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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1938, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL LVH, NO. 243 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 17, PAGES United (AP) PRICE 5 CENTS Warns Arms Delay May Lebrun Calls Jeopardize U. S. Security On Chautemps Admiral Leahy Tells Need For Defense Funds Situation Most Ominous Since 1918 He Asserts WASHINGTON, Jan. (AP> Congress received a warning from the navy's chief of operations today that any de- lay in the shipbuilding or air- craft programs would "jeopar- dize" the nation's security. FDR DRAFTS MESSAGE Admiral William D. Leahy, testi- fying before a house appropriation subcommittee on the navy's finan- cial needs, said the international situation was so serious the United States "must continue .to maintain our national defense establishments at their highest efficiency." 'The political condition -of- the world, both in Europe and the far east, are more threatening than at any. time since 1918, and are dis- tinctly "worse than a year lie said. President Roosevelt is drafting a message expected to call for a. naval construction, program substantially in excess of present limitations. The material condition. of the navy's most powerful satisfactory, Leahy said, but they "are rapidly ap- proaching obsolescence." CONSTRUCTION Under these circumstances, he explained, it would be legal for the United States, under the Vinson- Trammel act authorizing a to build 13 battleships by 1942, including two now under con- struction and" two for which an initial appropriation was included in the- budget for the next fiscal year. Admiral TfiL G. du Base, Chief Of the bureau of construction 'and- re- pair, to complete under construction -and to finish 22 vessels for which ini- tial appropriations were f or the year.. -Rear Admiral Hi navy budget men 16 more: ships airplanes would" be operated in the coming fiscal" year than the navy had during the current fiscal year. He said the new ships" would be larger and stronger, have more of- fensive armanent and "better abil- ity to withstand damage." G-MEN NAB BANK ROBBERS IN TEXAS A G-man's hunch cut the fed- eral "most wanted" list down two when Alva -Dewey Hunt, left, and Hugh Mding face, pictured above in custody, of federal agents at Houston. were trapped on a Texas high- way, ending a three-year search for the ex-convicts. They were wanted in robberies of southern banks with loot totalling 000. The P. B. L man at extreme right is Arthur Sloan. Abilene Schoolboy Struck By Auto Fifteen-year-old Douglas Bonine, member of the Central school sev- enth grade graduating class this midterm, was in Hendrick Memorial hospital today for treatment of a severe gash on the back of his'head and bruises. The boy was injured at the school this morning, when struck by an automobile in the driveway on the west side of the building. Driver of the car was Clarence B. Ford, high school teacher. The boy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bonine, 1118 North Ninth street. Episcopal Meet Closes Today Association To Elect Secretary This Afternoon What Is Your NEWS I. Q.? By AP Feature Service Each question counts 20 j each part of a two-part question, 10. A score of 60 is fair; 80 good. Answer on page 8, column 1. 1. Who :s this man and what big job did the president give him in London? 2. Does TVA hope to finish its construction program (a) by 1945 or '46, (b) next year, or (c) perhaps by 1975? 3. In winning the democratic nomination for U. S. senator from Alabama, Lister Hill de- feated what prominent ex-sen- ator? 4. A number of Austrians wovld be glad to see Otto called to the throne. True or false? IS. Where is the "scorched eartn" policy Detof Applied? it? munion of the women's early this morning, the annual con- vocation of the 2sbrth Texas dis- trict of "the Protestant Episcopal church entered its final The convocation will close a gen- eral session: beginning at Special meeting of r committee is scheduled for' "TzSCF p. m. Celebrant for the morning .serv- ice was the Venerable J. W. Hayes, archdeacon of the district. The pro- gram was a unit of the annual meeting of the district branch of the woman's auxiliary to the na- tional council. Following the communion, break- fast was served by the auxiliary of the Church of The Heavenly Best. Reports on work done throughout the year were given during the morning. The council is holding its meetings in the parish house and auxiliary meetings are beng held