Abilene Reporter News, January 11, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1938, Abilene, Texas 0 VOL. LVII. "WITHOUT, OR WfTH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKLTCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS ABILENE, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1938. PAGES UtilUd Pi.11 (UP) DEATH ABOARD AIRLINER NUMBER 239 Ciiash OnjgontgngTeak Kills Pilots, 8 Passengers PLANE BURSTS INTO FLAMES Sheriff Among Ten Jailed In Fatal Explosion Three Children Killed, Mother Injured In Blast ELIZABETH. Tenn.. Jan. persons, Including Sheriff W. L; Walling of Bledsoc county, were In Carter county Jail tonight pend- ing arraignment in connection with a dynamite blast Uiat killed thre children near here Friday. Sheriff J. M. Morelaud said three men. booked as White and Crave Tollelt and Lee Walker, all of Pikeville, Tenn., were charged with murder and that Walling, also of Pikeville, was charged with be- ing an accessory after the fact. Ttie Bledsoe officer and Crave Tollctt. Moreland said, were ar- rested early today when they came here voluntarily. He seald he ar- rested Walling because of his fail- ure "to comply with our requests to arrest the Tollelt boys." Car- ter county officers had been searching for crave Tollett since Friday. Five men and a woman, Moreland said, were charged with aiding and abetting. The mother of the three little Blrls killed by the explosion, Sirs. Harmon Gouge, was reported "much improved." Hospital at- tendants refrained, however, from Informing her that her daughters, Sonia, 9; Luena, 7, and Roma Jean, 5, were dead. Physicians said they feared the shock might be fatal. The father, Harmon Gouge, res- taurant' operator at nearby. John- son Tenn., is the admitted slayer of Arnold Tollett, former business partner and brother of White and Crave Tollett. He claimed self defense. Fredericksbuig Crash Kills Two FREDERICKSBURG, Jan- 10 of a sedan and truck nine miles south of here shortly be- fore midnight Sunday claimed the lives of Luther McGlll, 25, of Mis- souri, and Leole Usener, 21, of Fred- ericksburg, and injured two other persons. McOIll died instantly and Miss Usener died in a hospital at noon today. Delton Holt of Idalou, driving alone in the truck, was unhurt as was a John Tarleton college stu- dent, whose named was not learned. B. H. Franklin of Houston and Elizabeth Halfman, Frederlcksburg, other occupants of the sedan were injured. Pom pa Man To Head Schools At Corpus CORPUS CHRISTI, Jan. B. Fisher of Pnmpa, tonight was offered the position of sup- erintendent of Corpus Christl schools. He accepted, subject to his release from a contract as superintendent at Painpa. He is to gtve his formal answer Tues- day. The vacancy was created by tile resignation last month of Dr E. H. Hereford. Stork The Foster CRAWFORDSVILLE. Ind., Jan. stork overtook the au- tomobile in which Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sering were hurrying from Jamestown to a Crawfordsville hos- pital and Mrs. Sering gave birth to a son weighing seven pounds and ten ounces. Mrs. Sering was attended by her mother, Mrs. Everett Hedge, also an occupant of the car. Doctors re- ported both mother and baby in ex- cellent condition today. Bank Stockholders To Hear Reports, Choose Directors Stockholders of Abllene's banks will meet today to hear annual reports on financial conditions of the Institutions and to elect direc- tors. The Farmers and Merchants tank meeting will begin al 10 o'clock thfs morning for the stock- holders and this afternoon at 3 p. m. the directors will meet. Stockholders of the Citizens Na- tional bank will meet sometime this morning to elect their direc- tors. Scheduled for today also Is the annual stockholders' meeting of the Abilene National Farm Loan association. V. B. Carothers, sec- retary, announced. The associa- tion Is a cooperative organization operating through the federal gov- ernment to loan money to farm- ers. Borrowers automatically be- come stockholders. j, NINE SHARE IN REWARD liAHOLU (J. Distributes SZl.OW reward for capture of Lindberrh kaby murderer. New Jersey'! re- ward for capture of the Lindbergh baby murderer. He reserved the remainder for more ;han 100 others and reiter- ated his belief the case was not completely wived with the exe- cution of Bruno Richard Haupt- mann. The Bronx service station man- ager, Walter Lyle, now of Eliza- beth, N. J., who Jotted Haupt- mann's automobile license numter on part of the which Col. Charles A. Lindbergh paid in futile effort to regain his was awarded