Abilene Reporter News, January 25, 1938

Abilene Reporter News

January 25, 1938

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1938, Abilene, Texas VOL. LVI I, NO. 249 "WITHOUT, OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FpES, WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLYAS ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 25, 1938. -TEN PAGE trial opportunities In SweHwateK jo'r' item on the 1938 ment program of this city's board of city development, were analyzed tonight by Maj. E. A. Wood at the board's annual all-civic dinner. Major Wood, o.-.-ector of the Tex- as Planning board, discussed factors necessary to Increase industrial development. Other speakers were H. A. Walker, president of the board of city development and master of cere- monies, who presented a resume of 1937 activities of Ihe tax-supported organization; and James H. BealL first vice-president, who outlined the BCD program for 1938.' vl achievements listed for the past, year included BCD aid In re- organizing the Nolan' County Pair association; cooperation in a suc- cessful effort" io 'retain the CCC camp at Lake Sweetwater; a part in staging nine banquets and con- ventions; efforts for highway im- provement and In behalf of new in- dustries; staging of two golf tour- naments and cooperation In the third annual water carnival sports festival. Proposals topping the 1938 pro- gram were sponsorship of Ihe See BANQUET, eg. 3, Col. and Outlaw Shorts On Bear Market WASHINGTON, Jan. (if) Short selling in a falling stock market will be virtually taboo under regulations Issued by the securities commission today. A short must sell stock at a price at least one-eighth of a point above the price of the last sale, say the regulations, which go into effect on Feb. 8. This was Ihe effect of outlawing all except rare cases of short sell- ing In a declining market, because when prices are going down, shorts will find it impossible to sell at figures higher than the pre- vious sale. It will not affect short selling on a rising market, however. SEC officials explained informal- ly that shorts have a desirable sta- bilizing effect on a rising market, tending to prevent Harmful booms. At present the "big board's'' own regulations forbid selling stock short at a price less than the last previous sale. Thus ment regulations stricter. the govern- e somewhat Adbucfion Story Nor True, Says Relative HOLDENVILLE, Okla.. Jan. spokesman for the Clay Pat- terson family, who declined to per- mit use of his name, said here to- night the Wen-oka and Holdenvllle business mnn was not kidnaped and taken on a ride by two men, as Patterson liad related after a four-day disappearance last week. In a prepared sttcment, the spokesman satd Patterson "made a mistake when he told the fantas- tic story' of his abduction, but his condition was such that he was not held responsible." The statement said Pallerson, 42 year old motor car dealer, was weak from a recent Illness and 'disturbed by a financial strain that had become magnified tn his and that Pallerson "tem- porarily lost his equilibrium and Rule Actress Human Bureau Of Lost-And-Found Set Up In China HANKOW, China (Corre- spondence of the Associated "human Jost-and- found department" has been established to help countless refugees find the relatives from whom they have been separated by the war with Japan. The department was set up by Ihe China travel service to co- ordinate the frantic efforts of. the driven from cities' occupied by the Japanese army. No payment-or reward Is asked If the lost human beings are found by the firm. Thousands of Chinese have; registered their names and ad-: dresses and the names and last- known addresses of their miss- ing relatives. Long lines of dis- tracted Chinese wait patiently, day' and night, outside branches of the agency throughout the country In the hope of news, virtually every large city and town in China has? become a sort of "port of missing men." OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Jan. 24 golden-haired Rosamond Pir.chot, 32, socially prominent ac- tress who attained fame at 17 in the religion; spectacle "Thej w a found dend ol carbon monosidi poisoning in tht garage of hci Long Island es- late near' here today. Tile death offi- cially was listed as suicide. M i.s s Pinchot was the daugh- ter of Amos R. EJ Pinchot, tan lawyer, and a niece of former Governor Glfford Pinchot of Penn- sylvania. She had been estranged several years from her husband, William Oaston, a lawyer. A statement Issued tonight by the Pinchot family said: "Mrs. Gaston was found dead early this morning in a garage of her home at old Brookville, Long Island. "She was dressed in sports cloth- es and a sweater. She spent Sun- day with her two boys and dined at home with them. "She left a note of farewell for her parents