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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1938, Abilene, Texas                               gftflem porter WITH OFFENSE TO gWENDS OR SKETCH YOUR EXACTLY AS IT VOL. LV11, NO. 250 ABILENE, TEXAS, JANUARY 26, TWELVE PAGES lwrlaCed. IAD I'nlltd ITfll  cnt Edith C. Smith, at Abl- .011 c hlsli school. She is scoreUry- trea surer ORDER TNCKEASE1) Mrs. Sniilh said yesterday that Mrs. Margaret Schmidt. United Welfare association director, had Increased Ihc dally milk order and that It appeared all of more than 200 children needing milk would get it through this month. However, acI donations will be needed by Feb. 1 (o go with the monthly gifts, such as that of the athleilc committee, before suf- ficient fimdsi for next month will be assured. Heretofore n goodly portion of the child re u needing milk have not had 1HIV It because gifts were Insufficient. Those -.accdlng It most have been served first. Principal Webb of the Locust school reported j-esterday child there had gained six pounds j In the past month, after it begau setting milk bought with gills to the PTA fund. Tliis milk is given the children In their homes under supervision of the Red Cross school nurse and United Welfare staff members. Ml distribution ts done without ex- pense to the fund. Every cent given bajs milk, lair. HKST TEXAS! rtoncr KAsr TKXAS: nilr tllcfcllr Tn rwrth Urn Thtrtdtv. north rrl) Mlnrfi nn Ih? btfomlnic m 111 u OKLAHOMA: fitlr winner Thvridjiv. NMV MKXirOi V.lt unnwr Md rrnlral por Kerrville Man Hefd In Mail Pouch Theft SAN ANTONIO, Jan. Charged with participation In a mall near O'Donnell, Tex- as, on Nov. 10 J. T. (Buddy) Mor- ris, 38, Kerrvlllc htde buyer, was arraigned before United States Commissioner P. A. Lockhart today and held under M.500 bond. Morris was arrested In Kerrville by Deputy United States Marshal J. S. McNeel and brought here lo be formally charged. He will be given a preliminary hearing before Commissioner Lockhart tomorrow. Land Erosion Hearing Iheme Worth Off Third Due To Wind And Water Damages BIG SPRING, Jan. resentatives of eight counties at a hearing here today described ser- ious Impairment of range produc- tivity and crop lands which they said had occurred in the Colorado river watershed within the last century- Ranee lands have lost a third of their livestock .carrying capacity and crop lands have been damaged by wind and water erosion and oth- er abuses, delegates told the hear- ing In discussing waler retardation and soil erosion prevention. County farm agents addressing the meeting expressed belief con tour terracing would overcomi most of the difficulty on crop lands and ranges, suffering from over grazing, could be aided as much a; thirty per cent by spreader terraces. Culberson Deal of San Angelo, president of the Upper Colorado authority, told Dr. L. M. Turner of New Orleans, of the national forest service, he doubted if sub marginal lands In the watershed were adapt- able to the national forest service program. A similar hearing has been sche- duled for tomorrow at San Angelo. Buffalo Must 6o: New Nickel Will Honor Jefferson WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 going to have a new first In 25 years. The treasury announced to- day that (he familiar buffalo nickel will be succeeded by one honoring Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States. The law says a new nickel design can be issued only every 25 years. That period will be up on Feb. 21. Secretary Morgenthau de- creed the new nickel mirst -show Jefferson's face on one side and his famous home, Monticcllo, on the other. Most Useful Citizen OLNEY, Jan. W. Hunt, president of the First Na- tional Bank here, was Introduced at the annual chamber of com- merce banquet as Olney's most useful citizen during 1931. He was named by civic clubs. FIVE LOANS, 100 Await Action By Jones FSA Group Wflntr p. M. ii Next step in the granting of loans to five Jones county farmers with which to buy farms under the Bankhead-Jones farm tenantry act, according to Clarence Symes, rural supervisor of Farm Security ad- ministration. Is approval of a Hlmt- ed number of by the county committee named for the