Abilene Reporter News, January 13, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1938, Abilene, Texas ffje "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR SKLTCti YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LVI I. I ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 13, PAGES Uniud (UP) NUMBER 24V Fire-Ravaged Wreckage Of Clipper Found Crew Lost As Giant Ship Goes Down In Pacific PAGO PAGO, Samoa, Jan. shattered wreckage of the Samoan Clipper was loiind afloat 13 miles northwest of here today, indicating the skyliner caught lire as It plunged Into the Pacific with Captain Edwin C. Mustek, America's No. 1 international mall filer, and sis associates. President Juan T. Trippc of Pan American airways Immediately conceded In Washington that all seven fliers were dead. Trippe said lire developed as the 21-ton plane was dumping its gaso- line In an attempt to make an even-keel emergency landing near Pago Pago. DISCONTINUE SERVICE The disaster, first in the history of Pan American's nearly three years of transpacific flying, put al least a temporary end to opera- tion of the recently Inaugurated line between the United States and New Zealand. It also marked the third major American airplane crash in a week and the loss jf two top ranking American aviat.irc. Kick Mamcr, pioneer northwest (lier, died alons with nin' other persons in the crash ot his North- west Airlines plane near Bozeman, Mont., Monday. Last week six naval fliers perished when their bombing plane plunged into the, sea off southern California. The navy minesweeper Avocet found the Samoan Clipper wreck- age in a telltale floating patch of lubricating oil on the ocean sur- face. Mustek was known as one 01 tne most methodical and conservative fliers ever to negotiate an ocean, with more than miles of sea flying to his credit and never a serious accident. He had just taken the Samoan Clipper out of Pago Pago harbor for" an non-stop flight to Auckland. N. Z. COMPANY'S STATEMENT .About 38. minutes-after'the. take- off Mustek'reposed an oil one of the plane's four motors. He stopped that motor, set the brake on Us propeller and turned back toward Pago Pago. "At this said a Pan Am- erican statement, "a preliminary quantity of fuel was released through the emergency dump valve provided for this purpose (to light- en the plane's load for "In Ihls message Ihe captain in- dicated that the situation was en- tirely normal, stating that he plan- ned to land back at the base at ap- proximately 8-.30 p. m. Tues- day CST) x x x. "Shortly after 8 o'clock the ship reported over Apia harbor CM miles west of Pago Pago) which Is In the direction from which a normal ap- proach for landing in Pago Pago xxx would be made, x x x "Thereafter the cruise off the coast of the island was undertaken for the purpose of making its fuel load lighter before returning x x for Sec CLIPPER, tf. 12, Col. 6 CHARRED WRECKAGE OF PROUD AIRLINER BLAST WREAKS TRAGEDY Ten Die In Mine Disaster Identification Of 4 Difficult )ue To Burns A DIFFERENT Senate Group Told Confidence Not Cure-All WASHINGTON, Jan. The senate unemployment commit- tee heard a labor spokesman deny today the often-repeated assertion that the best way to end the bus- iness recession is to restore the confidence of businessmen general- j'y- That .argument, said A. F, Whit- ney, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, is "funda- mentally fallacious." "As I see it." he continued, "the only part which confidence plays in this Important problem, is the restoration of the confidence of the working people of this coun- try, which wilt come from assuring them of jobs with fair pay thereby enable them to buy auto- mobiles, homes snd other commod- ities and services which the pres- ent American standard of living J. J. Pelley, president of the As- sociation of American Railroads, testified prosperity of the carriers and their employes was inextric- ably bound up with the prosperity of the country as a whole. "Recent trends in railway em- ployment and purchases show that decrease In railway traffic and revenues quickly reduced the abil- ity of the railways to contribute to employment, both of their own men and men who manufacture the goods the railways buy and he said. Both Pelley and Whitney favored the general increase in freight rates which the roads are asking of the interstate commerce commission. Pelley said the rate Increase would "open our purchasing agcn> cy doors again." 