William J. Allen ot Trenton, negro truck driver whose discovery of the baby's body in a roadside thicket in May, 1S32, 72- day search for the infant, won Others who traced ransom money .to Hauptmann and wit- nesses against the Bronx carpen- ter it his Remington trial were Included in Hoffman's distribu- tion but the executive who grant- ed Hauptmann a reprieve while he sent his own Investigators intp the case, said: "I must reiterate my belief that more than one person was In- volved in this cilme: that the case has not been completely solved." tl.OM TO BANK TELLERS John J. Lyons, who worked with Lyle and took the bill to a bank, received tl.Odo, and shares went to William Strong, the teller who Identified the and William P. Cody, a bank teller who picked out a note paid In a ransom money. Cella Barr, theater ticket seller who Identified Hauulmann as the man who her a ransom note; Amandus Millard Whited, Hochmuth, who said and they saw Hauptmann near Ihe Lind- bergh's Sourland mountain estate; and Joseph Perrone, taxi driver who said he took a note from Hauptmenn to Dr. John p. Con- don, ransom intermediary, each received Jl.OOO. Charles Rosslter of Bridgcton, who said he.caw Hauptmann near Princeton, was given J5CO. Hoffman said treasury agents and bank tellers who helped trace ransom notes would get each. Hauptmann was executed April 3, 1936, but no money "was avall- legislature appropriated it. Jotted Hanptmaim'j auto license, collects top re- ward. County Commissioners PRECINCT OFFICERS RETURNED TO SALARY SYSTEM; SCALE FOR OTHER OFFICIALS SET Demos Southern Solons Give Vent To Ire Schedule of salaries lor Taylor county officials and their deputies was adopted by the commissioners court Monday, with few changes 1931 arrangement being over the made. Precinct officers were retumed'to the salary system of pay. rather than the fte system which had caused repeated complaints to the commission during the past year. Three deputies in the county cleat's office were eiven S5 per month from to MO per month. Salaries of' the two' Abilene Jus- tices of the peace were set at per year. Constable for precinct 1 will be paid for the year, from which the salary of Ms deputy and automobile expenses for both must be taken. Justices of the peace at Tuscola and Trent are to receive per year, the one at Merkel for the year. Constables at Trent and Sliep will receive while those at Bradshaw, Lawn and Merkel will receive psr year. OTHERSUNCHANGED Everyone else "will' receive the same, remuneration-u. In 1937. The "J" Merkel until April 1, provided t'le city of Merkel will pay one-half or the salary snd provide headquar- ter space. Stanwyck Counsel Calls For Menial Test For Ex-Hubby tOS ANGELES, Jan. psychiatric examination for Frank neys for his ex-wife, Barbara Stan- wyck, who Is resisting Pay's efforts to visit their 3 year old adopted son. The proposal came during argu- ing were approved, after consulta- tion-with County Agent Knox Parr. Judge Lee R. York satd .that ap- pl.icatlpiv fof.a WPA project to make the_ renovations" would be filed-1m- S ALARMS, ft. S, CAL Japs Likely To 'Declare' War TOKYO, Jan. third Imperial conference in Japanese history today was summoned before Emperor Hirohito to chart the fu- ture course of Japan's six months old undeclared war against 'China. A formal declaration of war was one of the steps reported likely to result from the conference. Tokyo newspapers said Admiral Nobumasa Suystsugu. the powerful h ,me minister, was insisting on the formal declaration of war and with- drawal of recognition of the Chin- ese government. Domcl (Japanese news agency) reported Ambassador Shlgeru Kaw- agoe was expected to be recalled from China. Chiefs and vice-chiefs of the army, and navy general staffs, the premier, and the foreign, srmy. navy, home and finance ministers were called before the throne. What was described as "Japan's unshakable policy toward Chtna" was believed already determined be- fore the imperial conference was ordered into session to ratify It, Funds Sought To Clear Austin Slums WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 Representative Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex) urged federal housing au- thorities today to designate S450.