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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LVII. m ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1938 THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Unit.d PKII GAY WHITE HOUSE VISITORS Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., was one ol the honorees at a ball at the White House. Here she is leaving a buffet dinner for the dance with her husband and Eddie E. Duchln or- chestra leader whose band played at the dance. Actress' Father Succumbs Here Funeral Plans Incomplete For Kin Of Crawford Funeral arrangements for Thom- as E. LeSueur, father of movie ac- tress, Joan Crawford, who died at his home here Saturday morning, had not been comuleted last night. Mr. LeSueur died one day before his 71st birthday. A resident oj Abilene for 30 years, he became iV at o'clock Friday night, lapsec into a coma, and died at a. m Saturday of cerebral hemorrhage. Word from relatives was being awaited last night. Joan Crawfore was in New York with her husband Franchol Tone, and other -relatives were in Los Angeles and Nashville and his the former Mauds Stout, lived in rambling stucco and frame houss two stories, at' 1833 South First street.Mrs. LeSueur, whom he mar- ried in Coleman in 1923, was at his bedside until death. RESEMBLED DAUGHTER Despite his advanced age, Mr leSueur's hair had kept its deep, natural brown color. He bore mark- ed facial resemblances to his fam- ous daughter. LeSucur was a plasterer and con- tractor, currently employed by Bal- fanz. Construction company. One acquaintance recalls that LeSueur complained once of strait- ened circumstances, but that he scorned a suggestion that he appeal to his daughter. The same person sdded that Joan must have heard, Eince LeSueur subsequently exhibit- ed with some pride a tclegraphu. money order for a considerable sum. Mr. LeSucur had a habit of col- lecting eight or ten silver dollars or half dollars in his pockets, juggling them nervously. "1 rarely saw him when he wasn't playing with those said a neighbor. NOT A PICTURE FAX Many persons knew him casually, but few appeared to have Intimate knowledge of his personal affairs. Some say he opposed his daughter's film career and that he never saw one of her pictures, but that his second wife saw them nil. Wally Akin, Abilene manager for Texas Consolidated theaters, was well acquainted with Mr LeSueur, and declared last night that he was a "grand old fellow." He related that Mr. LcSneur hnd.donc consid- erable carpenter work for the Iliea- ters, and while working made fre- quent references to his daughter, whom he called "Lucille." Akin said that he had made it a see I.E SUEUR, re. coi. 3 EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS football fans will honor the Blizzard football squad, pep squ.id, and band mem- bers at a b.inquet January H Ger- ald C. Mann will be speaker high school will be host to an Invitation basket- ball tournament January 14 basketball tournament for high school boys will be held January 7 and 8. ,T. w Hevcs of Colorado will conduct n series of services at the Episcopal church from January 2 to 8 District Judire O. L. Parish's 119th district court will convene Monday. Chiropractors from over Wcsl Texas will meet January 2. SANTA of the Rodeo committee of the fall fair will meet Tuesday night for Im- portant business discussions ANSOXWiidgc R. Chapman nlll open n term of district court here Monday. STAMFORD-stamtord chamLer of banquet will .be held January 14. Wounded Man's Condition Grave Statement Made By Trent Woman After Shooting Condition of Altizer, 59, remained critical last night hi a Sweet water hospital, where he was taken following a shooting at Trent at a. m. Saturday. His physician said Altizer was "holding his and that pros- pects for his recoverj' could not be fully determined for three or four received a bullet- chest from a .38 days. Altizer wound in the calibre slug. In connection with the shooting, Mrs. Susie Harris, widow who lives a mile west of Trent near the highway 1 underpass, made a state- ment to Justice of the Peace S. p.'Bailey at Trent. According to the justice, of the peace and offi- cers .investigating, the woman fired the shot in self defense. After consultation with Justice Bailey, County Attorney Esco Wal- ter said here that no charges would be filed against Mrs. Harris. The case will be investigated by the grand jury convening here Mon- day morning, however. Mrs. Harris' statement asserted