'This blackened inass of wreck- age was air that was left of a Northwest Airlines transport after it crashed near Bozeman. Mont., and burned, bringing death to 10 passengers. Rescue parties fought a mountain bliz- zard in an effort to bring out the bodies. Northeriii Rule Demos Says Bailey Filibuster-Is One Week Old Teachers Meet Set For March Oil Belt Officers Map Program Of S'water Session Annual spring meeting of the oil Belt Teachers association will be held in Sweetwater March 11 and 12, the executive committee has de- cided. In session here Tuesday night, the commltteemen made preliminary plans for the session, and discussed proposed -reorganization of Ihe dis- trict in accordance with the new constitution of the "state teachers' association. The Sweetwater meeting will open with a Friday afternoon session for principals and superintendents. Fri- day night's meeting, will be In form of a banquet. Saturday morning general sessions will be held, and Saturday afternon has been allotted to sectional conferences. j: Attending the meeting were Pres- ident Nat Williams, Baird superin-. tendent; Secretary-Treasurer S. E. Pass principal of College Heights school in Abilene; Vice President W. T -Walton, Hanger superintendent; BV '8 Covey, superin- superintendent; 'L. A. Wooldrldge, Mineral Wells superintendent; and L. E. Dudley, Abilene superlntend- ent7 ___- rlEHEKT. WASHINGTON, Aii angry charge Jan. that northern Two Women Killed At Odessa When -Freight Hits Auto ODESSA, Jan. by a speeding freight train as they attempted to cross the downtown tracks in a model A Ford, Mrs. Lum Sellers, 32. and Mrs. Leonard Hargrove, 24. both of Odessa, were instantly killed this evening about 7 o'clock. The Texas and Pacific train car- ried the car down the tracks about 30 yards, throwing both women from the machine. Bystanders said they were badly mangled and crushed. Mrs. Hargrove, driver of the auto- mobile, is survived by her husband and a seven year old boy. Mrs. Sel- lers Is survived by her husband and five children, thrco boys and two girls. Both were employed by the Troy Slcam laundry here. Their hus- bands work for the McDonald Building and Contracting company. The two families had been resi- dents of Odessa for about a year, moving here from Colorado. "socialists" have captured powerful positions in the democratic party came today "from Senator Bailey Iea Ihe schedule was discrimina- :ory. Anson Receives Grant Of For Construction Of Postoffice Housing Project in Austin West's First WASHINGTOH. Jan. Representative Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex) said today Ihe federal housing authority's designation of USO.OOO for a slum clearance proj- ect in Austin, was the first for a city wsst of the for such a project. He -M he expected to be In Austin Jenuary 24 C. C. Win- ston, USHA to discuss details of the program. ANSON, Jan. of a new postoffice was cheered today by Anson residents who every day find it difficult to obtain stand- Ing room white the mall is being sorted. Kotice lhat the federal govern- ment has alloled J70.000 for the site and construction of a new post of- fice was received by Douglas Trlp- lelt, secretary- of the Anson cham- ber of commerce, in a mf.isage from Postoffice Department officials. Triple tt and Burl Scott, chamber of commerce president, also were notified of the grant in a telegram from Rep. Clyde 1> Garrett. It was announced that bids for the sltt will bt asked within a. few months. Triplett said Ihe allotment made after a campaign launched by the Anson chamber last August Representative Garrett's aid in sec- uring the grant, was enlisted'when he twice visited Anson after movement was begun. the Present "inadequacies" and pros- pects of growth In connection with oil development in Jones county were cited as reasons for asking a new postofftce. Triplett said. The present poMoffice. a brick structure on the northeast corrter'6 the Anson, square, has been.In.use more than 20'years. Mrs. Pear Knox. the thirteenth person lo holi the office in history of the town. Is In addition to lack of space. Trip lett said a 25 per cent increase In postal receipts last year over'193 cited as basis for the new post office request. Receipts for 1S3 were almost J13.000. There was no information avail able regarding what sites will be of fered for consideration of Post office department dficlals. Stockmen Meeting In Cheyenne Oppose Freight Rate Boost CHEYENNE. Wyo., Jan. stockmen "moved in" .onlght on Cheyenne, historic frontier days for ths American National Livestock asso- ciation convention, expressing op- position to the proposed 15 pirccr.t railroad freight, rate Increase. The topic took precedence in hotel lobby.discussions over the is- sues of reciprocal trade agree- ments, sanitary conventions and the mean.; to control rustling. F. E. Mollin, secretary of the assoclatta..estimated 700 stock- men would attend the meetings, which open tomorrow afternoon with Ihe keynote speech of Presi- dent Albert K. Mitchell of Albert, H. M. Mollin predicted the association would go on record against the proposal. Before adopting any resolutions oh reciprocal trade treaties, the association will hear Robert A. Wright ol Pitman, Sask., expUln the Canadian stockman's view o( the Canadian treaty with the Unit- ed Slates. ;