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Publication: Abilene Reporter News January 23, 1938

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 23, 1938, Abilene, Texas wm mm niW\ic Abilene Reporter -Skeins"WITHOUT,    OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES, WE    WORLD    EXACTLY    AS    IT    T    ran VOL. LVII, NO. 249 ABILENE, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 23, 1938 TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS. A«*ortateff Pr#** IAP* Cnitrd Pf*** <CP> PRICE 5 CENTSGREEN RANGES IN PROSPECT - -Welcomed Bv West WHEN ALLRED MOVES IT TO TEXAS- FRENCH TRIBUTE PROMISING OIL CO. WOULD LEASE PIKE'S PEAK FOR 50,000-FOOT WELL COLORADO, Jan. 22—An offer to lease Pike's Peak for oil and gas exploration, with the promise "to drill a well at least 50,000 feet deep,'1 has been made Governor James V. Allred by the Promising Oil company of Colorado, Texas. This peak was recently acquired ta? the governor of Texas in a football wager from the governor of Colorado. Included In the ten-year agreement is the promise to pay the governor a five-eighths overriding royalty interest to be applied to the Old Age Pension Fund, thereby alleviating the state's major I IZ* ,*T‘ financial headache.    I    the    .mount General Counsel Harry Ratliff of I oil n*pn of Colorado, Big Spring, the Promising Oil company de- San Angelo and Midland are clare. "Since we know that this among its stockholders—lf there is going to be a tough job we were any stockholders. This the have promised to pay a $1 per year company officials deny, claiming delay rental until the peak will that the Promising Oil company have been transferred to its new neither a corporation nor a partnership; that they have no capital, preferred or common stock; location,'’ Ratliff states The Colorado chamber of commerce has unanimously endorsed the "Oil Weekly" and the "Oil and I charging each member five dol-Gas Journal,” The official rec- tars a plate, which all of them ords. consisting of a ledger and ; promise to pay. The surplus—if a Black Draught almanac and a any—is used for buying oil leases fish calendar, are kept in the j in unproven territory, because that nearby office of the general coun- is the only kind they can afford sel, who acts as the chief oracle of the organization, or whatever it Is. The Promising that; the governor move Pike's Peak to Colorado, Texas, and place it on the eastern rim of the Permian Basin. 'We need some oil on this ^de in order to balance Oil company pay the janitor for cleaning its domino preserve and it is atill promising to do so. Then it bought an oil lease adjacent to a wildcat test and promised to pay for that they have no assets, offsets ..    .    .    ...    „     ,    or backsets, but are merely a ,    .    ...__. the project with the suggestion | promlssory coneen dealing entire-|startcd 1U ctreer by promising to ly in futures, particularly in things of the distant future. The company has its headquarters in a room surrounded by of- taken out on the flees of lawyers, oil officials and the lease but the hole came in dry western side of the basin,” cham- cattlemen on the second floor of before it could fulfill the promise ber^ of commerce officials decided. 1 the City National bank building. Since then it has made a lot of lease Just as soon as someone it promises to > promises enough for it to pay for drilling the 50.000-foot well on to buy. So far they have purchased two oil leases on which their oil scouts, who are members of the company, have promised oil production. A few days ago an oil well, promising to flow 140 barrels a day, was brought in a quarter of a mile from the one leased, resulting in a $1,200 cash offer on the company's two hundred dollar investment. Now it is premising to sell this EARLY SPEDDING PLAN "We ara going to spud in this I The Promising Oil company, or- The equipment, all of it borrowed I promises, which tost    Just as soon as Governor All-    ganlzed at a barbecue on August    from members, consists of a dom-    make good, red    completes his Job of moving    I, 1936, is Coloiados latest indus-    lino table, a set of dominos, several    PROMOTION his    Pike s Peak acreage into Tex-    trial enterprise. Thirty-five prom-< chairs, two spittoons and a table The funds of the    company