purpose. More thsn 100 farmers have ap- plied for the time govern- ment toans which will be given to five tenant families to buy farms. These applications will be consid- ered by n committee picked by SK- retary of Asrtculure Wallace, and eliminated down 10 the last dozen or so, in the elimination will invesllgated by Farm Secur- ity administration, as will the farms they propose to buy. Symes said that he could not tell when final approval would be given to the chosen farmers. It is doubt- tut, he Indicated, that any of them will attempt raise crops on their new places in 1938. but pur- chase of the farms will be put through as soon as approval U given. In that case, the approved farmer would merely act as landlord during the remainder of this year. In the meantime probably continu- ing work wherever else he might be located. Wind Speed 163- Auto Dives Into Pit, Man Killed ROTAN, Jan. o Archie H. Stumpner. 47. oil ri crewman, was found at a. m today at the bottom ol a clay pi two miles northeast of here, bestd ils wrecked automobile, Klrby Me Donald, a cattle buyer, found him Stumpner, who was on his way to work on the Magnolia No. 1 J. M. Smith test, just before midnight Monday, had failed to lake a turn In the road. His car had gone through a wire fence, almost leap- ed a bank, and plunged into a clay pit 10 feet deep and 30 feet wide. The injured man had succeeded in getting a blanket and crawling from the car. He was found dead, lying on a blanket. His skull was fractured just above the eyes, his chin broken, ribs crushed on one side. The car had turned fast and west In the pit after hitting the opposite side Just below the head- lights. The body of Stumpner was taken this n'.'.crncon to Skellytown. his home, in an ambulance from Pam- pa. He had been working here a week. Record Reading Made On Balloon Run At Airport Wind which Monday night float- ed a thick haie of dust into Abl- ene whistled past yesterday after- noon at 163 miles an hour. But the high gale was feet overhead. Weather observes at the munici- pal airport discovered the roar- ng northwest wind as they sent up one of the several gass-filled bal- .oons they loose every day. Airport, Manager L. E. Derry- bcrry said the velocity was an un- the highest velocity ever recorded official record here. "I believe it's "A pilot could have cut his mo- tor and drifted into San Antonio." at the Abilene he said. Down on the ground at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, the wind wasn't just loafing. At that time its ve- locity was 36 miles. A little later, at the time of the balloon run, the ground level velocity was 2a miles. Last night, when darkness pre- vented observation of the balloon any higher, the velocity at feet was 77 miles. At the same level in the afternoon, it was only 54 miles. Cold weather hung- on as the winds whistled high overhead. At midnight the temperature was an even 32 freezing. The highest reading during the day was only 44 degrees, at 5 o'clock. Minimum for the prececdlng night was 31. Austin Man Named In Extortion Atttmpt AUSTTN. Jan. of using the United States mail with intent to extort money from Mrs. U F. Benc'senstein of Orange were filed against B. A. Pool, Aus- tin contractor, today. U. S. Commissioner Bruce Bted- soe released Pool under SUM bond pending a preliminary hearing Fri- day. Daily Oil Allowable Hiked Bbls. AUSTIN. Jan. daily oil production in Texas was boosted more than barrels In orders made public today by the railroad commission. The Rodessa allowable was raised from to 34.550 barrels daily. Commission officials said the pur- pose of the change was to give the Texas part of the field parity with the Louisiana and Arkansas seg- ments. The commission boosted the dally allowance of the McCamey field from 13.855 to barrels. Snow In Texas By The Associated Press Snow fell in flurries in parts of Central. North and East Texas Tuesday as the weather bureau pre- dicted frost to the gul{ coast, except in the Rio Graiide. Heavy flurries were reported In southern Ellis county; a light fall at Corsicana, and freakish fine snow at Tyler and Crockett while the sun shone brightly.   

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