in the church building. Chief business for the afternoon session, aside from annual reports, was election of the secretary of the association. The Rev. J. Hodge Al- vis, rector of St. Paul's-On-The- Plains at Lubbock has been, secre- tary for the past year. Filling of vacancies throughout the district were also to be a part of the day's business. The Rev. Willis P. Gerhart, host to the convocation, has been un- See CONCLAVE, Pg. S, CoL 6 Second Duster Fogs North Texas Cities FORT WORTH, Jan. second dust storm of the year was centered here today. Visi- bility was one and one-half mSes at 9 a. m. Visibility at Dallas was two miles. The dust hung as far west as Abi- lene, where visibility was six miles. No reports of heavy dust had ar- rived from east cf Dallas. The storm had not reached as far soiith as Waco. Its northern limit was Ardmore, Okla. FlowsNatural -Pay First Hit West Of Pool Discovery Well Mountain Oil ble No. 3 Jones Stasney, west outpost and quarter mile extension to the Avoca field in northeastern Jones county, blew afternoon to., in Sunday flow at an barrels" per checked 31" feet high, structurally than the Olander discovery well, is the first to find Palo Pinto production west of the p To Form Rule Blum Abandons Try For 'National Union' Cabinet PARIS, Jan. Albert Lebran today called upon Camille Chautemps to end Prance's four-day cabinet crisis when Leon Blum, socialist leader, abandoned efforts to form a "national union" government. Radical socialist deputies said Chautemps, a radical socialist, was being charged with formation of a ministry to succeed his own cab- inet, which resigned Friday in the' face of financial and labor trou- f bles. Blum, who had been designated after he had blocked efforts by Georges Bonnet, radical socialist, to form a government, had jnet conservative opposition for his plan to draw support from centrist fac- tions .for the people's front lineup of socialists, communists and radi- cal socialists. rushed to the presi- dential palace just a half hour after Blum, renounced the prem- iership with a declaration that "I want neither a day nor even an hour lost to the country for my personal satisfaction." BANK RESUMES EXCHANGE Chautemps accredited "in prin- ciple" Lebrua's charge to form new government. Once since .the crisis began he had declined the mission, but he agreed to sourid out the possibilities of liquidating the situation after Blum's faflttfe aggravated its gravity. The Bank of Prance permitted resumption of foreign exchange dealings which were suspended Fri- day, but ruled that transactions must be limited to legitimate busi-. ness reouirements.. -With speculative selling of'francs prohibited, the market range was narrow. >._. "Tasks 'confronting a new govern- ment included: .ending widespread strikes by bringing capital and la- bor together; strengthening the franc; reducing the ireasjirv_deficit AS SUPREME COURT MEETS-- Solons Set Reed Hearing Senate Bench IN SIXTEENTH DAY OF SOUL Clergyman Believes Spirit Can Sustain The Body Body Predicts n M nftirr _ j m Confirmation Among central European allies which .are drifting toward--Ger- many and Italy. ISO feet, encountered first free oil at and was kflied at that FV WOmQn Ul6S Route To -LAMESA, Jan." Pu- neral was set at this after- depth, so that five-inch casing -could I noon at Pride for Verna Mae Wil- be set and cemented. Plugs were Hams, who was fatally injured Sun- drilled at that point Sunday. Location is feet from the west and 330 feet from the south line of the northwest quarter 196- survey. Operators planned to run tubing probably today in the new well ninth for the Avoca and take first production gauge before mid- week. Swabbing Continued On Baird Deep Test BATED, Jan. ro- tary rig has been dismantled-from the Woodley Petroleum company No. l Jack M, Flores, eight miles southeast of here in Callahan county, operators today were con- tinuing to swab the deep test, showing as a possible; pool opener from the EUenburger lime, "lower Orckmciari, Spudder has been rigged for additional work on the .test and swabbing indicates no increase on production.. Operators indicated the test may be given another acid treatment. Bar Mud Wrestling AUSTIN, Jan. wrestling will not be permitted m Texas, Labor Commissioner Fred E, Nichols today notified Bert Wil- ioughby of Dallas. day morning when the automobile in which she was riding overturned three miles north of Lamesa on the Brownfield Miss route to a Lamesa other young persons, OdessafHffl, Wallace Grif- fin and