are    Allred    signs’    the    lease    and    suc- as,”    President R. T. Dockrey and 1 lnent business men, cattlemen, and    Containing second hand copies of    raised by staging a    barbecue    and    ceeds    in    moving    the    hill    to    Texas Pike's Peak, provided Governor FOR PLANT MODERNIZATION- Big Steel’ To Spend 80 Million Half Of Amount    Qf    ]m ^    ^    ]m COMMUNITY CHEST WELL PLEASED WITH PLAN THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE- Soviets Refuse Plea That Envoy See Mrs. Rubens Cite Strict Rule Against Visiting Imprisoned Aliens darker days of 1930 and 1931. With An outstanding example of sue- WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.—vJP)— few exceptions those cities have cessful community chest operation The United States government rereorganised and revived their is Corpus Christi, where the plan    . , . „ „ ,    . , ...    , # .. I chests, convinced that no other is two years old The movement cel ed todav a soviet refusal of its 1 system—or lack of system—is as was sponsored there by the Junior re<iuest that an American embassy satisfactory    chamber of commerce. In the first official be permitted to aisit Mrs. Seven other cities, selected for funds campaign. Corpus Christi Ruth Marie Ruben seeming parallels in size or com- I exceeded its quota by $5,000. Next munity enterprise, were asked to year, with the goal raised $11,000, J supply data concerning their year- the budget was oversubscribed by approximately $7,000. History of the movement is traced by Bill Blair, assistant secre- To Be Used In Three Months Company Head'! Letter Answers Jackson Rebuke WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. —< The United States Steel corporation intends to spend $80,000,000 on plant modernization before September I, B F. Fairless, its president, wrote the senate unemplO' men!    j    T'    ‘    tary of the Corpus Christi chamber nnmii'mji    successfully    today.    Some    abandon-    munity    chest    setup;    and    onlv    — committee today, “It is hoped these exp*nd** ires ran be made in regular course in completion of the projects.” his letter said. “If such be done, about one-half, or $40,000,000 would be expended in the first quarter of 1938 and the other half would be expended in the second and third quarters of 1938. “In addition, if business conditions warrant, there will be, undoubtedly, other expenditures in considerable amounts during 1938.** Apparently replying to Robert H. Jackson, assistant attorney general, who has criticized failure of steel companies to reduce steel prices since the business slump began. Fairless wrote: PRICES, COSTS I INKED "It is clear that prices can not be reduced without a corresponding reduction in coats, of which wages is the moat important part.” Walter S. Tower, executive secretary of the American Iron and Steel institute, disputed in direct testimony statements to the effect that steel price increases had "far outrun the cost of production.” Another witness, Thomas C. Holden, vice president of F. W. Dodge corporation, which gathers statistics on the building industry, told the committee tiiat to regard the present recession as a new depression w&s absurd. He called it a ‘‘temporary check.” NOTE: Tills is the third of several articles detailing advantages of the community cheat plan.) By FINIS MOTHERSHEAD Abilene, provided a community 1 chest finds favor in its eyes, might profit by the exnerienees of other Texas cities which have tried the plan.    _      _    _ Most municipalities of Abilene’s [ ly drives for funds. Six replied, size or larger have experimented , Four reported use of the community with community chests The ma -1 chest plan, with complete suc-jortty operate such organiza«»ons cess; a fifth has a modified com- onf of commerce Showers May Continue Today Moisture Map Takes In More Than Dozen Counties; Fall Of .63 Inch Here Puts Month Total Past Normal Two-day rains, capped by brisk showers throughout th# area Saturday evening, brought Central West Texas a weekend prospect of greening ranges. There was rain last night in every direction from Abilene. The moisture map covered more than a dozen counties, and reports indicated precipitation extended well beyond the fringes of Abilene’s trade territory. their coml nullity ch cs*% in the of