that she shot AHIzcr when he en- tered her house about Satur- day morning making threats. Believe Callahon Deputy Near Death BAIRD, Janl. tonight at Griggs hospital hero, expressed doubt that Fred Short, Catlahan county deputy sheriff and Putnam resident, could live another day. Short was given a blood trans- fusion today and he rallied for a short time, hospital attendants said However, tonight his condition was again critical. He was injured late Sunday in an automobile collision ten miles cast of Halrd. Doctors placed him in but he failed to respond' on oxygen tent Thursday night Somoan Clipper Reaches Pago Pago AMERICAN- American Clipper, inaug- PAGO PAGO. SAMOA, Jarf. Airways' Samoan urating commercial air service be- tween New Zcland and the United Slates, arrived here at p. m. (pit) from Auckland, N. z. The 19-ton flying boat, carrying Capt, Edwin C. Mustek nnd seven other company fliers, mail and ex- press, flew the 1.805 miles in 12 hours nnd 52 minutes. Journalist Dies PALESTINE. Jan. Doran. 61, retired business w't-r of the Dallas News and Journal, died at home here Into today. NUMBER 230' Message To Congress President To FRANCE LEERY OF YUGOSLAVIA AND RUMANIA Embargo On Shipments Of Arms Ordered PARIS, Jan. said tonlfht the French government had ordered a virtual embargo on arma- ment shipments to Rumania and Yugoslavia, long Prance's allies, be- cause of their growing friendship with Italy and Germany. Members of tile chamber of depu- ties disclosed Edouard Daladier, minister of national defense, had ordered supresslon of government licenses for exportation of military supplies to those countries "until further notice." This order, it was understood, was Issued with the consentofthe whole cabinet, which was said to be alarm- ed by the apparently pro-nazl poli- cies 01 Rumania's new premier, Ostavhn Goga, and the Increasing- ly close relations between Yugosla- via's Premier Milan Soydadlnovich and Italy. Andrien Thierry, French minis- ter at Bucharest, was said to have received instructions to ask Goga to explain his future policy with regard to France, Rumania's ally since the -World AVar. The cabinet was said to have re- commended to Czechoslovak that she take action similar to France's Czechoslovakia's huge Skoda muni- tions works long have suppUed arms to Rumania and Yugoslavia, her allies In the Little Entente. The deputies emphasized that the temporary embargo was designed es- pecially to bring the two nations "back to reason." Neither -Germany and Italy, 'with which they are ac- cused of flirting, is believed by French leaders in a position to finance rearmament efforts of Rumania and Yugoslavia. Officials of the.i Paris war minis- try were said to" be: afraid that models of jtrjg. newest French arms might falf under the eyes of Ger- man Jta'lian officers if they should -tee delivered to the Buchar- est or Balgra'de governments. During the past 15 years France has lent nearly one billion dollars to Rumania and Yugoslavia, much of this being In the form of credits established in France for purchase of war supplies. Wallace Retires As State Board Member AUSTIN, Jan. record ol personally supervising 80 million dollars of state purchases com- pleted, Member John F. Wallace of the Texas board of control closed his desk Friday afternoon and re- tired irom the stale office he has held for six years. Former Sen. Tom DeBerry of Red River county Monday will suc- ceed him. Trailer Queen Named CORPUS CHRISTI, Jan. of Trailer City, the en- campment where house car travel- ers from half the states in the un- ion are meeting for Texas' first house car convention, tonight crowned a queen and announced winners in a dog contest. The Weather ANIJ VrcI.VITl! rmrr SuMiy; Monday partly and Hi tit chanpri OKMHOMA: Kalr, warni.r Sunday and Monday. MIW MEXICO) rsrlb rloudy ULUe Sonflay and MIJI- and Inwtsl P. m. ytttrrdAy, 31 Jap Army Nears Railway Center Conquest Of Shantung Province Goal Of Rapidly Moving Troops; Tsingrao Quiet By The Associated Press, SHANGHAI, Jan. (Sunday) Japanese columns moving rapidly southward to complete the conquest of Shan- tung province today were converging on Yenchow, important railway junction near the province's southern border. Japanese dispatches said the two columns, skirting a Chi- nese resistance center around Taishan, already had captured Fing-yin and Feicheng, west of the Tientsin Pukow railway, which marks the main line of the Japanese advance. Capture of Yenchow, it was be- lieved, would cut off