and friends." Bank Robbery Which Failed Excites Trent Institution Calls Holiday While Vault Repaired BY HARRY HOLT Staff Correspondent TRENT, Jan. were no signs on the calendar today indicat- ing a holiday, but It was one for the Home State bank of Trent. Outside the stout little reddish brick building was a short but de- finite closed until vault repaired." There was nothing out of the or-.' that to a stranger'or visltor-iii town. But to the-residents of .th'ts 'Taylor county town, "it was food for the day's conversation. Men on the street chose that subject for their text ol discussion because there had been an attempted bant robbery. A bank robbery. was something that .never had occurred here and people never thought much about? it. However, following the attempt at 2 o'clock, Sunday morning, the curiosity of a lot of people got the better of them, resulting in the blunt street which reaches from highway 80, through town, being filled with sight-seers. OFFERS 5350 REWARD L. E Ad rain, cashier of the bank who announced a reward for capture of the burglars, did not climb on the roof top and beat his chest In a Tarzan manner, chanting that he'd like to see the men. But he said seriously that he was glad the visitors came at night as they might get nervous in daylight "But I will give the J250 just to see them hands of the he said. Had the burglars succeeded in opening the vault with their two oxygen tanks and acetylene cutting torch, and waited out a -time !ock that would have opened at 8 a. m., they would have been only about richer. That's all the ready cash there was and it was resting under protection of Insurance and See TRENT BANK, Pf. 3, Col. 5 Stamford Man Is Pneumonia Victim STAMFORD, Jan. T. Lemons, 68, resident of Stam- ford since 1920, died g o'clock to- night at the hospital here of pneu- monia. He entered the hospital Saturday afternoon. Mr. Lemons was a native of Ten- nessee and In 1920 moved from there to Stamford, where he had made his home since. Funeral arrangements are incom- plete pending word from his daugh- ters, Mrs. H. H. K'ormnn of Borger and Mrs. Merle Donald of Galvcs- ton. The body is in care of Barrow funeral home. Survivors besides his daughters include three sons, C ,W. J. T and The Weather WEST TEXAS-Kilr, coldt, In M portion Twsdij; IVedrK T.AST coldpr tan ind SJiiratr" t OKUHOMA Kalr. rflnllnard cnTd Xr.W MEXICO. Tor, Ultle In Irm- Pfmlurt. il" i5 t: ts HOIK 1... t___ 3---- 4___ 3.... 1.... t.... ...10..., .11___ P.M. U Hlcnni m. jTMtrtay, 43-31; >tn, S9-J8. COLD DUSTER IN TEXAS-- Floods Harass 3 States Storms Plague Panhandle Area; Roll Southward Flood Threats Wane In Other Parts Of State By The Press A new dust storm raged into the Panhandle late Monday while a chilling north rind drove -an earlier across Texas to the gulf. Borger reported a "black which followed an earlier worst storm of the winter, had limited visibility to one block. Amarillo appeared to be near the western edge of the storm which aviators said extended east Into Oklahoma and Kansas. Wind velocity there was about 20 miles an hour with 'Visibility ranging from one-quarter to halt a mile. A temperature of 22 degrees before morning was forecast. West Texas points reported the duster was blowing rapidly south. A light growing worse in some sections, was reported from gulf coast points. Meanwhile, immediate flood threats were waning. The Trinity river at Dallas receded after a crest of 36.5 feet had passed. At Palestine fear was expressed that the rising Trinity would flood the Long Lake area west of there in a few days. The Dallas weather bureau warned farmers to remove their livestock from the Trinity river lowlands from Dallas to Trinidad. Rivers which had been bank full were receding In the Temple sec- tion, and traffic was beck to nor- znal in most areas except south of Temple where 'highway 95 travel across the Little river was held up. ;The river.neared flood stage .to overflow a'f-JVUtonV.Teiarkana was almost cut off with water running across main highways leading. Irito the city. Skies were hazy at Lubbock and Abiiene but Wichita Palls report- ed slight dust late In the day. Dust was blowing at Galvrston, Port Ar- thur, Corpus Chrlstl and Houston. Minimum temperatures of 45 to 4S degrees were forecast at Galveston and 36 to 40 degrees at Houston. The temperature was not expected to go below 38 at A'.istin. It was still dropping at Longvlew. Terrific rains in north and east Texas Sunday left grain crops DUSTER, Tt. 3, Col. 4 II Duce's Son leads Trans-Oceanic Hop DAKAR. French West Africa, Jan. Italian squadron led by 20-ypar-old Bruno Musso- lini rested here tonight after hop from fe FIND DYNAMITE NEAR LINER BRUNO MUSSOLINI leg of a propaganda and experi- mental flight across the Atlantic to Rio de Janeiro. The purpose of the flisht, it was raid, was to