Jack Cramp, received minor injuries, but were released from the hospital Sunday afternoon. All were en route to their home at Welch, 'Drub Kelly driving the auto, a light coupe. The accident occurred when their car swerved out to pass a car parked on the road_ slipped on loose gravel and overturned four or five times. Miss Williams was hurled through the top of the car and clear of the wreckage. The young woman had been working as a waitress at "the Nolan cafe in Lamesa. Funeral arrange- ments were in charge of the Higgin- botham Funeral home. By HARRY FERGUSON MEMPHIS, Term, Jan. Very Kev. Israel Harding Noe, who entered his 16th day with- out food or water today in an j tempt to prove that man can be im- mortali learad across a desk and said was not the same man he was a year ago. A different man he was, he said, and on a different plane from the rest of us. He lives on a "spiritual we live on "a natural plane." Only the name, Israel Harding Noe, binds his past to present, for he believes fasting has changed him mentally, physically and spiritually. He this change is likely to go oh and that each passing hour bums away impurities and "re-- fines the pure gold of character." He plans that, this process shall "continue until some vague tomor- row when he "will have proved that miracles can and do happen. That the spirit can sustain the body, -un- .aided by food or drink. Meanwhile? Dean Noe said, "I look ghostly." He does. Powerful, almost hypno-, tic, eyes burn steadily at- you from a. sunken, ashen face. Once he weighed 200 pounds; now. he weighs 100 or less. An acquaintance en- countered-him to a barber shop the other day and didn't recognize ,hlm ,The dean sat in a tiny, dim room where the light. came timidly through the curtains and- put blackish splotches in the caverns of his face. Yesterday he preached a sermon, shook hands with his-parishonefs See NOE, Ff. 8, CoL 8 Gaunt and :cadav.erotss, with the skin drawn tightly across his. temples' 'and chin, this is Dean Israel H. he- looks today after a year's continuous he. plans to keep np for two years more. PROVIDES 22 HEW SHIPS-- The house received a tion from its appropriations com- mittee today for navy appropriation. The sum, to finance, tte in the coming fiscal jrepresented a increase over the current appropriation and included provis- ion for 22 new ships, and for con- tinuing construction of 70 others. A house committee, ways and means, was asked by M. L. SeTdman, chairman of the New York board "of trade's" tax. committee, to approve immediate repeal of the undistri- buted profits and capital gains taxesl The senate unemployment com- mittee heard Mayor LaGuardia.of New York recommend a new federal public works spending program. In the senate proper, Senator El-' lender (D-La) continued the fffi- ariti-lynching bilL Across the plaza from the capital, Justice George Sutherland made his last-appearance as a member of the supreme court. By his own appli-. he retires at midnight to- night.- _ Predictions "of a showdown m" the senate's ssti lynching filibuster brought confidence today from supporters and foes of the controversial- bin. Senator conhally" leader of "the southern opponents, said there were enough speakers to con- tinue talking against the measure" until the pressure of other legisla- tion forces proponents to shelve it. Some administration senators, however, forecast that night ses-' sions would, be ordered soon, and that 'such a step would cause the filibuster to collapse. A few even talked .of limiting debate. men of middle age and even of advanced years passed be- fore Judge Milburn S. Long in 42nd district court Monday morning, en- tered pleas of guilty and heard the court mete out punishment Those entering pleas "received sentences up to three.y.eaxs in the state pen- itentiary, the TninimtTrrT frying a One year suspended sentence. Jack Terry, 19, and Harold Mar- lin, 17, pleaded guilty to four charges each of burglary and theft Included were indictments in con- nection with the December burglary has announced as a candidate for jof Hanks and Crump tailor the office of state representative for j shop T who told he this district composed of Jones 15 months and Shackelford counties. Frank M. Locke Asks Legislative Office STAMFORD, Jan. Prank M. Locke, a former secrerary of Stamford chamber of commerce. 