escape for the Chinese forces still battling the Invaders around Taishan and the nearby city of Taian. Yenchow is 70 miles south of Tsinan, the captured provincial capital, and about 100 miles north ol Suchoiv, the junction of the Tienslin-Pukow and Lunghai Railways, the latter being the main east-west trunk- line of China. Tile Chinese at Taishan were re- ported led by the famous "Christ- ian Feng Yu-Hsiang, long among the most bitterly anti-Jap- anese of China's military men. Japanese airplanes were said lo have dropped more than 700 bombs in the Taishan area, destroying or damaging many of the famous temples-that crown the mountain or nestle on its slopes. Suchow also has been heavily bombed by the Japanese airforces. Two hundred Chinese civilians were reported killed or wounded In the raids. TERROISM CURBS The Shanghai municipal council, ruling the international settlement, took stern measures to cope with terrorism following Saturday's bombing in which four Japanese soldiers were wounded. Five gren- ades were thrown at the group by unidentified persons.; probably from 'a busy settle- Chinese hotel at ment comer. .In an emergency proclamation the council gave the police' sweeping authority to search public or private properly for unauthorized arms and offering rewards up to dol- lars to anyone-supplying informa- tion leading to the arrest of ter- rorists or seizure of unauthorized JAP ARMY, Pg. 7, Col. J n Occupy leruel American' War Correspondent Victim Of Battle HENDAYE, Franco-Spanish Fron- tier, Jan. Spain today celebrated, recapture of'Tcr- which insurgent leaders hailed as "one of the most decisive- de- feats'' Inflicted on the government in the 17-months-old civil war. Government forces whicli had held the strategically vital provin- cial capital in lower Aragon were reported retreating to the south in great confusior.. 'The victorious in- surgents were said to be in com- plete control of Teruel. (A Madrid dispatch, however, as- serted Insurgent attempts to enter Teratl had been repulsed, although government forces there were suf- fering terrific punishment.) The struggle for Teruel was de- scribed as the greatest battle of the war with men engaged. An Insurgent communique said x x x the roads are black with fugitives and remains of the destroyed red Two foreign correspondents fol- lowing the insurgent advance were killed and two others wounded when a government shell hit their automobile of Teruel. ,Thc dead were' Bradlsh Gaillard John- son Jr., Harvard-educated corrt- spondent for the magazines "Spur1' and "News Week" and E. H. S. Sheepshanks, of Heuters, the Brit- ish news agency. Edward J. Nell of the Associated TEHUEL, 7, Col. 4 ABiLENE'5 NEW YEAR BABY A GIRL, BORN THREE HOURS BEFORE MIDNIGHT .f hours and two minutes to spare, the stork appeared rear births'! Perpetuate Abilene's growing record for New And it was a girl. night .t "little citizen" of i. the first for Tavlor countv In connection a-ith that distinction she will receive manv valuable and attractive gifts offered by business firms of Abilene It was a night of coincidences. First, she is the sixth child of the family and she weighs six pounds second, she was born on the birthday of her father' Third, she was delivered by Dr. L. w. Holiis. Abilene physician, who at yesterday morning had attended the birth of the first baby for Jones county. Again, it was a girl, a ten-pound daughter c! Mr. and Mrs. James Cecil Hamlett of Hawley. Hamlett Is an oil field worker and both the parents arc 21 years old. Bradbury May Offer Legislation To Give Rural Schools Circulating Libraries Rep. j. Bryan Bradbury announc- ed intentions yesterday of Introduc- ing legislation to provide rural schools with circulating libraries. If and when he meels with another legislature. Bradbury has conferred with statewide leaders in a movement to provide rural circulating libraries and said he fcit that there has al- ready been built up strong wntl- nient for such "At present time some 3.800.000 Texans, about S5 percent of the state's total population, have access 1o no public he said. "It is mj- belief that there can )c Mt up in Texas by the ion of the state with the counties a system wlisreby books can be car- ried dlrectlly to the people by the equipping of i Urge motorbus to circulate frequently among rural he ssld, In outlining his Plans. "This experiment has bctn suc- cessfully jn numerous In- stances, and has proved to be a success at a low cost. Our schools are today doing s noble fork