collect information for Italian avlalion. but there was no direct connection with the- pro- posed Italy to Eolith America com- mercial lines. Mote than 300 sticks of dynnmite with an alarm clock timing device were found in n suitcase bomb discovered In the water near the Japanese liner Hiye Mam In Seattle harbor. An investigator Is examining the explosive, with the suit- case (hat held it shown at rfght. SENATE CARRIES FILIBUSTER INTO FIRST NIGHT PON Tirelessly Talking Southerners Vow To Block Anti-Lynching Bill Hundreds Flee Homes Before Icy Torrents Traffic Impeded In Illinois, Iowa And Wisconsin EOCKFOHD, 111., Jaii. A sudden upsurge of Icy waters forced more than 600 families from their homes in three states today. One life was lost. Highway and railroad traffic was seriously Im- peded by rivers ana creeks which swelled out of their channels in northeast Illinois, southern Wis- consin and eastern Iowa. More than two Inches of rain fell' over most of the area. A sharp' drop In temperature turned the rain to snow, however, and key cities In the harassed areas report-' ed the streams had begun to re- cede. MUCH COLDER FORECAST The weather outlook was for much lower temperatures and clear" skies by morning. The death victim was Eddie' Proctor, 6, caught as he attempt- ed to ford a run en route to school at Amboy, III. Rockford was the hardest city in" the distressed region. The situation was not alarming in the neighboring states, however.' Police rescued some 50 families from flood menaced homes at Be-' loit, Wls., where two Inches of rain hlied the Roclc river and Turtle' creek. Four families received assistance at Janesvllle, Wls., where some' streets were four feet under wa-" ter Water surged about a cabin heark Clinton, Iowa.'four occupants were rescued. bill, talked tirelessly tonight through the senate's firs} eveninj session of the year. Administration leaden held the chamber in session late in an effort to break the legisla- tive jam caused by the filibus- ter against the lynching bill. The night session finally ended late in the evening In a parlia- menlary wrangle about whether Senator Pepper (D-Fla) would be making his first or his second speech when he resumed tomor- row. He already had spoken six hours when he quit tonight. The burden of today's speech making was carried on by Pepper. He said the bill was a slap at the south, a violation of the con- stitulion, contrary to democratic principles, out of harmony with the spirit of the New Deal, contrary to the principles of irue liberal- ism and "a tragic prostitution of the processes ol government." Only a handful of senators was present. The Florida senator said his fa- ther was a sheriff and chief of police, and vividly described watch- Ing his parent risk his life to save the negro from a mob. But he contended the proposed legislation was unfair to local peace officers. Democratic Barkley serv- ed notice that similar long sessions would be called dally until dispo- sition of the anti-lynch bill. County Orders Dog Law Vote REA Cuts Charge On Coleman Power WASHINGTON, Jan. Representative South (D-Tex) an- nounced the rural electrification ad- ministration has agreed to reduce from to the monthly minimum charge to customers on a proposed power project in Coleman county, Tex. The reduction was granted on condition that sponsors guarantee a J1200 monthly minimum revenue from the 287 customers. South said an Initial allocation of had been approved by the REA and that construction of the project should begin as soon as a few details were worked out between the local authority and, the administration. The entire ccjt of the project will be 000. PREFERS TO SPEAK FOR Sen. Collie Scores Stateme nt By Woodward EASTLAND, Jan. mfttcdly surprised at former Stale Sen. Walter Woodward's announce- ment for lieutenant-governor, state Sen. Wilbourne B, collie of Eajt- land today scored the Coleman at- torney's weekend statement of can- didacy. "I would prefer that he allow me to do my oivn Senator Collie said. He took sharp exception to Woodward's saying that he (Col- lie) was not being considered as a candidate for Hcutcnant-govcrnor. PARALLELS ROGERS about for throe days, H, land from Austin alter spending the week with a senate committee Inquiring into departmental prac- tices, said: immortal -Will Rogers said that all he knew was what he read in Ihe papers, bat I don't even know that, for 1 learn to my sur- prise that Senator Woodnard has been quoted as saying that my name is not being considered among UIOK or candidates for the office, "In his statement. Senator Wood- ward said he was entering the race for lieutenant-governor and that he not announce if he were not sure that no former rolJtAgue of his in the senate was going to make the race. "t served tn the senate with Sen- ator Woodward. Therefore, 1 would