the Fix is without a chest. GANDHI S FEELING BETTER THANKS Travelers Make Merry At Banquet Fun was the kenynote as Abilene Traveling men entertained their wives at a banquet last night at the Hilton hotel. Following the dinner, at which Tiny Edwards was master of ceremonies, tables weer cleared away for dancing in the Crystal ballroom while part of the crowd w*ent to the red room for bridge. Amelia Baskerville, violin instructor at Abilene Christian college, gave musical selections during the dinner period, accompanied by Norene Watson. V. C. Grifting of Fort Worth was a visitor. Announced as new mem-ers at the meeting by Nelson De-Wolf, membership chairman, were Moses Shoemaker, and Hubert Bai^s, who last week moved to Abilene from Nebraska. "Naturally the citizens were skeptical.” he says regarding reception of the community chest approval, “feeling that this was just another medium which would entail more expense, when in reality It was the exact opposite. Members of the various agencies felt that they would not get much money under the community chest setup as they would conducting individual drives. It took x x x a full year to overcome this skepticism and ignorant criticism, and were finally able to induce about 25 of our local leaders to serve on a temporary board of directors. This board acted primarily as a court I of hearing to set the budget for each Individual agency for the year after its program had been explained to the members—to set the goal for the campaign, to appoint a campaign chairman and to set up a campaign organization | for the drive. We were very fortunate in that our board was well I an American citizen held in a Russian jail. The soviets said their internal authorities permitted the representatives of no foreign government to visit its nationals in prison during the Course of investigations    and could make no exception for the United States. Mrs. Rubens has peen in jail since the beginning of December, on suspicion of espionage, Moscow officials revealed recently. Immediately on receiving the Dominating the horizon at vcr-don, near Bordeaux, France, is the huge new masonry shaft, above, which will soon be dedicated to commemoration of Lafayette’s ald to America in the Revolution, General Pershing's World War feats and the arrival on French soil of the American Expeditionary Forces, Rainfall varied from a half to one and one-half inches. At many points the gauge for two days was from two to three inches. HEAVIEST AFTER DARK In Abilene, Weatherman W. H Green measured .63 inch shortly before IO o'clock last night. A sprinkle still fell at midnight. Of the moisture total here, .05 inch fell in the forenoon, the remainder in a steady downpoud which began soon after dark. Precipitation for the day. added to a uarter inch Friday, brought the January total for Abilene to 137 inches. It was nearly double the .71 inch which is normal to date. At the municipal airport the fall was 68 Inch, but it failed to hamper an eastbound plane which | level, landed on schedule ear} yin the evening CLOI DY FORECAST A Sunday forecast of partly cloudy indicated that showers night continue today. There was no forecast for any material change in I Deluges Bulge Texas Rivers Flood Warning At Shreveport; Red, Trinity Bank Full Northeast Texas rivers ran bankfull today under the load of torrential overnight rains. Flood wornings were issued at Shreveport for the Sulphur river lowlands when that stream rose 15 9 feet in 24 hours at Ringo Crossing. Tex. The stage of 22 3 feet there was 2 3 feet above flood The Trinitv river carried off th# burden of a 3 08 inch rain and was running close to flood stage of 28 feet. Levees at Dallas stand in the way of an overflow into the city. Texarkana was flooded with the temperatures, which ranged from heaviest rain in its history, 530 44 to 52 degrees yesterday. A year ago the day's extremes were 17 and : 27 degrees. Rainfall brought only pleased reactions from farmers and stockmen. although lateral roads in inches for 24 hours. Low sections of the city were turned into lakes requiring exacuatlon of cltienzs by boat. A gas main washed out near the citv limits and service probably will remain out until tom or- EVENTS TO COME IN WEST TEXAS nearly even* section were heavy. row- In some vicinities they moat im pa sable. were al- The Arkansas-Louisiana gas company rushed 4.000 feet of six-inch Tuesday morning. Tuesday night Future Farmers of sc ids admission on Monday that America In Coleman district will COLEMAN. —Central Colorado River authority board will meet f and Boring garden*. ELECTRICAL STORMS Sharp electrical storms accompanied the rain in several sections, General moiture provided water pipe to Texarkana to construct a, which wa* badly needed for live- bv-{miss around the break. The Red stock, of vast benefit to small River rose in Arkansas but wras refrains. and gave promise of storing ported far from flood stage. a good season for early planting w«.