rela- tive to libraries, but are handicapped for lack of necessary legislation and lack of funds." Bradbury declared that he felt that children attending rural schools BS much entitled to read good books as those who by fate arc al- schools In large lowed to attend cities. In n letter to Bradbury. M M Harris, president of the League of Texas Library trustees, slates that 30 of the "largest civic organizations in Texas" are backing such a move. Correct Solution For 'Photocrime' Wrong solution was printed in the Saturday evening Re- porter-News for the Photo- crime mystery appearing in the same edition. The correct so- lution follows: Cain said he had lost the address book, and the laundry ticket, three weeks before. Pro- fessor Fordney knew then he was lying as the laundry ticket had been Issued to Cain on Oct. 16 (picture 4) only five days before the Stacy murder and six days before Fordney entered the case iplcture That is the clue that broke the case. His iamiliarity with the new science of endocrino-criminoJo- sy told Fordney that the man who had committed the murd- ers was a thymocentrlc-para- thyroiri type and was thus able the surprise of the to describe him as "about 40, baby-faced, receding chin, face slightly lop-sided, nose inclined to right or left, fine hair, bad teeth widely spaced, vein in forehead, pinched mouth with anxious expression on a 'sour' face." When Cain was apprehended, tliis description proved so ac- cmatc that the astounded po- lire conceived a great respect for the new science. The mo- ld o for nil the vicious murders was merely petty robbery- and Tribune Syndi- cate Photoservicel Two Banks Merge MARSHALL, Jan. sorbtica of the Citizen's State b.ink of Mars'mll by the first Nallmal bank, announced by officials of the wo institutions today. Three Robbed, Two Women Assaulted SAN ANTONIO, Jan. Deputy Sheriff H.: o. Boeck said three 'suspects were held tonight in connection with the assault and robbery of three Austin residents at a; tourist cabin here early today. The suspects were pointed out by the victims In a lineup of dozen men who had occupied a tourist cabin across the streetv Boeck said. 'Boeck said the victims were listed us T.--H. Park, 4S. restaurant man of Austin; his wife. Mabel, 31, and their friend. Beatrice Strickland, 25. Boeck said Park reported he was slugged with a pistol and beaten into unconsciousness when .he tried to prevent the men from going into the women's sleeping quarters! The Intruders then beat the women with pistols and assaulted them, Boeck Eald officers were informed. The men took about in casli and Mrs. Park's diamond ring When the robbers had left the women ran to the office of the tourist courts whhere officers and a doctor were summoned. Gun Recovered CLARKSV1LLE, jan. Sheriff J. N. Geer today recover- ed gun from the Clarksville country club lake at a spot near where the body of Oscar Ward, a farmer, was found yesterday. Officers also disclosed that an autopsy performer on Warns body last night showed a wound in his hfad to have been made bv a bul- let. Loraine Man Shot LOHA1NE, Jan, May. 21, son of Lee May who lives north of Loraine. was brought to a Loralnc physician Friday nich! for treatment of gunshot wouncK He was reported resting well this 'ng. A .23 calibre bullet had f.-.'.fr- his body neir the heart. Be Heard By Entire World Broadcast To All Countries Is Announced BY JOHN LEAR President Roosevelt's message to the opening session of the 78'.h congress on Monday will be ham- mered home t o a war-worried world as the words of no other president have been. Whatever lie had lo say about America's views on international affairs will go to every nook and corner of the globe in a record- breaking radio broadcast. Without knowing what the presi- dent planned to include In his speech, acting only on the assump- tion of how much of the message might be iaken: up by domestic problems such as the business of worldwide importance was bound to follow recent White House pro- nouncements on world rearmament and the Japanese situation, the National Broadcasting company be- gan on Friday to send out short wave messages Informing the peo- ples of tile world that they could hear the president. In 19 separate broadcasts, In seven different languages, linguists drummed up an audience over the New Year's week-end with an- nouncements of when and where to listen. By Monday noon, the broadcast- ers were confident, the world in general would be tuned In de- spite foreign censors who might wish otherwise. The international hook-up was so arranged Roosevelt (hat when president began his message In Washington about 1 p. m. (East- ern Standard Time) his words would go out not only over the three major American networks (WEAF-NBC, WABC-CBS, WJZ- NBC) but to'all of Europe by short wave from station W3XAL. 