- 000 for the proposed Austin slum clearance program. Johnson satd he told officials the recently created Austin authority fanned a 550-unit project and that the city now had available more than the required of it to qualify for the federal participation. Rpresentatlve Thomas of Houston, urged offic- ials in his city to join In the hous- ing program. He said he liad been assured by Nathan Straus, housing administrator, (he city could have for the work If It met the necessary requirements. Veteran Newman Succumbs At Waco WACO, Jan. Joseph Walthall, 61, veteran newspaperman, died today after an illness of a nionlh. Walthall who for the past eight years was night editor of the Waco and lad worked on many southern newspapers. He formerly was em- ployed on the Fart Worth Star Telegram, The Hoiuton Post and he Austin American. f President Jefferson the and co-founder of tht Mobile -fou WILL yiSIT.HERE DANIEL i, DOHEHTY Nat'l Commander Of Legion To Speak in Abilene Feb. 9 was made last night at the regular business meet- Ing of the American Legion that National Commander Daniel J. Do- herty would be in Abilene Feb. 9 to deliver an address. Plans were begun to obtain a building large enough that the pub- lic of West Texas could be Invited to come hear htm. A committee of arrangements ap- pointed to carry out the plares con- sisted of L.' S. Daniel, T. N Cars- well. M. Shaw, T. EL Brownlee, and A. T. Bontice. The post also voted to lay an all weather concrete sidewalk In front of the Taylor County Veterans clubhouse. The project will call for over 1100 square feet of concrete construction. January 2< the legion presents the first of lu post sponsored Harley Sadler shows at the Fair Park auditorium. The plans are to continue these shows for ten weeks giving two shows weekly. Lone Squadron Ltft In Hunt For Plane 3AN PEDHO, Calif.. 3a.a'.' O. S. fleet resumed nor- ers detailed to continue a 'last chance" search for the missing navy bombing plane. Units of the fleet returned to bringing to the neWhl seven disappeared last Boosters Hear club., members, In the midst of a membership drive, heard praise of their program for 1938 from two sources last night, squab- bled amiably over whether parking meters should be retained, and ad- journed to continue their campaign for members. Two planks. In the civic group's achievement platform were com- mended by Omar E- Radford, head of an Abilene, wholesale grocery house. "We do need new he agreed with the Boosters. "Co afi- er the little ones and they'll grow Into big ones." 'PAY ALL TAXES' Radford also referred to the club's "Pay Your Poll Tax" move- ment, recommending that it be en- larged to "Pay all your taxes." "Your city he said, "is the biggest business in Abilene, and It must have taxes. "Today there would be no trouble over runways for the municipal air- port all delinquent taxes were Fifty percent of the city's delin- quent taxes "could be paid Radford charted. He also urged the Boosters to "take an Interest in city sit In and listen In on the city commission meetings." EARLIER CLUB The speaker related how a "Young Men's Booster club" was formed See ROOSTERS, PI. 1, Cot S Son Of Episcopal Bishop Disappears BUENOS AIRES, Jan. bodies of Eduardo Juslo, 23, son of President Agustln P. Juslo of Argentina, and eight oth- ers aboard an Argentine army plane which crashed yesterday In a remote section of' northwestern Uruguay were found today. Captain Juan Saez, Uruguayan army pilot, found the wreckage about MO miles northwest of Bue- nos Airej after fighting his way through a continuance of 3'ester- day's storm, which presumably caused the crash. Loyalists Repulsed KENDAYE, France (uttheSpsn- Ish Jan. successive bj- Spanish government troops on a key posi- tion north of Terutl were report- ed to have been turned back to- day by a crou-flre of machine guns. The government captors or the city were trying (o protect the ex- tremities ot their line t Mueln de Terutl to the south. Insurgent advices said neither of- eutlori davits. "I would Cradlck, representing Charles W. j the film act- Judge Gooawin J. Knight, the court .investi- gator to Inquire inlp all the cir- cumstances related In the; addl- davlts." The principal affidavit filed was one of Miss Stanwyck herself, in it, .she expressed the belief that some bodily harm might befall the child If Pay were permitted to see Dion Anthony Pay. The affidavits charged that Fay muttered a prayer over each cigaret he smoked; that he once Ihew the boy into a swimming pool; that he mutters prayers while driving an automobile whenever he passes church, endanj others by his as "Lord help us" and "Amen" and "have mercy on IB." when he reads a newspaper or book, but will in- tersperse these exclamations with profane language if he reads some- thing which displeases him; that he once engaged in a fist fight with the late Ted Healy, but stopped the fight to look for his lake teeth which Healy had knocked out; that he drinks to excess. people would "revolt hand of the federal of church, endangering the lives conduct; that with such phrases Site's World's Richest Gkl Dixie's Leaders Floil Bill With Sharp Censure WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. W Southern senators fighting the anti-lynchlng bill warned northern democrats today their support of the measure might produce a party split. Senator Harrison (D-Miss) said: "Your action mo- to be broken? 