qualify as a former colleague ot his. Consequently, Senator Wood- ward's statement implies that I do not intend Io make the race for lieutenant-governor. ASSUMPTION UNAUTHORIZED "Such an assumption on the part of Senator Woodward is Incorrect and unauthorized, and I would pre- fer that he allow me to do my own COLLIE, Tf. 3, Col, 6 A dog law election was called for February 8 by the Taylor coun- ty commissioners' court in Its Mon- day meeting. The election WBS called after the court had been presented with a petition signed by 160 voters ask- ing this move. Bearing the peti- tion was Joe Bettes, large-scale farmer living in the Wylte commu- nity. Signers ol the. petition gave ad- dresses from practically all com- munities in the county, but most of the names were of residents of central Taylor county around Buf- falo Gap and Tuscola. The referendum will be subject to regular election laws. If a ma- jority of voles favor adoption of the local option dog law, the com- missioners court will be required to declare that law in effect. PROVISION The local option law, passed by the last session of the legislature, makes It a criminal offense, pun- ishable by a maximum fine or by confinement in the county jail for BS much as 30 days, or both, for the owner of any. dog to let the dog run at large between sunset and sunrise unless the dog is muzzled. The iaw also provides that any dog known to have attacked, kill- ed or Injured any domestic ani- mals or fowls shall be killed by the owner or by an officer of the law. A provision in the law pro- hibits any person from placing poi- son on the premise of another, but allows any person to put poi- son on his own place. The election would be upon the question of whether or not that law be made effective in Taylor county. Dean Takes Food But Regrets Fast Broken MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan The Rev. Israel Harding Noe grudgingly returned to the "naturar plane tonight, joining with doctors in their efforts to restore strength to his 'fast-ravaged but only for the purpose of hastening his re- turn to "spiritual" existence. Conceding his fast bad been bro- ken by 'well -meaning' friends, the clergyman, removed as dean of St. Mary's Episcopal cathedral because ot what Bishop James M. Mason callni his religious drank (he juice of six oranges this afternoon, ate the pulp and swal- lowed several ounces of water. "It is only for the purpose of hastening my recovery." the 17 year old clergyman told his nurse. "It certainly is a shame they had to break my last." o3s poured muddy flood [waters across wide lowlands -today while overcast skies continued threats of more rain. Temporary relief came tonight with a cold wave that sent the mer- cury tn the northern part of the state below freezing. Most serious damage was expected on the Ouachita river where a crest of 41 feet above flood predicted by Friday. The Red river In the extreme southwestern portion of the state neared flood stage at Index and threatened overflow at Pulton. Texarkaria was almost cut off with water running' over main highways leading Into the city. DeQueeu, north-of there, had only one high- way open rural mall servics was suspended in the section. Blizzard Rages MILWAUKEE, Jan. 24 raging blizzard swept over Wiscon- sin tonight, swooping down on many sections where rescue and repair crews were still coping with condi- tions caused by torrential rains and, heavy snows. Fair Directors Give March Rodeo Okeh, Purses Announced Approval of the board of direc- tors of the West Texas Pair asso- ciation was giren Monday to the, plan of holding a professional rodeo In connection with the annual boys livestock show here March 1, 3 and 3. purses on the three-day, six per- formance rodeo will total between and with the fair as- sociation contributing of this amount. The purses, announced Tuesday afternoon by T. N. Carswell, after consultation with Ruck sibley, ro- deo manager, and other directors, will allow day money plus to- tal of entrance fees In each of live events, with champion- ship money in each event to be given to the three contestants with highest averages. The premiums will be given on bronc riding, wild cow milking, bulldoggtng. calf ropind and steer riding contests. MOSEY DIVSJON In day money, first place winner would get M per cent, per cent, third 30 per fourth 10 per cent. Championship purses would be divided 50-30-58 between the three contestants with highest average for the three days. Entry iees will be per day in wild cow millcing, bulldogging and calf roping, and tn steer rid- ing and bronch riding, aitry fees arc expected to add from to to Ihe prize monty being offered by the association. The same program, consisting ot these five events prefaced by J grand entry', will be given noon and evening of each of th( three days of the rodeo. v ;