'at Bound Brook, N. While United States readers were assimilating the speech in their afternoon newspapers, the message would go out to the world this time In an electrical tran- scription directed at Central and South America. A third broadcast was planned for Monday night at p. m.r for the peoples of Australia, New Zealand, and the Orlenl. To emphasize the significance of the president's words abroad, the broadcast was to continue- on Tues- day. This time Important parts of the those on foreign to be pick- ed out. translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish and Por- tuguese, and hammered home to the world's millions who pay the taxes thf.t support the armies that either keep or disturb the peace. Tax Collections In December Gain Increase of about 510.000 was re- corded for city tsx collections dur- ing December, 1931, as compared to the corresponding period of 1936. City Tax Assessor-collector Earl Hughes said yesterday. All tax collections for the past month totaled as com- pared with In December, 193S. Delinquent taxes collected last month totaled Amount of 1937 taxes paid was S63.697.9S. In December, 1936, delinquent tax col- lections were and 1936 tax collections were Court Term Opens Here Tomorrow January term of 42nd district court will open here Monday morn- QUESTIONED Robert Home sea- man or. the yacht Aafje, was questioned in Los Angeles con- cerning the death of Dwight Faulding and the disappear- ance of Jack Morgan, who had commandeered the boat after Faulding was slain. Mahon Dislikes Farm Measures Senate, House Bills Not OK For W. Texans COLORADO, Jan. The belief that farmers of this dis- trict will bo the passage of either the house or sen ate farm bills in their present form was expressed by .Congress- man George Mahon of the 19th district-before he left his home In Colorado Saturday night to return to Washington for the regular ses- sion of congress. The congressman had been visiting In CoitJrido and his district'since Wednesday night "Having talked with thousands of West Texas; farmers before go- ing (6 the special Mr. Mahbn believe I have sufficient knowledge of their wishes and the situation in general to ex- press such an opinion. In the first place, both bills were amended to prohibit .the grazing of diverted acres if products from such graz- ing, such as livestock and produce, are to be sold. These amendments sponsored by northern dairy inter- ests, were opposed by all southern members of congress. "Seriously, I see nothing In either of the bills to prevent a re- currence of five-cent cotton, as a parity for any portion of the crop is not provided for.'1 The congressman pointed out. however, that several features of the new bills are distinct improve- ments over the old program. He cited the plan to make acreage al- lotments to each farm In the county on the same percentage basis as one of the major Improve- ments. Visitors Flock To El Paso EL PASO, Jen. the world, transported here on a magic carpet, visited El Paso Saturday as more than citizens, rep- resenting every state in the union, lined the -streets of the city that for the day was the capital of Texas to witness the breath-taking beauty of the third annual Sun Carnival parade. Awed onlookers, who kept agreeing that each float that passed- by Ing, when Judge Mtlburn S. Long was "the best yet." also were in ac- empanels a grand jury. Tuesday will be call day for a docket that is slightly her.vier than normal. Included are 100 cases and 250 old. cord in the belief that the 1938 pageant had achieved its goal in eclipsing its predecessors, brilliant as their offerings were. Lawmakers lo Convene Again Monday Noon, President And Speaker Discuss Legislative Aims WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 President Roosevelt worked today on an annual message to congress which seemed likely to bear down heavily upon the notes of tax re- lief, budget balancing and stronger anti-trust laws. The chief executive discussed the general legislative situation at a luncheon with Speaker Bankhead at which arrangements were com- pleted for Mr. Roosevelt to deliver the message personally to congress Monday. Although Bankliead said