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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               the gbttene "WITHOUT, OR. WITH OFFENSE TO OR FOES.- WE SKliTCH WORLD EXACTLY AS JT VOL. 242 ABILENE, TEXAS, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, PAGES WHEN FRENCH SOCIALISTS RESIGN Premier Chautemps' icocJaltd (Aft fnilfi (L'P) PRICE 5 CENTS BLACK BLIZZARDS ROLL Southwest Duster Damages Crops, Imperils Highway Traffic By The Associated Press. "Black the terror of southwestern farm lands, rolled across the "dust bowl" Thursday, damaging crops and impeilllug highway traffic by cutting visibil- ity as low as 200 feet. Oliver McGuIre of Garden City, Kas., was Injured critically when his empty transport truck crashed Into a >tate highway de- rartrncnt truck In a blinding dust storm two miles west of Gaidyn City. Wind ranging In velocity up to 65 miles an hour whipped up the dusters, first In a year, and almost all portions of tlie five-state "dost bowl" area got a taste of the flying grit. WORST IN OKLAHOMA The black and saffron clouds were most dense In the Oklahoma panhandle and on the western plains of Kansas. At Forgan, Ofcia1., visibility was cut to 200 feet and wheat fanners reported much dam- age to the young crop. At Guynion, In the Oklahoma panhandle, a saffron duster on high northwest wind cut visibility to one block. Skies were clearing late In the day. Dust obscured the sun at Enid, Okla. The wind struck simultaneously In all portions of the dust bowl Thursday morning. The storms were abating at nightfall. A 30-mile wind blew throughout the day in the area south and east of Lamar, Colo., stirring up dense clouds of light silt. HAZE AT AMAEIILLO A light haze settled over Amarillo during the afternoon. Wind veloc- ity was 20 miles an hour. Dust from the Oklahoma pan- handle reached Oklahoma City but the clouds were riding high and visibility was a mile and a quarter. Harry Wahlgren, federal weather observer at Oklahoma City, said the dust had damaged western Kansas and Oklahoma wheat lands but he declined to estimate the amount of damage. Loss Over In Stamford Mill Blaze Fire Centers In Seedhouse Estimate Covers Building, Seed, And Machinery STAMFOHD, Jan. Fl-.mes which originated In seed cleaning machinery early tonight did heavy damage to a seed house of the Stamford plant of the Rule- Jayton cottonoil company. The loss was estimated at be- tween and by C. M. Francis, vice-president and gen- eral manager of the firm. A spokesman for Francis said the damage was covered fully by insurance. The seed house and two other buildings owned by the cotton oil company are west of Stamford city limits. Several men. ,were''vat work in the building "when' the _Ure was discovered. The in full blaze before an alarm could be turned In. City firemen received the call at o'clock. They were joined by members of the cotton oil com- pany's firc-fighflng unit to pre- vent the flames from spreading. The blaze had been brought under control by 8 o'clock. OTHER BUILDINGS UNHURT Other buildings, including the cotlonoil firm's main plant and another seed house, were undam- aged. Capacity of that which burned was tons of seed. Francis said he was uncertain how much seed was In the struc- ture umil a check of the company books. His estimate of loss Includ- ed dam.igc to machinery, cotton- seed p.nd the building. The firm continued to receive cottonseM tonight and will until the burned unit been repaired. Francis said full operations would be resumed within a week or 10 days. .Witness Says Green Was Texas Resident NEW YORK, Jan. witness, called, in behalf of New York state in the legal battle to determine which state will collect inheritance taxes on the estate of Ihe late Col. Edward H. R. Green, admitted under cross-examination today Green called himself a resi- dent of Terrell, Tex., from 1911 to 1930. Between those dates, said L. N. de Vausney, of Montclair, N. J., Col. Green always signed his oaths as a director of the Seaboard National bank as a resident of Terrell. Dj Vausney is a former vice president and director ot the bank. He was called to testify by Scth T. special assistant attorney general for New York state at a hearing before Special Master John Spauid- Ing Flarmcry, of the U. s. supreme court. North Ireland Hits At Fusion Rumor LONDON, Jan. gov ernment of Northern Ireland today- called for a mandate to resist any plan o! Irish fusion which might develop at forthcoming talks be tween Ireland and Britain. The B e I f a s't cabinet was spur- red to action by an announcement that reunion with Northern Ireland would be among subjects discussed by Prime Ministers Eamon de Valera of Ireland and Nev Chamberlain of Britain. Tlis discussions will begin In London next Monday, the lirst bc- Iwcen delegations of the two gov- ernments In many years. They were announced as primarily to deal with the subjects of defense and trade. Slight Improvement WASHINGTON, Jan. There was ft "dbht improvement today In Ihe condition of supreme court JusUcc Benjamin N. Csrdozo of hcarl WHERE SAMOAN CLIPPER VANISHED AREA WHtRE SAMOAN CUPPfP ISMSSMQ 'This msp shows the area in the Soulh Pacific ocean in which the "Samoan trans-Pacific flying was lost'with seven men. The Huge ship was en route from Pago Pago to New Zealand and car- ried no passengers. 