42nd Court Metes Out Penalties On Guilty Pleas By Defendants Funerqlior AtBO'ciook .Funeral -for J. Chamberlain World war and office manager for a" biscuit company house here, set" at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the .Laughter chapel. Bounds was found dead in his office shortly .after 9 o'clock. -Sin- j day morning by ambulance drivers who had received a telephone call a few minutes earlier asking that an ambulance sent to the address.' With a gunshot wound in the left j chest, Bounds had partly fallen from his chair. His .12 gauge shot- Senate Judiciary Session Thursday Open To Public WASHINGTON, Jan. senate judiciary com- mittee subcommittee today call- ed a hearing for Thursday on the nomination of Stanley Beed to the supreme court. LOGAN HEADS GROUP The subcommittee was formallj set up by the full judiciary com- mittee to consider the nomination. Headed by Senator Logan it also included': Senator- King- Deit- rich McGSl Van Nuys and Morris (Ind- Logan said the subcommittee would meet Thursday see whether anyone wants to be At the same meeting the judi- ciary committee set up a sub-com- mittee to consider a pending bill for the creation of 27 new federal judges as recommended by the ju- dicial conference and Attorney Gen- eral Cummings. Members of the judiciary com- mittee expressed certainty that "F. Reed would be confirmed ai-a-su- preme court- justice- this "week, en- abling him to take -Ms seat before any hew cases are heard. NO OBJECTIONS RAISED Of the senators who commented on the nomination, of old solicitor general, not one raised any objections. Senator RTish Holt (D-W a freqjaent tion critic, "was amongr members .ol both major parties indicated ap- proval. "The amazing thing About said "is that the president appointed a jutfge, inskead of. <me of his fervent the mfttee arranged lor careful scrutiny of Seed's even as Justice George whom he -will succeed, jnafle his final ap- pearance, on the bench. No cases of national interest 3Bounds, distinguished veteran of LUp for decision by the justices, meeting ;at noon for. the last ses- sion before a two- week's .recess." lite retiresieufe of 75ryear-old erland will become effective at mid- night. After an .informal discussion .of. Reed's nomination by the entire ju- diciary -committee, Chairman Ash- urst (D-Ariz) said he would turn See REED, Pg. 8, CoL 6 a felony, tence. drew a two-year sen- Three defendants pleaded guilty automobiles while Those pelading in- to driving toxicated. their punishment follow: P. V.- Collum, 30 days in jail, fine and license to drive a car sus- pended for six months. J. W. Eenslee, five days in jail, -fine and license suspended for six months. H. J. McDonald, one year sus- pended prison sentence, license See COURT, fg. 8, CoL 4 a. yardstick were; on the desk. Justice of Peace Theo Ash was summoned and- he conducted an in- quest, Monday morning stating -that Ms verdict would be entered late today. Dr. Millard- A. Jenkens, pastor of the First- Baptist- church, of which Bounds was a member and where he had, served-as a deaccn, was to officiate for the service. Assisting him was to be Dr. T. S. Knox, pastor of- the First Presbyterian church. Burial was to follow in the Cedar Hill cemetery, beside' the j grave of Mrs, Bounds, who died May 2, 1933, 'the day following the birth of "a daughter.. Chamberlain Bounds was bom January 1900, in Mflam- county, i the third son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. BOUNDS, 8, CoL 4 Abilene Teachers, Students Hurt As Auto Hits Culvert Four students and two teachers of Abilene high school were injured early Sunday morning when their car crashed into a culvert on the Coleman highway a few miles south of Abilene. None was in a critical Locke has served two terms as county commissioner of" 2. He is captain of company K. 142 Infantry of Stamford. homa reformatory, drew the heav- ier penalty, three years in prison. Marlin, convicted his-first time of BUREAU REPORTS'. APPEARS HERE Ballet Profits At Boxoffice Where Others Flop BY GEORGE ROSS NBA Service Wrtier NEW YORK, Jan. Ballet Basse de Monte that spec- tacle extraordinary headed by a White Russian Cossack Command- er and -Copied with effervescent ballerinas whose names all seem to be Tatiana Riabouchinska, is now engaged on the fifth'of its lucrative tours of the nation. And S. Hurok's moon face is one gargantuan smile. Hurok is the Impresario who dar- ed to venture where the theatrical to tread be- cause of loss taken by an earlier troupe. The first drop- ped trying to teach us American aborigines the nuances of an art which combines pantomime, dancing and Hurok so far has a tidy on from the first four OOO-mile tours and expects to make a