he talk- ed of numerous subjects with the president "up and down the the Alabaman gave no hint of what new legislative proposals, If any, the message would contain. However, blistering attacks on big business and monopolistic prac- tices earlier this week by two ad- ministration stalwarts, Secretary Ickes and Robert H. Jackson, as- sistant attorney-general. Inspired widespread belief that the presi- dent would have considerable to say to congress along this line. Senator Borah (R-Idaho) arch foe of monoply, said "action" was needed to meet the problem, adding "It Is time to legislate." CAPITAL GAINS LEVT Demands for revision of the cor- porate tax structure, particularly the undistributed profits and capital gains levies, reached a. crescendo during the recent special session ar.d administration leaders already have indicated compliance will be one of the major tasks of working for weeks on a bill to ef- fect the changes. Bankhead told newsmen See CONGRESS, Pj. 7, Col 1 Traffic Accidents Usher In New Year By The Associated Press. Hfteen persons dlM by In Texas as the new year arrived. Traffic accidents claimed eleven. Four died from gun wounds. An accidental shot from a rifle while hunting was fatal to Curtis Clyde Hutchison, 31, of Prarie Hill near Waco, who died Saturday J K Beatty, 19, of Bronte, died in San Angelo hospital Friday from a. wound also accidentally received, while hunting. Dwane Adams, 27, a dairy man- ager, was found shot to death Sat- urday at his home near Grocsbeck. The coroner withheld a verdict. At Clatksvilte officers said an autopsy showed Oscar Ward, whose body was recovered from the Clarksville country club lake Friday had been shot In the head. Lee West, 62, was. killed when struck by a car as he walked along the highway between Oden and Sin- ton. Two were killed In automobile accents at El Paso: Mrs. Canute Gaicla, 10, and James H. Williams, SO, dying after being struck by su- tomobiles. Another, JesUs Men- doM, 5, was struck and killed by 4 truck in San Antonto. H. A. Wilkcrspn of Dallas died Saturday of injuries received in an automobile collision just before midnight Friday when five others were injured. Epitacio Davilla, 60, of San Antonio, also was fatally In- jured in an automobile accident. Lee Mj.nor, fo, d.'ed near Austin when his automobile overturned In- to a full of water; Ruth Un- dcrbrink, 13, of Kingsville was till- ed when she was hit by a truck- Caroline Bartlett, M, of Houston dled when she was struck by an automobile. Jose Garcia, a farmer, was kill- ed In an automobile collision at Falfurrias, and H T. Bridges 63 of Wichita Falls, died at Alice Fri- day from Injuries received when his automobile went out of control. OIL OUTLOOK Abilene May Enjoy Even Greater Development After Usual Mid-Winter Lull In Activities (Editor' note: This 1s another in series of articles reviewing the -ife, and works, of Abi'rne and West Texas people during 1937. They are being written by Report- er-News staff members.) By CHARLIE F.I.l.lS The oil buslncM in Abilene area starled '.937 with hs mid-winter lull. usually picks up. But prospccls for bang. After oil activity development at Die of 1938 in the Abilene area Indicate the bang be more resounding than n previous years. Sevcr.tl new pools. 1937, have not been cpened definrf yet and will take up much of the drilling slack yilh development of proved acreage. Many trends in deeper explora- tion have been opened during the year, nnd will serve as a new spur for wildcatters In 1938. Majors have Indicated a willing- ness to return to this arc.t and buy, drill and develop. Some have taken spria'ds and some have checkerboard cd. Completion of a number of wild- cats, hangovers of the campaign following Aveca nnd Rotan. may open new production to stort tho new year off with a bigger bang than ever. But there Is not ths talk of a crude price hifce that was going the rounds this time last year. There fs talk of a continued tight hold on production by the railroad commission. The Industry In general at the beginning of 1937 was given a tone when Continental took R lead and boosted the price of crude, lo be followed by the other majors. The Industry at home was given n quickened pulse by several scat- tered discoveries near the begin- ning of There was the pool of Jones county, the Ivy pool of Shadvelford, the Dunn Mc- Allister well In Taylor, enrl the gradual development of the Guitar See on, OUTLOOK, Tf. 7, I   

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