'Pox Outbreak In State Feared AUSTIN, Jan. that Texas probably faced an out- break of smallpox spread over the state today. Alarm was expressed by Dr. George W. Cox, state health of- ficer, with (he report yesterday of two deaths and 26 cases the first week in January. "An outbreak of greater incidence than has been present in several years is he said. "These are the Ilrst deaths reported In two years, Evidently virulence is in- creasing." Dr. Co.v said smallpox's greatest prevalence was from February through May and urged vaccination as the most direct method of fight- ing It. Dr. Cox said Increased speed of transportation In this nay facili- tated rapid dissemination of the scourge. Dr. Scott W. Hollis, county physi- cian, said yesterday that no cases of small pox in Taylor county had been reported to his office. However he backed up Dr. Cox's warning and urged that all that possibly could be vaccinated for the disease. "Small pox Is dlghly hs said, "and vacinatlon is the only prerentatlve of the disease we know'. With it one is absolutely Mossive Ship Will Replace Clipper SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. -One of the largest and most pow- erful of ocean spanning planes probably will replace the ill-starred Samoan clipper on the Honolulu- New Zealand air route a few months hence. Pan American Airways officials declined today to make definite statements as to plans for conllnu- ing operation of Ihe newly establish- ed line but said a 40- ton, 12-passcnger plane being built expressly for that route would be ready for test flights hi March. Testimony Begun In Dry Vote Hearing BIO SPRING, Jan. C. L. Klapprolh of 32d district court began hearing testimony tod.iy In a contest of the December 10 prohibi- tion election In Howard county. Testimony is expected to be com- pleted Friday afternoon. Suit was brought by wet Interests after the election telums shoved a major- ity of returning the county to Us dry Meeting Iheme Boosters tonight will learn "What Abilene hope. Citizens, merchants, and persons in every walk of life are invited to be at the Hilton hotel at p. m. for an open forum discussion on the needs of the city. With Ed Grissom, Booster presi- dent, in charge, anyone that has anything to say on any subject that arises will be given a chance to air his or her views. Leading off the pane! discussion will be eight members of the club, each explaining one of the policies of the organization. When they have finished, the public will be given a chance to say what It think of the club. "We believe that the number of persons said Eddie Cock- erel, secretary, last will de- termine the amount of civic interest citizens take In our city." Collet and cake will be served to those present. Administrative offices of the Booster club at the present are tern pararily located in room 228. Hilton hotel. Monday the office will be changed to the second floor of the building occupied by the Hicks Rub- ter company, 501 Pine. Power Prospects Of Dam To Be Studied WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 The federal power commission said today It would investigate the hydroelectric power possibilities o! the proposed Possum Kingdom dam on-.the, Brazos river in Texas. Invest I gallon .would begin not later than-the fifsl week in Feb- ruary, the commission said, anci would be completed about March 15. It will include the reviews of 'coast studies, analysis of flow and storage data, and consideration ot the requirements other than power development set by the Bratos river conservation and reclamation dis- trict. Early Stamford Physician Dead Dr. McReynolds Fatally At His Office STAMFORD, Jsn. 13 Dr. A. D. McReynolds. beloved pion- eer Stamford physician, and civic and church worker, dropped dead in his office at p..m. a heart attack. He was president ol the Stamford chamber of commerce. A few minutes earlier Dr. Mc- Reynolds had been discussing plans for the chamber of commerce's an- nual banquet, which was to have been held Friday evening. L. W. Johnson, superintendent of schools, and Dr. Blackwell, dentist whose offices were with those of Dr. McReynolds, were conferring with him about the banquet when he went into his examining rooms to attend a patient. It was there that he was stricken. He was dead when a doctor arrived. Dr. McRsynolds, who had prac- ticed-here since virtually since the city of Stamford was founded, had suffered from heart trouble some time. He recently Dallas -for treatment1 but had Wri" feeling better ane! hs! been In'his' office daily' BANQUET POSTPONED The chamber of commerce ban- quet has besn postponed. A new date will be announce, later. L. B. Denning. Dallas, president ol the Lone Star.Qas Corporation, was to have been the principal speaker. A. D. McReynolds was born In Kentucky March 