handsome addition on the present swing around the country. For its first ten days on this rich soil the Ballet paused at the Metropolitan Opera House, the seats of which were covered nightly by wen as Judy O'Grady and her boy friend, for The Dance is catching on with all classes. The audiences were unusually appreciative but quiet and respectful. The noise backstage made np for everything. Ballet folk, like circus people, live in a world all their own. They have their own superstitions, ideals, foi- Mes, and They will not, for instance, wear new ballet slippers, or even moderately old ballet slip- pers. Before a pair of those dainty coverings go before an audience they must be warped to fit every joint and curve of the dancer's feet and be fish-glued and cross-stitch- ed to make them fit tighter. Ballerinas live in perennial fear of a slip and a fall, which is why they take so much care of the slip- pers and explains why the ballet carries pair on tour. Each of the dancers keeps about 30 pairs in her dressing room and asks for more as the mood seizes her or the color of her costume demands. The Ballet is an Immense venture as evidenced by its five baggage See BALLET, Ff. 8, Col. 7 Time-lock Safes Asked To Guard 0.5. Navy Secrets Jan. navy official, declaring that subversive activities are ''high- ly rampant" in this country, has asked for two time-lock safes for the naval Intelligence di- vision. William D. Bergman, adminis- trative assistant and chief clerk of the navy department, sup- plied the details In testimony before a house appropriations subcommittee on the naval supply bill, made public today. Re said the timelock safes, to cost were needed to re- place others which were too small and "do not posaws class A Probability Texas Allowable Will Be Cut Is Indicated At Hearing returning from a debate tourna- ment at the University of' Austin, the mishap occuring about a. m. Freelln Shoemaker and Mable Bird, girls debate team: George K. Washington Jr. and Homer G. Montgomery, boy's debate team; Tom Barnes and Odell Johnson, fac- ulty sponsors were members of the group. Miss' Bird, suffering from inter- Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, .se- j heatt dlSSaSe' V3S condition. She remained in Hen- -unchanged. drick Memorial hospital immedi- j ately following the, accident, j The group left Ausan Saturday after the tournament. Barnes, driv- ing the car, was the only member of the party awake at the time of the accident. Condition Unchanged WASHINGTON, Jan. AUSTIN. Jan. hearing, .talk was rife the commls- that Texas oil production would might order a further shut- be slashed was indicated at the' monthly proration hearing conduct- down on the- East Texts field on and vicinity: Partly tor.igist and Tuesday. West Texas: Partly cloudy, wanner in tocight. Tuesday parUy cloady. Sast Texas: Partly clo'.dy except cloudy 0 i cd by the railroad commission here I Sundays, mignt apply the restriction j oa coast, cooler except in northwest today as the federal bureau of mines j to the entire state and also might reported barrels daily i urge the other states at the corn- would be required from this state pact meeting to take similar action. in February. The current imately barrels. allowable is approx- Testimony E. V. Cottingham, commission engineer, that bottom- hole pressure to the East Texas field C. V. Terrell, chairman of the j had declined 11.22 pounds per square commission, commented he hoped i inch in the last month and a state- oil operators thoroughly understood j wide shutdown would be beneficial the situation and would assist the commission in meeting iti Recently the commission indicat- ed the allowable would be curtailed because of declining demand and excess stocks of gasoline.but said the reduction would not be ordered probably until after a meeting of the interstate compact commission in Oklahoma City tomorrow. As operators fathered for tie strengthened opinion of many that curtailment of some sort might be ordered. West Texas operators said higher drilling costs Justified consideration in fixing allowables, while those from the Panhandle, urging investi- gation of their condition, stated 500 wells had been cut to less than one-half of one per cent of poten- tial production. coasl "'oaisbt: Highest temperature yesterday. ,...84 Lowest temperature tin's morning .45 TEXPSRATURZS Sun. Hon. p.m. 78 S2 Si S2. SO 75 71 67 65 63 SO CLOUOV Dry thermometer Wet thermometer tumidity. 30% sunrise sunaet p.m. a_m. 51" a.m. 56 54 54 52" 52 51 47 46 51 58 p.m