'is Its love'for'the democratic party to be shattered." Senator Miller (D-Ark) joined Harrison to assert the southern :if the "long government" into their communities. WARNS COURT ASriRANTS Harrison also advised presidenllal and supreme court aspirants in the senate to "stop, look and listen" before voting for the bill. He said the south had been loyal to the democratic party because It believed the party would cooperate in "protecting the white civiliza- tion of the south.'1 'But he thundered, "we the terrible situation of a dem- ocratic majority betraying the trust of the southern people and tie stroying the things they have idol ized and In which they believed." "INSULT" TO SOUTH The bill was an "Insult" to thi scuthern people, he The...... "the sweet, amiable who, he said, "answered with tint tering hearts" when called from the senate chamber because they be- lieved the call might mean news of their nomination to the supreme court." These men had best beware he declared, adding they would not. "add anything to their standing as lawyers on their qualifications for the highest court" by voting for "such a legislative monstrosity" as the antl-lynchlng bill. "RAVISH CONSTITUTION" The bill would "ravish the con- stitution, violate every principle of local self-government and rob the sovereignty of the he said. Miller said there was "no de- mand or reason to support Its en- He added the bill was "not aimed at the south any more than It Is aimed at our form of government." It would sound the death kndl of the right of states to regulate thtlr own affairs, he said. Heiress to vast fortune, Constance Corby had her choice in aven love. That is. un- til she met Bret Har- oesty. What happened to her then is told m one of the most absorbing of the new year, a 25-chapter serial j he counted nine bodies. North-- west Airlines officials reported eight passengers and a crew of 2 were aboard. SPOKANE PILOTS Meek Chairman Of President's Ball Malcolm M. Meek is chairman of arrangements in Taylor coun- ty for this year's President's Birth- day ball. Notice of his appointment was received Monday by Meek from Jesse H. Jones, Texas chairman for the celebration. Since it is customary for the birthday balls to be held on the n people, ne charged. rthday as o e e on e Mississippian poked fun at EaUyrday closest to the president's sweet, amiable gentlemen" birthday, the 1938 entertainment :J ......_ ..._ of January 29. Proceeds from the celebration, held throughout the nation, go to the National Foundation for In- fantile Paralysis. Meek said he would name a local chairman and members of a coun- ty executive committee within the next few days. Safety Dep't Job Applications Mailed AUSTIN. Jan. the public safety department todav there went into the malls 100 ap- plication blanks for young men seeking jobs with the highway pa- trol and driver's license bureau. Last year more than asked for blanks when the state police force personnel was enlarged by 140 officers. Col. H. H. Carmichael, depart- ment director, warned that appli- cations must be filed by midnight of Jan. 25. THERE AIN'T THAT Four States'lax Claims Exceed Actual Worth Of Green Estate Beginning Todoy- NEW YORK. Jan. highest cc-unsci for four stales and attorneys for the estate of the laic Col. Edward H. R. Green to- day entered arguments for juris- diction ever thu em- pire Hetty Green's son left scat- lered nround the country- With the net taxable estate set at S42.3-I8.50C snd total liens levied for fixed at 5t was obviap from the start that all four stales claiming domicile of Green could not win. In such outcome the fortune built up the late Hetty Grten and her son would amount In residue to a deficit of York, cliimlng in faxes, represented by Assls- tant Attorney General Sctli T. cojc and William M. O'Relllv. AJSSSacfaiicitS. R lax Of was reprfienUd by As- slsUnt Attorney General Edward O. Proctor and Henry U Long. FLORIDA ASKS 53.000.000 Florida, wanting S5.335.9S5.17. was represented bv Attorney General D. Lanciis. Assistant