- Texas had rain too. with Mrs. Rubens, who had entered the country under the name of Ruth Norma Robinson, wife of Donald I/>uls Robinson, was in jail. Secretary Hull requested permission for an American embassy attache to talk with her The soviet today said they had established definitely that Mrs. Rubens entered the country in possession of a passport in the name of Ruth Norma Robinson, and thai her soviet visa to the passport was valid. Monday the soviets had informed this government they had arrested the womans supposed husband, Donald Louis Robinson, at a town The recuperation of Mahatma Gandhi, nationalist leader, from the illness that imperiled his life has eased the crisis that it was feared his death might create in native Indian affairs. Above Gandhi is seen chatting with a young friend on the beach at Juhu, Bombay, where he takes a daily walk. chosen, acted unselfishly and chose    l,ral    "K>unt*ins under sus- the best man in the city as our p^!?? of spyin*' campaign chairman, xxx    _ “ f passpor under which Mrs. MAKES BUDGETING EASIER nrov^ bv “ti - ’‘Tf'^ hf* b*fM ....    ,    proved by the state department to Your business men should fall j be false, having been issued on an In line with this plan very heartily j application supported by a birth because it means that they can set f*rtificate of a child long since their budgets at the beginning of i    However, the soviet admission the year tor welfare and character    J®    “J    pf*P°r<    *»» l 11 ,,    ,    ..    valid is uken to be a point in Mrs. *"d *d J'L Ru‘*n'* '*vor-    <he    soviet in ti ? J 8rf hounded YU, would have been a serious of-all the time by various organiza-    w tions putting on their individual drives, and they are not called upon to work on an average of a drive a month. Furthermore the community chest campaign is so much broader and more thorough j Three Wounded In mrock Shooting RAISE ADVERTISING FUND— Stock Growers Pool Efforts To Stabilize Price, Demand For Meat Seek Plot Behind Plot' In Bomb Try SEA IT LE, Jan. 22— (JP) —Police authorities looked for a “plot behind the plot’’ today in their investigation of a bizarre attempt to bomb the Japanese liner Hiye Maru. Although the investigators admitted the death of Rolphe M. Forsyth, 28. Vancouver, B. C. schoolteacher who drowned Thursday after pushing a bomb-laden raft toward the liner, might have sealed the secret of the fantastic plot, they said they would continue to question George Henry Partridge, 22, ilso of Vancouver, Forsyths admitted accomplice. AMARILLO. Jan. 22.—{A1)—The nation’s livestock growers are pooling efforts to stabilize the demand and price for meat through an intensive newspaper, magazine and radio advertising campaign. Jay Taylor, Amarillo cowman and the cornbell feeders will who is chairman of a committee asked to co-operate. Association, Inc., have voted to raise the assessment and adopt the proposed advertising campaign. Rackers and retail markets will that it reaches people who have never been solicited before It is the old story of cooperative effort versus individual effort. To me, the,, community chest is definitely a success. There is no overlapping of activities of any of the agencies. Each seems to be quite happy and satisfied with its budget allocation. See C HEST. Pf. 6, Col. 5 Pen Term Assessed In Sheep Theft Case SHAMROCK, Jan 22—<A*)—H. C Smith, his estranged wife and her mother, Mrs. D. Ellis, were critically wounded in a shooting affray in the Ellis home six miles east of here early tonight.    j Mrs Smith, 22, was shot in the hip. Mrs. FTI Ins in the left side and Teller Ammons wen: to a district Smith in the chest.    