22, 1875. He stud- ied medicine in the Physicians and Surgeons College, St. Louis and came to Stamford from DaUas where he had been house physician at St. Paul's hospital. He was mar- ried to Ethel Duren of Cuero June 6, 1906 and she and a brother, C. A. McReynolds of Gracey, Ky., sur- vive him. CHAIRMAN OF ELDERS Dr.' McReynolds, besides serving as chamber of commerce president, was chairman ol the board of elders of the Central Christian church. The funeral will be held Friday beginning at 4 p. m. at St. John's Methodist church. Officiating will be the Rev. E. A. Resd of St. John's and the Rev. Albert Jones, pastor of the Central Christian church. Burial will be in Highland cemetery under direction of Kinney Funeral Home. Report Insurgents Joining Loyalists GIBRALTAR, Jan. creasing desertions and uneasines. in Insurgent territory, following the Spanish government's capture ot strategic Terucl. were reported to- night by Impartial foreign sources The insurgents have installed an armed cavalry patrol In the no man's-land separating British Gib raltar from Insurgent-held La Line., in an effort to check the desertions from Generalissimo Francisd Franco's army. Coast guard detachments were re Inforced by machine-gun equippec units to prevent further escapes by sea from Algeciras. Persistent reports of a mutiny among the Insurgent forces in southern Spain have been denied by reliable authorities. Scores ot In surgcnt deserters, however, havi j teen croslsng into British territory I to light for the government. Morgenthou Urges No Tax Increase WASHINGOTON, Jan. 13.-UV Thls Is no time to impose addition i al Secretary Morsenthau an vised congress In testimony mscte public today. Million Wanted For Anti-Syphilis Drive HOUSTON, Jan. Texas legislature will be asked at Its next session to appropriate for anti-syphilis cam- paign In Texas, Dr. Ocorge Cox, state health officer, said here to- day. Dr. Cox was in Houston to con- fer with county and city officials on the proposed new health setup for Houston snd to address the state Veterinary Medical association In session here. Testifying recently at a dosed session fit thj house sub-committee which considered Ihe treasury's ap- propriation for the next fiscal ytar he said: "With the business situation as U Is now. we do not feel like recom- mending additional taxes over and above the present tax structure. "It Is very difficult at this tim  ajedtive be- Un U- ed In the ;-sepaStcy-crcpVjjoBBcl Action Occurs As Confidence Vote Weighed Crisis Develops As Leader Gives Communists Rein PARIS, Jan. Defense Minister Edouard Dal- adier today announced the res- ignation of Premier CaniiUe Chautemps' people's front cab- inet. He made the announcement to the press shortly after nine socialist ministers resigned while, the chamber of deputies was meeting to take action on aa appeal for a vote of confi- dence in the government. PREPARE FORMAL STEP Daladier declared; "The cabinet resigned when the'socialists quit." The ministers gathered in the chamber of deputies, prepared to go to the residence of President Albert Lebrun to present their formal resignation. Cliauterhps, a radical socialist, formed the second people's front June 22, 1937. after the ministry of the socialist Leon Blum fell because a conservative senate refused Wm decree powers over troubled French finances Radical socialists were In the cabinet while the government was supported in parliament by the communists. 'REDS' ON THEIR OWN The crisis in the government developed quickly this morning, after the fate of the cabinet had wavered back and 'forth, when Chautemps told.the communists; to vote as they' pleased ,on the- confi- dence motion..... Well Finishes Gauge Water Shut Off On Haterius Discovery Of Shackelford Co. Average over a 24-hour flow for the Humble Oil A: Rellning com- pany No. 2 J. W. Hollums, eighth producer for the Avoca field -fa northeastern Jones county, was re- ported at 49 barrels per .hour by officials of the railroad commission last night. The test made approximately barrels on the production gauge. It was producing from Palo Pinto pay, natural, at feet, having been drilled with rotary. Location is in the south half of section 190- survey. Initial production of the test had been reported at HO barrels per hour. Five miles northeast of Avoca production the Owens-Snebold Oil corporation et al No. H. B. Hater- ius was cleaning out to the bottom of the hole, having drilled out cement and lead woo! through feet. Late Thursday afternoon It had filled within 200 feet of the top of the hole, and bailing show- ed a complete water shutolf. EXPECT 300-100 XATURAL Operators planned to put the on a swabbing gauge last night. Bottomed at feet, it is expected to make between 300 and 400 bar- rels per day natural. Location is Iri the northeast corner of section survey, In Shackelford county. Twelve miles northeast ot Abi- lene In southwestern Shackelford county, operators were .billing oil from the Hlckok 
                            

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