buried Jan-
uary 20th. at 2:00 at Mt. Jackson,
at Pine Church Cemetery. A* ever,
hi* nephew—Charlie Vetter, Wel-
Mount Pleasant, Texas, Jan. 24
Fire of unknown origin destroyed
the Gu* Presley Wholesale Company,
Northeast Texas distributors of food
and feed, here early Sunday morn-
ing. resulting in loss estimated at
$40,000, which was only partially
covered with insurance.
The unusually heavy stock con-
sisted of several carloads of flour,
500 sacks of sugar, graip, feed and
canned good*. i
When the local fire department
reached the scene flames had prac-
tically razed the entire structure and
very little could be done other thin
prevent them from reaching near-by
1.17 INCH RAIN
HERE IN PERIOD,
Sulphur Springs was further soak-
ed wiih 1,17 inches of rain during
the past period, Tom Owen, local
recorder, reported Monday morning.
The temperature, which dropped
below the' 20-degree mark Saturday,
rose Sunday as the sun came out and
hovered around the 42-degree level
during the day,
Vernon, Texas.—Mr. and Mrs.
Ijuke were burned to death and their
three children were injured, probably
fatally, at their home here today.
The children: Glenn, 12; Mozelle,
14, and,Tommie, 7.
Neighbor* found .the dead and in-
jured. their rlothes saturated with
j gasoline. They said they were told
j the father had sent his son Glenn to
town to get the gasoline. . , ’
Physicians said there wa* no
chance for the children's recovery.
Duke tva* 80 year* old. He had
been a farmer many year*. He re-
cently returned from a Fort Worth
ho-plfal where he wa* treated for a
County Attorney Curtis Denfro
said a sanity hearing had been ati
for next week.
Louisville, Ky,, Jan. 24. — Jour
hundred men barricaded below water
level fought Louisville's battle for
■ mm uts s s>m life In Waterside power plant 3un-
ARF KHiPn day. They had to win, or 330,000
fillh (iinntcr-dazed persons would lose
light and vital communication* as
they already have lost drinking wa-
ter, transportation and a fourth of
their city's area.
Waterside's 20,000 kilowatts were
Louisville’s only power. It fed the
police radio, the fire alarms, the
telephone system, the light socket*
and radio receivers of 80,000 yet
unflooded homes and Radio Station
TWELVE MEN SLAIN
AS CONVICTS FIGHT
(Ht PrMm -
Austin, Jan. 25,—Coach D. X.
Bible of the University of Texas to-
day nominated Blair Cherry, Ama-
rillo High School coach, as hi* as-
ROBBERY SUSPECT .
IN FLOODED PRISON
Cincinnati, Jan. 24.—Fire swept
over a three-mile front here today,
adding to the horror and suffering
of the 900-mile flood disaster scene
in the Ohio River Vallay, while tha
waters continued to rise.
Oil-fed flames over sight stories
high floated on the flood waters.
At one time at least 82 buildings(p
were burning, Fire Chief Barney
Early tonight the Cincinnati Fire
Prevention Burean said the con-
flagration had been brought under
control. A section of the Mill Creek
district more than thra# miles long
and a half a mile deep was affected.
Chief Houston said fire damage
would "start at $8,000,000, mayba
$5,000,000, maybe more,” Other
flood damage in Cincinnati alone
had been estimated previously by
Meteorologist W. C. Devereaux at
At least 15 firemen were injured.
Waters Stilt Rising.
Syrap Labels, either blank nr print-
ed ta order, at The Echo effica.
Sheriff F.d Banister's force jail-
ed a man Sunday night and were
holding him Monday while they in-
vpstigated an alleged robbery case
which occurred near YantU,
The man, the officer* said, had
rented a room at a local tourist
camp. A suitcase found in the room
contained a gun. Several checks
were taken from the man/-
Officers were Informed the peo-
ple who reported they were rob-
bed said $76 in cash and several
checks were taken by the robber.
Ten men were in the county jail
Monday morning; however, all of
them had not been arrested during
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 24.- Twelve
convict* were reported dead in riots
fct water-logged Frankfort reforma-
tory, by National Guardsmen Sunday
“The men have absolutely gone
mad,” said one of the soldiers. H#
asked hi* name not be used.
Soldiers and white and negro
prisoners were battling each other.
Report* of the riots cam* from
guardsmen leaving the prison.
Adding to the confusioy of thi*
flood-stricken Kentucky capital, a
gas main exploded Sunday night.
City officer* nabbed three
Phone 481 for vour next job printing violator* Saturday and Sunday.
8. R. Sexton, 77, wfeB known Hop-
kins County man, died at hie home
near Saltillo Sunday,
Final. rite* were conducted Mon-
day afternoon at Old Saltillo.
The deceased is survived by nu-
merous friend* and relative*.
The flood was still rising tonight
and Devereaux indicated the worst
lay ahead during the w#*k. The
itagr hoverdd near 75 feet here, far
surpassing all pr«vio«* recorded high
City offieiil* conservatively eeti-
mated at least 58,000 persons home-
less in the Cincinnati district.
A thousand National Guardsmen
were ordered mobilized her* a* City
Manager C. C. Dykatra preclaimed
a state of emergency and issued a
series of order* for regulation* of
activities and conservation at re-
source*. *. v’-:.
A terrific explosion started tha
fire. Chief Houston said an electric
arc from trolley wire* to the flood
water* a short distance away ig-
nited oil and gasoline spilled on
the surface by the wreckage of
flood-stricken storage tank*.
Witnesses said the first Mast was
followed by a eerie* of other* as
the (lame* swept like wtidflr*.
Fire shot over the eight-story
Crosley Radio Corporation building-
"It is s God send that the -a-*—
were closed," said ----r
Griese, chief inspector of the
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