court    jury at 11:27 (CST) tonight. hold their "chap'er conducting” contest, Annual FFA and 4-H club calf shows, formerly announced for March 3. will be held February 24, SWEETWATER -Nolan - Fisher ! counties boys’ calf show will be held March 1-2. Nolan County Hereford breeders’ sale will be held March 3. Sweetwater Breeders’ association sale will be held March 24. Oil Eelt Teachers association meeting set March ll. ROBY.—St ribling Hereford sale will be held March 3. WINTERS—Ladies Night banquet has been slated by Winters Lions club for February 25, Vocational agriculture demonstra-j tion show will be held February ie. STAMFORD. — Annual chamber of commerce banquet is on schedule for Thursdsy night. MERKEL. -Eighth annual Merkel Poultry show is slated February 3, 4 and 5, BUTTERFIELD. — Butterfield 4-H club will be host to a basketball tournament for other club teams in the county Saturday. OLA YTONVILLE, — First annua! meeting of the Fisher County No I Coo per at. ae Game association will be held Tuesday from 10:30 to 3:10. 'Mike' Case To Jury DENVER, Jan. 22.—>JF Die case of three men indicted tor placing microphones in the offices of Gov. but no damage was reported. Busses were running behind schedule but "getting through all right”, Van Horn reporting ?wo inches which put ranges in fine fettle. Lighter rains were reported generally over the state. TRAFFIC DELAYED Street* were flooded and rail the bus depot here said. Heavy [™.p[)‘rbvf:°m !hf>    was    de rainfall all the way to Wichita Falls arid Brady was reported. Highway travelers said the downpour was nearly blinding as far west as Big Spring a heavy ram at Paris Friday right. The precipitation totaled 182 inches, bringing to 2.24 inches the fall for * 48-hour period. Heavy rains the past 36 hour* Two minor automobile accidents Scoter creek, south of Clarks here in which none was injured '    ^1/iVAav    37    Torahs    lf    of were attributed partly to slick pav- S«« RAIN, Pf. 9, Col 4 The Weather a mile, interrupting traffic between Clarksville and Bogata for several hours Saturday, Continuation of showers wa* in prospect at Lubbock. Farmers reported their land would be in fine condition for ploughing nf'er tho rains of the past two days. VICINITY! Band*) United States Sends Japs Rigid Protests WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.—<A»>- * HIL*:.NI. AS ll partly r toady. VV 4 *1 TEXAS: ( Iwdr, Inetl *lMmrr* In tau’*, warmrr in wmI and north portion* .Nunda); Munday partly rloady, ranter in north i Mi rf ton I t'l TEXAS VI oat I \ Houri), Aeration al rain* la .until portion*, .on ie * heat munix-r in MorttmeM ami north-rrnirai The United States has made "em- portoon* Pundit; Munday partly rloady,    t____ cool,r in nortbaent portion, t.entie lo phatic ^presentations to Japan, Hiatt™** r«*» •»» i»orthra»i wind* on the charging Japanese soldiers entered OHI,ahom t:    Mo«ii* Houri*, warmer Amel if an piopeit. in Nanking 15 sunda*. Monday riuud). <*M»ier la we*t times in three \\’s and took away Bud mirth oi>rt>on$,    *rt    „ NEW mum. %KizoN % oeaeraiiy 10 Chinese women refugees as well fair sunday and Monday; little rhangr as property. la temperature.    .    .    '    ,    .    ,    ,    ,    _ The state department said Japa- Kante of tempera iir- jetterriaj ; M. MOI K 44 i... | ........... 44 ......... >..* t ........... 44 .......... .... 9 ............. 44 44 ........ 44 ......... ... 4 ............. 41 .......... 7 4A a ............. 4A .......... a ............ ♦ ii t it ..... tx 11 Xonnn .... 47 Midnight Mn hr.I ana lune-*! trmrraturrs . rn. \e»trrdm. 52-441 »gnM* ti at? a »*•>. 27-17. P M 47 4d St) S> .12 SI SI 4H it ne.se officials subsequently had offered "explanations and assurances that adequate steps were now being taken to prevent similar occurrences In the future." Sunset >e«terd»y. «:04. .minke I od a I:*#; • un*-t tod.*- * «)5. Rainfall for J 4hnur» ending al I m. «;t. Call Open Forum On Community Chest SLAYER WANTS TO FORGET Seeks Pardon To Become' Man Without Country MCALESTER, Okla , Jan. 22—UP 1 —Phil Kennamer, whosp slaying of John F. Gorrell, Jr., was a national sensation in 1934. plans lf freed to become a modem "man without COLEMAN, Jan. 22.