Attorney General Judge K. E. Carter. Col. J. M. Lee, comptroller, ana Edgar Hamilton. Texas, asking was represented by Attorney General William McCraw. Assistant Allor- See GKEE.V, rf. 3, Col, Paah Offidals ln st-' Paul said the plane was piloted by Nick Marner, pilot, and p. w West boUi of Spokane They listed as passengers- Flying Seattle-Chicago Route, Falls In Rugged Gallatin National Forest Area; Two Ranchmen Are Witnesses BOZEMAK, Jan. northwest Airlines transport plane crashed on a snow-covered peak high in the Bridger mountains, 14 miles northeast of here late today, carry-' ing to their deaths the 10 persons listed as being aboard. Two ranchers, cutting wood on the rugged mountain slope said they saw the plane burst into flames as it hit the ground. The flames prevented them from any attempt to rescue or extricate the plane's passengers or crew, the ranchers. C. A. Larson and Glenn White, said. Sheriff Lovitt I. Westlake of Bozeman, who led a party on' Randolph Fliers Dive To Death Crash In Heavy Wooded Country Near Grandview GRANDVIEVV, Jan. An army airplane from Barksdale field nosed into haavy timber near here tonight, killing Its two occupants. The dead: Lieut. Frank Thompson of Col- umbus, O., the pilot, W. T. Malhews, a non-commis- sioned officer, from' Milam, Tenn. Both men were slationed at Ran- dolph field. H. Hunt, city marshal of Grand view, said the crash occurred about pjn. He said the bodies were identified only with the greatest difficulty, because of their mutilat- ed condition. The plane did not burn, he said. Jack Hair, Granaview newspaper- man, said Mathews was idenlltied by-a-card found on that the name of TCoijjpsbn-'Vas found on his shirt, Hair said the plane appeared to tn in trouble before its fatal dive. Officials of Barksdale field said at Shrevcport Thompson and Mat- hews took off from Barksdale for Randolph Field Saturday and clear- ed from'Randolph at p.m. to- day. They were headed for Barksdale field by way of Hensley field, Dal- las. Lloyd Levin, 33, Detroit I. E. Stevenson. Seattle. Walter To W. E. Borgenhelmcr, Basin, Mont HUUngs- state traffic manager for Montana 'or Northwest Airlines. Ttt? St. Paul, mechanic he St. Paul shops of Airlines. g rom Seattle .0 Chicago, via Minneapolis. It had been grounded a short lime at Butte because of bad weather and then took off for Billings INTO TA1LSPIN. Larson and white said they were, cutting timber high on the n e tam slope when they. saw the' pl rAa feet ffeiirwhereV, body clear of the wreckage thar nhen the e en e plane hit, -but landed so close to the flames they could not reach it .for and White trudged through heavy snow to the highway where they met Sheriff Westlate and a party of forest rangers. The territory where the plane plunged to i rugged area of the Gallatin national forest, lined -with, deep canyons and high mountains. It Is heavily forested Heads been closed by deep snow lor about a month. FIRST FATALITIES IN U 1'EAJtS The slrlfne was awarded the nat- ional safety award certificate Jast. year by 'the national safety council IT ,V.ever havlng had a oasenger fatality in n years of fiignt totaj. Ing more than 47 million passenger miles. Mamer, the plane's pilot, had flown more than three years with Northwest Airlines. ,West, the co-pilot, was a Califor- nia university graduate and a for- mer army air cadet. He listed Berkeley, Calif., as his horns town. George Anderson, one o' Oie sengew. teas territory supervisorfor the B. p. Goodrich Rubber com- pany. another passenger, a De- troit mechanic, had been In Butte visiting bis mother, who was ill, and was returning to Detroit. Borgenhelmer, who had lived at Basin, Mont., for the last six years, was on his way to Minneapolis to see his mother, who died shortly alter the plane took off from Butta- Two Women Drown In Icy Stream WBLLSBURG, W. Va., Jan. women died in Ice-cover- ed Cross Creek today and the hus- band of one was pulled to safety after their car skidded Into the stream. Mrs. ROSS fields. 20, Welrton, W. Va., and Mrs. William Miller, 28, Steubenville, Ohio, were drowned. Rots Fields, a prize fighter, was rescued by Thurman Campbell, passerby. The Weather V'CIMTT r.rtlj wjdf nnd tllghUy warmer TntMlaj. lltsr TKXAS-F.lr. In w.lli- il portion, cdfer In rxntindla V ftoo'Tt ttMtr. tloodj, numtr In rtlrrme portion nvdnpjdiy probxMy otca'fefl- ramt In fjut portion, toittt In inrth tot n wrs to mooVnUe M. rwwlinn r. NKIV .MCTICO AND ARIZONA Sfn- rall- Tnrsday ind KMla KOI R J 1 J r nro nit in. i-tMrrdny, V.tt; f.M. 16 date a sunrise IHly, ;