— Spl I—A jury in Judge O. L. Parish's 119th ,    district court this afternoon found participate in    the    raising of funds    Joe Bell of near Valera guilty of and in the advertising campaign    sheep theft and fixed his punish-    a country” he said todav. ^    ment at three years and seven | The    youthful    son of a    federal j months to the state prison    judge-he    s    now    only    22    -    said    a appointed    to    develop    the    .dvertls-    I Taylor Mid    the    purpose of the    Freeman ranch*LTtIw test!    Sou,h    American    company    had    cling    campaign,    said    today    livestock    campaign was    not    to skyrocket the    tied that he missed about 500 head      -* ‘*fc    —' “* feted him a job and he wanted to price of meat but to create if pos- of -shceP at roundup time, and that j {“J*    rr<    °f    hlS in the latter part of last December UIe ln vo!unt*r> exile sible a stable demand and price growers hope to raise at least $300, OOO for a year s campaign. This sum may be increased to a million dollars, he said, if first results point to possible success. Stockmen propose to double the present 25-cent per car assessment on cattle shipped to market to raise advertising funds. Major livestock organizations, including the     ^     ^      _    .......v* American national and the Texas ally in advertising food, some of it gclo. He was unable to present the finn    it Ti U'44 cf Am fa ft lo Daicar c I a eiiKeHfiD*      a.    . _ ------ —.... a,... Fllvl . .    .    . .    .    .    . "All I want to do is to get a^ay and to eliminate sharp    fluctuations    Uke his in the pen of BeM^now    fr°m herr" he Mld betw#en    his in demand and nrir*    im.n    ni.IL    chores « * "sort of flunky” in    the in demand and price.    small    place adjoins the    Freeman    Drison library "and ce’ this thine In adopting plans for    the    nation-    ranch-    Freeman said he    found a    behind me and forget it." slip gap along the boundary line a1 campaign, the stock raisers ....    .    fence    down, pointed out that various coopera- Bell. on the stand in his own beeves are spending around $5,000 - half, and testified he bought the OOO annually in advertising annu- sheep from a trucker at San An and Southwestern Cattle Raisers 1 a substitute for meat. I trucker as a witness in the case. HOLDS NO MAUGE Quieter and moi? earnest-appearing than when he was convicted of killing Gorrell and sent to prison for 25 years for manslaughter In February. 1935. Kennamer said he bore no malice He declined to comment on the recent marriage of Virginia Wilcox, daughter of oil millionaire H. F. Wilcox of Tulsa, for whom he asserted he killed Gorrell in self defense as he sought to thwart a kidnap plot. In Oklahoma City report* were What do the Abilenians who will be most vitally affected think about the proposed organization of a community chest? The answer to that and the opening of a channel that will lead to the achievement of an Abilene chest is what the Boosters’ club seeks in an open forum Wednesday night. Invitations have gone to 40 organizations to have representative* present. A chairman will be elected from the floor. Tile letters of invitation include: Mayor Will Hair and the four city current that clemency for the youth might soon by consider'd by the    ,    „    '    ST state's unofficial pardon and parole Lf .    ,    V    ?    ’    .    one    tv K mans club, American Legion, Tay- _______________lor County Medical Society and OVERNOR CONSIDERING    auxiliary. Business and Profession- Governor F W. Marland has in- ai Women s club, chamber of compleated he might personally consid- merCe, Young Woman's Christian association, Taylor county chapter, er the case before he leaves office. Young Gorrell, a dental student, was slam Thanksgiving eve, 1934. Young Kennamer rocked the social set of Tulsa with his story he killed Gorrell during a scuffle over a gun because Gorrell was attempting to extort $20,000 from WH American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts; Mrs. Edith C. Smith, to represent the Parent-Teacher association milk fund cause for underprivileged children; Taylor County Child Welfare board, United Welfare Association, Abilene FULL KENNAMER cox on a threat to kidnap Virginia, Recreation Board, Sunshine Nurs-then 19.    I    wry. I ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: January 23, 1938

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